Oklahoma Technology & Science

CS3 Technology Raising Funds to Stop Diabetes

2017-05-18

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Construction begins on Allen's new 90,000-sq.-ft. Delta Hotels and Convention Center
Construction begins on Allen's new 90,000-sq.-ft. Delta Hotels and Convention Center

2017-05-12

ALLEN, Texas, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Construction has begun on the new Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen and Watters Creek Convention Center, in the southeast corner of U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive in Allen. The project is expected to take 18 months and will be the largest conference center along the U.S. 75 corridor between Dallas and Oklahoma. “This hotel and convention center will make Allen a true destination in the state of Texas and the nation,” said the city’s mayor, Stephen Terrell, at the groundbreaking celebration on Tuesday. “You have the shopping and dining at Watters Creek across the street, but there’s also many more options for shopping, dining and entertainment that are easily accessible throughout the city. This will allow people to have somewhere unique to come stay and enjoy Allen.”

Secretary Zinke Announces $23.6 Million for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects and Studies
Secretary Zinke Announces $23.6 Million for Water Reclamation and Reuse Projects and Studies

2017-05-12

This funding provides essential tools for stretching limited water supplies by helping communities reclaim and reuse wastewater and impaired ground or surface waters. Washington, D.C. May 12, 2017 — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation awarded $23,619,391 to communities in seven states for planning, designing and constructing water recycling and re-use projects; developing feasibility studies; and researching desalination and water recycling projects. The funding is part of the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse program. “This funding provides essential tools for stretching limited water supplies by helping communities reclaim and reuse wastewater and impaired...

Noble Research Institute Represents the Next Step in Noble's…
Noble Research Institute Represents the Next Step in Noble's…

2017-05-12

“Through the Noble Research Institute, we are continuing the vision of our founder, Lloyd Noble. He challenged us to explore new frontiers in innovation to help solve agriculture’s most pressing challenges, and this change will open up new possibilities.” Ardmore, Okla. May 12, 2017 — The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation announced Wednesday that it has separated its research and education operations from its philanthropic activities to advance its mission and better serve agriculture. The organization’s research, education and consultation activities will continue forward under a new name, the Noble Research Institute, LLC. The philanthropic activities, including grant-making and scholarship programs, of the original organization are being placed in a new, private foundation,...

WhyteSpyder and Mercy Health Foundation Partner for Cornhole Event
WhyteSpyder and Mercy Health Foundation Partner for Cornhole Event

2017-05-11

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., May 11, 2017 — Fayetteville eCommerce company WhyteSpyder is preparing for its 4th Annual Catfish, Corndog and Cornhole Tournament, benefitting Mercy Health Foundation. The event will take place at the Mercy Hospital Campus North Field/Parking Lot on Friday, June 16, 2017, with all proceeds going to the Mercy Health Foundation. “This is our way of bringing the community together to enjoy an afternoon of great food and fun,” said WhyteSpyder CEO Eric Howerton. [embedded content] WhyteSpyder promises another successful event, with all proceeds benefiting Mercy Health Foundation. WhyteSpyder...

Broadband Technology Report Announces Opening Of Twelfth Annual Diamond Technology Reviews, New Format
Broadband Technology Report Announces Opening Of Twelfth Annual Diamond Technology Reviews, New Format

2017-05-11

NASHUA, N.H., May 11, 2017 — Broadband Technology Report (http://www.btreport.net/index.html) is excited to announce the opening of the twelfth annual Diamond Technology Reviews program (https://diamondtechreviews.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/main/home). New this year, rather than merely rating each entry, BTR’s panel of independent judges will determine finalists and winners in 16 categories (CPE, Wi-Fi Solutions, Cabling and Accessories, Active Network Hardware, FTTH/Optical Access Platforms, Video Distribution Solutions, Video Processing Solutions, CCAP Systems, SDN/NFV/Cloud, Optical Transport/Carrier Ethernet, Content Discovery, Back Office, Video Content Security, Monitoring & Analysis, Field Test Instruments, Network-Level Test...

New Poll Shows Unemployed Workers Are More Hopeful About Finding Work
New Poll Shows Unemployed Workers Are More Hopeful About Finding Work

2017-05-10

Oklahoma City, OK May 10, 2017 — Express Employment Professionals released results from a new poll of unemployed Americans showing a greater sense of optimism about the future among the unemployed. The national survey of 1,500 jobless Americans age 18 and older between March 14 and April 6, 2017 was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Express and offers a detailed, in-depth look at the background and attitudes of the unemployed. According to the survey, 33 percent agree with the statement, “I’ve completely given up on looking for a job.” While still a startling number, it is a notable improvement compared to previous years, with 43 percent saying they had “given up” in 2016, 40 percent in 2015 and 47 percent in 2014 reporting...

Cardplatforms and JetPay Named Winners in 11th Annual Pay Awards
Cardplatforms and JetPay Named Winners in 11th Annual Pay Awards

2017-05-10

We designed the JetPay Money Access Card purposefully, and in such a way, that a cardholder will be proud to carry and put their card on display whether shopping at a local retailer or just out for a night on the town with a significant other or friends. Boca Raton, FL May 10, 2017 — Paybefore judges have selected the JetPay Money Access Card as a 2017 Pay Awards winner in the Best Design category. For 11 years, Pay Awards has conferred the most prestigious recognition of excellence in prepaid and payments technology industry. The awards are presented annually by Paybefore, whose publications are the leading source of industry information for payments executives. Jeff...

AEP And Dynegy Complete Ownership Transfer For Co-Owned Plants
AEP And Dynegy Complete Ownership Transfer For Co-Owned Plants

2017-05-09

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 9, 2017 — American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) today completed the sale of AEP’s 330-megawatt (MW) share of the Zimmer Plant to Dynegy and the purchase of Dynegy’s 312-MW share of Conesville Plant.   The transaction has no material impact on AEP earnings. AEP already operates Conesville Plant and Dynegy operates Zimmer Plant so there will be no employment impact from the transaction. AEP now owns 92 percent, or 1,461 MW, of Conesville Plant. Dayton Power & Light owns the remaining 129 MW of Conesville Unit 4. AEP’s other competitive generation assets in Ohio include 595 MW of Cardinal Plant, 603 MW of Stuart Plant and the 48 MW Racine Plant. Stuart Plant is expected to be retired by June 1, 2018. American Electric Power is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States,...

National Fire Sprinkler Association Annual Seminar and North American Fire Sprinkler Expoâ„¢ Draws Record Crowd
National Fire Sprinkler Association Annual Seminar and North American Fire Sprinkler Expoâ„¢ Draws Record Crowd

2017-05-09

LAS VEGAS, Nev., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –  The National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA) was proud to welcome the Canadian Fire Sprinkler Association (CASA) and the Asociación Mexicana de Rociadores Automáticos Contra Incendio (AMRACI) last week at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. NFSA kicked off the conference on May 3rd, with technical sessions and a tailgate training session that featured member training trailers and props in the parking lot. A side-by-side fire demonstration, showed the impact fire when new furniture is involved. The side-by-side demo shows how fast fire spreads without fire sprinklers and how fast fire sprinklers activate to extinguish the fire. “We were excited to see so many of our members participate, and it’s great to see our contractor, suppliers, manufacturer, professional and subscriber (fire and building official) members come together in such an inclusive environment,” explained Shane Ray, NFSA President. “Our...

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