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Wuxi Suntech Awarded “Top Brand PV” Seal from EuPD Research

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WUXI, China, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ 360WiseNews/  — Recently, Wuxi Suntech has been awarded “Top Brand PV” seal from EuPD research, ranked amongst top component suppliers. And this award showed that Suntech stood out for its top brand quality, high brand awareness amongst end-customers, and distribution depth, which refers to a strong position in brand portfolios of installers.

Wuxi Suntech Awarded “Top Brand PV” Seal from EuPD Research

According to the recommendation of installers and intermediaries in Germany and Holland, Suntech has become the first Chinese PV enterprises that won this honor. EuPD Research Institute’s latest “Top Brand PV” Award shows the highest quality of the global PV industry. The independent TOP BRAND PV industry seal is based on an annual multi-level analysis of qualified statements in regards to brand perception, brand management and market penetration from installers and intermediaries based in Germany, the UK, Italy and the Netherlands. EuPD Research is a neutral research institution which has won great reputation among European PV industry, so this Keep Reading

Tornado Recovery Underway at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ 360WiseNews/– Recovery efforts are underway at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, which was impacted by a tornado at 11:25 a.m. CST Tuesday. All 3,500 employees at the facility have been accounted for, with five sustaining minor injuries.

“Our hearts go out to our employees and the people in New Orleans who have suffered from this serious storm,” said Keith Hefner, director of the facility. “The safety of our team is always our main concern, and we are pleased to report that we’ve identified only minor injuries.”

The facility is currently closed and will remain closed Wednesday, Feb. 8, with only emergency personnel on site to continue damage assessments. All NASA employees and tenants who are not involved in emergency operations have been evacuated. Local law enforcement helped ensure employees arrived home safely. All utilities and services to the facility are being secured and efforts are underway to restore power.

At this time, emergency personnel have identified damage to building numbers 103, 350 and additional structures. Building 103, Michoud’s main manufacturing building, Keep Reading

Stemtree Education Center Voted Best Summer Camp

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By Northern Virginia Magazine

VIENNA, Va., Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ 360WiseNews/ — Stemtree Education Center has been named one of the Best Summer Camps in Northern Virginia Magazine’s March 2017 Best Summer Camps edition. Stemtree was chosen by readers and vetted by staff in the magazine’s search for the best-of-the-best local summer camp program.

This award comes on the heels of Stemtree’s recent selection as Best STEM Program in Washington FAMILY Magazine’s 2016 Best for Families survey.

“We are thrilled to be recognized once again for the exceptional experience we provide our students,” says Stemtree founder and Curriculum Director Dr. Abdelghani “Bell” Bellaachia. “I’m particularly proud of our camp program because it is no small feat to make summertime learning both productive and fun.  But we have done it here at Stemtree, and that’s generating a lot of enthusiasm in the community.”

Building on the momentum of another successful school year, plans for an exciting 2017 summer program are well underway. Stemtree campers will spend the dog days of summer exploring science, technology, and engineering through fun, hands-on activities and one-on-one instruction. Returning students will continue with their curriculum, while new attendees will be given an initial assessment from which a customized lesson plan will be developed.

Campers will delve into science experiments, computer programming and game design, and robotics and electrical engineering, all while having fun with their peers. “Stemtree’s summer camp is a win-win proposition,” explains Dr. Bell. “The children are happy because they are having a blast, and the parents are happy because not only are their kids engaged, safe, and happy, they are getting an edge for the upcoming school year.”

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Jackpot.com: US PowerBall Jackpot Hits $229 Million – Now Available in the UK

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LONDON, February 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ 360WiseNews/ —

The jackpot keeps growing, and Jackpot.com gives you a chance to win big

This Saturday, February 5 at 23:00 (EST), US PowerBall players will have a chance to win a jackpot of $229 million, and now, via Jackpot.com, this massive Jackpot is available for UK residents also. The jackpot continues to grow since the last big win was claimed by a Pennsylvania couple in December 2016 with a total jackpot of $121.6 million. The highest PowerBall grand-prize awarded to date was a whopping $1.5 billion back in January 13, 2016.

The winning numbers from the Wednesday, February 1 draw were 9, 43, 57, 60 and 64. The PowerBall number was 10 and the Power Play number was 2. Although the jackpot remains for this coming Sunday’s draw, more than 850,000 players won more than $9 million in cash prizes in Wednesday’s draw. The overall odds of winning any PowerBall prize are 1 in 25.

The US PowerBall is regarded as the world’s most highly-prized lotto, and, it’s one of the easiest to play. With Jackpot.com, UK players stand the same chance as winning as US players, anybody over 18 can play. Through Jackpot.com, it’s easy to select your numbers and buy your tickets. All a player needs to do is match 5 numbers and the PowerBall number to win the jackpot prize. The PowerBall also offers other winning opportunities, including Match 5 winners Power Play and Match 5 Winners. For a total of nine ways to win with US PowerBall, it makes it the most rewarding lottery game of all time. Keep Reading

AJC Applauds President Trump’s Response to Iran Missile Test

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NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ 360WiseNews/ — AJC applauded the Trump Administration’s quick and firm response to the latest illicit Iranian test of a ballistic missile. The UN Security Council deemed in a July 2015 resolution that such tests are illegal. It was adopted soon after the P5+1 and Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

“Nefarious Iranian behavior cannot go unchecked,” said AJC CEO David Harris. “Rigorous monitoring of Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA and related international measures, such as the UN ban on ballistic missile tests, is imperative to successfully curtailing Iran’s threats to regional and global security.” Keep Reading

Encore Jets Launches Private Jet Flights to Cuba With New Partnership

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Private Jet startup Encore Jets partners up with International Expeditions, launching private jet operations and travel programs to Cuba.

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ 360WiseNews/ — Beginning today, the New York City based private jet startup Encore Jets will offer direct flights to Cuba from 24 United States cities and their respective airports, including Miami, Atlanta and New York. The brokerage has partnered with the tour operator and travel agency International Expeditions, recognized for its ongoing experience in tourism and government relations with Cuba. Together, the two travel companies have introduced private charter flights and customized experiences through Encore Jets’ Discover Cuba™, while complying with all FAA regulations.

Chris Bannister, CEO of Encore Jets, explains that all clients are still required to secure the necessary approvals and visas that are required of all U.S visitors to Cuba; however, with their new partnership this process is handled in-house for their convenience. The companies recognized the increasing demand from current and potential clients seeking destinations in transition and have taken on the market together. President Sami Belbase expressed, “We never saw challenges in flying to Cuba; we were just waiting for the right time and the right partners to offer the experience.”

Encore Jets fliers can have a fully customized private travel experience to Cuba, from choosing the perfect private jet to curating the finest details of their travel itinerary. The program offers one of kind experiences for jetsetters and executives alike, beyond just getting to Havana by private jet. Enjoy activities such as private rum tastings with master distillers and intimately orchestrated evenings at the Buena Vista Social Club. Prices for a group of six travelers flying to Havana for a three-night itinerary begin at $30,000 and the company is currently offering the program exclusively to its members.

For more information, visit www.encorejets.com

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