WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY MAY 24: FIRING UP THE BARBIE
Profile America — Friday, May 24th. This holiday weekend will see the great seasonal migration begin to decks, balconies and backyards to fire up our gas or charcoal grills. May is not only National Barbecue Month but also National Hamburger Month. While cooking food outside has occurred throughout history — and prehistory — grilling became a popular recreation in the U.S. in the 1920s. The first charcoal briquettes sold for the purpose were produced by Henry Ford, using scrap wood left over from making Model Ts. More than a third of U.S. adults enjoy grilling out, and some 12.5 million do so at least twice a week. That may help account for the 58 pounds of beef and 56 pounds of chicken that Americans eat on average each year. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 244Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1240Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 217
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau
SAN DIEGO, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With Memorial Day weekend just ahead, family and friends will join together to enjoy BBQ gatherings and celebrations, and Cricket would like to offer its appreciation for the Nation's fallen military and several little known facts, practices and traditions that mark the day of remembrance.
- Since the American Revolutionary War, 1715 – 1783, the U.S. has lost an estimated 1.3 million soldiers.
- There are 146 National Cemetery designations in the U.S., Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington Virginia may be the best known. Visit Wikipedia for a complete list of National Cemeteries.
- The National Archives offers information about military records, replacements for lost medals and awards, and military photo archives. More information can be found at the website for Veterans at archives.gov.
In 2000, the forty second president of the U.S., William Jefferson Clinton, declared on Memorial Day, the twenty seventh of May, a National Moment of Remembrance, which calls for the observation of those who have fallen and the true meaning of the day at 3:00p.m. and for "Taps," the official bugle call for a military funeral, to be played. For the full declaration, please visit this website usmemorialday.org. Additional ways of observing Memorial Day are listed:
- by visiting cemeteries and placing flags or flowers on the graves of our fallen heroes
- by visiting memorials
- by flying the U.S. Flag at half-staff until noon
- by flying the 'POW/MIA Flag' (Section 1082 of the 1998 Defense Authorization Act)
The National Memorial Day Parade was started in 2005 after almost 70 years without a parade in Washington, DC. All ages are welcome to attend. Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to attend the parade which includes marching bands, active duty and retired military units, youth groups, parade floats and hundreds of veterans from Wars past. The National Memorial Day parade is organized by The American Veterans Center and is held at 2:00 PM EST, Monday, May 27, 2013 on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. For more information about the National Memorial Day Parade, please visit the website at nationalmemorialdayparade.com. If travel to Washington, DC is not possible, The National Memorial Day Parade can be attended virtually. Join the Parade online by signing up at the virtualbootsontheground.com staging area.
About CricketCricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital 4G LTE and 3G CDMA wireless networks. Cricket's innovative products and services, including the award-winning Muve Music® - the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.
SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.
TOKYO -- May 24, 2013 -- (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ") (Nasdaq: IIJI) (TSE1:3774) today announced that at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on May 24, 2013, IIJ resolved to propose the partial amendment of its articles of incorporation at the 21th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held on June 26, 2013, as described below:
1. Reason for amendments
(1) The Company's Board of Directors resolved at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on September 6, 2012, with the effective date of such resolution being October 1, 2012, to adopt the unit share system that sets a share-trading unit as 100 shares and simultaneously conduct a 1:200 stock split, along with the change of the total number of shares authorized to be issued from 377,600 shares to 75,520,000 shares, according to the amendment of the securities listing regulations, etc. of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. in April 2012, whereby listed companies whose number of shares constituting a share-trading unit is a number other than 100 shares or 1,000 shares are obliged to set their number of shares constituting a share-trading unit as 100 shares.
Accordingly, the Company proposes to establish new provisions of Article 8 (Rights Pertaining to Less-than-a-full-unit Shares) and Article 9 (Request to Purchase Less-than-a-full-unit Shares) to stipulate the rights pertaining to shares that do not constitute a full unit of shares.
(2) To make the operations of general meetings of shareholders and Board of Directors' meetings more flexible, regarding Article 14 (Chairman) and Article 20 (Convocation of Meetings of the Board of Directors) of the present Articles of Incorporation, the Company proposes to change the chairman of a general meeting of shareholders and Board of Directors' meetings to be the directors who are each determined in advance by the Board of Directors.
(3) To provide for the effective dates of the establishment of new provisions of Article 8 and Article 9, the Company proposes to establish the new provision of Article 1 of Supplementary Provisions.
(4) Further, following on the foregoing amendments, the necessary amendments will be made, such as renumbering the accompanying provision numbers, additions and deletions of the necessary provisions and phrases, and corrections.
2. Content of amendments
The content of the amendments are as follows:
|Present Articles||Proposed Articles|
|(New Provision)||(Rights Pertaining to Less-than-a-full-unit Shares)|
|No shareholder of the Company shall exercise any right pertaining to shares that do not constitute a full unit of shares ("Less-than-a-full-unit Shares") that he/she has except the following rights:|
|(1) Rights granted by the items listed in Article 189 Paragraph 2 of the Companies Act;|
|(2) A right to make a request pursuant to Article 166 Paragraph 1 of the Companies Act;|
|(3) A right for allotment of shares for subscription or stock acquisition rights for subscription in proportion to the number of shares owned by a shareholder; and|
|(4) A right to make a request pursuant to the following article.|
|(New Provision)||(Request to Purchase Less-than-a-full-unit Shares)|
|Any shareholder of the Company with Less-than-a-full-unit Shares may request the Company to sell to such shareholder shares that will become a number of full unit of shares together with a number of Less-than-a-full-unit Shares owned by such shareholder, in accordance with the Share Handling Regulations to be prescribed by the Board of Directors.|
|Article 8||Article 10|
|Article 13||Article 15|
|Article 14.||Article 16.|
|The President and Director shall chair a general meeting of shareholders. Should the President and Director be unable to so act, another director shall act in his/her place in the order predetermined by the Board of Directors.||A director designated in advance by the Board of Directors shall chair a general meeting of shareholders. Should such director be unable to so act, another director shall act in his/her place in the order predetermined by the Board of Directors.|
|Article 15||Article 17|
|Article 19||Article 21|
|(Convocation of Meetings of the Board of Directors)||(Convocation of Meetings of the Board of Directors)|
|Article 20.||Article 22.|
|Unless otherwise provided for by law, a meeting of the Board of Directors shall be convened and chaired by the President and Director.||Unless otherwise provided for by law, a meeting of the Board of Directors shall be convened and chaired by a director designated in advance by the Board of Directors; provided, however, that when such director is unable to so act, another director shall act in his/her place in the order predetermined by the Board of Directors.|
|2 The notice of convocation of a meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given to each director and company auditor at least three (3) days prior to the day set for such meeting; provided, however, that this period may be further shortened under pressing circumstances.||2 The notice of convocation of a meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given to each director and company auditor at least three (3) days prior to the day set for such meeting; provided, however, that this period may be further shortened under pressing circumstances.|
|3 Matters concerning operation of meetings of the Board of Directors, etc. shall be governed by laws and regulations, the Articles of Incorporation and the Regulations of Board of Directors to be prescribed by the Board of Directors.||3 Matters concerning operation of meetings of the Board of Directors, etc. shall be governed by laws and regulations, the Articles of Incorporation and the Regulations of Board of Directors to be prescribed by the Board of Directors.|
|Article 21||Article 23|
|Article 35||Article 37|
|(New Provision)||Supplementary Provisions|
|The establishment of new provisions of Article 8 and Article 9 shall become effective as of July 1, 2013.|
|2 These Supplementary Provisions shall be deleted as of July 1, 2013.|
3. Schedule for amendment
Scheduled date of the 21th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Scheduled effective date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. The company's services include high-quality systems integration and security services, Internet access, and cloud computing. Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States and the United Kingdom. IIJ listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/. The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
CONTACT: IIJ Investor Relations Tel: +81-3-5259-6500 E-mail: email@example.com URL: http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/ir
TOKYO, May 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ") (Nasdaq: IIJI) (TSE1:3774) today announced the nomination of the candidates for positions on the Company's Board of Directors and Auditors. The nomination is subject to the approval of IIJ's 21th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders that will be held on June 26, 2013 in Tokyo as well as of the Board of Directors meeting that will be held on the same day. If all approvals are obtained, IIJ's management structure will be as follows:
|Areas of Responsibility,|
|Position||Name||Significant Concurrent Positions|
|Chairman||Koichi Suzuki(1)||Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director|
|President||Eijiro Katsu(2)||Chief Operating Officer and Representative Director|
|Hideshi Hojo(1)||Division Director of Regional Division|
|Senior Managing Director||Takeshi Kikuchi||Division Director of Enterprise Business Division 2|
|Hitoshi Imafuku(1)||Division Director of Enterprise Business Division 1|
|Managing Director||Takamichi Miyoshi||In charge of Technology Strategy|
|Akihisa Watai||Chief Financial Officer|
|Yasurou Tanahashi (3) (5)||Outside Director of Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd.|
|Takashi Hiroi (3) (5)||General Manager of Business Planning Division of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation|
|Director||Junnosuke Furukawa(1) (3) (5)||Director Counselor of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.|
|(Part-time)||Shingo Oda (3) (5)||Outside Director of IT Holdings Corporation|
|Yoshifumi Nishikawa(5)||Honorary Advisor of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation|
|Toshinori Iwasawa (2) (5)||Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of IIJ Global Solutions Inc.|
|Company Auditor||Kazuhiro Ohira (4)|
|(Full-time)||Chiaki Furuya (2)|
|Company Auditor||Masaki Okada (4) (5)||Attorney at law|
|(Part-time)||Masaaki Koizumi (4) (5)||Japanese Certified Public Accountant|
(1) Re-appointment (2) New appointment (3) Outside director (4) Outside company auditor (5) Concurrent positions described are the major ones as of May 24, 2013 (*) Senji Yamamoto will resign from Executive Vice President followed by the closing of IIJ's 21st Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders. (*) Shunichi Kozasa will retire from Company Auditor followed by the closing of IIJ's 21st Ordinary Meeting of Shareholders.
Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. The company's services include high-quality systems integration and security services, Internet access, and cloud computing. Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States and the United Kingdom. IIJ listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/.
The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
CONTACT: IIJ Investor Relations Tel: +81-3-5259-6500 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/ir
BOULDER, Colo., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado based Air Comm Corporation (ACC) announced today it has completed the acquisition of Texas based Meggitt (Addison), Inc., formerly Keith Products. Air Comm Corporation is the world leader in engineered design and manufacture of Environmental Control Systems (ECS) used by military and civil rotorcraft and general aviation fixed wing aircraft. The nearly 30 year old family-owned business now has over 60 active Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates and OEM Type Certificates including heating and air-conditioning systems for over a dozen OEM manufacturers including: Bell, Sikorsky, Eurocopter, AgustaWestland, Enstrom, Beechcraft, Cessna, Learjet, Piaggio, Pilatus, and KAI.
According to Executive Vice President Rick Steiner, one of Air Comm's owners, "This transaction brings together two great companies - I have no doubt our customers will benefit from the increased the scale of resources available to support their thermal management technology requirements, overcome and manage FAA certification challenges, and provide the sustainment support and services that are essential for ECS systems." ACC President Keith Steiner adds, "Air Comm's acquisition of Meggitt-Addison brings full circle the technology and entrepreneurship that our father Norm started nearly 30 years ago that underpins both organizations. We are very grateful to our employees, their families, and to our loyal customers who continue to support and take pride in the ACC brand. We look forward to the next 30 years."
Prudential Capital of Chicago provided the Acquisition Financing. ANV Partners provided Transaction and Financial Advisory. General counsel for Buyer was Ballard Spahr, for the Lender Schiff Hardin, and for the Seller Kaye Scholer.
SOURCE Air Comm Corporation
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