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Start-up Sitka catches Forbes’ attention
Company president hopes to double sales in 2013
By JOHN PULLIAM
The Register-Mail
Posted Dec 10, 2012 @ 04:45 AM
GALESBURG — The president of one of Galesburg’s most successful start-up companies was as surprised as anyone when his company was featured on the Forbes magazine website. Sitka Salmon Shares was included in an article titled “Seven Sustainable Foodie Holiday Gifts.” Company President Nic Mink said he began wondering what was going on when he noticed “a huge spike in traffic on our website” Wednesday. He said it took him a while to figure out what was going on. “Then I read the thing in Forbes and was... http://www.galesburg.com/features/x1107420057/Start-up-Sitka-catches-Forbes-attention

North Pacific council working on chinook protection
MOLLY DISCHNER
Dec 9, 2012 - 02:03 PM
The North Pacfic Fishery Management Council agreed Sunday that it is time for public review of a chinook bycatch measure targeting Gulf of Alaska non-pollock trawl fisheries. Council member Cora Campbell, Alaska’s fish and game commissioner  motioned to move ahead with public review, with some options added to the alternatives. Campbell’s motion included additions to the analysis that the Advisory Panel and Scientific and Statistical Committee had recommended. The SSC had also recommended releasing it for public.... http://www.alaskajournal.com/Blog-Fish-Bytes/April-2012/North-Pacific-council-working-on-chinook-protection/

Dec 7, 2012 - 12:00 PM AKST
Senator seeks $15M for tsunami debris
BECKY BOHRER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
HONOLULU (AP) — An Alaska senator wants $15 million for tsunami debris cleanup on the West Coast included in a federal disaster relief package for states affected by Superstorm Sandy. Sen. Mark Begich said it's embarrassing that the government of Japan has put more funding toward the debris cleanup than the U.S. government has. He said the impact of debris from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan reaching U.S. shores is as much a natural disaster as a hurricane, drought or wildfire — it's just unfolding in slow motion. "We have to recognize that it's different than any other type of disaster because if it's like Sandy, you see it; it's right there in your face, everything at once," he said. "And in this situation it's kind of like climate change. Things don't happen overnight, they happen over a period of time, and when it... http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/December-Issue-2-2012/Senator-seeks-15M-for-tsunami-debris/

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TOTE out in front with clean propulsion technology #SupplyChain
Brier Dudley
Seattle Times technology columnist
With a Prius on every block and Teslas on sale at the mall, it’s hard to make a statement with a hybrid in Seattle nowadays. You need a pretty special eco-friendly vehicle to stand out. I thought the suborbital space freighter that Paul Allen is building out of recycled 747s would take the cake. Then I heard about the two 764-foot, dual-fuel megaships being built for Seattle-based TOTE. When they go into service in 2015 and 2016, the hybrid ships will be the most environmentally friendly container ships in the world, the company said in its announcement last week. Emissions of particulate matter will be reduced by 99 percent, enabling TOTE to sail through strict.... http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2019874610_briercolumn10xml.html

Alcatel-Lucent Has a Top-Secret SDN Startup!
DECEMBER 10, 2012 | Craig Matsumoto
Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) isn't the only company with a software-defined networking (SDN) spin-in. Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has one, too, Light Reading has learned. It's been in the works for about a year, says Basil Alwan, president of AlcaLu's IP division. "We have not only built but we have a really advanced architecture that customers are really raving about in the SDN space," he claims. As for a name -- it's hard to believe it was available, but AlcaLu picked Nuage Networks, "nuage" being the French word for cloud...... http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=227748

Huawei to Open Research Center in Finland
By ERIC PFANNER
Published: December 10, 2012
PARIS — Huawei, a Chinese maker of telecommunications equipment, said Monday that it planned to open a research and development center in Helsinki next year, accelerating the company’s investments in Europe, where its business is expanding rapidly..... http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/technology/huawei-to-open-research-center-in-finland.html


















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