10 Mart 2009 Salı

The Hotel Shelley

The Hotel Shelley A Stylishly Different Miami HotelThe Hotel Shelley is product of a flawless marriage between comfort and affordability. Located step from the ocean, the Shelley is a favorite to travelers who enjoy an unpretentious atmosphere and prime location at a good price. Our vibe is chill. We're talking bathing suites and flip flops...all day long.The laid-back ambiance and gracious staff of the Shelley prove ideal to the casual traveler who's looking for a place where anything goes.Earthy tones, lush lounge chairs and a nightly open bar make the Shelly's lobby and verandah the ideal spot to get a good night started. No attitude, no worries, just fun times.Simple, comfortable and clean. Rooms at the Shelley feature uncomplicated designs and ultra- cozy beds. The King mini-Suite and Suite that includes in-room Jacuzzi offer ample spaces encouraged for guests to share.About UsThe Hotel Shelley, located at 844 Collins Avenue in South Beach, Miami, was originally built in 1936. This luxurious bed and breakfast style hotel hosts 49 rooms: Standard two double beds, King mini-Suite and one Suite that includes in-room Jacuzzi and DVD player.Our hotel has been revamped to include deco styled furniture, in-room safes, cable plasma LCD TVs with free movie channels, 82 stations, Stereo system, fully stocked mini-bars, and full marble bathrooms.Spend some time in our lobby - Watch sports, listen to music or enjoy the "buzz" on Collins Avenue from our veranda. Stick around in the evenings for one of the few open bars on the Beach - every night!Downtown Chicago Hotels

9 Şubat 2009 Pazartesi


Rosemount-FOUNDATION FIELDBUS UNITS, NOW AVAILABLE! (see surplus list)-3244MVs Temperature Transmitters New in Box Qty. 40 -8700 Series Flow tubes- New surplus/Remanufactured-8705TSA060C3W3N0- New surplus-8707THA060S1W1N0- New surplus-10” Flanged Flowtube- New surplus-3051 DP/GP Series- New surplus & Reman (Most Ranges)-1151 DP/GP Series- New surplus & Reman (Most Ranges)-3311DS1 New Surplus***Powder Coated Tough by Sullivan and Sons, Inc.Rosemount GP TransmitterFisher Valves & Instruments-Fieldbus DVC5000 Series Positioners-1", 1 1/2", 2", 3" WCC CP Valves - New Surplus-1", 1 1/2", 3", 4" SST V150 Valves - New Surplus-4150/4160 Controllers - Remanufactured -DVC5000 Smart Positioner - New Surplus & Reman-3582/3610J positioners - Remanufactured -249B-2500 Level-trols - Remanufactured***Powder Coated Tough by Sullivan and Sons, Inc.Fisher DVC5010Micromotion-RFT9712 & RFT9739 Transmitters Field mount/Rack Mount-3300 & 3350 Discrete Controller - New Surplus-T Series Straight Tube w/ Integral 2700 Transmitter #TO5OT613SCAUEZZZZ sensor-DS012X999(TANT) - New Surplus-CMF100, CMF200 - Reman-DS065S114PU - New Surplus -DT Series High Temperature Sensors***We now sell Factory New unitsMicromotion RFT9712 TransmitterFoxboro-2800 Series Flowtubes 1/10",1",2",3",4",6",8",10",12" - New surplus & Reman.-Magnetic flowtube 2808-SABA-TSA 8", 2812-SABA-TSA 12" reman.-IDP10-D22B22F-M1L1H - New surplus-CFS10-05SCFNN - New surplus-801HA - New surplus-9303A Flowtube - New surplus-75RTA-PDEFB Rate totalizer - New surplus-8004A Flowtube 4" - New surplus***Powder Coated Tough by Sullivan and Sons, Inc.******We also sell Factory New FoxboroFoxboro D/P TransmittersYokogawa-UR100, UR1000 Recorders-Mag flow tubes—many sizes - New surplus-Vortex Meters- many sizes- Reman -YF110-NNNBIAS3S3 4" Vortex - New surplus-AM11 Magnetic Flowmeter Converters- Reman -HR2400 Recorders- Reman Qty. 8Yokogawa Vortex MetersMoore Products-Model 351 Controllers- New surplus/Remanufactured-Model 352 Controllers- New surplus/Remanufactured-Model 353 Controllers- New surplus/Remanufactured-Model 354 Controllers- New surplus/Remanufactured-Model 363 Paperless Recorders - RemanufacturedMoore ControllersMetso/Valmet Products-Model PULP EL analog Consistency- Remanufactured-Model KajaaniMCAi Microwave Consistency 12"- New surplus***Ask about repair/exchange programKajaaniMCAi Microwave

High Flow Range Mass Coriolis Flow Meter

deal for the measurement of flow, density and temperature of liquids and slurries, such as aggressive or contaminated, sanitary or particle-filled fluids.Features:* Flow ranges from 60 to 60K Kg/Hr (2.2 to 1650 lb/min) * Accuracy up to 0.25% of reading* Materials: flow tubes -316 L, splitter flanges -316 Ti, housing - cast iron* Process temperature-40°F to 356°F * Ambient temperature-40°F to 140°F* Wide flow ranges ACCURATE AND RELIABLEThis meter has the ability tomaintain high accuracy,despite changing viscosity conditions, with accuracy of +0.25% of reading.EASY CLEANINGThe ACM series has smooth stainless steel tubes and no moving parts, and is therefore very easy to flush and clean.MULTI-TASKINGThe ACM series of mass coriolis flow meters measure flow, density and temperature.MATERIAL COMPATIBILITYBecause of the meter's 316 stainless steel flow tubes, the ACM series can measure a wide range of materials.VARIETY OF ELECTRONICSElectronics available for the ACM series include a local, hazardous rated display and a remote, panel-mount digital display.ALINTIDIR

KYC compliance

Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance regulation has proved to be one of the biggest operational challenges banks, accountants, lawyers and similar financial service providers worldwide have had to overcome.World-Check, the industry standard KYC compliance solution, provides an overview of KYC compliance and its origins, and outlines the compliance mandate as applicable to banks, accounting firms, lawyers and other regulated financial service providers – not just in the UK, Europe and the USA, but all around the world. Relied upon by more than 3,000 institutions worldwide, this KYC database solution provides effective legal and reputational risk reduction.Why “Know Your Customer?”The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre revealed that there were sinister forces at work around the world, and that terrorists activities were being funded with laundered money, the proceeds of illicit activities such as narcotics and human trafficking, fraud and organised crime. Overnight, the combating of terrorist financing became a priority on the international agenda.For the financial services provider of the 21st century, “knowing your customers” was no longer a suggested course of action. Based on the requirements of legislative landmarks such as the USA PATRIOT Act 2002, modern Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance mandates were created to simultaneously combat money laundering and the funding of terrorist activities.What is Know Your Customer (KYC)?Know Your Customer, or KYC, refers to the regulatory compliance mandate imposed on financial service providers to implement a Customer Identification Programme and perform due diligence checks before doing business with a person or entity.KYC fulfils a risk mitigation function, and one its key requirements is checking that a prospective customer is not listed on any government lists for wanted money launders, known fraudsters or terrorists.If preliminary KYC checks reveal that the person is a Politically Exposed Person (PEP), for example, Advanced Due Diligence must be done in order to ensure that the person’s source of wealth is transparent, and that he or she does not pose a reputational or financial risk in terms of their finances, public positions or associations. Beyond customer identification checks, the ongoing monitoring of transfers and financial transactions against a range of risk variables forms an integral part of the KYC compliance mandate.But to understand the importance of KYC compliance for financial service providers better, its origins need to be examined.Origins of Know Your Customer (KYC) complianceThe arrival of the new millennium was marred by a spate of terrorist attacks and corporate scandals that unmasked the darker features of globalisation. These events highlighted the role of money laundering in cross-border crime and terrorism, and underlined the need to clamp down on the exploitation of financial systems worldwide.Know Your Customer (KYC) legislation was principally not absent prior to 9/11. Regulated financial service providers for a long time have been required to conduct due diligence and customer identification checks in order to mitigate their own operation risks, and to ensure a consistent and acceptable level of service.In essence, the USA PATRIOT Act was not so much a radical departure from prior legislation as it was a firmer and more extensive articulation of existing laws. The Act would lead to the more rigorous regulation of a greater range of financial services providers, and expanded the authority of American law enforcement agencies in the fighting of terrorism, both in the USA and abroad.In October 2001, President George W. Bush signed off the USA PATRIOT Act, effectively providing federal regulators with a new range of tools and powers for fighting terror financing and money laundering. During July 2002, the US Treasury proceeded to introduce Section 326 of the PATRIOT Act, a clause that removed some key burdens for regulators and added significant enforcement muscle to the Act.What 9/11 changed, in essence, was the extent to which existing legislation was being implemented. Using the provisions of the earlier anti-terrorism USA Act as a foundation, it included the Financial Anti-Terrorism Act, which allowed for federal jurisdiction over foreign money launders and money laundered through foreign banks. Significantly, it is this anti-terror law that would make the creation of an Anti Money Laundering (AML) programme compulsory for all financial institutions and service providers.Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act dealt specifically with the identification of new customers (“CIP regulation”), and made extensive provisions in terms of KYC and the methods employed to verify client identities.In accordance with this piece of updated KYC legislation, federal regulators would hold financial institutions accountable for the effectiveness of their initial customer identification and ongoing KYC screening. Institutions are required to keep detailed records of the steps that were taken to verify prospective clients’ identities.Although current KYC legislation does not yet demand the exclusion of specific types of foreign-issued identification, it recommends the usage of machine-verifiable identity documents. The ability to notify financial institutions if concerns regarding specific types of identification were to arise, combined with a risk-based approach to KYC, proved to provide a robust mechanism for addressing security concerns.Effectively, the risk-based approach to customer due diligence grants regulated institutions a certain degree of flexibility to determine the forms of identification they will accept, and under which conditions.KYC compliance: Implications for banks, lawyers and accounting firmsThe KYC compliance mandate, for all its positive outcomes, has burdened companies and organisations with a substantial administrative obligation. Additionally, KYC compliance increasingly entails the creation of auditable proof of due diligence activities, in addition to the need for customer identification. ALINTIDIR

8 Şubat 2009 Pazar

Robotic suit helps paralyzed walk

LONDON, England (CNN) -- A new robotic suit could transform the lives of paralyzed people, giving them the ability to walk again.The invention, known as ReWalk, acts like a kind of exoskeleton. It consists of lightweight, motorized leg supports and an assortment of intricate motion sensors.Users wear a backpack that holds a computerized control box which helps the medical device recognize when a step needs to be taken."Standing changes my whole environment. I don't have to look from the bottom up. Now I am eye to eye with everybody," Radi Kaiof, who has used the device, told CNN.Kaiof, a former Israeli soldier, was paralyzed from the waist down 20 years ago. He doesn't have feeling in his legs but is still able to move with the use of the robotic suitWith the assistance of crutches, which offer balance and support, people paralyzed from the waist down can walk, bend, sit and even climb stairs when they wear the suit.The futuristic invention offers an alternative to using a wheelchair for those who have functioning upper bodies and are capable of standing with the use of supports.It is the creation of Dr. Amit Goffer, an engineer and founder of Haifa, Israel-based high-tech firm Argo Medical Technologies. Goffer was inspired to create the device more than a decade ago after he became disabled in an accident.The medical technoloqy that could help paraplegics do what was once considered impossible isn't available for purchase yet. The device wasn't ready for testing until late 2007 and currently is in clinical trials in Tel Aviv. More trials are planned for the United States and Europe, and if the product receives the necessary approvals, it could hit the market in 2010.The price of the device hasn't been set yet, but is expected to be comparable with the typical average yearly expense of using a wheelchair.The robotic suit improves the quality of life of people paralyzed from the waist down, according to Goffer, who wanted to give paraplegics an alternative to using a wheelchair. It also benefits their overall health since it keeps their bodies active all day long, he says.But when it comes down to it, the invention is all about helping people regain respect. Dignity is "the No. 1 problem" for people who use wheelchairs, says Goffer.For Kaiof, the former soldier, the robotic suit has changed his life. Before he tried it on, his daughter had never seen him stand before.When he stood before her for the first time, she couldn't believe just how tall he was, he recounted to CNN. ALINTIDI