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Sydor Instruments Receives $ 1 Million Grant from Department of Energy

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 19, 2015

Sydor Instruments announced today that it has been awarded a $ 1,000,000 Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR) Phase II grant from the Department of Energy. Sydor Instruments will use this grant in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop a novel, direct-detection, soft x-ray imaging camera with five to ten times better position resolution than currently available technology. The Phase II program will implement the designs developed during Phase I and produce a beta prototype for testing at a soft inelastic x-ray scattering beamline.

“We are very pleased with being awarded this SBIR Phase II grant and would like to thank Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for its partnership and collaboration during this process. This grant from the Department of Energy reinforces the importance of further developing this technology which will significantly improve the ability to precisely characterize atomic structures which will in turn provide considerable benefits in terms of discovery and new material science. These detectors will be especially beneficial in any type of soft x-ray spectroscopic diagnostic. Commercial embodiments of this technology will result in better resolution for existing beamlines and enable shorter, more economical beamlines for the future,” stated Michael Pavia, President of Sydor Instruments.

About Sydor Instruments

Sydor Instruments ( is a comprehensive diagnostics solution provider. We provide our customers with custom diagnostics, ultrafast imaging systems and ballistic imaging and test systems for a variety of applications in science and industry. Sydor Instruments specializes in streak cameras and single photon applications where the highest resolution and accuracy is required.

About the SBIR Program

The Small Business Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation’s R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

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Duncan Lewis Immigration Department Members receive Law Society Level 2 Accreditation

Law Society Immigration & Asylum Accreditation Scheme

London, United Kingdom (PRWEB UK) 8 September 2014

Duncan Lewis Solicitors are pleased to announce that several of the firm’s Immigration and Public Law staff have recently been awarded Law Society Immigration and Asylum Law Level 2 Accreditation status joining the firm’s 152 already accredited Level 2 spanning their Immigration and Public Law departments nationwide.

The Law Society Immigration and Asylum Law Accreditation scheme covers all areas of Immigration and Asylum work. Accredited members of the scheme will have shown that they have and will maintain a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice satisfactory to the Law Society’s level of recognition.

The firm’s recently accredited staff are;

Sheroy Zaq- Public Law Caseworker, Harrow

Krishma Bathia- Immigration Caseworker, Harrow

Joanna Sherman- Immigration Caseworker, Lewisham

Betty Mwamuye- Immigration Solicitor, Dalston

Smit Kumar- Immigration Solicitor, Dalston

Kat Hacker- Public Law Supervisor

Rajni Choda- Immigration Supervisor

Duncan Lewis Head of Department and Public Law Solicitor Toufique Hossain added;

“It is always pleasing to know, especially in this climate of Legal Aid cuts, that we are seeing such talented, hard working individuals committed to Immigration and Asylum law. It is important now, more than ever, that these bright individuals come through the ranks in what are difficult ever-changing areas of law.”

Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of

Immigration Lawyers and is also a leading provider of Legal Aid Services in the UK. The firm’s Immigration and Public Law Departments have been recommended by the Legal 500 as “excellent” and “expertise” respectively. The further Level 2 accreditation of a number of the firm’s staff fortifies the firms ability to offer specialist legal services across these two areas on matters including; Individual Immigration; Asylum, Human Rights and Appeals; Detention and The Fast Track Process and Business Immigration.

About Duncan Lewis

Duncan Lewis, established in 1998, is the largest civil legal aid practice in the UK and one of the country’s fastest growing firms of solicitors, serving both corporate entities and private individuals from offices across London and throughout the UK. A recommended leading law firm by Law Society Lexcel, Legal 500; Duncan Lewis employs over 500 members of staff and was the first law firm to achieve the Investors in People Gold Quality Standard Mark in 2009. Representing over 25,000 clients per year, the company has an excellent reputation in the Administrative Court, High Court and Court of Appeal in the Immigration, Public law and Family/Child Care jurisdictions.

Established areas of law are: business immigration, child care, civil liberties, clinical negligence, community care, crime and fraud, dispute resolution, debt and insolvency, employment, family and divorce, housing, asylum and immigration, litigation, mental health, personal injury, prison law, professional negligence, public law and administrative law, regulatory matters and welfare benefits.

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Executive Vice President of Monroe College is Chosen as Primary Negotiator by Department of Education for Gainful Employment

New Rochelle, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2013

Last month, Marc Jerome, Executive Vice President of Monroe College, was chosen as a primary negotiator to represent private, proprietary colleges as the Department of Education reviews the proposed gainful employment rule. Fifteen primary and fourteen alternate negotiators were selected to represent the various segments of higher education.

In 2010, the DOE proposed the gainful employment rule and a series of metrics used to determine whether education programs within the proprietary sector lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The proposed rule based a program’s eligibility for federal student financial aid under Title IV of the Higher Education Act on whether or not the program met rigorous student loan debt metrics.

On June 22, 2013, the Department of Education announced that it would establish a negotiated rulemaking committee with the intent that it would review current gainful employment standards, as well as help to improve on regulations and create new standards for programs that prepare students for gainful employment.

The topic of gainful employment has been highly discussed throughout higher education and this committee is meant to achieve several goals relating to the matter. According to a document published by the U.S. Department of Education, these goals include defining what it means for a program to prepare a student for gainful employment, providing institutions with the tools and metrics needed to assess whether their programs prepare their students for gainful employment, protecting students and taxpayers by identifying gainful employment programs with poor outcomes, and supporting students in deciding where to pursue a college education by increasing transparency.

Over the last three years, Mr. Jerome has become a subject matter expert on gainful employment and has focused a lot of his energy working on Title IV issues. He has delved into the matter in order to gain an in-depth understanding and has worked with the U.S. Department of Education as well as both Democrats and Republicans on numerous issues, including gainful employment.

In 2012, Monroe College won a USA Funds® Award for Excellence in Debt Management. The College was recognized for developing its Debt Reduction, Education, Assessment & Management (DREAM) project, which gives its graduates the skills to manage both their personal and educational finances. The DREAM project educates students through peer financial advising, early intervention loan counseling and education, and enhanced staffing of its Office of Loan Management, among other efforts to improve student financial literacy.

The next negotiated rulemaking session is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C. on October 21st through October 23rd.

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Idaho Department of Commerce Becomes First State to Implement GIS Planning’s New Heat Map Technology

Idaho Commerce is the first U.S. state to utilize GIS Planning’s sophisticated heat mapping technology.

Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) December 06, 2012

Businesses considering investing in Idaho have a new high tech mapping resource at Idaho Commerce announced today that it has become the first U.S. state to utilize GIS Planning’s sophisticated heat mapping technology to display detailed data on demographics, labor force and consumer expenditures across all industries.

“Idaho Commerce is constantly striving to fulfill the needs of business, and locating complex data sets to aid in decision making is a challenge many of our customers face,” said Jeffery Sayer, director of Idaho Commerce. “Gem State Prospector, with the new heat mapping technology provided by GIS Planning, allows us to be more responsive to our customers by making easily accessible data just a click away.”

Using Geographic Information System (GIS) software, the free website provides immediate access to dynamic real estate, demographic and industry data and displays available commercial properties on an interactive heat map.

“We’re proud that Idaho is our first state client to embrace the latest version of our mapping technology, which enables businesses to quickly evaluate locations within the state based on more than 500 variables,” said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO of GIS Planning. “We believe this powerful technology will give Idaho a competitive advantage, since nearly all initial site selection screening is conducted online.”

In addition, allows visitors to:

    Search for available buildings and sites using very specific criteria, and display properties on an interactive map that can also show specific points of interest, demographic information and more.
    Explore existing businesses in Idaho by general and specific industry classifications, and by size and performance.
    Find locations in Idaho that match specific demographic, labor force, transportation and geographic profiles.
    Easily save property, demographic, community and business reports.

The website is built using state-of-the-art site selection mapping capabilities including ZoomProspector Enterprise and Google Maps technologies.

About GIS Planning

GIS Planning,, is the world leader in online economic development solutions. More than 13,000 U.S. cities in 42 states are served by the company’s GIS software, which provides real estate, demographic and industry data to help site selection professionals. GIS Planning invented, a free website that enables companies to identify the best locations to start-up, expand or relocate, and, a free tool to help businesses grow. GIS Planning is an exclusive partner of the International Economic Development Council, and has been on the Inc. 5000 list for the past four years.

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