Cold shock injury in Tetrahymena pyriformis

first_imgThe ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena pyriformis has been used to study the biochemistry of cellular injury induced by rapid cooling (cold shock). Cellular viability was found to depend on the time and temperature of cold exposure, and the rate of cooling. During cooling to −7.5 °C, in the absence of ice, an optimal rate of cooling of 2.5 °C min−1 was observed; at both faster and slower cooling the recovery decreased. Following acclimation at a reduced temprature (10 °C) the viability following rapid cooling was significantly different from that of cultures maintained at 20 °C. Analysis of the phospholipid fatty acids from cells grown at 10 °C demonstrated that, at the reduced temperature, there was an increase in the average degree of fatty acyl unsaturation. Cold-shock injury in Tetrahymena is associated with membrane thermotropic events which are determined by temperature per se, whereas viability is a function of the rate of cooling. A hypothesis of injury is presented in which the presence of gel-phase lipid within the membrane is not the critical event, but it is the pattern of nucleation within the membrane which ultimately determines the extent of cellular injury.last_img read more

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Touchstone rebrands its agents services operation

first_imgHome » News » Touchstone rebrands its agents services operation previous nextProducts & ServicesTouchstone rebrands its agents services operationProperty management giant says it wanted a fresh design for its letting agent services division.Nigel Lewis11th July 201701,348 Views One of the UK’s largest property management companies Touchstone has rebranded its Bath-based letting agent operation. It will now be known as Touchstone Agent Services.The move follows the sale of its residential lettings business to Connells in May last year when Touchstone decided to exit the buy-to-let market, which saw 50 staff across nine branches in Kent, Buckinghamshire and the West Country integrated into the Connells brand.At the time Touchstone said it would adopt a “clearer focus on our corporate and institutional client base”.Fresh identityTouchstone says it wanted a “new, fresh identity” for its agent services, which it says offers agents a range of white label services to reduce their fixed costs and help them expand faster than if they if they had to set up key services themselves, and concentrate on winning new business.Services offered to agents include property management, rent collection, compliance, tenant administration, credit control and agent commission management.“The PRS is growing at an incredible pace and we want to support letting agents through these changing times,” says Matthew Duckett, Head of Department Back Office Services at Touchstone (pictured, left).“It was time for a new fresh look for our service and to remind agents of the variety of solutions we offer to support their business.“We’re experts at what we do, and we’ve been in business long enough to understand the challenges agents face. We can help. You generate the business, we’ll do the rest.”#Touchstone Agent Services is part of a huge operation that manages at least 21,000 properties including those for institutional residential portfolio and build to rent clients plus receivership services.The company also refreshed its corporate identity in April last year, moving from a green logo (see below) to its current and more modern design.Touchstone, which has offices in Bath, London, Leeds and Milton Keynes, started out in 1988 as Johnson Fry Property in the 1990s and then changed name in 1999. It then grew both through acquisition and a joint partnership with Colliers CRE.In November 2012 the company was bought by the £3 billion not-for-dividend company Places for People Group, which manages over 150,000 homes in the UK.   July 11, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

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USS Green Bay Holds September 11 Memorial Service

first_img Share this article USS Green Bay Holds September 11 Memorial Service View post tag: USS View post tag: 11 View post tag: Navy September 13, 2011 Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: holds View post tag: Bay View post tag: Naval Sailors and Marines aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) conducted a 9/11 memorial service while underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Sept. 11.The ceremony marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings on 9/11 and commemorated those who lost their lives that day.“Today we reflect back on a period in our nation’s history, to the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001,” said Cmdr. Kevin P. Meyers, commanding officer of Green Bay. “In the minds of the terrorists, a strike would paralyze Americans with fear, cause our economy to falter and collapse, and would allow extremists to establish their foothold in the Middle East and beyond.”“Our military actions over the last decade have served notice throughout the world that we will defend our homeland as we always have,” Meyers said. “We will not cower in fear or hide in our homes, we will take the fight to our enemy wherever they might be, and in the end, the courage, heart, grit and determination found in every American will win the day.”Guest speaker retired Lt. Roger Perrino, New York City Police Dept. gave his firsthand account of what happened at Ground Zero when he responded on his day off.“I first heard about the attacks after I dropped my sons off at school,” said Perrino. “When I reported, no one really knew what was going on, we all just thought it was an accident. So when the second plane hit we were all in shock.”Perrino recounted his tale of the events that took place and the horror, tragedy, and the selflessness of so many individuals coming together to help in the hours, days and months after the attack.“It was amazing to see the whole country come together,” said Perrino. “We had an avalanche response team come all the way from Montana to lend their expertise, because we weren’t equipped to deal with something like that.”The presentation helped instill a sense of pride and honor in the Sailors and Marines in attendance.“It gave me a big sense of pride and belonging,” said Sgt. George Hurby, from Camp Pendleton, Calif. “To know that we are out here serving a purpose and to be reminded why we are needed out here so far from home is very sobering and reminds me why we do what we do.”Green Bay as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, along with Marines from the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, are underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet AOR during its maiden deployment.[mappress]Source: navy, September 13, 2011; View post tag: Memorial View post tag: green View post tag: Service View post tag: September Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Green Bay Holds September 11 Memorial Service last_img read more

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Russia: St Petersburg Hosts Planing Conference of FRUKUS 2012

first_img View post tag: Planing Main planning conference of the FRUKUS 2012 joint naval exercise is taking place in St. Petersburg. The exercise will be held in June … View post tag: hosts View post tag: FRUKUS View post tag: 2012 (rusnavy)[mappress]Source: Russian Navy , April 26, 2012; Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic April 26, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: St Petersburg Hosts Planing Conference of FRUKUS 2012 Russia: St Petersburg Hosts Planing Conference of FRUKUS 2012 View post tag: conference View post tag: Petersburg View post tag: Navy View post tag: St. Share this articlelast_img read more

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Adjunct Faculty

first_imgPrepare a syllabus for each courseKeep attendance records for each student and deliver records tofinancial aid as requestedEvaluate student results and determine the quality ofperformanceMonitor grading criteria and record the results of studenteffortsInform students regularly of their academic progressRespond promptly to all student emails and phone callsComply with all grade reporting deadlines Free Parking Master’s or Doctoral degree required COMPANY DESCRIPTIONThank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! TheUniversity is a private, liberal arts university located on 65acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of aclose-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance ofcommunity partnerships in the future growth of theUniversity.UIndy’s mission is to prepare its graduates for effective,responsible, and articulate membership in the complex societies inwhich they live and serve, and for excellence and leadership intheir personal and professional lives. The motto of “Education forService” provides the foundation for our work to better ourcommunities, both near and far.As University employees, we know the work we do is important to ourstudents and our communities. To accomplish our mission, we welcometalented, civic-minded and diverse individuals from all careerlevels to help maintain our high standards of excellence andquality. If you want to join our dynamic environment and experiencehard work, creativity, and teamwork, we welcome yourapplication!The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunityemployer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, creed,sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, nationalorigin, disability status, or protected veteran status. TheUniversity of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis ofsex in its educational programs and activities, includingemployment and admission as required by Title IX.JOB DESCRIPTIONThe University of Indianapolis is currently accepting applicationsfor the part-time position of Adjunct Faculty. Qualified candidatesare invited to complete an application.Note to Applicants: As a part of this application, you will beasked to submit a resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, andtranscript. We ask that you upload your curriculum vitae in theresume section of the application.RESPONSIBILITIEScenter_img QUALIFICATIONS BENEFITSlast_img read more

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Magdalen JCR backs Fairtrade

first_imgMagdalen College JCR passed a motion on Tuesday applying for Fairtrade accreditation of the college and endorsing the University-wide campaign that aims for every college in the university to be Fairtrade certified.The motion, proposed by Magdalen’s outgoing Environment and Ethics trustee Matthew Steggles, supports Just Love, a Christian social justice organisation, who are working in collaboration with OUSU Environment and Ethics representatives in colleges. Together the groups are encouraging people to source more ethical goods in their day to day lives.The proposal states that the JCR “have obligation as global citizens to respect those who provide our food and clothing”, adding, “Fairtrade certification provides a clear, sustainable and effective framework through which to fulfil this obligation.”Having passed with 42 votes in favour, and only 1 against, the successful motion mandates Magdalen’s Environment and Ethics representative to liaise with the college’s home bursar and senior staff in order to make the college Fairtrade.The motion also outlines proposals to create an annual Fairtrade subcommittee of the JCR.This step follows in the wake of 97 other universities, including Oxford Brookes and Cambridge, all of which have become Fairtrade certified, along with Lady Margaret Hall, Linacre and Christ Church colleges.Mr. Steggles, who tabled Magdalen’s motion, told Cherwell: “Ideally I’d like to see Oxford as a university be more proactive in supporting worthy causes than I feel they are at the moment. Fairtrade measurably improves the lives of people in some of the most impoverished areas and to be able to take a step towards that through Oxford is definitely worthwhile.”However, there has been some controversy surrounding the campaign. One student speaking to Cherwell, questioned: “Why Fairtrade? I support the Rainforest Alliance. All I care about is having a world for us to live in.”Other students felt they would prefer to align themselves with a charity more efficient than Fairtrade.This comes after last year’s contentious news that Cadbury was abandoning its Fairtrade certification in favour of its parent company’s in-house fair trade scheme, Cocoa Life.Speaking in Oxford Town Hall last month however, Chief Executive of the Fairtrade Foundation, Michael Gidney, offered support for Cadbury’s Cocoa Life Scheme, and concentrated on the wider vision he held for Fairtrade’s future, especially the role played by Fairtrade colleges, schools and communities.OUSU, in its 2016/2017 policy, committed to supporting Fairtrade, said: “The Vice President for Charities and Communities will campaign for increased Fairtrade consumption within the university departments and colleges.”OUSU also hopes to convince the University to assign a Fairtrade officer to oversee Fairtrade at Oxford.The Fairtrade Foundation claims that it helps over 1.65 million farmers and workers across 74 countries. This includes giving the cooperatives a premium to invest back into the community through such means as education and improved technology.last_img read more

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Run The Jewels Announce New Album “RTJ3” And Release Debut Single [Listen]

first_imgHip Hop power-duo Run the Jewels will return in 2017 with their third album, RTJ3. Killer Mike and El-P will continue their assault on the music world when RTJ3 releases as a free digital download on January 13th! The album will also be released on CD and Vinyl on the same date, though not for free.The new album will contain 14 new tracks, including previously released tracks “2100”, “Talk to Me”, and “Panther Like a Panther (I’m the Shit)”. RTJ3 will feature many special guests, with Kamasi Washington, Danny Brown, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio) and more appearing on the record. The group released a new track called “Legend Has It” today as part of the album announcement, and you can hear that track below.See below for album art and a full track list from RTJ3. Run the Jewels will support the new album with a previously announced North American tour, and you can find those tour dates below as well.RJ3 Tracklist:1. Down (feat. Joi Gilliam)2. Talk to Me3. Legend Has It4. Call Ticketron5. Hey Kids (Bumaye) (feat. Danny Brown)6. Stay Gold7. Don’t Get Captured8. Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) (feat. Tunde Adebimpe)9. 2100 [ft. Boots]10. Panther Like a Panther (Miracle Mix) (feat. Danny Brown)11. Everybody Stay Calm12. Oh Mama13. Thursday in the Danger Room (feat. Kamasi Washington)14. Report to the Shareholders/Kill Your MastersRun the Jewels 2017 Tour Dates:01/11 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA01/12 – Echostage – Washington, DC01/13 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA01/14 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH01/16 – Express Live! – Columbus, OH01/17 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN01/18 – The NorVa – Norfolk, VA01/20 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC01/21 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA01/23 – The Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL01/24 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL01/25 – The Fillmore – Miami, FL01/29 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ01/30 –  The Observatory – San Diego, CA02/01 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA02/02 – San Jose Civic Auditorium – San Jose, CA02/03 – Fox Theater – Oakland, CA02/05 – Van Duzer Theatre – Arcata, CA02/06 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR02/07 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA02/08 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC02/10 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT02/11 – The Fillmore – Denver, CO02/13 – The Midland – Kansas City, MO02/14 – Myth – St. Paul, MN02/15 – Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI02/17 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL02/18 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI02/19 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON02/21 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC02/22 – State Theatre – Portland, ME02/24 – House of Blues – Boston, MA02/25 – Terminal 5 – New York, NYlast_img read more

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Striking species has golden webs, snacks on some stink bugs.

first_imgChances are, if you live in northeast Georgia you’ve come across an East Asian Joro spider this fall.  At almost 3 inches across when their legs are fully extended, they’re hard to miss. While they’re roughly the same size as banana spiders and yellow garden spiders, the distinctive yellow and blue-black stripes on their backs and bright red markings on their undersides are unique. Their enormous three-dimensional webs are a striking golden color and tend to be located higher off the ground than those of other spiders. “We’ve been getting lots of calls and emails from people reporting sightings,” said Byron Freeman, director of the Georgia Museum of Natural History. “They seem to be really common in riparian areas and in urban areas around people’s houses, but they’re also in the deep woods.” Joro spiders have spread widely since they were first spotted in Hoschton, Georgia, in 2013. They probably arrived by hitching a ride in a shipping container from China or Japan, according to Freeman. He and Richard Hoebeke, associate curator of the museum’s arthropod collection and a research professional in the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Entomology, confirmed the identity of those early arrivals based on genetic analysis in 2015. Now, five years later, Joro spiders appear to have successfully established themselves in the area, with recent confirmed reports from as far afield as Blairsville, Georgia, and Greenville, South Carolina. But there is still much that remains unknown about them. One important question is how they might affect the local ecosystem. Will they outcompete other orb weaving spiders? Will they reduce insect populations through predation?  “We don’t know what the impact is going to be,” said Freeman, a faculty member in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology. “Right now, we’re trying to learn as much as we can about them.” So far, early observations indicate that Joros are coexisting with the area’s other orb weaving spiders, with webs close to, and in some cases even attached to, one another.  And Joro spiders also appear to be able to capture and feed on at least one insect that other local spiders are not: adult brown marmorated stink bugs, an invasive pest that can infest houses and damage crops. In turn, Joro spiders are vulnerable to predators like mud dauber wasps and birds.   Freeman noted that dewdrop spiders, a kleptoparasite—as the name implies, they steal food from others—have been spotted in Joro webs. “They may be switching from what we thought was their principal host, the banana spider, to this new kind of orb weaver,” he said. He pointed out that banana spiders, a relative of the Joro, are native to the Caribbean and Central America. They were first recorded in the U.S. in 1862 and have since naturalized.  “My guess is that this will be no different than the banana spider, and I don’t know that we can assess what the effect of the banana spider has been at this point,” he said. Another question Freeman hopes to answer is how the males find their mates.  Joro spiders travel by ballooning, letting the wind carry them on a strand of gossamer.  “The male has to drift in and find the female,” Freeman said. “Sometimes there’ll be four or five males on a web, sometimes there’ll be one, so the males are moving between webs. When you have a large population it seems feasible that a male could just drift from one spot to the next, but when you don’t have a lot of webs around, how does the male show up?”    Freeman is also conducting further genetic analysis to determine what causes some Joro spiders to have a different color pattern. While most have distinctive black and yellow striped legs, some have legs that are solid black. These black morphs have other physical differences that are only apparent when viewed under a microscope, and Freeman has determined that they are genetically distinct members of the species.  Despite their size, Freeman said that Joro spiders don’t pose a threat to people. “All spiders have venom that they use to subdue prey,” he said. “If you put your hand in front of one and try to make it bite you, it probably will. But they run if you disturb their web. They’re trying to get out of the way.”  Freeman said that Joros can be shooed away with a broom if they’re in a location that puts them too close for comfort. But as for removing them permanently, he compared such efforts to shoveling sand at the beach. “Should you try to get rid of them?” said Freeman. “You can, but at this point, they’re here to stay.” If you spot a Joro spider — especially if you can provide a photo tagged with date and location — please contact Hoebeke at [email protected]last_img read more

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What Town Meeting Means

first_imgIndulge me for a moment while I share with you one of the best Town Meeting Day stories ever written. Dorothy Canfield Fisher told the story in her 1953 tribute to Vermont, called Vermont Tradition. Fisher (1879-1958) was one of the country s most popular novelists, but her heart was deeply rooted in Arlington. This story the story of Patrick Thompson s speech at an Arlington Town Meeting is one of the great Vermont classics.From Vermont Tradition: This was no academic discussion group debating the abstract proposition: Resolved that every child has the right to four years schooling beyond the eighth grade. This was a fight over action to be taken now going into debt for an ideal, an ideal which is almost the only primal urge for which humanity need never blush sacrifice by the old, to give the children a better chance.Those voters who believed the town could never raise the extra money required for building and upkeep, they were sincere in their mournful admission that, what with wretched train service, hardly any automobiles, the nearest existing public high school might almost as well be fifty miles off as the actual twelve miles of unplowed winter snow drifts, and spring mud-holes. But with even more bitter sincerity, they listed our community s urgent material needs one after another. The hill roads should be resurfaced, or they would wash out to stony trails. Care for the sick poor was more costly every year. But above all the bridges.In a mountain town with flash floods roaring over the banks of its water courses after hard rains, bridges have an imperious priority. Our bridges need reinforcement, not only from recurring high water, but against the great tonnage of modern traffic. It would be dangerous not to rebuild them. It would take all of the resources of a poor mountain town to keep our bridges in repair. To add to that expense the enormous cost of a new school insane!The tangible needs of the body and the impalpable needs of the mind and spirit stood up to see which was the stronger. The material needs outshouted the ideal. They sounded real and actual. The little flickering flame of responsibility for the future of the town s children died down to a faint glimmer in the hearts of the men and women whose voters would in a few minutes make the decision. Those who had longed and worked for the school sat silent, disconcerted by the predicted crashing of the bridges, loud in their ears. What could be said against that?Then up sprang Patrick Thompson yes, you are right in guessing from his name that he was Irish, was Catholic, was only one generation away from those who drank stinking water from the ship s barrel, long strings of green slime hanging down to the floor, as they struggled on towards the New World and Vermont. He had worked his way up to partnership in one of our two grocery stores. What education he had it was sound he had received in our public schools. We usually saw him in a white apron, standing behind the counter, selling sugar and tea. We have never forgotten and we will never let our children forget how he looked that day, his powerful shoulders squared, his hands clenched. We still remember his exact words, intense as the flame of a blowtorch: We are being told that our town cannot afford to keep its bridges safe and also to provide for its children a preparation for life that will give them a fair chance alongside other American children. That s what we are being told. Not one of us here really believes it. We just can t think what to say back. But suppose it were true Then I say, if we have to choose, Let the bridges fall down. What kind of town would we rather have, fifty years from now a place where nitwit folks go back and forth over good bridges? Or a town with brainy, well-educated people capable of holding their own in the modern way of life? You know which of those two is really wanted by every one of us here. I say, Let the bridges fall down!He took his seat in silence, the American citizen, the Celt, whose grandparents had lived in enforced ignorance.It was a turning point in the life of our town. We knew it was. So we spoke not a word. We sat silent, thinking. And feeling. What we felt, with awe, as though we saw it with our physical eye was in all our human hearts, the brave burning up to new brightness of the ideal.Presently, the Moderator said in the traditional phrase, Any further discussion? The silence was unbroken. Then Forward your ballots. In a silent line the grave faced voters moved slowly towards the ballot box, each hand holding a white paper.The school was built. Years later it burned, and was replaced, almost without opposition, by an even better one. The first battle had been conclusive. As we old timers look at the building, our hearts bursting with thanksgiving, we can see clearly as if actually carved on the lintel, LET THE BRIDGES FALL DOWN!*****The story of Patrick Thompson comes to mind each March, as we gather in town halls and schools for town meetings.This year, though, the story resonates even deeper. Vermont faces incredibly difficult choices. Sure, there is still a division over whether money should go to schools or bridges, but the choices are much more nuanced than that. And there are so many choices to be made.Our resources are limited; our needs are great. And the choice still boils down to the way Fisher described it more than a half century ago: The tangible needs of the body and the impalpable needs of the mind stood up to see which was the stronger. The material needs outshouted the ideal.In our debate this year we must be careful to weigh the merits to seek the balance and not be swayed by who shouts the loudest.Chris Graff, a former Vermont bureau chief of The Associated Press and host of VPT’s Vermont This Week, is now vice president for communications at National Life Group. He is author of, Dateline Vermont: Covering and uncovering the newsworthy stories that shaped a state – and influenced a nation.last_img read more

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Dealer.com ranked number 214 fastest growing company on Deloitte’s 2009 Technology Fast 500

first_imgDealer.com,Dealer.com, based in Burlington, Vermont, the global leader of online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, today announced that it ranked number 214 on Technology Fast 500, Deloitte LLP s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004 2008. Dealer.com grew 629 percent during this period. Dealer.com s CEO, Mark Bonfigli, credits employee dedication and the company’s advanced technology platform with the 629 percent revenue growth over the past five years.He said, “We are honored to again rank in this prestigious competition. We continue to grow because everyone at Dealer.com focuses on helping our automotive customers succeed, even through challenging times. Our dedicated and talented work force drives our business and ensures our clients’ success. Further, our comprehensive online marketing platform keeps our clients two to four years ahead of the competition.” Technology Fast 500 ¢ recognizes innovative companies that have broken down barriers to success and defied the odds with their remarkable five-year revenue growth, said Phil Asmundson, Vice Chairman and U.S. Technology, Media and Telecommunications leader, Deloitte LLP. “We congratulate Dealer.com on this accomplishment.” With its impressive five-year growth, Dealer.com has earned its position among the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America, said Mark Jensen, Managing Partner, Technology and Venture Capital Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP. Deloitte is proud to honor Dealer.com for its achievement.Dealer.com previously ranked 236 as a Technology Fast 500 ¢ award winner for 2008.Overall, Technology Fast 500 ¢ award winners for 2009 had growth rates ranging from 212 to 146,050 percent over five years, with an average growth rate of 2,486 percent.Technology Fast 500 ¢ Selection and Qualifying CriteriaTechnology Fast 500 ¢ provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. This ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500 ¢ website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500 ¢ award winners for 2009 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004 to 2008.In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 ¢ recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company’s operating revenues. Using other companies’ technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not satisfy this requirement. Consulting companies, professional service firms, etc. are not eligible unless they have proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of their operating revenues.Technology Fast 500 ¢ award eligibility requirements also include base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. These revenues must have more than doubled between 2004 and 2008. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.About Dealer.com (www.dealer.com(link is external))Dealer.com is the global leader in online marketing solutions for the automotive industry, providing award winning e-marketing solutions to OEMs, auto dealers and media companies.  More of the nation’s top 125 auto groups use Dealer.com for their online marketing than any other provider. Recent national and international accolades include: The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, top ranking in The Net Promoter® Score Survey of customer satisfaction, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 and the Web Marketing Association’s Automobile Standard of Excellence. In addition, Dealer.com was the 2008 top rated web provider on leading online rating websites, as well as the Gold Award winner from the Dealers’ choice awards for best dealer website solutions.About Deloitte As used in this document, Deloitte means Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/about(link is external) for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.Source: Dealer.com. BURLINGTON, VT – October 20, 2009last_img read more

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