Smeltser, 1-704-752-4478, ; Media:Jennifer H. Epstein, 1-704-752-7403, , both of SPXCorporation. Historic Milestone Celebrated Globally Throughout 2009 with Events, StudentCompetitionPISCATAWAY, N.J., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ IEEE, the world's largest technicalprofessional society, is commemorating its 125th Anniversary this year with avariety of activities surrounding the theme of "Celebrating 125 Years ofEngineering the Future."Major anniversary events include the first IEEEPresidents' Change the World Competition for college and university studentsworldwide; a global media roundtable and Webcast addressing emerging, worldchanging technologies; a series of celebrations in major world citiesthroughout the year; and IEEE Engineering the Future Day on 13 May 2009. Thelatest information is available on the new anniversary Web site, traces its roots to the founding of the American Institute of ElectricalEngineers by early industry giants, including Thomas Alva Edison and AlexanderGraham Bell.Today's global IEEE has become a trusted source for fosteringtechnological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity as well asthe profession."For the last 125 years, IEEE has fostered technological innovations that havehelped improve the quality of life," said 2009 IEEE President Dr.
John Vig."We are proud of our heritage and our community where the best in engineering,technology and applied sciences continue to learn, discover and develop newknowledge for the benefit of humanity worldwide."IEEE kicked off its celebration on 1 September 2008 with the launch of itsfirst Presidents' Change the World Competition. The goal of the contest is torecognize and reward individual college and university students or teams ofstudents who identify a real-world problem and apply engineering, science,computing and leadership skills to solve it. Submissions will be acceptedthrough 28 February, and winners will be announced in June at the IEEE HonorsCeremony in Los Angeles, Calif., USA.For more information, visit ensure that IEEE members, media, members of the technology industry and thegeneral public have a one-stop resource for everything related to the 125thAnniversary, IEEE has launched an anniversary Web site, TheWeb site provides up-to-date information on anniversary activities andincludes a calendar of events; a press room and multimedia center with videos,photos and message boards; a viral video contest; and a toolkit to help IEEEmembers plan their own anniversary events.On 10 March 2009, IEEE will hold a media roundtable in New York City, USA. Notable researchers in human technology interactions will highlight emergingtechnologies that have world-changing implications. The goal of the event isto celebrate IEEE's 125th Anniversary, and to facilitate an open dialogueamong media and respected names in the engineering and technology sectors.The event will also provide a platform to promote IEEE's Engineering theFuture Day, on 13 May, the actual anniversary date of IEEE. Through events andactivities, this occasion will help increase awareness of technologyadvancements around the world.These are just a few of the anniversary events planned globally throughout2009. Visit the anniversary Web site at ieee125 for more information.About IEEEIEEE is the world's largest technical professional association and a leadingauthority on technology-related matters.Through its diverse selection ofpublications, conferences, educational forums and standards development, IEEEadvances creativity and technological excellence while inspiring futuregenerations.Learn how the IEEE fosters technological innovation andexcellence for the benefit of humanity at http:// Callahan of Ruder Finn, 1-312-329-3983, for IEEE; or Francine Tardo ofIEEE, 1-732-465-5865.
Ten matches have been played by most of the teams as the Premiership goes through its first quarter this season.As exciting as ever, the English Premiership this season has been very competitive and unpredictable thus far. The rise of Manchester City and Tottenham are seriously threatening the "Big Four". Current league position: 3rdMatches played: 9 (6W-1D-2L)Earlier brief prediction: Chance of winning the league is there but it's slim. At the same time, the possibility of Arsenal dropping out of top four is small.My updated prediction hasn't changed much. Arsenal doesn't look like they will drop out of the top four like what some people predicted ahead of this season. The team looks strong as the young players have all risen to a level capable of beating any team in the world.Skipper Cesc Fabregas is becoming more and more important to the team. He is not just reliable defensively, but he also gets goals for his team.