Northwood’s Automotive Show to Include Keynote Speaker and VIP Panelists

The upcoming NUIAS (Northwood University International Automotive Show) will comprise of a key speaker, and many VIP panelists signifying many important aspects of the present auto industry. The forthcoming auto show is expected to be held during the first weekend of October 2012 i.e. from October 5th to 7th on the Midland facility of the well-known Northwood University.

The VIP Panel at the Northwood auto show has been scheduled to start at around 10:30 AM on Friday 5th October 2012 in the famous Griswold Lecture Hall, and the VIP panel is more likely to discuss about the present market subjects, and how exactly these impact their outlook of the auto industry. Even the general public has been invented to take part in the show’s panel conversation.

The new 2012 VIP Panelists consists of many leading executives from an extensive range of auto segments, including Mr. Ron Lamb as the event’s keynote speaker. Ever since 2010 October, Ron Lamb has been functioning as the chief president of the renowned Reynolds and Reynolds organization. Before being nominated as the firm’s president, he was serving as senior VP (Vice President) of the company’s sales.

All through his profession at Reynolds, Mr Lamb has worked on a wide range of leadership job positions in both marketing and sales. Back in 1991, Lamp connected to Reynolds of Tampa, and was appointed as Regional Sales Executive in Atlanta region until shifting to Dayton to connect the company’s marketing division as manager of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solutions.

During 2002, he was promoted as General Manager of the firm’s Web Services, and in 2005, he was declared as VP of enterprise solutions, accountable for handling the organization’s top hundred auto retailing consumers. Then in October 2005, Lamb was appointed as VP of Sales, and became Senior Sales VP in 2008. He is holding a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University in the stream of politics, and an MBA degree from the famous Loyola College located in Baltimore.

The other important VIP Panelists of the upcoming auto show include Tamara Darvish from DARCARS Auto Group, Angus MacKenzie (a leading auto journalist), and Dave Kobuszewski from NASCAR Auto Group. The Northwood Auto Show’s opening rite is expected to be held in Griswold Lecture Mansion at around 12-PM on 5th October 2012.

New to the 2012 model year’s automotive event is the latest Car Care Assembly’s vehicle inspection episode, which is completely free of cost, and accessible to the general public.

Bernanke Defends Bond Purchases

Ben S Bernanke, Fed Reserve Chairman has defended the value of unconventional monetary policies, like bond purchases. His remarks to economics and central bankers assembled at an annual meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, explained the effectiveness of such polices and said he would implement them soon to attack unemployment. Describing the benefits of his activism, policies served as rejoinder to critics inside and outside Federal house.

Charles Plosser, Philadelphia Federal President states that monetary policies are losing ground and may even develop higher inflation risk, if not maintained.


The Great Depression scholar, who would end his second term in early 2014 seemed little doubtful about his ideas on the cost-benefit discussion, saying the drawback looked controllable, indicating that there should be no further rule out using such polices if financial conditions warrant.


Treasuries and stocks scaled up yesterday and dollar declined to a more 3-month low as shareholder predicted rules to increase the economy, may be as soon as this month. Mark Spindel, founding partner of Potomac River Capital, said no matter where the economy is, he is well charged to use these tools.


The 500 index used by Standard and Poor to check is up 0.5% to 1406.58 points at the closing of the trading yesterday. The profit on the ten-year assets note slid base points to 1.55%. Intercontinental Exchange tracks the greenback using Dollar Index against the exchanges of other trading partners, sank 0.55% to 81.245, one of the lowest levels since May second week.


The final meeting of US Central Bankers would be held on Sept 12 and will work up a fresh round of calculation and few other steps to minimize the unemployment rate that has not been improved in a substantial amount for three years. He told jobless rate cause on economy could last for next couple of years, if the right measurement is not taken.


The committee meeting shows how to consider an expansion of an assurance to keep these rates throughout 2013 and 2014.It is said that many policy makers voiced support for a bond purchases.


The overall economy has been extended at a rate of 2% over past 6 quarters and survey states that growth will set an average annual rate of 2.1% in the coming year. It is also observed that inflation is dripping below Federal’s aim for standard prices, slowed to 1.3%.  Fed officials, including Dennis Lockhart, Ploseer, and Jeffrey Lacker have raised concerns about inflation and whether or not Federal actions give a significant impact on growth.

Prime Minister’s Adviser Noted That Local Vehicles Are Dying!

A prominent associate of the PM’s (Prime Minister) Manufacturing Taskforce has recently cautioned all the local production facilities of General Motors, Ford, and Toyota Motors Corp that they have to move from producing Australian market specific vehicles, and plan how to turn into components providers to the international auto industry.

Roy Green clearly stated that with absolutely no considerable advancements in the technology of car design including successful EVs, the auto industry would be really incapable to subsist if it still continues to focus on developing vehicles that are specific only to the Australian market. At a manufacturing conference held in Sydney, the professor Green informed that the time has arrived for all these car makers, and GM is already shifting in this new direction so as to integrate with the international vehicle production.

He strongly believes that it is the one and only means in which all automakers would be able to maintain their vehicle manufacturing capacity in the Australian market. A research associate at the nation’s Center for Independent Researches, Simon Cowan recently opinioned that the most recent $34-million financial support from the federal government for Ford Motors in 2012 January was nothing but a diplomatic fix which expanded the firm’s domestic manufacturing by nearly 2 years, but the question is what actually happens after the end of 2 years.

The future of the American based Ford Motors in Australia, and its insinuations for the largely subsidized auto manufacturing came to the forefront during this week in the nation, when the management carried the AFR (Australian Financial Review) to the federal court to halt it issuing the contents of nearly thirty-nine briefing theses and notes for Greg Combet, the nation’s Industry Minister.

As commanded, the Australian Financial Review has demolished all electronic replicas of the papers, publicized under a request called “Freedom of Information”, and provided its single hard photocopy to the NSW government court. In a recent interview, Mr. Combet said that release of the review data could definitely damage the prospects for both employment and investment in the country. He added that there are extremely delicate business problems present in those papers that are too sensitive to have a negative effect on the industry, if published.

The lawsuit is expected to return to federal court again on the coming Tuesday October 2nd 2012 to argue regarding resuming the papers to the newspaper. On the whole, Professor Green advised all the automotive firms in the country to concentrate on enhancing their production skills, instead of clambering to stay financially sustainable as auto manufacturers.

Research Discloses Several Genes that have an Effect on the Bones

A new genetic research conducted by a multinational team of researchers has revealed that a huge percent of genes in our bodies will probably affect the bone strength, possibly about 2,000 out of the 21,000 genes.

Finding genes that cause osteoporosis is the first vital step in assisting to provide treatment for this severe condition.

From the hundred ‘knockout mice’, the first produced on one pipeline created by  Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK- as a part of the universal attempt to  knockout each gene in genome one after the other, the researchers found nine genes that seem to strengthen or weaken the bone.

The researchers utilized digital X-ray microradiography and micro-CT along with load bearing and statistics experiments to evaluate whether each of initial hundred genes had an impact on the bone.

Professor Peter Croucher from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney said that they wanted to look at what the screening of the initial hundred knockout mice from the pipeline told them about the effect of the genes on the bone.

Their effort was fruitful in that they found nine genes that were not described earlier. Each of them seemed to be vital in regulating the skeleton. This indicates that approximately around 8-10 percent of all the genes could be engaged in one way or the other.

Prof Croucher said that they believed an orderly screening of the knockout mice through this approach would give them the data scale they needed to describe the functional and structural changes in genes, which decide the strength of the bones. Microradiography and CT scans are supposed to give them the structural data they needed. Fracturing of the bones later tells them if there is a rise or fall in the structure propensity to the fracture and that is the functional point at which it ends.

He also went to say that this helped them in describing four functional categorization of bone. The normal bone is flexible and strong, while abnormal bone may be strong and brittle, weak and flexible or weak and brittle.

The scientists are now attempting to comprehend the possible function of the nine genes they have just been identified. The results indicate that if few of them were blocked, it would lead to greater bone mass as well as stronger bones. They are in the process of making antibodies to these genes to test their results.

Global Stocks Decline as Investors Show Concerns about Fallout from Us Fiscal Cliff

The global stocks mostly declined on Friday as concerns lingered over the supposed ‘fiscal cliff’ in U.S., which is viewed as a huge warning to the recovery of the economy.

In Europe, by mid-noon, FTSE 100 index in Britain for the topmost firms dropped 0.5% at 5,749.88, while DAX in Germany was lower by 1.2% at 7,120.13. France’s CAC-40 slid 0.3% to 3,397.53.

The indexes of Asia ended lower, but the stocks of US received some profits on opening. The Down climbed to 12,826 by 0.1%, while the broader S&P 500 profited 0.3% to 1,381.41.

The markets declined globally this week as the investors focused again on challenges that the world economy was facing after the re-election of President Barack Obama. Several of them are concerned that the deadlock in Washington will stop the Congress and the president from arriving at a deal before USD800 billion of tax increases and spending cuts starts on January 1.

The investors have also renewed concerns about the persisting debt crisis of Europe. Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank cautioned that the economy of the seventeen nation grouping that utilizes the euro stays weak and will battle to develop even with confidence amongst the financial markets of the currency union.

Those concerns counterbalanced fairly positive pointers in China that gave indications of a probable recovery in the 2nd largest economy of the world.  The recent data indicated that the output of Chinese factory climbed, with the strengthening of investment growth and easing of inflation in October.

Nikkei 225 index in Japan dropped 0.9% to 8,757.60 and Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.9% to 21,384.38. Kospi in South Korea regained 0.5% to 1,904.41.

The Shanghai Composite Index finished down 0.1% at 2,069.07, while Shenzhen Composite Index inched down 0.4% to 828.46.

The S&P ASX 200 in Australia shed 0.5% to 4,462.00 following the release of central bank’s downbeat evaluation of the nation’s economy.

The stocks of Australia declined after the nation’s central bank told in a quarterly statement that it was trimming the predictions of growth as mining companies cut back on investment strategies due to dropping coal and iron ore prices and the strong currency.

In currencies, the dollar was hardly unaltered against the yen at 79.31 yen. The euro deteriorated from $1.2750 (late Thursday) to $1.2712

For December, crude oil delivery climbed to $85.29 by 20 cents in New York Mercantile Exchange’s electronic trading. On Thursday, the contract stepped up to end at $85.09, increasing by 65 cents.