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Archive for 29 settembre 2011

Nuovi aumenti benzina

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2011

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Ancora una volta dobbiamo annunciare un andamento dei prezzi della benzina in costante aumento in tutta Italia, con un andamento inversamente proporzionale rispetto al Brent Dated. Lo comunica in una nota il Segretario Nazionale dell’Associazione per la tutela del Cittadino Assotutela.net Pietro Bardoscia. Per il Mese di Settembre nonostante l’andamento del Brent Dated, utilizzato per i confronti con i prezzi dei carburanti italiani ed europei, abbia registrato negli ultimi giorni un calo del costo del Barile pari a 108,5 Dollari rispetto ai picchi dei circa 120 registrati nei primi giorni, il costo della Benzina nei distributori è aumentato notevolmente.
Nell’Agip siamo passati da 1,606 per la Benzina del 2 Settembre ad 1,633 del 29 Settembre mentre per la Diesel da 1,484 a 1,523 euro ed infine per il GPL da 0,715 a 0,720. Alla Total Erg aumenti simili con la Benzina passata dal 2 al 29 Settembre da 1,610 ad 1,635, per il Diesel da 1,489 a 1,524. Alla Esso dall’ 1,612 della Benzina, 1,487 della Diesel a 0,719 del Gpl oggi costa 1,628 per la prima, 1,515 per la seconda e 0,728 euro per il terzo. Come abbiamo annunciato piu volte – conclude Bardoscia – Assotutela continuerà queste verifiche, insieme ad altre indagini che stiamo conducendo su altri settori come quello ortofrutticolo, perché riteniamo doveroso tutelare il consumatore finale “vittima indifesa” di questi rialzi, chiedendo un intervento delle autorità preposte per capire se tutto questo sia lecito o meno.

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Alabama: Making the Wrong Kind of History

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2011

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Washington, D.C. , A federal judge in Alabama refused to block the toughest provisions of Alabama’s extreme immigration law, H.B. 56 – the harshest in the nation. The sections that the judge allowed to proceed include: Making it a state crime for an undocumented immigrant to not carry documents required by federal law, requiring police to make a reasonable attempt to determine immigration status for anyone they stop, detain, or arrest when they “reasonably suspect” the individual is illegally in the country, making it a felony for an undocumented immigrant to do business with the state – for instance obtaining water service — and requiring Alabama public school officials to determine if enrolling children were born outside the United States or are children of undocumented immigrants.The following is a statement by Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum: “Just this month the Southern Poverty Law Center gave the state of Alabama an “A” in teaching its children about civil rights history – a history the state of Alabama played a notorious role in shaping. Well, today, the state of Alabama keeps making history in all the wrong ways. U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn’s ruling is a sad day in our nation’s history. For the court to allow sections of a law to go into effect in Alabama when they have been found unconstitutional elsewhere is puzzling. This ill-conceived and inhumane law will burden local police departments with responsibilities that belong to the federal government and it will prove to be extremely costly to enforce, and extremely costly to the reputation of Alabama. It will undermine public safety while being a direct affront to our constitutional values. Families will be under siege, parents will be afraid to send their children to school, and workers will be afraid to report to their jobs. In the United States of America, no one should have to be afraid to walk down the street because of the color of their skin. This law is tramples on the civil rights of ALL Alabamans. Let’s not forget who is at fault here: Governor Robert Bentley signed the bill passed by Republican extremists that rule the Alabama legislature. The deficit of leadership in the U.S. Congress and their inaction on immigration reform has let the states run amok with proposals that attack our American values of fairness and equal treatment. Today’s ruling on this stringent immigration law should be a wake-up call for Congress to finally fix the immigration system.

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Council of european bishops’ conferences

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2011

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Tirana. In a message from the Cardinal Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone, addressed to Cardinal Péter Erdő, President of CCEE, Pope Benedict XVI encourages the European bishops to “identify with missionary courage new paths of evangelisation especially at the service of the new generations” and “encourages [them] to continue the work of this valuable structure of liaison between the European episcopates [CCEE] which for forty years has been promoting worthwhile collaboration in pastoral and ecumenical activity”. The message (written in Italian) was read by the Apostolic Nuncio to Albania, Mgr Ramiro Moliner Inglés, at the opening of the Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences, being held in Tirana from 29 September – 2 October. The meeting will continue in the afternoon with the opening address from the Cardinal President of CCEE, Péter Erdő, and other speeches of welcome. Highlights of the Assembly include the meeting with the President of the Republic of Albania, Bamir Topi, tomorrow morning (1130) and the election of the new CCEE Presidency for the five-year period 2011-2016 scheduled for late tomorrow afternoon. Journalists who may be interested are reminded that the Press Dossier is available in the featured today section on the homepage of the CCEE (www.ccee.ch ).

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Next Generation Home Gateways

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2011

Intel Digital Home

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Broadband World Forum, Paris, France., A software provider of home operating platforms that help Service Providers and Operators deliver convergent applications for the digital home, and Ikanos Communications (NASDAQ: IKAN), a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products, announced today that they are working together to bring a next-generation gateway platform to market. This new platform combines the latest capabilities of the SoftAtHome Operating Platform and Ikanos recently announced Fusiv® Vx185/175 communications processors to create a solution ideally suited for the performance and quality of service demands of next-generation home media gateways in a multiscreen environment.
The combined solution takes unique advantage of the SoftAtHome Operation Platform’s streaming media management and graphical user interface and Ikanos’ broadband-optimized communications processor architecture. Together, the solution will deliver very high bandwidth capabilities and versatility for any network architecture including Fiber to the Node and Fiber to the Home deployments with bandwidth requirements of 100Mbps and beyond for visualizing multiple high-definition streams on multiple screens in the home. It will also help Service Providers dramatically improve the user experience for media sharing through DLNA thanks to a very high performance indexing of all home media and contents.Ikanos’ native accelerator processors for Wi-Fi, USB and wired home networking technologies – including MoCA™, HomePNA™, HomePlug®, and G.hn – and SoftAtHome streaming media management ensure high QoS for content delivered wirelessly or via any existing wiring in the home. Thanks to the high processing power available on the Ikanos chipset, SoftAtHome can effectively embed a powerful web services interface for the development and deployment of remote services including a richer user interface with faster access to information.
SoftAtHome is a software company backed by Orange, Sagemcom and Etisalat to deliver total convergence through an operating platform for the digital home environment. It fosters a new ecosystem made up of Service Providers, 3rd party application developers, integrators and hardware vendors to accelerate the advent of the digital home. The company is headquartered in France with development and sales teams in France and Belgium. For more information, visit us atwww.softathome.com.
Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN) is a leading provider of advanced broadband semiconductor and software products for the digital home. The company’s broadband DSL, communications processors and other offerings power access infrastructure and customer premises equipment for many of the world’s leading network equipment manufacturers and telecommunications service providers. For more information about Ikanos, visit http://www.ikanos.com.

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Marketing strategy

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2011

Global Communications Getting Social Unconference

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Chicago, Il, USA. The Global B2B Communications marketing/PR planning uses high-level mathematical tools to help measure and gauge the highest returns-on-investment for online marketing tactics to reach global niche markets. These web competitive analysis tools give readings of a company’s unique competitive landscape on the web in relation to the market niches their company targets worldwide. When needed, the Global B2B Marketing Mix tips also outline off-line marketing tactics available for greater global impact. The 10-step process used by Global B2B Communications to guide companies’ in-house efforts to complete the optimal 2012+ marketing strategy includes:
1) data and findings from high-powered search engine optimization tools for web competitive analysis for a selected keyphrase vs. less competitive terms that a web competitive analysis demonstrates are not as effective even if more popular;
2) demonstration of how to overtake competitor websites for traffic and rankings for that selected keyphrase in a step-by-step manner;
3) assessing relative importance and strengths of off-page (links) to on-page website optimization factors;
4) a preliminary review and report by highly trained search engine optimization consultants as to whether resources need to be devoted to re-working web site code to make the company site more visible to search engines and/or cost-projections of migrating current web designs to more search engine friendly web frameworks such as WordPress, or whether to build additional country-specific domains;
5) rewrite demonstration of a web page using math tools that transform personalized search algorithms from obstacles to competitive advantages to enable companies to compare before and after content and the before/after web development results viewed with in-house Google analytics;
6) suggested online and print publications to pursue with variety of PR tactics and tools (blogs and on online publications, post articles, white papers, news releases, etc.) help overcome obstacles some companies face in reaching certain market niches due to search engines’ local search algorithms and intrinsic challenges these create to reach prospects far from home;
7) intelligence and metrics from web competitive analysis software to identify page one competitors for a particular search term that can be surpassed in the shortest timeframe; 8) systems assessment of fit for in-house vs. outsourced assistance with Google advertising, display ads and other online advertising;
9) recommendation on web marketing courses that match skill set of in-house marketing management and/or web teams;
10) and listings of potential lead sources available through mining Twitter, Linked In and other business-oriented social media. Optional add-ons available for select companies upon request are recommendations for videos to assist viral marketing and/or overall company communications plan, and/or best-match list sources and testing methods for direct email campaigns. globalb2bcommunications.com.“

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Pacemaker a risonanza magnetica

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2011

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Presso l’ospedale Santa Chiara di Pisa è stato impiantato su un paziente di 32 anni, affetto da blocco atrio-ventricolare, il primo pacemaker Accent MRI e il catetere Tendril MRI, nuove tecnologie di St. Jude Medical. Il nuovo sistema permette anche ai pazienti che debbono portare questi dispositivi salvavita di sottoporsi a una risonanza magnetica (MRI) ad alta risoluzione di tutto il corpo. Ciò consente loro di accedere, nella massima sicurezza, ad esami ritenuti oggi essenziali per determinate rilevanze cliniche e trattamenti curativi. Grazie all’utilizzo di questa nuova tecnologia, i pazienti colpiti da gravi patologie quali cancro o ictus, possono sottoporsi in sicurezza a risonanza magnetica sia alla testa che a tutto il corpo, senza compromissioni per il pacemaker impiantato. Le scansioni MRI sono importanti perché possono fornire informazioni di imaging tali da valutare meglio la presenza di alcune malattie che non possono essere adeguatamente valutate con metodi di imaging, come raggi X o ultrasuoni.
Ogni anno, circa 1 milione di pacemaker vengono impiantati in tutto il mondo. I pazienti con pacemaker sono attualmente scoraggiatti a sottoporsi a una scansione a risonanza magnetica poiché gli attuali sistemi di stimolazione possono incidere sulla sicurezza del dispositivo o del paziente durante una MRI. Il nuovo sistema Accent MRI di St. Jude Medical è una piattaforma di stimolazione cardiaca avanzata che fornisce una telemetria wireless e algoritmi personalizzazibili per il singolo paziente, con l’ulteriore vantaggio della possibilità di sottoporsi a MRI.
St. Jude Medical ha sviluppato una soluzione unica in grado di ottimizzare le relazioni tra i reparti di cardiologia e di radiologia. Il sistema consente inoltre di memorizzare le impostazioni di risonanza magnetica pre-approvate nel pacemaker Accent MRI dei loro pazienti, per eventuali indagini diagnostiche future.
I pacemaker cardiaci sono usati per trattare bradicardia, che è una frequenza cardiaca troppo lenta. Questi dispositivi monitorano il cuore e forniscono una stimolazione elettrica quando il cuore batte troppo lentamente per le specifiche esigenze fisiologiche del paziente.
L’ospedale Santa Chiara è un centro di eccellenza nel settore dell’elettrofisiologia e del trattamento del ritmo cardiaco. In particolare, gli elettrocateteri sono sempre stati di grande interesse per il centro. E’ infatti uno dei pochi centri al mondo che si occupa di estrazione di elettrocateteri. Lo dimostrano le numerose pubblicazioni su autorevoli riviste scientifiche internazionali
La Professoressa Maria Grazia Bongiorni, oltre ad essere Direttore dell’Unità Operativa Complessa di Cardiologia dell’Ospedale Santa Chiara è il Presidente in carica dell’Associazione Nazionale di Aritmologia e Cardiostimolazione AIAC, associazione finalizzata alla solidarietà sociale nel settore della medicina con particolare attenzione alla aritmologia cardiaca e riunisce circa 1500 specialisti cardiologi o cultori della materia attivamente impegnati nei settori della elettrofisiologia, stimolazione e defibrillazione cardiaca
St. Jude Medical è impegnata nello sviluppo di tecnologie e servizi medici volti a conferire maggior controllo a quanti trattano pazienti affetti da disturbi cardiaci e neurologici e dolore cronico in tutto il mondo. http://www.sjm.com

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Saudi King allows women to vote

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2011

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – King Abdullah announced on Saudi television that women in his country would be allowed to vote for the first time ever and run for office in future elections.
• Saudi women will be granted the right to actively participate as full members of the Shura Council, the Consultative Council appointed by the King, and become involved in future elections.
• Municipal elections will be held on Thursday – the second time in 50 years. There is no set schedule for the next set of municipal elections as of yet.
• Saudi women may exercise their newly granted right to vote in the Kingdom’s local elections in 2015.
• Women’s rights have been a central topic of discussion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for many years. Just recently, small numbers of Saudi women have taken the initiative to drive in defiance of the current law that forbids them to do so.

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Conning to Add Chief Investment Officer for Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2011

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Hartford, Conning, Inc., a leading global provider of asset management solutions, services and research to the insurance industry, announced today that it will appoint Russell Büsst to a newly created position as its European Chief Investment Officer later this year. Conning said that this strategic hire adds strong investment management expertise to enhance its global investment capabilities and builds on its solid foundation in London, Dublin and Cologne. On June 28, 2011, Conning announced a joint venture with Cathay Financial Holding Co. to provide institutional asset management services to insurers and other institutions in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Büsst was most recently Chief Executive of Amundi’s UK subsidiary and Head of UK Institutional Fixed Income within the London-based Global Fixed Income Team where, for the past 11 years, he and his team managed assets for a broad range of UK, US, Bermudian and European insurance market clients. Mr. Büsst has built his team’s insurance assets significantly while developing a dominant position in the Lloyd’s market. Additionally, he and his team expanded their client base into new geographic markets while broadening product offerings to include Global Investment products. Mr. Büsst previously served as Portfolio Manager for Premium Management Limited where he achieved consistently strong returns for his Lloyd’s, and insurance company clients. He holds a Degree in Engineering and the Securities Industry Diploma.
About Conning
Conning (www.conning.com) is a leading asset manager for the insurance industry, with almost $77 billion in assets under management through its Hartford and Dublin investment centers as of June 30, 2011. For more than 25 years, Conning has built its asset management business to meet the investment and financial needs of insurers. The Company’s unique combination of asset management, risk and capital management solutions and insurance research helps clients achieve their financial goals through the implementation of customized business and investment strategies. Founded in 1912, Conning is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, with additional offices in New York, London, Dublin, and Cologne.

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Pascin: master of line

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2011

Jules Pascin (1885-1930) in his studio.

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London SW1A 1LP 7 October 2011 – 29 February 2012 Aktis Gallery 10 Park Place, Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am-2pm; 3pm-6pm http://www.aktis-gallery.co.uk Admission: Free Nearest tube: Green Park An exhibition of fifty works on paper, watercolours and drawings and several oil paintings by the Bulgarian born, Paris based artist, Pascin (1885-1930). An incessant draftsman, Pascin captured the essence of daily life in Paris when it was the cultural epicenter in the world in the early twentieth century. Always dressed in black, with a bowler and white scarf, he caught the gestures, attitudes and expressions of his contemporaries amid the noise, the smoke and the multilingual conversations with a line that was quick and forceful and a stroke that was swift but sure. His scenes convey his humour along with his sadness, sharing with us a rich commentary that depicts the ‘Années Folles’ – the crazy years – for which Pascin was their ‘Prince’.

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Match Against Poverty

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 settembre 2011

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Geneva/Hamburg Football stars Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane announced today that the ninth annual Match Against Poverty will take place in Hamburg, Germany on 13 December 2011, with most of the proceeds going towards addressing the ongoing food crisis in the Horn of Africa. As Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ronaldo and Zidane will gather a team of other famous soccer players for a friendly game against an all-star side from German team Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV). HSV is one of Germany’s oldest and most successful clubs, and the only one to have consistently played in the country’s football league, the Bundesliga, since it was founded in 1963. The 57,000 tickets for the match at the club’s Imtech Arena go on sale today. The annual Match Against Poverty seeks to mobilize the public to fight against poverty and promote action on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -eight internationally-agreed goals which seek to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2015.
Football legends Ronaldo and Zidane have been the driving force behind the Match Against Poverty since its inception in 2003. Two thirds of the match proceeds will be used to bolster humanitarian and recovery activities in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. The UN is working in these countries to provide emergency food aid, water, shelter and health services, while working on longer term development plans.
HSV will donate the remaining 33 percent of the event’s profits to the club’s initiative, Der Hamburger Weg (The Hamburg Way), to promote corporate social responsibility among its sponsors/partners, and to support diverse community development projects focused on sports, youth, education and protection of the environment.
Carl-Edgar Jarchow, chairman of HSV, said the entire team is honoured to be a part of this important event. “We are glad to join in UNDP’s efforts against poverty this year. Football is a great way to get people together for a good cause,” Jarchow said. “The players are also really excited to be playing against legendary champions such as Zidane and Ronaldo.”
Proceeds from the previous eight Matches Against Poverty have benefited projects in more than 27 developing countries, including recent recovery efforts in the wake of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and Pakistan floods.
As in past years, the Match is supported by football’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The Match will take place at the Imtech Arena from 19:30 local time. Ticket prices range from 8 Euros up to 20 Euros and will be available as of October 4 at http://www.hsv.de/ticket To donate to the Horn of Africa crisis, visit: http://www.undp.org/hornofafrica (map)

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