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Dodicesima Edizione del Masterin Marketing Management

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Parma lunedì 24 ottobre, alle ore 15.30, presso l’Auditorium del Centro S. Elisabetta (Campus Universitario dell’Ateneo) promosso dall’Università degli Studi di Parma in collaborazione con la Business School de Il Sole 24ORE si terrà la Dodicesima Edizione del Masterin Marketing Management. La cerimonia prevede in apertura, tra gli altri, i saluti di benvenuto del Rettore dell’Ateneo Gino Ferretti, di Gianpiero Lugli, Preside della Facoltà di Economia, di Antonella Rossi, Direttore della Business School de Il Sole 24ore e di Guido Cristini, Pro Rettore dell’Ateneo e Direttore del Master; chiuderà i saluti con un intervento qualificato Morena Diazzi, Direttore Generale dell’Assessorato alle Attività Produttive della Regione Emilia Romagna.L’edizione verrà inaugurata da Pietro Negra – Presidente e Amministratore Delegato di PINKO, che terrà una Lectio Magistralis agli studenti del Master. A conclusione della lezione interverrà il Rettore Gino Ferretti che conferirà il sigillo dell’Ateneo a riconoscimento dei successi ottenuti dal Gruppo nella creazione di valore ottenuta attraverso la pianificazione e la realizzazione di strategie di marketing avanzate.

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Five-day DDGS Nutrition Short Course

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October 30–November 5: Nutritionists from Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic will participate in a five-day DDGS Nutrition Short Course at Kansas State University’s International Grains Program. This program is set up to complement the Buyers Conference that will be conducted in Panama City, Panama on October 18th. Participants will learn to formulate co-products into their livestock rations.

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Media Invite: Commonwealth Bank to Unveil World-First Mobile Payment

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Sydney. This coming Tuesday, Oct 25th at 10:00 (AEDT), the Commonwealth Bank of Australia will be unveiling a world-first mobile app that marks a significant change to the way their customers can pay. This app will combine a number of payment types, with more details to be announced. Media are invited to witness the launch via a web streamed press conference taking place at: http://www.commbank.com.au/announcement from 10:00 AEDT Speaking at the press conference are:
Michael Harte, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth Bank
Andy Lark, Chief Marketing and Online Officer, Commonwealth Bank
David Lindberg, Executive General Manager Cards Payments and Retail Strategy, Commonwealth Bank
Adam Bennett, Chief Information Officer of Retail and Business Banking, Commonwealth Bank
Interviews with spokespeople are available on a request basis and should be directed to Alex Waldron on +61-404-196-206

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Broward County Reports Strong Sales Activity in September

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Miami, FL – In Broward County, single-family home sales increased 11 percent, from 974 in September 2010 to 1,079 last month, according to the Broward Council of the 25,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems. Condominium sales increased six percent from 1,214 to 1,281.
Statewide sales increased 10 percent to 15,036 for single-family homes and 10 percent to 6,666 for condominiums compared to September 2010. Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops declined three percent from the previous month and but were 11.3 percent above September 2010, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).“The Broward County real estate market continues to perform in a healthy and balanced manner, as local home prices stabilize or rise in many areas and neighborhoods,” said Terri Bersach, 2011 president of the Broward County Board of Governors of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS. “Inventory is declining, as housing demand exceeds available supply. International buyers, who mostly pay all cash, are playing a major role in market strengthening as evidenced by the high number of cash condominium sales.”
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating over 90 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council, it represents more than 25,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local association in the National Association of Realtors, and has partnerships with more than 60 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is http://www.miamire.com.

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A two-day industry event

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October 26-November 3: The Council will organize a Vietnam Swine Industry Symposium for a two-day industry event. Representatives from Vietnam’s commercial swine sector, including independent producers and contract growers, will travel to the United States to meet with U.S. consultants to discuss swine nutrition, feed formulation systems and disease control.

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Council Actions Bear Fruit in Southeast Asia

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The market for distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in Southeast Asia is poised for expansion. U.S. Grain Council efforts in the region have significantly contributed to the favorable export climate.Exports to Vietnam, the fourth biggest market for DDGS, rose 11 percent between January and August 2011. According to Adel Yusupov, USGC director in Southeast Asia, construction of new feedmill plants in the Ha Duong and Bac Giang provinces will move forward later this year. Plans for expanding the Vietnamese swine and poultry industry using advanced breeding techniques also suggest that an increased demand for feed grain will follow. “The region is growing increasingly dependent on feed grain imports amid declining domestic crop production and burgeoning feed demand,” commented Yusupov.Increased DDGS exports to Malaysia and the Philippines have also been noteworthy, up 99 percent and 50 percent respectively from last year. Thailand’s imports are down 13 percent due to an abundant supply of soybean meal in the market.The Council-led DDGS Technical Service meetings in the Philippines and Thailand have educated local buyers on the nutritional value and use of DDGS as a low-cost feed ingredient. Numerous regional seminars have targeted key audiences, including major dairy farms and feed milling companies, to provide information on U.S. DDGS production quality. The Council has also been actively involved in trade policy issues. For example, the Council in collaboration with FAS-Bangkok worked to delay a regulation the Thai government planned to impose on protein levels in DDGS imports, thereby maintaining market access for U.S. producers.

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Second Noodle Shop Adopts Corn Flour

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A second Japanese noodle shop is incorporating U.S. corn flour in its ramen noodles as a result of the U.S. Grain Council’s dry milling promotion program. The shop, located outside Tokyo, is using a blend of 10 percent corn flour and 90 percent wheat, and marketing the product as “Indian Ramen.” The Council’s Japan office distributed its handbook containing the corn noodle formula and tasting samples to 270 Tokyo noodle shops in May and recently expanded the distribution to 250 shops in other cities. The Council is promoting a corn tortilla menu to cafes and restaurants in Tokyo as well. U.S. corn sales to Japan for dry milled food products increased more than 17,000 metric tons (670,000 bushels) in the January-to-August period compared to the same period last year. Japanese food manufacturers produce 600,000 metric tons of noodles annually. A consistent 10 percent corn-inclusion rate would require 60,000 metric tons of corn (2.4 million bushels).

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China’s Changing Corn Market

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In September, the Chinese government began releasing corn from government reserves into the market and has reportedly released approximately 3.7 million metric tons (145.7 million bushels) to date. Releases were accomplished through normal sales channels rather than a public bid process. U.S. Grains Council sources suggest this may reflect an attempt to monitor sales volumes more tightly due to concerns regarding actual stock levels.Chinese market insiders also suggest China may restrict new crop corn procurement by the main buyers in Northeast China this year. Industrial processing companies and possibly small feed mills and livestock farms are likely to be the first sectors affected, followed by large enterprises like COFCO and the China Grains & Logistics Corporation (CGLC). Finally, large grain enterprises could see restrictions on purchase volumes, and bank lending for some large buyers could be tightened. Meanwhile, Zhang Xiaoqian, vice director of China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), told the Davos Forum that China is likely to use its huge foreign exchange reserves to buy staple commodities as needed. That could mean more U.S. commodity sales as the U.S. dollar appreciates and commodity prices fall, according to the Shanghai JC Intelligence Co., Ltd, an agricultural market analysis firm.

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Love Your Bones on World Osteoporosis Day

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Nyon, Switzerland. This World Osteoporosis Day (October 20) the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and its 200 member patient and medical societies are calling on the public and health professionals around the world to take action for bone health and osteoporosis prevention. The global campaign, launched in more than six languages, urges people of all ages to take three essential steps to set a strong foundation for healthy bones and muscles: Ensure you have enough vitamin D intake (through safe exposure to sunlight, diet, and supplementation if required, particularly if you are over 60) Eat a calcium and protein-rich diet Keep active with daily weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening physical activity Osteoporosis is often called a ‘silent disease’ because it has few symptoms. However, unless the disease is treated, the skeleton becomes progressively weaker and more fragile, leaving people at serious risk of debilitating fractures. Around the world, at least one in three women and one in five men over the age of fifty will suffer a fracture caused by weak bones. Fractures result in pain, debilitation and loss of quality of life. One in three seniors who suffers a hip fracture becomes physically impaired and loses his or her ability to live independently. At least one in five will die within a year of the fracture. Vertebral (spine) fractures can cause extreme pain, long or short term disability, dowager’s hump, and significant loss in quality of life. Without treatment, the risk of suffering new fractures is high. orld Osteoporosis Day is an occasion to remind the community that bone health matters. Osteoporosis and fracture prevention must be a priority for us all. Visit http://www.worldosteoporosisday.org to participate in the global ‘unbreakable embrace’ campaign and to view the live streaming of World Osteoporosis Day events around the world at 2:06 local time (206 bones in the human body). Multi-language material including posters, fact sheets, and the report ‘Three Steps to Unbreakable Bones: Vitamin D, Calcium and Exercise’ are also available. For more information contact the International Osteoporosis Foundation at info@iofbonehealth.org
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a non-profit, nongovernmental umbrella organization dedicated to the worldwide fight against osteoporosis, the disease known as “the silent epidemic”. IOF’s members – committees of scientific researchers, patient, medical and research societies and industry representatives from around the world – share a common vision of a world without osteoporotic fractures. http://www.iofbonehealth.org

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Inventory Continues Sharp Decline

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The inventory of residential listings in Miami-Dade County has dropped 38 percent, from 24,888 to 15,264 active listings, in the last year. Compared to the previous month, the total inventory of homes dropped one percent from 15,405. Since August 2008, existing housing inventory has decreased more than 65 percent, down from 43,100. Total housing inventory nationally fell two percent to 3.48 million at the end of September compared to the previous month.
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating more than 90 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council, it represents more than 25,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local association in the National Association of Realtors, and has partnerships with more than 60 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is http://www.miamire.com.

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Miami Condominium Prices

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Miami, FL – Sales of existing single-family homes in the Miami Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) rose 46 percent in September, from 582 to 848, compared to September 2010, according to the 25,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) systems. Sales of existing condominiums increased 58 percent, from 833 to 1,319, compared to September 2010. Statewide sales increased 10 percent to 15,036 for single-family homes and 10 percent to 6,666 for condominiums compared to September 2010. Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops declined three percent from the previous month and but were 11.3 percent above September 2010, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
In September, the median sales price for condominiums rose for the second consecutive month. The effect of short sales and foreclosures on the median and average sales prices for both single-family homes and condominiums has lessened particularly in some areas of the county. In September, 59 percent of all closed residential sales in Miami-Dade County were distressed, including REOs (bank-owned properties) and short sales, compared to 69 percent in September 2010 and 56 percent the previous month. The median sales price of condominiums in September increased a significant 17 percent to $116,000. The median sales price of single-family homes decreased six percent to $176,600 from a year earlier.Statewide median sales prices increased one percent to $133,900 for single-family homes and seven percent to $87,200 for condominiums. The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $165,400 in September, down 3.5 percent from September 2010.
he average sales prices for single-family homes in Miami-Dade County increased 29.8 percent, from $264,602 in September 2010 to $343,497 in September 2011. The average sales price for condominiums increased 13 percent, from $187,185 in September 2010 to $211,455 last month.

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Università: studenti meritano rispetto

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“Gli studenti meritano rispetto e la Regione Lazio deve fare la sua parte nel Diritto allo Studio universitario, che continua a fare buchi da tutte le parti. La Polverini e la sua giunta devono intervenire immediatamente per superare le reali criticità del corpo studentesco”. Con queste parole Matteo Guidoni – rappresentante degli studenti di Azione Universitaria all’Adisu Roma Tre – lancia un chiaro allarme sulla gestione inefficace del settore da parte dell’amministrazione regionale. “Il diritto allo studio – continua Guidoni – è una tematica centrale della vita universitaria e dalla Regione ci aspettiamo politiche serie ed efficaci, che mostrino una effettiva intenzione di invertire la rotta, dopo anni di immobilismo delle giunte di centro-sinistra. Alle deludenti nomine che hanno visto riconfermare i vertici nominati dalla giunta Marrazzo si aggiunge il ritardo ormai lungo più di un anno per la costituzione delle Adisu collegate agli Atenei pubblici della Regione che paralizza le attività, dalla gestione al controllo, fino alla proposta e alla vigilanza, rischia di essere un manifesto di un’inerzia dell’amministrazione nei confronti delle esigenze del corpo studentesco. Ad oggi non abbiamo avuto ancora risposte serie e concrete, ma manteniamo viva la speranza di ottenere un tempestivo segnale di discontinuità rispetto al passato”. Il Diritto allo studio – conclude Guidoni – sarà oggetto della prossima riforma da parte del Ministero dell’Università e gli studenti si aspettano davvero una struttura organizzativa nuova che faccia del merito, della trasparenza, dell’efficienza e della qualità, le sue migliori caratteristiche. L’immobilismo, unito alla scarsa sensibilità delle istituzioni verso un tema così delicato, non lascia presagire nulla di buono, insinuando il dubbio che ancora una volta gli studenti debbano pagare strategie e dinamiche politiche alle quali sono totalmente estranei, ma che provocano pericolosi ritardi ed inefficienze da pagare, però, sulla propria pelle”.

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Zimmer Spine e Benvenue Medical: accordo di distribuzione

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Bordeaux, Francia e Santa Clara, California.L’accordo consente a Zimmer di offrire ai clienti un sistema per il trattamento differenziato delle fratture dolorose da compressione vertebrale Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZMH; SIX: ZMH), leader mondiale della cura muscoloscheletrica e Benvenue Medical, Inc., sviluppatore (con sede negli Stati Uniti) di

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soluzioni minimamente invasive per la riparazione della colonna vertebrale, ha annunciato oggi, in occasione del meeting EuroSpine 2011, che le società hanno stipulato un accordo esclusivo pluriennale per Zimmer Spine, per la distribuzione del sistema per il trattamento delle fratture dolorose da compressione vertebrale Kiva, prodotto di punta di Benvenue Medical. Il sistema Kiva offre un approccio innovativo per il trattamento delle fratture dolorose da compressione vertebrale (VCF). Il sistema per il trattamento delle VCF Kiva ha ricevuto l’approvazione del marchio CE nel 2008 ed è stato impiegato per trattare più di 500 fratture dolorose da compressione vertebrale a livello mondiale. Il sistema Kiva offre un impianto PEEK-OPTIMA® cilindrico, introdotto per via percutanea, allo scopo di stabilizzare o offrire supporto strutturale al corpo vertebrale e servire da condotto per l’introduzione di cemento nelle ossa.

Il sistema Kiva è valutato anche in rapporto alla cifoplastica con palloncino nelle fratture da compressione vertebrale, nell’ambito dello studio KAST (sistema Kiva® come trattamento per l’aumento della colonna vertebrale: studio su efficacia e sicurezza, Kiva® System as a Vertebral Augmentation Treatment – A Safety and Effectiveness Trial), in tre siti europei, fra cui uno in Francia e due in Germania. KAST costituisce finora il più grande studio randomizzato rispetto alla cifoplastica con palloncino e rappresenta uno studio IDE condotto come supporto all’applicazione dell’autorizzazione 510(k) della U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Zimmer Spine sviluppa, produce e commercializza prodotti per la colonna vertebrale di altissima qualità, in grado di ripararla, sostituirla e rigenerarla. L’azienda lavora direttamente con chirurghi per condividere le migliori pratiche, facilitare la formazione chirurgica sul campo e offrire un accesso continuo a informazioni rilevanti, tutto allo scopo di migliorare i risultati sul paziente. Grazie allo sviluppo tecnologico continuo, Zimmer realizza sistemi di fusione e non fusione della colonna vertebrale, sistemi di strumentazione, placche cervicali, riempitivo osseo mediante alloinnesto e tecnologia Trabecular Metal™ di elevata qualità. Impieghiamo le nostre risorse per favorire l’evoluzione del settore. I nostri prodotti e procedure superano le aspettative dei medici e dei pazienti. Attraverso il lavoro di chirurghi preparati, Zimmer migliora la qualità della vita dei pazienti. Visitateci sul sito http://www.zimmer.com/.
Fondata nel 2004, Benvenue Medical Inc. favorisce il progresso della riparazione della colonna vertebrale attraverso lo sviluppo di soluzioni interventistiche e chirurgiche proprietarie minimamente invasive. Benvenue Medical Inc. è una società privata, fondata da Versant Ventures, DeNovo Ventures, Domain Associates e Technology Partners. I suoi primi prodotti sono stati pensati per il trattamento delle fratture dolorose da compressione vertebrale e della malattia degenerativa del disco, accumulando 1,6 miliardi di dollari di utili a livello mondiale. Per maggiori informazioni, visitare il sito http://www.benvenuemedical.com/.

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