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Archive for 18 aprile 2012

Online Classifieds Market Maturing

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Sydney (PRNewswire) Total revenue growth for the online classifieds market in Australia in 2011 was 16%, dipping 6% over the 22% growth achieved in 2010. The general shift from print to online expenditure is continuing with online accounting for an estimated 39% of total classifieds advertising expenditure in 2011, up from 18% in 2007.
Frost & Sullivan’s latest report, Australian Online Classifieds Market, due for release in April 2012, revealed that in 2011 total expenditure on online classifieds was $714 million. Growth in expenditure was driven more by the continued shift from print to online rather than an increase in total classifieds expenditure, which increased only by 3.5% in 2011. As the online classifieds market reaches a higher level of maturity, Frost & Sullivan forecasts that annual growth rates will continue to fall with the overall market expected to hover around $1,000 million in 2015. In the auto online classifieds sector, a significant reduction in revenue growth was shown from 24% in 2010 to 14%, as the publishers found it more difficult to factor in prices rises for standard online classifieds ad placements in a softer and maturing market. This was a similar scenario for the real estate market which also suffered a decline in revenue growth from 24% to 15%. The online employment classifieds market continued to perform strongly during 2011, with annual growth of 19%, and total expenditure of $244 million, with growth only slightly below that of the previous year.
“The CAGR of the overall online classifieds market between 2011 and 2015 is predicted to be 8.8%, with the auto sector outperforming the other sectors, though only by a marginal amount, “said Phil Harpur, Senior Research Manager, Australia & New Zealand ICT Practice.
The report also covers the general segment of the online classifieds market, defined as general merchandise categories outside of the three major segments of real estate, employment and automotive. Here, two business models which are impacting and restricting growth in the general online classifieds market are the online auction market and the free classifieds market. “eBay continues to make significant inroads into this market and Gumtree’s level of Internet traffic has grown significantly over the past 2 years,” Phil finishes.
Frost & Sullivan’s Australian Online Classifieds Market April 2012 report forms part of the Frost & Sullivan Australian Digital Media program. All research services included in this subscription provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants. Interviews with the press are available. If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail with your contact details to Donna Jeremiah, Corporate Communications, at djeremiah@frost.com.
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Emoderivati, approvati decreti per ridurre gap con Europa

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Un progressivo miglioramento in tema di plasma e plasmaderivati dal punto di vista della qualità e della varietà dell’offerta. Così il ministro della Salute, Renato Balduzzi, commenta l’approvazione dei tre decreti firmati dal Dicastero che regolano le disposizioni sull’importazione ed esportazione di sangue umano e dei suoi prodotti, l’individuazione dei centri e delle aziende di frazionamento e produzione di emoderivati autorizzati alla stipula delle convenzioni con le Regioni e le Province autonome, le modalità transitorie di immissione in commercio dei medicinali emoderivati prodotti da plasma raccolto sul territorio nazionale. «Un significativo passo avanti» è anche il commento di Gabriele Calizzani, presidente FedEmo, «verso la piena conformità del sistema plasma e plasmaderivati con la normativa europea». In particolare, tra i principali contenuti, la possibilità di lavorare all’estero il plasma nazionale e portarvi i prodotti del sangue eccedenti il fabbisogno nazionale, ma anche importare plasma e prodotti del sangue destinati alla produzione di medicinali. Il Ministro ha poi colto l’occasione per ricordare gli impegni sul tema «ora all’esame degli uffici competenti»: le raccomandazioni organizzative sui requisiti per l’accreditamento dei Centri per la diagnosi e la cura delle malattie emorragiche congenite (mec) e sulla programmazione regionale per l’assistenza socio-sanitaria alle mec, nonché la promozione di un accordo di programma e collaborazione che coinvolge il ministero della Salute, il ministero degli Affari esteri, il ministero della Difesa e le Regioni e Province autonome al fine di avviare specifici accordi o progetti a carattere umanitario e scientifico.(fontye farmacista33)

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CIGI co-sponsors conference on strengthening the FSB

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Mexico City and Waterloo, Canada The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), along with the Bank of Mexico and the Bank of Canada, was a co-sponsor of a conference on the strengthening of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), held in Mexico City April 12-13, 2012. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange views and thoughts on the appropriate measures to strengthen the role of the FSB as the primary international organization responsible for coordinating the financial sector regulatory and supervisory policies internationally. Mexico’s Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, José Antonio Meade, gave the opening remarks of the conference. The Governor of the Bank of Mexico, Agustín Carstens, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, Mark Carney, officials and former officials from central banks and finance ministries in member countries of the FSB and G20, as well as academics and experts on financial stability and international governance contributed to the discussion. There was broad agreement on the importance of strengthening the institutional footing of the FSB and providing it with increased, ongoing financial resources as well as measures to expand the scope, effectiveness, and legitimacy of the FSB. The strengthening of the FSB is part of the G20’s agenda. Mexico holds the G20’s rotating presidency this year.

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Siti internet in pericolo?

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Avaaz comunica: “Da un momento all’altro il governo Monti potrebbe approvare una legge che ucciderebbe la libertà di Internet così come la conosciamo oggi: mancano pochi giorni e solo una grande mobilitazione pubblica può fermarlo. Alcuni quotidiani hanno fatto trapelare la bozza di una legge scritta in segreto dal governo che darebbe all’Autorità delle Comunicazioni (AGCOM) il potere di chiudere qualunque sito internet per il semplice sospetto di violazione del diritto d’autore. Le potenti lobby dell’industria e dei media stanno facendo pressione sul governo affinché la legge sia adottata il prima possibile, ma oltre 30 parlamentari hanno lanciato l’allarme e se saremo in tanti ad agire ora potremo convincere il Presidente Monti ad abbandonare la legge bavaglio e a proteggere la nostra libertà della Rete. Lo scorso anno la campagna di Avaaz ha generato un ciclone mediatico enorme e fermato AGCOM dall’adottare di nascosto un regolamento bavaglio simile a questa legge: possiamo farlo di nuovo. Monti è sempre più sensibile all’opinione pubblica man mano che la sua popolarità scende: ora è il momento di farci ascoltare. Clicca sotto per firmare la petizione per chiedergli di abbandonare il bavaglio e salvare Internet: le nostre firme saranno consegnate agli uffici del Presidente, ai ministri chiave e ai media: http://www.avaaz.org/it/monti_save_our_internet/?vl
Senza un effettivo sistema di pesi e contrappesi, AGCOM può diventare una vera minaccia alla nostra democrazia. Nominati dai maggiori partiti, i suoi membri operano con pochissima trasparenza e rispondono ai diktat di potenti interessi politici e industriali, spesso senza alcun controllo parlamentare. Ora, con la nuova legge, i suoi poteri di censura potrebbero crescere pericolosamente. La bozza di legge trapelata permetterebbe ad AGCOM di chiudere, nell’arco di poche ore e senza l’intervento di un giudice, interi siti d’informazione e d’interesse pubblico, come WikiLeaks, portali di software libero e siti di video come Youtube, solo perché uno specifico contenuto o una canzone è sospettata di violare il diritto d’autore. Il paladino della nuova legge bavaglio è il sottosegretario di stato, Antonio Catricalà, sotto l’enorme pressione di giganti dell’informazione come Mediaset e della potente industria dell’intrattenimento. Ma tanto l’influente sottosegretario Paolo Peluffo quanto il Presidente Monti sono molto preoccupati per le possibili conseguenze di una nuova mobilitazione popolare a causa della posizione sempre più instabile del governo. Non ci rimane molto tempo. Il governo potrebbe approvare la legge in uno dei prossimi Consigli dei Ministri, rendendo definitivi i nuovi poteri di censura di Agcom, proprio ora che il suo mandato sta per scadere. Uniamoci alle voci dei parlamentari e chiediamo lo stop dell’approvazione in extremis di questa legge bavaglio che mette in pericolo Internet libero. Firma ora la petizione e condividila con tutti: http://www.avaaz.org/it/monti_ save_our_internet/?vl”

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American Chemical Society hosts Capitol Hill briefing on cybersecurity and smart infrastructure

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Washington, The American Chemical Society (ACS) Science & the Congress Project invites news media to attend a luncheon briefing on “Cybersecurity and Smart Infrastructure: Ensuring Resilience and Deterrence.” It will be held Thursday, April 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building 2325. The briefing is co-hosted by the ACS Science & the Congress Project, with honorary co-hosts U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-chairs of the Cyber Security Caucus. The Internet has brought the reality of remote and/or automated control of many systems including traffic systems, water works and electricity distribution that are vital to daily life. Two-way communication abilities and digitized data streams promise the rise of “smart” systems that can minimize energy and material waste by making the system efficient in real time. However, the paradox of such adaptability is that it opens the system to remote manipulation with potentially lethal results. As previously analog and manually controlled systems become increasingly smart, how should policymakers direct modernization of infrastructure with computer engineering to ensure that networks are resilient to attack? This panel will address critical issues about how cybersecurity research and implementation should proceed to prevent catastrophic scenarios. The briefing will feature the following panelists and an open discussion:
Moderator: Herb S. Lin, Ph.D., National Research Council
Panelists:
• Sunil Cherian, Ph.D., Spirae Inc.
• Stacy Prowell, Ph.D., Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• William Sanders, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
• Marianne Swanson, National Institute of Standards at Technology
The Science & the Congress Project was established in 1995 to provide a neutral and credible source of scientific information targeted to policymakers on Capitol Hill. Expert speakers are chosen to provide a balanced presentation about the topic under discussion, and their comments are independent of any position that may be held by the ACS, the sponsors of Science & the Congress, or its co-hosts. For more information, click here.
The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 164,000 members, ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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Kornit Digital to Launch its New Kornit Paradigm Printer

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Screen print setup

Screen print setup (Photo credit: ahhhnice)

Rosh-Ha’Ayin, Israel, (PRNewswire) A digital add-on solution that enables the screen printer to combine traditional printing methods with digital printing techniques and create innovative printing applications
Kornit Digital, the leading provider of industrial and commercial digital printing, superior pigmented ink and unique chemistry solutions for the textile industry, today announced the launch of its new Paradigm Printer, a digital add-on solution for screen printing carousels that enables the screen printer to combine traditional screen printing methods with digital printing techniques and create innovative printing applications.
Sarel Ashkenazi, VP Marketing & Business Development at Kornit Digital, said, “The Paradigm is the only solution that combines the best of two worlds: Screen Printing and Digital printing, and it’s the best solution for garment decorators and screen printers that are looking to adapt into the growing needs of the fashion industry.” Kornit’s Paradigm is capable of handling a large variety of textile applications, variable data combinations, complicated four color processes, spot combinations and is equipped with Industrial High Volume Polaris Spectra print Heads. The Kornit Paradigm can also act as a pure stand-alone digital printer for short-runs and eliminates the need for any set-up procedures with its automatic computer-to-printer process and its ability to reposition between carousel stations.
Kornit Digital develops, manufactures and markets industrial and commercial solutions for the garment, apparel and fabric industry. Leading the digital textile industry with its integrated pretreatment solution and its CMYK inks, it directly caters to the needs of both designers and manufacturers. With its immense experience in the direct to garment industry, it is revolutionizing the roll fabric industry by enabling printing with one ink set on all kinds of fabrics. Founded in 2003, Kornit Digital is a global company with offices in the United States, Asia Pacific, Europe and India and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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The True Value of a Priceless Dress From Next’s Style Secrets blog

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Cover of "The Seven Year Itch"

Cover of The Seven Year Itch

London, (PRNewswire) The latest Next fashion blog explores if it is possible to place a value on some of the world’s most iconic dresses. With some dresses that are, quite literally, priceless; springing from a designer’s subconscious, involving the work of seamstresses in their droves and worn once only for Hollywood’s red carpet, their latest infographic discovers if it is possible to place a value on some of the world’s most iconic dresses. Burning 270,000 calories… watching My Week With Marilyn 180 times… or hearing Gordon Ramsay say his 32,680th swear word… just some of the things that could happen in the 300 hours it took to make the stunning Louis Vuitton dress Michelle Williams wore to this year’s Oscars. So what really is the true value of a priceless dress? Although in 2002 the most expensive red carpet ensemble was £5,000,000, you can treat yourself to something a little more purse friendly from Next’s evening, party and maxi dress collection, with coordinating shoes and stylish clutch bags. Whether you’re looking for the Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s look, or that famous floaty dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch, Next have some timeless alternatives without the red carpet price tag. In their branded collections, Lipsy has a stunning range of little black dresses with glittery embellishments whilst Geri by Next has a gorgeous white prom dress; a modern take on Marilyn’s. Brimming with all the latest trends, Next has the best in on-trend womenswear, menswear, children’s and homeware. Love what you see? Visit next.co.uk for the full dress collection and shop by 9pm to enjoy next day delivery*. To enjoy the infographic for yourself, or share it on your own blog, simply visit blog.next.co.uk/the-true-value-of-a-priceless-dress/

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Rémy Martin Futur Heritage Exposition

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Cognac, Francia, (PRNewswire) Grazie alle sue spiccate competenze e all’esperienza maturata nel corso di tre secoli, la Maison Rémy Martin è sempre stata fonte di creatività. Il progetto culturale FUTUR HERITAGE della Maison Rémy Martin, lanciato su iniziativa del Comitato Colbert come workshop internazionale di design Colbert, sottolinea la visione di patrimonio futuro sostenuta dalla prestigiosa casa produttrice di cognac. La Maison Rémy Martin celebra la creatività giovanile presentando i progetti, tutti incentrati sul rituale della degustazione, di otto studenti di design (Ségolène Girard, Weiche Wu, Carine de Fressanges, Jason Fletcher, Mélissa Duboc, Sebastian Popa, Yoann Vandendriessche e Merve Kahraman) provenienti dagli istituti ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres di Parigi e Central Saint-Martins College of Arts & Design di Londra. Allestita dallo scenografo François Delclaux, la mostra Maison Rémy Martin FUTUR HERITAGE exposition #1 si terrà a Cognac fino al 30 giugno 2012. In questa scenografia, il mondo di Rémy Martin fa eco ai progetti degli studenti, sospesi tra tradizione e modernità e presentati sotto forma di immagini, video, foto e modelli racchiudenti souvenir e manufatti realizzati in tre mesi di lavoro tra Parigi, Londra e Cognac. Con particolare riferimento alla Settimana del Design di Milano, la Maison Rémy Martin vi invita a esplorare Futur Heritage exposition #1, con design a cura di Merve Kahraman. Nell’ambito della rassegna sul design d’oltralpe France Design (Padiglione Visconti – Via Tortona 58, Milano), in scena dal 17 al 22 aprile 2012, Rémy Martin presenterà una scenografia digitale in cui verranno visualizzati brevi video di ciascun progetto.

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European Liver Patients Association (ELPA) Takes to Twitter for Upcoming Congress

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Sint-Truiden, Belgium, (PRNewswire) ELPA is delighted to announce it will, for the first time, be utilising the real-time information network Twitter to transmit live updates to its followers from the forthcoming International Liver Congress, organised by the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL ILC 2012) in Barcelona, Spain between 18-22 April, 2012 (https://twitter.com/#!/EASLnews). Throughout the congress, ELPA will be communicating content from both the scientific programme and its own events via the official ELPA Twitter account, @HepatitisEurope and the using hashtags #LiverPatients and the EASL congress’s official hashtag #ILC2012 (https://twitter.com/#!/hepatitiseurope). Key announcements relating to the ELPA organisation, its initiatives at the congress and developments concerning the treatment and care of liver disease will be covered. ELPA will also be communicating highlights from its Annual General Meeting on 20 April and policy update sessions, as well as providing coverage of its symposium on 21 April (“You Shall Not Pass!”: Stopping Hepatitis C in Drug Users).
ELPA’s aim is to promote the interests of people with liver disease and in particular to: Highlight the size of the problem; promote awareness and prevention; address the low profile of liver disease as compared to other areas of medicine such as heart disease; share experience of successful initiatives and; work with professional bodies such as EASL and with the EU to ensure that treatment and care are harmonised across Europe to the highest standards.ELPA emerged from a desire amongst European liver patient groups to share their experiences of the often very different approaches adopted in different countries. In June 2004, 13 patient groups from 10 European and Mediterranean Basin countries met to create the association. ELPA was formally launched in Paris on April 14th 2005 during the annual conference of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) and now has 21 members from 17 countries.

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Lancaster innova e presenta la sua nuova protezione solare anti-infrarossi

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Deutsch: Paris: Panthéon English: Paris: Panthéon

Deutsch: Paris: Panthéon English: Paris: Panthéon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Paris (PRNewswire) Pioniere della ricerca nel campo dei solari da più di quarant’anni, Lancaster inaugura una nuova era nella protezione solare, con una scoperta che è stata integrata nella nuova linea Sun Beauty: la Tecnologia Infrarossi[1]. Un segno di audacia rivoluzionaria per poter godere del sole senza sensi di colpa grazie alla protezione solare più completa offerta da Lancaster. Per vedere la multimedia news release clicca qui: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53804-lancastersuncare-infraredtechnology
Infrared Technology by Lancaster Benchè si fosse già a conoscenza degli effetti dannosi dei raggi UVA e UVB, è dall’osservazione per oltre 15 anni degli effetti dei radicali liberi che i ricercatori Lancaster hanno identificato un nuovo nemico dell’anti-invecchiamento: i raggi infrarossi. Fino ad oggi, si sapeva poco di questi raggi, invisibili ad occhio nudo. Essi penetrano negli strati più profondi della pelle rispetto ai raggi ultravioletti e contribuiscono al foto-invecchiamento e allo sviluppo di lesioni al DNA. Nel 2012, Lancaster apre un nuovo capitolo e lancia la sua protezione anti-infrarossi. Dopo un totale di più di 300 prove e test per stabilire l’esclusiva combinazione di ingredienti attivi nella Tecnologia Infrarossi, l’innovativo brand offre una soluzione efficace per la protezione contro questi raggi e inaugura una nuova era nella protezione solare.
Lancaster riconcilia le donne con il sole Poiché le donne sono unanimi nel dire che si sentono più belle quando sono abbronzate, i ricercatori Lancaster vengono guidati da un’unica motivazione: prendere il meglio da ciò che il sole ha da offrire. Grazie alla nuova linea Sun Beauty, sintesi assoluta di tutti i principi di bellezza arricchita con la Tecnologia Infrarossi, l’esperto del sole è riuscito a combinare l’abbronzatura più glamour con la protezione Lancaster più completa. Con una linea di 15 prodotti essenziali riformulati con le ultime scoperte Lancaster, il brand è indicato per ogni tipo di pelle con un’ampia scelta di SPF e formulazioni di bellezza. Da ora, con Satin Sheen Oil Fast Tan Optimizer SPF 30 o Comfort Touch Cream Gentle Tan SPF 50, non siamo mai state più protette…
Coty Inc. Coty è stata creata a Parigi nel 1904 da François Coty cui si riconosce il merito di aver dato origine alla moderna industria profumiera. Oggi, Coty Inc. è leader riconosciuto nel campo della bellezza globale e vanta un fatturato netto annuale di circa $4 miliardi. Guidata da spirito imprenditoriale, passione, innovazione e creatività, Coty Inc. ha sviluppato un impareggiabile portfolio di marchi d’eccellenza e distribuisce i propri prodotti innovativi ai consumatori di 135 mercati nel mondo. I marchi del portfolio Coty Prestige sono distribuiti in punti vendita prestige e ultra-prestige, e includono Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Calvin Klein, Cerruti, Chloé, Chopard, Davidoff, Jennifer Lopez, Jil Sander, JOOP!, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, Gwen Stefani, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Nikos, philosophy, Roberto Cavalli, Sarah Jessica Parker, Truth or Dare by Madonna, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood e Wolfgang Joop.
Coty e Puig S.L. collaborano in una partnership strategica per la distribuzione delle linee di fragranze firmate Antonio Banderas, Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Prada, Shakira e Valentino negli Stati Uniti e in Canada.Ulteriori informazioni relative a Coty Inc. sono disponibili nel sito http://www.coty.com

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Staffordshire University Uses Verdiem Power Management Software

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London, (PRNewswire) Full return-on-investment expected within a single year Verdiem, a leader in IT energy management and efficiency software, has successfully deployed its Surveyor solution at Staffordshire University. In an effort to control rising electricity costs, and as part of its ongoing Green Initiative drive, Staffordshire University selected Verdiem Surveyor to help reduce power wastage across its estate of over 4,000 PCs deployed across multiple sites for staff and student use. Steve Bignell, Technical Director for Verdiem, explains: “When you’re a large organisation such as Staffordshire University with thousands of PCs spread out across multiple locations and campuses, thousands of pounds worth of wasted power consumption are generated when PCs are left on but not used. With power costs continuing to rise, the opportunity to make savings through more efficient energy usage is an attractive bottom-line gain.”Verdiem helped define the PC power management market and has now extended its leadership into IT energy management and efficiency software. Verdiem Surveyor enables customers to centrally control and reduce the energy used by PCs, Macs, and network devices running Cisco EnergyWise without impacting end users. Nearly 700 corporations, government agencies and universities have deployed Surveyor on 2 million devices. Based in Seattle, Wash., Verdiem is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. More information is available at http://www.verdiem.com or (206) 838-2800.

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Matrox Unveils Cost-Effective External Multi-Display Adapter for PC Laptops and Desktops

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Matrox Impression Plus 220 (ISA)

Matrox Impression Plus 220 (ISA) (Photo credit: AutomaticDefence)

Montreal (PR Newswire) Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced the launch of the DualHead2Go Digital SE external multi-display adapter, which enables the cost-effective addition of two external DVI displays to desktop and laptop PCs. The sleek, black-cased, and palm-sized Matrox® DualHead2Go Digital SE features a DisplayPort™ input and two DVI outputs, and supports a maximum resolution of 3840×1200 (2x1920x1200) across two DVI displays on compatible systems. The DualHead2Go Digital SE has an MRSP of $179.00 USD. The user’s multi-display experience is further enhanced through Matrox PowerDesk software, which comes bundled with the DualHead2Go Digital SE. Matrox PowerDesk brings unique desktop management features that help users organise and manage their desktop space by simply deciding where applications should open up and run. Additional DualHead2Go Digital SE highlights include new High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) compliance, allowing users to view copy-protected content on HDCP-enabled displays.Launched in tandem alongside DualHead2Go Digital ME for Mac® systems, the DualHead2Go Digital SE Graphics eXpansion Module (GXM) helps to increase productivity when using all kinds of office, 3D CAD design, modeling, or content-creation applications. Compatible with large displays and projectors, the DualHead2Go Digital SE also serves as an excellent tool to help captivate audiences during corporate presentations or attract consumers when driving digital signage for restaurants, shopping malls or airports.DualHead2Go Digital SE’s multi-GXM support enables the connection of two adapters to a single system. Users can consequently add up to four displays to one system, further accentuating DualHead2Go Digital SE’s versatility as a multi-display solution. Full DualHead2Go system compatibility information is available online.
Pricing and Availability The new Matrox DualHead2Go Digital SE is available as of June 2012 at an MRSP of $179.00 USD for purchase from authorised Matrox resellers worldwide or, in North America and Europe, directly from Matrox. About Matrox Graphics Inc. Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.matrox.com/graphics/dualhead2go_digital_se or contact graphics@matrox.com directly. Matrox and Matrox product names are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Matrox Electronic Systems, Ltd. and/or Matrox Graphics Inc. in Canada and/or other countries.Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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Thrillophilia has Released a Hand-Picked List of 51 Offbeat Destinations in India

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Road in Himalaya India

Road in Himalaya India (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bangalore, (PRNewswire) Thrillophilia.com has come up with a list of less explored places in India and put the best out of them in its list of 51 hand-picked offbeat destinations – Best of India Travel in India. They believe that the place from where most people turn back is actually the place where true journey into nature’s unexplored terrains begins. Most of these places are usually small villages located near top holiday destinations with their old world charm and local stories that keep you captivated. The concealed mysteries of north India have attracted tourists from all over the world to explore its majestic mountains, plunging valleys and gushing rivers. Be it trekking in Ladakh or exploring east India by trekking in Sikkim and its six virgin sister states – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland, the journey through the Himalayan mountains is enchanting. Thrillophilia.com takes you a little away from the high charted tourist hot spots. For example, they recently stumbled across a valley hidden behind the gigantic Himalayan mountains, the Gurez Valley in Kashmir, and its astounding beauty is inexpressible in words. The astonishing fact about this valley is its inscriptions dating back to 10th century; there is Hebrew inscribed on the stones and walls which give this place a historical value and adds a touch of unknown to the place. Walk on the frozen river of Zanskar in Ladakh and experience the thrill of mountaineering, biking, rafting, paragliding and skiing on the snowcapped mountains. West India gives you a rare chance to experience the edgy lifestyle of the local tribes in Maharashtra. Visit the small village of Shetpal and you’ll be amazed to hear the local stories of cobras living in villagers’ houses and yet no snake bite deaths in the area ever. Hard to believe and a little scary but these stories definitely add to the mysteries of world. The bounteous beauty of Chembra Peak, the thundering Ethipothala Falls, breathtaking architecture of Lepakshi, and jittery Kerala wildlife, India trekking destinations down south are certainly unique places to unwind and rejuvenate!Thrillophilia is the biggest India adventure travel company with services in adventure spread across the Indian sub-continent from Indian Himalayas to deserts in Rajasthan to wildlife, south Indian trails and thrilling island holidays. They also recently published a comprehensive list of top 101 adventure activities in India.

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Ameyo Improves Agent Productivity of Acer Australia for Inbound Support Process

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 18 aprile 2012

Gurgaon, India, (PRNewswire) Acer Australia, a globally renowned provider of consumer electronics chooses Ameyo to empower its inbound process. The former required a solution to efficiently handle all interactions from customers and its wide-spread channel partner network through providing the right information to its agents in a unified screen for fast query resolution.Speaking about the solution, Mr. Dan Balachandra, Head of IT, Acer Australia says, “We were looking for a solution that could integrate with our backend system to provide appropriate information to agents, thus maximising their productivity, something which our previous solution was not forthcoming with. Providing our customers and channel partners fast and quality support can be a daunting task if our agents have to access disparate applications at the same time and, towards this, Dristhi provided us with a comprehensive technology that integrated seamlessly with the ticketing system of the back-end CRM, and displaying a unified interface to our agents. Furthermore, the implementation of Ameyo’s statistics wallboard allowed for real-time monitoring of key performance indicators. These solutions together with the project management expertise of the Dristhi team enabled an effective transitioning of the system.”
Agent productivity was a crucial requirement for the consumer electronics giant. Their process worked on addressing queries in multiple regions as well as with customers and channel partners. Different segments have different requirements for support activities and this extended to prioritising customer types for fast query resolution. Ameyo was implemented over the previous solution for its capability in addressing the specific business requirements of Acer Australia which included unification of disparate systems, IVR, CTI, ACD, Reporting and Voicelogging among others. The solution provided the company with enhanced agent productivity, real-time monitoring of performance levels and allowed management to make changes when required.
Acer, headquartered in Taiwan utilises a multi-brand approach to provide unique characteristics to cater to different needs in the PC market which has spanned across the globe including Australia. This is reinforced with a sustainable and profitable channel partner network model, resulting in widespread global distribution, bringing people and technology closer. The company provides unique value-addition to its products, specifically establishing a green supply chain in collaboration with its suppliers.
:Drishti offers communications solutions that empower enterprises to dynamically manage business processes, interactions, workforce and service levels on emerging unified communications (IP telephony, unified messaging, conferencing, presence management, and application collaboration), SOA, and SaaS. Cutting-edge technologies from Drishti have been designed to add value to the businesses and pave way for a structured growth.

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ThromboGenics Resubmits BLA for Ocriplasmin With the FDA

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 18 aprile 2012

Leuven, Belgium, (PRNewswire) ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative ophthalmic medicines, today announced that it has resubmitted a Biologics License Application (BLA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ocriplasmin intravitreal injection, 2.5 mg/mL, for the treatment of symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion (VMA) including macular hole.In February 2012, the FDA indicated that it intended to assign a Priority Review designation to the original BLA submission for the same indication filed in December 2011. Today’s re-submission will allow ThromboGenics to meet the FDA’s Priority Review timelines and to manage the phasing of its resources to support both its European and U.S. ocriplasmin filings. The European Medicines Agency is currently reviewing ThromboGenics’ Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for ocriplasmin for the same indication. The FDA grants Priority Review designation to drugs that may offer major advances in treatment, or provide a treatment where no adequate therapy exists. The FDA has a goal of completing a Priority Review in six months. Dr Patrik De Haes, ThromboGenics’ CEO, said: “The resubmission of the BLA filing is a significant step in our strategy to commercialize ocriplasmin in the U.S., if approved. Gaining Priority Review designation for ocriplasmin, as anticipated, would further validate the potential of this novel pharmacological drug in treating symptomatic VMA including macular hole. Following our recent commercialization agreement with Alcon for the non-U.S. rights to ocriplasmin and our successful fundraising, we are well positioned to invest in building a first-class commercial organization in the U.S. and to realize the full global potential of ocriplasmin.”
ThromboGenics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic medicines. The company’s lead product, ocriplasmin, has successfully completed two Phase III clinical trials for the pharmacological treatment of symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion (VMA). The MAA for ocriplasmin has been accepted for review in Europe and the BLA has been re-submitted in the U.S. Ocriplasmin is in Phase II clinical development for additional vitreoretinal conditions.In March 2012, ThromboGenics signed a strategic partnership with Alcon (Novartis) for the commercialization of ocriplasmin outside the United States. Under this agreement, ThromboGenics could receive up to a total of €375 million in up-front and milestone payments, plus an attractive level of royalties on Alcon’s net sales of ocriplasmin. ThromboGenics and Alcon intend to share the costs equally of developing ocriplasmin for a number of new vitreoretinal indications.www.thrombogenics.com.

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Westhouse Medical Services Plc. Acquires Revolutionary Glaucoma Treatment

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 18 aprile 2012

London, (PRNewswire) Healthcare specialist Westhouse Medical Services Plc. (“Ticker Symbol 5WM”) today announces it has entered into a $2,000,000 cash and bond deal to acquire assets of Sunridge International. Sunridge will deliver the patents, manufacturing rights, distribution agreements and intellectual property for Pneumatic Trabeculoplasty (PNT) – the method of treatment and equipment used to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension. The acquisition gives Westhouse Medical Services direct access to the US healthcare market. This is of strategic importance as Westhouse prepare to launch BreastCheck – a revolutionary, non-invasive, breast cancer scanning device which could act as a pre-cursor to the mammogram. The patented and FDA approved BreastCheck product is set for release in summer 2012. Westhouse is proactively looking to expand its two subsidiaries – Devices and Services – and the acquisition of PNT as a ground-breaking new medical product will enhance the company’s devices portfolio. PNT is the only non-invasive method of treatment capable of reducing intra-occular pressure in sufferers of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) – which accounts for 95% of diagnosed glaucoma cases in Europe, the Americas and Africa – as well as ocular hypertension. PNT stimulates a drop in eye pressure, diminishing the need for drug-related treatment in most patients. Westhouse CEO, Jack Kaye, comments: “Through this acquisition Westhouse will be able to improve the standards of care, and quality of life, for the world’s 67 million glaucoma sufferers, as well as lowering overall treatment costs. This maintains Westhouse’s commitment to improving primary healthcare, while creating value for investors, healthcare providers and patients alike.” The Sunridge acquisition represents further growth of Westhouse’s Services subsidiary. This will be the second addition following the purchase of Profemme’s UK and US breast cancer screening patents in November 2011.

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Migliaia gli specializzandi in piazza: ora non cali l’attenzione

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 18 aprile 2012

Uno sforzo ulteriore per migliorare i percorsi di formazione e più attenzione alla condizione dei giovani medici. La notizia della cancellazione della tassazione sulle borse di studio, attraverso un contro emendamento al Decreto semplificazioni fiscali, votato alla Camera, è stata accolta con soddisfazione dai medici specializzandi, ma da piazza Montecitorio, dove ieri è culminata la due giorni di protesta, è partita la richiesta indirizzata alle istituzioni: «Abbiamo avuto garanzie anche dai gruppi parlamentari che c’é un accordo del Parlamento con il Governo per non reintrodurre la tassa sulle borse di studio» spiega Walter Mazzucco, presidente del segretariato italiano giovani medici. «Siamo qui per chiedere che in futuro ci sia più attenzione alla condizione dei giovani medici». Un attenzione rivendicata anche da Ignazio Marino, senatore, che ha partecipato al fianco dei giovani alla manifestazione: «Questa protesta deve servire anche a ricordare che è necessario un maggiore impegno per la formazione perché non possiamo più assistere a specializzandi che coprono i turni di guardia in quanto il personale negli ospedali non è sufficiente». Da Marino arriva anche la preoccupazione per quanto prevede il ddl lavoro «che stabilisce un aumento dal 18 al 24% dell’aliquota dei contributi che i camici bianchi in formazione dovranno pagare alla gestione separata dell’Inps. Questi giovani hanno appena ottenuto dal governo la cancellazione della tassa sulle borse di studio: non è pensabile che per ogni tassa cancellata ce ne debba essere un’altra in arrivo. Chi sta compiendo un faticoso percorso di formazione andrebbe trattato con più equità e meno rigore».(fonte farmacista33)

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Roma salvaiciclisti e Londra Cities for Fit Cycling

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 18 aprile 2012

Lorenzo - Teatro Valle (2)

Lorenzo - Teatro Valle (2) (Photo credit: mirkop82)

Roma 18 aprile – 0re 12.30 – Teatro Valle (via del Teatro Valle 21) Nelle due Capitali europee il 28 aprile si manifesta per la bici come mezzo di trasporto il movimento salvaiciclisti presenta il corteo-evento ai Fori insieme a Fiab e Legambiente.
Il 28 aprile le Capitali europee ospiteranno in contemporanea due manifestazioni nazionali per la sicurezza di chi usa la bici per i suoi spostamenti quotidiani e per sollecitare una mobilità più slow, più rispettosa delle regole, meno aggressiva, meno pericolosa e meno invadente. E’ la prima volta in assoluto che due grandi metropoli continentali condividono l’esigenza (e la portano in piazza) di un’iniziativa trasversale per migliorare la libertà di movimento di tutti gli utenti della strada. La campagna internazionale Cities for Fit Cycling è stata lanciata dal Times di Londra in seguito a un grave incidente stradale che ha coinvolto una giornalista del quotidiano britannico mentre stava andando in redazione in bicicletta. In Italia è stata ripresa da 34 cicloblogger che hanno trasformato #salvaiciclisti (via social media) in un’iniziativa virale, a cui hanno aderito finora migliaia di cittadini, tanti personaggi del mondo della cultura e dello spettacolo (da Jovanotti a Margherita Hack) e anche diversi sindaci di grandi città (come Milano, Torino, Bologna, Firenze e Roma) e piccoli centri. I contenuti della campagna, le caratteristiche della manifestazione, le richieste del movimento #salvaiciclisti saranno illustrate nel corso di una conferenza stampa che si terrà il prossimo 18 aprile al Teatro Valle occupato di Roma, che peraltro dedica tutta la giornata a iniziative #salvaiciclisti.
Alla conferenza stampa interverranno Fiab e Legambiente, le associazioni che per prime hanno aderito alla manifestazione ai Fori e supportano l’iniziativa. Alla conferenza stampa sono invitate tutte le associazioni nazionali e locali.

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