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Archive for 3 maggio 2018

Two Day General Data Protection Regulation

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The “GDPR Foundation Course” training has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is considered the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. It has substantial ramifications for tech companies not just in the EU, but globally. The regulation protects the data of all EU subjects regardless of the country in which they reside or the platform on which their data resides.From the 25th of May 2018, organisations who process, monitor, and store data belonging to EU citizens will be mandated to transform their marketing, system, and processing methods drastically to ensure the safety of data against cyber attacks and breaches.GDPR will require organisations who process and control data to strengthen their data privacy controls, enhance technology for management of personal data and the supplying of detailed documentation. For cloud suppliers and those companies who work with them, GDPR will also force major operational changes-so much so that it could slow both innovation and growth. This 2-day EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training course provides a comprehensive introduction to the GDPR’s Principles, rights terminology, and compliance mechanisms. Candidates will learn how to plan a risk adverse, change driven, continuous and well thought through compliance programme with applicable accountability management of multifaceted roles like Data Protection Officer (DPO), Data Controller, and Data Processor under the GDPR.

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Options Completes EU Managed Colocation Expansion with BME Madrid

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Options, the leading provider of global market data and colocation services for trading firms, is pleased to announce the completion of its European colocation infrastructure build out with low latency connectivity now available to the Bolsa de Madrid exchange, the fourth new top tier colocation venue on the Options platform this year.Operated by Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME), Bolsa de Madrid is the largest stock exchange in Spain. Options’ clients can avail of fully managed hosting services and low latency direct connectivity to BME’s trading platform and market data directly at source.This latest addition completes the European phase of Options’ global colocation expansion, complementing recent new venues at Zurich, Milan and Nasdaq Stockholm. The footprint expansion will continue across two further continents throughout 2018, with new managed colocation facilities in progress at key trading hubs in South Africa (Johannesburg), South Korea (Seoul) and Singapore.Options’ Global Head of Account Management, Stephen Morrow, commented, “We started the year with an aggressive roadmap: to build out our colocation infrastructure and extend the breadth of markets available on our platform within a six month timeframe. We are delighted to complete this European portion ahead of schedule. As clients seek to trade in new markets, they look to Options for the most extensive in-region managed connectivity in the industry.”The Options Managed Colocation platform provides ultra-low latency market data, connectivity and application hosting services at the source of liquidity. Boasting over 20 colocation sites worldwide with connectivity to 400+ market data feeds and order entry access, it enables firms to deploy the most latency sensitive trading strategies across all major liquidity venues globally.

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NBC and RBS Announce PrismRBS

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Nebraska Book Company, Inc. and the Collegiate Retail Alliance, owner of RATEX Business Solutions, have merged their respective technology businesses. This merger introduces a new company, PrismRBS (Prism Retail Business Solutions). PrismRBS is now the most adopted campus-wide POS and ERP system serving higher education and the independent store marketplace. This transaction closed on May 1st, 2018.PrismRBS is passionate about campus retail and we pride ourselves on being its most trusted partner in the industry. Our campus-wide solutions are thoughtfully designed to provide solutions that enhance the retail experience.We believe that by empowering campus retail services with state-of-the-art eCommerce tools, real-time analytics and time saving back-office software, campuses will have a more positive experience and make a greater impact in the campus marketplace.PrismRBS is the product of a strategic partnership between Nebraska Book Company’s technology division and RATEX Business Solutions. Together, we are excited to transform the campus retail experience.

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Study Shows Tariffs Against China Would Destroy Thousands of American Jobs

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The Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports, coupled with retaliation promised by China, would reduce U.S. gross domestic product by nearly $3 billion and destroy 134,000 American jobs, according to a new study released today by the National Retail Federation and the Consumer Technology Association. The report finds that four jobs would be lost for every job gained. “As administration officials prepare to head to China for trade talks, the livelihoods of American workers hang in the balance,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “We hope this is the start of a serious negotiation process that leads to a more open Chinese market and protects U.S. jobs and economic growth. We must resolve this trade dispute without resorting to job-killing tariffs and retaliation.” The study warns that imposing tariffs on an additional $100 billion of Chinese imports would come at a significant cost to the U.S. economy, destroying 455,000 jobs and reducing GDP by $49 billion.“Tariffs could wash away the benefits recent tax reform will have on the economy, bringing uncertainty to American businesses and devastation to some workers in key states – they might lose their jobs over a trade tax,” CTA President and CEO Gary Shapiro said. “Rising costs on farmers, manufacturers and service providers isn’t the answer; it shows protectionism will weaken America. We are encouraged by Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s visit to China and wish them success addressing China’s problematic trade barriers. We believe it is best for the administration to seize on China’s willingness to negotiate to achieve positive outcomes for U.S. workers, rather than via tariffs that ultimately harm us.”While the impact of the tariffs would be felt across various sectors of the U.S. economy, agriculture would be hit especially hard. The net income of farmers would decline by 6.7 percent, and 67,000 agriculture jobs would be lost. And the hit to farmers would more than double if the tariffs expanded to an additional $100 billion of products. Farmer income would drop by 15 percent, and jobs in the sector would decline by 181,000. The study also details the employment impact of tariffs at the state level. The ten states that would suffer the highest job losses are California, Texas, Florida, Washington, New York, Georgia, Missouri, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Ohio.Another recent NRF and CTA study examined the consumer impact of proposed tariffs on television sets and other products from China. The study found that a TV made in China that costs American consumers $250 today would cost $308 after the tariffs are applied, an increase of 23 percent.

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American Business Bank Announces New Loan Production Office in North Orange County, California

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AMERICAN BUSINESS BANK (OTCBB: AMBZ) today announced its further expansion into North Orange County with the opening of its new Loan Production Office located at 2400 East Katella Avenue, Suite 350 in Anaheim, California. American Business Bank is well poised to meet the growing demand of businesses in North Orange County with experienced business bankers who understand the local market and who specialize in partnering with businesses to meet their financial needs.
“Since the Bank’s inception two decades ago, North Orange County has been an important market for American Business Bank, and we look forward to further penetrating this business rich environment,” said Leon Blankstein, President and CEO at American Business Bank.American Business Bank provides a full spectrum of financial solutions for businesses and has specialists to help businesses manage cash flow, finance growth and consult with business owners on major projects or issues. As Southern California’s 19th largest independent business bank, the Bank is well positioned to help businesses of all sizes with their cash management and credit needs.American Business Bank successfully recruited three highly qualified bankers who previously worked together at California United Bank. Led by experienced business banker David Plourde, Regional Executive Vice President, the Anaheim team includes Eric Dole, 1st Vice President /Relationship Manager and Seth Drootin, Vice President/Relationship Manager. Their support staff has joined them as well, rounding out the team and bringing “white glove” service standards. “As a relationship bank, we are very pleased to have hired this impressive team of bankers. We are confident that they will meet the needs of businesses in the North Orange County area,” said David Wolf, Executive Vice President.AMERICAN BUSINESS BANK headquartered in downtown Los Angeles offers a wide range of financial services to the business marketplace. Clients include wholesalers, manufacturers, service businesses, professionals and non-profits. The Bank has opened five Loan Production Offices in strategic areas including our North Orange County Office in Anaheim, our Orange County Office in Irvine, our South Bay Office in Torrance, our San Fernando Valley Office in the Warner Center, and our Inland Empire Office in Ontario.

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Global Biotechnology Reagents Market 2018

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The “Global Biotechnology Reagents Market – Segmented by Technology, Application, and Geography – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2018 – 2023)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The global biotechnology reagents market is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period (2018-2023). The drug manufacturing companies have initiated stem cell research and several players in the pharmaceutical industry are using these cells to test the toxicity of drugs, which helps them identify new therapies. These researchers and pharmaceutical companies are studying stem cells for basic research, toxicity test, drug discovery, and future applications. A wide range of reagents, such as stem cell culture media, laboratory reagents, etc., are necessary to meet the stem cell culture needs. With the booming stem cell research, it is anticipated that the demand for biotechnology reagents will grow over the forecast period.
The other factors that also drive the market are – exponential rise of the biotechnology industry across the globe, significant investments by private players in R&D, and rise in the number of market players.North America dominates the global biotechnology reagents market and incurs the highest expenditure for global R&D. The United States accounted for the largest share of 73%, in 2016. The North American segment is on a rise, because of the ongoing research in biological sciences, considerable investments by various biotechnology companies, and the consistently increasing utilization of biotechnology reagents in the market. Due to the ongoing research and outsourcing activities in the field of life science, Asia-Pacific also has lucrative opportunities for growth over the forecast period.

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Interxion to Expand Capacity in Amsterdam and Frankfurt

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INTERXION HOLDING NV (NYSE: INXN), a leading European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, today announced new data centre builds in Amsterdam (“AMS10”) and Frankfurt (“FRA14”), together with an expansion at the Science Park facility (“AMS9.2”) and the acquisition of land and a building at the Schiphol-Rijk campus in Amsterdam. As a result of these land bank and build projects, Interxion today announced an increase in its 2018 annual capital expenditure guidance to €365 million – €390 million.“Interxion is continuing to see a strong flow of opportunities across markets and customer segments and we are increasing our expansion programme to address this demand,” said David Ruberg, Interxion’s Chief Executive Officer. “Customers are recognising the value of our communities of interest and our trusted provider status for their mission critical applications. We are capturing deals from multiple customer segments, including connectivity, digital media, Cloud platforms and enterprises, and across the size spectrum. Of the announced phases in AMS9.2, AMS10 and FRA14, approximately 25% of the capacity is pre-sold.”AMS10 will be Interxion’s tenth data centre in Amsterdam and will be adjacent to AMS8 on land owned by Interxion on its Schiphol-Rijk campus. In total, AMS10 is expected to provide 14,400 square metres (”sqm”) of equipped space and a total of 26 megawatts (“MW”) of customer available power when fully built out. The first phase of AMS10 will provide 2,700 sqm of equipped space and is scheduled to open in 3Q 2019, while the second phase will provide 4,100 sqm of equipped space and is scheduled to open in 1Q 2020. The capital expenditure associated with the first two phases of AMS10 is expected to be €128 million.In addition, Interxion has purchased land and a building on the Schiphol-Rijk campus that can accommodate a future data centre of approximately 6,000 sqm of equipped space. The purchase price for the land and building was €19 million. The power required for this site has also been obtained.The AMS9 data centre in Amsterdam’s Science Park will be expanded by 500 sqm and 1MW of customer available power. The capital expenditure associated with the AMS9 expansion (“AMS9.2”) is expected to be €8 million. This phase is scheduled to open in 4Q 2018.In Frankfurt, Interxion will construct its fourteenth data centre (“FRA14”) on owned land in its existing campus. FRA14 is expected to provide 4,600 sqm of equipped space and will have approximately 10 MW of customer available power when fully built out. FRA14 will be constructed in two phases – the first phase will provide approximately 2,400 sqm of equipped space and is scheduled to open in 3Q 2019, while the second phase will provide 2,200 sqm and is scheduled to open in 4Q 2019. The total capital expenditure associated with FRA14 is expected to be €76 million.

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April F. Doss Returns to Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr After Serving as Counsel to Senate’s Russia Probe

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Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP today announced that April F. Doss has re-joined the Firm as a Partner and Chair of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice. She will be resident in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. offices.Ms. Doss returns from a one-year engagement serving as Senior Minority Counsel for the Russia investigation being conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In this role, she served as lead Democratic counsel for the Committee’s bipartisan investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr in 2016, Ms. Doss served as the Associate General Counsel for Intelligence Law at the National Security Agency (NSA), where she gained significant experience with legal issues relating to big data, including privacy and compliance programs, particularly within the telecommunications, technology, and defense sectors of the economy. Over the course of her career at the NSA, she managed operations; oversaw a complex, multi-site compliance program; and served as part of the senior management team for NSA’s new technology development.This extensive background in government makes Ms. Doss well-qualified to provide practical, hands-on legal advice to the Firm’s clients that takes into account the real-world implementation challenges of data privacy and cybersecurity programs. Ms. Doss will be assisting clients with data security and privacy investigations and litigation, and will lead the Firm’s comprehensive program and process to mitigate cyber risks on the front end and to protect clients in the event of an incident. She will also be advising on regulatory and corporate ethics and compliance best practices, and providing a wide range of legal services to intelligence, defense, and homeland security sector clients who are engaged in cleared conversations with the vast network of federal agencies that govern and impact those arenas.“I am thrilled to re-join the firm at this exciting time in its history, with the expanded geographic reach and greater bench strength resulting from our recent merger,” said Ms. Doss. “Our Cybersecurity and Privacy practice is stronger than ever, and I look forward to once again counseling our clients on their most pressing cybersecurity needs.”Ms. Doss is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is both a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She earned her law degree from University of California, Berkeley, Boalt School of Law; her M.F.A. from Goucher College; and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University.

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InfluxData Releases Updated Prometheus Support

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 maggio 2018

InfluxData, the modern Open Source Platform built specifically for metrics, events and other time series data that empowers developers to build next-generation monitoring, analytics and IoT applications, today announced that Founder and CTO Paul Dix has been selected to present at the upcoming KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2018 conference being held in Copenhagen, Denmark, this week. Mr. Dix will lead the session titled “Integrating Prometheus and InfluxDB” on May 4 from 11:55 am CEST – 12:30 pm CEST in the Auditorium 11+12 room.In the session, attendees will learn methods for a long-term store of record for their Prometheus data. Mr. Dix will describe how InfluxDB can fill this role with recent additions adding support for Prometheus standards and protocols. This talk will show how InfluxDB supports the pull and Prometheus metrics format, and will examine Prometheus’ remote/read and write interfaces and how they can be used to integrate with InfluxDB. Attendees will discover how InfluxDB’s new open source query engine allows Prometheus users to perform federated queries against any number of Prometheus and InfluxDB servers. InfluxData will unveil this new functionality this week at its Booth S-C42, demonstrating new functionality around Kubernetes, as well as providing an early view of the new functional query language IFQL. InfluxData has rapidly built its developer and customer base across industries – including manufacturing, financial services, energy, and telecommunications – by delivering the fastest growing Open Source Platform that enables customers to derive better business insights, data-driven real-time actions, and a consolidated single view of their entire infrastructure – from applications to microservices, and from systems to sensors. More than 400 customers, including Cisco Systems, Coupa Software, IBM, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Nordstrom, and Tesla, have selected InfluxData as their modern data platform for metrics and events. InfluxData is pioneering the shift to time series in a modern metrics and events platform, and is making it possible for customers to become data-driven and take on digital transformation initiatives.

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Convivio: Georges Lapassade e Piero Fumarola

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Bologna Sabato 12 maggio 2018 dalle ore 17 XM24 – Spazio Sociale Autogestito in via Fioravanti 24. Il 10 maggio sarebbe stato il compleanno di Georges Lapassade (1924-2008). Nella notte del 12 gennaio 2018 ci ha lasciato Piero Fumarola, sociologo dell’Università degli Studi di Lecce che ha accompagnato Georges in numerose ricerche sul campo. Fu proprio grazie a Piero che conobbi Georges quando giravano nelle università italiane occupate dal movimento della Pantera. Dieci anni fa organizzammo proprio all’XM24 un incontro simile che fu molto partecipato.Che eredità ci hanno lasciato? L’idea è di trovare il tempo e il piacere di incontrarsi con un gruppo di persone che possono condividere le esperienze intense vissute con Georges Lapassade e Piero Fumarola. Oltre alle numerose pubblicazioni, i viaggi e gli interventi effettuati insieme, le loro esistenze tracciano una comunità eterogenea, diffusa dal Sud al Nord Italia, che può incontrarsi, scoprire e sviluppare profonde affinità elettive. Ho un forte desiderio di riflettere insieme sulle pratiche e sul pensiero di Georges Lapassade e Piero Fumarola, dunque stiamo organizzando, con l’aiuto degli altri “bolognesi” che li hanno conosciuti, questo secondo convivio.L’incontro vedrà quindi in prevalenza convitati e non un pubblico convegnistico classicamente inteso in maniera accademica. Ho già ricevuto una ventina di adesioni, da varie parti d’Italia e anche dalla Francia. Chiunque voglia partecipare è invitato a contattarmi. Non si tratta quindi di una commemorazione, se non nel senso stretto del ricordare insieme. Naturalmente l’invito si può estendere ad altre persone che voi conoscete e che pensate possano essere interessate vivamente a partecipare. Vi prego dunque di farmi sapere al più presto. Aspetto vostre proposte, contributi teorici, adesioni, collaborazioni pratiche all’organizzazione dell’iniziativa e per l’ospitalità dei convitati che verranno da fuori BolognaDurante l’incontro verranno presentati, con la presenza degli autori:
Où passa Lapassade, 2018, 70′, Elzéard Image, Société Internationale d’Ethnographie
Film di Luc Blanchard e Rose-Marie Bouvet in collaborazione con Patrick Boumard (Università di Brest)
Psychosocianalyse d’un nœud d’interites, Sur les traces de Georges Lapassade et Pietro Fumarola
Libro scritto qualche mese fa da Remi Hess (Università Paris 8) per questa occasione di prossima pubblicazione in italiano per Sensibili alle Foglie. (Salvatore Panu)

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Spettacolo: “Le confessioni di un assassino sentimentale”

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Roma da venerdì 11 maggio al domenica 13 maggio 2018 Ore 21 (Domenica pomeridiana ore 18) TEATRO SALA UNO – Piazza di Porta San Giovanni, 10 debutta lo spettacolo: “Le confessioni di un assassino sentimentale” con Matteo Maria Dragoni (Il Killer), Chicco Sciacco (Lo Specchio),
Cristina Frioni (L’Uomo degli Incarichi), Stefano Di Giulio (L’Incarico), Virginia Menendez (La Gran Figa Francese) e con la partecipazione del Coro degli allievi dell’Accademia di Arti Drammatiche TeatroSenzaTempo di Roma: Cinzia Greco, Virginia Risso, Sara Morassut, Maria Enrica Recchia, Angela Bulzomì, Giulia Capuzzimato e Federico Fiordigigli.
Un diario, da sempre, accoglie le confessioni degli uomini che come impronte rimangono poi impresse sui suoi fogli.Ma un killer abituato a non lasciare traccia, preferisce affidare la propria confessione ad una puttana, ed è proprio da questa scena che ha inizio l’adattamento drammaturgico che Antonio Nobili e Margherita Caravello fanno del romanzo Diario di un killer sentimentale di Luis Sepulveda. Marciapiedi umidi, sigarette, clacson di tassisti nevrotici, neon e puttane non sono né un vizio né una necessità ma rappresentano una parte del rito di chi vive la notte, di chi specchia velocemente se stesso riconoscendo il proprio volto distorto in una pozza d’acqua sul marciapiede. Ed è proprio su questi marciapiedi, di notte, che si muove un killer di professione, accompagnato soltanto dal fumo della sua sigaretta. Professionale sempre, un fuori classe nell’uccidere senza lasciare tracce, spunta sul suo carnet di sangue nomi come fossero fronde che un aborigeno taglia col suo machete, agilmente, spietato come pochi, fino a quando si innamora… Per Margherita Caravello è il debutto alla regia.
Biglietti (Esclusa tessera del teatro di € 3): € 10 (Prezzo Unico) Per chi prenota entro Domenica 6 Maggio prezzo ridotto a 7 euro.

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Teatro: Al posto di Dio

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Roma Dal 9 al 13 maggio 2018 dal giovedì al sabato ore 21.00 e domenica ore 18.00 debutta al teatro L’Aura Vicolo di Pietra Papa, 64 (angolo con Via Pietro Blaserna, 37) AL POSTO DI DIO regia di Natascia Bonacci in collaborazione con gli artisti della compagnia teatrale “La Maieutica” con Beatrice Picariello, Francesco Migliorati, Joules Dossou, Laura Monaco, Martina Di Fazio, Massimiliano Zei e con la partecipazione di Helene Olivi Borghese.Siamo nel 1986, un gruppo di ragazzi dal futuro incerto decidono di tentare un colpo: una rapina in una ricca villa piena di quadri d’autore. Di chi è la villa? E quali sono le intenzioni dei rapinatori?Le storie dei personaggi si intrecciano ad uno scontro generazionale che si acuisce in un dialogo feroce tra madre e figlia.Una commedia decisamente ricca di sfaccettature: generazioni a confronto, difficoltà incontrate dalle nuove generazioni, mancato dialogo, raffreddamento dei rapporti, disagi sociali, incapacità di guidare i meno esperti nel lungo viaggio della vita.Uno spettacolo intenso ed emotivamente coinvolgente, ricco di ironia e leggerezza, profondo.In scena a raccontare quel giusto di più i fumetti di Erika Miocchi e a completare la scenografia i quadri di Francesca Micacchi.Al pubblico verrà regalato qualche momento spensierato, delle risate, ma soprattutto, come piace a noi della Maieutica e della MCR, più di uno spunto su cui riflettere.

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Pensionati? L’asso nella manica per le giovani generazioni

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I pensionati in Italia stanno vivendo un momento delicato. Gran parte di loro è attanagliata da assilli economici e il loro futuro, per quanto breve possa essere se non altro per ragioni anagrafiche, non è visto con ottimismo. Eppure possiamo ancora diventare qualcosa di più dei “scaldapanchine” ed essere portatori di un messaggio di speranza e di fiducia per un futuro migliore per i nostri figli, nipoti e pronipoti. Basta crederci. Sappiamo bene che sono tante le cose che non vanno e che ci sentiamo impotenti, nel nostro piccolo, a porvi rimedio. Ma la forza potremmo averla se riusciremo a trovare la possibilità di stare insieme, di scorgere un punto in comune, una voglia di lasciare alle generazioni future una società migliore, più egalitaria.
Il primo passo potrebbe essere quello di avviare un dialogo costruttivo con i giovani per renderli consapevoli che il passato, per poterci insegnare qualcosa, non è tutto da buttare alle ortiche. Pensiamo alla politica. Allora i vecchi di oggi erano i giovani di allora, pieni di passioni politiche e voglia di crescita e di benessere diffuso. E i frutti non sono mancati ottenendo maggiori diritti, un lavoro garantito e una previdenza e un’assistenza generalista. Poi le cose sono andate progressivamente guastandosi e ora ci troviamo in una fase acuta sul piano esistenziale. La situazione sembra sfuggirci di mano eppure la democrazia ci offre un’opportunità di riscatto anche se si è costretti a dover fare i conti con la disinformazione sempre più martellante e ossessiva sino a disorientarci. Come fare? La risposta può essere semplice e complessa al tempo stesso. Il tutto si basa sull’offerta politica e cosa ci attendiamo da essa in termini pragmatici. Significa, in altri termini, che non basta un voto per farsi ascoltare, poiché il tutto si basa sui numeri e allora che aspettiamo ad unirci e a marciare compatti? Lo slogan sta tutto qui: noi richiamiamo l’attenzione su due diritti: alla vita e al vivere. Che senso può avere se difendiamo il primo e avversiamo il secondo creando un’area di privilegio solo per pochi? (Riccardo Alfonso)

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Sudditi senza diritti

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Le recenti tornate elettorali che dal 4 marzo scorso con le politiche e le successive due regionali hanno mostrato un volto inusuale dell’elettore italiano. Tanto per cominciare il meridione d’Italia e una parte del centro hanno creduto al messaggio dei pentastellati mentre al Nord e al resto del centro il pensiero è andato altrove. Ci ritroviamo con un’Italia divisa in due? Forse ma non ne sono molto convinto. Gli elettori, se mettiamo per un momento da parte il voto regionale, non sembrano aver colto nel giusto segno il messaggio che è stato diffuso dai rispettivi leader. Vale in proposito una breve riflessione. Se analizziamo il voto espresso per sostenere il centro destra rileviamo una sostanziale perdita di voti di Forza Italia che presumibilmente sono andati a finire sia tra gli alleati del “cartello” sia ai loro oppositori. E’ questo il vero capolavoro di Berlusconi. In pochi anni milioni di elettori lo hanno abbandonato ma lui ha trovato un valido escamotage servendosi della Lega di Salvini per raccattare comunque voti a suo favore anche se sono di protesta considerato che i leghisti senza il loro padre padrone non possono vivere in altro modo. Il PD è diventato un partito “padronale” e destinato ai capricci del suo dominus. Restano i pentastellati genuinamente indirizzati a restituire al paese la sua dignità e il suo orgoglio di nazione. Se la questione è posta in questo modo avremmo dovuto attenderci un voto alla bulgara per i pentastellati ed invece… si fanno le nozze con i fichi secchi. Non possiamo credere che vi sia tanta gente credulona nel cibarsi di una propaganda di “guerra” dove tutto è lecito per infangare l’avversario e dove si crogiolano i tantissimi creduloni. Se vogliamo rispondere con pragmatismo possiamo riconoscere che i pentastellati non sono la perfezione e come tutte le persone di questo mondo hanno i loro difetti ma hanno trovato, per lo meno, un messaggio unificante: sono onesti e se sbagliano non perseverano. Vogliamo di più? Forse è possibile ma non dipende esclusivamente da loro ma da tutti coloro che sperano in una società migliore. Non dimentichiamo che anche le grandi ideologie del XX secolo hanno avuto i loro alti e bassi ma a metterci lo zampino nel bene e nel male la differenza l’ha determinata il fattore umano. (Riccardo Alfonso)

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Bonfirraro torna al Salone del libro di Torino

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 maggio 2018

Torino Lingotto Fiere dal 10 al 14 maggio 2018. In occasione del XXXI edizione del Salone del Libro, Bonfirraro ritorna al XXXI edizione del Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino. Anche quest’anno, dunque, la casa editrice a conduzione familiare – che concepisce l’idea di “casa” come luogo di formazione e fucina di piccoli talenti da coltivare – non poteva mancare l’occasione di esporre i propri “figli” alla kermesse più importante dedicata alla cultura e ai libri, che ancora una volta si avvale della prestigiosa direzione editoriale di Nicola Lagioia.
Lo spazio espositivo di Bonfirraro sarà ubicato nel secondo padiglione – stand G71: qui darà vita a un progetto visionario e innovatore, in linea con il claim che da sempre lo caratterizza “La nostra storia è il futuro verso cui ci avviamo…”.
Aderire al Salone piemontese per Bonfirraro – che per l’occasione conferma la fruttuosa collaborazione, come media partner, con il giornale online MyWhere diretto da Fabiola Cinque – è un fattore imprescindibile: per chi ha fatto dell’indipendenza una vera e propria bandiera, sulla quale erigere la propria identità imprenditoriale e culturale, quella di Torino non poteva che confermarsi una casa accogliente, che dà da sempre spazio e voce al pluralismo sul piano internazionale, volgendo lo sguardo anche alla “periferia” e alle piccole realtà editoriali senza preconcetti e pregiudizi. E se la tematica del contest internazionale è quest’anno dedicata a “Un giorno tutto questo”, Bonfirraro si introduce in questa dialettica – come quel viandante di David – con l’obiettivo di guardare lontano, osservare il futuro, di darsi e vincere sfide che soltanto all’apparenza sembrano impossibili, attuando progetti forti, basati su una conoscenza vera e approfondita del mondo editoriale, affinata durante i lunghi importanti anni, oltre trenta, di esperienza. Ma guardare lontano con la consapevolezza di non dimenticare che il proprio passato è di vitale importanza per il futuro.
Colta anche la sfida di ospitare un editore straniero al proprio interno, per la seconda volta consecutiva, Bonfirraro ha scelto la casa editrice Práh di Praga, con a capo l’editore Martin Vopenka, un notevole esponente della cultura ceca, che troverà ampio spazio presso il suddetto stand, realizzando così il continuo scambio osmotico tra le culture europee, auspicato tra le migliori intellighentiae, come in un’antica repubblica delle lettere. Non è un caso, però, che Vopenka sia uno dei protagonisti della kermesse letteraria: il suo ultimo romanzo In viaggio con Benjamin – Verso la sperdutezza, appena pubblicato in Italia dalla Bonfirraro, con il suo poetico narrare del percorso in Europa intrapreso da un padre e un figlio intenti a rielaborare un lutto insopportabile, assorbe interamente tra le sue intime corde lo slogan del Salone “Un giorno tutto questo …”.

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Telaria To Announce First Quarter 2018 Results on May 7, 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 maggio 2018

Telaria (NYSE:TLRA), a leading video monetization software company, will announce financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 on Monday May 7, 2018.The Company will host a conference call at 8:00 AM Eastern Time on that date. A press release will be available on the Company’s website prior to the call.Interested parties are invited to listen to the webcast on Telaria’s Investor Relations website at http://investor.telaria.com. The conference call can also be accessed toll-free at (877) 407-9039 or (201) 689-8470 (Toll/International).Following completion of the call, a recorded replay of the webcast will be available on Telaria’s website. To listen to the telephone replay, call toll-free (844) 512-2921 or (412) 317-6671 (Toll/International), replay Pin #: 13678445. The telephone replay will be available from 11:00 AM ET May 7, 2018 through 11:59 PM ET May 14, 2018.
Telaria (NYSE:TLRA) is the leading independent data-driven software platform built to monetize and manage premium video inventory with the greatest speed, control, and transparency, wherever and however audiences are watching.

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Gander Outdoors Prepares for Grand Opening in Greensboro, North Carolina

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 maggio 2018

Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, is open in Greensboro, North Carolina. A special grand opening event is planned for Saturday, May 5, 2018. The 66,000-square-foot store is located at 2223 Vanstory Street and will be one of five Gander Outdoors retail locations in North Carolina, operating with over 55 part-time employees and full-time staff. The grand opening will kick off at 9:00 A.M. with free pastries and coffee in the morning. Family fun includes opportunities for children to paint a lure 11 A.M. – 2 P.M. and build a duck call from 1-3 P.M. The event includes storewide savings on a huge assortment of products and fantastic giveaways with customers receiving a gift with purchase and drawings for gift cards throughout the day, while supplies last. Experts on fishing, hunting, boating and more will be available to talk with customers.Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit, bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May 2017 and is beginning to reopen many of the chain’s stores to serve customers who are passionate about hunting, fishing, marine and water sports, camping, and active and shooting sports. Gander Outdoors is owned by Camping World Holdings and will provide outdoor enthusiasts with regionally and seasonally relevant products and services that are competitively priced.“We look forward to seeing large crowds across the country as we continue the next phase of reopening Gander retail stores,” said Marcus Lemonis, Chairman of Camping World Holdings. “We are excited to continue expanding our outdoor industry footprint, while supporting economic growth across the country.”

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Rocket Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentations at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting

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Chicago. Rocket Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKT) (“Rocket”), a leading U.S.-based multi-platform gene therapy company, today announced eight oral and poster presentations at the upcoming American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 2018 Annual Meeting being held May 16 -19, 2018 in Chicago, IL.“Rocket has a robust pipeline of five innovative gene therapy programs across lentiviral vector (LVV) and adeno-associated viral vector (AAV) platforms, and we are pleased that our programs to treat Fanconi Anemia (FA), Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency-I (LAD-I), and Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKD) are featured at ASGCT,” said Gaurav Shah, Chief Executive Officer and President of Rocket. “Our most advanced program to treat FA is in a Phase 1/2 trial for which updated data will be presented during the Presidential Symposium. In children with FA, FANCA gene mutations enable chromosomal abnormalities that frequently lead to bone marrow failure, acute myeloid leukemia and death, with relatively toxic bone marrow transplant regimens as a principal therapy. We are hopeful that our FANCA-focused LVV gene therapy has the potential to enable broadly-applicable prevention of bone marrow failure, leading to safer and transformative outcomes.”
Jonathan Schwartz, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Rocket, added, “Our second most advanced program is our LVV gene therapy for Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiency-I (LAD-I), which is expected to enter the clinic early next year. We are focused on the most severe form of LAD-I in which approximately 61-75% of children do not survive past the age of 2 due to life threatening infections. Based on our research, a modest correction of the defective gene encoding for the CD18 receptor can enable survival to adulthood. Both FA and LAD-I are examples of Rocket’s focus on exploring definitive therapies for patients with clearly defined monogenic diseases by targeting the underlying genetic deficit; these are disorders where a modest number of gene-corrected stem cells can make a meaningful difference for patients otherwise facing very limited treatment options. ”

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AVX Completes Its Purchase of Kumatec

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 maggio 2018

AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX) today announced that its subsidiary, AVX Interconnect Europe GmbH (“AVX Interconnect”), a limited liability company under German law, has completed the share purchase of the previously announced acquisition of KUMATEC Sondermaschinenbau & Kunststoffverarbeitung GmbH (“Kumatec”), a limited liability company under German law, for a consideration of approximately EUR $12.5 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.
The purchase includes Kumatec’s 50% interest in KUMATEC Hydrogen GmbH Co. KG, a limited liability partnership under German law, which was recently spun out of Kumatec. The purpose of the partnership is the development, marketing and supply of hydrogen fuel generation and delivery solutions and other related services. After closing, the partnership will be renamed AVX/KUMATEC Hydrogen GmbH Co. KG.John Sarvis, President and Chief Executive Officer of AVX Corporation, stated, “The addition of Kumatec, including the joint venture in the hydrogen business, expands our manufacturing capabilities and provides us new business opportunities.” AVX is a leading worldwide manufacturer, supplier, and reseller of a broad line of electronic components and interconnect, sensing and control devices and related products. AVX’s components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide. AVX is headquartered in Fountain Inn, SC. AVX can be found on the Internet at http://www.avx.com.

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The Medicines Company Presents New Data at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions

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The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) presented important new data and analyses from the ORION development program for inclisiran at the National Lipid Association (NLA) 2018 Scientific Sessions held in Las Vegas, NV. Multiple studies in the ORION development program demonstrate that the proposed dosing regimen is likely to be the same for a wide range of dyslipidemia patient populations, including those hard-to-treat patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) and other sub-groups.Dr. David Kallend, MBBS, Chief Medical Officer of The Medicines Company, presented a range of new data and analysis during a Late Breaker session titled “The Efficacy and Safety of Inclisiran, An RNAi Therapeutic Targeting PCSK9, in Different Patient Populations”, demonstrating that the inclisiran dosing regimen (300 mg injection administered on Day-1, Day-90 and then every six months thereafter) achieved substantial PCSK9 and low-density lipoproteins cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering in patients with HoFH and primary dyslipidemia, as well as in various sub-groups, such as patients with renal impairment and diabetes. The data showed that inclisiran lowered LDL-C by more than 50% across a wide range of dyslipidemia patient populations and sub-groups, and by up to 44% in HoFH patients.Commenting on the data, Principal Investigator for the ORION-1 and ORION-11 trials, Professor Kausik Ray, Professor of Public Health, Imperial College London, United Kingdom, and honorary consultant cardiologist, Imperial College NHS Trust, said, “The data demonstrate, yet again, inclisiran’s emerging, best-in-class therapeutic profile, as well as its potential to address the unmet needs of millions of at-risk, often non-adherent, patients worldwide who continue to struggle with high cholesterol given the limitations of available therapies.”
John J.P. Kastelein, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, and Chairman of the ORION-1 and ORION-9, ORION-10 and ORION-11 Steering Committees, said, “New therapies are needed to treat HoFH who are refractory or intolerant to current approaches for the management of their LDL-C levels. The simplicity and convenience of a one-size-fits-all dosing regimen, without the necessity of dose adjustment, is a highly-attractive therapeutic option for health care professionals, and could make a significant difference in busy clinical practice.”Dr. Kallend added, “The data presented confirm the consistent efficacy of inclisiran’s dosing regimen across all patient populations and sub-groups, with no safety concerns observed in any patient population.”

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