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Archive for 28 agosto 2018

The Children of the Great War

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Venezia Venerdì 31 Agosto 2018 «L’unica storia al mondo della Grande Guerra raccontata dagli ultimi superstiti e ripresi in un documentario dal regista Alessandro Bettero: i bambini di allora» nella 75° mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica.
Centenari e ultracentenari, e i figli dei soldati. Sono gli ultimi testimoni della Prima Guerra mondiale combattuta sul fronte italiano. Vissero la guerra in casa, dall’Isonzo all’Adige quando l’Italia Nord orientale era contemporaneamente un campo di battaglia e un territorio abitato. Famiglie intere, spesso imparentate tra loro, si ritrovarono involontariamente nemiche su fronti opposti. Da una parte: italiani, francesi, inglesi, americani e cecoslovacchi. Dall’altra: austriaci, tedeschi e ungheresi. Questa è l’unica storia al mondo della Grande Guerra raccontata dagli ultimi superstiti: i bambini di allora.
La guerra rappresentò per questi bambini l’opportunità di assaggiare la marmellata degli inglesi, di procurare le lumache ai francesi, di veder volare il dirigibile Zeppelin, di conoscere D’Annunzio ed Hemingway, di assistere alla violenza e alle atrocità della guerra, di sopravvivere alla terribile influenza “spagnola”. Ma anche di sperimentare la fame e la sofferenza, la rabbia e la morte, la speranza e il riscatto e, finalmente, la pace. Un’epopea in cui spicca l’eroismo delle donne. Nell’anno del centenario della fine della Prima Guerra Mondiale, sono questi bambini a raccontare senza mediazioni narrative, senza voice-over, quel capitolo decisivo della nostra storia, qui suddiviso in “cinque atti”: la vita prima della guerra, la guerra in casa e i padri al fronte, Caporetto e la ritirata, la vittoria, le speranze tradite.
Il documentario è arricchito da filmati e foto d’epoca ritrovati negli archivi di tutto il mondo, da re-enactment storico, e con la voce originale del discorso della vittoria del generale Diaz.Frutto di un lavoro capillare e certosino durato alcuni anni, questo film è la testimonianza irripetibile e introvabile di un pezzo di storia che ora appartiene alla memoria collettiva dell’Italia, ma anche dell’Europa e del mondo. Durante e dopo le registrazioni delle loro testimonianze, i “Bambini” sono quasi tutti scomparsi. Dei loro drammi, della loro vita, delle loro memorie è rimasto questo film. La loro ultima e consapevole eredità, preziosa per noi e per chi verrà dopo di noi. Una sessantina di storie personali e familiari che nessun libro ha mai raccontato, e mai potrà raccontare. Un monito per noi e per le generazioni future. Un messaggio, senza tempo, di pace e di tolleranza. Lingue: Italiano, Inglese (sottotitoli)

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Autostrade: pubblicata convenzione

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La società Autostrade per l’Italia ha pubblicato on line il testo della convezione in essere con il ministero delle Infrastrutture e trasporti, con tutti gli allegati. L’operazione trasparenza! Tutte le convenzioni andrebbero pubblicate. Quanto al merito, con la pubblicazione della Convenzione e dell’allegato E si conferma, qualora ce ne fosse bisogno, che la formula adottata per l’adeguamento delle tariffe va rivista al più presto, essendo decisamente troppo generosa” afferma Massimiliano Dona, presidente dell’Unione Nazionale Consumatori.”Non solo viene consentita la remunerazione degli investimenti, cosa ovviamente giusta, ma nella formula tariffaria si conteggia anche il tasso di inflazione programmato” prosegue Dona. “Insomma, per lo Stato i gestori delle autostrade hanno diritto per legge alla rivalutazione della tariffa in base all’inflazione, ma non i dipendenti ed i pensionati, che devono attendere sentenze della Consulta per veder riconosciuto, peraltro molto parzialmente, quanto hanno perso in termini di adeguamento al costo della vita in questi anni di crisi” conclude Dona.

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Bruxelles: riunione commissioni

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Bruxelles dal 29 agosto (Mercoledì). Crowdfunding. La Commissione per i problemi economici e monetari discuterà l’introduzione di un quadro UE per i fornitori di servizi di crowdfunding per consentire alle piattaforme di offrire i propri servizi in tutta l’Europa e di sbloccare finanziamenti per le imprese in fase iniziale. Questa proposta fa parte di un piano d’azione per modernizzare i servizi finanziari utilizzando le moderne tecnologie.
Pagamenti transfrontalieri. I deputati della Commissione per i problemi economici e monetari discuteranno una nuova normativa che mira a garantire che le spese per i pagamenti transfrontalieri effettuati in euro all’interno dell’UE siano allineate alle tariffe per i pagamenti nazionali effettuati nella valuta ufficiale di uno Stato membro. Allo stato attuale, le spese per i pagamenti transfrontalieri in euro dagli Stati membri dell’area non appartenente alla zona euro sono molto più alte che tra i paesi della zona euro.
Fondo di solidarietà. La Commissione per i bilanci voterà la mobilitazione di 34 milioni di euro dal Fondo di solidarietà dell’UE per la Grecia, la Polonia, la Lituania e la Bulgaria, nel 2017 colpite da calamità naturali. Questi fondi possono essere utilizzati per sostenere gli sforzi di ricostruzione e coprire parte dei costi per i servizi di emergenza, gli alloggi temporanei, le operazioni di pulizia e la protezione del patrimonio culturale. (Mercoledì)
Ex Repubblica jugoslava di Macedonia / Bosnia-Erzegovina. Gli eurodeputati della Commissione per gli affari esteri incontreranno Nikola Dimitrov, ministro degli esteri dell’ex Repubblica jugoslava di Macedonia, prima di discutere la relazione della Commissione del 2018 sul paese. Successivamente, i deputati esamineranno la relazione del 2018 sulla Bosnia-Erzegovina e i progressi compiuti dal paese. (Mercoledì)
Liberalizzazione dei visti / Kosovo 30 agosto (giovedì). I membri della Commissione per le libertà civili voteranno se avviare o meno i negoziati con i ministri dell’UE e la Commissione su una norma che conceda l’accesso senza visto nell’Unione europea per i cittadini del Kosovo per 90 giorni in un periodo di 180 giorni, a condizione di possedere un passaporto biometrico.
Commissione Tax per i reati finanziari / Lettonia. Una delegazione della Commissione speciale per i reati finanziari, l’evasione e l’elusione fiscale (TAX3) si recherà in Lettonia per discutere con i responsabili politici e degli esperti delle circostanze della liquidazione volontaria della ABLV Bank, quella che è stata la terza più grande banca della Lettonia. I deputati visiteranno anche il porto franco di Riga e terranno riunioni con rappresentanti della società civile per ottenere una migliore comprensione delle politiche finanziarie e doganali lettoni. (Giovedì e venerdì)

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Toninelli: autostrade Italia risultano le più care d’Europa

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Per il ministro delle infrastrutture e trasporti Danilo Toninelli, in audizione in Parlamento sul sistema tariffario e la redditività per i concessionari, le nostre autostrade risultano essere le più care d’Europa.”Il ministro conferma quanto andiamo sostenendo da anni. Le tariffe autostradali, che con la privatizzazione ci dicevano che sarebbero scese e avrebbero fatto risparmiare gli automobilisti, sono aumentate sempre più dell’inflazione. Un fallimento totale, sia perché il mercato non può funzionare quando si tratta di monopoli ed il consumatore non ha possibilità di scelta, sia perché non è possibile garantire un utile per legge, inserendo nella formula tariffaria il recupero del tasso di inflazione programmato” afferma Massimiliano Dona, presidente dell’Unione Nazionale Consumatori. “Chiediamo al ministro di ricontrollare tutti gli aumenti dei pedaggi registrati dal 1999, anno della presunta liberalizzazione, ad oggi, per verificare se erano realmente dovuti oppure no, in relazione agli effettivi investimenti realizzati” conclude Dona.

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Spesa sanitaria e problematiche regionali

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Pende sempre sulle regioni il rischio del taglio alla spesa sanitaria. Le regioni, è bene saperlo, potrebbero persino aumentare, nonostante i tagli governativi, la spesa sanitaria se avviassero una seria politica di razionalizzazione dei costi abbattendo gli sprechi che sino ad oggi annualmente ammontano ad oltre dieci miliardi di euro complessivi per anno. La verità è che se facessero sul serio verrebbero a mancare i vistosi guadagni e le aree di privilegio oggi esistenti in ambienti ben noti, a partire dalle gare di appalto per la fornitura di apparecchiature e medicinali ai nosocomi e alle cliniche private che prosperano in molti casi proprio per via delle disfunzioni della sanità pubblica. A questo punto appare evidente che sarebbe necessario rivedere tutta la filiera assistenziale a partire dal medico di base.
Dobbiamo anche essere consapevoli che le inefficienze denunciate sulla sanità pubblica sono in massima parte pretestuose come le liste di attesa per una visita specialistica o un esame strumentale. Basterebbe operare su due versanti. Quello della verifica obiettiva della prestazione richiesta dal paziente e delle priorità rispetto al suo stato di salute.
In un progetto della Fidest si paventò anche la possibilità di operare prestazioni “fuori orario” e presso i nosocomi privati previo pagamento di un ticket d’urgenza che per i titolari di bassi redditi potrebbe limitarsi a un costo simbolico mentre per gli altri al 30% del suo valore commerciale.
Vi sono, insomma varie possibilità per far funzionare a dovere la macchina della sanità pubblica se non vi andasse di traverso quel sistema perverso che trasforma il tutto in una mera logica di profitto.
Non dimentichiamo che la salute è e resta un bene primario e tutti dovrebbero accedervi e avere lo stesso trattamento.
Non dimentichiamo che il 3,5% della popolazione mondiale soffre di malattie di cuore e con punte, alcune regioni ancora più alte.
Non dimentichiamo che 10 bambini su 100mila in Italia sono colpiti da una forma giovanile di diabete anche di tipo uno e che la povertà nel mondo fa milioni di vittime e si muore ancora in tanti per un’assistenza sanitaria volutamente carente. (Servizio Fidest)

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Le mutazioni del nostro tempo stanno nel modo come lo abbiamo velocizzato

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La spiegazione va ricercata in una sola maniera. Essa è legata al modo come abbiamo inteso velocizzare il fattore tempo. Una circostanza che costituisce l’elemento più “esplosivo” dell’intera trama umana tessuta sin dalle sue origini. Abbiamo incominciato a “correre” e con un’accelerazione impressionante. Ancora oggi non riusciamo a fermarci o a dare al nostro incedere un moto meno frenetico. Sembra un’osservazione come tante altre, ma non è esatto. E’ diventata, a tutti gli effetti, la storia della nostra contemporaneità. Noi stiamo marciando a un ritmo inusuale.
Il giornale ci porta le notizie del giorno prima, ma la televisione lo fa con una differenza di solo qualche ora. Gli stessi rapporti privati e pubblici assumono una dimensione diversa. Se si spedisce una lettera essa, di norma, per coprire una distanza, diciamo di 700/1000 Km., ci impiega tre o quattro giorni tra il momento in cui la impostiamo e quello della consegna tramite il portalettere. Eppure possiamo fare di meglio. Basta inviare una E-mail o un fax. Il messaggio arriva praticamente in tempo reale, ovvero al momento della trasmissione.
E’ questa la differenza che intendiamo rilevare quando diciamo che il mondo si velocizza e che proprio questa circostanza rappresenta la vera rivoluzione dei nostri tempi. Comprenderla, per viverci, fa la diversità, e ancor più il saperne essere conseguenti in ogni evenienza.
Sono i grandi mutamenti che vivono intorno a noi e vi penetrano. E’ importante capire, a questo punto, il perché il nostro sistema non riesce a conformarsi in tempi altrettanto brevi.
D’altra parte, come abbiamo avuto modo di rilevare, i segni sono evidenti. Li registriamo un po’ ovunque, nel lavoro e nei rapporti con i familiari, con gli amici o i conoscenti.
Il tutto diventa una continua rincorsa. Una volta che crediamo di aver raggiunto una meta ci accorgiamo che i paletti, posti per segnare il punto d’arrivo, sono stati spostati più avanti.
A questo punto come possiamo spiegare i tempi lungi imposti dalle leggi, dall’istruzione scolastica, dalla giustizia, dalle procedure amministrative?
E’ possibile capire, a questo punto, le regole che ancora c’impongono taluni sistemi paese? Pensiamo al pensionato. L’età che è posta, come limite estremo, per considerarlo attivo nel lavoro o non più idoneo sembra ignorare che nel giro degli ultimi 80/90 anni la vita media è raddoppiata. Ha senso tutto questo? Non solo. Sappiamo anche che esiste un’età biologica che non tiene conto di quell’anagrafica poiché si può diventare vecchi, a 50 anni, e restare “giovani” a 70. Tutte queste cose servono per farci capire che nulla è definitivo, che tutto è in movimento, che la società deve cambiare ritmo perché il procedere è mutato. In questo senso si presentano le due storie parallele del terzo tomo: Vulnus e la terra dei padri. Nell’una tocchiamo e superiamo il terzo millennio e nel secondo ci portiamo alle spalle il lento e cadenzato procedere delle stagioni.Vulnus ci fa voltare pagina, ci conduce per mano verso la nuova frontiera. Nella “Terra dei padri” resta il ricordo, vago e indistinto, forse un po’ nostalgico, del lento procedere dell’uomo, dalla sua creazione al suo divenire. E’ ora giunto al capolinea. Per raggiungere la nuova meta l’umanità deve cambiare mezzo. Il farlo non è più una questione di gusti, ma una necessità imposta dagli eventi. (Riccardo Alfonso)

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Sono-Tek Announces Results of 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

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Sono-Tek Corporation (OTCQX:SOTK), the leading developer and manufacturer of ultrasonic coating systems, announced that shareholders voted in favor of the two proposals presented at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held today:
The re-election of Eric Haskell, CPA, Dr. Donald Mowbray, and Samuel Schwartz, each to hold office for a two-year term.
The ratification of Liggett & Webb, P.A., as the Company’s auditors for fiscal year 2019 which ends February 28, 2019.
At the meeting, Company management provided an overview of Sono-Tek and the opportunities presented by market for its technology and application know-how, particularly highlighting the potential in the fuel cell market. Sono-Tek’s ultrasonic coating solution provides a more uniform and porous coating of the platinum catalyst for fuel cells that enables greater power efficiency, reduces waste of expensive materials and provides production level efficiencies for the fuel cell industry as it gains momentum. The business review presentation is available on the Company’s website at http://www.sono-tek.com/about-us/investors/events-presentations.
Stephen Harshbarger, President and Director of the Company noted, “These are very exciting times for the Company. We are broadening our addressable market by demonstrating advanced application expertise with the goal of making our customers successful.” He concluded, “Lab activity and proposals are at record levels and our conversion rate to sales is a very high percentage. Importantly, our implementation of lean practices and the automation and digitization of our production processes has measurably improved our ability to generate cash. We are very excited at Sono-Tek about the opportunities in front of us and the potential we have to measurably grow.”

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SAIC Awarded Position on U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command Contract

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The U.S. Navy awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to deliver a broad range of training system products and services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division.The multiple-award contract has a five-year base ordering period and three option ordering periods spanning four years. The contract is potentially worth approximately $980 million total for all awardees. SAIC is one of 22 awardees and work will be performed primarily in Orlando, Florida.“This new award expands our presence in Orlando and focuses on training systems that improve readiness for our sailors,” said Jim Scanlon, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Defense Systems Customer Group. “We are excited to potentially deliver new training systems, modifications, and upgrades to our troops.” Under this contract, SAIC will deliver analysis, design, development, integration, delivery, modification, modeling & simulation, and trainer support primarily to Naval Air Systems Command. Work is also open to other Navy commands, the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, the U.S. Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Army. “We’ve supported Navy training missions for decades,” said Josh Jackson, SAIC senior vice president and general manager of the Engineering Integration and Mission Solutions Segment. “We look forward to applying our passion for integrating technology to create immersive training solutions that enable mission readiness.”

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Versum Materials to Present at Credit Suisse 31st Annual Basic Materials Conference

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Versum Materials, Inc. (NYSE: VSM), a leading global specialty materials supplier to the semiconductor industry, today announced that George Bitto, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse 31st Annual Basic Materials Conference in New York City on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:20 PM Eastern time.
The presentation will be webcast live and will be available for a limited time in the Investor Relations section of the company’s website at investors.versummaterials.com.
Versum Materials, Inc. (NYSE: VSM) is a leading global specialty materials company providing high-purity chemicals and gases, delivery systems, services and materials expertise to meet the evolving needs of the global semiconductor and display industries. Derived from the Latin word for “toward,” the name “Versum” communicates the company’s deep commitment to helping customers move toward the future by collaborating, innovating and creating cutting-edge solutions.
A global leader in technology, quality, safety and reliability, Versum Materials is one of the world’s leading suppliers of next-generation CMP slurries, ultra-thin dielectric and metal film precursors, formulated cleans and etching products, and delivery equipment that has revolutionized the semiconductor industry. Versum Materials reported fiscal year 2017 annual sales of about US $1.1 billion, has approximately 2,200 employees and operates 12 major facilities in Asia and North America. It is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Versum Materials had operated for more than three decades as a division of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD). For additional information, please visit http://www.versummaterials.com.

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PerkinElmer to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference

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PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced that the Company will present at the 16th annual Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 11:40 a.m. ET at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City.Robert F. Friel, PerkinElmer’s chairman and chief executive officer, will provide an overview of the Company and its strategic priorities.A live audio webcast of the presentation will also be available on the Investors section of the Company’s website at http://www.perkinelmer.com. A replay of the presentation will be posted on the PerkinElmer website after the event and will be available for two weeks following.
PerkinElmer, Inc. is a global leader focused on innovating for a healthier world. The Company reported revenue of approximately $2.3 billion in 2017, has about 11,000 employees serving customers in more than 150 countries, and is a component of the S&P 500 Index. Additional information is available through 1-877-PKI-NYSE, or at http://www.perkinelmer.com.

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A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Maxseguros EPM Ltd.

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A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Maxseguros EPM Ltd. (Maxseguros) (Bermuda). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.The ratings reflect Maxseguros’ balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorizes as strongest, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management.The ratings also reflect Maxseguros’ strong risk-adjusted capitalization, supported by a comprehensive and adequate reinsurance program coupled with conservative balance sheet strategies, as conservative investment policy and limited premium risk exposure. Additionally, the ratings recognize the support of its parent, Empresas Publicas de Medellin E.S.P. (EPM), owned by the Colombian municipality of Medellin. EPM is the largest power generation and multi-utility company in Colombia. Maxseguros is a single-parent captive insurer wholly owned by EPM, which provides reinsurance to the EPM group, covering property damage and business interruption, commercial crime, directors and officers and construction liability exposures.
These positive rating factors are offset partially by Maxseguros’ limited business and market scope, which is somewhat mitigated by the company’s stable results, favorable geographic spread of risk and the history of Maxseguros’ growing surplus position, as well as the support of its ultimate parent, EPM. Additionally, while Maxseguros depends on reinsurance, EPM’s senior management is involved intimately in the captive’s operations.The stable outlooks are derived from Maxseguros’ ability to sustain a strong level of operating performance due to its demonstrated risk management expertise and conservative underwriting criteria. This held true in 2016 and 2017, when the company presented net claims while producing constant positive bottom line results. A.M. Best has a favorable view of Maxseguros’ overall profile within the ultimate parent’s structure and recognizes the benefits inured from this. Particular attention is paid to EPM senior management’s active involvement. Positive rating triggers could include sustained positive operating results and improved risk-adjusted capitalization. Negative rating impact could occur if underwriting performance declines or demonstrates volatility that negatively impacts earnings and capitalization over time. Negative rating impact also could occur if there is a material shift in risk profile that potentially could undermine the stability and profitability of the company, or if financial issues arise and place pressure on the ratings or the parent’s credit profile.

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Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program

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Sallie Mae, the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company, today announced it will renew and expand its Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program, offering seven $25,000 scholarships to deserving high school juniors and seniors this fall. Sallie Mae’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program recognizes students who have excelled both inside and outside of the classroom, but whose financial circumstances or other obstacles in life may not allow them to pursue a college education. High school counselors and community leaders can nominate students now through Sept. Over the past two years, Sallie Mae has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students through the Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program. The company previously offered five scholarships per year but is expanding to seven scholarships to honor the legacy of former executive, and architect of the Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program, Charlie Rocha.
Last year’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program recipients, nominated by school counselors or leaders of their local community were: Kate Griffith of Ebensburg, Pennsylavnia, who is attending Point Park University; Damian Lee of Lake City, South Carolina, who is attending Northeastern University; Kylie Rapp of Frankfort, Indiana, who plans to study elementary education in 2019; Jobany Quiterio of Taylorsville, Utah who is attending the University of Utah; and Peter Za of Portland, Oregon, who is attending Babson College. Recipients shared their stories with Sallie Mae through mini documentaries, available at SallieMae.com/BridgingTheDream.
To nominate a deserving high school junior or senior, or for more information, visit SallieMae.com/BridgingTheDream. Nominations will be accepted until Sept. 27 at 12:00 p.m. EDT. See official rules. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Join the conversation by using #BridgingTheDream.To learn more about saving, planning, and paying for college, including Sallie Mae’s free Scholarship Search tool, visit SallieMae.com.
Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM) is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, free scholarship search tools, free college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at SallieMae.com. Commonly known as Sallie Mae, SLM Corporation and its subsidiaries are not sponsored by or agencies of the United States of America.

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The “Travel Vaccines: A US and European Perspective”

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The report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. As the cost of travel has decreased, more and more people are choosing to travel abroad for business and leisure. As a result, they can be exposed to pathogens non-endemic to their countries of origin. Ensuring that patients are vaccinated to reduce the risk of infection while travelling is an important tenet of practicing travel medicine.This report covers the management of travel vaccinations in the US and Europe, focusing on travel habits of residents to high-risk areas, current and future travel vaccines, and research and development strategies. This report combines key opinion leader insight with in-house analyst expertise and research to provide an insight-rich look at vaccination in US and European travelers.

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Barclays Named To Fortune Magazine’s Change the World List For the First Time

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Barclays has been named on Fortune Magazine’s 2018 Change the World List. The list recognizes companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategy. Barclays is one of only four banks on the list and appears for the first time this year.“I couldn’t be prouder of Barclays’ inclusion in this year’s Change the World list, and of the recognition of the success of our programmes,” commented Stephen Doherty, Group Head of Corporate Relations at Barclays. “Citizenship is part of the way we do business at Barclays – by helping our clients, customers and communities make a positive social impact.” Barclays, which operates in more than 40 countries, is dedicated to helping individuals find work through global initiatives such as Barclays LifeSkills and Barclays’ Connect with Work. Barclays also helps entrepreneurs to scale up and grow through its global initiatives such as Unreasonable Impact. These initiatives demonstrate the innovative approach Barclays takes to making a difference in the ongoing evolution of work.Barclays’ largely web- and app-based LifeSkills program helps people develop basic skills such as listening, problem solving, and interview techniques. Connect with Work, launched in 2016, goes a step further by matching job candidates with motivation but little or no experience to employers who will take a chance on them. The two programs have been very successful; more than 2.1 million people used either LifeSkills or Connect with Work in 2017. In the Asia Pacific region, Connect with Work helped secure jobs for more than 60,000 young engineers and recent university graduates. Unreasonable Impact supports high-growth entrepreneurs who are tackling some of the world’s most pressing societal challenges and creating the jobs of the future.

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KeepTruckin Expands Shifting Gears Buyout Program to Include Smart Dashcam

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 agosto 2018

KeepTruckin, the rated electronic logs and fleet management platform, today announced that new customers participating in its Shifting Gears buyout program will be offered free KeepTruckin Smart Dashcams for a year. Inspired by successful deployments by early adopters, the addition of the Smart Dashcam offers fleets of all sizes an affordable plug-and-play solution to improve safety, reduce risk, and streamline operations. Working together to form an integrated platform, the KeepTruckin Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and Smart Dashcam offer a tamper-proof solution that provides real-time visibility into events as they unfolded from the driver’s perspective. By expanding its buyout program to include the Smart Dashcam, KeepTruckin has removed previous financial barriers for small- to medium-sized fleets looking to deploy a modern fleet management system that integrates hours of service compliance and video intelligence in one package. Participating in the KeepTruckin Shifting Gears program helps fleets cover the cost of switching to KeepTruckin solutions and addresses the needs of many fleets and drivers who can’t change ELD providers without the risk of high fees. “We firmly believe that integrated dash cams are the way forward to making roads safer,” said Shoaib Makani, CEO and co-founder, KeepTruckin. “The addition of our Smart Dashcam to the buyout program will make video intelligence more accessible to fleets and is the first step in seeing safety technologies as standard equipment across the trucking industry.”Despite passenger vehicles being at fault in 85% of truck-passenger accidents, commercial drivers are more likely to be blamed when cases are litigated. Having undoctored recordings of critical events, such as hard braking, hard acceleration, or hard corners, provides fleet managers with transparency into events as they unfolded. Unlike other standalone, road-facing dash cams that are connected to vehicles and used by multiple drivers, videos recorded by the Smart Dashcam are automatically associated to a driver based on ELD data. By integrating hours of service with video monitoring, fleet managers are provided the context to clearly understand exactly what took place.To learn more about the Shifting Gears buyout program visit the KeepTruckin blog. Ready to get your offer? More information about our Shifting Gears buyout program that helps fleets easily switch to KeepTruckin can be found here. Additional details about the KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam can be found on the KeepTruckin blog and Smart Dashcam product page.

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ERI Co-Founder Kevin Dillon to Present at China International E-Waste Conference

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Kevin Dillon, Co-Founder, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sales Officer of ERI, the largest fully integrated electronics and IT asset disposition (ITAD) provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States, has been invited to deliver a keynote presentation at the sixth annual China International E-Waste conference in Shanghai next month.
Dillon will share his presentation, “The Changing Global Landscape of E-Scrap and ITAD: A View form the USA,” to the international gathering of electronics and electronic waste industry leaders and experts on September 7th. During the presentation, he will essentially provide a “state of the industry” analysis of the current e-waste landscape, including the crucial need for data security and destruction.Now in its sixth year, the China International E-Waste Conference provides attendees with the latest intelligence and best practices on the e-waste landscape. With the continuous development of new and improved consumer electronics, the whole world is facing serious problems caused by the flow of e-waste produced every day. China is the largest supplier of consumer electronics in the world, and is a natural location for this summit-style event, which gathers all the key players in the supply chain to discuss the latest developments and share research and progress in e-waste management.Joining Dillon as presenters at the event will be representatives from the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection, other Chinese government agencies, the United Nations, the Basel Convention, University of China, Tsinghua University, TCL Corporation, Philips, Lenovo, Greenpeace and many others.“It is an honor to be invited to participate at the China International E-Waste conference in Shanghai in front of an audience of industry and science representatives from all over the world who want to do the right thing,” said Dillon. “The event is vitally important because it gives international thought leaders the opportunity to share what they know. There’s no greater time to forge international relationships than now. The world is getting smaller and flatter than ever and business leaders need to reach out across continents and communicate if we are to problem-solve and work together to create environmental and data destruction solutions that will benefit our entire planet.” Dillon added that ERI is currently developing relationships with organizations and individuals in the recycling industry in Asia and welcomes this trip to China as an opportunity to meet with prospective collaborators.Parties interested in meeting with ERI on this subject are encouraged to contact sales@eridirect.com or +1-800-ERI-DIRECT, where ERI’s team is standing by, available to help with electronics recycling, ITAD, and sustainability needs on a global level.

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iQ Academy California-Los Angeles Begins 2018-19 School Year

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Los Angeles-area students enrolled at iQ Academy California-Los Angeles (iQLA), an online public charter school authorized by the Rowland Unified School District, begin the 2018-19 school year on August 28, simply by turning on their computers. Operating since 2010, iQLA is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.iQLA is public school at home, providing families and students an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Students enroll in online school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment and the ability to balance their education with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. Combining innovative technology with a rigorous and engaging curriculum led by state-credentialed teachers, iQLA offers each student a personalized learning experience.iQLA’s personalized learning approach lets students learn in the ways that are right for them, helping students become independent, self-motivated learners. iQLA’s dedicated teachers guide students through individualized learning plans focused on student’s unique learning needs, goals and interests. Understanding that students need support in many ways to be successful, iQLA also provides a weekly social-emotional educational program which teaches value-based learning.
Students in all grade levels take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as world languages, art and music. A wide selection of academic and career-focused electives is also available for high school students, who also have access to college placement advice and job and career counseling. In addition, qualified students can earn college credits in select courses through concurrent enrollment, which is available in partnership with local colleges.iQLA’s California-credentialed teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes, and interact with students and families via phone, email, web-based classrooms and online discussions, building close partnerships with parents and students to support academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment while connecting with classmates and teachers from across the region.Throughout the school year, iQLA builds a sense of community through in-person field trips, social outings and service learning opportunities. iQLA also celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring, and virtual clubs and student organizations allow students to further explore their interests in the online setting. iQLA is currently accepting enrollments for the fall. Interested families are encouraged to attend online and in-person information sessions hosted by the school. To learn more, visit losangeles.iqacademy.com or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.

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Keysight Technologies Certified by Great Place to Work

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Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the company is now certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Keysight earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys completed in June.Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of Great Place to Work Certification & List Production, stated “According to our study, 89 percent of Keysight Technologies employees indicated that it is a great workplace.” “We know anecdotally, that employees recognize Keysight as a great place to work, but it’s wonderful to see the results of this survey to confirm it,” said Ingrid Estrada, chief people and administrative officer at Keysight Technologies. “We were very pleased at the high level of employee participation in the survey, and the results provided us with valuable insight into areas of strength and improvement within Keysight.” Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

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Cresce l’export siciliano

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 agosto 2018

Nel 2017 l’export della Sicilia ha tolto il freno a mano ed è tornato a crescere: +30,4% rispetto all’anno precedente, superati i 9 miliardi di beni esportati. Crescono sia i settori tradizionali del Made in Sicily (+5,7% per alimentari e bevande, +3,1% per i prodotti agricoli) sia quelli tecnologici (+37,5% per gli apparecchi elettronici, +34,6% per i prodotti chimici)
La Sicilia si affaccia con sempre più coraggio sui mercati esteri: SACE SIMEST, Polo dell’export e dell’internazionalizzazione del Gruppo CDP, ha servito nel solo 2017 oltre 400 aziende siciliane, mobilitando 93 milioni di euro a sostegno della crescita internazionale delle eccellenze regionali, L’effetto Trump sui mercati internazionali, il possibile rischio di guerre commerciali, la recente crisi turca e l’aumento di episodi di violenza politica. Su quali Paesi e settori possono puntare le aziende siciliane per cogliere le opportunità offerte dai mercati internazionali? “Keep Calm & Made in Italy”, l’ultimo Rapporto Export a cura del Polo SACE SIMEST delinea, nonostante la presenza di diverse complessità, un quadro positivo per l’export italiano e delle sue regioni. Dopo anni di difficoltà, l’export siciliano ha segnato una inversione di rotta, mettendo a segno un +30,4% rispetto al 2016 e superando i 9 miliardi di euro di beni venduti all’estero nel corso del 2017. La Sicilia, oggi al secondo posto tra le regioni esportatrici del Mezzogiorno, ha dimostrato infatti un buon dinamismo in termini esportativi, grazie alle aziende regionali che si affacciano sui mercati globali. Tra queste, nel solo 2017 più di 400 imprese siciliane hanno usufruito dei prodotti assicurativi e finanziari messi a disposizione da SACE SIMEST. Il Polo dell’export e dell’internazionalizzazione del Gruppo CDP, che lo scorso anno ha mobilitato oltre 93 milioni di euro a sostegno dell’export regionale, è presente in Sicilia con il proprio ufficio di Palermo, situato in via Principe di Belmonte 103/c, che agisce da unico punto di contatto con gli esperti di CDP e di SACE SIMEST per offrire approfondimenti su temi come l’accesso al credito, i prodotti assicurativi e finanziari, la gestione online dei finanziamenti e le nuove iniziative del Gruppo nella regione. Se continuerà su questa strada, l’export regionale ha tutte le carte in regola per confermare la buona performance del 2017 anche nei prossimi anni, penetrando stabilmente nei mercati a più alto potenziale per il Made in Sicily, sia emergenti che avanzati.

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SAIC Selects CyrusOne as Preferred Data Center Provider in Virginia

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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) announced today that it will relocate one of its two data centers to a CyrusOne data center in Northern Virginia by the first half of 2019. CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) is a premier global data center real estate investment trust.
This new data center location opens the door for future data center or infrastructure consolidations that may provide facility cost savings to SAIC. Additionally, this move further supports the company’s goal to have its primary and secondary disaster recovery data centers be greater than 150 miles apart. “During the past seven years, CyrusOne and SAIC have developed a strong relationship that will continue to grow with our new long-term lease agreement,” said SAIC Chief Information Officer Bob Fecteau. “By widening the geographical distance between our data centers, we are improving business continuity and reducing risk.”“We are elated to utilize our knowledge of the federal contract landscape to provide SAIC and other members of the integrator community with data centers that meet the unique needs of the contracting landscape, such as FISMA high-compliance requirements,” said John Gould, executive vice president, global sales, CyrusOne. “While we provide the space, power and cooling required by our integrator partners, SAIC provides all the integration services required to meet agency needs. This unique model positions CyrusOne to support future, federal data center consolidation efforts for the entire integrator community.” SAIC developed a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture and completed the deployment of an active-active configuration across its data centers using VMware’s automated Deployment Tool Kit (DTK). This initial internal capability is directly applicable to customers looking to deploy SDDCs within their current and future data centers.“SAIC developed this SDDC for ourselves and our customers. Working together, we developed an architecture that helps us consolidate and streamline our data centers, resulting in cost savings over time while also demonstrating to customers our unique SDDC solution,” stated Fecteau.

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