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Archive for 15 luglio 2019

Alain Caron and Pasquale Grasso in concert

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

Toronto Thursday July 18, 2019 – 8pm Hugh’s Room Live 2261 Dundas St. W. Advance $25.00. The Istituto Italiano is pleased to present Alain Caron and Pasquale Grasso in concert at Hugh’s Room Live. Bassist Alain Caron begins at the age of 11 when he participated in an amateur competition. He then joined various groups to play popular top 40 music and American and French standards. At the age of 14, he was introduced to an Oscar Peterson record and he discovered the music that became his greatest passion, JAZZ. Pasquale Grasso is one of the most strikingly unique artists of his generation, and he has undoubtedly changed the way the world views jazz guitar. Despite his young age, Grasso has performed with many prestigious musicians in the world. Hugh’s Room Live Alain Caron and Pasquale Grasso in concert

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Ford – Volkswagen expand their global collaboration to advance autonomous driving, electrification and better serve customers

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG today announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles – and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe – positioning both companies to better serve customers while improving their competitiveness and cost and capital efficiencies. Volkswagen CEO Dr. Herbert Diess, Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett as well as Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky announced Volkswagen is joining Ford in investing in Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology platform company.Working together with Ford and Volkswagen, Argo AI’s self-driving system (SDS) is the first with commercial deployment plans for Europe and the U.S. Plus, being able to tap into both automakers’ global reach, Argo AI’s platform has the largest geographic deployment potential of any autonomous driving technology to date. Volkswagen and Ford independently will integrate Argo AI’s SDS into purpose-built vehicles to support the distinct people and goods movement initiatives of both companies.Argo AI’s focus remains on delivering a SAE Level 4-capable SDS to be applied for ride sharing and goods delivery services in dense urban areas.Ford and Volkswagen will have an equal stake in Argo AI, and combined, Volkswagen and Ford will own a substantial majority. The remainder will be used as an incentive pool for Argo AI employees. The full transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions.
Company leaders also announced Ford will become the first additional automaker to use Volkswagen’s dedicated electric vehicle architecture and Modular Electric Toolkit – or MEB – to deliver a high-volume zero-emission vehicle in Europe starting in 2023.Ford expects to deliver more than 600,000 European vehicles using the MEB architecture over six years, with a second all-new Ford model for European customers under discussion. This supports Ford’s European strategy, which involves continuing to play on its strengths – including commercial vehicles, compelling crossovers and imported iconic vehicles such as Mustang and Explorer. Volkswagen started developing its MEB architecture in 2016, investing approximately $7 billion in this platform. The car-maker is planning to use this platform to build approximately 15 million cars for the Volkswagen Group alone in the next decade.
For Ford, using Volkswagen’s MEB architecture is part of its more than $11.5 billion investment in electric vehicles worldwide – and supports Ford’s commitment to offer its European customers a broad range of electric vehicles while meeting its sustainability commitments.The companies also are on track to deliver medium pickup trucks for global customers, aiming to start in 2022, followed by commercial vans.

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Company Profile for Masimo

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

Masimo is a global medical technology company that develops and produces a wide array of industry-leading monitoring technologies, including innovative measurements, sensors, patient monitors, and automation and connectivity solutions. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care. Masimo SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, introduced in 1995, has been shown in over 100 independent and objective studies to outperform other pulse oximetry technologies. Masimo SET® has also been shown to help clinicians reduce severe retinopathy of prematurity in neonates, improve CCHD screening in newborns, and, when used for continuous monitoring with Masimo Patient SafetyNet™ in post-surgical wards, reduce rapid response team activations, ICU transfers, and costs. Masimo SET® is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world, and is the primary pulse oximetry at 9 of the top 10 hospitals listed in the 2018-19 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Masimo continues to refine SET® and in 2018, announced that SpO2 accuracy on RD SET™ sensors during conditions of motion has been significantly improved, providing clinicians with even greater confidence that the SpO2 values they rely on accurately reflect a patient’s physiological status. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), Pleth Variability Index (PVi®), RPVi™ (rainbow® PVi), and Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi™). In 2013, Masimo introduced the Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform, built from the ground up to be as flexible and expandable as possible to facilitate the addition of other Masimo and third-party monitoring technologies; key Masimo additions include Next Generation SedLine® Brain Function Monitoring, O3® Regional Oximetry, and ISA™ Capnography with NomoLine® sampling lines. Masimo’s family of continuous and spot-check monitoring Pulse CO-Oximeters® includes devices designed for use in a variety of clinical and non-clinical scenarios, including tetherless, wearable technology, such as Radius-7® and Radius™ PPG, portable devices like Rad-67™, fingertip pulse oximeters like MightySat® Rx, and devices available for use both in the hospital and at home, such as Rad-97™. Masimo hospital automation and connectivity solutions are centered around the Iris® platform, and include Iris Gateway™, Patient SafetyNet, Replica™, Halo ION™, UniView™, and Doctella™.

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XPOVIO™ (selinexor) Available for Order at Biologics by McKesson

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

Biologics by McKesson, an independent specialty pharmacy for oncology and other complex therapeutic areas, announced that it has been selected by Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. to be in the limited distribution network for XPOVIO™ (selinexor).
XPOVIO is a nuclear export inhibitor indicated in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) who have received at least four prior therapies and whose disease is refractory or intolerant to at least two proteasome inhibitors (PI), at least two immunomodulatory agents (IMiD), and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody (mAb).1,2 Approved on July 3, XPOVIO was previously granted both Orphan Drug designation and Fast Track designation by the FDA.“We are excited that Biologics is included in the limited network distribution for XPOVIO,” said Ann Steagall, director of Clinical Policy at Biologics. “We are pleased to be included in the distribution of a first in class XPO inhibitor. Patients who have exhausted the current standard of care therapies now have another option. It is important to us as a premier oncology pharmacy to offer patients and prescribers the newest therapies available.” Biologics is committed to and recognized for its high level of customer service as well as its innovative, high-touch and multidisciplinary patient-centric approach. Each team includes a pharmacist with in-depth knowledge of disease states and oncology therapies available, an experienced oncology nurse and a financial counselor who is familiar with various financial assistance programs and organizations that help cancer patients. This highly-skilled care team works together to develop individualized care plans that address each patient’s unique clinical, financial and emotional needs and streamlines communication back to the treating provider, enabling high-quality care and differentiated outcomes. In addition, the Biologics team works closely with payers to ensure patients can access the specialty medications they need.

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NCAA approves Davenport University for active Division II membership

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

Davenport University announced today that it has received approval from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for active Division II (DII) membership. The private four-year university completed the membership process over the past three years.
The NCAA DII philosophy, which places emphasis on finding balance between academic and athletic achievement while taking time to build relationships and participate in the wider community, is directly in-line with the university’s values. This alignment, combined with consistent growth, financial stability, notability in athletics and academic honors, positioned Davenport to successfully pursue NCAA DII active membership.The university started the membership process in February 2016 and began competing as a provisional member in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) during the 2017-18 academic year. The GLIAC includes 11 other member institutions that span across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin.Today’s decision by the NCAA moves Davenport from a provisional member to an active member, making the university’s 22 NCAA-sponsored teams eligible to compete in NCAA DII postseason championships. As an active member of NCAA DII, Davenport’s student-athletes, coaches and teams will also be eligible to receive national NCAA awards, honors and other association benefits. The university’s active membership status goes into effect on September 1. Since joining the GLIAC, Davenport’s men’s basketball team won a GLIAC regular season title (2018-19) and its men’s soccer team won a GLIAC Tournament title (2017). In the last two seasons, seven of Davenport’s student-athletes received All-GLIAC top honors and 467 student-athletes received All-Academic honors.

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Insperity Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

Insperity, Inc. (NYSE: NSP), a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses, will release its second quarter earnings prior to the open of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, July 29, 2019. A teleconference hosted by Insperity’s management will be held at 10 a.m. ET to discuss the quarter and business trends. Investors, analysts, media and other interested persons may access the call at 877-651-0053, conference i.d. number 4585972. The call will also be webcast live at http://ir.insperity.com. A replay of the conference call will be available at 855-859-2056, conference i.d. number 4585972, for one week after the call. The webcast will be archived for one year. The conference call script and updated company guidance for the third quarter and full year 2019 will be posted to the Insperity Investor Relations website.
Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 33 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. Insperity® Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services available in the marketplace. Insperity delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity through its premier Workforce Optimization® solution. Additional company offerings include Traditional Payroll and Human Capital Management, Time and Attendance, Performance Management, Organizational Planning, Recruiting Services, Employment Screening, Expense Management, Retirement Services and Insurance Services. Insperity business performance solutions support more than 100,000 businesses with over 2 million employees. With 2018 revenues of $3.8 billion, Insperity operates in 76 offices throughout the United States. For more information, visit http://www.insperity.com.

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AM Best Revises Outlooks to Stable for Gulf Insurance Limited

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

AM Best has revised the outlooks to stable from negative and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of B (Fair) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “bb” of Gulf Insurance Limited (Gulf) (Trinidad & Tobago).These Credit Ratings (ratings) reflect Gulf’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, limited business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM).The rating actions are mainly due to diminished liquidity pressure at the ultimate parent, Assuria N.V. (Assuria) (Suriname) and the potential adverse impact on Gulf and its balance sheet.The strong level of balance sheet strength is derived from very strong risk-adjusted capitalization, adequate liquidity and loss reserves, and supported by generally positive earnings. However, the assessment of the balance sheet is limited by the company’s small size. In addition, Gulf is highly dependent upon quality third party reinsurers to protect shareholder equity from catastrophic loss.Gulf’s business profile is considered limited due to its significant concentration of property and motor risks in its domestic Trinidad and Tobago market. This market is considered to be very mature and highly competitive providing the company with limited opportunities for organic growth. Gulf is a long-standing insurer, having operated in this market for over 30 years and has achieved a high level of brand recognition. As such, its risk management capabilities are deemed to be appropriate, although a formal ERM program continues to evolve.While concerns remain, the stable outlooks reflect Gulf’s ability to maintain its balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile under current market conditions, as well as positive developments in Suriname and favorable actions being taken by Assuria to reduce its economic and financial risk.

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Fontem US Inc. Statement on Court Ruling Regarding PMTA Timeline

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

Fontem US Inc. (Fontem), leader in next generation nicotine products and marketer of blu® electronic cigarettes, issued the following statement regarding the ruling by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland adjusting the timeline establishing the Food and Drug Administration’s premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) pathway for electronic nicotine delivery systems.“We are disappointed with the court’s decision imposing an accelerated timeline on the premarket review process. This will undoubtedly hamper the ability of manufacturers to conduct the scientific research needed to ensure that potentially less harmful products are available to adult smokers seeking to make the switch from combustible tobacco products. Fontem has worked in good faith with the FDA as it seeks to establish an appropriate and effective regulatory framework. We share the priority of keeping tobacco products out of the hands of minors and have taken several proactive steps aimed specifically at youth access prevention. The FDA’s initial decision to delay the PMTA process was intended, in its own words, to allow for ‘a multi-year roadmap to better protect kids and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease.’ As recently as June 11, the FDA acknowledged the importance of retaining an achievable timetable even as the court’s initial ruling required the agency to move the goalposts for manufacturers. While we continue to believe that the originally outlined process was the most reasonable approach, Fontem is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations wherever our products are sold and will continue to work cooperatively with the FDA.”

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TimeXtender Announces Several New Features in Discovery Hub

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

TimeXtender, a recognized global software company enabling instant access to any type of data in an organization to support advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), today announced that several new features have been designed in its Discovery Hub® data management platform.TimeXtender has redesigned the user interface that now includes flexible tabs, making it even easier to build a modern data estate. A new solution explorer provides a more complete view of the overall data estate defined in Discovery Hub.This upgrade is also significant since Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 now fully supports data storage. Using Discovery Hub, customers can now prepare for big data analytics, while also providing file system semantics, and directory and file level security.In addition, Discovery Hub now uses Azure Databricks to manage incremental loading to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, as well as transferring data from a Discovery Hub Operational Data Exchange (ODX) to a Modern Data Warehouse (MDW).TimeXtender is exhibiting at the Microsoft Inspire event in Las Vegas from July 14-19. Attendees can stop by the TimeXtender booth, #2310, to see a live demo of this new release of Discovery Hub. Company executives will also be available to meet with existing and potential partners during the event.In addition, this Discovery Hub announcement comes on the heels of the company’s recent announcement that it was named a Finalist in the 2019 Microsoft Data Estate Modernization Partner of the Year Award.

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Opening of North Dakota Compassion Center in Williston

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 luglio 2019

Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. (CSE: HARV, OTCQX: HRVSF) (“Harvest”), a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in the U.S., announced it will open its compassion center, Harvest of Williston, for qualifying patients and caregivers today. Solidifying Harvest’s presence in the state, the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) Division of Medical Marijuana previously awarded Harvest two medical dispensary locations, for the Williston location and an upcoming compassion center in Bismarck.
Harvest, known for top operational standards, best-in-class experiences and products and expert teams in developing trusted, quality-driven retail stores with a focus on bettering the community, received the highest score on its application in Williston. Harvest of Williston, located at 120 26th Street East, Unit #500, will operate under North Dakota Century Code and offer products direct from registered North Dakota manufacturing facilities under the Medical Marijuana Program. The compassion center is open between 8:00am to 8:00pm Monday through Saturday and 12:00pm to 6:00pm Sundays.“We are proud to bring our expertise to North Dakota and deliver on our promise to provide patients across the country with high-quality medicinal products and expert staff,” said Harvest CEO Steve White. “We share North Dakota’s commitment and dedication to only allowing the highest standards of operations in the state. We are thrilled to partner with them to open Williston and for our upcoming Bismarck location.” Harvest’s dedication to building, acquiring and expanding brands and distribution across its national footprint provides greater cannabis accessibility for consumers seeking high-quality and trusted experiences. With disciplined business practices, Harvest has excelled past competitors to hold licenses for the right to operate more than 210 retail and processing facilities in 17 states and territories across the U.S.

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