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Thomas Hardy: Estremi rimedi

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

La trama: Le sfortunate vicende di una giovane donna, Cytherea Graye, sono il tema portante del romanzo. Già orfana di madre, Cytherea perde anche il padre e rimane da sola con il fratello Owen; insieme decidono di trasferirsi in un’altra città, per trovare una casa e un lavoro e ricominciare da capo. Qui conoscono Edward Springrove, di cui Cytherea si innamora, corrisposta. Dopo vari tentativi falliti, la ricerca di un lavoro va a buon fine anche per lei e viene assunta come dama di compagnia presso una ricca signora che scoprirà poi essere il grande e sfortunato amore che suo padre aveva avuto in gioventù. Proprio durante il soggiorno in casa della signora, Cytherea viene a sapere che non lontano da lì vive la famiglia del suo amato Edward, che però è già fidanzato con un’altra donna. Delusa e sconcertata decide di dimenticarlo. È a questo punto che entra in scena un personaggio misterioso, Manston, inspiegabilmente spalleggiato e protetto dalla signora, che si intuisce debba avere con lui un legame segreto e molto speciale. Dopo un lungo e poco chiaro corteggiamento Cytherea acconsente, suo malgrado, a sposarlo, ma sarà solo per scoprire – per fortuna prima che il matrimonio avvenga – che la prima moglie di Manston non è affatto morta e che il fidanzamento di Edward è stato sciolto e lui è, finalmente, libero.
Thomas Hardy Poeta e romanziere inglese, nasce a Higher Bockhampton, nel Dorset, vicino Dorchester, il 2 giugno 1840. All’età di ventidue anni si trasferisce a Londra e inizia a scrivere poesie che hanno come tema la vita rurale. Non riuscendo ad arrivare al pubblico con la poesia, decide di tentare maggior fortuna con la narrativa. Il suo primo successo fu Via dalla pazza folla, del 1874, cui seguirono Il ritorno al paese nel 1878 e Il sindaco di Casterbridge nel 1886. Dopo lo scalpore suscitato da altri suoi due libri pubblicati tra il 1891 e il 1895 (Tessdeid’ Uber vill eseJudel’ oscuro), in cui derideva le convenzioni dell’epoca vittoriana, Hardy dedicherà il resto della sua vita alla composizione di poesie. Muore a Dorchester l’11 gennaio 1928. Fazi Editore ha pubblicato Nel bosco , Via dalla pazza folla , Due occhi azzurri e Sotto gli alberi. Collana Le strade / Traduzione di Chiara Vatteroni/ pp. 550 ca. / Euro 18,00 In libreria dal 26 settembre.

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Aldo Simeone: Per chi è la notte?

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

La trama: Mentre la seconda guerra mondiale si avvia alla sua fase più cruenta, fra i monti della Garfagnana c’è un paese che ne è rimasto escluso, in mezzo a un bosco che i vecchi dicono abitato da inquietanti creature: gli streghi, spiriti che recano un cero in mano, il loro indice che arde e non si consuma, in un’infinita processione. Chi sono? Perché chi li incontra è costretto a seguirli, a meno che non sappia rispondere alla domanda «per chi è la notte?». Francesco – undici anni, una madre gelida e una nonna dall’amore protettivo – vive isolato perché figlio di un disertore. Ma quel marchio infame non è l’unica vergogna del ragazzo. Ancor più inconfessabile è il richiamo del bosco, in cui entrare è proibito. Sarà Tommaso – occhi verdi, capelli rossi, giunto in fuga dalla città – a convincere Francesco a violare quell’estremo confine, oltre il quale bisogna scegliere da che parte stare.
Aldo Simeone. È nato a Pisa nel 1982, dove si è laureato in Lettere e ha conseguito il dottorato in Studi italianistici. Lavora come redattore nel campo dell’editoria scolastica, occupandosi di storia e musica. Collana Le strade / pp. 280 ca. / Euro 16 / In libreria dal 5 settembre.

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Margaret Wilkerson Sexton: La libertà possibile

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

La trama: Evelyn, Jackie e T.C. sono i protagonisti di una storia che attraversa tre generazioni di una famiglia di New Orleans. Durante la faticosa ricerca della propria libertà i tre personaggi si scontrano con un contesto sociale pieno di ostacoli e con le aspettative dei loro familiari. Nel 1944, Evelyn è la figlia di una delle più rispettate famiglie di origini africane in città, ma quando la ragazza si innamora di Renard, un ragazzo qualsiasi, senza soldi e dal futuro incerto, in casa scoppiano le tensioni: il padre teme infatti per la felicità della figlia e si oppone alla relazione tra i due. Nel 1986, Jackie, la figlia di Evelyn e Renard, è una madre single: suo marito Terry è andato via di casa, lasciando soli lei e il figlio T.C., nel tentativo di combattere la sua tossicodipendenza. L’inaspettato ritorno di Terry sconvolge però la ritrovata normalità di Jackie, che si interroga se dargli un’altra opportunità. Nel 2010, il figlio di Jackie, T.C., appena uscito di prigione e di nuovo nel giro dello spaccio di droga, si trova di fronte alla scelta di quale via seguire per il suo bene e per quello del piccolo Malik: forse ha ancora qualche speranza davanti a sé? Attraverso gli occhi del figlio può diventare una persona diversa?
Margaret Wilkerson Sexton Nata e cresciuta a New Orleans, ha studiato Scrittura creativa al Dartmouth College e Legge all’Università della California, Berkeley. Alcuni suoi racconti sono stati pubblicati su The New York Times Book Review. Il suo romanzo d’esordio, A Kind of Freedom , molto apprezzato dalla critica, è stato nominato al National Book Award 2017 ed è stato selezionato da «The New York Times Book Review – Editor’s Choice». Collana Le strade / Traduzione di Arianna Pelagalli / pp. 320 ca. / Euro 17 / In libreria dal 10 ottobre.

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Daisy Johnson: Nel profondo

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

La trama: Sono passati sedici anni da quando Gretel ha visto Sarah, sua madre, per l’ultima volta: la metà della sua vita. Tanto tempo ci è voluto per accettare l’infanzia trascorsa con lei in una casa galleggiante fluttuando sui canali dell’Oxfordshire. Ma una telefonata le riunirà presto e riporterà a galla quegli anni selvaggi passati insieme: il linguaggio segreto che avevano inventato, lo strano ragazzo che aveva vissuto con loro durante quell’ultimo, fatidico inverno; e quella creatura mostruosa che si diceva vivesse sott’acqua, incarnazione delle paure più spaventose, che nuotava sempre più vicino… Gretel non potrà fare altro che immergersi più a fondo nel passato, dove segreti di famiglia e vecchie profezie risorgeranno, tragicamente.
Daisy Johnson. Nata nel 1990. Ha pubblicato la raccolta di racconti Fen nel 2016, grazie alla quale ha vinto l’Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Prize, l’AM Heath Prize e l’Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Attualmente vive a Oxford. Collana Le strade / Traduzione di Stefano Tummolini / pp. 270 ca. / Euro 18 In libreria dal 19 settembre.

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Alaska Communications Awarded Multi-Million Dollar

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) secured a pre-funded contract to build a high-capacity network in Alaska and to provide network services to a major international telecommunications carrier and its customer. The agreement is expected to generate significant revenue annually over the next 10 years with the opportunity to extend for another 10 years.While meeting the broadband needs of Alaska Communications’ carrier partner and its customer, the contract enhances the company’s network at key locations. Further, this pre-funded project yields significant upfront cash flows and generates long-term revenue.“We’re pleased to expand our relationships with telecommunications carriers and their customers to deliver high-speed broadband service,” said William H. Bishop, Alaska Communications Interim CEO. “We continue to win in the marketplace thanks to our proven ability to be a reliable, local, trustworthy network partner with a customer-first focus.”
Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is the leading provider of advanced broadband and managed IT services for businesses and consumers in Alaska. The company operates a highly reliable, advanced statewide data network with the latest technology and the most diverse undersea fiber optic system connecting Alaska to the contiguous U.S. For more information, visit http://www.alaskacommunications.com or http://www.alsk.com.

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Sterling Bancorp Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

Sterling Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBT), the holding company of Sterling Bank and Trust, F.S.B., announced the approval of a cash dividend by its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.01 per common share, payable August 30, 2019 to shareholders of record at August 23, 2019.
Sterling Bancorp, Inc. is a unitary thrift holding company. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Sterling Bank and Trust, F.S.B., has primary branch operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, New York City and Bellevue, Washington. Sterling offers a broad range of loan products to the residential and commercial markets, as well as retail and business banking services. Sterling also has an operations center and a branch in Southfield, Michigan. Sterling was named as the top performing community bank in the United States with total assets between $3 billion and $10 billion in 2018 by S&P Global Market Intelligence for the second year in a row (in 2017 the asset range was $1 billion to $10 billion). For additional information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.sterlingbank.com.

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The Company’s Modified Risk Tobacco Product

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE American: XXII), a plant biotechnology company that is a world leader in tobacco harm reduction, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted and filed for substantive scientific review the Company’s Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) application for its exclusive Very Low Nicotine Content (VLNC) cigarettes under the proposed brand name of VLNTM. 22nd Century’s proposed VLNTM cigarettes are made with the Company’s proprietary VLNC tobacco and, as a result, contain very low levels of nicotine. “FDA acceptance and filing of our MRTP application marks an important milestone in our mission to reduce the harm caused by smoking,” explained Michael Zercher, Chief Operating Officer of 22nd Century Group. “We look forward to working with FDA as the agency enters the next phase of its review process for our historic application.”
22nd Century is a plant biotechnology company focused on technology which allows it to decrease the level of nicotine in tobacco plants and to modify the level of cannabinoids in hemp/cannabis plants through genetic engineering and modern plant breeding. The Company’s primary mission in tobacco is to reduce the harm caused by smoking. The Company’s primary mission in hemp/cannabis is to develop proprietary hemp/cannabis plants for important new medicines and agricultural crops. Visit http://www.xxiicentury.com for more information.

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“Patients’ Perceptions and Use of Medical Marijuana”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

The Global Healthy Living Foundation urges 2020 Presidential candidates to support the rescheduling of marijuana so that it, along with CBD products, can be tested under controlled parameters and with peer review to assess their safety, dosing, and effectiveness, arming both patients and doctors with the best available evidence to make informed treatment decisions. Presently, cannabis remains illegal and classified as a Schedule 1 drug under federal law (defined as being “of no medical use”). Following passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, however, which legalized the regulated production of hemp, along with 33 U.S. states that have legalized the usage of marijuana for medical purposes, many chronic disease patients are trying tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) products to treat serious conditions, such as rheumatic and musculoskeletal disease.
According to the “Patients’ Perceptions and Use of Medical Marijuana” study conducted and presented by CreakyJoints®, a Global Healthy Living Foundation patient community, 57 percent of arthritis patients have reported trying marijuana and/or CBD products for medical purposes. Despite the study finding that 62 percent of those who use marijuana medically regularly use it at least once daily, a third of regularly using participants chose not to tell their healthcare provider about their use of these substances.
It’s time to reschedule marijuana so that it can be studied with the same rigor as other treatments and we urge 2020 Presidential candidates to make this an important objective of their healthcare platform,” he added.To help inform medical decisions, the Global Healthy Living Foundation also asks that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) develop and approve clinical trials and conduct proper research to provide doctors and patients with adequate data on the effects of THC and CBD on arthritis and other conditions.

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GEHA Announces Exclusive Multi-year Partnership With Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

Government Employees Health Association, Inc. (GEHA) today announces a new partnership with the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes, reigning NFL MVP, Chiefs quarterback and new GEHA Official Brand Partner.“GEHA is proud to serve more than two million members nationwide, as one of the largest providers of health and dental plans for federal employees and their families,” said Darren Taylor, GEHA president and CEO. “The Kansas City area has been our home for 82 years. We’re honored to partner with our hometown team to fuel our organization’s local and national growth, enabling us to better serve our members.”As the Exclusive Health Plan, Dental Plan and Vision Plan Partner of the Kansas City Chiefs, GEHA will collaborate with the team on initiatives that empower communities and individuals to be healthy and well.

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Intel and PADT Executives Elected to Chair Positions on the Arizona Technology Council Board of Directors

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

The Arizona Technology Council today announced David Tuhy, general manager, NSG Software Division, Intel®, and Eric Miller, co-founder and principal, PADT, were elected unanimously by the Council’s board of directors to serve as chair and vice-chair, respectively, for terms ending October 31, 2019.“Both David and Eric have made significant contributions to the Council’s strategy and overall success during their tenure on the board,” said Steven G. Zylstra, the Council’s president and CEO. “Their knowledge of the innovation ecosystem and expertise in their respective fields will continue to be an important asset as we advance our agenda designed to boost the economic contributions the technology industry brings to Arizona.”
In addition to Tuhy and Miller’s appointments, the following members have been elected to the executive committee for terms ending October 31, 2019 – Rebecca Clyde, CEO and co-founder, Botco.ai, Kerry Zunkowski, vice president of People Operations, KEAP, and Rick Nielsen, director of technology, Operations and Engineering, Cox Communications. All Officers and Executive Committee members are elected or reelected for one-year terms at the annual board meeting in October.The Council’s board of directors serve an advisory and fiduciary role by representing the interests of the state’s technology industries in the Council’s strategic planning and ongoing operations. The current board includes 36 members representing a diverse set of organizations.Tuhy, Miller, Clyde, Zunkowski and Nielsen provide deep experience in a wide range of technology sectors and possess a diverse skill set that will contribute to the Arizona technology community’s continued growth.

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“US Uterine Fibroids Market and Competitive Landscape – 2019”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

This report provides comprehensive insights into Uterine Fibroids pipeline products, Uterine Fibroids epidemiology, Uterine Fibroids market valuations and forecast, Uterine Fibroids drugs sales and competitive landscape in the US. The research is classified into seven sections – Uterine Fibroids treatment options, pipeline products, market analysis comprising of epidemiology, key products marketed, market valuations and forecast, drugs sales and market shares.

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Arch MI Approved to Insure CalHFA Loans

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

Arch Mortgage Insurance Company (“Arch MI”), a leading provider of private mortgage insurance (MI) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., announced today that the California Housing Finance Agency (“CalHFA”) has approved it to provide private MI on the agency’s conventional first-mortgage loans, effective Sept. 5, 2019.By insuring CalHFA’s low-interest-rate loans for low- and moderate-income borrowers in California, Arch MI will make it possible for more state residents to qualify for home ownership.
“Arch MI is pleased to be named an approved insurer for CalHFA,” said Carl Tyree, Arch MI Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. “Affordability continues to be a key issue for many housing markets and especially California. By providing MI on eligible loans backed by CalHFA, Arch MI will be working with the state’s affordable housing lender to expand homebuying opportunities for Californians.”

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FanDuel Group and Tioga Downs Make Sports Betting History in New York

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

Today, FanDuel Group announced the grand opening of the company’s first retail sportsbook in New York State, located at Tioga Downs Casino Resort in Nichols, New York. The FanDuel Sportsbook will open to the public on Friday, July 19 at 2:30 PM ET, with New York Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo from NY District 123rd making the ceremonial first bet as part of a ribbon-cutting ceremony. “As we continue to expand our sportsbook operations across the U.S. the opening of our FanDuel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino Resort is a history-making moment for the FanDuel Group,” said Keith Wall, Vice President Commercial Retail, FanDuel Group. “Jeff Gural has been an incredible partner in New Jersey, and joining forces with him and the team at Tioga Downs allows us to bring sports betting to New York sports fans while delivering new jobs and tax revenue to the Empire State.”
Tioga Downs’ sports betting retail location is one of four upstate New York casinos permitted to offer sports betting in the state of New York.FanDuel’s new 2,600 square foot sports betting retail location will be conveniently located near the main entrance of the Tioga Downs Casino. The FanDuel Sportsbook will feature eight betting windows, 27 video displays including a large video wall, 14 self service betting kiosks from IGTPlayDigital, three sports tickers, 12 lounge seats, seven high tables, two drink rails, and seating for more than 50 customers. FanDuel will provide its first class risk and trading platform and manage the location in partnership with Tioga Downs Casino Resort and will leverage IGT PlayDigital’s retail sports betting technology. The FanDuel Sportsbook will feature bets on all major U.S. sports, including professional baseball, soccer, football, basketball, golf, boxing, motorsports racing, and more.The FanDuel Sportsbook at Tioga Downs Casino Resort marks FanDuel Group’s fourth retail operation. The company opened the first-ever FanDuel Sportsbook located at New Meadowlands Racetrack last July, followed by a location at The Greenbrier in West Virginia last fall and most recently at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Pennsylvania.

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“US Phenylketonuria Market and Competitive Landscape – 2019”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

This latest research provides comprehensive insights into Phenylketonuria pipeline products, Phenylketonuria epidemiology, Phenylketonuria market valuations and forecast, Phenylketonuria drugs sales and competitive landscape in the US.The research is classified into seven sections – Phenylketonuria treatment options, pipeline products, market analysis comprising of epidemiology, key products marketed, market valuations and forecast, drugs sales and market shares.Phenylketonuria pipeline: Find out the products in clinical trials for the treatment of Phenylketonuria by development phase 3, phase 2, and phase 1, by pharmacological class and companies developing the products
Phenylketonuria epidemiology: Find out the number of patients diagnosed (prevalence) with Phenylketonuria in the US
Phenylketonuria drugs: Identify key products marketed and prescribed for Phenylketonuria in the US, including trade name, molecule name, and company
Phenylketonuria drugs sales: Find out the sales revenues of Phenylketonuria drugs in the US. Phenylketonuria market valuations: Find out the market size for Phenylketonuria drugs in 2018 in the US. Find out how the market advanced from 2014 and forecast to 2024
Phenylketonuria drugs market share: Find out the market shares for key Phenylketonuria drugs in the US.

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