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Meet Human: la nuova Fondazione a servizio dei più deboli

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Bergamo.Domenica 10 novembre alle 10.30 al Centro Congressi Papa Giovanni XXIII di Bergamo, saranno presentati lo scopo e i progetti di questa nuova iniziativa che nasce per incontrare e sostenere nel mondo esperienze di umanità vera, impegnate per la realizzazione integrale della persona, per uno scambio che possa allargare gli orizzonti e approfondire le ragioni della solidarietà.
Sarà il Cardinale Robert Sarah, prefetto della Congregazione per il culto divino e la disciplina dei sacramenti, che con una lectio magistralis presenterà la nuova Fondazione.Meet Human si occuperà di progetti internazionali in paesi in via di sviluppo, attraverso interscambi multiculturali nei campi dell’educazione, formazione, inserimento lavorativo, con attenzione alla sostenibilità economica e ambientale, avvalendosi delle competenze e del capitale umano delle altre fondazioni del gruppo per generare opportunità in favore dei destinatari dei suoi progetti di sviluppo. “Misericordia e verità si incontreranno, giustizia e pace si baceranno”: questo è l’orizzonte, come recita il Salmo 84, al cui servizio si metterà Meet Human e il fulcro dell’intervento del Cardinale Robert Sarah.
Il primo progetto internazionale che la Fondazione Meet Human sta costruendo è per aiutare la Siria, con questo primo progetto si propone di contribuire all’educazione, formazione ed inserimento lavorativo di un gruppo di 20 ragazzi siriani, con l’ipotesi di accoglierli in Italia per due anni, offrendo loro un percorso di alta specializzazione, in collaborazione con aziende disposte ad assumerli ad Aleppo al termine del percorso formativo.

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UNC: si a tassa su zucchero

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Secondo l’Istat, in Italia ci sono circa 2 milioni 130 mila bambini e adolescenti di 3-17 anni in eccesso di peso. “E’ il motivo per cui abbiamo detto si alla tassa sulle bevande zuccherate, ma solo se accompagnata da messaggi educativi. Un quarto dei bambini, infatti, consuma quotidianamente dolci (28,3%) e bevande gassate (24,9%), decisamente troppo” afferma Massimiliano Dona, presidente dell’Unione Nazionale Consumatori. “Per questo il Governo non deve limitarsi a mettere la tassa, solo per fare cassa, ma deve svolgere un’azione educativa sui corretti stili e comportamenti alimentari, ad esempio attraverso un bollino da mettere sulle confezioni dei prodotti tassati, così da stimolare anche le aziende a mettere in commercio prodotti sempre più salutari” conclude Dona.

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Morte dell’ex Alto Commissario per i Rifugiati Sadako Ogata

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La famiglia dell’ex Alto Commissario delle Nazioni Unite per i Rifugiati, Sadako Ogata, alla guida dell’UNHCR dal 1991 al 2000, ne ha annunciato il decesso avvenuto a Tokyo, in Giappone.Sadako Ogata è divenuta Alto Commissario subito dopo la fine della Guerra fredda, evento che ha innescato profondi cambiamenti nello scenario politico globale e sradicato dalla propria terra decine di milioni di persone. Sotto la sua leadership, l’UNHCR ha lanciato operazioni di emergenza su larga scala per rispondere alle crisi in atto in Iraq, ex Unione Sovietica, Balcani, Somalia, Grandi Laghi e Timor Est, e ha assistito milioni di rifugiati a fare ritorno a casa mediante operazioni di rimpatrio in America Centrale, Africa e Asia. Per la prima volta, l’agenzia ha assunto un ruolo preminente impegnandosi in prima linea nelle aree di conflitto per proteggere e sostenere rifugiati e sfollati interni, e prevenire il verificarsi di ulteriori esodi.Rispettata accademica giapponese e diplomatica esperta in relazioni multilaterali, Sadako Ogata è stata un’instancabile sostenitrice della solidarietà internazionale a favore dei rifugiati, garantendo che la risoluzione degli esodi fosse inclusa nei negoziati politici e nei processi di pace. Dopo la fine del suo mandato di Alto Commissario, ha mantenuto una stretta relazione con le Nazioni Unite e ha continuato a contribuire alla causa dei rifugiati, facendosi promotrice della nozione di “sicurezza umana” e degli aiuti allo sviluppo per la risoluzione degli esodi in qualità di Presidente dell’agenzia giapponese di cooperazione internazionale JICA.L’Alto Commissariato delle Nazioni Unite per i Rifugiati esprime le più sincere condoglianze ai figli di Sadako Ogata, Atsushi e Akiko, a tutta la sua famiglia e al Governo e al popolo del Giappone per la grave perdita.

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Overcoming weak governance will take decades with implications for climate adaptation: study

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Berlin – Governance in climate vulnerable countries will take decades to improve, substantially impeding the ability of nations to adapt to climate change and affecting billions of people globally, according to new research published in Nature Sustainability.
The study quantifies – for the first time – different governance pathways at the national level over the 21th century, using scenarios of socio-economic development (Shared Socio-economic Pathways) widely used in climate change research. The authors have relied on the World Governance Indicators provided by the World Bank, which take into account multiple dimensions of governance such as political stability, government effectiveness, regulatory quality, rule of law and control of corruption.Even under the most optimistic development scenarios, it will take until around 2050 to overcome weak governance globally, the study finds. Under pessimistic scenarios characterised by regional rivalry, more than three billion people would still be living in countries with weak governance conditions well beyond mid-century.The numerous interventions a government can make to adapt to climate change – such as prioritising policies, mobilising resources, coordinating efforts and decision making – are processes often contingent on the efficacy of institutional mechanisms. The level of corruption within a government, for instance, will impact on its ability to deal with a climate-related disaster.The results not only have far-reaching implications for sustainable development, but they also link directly to the immediate need to adapt to the impacts of climate change, in particular in the most vulnerable countries. This new understanding of the possible pathways of governance and the resulting adaptive capacity will contribute to more realistic assessments of how the world may be able to cope with the impacts of climate change in the future. “We tend to treat climate change adaptation as something that we can just switch on and then we’re fine. But our study shows that it is more complicated than that and that building adaptive capacity in many regions of the world will take a long time,” said Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, of Climate Analytics and Humboldt University, a co-author of the study.On the upside, the study shows that countries characterised by very weak governance have a near-term rate of improvement of up to five times faster under the most optimistic scenarios than they do under the worst. “There is a window of opportunity to eradicate the lowest levels of governance in the near term and get the world on a pathway towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” said Jesus Crespo Cuaresma from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna, Austria, who also contributed to the study.“This is of paramount importance also to enable those nations, many of which are located in climate vulnerable regions, to adapt to climate change.”

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Magellan Jets ELEVATES their Corporate Membership Program

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Magellan Jets, an elite private jet travel provider for the country’s busiest executives, has ELEVATED their Corporate Membership Program. The updated membership comes in response to a surge in business travel among Magellan Jets customers. ELEVATE is a risk-free private jet membership with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee, the first of its kind in private aviation. Whether you need primary or supplemental lift, for a minimal initial investment. you can now access five categories of aircraft all at a fixed price, with as little as six hours’ notice. This includes flying multiple aircraft on any day of your choice, if needed. The prices are all-inclusive of fuel and catering. It’s a CFO’s dream program.
ELEVATE delivers flexibility and simplicity with a comprehensive risk-free aviation solution. With the freedom to use any aircraft in the program 365 days a year with no black out days or peak surcharges, Magellan is eliminating the stress and ambiguity from travel planning and giving their members complete control of their flight schedule.

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CyberPower Launches Online Publications Center

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Cyber Power Systems (USA), Inc., a leader in power protection and management products, announced a new online publications center at its website offering free downloadable educational resources. The online publications center features timely information on power protection, including educational guides or “power primers” on how to select specific types of products, application case studies, and white papers. In addition, CyberPower’s most recent publication is a comprehensive 12-page buyer’s guide on Choosing a Surge Protector.“Our new online publications center is appropriate for consumers, IT professionals, and resellers who are seeking best practices and educational resources on power protection and power management products and many related topics,” said Phil Geraffo, vice president of marketing and product management at CyberPower.Geraffo added: “Power outages and power surges are an ongoing threat to electronics, especially today’s more sensitive electronics and devices. Our Choosing a Surge Protector primer outlines the fundamentals of surge protection, and guides users through the requirements and features to consider when purchasing a surge protector based on the type and value of electronics they have.” CyberPower offers a wide selection of surge protection devices to help homes and businesses safeguard their electronics against power events. All CyberPower surge protection products include lifetime warranties and feature built-in automatic shutdown. Several models include USB charging ports, sleek design and style features such as low-profile plugs and swivel outlets that reduce cord clutter.

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Mitigating Human Capital Risks and Occupational Health Challenges in China

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As an economic leader in growth, China has become an attractive country for international and regional organisations looking to set up operations. However, when complying with new health and safety regulations, a business can face a number of new challenges. To protect its 776 million strong workforce, there has been a shift in the regulatory structure on occupational health and compliance in China. It is now imperative for organisations currently operating, or looking to operate in the country, to implement clear policies and procedures in order to avoid financial and legal implications.To help organisations gain insight into the occupational health risks and requirements of operating in China, International SOS has partnered with Enhesa, to produce a new white paper: Operating in China Mitigating Human Capital Risks and Occupational Health Challenges in China. The paper addresses aspects including The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the impact of non-communicable diseases, as well as initiatives like the ‘Healthy China 2030 Planning Outline.’ Dr Vincent Yue, Regional Medical Director at International SOS, comments, “As the world’s second largest economy, the business opportunities in China are rife. In order to maximise these opportunities, it is imperative that employers understand the moral and legal obligations to provide Duty of Care to employees. Healthcare is central to the Chinese government’s agenda, but the medical practice infrastructure and medical management system is different to that of the west. This paper provides guidance as well as recommended best practice for organisations to protect their workforce and business resilience.” Jessica Sarnowski, Head of Content Marketing & Thought Leadership at Enhesa, comments, “China’s increased emphasis on occupational health protection for employees makes it imperative for employers to be aware of the key pieces of legislation outlined in this whitepaper. Global companies that have a place of business in China should take note, not only of the evolving legal requirements in China, but also the best practices for mitigating risks related to employee health.” The transformation and reforms of China’s healthcare system is an on-going effort and critical for the domestic agenda for the Chinese government. The strategy of “Health China 2030” highlights the importance of occupational health workplace safety, and goes as far as outlining directions for occupational health practitioners.

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Vacasa Announces Strategic Investment Led by Silver Lake

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Vacasa, North America’s largest vacation rental management platform, today announced a $319 million strategic investment round led by Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing. Existing investors Riverwood Capital, Level Equity and NewSpring also participated in the capital raise.
Vacasa’s integrated technology and services platform provides end-to-end vacation rental property management solutions to homeowners across the globe. The company’s best-in-class dynamic pricing and multi-channel distribution capabilities help homeowners that switch to Vacasa earn 31% more income on average in their first year. Guests who stay in Vacasa-managed homes have access to local onsite management, professionally cleaned homes, an easy-to-use mobile app and a dedicated 24/7 guest services team. With its highly scalable platform, Vacasa manages more than 23,000 vacation homes and has hosted over 20 million guest nights since its founding in 2009.
With this new financing, Vacasa plans to further enhance its industry-leading technology platform, accelerate expansion into new markets and grow new offerings, including Vacasa Real Estate, which has evolved from an agent network into a robust service model that includes brokerages in key vacation rental markets throughout the country.

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Seaport Global Expands Equity Derivatives Offerings

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Seaport Global announces the recent addition of an experienced Options Sales and Trading team. Reporting to Michael Meyer, Seaport Partner and Global Head of Sales and Trading, the group is led by Adam Templeton and Ryan Sylvester, Managing Directors.Prior to joining Seaport, the Options Sales and Trading team built a successful business together at both Raymond James and Knight Capital. The team of ten includes Senior Strategist, Jeff Jacobson, two traders and seven sales specialists, in addition to operations support. Seaport’s Options desk is focused on expanding client offerings and working closely with the firm’s senior salesforce to develop unique ideas across all products, both single stock and macro.Andrew Kramer, Head Trader and Managing Director, emphasized, “The combination of making markets across all sectors while leveraging relationships to source liquidity, helps to bring price discovery and best execution for our clients in options and ETFs.”Team Members who also joined the New York Sales and Trading Desk include Colin Drowica, Lucas Hassett and Darius Kirksey.

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Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Amazon Web Services

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Tyler Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TYL) today announced a strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud hosting services. This agreement brings together Tyler, the nation’s largest software company exclusively focused on the public sector, and AWS, the broadest and deepest cloud platform.The agreement deepens the existing relationship between Tyler and AWS, by leveraging the AWS cloud to lay the groundwork for the future of cloud services for the public sector. As Tyler continues to evolve its applications in response to government and public sector needs, this collaboration will enable Tyler public sector clients to deliver better experiences for citizens, and further enable governments to use data as a strategic asset in the design, management, and delivery of programs.
Specifically, the agreement with AWS provides the framework for development, training and collaboration in order to support next-generation applications that have the scalability, resiliency, and security AWS offers. It will assist Tyler in accelerating innovation and the development of strategic initiatives. These initiatives will bring the most advanced cloud-native services to Tyler clients, improving the flow of information and providing a better experience for state, local, and federal governments.The agreement allows Tyler to expand its solution development and delivery options while continuing to support clients, where required, on premises or through another Tyler data center.

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Everstream Launches Fiber Network into Milwaukee

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Everstream, the business-only fiber network, has announced its expansion into the greater Milwaukee area with the construction of two fiber rings that encircle the western suburbs and touch the western part of downtown Milwaukee. The first 172 network miles will be lit in November. By the end of 2020, the network will encompass more than 560 miles, creating a dense metro network covering the greater Milwaukee area. The Milwaukee expansion deepens Everstream’s overall Midwest footprint. “Milwaukee was recently named one of the Top 50 Places to Start a Business by Inc. magazine and will soon host one of the largest gatherings held every four years — the Democratic National Convention,” said Everstream President and CEO Brett Lindsey. “These growing businesses and large-scale events need greater access to high-capacity fiber connectivity to be successful, and Everstream’s network was built from the ground up for businesses requiring reliability, speed and scale. Milwaukee companies are already excited to have access to another option for connectivity. This will provide these organizations, as they scale, with direct access to our more than 10,000 route miles of fiber and connections to dozens of data centers throughout the Midwest.”

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A Guide for American Businesses to Succeed in a Global Marketplace

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PPRO, an industry leader in local payment methods has released a new report showcasing the opportunity for US merchants to expand their sales around the world. The report features data on the changing nature of global e-commerce and insights into how localization is crucial for global expansion.Data in the report highlights the importance of local payment methods as a catalyst for sales conversion all over the globe: Local payment methods account for 77% of total global e-commerce spend and by 2024 are expected to reach 82%, further proving that consumer preferences are inherently local.The opportunity for growth is evident as in 2018, US merchants sold $57 billion worth of goods to foreign buyers in America’s top 14 e-commerce export destinations alone. PPRO data further shows that only 37% of US merchants sell cross-border which is comparatively low to other major markets around the world. With a localized approach US merchants can unlock this global cross-border e-commerce opportunity, a sector that grew by 4% last year to a value of $412 billion.The report will be officially announced and distributed at this year’s Money 20/20 conference, where PPRO will be an exhibitor and featured speaker on a panel titled “X-Border Customer Journeys.” More PPRO executives will be available on-site for further details or questions around the report. The report can be accessed at: https://www.ppro.com/e-book/us-cross-border-e-commerce-report/.

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Amerigroup Connects Members to Community-Based Resources

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To underscore its commitment to whole-person health, Amerigroup will give consumers in many of its 2020 Medicare Advantage plans access to the Medicare Community Resource Support (MCRS) program. The MCRS team will identify community-based resources for members and help them better understand and utilize their health plan benefits. Amerigroup recognizes that Medicare-eligible consumers take a number of factors into consideration when making their enrollment choices and the availability of these types of services in our Medicare Advantage plans can be a key factor in that decision.
MCRS social workers and outreach specialists have extensive experience with Medicare-eligible individuals, a deep understanding of the role social determinants play in overall wellness, and up-to-date knowledge on the community-based resources available to members in the area. The MCRS team also has access to a member’s claims history with Amerigroup to ensure that recommended services align with each member’s individual needs.The MCRS program will be available with certain 2020 Medicare Advantage plans offered in Texas so consumers should check with Amerigroup regarding each plan’s coverage details.Members may request MCRS assistance by contacting Amerigroup customer service. Additionally, Amerigroup customer service representatives, case managers, and other Amerigroup associates can proactively refer members with appropriate needs to the MCRS team.In 2020, many of Amerigroup’s Medicare Advantage plans will offer additional options for social and support services that can improve health. This includes a package of benefits, known as Everyday Extras, which offers members in participating plans a choice of such services as healthy food delivery, personal home helpers to assist with daily activities, and alternative medicine to address pain and discomfort.People enrolled in Medicare Parts A and B may sign up for an Amerigroup 2020 Medicare Advantage plan during the annual Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, which began on October 15, 2019 and continues through December 7, 2019.

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Copyright Clearance Center Named to EContent 100

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Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), a leader in advancing copyright, accelerating knowledge, and powering innovation, announces its inclusion in EContent Magazine’s 2019 EContent 100, the publication’s annual ranking of companies that matter most in the digital content industry. This is the first time EContent turned over the judging process exclusively to its readers.Other notable organizations in the 2019 EContent 100 include Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Elsevier, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Netflix, Oracle, Pinterest, Salesforce, Spotify, and Twitter.“For nearly two decades, the EContent 100 has been a guidepost for people in the industry,” said Babis Marmanis, Executive Vice President and CTO, CCC. “It’s always an honor to be on this list and that’s especially so this year, as we’re being recognized by our contemporaries and the list includes so many notable companies.”
“This may be the 19th annual EContent 100 list, but for the first time we let readers choose the winners,” said Theresa Cramer, Editor, EContent. “Congratulations to the companies on the list who won the hearts and votes of their peers and customers.”

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28th Annual Healthcare Conference

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ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) today announced that Rob Douglas, chief operating officer, will present at the Credit Suisse 28th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, beginning at approximately 9:10 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time) at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ. More information about this event, including a live webcast, may be accessed by visiting http://investor.resmed.com. The webcast replay will be available approximately one hour after the live webcast ends and will be accessible for approximately 90 days following the conference.
At ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) we pioneer innovative solutions that treat and keep people out of the hospital, empowering them to live healthier, higher-quality lives. Our cloud-connected medical devices transform care for people with sleep apnea, COPD, and other chronic diseases. Our comprehensive out-of-hospital software platforms support the professionals and caregivers who help people stay healthy in the home or care setting of their choice. By enabling better care, we improve quality of life, reduce the impact of chronic disease, and lower costs for consumers and healthcare systems in more than 120 countries.

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