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David Capdevila designato nuovo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) di Atradius N.V

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Dal 1 gennaio 2020 prenderà il posto di Isidoro Unda, che per 12 anni ha ricoperto il ruolo di Chief Executive Officer della Compagnia assicurativa.Nel corso della riunione del 31 ottobre 2019, il Consiglio di Amministrazione del Grupo Catalana Occidente ed il Supervisory Board di Atradius N.V. hanno approvato la designazione di David Capdevila quale nuovo Chief Executive Officer (CEO) di Atradius. Capdevila succede a Isidoro Unda, che per 12 anni ha ricoperto il ruolo di CEO della Compagnia di assicurazione del credito. Tali modifiche avranno effetto a partire dal 1 gennaio 2020.Il presidente del Grupo Catalana Occidente, José María Serra, ha ringraziato Isidoro Unda per la sua dedizione durante la sua carriera all’interno del Gruppo assicurativo e in particolare ha sottolineato il suo ruolo “nello sviluppo e nel consolidamento di Atradius come società leader nell’assicurazione del credito a livello internazionale”.Unda è stata nominato CEO di Atradius N.V. nell’aprile 2007 quando le società Crédito y Caución e Atradius N.V. hanno annunciato la loro fusione. In precedenza, Unda aveva ricoperto la carica di CEO presso Crédito y Caución dal 2001.
David Capdevila ha conseguito una laurea in Economia e Commercio ed un Master in Economia e Gestione aziendale presso l’IESE. È entrato nel Grupo Catalana Occidente nel 1992 come Direttore Organizzazione e Qualità e da allora ha assunto diverse responsabilità nel Gruppo e nelle sue diverse società.

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Soluzione digitale per una gestione semplice ed efficiente del denaro

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In un mercato sempre più ricco come quello dell’offerta bancaria retail, nuovi operatori hanno fatto il loro ingresso offrendo soluzioni totalmente digitali e altamente competitive. Quali sono i driver che guidano i clienti nella loro scelta? Quale il valore aggiunto che viene ancora attribuito all’offerta tradizionale e cosa gli utenti hanno imparato ad apprezzare delle nuove soluzioni a cui non riescono più a rinunciare? Hype, soluzione digitale per una gestione semplice ed efficiente del denaro, lo ha chiesto ad un campione rappresentativo dei suoi 900 mila utenti (2.228 i rispondenti).
L’indagine evidenzia una tendenza sempre più diffusa alla multibancarizzazione: la maggior parte dei clienti, infatti, sceglie sia una soluzione tradizionale, con filiali e sportelli di riferimento fisici sul territorio, sia digital bank evolute. Non una competizione, dunque, ma una suddivisione di ruoli, che vede il cliente-utente sempre più al centro delle scelte di gestione.Se la banca tradizionale continua ad essere un punto di riferimento per i clienti, convive però con l’evidenza di un rapporto diretto sempre più rarefatto: l’82,7% degli utenti ha anche un conto in un istituto tradizionale, ma oltre la metà (56,7%) è stato nella filiale fisica della propria banca al massimo 2 volte nel corso dell’ultimo anno, il 17,3% fino a 4 volte (solo il 12,6% ha una frequentazione costante della filiale, con oltre 8 visite/anno). Non sfugge il dato, significativo, di quel 17% che ha scelto la challenger bank come unica modalità di gestione del proprio denaro.
Ma perché si decide di aprire un conto all digital, da affiancare nella maggior parte dei casi a un conto tradizionale? Su questa questione, l’audience si divide in quattro sostanziali macro aree di sensibilità: il 31,5% è spinto dalla possibilità di “tenere tutto sotto controllo” attraverso la praticità di utilizzo del proprio smartphone e il 21,2% dalla comodità di non dover andare in filiale, due motivazioni che riportano al predetto desiderio, ormai radicato, di una relazione ormai disintermediata con la banca. Il 31,3% è mosso invece dalla convenienza economica della proposta HYPE (completamente gratuita nella formula HYPE Start, che consente la gestione di un conto fino a un massimo di 2.500 euro; un euro al mese per la soluzione HYPE Plus, con conto fino a 50.000 euro), mentre il 16,1% ritiene di godere di “servizi migliori” dalla challenger bank.Scendendo nello specifico delle funzionalità HYPE messe a confronto con le funzionalità dell’home banking di un conto tradizionale, a fare la differenza sono i servizi di pagamento, sia online (35,4%) sia in negozio (17,9%). Terza voce di preferenza riguarda la funzione Obiettivi (10,6%), seguita dai servizi di rendicontazione (10,5%). I servizi oggi offerti da HYPE coprono le necessità di gestione delle finanze personali del 68% degli utenti, e solo un residuale 2,2% si trova a essere insoddisfatto.Se nel giudizio il servizio conta, altro tassello fondamentale è quello dell’esperienza dell’utente. Come la breve ma ormai consolidata storia del fintech ha insegnato, la customer experience è naturalmente determinante nel rendere vincente un’app di servizi bancari: si conferma infatti essere un valore “molto importante” per il 61% degli intervistati, ed è ritenuta “abbastanza importante” dal 33,7: praticamente un plebiscito.

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Arcelor-Mittal senza vergogna: ora restituisce Ilva allo Stato

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Come avevamo previsto la venuta della Morselli serviva esclusivamente a operare decisioni pesantissime per i lavoratori ex Ilva e per il territorio tarantino. Poche ore fa la multinazionale ha ufficializzato la rescissione del contratto di acquisto e la restituzione del gruppo Ilva ai commissari straordinari. Le motivazioni addotte, dalla cancellazione dell’immunità penale sino alla presunta impossibilità di adeguare agli standard di sicurezza Afo 2 imposti , giustamente , dalla magistratura sino a evocare diversi ostacoli di natura giuridica al concreto sviluppo del piano industriale parte integrante dell’accordo in sede ministeriale appaiono del tutto strumentali e pretestuose. Ora le ipotesi possibili sono solo due. La prima ipotesi è che Arcelor-Mittal stia operando l’ennesimo brutale ricatto al governo italiano e all’intero paese. Minacciando la restituzione potrebbe puntare a un nuovo scudo penale, alla disdetta degli impegni occupazionali, a partire dalla non assunzione dei lavoratori in cassa integrazione di Ilva in amministrazione straordinaria per finire a ulteriori 1400 esuberi aggiuntivi. Potrebbe inoltre ottenere un’ulteriore, scandalosa ci aggiungiamo noi, proroga dei termini di adeguamento di afo2 alle prescrizioni. La seconda ipotesi è che effettivamente Arcelor-Mittal abbia deciso di revocare l’investimento in italia. In questa seconda ipotesi comunque la multinazionale avrebbe tratto un grande profitto dall’aver impedito che il gruppo siderurgico cadesse nelle mani di un’impresa con reali volontà industriali. Non occorreva la sfera di cristallo per capire che sarebbe finita così. La multinazionale non ha mai realmente voluto dare seguito al piano industriale ed ha costantemente operato per giungere oggi a utilizzare in maniera pretestuosa i cosiddetti ostacoli che altro non sono che il minimo sindacale in termini di sicurezza degli impianti. Solo uno sprovveduto può seriamente pensare che la multinazionale non conoscesse la complessità dell’acquisizione di ilva. Ora si tratta di riprendere ilva in mano pubblica allo scopo di definire quel piano straordinario di chiusura delle fonti inquinanti, difesa del reddito, bonifiche e riconversioni. Lo Stato, per responsabilità diretta dei governi, ci arriva nel modo peggiore. Il rischio serio è che, se di ricatto si tratta, questo possa trovare tanti solidi alleati, anche nel sindacato.(By Sergio Bellavita USB nazionale e Francesco Rizzo USB Taranto)

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Conference on coexistence at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome

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ROME Friday 8 November. World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder will address a conference organized by the WJC on Human Fraternity: A Jewish Reflection for Common Coexistence on at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. H.E. Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for the Interreligious Dialogue, and Father Nuno da Silva Gonçalves SJ, Rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University, will also deliver remarks at the conference.
The initiative for this conference was born following the co-signing of the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together by Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, in February 2019 in Abu Dhabi, which can be viewed here,“The recent rise in incitement and violence against Jews and members of other religious communities and minorities underscores for us just how essential interfaith dialogue and cooperation are in progressing toward our vision of a more peaceful and secure world for all peoples,” WJC President Lauder said, in advance of the conference.“I deeply appreciate the relationships I have been so fortunate to build with representatives of the Catholic Church, chief among them Pope Francis and Cardinal Ayuso, and sincerely admire the efforts that they are making on a daily basis to ensure that coexistence remains an achievable goal,” WJC President Lauder said. “Antisemitism and xenophobia are not just problems facing the targeted victims. These are obstacles that we must confront and overcome together.”Participants at the conference will include representatives of the Catholic clergy, members of Jewish communities and Jewish youth movements, and the rectors of additional pontifical universities and faculties.
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is the international organization representing Jewish communities in 100 countries to governments, parliaments and international organizations.

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Conference on multilateral diplomacy and future warfare

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Roma 22-23 novembre 2019 H15:00 and 23/11 H11:00 Via Liguria 20 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, the Istituto Svizzero and the Swiss Embassy in Italy invite, in collaboration with the University Roma Tre and The University of Geneva, the Roman public to a discussion about both the achievements and the challenges in current international humanitarian law (IHL). The DISPUTE series provides a platform for citizen engagement relating to the globalization and the future of contemporary societies. Proposing a new topic every year, the forum aims to strengthen civic participation and public debate.This year’s edition puts the role and relevance of the IHL up for debate. Featuring politicians, scholars, representatives of states, armed forces, the Red Cross Movement and non-governmental activist groups, interested citizens have the chance to participate in an informed discussion with experienced specialists who can give a clear idea of what IHL is, what it does, and what its challenges for the future are. The conference will be accompanied by two commentators (already confirmed is Yves Daccord, general director, ICRC) whose role is to highlight important themes and arguments in wrap-up sessions following each panel.The conference will focus on three different fields of interest:
Multilateral diplomacy and IHL: does it still work? During the last decades, multilateral diplomacy has not always been effective despite sustained efforts of the international community to develop new international instruments in order to face current and upcoming challenges in IHL. The trend in favor of unilateral solutions and the shifting of priority from international concerns to national interests is noticeable in a number of States.Inherent features of IHL render law-making in this domain particularly difficult. For instance, various actors are involved in contemporary armed conflicts, such as organized armed groups or international organizations and accommodating their perspectives in a State-centric international system remains a challenge.Against this backdrop, the DISPUTE series will offer the opportunity to panelists and the audience to reflect on possible venues to enhance and continuously ensure effective protection to victims of armed conflicts. Furthermore, the session will explore the continued relevance of the Geneva Conventions and other multilateral IHL treaties highlighting best practice examples from armed conflict situations.
Lights and shadows: how is IHL interpreted and applied? Two panels will focus on selected challenges that have arisen in recent armed conflicts. Particular attention will be paid to non-international armed conflicts and related issues pertaining to non-state actors as well as to the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflicts. Discussions will not only demonstrate the complexity of IHL application and humanitarian action in armed conflicts but also give a picture of the global community’s handling of these complexities.
The future of warfare: what set of rules do we need? The third session concerns new technologies and their potential impact on the future of warfare. The rapid development of technologies and artificial intelligence with potential military applications may radically change the face of armed conflicts. Drones are increasingly used, cyberspace has emerged as a new battlefield, and automated weapons systems such as combat robots may be defining future wars. At the same time, modern technologies can improve the application of IHL and the enforcement of such rules in case of violations. These changes have not only ethical implications but also pose legal and practical problems to IHL.

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W. Capra Consulting Group launches Rebar Technology Solutions

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W. Capra Consulting Group, a leading consultancy in consumer engagement, retail technology, payments, security, and strategic implementation, today announced the formal launch of Rebar Technology Solutions.Nick Fredrick, previously GM, Strategic Business Solutions at W. Capra, will take the helm at the standalone company. “Nick’s years of payments knowledge combined with leadership experience in Finance, Operations, and IT makes him the perfect fit to lead Rebar Technology,” says Mike Streams, Partner at W. Capra. “We’re very excited about the team that’s been assembled and further leverage the expertise of W. Capra consultants to deliver new products and services through Rebar Technology.”Rebar Technology will solve for needs of retail and e-commerce merchants in the areas of payments, subscription, and loyalty through customized services that address integrations, analytics, transaction routing, and payment optimization. Through a unique architecture that leverages cutting-edge cloud-based services with PCI grade security, Rebar deploys scalable solutions quickly and often at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. Pat Raycroft, Partner at W. Capra Consulting Group said, “Historically W. Capra has focused on strategy, sourcing, and execution for our clients. The launch of Rebar Technology as a standalone business allows us to also deliver technology solutions that extend other software solutions or solve specific client problems.”

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Microinsurance, Financial Inclusion Gain Traction in Emerging Markets

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Access to insurance is a key component of financial stability. Support of financial inclusion has taken a greater hold globally as more major insurers and reinsurers incorporate dedicated microinsurance operations, socially minded impact investors fund microcredit and microinsurance programs in developing countries and governments try to extend insurance access to lower-income citizens.
A new Best’s Special Report, “Microinsurance, Financial Inclusion Gain Traction in Emerging Markets,” demonstrates that the movement has reached a crescendo after a century of development. Sustainable microinsurance programs are challenging to create but never has there been a time when there has been so much effort on every level — community, national and global — to see these efforts to successful execution. Scale is the key to profitability in the microinsurance sector targeting lower income individuals, along with a high degree of innovation. To be more cost-efficient, motivated individuals and organizations have been seeking ways to eliminate frictions found in traditional insurance, and with much trial and error, some have enabled a more successful supply of microinsurance.Examples of these efforts include index-based insurance streamlines claims processing, which use measurable indices, like rainfall, to pay out claims automatically to entire policyholder groups. Other microinsurance programs allow people with irregular income streams to pay premiums when the money is available. Mass distribution techniques like mobile phones that reach millions eliminate the need for forms and the exclusions that are common in traditional plans. The distribution of microinsurance requires a different approach from traditional insurance. Including microinsurance as part of cooperative or mutual arrangement also has shown significant success.More offerings from private-sector organizations can add to this product’s sustainability. However, profits margins typically are thin, and the efficiencies, proportional regulation and scale must be carefully internalized and calibrated. For large insurers with the capital to take a loss while establishing systems and infrastructure, the benefit of building brand recognition among an emerging customer base may provide incentive to enter the market. AM Best also views the microinsurance market as a laboratory for innovation—the strategies developed to improve efficiency in these markets often can be applied to more traditional markets as a form of reverse innovation.

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Medallion Financial Corp. to Attend Upcoming Investor Conferences

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Medallion Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: MFIN, “Medallion Financial” or the “Company”) announced today that the Company will attend the following upcoming investor conferences:
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, the Company will be holding one-on-one meetings at the Sandler O’Neill East Coast Financial Services Conference at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida. For those interested in having a meeting with Medallion Financial, please contact your Sandler O’Neill representative.
On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the Company will be holding one-on-one meetings at the Jefferies’ Crossover Consumer Finance Summit at The New York Palace in New York City. For those interested in having a meeting with Medallion Financial, please contact your Jefferies representative.
If there is an interest to have a meeting with management outside of the conferences, please contact the Company’s Investor Relations Department.

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FINFROCK Receives Schwartz Innovation Award From Orlando Economic Partnership

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Apopka-based design-build firm FINFROCK has been chosen by the Orlando Economic Partnership as the Schwartz Innovation Award recipient for 2019. The Schwartz Innovation award was named after the late William C. Schwartz, a pioneer within the field of laser technology, who was awarded an honorary doctorate in Engineering Science by the University of Central Florida and made numerous contributions to advancing technology in the Central Florida region. The Orlando Economic Partnership honors William Schwartz by recognizing companies that have successfully created, developed and implemented innovative products, ideas, and processes, that contribute to the Orlando region’s competitiveness.FINFROCK, a vertically integrated, single-source design-builder which allows owners to buy a building as a product rather than a series of services, will receive this year’s Schwartz Innovation Award. FINFROCK is known for its breakthroughs in technology solutions that increase efficiency, productivity and profitability of precast/prestressed concrete manufacturers. The company’s proprietary DualDeck® building system, as well as its innovative 3D modeling and product tracking software and implementation of laser technology for greater dimensional accuracy and improved productivity have positioned the company as a construction industry disruptor. FINFROCK is the only construction company to have received this award, which has previously been awarded to companies in a wide range of industries, including electronic circuit manufacturing and special materials-science to defense war-game simulation.FINFROCK is also one of Central Florida’s largest employers and has more than quadrupled in size in the past three years, with a robust portfolio of commercial buildings in the hotel, student housing, multifamily residential, mixed-use and office sectors.

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28th Annual Healthcare Conference

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Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGEN) announced today that management will present at the Credit Suisse 28th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 10:20 a.m. Mountain Time. The presentation will be webcast live and available for replay from Seattle Genetics’ website at http://www.seattlegenetics.com in the Investors section.
Seattle Genetics, Inc. is an emerging multi-product, global biotechnology company that develops and commercializes transformative therapies targeting cancer to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin) utilizes the Company’s industry-leading antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) technology and is currently approved for the treatment of multiple CD30-expressing lymphomas. Beyond ADCETRIS, the Company has established a pipeline of novel targeted therapies at various stages of clinical testing, including three in ongoing pivotal trials for solid tumors. Enfortumab vedotin for metastatic urothelial cancer, that is currently being reviewed for approval by the FDA, and tisotumab vedotin for metastatic cervical cancer utilize our proprietary ADC technology. Tucatinib, a small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor, is in clinical trials for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer and metastatic colorectal cancer. In addition, we are leveraging our expertise in empowered antibodies to build a portfolio of proprietary immuno-oncology agents in clinical trials targeting hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. The Company is headquartered in Bothell, Washington, and has a European office in Switzerland. For more information on our robust pipeline, visit http://www.seattlegenetics.com and follow @SeattleGenetics on Twitter.

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“En La Mañana” National Morning News Program To Debut on EstrellaTV

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EstrellaTV, a leading Hispanic television network in the U.S., announced today the premiere of its new national morning news program “En La Mañana.” Slated to debut on Friday, November 8, 2019 a day after the network’s biggest music awards show Premios de la Radio 2019, “En La Mañana” is a live two-hour morning news program that will feature current national and international events, as well as entertainment and sports news in a light, fast-paced and upbeat format.The two-hour news program will air nationally M-F 7A-9A (6A-8A CST) and will be hosted by Rosy Martell, Carolina Sulbaran and Carolina Pereira. The program will be broadcast live from EstrellaTV’s Dallas television studios.Martell is a seasoned journalist who began her broadcasting career in 2002 in her native Mexico. She has worked for major national networks such as TV Azteca and Azteca America where she anchored national programs such as Para Todos and Al Extremo, respectively. She also reported hard news and worked on special assignments for Televanta in 2010 for Radio y Television Mexiquense. For Azteca America she had the opportunity of co-hosting Asesinos Seriales and also sat at the anchor desk for Noticiero Azteca in San Francisco, California. In 2013 she worked for EstrellaTV’s Los Angeles flagship station KRCA-62 where she served as a weather and sports anchor. More recently, Martell worked for Nación ESPN and since 2016 was part of Fox Sports Mexico as host for Central Fox.Sulbaran began her broadcasting career in radio in 2004 in her native Venezuela as the host of Sinflash, a national news and entertainment magazine show for Planeta 105.3 FM Radio. Soon after, she made her move to television and worked as a field reporter for Canal de Noticias and later as anchor of a daily morning news show. In 2013, she began her career at Globovision, where she served in various capacities, including host and producer of DeMentes Veloces, an entertainment news magazine show.
Following her work at Globovision, Sulbaran worked for Venevision in 2016 as the first female anchor for Estrenos y Estrellas, and also the network’s national news desk for Noticiero Venevision. During this time, she concurrently worked as a morning radio host for a nationally syndicated show on Pop 105.9 FM, and also as DirecTV’s official spokesperson. Sulbaran holds a BA in Audio Visual Journalism from Universidad Santa Maria, and a Master of Science in Radio Broadcasting from Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Pereira is a Venezuelan journalist who spearheaded her broadcasting career in 2001 at Venezuela’s Globovision, where she served in various capacities that ranged from assignment desk editor, producer and field reporter, to news anchor and host of news magazine Primera Página. Pereira holds a BA in Audio Visual Communications from Universidad Santa Maria and master program studies in political science from Universidad Simon Bolivar. In 2006, she went on to work as a radio host for Universidad Central de Venezuela, where she later served as a speech communications faculty member for twelve years.

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TTP Ventus Introduces New High-performance Micropumps for Medical and Life Science Markets

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TTP Ventus Ltd, a manufacturer of high-performance, silent micropumps for medical and life science markets, has announced the introduction of a range of new pumps that extend performance, delivering higher flow rates, higher pressures, and longer lifetimes. This opens up new product innovation possibilities for applications including microfluidics research, medical diagnostics, therapeutic devices and wearables.Among the pumps to be displayed at COMPAMED, the new HP Series has been designed for applications requiring high pressure, with the first model delivering in excess of 800 mBar, doubling what was available with previous models. The ability to generate such high pressures from a small, controllable, and non-pulsatile pump opens up exciting opportunities in microfluidics, particularly in so-called pressure-driven-flow or air-over-liquid systems. By moving the pump close to where the pressure or vacuum is needed, system complexity and size can be reduced significantly.The new LT Series was developed for applications requiring long lifetimes, typically 5,000 hours or more. These models offer increased pneumatic performance combined with long lifetime. TTP Ventus plans to extend pump lifetime even further in the near future, and expects to announce its first 10,000-hour pump in 2020. In addition to these offerings, TTP Ventus has extended its BL and XP Series with four additional pumps. These provide increased flow rates of up to 2.1 litres per minute, enabling faster inflation with blood pressure cuffs or therapeutic cushions for example. The new pumps maintain the small size and silent operation of existing models, enabling discrete, wearable products which were not previously possible. Their increased efficiency is valuable for battery-powered products, while precise controllability means that components such as proportional valves can be made redundant.

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AVEO Oncology Announces Regulatory Update for Tivozanib in Renal Cell Carcinoma

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AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ: AVEO) today provided a regulatory update following a meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss results from the August 2019 overall survival (OS) analysis of the TIVO-3 trial and the Company’s proposal to proceed with a New Drug Application (NDA) for tivozanib.The Company previously announced that the TIVO-3 trial met its primary endpoint of demonstrating a significant improvement in PFS. The study also demonstrated a significant improvement in the secondary endpoint of overall response rate. The August 2019 analysis of the secondary endpoint of OS was the second prespecified interim OS analysis of the TIVO-3 trial, and showed an updated OS hazard ratio (HR) of 0.99 at two years from the last patient enrolled in the study.In the FDA’s preliminary feedback, based on its assessment of the totality of evidence presented to date, the FDA recommended that the Company not submit an NDA at this time. The FDA stated that it remained concerned about the results of TIVO-3 in the context of the overall development of tivozanib. The FDA noted that the Company’s current interim OS results do not abrogate the FDA’s concerns over detriment and that those results may worsen with final analysis at 263 events, and that the median OS for tivozanib is worse than that of sorafenib.In view of the changing first-line treatment landscape as well as the FDA’s continued concerns, the Company informed the FDA that it intends to narrow its proposed indication to relapsed/refractory RCC. At the meeting, the FDA acknowledged AVEO’s responses and reiterated its concerns about the survival information and the totality of data. The FDA noted that the choice to submit the data is the Company’s, and that a discussion with the Oncologic Drug Advisory Committee will likely be required. The FDA said that if AVEO wishes to proceed with a revised OS analysis in June 2020, AVEO should submit an updated statistical analysis plan (SAP) with a planned OS update based on the projected number of events at that time.AVEO intends to submit to the FDA an update to the SAP for the final OS analysis consistent with these discussions, followed by an NDA submission in the first quarter of 2020. AVEO expects to report the final OS analysis in June 2020 based on a May 1, 2020 cutoff, at which point the Company estimates that the study will have reached approximately 263 OS events, as discussed with the FDA. The FDA and the Company agreed that if the final analysis yields an OS HR above 1.00, the Company will withdraw its NDA application.

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Fourth Annual 2019 Hawaii Payments University

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ACH Alert, an award-winning provider of electronic payments fraud prevention technology for financial institutions of all sizes, announced it is attending the 2019 Hawaii Payments University & Fraud Day for the second year, taking place November 5-7 in Honolulu. The conference is hosted by PacPay, Federal Reserve Bank and PAR/WACHA.Payments University is an intense, collegiate-style learning environment structured to provide holistic, concentrated payments education. The multi-track agenda provides targeted education through fundamental and advanced courses for both new and seasoned industry veterans, designed to allow participants to choose which sessions to attend based on desired topics. During the conference, Deborah Peace, CEO of ACH Alert, will participate in Fraud Day by leading the session, Combatting Fraud: The Role of Voice Biometrics in Your Layered Security Program. Peace will also help moderate the interactive session, Advanced Exception Handling and Case Studies, to focus on challenges facing the employees and call centers managing ACH processing. Lastly, Peace will take part in the Payments Risk Management session to explore different kinds of risk each payment channel presents and offer solutions for managing those risks.

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Dublin City University (DCU) Becomes the First European University to Partner With Global Learning Services Enterprise InStride

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Dublin City University (DCU) today announced its partnership with global online learning services enterprise InStride. InStride enables employees of multinational companies to access educational opportunities and earn degrees from prestigious universities around the world. DCU is InStride’s first European partner.
This partnership reflects the changing nature of education, in particular a shift towards online study and the university’s commitment to lifelong learning. DCU is joining InStride’s rapidly expanding network of university partners in the United States, Mexico and Australia.Employees of companies that partner with InStride can access online degree programmes from their network of universities. An important catalyst for launching InStride was the success of corporate partnerships such as the Starbucks College Achievement Plan with Arizona State University (ASU), as well as similar partnerships with Adidas and Uber. InStride has initiated additional partnerships with companies such as Aramark (owner of Irish retailer Avoca) and others to design strategic education programs that help companies better address their human capital needs.Prof. Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, said, “In a rapidly changing world, the need for in-work upskilling has never been clearer. DCU has a proven track record of providing industry-responsive programmes that address emerging skills gaps. We are also leaders in the online learning space, making DCU an ideal partner for InStride.”Vivek Sharma, CEO of InStride, said, “InStride is proud to establish a relationship with Dublin City University and President MacCraith as our first university in Europe. Our corporate partners have global workforces who need additional education at high-quality institutions such as DCU. To lead a global transformative education movement focused on achieving social impact, it’s essential to have an innovative university like DCU as an integral part of our university network.”

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Inaugural TechVision Research Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 novembre 2019

Radiant Logic is proud to be a premier-level sponsor of Chrysalis, the first TechVision Research conference, happening November 11-14, 2019 in San Diego. The conference aims to address the most relevant, pressing challenges facing today’s digital enterprise based on an attendee-driven agenda. As the leading provider of the federated identity and directory service (FID), Radiant Logic looks forward to participating in conversations about simplifying, streamlining, and modernizing the way identity is managed in today’s Fortune 1000 enterprises.According to Gary Rowe, CEO and Founder of TechVision Research, “The goal of the conference is to improve the state of how the industry responds to the real needs of the enterprise; this is achieved by an honest discussion about the problems, future enterprise needs and designing the right path forward. We will work hard to educate, but also to get input, discuss issues, and work through solutions that provide attendees with practical insights and advice.” As a sponsor of this inaugural event, Radiant Logic is hosting a hospitality suite on the evening of Tuesday, November 12. In addition, Wade Ellery, Senior Solutions Architect at Radiant Logic, will present on a panel titled “Putting the IAM Pieces Together; Standards and Integration.” This panel session describes the key standards, architectural elements, governance models and integration tools and approaches needed to extend/integrate existing services while transitioning the foundation for the future.

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euNetworks Delivers New Critical Fibre Infrastructure in the UK and Ireland

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 novembre 2019

euNetworks Group Limited (“euNetworks”), a Western European bandwidth infrastructure company, today announced that it has undertaken a strategic investment, building critical internet infrastructure linking Dublin to London and Lowestoft. This state of the art, ultra high capacity duct and dark fibre system utilises new ultra low loss fibre to deliver the lowest cost per bit. That specification plus the unique routing of the system meets the needs of companies transporting multiple terabits of data traffic. Dublin via submarine cable to Southport, and then on to Manchester, London, and Lowestoft, directly connecting key data centres. This major investment in UK national infrastructure compliments euNetworks’ ongoing investment in Dublin, London and Manchester. It also delivers the first new subsea cable system (Rockabill) in the North Irish sea for some years.
euNetworks is focused on delivering high bandwidth data centre to data centre connectivity between and within cities in Europe. Super Highway 1 will support the ongoing investment by companies building out data centres in metropolitan areas, as well as expanding their presence in regions.Construction started in March 2019 and services will be delivered to customers in week commencing 25 November 2019. This new ultra low loss network is entirely new fibre deployment. It includes 1,000 kilometres of high fibre count cable, 340 new chambers, 239 new fibre joints, 2 new cable landing stations and 4 new ILA/PoP sites. The low loss fibre deployed on the terrestrial route is Corning SMF28 Ultra G657 fibre. Corning SMF28-ULL G654C has been used in the Rockabill subsea system.The new subsea cable has been optimised for lowest attenuation, with a subsea distance beach man hole to beach man hole of 221km. The route follows a historically established highly reliable subsea corridor, while being diverse from other live and planned systems. euNetworks worked with McMahon Design & Management Ltd (“MDM”) to undertake the subsea build, with MDM managing the development concept, permitting, licensing and cable lay. The shore end work at Portrane and then Southport was undertaken in July 2019 and the main lay cable works completed in early September 2019.

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Capco and Candela Labs Announce APAC Regional Partnership

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 novembre 2019

Capco, a leading technology and management consultancy dedicated to the financial services industry, and Candela Labs, a technology firm specializing in automation and digitalization solutions for insurance firms and banks, today announced a new strategic partnership.The partnership brings together Capco’s consulting and implementation expertise, and its delivery capabilities around business transformation and technology integration, with Candela Labs’ cloud-native suite of intelligent automation solutions for digital transformation for financial services firms. Capco and Candela Labs will work together to deliver digital transformation programs in a more agile, seamless and cost-effective way across the entire value chain of key business activities for financial services firms.

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Vifor Pharma Enters Into Commercial Collaboration in the US with Janssen

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Pharma today announced a commercial partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to jointly commercialize INVOKANA® (canagliflozin) in the US to treat DKD and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease.Nearly half of all patients with type 2 diabetes can expect to develop diabetic kidney disease which causes a high risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular disease. INVOKANA®is the only diabetes medicine indicated to slow the progression of diabetic nephropathy (also known as DKD) and reduce the risk of hospitalization for heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease. When added to current standard of care, INVOKANA® represents an important advancement in treatment options for this large and under-served patient population.INVOKANA® is already available in the US to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events and improve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Janssen submitted the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for INVOKANA® to treat diabetic kidney disease in patients with type 2 diabetes to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the Phase 3 CREDENCE (canagliflozin and Renal Events in Diabetes with Established Nephropathy Clinical Evaluation) study. The study was stopped early because it met the pre specified criteria for efficacy and demonstrated a 30 percent reduction in the risk of the primary composite endpoint, comprising end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), doubling of serum creatinine and renal or cardiovascular death. The FDA approved the new indication on 30 September 2019.Vifor Pharma’s dedicated nephrology salesforce in the US will promote INVOKANA® to nephrologists. This salesforce will be complemented by Janssen’s existing sales representatives and institutional representatives who have expertise in addressing internists, diabetologists, endocrinologists and cardiologists. The field medical teams of both companies will also be supporting this collaboration. Janssen will continue to lead marketing for INVOKANA®. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the agreement.

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