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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 244

Archive for 14 dicembre 2019

Rule of law: MEPs met with Council Presidency before Hungary hearing

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Civil Liberties Committee representatives took stock of latest developments and condemned the Council’s failure to ensure Parliament’s formal participation in the process.Key elements from Parliament’s reasoned proposal of 2018 and recent developments on democracy, rule of law and European values in Hungary were discussed during an informal meeting between Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) and Council representatives early on 10 December, in preparation of the General Affairs Council of the same day. Parliament was represented by Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield (Greens, FR), rapporteur for the EP proposal to determine whether Hungary is at risk of breaching EU values, and Sophie in’t Veld (Renew, NL), Chair of the Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental rights Monitoring Group (DRFMG). The two MEPs praised the efforts of the Finnish Presidency in relation to rule of law issues and welcomed the initiative to meet. However, they reiterated that Parliament, having exercised its right of initiative under Article 7 of the Treaty of the European Union, has the right to be heard in a formal meeting of the Council, and its prerogatives as provided by the Treaties should be respected.

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DWCC Expands its Market Presence in Asia Pacific with the Acquisition of Hot Source Marketing

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DWCC Ltd. today announced the acquisition of Hot Source Marketing in a move which will further accelerate their growth in the rapidly developing Asia Pacific enterprise cloud market.Having worked together as partners for more than 6 years, DWCC are bringing Hot Source Marketing’s local market experience into their organisation with the creation of DWCC’s new Australian entity.“DWCC have been engaged in the APAC enterprise market for several years,” said Craig Hooper, Managing Director of DWCC, “the maturing of Enterprise cloud providers in the region has driven a 50% year on year growth of the cloud and DevOps markets. The demand for our in-region sales enablement services is increasing, as such we needed to secure and integrate the best talent available. Andy and his team built a great company with deep regional connections and over the course of our extended relationship we have developed great cultural synergies, bringing them into the DWCC family was an easy decision to make.”

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“Global Commercial Telematics Market – Procurement Intelligence Report”

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Global Commercial Telematics Market provides up-to-date information about market shifts and potential risks, as well as in-depth knowledge of products and services, which can help in planning and in executing category management activities. It focuses on the cost-saving aspects of procurement and on providing insights that can lead to optimization of category spend.Commercial telematics refers to the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics to send, receive, and store data related to remote objects/entities such as vehicles. The spend momentum of this market will be attributed to the increasing demand for advanced telematics solutions in electric vehicles to increase passenger safety and to assist drivers.The report provides actionable insights to improve source-to-contract cycle performance in the Global Commercial Telematics Market. It helps sourcing professionals formulate better category strategies, enhance savings, understand supplier and market challenges, and implement sourcing best practices.One of the procurement best practices for buyers is to assess the ability of the solution to cater to the customization need of the reports generated by telematics solutions. According to the report, one of the key growth contributors for the global commercial telematics market is the increasing demand for telematics solutions from the electric vehicle segment. Further, the report states that one of the key category management strategies for the buyers in the global commercial telematics market is the evaluation of TCO on factors such as innovation and quality.

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Singapore BIGO Technology Integrates Artificial Intelligence Into Communication Apps

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Leading technology company from Singapore BIGO Technology (BIGO), the holding company for popular new age communication platforms like Bigo Live (Live Streaming), Likee (Short-form Videos), and imo (Video Communication) has shared that they use Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a foundation to create a more engaging, world-class immersive experience for their users.
Bigo Live, the popular live broadcasting app allows users to share real-time experiences with their friends. The app also allows viewers to comment or send virtual gifts to their favorite broadcasters to show their support. Most of Bigo Live’s broadcasters use the platform to showcase their talents including dancing, singing, magic tricks and more. Bigo Live broadcasters can sometimes use this platform as a revenue source, transforming the virtual gifts sent in support by fans into cash.Likee, which has garnered popularity very quickly is a short-form video platform with unique features that allow users to do “magic” tricks like disappearing, change the color of their hair, apply different styles of makeup, take on a different character and use fun stickers to animate their videos. Likee won the Google Awards in 2017 for “Best App of the Year”, and is one of the “Most Downloaded Apps” in 2019.Together, these platforms service over 300 million active users on a monthly basis in more than 150 countries. In order to keep up with endless data being transmitted, AI is particularly important in deciphering, segregating, and analyzing large pockets of data, with key focus in the distinct areas of (1) Deepening user engagement, (2) Enhancing user experience, (3) Recommending feed to users, and (4) Ensuring a holistic and clean platform environment. With 509 technological patents awaiting approval and 105 approved patents under its belt, it is evident that BIGO’s central interest is a heavy investment in the area and the development of AI; ensuring that they stay ahead of the game.

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Aβ Blood Test for Detecting Early Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology

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C2N Diagnostics today announced that results from a study of the APTUS™-Aβ blood test showed high performance for identifying presence or absence of Alzheimer’s pathology in the brain. The APTUS™-Aβ blood test measures amyloid beta proteins from a single sample of blood. The study showed that this blood test reliably predicts the presence or absence of brain amyloid, an essential and early marker of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Tim West, Vice President of Research & Development for C2N Diagnostics reported the results as part of a Late Breaking Session at the 12th Annual CTAD conference, held Friday, December 6, 2019 in San Diego, CA.In the study, C2N applied the APTUS™-Aβ blood test to 415 samples previously collected from individuals enrolled at six different locations across the United States. Despite differences in how each of the sites previously collected and stored the blood samples, as well as how each site defined presence of amyloid in the brain, the results showed that the APTUS™-Aβ blood test yielded an area under the receiver operator curve (ROC-AUC) performance of 0.86. When the APTUS™-Aβ results were combined with age and presence of the ApoE4 gene, a known genetic risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease, the overall test performance increased to an AUC of 0.90.

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Raymond James 2019 Technology Investors Conference

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AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Wahid Nawabi will present at the Raymond James 2019 Technology Investors Conference in New York City on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:10 a.m. Eastern Time. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available in the Events and Presentations section of the AeroVironment website at http://investor.avinc.com/events.cfm. A replay of the webcast will be available for 90 days. AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty. Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, and serves defense, government, and commercial customers. For more information visit http://www.avinc.com.

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2019 Cyber Monday Best Sales Day in Company History

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StudentUniverse, the world’s leading travel booking service for students and youth, announced today its best Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend ever. Cyber Monday 2019 (December 2) was the company’s best sales day ever, beating last year’s record by 24%.
Cyber Monday was a record-breaking day in more than just sales. The company helped customers save a record amount on flights with 4,942 promo code uses (up 15% YOY) and $200K in extra discounts (up 37% YOY). The increase in sales, savings and promo codes for students is due in part to great offers from partnering airlines.Black Friday (November 29) should not be overlooked, either. This year’s Black Friday was the 3rd best sales day in company history, beating out even previous Cyber Monday records. It was also the most tickets sold on a day that’s not Cyber Monday (up 27% YOY).
With such a high volume of tickets booked on these days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great days to see trends in student bookings. Here’s what students are booking for 2020: 53% of the bookings were one-way flights. Students book one-way flights to increase flexibility while traveling. The most-frequently booked regions on Cyber Monday included domestic flights within the US (up 15% YOY), US to Europe flights (+36%), Intra-europe (+211% YOY) and US to Asia (up 17% YOY). Students love traveling with friends: over 750 users who booked on Cyber Monday purchased 8 or more tickets.

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NSTA Unveils List of the Best STEM Books for K-12 Students

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The National Science Teaching Association today announced its fourth annual list of “Best STEM Books K-12.” This list—selected by volunteer educators and assembled in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council—provides recommendations about the best trade books with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
“The 2020 list of Best K-12 STEM books cover a wonderfully diverse spectrum of STEM themes that engage, entertain, and inspire students,” said NSTA Executive Director Dr. David Evans. “We are delighted to bring increased attention to these outstanding books that help bolster reading comprehension skills while learning STEM content.” Members of the book review panel, made up of STEM educators and literacy professionals appointed by NSTA, selected 22 books for the list from approximately 322 submissions. The panel based their decision on their extensive knowledge and looked for the very best STEM books that they believed would inspire K-12 students. The list of winning titles includes topics that range from crayons to crash-test dummies. The Best K-12 Books is a joint venture between NSTA and the Children’s Book Council. In addition to the NSTA and CBC websites, the list will appear in the March issues of NSTA’s elementary, middle level, and high school journals for teachers.

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BioMed Realty Welcomes Amgen to Its Gateway of Pacific Campus

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BioMed Realty (“BioMed”), a leading real estate owner and operator for the life science industry, announced today that Amgen will occupy BioMed’s Gateway of Pacific campus in South San Francisco under a new long-term lease for 240,000 sq. ft. Founded in 1980 and headquartered in California, Amgen is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses. The new location will house Amgen’s Bay Area scientists and employees focused on cardiometabolic, inflammation and oncology research.
In addition to Amgen, BioMed recently announced significant leases with leading innovation companies, including: Apple Inc. for the entire 204,000 sq. ft. ground-up APEX development in San Diego’s premier University Towne Centre submarket, and Zymergen, a leading science and material innovation company, for 304,000 sq. ft. to relocate its headquarters to BioMed’s Emeryville Center of Innovation in the Bay Area.
BioMed now leases over 6.7 million sq. ft. of space to 130+ companies in California, including the landmark Gateway of Pacific campus located at the front entrance to South San Francisco’s life science hub. Gateway of Pacific is a state-of-the-art campus purpose-built to allow for mission critical life science research in a modern, amenity-rich environment, aimed to help BioMed’s clients attract and retain top talent. Two S&P 500 life science companies – AbbVie and Amgen – have leased a total of 720,000 sq. ft. at the campus.

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Caribou Coffee Looks to Medallia Experience Cloud

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Medallia, Inc. (NYSE: MDLA), the global leader in experience management, today announced that Caribou Coffee has selected Medallia Experience Cloud to further understand and improve the company’s overall employee experience. The 27-year old coffee company operates over 300 company-owned stores in the United States and will leverage Medallia to gain actionable insights into the employee journey and to deliver superior employee experiences.“At Caribou Coffee, our team’s voice is the most important voice in the organization. Nobody understands our successes and challenges like the employees who are up before dawn to serve our guests. There is nothing more impactful to an extraordinary guest experience than a Team Member who loves to be at work; and nothing more powerful than hearing what Team Members have to say and implementing their ideas. Caribou Coffee is proud to partner with Medallia to amplify the voice of our employees and invest in their growth,” said Molly Esmay, director of support operations for Caribou Coffee.

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Affirming its long-standing commitment to employee wellbeing

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Toshiba America Business Solutions today announces its compliance to the stringent ISO 45001 standard within its toner manufacturing facility in Mitchell, S.D.ISO 45001 is an occupational health and safety standard which follows other generic management system specifications including ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. National Standards Authority of Ireland certified Toshiba’s ISO 45001 compliance.Toshiba is also implementing many safety requirements extending beyond ISO 45001, which include:Personal protective equipment such as safety glasses for anyone entering the company’s toner manufacturing area. Hearing protection for those spending a least 30 minutes on the Toshiba shop floor Respirators for employees working with nanometer-size particles. “It is a compliment to the management and staff of Toshiba to demonstrate compliance in such a proactive manner,” said National Standards Authority of Ireland Chief Executive Officer Geraldine Larkin. “This shows incredible commitment to the safety and wellbeing of their employees.Toshiba’s toner manufacturing facility is the primary and longtime (33 years) global supplier of color toner for the company’s industry-recognized e-STUDIO™ copiers. The expansive 25-acre campus – producing more than 59,508 U.S. tons of toner – employs more than 100 people in the Mitchell area.

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Elevation Burger Debuts Impossible Burger and Dairy-Free Daiya Cheddar Style Slices Nationwide

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FAT (Fresh. Authentic. Tasty.) Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: FAT) (“FAT Brands” or the “Company”), parent company of Elevation Burger, known for serving 100% organic, grass-fed, free-range beef burgers and fresh fries cooked in heart-healthy olive oil, is pleased to announce all domestic locations across America will now carry the plant-based Impossible™ Burger as well as dairy-free Daiya Cheddar Style Slices.Elevation Burger’s nationwide launch of the Impossible Burger and dairy-free Daiya Cheddar Style Slices demonstrates the brand’s commitment to serving customers of all dietary preferences. The Impossible™ Burger handles, cooks and tastes like ground beef — but is made entirely from plants — while each Daiya Cheddar Style Slice delivers the same incredible melt and slight sharpness as dairy-based cheese that pairs perfectly with the Impossible™ Burger or any Elevation Burger for a dairy-free option.“We have seen the tremendous success of the Impossible Burger and of Daiya’s Cheddar Style Slices and recognize consumer demand within the plant-based and dairy-free space,” said FAT Brands CEO, Andy Wiederhorn. “This partnership was a natural fit that aligns with our brand pillars and we believe that these new menu items will provide consumers more ways to enjoy the delicious offerings of Elevation Burger.” by http://www.elevationburger.com.

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