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Razer and Visa Announce Partnership to Transform Payments in Southeast Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 25 giugno 2019

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, and Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, have announced a first of its kind partnership that will transform payments in the gaming industry by bringing the scale and reach of Visa’s global network to Razer Pay e-wallet users.The partnership will see Razer’s financial technology arm, Razer Fintech, join Visa’s fintech fast-track program, which is designed to make it easier for fintechs to access the global Visa payments network. Here, Razer Fintech and Visa will develop a virtual Visa prepaid solution to be embedded in the Razer Pay e-wallet, that will allow up to 60 million Razer users to make payments wherever Visa is accepted at 54 million merchant locations worldwide.Chris Clark, Regional President, Asia Pacific, Visa, said: “We are pleased to partner with such a forward-looking and innovative company that understands the value and importance of expanding access to digital payments. This announcement reaffirms Visa’s commitment to the fast-growing and digitally savvy Southeast Asia region. Together, Visa and Razer Fintech have the opportunity to transform the payments experience for not only the gaming community but many of Southeast Asia’s unbanked and underserved consumers as well.”
Min-Liang Tan, Co-Founder and CEO of Razer, said: “Razer Fintech is a core growth initiative for Razer as we continue to empower digital payments across emerging markets, starting from Southeast Asia. We are incredibly excited with the opportunities that this innovative payment solution serves to millions of consumers, connecting them to an extensive network of merchants globally. This partnership with Visa significantly extends Razer Fintech’s position as the largest offline-to-online digital payment network in the region.”

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O-RAN Alliance Shows Up At MWC Shanghai With Series Of Events

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 25 giugno 2019

The O-RAN Alliance continues its commitment to the development of open specifications and proof-of-concepts (POCs). At MWC Shanghai, O-RAN Alliance members will be showcasing six POCs.
The first demo, “O-RAN aligned RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) for Load Balancing,” showcases predictive load balancing using Smart Radio Fingerprint technology that provides opportunities for interoperability using O-RAN architecture interfaces and established industry elements. The solution enables the accurate redirection of UE attachment, optimized load balancing, and improved user experience.
The second demo, “AI empowered User Quality of Experience (QoE) via RIC,” showcases predictive user QoE enabled by machine learning micro services chained together to autonomously recognize traffic types in real-time, predict quality and provide closed-loop controls with network condition awareness, resulting in a consistent, high-quality 5G user experience.The third demo, “AI powered SON based on O-RAN architecture,” showcases automatic and dynamic configuration optimization through cell splitting and cell merging. The solution leverages AI/ML technology to provide closed loop network automation leading to significantly reduced manual operations.The fourth demo, “Configuration and Orchestration of the O-RAN framework,” showcases the integration of the 5G RAN with an orchestration framework enabling operational flexibility and efficiency at a significant reduction in operational expense.The fifth demo, “Sub 6GHz Open-reference design hardware,” showcases a live demo of white-box hardware supporting sub 6GHz indoor coverage deployment scenarios for both 4G and 5G. RAN hardware disaggregation, coupled with an open hardware reference design, enables flexible deployment options at a significant reduction in capital expense.
The sixth demo, “Open Software for 5G NR RAN,” showcases Open Centralized Unit (O-CU) and Open Distributed Unit (O-DU) software running on general-purpose hardware enabling a 5G NR sub-6 GHz small cell in Standalone (SA) Mode. RAN software disaggregation coupled with open software modules enable flexible deployment options at a significant reduction in capital expense.As a key part of O-RAN milestone events during MWC Shanghai, the O-RAN Alliance will hold its third symposium on June 25. Entitled “O-RAN Industry Forum,” the event, with themed sessions on “Intelligence” and “Openness” respectively, will feature keynote speeches from industry think tanks, O- RAN Alliance members and close industry partners. It is expected to have around 150 attendees and will present the latest progress from the O-RAN Alliance, collaboration with industry organizations, as well as new perspectives and viewpoints from invited speakers.

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Parexel Launches Enhanced Integrated Functional Service Provider Model

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 25 giugno 2019

Parexel, a leading provider of solutions to accelerate the development and delivery of innovative new therapies to market to improve world health, from Clinical through to Commercialization, today launched an enhanced integrated outsourcing delivery model for Functional Service Provider (FSP) services at the DIA 2019 Global Annual Meeting in San Diego. Parexel FSP reflects the company’s strategic focus on offering patient-focused customer solutions tailored to the changing needs of its biopharma customers, from full service to functional to a hybrid approach. Customers have access to multifunctional expertise and resources through a single point-of-contact while maintaining business continuity and productivity to drive efficiency, reduce complexity and accelerate time to market.“With functional services and related blended models representing a significant proportion of total clinical development spend today, biopharma companies need flexible and hybrid approaches to their outsourcing needs,” says Peyton Howell, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer. “Parexel is an FSP ideal partner, with a proven track record in connecting and delivering targeted needs with increased expertise across functional services and an ability to integrate seamlessly with our customers’ teams.”Parexel is a pioneer in the development and delivery of a wide range of FSP, full service and flexible clinical development services, with more than 1,400 projects delivered. “Parexel is able to further leverage our ExecuPharm and TMAC (The Medical Affairs Company) subsidiaries — well-respected companies providing functional outsourcing in the biopharma space — with our broader FSP offering to provide a comprehensive FSP and hybrid capability unmatched in our industry,” notes Ms. Howell. “For example, our ExecuPharm subsidiary provides biopharma customers with qualified professionals across functional areas, including clinical monitoring and study management. TMAC provides strategic and tactical solutions, including contract field based medical teams, medical science liaisons, medical information and medical affairs consulting.”

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UK, Japan commit to net zero emissions by 2050

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 giugno 2019

Two of the world’s largest economies, Japan and the United Kingdom, have announced that they are aiming for carbon neutrality by the middle of the century, as momentum gathers towards a wider commitment towards achieving net zero carbon emissions in industrialised nations.Japan is hosting this year’s meeting of the G20 group of nations, and its commitment has raised hopes that others will follow suit. France is pushing for the European Union to declare a similar goal ahead of a major UN climate summit in September.
Global emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise, despite rhetorical commitments by governments to reduce them. Currently, the combined carbon emission reductions proposed under nations’ Paris Agreement pledges are not sufficient to prevent global heating of 2ºC above pre-industrial levels, a threshold at which climate change is likely to have severe consequences.In the UK, the outgoing prime minister Theresa May laid legislation before parliament last week enshrining the net zero target in law.“Now is the time to go further and faster to safeguard the environment for our children. This country led the world in innovation during the Industrial Revolution, and now we must lead the world to a cleaner, greener form of growth,” May said. “Standing by is not an option. Reaching net zero by 2050 is an ambitious target, but it is crucial that we achieve it to ensure we protect our planet for future generations.”
In May, the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, an independent body established by the government, said that carbon neutrality by 2050 was achievable, if the country can shift to all-electric vehicles by 2035 and encourage the retrofitting of buildings for energy efficiency.Professor Phil Longhurst, head of the Centre for Climate and Environmental Protection at Cranfield University, said: “This is an important and achievable target but what we now need is a plan as to how meet this, otherwise there is a danger that the target will be missed. Which technologies are going to be invested in, which behaviours are we going to try and change and what innovations are we going to back?

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Agreement on Europzone budget is a step forward but more is needed to safeguard the Eurozone

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 giugno 2019

The European Council reached an agreement on the creation of a budget for the Eurozone. Sandro GOZI, President of the Union of European Federalists comments: “After many months of blockage and inaction, today’s agreement on the creation of a budget for the Eurozone is a small but important symbolical step forward. While the size of the budget is likely to be very small, the agreement of national governments that a common currency needs a common budget is a major breakthrough for the future development of the Eurozone architecture. When the next economic crisis hits, we need a tool on the European level to fight back, and it has been time that all Member States agreed to this principle.”“Unfortunately, President Macron’s proposals have been watered down in negotiations, leaving us with a less than ideal result. I fear that the current proposal risks not only being too small to counter a major crisis like in 2012 but also it duplicates parts of existing programmes instead of filling the gaps in the Eurozone architecture.”“Building on this proposal the new Commission should propose an additional budgetary capacity that is not part of the general EU budget and can be scaled up quickly when it is needed. Such a budget also should give the flexibility to spend the funds where and when it is needed and not be allocated to Member States over seven years according to their contributions. Time is running out to fix the roof while the sun is shining. Negotiations on the Eurozone budget need to be decoupled from the general EU budget and start focusing on building a real monetary and fiscal union before it is too late”, continues Sandro GOZI.

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Asteroid Day

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 giugno 2019

Scientists and scholars, astrophysicists and engineers, students and academics will gather next week in 192 countries to be part of Asteroid Day, the official United Nations’ day of awareness and education about asteroids. Asteroid Day is a program of the Asteroid Foundation, a Luxembourg nonprofit organization.Events for Asteroid Day’s fifth anniversary will focus on the role of asteroids in the formation of our solar system and advances in technology to better detect, track and analyze asteroids and review our ability to deflect a rogue asteroid headed towards Earth. Asteroid Day events range from asteroid quizzes in a Dublin bar, to high-level discussions of policy and programs at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.
Asteroid Day was co-founded in 2014, by Dr. Brian May, astrophysicist and lead guitarist for “Queen”; B612 President, Danica Remy; Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and filmmaker Grig Richters. Asteroid Day is held on and around 30 June each year to mark Earth’s largest asteroid impact in recorded history, the Siberia Tunguska event. In 2016, Asteroid Day was declared by the United Nations as a global day of education to raise awareness about asteroids opportunities and risks and in 2016 Asteroid Day formed Asteroid Foundation to be its headquarters in Luxembourg, with support from the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy. Global partners include: Association of Space Explorers, B612, ESA, OHB SE, SES, BCE, EC GROUP, and Luxembourg Space Agency. Asteroid Day Gala sponsors in 2019 include Tito’s Homemade Vodka, Luxaviation, SnT, and Banque Internationale à Luxembourg.

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The Launch of Phytonadione Injectable Emulsion USP

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 giugno 2019

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (BSE: 500124, NSE: DRREDDY, NYSE: RDY, along with its subsidiaries together referred to as “Dr. Reddy’s”) today announced the launch of Phytonadione Injectable Emulsion USP, 10 mg/ml Single-Dose Ampules, a therapeutic equivalent generic version of Vitamin K1 (Phytonadione) Injectable Emulsion USP, 10 mg/ml, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).“We’re pleased to bring this product to market for the customers and patients who will benefit from access to this medicine and who have in the past experienced supply disruptions in the market place,” explains Marc Kikuchi, Chief Executive Officer, North America Generics, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. “This is a great addition to our injectable offering in the U.S. market as we continue to augment our portfolio to drive growth for the Global Hospitals segment.” The Vitamin K1 (Phytonadione) for Injectable Emulsion USP, 10 mg/ml brand and generic had combined U.S. sales of approximately $46.6 million MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in April 2019 according to IQVIA Health*.Dr. Reddy’s Phytonadione Injectable Emulsion USP, 10 mg/ml Single-Dose Ampules is available in 1 mL Ampule containing 10 mg/mL of Phytonadione.

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Civilization Ventures Announces Portfolio Exit with Acquisition of Singular Bio by Invitae

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 giugno 2019

Singular Bio, Inc. (“Singular Bio”) is a privately held company developing single molecule detection technology to enable lower costs and expanded use of high-quality, cell-free DNA analysis, initially for application in non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS).
Invitae, Inc. is a medical genetics company whose mission is to bring comprehensive genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare for billions of people.
Civilization Ventures is a deep tech venture capital firm that has backed dozens of innovative private companies since its inception in 2017, including Singular Bio and Rocket Pharma (NASDAQ: RCKT)
Civilization Ventures is announcing its second portfolio exit in its third year of operations with the acquisition of Singular Bio, a private company developing novel technology for single molecule analysis of DNA, by Invitae, Inc. (NYSE: NVTA), a publicly traded company at the forefront of the genomics revolution.”We are excited to have supported Singular Bio and its visionary founders at a critical stage of their development as they pursued their mission to expand access to high-quality genetic testing through their breakthrough platform,” said Shahram Seyedin-Noor, founder and General Partner of Civilization Ventures. Singular Bio has developed a technology that provides single molecule analysis of a patient’s DNA, giving exquisite sensitivity for detecting many common conditions.“Shahram has been an invaluable partner and investor in our business,” said Dr. Hywel Jones, co-founder and CEO of Singular Bio. “I first met Shahram when he was founding CFO and head of Corporate Development at NextBio – which was acquired by Illumina – and he has been a key business partner ever since.”Civilization Ventures was founded in 2017 by serial entrepreneur Shahram Seyedin-Noor to invest in transformative technologies across healthcare and biology. Prior to forming the fund, Shahram was co-founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Business Officer of Rgenix, a clinical-stage cancer therapeutics company. Civilization VC has been listed by Silicon Valley Bank as one of the most prolific investors in diagnostics in its Trends in Healthcare Investments and Exits 2018 report.

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Turchia: Rojc (Pd), bene tenuta sistema democratico

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

“L’elezione di Imamoglu è una buona notizia per tutti, anche per lo stesso Erdogan. Oggi infatti abbiamo avuto la conferma che il sistema democratico in Turchia sta tenendo e questo è un fatto importantissimo”. Lo ha affermato la senatrice Tatjana Rojc (Pd) membro della commissione Difesa a Palazzo Madama, commentando l’elezione di Ekrem Imamoglu, candidato espressione dell’opposizione a Erdogan a sindaco di Istanbul.
Per Rojc “la Turchia è un Paese la cui vocazione geopolitica è garantire stabilità in un’area strategica e delicatissima, e il mantenimento di una vera dialettica democratica è garanzia di equilibrio e possibilità di relazioni internazionali più distese. Ora starà naturalmente a tutti i protagonisti delle forze politiche turche gestire il futuro”.

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Ms. Louisa Mojela to Speak on Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability at Parliament of the United Kingdom

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

Halo Labs Inc. (“Halo” or the “Company”) (NEO: HALO, OTCQX: AGEEF, Germany: A9KN) is pleased to announce that Ms. Louisa Mojela, proposed chairman of Halo and founder and executive chair of Women Investment Portfolio Holdings, will speak on a panel at the European Global Cannabis Partnership launch at the House of Commons on Monday June 24th from 18:40-20:15. Ms. Mojela is a panelist on the Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability panel that will explore the newly-developing European cannabis industry and the unique opportunity to serve as a model for social and environmental sustainability. She will join Ronnie Cowan, MP- House of Commons, among other renowned speakers. The European launch of the Global Cannabis Partnership is being run by Hanway Associates as part of Cannabis Europa sponsored also by Prohibition Partners.

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Great Western Bancorp, Inc. to Purchase Trust Assets of Independent Bank

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

Great Western Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: GWB), announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase and assume the management of the trust assets of Independent Bank acquired through its acquisition of Guaranty Bank and Trust Company in Colorado. Independent Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Independent Bank Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBTX). The transaction is expected to close in October 2019.As of March 31, 2019, Independent Bank’s Trust Department located in Colorado had approximately $311.7 million in assets held in fiduciary or agency capacities. Jane Cox, the Senior Vice President and Senior Trust Manager of Independent Bank’s Trust Department, has agreed to join Great Western Bank upon completion of the transaction, together with several other trust department employees. As of March 31, 2019, Great Western Bank had approximately $1.3 billion in assets under administration.”We are excited to welcome customers from Independent Bank’s Trust Department and to provide them with the same excellent level of performance and attention to which they are accustomed. With a combined $1.6 billion trust business, we will offer a compelling combination of sophistication and personal service,” said Ken Karels, CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Great Western Bank.

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Guaranty Bank & Trust Opens Newest Houston Location in the Galleria Area

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

Guaranty Bancshares, Inc., (NASDAQ: GNTY), the parent company of Guaranty Bank & Trust, N.A., today announced its thirty-first banking location at 1455 West Loop South in the Galleria area of Houston. The bank received regulatory approval from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to operate a full-service banking location. This location is expected to open in the third quarter of this year.Ty Abston, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Opening this new location in the dynamic Galleria area is a first step in our long-term strategy in the Houston region. With this addition, we will continue to build out our banking team as well as relocate some of our existing team.”
Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company that conducts commercial banking activities through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Guaranty Bank & Trust, N.A. As one of the oldest regional community banks in Texas, Guaranty Bank & Trust provides its customers with a full array of relationship-driven commercial and consumer banking products and services, as well as mortgage, trust, and wealth management services. Guaranty Bank & Trust has 30 banking locations across 24 Texas communities located within the East Texas, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Houston, and Central Texas regions of the state. As of March 31, 2019, Guaranty had total assets of $2.3 billion, total loans of $1.7 billion, and total deposits of $2.0 billion. Visit http://www.gnty.com for more information.

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Parts Town Cracks Top 20 in Crain’s Chicago Business “Fast 50”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

Crain’s Chicago Business announced that Parts Town, a leading parts distributor in the foodservice equipment market, has been named a 2019 Fast 50 honoree, ranking 18, up eight spots from their 2018 appearance. Parts Town was also listed within the Top 10 for Most Local Employees within the Chicagoland business community. Since 2007, this honor gives attention to Chicago metro businesses with impressive and “astronomical” five-year revenue growth. Parts Town reports $534 million in revenue in 2018, a 27% increase in one year and an 84% increase since 2013. In addition to high revenue growth, the company is rapidly expanding its team member count and facility size. In the next month, Parts Town will put the finishing touches on expanded automation technology in its 300,000-square-foot distribution center and office space at its Addison headquarters. The “Parts Wranglers,” as the distribution team members are known, help the company ship foodservice equipment parts to all 50 states and more than 200 countries.“Our culture remains our most significant competitive advantage. We have an amazing team that demonstrates our core values every day, which allows us to innovate rapidly to serve our partners,” said Parts Town CEO Steve Snower. “We are excited for another year of high growth ahead as we continue to invest in our business, our team and our community.”
Known for its integrity and innovation, Parts Town launched its Serial Number Lookup tool in January 2019. It uses model serial number level detail from a variety of foodservice equipment manufacturers to create a more precise search and order process for buying replacement parts for commercial kitchen equipment. The tool provides a seamless experience for Parts Town customers, and manufacturers benefit by increased OEM parts sales, higher equipment uptime and fewer technical support calls. The company’s mobile app has also seen more than 98,000 downloads since its launch in 2008.This year’s award marks the seventh time Parts Town has received this honor. To be eligible for the award, companies must be at least six years old, have had at least $15 million in revenue in 2018 and be headquartered in the seven-county Chicago area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake (Ill.), Lake (Ind.), McHenry and Will counties). The publication selects and ranks honorees by comparing revenues over a five-year growth period, enabling them to gauge which industries are continually growing and which companies are emerging as the region’s front-runners.
Rankings for the 50 honorees were unveiled at the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 luncheon on June 21. Honorees will be featured in a special section of Crain’s Chicago Business on June 24.

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AGCO Introduces Next-Generation Telemetry Solution in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment introduces AGCO Connect, the next generation telemetry solution for North American customers and dealers to improve productivity, efficiency, and profitability. Under AGCO’s Fuse® smart farming division, AGCO Connect was released in Europe in 2018 and will launch in North America at the 2019 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., August 27 – 29.AGCO Connect allows customers and dealers to connect their AGCO mixed fleet under one simple and easy to use platform from anywhere, at any time. Customers can see the current status of their machines and how their machines have been performing in terms of fuel levels and consumption rates, engine hours and time to service, and current and historical positioning – all communicated over a secure data platform. The benefits include logistics management, remote accessibility, and more informed decision making abilities.
Dealers have a selection of tools to enable proactive and insightful service delivery, such as diagnostic support features, to help with planning and forecasting service support for customers. Dealers also have an overview of machine activity, including service requirements, error codes, machine and owner information, and the ability to assist with remote diagnostics, allowing customer support to begin quickly and remotely.A unique feature of AGCO Connect lets customers and dealers personalize their Connect application by choosing a preferred brand, including AGCO Connect, Challenger® Connect, Fendt® Connect, and MF Connect. Regardless of the brand application, all users will receive the same data depending on the customer or dealer interface.A free one-year subscription is available to current high horsepower equipment owners, with new owners receiving a three-year subscription. A three-year subscription is available for new application equipment owners, with more models eligible for subscriptions to follow.This smart farming solution is a direct outcome of AGCO’s goal of a fully connected fleet that allows customers to track and optimize individual machine and fleet performance, and dealers to support customers faster and better, reducing machine downtime.With this latest telemetry offering, customers and dealers are well-positioned to maximize their opportunities to be more efficient, empowering our customers to focus on what they love—farming.
https://get.agcoconnect.com/

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49th Annual Architectural Awards

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

The Los Angeles Business Council today celebrated the winners of its 49th Annual Architectural Awards, honoring projects that bring people together and foster collaborative, memorable experiences among Angelenos. From a competitive pool of hundreds of submissions in 23 design categories, winning projects ran the gamut, from urban micro-living units to beachfront hotels.“The 2019 Architectural Awards was our most exceptional yet with world-class entries and designs that push boundaries and create spaces that foster connection and community,” said Mary Leslie, President of LABC. “This year’s award winners exemplify how architecture can elicit joy, enhance social interaction, promote meaningful experiences and provide essential housing.”More than 650 leading architects, designers, building owners, developers and city officials gathered at the awards ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton. Winners were selected by a jury panel of industry experts co-chaired by Leo Marmol, Marmol Radziner, Jan Karl, Morley Builders, Saundra Price, W.E. O’Neil and Joe Detuno, Detuno Consulting. The keynote was delivered by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, who is making his mark on Los Angeles with the new Audrey Irmas Pavilion and the The Plaza at Santa Monica.This year’s grand prize winner, the groundbreaking LAFC Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park, was built entirely around the fan experience, with team executives soliciting ideas directly from soccer fans as part of the design process. The Architectural Awards also honored international delegations from Mexico City, Mexico, Auckland, New Zealand, and Guangzhou, China for architectural achievements within their home countries. This year’s Los Angeles & Mexico Sustainable Real Estate Award winner was the Montage Los Cabos, in recognition of the growing alliance in international trade, education and business between the sister cities of Los Angeles and Mexico City.
http://www.labusinesscouncil.org.

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Annual SHRM Conference for Second Consecutive Year

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

Maestro Health™, a leading all-in employee health and benefits company, is pleased to announce that Chief Human Resources and Chief Compliance Officer Sheryl Simmons has been selected by the Society of Human Resources to present at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition. Simmons’ session, entitled “A Journey Through the Future of Healthcare – First Stop: HR and Analytics,” is scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2019. In her presentation, attendees can expect to learn:
How organizations can nurture a culture of empowerment by leveraging continuous employee/employer touchpoints, from onboarding to biometric screenings.
How access to these employee interactions personalizes healthcare, increases engagement, creates better outcomes and in turn decreases employer costs.
How to apply data from employee interaction points to make better decisions when it comes to employee health and benefits.How to motivate employees to make the best choices for their personal health, arming employers with invaluable insights into the true health of their workforce.
Each year, SHRM hosts its Annual Conference & Exposition to provide HR professionals with the tools and resources to implement successful HR practices.

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New Product Expo September 26-27 at Arlington International Racecourse

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

GS Media & Events, promoters of multi-dealer RV & outdoor lifestyle shows, today announced they will host a New Product Expo preceding their upcoming Buy! Buy! Derby RV Sale in September. The Product Expo offers vendors, entrepreneurs and suppliers of innovative and new products to the RV and outdoor lifestyle market; including hunting, fishing and marine categories, the opportunity to present their products to a team of merchandise buyers and for their products to possibly be offered at over 200 Camping World and Gander Outdoors retail stores nationwide and sold on CampingWorld.com, GanderOutdoors.com and Overtons.com.”The objective of our product expo is to create an efficient environment for vendors and suppliers to meet and communicate with our buyers,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World and Gander Outdoors and host of CNBC’s The Profit. “As we continue to grow our company throughout the United States, we are also growing our product offering and increasing our focus on finding fantastic innovative and unique products that our customers will love.” Held at the Arlington International Racecourse, at 2200 Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL, the Product Expo kicks off Thursday, September 26th from 9am-5pm and continues Friday, September 27th from 9am-12pm. Merchandise buyers will be on-site to explore many of the trends and new product opportunities being offered by established and emerging vendors. Selected product ideas will be reviewed for innovation, growth potential, design, and readiness to go-to-market. The Product Expo is free and open to all vendors, including close out products, suppliers and manufacturers that have registered to attend. More information, including the event agenda, is available here.

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9th annual health information technology (IT)

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

Ilana Graetz, PhD, will serve as the special guest editor of the 9th annual health information technology (IT) issue of The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), which will be published in January 2020.Graetz is an associate professor of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Her research leverages health IT to better understand how care is delivered and to improve patient outcomes. As principal investigator and co-investigator on several federally and institutionally funded studies, her research spans multiple aspects of health IT, including data analytics, the role of electronic health records in care quality and coordination, and the design of app-based interventions to improve patient–provider communication, treatment adherence, and outcomes.She also serves as the principal investigator of two studies funded by the National Cancer Institute aimed at improving outcomes and reducing racial disparities in treatment and outcomes for women with breast cancer.“Health IT applications can promote care safety and quality, connect clinicians with each other and with patients, and increase patient engagement,” said Graetz. “I am excited to work with AJMC® to highlight exciting new research on health IT.” In 2017, Graetz was the winner of AJMC®’s “Seema S. Sonnad Emerging Leader in Managed Care Research Award,” an annual award that recognizes and encourages early career achievements in the field of managed care.

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Fifth Third and CommonBond Help Enable Students and Families to Finance College

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

It’s that time of year when college students and their families are looking at ways to help pay for school, and Fifth Third Bank has a solution. Through CommonBond, a leading financial technology company, Fifth Third Bank is offering its customers a new way to finance their education and save money on college loans.Fifth Third has worked with CommonBond during the past year to offer its customers refinancing options for student loans. As the cost of college continues to grow, Fifth Third customers can fund higher education through CommonBond’s competitive rates, simple application, and award-winning customer care. While Fifth Third itself doesn’t finance college loans, it now will send customers to CommonBond to help finance college.“Private student loans can play an important role in enabling access to higher education,” said Tom Bohache, head of education finance for Fifth Third Bancorp. “Fifth Third is proud to offer our customers an industry-leading product and experience with CommonBond.”CommonBond finances and refinances student loans, and works with businesses to help their employees pay off student loans.

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Swarm64 Improves Elastic Scalability for PostgreSQL

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

Swarm64 (swarm64.com), the leader in hardware-accelerator solutions for the PostgreSQL open source database, today announced the availability of a free, open source extension to PostgreSQL that enables better scaling and performance for analytics (OLAP) applications. The elastic, parallel scaling extension runs on standard server hardware or servers that are accelerated by FPGA boards.Elastic scalability allows database operators to increase or decrease the amount of hardware on which the database runs in order to meet surges or growth in data or user activity. Previously, the only way to achieve this was through cloud services like Amazon Aurora, or via custom PostgreSQL forks. The new open source patch enables elastic scaling with parallel query processing on standard, freely available, PostgreSQL.“PostgreSQL is among the most widely used databases in the world, and we are responding to users seeking new ways to make it an even better fit for analytics,” said Thomas Richter, CEO of Swarm64. “At Swarm64 we are parallel processing experts, and are excited about freeing PostgreSQL users from costly or non-standard scalability solutions with our new software.”

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