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Fazzolari (FdI): grazie a FdI permesso di soggiorno ai venezuelani di origine italiana

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“Fratelli d’Italia ottiene una grandissima vittoria per il sostegno alla comunità italiana in Venezuela. Il Venezuela da anni vive una crisi politica, economica e sociale drammatica e migliaia di nostri connazionali, anche se di passaporto venezuelano, tentano di ottenere il riconoscimento della cittadinanza italiana per potersi trasferire in Italia e ricostruirsi una vita. Gente che non chiede aiuti, non pretende vitto e alloggio pagati, ma solo il diritto a tornare nella Patria dalla quale provengono loro e i loro genitori. Purtroppo finora l’Italia si è dimostrata più attenta e accogliente nei confronti di sedicenti profughi di ogni parte del mondo che non nei confronti di chi ha origini italiane, una assurdità che FdI ha sempre contestato. Oggi otteniamo una prima importante svolta grazie a due nostri emendamenti alla legge di Bilancio a mia firma”. Lo dichiara il senatore di Fratelli d’Italia, Giovanbattista Fazzolari, responsabile nazionale del programma di FdI.”Con l’emendamento 101.15 si riconosce il permesso di soggiorno ai venezuelani che hanno già fatto richiesta di cittadinanza italiana ma sono ancora in attesa di ottenere una risposta, che purtroppo a volte richiede anche anni. Con l’emendamento 101.16 si destinano 500 mila euro per potenziare proprio l’attività di riconoscimento delle pratiche di cittadinanza dei venezuelani. Un grande successo e una grande soddisfazione per chiunque creda nel valore della comunità nazionale e abbia a cuore le comunità italiane nel mondo” conclude il senatore Fazzolari.

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Eurobarometro: protezione dei diritti umani in cima alla lista dei valori UE

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Diritti umani, libertà di parola e parità di genere i valori europei da salvaguardare. Il 52% degli intervistati considera i cambiamenti climatici il problema ambientale più urgente Il 59% è a favore del fatto che il proprio paese sia membro dell’UE.
L’Eurobarometro pubblicato martedì ha chiesto ai cittadini anche quale questione politica dovrebbe essere affrontata come una priorità dal Parlamento.Tradizionalmente, l’Eurobarometro autunnale chiede ai cittadini quale questione politica debba essere affrontata in via prioritaria dal Parlamento europeo. Per quanto riguarda i valori europei, una chiara maggioranza dei cittadini vede la protezione dei diritti umani nel mondo (48%), la libertà di parola (38%), l’uguaglianza di genere (38%) e la solidarietà tra gli Stati membri dell’UE (33%) come i principali valori da preservare.Sebbene la classifica delle priorità mostri una variazione significativa tra i singoli Stati membri, per la prima volta il cambiamento climatico è in cima alla lista delle questioni importanti per i cittadini: quasi un terzo degli intervistati (32%) vuole che il Parlamento affronti la lotta ai cambiamenti climatici come priorità principale. La lotta contro la povertà e l’esclusione sociale (31%), la lotta al terrorismo (24%) e la lotta alla disoccupazione (24%) sono le altre materie indicate come prioritarie.Anche in Italia la lotta ai cambiamenti climatici è salita nella scala delle priorità da affrontare, affiancando al secondo posto la necessità di sviluppare una politica comune di immigrazione e integrazione (25%). Un risultato secondo solo alla lotta alla disoccupazione giovanile e all’impegno per raggiungere la piena occupazione nella UE, considerati prioritari per il 37% degli italiani.
Nel corso dell’ultimo anno, le manifestazioni per il clima guidate dai giovani hanno mobilitato milioni di cittadini nell’UE e nel mondo. I dati dell’Eurobarometro riflettono questo trend: la maggioranza assoluta degli intervistati (52%) considera i cambiamenti climatici il problema ambientale più urgente, seguito dall’inquinamento atmosferico (35%), dall’inquinamento marittimo (31%), dalla deforestazione (28%) e dalla crescente quantità di rifiuti (28%). Inoltre, quasi sei europei su dieci ritengono che le proteste guidate dai giovani abbiano contribuito – tanto a livello europeo quanto a livello nazionale – al varo di nuove misure per affrontare l’emergenza climatica.Sei europei su dieci (59%) sono a favore della partecipazione del proprio paese all’UE
Con quasi sei europei su dieci (59%) a favore dell’appartenenza del loro Paese all’Unione europea, il sostegno dei cittadini all’UE si mantiene elevato per il terzo anno consecutivo. I risultati del sondaggio condotto nell’ottobre 2019 mostrano anche un aumento del livello di soddisfazione per il modo in cui la democrazia funziona nell’Unione: il 52% (+3 punti) degli europei condivide questo sentimento, sottolineando positivamente l’influenza esercitata dalle recenti elezioni europee e dalla maggiore affluenza degli elettori nel processo elettorale.I cittadini vorrebbero che il Parlamento svolgesse un ruolo più incisivo: il 58% degli intervistati chiede infatti un’Assemblea più influente. Si tratta di un aumento di 7 punti percentuali dalla primavera del 2019, arrivando a toccare il risultato più elevato dal 2007.
Una grande maggioranza desidera maggiori informazioni sull’UE
Infine, L’Eurobarometro offre alcune indicazioni su quali tipo di informazioni relative all’UE potrebbero interessare di più i cittadini e su come questi ultimi potrebbero essere maggiormente coinvolti nell’elaborazione delle politiche dell’Unione. In totale, tre quarti degli europei (77%) vorrebbero ricevere maggiori informazioni sulle attività delle istituzioni europee. Le conseguenze concrete della legislazione dell’UE a livello locale, regionale e nazionale, nonché le attività del Parlamento europeo e dei suoi membri sono tra i settori più rilevanti per i cittadini.

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Green deal europeo: prime reazioni dei deputati

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I deputati europei hanno discusso il Green Deal europeo e la tabella di marcia verso un continente climaticamente neutrale con Ursula von der Leyen e Frans Timmermans. Dopo la recente dichiarazione del Parlamento europeo sull’emergenza climatica, la Presidente della Commissione von der Leyen ha presentato, mercoledì in Plenaria a Bruxelles, le proposte dell’Esecutivo UE per raggiungere la neutralità climatica entro il 2050.I leader dei gruppi politici del Parlamento hanno esposto le loro opinioni su come garantire che la futura “legge europea sul clima” sia finanziata e attuata in maniera economicamente e socialmente equilibrata. A conclusione del dibattito di due ore, il Commissario responsabile del Green Deal, il vicepresidente esecutivo Frans Timmermans, ha risposto ad alcune delle domande più urgenti dei deputati, in particolare sulle modalità di finanziamento della transizione energetica negli Stati membri centrali e orientali e su come garantire che le industrie europee e dei paesi terzi possano competere secondo regole simili.

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Sustainable Dolphin and Whale Watching Programs

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Friend of the Sea, the leading global certification standard for products and services that respect and protect the marine environment, announced today it is collaborating with R&E Ocean Community Conservation Foundation to develop sustainable dolphin and whale watching programs for scientific groups in Columbia. The programs promote sustainability while also supporting local communities and local tour operators in Columbia that facilitate the expeditions.“This is an innovative program, one that we hope will be repeated else where,” said Paolo Bray, Director of Friend of the Sea. “Sustainability and sustainable economic development must go hand in hand. If people perceive sustainability as a zero-sum game, where a gain for sustainability is a loss for the local economy, we’re going to have a lot of trouble. The work we’re doing with R&E exemplifies a win-win approach on this issue.” The R&E Ocean Community Conservation Foundation’s mission is to research, preserve and care for vulnerable marine environments and their species. They accomplish these goals by providing communities with knowledge, training and tools for conservation, protection and economic growth. The organization’s approach blends the formation of sustainable habitats with strong community development.
The programs being developed jointly by Friend of the Sea and R&E will enable scientists, eco-tourists, students and volunteers to observe humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), pantropical spotted dolphins (Stenella attenuata) and rough-toothed dolphins (Steno bredanensis) in the waters of Columbia from mid-June to mid-October.
“R&E Ocean Community Conservation is very happy to partner with Friend of the Sea.” said Ann Carole Vallejo, Executive Director and Lead Researcher “We hope to develop and achieve together responsable and sustainable community-oriented whale watching in Choco, Colombia. With this framework we would like to encourage the conservation and management for human interactions with marine mammals.” Friend of the Sea is applying its Dolphin and Whale Watching standard for Scientific Groups to this joint project. The standard has the goal of minimizing unintentional disturbance to dolphins and whales, along with their respective habitats, through key principles of conduct. These include setting a maximum number of vessels in the watching zone, moderating approach distance,conducting training programs for operators and crew and collecting scientific data. The standard also forbids swimming with the animals and using mono-use plastics.

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Almirall and Iktos announce research collaboration in Artificial Intelligence for new drug design

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Almirall, S.A. (ALM), a leading skin-health focused global pharmaceutical company, and Iktos, a company specialized in Artificial Intelligence for novel drug design, today announced a collaboration agreement in Artificial Intelligence (AI) , where Iktos generative modelling AI technology will be used to design novel optimized compounds, to speed up the identification of promising drug candidates for an undisclosed Almirall drug discovery program(s).Iktos’ AI technology, based on deep generative models, helps bring speed and efficiency to the drug discovery process, by automatically designing virtual novel molecules that have the desirable characteristics of a novel drug candidate. This tackles one of the key challenges in drug design: rapid and iterative identification of molecules which simultaneously validate multiple bioactive attributes and drug-like criteria for clinical testing.Iktos has recently announced several collaborations with biopharmaceutical companies where Iktos AI technology is used to accelerate the design of promising compounds, and has published, at the EFMC 2018 meeting, an experimental validation of the technology in a real-life drug discovery project. Iktos generative modelling SaaS software, Makya™, is now available on the market, and Iktos intends to release its retro-synthesis SaaS platform Spaya™ as a beta version, before the end of 2019.

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Global Hematology Diagnostic Devices and Equipment Market Report 2020

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The “Hematology Diagnostic Devices And Equipment Global Market Report 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.The global hematology diagnostic devices and equipment market was valued at about $1.9 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $2.35 billion at a CAGR of 5.5% through 2022.The hematology diagnostics devices and equipment market consists of sales of hematology diagnostics devices and related services. Hematology diagnostics instruments are used to diagnose diseases related to blood, vascular systems, bone marrow, auto immune disorders and hemostasis.These devices include automated cell counters, red cell indices devices, micro sedimentation centrifuges, or blood volume measuring devices, occult blood tests, platelet aggregometers, erythrocyte sedimentation rate tests, red blood cell enzyme assay kits, glutathione reductase assays and hematology reagents.Hematology diagnostic devices are driven by the increase in the prevalence of blood disorders. Hematology diagnostic devices are widely used in order to identify the type of blood disorder. A blood disorder is a condition which impacts the count of blood cells like red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, etc. Blood disorders affect millions of people each year across the world irrespective of age, race, and sex. E.g.. As per the World Health Organization, Hemoglobin disorder affects 75% of the total births globally and the prevalence of Anemia in men is 12.7%.Product recall is one of the major problems that the companies are facing. Product recall is the process of returning faulty devices due to the errors in the manufacturing of the devices. Because of the faulty devices, tests conducted in diagnostic centers may get affected. For example, In 2018, Becton Dickinson (BD) and Company recalled Vacutainer EDTA Blood Collection Tubes because they are affecting the test due to the chemical interference of test tubes with the blood samples. This recall was classified as Class I recall, the most serious type of recall, by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Such product recalls can negatively affect market growth.Companies in the hematology diagnostic devices are increasingly investing on the automation technology. Automation technology advancements are driving the demand for hematology analyzers and this automation will reduce the errors caused by manual practices in diagnostic centers. For example, Sysmex acquired a CLIA waiver for a newly automated hematology analyzer; by selling this product, Sysmex makes it possible for clinical facilities to perform hematology testing without manual errors.The hematology diagnostic devices market has a potential to grow rapidly, but stringent regulation policies are restricting its growth. The FDA currently regulates class I, class II, and class III hematology devices. Class I hemostasis devices are exempt from the premarket notification requirements and only used for general control. Regulations for class II devices are exempt from the premarket notification requirements and they can be used for special controls. Class III is the most stringent category as it requires premarket approval (PMA).

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P.I. Works Expands Presence in the North America and Latin America

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P.I. Works, the global leader in AI-powered automated network management solutions, continues to grow its footprint within the Americas region. P.I. Works has been a leader in the Americas region for over a decade, assisting mobile network operators in maximizing the value of their investments and improving end user experience.P.I. Works is pleased to announce the first commercial deployment of Massive MIMO automation in conjunction with 5G for a major U.S. mobile network operator. With the addition of 5G and Massive MIMO into mobile networks, optimization becomes much more complicated, at the same time offering new opportunities to maximize the capacity and performance leading to a superior user experience.In addition to 5G and Massive MIMO optimization, P.I. Works’ most recent projects include deployment of the automated optimization, performance management and geolocation solutions. Additionally, P.I. Works has been providing value added network services to its customers to support LTE/5G roll out and optimization initiatives as well as to enhance subscriber experience during mass events.Ron Robinson, Americas Sales VP at P.I. Works, said: “We are excited to see the momentum in the region with a lot of operators transforming their existing network and introducing new technologies. P.I. Works has accumulated significant know how over the past 10 plus years in the region and has delivered a wide range of solutions to its customers to help them achieve their goals.”He also added: “Today, we are proud to be working with Top Tier operators and for delivering products and services across all network technologies, including solutions that accelerate 5G transformation.”
P.I. Works’ solutions have been an important enabler of operators’ densification strategy through centralized and automated management of heterogenous networks on the way to 5G. P.I. Works’ impartial approach to network management powered by its multi-vendor and multi-technology capabilities have also supported 5G transformation of operators particularly in the US.

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Sale of Bionomics’ French Subsidiaries to Domain Therapeutics

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Bionomics Limited (ASX:BNO, OTCQB:BNOEF), a global, clinical stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging proprietary platform technologies to discover and develop a deep pipeline of novel drug candidates targeting ion channels, is pleased to announce that the Company has accepted an offer from Domain Therapeutics (“Domain”) for its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Neurofit SAS (“Neurofit”) and PC SAS “(“Prestwick Chemical”), which operate as contract research companies in France.The sale price of €1,810,028.97 is the amount of intercompany debt owed by Bionomics to the subsidiaries for the scientific research conducted by them on Bionomics drug candidates and this debt will be assumed by Domain upon acquisition of the Companies.
“We are pleased with the outcome of the sale of our French subsidiaries which is part of our ongoing cost reduction process, consolidation of our operations in Adelaide and focus on the clinical development of BNC210 for post-traumatic stress disorder,” said Dr. Errol De Souza, Executive Chairman of Bionomics. “We thank Neurofit and Prestwick Chemical for their key contributions to our previous research efforts resulting in several development candidates including our collaboration assets with Merck and our out-licensing assets in other ion channel programs.” The offer from Domain is subject to satisfaction of a number of conditions precedent, including entering into definitive contractual documentation satisfactory to both parties and regulatory approval. Subject to satisfaction of the conditions precedent, the parties anticipate being in a position to complete the transaction on or about 31 January 2020.

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GumGum Introduces In-Video Ad Unit

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GumGum, Inc., a technology and artificial intelligence company specializing in solutions for advertising and media, announced today the preliminary rollout of a new In-Video ad unit. The animated overlay, which offers a uniquely high impact non-invasive ad experience for online video content, has been made available to select partners through a pilot beta-test program. Sprint is among several brands participating.Video content has proved fertile ground for advertisers, but the experience associated with the prevalent ad formats available for online video is often criticized. Appearing for six-second periods in the lower-third portion of a video, GumGum’s In-Video ads do not interrupt playback the way that pre- and mid-roll ad units do, but they are equally memorable, according to preliminary brand recall research.1
“These In-Video units have a simple but crucial advantage over pre-roll or mid-roll: they deliver messaging and creative to highly engaged users who are actively viewing video content, and without disrupting their user experience,” said GumGum CGO Ben Plomion. “We feel that In-Video represents a new realm of branding opportunities for the advertiser and we’re obviously proud to have partners like Sprint –– a company known for leading technological transformation –– who share our interest in developing alternatives to pre-roll and mid-roll.”GumGum will run its In-Video pilot program through December, before moving toward a wider release for the product in 2020. “Sprint is working with GumGum to test a better, less disruptive airing of advertising while people watch video content,” said Steve Gaffney, Vice President of Media for Sprint. “In-Video creates an opportunity for brands like Sprint to deliver memorable messages that don’t disrupt the viewing experience.”The increasing consumer appetite for web and OTT video content makes In-Video a logical next step for the company responsible for developing the technology behind the first In-Image ads. GumGum currently has a patent pending on a Server Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) overlay technology that will allow the company to serve its In-Video units in OTT environments.
“Contextual targeting is our bread and butter and as we develop the ability to understand video content at the level that we understand image and text content, In-Video becomes attractive not just as an alternative to other video ad formats, but also as a leading tool for reaching receptive audiences in a way that optimizes user experience and serves the growing clickless OTT video ecosystem,” Plomion concluded.

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Michael Watkins Is Named One of the World’s Most Influential Business Thinkers

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Michael Watkins, leadership transitions expert and best-selling author of the classic onboarding reference The First 90 Days, was named one of the world’s most influential business thinkers by Thinkers50. Among those also included in the prestigious rankings were W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne, Roger Martin, Amy Edmondson, and Daniel Pink.
Thinkers50 identifies and ranks the top 50 management thinkers globally and announces them at their biannual Awards Gala, dubbed “the Oscars of Management Thinking” by the Financial Times. This year’s Thinkers50 rankings are the most diverse yet, with 19 women in the top 50, and 14 nationalities represented overall.
Michael Watkins Best known for his international best-seller The First 90 Days in which he outlines his framework for navigating successful career transitions, Watkins is the cofounder of Boston, MA-based leadership development consultancy, Genesis Advisers. He is the author of eleven books published by Harvard Business Review Press including Master Your Next Move: The Essential Companion to The First 90 Days (HBR Press, April 2019), as well as numerous articles on the subjects of leadership, organizational change, and negotiation. He is professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the IMD Business School where he teaches two programs based on his First 90 Days® onboarding framework, as well as his Seven Seismic Shifts™ framework for managing the transition to enterprise leader. Prior to IMD, Watkins taught at INSEAD, Harvard Business School and Harvard University, where he earned his PhD in Decision Sciences.

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Omniscience Adds New Execs for Asia

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Omniscience today announced that it has added two top executives for Asian markets. Sakuya Morimoto is VP for Japan and Akihiko Katayama has been named VP for Hong Kong. The company’s initial focus is to bring its advanced computing and AI to the insurance and financial services industries, where the challenges of capturing new, high-value opportunities are very complex on many dimensions.
Several trends have led to substantial growth opportunities in these industries in much of Asia: the increasing aging of the populations and rise of spendable cash. Today, Japan is the second largest life insurance market worldwide. Emerging Asian economies, most of which are served by companies in Hong Kong, are growing very fast as well.
Moreover, the opportunities are further complicated by diverse regulatory environments and cultural norms in each market. Traditional products and approaches serving these sectors cannot handle the vast, hyperdimensional data without making approximations to come up with business decisions — and taking weeks or months. Omniscience, on the other hand, delivers underwriting and capital management decisions rapidly and accurately.Sakuya Morimoto joined Omniscience from Honda R&D Innovations where he was Managing Director leading Honda’s collaboration and equity investments in startups. Previously, Morimoto was COO of Exvision, a spin-out of University of Tokyo Ishikawa Lab. Prior to this, he was Sr. Director of Business Development in Asia at Canesta, which was acquired by Microsoft. He also worked at Sony, McKinsey and DeNA. Morimoto received a BA in Economics from Kobe University and an MBA from Stanford University.Akihiko Katayama joins Omniscience from PWC where he has been the China and Hong Kong Emerging Technologies Leader and Digital Banking Consultant. Prior to this he was a management consultant with Alix Partners and Head of Decision Science for HSBC. Early in his career he was with Fair Isaac, GE Capital and Citibank. Katayama holds a BS in Operations Research from Columbia University, and an MBA from Kellogg – HKUST (a joint program from Northwestern University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).

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Stillwater Human Capital Launches Government Services Division

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Stillwater Human Capital has launched a new Government Services division to provide strategic teaming partnership capabilities to large prime contractors across Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and National Security programs through the retention of highly cleared, highly technical staff.With a deep understanding of government programs, contract vehicles, and contracting requirements, Stillwater’s Government Services address the challenges associated with acquiring cleared professionals who possess the certifications and technical skills to meet our customers’ program mission requirements. Stillwater works with prime contractor partners to develop detailed transition plans, recruitment strategies, and retention programs to assure that federal government programs maintain the talent required to fulfill critical mission solicitations. Stillwater provides clients with low cost, highly productive, measurable, alternative recruiting solutions with a focus on connecting veterans with unique opportunities across the nation.

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MetLife Named One of America’s Most Responsible Companies

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MetLife, Inc., announced that it has been named one of America’s “Most Responsible Companies” by Newsweek magazine. MetLife is the top-ranked insurance company on Newsweek’s inaugural list, and number 19 of all 300 companies recognized.“As a purpose-driven company, we feel a deep sense of responsibility to all our stakeholders,” said MetLife Chief Sustainability Officer Tim Ring. “People trust us to protect their families, their finances and their futures while making the world a better place. We’re pleased to receive this recognition of our work.” Newsweek partnered with global data research firm Statista Inc. to publish its ranking of America’s Most Responsible Companies. Statista worked from a universe of 2,000 public companies and used a four-phase process, which included an independent survey among 6,500 U.S. citizens and research based on publicly-available key performance indicators derived from corporate annual reports, corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports, sustainability reports, and corporate citizenship reports. The detailed analysis covered three areas of CSR: environmental, social and corporate governance.

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New Charter Seeks to Build Global Support for Tolerance and Religious Freedom

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This week some of the world’s most respected Islamic scholars, joined by experts from governments, civil society groups and other faiths, will launch a new effort to build global peace, based on tolerance and religious freedom. At the sixth Assembly of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, in Abu Dhabi, Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah, President of the Forum, will inaugurate the charter of the “New Alliance of Virtue”. Its text will be revealed and signed by its first signatories.The charter aims to elevate religious freedom, cooperation, and tolerance from mere possibilities to necessary ethical commitments and legal obligations, especially in relation to the protection of places of worship whose attacks have threatened freedom of religion in many parts of the world.This initiative draws direct inspiration from the earliest traditions of Islam.
The original Alliance of Virtue (hilf al-fudul) was established in early 7th century AD (late 1st century BH) Mecca, in the house of Abdullah ibn Judan.Its purpose was to defend the weak and the innocent against the rapaciousness of those more powerful.The Prophet of Islam, Mohammad, and the first of the Rightly Guided Caliphs, Abu Bakr, were both present when the Alliance was formed, though it was before Mohammad’s prophethood. He later praised it, saying: “I was present in the house of Ibn Judan when an alliance was formed, and were I to have been called upon by it in Islam, I would have answered its call.”Last February in Washington D.C., H.E. Shaykh Abdullah bin Bayyah, President of the Forum for Promoting Peace, led a panel of over 200 individuals from the three Abrahamic faiths and others, comprising religious leaders and senior politicians in creating the modern Alliance of Virtue between religions.The charter of the New Alliance of Virtue follows the model of the original, on a global scale. It brings together those of good-will for the benefit of humanity, an effort across religions to enable its members to live side-by-side in peace and happiness.The charter doesn’t aim to bridge theological differences, members will instead cooperate based on a common theology of God-given human dignity, seeking virtue for the benefit of all.

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Dynatrace Paves the Way to the Autonomous Cloud With Keptn

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Dynatrace (NYSE: DT) today announced Keptn, an open source pluggable control plane to advance the industry movement toward autonomous clouds. Keptn provides the automation and orchestration of the processes and tools needed for continuous delivery and automated operations for cloud native environments. To combat the growing gap between constrained IT resources and accelerating cloud scale and complexity, automation and AI have become critical weapons for IT to maintain control. However, where to start and how to map out a successful path to NoOps has been a barrier for many IT organizations.Dynatrace itself faced these development and operational challenges several years ago when it was reinventing its business and its core software intelligence platform. Ongoing customer interest in lessons learned and best practices developed during the company’s path to NoOps led Dynatrace to codify its know-how into Keptn. Making Keptn available to the open source community allows the entire industry to simplify and accelerate the inevitable movement to autonomous cloud operations, beginning with continuous delivery and automated operations as the first phases of the process.Over the past 18 months, Dynatrace has been working with customers to advance autonomous cloud operations. After dozens of workshops and autonomous cloud labs (ACLs) with customers and partners, it was clear a simple pluggable control plane that automates the continuous delivery pipeline linking development with production would accelerate the NoOps journey for everyone. Keptn provides:A simple, declarative way to specify multiple continuous delivery pipelines for hundreds of microservices and automatically generate all the plumbing that underlies them. A multi-stage pipeline can be set up in minutes. An easily maintainable automation approach enabling customers to automate operational tasks like reacting to failed deployments based on performance and business feedback as well as automating remediation for production problems. Keptn’s control plane separates process definitions and actual tool integrations and orchestrates processes at runtime which increases manageability and adaptability. A high level of transparency, following a GitOps model, with distributed transaction tracing capabilities embedded into Keptn enables the stitching together of individual actions into traces and provides a deep level of visibility into automation tasks.
Keptn is also being leveraged by Dynatrace’s newly announced Autonomous Cloud Enablement (ACE) Practice, to help customers further accelerate DevOps’ movement to autonomous cloud through proven best practices and expert services. Additional functionality for Keptn is being created by Dynatrace as well as a growing number of customers, partners and technology companies. The current version of Keptn is available today at http://www.keptn.sh.

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eMagin Corporation Announces Significant Order for Military Program

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eMagin Corporation, or the “Company”, (NYSE American: EMAN), a leader in the development, design and manufacture of Active Matrix OLED microdisplays for high resolution near-eye imaging products, today announced an order of approximately $4.3 million for displays in connection with the U.S. Army’s Enhanced Night Vision Goggle – Binocular (ENVG-B) program.“We have received a follow-on order from the Prime Contractor for the U.S. Army to supply our OLED microdisplays for the ENVG-B program. Deliveries are scheduled through mid-2021. We have received strong reviews on our microdisplays from warfighters and are pleased to be the sole display provider to this important program,” stated Andrew Sculley, CEO.“We are excited to receive this order. We expect the ENVG-B program will be a multi-year opportunity for eMagin as the US Army’s acquisition objective is 108,000 systems,” added Mr. Sculley.
The ENVG-B increases the warfighter’s lethality, mobility, and situational awareness through innovative and state-of-the-art capabilities. It allows the individual soldier to see and act first under limited visibility conditions. Higher resolution stereoscopic displays allow for faster target acquisition by enhancing the separation of targets from the background.

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ELDORADO Selects AdaCore’s QGen for Critical Medical Applications

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 dicembre 2019

AdaCore announced that The ELDORADO Research Institute of Brazil (ELDORADO) has selected the QGen model-based code generation and verification toolsuite to support research and development of safety-critical medical device software. These applications demand high reliability and currently include a cardiac pacemaker as well as perfusion systems for cardiac surgery and chemotherapy.
ELDORADO develops products for the medical industry, which, like most sectors of the globalized economy, is under great pressure to be innovative, competitive and profitable. Based on the underlying life science, medical device development uses finite and hybrid automata to define the behavior of systems that interact with living organisms. This is an effective engineering solution, but by no means trivial when human lives are at stake. To ensure that the device design is correct, mathematical models and simulations are used for analysis and validation.
QGen — AdaCore’s model-based engineering tool which generates SPARK or MISRA C code from a safe subset of Simulink® and Stateflow® models — has allowed the ELDORADO team to focus on understanding design issues and simulating potential solutions. By using the know-how already acquired in MATLAB® and Simulink® software, and integrating the code generated by QGen in a robust and verifiable way, ELDORADO engineers can specify the system behavior at a high level of abstraction while achieving an optimized solution at the firmware level.

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QuantuMDx and Ontera collaborate to advance sepsis diagnosis

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 dicembre 2019

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, UK/ CALIFORNIA, USA (10 Dec 2019). QuantuMDx Group Limited and Ontera, Inc have announced a collaboration to create a next-generation solution for blood stream infection and drug resistance detection. The technology will be based on QuantuMDx’s rapid cell/sample preparation technology, Capture-XT® and Ontera’s powerful nanopore biosensor, currently utilized in their SAM and DUO Nano platforms.The combined technologies should enable clinicians to quickly interrogate blood specimens of those presenting with sepsis signs and symptoms, allowing guided ‘right first time’ care management, at the bedside.Sepsis affects more than 30 million people worldwide every year leading to an estimated 6 million deaths.¹ If it’s not recognized early and managed promptly with targeted antibiotics, sepsis can lead to septic shock, multiple organ failure and death.QuantuMDx’s revolutionary Capture-XT® technology captures, concentrates and enriches targeted pathogens from a large sample volume, quickly enabling visual diagnosis and downstream utilization, such as drug-susceptibility analysis, PCR, NGS and now nanopore detection, with this collaboration.Ontera’s single pore platform provides fast amplification of multiple bacterial targets, differentiation between antibiotic resistant and susceptible strains. The company uses silicon nanopore for in-minutes quantitative measurement of nucleic acids, proteins and small molecules, avoiding time-consuming laboratory procedures that can delay lifesaving, fast and precise treatment.

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

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 dicembre 2019

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

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 dicembre 2019

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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