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Amazon announces Amazon Small Business Academy

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 novembre 2019

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced a range of Amazon Small Business Academy programs to help small businesses harness the power of the internet to reach more customers, build their brand, and grow sales. The initiatives includes in-person seminars, community college courses, and webinars.Today in Southaven, Mississippi near Memphis, Tenn., Amazon is hosting its first Amazon Small Business Academy event, featuring special guest speaker U.S. Senator Roger F. Wicker. The free seminar will provide more than 100 attendees with insights, best practices, and how-to skills to start and grow a business online, or expand an existing business on the internet. The company’s next Amazon Small Business Academy seminar will be held in December, with more events planned for 2020.The Amazon Small Business Academy program also includes a grant to the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) to help fund curriculum development and instruction of digital business courses in community college classrooms around the country. The classes will cover the fundamentals of online business strategies, marketing, merchandising, inventory management, and more. The curriculum will provide sixteen hours of beginner, intermediate and advanced content, created in collaboration with NACCE and the program’s lead schools: Lorain County Community College in Elyria near Cleveland, Ohio and North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Classes will begin in February 2020 at the lead schools, as well as Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Mass.; State Center Community College District in partnership with Fresno City College, in Fresno, Calif.; Houston Community College in Houston, Texas; and Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colo.The Amazon Small Business Academy program also offers webinars to help current and aspiring small business owners throughout the country gain digital skills. The online seminars will provide best practices for successful selling in Amazon stores and include live Q&A with experts. Registration is open for an initial webinar here.Altogether, U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses sell on average more than 4,000 items per minute in Amazon’s stores. Overall, independent third-party sellers – primarily small and medium-sized businesses – made up 58% of all physical gross merchandise sold in Amazon’s stores last year and their sales far exceeded $2 billion on Prime Day in July this year.In little more than a year, U.S. companies with products in Amazon Storefronts, a curated destination to shop exclusively from American small and medium-sized businesses, have sold more than 250 million items to more than 70 million unique customers.Amazon has released more than 150 tools and services in 2019 to help independent small and medium-sized businesses grow their sales online, which is part of the more than $15 billion the company is on track to invest this year in the success of its selling partners.Amazon recently announced the finalists for its first-ever Small Business Spotlight Awards, an awards program established this year to honor and celebrate top entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country selling in Amazon’s stores. Customers can vote for the winners through November 8.

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American Academy of Optometry

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 28 ottobre 2019

US-based medical device company and manufacturer of the NaturalVue® (etafilcon A) Multifocal 1 Day Contact Lenses Visioneering Technologies, Inc (ASX: VTI) (‘Visioneering’ or ‘the Company’) will be presenting the science behind the NaturalVue® Multifocal (etafilcon A) 1 Day Contact Lens with a poster on Friday, October 25. The poster, entitled “Instantaneous Power Profiles vs Sagittal Power Profiles of Various Center Distance Multifocal Lenses” was authored by Rosa Lee, MS, Peg Achenbach, OD, FAAO, Jim Schwiegerling, PhD. Authors Rosa Lee and Dr. Peg Achenbach will be on-hand to share insights from the data from 10:00am to noon (Poster #54).The patent for the design of the NaturalVue Multifocal lens describes the optics of this unique, extended depth of focus lens in terms of instantaneous power. While familiar to many specialists, instantaneous power may be less familiar to the broader community. Partnering with Lambda-x, a customized algorithm was developed using the fundamental concepts of differential geometry to describe the instantaneous power profile of the contact lenses.
The scientific community uses two methods of expressing the power profile in a lens design:
Sagittal (also called axial or radial)
Instantaneous (also called tangential)
Both methods of description are useful in creating and describing lens designs, but provide different information and are used for different purposes. The poster concluded that understanding the optical design of multifocal contact lenses may help predict how it may act on eye, because not all center distance, center near, or extended depth of focus lenses are created the same way. This experiment showed that it is not enough to look at the power difference between the periphery of the optical zone and the center of the lens to estimate the ADD of a lens, the entire profile is important to help determine the performance of the lens. While sagittal power describes a wavefront as it intersects the optical axis, instantaneous power allows us to assess the “true focus,” by describing the wavefront without forcing the focal point to fall on the optical axis.

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28th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 ottobre 2019

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today complete results from a Phase 3, 12-week, pivotal study (JADE MONO-1) in patients aged 12 and older with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD). Abrocitinib, an investigational oral Janus kinase 1 (JAK1) inhibitor, met all the co-primary and key secondary endpoints, which were related to skin clearance and itch relief compared to placebo. Safety data showed that both evaluated doses of abrocitinib (200mg and 100mg) were well tolerated and were consistent with a companion study (JADE MONO-2) from the JAK1 Atopic Dermatitis Efficacy and Safety (JADE) global development program. The results were shared as a Late-Breaking presentation at the 28th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) taking place October 9-13, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.The co-primary study endpoints in JADE MONO-1 were the proportion of patients who achieved an Investigator Global Assessment (IGA) score of clear (0) or almost clear (1) skin and two-point or greater improvement relative to baseline; and the proportion of patients who achieved at least a 75% or greater change from baseline in their Eczema Area and Severity Index (EASI) score. The key secondary endpoints were the proportion of patients achieving a four-point or larger reduction in itch severity measured with the pruritus numerical rating scale (NRS), and the magnitude of decrease in the Pruritus and Symptoms Assessment for Atopic Dermatitis (PSAAD), a patient-reported measurement scale developed by Pfizer. Other secondary endpoints included the proportion of patients who achieved a 90% or greater change in EASI score, and the percentage change from baseline in their SCORing Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) response at all scheduled time points.“There is a critical need for additional treatment options for patients living with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis,” said Michael Corbo, PhD, Chief Development Officer, Inflammation & Immunology, Pfizer Global Product Development. “We are pleased by these findings, which together with the recently reported positive top-line results from our second Phase 3 trial, encourage us that, if approved, abrocitinib may provide the first oral, once-daily treatment option for these patients.”

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Ohio Virtual Academy Students Ready to “Log On” for the 2019-2020 School Year

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA), an accredited, full-time online public school, invites parents to imagine what their children could do with the right education, as students and teachers get ready to log on and start the 2019-2020 school year on August 19. With over fifteen years as a trusted education program in the state of Ohio, OHVA offers a personalized approach to learning, delivering rich, engaging curriculum designed to assist students who seek alternative pathways to education. OHVA is authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools. While attending OHVA, students can participate in the Destinations Career Program where they can discover exciting options for their future in career fields like Business and Information Technology. They can also earn college credits through partnerships with local colleges and universities and prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation. In addition to online classes and career opportunities, OHVA also offers student clubs, in-person field trips, and social gatherings to foster a sense of school community. Students choose online school for a variety of reasons including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment, and the ability to support extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. OHVA’s online platform gives students the opportunity to pursue their academic goals in a supportive environment and at an appropriate pace for their learning style. OHVA is now accepting enrollments for the 2019-2020 school year. Families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person information session hosted by the school.

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Arkansas Virtual Academy Welcomes Students for the 2019-2020 School Year

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 agosto 2019

Students at Arkansas Virtual Academy (ARVA), an online public charter school, will begin their 2019-20 school year on August 14. ARVA is available tuition-free to K-12 students across the state. Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by state-licensed teachers, ARVA provides each student with a personalized learning experience. Students take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as world languages, art, and music.Through the school’s Destinations Career program, students can pair a solid academic foundation with hands-on learning experiences in growing career fields like information technology (IT), business, agriculture, and more. Even if a student doesn’t know exactly what they want to do, career readiness programs help open a world of what’s possible.Many families and students choose ARVA because it provides an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Athletes, advanced learners, and students seeking a bullying-free environment can balance a full academic course load along with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs.Outside of the virtual classroom, ARVA offers online student clubs and in-person activities such as field trips, community service opportunities and social gatherings, including an annual graduation ceremony for seniors. Students and their families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person information session hosted by the school. To learn more about enrollment and for a schedule of upcoming events, visit arva.k12.com or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.

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Florida Cyber Charter Academy Kicks Off the 2019-2020 School Year

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 agosto 2019

Students at Florida Cyber Charter Academy (FLCCA), an online public charter school, will begin their 2019-2020 school year on August 12th. A full-time, tuition-free academic option, FLCCA is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade across the state.Combining innovative technology with a rigorous curriculum led by state-certified teachers, FLCCA provides each student with a personalized learning experience. Students take a full course load across the core subjects of math, science, language arts and history, as well as electives, world languages, and honors courses at the high school level.From live classes and one-on-one instruction to chat sessions and regular phone calls with learning coaches and family members, dedicated teachers work in close partnership with parents and students to support individual educational goals.Many families and students are choosing online school because it provides an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Athletes, advanced learners, and all types of students can balance a full academic load along with extracurricular pursuits or any other specialized needs.Throughout the school year, FLCCA fosters a sense of community through in-person field trips, community service opportunities and social outings, and celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring. Virtual clubs and student organizations also allow students to further explore their interests together in the online setting.Families are encouraged to attend an online or in-person information session hosted by the school. To learn more about enrollment and for a schedule of information sessions visit flcca.k12.com, or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.

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25th Anniversary Screening of Academy Award

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 27 Mag 2019

Paramount Pictures proudly celebrated the 25th anniversary of the beloved classic FORREST GUMP with a special outdoor screening on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Free to the public, the screening took place tonight before Memorial Day weekend.Academy Award-winning producer Wendy Finerman and retired Sergeant First Class Sammy L. Davis, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, attend a special 25th anniversary screening of Forrest Gump on the National Mall on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Davis’ real-life Medal of Honor ceremony appears in the film with Tom Hanks superimposed. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Paramount Home Entertainment)
Among the guests of honor at the event were Medal of Honor recipients Kyle Carpenter and Sammy L. Davis, whose medal ceremony at the White House with President Lyndon B. Johnson was used in FORREST GUMP with Tom Hanks as Forrest superimposed into the footage. Academy Award-winning producer, Wendy Finerman, introduced the film on this special occasion.
FORREST GUMP won six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Writing, Best Film Editing and Best Visual Effects. Upon its release in 1994, the film became a global blockbuster, as well as a cultural touchstone, and remains a treasured cinematic classic that is beloved and quoted the world over. A newly remastered version of FORREST GUMP is available now in a two-disc Blu-ray that includes over three hours of bonus content.

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iQ Academy Invites Los Angeles Students to Enroll for 2019-20 School Year

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 febbraio 2019

iQ Academy California-Los Angeles (iQLA) is currently accepting enrollment applications for Los Angeles-area students who want a personalized approach to learning. iQLA, a full-time online public charter school authorized by the Rowland Unified School District, is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.iQLA’s engaging and rigorous curriculum, committed school staff, and individualized learning plans help students learn in the ways that are right for them. State-certified teachers focus on each student’s unique learning needs, goals and interests. iQLA also provides a weekly social-emotional educational program that teaches value-based learning. This program helps students build both confidence and a support network. “At iQ Academy, we are dedicated to giving students the foundation they need to build the future they’ve always dreamed of,” said Cathy Andrew, head of school at iQLA. “Every step of the way, we provide academic and social resources to help them reach their full potential.”The school’s curriculum includes classes in core subjects like English/language arts, history, math, science, art and world languages. A wide array of academic and career-focused electives is also available for high school students, who also have access to college placement advice and job and career counseling. In addition, qualified students can earn college credits in select courses through iQLA’s concurrent enrollment program, which is available through local colleges.iQLA offers opportunities for students to connect with their classmates through online clubs, in-person field trips and social events, and service learning outings.Families are invited to attend in-person and online information sessions to learn more about the school, ask questions and meet teachers, parents and students currently enrolled at iQLA.

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Destinations Career Academy of Colorado

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 febbraio 2019

(CODCA), an accredited, full-time online public school program, is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2019-2020 school year. CODCA is the state’s first full-time, online career readiness program approved by the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). CODCA offers families statewide a tuition-free alternative to brick-and-mortar school, with a goal of preparing students in grades 9 through 12 for careers and college.
CODCA combines online instruction, rigorous curriculum and the support of state-certified teachers to provide a personalized learning experience for each student. Through CODCA’s career readiness curriculum, students can discover future career options in six fields: agriculture, business and marketing, education and teacher training, health care, information technology, and STEM. CODCA is the first online school in the state to receive the top level of approval from the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education for its business, marketing, health science, STEM and computer programming pathways.According to a 2017 survey by K12 Inc. and Edge Research, three out of four parents say middle and high school is the best time for students to start exploring career paths, and nine out of ten adults surveyed agree that the U.S. needs more career technical education to prepare students for the jobs of today and tomorrow.In addition to their career readiness courses, students take a full course load in the core subjects of English language arts, math, science, history and world languages; Advanced Placement® courses are also available.Outside of class, CODCA fosters a sense of community through in-person gatherings, field trips and service learning opportunities. Graduating seniors are celebrated at an annual in-person commencement ceremony, and students participate in a variety of clubs and organizations throughout the year. Through participation in groups such as SkillsUSA, a national career and technical student organization, students have many opportunities to grow leadership skills and form friendships.CODCA is now accepting enrollments for the 2019-2020 school year. Families are encouraged to attend online and in-person information sessions hosted by the school. To learn more, visit codca.k12.com or download the K12 mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

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InVenti allo Shakespeare Theatre Academy di Palermo

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 ottobre 2018

Palermo 20 ottobre alle 21,15, nella Sala Albertazzi della Shakespeare Theatre Academy in corso Calatafimi 382 a Palermo, nell’accademia con rettore onorario Giancarlo Giannini andrà in scena un esperimento che incuriosisce “InVenti”, il nuovo format teatrale ideato da Tony Colapinto. Protagonista sarà il pubblico, o parte di questo, che sarà contemporaneamente spettatore e protagonista.In ogni scena, della durata di non oltre 20 minuti, all’interno dello spettacolo, 5 persone, che dalla platea saliranno sul palco e che avranno volontariamente preparato un monologo lungo non oltre i 4 minuti, avranno la possibilità di esibirsi, e di rielaborare davanti ai presenti il testo, supportati da un maestro di recitazione e regista della Shakespeare Theatre Academy, che li guiderà nel processo creativo del personaggio.
Ogni attore-spettatore avrà a disposizione così venti minuti per lavorare sulla scena con il maestro e regista e “montare” il proprio monologo pubblicamente. Sulla scena: l’attore-spettatore, il maestro di recitazione, e un musicista che accompagnerà l’evoluzione del processo creativo del personaggio.Per partecipare, basta scegliere un monologo e il personaggio e studiarlo a memoria. Avere memoria solida del testo sarà infatti condizione essenziale per lavorare sul processo creativo.Ingresso 5 euro. I partecipanti a inVenti, nei giorni successivi all’evento, avranno la possibilità di seguire una lezione dei corsi per attori.

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iQ Academy California-Los Angeles Begins 2018-19 School Year

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 agosto 2018

Los Angeles-area students enrolled at iQ Academy California-Los Angeles (iQLA), an online public charter school authorized by the Rowland Unified School District, begin the 2018-19 school year on August 28, simply by turning on their computers. Operating since 2010, iQLA is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade who reside in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.iQLA is public school at home, providing families and students an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar education. Students enroll in online school for a variety of reasons, including advanced learning, a bullying-free environment and the ability to balance their education with extracurricular pursuits or medical needs. Combining innovative technology with a rigorous and engaging curriculum led by state-credentialed teachers, iQLA offers each student a personalized learning experience.iQLA’s personalized learning approach lets students learn in the ways that are right for them, helping students become independent, self-motivated learners. iQLA’s dedicated teachers guide students through individualized learning plans focused on student’s unique learning needs, goals and interests. Understanding that students need support in many ways to be successful, iQLA also provides a weekly social-emotional educational program which teaches value-based learning.
Students in all grade levels take a full course load across the core subjects of English/language arts, math, science and history, as well as world languages, art and music. A wide selection of academic and career-focused electives is also available for high school students, who also have access to college placement advice and job and career counseling. In addition, qualified students can earn college credits in select courses through concurrent enrollment, which is available in partnership with local colleges.iQLA’s California-credentialed teachers facilitate lessons during live, interactive online classes, and interact with students and families via phone, email, web-based classrooms and online discussions, building close partnerships with parents and students to support academic success. The online platform enables students to enjoy a safe learning environment while connecting with classmates and teachers from across the region.Throughout the school year, iQLA builds a sense of community through in-person field trips, social outings and service learning opportunities. iQLA also celebrates graduating seniors with an in-person commencement ceremony in the spring, and virtual clubs and student organizations allow students to further explore their interests in the online setting. iQLA is currently accepting enrollments for the fall. Interested families are encouraged to attend online and in-person information sessions hosted by the school. To learn more, visit losangeles.iqacademy.com or download the K12 enrollment app for iOS and Android devices.

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Terza edizione della European Innovation Academy a Torino

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 8 luglio 2018

Torino Lunedì 9 luglio 2018 – ore 10.00 UCI Cinema – Via Nizza, 262 Per il terzo anno consecutivo, il Politecnico di Torino ospiterà un laboratorio unico di idee che cambieranno il futuro: l’European Innovation Academy (EIA). In tre settimane (dall¡¯8 al 27 luglio), più di 500 studenti universitari e aspiranti imprenditori, provenienti da oltre 60 nazioni, arriveranno a Torino per proporre e sviluppare la loro idea di impresa. Un team di imprenditori, investitori e mentor di alto livello provenienti da tutto il mondo li aiuteranno a fare in modo che la loro idea abbia successo.E, in più, da quest’anno ci sarà una novità: il team di EIA accompagnato da AIBO – il primo cucciolo di robot basato su tecnologia machine learning al mondo prodotto da Sony.EIA Torino offre un ricco calendario di appuntamenti, che coinvolgono non solo studenti ma anche imprese e investitori:
Executive Innovation 4.0 Masterclass – 12 luglio Ospiti d’eccezione di UC Berkeley (Rick Rasmussen), Transferwise (Lars Trunin), Google (Martin Omander) e altre società della Silicon Valley terranno un corso di una giornata per aziende italiane ambiziose di piccole e medie dimensioni per offrire una panoramica completa del processo di innovazione nelle aziende. Grazie alla Camera di commercio di Torino, partner di EIA fin dalla sua prima edizione, l’accesso alla Masterclass gratuito per 50 imprenditori o manager torinesi impegnati nella crescita digitale dell’azienda.
Startup Expo day – 17 luglio 2018 EIA Startup Expo Day un evento esclusivo progettato e organizzato per gli imprenditori partecipanti per mostrare le loro idee ambiziose, ottenere un feedback immediato da parte dei clienti, condurre ricerche di mercato e scambiare idee con il pubblico esperto di EIA, orientato alla tecnologia e di tendenza.
Gran Pitching Gala – 27 luglio 2018. Idee che cambiano il mondo presentate di fronte al pubblico esperto di tecnologia. I primi 10 team riceveranno premi e l’attenzione degli investitori.

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Cinema: Visages, Villages

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 marzo 2018

Roma dal 15 marzo nelle sale italiane un film di Agnès Varda e JR. Un furgone si aggira per la Francia. È quello di uno degli street artist più famosi del mondo: JR. E cosa porta per le campagne francesi? Una enorme macchina fotografica e… una stella della Nouvelle Vague. O, se preferite, la prima regista donna a ricevere l’Oscar alla carriera (nell’intera storia dell’Academy). Comunque, è sempre lei: Agnès Varda. Un incontro impensabile, sulla carta, quello tra un artista di 34 anni e una colonna del cinema mondiale che a maggio ne compirà 90: un incontro inedito tra due artisti che non si conoscevano, ma che amavano reciprocamente le loro creazioni. “Non ci siamo conosciuti per strada. Non ci siamo conosciuti alla fermata dell’autobus. Non ci siamo conosciuti al panificio o in discoteca. Sono stato io a cercare lei”, racconta JR. Così inizia l’avventura di Visages, Villages, il film nato dall’incontro tra Agnès Varda e JR, un road-movie del tutto particolare, un viaggio tra visi e villaggi (appunto), alla ricerca di persone autentiche e di luoghi la cui poesia dimenticata sta nei dettagli. Accolto trionfalmente al Festival di Cannes, candidato all’Oscar come miglior documentario (ma, in attesa del verdetto di Los Angeles del 4 marzo, possiamo già festeggiare l’Oscar alla carriera ricevuto a novembre da Agnès Varda), Visages, Villages arriva nelle sale italiane, distribuito dalla Cineteca di Bologna, da tempo impegnata con il suo laboratorio L’Immagine Ritrovata nel restauro dei film di Agnès Varda, a partire proprio dal suo esordio, nel 1955, La Pointe courte. JR, “ritrattista” contemporaneo che lavora su pareti grandi, a volte immense, è sempre alla ricerca di volti, e questa volta lo fa attraversando alcuni splendidi paesaggi francesi, raggiungendo luoghi oggi, nell’epoca dell’urbanizzazione estrema, sempre più remoti. Ma Visage, Villages non è un dietro le quinte che svela il lavoro di JR: perché ad accompagnarlo c’è Agnès Varda, grazie alla quale l’arte di JR si trasforma in un film, un racconto per immagini, nel quale il processo creativo di JR diventa un esercizio maieutico per tirar fuori voce e pensieri delle persone incontrate lungo il viaggio. “Occhi e sguardo sono importanti nel tuo lavoro”, ha detto Agnès Varda rivolta a JR. “E sono importanti nel film. Tu ci vedi molto bene, a compensare la mia vista sfocata, e paradossalmente i tuoi occhi sono sempre nascosti dietro un paio di occhiali neri. Ci sorprendiamo a vicenda. Spero che sorprenderemo soprattutto gli spettatori, con il nostro rapporto e con le incredibili testimonianze che abbiamo raccolto. Ci sono parole che non dimenticherò mai”.

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Bright Star Secondary Charter Hosting Cultural Awareness Event

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 gennaio 2018

los angelesLos Angeles. Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy is planning an event promoting cultural awareness at 1:30 p.m. on January 25, 2018 in the quad area of the academy located at 5431 West 98th Street in Los Angeles. Students who have demonstrated the school’s core value of awareness will be honored. The event is timed with National School Choice Week 2018 – the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunities that will take place January 21 to 27, 2018. More than 32,000 events are planned nationwide.The goal of the event is to celebrate great education choices in California and raise awareness among parents about school choice.“We participate in School Choice Week to highlight our academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities for students. We want families to know they have a choice in us,” Corey Taylor, principal at Bright Star, said.Media are encouraged to attend – contact Corey Taylor to make arrangements.Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy is a charter school serving 550 students in grades 9 to 12. Learn more about the school by visiting http://brightstarschools.org/ BSS Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. Through more than 32,000 independently planned events across the country, National School Choice Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices available to children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

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Oregon Virtual Academy Welcomes Students for 2017-18 School Year

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 4 settembre 2017

WaterfallsStudents at Oregon Virtual Academy (ORVA), an accredited, online public charter school, begin their 2017-18 school year on Sept. 5, simply by turning on their computers. Authorized by the North Bend School District, ORVA serves students in kindergarten through 12th grade across the state of Oregon.ORVA’s rigorous and engaging curriculum includes courses in English/language arts, math, science, history, world languages, art and music, as well as elective and Advanced Placement® courses for high school students. Dual enrollment opportunities to earn college credits are available for qualified high school students in select courses, and ORVA also offers credit recovery opportunities.At ORVA, state-certified teachers provide instruction, guidance and support, interacting with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings. Teachers develop an individualized learning plan for each student that is mapped to their individual educational goals.“At ORVA, we are committed to helping students maximize their academic potential,” said Dr. Debbi Chrisop, interim head of school at Oregon Virtual Academy. “Our program allows teachers and parents to work together to help students reach their goals in the unique way that is right for them.”ORVA’s active school community organizes fun monthly activities where students can get together in person. The school also offers a wide range of clubs.

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Idaho Technical Career Academy Kicks Off 2017-18 School Year

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 4 settembre 2017

HellsCanyonIdaho Technical Career Academy (ITCA), Idaho’s only career-focused virtual school, begins its 2017-18 school year on Sept. 5. A full-time online public charter school, ITCA serves high school students statewide.ITCA utilizes career technical education (CTE) to uniquely prepare career-focused students in grades 9-12 who are interested in pursuing a job, college degree or both for life after high school. All students complete a career exploration program and can choose from a variety of courses in in-demand career fields such as web development, business administration, health science and agriculture manufacturing. Students can get ahead by earning college credits and start down the pathway of earning industry-recognized certifications.The online school setting enables students in any geographic area of the state to utilize this unique curriculum. Furthermore, the flexible learning environment enables students to partner with professionals and companies to apply the skills they are learning in a specific industry.ITCA teachers are Idaho-credentialed and provide instruction, guidance and support, interacting with students and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone and face-to-face meetings.“Essential to any successful society is an educated and trained workforce,” said Monti Pittman, head of school at Idaho Technical Career Academy. “Our course offerings, which allow students to explore and focus on occupations of interest, have the capacity to enrich a student’s educational experience while maximizing their ability to be successful in the community and in the work force.”

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Approda al cinema Teen Star Academy con John Savage, Blanca Blanco e Bret Roberts

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 Mag 2017

savageten starsRoma in anteprima nazionale giovedì, 25 maggio 20.30, al Cinema Barberini di Roma (Piazza Barberini 24). Girato nelle suggestive location di Montecarlo, Beaulieu, Menton e Nizza il film, che ha per protagonisti ben 55 teenagers di talento provenienti da tutto il mondo e selezionati nei più autorevoli Actors Studio di Montecarlo e Nizza, è ambientato nella “Teen Star Academy”, una scuola molto speciale di una città della costa del Sud della Francia da dove escono giovani provetti artisti e future Star nella musica, danza, canto e moda.L’Accademia, fondata e diretta da Mister Burt (John Savage), si avvale di bravissimi insegnanti tra i quali, Julia (Blanca Blanco), per la danza e Patty (Adriana Volpe), per la moda. Il cast, che sarà presente alla proiezione, sarà reduce dalla presentazione a Cannes di “SIX children and ONE grandfather”, film americano del genere comedy – family prodotto da Enrico Pinocci e diretto da Yann Thomas, con l’Oscar nominee Burt Young. (foto: savage, ten stars)

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Data from Tildrakizumab Clinical Development Program Presented at the 2017 American Academy of Dermatology Meeting

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 8 marzo 2017

barcelonaBarcelona, Spain, March 7, 2017 – Almirall S.L (Spanish Stock Exchange ticker: ALM) and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (Reuters: SUN.BO, Bloomberg: SUNP IN, NSE: SUNPHARMA, BSE: 524715, “Sun Pharma” and includes its subsidiaries or associate companies), today announced that several new analyses from Phase-I and the pivotal Phase-III clinical trials (reSURFACE 1 and 2) of Tildrakizumab, an investigational IL-23p19 inhibitor being evaluated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis, was presented at the 2017 Annual American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) in Orlando, Florida.
Over 1,800 patients across more than 200 clinical sites participated in the Tildrakizumab Phase-III pivotal trials (reSURFACE 1 and 2). Data were presented for the first time demonstrating results through 28 weeks of treatment at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV) Congress in October 2016. Regulatory filings for Tildrakizumab in the U.S. and Europe are proceeding as planned.
Psoriasis is a chronic immune disease that appears on the skin. It affects an estimated 7.5 million people in the U.S. and approximately 125 million people worldwide1. It is a non-contagious disorder that speeds the growth cycle of skin cells1 and results in thick scaly areas of skin2. The most common form of Psoriasis, called plaque Psoriasis, appears as red, raised areas of skin covered with flaky white scales, which may be itchy and painful and can crack and bleed2. Despite existing treatment options, many people with plaque psoriasis continue to struggle with the ongoing, persistent nature of this chronic disease.
Tildrakizumab is an investigational humanized, anti-IL-23p19 monoclonal antibody designed to selectively block the cytokine IL-23. With this precise targeting, Tildrakizumab has the potential to help control the pathogenic cells responsible for the inflammatory process of Psoriasis with limited impact on.the rest of the immune system. Phase-III Tildrakizumab data provide further evidence for the role of the Sun Pharma is committed to expanding our dermatology portfolio to bring healthcare providers and patients around the world more treatment options and ongoing support for conditions with high unmet medical needs like Psoriasis. Sun Pharma, along with its subsidiaries, is ranked fourth in dermatology prescription volume within the U.S. per IMS and is fifth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company globally. In addition to the investigational candidate Tildrakizumab, an investigational anti-IL- 23p19 monoclonal antibody, Sun Dermatology is comprised of several branded products indicated for the treatment of acne and actinic keratosis with a focus on other dermatologic conditions with unmet needs such as Psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

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Forum PA 2016

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 Mag 2016

palazzo congressi eurRoma Dal 24 al 26 maggio al Palazzo dei Congressi oltre 30 sessioni di formazione gratuita su Riforma PA e PA digitale FORUM PA 2016
presenta la FORUM PA Academy, il programma di formazione gratuita articolato in sessioni tematiche della durata di 50 minuti l’una sui temi della Riforma PA e della PA digitale, dedicato a amministratori e dipendenti pubblici, aziende di servizi e organizzazioni non profit, imprenditori, operatori della comunicazione e studenti.
Il Programma dell’Academy 2016 conta 32 ‪‎sessioni formative, 15‪ organizzazioni partner coinvolte nella realizzazione degli eventi, oltre 40 ‎specialisti che offriranno ‪‎formazione gratuita su temi e strumenti per costruire una nuova PA. Le tematiche vanno dai vantaggi dell’utilizzo del software libero nella PA alla progettazione di siti web citizen friendly, dall’uso dei social network nel dialogo con il cittadino al crowdfunding civico, dalla scuola digitale alle novità derivate dall’adozione del regolamento europeo eIDAS, il sistema che regolamenta le procedure di riconoscimento della firma digitale.
“La pubblica amministrazione – sottolinea Gianni Dominici, Direttore generale di FPA – in questo momento ha bisogno di essere rivitalizzata nelle sue funzioni: servire al vivere sociale ed economico di noi cittadini. L’unico elemento vivo della PA sono le persone, dunque è su queste che bisogna puntare. La via maestra è quella della formazione, o come ci piace dire dell’empowerment: ‘mettere le persone in grado di’. Dare loro il potere di cambiare le cose attraverso la formazione. Non una formazione ‘teorica’ e meramente procedurale, ma una formazione orientata a produrre il cambiamento che da tempo auspichiamo e di cui gli stakeholder della PA hanno urgente bisogno, o meglio diritto”.
La novità assoluta di quest’anno è lo speciale programma formativo per giornalisti, realizzato in collaborazione con Ordine dei Giornalisti del Lazio e Dig.IT, il Festival del Giornalismo digitale, che prevede nove diversi laboratori divisi in tre mattinate di lavoro (di tre ore ciascuna) su tre macro-temi del giornalismo digitale. Per ricevere i crediti formativi i giornalisti devono iscriversi attraverso l’apposita piattaforma SIGeF.
Academy #FPA2016 è realizzata da FPA in collaborazione con i suoi partner. Tra i partner di quest’anno (elenco in aggiornamento): Anorc, ASVI – School of Social Change, Fondazione Mondo Digitale, MappiNA, LibreItalia, IWA Italia, P4I – Partners4Innovation, OuiShare Italia, Università degli Studi di Padova, Stati Generali dell’Innovazione, Università degli Studi di Roma Torvergata, UNINFO, WiSTER. Il programma della Forum PA Academy 2016 (in aggiornamento) è on line

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Due neuroscienziati dell’Università di Parma tra i primi dieci italiani al mondo

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 19 ottobre 2015

parma universitàParma Università. Ci sono ben due nomi dell’Università di Parma tra i primi dieci Top Italian Scientists della VIA – Academy (Virtual Italian Academy) nella macro area Neurosciences & Psychology. Si tratta di Giacomo Rizzolatti e di Vittorio Gallese: due neuroscienziati di gran fama, che con il loro lavoro danno lustro a un settore (quello delle neuroscienze) che costituisce uno degli indiscussi fiori all’occhiello dell’Ateneo.Giacomo Rizzolatti, professore emerito dell’Università di Parma, figura al primo posto del rankingNeurosciences & Psychology, mentre Vittorio Gallese, docente di Fisiologia e di Sistemi specchio e intersoggettività, si colloca al nono posto.
La classifica dei Top Italian Scientists (TIS) della VIA-Academy rappresenta una sorta di “censimento” degli scienziati di maggior impatto, misurato con il valore di h-index: un numero che racchiude sia la produttività sia l’impatto della produzione culturale o scientifica di una persona basato sulle citazioni ricevute.VIA-Academy, nata a Manchester nel 2008, è una rete accademica virtuale cui partecipano scienziati, studiosi e professionisti italiani che lavorano all’estero (nel Regno Unito e in Europa in particolare). Uno dei suoi obiettivi è quello di favorire lo sviluppo e la diffusione della ricerca scientifica e l’innovazione tecnologica tra gli italiani all’estero.

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