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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 34 n° 349

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eFuel Alliance calls for higher ambition level for eFuels in aviation

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 luglio 2022

Berlin/Brussels. Regarding the vote on the ReFuelEU Aviation Regulation in the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, Ralf Diemer, Managing Director of the eFuel Alliance, states: “Climate-neutral aviation can only be achieved with CO2-neutral fuels. It is up to the Parliament to create a good negotiating basis for the upcoming trilogue by voting in favour of higher blending quotas of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and eFuels. The compromise adopted in the Transport Committee is a step in the right direction, but not sufficient. We need ambitious quotas and we need synthetic fuels to achieve the ambitious climate targets. Unfortunately, there is no alternative to liquid fuels in aviation for the near future. This makes binding high quotas even more important to de-fossilize aviation and to stimulate investments in renewable fuels,” Diemer said.”We call for a blending in 2030 of at least 10% sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) including a sub-quota for eFuels of 2%. The quotas should increase to 75% SAF and a subquota of 53% eFuels in 2050. The cost of eFuels will not only decrease rapidly due to economies of scale, unlike what critics claim, but would also be financially supported by emissions trading, according to the European Parliament’s vote on the EU ETS. We will make extensive use of renewable energy for the production of synthetic fuels, which will be produced in locations around the world where wind and solar are abundant.”The plenary vote on the ReFuelEU Aviation Regulation will take place on July 7. More on eFuels in aviation at further information visit

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eFuel Alliance: CO2 emission comparison in T&E study lacks any basis

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 giugno 2022

Berlin. With clear words, the eFuel Alliance rejects a recent study by the lobby organization Transport & Environment. The CO2 emissions comparison presented by T&E lacks any basis, said Dr. Tobias Block, Head of Strategy and Content of the interest group eFuel Alliance. “Respect! T&E has presented a special communicative feat: a study showing that internal combustion engines with 100 percent eFuels are just as climate-friendly as e-cars in Sweden, a country with a very low CO2 footprint in energy supply, they sell in such a way that the opposite seems to come out.” Synthetic fuels made precisely from renewable energy sources, known as eFuels, are one of the most effective measures in the fight against global warming. These days, Germany is arguing about its position in the EU Cabinet of Ministers. T&E has played a big part in this with its one-sided campaigning for a ban on internal combustion vehicles and against counting eFuels as part of CO2 fleet regulation, the eFuel Alliance suspects. “It would be better to discuss with more facts and less populism. T&E once again shows a lack of due diligence in the preparation of their so-called ‘studies’ and aims to mislead the public,” Block pointed out. “With this sometimes flat and intellectually undemanding way in which T&E presents supposed facts, the NGO also ends up doing no favors to its actual goal of forcing electromobility and restricting individual mobility. It is completely incomprehensible what is to be gained by T&E acting like a moderately serious lobbying organization to enforce electromobility. The eFuel Alliance is an interest group working for the political and social acceptance of eFuels and for their approval. We represent more than 170 companies, associations, and consumer organizations along the eFuel production value chain. We stand for fair competition and a level playing field for all relevant emission reduction solutions. We are clearly committed to greater climate protection and want to see the significant contribution of eFuels to sustainability and climate protection more widely recognized. Our goal is to enable the industrial production and widespread use of CO2-neutral fuels from renewable energy sources.

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efuel Alliance: Europe must finally solve its energy dilemma

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 25 Maggio 2022

Brüssel/Berlin, The eFuel Alliance has welcomed the EU-Commission’s RePowerEU plan as an additional booster for the Fit-for-55 climate package currently discussed in Brussels. “The EU Commission made a clear decision on the direction. In addition to expanding renewable energies domestically, we will have to step up our efforts in global energy partnerships to solve the energy dilemma.,” said Dr. Monika Griefahn, founding member of Greenpeace Germany, former Environment minister of Lower Saxony and chair for the eFuel Alliance.Among other things, the EU Commission proposes to further increase the share of renewable energies in the final energy consumption – instead of 40 percent as originally proposed, the target is now to be raised to 45 percent. Accordingly, the Commission recommends increasing the sub-target for renewable hydrogen and eFuels in transport sector, which is also included in the Renewable Energy Directive, to five percent. “In view of the current energy crisis, this step is absolutely right and an important signal that the European Council and Parliament should now urgently heed,” Monika Griefahn welcomed the Commission’s move.However, the chair of the eFuel Alliance expressed her disappointment that the EU Commission – although announced – has still not submitted a delegated act on power purchase criteria for green hydrogen and its derivates such as eFuels. “We urgently need a pragmatic proposal for the market uptake of eFuels. On the one hand, the EU Commission wants to push the green hydrogen economy, but on the other hand, it is not in a position to present the necessary legislation – yet the deadline for this already expired at the end of last year. There is a glaring gap between aspiration and reality here.” To make the transition to a renewable energy system, the EU should also strengthen the role of hydrogen-based eFuels. Being a climate-neutral energy carrier, eFuels solve the problem of storing and transporting renewable energies. Produced in regions rich in solar and wind energy, eFuels are the most cost-effective solution to unlock the global potential of renewables. “Europe needs to make more timely and targeted efforts to establish energy partnerships on an equal footing with countries where conditions are particularly favorable for electricity production from renewable sources.” On average, a wind turbine in Chile has four times more full-load hours than a comparable turbine in Germany. “However, South America as an important strategic energy partner is not on the Commission’s radar at all. Instead, the strategy paper focuses on fossil gas like LNG. This is understandable as a short-term measure to cushion the consequences of an potential supply stop from Russia. However, the Commission fails to set the course for long-term sustainable projects at the same time,” the expert said. “We need to lay the groundwork today so that we have a diverse energy supply with renewable fuels tomorrow.” Further information:

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Operazione Open Banking Alliance

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 agosto 2020

Banca del Piemonte e Banca di Asti prendono parte all’operazione Open Banking Alliance lanciata a giugno da Banco Desio, istituto brianzolo tra le più solide realtà bancarie, e Credimi, azienda fintech leader europeo del finanziamento digitale alle imprese, al fine di liberare ulteriori 30 milioni di euro per la ripresa delle PMI italiane, che vanno ad affiancarsi ai 50 milioni stanziati da Banco Desio.I fondi verranno utilizzati per dare liquidità alle imprese attraverso la sottoscrizione di titoli rappresentativi di finanziamenti erogati da Credimi. Si amplia così una collaborazione, tra istituti bancari e fintech, che unisce l’esperienza e la conoscenza delle realtà imprenditoriali locali con la digitalizzazione volta a semplificare i processi di accesso al credito.Le PMI potranno richiedere finanziamenti coperti al 90% dal Fondo di Garanzia, per un ammontare fino al 25% del fatturato 2019. I finanziamenti, erogati da Credimi, hanno durata di 5 anni e 1 anno di preammortamento con inizio di rimborso previsto per l’ultimo trimestre 2021, sono accessibili a imprese con meno di 500 dipendenti e un fatturato sopra i 100mila euro, che siano Società di Capitali con almeno un bilancio depositato e Società di Persone con almeno una dichiarazione fiscale. La procedura è completamente digitale, la richiesta è effettuabile online su, in pochi minuti, da qualsiasi device, 7 giorni su 7, 24 ore su 24, con documenti firmati digitalmente a fronte di una risposta che arriva in 3 giorni lavorativi. Dalla partenza dell’operazione, lo scorso giugno, oltre 1.100 aziende hanno richiesto il finanziamento a Credimi per un totale di 294M€.

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R&D Alliance Between Harvard and Deerfield Announces First Project Agreement

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 gennaio 2020

Lab1636, the R&D alliance between Harvard University and Deerfield Management Company, announced today its first project agreement to advance Harvard researchers’ innovations toward the development of novel therapeutics. Lab1636 has committed to a first project out of the laboratory of David Ginty, PhD, the Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Professor of Neurobiology in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.Launched in March 2019, Lab1636 is a major strategic R&D alliance between Harvard and the healthcare investment firm Deerfield to speed the development and translation of biomedical and life-science innovations into transformative treatments to improve life, health, and medical care. Lab1636 was established with a funding commitment of up to $100 million from Deerfield.Through this first project, Lab1636 will dedicate focused resources to advancing innovations with great therapeutic potential for patients. Recognized for his lab’s elucidation of the peripheral nervous system, Ginty seeks to answer fundamental questions in neuroscience relating to how we perceive and respond to our environment. Over the past few years, in particular, significant strides in understanding tactile hypersensitivity have been led by a postdoctoral researcher in his lab, Lauren Orefice, PhD, who is now Assistant Professor of Genetics at HMS and Massachusetts General Hospital. Together, they identified certain compounds that may point the way to a treatment for the touch hypersensitivity experienced by people with autism spectrum disorders.The Ginty Lab’s research in this area has previously received funding from the federal government and the Simons Foundation, as well as translational research funding from Harvard’s Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator and Q-FASTR at HMS. Lab1636 is now poised to validate and expand upon the lab’s findings, advancing them through late-stage preclinical development.A private company wholly owned by affiliates of Deerfield, Lab1636 supports Harvard R&D projects through various stages of drug discovery and development, for example enabling studies to explicate the biology of disease, validate therapeutic targets, or achieve a proof-of-concept necessary for filing an Investigational New Drug (IND) application. Harvard’s R&D projects funded by Lab1636 are initiated by principal investigators from labs across the University and selected by a joint advisory committee.

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Alliance Advisors Expands Asian Operations

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 dicembre 2019

Alliance Advisors, leading global proxy solicitation and corporate advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Celine Feng has joined Alliance as Vice President of Business Development for the Greater China region. An industry veteran, prior to joining Alliance, Celine spent seven years at IHS Markit (formerly Ipreo) and nine years at Thomson Reuters, where she specialized in creating customized products and consulting services to assist corporate executives and investor relations teams advance their governance and shareholder communications capabilities. Ted Wallace, Senior Vice President and head of Alliance’s APAC division says, “I’m extremely excited to have Celine join our growing regional effort. She is one of the most capable executives I’ve had the pleasure to work with, and her client service skills and industry outlook align with Alliance’s philosophy of creating sustainable long-term relationships by providing demonstrable value to our clients.” Celine Feng commented, “Alliance has shown exceptional commitment in the Greater China market, and I’m honored to join such a talented team. Over the past years, ESG has garnered undisputable prominence internationally. I aim to leverage my extensive proxy advisory expertise alongside Alliance Advisors’ global presence, to facilitate our regional clients in achieving international best practices and standards.” “The hiring of Celine corresponds with Alliance’s business strategy in expanding our presence in the Asian marketspace,” stated Joseph Caruso, Alliance’s Chief Operating Officer. “Celine will extend to the broader Asian market the same high level of satisfaction that Alliance’s domestic and international clients are accustomed to experiencing.”

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Guidewire Software Announces MirrorMe as New Solution Alliance Partner

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 novembre 2019

MirrorMe, a provider of a mobile claim reporting solution, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the industry platform Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers rely upon, today announced that MirrorMe has joined Guidewire PartnerConnect™ as a Solution partner. The companies also announced that MirrorMe’s new plug-and-play Ready for Guidewire validated add-on, created using the Guidewire DevConnect™ developer environment, is now available to insurers in the Guidewire Marketplace.
MirrorMe’s Ready for Guidewire add-on for visual claim reporting enables insurers on Guidewire ClaimCenter™ to visually inspect damage claims remotely using MirrorMe Web Vision™. The company’s integration delivers access to an app-free solution for photo capture, document scanning, and live video allowing visibility into the claim and its supporting documentation at every stage of the claim lifecycle. Web Vision includes functionality for each stakeholder [or participant] in the claims process—customers, service shops, salvage companies, dealers, and claims adjusters.“Our partnership with Guidewire is a testament to our continued commitment to helping insurers improve every step of the customer experience,” said Robert Chea, founder and chief executive officer, MirrorMe. “Our app-free solution enables insurers to obtain the right data and evidence from policyholders and service providers, so they can efficiently make informed decisions and quickly settle claims.”

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Snowden Lane Partners and Kestrel Capital Announce Strategic Alliance

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 6 ottobre 2019

Snowden Lane Partners, an independent, advisor-owned, wealth advisory firm dedicated to providing client-focused advice in a values-driven culture, today announced a strategic cooperation alliance with Dublin, Ireland based Kestrel Capital, an independent wealth advisory firm that advises high net worth individuals, family offices, corporations, charities and retirement plans.Snowden Lane and Kestrel Capital will seek to expand their respective service capabilities and refer clients to one another where there may be an opportunity to develop and strengthen business relationships. By virtue of its authorization by the Central Bank of Ireland and the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority, Kestrel Capital has and will retain its “single passport” and ability to do business in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. Snowden Lane affiliates are authorized to do business in the U.S.Rob Mooney, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Snowden Lane added: “In many ways, the world is still becoming a smaller place, and we believe a strategic relationship with a reputable advisory firm like Kestrel Capital is very valuable as we look to develop our business outside the U.S.” Lyle LaMothe, Snowden Lane’s Chairman, added, “We’ve known John and his firm for some time and see a real potential to develop new relationships by way of referral, as well as to facilitate servicing existing cross-border clients and their families.”Since its founding in 2011, Snowden Lane has rapidly built a national brand, attracting top industry talent from Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS, JP Morgan, Raymond James and Wells Fargo, among others. The firm has 10 offices around the country, including Pasadena and San Diego, CA; New Haven, CT; Coral Gables, FL; Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, Salisbury and Bethesda, MD; San Antonio, TX; as well as its New York City headquarters. In 2019, the Financial Times named Snowden Lane to its elite FT 300 list for the fifth straight year, recognizing it as one of the top independent RIA firms in the U.S. A number of the firm’s advisors have been recognized as FT 401 Top Retirement advisors, and a number by Forbes/Shook as top state advisors.

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ULE Alliance Presents Orange’s Connected Home Devices

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 settembre 2019

The ULE Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the worldwide market adoption of the ULE (Ultra Low Energy) wireless technology for the IoT, is pleased to announce a promotion cooperation with Orange ( Orange will showcase its new product devices “Maison Connectée” (connected home) at the ULE Alliance booth at IFA 2019 in Berlin Hall 25, booth 404.“This is the first time that Orange and ULE Alliance cooperate in promotional activities”, says Ulrich A. Grote, Chairman of the Alliance. “We are pleased to showcase Orange’s connected home devices, which are based on the truly secure, stable and long range ULE technology.”
Orange’s “Maison Connectée” products – Livebox router, smart bulb, motion detector, smart plug and door sensor – will be presented at the product wall of ULE Alliance booth, along with devices from ULE Alliance members Crow, Deutsche Telekom, DSP Group, Gigaset, Jazz Hipster, Panasonic and VTech.In addition the ULE Alliance will show the ULE and Open Connectivity Foundation’s IoTivity bridging gateway, which provides seamless interoperability over diverse networks.

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GRAIL Appoints Rodger Currie as Head of Government Affairs and Alliance Development

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 agosto 2019

GRAIL, Inc., a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured, today announced that Rodger Currie, JD, has been appointed Vice President and Head of Government Affairs and Alliance Development. Mr. Currie will report to Joshua Ofman, MD, MSHS, who was recently appointed Chief of Corporate Strategy and External Affairs. Together, they will spearhead GRAIL’s government affairs, policy, and advocacy efforts as the company continues to prepare its multi-cancer early detection test for commercialization. “Rodger is an experienced and driven healthcare advocate, and I am very pleased to welcome him to GRAIL at this pivotal moment for the company,” said Hans Bishop, Chief Executive Officer at GRAIL. “As we continue to advance our early cancer detection blood test toward commercialization, Rodger will work closely with policymakers, regulators, patient groups, and other stakeholders to navigate a dynamic healthcare, regulatory, and reimbursement environment.”Mr. Currie joins GRAIL from Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), where he most recently served as Executive Vice President for Advocacy; led federal, state, and international government relations and alliances; and reported to PhRMA President and Chief Executive Officer, Steve Ubl.“Bringing innovative genomic technology to early cancer detection provides an opportunity to make a dramatic impact on cancer survival. As GRAIL advances a novel paradigm for multi-cancer early detection, policymakers, payers, and other stakeholders must ensure that policies are in place to support the adoption of such groundbreaking technology,” said Dr. Ofman. “Rodger understands the challenge this represents, and we believe he is the ideal person to help us push our technology forward.” “I can hardly think of a better way to make a positive impact on the lives of patients than by helping GRAIL tackle cancer, a disease that touches nearly every person and family over the course of a lifetime,” said Mr. Currie. “I am looking forward to partnering with GRAIL’s new leadership team, a truly committed and forward-thinking group of individuals, to help our healthcare system prepare to adopt this breakthrough technology and work to seriously reduce cancer deaths.”

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KUKA Joins Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

KUKA, a global supplier of intelligent automation solutions, has recently joined the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA), an organization supporting companies in the aerospace industry, as a participating member.The PNAA’s purpose is to strengthen the manufacturing supply chain to provide lighter, more fuel efficient, and safer aircraft. As a participating member, KUKA will have the opportunity to share their automation expertise at PNAA conferences and events, while participating in the aerospace industry.KUKA Robotics is a manufacturer of state-of-the-art robotic equipment providing automation to major aerospace manufacturers, and qualified system integrators throughout North America, and the world.KUKA products provide a stable platform for a variety of applications in the aerospace industry, including automated fiber placement, non-destructive testing of composite assemblies, additive manufacturing, drill and fill, composites milling, laser ablation, mobile robotics, AGV’s, and more. Further, KUKA provides products for research and development in this vital industry. These solutions automate various tasks. Large users in the aerospace market, depend on, and trust KUKA products on a daily basis.

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Nascita della Lung Ambition Alliance

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 luglio 2019

L’International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), il Guardant Healt, la Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) e AstraZeneca hanno annunciato la nascita della Lung Ambition Alliance, una nuova partnership con la coraggiosa ambizione di eliminare il cancro al polmone come causa di morte. Il primo obiettivo dell’Alliance è quello di raddoppiare la sopravvivenza a cinque anni per i pazienti affetti da questo tumore entro il 2025. Ogni 18 secondi, una persona perde la vita a causa del cancro al polmone e, solamente nel 2018, per questa malattia sono morte approssimativamente 1,8 milioni di persone. Al 40 per cento dei pazienti la malattia viene diagnosticata quando il tumore si è già diffuso oltre i polmoni e la prognosi si è ormai aggravata. Oggi, solo un paziente su cinque colpito da cancro al polmone è vivo 5 anni dopo la diagnosi.
L’Alliance unisce competenze specifiche e complementari che includono ricerca e formazione (IASLC), diagnostica (Guardant Health), supporto dei pazienti (GLCC), ricerca e sviluppo di nuovi farmaci (AstraZeneca). Incrementare la percentuale di screening e di diagnosi precoci, mettere a disposizione farmaci innovativi e migliorare la qualità della cura per le persone affette da cancro al polmone sono le tre priorità identificate dai soci fondatori. I progetti iniziali che l’Alliance intende supportare sono:
1. Early Lung Imaging Confederation (ELIC), un nuovo database globale di screening basato sul cloud, pensato per migliorare la diagnosi e la gestione multidisciplinare del tumore al polmone in stadio precoce. Il progetto si basa sulle crescenti evidenze che supportano l’utilizzo dello screening con tomografia computerizzata (TC) per favorire la riduzione della mortalità.4 Questo insieme di immagini e dati può essere usato per migliorare la costruzione dei modelli di rischio, la diagnosi e gli strumenti diagnostici, proponendosi come nuovo standard globale per la qualità dei dati. In una fase successiva, l’intelligenza artificiale (IA) potrebbe essere applicata per migliorare ulteriormente l’affidabilità degli strumenti attraverso lo screening con tomografia computerizzata. L’Alliance contribuirà alla raccolta dati, già iniziata nella seconda metà del 2018 da IASCL, per questo database e assisterà nella misurazione degli outcome dei pazienti nelle diverse fasi del percorso di cura (inclusa la diagnosi iniziale, il primo trattamento e il follow up).
2. Major Pathologic Response Project, una raccolta di dati provenienti da studi clinici che possono essere utilizzati per la validazione degli endpoint surrogati e per l’individuazione di biomarcatori predittivi, i quali potrebbero consentire una migliore identificazione delle caratteristiche del tumore. Gli obiettivi del progetto sono quelli di accelerare lo sviluppo di una nuova generazione di trattamenti target e di guidare verso un intervento precoce laddove vi sia un maggiore potenziale di cura.5 L’Alliance aiuterà a raccogliere i dati provenienti da studi promossi da gruppi cooperativi e dall’industria farmaceutica, che possono essere utilizzati con le autorità regolatorie in tutto il mondo nella validazione dei dati clinici più importanti.
3. Initiatives in Lung Cancer Care (ILC2), un bando il cui lancio è previsto nella seconda metà del 2019, che invita le Associazioni dei Pazienti di tutto il mondo a sviluppare e presentare progetti pilota a livello locale che possano trasformare la cura e incrementare la sopravvivenza. Il bando mira a supportare la comunità di pazienti affetti da cancro al polmone, supportando le migliori pratiche multidisciplinari, informando i pazienti sulle opzioni terapeutiche e fornendo supporto alla qualità della vita degli stessi durante e dopo il trattamento. Un comitato composto dai rappresentanti dei membri della Lung Ambition Alliance valuterà e selezionerà le candidature che hanno soddisfatto i criteri per il finanziamento.

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CohesionAlliance seeks cooperation with MEPs to secure strong cohesion policy 2021-27

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 luglio 2019

Leading COTER and REGI members discussed risks and opportunities in the negotiations between the European Parliament and Council with territorial and sectoral associations
Envisaged budgetary cuts and centralisation still risk jeopardising the capacity of 2021-27 European Structural and Investment (ESI) funds to reduce gaps and spread sustainable and inclusive growth across the EU. The partners of the #CohesionAlliance – an EU wide alliance in favour of a strong cohesion policy after 2020 –discussed how to overcome such risks in a debate with newly appointed members of the European Parliament, held at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR).”The European elections have given the new European Parliament a clear mandate to bring Europe closer to citizens’ needs. Cohesion policy offers a unique and powerful tool to achieve this goal by involving of all relevant actors in every European region. Together, we need to protect and improve this policy, and avoid it being used as a cash reserve to accommodate last minute backroom deals on the future EU budget”, said the CoR president, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, welcoming as new #CohesionAlliance supporter the newly appointed chair of the European Parliament’s Committee for Regional Development (REGI), Younous Omarjee.Mr Omarjee expressed full support for the Alliance’s priorities including the key role of territorial cohesion, the elimination of macro-economic conditionality, the simplification of rules and the partnership principle for inclusive governance of investment plans. “We have to fight together against any cut to EU cohesion policy in the next long term budget”, he said, adding that, “since austerity plans were introduced during the financial crisis, regional and local authorities have often been given new responsibilities and tasks, while they are facing new challenges ranging from climate change to poverty. We need to ensure adequate support from the EU to regions.”
Over the past two years, the Alliance has established itself as the first communication platform to bring together all stakeholders involved in cohesion policy, from both the private and the public sectors. It aims to give them a voice in the EU decision-making process while informing and raising awareness among the public on Europe’s commitment to reducing disparities.The impact of this action was highlighted by the envoy of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the Federal Government and president of the CoR EPP Group, Michael Schneider (EPP/DE), who was among its initiators: “I am confident that the Cohesion Alliance, which keeps gaining momentum, will have a significant impact on the final design of future cohesion policy. This can already be seen in the European Parliament’s position, which reflects the key demands of our cities and regions.During the event, representatives of public authorities, civil society and business associations highlighted the impact of cohesion policy in intervention areas ranging from youth policies, to support for small and medium enterprises, climate change action and social inclusion.The “trialogues” between European Parliament, Commission and Council on the legislative proposals for the future cohesion policy are expected to restart in October, in order to finalise the adoption of relevant regulations by the end of 2019.

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Light Communications Alliance Formed by Global Industry Leaders

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 giugno 2019

Global leaders in the communications, lighting, infrastructure and device manufacturing industries announce that they have formed the Light Communications Alliance (LCA) to promote new wireless technologies enabling Light Communications (LC). They will establish and advocate the use of standards for this emerging industry.Light Communications technologies complement and enhance 5G wireless communications and other radio frequency technologies such as Wi-Fi. By utilising its greater available spectrum, light can be used to deliver larger amounts of data at faster speeds and with greater security The LCA is an open, non-profit association of members who aim to promote Light Communications technology with a consistent, focused and concise approach. The LCA will highlight the benefits, use cases and timelines for Light Communications adoption. The organisation will align innovative leaders across the industries that light and communications touches, defining standards for education, communication, and interoperability.The founding members of the LCA are Nokia, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), LEDVANCE, Liberty Global, Lucibel, Orange, pureLiFi, LiFi Research & Development Centre, Velmenni, Zero.1, CEA Leti, and Institut Mines-Télécom.Light Communication technologies include Light Fidelity (LiFi) and Optical Camera Communications (OCC) both of which have been attracting increased attention over recent years within several industries, such as smart cities and homes, industry 4.0 and manufacturing environments, as well as retail and tourism.Global Market Insights predicts that the LiFi market will be worth $75 billion by 2025, creating broad, far-reaching opportunities for the related industries to benefit from Visible Light Communications.LiFi offers a fully networked, bi-directional mobile communication solution using light, which has the potential to deliver massive bandwidth and higher speeds for short-range wireless communications. It can be integrated easily alongside traditional wireless technology such as Wi-Fi and can enhance these networks with greater speeds and security. LiFi can be deployed in various environments, both professional and domestic, including smart offices, smart transport, industry 4.0 and in the smart gigabit connected home of the future.Optical Camera Communications (OCC), has the potential to create value-added services by using the light for both broadcast communications and indoor positioning in environments such as office buildings, convention centres, and parking lots.

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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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Regions Bank Renews Alliance with Elavon

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 giugno 2019

Elavon, a leading global payments provider, and Regions Bank have agreed to extend their long-standing relationship to continue offering innovative and secure payment solutions to Regions’ business customers.Since 1992, Elavon and Regions have grown together to be one of the leading merchant services providers in the Southeast. This partnership brings expanded capabilities to customers of Regions Bank including the latest point-of-sale products, omni-commerce platforms and security solutions.“Elavon’s services are vital for our small business customers,” said Rajive Chadha, head of Regions Consumer Products and Origination Partnerships. “We are pleased to continue to offer their expertise and capabilities to our customers.”“Having worked together for 27 years, Regions is our longest relationship with a financial institution,” said Jamie Walker, CEO, Elavon. “I believe we’ve continued to have such a strong and successful relationship because Elavon and Regions’ people keep customers top-of-mind every day. Together, we help customers more successfully manage their businesses.” Regions is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer, commercial, mortgage and wealth management banking products and services.

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Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2019 Conference Call

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 Maggio 2019

Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCQB: LEAI) (, a leading international provider of practical, high-quality, and value-based educational training on the topics of personal finance, entrepreneurship, real estate, and financial markets investing strategies and techniques, announced today it will hold a conference call on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.To listen to the conference call, interested parties within the U.S. should dial 1-800-289-0438 or 1-323-794-2570 for international calls, approximately 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Conference ID: 6545440. The conference call will also be available through a live webcast, which can be accessed at: or through the company’s website at will answer pre-submitted questions gathered prior to the earnings conference call in the Question and Answer period of the call. Interested parties may submit questions for Management’s consideration prior to the call by submitting them in writing to Legacy Education Alliance Investor Relations.

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Cvent and InterContinental San Diego Kick Off First Elite Meetings Alliance Event of 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 aprile 2019

The world’s largest luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels Group, and market-leading meetings, event and hospitality technology provider Cvent, are excited to announce the first event of Cvent’s Elite Meetings Alliance 2019 series hosted at the InterContinental San Diego. The two-day event, which runs from Saturday, April 13 to Monday, April 15, brings qualified corporate and association event planners together with luxury hotel representatives and industry suppliers for one-on-one meetings, CMP accredited education sessions and unique networking opportunities.“InterContinental San Diego offers groups a sophisticated new urban experience with amenities and refined service typically found at Southern California’s premier resorts,” said Director of Group Sales, Rachael Strong. “By attending the Elite Meetings Alliance at our venue, planners will see San Diego through fresh eyes, experiencing both the excitement of the city and the relaxation of the waterfront in a more intimate, more accessible downtown setting.”Event attendees will enjoy first-class dining, a private property tour, and The InterContinental San Diego will host exclusive unique experiences including a farmer’s market-style luncheon utilizing the historic 45,000 sq. ft. Lane Field Park – the former baseball stadium of the San Diego Padres – and a Valle de Guadalupe-inspired Baja wine dinner on the property’s 4,500 sq. ft. Bayview Terrace.

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Gillette Gaming Alliance Heads to Inaugural TwitchCon Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 aprile 2019

Gillette (NYSE: PG), the world’s leading expert in men’s grooming, today unveiled its plans for a one-of-a-kind fan experience at TwitchCon Europe, which will take place in Berlin from April 13-14, while further highlighting the Gillette Gaming Alliance (GGA), a team of 11 Twitch streamers from 11 countries, that was announced last month in partnership with Twitch.“We are really excited to be heading to TwitchCon Europe, the first event outside of the U.S., with our Gillette Gaming Alliance members – some of the best streamers from around the world,” said Jaweria Ali, Global Marketing Director at Gillette. “As a brand, we are committed to sparking and contributing to positive change through our ‘The Best Men Can Be’ efforts, and we are thrilled to bring this important initiative to the Twitch community while supporting our Alliance members and engaging with both esports and gaming fans alike.” The Gillette brand activation at TwitchCon Europe (located at #F35) will include two streaming stations for Gillette Gaming Alliance members and a shave station for grooming touch-ups where both GGA members and fans can get shaves with SkinGuard razors, the latest product innovation with new technology designed to address skin sensitivity and prevent irritation for men. The activation will also feature a curing station, a machine used as part of RZR MKR to finalize customization on razors, plus some demos of the Gillette Lab’s heated razor.Additionally, Gillette will be sampling razors to fans, with products such as Gillette Fusion Proglide with Flexball, which feature blades Made in Berlin. Gillette will host meet and greets with Gillette Gaming Alliance members, and gift them with a customized razor handle. Fans can stop by from 9am to 8pm to check out the fun offerings and receive free product samples.As an extension of Gillette’s “The Best Men Can Be” campaign, the brand will leverage the Gillette Gaming Alliance to raise funds for charities, in the interest of supporting organizations that help men achieve their personal “best.” Members of the Alliance that choose to participate will dedicate their livestream to select charities, and Gillette will match the funds raised by the steamers from their fans, with all proceeds going to the designated partners.

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WellSky Becomes Member of CommonWell Health Alliance

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 febbraio 2019

WellSky announced that the health and community care technology company is now a member of CommonWell Health Alliance®, joining the effort to help break down barriers to nationwide data exchange. CommonWell, a not-for-profit trade association made up of diverse health IT stakeholders, is dedicated to creating universal access to health data via a person-centered, nationwide network.To achieve this, CommonWell and its members have committed to using their extensive experience across the health care ecosystem to produce and deploy patient-centric interoperability services — including person enrollment, record location, patient identification and linking, and data query and retrieval. At their core, these services aim to solve the challenges associated with patient linking and identity at scale.
CommonWell and its members are actively deploying these services, which are now live at more than 11,000 provider sites nationwide, ranging from large acute hospitals to rural specialty practices. Together with its members, CommonWell is continually working to extend interoperability to new users and care settings.“Our members know the needs of the providers and patients across the health care continuum,” said Nick Knowlton, Membership Committee chair for CommonWell Health Alliance and vice president at Brightree. “WellSky will use their experience to contribute to CommonWell and its vision that health data should be accessible regardless of where care occurs.”
WellSky is a technology company transforming care through software and professional services that empower post-acute health care providers and community organizations across the continuum of care. WellSky serves more than 10,000 customer sites around the world — including the largest hospital systems, blood banks and labs, home health and hospice franchises, government agencies, and human services organizations. WellSky solutions help clients solve tough challenges, improve collaboration for growth, and achieve better outcomes through predictive insights.“CommonWell makes true interoperability possible, and joining this forward-thinking team of health care IT leaders strengthens our commitment to delivering innovative technology that empowers care providers, increases efficiency, and improves lives,” said Bill Miller, CEO of WellSky. “Together we can ensure that health data is accessible, regardless of care setting, so providers have the critical data they need to achieve better outcomes for the people they serve.” WellSky joins the Alliance with the intention to contribute to making interoperability ubiquitous in health care. To date, nearly 80 organizations are members of CommonWell.

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