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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 (www.orange.com). 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 Mag 2019

Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. (OTCQB: LEAI) (www.legacyeducationalliance.com), 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: http://public.viavid.com/index.php?id=134667 or through the company’s website at http://ir.legacyeducationalliance.com/ir-calendar.Management 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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The First Alliance Foundation To Honor the French-American Military Alliance

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 dicembre 2018

The Hon. Carole L. Brookins, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of The First Alliance (TFA) Foundation will announce the establishment and mission of a new privately-funded non-profit organization at a 6-00pm Tuesday December 11, 2018 reception at the Army and Navy Club (ANC) – Washington DC. Ms. Brookins stated that “The First Alliance Foundation’s logo symbolizes the historic military relationship between America and France that led to the birth of an independent United States of America in 1776. It also signifies the essential French-American military alliance in WW I, WW II and other wars where we have stood united. Our mission is two-fold: first, to honor our historic and enduring military alliance; and second, to further strengthen the bonds of support and camaraderie between future strategic decision makers from both nations.”Lieutenant General (Ret.) Olivier Tramond, who represents France on the Foundation’s Board of Directors said “Thanks to the strategic vision, generosity and leadership of Ms. Carole Brookins, the TFA Foundation will provide grant support for select programs that help commemorate historic events that have furthered the US – French Alliance; and also advance new initiatives in support of bi-lateral military co- operation, through project funding in the USA and France. Vive l’Alliance Franco- Americaine!”Attendees at the December 11 TFA Foundation Reception at the ANC will be senior American & French military, cultural, business & philanthropic leaders, who support the organization’s mission & program grant priorities for 2019 and 2020.

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The Language Big Data Alliance launches in Europe with Summit in London

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 Mag 2018

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data will meet education and research at the Language Big Data Alliance (LBDA) Summit, held in London on the 25 May 2018, at the Institute of Directors from 2pm to 5pm.LBDA is a non-profit community dedicated to offering AI and Big Data solutions to leading research institutions, universities, colleges and enterprises around the world. It shares its resources through an open platform offering language and translation resources, AI and Big Data solutions, and opportunities for collaboration with governments, associations and academics.The LBDA Summit will see leaders in AI and Big Data come together for a day of keynotes and panel discussions from high calibre speakers and key-decision makers in the research, education and technology sectors.The co-founder and secretary general of LBDA, Eric Yu, who is also the CEO of Global Tone Communication Technology Co., Ltd. (GTCOM), said: “The ultimate goal of this Summit is to recruit partners and other long-standing members of the LBDA and unite them with the partners in our ecosystem to help further the mass adoption and application of AI and Big Data in educational, technological and scientific research in Europe.” New product, JoveEye, will be launched on the LBDA platform by GTCOM, which turns data and insight into truly applicable knowledge for education and research purposes. For JoveEye, GTCOM partnered with tech giants – Alibaba, Haier and Huawei; educational institutions – University of Bristol, University of Kent, University of Vienna and University of Geneva; global publishers – Bloomberg; research institutions – OFAI.

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The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany sees open access to digital sequence information at risks

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 febbraio 2018

Janis EitnerThe Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany strongly cautions against expanding the scope of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol (NP) to include digital sequence information (DSI). Such an expansion would have far-reaching negative consequences, which could severely damage scientific research progress in the fields of environmental and life sciences and biodiversity, and would particularly threaten international research cooperation within these fields. Furthermore, current efforts to make science more open and transparent (e.g. the European Open Science Cloud Declaration) and initiatives to warrant open access to data from publicly funded research would be jeopardized.In principle, the Alliance supports the NP, which regulates access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of resulting benefits (Access and Benefit Sharing, ABS) as of October 2014. It is a central concern of the Alliance that its members respect good scientific practices (established by field-specific Codes of Conduct) when cooperating with partners in a national or international context.
However, in 2013, the Alliance did publish a joint statement during the EU legislative process pointing out the foreseeable difficulties of implementing the NP for non-commercial research. Indeed, experience now confirms that, as a result of implementation of the NP, international cooperation in biodiversity research, the analysis of human and animal pathogen-vectors, and the investigation of plant diseases, among others, have been significantly obstructed. The main issues have been severe delays, bureaucratic barriers, difficulties obtaining sampling permits from the respective authorities, and existing legal uncertainty. (photo: Janis Eitner)

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Alltech and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists announce 2016 A+ Award winners

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 luglio 2016

dublino[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Alltech and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Alltech A+ Award for outstanding coverage of international equestrian sport.The A+ Award was established in 2010 by Alltech, in collaboration with the IAEJ, to reward creativity, passion and excellence in equestrian journalism. Initially, the focus of the awards programme was coverage of the 2010 and 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™. The theme for the 2016 contest was “Stories of Triumph.” The highly competitive contest, which attracted entries from around the world, was judged by Grania Willis, FEI communications director, Alan Smith, former Daily Telegraph equestrian correspondent, and photographer Peter Llewellyn, photo manager for the 2012 London Olympic and 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games. The judges deliberated without knowing the names of the contestants. No one from IAEJ or Alltech was involved in the judging process.“It is a delight to continue to honor the creative storytellers within the equestrian world,” said Susanna Elliott, corporate communications manager at Alltech. “They captivate us with their words, mesmerise us with their photos and draw us into a deeper understanding and appreciation of the horse.”The winners of this year’s Alltech A+ Award are:
Article Category: Kim F. Miller, Newport Beach, California, USA; “The Comeback Kids” published in California Riding Magazine, August 2015 issue.
Broadcast Category: Jan Tönjes, Hamburg, Germany; broadcast from the FEI Grand Prix Dressage Freestyle featuring an interview with the top three riders; Aachen, Germany, broadcast on St. Georg LIVE on Aug. 16, 2015.
Photo Category: Julia Shearwood, Navenby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom; photograph of Laura Collett and Grand Manoeuvre from the 2015 Longines FEI European Eventing Championships hosted by Blair Castle International Horse Trials; published as the cover photo in Horse & Hound magazine, Sept. 3, 2015.
Tönjes, the editor of St. Georg magazine, is a three-time winner, having also scooped the award in 2013 and 2015. Shearwood is also a repeat winner, having taken the top prize for another photograph in 2012. Each of the winners will receive an Alltech A+ Award trophy and a $500 USD prize.“The IAEJ is extremely grateful to Alltech for its continued recognition of the media and its contribution to equestrian sport,” said Pamela Young, IAEJ president. “Alltech’s generous support for these awards is much appreciated by our members, who work tirelessly to convey the passion and beauty of our sport worldwide.”The dates, times and locations for award presentations will be announced soon. For more information about the Alltech A+ Award IAEJ membership or to see past Alltech A+ Award recipients, visit http://www.equijournalists.com and click on “Awards.”

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Toward the World Humanitrian Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 Mag 2016

John Nduna, General Secretary of the ACT Alliance.

John Nduna, General Secretary of the ACT Alliance.

Renewed action and investment in humanity is needed at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next week if we are to move from delivering aid to ending need, international faith-based humanitarian and development network ACT Alliance has said. In the eleven new commitments ACT Alliance as a network has made towards the World Humanitarian Summit, it has focused on the core responsibilities highlighted in the UN Secretary General’s report to the Summit, in terms of meeting people’s essential needs and developing solutions with and for those impacted; investing in local capacities, and putting people at the centre of the response through local and national empowerment and building community resilience.“Every day our members in the field doing humanitarian work are the witnesses of the hard realities that face people affected by natural disasters, diseases and epidemics, and conflicts,” said John Nduna, ACT Alliance General Secretary. “It is imperative that these communities are part of an inclusive system that empowers them. It is time to create a paradigm shift within the humanitarian system, and our expectation is that this first Summit should be a significant milestone toward real change in the sector, in which local and national organisations are more empowered to respond to their community’s needs.” The 140 members of ACT Alliance who together work in over 100 countries around the world, work directly with communities facing emergency situations and respond to around 25 emergency situations around the world per year, including the recent earthquake in Ecuador and the ongoing conflict in Syria. The alliance shares the majority of findings in the UN Secretary General’s report towards the World Humanitarian Summit. It has also endorsed the new Charter for Change initiative, which makes concrete commitments to shift power and resources to national and local actors.As part of its work to support the World Humanitarian Summit process the alliance has committed to significantly increasing the proportion of ACT members’ humanitarian funding that goes directly to local and national members and their partners for humanitarian response and emergency preparedness by 2018.“The commitments ACT has made in the run up to the WHS are about the changes we have identified as important and which we have been advocating for, both within and outside the WHS process,” said Reshma Adatia, ACT Alliance Global Humanitarian Coordinator. “We have used the WHS as an opportunity to commit to being reflective of a system that we want. Our commitments are about leading the way in how we respond to humanitarian situations.” “Like other humanitarian workers we do our best to help people overcome emergency situations, and there are no miracle results,” said Nduna. “We must embrace the issues together at all levels and work in partnerships with equal recognition, from grassroot communities including faith based organisations to national and regional leaders and international bodies. This is the most effective way to help change the lives of people in crisis situations and uphold the norms that safeguard humanity.” (photo: John_Nduna)

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DLL si aggiudica il Young Global Leader’s Circular Economy Investor Award durante l’Assemblea Annuale del World Economic Forum

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 gennaio 2016

EindhovenEindhoven. DLL, provider globale di soluzioni finanziarie asset-based, è stata dichiarata vincitore dell’Alliance Trust Award for Circular Economy Investor. Il premio fa parte del programma Circulars Awards 2016, organizzato dagli Young Global Leaders del World Economic Forum in collaborazione con Accenture. The Circulars premiano le persone e le organizzazioni del mondo del commercio e della società civile che hanno contribuito in modo significativo alla diffusione dei principi su cui poggia l’economia circolare. Bill Stephenson, CEO, ha commentato così la notizia: “Questo riconoscimento rappresenta per la nostra azienda una tappa storica e un grande onore. E’ un prezioso stimolo a contribuire con rinnovato impegno all’economia circolare, generando in tal modo un valore di business per i nostri partner, per l’ambiente e per la nostra azienda.”Il Circular Economy Investor Award è conferito alle organizzazioni che operano nel settore degli investimenti che forniscono un supporto finanziario all’economia circolare affinché questa si diffonda in ogni ambito. L’economia circolare è il nuovo approccio verso un migliore utilizzo delle risorse mondiali che permette che il business abbia un impatto positivo sulle persone e sul pianeta, coniugando gli obiettivi ambientali con quelli di crescita del successo commerciale. DLL sta incoraggiando la transizione verso modelli di business di tipo circolare con l’offerta di soluzioni finanziarie innovative ed efficaci che permettono ai clienti di utilizzare, piuttosto che possedere, i propri assets. L’impegno in questa direzione e la spinta di DLL verso la transizione alla economia circolare fondata su soluzioni finanziarie innovative e il processo di formazione dei propri partner sull’importanza di un passaggio dal modello di economia lineare ‘take, make, waste’ [NdT- ‘prendi, produci, usa e getta’] al modello di economia circolare di ‘usa e ricicla’, sono gli elementi che hanno particolarmente convinto la giuria. DLL incoraggia i propri clienti, con il proprio programma Life Cycle Asset Management (LCAM), ad aumentare la vita tecnica delle loro attrezzature tramite il ricondizionamento e la rigenerazione.“Non avremmo potuto ottenere questo riconoscimento senza la motivazione e la profonda competenza dei nostri collaboratori, il team dedicato LCAM, e gli sforzi e l’inventiva dei nostri partner,” afferma Rob van den Heuvel, Senior Vice President Global Asset Management di DLL. “Noi di DLL siamo convinti che le soluzioni finanziarie innovative permettano ai nostri partner di cogliere la sfida dell’economia circolare e siamo ben lieti di constatare che un crescente numero di aziende riconosce che questo nuovo modo di fare business è tanto redditizio quanto sostenibile. Con i nostri partner, abbiamo messo in risalto le opportunità di business potenziali di gestire e commercializzare attrezzature di seconda e terza mano, promuovendo perciò attivamente la rigenerazione e il ricondizionamento. Ad oggi, DLL ha erogato 1,2 miliardi di Euro di finanziamenti per attrezzature di seconda mano in molti settori industriali.”
DLL, società interamente controllata dal Gruppo Rabobank, offre servizi LCAM in nove ambiti di applicazione: tecnologia per uffici, attrezzature industriali, sanitario, automobilistico, tecnologia pulita, edilizia, trasporto, agricoltura e alimentazione. Gli investimenti di DLL in finanziamenti di attrezzature di seconda mano hanno registrato un aumento dal 1% del 2013 al 5% nel 2015 e si prevede che entro il 2020 rappresenteranno il 20% del portafoglio della società.Le soluzioni finanziarie sono indispensabili per facilitare l’adattamento integrato di attrezzature rigenerate e ricondizionate, garantendo ai clienti performance tanto tecniche quanto economiche di tali assets. In quanto tali, le soluzioni di finanziamento di attrezzature di seconda e terza mano offerte da DLL permettono ai suoi partner di passare dalla vendita di un bene alla vendita di un servizio, adottando un approccio economico più sostenibile basato sui servizi in cui i produttori e i rivenditori sono maggiormente in grado di gestire i propri materiali e i processi del ciclo di vita dei prodotti, con un conseguente utilizzo più intelligente delle risorse e lo sviluppo di modalità circolari.“Oggi, i nostri clienti vogliono acquistare un servizio sofisticato piuttosto che possedere un asset e questo sta innescando una rivoluzionaria transizione a una economia maggiormente basata sui servizi,” afferma Bill Stephenson, CEO di DLL. “La servitizzazione sta agevolando questo processo di transizione, pertanto DLL sta spostando la propria value proposition dal finanziamento degli assets all’offerta di soluzioni e di servizi. In linea con questo trend, nell’ambito dell’ampliamento della propria offerta, DLL sta fornendo ai propri partner una profonda conoscenza degli assets e del mercato consentendo loro di utilizzare i propri assets al meglio nell’arco del loro intero ciclo di vita. Questo consente ai nostri partner di operare in modo più vantaggioso economicamente e avere la capacità di progettare i propri processi a circuito chiuso con maggiore efficienza. Ne derivano maggiori profitti, maggiore soddisfazione del cliente e un impatto decisamente più positivo sull’ambiente.”
Il Circular Economy Investor Award è stato consegnato al COO di DLL Carlo van Kemenade durante l’Assemblea Annuale del World Economic Forum il 19 gennaio scorso a Davos.

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Kyla Shawyer appointed permanent CEO to lead the Resource Alliance with a renewed mandate

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 ottobre 2015

sony-worldThe Board of Trustees of The Resource Alliance has unanimously appointed Kyla Shawyer to the position of permanent chief executive. She has been interim chief since June 2014.Kyla has led a year-long visioning process that involved information gathering and collaboration with leaders and organisations in the social impact sector around the world. The resulting Manifesto points to a redoubling of the organisation’s commitment to play the role of convener and curator, as they help the sector take advantage of unprecedented new opportunities born through social media and new technology. Vicky Annis, chair of the Resource Alliance, said: “The Resource Alliance has always been dedicated to helping fundraisers develop the skills and knowledge needed to secure critical financial resources for their organisations. Over the past year we have been expanding our commitment to include the intellectual and human resources necessary to take advantage of this new era. Kyla’s unique team-building skills and collaborative style make her perfectly suited to lead the Resource Alliance forward. Kyla noted: “The once stark line between sectors is beginning to blur and traditional models of ‘giving’ are being disrupted by new kinds of social investment—from crowd sourcing to direct personal loans, from social enterprises to cross-sector partnerships. With everything in a state of change, it will be more important than ever to build new kinds of teams and new kinds of collaborations – bringing the best ideas to the table, regardless of where they might originate, and turning them into models our sector can use to thrive.” “I could not be more humbled nor excited to be a part of this outstanding team at this time in its history. It is a true honor, and I look forward to many new partnerships with people and organisations committed to building a better world.”

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