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CES2020: Debut of First Football-size Transformable Drone

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 gennaio 2020

Robotic Research LLC, a leading provider of autonomy and robotic technologies to commercial and federal customers, will be debuting a new football-size transformable drone, the Pegasus Mini™, at CES 2020 in the company’s Booth #25664 in LVCC South Hall 2. The Mini is a smaller version of the original Pegasus™, introduced in August, which established a new category of transformable unmanned autonomous vehicles (hybrid unmanned aircraft system/unmanned ground vehicle) that both drive on land and fly. This patented combination of features provides a new range of capabilities to support commercial industry, first responders, law enforcement and military customers that previously had not been possible with autonomous drones or land vehicles.“We are excited to be at CES to showcase Pegasus as a new line of transformable robots and debut the Pegasus Mini, which offers a super-compact yet powerful drone and land vehicle combination capable of bringing remote cameras and sensors into previously unreachable locations,” said Alberto Lacaze, president of Robotic Research. “This small but mighty system has immense versatility and reach like no other robotic vehicle, flying at very high speeds with a payload capacity that can carry important tools to reach critical locations in unpredictable environments. We look forward to leveraging these unique features of the Pegasus Mini to provide more flexible, easily deployable, autonomous systems for customers in both the commercial and federal markets.”The Pegasus hybrid UAS/UGV configuration delivers advanced GPS-denied mapping with fully autonomous high-speed flying and driving capabilities. Pegasus Mini is designed to provide the extra reach that a UAV or UGV alone cannot provide. Uses include inspection, rescue, rapid response, and applications that strongly benefit organizations in oil and gas, public transportation, law enforcement, public safety, and more.

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Cliff divers’ debut leap into Indian waters in ‘Sun City’ of Jodhpur

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 novembre 2019

A much-traveled man, recently retired Colombian cliff diving legend Duque, has previously dived from headline grabbing locations such as an iceberg in Antarctica or in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York City; now he added the rose-red sandstone gem, the Toorji’s step well, to his exclusive list.“It’s my first time in India and I am really excited about the location. It combines everything: a little bit of history, a beautiful location, really tricky, too. It’s a very small area for landing,” explained Duque, the only person who dived from locations in all seven continents. ”Amazing. One of the best locations I have seen so far.” After more than 20 highly successful years in the competitive side of the sport, the 45-year-old shifted his priorities towards the adventurous aspect as well as continuing to push the sport to higher goals. With the end of the 2019 season, Duque handed over the reins to the next generation.The torch of success is nowhere in better hands than with the undefeated four-time overall champion Iffland from Australia. Only moments after Duque bid farewell during the final in Spain in September, the 28-year-old became the competition’s first diver, man or woman, to win all stops in a season and remain unbeaten all year.For the most decorated female in the sport’s history, the experience in India was the cherry on the cake of an incredible year. “I have not really experienced anything similar to India. It’s got its own flavor and it’s so busy but the people at the same time are so peaceful,” described Iffland, “it was such an awesome experience to dive in there and after the first, second dive shook off the nerves and it was so much fun I was keen to go back and do it again.” Located in the so-called ‘Sun City’ or ‘Blue City’ of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, the exceptional diving venue itself was built almost 300 years ago by Queen Maharaja Abhay Singh’s Consort, who continued the age-old tradition of royal women letting build public water works. A recent restoration process uncovered over 200 feet of intricate carvings of dancing elephants, medieval lions and cow waterspouts, as well as niches housing deities long gone. Today the Step Well serves as Jodhpur’s unofficial local swimming pool, frequented by children and some adults who enjoy having a dip and a dive into cool waters.
Following these final feats from the heritage monument in the heart of India, the World Series moves into its off-season preparations and will be back mid-May with the first of eight competitions in a brand new original location in Indonesia. In its 12th year of dives from up to 27m and speeds in excess of 85km/h the champions will be crowned on Iffland’s home soil in Sydney, Australia, for the first time.

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Debuts World’s First Arabic Medical Artificial Intelligence

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 14 novembre 2019

Nala, Saudi Arabia’s leading digital health service, announced the launch of its artificial intelligence platform that enables instant medical diagnosis in Arabic. The platform will provide users with an accurate medical diagnosis within seconds. To further its growth, Nala has raised $1m in its first financing round. Nala’s new platform will be an addition to Nala’s current digital health service, which provides users with instant access to personalized healthcare through a mobile app. Over 50,000 people have used Nala, a number that is growing exponentially. Dozens of licensed doctors have helped in the development of the new platform. With this new technology, patients can now receive instant medical diagnoses with an extreme precision that alleviates human error. It is currently available through Nala’s mobile app.
Nala is a Saudi-based corporation established as one of the private enterprises to solve the challenges of Vision 2030. Since its launch in February, it has quickly become the region’s leading digital health service. Featured multiple times by the minister of communication and information technology, and the winner of numerous awards, Nala’s app is consistently ranking first in app stores.To strengthen Nala’s growth, The company has raised $1m in its first financing round. AlAraby Investment, which led the funding, is a Dubai-based investment group that invests in high-growth companies. With the funding, Nala will continue to grow its user base, further strengthening its position as the region’s top digital health service. Othman Abahussein, founder and CEO of Nala, commented: “Our mission is to reduce the cost of healthcare by a tenfold while providing exceptional healthcare experience.” He continued: “Our whole team is in Riyadh, and all of our human capital investments go into local talent. We made a bet on local talent, and I can say with full confidence that it pays very well.”

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“En La Mañana” National Morning News Program To Debut on EstrellaTV

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 novembre 2019

EstrellaTV, a leading Hispanic television network in the U.S., announced today the premiere of its new national morning news program “En La Mañana.” Slated to debut on Friday, November 8, 2019 a day after the network’s biggest music awards show Premios de la Radio 2019, “En La Mañana” is a live two-hour morning news program that will feature current national and international events, as well as entertainment and sports news in a light, fast-paced and upbeat format.The two-hour news program will air nationally M-F 7A-9A (6A-8A CST) and will be hosted by Rosy Martell, Carolina Sulbaran and Carolina Pereira. The program will be broadcast live from EstrellaTV’s Dallas television studios.Martell is a seasoned journalist who began her broadcasting career in 2002 in her native Mexico. She has worked for major national networks such as TV Azteca and Azteca America where she anchored national programs such as Para Todos and Al Extremo, respectively. She also reported hard news and worked on special assignments for Televanta in 2010 for Radio y Television Mexiquense. For Azteca America she had the opportunity of co-hosting Asesinos Seriales and also sat at the anchor desk for Noticiero Azteca in San Francisco, California. In 2013 she worked for EstrellaTV’s Los Angeles flagship station KRCA-62 where she served as a weather and sports anchor. More recently, Martell worked for Nación ESPN and since 2016 was part of Fox Sports Mexico as host for Central Fox.Sulbaran began her broadcasting career in radio in 2004 in her native Venezuela as the host of Sinflash, a national news and entertainment magazine show for Planeta 105.3 FM Radio. Soon after, she made her move to television and worked as a field reporter for Canal de Noticias and later as anchor of a daily morning news show. In 2013, she began her career at Globovision, where she served in various capacities, including host and producer of DeMentes Veloces, an entertainment news magazine show.
Following her work at Globovision, Sulbaran worked for Venevision in 2016 as the first female anchor for Estrenos y Estrellas, and also the network’s national news desk for Noticiero Venevision. During this time, she concurrently worked as a morning radio host for a nationally syndicated show on Pop 105.9 FM, and also as DirecTV’s official spokesperson. Sulbaran holds a BA in Audio Visual Journalism from Universidad Santa Maria, and a Master of Science in Radio Broadcasting from Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Pereira is a Venezuelan journalist who spearheaded her broadcasting career in 2001 at Venezuela’s Globovision, where she served in various capacities that ranged from assignment desk editor, producer and field reporter, to news anchor and host of news magazine Primera Página. Pereira holds a BA in Audio Visual Communications from Universidad Santa Maria and master program studies in political science from Universidad Simon Bolivar. In 2006, she went on to work as a radio host for Universidad Central de Venezuela, where she later served as a speech communications faculty member for twelve years.

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Debut cliff diving competition adds to Dublin’s rich seaside history

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 maggio 2019

While brilliant Brit Hunt can equal his winning streak of six consecutive victories across seasons from 2015 with another first place in Ireland, Romania’s Constantin Popovici proved he has bags of potential from the 27m platform during his debut as a permanent diver in the Philippines. His impressive armstand dive earned the 30-year-old Olympic diver, who strives for qualification for Tokyo 2020, the high score of the day and his first ever World Series podium behind the defending 7-time champion.Title hopefuls such as Mexico’s Jonathan Paredes and Steven LoBue from the US, will have to make a move in order to prevent the King Kahekili Trophy moving beyond reach already at this early stage of the season.In the women’s Australian Iffland continues to be the acme of perfection when it comes to acrobatically launching from 21 metres. The 27-year-old secured her 12th victory in 18 competitions during the season opener in Asia and seems to be facing the strongest competition from Belarusian Yana Nestsiarava and Canada’s Lysanne Richard. Contrary to 2018 runner-up Adriana Jimenez from Mexico, who finished on a disappointing 5th place in the Philippines, the duo managed to keep up with the triple champion.Following three events at the near-rectangular natural pool in Inis Mór on the rugged Aran Islands, the World Series is hosted in Ireland’s capital city for the first time.
Dún Laoghaire, located to the south of the city centre, is an iconic seaside town with over 200 years of history. The town features the iconic ’40 Foot’ for those who fancy a quick swim before the real thing, Ireland’s National Maritime Museum, the People’s Park and the dlr LexIcon Library, which has a view that will only be rivalled by the platforms, which will stand at 21 and 27 meters.Located on Carlisle Pier, the divers will have a panoramic view over Dublin Bay from the platforms, with Poolbeg Lighthouse, Howth Head, Dalkey Island and the whole of Dún Laoghaire in the immediate vicinity. Walking the East Pier is the main tourist activity in Dún Laoghaire Harbour and thousands of people are expected to cheer the 24 athletes to extraordinary feats from there.It took 42 years to construct the harbour, from 1817 to 1859, and it will take the divers 3 seconds from the platforms to the water below to add their magic to the area’s history.

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Air Techniques Will Debut New Digital Imaging Products At Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 febbraio 2018

Air Techniques, Inc., a leading innovator and manufacturer of dental equipment will be introducing a new digital radiography system, ScanX Swift View and a new Interproximal camera head called “Proxi” for their CamX Triton HD camera at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting. Attendees will be able to see these new products firsthand at Air Techniques’ newly designed booth #1834.
The ScanX Swift View is the latest in the new View series of digital radiography systems from Air Techniques. This WiFi enabled system offers a full color touchscreen and is capable of digitizing all intraoral formats, sizes 0-4. Setting a new standard for digital X-rays, ScanX Swift View’s digital filters ensure reliable diagnostics with a theoretical resolution of 40 LP/mm, 2000 dpi. The high resolution touchscreen displays 16.7 million colors and provides excellent image quality, allowing the practitioner to quickly check the results of the X-ray with its preview function. The ScanX Swift View is the second product release in Air Techniques’ View Series. It joins ScanX Intraoral View which was recently released by Air Techniques.“We are extremely excited to be launching these cutting edge digital imaging products at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting,” said Jon Newman, Air Techniques Product Manager of Digital Imaging. “ScanX Swift View takes digital radiography imaging to the next level with its WiFi and touchscreen functionally, not to mention the excellent image quality.”The new Proxi head for the CamX Triton HD is the third interchangeable head that will be offered for this camera system. CamX Triton HD currently has an intraoral Cam head and Spectra caries detection head. The new Proxi head enables practitioners to reliably and easily detect and diagnose interproximal caries. This powerful diagnostic tool enables the detection of interproximal caries without the use of X-ray radiation – especially useful in pediatric and pregnant patients. All three CamX Triton HD heads easily change amongst one another.“The new Proxi interchangeable head for the CamX Triton HD Camera System is a powerful tool that will benefit any dental practice,” said Robert Meehan, Air Techniques Product Manager of Digital Imaging. “Rather than relying on traditional X-ray radiation, the CamX Triton HD enables todays practitioners to diagnose with one camera system.”Visit Air Techniques at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, booth 1834. For more information on Air Techniques, please visit http://www.airtechniques.com. Become a fan of Air Techniques on Facebook and follow the company on Twitter and Instagram.

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LightBay Capital Raises $615 Million for Debut Private Equity Fund

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 gennaio 2018

Natali a New York (2)New York. LightBay Capital (“LightBay”), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm focused on middle-market opportunities, today announced that it has successfully completed fundraising for its inaugural institutional fund, LightBay Investment Partners LP (the “Fund”), with total committed capital of $615 million. The oversubscribed Fund, which LightBay officially began marketing in April 2017, exceeded its target of $450 million with commitments from a diverse investor group, which includes leading family offices, foundations, fund of funds, insurers, pension plans, and LightBay professionals.
LightBay is led by cofounders Nav Rahemtulla and Adam Stein, who were original members of Ares Management’s private equity group (“Ares”) where they invested together for over 15 years. Prior to forming LightBay, Messrs. Rahemtulla and Stein led Ares’ Healthcare and Consumer & Retail industry groups, respectively. LightBay invests in growing businesses primarily in the consumer, healthcare, and business services sectors. The Fund’s flexible investment strategy incorporates leveraged buy-outs, shared-control opportunities, and special situations, targeting investments between $25 million and $150 million.
“We could not be more pleased with the composition of our investor base and are grateful for their strong level of support and confidence in LightBay,” said Mr. Rahemtulla. “Adam and I are thrilled to continue our partnership with so many institutions who have been with us our entire careers. Together with our new limited partners, we look forward to enjoying continued success.”Mr. Stein added, “The flexibility of our capital base enables us to invest in high-quality companies in all market environments, and our strategy is well suited to take advantage of the disruption occurring across the consumer, healthcare, and business services sectors. We have built a terrific team with experience in business development, investing, and driving operational excellence, and are eager to partner with talented management teams and create meaningful value for our investors.” UBS Private Funds Group acted as advisor and exclusive placement agent for LightBay. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel to LightBay.

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World’s First Ultra HD HDR Travel Channel Travelxp 4K Makes German Debut on HD+ via SES

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 13 dicembre 2017

Show_Tag_Food_fact_fun_Vancouver_CanadaTravelxp 4K, one of the world’s leading travel and lifestyle television channels, will start delivering its programmes in Ultra HD (UHD) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) to HD+ viewers across Germany as of 13 December 2017. The channel will be broadcast via Astra 19.2 degrees East and will rely on MX1 for playout and uplink services.
Travelxp 4K is also one of the first networks in the world to broadcast in High Dynamic Range, a feature that provides better contrast and greatly improves the viewer experience. Thanks to that technology, HD+ customers can enjoy holiday destinations from around the world from the comfort of their own homes without any additional costs – in a picture quality that is almost as good as real-life.The Ultra HD HDR channel was first launched on SES’s North American Ultra HD platform, nearly a year ago. The growing SES content line-up in North America, which also features NASA TV UHD, Fashion One 4K, C4K360, UHD1, 4KUNIVERSE, Funbox UHD, Nature Relaxation 4K, the SES demo channel, INSIGHT TV and The Country Network. “Travelxp 4K made its world debut in Ultra HD with SES almost a year ago and we have continued to innovate with SES ever since,” noted Prashant Chothani, CEO of Travelxp. “We are delighted that our partnership with SES’s media platform HD+ will soon enable German viewers to enjoy our content on Travelxp 4k. The channel will initially launch in English, but from the beginning of 2018, viewers will also be captivated by our visually stunning, well-produced German content.” “By leveraging our global infrastructure, our unique product portfolio and our commitment to new TV technologies, we have fast become the leader in Ultra HD,” said Ferdinand Kayser, CEO of SES Video. “The combination of ASTRA capacity, MX1 services and the HD+ media platform creates a strong formula that allows Travelxp 4K to introduce its Ultra HD content in Germany. With the addition of Travelxp 4K to its bouquet, HD+ is entering the next phase of the Ultra HD development in Germany, continuing what started two years ago with the first Ultra HD demo channel.” (photo: Show_Tag_Food_fact_fun_Vancouver_Canada)

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Russian Teen Star Polina Butorina Releases Her Debut Album in Dubai

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 13 dicembre 2017

Polina_ButorinaUAE-based Russian teen actor and singer-songwriter Polina Butorina released her debut album, titled ‘Ocean of Emotions’, here. The anthology of 10 original English songs are written and sung by the 15-year-old student of Raffles International School Dubai.The album was launched simultaneously with the premiere of the recent Hollywood motion picture ‘Maximum Impact’, in which Polina played a main role. The album’s three tracks – ‘Higher Than the Sky’, ‘I Want to Be Free’ and ‘Like Thunder’ were part of the movie’s soundtrack.Launching the album, Polina said, “The album explores the idea of love in its different appearances. The main concept revolves around that universal feeling – either happy or unhappy. A person who ever was in love becomes stronger and richer, starts understanding himself and the world that surrounds him much better.”“The album communicates the feelings of the modern youth, which are close to my heart. Do what you enjoy and look optimistically to the future. There are so many interesting things in life,” she added.
Polina wanted to make an international project that would be heard all around the world and everyone would understand it. She was greatly influenced by her movement to Dubai as her surroundings had completely changed. “Everything started happening quickly, twisting itself into a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions, until they can no longer be stopped and held inside. At this moment something incredible happens and the process of creation begins,” she says.
Polina’s character in the movie was of the State Secretary’s granddaughter named Brittany, whose kidnapping leads to a large-scale operation including Russian and American secret services. The dynamic action-comedy thriller, with the participation of Hollywood and Russian stars, was released in Russia on the 30th of November. The rights to the film were sold to more than 30 countries at the largest American film market.Andrzej Bartkowiak, director of the movie, who also directed ‘Romeo Must Die’ and ‘DOOM’, says that he is confident that they made a worthy step to her future star career.The tracks from the album, released on iTunes and Google Play, are: Disaster in Disguise, Fix Me, Someone Else, Too Late, Like Thunder, Whatever, Maybe, Higher Than the Sky, I Want to Be Free and Wave After Wave. (photo: Polina Butorina)

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