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The secret economics of food delivery

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 agosto 2022

Welcome back to “Summer reads”, a curated medley of stories from The Economist to help you find your perfect beach read. See our full collection here, which I refresh regularly.With the cover of our summer double issue last week, we wanted to encapsulate summery reading: on closer inspection, the nibbled corner of an ice lolly revealed a lounging reader. Though none of those feature stories was about food, I couldn’t resist looking for others that we might eat our way through. Summer affords few greater pleasures than feasting: on chunks of ice-cold watermelon, poolside or picked up from a street cart on the way to work; on the fat, sweet tomatoes that only August can offer; on anything that can be oiled and slapped on a grill. Tuck in with this report from a barbecue competition in Tennessee: “Smoke a rack of ribs or a whole hog perfectly, and you get poetry in edible form.” Stay a while in America’s South to read about the origins of its fried chicken, which lie somewhere between Scotland and west Africa, and are rooted in slavery. We offer vegetarian options, too: learn why meatless meat is nothing new, and what type of plant-based milk is best. One of our writers hopped on a bike for Uber Eats to understand how the alliance of dark kitchens and delivery apps threatens the restaurant. Travel to 2035 (in one of our “What If?” scenarios) to glimpse a bittersweet future in which apps and implants decide what we eat. It’s enough to make anyone comfort-eat. While there’s still time, stock up on one or all of these seven cookbooks, favourites of our food columnist. For those of you on a seasonal diet, take a lesson from the spare but tasty meals of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. Stephanie Studer US digital editor The Economist

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Un sito per il delivery gratuito per tutti i ristoratori, grazie a Marketing01

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 4 Maggio 2020

Oggi per l’Italia inizia la Fase 2. Tra le novità, c’è la possibilità per ristoratori e pizzerie di ripristinare (o avviare) il servizio da asporto, sempre nel rispetto del distanziamento sociale. Ristoranti e pizzerie sono chiusi da circa 2 mesi, ma per la riapertura dovranno attendere ancora fino al 18 maggio e, anche in quel caso, i parametri da rispettare saranno rigidi e difficilmente attuabili in alcuni locali.Per centinaia di migliaia di ristoratori il delivery e l’asporto saranno ancora per molto tempo l’unica fonte di guadagno, ma, purtroppo, non tutti erano già organizzati per proporre il proprio cibo anche così. In molti non hanno un proprio servizio di consegne, né la possibilità di effettuare e pagare gli ordini dal proprio sito. Alcuni si sono rivolti alle apposite app, ma questa soluzione non è attuabile per tutti. Alcune zone d’Italia, infatti, non sono coperte da questi servizi, e quindi non possono essere prese in considerazione. Vi sono poi ristoranti, come le trattorie, Che non possono permettersi di pagare un fee così alto per questo servizio, che può essere anche del 20% dello scontrino, poiché finirebbero con il rinunciare ad ogni guadagno.
In supporto della categoria, ha deciso di intervenire Marketing01, azienda Google Partner Premier con numerose certificazioni prestigiose, che opera nel settore del Web Marketing. L’azienda si offre di realizzare per i ristoranti che ne faranno domanda un mini-sito e-commerce, per consentire ai clienti di consultare il menù, effettuare gli ordini e pagare online. Il sito sarà completamente gratuito per tutta la durata dell’emergenza, per aiutare il ristoratore a superare la crisi causata dalla pandemia. Al termine di questo periodo, le imprenditore valuterà se proseguire il servizio a pagamento o chiuderlo.

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Starpharma: Commencement of Phase 1 Trial for AZD0466 Utilising DEP® Delivery Technology

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 31 dicembre 2019

Starpharma (ASX:SPL, OTCQX:SPHRY) today announced that AstraZeneca (LSE/STO/NYSE:AZN) has commenced a phase 1 clinical trial of AZD0466 (DEP® Bcl2/xL conjugate) and the first patient has been successfully dosed. The trial will recruit patients with a range of cancers and will be conducted at 4-5 US sites.The development of AZD0466, is being progressed under a multi-product license whereby Starpharma is eligible to receive development, launch and sales milestones of up to US$124 million, plus tiered royalties on net sales. The first dose of AZD0466 administered in the phase 1 trial has triggered a milestone payment to Starpharma of US$3 million. AstraZeneca also funds the development costs of DEP® AstraZeneca products under the license.AstraZeneca describes AZD0466 as having the potential to be a ‘best-in-class’ agent in this field with a broad opportunity in solid and haematological tumours (blood cancers) due to its ability to target both Bcl2 and Bcl/xL1.
Bcl2 is a clinically validated oncology target with the Bcl2 inhibitor, venetoclax (Venclexta™ – AbbVie/Genentech), being approved by the US FDA in 2016 with estimated peak global sales projected to be between US$2-3 billion2.
Dr Jackie Fairley, Starpharma CEO, commented: “It is really exciting to achieve this important milestone both for our collaboration with AstraZeneca and for Starpharma’s DEP® platform. This is our first partnered DEP® product to enter the clinic, alongside our three internal DEP® products, DEP® docetaxel, DEP® cabazitaxel and DEP® irinotecan. AZD0466 is a great illustration of the benefits that can be created for novel agents using Starpharma’s DEP® platform and we look forward to further updates as the trial progresses.”

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The “Inhaled Drug Delivery” conference

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 ottobre 2019

This seminar includes presentations and knowledge-sharing from world-recognised experts from industry, academia and regulation in the area of respiratory medicines and is an essential event for all those new to or experienced in inhaler drug delivery.Inhaled drug delivery is achieved using four principal technologies: dry powder inhalers, metered-dose inhalers, nebulisers and liquid inhalers. Although there are many differences between these technologies, there are a number of fundamental principles that are followed to achieve an effective delivered dose. This event will provide an excellent forum to share knowledge and explore the opportunities across the dose forms with key industry leaders.The most recent and innovative developments in inhaled drug delivery will be addressed including the use of triple therapies in lung disease, the development of long-awaited generic inhalers, the use of quality by design (QbD) principles in continuous manufacture, innovation in nebuliser treatment, reviews of connected devices, and the use of human factors in the design process. Regulations are key to respiratory medicines and future European and UK regulatory processes following Brexit will be critical when developing product approval strategies. Regulatory issues on this and other important hot topics will be considered.

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Western Power Selects Itron to Modernize Electricity Delivery in Australia With an Advanced Grid Solution

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 agosto 2019

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, announced that Western Power, a government owned utility located in the south west of Western Australia, will deploy Itron’s standards-based network technology, connecting nearly 240,000 electricity meters to improve efficiency, reliability and customer service.With Itron’s solution, Western Power will enhance visibility into the operation of its electricity distribution network, which will enable automated data collection, new remote services and the ability to proactively monitor faults and outages. The solution will also enable Western Power to better manage distributed energy resources, including managing rooftop solar systems and battery storage.“Western Power is committed to delivering on the changing energy needs of our customers,” said Jacqui Hall, Western Power’s acting chief financial officer. “With Itron’s IoT network as the foundation, we will be better placed to deploy advanced meters on our grid, to improve safety performance, reliability and operating efficiency. Advanced metering infrastructure is also one of the keys that will help unlock energy options and innovations for our customers such as renewables, community batteries and microgrids.” “Our proven solution complies with Australia’s regulatory standards and is designed to cost effectively improve operational efficiency for the utility’s central metropolitan area and major regional towns,” said Paul Nelsen, vice president of sales, APAC at Itron. “With Itron’s multi-application network and smart devices, Western Power will be able to realize its energy efficiency and customer service goals today while preparing for the future.”

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Delivery Biz Pro Services New Zealand’s Eketahuna Country Meats

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 Maggio 2019

Delivery Biz Pro (DBP), a unit of GetSwift, Inc. (GetSwift) and global farm-to-table SaaS provider, which offers software to facilitate delivery between farms and providers of fresh produce to homes and businesses, is pleased to welcome New Zealand’s Eketahuna Country Meats to its platform.Eketahuna Country Meats is a family-owned and operated online service specializing in sustainably-raised beef, lamb, and pork, along with fresh glass-bottled milk, to customers in New Zealand. This is the latest in a series of relationships DBP has developed recently and underscores its flexibility to help companies across the globe.While Eketahuna previously offered milk at some Wellington markets, DBP is helping the company bring back the tradition of fresh, full-cream milk delivered straight to home doorsteps in glass bottles.Judd Payne, Vice President at GetSwift, added “It’s great to see a company like Eketahuna joining the local farm-to-table movement. Their commitment to quality and transparency in producing meats and dairy is absolutely refreshing…the words ‘commercialized’ and ‘processed’ are far removed from this farm.” Eketahuna prides itself in offering meats and milk from animals raised entirely free of hormones, antibiotics, GMOs and farmed with minimal pesticide use. The company started eight years ago, initially selling beef and lamb from its own 300-acre farm and has since made partnerships with a small number of family farms.

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Delivery Biz Pro Adds Another International Partner with New Zealand’s Ooooby

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 aprile 2019

Global farm-to-table SaaS company Delivery Biz Pro (DBP), which provides software to facilitate delivery between farms and providers of fresh produce to homes and businesses, is pleased to announce its partnership with Ooooby, a digital farmers market headquartered in New Zealand.Ooooby specializes in delivery of local organic food from small-scale farmers and will utilize the latest technology from DBP to help put sustainable farming at the heart of the food system in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. The partnership is the latest in a series of international relationships DBP has developed recently, underscoring its flexibility to help companies in every corner of the globe.“We’ve been deeply impressed by the fantastic improvements DBP has brought to our customer experience as well as the operational efficiencies the software brings,” said Pete Russell, Founder and CEO of Ooooby. “Our customers have been raving about the new shopping interface and we saw an instant increase in average transaction values by over 10%. The DBP team has been an absolute delight to work with and we’re very excited about applying more of the powerful features that DBP offers!”Through the integration of DBP’s technology, Ooooby plans to scale its operations into other regions, reduce costs, create more efficiencies, and make use of several new produce box-building methodologies.Ooooby launched its first prototype hub in the fall of 2010 in Auckland, from a converted shipping container with 50 customers. Today, Ooooby operates in several regions including, Christchurch, New Zealand; Sydney, Australia, and Fresno, California – delivering over 345,000 boxes of produce to more than 17,000 homes.Ooooby Ltd is a for-profit company with over 150 shareholders including staff, suppliers, customers, and professional investors.

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2-Day Seminar on Nasal Drug Delivery

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 febbraio 2019

London, United Kingdom – April 11-12, 2019. This conference gives a comprehensive review within the field of nasal drug delivery while reviewing interesting new data and innovative technologiesWhat makes nasal delivery systems more challenging than solid dosage forms? How safe is nasal drug delivery? Are there such things as safe excipients? How does all this fit within the regulatory environment in Europe and the USA? How difficult is it to bring all these products to market?This seminar seeks to explore these and other questions within the field of nasal drug delivery while reviewing interesting new data, innovative technologies and the very latest scientific developments. Leading authorities in nasal drug delivery will cover relevant aspects of nasal physiology, anatomy, absorption of a variety of drugs in various phases of drug development, and new drugs entering the market. In addition, nasal delivery to the sinuses will be discussed and the programme will include interesting case histories.The seminar will offer an excellent networking opportunity to build business relationships and discuss all these issues with an unrivalled panel of experts in this field of drug delivery.

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World Bank Supports Integrated Social Service Delivery in Armenia

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 marzo 2014

washingtonWASHINGTON,  The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$21.2 million credit for the Social Protection Administration II Project (SPAP) in Armenia. The project will support the Government of Armenia in improving social protection service delivery and strengthening analytical, monitoring and evaluation functions of the agencies delivering social protection benefits and services. Armenia has consistently reformed its social service delivery, emphasizing efficiency and targeting among other priorities. These efforts need further enhancement to cope with the protracted and high unemployment, poverty and vulnerability which disproportionately affect women. In response to the challenges, Armenia has chosen a model of functional integration of four existing agencies responsible for pensions, social assistance, employment and disability certification. Under the first SPAP, the above service providers were co-located, with upgraded facilities, integrated management information system, and new case management procedures in 19 sites across the country. Under the new project, this model will be rolled-out to another 37 Integrated Social Protection Centers. The activities, from civil works to furniture and IT equipment with software provision, as well as trainings and on-the-job mentoring along with a proactive communication with the public, will ensure the fully operational nature of the centers, delivering high quality services tailored to the needs of the beneficiaries. “With the introduction of the integrated social services delivery model and new case management practices, Armenia has made substantial improvements in how the social protection system functions,” says Jean-Michel Happi, World Bank Country Manager for Armenia. “The main beneficiaries of the project will be vulnerable children, women and men, including senior citizens, who face multiple and complex livelihood challenges and are usually furthest away from the labor market.”Among beneficiaries, this project will also target registered unemployed and employers by promoting employment intermediation and employer-employee matching, and thereby increasing labour market efficiency and job opportunities. Implementation of the Government’s New Employment Strategy will come in a number of ways, such as by capacity building of the state employment agency via trainings and modernised IT infrastructure, expanding career orientation through skills tailored distance learning programs. It is expected that about 1400 men and women will equally benefit from this orientation program, along with 700 being enrolled in Youth without Education and Skills Program. The project will finance an integrated system of monitoring and evaluation of social protection benefits and services, targeting over 70 different programs. This would enable the Ministry of Labor and Social Issues to directly manage the beneficiary feedback, specifically collecting information on quality of delivered services. “Vulnerable families often have incomplete information about available services and may find it particularly challenging to adequately choose the items that would maximize their well-being,” says Ivan Drabek, World Bank Task Team Leader of the project. “Nevertheless, we are convinced that through this project the needs of each family member will be adequately addressed and services will be delivered in a coordinated and coherent way.” In addition, the project will support the State Social Security Service in improving and upgrading its core business processes. A risk-based fraud-and-error supervision software and system along with improved human resource management capacity, such as central payment services for the integrated social delivery system, will be developed and made fully operational. In addition, it is expected that by the end of the project the average time required for processing a pension case would decrease by 3 times. Total financing of the project is US$25.5 million, of which US$4.3 million will be the Government’s contribution. The World Bank credit of US$21.2 million will be provided on standard blend IDA terms at a fixed interest rate of 1.25% per annum with a maturity of 25 years and a 5 year grace period. Since joining the World Bank in 1992 and IDA in 1993, the commitments to Armenia total approximately US$ 1,839.06 million.

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Chiltern Wins CRO Leadership Award From Life Science Leader

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 22 Maggio 2012

London, (PRNewswire) Chiltern International Limited (Chiltern), a global contract research organization (CRO), announced that Chiltern has been recognized with a CRO Leadership Award in all five categories: Quality, Reliability, Accessibility, Productivity and Regulatory. The awards are given by Life Science Leader publication based on the data-driven research of Nice Insight. Glenn Kerkhof, Chiltern CEO, stated, “Chiltern is delighted to be recognized as a CRO leader in the Quality, Reliability, Accessibility, Productivity and Regulatory categories. Chiltern has been serving clients with pride for 30 years and has established a track record around the world as an expert, efficient and highly responsive full service CRO. It is a privilege to be recognized by members of the pharmaceutical industry that we serve and a great pleasure to accept this award on behalf of all of the people at Chiltern.”
Established in 1982, Chiltern is a leading global clinical CRO with extensive experience in the management of Phase I-IV clinical trials across a broad range of therapeutic areas, functional service provision and contract staffing solutions. Chiltern has conducted trials in more than 40 countries, employs nearly 1,300 people globally and offers services in Early Phase, Global Clinical Development, Late Phase, Biometrics, Medical and Regulatory Affairs and Resourcing Solutions. Chiltern prides itself as a development partner that offers flexibility, responsiveness and quality delivery.

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Mobily and Huawei Announce First Commercial Service Delivery Platform in the Middle East

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 5 marzo 2012

العربية: المملكة العربية السعودية 2011

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Jeddam, Saudi Arabia, (PRNewswire) Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Saudi Arabia’s leading mobile operator, and Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, have revealed the implementation of the Middle East’s first commercial next generation Service Delivery Platform (SDP) involving landmark advances to nearly every segment of the operator’s nationwide mobile. Amidst fierce competition within the Saudi telecom sector, Mobily announced in early 2011 that it would undergo a strategic business transformation that would provide more innovative services to its customers while streamlining overall operations and management processes. The technology behind the resulting SDP platform has been engineered specifically for the operator by Huawei-a leading ICT solutions provider which has successfully deployed SDP solutions across the globe and ranks first in overall market share for SDP delivery. With the next generation SDP, Mobily will be able to more rapidly implement new multimedia services collaborating with content publishers, service providers and all other players on the value chain. The platform also allows Mobily to do things like setting up their own app store, integrating with OTT content providers, and developing cloud-oriented services-all part of opening the door to more diverse revenue streams and a healthy business ecosystem. “We are very proud of this cooperation between Mobily and Huawei. The Middle East’s first commercial next generation Service Delivery Platform (SDP) is part of Mobily’s initiative to enrich the telecom sector and customers’ experience,” said Mobily’s CEO Khalid Al Kaf. Mobily has partnered with Huawei on numerous occasions leading up to the SDP launch, including the initiation of Mobily 4G LTE services in September 2011 which will eventually cover more than 30 cities and towns representing 85% of the populated areas in KSA.

Market research firm Infonetics Research noted in a 2011 report that there has been a great deal of buzz over the last few years about leveraging SDPs for advanced applications such as machine-to-machine services, mobile advertising and cloud services; demonstrating a growing sophistication around the applications that operators are using SDPs to support while aiming to reduce time-to-market for new services.Currently, Huawei SDP solutions are being used by more than 100 operators around the world including the top five multinational telecom operators globally.
Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) was established in 2004 by a consortium led by Etisalat, the UAE based telecom conglomerate. Mobily is the official brand name of Etihad Etisalat, renowned as the second mobile service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population. For more information, visit Huawei online:


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Globalstar Completes Financing

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 luglio 2009

Globalstar, Inc. a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, governments, and consumers, today announced that it has completed a financing of approximately $738 million. The total financing combines a previously announced $586 million credit facility and registered direct offering of convertible debt and warrants for $55 million plus a deposit by Thermo Funding, the majority shareholder of Globalstar, of $60 million into a contingent equity account, and funding of a debt service reserve account. The $738 million financing fully funds the manufacture, delivery and launch of the Company’s Globalstar 2.0 second-generation network and ground facilities, plus certain long-lead items connected with the accelerated delivery of additional second-generation spare satellites, and provides the Company with working capital needed for current and future operations.
About Globalstar, Inc.  With over 350,000 subscribers, Globalstar is a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services. Globalstar offers these services to commercial and recreational users in more than 120 countries around the world. The Company’s products include mobile and fixed satellite telephones, simplex and duplex satellite data modems and integrated solutions such as the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger plus flexible service packages. Many land-based and maritime industries benefit from Globalstar with increased productivity from remote areas beyond cellular and landline service. Global customer segments include: oil and gas, government, mining, forestry, commercial fishing, utilities, military, transportation, heavy construction, emergency preparedness, and business continuity as well as individual recreational users. Globalstar data solutions are ideal for various asset and personal tracking, data monitoring and SCADA applications.

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The Bombardier: partners Temoinsa and Tejofran

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 giugno 2009

Bombardier’s share of the contract is valued at approximately 238 million reals ($120 million US, 87 million euros). The Bombardier con sortium includes two Brazilian partners: Temoinsa and Tejofran. “This contract is important for Sao Paulo as it will provide the city with improved rail equipment and support CMSP’s efforts to deliver enhanced service to public transit users,” said Carlos Levy, President and Chief Country Representative, Bombardier Transportation Brazil. “We are very pleased to be continuing our successful relationship with CMSP and our consortium partners.” Laurent Troger, President, Bombardier Transportation, Services, said: “This is a complete vehicle modernization project that will extend the useful life of CMSP’s rolling stock well beyond 30 years. It will employ the latest technologies on a fast track delivery schedule to improve vehicle reliability and maintainability. In the end, these refurbished cars will help our customer operate transit service with increased efficiency and cost effectiveness.” The modernization project includes upgrades to door system s and bogies, as well as installation of new interiors, propulsion systems, communication and air conditioning systems, windows and a range of other improvements. The cars will be modernized at Bombardier’s rail services center in Hortolandia, Brazil outside of Sao Paulo. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in August 2010. Bombardier is the leading provider of modernization services for rail equipment in the Brazilian market. It also provides signalling systems, propulsion systems and other equipment for rail projects in Brazil.
About Bombardier Transportation As the global leader in rail technology, Bombardier Transportation offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. Bombardier’s ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train pe rformance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
About Bombardier. A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at

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