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Dublin City University (DCU) Becomes the First European University to Partner With Global Learning Services Enterprise InStride

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 novembre 2019

Dublin City University (DCU) today announced its partnership with global online learning services enterprise InStride. InStride enables employees of multinational companies to access educational opportunities and earn degrees from prestigious universities around the world. DCU is InStride’s first European partner.
This partnership reflects the changing nature of education, in particular a shift towards online study and the university’s commitment to lifelong learning. DCU is joining InStride’s rapidly expanding network of university partners in the United States, Mexico and Australia.Employees of companies that partner with InStride can access online degree programmes from their network of universities. An important catalyst for launching InStride was the success of corporate partnerships such as the Starbucks College Achievement Plan with Arizona State University (ASU), as well as similar partnerships with Adidas and Uber. InStride has initiated additional partnerships with companies such as Aramark (owner of Irish retailer Avoca) and others to design strategic education programs that help companies better address their human capital needs.Prof. Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, said, “In a rapidly changing world, the need for in-work upskilling has never been clearer. DCU has a proven track record of providing industry-responsive programmes that address emerging skills gaps. We are also leaders in the online learning space, making DCU an ideal partner for InStride.”Vivek Sharma, CEO of InStride, said, “InStride is proud to establish a relationship with Dublin City University and President MacCraith as our first university in Europe. Our corporate partners have global workforces who need additional education at high-quality institutions such as DCU. To lead a global transformative education movement focused on achieving social impact, it’s essential to have an innovative university like DCU as an integral part of our university network.”

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Christie’s in Association with Whyte’s of Dublin

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 ottobre 2019

London – Christie’s, in association with Whyte’s Auction House in Dublin, will offer works from The Ernie O’Malley Collection, highlighted by five paintings by Jack Butler Yeats. Comprised of 100 lots, including early sketches by Yeats and work by the artists Mainie Jellett, Evie Hone, Louis le Brocquy, Colin Middleton and Norah McGuinness, the auction will form an anthology of Irish art from the early 1900s to the 1950s. Ernie O’Malley was an experienced officer in Ireland from 1916-22 who went on to publish two books detailing his experiences. The sale and international exhibitions provide an opportunity to discover his private passion for art and the relationships he developed with artists he encountered in America and Ireland. Highlights will be on view in New York from 23 to 27 October 2019, and London from 16 to 18 November. The full pre-sale exhibition can be viewed at the Royal Dublin Society from 23 to 25 November 2019, with the auction held in the same location at 6pm on 25 November 2019.Ernie O’Malley met Jack B. Yeats in Dublin at the home of the art enthusiast and historian Constantine Curran in 1937 where the two became friends, meeting and corresponding regularly. The Enfolding Night (1947, estimate: €500,000-700,000 / £440,000-615,000 approximately) depicts three figures walking through a barren landscape towards an intense light while a fourth figure is seated in the foreground. The painting is one of several existential subjects that Yeats painted in the late 1940s, as he approached his 80th birthday. The composition is theatrical, heightened by dramatic contrasts of light and shade.

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Metis and Dublin Business School Partner to Deliver the College’s First Internationally Streamed Live Online Course

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 13 febbraio 2019

Dublin Business School (DBS), Ireland’s largest independent college, has partnered with leading data science training provider Metis on the college’s first internationally delivered live online course, a machine learning module taught live in Dublin by Metis’s New York City data science experts.Part of Dublin Business School’s new Master of Science Degree in Data Analytics, the 12-week Machine Learning module was custom built by Metis data science experts to teach students how to use machine learning techniques and skillsets to achieve business goals.One of the first of its kind in Ireland, the master’s degree program is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the national agency responsible for qualifications and quality assurance in higher education. Metis, which was launched in 2014 by Kaplan, Inc. in the United States, is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. All Metis bootcamp and corporate training programs are designed and taught by expert data science practitioners, and Metis alumni in the US have gone on to work at top companies including Instagram, IBM, Spotify, Tumblr, Facebook, BuzzFeed, Deloitte, Apple, Tinder, CapitalOne, Uber, and many more.“Dublin has become a top European headquarters for technology multinationals, so the demand for data science expertise in the city is accelerating,” said Dr. Deborah Berebichez, Chief Data Scientist at Metis. “As Metis expands internationally to cities where data science talent is needed, we’re not losing sight of what we do best: providing dynamic, engaging learning experiences taught by top practitioners in the field.” Students from all over the world are increasingly choosing to study in Dublin, which is also home to Europe’s fastest-growing tech worker population. Dublin is set to overtake London as the biggest European data center market in 2019. Officially launched in January 2019, the first Machine Learning module cohort of thirty students includes learners from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Turkey. International students who receive master’s degrees from DBS are eligible to live and work in Ireland for two years.Executive Dean of Dublin Business School, Andrew Conlan-Trant, said, “We’re really pleased to commence this very exciting collaboration with Metis. The experience for students is hugely enhanced by bringing the deep expertise of Metis into the DBS classroom, and live online delivery has a very positive impact on engagement in the class. This is a real example of the strength of Kaplan’s scale and breadth and the benefit it delivers to students.”

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Critical advice for families to help heart patients

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 19 Maggio 2018

Dublin, Ireland 7 to 9 June. When a 50-year-old mother or father returns home after a heart attack, will the whole family adopt a better diet? Is it really necessary? This is an issue facing millions of families each year and one of the many to be addressed next month at EuroHeartCare 2018, the annual congress of the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The full scientific programme is now available for this year’s meeting, which will be held 7 to 9 June at the University of Dublin, Ireland, in collaboration with the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA). There is also good evidence that when patients bring a family member to appointments, they return home with more retained information between the two of them. But do they understand all of the advice from doctors and nurses? And do they think it’s important enough to act on? Nurses often discover that when patients return for appointments they haven’t been following some of the recommendations. Research will be presented at the congress to explain why there are gaps between what clinicians say and what patients do. “About 80% of chronic illness is caused by smoking, excess alcohol, insufficient physical activity, and poor nutrition,” noted Dr McKee. “So we need to keep emphasising the importance of lifelong physical activity. We’re past the stage of simply telling patients what exercise they should do. We now address the barriers patients face to starting and continuing physical activity.” A congress session is devoted to optimising physical activity to prevent first and subsequent cardiovascular events.2 Leaders in the field will discuss the use of technology, such as online education, to motivate patients to continue exercising in the long-term, after face-to-face cardiac rehabilitation has finished. Patients want life to return to normal after a heart attack. Another congress session focuses on what patients can do to prevent another event, avoid rehospitalisation, change behaviours and resume sexual activity.3 Dr McKee said: “Patients need to understand that they now have a chronic illness and are in an at-risk group. Many aspects of life change after an event and we will talk about how to start living again. Patients may have had a procedure to get them through this event, and the followup treatment will help prevent another.” The special needs of older adults with cardiovascular disease will be explored in a dedicated session, including why and how to reduce polypharmacy.4 “Between arthritis, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other comorbidities, older adults could be on 25 drugs a day,” said Dr McKee. “It leads to poor adherence, drug-drug interactions, and adverse reactions such as falls and delirium which can result in visits to emergency departments.” New initiatives will be discussed at the Congress to help clinicians review all of a patient’s medications and decide if any can be stopped. Dr McKee said: “We prescribe drugs to reduce blood pressure but they increase the risk of falls, so we then give drugs to prevent falls. It’s worth examining if both drugs are needed. Likewise, patients may have been taking some drugs for 40 years, and considering the side effects, the best option could be to discontinue them for their last decade or so of life.” Issues such as these make up one aspect of the congress theme, which is “Tackling the Complexity of Cardiovascular Care”. The theme also refers to the fact that care includes the periods before, during, and after hospitalisation, and encompasses a wide range of disciplines from prevention and psychology to surgery. Trends in cardiac surgery will be examined in a session encompassing re-do surgery in adults with congenital heart disease and replacement of atrial and mitral valves.5 Dr McKee said: “Many cardiovascular nurses work in a surgical environment every day and this session will tell them what’s new in this area.”

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Catella acquires office property in Dublin for sustainable fund

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 marzo 2017

dublinMunich-based investment manager Catella Real Estate has acquired an office property in the Irish capital, Dublin, for its Sarasin Sustainable Properties – European Cities fund. The building, which is fully occupied and measures around 4,100 m2, is leased to investment bank J.P. Morgan. “The Irish market for office property has regained its strength after the financial crisis. We have taken advantage of Ireland’s current economic prosperity by acquiring a modern, long-term leased office property for our investors. It meets the sustainability criteria specified for the fund, and the acquisition will ensure broader diversification of the portfolio,” says Henrik Fillibeck, member of the Managing Board of Catella Real Estate.The property, called One George’s Dock, was built in 1996 and stands on land measuring 1,000 m2in the heart of Dublin. This district is home to more than 430 companies, including KPMG, Wells Fargo, AIG and Citibank.“After years of economic difficulties, the recovery of the Irish economy is in full swing. In 2015 alone, Ireland’s GDP rose by 26.3%. Economic experts expect the Irish economy to remain on a growth path, forecasting another 3.8% increase in GDP for 2017. Also, Ireland’s population is expected to grow by 7.6% by 2026,” says Thomas Beyerle, Head of Group Research at Catella.The Sarasin Sustainable Properties – European Cities fund is a product of Catella Real Estate AG in cooperation with Bank J. Safra Sarasin AG. The fund, which invests at least 75% of its capital in commercial property, focusing on office and retail, aims specifically to meet the needs of institutional investors in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Each building has to meet the sustainability standards of Bank Sarasin.

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The reform of the Dublin system and crisis relocation

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 ottobre 2016

dublinoOn Monday afternoon, the Civil Liberties Committee will hold a hearing on the reform of the Dublin system which determines which EU member state is responsible for processing an asylum application. MEPs will hear from UNHCR, NGOs, EU agencies involved with migration issues, academics, the EU data protection supervisor and representatives of national authorities. The presentations will focus on key issues related to the reform, such as a fair and automatic distribution of applicants between member states, the admissibility procedure and the concepts of safe country of origin and safe third country, the effectiveness of relocation and avoiding secondary movements, as well as the protection of children’s rights and data protection.The hearing will be divided into three discussion sessions. The first will focus on “Reforming the Dublin System – A critical appraisal” (15.05-16.25). The second on “Effectiveness of relocation and avoiding secondary movements” (16.25-17.35), and the third on “Areas of concern for the reform of the Dublin system”, in particular unaccompanied minors (17.15 – 18.30).

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Deutsche Bank opens data lab in Dublin

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 11 settembre 2016

Deutsche bankLondon. Deutsche Bank today opened a data lab in Dublin that will create 40 new jobs. It also announced plans to create a further 125 Technology and Operations roles in Dublin supporting its Global Markets and Corporate & Investment Banking divisions.
The data lab, known as The Hive, will be a global centre of excellence for the Bank employing data science, visualisation, analytics and technology specialists. These staff will apply advanced data tools and techniques to support a range of initiatives across the Bank.As part of Strategy 2020, Deutsche Bank is modernising and simplifying its technology by insourcing critical technology capabilities, automating processes and using data to tailor its products and services to clients’ evolving needs.Dublin is an established financial services centre for data analytics and technology and The Hive will complement the Bank’s existing infrastructure activities in the city.Kim Hammonds, Group Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Bank, said: “This data lab will generate insights that will enable us to understand and serve our clients better. It will also enhance our ability to comply with regulatory requirements, further strengthen controls and reduce costs.”
Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.

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Asile et réfugiés: en route vers “Dublin IV”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 3 settembre 2016

dublinoL’afflux massif de migrants a révélé les faiblesses existantes du régime d’asile européen commun (RAEC) et d’un de ses piliers, le système de Dublin. Bien qu’il existe des normes européennes communes, les choses se passent bien différemment en pratique. Les taux de reconnaissance divergents au sein des États membres encouragent les mouvements secondaires irréguliers des demandeurs d’asile. Un mécanisme de partage des responsabilités et des coûts entre les États membres fait également défaut.Compte tenu de ces faiblesses et des profondes implications pour la sécurité et le fonctionnement de l’espace Schengen, l’Union européenne a lancé, au printemps 2016, un processus de réforme. Ce Policy paper d’Henrik Enderlein et Nicole Koenig, respectivement directeur et chercheur au Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, notre bureau en Allemagne, vise à contribuer à ce processus en proposant la “meilleure” solution pour une révision globale du système de Dublin, qui comprend des mesures dans les domaines de la protection des frontières, de la sécurité intérieure et de la coopération extérieure.Notre proposition repose sur la conviction que l’afflux constant de migrants constitue un enjeu européen indivisible appelant à une réponse collective. Cette réponse devrait être axée sur des normes communes et mettre en pratique de manière efficace les principes de solidarité et de partage des responsabilités.Concrètement, cette proposition repose sur cinq grands piliers :
Une harmonisation des normes de jure et de facto au travers d’un statut d’asile européen unique et d’une agence européenne pour l’asile autonome et renforcée.
Un partage des responsabilités plus juste grâce à un mécanisme de relocalisation qui tienne compte aussi bien des préférences des États membres que de celles des réfugiés.
Une protection complète des frontières extérieures de l’UE dans le cadre d’une protection européenne renforcée des frontières et des côtes et d’une coopération plus étroite dans le domaine de la sécurité intérieure, notamment au niveau de l’échange d’informations, de la lutte contre le terrorisme et de la coopération des services de renseignement.
Un meilleur partage global des responsabilités par le biais d’une aide étendue aux pays d’origine et de transit, d’un programme de réinstallation élargi et de voies d’accès légales plus accessibles pour les migrants économiques.
Une répartition de la charge financière efficace à l’aide d’un Fonds Schengen global comportant quatre programmes thématiques : Asile et Intégration ; Frontières extérieures ; Sécurité intérieure et Coopération extérieure.

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Dublin revision: Civil Liberties MEPs call for ambitious reform and centralised asylum system

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 aprile 2016

dublinoAn upcoming proposal to reform the Dublin system must be ambitious and replace the current rules with a common distribution system for all EU member states to ensure fair and smooth processing of asylum claims, Parliament’s lead MEP on Dublin and Civil Liberties Committee Chair say.Welcoming today’s communication on migration from the European Commission on a revision of the Dublin regulation (which determines the member state responsible for processing an asylum application, MEP Cecilia Wikström (ALDE, SE) who will lead Parliament’s work on the legislative proposal, said:”Europe has recently witnessed an irresponsible race to the bottom among the member states that must be stopped. I hope that the European Commission dares to put forward a far-reaching proposal well in line with the view that the European Parliament adopted recently with a very large majority.A new EU Asylum system should be developed, based on a fair sharing of responsibility between Member States. The country of first arrival criteria should be removed from the Dublin regulation and replaced with a fair and mandatory distribution mechanism between Member States, using a formula based on population, wealth and reception capabilities”, she added. Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) stated:”The revision of the Dublin regulation will be a key step to ensuring a compassionate and organised response to the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War. With this in mind, it is key that the EU has in place an asylum system that is centred on the principle of solidarity and responsibility sharing between Member States as highlighted in Parliament’s recent proposals for a holistic approach to migration.The Civil Liberties Committee stands ready to work to improve the EU’s asylum system in order to ensure that it takes into account particular migratory pressures faced by Members States on the periphery”, ends Moraes.

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MEPs debate relocation, hotspots, Schengen and Dublin rules with Avramopoulos

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 gennaio 2016

dublinoMigration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos joined the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday to debate the implementation of measures to tackle the migration and refugee crisis, including relocation and work in the reception “hotspots”. MEPs also raised the issue of the future of Schengen as well as the need for a review of the Dublin system.Commissioner Avramopoulos condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Istanbul and referred to the recent proposals on firearms and counter-terrorism. He called on Parliament to look for compromises on these pieces of legislation. Regarding migration and refugee flows, the Commissioner admitted the relocation scheme was not working and asked member states to step up their efforts. Several MEPs asked the Commission to focus on promoting legal ways for migrant and refugees to enter Europe and criticised the lack of progress by Turkey in controlling migrant flows and combatting smugglers.

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Unaccompanied minors’ asylum applications: process where the kids are, say MEPs

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 Maggio 2015

european parliamentEU asylum applications for unaccompanied minors should be processed in the EU country where the child is present, even if this is not where the child first applied, said Civil Liberties Committee MEPs on Wednesday. Processing where children are present is usually in their best interests, and avoids moving them unnecessarily between member states, say the committee’s amendments to the Dublin Regulation, which determines which member state should examine asylum applications.The amendments aim to clarify Dublin Regulation rules on which member state is responsible for processing the asylum application of an unaccompanied minor. The current regulation is not clear on this point, saying that it should be where the minor has lodged his or her application, but not whether this should be the country where the minor first applied for asylum or, in cases where more than one application is made, the country where the minor is present.”Unaccompanied minors are very vulnerable and the best interest of the child must always come first. I am extremely happy that the committee supports this view”, said Parliament’s lead MEP Cecilia Wikström (ALDE, SE), adding that “The position of the European Parliament is clear: children should not be pushed around between member states”.
The amendments stipulate that it is the member state where the minor is present which should be responsible for processing the asylum application, so as to avoid unnecessary transfers of children and ensure a swift decision on the application, in line with the overriding principle of the child’s best interest. The only possible exception to this principle should be if an individual assessment shows that it would be in the best interest of the child to go to another country, MEPs say.The committee voted to give Mrs Wikström a mandate to start negotiations with member states, by 50 votes to 3, with no abstentions. Talks are expected to begin shortly.

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Mark Roden named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 27 ottobre 2014

markDublin, Ireland Mark Roden has been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Mark is Founder & CEO of ding*, a company which enables people from emerging markets working abroad to send top-up directly to the mobile phones of their family and friends back home. Mark was presented with the award at a gala dinner in Citywest Hotel on Thursday night by Mike McKerr from Ernst & Young. “I am absolutely delighted and completely overwhelmed. It’s been an incredible journey growing ding* to where it is today and this is great recognition of all the hard work and dedication put in by everyone at ding* over the past 8 years. I’m grateful to so many people who have played a part in this achievement but special thanks must go to my wife and family who have remained so incredibly supportive over the years,” said Roden.In addition to being selected as overall winner, Mark Roden was named International EY Entrepreneur Of The Year winning the international category in recognition of the global nature of the network he has built with ding*. John Purdy of Ergo, a leading consultative IT services partner to corporate and enterprise organisations, picked up the award for EY Industry Entrepreneur Of The Year; while Terry Fox of bespoke paper cup manufacturer, Cupprint, was named as the EY Emerging Entrepreneur Of The Year. Speaking of his fellow finalists, Mark commented: “It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know so many terrific individuals throughout the process; it shows how innovative we can be here in Ireland.” Also recognised at the ceremony was Peter Sutherland Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and former Attorney General of Ireland who received The Special Award given to a person who has make a profound contribution to Ireland. Speaking of the EY competition as a whole, Mark praised Ernst & Young on their fantastic programme and commented on the other finalists: “The whole experience has been fantastic. Beyond getting to know inspiring individuals, being part of the programme has really put ding* and all the companies involved on the global map.”Established in 2006, ding* has built an unrivalled global network and is connected to 300 mobile operators in 130 emerging markets with a reach of 3.5 billion phones. People can send top-up to these phones on, the ding* app and in 500,000 retail locations around the world. The real power is in what a topped-up mobile phone means to individuals in emerging markets. ding* leverages the power of the mobile which not only helps people stay connected to loved ones, but also allows them access to data and a wealth of information at their fingertips. To date, ding* has sent over 80 million top-ups all from advanced technology built in Dublin.“I am truly commitment to our vision of connecting billions of people through the power of mobile top-up. It is extremely rewarding to receive this sort of acknowledgment from such an incredible group of people.” says Mark. (mark)

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The Miracle of Christmas Comes to Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons (MOSI)

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 novembre 2013

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Dublin, Ireland….The classic Christmas movie ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ has found Kris Kringle meandering the halls of the Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) at Newbridge Silverware and in a sight befitting of only the miracles Christmas can bring, he has left his bright red Santa Claus suit for all to enjoy. Beginning Thursday, November 21, 2013 and through Monday, January 6, 2014 the most magical piece of movie memorabilia, the original red Santa suit worn by the merry Kris Kringle will exhibit exclusively at the Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) at the Newbridge Silverware Visitor’s Centre located at R445 and Main Street in Kildare, Ireland. In the 1947 Christmas classic movie, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming he really is Santa Claus it leads to an investigation to determine his authenticity proving to all that Christmas indeed is the most special of times. The original movie stars Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle and Ireland’s most beloved actress Maureen O’Hara along with John Payne, Natalie Wood, Jack Albertson and a host of other award winning actors.Visitors will have the opportunity to view the original piece of movie memorabilia along with vintage movie images. Guests can also find the best gifts for the Christmas season in the showroom adjacent to the museum. From the beauty of the Romance of Ireland collection to jewelry and cutlery with distinctive Newbridge Silverware quality, the gift-giving has only just begun and the stockings can be filled with care at one of the world’s most popular shopping destinations offering new designs and hundreds of beautiful gift ideas. This Christmas season personal gifts that will stand the test of time and become treasured family traditions are offered by Newbridge Silverware. New patterns and products tell the story of beauty, grace and an unmatched heritage.
Newbridge Silverware is one of the world’s most iconic brands and Ireland’s premier designer of fine cutlery, housewares, jewelry and giftware. Newbridge Silverware has also established itself as a complete destination for fans and customers. The Newbridge Visitors Center hosts the Museum of Style Icons (MOSI), an extraordinary collection of authentic costumes and personal effects from some of the world’s most popular celebrities. The collection includes garments worn by Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Tippi Hedren, Ingrid Bergman, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and so much more. The Silver Restaurant, also part of the Newbridge Silverware destination, is a classic restaurant offering guests an award winning culinary experience. From its rich heritage firmly placed in Irish history since 1934 to its modern day offering of products and incredible destination experiences, Newbridge Silverware has become one of the world’s most revered brands. For more information on Newbridge Silverware.

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The European Commission launches a series of stakeholder workshops on Maritime Spatial Planning

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2013

The European Commission organised a workshop on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and energy (oil and gas, offshore wind energy and ocean renewable energy sectors) in Dublin.
This event was the first in a series of stakeholder workshops assessing the benefits and challenges of MSP for specific maritime sectors and activities. The workshops aim to draw conclusions on the specific needs and best practices on cross-sector cooperation. Discussions and conclusions will feed the work of the Commission to support the deployment of MSP in Europe. The next workshop will take place in November 2013 in Vilnius and will be focused on fisheries and aquaculture. The following one will discuss shipping during the Greek Presidency. Please contact if you wish to be informed about future workshops.

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Heterogenous Networks (HetNet) Market Summary & Forecasts: Macro Cells, Small Cells & Wi-Fi Offload 2012-2017

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 marzo 2013

Dublin, (PRNewswire) — Comprehensive market size and forecast projections for the global and regional markets for heterogeneous network equipment: macro cells, small cells, Wi-Fi offload gear and backhaul. Carriers are struggling to cope with the explosion of data traffic on their networks, and this has resulted in over 100 commercial LTE network deployments worldwide, with nearly 350 carriers committed to the 4G technology. However, the additional deployment of LTE and legacy 2G/3G RAN macro cell sites and procuring additional frequency spectrum resources will not be sufficient to provide the capacity for the predicted growth in traffic. Consequently, together with their on-going transition to LTE, carriers have begun to deploy Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets’) to address these ever increasing capacity demands. HetNets are a gradual evolution of cellular topology, not a distinct network unto itself. Driven by this evolution, ARCchart forecasts annual unit shipments of 1.4 million macro cells, 5 million small cells and 11.5 million Wi-Fi access points by 2017, representing a global market value of $42 billion.

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Phase III for Orazol (TM)

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 novembre 2010

Dublin, Ireland, (Globe Newswire) — After recent consultation with the FDA in November 2010, Merrion is preparing for its Phase III study for Orazol™. If successful, the Phase III study will allow a new drug application for Orazol to be made under the FDA’s abbreviated approval procedure section 505(b)(2) using a single Phase III study. The study will compare Orazol against placebo as an adjuvant breast cancer treatment with a primary endpoint of Disease Free Survival of patients with breast cancer. If approved, this drug would provide a new treatment, which could improve prognosis, in combination with existing treatments, for early stage breast cancer patients. Merrion has been focused on an oral form of this drug (zoledronic acid) for the bone metastases indication. However this trial would expand Orazol’s potential by allowing Orazol to be used for early treatment of breast cancer in addition to bone metastases for late stage cancer patients. Zoledronic acid has been shown to improve Disease Free Survival in large-scale Phase III clinical studies, involving thousands of breast cancer patients.  Merrion has previously received scientific advice from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) agreeing the approval pathway for Orazol in Europe for the existing bone metastases indication. Following a licensing agreement, Merrion would seek agreement from the CHMP to expand the use of Orazol to earlier stage breast cancer treatment.
Orazol, Merrion’s lead product, is a unique tablet formulation of zoledronic acid, made possible by Merrion’s proprietary GIPET® technology, and for which there are issued US Orazol patents to 2027. Orazol provides an ideal product profile to address the market needs, as a well-tolerated tablet formulation with weekly dosing.

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