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OECD Learning Framework Sets a Roadmap for Education Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 giugno 2019

In the 1970’s, Finland had an economic crisis. The stakeholders concurred that education was the foundation to improve quality of life and build a sustainable society for all its citizens. To achieve education excellence, the Finns looked beyond academic achievement and built a new model that was equitable, accessible and flexible, giving priority to human well-being, quality of life and happiness. Today, Finland is one of the world’s leading models for quality education.Global education publisher, advocate and futurist C.M. Rubin believes the world now faces a similar crisis. Since 2015, Rubin has been a contributor to the OECD’s four-year Future of Education and Skills 2030 study and the just released Learning Compass framework. The OECD’s new framework sets out a shared vision by widespread international stakeholders for what students should learn to be ready for the future. “Our planet faces numerous challenges as identified in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals,” says Rubin. “I believe that every global challenge we face, whether it be climate change, health and well-being, wealth inequality, gender equality, or peace and prosperity can be conquered if we are willing to pioneer new models of lifelong learning and assessment.” She adds, “Our world has changed. Smart machines have edged their way into virtually every domain. What makes us human now matters more than ever. We need to understand our complex problems and determine what kind of learning models will resolve them.”
CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has published hundreds of interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done. (By CMRubinWorld David Wine)

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Partnership Framework Agreement with Institut Pasteur on Gene Therapy Programs Targeting Hearing Loss

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 maggio 2019

Sensorion (Paris:ALSEN) (FR0012596468 – ALSEN) a pioneering clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company which specialises in the development of novel therapies to restore, treat and prevent inner ear diseases such as hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo, today announces the signature of a research partnership framework agreement with Institut Pasteur (Paris) granting to Sensorion an option to obtain exclusive licenses to develop and market drug candidates in gene therapy coming from collaborative projects, for the restoration, treatment and prevention of hearing disorders.In accordance with the letter of intent announced the 23rd of November 2018, Sensorion and Institut Pasteur have leveraged the last six months to reach a partnership framework agreement. This agreement provides for, after completion of a research program, an exclusive option to obtain licences. The terms of the licences are predefined for two specific programs aiming at correcting hereditary monogenic forms of deafness including Usher Type 1 and deafness caused by a mutation of the gene encoding Otoferlin. As for the other projects in the field of hereditary monogenic forms of deafness, the terms of the licences will be negotiated in light of the results of the research programs. Lastly, Sensorion has preference rights on Institut Pasteur’s research programs in the field of genetic inner ear diseases in order to set up collaborations.In the event of a change of control of Sensorion that has not been approved by the Sensorion Board of Directors, Institut Pasteur has the right to terminate the partnership framework agreement.
The Genetics and Physiology of the Hearing Unit of Institut Pasteur, led by Professor Christine Petit, has developed world-class expertise over the last 25 years in the molecular physiology and physiopathology of the hearing system. Recent advances have led to the development of gene therapy programs to treat monogenic form of inner ear diseases. Researchers, including the Institut Pasteur team, have managed to restore hearing in a mouse model of DFNB9 (Otoferlin) deafness, a hearing disorder that is one of the most common cases of congenital genetic deafness. This work was published in a prestigious scientific journal.

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Nuova soluzione antifrode per il mercato assicurativo

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 marzo 2018

L’accordo siglato da GFT Italia e PwC a livello mondiale rivolto al settore assicurativo, per lo sviluppo e la commercializzazione di un’innovativa soluzione antifrode consente di individuare il prima possibile e, pertanto, cercare di prevenire, ogni tipologia di frode sia in fase assuntiva sia in fase liquidativa. La soluzione si basa su un framework modulare progettato per fornire supporto in tutte le fasi del processo: prevenzione, investigazione e analisi dei dati per il miglioramento continuo delle regole tramite un set completo di strumenti la cui efficacia può essere monitorata nel tempo grazie all’uso del machine learning. Il framework è pensato per dare risposte semplici e comprensibili da parte di un assuntore o un liquidatore/call center. Il focus sulla prevenzione, la capacità di apprendere, la specializzazione e la trasparenza sono le caratteristiche distintive dell’approccio e del tool GFT e PwC.L’unione delle competenze delle due società, da un lato più focalizzate in ambito assicurativo e dall’altro sugli aspetti più tecnologici, ha consentito la creazione di un prodotto che si avvale e evolverà in base alle migliori esperienze esistenti sul mercato e che viene portato sul mercato non tanto e solo come pacchetto ma come elemento di cambiamento e trasformazione aziendale.

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Safe Harbour ruling: The Commission must act now to ensure clarity and safety for citizens and businesses

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 ottobre 2015

european commissionThe European Commission has failed to ensure a solid data protection framework for the transfer of EU citizens’ data to US companies. As a result citizens and businesses alike are left with an unclear legislative patchwork after today’s ruling of the European Court of Justice declaring the Commission adequacy decision invalid, says Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK), calling for immediate action from the Commission to provide clarity and proper data protection standards for data transfers to the US.Statement from Civil Liberties Committee Chair, Claude Moraes (S&D, UK), after the European Commission’s initial response to the Safe Harbour ruling:
“The Commission’s initial response to the European Court of Justice decision to invalidate the Safe Harbour agreement is disappointing as it lacks any real concrete update on what it intends to do regarding replacing the Safe Harbour framework.Despite the fact that the Commission has been in negotiations with the US on reform of the Safe Harbour for nearly two years, we have still not received any update on the negotiations or the impact that this decision will have on the discussions. Given that the European Court of Justice has invalided the Safe Harbour framework immediately, it is also regrettable that the Commission has not specified a timeframe for the conclusion of these discussions.It is unfortunate that the Commission did not follow up on the European Parliament’s repeated calls to suspend the Safe Harbour framework as this would have allowed it to implement transitional measures over a period of time. Instead, as the European Court of Justice ruling takes effect immediately, the issue has become urgent resulting in the need for the Commission to provide immediate clarity to companies who are uncertain as to how they can continue to transfer EU citizens’ data to the US as well as to provide guidelines to the national data protection authorities.Of course, the flow of EU citizens’ data will continue and there are other alternatives that business can use, including standard contractual clauses or binding corporate rules. This shows that the judgement will not result in a dramatic stop to data flows across the Atlantic with serious economic impact – instead it shows that it is possible to continue with data transfers and at the same time implement a framework that will protect EU citizens’ data when being transferred to the US and ensure they have equivalent safeguards to those that exist in the EU.Both the message from the European Parliament and from the European Court of Justice have been clear: the Safe Harbour framework does not protect European citizens private data when being transferred to the US as the EU Charter and EU law require. Now the responsibility to remedy this solution is with the Commission. It must act without delay to fill this void”.

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IRN launching inaugural Europe Mining 2015 Summit on 17-18th June in Amsterdam

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 febbraio 2015

mining industryEurope as a continent is one of the richest in natural resources, with a long tradition of being active in mining. Still today, the mining industry in the region is very prosperous, with new techniques and technologies being implemented and developed, that are constantly leading the continent to benefit from its mining resources and wealth. However, the European Union’s target is now to discover new mining deposits for Europe to become self-sufficient in terms of minerals, metals, and metal ore; and curb its important metals import rate.The Europe Mining 2015 Summit, organised by Global Summit Organiser, IRN, on 17-18 June 2015, will be the only Summit focusing on industry developments for European mining in recent years, with dedicated focus on future plans for further development. Hosted at a 5* venue in the heart of Europe, in Amsterdam, the Summit will give the audience the opportunity to meet with the Regulatory Authorities, Investment Bodies, Mining Companies, Service and Equipment Providers responsible for all major mining projects in Europe to discuss the current and upcoming business opportunities in the European Countries.The respectable Speaker Faculty, composed of very senior level experts such as Ministers of Natural Resources, representatives of leading European mining companies, principal Academics, analysts and geologists as well as investment and law officers; will provide general sessions around the regulatory framework and outlook of the European mining industry. Additionally, there will be case studies looking at what is happening in terms of mining in specific European countries, such as Greenland, Sweden, Turkey, Spain, Poland, Ireland and Albania, amongst others.

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Global businesses

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 ottobre 2009

Brussels. Announced at the annual EFQM Forum business leaders event, the Excellence Model has recently been reviewed and revised to align the framework with current business needs and trends.  High performing organisations have management frameworks which define what they do and explain why they do it.  The EFQM Excellence Model is the most widely used organisational framework in Europe and extends to global markets, reaching more than 30,000 organisations world-wide.  Used as a tool for assessment, it delivers a picture of how well the organisation compares to similar or very different kinds of organisation.  Used as a management model, it can be used to define aspirations for the organisation’s capability and performance. In the revised Model, the emerging trends and topics that have more emphasis are ‘Creativity and Innovation’, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Corporate Governance’, ‘Organisational Agility’, ‘Risk Management’, ‘Promoting products & services’, and ‘Supplier Management’.  Sustainability is now firmly on the agenda of management boards around the world.  EFQM supports organisations in defining what sustainability means, providing approaches for its implementation and ensuring consistency between apparently conflicting responsibilities toward shareholders, employees and society.   Starting from the strengths of the existing EFQM Model: the eight fundamental concepts, its widely recognised nine-box structure, and the acclaimed RADAR scoring matrix, the review team was given the brief to make updates that would incorporate these trends while increasing its action orientation and accessibility to all managers from a broad selection of organisations, both public and private.  Wording has been simplified and made more relevant to the emerging challenges of today.Beginning with the ‘Fundamental Concepts’, which are a core set of principles adopted by EFQM member organisations, levels of performance have been defined against which organisations can chart their aspirations.

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A natural intersection of individual purposes

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 31 maggio 2009

lavascriptTokyo Wonder Site C Aoyama  COSMOS Aoyama SOUTH 3F 5-53-67 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Tokyo until 20/7/2009. Team 15 Mihokanno Artist:  MIHOKANNO (Yousuke Bandai / Masaya Chiba / COBRA / Saeka Enokura / Daisuke Fukunaga / Soshiro Matsubara / Aya Ohki / Shuji Yamamoto / Ryohei Seita [designer]) Their newest creations including works co-produced in the studio of TWS Aoyama:Creator-in-Residence showcase the artists’ mutual inspiration, while highlighting the refreshingly innovative outcome of the process from the production stage to the eventual exhibition, which even the artists could hardly predict.  Look forward to witnessing these exceptional Japanese artists’ straightforward takes on art beyond the usual exhibition framework, as the works they present here announce the rise of a new art scene.  Tokyo Wonder Site is an art center dedicated to the generation and promotion of new art and culture from the heart of Tokyo. While TWS Hongo supports and nurtures young talent in all fields in programs related to the government-hosted “Tokyo Wonder Wall” exhibition of works chosen from among entries from the general public, TWS Shibuya is a hub in a global cultural network of affiliated cultural facilities in Japan and abroad, and at once a platform for both new talents and internationally active creators to exchange and showcase their works. In addition, TWS Aoyama:Creator-in-Residence opened in 2006 as a venue for creative individuals from all genres and nationalities to pursue their respective work in a shared process. Through various joint programs, the three venues will continue their broad array of artistic activities in order to provide creators with a stage for creative work. Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site  Cooperation: Tomio Koyama Gallery, SHUGOARTS, hiromiyoshii, Roentgenwerke (Image:lavascript)

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