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NSTA Unveils List of the Best STEM Books for K-12 Students

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 dicembre 2019

The National Science Teaching Association today announced its fourth annual list of “Best STEM Books K-12.” This list—selected by volunteer educators and assembled in cooperation with the Children’s Book Council—provides recommendations about the best trade books with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
“The 2020 list of Best K-12 STEM books cover a wonderfully diverse spectrum of STEM themes that engage, entertain, and inspire students,” said NSTA Executive Director Dr. David Evans. “We are delighted to bring increased attention to these outstanding books that help bolster reading comprehension skills while learning STEM content.” Members of the book review panel, made up of STEM educators and literacy professionals appointed by NSTA, selected 22 books for the list from approximately 322 submissions. The panel based their decision on their extensive knowledge and looked for the very best STEM books that they believed would inspire K-12 students. The list of winning titles includes topics that range from crayons to crash-test dummies. The Best K-12 Books is a joint venture between NSTA and the Children’s Book Council. In addition to the NSTA and CBC websites, the list will appear in the March issues of NSTA’s elementary, middle level, and high school journals for teachers.

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Diagnostics Data Analytics Company Diaceutics to List on London Stock Exchange

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 marzo 2019

Diaceutics plc, a revenue-generating and profitable diagnostics data analytics and implementation services company which services the global pharmaceutical industry, today announces that it is seeking a listing on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. The company is expected to have a market capitalization on admission of approximately £53M.
Diaceutics has conditionally raised £17M by way of a Placing of 22,368,427 Ordinary Shares of 76p each through its nominated adviser and broker, Cenkos Securities plc. It is expected that Admission will become effective at 8am on or around 21st March 2019 and shares will trade under the AIM symbol ‘DXRX’.Diaceutics was founded in 2005 by Peter Keeling and operates in the global diagnostics commercialization market. With offices in Belfast, UK; Dundalk, Ireland; Parsippany, New Jersey; and Singapore, the organization’s services result in more effective pairing of patients with specific treatments, which in turn leads to better patient healthcare outcomes. In 2018, the Group had an average of 65 full-time employees in 17 countries. The Group has achieved compound annual revenue growth in sales of over 50% in the past two years.Last year, 42% of all FDA drug approvals were for precision medicine therapies, representing 25 approvals in total. Precision medicine drugs are tailored to patients expressing specific molecular or genetic biomarkers, which are identified with a diagnostic test. Ineffective testing, accompanied by persistent challenges throughout the current diagnostic testing market, can therefore significantly reduce access to new, more effective drugs.To address this, Diaceutics has amassed a set of data from more than 2,500 laboratories including 3.5M longitudinal patient records, insurance claims data for 50M patients and 58M testing event data points from 35 countries. As part of this data collection, it has accumulated a global proprietary database of individual laboratories’ capabilities across the industry.Using its expertise and its data set, the Group is able to assist pharmaceutical clients improve the development, and delivery, of diagnostic testing. This is manifested through faster testing, better turnaround times, quicker positive identification and higher number of patients treated.

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Swiss cities dominate list of most expensive locations in the world for expats

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 9 giugno 2017

ZurigoZurich. ECA International (ECA) today reveals that Zurich is the most expensive city in Europe for expatriates in the latest Cost of Living rankings. Despite little change in prices compared with the previous year, Swiss cities continue to dominate the global top 10 – with Zurich 3rd, Geneva 4th, Basel 5th and Bern 6th.“The comparative strength of the franc has contributed to Switzerland remaining as one of the most expensive countries surveyed in the world. Despite prices hardly rising in the previous year, Swiss cities dominate the top of the rankings,” said Steven Kilfedder, Production Manager, ECA International. Published by ECA, the world’s leading provider of information, software and expertise for the management and assignment of employees around the world, the Cost of Living Survey compares a basket of like-for-like consumer goods and services commonly purchased by international assignees in over 460 locations worldwide. The survey allows businesses to ensure that their employees’ spending power is maintained when they are sent on international assignments. ECA International has been conducting research into cost of living for over 45 years.
Central London is now 132nd in the world, down from 65th last year, its lowest ever recorded since ECA first began publishing the Cost of Living rankings over 10 years ago. Central London sits just above Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia, in the global rankings, and has now been overtaken by Rio de Janeiro (88th), Bangkok (116th) and Dublin (120th).
Edinburgh has fallen to 165th, Cardiff is now ranked at 175th and Belfast has dropped to 186th in ECA’s ranking.
The strengthened rouble has led to Moscow climbing the global rankings by 125 places this year to 56th. However, it has a long way to go to reach the heights of five years ago when it was ranked 13th in the world. St Petersburg has also shot up the rankings this year, joining Moscow in the European top 20 and climbing 105 places in the global rankings – now sitting in 118th place.
Luanda has risen from 8th position last year to top ECA’s global rankings this year.
Sydney remains the most expensive city in Australia. It currently ranks 50th in the global rankings, up from 70th place last year. All ranked locations within Australia rose in our global rankings this year, with Adelaide rising the most, by 34 places to 75th position – although it is still the cheapest ranked location in Australia.
Caracas, in Venezuela, climbed a dramatic 252 places in the past 12 months, and is now ranked 9th in the world, “though this ranking is likely to change considerably in upcoming Cost of Living Surveys given ongoing exchange-rate volatility,” added Kilfedder.Buenos Aires (35th), Sao Paulo (85th), Rio de Janeiro (88th) and Montevideo (97th) also re-entered the top 100 most expensive locations in the world, with Brasilia reaching 103rd, up 106 places since last year. Although falling a few places this year to 23rd globally, Manhattan remains the most expensive location in North America for expatriates.
Hong Kong is up one place from second position in the regional rankings. From a global perspective, it has climbed seven places to become the second-most expensive location for expatriates – its highest ever rankings on both fronts. Since 2011, Hong Kong has risen steadily in both the regional and global rankings.All surveyed locations in China remain in the top 100 most expensive in the world, with Shanghai peaking at 13th position. Even though all ranked Chinese cities fell in the global rankings this year, they’re far more expensive than five years ago – with cities there rising by over 52 places on average.

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Canon è per la prima volta nella Climate A List

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 gennaio 2017

canonLe iniziative di Canon per affrontare i cambiamenti climatici sono state riconosciute dall’organizzazione internazionale non-profit CDP1, con sede nel Regno Unito, facendo guadagnare all’azienda la sua prima ammissione nell’elenco Climate A.Dal 2003, CDP esamina le principali aziende a livello mondiale sui loro sforzi per affrontare i cambiamenti climatici. Le valutazioni si basano sulle informazioni ottenute dalle aziende2 in materia di business risks e opportunità connessi alle emissioni di gas serra e al cambiamento climatico. Nel 2016 sono state prese in considerazione circa 6.000 imprese, di cui 500 giapponesi. La valutazione colloca le società in una scala da A a F, in cui A è il gradino più alto della classifica. Canon è una delle 193 aziende a livello mondiale a essere inserita nella lista A.Seguendo gli obiettivi fissati dalla vision dedicata all’ambiente “Action for Green”, introdotta nel 2008, Canon ha fissato l’obiettivo di ridurre annualmente le emissioni di CO2 del 3% per ogni prodotto. Inoltre l’azienda si adoperando attivamente in molteplici iniziative come ad esempio il risparmio energetico negli stabilimenti produttivi, il trasferimento modale della distribuzione, la riduzione del consumo di energia nell’uso del prodotto, il ricondizionamento del prodotto3, il riutilizzo di parti e il riciclo dei materiali di consumo. Grazie a questo grande impegno, nel 2015, le emissioni di CO2 per prodotto erano ridotte di circa il 30% rispetto al 2008, realizzando con successo una riduzione media di circa il 5% all’anno.“Siamo molto orgogliosi di questo importante riconoscimento a conferma della volontà costante di Canon di minimizzare l’impatto dei propri prodotti sull’ambiente. Impegno che manteniamo anche a livello locale nel nostro paese, cercando di ridurre sempre più l’impronta ecologica sia dei siti presso i quali operiamo – attraverso, ad esempio, l’impiego di energia proveniente da fonti rinnovabili, una gestione dei rifiuti mirata alla riduzione, alla separazione e al riciclo e la sensibilizzazione dei dipendenti –, sia delle nostre attività, in particolare avvalendoci di una flotta auto con livelli di emissione ridotti, dell’utilizzo di sistemi di video e teleconferenza per il contenimento delle trasferte aziendali e dei sistemi di diagnostica a distanza per le apparecchiature installate presso i nostri clienti.” Afferma Daniela Valterio, Environment, Quality & Product Safety Manager, Sustainability Group di Canon Italia.La visione ambientale “Action for Green” di Canon si propone di realizzare una società che promuova migliori stili di vita nel rispetto dell’ambiente attraverso l’innovazione tecnologica e una migliore efficienza di gestione. Durante l’intero ciclo di vita del prodotto – Produzione, Uso, Riciclo – Canon continua a espandere le attività con i propri clienti e partner commerciali per ridurre l’impatto ambientale.
1 Già Carbon Disclosure Project, costituito nel Regno Unito nel 2000. CDP supporta un singolare sistema globale in cui le aziende e le città misurano, divulgano, gestiscono e condividono importanti informazioni ambientali.
2 I responsi rappresentano 827 investitori istituzionali (con un patrimonio totale di 100mila miliardi di dollari).
3 Il processo di selezione delle parti che possono essere riutilizzate da prodotti usati, la pulizia e la riparazione delle stesse e il riutilizzo per la fabbricazione di nuovi prodotti. I prodotti rigenerati devono ottemperare agli stessi standard qualitativi dei prodotti fabbricati interamente con nuove parti prima della spedizione.

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Migration and refugee crisis: Sylvie Guillaume named rapporteur on EU list of safe countries of origin

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 ottobre 2015

european parliamentVice-President and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee MEP Sylvie Guillaume (S&D, FR) has been appointed rapporteur for the proposal establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin, on which Parliament will legislate on an equal footing with the EU Council of Ministers. The appointment was announced by committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) at the start of the Civil Liberties Committee meeting on Thursday, 1 October, and endorsed by the members. The proposal for a regulation establishing an EU common list of safe countries of origin was presented by the European Commission on 9 September, as part of a package of proposals to tackle the refugee crisis.The EU safe countries list would help speed up the processing of individual asylum applications from people originating in countries that the EU considers safe. In cases where individual assessments establish that applicants have no right of asylum, it would also help speed up their return, according to the European Commission. The Commission proposes to add Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey to the EU list of safe countries of origin.
In a 10 September resolution on migration and refugees in Europe, the European Parliament said that it: “Notes the Commission proposal to strengthen the ‘safe country of origin’ provision of the Asylum Procedure Directive by establishing a common EU list of safe countries of origin; understands that this approach could limit the procedural rights of citizens of those countries; recalls that the acceptance rate for asylum applications varies greatly from one Member State to another, including as regards particular countries of origin; requests that steps be taken to ensure that this approach does not undermine the principle of non-refoulement and the individual right to asylum, especially that of people belonging to vulnerable groups”.

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