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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 321

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European decision-makers and local and regional governments call for European policies to give greater support to rural areas

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 novembre 2019

Against the backdrop of ongoing discussions about the EU’s next financial framework, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), members of the European Parliament and the International Association Rurality-Environment-Development (RED) met at a conference in Brussels on 12 November to talk about the specific needs of rural areas post-2020. They urged the European Commission to include provisions in its future legislative proposals to take account of the specificities of these areas and to provide them with adequate funding, in particular under the European Structural and Investment Funds (EFSI).
On 3 October 2018, the European Parliament adopted a resolution, at the initiative of Mercedes Bresso, chair of Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas (RUMRA), on the specific needs of rural, mountainous and remote areas. The proposal called for European policies to be coordinated to ensure the development of rural areas so as to meet the economic, environmental and social challenges facing all of Europe’s regions, and rural areas in particular. In order to foster cohesion and prevent the risk of territorial fragmentation in the future, the proposal suggested establishing a Smart Villages Pact with a view to ensuring a more effective, integrated and coordinated approach to EU policies with an impact on rural areas. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) echoes these demands, which are crucial to ensuring rural development in the 2021 and 2027 period. As pointed out by Gérard Peltre, President of RED and the European Countryside Movement, recognising the diversity of rural areas in terms of development and innovation hubs to meet the major social, climate-related and other challenges facing Europe in a world undergoing radical change is essential to achieving the EU’s territorial cohesion objectives, building on the European Rural Agenda and making a success of Rural Proofing. The most recent figures however reveal a lack of financial commitment to these areas, making the introduction of an operational strategic and financial framework – including the European Rural Agenda – geared to the integrated development of rural areas even more urgent. Mr Peltre argued that future efforts towards a European rural agenda, put on an official footing by the European Parliament, hinged on the support of bodies such as the CoR and, of course, the commitment of the Member States and the European Commission. France had opened the way with its French Rural Agenda. The same applied to the cross-border Grande Région with the rurality reference centre (Lorraine, Luxembourg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Sarre, Wallonia).Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament and vice-chair of the RUMRA intergroup at the European Parliament, pointed out that “with this resolution the European Parliament aims to assure citizens outside urban areas that they hold opportunities similar to those in urban areas. It is up to us MEPs in the relevant Committees to use this resolution as a tool and constant reminder every time we need to argue and persuade other politicians that policies that solely aim at urban areas are incomplete : they only address half of Europe”.Jan Olbrycht, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur for the multiannual financial framework, added that
the second pillar of the CAP should not be a reserve for the first pillar and that rural development should not restricted to the CAP but should, rather, be taken into account in all European policies.Ulrike Müller, Member of the European Parliament and rapporteur on the CAP Horizontal Regulation, and the CAP’s contribution to rural development, added “we need strong rural areas in the European Union, and that’s why I am calling for the common agricultural policy to continue to provide enough money for the Rural Development Fund in the next funding period. In my view, the key elements in this respect are knowledge transfer and innovation, assistance for young farmers and generational renewal, and support for medium-sized enterprises.More than half the population live in rural areas, where there is often a lack of fast internet, good transport links, easily accessible healthcare, and educational and cultural facilities. That’s also something we need to address.” The speakers agreed on the urgent need to find a response to the rural-urban imbalance and to step up rural-agricultural cooperation. They considered that rural, mountainous and remote areas should be put back at the centre of European economic and social policies in the next cohesion policy programming period. Rural areas must enjoy similar opportunities to the initiatives launched for urban areas.

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Workarea Commerce Cloud to Support New Growth Initiatives

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 13 novembre 2019

Workarea Commerce, a leading enterprise commerce platform, and Syatt Media, an eCommerce development, and growth studio, announced today that Spell & The Gypsy Collective, a growing Australia-based fashion brand, has launched on Workarea Commerce Cloud.Founded in 2009, the modern-bohemian fashion brand has seen steady growth and increasing interest in their product globally and across selling channels. With Workarea, the team embarks on the next phase of their business with a single technology platform to implement rich customer experience improvements across their websites and retail points of sale.Syatt Media, a Workarea Solution Partner, was chosen by Spell to support their implementation of the Workarea Commerce Cloud.
Scaling Globally with Superior Content and Omnichannel Capabilities. As demand for Spell’s products has grown, the digital team looked to Workarea to support customers across the globe. Their new approach leverages Workarea Commerce Cloud’s multi-site capabilities which lets their team efficiently manage unique, content-rich shopping experiences in different markets. Also, the platform’s architecture allows for locale-specific integrations such as payments and fulfillment.

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AmFed Makes Contribution to Canopy Children’s Solutions in Support of Vulnerable Children

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 ottobre 2019

Executives from AmFed Companies, LLC, a Jackson-area insurance company that specializes in workers’ compensation, presented Canopy Children’s Solutions with a check for $50,000 to support statewide programs benefitting vulnerable children.
“Mississippi is more than the location of our office and service area. It’s our home,” said Billy Roberts, President and CEO. “Social responsibility is a key factor in AmFed’s company mission and plays a major role in facilitating the ongoing growth and development within our state. Our support of Canopy and their solutions to provide resources and tools for success to the future generations of Mississippians is a way to try to make our home a better place.”This donation is part of a state-wide push aimed at helping to bolster access to quality solutions committed to serving the mental, behavioral, educational and social needs of children in the state. In Mississippi, 1 in 5 children face a significant behavioral health challenge. Of those affected, it is estimated that nearly 100,000 children go without proper treatment.

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Hexnode Announces Zero-day Support for the New macOS Catalina

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 7 ottobre 2019

Hexnode, the global Unified Endpoint Management solution, has announced zero-day support for the latest macOS – macOS 10.15 Catalina. The year 2019 has been Apple’s year since it announced the new OSes and devices in the WWDC’19 event. The series of OS releases and device releases have marked the highlight of the past few months for Apple fans all around the world. Apple has already released iOS 13, iPadOS, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13, and today, it’s the day for the official release of macOS 10.15. Apple has managed to include some amazing new features in Catalina, which makes it more flexible for cross-platform performance. The best example is the feature called “Sidecar”, which enables Mac users to add an iPad as a second screen to the mac. Also, Catalina enables authentication with Apple Watch. Along with new features, a lot of existing features have been enhanced. Apps such as Photos, Notes, Reminders, Safari, etc. have undergone significant modifications. The security features also had their share of the makeover. The most noticeable security aspect is the addition of Activation lock to macOS, which was available only in iOS till now. Like Google Play Protect, from Catalina onwards, apps are checked for security issues before installing them, decreasing app vulnerabilities. Apps from now on will need permission to access files in the devices. The Find My feature, now a consolidation of Find My iPhone and Find My Friends, can track Macs even while offline. iTunes has said bye-bye and been replaced by three new apps – Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple Podcasts.

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Allied Wallet Africa Announces New Office in Angola to Support African Entrepreneurs

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 agosto 2019

Allied Wallet Africa, a global FinTech company offering various payment solutions in 196 countries, recently announced a new office in Angola, Africa to support the growing opportunities for African entrepreneurs and business owners.
Millions of people are eager to engage in online commerce, but lack the proper support and functionality. South Africa has the largest e-commerce market in the continent with Nigeria and Kenya following closely, and people of the region are eager to trade and transact in the new digital space.“Africa deserves the opportunity to participate in e-commerce, they deserve advancement,” said Allied Wallet Africa CEO Andy Khawaja, “…and we are happy to be chosen for this opportunity. We are dedicated to helping these entrepreneurs and creating new opportunities in the region.” Allied Wallet Africa will bring new, “open API” online payment solutions along with mobile payment options, digital wallet solutions, and even solutions catered to utility and payroll functions.With a new office and a staff of about fifty employees, Allied Wallet Africa will accommodate the region and share new technology with a population 1.3 reports that Africa has a growing middle class and a year on year increase of 265% in e-commerce growth. McKinsey Global Institute projected that e-commerce will be worth $75 billion in Africa’s leading economies by 2025.Allied Wallet Africa proudly announced their commitment to the region’s digital growth and its mission to improve Africa’s digital infrastructure and previously undeveloped payment processing system.Dr. Andy Khawaja added, “Africa is full of opportunity and smart entrepreneurs that deserve access to new e-commerce tools. It’s our goal to connect Africa – to further connect them as a continent and to further connect them to the world in our growing digital space.”

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Natixis Assurances Deploys Guidewire InsurancePlatform to Support Strategic Development

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 luglio 2019

Natixis Assurances (Natixis), the insurance arm of Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), provider of the industry platform general insurers rely upon, today announced that Natixis has successfully deployed Guidewire InsurancePlatform™ Core and Digital products for claims management and enhanced customer experience. Implementation is planned on a phased basis, with motor, motorcycle, home, as well as accident and health lines of business deployed already. Natixis is happy to reveal that they have obtained certification from the French electronic data interchange platform; one of the fastest certifications awarded by DARVA to date.Guidewire InsurancePlatform products are enabling Natixis to:
Optimise their operational model in terms of management, organization, and employee skills;
Differentiate products and services through an excellent, fluid, and intuitive customer experience;
Ensure better control of average costs regarding service provider networks; and
Optimise recourse strategies and claims fraud detection.
“Through our implementation of Guidewire ClaimCenter™ and its rich functionality, we are now seeing levels of automation that secure our operations and simplify life for our employees,” commented Françoise Terry, Claims Program Manager, Natixis Assurances. “What have we learnt from our experience to date? The importance of a clear goal that everyone understands, the value of clear governance, budget and timeframe, the need for a team focused 100% on the project, and the significance of an OOTB (Out of the Box) approach.”,,

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Keymao Begins Launch of Magnetic Clip-On Headphones to Support Active Lifestyles

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 Mag 2019

Today marks a victory for fitness heads everywhere as Keymao is proud to announce the launch of their Magic Headwear Indiegogo campaign to begin in April. Whether you are a casual weekly runner or a self-proclaimed gym addict, music is surely an essential part of your sacred fitness time. Keymao’s visionary design of the Magic Headwear uses strategically placed magnets that will clip on to a wide array of head worn accessories. These earpieces are incredibly convenient, able to be easily mounted and removed at your leisure. Say goodbye to distracting earpieces that never seem to find that perfect spot. Take your fitness to the next level and say hello to the beginning of your life with uninterrupted workouts.The Magic Headwear has been created with magnets that will clip on to whatever you are wearing rendering the earpieces firmly held in place. This enables you to comfortably go about your workouts without the nuisance of headphone readjustment or even falling out entirely. The magnets are simply inserted into a head worn accessory of your choice allowing the earpieces to rest freely on the accessory’s exterior. With the Magic Headwear you can enjoy fitness while listening to your favorite tunes hassle free. Keymao has gone out of their way to pay attention to even the smallest nuances of comfort and usability.
Founded in February 2017, Keymao is dedicated to bringing quality improvements to even the smallest facets of life through their design of wearable technology. Keymao’s team is currently based out of Shenzhen, China residing in one of the world’s largest thriving tech markets. Despite the small size of their team, it has had seemingly no impact on their relentless ability and drive to deliver quality products for their consumers. Their core belief is that even the smallest innovations can lead to astounding changes in our daily lives. It is with this belief that over the course of 700 days the Magic Headwear was created. Leading with the Magic Headwear as its forerunner, Keymao seamlessly integrates wearable tech into any active lifestyle.

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Julian Assange Appeals for Public Support

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 27 Mag 2019

In his first publicly-released comments to supporters since his arrest, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange has detailed the repressive conditions he faces in Britain’s Belmarsh prison and called for a campaign against his threatened extradition to the United States.“I am defenceless and am counting on you and others of good character to save my life,” Assange wrote, adding, “Truth ultimately is all we have.”Assange’s comments were made in a letter addressed to independent British journalist Gordon Dimmack, who decided to make it public following last Thursday’s announcement by the US Justice Department of additional charges against Assange under the Espionage Act. The WSWS is republishing the letter, with Dimmack’s permission, in full below.Assange explained that since he was convicted on trumped-up bail charges shortly after his arrest on April 11, he has been “isolated from all ability to prepare to defend myself, no laptop, no internet, no computer, no library so far, but even if I do get access it will be just for half an hour with everyone else once a week.”The WikiLeaks founder stated that he is allowed “Just two visits a month and it takes weeks to get someone on the call list.”All of his calls, except those to his lawyers, are monitored and limited to a maximum of ten minutes. There is a window of just 30 minutes per day for phone calls to be made “in which all prisoners compete for the phone.” Assange receives only a few pounds of phone credit per week and is not allowed to receive inbound calls.The WikiLeaks founder declared that, despite these onerous conditions, he is “unbroken albeit literally surrounded by murderers. But the days when I could read and speak and organise to defend myself, my ideals and my people are over until I am free. Everyone else must take my place.”The WikiLeaks founder stated that he faced “A superpower” that has “been preparing for 9 years with hundreds of people and untold millions spent” on the case against him.

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Amazon Launches Support for Traditional Chinese Books on Kindle

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 Mag 2019

(Nasdaq:AMZN)—Amazon announced today that Kindle customers around the globe can now enjoy reading from a growing selection of more than 20,000 Traditional Chinese language Kindle books with the free Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, and on Kindle devices. Starting today, readers will find a new selection of popular titles in the Kindle store including books from leading authors like Ni Kuang 倪匡, Qiong Yao 瓊瑤, Liu Cixin 劉慈欣 and Pai Hsien-Yung 白先勇, best-sellers like The World Between Us 我們與惡的距離 and You Are The Best 誰說一百分的妳,才是最好的自己, classics like Dream of the Red Chamber 紅樓夢 and Louis Cha Jing-yong Collections 金庸全集 as well as translated bestsellers like Dan Brown’s 丹布朗 Origin 起源, Keigo Higashino’s 東野圭吾 Masquerade Hotel 假面飯店, Hans Rosling’s 漢斯 羅斯林 Factfulness 真確 and George R. R. Martin’s 喬治馬丁 A Song of Ice and Fire Series 冰與火之歌系列. Customers can shop for Traditional Chinese language Kindle books on existing Amazon websites including and
Kindle customers can enjoy several features designed especially for a Traditional Chinese horizontal reading experience, including custom fonts and the ability to search in Traditional Chinese on your Kindle device. Customers using the free Kindle app can also select their menu options to be displayed in Traditional Chinese. Amazon has also brought the same Kindle features that customers around the world love to Traditional Chinese books, such as adjustable text size and margin settings, sampling books prior to purchase, searching text inside a book, and Whispersync so that you can seamlessly switch from reading in the Kindle app to reading on your Kindle device.

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Headspace Announces One Billion Minute Challenge in Support of Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 Mag 2019

Headspace, a global leader in mindfulness and meditation, today announced a worldwide community challenge to benefit Mind, a mental health charity that provides advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem, in support of Mental Health Awareness Month and World Meditation Day on May 15.
Headspace is one of the leading players in the meditation category committed to advancing the field of mindfulness meditation through clinically-validated research. With one of the largest research pipelines of any digital health and wellness company, Headspace has been shown to reduce negative emotions by 28 percent, increase resilience by 11 percent, reduce stress, and improve satisfaction with life.“Since its inception, Headspace’s mission has been to improve the health and happiness of the world,” said Rich Pierson, CEO and Co-Founder of Headspace. “By partnering with Mind to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, we are hoping to further advance the conversation around mental health and improve access to as many tools for as many people around the world as possible.”Headspace members will automatically participate anytime they engage with content within the Headspace app, logging minutes of either guided meditation or non-meditation content such as Audio Guided Runs or Sleep by Headspace. At the end of May, Headspace will donate one thousand dollars to Mind for every million minutes spent with Headspace, up to one million dollars.
In addition to the Billion Minute Meditation Challenge, Headspace has also launched “Living Mindfully,” a new featured collection of meditation content designed to infuse more mindfulness into everyday life with guided meditations on topics such as:Life, to help members better connect to themselves and the world around them Work, to find better ways to cope with workplace stressors Finding Balance, to remind members to breathe, reset and renew. The featured collection demonstrates Headspace’s commitment to providing members with curated content to strengthen their meditation practice. For non-paying subscribers, Headspace offers daily sessions around a different theme, allowing everyone to improve their meditation practice.

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Parliament reiterates its support to Laura Codruţa Kövesi to become EU Chief Prosecutor

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 7 aprile 2019

The Parliament reaffirmed that Laura Codruţa Kövesi remains its top candidate to become the first head of the new EU Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Following to President Tajani’s announcement yesterday in plenary supporting Ms Kövesi’s candidacy and after three rounds of negotiations with the Council, the Parliament’s negotiating team reiterated its continued support to Ms Kövesi, a former Romanian anti-corruption watchdog whose candidacy is opposed by the Romanian government. The team also called on the Council to reconsider its position. European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) Chief Prosecutor has to be selected by joint accord between the Parliament and the EU Council.“After the third negotiation meeting with the Council delegation, we deeply regret the current deadlock situation, which prevents the two institutions from appointing the European Chief Prosecutor”, said Claude Moraes (S&D, UK), Chair of the Civil Liberties Committee. “The European Chief Prosecutor will play a key role in the implementation of the EPPO, an office that will be instrumental in combatting crimes against EU budget”, he concluded.Civil Liberties Committee Vice Chair Judith Sargentini (Greens/EFA, NL) said: “The obstruction Ms Kövesi is currently facing from the Romanian authorities highlights her courage and her independence, which both are crucial requirements for the efficient functioning of the EPPO. The harassment of the Romanian government has resulted in completely discrediting the Council’s candidate as well.” “Unlike the Council, the Parliament has held hearings of all three shortlisted candidates. Ms Kövesi is by far the strongest and most promising candidate for the post. We cannot accept the fact that the Council cedes to the pressure of the Romanian government to support a much weaker candidate. Since the EPPO regulation has been watered down during negotiations, it is crucial for the Parliament to select a candidate who would make the institution strong and credible,” Ingeborg Gräßle (EPP, DE), head of the Parliament’s Budgetary Control Committee, told after the third round of negotiations on Thursday. “She is a woman, and the Parliament has just recently called on the Council to respect the principle of gender balance. Moreover, Romania currently does not hold a single EU key post,” she added.Following a pre-selection by a board of experts, EU legislators now have to pick from Ms Kövesi and Jean-François Bohnert from France. The parliament’s negotiating team consists of Mr Moraes, Ms Gräßle and Ms Sargentini.

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Tilray® Announces Support of Two New Clinical Research Studies in Australia and Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 aprile 2019

Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY), a global leader in cannabis research and production, today announced its support of two new clinical studies: a pilot study led by Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne, to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a larger randomized placebo-controlled trial of cannabis extract as a form of treatment for reducing Severe Behavioral Problems (SBP) in pediatric patients with Intellectual Disabilities (ID); and a study with McGill University Health Centre’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Chronic Viral Illness, to examine the effectiveness of medical cannabis on immune activation in People Living with HIV.“Tilray is at the forefront of clinical research in the medical cannabis field and we’re very proud to support two groundbreaking studies that have potential to identify more indications in which medical cannabis can benefit patients in-need,” says Philippe Lucas, VP of Global Patient Research and Access, Tilray. “We are committed to advancing cannabinoid-based science to further understand the potential benefits of medical cannabis as a treatment option among these critical patient populations. There is a serious need for more clinical data in our field, and we are proud to support research like this around the world.”Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia:Over 50,000 youth in Australia today have Intellectual Disability with Severe Behavioral Problems such as irritability, aggression, and self-injury. Anti-psychotic and other psychotropic medications are prescribed for half of these patients in Australia, despite limited evidence for their efficacy and a high risk of serious side-effects, including weight gain, metabolic syndrome and extrapyramidal movement disorders. Polypharmacy and off-label prescribing are common in these patients, and drugs are sometimes added to treat side effects. Novel interventions are urgently needed for this highly vulnerable patient group. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians have highlighted the need for further research into the therapeutic uses of cannabinoids in youth. There is intense interest from parents and physicians in medical cannabis as a treatment for SBP in youth with ID. Research to date suggests that CBD and other cannabis extracts, have had fewer reported side-effects than anti-psychotic medications; however, there is currently insufficient evidence to inform its use in treating SBP. MCRI is among the first institutions to conduct research specifically testing the effectiveness of CBD on patients with intellectual disabilities to reduce severe behavioral problems.

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More than 1000 people gather in EP to support strong EU ocean policy

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 marzo 2019

More than 1000 people gathered in Brussels for this year’s largest EU event on oceans. Organised by MEP Gesine Meissner and European Commissioner Karmenu Vella, the event hosted our continent’s most influential advocates for healthy, safe and sustainable oceans. And with a large delegation of students and youth organisations in the room, the conference was more than an interesting recap of today’s status quo. It was a plea for even more ambition, from policy makers, companies and civil society, to safeguard the most precious organism of our planet: our ocean.Commissioner Vella set the tone of the conference: “the ocean is the genesis of life, but now it is on the front-line in the fight for survival. There is only one possible response, and that response is collective.” That “collective response” is called ocean governance, namely international cooperation on the various aspects that influence our ocean’s health: fisheries policy, protection of habitats and biodiversity, development of the blue economy. The European Commission has just published its progress report Improving International Ocean Governance. The conclusion is an encouraging one: if we are all aligned and don’t waste time, we can still make a difference. The EU has already been acting on most of the 50 actions identified two years ago, and more actions are expected. Maria Damanaki from the Nature Conservancy recognized this achievement and called the EU the champion of ocean governance.Making a difference is exactly what two leaders of the international youth movement were asking from the EU, and they consider it should go faster. Nele Van Hoywegen reminded everyone that the fight against climate change is “no longer a matter of saving our planet for the next generations”. Neither do we suffice with cleaning the oceans, according to Sébastien Willemart. Money talks, so investments and subsidies should steer public and private activity for the better.

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Showcase solutions to support the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 febbraio 2019

CACI International Inc (NYSE: CACI) announced today it will showcase solutions to support the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Joint Community at the WEST 2019 Conference hosted by AFCEA and U.S. Naval Institute on February 13-15, 2019 in San Diego, CA. In keeping with this year’s conference theme – “Sharpening the Competitive Edge: Are We Ready to Compete, Deter and Win Globally?” – CACI will demonstrate leading-edge solutions that enhance military readiness and resiliency to stay ahead of evolving threats.CACI will exhibit its suite of innovative electronic warfare and signals intelligence capabilities systems, ranging in size from man-packable to vehicle-mounted. These disruptive, software-defined solutions enhance warfighter effectiveness and survivability in today’s multi-domain battle. The company will also showcase its SkyTracker® Technology Suite – an award-winning counter-unmanned aircraft system (C-UAS) solution that accurately and reliably detects, identifies, and tracks UAS threats. U.S. government clients use SkyTracker at sensitive facilities across the U.S. and at operational locations overseas.Additionally, the company will demonstrate how its advanced deep learning and multi-intelligence fusion expertise rapidly delivers integrated intelligence capabilities to the warfighter for improved time-critical targeting. CACI will also feature its enterprise product lifecycle management tools to collect, aggregate, and visualize platform performance data.
CACI provides information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. A Fortune World’s Most Admired Company, CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies, the Russell 2000 Index, and the S&P MidCap 400 Index. CACI’s sustained commitment to ethics and integrity defines its corporate culture and drives its success. With approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, CACI provides dynamic career opportunities for military veterans and industry professionals to support the nation’s most critical missions. Join us!

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MEPs strongly welcome the Global Compact on Migration

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 dicembre 2018

The European Parliament strongly supports the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, and welcomes its adoption in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday.MEPs regret the campaign of disinformation that has led to several countries withdrawing their support from the compact. The migration compact is a non-legally binding framework that does not create new obligations for states and is in full respect of the principle of national sovereignty.The global compact adopted at the intergovernmental conference in Marrakesh is the first global multilateral framework to enhance international coordination on human mobility covering all aspects of the migration cycle. It is based on the principles of partnership, shared responsibility and the understanding that no country can address the challenges and opportunities of this phenomenon on its own. The Parliament believes that it is central to find long-term solutions to address the root causes of irregular migration and forced displacement. Implementation of the compact therefore must go hand-in-hand with implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda as set out in the Strategic Development Goals, as well as ensuring increased investment in developing countries.The European Parliament strongly believes that international cooperation on migration must be people-centered and rights-based. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights – which celebrates its 70th anniversary today – must be at the core of migration governance alongside existing international law obligations, such as the Refugee Convention. Vulnerable groups and to people in vulnerable situations, notably migrant children and unaccompanied and separated children, should get special attention. Complying with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and ensuring the best interest of the child must be the primary considerations of all decisions and actions concerning them. Promoting gender equality and women empowerment should be central to GCM, as should be paying special attention to victims of violence and abuse, including sexual or gender-based violence, and of human trafficking.The European Parliament stresses that is its absolutely essential to turn the compact’s commitments into reality, with strong follow-up and review mechanisms, including the International Migration Review Forum which is to take place every four years beginning in 2021. The implementation process of the global compact must be transparent and inclusive, involving all stakeholders, and notably parliaments and national human rights institutions. A strengthened parliamentary dimension and public engagement are key to ensure accountability and serve as a bridge towards a broader dialogue on migration that leads to evidence-based policies and political narratives that counteract xenophobia and recognise the need for international cooperation on migration to ensure the benefit of all parties involved.

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CyrusOne Announces New Appointments to Support Global Expansion

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 novembre 2018

CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE), a premier global data center REIT, today announced that Tesh Durvasula has been promoted to President, Europe, charged with oversight of the European organization and leadership of CyrusOne’s expansion in a region with strong, fast-growing data center demand. Durvasula, who currently serves as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Commercial Officer, has been with CyrusOne for six years, a period during which the Company’s revenue has nearly quadrupled. In addition, John Gould has been promoted from EVP, Global Sales, to EVP & Chief Commercial Officer, with responsibility for leading the sales and marketing organizations. Durvasula and Gould will both report directly to Gary Wojtaszek, President and CEO of CyrusOne. These promotions are effective December 1, 2018.“I am thrilled to have Tesh lead our European expansion efforts as we plan to develop the largest platform on the continent, taking advantage of a unique opportunity to capitalize on accelerating demand across the region, particularly for the larger-scale deployments in which we specialize,” said Wojtaszek. “He has built a world-class sales organization and driven significant growth during his tenure at CyrusOne, and I look forward to leveraging his capabilities to deliver similar results in Europe. I am also excited for John to assume the leadership of our sales and marketing organizations as he has done a tremendous job helping us to improve and scale our sales processes with a data-driven focus and deliver continued strong revenue growth in his two years with CyrusOne.”“I am privileged to have the opportunity to lead a very talented group of people as we build an organization, culture and platform in Europe that will enable us to replicate the success we have had in the U.S.,” said Durvasula. “This is an exciting time for the company as we take this important next step in our international expansion in support of our broader initiative to meet our customers’ needs throughout the world.”In August 2018, CyrusOne established a presence in Europe by closing its previously announced acquisition of Zenium Data Centers, a leading hyperscale data center provider with properties in London and Frankfurt, Europe’s two largest data center markets. Additionally, the Company has sites in process across London, Frankfurt, Dublin and Amsterdam for a total prospective European footprint of nearly 500 megawatts.

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BigCommerce Announces New and Expanded Partnerships to Support European Business Growth

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 settembre 2018

BigCommerce, the leading ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, announced that it has signed expanded partnerships with partners Born Group (“BORN”) and dotmailer to support the needs of BigCommerce’s growing base of European merchants. Additionally, BigCommerce announced new partnerships with several leading ecommerce agencies and technology providers, including full-service commerce agency GPMD, AI search tool Klevu, content management and boutique WordPress agency Pragmatic, and digital transformation expert SQLI.
Dotmailer, a leading marketing automation platform and BigCommerce’s first European Elite Partner, will provide European retailers with the ability to create personalized marketing campaigns for their customers. Through dotmailer’s Commerce Flow, merchants can synchronise customer contact data and purchase history from BigCommerce to deliver more relevant marketing communication to customers. “In today’s retail environment, consumers expect merchants to personalise the sales experience to their individual needs, and working with BigCommerce helps ensure that their merchants can use store data to create marketing materials that actually serve the needs of their customers. It’s yet another way that BigCommerce brings value to their customers globally,” said Milan Patel, CEO at dotmailer.BORN, an award-winning digital and content production agency, will also partner with BigCommerce’s European team as it expands to better serve its local market. “Our expertise lies in helping enterprise-level businesses develop integrated, forward-thinking ecommerce experiences that drive their business forward,” said Daren Fitzgerald, executive vice president of commercial at BORN. “BigCommerce stands out as a true platform leader in the mid-market. The combination of our offerings gives European merchants a toolkit to deploy industry-leading ecommerce sites that attract and convert customers at a fraction of the cost, which is why we consider it our SaaS platform of choice.”

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GE Healthcare to Expand OHSU Mission Control Capabilities to Support Sepsis Patient Care

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 settembre 2018

GE Healthcare today announced plans to increase the capabilities of OHSU’s Mission Control Center by developing a software application, or “tile,” that will suggest actions to support better management of sepsis patient care.GE Healthcare’s new tile will support early sepsis detection and timely, precise ongoing management of at-risk patients and those who are on the sepsis patient pathway, monitoring all patients not only those who are in the intensive care unit. Once the algorithm detects risk, it will flag mission controllers who will research the situation and help care teams as needed to ensure a rapid response and the best possible patient care.“Sepsis is difficult to diagnose, and if not treated early, is associated with high mortality rates,” said Matthias Merkel, M.D., Ph.D., medical director of adult critical care and chief medical capacity Officer at OHSU; and professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine. “The objective of this new sepsis tile and algorithm is to provide our team with a head start to help us catch sepsis before it strikes.”
In July 2017, OHSU opened its Mission Control Center to reduce delays in patient care, improve patient transfers and utilization between the three hospitals within the health system; reduce length of stay; and connect disparate data systems.
OHSU is the first hospital in the Pacific Northwest region to launch GE Healthcare’s NASA-style Mission Control Center to coordinate care between an academic health center and partner community hospitals.

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The Rice Family Foundation to Support Local Community Non-Profits

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 18 Mag 2018

Established in 2017, The Rice Family Foundation was created by Michael and Jane Rice of Utz Quality Foods, LLC., to provide leadership and support for the education, health, and well-being of families located in the greater Hanover, Pennsylvania area.Using grant funds, The Rice Family Foundation supports eligible, local non-profit organizations in Hanover and surrounding areas who dedicate their time, efforts, and resources to foster a better community. During 2017, The Rice Family Foundation benefited twenty-three local area non-profit organizations with a total of $150,000 in grant funds.Said Stacie Lissette, Director, The Rice Family Foundation, “We were thrilled to see the reaction and positive impact on the greater Hanover community that our 2017 grant funds generated. We look forward to making funds available again for 2018, and encourage those local area non-profits which work so hard to make a positive impact on the community, to apply.”The Rice Family Foundation will accept applications for grant funds through July 31st. The application process is detailed by visiting: Applications for 2018 will be accepted until July 31st and awards will be announced and distributed by December 31, 2018.Said Jane Rice, Co-Founder, The Rice Family Foundation, “From Roots for Boots to Olivia’s House to many others who received grant funds in 2017, we were excited to see the many positive ways these wonderful non-profit organizations are helping others. We hope that our support will make a difference and also inspire others in the community to give their time, efforts, and support to those most in need.”

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“Increasing the support for women entrepreneurs is crucial” says Lord Mayor at CeBIT

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 Mag 2018

Giving the welcome address on behalf of the city of Sydney at CeBIT Australia 2018, the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, stressed the need to support women entrepreneurs, saying: “Women in business are an underrepresented, yet amazing, resource for the entrepreneurship community; increasing support for women entrepreneurs is crucial”.The 2018 edition of CeBIT Australia (15th – 18th May, Sydney) marks the first time the European Commission has taken its Business Beyond Borders (BBB) matchmaking programme to the South Pacific and Oceania region. Ahead of the event, the EU Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, welcomed the BBB matchmaking sessions at CeBIT as an opportunity for increasing business partnerships between European and Australian companies.Joining the Lord Mayor of Sydney during CeBIT’s “The Future of Technology” keynote session were the Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Finance, Services and Property of the New South Wales Government; Yohan Ramasundara, President of the Australian Computer Society; and Harvey Stockbridge, Managing Director of Hannover Fairs Australia. Directly addressing the B2B/C2C/B2C opportunities at the CeBIT, Mr. Stockbridge encouraged “all visitors and exhibitors to make use of the fantastic matchmaking platform provided for your business meetings”.Registered companies at CeBIT will now take part in the BBB matchmaking sessions at the EU Pavilion (Hall 3, stand i52) and in informal networking opportunities until the end of the trade fair. The BBB initiative will facilitate hundreds business meetings between European and international companies operating in the business technology and ICT industry.Started in 2017, the EC-funded Business Beyond Borders seeks to help companies, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and clusters, internationalise their business activities. Previous BBB events have acted as an accelerator for business deals and partnerships between companies in many different sectors, with participants stating that they had found “the right international business partner for their company’s current needs” through the services provided by this initiative.The BBB event at CeBIT Australia is co-organised by the New South Wales Business Chamber and Deutsche Messe.

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