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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 29 n° 307

Posts Tagged ‘teams’

The Overwatch League™ Adds New Teams for London, Los Angeles

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 agosto 2017

los angelesLos Angeles. The Overwatch League™ today announced its latest team sales, with esports organization founder Jack Etienne of Cloud9 purchasing the team for London, and sports industry leaders Stan and Josh Kroenke purchasing a team for Los Angeles. The Overwatch League is the first major global professional esports league with city-based teams, and will showcase world-class competitive play in Blizzard Entertainment’s hit game Overwatch®. Last month the League announced its first team sales to seven leading entrepreneurs and organizations from traditional sports, esports, and the technology sector, representing major global cities from Boston to Shanghai. With today’s announcement, the League now includes teams from Asia, Europe, and North America, including two teams for Los Angeles.“The Overwatch League continues to have great momentum,” said Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. “We’re thrilled to add Jack Etienne of Cloud9 and Stan and Josh Kroenke of the Los Angeles Rams, Arsenal Football Club, Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Avalanche to our group of extraordinary Overwatch League owners around the world. They will enhance our ability to celebrate and reward players and fans in Los Angeles, London, and beyond.”
“Overwatch is a global game, with heroes – and players – from around the world, so it’s important to us that as many Overwatch League fans as possible have local or regional teams to root for,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “In addition to broadening the competitive field for Season 1, we’re excited that today’s announcement helps set the stage for more epic intercontinental rivalries.”“Building communities around the best competitive experiences in the world is incredibly rewarding, and the Overwatch League offers the chance to create something special,” said Josh Kroenke, cofounder of KSE Esports. “We’re impressed by the vision and strategy for the League, and we’re going to build a great team for Los Angeles that inspires fans near and far.” “We applaud the creation of the Overwatch League, and couldn’t be happier partnering with an organization that shares our values and vision of serving athletes, teams, and fans,” said Jack Etienne, founder and CEO of Cloud9. “We are thrilled that Cloud9’s formidable fan base throughout Europe and the UK now has a local team to call their own, and can’t wait to start representing London in the Overwatch League.” The Overwatch League is slated to begin later this year, with an official player signing window for Season 1 now open from August 1 to October 30, 2017. Details on player signings, salaries and benefits have been announced, with players earning a minimum of $50,000 each year, and at least 50 percent of team performance bonuses from winning playoffs and other League events going directly to players. Teams will provide players with health insurance and a retirement savings plan, as well as player housing and practice facilities during the season which will meet professional standards set by the Overwatch League.

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The 1st annual global case challenge

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 febbraio 2010

Boston. Imagine a world where even the poorest of children have access to a computer—the poverty gap that could be reduced, the problems that could be solved and the wealth of knowledge that could be shared!  In March, 2010 One Laptop per Child (OLPC) in partnership with Hult International Business School, TalentCastr.com and the Center for Innovation, Excellence and Leadership (IXL Center) will play host to top MBA and university students from across the globe who will compete simultaneously in four locations (Boston, London, Dubai and Shanghai) at the inaugural Global Case Challenge (GCC). The Global Case Challenge compliments the renowned Action Learning Project, a cornerstone of Hult’s MBA program where teams compete to solve a real-world problem and present solutions to top executives of leading global companies such as IBM, Philips Healthcare, Emirates Bank, and BAE Systems. The inaugural edition of the GCC is expected to gather over 300 of the world’s best and brightest young business minds to develop innovative and effective strategies to provide a means for learning to the nearly two billion children of the developing world with little or no access to education. “Powerful, unique insights are generated when companies combine their abilities with the breadth of experiences and perspectives available outside their organization and beyond traditional partners.   We are excited to work with OLPC and support this ‘open innovation’ initiative” said, Tyler McNally, Associate Director at IXL Center. Participating teams include students from: Harvard Business School, Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon, Columbia Business School, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto, the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, INSEAD and the American University of Sharjah to name a few.  Registration is still available and teams from all MBA programs and universities globally are encouraged to submit their applications online at http://globalcasechallenge.com/ as soon as possible as space is limited.
Hult International Business School (formerly known as the Arthur D. Little School of Management) is the first global business school with operations in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. The School offers a range of business-focused programs including MBA, Masters and Undergraduate degrees. Hult is ranked 5th for International Mobility and 6th for International Business by the Financial Times, and is among the Top 50 best business schools in the world and Top 25 in the U.S. by the Economist. The School is a fully accredited member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of MBAs.

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Influenza A(H1N1) Development process

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 luglio 2009

In response to the pandemic threat by a new influenza A(H1N1) strain, the development of a patient care checklist was started on 29 April 2009. The core checklist development group in the WHO Patient Safety Programme collaborated with technical experts in WHO Health Security and Environment.  Experts in infection control, the clinical management of pandemic-prone influenza and health-care checklist development were consulted. The design and content of the checklist was developed iteratively through successive rounds of consultation . Clinical teams in a number of settings provided feedback on its clarity and usability. This included feedback from facilities and providers currently caring for Influenza A(H1N1) patients or from clinical teams preparing for a pandemic by performing a simulation exercise using the checklist on a mock patient. Its use in clinical practice will be the subject of ongoing evaluation.  The following health-care facilities took part in a simulation exercise or a provider-focused discussion of the checklist: Brigham & Women’s Hospital (United States), Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea Gonzalez (Mexico), Department of Infectious Diseases, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia (Mexico), Johns Hopkins Hospital (United States), New York City Health and Hospital Corporation hospitals (United States), North York General Hospital (Canada) and University Hospital Leicester (United Kingdom). The WHO New Influenza A(H1N1) Clinical Checklist is intended for use by hospital staff treating a patient with a medically suspected or confirmed case of New Influenza A(H1N1). This checklist combines two aspects of care: i) clinical management of the individual patient and ii) infection control measures to limit the spread of New influenza A(H1N1).  The checklist is not intended to be comprehensive. Additions and modifications to fit local practice and circumstances are encouraged. WHO Patient Safety Checklists are practical and easy-to-use tools that highlight critical actions to be taken at vulnerable moments of care. They are produced in a format that can be referred to readily and repeatedly to ensure all essential actions are performed. WHO Patient Safety Checklists are not comprehensive protocols and are not intended to replace routine care.

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