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World’s First Quantum-Safe Connected Car Secured by ISARA

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 gennaio 2020

Technology from ISARA Corporation, the world’s leading provider of quantum-safe and crypto-agile security, ensured that the Karma Revero GT demonstration car at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) can send and receive electronic voice data without fear that the information will be hijacked or harvested – even by a quantum-enabled adversary.
ISARA is among several Canadian technology innovators selected by the APMA (Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association) – Canada’s national automotive association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies, advanced technology, and services for the worldwide automotive industry – for inclusion in the demonstration car at APMA’s booth within the Smart Cities showcase (Booth 1025).As vehicles are designed to update software regularly and communicate over the air, the development of quantum computers during the next decade threatens to make them vulnerable to hackers. Quantum computers operate differently than digital computers and will be capable of breaking traditional encryption algorithms that keep data secure.For the luxury electric Karma Revero GT demonstration car, commercially released products including the ISARA Catalyst™ TLS Testbed were used to create a secure connection using hybrid cryptography that combines ECDH and Kyber for key establishment and Dilithium for authentication – all algorithms implemented in the commercially available ISARA Radiate™ Quantum-safe Toolkit. This was integrated into iNAGO’s netpeople driver assistant to make the car’s connection to the cloud quantum-safe.“iNAGO’s netpeople assistant platform helps automotive companies deliver connected content and services that are unique to the car and personalized to each driver, so a lot of personal information travels across our networks that we need to keep private for drivers and for auto makers,” said Ron DiCarlantonio, iNAGO founder and CEO. “ISARA’s tools were vital to creating a secure environment that didn’t slow down data transfer to create a seamless experience that users can enjoy with confidence.” APMA brings together the most innovative companies in Canada to showcase the country’s cutting-edge automotive technologies. After CES, this year’s APMA demonstration car will tour auto shows around the world to illustrate how Canadian technology can improve a vehicle’s safety, reliability and driver experience.
Karma, a high-tech incubator and creator of luxury electric vehicles, chose to participate in the Province of Ontario, AVIN/APMA demonstration zone initiative because it recognizes the importance of thinking globally from its California home.“Karma is especially positioned to support luxury lifestyles with a smart and connected electric vehicle,” said Lewis Liu, Karma’s Vice President of Business Development and Strategy.

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Welcome by president of the Most Beautiful Villages of the World

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 26 dicembre 2019

Mr. Mestre travelled around some Swiss villages; for example, the small medieval town of the Reuss, Bremgarten, or the quiet and charming Aarburg. The most beautiful villages in Switzerland is an association founded in 2015 with the aim of protecting, promoting and coordinating in a tourist network the Swiss municipalities that, meeting the criteria set out in the quality charter, are classified as such. Since 2017, the Swiss Association is a member of the International Federation of the Most Beautiful Villages of the World. Currently, it includes 37 municipalities.This meeting had as objective to know more about the important natural and architectural heritage in this beautiful Alpine region. “We highly value the work done by the association in Switzerland to preserve the rural, historical and cultural heritage of its villages. Switzerland and Liechtenstein have municipalities with fascinating nature, local cuisine, picturesque landscapes and the legacy of in these small but great places of excellence where culture, art and natural beauty blend with quality of life and traditions dating back to thousands of years”, explained Mr. Mestre.The Federation integrates different associations in several countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Japan and Wallonia, and Russia, Saxony (Germany), Lebanon or Switzerland as observers. All those (and the best villages of each country) have been carefully chosen to widely share their beauty, whether natural, artistic, cultural or culinary.The federation gathers around 700 villages with specific characteristics and history, all certified for their uniqueness and excellence. This federation represents all this values, ensuring the protection and enhancement of this immense heritage. “This meeting had the objective of strengthening the ties of work and friendship with counterparts Associations, as the one in Switzerland, in order to build a strong link with the inhabitants of our beautiful villages, as well as the preservation and the transmission of this heritage to future generations, and the development of an international sustainable tourism”, ended Mr. Mestre, adding that “one of the most important goals of these associations is to promote small towns and make them more popular. The big cities are all more or less the same, whether in Russia, Japan or Germany”.

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Sierra Wireless Global Connectivity Enables France Télévisions’ Journalists to Broadcast from Around the World

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 novembre 2019

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network and software to unlock value in the connected economy, today announced that its smart IoT connectivity solution is enabling global communications for France Télévisions, the main public broadcaster in France, ensuring global connectivity for its broadcast journalists around the world.Previously, reporters had to buy local SIM cards in each country in order to broadcast their TV reports. Sierra Wireless’ smart IoT connectivity solution automatically connects to the best available 2G, 3G, or LTE network in a given region, without the need for installing a local SIM card and configuring the equipment. France Télévisions’ cameras and distribution equipment are always “ready to use” to reliably broadcast news reports from wherever news breaks. France Télévisions can also manage its subscriptions in the cloud, using the AirVantageTM Platform.

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2019 World Sensors Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 novembre 2019

On the morning of November 9, a grand opening for the 2019 World Sensors Summit (WSS) landed on Zhengzhou International Convention Centre. Guided by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the China Association for Science and organized by China Instrument and Control Society and National Zhengzhou Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, the summit was hosted by the People’s Government of Henan, China Instrument and Control Society, Henan Provincial Development and Reform Commission, Henan Provincial Department of Science and Technology, Henan Provincial Industry and Information Technology Commission, Henan Provincial Foreign Affairs Committee Office, Henan Association for science and technology and the People’s Government of Zhengzhou. Participators included experts from eight countries and regions including China, the US, Japan, Germany, the UK, Italy, South Korea and 12 international organizations, representatives from Siemens, Panasonic, Honeywell, GE, Alibaba, JD.com, Dassault, CNPC and China Academy of Space, and over 300 renowned companies in the sensor industry.
The plan for China (Zhengzhou) Intelligent Sensor Valley has been officially announced. It specifies two goals, firstly to build one hundred billion-worth industrial clusters and sensor towns for establishing the “one valley, multiple sites” industrial space layout, and secondly to create an excellent industry ecological environment and take effective measures to build the cluster.To build the “three special industrial chains” and “three industrial clusters”, National Zhengzhou Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone will keep improving innovative capabilities by establishing Zhengzhou Intelligent Sensor Institute and a platform that introduces intelligent sensors for promoting technological innovation and facilitating the cooperation for platforms that combine industry, teaching and research. Based on the current resources of national labs and universities, the collaboration between universities and enterprises will be enhanced in building test platforms for generic technology and establishing the Zhengzhou standards and tests and thus promoting industrial development.To ensure smooth implementation, guarantees in policy, elements and environment are also included in the plan. Combining resources and effective policy design, excellent methods of investment promotion and industrial resources linkage will be taken to ensure the introduction of high-quality projects into or out of China.APUS, a Chinese unicorn company providing mobile service to 1.4 billion global users, has helped promote WSS2019 via platform built in APUS System and AI powered solution of advertisement distribution.

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Nexa3D Scales Commercial Shipments of Its NXE400 Around the World

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 novembre 2019

Nexa3D, the maker of ultrafast production 3D printers, announced today that it is rapidly scaling commercial shipments of its NXE400 printers in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Korea. The company plans to showcase its expanded portfolio of printers and materials at Formnext 2019 at the XponentialWorks booth B.21 in Hall 11 in the Frankfurt Messe.
Nexa3D has rapidly expanded its reseller network globally, counting some 30 world-class distributors as its sales and service partners around the world. The company disclosed that it has already received 200 purchase orders for its ultrafast 3D printer. With plans to triple its global sales network through 2020, the company is rapidly scaling operations to ultrafast industrial printers with best-in breed performance materials at attractive cost of ownership to replace tens of thousands of older legacy stereolithography printers.To better support its European expansion, the company announced that it has partnered with Disc Direct, a leading additive manufacturing and logistics expert, to establish a European distribution and fulfillment center. “We are excited to expand our pan-European partnership with Nexa3D,” said Maximillian Neck, COO, Disc Direct. “After decades of a proven track record in the 2D printing market as a strategic partner to many leading global players, we are making all the necessary investments to expand our own operations, and leverage our decades of logistics and sales experience for the benefit of the Nexa3D customer and partner ecosystem.”

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«World Travel Market» a Londra

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 novembre 2019

Londra. «Il «GAC-FLAG Isole di Sicilia» parteciperà, dal 4 al 6 novembre, al «World Travel Market» a Londra, che è considerato uno dei principali eventi mondiali per il settore turistico. Nel corso dell’evento fieristico, dedicato al turismo, vengono presentate numerose destinazioni davanti ad un pubblico specializzato di professionisti. Si tratta di una tra le più rilevanti opportunità per l’intera industria del turismo, per incontrarsi e confrontarsi sulle proprie esperienze, creando opportunità commerciali e fornendo contatti diretti con potenziali clienti. La manifestazione rappresenta, quindi, un vantaggio competitivo e la possibilità di essere continuamente aggiornato con le ultime notizie sullo sviluppo del settore. Il «WTM London», tra l’altro, è molto cresciuto negli ultimi anni ed i numeri parlano chiaro. Si è passati dalla prima edizione del 1980 con 40 paesi, 221 espositori e 9.000 visitatori alle ultime edizioni con circa 5.000 espositori provenienti da 182 paesi e regioni ed oltre 51.000 partecipanti e un giro d’affari di circa 2,8 miliardi di business nel settore. In definitiva con il «WTM London» si conclude un intero anno dove la partecipazione del «GAC-FLAG Isole di Sicilia» alle fiere turistiche internazionali ha sicuramente svolto un ruolo importante nelle attività dedite ad esaltare il ruolo delle tradizioni locali legate alla piccola pesca costiera, quali attrattori turistici e chiave di lettura in grado di valorizzare le nostre realtà micro-insulari. Dopo il «F.RE.E di Monaco» e l’«ITB di Berlino» adesso, anche a Londra, le Isole di Sicilia saranno presenti con un proprio stand, mentre il 6 novembre, presso lo spazio messo a disposizione dall’ENIT (nell’area denominata «Piazza Italia»), si terrà una conferenza stampa. Appare, pertanto, strategica la partnership con «Islands of Sicily», ovvero la DMO delle isole minori della Sicilia, che in queste occasioni fieristiche ha messo a disposizione sia il proprio know-how nelle attività di promozione turistica, che il brand «Islands of Sicily» ideato per promuovere il prodotto turistico isole di Sicilia proprio sui mercati internazionali».

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World Thrombosis Day

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 ottobre 2019

Milano 13 ottobre 2019. L’ Associazione per la Lotta alla Trombosi e alle malattie cardiovascolari – Onlus (Alt) aderisce alla sesta edizione del World Thrombosis Day, giornata che in tutto il mondo viene dedicata alla sensibilizzazione sulla Trombosi come meccanismo di malattie note con il nome dell’organo, come Infarto del miocardio, Ictus cerebrale, Embolia polmonare, Trombosi delle arterie e delle vene. Alla sesta edizione della Giornata mondiale della Trombosi, organizzata da ISTH, Società Internazionale per lo Studio della Trombosi e dell’emostasi, aderiscono oltre 2000 realtà provenienti da 100 Paesi. Tema della campagna di quest’anno: la relazione pericolosa Trombosi e cancro.
Il nostro sangue scorre fluido, spinto dal cuore, nelle arterie, nei capillari, nelle vene. Le arterie portano dal cuore alla periferia sangue di colore rosso vivo, ricco di ossigeno, ramificandosi in arterie sempre più piccole e arrivando alle cellule più lontane, dove, trasformate in arterie capillari, cedono alle cellule le sostanze necessarie alla loro sopravvivenza. Sporco e carico di sostanze dannose scaricate nel sangue dalle cellule, il sangue ripercorre poi il cammino inverso, attraverso i capillari venosi che si raccolgono in vene sempre più grandi, e ritornando la cuore. Dal cuore il sangue viene spinto nei polmoni a ripulirsi e a riossigenarsi, e da qui ritorna nelle arterie e il ciclo ricomincia.
Per fare tutto questo giro il sangue impiega solo due minuti: non deve mai fermarsi e non deve mai venire a contatto con altro che non siano le piastrelle (endotelio) che foderano l’interno dei vasi, altrimenti coagula diventando gelatinoso e consistente.
Un trauma, l’aterosclerosi, una malattia infiammatoria, un tumore possono infiammare le pareti interne delle pareti e delle vene e attivare la coagulazione del sangue causando la formazione di un trombo, che chiude il vaso e provoca un evento che prende il norme dall’organo colpito: infarto, ictus cerebrale, embolia polmonare, Trombosi delle arterie o delle vene. La Trombosi può èssere molto grave: dipende da quale vaso e quale organo colpisce.
I trombi che si formano nelle arterie fanno morire le cellule provocando infarto o ictus, i trombi che si formano nelle vene rallentano il ritorno del sangue al cuore causando dolore e gonfiore (flebite) e spesso liberando frammenti che attraverso il sangue arrivano al polmone causando embolia polmonare.
La Trombosi non va mai sottovalutata perché può cominciare come una “flebite” in una gamba e arrivare al polmone: a volte si risolve da sola, ma anche in questo caso non va sottovalutata perché può essere un campanello d’allarme di qualcosa di più grave.
La coagulazione del sangue è un processo che si attiva per una buona ragione: per fermare una emorragia, per guarire una ferita o una infiammazione. Ma deve essere limitato nel tempo e nella estensione.
I pazienti che hanno un tumore hanno un sangue che coagula più del normale: sono quindi più esposti al rischio di avere una trombosi. Trombosi e cancro sono due killer molto temuti: oggi sappiamo anche che esiste una relazione pericolosa fra questi due nemici. La Trombosi può essere addirittura il primo sintomo di un cancro misconosciuto: non a caso, quando si verifica una trombosi, in assenza di un fattore scatenante noto come fattore di rischio, si eseguono accertamenti mirati ad escludere un cancro nascosto. Il cancro provoca nel nostro organismo uno stato infiammatorio generalizzato, che attiva i fattori pro coagulanti. La probabilità di Trombosi in generale aumenta in caso di:
immobilizzazione prolungata per una malattia, soprattutto se accompagnata da febbre:
intervento chirurgico recente
trauma o una ingessatura
malattia autoimmune
nella donna in gravidanza parto e terapia ormonale
lungo viaggio aereo (maggiore di 4-6 ore) in posizione scomoda (sindrome da classe economica)
a maggior ragione aumenta in pazienti con cancro, con chemioterapia in corso, portatori di un catetere venoso centrale.
Conoscere le situazioni che possono aumentare il rischio e i sintomi della Trombosi sono le due armi a nostra a disposizione: diagnosticare e curare presto e bene una Trombosi può salvare la vita, tutti hanno il diritto di saperlo. Un paziente colpito dal cancro potrebbe avvilirsi, se venisse colpito anche da una trombosi, ma su questo abbiamo una in attesa buona notizia: sembra che i farmaci anticoagulanti necessari per curare o prevenire la Trombosi (in particolare le eparine) siano in grado anche di rallentare la progressione del cancro e la migrazione di cellule destinate a produrre metastasi, prolungando la vita di chi è stato colpito dal cancro e dalla Trombosi contemporaneamente.
La Trombosi è un meccanismo che causa malattie conosciute con il nome dell’organo colpito: infarto del miocardio, ictus cerebrale, embolia polmonare, Trombosi arteriose o venose. La ricerca scientifica studia le ragioni per le quali un trombo si forma, i meccanismi attraverso i quali si forma e produce danno, i farmaci che possono prevenirlo e curarlo. I trombi si formano nelle arterie, nelle vene e anche nel cuore stesso, per una attivazione impropria del sistema della coagulazione del sangue. Di questo sistema fanno parte i fattori pro coagulanti, i fattori anticoagulanti, le piastrine (frammenti di cellula che circolano nel sangue in forma inerte ma che si attivano quando vengono provocate), i fattori dell’infiammazione, i fattori prodotti dalle cellule neoplastiche, i fattori della fibrinolisi. Alcune persone sono più fragili nei confronti della trombosi, perché hanno un sangue che tende a coagulare più del normale per ragioni genetiche o acquisite (assetto trombofilico) o per la contemporanea presenza di più fattori di rischio. Queste persone più delle altre dovrebbero conoscere la Trombosi e sapere come difendersi, soprattutto modificando i fattori di rischio modificabili (sovrappeso fumo infiammazione pigrizia ) e imparando a riconoscere i sintomi che possono salvare la vita. La relazione qualitativa e quantitativa fra i componenti della squadra della coagulazione regola l’equilibrio del sangue, facendolo coagulare solo quando serve: se l’equilibrio si rompe si verifica la Trombosi. Conoscere la trombosi, conoscerne i meccanismi e i sintomi, sapere quando e chi rischia di più è fondamentale, è un diritto per tutti, perché permette una diagnosi precoce e una cura efficace. Sul sito http://www.trombosi.org di ALT – Associazione per la Lotta alla Trombosi e alle malattie cardiovascolari onlus si possono sfogliare i diversi numeri del periodico SALTO che spiega con linguaggio semplice che cos’è la trombosi, quali organi può colpire, come evitarla, come riconoscerla e come curarla. http://www.trombosi.orghttp://www.worldthrombosisday.org/action/partners-events/
Fondata nel 1969, l’ISTH è la principale organizzazione no profit mondiale dedicata a promuovere la comprensione, la prevenzione, la diagnosi e il trattamento dei disturbi trombotici e sanguinanti. ISTH è un’organizzazione internazionale di appartenenza professionale con oltre 5.000 clinici, ricercatori ed educatori che lavorano insieme per migliorare la vita dei pazienti in oltre 98 paesi in tutto il mondo. Tra le sue attività e iniziative molto apprezzate ci sono programmi di istruzione e standardizzazione, attività di ricerca, incontri e congressi, pubblicazioni peer-reviewed, comitati di esperti e la Giornata mondiale della trombosi del 13 ottobre. http://www.isth.org.
ALT – Associazione per la Lotta alla Trombosi e alle malattie cardiovascolari – Onlus è un’Associazione libera, indipendente e senza fini di lucro. Dal 1987 è impegnata a livello nazionale per la prevenzione delle malattie cardiovascolari da Trombosi: Infarto del miocardio, Ictus cerebrale, Embolia Polmonare, Trombosi arteriose e venose, sostiene la ricerca scientifica, realizza campagne educative mirate a combattere i principali fattori di rischio e a creare consapevolezza sui sintomi precoci delle malattie che la Trombosi determina. Dal 1995 rappresenta l’Italia in EHN, network europeo che riunisce 29 associazioni e fondazioni europee dedicate alla prevenzione delle malattie cardiovascolari ciascuna nel proprio Paese http://www.trombosi.org

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Nature Token — The World’s First Resource-backed Stable Token

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 agosto 2019

Nature Token (NXT) is a point-to-point crypto cash system. It introduced a brand new way to issuing stable token. Each token on the NXT platform is backed by the nature resource such as copper mine and coal mine. Generally speaking, the NXT platform provided a “natural resource digitalization” solution for the resource owner, especially the government. It also applied a “Dual-Token” mechanism into its system. The stable token NXT is designed for daily transaction. On the other hand, the equity token NTTC are used to distribute token-holder’s interest such as gas fee and other dividend. People can also earn NTTC by contributing to the NXT system.“Natural resources are global currency by their nature,” said by the angel investor of Nature Token Mr. Lin Qianfeng. Though most stable token choose to back their price by the bank deposit. But 9 of 10 stable token are dramatically over-issued due to the absence of necessary regulation and auditing. Furthermore, even the fiat currencies will depreciate due to inflation and global economy. However, the nature resource are limited and its value will only grow because they are consumed every second. Thus, the token backed by the nature resource, will be more and more valuable as well.According to the SEC website, the NXT’s holding company has submit its application to the SEC in December 2018. Mr. Lin Qianfeng claims that as the world’s first resource-backed stable token, this application to SEC shows the determination and ambition of NXT. Currently, it has signed contracts with multiple mining companies in Australia, Mongolia, Russia etc. The future plan of NXT is to issue new stable token which correspond with the fiat currency in each countries it entered.Beside NXT’s networking development and its global market strategy, the NXT has also provided hardware solution in its ecosystem. “the NXT POS will make the transaction easier and cheaper,” said by Mr. Lin Qianfeng. “With the global vision and strong online-to-offline applications, we are very confident to build the top-tier stable token next work in the near future.”

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U.S. States Lead the World in Organ Donation

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 11 agosto 2019

A just-released analysis of organ donation rates around the world reports that U.S. states lead the world in organ donation, with 43 of the top 50 performing international jurisdictions and nine of the top 10 performers being U.S. states. The findings are published in the current issue of the “Journal of the American Medical Association,” which posted today.The report looks at international donation rates per 10,000 deaths occurring in independent, legal jurisdictions of countries and states around the world. Among its findings was that those regions that have an “Opt-OUT” program—where the government assumes under law that individuals are donors unless they formally register their decision not to participate—actually have donation rates that are 27 percent lower than the “Opt-IN” regions, including the United States.The JAMA article identifies the collaboration of U.S. Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs), donor hospitals, state donor registries and 155 million Americans who have registered as donors as the reasons for the U.S.’s donation success, which is evidenced by a 30% increase in deceased organ donors—from 8,269 in 2013 to 10,722 in 2018.This research identifies Spain as the only Opt-OUT country ranked among the highest performing U.S. states. The heads of Spain’s program attribute their success not to Opt-OUT but to their robust donation infrastructure and exceptional hospital-based, donor family support system that offsets Spain’s lack of a donor registry system.Research also indicates that U.S. donation rates would actually be as much as 20% higher than Spain’s if U.S. transplant centers followed the Spanish and international practice of accepting and transplanting organs from donors between the ages of 70 and 85 and from donors with slightly higher risk for organ failure but with predicted benefits for recipients as compared to lingering on wait lists.These donors and organs are currently assessed by OPOs but rejected by transplant programs due to what Mone calls “overly conservative and outdated transplant outcome measures imposed by Medicare and private insurers.” Mone says that OPOs receive and assess nearly 200,000 possible organ donors per year, with approximately only 8% qualifying today as clinically viable to donate. “Improvements in outcomes expectations could increase potential donors from 8% to 10% and lead to thousands more lifesaving transplants each year,” he says.Among other significant findings of the research is that OneLegacy’s donors per 10,000 deaths ranks 17th out of the study’s 90 U.S. and international donation regions. This high performance is particularly revealing given that OneLegacy serves the greater Los Angeles / Southern California market, acknowledged to be one the most culturally, ethnically, linguistically and new immigrant diverse regions in the world.This research supports national, state and local efforts to increase organ, eye and tissue donor registration efforts at DMVs, on social media, and supportive education in communities and schools.

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World Organ-on-a-Chip Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 12 giugno 2019

San Diego, CA, United States – October 14-15, 2019 Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress 2019 focuses on an important and expanding field wherein cells are being assembled using Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technologies in a functionally-relevant manner. These clusters of “assembled cells” have functional significance and can mimic in vivo organ structure.Liver cells assembled onboard chips in a physiologically-relevant architecture using microfluidics can, for instance, be utilized for toxicity screening and the ability to assemble organ fragments ex vivo can provide an exquisite means to reconstruct biological processes (both physiological and pathological) “in a dish” or “on a chip.”
A number of chips such as Lung-on-a-Chip, Brain-on-a-Chip, Gut-on-a-Chip, Marrow-on-a-Chip, Bone-on-a-Chip, Nerve-on-a-Chip amongst others have been built and will be presented and explored at this conference. We will also focus on “disease-on-a-chip”, cancer-on-a-chip, immune system-on-a-chip.The Conference Tracks are Co-Located and Concurrent and Delegates can Participate, Mix-and-Match Presentations and Network Extensively with their Colleagues from all 3 Conference Tracks. The Exhibit Hall is also co-located and accessible by delegates from all 3 conference tracks.

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5th World Parkinson Congress

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 5 giugno 2019

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACOR) today announced that it will debut an art gallery inspired by people with Parkinson’s (PwP) at the 5th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Kyoto, Japan. The six pieces of art, ranging from acrylic sculptures to oil paintings, are the centerpiece of Acorda’s Framing OFF Through Art initiative. OFF periods are the re-emergence of Parkinson’s symptoms, and affect approximately 40 percent of the one million people living with Parkinson’s in the U.S. This initiative builds on Acorda’s “Live Well. Do Tell.℠” program; its goal is to help initiate effective conversations about OFF periods between PwPs and their healthcare professionals.Framing OFF Through Art uses the power of art to help PwPs better identify and articulate their experiences with OFF periods. It includes a series of artworks inspired by the personal stories of people with Parkinson’s and their care partners. The artworks were created by artists who also have a personal connection to the disease. Conference attendees can view the gallery and learn more at Acorda’s booth, #209.
In addition, new research on the nature and diversity of Parkinson’s disease will be presented by Connie Marras, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor at University Health Network, University of Toronto, during the Morning Plenary on June 6, 2019, at 9:30 am JST. Dr. Marras will also be presenting research around OFF periods during the poster tour on June 5, 2019. The research on OFF periods was supported by an Acorda Therapeutics research grant, administered by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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World Jewish Congress dismayed by assault on Polish ambassador to Israel

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 maggio 2019

NEW YORK – The World Jewish Congress was shocked and dismayed to learn that Poland’s ambassador to Israel, Marek Magierowski, was assaulted Tuesday afternoon. The assailant was heard shouting anti-Polish slurs and spat on the ambassador.In response to the assault, WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said: “How appalling that a member of the diplomatic corps should be subjected to such abuse. Ambassador Magierowski is a good man, who has time and again demonstrated his deep commitment to strengthening ties between Israel and Poland, so much so that in the short time that he has been in Israel, he has acquired a formidable command of Hebrew and a great number of friends and admirers. This incident underscores the need for bridge-building between Jews and Poles.”
In a front page article in the Rzeczpospolita, Mr. Lauder emphasized his friendship for and long engagement with Poland, and denounced renouncement manifestation of antisemitism in that country. “I know many wonderful people in Poland, and it pains me to think that a message emerging from that country today only serves to reinforce stereotypes and prejudices on both Polish and Jewish streets, that should have been buried long ago,” Lauder wrote. “I hope that the political and religious leaders of Poland will speak out forcefully against all manifestations of anti-Semitism. We cannot allow the ghosts of the past to re-emerge. We cannot allow ghosts from the past to reemerge and to upend everything that our two nations have built over the years.”

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World’s Most Advanced Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles at SmartDrivingCar Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 maggio 2019

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced it is sponsoring the SmartDrivingCar Summit, which takes place on May 15-16 in Princeton, N.J. and brings together buyers, sellers, and facilitators of autonomous cars, trucks, and buses. At the summit, Velodyne will discuss and demonstrate their smart, powerful lidar solutions as an essential technology for autonomous vehicles (AVs) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
The SmartDrivingCar Summit examines the fundamental economic forces of supply, demand, and public oversight driving deployment and commercialization of vehicle autonomy. The event is co-chaired by Professor Alain Kornhauser of Princeton University and features academic, industry, and government experts discussing the safety benefits of self-driving cars, regulatory challenges, mobility and community service benefits, and technology.
The summit will feature demonstrations of the Velodyne Alpha Puck™, a lidar sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds, and Velodyne Velarray™, the smartest, most powerful lidar for driver assistance. Velodyne’s lidar sensors deliver an industry-leading combination of long range, high resolution, and wide field of view. At the summit, AutonomouStuff will conduct a demonstration of an AV operating with Velodyne lidar.In a summit session, Vidya Devarasetty, Global Automotive Business Development Manager at Velodyne Lidar, will examine the current state-of-the-art of lidar technology and the near-term technological opportunities. The session will discuss how Velodyne sensors provide rich computer perception data that allows real-time object and free space detection for safe navigation and reliable operation.

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The First Apple Computer Leads On the Shoulders of Giants: Making the Modern World

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 maggio 2019

Christie’s is honoured to present collectors the opportunity to acquire a rare Apple-1 computer, the first personal computer ever made, during its online auction On the Shoulders of Giants: Making the Modern World, open for bidding between 16 and 24 May 2019. Produced in 1976 and still in working condition, this legendary item is known to have launched Apple Computer, the perennially pioneering company that defined and redefined its industry while changing the lives of its millions of customers. Number 10 on the online Apple-1 Registry and accompanied by a group of Apple related artefacts, including the first manual ever issued, the lot is estimated between £300,000 – £500,000 (illustrated above). Fifteen examples are extant in public collections, including in the Smithsonian Museum of Art, and in twelve other museums of technology or science worldwide. A recent example at auction includes one sold in First Bytes, a Christie’s online sale ($387,750; 24 June – 9 July 2013) – the present lot continues Christie’s history of offering the most significant historical lots to an international audience online. Destined to appeal to distinguished collectors and technology enthusiasts, this is an opportunity to collect what is perhaps one of the most pioneering digital innovations of our time.Following the remarkable results achieved in December 2018, when the inaugural auction On the Shoulders of Giants realised £1,824,375, largely thanks to a collection from the estate of Stephen Hawking which was 100% sold, we are pleased to present part II of this sale concept. On the Shoulders of Giants: Making the Modern World pays tribute to the brilliant minds whose discoveries have shaped our understanding of the universe and revolutionised our world. The sale is inspired by Isaac Newton’s famous reflection, that ‘If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants’. Through letters, manuscripts, printed editions, it traces a path from Newton and Charles Darwin to some of the great 20th century theoretical physicists, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman and Stephen Hawking. The sale also has a special emphasis on the history of computing, from the ‘Analytical Machine’ of Charles Babbage via the crucial theoretical insights of Alan Turing and culminating in the Apple 1 computer.

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The world reflects as Notre-Dame burns

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 16 aprile 2019

By Jon Allsop. Yesterday evening, Paris time, Notre-Dame cathedral caught fire. As it burned, photos and video—of billowing smoke; of flames raging in the cross-shaped interior; of the spire leaning slowly, then tumbling away—held global attention. French media were never far from someone weeping. “Pardon me… I am just so shaken,” one caller cried on Radio France. “It’s a treasure, a national treasure that has gone up in flames,” said another, through sobs. The late edition of Le Parisien, echoing the poignant religious symbolism of so much coverage, led with the headline Notre-Dame des larmes: Our lady of tears.
In the US, the story was everywhere. The networks quickly corralled their correspondents (disrupting at least one vacation in the process). As news reporters kept us abreast of firefighters’ battle to save the cathedral’s structure, magazines published more personal reflections. In The New Yorker, Lauren Collins recalled a recent visit to Notre-Dame’s roof, where she had checked in on renovation work. “Tonight,” she wrote, “I realized that we may have been some of the last people to stand there.” For The Atlantic, Rachel Donadio watched amid a crowd as a building that had “survived eight centuries of plague, war, revolution, and the Nazis” started to fall. “Messages come in from friends around the world—‘Are you okay?’—as if this were another terrorist attack, or a death in the family,” she wrote. “In a way, it is a death. In the human family. We are all shocked together.”
In many corners of social media, the atmosphere was funereal. Even people who could see the fire with their own eyes viewed it through their phones. They were “trying to capture in a few pixels what had stood for centuries,” wrote Donadio, who encapsulated the cathedral’s lifespan: “Built in the Gothic era, destroyed in the social-media era.”Because this is the social-media era, misinformation about the fire spread quickly. BuzzFeed’s Jane Lytvynenko rounded up hoaxsters’ claims that Emmanuel Macron/Michelle Obama/“Muslims”/terrorists set the fire deliberately. (While the actual cause has yet to be established, French officials say there’s no evidence of arson, and suspect an accident.) The platforms, once again, attracted criticism. Matt Dornic, an executive at CNN, said Twitter refused to remove a fake CNN account because it had the word “parody” in its bio. (The account was later suspended.) YouTube, for its part, flagged several major outlets’ livestreams of the fire as misinformation, then, for some reason, linked out to explainer content about 9/11.For the most part, who or what might be to blame seemed a secondary concern. People around the world led with their tributes, their reflections, and their grief. As Michael Kimmelman observed in The New York Times, no one had died. The global reaction, nonetheless, was overwhelming. Was it because Notre-Dame has been such a focal point of Western culture, both religious and secular? Was it something peculiar to Paris, which has always tugged on our heartstrings? Was it the abundance of shocking visuals, served to us everywhere we looked? Did we see a metaphor—in our troubled times—for lost permanence, lost steadfastness, lost beauty? What, exactly, did it stir in us? Admittedly, it’s easier to pose questions than answers.Whatever the reason, an angry world and much of its media stopped, for a few hours, at least, to watch a tragedy and to try to process it. We weren’t silent—far from it. But the tenor of the coverage was a break from the incessant thunder to which we have become accustomed. Briefly, something old and beautiful commanded our attention, and our contemplation. (font: CJR Editors)

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100 Teams Advance to U.S. Finals in World’s Largest Student Rocket Contest

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 aprile 2019

The Team America Rocketry Challenge announced the teams competing at the National Finals on May 18 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va., outside of Washington, D.C. This year, two teams tied for the 100th spot, so 101 teams will compete in the finals based on their qualification scores.The Team America Rocketry Challenge is the aerospace and defense industry’s flagship program designed to encourage students to pursue study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The competition challenges middle and high school students to design, build, and fly a rocket that meets rigorous altitude and flight duration parameters through a series of certified, qualifying launches. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, this year’s rules require a rocket carrying three raw eggs, representing the Apollo astronauts, to reach 856 feet before returning the uncracked eggs to Earth – all within 43 to 46 seconds.Sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), the National Association of Rocketry, and more than 20 industry partners, the Team America Rocketry Challenge is the world’s largest student rocket contest. This year, 830 teams representing 46 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands designed and built model rockets in hopes of qualifying for the National Finals.The 100 finalists will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes, and the winner of the National Finals will represent the United States at the International Rocketry Challenge at the Paris International Air Show in June against teams from the United Kingdom, France, and Japan. After five straight international championships, the United States looks to continue its international winning streak.The Rocketry Challenge promotes friendly competition among teams from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, and geographies – from frozen lakes in Alaska to major metropolitan areas. Numerous teams launched fundraising campaigns in their communities to make their participation this year possible.Now in its seventeenth year, the Rocketry Challenge has inspired more than 70,000 middle and high school students to explore education and careers in STEM fields.

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At War with Climate Change: Dominica Proposes Three Solutions – CS Global Partners

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 aprile 2019

The world is at war with climate change and resources must be deployed to the front lines urgently, said the Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Thursday at the UN Headquarters in New York. During a high-level meeting on climate and sustainable development, the premier of the small Caribbean island highlighted that Dominica exceeded expectations of its economic recovery after Hurricane Maria devastation in 2017 mainly thanks to new policies and initiatives designed to build climate resilience and sustainability. Speaking to delegates to the United Nations, Mr Skerrit proposed three capacity-building solutions in areas that already bear the brunt of climate change. The first one is the development of straightforward financing of blue and green economy activities in small island developing states (SIDS). Another is a review of the “innovative financing” of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda which currently has limited application in SIDS and least developed countries. Lastly, the Dominican Prime Minister suggested creating a mechanism to exchange expertise in low-carbon technologies amongst countries in the Global South.
Two years earlier, he had pledged to make Dominica “the world’s first climate resilient nation”. Since then, the small island has implemented several bold initiatives guided by Dominicans’ green ethos. One of them is the construction of a geothermal plant that would supply nearly the entire population with clean energy. This is currently partly funded by the island’s world-leading Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme, which also supports numerous key economic sectors in Dominica, such as the expanding ecotourism industry.
Through the CBI Programme, highly-vetted foreign investors and their families can obtain Dominica’s valuable citizenship in exchange for a contribution to the Economic Diversification Fund or an investment in pre-approved real estate, which include eco-friendly resorts and hotels. To ensure the integrity of the Programme, Dominica runs each applicant through a carefully-elaborated, multi-tiered due diligence process. It also makes sure that the Programme operates in line with the highest international standards. A recent report by leading international tax advisory Ernst & Young dispelled the myth that citizenship by investment programmes may pose a risk to tax reporting, giving the example of Dominica’s citizenship not being relevant to obtaining tax residency.
Dominica runs its CBI Programme governed by the “Global Community” mindset. In the same community spirit, Dominica continues to invest heavily in sustainability. Another ambitious resilience-building project, entirely funded by Dominica’s CBI Programme, is the Housing Revolution, which aims to provide new, hurricane-proof homes for thousands of Dominicans.

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The World’s Largest Gifts & Premium Fair Opens in April

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 31 marzo 2019

34thHong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 27-30 April. The fair will gather over 4,360 exhibitors from some 30 countries and regions, forming the largest marketplace for gifts sector in the world. The fair attracted over 48,000 buyers from 139 countries and regions in 2018 edition. This year, the fair will present an all-new World of Beauty, Fitness & Well-being, housing a multitude of cosmetics, skincare, fitness and SPA products from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Korea, India and New Zealand. The Aromatherapy Company from New Zealand will introduce homemade fragrance, candles and lotions. Bespoke fragrances are also on offer.Highly-acclaimed Hall of Fine Designs will return with over 130 reputed brands from worldwide including B.Duck from Hong Kong, Hong Kong’s Team Green specialising in 3D eco-puzzle, Japan’s Kokuyo with its signature washi-paper notebook, Germany’s classic notebook brand Leuchtturm and Italy’s creative stationery brand Pininfarina.Startup zone will continue to gather over 30 entrepreneurs from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and the Netherlands, who will present their innovative and unique gifts ideas. Muher, a start-up from Taiwan, will present the world’s first portable laser engraver Cubiio.Group pavilions representing Mainland China, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, India and the United Kingdom will be established to present gifts ideas across the globe. The HKEA is again organising pavilion at three major zones: Isle of Originality, Brand Oasis and Smart Design HK, to showcase the originality and competitive edge of Hong Kong’s enterprises.Other product zones include World of Gift Ideas, World of Camping & Outdoor Goods, Figurines & Decorations, Toys & Baby Products, Advertising Gifts & Premium, Tech Gifts and Party & Festive Items and so forth.A broad range of product demonstrations and events will offer golden chance to network and exchange ideas. Seminars and forums will cover such hot topics as the latest retail trends in the United States and Mainland China markets, brand-building strategies and business opportunities in emerging markets.

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CEC at the celebration of World NGO Day at Council of Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 marzo 2019

At the World NGO Day, observed on 27 February, CEC Executive Secretary Rev. Sören Lenz participated in a debate on “Why do we need NGOs? – (I)NGO contribution to the work and to the mandate of the Council of Europe” in Strasbourg. The high level conference was organised by the Conference of International NGOs at the Council of Europe and gathered many official NGO representatives with participatory status at the Council of Europe.
“We as Conference of European Churches represent a large part of the European people and we have the advantage of having an enormous diversity among our Member Churches,” said Rev. Sören Lenz, based at the CEC office in Strasbourg. “We not only deal with issues related to trade unions or human rights as NGO do, but we as churches are confronted with all problems and questions modern society is dealing with,” he added.“We need to be present with and try to work together with other NGOs because we have a responsibility for civil society, not only in social matters but also in area of human right.”“When the prophet Jeremy says to the Exiles in Babylon: ‘But seek the welfare of the city!’ (Jeremiah 29,7), he doesn’t talk about conditions to be fulfilled or the distinction to be made between those to be helped and those not to be helped. Seeking the welfare of the city means that God calls us to participate in the shaping of an equal and just society. NGOs, even if they do not always hold the same positions, are reliable partners, especially in the work at the Council of Europe, where they have an important role to play,” added Rev. Lenz.Claudia Luciani, Director of Democratic Governance and Anti-Discrimination, Council of Europe was stressed the need for a political dialogue between NGOs and the governments, and the most important question to be discussed, she said, is how to initiate this dialogue?One important point was made at the event, when several speakers remembered that, unlike other international organisations such as UN, NGOs have a full participatory status in the Council of Europe, adding to the importance of European Institution of Human rights, Rule of Law and Democracy.“The crucial role of NGOs is to connect citizens to policy makers,” stressed Peter Verhaege, representative of CARITAS, during his speech.

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World Wide Technology Teams Up with Red Hat to Accelerate Service Provider Time to Revenue

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 febbraio 2019

World Wide Technology (WWT), a market-leading technology solution provider, is collaborating with Red Hat’s extensive partner ecosystem to validate and customize the Red Hat Virtual Central Office (VCO) solution in WWT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC).Once validated, WWT can deploy the VCO solution at scale through its global Integration Centers to help customers make the most of customized open solutions by enabling innovative services and enhancing the customer experience.Joe Wojtal, vice president of open systems and solutions for WWT, said, “Service provider customers are looking to deliver new, innovative services to their customers. By delivering these services via software, they can quickly change or add features based on customer demand and improve their time to market.”As interest grows around edge-based services, VCO will experience increasing demand for software-based services and operational simplicity. Red Hat’s advanced capabilities are foundational in WWT’s ability to deliver full-stack network function virtualization (NFV) solutions four times faster than traditional validation. The ecosystem partners actively working in WWT’s ATC include Affirmed Networks, Altiostar, Amdocs, Cumulus Networks, Edgecore Networks, F5 Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, MYCOM OSI and Trilio. For more information regarding Red Hat’s Virtual Central Office solution, please visit https://redhat.com/vco.

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