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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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Mobile World Congress 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 febbraio 2019

Barcelona 25th of February from 01:00 to 02:30pm. Venue FIBOCOM: Hall 1. Stand 1E21.FIA is built as a collaboration with operators and partners to focus on new innovations and IoT devices born from the advances of 5G connectivity. With a strong background in IoT through support from Fibocom Wireless Inc., Fibocom is the first wireless communication module and solution provider listed publicly in China(SHE: 300638). For over 20 years, Fibocom has been dedicated to providing many global top 500 IoT consumer electronics, and global carrier companies with end-to-end wireless communication solutions covering 5G, LTE, NB-IoT/eMTC, HSPA+, and GSM/ GPRS. This strong background is further enabled by the world’s largest PC parts/CPU manufacturer, and major Fibocom shareholder, Intel.

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Intel at Mobile World Congress 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 febbraio 2019

Barcelona Feb. 25-28 Fira Gran Via, Hall 3, Intel Booth 3E31 At Mobile World Congress 2019, Intel will demonstrate solutions powering the 5G future. Come experience compelling use cases highlighting the power of 5G across client, cloud, network and edge, enabling Intel customers to deliver new innovative capabilities and scalable and efficient business models. As the world moves beyond connecting billions of humans to connecting billions of “things,” Intel’s world-class data-centric technologies and solutions will drive 5G’s usefulness and presence everywhere.
See how delivering 5G’s expanded capacity in a manufacturing setting will enable safer, more flexible and more efficient production by applying machine-to-machine connectivity, transformed networks, computer vision, edge computing and AI capabilities to real-world applications.
Learn how edge computing will enable new revenue-generating, immersive media experiences (virtual reality/augmented reality gaming) for consumers anywhere, without being tethered to a wired network. See how Hollywood is embracing the power of Intel processing and software and the visual cloud to bring its latest films to life.
5G’s gigabit speeds, transformed networks and edge computing augmented by new computer vision and AI technologies will give retailers new capabilities to efficiently enable retail deployments in virtually any location without the expense of a wired infrastructure.
See the latest Intel partner ecosystem offerings in network, edge, vRAN and base station technology – enabled by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® FPGAs, Intel Atom® processors, and Intel connectivity products.

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IBTM World annuncia che DCT Abu Dhabi sarà il Premier Partner per l’edizione 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 4 dicembre 2018

IBTM ha annunciato che il Dipartimento Cultura e Turismo – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) sarà il Premier Partner di IBTM World 2019. È la prima volta in 31 anni di storia che IBTM World sceglie un Premier Partner. L’accordo consentirà a DCT Abu Dhabi di sfruttare il suo rapporto con uno degli eventi più noti e prestigiosi del settore, dandogli accesso a un pubblico globale e altamente qualificato di professionisti.
Commentando la notizia, Shane Hannam, Direttore Portfolio, ha dichiarato: “Sono entusiasta di annunciare il nostro primo Premier Partner dedicato per IBTM World. Abbiamo un ottimo rapporto con il team del Dipartimento Cultura e Turismo – Abu Dhabi, avendo lavorato a stretto contatto da diversi anni per IBTM Arabia e sono lieto che ora abbiamo esteso questa partnership a IBTM World.”
La partnership si basa sulla Economic Vision 2030 di Abu Dhabi e fa parte delle iniziative in corso del Dipartimento per migliorare lo sviluppo sociale ed economico attraverso l’hosting di eventi aziendali innovativi.
SE Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Direttore Esecutivo del Turismo per DCT Abu Dhabi, ha dichiarato: “Siamo molto lieti di annunciare la nostra partnership con IBTM World. L’accordo ci consentirà di sviluppare il nostro lavoro per promuovere Abu Dhabi a un pubblico globale come destinazione senza eguali per eventi aziendali. La partnership si allinea bene con iniziative più ampie, incluso l’Advantage Abu Dhabi dell’Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, che offre un’opportunità unica agli organizzatori di eventi di ottenere un supporto di valore dalla destinazione fornendo un contributo personalizzato per le destinazioni in una serie di settori chiave del mercato.”
IBTM World 2019 si svolgerà dal 26 al 28 novembre alla Fira Gran Via Barcelona. Per maggiori informazioni: http://www.ibtmworld.com

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Trollbeads: Get Christmas cards from all over the world!

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 novembre 2018

Trollbeads is in the lead when it comes to playing with the company’s customers. Several times each year, events are hosted both online and in the stores. Right now in this sweet season, it is time for the Share a Christmas Card with a Stranger-event. A beloved event that has been hosted by Trollbeads for many years. Share a Christmas Card is a fun worldwide event where all friends and customers of the brand are invited to tap into one of the many holiday traditions: Sending physical Christmas cards (not digitally!) – but this time to a stranger! Everyone can join the event.The event works in a system that delivers the name and address of five other participants. This means that during December, participants will also receive Christmas cards from other Trollbeads friends from all over the world.
It is free to participate, and by being a part of this event, the participants are even able to win prizes every day of December! It is possible to sign up now and the lottery will start on December 1, 2018.A magical event at a magical time of year! And you won’t understand it completely before you sign up for it yourself. Join the fun!
Trollbeads, a Danish family-owned jewellery brand, was established in 1976. Trollbeads is the original bead-on-bracelet concept. At the core of the brand lies self-expression through 600 different beads in sterling silver, 18 karat gold, Murano glass, freshwater pearls, amber and gemstones. Trollbeads jewellery is available in more than 30 countries through the company’s own flagship stores, independent retailers, and online at http://www.trollbeads.com.

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World Energy Week

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 ottobre 2018

In materia di sicurezza informatica gli attacchi causati da personale interno alle organizzazioni sono più frequenti (33%) rispetto agli attacchi esterni (28%) che sono, però, in crescita. E’ quanto emerge dallo studio “The State of Cyber Resilience 2018” di Accenture, di cui si parlerà l’11 ottobre, nell’ambito della World Energy Week in programma a Milano da oggi a giovedì 11 ottobre. Lo studio Accenture è stato condotto su 4.600 responsabili sicurezza di aziende con un fatturato superiore a un miliardo di dollari in 19 settori e 15 paesi tra Nord e Sud America, Europa e Asia. L’argomento sarà oggetto di una sessione specifica dell’Italian Energy Day dedicata ai temi dell’innovazione digitale nel settore con Accenture, Eni, Cesi. La World Energy Week è un evento internazionale organizzato dal Consiglio Mondiale dell’Energia, che r-iunisce i leader globali del settore per promuovere un confronto a livello internazionale con l’obiettivo di rendere l’industria energetica più sostenibile e inclusiva.L’impatto delle violazioni dall’esterno è aumentato del 9% rispetto al 2017 (dal 19% al 28%), mentre gli attacchi interni che hanno causato danni maggiori sono diminuiti dal 43% al 22%.
A distanza di un anno dall’episodio di Wanna Cry, gli attacchi sono più che raddoppiati (+ 119%, 106 nel 2017, 232 nel 2018) e in risposta le aziende si sono dotate di sistemi di controllo preventivo (87% rispetto al 70% nel 2017).Secondo il World Energy Council (Marsch&McLennan Companies, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions) entro la fine del 2018 l’industria del petrolio e del gas potrebbe spendere 1,87 miliardi di dollari in sicurezza informatica.Del resto la spesa sulla sicurezza informatica è cresciuta in maniera significativa rispetto al 2017: nel 10% dei casi il budget è quasi triplicato (dal 22 al 74%) ma per quanto ci sia consapevolezza di un continuo aumento delle violazioni (una media di due/tre al mese), solo il 31% degli intervistati si aspetta che gli investimenti in cyber security crescano in maniera significativa (il doppio o il triplo). Quattro intervistati su cinque sono d’accordo nell’affermare che tecnologie rivoluzionarie come intelligenza artificiale, machine learning e blockchain siano essenziali per proteggere le aziende, infatti il 62% spenderebbe budget aggiuntivi per colmare i gap nell’attuale cyber security e il 59% investirebbe in innovazione.
Inoltre la maggior parte dei team sta diventando più veloce nell’arrestare le violazioni, ad oggi quasi due terzi dei tentativi vengono bloccati più rapidamente dello scorso anno. Nel 2018 il 55% delle violazioni sono state rilevate entro una settimana (rispetto al 10% dello scorso anno) e l’89% intercettate entro un mese (rispetto al 32% del 2017). Questa tendenza virtuosa non è comunque sufficiente per considerarsi al sicuro, per Il 71% degli intervistati gli attacchi informatici rimangono ancora imprevedibili e i loro danni difficilmente ipotizzabili, dato in crescita rispetto allo scorso anno (66%).

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Developing Tolerance is Imperative for Students to Flourish in a Diverse World

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 settembre 2018

Top Global Teachers have shared their unique perspectives with CMRubinWorld on how education can help students find a “common ground” as part of the important 21st century skills needed to flourish in a diverse world.International migration has increased social and cultural diversity significantly. Fighting bias remains a local and global challenge. Students are facing a world infused with differences, where their tolerance and ability to cope with differences determine whether they can thrive in society. Children in the 21st century need to be able “to cross cultural boundaries, regardless of ethnic boundaries, race, age, geography or other boundaries,” says teacher Nam Ngo Thanh based in Vietnam. “An alternative rhetoric of ‘us’ is needed to build others as we grow and not at the expense of others,” notes Miriam Mason based in Sierra Leone. “A restorative approach strives to develop compliance with social norms and rules through internalization of responsibility for one’s action and a respect for the rights of other people,” says Maarit Rossi based in Finland.

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What world do you want to live in?

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 settembre 2018

Summer in the Northern Hemisphere this year has been brutal. In Japan, 65 people died in one week, as temperatures rose to over 40°C in metropolitan areas. In China, 22 counties and cities recorded their hottest July on record. Wildfires have been raging across Europe, from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean, and across America, including the largest ever recorded in California, where the Mendocino Complex Fire has engulfed more than 120,000 hectares of land.
Such extreme weather is just one of the expected consequences of climate change. Sustained, coordinated action is needed to prevent further disaster. That means bringing together actors from the private sector, governments, international organisations, civil society and citizens to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and find new, innovative models that allow the world to share a prosperous, low-carbon future.This summer shows that climate change is no longer a distant, abstract prospect. Time is short.

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Next Generation of Innovators and Future World Leaders

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 agosto 2018

FIRST® Global, a not-for-profit organization established to promote science and technology leadership and innovation in young people from all nations through the sport of robotics, brought together students from more than 160 nations last week at Arena Ciudad de Mexico for the FIRST Global Challenge, a high-profile, international robotics competition convening high-school-aged participants who work together to solve global challenges.Ricardo Salinas, chairman of Grupo Salinas, founding member of FIRST Global, and chairman and host of the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge in Mexico City, recognized the passion of the young competitors in creating and driving robots. “This is the best demonstration that this world can become a better world if we all work together,” he said.The focus of the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge was “Energy Impact,” in which shifting alliances of three nations competed to fuel power plants, initiate renewable energy plans and build a resilient transmission network in a simulated exercise using robots. The event highlighted the importance of various energy sources and making them more sustainable, excited students to learn and discover STEM through robotics, and inspired students and adults alike on the importance of collaborating across places of origin, creeds, religions, and races to build a better tomorrow.
This competition inspires not only those who participate, but also many more from the teams’ home countries. The inaugural FIRST Global Challenge was held last year with 157 nations. It’s based on the principles of FIRST, a K-12 STEM education nonprofit founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989.“I’ve learned through FIRST that if we teach the world’s young people the common language of STEM, they’ll learn how to work together across cultural and religious differences,” said Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Research & Development and founder of FIRST and FIRST Global. “Through the excitement of an Olympic-style sporting event, the FIRST Global Challenge is uniting students around the world to solve the greatest problems we face as a global community.”
Official sponsors of the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge include: Bezos Family Foundation, TE Connectivity Foundation, Qualcomm Incorporated, Royalty Pharma/Alianzia AMZA, DeKa Foundation, Intel, Shell, Baker Hughes GE, FedEx, Tec de Monterrey, and MexiChem.

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More secure seas and oceans for Europe and around the world

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 luglio 2018

European ministers have adopted a revised action plan on maritime security. With the new plan, Europe strengthens its commitment to security at sea – both at home and around the world.
“With this action plan, the EU reaffirms its role as a global maritime security provider,” said High Representative, Vice President and Head of Agency Federica Mogherini. “It promotes international cooperation, maritime multilateralism and the rule of law at sea, in line with the strategic priorities identified in the EU Global Strategy”. “Secure seas and oceans are crucial to Europe’s welfare”, said European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella. “We have made a big step forward recently with coastguard cooperation, and we must build on that success to move on to other forms of collective preparedness. Risks and threats evolve all the time, and this revised action plan allows us to anticipate better, plan better and react better.”

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