United Nations: In a highly significant diplomatic win for India and testament to its global stature, India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat at the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term has been unanimously endorsed by the Asia-Pacific group at the world body. Elections for five non-permanent members of the 15-nation Council for the 2021-22 term will be held around June next year. “A unanimous step. Asia-Pacific Group @UN unanimously endorses India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat of the Security Council for 2 year term in 2021/22. Thanks to all 55 members for their support,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin tweeted Tuesday. Also Read – Rajnath Singh arrives for Rafale handover ceremony in France A video message accompanying Akbaruddi’s tweet said “Asia-Pacific Group endorses India for Non-Permanent Seat of United Nations Security Council. 55 countries, 1 nominee – India for non-permanent seat of UN Security Council Term 2021-2022.” The video message thanked all the countries in the Asia Pacific group for endorsing India’s candidature. Among the 55 countries supporting India’s candidature are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize Each year the 193-member General Assembly elects five non-permanent members for a two-year term at the UN high-table. The five permanent members of the Council are China, France, Russia, UK and the US. The 10 non-permanent seats are distributed on a regional basis : five for African and Asian States; one for Eastern European States; two for the Latin American and Caribbean States; and two for Western European and other States. Previously, India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the Council for the years 1950 1951, 1967 1968, 1972 1973, 1977 1978, 1984 1985, 1991 1992 and most recently in 2011 2012 under the leadership of former Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri. Early this month, Estonia, Niger, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam were elected to the Council for a two-year term beginning January 2020. St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Currently the 10 non-permanent members are Belgium, Cote d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Germany, Indonesia, Kuwait, Peru, Poland and South Africa. India has been at the forefront of the years-long efforts to reform the Security Council saying it rightly deserves a place as a permanent member of the Council, which in its current form does not represent the geo-political realities of the 21st Century. India’s former Permanent Representative to the UN Asoke Kumar Mukerji had previously told PTI that the country will contest the elections for a non-permanent member seat of the Security Council for the 2021-2022 term.
Rabat – The 16th edition of the football “Danone Nations Cup” will take place in October 2015 in Morocco, according to a statement released by the organizers of this sports event.Morocco will host 500 finalists representing 32 countries participating in this Cup, the biggest football competition in the world for children under 12 years.French footballer Zinedine Zidane, sponsor of the international tournament, announced the date of the event, adding that “playing in Morocco this year will be like a dream that became a reality for many of these children.” The 15th edition of this event took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 13 to 16 November 2014.Every year, a number of Moroccan children teams participate in this competition with the support of Danone Dairy Central.
Rabat – On Saturday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his country’s decision to relocate the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Several countries, including Malaysia, condemned the decision.On Sunday, December 16, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad denounced Australia’s move, saying that it had no right to do so. The Malaysian official told Reuters, “Jerusalem should remain as it is now and not the capital of Israel.” “Jerusalem has always been under Palestine, so why are they taking the initiative to divide Jerusalem not belonging to them, but to divide the Arabs and the Jews? They have no rights,” Mohamad said.Read Also: Australia to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital SaturdayThe Australian move followed Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moving the American embassy there. Guatemala and Paraguay also announced they would move their embassies to Jerusalem.However, the new president of Paraguay reversed the decision and decided to stay in Tel Aviv three months after the initial announcement to follow Trump’s move. Paraguay’s decision caused uproar among Israelis.Trump’s move stirred tension in the Arab world, as international leaders, including King Mohammed VI, condemned the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.The King warned in December that “the city of Al-Quds [Jerusalem] must remain a land of cohabitation and a symbol of coexistence and tolerance for all.”The monarch added that “the city is not only important for the parties of the conflict, but also for believers in the three Abrahamic religions, due to its unique religious characteristics, its ancient identity, and its great political symbolism.”
The Toronto stock market resumed last week’s selloff Monday amid news of a major acquisition in the energy sector while the latest round of Chinese economic data kept concerns elevated about global economic strength.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 120.85 points to 14,905.92 with all sectors contributing to the slide after falling 1.55 per cent last week.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA) is buying Athlon Energy in a US$7.1 billion friendly takeover deal that will give the Canadian gas producer access to a major Texas oil play and speed up its shift towards more liquids production. Encana shares gained 73 cents to $24.32.The Canadian dollar traded near its lowest levels since March, up a slight 0.01 of a cent from Friday’s close to 89.66 cents US. The loonie has lost strength in recent days amid stronger than expected second-quarter economic growth in the U.S. along with increased speculation that the Federal Reserve could move to hike interest rates sooner than expected.U.S. indexes also piled on more losses with the Dow Jones industrials down 121.73 points to 16,991.42 after losing one per cent last week. The Nasdaq fell 27.21 points to 4,484.98 and the S&P 500 index declined 13.69 points to 1,969.16.China reported a 0.6 per cent fall in industrial company profits in August, indicating economic growth might be declining further. Despite improved September manufacturing data, analysts said declining industrial production, lower property prices, weaker imports and pressure on factory prices are pointing to softening economic conditions.Traders also focused on Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests escalated, raising concerns that business in this Asian financial hub might be disrupted. Thousands of people took to the streets over the weekend in a challenge against Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms.Markets are set to exit September trading lower as traders wonder if the U.S. central bank will move before the middle of next year to raise rates from near zero, where they have been since the 2008 financial collapse. Worries about the pace of global economic growth have also made for volatile markets during September.Seasonality also came into play: September has a reputation as the worst trading month of the year.The TSX is down about five per cent for September, led by drops in the energy and mining sectors. The showing has left the main Toronto index still up almost 10 per cent year to date.Financials led TSX decliners, down one per cent with National Bank (TSX:NA) down 96 cents to $50.64.The base metals component fell 1.25 per cent while December copper was unchanged at US$3.03 a pound as Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) droped two per cent to $21.10.The energy segment lost 0.8 per cent as the November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange edged up two cents to US$93.56 a barrel. The gold sector faded 0.2 per cent while December bullion gained $4.50 to US$1,219.90 an ounce.Data out Friday showing the world’s largest economy expanded at an annual rate of 4.6 per cent in the spring — the fastest pace in more than two years — helped push North American markets higher at the end of the week after a string of losses.On Monday, traders received another indication the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year as consumer spending rose 0.5 per cent in August after showing no gain in July.But traders are looking for reassurance that job growth is also showing similar strong advances. They are expecting the U.S. government to report Friday that the economy created about 210,000 jobs during September. And it is possible that the disappointing August report will be revised upward.
(Updated)Traffic chaos continues in and around Hamilton, as the Burlington Skyway Toronto-bound lanes remain closed, and are expected to stay that way thoughout the long weekend.Not much has changed at the top of the Skyway, since a dump truck slammed into scaffolding in the Toronto-bound lanes Thursday afternoon.There are a number of alternate routes to try and get around the closure. One of them is Eastport Drive to the lift bridge. The lift bridge is a federal bridge and sometimes must go up to allow ships to pass through, to access Hamilton’s port or Lake Ontario. And that’s adding to the backups at times.The government says it’s working with the OPP and the Hamilton Port Authority to ensure continued flow of traffic, while the northbound Skyway lanes remain closed.And another alternate route is the QEW to the Red Hill Parkway, and the Linc over to the 403. It’s quite a detour for those trying to get to Toronto this weekend. And keep in mind, tens of thousands of people are heading there for the Caribbean Carnival, concerts and a music festival.So this closure is going to put a kink in a lot of plans. Official word from the Ministry of Transportation right now is Monday afternoon. That’s when we’ll get our next update on the extent of the damage.The footage from yesterday just after the crash happened show the scope of the damage. The dump truck drove into the bridge with its bucket in an upright position. It hit the scaffolding that was there for a construction project. that triggered a partial collapse of the overhead bridge structure. These photographs taken by bystanders shortly after the collision give an up close view of the damage.Not only was the dump truck damaged when it drove under. The crash also damaged a transport truck and two other vehicles. Thankfully no drivers or passengers were seriously injured.Here you can see what’s happening at the bridge right now. It’s tough to make out but you can see some of the crew members who are working at the moment. A full team has been on the site. Structural engineers, can’t move vehicles until the Ministry of Labour approves it because it is a construction site. That is all planned for weekend according to Astrid Poei from the MTO: “The work that will be happening over the weekend will be cleanup and that cleanup includes removal of damaged temporary scaffolding, vehicles involved in the collision and removal of damaged steel. At that point we will conduct a more detailed inspection and at that time we will know what has happened and any possible repairs that need to be conducted.”
Yahoo! Thousands take in the Stampede Parade by Jonathan Muma Posted Jul 3, 2015 7:12 am MDT Last Updated Jul 3, 2015 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Related Stories Road closures for the Calgary Stampede Parade FridayFirst Stampede parade-goers already lining up Marching bands, floats, clowns, and all sorts of other delights flooded Calgary’s downtown core Friday morning, as the official start of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth was marked with the Stampede Parade.Hundreds of thousands gathered along the parade route to take in the festivities.Getting up early to save a front row seat is a tradition for many Calgarians.Parade watcher Rory said he wasn’t bothered by the sneaky folks who tied chairs to poles along the parade route, and then went home to bed.“The nice thing is those chairs are always within ten feet of a post, so they can be locked to a post, so that always leaves extra space, so, I don’t have a problem with that,” he said.Early riser Paula set up two rows of seats for her family around 4:30 a.m.“We come every year, so, there’s quite a few of us,” she said.The parade was scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The marching bands are by far the crowd favourite at the Stampede Parade. (Jonathan Muma, 660 NEWS)
Ohio State senior defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis tackles UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers (1) in the second quarter of the Ohio State- UNLV game on Sep. 23. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 11 Ohio State football team (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) will travel to Piscataway, New Jersey, for its second Big Ten game of the season Saturday against Rutgers (1-3, 0-1 Big Ten) at 7:30 p.m. Here’s what to expect on all sides of the ball heading into the game.Ohio State offense vs. Rutgers defenseThe Buckeyes will match up with the stingiest defense they have played this season. Rutgers is tied for the 27th-fewest points allowed per game at only 18.3 points per game.The key to the team’s defensive success has been the improved play of the defensive backs. The Scarlet Knights have allowed only 179.5 passing yards per game so far this season, 34th-fewest in the country. They also rank 16th with five passes picked off and have returned one for a touchdown.Defensive back Kiy Hester has been the biggest defensive weapon this season for the Scarlet Knights. His eight passes defended are tied for third among FBS players, and his two picks — one for a touchdown — put him in a tie for 12th-most.“One thing I notice right off the bat when I started watching film was that their secondary is very aggressive,” H-back Parris Campbell said Tuesday. “They have really, really good coverage skills and you don’t see too many guys getting beat on that defense.”But Ohio State’s passing offense appears to be clicking lately, which could provide Rutgers all it can handle. The offense has recently shied away from its attempts to deploy the deep ball, instead opting for shorter passes on bubble screens and crossing routes and relying on perimeter blocking down the field to open up big gains for playmakers like Campbell and wide receiver Austin Mack. “You block good out there and it pops,” wide receiver Johnnie Dixon said Tuesday. “A guy like Parris touches the ball and you see what he can do. He’s quick. Give him the ball in space and lights out.”Rutgers’ rush defense has also been more stout this season than last. After allowing 264.2 rush yards per game last season (third-worst in the nation), the Scarlet Knights have allowed teams to average just 118.8 rush yards per game (37th-best) and only one touchdown coming on the ground. The team has received big performances from redshirt senior defensive tackle Darnell Davis Jr., who leads the team in both tackles for a loss (3.5) and sacks (two), and junior linebacker Trevor Morris, who paces the team with 29 tackles. This ability to stop the run will be tested against an Ohio State rushing offense that ranks 24th among FBS teams with 229.8 average rushing yards per game and seven touchdowns scored already. Freshman running back J.K. Dobbins has emerged as one of the best running backs in the nation, leading the Big Ten in total rushing yards (520), two yards ahead of Heisman-hopeful Penn State running back Saquon Barkley.The Ohio State backfield will also receive the added support of redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber, whom head coach Urban Meyer said Monday is cleared to play Saturday. Last season, Weber was the third Buckeye freshman ever to rush for more than 1,000 yards. Ohio State defense vs. Rutgers offenseOffensively, the Scarlet Knights are a different story. A season after ranking dead last in total offense among FBS teams, they have made marginal strides in escaping the cellar, ranking 110th of 129 teams in total offense with an average of just 326.8 yards per game.Rutgers’ passing game has been its biggest struggle. Quarterback Kyle Bolin has completed just 57.3 percent of his passes (67-of-117) for 642 passing yards. In his first season for Rutgers after transferring from Louisville, Bolin’s inaccuracy has led to more interceptions (six) than touchdowns (three). Overall, the team’s average of 163.5 passing yards per game ranks 117th among FBS teams.The backbone for the Scarlet Knights’ offense has been its ability to run. The team averages 163.3 rushing yards per game, good for 69th on the FBS leaderboards. Another transfer — redshirt senior running back Gus Edwards — has been the primary source of production from the team’s backfield. The transfer from Miami (Fla.) has carried the football 62 times for 259 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and scored two of the team’s nine rushing touchdowns. Unfortunately for Rutgers, its biggest strength will run into Ohio State’s stingy defensive line. The overall rush defense numbers on the season do not look great for Ohio State as it has allowed 139 yards on average, which ranks 60th among FBS teams.However, it also faced back-to-back offenses that almost exclusively ran the ball — Army and UNLV rank third and eighth in average rush yards per game, respectively — which has inflated the average a bit for Ohio State. Not to mention that by the beginning of the second half of the Buckeyes’ last game against UNLV, a majority of the starters on the line had been replaced by the backups. Redshirt senior defensive tackle Tyquan Lewis said that heading into a game where the opposing offense might rely on its run game again, it will be important for the defensive line to establish a tempo early.“Make it a point of emphasis that you’re able to dominate the game and establish that we’re a dominant group and get ahead,” Lewis said Wednesday. “That’s very important. Just getting it all together. Coming out and setting a tone, that’s the main objective.”Conversely, the passing-defense numbers for Ohio State look a lot better than they might be had the team played more balanced offenses. The Buckeyes rank 67th in passing yards allowed this season, but after their first two games against Indiana and Oklahoma, the team was ranked last with an average of more than 400 passing yards per game. For Rutgers, the combination of a weak passing attack combined with the matchup against a stout Ohio State defensive front lends itself to a bad matchup for the Scarlet Knights. The team’s offense could be kept in check for much of the game.Predictions:Edward Sutelan: Ohio State wins 42-10Colin Hass-Hill: Ohio State wins 38-17
Fuchse Berlin will try to win the third IHF Super Globe title in a row. However, team coached by Velimir Petkovic will have the role of favorite from the shadow, as the VELUX EHF Champions League finalists – RK Vardar Skopje and FC Barcelona Lassa, will also fight for the trophy in Duhail, the home of Qatari Handball Federation.August 2512.00: FC Barcelona Lassa – Esperanza (4)14.00: RK Vardar Skopje – Naft-O-Gasharan (Iran) (3)16.00: Fuchse Berlin – Pinheiros (2)18.00: Al Sadd – Sidney (1)August 2612.00: Defeated No. 3 – Defeated 414.00: Defeated 1 – Defeated 216.00: Winner No. 3 – Winner No.4 (semi-final 2)18.00: Winner No. 1 – Winner No. 2 (semi-final 1)August 27 – Rest dayAugust 2812.00: 7th14.00: 5th16.00: Third place match18.00: Final ← Previous Story IHF TROPHY 2017: Dr Congo and Benin are African winners Next Story → SURPRISING START OF DKB HBL 17/18: TVB Stuttgart beat MT Melsungen IHF Super Globe 2017
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Athens-based Aegean Airlines is celebrating its 18th year with a prestigious award and an expansion that includes 18 new routes.The Greek commercial aviation company has just won Best Regional Airline 2018, a long way from its tiny two-jet fleet flying from Thessaloniki to Heraklion, Crete back in 1999.Aegean now consists of 47 jet aircrafts that includes turboprop subsidiary Olympic Air (former Olympic Airways), which mainly flies A320s and A321s on short to medium-haul routes joined by a brand new A319.“It is now Greece’s biggest airline with a fleet of modern Airbus A320 family aircraft, a good reputation among travellers and bold plans for expansion,” said the judges of the website Airline Ratings that organised the awards.“The airline is also heavily involved in promoting its home country by providing a platform for Greek regions and products.”Aegean was also the recipient in 2017 of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Fast Travel Gold Award for simplifying and speeding up the passenger experience. In 2016 the airline flew 12.5 million passengers in 2016 to destinations ranging from Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and London to Cairo, Moscow and Tel Aviv.Even though Aegean currently offers 30 inches in economy and 33 inches in business, its frequent flyer program and connectivity benefits through its Star Alliance membership have made it more competitive. Meanwhile, Aegean plans on expanding available seats by 700,000 in 2018, reaching 16.6m while upgrading passenger facilities. The lounges in Thessaloniki and Larnaca have been upgraded, the Athens International Airport lounge will be completed by December and a second lounge in Athens is also due by early next year.
My boyfriend knows that after a session at the gym or a couple of hours on the badminton court, he better hit the shower before leaning in for a kiss.There is nothing sexy about that post-exercise scent; in fact, I find it repugnant. But it seems I’m the only one.GQ this week reported the unsettling reality that people are, in fact, attracted to body odor. At least, most are not repulsed by the natural musk of their partner or potential mate.AdChoices广告It’s still unclear whether people secrete pheromones the way animals do. After all, we don’t have a functioning vomeronasal organ—what non-humans use to detect chemicals excreted by other members of their species.“Instead, we sense smells via the olfactory system,” Lindsey Bordone, assistant professor of dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center, told the magazine. “Perceivable smells likely do play a role in attraction, or lack of attraction, in people.”That I can get behind: When my boyfriend wears a nice cologne or has just lathered himself with scented body wash, I’m happy to catch a whiff. But straight-up B.O. is not my cup of tea.According to Bordone, though, it’s not actually the odor that’s seducing you; rather, you’re probably just more forgiving of the stink because you’re attracted to the person.“A recurring hypothesis regarding body odor and sexual attraction is that a person’s immune system influences what he or she perceives as attractive, and also influences what their own unadulterated scent would be minus all of the personal-care products,” the M.D. said.“The brain and olfactory system are very complex, so it is likely that there are many factors in this selection process,” she added.Some theories suggest women’s perception of smells changes throughout different points in their ovulation cycle. Or that they give off a different scent during their period.This isn’t the first time someone has made a case for body odor.In 1995, researchers famously discovered that women prefer the stench of men whose major histocompatibility complex (MHC) differs from their own. Which is why we love wearing our boyfriend’s T-shirts, faintly perfumed with their natural musk.“The favorable smells that make up a person’s scent are more a combination of their body wash, shampoo, deodorant, fragrance, hair product, fabric-softener sheets, and other scented products used throughout everyday life,” Bordone explained. “While there is a uniqueness to a person’s scent, there are many other things that influence the final ‘product.’”Which do you prefer: the organic bouquet of deodorant, rugged masculinity, and organic pungence, or a freshly scrubbed snuggle? Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferNASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This Weekend Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
It was a 1964 Volkswagen that looked British because of its MG kit.When it caught fire about 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hazel Dell Avenue and 99th Street, owner Robert Howell knew the end was near.“I’ve had that car since 1978 and I’ve got a lot of good out of it,” said Howell, 78, of Hazel Dell. Howell, who was driving the car, said the MG had sentimental value.“I had an MG TD in the Navy,” said the retired personnel manager for Boeing in Portland.He said he bought a kit and converted the Volkswagen himself.What caused the fire?Howell said he had just put on a electric fuel pump and, “I must not have gotten one of the hose connections tight.”He said he thinks the car might have been worth $18,000.“I will salvage a lot of parts,” he said. “That car will never be on the road again as a car.”A couple of men helped Howell push the car into a parking lot and Fire District 6 firefighters arrived soon afterwards. No one was hurt.Howell said from now on he’ll have to get his main pleasure from his 1941 Lincoln Continental. “It’s a museum piece,” he said.
A complicated case involving twins who were reportedly imprisoned, starved and beaten continued to unfold Monday with new revelations in court.Family law attorneys hinted of the possibility of additional charges against the twins’ adoptive parents, Jeffrey and Sandra Weller. Assistant Attorney General Cindy Gideon said in court that there was evidence the Wellers exhibited manipulation and control over the four children — all boys ranging in age from 4 to 14 — not currently named as victims by prosecutors. Those children are now in foster care or placed with a family member.However, an attorney for Sandra Weller said she has not heard anything about additional charges.The Wellers are currently charged with second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment of their 16-year-old twins for allegedly keeping them in a locked room for several years and only feeding them once a day. The twins would reportedly be beaten with a wooden board if they snuck food, prosecutors allege.Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier denied the Wellers visitation of their four other children (there’s already a no-contact order in place relating to the twins), and set a review hearing for Nov. 22. At that time, he expects to hear from the Children’s Justice Center on whether more charges are possible.After the hearing, Senior Deputy Prosecutor Dustin Richardson said he could not yet say whether more charges would be filed, but confirmed there’s an active investigation against the Wellers relating to the other children. Also in court, attorneys raised concerns about one of the twins’ stability. Attorneys and social workers said the twin, a 16-year-old boy, who is in a foster home in Woodland, may be involved in gang activity. They said he was just suspended from high school for tagging on school grounds and marking himself with gang signs.
The girlfriend of the alleged driver in a fatal Jan. 19 hit-and-run crash in Vancouver is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning to again ask for her release from jail.Kalista J. Andino, 21, posted $30,000 bail Tuesday in her witness-tampering case but was not released from jail because the judge had concerns about her living situation.Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson said Andino may not have contact with her live-in boyfriend, Brandon Smith, whom prosecutors have named as the alleged driver in the fatal crash but have not arrested. Vancouver women Raisa Mosh, 45, and Irina Gardinant, 28, died of injuries suffered when a white pickup truck struck them about 8 p.m. Jan. 19 as they crossed Vancouver Mall Drive on a crosswalk at 72nd Avenue. Mosh’s 12-year-old son was injured in the crash.Brandon Smith’s mother, Linda Smith, 63, was released just before 3 p.m. Tuesday from Clark County Jail after posting $50,000 bail.Both women face charges of witness-tampering. Andino faces one count; Linda Smith, two. Their arraignment hearing is Feb. 7.Andino proposed staying with Brandon Smith’s relatives, but the judge would not allow it. Pretrial release officer Kirk Pressey said Brandon Smith’s family suggested that she stay at her apartment and Smith, 27, move out. Gregerson said he would not release Andino until Brandon Smith came into court and agreed to the condition on the record.Brandon Smith’s father sat in the courtroom’s public gallery at Tuesday’s hearings for Andino and Linda Smith but did not speak except to confirm to the judge that he was present.
WILMINGTON, MA — World Travel Holdings announces being named as one of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in North America. This annual award recognizes top employers that display leadership and innovation in engaging their workplaces.“There are an unprecedented five generations in the workplace. Coupled with the fight for top talent at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever for organizations to put a greater focus on engaging their employees to drive positive business performance and culture. The companies we honor as the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces® have proven their forward-thinking directly leads to a more positive employee experience,” said Jeff Cates, CEO and president at Achievers. “Through the development of a people-first culture, the organizations listed epitomize an innovative, engaged and accomplished workforce, and we’re honored to add them to our growing roster of past winners.”With more than 80 percent of its employees working virtually, developing creative engagement programs is a key contributor to World Travel Holdings’ continued success. An involved Executive Team that leads by example coupled with new personal and professional development opportunities launched regularly, excites and motivates employees to come to work each day.“This year we re-invigorated our mission of ‘Deliver a Remarkable Experience’ by using its acronym D.A.R.E. in a challenge to employees to take our mission statement to new heights working toward our strategic direction,” said Loren Kennedy, senior vice president of human resources. “We found that components of D.A.R.E. can be found in nearly all eight elements of employee engagement which is why we named our Achievers entry ‘Dare to Achieve.’”A panel of 10 esteemed judges comprised of employee engagement academics, industry analysts, thought leaders, journalists and influencers evaluated the applicants. Winners were selected based on Achievers’ Eight Elements of Employee Engagement™: Leadership; Communication; Culture; Rewards and Recognition; Professional and Personal Growth; Accountability and Performance; Vision and Values and Corporate Social Responsibility.World Travel Holdings will be honored alongside other recipients of the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Award at an awards gala on September 9, 2019, at the Chicago Public Library – Harold Washington Library Center before the opening of this year’s Achievers Customer Experience (ACE) Conference.About AchieversAchievers Employee Success Platform delivers proven tools for organizations of all sizes to align on values and strategic goals by empowering every employee as an owner of organizational culture and engagement. Built on behavioral science and real-world results from over a decade of engagement leadership, hundreds of global customers rely on Achievers’ dynamic employee recognition, coaching, and continuous listening tools for their people to feel valued and heard, to drive desired behaviors and ignite a positive corporate culture. Achievers provides organizations and managers with engagement intelligence to inform their actions and decisions every day. To learn more about the Achievers platform, visit us at http://www.achievers.com. Achievers is a subsidiary of Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.About World Travel HoldingsWorld Travel Holdings is the nation’s largest cruise agency and award-winning leisure travel company with a portfolio of more than 35 diverse brands. In addition to owning some of the largest brands distributing cruises, villas, resort vacations, car rentals, resort day passes and luxury travel services, World Travel Holdings has a vast portfolio of licensed private-label partnerships comprised of top leisure travel providers, including almost every U.S. airline, leading hotel brands and prominent corporations. The company also operates a top-rated travel agency franchise and the country’s original host agency, and is consistently recognized as an industry leader in work-at-home employment. Its global presence includes operating multiple cruise and vacation brands in the United Kingdom. World Travel Holdings has offices in Wilmington, Mass.; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Virginia Beach, Va.; New York, NY; and Chorley, England. For more information, visit WorldTravelHoldings.com.(NOTE: The above press release is from Heilind Electronics via PR Newswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. 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Osmania University: A person who lodged a complaint against two accused for cheating him to the tune of Rs 14 lakh was threatened after the accused persons released on bail. According to the police, on January 6, a compliant was lodged by one K Kanakaraju (31) at Osmania University police station in which he stated that two persons R Koteshwar Rao and Eliya borrowed nearly Rs 14 lakh from him. When the complainant asked for the return of money, they warned him of dire consequences. On receipt of the complaint, the OU police arrested both the accused and sent them in remand. A vexed Kanakaraju lodged another complaint at the police station on Monday. A case was filed under Section 506 IPC. Investigation is on.
Avengers: Endgame posterTwitterAvengers: Endgame is all set to release on April 26 and ahead of the theatrical release, the filmmakers held a press conference. To make things more interesting, the Marvel superheroes spared some empty chairs at the press conference with a view to honouring the heroes they lost in Avengers: Infinity War.It is a known fact that quite a lot of superheroes were killed off in the previous Avengers film, Infinity War. Thanks to Thanos, superheroes such as Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Scarlett Witch, Winter Soldier, Nick Fury, Star-Lord, Drax, to name a few. Their loss wasn’t unrecognised by the Marvel heroes as the Endgame heroes honoured their colleagues. By symbolising honour towards the heroes who were once Avengers, quite a few chairs were kept empty.The same was shared by a New York Times journalist on his Twitter feed as part of the live-feed. In the picture, with the Avengers logo, most of Endgame’s actors such as Karen Gillan, Paul Rudd, Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Feige, Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Chris Hemsworth, Danai Gurira, Jeremy Renner, Anthony Russo, Chris Evans, Joe Russo, Brie Larson, and Mark Ruffalo including filmmaker Joe Russo, were all part of the press conference.The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ LA press conference left empty chairs for their fallen comrades ?(via @kylebuchanan) pic.twitter.com/sblRvdHxKa— Fandom (@getFANDOM) April 7, 2019Avengers: Endgame press conferenceTwitterSpoiler related questions were subtly dodged by all the actors but they mostly spoke about their experiences of being a part of MCU. While honouring the fallen comrades was a good strategy, it is certain that most or maybe all of them will come back to life. Considering how Tom Holland is already promoting Spider-Man: Far From Home where he deals with a new villain (Mysterio), it is obvious that the superheroes plan to bring back their Avengers colleagues.With only a few more days to go before the release of Avengers: Endgame, all eyes are on the calendar. To promote the film, Marvel Studios is taking a lot of efforts to spread the word that one of the biggest franchise films is coming to an end. Avengers is one of the only franchises to have a plethora of actors joining hands. With every part, the Avengers family only grew at an exponential rate. Starting from just a few Avengers tackling Loki in the first film to adding more comrades to their team as new challenges befell them. We sure would like to know how the remaining Avengers plan to bring back the dead.
Viacom reached a distribution deal with FuboTV, which will soon add an array of the conglomerate’s networks — including Comedy Central, BET, MTV and Nickelodeon — to its live TV internet streaming service.Viacom is now on four “virtual pay-TV” platforms: Dish Network’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Philo and FuboTV. Viacom remains absent from Google’s YouTube TV, Hulu’s live TV bundle and Sony’s PlayStation Vue (which dropped the conglomerate’s lineup more than two years ago).For Viacom, there’s some urgency in getting on OTT platforms as traditional cable and TV satellite distributors have seen their subscriber losses accelerate. In 2018, the five biggest U.S. pay-TV operators collectively lost 3.2 million subs, a 4.2% decline.“FuboTV is quickly evolving as a major force in the streaming television space, and the addition of Viacom’s media networks as a cornerstone of FuboTV’s entertainment offering demonstrates the power and popularity of our global brands and programming,” Tom Gorke, Viacom’s EVP and head of distribution and business development, said in a statement. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Viacom is expanding its digital footprint on other fronts. Last month it spent $340 million to buy PlutoTV, a free TV-like streaming service, and its Viacom Digital Studios division now owns VidCon and digital network and studio Awesomeness.For now, FuboTV is relatively small in the grand scheme of things. Launched in 2015 as a sports-centric OTT TV service, the New York-based company said it had just shy of 250,000 paid subscribers at the end of September 2018. It has raised $150 million from investors including AMC Networks, 21st Century Fox and Sky (now owned by Comcast).Viacom shows that will be available to FuboTV customers include Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” (pictured above), MTV’s “Jersey Shore: Family Vacation” and Nickelodeon’s “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”Under the deal with FuboTV, Viacom’s nine core media networks – BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 – will soon be included in FuboTV’s base package, priced at $45 per month.In addition, an expanded suite of Viacom channels will be available in the Fubo Extra premier package ($50 monthly). Those include BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, Logo, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, mtvU, Nick Music, Nicktoons and TeenNick. The deal also will bring Viacom’s Telefe and MTV Tr3s networks to FuboTV’s Spanish-language Fubo Latino package (an additional $8 per month).“We’re very excited to enter into this strategic partnership with Viacom, which continues to make prescient and aggressive moves in the digital media space,” said Joel Armijo, FuboTV’s CFO. “Fubo remains singularly focused on offering sports fans a compelling pay-TV alternative with a robust content offering able to serve the viewing needs of the entire household.” Popular on Variety
Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 4 min read July 22, 2014 These days, users are aware of the exchange of their personal information and make a decision if what they get in return is worth the invasion. When it comes to the smart home, some people are willing to give up their data to save on utility bills, automate the garage door and avoid plumbing leaks, among other things.Most of the things in our lives are not designed to save us money. Most aid in consumption. Your toaster reminds you to buy more bread, your coffee maker encourages you to get better coffee, your TV encourages purchases of more channels and more shiny discs.The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, which describes a market of everyday objects and appliances with Internet connectivity, is going from novel to pervasive. Today, there are 1.9 billion connected devices, and that number is predicted to grow to 9 billion devices by 2018. Erickson predicts there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020. Related: 8 Ways the ‘Internet of Things’ Will Impact Your Everyday LifeApple didn’t invent smartphones, it made them pervasive, and that created a market where there had been none.Google earlier this year purchased smart thermostat maker Nest primarily because it was the first company to make IoT have a value proposition.Smart energy is going to depend on embedding technology in everything in the home, but consumers often own their appliances for years. Nest controls the furnace in a home, and that furnace may be 15 years old. Being able to upgrade without having to spend $15,000 to get a new furnace lets consumers enjoy the savings of smart energy without a huge initial investment.One of the companies seeking to gain an early lead on IoT is Belkin, best known for its switches, routers and network storage devices. Its CEO, Chet Pipkin, has a vision for connecting all sorts of appliances to the Internet with smart modules, in a series of products called WeMo, allowing users to control home electronics from anywhere.“What makes our point of view with WeMo a little more unique is that we’re providing the actual devices to mar the Internet of Things right now and providing more devices and modules that serve as an onramp, where it takes existing appliances, and is able to on board them to the Internet of Things right here, right now,” Pipkin says.Related: What’s the Right Path for Startups Entering the ‘Internet of Things’?Belkin integrates a frugal value proposition to customers who want to save money. Taking a modular approach, WeMo offers a mobile app so users can control their home technology from anywhere, and program the home to their personal preferences. This gives WeMo the advantage of home-energy savings to the masses, without having to install expensive new systems.By getting its feet wet with a broad-appeal product, and giving the developer community the tools to find ways to use the product in other solutions, Belkin reduces its costs in researching ways the technology could be applied.Most venture capitalists and technologists agree that the age of IoT is coming, but to get consumers excited, early adopters need to prove the value proposition. Belkin, with its WeMo series of products, seeks to reach these early IoT adopters.Cisco, a competitor to Belkin, released a report estimating IoT will be a $14.4 trillion market over the next 10 years. IoT is smart energy today, controlling Christmas lights with your iPhone tomorrow, and a refrigerator that knows if the milk has spoiled in the near future.Related: Samsung Reportedly Looking to Snatch Up Startup SmartThings For $200 Million Register Now »
This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. April 8, 2019 Every year, the Edison Awards are given to world-changing innovations in a variety of categories. Winners are chosen by a panel of more than 3,000 business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.The following are the 50 winners of this year’s gold award (descriptions provided by winners).Aerospace innovationCommunications, sensors and logistics: Laser communication for aerospace communication networks by MynaricMynaric is a laser communication company which develops and manufactures laser products allowing for high data rate and long-distance wireless data transmission between moving objects in space and the sky, and the ground.Electric propulsion: Alice Aircraft by Eviation AircraftAlice is an all-electric aircraft designed to take nine passengers up to 650 miles at a cruise speed of 240 knots. It’s state-of-the-art technology leverages an IP portfolio that includes thermal management and autonomous landing, as well as distributed electric propulsion, airframe design, industry-leading battery technology and cutting-edge composite body frames.Applied technologyArtificial and human intelligence: Pointillist by PointillistPointillist is the first customer journey analytics platform, designed for CX and marketing teams, that discovers and optimizes customer journeys in minutes rather than weeks — without the help of data scientists. It directly ties customer journeys to hard metrics like revenue and churn and orchestrates personalized engagement.Clean manufacturing: MELD additive manufacturing technology by MELD Manufacturing CorporationMELD is a technology for metal additive manufacturing (AM) offering superior performance and flexibility to any other process. Unlike competitors, MELD is a no-melt process and requires no vacuums or chambers, providing users with unique material choices and the power to take AM to environments previously impossible.Cybersecurity: Awake Security Platform by Awake SecurityAwake’s mission is to deliver the secure foundation for the automated and connected workplace. It uses artificial intelligence to combine data with deep security expertise. This helps identify the true attack surface, isolates threats that today go undetected and enables rapid response.Next gen computing: IBM Quantum/Q Experience by IBMWhen IBM unveiled IBM Q, an industry-first initiative to build quantum computers for business and science, the team ensured the technology would be made available to everyone.Portable productivity solutions: Tactical Welder by UltraTech International, Inc.The Tactical Welder is a battery-powered welding system that is entirely portable and produces more power than anything like it on the market. The Welder works off of a single battery pack capable of generating 300 amps.Robotics: Hadrian X by FBR LimitedThe Hadrian X construction robot is a fully automated 3D robotic bricklaying system capable of building a house in two days. Hadrian X uses FBR’s Dynamic Stabilisation Technology, which corrects for environmental factors in real time enabling precision robotics in large scale outdoor applications.Technology market solutions: Multicloud Manager by IBMIBM Multicloud Manager is an open technology that provides a single console for companies using both public and private cloud capabilities with existing on-premises business systemsThreat defense and security: Atropine Autoinjector by Joint Project Management Office — Medical Countermeasure Systems (JPM-MCS)Adapting Agile methodology and novel partnerships accelerated delivery of a new Atropine Autoinjector to treat troops exposed to nerve agents. Overlapping Iterative and Incremental Development and collaborations enhance readiness for military and first responders against deadly chemical threats.Athletics, sports and recreationAdvanced design: PowerDolphin by Powervision Robot CorpThe PowerDolphin is a dynamic and innovative streamlined design with a robust body featuring state of the art hardware for scientific research and outdoor fun in any body of water.Sports analytics: Statcast by Major League BaseballTechnology has changed what we know about the game of baseball and Statcast gives viewers a more informed and intriguing perspective to enhance their experience. In stadium data capture implemented by MLB that tracks high resolution player and ball positional information provides brand new metrics presented in a visually engaging way on television and other mediumsConsumer electronics and information technologyEmployee management and services: Spoke by SpokeSpoke provides a simple, integrated ticketing system and knowledge base. It learns to answer the simple stuff on its own and who to send the more complex issues to. The more you use it, the better it gets. Integrations with chat apps like Slack means Spoke works the way employees already do.Hearing technology design: Eargo Max by EargoUnlike traditional, behind-the-ear aids, Eargo Max is a rechargeable hearing aid that fits discreetly inside the ear. Patented Flexi Fibers (soft, medical-grade silicone) suspend in the ear canal for a natural sound experience, and amplify sounds within the line of sight (versus surrounding noises).Personal robots: temi the personal robot by temiTemi combines smart display abilities and a sound system with autonomous navigation to connect users to their friends, smart devices and video communications, hands-free. Temi sees its surroundings and users to deliver an unparalleled human-robot experience with day-to-day usability.Smart devices: INNER REFLECTION by Elliptic LabsINNER REFLECTION is based on unique, innovative, AI-driven software technology that improves and expands the capabilities of a smart speaker/personal assistant, making it more useful to users. Powered by ultrasounic virtual sensors, the product is aimed at device OEMs and enables their devices to detect and react to human presence and respond to gestures.Consumer goodsAdvanced image capture: doubletake by NexOptic Technology Corp.Doubletake utilizes a patented Blade OpticsTM lens system, which supports doubletake’s powerful long-range focal length ability in a thin, compact device. It uses two 12 MP cameras, one wide-field and one narrow-field, that allows the user to zoom in and out rapidly. At under 2 pounds, less than 3.5 inches thick and IP67 rated, it’s ideal for long-distance and turbulent journeys. It is the next generation of binoculars.Home solutions: Day2 by UnileverDay2 is the world’s first dry wash spray: an air-o-sol which revives clothes instantly, so they look, feel, and smell just-washed — no machine needed. Combining the latest in fabric care technology with a premium hardware solution, each bottle saves a wash-load and eases the burden on the planet.Personal care: ClipDifferent Pro by ClipDifferentThe ClipDifferent Pro is an automatic fingernail clipper that trims nails safely and effortlessly, regardless of physical ability. With the simple touch of a button, it can restore independence for those with limited vision, motor dexterity, arthritis and a host of other disabilities.Personal protection system: B’zT by B’zTB’ZT is a smart t-shirt that has a washable chipset pre-embedded in the clothing. When a child wearing one of our shirts wanders off, the B’ZT App issues alarms to prevent any missing child.Wireless charging: Cota by OssiaCota safely delivers targeted power without wires, charging pads or line of sight, opening new paths to innovation for companies and communities, providing a way to fulfill the promise of the Internet of Things, and eliminating the negative environmental and safety impacts of wires and batteries.Energy and sustainabilityEnvironmentally friendly solutions: AGT Hybrid Greenhouse by Ancon Development CorporationA patent-pending design uses the cool air drawn from the earth to naturally cool and moderate the greenhouse temperature. This can significantly reduce energy consumption and bills by up to 80 percent. For new greenhouse constructions, this means a vastly reduced carbon footprint for cities.Smart climate control: LG DUAL Inverter Smart wi-fi Enabled Window Air Conditioner by LG ElectronicsLG is the first to offer variable-speed compressor room air conditioners in the U.S. These models constantly adjust speed, maintaining desired temperature and greater energy efficiency of 25 to 40 percent, depending on the model. LG is the first to earn the 2018 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award for the product.Smart lighting: View Dynamic Glass by ViewNatural light is needed to live a healthy and productive life, but the ordinary window is not optimized to provide it. View’s smart glass windows let in natural light and views, and enhance mental and physical well-being by reducing headaches, eyestrain and drowsiness. They also reduce glare and heat, improving the energy efficiency by up to 20 percent.Solar advancements: ENGAGE PV Polyolefin Elastomers by The Dow Chemical CompanyENGAGE PV Polyolefin Elastomers (POEs) are high performance resins designed for photovoltaic (PV) encapsulant films. ENGAGE PV POEs have superior electrical resistivity and weathering stability that enable affordable renewable energy by increasing the reliability and lifetime of PV systems.Health and wellnessFood tech solutions: Food Freshness Card by Natures Natural Solutions LLCThe world’s newest product and technology to assist with the $1.2 trillion problem of food waste. The U.S. Patented Food Freshness Card works inside and outside of a refrigerator and extends shelf life anywhere from farm to fork. Used by Supermarkets, on pallets for shipments and in the home.Mental health digital resources: Objective Zero App by Objective Zero FoundationThe Objective Zero App instantly and anonymously connects the military community via voice, video and text to a nationwide network of support comprised of their peers, mental health professionals, and civilians as well as wellness resources and tools to prevent suicide.Industrial designComfort designs: Octaspring Aircraft Seat Cushions (Economy & Business Class) by VanemaPowered by Octaspring Aerospace technology, these seat cushions create a comfortable sitting experience through dozens of individual comfort points, ergonomic zoning and 8X better breath-ability all while saving up to 30 percent of seat cushion weight, contributing directly to lowering CO2 emissions in-flight and on ground.Innovative servicesInternet of Things: NearSky by CIMCON Lighting, Inc.The NearSky platform is a hub that connects different devices using wired and wireless interfaces. Leveraging the existing streetlight network and adding devices to it instead of building a new one, enables cities to achieve the vision of a Smart City. The platform is comprised of the NearSky 360 sensor hub and cloud-based NearSky StreetVibe information hub.Living, working and learning environmentsEdutech: The zSpace Laptop by zSpacezSpace delivers spatial content enabling experiential learning through student-centered activities aligning to core and career and technology education curricula. Students can lift, examine and manipulate virtual simulations from the screen to gain a deeper understanding of STEM concepts.Training simulators and industrial safety: Fire Rover by Fire Rover, LLCThe Fire Rover is the only fire elimination solution that fights incipient fires & explosions that combines: automated thermal detection, remote human verification and remotely operated on-site suppressant/elimination.Materials science and engineering3D printing machines: Vulcan I by ICONICON built the first permitted, 3D-printed home in America with nonprofit New Story using the Vulcan I mobile 3D printer. The gantry-style printer will be printing the first community of 100 homes in an underserved population in 2019 with the goal of printing each home for $4,000 at about 650 square feet.Automotive materials and manufacturing: BiPolar+ 3D Structure Solid-State EV Battery Pack by ProLogium TechnologyAn EV battery pack made of inlay (core material of ProLogium solid state battery cell) with 3D structure package tech. This game changer design provide EV battery pack with 70 percent cost, 50 percent volume, 80 percent weight and an intrinsically safe promise to users.Coating and packaging materials: TF-BOPE XUS 59910.08 by The Dow Chemical CompanyXUS59910.08 is a newly developed bimodal polyethylene product which enables the production of stiff/tough/clear BOPE films on a commercial tenter frame line. It promotes down-gauging and recyclability of packaging materials, which help to reduce the carbon footprint of packaging industry.Lubricants: AtomLube All Purpose Grease by NanoMech, Inc.Retail aisles and every maintenance shops are swarming with products with no clear distinction but drawing consumers with attractive packaging. This overwhelms busy professionals and maintenance groups often leading to confusion and major shutdowns. Market research revealed great opportunity if SKUS can be reduced with a universal product.Tools of tomorrow: Vibram O.B.M. by Ironclad Performance WearIronclad and Vibram partnered together, integrating Vibram shoe sole technology into the palm of an Ironclad engineered glove. This resulted in a glove with unparalleled durability, grip, and fluid channeling characteristics, which can be used in a wide variety of industrial safety applications.Media, visual communications and entertainmentExperiential art: Smartify by MOBGEN | Accenture InteractiveUsing AI, users can receive rich information about scanned artworks through audio, video and augmented reality. App users can also save favorites into a personal collection across venues and share with friends. The idea for Smartify grew out of a human need to create meaningful connections with art. Making stories behind art more accessible and reframes the use of devices in galleries as engagement rather than distraction.Studios and holograms: HYPERVSN by HYPERVSNSeeing is believing! 3D holograms floating in mid-air? This is something that no one expect to see. With a new interactive ability this becomes a game changing way to communicate and get your message across. Super bright, full HD resolution, portable, no glasses required!Medical/dentalAdvanced surgical instruments: LessRay by NuVasiveLessRay is a hospital O.R. radiation reduction and workflow enhancement platform that integrates with traditional mobile C-arm systems, used to take x-ray images of the patient’s anatomy during surgery. The platform improves low-dose x-ray quality, anatomical visualization and O.R. workflow.Cancer therapy: QGel Assay Kit for Colon Cancer Organoids by QGel SAQGel takes cancer tumor-biopsy cells and grows them in miniaturized environments of customized QGel formulations, designed to mimic the complex biological environment of the patient’s body. We then test many drugs to find which will work best for that patient, before treating the patient.Dental treatments: Invisalign Treatment with mandibular advancement by Align TechnologyInvisalign treatment with mandibular advancement is the first clear aligner solution for Class II correction in growing tween and teen patients. This new offering combines the benefits of the most advanced clear aligner system in the world with features for moving the lower jaw forward while simultaneously aligning the teeth.Diabetes management: Guardian Connect CGM System by MedtronicThe Guardian Connect system is the first smart standalone CGM system to help people with diabetes using multiple daily insulin injections (MDI) outsmart high and low glucose events. The system uses the power of real-time sensor glucose data, advanced algorithms and customizable, predictive alerts to notify people when sensor glucose levels are predicted to go too high or too low — up to 60 minutes in advance.Diagnostics: Pattern System by HerbstThe Pattern System transforms the way we identify and treat human infections by reducing the lab time to identify the pathogen and perform antibiotic susceptibility testing from two days to just two hours. The Pattern system uses microfluidics and artificial intelligence to optimize patient outcomes saving millions of lives each year and changing the course of healthcare.Lab advancements: 3M Petrifilm Rapid E. coli/Coliform Count Plate by 3MQuality assurance professionals can use this sample ready, two-in-one indicator test for E. coli and total coliform monitoring in an actionable time-frame of 18 to 24 hours. The ready-to-use solution further enables processors to obtain accurate results reduce inventory hold times and protect consumers.Medical technology and tools: iN: The World’s First Cognitive Patient Care Assistant by InspirenInspiren’s passionate team of practicing nurses and technologists creates iN: the first cognitive patient care assistant utilizing AI, computer vision and machine learning. iN analyzes the real-time physical and digital environment of patients to eradicate harm caused by human error.Patient experience: Tablo Hemodialysis System by Outset MedicalOutset Medical is rethinking the dialysis market, which has seen little innovation in decades. Tablo functions like a dialysis clinic on wheels. It was designed to reduce costs and complexity while improving the patient experience — expanding the how, when, and where dialysis can be provided.Surgery robotics: Monarch Platform by Auris Health, Inc.Auris Health is ushering in a new era of medical intervention with its Monarch Platform. The Monarch Platform is an innovative flexible robotics platform designed to dramatically improve patient outcomes, enhance physician capabilities and lower costs to the healthcare system.Social innovationArtificial intelligence: Project Debater by IBMProject Debater pushes the frontiers of AI research to facilitate intelligent debate between machine and human. That interaction can help create well- informed arguments leading to better decisions.Humanitarian technology: We Care Solar Solar Suitcase 3.0 by We Care Solar and Arrow ElectronicsThe We Care Solar Suitcase is a highly-efficient solar energy system powering emergency obstetric care in developing countries. The portable, easy-to-use device includes medical quality lighting, fetal monitors, cell phone and battery charging capabilities and headlamps with rechargeable batteries.Transportation and logisticsAutonomous vehicles: QuadSight by Foresight Automotive Ltd.The QuadSight quad-camera stereoscopic vision system offers unparalleled obstacle detection capabilities for autonomous vehicles by fusing visible-light with thermal imaging. The system detects obstacles of any shape, form or material, under all weather and lighting conditions.Passenger protection: Guardian Optical Technologies by Guardian Optical TechnologiesGuardian Optical Technologies has developed breakthrough, patent-pending sensor technology for occupancy detection in vehicles, encompassing 2D, 3D and motion analysis in a single sensor designed to enable automobile manufacturers to produce safer, more convenient “passenger aware” vehicles at a lower cost. OEMs will be able to consolidate many sensors in to one Guardian sensor.Transportation technology: Seakeeper 2 by Seakeeper, Inc.The Seakeeper 2 eliminates up to 95 percent of boat roll for boats 27 to 32 feet and runs solely on 12-volt DC power with no need for a generator or AC input. It is 22 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than our previous smallest model and can be installed on deck level, inside a customized leaning post. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free 15+ min read