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Blackjack Wins Boosted 5% this Friday Happy Hour at Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes

Carrying on their new tradition of adding a little more happiness to Friday Happy Hour, Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are boosting all Blackjack wins by 5% this Friday between 7:00 and 10:00 pm Eastern. -   - “Summer time and the livin' is easy,” said Intertops' poker manager.  ...

UNESCO hands equipment to increase coverage of community radios in Tanzania

Recently, UNESCO Dar es Salaam Office handed over equipment for increasing coverage of four community radios in rural areas in Tanzania. The equipment was donated to Baloha FM located in Kahama district, Uvinza FM, Pangani FM and Mkoani FM located in Pemba Island. Speaking during the handover ...

Marriott International Activates NBA Partnership Across Four Continents

Marriott International, the world's leading lodging company, is continuing its relationship with the National Basketball Association to serve as the official sponsor of several marquee events, including the  NBA China Games 2017, the  NBA Mexico City Games 2017, the  NBA  London Game  2018, and ...

Secretary Perdue Announces Tony Tooke as New Forest Service Chief

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tony Tooke will serve as the new Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Tooke has worked for the Forest Service since age 18 and currently is the Regional Forester for the Southern Region. Following the announcement, Secretary Perdue this statement: ...

ZEISS continues to advance digitalization of eye care

ZEISS continues to lead in advancing the digitalization of eye care with the acquisition of Veracity Innovations, LLC, led by renowned ophthalmologists Dr. Kyle Smith and Dr. Kerry Solomon. By intelligently synthesizing relevant critical data for specific clinical applications across the spectrum of ...

General Services Administration Selects Harris Corporation for $50 Billion Multi-Award Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions IDIQ Contract

The U.S. General Services Administration has selected Harris Corporation for the 15-year, $50 billion ceiling, multiple-award Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions IDIQ contract. The contract, awarded during the first quarter of Harris' fiscal 2018, has a 5-year base period with two five-year ...

Atos forms global reseller alliance with Dell with 8 to 16 sockets Bullion servers

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, strengthens its relationship with Dell EMC through a new reseller agreement in which Dell EMC will resell Atos' high-end 8 to 16 sockets x86 Bullion servers. This new agreement is in line with the ambition of both parties to accompany customers in ...

New Nissan LEAF – amaze your senses

The new Nissan LEAF will be revealed September 6, 2017 in Japan. Packed with our most advanced technologies, the redesigned next-generation LEAF will amaze your senses and raise the bar for the electric vehicle market. Being 100% electric and zero-emissions, the new Nissan LEAF, an icon of Nissan ...

UPDATE August 21, 2017 - Statement on the Global 7000 Aircraft Flight Test Program

Safety is our top priority. Our test pilots, following an occurrence last week, followed standard procedures and returned to base uneventfully. Bombardier and GE have determined that the root cause of last week's reported occurrence was an isolated event. The Global 7000 aircraft program's flight ...

BASF submits new Revysol fungicide for North American registration

BASF submitted the regulatory dossier for its newest active ingredient Revysol® fungicide to registration authorities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Revysol fungicide will be available in customized formulations to provide growers with a high-performing disease control solution to help ...

Nearpod Named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, Ranks 942 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 465%

Inc. magazine today ranked Nearpod, the ed-tech platform that lets K-12 teachers find, create and distribute digital learning experiences, NO. 942 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Nearpod ranks as the number 16 fastest ...

Code18 Interactive Launches Two New Client Blogs

Goodness On The Go is a recipe and healthy lifestyle blog from GoGo squeeZ, America's leading brand of squeezable applesauce. Offering an array of healthy recipes, nutrition tips, and fun activities, Goodness On The Go is a blog that helps on-the-go families be a little happier and healthier every ...

Fujifilm's J Press 720S Accelerates Short-runs at Floor Productions

Hanover Park, IL, August 22, 2017 - FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division's J Press 720S enables Dalton, Georgia-based Floor Productions to increase profitability and competitive advantage with short to medium runs.   -   - “The J Press 720S is almost the culmination ...

British Airways Offers Return Flights For Just £35 And 9,000 Avios

Customers can book now, enabling them to plan a last minute post-summer getaway or a Christmas market break. Return prices and destinations include: - - - • Nice - £35 plus 9,000 Avios - • Amsterdam - £35 plus 9,000 Avios - • Zurich - £35 plus 9,000 Avios - ...

Brain's Self-Regulation in Teens at Risk for Obesity

In a small study that scanned the brains of teenagers while exposing them to tempting “food cues,” researchers report that reduced activity in the brain's “self-regulation” system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity. The researchers used functional MRI scans ...

Boeing Awarded Design Work for New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Boeing will develop its preliminary design for America's next intercontinental ballistic missile through a $349 million U.S. Air Force contract announced today. Boeing and Northrop Grumman each received risk-reduction contracts for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program, which will ...

Airbus and Cathay Pacific: a long-term partnership reaches new heights

Yesterday's concert of Hong Kong's Asian Youth Orchestra was hosted by Airbus in partnership with Cathay Pacific and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office. As one of the world's most respected pre-professional orchestras, AYO provides a platform for young classical musicians from around Asia to ...

China's Educational Reforms Open More Doors for Children's Books Publishers at the BIBF

Children's book has taken over the publishing landscape of China. The high production of reading materials for the young audience started rising since the implementation of the 2020 educational reforms back in 2000. A report by Beijing-based retail tracking service called OpenBook confirmed that ...

Welcome Michael DeAngelo, Chief People Officer

As Chief People Officer, Michael is responsible for all aspects of HR and Organizational Development at Mozilla Corporation with an overall focus on ensuring we're building and growing a resilient, high impact global organization as a foundation for our next decade of growth and impact. Michael ...

“Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts From the Susan Grant Lewin Collection” Presents the Rare and Radical

“Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection,” opening Nov. 17, celebrates the recent gift from the renowned collector to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. On view through May 28, 2018, the exhibition, co-curated by Ursula Ilse-Neuman and Cooper Hewitt, features ...

Featured Author Event: Alex Gilvarry

Alex Gilvarry will discuss and sign copies of his second novel  EASTMAN WAS HERE   at McNally Jackson Booksellers on Tuesday, August 22, at 7:00 p.m.  Following his widely acclaimed debut, FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A NON-ENEMY COMBATANT, the author employs the same thoughtful, yet dark sense of humor ...

Wolters Kluwer Wins Six Clarion Awards

The Clarion Awards were created in 1972 by The Association for Women in Communications. The awards honor excellence in 100 categories for all types of media companies, from large companies to nonprofit associations. The awards include: American Journal of Nursing - - Magazine Feature Article, ...

Children's Makeup Removed from Shelves after Reports of Possible Asbestos and Heavy Metals

In July, media outlets from coast-to-coast broadcasted reports about the possible discovery of hazardous materials in makeup marketed to young girls. According to the news reports, a powdered makeup product sold at one of the leading national chain stores for young girls may have contained asbestos ...

The new BMW M5

The new BMW M5 takes BMW M GmbH into new territory, with M xDrive all-wheel drive featuring in the high-performance sedan for the first time. This change of tack sees the M5 exploring new dynamic dimensions and offering greater everyday practicality in all driving conditions. The new car is ...

Nokia drives key European research project 5G-MoNArch to bring 5G mobile network architecture from concept to real world

Nokia today formally launched the 5G MoNArch research project. Supported and financed as part of Phase II of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership - under the auspices of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme - 5G MoNArch will put fifth-generation mobile network ...

Whitney Espich named CEO of MIT Alumni Association

Whitney T. Espich, an accomplished leader in alumni relations and development, has been named by President L. Rafael Reif as the next CEO of the MIT Alumni Association . Espich is currently executive director of communications, events, and donor relations for MIT's Office of Resource Development , ...

Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and activists released after being arrested for protesting against oil drilling in Norway

Six activists have been fined for breaching the safety zone around the oil rig, Songa Enabler, on Thursday. Greenpeace considers the  arrest by the Norwegian authorities to be unlawful  as the protest was carried out in an area where the activists have a right to protest peacefully in connection ...

“Hackathon” to bring rapid innovation to New South Wales' government and public safety agencies

Motorola Solutions will host its first ever “hackathon” in New South Wales - an event that will be a fast-paced, 48-hour challenge to develop technology solutions to overcome complex operational challenges faced by the state's government and public safety agencies. The event will take ...

EPA Announces Appointment of Trey Glenn to Region 4 Administrator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the appointment of Trey Glenn of Alabama to become Regional Administrator for EPA's Southeast Region .  Mr. Glenn will employ his 22 years of environmental and regulatory experience in leading the environmental protection ...

Nokia selected by Telia and Telenor to manage TT radio network in Denmark -

Nokia will take over all operational and development tasks of Telia and Telenor's radio access network in October 2017, and provide network planning and optimization, network implementation, and network operations for the network that consists of more than 4,000 mobile sites around the country. This ...

Hedge Fund Adviser Charged for Inadequate Controls to Prevent Insider Trading

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that hedge fund advisory firm Deerfield Management Company L.P. has agreed to pay more than $4.6 million to settle charges that it failed to establish, maintain, and enforce policies and procedures reasonably designed to prevent the misuse of ...

Renowned Designers and Architects to Judge and Mentor Aspiring Global Talent at Lexus Design Award 2018 -

The judges and mentors for the Lexus Design Award 2018 were announced today. Now in its sixth year, this prestigious international competition seeks to discover and nurture a new generation of talent. The event attracts thousands of aspiring creatives from around the world, and inspires them to ...

Ford Furthers Global Electrification Expansion; Signs MoU In China with Zotye Auto To Explore New All-Electric Vehicle JV

Ford Motor Company - building on its global promise to provide customers with affordable and capable electric vehicles - today announced the signing of aMemorandum of Understanding with Anhui Zotye Automobile Co., Ltd., a major manufacturer of zero-emission all-electric vehicles in China. The ...

Honda CR-V Named "2017 Best New Car for Teens" by U.S. News & World Report

With a primary focus on safety, U.S. News & World Report awarded the 2017 Honda CR-V as the 2017 Best New Car for Teens in the SUV and Crossover category with MSRPs from $25,000 to $30,000. The all-new 2017 CR-V includes many passive and active safety features such as the available Honda ...

Nokia drives key European research project 5G-MoNArch to bring 5G mobile network architecture from concept to real world - Press Release

Nokia today formally launched the 5G MoNArch research project. Supported and financed as part of Phase II of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership - under the auspices of the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme - 5G MoNArch will put fifth-generation mobile network ...

Samsung's Bixby Voice Capabilities Now Available in Over 200 Countries Globally

Samsung Electronics today announced that Bixby's voice capabilities have expanded to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, allowing millions of consumers to experience a smarter way to interact with their phones. In addition to South Korea and the United States, consumers in countries ...

Partnership with ESL: Mercedes-Benz enters eSports

Dr Jens Thiemer, Vice President Marketing Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars: 'Our wide-ranging international commitment to sport allows us to accommodate the interests of our diverse target groups. As a brand, we maintain close contact with our customers, are able to build up empathy and to become an ...

Verizon, Ericsson, and Qualcomm eclipse previous record with Gigabit LTE speeds reaching 1.07 Gbps in lab trial

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated , have surpassed the Gigabit speed barrier. The companies achieved an industry first with commercial silicon and network infrastructure with 1.07Gbps   download speeds using the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM X20 LTE ...

Linksys Announces the First True Gaming Router to Help Gamers Dominate with 77% Reduced Peak Ping times for Less Lag

Linksys, a leader in home and business networking solutions and Rivet Networks, makers of the award winning line of high-performance Killer™ Networking products for desktop and notebook PCs, today announced at Gamescom   in Cologne, Germany, the upcoming availability of the new Linksys ...

Mercedes-Benz Cars at the 2017 International Motor Show : Exciting new models and innovative event formats from the inventor of the automobile

With the Mercedes-AMG Project ONE the sports car and performance brand is celebrating the highlight of its 50th anniversary. This hypercar with Formula 1 hybrid drive technology points the way to AMG's 'Future of Driving Performance'. A new smart showcar shows an intelligent solution for shared ...

DJI Spark Firmware Update Enhances Flight Safety

The new firmware update enhances Spark's battery management system to optimize power supply during flight. In addition, the new firmware has added support to fully integrate Spark with the DJI Goggles, optimized the PalmLaunch function for better stability after takeoff, improved the accuracy of ...

EXCLUSIVE: National Geographic Captures One of The First Images of the Solar Eclipse from Plane Above the Pacific Ocean

National Geographic captured one of the first images of the “Great American Eclipse” before it crossed the U.S. by partnering with Airbnb. Early morning, one winner and guest of Airbnb's Night At Solar Eclipse contest  boarded a private jet and headed for the Oregon coastline to ...

Competition for Top Bonuses is Fierce during Jackpot Capital's $280,000 Picnic Hunters Bonus Event

This summer, Jackpot Capital Casino players are competing with each other for $280,000 in Picnic Hunter casino bonuses.  They're discovering picnic baskets filled with goodies as they visit America's favorite National Parks. Exploring the Rocky Mountains, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and ...

Indoor Environmental Testing to Prevent the Spread of Fungal Diseases in Puerto Rico

Last week was the first annual observance initiated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Fungal Disease Awareness Week. The week of recognition is meant to heighten awareness of fungal diseases, many of which can cause severe illnesses or even death.   -   - The CDC reports, ...

Potential Worker Exposures to Mercury and Asbestos Results in OSHA Complaint

This summer, multiple media outlets reported about a worker who tested positive for elevated levels of mercury after working on a project at a New Hampshire power generating facility. The employee has filed a complaint with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration claiming workers were not ...

Banca IMI Securities to Pay $35 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs in Continuing SEC Crackdown

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that broker Banca IMI Securities Corp. , an indirect, wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, has agreed to pay more than $35 million to settle charges that it violated federal securities laws when it requested the ...

Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status

Diet is believed to play a role in cancer risk. Current research shows that an estimated 30% of cancers could be prevented through nutritional modifications. While there is a proven link between obesity and certain types of cancer, less is known about how the ratio of energy to food weight, ...

Behavior theory may offer key to ensuring infants are put to sleep safely

It is still common for infants to be placed in unsafe sleeping positions by their caregivers, report researchers from Yale and Boston University . Fewer than half of infants are always placed on their backs for sleep, the recommended safe sleep position. Several factors affect the likelihood of a ...

Belize moratorium on offshore oil activity landmark step forward for marine conservation

The Belize government's decision to introduce critical legislation to establish a permanent moratorium on offshore oil activity in and around the Belize Barrier Reef has been welcomed by WWF, Oceana and other members of the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage as a landmark step forward for ...

Hot and cold: Global endurance test for the new Cayenne

The third generation of the Porsche Cayenne is in the starting blocks. The new edition of this successful model, which has achieved more than 760,000 sales since 2002, has undergone a complex and challenging series of examinations. Taking place across the globe and under extreme conditions, the ...