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ComForcare Home Care in Greenville, NC expands its home care team to provide a higher level of patient care. Greenville, NC, May 2013 – ComForcare Greenville is pleased to announce that it is expanding its staff in order to accommodate the growing number of clients in its care.  ComForcare Home Care is a locally owned and operated non-medical home care agency that serves the greater Greenville area.  The company recently filled three new positions to help meet the increasing demand for home care services in the region. “We are so pleased to be able to expand our team with such incredible individuals,” shares ComForcare owner, Mrs. Preston von Arx.  “This will allow us to provide services to a greater number of people in need in our community.” Laura Harris was hired in February as a part time Physician and Community Liaison.  Harris is a social worker and has over ... (more)

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces Delivery of Its Third 52,000 dwt Newbuilding Product Tanker, STI Ruby

MONACO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/05/12 -- Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) (the "Company") announced today that it has taken delivery of STI Ruby, the third MR vessel under its previously announced Newbuilding program. STI Ruby is the third of ten vessels scheduled for delivery under the Company's Newbuilding program. Upon delivery, the vessel began a time charter for up to 120 days at $18,250 per day plus an adjustment based on the fuel consumption. The vessel was partially financed by drawing down $23.0 million on its Newbuilding Credit Facility with Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB. About Scorpio Tankers Inc. Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns one LR2 tanker, four LR1 tankers, one Handymax tanker, four MR tankers, and one post... (more)

Luna Gold Announces Appointment of a New Director

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/06/12 -- Luna Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE:LGC)(OTCQX:LGCUF)(LMA:LGC) ("Luna Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Lindqvist as a Director of the Company. Dr. Lindqvist possesses more than thirty-five years of international exploration experience, and has participated in gold discoveries across a broad spectrum of geologic terrains. Dr. Lindqvist has served as the Vice President of Exploration for Homestake Mining Company, and as the Executive General Manager of Exploration for Newcrest Mining Limited. He is presently a director of Orosur Mining, Evolving Gold Corp., Andean Gold Ltd., and Canada Coal Inc. Dr. Lindqvist has a Ph.D in Applied Geology from the Royal School of Mines in London, and is a member of the Aus IMM, SEG, and AIME. Dr. Lindqvist's previous discovery experience includes:... (more)

Belkin Announces New Accessories for Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 7”

Belkin today unveiled 12 new sleeves and covers for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7”. Featuring a mix of fabrics, patterns and features, Belkin’s new designs offer maximum style, functionality, and protection on the go. Portfolio Sleeve (F8N883) (Photo: Business Wire) “As a Made for Kindle partner, we wanted to enhance the great features of the Kindle Fire HD 7” with a line of accessories that accommodates all tastes and lifestyles,” said Patrick Sullivan, director of product management for Belkin. “Upgraded materials and finishes including genuine leather, chambray and metallic reflect a new emphasis on personal style, while innovative design components like a magnetic tab that easily tucks out of the way when open and a new slim, y-frame stand for viewing allow you to get the most out of your new device, whether you want to use it at home or on the go for reading, bro... (more)

Kingsborough Community College Named One Of The Nation's Top Ten Community Colleges By Aspen Institute

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Regina Peruggi, president of Kingsborough Community College (KCC), today announced that  KCC, Brooklyn's only community college, was named one of ten finalists for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America's community colleges. KCC, selected from an original pool of more than 1,000 community colleges, is one of the top ten entering the last stage of the competition for the $1 million prize fund that will be awarded in March in Washington D.C. to the winner and up to four finalists-with-distinction. The prize recognizes the most outstanding institutions for achievements in four areas: student learning outcomes, degree and college completion, labor market success in students securing jobs after college, and minority and... (more)

U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for September 13

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13: HUMMINGBIRDS Profile America — Thursday, September 13th.  An unusual event gets under way today in the two small Texas towns of Rockport and Fulton — the annual Hummingbird Celebration.  Some 6,000 people will celebrate the spectacular fall migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds from their northern nesting grounds to winter locations in Mexico and Central America, including their 500 mile flight over the Gulf of Mexico.  One activity is capturing and banding hummingbirds to track their movements.  Nearly 14 million people across the U.S. enjoy bird watching each year.  More than 30 million others get out their cameras to photograph birds and other wil... (more)

Bulk Christmas Party Supplies Make Holiday Event Planning Easy

ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The winter holiday season is fast approaching, and with it comes the stress of hosting, planning and decorating for great Christmas parties. Specialized party blogs, such as our very own, often offer helpful party tips and advice that will help you keep your sanity during the holidays. My Paper Shop.Com has recently released numerous new Christmas themed bulk party ensembles and accessories that will add joy and color to your holiday table setting. All new Christmas discount party supplies are available and can be found exclusively online at http://www.mypapershop.com/ in bulk quantities and wholesale prices. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121003/LA85641) Our new Christmas party collection, Christmas Glitz, is an upscale design accented with chic glitter and jewel embellishments. The line is available in red,... (more)

Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign Launched by dressbarn and Conversation

NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- National women's retailer dressbarn has launched "Paint the Country Pink," a multi-platform, integrated campaign for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Marketing agency Conversation played a major role in the campaign, contributing to overall strategy, as well as designing and developing the website and mobile site. A long-time supporter of breast cancer awareness initiatives, dressbarn worked closely with Conversation to create the campaign, which engages consumers through a variety of channels: in-store, online, social media, blogger and PR outreach and SMS messaging. The first phase of the campaign kicked-off in mid-September with "Ruby is Lost," which focused on Ruby, a fun-loving puppy who's the face of the campaign, traveling cross-country to spread the word about breast cancer awareness. A symbol of unconditional lo... (more)

"The Campaign to Escape Completely" Update: Princess Surprises Passenger with a Free Cruise!

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help people get away from it all with its current "The Campaign to Escape Completely" initiative, Princess Cruises surprised one lucky passenger with a mystery "Golden Ticket" winning the ultimate prize – a free cruise. Captured in a video, Ruby Princess passenger Mr. Marsh, from Canada, was randomly selected and his stateroom steward placed a "Golden Ticket" under his pillow. He then was asked to join a special cocktail party where Princess crew members asked him to reveal his surprise – a free Caribbean Getaway cruise for two! The light-hearted "anti-negativity" campaign was inspired by the line's employees who wanted to play off the current election theme but instead spread some cheer and help people escape from the discouraging headlines. The video is part of a series which are cast entirely wi... (more)

Canon U.S.A., Ron Howard and the Public Select 91 Winning Photos for “Project Imaginat10n” Which Will Inspire Short Films Directed by Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Biz Stone, Georgina Chapman and James Murphy

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, Ron Howard and the public, have selected 91 winning photographs from the “Project Imaginat10n,” contest where five innovative celebrities – Eva Longoria (film and TV actress), Jamie Foxx (Academy Award® winner), Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa) and James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem) – will direct short films based on ten of the photos. A consumer vote helped narrow down the photographs, where one of the selected winners’ photos was chosen by Ron Howard in the “Discovery” category to be a thematic tie across the celebrities’ films. The directors will now each select one additional photograph from the other nine storytelling categories that personally inspire them, ultimately utilizing ten photos to represent their creativity and imagination. In addition t... (more)

Virgin Casino Awarded Top Casinomeister Ranking

LONDON, October 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Casino, part of the leading online gaming company, Virgin Games, has been awarded top marks by Casinomeister (http://www.casinomeister.com) - the online gaming industry's leading player forum, advocate of fair play and consumer rights - in its new ranking of its accredited online casinos. Virgin Casino, alongside 32Red, received the highest score of 9.5 out of a possible 10. Every casino starts at ten points and for each category points are removed or added determined by hierarchies in that category. Areas that were rated include game software providers, type and quality of games,   responsiveness to issues, payments and ability to engage and interest players through creative promotions.  Jurisdictions were also rated, with Alderney - where Virgin Casino holds its license - being amongst the highest rated.  Finally, poi... (more)

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...