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Archives for January 2018
Speech Technology Recognized AppTek as a Star Performer in its 11th Annual Speech Industry Awards
McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 24, 2018 Applications Technology (AppTek) has been recognized as a Star Performer by SpeechTech, the speech industry’s lea…
Haute Residence welcomes acclaimed real estate, agent Jason Kapit to its invitation-only real estate network. As a Haute Residence partner, Kapit exclusively represents the high-end real estate markets in Southwest Ranches, Parkland and Weston, Flor…
LanzaTech will license TeselaGen’s proprietary cloud-based informatics solution and will collaborate closely with TeselaGen, extending its state-of-the-art biological design platform to include artificial intelligence capabilities that speed up the design process.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) January 23, 2018
Developing biological solutions for transformative products like carbon-negative biofuels requires innovative use of molecular design technology. Today, TeselaGen Biotechnology Inc. and LanzaTech announced that LanzaTech will license TeselaGen’s proprietary cloud-based informatics solution and will collaborate closely with TeselaGen, extending its state-of-the-art biological design platform to include artificial intelligence capabilities that speed up the design process.
“Automated biological design is an essential foundation for our carbon recycling technology and TeselaGen has a reliable platform for modern industrial DNA design and cloning,” said Michael Koepke PhD, Director of Synthetic Biology, LanzaTech. “The modular private-cloud approach will work well with our current systems and will accelerate our discovery efforts for sustainable chemicals production. This collaboration will emphasize not only our current capabilities but will advance analytic approaches dictated by our datasets, moving us closer to a carbon smart future!”
As a secure enterprise quality addition to LanzaTech’s advanced R&D infrastructure, the TeselaGen private-cloud platform will enable scientists at LanzaTech to advance their research finding new ways to reliably modify microbes that produce low carbon fuels and chemicals from waste emissions, including those from heavy industry or from gasified municipal solid waste or agricultural residues.
Michael Fero PhD, Chief Executive Officer, TeselaGen, said, “TeselaGen is building a platform that utilizes advanced analytics to automate and optimize protocol generation and information flow for biomanufacturing. Biotechnology is essentially an information technology; improving the flow, handling and interpretation of information is a tremendous accelerant for biotech product development. LanzaTech has been a valuable partner during the development of our Design module, and we are now ideally positioned to close the loop with the Build and Test modules which are so important for the collection of well-curated data for advanced analytics and deep learning. Bio-based product development at a fraction of the traditional cost is the goal. LanzaTech is doing great work to build better “carbon smart” industrial processes and products and we are very happy to be a part of accelerating that effort.”
LanzaTech has developed a unique microbial capability that captures and recycles a broad spectrum of gases for fuel and chemical production with over 50 different molecules demonstrated. Proprietary microbes combined with innovative approaches in bioreactor design and process development have enabled rapid scale up to take place. The first 2 commercial units converting steel mill waste gases to fuels are being built; in China with Shougang and in Belgium with the world’s largest steelmaker, ArcelorMittal. Across the supply chain, LanzaTech promotes a “carbon smart” circular economy, where both gas providers and end users can choose to be resource efficient by recycling or “sequestering” carbon into new products rather than making them from fossil reserves. Founded in New Zealand, LanzaTech has raised more than US$250 million from investors including Khosla Ventures, K1W1, Qiming Venture Partners, Petronas, Mitsui, Siemens, China International Capital Corp, Suncor, China International Investment Corporation (CITIC) and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund.
TeselaGen is building a deep learning powered solution for rapid, precise and accurate DNA making and modification. TeselaGen’s cloud-based enterprise platform bridges the gap between good ideas and the realization of valuable products like vaccines, biologic medicines, and sustainably sourced chemicals. Positioned at the intersection between design and biology, TeselaGen is applying forward engineering approaches to design, build and test in the biological realm. TeselaGen is privately held and is based in the software hub of San Francisco, CA. The company has received early recognition in the form of four US National Science Foundation funding awards, a US Department of Energy funding award, Corfo award, and a Bio-IT World Best Practices Award. TeselaGen uses its proprietary Synthetic Evolution® technology for efficient rapid prototyping and editing of recombinant molecules. Follow TeselaGen on Twitter, and learn more at teselagen.com.
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45,000 Students, 6,000 Teachers to Participate in District Wide Reading Challenge Using Beanstack, Online Platform for Reading Programs, Early Literacy Initiatives and Book Clubs
WASHINGTON (PRWEB) January 23, 2018
The District of Columbia Public School System (DCPS) today announced it has launched a citywide reading initiative challenging the DCPS community to read more. “Read Across the City: The Three Million Minute Challenge” starts this month and includes all 115 public schools, encouraging kids, teachers, staff, and parents to read every day, giving them online tools to track books read and the time spent reading them. The goal is to hit three million minutes by April 2018.
“One of DCPS’s strategic goals to ensure all of the district’s K-2 students can read on or above grade level by 2022,” said DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson. ”Building skills in reading takes practice. This challenge makes reading in class, at home, or out in the community even more fun and helps to build habits that will create life-long readers.”
While the challenge is district-wide, each school library has its own individual website where students can track their reading. DCPS is using Beanstack, software that gives libraries tools to facilitate reading programs and makes it easy for users to track how much they’ve read on any computer or mobile device. The online tool also offers book recommendations based on reader preferences.
Each school’s reading goals are based on student enrollment. More than 45,000 DCPS students already have accounts set up through the software so they can easily sign up and start participating. With 6,000 teachers and staff participating and parents encouraged to join in as well, expectations are high. In addition to the “Read Across the City” challenge, schools can use the software to design their own reading initiatives like Marie Reed Elementary School’s “Reed Reads” program, with each school’s minutes being added to the collective total. Individual readers can earn virtual badges specially created for this program based on local landmarks like the Washington Monument, the Big Chair, and the Chuck Brown Sculpture.
Though the goal is three million minutes of reading, the true objective is to enable students to discover the joys of independent reading. Studies show that kids who read more perform better academically; reading just 20 minutes a night can put students in the 90th percentile on standardized tests*. There’s an emerging consensus that giving students agency to read what they want — comics, fiction, fantasy, or any other subject — keeps them motivated, building a culture of reading that will help them be more prepared and even successful in life.
“A big part of promoting literacy is building their knowledge and interest in a range of topics. Not just math, social studies, and science, but whatever interests them,” said Jennifer Boudrye, the director of Library Programs for DCPS. “School should be a place where students are encouraged to choose what they read and explore new topics. Reading is fun! It’s important kids realize that early on.”
The threemonth program will also support DCPS’s recently unveiled strategic plan, “A Capital Commitment,” which calls for all district students to read at or above gradelevel by grade 3. By incorporating caregivers along with their children, the reading challenge also promotes one of their stated priorities: deepening partnerships with families, so that the entire community is engaged and involved in children’s learning.
Felix Brandon Lloyd, co-founder of Beanstack, is proud the company’s online tracking tools will make it easy for everyone to be part of such a bold initiative. “Beanstack was created to help kids and their families find great books and inspire them to read,” he says. “We’re excited to work with all the public schools of the local Washington D.C. area to motivate young and old alike to get out there and read.”
Thirty challenge winners will receive a 50-new book kit filled the industry’s best books from Junior Library Guild (JLG) from Media Source, Inc. In addition, each school will be awarded a one-year subscription to JLG—a $1200 value—and can choose from over 75 categories of PreK-12 grade fiction and nonfiction books for their schools.
“We are so pleased to be supporting the DCPS’ citywide reading initiative and partnering with Beanstack to fuel literacy, learning and community,” said Steve Zales, CEO of Media Source, Inc. “Our mission is to help educators provide equitable access and equal opportunity to literacy and learning. Providing the challenge winners with exceptional books is just our way of saying thanks for furthering the pursuit of developing lifelong learners.”
The first school specific programs launched on December 1, with more rolling out throughout the city over the whole month. The “Read Across the City: Three Million Minute Challenge” began on January of 2018.
*SOURCE: Nagy, W. E., R. C. Anderson, and P. A. Herman. 1987. Learning word meanings from context during normal reading. American Educational Research Journal 24: 237–70.
Beanstack (http://www.beanstack.com) is an online platform for local families to participate in reading programs, early literacy initiatives, and book clubs. The service provides tools to track reading and earn incentives, as well as sending personalized emails or text messages recommending a book or upcoming event. For libraries and schools, Beanstack makes it easy to register patrons, create reading and activity challenges, and produce detailed reports. The entire experience is set apart by the software’s easy usability and customized, mobilefirst design. In 2018, Beanstack plans to launch a firstofitskind mobile app designed to encourage reading all year long.
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Currently, the global wind turbine operations and maintenance market is moderately consolidated with the major players such as Suzlon Group, Siemens Wind Power GmbH, GE Wind Turbine, Gamesa Corporation, and Enercon GmbH ahead of the curve.
San Francisco, CA — (SBWIRE) — 01/22/2018 — The fact that fossil fuel resources are limited, and the pollution caused by its usage is causing an apparent danger to our environment, the alternatives that are promising to reduce the dependencies are gaining popularity. As the demand for renewable energy and zero emission power systems increase, the demand in the global wind turbine operations and maintenance market is expected to increment at a notable CAGR during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025.
In the recent past, government initiatives across various countries have given necessary thrust to the production of various components such as gearbox, blades, yaw, generator, and hydraulic pumps, which are prone to failure and require regular monitoring and servicing. With effective maintenance, the failure rate can be reduced which in turn will increase the efficiency with lowered downtime. While onshore applications currently serve the maximum demand in the global wind turbine operations and maintenance market, increased offshore exploration activities across the globe will help this segment to emerge at a rapid rate in the near future.
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Currently, the global wind turbine operations and maintenance market is moderately consolidated with the major players such as Suzlon Group, Siemens Wind Power GmbH, GE Wind Turbine, Gamesa Corporation, and Enercon GmbH ahead of the curve. These major players aggressively look to extend their agreement with wind farms while aspiring to find new ones at the same time. Apart from reliable and cost-effective condition monitoring techniques, after sale services are of optimum valuation in this market, and those who will maintain a stronghold will have to impress their end users with efficient relationship. Nordex SE, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technologies, Co. Ltd., Upwind Solutions, Inc., and Guodian United Power Technology Company Ltd. are some of the other notable players operating in this market.
Global Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance Market: Overview
Wind turbines are capable of producing vast amounts of electricity at competitive prices, provided they are efficiently maintained and operated. Being a cleaner, greener source of energy, wind energy is also more reliable than other sources of power generation. Therefore, the demand for wind energy is slated to soar over the next few years, fuelling the growth of the global market for wind turbine operations and maintenance. By application, offshore and onshore wind turbine operations and maintenance are the two major segments of the market.
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Global Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance Market: Key Trends
The rising number of aging wind turbines emerges as a considerable potential for the growth of the market. The increasing downpour of funds from financial institutions and public and private investors has also been playing a significant role in the expansion of the market. On the other hand, insufficient number of skilled personnel, coupled with increasing costs of logistics, remains a key concern restricting the growth of the market. However, the growing demand for offshore wind turbines across the globe is likely to materialize into fresh opportunities.
Global Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance Market: Market Potential
A number of market players have been offering diverse services with a view to make a mark in the global market for wind turbine operations and maintenance. For instance, Scotland-based SgurrEnergy announced the provision of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, as a part of its inspection services. Detailed and accurate assessments of wind turbines can be obtained through these drones, which are fitted with cameras, with four times quicker inspections than traditional methods, claims the company. This new approach has not only reduced downtime, but also has prevented the risks faced by inspection personnel.
The increasing number of approvals and new projects is preparing the ground for a rising demand for wind turbine operations and maintenance. In March 2017, for example, the Scottish government approved the installation of eight 6-megawatt wind turbines off the coast of Aberdeen, towards the northeast. The state of Maryland in the U.S. will witness the installation of a new offshore wind plant, encouraging greater adoption of wind energy in the country. The U.K. has also been keeping pace with the developments, with the installation of a 400-MW offshore wind farm, off the Sussex coast throughout 2017. The Rampion project will be developed by E.on, who has partnered with Canada-based Enbridge Inc. and the UK Green Investment Bank plc.
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Global Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance Market: Regional Outlook
Based on geography, the global market for wind turbine operations and maintenance has been segmented into Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World (RoW). Countries such as India, China, Spain, France, Germany, Scotland, and Brazil are some of the prominent users of wind energy and are therefore likely to account for a considerable share in the market. In the U.S., favorable government policies are backing the growth of the market. For instance, in 2013, a legislation that permits energy companies to transfer the costs of offshore wind credits to ratepayers was approved. Asia Pacific is a market with vast potential, with India and China being major contributors aiding the expansion of the market.
Global Wind Turbine Operations and Maintenance Market: Competitive Analysis
Some of the major companies operating in the global market for wind turbine operations and maintenance are Gamesa Corporacion Tecnologica, Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technologies, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Upwind Solutions, Inc, GE Wind Turbine, Guodian United Power Technology Company Ltd., Nordex SE, Enercon GmbH, Siemens Wind Power GmbH, and Suzlon Group. A number of firms have been focusing on mergers and acquisitions to extend their presence across new regions.
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Litner + Deganian, P.C. understands the financial burdens associated with obtaining an education beyond high school. That’s why they created this $2,500 scholarship program.
ATLANTA (PRWEB) January 22, 2018
Litner + Deganian, P.C., an Atlanta, GA personal injury law firm, recently launched their 2018 scholarship program to help the next generation of college students realize their educational and professional goals. The $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to the winner of a contest to create an educational infographic on the dangers of distracted driving.
“Education beyond high school can be incredibly expensive, even with financial aid. We want to make it easier for students to achieve their full potential,” said Steve Litner, a founding partner at Litner + Deganian.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed 3,444 lives in 2015, the most recent year on record, and injured 391,000. Teens made up the highest proportion of distracted driving crashes. Litner + Deganian’s experience representing the victims of car, truck, and motorcycle accidents involving distracted drivers has made them acutely aware of the lack of education in this area.
“We’ve worked with so many clients who’ve been injured by distracted drivers,” said Litner. “One person’s decision to send a text, check social media, or shift focus away from the road for a moment can change another person’s life. We want to help the public—and especially teens—understand that it’s never worth it.”
Contest participants will create infographics using data from the government, private agencies, or nonprofit organizations. Litner + Deganian attorneys will review the submissions, determining the winner based on the creativity of the design, the quality of sources, and the applicant’s potential for academic success.
Litner + Deganian plans to use the winning infographic to help educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving. The contest is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are attending or plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university in the fall 2018 semester. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. Litner + Deganian will select a winner April 20, 2018. Additional information can be found at http://www.litnerlaw.com/scholarship.
About Litner + Deganian, P.C.
Litner + Deganian is a neighborhood personal injury law firm with offices in Decatur, GA, and Stone Mountain, GA, serving clients locally and across Georgia. Formed by longtime friends Steve Litner and Arman Deganian, the firm handles a variety of personal injury cases and operates under the philosophy of servant leadership, where personalized interactions are the norm, not the exception. Visit us at http://www.litnerlaw.com.
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Brooklyn, NY — (SBWIRE) — 01/19/2018 — This report studies the global Inflatable Packaging market, analyzes and researches the Inflatable Packaging development status and forecast in United States, EU, Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia. This r…
Approyo named one of the "10 Cloud Providers to Watch in 2018" by CRN
MILWAUKEE (PRWEB) January 18, 2018 Approyo, a leading enterprise provider of cloud-centric SAP solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Compan…
London, UK — (SBWIRE) — 01/18/2018 — A new charity is helping to elevate the standards of living in one of the world’s poorest areas, the South Asian region of Bangladesh.
The Nabir Foundation was founded by businessman and philanthropist Fareed Nabir. Born and raised in the UK, Fareed developed a keen interest in philanthropy, setting out to find ways of using his business acumen for a charitable purpose. It is from this kernel that the Nabir Foundation gre, enabling the organisation to go from strength to strength over the last few years. They built their first school in 2012, and since 2014, Fareed has dedicated himself to developing the charity so it can help more and more people lead better, longer, and healthier lives free from the effects of poverty.
Currently, the Nabir Foundation builds approximately four homes a year, ensuring safe, secure housing becomes more accessible for those in the greatest need. In addition, the foundation is working to develop sustainable practices which will ultimately help the area to thrive independent from reliance on aid. By helping to support new schools, provisional housing and medical care, the Nabir Foundation is ensuring those suffering the effects of poverty are given the chance to build a brand-new future.
“Bangladesh is still a developing nation, regularly hit by natural disasters like cyclones and floods, which can often slow progress,” says Fareed. “Our long term goal is to help Bangladesh become more self-reliant by having a big, positive impact on standards of living in the region. Short term goals include giving better access to education, clean water, medical care and housing – the building blocks of life.”
As well as shining a light on these vital issues in some of the country’s most deprived areas, Nabir hopes his example will help prove how valuable the philanthropic efforts of ordinary people can be. The foundation relies upon careful planning and charitable donations to continue this vital work, and strives to give communities the chance to rebuild. With the help and support of their generous donors, the Nabir Foundation will continue to grow and communities throughout Bangladesh will be able to thrive.
Find out more or get involved at the official website www.nabirfoundation.org.
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