In response to the devastation wrought by Saturday’s earthquake and powerful aftershocks in Nepal, the Ad Council has joined the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for International Disaster Information (USAID CIDI) to launch a series of television, print and digital public service advertisements (PSAs) encouraging Americans to make financial contributions to disaster relief efforts. The PSAs direct audiences to visit CIDI.org/NepalRelief, where they can contribute to support the short and long-term recovery operations, providing supplies and services to those affected by the earthquake.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7512851-ad-council-nepal-earthquake-relief/
A recently published scientific study from Lund University by lead researcher Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, MD, PhD found that subjects who were trying to lose weight and used the patented spinach extract Appethyl on a daily basis lost 43 percent more weight compared to those ingesting a placebo.
In this clinical trial, overweight women were given either a daily five gram dose of Appethyl or a control drink immediately before breakfast. Researchers found that the weight of the women ingesting Appethyl decreased significantly at 43 percent more than subjects ingesting the control drink.
This is one of three studies that also compared the effects of Appethyl after 90 days with those found after the first dose and found no decline of effects, indicating that Appethyl takes effect after the first dose and is just as effective after long-term use. One study showed that Appethyl reduced hunger by 25 percent four hours after consumption, in addition to reducing thoughts about food by 33 percent.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7426951-appethyl-spinach-extract/
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider, unveiled its FusionCube for SAP HANA solution for Sinopec at the CeBIT 2015 today.
Sinopec is one of the world's largest integrated energy and chemical Groups, ranking No.3 in Fortune Global 500 in 2014. With continuous expansion of Sinopec's services, the financial report system data rapidly increases. “With the increasing applications in these years, our user base and service plane grow continuously and more and more data needs to be processed. In the era of Big Data, efficiency data processing and analysis was high on the agenda." said Li Jianfeng, Deputy Director of the Information Management Department of Sinopec, "We decided to use SAP Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) HANA after comparison. But this technology cannot work without a hardware platform. Finally, we chose Huawei as our long-term partner to test and optimize the platform."
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7479051-huawei-joined-hands-with-SAP/
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI), a world-class research institute dedicated to the study of information biology, is using DataDirect Networks (DDN) SFA® high-performance storage engine-based GRIDScaler GPFS parallel file system to perform rapid, accurate Ebola outbreak modeling for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).
A team of 30 researchers and scientists on VBI’s Ebola rapid response team initially provided DTRA and West Africa’s Ministries of Health (MOH) with short-term forecasts on vaccine production and disease spread.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7429756-ddn-gridscaler-vbi-ebola/
Seasoned business man Bill Foley, Hockey Vision Las Vegas and community leaders have joined together to launch a season ticket drive in support of bringing an NHL team to Las Vegas. Tickets will go on sale at www.VegasWantsHockey.com at 1:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
“The goal of the season ticket drive is to demonstrate the long-term viability of an NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and prove that our community, without question, can support a team,” said Foley. “I think this team will not only bring Las Vegas the excitement of its first major league sports franchise, it will bring renewed enthusiasm to the Las Vegas youth – developing and impacting them in a positive way.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7424551-vegas-wants-hockey/
Triax Technologies Inc and Washington Youth Soccer have announced a long-term partnership to track and assess head impacts among top level youth players. Findings from the large scale collection of data will be used to identify trends and potential risks to inform training protocols which will be publically shared to encourage best practices.
Players from the Washington Youth Soccer Elite Player Development (EPD) program (U12-U18) will wear the Triax Technologies Smart Impact Monitors (SIM™) as they compete in the prestigious US Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Program (ODP) Championships January 8–11 in Phoenix, AZ, and will continue throughout their careers with Washington Youth Soccer.
Triax SIM™ devices are worn in comfortable, unobtrusive headbands to record head impacts, and transmit data in real time from the field to a smart phone or tablet on the sideline. This cutting edge technology allows players to track up to 180 individual head impacts measuring the G–force of direct hits and jarring through linear and rotational measures.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7416151-triax-technologies-impact-monitoring/
On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people and displacing approximately 1.5 million. Children were orphaned; families were left homeless; and homes, schools and hospitals destroyed. Five years later, SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest organization providing care for orphaned and abandoned children, remains unwavering in its ongoing, long-term commitment to the people of Haiti.
“Efforts to rebuild the most affected areas move at a slow place, and the need to support vulnerable children and families remains high. Many of the children and families who survived the earthquake lost everything and experienced severe emotional trauma,” said Lynn Croneberger, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages – USA. “In 2010, we made a strong commitment to support these survivors. Thanks to generous donors and the Government of Haiti, we are able to continue to provide support to Haiti’s most vulnerable.”
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7409351-sos-children-village-milestones/
Findings from continued clinical studies of investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy, CTL019, demonstrate its potential role in the treatment of certain types of lymphocytic leukemia. In one long-term study of pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), results showed that 36 of 39 pediatric patients with relapsed/refractory (r/r) ALL, or 92%, experienced complete remissions (CR) with CTL0191.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7393851-novartis-new-ctl019-clinic-data-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia/
Eight out of 10 people will be affected by back pain at some point during their lives, making it the No. 1 cause of disability worldwide and resulting in as much as $200 billion in lost wages and productivity. Many sufferers struggle for years to find relief, but treatment options often only provide short-term relief or, in the case of pain medication, carry serious side effects, including drowsiness, liver damage and potential for addiction. Now, thanks to Hocoma, a leader in the development of robotic and sensor-based medical devices for functional movement therapy, consumers have a new way to improve and sustain low back health in the comfort of their own home.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7370551-hocoma-innovative-medical-device-therapeutic-gaming-technology-valedo-low-back-health/
Fresh videos, information and links relating to the stress experienced by America's 15 million+ family caregivers for people with dementia are now available in the Brookdale Alzheimer's Resource Center. The new topics include:
A woman describing the impact of her mother-in-law's dementia on her family: Video
How spouses and adult children experience caregiving differently: Video and text document
Ways that caregivers can protect their own brain health: Text document
Long-distance caregiving, the symptoms of caregiving stress, dealing with caregiver guilt, being a healthy caregiver and caring for the caregiver: Links to information and a webinar
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7087731-brookdale-senior-living/
As the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease soars, so does the number of family caregivers. Over 15 million people are taking care of loved ones with dementia in the home, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Sixty percent say the emotional stress is high and more than a third report depression symptoms. To help, Brookdale is offering a free webinar for family caregivers during November, National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The company, America’s largest provider of dementia care, is also offering a web-based Alzheimer’s Resource Center and other expert information.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7087731-brookdale-senior-living/
Reply, specialises in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media, announces Breed Reply (www.breedreply.com), a new Reply advanced incubator for funding, accelerating and supporting the growth and establishment of ideas and start-ups around the Internet of Things (IoT) across Europe and the USA.
Breed Reply has already been active in setting up a growth project with Xmetrics (www.swim-xmetrics.com), a company that offers an innovative device for swimmers. Xmetrics uses sensors, electronic components and software via mobile devices, to enhance the training sessions of professional and amateur swimmers, analysing their main biometric parameters and their real time performance. Breed Reply has signed a "term sheet" for an investment of £675,000 for , 30% of XMetrics.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/72762565-reply-launches-breed-funding/