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Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgHotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu)  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileHotelest Limited is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and is engaged in the tourism and hospitality industry where, through the company’s subsidiary, Constance Hotels Services Limited, owns and operates hotels. Hotelest Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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What can its bond issues show us about the Rolls-Royce share price?

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Karl Loomes has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. What can its bond issues show us about the Rolls-Royce share price? I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img Karl Loomes | Friday, 6th November, 2020 | More on: RR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Bonds and shares are often seen as opposites by many investors. This is not exactly true, though. While debt and equity are to a certain extent opposite, as investments they are more like two sides of the same coin. This is why I think its latest bond issues have a lot to tell us about the Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price.What moves a share price moves a bond yieldSo we are all on the same page, a quick explanation about bonds. A bond is simply a securitised loan. Rather than borrowing from a bank, a company (or government) allows people to ‘buy’ its debt – loaning it money – for a guaranteed interest rate (called a yield).5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As with a personal loan, a company’s ability to borrow money is subject to a credit score (for bonds, this is a credit rating set by three main ratings agencies). The higher the chances of not being able to pay back its debt, the higher yield a company is forced to offer to entice people to buy its bonds.The similarity with shares, then, is easy to see. The same prospects that determine a share price are mostly the same factors that influence the yield a firm must offer in its bonds. Things like earnings, broader market trends and the global economy impact both. Good prospects mean a high share price and a low yield, and vice-versa.The Rolls-Royce yield vs. the Rolls-Royce share priceIn the case of Rolls-Royce, we can see this quite clearly in its latest bond issue. Last month the company issued £2bn worth of bonds in the European markets. Across three countries, these six-year bonds had yields ranging from 4.625% to 5.75%. The European benchmark for the six-year bond is currently just 3.73%.For those of us who look more often at the Rolls-Royce share price, this did not come as a surprise. The risks are obvious: the UK is now in a second lockdown; coronavirus looks set to dominate the global markets well into 2021; a vaccine, meanwhile, still seems to have a lot of questions surrounding it.Would you feel secure lending Rolls-Royce money right now?The Rolls-Royce share price is almost a quarter of the value it was at the start of this year. The company makes most of its money from the maintenance of its engines, in addition to selling them in the first place. If planes are not flying, they don’t need their engines maintained.Even worse, it seems like the airline industry may be suffering a once-in-a-generation catastrophe. Who knows how long it take to will recover? A global economic recession is a real possibility. If this happens, airlines will be going from the frying pan into the fire.Rolls-Royce needs moneyThe bond issue does not just reinforce what we already know, however. It could also have an impact itself. The company needs money. Last month it announced a £2bn rights issue (a more direct hit to the Rolls-Royce share price) as well as the bonds.With these yields being so high, the company has committed itself to large loan repayments. This could be a drain on cash flow at a time when it can’t afford it. Its bond may not just have things in common with the Rolls-Royce share price, but may even be a driver of it in the future. As such, I’m unlikely to buy the shares for my own portfolio any time soon. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Karl Loomeslast_img read more

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Gov’t squeezes workers, bloats Pentagon

first_imgA recent hiring freeze for federal employees is one of a barrage of anti-worker laws and executive orders recently put forth by the Trump administration. These serve as a cover-up for gutting the people’s social safety net, on the way to implementing brutal capitalist austerity.Existing legal “safety net” protections have been woven and won through decades of struggle by oppressed communities and workers’ organizing. These are the victories under attack when Trump’s white-supremacist “special adviser” Steve Bannon boasts in coded language that his plan is the “deconstruction of the administrative state.”Right now, federal workers and the unions representing them are being hit on three fronts: wages and hiring are being frozen, worker due-process rights are being destroyed, and labor union strength is being weakened. One in five federal workers are Black (opm.gov), in a sector that has historically provided them with job security and growth.Particularly hard hit are both Maryland and Virginia, home to approximately 300,000 federal workers in the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. President Trump’s proposed $54 billion to the DOD will not trickle down nor benefit civilian employees who work there. The money will only increase the profits and power of the military-industrial complex and the promotion of imperialist wars and invasions in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.The Department of Veteran Affairs already needs 45,000 new workers due to the injuries of soldiers who have served as cannon fodder for capitalism in recent wars. The hiring freeze hurts workers and the injured vets.Federal worker unions are under direct attack by the administration’s proposal to do away with “official time.” That is the time a union representative uses to represent workers in grievances, negotiate contracts or address issues with management. This union work gets done on employer time with no loss of pay for the representative.Now, to add insult to the administration’s injury, Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) has introduced a bill to penalize union representatives by not counting “official time” toward the representative’s retirement or pension. (Washington Post, March 8)A further attack on VA workers is the proposed VA Accountability First Act of 2017. This would gut worker protection by lowering the burden of proof an employer must provide for a termination and eliminate the “just cause” factor, to be replaced with “just because!” In addition, the proposed law would drastically limit the amount of time a federal-sector union is given to appeal worker discipline, suspension or termination notices.The attacks on federal workers are part of a larger assault on workers and oppressed people as a whole. Facing cutbacks are vital social services like Meals on Wheels for seniors lacking full mobility and environmental protections that prevent corporations from increasing profits by endangering people with water and air pollution. Housing in poor and oppressed communities is being cut back or “left up to the states to decide” — to discriminate.It will take more than letters to Congress to oppose these draconian measures. It will take street heat and mass protests. A good start would be a massive general strike on May Day!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Ethanol Misinformation Clutters 2016 Campaign Coverage

first_img Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Jan 25, 2016 SHARE Ethanol misinformationBob DinneenThe 2016 presidential campaign’s Iowa kickoff is almost here, and with the Hawkeye state the center of attention in the race so too is ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard, but there has been plenty of misrepresentation of the industry along the way. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen is at least pleased that most candidates have been supportive.“I think it’s instructive that of the 14 major party candidates running for president right now, 12 of them have expressed support for the RFS and the only 2 that have not, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, have each gone out of their way to dust off their ethanol bona fides by talking about the need for market access and their efforts to get EPA and government regulation out of the way, so quite frankly all of the presidential candidates are talking about ethanol today.”But the media play of ethanol has been inaccurate at times, for example when they refer to a corn ethanol subsidy.“There actually is no subsidy for corn ethanol. We gave that up in 2011. They talk about the RFS being a subsidy for corn ethanol and we’ve got to try and explain that no, in fact the RFS is really just leveling the playing field. It is a mechanism to provide market access because the oil companies control gasoline infrastructure.”Dinneen also pointed out that some media have erroneously referred to the RFS as a corn ethanol mandate when there is no actual mandate for corn ethanol.“There is a mandate for renewable fuels that can be filled by biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable gasoline, advanced biofuels, but in fact the RFS limits the amount of ethanol that can be used in the program.”While Senator Ted Cruz has been criticized for his proposal to phase out the RFS over 5 years, Dinneen says the Texas senator is largely supportive of ethanol. But Dinneen would like to see Cruz focus more on the subsidies that oil companies receive. Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Ethanol Misinformation Clutters 2016 Campaign Coverage Previous articleBeck’s Acquires Former Syngenta Seed Illinois Production FacilityNext articlePlanting Decisions Unclear for 2016 Andy Eubank Ethanol Misinformation Clutters 2016 Campaign Coverage SHARElast_img read more

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Freeway Crash Injures One in Pasadena Thursday Afternoon

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Paramedics transported at least one person to an area hospital from a crash Thursday afternoon that involved at least three vehicles on Foothill (210) Freeway, east of Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena.The condition of the injured was not immediately known. The crash on the westbound freeway was reported to the California Highway Patrol about 2:10 p.m..According to the CHP, there was a report of a blue Mercedes-Benz hitting the center divider wall and smoking badly. Following that crash a black Mercedes-Benz also hit the center divider wall.There was also a report of a red coupe that had crashed. Paramedics rushed an occupant in that car to an area hospital. A SigAlert was issued at 2:25 p.m. for approximately one hour to allow the fire department to put out a car fire. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes latest #1 Freeway Crash Injures One in Pasadena Thursday Afternoon Published on Thursday, January 3, 2013 | 7:15 pm Subscribe Top of the News last_img read more

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Take a Trip to Mars without Leaving Pasadena

first_imgScience and Technology Take a Trip to Mars without Leaving Pasadena From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | 9:18 pm 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Subscribe Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business Newscenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Erisa Hines, a driver for the Mars Curiosity rover, based at JPL, also talks to participants in “Destination: Mars.” Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MicrosoftA group of researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena have been working on a new technology that will eventually allow scientists to work on Mars, in virtual reality – or, to be exact, “mixed reality.”Based on their research, NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to offer the public a guided tour of an area on Mars using mixed-reality headsets called OnSight. These will be unveiled in “Destination: Mars,” an interactive exhibit which opens at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida this summer.A pilot group of scientists at JPL now uses OnSight in their work supporting the Curiosity Mars rover’s operations.“We’re excited to give the public a chance to see Mars using cutting-edge technologies that help scientists plan Curiosity’s activities on Mars today,” said Jeff Norris, project manager for OnSight and “Destination: Mars” at JPL. “While freely exploring the terrain, participants learn about processes that have shaped this alien world.”Using the mixed-reality devices, guests at “Destination: Mars” will virtually visit several sites on Mars, reconstructed from real imagery taken by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover which has been exploring the planet since 2012. Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin will serve as a holographic tour guide on the journey.JPL’s Erisa Hines, who remotely drives Curiosity Mars rover, will also appear holographically, leading participants to places on Mars where scientists have made exciting discoveries and explaining what have been learned so far about the planet.“This experience lets the public explore Mars in an entirely new way. To walk through the exact landscape that Curiosity is roving across puts its achievements and discoveries into beautiful context,” said Doug Ellison, visualization producer at JPL.Abigail Fraeman, a Curiosity science team member at JPL, uses OnSight to make recommendations about where the rover should drive and which features to study in more detail. Recently OnSight helped her and a colleague identify the transition point between two Martian rock formations, which they would like to study in further detail.“OnSight makes the whole process of analyzing the data feel a lot more natural to me,” Fraeman said. “It really gives me the sense that I’m in the field when I put it on. Thinking about Martian geology is a lot more intuitive when I can stand in the scene and walk around the way I would if I were in the field.”“Destination: Mars,” utilizing the same technologies and datasets as OnSight , will offer participants a glimpse of Mars as seen by mission scientists at JPL.“The way a scientist would use this is that shortly after rover images come down from Mars, we will build a virtual version of Mars immediately and then stream it to their devices,” Alex Menzies, with JPL’s augmented-reality program, tells KABC. “They’ll be able to walk around on Mars, and identify potential new science targets, decide where they want to take pictures and plan out future drives of where they want to go.” Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Nextech AR Virtual Events Platform (VXP) Selected to Host The 2021 Ontario Dental Association’s…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– Nextech AR Solutions (Nextech) (OTCQB: NEXCF) (NEO: NTAR) (CSE: NTAR) (FSE: N29), a diversified leading provider of augmented reality (AR), virtual event live streaming experiences plus services for 3D ads, eCommerce, and education, today announced that the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) which represent more than 10,000, or nine in 10, dentists across the province, has selected Nextech AR’s Virtual Experience Platform (VXP) to host this year’s virtual Annual Spring Meeting (ASM21) taking place May 6-8, 2021. The Annual Spring Meeting is the ODA’s signature event. As the ODA continues to adapt to an ever-changing world of virtual learning and interactivity, it was important to select a robust all-in-one solution that allowed them to host every component of this year’s virtual conference under one platform. Nextech’s deep industry experience and full-service capabilities will allow the ODA to hit the ground running and provide attendees and sponsors alike with a truly unique experience. Using Nextech’s VXP, attendees will have access to fully interactive immersive discussions featuring a roster of top-notch speakers and keynotes, scalable-secure video-streaming, chat and a number of augmented reality experiences including an interactive Exhibits Floor for sponsors, which will aid in bringing an in-person-like element to attendees’ experience this year. The ODA anticipates approximately 150 exhibitors for the 2021 show, representing small, medium, and large dental manufacturers, distributors, and retailers from around the globe. Many attendees of ASM21 will be looking to receive continuing education (CE) credits during the event, a process which is challenging to translate to a fully virtual environment. To this end, Nextech’s VXP will utilize AI to enable accurate tracking of attendee journeys through ASM21’s 50+ sessions and virtual workshops to allow for seamless administration of CE credits throughout the entirety of the event. Evan Gappelberg, CEO of Nextech AR comments, “The ODA’s Annual Spring Meeting is one of the most respected dental conventions in North America and we are delighted to partner with them for this year’s event.” He continues, “Our platform is not just a virtual event platform but a highly secure experiential platform and our partnership with the ODA is just one of the latest examples of how our proprietary features give us a competitive edge allowing us to beat out our competition again and again in the multibillion-dollar virtual events market.” Nextech’s platforms have serviced dozens of Fortune 500 businesses such as Amazon, Viacom, Johnson and Johnson, Bell Canada, UNESCO, Dell Technologies, Luxottica, Vulcan Inc, Boehringer Ingelheim, TEDx, Grundfos, and Arch Insurance. Security is a core feature of the company which reported a breakthrough in security with the help of Fastly, an edge computing company. Bringing token authentication to the edge greatly enhances security and performance, which is essential for Nextech to collaborate with additional Fortune 500 companies in the near future. To learn more about Nextech AR, please visit www.Nextechar.com About the Ontario Dental Association The ODA has been the voluntary professional association for dentists in Ontario since 1867. Today, we represent more than 10,000, or nine in 10, dentists across the province. The ODA is Ontario’s primary source of information on oral health and the dental profession. We advocate for accessible and sustainable optimal oral health for all Ontarians by working with health-care professionals, governments, the private sector and the public. For helpful dental care tips, visit www.youroralhealth.ca Recent Company Highlights:February 16, 2021: The Company announced it has hired Zak Mcleod formerly of Fastly: FSLY as Senior Director of Sales – EMEA. The company is also pleased to announce that Rory Ganness formerly of Salesforce.com: CRM has joined the Nextech team as Director of Enterprise Sales-North America .February 10, 2021: The Company announced the launch of version 2.0 of its AiR Show app, an application that turns your favorite music artist into a ‘live’ hologram that you can interact with in your living room, providing an immersive and engaging AR experience.February 9, 2021: The Company announced that its Virtual Experience Platform (VXP) will host this year’s virtual Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF) taking place September 21-24, 2021.February 8, 2021: The Company announced the launch of new standardized chat features within its Virtual Experience Platform /VXP) and recently-launched ARoom collaborative streaming solution. Nextech will also offer the chat platform, as a stand-alone SaaS service externally, increasing the company’s revenue potential for 2021.February 3, 2021: The Company announced that the Canadian Dairy XPO (CDX) has selected Nextech AR’s Virtual Experience Platform (VXP) to host its 2021 trade show, taking place virtually on April 7-8, 2021.February 1, 2021: The Company announced that it has been invited to Microsoft’s Global Education Partner Summit (GEPS), taking place virtually on February 8-10, 2021.January 29, 2021: The Company announced Society of Physician Leaders (CSPL) has selected Nextech AR’s Platform to host this year’s Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership (CCPL) taking place April 26-29, 2021.January 26, 2021: The Company announced in partnership with ARB Meetings and Events it has signed a six-figure annual contract to supply its InfernoAR video conferencing and virtual events platform to NAMD.January 25, 2021: The Company announced that Strategic Site Selection (SSS), a 15 year old site selection leader in the meeting and events industry, has selected Nextech AR as a preferred channel partner, making Nextech’s industry leading virtual experience platform and services available to SSS clients.January 20, 2021: The Company announced that Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Services platform will be a standard offering across its virtual experience platforms and consumer apps enabling hyper-scalable, secure, and immersive events and applications for users.January 15, 2021: Company has signed a renewal agreement with Poly with an initial value of $470,000 for a six-month term and the potential for additional revenue after the six months.Record Q4 2020 Total Bookings of $7.3 million +275% growth over the same period last yearCEO Evan Gappelberg purchased 250,000 shares. This purchase brings his 2020 purchased shares to 1,279,885 common shares of Nextech.Announced the launch of its ground-breaking “Genie in a Bottle” human hologram AR marketing platform and new eCommerce store for its TruLyfe brand of human supplements.Announced that it is expanding its services into the Asia-Pacific market after establishing a presence in Singapore. To support this expansion, Nextech has hired Yau Boon Lim, a technology industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience in strategy, planning, marketing, operations, and business management for various industries in the Asia Pacific market. Lim has held leadership positions within global enterprise technology companies, driving marketing and strategies for blue chip global tech companies, including IBM where he led marketing management, Motorola where he was Head of Strategy and Planning, and SAP where he was Vice President of Marketing for the Asia Pacific market. Lim is based out of Singapore.Coex chooses Nextech as its hybrid virtual event platform partner. Coex is a global leader in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events (MICE); it hosts over 200 exhibitions and 3,000 meetings & events in-house each year in Korea at the Coex convention and exhibition center. Coex also organizes numerous exhibitions throughout Korea and abroad, with international reach in Vietnam, Indonesia, and China.The Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) has chosen Nextech AR’s Virtual Experience Platform (VXP) to host its 2021 Annual General Meeting, taking place May 10-13.Launched a new collaborative streaming solution with AI and AR enhancements, that integrates with its existing Virtual Experience Platform (VXP) and its ARitize SaaS offerings. About Nextech AR Nextech is one of the leaders in the rapidly growing Augmented Reality marketestimated to grow from USD $10.7B in 2019 and projected to reach USD $72.7B by 2024 according to Markets & Markets Research; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 46.6% from 2019 to 2024. The company is pursuing four verticals: Virtual Experience Platform (VXP): An advanced Augmented Reality and Video Learning Experience Platform for Events, is a SaaS video platform that integrates Interactive Video, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality in one secure platform to allow enterprises the ability to create the world’s most engaging virtual event management and learning experiences. Automated closed captions and translations to over 64 languages. According to Grandview Research the global virtual events market in 2020 is $90B and expected to reach more than $400B by 2027, growing at a 23% CAGR. With Nextech’s VXP platform having augmented reality, AI, end-to-end encryption, and built-in language translation for 64 languages, the company is well positioned to rapidly take market share as the growth accelerates globally. ARitize™ For eCommerce: The company launched its SaaS platform for webAR in eCommerce early in 2019. Nextech has a ​‘full funnel’ end-to-end eCommerce solution for the AR industry including its Aritize360 app for 3D product capture, 3D/AR ads, its ARitize white label app, its ‘Try it On’ technology for online apparel, 3D and 360-degree product views, and ‘one click buy’. ARitize™ 3D/AR Advertising Platform: Launched in Q1 2020 the ad platform will be the industry’s first end-to-end solution whereby the company will leverage its 3D asset creation into 3D/AR ads. In 2019, according to IDC, global advertising spend will be about $725 billion. ARitize™ Hollywood Studios: The studio is in development producing immersive content using 360 video, and augmented reality as the primary display platform. To learn more, please follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook, or visit our website: https://www.Nextechar.com. On behalf of the Board of Nextech AR Solutions Corp. “ Evan Gappelberg ” CEO and Director The NEO has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Certain information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking information” under Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “will be”, “looking forward” or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events, or results “will” occur. Forward-looking statements regarding the Company increasing investors awareness are based on the Company’s estimates and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements of Nextech to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, including capital expenditures and other costs. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Nextech will not update any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information that are incorporated by reference herein, except as required by applicable securities laws. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005263/en/ CONTACT: Evan Gappelberg Chief Executive Officer [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CANADA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY HEALTH OTHER TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE AUDIO/VIDEO INTERNET MOBILE/WIRELESS DENTAL HARDWARE ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION SOURCE: Nextech AR Solutions Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 07:30 AM/DISC: 02/17/2021 07:31 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005263/en Twitter Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebookcenter_img Local NewsBusiness TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsApp Nextech AR Virtual Events Platform (VXP) Selected to Host The 2021 Ontario Dental Association’s Annual Spring Meeting Previous articleCockburn, Dosunmu lead No. 5 Illini past Northwestern 73-66Next articlePandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Native American elder Nathan Phillips proposes meeting with KY students

first_imgDONGSEON_KIM/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Native American elder at the center of a racially charged protest in Washington last week said the standoff between himself and a group of teens in red “Make America Great Again” hats that went viral should serve as lesson about racism and bigotry.Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips gained national attention on Friday when video surfaced of his intense confrontation with Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky. Now, the 64-year-old Vietnam veteran said he wants to use his “sudden and unwanted fame” as a teaching tool, according to the Indigenous Peoples Movement, the coalition behind the Indigenous Peoples March.Phillips offered to meet with Covington Catholic High School students and community leaders in Northern Kentucky on behalf of the Indigenous Peoples Movement, to “have a dialog about cultural appropriation, racism, and the importance of listening to and respecting diverse cultures,” the organization said in a statement Monday.“Phillips and others were closing the Indigenous Peoples March with a prayer ceremony in their permitted area when, videos show, two groups without permits — Black Hebrew Israelites and the high school students — began arguing,” the statement said. “Phillips said he approached and stepped between the two groups in an effort to quell the burgeoning conflict through spiritual song.”The incident went viral as video circulated online that showed Phillips standing toe-to-toe with the teenager, singing and banging on a drum, as a predominantly white crowd of Sandmann’s peers appeared to jeer at him.Phillips was criticized online for approaching Sandmann, and President Donald Trump lashed out via Twitter at members of the media for treating the teenager and his classmates “unfairly.”“Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false – smeared by media. Not good, but making big comeback! ‘New footage shows that media was wrong about teen’s encounter with Native American, @TuckerCarlson,” the president wrote Monday night.Sandmann, who was in Washington for the March For Life protest, said he and his family received threats after the incident became public.“I never interacted with this protestor. I did not speak to him. I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. To be honest, I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me,” the teen said in a statement Sunday. “I have received physical and death threats via social media, as well as hateful insults. … My parents are receiving death and professional threats because of the social media mob that has formed over this issue.”Sandmann also accused Phillips of targeting him without reason, but the Native American veteran defended his actions in an interview airing Tuesday on ABC News’ Good Morning America, saying Sandmann’s group had participated in a “vile” back-and-forth with a separate group of protesters earlier, which is why he stepped in.“This happened for two or three hours before I found myself in the middle of that,” Phillips told GMA. “The reason I was in the middle of that was because it came to a point where somebody had to do something.”Video of the encounter showed members of a group calling itself the Black Hebrew Israelites taunting the students and other protesters, calling the Native Americans “Uncle Tomahawks” and “$5 Indians” and the high school students “crackers.”Phillips said the Covington students responded with hateful insults of their own.“I was seeing America be divided by hatred, and I wanted to turn away from this horrible site and I wanted to go away from it,” he told GMA. “I wanted to just ignore it, but then that thought … to my commitment to God, to a better future for all youth the next generation.”Phillips also accused the students of mocking Native American culture and yelling derogatory comments at him.“I wish those chaperons and those teachers would have said this is the wrong behavior for American students to be displaying in our nation’s capitol,” he added. “Where were those teachers, those chaperons? Those kids shouldn’t have been exposed to this backlash.”Now, Phillips said he’s looking to turn a negative moment into a positive one, according to the Indigenous Peoples Movement.“We feel that there is a distinct lack of understanding and appreciation of Native peoples and traditions worldwide. It’s time to address the indecency of culturally appropriating our ritual movements and songs for the enjoyment of non-Native peoples,” Phillips said in an announcement about the proposed meeting at Covington Catholic High School. “So, let’s create space for the teaching of tolerance to happen.”The organization did not say as of late Monday whether school officials had responded to Phillips’ offer.Covington Catholic High School did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment, but the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic School said in a statement over the weekend that they would investigate the incident.“We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general,” the statement said. “We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. 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Dixie State Football Adds Future Opponents

first_img Tags: BYU/Colorado State/Dixie State Football/FBS/FCS/Illinois State/Missouri Valley Conference/New Mexico State/South Dakota State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Wednesday, Dixie State football announced future opponents as the Trailblazers continue to prepare for their Division I era.Three of these four future opponents are from the FCS and one from the FBS.The Trailblazers announced a two-game series with traditional Missouri Valley Conference power South Dakota State in 2020 and 2021. Both games against the Jackrabbits will be at Brookings, S.D.Additionally, in 2020 Dixie State will play two more Missouri Valley Conference games, at Vermillion, S.D. against the South Dakota Coyotes and at Normal, Ill. against the Illinois State Redbirds.In 2021, Dixie State will play at FBS independent New Mexico State at Las Cruces, N.M.The Aggies will historically be the Trailblazers’ first FBS opponent with Dixie State also to make forays to Provo to play BYU in 2022 and to Fort Collins, Colo. to play Colorado State in 2023. May 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Adds Future Opponents Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Faculty, Contributing – RN/BSN (Virtual)

first_imgTrainingAll new faculty members receive specific training from WaldenUniversity in the techniques of online teaching; use of anelectronic learning platform; specifics of the policies,procedures, and degree programs of the School or College in whichthey are going to teach; socialization into the Walden Universityculture; and assessment of academic integrity of student work(including use of www.turnitin.com). Teaching assignments arecontingent upon successful completion of required training. Duringthe first term of teaching, faculty members may be assigned afaculty peer mentor (senior colleague) as an extension of their newinstructor training. Peer mentors will continue to supportinstruction and provide peer reviews of the classroom on a regularbasis.Tools/Technical SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedare representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilityrequired. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based onperformance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to performessential functions.Licensing/CertificationFaculty members must be appropriately credentialed, possess anearned degree from an accredited institution or an institution thatis recognized by a country’s ministry of education in thediscipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed orlicense-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. Facultymembers must maintain their licenses and any appropriatecertifications in order to continue to teach at Walden University.Faculty members are also expected to maintain currency withresearch by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. Ifparticipating in research, the faculty member may publish andacknowledge Walden University.TravelContributing faculty members may have the opportunity to travel touniversity events and residencies. When traveling to these events,the faculty member will be expected to fully participate in theevent. For core faculty, there will be required travel throughoutthe year.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:Earned Doctorate (preferably in Nursing) requiredExpertise in at least one of the following areas: research methods,evidence-based practice, quality and safety, informatics, publichealth nursing, health policy, and current issues in health care,and leadership requiredCandidates should possess a record of intellectual and professionalcontributions to the field of nursing especially as it applies tothe BSN Completion Program courses.Experience teaching online undergraduate or graduate courses innursing.Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs ofstudents earning their degrees in a distance learning environment;teaching, advising, and mentoringPossess excellent leadership, communication, team, and humanrelations skillsCurrent RN licensure in one of the 50 states in the USrequired.Experience with distance learning preferred.WORK ENVIRONMENTWork is performed primarily in a standard office environment butmay involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involvesoperation of personal computer equipment for 6–8 hours daily andincludes physical demands associated with a traditional officesetting (e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physicalfunctions as necessary).Technology RequirementsFaculty members are expected to have a personal computer with virusprotection and Internet access. Walden University provides a Waldene-mail account and access to the learning platform,password-protected faculty sections of the website, university andcollege listservs, and other faculty communications tools. Faculty, Contributing – RN/BSNWalden University is an accredited institution that has beenserving the higher education needs of professionals for more than40 years. Offered online, Walden’s doctoral, master’s, andbachelor’s degree programs are designed to help students achievetheir goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the livesof others.Walden continues its tradition of quality as it grows. Walden’sSchool of Nursing seeks part time faculty members for RN-BSNprograms with a strong background and scholarship in nursingpractice. The School seeks faculty with expertise in at least oneof the following areas, research methods, evidence-based practice,quality and safety, informatics, population health, policy, andcurrent issues in health care, and leadership in nursing to committo part-time positions. This is an opportunity for candidates toshare their professional experience and academic knowledge withstudents across the country and around the world. With a computerand a high-speed Internet connection, the faculty member can teachon his or her own schedule while maintaining other professional andpersonal commitments.Walden’s BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate NursingEducation (CCNE). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary ofEducation as a national accreditation agency, the Commission onCollegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accreditingagency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health.CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate,and residency programs in nursing.The School of Nursing provides academically rigorous and culturallyand contextually relevant educational programs, based in thescholar-practitioner model, for a diverse array of nursingprofessionals seeking enhancement of critical thinking skills,abilities to select and implement evidence-based practices, andcore and specialty nursing knowledge in order to transformsociety.GENERAL SUMMARYWalden University seeks a dynamic, innovative faculty member forthis contributing (part-time) position in the RN-BSN program. Keyresponsibilities of this position include teaching courses.What to Expect as a Walden Faculty MemberFaculty members educate Walden University students by effectivelyand proficiently using online technology and resources so thatknowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to andshared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, wellwritten, and timely communications. This is accomplished in anenvironment that is respectful of the student, the faculty member,Walden University, and the discipline in which the faculty memberis involved.last_img read more

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