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Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), CEO and President of TAWANI Enterprises, was honored during the Chicago Sky Military Moment of the Game on Sunday, August 19. In addition to her service, Pritzker is founder and chair of the Pritzker Military Museum and Library and founder and president of the Pritzker Military Foundation.
CHICAGO (PRWEB) August 21, 2018
Chicago Sky honored Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), during the Military Moment of the Game on Sunday, August 19. In partnership with Robert Morris University, the Chicago Sky Military Moment of the Game recognizes local service members and veterans for their dedication to our country.
“On behalf of the entire WNBA Chicago Sky family, we would like to express what a tremendous honor it was to recognize Col. Pritzker during our Military Moment of the game,” says Jeanne Polydoris, military and veterans outreach chair for the Chicago Sky. “We honor Col. Pritzker for her service to our country and for the unbelievable support she provides to those who wear the uniform, both past and present, and their families who serve along with them. She’s a true patriot.”
Pritzker was enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in 1974, where she served with the 82nd Airborne Division. She continued to serve active duty until 1985, where she rose to the rank of captain, serving with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY and VII Corps in the Federal Republic of Germany. She then served in the U.S. Army Reserve and the Illinois Army National Guard until her retirement in March 2001. She retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and received an honorary promotion to full Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard. She has been honored with more than 20 military awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.
“I am honored for the nomination and recognition by Chicago Sky,” says Pritzker, President and CEO of TAWANI Enterprises. “Serving in the United States Army was an important and rewarding time in my life. Currently, I am focused on supporting the military and military history education through the Pritzker Military Museum and Library and the Pritzker Military Foundation.”
Pritzker is founder and chair of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML). The Museum & Library is open to the public and features an extensive collection of books, programs, artifacts, and rotating exhibits covering many eras and branches of the military. Programs include a lending library, archives, recorded TV shows, podcasts and oral histories, and museum exhibits.
Also, Pritzker is the founder and president of the Pritzker Military Foundation. Since its inception in 2017, the foundation has given more than $4.2 million to organizations that preserve military history and provide essential resources to active military, veterans and families of service members. The foundation has pledged another $7 million in commitments through 2021.
About TAWANI Enterprises
TAWANI Enterprises, headquartered in Chicago, specializes in the development, investment, management and preservation of real estate properties in the Chicago area. The company represents a diversified portfolio of iconic brands, such as the Stone Heritage Collection, TAWANI’s hospitality arm of thoughtfully designed lodging and event spaces, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the TAWANI Foundation and the Pritzker Military Foundation. Properties under the Stone Heritage Collection include Stone Terrace, Stone Porch by the Lake, Lang House, The Emil Bach House, Mayne Stage and The Lincoln Way Inn. For more information, visit http://www.tawanienterprises.com.
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[New Zimbabwe] WAR veterans secretary general Victor Matemadanda has said former President Robert Mugabe's advanced age now made him an "ancestor" whose only suitable place was among the dead.
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[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's war veterans have demanded the renaming of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport back to Harare International Airport accusing their former patron of treachery.
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[The Herald] The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans' Association (ZNLWVA) has slammed the United States government for extending its sanctions regime on the country, with the aim of causing suffering among ordinary citizens. Addressing a press conference yesterday, ZNLWVA secretary-general Cde Victor Matemadanda also took a swipe at MDC-Alliance principals Messrs Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti for urging the West to continue with its sanctions policy on Zimbabwe.
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Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises all honor Cruise Planners for top sales performance
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (PRWEB) August 22, 2018
Last week, Cruise Planners won three top awards at the World’s Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards gala hosted by Carnival Corporation’s largest brands Holland America Line, Carnival Cruise Line and Princess Cruises. Cruise Planners was the only home-based travel company honored, sweeping the contest winning awards from all three cruise lines. Cruise Planners travel agents continue to increase sales and service clients in ways that consistently prove the value of using a travel agent.· Holland America Line – Founder’s Award Winner, their highest honor
· Carnival Cruise Line – Franchise of the Year, following up last year’s Ted Arison Founder’s Award win
· Princess Cruises – Franchise of the Year
“At Cruise Planners, we combine our high-touch, and laser-targeted marketing approach with the industry’s best technology,” said Michelle Fee, CEO and founder of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative. “The combination of investing in martech tools and programs along with our commitment to agent training is what makes Cruise Planners agents stand out from all other travel agencies. The results show in our travel agents’ increased sales year over year.”
Adolfo Perez, senior vice president of sales and trade marketing for Carnival Cruise Line said: "Cruise Planners is consistently one of Carnival Cruise Line's strongest partners, always demonstrating exceptional dedication, hard work and loyalty toward our brand. Congratulations to Michelle, Vicky and the entire Cruise Planners team for winning Carnival's 2018 Franchise Agency Network Excellence Award."
Cruise Planners works tirelessly with Carnival Corporation’s brand teams to support its nationwide network of travel agents through the company’s innovative martech campaigns. Cruise Planners doesn’t just provide marketing support for agents, they create multi-touch marketing initiatives including everything from direct mail to email campaigns to social media content backed by data intelligence. All of this has been a game changer in the home-based travel industry, making Cruise Planners agents even more successful.
“The success of Cruise Planners travel agents is a top priority and Carnival Corporation’s three ‘sister brands’ do a great job of working closely with our Home Office Team educating our travel agents about the value proposition of each brand. Over the years, Carnival Corporation has reprioritized travel agents, which is evident in our increased sales across the board.”
About Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative:
Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, is the nation’s largest home-based travel agent franchise network in the travel industry. Cruise Planners operates a network of more than 1,800 franchise owners who independently book vacation and travel experiences for their clients. Headquartered in Coral Springs, Fla. since 1994, Cruise Planners supports its network of franchise owners with innovative marketing, booking and technology tools, professional development and training with the industry’s top executives. Cruise Planners and has been named the No.1 travel franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for 15 consecutive years and was recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology. Consistently named as one of the Top Women-Owned Businesses by the South Florida Business Journal, Cruise Planners is on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, has been ranked as the #1 travel franchise by Franchise Business Review for 6 years and is recognized as one of the Top Workplaces by the Sun Sentinel.
Cruise Planners has achieved top producer status with every major cruise line including Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, MSC Cruises, Viking Cruises, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, as well as many land vendors such as Travel Impressions and Sandals and Beaches Resorts. As an American Express Travel Representative, Cruise Planners maintains a reputation for quality and offers exclusive American Express Travel benefits such as Pay with Points. Cruise Planners has earned the American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award since 2004, as well as numerous marketing, technology, franchise and philanthropy awards including an International Franchise Association FranTech award for innovation, Magellan Awards from Travel Weekly and Travvy Awards from travAlliance media. Cruise Planners celebrates diversity and supports are troops as one of the Top 50 franchises for Veterans according to GI magazine, the Top Franchise Brand for Veterans according to Franchise Business Review, one of the Top 25 franchises for African-Americans by Black Enterprise magazine and a member of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association. Visit our website, http://www.cruiseplanners.com, for more information or to view the complete list of awards and honors.
Stay in Touch: Media can stay up-to-date with Cruise Planners by visiting our media room or Socially Yours page for social media updates and handles. For additional information or to make reservations, vacationers should locate a travel advisor near them. For those interested in becoming a franchise owner, please visit the Cruise Planners franchise website.
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[New Zimbabwe] THE MDC-T led by Nelson Chamisa has hit back at war veterans secretary general Victor Matemadanda who said Tuesday they were ready to take up arms to defend President Emmerson Mnangagwa's rule.
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Will Accelerate Expansion of Cloud-Based Services That Deliver Trusted HR Knowledge and Tools To Reduce Risk and Drive Efficiencies
PLEASANTON, Calif. (PRWEB) August 22, 2018
ThinkHR, the leading provider of trusted HR knowledge software and services, today announced a growth equity investment of $67.5 million from Guidepost Growth Equity. The investment will accelerate innovation and adoption of the company’s unique HR knowledge platform, which currently serves more than 125,000 employers and 850 business partners, including seven of the 10 largest insurance brokers, as well as top payroll providers, HR technology providers, and professional employer organizations (PEOs).
Founded in 2005 by insurance, HR, and technology veterans, ThinkHR enables partners to easily integrate HR knowledge into their products and services for human capital management (HCM), thus accelerating time to market and increasing value to their customers. ThinkHR’s platform features hundreds of thousands of answers to HR compliance issues, plus in-depth training courses, newsletter content, HR tools, and an employee handbook builder – all of which are supported by access to live advisors who help HR and business leaders manage complex workforce issues.
“ThinkHR boasts an impressive leadership team, a compelling vision for the market, an innovative product set and roadmap, and exceptional customer retention rates,” said Roshen Menon, managing partner at Guidepost Growth Equity. “We are excited about ThinkHR’s strategy to accelerate growth in existing and new markets, and we are thrilled to help the company fully realize the opportunity."
ThinkHR’s services put a human interface on software-as-a-service (SaaS), making it fast and easy for HR and business leaders to address challenges – from the simple to the complex and costly – while ensuring compliance with evolving state and national regulations. For example, employee handbooks and a variety of compliance documents can be easily created by HR professionals using ThinkHR’s tools, as well as available white-gloved consulting services. Employers also benefit from critical risk and compliance essentials including hundreds of training courses, comprehensive resources covering safety and OSHA regulations, risk assessment audits, employee classification, and salary benchmarking tools.
“ThinkHR has invented a new model for delivering trusted HR knowledge,” said Pete Yozzo, founder and CEO of ThinkHR. “By combining expert human support with innovative cloud-based tools, we’re creating a new category that fills an important gap for employers, brokers, and HCM partners. We are thrilled to partner with Guidepost, which sees the same disruptive potential we see in this massive market opportunity.”
As part of the investment, Menon and Guidepost colleague Chris Cavanagh will join the ThinkHR board of directors. Also joining the ThinkHR board will be two HR industry veterans – Larry Dunivan, former chief revenue officer of Ceridian, a global HCM leader, and Mike Gaburo, former chief operating officer of Paycor, a leading provider of mid-market HCM solutions.
ThinkHR delivers HR knowledge solutions that combine the best of human expertise and innovative technology. Our cloud-based software and live HR and compliance advisors help employers reduce risk, drive efficiencies, and resolve people-related issues quickly and efficiently. ThinkHR serves more than 125,000 employers and 850 business partners, including top insurance, payroll, and HR technology providers. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA. For more information, visit http://www.thinkhr.com or follow ThinkHR on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter (@RealThinkHR).
About Guidepost Growth Equity:
Guidepost Growth Equity is a leading growth equity firm that partners with technology companies offering innovative solutions in large, dynamic markets including tech-enabled services, communications and infrastructure, and data and information services. Current and prior investments include OutSystems, WP Engine, Dyn (acquired by Oracle), Jive Communications (acquired by LogMeIn), and ProtoLabs (IPO on NYSE). Guidepost Growth Equity provides the flexible capital, operational support, and strategic guidance necessary to support the continued success of growth-stage businesses and has over $1 billion of capital under management. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.guidepostgrowth.com. Reported by PRWeb 6 hours ago.
Event Supports The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. (PRWEB) August 22, 2018
New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company announces its Southampton location will be hosting a Comedy Showcase on Friday, September 28 at the Rose Bank Winery in Newton, Pennsylvania. The event will benefit The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation.
The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation was created to help heal the hearts of families across the Delaware Valley whose hearts have been broken by the sudden illness or sudden loss of life of a loved one. Whether it be the sudden death or illness of a parent, the long-term illness of a child, or the loss of a home or property due to fire, flood or disaster, the foundation strives to help families bridge the gap until they can seek long-term stability to lessen the financial burdens due to these, or other, life altering disasters.
The Comedy Showcase will feature comedy sets performed by Bill Chiang, Chris Coccia, and Vince Valentine. Tickets are priced at $55 and include an open bar package as well as heavy appetizers by O’Neill’s Catering. The program is designed to provide laughter and levity while at the same time supporting families in times of grief and need. The funds raised from the Comedy Showcase will be distributed to a specific portion of The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation called “Hearts for Heroes” which helps families of Veterans and First Responders who suffer a loss.
Executive Director of The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation Mike Barnes is excited by the support from First Choice Loan Services.
“At The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation, we know how deeply it hurts when a loved one is lost. We also are aware of the many details and demands that time can bring, not only emotionally but financially and logistically. That’s why we work diligently to be a resource for families facing the unimaginable,” said Barnes. “When we receive such tremendous support from companies like First Choice Loan Services, we’re thrilled. It’s wonderful to see this organization be so active in its community and truly be devoted to bettering the lives of those who live here.”
First Choice Loan Services’ Southampton Branch Managers Linda Leever, James Mayo, and Todd Owens are glad to help support the charity’s purpose.
“With the work we do in the mortgage industry, we’re fortunate to work with families at one of the happiest times of their lives, when they are purchasing a new home. We are lucky to be a part of a good event. We also know that stories continue beyond the closing of the home and eventually bring a loss, which is why we are so honored to partner with The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation for this Comedy Showcase,” said Leever. “The work that the foundation does, especially for families of Veterans and First Responders, is so extraordinary, and we’re very excited to help them continue to provide relief and support for families when they need it most.”
Tickets for the event can be purchased by visiting The Barkann Foundation website at https://thebarkannfoundation.org/ Information for sponsorship opportunities for the Comedy Showcase can be received by contacting Linda Leever at Linda.Leever(at)fcloans.com
About First Choice Loan Services Inc.
First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas and New York. With 33 locations across 12 states and over 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. Products and services not offered in state of New York. To learn more about First Choice, visit https://fcloans.com/.
About Berkshire Bank
Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America's Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $11.6 billion in assets and 113 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2017 by the Boston Business Journal. To learn more, visit http://www.berkshirebank.com, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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Program will meet skyrocketing demand for well-trained data scientists from one of the nation’s leading universities
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (PRWEB) August 22, 2018
Noodle Partners, the nation’s fastest-growing Online Program Management firm, today announced a partnership to launch a fully online version of the University of Virginia (UVA) Data Science Institute’s popular Master of Science in Data Science. The inaugural online cohort will start in the summer of 2019.
"We are excited to collaborate with Noodle Partners to expand access to our MS in Data Science to meet growing demand,” said Dr. Phil Bourne, director of the UVA Data Science Institute (DSI). “Interest in this program on a global scale is phenomenal; taking it online will allow the DSI to expand our ability to educate the next wave of leading data scientists by preparing them with best-in-class education and real-world experience working with industry partners for a stunningly strong labor market.”
Indeed, a recent Bloomberg article called data science “America’s hottest job” and leading media outlets and companies, including Forbes, Glassdoor, and IBM, consistently rank data science as one of the fastest-growing fields.
“Not only are opportunities for exceptional data scientists exponentially growing,” Bourne said, “but data science is being increasingly applied across diverse industries, in government, and in academia. We have researchers using machine learning to address childhood disease in developing countries, applying deep learning to understand religious violence, and building neural networks to enhance cybersecurity at global financial institutions. There is truly no limit to the areas skilled data scientists can create an impact.”
The existing residential MS in Data Science attracts many times the number of applicants it can currently serve; offering the program online as well will provide more students the opportunity to take part in an exceptional data science program at a world-renowned university. In addition to mirroring the existing curriculum and being taught by UVA faculty, the online version will have three intakes/year compared to the residential program’s summer-only start. Students in both programs will take courses such as Machine Learning, Data Mining, Statistical Computing for Data Science, and Data Science Ethics, and all complete a capstone project.
“We are excited to welcome the University of Virginia’s Data Science Institute to the Noodle Partners family,” notes Noodle CEO John Katzman. “The combination of academic excellence, UVA’s reputation, and increased access virtually guarantees the success of the online MS in Data Science, and we look forward to reaching new audiences.”
About the University of Virginia Data Science Institute
The Data Science Institute (DSI) at the University of Virginia stands at the forefront of the field of data science by educating data scientists, undertaking leading-edge research and collaborating with private and government sectors as part of a virtuous cycle to take us into a better, brighter future. Learn more at dsi.virginia.edu. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook @UVADSI.
About Noodle Partners
Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose—marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement, and alumni engagement—and provides a high level of fit and finish. For more information, visit noodle-partners.com or follow us on Twitter @Noodle_Partners or LinkedIn.
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Icons, trailblazers, and charming locals make for a big festival that feels intimate...
In these heady days of budget air travel music fans are positively spoilt when it comes to festival selection. For a few extra quid one can swap the mud, piss filled cups and salmonella burgers for a chance to see how our friends over the channel like to do things - and for a line up just as stonking as our own.
Once again proving their mettle this year is the Netherland's *Lowlands Festival*, a three-day celebration of the old and the new. Founded in 1993, the 60,000 capacity site has proven a reliable mecca for locals, the site just one hour away from Amsterdam in the village of Biddinghuizen within the Flevoland countryside.
With a focus on alternative music and a tangible sense of colorful charm noticeable throughout, Lowlands shares some DNA with our own Bestival, just more organized and with better mayonnaise. Despite last year being their 25th anniversary bash, 2018 sees the programme reach new heights, attracting even larger international crowds to the party.
No day tickets on offer, Thursday sees two-thirds of the site open and 20,000 sets of headphones handed out for the biggest silent disco we've ever witnessed. In what can be best described as a Lynchian scene, hordes took to dancing on top of benches and ping-pong tables as they badly sang along to everything from Toto's 'Africa' to The Strokes. Humanity is a beautiful thing.
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First night of wheat beer appreciation out the way, we wandered down to the main Alpha stage to see hip-hop legends get the festival off to a suitably upbeat start. Now 30 years into their career the band have been nothing if consistent. Grammy wins, cross-over collaborations and fan-funded releases all helping the bands socially conscious and often surreal numbers make an impact. For an area as large as the football stadium-sized Alpha it's impressive to see the veterans bring a house jam vibe, but they do. It won't be the last time we see them today.
A little later *Protomartyr *managed to draw a respectable crowd despite the hour and sunny climate, their snarling noise proving a winner with post-punk lovers and a repetition to others. Americanized The Fall isn't for everyone it seems.
Over on the Bravo stage, *Nils Frahm *grabbed a multi-generational audience, all excitedly awaiting some of his ethereal noise. With the stage decked out like a mad scientist's lab, fans looked on transfixed to see what unworldly noise he'd next produce at the flick of a switch. After enjoying frankly the best festival food to ever grace our mouths, it was time for *The War on Drugs*, Adam Granduciel and co. opening with the irresistibly anthemic 'Nothing To Find'. On good form and recounting the groups’ early shows in Amsterdam the band proved a great choice for the last hours of light.
After a brief break to suitably rehydrate the biggest crowd of the weekend gathered to see what Damon Albarn and his many cohorts would deliver for their headlining slot. *Gorillaz*, for the most part, did not disappoint, a 22 song set showcasing just how the once quirky side-project from that ‘bloke from Blur’ had become a multi-generational hit-maker. While the emphasis of the 'virtual reality band' aspect of the group has diminished over time, the collaborative nature has not. Bootie Brown, Peven Everett, and De La Soul (twice) all helped the band's last show of the summer soar while *Little Simz* turned the crowd into a proper garage rave for three glorious minutes.
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Saturday gets off to a cloudy start but that doesn't stop *Gogol Bordello* from bringing the usual fire to their live show, nor the locals participating in an ice bath challenge for the kicks. Hiding in the back of a moving brass band van we later head to see Bonobo deliver yet another solid set, Simon Green's considerable talents always making a live outing well worth your time.
Back at Bravo *Stormzy *proves a hit, his undeniable charisma, and urgency striking a chord with the majority of those present. Seeing the word 'Dickhead' emblazoned on the massive screen behind him while outside of the UK was also pure hilarity. *Nile Rodgers & Chic* predictably end up becoming a festival highlight, not just thanks to the sheer number of hits Rodgers has crafted, but through the staggering musicianship and effortless cool, they bring to the stage. A band of a certain age doing the hits has no right to sound so vital. It's a set the Netherlands will be remembering for a long time.
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Come Sunday and it's down to the likes of Seattle's *Thunder Pussy* to help shake any foggy heads back into shape. If good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll proved too much *Protoje *and the Indiggnation's soothing reggae and smoke filled space helped ease you into the day with panache.
Later a 71 years young *Patti Smith* proved she still has plenty of passion and poetry to convey to the world, herself and son Jackson delivering a blistering version of 'Gloria' and a sing-a-long 'Because the Night'. Long may she reign.
A front barrier view secured, *Ezra Furman* blows Clash away on the smaller Lima tent. In the space of an hour he and his band The Visions bring vulnerability, rage, and some wry humor to a set that steals the festival. A cover of the Smashing Pumpkins' 'Tonight, Tonight' and furious closing 'Suck the Blood from my Wound' hits those present like a slap. Here's hoping for a return visit and a bigger stage.
New queen of pop *Dua Lipa* spends the last show of her 22nd year proving why she's a force to be reckoned with. Opening with 'Blow Your Mind' her breezy 12 track set is filled with plenty of banter, sass and some absolute bangers including 'One Kiss' and of course, 'IDGAF'. Afterwards, there's just enough time to grab some much-needed grub and a quick sit down before the majority of Lowlands storms towards Alpha for some Kung Fu Kenny.
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As headliners go, you couldn't ask for bigger than *Kendrick Lamar* currently. He's a Pulitzer winning genius and quite rightly heralded as the greatest living rapper. Live his visuals wow, his mock martial arts shorts get a laugh and the faithful dead center know every word. He's on great form, feeling the love from those present and supported by a tight live band. Unlike Kanye however, Kendrick doesn't have the crowd pleasers for an extended festival show, the likes of 'HUMBLE' 'LOVE' and 'King Kunta' doing the heavy lifting for the numbers between. Still, it's a small gripe when seeing such an artist at the peak of his powers.
Packing up to leave it hits you that more so than the music, it's the people and atmosphere that stays with you after a trip to Lowlands. Despite its size and huge acts, there's a relaxed vibe and kindness which is just simply very Dutch. Hangover or not the people are smiling, polite and happy to help. Everyone is out for a good time followed by some good conversation. There's a controlled and happy hedonism built on the back of decades of liberal social policy and high life quality. As you leave its gates you wish you could bring a little home.
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Words: *Sam Walker-Smart *
Photography: *Gordon Stabbins*
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Popspots-enabled smart checkout displays now available in over 200 grocery stores across the United States with plans for rapid expansion
AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) August 22, 2018
Popspots, a company that’s modernizing the retail checkout using smart displays and AI-powered technology, today announced its general availability in the United States. Initially focused on grocery, Popspots’ displays combine a product management platform with the industry’s fastest-growing digital out-of-home ad network, helping brands and retailers drive awareness, engagement and conversion directly at the point of purchase. At launch, Popspots technology is already installed in over 200 stores across the country, with plans to double its network size over the next three months.
Today, 98% of grocery purchases are made in physical stores. Of the shoppers who enter those stores, 96% buy something and pass through the checkout. Despite being one of the most important in-store moments, the checkout experience has remained largely unchanged for decades.
“The investment in and innovation around the retail checkout experience has never matched the size of the opportunity it offers both brands and retailers,” said Marlow Nickell, CEO and co-founder of Popspots. “Popspots technology helps stores and brands capture critical mind and wallet share of shoppers at the moment it matters most, and gives them the visibility and data needed to succeed in an increasingly competitive space. ”
Popspots smart displays affix directly to existing checkout fixtures, and come equipped with the Popspots software platform, which offers:
Product Management for Store Teams
Grocers and brands in the U.S. lose $500 million in the checkout aisle every year — nearly 10% of sales — because of misplaced and out-of-stock products. The problem is widely recognized, but has gone unsolved because traditional merchandising relies on overworked store employees and can't measure historical performance. Popspots makes merchandising smarter with computer vision algorithms that automatically detect product issues and report corrective actions. Equipped with this technology, store employees can easily ensure products are properly placed and in-stock, growing sales for both grocers and brands.
“Like all grocers, we struggle with out-of-stock products, and the issue is especially challenging in the checkout aisle. With Popspots, we have the ability to quickly identify and resolve inventory problems,” said Keath Allen, Merchandising & Private Brands Retail Director at Hy-Vee. “In a single month, we cut out-of-stock issues in half and ensured new planograms were merchandised correctly, helping us recapture critical lost sales.”
The Future of Digital Out-of-Home for Brands
With competition for consumer attention on the rise, brands are under more pressure than ever to reach today’s shoppers. But traditional out-of-home media can’t deliver the flexibility and feedback that modern marketers demand. By running digital video ads on Popspots’ smart checkout displays, brands can more effectively engage and convert the millions of U.S. consumers who shop in grocery stores every day, directly at the point of purchase. As the fastest-growing digital out-of-home network in grocery, Popspots delivers more than 720 million verified impressions annually while ensuring 100% viewability, with ads only playing when consumers are standing in line. Brands can easily test content and update campaigns via the self-service Popspots platform, driving increased value for their advertising investments.
Popspots’ official launch closely follows its selection as the $25K Gold award winner from MassChallenge Texas, the inaugural Texas-based cohort and part of the global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Founded by grocery industry veterans, Popspots technology is utilized by some of today’s largest and most well-known grocery retailers and brands, including Hy-Vee, SuperValu, Smart & Final, Mars-Wrigley, Pepsi and Red Bull. For more information, visit http://www.getpopspots.com.
Popspots is modernizing the retail checkout with AI-powered technology that helps brands and retailers drive awareness, engagement, and conversion — directly at the point of purchase. Popspots’ smart checkout devices combine video advertising with a product management platform to better capture the mind and wallet share of U.S. consumers who spend 98% of their grocery dollars in physical stores. With actionable reports and access to both current and historical performance, brands and retailers can make data-driven decisions that deliver immediate, impactful value. Popspots technology is already used by many of today’s leading brands and grocers including Red Bull, Pepsi, and Hy-Vee, and can be found in more than 200 stores across the United States. Founded in 2016, Popspots is headquartered in Austin, TX. For more information, visit http://www.getpopspots.com. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.
Thanks to the hard work and cooperative spirit of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 6 Boone County and Tabby Fox, a home care consultant with Home Instead, two veterans who are residents at Creekside Health and Rehabilitation at Yellville…
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Parsable to Help WEF Optimize How Deskless Workers Will Be Truly “Connected” in the Workplace of the Future
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) August 22, 2018
Parsable, the Connected Worker Platform company, today announced that it has partnered with WEF, joining its Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. WEF’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings together governments, leading companies, and experts from around the world to co-design and pilot innovative approaches to work, as well as govern new technology.
In partnering with the WEF Center, Parsable continues to gain industry momentum following the recent announcement of its $40M Series C investment. Parsable will contribute its expertise in augmenting human workers with innovative technology, with the goal of helping them execute a larger variety of jobs more effectively and with greater precision. As the digital age continues to evolve, consumer expectations will only increase, forcing companies to achieve significantly better results while tackling even more complex, demanding work. Determining the most effective ways for human workers to leverage new technologies in order to optimize their efforts is critical.
“Driven by digital innovation, The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings a myriad of new challenges and opportunities to the workplace,” said Zvika Krieger, Head of Technology Policy and Partnerships at the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “We’re focused on determining the most effective ways to leverage innovative technologies. Parsable has an incredible depth of knowledge in this area and we’re very much looking forward to working with them to explore best practices for the next generation of industry-leading companies.”
Parsable’s Connected Worker platform powers new agile business processes for industrial giants and innovation leaders in the industrial manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, and energy industries. Customers include Shell, Corteva (DowDupont), Silgan, Smurfit Kappa, Schlumberger, Green Chef, Zume, and more. The company has users in over 50 countries.
“With customers ranging from well known industrial giants to new, digital-native companies that began their operations by deploying digital work instructions, training, collaboration and measurement systems, we understand how digital transformation is impacting companies at each end of the spectrum,” said Lawrence Whittle, CEO at Parsable. “Our expertise in how humans, augmented by technology, can rapidly evolve the workplace tightly aligns with the Center’s mission, and we look forward to building the blueprints of the future of work with them.”
Parsable helps the world’s largest industrial firms get jobs done right — every time. Parsable provides a Connected Worker platform so employees can collaboratively execute their work using paperless, modern, and digital work instructions on modern mobile devices. In addition to measuring every step and action, employees can raise issues and provide feedback so that every process is quickly analyzed and improved. With Parsable, teams of Connected Workers know what they need to do and how to do it.
Parsable’s customers include Corteva, Green Chef, Schlumberger, Scientific Drilling, Silgan, TechnipFMC, Zume, and other category leaders in energy, industrial manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods. Founded by veterans of Accenture, Google, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and YouTube, Parsable is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Austin, New York, Vancouver, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland.
About the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Based in San Francisco, the World Economic Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution brings together governments, leading companies, civil society and experts from around the world to co-design and pilot innovative approaches to the policy and governance of new technologies. The Center will develop, implement and scale agile and human-centered pilot projects that can be adopted by policy-makers, legislators and regulators worldwide to address challenges related to emerging technologies. Reported by PRWeb 3 hours ago.
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Veteran gaming head for JV with Alibaba group company, *Dushyant Saraswat *has launched his own skill-based games business which offers multiplayer, free-to-play cash games with www.mindhuntergames.com.
*Mindhunter - A Skill-based Cash Games Platform*
The team is going to focus on Skill-based games and gamification around e-commerce business and will be expanding to multiple South Asian countries soon. The team is 20 members strong and based out of the tech town of Pune.
The co-founders are *Dushyant Saraswat* who had previously put together the JV with AGTech and Paytm (link to EnTrackr) and has lead Gaming business with firms like Disney India and Zapak (Reliance ADA Group) and Xerxes Mullan who has been a boutique game studio focussed on high quality Augmented reality and other high quality mobile gaming content for multiple international game publishers.
Currently, their website www.mindhuntergames.com is running a range of skill-based Trivia games, some of them free to play. Interestingly they seem to have adopted HTML5 as the key strategy for distribution over having an app.
*Dushyant Saraswat, CEO & Co-founder of Mindhunter Games Technologies Pvt. Ltd*. said, "India is now the second largest smart-phone owning population in the world. This will lead to a great uptake on content especially around gaming. This unique combination where gaming meets commerce with incredible payments features will be something we are keen to build as a showcase and a strong business railroad from India, for Indians and then eventually take it to other markets."
*Xerxes Mullan*, *CTO & Co-founder* said, "The next successful models will be built by passionate gamers and will be grown inside out. We are excited that all the games that you see on our portal have been designed by us from original ideas by the co-founders over the years. This is the coming of age for Indian gaming companies. I'm excited that that together we bring together decades of experience on deep game development & monetisation married to a platform play, to India."
*About Mindhunter Games*
Mindhunter Games is a live trivia quiz game, that lets you learn and earn at the same time! Get instant cash credited into your Paytm wallet every day just by answering a series of questions across different genres. All you have to do is register/signup using your mobile number and then choose between the options of Cash Blast, Mega Shark and Pool Prize to proceed.
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Cadets and wounded veterans are on board the Lord Nelson as part of a UK tour.
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Rajkummar has often been compared to Bollywood veterans like Dilip Kumar and megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
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By Koimoi.com Team Having worked with veterans as well as new film directors, Shahid Kapoor, who will next be seen in Shree Narayan Singh’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu, says the number of hits and flops of a director is not his parameter to judge ones talent. Singh has earlier directed two films, his latest being […]
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