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Visit One News Page for Veterans news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Veterans news headlines.

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    Last year, a group of U.S. military veterans and the relatives of troops killed in Iraq filed a lawsuit against several large international pharmaceuticals, accusing them of aiding and abetting terrorism by selling products to Iraq's Ministry of Health which were used to finance operations by the notorious Mahdi Army Group Reported by Mondaq 8 hours ago.

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    TROY – It took a few minutes, but some Florida A&M mistakes helped the Troy Trojans find their rhythm Saturday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium. Reported by Harrison Daily 17 hours ago.

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    Veteran shot to death in horrific roadside murder plot When police found Carlos Cruz-Echevarria dead near his home last Veterans Day, he was lying face down in a ditch, shot multiple times in the head. Beside him was a truck stuck in the mud. Later, the 60-year-old army veteran's car... Reported by New Zealand Herald 18 hours ago.

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    Second World War veterans return to remember fallen comrades at RAF 550 Squadron's 75th anniversary reunion An act of remembrance formed part of the annual reunion in North Killingholme, where the 550 Squadron, Royal Air Force was based from 1944 to 1945 Reported by Grimsby Telegraph 16 hours ago.

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    About 200 Kosovo war veterans blocked the road leading to Banje ahead of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's planned visit to the village later on Sunday. Reported by Reuters India 14 hours ago.

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    About 200 Kosovo war veterans blocked the road leading to the Serb-populated village of Banje on Sunday, during Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's second and final day in the country. Roads leading to the region were blocked by wooden logs, trucks and heavy machinery. Reported by euronews 5 hours ago.

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    Chef David Katz is in as culinary director and Tom Pittakas is in as director of operations - two new roles in the company. Reported by philly.com 3 hours ago.

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    Champion: Leo Chan. Design: "Wandervogel"First Runner-up: Yip Yeung-yeung, Bicy. Design: "Modificism"Second Runner-up and Best Footwear Design Award: Ng Cho-kiu, Charlotte. Design: "Everything in its Right Place"New Talent Award: Yeung Shun-leong. Design: "Ubermensch"Prestigious Mentorships with Leading Industry Players Awarded

    HONG KONG, Sep 9, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - The 2018 Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC) took place last night at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, serving as the finale for the third edition of CENTRESTAGE. Winners of YDC 2018 are:

    - Champion: Leo Chan. Design: "Wandervogel"
    - First Runner-up: Yip Yeung-yeung, Bicy. Design: "Modificism"
    - Second Runner-up and Best Footwear Design Award: Ng Cho-kiu, Charlotte. Design: "Everything in its Right Place"
    - New Talent Award: Yeung Shun-leong. Design: "Ubermensch"

    Champion Leo Chan was awarded a cash prize of HK$35,000 and a month-long internship at leading brand Martine Rose, sponsored by Sun Hing Knitting Factory Ltd, where he will be able to refine his skills and learn. "I am fond of futuristic fashion," said Mr Chan. He explained that his collection aims to revive the spirit of the German movement "Wandervogel", which embraces nature and freedom, as an antidote to hectic city life. Mr Chan thanked his family and friends for supporting him to start his fashion career, which he is devoted to developing.

    Ng Cho-kiu, Charlotte, Second Runner-up and winner of the Best Footwear Design Award, has been a fashion designer for 10 years. "I found that perseverance and breakthroughs are what Hong Kong designers need. YDC provides an ideal platform for local designers to move a step forward," she said. Ms Ng looks forward to launching her capsule collection at i.t and entering the commercial market. She plans to run her own brand in future.

    Esteemed Judging Panel Shares Thoughts

    The 16 finalists were assessed by an esteemed panel of judges comprising industry veterans, including Chief Judge Lawrence Leung, Chairman of the HKTDC Garment Advisory Committee, and VIP Judge Martine Rose, the famous international fashion designer who owns the Martine Rose brand. Among other judges are Michael Mok, General Merchandising Manager/Head of Merchandising at JOYCE and Kei Chan, Head of Marketing APAC at NET-A-PORTER & MR PORTER, The YOOX NET-A-PORTER Group.

    The judges deliberated the winners based on criteria of creativity and originality, market potential, workmanship, use of fabric, and overall visual appeal. At the event last night, the VIP Judge, Ms Rose, said she felt the Champion, Mr Chan, "had the most complete look with a real proposition that is ready to take it to the next level."

    "The standard of talent seen this evening was extremely high. I was impressed by the skill and craftsmanship presented by the young Hong Kong fashion designers," remarked Ms Rose. "The advice I would give to young designers is to keep your identity and to listen to yourselves, to be brave and continue on your path."

    Organised by the HKTDC, YDC has been identifying and nurturing local design talent for over four decades. To further promote Hong Kong fashion designers to the rest of the world, the HKTDC launched the FASHIONALLY.com online platform in early 2012 to provide a one-of-a-kind networking and exchange platform for global fashion experts to connect, inspire and share information. YDC was one of the highlights of CENTRESTAGE, Asia's premier fashion event, which closed yesterday (8 Sept).

    Designer: Leo Chan. Design: "Wandervogel"
    Champion
    The Design:
    The collection aims to revive the spirt of the German movement "Wandervogel", which embraces nature and freedom, as an antidote to hectic city life. The colour scheme reflects the great outdoors, with black and green representing nature and the unknown. The designer playfully explains that khaki is meant to be marks and stains accumulated from outdoor excursions. The designer's focus on functional techwear led him to include in his collection a jacket that doubles as a one-man tent.
    Champion Prizes: (1) A cash prize of HK$35,000 (2) A month-long internship at Martine Rose, sponsored by Sun Hing Knitting Factory Ltd
    Photo Download: https://bit.ly/2QgB1b6

    Designer: Yip Yeung-yeung, Bicy. Design: "Modificism"
    First Runner-up
    The Design:
    Is science taking genetic modification too far? This is the controversy the designer explores in her collection. She mixes colours and shapes that challenge the norm to illustrate her point, which results in pieces that have a bizarre, Frankenstein-like quality, such as a cape that is essentially a single sleeve attached to a sweater designed to be worn upside down, and a knitted top made with straps. The knit fabrics used, such as tubular jacquard with inlay stitches or embroidery, are unmistakably inspired by human cells. The conspicuous colouration of sharp neon - lime, marigold and poppy red - seems to send out warning signals.
    First Runner-up Prizes: (1) A cash prize of HK$25,000; (2) An overseas study trip sponsored by MINI HK
    Photo Download:https://bit.ly/2NzJckt

    Designer: Ng Cho-kiu, Charlotte. Design: "Everything in its Right Place"
    Second Runner-up and winner of Best Footwear Design Award
    The Design:
    Ms Ng presents a visual simulation of United Kingdom rock band Radiohead's song "Everything in its Right Place". Converting the track into sound waves, she uses the lines and curves to form her collection. The silky-smooth fabric "grooves" freely, and is punctuated by sturdy, double-faced wool that symbolises bold electronic beats. Each piece has a meticulously clean finish, with perfect precision achieved by using various techniques from laser cut to hand stitching. Ms Ng delivers the collection with the same sentiment as that in Radiohead's decade-old song: "It is Perfect, It is Everything!"
    Second Runner-up Prizes: (1) A cash prize of HK$20,000 (2) A month-long internship at CLOT Company Ltd offered by the company
    Best Footwear Design Award Prizes: (1) A cash prize of HK$10,000; (2) A mentorship offered by i.t apparels Ltd to develop a capsule collection to be sold at selected shops under the i.t group
    Photo Download: https://bit.ly/2MdKPiO

    Designer: Yeung Shun-leong. Design: "Ubermensch"
    New Talent Award
    The Design:
    Representing a spin-off of Nietzsche's concept of "will to power", Mr Yeung's collection expresses "combat" with designs that simultaneously empower and protect. Elements from different forms of martial arts merge to form the ultimate combat gear referencing judo, fencing and boxing wear -- with jackets in oversized silhouettes, some featuring high neck-pads and tie belts. The underarm panels allow greater flexibility and movement. The outfits are made more robust and durable with stone washing and waxing.
    Prizes: (1) A cash prize of HK$10,000; (2) A mentorship offered by JOYCE to develop a capsule collection to be sold at a JOYCE store
    Photo Download: https://bit.ly/2wXFuqm

    Winners of YDC 2018 celebrate on stage
    Photo Download: https://bit.ly/2Mdh2XI

    CENTRESTAGE website: http://centrestage.com.hk
    The Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers' Contest (YDC) website: http://www.fashionally.com

    For more information or to request interviews, please contact:
    Sinclair on +852 2915 1234
    Nikki McLucas, nikki@sinclaircomms.com, +852 6895 0534
    Shanti Sadhwani, shanti@sinclaircomms.com, +852 6386 4904
    Wing Ng, wing@sinclaircomms.com, +852 6106 8605
    Kelly Chan, kelly@sinclaircomms.com, +852 6825 4496

    HKTDC's Communications and Public Affairs Department
    Sam Ho, Tel: +852 2584 4569, Email: sam.sy.ho@hktdc.org
    Selina Fan, Tel: +852 2584 4298, Email: selina.mi.fan@hktdc.org

    About HKTDC

    The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing business insights and information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. Please visit www.hktdc.com/aboutus or follow us on Google+, Twitter@hktdc, LinkedIn.

    Copyright 2018 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com Reported by ACN Newswire 14 hours ago.

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    SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 September 2018 -* *The first-ever Bibox Global Meetup was held at Singapore Management University. This event was heavily subscribed with over 300 guests attending the 200-seat seminar. Key speakers included Liu Guojie (Managing Director, Bibox Southeast Asia), Prof. Zhu Feida (Associate Professor, SMU), Jerry Li (CEO, DUO Network) and Michael Juskiewicz (CFO, eMusic).

     

    Nizam Ismail (Head of Financial Services, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing) highlighted 2 possible regulatory areas of focus, quoting Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer of MAS. Firstly, he envisions "regulators coming to a broad agreement on utility tokens and on what distinguishes them from payment and security vehicles." Secondly, "regulators should agree on application of existing consumer protection laws to ensure that ICO issuers are still held accountable for the promises they make during pre-sales of tokens."

    Blockchain enthusiasts at the Meetup were enthusiastic to hear from the token funds panel discussion moderated by Aly Madhavji (Managing Partner, Blockchain Founders Fund) and joined by Ian Lee (Principal, Signum Capital), Li Xi (Partner, H.Capital), Lim Hong Zhuang (CEO, XSQ Capital), Michael Ng (Co-founder, MW Partners) and KC Chng (Regional Partner, Kenetic Capital). Below we summarise the 5 key insights shared by these industry veterans:

    *1. "We may see a massive ETH dump in the future" -- Li Xi, Partner, H.Capital*

    Certainly not a sanguine remark we were hoping for in this bearish market. Li Xi cautioned, "Bitcoin price is still very strong compared to ETH which has dropped 80% from its all-time high. Firstly, every day, there are 20,000 ETH created, as opposed to limited supply like BTC. Secondly, the ICO fever has subsided. Thirdly, more than 50% of ETH raised in ICOs have not been sold into fiat yet. In the future, we may see a massive dump."

    *2. Investment Guidelines for ICO Investing: Investors, Governance and Ethics*

    Lim Hong Zhuang revealed that for real-world investing, it is essential to examine whether investors in the company's early fundraising stage provide company with connections to the ecosystem. As Ian Lee mentioned, it is key for a blockchain company to engage with its investors in terms of sharing their insights.

    Prior to making an investment, Aly Madhavji raised an important consideration factor on the governance and ethics of the company. If a blockchain company has less than two-year lock-up period, this is a cause for concern.

    *3. Token Funds' Advice to Blockchain Companies: Transparency, Refraining from Greed, Time Lapse between Seed Rounds*

    KC Chng conducted his own ICO in 2016 when his team spent the most time on engaging with their community via Reddit or messaging apps. He added, "Transparency and sincerity are key to garnering support to have a successful ICO".

    Ian Lee cautioned against succumbing to greed and setting a reasonable fundraising target such as 15 million instead of 30 million.

    Michael Ng brought up the possibility of time-lapse between various rounds of fundraising as "not all investors have the same risk appetite. Some as OK with higher valuation for proven businesses".

    *4. Downfall of ICOs? Token Funds Anticipate More Reverse ICOs and STOs in 2018*

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    "I think we can all agree that blockchain technology is here to stay but we are not sure about ICOs." On the back of his cynicism about ICOs, Ian Lee shared that Signum Capital holds a few Reverse ICOs in their portfolio. KC Chng added that "the market is waking up to the realisation that mass adoption is the key to projects. There may be a shift in terms of narrative, such as reverse ICOs to migrate more traditional users to blockchain usage". Similarly, Lim Hong Zhuang foresee more reverse ICOs coming in to drive mass adoption.

    KC Chng also sees real-world use-cases for Security Token Offerings (STOs) and this optimism was shared by Lim Hong Zhuang, "Better than ICOs, STOs carry great appeal." Indeed, STOs are worth looking into as they allow any company, not just blockchain companies, to tokenise its equity. On top of that, STOs provide global regulatory compliance.

    *5. What else will work in 2018? NFTs and dApps*

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    KC Chng believes that Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) like CryptoKitties will be a big thing in 2018 as they are new, innovative and fun. He foresees the utility of it in the gaming space within blockchain.

    With an analogy that property investment is successful when the property is built on a land with decent infrastructure. Ian Lee argues that with the abundance of infrastructure projects at the moment, the next opportunity lies in dApps.

    *About Bibox*

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    Bibox is the first A.I.-enhanced encrypted digital asset exchange launched in November 2017. Now the quality digital asset exchange platform operates in Europe, America, and Asia with a steady top-10 ranking and an average daily trading volume of US$200million. Bibox is a team of over 100 employees with offices in New York, Vancouver, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing and Hong Kong, with the Singapore office newly set up in July 2018. Reported by Media OutReach 9 hours ago.

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    Euronews brings you the latest news and updates as they happen this morning. Reported by euronews 9 hours ago.

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    DATAMARK raises funds for Veterans in El Paso, TX

    EL PASO, Texas (PRWEB) September 10, 2018

    On July 13, 2018, DATAMARK, a global provider of Business Process Services (BPS) and Contact Center Services, hosted its annual 4th of July Carnival, in which DATAMARK employees from El Paso operational facilities gathered to participate in some spirited events, all for a charitable cause. Employees had the opportunity to purchase tickets for activities such as, ‘dunk your boss’ and ‘pie in the face’, in order to fundraise for a local charity. In the spirit of Independence Day, this year’s proceeds went to benefit the American Patriots Organization, a non-profit program founded and operated by United States Veterans in order to provide local Veterans with support and rehabilitation services. The vision of the organization is to create a nationally recognized center for healing on behalf of our warriors, create numerous veteran jobs, and introduce new revenue into the community. El Paso is home to one of our nation’s largest military bases, Ft. Bliss, and DATAMARK is honored to be able to build relationships with those that are passionate about caring for our veterans and their families.

    For almost 30 years, through a program called DATAMARK Gives Back, DATAMARK has been sponsoring employee activities for charitable giving and fundraising in global communities. Executive Services Administrator, Michelle Hayes said, “DATAMARK Gives Back is an essential component of DATAMARK as a whole. Our efforts are not simply to give for the sake of giving, but to give in such a way that it is contagious. We want our employees to catch on to the power that giving initiates. Our contribution, whether it be financially or through volunteer services, aligns with charitable organizations that share our core values and beliefs, and fosters deeper success in our own business by promoting these values of Integrity, Respect for Others, and Teamwork.”

    To learn more about the American Patriots, visit american-patriots.org

    About DATAMARK
    DATAMARK, Inc. is a leading business process services company specializing in high-volume digital mailroom management, document processing/document management, contact center services, and process improvement consulting for Fortune 500 companies and other large enterprises.
    Headquartered in El Paso, Texas, DATAMARK employs nearly 2,500 people in its U.S., Mexico, and India facilities. For more information, visit http://www.datamark.net or contact Marketing Manager, Isis Portillo at info.datamark.net. Reported by PRWeb 6 hours ago.

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    The Supreme Court has sought a report from a sessions judge in a Lucknow court on how he intends to complete the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case involving BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharti within the April 2019 deadline. Reported by IndiaTimes 6 hours ago.

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    The Supreme Court Monday sought a report from a sessions judge in a Lucknow court on how he intends to complete the trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case involving BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti within the April 2019 deadline.

    A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Indu Malhotra also sought the Uttar Pradesh government's response on a plea of trial court judge S K Yadav, whose promotion was stayed by the Allahabad High Court on the ground that the apex court had directed him to complete the trial. 

    The court asked for the report from the judge in a sealed cover.  On April 19, 2017, the apex court had said BJP stalwarts Advani, Joshi and Uma Bharti would be prosecuted for serious offence of criminal conspiracy in the politically- sensitive 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case and had ordered day-to-day trial to be concluded in two years, that is April 19, 2019.

    The apex court had dubbed the demolition of the medieval era monument a "crime" that had shaken the "secular fabric of the Constitution" and allowed the CBI's plea on restoration of criminal conspiracy charge against the VVIP accused. "There shall be no de novo (fresh) trial. There shall be no transfer of the Judge conducting the trial until the entire trial concludes. The case shall not be adjourned on any ground except when the sessions court finds it impossible to carry on the trial for that particular date," the apex court had then said.

    There were two sets of cases relating to the demolition of the disputed structure on December 6, 1992. The first involved unnamed 'karsevaks', the trial of which is taking place in a Lucknow court, while the second set of cases relate to the leaders in a Rae Bareli court.  The apex court had ordered clubbing of the separate trials in the trial courts of Raebareli and Lucknow should be clubbed, to be conducted in Lucknow.

    The conspiracy charge against 13 accused including Advani, Joshi and Bharti was dropped in the case, the trial of which was being held at a special court in Rae Bareli. The second set of case was against unknown 'karsevaks' who were in and around the disputed structure and had pulled it down. The trial against them was being held in a Lucknow court.  The appeals were filed by one Haji Mahboob Ahmad (since dead) and the CBI against dropping of conspiracy charges against 21 accused including the top BJP leaders, eight of whom have died.

    A supplementary charge sheet was filed against eight persons, but not the 13 who were discharged for plotting the demolition. Besides BJP leaders Advani, Joshi and Bharti, conspiracy charges were dropped against Kalyan Singh (currently the Governor of Rajasthan), Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray and VHP leader Acharya Giriraj Kishore (both have since died).

    The others against whom the conspiracy charge was dropped include Vinay Katiyar, Vishnu Hari Dalmiya, Satish Pradhan, C R Bansal, Ashok Singhal (now deceased), Sadhvi Ritambhara, Mahant Avaidhynath (now deceased), R V Vedanti, Paramhans Ram Chandra Das (now deceased), Jagdish Muni Maharaj, B L Sharma, Nritya Gopal Das, Dharam Das, Satish Nagar and Moreshwar Save (now deceased). The appeals have sought setting aside of the Allahabad High Court's order of May 20, 2010, dropping section 120B (criminal conspiracy) under the IPC while upholding a special court's decision.

    The CBI had charge-sheeted Advani and 20 others under sections 153A (promoting enmity between classes), 153B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) and 505 (false statements, rumours etc circulated with the intent to cause mutiny or disturb public peace) of the IPC. It had subsequently invoked charges under section 120B (criminal conspiracy), which was quashed by the special court whose decision was upheld by the high court.

    While upholding the special court's order, the high court had said the CBI at no point of time, either during the trial at Rae Bareily or in its revision petition, had ever stated that there was offence of criminal conspiracy against the leaders. 

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    Paisley marathon man aims to hit the heights with gruelling five peaks challenge Glenburn dad Stevie Kidd will walk with wounded army veterans Reported by Daily Record 1 hour ago.

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    Independent Study Data Shows Noninvasive Test Could Eliminate the Biopsy Needle, Lower Patient Anxiety and Costs

    BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biodesix today announced newly published data showing the noninvasive BDX-XL2 test, currently in development, could reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies carried out on patients with benign nodules, as well as reducing the overall cost of care while lowering patient anxiety. Each year, approximately 1.6 million lung nodules are detected in the US and tools to effectively evaluate the risk of malignancy have been identified as an unmet need among treating physicians. In an effort to meet this need, Biodesix will launch a registry study for BDX-XL2 in lung nodules this Fall. The study will seek to confirm the performance of the clinically validated test in a community setting.Yearly CT scans of high-risk lung cancer patients has led to an increase in the early diagnosis of lung cancer and an increase in the identification of pulmonary nodules. Yet, not all lung nodules are cancerous and the BDX-XL2 test has shown early promise in ruling out cancer through blood samples. The Pulmonary Nodule Plasma Proteomic Classifier (PANOPTIC) trial, published in CHEST this month, found that the BDX-XL2 biomarker could lead to a 40 percent reduction in invasive procedures on benign nodules.

    Drs. Nawar Al Nasrallah, MD and Catherine R. Sears, MD of the Indiana University School of Medicine wrote in CHEST, “This trial [PANOPTIC] represents an important step in development of a molecular profile that will aid in classification of intermediate-risk nodules and hopefully avoid unnecessary procedures, anxiety, and costs.”

    The BDX-XL2 biomarker is easily obtained as it is a blood-based classifier designed to identify low to moderate risk patients with a likely benign lung nodule. The classifier integrates plasma proteins with clinical risk factors associated with lung cancer. The PANOPTIC trial was a prospective, multicenter observational trial that evaluated the accuracy of BDX-XL2 at identifying benign lung nodules in patients with a pre-test probability of cancer (pCA)
    “At Biodesix we see a great need to provide tools for the early diagnosis of lung cancer and that can help guide treatment decisions for physicians and patients throughout the continuum of care,” said David Brunel, CEO for Biodesix. “BDX-XL2 should improve the management of patients who may have lung cancer with a simple blood test. We are working diligently to bring this test to market.”

    The company will be launching the ORACLE Registry Study (Observational Registry Study to Evaluate the Performance of BDX-XL2 in Routine Clinical Use) later this year which will confirm the clinical utility of BDX-XL2 in a real-world environment. 

    *About Biodesix *

    Biodesix is a molecular diagnostics company advancing the development of innovative, multi-omic blood tests in oncology to enable precision medicine. Biodesix discovers, develops and commercializes multivariate protein and genomic liquid biopsy tests, including the GeneStrat^® and VeriStrat^® tests, that deliver results within 72 hours. The company is changing the standard of care by providing physicians with diagnostic tests and with the Biodesix Lung Reflex™ testing strategy, for better therapeutic guidance, more accurate prognosis and enhanced disease monitoring to improve patient outcomes. At the forefront of personalized medicine, Biodesix is developing new tests to identify patients who may benefit from immunotherapies. In addition to developing novel diagnostics independently, the company partners with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to develop companion diagnostics for use with therapeutic agents.

    For more information about Biodesix, please visit www.biodesix.com.

    *Media Contact:*
    Kena Hudson for Biodesix
    Kena@HudBio.com
    (510) 908-0966 Reported by GlobeNewswire 1 hour ago.

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    Month-Long Service Campaign to Create Transformational Community Change

    NEW YORK (PRWEB) September 10, 2018

    This September, over 500 veteran volunteers from The Mission Continues are uniting in service, with support from The Starbucks Foundation, to honor the 17th anniversary of September 11, 2001. The Mission Continues is a nonprofit organization that empowers veterans to find growth, purpose, and connection through community impact.

    In reverence for those affected and who served in the wake of 9/11, The Mission Continues has organized United in Service, a month-long campaign of inspired community service projects. Nationwide, 55 veteran-led service platoons will mobilize to tackle local needs such as under-resourced schools, disaster relief and safe access to green space.

    “United in Service is an opportunity for veterans and local organizations to come together to empower and improve communities,” said Spencer Kympton, U.S. Army veteran and president of The Mission Continues. “We recognize the September 11th milestone with action, as our determined veteran leaders mobilize to help to drive change in neighborhoods across the country."

    Serving alongside the veterans are community organizations, corporate partners, and non-veteran volunteers. In the spirit of collective action, these teams will make a positive impact to support community renewal. The service projects are located in 46 cities including, Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; Seattle, WA; and Washington D.C., to name a few.

    In Philadelphia, up to 200 veterans, Starbucks partners (employees) and local youth will report for duty at Thomas Edison High School. Located in the heart of North Philadelphia, the school serves children from nearby neighborhoods with some of the highest poverty and drug-related crime rates in the city. On this day of service, the teams of veteran-led volunteers will:· Overhaul unused, rundown tennis courts and transform them into basketball courts, creating a much-needed safe play area.
    · Build outdoor learning areas to foster creative learning environments for teachers and students to enjoy.
    · Pack and distribute backpacks full of toiletries among local students to kick-off the school year.

    “Veterans and military spouses inspire us with their continued service beyond their military duties, and we are grateful for partners like The Mission Continues who create galvanizing moments to empower their leadership for the greater benefit of our communities,” said Virginia Tenpenny, executive director of The Starbucks Foundation. “We know these men and women make Starbucks a better company, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support the United in Service effort.”

    United in Service is just one example of the many opportunities for service with The Mission Continues. Veteran volunteers are leading long-term local impact year-round in communities across the country. To help support The Mission Continues or learn how you can get involved locally, visit http://www.missioncontinues.org.

    About The Mission Continues
    The Mission Continues is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that empowers veterans to build stronger communities through service. Our programs in cities across the country deploy veteran volunteers alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, increase access to parks and green spaces, foster neighborhood identity, and more. Through this unique model, veterans build meaningful connections and grow as individuals while creating long-term, sustainable local impact. To learn more, visit http://www.missioncontinues.org or follow us on Twitter at @missioncontinue.

    About Starbucks
    Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at http://news.starbucks.com or http://www.starbucks.com.

    About The Starbucks Foundation
    Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation strengthens communities around the world by advancing opportunities for youth, veterans, refugees and coffee, tea and cocoa farmers and their families, supporting communities affected by disaster, and promoting civic engagement. Learn more at https://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/community/starbucks-foundation. Reported by PRWeb 27 minutes ago.

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    Twelve promising technologies developed at nine academic institutions across the tristate region have been selected as finalists for the University City Science Center’s QED Program.

    PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) September 10, 2018

    Twelve promising technologies developed at nine academic institutions across the tristate region have been selected as finalists for the University City Science Center’s QED Program. QED is designed to bridge the gap between academic research and product commercialization. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Harrisburg University of Science and Technology; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Penn State College of Medicine; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Temple University; Thomas Jefferson University; University of Delaware; and University of Pennsylvania will participate in the 11th round of the proof-of-concept program.

    The QED finalists were vetted by a selection team comprised of 22 industry experts and investors charged with identifying technologies with clear product potential in life science and healthcare markets. The finalists have been matched with QED Business Advisors, seasoned veterans of healthcare and life science industries, who work with the researchers to develop a comprehensive proof-of-concept plan.· Ahad Behboodi (University of Delaware) Device for improving foot and ankle movement
    · Jacob Brenner (University of Pennsylvania) Device to ameliorate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    · X. Lucas Lu (University of Delaware) Device for the capture of circulating tumor cells
    · John Maris (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) Gene therapy for brain cancer
    · Patricia    McLaughlin (Penn State College of Medicine) Novel treatment for wound healing
    · Peter Nguyen (New Jersey Institute of Technology) Therapeutic for neovascular disease
    · Oscar Perez (Temple University) Tool for cell lines for drug discovery
    · Qinyin Qiu (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) Tool for post-stroke rehabilitation
    · Servio Ramirez (Temple University) Diagnostic for traumatic brain injury
    · Roozbeh Sadeghian (Harrisburg University of Science & Technology) Diagnostic tool for dementia
    · Frederick Silver (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) Novel imaging of skin lesions
    · Eric Wickstrom (Thomas Jefferson University) Therapeutic for breast cancer

    In January 2019, three projects will receive up to $200,000 each to validate their proof-of-concept. Funding for each project is contributed equally by the Science Center and the researcher’s home institution. Each research institution retains ownership of all intellectual property.

    Established in 2009, the QED program has partnered with 21 academic and research institutions to identify the most promising university research and build business plans around them to avoid leaving potentially life-changing research on the shelf.

    Since the program’s inception, QED has screened over 600 proposals with 128 projects accepted into the program. QED has awarded over $6 million to 34 projects that have gone on to raise over $22 million in follow-on funding. Among these projects, 10 technologies have been licensed and eight companies have been launched, demonstrating the value of the research taking place in academic labs that is too often left without the resources to commercialize.

    About the Science Center
    Located in the heart of uCity Square, the Science Center is a mission-driven nonprofit organization that catalyzes and connects innovation to entrepreneurship and technology commercialization. For 50+ years, the Science Center has supported startups, research, and economic development in the life sciences, healthcare, physical sciences, and emerging technology sectors. As a result, graduate firms and current residents of the Science Center’s incubator support one out of every 100 jobs in the Greater Philadelphia region and drive $13 billion in economic activity in the region annually. By providing resources and programming for any stage of a business’s lifecycle, the Science Center helps scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators take their concepts from idea to IPO – and beyond. For more information about the Science Center, go to http://www.sciencecenter.org Reported by PRWeb 27 minutes ago.

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    The Rams and the Case Against the Draft When they open up the season in Oakland Monday night, it will be the first sign as to whether the decision to stock up on veterans—through free agency and swapping draft capital—will pay off for the NFL’s latest incarnation of a ‘Dream Team’ Reported by SI.com 21 hours ago.

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    The new Caring Transitions of Indianapolis business serves Fisher, Carmel, Zionsville and the surrounding areas.

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (PRWEB) September 10, 2018

    Experienced real estate professional Jimmy Dulin is pleased to announce the launch of his new business, Caring Transitions of Indianapolis.

    Caring Transitions’ specially-trained team can handle organizing, packing, de-cluttering, moving, resettling, in-person and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions specializes in assisting seniors, but their services are for any families or individuals in need of help. Caring Transitions of Indianapolis serves Fisher, Carmel, Zionsville and the surrounding areas.

    “During my 28 years in real estate, I’ve seen the need for these kinds of services in our area. I was attracted to Caring Transitions because the franchise provides a turnkey transition solution that so many of my real estate clients have needed over the years and, because the solutions are customizable, we can build a solution to fit every situation,” Dulin said.

    Caring Transitions’ services are perfect for managing the many aspects of a move or assisting with the process of downsizing. Their services can also help families clearing out the home of a loved one who has moved into assisted care or has passed. All of Caring Transitions’ services are customizable, so clients choose the solution that best fits their needs – whether that means managing the entire move and estate-clearing, just getting someone resettled into their new place, or anything in between.

    “We are equipped to help with many types of transition in a professional and compassionate way. I believe what is truly unique is the ability to make each move a personal experience and provide just what they need. The service offerings are very comprehensive including, moving, packing, space planning and removal of personal property or sale of personal property,” Dulin said.

    Along with Dulin’s real estate and business ownership experience, he is a Certified Residential Specialist, a Certified Distressed Property Expert, a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, an International Real Estate Specialist and Certified Real Estate Consultant.

    Dulin’s Business Development Manager Renee Anderson, who will be running the day to day of the business, grew up in Westfield and went to Indiana University. Her entire career has been about helping people – from counseling to coordinating veterans’ benefits to coaching high school cross country. She considers Caring Transitions to be an extension of that career mindset and is looking forward to serving the community in a new way.

    Caring Transitions is bonded and insured. W2 employees have been background checked. For additional information, call (317)472-5752, email Anderson at RAnderson@CaringTransitions.com or visit http://www.CaringTransitionsIndy.com.

    About Caring Transitions
    Caring Transitions, founded in 2006, is the first national franchising concept specializing in senior relocation and transition services. With more than 200 locations throughout the United States all owned and operated by Certified Relocation and Transition Specialists, Caring Transitions provides clients with supportive moves, liquidations, auctions, rightsizing, and transitions. This includes expert advice plus a well-executed transition plan beginning with the initial sorting of personal belongings through packing, shipping, and selling of items to the final clearing and cleaning of the property. For more information, visit http://www.caringtransitions.com or visit us on Facebook. Reported by PRWeb 21 hours ago.

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