Learn More, Do More, Be More: Global Futurist Jack Uldrich Joins Magic Johnson and Steve Wilder and Others Addressing the 2014 CPSU Society’s Annual Meeting

Trend expert Jack Uldrich has been asked to deliver a keynote speech to the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters' Annual Event in Anaheim, CA.

Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2014

On Sunday, September 21st Futurist Jack Uldrich will lead a general session for the 2014 Charted Property and Casual Underwriters' Society in Anaheim, California. The 2014 Annual meeting, kicked off by Earvin "Magic" Johnson as their keynote speaker, is shaping up to be a great event. Uldrich will lead his session on Future Trends and the Insurance industry.

In accordance with their mission of "Learn More, Do More, Be More," Uldrich will address the mindset surrounding the attainment of technical knowledge that CPSU Society Members can immediately apply and empower themselves to confidently meet the challenges facing their businesses.

Uldrich's keynote aims to keep the CPSU Society on track and step up their game when it comes to the latest technological trends affecting the Insurance Industry. Some of the topics that he will address with the group are included in this article: Five Foreseeable Future Risks. Other highlights will include how leaders at the CPSU Society Annual Meeting can learn to “embrace ambiguity;" why finding a “reverse mentor” could be crucial; and why taking small risks may very well be the safest thing underwriters can do to position themselves for success in the years to come.

Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, independent scholar, professional business speaker and best-selling author who helps organizations succeed by delivering new perspectives on competitive advantage, organizational change and transformational leadership. He has served as an adviser to Fortune 1000 companies and spoken to hundreds of businesses and organizations on how to keep up with, and profit from, future trends and emerging technologies. Uldrich's work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, the Futurist, and in hundreds of other newspapers and publications around the country. He is also a recurrent guest of the media worldwide, having appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and National Public Radio on numerous occasions.

Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to contact Amy Tomczyk at (651) 343.0660.

Jack Uldrich is a renowned global futurist, technology forecaster, best-selling author, editor of the quarterly newsletter, The Exponential Executive, and host of the award-winning website, http://www.jumpthecurve.net.

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Photos: Oregon Ducks 21, Washington State Cougars 21 at halftime

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Education Technology Market (LMS, LCMS, LCDS, SRS, and DMS) Expected to Reach $59.90 Billion at a CAGR of 13.9% by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets

The Education Technology market research report analyzes the challenges & opportunities with global adoption trends, key market players, future scope, drivers, & restraints in the market. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/educational-technology-ed-tech-market-1066.html

(PRWEB) September 21, 2014

According to research report “Education Technology (Ed Tech) and Smart Classroom Market [Hardware (IWB, Projectors, Displays, Printers); Systems (LMS, LCMS, LCDS, SRS, DMS); Technologies (Gaming, Analytics, ERP, Dashboards)]: Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis – 2018″ has defined and segmented the global Ed Tech market with analysis and forecasting of the global and regional opportunities in this market. It also highlights the drivers and restraints for this market along with the insights on trends, opportunities and challenges. MarketsandMarkets has segmented the Smart Classrooms Ed Tech market by the types of Ed Tech enabled hardware products and systems.

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The global Ed Tech market is estimated to grow from $31.31 Billion to $59.90 Billion in 2018. This represents a Compound Annual Growth rate (CAGR) of 13.9%. In the current scenario, educational cloud is expected to be the largest adaptor for technologies used in the education sector. In terms of regions, North America is poised to be the biggest market for Ed Tech. However, over the next five years, Asia-Pacific (APAC) is set to experience increased market traction, to become the biggest Ed Tech market globally.

The hardware products comprise interactive whiteboards, projectors, interactive displays, printers, interactive tables, and audio systems. On the other hand, the educational systems have been classified into Learning Management Systems (LMS), Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS), Learning Content Development Systems (LCDS), Student Response Systems (SRS), assessment systems, collaboration systems, classroom management systems, and document management systems.

With rapid, relentless and continuous advancement in technology, the requirements of students and teachers in the sphere of education are also undergoing a tremendous change. Teachers have begun to connect with their students by using network and communication channels across the globe.

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The concept of a smart classroom stems from the incorporation of the latest advancements in the education technology Ed Tech and solutions. Education Technology engulfs innovations that help educational institutions or universities employ the large amounts of data and interactions across various students engaged in different systems such as Learning Management Systems (LMS), Student Information Systems (SIS) and Student Response Systems (SRS).

The report also provides market forecasts for five types of enabling technologies that are offered in Ed Tech such as educational gaming, educational analytics, educational ERP, educational security, and educational dashboards. The products and services, along with each of their sub-segments are further classified by regions. Regions covered include North America (NA), Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America (LA).

The major forces driving the market are lower developmental costs, increased hardware and connectivity, expanded distribution and ease of use. At the same time, various opportunities exist for Smart Classroom market such as growing literacy skills, funding limitations, and breaking down district-wide barriers.

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Rapid Reaction: Oregon heads into halftime tied with Washington State 21-21

To put it lightly, Oregon’s offense was a bit out of rhythm when it started Saturday night on the road against Washington State. With Tyrell Crosby making his first start at left tackle and Matt Pierson filling in at right tackle, the Ducks totaled -12 yards on their first two possessions and trailed throughout the first quarter. […] Continue reading

New Collection of SMA Male for Antenna RF Connectors from Chinese Electrical Accessory Company LenoRF

Recently, LenoRF, the reliable electrical accessory company, has added a new assortment of SMA Male for Antenna RF Connectors to its product line.

(PRWEB) September 21, 2014

Recently, LenoRF, the reliable electrical accessory company, has added a new assortment of SMA Male for Antenna RF Connectors to its product line. Also, the company has launched a special offer on these useful products. The big sale will come to an end on September 30. All customers can enjoy a discounted price at the moment, up to 30% off.

All the company’s SMA Male for Antenna RF Connectors are made with high quality materials. According to its sales representative, choosing the right website to buy affordable electrical accessories is one of the most significant decisions a distributor will make. In fact, its experienced specialists are against simply choosing the cheapest products. On LenoRF’s website, worldwide consumers can find a huge selection of valuable and practical items.

LenoRF is making every effort to offer all kinds of high quality electrical accessories for its customers. The company wants to provide all new and old clients with perfect electrical accessory solutions. Thus, it puts emphasis on technology and equipment quality, prices and customer needs.

In addition, the company is widely trusted in the global market. Its other items, including coaxial connectors, coax cable connectors and semi rigid cable assemblies, are also available at promotional prices now.

About LenoRF

LenoRF is a famous global manufacturer of coaxial connectors and cable assemblies. The company has been working in the electronics industry for several years; it insists on providing high quality items for worldwide distributors who are in need of affordable electronics accessories. Its great products can be widely used in many fields, including broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile, microwave market sectors and so on.

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Liberty Insurance Associates’ Andrew C. Harris Featured in National Underwriter as ‘The Player’

Liberty Insurance Associates President and CEO reflects on his 38 years in insurance and the evolution of the insurance industryLiberty Insurance Associates President and CEO reflects on his 38 years in insurance and the evolution of the insurance industry

Millstone Township, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 21, 2014

National Underwriter has honored Andrew C. Harris, president and CEO of Liberty Insurance Associates, in their feature earlier this month.

Harris has paved the way for independent insurance agencies for over two decades, part of his 38 years of experience in the insurance industry. His business strategies with Liberty Insurance Associates have allowed the company to grow over 40 employees strong, continuing the agency’s 80 year tradition with 21st century techniques.

In the feature “Meet ‘The Player’: Former PIA president Andrew Harris on the future of insurance”, Harris highlights the changes in the independent agency and customer service landscapes. He also reveals his unforeseen upbringing in the insurance world, and how he is committed to helping the insurance agents of the future.

Read the full story at http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2014/09/02/meet-the-player-former-pia-president-andrew-harris, and be part of the next chapter by calling Liberty Insurance Associates at (800) 940-1774!

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Infinite Monkeys Mobile App Of The Week for Sept. 7th – 13th is MPA App

This week, make your own app builder Infinite Monkeys has selected MPA App as the App Of The Week, a shining example of educators learning how to make a mobile app without learning how to program.

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 21, 2014

Infinite Monkeys, has announced today that MPA App is the company’s “App Of The Week” for Sept. 7th – 13th.

Each week Infinite Monkeys selects one app from the thousands published with their free app maker platform. This app was chosen because it is a great example of the quality, beauty and usefulness that mobile apps can bring to a traditional business.

With more than 1 Billion smartphones now active in the world, and 84% of those users accessing the Internet via their smartphone everyday, the base of potential mobile users for the MPA App is massive and growing by the day. It was this potential that motivated Infinite Monkeys to create an easy drag-and-drop app builder platform that allows anyone to create an app without having to hire a mobile agency for thousands of dollars, or learn how to do coding.

MPA App and thousands of other small businesses, blogs, sports teams and community groups selected the Infinite Monkeys app maker platform to create and launch their mobile app for Android, iPhone and over 5,000 different models of HTML5 compatible smartphones.

In a recent interview about building the MPA app, Wendy Baxter, Head Teacher and developer of the app, told Infinite Monkeys the following about their experience entering the app economy:

IM: Why did you decide to go mobile?

Wendy: Most of our parents have access to mobile phones and this seemed like a great way of getting information to them. Its quicker, easier and more eco friendly than sending lots of notes out via pupils. In addition, the notes aren’t likely to get lost on the way home.

IM: How did you find Infinite Monkeys?

Wendy: I was keen to have a mobile app for my academy but put off by the cost of getting a company to produce one for me. As someone who is fairly confident with ICT, I came across your site via a Google search and realised just how easy it was to make an app for the academy myself.

IM: What impact do you think it would have on your community with this mobile app you’ve built?

Wendy: The main thing for the academy is making sure that we are communicating well with our parents and local community. We need to reach out to them in the ways that they best like to communicate. I have found that I get a much better response from parents if I talk to them via social media than if I try and catch them outside the academy building. By using this app it also allows me to give access to information for parents that I couldn’t otherwise do. For example, each week we plan to have a link to a YouTube video that will give them specific advice on different aspects of parenting.

To create your own mobile app, and have a chance at being named App Of The Week, go to http://www.InfiniteMonkeys.mobi and get started today.

About Infinite Monkeys

Infinite Monkeys is a self-serve drag-and-drop platform that enables anyone to create a mobile app for iPhone, Android & HTML5 smartphones – without any coding. With three pricing options, from free to just $99, Infinite Monkeys brings custom mobile apps within the reach of small businesses, schools and community groups. By servicing the long-tail of niche interests with free and low-cost apps, Infinite Monkeys was named one of the Top10 Internet Startups of 2013 and aims to be the largest DIY publisher of mobile apps in the world.

Infinite Monkeys is also featured in a new video by blogger Harrison Lloyd showing 3 simple ways for anyone to create their own mobile app. http://bit.ly/1gKhwjK

To learn more about how Infinite Monkeys is transforming the Mobile App Economy, please visit http://www.infinitemonkeys.mobi and follow @oo_monkeys on Twitter.

About MPA App

MPA App is a new mobile app available for Android, iPhone and HTML5 compatible smartphones. It is the mobile presence of the MPA App website – and was created with the Infinite Monkeys mobile appmaker tool.

To download the MPA App for your mobile phone, go to: http://apps.monk.ee/mpaapp

To learn more about Meadstead Primary Academy please visit: https://sites.google.com/a/aetinet.org/meadstead-primary-academy/

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Photos: Oregon Ducks vs. Washington State Cougars pregame festivities

Oregon players ready to run out of the tunnel during warm-ups. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Washington State Cougars at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington on Sept. 20, 2014. (Dominic Allen/Emerald)
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Villa Group Resorts in Cabo Largely Unharmed, Plan to Re-open Early October

Guests Returned Home and Resorts Experienced Minimal Damage

Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico (PRWEB) September 20, 2014

The Villa Group announced today that its Los Cabos properties, including Villa del Palmar Cabo San Lucas, Villa La Estancia and Villa del Arco, experienced minimal damages in relation to Hurricane Odile, with plans to welcome guests back to the properties by the beginning of October.

As of Sept. 19, all members and guests of the Villa Group’s Los Cabos properties have returned home, thanks to a coordinated effort with government authorities.

Hurricane Odile struck Cabo San Lucas the night of September 14, 2014, bringing intense wind, rain and powerful surf conditions. Repairs continue within the region, and some electricity has been restored within pockets of Cabo, though water and electricity through the resorts’ generators have been functioning within the Villa Group portfolio.

The cleanup process is underway, and solid progress is being made daily to restore the properties to full operation. The Villa Group is confident it will have all services running at 100 percent with the aim to welcome new guests beginning Wednesday, October, 1, the official date by which full operations are expected to be returned to Los Cabos International Airport, according to the airport.

For questions regarding airline service, please contact Alaska Airlines at 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522).

Guests with questions regarding current or upcoming reservations are encouraged to stay informed by visiting the Villa Group Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/villagroup), or calling 800-852-4755. Representatives are available to help with rescheduling all reservations through September 30.

For those affected by the hurricane seeking more information, visit: http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/citizen_services/hurricane-odile.html.

About the Villa Group

The Villa Group is one of Mexico’s leading privately owned hotel, resort and real estate development companies. Their portfolio includes beachfront destination resorts, exclusive fractional and full ownership luxury real estate developments, and a secluded mountaintop boutique spa retreat. The collection includes: Cabo San Lucas – Villa La Estancia, Villa del Arco, Islands of Loreto – Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto and Hotel Santa Fe; Puerto Vallarta – Villa del Palmar and Nuevo Vallarta / Riviera Nayarit – Villa del Palmar Flamingos and Villa La Estancia; Sierra Madre Mountain Range – Sierra Lago Resort & Spa. Additionally, Villa del Palmar and Villa La Estancia multi-property developments are scheduled to open in Cancun and Loreto. For more information or reservations, call toll-free from the U.S. and Canada (877) 845-5247 or visit villagroupresorts.com.

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Versatility of Emory Toolbox 4.0 Shown at ASNC in Scientific Posters

Syntermed, Inc. showcases new diagnostic software applications for its Emory Toolbox 4.0 at the American Nuclear Cardiology Society 2014 annual meeting including two scientific posters presented by David Cooke. Emory Toolbox 4.0 with Syntermed IDS™ is a smarter solution for achieving better levels of clinical decision support,

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 20, 2014

David Cooke presented two scientific posters at ASNC on September 20, 2014. The first poster looked at the clinical benefits of MPI gated studies with 8 frames per cardiac cycle for calculating diastolic function. In conjunction with colleagues at Emory University, Cooke studied 121 patients with end-stage renal disease and normal LVEF by echo (>50%). Each patient had same-day 99mTc low-dose rest / high-dose stress protocol, and standard SPECT. Emory Toolbox 4.0 was used to analyze the resting gated short-axis slices. The time-volume curves were used for calculating diastolic function parameters. The Fourier analysis using 3 harmonics was used to approximate each time-volume curve. In a previous study, J Chen et al. demonstrated that 3-harmonic Fourier analysis of a time-volume curve from an 8-frame gated MPI study is able to detect phase offsets of as little as 5.6⁰. That study showed the value of replacing the 8 discrete time points with a continuous harmonic function (J Nucl Cardiol 15(3):383-391, 2008).

“Many labs are still acquiring gated studies at 8 frames/cardiac cycle because of the increased counts in each gated bin compared to studies acquired with 16 or more frames,” says Cooke. “We explored whether 3-harmonic Fourier diastolic analysis of 8-frame gated MPI studies can be used to help overcome this limited sampling deficiency.” The authors concluded that for adults with end-stage renal disease parameters of diastolic function can be successfully extracted from 8-frame gated 99mTc MPI studies.

ASNC abstract 322-70, “Measurement of Diastolic Function in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients using 8-frame ECG-gated SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging”, C. D. Cooke*, J. Chen, E. V. Garcia; Emory University, Atlanta, GA

As second scientific poster at ASNC demonstrated the accuracy of a new left ventricular, automatic base-detection algorithm in Emory Toolbox 4.0 for PET myocardial perfusion studies. This comparison study by David Cooke, and colleagues at Emory University and Syntermed, Inc. analyzed 100 clinical 82Rb stress/rest patients. All the studies were read visually by the same expert reader. Each study was then re-processed using Emory Cardiac Toolbox 4.0 and the original base-detection algorithm, and a second time using the new base-detection algorithm. “In this study we report on how the accuracy of clinical decision support is affected by proper base selection. Within PET MPI we often see atria and other background features which sometimes caused the original base-detection algorithm to locate the base too far out,” says Cooke. “The new algorithm now employs multiple thresholds that are confined to specific myocardial walls as well as the valve-plane and is correctly finding the base further in, significantly impacting the quantitation and interpretation of the study.”

The authors concluded the new automatic base-detection algorithm coupled with Syntermed IDS improves accuracy and provides diagnostic results consistent with those from an expert processing.

ASNC abstract 322-71, “New Automatic Left Ventricular Base-Detection Algorithm Improves Overall Accuracy of Quantitative PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging”, D. Cooke*1, R. D. Folks1, F. Esteves1, R. Eppes2, E. V. Garcia1; 1Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2Syntermed, Inc., Atlanta, GA

Additional references relevant to ASNC Abstract 322-71

1. Garcia EV, Klein J, Esteves FP, Cooke CD, Manatunga D, Del’Aune C, Eppes R, Folks R. LVX: A Novel Decision Support System for Cardiac Image Interpretation and Reporting. J Nucl Cardiol Suppl 19(4):838, 2012.

2. Esteves FP, Sultana R, Cooke CD, Folks RD, Garcia EV. Diagnostic Accuracy Comparison of LVX Versus ECTb4 on Rest/Stress Rb-82 Myocardial Perfusion 3D PET. J Nucl Cardiol Suppl 20(4):689, 2013.

[Disclosure: Dr. EV Garcia and Emory University receive royalities from Syntermed for the license technologies. Additionally, they own equity in Syntermed. Emory Toolbox is a trademark of Emory University. The terms of the arrangement have been reviewed and approved by Emory University in accordance with its conflict of interest policies.]

About Syntermed, Inc.

Syntermed Inc., an Atlanta-based imaging and informatics software company, is advancing the field of nuclear medicine quantification with news levels of clinical decision support under the brand Syntermed IDS™. Since 1999, Syntermed software has been utilized on SPECT and PET imaging systems. Emory Toolbox now has many advanced cardiac tools applicable to the diagnosis of heart failure. Syntermed also has quantitative software for PET-FDG and SPECT brain imaging studies under the NeuroQ™ brand. All of Syntermed’s software is broadly compatible with existing nuclear medicine workstations PC/ MAC that support a Microsoft® Windows® operating system. The cloud-based Syntermed Live system enables physicians around-the-clock secure, digital access to reports and dynamic images from your laptop or workstation.

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