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New HUAWEI Mate 10 Takes the Smartphone Experience to the Next Level With Integrated Artificial Intelligence
MUNICH: Huawei reveals the highly anticipated HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro featuring the world's first artificially intelligent chipset with dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit (NPU). With AI-based enhancements and machine learning integrated throughout, the device delivers the ultimate smartphone performance. Read Full Story

Malpractice Claims Involving Electronic Health Records on the Rise
NAPA, Calif: Malpractice claims in which the use of electronic health records (EHRs) contributed to patient injury have increased continuously over the past decade, according to a study released today by The Doctors Company. Read Full Story

New York Blood Center's Dr. Mohandas Narla Awarded Program Project Grant by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
NEW YORK: Mohandas Narla, DSc, Vice President of Research at New York Blood Center (NYBC), has been awarded a USD 6.5M Program Project grant over five years (USD 1.3M per year) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Read Full Story

Einstein Researchers Share USD 9 Million Grant to Find Anti-Aging Therapies
BRONX, N.Y: Scientists now believe that the Fountain of Youth flows from our genes, or at least from the genes of people who live healthy lives to age 100 or later. To discover what's special about the genes of these centenarians-and apply that knowledge to extend the healthy lives of the rest of us-the National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, and the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) a five-year, USD 9 million grant. Read Full Story

Crossing Chinese Opera With Jazz Is a Musical Dialogue Across Time and Space With the Golden Jazz' Premiering in the USA
ARLINGTON, Texas: Crossing Chinese Opera with Jazz is an innovative cultural project which is produced by Zhuhai Golden Jazz Cultural Industry Management Co., Ltd. Through adapting and arranging classic Chinese opera excerpts in the manner of jazz music, the two independent music forms have been blended harmoniously and created a refreshing performance. Read Full Story

STUNT Athlete to be Recognized at Women's Sports Foundation's Annual Salute to Women in Sports
MEMPHIS, Tenn: USA Cheer is proud to announce that Dominique Burke, a STUNT athlete, will be included in the Women's Sports Foundation Annual Salute to Women in Sports. Dominique will take the stage as part of the procession of female athletes during the annual banquet recognizing excellence in sport on October 18 in New York City. Read Full Story

Stormy Weather Calls for Professionally Installed Window Film
WASHINGTON: According to Accuweather, on average, 12 tropical storms form in the Atlantic during hurricane season and this year there have already been 13. With this in mind and nor'easter season approaching, what can homeowners do to protect their homes, offices, vehicles and their families against high winds and extreme weather? Read Full Story

A New Solution for Small Law Firms! Introducing the Lockton Affinity Lawyer Program
OVERLAND PARK, Kan: Effective January 1, 2018, Lockton Affinity will be the exclusive program administrator for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance for firms with 1-19 attorneys in California, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Read Full Story

Studio Stick Introduced As World's First Portable Recording Studio for Smartphones
CLEVELAND: Studio Stick is the world's first portable recording studio for smartphones that allows users to record high quality songs/audio anywhere on the go for an extremely lower cost than professional studio time. Studio Stick is now currently live on Kickstarter and raising funds to bring the project to life. Read Full Story

Launch of eBay Authenticate Boosts Shopper Confidence for Luxury Handbag Purchases
SAN JOSE, Calif: eBay launched eBay Authenticate, a white glove authentication service designed to help the marketplace's hundreds of millions of active buyers shop with confidence for luxury handbags. Read Full Story

Woobo Announces Last Purchase of Educational AI Robot for K
BOSTON: Woobo, the company that helps kids learn through high-tech companions that enhance educational and emotional development, today announced a "last chance" for parents to purchase a Woobo robot - a cuddly, artificial intelligence (AI)-based "learning launchpad" that sparks children's curiosity and exploration. Read Full Story

The first step to a bigger future? Deciding you want one
WILMINGTON, Del: To make something happen, you need to want something to happen. Do you know what your "something" is? A new job? Learning a language? Changing a life? Finally starting the longest pay-it-forward line at a Starbucks? Read Full Story

VolAero Drones' Team Is The Winner At The 2017 InterDrone Film Festival
MIAMI: VolAero UAV and Drones Holdings Corp., a Miami based Drone Tech Startup Company, announces their Chief Pilot Jeff Fidelin has won an award in the Real Estate and Resort Category at the International InterDrone 2017 convention in Las Vegas. Read Full Story

Plated Teams Up with Gail Simmons to Offer Signature Dish in Celebration of Her First Cookbook Bringing It Home
NEW YORK: Plated, the meal kit service for people who love food, kicks off its Tastemakers series this week with Top Chef judge, food writer, and culinary expert Gail Simmons. With the tagline "Collaborations for a Life Well Fed," the new series will showcase like-minded, food-loving people and brands across Plated menus, events, and digital channels several times a year. Read Full Story

Snow Leopards Wins 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in Book Category
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced that Snow Leopards, edited by Drs. Thomas McCarthy and David Mallon, has won The Wildlife Society's 2017 Wildlife Publication Award in the Book Category. Read Full Story

Jersey Jack Pinball Unveils Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean
CHICAGO: Jersey Jack Pinball, the industry leader in craftsmanship and technical innovation, greeted attendees at the 33rd Annual Pinball Expo with the unveiling of their newest machine, Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, raising the bar once again with a fast, challenging and feature-packed game that captures memorable scenes and elements from all five motion pictures in the series. Read Full Story

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Accelerated Growth In Houston With New Restaurant In Cypress
ATLANTA: Tropical Smoothie Cafe, the leading fast casual cafe concept known for its better-for-you food and smoothies with a tropical twist, announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Cypress, Texas. Read Full Story

National Cannabis Industry Association Hires Genifer Murray as Chief of Staff
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz: GENIFER M (www.geniferm.com), a luxury cannabis-inspired jewelry company, announced that its co-founder, Genifer Murray, has been named Chief of Staff at the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). Her position will be based in Denver, CO. Read Full Story

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto: A Paid-for Must-Have, finds Strategy Analytics
BOSTON: Access to smartphone apps through in-car HMI is increasingly important to consumers' purchase decisions. Mobile apps are preferred for many navigation tasks, especially more advanced ones. Read Full Story

A haircut at Sport Clips can Help A Hero now through Veterans Day
GEORGETOWN, Texas: The annual Sport Clips Haircuts' "Help A Hero" campaign kicks off today, and you can help service members and veterans take the next step toward civilian careers through education when you visit a local store. Read Full Story

Hoffman Madison Waterfront Awards Champion The Wharf in DC
HOBE SOUND, Fla: Champion Utility Billing Services, a Florida-based company that specializes in advanced sub-metering technology and billing services for utility energy management, is proud to announce it is the new sub-metering provider for The Wharf in Washington, DC. Read Full Story

Accudata Systems, Inc. Ranks 9th Among Houston Business Journal's 2017 Best Places to Work
HOUSTON: Accudata Systems, Inc., Texas' leader in IT consulting and systems integration, ranked 9th among 24 finalists in the large business category for the Houston Business Journal's (HBJ) 2017 Best Places to Work at Thursday's awards ceremony that honored 104 Houston-based organizations. Read Full Story

Kaori By Walter Martino The Million-Dollar Chef Unveils His New Executive Lunch Menu
MIAMI: Many restaurants are quick to describe their food as "fusion," but few are able to successfully fuse two different cuisines. Celebrity Chef , and now Restaurateur Walter Martino is at the helm of an ambitious new venture in Miami's Downtown/Brickell District, with a menu that combines Japanese fare with Italian flavors. Read Full Story

Samsara Luggage Creators Shatters Equity Crowdfunding Goals in One Day
NEW YORK: After shattering Kickstarter and Indiegogo goals and receiving huge market demand upon launch, the team at Samsara recently announced an equity crowdfunding campaign that will work to further develop the company. The campaign reached its goal within one day and has crossed the USD 10,000 milestone. Read Full Story

Foster Farms Donates USD 100,000 To Redwood Empire Food Bank To Aid North Bay Fire Relief Efforts
SANTA ROSA, Calif: Family-owned California poultry producer Foster Farms today donated USD 100,000 to the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) to help meet the critical needs of families displaced by the Northern California fires. REFB, based in Santa Rosa, serves communities that are among the most affected by the fires, with thousands of homes destroyed and tens of thousands of residents evacuated. Read Full Story

A Cup of Candy Flavor: Dunkin' Donuts Introduces New Almond Joy Hot Chocolates
CANTON, Mass: Dunkin' Donuts is continuing its Halloween celebration with a sweet sip for the spookiest season, introducing new Almond Joy Hot Chocolate and Frozen Almond Joy Hot Chocolate. Read Full Story

Study: Only 12 Percent of Medical Students Aware of Key Nutritional Guidelines, Yet 55 Percent Confident in Counseling Patients
CHICAGO: Ohio University researchers found medical students may be more confident than knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition. Of the 257 medical students studied, more than 55 percent were confident they could counsel patients on nutritional recommendations, but half did not achieve a passing score on a nutrition quiz, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Read Full Story

Boston Winter Holiday Market Offers Local Charities Free Spot at This Year's Event
NEWTON, Mass: The producer of the Boston Winter Holiday Market said today it plans to offer up to five charities a spot along with local vendors and artists who market their crafts and gifts at Boston's newest holiday tradition. Read Full Story

The Ascend Hotel Collection Welcomes Three New Iconic South Beach Properties
MIAMI: The Ascend Hotel Collection welcomes the iconic Hotel Breakwater South Beach, Casa Victoria Orchid and Hotel Ocean properties in South Beach, FL. Known for inspiring individuality, the Ascend Hotel Collection is the first and largest global soft hotel brand, featuring best in class unique, boutique and historic independent hotels and resorts. Read Full Story

IBM inaugurates its Client Innovation Centre in Montreal
MONTREAL: Developing and renewing local expertise and driving Quebec know-how through a competitive local business model is the mission of the brand new IBM Client Innovation Centre (CIC) (NYSE: IBM) which was officially inaugurated this morning in Montreal. Read Full Story

TeenSafe Key Insights for National Teen Driver Safety Week
LOS ANGELES: TeenSafe, the first and leading independent smartphone control and monitoring service for parents, is joining with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 15-21) to encourage all parents to talk to their teens about smartphone distracted driving. Read Full Story

Winsupply opens new heating and air wholesale distributor in Kansas City, Mo.
DAYTON, Ohio: Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Kansas City, Missouri. Winsupply of Kansas City, Mo., will provide sheet metal supplies, and heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) equipment to contractors throughout the region. Read Full Story

LiveRez Launches Technology That Enables Vacation Rental Managers to Get Bookings on More Than 1,000 Websites
EAGLE, Idaho: LiveRez.com, the most widely used cloud-based software for professional vacation rental managers, released multiple pieces of new technology last week at its annual user conference. Read Full Story

Altavoz Names City Music Deal Ambassador for Savannah, Georgia
SAVANNAH, Ga: Altavoz Entertainment, Inc. is launching its fifth City Music Deal, this time in Savannah, Ga., under the ambassadorship of Craig Butts. Read Full Story

Top 10 Finalists Announced for Private Business Growth Award
TORONTO: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Grant Thornton LLP are proud to announce the 2017 Top 10 Finalists for the Private Business Growth Award. Read Full Story

A Galaxy of Human and Animal Stars Team Up for Night of Unforgettable Television
LOS ANGELES: For animal lovers and star gazers, it's television's biggest night of the year....and it's coming soon. Following nearly a million votes by the American public, the nation's most courageous canines of the year will be revealed on the American Humane Hero Dog Awards, sponsored by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation, Inc. and broadcast nationwide on Hallmark Channel October 25 at 8 pm/7 CT. Read Full Story

LimeBike Closes USD 50 Million Series B To Expand Dockless Bike Sharing Nationwide
SAN MATEO, Calif: LimeBike, the nation's leading dockless bike sharing service, today announced it has raised USD 50 million in Series B funding to speed the rollout of its programs into 30+ cities and campuses across the U.S. by year-end. Read Full Story

The American College Congratulates David Blanchett, Adjunct Professor, For Earning AFS 'Best Paper' Award
BRYN MAWR, Pa: The American College of Financial Services, the nation's only non-profit, accredited college devoted to financial services, announced today that the Academy of Financial Services (AFS) has awarded Adjunct Professor David Blanchett with 'Best Paper' in investments for his research article, 'The Value of a Gamma-Efficient Portfolio.' Read Full Story

Rebecca Creek Distillery Spirits Now Available On Shelves Throughout Georgia
SAN ANTONIO: Texas-based Rebecca Creek Distillery, one of the largest craft distilleries in North America, has put its award-winning spirits on shelves throughout the state of Georgia for the first time. Read Full Story

Captain D's Multi-Unit Franchisee Opens Second Restaurant In Less Than 60 Days
NASHVILLE, Tenn: Captain D's, the nation's leading fast casual seafood restaurant, announced today the opening of its newest franchised location in Horn Lake, Mississippi. Read Full Story

There's Still Time to Apply for National Youth Service Awards
WASHINGTON: In communities across the country, middle and high school students are making meaningful contributions through volunteering - and The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards wants to shine a spotlight on their service. Read Full Story

2017 Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering Awarded to 18 Researchers
LOS ALTOS, Calif: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation named 18 of the nation's most innovative, early-career scientists and engineers as recipients of the 2017 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Each Fellow will receive USD 875,000 over five years to pursue their research. Read Full Story

HENRY The Dentist Launches In New Jersey, Solving A Massive Healthcare Problem
JERSEY, CITY, N.J: HENRY The Dentist (HENRY), a state-of-the-art mobile dental clinic that comes to corporate offices, announced the launch of the service in New Jersey. Read Full Story

Paxter Announces Launch of Kickstarter Campaign to Bring to Market the World's Most Functional Travel/Gym Container for Hygiene Products
NEW YORK: Most people have experienced taking a shower and having too many bottles, brushes and other products spread out in ways that create inconveniences. For many on the road this is a frequent or even daily experience. Read Full Story

Technology Aged Whisky Outscores 95pc of the World's Best Whiskies, Making History
LOS ANGELES: Jim Murray's famous 2018 Whisky Bible has awarded 94 points and its coveted Liquid Gold designation to Lost Spirits Abomination, a peated malt "aged" in just 6 days utilizing Lost Spirits' revolutionary patented technology. Read Full Story

LG V30 Smartphone's Stunning Video Features Highlighted In Collection Of Original Films
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J: LG Electronics (LG) celebrated the retail launch of its newest flagship phone by commissioning six inspirational movie shorts by emerging filmmakers, who shot their films on the LG V30. LG also partnered with the 55th New York Film Festival for a weekend-long experiential activation in the Walter Reade Theater, as well as a private screening for the premiere of the original films. Read Full Story

Top Chefs Celebrate The Wonders Of Jang - Korea's Traditional Condiment And Sauce - At 2017 New York City Wine And Food Festival
NEW YORK: The Korean Food Foundation (KFF) again made a stimulating presentation at this year's New York City Wine and Food Festival, taking place October 13 through 15 at Pier 94 on the West Side of Manhattan. Read Full Story

Kellogg Company Employees Fight Hunger In Honor Of World Food Day
BATTLE CREEK, Mich: After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, an estimated 815 million people around the world are hungry and malnourished, especially those living in rural parts of the globe. Read Full Story

Personal Empowerment is Within Everyone's Reach Regardless of Station or Circumstance
LAS VEGAS: Standing in the way of our own success is something that almost all people subconsciously do. The problem is that because it is a suppressed action, they have no idea that they are even doing it. Read Full Story

Why Demarra Gardner Created an Entrepreneurial Support Program For and By Black Women
KALAMAZOO, Mich: There's no secret that black female entrepreneurs are on the rise. In fact, they are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the world. Read Full Story

Canon Announces The Next Evolution Of Its Popular G-series Camera - The PowerShot G1 X Mark III
MELVILLE, N.Y: Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced a new flagship addition to its acclaimed G-series of premium compact cameras, the Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III. Read Full Story

St. George's University Introduces "Pay It Forward" Program for Canadian Students
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada: This week, St. George's University launched the "Pay It Forward" program, which will allow Canadian students who enroll in SGU's January MD entering classes, starting this January of 2018 to claim a refund of their tuition if they are accepted to and matriculate at a Canadian or US allopathic medical school for the subsequent fall term. Read Full Story

Topgolf Debuting New Game Technology at Orlando Opening this Friday
ORLANDO, Fla: Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf opens the doors to its Orlando venue on Friday at 9 a.m. The new three level, 65,000-square-foot venue is the company's 36th location worldwide and first location to open with Toptracer technology. Read Full Story

NAWBO 2017 Women's Business Conference to Host U.S. Government's Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit
WASHINGTON: The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is pleased to announce their annual Women's Business Conference (WBC) will serve as a stop in the U.S. Government's Road to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Read Full Story

America Is Just One Stolen Base Away From Winning Free Tacos
IRVINE, Calif: Postseason baseball is upon us, and while we don't yet know which teams are bound for the Fall Classic, we do know that Taco Bell and Major League Baseball (MLB) are teaming up once again for the return of "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco." The first player to steal a base during the 2017 World Series presented by YouTube TV will be dubbed the sixth-ever Taco Hero, giving America free Doritos Locos Tacos. Read Full Story

Sage Intacct Kicks Off Its Largest-Ever Customer and Partner Conference in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS: Sage Intacct, the innovation and customer satisfaction leader in cloud financial management software, today kicked off its annual customer and partner conference taking place this week in Las Vegas. Read Full Story

Soylent to Donate 50 Percent of All New Sales on World Food Day
LOS ANGELES: In June, we officially launched the #SoylentforGood program, our company-wide initiative that incorporates our collective efforts to combat food insecurity and enables us and our community to tackle hunger in new, innovative ways. Read Full Story

Butterfly Raises USD 2.4 Million in Seed Funding
NEW YORK: Butterfly, an employee intelligence and management coaching software, announced that it has raised a USD 2.4 million seed round investment from leading venture capital firms and angel investors. Read Full Story

500 Jobs Now Available at Topgolf Miami Gardens
MIAMI, Oct. 16, 2017 : Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf today announced hiring plans for its 40th location, which will open late winter. Approximately 500 new jobs have been posted online at topgolf.com/careers, and MISSION: Ambition auditions begin in three weeks. Read Full Story

Devbridge Group expands to U.K. with London office opening
TORONTO: While news of Brexit swirls, a rapidly expanding Chicago tech company is planning what it's calling a "Brenter." Read Full Story


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