Consumer

Cybercriminals' Holiday Traditions May Cost Consumers Hundreds of Dollars

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:01am

Just like your family, cybercriminals have holiday traditions and they are constantly looking for ways to take advantage of holiday shoppers, said Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee.

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  • Just like your family, cybercriminals have holiday traditions and they are constantly looking for ways to take advantage of holiday shoppers, said Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist at McAfee.
  • While most consumers believe that cyber-scams become more prevalent during the holiday season, a third dont actually take any steps to change their online behavior.
  • It is crucial that we are mindful of potential risks and take the proper steps to protect ourselves this holiday season.
  • As consumers use their devices and apps for everyday tasks, like holiday shopping, streaming TV shows and food delivery services, they are sharing more personal information than ever before.

Mori Memorial Foundation’s GPCI 2019 Report: London Loses Momentum, Tokyo Is Sluggish and Paris Trends Upward

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 5:30am

London, New York, Tokyo and Paris were again named the worlds most comprehensively attractive cities, in that order, in the Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2019 report published by The Mori Memorial Foundations Institute for Urban Strategies , a research body established by Mori Building , a leading urban developer in Tokyo.

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  • London, New York, Tokyo and Paris were again named the worlds most comprehensively attractive cities, in that order, in the Global Power City Index (GPCI) 2019 report published by The Mori Memorial Foundations Institute for Urban Strategies , a research body established by Mori Building , a leading urban developer in Tokyo.
  • In an effort to deal with changes in the conditions surrounding global cities, the GPCI is continuously improving its indicators and data-collection methods.
  • Although the scores of New York, Tokyo and Paris all decreased for their own reasons, the degree of Tokyos fall widened its gap with New York, although the gap between Tokyo and Paris narrowed.
  • Noticeable effects on GPCI 2019 scores included Beijing and Shanghais sluggish GDP Growth Rates and Londons falling number of Worlds Top 500 Companies.

beIN SPORTS Launches beIN SPORTS XTRA – Free Streaming Channel for Sports Fans

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:31pm

beIN SPORTS XTRA will amplify brand awareness with its unlimited scale, and will allow new audiences to cut through channel clutter with a consistent LIVE sampling of exclusive season-long access to XTRA soccer matches, XTRA combat sports, XTRA adventure sports, XTRA original studio productions, and a robust library of historically relevant sporting events all at no XTRA cost!

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  • beIN SPORTS XTRA will amplify brand awareness with its unlimited scale, and will allow new audiences to cut through channel clutter with a consistent LIVE sampling of exclusive season-long access to XTRA soccer matches, XTRA combat sports, XTRA adventure sports, XTRA original studio productions, and a robust library of historically relevant sporting events all at no XTRA cost!
  • In response to the high demand for our world-class content, its an exciting day for beIN SPORTS as we launch beIN SPORTS XTRA, delivering access to some of our highest quality sports properties, free for all viewers and fans, said Antonio Briceo, beIN SPORTS Deputy Managing Director for the US and Canada.
  • beIN SPORTS XTRA will be broadly available to the public for free via The Roku Channel, with various additional multi-platform launches forthcoming.
  • Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS offers viewers world-class sports content and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espaol and live streaming on beIN SPORTS CONNECT.

Western Dental and the SoCal Chapter of the NFL Alumni Provide Free Turkey Dinners

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 10:30pm

Under the partnership, Western Dental will provide volunteers and food donations for 300 families in need in the Southern California area.

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  • Under the partnership, Western Dental will provide volunteers and food donations for 300 families in need in the Southern California area.
  • Western Dental is a preferred dental provider for all of the Southern California Alumni Chapters members and provides dental services to NFL alumni players and their families, including orthodontics, dental implants, crowns and restorations, and pediatric dentistry.
  • The SoCal NFL Alumni is a valued Plan partner, said Lynn Thompson, Vice President-Payor & Plan Strategic Relations for Western Dental.
  • Western Dental dentists will provide care to a half-million Denti-Cal beneficiaries in 2019, and Western Dental is committed to continuing to partner with the State to improve the program.

InterVenn Biosciences Announces Positive Interim Clinical Trial Results and Appoints Biotech Veteran Klaus Lindpaintner, M.D. as Chief Scientific and Medical Officer

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:53pm

The interim results confirmed that the InterVenn test performance significantly exceeds that of the current state-of-the-art ovarian cancer test, CA 125, with both markedly better specificity and sensitivity.

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  • The interim results confirmed that the InterVenn test performance significantly exceeds that of the current state-of-the-art ovarian cancer test, CA 125, with both markedly better specificity and sensitivity.
  • InterVenn Biosciences also announced the latest addition to its team, Klaus Lindpaintner , MD, MPH, FACP, FACMG, as Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer, a role in which he will be the head all of InterVenns global scientific operations and clinical affairs.
  • Previous to that, Klaus served as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health.
  • InterVenn Biosciences utilizes a proprietary glycoproteomic biomarker interrogation platform using AI and mass spectrometry for next-gen precision medicine.

Santa Creates Sensory-Friendly Memories for Children With Special Needs

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 8:31pm

This holiday season, children with autism or other disabilities can enjoy a tradition that many families take for granted: visiting Santa Claus.

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  • This holiday season, children with autism or other disabilities can enjoy a tradition that many families take for granted: visiting Santa Claus.
  • At Santa Cares events, lights are dimmed, music is lowered, and the event begins early, before holiday shoppers arrive.
  • Families can reserve a time to visit with Santa to avoid waiting in lines.
  • Santa has been specially trained to interact with special needs children and will take cues from a parent or caregiver who knows the childs abilities and preferences.

Spread Holiday Cheer with Popcornopolis® Gift Collection of Scrumptious Gourmet Popcorn Treats

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 8:27pm

The holiday season is in full swing and Popcornopolis is celebrating by offering a variety of Holiday-themed treats that are the perfect gift for family, friends, colleagues, secret Santas, and everyone in between.

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  • The holiday season is in full swing and Popcornopolis is celebrating by offering a variety of Holiday-themed treats that are the perfect gift for family, friends, colleagues, secret Santas, and everyone in between.
  • From glimmering new Metallic Mini Cones to the elegantly packaged gift baskets, this gourmet popcorn company is fully stocked with seasonal offerings that will spread maximum holiday cheer for all occasions.
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    Whether youre shopping for stocking stuffers, baskets or tins, Popcornopolis, purveyors of Americas premium popcorn gift, has the gourmet goods to make you the star of the season.
  • Elevate your celebrations with the Grand Gift Collection showcasing all 18 gourmet flavors ($119.99 at popcornopolis.com ) or the 3.5-Gallon Holiday Snowflakes Tin ($54.99 at popcornopolis.com ).

Empire Today® Receives the 2019 Cigna Outstanding Culture of Well-Being Award for the Second Consecutive Year

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 8:21pm

Empire Today was bestowed, for the second year in a row, Cignas Outstanding Culture of Well-Being Award for the Mid-West Region.

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  • Empire Today was bestowed, for the second year in a row, Cignas Outstanding Culture of Well-Being Award for the Mid-West Region.
  • Additionally, Empire was recognized for their monthly benefits communication and commitment to regularly requesting and implementing feedback to improve company wellness initiatives.
  • Empire Todays goals are to improve our customers experiences, strengthen our peoples experiences of working for Empire, and grow the business.
  • Being chosen for this award highlights the success weve had in making Empire a great place to work, said Keith Weinberger, CEO of Empire Today.

Karen Hornsby Joins Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery as Chief Managed Care Officer

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (ADCS), one of the nations leaders in high-quality dermatology, today announced the appointment of Karen Hornsby as Chief Managed Care Officer effective November 18, 2019.

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  • Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (ADCS), one of the nations leaders in high-quality dermatology, today announced the appointment of Karen Hornsby as Chief Managed Care Officer effective November 18, 2019.
  • Most recently she was Vice President of Managed Care for Envision Healthcare, where she directed all regional managed care operations for the firms hospital-based physicians and ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery supports a great portfolio of high quality practices concentrated in attractive markets, which is very attractive to patients and payors alike, said Ms. Hornsby.
  • Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is the largest dermatology practice in the country.

Station Park Unveils Its Can’t-Miss 2019 Holiday Events and Activities

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 5:50pm

Station Park is pleased to announce its schedule of special events, activities and promotions for the 2019 holiday season.

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  • Station Park is pleased to announce its schedule of special events, activities and promotions for the 2019 holiday season.
  • Station Park shoppers can enter to win a Holiday Getaway Contest on Nov. 1st-30th.
  • With all these activities combined into a single gathering place, Station Park is your one-stop spot for building new family traditions and memories, said David Anderson, general manager at Station Park.
  • From a free Self-Serve Gift Wrap Station to the breathtaking Enchanted 3D Holiday Light Show, Station Park offers something to please every member of the family.