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TI's integrated transformer module technology helps maximize drive time in hybrid and electric vehicles

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 6:00pm

The UCC14240-Q1 uses a proprietary integrated transformer technology to enable designers to cut their power solution size in half for use in high-voltage environments such as electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid EVs, motor-drive systems and grid-tied inverters.

Key Points: 
  • The UCC14240-Q1 uses a proprietary integrated transformer technology to enable designers to cut their power solution size in half for use in high-voltage environments such as electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid EVs, motor-drive systems and grid-tied inverters.
  • Fully integrated power solutions such as the UCC14240-Q1 help engineers take advantage of distributed architecture.
  • The UCC14240-Q1 offers size and efficiency advantages that enable greater power density and system efficiency, which can allow vehicles to drive farther between charges.
  • The height reduction also gives engineers the full flexibility to place the module on either side of the printed circuit board.

Scholastic Book Clubs and James Patterson Launch "The United States of Readers" to Battle Inequity in Literacy

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 5:06pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Book Clubs announced today the launch of The United States of Readers, a first-of-its-kind classroom program dedicated to bridging the gap of literacy inequity.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Book Clubs announced today the launch of The United States of Readers, a first-of-its-kind classroom program dedicated to bridging the gap of literacy inequity.
  • The participating schools represent rural, suburban and urban areas, are all at least 75% Title I, and do not currently participate in Scholastic Book Clubs.
  • Patterson's $1.5 million donation to sponsor The United States of Readers' inaugural year adds to the $11 million he has already donated to teachers and schools through Scholastic Book Clubs since 2015.
  • The United States of Readers marks an evolution in Scholastic Book Clubs' ongoing partnership with author James Patterson by directly growing home libraries.

15th Annual Summer Reading Contest Celebrates Six Students for Accelerating Literacy Growth

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

The Summer Activity Challenge, which ran from June 1- August 31, 2021, required students to complete 40 activities.

Key Points: 
  • The Summer Activity Challenge, which ran from June 1- August 31, 2021, required students to complete 40 activities.
  • A first-try score of 75% or higher on Achieve3000 Literacy questions qualified students for a raffle to win a free iPad.
  • Every year, thousands of students nationwide continue to participate in Achieve3000s annual Summer Reading Contest.
  • Results from the Challenge help demonstrate students ability to accelerate literacy growth and their success with remote and independent learning using Achieve3000 Literacy.

Americans are Frustrated by Unexpected Blurry Near Vision Issues, a New Survey Reveals

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:30pm

Despite the high prevalence of near vision issues like presbyopia, these challenges can still come as a surprise to people with difficulty seeing up close.

Key Points: 
  • Despite the high prevalence of near vision issues like presbyopia, these challenges can still come as a surprise to people with difficulty seeing up close.
  • There are options available to manage near vision issues, but they can come with challenges of their own.
  • Additionally, for many adults, blurry near vision may impact the activities they enjoy most.
  • The online Blurry Near Vision survey, commissioned by Allergan and conducted by Wakefield Research, was fielded from August 2 August 9, 2021, to 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults ages 40 55 who reported having near vision issues.

Superhero Captain Compassion® Empowers Kids to Prevent Racially Motivated Bullying

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Seven out of 10 children regularly witness bullying in schools and about 50 percent of minority youth have witnessed racially motivated cyberbullying," says developmental psychologist and bullying researcher Tia Kim, Ph.D. "Any parent or caregiver who's witnessed bullying before knows how harmful it can be, especially when it's racially motivated.

Key Points: 
  • Seven out of 10 children regularly witness bullying in schools and about 50 percent of minority youth have witnessed racially motivated cyberbullying," says developmental psychologist and bullying researcher Tia Kim, Ph.D. "Any parent or caregiver who's witnessed bullying before knows how harmful it can be, especially when it's racially motivated.
  • In response, bullying prevention superhero Captain Compassion and sidekick Kid Kinder are empowering kids and adults to use their upstander power to recognize, report, and stand against racially motivated bullying.
  • When they see racially motivated bullying and intolerance on social media, on the news, or in their communities, they want to help," says Dr. Kim.
  • The Captain Compassion site also includes a Secret Decoder Wheel puzzle for kids, informative videos, downloadable posters, and more.

Kielce University of Technology issues diplomas on blockchain using Billon Group's Unified Enterprise DLT

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 5:00pm

Mirosław Płaza PhD, Head of ICT & IoTcyberLAB at the Kielce University, comments: "In this era of technological advances, digital student credentials will soon become a common standard. They equip graduates and their future employers to verify the authenticity of diplomas in a very safe way -- even from distant corners of the world. We are pleased that students of the Kielce University of Technology can use this innovative solution as the first in Poland."

Key Points: 
  • WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Kielce University of Technology in Poland is the first academic institution to use Billon Group's Unified Enterprise DLT platform to guarantee the authenticity of student credentials.
  • We are pleased that students of the Kielce University of Technology can use this innovative solution as the first in Poland."
  • The university administration can convert a PDF file with the diploma to data dispersed on the ledger in a matter of seconds.
  • Unlike other blockchain solutions, Unified Enterprise DLT stores not only hash sums, but complete documents on-chain.

Highland Income Fund (HFRO) Announces Supplement to Proxy Statement, Adjourns Special Meeting of Shareholders to Allow Review of Supplemented Proxy

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 2:47pm

The Special Meeting will reconvene on October 15, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. CDT at 300 Crescent Court, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75201.

Key Points: 
  • The Special Meeting will reconvene on October 15, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. CDT at 300 Crescent Court, Suite 700, Dallas, Texas 75201.
  • Terms used, but not otherwise defined herein, have the meanings assigned to them in the Proxy Statement.
  • The Highland Income Fund (NYSE:HFRO) is a closed-end fund managed by Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. For more information visit www.highlandfunds.com/income-fund/
    About Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P.
    Highland Capital Management Fund Advisors, L.P. is an SEC-registered investment adviser.
  • Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Highland Income Fund carefully before investing.

Olivia Colman, Anna Bonaiuto and Olga Zuiderhoek read new lecture by Elena Ferrante at Dutch literature festival

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

UTRECHT, Netherlands, Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The successful Italian author Elena Ferrante has written a new lecture for the ILFU literature festival in the Netherlands.

Key Points: 
  • UTRECHT, Netherlands, Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The successful Italian author Elena Ferrante has written a new lecture for the ILFU literature festival in the Netherlands.
  • This year, the International Literature Festival Utrecht (ILFU) will present Elena Ferrante with the Belle van Zuylen Ring 2021, an award recognising the work of socially engaged writers.
  • The award accompanies the Belle van Zuylen Lecture, which honours the memory of the famed Dutch Enlightenment writer Belle van Zuylen.
  • An online stream of Elena Ferrante lecture ( 30 minutes) by Olivia Colman, Anna Bonaiuto and Olga Zuiderhoek.

Artificial Intelligence Tool Improves Accuracy of Breast Cancer Imaging

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 12:00pm

"Our study demonstrates how artificial intelligence can help radiologists reading breast ultrasound exams to reveal only those that show real signs of breast cancer and to avoid verification by biopsy in cases that turn out to be benign," says study senior investigator Krzysztof Geras, PhD.

Key Points: 
  • "Our study demonstrates how artificial intelligence can help radiologists reading breast ultrasound exams to reveal only those that show real signs of breast cancer and to avoid verification by biopsy in cases that turn out to be benign," says study senior investigator Krzysztof Geras, PhD.
  • Some studies have shown that a majority of breast ultrasound exams indicating signs of cancer turn out to be noncancerous after biopsy.
  • Ten radiologists then each reviewed a separate set of 663 breast exams, with an average accuracy of 92 percent.
  • When aided by the AI model, their average accuracy in diagnosing breast cancer improved to 96 percent.

Olivia Colman, Anna Bonaiuto and Olga Zuiderhoek read new lecture by Elena Ferrante at Dutch literature festival

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 8:00am

UTRECHT, Netherlands, Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The successful Italian author Elena Ferrante has written a new lecture for the ILFU literature festival in the Netherlands.

Key Points: 
  • UTRECHT, Netherlands, Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The successful Italian author Elena Ferrante has written a new lecture for the ILFU literature festival in the Netherlands.
  • This year, the International Literature Festival Utrecht (ILFU) will present Elena Ferrante with the Belle van Zuylen Ring 2021, an award recognising the work of socially engaged writers.
  • The award accompanies the Belle van Zuylen Lecture, which honours the memory of the famed Dutch Enlightenment writer Belle van Zuylen.
  • An online stream of Elena Ferrante lecture ( 30 minutes) by Olivia Colman, Anna Bonaiuto and Olga Zuiderhoek.