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Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., appointed as inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research at UAB

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 1:33pm

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., one of the most respected minds in healthy aging research, as the inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research, enabling him to build on his pioneering legacy to establish Birmingham as a global epicenter for healthy aging research.

Key Points: 
  • The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees recently approved the appointment of Steven N. Austad, Ph.D., one of the most respected minds in healthy aging research, as the inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research, enabling him to build on his pioneering legacy to establish Birmingham as a global epicenter for healthy aging research.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211021005301/en/
    Stephen N. Austadt, Ph.D. has been named as the inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Health Aging Research at UAB.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    Dr. Austad is an international trailblazer in the science of aging, and we are thrilled to see him named as the inaugural Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research at UAB, said Rich Bielen, president and CEO of Protective.
  • In addition to the Protective Life Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging Research, Protectives total $2 million investment toward advancing the science of healthy aging also funds the Protective Life Healthy Aging and Research Acceleration and Innovation Fund.

KDD 2021 Celebrates Winning Teams of 25th Annual KDD Cup

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 4:30pm

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) today recognized the winning teams of this year's KDD Cup, the annual competition held at KDD 2021, the premier interdisciplinary conference in data science.

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  • SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) today recognized the winning teams of this year's KDD Cup, the annual competition held at KDD 2021, the premier interdisciplinary conference in data science.
  • KDD Cup 2021 crowdsourced participants who are helping to solve challenges within knowledge discovery and data mining.
  • KDD Cup 2021 winners include:
    First place went to DeepBlueAI, which included Zhixing He, Xu Zhang, and Jin Wang.
  • The 26th Annual KDD Cup will take place in conjunction with KDD 2022 on Aug. 14-18, 2022 in Washington, D.C. For additional information on this year's cup and winners, please contact kddcup2021@kdd.org.

The Thermal Transfer Ribbons Market would reach over USD 1.90 billion by 2027, says Global Market Insights Inc.

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 11:00am

Moreover, increasing penetration of e-commerce in the retail industry is projected to further boost market growth through the following years.

Key Points: 
  • Moreover, increasing penetration of e-commerce in the retail industry is projected to further boost market growth through the following years.
  • The thermal transfer ribbons market from the wax resin product segment is estimated to register a CAGR of approximately 8.2% over the assessment timeframe.
  • Key reasons for thermal transfer ribbons market growth:
    Increasing product adoption in packaging industry.
  • Global Market Insights Inc., headquartered in Delaware, U.S., is a global market research and consulting service provider.

The Thermal Transfer Ribbons Market would reach over USD 1.90 billion by 2027, says Global Market Insights Inc.

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 11:00am

SELBYVILLE, Del., Oct. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As per the latest report by Global Market Insights Inc., the Thermal Transfer Ribbons Market was estimated at $1,099.5 million in 2020 and is slated to exceed USD 1.90 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 7.8% from 2021 to 2027. The report offers a detailed analysis of drivers & opportunities, market size & estimations, wavering market trends, competitive scenario, top winning strategies, and major investment pockets.

Key Points: 
  • Moreover, increasing penetration of e-commerce in the retail industry is projected to further boost market growth through the following years.
  • The thermal transfer ribbons market from the wax resin product segment is estimated to register a CAGR of approximately 8.2% over the assessment timeframe.
  • Key reasons for thermal transfer ribbons market growth:
    Increasing product adoption in packaging industry.
  • Global Market Insights Inc., headquartered in Delaware, U.S., is a global market research and consulting service provider.

SenseTime Co-hosts the 3rd International Artificial Intelligence Fair to Nurture AI Talent and Promote a Collaborative Education Ecosystem

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 8:21am

SHANGHAI, Oct.18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 16, 2021, SenseTime, a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) software company, co-hosted the 3rd International Artificial Intelligence Fair (IAIF), an annual global AI competition with the Shanghai Xuhui Education Bureau and the Global AI Academic Alliance.

Key Points: 
  • SHANGHAI, Oct.18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 16, 2021, SenseTime, a leading global artificial intelligence (AI) software company, co-hosted the 3rd International Artificial Intelligence Fair (IAIF), an annual global AI competition with the Shanghai Xuhui Education Bureau and the Global AI Academic Alliance.
  • Lin Junqiu, Deputy Director of Science and Education Department from Shanghai Science, Art and Education Center, said, "Artificial intelligence is critical to our future.
  • The success of the 3rd International Artificial Intelligence Fair not only marks the formation of the foundations for the AI education ecosystem developed by the Shanghai Xuhui Education Bureau and SenseTime, but also boosts the collaboration among governments, academia, enterprises and industries in AI technology innovation.
  • In the future, SenseTime Education will continue to act as a focal point and a platform for cultivating future AI talents.

COP15: International cooperation in biodiversity protection

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

To protect these elephants, China and Laos have designated an area of some 200,000 hectares on the border as the "The China-Laos transboundary biodiversity reserve."

Key Points: 
  • To protect these elephants, China and Laos have designated an area of some 200,000 hectares on the border as the "The China-Laos transboundary biodiversity reserve."
  • Meanwhile, the situation described above shows people that in order to truly achieve the ideal state of "harmonious coexistence between humans and nature," cross-border cooperation in biodiversity protection is of paramount importance.
  • In fact, similar to its cooperation with Laos, China has established transboundary protection areas (PA) and ecological corridors with many other countries such as Russia and Mongolia.
  • It also reflects the spirit of upholding multilateralism and foster global synergy on biodiversity protection and governance.

Protective Life Corporation Launches Collaboration with FLY V, Bringing Local Apparel to Protective Stadium and Supporting Birmingham’s Northside Neighborhoods

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:26pm

Entrepreneur and former collegiate athlete, Jones created the FLY V brand to inspire empowerment through positive, stylish apparel for cultural trendsetters.

Key Points: 
  • Entrepreneur and former collegiate athlete, Jones created the FLY V brand to inspire empowerment through positive, stylish apparel for cultural trendsetters.
  • As part of the collaboration with Protective, FLY V has designed and produced a commemorative hat to be sold exclusively in Protective Stadium during all 2021 home football games for The University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers.
  • Through collaborations like the Protective Stadium hat, our city can keep spreading the magic, said Andrew Jones, FLY V Founder.
  • Protective is thrilled to be working with FLY V, supporting both a unique and thriving local business and the communities around Protective Stadium, said Scott Adams, EVP, Corporate Responsibility, Strategy and Innovation at Protective.

People's Daily Online: COP15 Kicks Off in Kunming, Celebrated by Asian Elephants as "Opening Guests"

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:20pm

Short film "Elephants Journey in Yunnan" was premiered at the opening ceremony.

Key Points: 
  • Short film "Elephants Journey in Yunnan" was premiered at the opening ceremony.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211013005703/en/
    The Asian elephants play with mud.
  • Beginning last year, a herd of wild Asian elephants in Yunnan roamed all the way north.
  • The population of wild Asian elephants has entered a stage of stable recovery and gradual increase.

COP15 kicks off in Kunming, celebrated by Asian elephants as "opening guests"

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:09pm

"Elephants' Journey in Yunnan" records the story of 16 wild Asian elephants which left their habitat in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, last spring and finally returned home after 17 months of trek of 1,300 kilometers.

Key Points: 
  • "Elephants' Journey in Yunnan" records the story of 16 wild Asian elephants which left their habitat in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, last spring and finally returned home after 17 months of trek of 1,300 kilometers.
  • Beginning last year, a herd of wild Asian elephants in Yunnan roamed all the way north.
  • Netizens joked that the elephants would go to Kunming to participate in COP15 conference.
  • The population of wild Asian elephants has entered a stage of stable recovery and gradual increase.

COP15 kicks off in Kunming, celebrated by Asian elephants as "opening guests"

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:05pm

"Elephants' Journey in Yunnan" records the story of 16 wild Asian elephants which left their habitat in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, last spring and finally returned home after 17 months of trek of 1,300 kilometers.

Key Points: 
  • "Elephants' Journey in Yunnan" records the story of 16 wild Asian elephants which left their habitat in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, last spring and finally returned home after 17 months of trek of 1,300 kilometers.
  • Beginning last year, a herd of wild Asian elephants in Yunnan roamed all the way north.
  • Netizens joked that the elephants would go to Kunming to participate in COP15 conference.
  • The population of wild Asian elephants has entered a stage of stable recovery and gradual increase.