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Mercury Insurance is Ready to Assist Customers as Hurricane Irma Threatens Georgia


“Hurricanes of this magnitude are extremely dangerous and not to be taken lightly,” says Mercury Insurance Chief Claims Officer Randy Petro. “Water surges and strong winds often precede the eye of the storm, so it’s extremely important to be prepared and comply with evacuation notices. We’ve mobilized our claims teams and are ready to respond quickly to our customers’ requests for help. Whether it’s providing living expenses while they’re out of their homes due to a covered loss or facilitating claims, we’re committed to providing Mercury policyholders with the assistance they need.” Mercury specializes in personal auto and homeowners insurance, and encourages customers to review insurance policies each year with their local agents. The company’s claims adjusters will assess damage to policyholders’ property due to rain and wind. Homeowners seeking coverage from flood and debris flows should review the National Flood Insurance Program at

Lenvatinib Delays Deterioration in Certain Domains of Quality of Life in Patients with Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma as Compared to Sorafenib in Phase 3 REFLECT Study


“In the REFLECT study, health-related quality of life scores favored lenvatinib in various areas that have an impact on patients’ daily lives, such as nutrition, diarrhea and pain,” said Prof. Arndt Vogel, MD, Clinic of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany, and investigator of the study. “The finding that lenvatinib delayed the worsening of several quality of life domains for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma when compared with sorafenib could be meaningful.”  The secondary endpoint of HRQOL was assessed using the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire and the HCC-specific module (EORTC QLQ-HCC18). Treatment with lenvatinib resulted in a longer median time to delay in worsening in the QLQ-C30 domains of role function (2.0 months vs 1.9 months; nominal p=0.0098), pain (2.0 months vs 1.8 months; nominal p=0.006) and diarrhea (4.6 months vs 2.7 months; nominal p

TIGA Reveals 17 of the Best University Games Courses


TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, has published a new report looking at progress made so far in its Accreditation initiative. The report, Achieving Success: TIGA Accreditation Report 2017 shows that 17 university courses have achieved TIGA Accreditation and that up to 67 per cent of graduates on some TIGA University Accredited courses are securing jobs in the games industry. TIGA’s University Accreditation scheme aims to support universities, students and studios in preparing the next generation of game making talent. TIGA’s Accreditation Report shows that: 17 courses have achieved TIGA University Accreditation; a high proportion of graduates from TIGA University Accredited courses are securing work in the games industry; and that TIGA University Accredited courses have strong links with industry. As of September 2017, 17 courses at the following universities...

U-Haul Extends 30 Days Free Self-Storage Offer to Georgia as Hurricane Irma Looms


“This storm is a monster and some forecasts predict a direct hit on Atlanta,” U-Haul Company of Central Georgia president Jason Petty said. “U-Haul is a member of these communities and it is important for us to help. One way we can do that is by offering 30 days of free self-storage to our Georgia neighbors who may be affected by this hurricane.” U-Haul Companies of Atlanta North, Atlanta West, Central Georgia, Georgia Northeast, Southern Georgia and Western Georgia have made 21 facilities across 15 cities available to help. Georgians seeking assistance or needing more information about the 30 days free self-storage disaster relief should contact the nearest participating facility (locations alphabetized by city): U-Haul Moving & Storage at Clairmont Road...

Delphi Announces $750 Million Private Offering of Senior Notes by Its Powertrain Systems Spin-Off Subsidiary, Delphi Jersey Holdings PLC


Upon completion of the separation, DPS intends to use the proceeds from the offering, together with borrowings under a $750 million term loan as part of its credit facilities, to fund operating cash, pay taxes, fees and expenses related to the spin-off, and distribute a dividend to Delphi. Pending completion of the separation, proceeds of the offering will be deposited into escrow for the benefit of the holders of the notes. The Notes are being offered for sale to qualified institutional buyers in an offering exempt from registration pursuant to Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to persons outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act, or any state securities laws, and unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration...

Predictive Maintenance engineers dispatched to U.S. Gulf Coast


Azima is a tech-enabled services company that uses information technology to predict and prevent mechanical failure in mission-critical capital equipment on a global basis.  Azima monitors the reliability of heavy equipment for dozens of large companies and organizations around the world, including the United States Navy. Azima’s latest mission is to safeguard the reliability of critical pumps and motors in the drainage and levy support system for the City of New Orleans. New Orleans is bracing for periodic thunderstorms and heavy rain from Monday through Thursday of next week (September 4-7, 2017), according to AccuWeather™. Azima first responders will deploy advanced sensors, data collection tools, software, and algorithms to help predict and prevent equipment failure in the New Orleans water and sewage system before it occurs.  NOLA-based personnel will collect equipment-condition data and send it to Azima via the internet.  In response, Azima will conduct...

ROAR for Good Announces Partnership With Comcast and Campus Philly to Provide Wearable Personal Safety Technology to Students on College Campuses


Press Release – updated: Aug 30, 2017 19:24 EDT PHILADELPHIA, August 30, 2017 – ROAR for Good announced today a partnership with Comcast and Campus Philly to provide five Philadelphia college campuses with Athena, a life-saving personal safety device and the ROAR personal safety app, available for iOS and Android. The first universities participating in this special program include the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, La Salle University, Swarthmore College and the Art Institute of Philadelphia. The sad reality is that...

Africa’s First Space Generation Workshop Coming to Nigeria


The space sector represents a vital enabler for Africa. This November the region’s leading space professionals will gather for a collaborative workshop in Akure, Nigeria to strengthen networks and stimulate communication about addressing key questions being faced by Africa’s space community. Topics will include how space technology and its services can foster socioeconomic development for the region through space sciences, navigation/positioning, earth observation, and satellite communication. Lagos, Nigeria, August 19, 2017– The planning of the first African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is underway by the Space Generation Advisory Council, a supportive body for the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. This two-day regional workshop for students and young professionals in the African region represents an unparalleled collaborative effort, and will be held on 16-17 November 2017 in Akure City, Nigeria...

'I Would Never Have Started Taking Drugs if I'd Known'
'I Would Never Have Started Taking Drugs if I'd Known'


Former addict from Nigeria finds the Foundation for a Drug-Free World and adopts it in his personal crusade to keep kids off drugs. Press Release – updated: Aug 12, 2017 21:00 PDT PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, August 12, 2017 – ​​Learning about the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, Chukwudike Daniel Chukwuma, a former addict from Port Harcourt, Nigeria, was excited. Within a week of receiving the booklets and Educator’s Kit that he ordered online, he had visited five schools, delivered drug education lectures in each of them, and confirmed what he thought — that these were materials to help him accomplish his goals. A former drug addict, Chukwuma’s belief in the importance of educating young people on the truth about drugs comes from experience. “I would never have started taking drugs if I’d...

Yellow Door Energy, Middle East Insulation Sign Agreement to Build 205 kWp Solar PV Plant
Yellow Door Energy, Middle East Insulation Sign Agreement to Build 205 kWp Solar PV Plant


Yellow Door Energy (YDE), a Dubai-based firm that invests in and operates distributed solar and energy efficiency assets, and Middle East Insulation, a leading player in the UAE’s cladding and roof industry, announced today that they signed an agreement to install a 205 kWp solar PV plant at Middle East Insulation’s newest facility in DIP, Dubai. Yellow Door Energy will manage the construction, operation and maintenance of the solar PV plant for the next 15 years. As part of Middle East Insulation’s commitment to transfer to green manufacturing activities, this system will provide 347,000 kWh of electricity per year and reduce CO2 emissions by 244 tons annually, which is equivalent to planting 6,320 tree seedlings per year. Construction on the project will commence in August 2017 and the plant is expected to be operational by the end of the year. Mr. Hamad Al Ghurair, Chairman of Middle East Insulation, said, “Changing to the green building measurements and reducing...

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