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Ascentis Named to JMP’s 2017 Hot 100 List of Top Software Companies
15 12 2017
JMP Securities, a premier San Francisco-based investment bank, has included Ascentis in their “Hot 100” list of the best privately held software companies
Minneapolis, Minnesota December 15, 2017
Ascentis Corporation, a market-leading provider of cloud-based, SaaS HCM (human capital management) solutions and integrated payroll software, today announced that JMP Securities, a premier San Francisco-based investment bank, has included Ascentis in their “Hot 100” list of the best privately held software companies.
"It's an honor for Ascentis to be included in the JMP Securities 2017 Hot 100 list,” said Brian Provost, CEO of Ascentis. “This is not the first time we have won this award and it's reassuring to know our continued innovation and growth is recognized again this year."
2017 has been a tremendous year for Ascentis as it moves closer to its goal of becoming the market-leading provider of cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) human capital management...
2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Winner Announced at Gala Banquet Presented by ACN, Inc.
15 12 2017
CONCORD, N.C., December 15, 2017 - Hard work pays off – especially for the Wolfpack’s senior defensive end Bradley Chubb. On Saturday, Dec. 4, the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club named the 6-foot-4, 275-pound gladiator the 2017 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner at the gala banquet in Charlotte. The event was viewed by the masses during the national broadcast presented by ACN on Dec. 7.
Given to the NCAA’s top defensive player, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy is an award of high honor and prestige – and many of its recipients have the accolades to prove it. “It’s a little surreal moment just knowing the people who won this award in the past, but it’s definitely an honor,” Chubb said.
With 23 1/2 tackles for loss, Chubb reigns as the FBS leader this season. He played 87 percent of the snaps against conference competitors this season and is a three-time ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week. Chubb set North Carolina State University career records...
Invention Allows For Easier Cleanup, Transport and Disposal of Outdoor and Indoor Debris (MIS-244)
15 12 2017
PITTSBURGH December 15, 2017
PITTSBURGH...An inventor from Brooklyn Center, Minn., had a hard time keeping lawn bags open while trying to fill them with yard debris, and he couldn’t find anything helpful for this task on the market. "That’s why I decided to develop my own solution to this problem," he said.
The patent-pending TED'S PORTABLE CADDY facilitates cleanup, transportation and disposal of outdoor and indoor debris. It eliminates the hassle of trying to keep lawn or trash bags open during filling. It also prevents strain and struggle to move loads from site to site, and eases dumping or disposal.
Ergonomic, versatile, easy to use and designed to save time and effort, TED'S PORTABLE CADDY is ideal for landscapers, gardeners, households, hospitals, etc.
The inventor has created a prototype of his idea.
The original design was submitted to the Minneapolis office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more...
Merry Booksmas: Green Bay's Cory Groshek Donates $3,000 Worth of His Debut Children's Book to Seven Charities
15 12 2017
GREEN BAY, Wis., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Manifestation Machine, a personal growth and development brand based out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, is proud to announce that its founder, Cory Groshek (also known as Low Carb Cory in the "YouTube Fitness" community and Cory Crush in musical circles) has, as part of his plan to "make the world a better place, one person at a time", donated over $3,000 worth of his debut children's book, "Breaking Away: Book One of the Rabylon Series" (ISBN: 978-1946029003), to seven different charitable organizations this holiday season.When asked for comment about his donations, Groshek had the following to say:"My goal, with the Rabylon Series, is, and always has been, to eradicate poverty all around the world, by teaching our children and their parents the mindset required to shift from a 'poverty consciousness' to what I call a 'prosperity consciousness'—in other words, by teaching them to run toward what they want in life, as opposed to...
Joseph W. Jerome, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who
15 12 2017
WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2017 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Joseph W. Jerome, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Jerome celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Adjunct professor in the department of mathematics at The George Washington University since 2013, Dr. Jerome previously spent 42 years teaching at Northwestern University. He also taught and lectured at Case Western Reserve University and the University...
Renate Strelau Celebrates More Than 40 Years of Historical Research and Artistic Experience
15 12 2017
RESEDA, CA, December 15, 2017 -- Renate Strelau has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Supported by over 40 years of professional excellence, Ms. Strelau serves as a historical researcher and artist, participating in one-woman shows all over the country, including Cafe Espresso in Berkeley, CA, and Riggs Bank in Arlington, VA. For group shows and noteworthy collaborations, she has traveled all over the world including India, Spain, Morocco, Italy and Mexico; she exhibited her outstanding work at Watkins Gallery in Washington and the International Art Exhibit in India. Her work is represented in the permanent C. Law Watkins Memorial Collection at the American University Museum. Earlier...
QFO Labs Wins Third Favorable USPTO Decision In Response to Parrot’s Challenges to QFO's ‘Tilt-to-Fly’ Drone Patents
15 12 2017
QFO Labs patented "tilt-to-fly" technology was used in its Quad Fighter™ drone (formerly called the NanoQ™), which it introduced in 2013.
...this latest decision by the USPTO... adds to our confidence that we will prevail in defending our tilt-to-fly patents
MINNEAPOLIS MN December 15, 2017
QFO Labs (http://www.QFOlabs.com), a drone technology licensing company, announced today an additional favorable development in defense of its patent rights. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a third “Decision Not to Institute an IPR trial” in a third round of Inter Partes Review (IPR) challenges launched by France-based Parrot SA in May 2017 against QFO’s tilt-to-fly quadcopter patents. (IPR2017-01400). On November 1, 2017, QFO announced in a news release that the USPTO had dismissed a second round of IPR challenges launched by Parrot.
“We’re thankful for this latest decision by the USPTO, which adds to our confidence that we will prevail in defending our...
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