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Sheryl Sandberg leaving Facebook parent company Meta after 14 years
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Sheryl Sandberg leaving Facebook parent company Meta after 14 years

Meta's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is leaving the company after 14 years, she announced Wednesday in a Facebook post.Sandberg will be replaced by Javier Olivan, the company's current chief growth officer, after a transition period this summer. She will continue to serve on the Board of Directors."I am not entirely sure what the future will bring," Sandberg wrote on Facebook. "But I know it will include focusing more on my foundation and philanthropic work, which is more important to me than ever given how critical this moment is for women." Sandberg has been with the company since 2008, and has often been credited with helping shephard it from the business Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room to a $100 billion publicly traded company. S...
Evaluating brain MRI scans with the help of artificial intelligence
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Evaluating brain MRI scans with the help of artificial intelligence

Greece is just one example of a population where the share of older people is expanding, and with it the incidences of neurodegenerative diseases. Among these, Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent, accounting for 70% of neurodegenerative disease cases in Greece. According to estimates published by the Alzheimer Society of Greece, 197,000 people are suffering from the disease at present. This number is expected to rise to 354,000 by 2050. Dr. Andreas Papadopoulos1, a physician and scientific coordinator at Iatropolis Medical Group, a leading diagnostic provider near Athens, Greece, explains the key role of early diagnosis: “The likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s may be only 1% to 2% at age 65. But then it doubles every five years. Existing drugs cannot reverse the course of the d...
Sheryl Sandberg leaving Facebook parent company Meta
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Sheryl Sandberg leaving Facebook parent company Meta

Meta's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is leaving the company after 14 years, she announced Wednesday in a Facebook post.Sandberg will be replaced by Javier Olivan, the company's current chief growth officer, after a transition period this summer. She will continue to serve on the Board of Directors."I am not entirely sure what the future will bring," Sandberg wrote on Facebook. "But I know it will include focusing more on my foundation and philanthropic work, which is more important to me than ever given how critical this moment is for women." Sandberg has been with the company since 2008, and has often been credited with helping shephard it from the business Mark Zuckerberg started in his dorm room to a $100 billion publicly traded company. S...
In Colorado, Space-Aged Technology Isn’t Only Found in Space
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In Colorado, Space-Aged Technology Isn’t Only Found in Space

How does this sound: a flight from Denver to anywhere in the world in under three hours. Plus, you get to skip the security lines at DIA. If Adams County has its way, that dream will manifest at the Colorado Air and Space Port (CASP). Formerly known as the Front Range Airport, this general aviation center changed its name when it received a license for space operations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2018. But while it’s one of 13 FAA-approved spaceports—essentially commercial space launch sites, as opposed to NASA’s Cape Canaveral complex—don’t expect dramatic rocket launches. Instead, CASP will have spaceplanes that take off and land like traditional aircraft but can leave the atmosphere behind temporarily. Adams County is betting that space tourism outfits could b...
Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law in 5-4 decision
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Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law in 5-4 decision

 A divided Supreme Court has blocked a Texas law, championed by conservatives, that aimed to keep social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints.The court voted in an unusual 5-4 alignment Tuesday to put the Texas law on hold, while a lawsuit plays out in lower courts.Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett voted to grant the emergency request from two technology industry groups that challenged the law in federal court. The majority provided no explanation for its decision, as is common in emergency matters on what is informally known as the court's "shadow docket."Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch w...
PRO*ACT Welcomes William Foster as Vice President of Technology
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PRO*ACT Welcomes William Foster as Vice President of Technology

Monterey, CA – North America’s leading distributor of fresh produce PRO*ACT is excited to announce William Foster as their new Vice President of Technology.  “William will be a great addition to the PRO*ACT Team. William’s experience, skillset, and proven leadership qualities will assure our partners that PRO*ACT continues to lead the industry in providing cutting edge technology solutions” shared COO Brian Kane. A graduate of Appalachian State University, William is a transformation leader with over a decade and a half of experience in creating sustainable growth platforms powered by digital technology.  Most recently, William was IT Director at ASP Global. ASP is a private equity-held medical supplies source to specification company and has operations across the globe...
Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law
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Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law

 A divided Supreme Court has blocked a Texas law, championed by conservatives, that aimed to keep social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints.The court voted in an unusual 5-4 alignment Tuesday to put the Texas law on hold, while a lawsuit plays out in lower courts.Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett voted to grant the emergency request from two technology industry groups that challenged the law in federal court. The majority provided no explanation for its decision, as is common in emergency matters on what is informally known as the court's "shadow docket."Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch w...
Border Security Technology Caucus holds 1st meeting, gets briefing on collecting, monitoring migration data
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Border Security Technology Caucus holds 1st meeting, gets briefing on collecting, monitoring migration data

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) — The bipartisan Border Security Technology Caucus met for the first time on Tuesday and listened to a presentation on how law enforcement agencies can use data to address security needs at the border. The caucus’s mission is to inform Congress of available technologies to improve and strengthen border security. U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Democrat from McAllen, co-founded the caucus with U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas, whose district stretches from San Antonio to El Paso and includes 800 miles of U.S.-Mexico border, the most of all border districts. The other founding members include Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tennessee. Gonzalez, in early April, told Border Report he believes there are emerging technologies that can hel...
EV Technology Group Company MOKE France, Generates
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EV Technology Group Company MOKE France, Generates

TORONTO, May 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EV Technology Group Ltd. (the “Company” or “EV Technology Group”) (NEO: EVTG, DE: B96A) announces today that its wholly owned subsidiary MOKE France SAS (“MOKE France”) has generated Electric MOKE orders worth over €500,000 in total value following the opening of an initial pilot of its direct-to-consumer sales offering for the Electric MOKE. The MOKE brand was founded in the 1960s by Sir Alec Issigonis, and quickly became the must-have accessory in some of the world’s most favoured coastal hotspots, thanks to its iconic design. MOKE France SAS has French distribution rights to the Electric MOKE, which is manufactured in Great Britain, and has made the Electric MOKE available for consumers to purchase online since the end of April 2022. Purcha...