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Most Required Finalizes Their European Roster for Call of Responsibility: WWII

The Most Required esports group has finalized their European roster for the forthcoming Call of Responsibility: WWII competitive time.

Set to release in early November, Call of Responsibility: WWII will return to ‘boots on the ground’ beat next 3 several years of ‘advanced movement’ mechanics, which has created significant quantities of excitement amongst the local community.

On the other hand, with the Infinite Warfare time coming to a close in August, the ‘offseason’ has viewed a range of significant-profile team adjustments in preparation for the forthcoming time regarded as ‘rostermania.’

Initially coming into the CoD scene again all through the Ghosts specialist time, Most Required has been in and out of the local community with a large range of unique rosters all over the several years.

Whilst it was earlier declared that the group introduced on Frank ‘Verdict’ O’Sullivan and Laurens ‘Subsist’ Schuurmans, it was revealed on Oct 12th that EmigrantChain and Creza will spherical-out the roster for the forthcoming CoD: WWII time.

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The two new gamers the two appear from an in depth history in the European Lookup and Destroy local community, and will look to mildew their respawn expertise together with Verdict and Subsist in the ‘boots on the ground’ environment.

Call of Responsibility: WWII is slated to start around the world on November 3rd for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One particular, and Computer system platforms.

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City finalizes regulations on Uber, Lyft | News

MANKATO — A proposed Mankato ordinance regulating Uber, Lyft and similar ride-booking companies will be offered up for public scrutiny and comment next month.

The regulations were written after Kato Cab owner Shawn Clow suggested to the City Council that traditional cab companies were at a disadvantage in competing with the unregulated newcomers.

“He was the one who requested it,” City Manager Pat Hentges said of Clow.

The local regulations were based on those approved by the city of Rochester.

“Uber had called me up out of their general affairs department,” Hentges said. “They basically pointed us in a few directions. They like Minneapolis’ (ordinance) a little bit better, but we like Rochester’s a little bit better, so ours is patterned after Rochester.”

Uber and Lyft, which connect private drivers with riders through smartphone applications, began serving Mankato late last winter — just months after the city completed a major rewrite of its taxi-cab ordinance.

Mankato’s ordinance will require a “transportation network company” to obtain a license from the city at a cost of $1,500 a year, sets minimum standards for vehicles, and requires they be marked with a small city-issued bumper sticker.

It sets standards for drivers related to age, experience, health and driving history. It requires they have a clean criminal history in terms of crimes involving violence, sex and drugs. Drivers who have finished serving sentences for felonies of any kind within the last five years — or lesser crimes within three years — are also generally prohibited.

Proof of insurance — and standards for coverage of any medical expenses and loss of income for riders hurt in a crash — also is mandated. Smoking is prohibited in the vehicles.

The companies must have a system for soliciting rider opinion of vehicle quality and a process for investigating negative reviews. And both the company and the driver can be cited for vehicle-related violations of the ordinance.

The ordinance also makes clear that Uber and Lyft drivers can’t use designated taxi stands and can’t directly solicit business or accept impromptu fares. They can only give rides arranged through the online app. And the number of passengers on any given ride is limited to six or to the design capacity of the vehicle, whichever is lower.

Hentges doesn’t predict any opposition from the ride-booking companies, which have faced local regulations in cities across the country.

“I don’t think it’s a surprise to Uber or Lyft that we’d regulate them in some way,” he said.

While local police will need to enforce some aspects of the new ordinance, the companies will be responsible for conducting and financing background checks on drivers and safety/quality inspections on the private vehicles being used by the drivers.

“It puts the burden on the company Uber, the company Lyft to kind of regulate their people,” Hentges said.

Violations of the ordinance can bring escalating fines, which start at $100, and three or more violations within one year could result in a license suspension or revocation by the City Council.

The public hearing on the ordinance is expected to be set Monday night for 7 p.m. Aug. 14.

Opexa Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OPXA) And Acer Therapeutics Finalizes Merger Deal

Opexa Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OPXA) and Acer Therapeutics Inc. have finalized a definitive merger offer less than which the shareholders of Acer are currently projected to develop into holders of just about 88.8% of Opexa’s owing prevalent equity on a professional forma foundation, with present Opexa shareholders projected to possess the remaining 11.2%. The planned offer remains dependent on specified conditions, which includes nod by Acer’s stockholders and Opexa’s shareholders.

The particulars

In conjunction with the planned offer, an trader syndicate headed by TVM Cash Life Sciences and formulated of present Acer investors and new shareholders has fully commited to devote all over $15.7 million in Acer which includes by way of a conversion of all over $5.7 million in owing convertible notes quickly prior to completion of the proposed merger.

Chris Schelling, the Founder and CEO of Acer, reported that the company’s objective is to develop into a important pharmaceutical firm that acquires, commercializes and innovations therapies for the treatment of patients with grave uncommon disorders with important unmet health care require. They have fully commited sizeable assets to swiftly build important applicant EDSIVO™, a possible lifestyle-conserving remedy for individuals suffering with vEDS.

They look at that the incomes from the concurrent funding will empower them to build EDSIVO™ through NDA submitting with the Food and drug administration in 1H2018. As a community firm, they expect to participating with an in depth pool of shareholders as they seek to develop and progress their pipeline and make many items accessible to patients above the following lots of decades.

Neil K. Warma, the CEO and President of Opexa, reported that they have selected to mix with Acer just after an in depth evaluation of strategic choices. Acer’s important asset, EDSIVO™, could be launched in the market inside of the imminent two decades. This issue, in conjunction with Acer’s pipeline, strategic vision, the not too long ago obtained funding and Acer’s remarkable management group, delivers Opexa investors with a prospect for improvement in the benefit of their shares.

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EPA Finalizes ENERGY STAR Ratings For Smart Thermostats, Nest First To Qualify

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The US Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its first-ever ENERGY STAR specifications for smart thermostats, a move which resulted in the Nest Learning Thermostat becoming the first smart thermostat to receive an ENERGY STAR rating.

The first-ever ENERGY STAR specifications for smart thermostats were determined back on December 23, 2016, but only announced this month by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Unlike other ENERGY STAR-rated products, however, smart thermostats provided a challenge for the EPA, which explained that the “challenge in identifying household thermostats that save energy is accounting for how an individual or family ultimately sets the temperature.” The EPA highlights the findings from a report from Commonwealth Edison that estimated between 30% and 35% of cooling energy use could be saved by consumers if they chose more efficient thermostat set points.

The EPA highlights the findings from a report from Commonwealth Edison that estimated between 30% and 35% of cooling energy use could be saved by consumers if they chose more efficient thermostat set points. The EPA therefore focused on recognizing products that save energy “as they are actually used in homes.” According to the EPA:

“For this new product category, ENERGY STAR recognition is awarded to a product based on both hardware and service elements; the device on the wall and the service supporting its smart functionality must meet criteria included in the ENERGY STAR specification. For the first time, this ENERGY STAR specification relies on analysis and aggregation of field data, rather than a laboratory test, to factor in the way the devices are use and ensure savings in-use.”

“EPA is excited to recognize leading manufacturers designing their products with new smart technology that can provide considerable savings to households as they are actually used,” said Abi Daken, program manager for ENERGY STAR HVAC products. “Anyone who cares about energy savings but is too busy to think about their heating and cooling use can be assured that these products have shown they help other busy families.”

Maybe somewhat unsurprisingly, given their history and lofty goals, the Nest Learning Thermostat has become the first smart thermostat to receive an ENERGY STAR rating. According to NEST’s GM for Energy & Safety, Ben Bixby, “After rigorous testing, the EPA has confirmed what we’ve been saying all along: the Nest Thermostat saves energy.”

In fact, Nest provides an interesting angle on the history of ENERGY STAR ratings for smart thermostats that is worth noting. Apparently, the EPA in 2009 actually “took away the ENERGY STAR from all programmable thermostats” claiming that they weren’t confident in the product’s ability to “provide significant energy savings.” Apparently, the EPA considered them to be “too complicated, and most people didn’t use them effectively.” However, Nest has always been proactive about highlighting the many ways in which its products help save energy and money, a move which likely went a long way to helping them become the first smart thermostat to receive the new ENERGY STAR rating.


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Symantec Finalizes Purchase of LifeLock

Mountain View, Calif.-based Symantec Corp. (SYMC) announced today that it has finalized its $2.3 billion acquisition of identity-theft and fraud-protection company LifeLock Inc., “creating the world’s most comprehensive digital safety platform.”

The cybersecurity​ industry pioneer says the new integrated platform will transform Symantec’s consumer business, helping people protect their information, identities, devices and families. The completion of the deal follows the approval by LifeLock’s shareholders on Jan. 26.

Digital Safety a $10B Market

Symantec talks up the digital safety space as a $10 billion market projected to grow 7% annually as more than a third of Americans and 650 million people globally suffered from cyberattacks in 2016.

“The combination of Symantec, the leader in consumer security, and LifeLock, with more than 4.5 million members, paves the way for us to deliver comprehensive digital safety solutions for consumers who face an onslaught of new risks every day,” said Symantec Chief Executive Officer Greg Clark. “With the addition of LifeLock, consumers will now have a single place to get the protection services they need for their entire digital lives—from two trusted, industry-leading brands.”

With the rise of e-commerce and social networking, Symantec hopes to help consumers secure their lives against identity theft, a problem which cost them over 100 million hours in resolution time last year, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.

Symantec’s Ongoing Restructuring

At the head of the cybersecurity industry, Symantec leads a wave of older tech firms transforming away from traditional systems sales to offer next-gen security solutions for emerging markets driven by the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based technology. While Symantec targeted LifeLock in order to bolster its market reach in the consumer space, it bought the cloud-security firm Blue Coat for $4.65 billion earlier in June in order to enhance its enterprise security segment.

Symantec reported its most recent fiscal 2017 third-quarter results earlier this month, with quarterly earnings beating the Street’s estimates while current-quarter guidance fell short of expectations. Along with the earnings report, the firm announced a $1.1 billion debt offering to finance its buyout of Tempe, Ariz.-based LifeLock. (See also:Behind Symantec’s Recent Buyout Spree.)

Toshiba Finalizes Plans for New 3D NAND Fab: Coming Online in 2019

Toshiba in the past week has finalized plans to build a new production facility to make 3D NAND flash memory. The company will start construction in early 2017 and in addition to a new manufacturing site Toshiba will also build a new R&D center. Toshiba is still talking with its partner Western Digital about joint investments in the new facility, but no matter what, the building will be completed in mid-2018 and the fab will start high volume production in 2019.

Toshiba intends to start construction of the first phase of its new fab in February 2017 and no decisions about the second phase of the project have been made so far. The building is set to be complete inside and out sometime in summer 2018 and then the company will have to move in equipment, which takes two to three quarters. If everything goes smoothly, the fab will produce its first 3D NAND wafers in late 2018, but high volume commercial production will start in calendar 2019. We are told that the building will have a quake-absorbing structure and will also use an environmentally friendly design that includes LED lighting.

The manufacturer will finalize decisions regarding exact production capacity as well as equipment investment sometime next fiscal year, which begins in April 2017 for Toshiba. While the company does not indicate planned capacities, it disclosed plans to use an AI-powered production system to boost productivity. Toshiba says that its decisions will reflect market trends, but given the fact that NAND flash memory is in short supply today, it is could be expected that the company to max out the capacity in the first phase of its next fab. Another reason why Toshiba might want to maximize production capacity of the manufacturing facility is due to the aggressive expansion of production capacities by Samsung. At the moment, Toshiba and Western Digital (which acquired Toshiba’s partner SanDisk) produce more NAND flash at the Yokkaichi Operations memory production complex in Mie prefecture than any other manufacturer and Toshiba would certainly like to keep it that way.

In addition to the new production facility, Toshiba also plans to build a new memory research and development center adjacent to the fab. The NAND flash maker intends to bring together R&D activities now carried out at different sites to the new center in a bid to speed up development. Moreover, bringing R&D and production close to each other simplifies certain processes and that could result in better competitive positions of the company over time.

As outlined multiple times, Toshiba’s new fab will exclusively make the company’s proprietary 3D NAND memory, which the company calls BiCS (Bit Cost Scalable) NAND. Toshiba claims that due to its U-shaped NAND string, BiCS is more efficient in terms of die sizes compared to other types of 3D NAND (this is something that has yet to be confirmed by independent researchers). Today, Toshiba and Western Digital produce 3D NAND flash in their recently opened Fab 2 (pictured below). Also, the two companies have begun to convert the Fab 5 to 3D NAND. Therefore, three years from now, Toshiba and Western Digital (assuming that the latter invests in the new fab) will have three manufacturing facilities producing 3D NAND. However, before that happens, the companies will have to rely on architectural improvements (of 3D NAND), conversion of the Fab 5 and minor improvements of actual capacities in existing fabs as primary means to rise bit and chip output. It remains to be seen how significantly the companies manage to increase their output in the coming years and whether the short supply of NAND flash is set to persist.

Right now Toshiba and Western Digital produce 48-layer BiCS 3D NAND memory commercially. This type of flash is used for embedded and removable applications, but not currently for SSDs (except Toshiba’s BGA SSD introduced earlier this year). Western Digital recently confirmed that its clients had received samples of 64-layer BiCS NAND chips and the company was on track to start volume production of such ICs in the first half of calendar 2017. Perhaps, 64-layer BiCS NAND by Toshiba/Western Digital will finally be used inside SSDs.