Angela Skipper

Angela Skipper

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Jim Perkins, who currently holds the position of Albertsons executive vice president of retail operations and special projects as well as president of its Acme stores division, is now adding president of Safeway Eastern division to his title, according to Supermarket News.This now puts Perkins in charge of nearly 300 east coast stores under the Acme (176 units) and Safeway (120) banners.Acme stores are located in the six-state area spanning Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, while Safeway stores are in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.It’s been almost three years since Albertsons and Safeway combined forces in a $9.2 billion deal in what some analysts projected could form another national grocery chain capable of competing with the likes of Walmart and Kroger.This management changeover could present a good time to consider consolidating east coast operations.One challenge is that Safeway is supplied by C Wholesale Grocers while Acme self-distributes.
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Ravi Ika, President/CEO Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2017 Builders + Innovators SummitSOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 18, 2017–Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing RxAdvance President and CEO Ravi Ika as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2017 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.Goldman Sachs selected Ravi as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.A noted entrepreneur and an innovator of disruptive business solutions, Ravi Ika founded RxAdvance in 2013 and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of the full-service pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company.The Collaborative PBM Cloud , the platform Ravi and the RxAdvance team created from the ground up, provides comprehensive transformative services for all PBM administrative, clinical, specialty management, care stakeholder engagement, and medical risk management functions.
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Som gammal hifi-nörd har jag vuxit upp med att en stereo består av två högtalare och en förstärkare.Och ska man få ut det mesta ur högtalarna så ska de ställas så att de utgör två av hörnen i en liksidig triangel, där det tredje hörnet är lyssningsplatsen.Och helst ska högtalarna dras ut en bit från väggen.Antalet fält avgörs av plats och plånbok.Allt styrs – naturligtvis – av en DSP (Digital Signal Processor) som korrigerar fas och frekvensgång och ser till att högtalarna inte tvingas göra något de inte tål.Sådana typer av lokaler har ofta dålig akustik på grund av stora rena väggar och golv samt sparsam möblering.
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Apple and Google have promised software updates to patch a critical flaw in Wi-Fi technology that would allow hackers to steal credit card numbers, passwords and private messages from internet users, while Microsoft says it has already issued an update.The "Krack" vulnerability that emerged on Monday affects potentially every Wi-Fi network in the world and is seen as one of the biggest security scares in years.Apple said it had developed updates to iOS and MacOS that were in testing and would be released within weeks.Google, which develops the Android software that runs on the majority of smartphones, said it would release a patch on November 6.The Krack vulnerability, uncovered by a Belgian researcher on Monday, exploits a flaw in the way data is secured as it travels over the air between a device like a PC or smartphone and a Wi-Fi router.It forcibly installs a new "key" into the encryption protocol, meaning a hacker within range of the network could decipher information such as passwords and credit card numbers as it travels.
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After two revisions to its compact sedan, Lexus has finally earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's top accolade.The 2017 Lexus IS sedan has earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, the non-government organization's highest award for vehicle safety.In order to achieve this, a vehicle must receive a score of Good in every crash test, and it must pass evaluations of both its headlights and crash-prevention systems.If there's one IIHS crash test that's caused more headaches than any other, it's the small-overlap front test, which mimics an off-center crash into an object like a telephone pole.Lexus reinforced the IS' front end in 2016 to help pass this test, but it only earned the second-best score of Acceptable.Subsequent revisions starting in July 2017 allow it to pass the test with the coveted Good rating.
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Oukitel engineers seem to have fully adapted in the new “18:9” world and after the higher-end MIX 2 and the low-end C8 they are planning to release something for the midrange market.And the Oukitel K5000 should bringing best from the both worlds together, after all they are calling it “Big and small”.With such slogan they probably mean that the phone is combining big 5,7-inch display and very solid 5000 mAh battery with fairly slim and thin body so should be really the ideal middle ground.You can check the following video to see if they managed to follow the design of the Samsung S8, because it’s obviously heavily inspired by that.And today they also released a full list of specs for the device so now we have a better idea about all the features of Oukitel K5000 :Processor: MediaTek MT6750T octa-core Cortex A53 1.5GHz , ARM Mali-T860 MP2
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Llegan a sus casas, siguen con su rutina y, en un momento dado, prueban esos yogures que habían ido a comprar.Poco a poco, todos caen enfermos debido a una remesa de productos intoxicados.Para ello, con la colaboración de IBM, han desarrollado un sistema que les permite controlar la trazabilidad de los alimentos mediante la tecnología Blockchain.De un tiempo a esta parte ya se estaba experimentando en alimentación con esta tecnología, comúnmente utilizada en las transacciones financieras, pero su integración en la cadena alimentaria podría suponer un antes y un después en la producción y distribución de sus productos.Blockchain ayuda a recopilar datos en cada una de las fases de la producción.Estos datos son actualizados al momento en todos los terminales, lo que permite una mayor trazabilidad de todos los productos comercializados.
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An anonymous reader shares a report: On Wednesday, the exterior of Twitter's San Francisco headquarters bore an eerie message: "Ban Russian Bots."Someone -- the company doesn't know who -- projected the demand onto the side of its building.Bots, or automated software programs, can be programmed to periodically send out messages on the internet.Now Twitter is scrambling to explain how bots controlled by Russian meddlers may have been used to impact the 2016 president election.Twitter was designed to be friendly to bots.They can help advertisers quickly spread their messages and respond to customer service complaints.
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The Case Center for Synchrotron Biosciences has been awarded second prize in the 2017 Sharing Research Resources Award by the American Association of Medical Colleges.According to the AAMC, "award winners demonstrate successful sharing of research resources between institutions and campuses, including medical schools, teaching hospitals, and other academic institutions."The Center, located at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, has helped hundreds of principal investigators and thousands of researchers around the world determine the structure and elucidate the functions of biological macromolecules (such as nucleic acids and proteins) by providing access to highly complex and expensive synchrotron x-ray beamlines.A synchrotron is a circular particle accelerator about the size of a football field in which electrons are deflected through magnetic fields, creating X-rays billions of times brighter than conventional hospital X-rays.Beamlines (long passageways) are constructed to direct the X-rays to an experimental workstation, where they are used for research.The extreme brightness of the X-rays allows scientists to research the structure of matter at the atomic level.
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the Invisible roof-poles, rotating länstolar and removable golvkonsoler.It began with the question: ”What will people do in their cars – if they do not need to run them longer?”.And with the concept XiM18 to chinese Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, if not to give a fully reply, so in each case, an indication of how it might look.Electrification and technology for autonomous driving means that the car interior will get a completely different function.When you then throw in the factor that it no longer needed a driver – so there are very few reasons to indulge in ”classic” interior design.In concept is the interior fullsmetad with the ”smart touch-surfaces”, for which passengers can interact with.
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Rumours have been swirling for a few days and it would appear there is some substance; Bharti Airtel will absorb Tata Group’s struggling mobile business.The acquisition is still subject to regulatory approval, however it would transfer all customers and assets of Tata Consumer Mobile businesses to Bharti Airtel.It wouldn’t necessarily be considered one of the major players in the Indian space, but Bharti will still bolster its ranks by an additional 40 million customers.Not a bad bit of business considering all past liabilities and dues to be settled by Tata.“This is a significant development towards further consolidation in the Indian mobile industry and reinforces our commitment to lead India’s digital revolution by offering world-class and affordable telecom services through a robust technology and solid spectrum portfolio,” said Sunil Bharti Mittal, Chairman of Bharti Airtel.“The acquisition of additional spectrum made an attractive business proposition.
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Havas Chicago is beating up breast cancer again.Through an installation called Breast Cancer Fight Club, an homage to “Fight Club,” the installation is meant to bring awareness to October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.This year, the ad agency is once again inviting guests into the Havas’ Chicago lobby at 36 East Grand Ave. but this time they are encouraged to step into a fully functioning boxing ring.Anyone who wants to help fight against breast cancer is welcome to step into the ring and lend a hand.Additionally, with each punch thrown, Havas will donate 25 cents to The Pink Agenda, the non-profit created by breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic.“Breast Cancer Fight Club is aggressive and powerful, just like the disease,” said Madeline Myers, content writer at The Annex, Havas' cultural network dedicated to emerging consumers, who came up with this year’s concept.
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The key materials that make up lithium-ion batteries, including manganese, nickel, and graphite, likely have sufficient supply to meet the anticipated long-term growth in demand for electric vehicles and portable electronics if we start planning now, say researchers in a perspective published October 11 in the journal Joule.Their first-of-its-kind analysis of the lithium-ion battery supply chain identified short-term challenges for obtaining lithium and cobalt, which may be mitigated by market responses, and the potential development of new cathode materials to replace cobalt."The theme that we see with material availability is there's often concern about whether there is enough x to meet new demand in y," says first author Elsa Olivetti, a materials scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."You end up with a lot of hype without thoughtful care about where the challenges are, so let's panic where it's appropriate."Lithium-ion batteries are increasingly attractive for electric cars because they are lightweight, powerful, and rechargeable.Like all batteries, lithium-ion batteries consist of an anode (typically graphite), a cathode (typically oxides of lithium, cobalt, nickel, and/or manganese), and a liquid electrolyte to transport the charge (a solution of lithium and other ions).
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Top streaming media device maker Roku announced in September it was launching its own channel featuring free movies and TV shows, including those it licensed itself and those aggregated from other channels across its platform.However, the channel was not immediately available to all Roku customers, as it was a phased rollout.That rollout has now completed, the company says this morning.That means the Roku Channel is today available across all of Roku’s current generation devices – that is, those introduced after June, 2011.The channel establishes Roku as a source of free video itself, similar to Walmart’s Vudu (via its “Movies on Us” selection) and Sony’s Crackle, instead of just a place to find other streaming services’ offerings.However, this isn’t the first time Roku has created its own, curated selections of streaming content for its users – it had done this before with its “Roku Recommends” section in 2011 and again with a “4K Spotlight” section in 2015.
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After Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico on September 20, the nation’s drug supply and hospitals should brace for their own beating in the next two to three weeks, head of the US Food and Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb warned in an interview with Reuters Tuesday.With more than four dozen FDA-approved pharmaceutical plants, Puerto Rico manufactures 10 percent of drugs prescribed in the US.The list of drugs made there includes 13 of the world’s top-selling brand-name drugs, such as Humira, the rheumatoid arthritis drug, and Xarelto, a blood thinner for stroke prevention, The New York Times reported.“Some of these products are critical to Americans,” Scott Gottlieb told a congressional panel last week.“A loss of access could have significant public health consequences.”Weeks after the hurricane hit, the territory is still limping from the devastation.
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In a press conference in New Delhi, XOLO announced the launch of three budget smartphones.The three devices are aimed towards selfie-lovers with better imaging capabilities on the front camera than the rear camera and the inclusion of moonlight flash for low-light imaging.The Indian handset maker has been missing in action since a while, and is making a comeback of sorts with the new range of devices.Through our products we try to offer technology which is relevant, convenient and easy to use.The new Era series smartphones fulfill this objective by offering features which will satisfy our consumers’ growing need of capturing ‘great selfies’ and enhance their overall smartphone experience.– Sunil Raina, Business Head, XOLO
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Seeing Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa in the new trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" brought an emotional punch to many Star Wars fans.Fisher died after a heart attack in late 2016, leaving behind a long film legacy highlighted by her role as Princess Leia.Her dog Gary, a constant companion who often appeared with her at events, watched the trailer along with the rest of the Star Wars world.According to People, Gary now lives with Fisher's assistant Corby McCoin.Gary, a French bulldog, has his own verified Instagram account, and an image posted there late Monday shows the personable pooch watching Fisher on a television screen."Just watched the new trailer of The Last Jedi and my mom looks more beautiful than ever," the caption reads.
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Crazy, we know, but that’s just how these things go.Anyway, our friends over at BGR say they’re hearing from reliable sources that the NEXT version of the iPhone Ten will include… more than one version.That’s right, there could be two follow-up models to the new phone, including a plus size variation with a larger screen.The new iPhone Ten isn’t a phablet: because the bezels are so small, the phone is actually fairly petite for the screen real estate involved.But a larger version would give Apple more room to play with technologies like their fast-developing augmented reality platform, and even more virtual reality fun.And by the way, the iPhone Ten hits the streets in just about three weeks, so go get in line.
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We’re often assured that programs on official online stores are safe, but there are times when malicious software can slip through the cracks and appear as legitimate products.The latest example involves the Chrome Web Store, where a fake Adblock Plus extension was downloaded over 37,000 times before being removed.The excellent cybersecurity expert who goes by the Twitter name SwiftOnSecurity discovered the phony extension, which has since been taken down by Google.It fooled people into thinking it was the real deal by mimicking the original Adblock Plus page, only with a capital “B” in the title and using a different developer name.One element that made the extension stand out as a fake was the numerous keywords in its description, placed there in the hope that the listing would appear in unrelated search queries.Some users also left reviews pointing out it was a fraud that brought invasive ads and opened tabs without permission.
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Here’s the hard truth for cord-cutters right now: The ideal over-the-air DVR doesn’t exist.And if you're on the fence about even needing one, you should read the June 22 installment of Cord Cutter Confidential.While some products are better than others, all of them—from Tablo and TiVo to Channel Master DVR+ and HDHomeRun with Plex—have at least one critical weakness.If you want to record broadcast TV channels from an antenna, you must decide which of those weaknesses you’ll tolerate.The good news is that the lowly antenna is experiencing a rebirth, and we’re likely to see more over-the-air DVR products later in 2017 and beyond.This story was updated on October 10, 2017 to add our review of the Mediasonic Homeworx HW180STB.
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