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2012 Lectora User Conference Hosts Exclusive Networking Events in the Heart of Downtown Chicago PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Athey   
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 13:22
e-Learning Conference Combines Learning, Networking
& Fun at Annual Industry Event
CINCINNATI – February 14, 2012 – The 2012 Lectora® User Conference will host two exclusive networking events at the upcoming annual e-Learning conference May 22-25. In the heart of downtown Chicago, the Lectora User Conference Welcome and Closing Receptions gather attendees for two exceptional nights of networking, cocktails, food and fun surrounding the conference.
“The Welcome and Closing Receptions will immerse conference attendees in the Chicago history and atmosphere at world-famous locations while they’re in the city,” said Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer at Trivantis Corporation. “These two amazing events are great opportunities for attendees to network, catch up with their peers and exchange tips in a fun, casual atmosphere. Not to mention the fact that they’ll enjoy some fantastic cocktails and appetizers in unique settings.”
The 2012 Lectora User Conference will host two exclusive events in the heart of downtown Chicago,free of charge for registered Lectora User Conference attendees:
1920s Speakeasy Welcome Reception
The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile will transform the Welcome Reception into a roaring twenties Speakeasy, full of flapper dresses, dapper suits, pearls and boas. Attendees will enjoy cocktails and appetizers, including an exclusive conference-themed cocktail, as they play their hand at famous casino games and have a blast with their colleagues and friends.
The Chicago Experience Closing Reception Atop Willis Tower
Formerly known as Sears Tower, the Skydeck Chicago provides the quintessential Chicago experience. Hosted on the 99th floor of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the Lectora User Conference Closing Reception welcomes guests to an “unparalled 360 degree wrap around skyline view.” Attendees are in for a night of great food, cocktails, music, dancing and great conversation at this unforgettable destination.
These special events surround two full days of equally exciting e-Learning keynotes, presentations, learning and networking with e-Learning peers, developers and gurus from around the world. Conference attendees will hear from expert keynote speakers Jeremy Gutsche, TV host, author, keynote speaker and Chief Trend Hunter at TrendHunter.com and Sandy Carter, IBM Vice President Social Business and Collaboration Solutions Sales and Evangelism.
For more information including the Welcome and Closing Receptions, conference presentations, training at the conference, to register and more, please visit: 2012 Lectora User Conference.
About The Lectora User Conference and Trivantis Corporation
The Lectora User Conference is a leading e-Learning industry event that attracts professionals from around the world to advance their development skills, increase their e-Learning knowledge and network with other e-Learning professionals. As the flagship product for Trivantis, Lectora® is the world’s leading e-Learning software used by most Global 2000 companies in more than 125 countries and is offered in six languages. The Lectora line of e-Learning products includes Lectora Inspire, Lectora Online, Lectora Publisher and Lectora Integrator. Trivantis also produces Flypaper™, the leading Flash content creation platform that empowers users to create, edit, share, track and reuse high-impact Flash and video content. Snap! by Lectora® is the easy-to-use PowerPoint plug-in rapid e-Learning software that converts PowerPoint to Flash. Its sister product, Snap! EmpowerTM Flash interactions builder, enables anyone to create Flash content without having to know Flash programming. To round out the Trivantis family of products, CourseMill is the powerful and affordable learning management system (LMS). Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Trivantis Corporation also has offices in Boca Raton, Phoenix, Paris and London. Trivantis, Lectora, Flypaper, CourseMill, Snap! by Lectora and Snap! Empower are trademarks of Trivantis Corporation.
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Lectora Online Releases New Features & Enhancements PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jessica Athey   
Thursday, 09 February 2012 14:34
Lectora Online Releases New Features & Enhancements for Online e-Learning Including a New Live Model Gallery
Lectora Online Version 1.6.2 Includes Features & Updates for Online e-Learning Collaboration
CINCINNATI -- February 9, 2012 – Lectora® Online e-Learning collaboration software releases new features for online e-Learning development including a new Live Model Gallery with several thousand photos for interactive e-Learning development. In addition to the Live Model Gallery, the new features and enhancements for Lectora Online include additional tools to make online e-Learning development much easier and more engaging for learners.
“Lectora users can now add a new level of interactivity to their e-Learning content with thousands of models in multiple poses to fit any course scenario,” said Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer at Trivantis Corporation. “With the new Live Model Gallery directly within Lectora Online, users have convenient access to a whole host of media resources for all of their e-Learning projects right at their fingertips.”
Some of the highlights in Lectora Online Version 1.6.2 include:
  • NEW Live Model Gallery – Choose from more than 5,500 new, unique, high resolution and transparent photographs including 33 models from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Additional photo sets include black and white silhouettes as well as multiple sets of demonstrative hand photographs to fit any e-Learning scenario.

  • Faster Browsing in Media Library Organizer – Save development time while selecting images for e-Learning content. All images in the Media Library Organizer now include thumbnails for a quick preview of all media.

  • Preview Published Page for Reviewers – Reviewers can now preview the published version of a page in a new browser window for an exact look at the final content including any scripting built by the developers.

Lectora Online makes it easy to collaborate on the creation, storage, management and review of online training courses, assessments and presentations. Perfect for teams of e-Learning developers, designers and subject matter experts, Lectora Online provides online access to create and review e-Learning content at any time and in any location.
All new features in Version 1.6.2 are free for current Lectora Online users. For more information and for a free trial, please visit: Lectora Online e-Learning Collaboration Software.
About Lectora Online and Trivantis Corporation
Lectora® is the world’s leading e-Learning software used by most Global 2000 companies in more than 125 countries and is offered in six languages. The Lectora line of e-Learning products includes Lectora Online, Lectora Inspire, Lectora Publisher and Lectora Integrator. Trivantis also produces Flypaper™, the leading Flash content creation platform that empowers users to create, edit, share, track and reuse high-impact Flash and video content. Snap! by Lectora® is the easy-to-use PowerPoint plug-in rapid e-Learning software that converts PowerPoint to Flash. Its sister product, Snap! EmpowerTM Flash interactions builder, enables anyone to create Flash content without having to know Flash programming. To round out the Trivantis family of products, CourseMill is the powerful and affordable learning management system (LMS). The latest release, Lectora Talent Management, provides the link between course management and true talent development for companies and organizations. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Trivantis Corporation also has offices in Boca Raton, Phoenix, Paris and London. Trivantis, Lectora, Flypaper, CourseMill, Snap! by Lectora and Snap! Empower are trademarks of Trivantis Corporation.

 
“Atlas Shrugged” App Takes Top Prize PDF Print E-mail
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Written by ARI Media   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:01

IRVINE, Calif.—Digital Book World Conference 2012 is the site of this year’s Publishing Innovation Awards, and the prize for best entry in the App Fiction category has been awarded to Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.”

It is remarkable for a classic novel to receive such a leading-edge award fifty-five years after publication.

Curated by New American Library/Penguin Group editors and the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI), the app brings together the classic, unabridged text, and rarely seen archival materials to add a new dimension to the reader’s experience of the work, author’s life, and philosophy, in a truly unique immersive literary experience.

Rarely seen material included in the app:

  • Videos and audio excerpts from the author on main topics from the book
  • Full-length audio lectures by Rand, including a Q&A on Objectivism, an outline of its basic principles, and commentary on the state of business and government
  • Handwritten, original manuscript and notes pages by the author
  • An illustrated timeline of the author’s life and major works
  • Informative articles on the author and her philosophy of Objectivism
  • Memorable quotes throughout that can be easily shared via Facebook, Twitter and email
  • A photo gallery of early images of the author
  • Discussion Guide

ATLAS SHRUGGED Amplified Edition for the iPad / $14.99, downloadable at the iTunes store/Penguin Group (USA) is on sale now.

For the app website, visit the iTunes App Store.

For a video demonstration of the app, click here.

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2012 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) Winners Announced PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Danielle Hould   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:46

2012 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) Winners Announced

(TAMPA, FLORIDA USA, 24 January 2012) – The Facility of the Year Awards Judging Panel has named five Category Award Winners and selected one project for Special Recognition in the 2012 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) program. The winning projects for 2012 are located in Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, and the USA. The winning companies and respective award categories are:

  • Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., winner of the Facility of the Year Award for Sustainability for its Chiesi Farmaceutici Research and Development Centre facility in Parma, Italy
  • Eisai Pharmatechnology & Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd., winner of the Facility of the Year Award for Project Execution for its Eisai Knowledge Centre facility in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh India
  • Merck & Co., Inc., winner of the Facility of the Year Award for Facility Integration for its Merck Vaccine Bulk Manufacturing Facility (VBF) Program of Projects in Durham, North Carolina USA
  • Rentschler Biotechnologie GmbH, winner of the Facility of the Year Award for Equipment Innovation for its REX III manufacturing facility in Laupheim, Germany
  • Roche Diagnostics GmbH, winner of the Facility of the Year Award for Operational Excellence for its TP Expand project in Penzberg, Germany
  • National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), winner of the Facility of the Year Award Special Recognition for Novel Collaboration for its New Greenfield facility in Dublin, Ireland

The FOYA program is the pharmaceutical industry’s premier awards program dedicated to celebrating innovation and accomplishments in facility design, construction, and operation. The Facility of the Year Awards program recognizes state-of-the-art pharmaceutical manufacturing projects that utilize new and innovative technologies to enhance the delivery of a quality project, as well as reduce the cost of producing high-quality medicines. Now entering its ninth year, the awards program effectively spotlights the accomplishments, shared commitment, and dedication of individuals in companies worldwide to innovate and advance pharmaceutical manufacturing technology for the benefit of patients worldwide. The Facility of the Year Awards program is sponsored by ISPE, INTERPHEX, and Pharmaceutical Processing magazine.

“Our 2012 Category Winners reflect the true spirit of the Facility of the Year Awards program,” said Judging Panel Chairperson and upcoming “Lessons from 483s” conference keynote speaker Chaz Calitri. “The winning projects exemplify innovation in pharmaceutical manufacturing for the benefit of patients all over the world, who depend upon us for medications that are high quality, available and affordable. Our winners come from 5 different countries and include novel, low cost biologics facilities, creative and visionary industry-academia-government collaborations, and hyper-fast track investments made to ensure vaccine’s get to patients in need. We are also proud this year to recognize facilities that seek to speed up drug development as well as facilities that greatly reduce the environmental “footprint” of manufacturing in the communities in which they reside”

The Facility of the Year Awards program is truly global, as submissions over the past eight years have been received from more than 25 different countries and territories. Each of the submissions was reviewed by an independent, blue-ribbon judging panel consisting of global senior-level executives from all aspects of the industry. The judging panel met personally in December to select the Category Awards Winners and select the 2012 overall winner, which will be announced to the world for the first time at ISPE’s Annual Meeting in November.

2012 Facility of the Year Events
There will be several opportunities to learn first-hand about the facilities being honored as “best in their class.” These opportunities include:

  • INTERPHEX2012 – Attendees will be able to meet the Category Award Winners at the Facility of the Year Awards Display Area near the front of the exhibit hall of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York, USA. Team members from winning companies will be on-hand to discuss the success stories associated with these pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities. More information, including registration information, can be found at www.interphex.com.
  • ISPE 2012 Annual Meeting – Category Winners will give presentations about their winning projects during ISPE’s 2012 Annual Meeting, 11-14 November in San Francisco, California USA. The highly anticipated announcement of the 2012 Facility of the Year Awards Overall Winner will also take place during the Keynote Session of this event. Information and updates on this global event can be found at www.ISPE.org.
  • Feature Articles – Comprehensive coverage will appear in Pharmaceutical Processing magazine and ISPE’s Pharmaceutical Engineering magazine.

Comprehensive details about each of this year’s award-winning projects and their support teams, plus additional information on the awards program itself, can be found at www.FacilityoftheYear.org.

About ISPE
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is a not-for-profit Society of 22,000 pharmaceutical professionals in 90 countries who use expert knowledge to create high-quality, cost-effective GMP solutions. ISPE is “Connecting a World of Pharmaceutical Knowledge” by providing Members with opportunities to develop their technical knowledge, exchange practical experience within their community, enhance their professional skills, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industry leaders. Founded in 1980, ISPE offers online learning opportunities for a global audience and has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; its European office in Brussels, Belgium; an Asia Pacific office in Singapore; and its newest office in Shanghai, China. Visit www.ISPE.org for additional Society news and information.

About INTERPHEX
Now in its 33rd year, INTERPHEX is the largest gathering for FDA regulated drug and drug delivery products for technical professionals in development & manufacturing for pharmaceutical, biologic, generic, contract manufacturing and supporting services. ISPE is the exclusive official association sponsor of this industry-leading annual event. Scheduled for May 1-3, 2012 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, NY, USA, the event hosts more than 650 suppliers on the show floor along with an expanded conference program, featuring a high-profile roster of subject matter experts. For information, visit www.INTERPHEX.com/ISPE.

About Pharmaceutical Processing
Pharmaceutical Processing magazine is the pharmaceutical industry's leading information provider, reporting on a full range of innovative new products, equipment, technology and trends for 28,000 engineers and managers responsible for the development, manufacture, validation and packaging of pharmaceuticals. An official sponsor of INTERPHEX, Pharmaceutical Processing distributes critical information to these professionals in a timely manner through a full range of print, electronic and online media. For information, visit www.pharmpro.com.

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6 Must Have Firefox Tools for 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jane & Winston   
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 14:43

Happy new year, dear readers! Hope you had a great holiday and that you're starting the year off right. We have some exciting things planned for 2012 and we're looking forward to sharing them all with you. For starters, we have some tools to make it easier for you to keep your resolutions; we have a great new version of Firefox to tell you about, especially if you have an Android tablet.

Most importantly, we'd like to say thank you to everyone who has helped keep the Web open and innovative. Whether you made a donation to Mozilla in 2011 or made your voice heard against SOPA & PIPA, you've helped keep the Web a public resource for opportunity and a place where everyone can benefit.

Jane & Winston
Editors

6 Tools For Resolution Success

When the clock strikes 12:01 on January 1st, we all have grand notions of the resolutions we'd like to make for the year. Of course, making them is the easy part; it's keeping them that's the real trick. Well, we made our own resolution this year: to keep putting you - and users everywhere - first. So we made a list of the most common resolutions people make and came up with some ways to help you stay on track for success.

Things to Start:

Saving Money
Stopping for takeout four times a week can be pricey. If you'd rather opt for home-cooked meals, Grocery List Generator will make sure you don't forget to pick up that crucial ingredient.

Traveling
You've talked about going on a trip so often that it almost feels like you've already done it. Get yourself on the road (for real) with TravelScout's convenient deals and price comparisons.

Learning a New Language (kinda)
Maybe you don't have time to learn an entire new language this year, but this is almost as good! Use Im Translator to translate foreign language websites and emails into your language.

Things to Stop:

Overeating
Kick your holiday gorging habit with the Calorie Count Toolbar, which logs your caloric intake throughout the day.

Stressing Out
We know you're busy, but taking a few minutes every hour to stretch and look at something other than a computer screen will do wonders for your stress levels (not to mention your joints). Try out StretchClock for useful reminders!

Smoking
Ready to put down those cigarettes for good? Try using Quitomzilla for incentives right in your browser.

And if your plans fall through despite all of this awesome motivation, don't worry, we're not here to judge. Cheer yourself up with a new Persona!

 
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