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Purdue University Global Hosts Commencement for 600 Graduates

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Indianapolis ceremony welcomes attendees from 41 states, Germany,
Bermuda

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Purdue University Global, a public nonprofit online
institution of higher education
, conferred degrees for more than 600
graduates during two ceremonies on May 18 in Indianapolis, Ind.,
recognizing them for their academic achievements and celebrating their
success.

Among those speaking at the commencements were President of Purdue
University Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., Chancellor of Purdue University
Global Dr. Betty Vandenbosch and keynote speaker Dennis E. Bland,
president of the Center for Leadership Development.

Based in Indianapolis, Purdue University Global was created one year ago
when Purdue University acquired Kaplan University to expand its
land-grant mission by providing access to higher education for millions
of working adults, personalized to their needs. More than 9,000 Purdue
University Global students will earn degrees this year, including those
attending the Indianapolis graduation ceremonies.

During the ceremonies at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, Dr.
Vandenbosch conferred degrees to graduates who traveled from 41 states
as well as Bermuda, Germany and the Virgin Islands to attend. The
ceremony was broadcast on Facebook
Live
for graduates and family members unable to be there in person.

“Today, you’re crossing one finish line and setting your sights on
starting the next stage of your life’s journey,” she told graduates.
“Each of you had a unique path that brought you here today that shaped
who you were in the classroom, and who you will be in the workforce.”

Dr. Vandenbosch noted that Purdue Global students are primarily adult
learners and pointed to some of the ways that makes them distinctive.
Nearly 30 percent of the student body is affiliated with the military,
including active duty, veterans and their family members. She also said
that 52 percent of Purdue Global students are the first in their family
to pursue a higher education degree, and that 63 percent have a child or
other dependent.

Graduate
and undergraduate degrees
were awarded from the schools of Business
and Information Technology, Education, Health Sciences, Nursing, and the
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

About Purdue University Global

Purdue University Global is the extreme personalization online
university, providing students the competitive edge to advance in their
chosen careers. It offers a hyper-tailored path for students to earn an
associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, based on their
work experience, desired pace, military service, previous college
credits and other considerations — no matter where they are in their
life journey.

Purdue Global serves approximately 29,000 students, most of whom earn
their degree online. It also operates locations in Indiana, Iowa,
Nebraska, Maryland, Maine, Missouri and Wisconsin. Purdue Global is a
nonprofit, public university accredited by The Higher Learning
Commission. It is affiliated with Purdue University’s flagship
institution, a highly ranked public research university located in West
Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University also operates two regional
campuses in Fort Wayne and Northwest, Indiana, as well as serving close
to 6,000 science, engineering and technology students at the Indiana
University-Purdue University (IUPUI) Indianapolis campus.

For more information, please visit www.PurdueGlobal.edu.

Contacts

Greg Ten Eyck
O: 954.515.3026
gregory.teneyck@purdueglobal.edu

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Which CD is right for you? Continuous Deployment or Continuous Delivery? – Matt Beaney (AutoTrader UK) present the solution at TCE2019 Prague

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Software release expert will present a keynote session at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

If you search online, you will find that continuous integration, continuous deployment, and continuous delivery are like vectors that have the same direction, but different magnitude. Their goal is the same: make our software development and release process faster and more robust.

The key difference between the three is in the scope of automation applied. What gets people who are new to the field confused is that they are not mutually exclusive, but include each other, like Russian dolls.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, you can hear more about the subject in a special keynote which will be presented by Matt Beaney, Service Transition at AutoTrader UK.

Matt has overseen Service Transition at AutoTrader UK for over 10 years, driving continual improvement of the release success rate from 85% to 99.8% and increasing the release rate from <600 to 15,000 per year. In Prague, he will tell you all about CD is right for you and your company.

REGISTER HERE to secure your seat!

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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National Access Cannabis Corp. Provides Sales Update for Retail Cannabis Operations Since Federal Legalization

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National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or “the Company”) (TSXV: META), Canada’slargest cannabis retailer1, today provided investors with a corporate and retail sales update. The Company is successfully executing on its growth strategy and has achieved over $50 million in retail sales since legalization, with cumulative gross margin in excess of 31%. The Company is targeting to have 40 operating stores by the end of calendar 2019.

“NAC is rapidly growing its store count and revenue,” said Mark Goliger, CEO of NAC. “We have been granted 10 licenses in Alberta since the ending of the moratorium on May 31st, and we expect positive movement with our licence applications in British Columbia. We now have 30 stores open, with another 5 stores licensed and in development.  We expect continued revenue momentum as we roll out improved and streamlined store designs to enhance customer experience. With the recent filing of our final base shelf prospectus to provide us with flexible access to capital, we are confident in our ability to execute on our strategic growth initiatives to continue our leadership position in Canadian cannabis retail.”

The Company’s current portfolio of 35 licensed locations is split as follows:

  • 25 NewLeaf Cannabis™ stores in Alberta
  • 9 Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ stores in Manitoba
  • 1 Meta Cannabis Supply Co.™ store in Saskatchewan

The newest retail location opened August 20, 2019:
NewLeaf Cannabis – Falconridge
55 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary

Previous announcements regarding NAC’s retail store expansion may be found through the following links:

August 8, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licence to Open a New Retail Cannabis Store in Alberta for a Total of 35 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada and New Store Opening Update

July 30, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 34 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

July 25, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 32 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

July 3, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Continues Growth by Announcing Licences to Open Two New Retail Cannabis Stores in Alberta for a Total of 30 Licensed Retail Stores Across Canada

May 31, 2019National Access Cannabis Corp. Responds to the AGLC Lifting the Moratorium on Cannabis Retail Stores in Alberta

 

SOURCE National Access Cannabis Corp.

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The Use of Artificial Intelligence by Startups and SMEs panel discussion moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina (WH Partners) at TCE2019 Prague

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Leading law expert and tech compliance advisor to moderate the AI-related panel discussion at PICANTE TECH Conference Europe 2019.

 

The future is almost here and there are more and more talks about AI being a key part of our daily life. But, it seems we are not quite there yet as most of the services that are available are not the real independent AI which is feared by many doomsday preachers.

At PICANTE TECH Conference Europe (TCE2019), which will take place in Prague on the 3rd of September at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, we have put together an artificial intelligence-related panel discussion which will highlight some of the most recent topics that are discussed in the sphere and can benefit many in the upcoming period.

The panel discussion will be joined by Andjela Todorovic (Software Engineering Intern at Cubic Corporation), Jiří Třečák (CEO at Supernova), Aleksander Kijek (Chief Product Officer at Nethone) and last but not least, Vojtech Chloupek (Partner at Bird & Bird).

The futuristic thinking panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina, Senior Advisor at WH Partners.

REGISTER HERE to secure your seat!

About Dr. Robert Skalina

Robert Skalina is a Czech Advocate as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is based in Prague and works in Malta regularly.

He is financial services and corporate lawyer and provides advice to a wide range of investment managers, advisors and funds, including private equity and hedge funds. Robert also regularly advises clients in the gaming/gambling industries and has vast experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions and complex cross border transactions.

Robert has previously held the position of head of legal of a London based investment advisor active throughout the EMEA region. Prior to that, he served as legal counsel for the largest retail bank in the Czech Republic.

Robert graduated with an LLM cum laude from the London School of Economics. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the Charles University in Prague. He provides advice in English, Czech and Slovak.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

REGISTER HERE or BROWSE THE AGENDA/PROGRAM!

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