ATLANTA (PRWEB) January 15, 2015
Mankind is capable of extreme cruelty, which we notice throughout the years of history classes and current news. But Holocaust survivor George Dynin still believes hope can give one the strength to overcome the worst of circumstances.
Dynin is now sharing his unique perspective of surviving the Holocaust in his new memoir, Aryan Papers. In his memoir he shares how his family escaped to Lithuania from Poland and how he and his mother joined the Polish Underground, where she became a spy, providing information on the Germans whereabouts, and thereby sabotaging the Nazis and saving lives. Encompassing his fathers capture by the Soviets and deportation to Siberia, Dynin explains his struggle of being responsible for his familys welfare at the age of 15.
Aryan Papers reads more like an action book by describing my inner thoughts, said Dynin. While there are some depictions of the extreme cruelty, they are only a fraction of what I actually witnessed.
Through the eyes of a teenage boy, Aryan Papers documents how his family endured the atrocities of World War II, even explaining how they survived by acquiring false documents and becoming Polish aristocrats by changing one letter in their surname.
With new identities, my mother, young sister and I traveled to Horodyszcze, Belarus, said Dynin. Through many powerful and thought-provoking episodes, Aryan Papers shares stories of those harrowing days, including how my mother became a secretary and translator to the mayor of the town, a Nazi collaborator.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 20, 2015
Jeanette Bunn, President of Travel To Go, knows that each and every year travelers put a lot of time into planning the perfect vacations for their families. Those with younger children are no doubt looking to visit family favorite spots like Anaheim and Orlando to appreciate theme parks and family attractions together. However, for parents with older kids, planning a great vacation for everyone in the family may seem like a bit more of a challenge. To ensure that every family has the chance for an unforgettable vacation this year, Jeanette Bunn Travel To Go President offers her suggestions for some unbelievable destinations that teens and parents alike will love.
1. Athens: Europe is sure to excite teens who are looking for a little more adventure and culture on their family vacation this year and Greece is a wonderful option when traveling to the continent. Jeanette Bunn knows that teens who enjoy learning will be amazed as they travel through the fantastic ruins of Athens, and the whole family will enjoy the authentic Greek food that can be found in the Dimotiki Agora food market.
2. Sydney: For those who want to ensure that their older kids can have the chance to explore foreign lands but are wary of too much culture shock, Sydney, Australia can be a great choice. With no language barrier between the English speakers from the US and those in Sydney, Jeanette Bunn of Travel To Go says that it is easy for teens and parents alike to interact with the locals. Sydney also has the appeal of being on the water and is home to famous attractions like the Sydney Opera House which is sure to pique a teens interest when they visit.
3. New York: The ideal spot for all things trendy, there are few places that teens will love more than New York City. Entertainment in New York is varied and offers a number of choices that the whole family can enjoy. Central Park is the perfect place for families to explore and take pictures together, the streets are full of amazing dining options, and for those who love to shop, New York will thrill them with its fashion capital status. Jeanette Bunn of Travel To Go believes that New York is a destination that adults are sure to enjoy as much as their kids.
Family vacations with teens can be just as fun as vacations with the little ones, and Jeanette Bunn of Travel To Go shares that having the ideal family vacation with teens just depends on choosing the right destination. For more information on planning the ultimate family getaway in 2015 visit http://www.traveltogo.com.
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San Diego, CA 92126, USA
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Seattle, WA, and Oakland, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2015
ATG Risk Solutions (ATG), creators of the FAIRTM Score a safe driving index, and the first telematics data clearinghouse to enable usage-based insurance (UBI) programs for auto insurance carriers, and Vehicle Data Science Corp. (VDS), specialists in advanced vehicle safety systems and analysis, jointly announced today they have been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The grant funds will be used by the two firms to validate driving scoring models and create a scoring system that will permit the use of data on vehicle performance and the driven environment to predict driving risk and improve driving safety performance.
According to VDS Co-founder and CEO Chris Wilson, The SBIR will test the theory that scoring driving trips must be done by comparing properties of vehicle movement, or kinematics, to derive true predictive value. While knowing when a driver exceeds the posted speed for a segment of roadway is helpful, academic research shows a strong likelihood that risk may be better assessed and predicted based on how the driver is performing in relation to other drivers on that same segment of road at the same time.
The analysis is derived from VDSs Kinematic Map, or K-MapTM, which uses data from myriad telematics sources. K-Map matches existing road data with the known vehicle location, time and speed, allowing driving performance to be compared to a common standard. The result of this match, Wilson says, will give a clearer picture of how safe or risky the driver is actually driving the vehicle.
The background data for the study will come from ATGs telematics data clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse allows auto insurers to access and verify vehicle information and driving analytics to enhance their underwriting and ratings processes. ATGs databank aggregates and normalizes driving data from a variety of sources, including a large number of telematics service providers who collect the data on behalf of their fleet management customers. ATGs FAIR (Forward-Looking Assessment of Indexed Risk) Score, relying on the billions of miles of driving data in the ATG Clearinghouse, establishes a reliable standard for evaluating driving performance that benefits privacy-conscious consumers, auto manufacturers, fleet operators and insurers alike.
With the worlds largest commercial vehicle telematics database, the ATG Clearinghouse serves as a secure and trusted repository of detailed data on how, where and when vehicles are being driven more than 25 billion miles of real-world driving experience, and growing, notes ATG Risk Solutions President Chris Carver. Were providing the historical and contextual data to layer onto the K-Map being developed by VDS, to provide insight into actual driving performance. We believe this combination will demonstrate to the USDOT that, indeed, a transparent, predictive driver scoring system can be developed, leading to new possibilities for roadway usage and our transportation infrastructure.
VDSs K-Map uses vehicle traces to create a high-accuracy, information-rich map of historical driving patterns. Its innovative design depicts how roads are actually driven, which enables detection of unsafe maneuvers, scoring of drivers against their peers, and reliably setting an autonomous vehicle’s path and speed.
Following an introduction by Allen Greenberg of the US Department of Transportations Federal Highway Administration, Wilson and Carver will be discussing the SBIRs preliminary findings in a presentation at the upcoming Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) meeting March 11th in Dallas, TX. The presentation will focus on using real-time driving data to improve rating accuracy and segmentation for commercial lines auto insurance policies.
An early-stage technology company focused on data acquisition, storage, management and analytics, Seattle-based ATG Risk Solutions was founded in March 2014 to enable and propel the use of commercial vehicle telematics data by property and casualty insurers for improved risk assessment, leading to both improved profit and policyholder benefits from safe driving.
About Vehicle Data Science:
Oakland, CA-based Vehicle Data Science (VDS) is dedicated to making roadways safer and more efficient. Founded in 2013 with support from the National Science Foundation, VDS combines decades of experience in transportation, connected vehicles, and big data analytics to create the most advanced roadway / driving models available. With this unique expertise, VDS is building software products that touch every aspect of the automotive ecosystem, helping bring to market self-driving vehicles, advanced safety systems, and next-generation insurance products. For more information, please visit http://www.vds-corp.com.
About ATG Risk Solutions:
ATG Risk Solutions a leading provider of connected vehicle data, related data, and proprietary vehicle safety scoring resources for underwriting and claims for the property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry. The company facilitates the transaction between Telematics Service Providers (TSPs) and their business fleet customers insurance carriers in a unique data clearinghouse that is shaping the future of auto insurance. With the worlds largest telematics vehicle database, ATG Risk connects policyholders with their insurers by tapping into TSP- and mobile-device-generated, connected-vehicle data. The ATG Clearinghouse offers a trusted and secure means by which the insurer can verify and assess the risk of covered vehicles in a policyholders fleet, helping insurers improve underwriting consistency, and helping fleet customers access insurance credits and benefits. For more information, please visit http://www.atgrisk.com.
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Dubai, UAE (PRWEB) February 09, 2015
In line with the conference theme, Opportunities in Commodity Surfactants & Emerging Trends in Specialties, 5th Emerging HPC Surfactants Markets top-notch speakers from home and personal care companies will share their perspective on the trends shaping up the industry. Among them are Beyza Kapu, Chief Marketing Officer, Loreal Turkey, providing insights on the Challenges & Opportunities for Turkeys Cosmetics Market, and Samuel Eduard Pranata, Marketing Director, Martha Tilaar Group, with an overview of Growth and Changing Trends for Indonesias Personal Care Markets. Also contributing are Bill Hunt, General Manager, Albatha Home & Personal Care Group, sharing his views on Evolving Product Requirements in the Detergent & Laundry Care Markets and Mauli P. Teli, CEO & Managing Partner, Ecotrail Personal Care, giving her inputs on Understanding the Halal Implication in the Cosmetics & Personal Care Sector.
In addition, a session on Building a Specialty Chemical Park Plaschem & Opportunities for the Downstream Chemical Industry will be shared by Mohammad A. Alazzaz, Director (Value Parks Dept), Sadara Chemical Company while another on LAB Market Outlook will be addressed by Eric Hudson, Managing Consultant, Nexant Limited.
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