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News Article | May 12, 2017
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As an Associate Member of Shop.org, CCBill will further support the NRF’s mission to advance the interests of the retail industry through advocacy, communications and education, by sharing CCBill’s years of industry leading knowledge and expertise in online payments to their digital retail community of e-commerce, marketing, merchandising, sales, business development and IT professionals. Shop.org members include the largest internet retailers in the U.S., and their programs and activities offer thought leadership through benchmarking research, events and networking communities. Servicing thousands of online storefronts worldwide with automated and scalable payment services, CCBill will have the opportunity to contribute to Shop.org’s efforts to promote technology development in the digital marketplace, by introducing their diverse ecosystem of merchants, affiliates and integration partners to the NRF community. CCBill will also advocate the Federation’s agenda to promote technology development and help foster innovation in the customer experience, by continuing their ongoing development of secure, user friendly, localized and omni-present online checkout and payment experiences for the consumer market. The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. As a complement to NRF’s members, CCBill serves consumers in 221 countries, and supports merchants and online storefronts within 38 countries worldwide. “While CCBill has been a trusted name with consumers everywhere, for nearly two decades, we are excited to make this new introduction for our merchants and consumers to NRF’s valuable insights, focus and impactful initiatives,” said Chris Pike, Channel Manager, CCBill. “Our payments technology and service platform aligns with the mission of Shop.org, and we hope to contribute to the success of their members, as they realize unparalleled growth and change in online commerce.” About CCBill Much more than a payment processor, CCBill is a payment services platform that provides expert support and empowerment to your expanding relationships. Whether it is through consistent on-time payouts, distinctive affiliate tools, or the comprehensive and proprietary set of account management options, CCBill understands online business like few others and has been offering industry-leading solutions since 1998. Processing for more than 30,000 websites worldwide, CCBill has the reliable problem-solving techniques, phenomenal consumer support, and innovative solutions to support all the markets it serves. An industry pioneer, CCBill was honored with the 2016 and 2017 iDate Awards for Best Payment System.


News Article | May 11, 2017
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At very high energies, the collision of massive atomic nuclei in an accelerator generates hundreds or even thousands of particles that undergo numerous interactions. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, Poland it has been shown that the course of this complex process can be represented by a surprisingly simple model: extremely hot matter moves away from the impact point, stretching along the original flight path in streaks, and the further the streak is from the plane of the collision, the greater its velocity. When two massive atomic nuclei collide at high energies, the most exotic form of matter is formed: the quark-gluon plasma behaving like a perfect fluid. The theoretical considerations of physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN) in Cracow, Poland show that after impact the plasma forms into streaks along the direction of impact, moving faster the further away it moves from the collision axis. The model, its predictions and the effects of their confrontation with hitherto experimental data are presented in the journal Physical Review C. Collisions of atomic nuclei occur extremely rapidly and at distances of merely hundreds of femtometres (i.e. hundreds of millionths of one billionth of a metre). The physical conditions are exceptionally sophisticated and direct observation of the phenomenon is not currently possible. In such situations, science copes by constructing theoretical models and confronting their predictions with the data collected in experiments. In the case of these collisions, however, a huge disadvantage is that the resulting conglomerate of particles is the quark-gluon plasma. Interactions between quarks and gluons are dominated by forces that are so strong and complex that modern physics is not capable of describing them precisely. "Our group decided to focus on the electromagnetic phenomena occurring during the collision because they are much easier to express in the language of mathematics. As a result, our model proved to be simple enough for us to employ the principles of energy and momentum conservation without too much trouble. Later on, we found that despite the adopted simplifications the model predictions remain at least 90% consistent with experimental data", says Dr. Andrzej Rybicki (IFJ PAN). Massive atomic nuclei accelerated to high velocities, observed in the laboratory, are flattened in the direction of motion as a result of the effects of the theory of relativity. When two such proton-neutron 'pancakes' fly towards each other, the collision is generally not central: only some of the protons and neutrons of one nucleus reach the other, entering into violent interactions and forming the quark-gluon plasma. At the same time, some of the external fragments of the nuclear pancakes do not encounter any obstacles on their way and continue their uninterrupted flight; in the jargon of physicists they are called spectators. "Our work was inspired by data collected in earlier experiments with nuclear collisions, including these made at the SPS accelerator. The electromagnetic effects occurring in these collisions that we examined showed that the quark-gluon plasma moves at a higher velocity the closer it is to the spectators", says Dr. Rybicki. In order to reproduce this course of the phenomenon, the physicists from IFJ PAN decided to divide the nuclei along the direction of movement into a series of strips - 'bricks'. Each nucleus in cross section thus looked like a pile of stacked bricks (in the model their height was one femtometre). Instead of considering the complex strong interactions and flows of momentum and energy between hundreds and thousands of particles, the model reduced the problem to several dozen parallel collisions, each occurring between two proton-neutron bricks. The IFJ PAN scientists confronted the predictions of the model with data collected from collisions of massive nuclei measured by the NA49 experiment at the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). This accelerator is located at the CERN European Nuclear Research Organization near Geneva, where one of its most important tasks now is to accelerate particles shot into the LHC accelerator. "Due to the scale of technical difficulties, the NA49 experiment's results are subject to specific measurement uncertainties that are difficult to completely reduce or eliminate. In reality, the accuracy of our model can even be greater than the already mentioned 90%. This entitles us to say that even if there were any additional, still not included, physical mechanisms in the collisions they should no longer significantly affect the theoretical framework of the model", comments doctoral student Miroslaw Kielbowicz (IFJ PAN). After developing the model of collisions of 'brick stacks', the IFJ PAN researchers discovered that a very similar theoretical structure, called the fire streak model, had been proposed by a group of physicists from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (USA) and the Saclay Nuclear Research Centre in France - already in 1978. "The previous model of fire streaks which, in fact, we mention in our publication, was built to describe other collisions occurring at lower energies. We have created our structure independently and for a different energy range", says Prof. Antoni Szczurek (IFJ PAN, University of Rzeszow) and emphasizes: "The existence of two independent models based on a similar physical idea and corresponding to measurements in different energy ranges of collisions increases the probability that the physical basis on which these models are built is correct". The Cracow fire streak model provides new information on the expansion of quark-gluon plasma in high energy collisions of massive atomic nuclei. The study of these phenomena is being further extended in the framework of another international experiment, NA61/SHINE at the SPS accelerator. The research of the IFJ PAN group is being financed by the SONATA BIS grant from the National Science Centre. The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (IFJ PAN) is currently the largest research institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The broad range of studies and activities of IFJ PAN includes basic and applied research, ranging from particle physics and astrophysics, through hadron physics, high-, medium-, and low-energy nuclear physics, condensed matter physics (including materials engineering), to various applications of methods of nuclear physics in interdisciplinary research, covering medical physics, dosimetry, radiation and environmental biology, environmental protection, and other related disciplines. The average yearly yield of the IFJ PAN encompasses more than 500 scientific papers in the Journal Citation Reports published by the Thomson Reuters. The part of the Institute is the Cyclotron Centre Bronowice (CCB) which is an infrastructure, unique in Central Europe, to serve as a clinical and research centre in the area of medical and nuclear physics. IFJ PAN is a member of the Marian Smoluchowski Krakow Research Consortium: "Matter-Energy-Future" which possesses the status of a Leading National Research Centre (KNOW) in physics for the years 2012-2017. The Institute is of A+ Category (leading level in Poland) in the field of sciences and engineering. Dr. Andrzej Rybicki The Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences tel.: +48 12 6628447 email: andrzej.rybicki@ifj.edu.pl Prof. Antoni Szczurek The Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences tel. +48 12 6628212 email: antoni.szczurek@ifj.edu.pl "Implications of energy and momentum conservation for particle emission in A+A collisions at energies available at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron" http://shine. The website of the SHINE experiment. http://www. The website of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). http://www. The website of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. http://press. Press releases of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Fragments of extremely hot matter, produced in the collision of heavy atomic nuclei at the SPS accelerator at the European CERN centre, move away from each other at high velocities, forming streaks along the direction of the collision. (Source: IFJ PAN, Iwona Sputowska)


News Article | May 10, 2017
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Connecticut Concert Ballet is proud to present its 2017 Spring Show in the Hartford, Connecticut area. Choreographers are Artistic Directors Wendy Fish-Lawrence and David Lawrence along with Lorelei Chang and Christina Shortt. Two performances will be held at the state of the art Bailey Auditorium at Manchester High School, 134 Middle Turnpike East, on Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. Manchester, CT, May 10, 2017 --( CCB’s Spring Show presents eclectic repertory and original works that highlight classical and contemporary dance technique including classical ballet, contemporary ballet, modern dance and jazz. Professionally staged with full costumes and lighting, a CCB performance appeals to audiences of all ages and pleases lovers of multiple genres of dance. Performances will be held at the state of the art Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School, 134 Middle Turnpike East, on Saturday, May 20 (6 p.m.) and Sunday, May 21 (2:00 p.m.). Advance Ticket Prices: Preferred front and center seats are $35; General admission is $25 for Adults and $15 Child/Student/Senior. Tickets are available at tututix.com/CTConcertBallet or call the toll free call center at 855.222.2849. Tickets will also be available at the door for $38, $28 and $18. Connecticut Concert Ballet's 2017 Spring Performance will include: Excerpts from Coppélia, Staged by Wendy Fish-Lawrence and David Lawrence This ballet takes place in a provincial village and features joyful and spirited dances that showcase the strong classical ballet technique and training of the CCB ballet students Shuffle – Remix, Concept and choreography by Wendy Fish-Lawrence and David Lawrence with inspiration and ideas from the dancers A refreshingly hip contemporary ballet that draws upon pop culture and finds inspiration from a diverse variety of music chosen by the performers The Fun-tastic Chinese Zodiac, Concept and choreography by Lorelei Chang Inspired by the Chinese Zodiac, this is a playful and lighthearted modern dance piece. Eight sections of dance use a variety of music from traditional Chinese music, electronic, and drum to classical orchestra. There is also a giant Dragon puppet involved as the Chinese Zodiac comes alive on stage Cats, Choreography by Christina Shortt Inspired by the Broadway musical, Connecticut Concert Ballet students tell the stories of the "Curious Cats" and the "Mysterious Cats" though dance with a classic jazz style Connecticut Concert Ballet is a semi-professional 501(c)(3) classical ballet school and performing arts organization with studios in Manchester on the Glastonbury line and in Windsor in the Great Hall at Grace Church. CCB brings fully staged ballet and dance productions to audiences from all over Connecticut twice a year including the Nutcracker in December and the Spring Show in May. CCB offers a robust, year-round schedule of classes in ballet, modern and jazz for ages 3 to adult. It has 300 students from over 40 towns in the Greater Hartford, northern and eastern areas of the state. Connecticut Concert Ballet proudly employs the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum. CCB is a multi-year winner of “Best Dance Lessons” in Hartford Magazine’s “Best of” readers’ poll. For more information on the school and summer programs please visit ctconcertballet.org, call 860-643-4796 or follow us at facebook.com/connecticutconcertballet. Manchester, CT, May 10, 2017 --( PR.com )-- When imagination, inspiration and expression meet talent, training and technique, a Connecticut Concert Ballet spring show is in the making.CCB’s Spring Show presents eclectic repertory and original works that highlight classical and contemporary dance technique including classical ballet, contemporary ballet, modern dance and jazz. Professionally staged with full costumes and lighting, a CCB performance appeals to audiences of all ages and pleases lovers of multiple genres of dance.Performances will be held at the state of the art Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School, 134 Middle Turnpike East, on Saturday, May 20 (6 p.m.) and Sunday, May 21 (2:00 p.m.).Advance Ticket Prices: Preferred front and center seats are $35; General admission is $25 for Adults and $15 Child/Student/Senior. Tickets are available at tututix.com/CTConcertBallet or call the toll free call center at 855.222.2849. Tickets will also be available at the door for $38, $28 and $18.Connecticut Concert Ballet's 2017 Spring Performance will include:Excerpts from Coppélia, Staged by Wendy Fish-Lawrence and David LawrenceThis ballet takes place in a provincial village and features joyful and spirited dances that showcase the strong classical ballet technique and training of the CCB ballet studentsShuffle – Remix, Concept and choreography by Wendy Fish-Lawrence and David Lawrence with inspiration and ideas from the dancersA refreshingly hip contemporary ballet that draws upon pop culture and finds inspiration from a diverse variety of music chosen by the performersThe Fun-tastic Chinese Zodiac, Concept and choreography by Lorelei ChangInspired by the Chinese Zodiac, this is a playful and lighthearted modern dance piece. Eight sections of dance use a variety of music from traditional Chinese music, electronic, and drum to classical orchestra. There is also a giant Dragon puppet involved as the Chinese Zodiac comes alive on stageCats, Choreography by Christina ShorttInspired by the Broadway musical, Connecticut Concert Ballet students tell the stories of the "Curious Cats" and the "Mysterious Cats" though dance with a classic jazz styleConnecticut Concert Ballet is a semi-professional 501(c)(3) classical ballet school and performing arts organization with studios in Manchester on the Glastonbury line and in Windsor in the Great Hall at Grace Church. CCB brings fully staged ballet and dance productions to audiences from all over Connecticut twice a year including the Nutcracker in December and the Spring Show in May.CCB offers a robust, year-round schedule of classes in ballet, modern and jazz for ages 3 to adult. It has 300 students from over 40 towns in the Greater Hartford, northern and eastern areas of the state. Connecticut Concert Ballet proudly employs the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum. CCB is a multi-year winner of “Best Dance Lessons” in Hartford Magazine’s “Best of” readers’ poll.For more information on the school and summer programs please visit ctconcertballet.org, call 860-643-4796 or follow us at facebook.com/connecticutconcertballet. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Connecticut Concert Ballet


Lotie Bagotti, a creative new author, has completed her most recent book “LIV: A CCB Girl”:  a light and charming tale of a sweet, pampered pooch on an outing with her favorite person.  This story includes a wonderful message and several coloring pages! Lotie shares that Liv is a real puppy!  She says that, “Liv was born on August 21, 2013. She is a teacup-size Morkie and lives in Barrington, IL. She enjoys dressing up and going out with her human mommy to wherever the day has in store!” Published by Fulton Books, Lotie Bagotti’s book is part of a delightful new children's series consisting of inspiring stories for young readers. Join Liv, the world’s most adorable Morkie, on a fun-filled outing as she is taken to her favorite boutique and gets treated to a shopping surprise. And while her new purchases are fabulous, at the end of the day Liv shares what she believes to be the greatest treasure of all. Also included in this charming children’s tale, are several coloring pages for the creative sweetheart in everyone. Readers who wish to experience this enchanting work can purchase “LIV: A CCB Girl” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble. Please direct all media inquiries to Gregory Reeves via email at gregory@fultonbooks.com or via telephone at 877-210-0816.


News Article | May 17, 2017
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