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Petrelli D.,Sheffield Hallam University | Dulake N.,Sheffield Hallam University | Marshall M.T.,Sheffield Hallam University | Pisetti A.,Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra | Not E.,FBK
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings | Year: 2016

We use design research to explore ways in which tangible and embodied interaction can be used to create novel experiences of heritage. We identified five design principles and used them to frame the challenge. In collaboration with curators, we co-created an interactive multi-narratives soundscape for the remains of trenches and a fortified camp from World War I. The soundscape is activated by presence and the use of a bespoke device. The design intertwines technology and historical content in context to augment the visitors' experience of the place in an evocative, personal way. The field trial showed that experimenting with different forms is key, as they have an impact on visitors' expectations beyond what they experience directly. It also showed the value in simultaneously designing interaction and content to achieve an effect that goes beyond the contribution of the single components.


News Article | April 17, 2017
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FB Financial Corporation (“FB Financial” or “the Company”) (NYSE:FBK) announced today that it will release its 2017 first quarter results on Monday, April 24, 2017, after the close of the market. The Company will host a first quarter earnings conference call at 8:00 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, and the earnings conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet at http://services.choruscall.com/links/fbk170428AWsp51Nq.html. For investors or analysts who want to participate during the call, the listen only dial-in number is (888) 811-5427. For those unable to listen live, a 30-day online replay of the webcast will be available approximately an hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast. A link to these events can be found on the Company’s website at https://www.firstbankonline.com/. FB Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK) is a bank holding company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. FB Financial operates through its wholly owned banking subsidiary, FirstBank, the third largest Tennessee-headquartered bank, with 45 full-service bank branches across Tennessee, North Alabama and North Georgia, and a national mortgage business with offices across the Southeast. FirstBank serves five of the largest metropolitan markets in Tennessee and has approximately $3.2 billion in total assets.


News Article | March 29, 2017
Site: www.techtimes.com

Italy could soon become the first Western country to introduce a legislation, which may benefit working women. The Italian government is all set to introduce a bill, which would make it mandatory for workplaces to grant women employees paid leave for three days each month to grapple with menstrual pain. Italy's lower house of parliament is currently debating on whether to implement the "menstrual leave" policy. If the draft law receives official approval, then women employees will be able to get these leaves, which would be helpful for those who experience painful periods. Four women legislators from the ruling Democratic Party presented the proposal on March 13. According to the Roman newspaper Il Messaggero, the proposal could get approved in the coming months. Currently, Japan, parts of China, and South Korea have such policies in place. Some companies like Nike, also offer menstrual leave to employees. However, the debate over whether menstrual cycle falls under a labor and economic issue rages on. Women in Italy reportedly face greater complications in the workplace, when compared to women in any other country. Reportedly, only 61 percent Italian women work. One school of thought is that the proposed policy will be a beneficial move to help women employees, who experience cramps during their period. The policy is "a standard-bearer of progress and social sustainability" asserted the Italian version of magazine Marie Claire. "Women are already taking days off because of menstrual pains, but the new law would allow them to do so without using sick leaves or other permits," said Daniela Piazzalunga, an economist at FBK-IRVAPP. She also added that she cannot deny the fact that if the law is approved, it may have a negative effect as companies may decrease hiring women. It may also have an adverse effect on their career graphs as a whole. The proposed law has also met with its fair share of criticism from people across the country. Several people have criticized the law and are fearful that it may result in complications at the workplace. Some experts believe that if the law allows women to take extra paid days off, then employers may prefer to appoint men to increase productivity. A study conducted in 2009 suggested that "menstrual cycle increases female absenteeism." Moreover, such absenteeism is instrumental in widening the salary gap that exists between male and female employees. Another study in 2012, however, did not find any evidence that menstrual cycles led to "increased female absenteeism." The proposed law, however, may bring an unwanted issue in its folds. Rather than reducing the myths about menstruation, it could possibly increase the taboos and may "end up reinforcing stereotypes about women being more emotional during their periods." © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


News Article | May 5, 2017
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FB Financial Corporation (“FB Financial” or “the Company”) (NYSE:FBK) announced today that members of its management team will make a presentation at the 2017 Gulf South Bank Conference in New Orleans, LA on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 8:40 AM (CT). Representing FB Financial Corporation at the investor conference will be Christopher T. Holmes, President and CEO of FB Financial. All materials pertaining to FB Financial’s presentation to investors may be accessed through the Investor Relations link at www.firstbankonline.com. A live webcast of the presentation will be simulcast at http://wsw.com/webcast/gsbc4/fbk on Monday, May 8, 2017, at 8:40 AM (CT). FB Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK) is a bank holding company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. FB Financial operates through its wholly owned banking subsidiary, FirstBank, the third largest Tennessee-headquartered bank, with 45 full-service bank branches across Tennessee, North Alabama and North Georgia, and a national mortgage business with offices across the Southeast. FirstBank serves five of the largest metropolitan markets in Tennessee and has approximately $3.2 billion in total assets.


News Article | November 2, 2016
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$FBK--FB Financial Corporation (NYSE:FBK), the holding company for Nashville-based FirstBank, has elected two new members to its board of directors both of whom have significant public company governance experience. Joining the board are William F. Andrews, a former chairman of Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), who also served as president of Massey Investment Co. and as a principal of Kohlberg & Company; and Agenia Clark, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Middl


News Article | November 1, 2016
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Global Brake Pads Industry 2016 Market Research Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Brake Pads industry. Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications and applications. The Brake Pads market analysis is provided for the international market including competitive landscape analysis, and major regions’ development status. Secondly, production patents and production technology are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures. This report also states import/export, production and consumption figures as well as cost, price and revenue by regions, and other regions can be added. Then, the report focuses on global major leading industry players with information such as company profiles, product picture, specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. Upstream raw materials and downstream consumers analysis is also carried out. What’s more, the Brake Pads industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed. Finally, the feasibility of new investment projects is assessed, and overall research conclusions are offered. In a word, the report provides major statistics on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the market. 1 Industry Overview of Brake Pads 1      1.1 Definition and Specifications of Brake Pads 1        1.1.1 Definition of Brake Pads 1        1.1.2 Specifications of Brake Pads 2      1.2 Classification of Brake Pads 7        1.2.1 Non-asbestos Organic Brake Pads 8        1.2.2 Low Metallic NAO Brake Pads 9        1.2.3 Semi Metallic Brake Pads 10      12.4 Ceramic Brake Pads 11      1.3 Applications of Brake Pads 12        1.3.1 Vehicles OEM Industry 13        1.3.2 Vehicles Aftermarket Industry 14      1.4 Industry Chain Structure of Brake Pads 16      1.5 Industry Overview and Major Regions Status of Brake Pads 17      1.6 Industry Policy Analysis of Brake Pads 17      1.7 Industry News Analysis of Brake Pads 19  2 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Brake Pads 24      2.1 Raw Material Suppliers and Price Analysis of Brake Pads 24      2.2 Equipment Suppliers and Price Analysis of Brake Pads 26      2.3 Labor Cost Analysis of Brake Pads 27      2.4 Other Costs Analysis of Brake Pads 29      2.5 Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Brake Pads 30      2.6 Manufacturing Process Analysis of Brake Pads 31  8 Major Manufacturers Analysis of Brake Pads 92      8.1 Federal Mogul 92        8.1.1 Company Profile 92        8.1.2 Product Picture and Specifications 93        8.1.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 96        8.1.4 Contact Information 98      8.2 BOSCH 98        8.2.1 Company Profile 98        8.2.2 Product Picture and Specifications 99        8.2.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 101        8.2.4 Contact Information 103      8.3 TRW 103        8.3.1 Company Profile 103        8.3.2 Product Picture and Specifications 105        8.3.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 106        8.3.4 Contact Information 108      8.4 Nisshinbo Holdings 108        8.4.1 Company Profile 108        8.4.2 Product Picture and Specifications 110        8.4.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 110        8.4.4 Contact Information 112      8.5 MAT Holdings 112        8.5.1 Company Profile 112        8.5.2 Product Picture and Specifications 114        8.5.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 115        8.5.4 Contact Information 116      8.6 ITT Corporation 116        8.6.1 Company Profile 116        8.6.2 Product Picture and Specifications 117        8.6.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 118        8.6.4 Contact Information 120      8.7 ATE 120        8.7.1 Company Profile 120        8.7.2 Product Picture and Specifications 123        8.7.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 123        8.7.4 Contact Information 125      8.8 Hoenywell 125        8.8.1 Company Profile 125        8.8.2 Product Picture and Specifications 126        8.8.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 127        8.8.4 Contact Information 128      8.9 Acdelco 128        8.9.1 Company Profile 128        8.9.2 Product Picture and Specifications 130        8.9.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 131        8.9.4 Contact Information 133      8.10 Akebono 133        8.10.1 Company Profile 133        8.10.2 Product Picture and Specifications 134        8.10.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 135        8.10.4 Contact Information 137      8.11 Delphi Automotive 137        8.11.1 Company Profile 137        8.11.2 Product Picture and Specifications 138        8.11.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 139        8.11.4 Contact Information 140      8.12 BREMBO 140        8.12.1 Company Profile 140        8.12.2 Product Picture and Specifications 142        8.12.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 142        8.12.4 Contact Information 144      8.13 Sangsin Brake 144        8.13.1 Company Profile 144        8.13.2 Product Picture and Specifications 145        8.13.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 147        8.13.4 Contact Information 148      8.14 SAL-FER 148        8.14.1 Company Profile 148        8.14.2 Product Picture and Specifications 149        8.14.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 150        8.14.4 Contact Information 151      8.15 ADVICS 151        8.15.1 Company Profile 151        8.15.2 Product Picture and Specifications 152        8.15.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 152        8.15.4 Contact Information 154      8.16 FBK 154        8.16.1 Company Profile 154        8.16.2 Product Picture and Specifications 156        8.16.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 156        8.16.4 Contact Information 158      8.17 ICER 158        8.17.1 Company Profile 158        8.17.2 Product Picture and Specifications 159        8.17.3 Capacity, Production, Price, Cost, Gross and Revenue 160        8.17.4 Contact Information 162


Minati L.,FBK | Antonini V.,CNR Institute of Biophysics | Dalla Serra M.,CNR Institute of Biophysics | Speranza G.,FBK
Langmuir | Year: 2012

Branched gold nanoparticles were grown on oxidized multiwalled carbon nanotubes by one-step reduction of gold chloride in water. The carbon nanotube/gold hybrids were used for the delivery of the anticancer drug doxorubicin hydrochloride into A549 lung cancer cell line. Doxorubicin (Dox) can be adsorbed in high quantity on both inner and outer surfaces of oxidized carbon nanotubes by π-π stacking interactions between doxorubicin aromatic groups and carbon nanotube (CNT) backbone. Carbon nanotube/gold hybrids display a broad absorption band in the red and near-infrared regions allowing their use for imaging applications. In vitro cellular tests showed that the nanostructures can efficiently transport and deliver doxorubicin inside the cells. © 2012 American Chemical Society.


Gretter R.,FBK
Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, INTERSPEECH | Year: 2014

In this paper we present the first recognition experiments on a multilingual speech corpus, designed for Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) and Language IDentification (LID) purposes. Data come from the portal Euronews and were acquired both from the Web and from TV. The corpus includes data in 10 languages (Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish). For each language, the corpus is composed of about 100 hours of speech for training (60 for Polish) and about 4 hours, manually transcribed, for testing. Training data include the audio, some reference text, the ASR output and their alignment. 10 baselines were prepared - one for each language - using only the training data, and performance are evaluated on a subset of the test data. Also a LID system was implemented, capable to recognize words belonging to different languages in a continuous stream. Part of the corpus is freely available, for research purposes only, within the multilingual ASR benchmark for IWSLT 2014. Copyright © 2014 ISCA.


Giusti L.,FBK | Zancanaro M.,FBK
UbiComp'10 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing | Year: 2010

In this paper, we introduce some preliminary considerations on the design of interactive system in a service based-economy. The discussion is supported by an early design exploration of a mobile application aimed to support people in orchestrating multiple services ecologies in their everyday life. © 2010 Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).


News Article | October 28, 2016
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$FBK--FB Financial Corporation (“FB Financial” or “the Company”) (NYSE: FBK), parent company of FirstBank, reported its results today for the third quarter ended September 30, 2016. “We are extremely pleased with the third quarter having completed the largest bank IPO in Tennessee history while continuing our profitable growth,” said James W. Ayers, Executive Chairman of FB Financial Corporation. “We raised $129 million in gross proceeds from the offering and are th

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