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News Article | May 23, 2017
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Unified commerce platform provider UniteU Technologies, Inc. recently announced the launch of Lions-Pride.com, the online division of Lions Pride, a Pennsylvania retail mainstay that’s been selling licensed collegiate sportswear and memorabilia to Penn State students, alumni and fans since 1976. After more than 40 years of operation, including many years of online sales, Lions Pride was looking for an end-to-end e-commerce platform that would provide top-of-the-line security standards across the platform, hosting environment and site operations. After extensive due diligence the team chose UniteU, and the UniteU team was able to implement the retailer’s design on the UniteU Commerce® platform—including full integration and synchronization with existing retail- and back-office systems—on an accelerated timeline of eight short weeks. Finding an end-to-end partner was important to the Lions Pride team, as they had previously worked with a popular open-source platform that required contracting a separate integration partner for their in-store point-of-sale system, acquiring third-party plug-ins and add-ons for the platform, and then contracting a company to implement them—plus a hosting provider. With multiple technical handoffs and complexities, this created security vulnerabilities that the Lions Pride team weren’t satisfied with, and so they began looking for a provider that could provide better safeguards for customer data. “As a level 1 PCI-DSS provider, UniteU takes care of all 12 steps of DSS security compliance for us,” said Steve Moyer, Store Manager/ Head Buyer at Lions Pride. “They take on the technical burden of implementing best-in-class security standards, and continuous monitoring and auditing. This gives us the piece-of-mind that we have done everything in our power to protect our customers.” Besides easing security concerns, the smooth relaunch of the site also employs the latest Google recommendations for search engine optimization (SEO), responsive and mobile site best practices, and for delivering all aspects of the entire eCommerce site via HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) and SSL (Secure Socket Layer). This new standard—which UniteU fully supports—provides an added layer of encryption, data integrity and authentication across not just checkout processes, but all site pages. This provides both protection for customers, and as Google has indicated in various statements, may be rewarded with increasing biases in search-engine rankings. The Lions Pride team was also able to yield significant productivity improvements with UniteU’s advanced order-processing workflow, and by reducing the number of technical partners and concerns that previously required their attention. “Being able to rely on a single provider for seamless integration with our store, ongoing website updates, security and growth-consulting has really restructured things for us,” Moyer said. “Now we can focus on what is important, and that’s providing the best-possible experience for our valued alumni and customers.” In addition to integration with Lions Pride’s point-of-sale system for synchronized inventory across in-store and online channels, Lions Pride has also been able to leverage UniteU’s integration with best-in-class e-commerce shipping provider ShipStation®. This has significantly improved Lions Pride’s fulfillment processes. Previously the retailer handled fulfillment directly through their point-of-sale, causing inefficiencies and bottlenecks in processing large volumes of orders during the busy football season. The ShipStation® integration simplifies order fulfillment, enabling it to be completed in bulk with minimal clicks and through multiple carriers. UniteU orchestrates and automates the synchronization of information across all systems, and receipts and tracking information are reconciled with the point-of-sale, making the process as hands-off as possible for the retailer. Lions Pride has plans to continue innovating the new site, including an updated blog integration in the works that will stream content directly into the e-commerce site, to be hosted with the site natively. The team plans to use this content to inform customers with collegiate news, and to obtain the added benefit of SEO and organic Internet traffic. Additional plans are also being laid to introduce products with UniteU-supported engraving and other personalization options, allowing customers to personalize their team and college gear. “We are very excited to have the Lions Pride team on-board, and plan to work closely with them to continue to drive the digital customer experience forward for Penn State fans, students and alumni,” said Soumen Das, CEO and Founder of UniteU. About UniteU UniteU® orchestrates state-of-the-art commerce experiences for mid-market retailers, brands and B2B. The Unified Commerce Data Hub™, offers flexible data mapping tools and a work-flow engine that enables the transparency of data between systems necessary to implement cross-channel features such as find in-store, buy online pickup in-store and flexible fulfillment. Achieving Unified Commerce just got simpler. Clients include all Worldwide Golf Shops properties and brands, Al’s Sporting Goods, Hickey Freeman, Hyde Park Jewelers and many more.

Belum V.R.,Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | Washington C.,Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | Pratilas C.A.,Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | Sibaud V.,Institute Claudius Regaud | And 2 more authors.
Pediatric Blood and Cancer | Year: 2015

Background: The dermatologic adverse events (AEs) of various molecularly targeted therapies are well-described in adult cancer patients. Little has been reported on the incidence and clinical presentation of such AEs in pediatric patients with cancer. To address this gap, we analyzed the dermatologic AEs reported across clinical trials of targeted anticancer therapies in pediatric patients. Procedures: We conducted an electronic literature search (PubMed, American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meetings' abstracts, ClinicalTrials.gov, NCI's Pediatric Oncology Branch webpage) to identify clinical trials involving targeted anticancer therapies that reported dermatologic AEs in their safety data. Studies were limited to the pediatric population, monotherapy trials (oncology), and English language publications. Results: Pooled data from 19 clinical studies investigating 11 targeted anticancer agents (alemtuzumab, rituximab, imatinib, dasatinib, erlotinib, vandetanib, sorafenib, cabozantinib, pazopanib, everolimus, and temsirolimus) were analyzed. The most frequently encountered dermatologic AEs were rash (127/660; 19%), xerosis (18/100; 18%), mucositis (68/402; 17%), and pruritus (12/169; 7%). Other AEs included pigmentary abnormalities of the skin/hair (13%), hair disorders (trichomegaly, hypertrichosis, alopecia, and madarosis; 14%), urticaria (7%), palmoplantar erythrodysesthesia (7%), erythema, acne, purpura, skin fissures, other 'unknown skin changes', exanthem, infection, flushing, telangiectasia, and photosensitivity. Conclusion: This study describes the dermatologic manifestations of targeted anticancer therapy-related AEs in the pediatric population. Since these AEs are often associated with significant morbidity, it is imperative that pediatric oncologists be familiar with their recognition and management, to avoid unnecessary dose modifications and/or termination, and to prevent impairments in patients' quality of life. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015;62:798-806. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Ruimy R.,University Paris Diderot | Brisabois A.,Unite | Bernede C.,University of Versailles | Skurnik D.,University Paris Diderot | And 9 more authors.
Environmental Microbiology | Year: 2010

Resistance to antibiotics is a major public health problem which might culminate in outbreaks caused by pathogenic bacteria untreatable by known antibiotics. Most of the genes conferring resistance are acquired horizontally from already resistant commensal or environmental bacteria. Food contamination by resistant bacteria might be a significant source of resistance genes for human bacteria but has never been precisely assessed, nor is it known whether organic products differ in this respect from conventionally produced products. We showed here, on a large year-long constructed sample set containing 399 products that, irrespective of their mode of production, raw fruits and vegetables are heavily contaminated by Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) resistant to multiple antibiotics. Most of these bacteria originate in the soil and environment. We focused on nonoxidative GNB resistant to third-generation cephalosporins, because of their potential impact on human health. Among them, species potentially pathogenic for immunocompetent hosts were rare. Of the products tested, 13% carried bacteria producing extended - spectrum beta-lactamases, all identified as Rahnella sp. which grouped into two phylotypes and all carrying the blaRAHN gene. Thus, both organic and conventional fruits and vegetables may constitute significant sources of resistant bacteria and of resistance genes. © 2009 Society for Applied Microbiology and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Sriti J.,Unite | Wannes W.A.,Unite | Talou T.,ENSIACET | Mhamdi B.,Unite | And 2 more authors.
JAOCS, Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society | Year: 2010

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) seeds were harvested from the region of Korba (North-East Tunisia) in order to characterize their fatty acids, phytosterols, toc-opherols and tocotrienols (tocols) profiles. Nine fatty acids, with petroselinic acid accounting for 76.6% of the total fatty acids, followed by linoleic, oleic and palmitic acids, accounting for 13.0, 5.4 and 3.4%, respectively, of the total fatty acids were identified. Neutral lipids (NLs) were mainly composed of triacylglycerols (98.4%). Polar lipids were mainly composed of phosphatidylcholine as the major phospholipid (PL) subclass, whereas digalactosyldia-cylglycerol was the major galactolipid (GL). Total sterols content was estimated to be 36.93 mg/g oil. Stigmasterol accounted for 29.5% of the total sterols. Other rEPResentative sterols were β-sitosterol, A7-stigmasterol and A5, 24- stigmastadienol, which accounted for 24.8, 16.3 and 9.2%, respectively. Gamma-tocotrienol was the predominant tocol at 238.40 μg/g seed oil. This was equivalent to 72.8% of the total tocols followed by y-tocopherol (8.06%) and α-tocopherol (7.6%). © 2009 AOCS.

Amari M.,Unite | Ghouili J.,University of Moncton | Bacha F.,Unite
Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering | Year: 2011

Several converter configurations have been proposed in literature to achieve fuel-cell power conversion systems. In this paper a new converter high frequency unidirectional DC-DC was proposed simulated and realized. This last one allows to obtain an output voltage is 550V from an input voltage of 28V (output voltage of fuel-cell). The control strategy used is the shift phase of the full bridge converter. In this case, we minimize the switching losses. We replaced the converter at two levels of voltage by only one full bridge converter using two planar transformers in high frequency (the primary are coupled in parallel and the secondary are in series). Indeed, we minimized the size and the weight of the converter. Simulation results are carried out with Matbab/Simulink Software. Finally the experimental results are given and compared to the simulation ones. © 2011 IEEE.

Beach J.,Unite
Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987) | Year: 2014

We at Unite are opposed to the proposal from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to increase the registration fee from £100 a year to £120 in March next year (News July 30 and August 6).

PubMed | Unite.
Type: Letter | Journal: Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987) | Year: 2014

We at Unite are opposed to the proposal from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to increase the registration fee from 100 a year to 120 in March next year (News July 30 and August 6).

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