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Israel On My Mind – I ❤ Israel in fall. How about you? [audio]

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

In today show Jono and Jason explore 8 great reasons to visit the Holy Land in Autumn (that’s ‘Fall’ for you in the US). We talk about the recent success of the ParaOlympic team, new marketing apps and much more! Stay tuned!

Israel On My Mind 22Sept2016 – PODCAST

Israel News Talk Radio

Teva, Intel to Team on Technology to Help Huntingdon’s Disease Patients

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Teva Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with Intel to develop a wearable device that will monitor and analyze the symptoms of patients with Huntingdon’s disease.

The joint project is, at this point, a Phase 2 study that is set to launch towards the end of this year at centers in the United States and Canada.

It’s intended to better understand the progression of the illness and its impact on patients who suffer with Huntingdon’s, a fatal neurodegenerative disease.

The new technology platform developed by Teva and Intel will involve use of a smartphone and a smartwatch with sensing technology that patients will wear to constantly measure their general function and movement.

The information will be streamed to a cloud-based platform to then analyze the data.

Huntington’s disease is characterized by uncoordinated and uncontrollable movements, and deterioration in one’s ability to think. It also causes behavioral and psychological problems, along with a gradual decline in motor control and mental stability. General life expectancy for a patient with Huntingdon’s disease is shorter than that of others, because of other life-threatening complications related to the disease, according to the Huntington’s Outreach Project for Education website at Stanford University.

The disease is genetically passed from parent to child.

Hana Levi Julian

Israeli Sports Technology Business Execs Showcase Products in America

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

A delegation of 13 Israeli companies traveled to New York and San Francisco last month to showcase their technology for the sports and advertising sectors.

The delegation met with sports teams, media giants and investors to show off their newest products. The technology included sensors for monitoring athletic performance, real-time video and replay analysis technology that combines with video games, communication channels between fans and brands, and other products.

The business leaders met with senior representatives of the NBA, the NFL, NHL and MLB, as well as various teams, global giants in sports media and investors who specialize in sports, according to government officials.

The trip was initiated by trade missions from the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry in New York and San Francisco, and the Israel Export Institute.

Hana Levi Julian

Anxious Callers Can Now Track Israeli MDA Ambulances Via GPS

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Ever wonder how long it will take till the ambulance arrives?

Magen David Adom Israel has entered the 21st century (CE) with a new GPS service that allows anxiously waiting families and others to track the route of their ambulances up to arrival.

The new service began June 1, allowing a caller to see where the ambulance is via a link that is sent to the caller’s mobile phone from the dispatch center.

A text message containing the hyperlink is sent by the dispatch computer system to the caller’s phone, connecting the caller with a map that helps track the location of the assigned vehicle.

Hana Levi Julian

Startup Jerusalem

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

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German Technology Giant Siemens AG to Pay $44 Million to Settle Israeli Corruption Case

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

German technology giant Siemens AG has agreed to pay Israel $44 Million to settle a charge that it bribed executives at the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) to win a bid to supply turbines from 1999 to 2005, Israel’s Justice Ministry announced Monday. The company has also agreed to appoint an external inspector to supervise its business in Israel.

“We are pleased that the Israeli State Authorities chose to have an arrangement that does not include an indictment against Siemens AG recognizing…. that Siemens fully cooperated in the course of the investigation,” Siemens said in an e-mailed statement.

Siemens AG says it plans to continue its business in Israel on a major scale, including purchasing Israeli products and services and investing in Israeli companies.

Six IEC executives are facing charges in Tel Aviv court for bribery and money laundering. They are accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash bribes or, for the discriminating corrupt officials, transfers to their Swiss bank accounts.

Last October a former finance officer for Siemens in Argentina admitted to paying $100 million in bribes to government officials to secure a contract to produce national identity cards.

And prosecutors in Germany are investigating Siemens for allegedly charging $2.2 million for work that was never done at Berlin’s long-delayed new airport.


Google Grants $700K to Israeli Tech Consortium Helping Disabled

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

An Israeli organization focused on creating technology to help the disabled has won a $700,000 grant from Google.

The Internet search engine giant awarded the grant to Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) as part of its “Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities campaign. TOM holds 3-day marathons bringing technologists and engineers together to invent products for people with disabilities.

The group claims to have created 120 product prototypes since 2014, such as a bionic hand and a walker to help disabled people climb stairs.

Hana Levi Julian

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/google-grants-700k-to-israeli-tech-consortium-helping-disabled/2016/04/14/

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