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IRI Releases Next Generation of Machine Learning-Driven Alerts in Liquid Data Connected Enterprise

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

IRI®, the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail, media and over-the-counter health care companies, today announced the release of its next generation alerting capability that delivers prioritized, data-driven growth opportunities directly to IRI Liquid Data® Connected Enterprise™ platform users in real time.

The enhanced alerting capability is powered by thousands of built-in key performance indicators and multiple machine learning algorithms, which deliver real-time insight notifications to users through SMS text, email or chat. Once triggered, alerts are assigned to designated individuals and teams within the platform, and alert-prompted actions are tracked for status, accuracy and resolution time.

Users can define the alerts they receive based on multiple parameters, including:

  • Threshold-based: The IRI Liquid Data platform monitors data as it updates continuously. Threshold-based alerts are triggered when KPIs exceed pre-defined absolute levels.
  • Comparison-based: Advanced algorithms identify and alert users to notable changes in trends between brands, categories, shoppers or geographical regions.
  • Personalization-based: Team members can subscribe to alerts most pertinent to their individual work stream, ensuring the appropriate team members react quickly to real-time insights and opportunities.
  • And more: Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) enables users to set increasingly refined, predictive criteria for alerts to the most specific, high-priority scenarios.

“The insights paradigm is quickly changing from a predominantly human-hypothesis driven one to one assisted by machine learning and AI, and we are continuing to innovate ahead of the curve,” said Ash Patel, chief information officer for IRI. “The machine learning and AI that powers the IRI Liquid Data platform automatically identifies opportunities for growth, so sales and marketing professionals spend less time pulling reports and more time innovating.”

About the IRI Partner Ecosystem

IRI fundamentally believes that delivering differentiated growth for clients requires deep, highly integrated partnering with a variety of best-of-breed companies. As such, IRI works closely with a broad range of industry leaders to create innovative joint solutions, services and access to capabilities to help its clients more effectively compete in their various markets and exceed their growth objectives. IRI is committed to its partnership philosophy and continues to actively enhance its ecosystem of partners through alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions and affiliations. The IRI Partner Ecosystem includes such companies as Adobe, The Boston Consulting Group, comScore, Experian, GfK, Gigwalk, GuestMetrics, Ipsos, Kantar Shopcom, Mastercard Advisors, MaxPoint, Millward Brown Digital, Mu Sigma, Oracle, Pinterest, PlaceIQ, Research Now, SPINS, Univision and others.

About IRI

IRI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers and media companies to grow their businesses. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI helps to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers and deliver market-leading growth. A confluence of major external events — a revolution in consumer buying, big data coming into its own, advanced analytics and automated consumer activation — is leading to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries. Ensure your business can leverage data at www.IRIworldwide.com.

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What Jim Cramer Thinks About Alibaba CEO Jack Ma's Vision of Globalization

TheStreet’s Action Alerts PLUS portfolio manager Jim Cramer says Alibaba’s Jack Ma offers an alternative look at globalization that could create jobs in the U.S., though he noted it may be hard to capitalize on those opportunities. “There are so many different ways to make money, but you need an idea,” Cramer said. “You have to have a product to sell.”
Load Average Monitor Script

I had an interesting issue occur recently – a server was spiking in load average at odd times of night and I needed to collect logs to gather more details.

bash to the rescue! Here’s a quick script:

#!/bin/bash

#Threshold value for minimum load average necessary to trigger an alert. 
loadthreshold=30

#Admin defined value for where to send email alert
alertrecipient=foo@fooexample.blah

#Time/date for filename saving later.
logtimestamp=`date +%Y-%m-%d.%H-%M-%S`

#Check the load average value for the past 5-minute time span.
load=`echo $(cat /proc/loadavg | awk '{print $2}')`

#Truncate the load average value (leaving off the fractional values) and trigger an alert action if it's greater than (or equal to) the admin-defined threshold.
if [ "${load%.*}" -ge "$loadthreshold" ]; then
    echo "Yo admin, your system load average is pretty high: $load.  Check the server  " | mail -s "System load average spike detected" "$alertrecipient"
    tar cvzf "high-la-logs$logtimestamp.tar.gz" /var/log/ 
fi

Additional notes:

  • The current version of the script only supports whole integer threshold values and lops off fractional values in measured. That’s because bash doesn’t natively support float comparison (*grumble grumble). Yes, there are other ways to do it (I’m looking at you, awk) but for what I need this was fine.
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: A New Cancer Risk in Your Home

by Alliance for Natural Health Have the government and General Electric lied to us? Action Alert! The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) mandates the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs, and favors energy-efficient compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs. Sounds good—until you realize that CFL bulbs contain mercury, and mercury poses a significant cancer risk. A new study shows that…

Neighbors pt. 1

Character (s) : Reader, Psychiatrist!Hyungwon, Best friend!Kihyun, more

Genre : kind of angsty, kind of fluffy idk.

Length : 2.185 words

Warnings : It has something to do with witnessing suicide, with lots of details here and there


It’s only a week since you moved into your new place. You like it here, on the top of the building, where you can own the rooftop for yourself. You like it very much to chill by yourself, humming to some random song with the cold night wind caressing your tired mind, tired body, making you feeling at ease from all the work today. As you turn your back to the building across yours, you can see someone standing there in silence, it’s all dark, though. Seeing his figure gives you chill down to your spine. You watch carefully as he approaches the edge of the building. His action makes you alert and scared at the same time, not knowing what he’s going to do. “Excuse me,” you assumed your voice should be audible enough, but he doesn’t stop. His steps are determined, without a single doubt. You raise your voice, half-yelling, “Hey, Please STOP!” your words stern, you’re worried about him, and your words express it just accurately.

Seconds later, he drops himself off the building. It happens painfully slow, and ends very quickly. Seconds later, you know you’re dragging yourself downstairs, panicking. You’re not sure of what you saw, but definitely, you were conscious enough before the incident. You groan to yourself, why it should be like this in the middle of the night when no one is around, and why it’s so goddamn dark here. You’re literally running barefoot across the hall to find the elevator, and you feel yourself bumping to someone, and you don’t even want to look back and say sorry although you can feel that he’s running to your direction, following you to the elevator.

“Hey, you’re the new neighbor right?” his voice barely audible as he eyes the light on each number goes off, both of you going down. You can’t even say a word or nod to his question; it’s not at all relevant at this very moment. And you cannot keep this to yourself. Someone just committed suicide, someone you don’t know, right in front of you. You feel numb as the images of that person’s silhouette running to the edge of the building playing in your head, and your surrounding suddenly feels very cold and it’s hard to breathe. The guy in the black jacket notices, “What is happening? You’re definitely not okay.” And you don’t know how to respond and just cry as you fall to your knees. Feeling helpless and all, but mostly guilty, because you were not quick enough to help, you didn’t do a thing to help that person even though you saw how his life’s going to end before your eyes. It feels suffocating.

As you got off the elevator, you quickly run to the outside of the building. You found the person’s body from the distance as some people surrounding his cold, dead body, gasping in horror, screaming in shock, and you can see someone is calling the police and the ambulance. You just run over there, still followed by the guy you met earlier.

“I’m so sorry, I can’t help you.” You whisper, repeating the words, almost chanting. It was as if the person can hear you, as if, you did something wrong, you’re a crying mess. And as the police approaches and moving the crowd off of the area, the guy that you met earlier grabs you by your wrist closer to him. “My name is Chae Hyungwon, 143A.” His whisper calms you down. He knows that you know how it happened, and he wanted you to talk to the police, as it’s a better contribution than nothing at all. You give him the key to your place, and he instinctively gives you his jacket. He literally runs upstairs with his noodle-like limbs to get your shoes and phone and bring down some water with him. When he sees that you’re already talking with the police, still focusing your orbs lifelessly to the body being removed from the ground, he comes over, politely asking him to stop for awhile and helps you to put your shoes on, careful with the bruises you got from running barefoot. He keeps you accompany, for minutes of giving the police the description of the incident. He fully understands that it makes you very uncomfortable, to have to remember the bad thing that happened, to remember feeling helpless and bad, and even guilty. After it’s all over, he goes to you.

“Do you… perhaps, want to go back to your place?” he gently asks, looking at you right on your eyes. You hesitated for awhile, deciding that it wouldn’t feel all good and even just by thinking about it already makes you feel like throwing up. But then again, you don’t know where to stay for the night and it’s already very late. “If you don’t, you can stay at my place. I swear, I just want to help.” It was unbelievable and you cannot reject that kind of offer. You’re aware that he’s a stranger, but you’re also a stranger to him, and yet he’s very kind that he’s willing to help so much.

You walk behind him, still feeling numb and nervous from what just happened an hour ago. As you get into his place, the warm air inside his place makes a lot of different, you feel slightly better and you think, it’s more than enough as you sigh in relief. He left you sitting in his living room, eyes roaming; you can see how everything is surprisingly neat and organized. And much to your surprise, it turns out that your neighbor is a psychiatrist; as you can see the stuffs hung on his wall tell you so.

“Tea or Hot Chocolate?” he asked from the kitchen. “I’m fine with anything, really.” You walk up to find his figure delicately making some drink. “My name is (Y/N), nice to meet you. And-” You breathe in, hanging your words, “Thank you so much for your help.” He doesn’t respond immediately, instead he shuffles to the bedroom, looking for something for you to wear. “Hey, it’s okay. Today has been very hard for you, and you endured it well.” He gently says as he hands you a yellow t-shirt. You bowed at him as he left you in his room to change. Again, naturally you observe the room, everything is black and white and there’s nothing much. You take a look at the pictures on his desk, you assumed that the people inside the pictures are his family and friends, but then again, you see, some of them are his patients. He wrote dates and names of each patients and you think it’s just thoughtful of him doing so.

After you changed to his oversized shirt, you sit comfortably next to him by the living room. Both of you sharing comfortable silence, as if he understands that if the two of you wanted to talk, it has to be something relevant, something comforting and soothing, and he needs to know if you actually need his help.

“So, Hyungwon, I know we’re stranger. But I see that you could give me some professional help.” You initiate the conversation, receiving a nod from him. “Sure, it’s a good thing that you’re willing to talk. Gosh, I thought that it’d be hard and you’d go all quiet, not talking, and bottle up.” He sips his drink and shifts his position to face you.

“So, first of all, how are you feeling right now?” his voice is soothing and gentle. “I’m not sure, but definitely I’m still shocked, and somehow I feel sorry about it, I feel bad instead of scared.” There’s something about him that makes it so easy to open up and speak up. “Why? You did not do anything wrong, though?” well, yes, of course. You attempted to stop him from jumping, but he did anyway. As if he couldn’t listen to your voice, as if he was full of thought, of voices, telling him to just end everything, which you think is a very possible scenario. But also, you still think that you could’ve do something else that has better chance to stop him, and that’s what makes you feel bad, even though you can’t figure out the thing that you could’ve done.

“Yeah, I know. I just, feel sorry for the hard things he been through, I feel bad that I couldn’t do better things.” And you just realized how easy it is for you to feel bad, feel sorry for certain thing. It’s just all natural to you.

“I know. But you tried. Think about it, you did everything you can to stop him. Others would’ve done the same thing. Because, you see, everything happened so suddenly it’s hard for you to comprehend and you got no time to think of better things because, you need to do something immediately. You tried.” He pauses for a second, “You did well trying to save him, and you are a very kind person, that you feel bad about him, about his struggles. But sometimes there are things that we cannot avoid, you see. And also, this person has nothing to do with you that made it almost impossible for you to intervene whatever he was doing.”

“I know.” You can only say that much. He’s right that you don’t have any reason to feel bad, but it’s not like that you can control how you’re feeling at the moment after certain incident.

“It takes time until you feel better about things. It’s not easy to just feel at ease after you witnessed such things. But really, if you need to talk about it, you can always talk to me.” He stares at you with very concerned eyes, it’s like he understands how it feels, and you do believe that he sincerely wants to help.

“Sure, let’s talk about something else then.” You decided move on, and you decided you don’t want to recall although you totally understand that it’s not possible to forget.

“What kind of thing you love to do, y/n?” he sips his drink again, too slowly as if he would want to spend longer time with the conversation, which is true. And then you think about the thing you’ve been doing. There are a lot of things that you liked back then, the things that you left when you’re already an adult.   “I love taking pictures and travelling a lot.” You’re recalling the things you love to do back then. How you felt so good doing these things instead of sitting behind the desk from early in the morning, doing the papers and all. Things you don’t like to begin with, but have to.

“You don’t do these things anymore, do you?” he chuckles. “You should do it.”

“I’d like to do it some other times.” You smile a little at the thought “I’ll take beautiful pictures of beautiful places and beautiful things.”

“Take a picture of me then. Because, am I not art?” he grins cheekily, and it feels like both of you know each other for quite some times. And yes, yes. He’s beautiful inside and out, it feels like he’s breathing art and all the good feelings but you brush it off and chuckles to his statement anyway.

“I don’t mean to be overly curious, but I saw the pictures on your desk. Are they, really your patients?” you carefully ask. “Oh, yeah, they are. Not just patients, they also someone who helped me learn things along the way. I fucked up sometimes, too.” He smiles and sips his drink again, still very slowly.

“You know, my favorites are Minhyuk and Changkyun. I’ll tell you about them.” He rushes to his room, and brings back a photo album. He excitedly talks about them, and you know how much he treasures those people around him. And through the way he talked, you learn something new about him; he loves deep conversation. He loves it if people pay attention to even a small details, he loves it so much if people relate to him. And it’s kind of crazy if you think you like him, but he’s just attractive, and it is not possible to ignore him, and not being interested to talk to him, to talk about him.

You don’t realize it but it’s already 2 AM and your eyes feel heavy, and damn, his voice is soothing. He guides you to the bedroom and let you have the bed meanwhile he’d be sleeping in the living room.

“Hyungwon, I like you a lot. Thank you for everything.” You just say what’s in your head, and you couldn’t give a fuck about it.

“I like you too, y/n. You went through a lot, and thank you for endured so much. Don’t feel sad about it.” You don’t know what he was saying, it was inaudible, and it’s sounded like a murmur to you so you don’t care. He tugs the blanket so it wouldn’t feel so cold for you, and closes the door lightly afterward.

Originally posted by kihqun

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Raw Footage of a Thoroughbred Inside a Japanese Horse Slaughterhouse


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Study: Vaccines May Cause Brain Disorders

This is according to startling new research from Yale and Penn State. State-based Action Alerts! In a new study, researchers from Yale and Penn State found that the onset of certain neuropsychiatric disorders—obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia, tic disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, and bipolar disorder—appears to be related to childhood vaccination. Absurdly—and flying in…

If You Want Alzheimer’s Keep Consuming Sugar

A new study shows a strong link between sugar consumption and Alzheimer’s, but cronyism will likely keep many Americans from hearing about it. Action Alert! A study by British researchers has identified a link between a diet high in sugar and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. High blood sugar levels appear to damage a key…

Action Alert for Flatbush Street Vendors - NYPD issued $2K tickets E4F Vendor Leadership

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On Friday, June 9th, two leaders of Equality for Flatbush ’s street vendor organizing work were issued $2K tickets by the NYPD while vending at the corner of Church and Flatbush in front of the Chase bank.  
Along with the outrageous $2,000 dollar amount,  the tickets are clearly marked from the Department of Health but was issued by a NYPD officer from the 70th PCT.  This is clearly about targeted harassment against community activists fighting for the rights of all street vendors in Flatbush and East Flatbush .
The E4F street vendor leadership team is currently meeting to decide next steps to address this situation in the meantime, the community is being asked to :
1. Come out on Saturday 6/17  1-3pm to hold placards of support, flyer and get signatures for Street Vendors Petition . Meet at the corner of Church and Flatbush on the steps of Dutch Reform 


2. Sign & Circulate this Petition  Stop the Harassment: Allow Street Vendors to be on Flatbush Ave between 7am-7pm Monday through Saturday :  http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/133/922/808/


​3. Circulate widely & ​WATCH #Brooklyn #NoSeVende : New Spanish-language documentary short by #EqualityforFlatbush on the fight against economic harassment and racial profiling of the street vendors in #Flatbush and #EastFlatbush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHfRrCrDj8o

Petitions to help the Sea’s and Chickens;

https://www.change.org/p/chili-s-commit-to-meaningful-welfare-standards-for-chickens?utm_source=action_alert_sign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=759455&alert_id=igdhFXWwpQ_mMf4jl0lcFBHbDQUSQfRvET8dpaCIGS4dlhEAzD09oM%3D

https://www.change.org/p/create-more-marine-protected-areas-to-reduce-effect-of-overfishing-on-oceanic-ecosystems?utm_source=action_alert_sign&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=759602&alert_id=lowQoUImJF_OGnLvZVbZ%2FuA5veejW2iS0yeyqY2eIkO2aOG0TV3CARIhh6zZv%2Fo%2F%2F5ntPMk9LwB

What really annoys me that on Randy Stair social media’s (I think this was only on her twitter?) She posted obvious stuff about what she was going to do days later. How did people not notice and not at least take action? Alert someone? It’s not like she was joking, she seemed pretty serious with the links to her journal and the last video she made.

Bombshell Studies: Vaccinated Kids Sicker Than Unvaccinated

Two recent studies underscore concerns that science has been abandoned in order to promote Big Pharma’s pro-vaccine agenda. Action Alert! The first study, comparing unvaccinated and vaccinated children, looked at the link between preterm (i.e., premature) infants, vaccination, and the development of neurological development disorders (NDD) such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and learning disabilities.…

Wasatch Front hits first mandatory pollution action of year
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SALT LAKE CITY — As temperatures sizzle toward triple digits Wednesday, the Utah Division of Air Quality issued its first mandatory action alert of the year, urging people to refrain from driving if possible and for sensitive populations to reduce outdoor exertion.

The mandatory action was in place for Weber, Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Carbon counties, with Cache, Tooele, Washington, Duchesne and Uintah counties under voluntary action.

With temperatures Thursday anticipated to once again reach the mid-90s, state air quality officials are asking for the public’s help along the Wasatch Front to curb emissions in an attempt to stave off worsening conditions.

The Wasatch Front in particular struggles each summer as temperatures build and high pressure settles in.

Like other states in the West, Utah is facing increasing challenges from an ozone pollution problem that studies say is compounded by “drift” from Asia, which has tripled its ozone-causing emissions since 1990.

A study led by Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that countries in Asia are responsible for as much as 65 percent of the springtime increases of ozone in national parks.

Locally, the state Division of Air Quality has mapped ozone formation through the valleys along the Wasatch Front, at national parks and in mountain communities where levels would be anticipated to be less.

Instead, the division found many areas — including Park City — with ozone pollution above a revised federal standard of 70 parts per billion set in 2015.

Three areas in Utah would be considered “nonattainment” for the more stringent ozone standard, which is now under review by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency following a legal challenge brought by coal company Murray Energy. The Trump administration has said it will review the rule to determine if it warrants repeal.

Ground-level ozone, or smog, causes respiratory problems — including shortness of breath and a dry, scratchy throat — and can aggravate lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Last summer, Salt Lake and Davis counties had six mandatory action days for summer pollution, while Utah County had five and Weber County had four.

The mandatory action day Wednesday came as members of the Utah Air Quality Board met to consider a new rule aimed at curbing pollutants from industrial coating activities.

The rules already apply to large manufacturing operations, but air quality officials are recommending that all businesses use products that produce low levels of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs.

Also under consideration is a new solvent rule requiring businesses that use 55 gallons or more of solvents a year to use low-VOC products. The compounds are a contributor to Utah’s smog-forming pollution.

Industrial coating activities are commonly used in auto body refinishing, wood and metal furniture manufacturing, in the manufacture of large appliances or flat wood panels, and in aerospace manufacturing and rework facilities.

The rule would apply to businesses that also coat miscellaneous metal parts and products, paper, film, foil, fabric, vinyl, magnet wire, metal containers, closures, coil and plastic parts.

Utah Division of Air Quality Director Bryce Bird said other states have adopted similar rules.

“Many states have already enacted VOC limitations on a wide range of products to help address air quality. Less-polluting products are effective and available in the marketplace that will help improve Utah’s air,” Bird said.



Wasatch Front hits first mandatory pollution action of year
Ozone action alert declared in Colorado for June 2nd

Colorado department of public health and environment declares ozone action alert day in response to unhealthy levels of ozone for people who are sensitive and have certain breathing conditions like asthma