West Monroe Acquires Two Six Capital, a Data Science Firm for Private Equity

Acquisition adds Intellio Predict, an AI-powered asset that projects revenue with precision to drive investments and value creation

West Monroe, a national business and technology consulting firm, today announced it has acquired Two Six Capital, a San Francisco-based, technology-enabled firm that pioneered data science for private equity.

Founded in 2013, Two Six Capital leverages proprietary technology—powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning—to advise private equity firms with one primary objective: understand and project the drivers of revenue. The company works closely with private equity deal teams, corporate boards, management teams, and operating partners across the deal lifecycle to construct financial models with precision leveraging the power of the cloud, which leads to increased speed of analysis and fewer errors for investment decisions.

The acquisition strengthens West Monroe’s position as a market leader in private equity advisory. Since 2002, West Monroe has advised on more than 3,000 transactions and executed

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Grande West Partners with Hinduja Tech for Buy America Compliant Manufacturing Plant

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / December 1, 2020 / Grande West Transportation Group Inc. (TSXV:BUS) (OTCQX:GWTNF) (FRA:6LG) (“Grande West” or the “Company”), a Canadian manufacturer of mid-sized multi-purpose transit vehicles sold in Canada and the United States, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract with Hinduja Tech Inc. for the design and engineering plans for its new American operational facility and headquarters.

Grande West Transportation intends to design and develop a brand new bus manufacturing facility in the State of Washington, USA, (please see news release from November 4, 2020 Here) with aggressive timelines to launch their new bus production activities. Grande West chose to partner with Hinduja Tech Inc., an Integrated Engineering and Digital Technology & Solutions Provider, to design a new manufacturing facility for the development of affordable, Buy-America compliant buses geared toward U.S. markets.

“Grande West has ambitious plans to open a USA

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New migration maps serve as tools to help big game in West

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The life-or-death journey made by mule deer during the second-longest big game migration in North America came down to their ability to squeeze through a fence—a discovery made by scientists using wildlife GPS tracking techniques to map animal migrations in the West in unprecedented detail.

The resulting atlas of migration corridors in Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming published by the U.S. Geological Survey can help elk, mule deer, antelope and other animals by focusing efforts to reduce man-made obstacles along their journeys, biologists and wildlife advocates say.

“The new technology, the GPS collars and the computer programs that are able to analyze this data, is giving us such a different picture of what migrating wildlife do,” said Miles Moretti, president of the Salt Lake City-based Mule Deer Foundation, which funded some of the research. “This has given us some information like we’ve never had

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Rio Ferdinand slams ‘disgraceful’ VAR as Man Utd rescued by dodgy call after Bruno Fernandes foul vs West Brom

MANCHESTER UNITED legend called VAR a ‘disgrace’ after it rescued his old side against West Brom.

Bruno Fernandes was perhaps the luckiest player on the pitch as he benefited TWICE from the video technology during the 1-0 win.

VAR has been slammed after it helped Manchester United to victory over West Brom


VAR has been slammed after it helped Manchester United to victory over West BromCredit: Reuters

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Referee David Coote awarded the Baggies a penalty early in the second half after adjudging Fernandes had fouled Conor Gallagher but changed his mind after a video ref prompt.

That was despite TV replays appearing to show United’s Portuguese star whacking Gallagher’s shin.

Minutes later Coote awarded United a penalty for handball against Semi Ajayi — even though the Baggies player had his back turned.

Coote’s decision was supported by VAR and Fernandes converted the twice-taken spot kick after video technology

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Penn plans stunning West Philly lab for energy science and technology

The University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees has approved the design for a $173 million energy research lab in West Philadelphia, creating a home for interdisciplinary work advancing sustainability.

The project, designed by German firm Behnisch Architekten, will be named after Penn alumnus P. Roy Vagelos and his wife, Diana T. Vagelos, who led the way in gifts that totaled more than $70 million to support the initiative.

Situated at 3200 Walnut St., the Vagelos Laboratory for Energy Science and Technology will provide 110,000 square feet in laboratory space across seven floors. It will house the Vagelos Institute for Energy Science and the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research, an undergraduate dual degree program run jointly by Arts & Sciences and Engineering.

Facilities in the planned building will include wet chemistry research labs and optics research labs, as well as collaborative spaces, offices and a landscaped courtyard.

The building’s energy

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Internet Can’t Be Wild West, EU’s Breton Tells Google CEO Pichai | Technology News

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s industry chief Thierry Breton has warned Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai that he plans to rein in U.S. tech giants via a raft of new rules to curb the excesses of a “Wild West” internet.

Breton issued the warning in a video-conference call with Pichai late on Thursday, according to a statement from the European Commision.

The comments came after a Google internal document outlined a 60-day strategy to counter the European Union’s push for tough new tech rules by getting U.S. allies to push back against Breton.

The call was initiated by Google before the document was leaked.

Breton will announce new draft rules known as the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act together with European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Dec. 2.

The rules will set out a list of do’s and don’ts for gatekeepers – online companies with market power – forcing

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Local Entrepreneur Brings Smartphone Repair Franchise To The West Village

Electronics Repair Business Keeps West Village Neighborhood Connected

uBreakiFix West Village

Electronics repair shop uBreakiFix is now open in the West Village at 96 Greenwich Avenue. The store offers repairs on smartphones, tablets, computers, and more to help the community stay connected.
Electronics repair shop uBreakiFix is now open in the West Village at 96 Greenwich Avenue. The store offers repairs on smartphones, tablets, computers, and more to help the community stay connected.
Electronics repair shop uBreakiFix is now open in the West Village at 96 Greenwich Avenue. The store offers repairs on smartphones, tablets, computers, and more to help the community stay connected.

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Electronics repair shop uBreakiFix is now open in the West Village at 96 Greenwich Avenue. The store offers repairs on smartphones, tablets, computers, and more to help the community stay connected.

“I was born in the Village and am now raising my own family here, so bringing this important service to my own neighborhood is special,” said Peter Marino, owner of uBreakiFix West Village. “At uBreakiFix, we understand that

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PS5 Ad Gives Launch Window for Horizon: Forbidden West

A new PlayStation 5 ad confirms the current release window for Sony’s upcoming slate of exclusive games. The video details when highly anticipated games like Horizon: Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 are coming in 2021.

The one-minute video features a reel of game footage, which includes both launch games and subsequent titles. Eagle-eyed viewers will notice some fine-print part way through the video: “Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal: Anticipated first half of 2021. Horizon: Forbidden West: Anticipated second half of 2021.”

While still somewhat vague, those time frames do bring Sony’s 2021 plans more into focus. Sony previously said that Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart would release in the console’s “launch window,” making it one of the console’s biggest exclusives following launch day. Details on Gran Turismo 7 have been comparatively sparse, though the release window lines up with one that appeared

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Discovery Life Sciences Becomes the Global Market Leader in Biospecimens with the Acquisition of Europe-based East West Biopharma

The acquisition creates the largest network of clinical collection sites in Europe, advancing Discovery Life Sciences’ position as the global market leader in biospecimen procurement

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Discovery Life Sciences™ (Discovery), a global leader in biospecimen, genomic sequencing, cell, and immunohistochemistry (IHC) services, announced today the acquisition of East West Biopharma, a leading human biospecimen contract research organization in Europe powered by the largest biocollection network in Ukraine. 

The addition of East West Biopharma builds on Discovery’s existing capability and creates Europe’s largest network of clinical collection sites that ethically obtain consented biospecimens from patients across multiple therapeutic areas to support the global medical research community.

“This acquisition represents the culmination of a highly productive and mutually successful partnership between our companies,” said Glenn Bilawsky, CEO of Discovery Life Sciences.  “East West Biopharma has a long-standing reputation for its commitment to quality,

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Smithtown High School West wins grant to develop technology to help kids with autism

SMITHTOWN, Long Island (WABC) — Thirteen high schools across the United States have been selected to receive a prestigious $10,000 grant celebrating outstanding innovation and invention, and one of them is from New York.

Smithtown High School West was selected as a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam and will spend the next nine months developing a Personal Distance Monitor that is designed to help children with autism manage their personal space.

InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors who receive grants to invent technological solutions to real-world problems.

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The initiative of the Lemelson-MIT Program aims to inspire a new generation of inventors to pursue creative lives and careers through invention.

“The InvenTeams program represents the future,” said Leigh Estabrooks, invention education officer from the Lemelson-MIT Program. “We place an emphasis on STEM-focused projects to develop interest in these fields among youth.

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