UserTesting Announces Second Annual Illumi Award Winners at the Human Insight World Customer Conference

The illumi Awards recognizes brands who have achieved extraordinary success using human insights to deliver world-class customer experiences

UserTesting, a leading provider of on-demand human insights, today announced the winners of its second annual illumi Awards at Human Insight World (#HiWorld20). The UserTestingⓇ HiWorld™ customer conference brings together UX researchers, designers, marketers, and product managers from some of the world’s leading brands to learn, share, and discuss how to create great experiences, build innovative products, and launch impactful campaigns using real human insight to drive the decision-making process.

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“Great customer experiences start with human insight. Organizations that focus on customer empathy, particularly in today’s business climate, will continue to build brand loyalty, and long term success, said Andy MacMillan, CEO of UserTesting. “The illumi Awards highlight the incredible work our customers are

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South Texas Workforce Solutions hosting annual hiring event for veterans

With Veterans Day coming up Nov. 11, Workforce Solutions for South Texas is preparing an event to assist veterans with the “Hiring Red, White & You” job fair scheduled for Nov. 5.

The event will help veterans find jobs and transition from service live into the civilian workforce. Spouses of veterans are also encouraged to participate.

“Our veterans give their all to serve our country, and we are all indebted to them for their service,” Workforce Solutions for South Texas Executive Director Rogelio G. Treviño said. “We at Workforce Solutions for South Texas are honored to be able to provide this ‘Red, White & You’ hiring event as a token or our appreciation and to help our veterans and their families obtain meaningful, good paying career jobs.”

Workforce Solutions said the ninth annual edition of the event is needed now more than ever due to the pandemic.

The event is

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The science behind an annual fall event

With fall colors coming to a peak in Western New York, meteorologist Elyse Smith breaks down some of your favorite fall colors come to be.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In this week’s episode of “Experiments with Elyse,” Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Elyse Smith shared why leaves change color in the fall and how weather can influence that process.

For Western New York, the seasonal average peak for fall colors is mid-October. Factors such as temperature, sunlight, wind and soil moisture from precipitation all effect how and when leaves change color.

But these factors aren’t just taken into account during the fall season. What happens all the way back in May can influence what happens in October. 

According to the National Arboretum, the best recipe for vibrant fall foliage is a wet summer followed by a dry fall with several days of sunshine and cool, but frostless, nights leading up to a

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EasyJet warns first ever annual loss could top $1 billion

By Sarah Young

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a tarmac: FILE PHOTO: EasyJet restarts its operations amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Gatwick Airport, in Gatwick

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FILE PHOTO: EasyJet restarts its operations amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at Gatwick Airport, in Gatwick

LONDON (Reuters) – British airline easyJet warned on Thursday its first ever annual loss could be as much as 845 million pounds ($1.1 billion) as the pandemic meant it was flying just 25% of planned capacity.

The airline has signalled to the government it may need more financial support, according to media reports.


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The headline loss before tax forecast for the year ended Sept. 30 of 815-845 million pounds was worse than the loss of 794 million expected by analysts, Refinitiv Eikon data showed.

That is the first time easyJet, which was founded in 1995, has ever made a full-year loss.

With travel at very low levels, most European airlines are bleeding cash. EasyJet’s larger low-cost rival Ryanair has called this winter a “write-off”.


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Submit your Proposal to the 50th Annual National Solar Conference

Submit your Proposal to the 50th Annual National Solar Conference

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BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 7, 2020

SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future

August 3-6, 2021 | Boulder, CO | University of Colorado Boulder

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has opened the Call for Participation for their 50th Annual National Solar Conference, SOLAR 2021. This conference is focused on the  theme of “Empowering a Sustainable Future,” highlighting innovations and advancements in renewable energy technology and its equitable adoption. SOLAR 2021 promises to cover the most important and empowering content to drastically reduce carbon emissions now.

Submit to the Call for Participation for SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future by January 15, 2021. The 50th Annual National Solar Conference will be in Boulder, CO at the University of Colorado, Boulder August 3-6, 2021. Submit now at Interested in sponsoring or partnering on the event? Email #SOLAR2021Boulder
Submit to the Call for Participation for SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future by January 15, 2021. The 50th Annual National Solar Conference will be in Boulder, CO at the University of Colorado, Boulder August 3-6, 2021. Submit now at Interested in sponsoring or
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SIUE and SIUC to co-host annual Global Fusion Conference

EDWARDSVILLE — Southern Illinois University Edwardsville together with SIU Carbondale will host the 20th Annual Global Fusion Conference Friday-Sunday Oct. 9-11 in what will be the event’s first-ever virtual gathering.

The goal of the conference is to promote academic excellence in global media and international communication studies. It is sponsored by a consortium of universities, including SIUE, SIUC, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Ohio University and Temple University.

Under the theme “(In)visibility in global communication: Connections and Inequities,” the plenary panel brings together a rising filmmaker and two media scholars to discuss the Black Lives Matter and global anti-racist movement from Ferguson, Mo., to Cape Town, South Africa. Because it is virtual, there will be presenters from the Philippines, Myanmar, India and Europe.

According to Musonda Kapatamoyo, PhD, chair and professor in the SIUE College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Mass Communications, the virtual conference

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Explore over 100 virtual events at the 10th annual Wisconsin Science Festival

From the novel coronavirus to food sciences, the 2020 Wisconsin Science Festival, held Oct. 15-18, will feature more than 100 virtual events — with a few opportunities to get out (safely) with others.

Activities will include hands-on science experiments, live Q&A with scientists, demonstrations, performances, podcasts, behind-the-scenes tours and more — along with some up-to-the-minute information about what researchers in Wisconsin are learning about COVID-19.

Most venues across the state are offering online or at-home events. Teachers and school districts are encouraged to preregister to participate in virtual field trip live sessions with scientists covering a wide variety of topics, including learning how geologists excavate a dinosaur bone, how microscopists detect cancer cells, how material scientists can help you create a simple device at home to make electricity, what it’s like to actually be a scientist, and more.

“Making science accessible and understandable is critically important, especially now, given the

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What we hope to see at Amazon’s annual hardware event

We’re not sure exactly what Amazon plans to unveil during its fall hardware event on Thursday, but if history is a guide, we’re expecting a truckload of new products.

At last year’s event, Amazon unleashed a firehose of new products, from the Dolby Atmos-enabled Echo Studio and a next-gen Echo speaker to Echo Frames glasses, the Echo Loop ring, the Echo Dot with Clock, and the kid-focused Echo Glow. There was also a new Eero mesh router, a couple of new Ring cameras, an Alexa-enabled oven, and even the upcoming Ring Fetch dog tracker that’s slated to work with Amazon’s (also upcoming) Sidewalk neighborhood network (more on that in a bit).

We’re betting Amazon will once again trot out a parade of new devices on Thursday; however, we’re not quite sure what to expect.

Unlike Google, which has pretty much telegraphed what it will be showing off during

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Fourth Annual STEAM Festival Brings Science to Life Across Tennessee – Press Release

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.–(Business Wire)–Science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) will come to life at more than 100 events and activities across the state during the 4th annual Tennessee STEAM Festival, taking place Oct. 9-18, 2020.

The Festival was founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring and incorporates outdoor and virtual events hosted by a wide range of museums, schools, community centers and other attractions. A complete listing of activities is available at

“The Tennessee STEAM Festival will look a little different this year in order to accommodate social distancing, but it still offers Tennesseans fun ways to engage with science, technology, engineering, art and math,” said Discovery Center CEO Tara MacDougall. “The Festival is focused on promoting lifelong learning and on helping everyone better understand the world around them.

“We appreciate all of our sponsors, hosts and partners who have taken a new approach to the Festival this

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