- Comunicati pubblicati - Turismo - Comunicati pubblicati - Turismo Sat, 22 Sep 2018 06:19:49 +0200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.20 ( PRN: SHEIN Notifies Customers Who May Have Been Affected By Data Breach Fri, 21 Sep 2018 21:13:25 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

SHEIN Notifies Customers Who May Have Been Affected By Data Breach


BERLIN, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 22, 2018, SHEIN became aware that certain personally identifiable information of its customers was stolen during a concerted criminal cyberattack on its computer network. Immediately upon becoming aware of this potential theft, SHEIN hired a leading international forensic cybersecurity firm as well as an international law firm to conduct a thorough investigation.

While the full extent of the attack will continue to be investigated, it can now be confirmed that the personal information illegally acquired by the intruders included email addresses and encrypted password credentials of customers who visited the company website. It is our understanding that the breach began in June 2018 and continued through early August 2018 and involves approximately 6.42 million customers. SHEIN may update this information at a later date based on any new findings.

During the investigation, SHEIN and its IT staff, as well as its cybersecurity investigators, will continue to closely monitor the network and servers so future breaches can be prevented. In addition, SHEIN servers have been scanned and malware found on the servers has been removed. "Back door" entry points to the servers opened by the attackers have been closed and removed.

SHEIN is in the process of notifying the proper authorities and its customers who may have been affected. SHEIN is sending customer notices that provide instructions for resetting passwords through the website. The resetting of passwords will help ensure the security of the site and customer purchases.

At SHEIN, we value our customer's safety and security above all else, and for this reason we are offering one year of identity theft monitoring to affected customers in certain markets. We will remain vigilant as we complete the investigation and implement new safeguards to prevent any future breaches.

For more information regarding the investigation and the actions SHEIN is taking to protect customer information, please refer to our FAQ at or contact us at +44 800-802-1077.


PRN: ORGANO Enters Into Agreement With Digital SkyNet, Limited ("DSL") To Form A Strategic Joint Venture Company, Bringing ORGANO Into The Block Chain Economy Fri, 21 Sep 2018 20:36:45 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

ORGANO Enters Into Agreement With Digital SkyNet, Limited ("DSL") To Form A Strategic Joint Venture Company, Bringing ORGANO Into The Block Chain Economy


BUFFALO, New York and HONG KONG and NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ORGANO today announced it has entered into a definitive strategic joint venture agreement with Digital SkyNet Limited for the purpose of pursuing larger market opportunities related to Blockchain technologies and creating more significant competitive advantage through Blockchain related solutions than either company could achieve alone.

Under the terms of the agreement, each company will own an equal share of the newly formed joint venture Company.

"The ORGANO brand is one of the most well known and respected brands in the global nutrition industry and this historic transaction provides tremendous value to the shareholders of both companies," said ORGANO VP of Technology Innovation, Joel Binn. "We look forward to partnering with Digital SkyNet, a well respected Blockchain solutions developer, in what will be an exciting new chapter in the history of ORGANO. As a global enterprise, ORGANO will have an opportunity to more effectively drive further growth and advance our commitment to providing consumers around the globe with great tasting, nutritious and wholesome products. Blockchain technologies represent unprecedented business operations and economic applications to benefit the thousands of ORGANO customers and independent distributors around the world," added Binn.

The agreement provides for each company to invest and equally share in the commercial value of newly created intellectual property. Some areas being explored where Blockchain will offer critical competitive advantage include: support for rapid expansion into new and diverse markets, trade finance, digital asset management, supply chain optimization as well as enhancing socially motivated services.

Holton Buggs, CVO and Global Brand Ambassador of ORGANO said, "ORGANO has strong sustainable growth potential based on high quality standards, continuous innovation, excellent management and highly sought after products. I look forward to our new ORGANO innovations showing up in the global markets and benefitting the thousands of ORGANO customers and distributors for years to come. I have recently been appointed as an executive advisor to Digital SkyNet's 'Ormeus' subsidiary and the newly formed strategic joint venture company owned by ORGANO and Digital SkyNet. This new executive advisor role is additive to my long standing and continuing roles at ORGANO which include helping develop global distribution networks and helping ORGANO realize its strategic vision. This joint venture affords both companies the opportunity to identify, develop and monetize Blockchain related opportunities through the creation of the very first strategic joint ven! ture to b ring a leading direct seller of nutrition and beauty products into alignment with a highly innovative and successful Blockchain solutions development company."

Founded in 2008 with headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, and formerly known as Organo Gold, ORGANO is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of healthy, convenient and affordable nutrition and beauty products. ORGANO specializes in proprietary nutrition products, specialty brewed beverages, personal care products and cosmetics. ORGANO provides superior quality, taste and nutrition in all of its consumable products and produces and markets advanced beauty products based on proprietary botanical formulations. The company currently operates in five continents.

About Digital SkyNet ("DSL")
Digital SkyNet Limited is a leading Blockchain technology solutions developer. DSL creates Blockchain based technology solutions to accelerate business value growth, improve operating efficiencies and solve real world business problems.

Cautionary Statement
This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements, which contain words such as "expect," "believe," "will," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," or "plan," by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. These uncertainties may cause actual future events to be materially different than those expressed in our forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements.

For more information on ORGANO and the Joint Venture, please go to

CONTACT: Patrick Miranda,

PRN: Iniziata la produzione della serie biografica di Amazon del grande e leggendario giocatore di calcio Maradona Fri, 21 Sep 2018 17:22:48 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Iniziata la produzione della serie biografica di Amazon del grande e leggendario giocatore di calcio Maradona


LOS ANGELES, 21 settembre 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazon Prime Video renderà presto disponibile la storia della stella più famosa del calcio: Diego Armando Maradona. La serie biografica ripercorrerà la sua vita dall'infanzia fino al presente, nel suo viaggio che lo ha portato a giocare con il Barcellona, il Napoli, il Boca e a diventare il capitano della nazionale argentina. La fase di pre-produzione è in corso per la prima stagione destinata esclusivamente ai soci Prime della piattaforma video.

Co-prodotto da Dhana Media, BTF Media e Raze, le società dietro la serie hanno annunciato che ognuno degli attori rappresenterà una fase diversa della vita di Maradona, dalla sua adolescenza a Villa Fiorito fino al periodo turbolento che lo ha visto entrare e uscire dal calcio. Nicolas Goldschmidt (Farsantes) interpreterà il Maradona degli esordi come giocatore di calcio; Nazareno Casero (Historia de un Clan) il periodo dell'ascesa alla fama e Juan Palomino (Magnifica 70) i giorni più bui.

"La collaborazione con Dhana Media e BTF Media, per raccontare una storia di interesse mondiale in una produzione totalmente internazionale, rappresenta al tempo stesso una grande sfida e un piacere immenso," ha dichiarato Mari Urdaneta, Responsabile capo dei Contenuti di RAZE, la società latino-americana di media digitali sostenuta da Sofia Vergara. Diego viene considerato il miglior giocatore della storia del calcio ed è famoso in tutto il mondo per le molte controversie e per l'alto profilo della sua vita.

Le riprese della serie inizieranno in Argentina e proseguiranno in Uruguay, Messico, Spagna e la produzione terminerà in Italia; sarà la maggiore produzione internazionale sulla più importante stella del calcio mondiale. La serie sarà disponibile in oltre 200 territori su Amazon Prime video e successivamente sarà disponibile su piattaforme lineari tramite Disney Production. Mari Urdaneta, Liliana Moyano, Francisco Cordero, Luis Balaguer ed Emiliano Calemzuk sono i produttori esecutivi della serie che sarà distribuita a breve. 


RAZE e Dhana Media:
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BTF Media:
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PRN: Michael Kors dà il via alla quinta edizione della campagna Watch Hunger Stop per combattere la fame nel mondo Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:32:02 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Michael Kors dà il via alla quinta edizione della campagna Watch Hunger Stop per combattere la fame nel mondo


NEW YORK, 21 settembre 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- in anticipazione alla Giornata Mondiale del Cibo il 16 ottobre, Michael Kors è lieta di presentare una serie di stimolanti iniziative per sostenere Watch Hunger Stop, la vitale campagna annuale del marchio per combattere la fame nel mondo.

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors' Watch Hunger Stop T-Shirt; artwork by Eli Sudbrack

Il partner del brand in questo impegno è il World Food Programme (WFP) delle Nazioni Unite, e tutti i fondi raccolti vanno a sostegno del programma di pasti scolastici del WFP. L'anno scorso, il WFP ha erogato pasti scolastici ad oltre 18 milioni di bambini in 60 paesi, fornendo loro il nutrimento vitale che li ha aiutati a realizzare il proprio potenziale.


Per celebrare il quinto anniversario della campagna, Michael Kors si è affidata ad Eli Sudbrack I AVAF, artista multimediale che vive e lavora tra San Paolo e New York, per la campagna Watch Hunger Stop 2018. Nel suo stile distintivo e colorato, Sudbrack ha creato il design per le t-shirt in edizione limitata di quest'anno.

"Quando sono stato invitato per questo progetto, ero davvero felice di fare finalmente qualcosa in cui potessi arrivare alle vite delle persone e aiutarle in modo veramente concreto," dice Sudbrack. "Penso che ogni artista debba fare di più in questo senso, specialmente nel mondo in cui viviamo oggi. Vengo da un paese che ha molti problemi con la fame e l'educazione. Se si riuscissero a risolvere questi due problemi, il mondo sarebbe diverso."


Per la prima volta, le t-shirt edizione limitata Watch Hunger Stop di Michael Kors saranno disponibili alla vendita online ed in ogni negozio Michael Kors lifestyle negli USA e in altri store selezionati nel mondo. Creato da Eli Sudbrack I AVAF, il design della t-shirt rende omaggio all'obiettivo dell'ONU di raggiungere Zero Fame nel mondo entro il 2030. Per ogni t-shirt venduta, Michael Kors donerà 100 pasti ai bambini bisognosi attraverso il World Food Programme, il che significa che il 100% dei profitti va ad aiutare a nutrire i bambini affamati.* Ancora meglio, Michael Kors donerà 100 pasti in più al WFP se i clienti la "indossano e condividono" scattandosi un selfie "altruista" con la loro t-shirt Watch Hunger Stop e postandola online con l'hashtag #watchhungerstop.*


Kate Hudson conosce l'importanza di sostenere i bambini e le loro comunità. Michael Kors è onorata di continuare la sua partnership con l'attrice, autrice, imprenditrice e sostenitrice di lungo corso di Watch Hunger Stop e del WFP, che presterà ancora una volta il suo talento per sostenere la causa.

"C'è qualcosa di così semplice eppure così profondamente importante nel lavoro che fa il World Food Programme," ha detto la Hudson. "Non è solo che [WFP] dà da mangiare ai bambiniâ€�”anche se loro lo fanno ed è fantastico. Lavorano anche per dare sostegno alle famiglie,  all'educazione e alle economie locali, operando così verso un quadro più grande che permette alle comunità, e poi anche agli stati, di rialzarsi in piedi. Io credo veramente che se lavoriamo insieme su questo, vedremo la fine della fame nel mondo."


Hailee Steinfeld, che è apparsa nella campagna The Walk 2017 di Michael Kors, presterà la sua influenza alla causa per la prima volta quest'anno.

"E' stato un onore fare squadra di nuovo con Michael Kors, questa volta per una causa così importante e meritevole," ha detto l'attrice e cantante. "Tutti i bambini hanno il diritto di veder soddisfatti i loro bisogni primari per poter realizzare i loro più grandi potenziali. Se ci mettiamo insieme, possiamo sconfiggere la fame per sempre."


Gli orologi in edizione speciale sono stati parte dell'impegno di Watch Hunger Stop fin dai suoi inizi, con 100 pasti donati al WFP per ogni orologio venduto.* Quest'anno, l'iconico Runway presenta una cassa dorata in un profilo più sottile con una mappa dettagliata del mondo su un quadrante color turchese. Il modello unisex è venduto esclusivamente questo autunno in negozi Michael Kors selezionati nel mondo e online su e va al pubblico a 275 dollari.


Per marcare la Giornata Mondiale del Cibo, Michael Kors ha creato uno speciale geofiltro Snapchat per Watch Hunger Stop che sarà lanciato il 1° ottobre. Basta entrare in qualsiasi negozio Michael Kors negli USA o nel Regno Unito, scattare con lo speciale geofiltro, e 25 pasti verranno donati al WFP.*


Share The Meal è la prima app globale contro la fame nel mondo. Iniziativa del WFP, Share The Meal ha una grafica vivace e piacevole, un'interfaccia semplicissima, ed una serie di notizie e foto di persone e luoghi che ti farà piacere conoscere. Con Share The Meal, puoi donare la piccola somma di 50 centesimi di dollaro con un tocco del tuo schermoâ€�”e sai di aver aiutato qualcuno. Scarica la app Share The Meal su


Nel mese di ottobre, i clienti possono fare una donazione direttamente al WFP alla cassa nei negozi Michael Kors selezionati nel mondo. Appena 5 dollari fanno mangiare un bambino a scuola per un mese. 

In alcuni paesi selezionati, i visitatori del sito possono cliccare il link sullo schermo per donare direttamente al WFP. Negli USA, gli utenti possono anche inviare un messaggio con la parola MKHUNGER al 50555 per fare un regalo di 5 dollari (potranno essere applicate tariffe SMS e dati).

"La fame è un problema globale ma è anche risolvibile," ha detto Michael Kors. "In qualsiasi forma scegli di coinvolgerti, farai una vera differenza nella vita di qualcuno. Uno dei miei sogni è quello di vedere un mondo con Zero Fame, e stiamo lavorando sodo con il World Food Programme delle Nazioni Unite per renderla una realtà. Sono orgoglioso di ciò che Watch Hunger Stop è stata in grado di raggiungere finora, ma non abbiamo finito. Perciò continuiamo a lavorare insieme fino al punto zero."

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Watch Hunger Stop:
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Michael Kors su Facebook:
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@WFP su Twitter:

* Per ogni t-shirt o orologio Watch Hunger Stop acquistati presso un negozio Michael Kors o dal sito ufficiale Michael Kors, l'azienda donerà 100 pasti (25 dollari) al WFP. Per ogni selfie con la t-shirt Watch Hunger Stop, Michael Kors donerà 100 pasti (25 dollari) al WFP. Per ogni scatto fatto con il geofiltro Snapchat di Watch Hunger Stop, Michael Kors donerà 25 pasti (6,25 dollari) al WFP. Michael Kors donerà fino a due milioni di pasti al WFP alla data del 31/3/2019. WFP non pubblicizza alcun prodotto o servizio.

Informazioni su Watch Hunger Stop
Watch Hunger Stop
, costituita nel 2013, raccoglie fondi e consapevolezza per aiutare a raggiungere un mondo con zero fame. Il partner del brand in questo impegno è il World Food Programme (WFP) delle Nazioni Unite, e i fondi raccolti vanno a sostegno del programma di pasti scolastici del WFP. Nel 2015, Michael Kors è stato nominato Ambasciatore Mondiale contro la Fame per il World Food Programme delle Nazioni Unite; nel 2016, è stato premiato con il McGovern-Dole Leadership Award dal WFP USA per i suoi sforzi dedicati ad evidenziare ed allentare la crisi della fame.

Informazioni su Michael Kors 
Michael Kors è uno stilista pluripremiato di fama mondiale di accessori di lusso e prêt-à-porter. La sua azienda omonima, fondata nel 1981, produce attualmente una gamma di prodotti sotto Michael Kors Collection, MICHAEL Michael Kors e Michael Kors Mens, comprendente accessori, prêt-à-porter, scarpe, tecnologia indossabile, orologi ed una linea completa di profumi. I negozi Michael Kors operano nelle città più prestigiose del mondo. Inoltre, Michael Kors gestisce flagship digitali in Nord America, Europa e Asia, offrendo ai clienti una fluida esperienza multi-canale. 

Informazioni sul World Food Programme
Il World Food Programme delle Nazioni Unite ha la missione di salvare vite nelle emergenze e di cambiare la vita a milioni di persone attraverso lo sviluppo sostenibile. Il WFP opera in oltre 80 paesi nel mondo, dando cibo a popolazioni che si trovano in situazioni di conflitto e disastri, e gettando le fondamenta per un futuro migliore.

Dichiarazioni previsionali
Questo comunicato stampa contiene dichiarazioni previsionali. Non si deve fare indebito affidamento su queste dichiarazioni perché sono soggette a numerose incertezze e fattori relativi alle operazioni e al contesto imprenditoriale dell'azienda, che sono tutti difficili da prevedere e molti sono fuori dal controllo dell'azienda. Le dichiarazioni previsionali includono informazioni riguardanti i possibili o presumibili risultati futuri delle operazioni, comprese le descrizioni della sua strategia aziendale. Queste dichiarazioni spesso includono parole come "potrebbe," "sarà," "dovrebbe," "crede," "prevede," "anticipa," "intende," "pianifica," "stima" o espressioni simili.  Le dichiarazioni previsionali contenute in questo comunicato stampa sono basate su presupposti che l'azienda ha delineato alla luce dell'esperienza di gestione nel settore così come delle sue percezioni di trend storici, condizioni attuali, sviluppi futuri atte! si ed alt ri fattori che ritiene appropriati sotto queste circostanze.  Si deve comprendere che queste dichiarazioni non sono garanzie di performance o di risultati. Esse coinvolgono rischi conosciuti e sconosciuti, incertezze e ipotesi. Sebbene l'azienda creda che queste dichiarazioni previsionali siano fondate su presupposti ragionevoli, bisogna essere consapevoli che molti fattori potrebbero influenzare i suoi reali risultati finanziari o gli esiti delle operazioni e potrebbero far sì che i risultati reali divergano sostanzialmente da quelli contenuti in queste dichiarazioni previsionali.                    

Dinesh Kandiah
VP, Global Communications

Hailee Steinfeld in Michael Kors' Watch Hunger Stop T-Shirt; artwork by Eli Sudbrack


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PRN: ABI Research Analyst Joins RoboBusiness Conference on September 27, 2018 Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:27:56 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

ABI Research Analyst Joins RoboBusiness Conference on September 27, 2018


Rian Whitton to Provide Strategic Guidance as a Keynote Panelist at the RoboBusiness Conference 2018

OYSTER BAY, New York, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 27, 2018, during the RoboBusiness Conference, Rian Whitton, ABI Research's Research Analyst will join the panel discussion:

ABI Research

Addressing the Ethical, Political, And Social Implications of Robotics, AI and Automation
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:00 am PDT

We often hear automation will create a better future while others depict Doomsday. Our panel of experts will address current extreme view points, and share their perspective on the debate:

  • What are the most serious challenges posed by critics of AI and robotics?
  • How should the industry meet theses challenges? Are there strategies needed for the European and Asian markets?
  • Is the U.S government playing a mostly positive or negative role in the arc of the robotics and AI industries?
  • Should the U.S government help U.S companies to crack overseas markets?

To learn more about the session, click here. For more information about the RoboBusiness Conference, click here.

About ABI Research

ABI Research provides strategic guidance for visionaries needing market foresight on the most compelling transformative technologies, which reshape workforces, identify holes in a market, create new business models and drive new revenue streams. ABI's own research visionaries take stances early on those technologies, publishing groundbreaking studies often years ahead of other technology advisory firms. ABI analysts deliver their conclusions and recommendations in easily and quickly absorbed formats to ensure proper context. Our analysts strategically guide visionaries to take action now and inspire their business to realize a bigger picture. For more information about ABI Research's forecasting, consulting and teardown services, visionaries can contact us at +1.516.624.2500 in the Americas, +44.203.326.0140 in Europe, +65.6592.0290 in Asia-Pacific or visit

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PRN: Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Indigenous Culture With Dazzling Fancy Dance Coloured Silver Coin Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:40:55 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Royal Canadian Mint Celebrates Indigenous Culture With Dazzling Fancy Dance Coloured Silver Coin


MONTREAL, September 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The Royal Canadian Mint has joined McGill University's First Peoples' House 17th Annual Pow Wow to unveil a vividly coloured silver collector coin celebrating the spectacular pageantry of the Fancy Dance, a modern Indigenous art form that is a powerful and captivating expression of Indigenous pride and heritage.

"This land's cultural heritage began with the art, music, dance, and traditions of Indigenous peoples, and it is exciting to see these traditions reflected in a new coin from the Royal Canadian Mint," said Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for Crown-Indigenous Relations, who attended the coin's unveiling. "As we work toward meaningful reconciliation and a future where all Indigenous peoples have a real and fair chance at success, the inspiring design of the Mint's Fancy Dance coin reminds us of the importance of recognizing and celebrating Indigenous traditions."

"The Royal Canadian Mint prides itself on telling the fascinating story of Canada through coins and celebrating First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures is fundamental to achieving that goal," said Jennifer Camelon, Interim President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. "Our beautifully coloured coin celebrating the dazzling art of the Fancy Dance is yet another opportunity for Indigenous artists from across Canada to share their talent, traditions and cultures.

The reverse image by Kanien'kehá:ka artist Garrison Garrow captures the fast-paced energy of a modern pow wow dance style: the Fancy Dance. A male dancer dominates the reverse, where finely detailed engraving adds a sense of energetic movement while an application of colour highlights the intricate nature of his regalia. From the Thunderbird of the Plains peoples to the Iroquois design on the apron, the array of motifs, textures and traditional elements (including the sacred eagle feathers) strongly evokes the pow wow's cultural importance. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Limited to a world-wide mintage of 3,500, this 2 oz. fine silver coin retails for $189.95 CAD and can be ordered as of today by directly contacting the Royal Canadian Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, 1-800-268-6468 in the US, or online at  It will also be available at the Royal Canadian Mint's boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, at participating Canada Post outlets, and through the Mint's global network of dealers and distributors as of October 2, 2018.  

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit

Images of this coin are available at: 

Media are asked to contact: Alex Reeves, Senior Advisor, External Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, Tel: +1(613)949-5777,

Company Codes: Toronto:MNT
PRN: La Royal Canadian Mint celebra la cultura indigena con la Fancy Dance, splendida moneta d'argento dai colori brillanti Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:40:30 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

La Royal Canadian Mint celebra la cultura indigena con la Fancy Dance, splendida moneta d'argento dai colori brillanti


MONTREAL, September 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

La Royal Canadian Mint (Zecca Reale Canadese) si è unita al 17° Powwow annuale della McGill University's First Peoples' House per presentare una moneta d'argento da collezione dai colori brillanti che celebra lo spettacolo sfarzoso della Fancy Dance, una moderna forma di arte indigena, che è anche un'espressione forte e coinvolgente dell'orgoglio e della tradizione culturale dei nativi d'America.

"La tradizione culturale di questa terra è iniziata con l'arte, la musica, la danza e le tradizioni delle popolazioni indigene, ed è straordinario vedere ora queste tradizioni immortalate su una nuova moneta emessa dalla Royal Canadian Mint", ha affermato Marc Miller, Segretario parlamentare per le Relazioni tra la Corona e le popolazioni indigene, in occasione della presentazione della moneta. "Mentre siamo impegnati verso una sostanziale riconciliazione e un futuro in cui tutte le popolazioni indigene possano avere una possibilità concreta ed equa di successo, lo splendido ed emozionante disegno della Fancy Dance della Zecca, ci ricorda l'importanza di riconoscere e celebrare le tradizioni indigene".

"La Royal Canadian Mint è fiera di raccontare l'affascinante storia del Canada attraverso le sue monete. In tal senso è fondamentale celebrare le Prime Nazioni, le culture inuit e métis," ha commentato Jennifer Camelon, Presidente ad interim e CEO della Royal Canadian Mint. "La nostra moneta, splendidamente colorata, che celebra l'arte sfarzosa della Fancy Dance, rappresenta un'ulteriore opportunità per gli artisti indigeni provenienti da tutto il Canada di condividere il proprio talento, le proprie tradizioni e culture.

L'immagine sul retro dell'artista Garrison Garrow, della tribù Kanien'kehá:ka, cattura l'energia e il ritmo serrato di una danza in stile Powwow: la Fancy Dance. Un ballerino domina la moneta, dove dettagli finemente incisi trasmettono energia e movimento, mentre i colori sapientemente applicati sottolineano la complessa natura del suo costume tradizionale e dei suoi ornamenti. Dai popoli dell'Uccello del Tuono delle Pianure, al disegno irochese del grembiule, i diversi motivi, le texture e gli elementi tradizionali (incluse le piume dell'aquila sacra) evocano prepotentemente l'importanza culturale del Powwow. Il fronte ritrae l'effige di Sua Maestà la Regina Elisabetta II, opera di Susanna Blunt.

Con un conio limitato a 3.500 esemplari nel mondo, questa raffinata moneta in argento da 2 once è in vendita a 189,95 dollari canadesi e si può ordinare, a partire da oggi, contattando la Royal Canadian Mint al numero 1-800-267-1871 in Canada, allo 1-800-268-6468 negli USA, oppure online su Sarà possibile acquistarla anche presso i negozi della Royal Canadian Mint a Ottawa e Winnipeg, nei punti vendita aderenti delle Poste Canadesi, e tramite la rete globale di rivenditori e distributori della Zecca a partire dal 2 ottobre 2018.  

Royal Canadian Mint
La Royal Canadian Mint è l'organismo della Corona autorizzato a coniare e distribuire le monete in circolazione del Canada. Azienda certificata ISO 9001-2008, la Royal Canadian Mint è riconosciuta essere una delle zecche più versatili al mondo, che offre una vasta gamma di prodotti di conio specializzati, di alta qualità, e i relativi servizi su scala internazionale. Per maggiori informazioni sulla Royal Canadian Mint, sui suoi prodotti e servizi, visitare il sito

Le immagini della moneta sono disponibili su: 

Contatto per i media: Alex Reeves, Senior Advisor, External Communications, Royal Canadian Mint, Tel: +1(613)949-5777,

Company Codes: Toronto:MNT
PRN: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation 1st Arab Organisation Named 'Knowledge Partner' by UN Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:03:54 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation 1st Arab Organisation Named 'Knowledge Partner' by UN


NEW YORK, September 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Ceremony took place on the sidelines of the General Assembly's meeting 

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has honoured the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) as a "Knowledge Partner" on the sidelines of the General Assembly's meeting in New York City.

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Honouring the Foundation marks 10 years of partnership with the UNDP and the first time any Arab organisation is named "Knowledge Partner". It recognises MBRF's many initiatives, most notably, the first Global Knowledge Index covering 131 countries, whose results were announced at the Knowledge Summit 2017.

MBRF's CEO H.E. Jamal bin Huwaireb attended the ceremony, representing H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Foundation's Chairman, along with UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner; H.E. Saud Al Shamsi, UAE's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN; and H.E. Mourad Wahba, UNDP's Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director for the Regional Bureau for Arab States.

H.E. bin Huwaireb underlined the strong partnership that has brought MBRF together with the UNDP for a decade, asserting that the collaboration was "guided by the vision of the UAE's leadership, who has long advocated both local and international partnerships to build knowledge societies founded on sustainability and investment in human capital."

H.E.'s speech highlighted the major milestones achieved during the decade-long partnership, namely: "Launching three Knowledge Reports since 2009 to study the realities of knowledge in the Arab world and the youth's role in its production, dissemination and localisation."

The MBRF CEO went on to cite the 2015 launch of the Arab Knowledge Index and Knowledge4All electronic platform, as well as the 2016 inauguration of the Arab Reading Index which "succeeded in systematically debunking misconceptions about reading in the Arab world," H.E. said, noting that the partnership began expanding beyond the Arab region in 2017 with the Global Knowledge Index.

For his part, Achim Steiner said that investing in knowledge should be a priority for any country trying to achieve the ambitious Vision 2030, noting that the MBRF-UNDP partnership is rooted in a shared vision centred around knowledge as a tool for sustainable development.

Meanwhile, Saud Al Shamsi noted that knowledge is the main engine for employment and economic growth. "The Global Knowledge Index offers a roadmap for reforms and investment in many sectors - from school enrolment to labour," he concluded.

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PRN: Elton John And Universal Music Group Strike Global Partnership Across Recorded Music, Music Publishing, Merchandise, Brand Management And Licensing Rights Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:40:25 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Elton John And Universal Music Group Strike Global Partnership Across Recorded Music, Music Publishing, Merchandise, Brand Management And Licensing Rights


All of Elton John's new music for the rest of his recording career will be released through Universal Music Group

LONDON and SANTA MONICA, California, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocket Entertainment and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a significant new agreement to provide Elton John, one of music's most iconic artists and the most successful male solo artist in US Billboard chart history, the industry's best resources and expertise across recorded music, music publishing and licensing rights. This partnership not only means that UMG represents the entirety of Elton John's legendary creative output throughout his extraordinary five-decade career, but also will see UMG's labels globally release all of Elton John's new music for the rest of his career going forward.

The multi-faceted agreement marks the beginning of a new era of expanded collaboration between Elton John and UMG and significantly expands their global business partnership. The long-term commitment also includes the publishing rights to his iconic song writing catalogue to be administrated by Universal Music Publishing Group long into the future. Bravado, UMG's brand-management and merchandise company, will work closely with Rocket to expand and develop global merchandising, branding and retail licensing opportunities around Elton's Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour and catalogue.

In making the announcement Elton John said: "In UMG we've got the perfect partners to support all aspects of my creative endeavours. Lucian, Jody, David and the UMG family share the values that we hold dear - nurturing artistry, restless creativity and innovation. I'm proud and delighted to have them stand alongside me as I embark on the next phase of my career"

Working with David Furnish, CEO of Rocket Entertainment, UMG will leverage its unique combination of global reach, creative and commercial expertise, and renowned marketing and promotional support to ensure Elton John's current releases, alongside his rich songwriting and recorded music catalogues, are continually introduced to new generations of fans, and that his music's cultural impact expands through innovative campaigns in countries around the world.

David Furnish, CEO of Rocket Entertainment, said: "During the time I've been CEO of Rocket our relationship with Universal has gone from strength to strength. Sir Lucian Grainge, Jody Gerson, David Joseph and their teams' vision to bring Elton into the digital / streaming age and make his catalogue relevant to a younger generation is in perfect tandem with everything we strive to do day in, day out at Rocket. Elton's hunger and desire to push himself creatively and collaborate with the best, most exciting creatives in the world is as great as ever, and Universal fully shares our vision to keep Elton at the forefront of popular culture."

Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music Group, said: "Elton John is a creative cornerstone of UMG, which has been his home since his earliest days at MCA Records. In parallel with Elton's stratospheric rise as an artist, UMG has evolved from a 'label' and 'publisher' into a broad-based global media and entertainment company that is positioned to work at a far higher level and with greater impact with an artist of Elton's caliber. As he embarks on his monumental Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, we are excited for our entire global organization to stand alongside him, working hand in hand with David and his team at Rocket to ensure that his music continues to inspire and entertain audiences around the world for generations to come."

Jody Gerson, UMPG's Chairman & CEO, said: "Elton is a musical genius and simply one of the most talented songwriters in history. As we proudly continue our partnership together, UMPG remains deeply committed to growing the legacy of his legendary catalog and supporting future projects. As the influence of his music thrives through generations, Elton continues to be a timeless source of inspiration for songwriters and fans alike."

David Joseph, Chairman & CEO of Universal Music UK, said: "We adore working with Elton, naturally because he's one of the greatest artists in the world with songs which connect with every generation, but also for his unrivalled support and championing of new artists. Since David became CEO of Rocket, he's brought a new energy and perspective which has made our partnership more ambitious, innovative and collaborative than it has ever been."

Mat Vlasic, CEO of Bravado, said: "Bravado sits at the crossroads of music and fashion and we are constantly pushing the limits of what we can do for our artists. It's an honor to work with Elton- a legendary icon who continues to brilliantly weave music and fashion together while constantly elevating his aesthetic to new heights. His influence on fashion has not only inspired designers around the world, including our own, but he has empowered generations of fans to take license with their own freedom of expression, something that I have always admired and greatly appreciated. We are excited to create something that celebrates his legacy and that his fans will treasure for years to come."

Since becoming CEO of Rocket Entertainment in 2015, Furnish has fostered an ever-closer working partnership with UMG. Together, they have focused on growing Elton John's presence on streaming services and social media platforms to support a broader strategy in touring, branding and licensing. A strategically planned series of initiatives across the fields of recorded and live music, fashion, film and video have ensured that not only does Elton's oeuvre continue to find new fans, but his continuous creative output has remained exciting and relevant across the generations.

Some of the world's biggest and most exciting artists from a wide-range of genres joined together to pay homage to cover versions of songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, resulting in two albums released in April: Revamp (Virgin EMI/Island Records) and the country music companion Restoration (MCA Nashville). Miley Cyrus to The Killers, Little Big Town to Maren Morris, Q-Tip to Lady Gaga, Chris Stapleton to Kacey Musgraves, Ed Sheeran to Queens Of The Stone Age contributed recordings to the albums. Revamp reached No. 2 in the U.K. Compilation Charts, educating a new generation of fans to the influence and inspiration that Elton has had on various genres leading lights.

Also, in April, CBS aired the concert special "Elton John: I'm Still Standing â€�” A GRAMMY Salute," featuring performances from Elton John and artists including Alessia Cara, Lady Gaga, Shawn Mendes and Sam Smith covering some of his most-loved hit songs. Elton John was named the top-performing solo male artist in the 60-year history of the Billboard Hot 100, with 67 chart entries between 1970 and 2000, including nine No. 1 songs and 27 than landed in the top 10.

November 2017 saw the release of Diamonds, a career-spanning Greatest Hits set. Timed to coincide with Elton's 70th birthday, as well as the anniversary of his 50th year working with his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, a sustained period of celebratory activity surrounded the release, including an ITV1 90-minute prime-time special and a Radio 2 special in the U.K., where the album was certified twice Gold and reached the Top 5 of the U.K. Album Charts upon release.

This year has seen the live side of Elton John's business pushed to ever greater heights. The announcement of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour was a VR extravaganza that transported attending media- and fans around the world watching on YouTube - through the defining moments of Elton's illustrious performance career. The tour, which kicked off earlier this month in Allentown, Pennsylvania marks the Elton John's goodbye to the road, drawing the curtain on a career that has broken records and redefined the parameters of live music. The U.S. dates became the fast selling American Express presale of all time, selling 450,000 tickets on first day, and 76 of the dates sold out instantly. The tour will take in over 300 shows over three years, and it's projected to see Elton perform in front of 6 million to 7 million people.

Elton continues to impact the world of fashion and will work with Bravado to create an inspired line of merchandise for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Bravado will oversee worldwide tour and retail merchandise, brand partnerships, licensing and direct-to-consumer sales along with activations planned in cities throughout the tour. Elton's iconic presence in fashion and design was felt last year as Gucci unveiled their Spring Summer 2018 collection. Designed by Alessandro Michele and inspired by Elton's inimitable style, the collection referenced original items taken from his archives. Gucci has also designed Elton's wardrobe for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, threading the various style elements that make up the superstar's DNA.

Elton also appeared as himself in a critically lauded, hilariously tongue-in-cheek role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and his songs soundtrack Sherlock Gnomes. Staying within the visual medium, last year also saw Elton and Bernie launch The Cut, a project allowing undiscovered creative talent from all over the world the chance to create the official music videos for some of their most iconic songs: "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer" and "Bennie And The Jets," each winning video attracting millions upon millions of views. The Cut, which was supported by YouTube, helped build a dialogue with Elton's younger fanbase and exposed Elton's catalogue to a creative, youth-orientated audience, allowing new and emerging talent to produce the first-ever official videos for some of Elton's classic tracks from before the commercial music video-era.

Elton's regular Beats 1 Rocket Hour show on Apple Music also reinforces his unsurpassed reputation as a connoisseur of pop and a supporter of new and emerging talent. Having recently transmitted it's 150th episode, Elton has now presented more shows for Beats 1 than any of the other regular presenters.

As Elton's globally anticipated Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour gets underway in the U.S., the next phase of the icon's unparalleled career will continue to push the boundaries and define the meaning of the term global Superstar. With the path of his future recording career now set in stone with UMG, and under Rocket Entertainment's stewardship, Elton John defines pop culture in the 21st Century.

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About Elton John
Elton's career achievements to date are unsurpassed in their breadth and longevity. Elton is one of the top-selling solo artists of all time, with 38 gold records and 31 platinum and multi-platinum albums, over 50 Top 40 hits, and he has sold more than 300 million records worldwide. He holds the record for the biggest-selling single of all time, "Candle in the Wind 1997," which sold over 33 million copies. 'Diamonds' the Ultimate Greatest Hits album, reached the Top 5 of the U.K. album charts on its release in November 2017, becoming Elton's 40th U.K. Top 40 album in the process, reaching Gold status before the end of the year. This release celebrated 50 years of his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin. August 2018 saw Elton named as the most successful male solo artist in Billboard Hot 100 chart his! tory, hav ing logged 67 entries, including nine No. 1s and 27 Top 10s. He has also written the music for stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida, and The Lion King, which was named the highest-grossing stage show or film release in the world. To date, Elton has delivered more than 4,000 performances in more than 80 countries since launching his first tour in 1970. Among the many awards and honours bestowed upon him are 5 GRAMMYs including a GRAMMY Legend award, a Tony and an Oscar, a Best British Male Artist BRIT Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Kennedy Center Honors, Legend of Live Award, 13 Ivor Novello Awards and a knighthood from HM Queen Elizabeth II for "services to music and charitable services." In January 2018, he received the Crystal Award for this lon! g-standin g fight against HIV/AIDS at the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 1992, Elton established the Elton John AIDS Foundation, which today is one of the leading non-profit HIV/AIDS organizations and has raised over $400 million to date in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. Featuring the most comprehensive catalog of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Universal Music Group is a Vivendi company. Find out more at:

About Universal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is a leading global music publisher with 44 offices in 37 countries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, UMPG represents music across every genre from some of the world's most important songwriters and catalogs. These include ABBA, Adele, Jhené Aiko, Alabama Shakes, Alex Da Kid, Axwell & Ingrosso, J Balvin, Bastille, Beach Boys, Beastie Boys, Bee Gees, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Jeff Bhasker, Justin Bieber, Benny Blanco, Chris Brown, Kane Brown, Mariah Carey, Michael Chabon, Desmond Child, The Clash, Col! dplay, J. Cole, Elvis Costello, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Alexandre Desplat, Neil Diamond, Disclosure, Dua Lipa, Danny Elfman, Eminem, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Florence + the Machine, Future, Martin Garrix, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Al Green, HAIM, Halsey, Emile Haynie, Jimi Hendrix, Don Henley, Kacy Hill, Hit-Boy, Sam Hunt, Imagine Dragons, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jeremih, Tobias Jesso Jr., Billy Joel, Elton Jo! hn /Bernie Taupin, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Lil Yachty, Linkin Park, Demi Lovato, the Mamas & the Papas, Steve Mac, Maroon 5, Shawn Mendes, Metro Boomin, Miguel, Nicki Minaj, Stephan Moccio, Mumford & Sons, Jimmy Napes, Randy Newman, New Order, Ne-Yo, Pearl Jam, Rudy Perez, Post Malone, Otis Redding, R.E.M., Rex Orange County, Carole Bayer Sager, Gustavo Santaolalla, Sex Pistols, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Britney Spears, Bruce Springsteen, Stax (East Memphis Music), Harr y Styles, SZA, Shania Twain, Justin Timberlake, U2, Keith Urban, Troy Verges, Diane Warren, Jack White, Zedd and many more.

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PRN: Revival of Silk Road Spirit in Xi'An as Ancient Chinese City Hosts Sino-French Culture Forum Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:28:53 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Revival of Silk Road Spirit in Xi'An as Ancient Chinese City Hosts Sino-French Culture Forum


XI'AN, China, Sep. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi'an, the 3,100-year-old Chinese city known for its Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, has hosted the Sino-French Culture Forum, marking another step in China's efforts to bridge East and West in a spiritual revival of the city's legend as the starting point of the ancient Silk Road.

Revival of Silk Road Spirit in Xi’An as Ancient Chinese City Hosts Sino-French Culture Forum.

The forum, held from September 17-20 in the capital city of China's western Shaanxi province, was a feast of ideas for the world's top experts and academicians in the fields of culture, music, architecture and design. During the event, participants savored the past, contemplated the present, and looked into the future as they discussed a variety of topics, ranging from heritage protection and historical research, to cultural preservation and urban devel! opment.</ p>

"Communication and exchanges between different civilizations is an inevitable part of human development and progression," Chen Zhu, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, said at the Sino-French Cultural Forum. "The ancient Silk Road paved the way for the integration of world civilizations, and today's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the modern-day reincarnation of the Silk Road spirit. I hope that the peoples of China and France can tap into the huge potential of their respective cultural heritage to jointly create a better tomorrow for the entire human race."

The four-day forum put Xi'an into the global spotlight, presenting to the world the enduring glamour of a Chinese city which stands in the ranks of Rome, Athens and Cairo as the cradles of human civilization.

The theme of the forum centered around the BRI, China's modern Silk Road project which aims to link China with Eurasian countries via a series of infrastructure projects that follow ancient trade routes.

There's not a better place to start the discourse on museums than Xi'an, a city dubbed "China's Outdoor Museum," and the forum attracted curators from top museums in Europe and China, including the Musée des Confluences, the Musée Rodin, the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the Palace Museum and the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum.

Also at the forum, dignitaries including Wu Weishan, renowned sculptor and curator of the National Art Museum of China, and world famous architect Paul Andreu exchanged ideas on various topics such as engineering, painting and art.

The forum attracted participants from many cities, including China's Suzhou, Zhuhai and Quanzhou, as well as Nice, Tours, Saint-Étienne, Angoulême and Lyon of France.

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The capital of China's western Shaanxi province, Xi'an is an international tourist destination with its over 3,000 years of history and world-renowned attractions such as the Terracotta Warriors and Horses and its ancient City Wall. The city, dubbed "China's Outdoor Museum," was the starting point of the Silk Road, an ancient network of trade routes formally established during China's Han Dynasty that linked the East and the West through commerce.

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PRN: Smart Homes Market to Reach US$ 97.61 Billion by 2025: Transparency Market Research Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:10:23 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Smart Homes Market to Reach US$ 97.61 Billion by 2025: Transparency Market Research


ALBANY, New York, September 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The global smart homes market was evaluated at around worth of US$30.02 bn in 2016. Propelling at a significant CAGR of 14.6% within the forecast period from 2017 to 2025, the open door in this market is probably going to contact US$ 97.61 bn before the finish of 2025. The requirement for smart home machines will pick up pace, as buyers understand the significance and in addition advantages of introducing energy saving product at home. North America has developed as the main regional market for smart homes, representing a share of 38.7% in the global. These mentioned regions show a more prominent development for smart home machines, contrasted with different regions and keep being at the market's fore through the coming years. In North America, the smart! home mar ket is additionally profiting by the rising interest for healthcare services.

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According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), report has informed of a decently competitive scene, which can be credited to a bunch of players associated with the value chain. That being stated, the number of players is likely to surge up rapidly in future, attributable to the high scope of profit in the sector. To keep up their thin position of quality, entrenched players, for example, Johnson Controls, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Schneider Electric SE, Siemens AG, and ABB Ltd. are estimated to reliably enhance their product portfolio and additionally enjoy mergers and acquisitions activities. Moreover, unmistakable organizations are additionally concentrating on conceiving altered answers for various fragments of end clients.

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Rising Disposable income to Fuel Demand in Smart Home Market 

The global connected home market is ready to flood exponentially in the coming years. Other than the increase in disposable income in the purchasers, the Smart Homes market is expected to profit by the expanding usage of internet around the world. Besides, the ongoing headways in the Internet of Things (IoT) that brought about value drops in sensors and processors will urge makers to advance robotization in the household unit part. Over the most recent couple of years, the world saw huge rise in Wi-Fi get to encouraged by development in IoT administrations. As these gadgets work through remote availability, the smart home market will be impressively encouraged by the advent of rapid web. In addition, the multiplication of Wi-Fi network in the household unit segment, is foreseen to help in the development of the global smart homes market.

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Other than these, the surging demand for smart home machines will pick up pace, as buyers understand the significance and advantages of introducing energy proficient items at home. For example, shoppers can lessen the usage of energy by methods of scheduling program, and for temperature settings. Smart indoor regulators that are connected to home Wi-Fi systems accompanies simple to utilize applications and can be controlled remotely. Regardless of these demand, the proceeding with danger of security breaches on cloud is a key obstruction for the Smart Homes market.

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This analysis is based on a recent market research report by Transparency Market Research, titled, "Smart Homes Market (Application - Lighting Control, Security and Access Control, HVAC Control, and Entertainment Control) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025."

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  1. The surging demand for smart home machines will pick up pace, as buyers understand the significance and advantages of introducing energy proficient items at home.
  2. The increase in disposable income in the purchasers, the Smart Homes market is expected to profit by the expanding usage of internet around the world.

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Key Segments of the Global Smart Homes Market 

Smart Homes Market: By Application 

  • Lighting Control
  • Security and Access Control
  • HVAC Control
  • Entertainment Control
  • Others

Smart Homes Market: By Region and Country 

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • U.A.E.
    • Rest of MEA
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America

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PRN: Yard Force® AMIRO City Mower is Released this Autumn, Helping Users Easily Maintain Gardens and Improve Lifestyles Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:23:01 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Yard Force® AMIRO City Mower is Released this Autumn, Helping Users Easily Maintain Gardens and Improve Lifestyles


COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gardens are an integral part of modern lifestyle. Outdoor space is special, where people frequently retreat to relax and enjoy themselves together with family and friends. People all admire well-manicured gardens with perfect lawns and carefully tended flower beds.

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Yard Force® AMIRO City Mower, specially designed for city and smaller suburban gardens, is being released this autumn. With numerous features and an affordable price, people can simply install their AMIRO robotic mower in the garden and enjoy their free time. It makes life easier for busy people to enjoy precious time doing the things that matter most.

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People live their lives at a fast pace whether in busy cities or towns where space is a premium.

The latest reports from research institutions for Europe, indicate that over 70% of gardens in Germany are less than 400 sqm in size, and in the United Kingdom, over 90% of the newly built homes have smaller gardens under 400sqm. However, the look and feel of a garden is very important. The lawn has to look pristine at all times, and this can be an issue when people don't have enough time to maintain the garden. Finding the right tool to make life easier is therefore very important.

Walk-behind lawn mowers are one option. Lawn mowers powered by petrol engines or electric motors, with around 32cm cutting width, and self-propelled functioning enable people to mow the lawn in a short time.

Mowing the lawn in the traditional way can be enjoyable but also very tedious, and people may even upset the neighbours at times with the loud noise of the mower especially on a weekend morning.

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Yard Force® AMIRO City Mower series has an 16cm cutting width, 20V/2.0 Ah battery and continuous running time of 60 minutes, 30% slope capacity, and quiet mowing day and night, a perfect solution for the smaller gardens.

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PRN: 'Olive Oil World Tour' Lands in China With the Help of Olive Oils From Spain and the European Union Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:20:05 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

'Olive Oil World Tour' Lands in China With the Help of Olive Oils From Spain and the European Union


BEIJING, September 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

  • The consumption of olive oils has grown faster in China than the rest of the world    

Olive Oils From Spain, in collaboration with the European Union, held a press conference today in Beijing, where they presented their new promotional campaign for the Chinese market. 

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Teresa Pérez, manager of the Spanish Olive Oil Interprofessional, has presented this ambitious promotional initiative in which the well-known influencer Da Xiong, reference gastronomic columnist, participated.

The campaign will be deployed in airports, train stations and shopping centers. Olive Oil World Tour will install an innovative space in which the public will be able to discover everything about Olive Oils and where the information will coexist with a complete sensory experience: the Olive Oil Lounge.

Throughout its three years of life, the Olive Oil World Tour will develop various performances with the aim of getting its target to become fans of Olive Oils. Thus, the image and campaign messages will be included in the information media of the leading airlines of the Asian continent.

In addition, a multi-channel online strategy introduces Olive Oils in travelers' mobile phones. The website and WeChat make all the information about this unique food accessible from any terminal.

This initiative is part of a global promotion strategy with actions in Europe and the United States. Campaigns under the motto "Let's Make a Tastier World" will invite you consumers to discover the benefits of Olive Oils.

Teresa Pérez highlighted the collaboration with the European Union: "It is the first time that a program of this scale has been launched and will allow us to transmit the benefits of Olive Oil throughout the world, bringing us closer to the travelers of the 21st century."

93% of all olive oils consumed in China come from the European Union. Spain exported about 80% of the Olive Oils consumed in China in 2017 -- a market that has multiplied more than 500 times in two decades.



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PRN: MobiLock Pro Launches Eva Communication Suite Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:10:32 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

MobiLock Pro Launches Eva Communication Suite


PUNE, India, September 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

ProMobi Technologies today announced the launch of Eva Communication Suite for its Mobile Device Management Solution, MobiLock Pro.

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Eva Communication Suite unifies the way businesses communicate with their field force. It enables seamless but highly controlled communication through a single application across the organization. The suite has powerful features like Business Messenger with VoIP Calling, Contacts & Call Management and Account Notifications.

Eva Communication Suite empowers one with the following features:

  1. Two-way chat between the device user and account administrator
  2. VoIP Calling
  3. Block Incoming/Outgoing Calls
  4. Set Contact Specific Calling Restrictions
  5. Powerful Contact Management
  6. Maintain Unified Contacts List across your organization
  7. Custom Dialer with Enhanced Controls
  8. Real-time Account Activity Notifications & Alerts

"At MobiLock we constantly try to see how we can add value to our core offering of managing devices. In our constant engagement with our clients, we realized one of the primary challenges is to streamline intra-organizational Communication and Call management. Eva Messenger with the Notification Bot was the first step to solve the communication problem. Today, we are happy to introduce Eva Phone, which addresses the Call & Contact management challenges. With this addition, an organization can have unified contact lists across all MobiLock managed Android devices and control outgoing and incoming calls at a very granular level. Eva Phone helps reduce the overall cellular costs of the organization by a great margin and streamlines your voice call traffic. We are excited to position Eva as a Communication suite, that lets you leverage the power of your managed devices," said Chetan Sawant, Director - Mobile En! gineering of ProMobi Technologies.

For more information about Eva Communication Suite or to request an evaluation, please visit:

About ProMobi Technologies:  

ProMobi Technologies provides a leading Mobile Device Management Solution under the brand MobiLock Pro. The solution securely manages the enterprise devices, apps, and content. It focuses on corporate-owned mobile devices used by employees, tablet-based interactive kiosks, mobile point of sale (mPOS) and digital signages. Renowned organizations from startups to Fortune 500 trust MobiLock Pro for their Device Management.

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PRN: Belvedere Vodka Opens Its Distillery Doors for Fourth Edition of LVMH's "Le Journée Particuliéres" Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:40:16 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Belvedere Vodka Opens Its Distillery Doors for Fourth Edition of LVMH's "Le Journée Particuliéres"


ŻYRARDÃ�“W, Poland, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Belvedere Vodka will take part in the fourth edition of Le Journée Particuliéres by LVMH, a bi-annual event created at the initiative of Antoine Arnault, taking place October 12-14th, 2018. Centered on showcasing the savoir-faire and creativity of the artisans behind LVMH's businesses, the campaign invites the public across four continents to experience a behind-the-scenes look at the unique architectural and cultural heritage of over 56 Maisons.

The Polish distillery where Belvedere Vodka is produced, Polmos Żyrardów, has designed an exciting and unique experience for the three-day affair. Distillery experts will lead 90-minute sensorial tours that take guests on rarely-seen journey of the process of making Belvedere Vodka, including a presentation of the production process and four production areas, an interactive olfactory demonstration of the house's all-natural flavor essences, and a view into the final touches from bottling to seal. Finally, there will be a surprise! tasting opportunity for guests showcasing a new innovation from Belvedere that is redefining the vodka category.

"We welcome the opportunity to offer a peak behind the scenes to our guests, and not only share the incredible history of our distillery and our product, but also convey how truly natural the production process is," said Rodney Williams, president of Belvedere Vodka. "The Journée Particuliéres program is a wonderful way to showcase our commitment to craftsmanship with our community."

This year marking its 108th anniversary, Polmos Żyrardów is one of the world's longest continuously operating Polish distilleries, that has been making vodka since 1910. It recently became the first spirits distillery to receive a grant from the European Union to further its sustainability leadership. Overall, Belvedere has been able to reduce CO2 emissions by 42% since 2012 and over the next three years hopes to cut emissions even further by 80%, becoming one of the greenest distilleries in the world.

Belvedere has an established history of supporting the Polish community with sustainability initiatives. It co-founded the Foundation for Local Environmental Protection, and only sources its Polska Rye grains locally, working to nurture long-term relationships with Polish agricultural partners. It also started the Raw Spirit Program, launched in partnership with agricultural producers to promote the sustainable growth of Polska Rye.

Today, Belvedere raises a glass in celebration of the outstanding Journée Particuliéres program and welcomes its guests!

From October 12th to 14th. By registration only. Limited number of participants.
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Produced in the one of the world's longest continuously operating Polish distilleries that has been making vodka since 1910, Belvedere was the first to generate a new standard of excellence by establishing the super- premium vodka category. Today, Belvedere's distinctive taste and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discriminating vodka enthusiasts who appreciate its dynamic and complex character. Crafted using only superior grade Polska rye and water from its own local pristine source, Belvedere is all natural, contains no additives and no added sugar, and is produced in accordance with the legal requirements of Polska Vodka. Its taste profile is structured, elegant and balanced, with a subtle sweetness, rich mouthfeel and smooth, clean finish. For more information visit

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in Wines and Spirits by a portfolio of brands that includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d'Yquem, Domaine du Clos des Lambrays, Château Cheval Blanc, Colgin Cellars, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Woodinville, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Cape Mentelle, Newton, Bodega Numanthia and Ao Yun. Its Fashion and Leather Goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior Couture, Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Loro Piana and RIMOWA. LVMH is present in the Perfumes and Cosmetics ! sector wi th Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, Perfumes Loewe, BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma, Fresh, Kat Von D and Maison Francis Kurkdjian. LVMH's Watches and Jewelry division comprises Bvlgari, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Dior Watches, Zenith, Fred and Hublot. LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well as in other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, La Samaritaine, Royal Van Lent and Cheval Blanc hotels.

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PRN: MIFF 2019 Presents "Muar: Furniture City of Malaysia" to the World Fri, 21 Sep 2018 07:10:36 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

MIFF 2019 Presents "Muar: Furniture City of Malaysia" to the World


Celebrating 25 years of global furniture trade

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Muar, recently declared the "Furniture City of Malaysia" by the government, will take centre stage at Southeast Asia's largest industry show next year when the annual Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) opens its doors again from March 8-11, 2019.

MIFF expanded 25 % bigger to 100,000sqm in 2018

Fresh from its biggest expansion in 2018, MIFF will celebrate its 25th anniversary sharing the limelight with Muar, the driving force that accounts for 70% of Malaysian furniture exports to over 160 countries including top destinations, the United States, Singapore, Japan, Australia and Britain.

Renowned as a robust global trade show where deals are made, MIFF is the world's largest market place for top quality Malaysian wood and panel furniture, and the largest procurement hub for work place solutions via its MIFF Office segment.

"The Muar factor has been an integral part of MIFF from the very start. As we celebrate our 25th year milestone, it is fitting to pay tribute to the vision and hard-earned reputation of Muar furniture makers who are the trailblazers of Malaysia's rise as a global furniture exporter. This is also an opportune time to reaffirm MIFF's strategic partnership with the Muar Furniture Association (MFA)," said Ms Karen Goi, MIFF General Manager.

Over 200 Muar manufacturers, making up half of Malaysian exhibitors, will converge on the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) and Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). A main cluster will be at the dedicated Muar Hall in MITEC organised by MFA while others will be showcasing in curated zones such as the lifestyle setting designRena, MIFF Office and Sofa Hall.

"MIFF is the best platform to source the latest productions from Muar all under one roof. Whatever type of furniture buyers are looking for is produced in Muar. We are returning in 2019 with even more products and latest collections to max out the display space. The MFA-MIFF strategic partnership has worked very well since 2013. The diversity of international buyers brings real business opportunities to existing and new companies, and this invariably boost Malaysia's furniture exports and expands its global network," said Mr Keh Wee Kiet, MFA President.

Muar was officially accorded "Furniture City of Malaysia" in April 2018. A 400-hectare Muar Furniture Park was launched to be ready in two years to accommodate more factories and expand the industry. To further support the vibrant industry, the government had earlier banned rubberwood exports in July 2017 to help manufacturers access a supply of competitive raw material.  Loan incentives were also introduced to encourage greater automation to speed up production, quality and efficiency.

Muar's furniture heritage traces its roots back to the early 80s and the small town rose above itself to transform into a competitive global player with 700 factories and shipping 6,000 - 7,000 containers overseas each month.

MIFF 2019 will feature an estimated 650 suppliers from Malaysia and other top Asian furniture producers. Buyers will likely need to spend more time to explore the range of new products and network with more suppliers expected.  

In 2018, the show expanded 25% to 100,000 sqm. It attracted 625 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from 134 countries, recorded orders worth US$984 million.

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Notes to Editors

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MIFF is organised by UBM Malaysia, a member of UBM Asia, which recently became part of Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world.

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PRN: Frost & Sullivan: Suppliers of Sustainable Water-based Decorative Coatings Gain Ground on Solvent-based Paint Suppliers Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:58:49 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Frost & Sullivan: Suppliers of Sustainable Water-based Decorative Coatings Gain Ground on Solvent-based Paint Suppliers


Construction boom in Southeast Asia to drive the US$4.8 billion market towards US$7.3 billion by 2022 

SINGAPORE, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental laws mandating lower levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paints have dampened the demand for solvent-based coatings, and opened up the market for water-based decorative coatings. Manufacturers are responding to consumers' rising environment consciousness by developing sustainable high-solid products and low-VOC technologies having properties such as high coverage, ease of application, and fast drying. Partnerships with raw material manufacturers will further help them formulate innovative coating products that can lower energy, labor, and overall coating system costs for customers.

"The use of flexible raw materials will enable water-based coatings manufacturers to achieve optimum balance in terms of film formation, hardness, and block resistance," said Kaushal Mathur, Principal Consultant, Visionary Science, Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan.

"Similarly, renewable raw materials such as unsaturated vegetable oil are also becoming popular among paint manufacturers looking for less expensive raw material alternatives," he explained.

Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis, Southeast Asian Decorative Coating Market, Forecast to 2022, analyzes the key drivers and restraints, provides revenue forecasts, and presents the factors influencing the growth of the different market segments. It also identifies the leading market participants and offers strategic recommendations to fully explore the market's potential.

For further information on this analysis, please visit:

"The decorative coatings industry is sensitive to gross domestic product (GDP) growth and tends to grow at 1.5 to 2 times the rate of the GDP. Since Southeast Asia is experiencing healthy economic growth, the US$4.8 billion decorative coating market is accelerating towards US$7.3 billion by 2022," noted Mathur.

"The boom in the construction industry and greater urbanization, especially in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, are expected to drive the overall demand for decorative coatings in the region," he added.

Coatings suppliers can best tap revenue and market growth opportunities by:

  • Developing technologically advanced solutions such as integrated paint-and-primer in one, one-coat-hide, and high energy-efficient coatings.
  • Promoting the value of one-hundred-percent solid coatings, which mainly include powder coatings and ultra-violet/electron beam (UV/EB) curable coatings, as they require less storage space than solvent- and water-based coatings.
  • Shifting focus to high-growth markets such as Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Indonesia was the largest market, with shares of 25.4 percent in 2017.
  • Bidding on the large infrastructure projects proposed by governments. For instance, the Philippines government's Build Build Build (BBB) program is likely to generate huge business for the paints and c! oating in dustry.

Southeast Asian Decorative Coating Market, Forecast to 2022 is part of Frost & Sullivan's global Future of Chemicals & Materials in Infrastructure & Mobility Growth Partnership Service program.

About Frost & Sullivan

For over five decades, Frost & Sullivan has become world-renowned for its role in helping investors, corporate leaders and governments navigate economic changes and identify disruptive technologies, Mega Trends, new business models and companies to action, resulting in a continuous flow of growth opportunities to drive future success. Contact us: Start the discussion.

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PRN: Gfinity and Arup Join Forces to Design the World's Most Advanced Integrated Esports Facility Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:40:50 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Gfinity and Arup Join Forces to Design the World's Most Advanced Integrated Esports Facility


LONDON, September 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Gfinity plc (AIM: GFIN) and Ove Arup & Partners Ltd today announce a partnership to design a world-leading integrated eSports facility. The two companies will combine their skills and resources to develop a blueprint for a scalable, specialist playing, watching, training, learning and broadcast facility which will enable gamers of all levels to come together, share experiences and compete. Both companies are confident that their thought leadership and technical expertise in creating the blueprint will lead to an organisation choosing to bring the concept to life, delivering the world's most advanced integrated eSports facility.

The increased interest amongst game publishers, rights holders and sports franchises for dedicated eSports facilities reflects the continued growth in gaming and the explosion of participation in both competitive gaming from the amateur level, usually through online play, through to professional eSports which culminate in live event finals. The global gaming and eSports communities number 1.93 billion and 368 million respectively(i). The number of people competing and watching eSports is growing 17% year on year(ii).

Chris Dite, Ove Arup and Partners Ltd, said: "The latest thinking on integrated eSports facilities is high on the agenda of a number of our largest clients. The focus of the project is to create facilities that exceed the expectations of the professional players, the aspirational professionals, the amateurs who want to compete in a fun, safe environment and the fans who support their teams. No one understands this audience better than Gfinity."

Dite added: "It is not just about the arena where the stars play. It also includes the learning, fitness and nutritional centres that they need to access to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle. The facility will also include residential spaces where thousands of aspirational professionals can come throughout the year to learn their craft. As specialist global leaders in sports architecture and with extensive experience in the field, we look forward to working closely with Gfinity, to achieve the facility of the future."

Garry Cook, Executive Chairman, Gfinity said: "We are delighted to be working with Arup to design the world's most advanced integrated eSports facility. The eSports professional and aspiring amateur learning their craft have similar needs to their counterparts in a host of other sports. Environments that optimise their ability to play and train to their highest potential is the difference between winning and losing."

He added: "We will draw on our experiences of owning and managing Europe's first eSports arena in London and engage with our community, which numbers tens of millions of passionate eSports players and fans, to hear what they have to say. The final design will be informed from the ground up. This is another example that the eSports industry is exciting, growing, full of opportunity and is now."

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About Gfinity 

Gfinity (LON: GFIN) is a world-leading eSports solutions provider. Its business to business platform, "Powered by Gfinity", delivers managed services to game publishers, sports rights holders, commercial partners and media companies. Gfinity creates bespoke solutions, including competitions and industry leading content production, connecting its partners with the eSports community in authentic and innovative ways. Partnerships include EA SPORTS, F1 Esports Series, Halo World Championship and the Forza Racing Championship.

Gfinity connects directly with competitive gaming consumers through its owned competition platform, the "Gfinity Elite Series". The Series enables competitive gamers to be part of the Gfinity community, testing themselves and developing new skills, while providing a pathway for those who aspire to a career in eSports to join a leading professional team. "Gfinity Elite Series" content is distributed through linear and digital channels and is enjoyed by tens of millions of eSports fans around the world.

All Gfinity managed service solutions and owned competitions are underpinned by its proprietary technology platform delivering a level playing field for all competitors and supporting scalable multi-format leagues, ladders and knock out competitions.

More information about Gfinity is available at

About Arup 

Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Working in over 140 countries Arup has more than 14,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants delivering innovative projects across the world with creativity and passion. 

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  1. Newzoo - 2018 global eSports market report
  2. Newzoo - 2018 global eSports market report

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PRN: Smiths Detection secures multiple contracts to deliver enhanced detection solutions and bolster China's security measures Fri, 21 Sep 2018 04:40:49 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Smiths Detection secures multiple contracts to deliver enhanced detection solutions and bolster China's security measures


Smiths Detection expands number of CAAC certified solutions to six, boosting threat detection capabilities in China

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies, today announced a number of recent wins in China, including the sale of 151 IONSCAN 600, which will be deployed across Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, Qingdao Liuting International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport as well as Kunming Changshui, Lijiang, Dehong Mangshi, Pu'er, Wenshan and Cangyuan airports managed by Yunnan Airport Group.

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China is set to become the world's largest aviation market by 2022[1] and the country's outbound travel market is also forecast to continue to grow. By 2030, the number of outbound trips made by Chinese travellers is expected to reach 400 million, and Chinese tourists alone will account for a quarter of international tourism[2]. To ensure adequate support for this growth, airports need to have security solutions that can detect concealed explosives or narcotics effectively, without disrupting passenger flow or experience at checkpoints.

The IONSCAN 600 accurately detects and identifies a wide range of military, commercial and homemade explosives threats, as well as common illegal and controlled narcotics -- all within eight seconds. The portable trace detector was approved for explosives trace detection as part of the passenger and baggage screening process within Chinese airports by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) earlier this February. In addition, IONSCAN 600 was awarded the Gold Award - Special Prize, Country of Honour at the China International Industry Fair in Shanghai in November 2017.

"Airports in China are expected to see a significant rise in passenger throughput and we are honoured to play a role in ensuring the safety of all travellers passing through our partner airports," said Jerome de Chassey, Smiths Detection's Vice President for the Asia Pacific Region. "The CAAC certification of our products is testament to Smiths Detection's expertise in threat detection and our relentless drive to assure the safety of airports in China today through the delivery of high quality and reliable solutions. This certification is important to Smiths Detection as our organisation aims to grow market presence in Asia Pacific including China."

In addition to the IONSCAN 600, the CAAC has recently certified five other Smiths Detection's solutions, a recognition of the high level of performance, reliability and quality of Smiths Detection products. The CAAC-certified products include:

  • CTX 5800™ -- a CT explosives detection system (EDS) that provides high-resolution 3D images for quick and accurate threat detection in space or weight restricted environments.
  • CTX 9800 DSi™ 0.3m/s and CTX 9800 DSi™ 0.5m/s -- an explosives detection system (EDS) that uses a proprietary single X-ray source with dual energy design to provide high-resolution 3D images along with 2D and 3D organic/inorganic material discrimination. These imaging tools enhance the analysis of details and specific structures of suspected threats, allowing for more efficient security decisions to be made on all checked bags and cargo packages.
  • HI-SCAN 6040p-2is HR -- an advanced dual-view X-ray inspection system for the automatic detection of solid and liquid explosives in personal belongings and cabin baggage. It has an ergonomic design that makes it easy for the operator to identify threats on screen.
  • HISCAN 100100Tc-2is -- a dual-angle cargo transportation X-ray machine that can scan from both directions, shortening scanning time while improving detection efficiency, and facilitates the scanning of oversized baggage and heavier cargo.

Smiths Detection has more than 75,000 X-ray systems and over 24,500 explosive trace (ETDs) detectors installed worldwide.

For more information on Smiths Detection's solutions and services, visit

About Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and military markets. With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, we deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics.

Our goal is simple -- to provide security, peace of mind and freedom of movement, upon which the world depends. For more information visit


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