- Comunicati pubblicati - Varie - Comunicati pubblicati - Varie Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:17:17 +0200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.20 ( PRN: TransDigm Group Provides Update on Divestitures Fri, 20 Sep 2019 18:50:08 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

TransDigm Group Provides Update on Divestitures


CLEVELAND, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG), a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, announced today that it has completed the divestiture of its Esterline Interface Technologies (EIT) group of businesses to an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, LP for approximately $190 million.

EIT was acquired by TransDigm in March 2019 as part of the Esterline Technologies acquisition and is comprised of three distinct businesses including Advanced Input Systems, Gamesman and LRE Medical. The business is a developer and manufacturer of interface solutions serving leading OEMs in the growing medical, commercial, industrial, diagnostics and gaming end markets. EIT generated revenues of approximately $190 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018.

In addition to the EIT divestiture, TransDigm still expects to complete the previously announced divestiture of the Souriau-Subank Connection Technologies (Souriau-Sunbank) business to Eaton Corporation during the fourth quarter of calendar 2019.  Souriau-Sunbank was also acquired by TransDigm in March 2019 as part of the Esterline Technologies acquisition and is a leading global supplier of highly-engineered interconnect solutions for harsh environments serving customers primarily in aerospace, defense and space end markets. The business generated revenues of $363 million for the trailing 12-month period ended June 30, 2019.

TransDigm intends to reclassify and report both EIT and the Souriau-Sunbank businesses as discontinued operations for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, full fiscal year 2019 and fiscal 2020 guidance.

About TransDigm Group

TransDigm Group, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components for use on nearly all commercial and military aircraft in service today. Major product offerings, substantially all of which are ultimately provided to end-users in the aerospace industry, include mechanical/electro-mechanical actuators and controls, ignition systems and engine technology, specialized pumps and valves, power conditioning devices, specialized AC/DC electric motors and generators, NiCad batteries and chargers, engineered latching and locking devices, rods and locking devices, engineered connectors and elastomers, databus and power controls, cockpit security components and systems, specialized cockpit displays, aircraft audio systems, specialized lavatory components, seat belts and safety restraints, engineered interior surfaces and related components, advanced sensor products, switches and relay panels, advance! d display s, thermal protection and insulation, lighting and control technology, military personnel parachutes, high performance hoists, winches and lifting devices, and cargo loading, handling and delivery systems.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release which are not historic facts are forward-looking statements under the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact that address activities, events or developments that we expect, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements, including, in particular, statements about the sale of EIT and Souriau-Sunbank. We have identified some of these forward-looking statements with words like "believe," "may," "will," "should," "expect," "intend," "plan," predict," "anticipate," "estimate" or "continue" and other words and terms of similar meaning.  All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties which could affect TransDigm's actual results and could cause its actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of TransDigm. These risks and uncertainties includ! e, but ar e not limited to, TransDigm's ability to successfully complete the sale of Souriau-Sunbank. Except as required by law, TransDigm undertakes no obligation to revise or update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.


Liza Sabol

Director of Investor Relations

(216) 706-2945


Company Codes: NYSE:TDG
PRN: StackState Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:16:42 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

StackState Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner


AI startup StackState named a '2019 Cool Vendor in Performance Analysis' by leading research company, Gartner

ATLANTA, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- StackState, world's leading monitoring and AIOps platform for hybrid IT, today announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor based on the Sept. 10, 2019 report titled, "Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis" by Padraig Byrne, Federico De Silva, Pankaj Prasad, Sanjit Ganguli, Manjunath Bhat, Scott Etkin, Siddharth Shetty, and Josh Chessman at Gartner, Inc.

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"Performance analysis vendors are responding to new challenges in monitoring systems with innovations, including wider adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Action, not just reaction, is key to Coolness," Gartner writes.

Fast adoption of modern IT Infrastructures

"This is a solid validation of the rapid change we see in the IT operations landscape with the fast adoption of new infrastructures, including hybrid clouds, containers, and microservices," said Daan Teunissen, CEO StackState. As organizations move towards these highly dynamic architectures, the requirements for monitoring change dramatically," he explains.

Legacy monitoring vendors are struggling 

Gartner points out: "Legacy monitoring vendors are struggling to adapt their products to fit these modern architectures. Old delineations between monitoring tools (such as infrastructure versus network versus application) are breaking down as tools reach across domains. The glue that brings the layers together is innovations in the application of artificial intelligence tools and techniques." 

StackState's AI-based platform for faster identification and prediction of IT incidents

"We consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner as an acknowledgment of our proactive approach and leading role in providing real-time visibility across infrastructure, applications and business elements. StackState delivers the intelligence and automation required for organizations to be successful with digital transformation through faster prediction and identification of IT incidents and increased business alignment," Daan said.

Unique 4T Data Model® under the hood

Gartner writes, "StackState's topology views provide users with a graphical display of relationships across IT and business elements, allowing them to view past and possible future topological graphs of the IT landscape and interrelated business processes." The analysts also highlight StackState's highly unique 4T Data Model® and its "ability to ingest multiple data types, tracing and topology across time to capture the state of the IT environment at any given point in time." This enables organizations' digital transformation through:

  • Faster identification of root causes
  • Pre- and post-assessment of code deployments
  • Insight into the business impact of IT changes
  • Predictive analytics

StackState expands in the U.S.

This recognition is the latest in a series of announcements made by StackState in recent months. In June, StackState announced it had won $5 million in funding to expand and innovate in the U.S.

About StackState

StackState is the leading monitoring and AIOps platform for hybrid IT. The platform combines and analyzes metrics, logs, events, and data beyond typical monitoring data, like Google Analytics, CMDBs, CI/CD tools, service registries, automation, and incident management tools. The 4T Data Model® is the core of StackState's monitoring and AIOps platform and the main driver for all real-time monitoring, automation, and predictive capabilities. It combines big data, artificial intelligence, and topology visualization to instantly pinpoint the root cause of (predicted) incidents and improve business a! lignment. The platform helps organizations make better decisions faster and avoid high severity outages while utilizing their current IT investments.

StackState's growing customer list encompasses a range of industries â€�” from finance, telecom, to managed service providers â€�” and includes global enterprises like IBM Global Services, Vodafone, KPN Telecom, and ABN AMRO Bank, as well as local innovators, such as NS International and Schuberg Philis

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PRN: HUAWEI Celebrates Expansion of Mobile Services' Ecosystem With Top Partners Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:59:54 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

HUAWEI Celebrates Expansion of Mobile Services' Ecosystem With Top Partners


MUNICH, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, HUAWEI unveiled a range of eco-system updates to enhance the customer smartphone experience at the Mobile Services Top Partners luncheon, on the same day as the global launch of the HUAWEI Mate 30 series in Munich. Richard Yu, CEO of the Consumer BG, announced updates to the AppGallery, Huawei Mobile Services, open HMS ecosystem and HMS Core Capabilities in the keynote speech.

Alex Zhang, President of Cloud Services, Consumer Business Group

"HUAWEI strives to provide our smartphone users with the best possible experience, which is easy to use, fast and smooth. To achieve this, HUAWEI Mobile Services has created a comprehensive ecosystem that comprises different premium services to enrich the users' mobile life," said Walter Ji, president of Huawei Consumer Business Group, West Europe Region.

HUAWEI Mobile Services works with partners and developers to fill this ecosystem with even more content. The openness of these partnerships combined with the innovation of the developers has enabled us to offer the best possible experience for our customers. Following the Huawei Developer Conference 2019 in August, which announced the HMS Ecosystem Incentive Program, HMS-Core capability and Digix lab Plan, Huawei Mobile Services revealed further details of the plan to encourage innovation and to welcome global partners.

Huawei AppGallery has been preloaded to all Huawei and Honor devices and has reached 390M+ Global Monthly Active Users (MAU). The Huawei AppGallery currently provides users access to 11K+ top Apps and has reached 180 billion downloads per year. To continue developing this platform, Huawei offers app developers ongoing support to achieve mutual business success. The ecosystem also fully supports all billing capabilities to give developers different options to monetise their apps, including In-App Purchases, Subscriptions or Ad-funded. The comprehensive marketing solutions allow partners to tell the story that they want to tell, with their product, and provides 1v1 onboarding support to put the developers at their ease.

Huawei Assistant, which is a new intelligent distribution platform powered by Huawei's Ability Gallery, launched today together with the HUAWEI Mate 30 series. By integrating their services into Huawei Abilities, developers' services are actively recommended to users on the -1 screen, when the "abilities" matched users' attention. Due to this, Huawei Assistant helps these services reach HUAWEI's intelligent devices in a newer and smarter way, allowing them to achieve their own growth goals at a lower integration cost.

In addition, Huawei has opened 51 Services for developers, which allow them to adapt their innovations for the ecosystem. The 14 HMS-Core capabilities revealed in HDC 2019, including Map Kit, Account Kit, In-App Purchase etc., has been extended to more details. Over 45,000 apps have already been integrated with HMS-Core globally. HUAWEI is committed to investing one billion US-Dollars in its HMS Ecosystem Incentive Program globally. More than 80% of this, will be used to provide support for developers outside of China, to help them create digital innovations and encourage the use of HUAWEI's open capabilities and services.

"The mission of HUAWEI Mobile Services is to act as a bridge between our content-creating partners, supporting them to provide our users with a great and truly smart experience with Huawei smartphones," said Alex Zhang, President of Mobile Services, Huawei Consumer Business Group. "Facing the AI and 5G era, we will help developers to easily reach multiple touch points across HUAWEI's eco-system, so that developers can focus on innovation with Huawei's full support."

HUAWEI Mobile Services will expand and deepen this ecosystem further to broaden the possibilities for developers to integrate their services and products, to offer users an even better experience.

About Huawei Consumer BG

Huawei's products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world's population. Fifteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei's three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei's global network is built on almost 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

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PRN: Deutsche Hospitality Mourns Passing of General Manager Ahmed Hosny Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:32:58 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Deutsche Hospitality Mourns Passing of General Manager Ahmed Hosny


FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --It is with great sadness that Deutsche Hospitality announces the passing away of Ahmed Hosny, General Manager of Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir in Cairo. Hosny died on September 13 following a short and severe illness.

"We were deeply saddened on receiving the news of our friend and colleague Ahmed Hosny passing away. On behalf of the entire team, we wish to express our sympathies and our support to his family. Steigenberger Hotels AG and Deutsche Hospitality have lost an extraordinary,  professional hotelier and a wonderful person", said Thomas Willms, CEO, and Matthias Heck, CFO, Deutsche Hospitality in a joint statement.

Hosny joined Steigenberger Hotels AG! as Gener al Manager of the Steigenberger Hotel Cecil in Alexandria in 2014 with more than 20 years of experience in the hotel business. In 2016, he became General Manager at the Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir in Cairo.

Deutsche Hospitality brings together five separate hotel brands under a single umbrella. Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts has 60 hotels housed in historic traditional buildings and lively city residences and also offers health and beauty oases set at the very heart of nature. MAXX by Steigenberger is a new and charismatic concept which places the focus on the essential in accordance with its motto "MAXXimize your stay". Jaz in the City branded hotels reflect metropolitan lifestyle and draw upon the local music and cultural scene. IntercityHotel offers more 40 upper mid-range urban hotels, all of which are located within easy walking distance of railway stations or airports. And Zleep Hotels â€�“ a well-known and successful hotel brand in Scandinavia which offer service and design at a great rate for the many. The portfolio of Deutsche Hospitality currently includes almost 150 hotels on three continents 30 of which are in the pipe! line.

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PRN: LuxInbound: LigneSante is Paving the Way for an Integrated Health System Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:30:18 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

LuxInbound: LigneSante is Paving the Way for an Integrated Health System


We are a community of medical professionals sharing ideas and solving problems.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LigneSante today announced they are diverting their energy and resources to the advancement of educating the medical industry on the importance of an integrated medicine approach. Integrative medicine is a combination of traditional medicine and alternative therapies such as traditional herbal medicine, acupuncture, and massage.  

LigneSante Health News

"I became aware of the importance of collaborating with other doctors and therapists, and I was frustrated to find it challenging to find the right person to contact. In current days social media allows instant communication between millions of people. The complete lack of tools for the online exchange between health professionals has become almost shocking to me."

-  Dr. Fumagalli, Founder

What are the benefits of integrative medicine?

1. Focus on treating the patient

The medical community dedicated to integrative medicine understands that it is much more important to treat the person as a whole. Meaning to look deeper than the surface of the problem, the doctor looks for its origin and works to change the habits that generated the problem. This form of treatment is very effective in the long term, since not only will patients heal, but they will also improve their quality of life.

2. The patient knows all the processes

Integrative medicine tries to make the patient a partner and keep him aware of everything that is going to happen. It is not only concerned with providing medications or recommending analysis but also deals with lifestyle decisions that will affect your future.

Also, it takes into account other aspects, such as the patient's opinions about the treatment and previous experiences with different alternative therapies.

3. Calm process

Instead of overwhelming the patient with many changes, information, and treatments, the specialist moves one step at a time. Allowing the patient to adapt to the changes and accept the treatment in a better mood.

4. It is excellent for people with chronic problems

Integrative medicine is a very good tool for those who suffer from chronic problems or pain and are often harmed because traditional medicine is not able to find out what their underlying problem is. Integrative medicine, once again, tries to keep the whole body in balance.

5. Ensure your complete personalized care

Because integrative medicine looks at the entire picture and not just the symptoms, doctors have to spend more time with the patient to fully understand what is happening and what the underlying problem is. This, as a consequence, produces a significant improvement in health more effectively by recovering much faster than with traditional treatments.

Choosing a professional in alternative therapies can be difficult, especially if it is the first time you are going to enter this type of treatment. To know what you should consider when choosing an alternative medicine professional, read the following article.

LigneSante is currently available for a 90-day free trial. For more information visit

About LigneSante: We are a community of medical professionals, sharing ideas, comparing notes, referring patients, and striving for an integrated approach of medicine. Ultimately for the betterment of humankind.

Jayson Lux  
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PRN: Experts Consider Osteoporosis to Be a Silent Epidemic Which Is Neglected and Under Addressed, According to New Survey Released Today Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:49:58 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Experts Consider Osteoporosis to Be a Silent Epidemic Which Is Neglected and Under Addressed, According to New Survey Released Today


- Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million people worldwide1 and results in a fracture every 3 seconds2 yet a new survey reveals bone specialists in Europe think its impact is not fully recognised3 

- Specialists (82%) believe osteoporosis is a silent epidemic, yet only 24% believe their healthcare system is adequately prepared to support osteoporosis patients3

 - More than half (53%) of bone specialists think their patients believe that osteoporosis or fragility fractures will only impact them in the short term3, despite clear evidence of its long-term impact on quality of life and independence4,5 

BRUSSELS, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A new European survey, released today by UCB, reveals that bone specialists believe osteoporosis and fragility fractures are neglected and under prioritized by their healthcare systems, and action needs to be taken.3 The survey, conducted in August 2019, asked 401 bone specialists from 11 European countries about their experience of osteoporosis and fragility fracture management.3

Of those surveyed, 66% agreed that osteoporosis is a neglected condition and only 10% of specialists surveyed agreed that osteoporosis and fragility fractures are currently given a high priority by their local health authority.3 When asked, the majority (90%) agreed that the condition should be a public health priority and 91% agreed that effective management can improve outcomes and reduce costs.3 At present, in women over 45 years of age, osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in hospital than many other diseases, including diabetes and breast cancer.6 In 2010, the cost of fragility fractures in the European Union was €37 billion7, and based on demographic changes is predicted to double by 2050.1

"These results confirm what many of us already knew. Every year that goes by, more patients are potentially being denied effective management, leaving them vulnerable to life changing fractures. We need dedicated policy advisory groups to support national osteoporosis professionals and patient groups to implement effective approaches to bridge this prioritisation gap for policy makers, primary care and patients." commented Dr Kassim Javaid, Consultant Rheumatologist, University of Oxford. "While the ultimate step is to prevent the first fracture, co-ordinated post-fracture care services like the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) has started to close the care gap, successful FLS models need to be expanded internationally. Once these systems are in place, FLSs can evolve to identify high risk groups to prevent the first fracture, our ultimate goal."

The survey results also suggest that patients are not well informed about osteoporosis and its impact. Only a third (33%) of specialists feel their patients understand the long term impact of osteoporosis and more than half (53%) say their patients believe there is a low, to no increased risk of subsequent fragility fractures after the first,3 despite evidence which shows that after experiencing the first fracture, you are five times more likely to suffer another fracture within a year.8 Worse still, for those that suffer a hip fracture, 40% are not able to walk independently again9 and up to a quarter of those who suffer a hip fracture die in the first year through complications.10,11

In addition, the survey highlighted challenges in osteoporosis management may also sit at the primary care level. The majority (84%) of specialists agreed that increased awareness and understanding of osteoporosis is needed for general practitioners (GPs), and only 32% agreed that GPs refer suspected osteoporosis diagnoses in a timely manner.3

With osteoporosis being the most common bone disease in the world, resulting in more than 8.9 million fragility fractures each year around the globe,12 more needs to be done to help educate and support general practitioners and patients on osteoporosis and the importance of timely referral and effective management.

"Osteoporosis patients can face a great loss of independence and a reduced quality of life, especially after experiencing a fragility fracture and these survey results highlight that the specialists treating the condition believe that not enough is being done to ensure it's given the priority that's required at the healthcare system level," said Dr. Pascale Richetta, Head of Bone and Executive Vice President at UCB. "We need to help prevent this silent epidemic from spreading by better educating policy makers, physicians and patients on the long-term impact of osteoporosis, so that the condition can be effectively managed, and the risk of subsequent, iterative, fractures reduced."

About the survey

UCB conducted a survey of healthcare professionals with a speciality in bone medicine. The survey was conducted in August-September 2019 as part of an initiative to investigate attitudes and perceived prioritisation of osteoporosis and fragility fractures in eleven major industrialized countries: Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland and Romania. 401 specialist healthcare professionals were interviewed online about osteoporosis and fragility fractures.

About UCB

UCB, Brussels, Belgium ( is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With 7 500 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 4.6 billion in 2018. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB). Follow us on Twitter: @UCB_news


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  2. Johnell O and Kanis JA (2006). Osteoporos Int 17:1726
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  6. Kanis JA, Delmas P, Burckhardt P, et al. (1997). Osteoporos Int 7:390.
  7. Hernlund E, Svedbom A, Ivergard M, Compston J, et. al. 10.1007/s11657-013-0136-1. 2013, 8(1-2):136
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PRN: Kaiku: An Emoji for Forgiving? Campaign Launched in Finland is Crowdsourcing Ideas Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:54:23 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Kaiku: An Emoji for Forgiving? Campaign Launched in Finland is Crowdsourcing Ideas


HELSINKI, Finland, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Forgiving increases peace, and there's no better time to focus on the theme than on the International Day of Peace. None of the current emojis says "I forgive you". Forgivemoji campaign, launched in Finland this Autumn, is crowdsourcing ideas for an emoji to be used for forgiving. The winning emoji will be introduced to the official Unicode collection at the end of this year.

You can still join the campaign:  #forgivemoji

The ultimate goal of the Forgivemoji campaign is to get forgivemoji added to the list of emojis. In November this year, the campaign team will decide on the best idea and send it to the Unicode Consortium. Unicode manages the emoji list and provides framework for services and device manufacturers to use them.

Unicode updates its emoji list once a year. For example, in 2019, Unicode announced they would be adding 59 new emojis to the selection, with variations totaling at 230. The process of introducing a new emoji can take two years, and the application must include explanation for the use and frequency of the emoji.

On the campaign's website, visitors can vote from a selection of emoji designs or submit their own artwork and sketches. The original idea for the forgivemoji campaign came from a surprising source - The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. Currently, the ELFC is celebrating their #rauha theme year, which highlights peace as a national focus in Finland.  

"In our modern digital communication culture, emojis are an essential way of expressing human feelings beyond words. We were surprised to realise that the official emoji selection has dozens of different cats and even two designs of zombies, but there isn't an emoji for forgiveness. Through crowdsourcing ideas for the design of an emoji for forgiveness, this campaign also strives to promote a message of peace and mutual understanding the world over," says Mr Tuomo Pesonen, Communications Director of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, one of the founding organisations of the #forgivemoji campaign.

Partnering with a Nobel peace laureate

To kickstart the campaign, the ELCF partnered with various charitable and peace-building organisations, including Felm, Finn Church Aid, Helsinki Deaconess Foundation, and the National Movement for Reconciliation. Another important partner is Crisis Management Initiative CMI, the conflict-resolving organisation founded by former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mr Martti Ahtisaari.

"Our vision comes from President Ahtisaari - all conflicts can be solved. What people have started, people can end. Emojis are a modern way to use dialogue and forgiveness is an integral part of that dialogue," says Elina Lehtinen, Director of Communications & Fundraising at CMI.

Emojis are most used by the younger population and they're also an integral part of the campaign's core audience. One of the partners involved in the campaign is Felm, an agency of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland for its international work.

"Our work focuses on educating the younger generations on the themes of peace and cooperation. We believe that by raising our children to love their neighbor and accept differences will support peaceful cooperation between different groups of people. We're present in many countries where war and religious conflicts are part of everyday life," says Felm's Executive Director Rolf Steffansson.

Deaconess Foundation and This is Church in Helsinki - Helsinki Parishes are working on reconciliation becoming a mainstream topic in Finland.

"Reconciliation is the key in sustaining peace. Without it, conflicts continue in cycles and get worse. We urgently need to learn better how to reconcile. These skills are needed everywhere. Different ways to encourage apologizing and forgiveness are an essential part of it, and this includes the social media environment", says Special Assistant Antti Pentikäinen from Deaconess Foundation. Pentikäinen is shaping the Mary Hoch Center as its founding executive director and serves as the reconciliation and research professor at George Mason University's School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR).

Sara Linnoinen from Finn Churd Aid's peace network, one of the partner organizations, highlights the role forgiveness plays in creating peace.

"Peace is vital for people to be able to lead safe lives in their home countries. Forgiveness is a very important part of peace-creation," Linnoinen says.

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland
Tuomo Pesonen
Communications Director 


Elina Lehtinen
Director of Communications & Fundraising 

Finn Church Aid
Sara Linnoinen
Acting Head of Secretariat, Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers 

Hanna Hokka
Manager of Marketing and Fundraising 

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PRN: District Cooling Market to Exhibit 7.77% CAGR, Burgeoning Demand for Construction and Infrastructural Activities to Drive Market: Fortune Business Insights Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:40:36 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

District Cooling Market to Exhibit 7.77% CAGR, Burgeoning Demand for Construction and Infrastructural Activities to Drive Market: Fortune Business Insights

Key Companies Covered in the District Cooling Market Research Report are ENGIE, National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed), Empower (Emirates Central Cooling System Corporation), Emicool, Veolia, Enwave Energy Corporation, Petronas, other key market players


PUNE, India, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Empower has recently announced the world's first unmanned district cooling plant in UAE. The plant construction is 80% complete and once it is fully operational, the plant will have a total capacity of 50,000 refrigeration tones. The company plans to meet the demand for district cooling services of hotels in the UAE. Rising support from the government in GCC countries is driving the global district cooling market. According to a published report by Fortune Business Insights, titled, "District Cooling Market: Global Market Analysis, Insights, and Forecast, 2018-2026," as per the report, the global market was worth USD 21.88 Billion in 2018 and is estimated to reach U SD 39.94 Billion by 2026, to exhibit a CAGR of 7.77% between 2018 and 2026.


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Rising focus on increasing energy efficiency and optimum use of renewable energy are the two biggest contributions to maintain global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius. The district cooling market size is expected to increase owing to the dominance of GCC countries such as the Middle East & Africa. Construction and infrastructural activities are increasing in these countries, which is stoking demand for district cooling systems. The district cooling market is growing in Qatar owing to the economic diversification for the FIFA World Cup 2022. Government is heavily funding to build top-notch facilities for the upcoming World Cup in Qatar. Such initiatives are expected to drive the district cooling market growth in the forthcoming years. The report helps to understand the market dynamics and structure by identifying different market segmen! ts with t heir respective marker figures. The market used different analysis to understand the regional situation of the market. In addition to this, the market offers detailed information on drivers, opportunities, trends, threats, and restraints. Analysts in the report analyzed the competitive landscape by covering different key players and their developments in district cooling.   

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Commercial Segment to Hold 61.14% Share in the Global Market

The demand for district cooling is increasing across residential, commercial, and industrial. Of these, the commercial is expected to cover the major portion of the district cooling market share in the forecast years. As per the report, the segment accounts for 61.14% of the overall market share. Escalating demand for air conditioning across educational institutes, IT parks, business parks, and others is likely to leverage the growth of this segment. Companies are increasingly investing in energy-efficient technology along with rising popularity on sustainability, which is driving the segment's growth. Other segments such as residential and industrial are expected to create lucrative opportunities for the market owing to the rising developments in large scale projects in GCC countries. 

Demand for Electric Chillers to Outgrow Other Technologies as They Occupy 50% Less Floor Space

Adoption of different district cooling technologies can help organizations to complete large-scale projects efficiently and on time. Electric chillers and absorption chillers are some of the well-known technologies, however electric chillers are preferred owing to their better co-efficient performance or COP. These chillers occupy 50% lesser floor space as compared to absorption chillers, thereby increasing their adoption. 

Saudi Arabia and UAE to Cover Over 75% of the Middle East and Africa Market Share

Among regions, the district cooling market in the Middle East & Africa was valued at USD 7.79 Billion in 2018 and is anticipated to register considerable growth in the forecast years. Governments and private players are making heavy investments in energy-efficient cooling systems to ensure sustainable environment. Among countries, maximum contribution comes from Saudi Arabia and UAE as these two countries cover more than 75% of the overall district cooling installed capacity in the region.

Following MEA, North America emerged as the second-largest market owing to the rising focus on reducing carbon emissions. Majority of the institutional buildings and airports in the U.S. are connected with district cooling network to fulfil the demand for air conditioning. Other regions such as Latin America and Asia Pacific are expected to grow steadily during the forecast period. Maintaining a sustainable environment is the first priority of governments and market players. Installing a district cooling system can help in the reduction of GHG emissions and eventually helps to save energy.

Some of the leading players in the global district cooling market are:

  • National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed)
  • Empower (Emirates Central Cooling System Corporation)
  • Emicool
  • Veolia
  • Enwave Energy Corporation
  • Petronas
  • Shinryo Corporation
  • Keppel Corporation Limited
  • Ramboll
  • Singapore Power Ltd.
  • Fortum
  • Vattenfall
  • Logstor
  • Danfoss
  • Stellar Energy
  • Marafeq Qatar
  • SNC Lavalin

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  • Introduction
    • Research Scope
    • Market Segmentation
    • Research Methodology
    • Definitions and Assumptions
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Dynamics
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
  • Key Insights
    • Key Emerging Trends â€�“ For Major Countries
    • Latest Technological Advancement
    • Regulatory Landscape
    • Industry SWOT Analysis
    • Porters Five Forces Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
  • Global District Cooling Market Analysis, Insights, and Forecast, 2015-2026
    • Key Findings / Summary
    • Market Analysis, Insights, and Forecast â€�“ By Technology (USD Billion) ('000 RT)
      • Electric Chillers
      • Absorption Chillers
      • Others
    • Market Analysis,! Insights , and Forecast â€�“ By End User (USD Billion) ('000 RT)
      • Residential
      • Industrial
      • Commercial
    • Market Analysis, Insights, and Forecast â€�“ By Region (USD Billion) ('000 RT)
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • Latin America


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PRN: International Airport Review: Aviation Industry Debates the Latest Trends and Disruptors Across Airport IT and Security Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:21:20 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

International Airport Review: Aviation Industry Debates the Latest Trends and Disruptors Across Airport IT and Security


In the heart of London, 100 leading global airports gather in search of answers to their IT and security questions; solving the challenges that are currently facing the entire sector.

LONDON, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart security screening, cyber-attacks, drone incursions, applications of artificial intelligence and robotics are some of the biggest focus areas for airports as they strive to optimise operational efficiency and secure seamless travel.

Senior level decision makers responsible for advancing and driving digital technologies will gather to delve deep into these issues at Airport IT & Security over the 25th â€�“ 26th September at the Hilton Bankside.

Bringing together key stakeholders from 79 countries, the conference aims to be a much-needed knowledge sharing platform, debating best practice case studies on biometrics, machine learning, incident management and data processing.

Martin Boyer, CIO at Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA), says: "All airports are aware of the need to evolve, particularly in terms of technology, infrastructure and airport processes." Airport IT & Security recognises this by including a variety of interactive panel discussions that look to unveil what the future holds.

In-depth case studies and presentations will highlight how airports have planned for future security challenges. Ricardo Fernandes, Facilitation and Security Bureau from the Portuguese Civil Aviation Authority, affirms that "the current and future security challenges should be seen not as a concern, but as an opportunity for the aviation community to discuss and find solutions."

Ruby Deol, Chief Operating Officer from AlertEnterprise, a Platinum Partner of the event, urges the industry to be aware of the emerging trend of insider threats. She comments: "Threats now originate not only in the physical space but also in cyber-environments."

Editor of International Airport Review, Tara Nolan, adds: "Digitalisation is continuing to affect all aspects of airport operations, and with technologies still evolving, airport IT and security are two sectors within our industry that must quickly adapt if the airport is to be kept safe and the passenger happy. I am thoroughly looking forward to witnessing our collection of industry-leading figures deliberate airport IT and security, this is a great opportunity for all to share best practise, learn of new solutions, network with professionals and safeguard airports for the future."

International Airport Review's flagship conference will host both Martin and Ricardo alongside an additional 57 expert speakers to an audience of 400 from 79 countries. The event will also feature cutting edge technologies from over 23 sponsors and exhibitors.

This mix of interactive panel discussions by experts and case studies from across the entire IT and security spectrum, will create lively debate and advance the digital transformation agenda for the aviation sector.

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PRN: OneTrust Consent Management for Publishers Solution Supports Leading Consent Standards and Frameworks Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:40:33 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

OneTrust Consent Management for Publishers Solution Supports Leading Consent Standards and Frameworks


OneTrust's CMP gives publishers control over consent with support for the new IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework 2.0, Google AdSense, OTT, Facebook Pixel, AdChoices and more across mobile and web

ATLANTA, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- OneTrust today announced updates to OneTrust Consent Management for Publishers to support the latest standards and frameworks, helping publishers collect valid consent and deliver personalized ads across mobile, web and OTT properties. The consent management provider! (CMP) so lution fully supports the updated IAB Europe Transparency and Consent Framework version 2.0 (IAB TCF v2.0), Google AdSense and Ad Manager, Salesforce DMP, mParticle, FreeWheel, Adobe Advertising Cloud, Google AMP, OTT, Connected TV, Facebook Pixel and Facebook Lookalike audiences, DAA AdChoices and dozens of other consent standards and frameworks across mobile and web.

OneTrust is the #1 most widely used privacy, security and third-party risk technology platform trusted by more than 3,000 companies to comply with the CCPA, GDPR, ISO27001 and hundreds of the world’s privacy and security laws.

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While personalized ads are a common way businesses reach their target audiences, global privacy regulations like the CCPA and GDPR have fundamentally changed the way publishers need to collect consent to deliver these customized experiences. OneTrust Consent Management for Publishers works across all regulations, standards and frameworks to give publishers the tools to deliver a simple and compliant way to capture consent and integrate to all the appropriate downstream systems, third-party software providers and ad tech vendors.

The fully configurable OneTrust CMP manages consent options across web, mobile and OTT properties, allowing publishers to consolidate and simplify the user experience across different domains and devices to provide the right personalized experience based on a user's preferences. OneTrust's CMP supports the leading consent standards and frameworks across mobile and web, including:

  • IAB Europe TCF v2.0: Comply with the latest IAB TCF v2.0 updates and work with ad tech vendors to deliver compliant, personalized ads.
  • Google AdSense and Ad Manager: Pause ad requests until explicit consent is captured, and request ads for personalized or non-personalized experiences on a per-page basis leveraging the consent collected via the OneTrust CMP
  • Salesforce DMP/Audience Studio: Pass consent from OneTrust into Salesforce DMP to dynamically load advertising content based on users preferences
  • FreeWheel: Broadcast consent changes captured from the OneTrust CMP, aligning the user's consent with keys for Freewheel ad delivery for both web and mobile traffic
  • Adobe Advertising Cloud: Manage the storage of users consent settings across the Adobe Advertising Cloud product suite and OneTrust's centralized record keeping platform to honor a user's preferences for ad delivery.
  • Over-the -Top (OTT) and Connected TV: Provide opt-out methods and collect consent to deliver the right ads to users watching TV online.
  • Facebook Integrations: Integrate consent into Facebook, including Facebook Pixel and Facebook Lookalike audiences.
  • DAA AdChoices: Give users control over what interests are being used for advertising and integrate these choices into OneTrust.
  • mParticle: Leverage OneTrust's mParticle extension to integrate with the OneTrust mobile SDK for iOS and Android
  • Publisher-specific CCPA "Do Not Sell" and GDPR consent collection: Comply with regulatory requirements and manage opt-in and opt-out to collect valid consent from site visitors to enable the compliant delivery of targeted/geolocation ads.

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PRN: Cleanroom Technologies Market Worth $7.9 Billion by 2024 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™ Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:10:13 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Cleanroom Technologies Market Worth $7.9 Billion by 2024 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™


CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Cleanroom Technologies Market by Product (HVAC, HEPA filters, air shower, apparel, gloves, vacuum systems, disinfectants), Construction (Drywall, Hardwall, Softwall), End User (Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Hospitals) - Global Forecast to 2024", published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Cleanroom Technologies Market size is expected to reach USD 7.9 billion by 2024 from USD 5.7 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 6.6%.

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The major factors driving the growth of this market are the stringent regulatory framework, growth of the biologics sector, rising demand for sterilized pharmaceutical formulations, growing demand for medical devices, and technological advancements in cleanroom technology. 

By product, the consumables segment is expected to account for the largest share of the Cleanroom Technologies Market

The consumables segment is estimated to account for the largest market share in 2018. The large share of this segment can be attributed to the high and growing number of pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies facilitating the use of disposable protective clothing. Also, the large number of R&D activities in the healthcare industry is resulting in a stable demand for cleanroom consumables among end-users. This segment includes safety consumables and cleaning consumables.

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In the cleanroom construction market, by type, the hardwall cleanrooms segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The hardwall cleanrooms segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth in this segment can be attributed to factors such as the higher demand for hardwall cleanrooms, as they are more design-flexible than standard and softwall cleanrooms, quick and easy to install, freestanding for easy portability, and easy to expand or reconfigure.

Based on the end-user, the pharmaceutical industry segment is expected to account for the largest share of the Cleanroom Technologies Market

The pharmaceutical industry end-user segment is estimated to account for the largest market share in 2018. The large share of this segment can be attributed to the industrial growth in this sector, the robust pipeline of injectable formulations, and rising focus on ensuring the quality of healthcare products.

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Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing market for cleanroom technologies during the forecast period

The APAC market is projected to register the highest growth during the forecast period. Factors such as the increasing healthcare expenditure and growing base of pharma companies in the country are some of the key factors driving the growth of the Cleanroom Technologies Market in the APAC.

The prominent players in the Cleanroom Technologies Market include Azbil Corporation (Japan), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (US), Ardmac (Ireland), Clean Air Products (US), Labconco Corporation (US), Dynarex Corporation (US), DowDuPont Inc. (US), Illinois Tool Works Inc. (US), Taikisha Ltd. (Japan), Exyte AG (Germany), COLANDIS GmbH (Germany), ABN Cleanroom Technology (Belgium), Clean Rooms International, Inc. (US), Bouygues Group (France), Terra Universal, Inc. (US), Connect 2 Cleanrooms Ltd (UK), Camfil (Sweden), OCTANORM-Vertriebs-GmbH (Germany), Parteco Srl (Italy), and Airtech Japan, Ltd. (Japan).

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PRN: Major New Documentary Commemorates King Hussein of Jordan on the Twentieth Anniversary of his Death Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:41:02 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Major New Documentary Commemorates King Hussein of Jordan on the Twentieth Anniversary of his Death


King Hussein: In Remembrance of the Lion of Jordan charts his life and legacy through the eyes of friends, family and world leaders.

President Clinton says in the film, "The people of Jordan were lucky to have him as King, and the world was lucky to have him as a peacemaker."

Sir John Major also appears in the film and says, "King Hussein had courage; he had conviction; he had a lifelong commitment to peace whatever the risks to himself may be. Few people have done that."

LONDON, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- King Hussein was a pivotal figure in bringing peace to the Middle East and strode the international stage for much of the 20th century. King Hussein: In Remembrance of the Lion of Jordan features exclusive interviews with world leaders including:

  • HM King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • HRH The Prince of Wales
  • Sir John Major, former UK Prime Minister
  • Prince Buthelezi of South Africa
  • HRH Princess Alia of Jordan
  • HM King Felipe of Spain
  • US President Bill Clinton
  • Empress Farah Pahlavi
  • HRH Princess Basma of Jordan
  • Sir Jackie Stewart, who was a close personal friend of King Hussein

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Produced and directed by the late King's nephew, Saad Kurdi, the documentary paints a portrait of an extraordinary man who loved his family and his country in equal measure. He was a global statesman, a peacemaker, and a passionate King who modernised his country, transforming education and healthcare within Jordan and rebuilding the country's infrastructure.

Mr Kurdi said, "Producing this film has been one of the most inspiring and humbling experiences of my life. Interviewing those who knew and worked with my uncle has given me a much broader appreciation of His Majesty, and what an extraordinary individual he was.  I hope that this film will be a lasting testimony to a very great man."

This landmark documentary is available from today, to download freely or stream, on both Amazon and YouTube.

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PRN: Price Alerts Added to App Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:06:34 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

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PRN: CTEK Signs Deal With Vattenfall Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:46:13 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

CTEK Signs Deal With Vattenfall


Battery management leader to provide EV charging solutions for energy group customers across Europe

NORRKOPING, Sweden, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CTEK, the leading global brand in battery management solutions, has today signed a deal with Vattenfall, one of Europe's largest producers and retailers of electricity and heat, to supply Electrical Vehicle (EV) charging equipment and associated services across Europe.

CEO Jon Lind “The award of this contract is a real testament to the quality and reliability of our products and our complete end-to-end system.” (PRNewsfoto/CTEK)

CTEK will support Vattenfall with the continued roll-out of its successful InCharge product. This ground-breaking product portfolio provides electric vehicle charge points, with an end to end service, to homeowners, businesses and councils across Europe.*

The deal with CTEK involves the supply of EV charging equipment and associated software, along with other support services through a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to help Vattenfall maximise customer value and ensure customer satisfaction. The CTEK solution is centred around its market-leading Chargestorm Connected charging station, widely recognised for its safety, design and integrated technology. For maximum flexibility and to meet individual customer need, wallbox installations can supported by cutting-edge solutions such as NanoGrid™ Load balancing and Vattenfall's InCharge cloud solution to ensure that Vattenfall customers have full control of their EV charging. For larger corporate and commercial installations, Vattenfall's cloud-based solutions support the operation, monitoring and administration of users and public charging stations.

Jon Lind, CEO at CTEK said "We are absolutely delighted to be working with Vattenfall on this exciting project. We already have a proven track record with Vattenfall and have successfully delivered products and solutions with them in the Scandinavian markets. The award of this contract is a real testament to the quality and reliability of our products and our complete end-to-end system."

This announcement comes as CTEK celebrates the opening of a dedicated Electrical Vehicle (EV) Center of Excellence in Norrköping. Just 160km from Stockholm, this exciting new facility is home to research and development labs, testing facilities and an education center, it is also home to Quality, Sales & Marketing, and Customer Support Teams.

CTEK Chief Executive Jon Lind said "We are very proud of the fact that all of our products have been designed, developed and tested right here in Sweden and so having all of our teams under one roof, in state-of-the-art facilities plays a critical role in our innovation process. By investing in technology and future capabilities we can continue to evolve our offer through new products, processes, and services and continue to be the leading global brand in battery and power management solutions."

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  • CTEK SWEDEN AB is a leading global brand in the care and maintenance of vehicle batteries. CTEK's unparalleled knowledge, and continuous investment in innovation, means they push the boundaries of research and development to bring new and unique battery charging technologies to the market.
  • CTEK offers the market high-quality, reliable chargers and accessories that are effective, user friendly and, most importantly, safe (for the user, the vehicle electronics, the battery and the charger).
  • CTEK's range of E-mobility products and solutions range from individual wallboxes for charging at home, to larger corporate and commercial installations with many charging stations, that require load balancing as well monitoring and payment solutions.
  • With products and solutions for 6, 12 & 24V lead-acid & lithium (12V LiFePO4) as well as Electrical Vehicle batteries, CTEK products are designe! d and tes ted to deliver maximum performance in a range of different situations.
  • CTEK sells over one million battery chargers each year across the globe and regularly tops independent battery charger competitive tests.
  • CTEK supplies chargers to the world's most recognized manufacturers including Audi, Bentley, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce.


Vattenfall is a leading European energy company, that for more than 100 years has electrified industries, supplied energy to people's homes and modernised our way of living through innovation and cooperation. We now want to make fossil-free living possible within one generation. Therefore we are driving the transition to a more sustainable energy system through growth in renewable production and climate-smart energy solutions for our customers. We employ approximately 20,000 people and have operations mainly in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, the UK and Finland. Vattenfall is owned by the Swedish state. For more information:


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PRN: Gaming Innovation Group Extends Hard Rock's Sportsbook in Iowa Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:43:28 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Gaming Innovation Group Extends Hard Rock's Sportsbook in Iowa


STOCKHOLM, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) has reached an agreement with its partner, Hard Rock International (Hard Rock), to support its market entry with sports betting in the US state of Iowa. The sportsbook will initially launch with an over-the-counter solution on the casino floor at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City in Iowa. This will be followed by the launch of online and mobile sports betting in Iowa, expected in Q4 2019.

In Iowa, Hard Rock will offer a similar seamless and engaging betting experience for its consumers as it has already delivered in New Jersey, with an omni-channel sportsbook solution based on GiG's modern and flexible technology.

For GiG, this means the Company will be able to leverage its platform in the US adding more scale to its network and revenues to the business. GiG already has the groundwork done in New Jersey after a successful proof of concept suitable and relevant to the American audience.

Iowa is one of the 12 states in the US legalising sports wagering since the US Supreme Court overturned the federal sports wagering ban in 2018. In August this year, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) authorised the 19 casinos in the state to offer statewide retail, online and mobile sports betting to consumers aged 21 or over. Iowa has approximately 3.2 million inhabitants and should also benefit with visitors from neighboring states such as Nebraska and Minnesota. It has an estimated mature sports betting market valued at revenues of around $160 million based on the total amount of money wagered by consumers. The tax rate on the sports betting revenue is 7.5%.

GiG expects this agreement to have limited impact on its revenues in 2019, with an increasing contribution from the launch of online and mobile betting in 2020 onwards.

Kresimir Spajic, Senior Vice President of Online Gaming at Hard Rock International says, "We're excited to extend our partnership with GiG to support sports betting in Iowa, and further grow our sportsbook portfolio." 

"Offering sports betting through GiG provides our players and guests a new level of engagement â€�“ we couldn't be more thrilled to be launching in Iowa," Jim Franke, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City.

Richard Brown, acting Chief Executive Officer of GiG says, "After a successful launch in New Jersey, I am delighted to further deepen the relationship with Hard Rock, delivering on our strategy to grow with our partner by entering a new state in the US with our sportsbook. The agreement is both a testament to our know-how and prowess to lead a land-based casino into the digital world of betting, and a strong validation of GiG's commercial and product delivery capabilities. We are looking forward to growing with our partner long term. We have mutual ambitions to entertain consumers with a safe and exciting first-class sports betting experience."

For further information, please contact:

Richard Brown
acting CEO and COO of GiG 

Petter Nylander
Chairman of GiG 

Anna-Lena Åström
GiG Head of IR & Corporate Communications

This information is information that Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, at 10:30 CEST on 20 September 2019.

About Gaming Innovation Group

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. is a technology company providing products and services throughout the entire value chain in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group's vision is 'To open up iGaming and make it fair and fun for all'. Through its ecosystem of products and services, GiG is connecting operators, suppliers and users, to create the best iGaming experiences in the world. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of Malta and is dual-listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker GIGSEK. 

About Hard Rock International

With venues in 74 countries spanning 248 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes - Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's most valuable collection of music memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. In 2019, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine's America's Best Large Employers, Forbes Magazine's Top Employers for Women and No. 1 in J.D. Power's 2019 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains. Hard Rock destinations are located in the world's greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagsh! ip proper ties in Florida and home to the world's first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit

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PRN: Visiongain Report Claims There is Huge Potential Within the $6.8bn Meat Substitutes Market Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:40:17 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Visiongain Report Claims There is Huge Potential Within the $6.8bn Meat Substitutes Market


- Global Meat Substitutes Market Forecast & Analysis 2019-2029

- Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Tofu, Tempeh, Mycoprotein, Seitan, Frozen, Chilled, Ambient, Food Retail, Food Service

LONDON, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The global meat substitutes market is estimated to have reached $4.5bn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% in the first half of the forecast period. In 2018, the global meat substitutes market was dominated by Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP).

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Report Scope

• Global Meat Substitutes Market forecasts from 2019-2029

• Global Meat Substitutes Market forecasts from 2019-2029 by Type:
• Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
• Tofu
• Tempeh
• Mycoprotein
• Seitan
• Others

Each submarket is further segmented by regional market.

• Global Meat Substitutes Market forecasts from 2019-2029 by Category:
• Frozen
• Chilled
• Ambient

Each submarket is further segmented by regional market.

• Global Meat Substitutes Market forecasts from 2019-2029 by Distribution Channel:
• Food Retail
• Food Service

Each submarket is further segmented by regional market.

• Global Meat Substitutes Market forecasts from 2019-2029 by regional and national market:
• North America: US, Canada, Mexico
• Europe: UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe
• Asia-Pacific: ANZ, Japan, China, India, Rest of APAC
• Rest of the World: LATAM, ME, Africa

Each regional market is further segmented by type, category and distribution channel.

• Profiles of the selected leading companies:
• Amy's Kitchen
• Atlantic Natural Foods
• Beyond Meat
• Blue Chip Group
• Cauldron Foods Limited
• DuPont Nutrition & Health
• Fry Group Foods
• Garden Protein International
• Hain Celestial
• Meatless B.V.
• MGP Ingredients
• Schouten Europe B.V.
• Sonic Biochem Extractions Ltd.
• Sunfed, Ltd.
• The Kellogg Company
• The Nisshin Oillio Group
• Vbites Foods Ltd.

• Key Questions Answered by this Report:
• How is the Meat Substitutes market evolving?
• What is driving and restraining Meat Substitutes market dynamics?
• What are the market shares of Meat Substitutes submarkets in 2019?
• How will each Meat Substitutes submarket segment grow over the forecast period and how much revenue will these submarkets account for in 2029?
• How will the market shares for Meat Substitutes submarket develop from 2019-2029?
• What will be the main driver for the overall market from 2019-2029?
• How will the market shares of the regional and national markets change by 2029 and which geographical region will lead the market in 2029?
• Who are the leading players and what are their prospects over the forecast period?

• This report discusses factors that drive and restrain the meat substitutes market. Porter's Five Forces Analysis of the meat substitutes market is also discussed in this report.

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Companies covered in the report include:

AB Foods, LLC
Adf Foods Ltd
Amy's Kitchen
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Atlantic Natural Foods
Bean Supreme
Beyond Meat
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Blue Chip Group
Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods
Boca Foods Company
Butler Foods LLC
Cedar Lake Foods
Chez Marie, Inc.
Closed Loop Capital
Daloon Foods UK Ltd
Dee's Wholefoods
Dragonfly Foods
El Burrito Mexican Food Products Corporation
Fantastic World Foods
Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC)
Field Roast
Food and Drugs Administration (FDA)
Fry Group Foods
Gillie Food Ltd
Hain Celestial
Health Canada
House Foods America Corporation
Kellogg Company
Kim's Simple Meals
Lightlife Foods
MGP Ingredients
Monde Nissin
Morgan Creek Capital
Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc.
MTA Foods Ltd
Neat Fo ods, LLC
Northern Soy, Inc.
Phoney Baloney's
Pinnacle Foods
R And R Tofu
Schouten Europe B.V.
Scientific Committee of the FASFC
Secret Sausages
Sonic Biochem Extractions Ltd.
Sophie's Kitchen
Sunfed, Ltd.
Symington's Ltd
Thank Goodness Ltd
The Nisshin Oillio Group
The Vegg
Tivall ltd.
Tofu Shop Specialty Foods, Inc
Tofutti Brands, Inc
Topas Klaus Gaiser GmbH
Triballat Noyal
Turtle Island Foods, Inc
Ungar's Food Products, Inc
United Nations (UN)
Upton's Naturals
VBites Foods Limited
Vbites Foods Ltd.
Vege USA
Vegeco Ltd
Vegefarm Corp.
Vegetarian Butcher
Vegusto UK & Eire Ltd

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PRN: Centric Software PLM Inks Partnerships with CLO, Browzwear and EFI Optitex Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:56:38 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Centric Software PLM Inks Partnerships with CLO, Browzwear and EFI Optitex


Centric Software revolutionizes Fashion PLM with native, end-to-end 3D product design and development integration to multiple market-leading systems

CAMPBELL, California, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its commitment to develop innovations that drive retail transformation for brands, retailers and manufacturers, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) market leader Centric Software has pioneered a true, fully digital, 3D design and development workflow with integration to multiple, leading 3D fashion solutions. Centric Software provides the most innovative PLM solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Centric Software 3D Connect revolutionizes Fashion PLM with native, end-to-end 3D product design and development integration to multiple market-leading systems including CLO, Browzwear and EFI Optitex.

Guided by Centric's Customer Advisory Board, made of industry-leading brands, retailers and manufacturers, and its strong PLM user base composed of 1,000 brands worldwide, Centric's digital 3D product creation workflow is 3D software-agnostic encompassing several 3D fashion solutions, such as CLO, Browzwear and EFI Optitex to start.

"In recent years, innovative fashion and apparel brands have begun leveraging 3D technology because it can offer so many crucial benefits.  Depending on the goals and the type of product being developed, many 3D systems are often used to produce the desired result. Pursuing a 3D-agnostic strategy and connecting Centric PLM with multiple 3D systems offers a 360-degree view of this development," explains Steve Chastain, VP, Head of Global IT at Volcom.

"We began piloting a Browzwear to Centric integration in early 2019 quickly enlarging to also include CLO and EFI Optitex. Getting user feedback was key in order to provide the right expected value and benefits," says Ron Watson, VP Product at Centric Software. "Our experience with leading brands and retailers led us to the conclusion that they use more than one single 3D solution and will continue to do so."

"By offering a series of Centric PLM 3D Connectors, our vision is to provide a seamless 3D workflow â€�“ from product design and simulation to entire collection reviews â€�“ with 3D information coming from many different sources and types of solutions. Centric PLM provides a central library of 3D assets enabling product designers and developers to take full advantage of end-to-end Centric 8 PLM and using 3D information for ideation, design and fit reviews, tech pack development, requests for quotation and co-creation with suppliers for true, end-to-end digital transformation."

"Bringing 3D design and development capabilities into Centric PLM has significant operational and strategic benefit potential for us. For the past year, we've been developing some of our designs in 3D, and the Centric 3D Connect will provide us with significant time savings and streamline the workflow for our designers and developers. It will also enable us to use 3D product renderings throughout the whole product lifecycle, supporting sales and marketing teams for our buyer's guide," explains Frank Potts, Business Consultant and Rebecca Johansen, R&D Manager, at Helly Hansen. 

Centric's 3D Connectors offer benefits such as reduced time to market, lowered development costs, increased product innovation and a smaller environmental footprint.

The new Centric 3D Connectors also drive efficiency for fashion and apparel brands specializing in personalization or made-to-measure by automatically updating product designs and fit via virtual samples. They can also share photorealistic 3D models with customers for review and approval prior to production; Centric is also a pioneer in this domain.

"Centric is very innovation-focused, and their series of PLM 3D Connectors is the latest in a long stream of market-first, market-leading tools," says David Grant, Vice President, Design and Supply Chain Systems at Fast Retailing. "We're very excited about linking multiple 3D fashion software solutions with Centric PLM and the 3D vision that Centric has put into place."

Centric Software's 3D Connector series reinforces Centric 8 PLM as the hub of 3D activity at every stage of the product lifecycle. In 2018, Centric launched the 3D Sample Review mobile app to review digital samples in virtual fit scenarios within Centric PLM. Centric 8 PLM v6.6, released earlier this year, includes a powerful new 3D Viewer, to assess and share comments for 3D designs and samples.

"We are excited to announce the first step of our new, end-to-end digital 3D development workflow," says Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. "3D is taking on critical importance in product design, development and customer experience, and we are proud to innovate solutions that enable our customers to achieve strategic and operational goals such as increased business growth and an improved environmental footprint."

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From its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Centric Software provides a Digital Transformation Platform for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, outdoor and consumer goods. Centric's flagship Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform, Centric 8, delivers enterprise-class merchandise planning, product development, sourcing, quality and collection management functionality tailored for fast-moving consumer industries. Centric SMB provides innovative PLM technology and key industry learnings for emerging brands. Centric Visual Innovation Platform (VIP) offers a new fully visual and digital experience for collaboration and decision-making and includes the Centric Buying Board to transform internal buying sessions and maximize retail value and the Centric Concept Board for driving creativity and evolving product concepts. All Centric innovations shorten time to market, boost product innovation and reduce costs.

Centric Software is majority-owned by Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and PLM solutions.

Centric Software has received multiple industry awards and recognition, including being named by Red Herring to its Top 100 Global list in 2013, 2015 and 2016.  Centric also received various excellence awards from Frost & Sullivan in 2012, 2016 and 2018.

Centric is a registered trademark of Centric Software. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.



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PRN: Grand Opening of the Main Building of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store, a Flagship Store that Promotes ESG Initiatives Committed to Contributing to a Low-Carbon Society Using 100% Renewable Energy for In-House Electric Power Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:27:24 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Grand Opening of the Main Building of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store, a Flagship Store that Promotes ESG Initiatives Committed to Contributing to a Low-Carbon Society Using 100% Renewable Energy for In-House Electric Power


OSAKA, Japan, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores in the J. Front Retailing Group, is pleased to inform that it will hold a grand opening of the "main building of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store" at 13:00 on Friday, September 20, 2019.

Under the store concept "Delight the World - Shinsaibashi, Adored by the World," everything of the new main building of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store including floor composition, item lineups, design and environment has been developed in a bid to create a "new department store that looks toward the future" that had never before existed. It's based on the Group Vision "Create and Bring to Life 'New Happiness'" and aims to continue to offer new values to suit tastes and lifestyles of customers that change with the times.

As a flagship store that promotes ESG initiatives, the main building is the first among the Group to be powered completely by renewable energy for all electricity used in the building. Compared to the old main building prior to rebuilding (FY 2015)*, CO2 emissions will be reduced by approximately 7,000 t-CO2 in FY 2020.

*Due to rebuilding, the structure is not the same as the previous building.


Daimaru Shinsaibashi Store

Sustainability offered by the J. Front Retailing Group

In aiming to bring a sustainable society, the Group has identified the "five materiality issues" as important social/environmental issues to be tackled by the Group with contributing to a low-carbon society, management of the entire supply chain, coexistence with local communities, promotion of diversity and realization of work-life balance.

The Group has set objectives aimed to be achieved in 2030 and in 2050 for each of these materiality issues and is pushing forward initiatives linked with its business strategies.
Together with people, local communities and the environment, the Group will continue to advance its unique initiatives to realize a sustainable society and to bring about new forms of happiness to people's lives.

The main building of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store, a flagship store that promotes ESG initiatives and continues to evolve for the world and toward the future

As a flagship store that promotes ESG initiatives with a particular focus on contribution to a low-carbon society, the main building of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store has launched the following eight initiatives.


  • In rebuilding the main building, the exterior walls of the old building built 86 years ago were preserved and approximately 67% of the 1,254 parts in the removed interior have been reused.
  • Renewable energy will be used for all power used inside the store.
  • All lighting to be used in the building is LED.
  • 70 of the 75 company cars used for out-of-store sales will be switched, one at a time, to electric vehicles. Renewable energy is also planned to be used as power used to charge these vehicles.
  • The terrace and rooftop created by rebuilding the main building will be aggressively greenified (and in addition, bees are planned to be kept in the green area on the rooftop for harvesting honey).
  • Through cooperation from tenants, unified management will be in place for logistics within the building to reduce the time required for deliveries and to eliminate congestion at the time that goods are brought in or taken out. </! li>
  • Us e of packaging materials that are environmentally friendly will be promoted.
  • Collection boxes for clothes will be set up permanently and related events will be promoted.

Store concept for the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store and its five philosophies

Delight the World - "Shinsaibashi, Adored by the World"
Our aim is creating a "stage for stories" that brightens up all people who visit and offering them surprises, discoveries, excitements, and premonitions that may only be encountered here. We offer story-like days from Shinsaibashi to the world.

Philosophies: 5 values to be offered

  1. Reach the highest level of locality and provide globally
  2. Produce a dramatic world view so that customers will become media
  3. Offer highly authentic products with discerning ability regardless of whether they're well known or unknown
  4. Foster "next generation arts and crafts" that find beauty in life and harmonize things and people
  5. Aim to improve and restore civic pride with the local community

Overview of the main building of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store  

Name of facility

The main building of the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store


1-7-1, Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka

Total floor area

Approx. 66,000m2 (former main building: 49,000m2)

Total sales area

Approx. 40,000m2 (former main building: 31,000m2)

Number of floors

11 floors above ground, 3 underground floors (approx. 60 meters high)

Sales areas

10 floors above ground, 2 underground floors

Opening date and time

13:00 on Friday, September 20, 2019

Days closed

New Year's Day and others (unfixed)


Direct connection via underground route from No. 4 exit of Shinsaibashi Station on the Osaka Metro Midosuji line

Floor composition at the Daimaru Shinsaibashi store  

Floor concept



Floor that disseminates Japanese food culture to the world



Floor that disseminates "genuine Japan" to the world through goods and experiences



Floor where tips for future living in Japan can be found



Floor that serves as an oasis in the Shinsaibashi area

Shinsaibashi Hitotoki Terrace


Floor where visitors can experience art and craftspersonship



Floor that provides high quality lifestyles valuing individuality and spontaneousness



Floor that provides the world's latest fashion culture



Floor where visitors can experience the appeals of the world's hottest contemporary designers

Luxury fashion / shoes


Floor where the tradition and present of world-class luxury brands can be experienced

Luxury fashion / fine jewelry


Space of overwhelming beauty

Cosmetics / fashion jewelry


Depachika, or department store's basement food floor, with a selection of new products not available elsewhere

Food / women's accessories


Live kitchen that stimulates the five senses

Shinsaibashi Food Hall

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PRN: Sichuan Airlines successfully completes inaugural direct flight from Chengdu, China to Helsinki, Finland Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:37:42 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Sichuan Airlines successfully completes inaugural direct flight from Chengdu, China to Helsinki, Finland


CHENGDU, China, Sept. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- At 5:39 am local time on September 16, 2019, Sichuan Airlines flight 3U8271, carrying 278 passengers, landed smoothly at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, marking the success of the airline's maiden non-stop flight from Chengdu, China to Helsinki, Finland.

Sichuan Airlines successfully completes inaugural direct flight from Chengdu to Helsinki

A ceremony for the maiden flight and a promotional event for the launch of the new service were then held by Sichuan Airlines in Helsinki, with representatives from the Chinese Embassy in Finland, the Finnish Directorate of Immigration, the Finnish Tourism Board, the municipal governments of Helsinki and Vantaa, Helsinki Business Hub, local travel agencies and Chinese-funded firms in attendance.

The new route was originally to fly directly to Copenhagen. However, the stop in Helsinki was added, transforming the airline's original Chengdu-Copenhagen service to the current Chengdu-Helsinki-Copenhagen service, becoming one that also connects two Nordic cities. The schedule is one flight every Monday and Friday. An Airbus A330 aircraft will service the route, with flight numbers and flight times as follows (all times are local times):

- Westbound: 3U8271, departing from Chengdu at 2:00 am and arriving in Helsinki at 6:00 am, and then departing from Helsinki at 8:35 am and arriving in Copenhagen at 9:10 am;

- Eastbound: 3U8272, departing from Copenhagen at 10:55 am and arriving in Helsinki at 1:35 pm, and then departing from Helsinki at 3:45 pm and arriving in Chengdu the next day at 5:00 am.

Finland is renowned for its Aurora Borealis and winter resorts. It only takes nine hours for travelers to fly from Chengdu to Finland, home of visual phenomena that can only be seen in regions bordering the Arctic Circle and a world of ice and snow.

Passengers of Sichuan Airlines who depart from mainland China/overseas (regional) airports and take connecting flights in Chengdu are entitled to a range of transit benefits, including free accommodation, coffee break service and meal, VIP lounge, rapid security check and visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Sichuan Airlines has launched international non-stop flights from Chengdu to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Helsinki, Istanbul, Rome and Yangon, among other international cities, since the beginning of this year. The airline has gradually expanded their "Panda Route" with international (regional) courses increasing to more than 50 by now.

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