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AIM: Atiku Stands for a Better Nigeria

  [15-February-2019]  

LAGOS, Nigeria, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigerian voters have been asked to "ensure a new dawn that will usher a better Nigeria" by voting for Atiku Abubakar as the next President of the country. Making the request at the continuation of the South East Zone Advocacy and Stakeholders meeting on "Voting Right" by the Atiku Immutable Mandate (AIM) Group in Awka, AIM Group's South-East Zonal Leader Mazi Omife I. Omife noted that the main objective of the meeting is to further enlighten voters on the need to vote for Atiku and how best to thumb print the ballot paper to ensure that their votes really count.

Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, congratulating Channel VAS founder and CEO Bassim Haidar for his company’s growth and latest achievements, during Africa Com in Cape Town, South Africa recently.

Omife restated his stance that the present Buhari government has made Nigeria the poverty capital of the world. He disclosed that "Studies have shown that Nigerians are worse off today than they were four years ag! o", and t hat "Nigeria's GDP per capita has contracted every year since 2015 when it peaked at $2, 693 per head. In 2016, it fell to $2, 171 and $1, 828 in 2017." Quoting the Brookings Institution, he regretted that "about 8, 000 citizens are falling into extreme poverty on a daily basis."

Alluding to data from the World Bank and Renaissance Capital, Omife noted "With 87 million Nigerians living below the $1.90 poverty baseline, almost one out every two nationals (44 percent) lives in extreme poverty. Incidentally, India, which is second in the poverty scale, has 57 million people that are extremely poor, representing just 4.4 percent of its 1.3 billion population."

He lamented that "access to capital by entrepreneurs remains a problem as only 23 percent of businesses can get needed financing," hence the nation's economy is in dire strait. He therefore urged Nigerians to ensure that electing Atiku Abubakar as the next President of Nigeria turns around the present situation that has occasioned a very precarious socio-economic situation in the country.

Omife reiterated the ten reasons advanced by Atiku why Nigerians should vote for him. The first is that Atiku will build and empower the youth. The second is that Atiku will create jobs. The third is that Atiku will not discriminate. The fourth is that he will respect the Rule of Law. The fifth reason that Nigerians should vote for Atiku is that he will revamp education at basic and higher levels. The sixth, Atiku will lift 50 million people out of extreme poverty. The seventh is that he will rapidly develop infrastructure. The eight is that he will ensure resource control. The ninth is that Atiku will make power work and the tenth reason while Nigerians should vote for Atiku is because he will protect Nigerians.

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PRN: Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East Celebrate Super Speeds with OPPO Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:29:46 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525199.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525199.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East Celebrate Super Speeds with OPPO

  [15-February-2019]  

DUBAI, UAE, February 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

This weekend the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East 2019 racing championship will kick off at the Dubai Autodrome, with OPPO - a leading global smartphone brand-bringing UAE fans even closer to the action. The Middle East racing series first debuted in 2017 and runs alongside three long-standing continental series in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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This year will be the first Lamborghini Super Trofeo season since Automobili Lamborghini and OPPO announced a global partnership covering a range of brand activities and product innovations. This included the launch of an OPPO Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition in 2018, which was the first smartphone to include OPPO's proprietary SuperVOOC flash charging technology-enabling a full recharge in just 35 minutes as the fastest smartphone charging technology in the world.

The partnership will come alive again at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East races as OPPO invites racing fans, partners, and celebrities from the region to experience the thrill of Lamborghini Super Trofeo live from the track.

Races will begin at the Dubai Autodrome on February 15 and 16 and then move to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi from February 21 to 23. For the first time, the winners of each class will be admitted to the World Finals, Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) - October 24 - 27, the culmination of the sports season of Sant'Agata Bolognese. Racing fans can attend the two UAE events free of charge.

"Today OPPO and Lamborghini share core company values, such as the relentless pursuit of perfection in product design and user experience," says Any Shi, President of OPPO Middle East & Africa. "Visitors to the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East 2019 will see those values come to life on the track, and together we are thrilled to be giving OPPO fans this unique experience."

Automobili Lamborghini has been part of the evolution of the automotive industry and has become an iconic brand across the globe. Lamborghini's choice of OPPO as an exclusive smartphone partner was announced in June 2018, with the OPPO Find X Automobili Lamborghini Edition making its way to the UAE in September 2018.

The partnership was in part inspired by OPPO's VOOC Flash Charge technology. The industry's first flash charging system implements a more efficient and powerful charging design, making it safer to use OPPO phones while charging and allowing for much faster charging speeds than ever before. The technology is now used in over 100 million smartphones worldwide.

This year OPPO will continue to adjust its product line to offer more premium series to young consumers in the region. To support that repositioning, OPPO has recently launched its second regional hub in Dubai as its new center of operations for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. 

About OPPO 

OPPO is a leading global smartphone brand, dedicated to providing products infused with art and innovative technology. Based on the brand elements of young, trend-setting and beauty, OPPO brings consumers delighted experience of digital life.

For the last 10 years, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones, while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. OPPO started the era of Selfie beautification, and was the first brand to launch smartphones with 5MP and 16MP front cameras. OPPO was also the first brand to introduce the motorized rotating camera, the Ultra HD feature and the 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology. OPPO's Selfie Expert F series launched in 2016 drove a Selfie trend in the smartphone industry.

In 2017, OPPO was ranked as the number 4 smartphone brand globally, according to IDC. Today OPPO's business covers 40 countries and regions, and has 6 research centers worldwide, providing excellent smartphone photography experience to more and more young people around the world.

About OPPO MEA 

In 2015, OPPO entered the Egyptian market. In 2016, OPPO set up its Middle East & Africa Sales Center in Cairo. The markets OPPO has entered in the Middle East and Africa include: Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kenya and Nigeria.

OPPO set up its factory in Algeria in 2017, which made OPPO the first Chinese brand setting up factory in North Africa. Now, the factory goes into production.

Based on the insights of local consumers in each country, OPPO MEA has started the progress of localization. And the localization includes all the perspectives towards each market - product localization, to further meet the core needs of users; marketing localization, to better communicate with local young customers; and team localization, to know our local consumers further and provide better service to the consumers.

Within the last year, OPPO has started to adjust its product line in the Middle East region specifically. This has included the launch of its flagship OPPO Find X smartphone and the introduction of the OPPO R Series. OPPO will continue to evolve its local product line to offer more premium series to young consumers in the region.    

 

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PRN: Kochava Announces Latest Enhancements to IdentityLink, Giving Marketers a Clearer View of Their User Journeys Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:20:13 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525198.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525198.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Kochava Announces Latest Enhancements to IdentityLink, Giving Marketers a Clearer View of Their User Journeys

  [15-February-2019]  

Delivering deterministic attribution to mobile web channels, IdentityLink adds improved visibility into performance across all devices and marketing channels.

SANDPOINT, Idaho, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Kochava Inc. (www.kochava.com), the industry leader in measurement, attribution and data solutions for connected devices, announced the latest enhancements to its IdentityLink offering, extending deterministic attribution to mobile web channels. Marketers gain an even more complete view of users' true interactions with their advertising.

Kochava offers a unique, unbiased analytics platform to measure mobile attribution, track app installs, and optimize media spend.

Kochava first released IdentityLink in 2012, enabling the platform to digest unique identifiers about audiences from customer sources (CRM, POS, or other internal user identifiers). This powered people-based attribution for comprehensive cross-device measurement for marketers.

For more information, visit https://www.kochava.com/kochava-difference/one-powerful-and-flexible-sdk/identitylink.

Mobile marketers have long faced the challenge of obtaining precision attribution for ads displayed on mobile web channels, with probabilistic methods imparting an unwanted margin of error. Now, data-driven marketers can put the guesswork behind them and benefit from deterministic attribution on all their digital marketing campaigns. Through IdentityLink, Kochava builds a unique bridge between a user's interactions with ads across in-app and mobile web environments on the same device.

In today's complex landscape of digital advertising, performance marketers require innovative, performance attribution for a detailed understanding of users' device profiles and behavior. Kochava measures signals across mobile and online ads, in-app promotions, SMS, search, social, email, wearables, ibeacon, TV, AR, VR, OTT, FireTV, home automation, connected auto, chat bots, and more. All these vectors of data are fed into the Kochava data model where, through the presentation layer, marketers are able to slice and dice their data with great granularity to visualize and improve performance, optimize in real time, and drive ROAS and business outcomes.

For some brands, a great majority of their advertising dollars may be spent through media partners on an increasing variety of platforms; the arrival of deterministic attribution in this space will have a major impact. Brands can now understand the true reach of their marketing campaigns. The outcome is improved visibility and accuracy of performance across all devices including both organic and paid channels.

"Over the past few years, we've pulled our ad spend from dozens of networks because probabilistic attribution, which is the only way anyone has been able to measure over mobile web, is inherently susceptible to fraud. Our position has been one of zero tolerance," said Scott Bauer, Head of User Acquisition, GSN Games. "The addition of deterministic attribution for mobile web from Kochava means we can revisit opportunities with traffic sources in that space. It's a game changer."

"We are pleased to announce the latest enhancements to IdentityLink, providing our marketers with the clearest view yet of their users' journey," said Jason Hicks, VP Marketing & Client Partnerships. "Our longtime offering for bridging user activity across platforms is now even more powerful with our latest deterministic matching capabilities extending to mobile web."

To learn more about IdentityLink from Kochava, visit https://www.kochava.com/kochava-difference/one-powerful-and-flexible-sdk/identitylink/ or contact info@kochava.com.

About Kochava
Kochava Inc. (www.kochava.com) offers a unique, holistic and unbiased analytics platform to plan, target, engage, measure and optimize media spend. The Kochava platform for mobile and connected devices combines potent features and global coverage with thousands of network and publisher integrations, allowing advertisers to target audiences and measure campaign performance with precision. Real-time customizable visualizations give users fluid access to a full spectrum of data points, providing robust segmentation capabilities and real-time actionability. Yielding the most powerful tools in the ecosystem, Kochava is chosen by top brands across industry verticals to measure the largest and most sophisticated ad campaigns.

Contact: 
Ben Stein 
VP of Marketing, Kochava 
press@kochava.com
1-855-562-4282

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PRN: Citycon Plans to Carry out a Reverse Share Split Fri, 15 Feb 2019 13:24:06 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525196.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525196.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Citycon Plans to Carry out a Reverse Share Split

  [15-February-2019]  

CITYCON OYJ   Stock Exchange Release   15 February 2019 at 18:25 hrs

HELSINKI, Finland, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Citycon Oyj ("Citycon" or the "Company") plans to reduce the number of all shares in the Company through a reverse share split procedure so that each five shares shall be merged to one share. The Board of Directors of Citycon proposes the reverse share split to the Annual General Meeting to be held on 13 March 2019. The proposal by the Company's Board of Directors in its entirety may be found from the Company's website www.citycon.com and in the notice to Citycon's Annual General Meeting that will be published later on 15 February 2019. This Stock Exchange Release is a summary of the mentioned proposal of the Board of Directors.

The purpose of merging the shares is to facilitate trade in the Company's shares by increasing the value of an individual share as well as to increase flexibility in connection with a possible distribution of funds. The Board of Directors thus holds that merging the shares is in the interest of the Company and all of its shareholders and that the Company therefore has a weighty financial reason for the reverse share split and the related redemption of shares. The reverse share split does not affect the Company's equity. The reverse split requires the approval by the Annual General Meeting.

The procedure of reverse share split will not require actions from the shareholders. It will not decrease the value of the investment of a shareholder and will not have an impact on the aggregate amounts or payment schedule of any dividend and/or equity repayment to be distributed for the financial year 2018.

The reverse share split will be carried out by redeeming without compensation, in deviation from the proportional shareholdings of shareholders as set out in the Chapter 15, Section 9 of the Companies Act, from every shareholder of Citycon a number of shares corresponding to the result of multiplying the number of shares on each book-entry account on the reverse split date by a coefficient of 4/5, i.e. for each existing five shares, four shares will be redeemed. The number of shares owned by each shareholder will be determined separately for each book-entry account. In order to avoid share fractions, the number of shares redeemed from each shareholder will, if necessary, be rounded up to the nearest whole share.

The fractions of shares redeemed due to the rounding-up will be merged, sold and paid to the respective shareholders in cash. If a shareholder owns less than five shares, all of the shares owned by the shareholder in the Company will be redeemed. In such an event, the shares will be sold on behalf of the shareholder and the proceeds from the sale will be paid to the shareholder in the same way as the proceeds acquired from the sale of the fractions of shares redeemed due to the rounding-up. In other respects, the redemption will be carried out without compensation. The total amount of shares to be redeemed without compensation, and cancelled immediately in connection thereto, is a maximum of 711,994,100 excluding the fractions of shares redeemed due to the rounding-up.

The reverse split date, on the basis of which the shareholders' right to proceeds acquired from the sale of shares redeemed due to the rounding-up is determined, is 15 March 2019. The reverse share split will be executed in the book-entry system after the close of trading on the reverse split date. The cancellation of shares and the new total number of shares in the Company will be evidenced in the Trade Register on or about 18 March 2019 at the latest. Trading with the new total number of the Company's shares will commence on Nasdaq Helsinki with a new ISIN code on or about 18 March 2019. Proceeds acquired from the shares sold due to the rounding-up will be paid to shareholders entitled thereto on or about 25 March 2019.

It is also proposed to the Annual General Meeting that it would resolve to revoke the earlier authorisations of the Board of Directors to decide on the issuance of shares and special rights entitling to shares as well as on the repurchase and/or acceptance as pledge of the Company's own shares and substitute these with new authorisations, which take into account the reduced number of shares due to the reverse share split.

If the general meeting approves the reverse share split, the Board of Directors will amend the Company's share-based incentive schemes in such manner that the reverse share split will be taken into account therein.

Before carrying out the reverse share split, the Company will, if necessary, cancel such number of its shares that the total number of issued shares in the Company will be divisible by five before the reverse share split. Based on the current total number of issued shares in the Company, the Company has today resolved to cancel three of its shares at the request of a shareholder.

Espoo, 15 February 2019

CITYCON OYJ                    

Board of Directors

For further information, please contact:

Eero Sihvonen

Executive VP and CFO

Tel. +358-50-557-9137

eero.sihvonen@citycon.com

Mikko Pohjala

IR and Communications Director

Tel. +358-40-838-0709

mikko.pohjala@citycon.com

Citycon is a leading owner, manager and developer of urban, grocery-anchored shopping centres in the Nordic region, managing assets that total approximately EUR 4.5 billion. Citycon is No. 1 shopping centre owner in Finland and among the market leaders in Norway, Sweden and Estonia.Citycon has also established a foothold in Denmark.

Citycon has investment-grade credit ratings from Moody's (Baa2) and Standard & Poor's (BBB). Citycon Oyj's share is listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.

www.citycon.com

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Company Codes: Bloomberg:CTY1S@FH, Helsinki:CTY1S, ISIN:FI0009002471, RICS:CTY1S.HE
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PRN: Temsa Delivered 25 Ecofriendly Buses to Kaunas Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:50:22 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525190.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525190.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Temsa Delivered 25 Ecofriendly Buses to Kaunas

  [15-February-2019]  

KAUNAS, Lithuania, February 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

TEMSA, which currently has nearly 15 thousand coaches and buses on the roads of 66 countries across the world, won the contract for public transportation buses by the local municipality of Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania. The 25 units of TEMSA LF 12 that will serve the city were delivered at a ceremony prior to February 16, the Independence Day of Lithuania.  

With over half a century of experience in manufacturing coaches, buses and midibuses, TEMSA (https://europe.temsa.com/) is among the leading automotive brands worldwide and continues to reinforce its position in the European market. TEMSA's most recent success was a delivery to expand the public transportation fleet of Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania, which is among the leading European economies.

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PRESENTED TO THE PEOPLE OF KAUNAS ON INDEPENDENCE DAY 

UAB Kautra, Temsa's Lithuanian dealer of nearly 15 years, was awarded the contract by the Kaunas Municipality, and delivered 25 LF 12 buses to the city at a ceremony on February 12.

ASPIRING TO BRING EXPERIENCE IN ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO LITHUANIA AS WELL  

Hakan Koralp, Chief Sales Officer at TEMSA, emphasized that the company is striving for a more sustainable world with ecofriendly models, which are developed and tailored to passenger and driver needs and expectations, "At TEMSA, we work on increasing the efficiency and reducing fuel consumption of these vehicles, as well as electric vehicles that will shape the automotive industry. With two different vehicles, 9 and 12 meters in length, we are currently among the very few automotive companies ready for serial production of multiple alternatives. We would be proud and delighted to bring our experience in electric vehicles soon to Lithuania as well."

Standing out with low fuel consumption  

- The LF 12, developed by TEMSA, is among the most preferred models in Europe, especially by municipalities.

- Offered to the users with a tailored design approach and production methods, the LF 12 comes to the forefront among competitors with lower fuel consumption.

- The LF 12 enables easy maintenance, thanks to mechanical chassis and body connections, and minimizes possible buckling on uneven surfaces and inclined roads while driving. With this feature, travel comfort is maintained while vehicle durability is maximized.

All parts recyclable and renewable  

- The LF 12 makes a difference in public transport with low fuel consumption, low operating costs, high performance on inclinations and superior equipment features.

- In addition to the comfort of the passengers, the drivers' safety and ergonomics are also considered in design. In the driver section, road information, vehicle performance and alerts are communicated instantly via a computer system. Featuring a mirror and camera system, the LF 12 enables the drivers to easily monitor the road, passengers and their access/exit.

https://europe.temsa.com/

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PRN: Björn Borg and Robyn Presents RBN Fri, 15 Feb 2019 11:29:50 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525189.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525189.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Björn Borg and Robyn Presents RBN

  [15-February-2019]  

STOCKHOLM, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Swedish sports fashion brand Björn Borg releases their exclusive capsule collection RBN with international pop star and fashion icon Robyn. The modern unisex collection presents a mixture of edgy sportswear and street fashion. 

Björn Borg and Robyn put their heads together to create RBN. The capsule collection is developed by Robyn together with renowned stylist Naomi Itkes and Björn Borg's design team. The limited collection consists of 23 pieces of clothing in different colourways.

It is modern and non-gender specific; a mix of sportswear, streetwear and fashionable workwear. Inspired by some of Robyn's favourite garments and some of the pieces in Björn Borg's archive dating back to the 80's, it offers full looks with fleece hoodies, tracksuits, polo shirts, underwear and socks.

"RBN reflects my love for street style and how it's signaled in youth culture, it is inspired by my favourite garments throughout the years. I thought it would be cool to make gear that I can wear both to go out running and clubbing in", says Robyn.

Mija Nideborn Design Director at Björn Borg, about the collection: "The RBN collection really captures what Björn Borg is all about â€�“ a contemporary fusion of sportswear and fashion. It is Robyn's creative vision mixed with our brand DNA, a flirt with the street fashion of today."

As part of the RBN launch, Robyn releases her new music video â€�“ featuring her song "Send to Robin Immediately". The global launch is happening at Browns East in London on February 15th and is followed by an after party where Robyn and special guests will DJ - More details.

Collection available at:

Björn Borg

Browns

Opening Ceremony

Almost Not Done

A Place

Yme Studios 

Stadium

Music Video: HERE 

Download press shots of Robyn: HERE

For more information, campaign videos & pictures, flat shots, please contact: 

Emma Bengtsson
emma.bengtsson@bjornborg.com 
+46-730579820
Brand Communications Manager 

This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com

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Company Codes: Bloomberg:BORG@SS, ISIN:SE0011036821, RICS:BORG.ST, Stockholm:BORG
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PRN: Health Conscious Consumers Turn Attention to Advanced Food Processing Tech Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:20:24 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525188.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525188.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Health Conscious Consumers Turn Attention to Advanced Food Processing Tech

  [15-February-2019]  

FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Food processing equipment is profoundly popular among consumers and companies involved in the food industry. Processing equipment is used to transform raw materials into food items through various chemical and physical means. The equipment allows the user to transform the food in a much faster and simpler way and is even available in various categories such as slicers, dryers, separators, chillers, mixers, grinders, and homogenizers. According to data compiled by Acumen Research and Consulting, the global food processing equipment market is projected to grow to around USD 718.9 Billion by 2026 while growing at a CAGR of 25.2%. The research also suggests that increasing health consciousness and dietary changes are causing the acceleration of the market. Among the types of equipment, pasta and bakery equipment are projected to increase at a ! faster ra te. Based on application, the poultry, meat, and seafood sub-segments account for the largest shares of the market, followed the beverage sub-segment. PCT Ltd. (OTC: PCTL), Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR), BRF S.A. (NYSE: BRFS), Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) 

Producers in the food industry are now replacing their old machinery with new technologically advanced equipment. The innovative equipment is allowing these producers to meet the demands of consumers while also cutting costs. While providing cheaper alternatives is a bonus for many companies, equipment is required to meet the regulations set forth by the Food Safety Modernization Act. The act calls for sanitary and disinfected equipment to be used in order to avoid contamination and the spread of potentially harmful germs. As a result, many companies use chemical products like chlorine and quaternary, however, now there is equipment that disinfects food for the producers themselves. "Cleaning and disinfecting in the food industry is a crucial part of the production cycle; these activities can have devastating consequences if not done properly. Both form the basis of being able to deliver and guarantee a safe end product. However, it is not an easy task," said Mike Taylor, Senior Chemist and Regulatory Manager, Christeyns Food Hygiene.

PCT Ltd. (OTC: PCTL) through its operating subsidiary, Paradigm Convergence Technologies Corporation (PCT Corp), a leader in environmentally safe, non-toxic, antimicrobial solutions, announced earlier this week that, "it has received a repeat order for two large volume Hydrolyte® Systems from one of its existing food processing customers. The referenced food processing customer's plant currently has two systems at one facility and purchased another large volume system from PCT as a result of their 2018 plant expansion. 

Jody Read, CEO of PCT LTD, commented, 'PCT's history of providing its customers with quality equipment that is designed for supportability and built with higher standards has allowed PCT's systems to last longer and with minimal downtime. Our R&D group, headed by Stuart Emmons, P.E., has developed newer and better designs as well as improved reliability.'

PCT's new design is being incorporated into all its large volume Hydrolyte® systems that are being used in Agricultural and Oil & Gas markets. The ability to produce thousands of gallons per day, per system, allows for the post-harvest disinfection of fruits and vegetables for agricultural food processing. The Hydrolyte® fluid solutions can also be used to treat existing oil or gas wells to reduce hydrogen sulfide in "sour wells," to reduce maintenance problems, and also to disinfect fracking water used in hydraulic fracturing.

About PCT LTD: PCT LTD ("PCTL") focuses its business on acquiring, developing and providing sustainable, environmentally safe disinfecting and tracking technologies products. The company acquires and holds rights to innovative products and technologies, which are commercialized through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, Paradigm Convergence Technologies Corporation (PCT Corp). Currently trading on OTC, "PCTL" aspires to and is actively engaged in preparations for up-listing its common stock to a national securities exchange. The Company established entry into its target markets with commercially-viable products and now prepares to gain market share.

PCT Corp's business mission is to profitably provide state-of-the-art Electro-Chemical Activation equipment, disinfecting fluid solutions and PCT Corp's patented tracking system to hospitals and other facilities for the documentable remediation of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI's) from organisms such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff.), MRSA, VRE, CRE, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas, as well as to sell ECA fluid solutions to agricultural markets for the remediation, control and suppression of microbial contamination and disease of certain commercial crops. The Company's primary fluid solution, branded Hydrolyte®, is an EPA registered "hospital-level" disinfectant effective against common healthcare pathogens such as Tuberculosis (TB), HIV-1, Hepatitis C, Norovirus, Rhinovirus, Influenza A, Candida albicans, and more; food processing bacteria including E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella; and organisms of veterinarian concern such as parvovirus, distemper and Bor! detella. PCT Corp.'s proprietary equipment product line includes: 1) PCT Hydrolyte® Generators, 2) PCT Annihilyzer® Infection Control Systems, and 3) SurvivaLyte® equipment. The Hydrolyte® Generators produce large volumes of electrolyzed water for the agriculture, oil and gas, and fluid distribution markets. The Annihilyzer® Infection Control Systems, which boast patented RFID material tracking technology, Electrostatic Smart Applicators, on-site automated ECA generators, and Green Seal standards containing stringent performance, health, and sustainability criteria, are ideal for hospitals and healthcare facilities. The SurvivaLyte® unit is a portable, small volume generator with applications such as disaster recovery, emergency preparedness, remote on-site needs, farm and ranch, and personal use. PCT Corp's unique patented systems and human-safe products provide next-generation cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting and decontaminating fluid solutions to the ever-present problems! of micro bial infection and infestation."

Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG), headquartered in Chicago, is one of North America's leading branded food companies. Guided by an entrepreneurial spirit, Conagra Brands combines a rich heritage of making great food with a sharpened focus on innovation. The Company's portfolio is evolving to satisfy people's changing food preferences. Recently, Conagra Brands, Inc. announced that it has completed the divestiture of its Canadian Del Monte processed fruit and vegetable business to Bonduelle Group. The transaction is valued at approximately CAD 43 Million, which is approximately USD 32 Million at the current exchange rate.

Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) is a global developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, pet food, feed, industrial, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries. With operations on five continents, the Company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides. Darling Ingredients Inc. recently announced that it has acquired the stock of PPH Conto Ltd., a food grade animal fat processing facility in Lubien Kujawski, Poland. "Poland is one of! the fast est growing meat production areas in Europe," said Mr. Randall C. Stuewe, Darling Ingredients Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The acquisition of Conto provides us the opportunity to strengthen our current position in this important growth area and enlarge our production portfolio with high end food grade fats. This will enable us to expand our service portfolio not only in Poland but across Europe for both our customers as well as to our suppliers," concluded Mr. Stuewe.

BRF S.A. (NYSE: BRFS) was the first company in the food and beverages sector to adopt B3's Novo Mercado regulations on April 12, 2006, adhering to the Market Arbitration Panel as enshrined in the commitment clause in its social statute. BRF S.A. recently informed its shareholders and to the market in general that executed with Marfrig Global Foods S.A., a Sale and Purchase Agreement of the Shares issued by QuickFood S.A., a leading Company in the production of beef-based processed food in Argentina, controlled by the Company, by means of which Marfrig has agreed to acquire 91.89% of its capital stock, for an Enterprise Value, equivalent to this participation, of USD 60,000,000.00. Quickfood operates 3 plants located in San Jorge, Baradero, and Arroyo Seco, with a slaughtering capacity of 620 heads/day and a processing capacity of approximatel! y 6 thous and metric tons/month of hamburgers, franks, cold products, and frozen vegetables. BRF further informs that, on the same date, it executed: (i) contracts, which provide for the commitment, by Marfrig, to acquire real estate and equipment from BRF's unit located in Várzea Grande-MT, in the amount of BRL 100,000,000.00 and (ii) a Supply Agreement, by means of which Marfrig has undertaken to provide to the Company finished goods, such as hamburgers, meatballs, kibbehs, among others, with a term of 60 (sixty) months.

Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is a leading food and beverage company and the largest processor and direct-to-store distributor of fresh fluid milk and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. Recently. DairyPure® and TruMoo®, two of the largest brands within the Dean Foods Company portfolio, launched its plan to "Share the Goodness" by partnering with consumers to donate 500,000 meals* to Feeding America®, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization. "Dean Foods has been proud to support Feeding America for the last decade. To kick off this year's campaign, our employees volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank in October," said Joe Reske, Senior Director, Marketing, DairyPure. "We are thrilled to continue this long-standing partnership to help drive much-needed awareness to the issue of hunger and to shed light on the work that still n! eeds to b e done. Every donation counts!"

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PRN: Digital Workplace Market Worth $35.7 Billion by 2023 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™ Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:20:12 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525186.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525186.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Digital Workplace Market Worth $35.7 Billion by 2023 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

  [15-February-2019]  

CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Digital Workplace Market by Component (Solutions and Services), Organization Size, Vertical (BFSI, Telecommunications and ITEs, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Consumer Goods, and Manufacturing), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023", published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Digital Workplace Market is expected to grow from USD 13.4 billion in 2018 to USD 35.7 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 21.7% during the forecast period.

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The major factors driving the Digital Workplace Market includes availability of new technologies and tools, employees' demand for greater flexibility in terms of work-life balance, and reduction in Operational Expenditure (OPEX). 

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The unified communication and content collaboration segment is expected to hold the largest market size in the global Digital Workplace Market during the forecast period

Unified communications and collaboration technologies leverage the BYOD trend and integrate mobile capabilities, such as messaging, telephony, and video conferencing, thereby offering the benefits of communication capabilities on a ubiquitous, anytime basis. This has transformed the capabilities of the mobile workforce across multiple industries. The need to access unified communications through a common interface is driving the market.

The telecommunication and ITES vertical is expected to hold the largest market size in the global Digital Workplace Market during the forecast period

Telecommunications and ITES is the most significant vertical in the Digital Workplace Market. Telecom companies have to manage a huge customer base, fulfill continuously changing customer demands, and offer a variety of mobile services, TV, and phone and wireless services through various devices. Handling such complex and confidential data makes it important for this vertical to adopt digital workplace practices and enhance customer satisfaction, adopt digitalization, and maintain its competitive position in the market.

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North America is estimated to have the largest market size in the global Digital Workplace Market during the forecast period

North America is estimated to account for the highest share of the market in 2018. The region comprises developed countries, such as the US and Canada, and is considered the most advanced region in terms of adopting new and emerging technologies. Moreover, the North American region exhibits a wide presence of key industry players offering digital workplace, and its financial position enables it to invest majorly in the leading tools and technologies for effective business operations

Major vendors offering digital workplace across the globe include IBM (US), Atos (France), Wipro (India), DXC Technology (US), NTT Data (Japan), Citrix (US), Unisys (US), Capgemini (France), Cognizant (US), Accenture (Ireland), TCS (India), CompuCom (US), HCL (India), Stefanini (US), Getronics (Netherlands) and Computacenter (UK).

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Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets™ are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model â€�“ GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. MarketsandMarkets™ now coming up with 1,500 MicroQuadrants (Positioning top players across leaders, emerging companies, innovators, strategic players) annually in high growth emerging segments. MarketsandMarkets™ is determined to benefit more than 10,000 companies this year for their revenue planning and help them take their innovations/disruptions early to the market by providing them research ahead of the curve.

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PRN: Absolute Digital Media Shortlisted For Charity Campaign of the Year at the UK Biddable Media Awards 2019 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:58:53 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525183.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525183.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Absolute Digital Media Shortlisted For Charity Campaign of the Year at the UK Biddable Media Awards 2019

  [15-February-2019]  

LONDON, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 2019 is off to a strong start for the team at Absolute Digital Media. Following their exciting new rebrand, they have now been nominated for Charity Campaign of the Year at the UK Biddable Awards for their work with The National Childbirth Trust (NCT).

UK Biddable Awards (PRNewsfoto/Absolute Digital Media)

NCT helps new and expecting parents to overcome the common challenges of parenthood, ensuring they are prepared and fully supported in the first 1,000 days. They approached Absolute Digital Media seeking support in enhancing their PPC campaigns and managing their Google Grant process.

With strict guidelines to follow to secure and maintain the Google Grant and a goal to improve cost per click and conversion rates, Absolute Digital Media put together a fully tailored, innovative PPC campaign to ensure these goals were reached. They secured a 15.25% improvement in cost-per-click, a 214% rise in click-through rate and a 2% rise in conversions for their antenatal and prenatal courses.

When asked about the nomination, CEO Ben Austin commented:

"We are very proud to announce that our experienced team has been shortlisted for the Charity Campaign of the Year for our work with NCT, at the UK Biddable Media Awards 2019. Our experienced team have worked hard to secure the results this charity deserves, and we're looking forward to celebrating our nomination alongside other biddable media companies in March."

The winners will be announced at the UK Biddable Media Awards ceremony on March 7th. The event will take place at London's Montcalm Marble Arch.

For more information on how the team at Absolute Digital Media can help you to achieve your business goals, get in touch with them online.

 

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PRN: Business Reporter - Dealing With the Deluge of Data from Smart Cities Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:34:03 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525181.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525181.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Business Reporter - Dealing With the Deluge of Data from Smart Cities

  [15-February-2019]  

LONDON, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Interconnection Index Volume 2" (GXI Vol.2) published by Equinix, is a comprehensive market study that measures and forecasts data growth. To manage the challenge of unprecedented data growth, it is imperative to develop digital infrastructures that can handle current and future data demands.

Our increasingly digitalised world bears testament to the ubiquity of data and IoT devices. Cisco predicts that by 2022, the number of connected mobile devices around the world will reach 12.3 billion, up from 8.6 billion in 2017. The Internet of Things (IoT) has also provided a foundation for smart city technology. Smart cities integrate information technology with IoT devices, to optimise the efficiency of operations and services.

However, the adoption of smart city technology will place huge levels of strain on legacy infrastructure, due to the large quantities of data generated. The GXI Vol.2 alludes to the growing demands of data. It predicts the growth rate of interconnection bandwidth â€�“ the private exchange of data between companies away from the public internet â€�“ will outpace the growth of internet traffic by nearly two times, and will be ten times the volume by 2021. This itself highlights the pressing need to have a good understanding of data growth to support digital infrastructures.

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Business Reporter is distributed with The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and City AM, each of our publications reaches an average of 1.5 million people.

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Above all, Business Reporter's commitment is to make meaningful analysis for every business owner. Whether individuals are running a small business, the head of a local company or an executive in a multinational corporation, there will be something for them at Business Reporter.

 

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PRN: JTI Awarded Top Employer for the 5th Consecutive Year Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:07:44 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525168.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525168.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

JTI Awarded Top Employer for the 5th Consecutive Year

  [15-February-2019]  

GENEVA, February 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

Recognition for excellent work conditions in 53 countries across Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North America

During the annual ceremony in Amsterdam yesterday, JTI was awarded Top Employer for the 5th year running, sharing the prestigious recognition with a selected group of only 14 companies worldwide. In addition to the global award, JTI was also certified regionally as Top Employer Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and North America across an unprecedented 58 JTI offices in 53 countries[1].

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Howard Parks, JTI's Senior Vice President of HR and Executive Committee member shared his views on why JTI consistently ranks amongst the world's best employers: "Above all, it's our employees who make JTI a Top Employer. Like investors, they truly care about the future success of our organization while we also believe that when they succeed, we succeed. By benchmarking our people-practices against the world's leading Top Employers, we always ensure that our organization remains an employer of choice for current and future employees."

JTI's best-in-class HR practices are not only recognized by the Top Employers Institute, but equally valued by its nearly 45,000 employees worldwide: In JTI's recent global Employee Engagement Survey, 95% of employees believed strongly in the values and objectives of JTI, 95% are willing to go the extra mile to help the company succeed, and 89% of employees said they would recommend JTI to a friend as a great place to work.

JTI's offices across the globe were recognized for their excellent employee conditions, outstanding opportunities for learning and development, and best-in-class HR practices, as confirmed by an independent assessment undertaken by the Top Employers Institute.

"We are delighted to support JTI's ambition to continuously improve the HR policies that affect close to 45,000 employees worldwide. Over the years, we have seen great progress with regards to best in class talent practices throughout the organization. This is proven by the consistent presence of JTI in the top regional ratings and one of the first companies to be certified as Global Top Employers since 2015," said David Plink, CEO of Top Employers Institute.

About JTI 

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 130 countries. It is the global owner of both Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel, outside the USA and has the largest share in sales for both brands. Other global brands include Mevius and LD. With its internationally recognized brand Logic, JTI is also a major player in the e-cigarette market and has, since 2011, been present in the heated tobacco category with Ploom. Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, JTI employs close to 45,000 people and was awarded Global Top Employer for four consecutive years. JTI is a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information, visit www.jti.com.

1. 1 Europe: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, < span class="xn-location">Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and United Kingdom Asia Pacific: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore and Thailand Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia and Zambia North America: Canada, Mexico and United States Middle East: Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and United Arab Emirates Country Certification only: Brazil

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PRN: Global Business Summit to Address Challenges of a World in Transition Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:20:21 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525162.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525162.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Global Business Summit to Address Challenges of a World in Transition

  [15-February-2019]  

NEW DELHI, February 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

5th Edition of The Global Business Summit to be held on 22nd and 23rd February 2019 in New Delhi to witness presence of global CEOs, economists, innovators, young entrepreneurs and high-ranking government representatives 

Under the umbrella theme of sustainability, scalability and social change the eminent speakers at the Global Business Summit 2019 (http://www.et-gbs.com) will discuss the challenges of a world in transition as a result of a highly digital and an emerging shared economy. The Global Business Summit 2019 presented by The Economic Times and YES BANK and powered by Facebook, will be held on 22nd and 23rd February in New Delhi. The Hon'ble Prime Minister, Government of India, Narendra Modi will address the summit as the Chief Guest.


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"The much anticipated 5th The Global Business Summit will highlight the changing narrative brought about by geo-political risks and new global economic order. We are stoked by the response received so far and are geared up to host yet another headline making and change inspiring confluence of leaders," said Vineet Jain, Managing Director, Times Group.

The summit which offers a strong platform for delegates to undertake Business to Business, Government to Government and Business to Government meetings is expected to bring together over 2,000 delegates from UK, Ireland, Maldives, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Jamaica, Poland, Oman, Cyprus and India.

A glimpse of the speakers:

  • Punit Renjen, Global CEO, Deloitte
  • Paul Hermelin, CEO, Capgemini
  • Gopichand P Hinduja, Co-Chairman, Hinduja Group
  • Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder, Airbnb
  • Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva
  • Martin Eberhard, Co-Founder, Tesla
  • Alan Mamedi, Co-Founder & CEO, TrueCaller
  • Michael Ward, CEO, Harrods
  • Natalia Vodianova, Supermodel, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur, Founder Elbi

The agenda includes power packed sessions:

  • Global CEO's Panel: Navigating A World in Transition
  • Brexit Panel
  • Driving Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Radical Transformation
  • The Digital Advantage: Outperforming the Competition
  • Panel Discussion on Data Regulation, Privacy & Transparency: Striking the Right Balance

The summit will also host sessions on: Infrastructure, Women Leadership, Ease of Doing Business and Sustainability. The session titled DisrupteX will be addressed by leaders who choose to do things their way.

For more information on the Global Business Summit, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit http://www.et-gbs.com.

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PRN: Citycon's Sustainability Accounts for 2018 Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:57:53 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525158.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525158.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Citycon's Sustainability Accounts for 2018 Published

  [15-February-2019]  

HELSINKI, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 

CITYCON OYJ Investor News

Citycon Oyj's Sustainability Accounts for 2018 has been published today. The Sustainability Accounts provides information on the sustainability issues that matter the most to Citycon and its stakeholders, describes the company's environmental and social performance, as well as sustainability highlights in 2018. The Sustainability Accounts also includes an interview with the new CEO and COO as well as more case examples than previously.

The Sustainability Accounts is attached to this release and is also available on the company's website at https://www.citycon.com/sustainability.

Citycon is a leading owner, manager and developer of urban, grocery-anchored shopping centres in the Nordic region, managing assets that total approximately EUR 4.5 billion. Citycon is No. 1 shopping centre owner in Finland and among the market leaders in Norway, Sweden and Estonia. Citycon has also established a foothold in Denmark. Citycon has investment-grade credit ratings from Moody's (Baa2) and Standard & Poor's (BBB). Citycon Oyj's share is listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.

For further information, please contact:
Wilhelm Ehrnrooth
Corporate Sustainability Analyst
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PRN: 5,000 Jobs Now Created by Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:48:24 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525155.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525155.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

5,000 Jobs Now Created by Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme

  [15-February-2019]  

CARDIFF, Wales, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A Welsh Government programme offering individual support to SMEs looking to grow and expand has created its 5000th job, Economy Secretary Ken Skates has revealed.

A Welsh Government programme offering individual support to SMEs looking to grow and expand has created its 5000th job, Economy Secretary Ken Skates has revealed.

Business Wales' Accelerated Growth Programme has been an enormous success since its inception in 2015, and reached the impressive milestone as Tiago Szabo, a factory operator for Wrexham based automotive design and manufacture company Hi-Mark, began work at the company's 25,000sq ft site.

Economy Minister Ken Skates was at the factory to witness their growth and to meet Tiago. He said:

"The Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme has been a real flag bearer for Business Wales and it's fantastic to see that it's now been directly responsible for some of our most ambitious and high potential SMEs creating 5000 new jobs across Wales. It's a success story that's testament to the Welsh Government's proactive support for business and the hard work and expertise of the team there.

"But what's special about this programme isn't just the growth it drives in companies but also the impact that in turn it is having on individuals the length and breadth of Wales. It's 5000 jobs that may otherwise not have been created and it's a source of great pride for me that we have been able to help people like Tiago into a job at a company with a proven track record of delivery that's looking to the future with vision and confidence.

"Hi-Mark's plans to invest in robotics and automation to drive efficiency and further growth are particularly exciting, with this the third such job we have supported there through this scheme. I would encourage businesses in Wales with strong ambitions to grow and expand to explore whether the Accelerated Growth Programme can help them too.

"It was fantastic to meet Tiago and the hard working team at Hi-Mark today. Creating 5000 jobs is no mean feat, and, as I look to the future of the programme, I feel confident in predicting there will be many more milestones to come."

Hi-Mark has been designing and manufacturing injection moulded products for over 40 years. The firm's 40-strong workforce use cutting edge technology to manufacture products that are used by some of the largest automotive companies in the world.

Jack Yates, Managing Director of Hi-Mark:

"The support we have received through the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme has been invaluable to us. It helped us through a tricky negotiation phase with a major customer, resulting in us securing a significant order which we may not otherwise have been in a position to win.

"Having access to a highly-respected sales specialist meant we were able to set up a new framework for the way we approach sales and networking. Even though it's early days of adopting these new ways of working, the results speak for themselves.

"I'm delighted that we are the company responsible for creating the 5000th job, which is a great honour for our team. Tiago is settling into the team really well so far and we are confident that our team will continue to grow over coming months.

"I would strongly encourage other businesses looking for support to apply for the programme. Since signing up Hi-Mark has gone from strength to strength, and I'm very grateful for all the help we've received."

Further information on the Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme can be found at https://businesswales.gov.wales/growth/what-accelerated-growth-programme

 

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PRN: Electrolux Kicks off 100 Year Anniversary Celebrations With Book About its History Fri, 15 Feb 2019 04:23:23 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525080.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525080.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Electrolux Kicks off 100 Year Anniversary Celebrations With Book About its History

  [15-February-2019]  

STOCKHOLM, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- World-leading appliance manufacturer Electrolux, founded by Swedish entrepreneur Axel Wenner-Gren, is turning 100 this year. Kicking off the company's official anniversary celebrations, Electrolux is releasing a new book about its journey from start-up to a global leader. The book release is the start of celebrations that will include a number of events and new initiatives throughout 2019.

'Shape living for the better: The first 100 years of Electrolux', portrays the life of Electrolux founder Axel Wenner-Gren and the story of Electrolux that for a whole century has provided millions of homes around the world with new innovations and smart design that shaped living for the better for consumers.

The Electrolux story is rich with groundbreaking innovations, as well as bold entrepreneurs with cutting-edge sales methods and great visions. It's a history of fearless expansion and acquisitions, fast globalization and restructuring, as well as of consumer insight and world-class design. It's brought to life in the book by former business journalist and historian Ronald Fagerfjäll who gathered information from the extensive Electrolux archive at the Swedish Center for Business History.

The book contains unique documents and around 300 images from the company's entire history, many of which have never been published before. Many of these images, including classic advertisements and TV commercials are now also made available on the history section of the Electrolux website: www.electroluxgroup.com/history.

Shape living for the better: The first 100 years of Electrolux, is published by Business History Publishing in Sweden. It is available for download as a PDF and eBook on the Electrolux website, and an audio version will be published soon. It is also printed in an English edition with hard covers which can be purchased from online book stores.

Electrolux will celebrate its anniversary day August 29, 2019, at a new brand experience center at its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and present new initiatives for even more sustainable living over the next 100 years.

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PRN: Regal Cinemas & CJ 4DPLEX Open 200th ScreenX Theatre Fri, 15 Feb 2019 03:32:16 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525046.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/525046.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Regal Cinemas & CJ 4DPLEX Open 200th ScreenX Theatre

  [15-February-2019]  

The Panoramic 270-Degree Cinematic Format will Debut it's 200th Location at the Regal Marq*E in Houston, Texas

The Latest Opening Marks the Fastest Growth for the Innovative Format Since its Launch in 2012

LONDON, Feb. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CJ 4DPLEX and Regal announced today that they will open the 200th global ScreenX theatre on February 13 in Houston, Texas. The premium, panoramic, 270-degree cinema experience now has a global footprint in 16 countries with 17 locations now in North America.

The new ScreenX auditorium is located at the Regal Marq*E theatre at 7620 Katy Freeway in Houston, Texas. This location brings the current Regal ScreenX count to 12 and is also home to the immersive, multi-sensory film format, 4DX, which opened last month in January. The latest ScreenX opening is part of the previously announced major expansion plan with the Cineworld Group, the parent company of Regal.

Regal Cinemas is one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, consisting of 7,293 screens in 556 theatres in 43 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia. The theater chain boasts over 14 million active members and is the movie industry's largest rewards-based loyalty program.

ScreenX is the world's first multi-projection theater technology used within a theatre setting, marking it as the most visually immersive theater experience of CJ 4DPLEX. ScreenX allows moviegoers to go beyond the frame of the movie screen by utilizing a proprietary system that expands images of feature films and pre-show advertising to the left and right walls of the theatre, creating an immersive, panoramic, 270-degree viewing experience.

"This installation is very special to us as it marks a new global threshold for ScreenX," said JongRyul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX. "This is another big step in the global expansion of our immersive theater experience and we hope to continue to reach new markets so more people can experience ScreenX."

"We are truly excited to bring ScreenX to our Regal Marq*E location in Houston, Texas and in doing so be a part of ScreenX's historic 200th opening," said Ken Thewes, CMO at Regal. "We're always looking for innovative technologies to engage our audiences and ScreenX offers a new level of excitement for our guests to experience movies in an incredible immersive new way."

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PRN: Singular Announces Global-First Cross-Device, Cross-Platform ROI Analytics Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:57:43 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/524955.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/524955.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Singular Announces Global-First Cross-Device, Cross-Platform ROI Analytics

  [14-February-2019]  

Marketing Intelligence Platform releases the first ever cross-device and cross-platform measurement of marketing return on investment

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Singular, the Marketing Intelligence Platform for growth marketers, is announcing the first cross-device and cross-platform ROI analytics solution.

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Most marketers can't connect global marketing efforts with customer/user acquisition and sales results across platforms and devices. They advertise over a wide range of publishers, platforms, and devices, and prospective customers engage with those messages in apps, on the web, via streaming TV, or on their wrists. When conversions happen, marketers can't connect the dots.

In addition, getting accurate ROI for each campaign or even each piece of creative is simply impossible.

One impact is non-optimizable marketing â€�” poor data quality that can cost brands an average of $15 million annually, according to Gartner. A second is treating one customer as if she is two or three people, resulting in missed opportunities for growth.

With the release of Cross-Device Attribution, Singular's Marketing Intelligence Platform now connects marketing spend data to conversion results across devices and platforms. First, we ingest granular spend and marketing data from thousands of sources. Then we connect it with attribution data from our easy-to-implement in-app and web SDKs as well as direct integrations with customer data platforms, analytics solutions, and internal BI systems. Finally, we match the two datasets.

The result is the most accurate ROI and CPA metrics for the most granular reporting, giving growth marketers essential context such as exact creative customers engaged with, audience segments they belong to, and precise and accurate cost of customer acquisition and ROI per platform and channel … and even per campaign, publisher and per creative.

This is accurate cross-platform and cross-device ROI analytics for the first time. Singular data shows the best marketers achieve 60% better results simply by getting better, more granular, more accurate, and more insightful data. Adding cross-device ROI gives them even more opportunity to optimize.

This clearly resonates with the most sophisticated marketers in the world.

"Being able to measure marketing performance and ROI across platforms and devices with Singular is valuable for Lyft," Sherry Lin, Growth Marketing Operations Lead at Lyft, said recently at a Singular event in San Francisco. "This ability enables us to intelligently optimize our marketing efforts and grow our business."

Getting a more complete picture enables brands to optimize marketing campaigns and make smarter advertising investments. Marketers can now create more accurate segmentation, helping them personalize offers and streamline customer journeys. Knowing who your most profitable customers are â€�” and where they came from â€�” is critical to achieving profitable growth.

"This capability has literally never existed before," says Singular CEO Gadi Eliashiv. "Marketers have been making spending decisions based on partial and inaccurate data. I think we will see massive tectonic shifts in marketing activities and ad spend when marketers see what's really happening with their campaigns."

About Singular 
Singular is a Marketing Intelligence Platform that transforms marketing data into accurate, granular and actionable insights to drive growth. By unifying marketing campaign data with attribution data, marketers can measure ROI from every touchpoint across multiple channels for a single source of truth. Singular currently tracks over $10 billion in digital marketing spend to revenue and lifetime value across industries including retail, finance, travel, gaming, entertainment, media, and on-demand services. Singular customers include companies like Lyft, Yelp, Airbnb, LinkedIn, Symantec, Zynga, Match, and Twitter. Singular is backed by Norwest Venture Partners, General Catalyst, Thomvest Ventures, Method Capital, Translink Capital, DCM and Telstra Ventures. Visit www.singular.net to learn more.

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PRN: Kornit Successfully Completes Direct-to-Customer Transition in North America Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:47:43 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/524906.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/524906.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Kornit Successfully Completes Direct-to-Customer Transition in North America

  [14-February-2019]  

ENGLEWOOD, NJ, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

Effective February 7th, 2019, Kornit Digital is now serving all customers and prospects directly in North America and has fully transitioned out of its distribution agreement with Hirsch Solutions. This strategic move strengthens the customer relationship and Kornit's ability to provide superior customer experience.

Kornit has made significant investments in personnel and resources throughout its North American operations, including a new Headquarters and Center of Excellence Center outside of New York City. The new state-of-the-art facility provides customers and prospects product advancements, demonstrations, product training and business growth seminars from some of the world's most knowledgeable experts in digital textile printing. 

"Moving closer to our customers is about accelerating and elevating their capabilities to be world-class businesses in partnership with Kornit," states CEO Ronen Samuel. "As the global leader in digital textile printing, it is our goal and responsibility to provide our customers superior knowledge and innovation for business growth."

Kornit Digital Americas President Shai Terem adds, "As Kornit launches new systems that now break more barriers to what's achievable for textile printing, our customers and prospects have complete access and advanced resources in North America to empower their success."

Following the record-breaking unveiling of the Kornit Atlas in January, Kornit plans to unveil two new revolutionary systems and ink-sets in early April at the Kornit Digital Center of Excellence in Englewood, NJ.

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PRN: Scala to Demonstrate Marketing Technology Solutions that Drive Retail Transformation at EuroCIS 2019 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:33:28 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/524889.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/524889.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Scala to Demonstrate Marketing Technology Solutions that Drive Retail Transformation at EuroCIS 2019

  [14-February-2019]  

SITTARD, The Netherlands, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Scala will demonstrate how in-store marketing technology can be used to optimize the shopping experience at EuroCIS 2019, "the leading trade fair for retail technology." Through innovative retail technology solutions â€�” including digital signs, augmented and virtual reality, mobile sensors, computer vision technology and artificial intelligence â€�” Scala helps retailers deliver an immersive shopping experience that inspires repeat visits. Scala, part of the STRATACACHE family of marketing technology companies, can be found in booth F03 in hall 10 at EuroCIS 2019, being held 19-21 February in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Additionally during the show, Harry Horn, GM of EMEA and VP of Marketing at Scala, will present "Creating Smart Stores: Using Sensor Tech and Data Insights in Retail" during the EuroCIS Forum on Wednesday, February 20 in Hall 10, stand F04 from 2:20 - 02:40 p.m. "Retailers are realizing the power of analytics gathered throughout the store, informing and driving the customer experience as well as streamlining store operations. Making these insights actionable is key to helping inform a successful in-store shopping strategy," said Horn.

Booth highlights include:

Shopper and store operations dashboards: It's more important than ever to have real-time access to business-critical information wherever and whenever needed. An extensive display of dashboards, showing deep visitor and operational insights tied to each retail experience, is included in a "back of house" area of the booth. Experts will show marketers, retailers and brands how to leverage the power of real-time retail analytics, mobile sensors and artificial intelligence, using STRATACACHE's in-house platform Walkbase to inform and optimize the in-store experience and increase sales.

Virtual reality collaborative design demonstrations: Virtual reality shopping demonstrations will run continually in the booth throughout the show. These live demos show practical, multi-user, real-time, collaborative VR and will highlight use cases for: considered design, virtual inventory, collaborative consumer engagement, internal workflows for pre-visualization, sales engagement possibilities, concepts for flagship enterprise-level immersive interactive experiences and experiential destinations. Bringing immersive design experiences to the retail market, STRATACACHE debuted VR shopping last month, created by Scala Professional Services integrating the NVIDIA Holodeck™ immersive VR environment.

Scala-branded hardware: Scala media players are featured in the booth, including single-, double- and quad-output. All Scala media players are designed for performance, stability and compatibility while ensuring the reliable, timely delivery of rich media experiences. Additionally, on display will be Scala Content Accelerator multimedia caching devices which ensure reliable, timely delivery of rich media experiences in any retail environment.

Guided shopping experiences, focusing on value-add narratives for retailers and marketers: 

Personalisation at Scale: The advent of social media influence has evolved and shaped the way we shop online, and our fashion-focused concept leans into this behavior and makes it more actionable by bringing it into a retail environment. Using a touchscreen display, shoppers browse through looks with the ability to view them from a 360-degree perspective on the red carpet. From there shoppers can share or buy their preferred "look" with one tap.

Service Automation: Scala has integrated ordering kiosks with facial recognition technology and a robotic cocktail machine to create a memorable, streamlined ordering experience. After choosing or designing a favorite drink from our self-ordering kiosks, featuring our own commercial-grade tablets, the robot gets to work preparing the order. By automating certain tasks in the customer experience, sales associates are free to concentrate on shopper interaction and store operations.

Assisted Selling: This concept focuses on two key areas that drive the in-store experience â€�” clarity when comparing products and delivery of a personalised, memorable shopping trip. Visitors use a tablet-based guided selling concept to create their ideal bicycle, comparing features from other bicycles along the way, ensuring they are guided toward the perfect product. Product discovery is streamlined, offering unobtrusive upsell opportunities throughout the experience. The concept also provides a tool for sales associates to have insight into the shopper's preferences before offering assistance, ultimately delivering a concierge-level shopping experience.

To learn more visit www.scala.com/eurocis-2019/.

About Scala

Scala solutions deliver engaging retail experiences by connecting networks of digital signs, kiosks, mobile devices, websites and Internet-connected devices. Scala, a STRATACACHE company, provides the platform for marketers, retailers and innovators to easily create and centrally manage deployment of shopping experiences while retaining the flexibility to rapidly adapt to local business conditions and preferences of customers in the store. With 30 years of experience entertaining, informing and educating audiences, Scala is well-known for its innovation and leveraging best-of-breed technologies, such as mobile and predictive analytics, to create award-winning solutions that are easy-to-use, yet infinitely customizable. Headquartered near Philadelphia, PA, Scala's network of partners and developers located in more than 90 countries drives more than 500,000 screens worldwide.

CONTACT: Andrea Poley, andrea.poley@scala.com

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PRN: The Stars Group Recognized With Industry Honors Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:12:27 +0100 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/524887.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/524887.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

The Stars Group Recognized With Industry Honors

  [14-February-2019]  

TORONTO, February 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

The Stars Group today announced that its flagship poker brand and global online poker leader, PokerStars, and certain of its senior management have been recognized for management, operational excellence and innovation.

PokerStars won Poker Operator of the Year at the Gaming Intelligence Awards and Online Poker Operator of the Year at both the International Gaming Awards and the Global Gaming Awards. The Gaming Intelligence Awards honor operators based on results compiled by the industry media company from a panel of gaming industry experts. The International Gaming Awards are produced by Clever Duck Media, which publishes the iGaming Post online daily newspaper and the annual Women In Gaming Awards. The Global Gaming Awards are powered by Gambling Insider and a panel of 50 expert judges select winners with the process officially adjudicated by KPMG Isle of Man, to ensure fairness and transparency.

The awards ceremonies took place during the annual ICE Totally Gaming conference, which is considered the online gaming industry's most important week with industry executives and regulators gathering in London for conferences, gala events and multiple industry award presentations.

Members of The Stars Group's senior management were also selected by an independent panel of industry experts for inclusion into the Gaming Intelligence Hot 50, a list that recognizes some of the most innovative and inspiring individuals in the online gaming industry. The Stars Group's Chief Executive Officer, Rafi Ashkenazi, Sky Betting & Gaming's Chief Executive Officer, Ian Proctor, PokerStars Casino's Director of Product, Innovation and Operations, Asaf Noifeld, and The Stars Group's Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations, USA, Matt Primeaux, were each selected to the annual list.

 "I am extremely proud to see the industry recognize our company again this year. Each award we win is credit to our products but more importantly the people behind them," said, Mr. Ashkenazi.

About The Stars Group

The Stars Group is a provider of technology-based product offerings in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries. Its brands have millions of registered customers globally and collectively are leaders in online and mobile betting, poker, casino and other gaming-related offerings. The Stars Group owns or licenses gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, BetEasy, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, and Sky Poker, as well as live poker tour and event brands, including the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship, European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK. The Stars Group is o! ne of the world's most licensed online gaming operators with its subsidiaries collectively holding licenses or approvals in 21 jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, Australia, and the Americas. The Stars Group's vision is to become the world's favorite iGaming destination and its mission is to provide its customers with winning moments.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements and Other Information

This news release may contain forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements can, but may not always, be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "could", "might", "would", "should", "believe", and similar references to future periods or the negatives of these words and expressions. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Please refer to The Stars Group's most recent annual information form and annual and interim financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for more information about the factors, assumptions and ri! sks that may apply to The Star's Group's forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof, and The Stars Group undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

For investor relations and media inquiries, please contact:  

Vaughan Lewis, ir@starsgroup.com and press@starsgroup.com

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