Comunicati.net - Comunicati pubblicati - PR Newswire Turismo Comunicati.net - Comunicati pubblicati - PR Newswire Turismo Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:31:09 +0200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.20 (http://framework.zend.com) http://zend.comunicati.net/utenti/7632/1 PRN: Xinhua Silk Road: 52 projects worth RMB128.3 bln inked on the Second Global Ningbo Community Development Partnership Conference Sun, 20 Oct 2019 23:40:26 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603750.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603750.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Xinhua Silk Road: 52 projects worth RMB128.3 bln inked on the Second Global Ningbo Community Development Partnership Conference

  [20-October-2019]  

BEIJING, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- During the Second Global Ningbo Community and Development Partnership Conference held in east China's Ningbo City on Friday, 52 projects with a total investment of 128.3 billion yuan were contracted.

The conference, held in November 2018 for the first time, aims to gather Ningbo community including entrepreneurs and experts from all over the world and to promote the development of Ningbo.

Among the 52 projects, there are five projects each with investment of more than 10 billion yuan and nine projects each with investment of more than 5 billion yuan, covering the areas of green petrochemical, automobile, high-end equipment, new materials, electronic information, smart home appliances, biomedicine, energy saving and environmental protection, urban function improvement and modern service industry.

Transportation infrastructure construction project in Fenghua District, also known as the development project of Ningbo ecological and cultural city, is the largest project signed on the conference, with a total investment of 30 billion yuan. The project will focus on transportation infrastructure construction, district development, people's livelihood security and characteristic industrial parks, creating a modern ecological and cultural city integrating living, education, health and tourism in Fenghua, a new city area of Ningbo.

The enterprises participating in the signing of the projects include Poly Developments and Holdings, Hynertech Co., Ltd., Forehope Electronic (Ningbo) Limited Company, Oriental Energy, DiDi, Asia Pulp & Paper and Transfar Group.

The Second Global Ningbo Community and Development Partnership Conference is held in Ningbo from October 17 to 19, 2019.

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PRN: Pearl Abyss Announces Soft-launch Date for Black Desert Mobile Sun, 20 Oct 2019 23:40:10 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603749.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603749.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Pearl Abyss Announces Soft-launch Date for Black Desert Mobile

  [20-October-2019]  

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearl Abyss today announced that Black Desert Mobile will be soft-launching in English on Android devices in Malaysia, Turkey, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Chile, and Canada on October 24. The open-world action MMORPG has hit over 2 million pre-registrations less than 2 weeks since it started the pre-registration on September 27th and the number is growing fast without massive marketing campaigns.

Black Desert Mobile Soft-launching in English on October 24

Starting October 24, Adventurers in select countries can continue to enjoy the same action-based combat system and deep customization options that millions of Adventurers have experienced through PC, Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and mobile platforms in a number of markets. Not just combats, Adventurers can also try various life skills such as fishing, gathering, trading, horse breeding, crafting, and camp management. Moreover, they can design unique characters by choosing from five classes and distinct skill sets to reflect their personal playstyles. All progress made during the soft-launch period will be retained when Black Desert Mobile will be released in all designated countries and regions later this year.

Meanwhile, the gaming community has already begun preparing for the game's soft and final launches, with tips and discussions available in Black Desert Mobile's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Adventurers can still become one of the first to download the game and receive special rewards by pre-registering or pre-ordering on Google Play Store or the iOS App Store! </ a>.

For more information on Black Desert Mobile, visit the official website at

www.world.blackdesertm.com.

About Black Desert
Black Desert is Pearl Abyss' open-world action MMORPG with cutting-edge visuals and skill-based combat that redefines the genre. With the most developed character customization system of any game currently on the market, users can break out of the norm and make unique characters that truly represent themselves. Its intuitive controls, beautifully designed world, and extensive lore will excite both newcomers and veterans of MMO games and action RPGs.

About Pearl Abyss
Established in 2010, Pearl Abyss has developed the MMORPG franchise Black Desert for PC, mobile, and console. All their games are built on their proprietary engine and are renowned for their cutting-edge graphics. With multiple projects in the works, they are poised to continue their growth through 2019 and beyond to maintain their position as a leading developer in the game industry. More information about Pearl Abyss is available at www.pearlabyss.com.

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PRN: VFS TasHeel to Process Tourist Visas for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 30 Countries Sun, 20 Oct 2019 06:40:13 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603733.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603733.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

VFS TasHeel to Process Tourist Visas for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 30 Countries

  [20-October-2019]  

Centres will provide convenient visa and biometric enrollment services for Saudi tourist visa applicants

Pilgrims can travel for Umrah on a tourist visa outside of Hajj season

DUBAI, UAE, Oct. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- VFS TasHeel, an authorised visa service provider for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, announced that it has launched tourist visa services at its centres across 30 countries worldwide. Applicants will also be able to travel for Umrah on a tourist visa, but not during the Hajj season, according to the official Visit Saudi website.

According to Saudi Arabia's new visa policy, nationals of UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia, Algeria, Bahrain, Cameroon, Chad, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Maldives, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Tajikistan can apply for a tourist visa. The visa process is open to applicants from ! all natio nalities, except the 49 that are eligible for a visa on arrival or e-visa.

Acting as a trusted service provider between visa applicants and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, VFS TasHeel's visa services centres, spanning Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe, provide full array of visa services including, dissemination of accurate visa information, application guidance, fee management, identity management with biometrics enrollment and application submission for all available visa categories. Biometric enrollment includes highly secure collection of fingerprints, facial image and biographic details, such as passport information.

On 27 September, VFS TasHeel started serving customers under the new type of Tourist Visa in most of its countries of operations.

A spokesperson of VFS TasHeel said, "The increasing openness of international markets brings immense opportunities to the tourism sector â€�“ and Saudi Arabia's new policies acknowledge that tourism has an important role to play in the kingdom's social and economic development. In support of the government's initiatives, we are pleased to offer tourist visa services in 30 countries, and make the entire process more seamless and convenient for potential leisure travellers and pilgrims for Umrah."

For further information on steps to apply, knowing appropriate visa category or scheduling an appointment, applicants may visit www.vfstasheel.com.

About VFS TasHeel International:

VFS TasHeel International is a specialist visa outsourcing partner for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Acting as a trusted mediator between visa applicants and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the company provides a full array of streamlined administrative visa services, all of which are technologically driven and adhering to high standards of security and information confidentiality. Headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, VFS TasHeel is chartered to offer its services in 30 countries across Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.

VFS TasHeel is a wholly owned subsidiary of VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. For more information, visit www.vfstasheel.com.

 

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PRN: Stars of Science Broadcasts Historic Double Elimination Sun, 20 Oct 2019 03:40:11 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603730.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603730.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Stars of Science Broadcasts Historic Double Elimination

  [20-October-2019]  

DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in the history of Stars of Science, Qatar Foundation's edutainment reality TV show, the jury dismissed two innovators in last night's engineering prototyping episode â€�“ displaying the show's first-ever double-elimination. Imadeddine Azzouz and Mohamed Kharrat both failed to prove the functionality of their prototypes, consequently leading to their exit from Season 11.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: https://www.multivu.com/players/uk/8628551-stars-of-science-historic-double-elimination/.

 

The Season 11 Stars of Science Top 5 innovators.

 

"When you create technological innovations that can impact lives, you have no margin for error," said Professor Fouad Mrad, Stars of Science jury member. "Although there's no guarantee in the outcomes of the experimental innovation, an inventor must be ready to tackle any challenge at any stage of their product's creation, and that is why we uphold the highest standards in scientific expertise and integrity."

Contestants were given four weeks prior to the episode to produce an engineering prototype that would demonstrate the viability of their project's computer-aided design plans and algorithm flowcharts.

Imadeddine's Health Breath Scanner was designed to identify cancer through a person's breath. However, it still requires a long scientific research to be conducted to identify the biological markers of a person's breath that would indicate the presence of the disease, a project Imadeddine has to undertake outside of the show.Comparatively, Mohamed's Smart Swimming Shorts were created to detect and prevent imminent drowning incidents, but did not pass simple tests and failed to inflate in a mock emergency situation as intended. In the end, the jury felt they had no choice but to eliminate them both from the competition.

Anwar Al-Mujarkesh, who competed during Season 5 in 2013, returned to co-host the episode alongside the show's longtime presenter, Khaled Al Jumaily. He took the opportunity to encourage them to continue to persevere in their innovation journeys and enjoyed his return to the show from a new perspective.

Anwar was just as surprised as everyone when the jury decided on a double elimination. "The show challenges innovators for good reason, as putting a new product on the market requires serious dedication and expertise. But I am glad I didn't have to face the jury today," he said.

The remaining contestants, Nuha Abu Yousef, Abdulrahman Saleh Khamis, Husam Sameer, Anfal Al Hamdani, and Youssef El Azouzi will proceed to the production prototyping phase in the last prototyping episode of the season, which will air on Saturday on eight channels across the region.

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PRN: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Become World's Best DJs in the Top 100 DJs Sat, 19 Oct 2019 23:10:12 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603728.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603728.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Become World's Best DJs in the Top 100 DJs

  [19-October-2019]  

AMSTERDAM, Oct. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The results for the 2019 edition of the Top 100 DJs Poll are in and the winners have been announced. Under the Smash the House label, electronic music's most renowned duo, Belgian brothers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, have become the new World's No.1 DJ, taking the place of three-time winner Martin Garrix.

After previously winning the award back in 2015 and becoming the first ever duo to be crowned the World's No.1 DJs, the brothers received their award during Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) at the Top 100 DJs Awards ceremony in association with the Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF). 

Speaking about winning the award for a second time Dimitri & Mike said: "Winning this award back in 2015 was incredible, truly mesmerizing, but this time around it means so much more because as artists, as a family, as a scene, we've grown so much and the journey since the last time we were here has taken us onto bigger and bolder projects. Having the fans with us every step of the way is amazing, so to once again be voted by them as their World No.1 DJs means everything to us!" 

Over the last few years the award-winning brothers have left an historical mark on the electronic music scene at large. From their position as ambassadors of Tomorrowland, playing a part in the incredible rise of the Belgian event that saw 400,000 revellers celebrate Tomorrowland's 15th anniversary, to their omnipresent position in music charts and streaming platforms. With an all-Star line-up on one of the biggest songs of the summer, the platinum award winning 'Instagram', with David Guetta and Afro Bros, saw the brothers work with two of the biggest reggaeton names in the world, Daddy Yankee and Natti Natasha and crushing charts worldwide. While previously working with artists like Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, Diplo, Snoop Dogg, Martin Garrix and even Hans Zimmer â€�“ the brothers collected 4 Billboard Dance #1s amongst countless gold and platinum awards.

Throw in setting up their own eSports organisation, doing the soundtrack and getting an own playable character in the latest instalment of the Mortal Kombat game franchise, a mammoth season at Ushuaïa Ibiza with their Garden of Madness night, as well as their run of end of year homecoming arena shows with "Garden of Madness" in Belgium (that sees 80,000 people join every year), New York and the UK, plus one-off shows at the Italian Formula 1, UEFA Champions League Final and a gargantuan run of continent hopping tour dates, it's not hard to see what may have encouraged their worldwide army of fans to back their favourite DJs this year.

The top 5 includes Martin Garrix in second place, David Guetta in third, followed by Armin Van Buren & Marshmello â€�“ full list: www.djmag.com

DJ Mag Top 10 DJs

  1. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  2. Martin Garrix
  3. David Guetta
  4. Armin van Buuren
  5. Marshmello
  6. Don Diablo
  7. Oliver Heldens
  8. Tiësto
  9. Afrojack
  10. Steve Aoki
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PRN: 126th Canton Fair Witnesses Innovative Development in Home Appliance Products Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:15:31 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603698.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603698.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

126th Canton Fair Witnesses Innovative Development in Home Appliance Products

  [19-October-2019]  

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The 126th Canton Fair that gathers thousands of home appliance companies at its Phase 1 exhibition, has displayed an array of innovative home-grown products from refrigerators, washers and dryers, air-conditioners, kitchen appliances, personal care appliances to small household appliances. One of China's key export sectors-- home appliances- showed significant potential in innovative product development by introducing never before seen products to the Canton Fair.

126th Canton Fair Witnesses Innovative Development in Home Appliance Products

"The capability for innovation is key for companies to foster new competitiveness in the market," said Alan Liu, Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Office at Canton Fair. "We are happy to witness the rise of innovation in China, and we are privileged to support Chinese home appliance companies to gain market advantage and take centre stage for international trade."

Emerging implementation of technological breakthrough showcased at the Canton Fair

China's electronic home appliance industry has formed a complete industrial chain with strong manufacturing capabilities through continuous investment in product research and development, intelligent manufacturing and branding. From January-July 2019, the home appliance sector reached US$46.75 billion in export volume, seeing a year-on-year increase of 4.4 percent, according to the China Electromechanical Chamber of Commerce.

Many products from Chinese home appliance brands participating in this exhibition, such as Haier, Midea, Hisense, TCL, Gree, and Galanz, have shown high competitiveness in quality, design, energy-saving, user-oriented design and quietness, raising demand for home appliance renewal.

Shanghai Yili Electric brought to the fair their high-pressure washers, vacuum cleaners and lithium cleaning products for batteries that enable higher performance. According to Kevin Ding, the company's Sales Director, their innovative functions with valuable cost has made them a success in 85 countries and regions.

Canton Fair to Promote Innovative Development

During the exhibition, the Canton Fair also announced winners of Canton Fair Design Awards (CF Awards) to recognise the achievements of companies pushing the boundaries of innovation and raise awareness among buyers.This year, Skyworth, one of China's home appliance giants and 24-year supporter of the Fair, won the 2019 CF Best of the Best Award, for a transparent OLED television. The television, named Vision, can shift from opaque, translucent to transparent. Vision also comes equipped with an AI function that enables real-time interaction, bringing the 20mm-thin science-fiction style TV to life.

Another highlight came from Ningbo Bangshou Electric, a company with a 20 percent annual product update rate that has been a participant of the Canton Fair for 15 years. Kevin Shao, the company's Vice General Manager, said that they have a strong focus on innovation with more than 30 patent applications a year with 70 percent of goods manufactured in developed regions such as Europe and the US to offer the most cutting-edge products to customers around the world.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cantonfair.org.cn/en/index.aspx

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PRN: Makeblock launches mCreate 3D printer in 2019 Maker Faire Rome Sat, 19 Oct 2019 01:45:33 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603677.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603677.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Makeblock launches mCreate 3D printer in 2019 Maker Faire Rome

  [18-October-2019]  

ROME, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, leading STEAM education solution provider Makeblock launched its mCreate 3D printer officially in 2019 Maker Faire in Rome (Booth: 5.A08), once again expanding Makeblock's product family and as well enabling more possibilities in education and application scenarios.

Makeblock mCreate 3D printer

At the event, Makeblock showcased a variety of products, including mBot, mBuild, mTiny, Laserbox and most importantly, the newly launched mCreate 3D printer. It is a versatile desktop 3D printer featuring the innovative Genius smart leveling technology for accurate printing, which is applied to support 3D design courses, maker activities and higher vocational college education.

The patented smart nozzle, flexible magnetic build plate and the ability to resume working even after a power outage, enables mCreate to deliver a remarkable print success rate and quality. By quickly switching to the laser engraving mode, the machine meets the needs of a broader range of applications in STEAM education or other creative projects. Built for materializing creativity, mCreate make ideas tangible.

For details, please visit our official website www.makeblock.com

Founder and CEO of Makeblock Jasen Wang participated in the open conference held by Maker Faire and shared his concept about Makeblock. "I grew up without much chance to get closer to technology and we hope children today will enjoy the education with technology. What we are doing now is to lower the threshold of technology and enable normal people to turn their creative ideas into reality with ease. We believe that technology is for everyone," Jasen said.

Having entered European market for years, Makeblock has accumulated massive brand awareness locally and will continue to access to more family and schools to explore the possibilities with technology integrated into education.s

About Makeblock

Makeblock Co., Ltd, founded in 2013, is a leading STEAM education solution provider. Targeting the STEAM education and entertainment markets for schools, educational institutions and families, Makeblock provides the most complete hardware, software, content solutions, and top-notch robotics competitions, with the aim of achieving deep integration of technology and education. To learn more, please follow @Makeblock on Facebook, Twitter, or visit www.makeblock.com.

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PRN: Goodbaby Launched New Products Designed by Dutch Illustrator Rick Berkelmans in Celebration of its 30th Anniversary Fri, 18 Oct 2019 12:31:34 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603671.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603671.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Goodbaby Launched New Products Designed by Dutch Illustrator Rick Berkelmans in Celebration of its 30th Anniversary

  [18-October-2019]  

SHANGHAI, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 16, Goodbaby Group celebrated its 30th anniversary and launched new products designed by Dutch illustrator Rick Berkelmans at China Kid Expo in Shanghai. The new products are part of the company's new strategy, building a business ecosystem that meets the requirements of a new generation of customers and provides more opportunities for business partners.

Cross-over products of Goodbaby, collaborating with Dutch artist, Rick Berkelmans

At this year's expo, the form of Goodbaby's exhibition display is brand-new by setting different themes and scenarios, catering for young customers' needs. This new form of display also reveals changes in Goodbaby's business strategy. It has shifted focus in four ways: from being brand-centered to customer-centered, from being resource-oriented to ability-oriented, from operating a supply chain to operating a platform, and, last but the most important, from creating value of product to creating value for society.

While talking about the collaboration with Rick Berkelmans, CEO Jiang Rongfen, explained that, in order to attract millennials, Goodbaby aims to reshape its original brand image. Hence, Goodbaby established a creative platform to gather worldwide professional designers in order to make the brand image more fashionable and youthful as well as build the new luxurious product line.

In line with the creative platform, Goodbaby also announced a strategic collaboration with Istituto Marangoni, the most famous fashion and design school in Italy in August.

Apart from the above measures, Goodbaby also introduced the new-version retail store. The new store will mix a number of fresh elements, such as VR.

The exhibition area of Goodbaby

According to Jiang, Goodbaby will open the new-version retail store in Shanghai Qibao Vanke shopping mall. In this store, Goodbaby will cooperate with a Japanese partner, YanJiYou, mixing cultural elements with their own products to bring a fresh shopping experience for young parents.

The presentation of Song Zhenghuan, the chairman of Goodbaby

Song Zhenghuan, the Chairman of Goodbaby Group, emphasized that the most important achievement of GoodBaby in the past 30 years is that it has become a global brand. In the next 30 years, Goodbaby will focus on building a business ecosystem and permeating into different commercial fields, including goods, services, social life, medical, education, sports as well as entertainment. This ecosystem could meet a wider range of customers' requirements. Furthermore, Goodbaby will sustainably provide abundant resources and support for different suppliers as well as business partners.

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PRN: Focus on Exceptional Customer Service and Innovative Mobility Solutions Drives Enterprise Holdings to Another Record Year Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:40:43 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603666.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603666.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Focus on Exceptional Customer Service and Innovative Mobility Solutions Drives Enterprise Holdings to Another Record Year

  [18-October-2019]  

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Generating worldwide revenue of $25.9 billion in fiscal year 2019 (FY2019), Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management achieved record revenue for the tenth consecutive year.

Enterprise Holdings Corporate Brands Logo. (PRNewsfoto/Enterprise Holdings)

"The strength of Enterprise Holdings â€�“ the car rental business as well as the adjacent business lines â€�“ is a testament to employees' unwavering focus on offering innovative transportation solutions delivered through exceptional customer service," said Christine Taylor, Enterprise Holdings' President and Chief Operating Officer.  

Industry Leadership & Growth

Enterprise Holdings, Inc. â€�“ which owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries â€�“ is the world's leading rental car provider as measured by total revenue and fleet.

In FY2019, the organization recorded more revenue, transactions, vehicles, locations and customer miles logged than ever before. Additional select key highlights for FY2019 include:

  • $25.9 billion in total revenue.
  • More than 2 million vehicles, the world's largest privately-owned fleet.
  • Expansion into several new markets: Vietnam, Egypt, Finland, Japan and Sweden.
  • Enterprise Truck Rental celebrated its twentieth anniversary with double-digit growth in both fleet and revenue, and now serves all 50 states and Canada after opening 36 new l! ocations.
  • Enterprise Car Sales recorded double-digit growth for the fiscal year.
  • Enterprise Fleet Management recorded its eighth straight year of double-digit growth in fleet size and revenue.
  • Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise achieved double-digit growth in fleet size and revenue as it opened 20 new locations to lead the luxury car rental category.
  • Commute with Enterprise saw strong revenue growth as it expanded its vanpooling programs and fleet throughout the U.S., helping reduce traffic congestion, parking requirements and carbo! n emissio ns.
  • Enterprise CarShare and Enterprise Car Club achieved continued growth in fleet size and revenue, providing customers with additional local mobility alternatives.

Commitment to Innovation

Enterprise Holdings is committed to providing the right solutions for customers to meet their mobility needs today and in the future.

"While many may think of us first when seeking a car rental service, that description only scratches the surface of what we do and the unique role we play in the global mobility ecosystem," added Taylor. "Paired with our focus on exceptional service, our strength continues to lie in our ability to bring innovation in transportation to life at scale to make travel easier and more convenient for our customers."

To support this effort, Enterprise Holdings has spent more than $3 billion on acquisitions and corporate-venture capital investments or commitments since 2008. This includes investments in dozens of ground travel and technology companies in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Ireland, Spain, Brazil, German! y, Israel and China.

For example, the acquisition of Deem in FY2019 will enable increased access to innovative solutions for the business traveler. The travel platform includes Deem Work Fource and Deem Ground Work â€�“ a suite of online booking and travel technology products for business travelers, travel managers, travel management companies and suppliers.

As the largest annual purchaser of automobiles, Enterprise also is working closely with vehicle manufacturers to increase the number of connected vehicles in its fleet â€�“ with the goal of offering a fully connected fleet of more than two million vehicles.

"The potential for the products and services we'll be able to offer customers when all vehicles are connected is limitless," noted Taylor. 

In FY2019, the company also introduced Subscribe with Enterprise, marking the industry's first vehicle-subscription service to provide the increased access, flexibility and convenience that consumers desire.

Customer Service Excellence

Building on a strong foundation of exceptional service that has been its philosophy since day one, Enterprise Holdings' brands were once again recognized in FY2019 for their commitment to customers.

In its inaugural Travel App Satisfaction Study, J.D. Power found National Car Rental to have the rental car mobile app with the highest customer satisfaction rate, with Enterprise Rent-A-Car clinching the second spot.

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand also earned five Travvy Awards â€�“ presented by travAlliancemedia â€�“ earning gold in four car rental categories: Overall, Domestic, Luxury/Exotic Fleet and Website, and scoring an additional silver award in the International category.

The National Car Rental brand ranked No. 1 on Travel + Leisure magazine's World's Best Awards for the sixth year in a row; the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand followed at No. 2 and Alamo Rent A Car brand ranked closely behind at No. 4.

Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is privately held by the Taylor family of St. Louis, MO. In addition to neighborhood and airport car rental services, Enterprise-branded business lines include: Enterprise CarShare and Car Club; Enterprise Fleet Management (leasing); Enterprise Car Sales; Enterprise Truck Rental and Flex-E-Rent; Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise; Zimride by Enterprise; Commute with Enterprise (vanpooling); and Subscribe with Enterprise (car rental subscription service).

For more information about Enterprise Holdings Inc., visit www.enterpriseholdings.com.

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PRN: Try Templestay in Korea and Experience the Value of Meditation Global Companies also Have Eyes on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:40:24 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603665.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603665.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Try Templestay in Korea and Experience the Value of Meditation Global Companies also Have Eyes on

  [18-October-2019]  

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you know what many of global companies and the Buddhism of 2,700 years of history, have in common? The answer is meditation. (https://chopra.com/articles/corporate-meditation-how-and-why-big-businesses-are-promoting-meditation)

Meditation with a monk

The meditation is one of the key Buddhist practices and corporate meditators said it improves creativity and performance of its employees. This is why large companies continue to run Search Inside Yourself, a meditation-based training program for its employees. And now, Templestay in Korea wants more people to know about the many benefits of meditation.

The positive effect of meditation is scientifically proven by a number of studies including a neuroscience research conducted by Matthieu Ricard, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The studies indicate that meditation relieves anxiety, depression and stress and helps people respond to certain situations calmly and appropriately.

Here is a good way for practitioners to learn meditation comfortably in nature: Try a Templestay in Korea. It means travelers can stay at a temple and learn about the history, culture and tradition of Korean Buddhism.

Participants may spend two days and one night at a temple and experience "Yebul" (Buddhist ceremony), "108 bae" (108 prostrations), meditation and inspiring conversation over tea with a monk â€�“ the experience-oriented Templestay. If visitors want a quiet time alone in a temple, they can choose another type of program â€�“ the rest-oriented Templestay.

In fact, Templestay is proven to have positive effects beyond meditation. The research conducted from 2013 to 2015 by the Seoul National University Hospital, the most prestigious general hospital in Korea, suggests that youths and grown-ups who have experienced a Templestay even for a short period of time felt happier and less anxious or stressful. In the research, MRI analysis of the participants' brains showed that meditation had significantly activated their coping capabilities in stressful situations.

Currently, more than 130 temples in Korea run Templestay programs. Some of them are well-known for their tradition and importance in the 1700-year history of Korean Buddhism such as Beopjusa Temple or Tongdosa Temple, designated as "Mountain Monasteries of Korea" by UNESCO World Heritage Site. Foreigners who do not speak Korean can choose one of 27 temples with English-speaking programs.

For reservation or more information, visit eng.templestay.com. For recommended temples, visitors can refer to FAQ or reviews of others in the Templestay Epilogue tab.

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The experience-oriented Templestay

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PRN: Clé de Peau Beauté Unveils New La Crème, a Recrafted Masterpiece Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:01:50 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603659.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603659.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Clé de Peau Beauté Unveils New La Crème, a Recrafted Masterpiece

  [18-October-2019]  

LONDON, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Clé de Peau Beauté, the premier luxury skincare and beauty brand by SHISEIDO Company, Limited, has unveiled a revitalized edition of the iconic La Crème, its high-performance face cream that perfectly embodies the brand's DNA: intelligent, uncompromising and exquisite. A culmination of unique insights, cutting-edge technology, meticulous craftsmanship, and exceptional performance, the new La Crème is poised to launch in Spring/Summer 2020.

Recrafted eight time since its launch, La Crème is poised to launch in Spring/Summer 2020

Founded on a unique insight of Skin Intelligence, the skin's innate ability to distinguish between bad and good stimuli, and also the ability of skin cells to transmit the information among themselves, La Crème harnesses a deep understanding of skin cell behavior to deliver exceptional results. Recrafted eight times since its launch in 1982, each version of La Crème is advanced with the latest discoveries from Clé de Peau Beauté's ongoing research, and each is more potent and sophisticated th! an its pr edecessor.

The new La Crème features a highly potent blend of a proprietary complex: the Skin-Empowering Illuminator, which comprises a powerhouse blend of five key ingredients: Platinum Golden Silk Essence, Japanese Pearl Shell Extract, Theanine, Perilla Extract and Angelica Acutiloba Extract, helping to amplify Skin Intelligence and enhance skin's ability to repair and defend itself from damage caused by various stressors.

In addition, the revitalized formulation contains the new CeraFerment Extract which is crafted from a yeast that was discovered in Japan's Akita Prefecture and enhances skin's ability to regenerate and become firm from within.

La Crème's exceptionally rich and luxuriant texture was crafted by masters over multiple days in a precise multi-step process and highly measured approach, meticulously blending over sixty curated ingredients to unlock an inner radiance and effectively improve skin for an appearance that feels rejuvenated with youthful density in 12 weeks[1].

The new La Crème, presented in an exquisite jewel-like packaging, was unveiled in an exclusive event that took place in Central London's landmark Serpentine Magazine located in Hyde Park, where over 100 key editors, influencers and retailers from around the world were hosted by Ms Yukari Suzuki, Chief Brand Officer for Clé de Peau Beauté, and Mr Katsunori Yoshida, Chief Technology Officer of the Clé de Peau Beauté Laboratory.

The light-filled venue, a physical celebration of La Crème's promise of radiance, was the perfect setting where technology and light were fully deployed to create an interactive and holistic brand experience -- each touch point highlighting the milestones Clé de Peau Beauté achieved in pushing boundaries in science and innovation. Guests were brought through digital and interactive multimedia installations that showcased the brand journey, the evolution of La Crème and scientific discoveries around skin that form the bedrock of La Crème's exceptionally luxurious performance. 

The event was a physical celebration of La Crème’s promise of radiance

The event also marked another significant milestone -- the brand's launch in Europe with London as its first port of call. 

Ms Suzuki commented: "La Crème sits at the heart of Clé de Peau Beauté and we are proud and honored to present the new and revitalized formulation, which is underpinned by our relentless commitment to science and skincare innovation. It is an icon of luxury that incorporates technologies of the highest order to empower the innate abilities of skin for radiance that evolves day-by-day.

"Moreover, we decided to host this reveal in London as this illustrious city represents the very first step of our brand journey in Europe. We are excited by the endless possibilities ahead that are charted by the dedication of a committed R&D team, constantly striving to forge new scientific frontiers to deliver a radiance so remarkable that it emanates from within."

The launch was also celebrated with a gala dinner at the Corinthia Hotel London, which Clé de Peau Beauté co-hosted with their global brand ambassador, Ms Felicity Jones.

Ms Yukari Suzuki, Clé de Peau Beauté Chief Brand Officer, Ms Felicity Jones, Clé de Peau Beauté Global Brand Ambassador and Mr Katsunori Yoshida, Clé de Peau Beauté Lab Chief Technology Officer celebrate the launch of the new La Crème at a private gala dinner hosted at Corinthia Hotel London

About Clé de Peau Beauté

Clé de Peau Beauté, the global luxury brand from Shiseido Cosmetics, was founded in 1982 as the ultimate expression of elegance and science. Clé de Peau Beauté means the key to skin's beauty. The philosophy of the brand is to unlock the power of a woman's radiance by harnessing makeup technologies and advanced skincare from around the world. Forever guided by an exquisite aesthetic sensibility and intelligence, Clé de Peau Beauté has instilled its products with modernity, enchantment, and dynamism to emerge as an industry leader in delivering radiance so remarkable, it emanates from within. Available in 14 countries and regions.

Clé de Peau Beauté Official Website: www.cledepeau-beaute.com 
Clé de Peau Beauté Official Instagram: instagram.com/cledepeaubeaute 

[1] *Tested in South Africa by 100â€�“103 Caucasian females aged 40â€�“68, July 25â€�“October 18, 2018.

 

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PRN: SC Johnson Launches Global Partnership to Fight Ocean Plastic and Poverty Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:41:14 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603658.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603658.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

SC Johnson Launches Global Partnership to Fight Ocean Plastic and Poverty

  [18-October-2019]  

- 509 plastic collection points will collect 30,000 metric tons of plastic waste over three years â€�“ the equivalent of stopping approximately 1.5 billion plastic bottles from entering the ocean

- This partnership boosts recycling rates and, at the same time, transforms lives by offering economic and social benefits using blockchain technology

- SC Johnson will be the first-ever company to incorporate 100% recycled Social Plastic® collected by Plastic Bank into its products, beginning in February 2020 with its Windex® line in the U.S. and Canada

RACINE, Wisconsin, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson, an industry-leading manufacturer of household consumer brands, and Plastic Bank today launched a global partnership to stop plastic waste from entering the ocean and fight poverty. The three-year effort creates recycling infrastructure on a massive scale across five countries and pays residents to collect plastic in exchange for digital savings and rewards. Once the plastic is collected and exchanged, it will be recycled into the first-ever 100% Social Plastic® bottle, which SC Johnson will use for its iconic Windex® line beginning in February 2020.

Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8593651-sc-johnson-plastic-bank-global-partnership-fight-ocean-plastic-and-poverty/

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"More than 8 million metric tons of plastic leak into the ocean every year, so building infrastructure that stops plastic before it gets into the ocean is key to solving this issue," said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "I'm particularly pleased that this program we developed with Plastic Bank helps to address poverty and this critical environmental issue at the same time."

SC Johnson and Plastic Bank already have nine collection centers in Indonesia. Under the new three-year agreement, they will expand to 509 total collection centers and points across several countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam â€�“ four of the five countries that contribute most to ocean plastic â€�“ and Brazil.

With the global increase in scale that this partnership will bring, Plastic Bank plans to collect 30,000 metric tons of plastic waste over three years. This is the equivalent of stopping approximately 1.5 billion plastic bottles from entering our waterways and ocean, as 100% of the plastic will be collected within 30 miles of an ocean or waterway in countries without a formal waste collection infrastructure.

Extreme poverty often compounds extreme pollution as many developing countries lack the resources necessary to build waste removal and recycling infrastructure. Researchers estimate that 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the ocean every year,1 and approximately 90% of it comes from 10 rivers around the world2 â€�“ eight in Asia and two in Africa. This pollution has far-reaching implications for our planet and all life on Earth.

Addressing Poverty and Pollution: How Social Plastic® Works
Developed by Plastic Bank, the Social Plastic® ecosystem builds and activates recycling infrastructure in the world's poorest regions and invites residents to earn a stable income by joining the effort. Residents can collect and exchange plastic for digital tokens. Using blockchain technology they can use the tokens in exchange for access to necessities, healthcare coverage, school tuition, local currency and more â€�“ reducing the risk of loss or theft.

Residents can substantially boost their incomes, according to Plastic Bank, as they receive the spot market rate plus premium for the plastic they collect. Once collected, the plastic is recycled into Social Plastic® and sold to make new products.

"Together with SC Johnson, we now have the ability to help close the loop and advance a circular economy while developing infrastructure in the areas where it is needed the most," said David Katz, Plastic Bank's Founder and CEO. "We are eager to expand exponentially and maximize our efforts in cleaning the environment, prohibiting waste from entering the ocean and alleviating poverty simultaneously. There is no better partner than Fisk and SC Johnson â€�“ other CEOs should take note."

SC Johnson Bottles Major Home Cleaning Brand in Social Plastic® â€�“ An Industry First
Beginning in February 2020, SC Johnson will incorporate 100% recycled Social Plastic® collected by Plastic Bank® into its iconic Windex® line. The 100% recycled Social Plastic® bottle will be incorporated into Windex® Original and Windex® Vinegar in the United States and Canada.

At Work for a Better World â€�“ A Multi-Faceted Approach to Reducing Waste
The partnership with Plastic Bank is just one way SC Johnson is carrying out its commitment to help tackle the plastic pollution crisis. The company has steadily increased the use of post-consumer recycled plastic in its products and removed excess plastics wherever possible.

  • 94% of SC Johnson's plastic packaging is designed to be recyclable, reusable or compostable. The goal is 100% by 2025.
  • SC Johnson uses post-consumer recycled bottles for several product lines.
  • SC Johnson removed more than 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from its primary packaging during fiscal year 2018/19.

Expanding Offerings of Concentrate Products
Since the unveiling of Windex® concentrates in 2011, SC Johnson has expanded its refill options to other popular cleaning brands, including Pledge®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Shout® and fantastik®. Every time a consumer chooses a concentrate product, they use nearly 80% less plastic.

The new line of SC Johnson concentrates launched in the United States and Canada last summer, with Scrubbing Bubbles®, Windex® and fantastik® bottles available on Amazon. The next wave of concentrate refills â€�“ including Scrubbing Bubbles®, Windex® and Mr Muscle® â€�“ are launching in Mexico, the United Kingdom, China and Japan this fall.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation â€�“ The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment
Fisk Johnson was also one of only a select few CEOs to sign The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, an initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment to establish a common vision for companies to help create a circular economy for plastics. As a part of that commitment, SC Johnson will make 100% of its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025.

About SC Johnson
SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 133-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. www.scjohnson.com

About Plastic Bank
Plastic Bank is a platform for the world to gather together to stop ocean plastic and alleviate poverty through a global recycling ecosystem. Plastic Bank acts as a convenience store for the world's poor that accepts plastic waste as a currency. This recycling ecosystem is sustained through the sale and use of Social Plastic® by some of the world's largest organizations. Over 1 million supporters have asked brands to support Plastic Bank and Social Plastic®. In addition to using our recycled Social Plastic®, both individuals and companies have the ability to offset their own plastic footprint. This is how we unite the world to reduce global poverty while making plastic too valuable to enter the ocean.

Social Plastic® is Plastic Bank Verified plastic that provides a premium for the collector. The premiums are called Plastic Bank Rewards. These rewards are distributed and authenticated through the Plastic Bank app, which uses Blockchain technology to provide the safest and most trusted means to deliver a globally scalable social impact. All of the plastic collected through the Social Plastic® ecosystem is sorted, recycled, and sold to forward thinking brands to use in their manufacturing instead of new plastics.

Plastic Bank aims to provide large scale sustainable premiums in every recycling community around the world. This is how we stop ocean plastic. The more premiums that come from corporate purchases of Social Plastic® and/or off-set incentives the faster new regions can become eligible to receive Plastic Bank Rewards.

1 World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey & Company, The New Plastics Economy â€�” Rethinking the future of plastics (2016, http://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/publications).
2 World Economic Forum (2018, https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/90-of-plastic-polluting-our-oceans-comes-from-just-10-rivers/)

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PRN: The Bicester Village Shopping Collection Champions the Future of Fashion Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:12:16 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603629.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603629.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

The Bicester Village Shopping Collection Champions the Future of Fashion

  [18-October-2019]  

30 of the UK's top up-and-coming fashion designers take centre stage for 20 days at Bicester Village

NEW DEHLI, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This October, Bicester Village has joined forces with The British Fashion Council (BFC) for a second year to open the BFC Designer Pop-Up. Bicester Village is one of the UK's leading luxury shopping destinations and is the founding member of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection; the BFC is a not-for-profit organisation that champions British fashion in the global fashion economy.

The BFC pop-up at Bicester Village, near London (PRNewsfoto/Bicester Village Shopping)

The Bicester Village Shopping Collection comprises 11 award-winning destinations in Europe and China, each providing a luxury environment where discerning guests can discover a unique mix of fashion, food, and art presented against a backdrop of unrivalled hospitality. A visit to one of the Villages transforms an ordinary day out into an extraordinary shopping experience. The Collection is home to more than 1,300 boutiques, with each Village playing host to the world's most revered international and local fashion and lifestyle brands offering savings of up to 60% on the recommended retail price.

The BFC Designer Pop-Up features 30 British designers who represent the best creative and innovative talent in the UK. The exclusive pop-up is open until 27th October, providing guests to Bicester Village with a rare opportunity to explore, try and buy items from this exceptional edit of designers, many of whom do not otherwise have a bricks and mortar presence.

The Bicester Village Shopping Collection is widely recognised as the best performing shopping centre portfolio (full price and off price) in the world in terms of known sales per square metre. In 2018, 42 million guests from all around the globe visited the 11 destinations, with more than a third of sales in Europe generated by visitors from outside the EU. Just as Bicester Village is located 46 minutes from London by train, other members of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection are also conveniently positioned within easy reach of Europe and China's most important gateway cities enabling culture-seeking travellers the convenience of an unforgettable day out during their travels. Neighbouring cities to the 11 Villages include London; Paris; Shanghai! ; Brussels; Milan; Barcelona; Madrid; Dublin; Antwerp; Cologne; Dusseldorf; Munich; Frankfurt; and Suzhou.

The Designer Pop-Up includes breakthrough prodigies such as Grace Wales Bonner, Camilla Elphick and Phoebe English, as well as established brands such as Erdem, Hillier Bartley, Huishan Zhang, J&M Davidson, Mary Katrantzou, Paper London, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Racil and Sophia Webster.

Guests can directly support the fledgling designers with every purchase, as all 30 designers will receive 100% of their sales profits, thanks to Bicester Village's pledge to allow free-of-charge trading within its BFC pop-up. Last year's talents benefited from the Collection's global audience, with sales of over £100,000 during a ten-day trading period, helping these young creatives achieve commercial success and expand their international presence.

Following the success of the partnership, in 2020 the pop-up will open at one of the Villages within The Bicester Village Shopping Collection in China. The pop-up is just one in a range of initiatives that demonstrates The Bicester Village Shopping Collection's commitment to the future of the global fashion industry.

ABOUT THE BICESTER VILLAGE SHOPPING COLLECTION

The Bicester Village Shopping Collection is the 11 distinctive destinations across Western Europe and China, within reach of many of the world's most important cities: London, Paris, Shanghai, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Brussels, Antwerp, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt, and Suzhou. The Collection, by Value Retail, is unique in its unprecedented brand mix, beautiful settings, cultural richness, remarkable service and savings on the recommended retail price of up to 60%. Each Village plays host to the world's most revered fashion and lifestyle b! outiques, and each one offers extraordinary experiences and hospitality for the world's most discerning guests. Discover more at www.TheBicesterVillageShoppingCollection.com  

ABOUT BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL

The British Fashion Council (BFC) was set up in 1983 to promote British fashion internationally and co-ordinate this promotion through fashion weeks, exhibitions and showcasing events. The BFC now supports designers beginning at college level and extending to talent identification, business support and showcasing schemes to help British designer businesses develop their profiles and businesses globally and promote British fashion and its influential role in Britain and London. The BFC Colleges Council offers support to students through its Foundation, BA and MA scholarships, links with industry through design competitions and Graduate Preview Day. Talent identification and business support schemes include BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund and NEWGEN, which includes womenswear, menswear and accessories. The BFC also runs and owns charities including the BFC Fashion Arts Foundation! , the BFC Fashion Trust and the BFC Education Foundation. Showcasing initiatives and events include London Fashion Week, London Fashion Week Men's, LONDON show ROOMS, International Fashion Showcase, London Fashion Week Festival and the annual celebration of creativity and innovation in the fashion industry: The Fashion Awards.

ABOUT BUSINESS OF RETAIL

A partnership between the British Fashion Council and The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, the Business of Retail mentorship programme is offered to a group of alumni from the British Fashion Council's owned initiatives and charities, including the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund and the BFC Fashion Trust, together with a selection of established British brands. The programme gives these designers a new retail landscape, business development expertise and global exposure, assisting them in taking the crucial steps to establishing themselves on the global stage. As part of the partnership, the 2019 BFC Designer Pop-up will provide these designers with exposure to over 450,000 new customers in three weeks, enabling them to trade free of charge and to receive 100% of their respective sales. The 2018 boutique generated sales in excess of £100,000 in 10 days for participant designers.

The 2019 line-up includes: Erdem; Mary Katrantzou; Emilia Wickstead; Rejina Pyo; palmer//harding; Phoebe English; and Mother of Pearl.  

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The interior of the BFC pop-up, designed by Diane Bresson, graphic designer graduate from Central Saint Martins, London (PRNewsfoto/Bicester Village Shopping)

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PRN: Kanazawa University Research: Controlling Ion Recognition in Reactive Host-guest Systems Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:43:13 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603624.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603624.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Kanazawa University Research: Controlling Ion Recognition in Reactive Host-guest Systems

  [18-October-2019]  

KANAZAWA, Japan, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Kanazawa University report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society that in reactive hostâ€�“guest systems, both the molecular recognition and the chemical reaction can happen first.  Moreover, it is possible to make the order dependent on the guest ion, a discovery that may be relevant for drug-delivery applications.

Sometimes a molecule can only undergo a particular chemical reaction if it forms a so-called hostâ€�“guest complex together with another molecule â€�” the two molecules are then bound together not by covalent bonds but by intermolecular forces. What happens is that first, the host recognizes the guest, after which it can chemically react and become another molecule. But now, Shigehisa Akine and colleagues from Kanazawa University have shown that the reversed order is also possible: first, the host undergoes a chemical reaction, after which it recognizes and forms a complex with the guest ion. Moreover, they found that the order of recognition and reaction can be switched by modifying the guest ion. Distinguishing between the two alternatives ('recognition first' or 'reaction first') becomes important when the timescale on which the two processes happen differ significantly, a situation that could be exploited in applications including drug! delivery .

For their study, the researchers used a cobalt-containing host molecule (a 'metallohost'), which has a cavity that can accommodate a particular ion (charged atom) as a guest. The metallohost can undergo reactions of the type known as ligand exchange reaction. The advantage of using this host system is that the occurring reaction processes are slow, and easily monitorable by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy. As guest ion, Akine and colleagues used a compound named NaOTf, containing a sodium ion, which can occupy the host's cavity when forming the hostâ€�“guest complex.

After adding NaOTf to the metallohost, the NMR signal did not initially point to a structural change.  owever, after 3 hours, a change did occur, indicating the formation of new molecules. To determine whether the process was 'recognition first' or 'reaction first', the researchers examined the kinetics of the ligand exchange reaction, and its relation to the sodium concentration. They found that the reaction speed increased significantly with increasing the concentration of sodium, which made them conclude that for sodium the mechanism was 'recognition first'.

Akine and colleagues performed similar experiments with potassium- and rubidium-based guest compounds. Interestingly, they observed that the ligand exchange then occurred in the guest-free form, meaning that the overall process was 'reaction first'.

The observed dependence of the type of binding taking place on the type of guest metal ion not only add new insights into host-guest chemistry and their dynamics, but may also lead to applications. The scientists believe that 'The understanding of the mechanism would help in developing new time-programmable guest uptake/release systems such as drug delivery systems.'

Background

Hostâ€�“guest chemistry

Hostâ€�“guest complexes are supramolecular structures consisting of two or more molecules or ions bound together by forces other than covalent bonds â€�” the usual chemical bonds in which two atoms share a pair of electrons. Typical non-covalent bonds are Van der Waals interactions (attraction between neutral atoms or molecules), hydrogen bonds (electrostatic attraction between a hydrogen atom in one molecule and an electronegative atom with a lone electron pair in another) and ionic bonds (electrostatic attraction between oppositely charged ions). Hostâ€�“guest compounds can exist because of molecular recognition; the geometries and compositions of particular parts (moieties) of two nearby molecules are then such that a stable supramolecular structure develops, which is held in p! lace thro ugh non-covalent bonds.

The research team of Shigehisa Akine at Kanazawa University investigated host­â€�“guest complexes undergoing reactions; they looked at whether recognition or reaction takes place first. They found that it is possible to switch between 'recognition first' and 'reaction first' by changing a guest metal ion.

Nuclear magnetic resonance

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a technique capable of measuring local magnetic fields in the vicinity of atomic nuclei. The underlying principle is that when a molecule is placed in a magnetic field, an NMR signal is produced by the excitation of nuclei with radio waves, which is detected with sensitive radio receivers. The precise resonance radio frequency depends on the resonating atom's environment in the molecule, thus providing information on the molecule's structure. NMR is an important technique for studying hostâ€�“guest complexes, as the (non-covalent) binding of the host and guest molecules causes a change in their electronic environments, leading to shifted signals in the NMR spectrum. Akine and colleagues used NMR to distinguish 'reaction first' and 'recognition first' pathways in reactive hostâ€�“guest systems.

Reference

Yoko Sakata, Munehiro Tamiya, Masahiro Okada, and Shigehisa Akine. Switching of Recognition First and Reaction First Mechanisms in Hostâˆ�’Guest Binding Associated with Chemical Reactions, Journal of the American Chemical Society 141, 15597 (2019).

DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b06926

URL: https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.9b06926

About Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI)

https://nanolsi.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/en/

Nano Life Science Institute (NanoLSI), Kanazawa University is a research center established in 2017 as part of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The objective of this initiative is to form world-tier research centers. NanoLSI combines the foremost knowledge of bio-scanning probe microscopy to establish 'nano-endoscopic techniques' to directly image, analyze, and manipulate biomolecules for insights into mechanisms governing life phenomena such as diseases.

About Kanazawa University

http://www.kanazawa-u.ac.jp/e/

As the leading comprehensive university on the Sea of Japan coast, Kanazawa University has contributed greatly to higher education and academic research in Japan since it was founded in 1949. The University has three colleges and 17 schools offering courses in subjects that include medicine, computer engineering, and humanities.

The University is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in Kanazawa â€�“ a city rich in history and culture. The city of Kanazawa has a highly respected intellectual profile since the time of the fiefdom (1598-1867). Kanazawa University is divided into two main campuses: Kakuma and Takaramachi for its approximately 10,200 students including 600 from overseas.

Further information
Hiroe Yoneda
Vice Director of Public Affairs
WPI Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI)
Kanazawa University
Kakuma-machi, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
Email: nanolsi-office@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp
Tel: +81(76) 234-4550

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PRN: PEER TO PEER Staged a Shining Debut in Liverpool Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:40:14 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603606.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603606.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

PEER TO PEER Staged a Shining Debut in Liverpool

  [18-October-2019]  

LIVERPOOL, England, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the 20th anniversary between Shanghai and Liverpool as sister cities, PEER TO PEER kicked off its first edition in St. George's Hall and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

PEER TO PEER at St. George's Hall, Liverpool

In this September, PEER TO PEER was first showcased at Photofairs Shanghai founded by World Photography Organisation. Shanghai has become the leading destination in Asia Pacific for discovering and collecting photography from the emerging to the iconic. For six continuous years in Shanghai since 2014, Photofairs Shanghai has been dedicated to presenting fine art photography and moving image from leading international galleries and their artists in dynamic and cutting-edge destinations around the world. 

As a core project of LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 in Liverpool, PEER TO PEER is a group show of 14 excellent Chinese and UK artists, selected by 14 influential cultural leaders from across the UK and China. In Liverpool, it will take place across Open Eye Gallery and St. George's Hall till 8 December; the exhibition will also be shown at Shanghai Centre of Photography from 9 December to 9 February 2020.

Focusing on exchange with China, PEER TO PEER uses the evolving language of photography to unlock international dialogue. The exhibition sets out to reflect on shifting global identities, worldwide environmental issues and how we can use images to communicate effectively: across borders, technologies and cultures. Following Chapter One: TRANSPLANT, the second and much more scaled-up chapter is based around two strands: TRANSLATE and TRANSITION. Featured Rising Chinese artists including Sun Yanchu, Jiang Pengyi, Wu Yue, Fan Xi, Qin Yifeng and Chen Zhe, UK artists are Anna Ridler, Sony World Photo Award winner Yan Wang Preston, DAZED 100 nominator Maisie Cousins, Alix Marie, Othello De'Souza-Hartley, Jonny Briggs, Mandy Barker and Siân Davey.

PEER TO PEER is delivered by Open Eye Gallery, and funded by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council and The Foyle Foundation. It is also supported by World Photography Organisation, Shanghai Municipal Information Office and Branding Shanghai.

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PRN: Top Global Athletes and Sports Personalities Awarded at ANOC Awards 2019 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:40:13 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603578.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603578.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Top Global Athletes and Sports Personalities Awarded at ANOC Awards 2019

  [18-October-2019]  

DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) has announced the winners of the ANOC Awards 2019, honouring commitment to sport and outstanding athlete performances from five international multi-sport events.   

The sixth edition of the annual awards ceremony took place at the Katara Cultural Village during the XXIV ANOC General Assembly in Doha, Qatar.

The winners of each category were selected by an ANOC Jury, comprised of the President of each Continental Association, representatives from the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and representatives from the ANOC Athletes' Commission.

Full list of winners:

Best Male and Female Athletes of Asian Games 2018
Mrs Chen YILE, People's Republic of China, Gymnastics (Female)
Mr Ali AL-KHORAFI, Kuwait, Equestrian (Male)

Best Male and Female Athletes of European Games 2019
Mrs Dina AVERINA, Russian Federation, Gymnastics (Female)
Mr Mauro NESPOLI, Italy, Archery (Male)

Best Male and Female Athletes of African Games 2019
Mrs Erin GALLAGHER, South Africa, Swimming (Female)
Mr Sydney SIAME, Zambia, Athletics (Male)

Best Male and Female Athletes of Pan American Games 2019
Mrs Mariana PAJÃ�“N, Colombia, BMX (Female)
Mr Julio César LA CRUZ, Cuba, Boxing (Male)

Best Male and Female Athletes of Pacific Games 2019
Mrs Toea WISIL, Papua New Guinea, Athletics (Female)
Mr Brandon SCHUSTER, Samoa, Swimming (Male)

ANOC Award for Outstanding Performance
Mrs Katarina WITT, Germany, Figure Skating

ANOC Award for Outstanding Athlete
Mr Yasuhiro YAMASHITA â€�“ Japan

ANOC Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement
Mr Sam RAMSAMY â€�“ South Africa

ANOC Award for Contribution to the Olympic Movement
H.E. Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa AL-THANI â€�“ Qatar

Footage from the ANOC awards is available to download via www.digitalnewsagency.com.

About ANOC Awards

The ANOC Awards was created in order to recognise the achievements of the NOCs and their athletes as well as distinguished members of the Olympic Family. Held each year, the event is an opportunity for the world's NOCs come together in a relaxed and entertaining environment and enjoy an evening celebrating sport.

The awards presented each year vary depending on the sporting events that have taken place that year and are decided by the ANOC jury.

 

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PRN: Malaysia's Former Minister of Defence, Hishammuddin Hussein, Declares That His Country Deserves Better Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:40:13 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603576.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603576.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Malaysia's Former Minister of Defence, Hishammuddin Hussein, Declares That His Country Deserves Better

  [18-October-2019]  

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Hishammuddin Hussein, the former Defence Minister of Malaysia, has called on his countrymen to work towards uniting all races and working towards the nation's progress.

Mr. Hishammuddin Hussein

In a letter issued to the Malaysian media, Mr Hussein said: "The past few weeks have witnessed talks on unity from across political lines. Whether it is in terms of political cooperation, or Malay Unity - I have always been consistent, I support any effort to unite Malaysians at any level. Whether it begins at the societal level, or between the Malays first, we must realise that this effort has been undertaken since before our days of Independence," adding, "In 1946, my grandfather Dato Onn Ja'afar convened a meeting of more than 40 Malay organisations, uniting the Malays to oppose the British Empire and the formation of the Malayan Uni! on. While this led to the founding of the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), he realized an independent Malaysia will not be able to succeed only based on Malay Unity. This led to his resignation from UMNO in 1951 because they rejected his proposal to open UMNO's membership to all races."

The former Defence Minister warned: "Though not exactly, history is repeating itself. Whether it was through Muafakat Nasional or by the Kongres Maruah Melayu â€�“ the central focus of these events may be seeds that have been planted to grow into a larger theme of unity, which involves the other races that make up our multiracial nation."

He added: "I know, and it is expected, that the racial rhetoric surrounding these events have led to the other races feeling sidelined and being attacked, shadowing any good intention these events may have aimed to achieve. This threatens to unravel the fragility of our society. Instead, we should focus our attention on the struggle and determination of the leaders to unite the Malays, who represent the majority of our population. Non-Malays, however, must not be worried, as we understand that Malay unity cannot come at the expense of the unity of all Malaysians, it is purely the foundation of a larger, all-encompassing effort to unite our divided country."

Mr. Hussein said: "Malaysia seems to be stuck in a whirlwind of hate speech and fake news, fueled by worsening racial relations that both sides of the political divide are responsible for. But who must lead the solution? We as the political leaders of the country must take charge and realise we need to fix this before it gets worse. I admit, this may not be an easy journey, but we must persevere. There may be many incidents where lashing out will seem like the easiest option, but don't give in. Good sense and sincerity must prevail in wanting to see Malaysia move forward. If we, as leaders, truly care about the good people of our nation, we must take leadership and heal those who are hurt."

Commenting on the current status of the country's economy, Mr. Hussein said: "Admittedly, the economy has also taken a hit due to this political uncertainty following the aftermath of the 14th General Elections. Commodity prices are falling, unemployment is on the rise and people are not feeling the boost in their wallets that they were hoping for. Austerity measures and belt tightening only serve as short-term stop gap measures and do not benefit the nation in the long run. I believe that whatever policies implemented today will be only be overshadowed and not have a positive impact on the people until political stability and certainty is restored," adding, "furthermore, we must not discount the risks involving security surrounding the country, with unwanted forces potentially exploiting our divided society. Threats to national unity, combined with a flagging economy, and security threats serve a potent and dangerous mix for Malaysia'! s future."

On the need to chart a new way forward for Malaysia, Mr. Hussein said: "We must stop and realise - it is now the time to heal. It will take a lot of courage, and decisions made may not be popular â€�“ but this is crucial and needs to be addressed and deliberated with sense and not emotion. We must do more to create a nation, which our children and grandchildren will be grateful to be living in. The good people of Malaysia want to see some sense in all this chaos, and they must see these efforts as foundations laid down for a brighter future."

He added: "We cannot deny that it has to start somewhere, and the Malays have taken a proactive initiative with our own household, but it must not stop there. We must be optimistic in bringing a positive narrative forward, to build on what has been done to include all Malaysians, regardless of race, religion and creed."

Echoing the chant on Malaysia Deserves Better, the former minister urged his countrymen: "to work patiently, to unite our fractured nation, to heal the divide, and to endure whatever tomorrow will bring."

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PRN: IOF: A Fracture Every 3 Seconds Worldwide - That's Osteoporosis Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:45:11 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603571.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603571.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

IOF: A Fracture Every 3 Seconds Worldwide - That's Osteoporosis

  [18-October-2019]  

GENEVA, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine fractured her spine while bending to help her disabled mother. Lo Lan broke her hip after tripping over a loose carpet in her home.

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and easily breakable, resulting in life-changing fractures. Older adults who are alert to their possible osteoporosis risk factors can take steps for timely prevention by asking for testing and treatment if needed. (PRNewsfoto/The International Osteoporosis )

Both women have something in common. They were unaware that they had osteoporosis, the disorder which causes bones to become weak and as fragile as glass. People with osteoporosis can fracture a bone even after the most minor fall from standing height, or from simply sneezing, or bending to tie a shoelace.

Worldwide, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 or over will sustain an osteoporosis-related fracture. Approximately 200 million people are affected, resulting in a fracture every 3 seconds.

On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), together with its 250 member organizations worldwide, urge all older adults to be aware of osteoporosis risk factors and to consult their doctors if they are at risk.

Although there are many factors which can point to possible underlying osteoporosis, among the most common are: a broken bone after age 50 following a low-trauma fall; height loss of more than 4 cm (ca 1.5 inches); long-term use of glucocorticoids and other bone damaging medications; being frail and underweight; and parental history of osteoporosis or hip fracture. A quick and easy way to alert oneself to possible risk is with the new online IOF Osteoporosis Risk Check.

A fracture in one's senior years can be life-changing. Acute pain, lengthy rehabilitation, long-term disability, dependence on caregivers, and loss of quality of life are all too common. Hip fractures can be life-threatening and loss of function and independence among survivors is profound, with 40% unable to walk independently and 60% requiring assistance a year later. Because of these losses, 33% are totally dependent or in a nursing home in the year following a hip fracture.

IOF President Professor Cyrus Cooper, states:

"All adults must make their bone health a priority. Maintaining strong bones and muscles is the key to an active, mobile future at older age. If you're at risk, don't hesitate to ask your doctor for testing and an appropriate treatment strategy if needed. Today, there is a wide range of effective osteoporosis treatments which have been shown to reduce the risk of hip fractures by up to 40% and spine fractures by 30-70%."

IOF also calls on health authorities to prioritize bone health and thereby reduce the costly human and economic burden of fragility fractures in their countries.

Professor Cooper adds: "As experts in the field we join our patient advocates in urging global action. A pervasive treatment gap is leaving even the most high-risk patients unprotected against fractures. An individual who has already had one fragility fracture is highly vulnerable to further fractures, with a five times greater risk of another fracture within the first year. Yet approximately 80% of these patients are neither identified nor treated for the underlying cause, osteoporosis."

A key strategy to addressing the treatment gap and the global fragility fracture crisis is the implementation of Fracture Liaison Services in all hospitals which see fracture patients. Such coordinated, multi-disciplinary services improve patient care and help reduce secondary fractures â€�“ ultimately decreasing enormous fracture-related healthcare costs around the world.

About World Osteoporosis Day (WOD):

Marked annual on October 20, the campaign calls for global action to fight osteoporosis and related fractures worldwide. www.worldosteoporosisday.org

WOD Official Partners: Sunsweet, Takeda, Medtronic

About IOF:

The International Osteoporosis Foundation is the world's largest non-governmental organization dedicated to bone health and osteoporosis prevention. @iofbonehealth, www.iofbonehealth.org

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Media Contact: L. Misteli, info@iofbonehealth.org, +41-22-994-0100

With osteoporosis, bones become progressively more porous and fragile. People with osteoporosis can fracture a bone because of a minor fall from standing height, a bump, or even from bending to tie a shoelace. (PRNewsfoto/The International Osteoporosis )

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PRN: Agoda presents rugby destinations for rugby superfans Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:40:14 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603569.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603569.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Agoda presents rugby destinations for rugby superfans

  [18-October-2019]  

SINGAPORE, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The past couple of months have seen rugby superfans on the edge of their seats with anticipation as they support their favourite national teams, playing the world's largest rugby tournament in stadiums across Japan. As we hunker down to witness the final eight tussle for the title, Agoda presents some ideas to keep the rugby fever in play in the months ahead. Dig deep into the roots of rugby across the United Kingdom, join the haka in New Zealand, or tour the grounds of the greats across Australia, South Africa, France and Japan.

Agoda presents rugby destinations for rugby superfans

1. New Zealand
Destination: Auckland

Even strangers to rugby might be familiar with the New Zealand All Blacks and their pre-match haka. For rugby fans visiting New Zealand, absolute must-dos include taking a guided tour around the legendary grounds of Eden Park in Auckland. Visitors on a Saturday have the chance to participate in an authentic Māori haka experience; where they literally get to learn the haka within the changing room before performing it on the field like the All Blacks.

Stay at this nearby Agoda Homes property in the iconic Old Farmers Building, right in the heart of Auckland, close to the city's main attractions and with stunning views to boot.

2. Ireland
Destination: Dublin

In Ireland, The Ballsbridge Hotel or The Sandymount Hotel in Ballsbridge are choice stays offering unbeatable proximity to almost all things rugby in Dublin, including several famed stadiums.

Take a tour around the grounds of Aviva Stadium, which is home to the Irish national rugby team, or even catch a match if you're lucky. After the game, grab a pint at the iconic Guinness Storehouse or the bars along Temple Bar, which are also nearby.

3. England
Destinations: London and Warwickshire

It's impossible to talk about rugby without mentioning what is perhaps every superfan's dream destination â€�“ Twickenham in England. The sport continues to be a point of obsession across the country, so it comes as no surprise that three teams originating from the United Kingdom are hot contenders for the title of in this world class rugby event.

Just southwest of London lies Twickenham, home to the English Rugby Union and Twickenham Stadium â€�“ the world's largest rugby arena. Via Agoda.com, visitors can sign up to explore the grounds on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, get a bird's eye view from the top of a stand and imagine the roar of the crowd as they run out of the players' tunnel to pitch side. The same tour also grants access into the World Rugby Museum, an immersive and interactive experience of rugby around the world.

Feeling a little tired from all the exploring? Book the luxurious Hilton London Syon Park or DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston upon Thames, and enjoy a sweet respite. Both hotels still place you near London's key sights, making it easy to do some sightseeing in between rugby geek-outs.

For a change of pace from the hustle and bustle of London, head straight to quaint Warwickshire instead. The town is widely known as the birthplace of rugby and is a must-stop on every superfan's travel bucket list.

Check-in at Glebe Hotel or the Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall for a cosy, tranquil stay that's quiet but isn't too removed from all the action. The Rugby School offers a great experiential tour, which covers the history of the game as well as a tour around its old world grounds, entry into the one and only World Rugby Hall of Fame, and a walk around the William Webb Ellis Football Museu! m.

4. South Africa
Destination: Cape Town

Rugby is hugely popular across South Africa; for the ultimate Cape Town weekend, splash out for a suite and be spoiled at the beautiful POD Camps Bay Hotel, located right on the Camps Bay beachfront. Then take a trip up to the Cape Winelands, where you will be able to tour the cellars and witness the making of a specialty Cape champagne, or complete your rugby trip with an epic Rugby Wine Tour, which specializes in wines associated with the nation's Springbok players.

5. Wales
Destination: Cardiff

Four words: Rugby. Cardiff. Principality Stadium. There's nothing quite like catching a Welsh game on home ground; the atmosphere is electric with passionate Welsh fans cheering and singing to support their team. Wales will play host to internationals in 2020, which are set to be the next hot matches to watch, so be sure to book tickets early.

The Hotel Indigo Cardiff makes for a superb stay â€�“ less than a kilometre away from Principality Stadium, and within reach of most Cardiff hotspots, like the Cardiff Castle. Agoda.com offers various tours around the city; book a customized private tour with local guides (known as Lokafyers), or hop-on and off a bus tour for a speedier way to see the city.

6. Australia
Destination: Sydney

Rugby has enjoyed a long, illustrious 150 years of history in Australia. The team plays at various stadiums around the country, but it was the Sydney Cricket Ground that was the venue for the first ever Australian international in 1899.

Take a behind-the-scenes guided tour on Agoda.com to tread the path of champions, before checking into the InterContinental Sydney for a five-star stay. The hotel offers stunning views of Darling Harbour, is located within walking distance to the iconic Sydney Opera House and is just a short drive away from Bondi and Manly beaches should travelers fancy some surfing lessons.

7. France
Destination: Paris

The Blues (or Les Blues) have won an impressive 17 championships against their European competitors and a trip to Paris for an respectable rugby fan would include a trip to Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris, which can be toured via Agoda.com. This Agoda Homes loft makes for a perfect abode near the stadium, or stay at the exceptional Hotel Mathis, a classic within walking distance of all of the city's main sights.

8. Japan
Destination: Yokohama

The world class rugby event is being held in Japan for the first time since its inauguration 32 years ago, and for good reason. Japan is widely known as the rugby powerhouse of Asia, and the Brave Blossoms have caused quite a stir among rugby fans after swiftly defeating the Irish team at Pool A, heralding a new chapter in Japanese rugby.

Rugby fans heading to soak up the excitement in Japan shouldn't miss the picturesque changing of leaves as fall blankets the nation right during finals season in Yokohama. Head to Yokohama Park (right next to the finals stadium) and Sankeien Gardens for the best viewing points, and the Yokohama Royal Park Hotel and Hotel Associa Shin-Yokohama make for exceptional stays.

Agoda Logo (PRNewsfoto/Agoda)

About Agoda

Agoda is one of the world's fastest growing online travel booking platforms. From its beginnings as an e-commerce start-up based in Singapore in 2005, Agoda has grown to offer a global network of over 2.5 million properties in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, offering travelers easy access to a wide choice of luxury and budget hotels, apartments, homes and villas to suit all budgets and travel occasions.

Headquartered in Singapore, Agoda is part of Booking Holdings (Nasdaq: BKNG) and employs more than 5,000 staff across 67 cities in more than 30 countries. Agoda.com and the Agoda mobile app are available in 38 languages.

For more information, please contact press@agoda.com.

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Company Codes: NASDAQ-NMS:BKNG
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PRN: Interim Report for Duni AB (publ) January 1 - September 30, 2019 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:02:42 +0200 http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603563.html http://zend.comunicati.net/comunicati/turismo/varie/603563.html PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Interim Report for Duni AB (publ) January 1 - September 30, 2019

  [18-October-2019]  

Improved operating margin and continuing growth in sustainable packaging solutions

BOX, Sweden, Oct. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --

JULY 1-SEPTEMBER 30

  • Net sales amounted to SEK 1,377 m (1,190), corresponding to a 15.7% increase in sales. Adjusted for exchange rate movements, net sales increased by 11.7%.            
  • Earnings per share after dilution amounted to SEK 1.71 (1.39).           
  • The implemented price increases and continuing decline of raw material prices contributes positively to the strong cash flow. The improvement in operating income takes place successively as the lower raw material prices affect the inventory revaluation.

JANUARY 1-SEPTEMBER 30           

  • Net sales amounted to SEK 3,990 m (3,467), corresponding to a 15.1% increase in sales. Adjusted for exchange rate movements, net sales increased by 11.8%.            
  • Earnings per share after dilution amounted to SEK 4.20 (4.00).           
  • Prices increases, cost controls and BioPak in Australia made a positive contribution.           
  • The raw material impact remains negative due to inventory revaluation effects.

KEY FINANCIALS  

SEK m 

3 months
Jul-Sep

2019

3 months
Jul-Sep

2018

9 months
Jan-Sep
2019

9 months
Jan-Sep 2018

12 months
Oct-Sep
 
2018/2019

12 months
Jan-Dec
2018

Net sales

1,377

1,190

3,990

3,467

5,450

4,927

Organic growth

0.2%

0.8%

-0.5%

1.6%

-0.1%

1.5%

Organic pro forma growth 1)

3.1%

1.4%

2.4%

1.9%

2.9%

2.5%

Operating income 2,3)

130

107

334

293

471

430

Operating margin 2,3)

9.5%

9.0%

8.4%

8.5%

8.6%

8.7%

Income after financial items 

106

90

258

254

332

328

Income after tax 

81

66

200

191

259

249


1) Currency-adjusted growth including acquisitions, which are compared with the previous year's pro forma figures.  

2) For key financials, definitions and reconciliation of alternative key financials, see pages 26-27  

3) For the impact of the new leases standard as of January 1, 2019, see Note 1.  


 

CEO's comments

Stronger operating margin
"The operating margin increased in the quarter to 9.5% (9.0%) and the operating income was SEK 130 m (107). The main reasons for the 21% increase in income are the implemented price increases, the continuing decline in pulp prices and effective cost controls. Income was impacted negatively by higher logistics costs and inventory revaluation effects related to lower pulp prices.

A more sustainable Duni driving growth
Net sales increased by 11.7% at fixed exchange rates. This increase mainly stems from our acquisitions, which continue to perform well. Organic pro forma growth1) for the quarter amounted to 3.1%. The trend from previous quarters continued, with growth being driven primarily by sustainable packaging solutions but also premium napkins. The table cover market continues to decline while the sustainable packaging market is experiencing strong growth.

Duni's goal is to build BioPak into a global brand, and the brand was launched in Singapore during the quarter along with the first parts of the product range in Europe. On October 1, we also completed a complementary acquisition of the Australian company Horizons, which further strengthens our existing position as a market leader in sustainable packaging in Australia.

Performance of our business areas
The Meal Service and New Markets business areas performed well in terms of both sales and operating income. Table Top experienced slightly positive sales growth and margin improvements while Consumer reported a decrease in both sales and operating income. In line with the retail market, the Consumer business area experienced a continued negative income performance, and we have now initiated a program to further strengthen synergies within the business area.

Stable pulp prices
We observed that pulp prices were down further in the third quarter but this decline is now expected to come to a stop. Taken as a whole, this should have a positive impact on income in the fourth quarter," says Johan Sundelin, President and CEO, Duni.

1) Currency-adjusted growth including acquisitions, which are compared with the previous year's pro forma figures.

For more information, please contact:
Johan Sundelin, President and CEO, +46 (0)40-10-62-00
Mats Lindroth, CFO, +46 (0)40-10-62-00
Helena Haglund, Group Accounting Manager, +46 (0)734-19-63-04

Duni AB (publ)
Box 237
SE-201 22 Malmö
Phone: +46 (0) 40-10-62-00

www.duni.com
Company registration no.: 556536-7488

About Duni

Duni is a leading supplier of attractive and functional products for table setting and take-away. The Duni brand name is sold in more than 40 markets and enjoys a number one position in Central and Northern Europe. Duni has around 2,400 employees in 24 countries, its headquarters in Malmö and production units in Sweden, Germany, Poland, New Zealand and Thailand. Duni is listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker name "DUNI". Its ISIN code is SE0000616716. This information is information that Duni AB is obligated to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 07:45 CET on October 18, 2019.

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

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Press release Interim Report for Duni AB (publ) January 1 - September 30, 2019

https://news.cision.com/duni-ab/i/duni-johan-sundelin-15559hr-color,c2701904

Duni Johan Sundelin 15559HR Color

 


Company Codes: Bloomberg:DUNI@SS, ISIN:SE0000616716, RICS:DUNI.ST, Stockholm:DUNI, OTC-PINK:DUNIY
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