- Comunicati pubblicati - Turismo - Comunicati pubblicati - Turismo Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:46:14 +0200 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.20 ( PRN: Kris Wu, One Of Asia's Biggest Stars, Signs Exclusive International Agreement With Universal Music Group Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:40:15 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Kris Wu, One Of Asia's Biggest Stars, Signs Exclusive International Agreement With Universal Music Group


A Mega-Star Producer and Singer-Songwriter from China, Kris Wu is the Only Chinese Artist with a No. 1 Song on the U.S. iTunes Chart

Interscope Geffen A&M, Island Records U.K. and Universal Music China to Market and Promote New Music to Global Audience

SANTA MONICA, California, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced an exclusive international recording agreement with Kris Wu, one of Asia's biggest stars and an artist whose creative success spans music, film and television.

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Under the agreement, future music from the multi-talented phenomenon will be released internationally, excluding Japan and Korea, through a partnership of Universal Music China, Interscope Geffen A&M in the U.S. and Island Records in the U.K., as well as UMG's operations in more than 60 countries, delivering impactful worldwide campaigns across digital platforms, physical releases, audio-visual titles and select live events.

The 27-year-old music producer, singer song-writer and actor was born in Guangzhou, China, and in October became the only Chinese artist to reach No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes Chart with the smash success of the single "Deserve," featuring Travis Scott. Along with gaining significant airplay on American radio, "Deserve" has racked up more than a billion streams to date. Noting its "sensual, harmonizing vocals," Billboard hailed "Deserve" as a "trap-laden banger built to be played in clubs around the world."

Over the past few years, Wu has steadily amassed an international following thanks to a series of viral hits that he produced and wrote, including "July," "B.M.", "6," and "Juice," a song featured in XxX: Return of Xander Cage, a 2017 movie that co-starred Wu as a member of Vin Diesel's super-agent team.

In addition to XxX: Return of Xander Cage, Wu has starred in films including Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) and Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back (2017). In addition, Wu represents leading global brands including Mercedes-Benz's Smart Cars, which introduced the "Kris Wu Edition" in China; American Express Hong Kong's I.T. Cashback Card; and he serves as a brand ambassador for BVLGARI. In addition, Wu is a global brand ambassador at Burberry, the first non-British person chosen to represent the luxury brand. He's also a McDonald's brand ambassador and the first Chinese brand ambassador for BEATS.

In making the announcement, Sir Lucian Grainge, UMG's Chairman and CEO, said, "Kris is an incredibly talented recording artist, songwriter, actor and entrepreneur. I'm thrilled that Kris is joining the UMG family and honored that we will have the opportunity to build upon his remarkably successful career."

Kris Wu said, "It's my pleasure to be part of this collaboration with Universal Music Group. I'm enjoying the time to share creative and vision of my music. As a singer-songwriter and producer, the album I'm working on now is elaborately produced and rounded by me and I will keep working to deliver more beautiful works to all my audiences around the world."

Sunny Chang, Chairman and CEO of UMG's Greater China operations, said, "We are thrilled to partner with Kris and our sister companies to launch new global hit songs from Kris, who is a genuine musical talent. As one of the industry's top producers and singer-songwriters, Kris has global ambitions and he's fluent in Mandarin, English and Korean, allowing him to uniquely overcome any language barrier. As China grows into one of the world's biggest music markets, Universal Music China will continue to develop Kris Wu as well as the very best Chinese talent and position its artists for success both in the local market and across the globe."

John Janick, Chairman and CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M, said: "Kris is an incredible talent.  There are literally and figuratively no boundaries when it comes to his musical and cultural reach.  We are looking forward to working alongside Kris and his team to bring his vision to global scale."

Darcus Beese, President of Island Records, said, "Kris is a fantastic talent who represents the incredible opportunity of the modern music business â€�“ one without borders, where hit songs can come from anywhere in the world and seamlessly translate into great success whether in Asia, North America or the U.K. We're thrilled to work with Kris and excited about everything that he has in store for fans."

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PRN: Markets Media Acquires GlobalTrading, Operator Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:20:51 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Markets Media Acquires GlobalTrading, Operator


NEW YORK, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markets Media Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of GlobalTrading, a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. 

Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading. Content published on GlobalTrading's platform comes directly from expert market participants, including asset managers, brokerages, investment banks, regulators and service providers. 

"We couldn't be more thrilled to have GlobalTrading join Markets Media Group," said Mohan Virdee, CEO of Markets Media Group. "GlobalTrading significantly expands our global footprint, particularly in Asia but also in North America and Europe, and it builds on our successful 2016 acquisition and subsequent integration of Traders Magazine in 2016. GT's very strong buy-side trader following complements MMG's strengths in this area, and their relationship with the highly regarded FIX Trading Community is one we wish to expand." 

GlobalTrading has more than 12,000 subscribers worldwide, nearly one-third of whom are in the Asia-Pacific region; its global readership is 42% buy side, 26% sell side, and 21% technology. In-depth articles, interviews and technical insights cover all asset classes, with detailed analysis of the latest developments and trends affecting the electronic trade process, exchanges and regulatory environment. Recent bylines have included Asia-Pacific Head of Equity Trading at J.P. Morgan Asset Management; Global Head of Equities Trading at Schroders; and Head of Sell-Side Product Management, Technology, at Nasdaq. 

The acquisition closed on April 21. As the integration moves forward, GlobalTrading readers can expect the same high-quality content and user experience, from the same experienced GlobalTrading team.   

"We very much look forward to working with the GlobalTrading team to further establish GT's North American and European business, as together we build out our APAC readership and product offerings," Virdee said. 

Markets Media Group covers institutional capital markets, spanning buy-side investment managers, sell-side banks, hedge funds, exchanges, trading platforms, and software providers. An independent, privately owned company, MMG operates, which focuses on institutional trading, fintech, and emerging trends in capital markets;, which focuses on the structure of equity, fixed income, FX, and crypto markets; and IntelAlley, a soon-to-be-launched platform for market intelligence. Markets Media Group hosts long-running live events including Markets Media Week, Markets Choice Awards, Women in Finance Awards, and Summer Trading Network.


PRN: TransDigm Second Quarter Earnings Report and Conference Call Set for Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:50:13 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

TransDigm Second Quarter Earnings Report and Conference Call Set for Tuesday, May 1, 2018


CLEVELAND, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) today said it will report fiscal 2018 second quarter earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

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The webcast will be archived on the website and available for replay later that day.  A telephone replay will be available for one week by dialing (855) 859-2056 and entering the pass code 8869137. International callers should dial (404) 537-3406 and use the same passcode.

About TransDigm Group

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


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'Terre Europee dell'Asparago' parte da Argenta, dalle Officine Meccaniche Mingozzi Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:40:24 +0200 Borghi Europei del Gusto Borghi Europei del Gusto I giornalisti di 'Terre Europee dell'Asparago'.il progetto di informazione voluto e sostenuto dalla rete Borghi d'Europa  in occasione dell'Anno del Patrimonio Culturale Europeo e dell'Anno del Cibo Italiano,hanno realizzato una visita alle Officine Meccaniche Mingozzi di Bando d'Argenta.
Le Officine Mingozzi si occupano della costruzione,sperimentazione ed espansione dei campi applicativi della tecnologia del pirodiserbo già dalla metà degli anni '80, producendo attrezzature
che sono commercializzate con marchio Tecnoecologia. La costante collaborazione con diverse Università e Centri di Studi, ha portato negli anni, ad una migliore conoscenza degli effetti dell'applicazione del pirodiserbo nei terreni e nelle aree verdi. Il dott.Luciano Trentini,esperto di caratura internazionale del mondo dell'asparago.ha poi accompagnato la redazione della trasmissione multimediale l'Italia del Gusto in un tour conoscitivo.alla scoperta di aziende d'eccellenza. Le visite
hanno toccato l'azienda agricola Rolfini di Comacchio, l'azienda agricola Stella di Pomposa (per la produzione di asparagi bio),l'agriturosmo Corte Carezzabella di San Martino di Venezze (Rovigo) e l'azienda agricola Orto Veneto di San Pietro Viminario (Padova). In tutte queste realtà per la coltivazione dell'asparago sono state utilizzate le tecniche del diserbo e le macchine delle Officine
Mingozzi. In particolare all'agriturismo Corte Carezzabella (ove si offrono i servizi di alloggio,cucina,fattoria didattica e i prodotti dell'azienda agricola biologica), si sono assaggiati gli asparagi fritti intinti nella maionese (rigorosamente di famiglia!) e gli asparagi con le uova, accompagnati da 'Brillo', un garganega col fondo di ottima fattura.
All'Azienda Agricola Orto Veneto è stato possibile scoprire Primo Asparago,una primizia coltivata ad impatto ambientale ridotto con tecniche biologiche all’avanguardia che consentono di avere asparagi freschi e gustosi sulle vostre tavole anche in inverno. 
Orto Veneto coltiva asparagi verdi, sia in campo che in serre dotate di un impianto di riscaldamento in radice, ottenendo un raccolto di primizie di prima scelta ed elevatissima qualità. Negli oltre 100.000 metri quadrati di serre, riscaldate con l’uso di energia termica da combustibili rinnovabili, e nei 15 ettari di campo all’aperto utilizziamo solo tecniche di coltivazione a basso impatto ambientale; in parte il nostro prodotto ha già ottenuto la classificazione biologica. Il viaggio del gusto di 'Terre Europee dell'asparago' continua fino al mese di maggio, con visite nelle zone di produzione italiane ed europee,per completare la rete del progetto : Piemonte,Liguria, Lombardia, Trentino Alto Adige,Emilia Romagna,Lazio,Puglia,Friuli Venezia Giulia,Svizzera,Germania,Austria,Croazia.Slovenia e Spagna, luoghi da 'toccare'.Marco Mingozzi e 
Luciano Trentini saranno i partner d'informazione dell'iniziativa.
PRN: CBME South East Asia Summit 2018 to Create New Education, Exhibition and Networking Opportunities for the Child, Baby and Maternity Industry Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:40:16 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

CBME South East Asia Summit 2018 to Create New Education, Exhibition and Networking Opportunities for the Child, Baby and Maternity Industry


SINGAPORE, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CBME South East Asia 2018, the only B2B child, baby and maternity products trade fair in South East Asia, opens its doors from April 25-27 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore, and is supercharged with the first-ever CBME South East Asia Summit

Industry experts, analysts and thought leaders will congregate at the event to share their knowledge, latest market trends, and industry know-how. Speakers include:

  • Garick Kea from Nielsen Singapore will share market insights with audiences on the overall demographic landscape of Southeast Asian countries and category trends
    • Windy Anggayasti from Kantar Worldpanel will talk about the secrets of successful retailer partnership in Asia
    • Kevin Shi Qiong, President of Shanghai Aiyingshi, and Jiang Tao, General Manager of Beijing Lijiababy, two of China's key retailers, will share their experience on how they turn a single store to a multi-million dollar business
    • Sharon Wong, Founder & CEO of Mothers Work Pte Ltd, will share her knowledge of consumer trends and the changing demand on products
    • Hari Vijayarajan from Lazada Singapore and Fransisca Krisantia Nugraha from Blibli (Indonesia) will give practical advice on how to adopt an omni-channel approach to retail business
    • Alexandra Dickson Leach, Managing Director of BLOOM & GROW, will talk about ways to launch a brand and keep consumers engaged
    • Diora Henson from Tickled Media will share how best to reach digital mum through her online consumption habits

    Showcase of International Brands and Products

    CBME South East Asia 2018 also brings together 150 international brands from various regions, such as Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, the US, and Vietnam to the event. Brands include Agabang, BBV, bibi, Brillante, Daddy's Choice, FS Baby, INCY Interiors, infantino, Joan Miro, MIDI, Madei, Puzzlia, OZKIZ to name but a few.

    The event will also be hosting a special showcase of Indonesian, Malaysian, Philippines and Thai brands and products. These products have been hand-picked to present the latest trends in the industry.  

    The fair has garnered the support of various country associations such as Association of Small & Medium Enterprises, Baby Product Association of Malaysia, Indonesian Toys Traders & Manufacturers Association, Mommy Mundo Philippines, and Thai Toy Association amongst others.

    Honouring Long-Service Industry Contributors

    The CBME AWARDS, one of the most prestigious events in the industry, is acknowledging key industry players of Southeast Asia with the CBME Industry Service Awards. Winners include associations, brands, distributors, retailers and individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the industry in the region.

    CBME South East Asia 2018 is the venue for education, networking and trade. It is the perfect business platform for child, baby and maternity product buyers, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to meet and do business in one venue.

    CBME Southeast Asia is free to attend for all trade visitors. For more information, visit

    About UBM Asia (

    Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 23 trade publications, 20 online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

    PRN: Bacardi Named One of the World's Most Reputable Companies for Sixth Year in a Row Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:57:09 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    Bacardi Named One of the World's Most Reputable Companies for Sixth Year in a Row

    Forbes-published Reputation Institute's Global RepTrak® 100 measures the reputation of multinational companies across 55 countries and 20 different industries


    HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has once again been named among the most reputable companies in the world, as part of the annual Global RepTrak® 100 list compiled by the Reputation Institute (RI) and published in Forbes. Ranked at #89, this is the sixth consecutive time Bacardi has made the annual global list.

    Based on more than 230,000 individual ratings collected in the first quarter of 2018, the annual survey is the largest corporate reputation study of its kind, and provides comparative rankings, demographic trends, and unique insights into the dynamics behind reputational impact. The global study shows what drives trust including ethical behavior, fairness, product value and transparency while identifying behaviors including intent to purchase a company's products, willingness to invest in, or even work for, the company.

    "I am proud to lead this company and our talented teams, and it makes it even more rewarding to know that consumers recognize us as a good corporate citizen and a positive force within our communities," said Mahesh Madhavan, chief executive officer, Bacardi Limited. "To be ranked six years in a row is an honor and a reflection of not only our portfolio of premium spirits but especially our thousands of dedicated employees around the world who embody the entrepreneurial spirit and values of family-owned Bacardi."

    For more than 20 years, RI measures the reputation of thousands of companies using its RepTrak® framework. The Global RepTrak® 100 study measures multinational companies with a presence in all 15 surveyed countries and brand familiarity with at least 40% of the general population on seven dimensions of reputation including products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship, leadership and performance. The countries in the annual survey â€�“ Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain</ span>, United Kingdom and United States â€�“ represent the largest economies.

    "The accomplishment of being consistently ranked as part of the Global RepTrak 100 is a testament to Bacardi's commitment to delivering upon its tradition of excellence," said Stephen Hahn-Griffiths, Chief Reputation Officer at Reputation Institute.

    In putting together its annual list of the world's most reputable companies, RI assigns each company a score between 0 and 100 â€�“ The RepTrak Pulse â€�“ ascertained by taking into account the esteem, trust, admiration and feelings the general public has for each company. A company's performance across seven categories of reputation explain the rational drivers behind the emotional bond.

    "With seven generations of family owners, Bacardi's sterling reputation is both personal and deeply rooted in our identity as we never forget that a family name is on every bottle of our iconic rum," added Madhavan.

    To access the fill list of the most reputable companies in the world, visit:

    About Reputation Institute
    Reputation Institute powers the world's most reputable companies. By tracking and analyzing stakeholder perceptions, we unleash the power of reputation to enable leaders to build better companies. Our RepTrak® model analyzes the reputations of companies and is best known as the Forbes-published Global RepTrak® 100. Underlying the model is the RepTrak® methodology, the global gold standard for measuring reputation.

    About Bacardi Limited
    Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The Bacardi brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, DEWAR'S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON'S®, ERISTOFF® vodka, and ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur.

    Founded more than 156 years ago, in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, family-owned Bacardi currently employs approximately 5,500, operates more than 20 production facilities, including bottling, distilling and manufacturing sites, and sells its brands in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

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    PRN: New Cultural Landmark The Founder's Memorial Opens in Abu Dhabi Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:15:50 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    New Cultural Landmark The Founder's Memorial Opens in Abu Dhabi


    ABU DHABI, UAE, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

    The Founder's Memorial, a new cultural attraction commemorating the UAE's founding President, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, has opened in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi.

    To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:

    Through an artistic exploration of the life, legacy and values of Sheikh Zayed, the memorial offers a unique opportunity to become immersed in the history and culture of the UAE, through experiences designed to reveal aspects of the country's broader social, cultural and environmental heritage, including art, stories, and exhibitions.

    A global leader and change-maker, Sheikh Zayed was a world-renowned humanitarian and conservationist who advocated respect, sustainability, education and women empowerment. Among his many national and international achievements, he pioneered the unification of the seven independent emirates to found the United Arab Emirates in 1971, was awarded the 1997 Golden Panda Award from the World Wildlife Fund.

    The centrepiece of the space is The Constellation, a monumental artwork designed by public artist Ralph Helmick. Featuring 1,327 geometric shapes suspended on more than 1,000 cables, the installation is a dynamic three-dimensional portrait of Sheikh Zayed that can be experienced differently from multiple vantage points. At night, the shapes shine like stars, evoking the timelessness of Sheikh Zayed's vision as a guiding light. Housed in a 30-metre-high Pavilion, The Constellation is one of the largest art installations of its kind, and unique in its use of abstract portraiture on this scale.

    The Founder's Memorial encompasses 3.3 hectares of beautifully landscaped public space with plants indigenous to the UAE and Arabian Peninsula. The memorial features a Sanctuary Garden including seating areas and a traditional 'falaj' water channel, a Heritage Garden where visitors learn about medicinal desert plants, and an elevated walkway offering captivating views of The Constellation, the Arabian Gulf and the city's skyline.

    The Welcome Centre's insightful multimedia experience enables visitors to explore Emirati heritage by engaging with Sheikh Zayed's legacy through rare footage, personal stories from people that knew him, and the voice of the late leader himself.

    Emirati Cultural Tour Guides conduct complimentary tours guiding visitors through the landscape.

    H.E. Dr Yousef Al Obaidli, Director General of The Founder's Memorial, said, "Through the opening of The Founder's Memorial, tourists have a wonderful opportunity to learn about the UAE in the context of the visionary leader who founded the nation. Here, people can explore Sheikh Zayed's universal values and tremendous contribution to the world as a champion of human development, the environment, and people's wellbeing."

    Ralph Helmick said, "Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is a unique global figure whose spirit is palpable throughout the UAE and beyond. Hence, it was vital that his legacy inspire the design of The Constellation. Even while overseeing unprecedented modernisation, Sheikh Zayed remained grounded in the physical world. The Constellation, therefore, is not a traditional figurative representation; it embodies an active re-creation of his likeness, exploring the boundaries of perception through oscillating moments of abstraction and representation. Put simply, the artwork seeks to fuse the terrestrial with the celestial."

    The Founder's Memorial is free and open to the public daily.

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    PRN: Global Gamification Market Revenue to Register CAGR of 36.2% Over Next 10 Years - Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:10:28 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    Global Gamification Market Revenue to Register CAGR of 36.2% Over Next 10 Years -


    NEW YORK, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- announces publication of its most recently generated research report titled, "Global Gamification Market by Solution Type (Sales, Marketing, Human Resource, Learning & Development and Product Development), By Deployment Type (On -premise and cloud-based), By Customer Type (Customer Driven and Enterprise Driven), End Use Verticals(Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Telecommunication, Consumer Goods & Retail, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare & Lifesciences, Government, Enterprise and Education) and Region - Global Forecast to 2026.", which offers a holistic view of the gamification market through systematic segmentation that covers every aspect of the target market. The first five-year ! cumulativ e revenue (2017-2021) is projected to be around US$ 15 Bn, which is expected to increase significantly over the latter part of the five-year forecast period. According to report, the gamification market is projected to reach a value of around US$ 20.9 Bn in 2026 at a CAGR of 36.2% over the forecast period.

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    Gamification is a process to motivate participation, loyalty, and engagement with the technique of game-design elements and game principles in a non-game context.

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    Global Gamification Market: Market Dynamics

    Increasing customer engagement activities are on the rise with the help of social media which offer rewards and incentives such as coupons or special offers and discounts. In addition, there is growing penetration of connected devices. With the increase in Bring Your Own Device(BYOD) trend more than 70% companies allow BYOD usage and around 80% employees use at least one device for business use. Amongst the global population of over 7 billion, there are over 6.5 billion mobile subscribers world-wide. According to, The World Bank, there is 6.6 billion mobile phone users in 2013 and their penetration is growing at over 30% year on year. People are buying items through their mobile phones, using them in the store to validate coupons, or social networking, or using GPS-enabled apps. Increase in use of display devices such as smart phones and tablets results in increase both user acquisition and retention rates. It also enables word of mouth, increase in social sharing, incre! ase loyal ty and provides seamless user experience. The effective elements in app are rewards, virtual goods, badges, leaderboards, and progress display. Globally, the online gamer community counts over 800 million people around the world.

    Global Gamification Market: Market Forecast 

    The comprehensive research report comprises a complete forecast of the global gamification market based on factors affecting the market and their impact in the foreseeable future. According to the forecast projections, revenue from the global gamification market is expected to expand at a moderate CAGR of 36.2% during the forecast period.

    Global Gamification Market: Segmental Snapshot 

    The market report has been segmented on the basis of solution type, deployment type, customer type, end use verticals and region. The solution type segment includes, sales, marketing, human resource, learning & development and product development. The deployment type segment includes on -premise and cloud-based. The customer type segment includes, customer driven and enterprise driven. The end use verticals segment includes banking, financial services & insurance (BFSI), telecommunication, consumer goods & retail, media & entertainment, healthcare & life sciences, government, enterprise and education. The regions covered in the analysis are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

    By Solution Type: The marketing type segment accounted for highest revenue share contribution as compared to other type segment, and is expected to register a CAGR of over 32% between 2017 and 2026, owing to increasing marketing activities through marketing dynamics such as points/credits, levels, challenges, virtual goods and leader boards.

    By Deployment Type: The cloud based segment is projected to account for highest revenue share as compared to that of other deployment type segment, and register a CAGR of over 30% over the forecast period, owing to increasing usage of internet along with the high adoption of innovative technologies such as web, mobile, and social media has supplemented the growth of cloud-based gamification techniques.

    By Customer Type: The enterprise gamification segment accounted for highest revenue share contribution as compared to other customer type segment, and is expected to register a CAGR of over 30% between 2017 and 2026, owing to enterprise gamification adoption by large number of industries across departments that help organizations reconsider the way its people, processes and technologies interact to produce results.

    By End Use Verticals: The media & entertainment is projected to account for highest revenue share as compared to that of other end use verticals segment, and register a CAGR of 35% over the forecast period, owing to rapid adoption of internet and smartphone is changing the people collaborate and consumer content.

    By region: The market in Europe is expected to register highest CAGR of over 35% between 2017 and 2026, owing to the presence of prominent players in the region.

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    Global Gamification Market: Competitive Analysis 

    The research report on the global gamification market includes profiles of some of major companies such as Microsoft Corporation, Inc., Badgeville, Inc., Bunchball Inc., Arcaris Inc., SAP SE, Big Door Inc., Gigya Inc., Faya Corporation, and LevelEleven LLC.

    The Global Gamification Market: Global Industry, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2016-2026 report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Gamification Market for 2016-2026.

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    PRN: UAE Online Fashion Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 21% During the Next 5 Years Till 2022: Ken Research Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:40:43 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    UAE Online Fashion Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 21% During the Next 5 Years Till 2022: Ken Research


    GURUGRAM, India, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

    UAE online fashion market is moderately concentrated with the presence of 30-40 online fashion retailers. Namshi, Souq Fashion,,, eBay, Wadi, Awok, MarkaVIP, and Landmark Group are the leading companies in the segment.

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    People in UAE are tech-savvy and are highly fashion and brand conscious so they spend online in order to maintain their fashion quotient. UAE witnessed maximum sales arising out of premium priced fashion products. The emerging product category such as maternity wear, plus size wear and sportswear among the inhabitants of UAE will also augment the market. Existing market players providing different shopping experience such as try and buy tool would further assist in growth of the online fashion market. E-commerce market will witness an increase in customer base, of which Dubai and Abu Dhabi will contribute a large share.

    "Online fashion market players witnessed 40% share of orders being received from Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and other cities in 2017. The internet penetration rate in 2017 was 78.6% and is expected to reach 80.2% by 2019." 

    Analysts at Ken Research in their latest publication "UAE Online Fashion Market Outlook to 2022- by Type (Apparel, Fashion Accessories and Footwear), By Region (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Others)" suggested that in next 5-10 years, online fashion industry will witness significant growth as the industry has all the potential backed by tech savvy population and entry of expats. In the wake of expected gargantuan growth, the online fashion players have to concentrate on maintaining the customer and supplier NPS score. Middle East is always a logistics hub for several nations and hence, the growth in ord! ers which are placed by overseas residents will continue to grow.

    New mall announcements and Dubai's successful Expo 2020 bid have placed the UAE at the epicenter of a global retail revolution. In the run-up to Expo 2020, the next few years will prove to be critical as regional retailers and mall owners invest heavily in new technologies and trained manpower to maintain profitability, according to a leading expert on international retail trends.

    UAE Online fashion market GMV is expected to grow at a rapid pace from 2021 to 2022 owing to the rising number of online market players entering the E-commerce industry with introduction of new business model such as hybrid model in which the companies will also be running their offline stores where customer will experience the product and then make a purchase.

    Key Topics Covered in the Report: 

    • UAE Online Fashion Market Size
    • UAE Online Fashion Market Ecosystem
    • UAE Online Fashion Market Segmentation
      • By Apparel - Gender, by Product Type (Tops, Dresses & Bottom, Jackets, Skirts, Shorts And Others)
      • By Footwear - Gender, by Product Type (Sneakers, Flip-Flops, Sandals, Boots and Others)
      • By Accessories - Women, Men And Kids; by Product Type (Handbags, Belts, Imitation Jewelry, Watches and Others)
      • By Major Cities
      • By Price Segments - Apparel and Footwear (Economy, Mass, Premium And Elite)
    • Trends, Developments, and Restraints in UAE Online Fashion Market
    • Snapshot of Arabic Wear Market, Plus Size Wear, Sportswear, Maternity Wear
    • Competitive Landscape in UAE Online Fashion Market
      • Competition Parameters in UAE Online Fashion Market
      • Market Share of Vertical and Horizontal E-commerce Players
      • Competition Success Factors
      • Company Profile
        • Souq Group Pvt. Ltd
        • Namshi General Trading LLC
        • Landmark Group
        • eBay Inc.
        • Wadi International General Trading LLC
        • Marka VIP
        • SIVVI.COM
        • Other Players (Elabelz,, Bershka, Nextdirect,, and Ounass)
    • Business Model in UAE Online Fashion
    • UAE Online Fashion Market Future Outlook and Projections
      • by Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories
    • Analyst Recommendations

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    Saudi Arabia Online Fashion Industry Outlook to 2022 - By Apparel, Footwear and Fashion Accessories, By Menswear, Women wear, Kids wear, by Footwear (Sneakers, Flip-Flops, Sandals, Boots), by Apparel (Top, Dresses and Bottom, Jackets, Shirts and Shorts)

    The report is useful for E-commerce companies, investors, potential entrants and other stakeholders to align their market centric strategies according to ongoing and expected trends in the future.  

    India Online Fashion Market to 2021 - Elevating Sales in Tier II and Tier III Cities is expected to Fuel the Market in Future

    The online fashion market in India witnessed entry of several new players, which has influenced the market share of the existing players. 

    UAE Logistics Market Outlook to 2019 - Driven by Infrastructural Investment and Expanding Foreign Trade

    Dubai has been the biggest contributor to the UAE logistics market driven by its Free Zones and tax free structures also presence of Jebel Ali Port makes Dubai the most promising market.  

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    PRN: FirstNet Already Giving a Boost to In-Building Wireless, But Challenges Remain Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:10:13 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    FirstNet Already Giving a Boost to In-Building Wireless, But Challenges Remain


    New Report Identifies Challenges and Provides Strategic Recommendations to Achieving Ideal Indoor Public Safety Coverage

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In its newly released report on public safety DAS in the FirstNet Era, ABI Research examines the intersection of the FirstNet/AT&T radio access network with in-building wireless and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). As AT&T starts its 5-year multi-billion-dollar National Broadband Public Safety network buildout, also known as FirstNet, in-building wireless is already receiving an immediate boost.

    "AT&T has already made its significant in-building resources consisting of more than 6,000 distributed antenna systems and 40,000 Wi-Fi access points available to the first responder community," said Nick Marshall, Research Director at ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies. "AT&T has made priority and pre-emption immediately available to public safety users on these systems."

    Since over 80% of wireless traffic originates or terminates indoors, ensuring that a strong signal is available to first responders indoors in emergency situations becomes a mission-critical - if not life-saving -  service. The new ABI Research report examines the features being implemented by AT&T for FirstNet, discusses the requirements for in-building FirstNet wireless coverage and makes strategic recommendations to building owners/managers, equipment vendors, system integrators, and neutral hosts. For example, early and frequent collaboration with AT&T/FirstNet and the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) is essential to ensure successful indoor FirstNet performance.

    "Although the FirstNet buildout has just been started by AT&T, the requirements for in-building coverage have received little attention so far. Overlooking FirstNet standards for in-building public safety may, in fact, compromise the effectiveness of this mission-critical service. In addition, multiple AHJs with differing standards for indoor public safety wireless systems, system ownership and funding are among the challenges discussed in the report," Marshall added.

    In its assessment of this market ABI Research forecasts that public safety system revenue for indoor wireless, excluding signal sources, will reach $1.8 billion by 2021 growing at a compound annual growth rate of 15.8%. North America will represent the largest market for indoor public safety equipment growing by 1.5 times its value in 2017. The indoor public safety equipment market in the Asia Pacific region follows North America in size but has the highest growth of all regions at 2.3 times its value in 2017.

    These findings are from ABI Research's Public Safety DAS in the FirstNet Era report. This report is part of the company's Mobile Network Infrastructure research service, which includes research, data, and Executive Foresights.

    About ABI Research

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

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    PRN: The AIT at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) in Vienna Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:49:02 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    The AIT at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) in Vienna


    VIENNA, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

    The AIT presented groundbreaking innovative research and development projects in the field of mobility at Europe's largest transport research conference.

    Europe's largest transport conference, the TRA (Transport Research Arena), took place in Vienna this week, making the city the European center for mobility of the future. As co-organiser of the conference, the AIT had organised for the world's leading experts to come to the nation's capital to speak about their areas of expertise. "As a member of the Programme Committee, the AIT is responsible for the content of TRA 2018, during which, more than 90 sessions will be organised in the areas of transport and mobility," said Christian Chimani, Head of Center for Low-Emission Transport of the AIT and Chair of the Programme Committee of the Transport Research Arena 2018.

    Collectively, 3,000 scientists and experts discussed the main topics of digitisation and decarbonisation of transport systems for four days, commencing on the 16th of April.  This year's TRA 2018 motto was: "A digital era for transport - solutions for society, economy and environment" As Austria's largest research and technology organisation, the AIT presented a large number of current projects - from the battery of the future, innovative rapid loading systems, new materials for vehicle construction, methods and technologies for improving road safety, to solutions for making mobility systems and freight transport even more efficient.

    Decarbonising mobility  

    Decarbonisation is one of the major challenges within the mobility sector. Thanks to it's research work, the AIT makes important contributions in curbing climate change in the future and in keeping the planet habitable for future generations. Projects in the field of e-mobility and energy include making engine drives simultaneously environmentally friendly, low-emission and more efficient. AIT's research also aims to optimise transportation means in a climate-friendly way. These include projects such as location planning for bike sharing systems or more efficient route planning in transport and fleet management. A further goal of the AIT researchers is the production of new materials. A breakthrough in the production of new materials in the KryoAlu project means that metal alloys can now be produced at temperatures of minus 150°C. This renders complex heating processes unnecessary and is considered a pioneering project worldwide.

    The Challenge of Digitisation  

    In the age of digitisation it is increasingly important, to have sufficient protection in place for critical infrastructures. Global networking and technological progress are also opening up new possibilities for making transport systems even more efficient. In order to make full use of technical resources in the present and the future, the AIT is constantly researching forward-looking projects in these areas. AIT's developments range from 5G wireless communication, which enables self-driving cars to communicate with each other, digital monitoring of structural dynamics or noise protection and to research and improve self-driving transport systems. With these innovations, AIT scientists are making an important contribution to the mobility of the future.

    The mobility landscape of the future 

    Rapidly growing cities pose a major challenge for mobility. The AIT also conducts research in the field of smart cities on urban development and urban mobility. The human dimension of urban design is also in the interest of the AIT's research work, which is implemented in technologies like virtual reality, for example. Furthermore, the Center for Innovation Systems & Policy takes on an advisory role in Austria as well as in European politics and is dedicated to working on current and future challenges in the field of mobility and transport.

    Links to press information on the individual AIT topic groups can be found here: 

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    For questions please contact:

    Michael H. Hlava
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
    Head of Corporate and Marketing Communications
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    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
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    PRN: Sanquin Selects Abbott's "Alinity™ s" Solution for Blood and Plasma Screening Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:40:39 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    Sanquin Selects Abbott's "Alinity™ s" Solution for Blood and Plasma Screening



    AMSTERDAM, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanquin and Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that they signed a multiple-year contract for the supply of primary serological equipment and consumables, including Abbott's Alinity™ s system, for blood and plasma screening.i This agreement extends Abbott and Sanquin's long-standing relationship of more than 10 years.

    "We conducted an evaluation of multiple potential solutions across numerous parameters to quantify the total value of ownership among screening platforms," said Anton van Weert, Ph.D., M.B.A., Manager Sanquin Donor Screening and Infectious Disease Diagnostics, Amsterdam. Operational aspects were evaluated by the team of Ed Bakker, Head Infectious diseases of the National Screening laboratory Sanquin. "When we tested the Alinity s solution, we observed clear differentiation in assay performance, footprint efficiency, and ease of use that will help us further optimize our laboratory operations," said Bakker.

    In a testing specialty that can require extensive hands-on time, the innovative automation and flexibility of the Alinity s platform will help Sanquin increase efficiency while maintaining the high levels of accuracy for blood and plasma screening. "Importantly, the high specificity of the assays for donor screening further minimizes the unnecessary disposal of blood and plasma units given voluntarily by our donors," van Weert added. The Alinity s solution is purpose-built to meet the accuracy and efficiency needs of blood and plasma screening customers around the world. Sanquin provided significant but independent input into the design of the Alinity s system and served as a clinical testing site during the development process.

    "Abbott is excited to expand our partnership with Sanquin, a global leader in blood and plasma screening," said Louis Morrone, vice president, Transfusion Medicine, Abbott. "The Alinity s solution builds on Abbott's legacy of life-changing technology to ensure safe blood products are available to patients."

    About Sanquin
    Sanquin is responsible for safe and efficient blood supply in the Netherlands on a not-for-profit basis. Sanquin also develops and produces pharmaceutical products, conducts high-quality scientific research, and develops and performs a multitude of diagnostic services.

    About Alinity
    Abbott's Alinity family of harmonized solutions is unprecedented in the diagnostics industry, working together to address the challenges of using multiple diagnostic platforms and simplifying diagnostic testing. Alinity systems are designed to be more efficient â€�“ running more tests in less space, generating test results faster and minimizing human errors â€�“ while continuing to provide quality results.

    The Alinity portfolio includes clinical chemistry, immunoassay, blood and plasma screening, point of care, hematology and molecular diagnostics, along with Abbott's AlinIQâ€�”a first-of-its-kind, holistic suite of professional services that combines expertise with process analysis and informatics. Alinity is helping labs and hospital systems solve some of their most pressing challenges to deliver better patient care with fewer resources. The availability of the Alinity systems and tests varies by geography. More information is available at

    About Abbott
    Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 99,000 people.

    Visit Abbott at and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews.

    i The Alinity s system for blood and plasma screening is CE marked and available in select markets; this system is not cleared for use in the United States.

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    PRN: Woobi Shortlisted for Digiday Media Awards Europe Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:50:40 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    Woobi Shortlisted for Digiday Media Awards Europe


    TEL AVIV, Israel, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

    The Award recognizes companies working to modernize European Media

    Leading adtech firm, Woobi, with offices in London and Tel Aviv, has been shortlisted in the category for Best Video Distribution Platform at the Digiday Media Awards Europe.

    The European Digiday Media Awards recognizes the most outstanding companies working to modernize media and advertising across Europe.

    This is Woobi's 3rd consecutive recognition by Digiday, having won the US Digiday Video awards for Best Video Distribution Platform and nominated for Best Video AdTech Innovation in 2017, followed by this new nomination for Best Video Distribution Platform, alongside Brightcove and Video Intelligence AG.

    The awards gala will be held at the Brewery in London on 31 May where the winners will be announced. The complete list of finalists can be found here.

    Woobi's award-winning program  video platform is the single largest audience based in-game advertising platform, enabling brands and agencies to leverage their data and expand their reach towards valuable, long-lasting in-game video engagements.

    By creating meaningful engagement opportunities through in-game advertising, brands can now interact with their audiences where they spend their time and undivided attention, creating a more in-depth, long-lasting brand engagement.

    Chaya Soggot, founder and CEO, Woobi, said: "We are so honored and proud to be shortlisted for our third consecutive Digiday award. We have been focusing on the in-game ad industry for years, perfecting our technology in a way that will genuinely benefit advertisers, publishers and users, and creating an ecosystem where ads are not only non-intrusive, but are beneficial to the user, and consumed happily.

    Through our platform, Advertisers see better results in ad-views, conversion rates, increasing brand affinity, rating, and purchase intent, while users find advertising to be fun, beneficial and engaging again.

    We are thrilled to be recognized by the reputable Digiday Awards Program for our work, and I would like to thank the hard-working team at Woobi for making this happen. I would also like to congratulate our esteemed fellow nominees for their achievements; it is a great list of companies to be a part of".

    About Woobi:

    Woobi is the single largest audience based in-game advertising platform, enabling brands and agencies to leverage their data and expand their reach towards valuable, long-lasting in-game video engagements.

    The company's programmatic in-game ad platform provides the most scalable, qualitative and extensive audience reach for both agencies and brands. Implementing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd party data targeting capabilities, and a unique global reach into the most screen-attentive audiences, Woobi's ability to leverage the player's leisure mind-set while playing, and his openness for engagement, results in significantly improved completion rates, highest viewability rates and incomparable engagement rates.

    For further information, please contact:

    PRN: 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon Official Race App Breaks World Record for Marathon App Downloads Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:17:28 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    2018 Virgin Money London Marathon Official Race App Breaks World Record for Marathon App Downloads


    LONDON, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

    Official Race App developed by Tata Consultancy Services downloaded by over 360,000 users
    TCS digital fitness study also indicates a growing number of Brits are using mobile technology to enhance health and fitness

    Sunday, 22nd April saw the 38th annual Virgin Money London Marathon take place. Once again a record number of runners took part in this momentous sporting event, while raising awareness and huge amounts of money for numerous fantastic charities. Runners and supporters, were for the second year running, able to embrace all aspects of the race with the Official Race App, providing digital access to all of event information.

    The Official Race App, developed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), the Official Technology Partner for the Virgin Money London Marathon for the third year. Providing digital access to all the action the app included all the features both runners and spectators needed to become fully immersed in one of the world's most recognisable sporting events.

    The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon Official Race App was downloaded a world record 360,000 times, surpassing the previous record set at the TCS New York Marathon of 334,000 downloads in 2017 - which was also held by a TCS developed mobile app. With more than 79,000 concurrent users at peak time, the Official Race app also won plaudits for its sleek design and intuitive user experience being been named the Sunday Times App of the Week and becoming the top app in the Apple UK app store on race day.

    Key to the success of the Official Race App was ensuring performance on the day, knowing it would be used by thousands of people at any one time. In the months prior to race day, the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon Official Race App was rigorously - and manually - tested to ensure the best functionality possible on the day of the event.

    One of the most prominent features of the Official Race App was the in-built tracking system; connecting participants and supporters, it allowed spectators to locate their favourite runners and keep up-to-date with their progress by auto-tracking athletes both throughout the race and via push notifications of their finish times. The interactive map tracking runners' progress with live updates every five kilometres and ensured spectators were able to get the best viewing points during the race and provide the extra support to their friends and family running the event.

    The 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon Official Race App this year included a custom built charity module taking users directly to the Virgin Money Giving London Marathon site.

    Shankar Narayanan, Country Head, UK & Ireland, TCS, said: "TCS is delighted to have partnered again with the Virgin Money London Marathon as Official Technology Partner, providing the Official race App. Embracing digital technology into our personal and business lives has become second nature. With the marathon being one of the UK's landmark events we were thrilled to be able to bring a record 360,000 runners and their supporters a useful, interactive resource, and a digital way of becoming fully immersed and get the most from this fantastic day."

    TCS annual "Digital Fitness Survey" also revealed how digital technology continues to be key in boosting the health and well-being for the general British public.

    TCS surveyed over 2,000 Brits to examine the impact digital fitness technologies are having on the UK's health, fitness and work life. The survey found that the British public continues to embrace digital fitness technology, as the nation strives for less stress and greater well-being. Over half of Brits (58.9%) use apps to track their fitness and share their achievements with their friends and family and approximately the same number (53%) find exercise alleviates stress. Unsurprisingly, fitness tracker apps ranked as the most popular tech driver for fitness, at 33.7%, used more by women than men (36.2% vs 32.6%). Interestingly, apps are most popular with those who exercise the least out of the respondents (2-3 times per week - 36.5% vs 27.1% for those who exercise every day.

    About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
    Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that partners with many of the world's largest businesses in their transformation journeys. TCS offers a consulting-led, Cognitive powered, integrated portfolio of IT, Business & Technology Services, and engineering. This is delivered through its unique Location Independent Agile delivery model, recognized as a benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India's largest multinational business group, TCS has over 394,000 of the world's best-trained consultants i! n 46 coun tries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09 billion for year ended March 31, 2018 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India. For more information, visit us at

    To stay up-to-date on TCS news in the UK, follow @TCS_UKI. For TCS global news, follow @TCS_News.

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    PRN: Sapiens to Enrich Digital Engagement Platform Through Partnership With EasySend Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:02:10 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    Sapiens to Enrich Digital Engagement Platform Through Partnership With EasySend


    EasySend's Digital Transaction Management Platform (DTM) will integrate with the Sapiens Digital Engagement Suite and will enable insurers to rapidly transform forms and documents into a customer-driven digital experience on any PC, tablet, or mobile device

    HOLON, Israel, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ: SPNS) (TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with EasySend, an insurtech company offering a SaaS-based Digital Transaction Management (DTM) platform for smart and digital forms.

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    EasySend's DTM will integrate with the Sapiens Digital Engagement Suite across Sapiens' Life, Pension and Annuities and Property and Casualty/General Insurance platforms and will enable insurers to rapidly transform forms and documents into a customer-driven, digital experience that can be used via multiple channels and devices. The platform fully integrates with third-party applications and any hosting architecture, to automate most insurer interactions with customers. Companies can receive and send digital forms on any PC, tablet or mobile device, on- and off-line.

    The digitalization of the customer journey is enabled by EasySend's rapid and seamless conversion of any existing form (PDF, or other format) into a customizable digital business process (Android, iOS, Windows, or other Internet browser).

    "Sapiens was impressed by EasySend's success in implementing its solution for a variety of financial institutions and we are confident of the added value we can provide to our insurance and financial customers using the DTM technology," said Alex Zukerman, head of corporate product strategy, Sapiens. "This partnership reflects the importance of working within the insurtech ecosystem and leveraging innovative technologies into Sapiens' digital offering."

    Added Zukerman: "This partnership will help our customers eliminate paper forms and PDFs, automate their engagement processes and enhance their straight-through processing, so they can offer a fully seamless and digital customer experience."

    "We are pleased to partner with Sapiens to help insurers take full advantage of digitalization," said Tal Daskal, CEO, EasySend. "Customer satisfaction is key and trying to manage it with antiquated 'paper-and-pen' forms is a slow, error-prone strategy. Traditionally, organizations needed to help customers understand their forms, see if the forms were filled out correctly, feed the information from the form into the CRM system, and take help desk calls about the forms' status. This process causes needless customer frustration and uses precious manpower that could be used for more important tasks."

    About EasySend

    EasySend is the Workflow Content Automation (WCA) expert, aiming at rebuilding the customer experience. Our cloud-based platform will convert any existing form into a digital process (Android, iOS, or browser). With EasySend, organizations are able to: present customer forms with a modern and simple interface, for both mobile and desktop; receive and process customer forms easily; automatically update information from the forms into the CRM system; and more. EasySend's smart-form system simplifies and improves customers' fill-and-sign process via an intuitive interface. For more information:

    About Sapiens

    Sapiens International Corporation is a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a 30-year track record of delivering to more than 400 organizations. The company offers software platforms, solutions and Photo - services, including a full digital suite, to satisfy the needs of property and casualty/general insurers, and life, pension and annuity providers. Sapiens also services the reinsurance, workers' compensation, financial and compliance, and decision management markets.

    The company's portfolio includes policy administration, billing and claims, underwriting, illustration and electronic application. The digital suite features customer and agent portals, and a business intelligence platform. For more information:

    Investor and Media Contact
    Yaffa Cohen-Ifrah
    Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Corporate Communications
    Sapiens International
    Mobile: +1-201-250-9414
    Phone: +972-3-790-2026

    Company Codes: NASDAQ-SMALL:SPNS, Frankfurt:SPS1, TelAviv:SPNS
    PRN: Flashbay Win Award for Best Offline Marketing Tool 2018 at the B2B Marketing Expo in London Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:54:29 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    Flashbay Win Award for Best Offline Marketing Tool 2018 at the B2B Marketing Expo in London


    LONDON, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

    Flashbay, the world leader in customisable technology products is delighted to announce its win at the B2B Marketing Expo Awards at the Excel Centre in London. The award ceremony, hosted by Digital Donut, saw Flashbay shortlisted for the 'Best Offline Marketer' award, and following a successful sales pitch from the firm's Head of Global Sales Performance, Therese Sande, crowned the overall winner.

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    The Marketing Expo welcomed over 7,500 marketing professionals on the 21st and 22nd March, and is Europe's biggest marketing event with over 700 exhibitors in attendance. Flashbay was chosen out of a strong selection of well-known marketing companies at its first ever appearance at the event. The company has made quite the impression on the B2B Trade Show scene, and has been shortlisted for prizes at the Exhibitor Live event in Las Vegas and the B2B Marketing Expo in the first quarter of 2018.

    Being recognised by the marketing community at Europe's largest marketing expo makes the award all the more meaningful. Flashbay will continue to lead the way in promotional technology products, helping businesses all over the world connect globally with their target audiences in innovative ways. The company has applied the same rigour and meticulous design principles that built its world-class reputation to a range of new products including Bluetooth® Headphones, Speakers and Power Banks.

    Flashbay have sold Branded USB Flash Drives, Power Banks, Headphone and Speaker products to a range of companies to date; from FTSE 100 multinationals to fast-growing start-ups, government organisations, schools and charities. The company has served over 100,000 organisations to date.

    About Flashbay:  

    Flashbay is the World's No.1 business-to-business (B2B) supplier of logo branded Promotional Technology products. From the smallest schools to the largest multinationals, we offer an attractive range of designs within our Memory, Power and Audio categories, offering unbeatable prices coupled with fast and efficient service. Our product lines include Flash Drives, Power Banks, Speakers, Headphones and a host of related technology products and accessories which allow our customers the unparalleled ability to promote their brands with confidence on the global stage.

    Natalie Murray

    PRN: IPTC Names Brendan Quinn as New Managing Director Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:40:49 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    IPTC Names Brendan Quinn as New Managing Director


    LONDON, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

    The International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) has named Brendan Quinn as its new managing director.

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    Quinn joins the IPTC with two decades of experience in managing technology for media companies. In June 2018, he will succeed Michael Steidl, who will retire this summer after 15 years with the organisation. IPTC made the announcement today at their Spring Meeting in Athens.

    Quinn brings to the IPTC a vast well of real-life experience in media industry technology, including leading the team that crafted the Associated Press' video syndication platform, implementing content management systems at Fairfax Media in Australia and handling an array of architecture and R&D roles over nine years with the BBC.

    "I'm very much looking forward to my new role as MD for IPTC," Quinn said. "I have huge respect for the organisation, in fact one of my first open source projects as a developer was writing a Perl module for NewsML v1 back in 2001 while I was a developer in Australia. I'm very proud to now be able to take the lead on defining the role of the IPTC in the challenging environment now faced by the media industry."

    Stuart Myles, Chairman of the Board of IPTC and Director of Information Management at the Associated Press, said he was "thrilled" to welcome Quinn to the organisation.

    "He brings with him a wealth of news technology experience, with organisations from around the world and of all sizes. He has a unique combination of strategic insight into the challenges faced by the news industry and the technical know-how to help guide our work in technical standards and beyond."

    IPTC develops technical standards that address challenges in the news and photo industries, and other related fields. Recent IPTC initiatives are the Video Metadata Hub for mapping metadata across multiple existing standards; a major revision of RightsML for expressing machine readable licenses, now aligned with the new W3C standard ODRL; and a comprehensive update of SportsML for covering more efficiently a wide range of sports results and statistics. The Media Topics taxonomy for categorizing news now provides descriptions in four major languages.

    Quinn says he looks forward to meeting IPTC members and learning as much as he can about the organization's standards and outreach work.

    "From iconic standards such as IPTC Photo Metadata and NewsML-G2 to emerging standards work like the Video Metadata Hub," he said, "the IPTC aims to stay relevant in a changing media climate."

    About IPTC: 

    The IPTC, based in London, brings together the world's leading news agencies, publishers, and industry vendors. It develops and promotes efficient technical standards to improve the management and exchange of information between content providers, intermediaries, and consumers. The standards enable easy, cost-effective, and rapid innovation and include the Photo Metadata and the Video Metadata Hub standards, the news exchange formats NewsML-G2, SportsML-G2 and NITF, rNews for marking up online news, the rights expression language RightsML, and NewsCodes taxonomies for categorizing news. Visit the web site or follow @IPTC on Twitter.

    Media contact:
    Michael Steidl, IPTC Managing Director
    Phone: +44(20)3178-4922

    Highland Titles Sponsor Ufficiale del 1st Milan Highland Ball Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:34:27 +0200 Forests' Lodge A.P.S. Forests' Lodge A.P.S. Il Portavoce italiano di Highland Titles V. A. Carlo Cozzetto comunica l’avvenuta sottoscrizione del sodalizio per la sponsorizzazione del 1st Milan Highland Ball, organizzato dall’Associazione No Profit “The Milan Scottish Country Dancers” del Maestro John Murphy. L’evento, previsto in data 26 Maggio 2018 a partire dalle ore 18:30, si terrà presso le lussuose sale messe a disposizione dall’Hotel De La Ville in Monza con un aperitivo offerto ai partecipanti nel salone principale.

    Il Maestro John Murphy è fondatore dell’Associazione The Milan Scottish Country Dancers e da 20 anni tiene corsi di Ballo Scozzese presso la Chiesa Anglicana All Saints di Via Solferino, 167 in Milano. I suoi ballerini hanno alle spalle una forte esperienza che, nel corso degli anni, durante eventi pubblici a tematica Scozzese e non, hanno potuto esibirsi in numerose manifestazioni organizzate in Italia e anche all’estero a Edimburgo, Blair Castle, St. Andrews e Londra. Il Maestro John Murphy ha organizzato il 1st Milan Highland Ball appositamente per portare in Italia gruppi di ballerini dall’estero per un confronto diretto con il proprio corpo di ballo e allo scopo di fare conoscere in Italia gli usi e i costumi scozzesi. 

    L’evento, al quale i partecipanti sono tenuti ad indossare l’abito scuro o Kilt per gli uomini, l’abito lungo per le Signore, è un Galà appositamente organizzato presso l’Hotel De La Ville per l’eleganza e il lusso degli arredi che, ricordano molto i saloni da ballo di antichi castelli, risentendo anche per l’estrema vicinanza a Villa Reale in Monza. L’ambientazione donerà un tono di vera nobiltà all’evento come non se ne vede da tempo non solo in Milano ma in tutta la Lombardia.

    Highland Titles, sponsorizzando l’evento del Maestro John Murphy, prosegue in Italia, con il suo intento di tutelare le due Riserve Naturali istituite nel corso degli ultimi 10 anni, raccogliendo fondi, come concesso dalla Legge Scozzese, vendendo lotti di Terreno Souvenir i fondi provenienti dalla vendita dei terreni souvenir vengono interamente destinati da Highland Titles Charity Trust for Scotland al mantenimento, rimboschimento e tutela della fauna selvatica e del patrimonio boschivo delle Highland Scozzesi; e nel corso della serata sarà presente per presentare ai partecipanti le proprie iniziative sul territorio italiano. 

    Nel corso della serata Highland Titles farà omaggio a un fortunato, estratto a sorte nel corso di una riffa, di un appezzamento di terreno souvenir della Riserva di Glencoe Wood, a Duror, Appin allo scopo di ricordare che questo piccolo appezzamento di terreno è un Regalo Responsabile Ecologicamente per chi lo fa e, un Grande Regalo per chi lo riceve, in quanto accompagnato dal titolo di Proprietario Terriero Scozzese “Laird”, in inglese Lord e al femminile Lady, quindi un regalo goliardico ma di alta responsabilità ambientale. Ai partecipanti verrà offerta l’opportunità di comprare o regalare un terreno souvenir nel corso della serata o comodamente da casa loro tramite un apposito coupon da usare sul sito in lingua italiana .

    Per prenotazioni (posti limitati) o accrediti stampa, oppure informazioni sui corsi di danza scozzese comunicare con il Maestro John Murphy al numero 348 0851930 oppure tramite email:

    Per ulteriori informazioni contattare:
    V. A. Carlo Cozzetto al n. 334 347 1634
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    PRN: The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation Supports Chair in Democracy and Governance at St. Francis Xavier University Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:10:20 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

    The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation Supports Chair in Democracy and Governance at St. Francis Xavier University


    LONDON, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

    The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation is delighted to be providing funding support to the new The Brian Mulroney Institute of Government at St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), dedicated to the study of government, Canada-U.S. relations, and global affairs for undergraduate students.

    Specifically, The Foundation has donated C$1.5 million to fund the Victor Dahdaleh Chair in Democracy and Governance at the new Institute, which has now been matched up to C$3 million.

    Mr Dahdaleh said, "This donation illustrates the continuing and extensive support that the Foundation is providing to promote education programmes around the world. I am delighted to be able to advance the work of StFX's new Brian Mulroney Institute, particularly through a Chair in Democracy and Governance."

    "The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation has done much to promote higher education both here, at St. Francis Xavier University, and around the world. In fact, this gift has empowered the university to match funds, providing even greater learning opportunities for StFX students and our broader community," said St. Francis Xavier University President and Vice Chancellor, Dr. Kent MacDonald. 

    "These amounts are in addition to the Foundation's $500,000 gift last year, which was also matched by the Jeannine Deveau Education Equity Endowment to create a $1 million bursary to support Indigenous Canadians who wish to attend St. Francis Xavier University."

    Mr. Dahdaleh was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2015 from St Francis Xavier University.

    Further background on The Victor Dahdaleh Foundation's recent philanthropic support 

    Through the Foundation, extensive support has been provided to promote education, health and social development programmes around the world. As an alumnus of McGill and York Universities in Canada, he also promotes closer ties between Canada and the UK through the work of the Foundation.

    Since 2007 the Foundation has funded an endowment for the award in perpetuity of 32 annual scholarships at McGill University. The scholarships are targeted at out outstanding international full-time undergraduates from low-income countries.

    Victor Dahdaleh has also been a leading donor to the London School of Economics in the UK, funding a range of new facilities at the institution. The Foundation has also funded the Chevening Scholarships, a programme to give underprivileged students the opportunities to study at the LSE along with other leading universities.

    The Foundation funds a wide range of academic research into areas such as neuroscience and cardiovascular disease, as well as broader global issues with health implications such as migration and the environment.

    The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research was opened in 2015 at York University in Canada. Funded by a $20m donation from the Foundation, the Institute works with a network of local and global partners to reframe the way high and low income countries collaborate to the most pressing global health challenges of our time.

    In 2016, a donation from the Foundation established a new Chair in Neurosciences at McGill's Faculty of Medicine.

    In the same year, the Foundation made a £5m donation to the British Lung Foundation to fund vital research into mesothelioma, matching UK government funding. The donation is the largest ever made to the BLF. The landmark gift is supporting research teams at the University of Leicester and Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Cambridge, both of which are joining forces with the government-funded National Mesothelioma Research Centre at Imperial College to develop new treatments for the disease. 

    For further information on the Victor Dahdaleh Foundation contact: Matthew Moth, Madano on +44(0)20-7593-4000 or