- Comunicati pubblicati - Turismo - Comunicati pubblicati - Turismo Thu, 12 Dec 2019 11:56:48 +0100 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.12.20 ( PRN: Where to Invest in 2020: Dominica Named Tourism Location of the Future in FDI Strategy Ranking Wed, 11 Dec 2019 21:50:14 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Where to Invest in 2020: Dominica Named Tourism Location of the Future in FDI Strategy Ranking


LONDON, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/-- The Commonwealth of Dominica is one of the top 20 tourism locations of the future in terms of its foreign direct investment strategy. This is according to a new report issued on Monday by the fDi Intelligence, a service from the Financial Times. The Nature Isle of the Caribbean leads with hotels development and investment, ecotourism, wellness, climate resilient strategy and incentives for businesses.

The FDI Strategy category in the Tourism Locations of the Future 2019/20 found that the hotel construction sector benefitted from the largest investments in Dominica. Importantly, though hotel numbers are purposely kept relatively low, their scale, sustainable approach and consideration for the local communities is what makes them stand out. The Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme is funding the construction of a select portfolio of resorts on the scenic island.

"The most significant foreign investments made in Dominica during the past year were hotel properties, partly financed by funds from the Citizenship by Investment Programme," the report highlights. "These include Tranquility Beach, part of the Hilton Curio Collection, and Anichi Resort & Spa, part of the Marriot Autograph Collection."

Through CBI, foreign investors can obtain Dominican citizenship so long as they pass all due diligence checks and make a minimum US$200,000 investment into CBI-approved real estate, such as the aforementioned resorts that are currently under construction, but also the already operational Jungle Bay and Secret Bay. Kempinski CBI shares are sold out, however, a new hotel called Sanctuary Rainforest Eco Resort and Spa has been approved for CBI and has already broken ground. Together, they build Dominica's foundation for an emerging ecotourist sector with a diverse wellness offering. The same report notes that the island "attracts eco-tourists with its lush rainforests, mountains, waterfalls and volcanoes and offers various eco-lodges and resorts to accommodate visitors."

Alternatively, eligible investors hoping to obtain second citizenship from Dominica could make a one-off contribution of at least US$100,000 to the Economic Diversification Fund. The government uses these funds to build climate resilience, which takes the form of reinforced modern infrastructure, hurricane-resistant housing or harnessing green energy.

The report also found Dominica to have attractive incentives for investors. If coupled with obtaining economic citizenship, the benefits to investors grow, enhanced by Dominica's promising development prospects.

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PRN: Leader in Innovative Smart Home Solutions, Sevenhugs, Has Raised an Additional $9 Million From Xerys Capital Wed, 11 Dec 2019 20:20:12 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Leader in Innovative Smart Home Solutions, Sevenhugs, Has Raised an Additional $9 Million From Xerys Capital


SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- After a first round of $1.7M and a second of $14.6M from Xerys Capital, the Paris Region Venture Fund, managed by CapDecisif Management, NovX (the Noveo Group's investment vehicle) and various business angels, Sevenhugs has raised an additional $9M from Xerys Capital in order to further develop and distribute their smart home solutions both in the U.S. and globally.

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In 2018, Sevenhugs successfully launched the world's first remote control with a precise indoor positioning system. Using Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) technology, Sevenhugs' spatial awareness technology offers contextual and intuitive control of devices and services within the digital home (TV, music, smart home devices and streaming services).

With Smart Remote, Sevenhugs offered a unique solution to a two-fold challenge:

  1. Simplifying the interaction between the user and the digital home to make it more intuitive. Thanks to Sevenhugs' contextual "point & control" technology, Smart Remote's touchscreen automatically adapts to any device it's being pointed at: Simply point Smart Remote at the device you wish to control and the right display will automatically appear. 
  2. Unifying the experience of entertainment and smart home devices within a single platform. Smart Remote has the ability to control more than 650,000 products.

Smart Remote was successfully launched in 2018 online at and on the company's own website. Following successful sales, Sevenhugs entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Best Buy in 2019, regarding Smart Remote U, which is now retailed in all 1,000 Best Buy stores, covering the entire U.S. territory.

Smart Remote has received more than 20 prestigious international awards, among those the Red Dot Design Award and the iF DESIGN AWARD. Smart Remote is also on display and sold at the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City.

Furthermore, Sevenhugs is strengthening its executive team in research and development in the areas of artificial intelligence and cloud platforms with the recent appointment of Julien Colafrancesco as the company's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the hiring of Baptiste Daroussin for the position of VP Engineering:

  • Since 2015, Julien Colafrancesco has been in charge of all developments linked with artificial intelligence and indoor positioning technology via Ultra-Wide Band (UWB), currently being used in the heart of Smart Remote. He has also contributed to the filing of Sevenhugs' 26 patents. Before joining Sevenhugs, Julien occupied the role of Chief Scientific Officer at Weezic (acquired in 2014 by SmartMusic);
  • Baptiste Daroussin, has more than 15 years of experience in the development and deployment of large-scale cloud infrastructures and brings his strategic skills to Sevenhugs. Before joining Sevenhugs, Baptiste was Head of Operations at Veepee (Vente Privée) and CTO at Gandi.   

To reinforce their ambitious roadmap, Sevenhugs has grown its team to 35 engineers, five of whom specialize in artificial intelligence and are developing the innovations of tomorrow.

"Smart Home is in the process of becoming a mass market. There are already half a billion smart devices in U.S. households and more than 50% of American homes already have a smart home product," affirms Simon Tchedikian, Founder and CEO of Sevenhugs, adding, "we are now getting requests from large groups and brands from across the world regarding our innovative solutions. We are extremely positive in regards to commercial prospects for 2020."

Michael Schulhof, the former Sony President for the US and Sevenhugs's Board member representing Xerys states: "Sevenhugs has succeeded, thanks to the design of an innovative technological product, and for taking up a first-rank position in the smart home space. Our objective is to accelerate its development with regard to the market's tremendous growth potential."

Dominique Lempereur-Babeanu, Sevenhugs's Board member representing Xerys proclaims: "I am happy to reiterate the trust and support from Xerys Capital, which has helped the company's development since the spring of 2016. The contract offered by Best Buy in the U.S. is a unique opportunity for Sevenhugs and terrific recognition of the creativity and the spirit of the company."

Sevenhugs will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this January (2020) to share its latest innovations with strategic partners and distributors. If you wish to gain more information on Sevenhugs's solutions or make contact with the sales and business development teams, please contact:

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About Sevenhugs:

Sevenhugs specializes in the design of technological and innovative solutions that simplify the increasingly complex and fragmented digital home. Sevenhugs' vision is to advance the way we interact with technology in order to fuel adoption and engagement. It was founded in 2014 by four consumer electronic experts with more than 20 years of experience in semiconductors and mobile telecommunications.

Sevenhugs launched Smart Remote into the U.S. market in 2018 and has been awarded more than 20 prestigious awards. Smart Remote is the first consumer electronics product in the world to integrate an ultra-precise indoor positioning technology. Sevenhugs' technologies are protected by more than 26 international patents, three of which have already been delivered.

Sevenhugs has grown to become an international company of 45 employees, whose research, development and artificial intelligence center is located in Paris, France, its Sales and Marketing division in San Francisco and production line in China.

Sevenhugs was honored to receive an award at the Innovation Contest in February 2019, in the Deep Tech Digital category, sponsored by the French National Investment Bank, BPI France ( Sevenhugs was also awarded at the Digital Innovation Contest in 2017 and became the most acclaimed company at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. They lifted more than 11 awards, among those the highly prestigious BEST OF INNOVATION - CES DESIGN AWARD in the "Smart Home" category. The company also received the Seal of Excellence in 2017 from the European Commission in recognition of the company's extremely high innovation potential.

Simon Tchedikian, Founder and CEO

Stéphane Jaubertou, Founder and COO
To find out more: â€�“ - @sevenhugs_inc

About Xerys: 

Xerys Management is a portfolio management company specializing in private equity with an approach that makes the entrepreneur's vision central to its investment philosophy. It aims to support the managers of Xerys Capital portfolio companies at all stages of their growth, from venture capital to maturity. Xerys Capital invests between 10 and 60 million Euro in innovative companies in the health care, sustainable development and connected technologies sectors.

Olivier Ossipoff, President
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PRN: The Million Stitch Rolls-Royce Phantom Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:12:54 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

The Million Stitch Rolls-Royce Phantom



GOODWOOD, England, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- An enchanting new Rolls-Royce Phantom has been commissioned by a Stockholm-based entrepreneur with an extraordinary passion for flowers. The patron, with a wife and two of four children named after flowers, challenged the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective comprising designers, craftspeople and engineers, to envision a car that immerses its occupants in a beguiling floral scene. The result is a sanctuary of true luxury, a vision of flowers, created with a million embroidered stitches.


Torsten Müller �-tvös, Chief Executive, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, commented, "The Rose Phantom is a stunning iteration of a contemporary Rolls-Royce. Our extraordinary craftspeople at the Home of Rolls-Royce have achieved, with this car, something which can only be described as sublime. The work of our Bespoke Collective is the best in the world. When I look at creations like this car, it is with a sense of pride that I know that these skills could not be replicated anywhere else in the world. This is undoubtedly one of the greatest Rolls-Royce Phantoms of its generation."

The Rose Garden at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex, served as the primary point of inspiration for Ieuan Hatherall, a Bespoke Designer for Rolls-Royce. This Rose Garden is the only place in the world that the Phantom Rose is grown. Bred exclusively for Rolls-Royce by British Rose Breeder Philip Harkness of Harkness Roses, the Phantom Rose grows in the courtyard of the marque's Global Centre of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence at Goodwood in West Sussex, England.

Ieuan Hatherall commented, "There is a transcendent beauty when a rose garden is in full bloom. The patron wanted to create that same feeling of awe; an abundance of flowers to lift the spirit and celebrate nature's decadent beauty, in the Rose Phantom's serene interior."

The Peacock Blue exterior of the Rose Phantom is punctuated with a Charles Blue twinned-coachline that intertwines organically like the stem of a rose, combining to introduce the rose motif, an indication of both the colours and the treatment within. The wheels echo the design and are embellished with a twinned pinstripe, also in Charles Blue.

On opening the coach doors, one first encounters the embroidery on the inside of the rear doors, but it is not until entering the rear cabin that one fully encounters the extraordinary extent of the satin stitch creation. The Phantom Rose is illustrated in varying stages of maturity, from bud to full bloom, in an asymmetrical design that appears to grow across the roof lining, from the rear of the car. The marque's fabled starlight headliner illuminates the scene as the roses are interspersed with individually placed fibre-optic lights.

In the rear compartment, Serenity Seating with a soft calf rest cushion adopts the inverted colour-way of the exterior as sumptuous Charles Blue leather is accented with Peacock Blue piping. From here, one can admire Phantom's Gallery, created as a centrepiece of the interior. Stems of embroidered roses climb through the glass fronted fascia, providing a spectacle for the motor car's occupants.

At the request of the patron, colour is introduced in the form of Peacock and Adonis Blue butterflies, imbuing movement to the elegant motif. The patron's family also played a creative role; his wife designed the umbrellas whilst his daughter, Magnolia, defined the exterior hue of this Phantom. The patron commented, "I wanted to have flowers and roses everywhere. It became an amazing piece of art."

For further imagery and film, please follow this link. To hear the patron discuss his inspiring journey, please click here.

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PRN: Cambium Networks Appoints Mary Peterson as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:48:04 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Cambium Networks Appoints Mary Peterson as SVP and Chief Marketing Officer


Enterprise and service provider wireless networking veteran to fill newly created position

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Networks (NASDAQ: CMBM), a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced the appointment of Mary Peterson to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO), reporting to CEO Atul Bhatnagar.

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Peterson was most recently vice president of global marketing for Ruckus Networks, a CommScope Inc. business. In this new role, her focus will be on maintaining Cambium Networks' leadership position in Fixed Wireless Broadband (FWB) while building a challenger brand in the enterprise wireless segment. She is chartered with building an integrated marketing strategy that advances Cambium Networks' global strategy of strengthening its market recognition and accelerating growth.

"Mary has successfully led global marketing teams and understands how to effectively engage customers and partners in conversations about the rapidly evolving edge of the network," said Bhatnagar. "She brings a strong record of aligning sales and marketing strategies which is invaluable as the lines blur between the traditional sales motions and digital marketing. I'm excited to have her as part of the team as we extend our leadership position in Fixed Wireless Broadband, into end-to-end wireless fabric platforms that perform under the most demanding conditions."

"I'm proud to join Cambium Networks; we're laser focused on strengthening wireless connections between people, places and things," said Peterson. "We have some of the best radio engineers in the industry and are poised to be a leader in the convergence of the wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN), delivered as a combined service by our partner community."

About Mary Peterson
Mary is a sales focused technology marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience developing global marketing teams that have successfully grown brand awareness, audience engagement and achieved scale with channel partners. 

Previously as VP of Global Marketing at Ruckus Networks, now a CommScope Inc. business, Mary led the marketing digital transformation and development of a demand generation engine as well as managed field and partner marketing, event marketing and social and influencer communications. Her Silicon Valley based marketing career also includes a range of marketing roles in HP Enterprise and Compaq Computer.

Mary holds an MBA in finance and international business from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in Economics and French from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY.

About Cambium Networks

Cambium Networks is a leading global provider of wireless connectivity solutions that strengthen connections between people, places and things. Specializing in providing an end-to-end wireless fabric of reliable, scalable, secure, cloud-managed platforms that perform under demanding conditions, Cambium Networks empowers service providers and enterprise, industrial and government network operators to build intelligent edge connectivity. Headquartered outside Chicago and with R&D centers in the U.S., U.K. and India, Cambium Networks sells through a range of trusted global distributors.

Media Contact
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PRN: Intera Launches Accelerated Bookbuilt Offering of Kamux Corporation Shares Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:09:48 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Intera Launches Accelerated Bookbuilt Offering of Kamux Corporation Shares


HELSINKI, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Intera Fund II L.P. ("Intera") today, on 11 December 2019, has announced an offering of approximately 3,000,000 shares in Kamux Corporation representing approximately 7.5 per cent of all the shares in Kamux Corporation (the "Equity Offering"). The books for the Equity Offering will open with immediate effect. The shares offered in the Equity Offering will be placed in an accelerated bookbuilt offering to Finnish and international institutional investors. The current ownership interest of Intera in Kamux Corporation is approximately 11.75 million shares representing approximately 29.36 per cent of all the shares in Kamux Corporation. Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) Helsinki Branch is acting as Sole Bookrunner for the Equity Offering.

The founder and CEO of Kamux Corporation, Juha Kalliokoski, who owns approximately 15.02 per cent of the shares in Kamux Corporation directly and through Callardo Capital Oy before the Equity Offering, has indicated an intention to purchase shares for EUR 500,000 in the Equity Offering.

Intera expects to announce the outcome of the Equity Offering on or about 12 December 2019. Intera has agreed not to dispose of any further Kamux Corporation shares before 2 March 2020, subject to certain customary exceptions.

For more information:
Juha Kalliokoski, CEO
Tel. +358-50-544-5538
Kamux Corporation

KAMUX CORPORATION   Insider information   11 December 2019 at 20:10

Important notice







Kamux Corporation is a retail chain specializing in the sale of used cars and related integrated services that has grown rapidly. Kamux combines online shopping with an extensive showroom network to provide its customers with a great service experience anytime, anywhere. In addition to digital channels, the company has total of 71 car showrooms in Finland, Sweden and Germany. Since its founding, the company has sold more than 240,000 used cars, 46,596 of which were sold in 2018. Kamux's revenue reached EUR 527.8 million in 2018. In 2018, Kamux's average number of employees was 472 in terms of full-time equivalent employees. The shares of Kamux are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.


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Company Codes: Bloomberg:KAMUX@FH, Helsinki:KAMUX, ISIN:FI4000206750, RICS:KAMUX.HE
PRN: NYC Welcomes the Customer Experience Ecosystem: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:07:58 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

NYC Welcomes the Customer Experience Ecosystem: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange


Panelists from GE Digital, Johnson & Johnson, Lyft, Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs and State Street will Discuss How Enhancing the Customer Experience Can Improve the Bottom Line

SANTA CLARA, California, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce that Customer Experience Ecosystem: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange will be debuting in New York City on February 25, 2020. This highly interactive one-day event will explore why a customer-centric organizational structure is the key to revenue growth.

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To register and download the event agenda for Customer Experience Ecosystem: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, please go to:

Themed Unleash the Power of Organization-Wide Customer Centricity, the event will offer tools, insights and connections to help organizations design a winning customer experience strategy, one that will improve customer satisfaction rates, reduce customer churn, and ultimately increase revenue.

An Ask the Experts! Panel Discussion, Innovating and Disrupting the Customer Experience, will be moderated by Michael Truett, Professor, Customer Experience and Navigating Change, Rutgers University, and Head of Operations, Customer Success and Experience, Newsela. Panelists will include:

  • Amy Aragones, Senior Director, Customer and User Experience, GE Digital
  • Katherine Lucas, Head of Client Experience and Alpha Platform Marketing, State Street
  • Theresa Scheuble, Design Director, Johnson & Johnson
  • Chris Vetrano, Head of Customer Experience, LBS, Lyft
  • James Walker, Senior Vice President, Restaurants, Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs

The panelists will discuss research from last year showing that 75% of companies stated that their top objective for the year was improving customer experience. They will talk about how to spend more time on innovating and disrupting the customer experience to achieve growth objectives and seize new opportunities. Participants will leave with:

  • Real-world examples of innovation and disruption in the CX space
  • Insight into how much time it takes to become a customer-obsessed company
  • Best practices to align CX with your day-to-day business processes, including alignment with overall business goals, use of the new tools, and employee satisfaction

The event will also include a Success Story session, Designing the Customer's Digital Experience and a Capstone Session, What is the Right Balance Between Technology and Humanity in Customer Experience, as well as several other customer experience presentations, numerous networking opportunities, and a Food for Thought Luncheon.

About the Event
This new Customer Experience event will differentiate itself from so many others with a unique, highly interactive and hands-on learning approach focused on providing best practices and immediately implementable takeaways to leverage in the marketplace. To register, please click here, or for additional information, please email

About Frost & Sullivan   
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion

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PRN: Vitality CBD Quadruple Weekly Sales With Successful Gummy Bears Launch Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:02:22 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Vitality CBD Quadruple Weekly Sales With Successful Gummy Bears Launch


BIRMINGHAM, England, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CBD has had another massive weekend with the launch of their new CBD Gummy Bears. Unveiled as part of a surprise Black Friday promotion, the new gummies saw Vitality CBD's online sales increase by over four times their average weekly amount.

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The new CBD Gummy Bears were designed to meet two key consumer needs: precise dosing, and convenience on the go. With 5mg of CBD per gummy, they're the ideal way for users to meet their daily dosage. On top of this, the delicious raspberry and orange flavours ensure that taking CBD has never been tastier.

Vitality CBD built the groundwork for this successful launch with their quality, user-oriented product range. That's why all of their products prioritise 0% THC, organically grown hemp, and easy-to-understand dosage guidelines. Since the CBD market is at a key juncture with regards to regulation, this kind of self-imposed transparency and user focus is essential.

Discussing the success of their CBD Gummy Bear launch, Vitality CBD's managing director Nikhil Nathwani said:

"After what's been a fantastic first year for us, it's great to have another landmark launch under our belt. We're really pleased to see users responding with such universal positivity to our new gummies. The CBD industry is thriving right now, and it's only just begun its growth period. That's why we're continuing to innovate with our extensive new product development."

Vitality CBD have made it clear that they also intend to release further CBD supplements in the coming weeks, including vitamins. Given the overall success of the launch, and the high uptick in first-time buyers for their CBD Gummy Bears, the sales data emphasises that CBD supplements are only set to become more popular.

Looking further ahead, the brand has also been teasing their new range of CBD bath essentials, and a sports sub-brand as well. The statement from Vitality CBD is clear: in 2020 buying CBD is going to become the new norm at every stage of a user's day-to-day routine.

About Vitality CBD:
Since being established in the UK in 2018, Vitality CBD has continually moved from strength-to-strength. With a team of 40 staff, distribution across Europe, and 2 product awards under its belt, Vitality CBD is fast becoming the UK's market leaders for CBD.

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PRN: Inauguration of 'The Face', an Abstract Modern Sculpture That Celebrates Bahrain and Bank ABC Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:40:41 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Inauguration of 'The Face', an Abstract Modern Sculpture That Celebrates Bahrain and Bank ABC


Conceived by world-renowned artist, Victor Ekpuk, the new landmark sculpture in the heart of the Diplomatic Area pays tribute to the Kingdom and reflects the changing face of a 40-year-old institution.

MANAMA, Bahrain, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MENA's leading international bank, Bank ABC, announced the creation and permanent installation of 'The Face,' a visual centrepiece of the façade of its newly renovated historic twin tower Head Quarter in Bahrain, by celebrated Nigerian- American contemporary artist Victor Ekpuk. The 5.4 meter tall sculpture is an abstract construct that is a tribute to Bahrain's rich heritage, multi-cultural fabric and hospitable business climate, which empowered the Bank and the Kingdom's other residents to grow and flourish over the years.

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Bank ABC is undergoing an ambitious transformation as an institution; investing heavily in its digital infrastructure, developing new products and services and adopting a more agile and disruptive culture.

Commenting on the significance of the sculpture for the Bank, Dr. Khaled Kawan, Bank ABC's Group Chief Executive Officer, said: "After reflecting on our 40-year journey as the Bahrain banking industry celebrates its 100 years this month, and to  commemorate the renovation of our HQ Building, we commissioned Victor to create this unique and majestic art piece that cleverly connects our heritage and future aspirations. 'The Face' will outlive business cycles and peoples' tastes and remain an eternal tribute to Bahrain and its people."

Embodying local Bahraini elements, African influences, futuristic digital touch, and a contemporary artistic style, 'The Face' is representative of Bank ABC's commitment to equality and diversity as well as its firm belief in the strong potential of the country's young talent, who will advance its agenda to create positive change in the MENA region through disruptive banking solutions that accelerate inclusion and enhance lifestyles.

Bank ABC hosted a reception at its Head Office on 11 December 2019, in celebration of the sculpture and its creator. The function was attended by members of the local art community, Bank ABC staff and media representatives.

"How do you capture the essence of a people whose history is long and culture layered in centuries of civilizations? You look to their beautiful faces hoping to catch the essence of their memory," remarked Victor, who was present at the event.

Victor's art is guided by the aesthetic philosophy nsibidi "traditional" graphics, where sign systems are used to convey ideas. He re-imagines graphic symbols from diverse cultures to form a personal style of mark making that results in an interplay of art and writing. His art is focused on portraying the human condition through universally relatable and culture specific themes including family, gender, politics, and identity.

Victor Ekpuk has works in collections of Smithsonian National museum of African Art, Smithsonian National museum of African American Culture & History, Brooks Museum, The World Bank, Newark Museum, Hood Museum, Krannert Art Museum, United States Art in Embassies Art Collection.

Facts about The Face:

The sculpture is 5.3 meter tall and 4.3 meter wide.
It is made of painted stainless steel

Bank ABC is a leading player in the MENA region's banking industry with an international presence in 15 countries. It provides global innovative Wholesale Banking coverage and products that include Corporate and Financial Institutions coverage, Transaction Banking (Trade Finance and Cash Management), Project and Structured finance, Syndications, Treasury and Financial Markets products and Islamic Banking. It also provides retail banking services through its network of retail banks in Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Brazil. The Bank is leading the Fintech revolution in the MENA region and hosts the Middle East and Africa Fintech Forum annually with its subsidiary Arab Financial Services.

About Victor Ekpuk 

Victor Ekpuk is a Nigerian-American artist. His studio is in Washington, D.C. USA. He is renowned for glyph-like paintings and drawings that are inspired by the aesthetic concepts of indigenous African writing systems and graphic symbols from diverse cultures. His work frequently explores the human condition, drawing upon a wide spectrum of meaning that is rooted in African and global contemporary art discourses. 

Ekpuk, a Smithsonian Institution fellow, has works that have been featured in several international and national exhibitions; Aicon gallery, New York (2019), Get Up, Stand Up Now, Somerset House, London, UK (2019), Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, France (2017), North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA(2017), 12th Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba (2015) Dakar Biennial, Dakar, Senegal (2014) Auto-Graphics, Hood Museum, New Hampshire, USA (2015) and Krannert Art Museum, Urbana- Champaign, Illinois (2014), Inscribing Meaning, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art Washington DC and Fowler Museum Los Angelis (1998) Africa Now, ! Museum of Art and Design, New York (2011) Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2010) 1st Johannesburg Biennial, Johannesburg (1995). 

He has works in collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture & History, Brooks Museum, The World Bank, Newark Museum, Hood Museum, Krannert Art Museum and the United States Art in Embassies Art Collection. 

Ekpuk has been awarded several commissions by museums in the United States. In 2016, he was commissioned by The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African Art to design trophies awarded to recipients of the museum's first African Art Awards. One of the recipients was Yinka Shonibare MBE. In 2017, he completed a large-scale 30ft x 18ft. center-piece mural at the North Carolina Museum of Art. A commissioned 58ft mural "Essence of Memphis" at the Memphis Brooks Museum the site of a scene in Brian Banks the latest movie by Tom Shaydiac. 

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Volonline in rosa per il Centenario del Suffragio alle donne negli USA Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:45:03 +0100 m&cs m&cs

Una programmazione sempre più ampia e diversificata, una campagna “experience” che vede la donna come assoluta protagonista, l’ingresso in Visit USA e un ciclo di video dedicato alle “piccole storie di grandi donne” che, con la loro forte personalità, l’intraprendenza e l’anticonformismo hanno cambiato per sempre il corso dell’umanità. Nel 2020, a cent’anni esatti dal suffragio femminile negli USA, Volonline Tour Operator accende i riflettori su uno dei suoi “best sellers” e celebra, insieme a partner e clienti, una delle conquiste più importanti del secolo scorso.

Il commento di Alessandra Pisoni, Responsabile Prodotto e Booking Volonline

Si parte con una promozione speciale, valida sulle prenotazioni effettuate dal 10 dicembre 2019 a al 20 febbraio 2020: tutte le clienti che soggiorneranno in una delle 6 città più vendute da Volonline in USA, ovvero Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York e San Francisco, riceveranno un omaggio per rendere unico e indimenticabile il proprio viaggio: “Ho selezionato personalmente queste experiences – dichiara Alessandra Pisoni, Responsabile Prodotto e Booking Volonline – tra le proposte più curiose e inconsuete disponibili. A San Francisco, ad esempio, offriamo una crociera che permette di rivivere le emozioni di “Fuga da Alcatraz”, riaccendendo il mistero sull’esito della mitica evasione, mentre a Los Angeles sfidiamo le vertigini delle nostre clienti e dei loro accompagnatori, portandole sull’OUE Skyspace Observatory, il rooftop panoramico più alto della California”. 

Parallelamente, ogni mese i canali social di Volonline ospiteranno un video realizzato in collaborazione con Olga Mazzoni, Presidente di Visit USA, che presenterà i momenti cardine della storia del movimento per l’estensione del suffragio alle donne, delineando in modo sintetico e avvincente i profili delle sue protagoniste: da Emily Dickinson a Isabella Gardner, da Louisa Mai Alcott ad Abigail Adams, solo per citarne alcune. “Puntiamo molto sulla formazione e sull’approfondimento – prosegue Pisoni – perché buona parte delle nostre agenzie partner ha una clientela di repeaters in cerca di stimoli e spunti sempre nuovi. Abbiamo lavorato ad un programma di formazione trade sviluppato insieme ai nostri fornitori e partner: nel corso dell’ultimo anno abbiamo tenuto una media di due incontri alla settimana e tutti i membri del team Nord America e Caraibi sono stati almeno una volta in loco”. 

Gli Stati Uniti e il Nord America fanno storicamente parte del DNA di Volonline e, con una crescita anno su anno del 40%, continuano a giocare un ruolo strategico nella programmazione. “Il mix tra la versatilità della destinazione – conclude Pisoni – e la competitività delle nostre proposte, già vincente al nord, si è rivelato fondamentale anche per penetrare nel mercato del sud Italia, al punto che, a un anno dall’apertura della sede di Napoli, abbiamo ricevuto da MSC Crociere il premio “All Stars of the Seas” per la vendita delle crociere ai Caraibi in abbinamento alle principali città USA”.

PRN: Ride with GPS Releases Mobile Route Planner Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:43:13 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Ride with GPS Releases Mobile Route Planner


PORTLAND, Oregon, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ride with GPS, the platform for planning and navigating cycling routes, today announced a major product enhancement that will change how cyclists plan rides: their flagship route planner is now available in the Ride with GPS app for iOS and Android.

Ride with GPS Releases Mobile Route Planner

The Ride with GPS mobile route planner is a completely new design that takes the core ideas of their industry-leading web route planner, and adapts them to a mobile device.

"We've spent 10 years learning what it takes to build the best bike route planner. We knew expectations would be high," says Zack Ham, Ride with GPS co-founder. "I am incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished, and we are thrilled for our customers to start planning routes on mobile."

The new mobile route planner is fully compatible with the Ride with GPS web-based planner. It includes support for cuesheets, points of interest, interactive elevation profiles, drag-and-drop editing, and climb-aware estimated riding time. Estimated time is personally tailored to each rider based off their riding history.

"Things never go to plan, and being able to edit and create routes on the fly from my phone is really useful to me," says James Hayden, 2-time winner of the Transcontinental Race. "I can open the Ride with GPS app, make the changes I need, and I'm good to go."

Ride with GPS's mobile route planner includes additional "smart" features that simplify tasks that are difficult in other route planners, such as modifying an out-and-back route, changing the start or end of a route, and automatically correcting accidental deviations onto side streets.

"You can now plan, navigate, and share real time progress of your ride, all from the Ride with GPS mobile app," says Cullen King, Ride with GPS co-founder. "With this release, our app now offers a complete solution for casual and competitive cyclists alike, and we are excited to continue improving our software."

Download Ride with GPS for iOS and Android now, and start a free 30 day trial to enjoy the entire offering from route planning to voice navigation with offline maps.

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PRN: Egencia positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Corporate Travel Booking Applications Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:18:39 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Egencia positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Corporate Travel Booking Applications


SEATTLE, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Egencia®, business travel management from Expedia Group™, announces it has been positioned as a leader in the new IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Corporate Travel Booking Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment (doc # US45655219, December 2019).

Egencia has successfully brought the technology heritage, relentless focus on user experience and innovative spirit of its parent company Expedia, Inc. into the enterprise. In 2013, Egencia launched its new app, Egencia TripNavigator, which dramatically improves the in-trip experience for business travelers. Th! e app pro vides step-by-step navigation and offers integrated access to Egencia Travel Consultants. Today, 10,000 companies worldwide partner with Egencia to drive travel compliance and cost savings.

The report advises to consider Egencia when you are looking for a travel booking tool with global scale and access to tightly integrated consumer travel software and data.

Egencia is recognized for its unique ability to understand what individual travelers want when it comes to booking business travel. More than ever, customers desire a booking experience that feels like consumer but is built for business. As part of Expedia Group, Egencia customers benefit from the vast insight gained from serving both consumers and businesses.  The learnings from consumer travel, where relevant, are applied to business travel to create a familiar experience that is tailored for any type of business traveler. 

The report underscores the global capabilities of Egencia with coverage that spans over 60 countries and a partner network that reaches over 30,000 cities. Also as part of Expedia Group, Egencia has access to Expedia content and the ability to deliver Egencia Preferred Rates, thus providing extensive choice of content for customers.

"Business travel is evolving from multichannel to truly intuitive omnichannel experiences," said Alex Kaluzny, Senior Vice President and Chief Product and Technology Officer, Egencia. "Egencia was the original digital disruptor in travel management and we continue to outpace the market on traveler-centric innovations that companies of all sizes are demanding to modernize their travel program."

The report analyzed 11 companies in the corporate travel booking applications space assessing each on the same set of capabilities and strategies. In terms of capabilities, Egencia scored highly on customer satisfaction and support, functionality of the product, and the range of services available through its partner ecosystem. Looking at future strategies, Egencia scored well in its pace of research and development, innovation in product including intelligence and automation, and reporting functionalities like data analysis, travel data management and the travel admin experience.

"Egencia has worked to deliver a travel experience that brings consumer travel and corporate travel closer together," said Kevin Permenter, Research Manager, Enterprise Applications at IDC. "Egencia leverages leisure travel consumer data and insights to shape the corporate travel experience. This along with their global scale make them well suited to even the most complex corporate travel booking environments. Any large or international firm with complex travel booking requirements should certainly consider Egencia when looking for travel management vendors."

The Egencia managed travel solution delivers a fast, frictionless booking experience for all types of businesses including complete program visibility for travel managers to optimize their programs and local language customer service support for travelers on the road.

About the IDC MarketScape:
The IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilises a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. 

The report excerpt from the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Corporate Travel Booking Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment  is available to read.

About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor's position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Egencia
Egencia, corporate travel from Expedia Group, is reimagining business travel management to make business travelers happier and corporate travel programs more successful. Egencia offers more personalized experiences through curated access to the world's most relevant travel options. Putting our customers at the center of everything we do, Egencia provides exceptional customer care and innovative travel manager tools to increase savings and compliance. Egencia serves businesses large and small in more than 60 countries. Connect with us on and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and see what we're reimagining next on our blog.

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PRN: Why Pharmaceutical R&D Global Spending Could Exceed $200 Billion By 2024 Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:49:47 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Why Pharmaceutical R&D Global Spending Could Exceed $200 Billion By 2024

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PALM BEACH, Florida, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to various industry and market publications, pharmaceutical companies spend, on average, 17% of revenues on R&D, making it one of the biggest spenders in this area. Outside of the semiconductor industry, no other industry spends more on R&D. A quick survey of other industries by Investopedia, clearly shows how much most of them are outspent in R&D by pharmaceutical companies. The overall average spending on R&D by industries engaged in developing new products is a mere 1.3% of sales revenues. The chemicals sector, one of the larger R&D sectors, spends an average of 2 to 3%. Aerospace and defense firms, although they do a great deal of research and development work, only dedicate about 4 to 5% of revenues to R&D spending.  Investopedia says that, in fact, the pharmaceutical industry's lifeblood is R&D. The success of major drug companies is almost wholly dependent upon the discovery and development of new medicines, and their allocation of capital expenditures reflects that fact. "Although the average spending is 17% of revenues, some companies spend substantially more." The report continued: "As of 2019, many of the largest pharmaceutical firms spend nearly 20% on R&D. Of the 20 largest R&D spending industries in the world, the pharmaceutical industry makes up nearly half the list… Many smaller pharma companies have lower revenue totals; so, they often spend significantly higher percentages of their budget on R&D â€�“ up to 50% for some firms.  Active biotech and pharma companies in the markets this week include CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSP), Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ! AGIO), Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTI), Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY), Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO).

Another report says that: "The pharmaceutical industry's activities have significant socio-economic impacts on society in the form of investments in R&D and manufacturing. Of note, R&D is the "backbone" for success in any drug discovery program. Thus, the extent of pharma R&D spending serves as an important metric to show a company's commitment to finding new drugs. At present, the global pharmaceutical industry has the second highest R&D intensity (expenditure as a share of sales) measures of any sector…"   The report also indicates that overall R&D spending is expected to grow by 3% each year, reaching roughly $203.9 USD billion by 2024.

CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSP) BREAKING NEWS:  CNS' Berubicin Awarded $5.8 Million Non-Dilutive Grant from EU/Polish National Center Through its Development Partner - CNS Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company specializing in the development of novel treatments for brain tumors, announced that its partner, WPD Pharmaceuticals ("WPD"), a Polish corporation founded by Dr. Waldemar Priebe, the founder of the Company, was awarded a $5,798,875 grant from the EU/Polish National Center for Research and Development under the Smart Growth Operational Program 2014-2020 (the "EU Grant").

The Company previously entered into a sublicense agreement with WPD, in which WPD committed to a $2.0 million minimum expenditure on the development, testing, regulatory approval, and commercialization of Berubicin over a three â€�“year period. WPD's subsequent development project, "New approach to glioblastoma treatment addressing the critical unmet medical need" (the "WPD Project"), received the grant co-financed by the European Union under the Smart Growth Operational Program 2014-2020, Priority I: Support for Research and Development work by Enterprises, Measure 1.2: Sectorial Research and Development Programs, Sectorial Program InnoNeuroPharm. The main goal of the WPD Project is to implement the world's first multicenter pediatric Phase I clinical trial to determine maximum tolerated dose (MTD) and Phase IB and II clinical trials in adults, to assess the efficacy of Berubicin. Proceeds from the grant will be used independently by WPD Phar! maceutica ls in order to fulfill its commitment arising from its sublicense agreement with the Company.  

"The EU Grant represents an important milestone for the advancement of our novel anthracycline, Berubicin, especially in pediatric settings," commented CEO of CNS, John M. Climaco. "We believe this grant will allow our partner, WPD Pharmaceuticals, to fulfill its commitment arising from its sublicense agreement with us in a manner that is capital-efficient and non-dilutive to the CNS. Additionally, this EU Grant and our partnership with WPD presents an opportunity to potentially accelerate our efforts to bring Berubicin to patients around the world."   Read this and more news for CNSP at:

Other recent developments in the biotech industry include:

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGIO), a leader in the field of cellular metabolism to treat cancer and rare genetic diseases, reported new data from the extension phase of the DRIVE PK Phase 2 study of mitapivat (AG-348) in adults with pyruvate kinase (PK) deficiency at the 2019 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting. Mitapivat is an investigational, first-in-class, oral, small molecule allosteric activator of wild-type and a variety of mutated pyruvate kinase-R (PKR) enzymes that directly targets the underlying metabolic defect in PK deficiency, a rare, potentially debilitating, hemolytic anemia. In addition, data was shared from the Agios-sponsored Natural History Study of PK deficiency that detailed the comorbidities and complications associated with the disease and the impact of transfusion history.

"DRIVE PK was the first clinical trial aimed at addressing the metabolic defect in PK deficiency, and demonstrated that clinically meaningful and robust increases in hemoglobin can be achieved with an oral PKR activator," said Eduard J. van Beers, M.D., Ph.D., University Medical Center Utrecht and an investigator in the study. "These new data demonstrate that chronic treatment with mitapivat is well tolerated and can lead to a reduction in hemolysis as demonstrated by sustained improvements in hemoglobin and other markers for more than three years."

Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTI), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of groundbreaking therapies to treat cystic fibrosis (CF), today announced positive, initial ex-vivo results of PTI's proprietary cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulators, PTI-801, PTI-808, and PTI-428, in individuals with CF who are ineligible for the current standard of care CFTR modulator therapies due to their genotype. The data are part of a pan-European strategic initiative, known as HIT-CF (Human Individualized Therapy of CF), which seeks to accelerate the development of, and access to, personalized therapies for CF patients, beginning with those for whom no currently approved CFTR modulator therapy is indicated.  

HIT-CF is sponsored by the European Commission Horizon 2020 program, in which CF-Europe, a patient organization representing more than 48,000 individuals with CF, collaborates and with the European Cystic Fibrosis Society Clinical Trial Network (ECFS-CTN), which is recruiting adult CF patients into the ex- vivo ­study through its 43 clinical trial centers.  HIT-CF collects tissue samples from CF patients and develops organoids, or miniaturized organs, that are genetically identical to the patient donor, and share the same micro-anatomy as the organ from which they were derived.

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced the opening of the LIBRETTO-431 clinical trial [NCT04194944] for selpercatinib, also known as LOXO-292, for treatment-naïve RET fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Enrolled trial participants will be randomized to receive either selpercatinib or platinum-based (carboplatin or cisplatin) and pemetrexed therapy with or without pembrolizumab as initial treatment of their advanced or metastatic RET fusion-positive NSCLC.

"Given the remarkable results of the LIBRETTO-001 trial, I am excited to open this important Phase 3 trial of selpercatinib, a highly selective and potent molecule that has previously demonstrated sustained responses with a well-tolerated safety profile," said Professor Ben Solomon, principal investigator at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne Australia. "This trial endeavors to generate outcome data that place patients with RET fusions alongside those with EGFR mutations and ALK fusions, as driver-positive populations that should be treated with targeted therapies in the first-line setting, rather than chemoimmunotherapy."

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO), a genomic medicine company, announced preliminary results from the first three patients treated in the Phase 1/2 THALES study evaluating investigational ST-400 ex vivo gene-edited cell therapy in transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia (TDT). The data are featured in a poster presentation on December 9, 2019 at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) in Orlando, FL. The ST-400 ASH poster will be available on Sangamo's website in the Investors and Media section under Events and Presentations at the beginning of the poster session at 10am Eastern Time.

"The prompt hematopoietic reconstitution and on-target indels in circulating white blood cells observed in the three patients treated with ST-400 indicate successful editing with zinc finger nuclease technology," said Angela Smith, MD, Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation at the University of Minnesota, and a Principal Investigator of the THALES study. "As is the case in other myeloablative conditioning studies of stem cell transplants for beta thalassemia patients, the full effects of the treatment may take as long as 12 to 18 months or more to manifest. Longer-term follow-up, including from additional patients, will be necessary to understand the safety profile and potential clinical benefit of ST-400 in beta thalassemia. The emerging tolerability and safety profile of ST-400, as well as the induction of fetal hemoglobin and presence of indels, suggest that further ex! ploration of this novel gene-edited cell therapy is merited."

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PRN: Award Winning Brand 'DUSOUL' by Dhamani Launches New Boutique at the Iconic Location - Mall of the Emirates Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:09:13 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Award Winning Brand 'DUSOUL' by Dhamani Launches New Boutique at the Iconic Location - Mall of the Emirates


DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DUSOUL, the affordable luxury brand, celebrated a new step in its expansion by opening its boutique at the iconic Mall of the Emirates.

From left to right: Mr. Rohit Dhamani, CEO â€�“ Dusoul, Dr. Sara Al Madani, Board member â€�“ Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms. Laila Suhail, CEO â€�“ DFRE and Ms. Nada Abou Saab â€�“ Marketing Director, Majid Al Futtaim â€�“ Shopping Malls & the Dhamani family inaugurating the DUSOUL Boutique in Mall of the Emirates.

The new boutique is aimed at serving the discerning fashionista with its enviab! le line o f jewelry designs & celebrity endorsed international brands.

DUSOUL showcases a unique mix of in-house designed collections, brought to life by the natural elements of sun, sea, sand and the stars which together form the icon of DUSOUL.

DUSOUL, a Dhamani Group brand, is strategically positioning itself as the jewelry powerhouse for the aspirational and inspirational millennial generation. The new Mall of the Emirates outlet reflects this identity, providing a wide variety of handcrafted designs to find the perfect jewelry gift to suit any occasion.

Commenting on the opening, Dhamani Jewels Group chief executive officer and managing director, Amit Dhamani, said that the UAE, and Dubai in particular, has been experiencing a rise in demand in the market for bespoke jewelry and 'DUSOUL' was created to meet that demand.

"As the undisputed fashion capital of the region, Dubai has been witnessing a growing need for exquisite and affordable local and international brands. In particular, jewelry tops the demand list and DUSOUL is poised to meet that demand. We have a collection of carefully selected jewelry pieces at very attractive price points at all DUSOUL stores in Dubai," said Amit Dhamani.

Rohit Dhamani, CEO, DUSOUL, emphasized the brand's commitment in giving jewelry enthusiasts in the region, quality products and designs, made available at attractive price point which is the statement of the brand â€�“ Jewelry with Soul.

"We are proud to be marking yet another key milestone in our journey to bring to the region the finest jewelry collection that fits the dreams and aspirations of the Dubai fashionista. Our pieces are created with longevity and keeping the individual customer in mind. This is what separates DUSOUL from the rest - a uniqueness that also enables our customers to stand out from the crowd."

Rohit Dhamani further elaborates that the new store depicts a luxurious yet warm and inviting environment that compliments the stunning and sophisticated fine jewelry collection. The store's customer experience is enhanced by innovative technology, offering unique and state-of-the-art digital display software, allowing real-time social media interaction between the brand and clients. This enhanced customer experience provided by DUSOUL was recognized recently and it received 2 prestigious accolades for 'Innovation' & 'Best Retail Store Design'.

As part of its jewelry collection, DUSOUL will also feature leading international brands including fine jewelry brands; Bigli, Casato, Lenti Villasco, Moraglione, Palmiero and Giovanni Ferraris, Brumani, a timeless yet contemporary Brazilian brand, and Moiseikin, a statement brand from Russia.

With the launch of the new boutique, DUSOUL cements its position as a brand with strong belief in playing a pivotal role in jewelry retail in line with the Expo 2020 & UAE Vision 2021.

With almost 50 years of experience, the Dhamani Jewels Group is a pioneer in the retail jewelry industry and headquartered in Dubai Multi Commodities Center, Dubai. U.A.E.

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PRN: SEAJETS' WorldChampion JET Wins the "Ship of the Year 2019" at the Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2019 Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:01:17 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

SEAJETS' WorldChampion JET Wins the "Ship of the Year 2019" at the Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2019

"Great recognition and honor for SEAJETS" Mr. Marios Iliopoulos said


PIRAEUS, Greece, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The SEAJETS WorldChampion Jet high speed vessel has been honored as the 'Ship of the Year' by the prestigious Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2019.

Mr. Marios Iliopoulos, Head of Strategic Planning and Development of SEAJETS with Mr. Lefteris Avgenakis, Deputy Minister of Culture and Sport (PRNewsfoto/SEAJETS)

This award is given for the first time in the history of the event to a high-speed passenger ship, recognizing the unique design, innovation and contribution of the ship in Greek shipping.

The internationally recognized and prestigious 'Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards' are organized by Lloyd's List, a shipping newspaper founded in 1734. The awards are evaluated by an independent team of 10 reviewers from many different shipping sectors. The awards are attended annually by the leading Greek and international shipping protagonists who compete in 17 different categories (Ship of the Year, Tanker Company of the Year, Shipbroker of the Year, International Personality of the Year κ.α.).

On receiving the award, Mr. Marios Iliopoulos, Head of Strategic Planning and Development of SEAJETS, stated: 

"The award is a great recognition and honor for SEAJETS, given that it was the first time a high-speed passenger ship was awarded at the 'Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2019,' occupying a place next to the most recognized ships.

"We are especially happy and proud to have been awarded the WorldChampion Jet as the ship of the year by our Greek shipping family. The Cyclades' Formula 1, as our islanders call it, is a unique high-performance, state-of-the art ship that even holds a place in the Guinness World Records for her speed that can reach up to 50 knots. Her environmentally friendly characteristics are also very important in relation to the pollutants emitted by the 2 airplane type turbines she is equipped with and the little backwash she generates when sailing.

"At Seajets, our goals are fully aligned with the goals of all Greeks who want to see Greece, this country with its huge history and culture, smile again and fill the hearts of all Greeks with pride and joy. I have been, I am, and will always be by the side of our Aegean, our Greece that we will never let to be forgotten, always contributing to its deserved prominence. I always try to get young people to set goals, visions, dream their future and fight for their core principles while respecting the people who contribute with their prestige, their credibility and their ideals in helping our shipping industry prosper in future.

"We believe that society cannot exist without respecting, living, breathing together. The inhabitants of the Aegean along with Mayor of Rafina, the Cyclades Ambassadors-Mayors from the beautiful Sikinos, Serifos, Naxos, Folegandros, Santorini, Thirasia are all sharing our enthusiasm for this award."

Το WorldChampion Jet The Guinness record-breaking High speed vessel traveled daily from Piraeus to Syros, Mykonos, Naxos and Santorini with unique speed, comfort, consistency combined with the groundbreaking concept that includes an authentic Formula 1 race car on board, surely deserved to be named the ship of the year.

The awards were presented on Friday, December 06, 2019, at the Athenaeum InterContinental at a brilliant ceremony in the presence of celebrities and representatives of the Greek and international maritime community. The event was attended by Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports Lefteris Avgenakis and Mayors of Rafina-Pikermi Mr. Evangelos Bournous, of Naxos and Small Cyclades Mr. Dimitris Lianos, of Serifos Mr. Konstantinos Revinthis, of Santorini Mr. Antonis Sigalas, of Sikinos Mr. Vasilis Marakis, of Folegandros Ms. Euthalia Papadopoulos and of Thirassia Mr. Petros Karamolegos.



Mr. Dimitris Lianos - Mayor of Naxos and Small Cyclades, Mr. Evaggelos Mpournous - Mayor of Rafina â€�“ Pikermi, Mr. Petros Karamolegkos - President of the Thirasia community, Mr. Marios Iliopoulos, Head of Strategic Planning and Development of SEAJETS, Mr. Lefteris Avgenakis - Deputy Minister of Culture and Sports, Mr. Konstantinos Revinthis - Mayor of Serifos! , Mr. Ant onis Sigalas â€�“ Mayor of Santorini, Mr. Vasilis Marakis â€�“ Mayor of Sikinos, Mrs Efthalia Papadopoulou - Mayor of Folegandros (PRNewsfoto/SEAJETS)

Mr. George Economou of Cardiff Marine, Mr. Marios Iliopoulos of SEAJETS, Mr. Nicolas Martinos of Thenamaris, Mr Giannis Olzierski of Xclusiv Shipbrokers, Mrs Eleni Vrettou, Senior General Manager of Piraeus Bank (PRNewsfoto/SEAJETS)

PRN: Aircraft Engine Market Size worth USD 97.12 Billion by 2026; Presence of Big Giants in the Aviation Industry to Foster Growth, Says Fortune Business Insights™ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:50:37 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Aircraft Engine Market Size worth USD 97.12 Billion by 2026; Presence of Big Giants in the Aviation Industry to Foster Growth, Says Fortune Business Insights™


Key Companies Covered in Aircraft Engine Market Research Report are as MTU Aero Engines AG, United Technologies Corporation, Honeywell International Inc, Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc, Textron, Inc, CFM International SA, International Aero Engines AG, etc

PUNE, India, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The global Aircraft Engine Market size is projected to reach USD 97.12 billion by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.16% during the forecast period. Growing demand for air travel worldwide is foreseen to be one of the primary forces fueling this market. Air travel today has become affordable to the average middle person and in the near future, this type of travel is expected to get even more easy on the pocket. One of the main reasons for this is the swelling numbers of the middle class across the globe. Many organizations estimate that in the next decade, approximately 200 million people will enter the middle class bracket. As a result, their incomes and their contribution to the global GDP will ri! se expone ntially. Consequently, business activities will expand and a greater number of people will require to travel by air, thereby driving this market in the coming decade.

Aircraft Engine Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast, 2015-2026

According to the Aircraft Engine Market analysis, the value of this market stood at USD 70.10 billion in 2018. This information is shared by Fortune Business Insights™ in its report, titled "Global Aircraft Engine Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By Engine Type (Turboprop, Turboshaft, Turbofan, Piston Engine), By Technology (Conventional Engine and Electric/Hybrid Engine), By End-user (Commercial, Military, and General Aviation), By Component (Compressor, Turbine, Gear Box, Exhaust Nozzle, Fuel System, and Others), and Regional Forecast 2! 018-2026< /b>". Besides this, the report also provides a comprehensive assessment of the various factors and dynamics that can potentially influence the size, share, and growth of this market in the given period. The exhaustive research on the different facets of the industry trends is aimed at enabling businesses to take informed decisions based on sound facts and needs of the market.

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List of Prominent Players Profiled in Aircraft Engine Market:

  • MTU Aero Engines AG
  • United Technologies Corporation
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc.
  • Textron, Inc.
  • CFM International SA
  • International Aero Engines AG
  • Safran SA
  • General Electric Co.

Advancements in Aircraft Engineering to Open New Avenues for the Market

Aviation technology has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few decades. Airliners are demanding lightweight airplanes that are fuel-efficient and spatially well-designed. Many of the big companies operating in the aviation industry are making great strides in advancing aircraft technology. For instance, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, and General Electric announced in 2018 that they were diligently working towards developing hybrid engines. Hybrid engines is expected to bring down air travel costs substantially and at the same time, aid in reducing carbon emissions.

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Moreover, one of the leading Aircraft Engine Market trends is the advent of 3D printing for aircraft engine and other parts. For example, General Aviation developed the Catalyst engine using 3D printed engine parts.

North America to Hold Lion's Share in the Market; Asia-Pacific to Register Highest Growth

Having generated USD 27.20 billion in revenue in 2018, North America is slated to continue its dominance of the Aircraft Engine Market share till 2026. This is mainly on account of increased government spending on military helicopters and fighter jets, particularly in the US, and rising demand for more stringent border security measures. Within this region the US is expected to lead the market owing to the widening defense expenditure in the country.

Asia-Pacific is projected to showcase the highest growth rate as a result of increasing spending on defense by the governments in India and China and rising demand for business jets in these countries. Furthermore, well-established presence of companies such as GKN Aerospace will augment the airplane engine market outlook in the forecast period.

Heightened Innovation Energies to Spruce up Competition

Competition in this market is about a major thrust as key players adopt strategies to crystallize their position, the Aircraft Engine Market forecast by Fortune Business Insights says. These strategies include developing new-age products, entering into collaborations, and increasing investment in R&D.

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Detailed Table of Content:

  • Introduction
    • Research Scope
    • Market Segmentation
    • Research Methodology
    • Definitions and Assumptions
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Dynamics
    • Market Drivers
    • Market Restraints
    • Market Opportunities
  • Key Insights
    • Key Industry Developments â€�“ Key Contracts & Agreements, Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships
    • Latest technological Advancements
    • Porters Five Forces Analysis
    • Value Chain Analysis
  • Global Aircraft Engine Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast, 2015-2026
    • Key Findings / Summary
    • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast â€�“ By Engine Type
      • Turboprop
      • Turboshaft
      • Turbofan
      • Piston Engine
    • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast! â€�“ By T echnology
      • Conventional Engine
      • Electric/Hybrid Engine
    • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast â€�“ By Component
      • Compressor
      • Turbine
      • Gear box
      • Exhaust Nozzle
      • Fuel System
      • Others
    • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast â€�“ By End User
      • Commercial Aviation
        • Narrow Body Aircraft
        • Wide Body Aircraft
        • Very Large Aircraft
        • Regional Transport Aircraft
      • General Aviation
        • Business Jets
        • Business Helicopters
        • Ultralight Aircraft
      • Military Aviation
        • Fighter Jets
        • Transport Aircraft
        • Military Helicopter
    • Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast â€�“ By Region
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Rest of the world

TOC Continued…!

Key Industry Developments:

  • December 2019: Safran SA teamed up with MTU Aero Engines to develop groundbreaking engine for the European Next Generation Fighter (NGF) aircraft, with Safran leading engine design and integration and MTU to focus on engine services.
  • November 2019: Rolls-Royce Holdings won a $1.2 billion, 5-year Mission Care contract to maintain AE 1107C engines on the V-22 aircraft used by the US Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

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PRN: Global Media Agency OMD Leads Category, Outpaces Industry As It Expands Billings And Market Share Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:49:40 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Global Media Agency OMD Leads Category, Outpaces Industry As It Expands Billings And Market Share


NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Omnicom Media Group Agency OMD Worldwide tops the latest COMvergence global billings ranking report based on projected 2019 media agency and group billings.

With a projected 2019 global billings of $19.6B, and a growth rate of +6.1%, OMD holds a $1.7 billion lead over its nearest competitor; and is dramatically outpacing the industry's flat 0.6% growth rate.

The report drops as OMD marks its ninth consecutive quarter of new business & retention growth, a performance that translates to $3.5b in new billings - 18% of its current total - added during the 2018-2019-time period, the most of any media agency.

The COMvergence ranking concludes a year that began with OMD being named Global Media Agency of the Year by leading trade US trade publication Adweek, following its reorganization around a brand promise  of "better decisions, faster."  Throughout 2019, the agency's continued investment in the people, products and technology to deliver on that promise  has been recognized with more 20 regional Agency of the Year awards, the top ranking on the Effie's Effectiveness Index, and 28 medals at this year's Cannes Lions (the most of any agency competing in the 2019 festival). 

Says OMD Worldwide CEO Florian Adamski, "Having significantly expanded the depth of our offer and the breadth of our client roster in 2019, OMD enters the new year in an exceptionally strong position once the impact of all 2019 wins hits the ledger. As we embark on a new decade, we are more ready than ever to deliver better decisions, better ideas and better outcomes for clients - faster."


OMD Worldwide is the world's largest media network with more than 13,000 people working in over 100 countries. As the world grows with opportunities, the key is reacting to them, by making better decisions, faster - combining innovation, creativity, empathy and evidence to deliver better business outcomes. Named Adweek's Global Media Agency of the Year 2019, OMD, an Omnicom Media Group agency, is ranked the world's most effective media agency network in the Effie Effectiveness Index.

Omnicom Media Group is the media services division of Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE: OMC), the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company, providing services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

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PRN: HYCU Protégé Now Available Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:38:31 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

HYCU Protégé Now Available


Simplifying Cloud Data Management with 1-Click Simplicity for Multi-Cloud Application Consistent Data Migration and Disaster Recovery

BOSTON, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HYCU, Inc., a pioneering enterprise software company specializing in data backup, recovery and monitoring for next-generation Enterprise Clouds, announced general availability for HYCU Protégé. Introduced at ITPT 31 in San Jose, California, the latest HYCU solution provides sim! plified, application consistent business continuity of a company's data protection environment across multi-cloud infrastructures, from on-premises to public cloud. Now companies can protect their data in on-premises and public cloud environments like Google Cloud Platform. Besides storing data, VMs and apps to Cloud targets like Google, HYCU Protégé can ensure data resilience by using the SpinUp functionality to migrate virtual machines between the on-premises and cloud infrastructures. In the event of a disaster, HYCU Protégé provides disaster recovery of mission-critical data to the cloud service suite of their choice.

"With more than four clouds in use at enterprises globally on average, multi-cloud infrastructure is the new normal. It's now become essential to provide a data management solution that complements the cloud of choice while simplifying key processes like data migration and disaster recovery," said Simon Taylor, CEO at HYCU, Inc. "Our latest solution, HYCU Protégé allows customer the freedom to use their cloud, their way, with their control. All from a single management framework that provides the best of the on-premises and public cloud environments they experience."

HYCU Protégé was designed to be 100 per cent application focused and to simplify the overall data management both to and in the cloud of a customer's choice. HYCY Protégé provides the following benefits:

  • Full Application Recovery: There are no issues with partially-recovered applications. HYCU sees through VMs to discover where every application is running and make sure every migration, application staging or DR is fully application consistent and recoverable.
  • Fully Protected Data Migration for Stress-free Self Service: Now, when organizations migrate applications from one cloud to another, data is application consistent, and there is always a backup copy ready in case a migration does not turn out the way it was intended. HYCU makes this a one-click operation. It can do on-demand migration or can perform staged migration â€�“ all with just a click of a button. Additionally, HYCU's self-service portal empowers application owners to create new instances of near production copies on the cloud for test/dev, reporting or for new production instances â€�“ all with zero training or extra education required.
  • 1-Click Application D! isaster R ecovery (DR): For disaster recovery purposes, HYCU makes sure the failover data is application consistent and users get to choose which point-in-time they want to failover to. All with 1-click simplicity.
  • Ensure Service Level Object (SLO) Compliance across Multiple Clouds: Even though data is spread across multiple clouds, HYCU ensures managing data protection and DR compliance across clouds is no longer complex and is available anywhere and anytime."
  • No Additional Infrastructure or Software Required: HYCU's featherweight infrastructure delivers tangible savings. HYCU runs as a virtual instance and as a service on any cloud. There is no additional hardware or software licenses required, so users get a powerful solution to maximize their overall infrastructure investment. This in turn can save customers at least 50% of their infrastructure spend.

"As organizations look to take advantage of multi-cloud, be it to leverage cloud r! esources for Dev/Test, or to "lift and shift" an application to the cloud and run it natively, it is critical that they develop an effective multi-cloud data management strategy," said George Crump, president and founder, Storage Switzerland. "In theory, data protection applications can perform both of the copy and move functions. A key consideration is how the multi-cloud data management experience is unified. That is what HYCU is setting out to do with HYCU Protégé. We have been watching the progression HYCU has made over the past two years, and with the availability of HYCU Protégé, organizations have a powerful solution that is purpose-built for each cloud with an easy to use and interface to simplify multi-cloud data management."

To learn more about HYCU Protégé, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), released a report, "Multi-cloud Data Protection-as-a-service, The HYCU Protégé Platform." Senior Analyst Data Protection at ESG, Christophe Bertrand, concluded, "Multi-cloud environments are here to stay and will keep on growing in diversity, use cases, and, of course, size. Data growth is not stopping anytime soon, only making the problem more acute. HYCU has taken a very different approach from many traditional vendors by selectively delivering deeply integrated solutions to the platforms th! ey protec t, and is now moving to the next challenge of unification and simplification with Protégé, calling it a data protection-as-a-service platform."

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HYCU Protégé is available from HYCU authorized global partners, and ships free of charge with any license of HYCU Data Protection. Data migration is available at $99 per VM and disaster recovery at $24 per VM per month.

About HYCU
HYCU makes it easy to thrive in a hyper-simple, multi-cloud world. The pioneering enterprise software company specializes in data backup, recovery and monitoring for hyper-converged (HCI), Google Cloud and multi-cloud infrastructures. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., HYCU harnesses 25 years of sophisticated IT experience, insights from over one million users, and work with more than 25,000 customers, more than 10 ISVs and 350 employees to create a deep and unrivaled well of industry expertise. The result is unsurpassed alignment with industry leaders and a formidable competitive advantage in the multi-cloud space. HYCU's flagship products, a purpose-built backup and recovery solution for Nutanix, and a managed backup as a service for Google Cloud Platform, are acclaimed in the industry and features performance and value that are unmatched.

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PRN: Qubit Adds Three Key Hires to Management Team Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:52:12 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Qubit Adds Three Key Hires to Management Team


New VP of Customer, VP of North America and VP of Strategy join Qubit as the company embarks on ambitious 2020 global growth plans

LONDON and NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Qubit, a leader in marketing personalization technology, has expanded its senior management team with the appointment of three new vice presidents: Tracey Ryan O'Connor joins Qubit as the company's new VP of North America, Julia Fearn joins as VP of Customer Success, and Robin Trickett has been promoted to VP of Strategy.

Julia Fearn joins Qubit as the VP of Customer Success. Ms. Fearn-Muller spent more than eight years at Digital River where she was responsible for customer success across numerous global and enterprise accounts. Based in London, she will lead Qubit's customer team worldwide.

Responsible for Qubit's business operations in North America, Tracey Ryan O'Connor brings strong expertise in the eCommerce & MarTech industries, with a wealth of experience managing strategic accounts. Ms. O'Connor was previously responsible for a portfolio of strategic accounts at ATG (now Oracle Commerce), Reflektion, SmarterHQ, and most recently, Salesforce.

After five years with Qubit, Robin Trickett has been promoted from Global Operations Director to VP of Strategy. Trickett will work with Qubit's leadership team on GTM, multi-year planning and strategic initiatives. Prior to Qubit, Mr. Trickett was a Senior Consultant with the global consultancy, Roland Berger.

"Tracey, Julia and Robin are all highly accomplished professionals and we are truly excited to have them on our management team," said Marco Vergani, COO, Qubit. "We believe they will not only help Qubit to achieve ambitious growth, but they will make our customers extremely successful. Each is very customer-centric, which is critical for us as our clients include some of the world's most iconic brands."

About Qubit

Qubit's mission is to drive customer loyalty and lifetime value through personalization. Industry leaders in luxury, fashion, beauty, travel and egaming brands partner with Qubit to transform the way they understand and influence their visitors. In 2018 the Qubit platform delivered over 60 billion experiences and influenced over $40 billion in retail revenue. Customers include NET-A-PORTER, Farfetch, Emirates, Estée Lauder Companies, LVMH Group, and Ladbrokes Coral. Headquartered in London, the company has offices across Europe and the U.S. Qubit's investors include Goldman Sachs, Sapphire Ventures, Accel Partners, Salesforce Ventures and Balderton Capital. For more information, please visit:

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PRN: Empirix Chosen by Frost & Sullivan as the 2019 Best Practices Leader for It's Network Test and Monitoring Product Line Strategy Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:51:06 +0100 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Empirix Chosen by Frost & Sullivan as the 2019 Best Practices Leader for It's Network Test and Monitoring Product Line Strategy


Empirix solutions recognized for breadth of product line, value to the customer, and market share

SANTA CLARA, California, Dec. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the global passive and active network test and monitoring market, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to award Empirix with the 2019 Global Product Line Strategy Leadership Award, one of Frost & Sullivan's most coveted annual Best Practice awards. Their Best Practice awards recognize outstanding companies for their achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.

Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a comprehensive product line that caters to the breadth of the market it serves. The award recognizes the extent to which the product line meets customer base demands, and the overall impact it has in terms of customer value and increased market share.

"Empirix was selected for this award, in part, for their ability to rapidly evolve to meet changing customer requirements, build responsive solutions that provide much needed visibility for operations teams, and for their visionary roadmap that is tightly aligned with market direction," Thomas noted. "These awards are bestowed after conducting extensive in-depth interviews, analysis, and secondary research of key market players. Empirix stood out from the pack because of their broad portfolio, geographic coverage and customer-centric approach. In fact, they have earned global acclaim for their outstanding customer service. These elements position them for continued future growth and are some of the many reasons why they were selected to receive this year's Product Line Strategy Leadership Award in the global passive and active network test and monitoring market."

Empirix provides advanced test automation and passive and active network assurance solutions that preserve customer experience and network performance for their diverse, global base of telecommunications, insurance, banking, utilities, and government customers. Their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings appeal to those adopting cloud solutions and enable new use cases as complex, hybrid network environments become more and more common. Especially notable is Empirix's mediation layer which ingests data from any source to deliver the deep-dive analysis of an operations support system with the customer experience monitoring capabilities of a probe. 

Empirix accepted the award at the Frost & Sullivan awards gala on December 2 in San Antonio, TX.

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Empirix is the recognized leader in end-to-end network performance visibility with the unique ability to analyze customer behaviors by application in real time. We help service providers, mobile operators and enterprises optimize business processes to reduce operational costs, maximize customer retention and grow top-line revenue. Through monitoring, analytics and intelligence, Empirix helps companies around the world realize the full value of their technology investments.

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Il 14 e 15 dicembre a C'era una volta... Antiquariato speciale Natale Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:33:29 +0100 blu nautilus blu nautilus


Questo weekend a Pievesestina

A Natale regala antiquariato


Il 14 e 15 dicembre a C'era una volta... Antiquariato a Cesena Fiera vi danno appuntamento 300 mercanti per il grande mercato mensile di antiquariato e brocantage.

La rassegna di Pievesestina è un mix fra Le Louvre des Antiquaires, lo storico edificio parigino che ospitava raffinati negozi di antiquariato sulle rive della Senna e il Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, il primo mercato di antichità al mondo.

A C'era una volta.. Antiquariato potete trovare oggetti d'epoca e di modernariato, curiosità e pezzi da collezione di vari periodi, preziosi, rari o semplicemente testimoni del passato remoto o della nostra gioventù.

Ma soprattutto nella Christmas edition di dicembre ci saranno migliaia di idee regalo raffinate ed originali per stupire, con un presente unico, le persone più care, o per rendere ancora più accogliente la casa in occasione delle feste.

Per la tavola delle occasioni più speciali servizi in porcellana o in argento, centrotavola, calici di cristallo o vetro, tovagliato e tessuti, segnaposto; per la casa addobbi vintage, preziosi dipinti e soprammobili, cornici d'epoca; per la persona gioielli e bigotteria, orologi, foulard, borsette, abbigliamento e ogni genere di collezionismo.

E poi ancora mobili, tappezzeria, specchi, lampade e oggettistica dei secoli XVIII e XIX, come anche opere d’arte del XX secolo e pezzi Industrial style provenienti da vecchie fabbriche e laboratori artigianali dismessi.

C'è davvero un po' di tutto a C'era una volta... Antiquariato, anche in termini di investimento: dall'antiquariato di pregio, con tanto di perizia che ne certifica autenticità e valore, all'oggettino grazioso e nostalgico, alla portata di tutte le tasche.

C'era una volta... Antiquariato è facile da raggiungere, i padiglioni sono interamente al coperto e riscaldati ed è perciò molto accogliente e piacevole da visitare anche nella stagione invernale, al riparo da freddo e pioggia.

All'interno servizi, bar, self-service per una pausa ristoratrice.


L’evento è organizzato da Blu Nautilus con il patrocinio del Comune di Cesena e della Provincia Forlì-Cesena

Info: C’era una volta... Antiquariato

Fiera di Cesena, via Dismano 3845 - Pievesestina di Cesena (FC)

Sabato 14, domenica 15 dicembre 2019 - h. 9/18,30

Ingresso € 3 intero �“ gratuito fino ai 14 anni e dopo i 70. Parcheggio auto gratuito.

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