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Canson Capital Partners Closes First Co-Investment Fund


LONDON, August 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

We are pleased to announce that Canson Capital Partners (York) Co-Investment, SCSp (the "Fund") held its final closing on 13 August 2018 with Aggregate Capital Commitments of just over US$100 million (including sponsor commitment).

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The Fund will co-invest alongside the Blackstone led consortium in the acquisition of a majority stake in the Financial and Risk division of Thomson Reuters, to be known as Refinitiv, a transaction that valued it at approximately US$20 billion.

The Fund was significantly oversubscribed and has a mix of high quality institutional investors, family offices and HNW professional investors.

This is Canson's first co-investment vehicle which demonstrates the validity of Canson's strategy connecting sources of Alternative Capital with unique opportunities to deploy it.

Matteo Canonaco co-founder of Canson Capital Partners said: "We are very excited to be partnering with a group of very high quality investors to create our first merchant banking fund. It is envisaged, and core to our strategy, to co-invest alongside our clients in situations such as the Refinitiv transaction where Canson acted as Lead Financial Adviser to the Blackstone led consortium"

James Simpson co-founder of Canson Capital Partners said: "The closing of the Fund marks a very successful first year for Canson Capital Partners. We have a unique approach in delivering strategic solutions that combines long term independent advice with discrete pools of alternative capital to the benefit of our clients."

About Canson  

Canson Capital Partners (Canson) is a leading Alternative Capital focussed Advisory and Merchant Banking firm. Providing senior advice and principal to principal engagement we seek to connect sources of Alternative Capital with specific opportunities enabling our clients to achieve their long term strategic objectives. Canson Capital Partners is the trading name of Canson Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


PRN: Simon Bartley: Skills Development Is a Tool on the Path Towards the Future Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:38:21 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Simon Bartley: Skills Development Is a Tool on the Path Towards the Future


MOSCOW, August 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The President of WorldSkills International, Simon Bartley, took part in a discussion during the plenary session "Labour productivity: growth factors 2024" within the framework of the business programme of the finals of the 6th WorldSkills Russia 'Young Professionals' National Championship 2018.

In his speech, he stressed that by joining the WorldSkills movement in 2012, Russia has made an important step in improving vocational education and increasing labour productivity.

"Russia has very quickly developed a desire to host the WorldSkills competitions on its territory. And so, in 2019, the international finals will be held in Kazan. I believe this is a bright moment in the development of the WorldSkills movement in Russia. I also consider it very important that it has been officially recognised at the level of the government and the President of the Russian Federation that skills development is an important tool on the path towards a successful future," Mr. Bartley stressed.

He also named three crucial factors which are necessary for labour productivity to be improved, and are of key importance in the development of production.

"The first is the environment in which the training, skills, and research take place. The WorldSkills movement plays a huge role in creating such an environment. At our events, we get the best experience from around the world. There are also employers, entrepreneurs and academics who will take this experience and transfer it further through the educational institutions to the staff of today and the future. Students in colleges, schools and educational institutions are the labour force of tomorrow.  

"The second is entrepreneurship.  All global research, studying the future of the job environment, believes that there will be increasingly more people who will work for themselves, or in small groups - based on the small business principle. Our champions naturally reach out for entrepreneurship. Large businesses also need to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit among their employees. I am convinced that my colleagues from China and Korea have achieved such results, because they contributed to the growth of entrepreneurial consciousness among their employees. 

"And the last is the rights of an employee. The future of a person will only be successful if businesses grant the right and power to their employees to decide for themselves and cease to be just executors of the top down decisions. This is very important - decision-making executed by the employee himself," Simon Bartley listed the key factors of labour productivity.

He also noted that the pace of development of human capital varies in different countries of the world, and this fact must be taken into account in the race of globalisation and the increase of labour productivity.

"In order to be successful in this world, we need to understand and accept the most effective models so that they can be broadcast in real time to other participants," Bartley stated.

After the plenary session, Simon Bartley answered the journalists' questions. During the discussion, he explained that the set of skills included in the WorldSkills list is constantly changing. At the same time, organisers of competitions make attempts to keep a fixed number of them (approx. 50). Once a new skill appears on the list, some other one must be excluded.

"This is an entire system how we identify new skills, how we work with them. First, today, a lot of skills include working with a computer, and so, here, one needs to clearly understand the limits of this or that skill, and this is difficult. Secondly, in our organisation, we have 79 member countries which have different levels of technological development. Therefore, our task is to provide precisely the set of skills that would suit most of these countries. This is also a bit limiting to us," the President of the WorldSkills International announced.

Simon Bartley has been the head of WorldSkills International since 2011. He is also a member of the Institute of Civil Engineers and the City and Guilds of London Institute, and a member of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

PRN: Asia-Pacific's Leading ICT Companies Honored at Frost & Sullivan's 2018 ICT Awards Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:44:37 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Asia-Pacific's Leading ICT Companies Honored at Frost & Sullivan's 2018 ICT Awards


SINGAPORE, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Asia-Pacific's top ICT firms were celebrated at Frost & Sullivan's annual ICT Awards held at the Shangri-La hotel in Singapore earlier this evening.

Arkadin Cloud Communications, Equinix, Huawei and Singtel were amongst the outstanding companies recognized at the gala event, now in its 15th year.

Mr. Ajay Sunder, Vice President, Digital Transformation, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said the ICT awards have continually identified and recognized the best-in-class companies that demonstrated excellence in the ICT sector.

"We realize it is critical to highlight best practices and honor companies that have delivered excellence in the industry. Frost & Sullivan hopes that the recognition will encourage companies to continue their best in growing their business, and spur further achievements as ICT firms to continue to push the boundaries of excellence," he added.

The contenders for the Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific ICT Awards were evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators which include revenue growth, market share and growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy, amongst other category-specific criteria.

For more details on the 2018 Asia-Pacific ICT Awards, please visit or connect with us via social media Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, for the latest news and updates. We also invite you to join the conversation using #ap! ictawards or #FrostAwards.

Frost & Sullivan congratulates all 2018 Asia-Pacific ICT Award Recipients:




 Telecom CEO of the Year


 Enterprise Collaboration Product Line Strategy Leadership Award


 Cloud UCC Platform Provider of the Year (SMB Segment)


 Hybrid IT Service Provider Of The Year


 Data Center Enabling Technology Leadership Award


 Telecoms Tower Company of the Year


 Data Center Services Provider Of the Year


 Video Conferencing Endpoints Market Leadership Award


 Anti-DDoS Vendor of the Year


 End-to-End UCC Service Provider of the Year


 Telco Data Center Services Provider of the Year


 SSL VPN Vendor of the Year


 Managed Cloud Services Provider of the year


 Talent Management Technology Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award


 Managed Cloud Services Competitive Strategy, Innovation & Leadership Award


 Telecom Group of the Year


 Data Center Services Competitive Strategy, Innovation & Leadership Award


 Secure Content Management Vendor of the Year


 BPM Solutions Provider of the Year


 Contact Center Outsourcing  Service Provider of the Year


 Telecom Service Provider of the Year


 Mobile Service Provider of the Year


 Mobile Data Service Provider of the Year


 Cloud Video Collaboration Provider of the Year



Indonesia Data Center Service Provider Of The Year


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Melissa Tan
Corporate Communications â€�“ Asia Pacific
Phone: +65.6890.0926

PRN: Expedia Group To Become Official UEFA Champions League Sponsor Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:28:05 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Expedia Group To Become Official UEFA Champions League Sponsor


Expedia Group kicks off new UEFA Champions League sponsorship at start of 2018-2019 season

BELLEVUE, Washington, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Expedia Group is kicking off an agreement with UEFA to become the Official Travel Partner of the UEFA Champions League. The three-season agreement also includes the UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Youth League Finals and the newly formed UEFA Futsal Champions League Finals until the end of the 2020-2021 season.

Expedia Group's Brand Expedia and will lead the engagement, highlighting the enormous power travel has to connect football fans around the world with Europe's most prestigious club football competition.

Throughout the duration of the sponsorship, Brand Expedia and will deliver a series of brand campaigns and consumer activations to bring the power of travel to life for football fans around the world. The Expedia Group brands will also receive pitch-side placement and television advertising spots during match broadcasts, hospitality events and other exclusive rights as part of the agreement.

Commenting on the agreement, Mark Okerstrom, Expedia Group President and CEO, said: "As the world's travel platform, Expedia Group is excited to be reaching an agreement with the UEFA Champions League, promoting Brand Expedia and There is no better sport than football to bring fans together around the world to follow their dreams of UEFA Champions League glory, and no better way to make that happen than through the power of travel."

Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA Events SA Marketing Director, said: "We are delighted to welcome Expedia Group into the UEFA Champions League partner family. Working with a data driven partner like Expedia Group offers exciting opportunities for us to explore as we look to expand our digital offering. As one of the world's leading travel experts, Expedia Group's experience in this field will be of huge benefit to UEFA and its partners, as we seek to grow the UEFA Champions League around the world."

About Expedia Group
Expedia Group is the world's travel platform. We help knock down the barriers to travel, making it easier, more enjoyable, more attainable and more accessible. We are here to bring the world within reach for customers and partners around the globe. We leverage our platform and technology capabilities across an extensive portfolio of businesses and brands to orchestrate the movement of people and the delivery of travel experiences on both a local and global basis. Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, VRBO®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®,®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions,™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®. For more information, visit

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PRN: RF Power Semiconductors for Wireless Infrastructure Over US$1 Billion for 2018 with GaN Grabbing More Share Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:23:09 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

RF Power Semiconductors for Wireless Infrastructure Over US$1 Billion for 2018 with GaN Grabbing More Share


OYSTER BAY, New York, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RF power semiconductors for wireless infrastructure (for <4GHz and >3W) was over a US$1 billion business for 2018. The segment was essentially revenue flat, but Gallium Nitride (GaN) continues to make inroads into this segment.

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"Gallium Nitride should continue to gain share over the next few years," noted ABI Research Director Lance Wilson. "It bridges the gap between two older technologies, exhibiting the high-frequency performance of Gallium Arsenide combined with the power handling capabilities of Silicon LDMOS. It is now a mainstream technology which has achieved measurable market share and, in the future, will capture a significant part of the market."

The wireless infrastructure sub-segment while representing about two-thirds of total RF power device sales has been anemic recently but is still holding its own.

The eventual deployment of 5G also offers an upside for the wireless Infrastructure segment. The main issue is one of timing on a large-scale rollout. Wilson also added, "the business environment for the RF power semiconductor device business has become more complex with potential trade tariffs, merger and acquisition troubles and other similar issues clouding the market".

These findings are from ABI Research's RF Power Semiconductor Devices for Mobile Wireless Infrastructure report. These reports are part of the company's 5G & 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: 888Casino cambia veste: online il nuovo sito Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:02:01 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

888Casino cambia veste: online il nuovo sito


GIBRALTAR, August 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

888 Casino - operatore leader in tutto il mondo nel settore del gioco online - ha implementato ulteriormente il proprio sito per regalare ai propri utenti un'esperienza di gioco senza precedenti grazie alla nuova piattaforma e un'applicazione web nuove di zecca.

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Al design elegante e a un portfolio giochi ricchissimo - dalle slot ai giochi da tavolo, senza dimenticare i croupier live con cui poter dialogare - si aggiungono anche le partnership con fornitori importanti come NetEnt, e lo studio di sviluppo interno dell'operatore: Section8.

 Un'evoluzione questa che riguarderà l'intero mondo 888, non solo quello italiano, ma tutti i mercati regolamentati, come Danimarca, Svezia e Stati Uniti.

888casino ha rafforzato il suo Live Casino con nuovi giochi di Evolution Gaming. E quando si tratta di tavoli live gli standard offerti sono elevatissimi, con possibilità di scegliere tra blackjack, roulette e poker. I giocatori possono anche accedere all'Elite Lounge per un'esperienza di casinò dal vivo davvero unica.

Anche la tecnologia alla base di 888casino è stata implementata in modo da rendere sia la piattaforma che le applicazioni web ancora più veloci e sicure. Una rivoluzione che comprende anche tutto il "mondo mobile" per offrire un'esperienza coinvolgente e divertente anche a chi gioca su smartphone e tablet.

Guy Cohen, SVP di B2C all'888, ha dichiarato: "888casino è un pioniere per quanto riguarda la tecnologia di gioco online, e questa ultima versione del nostro sito Web è intelligente, sofisticata e all'avanguardia e ci assicura un'esperienza fluida e impeccabile per i nostri Giocatori."

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Virtual Marketing Services (Italia) s.r.l., detentrice del marchio, offre giochi pubblici online e detiene la concessione AAMS n. 15014. La società è di proprietà del gruppo 888 Holdings, quotata allo stock market di Londra, uno dei leader mondiali nei giochi da casinò online. 888 vanta uno dei migliori programmi di "Social Responsibility" e condivide pienamente tutti i principi sul Gioco Responsabile, entrambe materie sulle quali negli anni 888 ha ricevuto numerosi riconoscimenti e certificazioni dalle principali autorità competenti. Sbarca in Italia a luglio del 2011 con l'offerta di giochi da casinò, prima sotto il marchio poi con quello di, cui si aggiunge nel febbraio 2016 il prodotto scommesse con il brand A gennaio 2017 completa l'offerta di gioco con il brand

  • 888holdings è una delle principali società di gioco online in tutto il mondo. Oltre ai servizi B2C rivolti ai giocatori fornisce anche prodotti e tecnologie B2B ad aziende terze.
  • 888poker è uno degli operatori di poker più prestigiosi al mondo: nella prima metà del 2017 la holding ha guadagnato $ 42,5 milioni di entrate con il solo poker.
  • Fondata nel 1997, la società impiega oltre 1.200 persone e offre i suoi prodotti in oltre 60 paesi.
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PRN: ADYOULIKE Native Advertising Receives IAB Gold Standard Accreditation Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:41:28 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

ADYOULIKE Native Advertising Receives IAB Gold Standard Accreditation


LONDON, August 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Native advertising technology company ADYOULIKE has today (15 August, 2018) become the first pure-play native advertising company to receive the Internet Advertising Bureau's (IAB) Gold Standard certification

The Gold Standard initiative was launched in October 2017 as an effort to raise standards across digital advertising. The Gold Standard has three simple aims - to reduce ad fraud, to improve the digital advertising experience and to increase brand safety.

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ADYOULIKE is committed to reducing ad fraud by implementing ads.txt, obtaining JICWEBs DTSH certification for brand safety, and adherence to the IAB's LEAN principles and the Coalition for Better Advertising Standards. The certification confirms that ADYOULIKE native advertising meets the IAB Gold Standard.

By completing the rigorous accreditation process for full IAB Gold Standard certification ADYOULIKE has reinforced its commitment to improving standards across the industry and confirms the company's position as a leader in native advertising best practices.

Commenting, Dale Lovell, Co-Founder, Chief Marketing & Partnerships Officer, says;

"We are proud to be the first native advertising company to meet the IAB Gold Standard criteria and are delighted that ADYOULIKE has completed accreditation for IAB Gold Standard certification. As a business we are fully behind the initiative to improve standards.

"The IAB Gold Standard reinforces what ADYOULIKE as a business has set out to do - deliver non-intrusive, seamless, infeed advertising in a transparent marketplace at programmatic scale. It's great to see the wider industry recognise this and we are confident that native advertising formats will continue to become the dominant digital ad format in the years to come."


ADYOULIKE is the leading global in-feed native advertising platform. Launched in 2011, it is a pioneer in native technology and creating advertising experiences for users that mirror the websites they are visiting. Using its own native supply-side platform (SSP) and native technology platform, the company enables brands to scale native advertising campaigns across premium publishers, while publishers benefit from access to ADYOULIKE's marketplace and leading artificial intelligence technology.

Media Contact:
Jessica Francis, Marketing Manager

PRN: SI Group Rises to the Top 7 Percent for Global Corporate Social Responsibility Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:41:22 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

SI Group Rises to the Top 7 Percent for Global Corporate Social Responsibility


The Company Receives its Third Silver Award from EcoVadis  

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SI Group, a leading global developer and manufacturer of performance additives and intermediates, has received its third silver rating for corporate social responsibility from EcoVadis, an international organization that provides sustainability ratings for global supply chains. SI Group was ranked among the top 7 percent of more than 45,000 worldwide companies assessed by EcoVadis. In 2017, the company ranked among the top 10 percent of more than 30,000 companies, and in 2016 ranked 13 percent of more than 25,000 organizations.

EcoVadis' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scorecards rate suppliers' environmental, ethical, and social practices across 180 commodities and 150 countries. The EcoVadis methodology covers 21 individual criteria across four themes, including: environment; labor & human rights; ethics; and sustainable procurement. The methodology is built on international corporate social responsibility standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact, and the ISO 26000. For more information, visit

"A corporate culture built on a foundation of strong values and an unwavering dedication to social responsibility is essential for the growth and survival of any enterprise; private or public," said Frank Bozich, President & CEO at SI Group. "This rating, and our marked improvement in ranking, is a direct result of our global commitment to solving the world's sustainability challenges through chemistry."

In addition to the EcoVadis rating, SI Group has been a member of the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® program for over 25 years. Responsible Care® is a world-class environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative aimed at improving the health and safety of employees, communities and the environment as a whole, moving the industry toward a safer and more sustainable future.

About SI Group

SI Group is a leading global developer and manufacturer of performance additives and intermediates â€�” solutions that are critical to the quality and performance of countless industrial and consumer goods. Founded in 1906 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York, SI Group operates 20 manufacturing facilities on five continents with more than $1 billion in annual sales, and over 2,800 employees worldwide. In 2018, SI Group received its third silver award for corporate social responsibility by EcoVadis, and is ranked among the top 7 percent of more than 45,000 worldwide companies. SI Group is The Substance Inside. For more information, please visit

Tara Morgan
Media Contact
SI Group, Inc.
+ 1 518-347-4194

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PRN: Research Now SSI Strengthens and Expands Its Solution for Ad Measurement and Effectiveness By Acquiring Audience Verification Capability Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:40:23 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Research Now SSI Strengthens and Expands Its Solution for Ad Measurement and Effectiveness By Acquiring Audience Verification Capability


LONDON, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Research Now SSI, the global leader in digital market research data and data services, has expanded its capabilities in the area of cross-device digital audience verification and validation by acquiring DMA-Institute in a deal with its parent company.  The acquisition strengthens and expands Research Now SSI's ability to provide reliable, actionable insights about the audiences exposed to ads and the resonance of each message.

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The combination of Research Now SSI's extensive collection of data from opted-in individuals across the globe -- one of the world's largest first-party data assets -- with DMA-Institute's audience validation SaaS solution offers brands, advertising and media agencies, market research agencies, and publishers an unparalleled solution.  Permissioned data from actual consumers along with an open, independent platform provides a singular assurance of trustworthy, accurate and unbiased results to optimise advertising effectiveness and ROI.

Based in Amsterdam, DMA-Institute provides fully transparent digital media measurement, relevant audiences and insights through its Enterprise Platform and Performance Analytics Platform.  Its technology allows marketers, advertisers and publishers to measure, validate and optimise for active measurement (research) as well as passive measurement (viewability, reach, audience) across the digital value chain:  online display and video formats, social media advertising, branded content and in-app formats.

DMA-Institute's technology complements and augments Research Now SSI's cross-media ADimension® solution in the digital space.  Linking impressions to individuals based on Research Now SSI's global online panel data, ADimension collects information about digital ad exposure as well as offline exposure, and delivers in-market insights via a dynamic dashboard across key brand metrics. 

The acquisition also gives Research Now SSI access to DMA-Institute's advanced online dashboarding, online performance reporting and business intelligence scorecards.  The dashboards and scorecards provide an instant view of reliable and effective KPI's, metrics and currencies customised by industry and decision-making role.

"Our customers will gain clarity about complex digital data in order to be more strategic," says Gary S. Laben, CEO of Research Now SSI.  "Marketing and advertising are at a major inflection point in the evolution of the industry, moving beyond a focus on aggregating data to the need for more precise and reliable data. Research Now SSI continues our commitment to deliver accurate, trustworthy data, for better performance as well as for more meaningful consumer relationships."

"Connecting our platforms to validate audiences at scale based on Research Now SSI's significant collection of data effectively creates a new global standard for online media measurement, audience verification, and performance validation," says Marcel Vogels, Co-founder of DMA-Institute. 

About Research Now SSI

Research Now SSI is the world's leading global provider of first-party consumer and professional data based on extensive, proprietary market research panels.  Around this core asset of opted-in, managed data, the company has built innovative data services and solutions that bring the voice of the individual to the entire marketing spectrum, from research to marketing to advertising.  Research Now SSI serves more than 5,800 market research agencies, media and advertising agencies, consulting and investment firms, and healthcare and corporate customers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.  For more information about our range of data-driven offerings, go to and

About DMA-Institute

DMA-Institute is a recognised and independent innovator in online media measurement and effect validation. The company's philosophy is to bring full, validated and integrated transparency to sellers and buyers of digital media. DMA-Institute provides online transparency for leading global advertisers, publishers, DSP's, agency groups, research firms and consulting firms. Besides offering automated media and effect measurement, the company also provides professional ad operations, as well as advanced Business Intelligence Scorecarding and Reporting solutions for media and marketing decision makers. The DMA-Institute HQ is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information on DMA-Institute, please go to our website:

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PRN: Gen Z: 5 Public Companies Being Driven by Kids & Their Moms Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:10:32 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Gen Z: 5 Public Companies Being Driven by Kids & Their Moms


PALM BEACH, Florida, August 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsCommentary

If you're used to parents of toddlers asking their kids whether they want to go to the park or the pool, to drink apple juice or water, or to play baseball or soccer, you won't be surprised to hear that parents rely on their children's opinions. Kids, arguably the best salespeople in the world, have incredible influence on their parents' shopping decisions. In many cases a kid's ability to influence a parent outweighs that parent's desire to purchase something for themselves. A study by Millennial Marketing found that kids spend $44 billion a year on themselves and influence another $600 billion in spending by others. Another study found that 52% of three-year-olds and 73% of four-year-olds will ask their parents for a specific brand. The increase in kids' purchasing power and influence has these five c! ompanies poised to benefit from their 'kid-appeal': Disney (NYSE:DIS), Generation NEXT Franchise Brands (OTC:VEND), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Gamestop Corporation (NYSE:GME) and Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS).

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is the world's undisputed media and entertainment giant. Its portfolio of theme parks and resorts, movie studios, television networks, and iconic Disney character merchandise are a child's dream. Disney's $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, which is now nearing the finish line, could further expand its global media platforms as it combines the multibillion dollar X-men and Deadpool franchises into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. New story lines and characters mean big Hollywood productions for kids to drag their mothers and fathers to.

In response to rising global temperatures, Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. (OTCQB:VEND) introduced a frozen yogurt 'eat-o-tainment' kiosk that dispenses seven flavors of frozen yogurt accompanied with six toppings attended only by a robot. These robot serviced, self-contained yogurt shops eliminate the overhead costs of staffing and leasing commercial space, operate 24/7 and even self-clean every 200 orders. The company has $170 million in potential future revenues. Golf legend Phil Mickelson recently took a big swing in this market, with an agreement in place to own and operate 30 San Diego locations because of the response from his children. The company announced an expansion of its IP portfolio filing additional patent applications that extend to additional food and drink products. On August 14, the company announced the addition of best-selling author, marketing an! d educati onal expert Lavaille Lavette to the Board of Directors, who served as the Special Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Rod Paige, U. S. Department of Education, 2001 - 2005.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) is the world's most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. Their portfolio extends far beyond the World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Overwatch as their entertainment network has nearly 500 million monthly active users in 196 countries. On August 14, the company and LÍLLÉbaby partnered to launch a new mother-child apparel line called "Cute But Deadly" inspired by the online role-playing game World of Warcraft. The Cute But Deadly print for mothers carrying infants gives baby wearers who are also World of Warcraft players another fun way to express themselves. The line includes a D-ring for parents who may want to baby wear cosplay at conventions.

Gamestop Corporation (NYSE:GME) is the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer. The company operates 4,816 retail stores across the United States and in fifteen countries worldwide. The company also operates two e-commerce sites, and, and publishes Game Informer magazine, a leading multi-platform video game publication. GameStop Corp. sells new and used video game software, hardware and accessories for next generation video game systems from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. In addition, the company sells PC entertainment software, related accessories and other merchandise. With heatwaves ravishing the country, children are taking to shady air-conditioned televisions where their exercise is more virtual over physical. GameStop is expected to report earnings on August 23rd, 2018.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) is the number one toy maker by market value. Its formidable brand lineup reads like a who's who of toys and games: Sesame Street, Monopoly, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Power Rangers, and many other household names. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. With the 2018 liquidation of Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us, the company's position in this market space has never been better. Toy sales are up 7% to $7.9 billion for the first half of 2018, according to the latest data from The NPD Group.

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PRN: Surescripts Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Revolutionizing E-Prescribing with Prescription Price Transparency and Authorization at the Point of Care Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:10:19 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Surescripts Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for Revolutionizing E-Prescribing with Prescription Price Transparency and Authorization at the Point of Care


SANTA CLARA, California, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the North America electronic prescribing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Surescripts with the 2018 North America New Product Innovation Award for its integrated and streamlined approach to prescription price transparency and electronic prior authorization. This pioneering health information network enables safer and more affordable prescriptions while empowering healthcare professionals with actionable patient intelligence to ensure patient safety and workflow efficiencies. Unlike any other solution, Surescripts end-to-end workflow management capabilities can enhance medication adherence, reduce time delays, and im! prove pre scriber, pharmacist, and patient satisfaction by reducing the administrative hassle associated with "sticker shock" at the pharmacy counter.

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"Leveraging its experience in industry-led collaborative measures, the Surescripts Network Alliance™ includes leading pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), electronic health records (EHRs) providers, pharmacies, clinicians, and health plans," said Nancy Fabozzi, Principal Analyst, Digital Health. "This powerful network allows Surescripts to offer comprehensive patient intelligence at the point of care (POC), without steering prescribers to specific drugs or channels."

Surescripts has found rapid adoption in the electronic prescribing market. In 2014, 94% of pharmacies and 57% of prescribers in the United States utilized e-prescribing on the Surescripts network; in 2017, those numbers increased to 98% of pharmacies and 69% of prescribers. In the same year, Surescripts introduced its Real-Time Prescription Benefit and expanded Electronic Prior Authorization solutions to offer both price transparency and prior authorization at the POC. Surescripts achieved this by employing actionable intelligence that helped optimize prescription benefits and prior authorization capabilities.

"Surescripts is honored to receive the Frost & Sullivan 2018 North America New Product Innovation Award for our innovative approach to price transparency and benefit optimization at the point of care," said Tom Skelton, Chief Executive Officer of Surescripts. "Combined, these solutions deliver on our purpose of increasing patient safety, lowering costs, and improving quality of care for patients and the physicians and pharmacists who care for them."

Organizations such as Allscripts, Aprima Medical Software, Cerner, CVS Health, Epic, and Express Scripts collaborate with Surescripts to provide personalized prescription benefit and pricing information in the EHR. The service is currently available to EHR vendors representing 69% of US physicians, and 65,000 prescribers nationwide are actively utilizing the service today. A rapidly growing number of clinicians will be able to view this information about drug benefits and costs in near real time, which will help them recommend clinically appropriate and affordable therapeutic alternatives. Furthermore, the company's automated authorization workflow allows users to fill out forms within the EHR, delivering unparalleled value to both patients and providers.

"Due to the company's strong relationships with PBMs, EHR vendors, and others across the Surescripts Network Alliance, both the Real-Time Prescription Benefit and Electronic Prior Authorization solutions experienced significant growth. In 2017, Surescripts processed 3.1 million Real-Time Prescription Benefit transactions," noted Fabozzi. "Overall, Surescripts' best-in-class offering is positioned to continue driving the flow of electronic health information among doctors, payers, and pharmacies."

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that develops an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased return on investment (ROI) it gives customers, which in turn, raises customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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Our purpose is to serve the nation with the single most trusted and capable health information network, built to increase patient safety, lower costs, and ensure quality care. Since 2001, Surescripts has led the movement to turn data into actionable intelligence, and convened the Surescripts Network Alliance™ to enhance prescribing, inform care decisions, and advance the healthcare industry. Visit us at and follow us at

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PRN: MRG Applies for Swedish iGaming Licenses Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:59:58 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

MRG Applies for Swedish iGaming Licenses


STOCKHOLM, Aug 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MRG has today handed in its license applications for offering iGaming in Sweden.

MRG is a fast-growing, innovative iGaming Group with operations in 13 markets. MRG has today gaming licenses in Italy, Latvia, Malta, the UK, casino license in Denmark and Sportsbook license in Ireland. In Sweden, MRG's subsidiaries Mr Green Ltd and Evoke Gaming Ltd have applied for licenses. The applications include the iGaming sites Mr Green, Redbet, Vinnarum, Bertil and MamaMiaBingo.

The Swedish rulings have extensive requirements on responsible gaming. Ever since its foundation ten years ago, MRG has focused on responsible gaming and the concept of Green Gaming. Today, Mr Green offers its casino customers a predictive Green Gaming tool. The tool gives the customers opportunities to control their playing and Mr Green can adapt its customer communication to their risk levels.

"Finally, Sweden has become a regulated market", says Per Norman, CEO of MRG. "We are looking forward to continue to offer Swedish customers a superior experience in a Green Gaming environment".

For further information, please contact:

Per Norman, CEO of Mr Green & Co AB, tel. +46 72 230 91 91,    

Åse Lindskog, Director Communications and IR, tel. +46 730 24 48 72,

MRG is a fast-growing, innovative iGaming Group with operations in 13 markets. MRG offers a superior experience in a Green Gaming environment. MRG was founded in 2007 and operates the iGaming sites Mr Green, Redbet,, Winning Room, Bertil, MamaMiaBingo, BingoSjov and BingoSlottet. The Group had a turnover of SEK 1,192.0 million in 2017 and has over 300 employees. MRG has gaming licenses in! Italy, Latvia, Malta, the UK, casino license in Denmark and Sportsbook license in Ireland. MRG is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in the Mid Cap segment under the name Mr Green & Co AB (ticker MRG). Read more at

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PRN: #BackTheBid - RYVL Channelzero and Rugby AU Lead Way for Australia's Bid to Host Women's World Cup 2021 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:42:51 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

#BackTheBid - RYVL Channelzero and Rugby AU Lead Way for Australia's Bid to Host Women's World Cup 2021


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialist creative agency RYVL Channelzero has been selected by Rugby AU to promote its bid to host the Rugby Women's XVs World Cup 2021.

RYVL Channelzero successfully won a competitive pitch with its concept "We're Ready". The idea not only resonates strongly with Rugby AU, the Wallaroos players and fans themselves, but also reflects the readiness of the world class facilities available in the proposed host region â€�“ the Hunter Valley and Newcastle. Campaign hashtags #Ready and #BackTheBid will aim to engage wider support on social media.

The campaign to bring the World Cup to Australia will reflect the grit and determination the Wallaroos showed in the last World Cup. The Wallaroos are equally sweeping past 'old boys club' perceptions in XVs rugby, raising the profile of women's sport as a whole and championing Australia as a world class contender.

Chief Commercial Officer for Rugby Australia, Cameron Murray says:

"Channelzero combined well with the Rugby Australia bid committee and the wider Australian Rugby community to capture the view of our community - we're ready and we want to host the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup!"

"The team's energy and creativity shone through in their work and we're proud to have worked on this project with the Channelzero team."

Belinda Wearne, GM of RYVL Channelzero comments:

"Channelzero, is all about challenging outmoded ways of thinking, so when we got the chance to support Australia's bid for the Women's XVs World Cup, it was a match made in heaven."

"We are proud to help raise the profile of women's XVs, which in turn will elevate the profile of women's sport and inspire young players yet to be discovered. We are looking forward to working shoulder-to-shoulder with the team at Rugby AU and going after the bid with all the challenger spirit the Wallaroos are famous for."

Key next steps in the bid are:

World Rugby will announce the host nation for the 2021 Women's Rugby World Cup in November 2018.

England, France, Australia and New Zealand have all expressed interest in hosting the tournament.



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PRN: Cornelia Samara Appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:46:16 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Cornelia Samara Appointed General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club


SURFSIDE, Florida, August 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club announces Cornelia Samara as General Manager of the legendary property. A true leader in the industry, Samara is an invaluable addition to The Surf Club, bringing decades of experience and knowledge to Surfside, Florida.

This role is her first appointment within the company, however Samara is no stranger to the core values of Four Seasons. While launching her career in hospitality, she often leaned on Four Seasons founder Isadore Sharp's book, Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy, as a source of inspiration. This early influence, coupled with her strong work ethic and passion for people led Samara to great heights.

Samara's career began at a classic Hawaiian beachfront resort and progressed to luxury city hotels across the Continental U.S. It was only a matter of time before she was appointed as General Manager of a new luxury lifestyle property in the heart of Manhattan. Three years later, her leadership was instrumental in opening and running the first nature-inspired luxury-property, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, in her appointment as General Manager.

Regardless of where Samara has found herself through the years, her leadership approach has not wavered. "Hospitality is deeply personal; what your product is made of isn't nearly as important as your ability to leave a lasting impression," she says. "It's being able to take care of and truly connect with each guest in a meaningful way."

Today, Samara comes from New York ready to pen a new chapter at Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club. The iconic oceanfront destination is known for its refined sophistication, chic Italian dining at Le Sirenuse Miami Restaurant and Champagne Bar, world-class Spa, and rich history. With Samara's expert capabilities and breadth of experience, the Hotel team is well positioned to continue to deliver a luxury hospitality experience in the North Miami Beaches that will showcase the utmost level of genuine, personal service-a cornerstone of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts worldwide.

"Cornelia's genuine connection to our core values makes her the perfect fit for this role," says Vince Parrotta, President, Hotel Operations - Americas, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "We are delighted to welcome her to the Four Seasons family and thrilled to see her unwavering dedication to the guest experience shine."

A fan of art and longtime lover of animals, Samara, alongside her Chihuahua Rosie, is thrilled to now call Surfside home and start exploring all that South Florida has to offer.

About Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club 

Open since 2017, Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club offers an experience of unlimited variety, and the highly personalized service that Four Seasons guests value around the world. Recent honors include Condé Nast Traveler and Town & Country's Best New Hotels Around the World. For more information, visit our Press Room or Facebook.

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PRN: GCP Hospitality, a member of Gaw Capital Partners, expands its Australia portfolio by acquiring Bell City mixed-use development in Melbourne Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:33:17 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

GCP Hospitality, a member of Gaw Capital Partners, expands its Australia portfolio by acquiring Bell City mixed-use development in Melbourne


HONG KONG, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Real estate private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners announced the acquisition of Bell City mixed-use development for AUD$157 million in Melbourne's Preston precinct through its funds under management and its hospitality arm, GCP Hospitality.

Bell City, located just 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport and the CBD, consists of two hotels totaling 844 guestrooms under the Mantra and BreakFree brands, a conference complex, commercial tenancies, a 600-space car park and serviced offices.

In response to the growing popularity of community living, GCP Hospitality will work to incorporate a 'co-living' concept with vibrant social areas, a co-working hub, a state-of-the-art fitness center, in-vogue restaurants and bars, and an outdoor pool. Moreover, the Group will roll-out its modern student shared accommodation brand: Campus.

Kenneth Gaw, President and Managing Principal of Gaw Capital Partners, said, "We are excited about the opportunities this acquisition presents. In addition to giving us a foothold in the Melbourne market, this major hospitality asset will allow us to effectively roll out multiple concepts within the same project. After this acquisition, we look forward to further expansion opportunities in the Australia market."

Christophe Vielle, CEO & Co-Founder of GCP Hospitality, said, "We are delighted to expand our footprint in Australia with this new acquisition. The increasing demand for modern community living concepts will allow us to introduce within Bell City an in mode 'co-living' concept as well as roll-out our student shared accommodation concept -- Campus -- which has been successfully launched in Hong Kong and is due to open in Perth's city center in January 2019."

About GCP Hospitality

GCP Hospitality runs over 39 properties with 7,450 keys worldwide with an enviable reputation in the hospitality industry for providing hotel management, asset management, and business development services of the highest standard. GCP Hospitality's expertise has a global reach, with regional offices in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Perth, San Francisco, Singapore and Yangon. Current brands include Hotels G, The Strand Hotel & Cruise, Campus Co-Living Hubs, Hospes Hotels (JV in Spain) and Journal Hotels (JV in USA). GCP Hospitality is the hospitality arm of Gaw Capital Partners, a private equity fund management company focusing on adding strategic value to under-utilized properties in the global market.


PRN: UNStudio's Design Selected for the Southbank by Beulah in Melbourne Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:19:10 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

UNStudio's Design Selected for the Southbank by Beulah in Melbourne


AMSTERDAM, August 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

From designs submitted by six of the world's leading architecture firms for their latest development in the heart of Melbourne, Beulah International today announced that UNStudio's proposal has been selected as the winning design.

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The other shortlisted teams were BIG, Coop Himmelb(l)au, MAD, MVRDV and OMA.

Ben van Berkel: "We are truly delighted that our design has been selected as the winning proposal for this very exciting project! For our proposal to be selected by Beulah - such a forward-focussed developer - and from entries by such an exceptional group of our peers is a true honour. From the outset we worked with a fantastic team of cultural placemakers, sustainability consultants, landscape designers, artists and engineers to achieve a fully integrated design. This truly is a great result for everybody involved!"

Green Spine 

UNStudio's design proposal for Southbank by Beulah is integrally organised by one Big Detail: a 'Green Spine' of vertically networked platforms, terraces and verandas. This multifaceted spine is created by the splitting open of the potential single mass at its core, thereby forming two separate high rise structures and causing them to reveal the almost geological strata of their core layers.

In addition to providing the towers with a twisting, sculptural silhouette, the Green Spine is an architectural element that incorporates a multitude of functions in one fluid gesture. It extends the Southbank Boulevard and the public realm upwards and acts as the key organisational element of the building with respect to programme, culture, landscape and sustainability. In addition to housing a variety of amenities, all programmes are linked to the Green Spine.

A host of programmes, including recreation, retail, offices, residential, hotel and exhibition spaces are integrated into the vertically stepped public infrastructure - an infrastructure that is formed by indoor-outdoor spatial frames that embed nature, public space and culture.

UNStudio's proposal was motivated by the concepts of togetherness joint ownership and open access for local residents and the wider community. The mixed-use podium was therefore created to not only be accessible and tailored to the users of the building, but also for the people of - and visitors to - Melbourne. To this end, the podium and its public rooftop park are reserved for public use.

PRN: CRU: How Food Stockpiling for Brexit could Cast Tinplate as a Winner Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:40:11 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

CRU: How Food Stockpiling for Brexit could Cast Tinplate as a Winner


LONDON, Aug 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

As has been discussed in the media of late, if the UK were to start stockpiling food ahead of Brexit, there could be a material upside to tinplate demand.

How food stockpiling for Brexit could cast tinplate as a winner


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Recent media coverage in the UK has included speculation that its population might want to consider or is indeed already actively considering stockpiling food ahead of the Brexit date of 29 March 2019. This is because of the possibility of disruption to food supplies that could result from a change in customs procedures. UK government statistics show that the country imports a significant amount of food, especially fruit, vegetables and meat, and that 30% of all food consumed in the UK in 2016 was imported from the EU.

Setting aside for a moment the ridiculousness of a developed country in the 21st century potentially looking to behave in this way, there is a semi-serious steel-related angle to this. How does one stockpile food? 29 March is still many months away, so storage of fresh items is impossible. Frozen, dried or canned goods are the likely practical options. And cans are the obvious long shelf-life items that can be easily kept at the back of the cupboard for later use, perhaps later emergency use.

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CRU offers unrivalled business intelligence on the global metals, mining and fertilizer industries through market analysis, price assessments, consultancy and events.

Since our foundation by Robert Perlman in 1969, we have consistently invested in primary research and robust methodologies, and developed expert teams in key locations worldwide, including in hard-to-reach markets such as China.

CRU employs over 260 experts and has more than 10 offices around the world, in Europe, the Americas, China, Asia and Australia â€�“ our office in Beijing opened in 2004.

When facing critical business decisions, you can rely on our first-hand knowledge to give you a complete view of a commodity market. And you can engage with our experts directly, for the full picture and a personalised response.

CRU â€�“ big enough to deliver a high-quality service, small enough to care about all of our customers.

PRN: Electrolux Invests in and Partners With Food Waste Startup Karma Wed, 15 Aug 2018 06:03:57 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Electrolux Invests in and Partners With Food Waste Startup Karma


STOCKHOLM, Aug 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Electrolux today announced it is investing in Sweden-based Karma, a leading startup that helps restaurants and supermarkets reduce food waste by selling unsold food to consumers. The investment is part of a wider USD 12 million round with other investors. Electrolux and Karma are also initiating a strategic partnership to explore common solutions in reducing food waste.

The new partnership with Karma will explore new innovative solutions within the future of food and help to scale up the fight against food waste. The partnership will combine Electrolux expertise within appliances and food preservation with Karma's digital platform and expertise within sharing economy.

"We are committed to drive a positive change and we know that the best way to do this is by working together with others who share our ambition. Electrolux is continuously exploring solutions that drives a better and more sustainable living and we're excited to support Karma", said Jonas Samuelson, President and CEO of Electrolux.

Reducing food waste is an important target in Electrolux sustainability framework with the goal to inspire better food consumption among consumers and professionals.

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"As a world leader in appliances, Electrolux is working closely with Karma to help alleviate the global problem of food waste. We're impressed with Karma's innovative digital business model particularly as everyone wins: both the food seller and buyer but importantly also the environment", said Marty Carroll, Vice President Digital Marketing at Electrolux.

The USD 12 million round announced today was led by the Swedish investment firm Kinnevik. It also includes Bessemer, a U.S. venture capital firm, as well as other existing investors in Karma including the global venture capital firm  

About Karma

Karma is a marketplace that allows restaurants and grocery stores to reduce food waste by selling unsold food at a discount direct to consumers, who pick up the food on location. Since its launch in November 2016, Karma has expanded to help over 1500 restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, cafes and bakeries reduce food waste by selling their surplus to 350000 Karma users. Karma will use the new funding to continue to develop their product range, especially within supermarkets, and to expand to new markets, starting with Europe. For more info about Karma, please visit:


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PRN: OneTrust Launches PrivacyTECH - The Leading Event for Privacy Technology Wed, 15 Aug 2018 05:40:15 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

OneTrust Launches PrivacyTECH - The Leading Event for Privacy Technology


Register today for OneTrust PrivacyTECH, 8-10 October in London

LONDON, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OneTrust, the global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance with 1,500 customers today opened registration for its global user conference, PrivacyTECH 2018 taking place 8-10 October at Hotel Novotel London West. PrivacyTECH will bring together 500+ industry leaders annually to breakdown the latest technology innovations driving global privacy compliance.

Register today and unlock early bird discounted prices! 

OneTrust PrivacyTECH is the largest industry user conference focused on technology for privacy practitioners. Attendees will discover new compliance tools and technologies, exchange operational best practices with industry peers and gain the skills required to implement OneTrust in practice to build a scalable privacy programme for GDPR, local member state derogations, ePrivacy, California CCPA and other global privacy regulations.

OneTrust PrivacyTECH keynotes, breakout sessions and hands-on workshops are highly practical, helping both privacy and security professionals understand industry best practices, learn lessons and operational tips to effectively implement a privacy program using technology platforms, along with providing support to the people and processes aligned to the overall privacy and security program. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry peers who have undergone audits from various regulators under GDPR, as well as organisations that have successfully scaled program demands to meet complex global privacy frameworks.

OneTrust PrivacyTECH will feature:

  • Three action-packed days of keynotes, in-depth technology sessions, privacy expo and networking events covering the EU's GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act and other global privacy regulations
  • 500+ privacy and security practitioners, 40+ educational sessions and in-person meetings with OneTrust privacy experts
  • Optional OneTrust Certification workshops on day three to deepen your understanding of the OneTrust technology and earn OneTrust Certifications

Register today to unlock early bird rates for PrivacyTECH 2018.

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PRN: Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays' New Interactive Tool Inspires Holidaymakers to Discover Their Dream Road Trip Wed, 15 Aug 2018 04:40:14 +0200 PR Newswire Turismo PR Newswire Turismo

Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays' New Interactive Tool Inspires Holidaymakers to Discover Their Dream Road Trip

Motorhome ownership rises by more than 60% over the last four years, as more people than ever before are spending time and money abroad


LONDON, Aug. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

  • The National Caravan Council has seen motorhome ownership increase by 61% since 2014
  • The Camping and Caravanning Club has seen ownership of campervans and motorhomes significantly increase over the last four years
  • UK residents spent £44.8 billion on visits overseas in 2017, which was 2% more than in 2016
  • 72.8 million visits overseas by UK residents in 2017, an increase of 3% when compared to 2016

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The National Caravan Council has seen motorhome ownership rise by 61% over the past four years. And new insight from Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays (which is operated by The Camping and Caravanning Club) has seen the number of Club members aged 60 and over, who own a campervan or motorhome, significantly increase since 2014.

To mark this growing trend, Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays has launched a web-based destination decision maker called 'Where Will the Road Take You?' to help motorhomers tailor an inspirational holiday based on individual preferences, making the process of choosing an overseas motorhome touring destination exciting, quick and simple.

The launch coincides with the growing trend of UK residents spending more time and money abroad than ever before, which means it's never been more important to select your ideal holiday destination. In 2017, the Office of National Statistics reported UK residents spent £44.8 billion on visits overseas, which is a 2% increase compared to the previous year. There were also 72.8 million visits overseas by UK residents in 2017, an increase of 3% compared to 2016.

In just four clicks, holidaymakers are inspired with a range of handy planning information, such as the cost of fuel in the selected country, a local phrasebook and recommended routes to help create a tailor-made tour courtesy of Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays.

And no tour would be complete without a playlist that brings together traditional music and local favourites. The destination decision maker includes bespoke Spotify playlists that can be enjoyed on the road.

Richard Grimsdale, Travel Services Director at Worldwide Motorhoming Holidays, said: "We have created something special to inspire our customers in the planning and preparation of a holiday of a lifetime. Our interactive destination decision maker helps our customers choose a motorhome touring destination specifically tailored to their preferences and personality." 

He added: "Data shows a significant increase in motorhome ownership among our members over the last four years. The appetite for the adventure, exploration and the freedom that motorhoming holidays offer is clear. Our unique destination decision maker helps our customers to pick the most ideally suited destinations that match their individual tastes and preferences."

Holidaymakers can explore countries, activities and prepare for a trip of a lifetime at