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AMITYVILLE,NY-, Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Iconic Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK: ICNB) is pleased to announce the addition of Romano Beverage for Distribution in the Illinois market. The Romano Beverage company are icons in the Alcohol Beverage business.The company is pleased with the additional placements of both Bellissima Prosecco and Bella Sprizz at Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse in the Chicago area, www.garfieldsbeverage.com. The company is also pleased to announce that Bella Sprizz Aperitif and Bella Elderflower Aperitif will now be available alongside Bellissima at Binny’s Beverage Depot, which is the largest independent retailer in the state, www.binnys.com.
The company is also extremely pleased to report that it has secured placements in Wegmans, www.wegmans.com. The company expects product on the shelf at Wegmans later this month. The initial placements will be for Bellissima Zero Sugar and Bellissima DOC Brut. Wegmans is a top supermarket chain with close to 100 locations across six states. Bellissima will be available in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
Mr. Richard DeCicco commented, “I am excited to have Romano Beverage handling distribution in the key market of Illinois. The Romano family has made a name for themselves in this market with unrivaled service and performance. I am also pleased with the initial market acceptance to our new Bella Sprizz line of Classic Italian Aperitifs including Elderflower. Both products are imported from Italy. I truly believe we have put out a superior product that is offered to consumers at an unrivaled price in this category.”
*About Iconic Brands, Inc.*
Iconic Brands Inc. ("Iconic") is a beverage company with the highest expertise of developing, from inception to completion, alcoholic beverages for itself and third parties. Iconic Brands markets and places products into national distribution through long standing industry relationships. Iconic is also a leader in "Celebrity Branding" of beverages, procuring superior and unique products from around the world and branding its products with internationally recognized celebrities. Currently offering Bivi Vodka, www.BiviVodka.comand Bellissima Prosecco, www.BellissimaProsecco.com.
Please visit our website and follow us on twitter @BellissimabyCB and on Instagram @BellissimaProsecco: View Christie’s appearance schedule which we will continue to update, and great new recipes; www.bellissimaprosecco.com
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Lynne Sherriff MW and Daniele Cernilli will lead the cohort of 80+ judges for 5StarWines 2019 the international wine selection organised by Veronafiere and Vinitaly that will take place in Verona, Italy, from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2019. Sherriff and Cernilli—respectively former Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine and one of the founders of iconic Italian food and wine guide Gambero Rosso—will lend their decades-long expertise to evaluate wines coming from all over the world.
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5StarWines is the annual selection of wines organized by Veronafiere and Vinitaly and held in Veronafiere’s exhibition center in the lead up to Vinitaly, the largest Italian wine fair in the world. At its third edition, this three-day blind tasting will select wines for the new edition of the wine guide 5StarWines – the Book. The guide puts a spotlight on the continuous efforts made by wineries that invest in the improvement of their products and are interested in gaining international visibility. A significant part of 5StarWines – the Book lies with the international panel of judges made up of highly qualified international experts, sommeliers, and influential wine journalists with a wide array of qualifications such as Master of Wine (MW) and Master of Sommelier (MS).
In 2019 the 5StarWines grand tasting will be chaired by Senior General Chairman Lynne Sherriff MW. Originally from South Africa, Sherriff became an MW in 1993 and was chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine from 2010 to 2012. She was nominated as one of the 50 most influential people in the world of wine by Wine Intelligence UK. She currently works as an educator and independent wine consultant, specializing in production, blending, and marketing, with a focus on Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Sherriff is not the only important addition to the panel of judges. For the first time since its inception, 5StarWines 2019 will include an Italian General Chairman, the internationally-renowned wine critic Daniele Cernilli. Cernilli was one of the founders of food and wine media outlet Gambero Rosso and the editor of Gambero Rosso’s Guida dei Vini d’Italia for 24 years. During his long career, he has tasted, evaluated, and classified roughly 150,000 wines. He also invented the famous “Tre Bicchieri” classification system. Most recently, he has created the web magazine DoctorWine that has rapidly become one of the most prominent magazines of the wine world.
Both Sherriff and Cernilli’s reputation, expertise, and guidance will ensure that 5StarWines will be a momentous event once again, an international tasting where the quality of well-established wines will be restated and the value of lesser-known brands discovered and acknowledged. Other international wine judges that have been confirmed as General Chairmen for the 2019 edition are: Robert Joseph (Editor-at-large at Meininger’s Wine Business International and founder of the International Wine Challenge, one of the most influential wine selections in the UK); Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW (Master of Wine and Vinitaly International Academy’s Italian Wine Ambassador); Bernard Burtschy (wine columnist at Le Figaro). Finally, Monty Waldin (biodynamic wine writer, journalist at Decanter, and Italian Wine Podcast host) has been confirmed as the Panel Chairman for Wine Without Walls, the selection of 5StarWines dedicated to biodynamic and organic wines.
Stevie Kim, Managing Director of Vinitaly International, comments on the appointments: “Our panel of judges is predominantly international because we want Italian wine producers to sell their wines abroad. We want to appeal to an international palate, so this goal only becomes achievable when our wines are tasted by international experts. I am looking forward to working with Lynne Sherriff MW, whose international stand and immense expertise in assessing wines is well-known. In addition, we also felt it was time for 5StarWines to embrace an Italian General Chairman. For this reason, we are grateful to Italian wine critic Daniele Cernilli for accepting this challenge. We are also incredibly grateful for the returning General Chairmen Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW, Bernard Burtschy, Robert Joseph, and Monty Waldin which will assure the continuity from the previous editions”
The 5StarWines 2019 online registration is now open for all wineries and features early-bird fees, with a 15% discount. It is therefore a timely opportunity for producers to enroll at reduced price in order to have their wines evaluated by top judges from around the world.
The grand Vinitaly 2019 will be held from April 7th to the 10th. Every year, Vinitaly counts more than 4,000 exhibitors on a 100,000+ square meter area and 130,000 visitors from over 140 different countries with more than 30,000 top international buyers. The premier event to Vinitaly, OperaWine “Finest Italian Wines: 100 Great Producers,” which will be held on the 6th of April, one day prior to Vinitaly will unite international wine professionals in the heart of Verona, offering them the unique opportunity to discover and taste the wines of the 100 Best Italian Producers, as selected by Wine Spectator. Since 1998 Vinitaly International travels to several countries such as Russia, China, USA and Hong Kong thanks to its strategic arm abroad, Vinitaly International. In February 2014 Vinitaly International launched an educational project, the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) with the aim of divulging and broadcasting the excellence and diversity of Italian wine around the globe. VIA this year launched the seventh edition of its Certification Course and today counts 151 Italian Wine Ambassadors and 11 Italian Wine Experts. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.
Dublin, Oct. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Water Sports Equipment Market Outlook to 2022 - By Major Water Sports (Surfing, Scuba Diving, Jet Skiing, Snorkeling, Kiteboarding, Canoeing and Kayaking, Rafting and Parasailing), By Regions (Americas, Europe, APAC and MEA)" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.Global Water Sports Equipment Market Outlook to 2022 - By Major Water Sports (Surfing, Scuba Diving, Jet Skiing, Snorkeling, Kiteboarding, Canoeing and Kayaking, Rafting and Parasailing), By Regions (Americas, Europe, APAC and MEA) provides an extensive analysis of global water sports equipment market.The report covers market size on the basis of consumer expenditure, value chain analysis and market segmentation by major water sports (surfing, scuba diving, jet skiing, snorkeling, kiteboarding, canoeing and kayaking, rafting and parasailing), by regions (Americas, Europe, APAC and MEA), by countries (US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, brazil, UK and others), by gender (male and female) and by age (18-30 years, 31-50 years, under 18 years and above 50 years).
The report also includes the snapshot of surfing, scuba diving, jet skiing, snorkeling, kiteboarding, canoeing and kayaking, rafting and parasailing equipment markets in great detailing depicting market size, market segmentation, market share, company profiles of major players and future market analysis for each sport.
The report provides detailed overview on the geographical presence, distribution channels, best selling equipments, consumer preferences, country dominance, strength & weaknesses and government regulation pertaining at individual sport-equipment market and for the global market. Company profiles on Quiksilver, O'NEILL, Aqua Lung International, Johnson Outdoors, SEA-DOO, Dongguan Eyson Lifesaving Equipment, Seavenger, Tabata Co. Ltd, Cabrinha, Naish International, BIC Sport and various other prominent players have been covered extensively.
The report facilitate the reader with the identification and in-depth analysis of the existing & future trends and issues that impacts the industry and has anticipated growth in the future depending upon changing industry dynamics. The report is useful for water sports equipment manufacturers, distributors, specialty sporting goods stores, department stores, e-commerce portals, customers and other stakeholders to plan their market centric strategies in accordance with the ongoing and expected trends in the future.
*Global Water Sports Equipments Market Overview*
The global water sports equipment market has showcased a substantial growth during the review period 2012-2017 at a CAGR close to 5% in terms of consumer expenditure. The market growth was supported by the factors like increasing number of water sport facilities, technological advancements in the products manufactured and growing interest among people for recreational activities and soft adventure sports. In various countries, several initiatives are being undertaken to promote the growth and expansion of water-sports facilities in order to advance water-sports infrastructure. For instance, countries such as UK, France and Germany in Europe have been increasingly coming up with initiatives that are aimed at strengthening the water sports industry. On a whole, the global consumer expenditure incurred on water sports equipments has expanded significantly by the end of 2017.
By Major Water Sports: In terms of consumer expenditure, the market was dominated by the sale of surfing equipments. Major factors that have driven growth in the surfing equipment market are the increasing interest among people in surfing as a lifestyle sport, easy access to the sport through surf-park and pools, natural and artificial. Surfing equipment segment has been followed by scuba diving equipments, Jet skiing, snorkeling, kiteboarding, canoeing & kayaking, rafting and parasailing equipment markets respectively.
*By Region:* Americas accounted for the largest share in 2017. Water sports activities are a part of the lifestyle in this region, especially in the US. The US represents the largest contributor to the market revenue from this region followed by Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. Europe accounted for the second largest share in the global water sports equipment market in 2017. The presence of large number of outdoor sports enthusiasts and water sporting sites across Europe make it the second-largest revenue contributor to the global water sports equipment market. APAC is one of the fastest-growing regions in 2017. Middle East and Africa accounted for the lowest share in the market.
*By Countries:* In the year 2017, US accounted for the major share in the global water sports equipment market in terms of consumer expenditure. The country has a presence of large number of water sports facilities and water sports enthusiasts which has primarily supplemented market growth. Water sports equipment market is at a growing stage in the country. US has been followed by Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Brazil, UK and rest of the world in 2017 respectively. Countries such as India, Japan, Brazil, Thailand, UAE, South Africa, China, Singapore, Scotland, Italy and others are in their emerging market stages.
*By Gender:* The global water sports equipment market was dominated by the participation from the male segment in 2017. Female participants have contributed a significant yet lower share in the global water sports equipment market however; their participation rate has been anticipated to rise with increase in water-sports popularity and health-benefits.
*By Age:* The contribution to the water sports equipment market by age depends on the participation rates and the purchase of equipments by each age group. The global water sports equipment market is dominated by the people aged between 18 years and 30 years followed by age group between 31-50 years, under 18 years held a third highest percentage and above 50 years group has accounted for the lowest share in 2017.*Key Topics Covered:*
1. Executive Summary
3. Global Water Sports Equipment Market Value Chain
4. Global Water Sports Equipment Market Size, 2012-2017
5. Global Water Sports Equipment Market Segmentation, 2017
6. Snapshot On Global Surfing Equipment Market, 2012-2022E
7. Snapshot On Global Scuba Diving Equipment Market, 2012-2022E
8. Snapshot On Global Jet Ski Equipment Market, 2012-2022E
9. Snapshot On Global Snorkeling Equipment Market, 2012-2022
10. Snapshot On Global Kiteboarding Equipment Market, 2012-2022E
11. Snapshot On Global Canoeing & Kayaking Equipment Market, 2012-2022E
12. Snapshot On Global Rafting Equipment Market, 2012-2022
13. Snapshot On Global Parasailing Equipment Market, 2012-2022E
14. Trade Scenario In Global Water Sports Equipment Market, 2016
15. Swot Analysis Of Water Sports Equipment Market
16. Growth Drivers In Global Water Sports Equipment Market
17. Challenges In Global Water Sports Equipment Market
18. Government Regulations In Global Water Sports Equipment Market
19. Comparative Analysis Of Major Countries In Global Water Sports Equipment Market, 2017
20. Competitive Landscape In Global Water Sports Market
21. Global Water Sports Equipment Market Future Outlook And Projections, 2018E-2022E
22. Analyst Recommendations
23. Macro Economic Variables Impacting The Global Water Sports Equipment Market
* Companies Mentioned *· Academy Sport & Outdoors
· American Underwater Products
· Apollo Sports
· Aqua Lung International
· Beuchat International
· Billabong International
· Body Glove International
· Cressi Sub
· Custom Chutes
· Dick's sporting goods
· Gul Watersports
· Johnson Outdoors
· Kawasaki Motors
· Malibu Kayaks and Aqua Marina
· Naish International
· North Kiteboarding
· Ocean Kayak
· Sherwood Scuba
· Switch Kites
· Waterbird Parasails
· Wing Inflatables
· Yamaha Motors
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TECHNOPOLIS PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE October 12, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EEST
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*Final Result of the Tender Offer by Kildare Nordic Acquisitions S.à r.l. for All the Shares in Technopolis Plc and the Commencement of the Subsequent Offer Period*
Kildare Nordic Acquisitions S.à r.l. (the ”*Offeror*”) commenced a voluntary public cash tender offer to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares in Technopolis Plc (“*Technopolis*”) which are not held by Technopolis or its subsidiaries (the “*Shares*”) (the “*Tender Offer*”) on September 7, 2018. The offer period of the Tender Offer expired on October 10, 2018.
Technopolis has today received the following notice from the Offeror:
According to the final result of the Tender Offer, the Shares tendered in the Tender Offer, together with the total of 6,535,363 Shares acquired by the Offeror through market purchases, represent approximately 93.12 percent of all the Shares and votes in Technopolis (excluding the treasury shares held by Technopolis).
According to the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, the completion of the Tender Offer is subject to a condition that the Tender Offer has been validly accepted with respect to Shares representing, together with the Shares otherwise held by the Offeror, on a fully diluted basis, more than 90 percent of the Shares and voting rights in Technopolis (the “*Minimum Tender Acceptance Condition*”). Since the number of Shares validly tendered in the Tender Offer, together with the Shares otherwise held by the Offeror, exceeds the Minimum Tender Acceptance Condition, the condition to completion of the Tender Offer concerning the Minimum Tender Acceptance Condition has been fulfilled.
As announced by the Offeror on October 2, 2018, the Offeror received clearance for the completion of the Tender Offer from the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation. Since the Offeror is not aware of any other approvals, permits, consents, clearances or other actions by any competition authorities or other regulatory authorities that are necessary to complete the Tender Offer, the condition to completion of the Tender Offer concerning the receipt of necessary approvals from competition authorities or other regulatory authorities has been fulfilled.
As all conditions to completion of the Tender Offer have been fulfilled, the Offeror will complete the Tender Offer in accordance with its terms and conditions. The offer price will be paid on or about October 16, 2018 to the shareholders who have validly accepted the Tender Offer in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer (the “*Tendering Shareholders*”). The actual time of receipt of the payment by Tendering Shareholders will depend on the time required to process the onward payment by financial institutions.
In order to provide the remaining shareholders the possibility to still accept the Tender Offer, the Offeror has decided to open a subsequent offer period in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer (the “*Subsequent Offer Period*”). The Subsequent Offer Period will commence on October 16, 2018 and expire on October 30, 2018. During the Subsequent Offer Period, the Tender Offer can be accepted in accordance with the acceptance procedure described in the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer. The acceptance will be binding and cannot be withdrawn. Further instructions can be obtained from any branch office of Nordea Bank Abp or, if shareholders are U.S. residents or located within the United States, they may contact their brokers for the necessary information. Please note, however, that Nordea Bank Abp will not be engaging in communications relating to the Tender Offer with shareholders located within the United States.
The Offeror will announce the preliminary percentage of the Shares validly tendered during the Subsequent Offer Period on or about October 31, 2018 and the final percentage on or about November 1, 2018. The offer price for the Shares validly tendered during the Subsequent Offer Period will be paid to the shareholders on or about November 5, 2018 in accordance with the payment procedures described in the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer.
The Offeror intends to acquire all the Shares in Technopolis. The Offeror’s holdings in Technopolis will exceed nine-tenths (9/10) of the Shares and votes in Technopolis upon the settlement of the trades regarding the Shares already tendered in the Tender Offer. The Offeror will thereafter initiate redemption proceedings to redeem the remaining Shares in accordance with the Finnish Companies Act.
The Offeror may continue to acquire Technopolis shares in the public trading on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange or otherwise, including after the completion of the Tender Offer, at a price not exceeding the offer price of EUR 4.65 per share.
Juha Laaksonen, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Contacts: Minna Karttunen, Head of IR, tel: +358 40 513 3225
Keith Silverang, CEO, tel: +358 40 566 7785
Emer Finnan, Partner, tel. +44 (0)207 045 3100
Matti Saarinen, Senior Partner, tel. +358 40 505 0667
*Kildare Partners in brief:*
Kildare Partners is a real estate investment firm, founded in 2013, that has raised over EUR 3.5 billion of discretionary equity capital commitments from an institutional group of investors, which includes pension funds, endowment funds and sovereign wealth funds. Since its inception, Kildare Partners has acquired circa EUR 4.4 billion of real estate assets across the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Norway, France, Portugal and Belgium.
*Technopolis in brief:*
Technopolis is a shared workspace expert. It provides efficient and flexible offices, coworking spaces and everything that goes with them. Technopolis’ services run from designing the workspace to reception, meeting solutions, restaurants and cleaning. Technopolis is obsessed with customer satisfaction and value creation. Its 17 campuses host 1,600 companies with 50,000 employees in six countries within the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. Technopolis Plc (TPS1V) is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.technopolis.fi/en
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THE TENDER OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE, AND THE TECHNOPOLIS SHARES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PURCHASE FROM OR ON BEHALF OF PERSONS, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE MAKING OR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH TENDER OFFER WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS. WHEN PUBLISHED, THE TENDER OFFER DOCUMENT AND RELATED ACCEPTANCE FORMS WILL NOT AND MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED, FORWARDED OR TRANSMITTED INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS OR REGULATIONS. IN PARTICULAR, THE TENDER OFFER IS NOT BEING MADE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO, (INCLUDING BY USE OF, OR BY ANY MEANS OR INSTRUMENTALITY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION E-MAIL, POST, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION, TELEPHONE OR INTERNET, OF INTERSTATE OR FOREIGN COMMERCE, OR ANY FACILITIES OF A NATIONAL SECURITIES EXCHANGE) AUSTRALIA, CANADA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, NEW ZEALAND OR SOUTH AFRICA. ANY PURPORTED ACCEPTANCE OF THE TENDER OFFER RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM A VIOLATION OF THESE RESTRICTIONS WILL BE INVALID.
*Notice to Shareholders in the United States*
U.S. shareholders are advised that the shares in Technopolis are not listed on a U.S. securities exchange and that Technopolis is not subject to the periodic reporting requirements of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “*Exchange Act*”), and is not required to, and does not, file any reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “*SEC*”) thereunder. The Tender Offer is made to Technopolis’ shareholders resident in the United States on the same terms and conditions as those made to all other shareholders of Technopolis to whom an offer is made. Any information documents, including the tender offer document, are being disseminated to U.S. shareholders on a basis comparable to the method that such documents are provided to Technopolis’ other shareholders.
The Tender Offer is made for the issued and outstanding shares in Technopolis, a Finnish company. Information distributed in connection with the Tender Offer is subject to disclosure requirements of Finland, which are different from those of the United States. The financial statements and financial information included in this stock exchange release or in the tender offer document have been prepared in accordance with applicable accounting standards in Finland, which may not be comparable to the financial statements or financial information of U.S. companies.
It may be difficult for Technopolis’ shareholders to enforce their rights and any claim they may have arising under the federal securities laws, since the Offeror and Technopolis are located in non-U.S. jurisdictions, and some or all of their respective officers and directors may be residents of non-U.S. jurisdictions. Technopolis’ shareholders may not be able to sue the Offeror or Technopolis or their respective officers or directors in a non-U.S. court for violations of the U.S. securities laws. It may be difficult to compel the Offeror and Technopolis and their respective affiliates to subject themselves to a U.S. court’s judgment.
The Tender Offer is made in the United States pursuant to Section 14(e) and Regulation 14E under the Exchange Act as a “Tier II” tender offer, and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of Finnish law. Accordingly, the Tender Offer will be subject to disclosure and other procedural requirements, including with respect to withdrawal rights, offer timetable, settlement procedures and timing of payments that are different from those applicable under U.S. domestic tender offer procedures and law.
To the extent permissible under applicable law or regulations, the Offeror and its affiliates or brokers (acting as agents for the Offeror or its affiliates, as applicable) may from time to time, and other than pursuant to the Tender Offer, directly or indirectly, purchase or arrange to purchase, Technopolis shares or any securities that are convertible into, exchangeable for or exercisable for such Technopolis shares. To the extent information about such purchases or arrangements to purchase is made public in Finland, such information will be disclosed by means of a press release or other means reasonably calculated to inform U.S. shareholders of Technopolis of such information. In addition, the financial advisers to the Offeror may also engage in ordinary course trading activities in securities of Technopolis, which may include purchases or arrangements to purchase such securities.
The receipt of cash pursuant to the Tender Offer by a U.S. shareholder may be a taxable transaction for U.S. federal income tax purposes and under applicable U.S. state and local, as well as foreign and other, tax laws. Each shareholder is urged to consult its independent professional adviser immediately regarding the tax consequences of accepting the Tender Offer.
Neither the SEC nor any U.S. state securities commission has approved or disapproved the Tender Offer, or passed any comment upon the adequacy or completeness of the tender offer document. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.
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Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) Helsinki Branch is under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) in cooperation with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanssivalvonta). Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) Helsinki Branch is acting as financial adviser to Technopolis and no one else for the purpose of the consideration of the Tender Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than Technopolis for providing the protection offered to clients of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) Helsinki Branch nor for providing advice in relation to the Tender Offer. Reported by GlobeNewswire 5 hours ago.
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"Despite some stability in emerging markets and President Trump’s desire for restraint in Fed tightening, it seems too early to play for a weaker dollar," ING economists argue.
"The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing and USD/CNH moving towards 7.00 can easily unwind recent recoveries in EM. For this week our team are looking for another round of strong US data (Retail Sales on Monday and Industrial Production on Tuesday), which should keep US rates on the firm side."
"In Europe, the highlight will be the Italian submission of its three-year budget plan and the response from Brussels. Plans for a 1.7% of GDP structural deficit for 2019/20/21 will not be greeted well by the European Commission and presumably will spark a war of words. We struggle to see the Italian government backing down anytime soon and could see the EUR under pressure again."
"Perhaps the best hope for a EUR/USD recovery over the coming week is a Brexit deal. The EUR has been dragged around by Brexit developments and a deal ahead of the EU leaders’ dinner on Wednesday night could provide EUR/USD a brief fillip early in the week." Reported by FXstreet.com 3 hours ago.
Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini took aim once again on Friday at European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, saying he should stop insulting Italy as tensions rose over the government's deficit-hiking budget.
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· *Lack of fundamental drivers paves the way for a correction on Friday.*
· *US Dollar Index stays calm above 95.*
· *EU's Juncker continues to criticise Italy.*
The EUR/USD pair touched its highest level of the month at 1.1610 earlier in the day but struggled to preserve its momentum as the greenback took advantage of the lack of fundamental drivers and started to retrace its losses. As of writing, the pair was losing 0.28% on the day at 1.1560. Despite today's modest fall, however, the pair remains on track to record weekly gains after closing the previous two weeks in the red.
The data released by the Destatis on Friday showed that the inflation in Germany, measured by the CPI, stayed unchanged at 0.4% and 2.3% in September on a monthly and yearly basis, respectively, to match market expectations. Additionally, the Eurostat reported that industrial production in the euro area expanded 1% in September following August's 0.7% contraction.
Later in the day, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that import prices in the U.S. increased by 0.5% from August to September to surpass the analysts' estimate of 0.2%. Finally, in its preliminary October reading, the UoM's Consumer Confidence Index eased slightly to 99 from 100.1 in September. The US Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six currencies, advanced to 95.37 in the early trading hours of the NA session and has gone into a consolidation phase. At the moment, the DXY is up 0.2% on the day at 95.22.
On Italy-related headlines, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker argued that Italy was not keeping its word on the budget in an interview with Le Monde. Responding to this comment, "Juncker should stop insulting Italy and think more about Luxembourg's fiscal paradise," said Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini.
*Technical outlook via FXStreet Chief Analyst Valeria Bednarik*
The pair's weekly high coincides with the 50% retracement of the previous weekly decline and has now stabilized below the 38.2% retracement of the same decline, which keeps indicating that the upward potential is well limited. In the weekly chart, the pair is resting around a bullish 100 SMA, while the recovery stalled below a still bearish 20 SMA. Technical indicators in the mentioned chart remain within negative levels but lack clear directional strength. All in one, more slides could be expected.
In the daily chart, the 20 and 100 DMA converge with the mentioned Fibonacci resistance that contained the weekly advance, while the 200 DMA maintains its bearish slope some 300 pips above the current level. Technical indicators in the same chart have resumed their declines within negative readings and after correcting oversold conditions, also indicating that the risk is skewed to the downside. 1.1460 is a strong static support area, and if pierced ahead, the pair can retest 1.1400, while below this last, 1.1320/40 is the next probable bearish target. An immediate resistance comes in the 1.1620 area, but the pair needs to firm up beyond 1.1660 to actually have chances to extend d its recovery toward the 1.1730 price zone. Reported by FXstreet.com 2 hours ago.
Fitness club owner David Nieves decreases his Point of Sale costs at Anytime Fitness Portsmouth Line, while helping his members increase their fitness. The New Hampshire seacoast has payments anywhere and fitness anytime with the Paystri Partnership,
SALEM, Mass., and PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (PRWEB) October 12, 2018
Paystri, a leader in the integrated payments technology space, and Anytime Fitness Portsmouth Line have partnered to bring innovative and cost-effective payment solutions to Anytime Fitness members at the brand-new club, opening in the New Hampshire seacoast area. Members will have the confidence of making secure and fast payments anywhere and anytime at the club with contactless NFC, EMV, ApplePay, SamsungPay and traditional swiped transactions.
Paystri Founder and CEO Jonathan Arst commented, “This is a great partnership for both companies, as our senior executives have years of payments experience in the fitness club and gym vertical at both the franchise and corporate levels. Our solutions help club owners focus on running their clubs while we help lower the costs and manage the intricate business of payment processing.”
“For many people, joining a gym can be an intimidating and inconvenient experience,” said David Nieves, Anytime Fitness club owner. “Our gym is big enough to feature everything you need for a great workout and small enough to provide personalized attention for all of our members. We also provide our members with 24/7/365 access using a computerized key-fob system which caters to those with unique work schedules.” To celebrate its presale event, and partnership with Payments Powered by Paystri, Anytime Fitness Portsmouth Line is offering $0 enrollment, a free month for each referral, special rates for first responders and a free fitness consultation. Membership at one Anytime Fitness club also gives members access to more than 4,000 clubs worldwide at no extra charge.
Headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts, Paystri is a payment processing and strategic solutions company serving integrated software vendors, technology companies and merchants. Their payment experts are dedicated to optimizing payment processing infrastructure with the goal of driving revenue for customers. Paystri drives improved profitability and customer satisfaction through streamlined payment infrastructure offerings and world class customer service. Check us out and see how we can help. http://www.paystri.com, info(at)paystri.com, or 978-744-9090
About Anytime Fitness
For membership information, call or email the gym at (603) 373-8885 or NewingtonNH(at)anytimefitness.com.
Ranked #1 on Entrepreneur's prestigious Top Global Franchise list, Anytime Fitness is the fastest-growing gym franchise in the world, with 4,000 gyms serving 3,300,000 members on five (soon to be all seven) continents. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness prides itself on providing its members with convenient fitness options and friendly, personal service in well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality exercise equipment. Gyms are now open in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, The Republic of Ireland, Wales, Grand Cayman, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Qatar, India, Chile, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Belgium, Italy, Sweden and the Philippines. All franchised gyms are individually owned and operated. Join one gym and use them all. Reported by PRWeb 2 hours ago.
The Unreal Garden Debuts October 19 in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) October 12, 2018
Onedome’s San Francisco-based experiential space, The Unreal Garden, welcomes artists from the world over to be part of the first-ever consumer multiuser mixed-reality experience projected by Microsoft HoloLens. The Unreal Garden opens October 19th with a soft opening already underway.
With its core technologies powered by HP, including point of sale, computers, and behind-the-scenes controls, The Unreal Garden showcases nine art installations from ten artists including multiple layers of perception in a mind-blowing, innovative first allowing guests to become immersed in the artwork as they move around the space, seeing it from all angles and interacting with key components. At the helm of the art on exhibit is a visionary group of boundary-pushing world-class artists, including digital painter Android Jones, artist John Park, sculptor Jasmine Pradissitto, abstract artist Andy Thomas, collaborative conceptual art duo Shuster + Moseley, imaginative zoology artist Scott Musgrove, artist Werc, interactive designer and CreateAR Founder Ray Kallmeyer and art director, motion designer and concept designer Vladislav Solovjov.
“The pieces of artwork on display at The Unreal Garden transcend genres and realities - being experienced in 2D and 3D as you journey through its landscape,” said Onedome Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer Leila Amirsadeghi. “With artists hailing from the UK, Russia, Australia, Italy, Mexico and the US, we are truly presenting a community-driven experience to inspire and connect individuals globally and open the art world up to new demographics.”
Below, find out more about each artist, their background and their contributions to The Unreal Garden.
Best described as a digital painter, Jones has become known for his many layered, psychedelic works and live performances. Manipulating light and energy, he is determined to push the boundaries of the imagination. His large art studio is based in Lyons, France.
John Park is an artist living in Los Angeles who studied classical drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy at the Rhode Island School of Design. His work is an attempt to reconcile these classical influences with the urban aesthetic of the New Contemporary art movement.
Inspired by her childhood in Italy, Pradissitto forged a path to art through the sciences, earning a PhD from University College London in Quantum Physics. Her work melts and reshapes forms inspired by nature, the human condition and scientific breakthroughs into Quantum Sculptures.
Inspired by the beauty of nature and extensive travel to some of the world’s most ancient rainforests, Thomas fuses together images of flora and fauna into evolved abstract forms, representing nature’s collision with technology.
Shuster + Moseley
British artists Claudia Moseley and Edward Shuster are a collaborative conceptual art duo whose work encompasses sculpture, installation and suspended environments using optics, geometry, light and glass. Based in London, they create temporary and permanent lightworks and sculptural installations.
Scott Musgrove is an American artist based in Seattle, best known for the imaginary zoology he creates using wood, bronze, oil paint, watercolors, ink and pencil. A former comic book artist and TV animator, these days he focuses his imagination on depicting undiscovered animals.
Jari Werc Alvarez was born in Ciudad Juarez (1980), Mexico and grew up in Texas where he began his artistic career. Werc is clearly an art activist: He reinterprets and explores the balance and duality of our and identity and society, with multiple layers of meaning that give off a spiritual vibe.
Kallmeyer is an interactive designer and founder of CreateAR, the company behind Enklu: the first storytelling platform for location-based entertainment in mixed reality. With a patent for hands-free interaction technology, he gives talks on the confluence of tech, design, psychology, and sociology.
An art director, motion designer and concept designer living in St. Petersburg, Russia, Solovjov imagines complex organisms through geometry and particles. His creations fuse biology, chemistry and machine into fluid swarms and rigid structures that defy explanation
Located at 1025 Market St., The Unreal Garden tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.onedome.global and range in price from $22 to $37 each, based on chosen date and time. The Tilt Brush lounge and Elixart Cafe are open to the public to spend time in this extraordinary space, allowing participants to try some herbal infused snacks and mocktails, and create original virtual artwork.
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Onedome is launching a series of location-based entertainment destinations, the first is a 20,000 sq. ft. space on Market Street in San Francisco opening in October 2018, with 10 more locations planned over five years across the US.
About HP Virtual Reality Solutions
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