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    North America and Asia Pacific Excluding Japan to Remain High Growth Regions in the Global Waterproof Speaker Market

    VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y. , Dec. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to a market report published by Future Market Insights titled *‘Waterproof Speaker Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013-2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018-2027,’* the revenue generated by the market is estimated to be valued at US$ *6740.55 *Mn in 2018, which is projected to increase at a CAGR of 7.0 % during the forecast period (2018-2027).

    In the global waterproof speaker market, companies across the globe are focusing on research & developing and the launching of new product variants, which is a key factor driving demand for waterproof speakers across the globe. Companies operating in the market are constantly investing a significant amount on research and development activities to cater to the evolving needs of customers who are seeking authentic and specialised products. Waterproof speakers have standard features such as style, basic functionality and durability. Technological advancements in several audio devices has changed the manner in which people appreciate and play music. An increase in the demand for wireless-based audio devices, which include portable waterproof speakers with different connectivity options such as Bluetooth & Wi-Fi, sound-bars, headphones and microphones, has been witnessed in the audio industry. Moreover, the demand for waterproof speakers and similar other devices from end users is gaining traction. This has expected to drive the North America market over the forecast period.

    *Request a Sample Report with Table of Contents and Figures*: https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/sample/rep-gb-8146

    The manufacturers of waterproof speakers have also adopted some key differentiating strategies. For instance, brands operating in the market are targeting mass consumers. They are also offering waterproof speakers with advanced features at competitive prices. The manufacturers of waterproof speakers are also seeking product innovation due to an increase in the awareness of consumers with respect to different brands in the waterproof speaker marketplace, as well as to maintain a proper value chain to reach the proper target audience and to reduce the cost of the final product. Manufacturers are focused on developing high-value waterproof speakers due to the rising consumer demand for better and more effective value-added products. Furthermore, the rising diversity of premium waterproof speakers on retail shelves is also expected to contribute to the increasing value share of the market in the near future.

    Features, such as long-range connectivity, robustness and the availability of products on e-commerce platforms, are expected to boost the market. The functionalities of multi-room sharing via small devices, i.e., the pairing of multiple portable waterproof speakers via a single device to make compact devices produce louder sounds, are increasing the demand for waterproof speakers in the market. The rising popularity of waterproof speakers among the millennial population is also a major driver of the waterproof speaker market.

    The global market is segmented on the basis of regions, which include North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ), Europe, Middle East & Africa and Japan. Among all the regions, the North America and Asia Pacific excluding Japan regions are estimated to have a substantial value share. The North America region is expected to grow with the highest growth rate of 8.3% owing to the growing number of smart homes in the region. In terms of revenue, the value of the market was US$ 6,327.4 Mn in 2017.

    *Our advisory services are aimed at helping you with specific, customised insights that are relevant to your specific challenges. Let us know about your challenges and our trusted advisors will connect with you*: https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/customization-available/rep-gb-8146

    *Key Players in the Waterproof Speaker Market*

    Detailed profiles of companies are also included in the global waterproof speaker market report to evaluate their strategies, key product offerings and recent developments. Some of the key players profiled in the global waterproof speaker market study include Bose Corporation, HARMAN International, Apple Inc., Yamaha Corporation, Sony Corporation, Logitech International S.A., LG Electronics Inc., Samsung Electronics, Panasonic Corporation, Sound United LLC, Philips, LIXIL Group, Anker, Ematic, G-Project Gear, 808 Audio, ROCKVILLE, FosPower, AOMAIS and Altec Lancing.

    Queries regarding the research findings can be addressed to the analysts of Future Market Insights at press@futuremarketinsights.com

    *Preview Analysis of Waterproof Speaker Sales Forecast 2019 - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018-2027: *https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/waterproof-speaker-market

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    Pogba the best midfielder in Europe despite horrendous 18 months – Neville The former Red Devils defender is pleased to see the World Cup-winning midfielder rediscovering his form after a testing period under Jose Mourinho Reported by Goal.com 11 minutes ago.

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    Pogba the best midfielder in Europe despite horrendous 18 months – Neville The former Red Devils defender is pleased to see the World Cup-winning midfielder rediscovering his form after a testing period under Jose Mourinho Reported by Goal.com 12 minutes ago.

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    Britain's Defence Secretary echoes the US with 'grave, very deep concerns' about Huawei· *The UK's Defence Secretary said he has 'deep concerns' about using equipment from Chinese firm Huawei in the UK's upcoming 5G networks.*
    · *Gavin Williamson is the first UK government figure to issue such a warning, after similar alarm over Huawei in the US.*
    · *Huawei is banned from Australia's 5G networks, and is effectively banned in the US over fears it enables spying by the Chinese government.*
    · *Huawei has always denied building backdoors into its own kit.*

    The UK's Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said he has 'grave, very deep concerns' about using equipment from Chinese firm Huawei in Britain's 5G infrastructure.

    According to The Times, Williamson said the UK would need to examine the possible security threats as it upgrades its mobile networks over the next two years.

    "I have grave, very deep concerns about Huawei providing the 5G network in Britain. It’s something we’d have to look at very closely," he said. "We’ve got to look at what partners such as Australia and the US are doing in order to ensure that they have the maximum security of that 5G network and we’ve got to recognise the fact, as has been recently exposed, that the Chinese state does sometimes act in a malign way."

    Huawei is one of the most popular consumer smartphone brands in the world and sells more phones than Apple globally. But Western governments are sounding the alarm over Huawei's core telecommunications business, due to concerns its equipment contains flaws that enable spying by the Chinese government.

    The company has always denied that its equipment contains "backdoors" in this way. In a statement to The Times, Huawei said it had "never been asked by any government to build any backdoors or interrupt any networks, and we would never tolerate such behaviour by any of our staff."

    The UK is due to shift over to superfast 5G networks from 2019, with telcos such as BT and O2 beginning to run small-scale trials. There are also broader concerns about having a Chinese company dominate so much of the UK's critical infrastructure.

    Alex Younger, the head of M16, warned earlier in December that the UK needed to examine its relationships with Chinese tech companies closely.

    He said at the time: "We need to decide the extent to which we are going to be comfortable with Chinese ownership of these technologies and these platforms in an environment where some of our allies have taken a very definite position."

    *Read more*: An arrest, a debutante ball, and 3 marriages: Inside the lives of the super rich Huawei dynasty

    The US has taken a much stronger stance against Huawei, reportedly pressuring local telcos like AT&T not to sell the firm's smartphones. And in August 2018, president Donald Trump signed a bill banning Huawei and another Chinese firm, ZTE, from use by the government and contractors. According to the Wall Street Journal, the US has asked its allies to follow suit. Both Huawei and ZTE are banned in Australia from having any part in its 5G networks.

    The UK's biggest telecoms firm, BT, has already said it will remove Huawei's equipment from its existing EE mobile networks, and won't use its kit in its 5G network. The company said the decision was made to bring EE's networks in line with its existing legacy infrastructure.

    Huawei is still permitted to sell phones in the UK and, given its difficulties in the US, Europe remains one of its biggest consumer markets. The Chinese firm also has a facility in Banbury, Oxford, which runs security tests on its own equipment. That facility is regularly scrutinised by British intelligence agency GCHQ.

    *SEE ALSO: Britain's spy chief joined the US in sounding the alarm on the Chinese company that sells more phones than Apple*

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    Military Parachute Market to Witness High Demand Owing to Increasing Security and Military Deployments Across the Globe

    VALLEY COTTAGE, N.Y., Dec. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Future Market Insights’ published market report titled *“Military Parachute Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018–2027”* examines the Military Parachute market and offers crucial market insights for the next ten years. According to company’s analysis, the global sales of military parachutes is estimated to be valued at US$ 918.4 Mn by the end of 2019 and is expected to register 4.6% CAGR over the period of 2019–2027. This report analyses the demand for Military Parachutes and its break-up on the basis of different types and applications.

    The Military Parachute market report has been segmented on the basis of product type, applications and region. By product type, the round type segment is anticipated to register significant growth over the forecast period in the Military parachute market with manufacturers focusing on developing integrated solutions for military parachutes as per the demand from different countries.

    *Request a Sample Report with Table of Contents and Figures*: https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/sample/rep-gb-8141*Factors Driving the Military Parachute Market*

    According to estimates, the global military parachute market is anticipated to reach approximately US$ 958.4 Mn by 2020. Governments of major countries have increased their military budget over the past couple of years in a bid to display their military strength to the world. Countries, such as the US, Russia and China, spend heavily on their military and have observed significant increase in military expenditure over the past couple of years. Similarly, countries, such as India, Saudi Arabia and North Korea, have also increased their military budgets to establish their strength in terms of global dominance. For instance, the U.S. has 199,485 (approximately 15% of total troops) military personnel deployed overseas in countries, such as Japan (39,345), Germany (34,805), Afghanistan (9,294), Iraq (5,540) among others, and has approximately 800 bases, which cost US$ 800 billion in terms of maintenance.

    *Round-Type Military Parachute Segment to Capture Significant Share*

    On the basis of product type, the military parachute market has been segmented into round type, cruciform parachutes, ribbon and ring/annular. Round-type military parachute segment captures significant share in the market.

    *Personal Parachute Segment Projected to Be an Important Segment in the Market*

    By application, the personal parachute segment is projected to be an important segment in the market. Political unrest and economic instability in Latin America, Africa and Middle East countries have created an increase in the number of migrants fleeing across borders to more economically stable countries in North America and Europe. With increase in the number of migrants, countries, such as US, Germany, France, UK and other European countries, have increased security and military deployment at borders to regulate people migrating from their countries. Given the increasing number of security and military deployments in the above-mentioned countries, the demand for deployable military parachutes is expected to be expand during the forecast period.

    *Our advisory services are aimed at helping you with specific, customised insights that are relevant to your specific challenges. Let us know about your challenges and our trusted advisors will connect with you*: https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/customization-available/rep-gb-8141

    *Military Parachute Market Will Be Dominated by APEJ and North America*

    The military parachute market is being driven by the continuous investments being made by governments in the military sector. APEJ and North America regions are estimated to be the important regions in the global military parachute Market, with China, the U.S and India being key contributors to the growth of the APEJ military parachute Market. The NAFTA region is expected register significant growth in the military parachute market owing to high military expenditure in the region. The U.S. is expected to hold prominent market share in the North America Military parachute market owing to the presence of many manufacturers in the region. In Western Europe, Germany is projected to be an important region in the military parachute market over the forecast period.

    *Military Parachute Market: Competitive Landscape*

    Some of the players reported in this study on the global military parachute market are Airborne System, BAE Systems Plc, Mills Manufacturing, Spekon, Ballenger International, Safran SA, Butler Parachute Systems Group Inc., Complete Parachute Solutions, Inc., Aerodyne Research, LLC, Cisma CIMSA Ingeniería de Sistemas, S.A. and Cirrus Design Corporation.

    For more insights, write in to Future Market Insights analysts at press@futuremarketinsights.com

    *Preview Analysis of Military Parachute Revenue Earned - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2018-2027: *https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/military-parachute-market

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    NET ASSET VALUE BLACKROCK GREATER EUROPE INVESTMENT TRUST PLC 5493003R8FJ6I76ZUW55 The unaudited net asset values for BlackRock Greater Europe Investment Trust plc at close of business on 24 December 2018 were: 317.36p Capital only (undiluted) 317.36p Capital only (Diluted for... Reported by PR Newswire 9 hours ago.

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    Demetrius G. McDaniel, Texas Co-Regional Operating Shareholder and Chair of the Texas Government Law & Policy Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, has been elected into one of the most respected legal organizations in the country—the American Law Institute.

    AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) December 27, 2018

    Demetrius G. McDaniel, Texas Co-Regional Operating Shareholder and Chair of the Texas Government Law & Policy Practice at global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, has been elected into one of the most respected legal organizations in the country—the American Law Institute.

    Membership in this exclusive group is obtained only through a rigorous nomination and review process. McDaniel’s selection was based on his professional excellence, achievements, and contributions toward the field of law. Highly knowledgeable in governmental and public policy matters, McDaniel advises Fortune 500 and other business clients on important federal and state public policy issues.

    “This is a special honor and I am delighted to join the membership of the American Law Institute. Given that only a select few national and Texas legal luminaries are privileged to be members of ALI, my being elected to membership is indeed gratifying,” said McDaniel.

    The American Law Institute is known as the leading independent organization in the U.S. producing scholarly work to modernize and improve the law. The Institute drafts, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, Model Codes, and Principles of Law, which are influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal education.

    The Institute’s members can influence the development of the law while working with eminent lawyers, judges, and academics. Membership is limited to 3,000 legal and academic thought leaders.

    About the American Law Institute: The American Law Institute was founded in 1923 following a study conducted by a group of prominent U.S. judges, lawyers, and teachers known as "The Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Organization for the Improvement of the Law." The Committee believed two primary defects existed in American law – its uncertainty and its complexity – and this produced a “general dissatisfaction with the administration of justice.” For more information about the Institute’s work and mission, visit http://www.ali.org.

    About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Texas: Greenberg Traurig has more than 125 attorneys in Texas, serving clients from offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston.

    About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2017, and is among the Top 20 on the 2018 Am Law Global 100. Web: http://www.gtlaw.com Twitter: @GT_Law. Reported by PRWeb 1 hour ago.

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    Sweet new experiences incorporating honey produced at the hotel are now available at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Freshly harvested daily, the honey is produced by the western honey bee found only in the Yucatan Peninsula. Available at the resort’s restaurants and 24-hr insuite dining, the honey is a perfect complement to fresh tropical fruit, buñuelos (fried dough) and capirotada (Mexican bread pudding). Those with a sweet tooth can add the honey to Mexican candies such as palanquetas (a Mexican nut or seed-based bar) and amaranth for an even sweeter treat. Soon, the hotel will roll out new flavors of its special honey such as orange blossom and mango.

    RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico (PRWEB) December 27, 2018

    Sweet new experiences incorporating honey produced at the hotel are now available at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Freshly harvested daily, the honey is produced by the western honey bee found only in the Yucatan Peninsula. Available at the resort’s restaurants and 24-hr insuite dining, the honey is a perfect complement to fresh tropical fruit, buñuelos (fried dough) and capirotada (Mexican bread pudding). Those with a sweet tooth can add the honey to Mexican candies such as palanquetas (a Mexican nut or seed-based bar) and amaranth for an even sweeter treat. Soon, the hotel will roll out new flavors of its special honey such as orange blossom and mango.

    Additionally, the honey is used in a treatment at the award-winning SE Spa. Inspired by ancient Mayan practices in the Yucatan Peninsula, the 80-min Organic Kaab Honey Experience starts with a relaxing face and body massage featuring the honey. Next, guests indulge in a bath with elixir made from the medicinal Chaka tree which heals the body’s energy. Following the bath, guests are given a balm made with Mayan vanilla to seal the skin.

    Nightly resort rates start at $434 USD. Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include à la carte gourmet meals at a variety of specialty restaurants, luxury suite accommodations, premium branded beverages, 24-hour in-suite service, fitness center, taxes, gratuity and more. For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit https://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/.

    About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:
    The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya is an ultra-luxury all-inclusive resort set on 206 acres of pristine jungle and mangroves and with the finest white sand beach in the Riviera Maya. Guests can choose accommodations among oceanfront, ocean view and a Zen-like tropical setting, embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsula’s jungle. All 539 designer-like suites are exceptionally spacious, more than 1,100 square feet each, all with balconies, and some with private plunge pools. All feature fully stocked mini bars, L’Occitane amenities, artisanal mezcal, and Nespresso coffee machines. Bathrooms deserve special mention with walk in glass shower, deep soaking Jacuzzi tubs and marble interior. Eight restaurants, including five gourmet offerings, present a tour through Mexico, Europe and Asia. Cocina de Autor, at the hands of world-renowned celebrity chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso, holds the AAA Five Diamond Award, the first all-inclusive restaurant in the world to win this prestigious distinction. Se Spa is the region's largest spa sanctuary at more than 90,000 square feet, known for its authentic Mexican treatments, offerings from around world and signature seven-step water journey. Other features include 24-hour Personal Concierge; 24/7 in-suite service; three swimming pools; two fitness centers; water sports; innovative Kids’ Clubs and Teens’ Club; baby concierge; Karaoke Bar; Koi Bar; Piano Bar, and business center. The resort offers more than 91,000 square feet of meeting space and outdoor areas for events inclusive of a 31,000-square-foot Convention Center, able to accommodate up to 2,700 guests. The resort has won numerous awards from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and several other magazines and major companies worldwide, including Virtuoso’s Best Spa and TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame. A member of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program, Grand Velas Riviera Maya was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For reservations or additional information, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit https://rivieramaya.grandvelas.com/. Reported by PRWeb 1 hour ago.

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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- *Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V)* (the “*Company*” or “*Jetlines*”) is pleased to announce that further to its press release of November 27, 2018, it has closed a private placement with SmartLynx Airlines SIA (“*SmartLynx*”) pursuant to which it has sold an aggregate of 22,727,272 subscription receipts (each, a “*Subscription Receipt*”) at a price of $0.33 per Subscription Receipt (the “*Offering Price*”) for gross proceeds of $7.5 million (the “*Offering*”). Jetlines entered into a subscription agreement with SmartLynx for a financing of up to $15 million. With the closing of the initial $7.5 million, SmartLynx retains the option to acquire an additional $7.5 million of the Company’s shares at the maximum discounted market price permitted under TSX.V rules at the time the option is exercised.In connection with the Offering, Jetlines Operations and SmartLynx also entered into an agreement whereby SmartLynx shall provide ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance) services to Jetlines Operations during the following eight winter seasons. This agreement will allow Jetlines to increase its fleet capacity in the market during the very busy Canadian winter season.  In addition, SmartLynx and the Company have entered into a two-year agreement that will provide Jetlines with services meant to support Jetlines during the early stage of their operations.

    SmartLynx specializes in full-service ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance) aircraft lease services and is the leading ACMI provider in Europe for Airbus A320 aircraft. SmartLynx aircraft has been utilized by major airlines including Norwegian, EasyJet, Thomas Cook and TUI.

    Executive Chairman, Mark Morabito stated, “I would like to thank the SmartLynx group and our entire operations, finance and legal team at Jetlines, led by CEO Javier Suarez, for their support and effort in achieving this significant corporate milestone. We look forward to working with SmartLynx and leveraging their knowledge and expertise as a seasoned European airline that flies aircraft for some of the most successful ultra-low-cost carrier airlines in the world.”

    *Details of the Offering*

    The Offering resulted in the issuance of 22,727,272 Subscription Receipts at the Offering Price, for gross proceeds of $7.5 million. The Subscription Receipts were issued pursuant to the terms of a Subscription Receipt Agreement (the “*Subscription Receipt Agreement*”) between the Company, SmartLynx and Computershare Trust Company of Canada (the “*Escrow Agent*”). SmartLynx also has the option exercisable for a period of twelve months following the closing of the Offering to complete a second financing for variable voting shares for additional gross proceeds of up to $7.5 million at the discounted market price at the time it exercises its option (the “*Option*”).

    Each Subscription Receipt entitles SmartLynx to receive, without payment of additional consideration or further action on the part of the holder, one unit of the Company (each a “*Unit*” and collectively the “*Units*”), upon receipt by the Escrow Agent, prior to August 31, 2019 (the “*Deadline*”) of a release notice from the Company and SmartLynx (the “*Release Notice*”), confirming that: (a) the Company has raised additional gross proceeds of $40 million (the “*Funding Milestone*”) from a subsequent financing by May 31, 2019 (such completion date subject to waiver by SmartLynx); (b) the receipt by the Company’s subsidiary, Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. (“*Jetlines Operations*”), of its air operator certificate from Transport Canada; and (c) no termination event has occurred.

    Each Unit will consist of one variable voting share of the Company and one common share purchase warrant (each, a “*Warrant*”).  Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one variable voting share of the Company at a price of $0.45 at any time up to 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on the date which is 36 months from the closing date.

    If: (i) the Release Notice is not delivered by the Deadline, or (ii) the Offering is terminated in accordance with the terms of the Subscription Receipt Agreement, then SmartLynx will be entitled to receive an amount per Subscription Receipt equal to the Offering Price and an entitlement to the interest earned thereon. Any shortfall will be funded by the Company. In addition, the Company is obligated to pay a termination fee of US$250,000 if the Company has not achieved the Funding Milestone by May 31, 2019 or commits certain other material breaches and SmartLynx terminates the Subscription Agreement.

    The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to further the business objectives of Jetlines in launching an ultra-low cost airline carrier in Canada, including advancing the licensing process, augmenting the leadership team with operations and commercial personnel, branding and marketing activities, as well as advance internet, digital media, and IT systems initiatives.

    It is expected that SmartLynx will become an insider of the Company on conversion of the Subscription Receipts. The Subscription Receipts, and any Units acquired on the conversion thereof, are subject to a statutory four month hold period expiring on April 22, 2019.

    The Company, Jetlines Operations and SmartLynx also entered into a framework agreement (the “*Framework Agreement*”) that governs aspects of the relationship between the parties. The Framework Agreement covers matters including the right of SmartLynx to appoint a single Board member to the Company and Jetlines Operations, rights to participate on Board committees, arrangements regarding the review of aircraft leases, the grant of a pro-rata right to SmartLynx to participate in future financings and certain other rights detailing with operational and expenditure matters of the Company and Jetlines Operations.

    *About SmartLynx Airlines SIA*

    SmartLynx Airlines was founded in 1992 as a private airline. Today it is the leading ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance) provider in the EU on Airbus aircrafts. As an EU airline, SmartLynx Airlines complies with IOSA and EASA international quality standards, and has access to free route airspace. In 2019, SmartLynx’s fleet will consist of 20 Airbus aircrafts, flying routes in Europe and Asia. SmartLynx flight crew members represent more than 17 nationalities, speak multiple languages. The average experience of SmartLynx’s captains exceeds 5300 block hours and first officers exceeds 1900 block hours.

    For more information on SmartLynx, please visit their website at www.smartlynx.aero

    *About Canada Jetlines Ltd.*

    Canada Jetlines is set to become Canada’s first true Ultra-Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) airline, with plans to operate flights across Canada and provide non-stop service from Canada to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Company plans to commence operations with the Airbus A320 fleet, the most widely used aircraft for ultra-low cost carriers worldwide. Jetlines is led by a board and management team with extensive experience and expertise in low-cost airlines, start-ups and capital markets. The Company was granted an unprecedented exemption from the Government of Canada that will permit it to conduct domestic air services while having up to 49% foreign voting interests.

    For more information on Jetlines, please visit our website at www.jetlines.ca.

    *ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD*

    *"Mark J. Morabito"
    **Executive Chairman*

    Canada Jetlines is part of the King & Bay group of companies. King & Bay is a merchant bank that specializes in identifying, funding, developing and supporting growth opportunities in the resource, aviation, and technology sectors.

    *For more information, please contact:*
    Toll Free: 1-833-226-5387
    Email: investor.relations@jetlines.ca

    *Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information*

    This news release contains "forward-looking information" concerning anticipated developments and events that may occur in the future. Forward-looking information contained in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to (i) the commencement of operations and the success of expected future operations of the Company; (ii) the satisfaction of the escrow release conditions; or (iii) the use of proceeds from the Offering.

    In certain cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, the satisfaction of the conditions to closing of the Offering, the satisfaction of the escrow release conditions, the terms contained in the executed agreements to be entered into by the Company or its subsidiaries with SmartLynx, the receipt of financing to commence airline operations, the accuracy, reliability and success of the Jetlines’ business model; the timely receipt of governmental approvals; the timely commencement of operations by Jetlines and the success of such operations; the legislative and regulatory environments of the jurisdictions where the Jetlines will carry on business or have operations; the impact of competition and the competitive response to the Jetlines’ business strategy; and the availability of aircraft. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.

    Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include risks related to, the ability to obtain financing at acceptable terms,  the impact of general economic conditions, domestic and international airline industry conditions, future relations with SmartLynx, volatility of fuel prices, increases in operating costs, terrorism, pandemics, natural disasters, currency fluctuations, interest rates, risks specific to the airline industry, the ability of management to implement Jetlines’ operational strategy, the ability to attract qualified management and staff, labour disputes, regulatory risks, including risks relating to the acquisition of the necessary licenses and permits; risks related to disputes under the agreement with Boeing to acquire 737-Max aircraft, and the additional risks identified in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's reports and filings with applicable Canadian securities regulators. There is no assurance that the closing of the Offering will occur or if it does occur that the escrow release conditions will be satisfied or that SmartLynx will exercise the Option.

    Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information is made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information.

    Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 

    *Cautionary Statements Regarding U.S. Securities Act*

    No securities regulatory authority has expressed an opinion about the securities described herein. No Company securities have been or will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "*U.S. Securities Act*"), or the securities laws of any state, district or commonwealth of the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act). Accordingly, these securities may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of any "U.S. Person" (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act), absent an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities described in this news release in the United States or any jurisdiction where such offer or sale would be unlawful, or for the account or benefit of any U.S. Person or person within the United States. Reported by GlobeNewswire 29 minutes ago.

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    A bitter fight between YouTube and the EU could have major implications for US tech regulation· *The European Union's Copyright Directive,which is expected to be finalized in January, includes two provisions that would devastate YouTube's business if passed in its current form.*
    · *YouTube has set up one of its most aggressive consumer-facing lobbying efforts ever to fight the law, and has managed to negotiate the language down to be less drastic.*

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    A bitter fight between YouTube and the European Union over a controversial copyright law could have major implications for how we think about balancing free speech and access with consumer freedoms here in the United States.

    *Why it matters: *The debate in Europe is revealing that consumers may not support drastic measures that restrict their favorite social media platforms.

    *The Copyright Directive,* which is expected to be finalized in January, includes two provisions that would devastate YouTube's business if passed in its current form:

    · *"The Link Tax," *known formally as "Article 11," forces companies like Google and Facebook to pay publishers every time content is linked to on their platforms. Google argues it would be difficult for platforms to do that without engaging in some sort of content censorship up front.
    · *"The Meme Ban," *known formally as "Article 13," requires user-generated content companies to take measures to prevent illegal use of copyrighted postings. YouTube argues this would force it to restrict most content from being uploaded, due to the legal risk of being responsible for copyright infringement.

    *YouTube has set up *one of its most aggressive consumer-facing lobbying efforts ever to fight the law, and has managed to negotiate the language down to be less drastic.

    · *In a blog post to creators, *YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki asked YouTube creators to "take action immediately" and to spread the word about the bill's effects on the creative community through their own platforms on social media.
    · *The campaign so far *has been somewhat successful. Through aggressive lobbying efforts and consumer pushback, the current bill is less drastic than what policymakers first proposed in June.

    *Yes, but: *There's a chance consumers don't fully appreciate the societal impacts of some of these provisions. While Article 13's impacts are fairly obvious (consumers won't be able to upload some of their favorite videos), the implications of Article 11, which tackle fake news and copyright, are a little more obscure.

    "They do care about their local citizenry and local coverage and that's what won’t be covered if we don't cover pay our news outlets, particularly local news."

    — Danielle Coffey, SVP and Counsel, News Media Alliance

    *Lawmakers in the United States *are more open than ever to changing a provision of federal law that shields platforms from liability for the things their users post, having already weakened the protections when it comes to platforms that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking.

    · *Protections for platforms* were built into the new North American trade agreement, which hasn't yet been ratified by Congress.

    "In the U.S., theres still been a pretty strong defense for intermediary liability. I think that will continue to be upheld at least for a while. But I think there's a growing interest here in finding the right balance in having more responsibilities for platforms to make decisions around content."

    — Daniel Castro, VP at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

    *The bottom line: *Restricting popular products or services for the sake of fixing other problems, like hate speech or piracy, is proving to be difficult in the EU, and suggests the U.S. will have to eventually confront similar dilemmas.

    Join the conversation about this story »

    NOW WATCH: The legendary economist who predicted the housing crisis says the US will win the trade war Reported by Business Insider 31 minutes ago.

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    Amazon's Alexa crash on Christmas Day could dampen the trend of gifting smart devices (AMZN) This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.

    Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant suffered an outage in parts of Europe on Christmas Day, as new device owners attempted to activate their Echo smart speakers, according to The Guardian.

    The volume of voice requests from users activating and using their newly acquired devices overwhelmed Amazon’s servers and led to the device issuing error messages. While this isn’t a problem that Amazon is likely to deal with on an everyday basis, it could dampen further device adoption by leaving a poor taste in users’ mouths.

    Amazon’s Echo smart speakers were a popular gift worldwide this holiday season. The devices headlined Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales with bundles and price cuts, and they were sold out on the e-commerce titan’s web portal and put on backorder around the world by early December.

    This continued a trend that Business Insider Intelligence has been following for a few years now, with consumers — especially early adopters who have been using the AI-powered devices already — giving smart speakers as gifts. More than a quarter of respondents to Business Insider Intelligence’s Smart Speaker survey said they’d received their device as a gift, the most popular factor driving adoption.

    If the recent outage leaves a poor impression, it could dampen this trend of gifting the devices. When trying to ask a question or give a command to Alexa, the device responded with an error message and stated that it was having trouble understanding the user.

    That’s because voice commands are interpreted and responded to on the cloud rather than on the local device. So consumers weren’t able to use their new devices and get to know how they worked, while those who had already incorporated the smart speakers into their everyday lives — controlling lights, media, or security systems, for instance — were left unable to use the devices they rely on.

    Given that a key driver of adoption is existing users giving the devices to friends and family, a bad experience among these users could hurt uptake.

    Amazon’s already taken steps to forestall this sort of problem on its updated Echo Plus, announcing a new feature it calls “Local Voice Control,” which will allow consumers to control smart home devices even if the internet is out. But that feature is still limited in scope and in the speakers it works on.

    Bringing at least limited Alexa functionality to more devices while they’re offline would help to limit the damage to reliability that an outage could bring about. Ensuring near-constant availability — especially during high-use periods — is critical to establishing smart speakers and AI voice assistants as integral parts of consumers’ day-to-day routines.

    *SEE ALSO: Trust is the main barrier to smart speaker adoption – here's what companies can do about that*

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    Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- *Elbit Imaging Ltd. (“EI” or the “Company”) (TASE, NASDAQ: EMITF)* announced today that it received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market (the “*Staff*“) indicating that the Company did not meet the Staff’s December 24, 2018 deadline to regain compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(b)(3)(C) due to the Company’s failure to maintain a minimum market value of its publicly held shares of $15,000,000 for 30 consecutive business days.As a result, the Company would be subject to delisting on January 4, 2019 unless it requests a hearing before a Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the “*Panel*“).

    As previously disclosed, the Company intends to request a hearing before the Panel at which it will present its plan of compliance and request a further extension of time.
    This request will ordinarily automatically stay any delisting or suspension action pending the issuance of a final decision by the Panel; however, the Nasdaq has broad discretionary public interest authority that it can exercise to apply additional or more stringent criteria for the continued listing of the Company’s ordinary shares, or suspend or delist securities. There can be no assurance that the Panel will ultimately grant an extension of the compliance period.

    *About Elbit Imaging Ltd.*

    Elbit Imaging Ltd. operates in the following principal fields of business: (i) medical industries through our indirect holdings in Insightec Ltd. and Gamida Cell Ltd.; (ii) land in India which is designated for sale (and which was initially designated for residential projects); and (iii) land in Eastern Europe which is designated for sale (and which was initially designated for development of commercial centers).

    *For Further Information:*
    *Company Contact*
    *Ron Hadassi*
    CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Tel: +972-3-608-6048
    Fax: +972-3-608-6050
    ron@elbitimaging.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 29 minutes ago.

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    *Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Elbit Imaging Ltd.* *(“EI” *or the* “Company”) (TASE, NASDAQ: EMITF)* announced today, further to its press releases dated November 26, 2018, November 29, 2018, December 6, 2018, December 13, 2018 and December 20, 2018, regarding a new Buy-Back plan for its (Series I) notes (the “*Notes*” and the "*Current Buy-Back Plan*", respectively), that it completed repurchases of additional 1,100,000 par value Notes.

    Below is a table containing a summary of data regarding the repurchase of Notes under the Current Buy-Back Plan:

    *Note* *The acquiring corporation* *Quantity purchased (Par value)* *Weighted average price* *Total amount paid(NIS)*
    Series I Elbit Imaging Ltd 13,214,920 131.0211 17,314,339

    Since the issuance of the Notes (in February 2014) and until the date of this press release, the Company has published three (3) buy-back plans for the repurchase of up to NIS 200 million of Notes. As of the date of this press release, the Company has purchased par value NIS 109.75 million Notes for a total cash consideration of NIS 136.53 million.

    *About Elbit Imaging Ltd.*

    Elbit Imaging Ltd. operates in the following principal fields of business: (i) medical industries through our indirect holdings in Insightec Ltd. and Gamida Cell Ltd.; (ii) land in India which is designated for sale (and which was initially designated for residential projects); and (iii) land in Eastern Europe which is designated for sale (and which was initially designated for development of commercial centers).

    *For Further Information:*
    *Company Contact*
    *Ron Hadassi*
    CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Tel: +972-3-608-6048
    Fax: +972-3-608-6050
    ron@elbitimaging.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 29 minutes ago.

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    The UK National Crime Agency (NCA) is examining accusations that an employee leaked information to a suspect for money, undermining a probe into a network of insider trading suspects in Europe, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Reported by Reuters India 2 minutes ago.

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