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    Deadly winter weather has blasted Europe, killing 12 people, trapping hundreds in Alpine regions and whipping up high winds; even Greece was not spared. Reported by SBS 49 minutes ago.

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    Barcelona in 'advanced negotiations' to sign Ajax star Frenkie De Jong The 21-year-old midfielder is said to be set to join the Catalan giants in a transfer worth in the region of £67million. De Jong, who has five Netherlands caps, is among the most wanted players in Europe. Reported by MailOnline 46 minutes ago.

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    IBTM China announces the first details of its 2019 event BEIJING, Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- IBTM China, part of IBTM's global portfolio of meetings, events and industry trade shows, a well established event in China, has announced details of its 2019 edition. The event will take place at China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing on 28 and 29 August.IBTM China 2018

    It is anticipated that over 380 international and domestic exhibitors will meet with over 400 hosted buyers for two days of pre-arranged business meetings. Over 3,500 visitors are also expected to attend. Twenty percent of the new hosted buyers are from 2^nd and 3^rd tier cities in China as well as the APAC region. Hosted buyers from Alibaba, Tesla, MasterCard and another 50 well-known corporations have confirmed to attend IBTM China 2019.

    This year will see the introduction of a new Experience Zone where visitors will be able to interact with select exhibitors in immersive themed environments on the show floor. Additionally, in response to customer demand for more opportunities to learn and be inspired by outside speakers, eight new speaker slots have been added to the programme which will cover four key themes, details of which to be announced early in the year.

    "The 2018 event was a huge success," said IBTM China Project Manager Ms. Nicole Ci. "300 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions got to engage with Hosted Buyers and trade visitors from 33 countries, with total potential resulting business at 2.25 billion USD as well as 529 agreements secured on site."

    "In 2019, IBTM China has ambitious plans to grow international markets to enrich our destination resources and increase the proportion of international exhibitors from 30% to 40% as the total number of exhibitors reaching to 380," continued Ms. Ci. "We plan to invite 400 high-quality global Hosted Buyers, and 50% of them will be new comers to IBTM China."

    "The market here in China continues to boom and as well as an appetite for a bigger event, there's huge demand for on-site education sessions. As a result, we've almost doubled the number of speaker sessions this year to 18. We'll be following four topical themes to ensure the sessions are targeted to the latest hot topics, from key industry trends to event marketing and innovation. We're looking forward to announcing more information about the event early in 2019."

    As well as a packed schedule of business meetings and education sessions, the event itinerary also includes a number of networking sessions to help renew old connections and forge valuable new business relationships.

    To join as an exhibitor or to apply for a place as a hosted buyer, visit www.cibtm.com.

    *Notes to Editors *

    *About IBTM *

    IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world's leading showcase for the meetings and events industry (also known as MICE) with a portfolio of 5 global and regional events providing business solutions on 5 continents. They include IBTM World, IBTM Arabia, IBTM Africa, IBTM Americas and IBTM China.

    www.ibtmevents.com  

    *About Reed Travel Exhibitions*

    Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world's leading travel and tourism event's organiser, with a wide-ranging portfolio of 22 international events in 13 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. Its market-leading, business-to-business events cover all elements of travel and tourism, including leisure travel, luxury travel, meetings, events, incentives and business travel, as well as golf travel.

    www.reedtravelexhibitions.com

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    Dublin, Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Solar Generator Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    The global solar generator market reached a value of US$ 370 Million in 2017. The market is further projected to reach a value of US$ 525 Million by 2023, registering a CAGR of around 6% during 2018-2023.

    Solar generator refers to a solar-based photovoltaic (PV) system which produces electricity from photonic energy of the sunlight. There are two types of solar generators, namely, on-grid and off-grid. They are available in different sizes and capacities based on the consumer's requirement. Solar generators are economical; require minimal cost investments and fuel for operation; generate zero pollution; and can store energy for future purposes. Owing to these factors, they are increasingly being used for the production and distribution of power across the globe.

    One of the primary factors driving the market growth is the increasing shortage of electricity across the globe and the consequent demand for power-backup. Catalysed by population growth and increasing urbanisation levels, the demand of power has been showing an increasing trend over the last few decades. Moreover, across many regions, there is currently an imbalance between the supply and demand of power, ultimately leading to a power shortage.

    Solar generators are currently playing an important role in reducing this shortage. Further, the market is also being influenced by the rising concerns about climatic change that has created an awareness concerning the usage of renewable resources like solar, hydro and wind power.

    Moreover, governments across the globe are encouraging investments in renewable resources by providing tax relaxations and incentives. These investments have reduced the prices of solar generators, thereby facilitating the demand.

    *Key Questions Answered in This Report:*· How has the global solar generator market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
    · What are the key regions in the global solar generator market?
    · Which are the major types of solar generators?
    · Who are the major end-users of solar generators?
    · What are the various stages in the value chain of the global solar generator market?
    · What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global solar generator market?
    · What is the structure of the global solar generator market and who are the key players?
    · What is the degree of competition in the global solar generator market?
    · How are solar generators manufactured?

    *Key Topics Covered:*

    *1 Preface*

    *2 Scope and Methodology*
    2.1 Objectives of the Study
    2.2 Stakeholders
    2.3 Data Sources
    2.4 Market Estimation
    2.5 Forecasting Methodology

    *3 Executive Summary*

    *4 Introduction*
    4.1 Overview
    4.2 Key Industry Trends

    *5 Global Solar Generator Market*
    5.1 Market Overview
    5.2 Market Performance
    5.3 Price Analysis
    5.3.1 Price Indicators
    5.3.2 Price Structure
    5.3.3 Margin Analysis
    5.4 Market Breakup by Grid Connectivity
    5.5 Market Breakup by End-User
    5.6 Market Breakup by Region
    5.7 Market Forecast
    5.8 SWOT Analysis
    5.9 Value Chain Analysis
    5.10 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

    *6 Market Breakup by Grid Connectivity*
    6.1 Off-Grid
    6.2 On-Grid

    *7 Market Breakup by End-User*
    7.1 Residential
    7.2 Commercial
    7.3 Industrial
    7.4 Military

    *8 Market Breakup by Region*
    8.1 North America
    8.2 Europe
    8.3 Asia Pacific
    8.4 Middle East and Africa
    8.5 Latin America

    *9 Solar Generator Manufacturing Process*
    9.1 Product Overview
    9.2 Raw Material Requirements
    9.3 Manufacturing Process
    9.4 Key Success and Risk Factors

    *10 Competitive Landscape*
    10.1 Market Structure
    10.2 Key Players
    10.3 Profiles of Key Players
    10.3.1 Goal Zero
    10.3.2 Hollandia
    10.3.3 Altern
    10.3.4 Jaspak
    10.3.5 Sunvis Solar
    10.3.6 Biolite
    10.3.7 Powerenz
    10.3.8 SolMan
    10.3.9 SolaRover
    10.3.10 SolarLine
    10.3.11 Voltaic

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s843h2/525_mn_solar?w=12

    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

    CONTACT:
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    Related Topics: Solar Power Reported by GlobeNewswire 48 minutes ago.

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    Don’t call it a comeback, he’s been here all along. Brexit boss Michel Barnier definitely still wants the EU’s top job and is now touting himself as the candidate everyone could live with. Last week, the Frenchman published a shortened... Reported by EurActiv 44 minutes ago.

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe continued to rise Tuesday led by industrial, technology and energy companies as well as retailers.The latest round of trade talks between the U.S. and China ended without word of progress,... Reported by New Zealand Herald 46 minutes ago.

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    Padraig Harrington was chosen as captain of Europe's team for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on Tuesday, and said he was putting his legacy on the line by taking the "daunting" role. Reported by Denver Post 28 minutes ago.

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    Dublin, Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Seam Tapes Market by Type (Single-layered, Multi-layered), Backing Material (Polyurethane, Polyvinyl chloride), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South America) - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.*Growth of the sports and outdoor apparel industry is expected to drive the overall growth of the seam tapes market*

    The seam tapes market is expected to grow from USD 205 million in 2018 to USD 283 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period.The seam tapes market is driven by various factors such as the growing demand from the sports and outdoor apparel industry, the increase in demand for protective clothing and accessories. However, the volatile price of raw materials can pose a challenge to the growth of the market.

    The polyurethane segment is the fastest-growing in the seam tapes market, in terms of value. This growth is attributed to the various benefits of polyurethane in seam tapes compared to polyvinyl chloride. These benefits include high abrasion, impact resistance, water resistance, and high flexibility. In addition to this, its wide range of applications including outdoor gear, military gear, sports apparels, footwear, tents, tarpaulins, hazardous material suits, and backpacks have also contributed to its high growth.

    The multi-layered segment is expected to dominate the seam tapes market during the forecast period, owing to the wide range of applications of multi-layered seam tapes in sports and outdoor apparels (caps, gloves, ski wear, swimwear, hiking & tracking apparels, raincoats and jackets, and bottom wear), military apparels (jackets, ponchos, fire suits, and flight jackets), medical apparels (gloves and gowns), protective garments, tents, tarpaulins, footwear, backpacks, automotive (seats, head & armrests, and airbags) and chemical protective garments.

    Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest market and have the highest growth rate during the forecast period, owing to the presence of huge garment manufacturing hotspots such as China, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Bangladesh in the Asia Pacific region. Cheap labor cost and availability of domestically produced raw material place Asia Pacific as the preferable region to manufacture textile and apparels.In addition to this, the growing demand for sports and outdoor apparels in China, Japan, and India driven by the growing health awareness as well as an increase in consumer spending on value-added apparels attributable to the rising disposable income is expected to create opportunities for the seam tapes market in the region.*Key Topics Covered:**1 Introduction*
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
    1.4 Currency Considered
    1.5 Unit Considered
    1.6 Stakeholders

    *2 Research Methodology*
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
    2.5 Limitations

    *3 Executive Summary*

    *4 Premium Insights*
    4.1 Developing Economies to Register High Growth in the Demand for Seam Tapes
    4.2 Seam Tapes Market, By Type
    4.3 Seam Tapes Market, By Backing Material
    4.4 Asia Pacific Seam Tapes Market, By Backing Material and Country
    4.5 Seam Tapes Market: Key Countries

    *5 Market Overview*
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
    5.2.1 Drivers
    5.2.1.1 Growing Sports and Outdoor Apparel Industry
    5.2.1.2 Increase in Demand for Protective Clothing and Accessories
    5.2.2 Opportunities
    5.2.2.1 Emerging Economies in the Asia Pacific
    5.2.3 Challenges
    5.2.3.1 Volatile Raw Material Prices
    5.3 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
    5.4 Production Process
    5.5 Substitutes of Seam Tapes

    *6 Seam Tapes Market, By Type*
    6.1 Seam Tapes Market, By Type
    6.2 Single-Layered
    6.2.1 Single-Layered Seam Tapes Find Application in Polyvinyl Chloride and Polyurethane Garments
    6.3 Multi-Layered
    6.3.1 Multi-Layered Segment to Be the Largest Segment of the Seam Tapes Market

    *7 Seam Tapes Market, By Backing Materials*
    7.1 Seam Tapes Market, By Backing Material
    7.2 Polyurethane
    7.2.1 Polyurethane to Be the Leading Backing Material in the Seam Tapes Market
    7.3 Polyvinyl Chloride
    7.3.1 Polyvinyl Chloride is Flexible, Transparent, Light, and Resistant to Water
    7.4 Others
    7.4.1 The Others Segment is Projected to Record the Lowest Growth Rate During the Forecast Period
    7.5 Tricot
    7.6 Non-Woven

    *8 Seam Tapes Market, By Region*

    *9 Competitive Landscape*
    9.1 Overview
    9.2 Market Ranking

    *10 Company Profiles*
    10.1 Bemis Associates
    10.2 Toray Industries
    10.3 Sealon
    10.4 Himel Corp.
    10.5 Loxy as
    10.6 Gerlinger Industries
    10.7 Essentra
    10.8 Ding Zing
    10.9 Adhesive Film
    10.10 San Chemicals
    10.11 Geo-Synthetics
    10.12 GCP Applied Technologies
    10.13 Traxx Corp.

    *11 End-Users of Seam Tapes*
    11.1 Adidas AG
    11.2 The North Face
    11.3 Ralph Lauren Corporation
    11.4 Under Armour
    11.5 Columbia Sportwear Company
    11.6 The Dishang Group
    11.7 Admiral Sportswear
    11.8 Ksa Polymer
    11.9 Heartland Textile
    11.10 Sattler AG
    11.11 Dick's Sporting Goods
    11.12 Mountain Warehouse LimitedFor more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rb8st6/seam_tapes?w=12

    Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

    CONTACT:
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    Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
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    For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
    For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
    For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
    Related Topics: Textiles, Adhesives and Sealants Reported by GlobeNewswire 39 minutes ago.

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    FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Technology Systems (GTS) today announced the availability of its suite of managed services for the company’s OEM customers: Test and Replace™, Battery Color Coding™ and Free Lithium Battery Recycling. GTS is the first-ever portable device battery manufacturer to offer post-manufacturing services to its customers, who can then offer these value-added services to their end-users.“Our goal is to provide our OEM customers with higher performing batteries and services that support the entire lifecycle of the battery,” said Larry Murray, CEO, GTS. “By offering our managed services to our OEM customers, we can increase their involvement in end-user replacement battery purchases and give them a new service-driven revenue stream.”

    GTS’ managed services cover the full lifecycle of rechargeable portable device batteries from design and engineering to post-manufacturing. Each service is designed for OEMs to enable their customers to increase portable operation productivity and efficiency, decrease overall battery cost and eliminate frustrations and safety concerns caused by bad batteries.

    GTS’ OEM managed services include:

    · *Test & Replace**™* – Easily and efficiently identify, remove and replace bad batteries using the GTS Tester and Mobile app onsite resulting in dramatic cost savings due to replacing batteries only when and where they are needed. Test & Replace also offers post-test management reports with actionable insights for future planning and budgeting purposes.
    · *Battery Color Coding**™* – Identify, replace, and recycle only aging batteries swiftly and efficiently by using a unique color each year instead of the traditional battery color, reducing the amount of bad batteries in circulation.
    · *Free Lithium Battery Recycling* – No-cost recycling program ensuring potentially dangerous Lithium batteries do not end up in landfills creating toxic waste. GTS’ Lithium battery recycling program offers a financial incentive for all participants, allowing customers to easily do their part to protect the planet.

    For nearly two decades, GTS has partnered with leading device manufacturers to develop custom power technologies for their next generation of portable devices. Its team of expert engineers is skilled in developing innovative power solutions, including high-quality batteries and chargers, that meet the unique needs of OEM customers. GTS provides critical advice and feedback on battery power design and manages its own manufacturing facilities, enabling a flexible supply chain and faster time-to-market. Due to its longtime relationship with Lithium cell manufacturers, GTS provides its clients with continuous access to the highest quality cells and components, even in times of scarcity.

    You can read the whitepaper on GTS’ OEM managed services, “New Solutions to Manage Portable Device Battery Power,” by clicking here.

    *About GTS*
    Global Technology Systems (GTS) is an innovator of mobile device batteries, chargers and power management solutions and services that lower cost of ownership and increase productivity. With outstanding performance and unmatched quality, the company’s batteries and power management solutions are trusted by leading retail organizations, logistics companies, government agencies, and public safety officials around the globe. GTS is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, has its engineering/design team based in West Palm Beach, Florida, and operates manufacturing and distribution centers across the U.S., Asia, and Europe. To learn more, visit http://www.gtspower.com, and follow on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. 

    *Media Contacts:*
    Jenna Beaucage, cell: 508-340-6851
    Michelle Allard McMahon, cell: 781-718-3248
    gts@rainierco.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 27 minutes ago.

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    The NPD Group revealed the winners of its third annual Consumer Electronics Industry Performance Awards during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) January 08, 2019

    Today, The NPD Group revealed the winners of its third annual Consumer Electronics Industry Performance Awards at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Awards were given to consumer electronics brands that achieved the top increase in market share in North America[1], according to NPD’s Retail Tracking Service, and the fastest turning brand per item in the U.S.[2], according to NPD’s Store-Level Enabled data.

    This year’s awards include a focus on e-commerce success, with honors given to brands that achieved the top increase in online market share[3], as well. These awards feature U.S. e-commerce insight from NPD’s Checkout service, based on information collected from more than three million consumers.

    “The technology industry is one of constant evolution and change, as new technologies and products make their way into our homes and lives. This is what makes it an energizing and rewarding industry to be a part of,” said Brad van Dillen, President, U.S. Consumer Technology practice, The NPD Group. “These awards recognize a few of the companies that have achieved success over the past year. Congratulations to all award winners – we wish you continued success in 2019.”

    [1] Based on dollar market share increase across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico
    [2] Based on weighted dollar velocity per item for brands with distribution in retailers that represent at least 10% of NPD tracked CE sales in the U.S.
    [3] Based on online dollar market share increase in the U.S.

    About The NPD Group, Inc.
    NPD offers data, industry expertise, and prescriptive analytics to help our clients grow their businesses in a changing world. Over 2000 companies worldwide rely on us to help them measure, predict, and improve performance across all channels, including brick-and-mortar and e-commerce. We have offices in 27 cities worldwide, with operations spanning the Americas, Europe, and APAC. Practice areas include apparel, appliances, automotive, beauty, books, B2B technology, consumer technology, e-commerce, fashion accessories, food consumption, foodservice, footwear, home, juvenile products, media entertainment, mobile, office supplies, retail, sports, toys, travel retail, games, and watches / jewelry. For more information, visit npd.com. Follow us on Twitter: @npdgroup and @npdtech.

    Checkout delivers the most comprehensive view of consumer purchase behavior for general merchandise categories, across all retailers over time, to help you understand how to adjust your marketing to fuel growth. Checkout E-commerce offers the most complete and accurate view of the online channel – 600+ e-commerce retailers including Amazon, Walmart, top industry specific retailers, direct-to-consumer and emerging players. Information is collected from more than 3 million consumers, through data provided by our partner Rakuten Intelligence and NPD’s own proprietary receipt-harvesting mobile phone app. Reported by PRWeb 34 minutes ago.

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    Altizon and AXISCADES partnership to focus on the Industry 4.0 needs of Aerospace, Automotive and Heavy Engineering

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. and BANGALORE, India (PRWEB) January 08, 2019

    Altizon, a global industrial IoT platform company addressing the manufacturing industries, today announced its partnership with AXISCADES, a leader in product engineering and high technology solutions, to help aerospace, automotive and heavy engineering customers build the ‘factory of the future’ through their combined smart manufacturing and digital transformation offerings.

    AXISCADES will be working directly with Altizon’s Datonis platform and products R&D group to design and build manufacturing applications that help manufacturers accelerate their Industry 4.0 journey including modernizing Asset Performance Management services and launching new business models for service delivery, among other processes. The companies plan to conduct joint sales and marketing campaigns in the North America region.

    Vinay Nathan, CEO, Altizon
    “At Altizon, we are scaling our capabilities to help drive digital transformations globally. By partnering with AXISCADES, we are helping manufacturers realize the ‘factory of the future’ today by offering our Industrial IoT technology suite complimented by AXISCADES deep manufacturing technology domain expertise – to gain deeper insights, make better decisions and to unlock new business value. Our joint offering will help ensure our clients’ Industry 4.0 journey is on a pathway to achieving measurable success.”

    Abhijit Chattopadhyay, VP Sales & Global Head Alliances, AXISCADES
    “We continue to expand and augment our engineering and manufacturing services with technology. Industry 4.0 is about new business models that could change the way any company designs, builds, manufactures & services its products. Given our deep understanding of product development and shop floor manufacturing, and Altizon’s capabilities, we are confident in leveraging these technologies to help our customers mature on their own industry 4.0 journey.”

    About AXISCADES
    AXISCADES is a preferred ER&D player today, working with some of the largest enterprises today in the discrete manufacturing space. Their proven domain understanding in this space, having worked as an engineering and manufacturing services provider, clearly makes them the partner of choice for digitizing activities at the shop floor and helping their customers adopt industry 4.0 technologies better. Headquartered in Bangalore, AXISCADES has 14 engineering centers worldwide including North America, Europe, and Asia. The company recently announced setting up a new Digital- COE in Pune which will house its key technology stacks around Industrial IOT, Augmented Reality, Product Lifecycle Management, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to name a few.

    About Altizon
    Altizon is the industrial IoT company. It empowers Industrial Digital Revolutions globally by helping enterprises use machine data to drive business decisions. With a global footprint of over 100 enterprise users, Altizon is a leading Industrial IOT platform provider as recognized by Forrester, Frost & Sullivan, VDC Research, BCG, and most recently by Gartner in its Magic Quadrant for IIoT Platforms. For more info: http://www.altizon.com

    PR Contacts:

    Abhijit Mhetre
    VP Marketing, Altizon
    abhijit_mhetre(at)altizon(dot)com

    and

    Ilona Mohacsi
    PenVine for Altizon
    ilonam(at)penvine(dot)com
    +1 631 764 3729 Reported by PRWeb 34 minutes ago.

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    Audi plans to switch on HERE Real-Time Traffic for its drivers. They will be the first to benefit from innovative features such as lane-level traffic conditions on arterial roads - especially useful when journeys include busy left turns and highway exit ramps

    Las Vegas, CES 2019 - HERE Technologies today announced that it has been selected by Audi as its traffic data provider for all new models sold across North America and Europe, starting in the first half of 2019.

    The multi-year agreement for the HERE Real-Time Traffic service will see HERE provide Audi with traffic data in these two regions for the first time, giving drivers up-to-the-minute information about road conditions and incidents. The agreement also extends to Volkswagen Group sister brands Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Porsche.

    "This is a landmark win for HERE Technologies and underscores how far we've advanced our traffic service in the last three years," said Peter Kürpick, Chief Platform Officer at HERE Technologies. "Drivers will enjoy innovative features such as lane-level traffic flow and incident data as well as benefit from our sustained investment in quality. All parties competing for this contract were subjected to extensive ground truth testing of their data, and we're delighted to have come out on top. This is fantastic momentum as we further scale our traffic service to enhance driving enjoyment for millions."

    Audi models shipping later in 2019 and beyond will benefit from several powerful new features from HERE. These will provide predictive traffic forecasts as well as information about lane closures and traffic flow for specific lanes on arterial roads, including high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes.

    Audi plans to enable HERE Real-Time Traffic not only for new models. In North America, all Audi vehicles already on the road and equipped with an active Audi Connect® subscription will benefit from the service. In Europe, selected models already on the road will benefit.

    HERE Real-Time Traffic aggregates and analyzes data from a sophisticated mix of sources, including high-quality rich vehicle sensor data from competing automotive brands. The result is best-in-class accuracy in depiction of real-world traffic conditions, and a smarter and safer driving experience.

    *Media Contacts: *
    Jordan Stark
    +1 312 316 4537 
    jordan.stark@here.com

    Dr. Sebastian Kurme
    +49 173 515 3549 
    sebastian.kurme@here.com

    *About HERE Technologies*
    HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes - from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit http://360.here.com and www.here.com.

    *Attachment*

    · IMAGE_HERE Real-Time Traffic.jpg Reported by GlobeNewswire 27 minutes ago.

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    Dozens of rallies are planned in British Columbia, across Canada and as far away as Europe to support pipeline protesters arrested in northwestern B.C. Reported by CTV News 20 minutes ago.

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    The European Union on Tuesday froze the assets of an Iranian intelligence unit and two of its staff, as the Netherlands accused Iran of two killings on its soil and joined France and Denmark in alleging Tehran plotted other attacks in Europe. Reported by Reuters 7 minutes ago.

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    Dublin, Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global and China Automotive MLCC Industry Report, 2018-2023" report has been added to *ResearchAndMarkets.com's* offering.

    In the automotive sector, MLCC is generally used in power system, safety system, comfort system, entertainment system and so forth. That intelligent driving functions prevail in cars brings strong demand for MLCC. As the intelligentization, networking and electrification of vehicles is galloping, it is expected by industry insiders that MLCC use in cars will soar by folds. In the era of intelligent connected battery electric vehicle (BEV), a single vehicle requires as 6 times MLCCs as that for a current common internal combustion engine.

    In recent years, electrification of cars is gathering momentum worldwide, and battery electric vehicle (BEV) output keeps soaring year after year, coupled with a steady rise in output of hybrids/PHEVs and smart fuel-efficient models as well as common internal combustion engines going intelligent, all of which serve as a spur to the demand for MLCC. As estimated, the Chinese market size of automotive MLCC will report RMB19.053 billion in 2023 (as compared with RMB6.044 billion in 2017), showing a CAGR of 21.1% between 2017 and 2023.

    The well-known automotive MLCC vendors are mainly from Japan, South Korea, Europe & America, and Taiwan (China), of which Japanese companies consist of Murata, TDK, Taiyo Yuden, Kyocera, etc.; South Korean peer refers to Samsung Electro-Mechanics; and Taiwanese counterparts are Yageo and Walsin Technology.

    Currently, Murata is the vendor boasting the most market shares worldwide (29%; about 40% in the automotive MLCC market), with the production capacity of 960 billion units/year for the moment. Murata has slashed production of low-end MLCC and related delivery has drawn to an end over the past two years. In 2018, Murata invested $660 million for expanding production of MLCC for medical and automotive use and mass-production is anticipated in 2019.

    Samsung Electro-Mechanics has sprung up and has been in the second place worldwide since it outperformed Japan-based TDK in 2009. Impacted by the explosion of Samsung NOTE7, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has tightened control on the quality of products and cut shipments over the recent years, while it planned to invest the additional 10 billion units/month MLCC for cars and 5G products.

    TDK canceled product orders involving 700 million MLCCs in 360 models in 2017, and has transferred to focus on medium- and high-end products.

    Chinese MLCC vendors has been developing apace over the recent years but are still engaged in supply for consumer electronics. Few companies like Fenghua Advanced Technology have rolled out the products in line with AEC-Q200 criterion. Due to weak strength, Chinese players are still hard to pose a threat to the MLCC giants from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan (China).

    *The report highlights the following:*

    · MLCC industry overview (definition, classification, policies, etc.);
    · Global and China MLCC markets (market size, production capacity, industrial chains, competitive landscape, etc.);
    · Global and China automotive MLCC markets (market size, production capacity, competitive pattern, etc.);
    · Eleven automotive MLCC vendors including Murata, Samsung Electro-Mechanics, Kyocera, Taiyo Yuden, TDK, KEMET, Fenghua Advanced Technology, Walsin Technology, Yageo, HolyStone and Chemi-Con (profile, financials, hit products, R&D, manufacturing bases, technical features, etc.);
    · Eight manufacturers in the upstream of MLCC, including Sakai Chemical Industry, Ferro, Prosperities Dielectrics, Shandong Sinocera Functional Material, Nippon Chemical Industrial, SHOEI, Sumitomo Metal Industries, and ESL.

    *Key Topics Covered:*

    *1 Definition and Classification of MLCC*
    1.1 Capacitor
    1.1.1 Classification of Capacitors
    1.1.2 Comparison between Capacitors
    1.1.3 Trend for Market Share of Various Capacitors
    1.2 MLCC
    1.2.1 Classification of MLCC
    1.2.2 MLCC Fabrication Process
    1.2.3 MLCC Models
    1.3 Development Trend

    *2 MLCC Market As a Whole*
    2.1 MLCC Market
    2.1.1 Global MLCC Market Size
    2.1.2 Chinese MLCC Market Size
    2.2 MLCC Capacity & Competition
    2.2.1 Top Ten MLCC Vendors
    2.2.2 Competitive Landscape
    2.2.3 Market Share
    2.2.4 Production Expansion Plans of Key Vendors
    2.2.5 Presence of Key Vendors in China
    2.3 MLCC Price
    2.3.1 Causes for MLCC Price Change
    2.4 MLCC Industry Chain
    2.4.1 Upstream Materials
    2.4.2 Downstream Market Segments
    2.4.3 MLCC for Consumer Electronics
    2.4.4 MLCC for Industrial Use

    *3 Automotive MLCC Market*
    3.1 Key Passive Components Used in Vehicle
    3.2 Vehicle Systems' Demand for MLCC
    3.3 Automotive MLCC Market Size
    3.4 Tendency of Automotive Demand for MLCC
    3.5 Automotive MLCC Layout of MLCC Giants

    *4 MLCC Vendors*
    4.1 Murata
    4.2 Samsung Electro-Mechanics
    4.3 TDK
    4.4 KYOCERA
    4.5 Taiyo Yuden
    4.6 KEMET
    4.7 Walsin Technology
    4.8 YAGEO
    4.9 HolyStone
    4.10 Fenghua Advanced Technology
    4.11 Nippon Chemic-Con

    *5 Manufacturers of MLCC-related Materials*
    5.1 Sakai Chemical Industry
    5.2 Ferro
    5.3 Prosperities Dielectrics Co., Ltd.
    5.4 Shandong Sinocera Functional Material Co., Ltd.
    5.5 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd.
    5.6 SHOEI
    5.7 Sumitomo Metal Industries
    5.8 Noritake

    For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ttzjtf/global_and_china?w=12

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    Two Senior In-House Counsel Join the Lex Mundi Client Advisory Council

    HOUSTON (PRWEB) January 08, 2019

    Lex Mundi is pleased to welcome two new members to its Client Advisory Council:· Donny Ching, Legal Director, Royal Dutch Shell plc; and
    · Francisco Hernandez-Castillo, Corporate Vice President and General Counsel, Mexichem.

    This distinguished group of senior in-house counsel from some of the world’s leading companies provides advice and guidance that enhance the ability of Lex Mundi member firms to serve their clients better and to meet the needs of in-house counsel.

    These new members join an eminent group of existing Client Advisory Council members:· Martin Cooke, General Counsel and Group Company Secretary, The Edrington Group Limited;
    · Paul Kaleta, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, First Solar;
    · Dyann L. Kostello, Group Vice-President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.;
    · Shuva Mandal, Group General Counsel, Tata Sons Limited;
    · Jeff Melucci, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Kimberly-Clark;
    · Nicola Verdicchio, Chief Legal Officer, Pirelli & C. S.p.A.;
    · Arne Wittig, Group General Counsel and Head of Legal, thyssenkrupp AG; and
    · Loretta Yuen, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Head of Group Legal & Regulatory Compliance, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited.

    Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi, comments, "Our Client Advisory Council is an extremely valuable resource for Lex Mundi and its member firms. With the addition of Donny and Francisco we increase the experience and expertise available through the Council to help guide our World Ready network in finding the best ways for in-house counsel and outside counsel to work together."

    Complete information on the members and activities of Lex Mundi’s Client Advisory Council can be found on the Lex Mundi web site at: https://www.lexmundi.com/lexmundi/Client_Advisory_Council.asp.

    About Lex Mundi
    Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.

    Through close collaboration, information-sharing, training and inter-firm initiatives, the Lex Mundi network is an assurance of connected, on-the ground expertise in every market in which a client needs to operate. Through its global service platform, Lex Mundi members are able to handle seamlessly their clients’ most challenging cross-border transactions and disputes.

    Member law firms are located throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and North America. Through Lex Mundi’s nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, members also provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe.

    For more information, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com and http://www.lexmundiprobono.org. Reported by PRWeb 3 minutes ago.

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    Brightspace will Deliver Courses to US Healthcare Practitioners

    Kitchener, Waterloo , Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

    Innovative healthcare education provider Clinical Operation Solutions (COS) has chosen D2L’s Brightspace to provide education and training to healthcare professionals in hospitals and health care systems across the United States.  

    COS is a healthcare firm that works with hospitals and healthcare systems to achieve excellent patient care through operations consulting and a suite of education products and services. Through COS’s education programs, hospitals empower their nurses to continually improve quality of patient care, effectiveness and efficiency of the practice environment, and the quality of their lives.

    “We want to offer our clients the most efficient and flexible solutions possible — so we chose D2L because Brightspace has the functionality we were looking for and D2L was the most innovative of the LMS companies we considered,” said Dr. Lynn Peoples, COS Co-Founder. “D2L is known to be an LMS industry powerhouse and industry innovator — and Brightspace’s cloud-based platform is exactly what we need to help us meet our flexibility and mobility needs.  We are particularly excited about the launch of our New Graduate Residency Program which integrates new graduate registered nurses into hospitals.”

    Specifically, D2L’s Brightspace platform will support COS’s six Guiding Principles:

    · Evidenced-Based Curriculum – ease of content management and updating
    · Maximum Flexibility & Mobility – multi-device responsiveness
    · Cost-Effective Education – product support and server use
    · Respect for the Adult Learner – flexibility and mobility
    · Hospital-COS Partnership – ease of customization
    · Availability of Real-Time Data – evidenced-based decision making

    While COS is a new company, founded in 2018, its leadership has worked with more than 75 hospitals and healthcare systems across the United States. Their clients have included for-profit and not-for-profit organizations; small community hospitals and university systems; and urban and rural facilities.  They have helped their clients develop and implement strategies that align clinical operations with the organization’s strategic vision, achieving sustainable quality and financial outcomes.

    “Clinical Operation Solutions is excited to partner with D2L to help hospitals recruit, retain and develop expert nurses,” said Nina Green, COS Co-Founder. “The Brightspace learning platform will be key to providing programs that are cost-effective, client-customized, evidenced- based, and guided by expert nursing faculty that will encourage the registered nurse’s evolution from new graduate novice to expert nurse.”

    *ABOUT CLINICAL OPERATION SOLUTIONS*
    Clinical Operation Solutions leadership has worked with hospitals to achieve clinical operations excellence through onsite consultation and blended onsite and cloud-based education. Spanning 30 years, clients have included for-profit and not-for-profit organizations; small community hospitals and university systems; and urban and rural facilities.  They work with healthcare systems to develop and implement strategies that align clinical operations with the organization’s strategic vision, achieving sustainable quality and financial outcomes. Their newest offering is the New Graduate Transitional Residency Program developed to address the staggering 25% turnover among hospital RNs in their first year of work.  Learn more at https://clinopsol.com/.

    *ABOUT BRIGHTSPACE*
    Brightspace is a cloud-based learning platform that makes online and blended learning easy, flexible, and smart. Brightspace is a quantum leap beyond traditional Learning Management System (LMS) – it is easy to drag-and-drop content to create engaging courses, supports all mobile devices, has industry-leading up-time, and is built with accessibility in mind for all learners. Plus, Brightspace enables the future of learning with a gaming engine, adaptive learning, video management, intelligent agents, templated interactives for course design, full support for outcomes or competency-based learning, and actionable learning analytics.

    *ABOUT D2L
    *D2L believes learning is the foundation upon which all progress and achievement rests. Working closely with clients, D2L has transformed the way millions of people learn online and in the classroom. Learn more about D2L for schools, higher education and businesses at www.D2L.com.

    *D2L PRESS CONTACT*
    Erin Mills, Vice President Marketing, D2L Ltd, pr@d2l.com

    Twitter: @D2L
    © 2018 D2L Corporation.
    The D2L family of companies includes D2L Corporation, D2L Ltd, D2L Australia Pty Ltd, D2L Europe Ltd, D2L Asia Pte Ltd, and D2L Brasil Soluções de Tecnologia para Educação Ltda.
    All D2L marks are trademarks of D2L Corporation. Please visit D2L.com/trademarks for a list of D2L marks. Reported by GlobeNewswire 6 minutes ago.

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    Padraig Harrington: Europe name Irishman as 2020 Ryder Cup captain Ireland's Padraig Harrington will captain Europe at the 2020 Ryder Cup when they defend the trophy in Wisconsin. Reported by BBC Sport 13 hours ago.

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    Padraig Harrington will captain Europe in the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, it has been announced. Reported by Independent 13 hours ago.

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    Padraig Harrington has been named as Europe’s captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup, which will take place at Whistling Straits, Wisconsin next September. The three-time major winner succeeds Thomas Bjorn in the role, four months after the Dane skippered Europe to victory in the 2018 edition of the tournament. Harrington has served as vice-captain in each […] Reported by talkSPORT 13 hours ago.

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