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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 344

Posts Tagged ‘Kiev’

Preply announces a new opening in Barcelona

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 ottobre 2018

Kiev. Preply, a leading online language learning platform with more than 10.000 registered tutors around the world, teaching 40 languages to over 100.000 users across 160 countries, announces the opening of a new office in Barcelona, Spain, in January 2019 with the ambition to create 100 new job positions, taking advantage of the great talent present in Catalunya. Founded in 2012, with offices in Kiev and Berlin, Preply has customer from more than 160 countries and the main focus of the team is on the US, LATAM, Germany and UK markets. The opening of a new office in the Catalan region will be key to the development of a successful overall marketing strategy, positioning the company at a global scale, consolidating its leadership as private language tutoring platform.
While North America is expected to generate over $38B in revenue by 202, the online tutoring market within the European region is expected to exceed $46B. A considerable growth is expected also in the APAC region, that was growing at a CAGR of +15% in the last 2 years. According to the analysts, the global online tutoring market will register a compounded average growth rate of 14% by 2022. Here is the path were Preply is placing its next steps, thanks to a strong expertise and a community already enjoying the incomparable benefits of the e-tutoring, from the teacher’s availability, the selection of professionals across the world, the convenience and accessibility related to learning from home and the advantages of a solid technology.As VP of Growth, she led the growth strategy of the UK-based travel giant Skyscanner for 8 years from being employee number 34 until being acquired for 1.4B GBP and having over 1.000 employees, supporting its international market development across the world, from the European to the North American and the APAC markets, where she was running the regional office in Singapore – APAC became the fastest growing region under her leadership.An internationally recognized ‘woman in tech’, international speaker and a change management leader, Yara will be in charge of the growth strategy at Preply. As Chief Growth Officer, she will be responsible to create a successful growth team, made by professionals ready to build the future of the company in terms of marketing, growth hacking, business development and market expansion and localisation.

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Mondiali calcio: Dua Lipa si esibirà alla finale di Kiev

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 Mag 2018

La Finale di quest’anno verrà disputata all’NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium di Kiev sabato 26 maggio, e verrà trasmessa in più di 220 Paesi nel mondo. UEFA e Pepsi® annunciano che sarà Dua Lipa l’artista musicale a esibirsi durante l’edizione 2018 della “UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony presented by Pepsi”. La pluripremiata cantante di ‘New Rules’ scenderà in campo per aiutare i fan di ogni angolo del globo a celebrare il proprio amore per il calcio e ad accrescere le proprie aspettative pochi minuti prima che l’evento sportivo più seguito al mondo ogni anno abbia inizio a Kiev, Ucraina, sabato 26 maggio.
Nel terzo anno della tanto attesa “UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony presented by Pepsi”, Dua Lipa salirà su un palco realmente globale, in cui i mondi della musica, dell’intrattenimento e dello sport si uniranno per offrire ai fan un’esperienza indimenticabile, siano essi presenti allo stadio o sintonizzati da casa. Dua Lipa, che detiene il primato come cantante femminile più giovane di sempre ad aver totalizzato un miliardo di visualizzazioni su YouTube, tuttora l’artista femminile più ascoltata al mondo su Spotify, eseguirà alcune hit estratte dal suo ultimo album, tra cui “IDGAF” e “New Rules”, disco di platino in diciotto Paesi. L’album della superstar globale ha venduto oltre 2.2 milioni di copie e 17 milioni di singoli in tutto il mondo.Dua Lipa ha dichiarato: “È stato un grande onore ricevere la richiesta a esibirmi alla ‘UEFA Champions League Final Opening Ceremony presented by Pepsi” da parte di UEFA e Pepsi – è una di quelle opportunità che capitano una volta nella vita. Non vedo l’ora di prendere parte a un evento così eccitante davanti ai miei fan – ho in programma uno spettacolo indimenticabile!”

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Russia and the West must allow Ukraine to resolve crisis

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 febbraio 2014

THE CRISIS in Ukraine has entered a new and dangerous phase. Although Ukraine is still some way from outright civil war, the absence of any sign of willingness on either side to step back and compromise is worrying, writes Professor Stefan Hedlund, Research Director at the Centre of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden in World Review. moscaMoscow is bent on ensuring Kiev does not sign any form of agreement with Brussels, which would mark the end of its own ambitions of restored status as a regional great power. The West in contrast is bent on precluding precisely this from happening.‘The real paradox of this game is that neither side appears to have any desire at all of actually integrating Ukraine,’ says Professor Hedlund. ‘The Ukrainian economy is now in such a terrible state, and Ukrainian politics so ridden with corruption and infighting, that neither of the two outside powers want anything to do with it.’The impact on Ukrainian politics of this internally inconsistent tug of war has been devastating. Successive governments have realised that playing Russia and Europe against each other is a winning strategy.‘The track record of broken promises and soured relations has now reached a point where outside interest in the future of the hapless country is just the overriding desire to prevent the other side from gaining the upper hand,’ he says.Only days before the bloodshed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned of disaster and called on both sides to effectively step back and allow Kiev to sort out its own mess.‘There is wisdom in this’, says Professor Hedlund. ‘Outside involvement has been part of the problem, not the solution’.
Meanwhile, the situation in Kiev is marked by what is best viewed as the last stand of the Yanukovych regime.

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PinchukArtCentre completed the Applications Procedure for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 Mag 2012

English: Dnepr river in Kiev

English: Dnepr river in Kiev (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kiev, Ukraine, The PinchukArtCentre has completed the application procedure for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize. Since February 6, 2012, the democratic application procedure has allowed more than 4 000 young artists from all continents, representing 134 countries, to apply. All art works were accepted strictly on-line. Just as in 2010, the most applications come from European artists. The second most active region is Asia. There has been a strong response from South America, Australia, Africa and Oceania, demonstrating how successfully the Prize has extended its global reach, involving artists from all different regions around the world. More than 50% of the artists are younger than 30 years old, and the proportion between male and female artists is almost equal. In total, applicants presented more than 21 000 works including all existing media: painting (5 941), graphics (755), drawing (1 500), installation (3 474), sculpture (2 482), photography (3 152), video (1 832), mixed technique (2 229).In addition, upon the completion of the application procedure for the Future Generation Art Prize, the PinchukArtCentre announces the members of the Selection Committee that will be considering the applications submitted for the competition. They have been chosen by the members of the Jury of the Prize, internationally renowned professionals in contemporary art.
The members of the International Selection Committee are:
Nathalie Bell – Independent Curator and Critic (USA) Proposed by: Massimiliano Gioni;
Suzanne Cotter – Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Curator for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project (USA) Proposed by: Nancy Spector;
Jacopo Crivelli Visconti – Independent Curator and Writer (Brazil) Proposed by: Agnaldo Farias;
Bjorn Geldhof – Artistic manager of the PinchukArtCentre (Ukraine)Proposed by: Eckhard Schneider;
Sally Lai – Director of Chinese Arts Centre (UK) Proposed by: Carol Yinghua Lu;
Eva Scharrer – Curatorial Researcher and writer for DOCUMENTA (13) (Germany)
Proposed by: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev;
Polly Staple – Director, Chisenhale Gallery (UK)Proposed by: Hans Ulrich Obrist. The Selection Committee will nominate a final shortlist of twenty artists that will be announced on June, 2012. Ukrainian artist Nikita Kadan, winner of the national PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011, will be added to 20 shortlisted artists, bringing the total number of artists nominated for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 to 21.
The exhibition of 21 shortlisted artists will open at the PinchukArtCentre on October 27, 2012. The International Jury will come to Kyiv to select and announce the Future Generation Art Prize 2012 winners during the Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012.

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Ukraine Unveils New Airport in Donetsk

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 Mag 2012

Kyiv, Ukraine, (PRNewswire) Country officials open the renewed terminal at Donetsk international airport in Ukraine just in time for EURO 2012. The renewed airport boasts a seven-storey terminal capable of servicing up to 3,100 passengers per hour (previously – 700), reads the statement by Ukraine’s Infrastructure Ministry.
Donetsk airport recently introduced an artificial runway suitable for all types of airplanes, including the heavy Boeing 747 and Airbus A380. It boasts the tallest in the country 52 meter control tower. The International Civil Aviation Organization granted the airport the ICAO III A category, allowing it to accept landings at zero visibility conditions.
Ukrainian state budget contributed USD 758 million into the Donetsk airport reconstruction. Additionally, private investments and local budget funded the construction. Curiously, in November of 2011 the airport was named after renowned classical composer Serhiy Prokofiev, who originated from Donetsk.EURO 2012 triggered reconstruction works at Kyiv and Lviv airports, while Donetsk and Kharkiv ones were built from scratch. In 2012 western Ukrainian EURO 2012 host Lviv opened a new terminal. It services up to 2,100 persons per hour. Interestingly, Budapest airport has the channel capacity of 970 persons per hour (8.5 million a year).
The Airport in Kharkiv boasts a new 2.5 kilometer runway (allowing the airport to service Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 landings), renewed infrastructure, and a terminal. New terminal F at Boryspil airport in Kyiv has a waiting zone of 5,670 square meters and capacity of 2,400 passengers per hour. Comparably, the waiting area in Moscow’s Domodedovo airport is 2,900 square meters.Final renovations are under way at Kyiv airports Zhuliany and Boryspil. In May 2012 Zhuliany will get a new terminal with a total area of 14,270 square meters and channel capacity of 320 persons per hour. In June 2012 Boryspil will open additional terminal D, servicing over 20 planes at a time. Currently, Boryspil operates 62 percent of passenger traffic in the country.

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Ukrainian Medics Present Innovative Method to Treat Strabismus

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 febbraio 2012

Kyiv, Ukraine, (PRNewswire) The National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine reports that Ukrainian scientists presented a new way to treat strabismus. It allows for full eyesight restoration in those suffering from such medical condition. The method involves diagnosing and treating patients with strabismus using micro prism technology.
Ukraine’s head ophthalmologist Sergiy Rykov informed that the new method introduced by Ukrainian doctors decreases the number of surgeries needed in case of strabismus to only one, while previously two to three operations were normally executed in order to restore binocular vision. The innovative method involves using custom made binoculars on strabismus patients. Diagnostic set for treating strabismus – optical compensators KK-42 – ensued from collaboration of several Ukrainian medical research institutions. The set significantly decreases the need for surgery and allows for 100 percent binocular vision restoration. The cost of binoculars made using the new technology varies between USD 37.5 and 75, depending on lens sophistication. Compensators consist of 42 Fresnel lenses (optical devices that appear to be a single piece of glass but actually are comprised of a great number of smaller prisms).The KK-42 set has been tested in Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine, and received an overwhelmingly positive feedback at every testing institution. At the moment KK-42 is cleared by Ukrainian authorities for usage in medical practice and is ready for industrial manufacturing. The National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine plans to prepare a motion to the Ukrainian government for inclusion of a directive on manufacturing and provision of the set to all relevant medical institutions in the country to the National Program Health 2020. Ukrainian Dimension.
Ukrainian ophthalmological tradition goes back to the achievements of Vladimir Filatov (1875-1956). The scientist and medical practitioner is known around the world for his significant contribution to medical science and practice, firstly due to his introduction of tissue therapy. The founder of one of the leading eye care institutes in the world – The Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases & Tissue Therapy in Odessa, southern Ukraine, – he invented the tube flap grafting method, was the first to successfully carry out corneal transplantation (keratoplasty), and presented the revolutionary preservation of grafts from cadaver eyes (the technique allows to include cornea to postmortem donorship options list)

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