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Cliff diving enters era of equality and unveils three brand-new locations for 2020

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 gennaio 2020

Entering its 12th year, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is back with eight exciting locations around the globe for an equalized athletes’ roster of 18 nationalities. With three brand new locations, the youngest ever permanent diver and the same standards for the men and women, the World Series progresses into a new decade. Featuring reigning champions Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (GBR), the sport that combines acrobatic free falls from up to 27m and speeds in excess of 85km/h, returns reformed following a record-breaking season.Pure concentration, perfect skill and physical control are the mandatory components in the athletes’ quest for the glorious King Kahekili Trophy. At venues ranging from natural wonders and visual feasts to historic sites and untouched waters across four continents, this rapidly progressing sport will push the boundaries again in 2020 and produce two new champions during eight tough and testing competitions.New to the tour this year is Bali, Indonesia, Norway’s capital Oslo and Australia. It’s going to be an emotional highlight when reigning and 4-time women’s World Series champion Iffland returns home to round off the season for the first time ever in Sydney Harbour.However, before the divers get to experience this special atmosphere, the world-class athletes of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series launch themselves from heights of 27m (men) and 21m (women), hitting the water less than three seconds later, also in crowd classics like France, USA, Italy, Portugal, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina.The season’s first dives from nearly three times the height of the Olympic platform take place in one of the world’s most exotic settings in a brand-new location in beautiful Bali, where the men and women will get to showcase their skills in two paradisiacal spots – Aling Aling Canyon & Nusa Penida.Following the lush greenery and pure white sands of Indonesia, a World Series favourite makes a welcome return to the calendar: La Rochelle, France. For the first-time ever the women will get to experience this daunting venue in the Bay of Biscay, where the former defence tower of Saint Nicolas already served as the inaugural launchpad at the very first stop in 2009.The placid waters surrounding Possum Kingdom Lake’s Hell’s Gate will once again be beautifully disturbed end of June when thousands of fans on boats, kayaks and paddleboards meet for a sporting lake party.Back in Europe, the athletes return to the venue where houses rise from the rocks and 70,000 passionate fans await in Polignano a Mare in the very south of Italy. From the private roof-top on the cliffs, the World Series travels to an iceberg-look alike roof top at the head of the Oslo fjord. When the platforms are mounted on the Oslo Opera House, the 24 athletes will compete in the Norwegian capital for the first time ever.No location on the planet has welcomed the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on more occasions than the phenomenal rocks of Portugal’s Azores islands. For its 9th consecutive year as host, this typically mid-season stop could have some added spice due its rare scheduling in the business end of the season. A September date is the latest ever in the mid-Atlantic spot, and tiring limbs and minds will be tested to the limit by the natural and often unforgiving conditions, as the divers battle for crucial championship points.The drama continues in Mostar, when the historic Stari Most plays host to the penultimate stop of the season, a crucial point at which pressure can make or break an athlete’s season. Last year, Hunt and Iffland secured their titles here, while Constantin Popovici (ROU) scored five 10s for a perfect dive.Following seven months of exciting action around the globe, the 2020 World Series concludes with a first-ever visit to Australia, where two champions will be crowned in front of thousands of enthusiastic fans at Sydney Harbour. All eyes will be on the sport’s most decorated athlete, Rhiannan Iffland, who will be hoping for a majestic homecoming, while the men’s title tussle will also be settled from the purpose-built 27 metre platform in the middle of the harbour.As 2020 kicks off, the World Series enters a new era when the same number of male and female athletes have permanent status (8) and they follow the same competition format as well as a whole new generation of athletes pushes into the World Series.Although 8-time champion Gary Hunt from England is the one to catch, sports director Greg Louganis believes that it’s all up for grabs this season in the men’s as established divers up their game steadily and newcomers jump on the podium on a regular basis. With two new permanent divers in the women’s division – Colombia’s Maria Paula Quintero, the first teenager to secure a permanent spot, and Iris Schmidbauer from Germany – competition will fierce up for undefeated champion Iffland as well.

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Contract Research Organization PharPoint Research Expands Footprint in NC Locations

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 agosto 2019

PharPoint Research Inc., a contract research organization (CRO) focused on bringing pharmaceutical and biotechnological products to market through a range of services, announced it is expanding offices in both Durham and Wilmington, North Carolina. These expansions will accommodate the company’s accelerated growth in global clinical research and consulting services and is set to bring new jobs to Durham and Wilmington as PharPoint continues to grow its diverse talent pool.PharPoint’s Durham location has obtained an additional 6,925 square feet, now occupying the entirety of the over 22,000 square foot first floor in the Central Park South building at 5003 S. Miami Boulevard.PharPoint’s Wilmington office has obtained an additional 2,547 square feet, now occupying over 8,600 square feet.“Additional space was required as PharPoint Research expands our services and clients,” said Art Holmes, PharPoint Research’s President and CEO. “North Carolina is rich with talent from its roots as a pharmaceutical hub. With excellent local universities expanding their clinical research curriculums, we remain committed to expanding our current offices in both Research Triangle Park and Wilmington. These expansions represent a commitment to both our customers and our staff. Our growth is a direct result of the long-lasting relationships we foster with our clients.” Over the past few years, PharPoint Research’s staff has rapidly grown in response to the company’s increased presence in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. At present, PharPoint Research staffs over 100 employees in their two North Carolina offices.

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The VOID Adds Three New Locations

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 luglio 2019

The VOID, the critically acclaimed global leader in immersive virtual reality experiences announced today the opening of three new locations this summer at The Battery Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga.; Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minn.; and Tyson’s Corner, Washington, D.C.With partnerships across world-class companies, The VOID utilizes cutting edge technology and IP from Hollywood’s best studios and storytellers, to mark a new frontier in the future of interactive entertainment and storytelling taking hold in cities across the world.Currently, The VOID has 11 locations globally located in: Cinemark West Plano, Plano, Tx.; Downtown Disney, Anaheim, Calif.; Disney Springs, Orlando, Fla.; Glendale Galleria, Glendale, Calif.; Grand Canal Shoppes in The Venetian and The Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev.; Hub Zero, City Walk, Dubai, U.A.E; The Rec Room at Square One, Mississauga, Ont.; The Rec Room Toronto Roundhouse, Toronto, Ont.; The Rec Room West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alta.; Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Calif.; and Resorts World Genting, Pahang Darul Markmur, Malaysia.Locations opening this summer mark the beginning of rapid growth and continued expansion for The VOID. The locations will be launching with Star WarsTM: Secrets of the Empire, the award-winning experience by ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm and Ralph Breaks VR by ILMxLAB created in collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The VOID continues to pave the way as the future of entertainment with the launch of new locations, strategic partnerships, and exclusive content through 2019 and 2020. For more information, visit: http://www.thevoid.com.

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TransPerfect Adds Two New US Locations in Hartford and Tampa

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 marzo 2019

TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced its two newest office openings: Hartford, Connecticut and Tampa, Florida.With the addition of these two locations, TransPerfect now maintains physical offices in 50 cities in the Americas in addition to its 50+ offices across more than 30 countries worldwide.Hartford is the headquarters location for Fortune 500 members Aetna, Hartford Financial Services, and Eversource Energy. Other notable organizations like United Technologies, Stanley Black & Decker, and Carrier Corporation operate from Hartford suburbs.The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is home to prominent companies including Tech Data Corporation, Jabil, Inc., Raymond James Financial, and Publix Supermarkets.TransPerfect enjoys deep ties to both the tri-state region and to Florida. The company has been headquartered in New York City since its founding in 1992 and employs many Connecticut residents in its NYC offices and other tri-state locations. Clients based in Connecticut, including those in Hartford, have had local and in-person service since the company’s founding but will now benefit from an even more proximate location.The company’s Florida ties go even further back. TransPerfect President and CEO Phil Shawe graduated from the University of Florida, as did a number of key senior executives within the company.Shawe stated, “Our goal is to provide services that are global in scope, but local in delivery. We have significant clients headquartered in both Hartford and Tampa, and we’re excited to now be able to service them from local offices in each city.”

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London drops out of top ten most expensive business travel locations in the world

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 aprile 2018

Geneva is once again the most expensive location in Europe for business travellers according to research by global mobility experts, ECA International (ECA). On average, the total cost of a standard business trip to Geneva is GBP 554 a day, compared to GBP 448 in London.“Swiss cities once again dominate the most expensive places for business trips in Europe, with five different locations in the top ten,” said Simon Franklin, Daily Rates Manager at ECA International. “Switzerland has always been an expensive nation for business travel, and this year is no different as the Swiss franc has performed very strongly.”
Updated annually, ECA’s Daily Rates report reviews the average costs for hotel accommodation – which makes up the bulk of any daily allowance – as well as meals, drinks, laundry, taxi transport and daily essentials. This information is used by companies to determine daily expense allowances for staff undertaking international business travel.
London meanwhile has seen a drop in the rankings, as have all the UK locations included in the list. The UK capital has dropped out of the top ten most expensive locations in the world for business travel, overtaken by Monaco, Basel and Paris this year. London is now also in sixth place in Europe, down from third the year before.
New York is the only location in the world more expensive for business travel than Geneva. A business trip to New York costs GBP 611 a day on average.Franklin said: “The high demand for hotels in New York is reflected in the premium rate that rooms are currently charged at; averaging GBP 392 per night at a 4 hotel. The high cost of hotels and transport, as well as mandatory 15-20% tipping policies during meals out, contribute to the US city being the most expensive in the world for business travel.”
The price of hotels in London and Paris is much higher than anywhere in Europe, with the exception of some Swiss locations. A room in London costs on average GBP 334 per night in a 4* hotel, making it the 11th most expensive in the world, while Paris costs GBP 364, making it the 5th most expensive in the world.

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The global clean water crisis

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 novembre 2010

Boston Hult International Business School announced today that the theme of its 2nd annual Global Case Challenge is the global clean water crisis. In partnership with Water.org, an organization co-founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, the international case competition will crowd-source innovative ideas and solutions from the world’s top students across five international cities: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, and Shanghai. As a Clinton Global Initiative member, the Hult Global Case Challenge has committed to working with fellow CGI member Water.org to tackle one of the world’s most pressing social issues. Water.org was selected from among the 1,800 ‘Commitments to Action’ made by the world’s top organizations dedicated to world change. Water.org was chosen because of their pioneering efforts in the clean water space – including their innovative WaterCredit initiative, which facilitates small loans for water and sanitation access.
The winners of each Regional competition will move on to compete in an all-expense paid Global Final in New York City on April 30, 2011, co-hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative. At the final event, the participating teams will present their refined solutions to a world-class panel of executive judges. Water.org will receive a USD $1 million donation from Hult International Business School which may be used to help see the winning team’s solution implemented.   Applications to participate in this game-changing event are now being accepted and registration forms can be filled out on-line by visiting: http://www.hultglobalcasechallenge.com. Students have the option of competing at any of the five locations.

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Francesco Forgione: Mafia Export

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 gennaio 2010

Tutto il mondo ne parla Come ’Ndrangheta, Camorra e Cosa Nostra hanno colonizzato il mondo. Prima trattazione globale del made in Italy mafioso, completa delle mappe a colori della diffusione delle mafie italiane nel mondo e delle rotte della droga. The tentacles of mafia are spreading to the UK, as British cities become key locations in the mob’s vital money-laundering operations, According to Italy’s leading expert in organised crime, Francesco Forgione. «The Observer»: solo un brutto sogno? Francesco Forgione sa bene di cosa parla… Lo documentano le impressionanti cartine contenute nel suo libro Mafia Export da poco edito in Italia da Baldini Castoldi Dalai editore: una geografia del crimine organizzato. «Süddeutsche Zeitung»  Forgione’s book crisscrosses the globe and publishes for the first time various maps showing how individual mafia clans have divided their business in countries as diverse as Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela and Australia. «Adnkronos International» Francesco Forgione, ex presidente de la Comisión Parlamentaria Antimafia de Italia, advirtió que la captura o muerte de capos mexicanos del narcotráfico, como en los casos de Arturo Beltrán Leyva y Teodoro García Simental, tendrá poco impacto dentro de las organizaciones criminales,  ya que lo fundamental es neutrali zar su estructura económica y arraigo entre la población.

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Borsa internazionale delle locations

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 ottobre 2009

Roma 20 ottobre, alle 11, presso l’Auditorium Parco della Musica. “Ritengo che la presenza a Roma della Prima edizione della Borsa Internazionale delle Locations, sia un momento di particolare pregio per il nostro territorio: non si poteva trovare un luogo migliore, per cultura e tradizioni cinematografiche, per lanciare in Italia questo evento” quanto dichiara Claudio Bucci, Consigliere alla Regione Lazio, che presenzierà alla conferenza stampa di apertura della BIL  a Roma. “Credo fermamente che vi sia un filo che unisce la cinematografia al territorio e, di conseguenza, al suo rilancio turistico ed economico” continua Bucci “Connubio questo ancor più valido ed importante per una regione come il Lazio, che è stata protagonista di grandi produzioni, in particolare nel suo simbolo, la città di Roma, conosciuta nel mondo anche grazie alle immagini del grande schermo”. “Tutto ciò non può che avere delle ricadute positive di tipo economico, legate soprattutto al turismo: le affascinanti immagini dei film non possono che stimolare la curiosità da parte dello spettatore che vuole toccare con mano le meraviglie che il cinema gli propone” continua il Consigliere “Senza dimenticare che proprio il terziario è il punto di forza del nostro territorio, ma anche che tanto si può ancora fare in questo senso”. “A conferma di ciò, fui tra i primi promotori della Film Commission” conclude Bucci “organismo che sta ben operando sul territorio ad iniziare proprio dalla promozione di iniziative come quella che sarà presentata domani”.

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Berlin: the giants arrive

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 giugno 2009

Berliner Festspiele and the legendary French street theatre company Royal de Luxe will present a theatrical event in October on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On their journey through Berlin, the two giant marionettes measuring up to 15-meters high, the Little Giantess and the Big Giant, tell a fairytale of finding each other again after a long separation. The event takes place under the patronage of the cultural minister Bernd Neumann and comprises the main event celebrating German Unification Day. Royal de Luxe will enchant Berlin’s public with their enormous figures and will revive the emotions of 1989. Brigitte Fuerle, artistic director of spielzeit’europa, will present “The giants arrive – a fairytale for berlin” from 1 – 4 October open air and with free admission. At important locations throughout the German capital, such as the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden and the Rotes Rathaus (Red Town Hall), Royal de Luxe will tell a story particularly created for Berlin. Royal de Luxe have already presented the latest chapter of their enchanting giant stories in their hometown Nantes and have delighted hundreds of thousands of people with their enormous creatures. In this rehearsal for Berlin, Nante’s public witnessed the Big Giant’s first steps when he emerged as a deep sea diver from the waters of the Loire and then set off through the streets of the city in search of the Little Giantess. A structural feat lies behind the figures made of steel and wood: the Big Giant, who is moved by 30 red liveried “Lilliputians” (actors), is 15 meters high and weighs 25 tons. The Little Giantess is 7,50 meters tall and weighs a robust 13,5 tons. “A fascinating, poetic and technically demanding spectacle.” (dpa) http://www.riesen-in-berlin.de.

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Rencontres Internationales

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 aprile 2009

rencontresMadrid, April 16 – 25  Tabacalera – future National Centre for Visual Arts  Reina Sofia National Museum  CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de May  the Spanish Cinematheque  Auditorium of the Ministry of Culture. Following on from Paris in November and preceding Berlin in July, the 18th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, now in its third year in Madrid, will once again create a space for discovery and thought between new cinema and contemporary art at several prestigious locations of Madrid’s art scene: the Reina Sofia National Museum, the auditorium at the Ministry of Culture, the CA2M Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, the Spanish Cinematheque, and the Tabacalera – future National Centre for Visual Arts.  Singular in Europe due to the triangle formed between three of Europe’s main capitals, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid offer a rare insight into the numerous existing contemporary audio-visual practices. Cutting-edge cinema and documentaries, video art, multimedia installations, the Rencontres Internationales’ programme is the result of an extensive research process (from around 6500 submissions) inviting certain artists, key figures in the world of cinema and contemporary art. In the presence of 150 artists and directors from all over the world, this year’s festival offers an unprecedented international programme of 200 works from Spain, France, Germany, and 60 other countries, and brings together internationally-recognised artists and directors alongside young artists and directors presented in Madrid for the first time. Highlights include various film premie’res (over 30 screenings), an exhibition, and a series of round-table debates. (image rencontres)

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