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Pritzker Military Museum & Library Announces Finalists in International Design Competition for the Cold War Veterans Memorial

Somers, Wisconsin, Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In April 2021, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, located in Chicago, launched an international competition for the new Cold War Veterans Memorial to be built in Somers, Wisconsin. After reviewing an impressive number of inspiring design concepts, four finalists have been selected to advance to Stage II of the competition. The Cold War Veterans Memorial will be a critical piece of the Pritzker Archives and Memorial Park Center (PAMPC) currently under development.

“In missions on and off the battlefield, Americans of all stripes made immense sacrifices in defense of our national interest. They deserve to be recognized, and the weight of this era deserves to be understood. This Memorial will provide a place where their contributions are honored,” said Col. Jennifer Pritzker, Founder of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

The four finalists are representatives from the U.S., Italy, Japan, and Jordan. These individuals and groups achieved the highest scores against strict criteria, including individuality, relevance, and conceptualization. The design challenge was to provide a conceptual design for the Cold War Veterans Memorial that embraces the mission statement, exemplifies the guiding vision, and achieves the design goals. The finalists include:

  • INFINITE LIFE – Michele De Lucchi con Francesco Forcella (project architect), Nicholas Bewick, Junmei Liu, Emanuele Novembre, Guido Tarantola, Mayya Sargsyan of AMDL CIRCLE in Milan, Italy
    • Although this Memorial project was born out of the importance of respecting and honoring those that served during the Cold War period, we also see its relevance as a heroic symbol towards our continually evolving universe and the existence of human life.

For this reason, we have chosen not only the metaphor of infinity, by evoking the ‘Moebius Loop or Orbit’ in our design concept, but also to create an experience and place from which to think about our complex global interrelationships, in the hope that they can find a harmony that links every single person and preserves the physical environment in which we all live.

  • THE CONFLICT – Mai Abu-Shanab and Jalal  Al-Sadi of  m+j architect studio atelier in Amman, Jordan
    • This cold war memorial is intended to honor individuals and groups and give a permanent recognition to accomplishments, as quietly made, by countless individuals and groups as they pursued the expansion of freedom and democracy, creating a place for reflection and remembrance, inspiring the public to perceive freedom for centuries to come.
  • ORBITS OF TIME – Jenny Wu and Dwayne Oyler of Oyler Wu Collaborative in Los Angeles, California, USA
    • The proposed design envisions a memorial that embodies the ideals and mission of Memorial Park, making more tactile a context that can’t be measured in a single name or event: only in glimpses of history. Within these glimpses is layered a timeline of both personal and collective experiences emblematic of the Cold War – a paradigm that rebalances the interconnected narratives of American innovation and service.
  • ETERNAL CIRCULATION – Shinsaku Munemoto of Shinsaku Munemoto & Associates, Architects in Kyoto, Japan
    • This memorial intends to preserve the memories, records, and achievements of the veterans in perpetuity. By uncovering the layer of land, one space separates into two. The space of the “past” underneath meets the layers of the veterans’ work and time, where one can relive the veterans’ history and memories of the Cold War. The satellite dish formed above forges the “present” space to transmit the histories and memories. Through the hole opened in the unfolded land, the archive is seen, bridging the “past” records to the “present,” creating an ETERNAL CIRCULATION of education and communication.

“We were impressed by the number of inspiring design submissions that were received,” states Donald J. Stastny, FAIA, FAICP, FCIP, Competition Manager. “It wasn’t an easy decision, but we are very confident in the four finalists chosen to move forward. Their conceptual designs best embraced the mission and vision of the Memorial, and we can see them serve as an attraction for visitors.”

The Cold War Veterans Memorial’s guiding vision is to create permanent recognition that stimulates ongoing thought and study that honors American military members and civilians who served and sacrificed during the Cold War era (1945-1991). In line with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s mission, the Cold War Veterans Memorial aims to increase the public understanding of military history.

Stage II

In Stage II, the four groups of selected finalists will evolve their concepts for the Memorial and create more fully defined design concepts by late February 2022. Procedures in this stage include a virtual competition briefing, Q&A, mid-course review, and design exhibit.

The Competition Leadership Group will conduct an individual review of each design submittal and provide an advisory report of its findings to the Jury. The Jury will analyze each design and determine whether the integrity of the design concept embodied in the Stage I entry has been maintained in the Stage II design submittal and how it addresses the mission, vision, and design goals for the Memorial. The winning design will be announced publicly in March 2022.

View the finalists’ submissions here. All information on the design competition, including the design manual, Jury process, regulations, and schedule, can be found at coldwarveteransmemorial.org.

Pritzker Archives & Memorial Park Center

The PAMPC was created out of a need for additional space to house some of the circulating book collection and the archival collections of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and will be completed in phases over an estimated ten years.

The first phase of the project will include the Pritzker Military Archives Center to house the collections and provide workspace for the continued curation for future exhibits; Commercial Archives based on demand where private collectors, public institutions, and others may store their archives; a facility specializing in firearms education and training; a Community Green Space expertly landscaped with walking and biking paths; and the Cold War Veterans Memorial.

About the Cold War Veterans Memorial

In line with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s mission, the Cold War Veterans Memorial aims to increase the public understanding of military history. It will be a lasting tribute to the courage and tenacity found in the U.S. Armed Forces and civilian personnel who faithfully and honorably served during the Cold War era, September 2, 1945, to December 26, 1991. The Memorial will be a publicly accessible display where citizens can honor, reflect, and learn about the bravery and sacrifice displayed to further our country’s freedom. To learn more, visit www.coldwarveteransmemorial.org 

About Pritzker Archives & Memorial Park Center

Located in Somers, Wisconsin, The Pritzker Archives & Memorial Park Center supports the Pritzker Military Museum & Library’s mission of preserving the past, present, and future of the citizen soldier. This state-of-the-art archive center is a space to restore, preserve, and provide storage for collections that include books, artifacts, and other historical materials. Other components of the project include a 9,687 square-foot Gallery that will display exhibits drawing from the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago, Commercial Archives, a facility specializing in firearms education and training, Cold War Veterans Memorial, and community green space. To learn more, visit www.pritzkerarchivespark.com.

 

About the Pritzker Military Museum & Library

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library aims to increase the public’s understanding of military history, military affairs and national security by providing a forum for the study and exploration of our military – past, present, and future – with a specific focus on their stories, sacrifices, and values. With national and global reach, these spaces and events aim to share the stories of those who served and their contributions as citizen soldiers, helping citizens everywhere appreciate the relationship between the armed forces and the civilians whose freedoms they protect. A non-governmental, non-partisan organization, the Museum & Library features diverse collections, scholarly initiatives, and public programs from its flagship center in downtown Chicago to its world-class research center and park currently under construction in Somers, Wisconsin.

Erika Davis
Pritzker Archives & Memorial Park Center 
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Bermuda Stock Exchange Begins Publishing MIAX Pearl Equities Market Data to the Pyth Network

PRINCETON, N.J. and HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — MIAX®, creator and operator of high-performance securities exchanges, products and services, today announced that the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSXTM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Miami International Holdings, Inc., the parent company of MIAX, has successfully commenced publishing MIAX Pearl EquitiesTM market data for 10 actively traded U.S. companies to the Pyth Network.  This is the first initiative by BSX to provide high fidelity data to the Pyth Network.  Bermuda is recognized as having a strong fintech and digital regulatory framework created by the Bermuda Government with the passage of the Digital Asset Business Act of 2018 (DABA).

MIAX Pearl Equities market data is among the first U.S. equities exchange market data provided to the Pyth Network and was first published to the Pyth Network on September 13, 2021. BSX is publishing market data based on MIAX Pearl Equities top of book for selected symbols which is conflated and submitted to the Pyth Network at 400ms intervals to adhere to the requirements of the network.

“BSX is delighted to begin publishing MIAX Pearl Equities market data to the Pyth Network and anticipates we will quickly expand the breadth of data we are publishing to the network,” said Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman of BSX and Chairman & CEO of MIAX.  “Publishing high fidelity U.S. equity market data to the Pyth Network represents a critical initiative to participate in a market data oracle designed to support the DeFi markets of tomorrow.”

The initial set of 10 companies being published to the Pyth Network include Apple Inc. (AAPL), AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (AMC), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN),  General Electric Inc. (GE), Game Stop Inc. (GME), Google Inc. (GOOG), Netflix Inc. (NFLX), Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 ETF (QQQ), SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) and Tesla Inc. (TSLA).

Dave Olsen, President and Chief Investment Officer at Jump Trading Group, added, “The success of the Pyth Network is closely aligned with the quality of the market data being published to the oracle. The addition of MIAX Pearl Equities market data represents a critical inflection point for the Pyth Network as the availability of high fidelity market data from U.S. equities exchanges is unprecedented in DeFi.”

Corporate Communications Contacts:

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About MIAX
MIAX’s parent holding company, Miami International Holdings, Inc., owns Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX Pearl®), MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald®), the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX), and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX).

MIAX, MIAX Pearl and MIAX Emerald are national securities exchanges registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that leverage MIAX’s industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide U.S. listed options trading to their member firms. MIAX serves as the exclusive exchange venue for cash-settled options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY). In addition to options, MIAX Pearl facilitates the trading of cash equities through MIAX Pearl Equities™.

MGEX is a registered exchange with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a Notice Registered Securities Futures Product Exchange with the SEC. MGEX serves as the exclusive market for a variety of products, including Hard Red Spring Wheat and SPIKES Futures. In addition, MGEX is a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) under the CFTC, providing DCM, DCO and cash market services in an array of asset classes.

BSX is a leading electronic international securities market regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) specializing in the listing and trading of capital market instruments such as equities, debt issues, funds, hedge funds, derivative warrants and insurance linked securities. A full member of the World Federation of Exchanges and affiliate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the BSX is globally recognized, including by the SEC.

MIAX’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL, Minneapolis, MN, and Hamilton, Bermuda.

To learn more about MIAX visit www.MIAXOptions.com.

To learn more about MGEX visit www.mgex.com.

To learn more about the BSX visit www.BSX.com.

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Resonance Consultancy Reveals The World’s Best Cities

Resonance Consultancy today announced the world’s 100 top-performing cities in their annual World’s Best Cities Report.

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Resonance is a leading advisor in tourism, real estate and economic development and its Best Cities rankings quantify and benchmark the relative quality of place, reputation and competitive identity for the world’s principal cities with metropolitan populations 1 million+. They are lauded as the world’s most thorough city ranking, based on original methodology that analyzes key statistics as well as user-generated reviews and online activity in channels such as Google, Facebook and Instagram.

The 2021 World’s Best Cities Report, created by Resonance Consultancy, is the latest edition of the most comprehensive city ranking on the planet. For the full report and all 100 city ranking, go to  www.BestCities.org. Learn more about Resonance Consultancy at ResonanceCo.com.

“The World’s Best Cities rankings benchmark the overall performance of more than 400 cities around the world based on a wide variety of measures in order to identify the top 100 places to live, visit and invest,” says Resonance President & CEO Chris Fair.

The overall Best Cities rankings are determined by analyzing the performance of each city for a wide range of factors that have historically shown positive correlations with attracting employment, investment and/or visitors to cities.

Based on each city’s performance in the 24 factors analyzed, these are the World’s Best Cities for 2021:

  1. London, England
  2. Paris, France
  3. New York City, USA
  4. Moscow, Russia
  5. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  6. Tokyo, Japan
  7. Singapore, Republic of Singapore
  8. Los Angeles, USA
  9. Barcelona, Spain
  10. Madrid, Spain

The full ranking is available at BestCities.org/Reports/2021-Worlds-Best-Cities/

And why does a ranking of the world’s cities matter now?

“The data collected for this year’s rankings provides a snapshot of which cities are best positioned to recover, and even thrive, in the years ahead,” says Fair.

About Resonance Consultancy

Resonance is a global consultancy of strategic and creative place makers. As leading advisors in real estate, tourism and economic development, Resonance combines expertise in research, strategy, branding and communications to make destinations, cities and developments more valuable and more vibrant. ResonanceCo.com

About BestCities.org

Best Cities is the home of Resonance’s exclusive ranking of the world’s top urban destinations. The data is used by leading news outlets and Bloomberg calls it “The most comprehensive study of its kind; it identifies cities that are most desirable for locals, visitors, and businesspeople alike, rather than simply looking at livability or tourism appeal.” BestCities.org | #BestCities

Contact: Michelle Lan, Resonance Consultancy, +1-604-788-8579, michelle@resonanceco.com

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‫ماجد الفطيم للعقارات تختار Newgen لأتمتة السجلات والوثائق على نطاق الشركة

الإمارات العربية المتحدة- شركة مقرها الإمارات العربية المتحدة لنشر نظام إدارة الملفات من Newgen  لتسريع التحول الرقمي.

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 21/سبتمبر/2021/ PRNewswire/– يسر شركة Newgen  للبرمجيات -المزود العالمي لمنصة التحول الرقمي- أن تعلن أن شركة ماجد الفطيم الكائنة في دبي قد اختارت Newgen  لرقمنة سجلاتها ووثائقها، كجزء من مبادرتها الهادفة إلى التحول الرقمي الاستراتيجي على نطاق المؤسسة.

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سوف تستخدم ماجد الفطيم للعقارات نظام إدارة الوثائق التابع ل

Newgen

– الذي يمثل جزءً من منصة خدمات المحتوى السياقي- لإدارة سجلات الأعمال المهمة مع الحفاظ على الأمن وضمان الامتثال التنظيمي. ستساعد

Newgen

الشركة على بناء مستودع مركزي لتمكين سهولة الوصول الآمن عن بعد للمحتوى. سوف يضمن هذاالإجراء إدارة شاملة لمحتوى المؤسسة بدءً من الإنشاء وحتى التخلص من الوثائق، وبالتالي تحسين تعاون القوى العاملة والإنتاجية.

قال فيفيك باتناجار- نائب الرئيس لمنطقة أوروربا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا- ” يمكن لشركة ماجد الفطيم للعقارات من خلال Newgen ربط صوامع المعلومات، وتسهيل الوصول في أي وقت وأي مكان إلى السجلات والوثائق. ونتطلع إلى دعم مبادرات التحول الرقمي المستقبلية والحالية”

يتيح نظام إدارة الوثائق التابع ل Newgen – الذي يعتمد على منصة التحول الرقمي منخفضة الشفرة- إدارة شاملة لكل من السجلالالمادية والإلكترونية، مع الحفاظ على النزاهة والموثوقية. يدير البرنامج دورة الحياة الكاملة للسجلات، بدءً من الإنشاء، والاستخدام، والتخزين، والصيانة وصولًا إلى الحفظ- وتتم هذه الإجراءات بما يتوافق مع سياسات المؤسسة.

 نبذة عن Newgen Software 

تُعد شركة Newgen المزود الرائد لمنصة التحول الرقمي الموحدة، وتتضمن أعمالها أتمتة العمليات الأصلية وخدمات المحتوى، فضلًا عن إمكانياتها في مجال إدارة الاتصالات. وعلى الصعيد العالمي، تعتمد الشركات الناجحة على منصة التطبيقات التي تعتمد الحد من استخدام الرموز البرمجية المعترَف بها في المجال من Newgen من أجل تطوير واستخدام تطبيقات الأعمال السحابية المعقدة والقائمة على المحتوى والتي تتسم بإشراك العملاء، وتتيح المنصة العديد من الاستخدامات بدءًا من طلبات الإعداد إلى طلبات الخدمة، ومن الإقراض إلى الاكتتاب، والعديد من حالات الاستخدام الأخرى عبر القطاعات المختلفة. وبذلك تطلق Newgen العنان للبساطة بسرعة وسهولة. لمزيد من التفاصيل، قم بزيارة www.newgensoft.com

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WSOT 2021: Crypto Trading Competition of the Year Made History With $4.09 Million in Prizes

 

  • Record number of participants in Bybit’s World Series of Trading (WSOT) 2021 drove up total prize pool to a historic $4.09 million, up from last year’s $1.27 million
  • 매억남 secured No.1 title as captain of top troop 유튜브매억남 with a staggering 2,044.90% P&L, followed by 금융인 강은호 (1,774.84% P&L) and PepeCup Army (1,417.15% P&L)
  • A star-studded cast from the esports world: gaming legends from four elite esports clubs dabbled in competitive crypto trading

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 21 September 2021 – The 2021 edition of the World Series of Trading (WSOT) ended on a high note on Friday. The world’s best crypto traders can now kick back and relax after 20 intensive days of trading, having divided up a record prize pool at $4.09 million.

South Korean outfit demonstrated the value of team effort — 840,000 USDT to be exact, taking home the prize money on top of their stunning 2,044.90% P&L earnings. This year’s trading super stars also include winners by individual P&Ls: HeresJonny (P&L: 7,265.94%), chinesebirdman (P&L: 4,599.74%) and CHANS (P&L: 4,249.09%).

Powered by Bybit, the world’s largest cryptocurrency trading event attracted more than 34,738 sign-ups this year, up 280.86% from last year. Team players from 136 eligible regions formed or joined 196 troops in the main event, with 19,592 independent traders opting to play solo in the individual competition.

WSOT 2021 has captivated crypto lovers worldwide this year with the sheer size of its prize pool of USDT and NFTs. The event has also extended its reach to another community with a group of special guests: A-list esports athletes.

12 gaming professionals from four prominent organizations — NAVI, Astralis, Alliance and Virtus.pro — put on their crypto trader hat and assumed the role of troop captains with 198 troopers slash fans from around the world, who followed their exhilarating performances live on the event website.

“We are in awe once again of the outpour of support from the global crypto community, and we are excited to have met all 34,738 participants this year. Whether you’ve just discovered WSOT or crypto, whether you are a seasoned trader or a budding crypto lover, you have found an incredibly creative and supportive community,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit.

“We have returned bigger and better this year as promised. WSOT runs on the principles of fair competition, full transparency, access to opportunities and everything crypto is about. We hope everyone who took part in WSOT 2021 will continue to find joy in trading and explore the potential digital assets have to offer in the next 12 months as we build the next big thing,” Zhou added.

City of dragons, secret codes, surprise dropping of NFTs, WSOT 2021 was not for the faint of heart. Keeping up with its imaginative gamification tradition, this year’s tournament kept participants entertained and challenged with live tasks, mini games, and most importantly traders had to compete to deliver the most impressive final P&Ls and performances for the grand prizes and bonus prizes. Together, traders from around the world successfully unlocked the largest prize pool the crypto trading world has ever seen.

It takes imagination and dedication to win in a trading competition, which is why Bybit is committed to furthering its partnership with UNICEF to empower girls’ education in East Asia and the Pacific with another BTC donation equivalent to $400,000 in WSOT 2021, or 5% of the prize pool plus contributions from Bybit. The donation is dedicated to UN’s Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 towards “inclusive and equitable quality education” via UNICEF efforts. It helps fund, among other initiatives, digital education for girls in the region by making science and technology education within reach for marginalized groups with innovative education solutions.

Check out bybit.com/wsot2021 for the final rankings of WSOT 2021.

About WSOT

The World Series of Trading (WSOT) is a global cryptocurrency trading competition powered by Bybit championing the spirit of competition, fair play, and cultivating camaraderie between crypto lovers from around the world. WSOT celebrates the positive changes cryptocurrency and technologies have brought to our lives.

WSOT ranks contestants by the “profit vs. loss” percentage where traders compete on a level playing field regardless of the depth of their pockets.

Read the rules and sign up for WSOT 2021: bybit.com/wsot2021

 About Bybit

Bybit is a cryptocurrency exchange established in March 2018 to offer a professional platform where crypto traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, excellent customer service and multi-lingual community support. The company provides innovative online trading services and cloud mining products, as well as API support, to retail and institutional clients around the world, and strives to be the most reliable exchange for the emerging digital asset class.

For more information please visit: https://www.bybit.com/

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Young people across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region trust in themselves to lead the change towards a sustainable future

BANGKOK, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Young people are not only willing to drastically change their lifestyle in order to save the planet. They also see themselves as sustainable advocates and leaders towards a more sustainable future, according to a new global study from Electrolux revealing the thoughts of almost 14,000 young people around the world including Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APAC & MEA) region.

Young people across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region trust in themselves to lead the change towards a sustainable future

As part of Electrolux vision and bold 2030 targets for a better and more sustainable living, the company has conducted a large study set out to examine young people’s views on sustainable living now and in the future. The study finds 4,532 young people across APAC & MEA mainly trust in themselves (30%), scientists (21%), and influencers (21%) to lead the change towards a sustainable future, while only one out of ten believe adults will take on the responsibility. Majority (49%) also believe young people will actually solve the climate crisis.

Based on the results from the study, Electrolux has invited young people to work together with the company’s Innovation hub, a dedicated research and design team with a mission to accelerate sustainable change, and some of the most influential change-makers of today to explore possible solutions for better living. Insights from the survey and the sessions with the change-maker team will then be used by Electrolux in its strive to create new innovations.

The study shows that young people in Vietnam, Thailand, Australia and Israel highlight different challenges depending on where they live, but they share a belief in the benefits of technology and renewable energy. They also have a higher concern (39%) towards pandemics and (38%) air pollution. Nearly half (45%) limit their consumption of plastics. Many of them want a more comfortable life, while have less anxiety towards global sustainability threats in general.

The keys to sustainable living – according to APAC & MEA youth 

Education about sustainability issues (72%) and green innovations (71%) are stated as the most important solutions in order to transition to a more sustainable society, according to the study. When it comes to their future homes, young people focus on sustainable solutions for food, water, and energy, which is more important to them than smart features without a clear sustainability aspect.

Young people across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region trust in themselves to lead the change towards a sustainable future

They are also willing to invest time and energy in food, and would prefer to produce their own food and spend time on plant-based cooking rather than having time-efficient solutions like ready-to-eat meals or not cooking at all.

We believe there’s a big opportunity in combining different perspectives in order to shape a better future. That’s why we want to involve young minds already today, as the actions we take today will define the future. As the study shows, young people have a very determinant and proactive mindset when it comes to sustainability, it’s their future at stake and they want to be part, or actually take lead, in creating solutions“, says Tove Chevalley, Director at Electrolux Innovation Hub.

About the 2030 targets

The study is part of realizing Electrolux vision and bold 2030 targets for a better and more sustainable living. Focusing on better eating, better garment care, better home environment, and better company, the targets widen the scope of Electrolux commitment to sustainability. It enables the company to contribute in a more meaningful way in bringing solutions to global challenges.

APAC & MEA selected findings:

The future of food and cooking

The most important things young people want to do in their future home is to produce their own food (30%), cook tasty plant-based food (30%) and compost or recycle all food waste (34%) and cook tasty plant-based food (29%). Only 14% want to eat ready meals instead of cooking themselves, 13% believe they will eat lab produced meat, 9% that they will eat protein based on insects and only 11% believe they won’t have to cook at all in the future.

The future of clothes and clothing care

In terms of future sustainable clothing habits, young people most commonly pointed to investing in high-quality clothes (65%) and taking care of and repairing their clothes to make them last longer (61%). 29% believe they will be wearing virtual clothes by 2030 and 28% sees renting their clothes would be a sustainable behavior practiced in 2030.

The future of well-being at home

When it comes to young people’s view well-being at their future home, they see smart systems mainly as a tool to provide advice and support in their daily lives. They want it to give health advice (35%), dietary advice (34%), exercise routines (33%), as well as guidelines and recommendations for a sustainable life (32%). They also see its role in protecting from outside toxins (36%).

About the study

The study was conducted by analysis firm United Minds on behalf of Electrolux, including a quantitative survey as well as in-depth interviews. The quantitative digital survey was conducted amongst 15–20-year-olds in 13 countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Sweden, Thailand, UK, USA, Vietnam) including 1000 respondents in each market (a total of 13 886 respondents). Respondents were provided by the survey panelists provider CINT. 17 in depth-interviews were performed amongst 15–20-year-olds including all 13 markets. Data collection took place between the 19th of February-16th of March 2021.

Read the full study at https://www.betterlivingprogram.com/

Electrolux is a leading global appliance company that has shaped living for the better for more than 100 years. We reinvent taste, care and wellbeing experiences for millions of people, always striving to be at the forefront of sustainability in society through our solutions and operations. Under our brands, including Electrolux, AEG and Frigidaire, we sell approximately 60 million household products in approximately 120 markets every year. In 2020 Electrolux had sales of SEK 116 billion and employed 48,000 people around the world. For more information go to www.electroluxgroup.com.

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ConvaTec Enhances Innovation Management with Anaqua

Anaqua’s AQX platform to help global medical products group protect and optimize its valuable IP portfolios

LONDON, Sept. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anaqua, the leading innovation and intellectual property management technology provider, today announced that global medical products and technologies group ConvaTec will use Anaqua’s AQX platform to help more effectively manage their valuable patent and trademark portfolios.

The agreement further strengthens Anaqua’s position in the medical solutions markets, with a growing number of clients from these sectors collaborating with Anaqua as their preferred IP management provider.

With operations in more than 100 countries, ConvaTec is a global medical and technologies company focused on therapies for the management of chronic conditions, with leading market positions in advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence care, critical care, and infusion care. ConvaTec products provide a range of clinical and economic benefits including infection prevention, protection of at-risk skin, improved patient outcomes and reduced total cost of care.

Christina Allegrini, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Global Head of Intellectual Property at ConvaTec, said: “Our company vision is to pioneer trusted medical solutions to improve the lives we touch. As part of this, one of our key strategic pillars is to innovate in our work and solutions, supported by increased investment in R&D. Therefore, it is critically important that we manage our innovation and IP effectively and efficiently – and Anaqua will help ensure we do that.”

ConvaTec will use Anaqua’s AQX platform for patent and trademark management, annuities and renewals (in conjunction with Anaqua Services), and patent analytics through integration with Anaqua’s AcclaimIP.

Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua, said: “We are proud to be working with and supporting ConvaTec, a company driven by innovation to better serve people around the world in need of advanced medical care. For our part, we look forward to helping ConvaTec protect their innovation and IP management needs. We are also delighted to add another global company to our growing portfolio of clients in the healthcare and life sciences sectors.”

About Anaqua
Anaqua, Inc. is a premium provider of integrated intellectual property (IP) management technology solutions and services. Anaqua’s AQX platform combines best practice workflows with big data analytics and tech-enabled services to create an intelligent environment designed to inform IP strategy, enable IP decision-making, and streamline IP operations. Today, nearly half of the top 100 U.S. patent filers and global brands, as well as a growing number of law firms worldwide use Anaqua’s solutions. Over one million IP executives, attorneys, paralegals, administrators, and innovators use the platform for their IP management needs. The company’s global operations are headquartered in Boston, with offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For additional information, please visit anaqua.com, or on LinkedIn.

About ConvaTec
ConvaTec is a global medical products and technologies company focused on therapies for the management of chronic conditions, with leading market positions in advanced wound care, ostomy care, continence and critical care, and infusion care. Headquartered in the UK, the company has operations in more than 100 countries and almost 10,000 employees worldwide. ConvaTec products provide a range of clinical and economic benefits including infection prevention, protection of at-risk skin, improved patient outcomes and reduced total cost of care. To learn more about ConvaTec, please visit convatecgroup.com.

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United States Institute of Peace Announces Finalists for 2021 Women Building Peace Award on the International Day of Peace

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is proud to announce the finalists for the 2021 Women Building Peace Award on the International Day of Peace.

This prestigious global award is given each year to a woman peacebuilder who has made a major contribution to peace in her country.

This year, USIP received nominations from over 30 countries.

After careful review and consideration, a council of distinguished experts and leaders has selected the following finalists: Tabassum Adnan from Pakistan, Josephine Ekiru from Kenya, Teresita Gaviria from Colombia, Waldistrudis Hurtado from Colombia, Tatiana Mukanire from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Esther Omam from Cameroon, Nyachangkouth Tai from South Sudan, Jayne W. Waithitu from Kenya, and Rani Yan Yan from Bangladesh.

The recipient of this year’s award will be announced at a ceremony on October 20, 2021, at USIP’s iconic campus on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

“Throughout the world, women play leading roles in preventing conflict, reducing violence and ending wars,” said Lise Grande, USIP’s president and CEO. “This is our chance to celebrate and elevate women who make the difference.”

“These women face enormous odds on a daily basis, often risking their lives for peace,” said Megan Beyer, co-chair of the selection council. “We stand in profound awe of their courage.”

“Each of the women we have selected as finalists embodies the bravery, leadership and commitment to community and country that this award recognizes,” said Marcia Carlucci, co-chair of the council.

“Reading the stories of these women is humbling, inspiring and energizing,” said Nancy Lindborg, honorary chair. “Their efforts will inspire generations of women peacebuilders.”

Congress founded USIP in 1984 as an independent, nonpartisan, national institute to prevent and end violent conflict abroad and uphold the United States’ fundamental commitment to peace.

For information on the award, visit: www.usip.org/womenbuildingpeace

For information on USIP, visit: https://www.usip.org/about

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Honors Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Former Executive Director of UN Women, With 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award

Foundation also recognizes three additional Goalkeepers Global Goals award winners who are taking action to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

SEATTLE, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former United Nations under-secretary-general and executive director of UN Women, as the winner of the 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award. As part of its annual Goalkeepers campaign, the foundation also announced the winners of three additional Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards.

“By shining a light on the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women and girls, former Under-Secretary-General Mlambo-Ngcuka has ensured that global and local efforts to battle COVID-19 must take into account the acute disparities they face,” said Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “She exemplifies the leadership we need in the fight for gender equality around the world.”

The 2021 Global Goalkeeper Award recognizes a leader who has driven progress on a global scale toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s award is being presented to Mlambo-Ngcuka for her unwavering global leadership on gender equality and continued advocacy to address the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women and girls. Mlambo-Ngcuka, a former deputy president of South Africa, has dedicated her life to advancing social justice and working with civil society organizations. During her tenure as executive director of UN Women, she led work to strengthen and expand partnerships with government, male allies, and the media, all in service of advancing SDG 5, which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Mlambo-Ngcuka played a vital role in helping to spearhead and deliver the Generation Equality Forum in July 2021, which helped mobilize more than $40 billion in commitments from member states, the private sector, philanthropies, and civil society to drive transformative change for women and girls around the world.

This year’s three additional Goalkeepers Global Goals awards were given to Fairooz Faizah Beether of Bangladesh, Jenifer Colpas of Colombia, and Satta Sheriff of Liberia. Each awardee was recognized for their work supporting the Global Goals in their local communities.

The 2021 Changemaker Award, which celebrates an individual who has inspired change using personal experience or from a position of leadership, recognizes Fairooz Faizah Beether of Bangladesh for her work promoting good health and well-being (SDG 3). Beether is the co-founder of the Moner School, an online platform that aims to raise awareness around mental health and ensure equal access to mental health care across the country.

The 2021 Progress Award, which celebrates an individual who supports progress via a science, technology, digital, or business initiative, recognizes Jenifer Colpas of Colombia for her work to improve access to clean water and sanitation (SDG 6). Colpas is the co-founder and executive director of Tierra Grata, a social enterprise that develops low-cost, easy-to-install solutions providing access to clean energy, safe water, and sanitation services to rural communities in Colombia.

The 2021 Campaign Award, which celebrates a campaign that has raised awareness or built a community by inspiring action and creating change, recognizes Satta Sheriff of Liberia for her work to promote gender equality (SDG 5). Sheriff is the founder and executive director of Action for Justice and Human Rights (AJHR), a youth-led NGO founded to advocate and ensure access to justice and respect for human rights in Liberia, focusing particularly on helping women and girls.

“Disparities everywhere continue to worsen due to the impacts of COVID-19,” said Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “This year, we are especially honored to recognize four leaders whose work demonstrates that progress is possible, even in the most difficult of times.”

“These award winners show how women are leading the way in coming up with the innovative solutions needed to rebuild our communities and nations,” said Mark Suzman, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “This year’s winners continue to inspire us as they work tirelessly to create a more equal, resilient, and compassionate world.”

The announcement of the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards winners follows last week’s release of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s fifth annual Goalkeepers Report. This year’s report, co-authored by Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, shows that disparities caused by COVID-19 remain stark, and those who have been hardest hit by the pandemic will be the slowest to recover. Fortunately, amidst the challenges of the past year, the world stepped up to avert some of the worst-case scenarios. In the report, the co-chairs highlight the “breathtaking innovation” that was only possible because of global collaboration, commitment, and investments over decades. They acknowledge that averting the worst-case scenarios is commendable, yet they note it’s not enough. To ensure a truly equitable recovery from the pandemic, they call for long-term investments in health and economies—like the ones that led to the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine—to propel recovery efforts and get the world back on track to meet the Global Goals.

Biographies, images, and a film of the Goalkeepers Global Goals award winners can be downloaded at: www.gatesfoundation.org/goalkeepers/about-event/awards

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Mark Suzman, under the direction of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates.

About Goalkeepers
Goalkeepers is the foundation’s campaign to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). By sharing stories and data behind the Global Goals through an annual report, we hope to inspire a new generation of leaders—Goalkeepers who raise awareness of progress, hold their leaders accountable, and drive action to achieve the Global Goals.

About the Global Goals
On September 25, 2015, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, 193 world leaders committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). These are a series of ambitious objectives and targets to achieve three extraordinary things by 2030: end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change.

Project Everyone, co-creators of Goalkeepers, was founded by writer, director, and SDG Advocate Richard Curtis with the ambition to help achieve the Global Goals through raising awareness, holding leaders accountable, and driving action. Find out more at www.project-everyone.org.

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‫مؤسسة بيل وميليندا غيتس تكرم فومزيل ملامبو نغوكا، المديرة التنفيذية السابقة لدائرة المرأة في الأمم المتحدة بجائزة حارس الهدف 2021 العالمية

 المؤسسة تكرم ثلاث فائزات أخريات بجائزة حراس الهدف العالمية  يعملن على المساعدة في تحقيق   أهداف التنمية المستدامة للأمم المتحدة.

سياتل، 21 أيلول/سبتمبر 2021 / PRNewswire/ – أعلنت مؤسسة بيل وميليندا غيتس اليوم فوز فومزيل ملامبو-نغوكا، وكيلة الأمين العام السابق للأمم المتحدة والمديرة التنفيذية لدائرة الأمم المتحدة للمرأة، بجائزة حارس الهدف العالمية للعام 2021.   كجزء من  حملتها السنوية لحراس الهدف، ، أعلنت المؤسسة أيضًا عن الفائزات بثلاث جوائز إضافية لحراس الهدف العالمية.

“من خلال تسليط الضوء على التأثير غير المتناسب للوباء على النساء والفتيات، أكدت وكيلة الأمين العام السابقة ملامبو-نغوكا أن الجهود العالمية والمحلية لمحاربة كوفيد-19 يجب أن تأخذ في الاعتبار التفاوتات الحادة التي تواجهها”، كما قالت ميليندا فرينش غيتس جيتس، الرئيسة المشاركة لمؤسسة بيل وميليندا غيتس.  وأضافت “إنها تمثل القيادة التي نحتاجها في الكفاح من أجل المساواة بين الجنسين في جميع أنحاء العالم.”

 تُكرم جائزة العام 2021 قائدا   جائزة حارس المرمى العالمية لشخص قاد التقدم على نطاق عالمي نحو تحقيق  أهداف التنمية المستدامة للأمم المتحدة.  (أهداف التنمية الدولية). يتم تقديم جائزة هذا العام لميامبو نغوكا لقيادتها العالمية الثابتة في مجال المساواة بين الجنسين والدعوة المستمرة لمعالجة التأثير غير المتناسب للوباء على النساء والفتيات.  كرست ملامبو نغوكا، نائبة رئيس جنوب إفريقيا السابقة، حياتها لتعزيز العدالة الاجتماعية والعمل مع منظمات المجتمع المدني.  خلال فترة عملها كمديرة تنفيذية لهيئة الأمم المتحدة للمرأة، قادت العمل لتعزيز وتوسيع الشراكات مع الحكومة والحلفاء الذكور ووسائل الإعلام، وكل ذلك لتحقيق الهدف رقم 5 من أهداف التنمية المستدامة، الذي يهدف إلى تحقيق المساواة بين الجنسين وتمكين جميع النساء والفتيات.   لعبت ميلامبو نغوكا دورًا حيويًا في المساعدة على قيادة وتقديم منتدى جيل المساواة في تموز/يوليو 2021، الذي ساعد في حشد أكثر من 40 مليار دولار من التعهدات من الدول الأعضاء والقطاع الخاص والمؤسسات الخيرية والمجتمع المدني لدفع التغيير التحويلي للنساء والفتيات حول العالم.

 وتم منح الجوائز الإضافية العالمية الثلاث الأخرى لحراس الهدف هذا العام لكل من فيروز فايزه بيثر من بنغلاديش وجينيفر كولباس من كولومبيا وساتا شريف من ليبيريا. تم تكريم كل من الفائزات بالجائزة لعملهن في دعم الأهداف العالمية في مجتمعاتهن المحلية.

جائزة حراس الهدف ، التي تحتفي بالفرد الذي ألهم التغيير باستخدام الخبرة الشخصية من منصب قيادي ما، ولذلك تُكرم فيروز فايزة بيثر من بنغلادش لعملها في تعزيز الصحة والرفاه (SDG 3).  بيثر هي المؤسسة المشاركة لـ مدرسة مونير، وهي منصة على الإنترنت تهدف إلى رفع مستوى الوعي حول الصحة العقلية وضمان المساواة في الحصول على رعاية الصحة العقلية في جميع أنحاء البلاد.

 جائزة التقدم للعام 2021، التي تكرم الأفراد الذين يدعمون التقدم عبر مبادرة علمية أو تقنية أو رقمية أو تجارية، تكرم جينيفر كولباس من كولومبيا لعملها لتحسين الوصول إلى المياه النظيفة والصرف الصحي كولومبيا. (الهدف الدولي رقم 6).  كولباس هي المؤسسة المشاركة والمديرة التنفيذية لتيرا غراتا، وهي مؤسسة اجتماعية تعمل على تطوير حلول منخفضة التكلفة وسهلة التطبيق توفر الوصول إلى الطاقة النظيفة والمياه الصالحة للشرب وخدمات الصرف الصحي للمجتمعات الريفية في كولومبيا.

جائزة الحملة 2021 ، التي تحتفي بحملة تهدف إلى رفع الوعي أو بناء مجتمع قائم على إلهام العمل وإحداث التغيير، تُكرم ساتا شريف من ليبيريا لعملها في الترويج للمساواة بين الجنسين (الهدف العالمي رقم 5 ).  شريف هي المؤسسة والمديرة التنفيذية لمنظمة  العمل من أجل العدالة وحقوق الإنسان، ، وهي منظمة غير حكومية يقودها الشباب تأسست لمناصرة وضمان الوصول إلى العدالة واحترام حقوق الإنسان في ليبيريا، مع التركيز بشكل خاص على مساعدة النساء والفتيات.

وقال بيل غيتس، الرئيس المشارك لمؤسسة بيل وميليندا غيتس: “تستمر التفاوتات في كل مكان في التفاقم بسبب تأثيرات  كوفيد-19 .  هذا العام، نتشرف بشكل خاص بتكريم أربع قائدات يظهر عملهن أن التقدم ممكن، حتى في أصعب الأوقات”.

وقال مارك سوزمان، الرئيس التنفيذي لمؤسسة بيل وميليندا غيتس: “تُظهر الفائزات بالجوائز كيف تقود النساء الطريق في ابتكار الحلول المبتكرة اللازمة لإعادة بناء مجتمعاتنا ودولنا.”  “تواصل الفائزات بجائزة هذا العام إلهامنا لأنهن يعملن بلا كلل لإقامة عالم أكثر مساواة وصلابة ورحمة”.

يأتي الإعلان عن جوائز  أهداف حراس الهدف العالمية عقب إصدار تقرير  لجنة بيل وميليندا غيتس السنوي الخامس الأسبوع الماضي تقرير حراس الهدف .  يُظهر تقرير هذا العام، الذي شارك في وضعه بيل غيتس وميليندا فرينش غيتس، أن الفوارق التي تسببها كوفيد-19 لا تزال شديدة، وأن أولئك الذين تضرروا بشدة من الوباء سيكونون الأبطأ في التعافي. لحسن الحظ، ووسط كل هذا الدمار، تكاتف العالم لتجنب بعض أسوأ السيناريوهات. وفي التقرير، سلط الرؤساء المشاركون الضوء على “الابتكار المذهل” الذي كان ممكنًا فقط بسبب التعاون العالمي والالتزام والاستثمارات على مدى عقود. كما يقرون بأن تجنب أسوأ السيناريوهات أمر يستحق الثناء، لكنهم لاحظوا أنه ليس كافيًا. لضمان التعافي العادل والحقيقي من الوباء، فإنهما يدعوان إلى استثمارات طويلة الأجل في الصحة والاقتصادات مثل تلك التي أدت إلى التطوير السريع للقاح كوفيد-19من أجل دفع جهود التعافي وإعادة العالم إلى المسار الصحيح تلبية الأهداف العالمية.

يمكن تنزيل السير الذاتية والصور وفيلم الفائزين بجائزة أهدف حراس الهدف على الرابط: www.gatesfoundation.org/goalkeepers/about-event/awards

نبذة عن مؤسسة بيل ومليندا جيتس
 مسترشدة بالاعتقاد بأن كل حياة لها قيمة متساوية، تعمل مؤسسة بيل ومليندا جيتس على مساعدة جميع الناس على عيش حياة صحية ومثمرة. وفي البلدان النامية، تركز المؤسسة على تحسين صحة الناس ومنحهم الفرصة لانتشال أنفسهم من الجوع والفقر المدقع. أما في الولايات المتحدة، تسعى المؤسسة إلى ضمان أن جميع الأشخاص، خاصة أولئك الذين لديهم موارد أقل، يمكنهم الحصول على الفرص التي يحتاجون إليها للنجاح في المدرسة والحياة. يقع مقر المؤسسة في سياتل بواشنطن، ويقودها الرئيس التنفيذي مارك سوزمان، تحت إشراف بيل غيتس وميليندا فرينش غيتس.

نبذة عن Goalkeepers
 مؤسسة Goalkeepers هي حملة تابعة لمؤسسة بيل ومليندا جيتس لتسريع التقدم نحو تحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة (الأهداف العالمية). وبمشاركة القصص والبيانات وراء الأهداف العالمية (Global Goals) من خلال تقرير سنوي، نأمل أن نلهم جيلًا جديدًا من القادة؛ هؤلاء القادة هم مؤسسة جولكيبرز (Goalkeepers – حراس المرمى) الذين يرفعون الوعي بالتقدم ويحمل قادتهم المسؤولية ويدفعون العمل لتحقيق الأهداف العالمية.

نبذة عن الأهداف العالمية (Global Goals)
في 25 سبتمبر 2015، داخل مقر الأمم المتحدة في نيويورك، أقر 193 من قادة العالم الالتزام بأهداف التنمية المستدامة الـ 17 (الأهداف العالمية – Global Goals). هذه سلسلة من الأهداف والغايات الطموحة لتحقيق ثلاثة أشياء غير عادية بحلول عام 2030: القضاء على الفقر، ومحاربة عدم المساواة والظلم، ومعالجة تغير المناخ.

مؤسسة بروجكت إفري ون ( Project Everyone )، شارك في إنشاء مؤسسة Goalkeepers، من قبل الكاتب والمدير والمدافع عن أهداف التنمية المستدامة ريتشارد كيرتس مع الطموح للمساعدة في تحقيق الأهداف العالمية من خلال زيادة الوعي ومساءلة القادة وقيادة العمل. للمزيد يرجى زيادرة www.project-everyone.org.

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