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Unisun Energy Group Attends CEM9
- Unisun aims to drive the sustainable development of the community, the economy and the ecological environment as well as promote energy integration and transitionCOPENHAGEN, Denmark and MALMO, Sweden, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 9th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM9) and the 3rd Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-3), co-hosted by the European Commission together with the Councils of Ministers of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Nordic Europe, took place in the cities of Copenhagen and Malmo respectively, on May 23-24, 2018. Unisun Energy Group was invited to attend the event for its proven achievements and helpful efforts in driving the development of the global clean energy industry. CEM is the sole standing ministerial conference focused on the global clean energy industry in the world. Unisun Energy Group explained its mission of "delivering the benefits of clean energy to more people" and showcased its innovative clean energy technologies and products via its brand promotional video displayed during the event, attracting widespread attention. This year's event focused on moving towards a competitive and innovative low carbon economy. Unisun Energy Group chairwoman Yisha He said, "as one of the largest distributed energy strategy investors in China and a leading global provider of integrated clean energy solutions, Unisun is committed to giving back to the community by driving the sustainable development of the community, the economy and the ecological environment as well as promoting energy integration and transition with the support of the group's advantages in technologies and resources." CEM aims to move the whole world towards a clean energy economy by enhancing policies, sharing best practices as well as putting forward initiatives and taking actions. Unisun Energy Group elaborated on its goals of helping its customers build world-class clean energy facilities and offering a standards-based high-quality and high-return clean energy supply support system, in a move to inspire the transformation of the energy sector worldwide. The enumerating of the goals aroused the interest of event participants. View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/unisun-energy-group-attends-cem9-300654248.html
Mixed Anion Compounds with 'Fluorine' Work as New Photocatalytic Material
Nobel photocatalyst composed of abundant elements overturns conventional viewsTOKYO, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists in Japan have shown that an oxyfluoride is capable of visible light-driven photocatalysis1. The finding opens new doors for designing materials for artificial photosynthesis and solar energy research. Over the last decade, research has intensified to develop efficient, manmade photocatalysts that work under visible light - an important target for renewable energy systems. Now, such efforts have taken a surprising turn with the discovery of a new photocatalytic material called a pyrochlore2 oxyfluoride (Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2). Kazuhiko Maeda of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Kengo Oka of Chuo University and collaborators in Japan have succeeded in demonstrating that Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2 works as a stable photocatalyst for visible light-driven water splitting and carbon dioxide reduction, with the aid of proper surface modifications. The new material has an unusually small band gap3 of around 2.4 electron volts (eV), meaning that it can absorb visible light with a wavelength of around 500 nanometers (nm). In general, band gaps bigger than 3 eV are associated with inefficient utilization of sunlight, whereas those smaller than 3 eV are desirable for efficient solar energy conversion. What's more, the oxyfluoride belongs to a group of compounds that had until now been largely overlooked due to the highest electronegativity4 of fluorine, a property that essentially ruled them out as candidates for visible light-driven photocatalysts. The new oxyfluoride is "an exceptional case", the researchers say in their study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Based on structural considerations and theoretical calculations, they conclude that "the origin of the visible light response in Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2 lies in the unique features specific to the pyrochlore-type structure." Namely, it is the strong interaction between certain orbitals5 (Pb-6s and O-2p) enabled by short Pb–O bonding in the pyrochlore structure that is thought to give rise to the material's ability to absorb visible light. (See Figure 1.) One limitation is that the yield of the new photocatalyst currently remains low, at a figure of around 0.01% at 365 nm for hydrogen evolution. The research team is therefore investigating how to boost the yield by modifying Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2 through refinement of methods for synthesis and surface modification. The present study arose as a result of collaborations between institutes including Tokyo Tech, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), RIKEN, Kyoto University and Chuo University. The findings are expected to lead to new directions in materials research and future development of heterogeneous photocatalysts under visible light. Figure 1. Experiments reveal the strong visible-light absorption of Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2 The inset shows an image of Pb2Ti2O5.4F1.2, shown to be capable of absorbing visible light of a wavelength of around 500 nm. This ability is thought to be due to the bonding structure around the Pb cation within the pyrochlore lattice, shown on the right. Technical terms 1 Visible light-driven photocatalysis: The process of converting solar to fuel energy using visible-light-absorbing semiconductor materials. 2Pyrochlore：One of crystal structures represented by a chemical formula of A2B2X6X', where A and B show cations, X and X' show anions. The A and B elements are generally rare-earth or transition metal elements. The presence of two short bonds between A site ion (Pb) and X' site (O) is the characteristic of this structure. 3Band gap: Refers to the difference in energy of an electron in the valence band and the conduction band, which indicates the conductivity of a material. 4Electronegativity: A property whereby electrons are held tightly to the nucleus. Fluorine has the highest electronegativity among all elements. 5 Orbitals: The regions where electrons can be calculated to be present within atoms. References Ryo Kuriki1,2, Tom Ichibha3, Kenta Hongo4,5,6,7, Daling Lu8, Ryo Maezono3,7, Hiroshi Kageyama9, Osamu Ishitani1, Kengo Oka10, and Kazuhiko Maeda*1, A Stable, Narrow-Gap Oxyfluoride Photocatalyst for Visible-Light Hydrogen Evolution and Carbon Dioxide Reduction, Journal of the American Chemical Society. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b02822 1 Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology2 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science3 School of Information Science, JAIST4 Research Center for Advanced Computing Infrastructure, JAIST5 Center for Materials Research by Information Integration, Research and Services Division of Materials Data and Integrated System, National Institute for Materials Science6 PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency7 Computational Engineering Applications Unit, RIKEN8 Suzukakedai Materials Analysis Division, Technical Department, Tokyo Institute of Technology9 Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University10 Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University Related links https://www.titech.ac.jp/english/news/2017/038625.html https://www.titech.ac.jp/english/research/stories/faces15_ishitani.html http://www.chemistry.titech.ac.jp/~ishitani/en/index_en.html About Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo Institute of Technology stands at the forefront of research and higher education as the leading university for science and technology in Japan. Tokyo Tech researchers excel in a variety of fields, such as material science, biology, computer science and physics. Founded in 1881, Tokyo Tech has grown to host 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students who become principled leaders of their fields and some of the most sought-after scientists and engineers at top companies. Embodying the Japanese philosophy of "monotsukuri," meaning technical ingenuity and innovation, the Tokyo Tech community strives to make significant contributions to society through high-impact research. www.titech.ac.jp/english/ About the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University The Faculty of Science and Engineering at the Korakuen Campus is conveniently located in the center of Tokyo. Our 4,000 students are studying a wide range of science and engineering fields throughout our ten departments. We emphasize "research-based studies" in over 100 advanced laboratories as well as rich education of the fundamental natural sciences. In the summer of 2011, our new research building was completed with state-of-the-art facilities. View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mixed-anion-compounds-with-fluorine-work-as-new-photocatalytic-material-300654189.html
Conrad Osaka Marks its 1st Anniversary and Invites Guests to "Celebrate with Us"
All guests will receive a limited edition Conrad Bear collectible in celebration of the special occasion OSAKA, Japan, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Conrad Osaka (3-2-4 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka City; GM: Karan Singh) is proud to announce the commemoration of its first anniversary on June 9th 2018. On this day, the hotel will ring in celebrations by presenting all guests with a first anniversary edition of Conrad's signature bear. This special gift will be extended to all room and dining guests, as well as visitors to the hotel's facilities and events. Guests will also be invited to indulge in the hotel's birthday festivities through a comprehensive lineup of exciting services and promotions. Limited edition Conrad Osaka First Anniversary Collectible Bear For the entire day of June 9th, guests at Conrad Osaka may partake in the grand revelry crafted exclusively to the occasion's theme, "Celebrate with Us". This symbolizes the hotel's deepest gratitude to all our valued guests, as well as our wish to honor this memorable event together with the very people who have made this day possible. Traditionally a gift exclusive to room guests, the iconic Conrad bear will be given to all dining patrons of the hotel's three restaurants (limited to lunch and dinner time only), the bar and lounge (for afternoon tea), as well as guests attending our First Anniversary Party. In addition, this emblem of Conrad hospitality will also be extended to visitors to the Conrad Spa, fitness members, banquet guests, wedding couples and their invitees. In a design befitting the joyous occasion, the Conrad bear comes decorated in an exquisite Japan-inspired hue of yellow gold, and black-accented paws. This limited edition bear is further embellished with a delicate numerical "1" charm around its neck to represent Conrad Osaka's first anniversary. The Conrad bear has become a collector's item highly sought after by people from all over the world, and this special birthday edition is certainly not to be missed. In addition, Conrad Osaka will also be presenting gift vouchers worth JPY 1,000 (valid from June 10th to October 9th) to guests enjoying meals at our restaurants during lunch and dinnertime. Toast to the occasion with a complimentary glass of Ruinart from the world's oldest champagne maison. Visitors to the Conrad Spa will be invited to enjoy a post-treatment petite afternoon tea and a complimentary glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne at the spa's relaxation room, while room guests will receive a mini bottle of champagne (adult guests only) upon checking in. Guests are highly recommended to register for an account under Hilton's guest loyalty program, "Hilton Honors", and book their stay at Conrad Osaka directly through Hilton's official reservations website. As part of the hotel's first anniversary celebrations, guests may earn double Hilton Honors points by selecting the "Double Hilton Honors Points Package" when making their reservations online. "Conrad celebration", ideal for anniversary are also available. Conrad Osaka sincerely invites you to visit us and share the unforgettable experience of celebrating our very first birthday. "Celebrate with Us" - Conrad Osaka's First Anniversary Promotionshttp://www.conradosaka.jp/plans/restaurants/4853 Call +81-6-6222-0111 for reservations, or make your booking at our website (conradosaka.com). Advance booking is recommended. Restaurants Date: June 9th 2018 (Saturday)Venue: Conrad Osaka's dining establishments located on the hotel's 40th floor atmos dining(http://www.conradosaka.jp/restaurants/atmos) KURA - Teppanyaki & Sushi (http://www.conradosaka.jp/restaurants/kura) C:GRILL (http://www.conradosaka.jp/restaurants/cgrill) All restaurant guests dining with us during lunch and dinner hours will be presented with the following: Limited edition first anniversary Conrad bear A complimentary glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne (usual price JPY2,700) Gift voucher worth JPY 1, 000(valid between June 10th and October 9th 2018) Bar & Lounge Date: June 9th 2018 (Saturday)Venue: 40 Sky Bar and Lounge (located on the hotel's 40th floor) "Matcha Afternoon Tea" Time: 11:00~18:30 （Three seating times, limited to two hours per seating) Price: JPY 4, 000 URL: http://www.conradosaka.jp/plans/restaurants/4773 First Anniversary Party (Seating 1) 18:30~20:30 (Seating 2) 21:00~23:00 *Limited to 50 guests per seating; reservations accepted from two guests onwards *All-seating party Party guests will enjoy the following: Free flow of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne Platter of seven types of specially selected hors-d'œuvres Birthday cake cutting event Highlight of the evening will be a lucky draw where guests stand the chance to win a voucher for one night's stay at Conrad Osaka's premium Conrad Suite (worth JPY 400,000) Price: JPY 8,051 (JPY 10,000 including taxes and service charge) Option of free flow Dom Perignon champagne at JPY 16,103 (JPY 20, 000 inclusive of taxes and service charge) URL: http://www.conradosaka.jp/plans/restaurants/4851 In addition, all party guests will also be presented with the following: Limited edition first anniversary Conrad bear A complimentary glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne (usual price JPY2,700; the same champagne shall be served free flow during party proceedings) Gift voucher worth JPY 1,000(valid between June 10th and October 9th 2018) Conrad Spa Date: June 9th 2018 (Saturday)Venue: Conrad Spa (located on the hotel's 38th floor) Guests receiving spa treatments will be presented with the following: Limited edition first anniversary Conrad bear A complimentary glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne (usual price JPY2,700) Petite post-treatment afternoon tea Gift voucher worth JPY 1, 000(valid between June 10th and October 9th 2018) Room Package -- Double Hilton Honors Points Packag Exclusively for Hilton Honors members who book their stay at Conrad Osaka directly through Hilton's official reservations website. Register to become a Hilton Honors member here: https://secure3.hilton.com/ja_JP/hh/customer/join/joinHHonors.htm?OCODE%20=C054W Room packages begin from JPY 48, 760 per night( http://conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/hotels/japan/conrad-osaka-OSACICI/offers/100105395.htm ) All room guests will be presented with the following: Double Hilton Honors points Limited edition first anniversary Conrad bear (one for each room guest) A bottle of 'Mini Moët champagne (200ml, one for each room guest) Free access to the hotel gym and swimming pool Conrad Duck (one per room) - First anniversary Conrad bears will be presented to all guests staying at adult room rates. Prices are subject to applicable taxes and service charge. - Call 06-6222-0111 for reservation, or make your booking at our website (conradosaka.com). - Advance booking is recommended. - Cancellation fee of 100% will be levied for room cancellations made on day of check-in. About Conrad Osaka Officially opened on 9th June 2017, Conrad Osaka is situated on the 33rd to 40th floors of the Nakanoshima Festival Complex, which is located on the prime stretch between the Umeda and Namba districts. Conrad Osaka is designed with "the smart luxury traveler" in mind - guests who artfully blend both work and pleasure, and have true appreciation for the finest joys in life. Conrad Osaka welcomes guests to "Your Address in the Sky" with its impressive panoramic views of the Osaka cityscape 200 meters above ground. The hotel boasts 164 spacious guest rooms with floor areas that start from 50 square meters, and four dining options as well as a bar and lounge that effortlessly fuse the spirit of Osaka as the "kitchen of the world" with Conrad's signature culinary inspiration. Carefully equipped with comprehensive facilities that include two ballrooms with advanced technological infrastructure, spa and fitness amenities and a wedding chapel, together with a discerning curation of artwork embodying contemporary chic infused with traditional Japanese elements, Conrad Osaka epitomizes the pinnacle of luxury with its seamless connection of people, the city, art and culture. Partake in the very best of Conrad sophistication and be inspired with a stay at Conrad Osaka. To learn more about our hotel, please visit our website Osaka Luxury Hotels & 5 star Vacation. About Conrad Hotels & Resorts Spanning more than five continents with nearly 35 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between contemporary design, leading innovation and curated art to inspire the entrepreneurial spirit of the globally connected traveler. Guests can manage their stay through the Conrad Concierge service in the Hilton Honors mobile app, getting access to pre check-in and room selection, to ordering in-room dining and mobile checkout, all from their own mobile device. Conrad is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Connect with Conrad by booking at www.conradhotels.com or through the Hilton Honors mobile app. Learn more about the brand by visiting news.conradhotels.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180523/2141204-1
The Stars Group Adds Portugal to Pokerstars Southern Europe Shared Player Pool
TORONTO, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stars Group Inc. today announced that PokerStars players in Portugal have joined the existing PokerStars shared player pool between France and Spain. PokerStars, The Stars Group's flagship brand, is the first online operator to offer such a shared player pool among the three previously ring-fenced markets, allowing players on the French-, Portuguese- and Spanish-licensed offerings to face each other across real money poker tables. PokerStars.pt joined the shared player pool following a July 2017 agreement among regulators in Portugal, France, Spain and Italy to form an online poker compact in those countries. Rafi Ashkenazi, Chief Executive Officer of The Stars Group, said: "Adding Portugal to France and Spain will expand the pool of players in Southern Europe. This is great news for players, who will benefit from larger player pools with bigger prizes, better promotions and a wider selection of games, which we hope will continue to deliver positive results in those markets." The January launch of shared liquidity in France and Spain has already had a positive impact for PokerStars and its players. Italian regulators have yet to confirm details of the country's involvement, but are expected to join the other countries next year. To celebrate the launch of shared liquidity in Portugal, PokerStars will host a €5 million guaranteed prize pool online poker series, known as the Trio Series, with a €500,000 guaranteed Main Event. PokerStars currently anticipates launching the Trio Series in June 2018. The Trio Series follows the successful France and Spain edition of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) in April, which surpassed its €10 million advertised guarantee to reach €11.7 million, attracting 37,000 unique entries across more than 100 scheduled events. The FRESH (France Espania Hold'em) Series, which took place from January 28 through February 11, was the first joint series between French and Spanish players and attracted more than 30,000 unique entries across 50 scheduled events and generated a total prize pool of more than €6 million. About The Stars Group The Stars Group is a leading provider of technology-based product offerings in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries. The Stars Group directly or indirectly, including through its Stars Interactive Group division, owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship, European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK live poker tour and event brands. These brands together have millions of registered customers globally and collectively form the largest poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments, sponsored live poker competitions, marketing arrangements for branded poker rooms in popular casinos in major cities around the world, and poker programming and content created for television and online audiences. The Stars Group, through certain of these and other brands, also offers non-poker gaming products, including casino and sportsbook. The Stars Group, through certain of its subsidiaries, is licensed or approved to offer, or offers under third party licenses or approvals, its product offerings in various jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, both within and outside of the European Union, Australia, the Americas and elsewhere. In particular, PokerStars is the world's most licensed online gaming brand, holding licenses or related operating approvals in 17 jurisdictions. Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements and Other Information This news release may contain forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements can, but may not always, be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "plan", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "could", "might", "would", "should", "believe", and similar references to future periods or the negatives of these words and expressions. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Please refer to The Stars Group's most recent annual information form and annual and interim financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for more information about the factors, assumptions and risks that may apply to The Star's Group's forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof, and The Stars Group undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. For media inquiries, please contact: Eric Hollreiser: Press@starsgroup.com Press@pokerstars.com
Risen Energy starts construction of 121MW Yarranlea solar project in Australia
NINGBO, China, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Risen Energy Co., Ltd., a Chinese PV module producer, announced recently that following the acquisition in February of a 100% stake in the 121MW Yarranlea solar farm project located 50km southwest of Toowoomba, in Australia's Queensland state, construction of the project officially started this month. Queensland Parliament member Patrick Weir, Toowoomba Regional Council mayor Paul Antonio, Risen Energy Australia project development and investment director John Zhong, and other guests took part in the ground-breaking ceremony. Risen Energy Australia project development and investment director John Zhong (PRNewsfoto/Risen Energy Co., Ltd) The Yarranlea project, which covers an area of some 250 hectares, features an installed capacity of 121MW. In addition to the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), delivery of modules and the follow-up adjustment and calibration upon completion of the project, Risen Energy will own and operate the completed facility. Construction is scheduled to be completed at the earliest by the end of March of next year. Upon completion, the facility will be connected to the grid under the management of the National Electricity Market and provide clean electricity to Toowoomba and Darling Downs, with an average annual power capacity projected to reach 264GWh after being put into operation. In terms of energy saving and carbon reduction, the projects will reduce CO2 use by 124,000 metric tonnes, resulting in significant benefits for both environmental protection and economic development. Thanks to a generous subsidy plan, high electricity prices and soon-to-be-expired feed-in-tariff (FiT) subsidies, Australia has become the world's largest market of energy storage for home use, with market size tripling last year. Increasingly, non-Australian manufacturers and developers are targeting the market by speeding up their efforts in the country, including Chinese leader Risen Energy. Mr. Zhong said: "We highly value joint development of the Yarranlea project with the Australian government. We are also proud of the fact that the Yarranlea project is our first large-scale EPC project in the country. The project has also received regulatory approval for the development of integrated energy storage. We have set up specific zones for energy storage onsite. The competence in energy storage means spare electricity in the daytime could be stored and used during peak periods and at night, further enhancing profitability and reducing power generation costs of the Yarranlea station. We look forward to close cooperation with leading suppliers to ensure successful completion and operation of the project, with the aim of providing regenerable energy to Toowoomba and Darling Downs." Mr. Zhong added: "In addition to Queensland, we are targeting other states across Australia, most notably Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia. To facilitate development of the project, we have assigned experienced experts to analyse our ongoing projects, while preparing for development of additional power stations that we will own and operate ourselves. We plan to expand further in Australia over the next five years, with a capacity goal of 1GW." View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/risen-energy-starts-construction-of-121mw-yarranlea-solar-project-in-australia-300653453.html
Suning and MGM to Officially Unveil 5* Bellagio Hotel in Shanghai on 8 June
- NEW BELLAGIO IS THE FIRST OVERSEAS TO FOLLOW LAS VEGAS ORIGINAL -- OFFICIAL LAUNCH REFLECTS SUNING'S EXPERTISE IN HIGH-END LUXURY -- SUNING TO CO-MANAGE ART-DECO DESTINATION -SHANGHAI, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Suning Real Estate - a subsidiary of China's commercial giant Suning Holdings Group - and MGM will officially launch a new Bellagio Shanghai on 8 June 2018, marking the first international hotel to follow the famous Bellagio Towers of Las Vegas. Exterior of Bellagio Shanghai Ideally located on the banks of the Suzhou River, the art-deco inspired Bellagio Shanghai boasts panoramic views of the futuristic Pudong skyline, the Bund's famed waterfront promenade and the Lujiazui financial district. With nearby locations including Nanjing Road, one of the world's busiest shopping streets, and China's tallest building, the 632 metre tall Shanghai Tower, the hotel is perfectly placed for an elite clientele in China's biggest city. Decadent Lobby and Impressive Grand Staircase of Bellagio Shanghai Among the design features of the Bellagio Shanghai is a four-storey atrium fitted with LED screens, creating a mirage of the world-famous fountain in front of its Las Vegas sibling. As the business owner of the Bellagio Shanghai, Suning Real Estate will oversee and co-manage the hotel's operations alongside the Chinese arm of MGM Resorts International: Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality. The deal reflects the importance that Suning, one of the largest non-state owned enterprises in China, is embarking on a new chapter of diversified consumption scenarios and luxury experience spaces. Mr Zhang Jindong, Chairman of Suning Holdings Group, says: "Bringing the Bellagio to China demonstrates Suning's expertise and ambition not only in general retail commerce but also to create the unique experience for consumers by providing more trendy and high-end products and services through partnership with the world's most distinguished brands." Suning has big ambitions for the high-end consumption development in China. For the hotel scene the real estate group of Suning is aiming to open 100 more luxury hotels and become the country's future flagship operator in the hospitality industry. Along with the Bellagio, the company has already opened dozens of high-end hotels in partnership with prestigious brands covering several 1st tier and 2nd tier cities of the country. Reflecting the hotel's location, interiors are sleek and sophisticated, with art-deco accents. The spacious and beautifully crafted guest rooms are the works of WATG and Wimberly Interiors, one of the world's leading hospitality industry design consultancies. Some feature expansive private terraces, while suites are tended by personal butlers. Spacious and Beautifully Crafted Guest Rooms Mr. William M. Scott IV, President of MGM Asia Pacific, and Executive Director and General Manager of Diaoyutai MGM Hospitality, adds: "We bring in Bellagio with the soul and spirit from the legend's beginning in Las Vegas. Now in Shanghai the guests could also experience the most unique and critical feel and flavour of Bellagio. It is achieved by the cooperation of MGM and Suning who are sharing the same commitment to highest quality and best services." Award-winning chef Julian Serrano, regarded as one of the finest culinary talents in America, has brought his Italian restaurant LAGO from Las Vegas to Bellagio Shanghai, promising guests modern flavours of Italy. For those wanting a more local flavour, the Mansion on One restaurant is devoted to Shanghai and Cantonese cuisine. The arrival of these world-class establishments is also expected to set a new standard for the local restaurant scene. Award-winning Chef Julian Serrano Brought His Italian Restaurant LAGO to Bellagio Shanghai Further highlights include a naturally-lit, pillar-free Grand Ballroom featuring a seven-metre high ceiling. There is also extensive function, entertaining and meeting space, plus a luxuriously-appointed spa and fitness centre to offer guests relaxation and rejuvenation For more details and images of Bellagio Shanghai visit: http://www.bellagioshanghai.com About Suning Founded in 1990, Suning is one of the leading commercial enterprises in China with two public companies in China and Japan respectively. In 2017, Suning Holding ranked second among the top 500 private-owned enterprises in China with annual revenue of 65.7 billion USD (412.95 billion RMB). With the mission of "Leading the Ecosystem across Industries by Creating Elite Quality of Life for All", Suning has strengthened and expanded its core business through eight vertical industries: Suning.com, Logistics, Financial Services, Technology, Real Estate, Media & Entertainment, Sports, and Investment, among which Suning.com was listed on the 2017 list of Fortune Global 500. For more information see www.suningholdings.com Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180523/2141221-1-a Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180523/2141221-1-b Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180523/2141221-1-c Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180523/2141221-1-d
ReneSola Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
SHANGHAI, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ReneSola Ltd ("ReneSola" or the "Company") (www.renesolapower.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading solar project developer and operator, today announced the appointment of Xiaoliang Liang as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1, 2018. Mr. Liang brings to ReneSola more than 18 years of experience developing, financing and managing projects with a focus on renewable energy, including solar, wind, hydro and other infrastructure sectors. He previously served in a senior leadership position at ReneSola from 2012 to 2013 prior to departing to pursue other professional leadership opportunities with several leading organizations within the renewable energy industry, including Gamesa Energy China, Hanergy and Dongxu Azure New Energy Corporation. Mr. Liang holds a master's degree in International Project Management from North China Hydro & Water Conservation College and a bachelor's degree in Hydroelectric Engineering from Tsinghua University. Xianshou Li, ReneSola's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are excited to have Mr. Liang back at the Company to lead the critical functional areas, including financing, financial operations and internal control. He brings solid financing capability and a keen strategic business mind to our leadership team. We expect that he will strengthen our finance and accounting operations and be instrumental in our efforts to improve ReneSola's operating performance. We are confident with his oversight of these key functional areas that ReneSola is positioned for continued success in the years to come." About ReneSola Founded in 2005, and listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2008, ReneSola (NYSE: SOL) is an international leading brand of solar project developer and operator. Leveraging its global presence and solid experience in the industry, ReneSola is well positioned to develop green energy projects with attractive return around the world. For more information, please visit www.renesolapower.com. Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains statements that constitute ''forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Whenever you read a statement that is not simply a statement of historical fact (such as when the Company describes what it "believes," "plans," "expects" or "anticipates" will occur, what "will" or "could" happen, and other similar statements), you must remember that the Company's expectations may not be correct, even though it believes that they are reasonable. Furthermore, the forward-looking statements are mainly related to the Company's continuing operations and you may not be able to compare such information with the Company's past performance or results. The Company does not guarantee that the forward-looking statements will happen as described or that they will happen at all. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 20-F. The Company undertakes no obligation, beyond that required by law, to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made, even though the Company's situation may change in the future. For investor and media inquiries, please contact: In China: ReneSola Ltd Mr. Johnny Pan +86 (21) 6280-9180 x131 email@example.com The Blueshirt Group Asia Mr. Gary Dvorchak, CFA +86 (138) 1079-1480 firstname.lastname@example.org In the United States: The Blueshirt GroupMr. Ralph Fong+1 (415) 489-2195 email@example.com View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/renesola-appoints-new-chief-financial-officer-300653443.html
"Museum & Culture in Shanghai Style" Shanghai Creative Design Contest 2018 Launched
SHANGHAI, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shanghai Museum, Culture Administration of Changning District and UBM China launched the "Museum & Culture in Shanghai Style" Shanghai Creative Design Contest 2018 at the Liu Haisu Art Museum on May 17, 2018. The contest aims to explore the "Copyright + Design" concept wherein the collections and exhibits of cultural institutions will be incorporated to "merchandise" and "products". With the participation of exhibition companies like UBM and e-commerce companies like Alibaba, to increase awareness to more consumers and businesses through copyright, advertising and promotion and wide distribution. This contest is made in conjunction with Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Cultural Relics and Shanghai Copyright Administration, divisions of Ministry of Culture including Shanghai History Museum, Memorial of the Site of the First National Congress of the CPC, China Maritime Museum, Liu Haisu Art Museum among others. Combining the theme of the International Museum Day 2018 "Hyper connected museums: New approaches, new publics" and this creative design contest of "Creation-oriented Life", this will promote the integration of cultural objects, culture and contemporary life through design. The contest will be divided into three main categories "Children's Wear Design" "Baby Products" and "Culture and Tourism Products". More than 150 art and design colleges and global professional design teams, some of them will join the contest and judging will be done by experts and members of the organizing committees. Short-listed awardees will get the chance to gain exposure and growth opportunities through Licensing Expo China and Shanghai Youth Fair with over 1,000 companies participating. This will improve the integration and development of the industry by extending the creative R&D, market promotion and sales channels of cultural antiques. A press conference was held on 17 May 2018 at the Liu Haisu Art Museum with UBM China. Key government officials and heads of China's museum, cultural institutions and design institutes had attended. The Culture Administration of Changning District and with ICV Fund Intellectual Property Service Platform (Shanghai Copyright Demonstration Base) will fully support and give guidance for the contest. They will provide registration, protection, confirmation, safeguarding and other related supporting services for digital copyright. This will help fully explore and enhance the core values of copyright, at the same time, explore the basics and find new innovative models for the copyright confirmation, design transformation and market authorization of the traditional Chinese cultural heritage, eliminating pain points, difficulties and institutional and systematic bottlenecks in copyrights. Since 2016, Changning District has been active in the copyright-related undertaking. Under the guidance of Shanghai Copyright Administration, the district has already established an industrial model of new media, new entertainment and new class and a batch of copyright demonstration units and cultural creation parks. About UBM UBM plc is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. In an increasingly digital world, the value of connecting on a meaningful, human level has never been more important. At UBM, our deep knowledge and passion for the industry sectors we serve allow us to create valuable experiences where people can succeed. At our events people build relationships, close deals and grow their businesses. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors - from fashion to pharmaceutical ingredients. These global networks, skilled, passionate people and market-leading events provide exciting opportunities for business people to achieve their ambitions.
POLITICO and South China Morning Post Announce Content Partnership to Expand Coverage of US-China Relations
ARLINGTON, Va. and HONG KONG, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- POLITICO, the most robust global newsroom specializing in politics and policy, and South China Morning Post (SCMP), a global media company reporting on China and Asia for over a century, today announced a strategic content partnership between their newsrooms aimed at deepening coverage of the political, economic and policy dynamics driving U.S. - China relations. Under the multi-year partnership, POLITICO and SCMP's newsrooms will collaborate on content sharing and reporting opportunities, expert contributed content and event partnerships in the U.S. and Asia. "The relationship between the U.S. and China is one of the most important conversations shaping this next generation of decision makers, with consequences echoing not only in Washington, DC and Hong Kong, but around the world," said Robert Allbritton, POLITICO's owner and Publisher. "We're very excited about this collaboration between two equally ambitious global media companies with a shared set of values and vision for what we produce for our respective audiences," added John Harris, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of POLITICO. "We know that our audiences will be better off and better informed if we tackle this important, dynamic story together." The groundbreaking partnership represents a major alignment of two prominent news organizations with complementary geographical reach and editorial expertise, and also represents milestones in both POLITICO's ambition to establish a deeper foothold in Asia and SCMP's growth in the U.S. market. POLITICO, already a major presence in the American and European markets, now has a partner in SCMP to introduce its unique brand of journalism and content to its influential audience in Asia. Hong Kong-based SCMP, the preeminent English publisher in Asia, has a growing international audience and has launched two new products primarily aimed at the US market this year - Abacus and Inkstone - as part of its mission to lead the global conversation about China. "Readers from across the world are realizing that China needs to be better understood through journalism that offers a plurality of views," said Gary Liu, CEO of South China Morning Post. "This collaboration will provide distinctive and contextualized coverage on the interplay between the U.S. and China, a relationship that impacts the entire world." "This content partnership represents a milestone for SCMP by expanding our coverage to new audiences, and allowing us to leverage our breadth and depth of expertise on China with POLITICO, one of the world's most innovative and ambitious digital newsrooms," added Tammy Tam, Editor-in-Chief of South China Morning Post. About POLITICO POLITICO is the global authority on politics, policy, and the power surrounding their intersection. We have the most robust news operation and information service in the world specializing in politics and policy, which informs the most influential audience in the world with more insight, edge, focus and authority than any other publication. About SCMP South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city's newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to "Elevate Thought" and its mission is to "Lead the global conversation about China". Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Esquire, and Harper's BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to This Week in Asia, a source for credible news and authoritative insights from across Asia; Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; and Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world.
China Literature Ushers in a Burgeoning Era of Online Literature Globally as its International Platform Webnovel Celebrates 1st Anniversary
SHANGHAI, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- China Literature's international platform (webnovel.com), the international operation of China's leading online literature platform Qidian.com, celebrated its first anniversary on May 15, 2018. In the past year, Webnovel stepped up its efforts in improving its translation accuracy and increasing its content diversity. It has broken records in the number of online works and active users, making it the bellwether of China Literature's expansion into the global online reading market. Since 2005, works on China Literature's platform Qidian.com have become the representative of online Chinese literature across the globe. Webnovel spurs progress with innovation in its business models and talent nurturing, fueling the global online literature sector with Chinese literary talent. Webnovel celebrates its first anniversary Variety in stories and payment methods In May 2017, China Literature launched Webnovel to provide diversified content quickly and a convenient user experience to readers around the world. In just one year, Webnovel has attracted over 10 million visitors with a lineup of more than 150 English translated works and over 620 original ones. Qidian.com is home to all the popular genres among overseas readers, including fantasy, romance and martial arts. For translated works, Webnovel sets standards for translation and trains new talent regularly to guarantee good quality. It has a network of over 200 translators and translation groups across the globe. English translations of some stories are released and updated simultaneously with the original Chinese works. To enrich the content, Webnovel also partners with overseas institutions, such as Gravity Tales, to foster the globalization of online literary works. Webnovel has adopted a range of payment methods that appeal to different kinds of readers, including paying by chapter, "wait or pay" and paying by clicking advertisements to unlock new chapters. According to China Literature, the goal of all these innovative measures that offer effective and personalized services is to make the industry a sustainable one. Incubation of new talent around the world The vision of Webnovel, according to China Literature, is not only to be the prime reading platform for the best online literary works but also to be an incubation base for overseas writers. The global community has embraced the move with great enthusiasm. Since April 10, 2018, users have been able to submit original stories to the website. In the one-month trial period, more than 1,000 writers have registered. Over 620 English stories have been received and read. Most of the works are deeply influenced by Chinese online literature with typical Chinese cultural themes. To further develop new talent, Webnovel has built an editorial team to explore gems in these English stories. Writers of works with potential will be offered a contract. Besides, Webnovel will provide learning opportunities to writers, such as having prominent editors or renowned authors to share expertise through lectures. There are also bonuses and financial awards for excellent writers. Webnovel has made significant inroads in improving user experience. A range of technological innovation is underway. For example, it has carried out the Accelerated Mobile Pages projects with Google, which will create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere. Power ranking created to recognize the most popular stories of the week To celebrate the first anniversary of Webnovel, China Literature has unveiled an array of ranking events, including one where users can vote for the most popular stories of the week. The top three stories will be rewarded with cash prizes. In addition, the website has also released "Titles of the Year". The most viewed tile is Library of Heaven's Path. Titles of the year China Literature has more events in the pipeline in New York and Singapore to connect global writers, translators and readers. China Literature wishes to be involved in many possibilities of renewing Chinese culture, as well as the innovative and competitive edge of Chinese enterprises in the global market. About China Literature China Literature Limited is a pioneer of the online literature market and operates a leading online literature platform in China. The Company's shares were listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code 0772 on November 8, 2017. China Literature is a market leader as measured by the scale and quality of writers, readers and literary content offerings. As of December 31, 2017, the Company had 6.9 million writers and 10.1 million online literary works, covering over 200 genres and reaching millions of readers. During 2017, the Company had on average 191.5 million monthly active users on its platform and its self-operated channels on partner distribution platforms. About Webnovel Webnovel is a world-leading online literature platform and community. It is a brand that affiliates with China Literature. Webnovel focuses on providing high-quality online stories to millions of readers in the global market across its website and mobile app, offering them a customized reading experience. Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180522/2138632-1-a Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180522/2138632-1-b Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180522/2138632-1-c
Japan Has the Most Powerful Passport in the World
Asian countries take the lead when it comes to travel freedom LONDON, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Japan has consolidated its spot at the top of the Henley Passport Index, now offering its citizens visa-free access to a record total of 189 destinations. Following closely behind are Singapore and Germany in joint second place. Third place is shared by six countries: one Asian (South Korea) and the rest European (Finland, France, Italy, Spain and Sweden). The UAE, now in 23rd place having risen 38 places since 2008, remains the fastest overall climber on the Henley Passport Index -- the only index based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which maintains the world's largest and most accurate database of travel information. Russia -- which is usually off-limits to nationals of most countries -- announced in April that visas would be waived for all travelers holding tickets to the FIFA World Cup. Nonetheless, the country has fallen from 45th to 47th position on the Henley Passport Index compared to Q1, thus far unable to catch up to regional leaders Ukraine and Moldova. The U.S. and the U.K. are tied in fourth place, along with Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Portugal. The U.S. has climbed one place compared to Q1, while the U.K. has remained stable. Having gained access to the UAE, Oman, and Bosnia and Herzegovina this year, China has significantly strengthened its position on the ranking, climbing from 74th to 68th position since Q1 -- although the country score of 70 visa-free destinations is still relatively low. Dr. Christian H. Kälin, group chairman of Henley & Partners, says the index is the most robust in the world, surveying a total of 199 different passports against 227 different travel destinations, including countries, territories and micro-states. "The Henley Passport Index is innovating the way we map and measure travel freedom, making it easier for individuals to understand where exactly they lie on the spectrum of global mobility. Investment migration remains a critical mechanism for those with low-ranking passports or those in immigration-hostile zones. Citizenship-by-investment programs allow financially independent individuals to make a substantial economic contribution to a particular country, in exchange for which they become a citizen and receive a passport." Media contact: Sarah Nicklin Group PR Managersarah.firstname.lastname@example.org Additional Links A Guide to Investment Migration for Governments and Global Citizens The Henley & Partners - Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) Related Files HPI_Q2 update_Press release_180521_FINAL PI 2018 INFOGRAPHS GLOBAL 180518
UBM China Joins Hands With Beijing International Book Fair to Launch Licensed Exhibition Area
BEIJING, May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A new milestone for China's licensing industry as UBM China and the Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) work together to launch a licensed exhibition area in the Beijing International Children's Book Fair. UBM China, as a partner of BIBF 2018, will provide full support to promote licensing market of children's books in China. Margaret Ma-Connolly, Managing Director of UBM China and Vice President of UBM Asia, says, "As a world's leading exhibition organizer, UBM is committed to creating values for different industries through outstanding exhibition experience and in-depth understanding of industries. The cooperation with BIBF will give full play to the advantages of both sides in the fields such as publishing, child, baby & maternity products and services, and IP licensing, and explore the potential values in various industries through integration, extending the scope of industry chains and discover new opportunities. BIBF, organized by China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation (CNPIEC), is the second largest international book fair platforms in the world only behind Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. It will be held at the China International Exhibition Center (New Hall) on August 22-26 with a total exhibition space of 14,100 square meters and exhibitors from China, Japan and South Korea. The fair aims to create a new professional content-driven exhibition that covers the whole industry from content integration such as copyright of children's books, animation & anime, publishing licensing, IP licensing, education and digital works and more. Licensing Expo China is taking part in this fair as well. Ms Liying Lin, Deputy General Manager of CNPIEC, the organizer of BIBF comments, "The integration of film and television, multimedia, IP licensing and publishing is developing rapidly, and the new children's fair will provide a platform for publishers and potential partners to explore business opportunities. The fair will also help publishers expand into new areas through professional forums, seminars and trade matchmaking activities. " Licensing Expo China, organized by UBM, will be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai on July 25-27, 2018. It aims to connect the most influential entertainment, character, art and culture, and corporate brand owners and agents with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees, retailers and distributors to explore the huge potential of China's licensing market. Licensing Expo China will invite licensors seeking opportunities with book publishers to participate in BIBF, BIBF will also invite publishing licensors to participate in Licensing Expo China. In addition to the exhibition, a series of industry lectures and licensing seminars will also be conducted to help publishers understand the basic knowledge and operation methods of licensing. A series of one-on-one and face-to-face business matching sessions will also be held as both fair organizers. will invite licensees from various fields to talk with publishing organizations. This is to help players in the industry understand the potential of the licensing market for publishing in China. For more information, please visit the official website of Licensing Expo China 2018 (LEC) at: www.licensingexpochina.com About Licensing Expo China Organized by UBM China, the Licensing Expo China aims to connect the most influential entertainment, character, fashion, art and corporate brand owners and agents with consumer goods manufacturers, licensees, retailers and distributors. UBM is the organizer of Licensing Expo Las Vegas (United States), Brand Licensing Europe (London, United Kingdom), and the publisher of the licensing industry's most influential publication: License! Global.
International Experts Discussed "Urban Transformation Through Art" at SIAC in Shanghai
SHANGHAI, May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The forum on "Urban Transformation Through Art", co-hosted by SAFA (Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, Shanghai University), Baowu Steel Group, TICCIH (The International Committee for Conservation of Industrial Heritage) and LIHC (League on Industrial Heritage in China), and organized by SIAC (Shanghai International Art City) Research Institute, is not a one-time idea platform to present a big project to transform Bao Steel's industrial heritage into an art city. The project is going to be an important test case in China where they have abundant industrial heritage resources today. SIAC Roundtable (From left to right: Wang Dawei, Wu Jiang, Zhao Jian, Stephen Hughes, Frances Morris, Pan Lusheng, Betty Ng, Gao Jun) (Credit: Shanghai International Art City Research Institute) The two-day forum (May 11-12) continues to be heard after the event because of its size, the reputation of the speakers, and the importance of the theme. SIAC (Shanghai International Art City) attracted the attention of the public because of the importance of converting the industrial heritage of key industries such as Bao Steel into an art city. Prof. Hang Jian, China Academy of Art, spoke about 100,000 ambitious heritage conservation plans currently under way by Chinese government, which includes regenerating the industrial heritage as well as conservation plans for traditional Chinese rural areas and their way of life. China has more than 5,000 years of history but the experience of industrialization is only 160 years. On the first day, participants visited the industrial heritage site of Bao Steel and felt the sweat that workers poured for the prosperity and industrialization of China. One of the participants suggested that Bao Steel's industrial heritage should be permanently preserved as a sacred work site through minimal restoration. The forum was divided into four different research topics under the main title "Urban Transformation through Art", a subject suggestive redevelopment of industrial heritage. The forum also discussed rejuvenation plans that utilize arts and how to revitalize industrial heritage through architecture and urban planning. Summary of the discussion 1. A museum is not just a place for exhibition and a temple of collections but a platform for the public to relate, participate and suggest their active opinions. The audience today are not passive visitors to be educated by professionals of institutions but an opinionated neighbor. Museums should transfer their ownership to the audience. 2. Relative success stories of industrial rejuvenation have been introduced in the west and in China. Orsay Museum in Paris from train station, Venice Biennale Arsenale Exhibition Space refurbished from shipbuilding and ship-fixing space, Hamburger Bahnhof Museum in Berlin from Berlin train-station, Wiels Contemporary art center in Belgium, etc. In China, Chin Pagoda and Hangzhou Pagoda were also introduced by Stephen Hughes, secretary general of TICCIH. But unagreeable industrial rejuvenation cases have not been introduced. Success stories vary and are debatable. Failure cases are all varied and debatable as well. 3. Why are most success stories of Industrial Heritages transformation focused on art museums, art centers or art-oriented facilities? Is art so important? Is art a victim? Is it simply because making art-related spaces is cheap? Is art casual, easy or at stake? Why not architecture? 4. Industrial Heritage Rejuvenation should be able to preserve not only memory of the process of conservation but also of the history of users. Industrial heritage regeneration is understood as a surgery or demolition of buildings. But it could be a nutritional injection and reconnection to the history. 5. SIAC (Shanghai International Art City) shouldn't be a city of tourism with art. Art city is not a tourist city that uses art, but the quality of the city is more important. Quality is a guarantee of life. 6. Rejuvenation is about reusing. It is like two sticks which are called chopsticks, not a single chopstick, which is almost useless. Art is like Chinese chopsticks. Baowu heritage site is 26 square kilometers but in reality, there are 230 square kilometer sites in Shanghai that need to be rejuvenated. 7. The relationship between art and rejuvenation of city is not inevitable and conclusive. Is it because art is cheaper than any other medium? Urban Transformation Through Art? Why not through architecture? 8. Community culture needs to be related to the SIAC context. Eva Franch i Gilabert said that she doesn't work with business models in her architectural practice but an idea model. It alludes to the future of SIAC. 9. The difference of value and capital are crucial matters that need to be reconsidered in the field of art given recent environments. 10. Why do we pay attention to the legacy of the past? What is the role of heritage? What about living heritage? Energy of creating space and energy of memory go together. 11. SIAC should also be a city for education for future generations. 12. Academic Director of the forum, Yongwoo Lee, said in a conclusive comment "we make a house but the house shapes us. We don't seem to think that the city we create shapes the framework of our actions, habits and values." View original content with multimedia:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/international-experts-discussed-urban-transformation-through-art-at-siac-in-shanghai-300651796.html
Electra Meccanica to Participate in China International Consumer Electronics Show
The exhibition will take place in Qingdao, China from July 20-23, 2018 VANCOUVER, May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp. (OTCQB: ECCTD), a cutting-edge designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles, today announced that it will participate in the China International Consumer Electronics Show (SINOCES). The world-renowned show's 16-year history is regarded as a mecca for leaders in the consumer electronics industry. Electra Meccanica will be featuring its all-electric, single seater SOLO, as well as their eRoadster sports car. SINOCES will take place at the Qingdao International Convention Center in China from July 20-23, 2018. "The tech giants who exhibit at this show are astounding, and we're honored to be among such esteemed innovators," said Jerry Kroll, Chairman and CEO of Electra Meccanica. "I believe that anyone who experiences Electra Meccanica's vehicles will walk away astounded, too, as our products are quite literally the driving force behind revolutionary and sustainable transport." With big-name sponsors, SINOCES has successfully built an excellent reputation among the CE industry. Featured Exhibition Zones in 2018 include: Mobile Internet and Wearable Technology; 3D Printing & Intelligent Robotics; Smart City; Connected Home; Audio & Video & Tablet Technology and E-commerce. Before SINOCES, Electra Meccanica participated in the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2018 and was awarded the Automotive Innovation Award by IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and expertise, at ShowStoppers® for its SOLO EV. The SOLO is priced at $15,500 USD, and interested consumers can place a fully-refundable $250 deposit by visiting EMVauto.com. A publicly held company, Electra Meccanica began trading on the OTCQB exchange and announced its application filing for NASDAQ Capital Markets listing last October. About Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corp.:Electra Meccanica is a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles. The Company builds the innovative, all-electric SOLO, a single passenger vehicle developed to revolutionize the way people commute, as well as the Tofino, an elegant high-performance two seater electric roadster sports car. Both vehicles are tuned for the ultimate driving experience while making your commute more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Intermeccanica, a subsidiary of Electra Meccanica, has successfully been building high-end specialty cars for 59 years. The Electra Meccanica family is delivering next generation affordable electric vehicles to the masses. For more information, visit www.electrameccanica.com. Media Contact: Zoe Tobin, KCSA Strategic Communications, Tel. 212-896-1251, Email email@example.com; Investor Contact: Todd Fromer / Allison Soss, KCSA Strategic Communications, Phone: 212-896-1215 / 212-896-1267, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trina Solar completes acquisition of Nclave
CHANGZHOU, China, May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Trina Solar Limited ("Trina Solar" or the "Company") announced that it has successfully closed the acquisition of Spain-based Nclave Renewable S.L. ("Nclave"), the world's leading solar tracker system manufacturer. This is the first time that a Chinese solar company has acquired a solar tracker producer outside of its home market, accelerating Trina Solar's strategic transformation from a leading PV product supplier to a global smart PV solution provider. The acquisition also marks another solid step towards Trina Solar's strategic transformation into an enterprise focused on the development of alternative and renewable energy solutions that work in concert with the Internet of Things ecosystem. With the acquisition, Trina Solar's latest TrinaPro smart PV solutions will directly incorporate Nclave's tracker products and engineering designs, while Nclave's leading-edge technologies will also be deeply integrated into Trina Solar's smart solutions. Nclave was founded by the Clavijo Family and integrated the company MFV in 2017 together with the participation of the fund Q-Growth . Nclave has over 12 years of experience in renewable energy sources, having provided more than 2.5 GW worldwide. It currently has its headquarters in Madrid (Spain), commercial offices in five continents and manufacturing facilities in Navarra (Spain). Nclave is a leading company in the development, design, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of fixed structures and photovoltaic solar trackers, including dimensioning and implementing of all foundation solutions. Nclave offers the widest range of products in the market (fixed structures and single and multi row trackers with any configuration), being adaptable to all kinds of project through solutions with minimum investment cost; as well as operation and maintenance. Its design for core parts and structures have received multiple international patents. About Trina Solar Limited Founded in 1997, Trina Solar is one of the first Chinese solar companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. As of the end of 2017, Trina Solar's total module shipments had exceeded 32GW, ranking first in the world. Trina Solar has recently developed TrinaPro, a proprietary utility-scale smart PV solution for large power stations as well as commercial and residential solutions, energy storage systems and photovoltaic modules. As the world's leading provider of integrated solar energy solutions, Trina Solar has taken the lead in evolving into a brand in the world of energy IoT (internet of things) and is committed to becoming a global leader in this new and emerging sector.
BIG SUN Energy's new dual axis tracker + bifacial module shows up to 60% gains in solar power generation
The new amphibious power generation champion: iPV TrackerHSINCHU, Taiwan, May 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BIG SUN Energy's patented iPV Tracker, when compared with a fixed tilt system, has shown a 30% increase in power generation. When iPV Tracker is combined with a bi-facial module there is a further 10% increase. BIG SUN Energy has further researched various underlying surfaces -- discovering the rates of reflection with natural ground cover, cement or mirror-like reflective surfaces. Reflection rates of grass, sand or mud will increase the power generation between 5-10%, while white cement will provide a 15% increase. When mirror-like reflective surfaces such as water or snow are used, the gains reach 20-30%. By installing an iPV Tracker over a water surface using bi-facial modules, the increase in yields achieved can reach 60% over fixed tilt systems utilizing mono-facial modules. Summer Lou, inventor of iPV Tracker and chairman of BIG SUN Energy noted "Two thirds of the earth is covered by water, by extending the application of iPV Trackers over water surfaces we will help increase power generating efficiency without impacting the local environment. iPV Trackers can be floating or mounted, when installed at a 3m height with 2.5m spacing, iPV Trackers are able to harvest 60% of light transmittance and increase power gains by 50%. In shallow waters, the Aqua Solar solution will elevate the light transmittance 70-80%." Summer noted "it is an eco-friendly system that provides space facilitating routine activities around the floating and mounted modules." The effectiveness of PV power generation has three essential factors, inclination angle, height and ground reflection. The inclination angle is the optimal angle that power generation systems are able to track and absorb sunlight. Tracker height describes the necessary room to collect reflected and diffused sunlight on the rear side of a module when paired with a bi-facial module. Ground reflection can boost the rear side power generation in bi-facial modules, with different advantages for different types of ground cover. Solar tracking power generation systems have become an important choice when building solar power stations. The world has focused on the power generation efficiency of the bi-facial module in conjunction with the solar tracking systems. BIG SUN Energy was awarded the "Top 10 Highlights" at 2017 SNEC PV Power Expo in Shanghai for the highly efficient power generation features in the dual glass, bi-facial, dual axis iPV Tracker. BIG SUN will be attending this year's SNEC PV Power Expo held in Shanghai (May 28-30th) located in W1 Hall, booth #008. On display will be the iPV Tracker in conjunction with high-efficiency bifacial modules from two prominent suppliers, demonstrating it as a highly adaptive and highly efficient power generation system. http://www.bigsun-energy.com/Uploads/special_project/BIG-SUN-iPV-Bi-Dual-System.jpg BIG SUN Energy: www.bigsun-energy.comiPV Tracker: www.ipvtracker.com For more information contact: Kim YenMarketing Specialist +886-3-5980288 #1953 email@example.com Angel Lu Marketing Manager +886-3-5980288 #1951 firstname.lastname@example.org
Reed & Mackay Launches Extraordinary Travel Management Service in Asia Region
LONDON, May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- International Travel Management Company, Reed & Mackay has opened offices in Singapore to be closer to its growing client base across the Asia - Region. Reed & Mackay's industry leading travel management service brings together exceptional talent, a passion for going the extra mile and best in class technology. Teams have been on the ground in Singapore since January to ensure that Reed & Mackay's suite of travel technology and service offering is tailored to the needs of the market. Group CEO, Fred Stratford said: "We listen very carefully to our clients and there has been a clear and consistent message that they would like to see a wholly owned Reed & Mackay operation in Singapore so we're really excited to be here." Leading the new market for Reed & Mackay is Vivian Hsiao-Yee Choo, who recently joined the business as SVP - Asia Region. Stratford continues: "Vivian brings invaluable local and regional market knowledge to Reed & Mackay. We are very excited to be introducing our first class service to the Asia region and delighted to have Vivian on board." Choo joins Reed & Mackay with extensive experience of the travel management market including leading business development for global TMCs across APAC. Choo commented: "Our industry is ever changing and at Reed & Mackay we combine tradition and innovation to provide an extraordinary experience for our clients. I am delighted to be part of the Reed & Mackay family and am very excited to work with our industry partners to deliver our value proposition in the Asia region." In addition to their wholly owned presence across EMEA, APAC and the US, Reed & Mackay's International Partnership further augments their global offering with 4000 travel experts across 40 countries. About Reed & Mackay Reed & Mackay delivers corporate travel management and event management for professionals with exacting needs. Established as a family business over 50 years ago, Reed & Mackay are today globally recognized as business travel and event management experts. Born from close working relationships within the financial, legal and insurance industries, our commitment to our clients and a love of what we do inspire us to deliver extraordinary travel management. We combine inspired service with state-of-the-art technology to create a level of travel management like no other and deliver value you might not believe possible. For more information, please visit https://www.reedmackay.com