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iflix Increases Subscriber Numbers by 250% in the First Half of 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets is thrilled to announce it has crossed more than 15 million subscribers to its service, on the back of 250 per cent growth since January 2018. The media industry globally is undergoing a transformational shift, as digital platforms continue to see seismic growth and mobile viewing breaks new records daily. Entertainment, particularly television, is becoming a less passive and more immersive...

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Alipay and Singapore Tourism Board join hands to boost Chinese tourist spending

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alipay, the world’s leading mobile and online payment and lifestyle platform operated by Ant Financial Services Group, together with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), have launched a series of joint marketing initiatives aimed at raising destination awareness of Singapore and driving tourist spending among Chinese visitors. Alipay and STB signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in September 2017 to enhance Chinese tourists’ overall experience in Singapore. Under...

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2018年FIFAワールドカップ ロシア大会のショッピングの50%が非接触決済を利用

モスクワ--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- FIFA公式支払サービス・パートナーのビザ(NYSE:V)は本日、2018年FIFAワールドカップ ロシア大会の6月14日から7月11日の準決勝までの期間におけるスタジアム内での支出について、分析結果を発表しました。データからは、消費者による革新的支払技術の利用が増えていることが明らかになり、大会会場でのビザによる支払の50%が非接触技術を使用して行われました。これには、カード、モバイル端末、ウエラブル・デバイスが含まれます。 ビザのカード保有者は、大会期間中のスタジアム内での購入で、1回当たり平均1408ルーブル(約23.00ドル)を使用しました。ロシアのファンによる支出が最も多く、それに米国とメキシコが続いています。個別購入額の平均が最高となった商品は、スタジアム内商品(4200ルーブル、約68.00ドル)、ファン・フェスト商品(3300ルーブル、約53.00ドル)、スタジアム内飲食品(800ルーブル、約13.00ドル)でした。 ビザのリン・ビガール最高マーケティング・コミュニケーション責任者は、次のように述べています。「ビザのスポンサー活動は、世界的舞台で最新の革新的支払技術を紹介することを可能にしました。FIFAワールドカップ中のビザのカード保有者の支出データは、ロシアで非接触決済が拡大していることと、列に並ぶ時間を減らしてピッチに集中できる時間を増やすためにファンが迅速で安全な支払手段を頼りにしていることを明らかにしました。」 2018年FIFAワールドカップ...

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Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures Supply Market Intelligence and Procurement Market Intelligence Report Now Available from SpendEdge

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global procurement market intelligence advisory firm, SpendEdge, has announced the release of their Global Plumbing Fittings and Fixtures Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report. This procurement report offers information on the best practices for category management, supplier selection, spend management. In addition, to help buyers and suppliers reduce costs, this procurement report offers a comprehensive analysis of the supply market. SpendEdge’s procurement...

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More Expenses Covered By Loans Explained By National Debt Relief

people [who] are taking out loans to pay for moving expense Dallas, TX July 16, 2018 There are more and more consumers who are taking out loans for various reasons that is why National Debt Relief shares some of these loan needs. The article titled “How Loans Are Being Used To Cover More And More Expenses” released July 14, 2018, takes a look at the many reasons why consumers take on loans. The article starts off by explaining that people in the past usually took out loans to buy big...

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Al Jisr foundation visits CERF and UNGC

In the picture (From Left to Right) – Sultan Al Busaidi, Lisa Doughten & Zaher Al Hosni MUSCAT , OMAN, July 15, 2018 -- Al Jisr Foundation visits Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) in New York after signing the UN Global Compact earlier this year. The UN Global Compact is the largest corporate sustainability initiative in the world and CERF is a humanitarian fund established by the United Nations General Assembly in the year...

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Oil and Gas Accumulator Sourcing and Procurement Report: Top Suppliers and Risk Mitigation Insights Now Available from SpendEdge

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global procurement market intelligence advisory firm, SpendEdge, has announced the release of their Global Oil and Gas Accumulator Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report. This procurement market intelligence report offers a scrupulous analysis of the sourcing opportunities, top oil and gas accumulator suppliers, and risk management strategies. SpendEdge’s procurement market intelligence reports for the manufacturing category offer actionable insights on the...

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5-Year-Old Boise Girl Named “Pro Cyclist for the Day” by UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team during Twilight Criterium in Boise

BOISE, Idaho--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Local five-year-old Claire Jensen, a UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grant recipient, was named “Pro Cyclist for the Day” at this year’s Twilight Criterium in downtown Boise. UnitedHealthcare’s pro cycling team introduced Jensen as the honoree during a pre-race celebration. As “Pro Cyclist for the Day,” she was awarded pro cycling gear, including a new bike, helmet and an autographed pro cycling team jersey. She also participated in the pre-race...

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Digital Isolator Procurement Report: Supply Market Analysis and Procurement Market Intelligence Insights Now Available from SpendEdge

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global procurement market intelligence advisory firm, SpendEdge, has announced the release of their Global Digital Isolator Category- Procurement Market Intelligence Report. This procurement report offers a comprehensive analysis of the demand-supply shifts, negotiation strategies, and procurement best practices. An analysis of the global category spend and the major suppliers of digital isolators is also offered in this report. SpendEdge’s procurement market intelligence...

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Sausage Casing Procurement Report: Supply Market Intelligence and Supplier Selection Strategies Now Available from SpendEdge

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global procurement market intelligence advisory firm, SpendEdge, has announced the release of their Global Sausage Casing Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report. This procurement report focuses on the key strategies to reduce and optimize spend, and offers insights on the procurement best practices and sustainability strategies. Our procurement market intelligence reports for the agro commodities and raw materials category follow a scrupulous data collection...

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L3 Appoints Stephen F. O’Bryan as SVP and Chief Global Business Development Officer

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that Stephen F. O’Bryan has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Global Business Development Officer. In this position, Mr. O’Bryan will lead L3’s integrated business development efforts and coordinate the company’s relationships with the Department of Defense (DoD) and all branches of the military, Congress and government agencies, as well as commercial and international customers. He will report to Christopher...

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Technavio: Sports Analytics Industry Gets a Free Kick with FIFA World Cup 2018

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--So who gets to take home the Golden Trophy? Will France recreate the magic of 1998, or are Croatians going to celebrate victory? As the World Cup fever grips across the globe, sports analytics has clearly emerged as the 12th man in the game. Apart from witnessing many “firsts”, the World Cup 2018 has also witnessed the loosening of cultural resistance to soccer analytics. In fact, Technavio’s report on media and entertainment services predicts sports analytics to play...

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Amazon Publishing Author Christine Bell Wins International Thriller Writers’ 2018 Thriller Award for Grievance

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Tonight, Christine Bell’s haunting and suspenseful novel, Grievance, was named the winner of the International Thriller Writers’ 2018 Thriller Award for Best Paperback Original Novel. Grievance was published in 2017 by Lake Union Publishing, the book club fiction imprint of Amazon Publishing. The Thriller Awards honor the best in thriller fiction in six categories; Bell is a first-time nominee. “I am honored to have received the Thriller Award!”...

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Dollar General Celebrates 15,000th Store Grand Opening

WILMINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dollar General (NYSE: DG) kicked off the grand opening of its 15,000th store in Wilmington, North Carolina, by hosting a community celebration and donating $15,000 to five local schools to support literacy and education initiatives. “Opening our 15,000th store is a major milestone for Dollar General,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO and Wilmington native. “Since our humble beginnings in Scottsville, Kentucky, almost 80 years ago, we have become...

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Protein Ingredient Procurement Report: Sourcing and Procurement Best Practices Insights Now Available from SpendEdge

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global procurement intelligence advisory firm, SpendEdge, has announced the release of their Global Protein Ingredient Category - Procurement Market Intelligence Report. This procurement report offers insights on category growth drivers, pricing models, and procurement best practices in the global protein ingredient market. Our procurement reports for the food and beverage category offer a comprehensive analysis of the supply market scenario and the sustainability practices...

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