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News Article | May 2, 2017
Site: news.europawire.eu

Mladá Boleslav, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ŠKODA has produced the one millionth SUPERB. The milestone vehicle, a top-of-the-range Laurin & Klement saloon, left the production line at ŠKODA’s Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic. ​The current third generation has made a major contribution to this success: since the market launch in March 2015, ŠKODA has produced 250,000 vehicles of this top model. The brand’s flagship brings the success story of the series dating back to 1934 to a new level. “This production milestone is an impressive demonstration of ŠKODA’s high production competence and its employees,” says Michael Oeljeklaus, Board Member for Production and Logistics, adding “The name SUPERB represents one of the best and most successful cars in the automotive mid-class.” The third-generation ŠKODA SUPERB has led the brand into a new era since its production launch in March 2015. With its sharp lines, state-of-the-art assistance systems for safety and comfort, powerful yet economical engines, largest interior space in the segment and numerous ‘Simply Clever’ details, the current generation has successfully established itself in the mid-class. For its exceptional qualities, the ŠKODA SUPERB has been awarded the ‘Red Dot Award’ for outstanding product design and the title ‘Car of the Year’ in numerous European countries. The production figures also underscore the success of the brand’s flagship: After producing 136,100 vehicles of the first generation, which was launched in 2001, the production figures of the second generation increased significantly. Between 2008 and 2015, 618,500 ŠKODA SUPERBs left the ŠKODA plant in Kvasiny. The current third generation was launched in March 2015. In just  the two years since, ŠKODA has produced 250,000 vehicles. The modern flagship is celebrating an impressive milestone and raising the popularity of the series to a new level. ŠKODA’s top model has been synonymous with high quality from the Czech Republic on the global markets since 2001. The carmaker builds on the tradition of large, prestigious vehicles from Mladá Boleslav that date back to the early 20th century.  In 1907 the Laurin & Klement FF became the first eight-cylinder model in Central Europe. In the 1920s, the luxurious ŠKODA Hispano-Suiza mobilised the first state president of Czechoslovakia. The inspirational eight-cylinder ŠKODA 860 was released in the early 1930s. The ŠKODA 640 SUPERB followed in 1934. Since then, the sonorous name has represented the brand’s particularly high-class cars. The term comes from the Latin word ‘superbus’, meaning ‘distinguished’, ‘excellent or ‘magnificent.’ Just as the current generation, the predecessors also featured pioneering technology. The 640 SUPERB used the technological platform of the POPULAR; its 2.5-litre six-cylinder had an output of 55 hp. The Cardan shaft ran through the tube frame. Also, advanced independent suspension was utilised instead of rigid axles front and rear. An advantage of this design was, for example, that the stress on the body was reduced due to significantly higher torsional rigidity. This model is a rarity with only 200 ever built. ŠKODA SUPERB – in 2001 the new model was launched in the mid-class In 2001 ŠKODA gave the evocative name a new lease of life. The new flagship of the brand immediately set new standards in the mid-class: no competing model in the segment offered as much space as the new model of the brand from Mladá Boleslav. At the same time, the SUPERB scored points with an attractive design and state-of-the-art technology. A navigation system, GSM telephone preparation, heated seats, xenon headlights, parking sensors and sunroofs were added to the high comfort on request. As standard, modern systems such as ABS, ESC and six airbags ensured maximum safety. The second generation of the modern ŠKODA SUPERB celebrated its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show of 2008. The impressive new model had even more space, an elegant appearance and build quality of the highest level. In addition, the SUPERB was available for the first time with all-wheel drive. The particularly practical ŠKODA SUPERB COMBI followed in 2009. SUPERB III is the first ŠKODA model to offer comprehensive connectivity In 2015 ŠKODA heralded a new era with the current third generation SUPERB. Never before had such high demands been put on the design of a ŠKODA car. Never had so many new technologies gone into the development of a model. Never before had there been so many new ‘Simply Clever’ ideas, and never had ŠKODA engineers created so much room for drivers, passengers and their luggage. An array of assistance systems from higher vehicle classes ensures greater safety and comfort. The new EU-6 engines are also more powerful than previously, whilst also being up to 30 percent more economical. At the same time, the SUPERB, introduced in 2015, was the brand’s first model to support full connectivity. The modern infotainment system can be automatically connected to Smartphones via SmartLink. SmartLink includes the standards MirrorLinkTM, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system allows users to operate many apps from their smartphone on the car’s display. In addition, the driver can use the SmartGate function to retrieve vehicle data on their device. The SUPERB was also the first ŠKODA hotspot on wheels with high-speed Internet access. Another highlight is the innovative and particularly practical Phonebox, which charges mobile phones wirelessly. The experience and passion of 122 years of ŠKODA vehicle construction went into the development of the third generation model. The SUPERB impressively demonstrates the company’s engineering and design competence.


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.theguardian.com

The release of the annual taxation statistics by the ATO offers a plethora of information about Australian workers that gives us an excellent snapshot of the nation. And the figures highlight that middle Australia earns much less than the government would have you believe and that women across all occupations continue to earn much less than men. As we get closer to the budget, the phrase “middle Australia” will be put on high rotation in politician’s talking points. Last year the phrase was mostly used to justify the government raising the second highest income tax threshold from $80,000 to $87,000. Last year, Malcolm Turnbull said it showed the government was “focusing on ensuring that Australians, middle-income Australians, those that are on average full-time earnings, which, as you know is nudging $80,000, don’t move into the second top tax bracket”. And yet, the 2014-15 taxation statistics released last week revealed that the median taxable income of the 9.95m Australians with a taxable income was just $54,543. If you earned more than that, then you earned more than at least half of Australians. We always need to be a bit careful, however, before suggesting that is the median Australian income. Taxation statistics provide information on individuals, not households. If two adults living together with no children are both earning $54,543, they are most likely doing a lot better than half of Australian households. And the difficulty is that we need to talk about more than just average and median, we also need to talk gender. When Turnbull talks about average full-time earnings nudging $80,000, he is talking about men, not women. The current average total earnings for men working full-time is $89,221, for women full-time workers it is $72,212. But when we look at median earnings we see that these amounts are well above what half of Australia earns. While the median income for all workers in 2014-15 was $54,543, there is a big difference for the median men and women. Men overwhelmingly earn more than women: There are numerous reasons for this but the two key ones are that women are more likely to work part-time and are also more heavily employed in lower-paying occupations. It means that while the median income for all taxpayers was $54,543, the median for all women was just $47,125, while it was $61,711 for men. Either way, however, both are well below $80,000, let alone the new threshold of $87,000: Had you earned $80,000 in 2014-15 you would have earned more than 67% of men and 83% of women and 74% of all Australians – hardly in the middle: But while the figures do demonstrate the difference between the myth of what politicians would have us believe is middle Australia and the reality, the gap between the earnings of men and women is perhaps the most startling. Women made up 45% of all people earning a taxable income in 2014-15, and yet they accounted for just 25% of those in the richest 10% but 57% of those in the poorest decile: It goes without saying that if you earn a large income you are more likely to be a man and if you earn a small income you are most likely to be a woman – and it really does not matter what your job is. It is no shock to discover that, of the professional sportspeople, men are much better off. Nineteen per cent of the 9,600 sportsmen earned more than $80,000 in 2014-15, compared with just 2.7% of the 3,300 women earning a living playing sport: And it is perhaps also unsurprising to see the gender earnings divergence among CEOs and managing directors. In 2014-15 CEOs were the ninth-highest paying occupation by median income. But while 20% of male CEOs were in the top tax bracket, only 11% of women were: Women made up 27% of all CEOs but just 17% of those in the top tax bracket, and by contrast accounted for 36% of CEOs whose income was below $18,200. But it is somewhat more surprising to see the divide even among professions considered favourable to women. There are well over double the number of women working as HR professionals and yet 40% of the men earn over $80,000 compared with just 22% of women: Similarly there are almost the same number of female and male accountants and yet men once again are much more likely to earn six figures: Female journalists also suffer compared with their male counterparts, despite there being more women in the profession than men. Forty-one per cent of male journalists earned over $80,000 in 2014-15 compared with a mere 24% of female journalists: The breakdown of secondary school teachers incomes is instructive. The higher-income teachers are those with extra responsibility as well as seniority. And yet while women make up 62% of all secondary teachers, they account for just over half of those earning over $80,000. Of the nearly 88,000 women teaching in secondary schools, only 33% earn over $80,000 compared with 46% of the 54,000 male teachers. Such divergence can certainly be explained by greater numbers of women working part-time but in other professions the sense of gender bias appears rather stark. There are roughly the same number of male and female barristers in Australia – 807 men, 847 women. And yet male barristers, by a massive amount, are situated in the highest tax bracket compared with women: Nearly two-thirds of female barristers earned less than $37,000 in 2014-15 compared with just over a quarter of their male counterparts. Is that really only because women choose to work less or in lower-paid areas of law? Or is it just possibly the well-known issues of the boys’ club in the legal profession is reflected in the type of work and earnings female barristers achieve? But even among the low-paid occupations, such as sales assistants, women are more likely to be among the lowest-paid workers: Yes, a tendency toward greater part-time work is a reason. These figures don’t suggest women are being paid less for the same level of work – but they do suggest women are not able to reach the same level of work that would see them earn higher incomes. And it occurs across every job. Sure, much of it is choice. But that choice is greatly influenced by social norms. As we saw last week when the ABS release the data on the “typical Australian”, the typical Australian women does five to 14 hours of unpaid housework a week compared to the typical male, who does less than five. So long as women are expected to do more housework, more of the childcare (which as I have noted, occurs regardless of the employment status of either partner), women will struggle to earn an equal amount as men – regardless of which job they do. And of course this has real consequences. That income gap adds up – and it is most clearly seen in the difference in superannuation balances of men and women as they age: The median superannuation balance for a woman aged 55 to 59 is $40,000 less than a same aged man. That’s fine if you happen to be married to such a man but it highlights that the sacrifice of staying at home results in a level of income dependence for women in retirement that most men don’t have to worry about.


News Article | April 27, 2017
Site: www.gizmag.com

2017 MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso: there's no excuse to buy a white one. If you're buying MV, get the red and grey (Credit: Noel McKeegan/New Atlas) "Emotional Touring" goes the tagline for MV Agusta's first crack at a luxury mile muncher, but it left us far less weepy than we might have expected. The Turismo Veloce Lusso is a quick, quirky and clever machine with some very nifty tricks up its sleeve. Enjoy our video review! Storied Italian brand MV Agusta is best known for its highly-strung exotica, but the focus has shifted in recent years towards bikes people will really wanna ride, with a range of bikes built around a rip-snorting 800cc triple engine that's built for serious road riding thrills. A decade ago, the idea of an MV Agusta luxury tourer would've been crazy. But today, Donald Trump is the President of the United States, and here's the Turismo Veloce Lusso. As far as luxury tourers go, this is very much on the Ducati Multistrada/BMW S1000XR side of things rather than, say, the BMW K1600GT side – but with a package that's lighter and more compact than any of those, if just as tall at a seat height around 850 mm. It gives up a few horsepower, with a peak of just 110, but the way the power's delivered makes it feel almost as quick and gives you an excuse to stay harder on the gas. There's certainly no complaints about fitment – from the multi-level traction control and ABS, through heated grips, up/down quickshifter, USB charge points and cruise control, it's got all the good stuff. There's also built-in Bluetooth connectivity that talks to your phone to let you manage media on the go. Perhaps one of the most impressive bits is the iPhone app, which interfaces with the built-in datalogger and also lets you set up your own custom riding mode, complete with a magnificently intricate suspension adjustment tool. The suspension is an active Sachs system that reads the road and adjusts itself according to the conditions and how you're riding it. But in the iPhone app, you've got the ability to draw your own curves to tell the forks and shock how to react to different inputs. Magnificent. At AU$24,990 in Australia (US$19,298 in the USA) you're paying a decent premium over the base model Turismo Veloce for the active suspension, cruise control, standard center stand and heated grips the Lusso model gives you, but in the couple of weeks I had the thing, I made good use of all of them. Check out our road test video below!


News Article | April 28, 2017
Site: www.gizmag.com

Once a mighty European powerhouse, Czech Republic's Jawa never stopped producing motorcycles throughout its 88-year history. As times change along with emission rules, Jawa introduces the 350 OHC as a four-stroke tribute to one of its most popular historic two-stroke models, the 350 Type 634. Although Jawa might not ring many bells to younger motorcycle aficionados, older riders should promptly identify one of the biggest motorcycle manufacturers to operate behind the iron curtain in then Czechoslovakia. The company left its mark in the 250 and 350 cc Grand Prix classes during the 1950s and 60s, as well as celebrating in 1987 a landmark three million motorcycles produced. The 1990s proved to be anything other than favorable for the company, but Jawa never ceased producing modernized variants of the affordable and reliable two-stroke 350. Actually, the company's facility in Týnec nad Sázavou, Czech Republic, still produces the 350 Type 640. Pretty much unchanged since 1991, it uses the most modern version of a twin cylinder engine that draws its roots all the way back to the mid-40s, when it was first introduced as the fruit of a co-operation with Ogar. Today's emissions rules have practically banned Jawa's two-strokes from Western markets, but the 350 still enjoys some popularity in Russia and Central America. In the meantime, a new model has been introduced, the 350 OHC. As the name suggests – with OHC unsurprisingly standing for OverHead Camshaft – this is a four-stroke engine, and it has been outsourced from China together with the steel frame. The single-cylinder, air-cooled unit comes from Shineray (also behind the recent resurrection of SWM), who in turn copied it from Honda's XR400 motor with minor changes and a Delphi injection system. This motor is quite famous in several countries, powering successful Shineray export models like the X5 adventure bike, and this is one of its biggest assets: It is already compliant with strict European norms. In the case of Jawa's 350 OHC, the 397 cc single produces 20.4 kW (27.4 hp) at 6,500 rpm and 30.6 Nm (22.6 lb-ft) at 5,000 rpm – a bit lower on power compared to the XR400, probably because of the Chinese version's lower compression ratio. The motorcycle is styled after the original 1970s 350 Type 634, adopting a classic British roadster look with a 19-inch wheel at the front and 18 at the rear, the unmistakably shiny 12-l (3.3-gal) fuel tank and clean, retro lines. According to the little information that Jawa reveals, its dry weight is 160 kg (353 lb), it is equipped with an ABS system, and is fully compliant with the latest European emission norms, retailing in its home country for CZK99,930 (around US$4,000). Next to the new 350, Jawa also introduced another tribute to the Type 634 classic, the 660 Vintage. It is a new member of a model family that was first introduced in 2011 with the 660 Sportard, employing the Italian-made Minarelli single-cylinder engine that powers motorcycles like Yamaha's XT660 and Ténéré 660, as well as the last generation Aprilia Pegaso. The 660 Vintage relies on the same 36 kW (48.3 hp) powertrain, and also adopts the same retro looks of the 350 OHC. In the Czech Republic it retails for CZK179,830 (about $7,300) and, just like the smaller model, it is Euro4-compliant, therefore eligible for export to most western markets.


News Article | April 19, 2017
Site: news.yahoo.com

ULAANBAATAR (Reuters) - Mongolia launched its first satellite on Wednesday, part of its efforts to make use of new technology to diversify its resource-dependent economy. The 1,227-megahertz satellite, called Mongol Sat-1, will help landlocked Mongolia expand its television, telecoms and broadband services, according to a video posted on the official website of Mongolia's parliament . The satellite was launched in partnership with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS), a telecoms and broadcast provider for the region. No details about the cost of the satellite and the launch were provided, and government agencies could not be immediately reached for comment. "The project that began over 10 years ago has been finally accomplished," said Parliament Speaker Miyeegombo Enkhbold in a meeting with ABS Chief Executive Officer Thomas Choi at the satellite's launch. "This is a historic advance, and we are proud that Mongolia sends its first satellite off into space." Enkhbold said the satellite would also be used to help with space research, map making and with preparing for natural disasters. Mongolia has been adopting new technologies to help connect its most remote and inaccessible regions, and dozens of new television broadcasters have also been launched in the last decade.Mobile phones have also become an essential part of life for Mongolia's traditional nomadic herders, providing remote settlements with access to banking and weather alerts. The International Monetary Fund has urged Mongolia to diversify its economy as part of a $5.5 billion bailout. Mongolia plunged into an economic and financial crisis last year after a collapse in commodity prices eroded growth and sent its currency, the tugrik, plummeting.


President Trump shocked both human rights advocates and, reportedly, members of his own administration this weekend when he extended an invitation for a White House visit to Rodrigo Duterte, the outlandish authoritarian president of the Philippines. Duterte said he might be too busy to swing by Washington, but the invitation itself is striking. He has been been accused of inciting extrajudicial killings as part of a violent crackdown on drug abuse and crime that’s resulted in thousands of civilian deaths since he took office last June. Though he has previously refuted comparisons to Trump, Duterte rose to power following a similarly unconventional and controversial populist campaign last year. Well before he was elected, Duterte had become the subject of international headlines and condemnation with an unfiltered string of inflammatory, crass and often violent statements that have continued into his presidency. “Give me salt and vinegar and I’ll eat his liver.” In perhaps one of his most unsavory statements to date, Duterte threatened to eat terrorists alive while speaking at the kickoff of a national sports tournament in Laos last month. The gruesome comments followed a foiled terror attack on the resort island of Bohol by Islamic militants. Duterte had ordered troops to kill the suspected extremists behind the plot but, he warned the crowd, he could easily be “50 times” more brutal than the terrorists themselves if provoked, threatening to eat their organs if captured alive. “Just drive me to extreme anger, and I can eat a person,” he said. “Give me salt and vinegar and I’ll eat his liver.” “You know, I am capable of eating a person,” he insisted. “If you anger me, in truth, I will eat you alive. Raw.” “If you are corrupt, I will fetch you using a helicopter to Manila and I will throw you out.” Back in December, Duterte claimed that he’d once thrown someone out of a helicopter — warning double-dealing politicians that he wouldn’t hesitate to do the same to them. “If you are corrupt, I will fetch you using a helicopter to Manila and I will throw you out,” Duterte declared during a televised speech to typhoon victims. “I have done this before; why would I not do it again?” Within a couple of days, however, Duterte had backed away from the claim, first responding incredulously when asked about it during an interview with Philippine news channel ABS-CBN. He later denied the story to CNN Philippines, saying, “We had no helicopter. We don’t use that.” “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself.” The 71-year-old former mayor was elected president of the archipelago last year after a campaign filled with profanity and threats of violence in a bloody war against drugs and crime. Duterte briefly tempered his typically incendiary language for his first official speech after taking the oath of office in June 2016, but by that night he’d resumed threatening to kill drug addicts and even encouraged civilians to do so themselves. “These sons of whores are destroying our children. I warn you, don’t go into that, even if you’re a policeman, because I will really kill you,” the newly minted president told an audience of about 500 people in a Manila slum. “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself, as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.” “Hitler massacred 3 million Jews. … Now there is 3 million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them.” Last September, Duterte made international headlines when he invoked Adolf Hitler while comparing his brutal drug war to the Holocaust. “Hitler massacred 3 million Jews,” he told reporters, incorrectly citing half the number of Jews actually killed under the Nazi regime. “Now there is 3 million drug addicts [in the Philippines]. I’d be happy to slaughter them.” Protesters stage a “die-in” to dramatize the rising number of extrajudicial killings related to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “War on Drugs” Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, outside the National Police headquarters in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila. (Photo: Bullit Marquez/AP) An average 1,015 people have been reportedly killed each month by police or vigilantes since Duterte took office on June 30, 2016. By mid-December, the death toll in Duterte’s war on drugs had reportedly surpassed 6,000 — with the leader lashing out at anyone who dare try to get in his way. Last August, Duterte threatened to “separate” from the United Nations after two U.N. human rights experts called the Philippine president’s drug war an “incitement to violence and killing, a crime under international law.” Duterte dismissed the EU as “hypocritical” after the European Parliament this past September condemned his violent antidrug initiative and urged him to stop “the current wave of extrajudicial executions and killings.” “They’re taking the high ground to assuage their feelings of guilt,” Duterte fired back, arguing that European leaders were simply trying to make up for the “thousands” of Arabs and others killed by their colonial predecessors. “Now the EU has the gall to condemn me.” The Supreme Court of the Philippines Last summer, Duterte went on television and announced the names of those he believed to be “narcos.” His list included the names of several politicians, judges and police officers. In a letter to the president, Maria Lourdes Sereno, chief justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, called the announcement “premature” and said she’d recommend that the four judges on his list not report to the police until they’ve been issued arrest warrants. “Please don’t order me around,” Duterte warned Sereno. “Or would you rather that I declare martial law?” Duterte was scheduled to meet with President Obama while the two were in Laos for the annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, summit last September. That was until the Philippine president called Obama a “son of a whore.” The insult was hurled during a press conference ahead of the summit, when a reporter asked about the possibility that Obama might confront Duterte about the human rights concerns raised by his deadly drug war. “You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum,” Duterte said, suggesting that he would not stand to be lectured about human rights. “We will be wallowing in the mud like pigs if you do that to me.” The meeting was soon canceled, as Duterte’s comments made Obama question whether such a meeting would be “actually productive.” Duterte later expressed regret for insulting Obama, though it was hardly the first time he’d called someone a “son of a whore.” In fact, he appears to throw the slur around quite often, using it to describe anyone from drug lords to the U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, and even the pope. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte points to a piece of paper containing a list of those he alleges are involved with the drug trade, as he delivers a speech at the Malacanang Palace in Manila in December. (Photo: Ezra Acayan/Reuters) “I was mad she was raped, but she was so beautiful. I thought, the mayor should have been first.” Just one month before he was elected president, Duterte became the subject of widespread scrutiny after a video was posted on YouTube that showed him making jokes about a female missionary from Australia who was raped and killed during a prison riot in the southern city of Davao in 1989. “They raped all of the women. … There was this Australian lay minister. … When they took them out … I saw her face and I thought, ‘Son of a bitch.’ What a pity … they raped her, they all lined up,” Duterte, who was the mayor of Davao at the time, said in the video. “I was mad she was raped but she was so beautiful. I thought, ‘The mayor should have been first.’” At a campaign event in April, Duterte boasted about his womanizing and spoke unabashedly about his use of the little blue pill. “I was separated from my wife. I’m not impotent,” Duterte told a crowd of businessmen. “What am I supposed to do? Let this hang forever? When I take Viagra, it stands up.” Despite their shared affinity for unfiltered, inflammatory rhetoric, Duterte rejected comparisons between his unconventional presidential campaign and that of Donald Trump. “Donald Trump is a bigot, I am not,” Duterte told the Associated Press back in March 2016, referring to then-candidate Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from the U.S. Duterte has since softened his stance on Trump, reportedly promising to “maintain … and enhance the bilateral ties between our two countries” during a brief congratulatory call to the U.S. president-elect in December. Both men had reportedly invited each other to visit their respective countries during that call.


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: co.newswire.com

The Omni Shelf is a line of portable shelving consisting of removable and interchangeable shelves easily attached to their companion, adhesive-backed brackets. The shelving can be adhered to any flat surface without the need for tools. The design intent is to provide consumers who live and work in small spaces, with a simple and effective means of achieving functional and decorative shelving space, without marring wall surfaces, or requiring a professional installer. The brackets can also be screw mounted.   The Omni Shelf consists of a series of the shelving surfaces and companion mounting brackets. The latter, fabricated of durable ABS plastic materials are backed with  a  mounting  tape  that  securely  affixes  the  bracket to the wall in a horizontal position. Additionally, an open track is available  for  insertion  of  the provided shelf surface. The shelf is initially offered as a flat rectangular unit and the shelf arm offers a swivel-connection to allow for extension, retraction and folding down  for  compact  storage  when  left  in  place. Easily interchangeable, the Omni Shelf surface is available in a variety of sizes, colors and styles including but not limited to solids, checkerboard, floral, and seasonal patterns. Televised test marketing has recently been completed indicating strong consumer interest in the Omni Shelf.   The Patent Pending Omni Shelf was invented by Eric Gonzales of Bronx, NY who said, “The Omni Shelf works perfectly in small spaces, whether it be a living space or an office. It is a practical system where space is limited and storage is imperative. It is an instant shelf that can hold anything from potted plants, photographs, books or office supplies and, when not in use, remove and store or fold down. It works.”   EDITOR'S NOTE: Development of this product is being handled by Invents Company. For more information about licensing or sale, contact the Licensing Department at Invents Company Operations Center, P.O. Box 1682, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576    Tel: 212-620-2629    www.invents.com


News Article | April 27, 2017
Site: www.prlog.org

TFC reaches out to more Filipinos in the region through specialized content, world-class performances and more opportunities to be with Kapamilyas -- After a string of successful Kapamilya events in Japan and Korea; to content-based fans' day in Hong Kong and Malaysia; to movie premieres in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore; ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel ("TFC") in Asia Pacific continues to bring more reasons for Filipinos in the region to celebrate and feel connected to home.Ailene Averion, ABS-CBN Global Ltd. managing director for Asia Pacific shares: "TFC has been bringing pieces of home to the region through its programs and live events.  This year, we continue to serve more Kapamilyas as we expand in Asia Pacific and bring new programs and experiences that inform, entertain and hopefully inspire."Part of these shows include love for family in "A Love to Last" starring Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion; sources of inspiration in "My Dear Heart" which stars Coney Reyes, Zanjoe Marudo, Bela Padilla and child star Nayomi Ramos; a strong foundation in "Wildflower;"adherence to commitment in "Better Half;" and passion for what one's heart beats for in "Pusong Ligaw" and "Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin."TFC continues to keep overseas Filipinos updated and informed with live news program "TV Patrol;" and current affairs program "Rated K."  Filipinos overseas gain access to these shows either through cable, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) or online (TFC.tv).  These allow Filipinos to watch on their TV, desktop, laptop, or mobile devices.TFC is also now reaching out to more seafaring Filipinos via DVDs and linear channel on various cruise ships and cargo vessels.On the big screen, Filipinos in the Asia Pacific region get to watch the same quality films from ABS-CBN Star Cinema Production Inc. ("Star Cinema") via TFC@theMovies.  Starting today, April 27, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's "Can't Help Falling In Love" can be seen in the region.Some theatricals screenings were personally graced by the films' stars such as John Lloyd Cruz who flew to Malaysia for the premiere of "Just the Three of Us'" last May 9, and Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla for their film "Barcelona: A Love Untold" last September 18, both blockbuster screenings. After its theatrical release, all movies eventually become available on TFC IPTV and TFC.tv.From the screen to the stage, TFC brings a live experience of select programs in partnership with local partners.  Last December, during the "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano Isang Pamilya Tayo Grand Fans Day", about 4,000 Pinoys got the chance to personally see their favorite stars Coco Martin, Yassi Pressman, Awra Briguela and Daryl Ong.Another content-based show which TFC toured was the phenomenal "JaDine In Love World Tour", where Nadine Lustre and James Reid made their final stop for about 2,000 Kapamilyas in Singapore with Kyla, Daryl Ong plus DJ Jai Ho last June 26.  Meantime, lead stars Jericho Rosales and Arci Muñoz flew to Malaysia for a "Magpahanggang Wakas" Paskong Pasasalamat last December 4.Bringing quality performances to the stage, TFC launched its first "One Kapamilya Go! (OKGo!)" in South Korea where the Kapamilyas were entertained by Maja Salvador, Rayver Cruz, KZ Tandingan and DJ Cha Cha on April 10 and the kick-off celebration of Star Magic's 25anniversary in Australia with Piolo Pascual, Pokwang, Yeng Constantino,Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil on October 30.TFC also supported local Philippine celebrations such as the Piyestang Pinoy in Taiwan with Rayver Cruz and DJ Cha Cha in partnership with Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) last December 11 and Kapangywawan Festival in Hong Kong with Cruz and comedian Negi on June 12.ABS-CBN Global Marketing Head for Asia Pacific Eric Santos says that what inspires the TFC team to pursue its mission is the warm reception of Filipinos in the region.  "In every country we go to, we see the eagerness in our kababayans to experience a piece of home through our shows and stars.  The energy of overseas Filipinos inspires us to bring that same experience to more Filipinos as we reach out to new markets in Asia Pacific."From big concerts to small, intimate gatherings, TFC reaches out to kababayans.  Via,"Kapamilya Reunion," a virtual heartwarming Christmas reunion, Filipinos overseas get to reunite with relatives in the Philippines with the use of digital technology and social media.  Last Dec 18, several families from Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S., joined the virtual Noche Buena event held at ABS-CBN head office in Quezon City, graced by Kapamilya stars like Arjo Atayde, Robi Domingo, Dominique Roque, Alexa Ilacad, Xyriel Manabat, Zaijan Jaranilla, and Nash Aguas.Star Studio Japan, now on its 10th year, brings ABS-CBN stars closer to their overseas Filipino fans via lifestyle articles which give them a peek into celebrities' lives behind the limelight.  The magazine is also a source of inspiration as it features community articles about fellow global Kapamilyas who went above all the trials in their lives.To date, TFC is and remains to be in the service of the Filipino worldwide. Aside from serving the Kapamilyas by connecting them to home through different shows, films and concert offerings, ABS-CBN and TFC are one in recognizing Filipinos who share their mission.ABS-CBN and TFC has been partners with UGAT Foundation in searching for unsung heroes through the "Gawad Geny Lopez Bayaning Pilipino Awards." This year, the search goes to South Korea in search of these modern day inspirations.With 2017 just starting to unfold, TFC promises more reasons for every global Kapamilya in Asia Pacific to feel at home.For more updates about upcoming shows, films, and events, visit TFC's Facebook page applicable for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas, follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram.


The analysts forecast the global rigid transparent plastics market to grow at a CAGR of 5.96% during the period 2017-2021. Rigid transparent plastics are available in various forms including blow-molded, injection-molded, extruded, and thermoformed. Rigid transparent plastics are commonly used in building and construction, electrical and electronics, automotive, medical and other applications including optical lenses, aircraft transparencies, and solar applications. Rigid transparent plastics have superior quality and features compared to ordinary plastics. They are more resistant to heat, abrasion, and chemicals and tougher. For more information or any query mail at sales@wiseguyreports.com The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global rigid transparent plastics market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of new installations, shipments, sales, volume, value and retrofit, replacement, spares, aftermarket, services market. The market is divided into the following segments based on geography: • APAC • Europe • North America • ROW The report, Global Rigid Transparent Plastics Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. Market driver • Recyclability of plastics • For a full, detailed list, view our report Market challenge • Growing concerns regarding plastic disposal • For a full, detailed list, view our report Market trend • Growing popularity of sustainable production methods • For a full, detailed list, view our report Key questions answered in this report • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? • What are the key market trends? • What is driving this market? • What are the challenges to market growth? • Who are the key vendors in this market space? • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors? • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors? PART 06: Market segmentation by type Global rigid transparent plastics market by polymer type PC PS PMMA SAN and ABS PVC PP Other polymer types PART 07: Market segmentation by application Global rigid transparent plastics market by application Building and construction Electrical and electronics Automotive Packaging Medical Others PART 09: Market drivers Recyclability of plastics Rising demand for rigid transparent plastics from emerging economies Replacement of conventional materials with rigid transparent plastics For more information or any query mail at sales@wiseguyreports.com ABOUT US: Wise Guy Reports is part of the Wise Guy Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and offers premium progressive statistical surveying, market research reports, analysis & forecast data for industries and governments around the globe. Wise Guy Reports features an exhaustive list of market research reports from hundreds of publishers worldwide. We boast a database spanning virtually every market category and an even more comprehensive collection of rmaket research reports under these categories and sub-categories. For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com


Global Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) Market is accounted for $22.51 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $42.16 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2015 to 2022Pune , India - April 25, 2017 /MarketersMedia/ — Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) Industry Description According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Anti Lock Braking System (ABS) Market is accounted for $22.51 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $42.16 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2015 to 2022. ABS market is attributed with several benefits such as abridged tier wear, constant braking and compact braking distance. The key factors that drive the growth of the market include rising number of auto collision, enlarged safety awareness, improving technical advancements and strict rules related to safety. However, high cost of maintenance and more safety standard ratings are reflecting the market growth. By geography, Asia Pacific is anticipated to be the fastest growing market during the forecast period due to complete automotive volume and growing diffusion rate for ABS and ECS technologies. China is projected to dominate the APAC ABS market owing to augmented road accidents and rules & regulation imposed by government in installing ABS system. Request for Sample Report @ https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/826941-anti-lock-braking-system-abs-global-market-outlook-2016-2022 Some of the key vendors in this market include Robert Bosch GMBH, TRW Automotive, Denso Corporation, Hyundai Mobis, Autoliv Inc., Delphi Automotive Plc, Contenental Ag, Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Haldex AB, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Jiaozuo, Nissin Kogyo Co., Hyundai Mobis Co., ADVICS Co., Ltd. and Zhejiang Wangxiang. Sub System Types Covered: • Hydraulic Unit • Electronic Control Unit • Sensor Vehicle Types Covered: • Motor Cycles • Passenger Cars • Heavy Commercial Vehicles • Light Commercial Vehicles Components Covered: • Controllers • Pumps • Valves • Speed Sensors Leave a Query @ https://www.wiseguyreports.com/enquiry/826941-anti-lock-braking-system-abs-global-market-outlook-2016-2022 Regions Covered: • North America o US o Canada o Mexico • Europe o Germany o France o Italy o UK o Spain o Rest of Europe • Asia Pacific o Japan o China o India o Australia o New Zealand o Rest of Asia Pacific • Rest of the World o Middle East o Brazil o Argentina o South Africa o Egypt What our report offers: - Market share assessments for the regional and country level segments - Market share analysis of the top industry players - Strategic recommendations for the new entrants - Market forecasts for a minimum of 7 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets - Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations) - Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations - Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends - Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments Buy now @ https://www.wiseguyreports.com/checkout?currency=one_user-USD&report_id=826941 Continued... Contact Us: Sales@Wiseguyreports.Com Ph: +1-646-845-9349 (US) Ph: +44 208 133 9349 (UK) Contact Info:Name: NORAH TRENTEmail: sales@wiseguyreports.comOrganization: WISE GUY RESEARCH CONSULTANTS PVT LTDAddress: Office No. 528, Amanora Chambers Magarpatta Road, Hadapsar Pune - 411028Phone: +91 841 198 5042Source URL: http://marketersmedia.com/anti-lock-braking-system-abs-market-2017-global-analysis-opportunities-and-forecast-to-2022/190031For more information, please visit https://www.wiseguyreports.com/sample-request/826941-anti-lock-braking-system-abs-global-market-outlook-2016-2022Source: MarketersMediaRelease ID: 190031

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