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Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited ("Kiu Hung International" or the "Group"; stock code: 381) plans to develop robotic technology business in the hotel industry together with Shanghai Liming Intelligent Technology Limited ("Shanghai Liming"). Today, the 2014 Nobel Laureate physicist, Professor Shuji Nakamura, was invited to the conference named "First Launch Front-desk Robot in China", hosted by Shanghai Liming and title-sponsored by the Group to share his views on the trend and potential of the intelligent hotel technology business. With labor cost of hotel operations increasing, there is a pressing need for the development of intelligent hotel technology that is cost effective, highly efficient and can assure the high quality of hotel services. At the event, Professor Shuji Nakamura said, combination of AI, robots and human abilities will be a future trend. AI can be widely applied in Hotel Robots, with LED Li-Fi and Laser Li-Fi as infrastructure guaranteeing high performance and responsiveness of the robot. Another application could be the Li-Fi-enabled Indoor Positioning System for accessing location information in large facilities such as hotels via communication with LED or Laser lighting by the robot. And, there is the laser scanning technology Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) that can be used to spot obstacles. As such, for years, Shanghai Liming has worked with Shanghai University and, under the guidance of well-known scientists and the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics Profession Shuji Nakamura, has developed for the hotel industry a host of customized products and services based on cutting-edge international technology from countries like the US and Japan. Currently, Shanghai Liming is in strategic cooperation with many hotel groups in mainland China including Huazhu Hotel Group Ltd, Home Inns Hotel group, Greentree Inns Hotel Group, Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Company Limited, Shanghai Hengshan (Group) Corp. and Shanghai Donghu (Group) Co. Seeing attractive prospects for business in robotic technology in the hotel industry, Kiu Hung International signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Shanghai Liming on 13 March 2017 showing its intention to acquire equity interests in Shanghai Liming and the related due diligence check is underway. Mr. Hui Kee Fung, Chairman of Kiu Hung International, said, "We are very pleased to be the title sponsor of the event and to have Professor Nakamura sharing his views on the prospects of hotel robotic technology with us. The development of and innovation in Artificial Intelligence will revolutionize industries and, seizing the trend, Shanghai Liming has combined technology with the hotel industry in China, creating for the industry innovative intelligent products and for itself the capability to capture the enormous opportunities that the rapidly developing Artificial Intelligence and Big Data sectors present." Currently, the core product developed by Shanghai Liming is a front-desk robot for hotels. The company has also started R&D work on robots for delivery and security tasks and related systems. Hotel guests can talk to the intelligent robot supported by an intelligent technology platform, and show the robot their identity documents and payment means to quickly check in or out of the hotel. The platform can substantially reduce manpower requirement of a hotel as well as enable modern intelligent management of hotel operations, helping to enhance customer satisfaction and service quality, as well as reduce management costs and improve management standards. The system also takes phone calls from guests with housekeeping requests such as changing pillows. On receiving the request, the robot will convert the request content via the backend system into an order and relate the order to the relevant staff for action. The service request content and related action status are consolidated and tracked on an integrated information control platform. These hotel front desk intelligent robots are to be tested at Hanting Hotel, Home Inns and Green Tree Inns in early May and the formal launch is scheduled for autumn this year. About Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited (stock code: 381) Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited was founded in 1991 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 381) in 2001. It is today an integrated investment company with a diverse business portfolio. In March this year, to facilitate its foray into the high-tech sector, the Group announced its plan to acquire equity interests in Shanghai Liming Intelligent Technology Limited. It intends to be actively involved in robotic technology in the hotel industry, robot-facilitated hotel operations and intelligent security, as well as R&D and operation of interactive Big Data platform. The Group aspires to capture the immense opportunities presented by the rapidly developing Artificial Intelligence and Big Data sectors. For press enquiries: Strategic Financial Relations Limited Mandy Go Tel: (852) 2864 4812 Email: Angelus Lau Tel: (852) 2864 4805 Email: www.sprg.com.hk (From left to right) Ms. Blanche Bai, Deputy Managing Director of CCB International Asset Management Limited; Professor Nakamura Shuji, Nobel laureate in Physics 2014; Mr. Hui Kee Fung, Chairman of Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited; Mr. Yu Won Kong, Dennis, Chief Executive Officer of Kiu Hung International Holdings Limited; Mr. Chai Guoqiang, Chairman of Shanghai Liming Intelligent Technology Limited; Mr. Sun Jian, Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Home Inn Management Co., Ltd. Professor Nakamura Shuji, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics, shares his views on the trend and potential of the robotic technology business in the hotel industry at the conference named "First Launch Front-desk Robot in China" title-sponsored by Kiu Hung International and organized by Shanghai Liming. Samoa Government Delegates Visit Kiu Hung International To Further Strengthen the Strategic Partnership


News Article | May 24, 2017
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BEIJING, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 23, 2017, Huawei held its fifth Global Financial Summit themed "Leading New ICT, Fueling Digital Finance Transformation" in Beijing, China. Bringing together over 800 foreign and domestic finance customers and industry experts, including China Construction Bank (CCB), Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), China Merchants Bank (CMB), Asian Banker, Barclays, Intel, and Infosys, the Summit explored the latest ICT innovations and global best practices to accelerate digital transformation of financial institutions. Accelerating cloudification and digitization of financial institutions Commenting on the trends of future banks, Liu Limin, President of Financial Services Sector, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: "In the future, banks will transform into technology companies with banking licenses. With financial institutions as platforms, assets, personnel, the supply chain will be connected more effectively. In line with Huawei's 'platform + ecosystem' strategy, we are committed to helping financial service providers build ICT infrastructure and platforms featuring flexible architecture, precise analysis, efficient collaboration, channel innovation, and secure management. We believe advanced ICT platforms are critical for financial institutions to deliver enhanced services, customized products, and smart customer management. Additionally, we are dedicated to fostering the development of an open ecosystem to help accelerate banking in the cloud." During the Summit, guest speakers also shared their perspectives on future banks, and provided insights and best practices for accelerating cloudification and digitization of banks: New partnerships and comprehensive solutions for the financial sector During the Summit, ABC and Huawei signed a strategic partnership agreement. Under the agreement, Huawei will optimize and integrate architecture within ABC's multiple data centers and service centers to support its growing international operations. In addition, Pactera and Huawei jointly released a distributed digital banking core solution targeting mobile finance, which will meet the diverse customer requirements for mobile banking and internet financial services. Huawei showcased 12 major solutions for the financial industry through scenarios and interactive demonstrations in three large sub-exhibition areas: "Cloud Finance", "Big Data Finance", and "Omni-channel Finance". Huawei's solutions for the financial industry have been deployed by more than 300 financial institutions globally, including six of the top ten banks in the world. In Europe, Asia Pacific, Russia and other regions, Huawei's leading solutions have been deployed by local mainstream financial customers; in China, Huawei has become the IT equipment supplier of the four major state-owned banks. For more information about the Huawei Global Financial Summit 2017 held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing, please visit http://e.huawei.com/topic/finance2017-en/index.html.


News Article | May 25, 2017
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"The global power and utilities transaction environment in the first quarter of the year saw the trends established in 2016 endure. In developed countries, investors continued to seek assets that guaranteed secure returns, while in developing countries, the need for electrification and greenfield infrastructure drove investment." Transmission and distribution assets, together with renewable energy assets, attracted a combined US$35.6b in investment in Q1 – 78% of total deal flow. First quarter growth in deal value for renewable energy was higher than that recorded in any other market segment when compared with Q4 2016. Looking ahead, more than half (53%) of power and utilities executives cited growth in market share and moving into new geographies as key drivers for pursuing M&A. Traditional power and utility players are facing increased competition for market share from outside the sector. Digital transformation remains a priority for many seeking to add innovative capabilities, improve customer engagement and stay relevant in a changing market. Geographically, the greatest share of first quarter global power and utilities deal value originated in the Americas (US$21b) and Asia-Pacific (US$15.1b) regions. Together, these regions contributed 80% of the quarter's total M&A value. The Americas is likely to remain the top M&A destination as executives identified the US, Brazil and Canada within their top five targets for the next 12 months. While deal activity is expected to remain strong throughout 2017, Power transactions and trends identifies how higher interest rates, a trend toward recovery in Europe's power and utility market and significant shifts in the underlying economics of battery technology could see a change in investment profiles. In the Barometer, 68% of executives also identified geopolitical or emerging policy concerns as risks to growth. Rennie says: "Government intervention in traditional power markets – that have a simple energy system of centralized generation – is typically predictable. But, as our energy systems become more complex, the impact of policy could be detrimental to inbound investment. Encouraging deals in areas like merchant generation, new technology and parallel sectors that will define the future of energy, first demands markets that attract investment." About EY EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com. This news release has been issued by EYGM Limited, a member of the global EY organization that also does not provide any services to clients. About EY's Global Power & Utilities Sector In a world of uncertainty, changing regulatory frameworks and environmental challenges, utility companies need to maintain a secure and reliable supply, while anticipating change and reacting to it quickly. EY's Global Power & Utilities Sector brings together a worldwide team of professionals to help you succeed — a team with deep technical experience in providing assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The Sector team works to anticipate market trends, identify their implications and develop points of view on relevant sector issues. Ultimately, this team enables us to help you meet your goals and compete more effectively. For more information, please visit ey.com/powerandutilities. About the EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer The EY Global Capital Confidence Barometer (CCB) is a biannual survey compiled by the Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership of more than 2,300 senior executives from large companies around the world and across industry sectors. This is the 16th semiannual CCB in the series, which began in November 2009; respondents for the 16th edition were surveyed in March and April 2017. Respondents represented 18 sectors, including financial services, consumer products and retail, technology, life sciences, automotive and transportation, oil and gas, power and utilities, mining and metals, diversified industrial products, and construction and real estate. The objective of the Barometer is to gauge corporate confidence in the global and domestic economic outlook, to understand boardroom priorities in the next 12 months and to identify emerging capital practices that will distinguish those companies building competitive advantage as the global economy continues to evolve. For more information on the Power & Utilities Capital Confidence Barometer, visit ey.com/ccb/powerandutilities. About Power transactions and trends The EY analysis and perspectives within Power transactions and trends are based on global financial releases and Mergermarket data, as well as global engagements conducted by EY member firms over the period 2012 to 2016. They provide an up-to-date assessment of outcomes and trends in the global utilities industry. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ma-appetite-hits-seven-year-high-in-power-and-utilities-sector-300463752.html


News Article | May 24, 2017
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BEIJING, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 23, 2017, Huawei held its fifth Global Financial Summit themed "Leading New ICT, Fueling Digital Finance Transformation" in Beijing, China. Bringing together over 800 foreign and domestic finance customers and industry experts, including China Construction Bank (CCB), Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), China Merchants Bank (CMB), Asian Banker, Barclays, Intel, and Infosys, the Summit explored the latest ICT innovations and global best practices to accelerate digital transformation of financial institutions. Accelerating cloudification and digitization of financial institutions Commenting on the trends of future banks, Liu Limin, President of Financial Services Sector, Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said: "In the future, banks will transform into technology companies with banking licenses. With financial institutions as platforms, assets, personnel, the supply chain will be connected more effectively. In line with Huawei's 'platform + ecosystem' strategy, we are committed to helping financial service providers build ICT infrastructure and platforms featuring flexible architecture, precise analysis, efficient collaboration, channel innovation, and secure management. We believe advanced ICT platforms are critical for financial institutions to deliver enhanced services, customized products, and smart customer management. Additionally, we are dedicated to fostering the development of an open ecosystem to help accelerate banking in the cloud." During the Summit, guest speakers also shared their perspectives on future banks, and provided insights and best practices for accelerating cloudification and digitization of banks: New partnerships and comprehensive solutions for the financial sector During the Summit, ABC and Huawei signed a strategic partnership agreement. Under the agreement, Huawei will optimize and integrate architecture within ABC's multiple data centers and service centers to support its growing international operations. In addition, Pactera and Huawei jointly released a distributed digital banking core solution targeting mobile finance, which will meet the diverse customer requirements for mobile banking and internet financial services. Huawei showcased 12 major solutions for the financial industry through scenarios and interactive demonstrations in three large sub-exhibition areas: "Cloud Finance", "Big Data Finance", and "Omni-channel Finance". Huawei's solutions for the financial industry have been deployed by more than 300 financial institutions globally, including six of the top ten banks in the world. In Europe, Asia Pacific, Russia and other regions, Huawei's leading solutions have been deployed by local mainstream financial customers; in China, Huawei has become the IT equipment supplier of the four major state-owned banks. For more information about the Huawei Global Financial Summit 2017 held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing, please visit http://e.huawei.com/topic/finance2017-en/index.html.


News Article | May 24, 2017
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PEKING, 24. Mai 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Am 23. Mai 2017 hat Huawei in Peking (China) seinen fünften globalen Finanzgipfel unter dem Motto „Vorreiter bei neuer IKT, Vortrieb für den digitalen Wandel in der Finanzbranche" ausgerichtet. Bei dem Gipfel kamen mehr als 800 Finanzkunden und Branchenexperten aus dem In- und Ausland zusammen, darunter China Construction Bank (CCB), Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), China Merchants Bank (CMB), Asian Banker, Barclays, Intel und Infosys. Auf dem Gipfel wurden die neuesten IKT-Innovationen und die globalen Best Practices erörtert, um den digitalen Wandel der Finanzinstitutionen voranzubringen.


CLEVELAND, May 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) today announced it has received regulatory approval from the United States Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and the Canadian Competition Bureau ("CCB") to complete its acquisition of The Valspar Corporation (NYSE: VAL).  The FTC and CCB were the only remaining regulatory approvals required to close the acquisition. Sherwin-Williams expects to close the acquisition on June 1, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. About Sherwin-Williams Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson's® Water Seal®, and many more. With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company's other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The Sherwin-Williams Global Finishes Group distributes a wide range of products in more than 115 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.sherwin.com. About Valspar Valspar is a global leader in the coatings industry providing customers with innovative, high-quality products and value-added services. Our 11,000 employees worldwide deliver advanced coatings solutions with best-in-class appearance, performance, protection and sustainability to customers in more than 100 countries. Valspar offers a broad range of superior coatings products for the consumer market, and highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging and transportation markets. Founded in 1806, Valspar is headquartered in Minneapolis. Valspar's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: VAL). For more information, visit www.valspar.com and follow @valspar on Twitter. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information This communication contains forward-looking information about Valspar, Sherwin-Williams and the proposed transaction.  Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believe," "expect," "may," "will," "should," "project," "could," "plan," "goal," "potential," "pro forma," "seek," "intend" or "anticipate" or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and include discussions of strategy, financial projections, guidance and estimates (including their underlying assumptions), statements regarding plans, objectives, expectations or consequences of announced transactions, and statements about the future performance, operations, products and services of Sherwin-Williams, Valspar and their respective subsidiaries.  Valspar and Sherwin-Williams caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements.  These forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties.  Consequently, actual results and experience may materially differ from those contained in any forward-looking statements.  Such risks and uncertainties include the following: the possibility that the remaining closing conditions to the contemplated transactions may not be satisfied or waived; the occurrence of any event that could give rise to termination of the merger agreement; risks inherent in the achievement of cost synergies and the timing thereof, including whether the transaction will be accretive and within the expected timeframe;  fluctuations in the availability and prices of raw materials; difficult global economic and capital markets conditions; risks associated with revenues from foreign markets; interruption, failure or compromise of Sherwin-Williams' or Valspar's information systems; and changes in the legal and regulatory environment. Valspar and Sherwin-Williams make no commitment to revise or update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances occurring or existing after the date any forward-looking statement is made.


News Article | May 12, 2017
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As an Associate Member of Shop.org, CCBill will further support the NRF’s mission to advance the interests of the retail industry through advocacy, communications and education, by sharing CCBill’s years of industry leading knowledge and expertise in online payments to their digital retail community of e-commerce, marketing, merchandising, sales, business development and IT professionals. Shop.org members include the largest internet retailers in the U.S., and their programs and activities offer thought leadership through benchmarking research, events and networking communities. Servicing thousands of online storefronts worldwide with automated and scalable payment services, CCBill will have the opportunity to contribute to Shop.org’s efforts to promote technology development in the digital marketplace, by introducing their diverse ecosystem of merchants, affiliates and integration partners to the NRF community. CCBill will also advocate the Federation’s agenda to promote technology development and help foster innovation in the customer experience, by continuing their ongoing development of secure, user friendly, localized and omni-present online checkout and payment experiences for the consumer market. The National Retail Federation is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. As a complement to NRF’s members, CCBill serves consumers in 221 countries, and supports merchants and online storefronts within 38 countries worldwide. “While CCBill has been a trusted name with consumers everywhere, for nearly two decades, we are excited to make this new introduction for our merchants and consumers to NRF’s valuable insights, focus and impactful initiatives,” said Chris Pike, Channel Manager, CCBill. “Our payments technology and service platform aligns with the mission of Shop.org, and we hope to contribute to the success of their members, as they realize unparalleled growth and change in online commerce.” About CCBill Much more than a payment processor, CCBill is a payment services platform that provides expert support and empowerment to your expanding relationships. Whether it is through consistent on-time payouts, distinctive affiliate tools, or the comprehensive and proprietary set of account management options, CCBill understands online business like few others and has been offering industry-leading solutions since 1998. Processing for more than 30,000 websites worldwide, CCBill has the reliable problem-solving techniques, phenomenal consumer support, and innovative solutions to support all the markets it serves. An industry pioneer, CCBill was honored with the 2016 and 2017 iDate Awards for Best Payment System.


News Article | May 11, 2017
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At very high energies, the collision of massive atomic nuclei in an accelerator generates hundreds or even thousands of particles that undergo numerous interactions. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, Poland it has been shown that the course of this complex process can be represented by a surprisingly simple model: extremely hot matter moves away from the impact point, stretching along the original flight path in streaks, and the further the streak is from the plane of the collision, the greater its velocity. When two massive atomic nuclei collide at high energies, the most exotic form of matter is formed: the quark-gluon plasma behaving like a perfect fluid. The theoretical considerations of physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN) in Cracow, Poland show that after impact the plasma forms into streaks along the direction of impact, moving faster the further away it moves from the collision axis. The model, its predictions and the effects of their confrontation with hitherto experimental data are presented in the journal Physical Review C. Collisions of atomic nuclei occur extremely rapidly and at distances of merely hundreds of femtometres (i.e. hundreds of millionths of one billionth of a metre). The physical conditions are exceptionally sophisticated and direct observation of the phenomenon is not currently possible. In such situations, science copes by constructing theoretical models and confronting their predictions with the data collected in experiments. In the case of these collisions, however, a huge disadvantage is that the resulting conglomerate of particles is the quark-gluon plasma. Interactions between quarks and gluons are dominated by forces that are so strong and complex that modern physics is not capable of describing them precisely. "Our group decided to focus on the electromagnetic phenomena occurring during the collision because they are much easier to express in the language of mathematics. As a result, our model proved to be simple enough for us to employ the principles of energy and momentum conservation without too much trouble. Later on, we found that despite the adopted simplifications the model predictions remain at least 90% consistent with experimental data", says Dr. Andrzej Rybicki (IFJ PAN). Massive atomic nuclei accelerated to high velocities, observed in the laboratory, are flattened in the direction of motion as a result of the effects of the theory of relativity. When two such proton-neutron 'pancakes' fly towards each other, the collision is generally not central: only some of the protons and neutrons of one nucleus reach the other, entering into violent interactions and forming the quark-gluon plasma. At the same time, some of the external fragments of the nuclear pancakes do not encounter any obstacles on their way and continue their uninterrupted flight; in the jargon of physicists they are called spectators. "Our work was inspired by data collected in earlier experiments with nuclear collisions, including these made at the SPS accelerator. The electromagnetic effects occurring in these collisions that we examined showed that the quark-gluon plasma moves at a higher velocity the closer it is to the spectators", says Dr. Rybicki. In order to reproduce this course of the phenomenon, the physicists from IFJ PAN decided to divide the nuclei along the direction of movement into a series of strips - 'bricks'. Each nucleus in cross section thus looked like a pile of stacked bricks (in the model their height was one femtometre). Instead of considering the complex strong interactions and flows of momentum and energy between hundreds and thousands of particles, the model reduced the problem to several dozen parallel collisions, each occurring between two proton-neutron bricks. The IFJ PAN scientists confronted the predictions of the model with data collected from collisions of massive nuclei measured by the NA49 experiment at the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS). This accelerator is located at the CERN European Nuclear Research Organization near Geneva, where one of its most important tasks now is to accelerate particles shot into the LHC accelerator. "Due to the scale of technical difficulties, the NA49 experiment's results are subject to specific measurement uncertainties that are difficult to completely reduce or eliminate. In reality, the accuracy of our model can even be greater than the already mentioned 90%. This entitles us to say that even if there were any additional, still not included, physical mechanisms in the collisions they should no longer significantly affect the theoretical framework of the model", comments doctoral student Miroslaw Kielbowicz (IFJ PAN). After developing the model of collisions of 'brick stacks', the IFJ PAN researchers discovered that a very similar theoretical structure, called the fire streak model, had been proposed by a group of physicists from the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (USA) and the Saclay Nuclear Research Centre in France - already in 1978. "The previous model of fire streaks which, in fact, we mention in our publication, was built to describe other collisions occurring at lower energies. We have created our structure independently and for a different energy range", says Prof. Antoni Szczurek (IFJ PAN, University of Rzeszow) and emphasizes: "The existence of two independent models based on a similar physical idea and corresponding to measurements in different energy ranges of collisions increases the probability that the physical basis on which these models are built is correct". The Cracow fire streak model provides new information on the expansion of quark-gluon plasma in high energy collisions of massive atomic nuclei. The study of these phenomena is being further extended in the framework of another international experiment, NA61/SHINE at the SPS accelerator. The research of the IFJ PAN group is being financed by the SONATA BIS grant from the National Science Centre. The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics (IFJ PAN) is currently the largest research institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The broad range of studies and activities of IFJ PAN includes basic and applied research, ranging from particle physics and astrophysics, through hadron physics, high-, medium-, and low-energy nuclear physics, condensed matter physics (including materials engineering), to various applications of methods of nuclear physics in interdisciplinary research, covering medical physics, dosimetry, radiation and environmental biology, environmental protection, and other related disciplines. The average yearly yield of the IFJ PAN encompasses more than 500 scientific papers in the Journal Citation Reports published by the Thomson Reuters. The part of the Institute is the Cyclotron Centre Bronowice (CCB) which is an infrastructure, unique in Central Europe, to serve as a clinical and research centre in the area of medical and nuclear physics. IFJ PAN is a member of the Marian Smoluchowski Krakow Research Consortium: "Matter-Energy-Future" which possesses the status of a Leading National Research Centre (KNOW) in physics for the years 2012-2017. The Institute is of A+ Category (leading level in Poland) in the field of sciences and engineering. Dr. Andrzej Rybicki The Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences tel.: +48 12 6628447 email: andrzej.rybicki@ifj.edu.pl Prof. Antoni Szczurek The Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences tel. +48 12 6628212 email: antoni.szczurek@ifj.edu.pl "Implications of energy and momentum conservation for particle emission in A+A collisions at energies available at the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron" http://shine. The website of the SHINE experiment. http://www. The website of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). http://www. The website of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. http://press. Press releases of the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Fragments of extremely hot matter, produced in the collision of heavy atomic nuclei at the SPS accelerator at the European CERN centre, move away from each other at high velocities, forming streaks along the direction of the collision. (Source: IFJ PAN, Iwona Sputowska)


Lotie Bagotti, a creative new author, has completed her most recent book “LIV: A CCB Girl”:  a light and charming tale of a sweet, pampered pooch on an outing with her favorite person.  This story includes a wonderful message and several coloring pages! Lotie shares that Liv is a real puppy!  She says that, “Liv was born on August 21, 2013. She is a teacup-size Morkie and lives in Barrington, IL. She enjoys dressing up and going out with her human mommy to wherever the day has in store!” Published by Fulton Books, Lotie Bagotti’s book is part of a delightful new children's series consisting of inspiring stories for young readers. Join Liv, the world’s most adorable Morkie, on a fun-filled outing as she is taken to her favorite boutique and gets treated to a shopping surprise. And while her new purchases are fabulous, at the end of the day Liv shares what she believes to be the greatest treasure of all. Also included in this charming children’s tale, are several coloring pages for the creative sweetheart in everyone. Readers who wish to experience this enchanting work can purchase “LIV: A CCB Girl” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble. Please direct all media inquiries to Gregory Reeves via email at gregory@fultonbooks.com or via telephone at 877-210-0816.


News Article | May 10, 2017
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Connecticut Concert Ballet is proud to present its 2017 Spring Show in the Hartford, Connecticut area. Choreographers are Artistic Directors Wendy Fish-Lawrence and David Lawrence along with Lorelei Chang and Christina Shortt. Two performances will be held at the state of the art Bailey Auditorium at Manchester High School, 134 Middle Turnpike East, on Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. Manchester, CT, May 10, 2017 --( CCB’s Spring Show presents eclectic repertory and original works that highlight classical and contemporary dance technique including classical ballet, contemporary ballet, modern dance and jazz. Professionally staged with full costumes and lighting, a CCB performance appeals to audiences of all ages and pleases lovers of multiple genres of dance. Performances will be held at the state of the art Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School, 134 Middle Turnpike East, on Saturday, May 20 (6 p.m.) and Sunday, May 21 (2:00 p.m.). Advance Ticket Prices: Preferred front and center seats are $35; General admission is $25 for Adults and $15 Child/Student/Senior. Tickets are available at tututix.com/CTConcertBallet or call the toll free call center at 855.222.2849. Tickets will also be available at the door for $38, $28 and $18. Connecticut Concert Ballet's 2017 Spring Performance will include: Excerpts from Coppélia, Staged by Wendy Fish-Lawrence and David Lawrence This ballet takes place in a provincial village and features joyful and spirited dances that showcase the strong classical ballet technique and training of the CCB ballet students Shuffle – Remix, Concept and choreography by Wendy Fish-Lawrence and David Lawrence with inspiration and ideas from the dancers A refreshingly hip contemporary ballet that draws upon pop culture and finds inspiration from a diverse variety of music chosen by the performers The Fun-tastic Chinese Zodiac, Concept and choreography by Lorelei Chang Inspired by the Chinese Zodiac, this is a playful and lighthearted modern dance piece. Eight sections of dance use a variety of music from traditional Chinese music, electronic, and drum to classical orchestra. There is also a giant Dragon puppet involved as the Chinese Zodiac comes alive on stage Cats, Choreography by Christina Shortt Inspired by the Broadway musical, Connecticut Concert Ballet students tell the stories of the "Curious Cats" and the "Mysterious Cats" though dance with a classic jazz style Connecticut Concert Ballet is a semi-professional 501(c)(3) classical ballet school and performing arts organization with studios in Manchester on the Glastonbury line and in Windsor in the Great Hall at Grace Church. CCB brings fully staged ballet and dance productions to audiences from all over Connecticut twice a year including the Nutcracker in December and the Spring Show in May. CCB offers a robust, year-round schedule of classes in ballet, modern and jazz for ages 3 to adult. It has 300 students from over 40 towns in the Greater Hartford, northern and eastern areas of the state. Connecticut Concert Ballet proudly employs the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum. CCB is a multi-year winner of “Best Dance Lessons” in Hartford Magazine’s “Best of” readers’ poll. For more information on the school and summer programs please visit ctconcertballet.org, call 860-643-4796 or follow us at facebook.com/connecticutconcertballet. Manchester, CT, May 10, 2017 --( PR.com )-- When imagination, inspiration and expression meet talent, training and technique, a Connecticut Concert Ballet spring show is in the making.CCB’s Spring Show presents eclectic repertory and original works that highlight classical and contemporary dance technique including classical ballet, contemporary ballet, modern dance and jazz. Professionally staged with full costumes and lighting, a CCB performance appeals to audiences of all ages and pleases lovers of multiple genres of dance.Performances will be held at the state of the art Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School, 134 Middle Turnpike East, on Saturday, May 20 (6 p.m.) and Sunday, May 21 (2:00 p.m.).Advance Ticket Prices: Preferred front and center seats are $35; General admission is $25 for Adults and $15 Child/Student/Senior. Tickets are available at tututix.com/CTConcertBallet or call the toll free call center at 855.222.2849. Tickets will also be available at the door for $38, $28 and $18.Connecticut Concert Ballet's 2017 Spring Performance will include:Excerpts from Coppélia, Staged by Wendy Fish-Lawrence and David LawrenceThis ballet takes place in a provincial village and features joyful and spirited dances that showcase the strong classical ballet technique and training of the CCB ballet studentsShuffle – Remix, Concept and choreography by Wendy Fish-Lawrence and David Lawrence with inspiration and ideas from the dancersA refreshingly hip contemporary ballet that draws upon pop culture and finds inspiration from a diverse variety of music chosen by the performersThe Fun-tastic Chinese Zodiac, Concept and choreography by Lorelei ChangInspired by the Chinese Zodiac, this is a playful and lighthearted modern dance piece. Eight sections of dance use a variety of music from traditional Chinese music, electronic, and drum to classical orchestra. There is also a giant Dragon puppet involved as the Chinese Zodiac comes alive on stageCats, Choreography by Christina ShorttInspired by the Broadway musical, Connecticut Concert Ballet students tell the stories of the "Curious Cats" and the "Mysterious Cats" though dance with a classic jazz styleConnecticut Concert Ballet is a semi-professional 501(c)(3) classical ballet school and performing arts organization with studios in Manchester on the Glastonbury line and in Windsor in the Great Hall at Grace Church. CCB brings fully staged ballet and dance productions to audiences from all over Connecticut twice a year including the Nutcracker in December and the Spring Show in May.CCB offers a robust, year-round schedule of classes in ballet, modern and jazz for ages 3 to adult. It has 300 students from over 40 towns in the Greater Hartford, northern and eastern areas of the state. Connecticut Concert Ballet proudly employs the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum. CCB is a multi-year winner of “Best Dance Lessons” in Hartford Magazine’s “Best of” readers’ poll.For more information on the school and summer programs please visit ctconcertballet.org, call 860-643-4796 or follow us at facebook.com/connecticutconcertballet. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Connecticut Concert Ballet

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