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Draftstars announces $200,000 AFL Grand Final contest
SYDNEY, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Draftstars, Australia's No.1 Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform owned by next generation and entertainment group PlayUp, are celebrating the highly anticipated 2021 AFL Grand Final between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs by posting a $200,000 contest for the big game. First prize will be $20,000 with payout all the way down for the top 2900 contestants, all for only a $20 entry fee. Draftstars AFL Grand Final contest One contestant who may consider entering is Tom from WA, aka Tommysgunnns, who recently took home a record $100k from the $300k prize pool when he claimed victory at the live AFL Final event during the Round 23 Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide game. Having won his way into the Final after claiming a Golden Ticket throughout the season, Tom beat over 130 other contestants to take out the main prize with a winning score of 894. Click HERE to view the highlights from the live AFL Final event. PlayUp Australia CEO, Paul Jeronimo commented: "2021 has been a great year for Draftstars and we are excited about the continued growth of daily fantasy sports. While we are looking forward to capping off the AFL season with our $200,000 Grand Final contest, we are still amazed by the performance of our live Final winner who walked away with $100,000, which is the largest individual prize anyone has ever won with Draftstars." About PlayUpPlayUp is a next generation entertainment and technology group that enriches the lives of people through entertaining, rewarding and responsible online betting. We develop innovative betting technologies in-house to power our brands and deliver world-class user experiences. Our energies are focused on fulfilling the needs of dedicated and passionate users who seek a deeper connection to the games they play. PlayUp unifies the world's favourite online betting products including Fixed Odds Sports Betting, Fixed-Odds Racing, Esports and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) where we host Australia's largest and indeed some of the globe's largest prize pools in competitive peer-to-peer online betting. We hold online betting licenses in multiple jurisdictions and currently operate in Australia, New Zealand, USA and India.
Grains of Truth: New EAT-GlobeScan Global Consumer Research on Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems
Affordability and Availability are the Biggest Challenges to Healthy and Sustainable Diets OSLO, Norway, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Just half of people worldwide (53%) find buying healthy and sustainable food easy according to a new global consumer research survey conducted by GlobeScan, an insights and strategy consultancy, and EAT, the science-based non-profit for global food system transformation. However, the biggest obstacles for those who find it difficult to buy healthy and sustainable food is affordability (48%) and availability (36%), with a quarter of people saying that they don't know what healthy and sustainable food is. The findings featured in this new report, Grains of Truth, look at the opinions of over 30,000 consumers in 31 markets around the world about their definition of good, healthy, and sustainable food. The survey also asked people about other issues including their biggest concerns about food production and the challenges they face purchasing healthy and sustainable food, as well as who can have the biggest positive impact in creating a more healthy and sustainable food system. This research has been carried out as part of the activity around the United Nations Food Systems Summit, where EAT has led Action Track 2 focused on shifting consumption toward sustainable patterns. While many people struggle with understanding what healthy and sustainable food is, there is also an understanding that the two terms have different meanings. The most popular descriptions of healthy food are nutritious (47%), organic (47%), and unprocessed/whole (44%). For sustainable food, the top three descriptions are good for the environment (51%), organic (42%), and locally grown (34%). Different generations have similar views on sustainable food, but there are differences when it comes to healthy food. Gen Z are most likely to describe healthy food as tasty and nutritious, while Baby Boomers associate it with unprocessed/whole and locally grown food. When considering some of the issues of the food system, the two biggest concerns are use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers (81%) and single-use plastic waste from food packaging (78%). These are closely followed by hunger and obesity, with 76 percent of people saying that they are concerned about both issues. These concerns are supported by the fact that one in 11 people are chronically hungry and that a third of the world's population is overweight. The issue that people are least concerned about is the transportation of food. Perhaps surprisingly, concern about each of the issues tends to increase with age, with Gen Z on average being the least concerned and Baby Boomers the most concerned. From a regional perspective, consumers in Latin America, Africa, and Southern Europe express the strongest concerns about the food system. Nearly half of consumers (46%) believe that the responsibility to make positive change to create a more healthy and sustainable food system lies with national governments. Over a third (37%) think food and beverage companies are best placed to achieve this, while 23 percent see people like themselves being able to influence positive change, and one in eight (15%) see young people as powerful agents of change. Speaking about the research, Dr. Gunhild Stordalen, EAT Founder and Executive Chair, said: "There is a lot to be encouraged by in this research – with people around the world understanding the important role they can play in changing food systems through their own consumption patterns. But there are also still huge amounts to be worked on by both governments and food manufacturers – it is these actors that consumers see as holding the power and that consequently they will listen to. And crucially, even though people want to move to more healthy and sustainable eating habits, they currently do not believe they can because in their view, product prices are either too high or difficult to find. This is something policy makers, retailers, and manufacturers need to work on and improve, so we can all work together on driving healthier consumption patterns." Chris Coulter, CEO of GlobeScan said: "This timely research provides a roadmap for consumer expectations for a sustainable food system. Demonstrating environmental integrity is a definer of sustainable food for people around the world, and there are very high levels of concern for a range of issues affecting the food system, from pesticide use to plastics, to obesity, to impacts on nature. In addition, consumers hold government and business especially responsible for delivering a sustainable food system, making the UN Food Systems Summit a critical opportunity to demonstrate progress to people across the world." The release of this research is part of the build-up to the United Nations Food Systems Summit on the 23rd of September 2021. To download a copy of the full report, please click here.
Marriott International Announces Ambition to Go Net-Zero
Commitment Represents Company's Latest Action on Climate StewardshipHONG KONG, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR) ("Marriott") today announced it has submitted its letter to the Science Based Targets initiative, committing to: Set science-based emissions reduction targets across all scopes, in line with 1.5°C emissions scenarios; and Set a long-term science-based target to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by no later than 2050, in line with the criteria and recommendations of the Science Based Targets initiative. As part of its commitment to net-zero emissions, with support from a number of organizations including Global Citizen, Marriott is proud to announce its official sign-on to the Race to Zero via the most ambitious standard, Business Ambition for 1.5, and looks forward to celebrating this milestone on September 25 at Global Citizen Live. Race to Zero is a global campaign rallying companies, cities, regions, and financial and educational institutions, to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2050. Participants are committed to the same overarching goal: reducing emissions across all scopes swiftly and fairly in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and robust near-term targets. "We are driven to make a positive and sustainable impact wherever we do business, and this rigorous climate commitment to reach net-zero emissions is a needed step for us to do our part to help the communities and environments where we live, work and visit remain resilient and vibrant," said Anthony Capuano, Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International. "Even as we navigate one of the industry's most difficult periods, we know this ambition will be a challenge. We are proud to join companies and institutions around the world striving to tackle climate change and build a healthier, more sustainable world." Marriott International's portfolio of hotels has been working to reduce its carbon footprint as part of its existing 2025 sustainability goals and this latest commitment to climate action is the next step in the company's sustainability journey. Achieving these new targets will require partnering with Marriott's dedicated associates across disciplines along with the company's valued hotel owners and franchisees. Over time, initiatives may include increased use of renewable energy, building electrification to maximize renewable electricity, continued modifications to design standards so buildings are more efficient, and the installation of automation systems and energy efficiency upgrades (for example, smart thermostats). In addition to the company's goal to provide further visibility to the carbon footprint and environmental impact of their travel with Marriott, guests and customers will see enhanced focus on existing sustainability efforts such as solid waste and food waste reduction and natural capital restoration, with the opportunity to participate in activities such as reforestation as well as coral and mangrove plantings. In support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this announcement aligns with the company's sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, which guides Marriott's commitment to help take on the world's most pressing social, environmental, and economic issues, delivering value for associates, customers, owners, the environment, and communities around the world. It also builds on Marriott's long-standing history of embedding sustainability throughout its business strategy, operations and value chain. Starting with the company's core value to Serve Our World, and its first-generation environmental impact reduction goals, to its latest series of waste reduction initiatives, Marriott is promoting the sustainable development of the communities in which it operates, as well as the resiliency and longevity of the business. Marriott's sustainability strategy is driven by a wide range of initiatives to reduce environmental impacts through the construction and operation of sustainable hotels and responsible sourcing while protecting and restoring the ecosystems on which life depends. Recent initiatives include: The reduction of single-use plastics including replacing tiny, single-use toiletry bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel in guestroom showers with larger pump-topped bottles. When fully implemented across the globe in 2022, the company's expanded toiletry program is expected to prevent about 500 million tiny bottles annually from going to landfills. The roll-out of an internal food waste prevention and reduction educational campaign, designed to support Marriott's goal to reduce food waste by 50%. The launch of a publicly available responsible sourcing guide, to help Marriott's supplier community join its sustainability journey on the path to responsibly sourcing 95% of the company's top ten priority categories. The development of a certifications database to help properties operate more responsibly and work towards the goal of 100% of the portfolio receiving a third-party sustainability certification. Planting more than 415,000 trees over the last several years, including through the company's work as a founding member of the Evergreen Alliance, a select group of Arbor Day Foundation partners and collaborators committed to advancing trees and forests as natural solutions for corporate sustainability and citizenship goals. Innovative ecosystem restoration and carbon sequestration projects, such as working with The Ocean Foundation to remove and repurpose sargassum seaweed, which has had devastating impacts on the environment. More details about Marriott International's environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts and Serve 360 can be found at Marriott.com/Serve360. Note on Forward-looking StatementsThis press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of United States federal securities laws, including statements regarding Marriott's climate-related plans, commitments, expectations and objectives. Actual future results, including the achievement of targets, goals or commitments, could differ materially from targets, goals, commitments or expectations as the result of changes in circumstances, assumptions not being realized or other risks, uncertainties and factors. Such risks, uncertainties and factors include the risk factors we identify in our U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Annual Report on Form 10-K. Any of these factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations we express or imply in this press release. Marriott cannot assure you that the results reflected or implied by any forward-looking statement will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that those results will have the forecasted or expected consequences and effects. We make these forward-looking statements as of the date of this press release and undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. About Marriott InternationalMarriott International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of roughly 7,800 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 138 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly-awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.Related Links :http://www.marriott.com
New Exciting Global Locations for Residency or Citizenship offered by Get Golden Visa
LONDON, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading investment advisory firm, Get Golden Visa (https://getgoldenvisa.com/) has launched a bid to remind those seeking a Golden Visa to Portugal, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Malta, Ireland, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, the USA, and Canada to apply as soon as they feel the desire to acquire a Residency or Citizenship. The beauty of a Portuguese Life. Leading investment advisory firm, Get Golden Visa has launched a bid to remind those seeking a Golden Visa to Portugal to apply now https://getgoldenvisa.com/ To facilitate the administration, Get Golden Visa has all the experts ready to help applicants through the process to meet required deadlines. Currently those seeking a Golden Visa to Portugal have just four months left to benefit from the current (favourable) rules on investment in real estate acquisition or investment funds to facilitate their new dream lifestyle. From 01 January 2022 if you buy a residential property in Lisbon, Porto, or along the coast, you won't be able to apply for a Portugal Golden Visa, and the minimum investment level for fund subscription will be raised from €350,000 to €500,000. Portugal is one of the most popular countries in the world for residency through investment whether in property or funds. Get Golden Visa's expert team are based in Lisbon and adapt their insider knowledge to suit client's personal requirements. As Partner, Werner Gruner says: "Portugal loves to welcome different cultures – it's in our DNA to make bridges between nationalities and continents." Says Get Golden Visa founder Murat Coskun: "We started Get Golden Visa with a mission to transform all available investment migration programs into an efficient and transparent process to accelerate applications and to enable families from all around the world to easily become global citizens. "We are a bespoke investment advisory firm that was founded in 2014 and we love to help people get additional residency and citizenship by making a qualifying investment in Europe, the Americas, the Caribbean, and the rest of the world. "Depending on the program of choice, we offer professional advisory services for property acquisition, fund subscription, or other investment vehicles. Our teams of local experts mark Get Golden Visa apart from its competitors because it offers independent advisory service and accompanies the investors throughout the whole journey. "With local offices in Lisbon, Athens, Istanbul, and London and various international associations, we offer transparent guidance with a tailor-made and flexible approach." Photo - https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1630926/Get_Golden_Visa_Portugal.jpg?p=medium600 Logo - https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1630927/Get_Golden_Visa_Logo.jpg?p=medium600
Eisner Awards Hall of Fame Cartoonist Goseki Kojima Announces Two NFT Artworks
"Exhibited at TROPHEE, in collaboration with SOZO COMICS"TOKYO, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Goseki Productions have decided to release NFT art for fans around the world based on more than 65,000 original artworks by Tsuyu Kojima managed by Trophee. The first two pieces of NFT art are "Goseki- Female Ninja Oboro" and "Goseki- Samurai". These pieces can be purchased via a members-only auction on Trophee.xyz. To participate in these auctions, users must also purchase a membership card on Trophee.xyz. Goseki - Female Ninja Oboro Goseki Productions based in Tokyo manages the copyright of deceased Eisner Award Hall of Fame manga artist Goseki Kojima, famous for his works in period dramas. The Eisner Awards is a prestigious award that recognizes cartoonists inducted into the hall of fame. Goseki will exhibit NFT art on TROPHEE, through SOZO COMICS. With the motto "Artist Direct, Digital First", SOZO COMICS is distributing Japanese manga works digitally to the world by planning and developing various NFT products using NFT art and blockchain technology. Goseki - Samurai Goseki Kojima, born in a painter's house, made his debut as a manga artist after working as a book rental manga artist while drawing pictures on movie signs and picture-story shows. His representative works include "Lone Wolf and Cub," "Samurai Executioner," "Musashi Miyamoto," and many other graphic novel-style manga. In 2004, he entered the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame. TROPHEE has established and operated one of the world's largest manga NFT marketplaces, with the beta version of the marketplace open to the public since July 2021. They have also published their own staking token called MANGA TOKEN, which had an Initial Exchange Offering and Initial DEX Offering in August 2021. Goseki Productions: https://www.gosekipro.com SOZO COMICS: https://www.sozoip.com/ TROPHEE: https://www.trophee.xyz (NFT Marketplace Beta) https://www.trophee.xyz https://www.mangatoken.org Related Links :https://www.trophee.xyz
Shenzhen Festival Avenue Leads a New Way for District-building Projects
SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- From August 27 to 29, 2021, a "street culture festival" was held on Shenzhen Festival Avenue. Full of "street stars", "street creativity" and "street interactions", it was a feast of street culture. The festival presented numerous street elements for citizens and tourists, including live band performances by Losing Control and Wasted Laika, street DJ shows by Roc, JR Fog, Chen Xin and many other artists, dazzling skateboarding shows by professional skateboarders, as well as retro Disco music and street graffiti. Demonstrating the characteristics of Reform and Opening-up, this carnival added to the vitality and passion of the district and the city. Photo of Shenzhen Festival Avenue As a landmark created under great efforts of the CPC committee and government of Futian District, Shenzhen Festival Avenue was officially put into service on August 27, 2021. Planned by IDG ASIA Accelerator, the project has gained support from Shenzhen International Investment & Promotion Association and been operated by Shenzhen Chuanghui Urban Space Operation & Management Co. Ltd. By connecting large commercial complexes in the CBD of Futian District and taking advantage of the pleasant cultural atmosphere of areas around Fumin Road, the avenue has built itself a space that is "dramatic", "immersive" and "experiential", and introduced elements of art, culture and exhibition. In this way, the local night-time economy and the influence of surrounding business areas have been promoted. Highlighting itself as a local project with international outlook and standards, the avenue integrated "street culture" into a business district in a creative way by introducing "street stars", "street creativity" and "street interactions" to the CBD of Futian. With street culture and commercial complexes combined, the "street culture festival" is a "street carnival" with Shenzhen characteristics. The event not only enriched the leisure time of citizens, but also improve the quality of their cultural life, contributing to an increase of strength and vitality of the city. As a way of passing on a widespread culture based on street activities, the street culture festival was not only a carnival but also a part of pop culture integrating fashion, art and music. It was also the reflection of the attitudes of Shenzhen's young people to break rules and decide trends. Shenzhen Festival Avenue, as a symbol of youth and fashion in the city, is turning Fuhua Road as a highly international festival-themed area by celebrating different festivals on a frequent basis. The Shenzhen Music Week to be held this month, for example, will invite 22 groups of musicians to play the most popular music of summer. The 7-day event will give citizens a chance to closely enjoy live music. In addition to performances, the avenue also offers other theme events such as the Market Carnival in the following October, the Pioneer Art Festival in November and GLOW SHENZHEN 2021 in December. In the future, murder mystery games, musicals and other activities that are tailored to trendies will be available on the avenue. A rule-breaking place of fusion and innovation, Shenzhen Festival Avenue is right on its way to become an international landmark and super IP of Shenzhen.
Olympians Felicitated at KIIT
Two Stadiums of KIIT to be Named after Pramod and DuteeBHUBANESWAR, India, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Deemed to be University has unrolled the red carpets for Olympians. KIIT has remained a crucible of sports enthusiasm and in this endeavor, there has been a mushroom eruption of sports talents in last few years. The initiative at this front got a kick start from 2005 and then after there has been no looking back. Two Stadiums of KIIT to be Named after Pramod Bhagat and Dutee Chand Flattening Curves: Surpassing all odds, the talents from the KIIT have left footprints in Tokyo Olympics recently, adding an extra feather, in the recently concluded Tokyo Paralympics, Pramod Bhagat, who has been associated with KIIT for long, has won Gold Medal in Badminton. He frequently practiced for his games in KIIT Indoor Stadium. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS felicitated him in the presence of senior officials of KIIT & KISS. KIIT also honoured him with a Cash Prize of Rs.5,00,000. Milestones Set: KIIT has decided to name the Indoor Stadium (where he practiced his game) as 'Pramod Bhagat Indoor Stadium'. Besides, Mr. Pramod will be honoured with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) from KIIT or KISS Deemed to be University. Dutee Chand of KIIT School of Law, has been on the Olympics tracks for two successive terms including the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics-2021. She has also bagged two Silver medals in Asiad, and become the first woman in the country to win the Gold Medal in the World University Games representing KIIT University. KIIT has decided to name the Synthetic Athletic Stadium of KIIT after Dutee as 'Dutee Chand Stadium'. Dutee's name is also considered for honouring with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) from KIIT or KISS Deemed to be University next year. KIIT is the first university in India to name its two stadiums after Olympians. Another World Champion, Mr. Rakhal Sethy was also provided a check worth Rs. 2.7 lakh for a wheelchair to participate in Fencing Para World Cup in November. Two stadiums of KIIT will be named after these two Olympians in December 2021 informed, Dr. Samanta. He hailed the Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha, Mr. Naveen Patnaik, who has been tirelessly promoting sports and sports persons for last so many years. He has especially promoted Dutee and Promod. Media Contact: Dr. Shradhanjali Nayak email@example.com
"Full Moon in Beijing, Love Across China" - 2021 "Lugou Xiaoyue" Mid-Autumn Festival Grand Event Showcased in Beijing Garden Expo
Fengtai Lights up the "Home Lamp" to Convey Reunion Blessings BEIJING, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- At 7:30 p.m. on Mid-Autumn Festival, September 21, the 2021 "Lugou Xiaoyue" Mid-Autumn Festival Grand Event with the theme of "Full Moon in Beijing, Love Across China " were held in the Beijing Garden Expo Park on the Bank of Yongding River. The gala carried the feelings of reunion, appreciation of beauty and perseverance through poetry, music and dance performances. A night with "wonderful writings about Fengtai", it perfectly embodied the essence of Fengtai's culture. "Full Moon in Beijing, Love Across China" – 2021 "Lugou Xiaoyue" Mid-Autumn Festival Grand Event Showcased in Beijing Garden Expo The image ambassador of the Winter Olympics invites you to meet in Beijing There are 12 programs in the 2021 "Lugou Xiaoyue" Mid-Autumn Festival Grand Event, which consist of five parts: the preface, the first chapter "How rare the moon, so round and clear!", the second chapter "Bright is the moon over my home village", the third chapter "Raising my cup I beckon the bright moon" and the ending chapter. Among the performances are the revamped Peking Opera "How rare the moon, so round and clear!", the Intangible Cultural Heritage Taiping Drum "Enjoy peace and harvest with a full moon", the original drama song "Picturesque scenery", allegro "Seeing Fengtai with wonderful writings", and also the creative music, poetry and painting work "I have a date with Fengtai", the situational dance performance "Fengyan Lugou Bridge". Additionally, the duet "rise of the bright moon" and the children's chorus "Lugou ballad" both lit up the night with melodious music. Li Nina, the image ambassador of Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics and the world champion of Freestyle Aerials, also appeared at the grand event and led the singing of "Meet in Beijing" to celebrate the upcoming 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics with the audience. At the end of the performance, the honorable representatives of the fight against the epidemic in Fengtai District, sang "Homeland" along with the on-site performers and the audience, which fully demonstrated the feelings of "Lugou Month · Family and Country". The whole performance not only showed the Chinese people's tender emotion towards the moon culture, but also reflected the coming together between the past and present through various performances. This was a night that displayed the long history, rich traditional culture inheritance and moon culture of Fengtai District in different forms, combining modern development, and fully displaying the importance and uniqueness of Fengtai as an indispensable pearl in the Yongding River culture belt of Xishan. Original programs show the rich cultural heritage of Fengtai At the grand event, in addition to innovatively integrating the unique intangible cultural heritage of Fengtai District into the performance, many cultural elements were strung together through "situational hosting", many of which were original programs created by Fengtai District. Lugou Bridge marked the beginning of the Anti-Japanese War, and left an important historical memory for Fengtai. The original sitcom "Smoke and Mist on Lugou Bridge" was carefully arranged to show the history of Chinese people's indomitable Anti-Japanese war with artistic means. When it comes to appreciating the moon, many people will think of "Lugou Xiaoyue". As one of the eight scenic spots in Yanjing, Lugou Xiaoyue is not only a cultural symbol of Fengtai, but also that of Beijing. The original song and dance "Lugou Xiaoyue" constructed the grand scene of Lugou Bridge with elegant Chinese dance. The chorus composed of Fengtai District teachers and workers sang the vision of Fengtai people to build a beautiful Fengtai. The Shenzhou XII manned mission was a complete success, and the three space warriors returned home safe and sound. As the birthplace of China's aerospace industry, Fengtai has made outstanding contributions and has always supported and promoted the development of China's aerospace industry. The original scene song and dance performance "Chang'e to the moon" showed the Chinese people's exploration and curiosity about the moon and the cultural heritage of the Chinese nation. The original drama song "Fengjing picturesque" created by Fengtai Dramatists Association demonstrated the advanced development of the region. The original Allegro "wonderful writings to see Fengtai" recollected the scenery and construction achievements of Fengtai. Light up the home lamp and spread blessings online and offline across time and space The "Lugou Xiaoyue" Mid-Autumn Festival Grand Event has been held for 14 years and has become a cultural card of Mid- Autumn Festival in the capital. According to the Publicity Representative of Fengtai District, "Lugou Xiaoyue" is a characteristic cultural brand created by Fengtai District. In 2011, "Lugou Xiaoyue" Mid-Autumn Festival Grand Event was included in the key activities of "Our Festival" series of traditional festivals in Beijing. After years of accumulation, "Lugou Xiaoyue" Mid-Autumn Festival Grand Event has become an important part of Beijing's cultural life. This year's event continues to present the interactive activity of "Lugou Xiaoyue" Mid-Autumn Festival - "lighting the home lamp and delivering blessings". Home lamp has become a characteristic Mid-Autumn Festival folk activity in Fengtai District. The host and the audience light up home lamps together, wish the motherland prosperity, peace and security, send the blessing of family reunion to everyone, and lead the new social trend of morality and goodness.
Artmarket.com: Artprice registers a record number of Fine Art auction transaction in H1 2021
PARIS, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Throughout the first half of 2021, still seriously inhibited by the health crisis, the Fine Art auction market secured the continued circulation of artworks. In fact, the auction majors managed to project a substantially more attractive image of their activities by a savvy mix of online sales, thematic and charitable sales and a daring collaboration with what would traditionally be called the 'primary' market. In addition, the auctioneers have at last opened their doors to dematerialized artworks and have been surfing on a wave of ultra-Contemporary art that has also caught the attention of the mainstream media. Weekly evolution of global Fine Art auction turnover Comparison between the last five years Weekly evolution of global Fine Art auction turnover. Comparison between the last five years. thierry Ehrmann, CEO and founder of Artmarket.com and of its Artprice department: "Artprice has registered the highest-ever number of successful Fine Art adjudications in the world, up +10.5% compared with H1 2019, which already set a historic record. The absence of international fairs has clearly redirected some collectors to the auction houses (live or online), but the growth in the volume of transactions predates the health crisis and is basically just re-starting again." High-end market vs. affordable market After a chaotic year 2020, the art market's auction agenda essentially returned to normal, notably with the resumption of New York's spring sales. The sessions organized during week 19 (from 10 to 16 May 2021) totaled $1.5 billion in New York, equivalent to 21% of global art auction turnover in H1 2021. However, our data for the H1 period suggests the art market is still relatively affordable: of the 302,100 lots auctioned around the world, 51% were acquired for less than $1,000, including buyers' fees. And, unlike the ultra high-end market, these affordable works have been offered and sold very evenly throughout the year. Online sales now even ensure a low level of art market activity during the months of July and August, which are usually marked by a complete standstill. Fine Art lots sold at auction filtered by price range (H1 2021) Fine Art lots sold at auction filtered by price range (H1 2021) Hong Kong bucks the trend... The former British colony is now playing a vital role in the international strategies of the auction majors like Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips and Bonhams, but also of China Guardian and Poly Auction, and together they have made Hong Kong the most luxurious art marketplace on the planet. Only 3,200 Fine Art works were sold in Hong Kong in H1 2021, but they totaled nearly $1 billion ($962 million). In fact, the average price of an artwork in Hong Kong auctions during H1 2021 was $300,000! A price that sets Hong Kong apart from New York (average price $41,000), London ($32,000) and Paris ($10,600), and from the rest of China ($94,000). In just six months, 18 lots fetched over $10 million in Hong Kong although none reached $50 million. Today, Hong Kong's ultra high-end market is as intense as London's, and nine times bigger than the Paris market (where two lots crossed the $10 million threshold in the same period). In mainland China, only eight lots sold for more than $10 million over the same period, but the $50 million threshold was once again breached (for an 18th century work by Xu Yang). First "unlimited" sale Sotheby's sale entitled "The Fungible Collection" was a perfect example of the creativity shown by the major auction houses in H1 2021. The international auction company acquired by Patrick Drahi in 2019 worked directly with the anonymous artist Pak and the web platform Nifty Gateway (without going through a gallery) to sell an unlimited series of NFTs. Core to the collection was the Open Editions, which allowed collectors to purchase as many fungible cubes as they wished during the sale period for fixed prices. The duration of the sale was three times 15 minutes, spread over three days, and the price rose each day. It resulted in the sale of 23,598 digital cubes: 19,737 cubes at $500 on Day 1; 3,268 cubes at $1,000 on Day 2 and 593 cubes at $1,500 on Day 3. In addition to these small works, there were two unique lots (The Switch for $1.44 million, and The Pixel for $1.35 million) as well as several 'awards'. Some NFTs (potentially worth several million dollars) were awarded to the best buyers, as well as to anyone who managed to solve a puzzle invented by Pak. 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Vestas wins 101 MW order from ReNew Power in India
SINGAPORE, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestas has secured a 101 MW order from ReNew Power, one of India's leading independent power producers (IPP) within renewable energy. The order is for ReNew's projects in Gujarat, and it follows another 101 MW order from ReNew in the same state secured earlier this year. The contract includes supply and supervision of 46 V120-2.2 MW turbines as well as a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement, designed to maximise energy production for the project. With a yield-based availability guarantee, Vestas will provide ReNew Power with long-term business case certainty. "This is the second order that we have signed with ReNew in the last three months, and I sincerely thank ReNew for their continued trust in Vestas' ability to deliver on high performance projects. With more than 5.6 GW of commissioned green energy capacity and more than 4 GW of committed capacity, ReNew is pushing forward India's sustainability goals and we are delighted to partner with them in this journey", says Vickram Jadhav, Vice President of Sales for Vestas India. Deliveries of the turbines are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022, while commissioning is expected for the third quarter of the same year. For updated Vestas photographs and videos, please visit our media images page on: https://www.vestas.com/en/media/images. About Vestas Vestas is the energy industry's global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 140 GW of wind turbines in 85 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 120 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas' more than 29,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future. For updated Vestas photographs and videos, please visit our media images page on: https://www.vestas.com/en/media/images. We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels: www.twitter.com/vestas www.linkedin.com/company/vestas www.facebook.com/vestas www.instagram.com/vestas www.youtube.com/vestas
Xi'an Taking Measures to Ensure the Smooth Running of National Games, Accelerates the Adoption of Healthy Lifestyles across the Local Community
XI'AN, China, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- China's National Games were held in Xi'an, Shaanxi province on the evening of September 15, 2021. For Xi'an, it is a much-awaited major sports event that gives the city an unprecedented opportunity to show its strength, bolster its image both as the birthplace and a center of Chinese culture as well as to increase exchanges with other provinces and cities across the country while engaging in self-promotion. China's 14th National Games Kick Off in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. The hosting of the games is a major opportunity for Xi'an's municipal government to raise the visibility of the city as an ideal locale for hosting similar events, as well as to serve as a venue for improving the wellbeing of the local community by increasing the focus on people's livelihoods and infrastructure. In preparation for the highest profile and largest sports event in China, Xi'an has designed and built the Xi'an Olympic Sports Center that consists of a main stadium that can accommodate 60,000 spectators and two pavilions that are in full compliance with international standards while retaining the unique characteristics of the city. The project was completed in 964 days. The Olympic Sports Center is not only the first smart stadium in the country to support full 5G coverage, but also the only Chinese stadium to make the list of the World's Top 10 Stadiums in 2020. For the 14th National Games, Xi'an has set up a total of 30 competition committees. They build event facilities according to the Olympic standards and clarify the rules of the event ensuring athletes can work hard on the arena in a fair and just manner and strive to win gold and silver. Outside the stadium, the city is guaranteeing this competition, setting off the new rhythm of this competition that will be higher, faster, stronger, and more beautiful. By relying on its abundant natural resources, in particular the nearby Qinling Mountains and three rivers that run through them, the city has built a 293-kilometer network of greenways within just one year connecting 103 ecological sites, 42 cultural and historical sites as well as 109 rest stops, all of which forming an urban green ecosystem through which local inhabitants can have a stroll. The aim is to create a green ecological corridor that fully leverages the city's wealth of natural resources and serves as a new venue where both residents and visitors can jog or exercise. Xi'an expects to promote the next stage of the city's economic development through the hosting of the games, with the aim of creating a more open, inclusive and vibrant city.
Prinker Enables Children to Express Themselves Through Instant Digital Temporary Tattoos
Prinker, the world's first digital temporary tattoo device, makes tattoos family-friendly by letting children design and print on their tattoos instantly and safely with FDA VCRP-registered cosmetic inksIRVINE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Nurturing a child's creative streak shouldn't mean having to tolerate messy, doodled-over walls and permanent-marker scribbles on tiny hands and feet. Prinker, the inventor of the world's first all-in-one temporary tattoo device, has created the perfect device for children to express their creativity without the mess and clean-up of crayons or paint. This one-of-a-kind device enables kids to easily design and safely print their own temporary tattoos within seconds. Prinker is a member company of the Born2Global Centre. Young Prinker users choosing and getting temporary tattoos Children (and their parents) can draw digital freehand designs directly through the Prinker app and then instantly print on water-resistant temporary tattoos by sliding the Prinker device across their skin. Prinker also offers a catalog of more than 8,000 tattoo designs to choose from, if inspiration doesn't strike. Users can also find built-in design activities on the Prinker content platform, such as dot-to-dot puzzles which allow younger children to co-create pre-designed tattoos before printing them. These tattoo-designing activities and puzzles can help build children's motor skills, enhance their hand-eye coordination, and even help with improving their concentration. Prinker is easy and safe for kids to use and the temporary tattoos created by Prinker can be removed easily with soap and water. Prinker uses proprietary, safe cosmetic inks that are registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) and EU Cosmetic Product Notification Portal (CPNP). Prinker offers unlimited possibilities for engaging children's activities during playtime at home as well as at school. For instance, children can use Prinker in art classes to design and print their own artwork. Shanice, a mom of two, shares, "I love how using Prinker has become a real family activity that we all can do. We look up the designs we want to use and usually spend an hour or more tattooing outrageous designs all over." Mary, an elementary school teacher adds, "I use Prinker in my geography class with my students – we tried tattooing the flags of different countries a few weeks ago. It helps make the class more interactive as well as more effective in helping students absorb the lessons." Prinker's CEO and co-founder Jimmy Lee said, "At Prinker, we want to provide a safe alternative for people of all ages, including children, to express themselves while engaging in an activity that can be enjoyed by the entire family." Prinker can be purchased from www.prinker.us. For the holiday season, Prinker will have a special sale on all Prinker devices with up to $100 off and worldwide shipping. For further enquiries, interested parties can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. About Prinker Established in 2015, Prinker Korea Inc. is the inventor and manufacturer of the world's first digital temporary tattoo device with a goal to inspire consumers and offer new tools for self-expression. Prinker is a nifty all-in-one solution for the easy creation and application of water resistant – but soap washable – temporary tattoos, using proprietary US FDA VCRP- and Europe CPNP-registered cosmetic inks. Prinker serves consumers and businesses in over 60 countries and has an extensive and growing library of over 8,000 ready-to-use designs, with contributions by talented tattoo artists around the world. Prinker was selected as one of the Top 4 companies in Europe's largest startup conference and pitching competition Slush 2016, and is also a winner of the L'Oreal Innovation Runway 2017. For more information, please visit: https://www.prinker.us/ About Born2Global Centre Born2Global Centre (www.born2global.com) is a full-cycle service platform for global expansion. Since inception in 2013, Born2Global has been setting the standard for successful startup ecosystem as the main Korean government agency under the Ministry of Science and ICT. Born2Global has expanded and transformed startups to be engaged, equipped and be connected with the global market. Media contact Prinker: Prinker@rootcomms.com Born2Global Cetnre: email@example.com
e.GO Mobile Opens an Iconic Brand Store in Hamburg, Germany's Second Largest City
- The new brand store is located by the Jungfernstieg – one of Hamburg's most prominent shopping destinations. - The Store combines innovative customer experience centre, sales, test drives and customer support. - Inauguration coincides with the World's biggest Triathlon Championship event in Hamburg. AACHEN, Germany, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the successful start of production and launch of nation-wide sales, Next.e.GO Mobile SE, the independent German EV manufacturer, accelerates opening its Brand Stores. After the inauguration of the first ever brand store in Dusseldorf earlier this September, e.GO has arrived in Hamburg just as the World's largest Triathlon Champions series gets into gear. The e.GO Hamburg brand store is located by the Jungfernstieg in one of the city's most exclusive shopping streets at Große Bleichen 10. This address is already well-known to the Hamburg community, as it was previously home to the world's pioneering independent electric car company from the other side of the Atlantic. Opening of an iconic e.GO Brand Store in Hamburg, Germany In the e.GO brand stores, visitors can experience the vehicles personally up close and get acquainted with e.GO's disruptive production technology, unique design elements and its smart features. Customers can also do test drives and order the vehicle directly. The company plans the opening of its new brand stores in other cities in Europe with Milan, Athens and Dubai on the way. Alongside the start of the company's global campaign "The Time Is Now", the brand store openings mark another important milestone in e.GO's journey to accelerate the much-needed transformation in the urban e-mobility by offering a sustainable, durable and affordable electric car that is also unique in many aspects. "We are delighted to bring e.GO to the beautiful city of Hamburg. A metropolitan that is at forefront of urban transformation and a welcoming and vibrant community whose endearing greeting not only welcomes every ship arriving at the harbour but also the much-needed change to emission-free mobility," said Ali Vezvaei, Chairman of the Board at Next.e.GO Mobile SE. Accelerating adoption in urban environment Affordability, ease of use and life cycle sustainability are key to driving the adoption of electro mobility in the ever-growing urban environment. e.GO offers them all. The robust aluminium spaceframe and the highly durable polymeric outer body give the e.GO Life a longer life cycle and lower total cost of ownership. The smart battery swap feature, first of its kind for an urban electric car, provides a different user experience and peace of mind while enhancing the ecological footprint of e.GO compared to many other choices in the market.
China's Meishan Favored by Global Investors through Opening-up and Innovation
MEISHAN, China, Sept. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- From September 16 to 20, the 18th Western China International Fair is held in Chengdu. More than 50,000 guests and merchants from 66 countries (regions) participated in the exhibition online and on site, according to Meishan Municipal People's Government. At this year's Western China International Fair, Meishan City, Sichuan Province, China, has presented the largest ever exhibition since its participation. The exhibition is divided into two venues: Comprehensive Image Venue and International Cooperation Venue, with a total exhibition area of 1,575 square meters. The content of the exhibition is rich and colorful. It not only shows the historical and cultural heritage brought by Meishan as the hometown of Su Dongpo, the great ancient scholar, but also the ecological advantages that it relies on as a national forest city and an important part of the Sichuan Area of the Giant Panda National Park, as well as characteristic local industries such as bamboo weaving and Dongpo pickled vegetable. Represented by innovative industry projects such as Sino-French Agricultural Technology Park, Unilever (Sichuan) Global Production Base, Legoland of Tianfu New Area, Sino Japanese International Healthy Care Precinct, etc., the exhibition shows a new city image with innovation and opening-up. It is worth noting that, to enhance the interactive experience, the Meishan Exhibition Hall is embedded with modern sound and light equipment such as "virtual roaming, 360 holographic images", and a cartoon image designed with Su Dongpo, the representative figure of Meishan, as the prototype, is used as the virtual host to tell visitors about the development of Meishan from the aspects of culture, ecology, and industry. Meishan is located in the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle, an important area of China's "the Belt and Road" strategy. It belongs to the Chengdu metropolitan area led by the core city, with obvious regional advantages. In recent years, Meishan has prioritized "open development" and established economic and trade relations with 70 countries and regions. In Sichuan, it is one of the fastest-growing areas, with the second-largest number of Fortune Global 500 enterprises establishing their presence, behind Chengdu. In addition to the obvious geographical advantages and potential industrial resources that have won the favor of foreign investors, the positive attitude of the local government is also an important reason for attracting investment. Meishan makes full use of international and domestic exhibitions such as the China International Import Expo, Canton Fair, and Western China International Fair to actively promote its advantageous industries. In the process of actively "going out" and "bringing in", many high-quality projects and enterprises have settled down in Meishan. Taking the Western China International Fair as an example, at the 17th Western China International Fair held in 2018, Meishan signed 26 projects with a total contract amount of RMB 28.6 billion. Relying on this platform, high-quality projects such as Lenovo Dieyun (Meishan) Innovation and Technology Park Project, Mengniu Dairy (Meishan) Annual Production of 180,000 Tons of Low-Temperature Milk Production Project, Lekai New Material Electronic Material R&D and Industrial Base Project have settled down in Meishan. From January to August 2021, Meishan signed 109 new projects for investment attraction, with the contract amount reaching RMB 249.814 billion. The number of projects and the contract amount increased by 18.48% and 65.94% year-on-year, respectively. On August 3, Shanghai Shanshan Lithium Battery Material Technology Co., Ltd., a well-known Chinese lithium-ion battery anode material R&D and production company, formally signed a contract with Pengshan District, Meishan City. The company will invest RMB 10 billion to create an integration project with an annual output of 200,000 tons of lithium battery anode material. Zheng Yonggang, chairman of the company's board of directors, believes that although Meishan is not currently a major city in the lithium battery industry, it has a good business environment and new energy industry foundation. The project will help Meishan become the world's largest lithium battery anode material production base.
ELLEMEN Fresh Second Anniversary- Youth Fades, A Young Spirit Stays
BEIJING, Sept. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ELLEMEN Fresh is now celebrating its second anniversary. In the past two years, our diversified contents have been showing the taste of youth. As an international magazine, we have interviewed people at home and abroad. In the past, we have gathered young talents with attitude, and interviewed Gong Jun, Wu Lei, Guo Qilin and other cover characters. In the Fresh Age column, we invited the most enchanting rocker in China, Liang Long, and the 83-year-old energetic actress Wu Yanshu. The new Fresh Age column has caused heated discussion both online and offline. We focus on the younger generations and resonate with the freshest minds, and we don't define fresh in terms of age. What is fresh? Fresh means openness to possibilities,vitality and "evergreen". Youth fades, but a young spirit stays. This is how we define "fresh" . This is how we understand "evergreen". Four Cover of ELLEMEN Fresh Second Anniversary Issue On the occasion of our second anniversary, ELLEMEN Fresh has released four covers featuring the most iconic people and group from four countries. The cover stars of the second anniversary issue are shown as following. KAI, the charismatic post-90s lead dancer of the Korean boy group EXO,who has witnessed the ups and downs of the idol industry in the past ten years and on his way to become an "evergreen artist" ; James Corden, the post-70s ace talk show host from the UK, who attracts young people from all over the world with his humorous wisdom; Maye Musk, an ageless supermodel aged 73, who vividly demonstrating that each decade of life can be better than the last; the Japanese anime image Ultraman Tiga which is a spiritual pillar of several generations, and the men behind Ultraman are a group of perfectionist workers, simple and low-key, but shining because of their interests. From 2019 to 2021, ELLEMEN Fresh has been keeping the personality of ELLEMEN, while constantly exploring and achieving breakthrough. In the future, we hope to interpret the meaning of fresh in more perspectives, and deliver the power of "evergreen".
Accelerating Carbon Neutrality "Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF2021) -Online-"
TOKYO, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The ICEF Secretariat announced on September 17 that Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) will host "Innovation for Cool Earth Forum 8th Annual Meeting (ICEF2021)" online from October 6 to 7. ICEF2020: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M106778/202109139949/_prw_PI1fl_HKkJJJyn.jpg Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF2021)Every year since 2014, METI and NEDO have hosted the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) to gather leading international figures in Tokyo to discuss how to combat climate change through technological innovation.ICEF's mission is to nurture discussion and collaboration among participants and to disseminate the industry's latest innovations in energy and environmental technologies by providing a place where experts can share their knowledge on how to tackle the 21st century's greatest environmental challenge.A distinguished steering committee, consisting of members from all around the world, strives to bring the best minds together to develop a program which addresses forces of change while ensuring they are based on solid evidence. Highlight World Movements of "Innovation" for a Decarbonized SocietyIn the world, a variety of initiatives across industry, government and academia are being rapidly accelerated toward a Decarbonized Society. There are many diverse climate change challenges, and all stakeholders in society, including the private sector and governments, are called upon to tackle specific actions from short- and long-term perspectives. Outline Innovation for Cool Earth Forum 8th Annual Meeting (ICEF2021) Theme Pathways to Carbon Neutrality by 2050: Accelerating the Pace of Global Decarbonization DateOctober 6-7, 2021 9:00 a.m.- (JST)* / 0:00 a.m.- (UTC)**All sessions and events will take place during the daytime hours, Japan Standard Time, and will be distributed online. VenueVirtual Forum (Live & On-demand) Co-HostsMinistry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)Ministry of the Environment (MOE) Institutional PartnersInternational Energy Agency (IEA)United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Registrationhttps://www.icef.go.jp/register/ (Free of charge) Programhttps://www.icef.go.jp/program/The program is subject to change; information is updated regularly. For more details, please visit: https://kyodonewsprwire.jp/attach/202109139949-O1-v5AFmJUn.pdfRelated Links :https://www.icef.go.jp/
The 14th National Games Is Held In Xi'an, The Thousand-year Ancient Capital City
XI'AN, China, Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 15, the 14th National Games, the largest premier multi-sport competition in China, officially kicked off in Xi'an, the national capital of ancient China for more than 1,000 years. A grand opening ceremony featuring music, dance and cultural exhibition was held in the pomegranate-flower shaped Xi'an Olympic Center Stadium, according to the Xi'an Executive Committee of the 14th National Games. Cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony for China's 14th National Games in Xi'an. During the one-and-a-half-hour ceremony, Yang Qian, a double shooting champion at last month's Tokyo Olympic Games, lit the cauldron. Billed as China's "mini Olympics", the quadrennial National Games, which was inaugurated in 1959, features the Olympic style program, with the addition of the Chinese martial arts sport of Wushu. The 14th National Games feature a total of 35 sports and 19 mass programs. Over 12,000 athletes representing 37 teams will compete during the Games. As the first national sports games held in western China and with the theme of "Simplicity, Safety and Splendor", it is an important platform and window to show the level of China's competitive sports, the strength of mass sports and the development of the sports industry. Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, is famous for its terracotta warriors. As the host city of the 14th National Games, Xi'an seizes the opportunity to make the sports games an accelerator for the city's transformation. Taking advantage of the National Games, Xi'an has fully improved urban planning, construction, and development. Its urban structure, dynamics, appearance are all improved, and the booming sports industry will drive the development of other industries. Eight venues including Xi'an Olympic Center Stadium, as well as Xi'an National Games Village and the press center will provide excellent experience for athletes, technical officials, and spectators. High-definition video cameras installed in the Xi'an Olympic Sports Center Stadium can work at multiple angles and in all directions to provide ultra-high-definition multi-frequency broadcasting. Spectators can enjoy panoramic experiences through VR whether they are in the competition areas or the coaching seats areas. The venue for swimming and diving at the Sports Center uses solar photovoltaic power generation on the roof, waste heat recovery on the basement floor, and air source heat pump to achieve constant temperatures for the 104,000 square-meter area with low energy cost and high utilization. Inspired by the slogan "Games for all, together in mind and action", fitness activities are very popular in the ancient city. To make it easier for local citizens to enjoy more fitness activities, Xi'an is making every effort to create a "15-minute fitness circle", adding and upgrading fitness facilities in communities, squares and pocket parks. Xi'an will hold no less than 400 community physical exercise activities and train more than 1,000 social sports instructors by the end of this year. Image Attachments Links: Link: http://asianetnews.net/view-attachment?attach-id=400923 Caption: Cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony for China's 14th National Games in Xi'an.