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Day: May 3, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo Launches “Striker Force 7” Comic Book As Part Of “Free Comic Book Day” On May 4th

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~ Closes 3-Book Graphic Novel Deal With Over 8 Territories in Europe ~ LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s biggest superstar is now becoming the world’s next big superhero! Cristiano Ronaldo, the iconic superstar athlete released his first comic book for “Striker Force 7” as part of “Free Comic Book Day” through comic book retailers across the country this weekend. Led by Cristiano, a motley crew of super-powered agents from around the world must protect the Earth from annihilation – provided Cristiano can teach them how to work as a team! They’re here to save the Earth – but who’s going to save them from each other!? “I have always been a fan of superheroes and I ‘m thrilled to help to create this new anima

Miami International Holdings Reports April 2019 Trading Results And New Market Share Records for MIAX Exchange Group; MIAX Emerald Reaches 1% Market Share

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PRINCETON, New Jersey, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) today reported the April 2019 trading activity for its three fully electronic options exchanges – MIAX®, MIAX PEARL™ and MIAX Emerald™ (together, the MIAX Exchange Group™). The MIAX Exchange Group collectively executed over 37 million equity option contracts in April for a combined average daily volume (ADV) of 1,765,446 contracts, representing a total U.S. equity options market share of 10.75%. Trading Volume for MIAX Exchange Group, Current Month Year-to-Date Comparison Equity Options Contracts April-19 April-18 % Chg. Mar-19 % Chg. April-19 April-18 % Chg. Trading Days 21 21 21 82 82 U.S. Equity Options Industry 344,847,772 356,177,370 -3.2% 365,585,219 -5.7% 1,402,047,031 1,5

The 125th Canton Fair Showcases Growing Influence of Textiles and Garments Industry

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GUANGZHOU, China, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Phase 3 of the 125th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) has gathered nearly 5,000 exhibitors from the areas of textiles and garments, shoes, cases and bags, recreational products, medicine and healthcare products and food, offering a detailed overview of evolving global trade. Maggie Pu, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office of the Canton Fair, noted that facing pressure from uncertainties related to global trade and stricter import standards, Chinese companies’ constant efforts in innovation and improvement of product performances guarantee an increasingly global market share. Customization and Innovation: A  New T rend  Among Domestic Companies In response to an expanding market and the continuously evolv

LONGi Capacity Planning: By end 2021, Mono wafer: 65GW, mono module:30GW

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XI’AN, China, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On April 30, 2019, LONGi released its 2018 annual report and first quarterly results. The report shows LONGi’s operation revenue in 2018 was RMB 21.988 billion, an increase of 34.38% over the previous year and net profit attributed to shareholders of listed companies was RMB 2.558 billion. As of the first quarter 2019, the company’s total assets was RMB 43.165 billion. Independent third-party research data showed LONGi accounted for 40% of the industry’s monocrystalline silicon wafer capacity, reinforcing its position as the largest monocrystalline module manufacturer in the world. According to BNEF, the financial health index, as measured by Alman-Z score, LONGi ranks second in all global photovoltaic enterprises and f...

Hong Leong Bank and Emirates Skywards Partner to Launch Emirates HLB Cards

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Partnership to benefit a growing Malaysian travel segment and add more value and rewards for Emirates Skywards members Daily spends on Emirates HLB cards earn Skywards Miles redeemable for flight rewards on Emirates and partner airlines Welcome bonus of up to 10,000 Skywards Miles Attractive benefits including first year anniversary bonus rewards, complimentary Emirates Lounge access, airport transfers and golf privileges KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Leong Bank Berhad (“HLB” or “the Bank”), one of Malaysia’s leading financial service organisations and Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, have launched a new range of co-branded credit cards for customers in Malaysia. The Emirates HLB c...

Microsoft delivers new advancements in Azure from cloud to edge ahead of Microsoft Build conference

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Microsoft continues commitment to building the most productive platform for developers, enables developers to take advantage of the latest computing trends REDMOND, Washington, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, Microsoft Corp. announced a series of new Azure services and developer technologies that put advanced capabilities spanning AI, mixed reality, IoT and blockchain in the hands of developers. The company will share these and additional advancements in hybrid cloud and edge computing at its Microsoft Build conference to empower developers. “It’s an incredible time to be a developer. From building AI and mixed reality into apps to leveraging blockchain for solving commercial business problems, developers’ skillsets and impact are growing rapidly,” sa...

Microsoft delivers new advancements in Azure from cloud to edge ahead of Microsoft Build conference

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Microsoft continues commitment to building the most productive platform for developers, enables developers to take advantage of the latest computing trends REDMOND, Washington, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, Microsoft Corp. announced a series of new Azure services and developer technologies that put advanced capabilities spanning AI, mixed reality, IoT and blockchain in the hands of developers. The company will share these and additional advancements in hybrid cloud and edge computing at its Microsoft Build conference to empower developers. “It’s an incredible time to be a developer. From building AI and mixed reality into apps to leveraging blockchain for solving commercial business problems, developers’ skillsets and impact are growing rapidly,” sa...

Chidiac talks cooperation prospects with UK, Canadian ambassadors

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Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs, Dr. May Chidiac, on Friday received in her office at the ministry British Ambassador to Lebanon, Chris Rampling, and Canadian Ambassador Emmanuelle Lamoureux. The visit comes on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day. Discussions reportedly covered the importance of freedom of expression and the role of the press in Lebanon, with both ambassadors voicing support for "any initiatives in this regard." The meeting was an occasion to discuss issues of mutual interest, especially means of supporting the Ministry in terms of state departments' mechanization and restructuring as well as the fight against corruption. The current political situation also featured high on their talks.Source: National News Agency

Chidiac talks cooperation prospects with UK, Canadian ambassadors

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Minister of State for Administrative Development Affairs, Dr. May Chidiac, on Friday received in her office at the ministry British Ambassador to Lebanon, Chris Rampling, and Canadian Ambassador Emmanuelle Lamoureux. The visit comes on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day. Discussions reportedly covered the importance of freedom of expression and the role of the press in Lebanon, with both ambassadors voicing support for "any initiatives in this regard." The meeting was an occasion to discuss issues of mutual interest, especially means of supporting the Ministry in terms of state departments' mechanization and restructuring as well as the fight against corruption. The current political situation also featured high on their talks.Source: National News Agency

Military Escalation Continues in Northwest Syria

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Russia has increased its airstrike campaign on the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib in the past few days, which rights group warn could lead to a new humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country. More than 100 Russian airstrikes have targeted Idlib and parts of the neighboring province of Hama in recent days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told VOA.The observatory, which has researchers across Syria, charged that Syrian government helicopters have also dropped barrel bombs on towns and villages across Idlib. "The Russian escalation has a clear message to al-Nusra Front," said Rami Abdulrahman, director of the observatory, told VOA. "This is also a message to everyone else, including the U.S., that when it comes to northwestern Syria, it's only Russia who calls the shots," Abdu...