Daily Archives: October 10, 2018

Lil Wayne, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Meek Mill, Anderson .Paak & More Join Forces and Raise their Voices for Criminal Justice Reform at 4th Annual TIDAL X: Brooklyn

Benefit Concert will take place at Barclays Center on October 23, 2018

NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, global music and entertainment streaming platform TIDAL announced the lineup for the 4th Annual “TIDAL X: Brooklyn” philanthropic concert will include performances from Lil Wayne, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Meek Mill, Anderson .Paak, Kaskade, Normani, Kodak Black, Teyana Taylor, Bazzi, Lil Skies, Mozart La Para, Black Thought, Queen Naija, The Lox, Vic Mensa, BlocBoy JB, DaniLeigh, Danielle Bradbery, Jay Critch, Snoh Aalegra, SiR, Westside Gunn, Conway, Arin Ray, Jacob Banks, Cautious Clay and Patrick Droney.

TIDAL X: Brooklyn

This year’s performers are coming together to support criminal justice reform across the country. Thanks to this year’s sponsors including Puma, D’USSE, American Family Insurance, Stoli Crushed, Sprint and Barclays Center, one hundred percent of net ticket proceeds and donations will support criminal justice reform non-profit organizations such as #Cut50 Equal Justice Initiative and Innocence Project and REFORM.

Fans worldwide can learn more, purchase tickets, make donations and tune-in to the show’s livestream on October 23rd here: TIDAL.com/BROOKLYN.

Over the past three years, the TIDAL X benefit concerts have raised more than $10 million for social justice, disaster relief & recovery, and education causes. Each year, iconic superstars and emerging artists support those in need around the world and past performers have included Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Lopez, Alessia Cara, Jessie Reyez, Usher, Common and many more.

TIDAL X: BROOKLYN furthers TIDAL’s commitment to supporting philanthropic endeavors and key social issues that the music community is passionate about, including Lil Wayne’s Social Wave For Change, T.I.’s TIDAL X: Money Talk Education Challenge as well as social justice initiatives from A$AP Ferg, The LOX, Damian Marley, Dec. 99th and more.

About TIDAL
TIDAL is an artist-owned global music and entertainment platform that brings artists and fans closer together through unique original content and exclusive events.

Available in 53 countries, the streaming service has more than 58 million songs and 240,000 high quality videos in its catalog along with original video series, podcasts, thousands of expertly curated playlists and artist discovery via TIDAL Rising. With the commitment of its owners to create a more sustainable model for the music industry, TIDAL is available in premium and HiFi tiers—which includes Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) recordings.

For more information, please visit www.tidal.com.

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‫سيتي لاند تختار منصة برمجيات ياردي لإدارة عملياتها في سيتي لاند مول: أول مركز تسوق مستوحى من الطبيعة في العالم

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 10 أكتوبر / تشرين أول، 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

سييسر الحل المتصل برابطة واحدة من إدارة الملكية العقارية التي تتجاوز مساحتها مليون قدم مربع من المساحة المخصصة للإيجار بالتجزئة في دبي

اختارت سيتي لاند للتطوير العقاري “Cityland Real Estate Development”، مطور أول مركز تسوق ومركز ترفيهي مستوحى من الطبيعة ياردي فوياجر “Yardi Voyager®” لإدارة ملكيتها العقارية وتولي عمليات المحاسبة. ويسع سيتي لاند مول “Cityland Mall” أكثر من 350 متجر تجزئة ومطعمًا على مساحة 200,000 قدم مربع. وسيفتتح قريبًا “المتنزه المركزي” داخل المول أبوابه أمام الجمهور. وسيتيح المول كذلك إمكانية وصول الزوار إلى متنزه القرية العالمية “Global Village”، أحد أهم الوجهات الترفيهية بالإمارات العربية المتحدة التي يتوافد عليها 6-8 مليون زائر في الموسم.

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وستعمل سيتي لاند على أتمتة عملياتها من خلال تنفيذ حل ياردي فوياجر®، الذي يجمع بين إدارة الممتلكات والمحاسبة وعمليات الممتلكات، والعمليات المالية، والميزانية، والتوقعات والصيانة. وستستفيد الشركة كذلك من الحلول المتكاملة الأخرى التي توفرها منصة ياردي، ومنها مدير التأجير ياردي “Yardi® Leasing Manager“، وياردي أوريون لذكاء الأعمال “Yardi® Orion Business Intelligence“، وياردي من الشراء للسداد “Yardi® Procure to Pay“. ويتيح كل حل إمكانية وصول عبر الجوال إلى تدفقات الأعمال وقياسات الأداء، وهي نموذجية لفريق إدارة التجزئة المشغول.

وبهذه المناسبة، صرح فهيم الدين شرف الدين “Fahimuddin Sharfuddin”، المدير التنفيذي لسيتي لاند، “سيحسن هذا البرنامج بشدة من قدراتنا ويتيح لنا إدارة عمليات النظام باحترافية تامة. ويسعدنا للغاية تعيين رائد في سوق برمجيات إدارة التجزئة ونتطلع لعلاقة طويلة ومثمرة”.

ومن جانبه، أشار نيل جيماسمر “Neal Gemassmer”، نائب رئيس الأعمال الدولية في ياردي، “يسعدنا الترحيب بسيتي لاند كعميل والمشاركة في أحد أكثر أعمال تطوير تجارة التجزئة إلهامًا في العالم وأحدثها”. ويضيف، “ونفتخر أن تحظى خبراتنا بالتقدير من أهم مشغلي الممتلكات العقارية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط”.

تعرف على المزيد عن كيفية إدارة ياردي مجموعة كبيرة من فئات أصول الملكية العقارية من خلال قاعدة بيانات واحدة.

نبذة عن مجموعة سيتي لاند

تحافظ مجموعة سيتي لاند “Cityland Group” على شعارها “الانغماس في الطبيعة”، وتلتزم بإنشاء مساحات مستوحاة من الطبيعة للمجتمعات بجميع أنحاء الإمارات العربية المتحدة. وهو مزيج رائع من المعرفة الفنية بتطوير المشروعات، وطالما ميزت الخبرات في إنشاء مساحات زراعية وطبيعية فريدة المطور في تنسيق الملكية العقارية. ويدعم ذلك المشروعات الفريدة من نوعها، مثل حديقة المعجزة بدبي “Dubai Miracle Garden” وحديقة الفراشات بدبي “Dubai Butterfly Garden”. وتتمثل أحدث مشروعاتها التي تكشف عن رؤيتها في سيتي لاند مول المزمع افتتاحه في 2018 بجوار القرية العالمية “Global Village” في دبي.

وتأسست مجموعة سيتي لاند في 2005 بواسطة السيد/ عبد الناصر ياسين موسى رحال “Abdel Naser Yasin Musa Rahhal”، نائب رئيس مجلس الإدارة، وتشرفت المجموعة برئاسة سمو الشيخ ذياب بن طحنون بن محمد آل نهيان “Sheikh Theyab Bin Tahnoon Bin Mohammed Al-Nahyan”. وبدأت الرحلة من مدينة العين مع شركة عقار لخدمات تنسيق الحدائق والزراعة “AKAR Landscaping Services and Agriculture”، التي شاركت في إنشاء مجموعة كبيرة من المساحات الخضراء في الأماكن العامة بالمدينة. وأنشأت الشركة حديقة العين براديس “Al Ain Paradise Garden” – وهي حديقة من الزهور أنشأت من الموارد المحلية. وحطمت الحديقة رقمين لموسوعة غينيس العالمية للمساحات الخضراء العمودية، ولعرض أكبر مجموعة من السلات المعلقة. واتسعت محفظة المجموعة من خلال الاستحواذ على شركة أوركين “Orkin” الأمريكية – التي تعد أكبر شركات مكافحة الآفات في العالم.

نبذة عن ياردي

تعمل شركة ياردي ® على تطوير ودعم الاستثمارات الرائدة على صعيد الصناعة وبرمجيات إدارة الممتلكات العقارية للشركات العقارية من جميع الأنواع والأحجام. ومنذ تأسيسها في 1984، يقع مقر ياردي في سانتا باربرا بولاية كاليفورنيا، وتخدم العملاء حول العالم من مكاتبها في أستراليا، وآسيا، والشرق الأوسط، وأوروبا، وأمريكا الشمالية. ولمزيد من المعلومات، يرجى زيارة الموقع الإلكتروني yardi.com/ae.

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/C O R R E C T I O N — Nord Anglia Education/

International Schools Group Heads to London

  • Nord Anglia Education to move their global headquarters back to the UK from Hong Kong
  • Relocation will create 80 jobs in London
  • Move will support funding of GBP75 million for a new charitable foundation and a global campaign centre for students and teachers

HONG KONG, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Nord Anglia Education (NAE), the world’s leading premium schools organisation, is relocating its headquarters back to the United Kingdom.

From this new base, NAE will establish a charitable foundation as well as an innovative global campaign centre, empowering students and teachers to transform their ideas for change into impactful, sustainable solutions.

Having previously been based in the United Kingdom, Nord Anglia Education moved its central office to Hong Kong in 2012 to support its expansion in China and Southeast Asia, with the subsequent acquisition of 15 schools and the creation of eight new schools in the region.

The organisation currently has 56 schools in 27 countries, and Nord Anglia Education chief executive Andrew Fitzmaurice said the move to London would allow NAE to better work with its global network of schools in the future.

“Nord Anglia Education has grown significantly in the past six years and we now have schools across the globe from Beijing to Sao Paulo.” Mr Fitzmaurice said.

“Last month we opened a new school in Dublin, Ireland and acquired the American International School of Rotterdam.”

“Looking forward, London is an ideal base for our central support team to effectively meet the teaching and learning needs of our 53,000 students around the world.”

The move will create 80 new jobs in the capital, across the organisation’s central support team, which includes education, IT, HR, marketing, finance, legal and administrative support. The London headquarters will operate as a hub for five regional offices in Chicago, Dubai, Geneva, Ho Chi Minh City and Shanghai.

As NAE continues to grow, it will commit an estimated GBP75 million over the next decade, towards the establishment of a new charitable foundation as well as supporting the creation of a student-led global campaign centre, harnessing the potential of their 53,000 students to become the change makers of tomorrow.

“Our most powerful asset is our students,” Mr Fitzmaurice said.

“They want to, can and will change the world. The hope for our charitable foundation and global campaign centre is that it will help them do that, faster, more effectively and more sustainably.”

These initiatives will be led by Katie White OBE, who said the aim was to arm young people with the tools, resources and training to take their passions and turn them into a powerful force for systemic change.

“We want to encourage and prepare tomorrow’s leaders, managers, opinion formers and entrepreneurs to be able to positively affect change and grow sustainable communities,” Ms White said.

“Our schools already engage in some brilliant social endeavours and we want a global campaign centre to take this one step further. We are in a unique position to do social good and we are keen to maximise that.”

Alongside the establishment of the charitable foundation and a global campaign centre, the funding will also go towards the roll out of a world-first platform, ‘Share A Dream’; a website allowing the NAE’s students around the world to share philanthropic causes and how these are being supported, measuring both time spent and money raised.

The platform is currently being piloted in five NAE schools, College Alpin Beau Soleil, College Champittet, Nyon and College Champittet Pully, the British International School of Houston and the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City.

Nord Anglia’s Education Advisory Board chairman Lord David Puttnam said the initiatives would allow NAE students to engage in the type of systemic change that would help bring about a sustainable difference in society.

“In our schools we have 53,000 young people who we hope will come to see themselves as the change makers of tomorrow,” Lord Puttnam said.

Nord Anglia Education is currently recruiting to support its London relocation and is on target for its London headquarters to be fully operational in the first quarter of 2019.

“When our students go out into the working world, we want them to take with them a different skill set that will have the ripple effect of creating real and meaningful change in societies across the globe,” Mr Fitzmaurice said.

For more information on Nord Anglia Education please visit www.nordangliaeducation.com.

For more information on Share A Dream please visit www.shareadream.org

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Nasdaq Patent Infringement Claim Voluntarily Dismissed with Prejudice Against MIAX; Three Other MIAX Petitions for Review Granted By Patent Trial and Appeal Board Against Nasdaq Patents

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH), the parent holding company of the MIAX Options® and MIAX PEARL  exchanges (MIAX), today announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted MIAX’s petitions for review of three Nasdaq patents (one Nasdaq and two Nasdaq ISE patents).  In granting MIAX’s petitions, the PTAB found that it is more likely than not that the claims of these patents are unpatentable under current law.  The patents were asserted as part of Nasdaq’s complaint filed against MIAX.

MIAX has filed petitions for review of all of the patents asserted by Nasdaq. To date, the PTAB has decided three of MIAX’s six petitions, granting 100% of those that it has reviewed. Three remaining petitions are still pending before the PTAB.

“We are gratified that the PTAB has taken the first step to validating our position that these patents are not patentable under the current state of the law,” stated Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman and CEO of MIH. “We are hopeful that the PTAB issues a final determination that these, and the other Nasdaq patents, are unpatentable and therefore cannot be infringed by MIAX. Continued Gallagher, “According to public reports from the USPTO, more than 80% of patents reviewed after the PTAB grants a petition are ultimately found void. This is a very compelling statistic and one which bodes very well for us going forward. Notwithstanding the distraction, as well as the waste of time, effort and financial resources to defend this baseless litigation, we are pleased with these recent developments and look forward to the PTAB’s ruling with respect to the remaining three patents and its final determinations.”

In other news, MIH and MIAX also announced today that Nasdaq voluntarily withdrew and dismissed with prejudice its claims against MIAX that MIAX infringes on U.S. Patent No. 7,599,875, which pertains to systems and methods for quoting securities.

“We are also very pleased that Nasdaq voluntarily withdrew its claims after all its bluster, as the patent claims based on U.S. Patent No. 7,599,875 should never have been brought against us in the first place,” said Gallagher. “Unfortunately, many smaller, innovative and disruptive companies are too often faced with lawsuits that have no factual or legal merit, driven by certain individuals at larger companies like Nasdaq looking to profit through senseless, costly, and abusive legal tactics when other efforts at competition and innovation are not working.” Added Gallagher, “The great news is that the US options market has voted with its trading volumes, as the MIAX Exchange Group’s volume is up over 75% since this baseless lawsuit was filed. In fact, the MIAX Exchange Group ranked 15th in the world in contracts traded and/or cleared in the Futures Industry Association’s (FIA) half-year 2018 report on trading activity in the global exchange-traded derivatives market, and 1st in year-over-year growth among the world’s top 40 derivatives markets.”

For further information regarding MIAX, please visit www.MIAXOptions.com or contact MIAX Trading Operations at TradingOperations@MIAXOptions.com.

Corporate Communications Contact: Dominique Prunetti-Miller
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About MIH

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX Options) and MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL and together with MIAX Options, the MIAX Exchange Group), two fully electronic options trading exchanges.

MIAX Options currently lists and trades options on over 2,800 multi-listed classes. MIAX Options’ unparalleled system throughput is approximately 38 million quotes per second. The average latency for a single quote on MIAX Options is approximately 17.56 microseconds for a full round trip. At the 99th and 99.9th percentiles, the latency on MIAX Options is approximately 25.69 and 57.67 microseconds, respectively.

MIAX PEARL launched trading operations on February 6, 2017 and currently lists and trades options on over 2,800 multi-listed classes. The average latency for a single order on MIAX PEARL is approximately 24.42 microseconds for a round trip. At the 99th and 99.9thpercentiles, the latency on MIAX PEARL is approximately 32.35 and 60.38 microseconds, respectively.

The MIAX Exchange Group has assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges, and its trading platforms have been developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL leverage the MIAX Exchange Group’s industry leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with both traditional (MIAX Options) and maker-taker (MIAX PEARL) pricing structures. The MIAX Exchange Group’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, New Jersey. The MIAX Exchange Group also maintains a Miami Operations Center in Miami, Florida, which contains the Miami Annual Meeting and Conference Center and the offices of MIAX Technologies and MIAX Global.

In addition to MIAX PEARL and MIAX Options, MIH is the parent holding company of Miami International Technologies, LLC (MIAX Technologies), MIAX Global, LLC (MIAX Global) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald). MIAX Technologies is MIH’s technology subsidiary for the sale and/or license of the trading technology developed by the MIAX Exchange Group. MIAX Global focuses on merger, acquisition and joint venture activities of MIH. MIAX Global also provides technology and other services outside of North America, with its initial concentration being on Europe and Latin America. MIAX Emerald is MIH’s third options exchange and is expected to launch in Q1 2019, pending SEC approval.

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