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Humanity 2.0 Launches New Global Wellness Platform to Implement Scientific Innovations in the Faith Sector

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / March 3, 2020 / Humanity 2.0, the pioneering Vatican-affiliated foundation, has launched a new life science and wellness implementation arm, Humanity 2.0 Well-Being (HWB). The platform will harness the momentum of one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, Wellness, estimated by the Global Wellness Institute to be $4.5 trillion and growing twice as fast as the world economy – with the world’s largest tangible platform, the Catholic Church. The combined integration is the first purpose-built platform of its kind in the world and will have profound impact on human health and well-being.


“HWB was developed to harness the awesome force of paradigm shifts affecting our ecology, our health, and well-being into cohesive, tangible solutions,” said Morad Fareed, CEO of HWB. “We will be implementing multiple projects throughout 2020 – both in Vatican City and at leading academic centers in the US – to demonstrate leading environmental and maternal wellness innovations, build marketplaces for their adoption and provide tangible results in people’s lives. It is a great honor to be able to work with such committed colleagues helping to redefine and improve human well-being.”

A social innovator and well-being pioneer, Fareed is a Co-Founder of Humanity 2.0 as well as the Co-Founder of Delos, the world’s leading healthy environments company. As Delos Co-Founder, Fareed helped architect Delos’ leading wellness science and solutions platforms from the company’s inception to maturity, which include the WELL Building Standard and the Well Living Lab at the Mayo Clinic, and contributed to the growth of the Wellness Real Estate™ industry from $0 in 2010 to $197B in 2020. Delos’ global footprint now spans over 500 million square feet across 4,200 projects in 58 countries.

The Humanity 2.0 project’s catalyst is Pope Francis’ 2015 Laudato Si encyclical. In his precedent-setting Papal letter, Pope Francis calls for greater concentration and commitment to the common challenges of our time, primarily centered on the environment and human ecology. Since its publication and the ensuing formation of the Dicastery of Integral Human Development in 2017, led by His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson, there has been a wellspring of initiatives to redefine business models and foster global collaborations around sustainability and well-being. In parallel, there has been an extraordinary rise in Environment Social Governance (ESG) investing, currently estimated to be $30 trillion and projected to reach as high as $50 trillion over the next 20 years. This large influx of investment capital will usher in a new era of rapid growth and implementation in the global well-being space.

“We are very proud to be taking this concrete step forward by introducing Humanity 2.0 Well-Being at this critical time – 5 years since Pope Francis’ Ladauto Si – we see many of the global forces converging to advance human flourishing – especially in the areas of the environment, maternal well-being, and shifts towards preventive health,” said Father Philip Larrey, Chair of Logic at the Pontifical Lateran University in Vatican City and Chairman of Humanity 2.0. “Our work to-date at Humanity 2.0 has been building up to this moment, and we are now ready to bring to bear all of the science and partnerships we have fostered into this new impact vehicle.”

Father David Nazar, Rector of the Papal Orientale Institute, has offered his encouragement. “Laudato Si is an important document that provides important insights as to how we should approach advancing human flourishing,” said Father Nazar. “HWB is a promising new vehicle for translating the global mission of the Catholic Church and Pope Francis’ into concrete interventions that will improve human health and well-being. I look forward to collaborating with HWB and contributing to ushering in a healthier future for humanity.”

In addition to his past work on developing healthy environment innovations, HWB’s CEO Fareed led work on maternal health innovation, which will be a key focus of the new HWB platform. Fareed is the founder and CEO of Square Roots, a maternal health and science organization founded in 2015 to develop free prenatal centers, fund scientific research, and support clinics throughout vulnerable neighborhoods within the U.S. Fareed also created the first maternal health scholarship fund at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health focused on students of Palestinian descent.

“Improving health outcomes and driving human performance is about more than just advancing ‘wellness’. It is equally about designing and declaring what a future ‘human’ civilization should be built around,” said Matthew Harvey Sanders, CEO of the Humanity 2.0 Foundation. “HWB to our global community at Humanity 2.0 is a way of re-orienting our species away from an unhealthy fixation on driving economic value to the more reasonable focus of accelerating human flourishing.”

About Humanity 2.0

Humanity 2.0 is a unique organization – perhaps unlike any in the world – created to facilitate collaborative ventures between the historically siloed public, private, and faith-based sectors. Founded in 2018 in collaboration with the Dicastery for Integral Human Development at the Holy See (Vatican) led by His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Humanity 2.0 Foundation has become a unique global force in its novel ability to identify important global initiatives, forge partnerships, and introduce scientific solutions for global impact. After two years of convenings in Vatican City with global luminaries from Ethics, Science, Health, and Technology, Humanity 2.0 Well Being was developed to focus more concretely on installing the world’s leading environmental and maternal wellness solutions throughout the Faith Sector and beyond. https://humanity2-0.org/

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SOURCE: Humanity 2.0


MIAX Exchange Group Reports February 2020 Trading Results and New Records; Recognized for Most Innovative Technology for Second Year in a Row at Fund Technology and WSL Awards; Tom Jarck Joins Exchange Group as Volatility Products Specialist

PRINCETON, New Jersey, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) today reported February 2020 trading results 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 55.4 million equity option contracts in February for a combined average daily volume (ADV) of 2,919,913 contracts, representing a total U.S. equity options market share of 10.92%, all of which were new monthly records. Additionally, the MIAX Exchange Group set new daily records for equity option contracts executed (5,199,080) and equity option market share (12.14%), while MIAX, MIAX PEARL and MIAX Emerald all set new individual exchange daily records for contracts executed (2,181,676; 2,780,300; and 257,830, respectively).

Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2020

MIH is pleased to announce that the MIAX Exchange Group won the “Most Innovative Exchange Technology” category at the Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2020. The Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2020 recognize and reward providers catering to asset managers and institutional traders that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months. This marks the second consecutive year that the MIAX Exchange Group has won this category.

“We are honored to be recognized for our exchange technology for a second year in a row, as we continuously strive for technology innovation and excellence to enable our member firms the best trading experience possible in the exchange marketplace,” said Douglas M. Schafer, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of MIH. “This award represents a great accomplishment for our MIAX technology teams, and we would like to thank the Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2020 judges for again recognizing the MIAX Exchange Group.”

Tom Jarck Joins MIAX Exchange Group as Volatility Products Specialist

MIH is further pleased to announce that industry veteran Tom Jarck has joined the MIAX Exchange Group as Volatility Products Specialist. He will be part of the MIAX Business team.

Tom previously worked on several of the largest Wall Street bank equity index volatility trading desks in director and managing director roles, including Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, and most recently at Societe Generale.

Tom’s role at the MIAX Exchange Group will be product development, marketing and education, focusing primarily on volatility products that will include options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (SPIKES; Ticker: SPIKE), listed on MIAX Options, and futures on SPIKES, which will be available on the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX), subject to regulatory approval.

Commented Shelly Brown, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development of MIH, “We are very pleased to welcome Tom to the MIAX Business team. His expertise and knowledge of the volatility universe that includes trading, technical skills, reputation, exchange mechanics and a vast network of contacts, is truly unmatched in the industry. Tom will be a valuable addition, not only to the MIAX Exchange Group, but also to MGEX and T3 Index, taking a prominent role in the growth of the SPIKES volatility product suite.”

Detailed Monthly Trading Results Are as Follows:

Trading Volume for MIAX Exchange Group,

Current Month

Year-to-Date Comparison
Equity Options Contracts Feb-20 Feb-19 % Chg. Jan-20 % Chg. Feb-20 Feb-19 % Chg.
Trading Days 19 19 21 40 40
U.S. Equity Options
508,015,456 316,391,081 60.6% 471,771,710 7.7% 979,787,166 691,614,040 41.7%
MIAX Exchange Group 55,478,341 31,548,214 75.9% 48,596,332 14.2% 104,074,673 68,852,981 51.2%
MIAX 23,177,007 13,553,136 71.0% 20,949,527 10.6% 44,126,534 29,273,024 50.7%
MIAX PEARL 28,680,070 17,995,078 59.4% 23,902,827 20.0% 52,582,897 39,579,957 32.9%
MIAX Emerald 3,621,264 3,743,978 -3.3% 7,365,242
Equity Options ADV Feb-20 Feb-19 % Chg. Jan-20 % Chg. Feb-20 Feb-19 % Chg.
U.S. Equity Options Industry 26,737,656 16,652,162 60.6% 22,465,320 19.0% 24,494,679 17,290,351 41.7%
MIAX Exchange Group 2,919,913 1,660,432 75.9% 2,314,111 26.2% 2,601,867 1,721,325 51.2%
MIAX 1,219,842 713,323 71.0% 997,597 22.3% 1,103,163 731,826 50.7%
MIAX PEARL 1,509,477 947,109 59.4% 1,138,230 32.6% 1,314,572 989,499 32.9%
MIAX Emerald 190,593 178,285 6.9% 184,131
Equity Option Market Share for MIAX Exchange Group,

Current Month

Year-to-Date Comparison
Equity Options Market
Feb-20 Feb-19 % Chg. Jan-20 % Chg. Feb-20 Feb-19 % Chg.
MIAX Exchange Group 10.92% 9.97% 9.5% 10.30% 6.0% 10.62% 9.96% 6.7%
MIAX 4.56% 4.28% 6.5% 4.44% 2.7% 4.50% 4.23% 6.4%
MIAX PEARL 5.65% 5.69% -0.7% 5.07% 11.4% 5.37% 5.72% -6.2%
MIAX Emerald 0.71% 0.79% -10.2% 0.75%

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

Corporate Communications Contact: Dominique Prunetti-Miller
(609) 897-1465

About MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL®) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald™ and together with MIAX and MIAX PEARL, the MIAX Exchange Group™), three fully electronic options trading exchanges. MIH also owns a controlling interest in the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

MIAX, MIAX PEARL and MIAX Emerald leverage the MIAX Exchange Group’s industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with traditional pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX), maker-taker pricing and price-time allocation (MIAX PEARL) market structures, and a hybrid market structure with maker-taker pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX Emerald).

MIAX Options serves as the exclusive exchange venue for cash-settled options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY).

The MIAX Exchange Group’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL.

To learn more about MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group visit www.MIAXOptions.com.

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أبسن تطلق سلسلة الليد “أيه دبليو” لوسائل الإعلام الرقمية خارج المنزل في معرض آي أس إي

شنجن، الصين، 2 آذار/مارس، 2020 / بي آر نيوزواير / — كشفت شركة أبسن العالمية الرائدة في تصنيع شاشات الليد (SZSE: 300389) النقاب عن سلسلة أيه دبليو لسوق الدعاية لوسائل الإعلام الرقمية خارج المنزل (دوه). وسلسلة أيه دبليو مناسبة للتركيبات الثابتة ويمكن استخدامها أيضا في صناديق الضوء وأعمدة الضوء الذكية لتلبية الاحتياجات المتزايدة على شاشات عرض الليد ودمج تقنيات الـ 5 جي، ما يساعد في دخول موجة جديدة من التطبيقات الذكية.

ستتوفر سلسلةأيه دبليوبحجمين: 500 مم × 500 مم (العرض × الارتفاع) و 500 مم × 750 مم (العرض × الارتفاع). وبقدرة سطوع تبلغ 5000 شمعة، ومعدل تحديث يبلغ 3،840 هرتز، وستكون متوفرة بوحدتي بكسل (2.8 مم و 3.9 مم)، توفر سلسلةأيه دبليوجودة صور رائعة وتضمن رؤية ممتازة، حتى في مسافات العرض القصيرة التي تتراوح بين 3-5 أمتار، مما يجعلها مناسبة تماما للإعلانات في الشوارع.

تستخدم سلسلةأيه دبليونظام تحكم مستشعر الضوء التلقائي الذكي للكشف عن مستويات الإضاءة المحيطة لضبط سطوع الشاشة تلقائيًا للحصول على أفضل أداء. تصنيفها المقاوم للماء IP65 / IP54  وتصميمها المقاوم للطقس يعني أن سلسلةأيه دبليويمكنها تحمل الأمطار الغزيرة والرياح القوية والبيئات الصعبة بين -20 درجة مئوية و أكثر من  50 درجة مئوية.

يمكن أن توفر شركةأبسنحلاً جاهزًا لتسهيل عملية التركيب والنقل والصيانة للشاشات. نظرًا لأنه يمكن تركيب المنتج بسهولة على أعمدة الإنارة وفي صناديق الإنارة، فهو مناسب بشكل مثالي لمواقف الحافلات وأنواع أخرى من تركيبات الشوارع. والأكثر من ذلك، نظرًا لتوفر تقنية 5 جي بسهولة أكبر، فإن من المتوقع أن يزداد الطلب على تطبيقات “المدينة الذكية” بصورة كبيرة لتسهيل عمليات المدينية وإدارة النقل.

تقدم سلسلةأيه دبليوخيارات مختلفة لتلبية مجموعة متنوعة من الأبعاد والأغراض. للتركيب الثابت، يمكن تدوير اللوحة، مما يوفر المزيد من الإمكانيات والمرونة في التركيب. كسلسلة خارجية، تدعم السلسلة التركيب بدون إطار، مما يوفر تكلفة مواد اللصق.

يمكن لسلسلة أيه دبليو القيام بوظائف مثل النشر عن بعد والتحكم في المجموعات وحماية السلامة لجعل نشر المعلومات والإعلان أكثر ملاءمة. يمكن للمستخدمين بسهولة وكفاءة إدارة المحتوى عبر الإنترنت من خلال إطلاق الفيديو والصور عبر الكمبيوتر. لضمان سلامة البيانات، يتم تشفير المحتوى أثناء النقل وقفله في الجهاز. عندما يحتاج المستخدمون إلى عرض نفس المحتوى على أعمدة الإنارة الفردية، فإن أيه دبليو تدعم إدارة العرض المتزامنة لتحقيق تأثير “الواو” الحقيقي. الرصد التلقائي يجعل الإدارة ذكية مع إرسال ردود الفعل وأي إنذار تلقائيا.


Lionel Messi, Paul Pogba And Lieke Martens Get Extraordinarily Distracted By Lay’s In New Action-Packed Football Ad


NEW YORK, March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the world’s number one snack brand, Lay’s is launching its 2020 football campaign with a star-studded, high-energy, commercial featuring three titans of the beautiful game. The focus of the campaign is to celebrate Lay’s ongoing partnership with the UEFA Champions League, which runs until 2021.

The 60 second spot sees six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, world champion Paul Pogba and UEFA Women’s Player of the Year 2017 Lieke Martens get extraordinarily distracted by the mouth-watering sound of a fan opening a bag of Lay’s, just seconds before a match is about to kick off. The moment the stadium hears the crunch of the first chip, heads swivel away from the game as fans are drawn to the delectable bag, kicking off a race to the delicious chips, while high-energy 50’s swing music begins to play.

Not to be left out of the action, the players join in, going above and beyond to get their hands on the enticing bag of chips. Pogba sprints across the field and climbs over stadium rows, Martens leaps from her pundit’s chair and out of the studio window, and Messi finally gets his hands on a chip by hanging dramatically from a stadium skycam.

Lionel Messi said: “As always, it’s a pleasure to be part of this year’s Lay’s campaign. I have partnered with Lay’s for many years and each year they surpass all expectations. The idea of hanging from a skycam to get my hands on a bag of Lay’s is certainly an original stunt.”

Lieke Martens said: “Filming the Lay’s advert was a great experience. I love Lay’s spirit of fun and joy which I see truly connect to football. I’m excited to be a part of the wider campaign as well and I really hope fans enjoy it.”

Paul Pogba commented: “I was thrilled to be involved in the Lay’s football campaign for the first time. It’s a fun, upbeat advert, and I love the music that’s playing over it. I even break out in a little dance when I’m the first to get my hands on a chip!”

In addition to the commercial, Lay’s captured some exclusive on-set moments with each football player. The behind-the-scenes videos prove that even a stray football can’t distract from a delicious bag of Lay’s.

Furthermore, Lay’s will see its iconic bags transformed with special edition UEFA Champions League designs, with each football star having their own limited-edition packaging.

Sebnem Erim, Vice President, Marketing, Global Foods, PepsiCo commented: “We know that Lay’s and football are two things that always bring people together. This year, we wanted to step up the energy and demonstrate what could happen when a bag of Lay’s brings a whole stadium together at a UEFA Champions League match. This campaign brings Lay’s qualities to the forefront and highlights just how far people, even world-class footballers, will go to get their hands on the world’s most popular snack!”

In addition to the new commercial and limited-edition bags of Lay’s bags, there will be new player themed point of sale materials, as well as social content, and OOH support for the campaign. Join the conversation online with #LaysUnited.

Notes to Editor

Glenda Soares: glenda.soares@pepsico.com

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $67 billion in net revenue in 2019, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 23 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

Guiding PepsiCo is our vision to Be the Global Leader in Convenient Foods and Beverages by Winning with Purpose. “Winning with Purpose” reflects our ambition to win sustainably in the marketplace and embed purpose into all aspects of the business.  For more information, visit www.pepsico.com

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