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Citizenship by Investment: Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis Will Discuss Options in 24 November Webinar with Times of India

LONDON, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On November 24, the Times of India, in collaboration with London-headquartered legal advisory CS Global Partners, will host a webinar on Citizenship by Investment (CBI). The concept originates from the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis, a Caribbean twin-island nation that established their CBI Programme in 1984. Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris will take part in the webinar, as will the CEO of the country’s Citizenship by Investment Unit, Mr Les Khan.

St Kitts and Nevis recently announced a significant, but temporary reduction in the amount that qualifies families for CBI. Until January 15, 2021, families of up to four can obtain citizenship by making a US$150,000 contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund. They must first pass all the due diligence checks which are considered some of the strictest in the world. In a recent webinar with Gulf News, Mr Khan explained that it is the fast and efficient processing that makes investors choose St Kitts and Nevis’ ‘Platinum Standard’ Programme now, in particular.

“We are very satisfied at this time to have the best Programme and we commit, going forward, to continue to provide a competent and reliable service,” PM Harris told Gulf News. “We commit that we will always be the most innovative Programme available, and, of course, we value the choice that we have developed over all these years with our clients, with governments far and near.”

In light of the ongoing pandemic and investor trends, the Prime Minister noted: “At this particular time of uncertainty, I believe investors are looking not just at acquiring citizenship but acquiring it in a country which is peaceful, which has strong rule of law, and which is growing or has that capacity.” PM Harris made reference to the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index, which places St Kitts and Nevis in the world’s top 25% for rule of law. “The rule of law is strong, property rights are respected, our judiciary is working and working well,” he added.

St Kitts and Nevis had an efficient response to preventing the spread of COVID-19, with only 19 confirmed cases and no deaths. The country started its economic recovery early on.

Click here to register for the webinar.

Contacts: pr@csglobalpartners.com, www.csglobalpartners.com

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CIIE welcomes more consumer goods companies

SHANGHAI, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — For foreign consumer goods companies eyeing the Chinese market, the best way to do so is to sign up for the Consumer Goods Exhibition Area of the China International Import Expo. The expo provides a golden opportunity for its exhibitors, of which many are Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders, where they can meet hundreds of thousands of buyers and ink deals.

In the past three years, the CIIE has delivered numerous success stories for businesses and there are more to come.

At CIIE, businesses can showcase their Asian and global product debuts. The third edition unveiled 411 new products, technologies and services, 73 of which made their global debut. Tentative deals worth $72.62 billion for one-year purchases of goods and services were agreed to at the event.

Among the six exhibition sections of last year’s CIIE, the Consumer Goods Exhibition Area was described as the most beautiful and the most popular, according to the “Report on the Media Coverage and Influence of the Third China International Import Expo” released in January 2021.

The biggest names in the global consumer goods industry, such as the Swiss luxury brand Richemont, New York-based luxury house Tapestry, world-renowned jewelry and accessories brand Swarovski, and Italy’s fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana attended the CIIE last year.

Over the past three editions, catering to the increasing demand from global businesses, the scale of the exhibition area has continued to grow, from 30,000 square meters in 2018 to 90,000 square meters in 2020.

Many companies report seeing solid results through attending this global trade fair. It was through the expo that third-time exhibitor L’Oréal introduced its new brand, which was ranked No 1 in the international popular makeup category during the 2020 Tmall 618 Mid-year Shopping Festival.

The Consumer Goods Exhibition Area of the fourth CIIE is expected to span 90,000 square meters. Themed “Create a Better and Healthy Life Together”, the area will be divided into five sections – Intelligent Life and Household Appliances, Sporting Goods and Events, Beauty and Cosmetics, Household Articles and Decoration Design, and Fashion Trends and Works of Art.

Following the three objectives of offering new lifestyle products, introducing smart technology, and exhibiting the latest fashion items, the area aims to gather brands from across the world to launch new products and create global fashion trends.

Register now at

https://www.ciie.org/ciie/f/book/register?locale=en 

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Tel.: 0086-21-67008870/67008988

 

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The Swiss watch manufacturer Hublot, Official Timekeeper of the Premier League, announces a limited-edition version of the Big Bang e connected watch

NYON, Switzerland, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hublot, is proud to introduce the Big Bang e Premier League, a new evolution of its connected Big Bang with a dedicated application, new dial and new strap, in purple, the iconic color of the Premier League.

Hublot Big Bang e Premiere League

“As a Hublot ambassador for many years, I can say that I am extremely proud to wear this magnificent watch that will bring fans of our league closer to the game. I’m even more proud to see Hublot and the Premier League come together – the best watchmaker in the world and the best league in the world. It’s a special match.”

— José Mourinho

HEAD COACH, TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

“I’m a big fan of anything that makes football more immediate and more exciting, and of technology that brings the game to life. The Big Bang e Premier League is a sensational development from Hublot and a real game-changer for Premier League fans all over the world. Well done, Hublot.” 

Alan Shearer

PREMIER LEAGUE’S ALL-TIME TOP SCORER

The 200-piece limited-edition watch has a lightweight case in satin-finished and polished titanium. It’s based on the Hublot Big Bang e connected watch launched last year, with a number of additional features tailored to the Premier League fan experience.

The strap, which is available in the Premier League’s signature purple, can be quickly changed by the owner thanks to Hublot’s ingenious One Click strap-change system. Every strap comes with a microblasted black ceramic buckle. For example, owners will be able to change the look of the watch easily by choosing rubber strap colours and dial configurations.

The watch is powered by Wear OS by Google™ and comes with the exclusive Hublot Loves Football Premier League app, which will later also be available to existing Hublot Big Bang Connected e owners via hublot.com or the Google Play app store.

This provides users with animated notifications to alert them to Premier League match kick-off times (15 minutes before the game starts), goals, penalties, substitutions, yellow and red cards, and time added on. The dial can be set to display the time using digital or analogue displays and, when a match starts, the watch automatically switches to “Match Mode”.

The app will also show team line-ups and VAR decisions. When it signals a match is over, it will begin a countdown to the next fixture. If there are two games taking place at the same time, users will be able to switch between them with a simple screen tap.

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ARMMAN scales its AI efforts to improve maternal and child health in India, with support from Google.org

A US$530,00 grant, and collaboration with Google Research, will support ARMMAN’s goal of reaching 300,000 women and children in 2021 through mMitra

MUMBAI, India, Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ARMMAN, an India-based nonprofit, is leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance adherence in maternal and child health programs. Initiated in 2020, the project with Google Research India and IIT Madras uses AI to predict the risk of women dropping out of healthcare programs such as mMitra. Along with scientific collaboration, the project was supported with funding from Google Research and Google.org. 

India accounts for 11% of global maternal mortality, and a woman in India dies in childbirth every fifteen minutes. However, almost 90 percent of maternal deaths are avoidable if women receive timely intervention. Access to timely, accurate health information is a significant challenge among women in rural areas and urban slums. 

To address this issue, ARMMAN launched the mMitra program in 2013. mMitra is a free service sending voice calls with critical preventive care information directly to the mobile phones of women, covering the period from pregnancy till the child turns one. With Google’s support, a project was launched to increase adherence to mMitra, with an overall goal of improving maternal and child health outcomes. Researchers from Google Research and IIT Madras have been working with ARMMAN to design an AI technology solution that could provide an indication of women who were at the risk of dropping out from mMitra. The early targeted identification helps ARMMAN to personalise interventions for an improved engagement with mMitra. Test results indicate a reduction in the risk of drop-offs by up to 32% for women at high risk of dropping out. So far, mMitra has reached over 2.3 million women in India and is 1 of only 5 scaled mobile-based maternal messaging programs in the world.

“We are very happy to execute this project across our mMitra program, supported by Google. We see an immense potential to replicate these learnings from AI across other technology enabled at-scale programs implemented by ARMMAN,” shared Ramesh Padmanabhan, ARMMAN’s CEO. 

Milind Tambe, Director – AI for Social Good at Google Research India, added, “ARMMAN has made tremendous strides on the project with IIT Madras and Google to apply AI to help improve preventive care for mothers and children. Together with Google.org, we’re excited to continue to support them as they continue to scale their work to even greater impact.”

Google Research and ARMMAN are currently working towards scaling this to 300,000+ mothers and children in mMitra, with a goal of eventually reaching 1 million mothers and children. 

For further details please contact

Kruti Dalal / Swati Saxena

Phone: 9930434155 / 9978990269

Email: kruti@armman.org / swati@armman.org

About ARMMAN

ARMMAN leverages technology to create cost-effective, highly scalable solutions to improve the health and well-being of under-served mothers and children in India.  In partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), ARMMAN is currently implementing the largest mobile-based maternal messaging program (Kilkari) and the largest mobile-based training program for frontline health workers  (Mobile Academy). The largest programs of their kind across the world, Kilkari has reached 21 million women and children while Mobile Academy has trained 166,000 frontline health workers in 13 states of India.

About Google Research India

Google Research India is an AI Lab in Bangalore established in 2020. Along with advancing fundamental research in computer science and AI, it seeks to apply AI to tackle big problems in fields like healthcare, agriculture, and education while also using it to make apps and services used by billions of people more helpful.

About Google.org

Google.org, Google’s philanthropy, supports nonprofits that address humanitarian issues and apply scalable, data-driven innovation to solving the world’s biggest challenges. We accelerate their progress by connecting them with a unique blend of support that includes funding, products, and technical expertise from Google volunteers. We engage with these believers-turned-doers who make a significant impact on the communities they represent, and whose work has the potential to produce meaningful change. We want a world that works for everyone-and we believe technology and innovation can move the needle in four key areas: education, economic opportunity, inclusion and crisis response.

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