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MDC Visual Case Study Reveals that by 2027 There will be 100 million VR and AR Gamers

More than Half the Gaming Population is Drawn to First-Person Shooters as the Top Gaming Genre in 2023

Mapping the Worlds Most Popular Video-Games
Top Video Game Trends and Favourites 2023

LONDON, Nov. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A landmark visual case study released by MDC (Minimum Deposit Casinos) has revealed that the global gaming industry is booming, with millions of people around the world plunging into the virtual realm to enjoy their all-time favourite games. In 2023, there were 98 million people using virtual reality (VR) and 23 million using augmented reality (AR). By 2027, both AR and VR are expected to surpass 100 million users worldwide.

iGaming resource portal MDC in collaboration with NowSourcing, a renowned design agency, did the research and created an immersive visual case study, mapping out the most favoured video games in the United States and across the globe as of 2023.

Key Findings:

  • The most popular video game genres are first-person shooters, action adventures, simulations, multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs), and sports games.
  • Video game preferences vary by country, e.g., France loves Pokémon Legends: Arceus, China prefers Honor of Kings.
  • Emerging trends in the gaming industry include AR and VR gaming, fitness gaming, and casino gaming.

The gaming industry has reached a golden age – where futuristic cutting-edge technology emulates a universe unlike any other. These are realistic, pioneering, and super engaging games, unlike anything seen before. But what types of games are trending and what are the most popular among players?

The MDC case study infographic found, that first-person shooters (FPS) are the most popular video game genre, followed by action adventures, simulations, MOBAs, and sports games. At least 66%, aged 16 to 24, are engaging in FPS games.

The most popular video games in 2023 also vary from country to country.

France enjoys Pokémon Legends: Arceus, China prefers Honor of Kings, and other countries have their favourites, like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Germany), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (United Kingdom), Madden NFL (United States), Pikmin 4 (Japan), God of War Ragnarök (Russia), Remnant II (Canada), and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Australia).

The gaming industry is also constantly evolving, with new trends emerging all the time. Some of the most leading trends include AR and VR, fitness, and casino gaming.

AR and VR Gaming

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) games have taken the world by storm. AR games overlay digital information onto the real world, while VR games transport players to completely immersive virtual worlds.

In 2023, there were 98 million people using VR and 23 million using AR. By 2027, both AR and VR are expected to surpass 100 million users worldwide.

Some of the most played AR and VR games on Steam include War Thunder, Phasmophobia, and VR Chat.

The VR fitness market is also expected to grow 40% between 2023 and 2029.

Casino Gaming

Online casino entertainment is just as sought after around the world. In 2023, there were 4,792 online gaming businesses located globally – a 29.25% growth rate since 2018. Some of the top casino games include Coin Master, Bingo Blitz, and Jackpot Party Casino Slots.

With so many different types of games and platforms to choose from, the global gaming industry has never looked brighter.

Learn more about the trendiest games around the world on MDC: https://www.minimumdepositcasinos.org/2023/10/19/the-worlds-most-popular-video-games/

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MDC (minimumdepositcasinos.org) is your ultimate resource portal for accurate and up-to-date information on the best online casinos and games worldwide. Led by a team of online casino experts, MDC is committed to providing valuable insights and promoting responsible online gaming practices for users globally.

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Fortrea Conclui Expansão das Soluções de Farmacologia Clínica Seguindo Investimentos Direcionados às suas Quatro Unidades de Pesquisa Clínica nos EUA e Reino Unido

A produção de cGMP adiciona velocidade e agilidade nos locais das farmácias, aumenta a capacidade, aprimora capacidades terapêuticas flexíveis e melhora a experiência dos voluntários do estudo

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Fortrea (Nasdaq: FTRE) (a “Empresa”), uma organização líder global de pesquisa por contrato (CRO), anunciou hoje que concluiu um trabalho de vários anos de expansão das suas soluções e capacidade de farmacologia clínica, que agora estão totalmente disponíveis para os clientes. A expansão inclui uma instalação de última geração de 100.000 pés quadrados em Leeds, Reino Unido, bem como aproximadamente 20.000 pés quadrados de espaço novo ou renovado, aumento da capacidade e recursos das suas unidades de pesquisa clínica (CRUs) em Dallas, Texas; Daytona, Flórida; e Madison, Wisconsin.

“A crescente complexidade dos estudos de farmacologia clínica exige infraestrutura, experiência e conhecimento adequados para proteger a segurança dos participantes do estudo e a integridade dos dados criticamente importantes”, disse Oren Cohen, M.D., presidente de Farmacologia Clínica e diretor médico da Fortrea. “Nossa plataforma de serviços integrados inclui a melhor infraestrutura da categoria e profissionais experientes totalmente dedicados à farmacologia clínica, incluindo médicos, enfermeiros, cientistas clínicos, CRAS e farmacocinéticos. Os investimentos que fizemos foram focados nas necessidades que os clientes têm de recursos e capacidade para avaliar com precisão os primeiros candidatos ao pipeline e acelerar aqueles com promessa de desenvolvimento em fase posterior e, finalmente, para os pacientes que precisam deles.”

As melhorias nas instalações após a expansão concluída incluem o novo CRU da Fortrea em Leeds, bem como salas construídas especificamente em Madison e Daytona, projetadas para flexibilidade na execução de estudos clínicos complexos na fase inicial. Melhorias nos espaços recreativos, de vida e de “trabalho em casa” nas CRUs foram construídas na Fortrea para aprimorar a experiência dos voluntários que participam de pesquisas nos locais.

A expansão das instalações de serviços de farmácia de desenvolvimento clínico inicial da Fortrea inclui novas farmácias cGMP de última geração nas CRUs de Leeds e Daytona. Todas as CRUs da Fortrea agora terão farmácias cGMP. Isso permite a fabricação no local de medicamentos estéreis e não estéreis. O design das suas instalações compatíveis com GMP proporciona o manuseio e a entrega segura de medicamentos de qualidade GMP que atendam as demandas exclusivas dos estudos de farmacologia clínica, com foco na eficiência e flexibilidade com o nível de controles esperado pelas autoridades reguladoras e patrocinadores.

Os aprimoramentos na ciência e na tecnologia incluem a adição de programas habilitados para inteligência artificial que otimizam a utilização do espaço do leito e o agendamento clínico, e a aplicação de modos de falha e análise de efeitos para reduzir o risco de execução do estudo antes do início do estudo. Após investimentos em sistemas de coleta de dados, todos os dados do estudo de farmacologia clínica coletados nas CRUs da Fortrea são inseridos diretamente em um sistema digital de captura de dados à beira do leito, que também pode ser usado como uma solução eficiente de captura eletrônica de dados.

“Acredito que as primeiras soluções de desenvolvimento clínico da Fortrea venham a estabelecer um novo padrão do que a indústria de pesquisa deve esperar dos seus parceiros”, disse o Dr. Cohen. “Estou muito orgulhoso desta equipe e sei que eles também se beneficiarão das mudanças que fizemos. Assim como eles se inspiram na nossa missão de acelerar a oferta de tratamentos que mudam a vida dos pacientes, também me inspiro da dedicação diária deles, à medida que oferecemos soluções para nossos clientes.”

Sobre a Fortrea

A Fortrea (Nasdaq: FTRE) é fornecedora líder global de soluções para o desenvolvimento clínico e acesso ao paciente para a indústria de ciências da vida. Fazemos parcerias com grandes e emergentes empresas biofarmacêuticas, de dispositivos médicos e de diagnóstico para impulsionar a inovação na saúde que acelera terapias que mudam a vida dos pacientes que precisam delas. A Fortrea fornece gerenciamento de testes clínicos de fase I-IV, farmacologia clínica, soluções de testes com tecnologia diferenciada e serviços pós-aprovação.

As soluções da Fortrea utilizam suas três décadas de experiência abrangendo mais de 20 áreas terapêuticas, sua dedicação ao rigor científico, insights excepcionais e uma forte rede de pesquisadores. Nossa equipe talentosa e diversificada de mais de 19.000 pessoas que trabalham em mais de 90 países é dimensionada para fornecer soluções focadas e ágeis para clientes de todo o mundo.

Saiba mais sobre como a Fortrea está se tornando uma força transformadora de pipeline para paciente na Fortrea.com e siga-nos no LinkedIn e X (antigo Twitter) @Fortrea.

Advertência a Respeito de Declarações de Previsão

Algumas das declarações neste comunicado de imprensa, particularmente aquelas relacionadas aos benefícios financeiros e outros benefícios previstos, incluindo, mas não se limitando a, se os investimentos em unidades de pesquisa clínica nos EUA e no Reino Unido irão aumentar a capacidade, aprimorar as capacidades terapêuticas, aumentar a experiência dos voluntários do estudo, acelerar o desenvolvimento de testes de fase posterior e aprimorar a integridade dos dados, e se a adição de programas habilitados para inteligência artificial irá otimizar a utilização do espaço do leito e o agendamento clínico, são declarações de previsão na acepção da Lei de Reforma de Litígios de Títulos Privados dos EUA de 1995. Essas declarações de previsão envolvem riscos e incertezas, muitos dos quais estão fora do controle da Empresa. Os resultados reais podem ser substancialmente diferentes das expectativas expressas ou implícitas nas declarações de previsão se uma ou mais das suposições ou expectativas subjacentes forem imprecisas ou não forem realizadas. Importantes fatores que podem fazer com que nossos resultados reais sejam substancialmente diferentes de tais expectativas são detalhados na declaração de registro da Fortrea no Formulário 10 protocolado inicialmente no SEC no dia 15 de maio de 2023 (emendado e posteriormente suplementado), relatório trimestral da Fortrea no Formulário 10-Q protocolado no SEC no dia 14 de agosto de 2023, e em outros documentos da Fortrea protocolados no SEC. As declarações de previsão tomam por base convicções e suposições atuais da gerência e estão sujeitas a riscos, incertezas e mudanças nas circunstâncias. A Fortrea não é responsável pela atualização de tais declarações, e tais declarações são válidas somente até a presente data.

Contatos da Fortrea:

Fortrea para Mídia: Zaranek – 919-943-5422, media@fortrea.com
Fortrea para a Mídia: Dillon – 646-818-9115, kdillon@prosek.com
Fortrea para Investidores: Hima Inguva – 877-495-0816, hima.inguva@fortrea.com

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Fortrea achève l’agrandissement de ses solutions de pharmacologie clinique à la suite d’investissements ciblés au sein de ses quatre unités de recherche clinique aux États-Unis et au Royaume-Uni

Amélioration de la vitesse et de la flexibilité de production de produits répondant aux cGMP dans les pharmacies des centres, accroissement de la capacité, amélioration des aptitudes thérapeutiques flexibles et amélioration de l’expérience des volontaires participant aux études

DURHAM, Caroline du Nord, 03 nov. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fortrea (Nasdaq : FTRE) (la « Société »), une société de recherche sous contrat (contract research organization, CRO) internationale de premier plan, a annoncé ce jour avoir achevé un effort de plusieurs années visant à agrandir ses solutions et sa capacité en matière de pharmacologie clinique, désormais entièrement disponibles pour ses clients. L’agrandissement inclut un complexe ultramoderne de près de 9 300 mètres carrés (100 000 pieds carrés) à Leeds, au Royaume-Uni, ainsi qu’environ 1 860 mètres carrés (20 000 pieds carrés) d’espace, nouveau ou rénové. Cela permet d’améliorer la capacité et les aptitudes des unités de recherche clinique (URC) à Dallas, au Texas, à Daytona, en Floride, et à Madison, dans le Wisconsin.

« La complexité croissante des études de pharmacologie clinique exige des infrastructures, une expérience et une expertise adaptées afin de garantir la sécurité des participants aux études et l’intégrité des données d’importance majeure », déclare le docteur Oren Cohen, président de la pharmacologie clinique et médecin-chef chez Fortrea. « Notre plate-forme de services intégrée comprend la meilleure infrastructure de sa catégorie et des professionnels expérimentés qui se consacrent exclusivement à la pharmacologie clinique, y compris des médecins, des infirmiers, des scientifiques cliniques, des ARC et des spécialistes de la pharmacocinétique. Les investissements que nous avons réalisés ciblent des aptitudes et la capacité nécessaires aux clients afin d’évaluer avec précision les premiers candidats dans le pipeline et d’accélérer la cadence pour ceux dont le développement en phase ultérieure est le plus prometteur, et qui pourront, au final, bénéficier aux patients qui en ont besoin. »

Les améliorations réalisées dans les installations suite à l’agrandissement incluent la nouvelle URC Fortrea à Leeds ainsi que des salles à Madison et à Daytona spécialement conçues pour plus de flexibilité dans l’exécution d’études cliniques de phase précoce complexes. Les améliorations réalisées dans les espaces de loisirs, de vie et de « télétravail » au sein des URC Fortrea ont été construites pour améliorer l’expérience des volontaires participant à des recherches dans les centres.

L’agrandissement des installations de services pharmaceutiques de développement clinique précoce de Fortrea comprend de nouvelles pharmacies de pointe conformes aux cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices, ou bonnes pratiques de fabrication actuelles) au sein des URC de Leeds et de Daytona. Toutes les URC Fortrea disposeront désormais de pharmacies cGMP. Cela permet la fabrication sur site de produits médicamenteux stériles et non stériles. La conception d’installations conformes aux GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices, ou bonnes pratiques de fabrication) permet de manipuler et de délivrer des produits pharmaceutiques de qualité conforme aux GMP en toute sécurité. Cela permet ainsi de répondre aux exigences uniques des études de pharmacologie clinique tout en mettant l’accent sur l’efficacité et la flexibilité, ainsi que le niveau de contrôle attendu par les autorités réglementaires et les commanditaires.

Les améliorations scientifiques et technologiques incluent l’ajout de programmes basés sur l’intelligence artificielle afin d’optimiser l’utilisation de l’espace des lits et la planification clinique, ainsi que l’application de l’analyse des modes de défaillance et de leurs effets pour réduire les risques liés à l’exécution d’une étude avant le début de celle-ci. À la suite des investissements dans les systèmes de recueil des données, toutes les données des études de pharmacologie clinique recueillies au sein des URC Fortrea sont saisies directement dans un système de capture de données numériques au chevet du patient, qui peut également faire office de solution efficace pour la capture des données électroniques.

« Je pense que les solutions de développement clinique précoce de Fortrea établissent une nouvelle norme quant à ce que le secteur de la recherche doit attendre de ses partenaires », déclare le Dr Cohen. « Je suis très fier des membres de cette équipe, et je sais que les changements que nous avons apportés vont aussi leur bénéficier. Notre mission visant à mettre au point plus rapidement des traitements révolutionnaires pour les patients les inspire, et en retour, leur dévouement quotidien pour offrir des solutions à nos clients m’inspire également. »

À propos de Fortrea

Fortrea (Nasdaq : FTRE) est l’un des principaux fournisseurs mondiaux de solutions de développement clinique et d’accès aux soins pour les patients dans le secteur des sciences de la vie. Nous collaborons avec des sociétés de renom et émergentes, spécialisées dans le domaine biopharmaceutique, des dispositifs médicaux et du diagnostic afin de stimuler l’innovation en matière de soins de santé pour accélérer la mise au point de traitements révolutionnaires pour les patients qui en ont besoin. Fortrea propose des solutions pour la gestion d’essais cliniques de phase I à IV, pour la pharmacologie clinique, pour les essais différenciés axés sur la technologie ainsi que des services après approbation.

Les solutions de Fortrea s’appuient sur trois décennies d’expérience couvrant plus de 20 domaines thérapeutiques, une passion pour la rigueur scientifique, des connaissances exceptionnelles et un réseau solide de centres de recherche. Notre équipe talentueuse et diversifiée de plus de 19 000 personnes travaillant dans plus de 90 pays est dimensionnée pour fournir des solutions ciblées et flexibles à nos clients, partout dans le monde.

Obtenez plus d’informations sur la manière dont Fortrea influence le changement, du pipeline au patient, sur Fortrea.com et suivez-nous sur LinkedIn et X (anciennement Twitter) @Fortrea.

Mise en garde concernant les déclarations prospectives

Certaines des déclarations contenues dans ce communiqué de presse, en particulier celles relatives aux avantages financiers et autres attendus, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, le fait que les investissements dans les unités de recherche clinique aux États-Unis et au Royaume-Uni augmenteront la capacité, amélioreront les aptitudes thérapeutiques, amélioreront l’expérience des volontaires qui souhaitent participer aux études, accéléreront le développement d’essais de phase ultérieure et amélioreront l’intégrité des données et le fait que l’ajout de programmes basés sur l’intelligence artificielle optimisera l’utilisation de l’espace des lits et la planification clinique, sont des déclarations prospectives au sens de l’U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act de 1995. Ces déclarations prospectives impliquent des risques et des incertitudes, dont beaucoup échappent au contrôle de la Société. Les résultats réels pourraient différer sensiblement des attentes exprimées ou sous-entendues dans les déclarations prospectives si une ou plusieurs hypothèses ou attentes sous-jacentes s’avèrent inexactes ou ne se réalisent pas. Les facteurs importants qui pourraient faire en sorte que les résultats réels diffèrent sensiblement de ces attentes sont et seront détaillés dans la déclaration d’enregistrement de Fortrea sous le formulaire 10 initialement déposé auprès de la SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission, ou l’organisme fédéral américain de réglementation et de contrôle des marchés financiers) le 15 mai 2023 (dans sa version modifiée et complétée), le rapport trimestriel de Fortrea sous le formulaire 10-Q déposé auprès de la SEC le 14 août 2023, ainsi que dans les autres documents déposés par Fortrea auprès de la SEC. Ces déclarations prospectives se basent sur les attentes actuelles de la direction et sont soumises à certains risques, incertitudes et changements de circonstances. Fortrea n’assume aucune responsabilité en ce qui concerne la mise à jour de ces déclarations, et ces déclarations ne sont valables qu’à la date d’émission de ce communiqué de presse.

Coordonnées de Fortrea :

Relations médias auprès de Fortrea : Sue Zaranek – 919-943-5422, media@fortrea.com
Relations médias auprès de Fortrea : Kate Dillon – 646-818-9115, kdillon@prosek.com
Relations investisseurs auprès de Fortrea : Hima Inguva – 877-495-0816, hima.inguva@fortrea.com

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eXp Realty dévoile un partenariat innovant avec HomeHunter portant sur la modernisation de la recherche de biens immobiliers à l’international

BELLINGHAM, Washington, 02 nov. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — La société de courtage immobilier eXp Realty®, « the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™ » et la filiale principale d’eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq : EXPI), ont annoncé aujourd’hui la conclusion d’un nouveau partenariat avec Home Hunter, une application web innovante conçue pour améliorer le processus de recherche de logements pour les consommateurs d’Europe, du Moyen-Orient, d’Afrique du Sud, d’Inde, d’Australie et de Nouvelle-Zélande.

Alimenté par WikiRealty, Home Hunter va plus loin que les outils de recherche traditionnels en fournissant une plateforme personnalisée, complète et centralisée pour trouver facilement des biens immobiliers dans le monde entier. Elle optimise la recherche de logements en collectant des données provenant de nombreuses plateformes internationales, au lieu de se limiter à des requêtes individuelles. La plateforme possède également une fonction intuitive d’ajout en favori qui permet d’enregistrer en un seul clic les biens immobiliers préférés de l’utilisateur dans différentes régions géographiques et sur plusieurs plateformes, sans compter qu’elle fournit également une liste de suggestions d’annonces immobilières soigneuses sélectionnées en fonction de son historique de recherche.

« Home Hunter est bien placé pour devenir une source essentielle de données d’annonces immobilières dans le monde entier, avec des opportunités sans précédent, déclare Glenn Sanford, fondateur et PDG d’eXp Realty. Nous sommes extrêmement fiers d’être la première société de courtage à offrir à nos agents l’accès à cet outil afin d’améliorer l’expérience de recherche de biens immobiliers pour leurs clients. C’est un bel exemple de notre engagement en faveur de l’amélioration de la proposition de valeur de nos agents à l’échelle internationale. En simplifiant le processus d’achat de biens immobiliers pour les consommateurs, cet outil permet aux agents d’eXp Realty de consacrer une plus grande part de leur temps à des opportunités génératrices de chiffre d’affaires. »

À propos d’eXp World Holdings, Inc.

eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq : EXPI) est la société holding des entreprises eXp Realty®, Virbela® et SUCCESS® Enterprises.

Plus grande société immobilière indépendante au monde, eXp Realty recense plus de 89 000 agents aux États-Unis, au Canada, au Royaume-Uni, en Australie, en Afrique du Sud, en Inde, au Mexique, au Portugal, en France, à Porto Rico, au Brésil, en Italie, à Hong Kong, en Colombie, en Espagne, en Israël, au Panama, en Allemagne, en République dominicaine, en Grèce, en Nouvelle-Zélande, au Chili, en Pologne et à Dubaï, et continue de se développer à l’échelle internationale. Cotée en Bourse, la société eXp World Holdings offre aux professionnels de l’immobilier l’opportunité unique de se voir attribuer des actions pour récompenser les objectifs de production et leurs contributions à la croissance globale de l’entreprise. eXp World Holdings et ses entités proposent une gamme complète de solutions technologiques de courtage et d’immobilier, notamment un modèle innovant de courtage résidentiel et commercial, des services aux entreprises, des outils de collaboration et du développement personnel. La société de courtage basée sur le cloud est alimentée par Virbela, une plateforme 3D immersive profondément sociale et collaborative qui permet aux agents d’être plus connectés et plus productifs. Ancrée dans le paysage grâce à la notoriété du magazine SUCCESS® et de ses activités média connexes, la marque et publication SUCCESS® Enterprises, créée en 1897, se place en chef de file du développement personnel et professionnel.

Pour plus d’informations, consultez https://expworldholdings.com.

Déclaration de non-responsabilité

Les déclarations contenues dans le présent document peuvent inclure des déclarations concernant des attentes futures et d’autres énoncés prospectifs qui se fondent sur les opinions et les hypothèses actuelles de la direction et impliquent des risques et incertitudes identifiés et non identifiés, susceptibles d’entraîner une divergence significative des résultats, de la performance ou encore des événements réels par rapport à ceux qui sont exprimés ou sous-entendus dans les déclarations en question. Des exemples de ces énoncés prospectifs incluent, sans s’y limiter, la disponibilité de programmes d’incitation sur les marchés internationaux et la valeur future de programmes d’incitation financière. Ces énoncés prospectifs ne sont valides qu’à la date du présent document, et la société n’est pas tenue de les réviser ou de les mettre à jour. De telles déclarations ne constituent pas des garanties de la performance future. Parmi les facteurs importants susceptibles d’entraîner une divergence significative et négative entre les résultats effectifs et ceux exprimés dans les énoncés prospectifs, citons notamment l’évolution des conditions commerciales ou d’autres conditions de marché, la difficulté de maintenir la croissance des dépenses à des niveaux modérés tout en augmentant les revenus, ainsi que d’autres risques détaillés en tant que de besoin dans les documents déposés par la société auprès de la Securities and Exchange Commission, y compris, mais sans s’y limiter, le dernier rapport trimestriel et annuel soumis respectivement sur formulaire 10-Q s et le sur formulaire 10-K.

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eXp World Holdings, Inc.
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Contact relations investisseurs :

Denise Garcia
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eXp Realty Anuncia Parceria Inovadora com a HomeHunter para Simplificar a Pesquisa Internacional de Imóveis

BELLINGHAM, Wash., Nov. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A eXp Realty®, “the most agent-centric real estate brokerage on the planet™” e a principal subsidiária da eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI), anunciou hoje uma nova parceria com a HomeHunter, um aplicativo de web inovador projetado para melhorar o processo de pesquisa de casas para consumidores em toda a Europa, Oriente Médio, África do Sul, Índia, Austrália e Nova Zelândia.

O HomeHunter foi desenvolvido pela WikiRealty para ser mais do que uma ferramenta de pesquisa tradicional, pois fornece uma plataforma personalizada, abrangente e centralizada para uma fácil pesquisa de casas em todo o mundo. Ele vai além dos limites das pesquisas individuais, agilizando a busca de uma casa, reunindo dados de inúmeras plataformas internacionais. Ele também possui uma função de marcação intuitiva que permite que os usuários salvem suas propriedades favoritas de diferentes regiões e plataformas com apenas um clique, e fornece uma lista selecionada de sugestões de propriedades com base no histórico de pesquisa do usuário.

“HomeHunter passará a ser a principal fonte de dados de listas em todo o mundo com oportunidades sem precedentes”, disse Glenn Sanford, fundador e CEO da eXp Realty. “Estamos imensamente orgulhosos de ser a primeira corretora a oferecer aos nossos agentes acesso a essa ferramenta para aprimoramento da experiência de pesquisa de casas para seus clientes. Isso é mais um exemplo do nosso compromisso de aprimorar a proposta de valor de nossos agentes em uma escala internacional. Essa ferramenta simplifica o processo de compra de casas para os consumidores, capacitando os agentes da eXp Realty a alocar mais tempo para oportunidades de geração de receita.”

Sobre a eXp World Holdings, Inc.

A eXp World Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPI) é a holding da eXp Realty®, Virbela® e SUCCESS® Enterprises.

A eXp Realty é a maior empresa imobiliária independente do mundo, com mais de 89.000 agentes nos Estados Unidos, Canadá, Reino Unido, Austrália, África do Sul, Índia, México, Portugal, França, Porto Rico, Brasil, Itália, Hong Kong, Colômbia, Espanha, Israel, Panamá, Alemanha, República Dominicana, Grécia, Nova Zelândia, Chile, Polônia e Dubai além de continuar a crescer em todo o mundo. Como uma empresa de capital aberto, a eXp World Holdings oferece aos profissionais do setor imobiliário a oportunidade única de ganhar prêmios de capital por metas de produção e contribuições para o crescimento geral da empresa. A eXp World Holdings e suas empresas oferecem um conjunto completo de soluções tecnológicas de corretagem e imobiliária, incluindo seu inovador modelo de corretagem residencial e comercial, serviços profissionais, ferramentas colaborativas e desenvolvimento pessoal. A corretora na nuvem tem por base a Virbela, uma plataforma 3D imersiva profundamente social e colaborativa, que permite que os agentes sejam mais conectados e produtivos. A SUCCESS® Enterprises, ancorada pela revista SUCCESS® e seus ativos de mídia, foi fundada em 1897 e é uma marca e publicação líder em desenvolvimento pessoal e profissional.

Para mais informação, visite https://expworldholdings.com

Declaração de Previsão

As declarações de previsão contidas neste documento, podem incluir expectativas futuras ou outras declarações de previsão que têm por base a atual opinião e suposições da administração que envolvem riscos e incertezas conhecidos e desconhecidos que podem fazer com que os resultados reais sejam substancialmente diferentes dos resultados previstos. Exemplos de tais declarações de previsão incluem, mas não estão limitadas a, disponibilidade de programas de incentivo nos mercados internacionais e o valor futuro dos programas de incentivo financeiro. As declarações de previsão são válidas apenas a partir da presente data, e a empresa não tem nenhuma obrigação de atualizar ou revisar tais declarações. Tais declarações não são garantias de desempenho futuro. Fatores importantes que podem fazer com que os resultados reais sejam material e adversamente diferentes dos expressos nas declarações de previsão incluem, mudanças nos negócios ou outras condições de mercado; dificuldade de manter o crescimento das despesas em níveis modestos e, ao mesmo tempo, de aumentar a receita; e outros riscos detalhados ocasionalmente nos registros da Comissão de Valores Mobiliários da empresa, incluindo, mas não se limitando ao Relatório Trimestral protocolado mais recentemente no Formulário 10-Q e no Relatório Anual no Formulário 10-K.

Contato de Relações com a Mídia:

eXp World Holdings, Inc.
mediarelations@expworldholdings.com

Contato de Relações com Investidores:

Denise Garcia
investors@expworldholdings.com

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Food insecurity, structural challenge in Africa, ECA says

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says food insecurity is a structural challenge in Africa, affecting 20 per cent of the continent’s population compared to the global rate of 9.8 per cent.

The Director of the ECA office for West Africa, Ngone Diop, said this in a statement at an expert group meeting of ECA Offices for North and West Africa in Accra.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting took place within the context of the second joint Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) for North and West Africa.

According to Diop, to tackle this, three imperatives are evident, increasing agricultural and cereal productivity, mobilising more domestic resources, and expediting implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

“These serves as our cornerstone for poverty reduction and the acceleration of structural transformation,” she said.

She said in spite of its limited contribution to global warming, Africa was significantly affected by this phenomenon.

She said currently, 17 out of the 20 countries most threatened by climate change were located in Africa.

The director further said that climate change had already impacted about two to nine per cent of national budgets across the continent.

“According to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), North Africa and West Africa are particularly vulnerable with 1.5°C to 3°C expected temperature increases.

“This poses significant threat to the populations’ health, productivity and food security.

“In response to this situation, African countries have to redirect a growing portion of their public finances towards mitigation efforts and the protection of their populations.

“Thereby, depriving themselves of resources needed to finance development, safeguard development gains and implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” she said.

Diop said these constraints underscore Africa’s crucial need to develop innovative growth models capable of preserving and enhancing the well-being of their populations while adapting to climate change and contributing to its slow down.

She said these models should include appropriate land and water management within the framework of sustainable agriculture.

The director said it should include the use of renewable energy to meet national energy needs in a variety of sectors including transportation, industries, heating, and cooling, etc.

She further sais that the establishment of financing models that could address such needs should also be taken into cognisance.

Also speaking, the Director of the ECA office for North Africa, Zuzana Schwidrowski, said estimate showed that water scarcity could affect up to 71 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 61 per cent of the population in North Africa.

“This is compared to 22 per cent and 36 per cent for the rest of the world. ”However, alternatives remain that by relying on renewable resources, we can address these challenges.

“We can also accelerate sustainable economic development and social development in the region, along with poverty reduction, job creation, and social equity,” Schwidrowski said.

NAN reports that other participants at the event examined the impact of climate change in both sub-regions.

They discussed practical measures for countries to adapt and safeguard their energy and food security, while advancing their development and made some important recommendations.

Experts, researchers, development practitioners, and representatives from 22 North and West African countries attended the meeting, and discussed three critical issues.

“The impact of climate change and its implications for economic and social development strategies.

“Energy security and climate change challenges, and especially the pivotal role of renewable energy in meeting the needs of the populations.

“And how intra-African trade can facilitate and accelerate the energy and agricultural transition, especially by contributing to food security and the emergence of sub-regional value chains in the agriculture sector.”

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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Corporate sustainability approach to value creation: Perspectives from Nestlé Nigeria, LBSSC

The concept of `Sustainability’ and its application in our collective desire for development has become a buzzword in today’s world riddled with environmental, social and economic challenges.

Sustainable development focus can be said to have been borne out of the need to responsibly use resources without compromising their availability to meet future needs for posterity.

It also implies prioritising outcomes that are responsibly stewarded, positively impacting and long-lasting.

In essence, the sustainability mindset looks to safeguard the things that matter the most, which are people, the planet and our livelihoods – economic systems.

This was one of the reasons for a three-week intensive programme for journalists and other media practitioners working on the thematic areas of nutrition, health, agriculture and environment.

The Nestlé Media training had as its theme: ‘Nestlé Advancing Nutrition, Health and Environmental Awareness through the Media’.

Delivered annually by the Lagos Business School Sustainability Centre (LBSSC) the programme is designed to equip media professionals with critical knowledge on sustainability trends and solution journalism.

Its aim was also to offer media practitioners the understanding of the nexus between the environment and food systems.

They were also expected to effectively use such knowledge base to educate the populace on best practices, lifestyle choices, and policy direction that foster sustainability of food systems, lives, and communities.

In her remarks, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Nestlé Nigeria, Ms Victoria Uwadoka, said the exercise was “one of Nestlé’s programmes which aim to enhance quality of life for everyone.

“For the past four years, we have collaborated with LBSSC to equip journalists and media professionals with the knowledge and resources they need to tell compelling stories to help their audiences to make the right decisions around health, nutrition and the environment.

“This year, the training has built on the need to highlight the connection and interdependence between nutrition and health, sustainability and climate change, changing weather patterns and food systems in the Nigerian context and the significant impact that the behaviours of individuals and the cultures of communities have on this dynamic.

“Our expectation is to see more impact led storytelling to drive positive behavioural change to roll back the negative impact of climate change,’’ Uwadoka said.

Also, the Head, LBSSC, Ms Oreva Atanya, said that the programme’s participants had access to exceptional educational resources including online sessions, documentaries, case studies and group work to drive home the message.

Atanya said that the discussions highlighted problems caused by changing weather and climate patterns leading to displaced food systems which in turn cause food cost inflation, hunger and famine, largely resulting in other social challenges and even conflicts.

“There was also focus on the effects of man-made environmental challenges such as the negative impact of the recurring oil spill in the Niger Delta, which is all too familiar, degenerating environmental ecosystems and decimating the livelihoods of farmers and fishermen.

“With all of these, short-term and long-term solutions should be a matter of national urgency to all stakeholders,’’ she said.

Across the private sector, many organisations are leading by example.

The Nestlé training has featured organisations across Africa putting their money where their mouth is by embedding sustainability solutions in their business models, supply chains, and social interventions, and so on.

Examples from Nigeria include Nestlé’s supplier development programme which supports and empowers maize farmers by creating sustainable wealth, helping farming households’ transition from subsistence farming to SME agri-businesses.

Others are Airtel’s digital inclusion in rural areas to unlock potential for people and businesses; and Access Banks’ focus bespoke financial services for female entrepreneurs and women-led businesses.

Overall, countries and corporates speeding up the incorporation of sustainability strategies in their operations will be better for it in the long term.

For Nigeria, media professionals need to advocate collaboration between public, private and non-profit sector stakeholders to accelerate Nigeria’s implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and the Africa Agenda 2063 Goals.

They signpost the future with the framework and strategies to drive sustainability and sustainable development across all facets of our economic development.

Indeed, everyone has a role to play in promoting and integrating sustainability into daily endeavours for the good of communities and organisations.

The government leaders and regulators on their part have to deploy and enforce helpful regulations with justice and equity.

The civil society and NGOs need to push harder in driving advocacy and inter-sectoral collaboration among all critical sectors by filling the knowledge gaps needed by the public sector and the citizenry.

Journalists and the media must take the right turn to switch from merely amplifying the effects of sustainability-related challenges like poverty and climate change to Solutions Journalism, thereby setting a constructive agenda for the citizenry.

The time is now for the media to go above and beyond in rallying all stakeholders to take decisive action in the fight against climate change by embedding sustainability best practices in companies, cultures and communities for sustainable development.

These will, no doubt, save our environment, food systems and businesses in the long term for future generations.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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NEITI engages int’l community to advance extractive sector transparency

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has expressed readiness to collaborate with international community towards advancing oil, gas and mining sectors.

The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, stated this at a meeting in Abuja with prominent diplomatic missions in Nigeria.

This is contained in a statement by Mrs Obiageli Onuorah, Deputy Director/Head Communication and Stakeholders’ Management on Thursday in Abuja.

The diplomatic missions include the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Nigeria, Mr Pieter Leenknegt; the High Commissioner of Canada, Mr James Christoff, and the Chargé d’Affaires of the Australian High Commission, Ms Leann Johnston.

Orji expressed NEITI’s willingness in offering technical assistance, pursuing governance reforms and deepening its involvement in Nigeria’s oil, gas, and mining sectors.

He reaffirmed its commitment towards tackling obstacles through working with relevant ministries to open and reposition the solid minerals sector to the public engagement and debate required to implement groundbreaking reforms.

Orji described NEITI’s international affiliations, civil society partnerships and government ownership as major strengths, adding that it would prioritise the solid minerals industry, which contributes less than one per cent to the nation’s GDP.

He expressed delight in the renewed interest and support from the Belgian, Canadian and Australian embassies.

The statement also quoted the Ambassadors as saying that they closely followed NEITI’s reports and activities in the extractive sector with keen interest, and noted Nigeria’s commitment to implementing the global Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Nigeria, Mr Pieter Leenknegt commended the quality and depth of NEITI’s recently released 2021 Oil, Gas, and Solid Minerals Industry Reports.

Leenknegt lauded the groundbreaking disclosures on outstanding remittances to shore up government revenue, the incisive findings and recommendations, and NEITI’s overall courage in public disclosures to enhance transparency and accountability in the sector.

The Belgian envoy pledged his country’s support to NEITI with a focus on capacity building to expand its operations into the Solid Minerals sector in a manner that attracts investors, especially from Belgium.

Similarly; the High Commissioner of Canada, Mr James Christoff, welcomed Nigeria’s implementation of the EITI and identified the Solid Minerals sector as an area of special interest to Canada.

He emphasised that collaborating with a reputable agency like NEITI would provide his mission with reliable information and data to assist potential Canadian investors in making informed business decisions.

Christoff said that as a supporting country to the global EITI, the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria was willing to partner directly with NEITI in the areas of information and data sharing, training, capacity building, and providing technical support.

He expressed his contentment with NEITI’s close collaboration with Civil Society Organisations and the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals Development in combating illegal mining activities through policy reforms and coordination.

On his part, the Australian High Commission Chargé d’Affaires, Ms Leann Johnston, welcomed Nigeria’s new policy on economic diversification and expressed confidence in NEITI to support this initiative with reliable information and data in the Extractive Industries.

Established in 2004, NEITI is the key anti-corruption agency at the Presidency responsible for enthroning transparency, accountability and good governance of the country’s oil, gas and mining industries.

NEITI is a member of the global extractive industries transparency initiative (EITI) being implemented in 57 countries with International Headquarters in Oslo, Norway.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria

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NAF announces partial traffic restriction along Nyanya-Keffi road Saturday

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced partial traffic restriction along Nyanya-Keffi expressway on Saturday for its 2023 Annual 10 Kilometers Walk/Jog Exercise to be held in all NAF Bases nationwide.

The Director, Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Gabkwet said the exercise was part of efforts aimed at enhancing the physical fitness of the personnel of the NAF, adding that the exercise would take-off by 6.00 am.

He said the exercise in Abuja was expected to kick-off from NAF Base, Asokoro Football Field to Defence Headquarters Roundabout.

He added that the exercise would proceed to Keffi Road/Kugbo Furniture and Pedestrian Bridge – Army Checkpoint Kugbo, and back to Base via the NAF Valley Second Gate.

“During the period, there will be partial restrictions of traffic along the aforementioned routes.

“Similarly, the exercise in other locations nationwide is expected to cover major routes around NAF Bases and its environs.

“Hence, all necessary safety measures have been put in place to ensure a hitch free exercise.

“Consequently, members of the public, especially motorists and those who reside around AYA, Asokoro and communities around NAF Bases across the nation are advised not to panic but to go about their normal activities,” he said.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria