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EMGA secures US$ 50M debt finance for Kazakhstan’s MFO KMF

LONDON, April 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emerging Markets Global Advisory LLP (EMGA) announces they have secured a US$50M facility senior debt facility from JICA, The Japan International Cooperation Agency.

KMF Chairman of the Board Shalkar Zhusupov: “This is the first time that KMF has entered into a partnership with JICA, whose goals and mission are close to our own. We are grateful to EMGA and JICA for their trust and support. The funds from JICA will be used to implement projects to support micro and small enterprises, including rural entrepreneurs, which will create new opportunities and contribute to their economic growth.”

EMGA’s Head of Investment Banking and Managing Director Sajeev Chakkalakal said, “We are delighted to have arranged this new landmark debt facility for our long-standing client KMF. It has been a real pleasure to work with them again, as they continue to solidify their position as the largest MFI in the country, and further strengthen their financial position in spite of turbulent times.”

EMGA’s Managing Director Jeremy Dobson added, “This new financing will help KMF deliver on their stated mission; to continue to help entrepreneurs throughout Kazakhstan, and to develop their business with a greater focus on female owned businesses and in rural areas.”

MFO KMF is one of the leaders in Central Asian microfinance sector. The company aims to establish long-term partnership relations with clients based on mutual trust, understanding and respect. MFO “KMF” disburses clients individual and group loans for the following types of activity: business, trade, crop farming and cattle-breeding, production and services and consumer lending.

JICA: The Japan International Cooperation Agency is a governmental agency that delivers the bulk of Official Development Assistance for the government of Japan. It is chartered with assisting economic and social growth in developing countries, and the promotion of international cooperation.

Emerging Markets Global Advisory Limited (EMGA), with offices in London and New York, helps financial institutions and corporates seeking new debt or equity capital. EMGA’s multi-national team combine the decades of experience necessary to complete transactions on behalf of their clients within the world’s emerging markets and frontier economies, including Kazakhstan which remains a key market. With a proven track record in capital formation and strategic advisory throughout diverse economic cycles, EMGA continues expanding its geographic reach and service offering, solidifying its place in the market as one of the industries pre-eminent emerging markets focused niche investment banks.

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AI-Media dévoile une trousse à outils Lexi améliorée lors du NAB 2024

Le leader mondial des solutions de sous-titrage alimentées par l’IA présente les nouvelles solutions LEXI DR (Disaster Recovery) et LEXI Recorded

NEW YORK, 09 avr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AI-Media, le leader mondial du sous-titrage alimenté par l’IA, s’apprête à dévoiler deux nouveaux produits lors du prestigieux NAB Show 2024, prévu du 14 au 17 avril à Las Vegas, États-Unis. AI-Media est une société reconnue pour ses innovations de pointe au service de l’industrie de la radiodiffusion et les dernières solutions qu’elle propose, LEXI DR (Disaster Recovery) et LEXI Recorded, sont sur le point de révolutionner le marché du sous-titrage.

En plus de présenter de nombreuses mises à jour sur des produits tels que LEXI et sa gamme d’encodeurs IP et SDI, AI-Media est plus qu’enthousiaste à l’idée de présenter son nouveau produit, LEXI DR, une solution révolutionnaire qui garantit la diffusion ininterrompue de sous-titres, même en cas de perturbations au niveau du cloud et de la connectivité. Avec LEXI DR, les diffuseurs peuvent être assurés que leurs sous-titres seront toujours diffusés avec un minimum d’interruption, grâce à l’intégration transparente du flux de travail de sous-titrage, aux serveurs redondants sur site et aux options d’installation flexibles via des machines virtuelles ou une configuration matérielle. Cette solution offre un temps de disponibilité des sous-titres de 99,99 %, une évolutivité comprenant jusqu’à 10 instances disponibles par unité LEXI DR, ainsi que la certitude que les données sont sécurisées grâce à des mesures de cryptage et de sécurité robustes. LEXI DR illustre l’engagement d’AI-Media à fournir des solutions de sous-titrage fiables, robustes et sécurisées pour l’industrie de la radiodiffusion.

AI-Media présentera également la solution LEXI Recorded, conçue pour rationaliser le processus de sous-titrage de contenu en différé. La solution offre une rapidité d’exécution et une rentabilité sans précédent, ce qui la rend idéale pour les clips d’actualités, les faits marquants et les promotions sensibles au facteur temps. LEXI Recorded présente des caractéristiques telles que le traitement en masse, une précision supérieure à 98 %, des types de fichiers de sortie flexibles, des options multilingues et peut être intégré dans le flux de travail de sous-titrage afin de permettre que les fichiers soient sous-titrés sans devoir quitter le système de gestion des médias. Avec LEXI Recorded, les diffuseurs peuvent garantir un sous-titrage rapide et rentable de leur contenu en différé avec une précision et une facilité inégalées.

« Chez AI-Media, nous sommes déterminés à repousser les limites de l’innovation pour répondre aux besoins en constante évolution de nos clients », a déclaré James Ward, directeur des ventes chez AI-Media. « Nous sommes ravis de dévoiler les solutions LEXI Recorded et LEXI DR au NAB Show 2024, qui mettent en avant notre poursuite incessante de l’excellence en matière de technologie de sous-titrage. LEXI DR représente le composant ultime pour atteindre l’automatisation complète du sous-titrage. LEXI DR complète l’automatisation du processus de sous-titrage. Auparavant, l’intervention humaine servait de solution de secours, mais LEXI DR révolutionne désormais ce processus en éliminant la nécessité d’une supervision manuelle. »

Outre les lancements de produits, AI-Media présentera une « station d’innovation » sur son stand au NAB, où les visiteurs pourront découvrir de nouvelles technologies captivantes qui font partie de la feuille de route des produits de l’entreprise. Des avant-premières présenteront les progrès de l’IA générative et son application dans l’élaboration de modèles thématiques, également appelés dictionnaires personnalisés. Ces modèles thématiques améliorent la précision en proposant des suggestions de termes et des prononciations adaptées au contexte et basées sur des thèmes, des sujets et des domaines. En outre, les avant-premières présenteront des innovations telles que des sous-titres parlés ou du doublage, ainsi qu’une description automatisée de scènes audio. AI-Media peut s’appuyer sur des décennies d’expérience dans le domaine de la radiodiffusion pour garantir l’interopérabilité de ses solutions de sous-titrage entre les différents flux de travail, normes vidéo et régions. En tant qu’innovateur de premier plan dans l’industrie du sous-titrage, AI-Media s’engage à faire progresser et à façonner l’avenir des médias accessibles dans le monde entier.

Pour obtenir davantage d’informations sur AI-Media et ses solutions de sous-titrage révolutionnaires, consultez le site :

AI-Media : AI-Media.tv

LEXI DR (Disaster Recovery) : https://hubs.ly/Q02rWtMD0

LEXI Recorded : https://hubs.ly/Q02rWtLS0

À propos d’AI-Media :

Fondée en 2003 en Australie, AI-Media est une entreprise technologique pionnière spécialisée dans les solutions innovantes de flux de travail de sous-titrage. En tant que leader mondial, AI-Media fournit des technologies et des solutions de sous-titrage et de traduction en direct et en différé de haute qualité, alimentées par l’IA, à un large éventail de clients et de marchés dans le monde entier. Pour la première fois en février 2024, AI-Media a pu dévoiler des données révolutionnaires démontrant la supériorité de LEXI, son produit de sous-titrage par IA par rapport aux flux de travail humains traditionnels. Cette étape importante renforce la position d’AI-Media en tant que leader de la technologie de l’IA dans le domaine des solutions de flux de travail de sous-titrage en direct et en différé. En s’engageant à utiliser son expérience approfondie de l’industrie et sa technologie d’IA sophistiquée pour créer des solutions qui rationalisent et simplifient les processus, AI-Media permet aux principaux diffuseurs, entreprises et agences gouvernementales du monde entier d’assurer une accessibilité fluide et une inclusivité de leur contenu. Ai-Media (ASX : AIM) a fait son entrée en bourse à l’ASX le 15 septembre 2020.

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AI-Media Lança Lexi Tool Kit Aprimorado no NAB 2024

Líder Mundial em Soluções de Legendagem Alimentadas por IA Lança LEXI DR (Disaster Recovery – Recuperação de Desastre) e LEXI Recorded

NEW YORK, April 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A AI-Media, líder mundial em soluções de legendagem alimentada por IA, lança dois novos produtos no prestigiado NAB Show 2024 de 14 a 17 de abril e Las Vegas, EUA. Reconhecidas por suas inovações de ponta que atendem à indústria de transmissão, as últimas ofertas da AI-Media; LEXI DR (Disaster Recovery – Recuperação de Desastre) e LEXI Recorded estão prontas para revolucionar o mercado de legendagem.

Além de oferecer inúmeras atualizações de produtos como o LEXI e nossa linha de codificadores IP e SDI, a AI-Media está muito animada em lançar o novo produto LEXI DR, uma solução inovadora que garante a entrega ininterrupta de legendas, mesmo diante de interrupções na nuvem e na conectividade. Com o LEXI DR, as emissoras podem ter certeza de que suas legendas sempre permanecerão no ar com o mínimo de interrupção possível, graças à integração perfeita do fluxo de trabalho de legendas, servidores redundantes no local e opções de configuração flexíveis por meio de máquinas virtuais ou hardware. Esta solução oferece 99,99% de tempo de atividade de legendas, escalabilidade com até 10 instâncias disponíveis por unidade LEXI DR, além da confiança de que os dados estão seguros com criptografia robusta e medidas de segurança. O LEXI DR é um exemplo do compromisso da AI-Media em fornecer soluções de legendagem confiáveis, resilientes e seguras para a indústria de transmissão.

A AI-Media também apresentará o LEXI Recorded, projetado para agilizar o processo de legendagem de conteúdo gravado. A solução oferece velocidade de resposta e eficiência de custos sem precedentes, tornando-a perfeita para clipes de notícias, destaques e promoções urgentes. O LEXI Recorded possui recursos como de processamento em massa, precisão acima de 98%, tipos de saída de arquivo flexíveis, opções multilíngues, além de poder ser integrado ao fluxo de trabalho de legendas para que os arquivos possam ser legendados sem sair do sistema de gerenciamento de mídia. Com o LEXI Recorded, as emissoras podem garantir legendas rápidas e econômicas do seu conteúdo gravado com precisão e facilidade incomparáveis.

“A AI-Media, se dedica em quebrar os limites da inovação para atender as necessidades em constantes mudanças dos clientes”, disse James Ward, Dirigente de Vendas da AI-Media. “Estamos entusiasmados com o lançamento do LEXI Recorded e do LEXI DR no NAB Show 2024, que é um exemplo da nossa busca incansável pela excelência em tecnologia de legendas. O LEXI DR representa o componente final para o alcance da automação completa de legendas. O LEXI DR conclui a automação do processo de legendagem. Anteriormente, a intervenção humana servia como backup, mas o LEXI DR revoluciona isso eliminando a necessidade de supervisão manual.”

Além dos lançamentos de produtos, a AI-Media apresentará um “Estação de Inovação” em seu estande da NAB, onde os participantes poderão explorar novas tecnologias interessantes que fazem parte dos roteiros de produtos da empresa. As visualizações mostrarão os avanços da IA generativa e sua aplicação na elaboração de modelos de tópicos, também conhecidos como dicionários personalizados. Esses modelos de tópicos aumentam a precisão, oferecendo sugestões de palavras e pronúncias contextualmente relevantes com base em temas, tópicos e assuntos. Além disso, as visualizações contarão com inovações, como legendas faladas ou dublagem, bem como audiodescrição automatizada. AI-Media utiliza suas décadas de experiência em transmissão para garantir que nossas soluções de legendagem sejam interoperáveis em diferentes fluxos de trabalho, padrões de vídeo e regiões. Como líder inovadora no setor de legendagem, a AI-Media continua comprometida em impulsionar o progresso e moldar o futuro da mídia acessível em todo o mundo.

Para mais informação sobre as revolucionárias soluções de legendagem da AI-Media, visite:

AI-Media: AI-Media.tv

LEXI DR (Disaster Recovery): https://hubs.ly/Q02rWtMD0

LEXI Recorded: https://hubs.ly/Q02rWtLS0

Sobre a AI-Media:

Fundada na Austrália em 2003, a AI-Media é uma empresa pioneira de tecnologias especializada em soluções inovadoras de fluxo de trabalho de legendagens. Como líder global, a AI-Media fornece tecnologia e soluções de legendagem e tradução ao vivo e gravadas de alta qualidade com base em IA para uma gama diversificada de clientes e mercados em todo o mundo. Pela primeira vez em fevereiro de 2024, a AI-Media conseguiu revelar dados inovadores que mostram a superioridade do seu produto de legendagem por IA, o LEXI, em comparação com os fluxos de trabalho humanos tradicionais. Este marco solidifica ainda mais a posição da AI-Media como líder em tecnologia de IA para soluções de fluxo de trabalho de legendagens ao vivo e gravadas. Com o compromisso de utilizar a nossa profunda experiência no setor e a sofisticada tecnologia de IA para criar soluções que agilizem e simplifiquem os processos, a AI-Media capacita as principais emissoras, empresas e agências governamentais de todo o mundo a garantir uma acessibilidade total e inclusivo ao seu conteúdo. Ai-Media (ASX: AIM) começou a ser negociada no ASX em 15 de setembro de 2020.

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GENERALIFX: Revolutionizing Trading and Investment Management with Advanced AI-Powered Software

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / ACCESSWIRE / April 9, 2024 / In a significant leap for financial technology, GENERALIFX, a rapidly expanding name in AI-powered automated trading software and investment management consultancy, announces the launch of its latest innovation. This cutting-edge AI trading tool, designed to transform global financial market forecasts, is redefining investment strategies with its comprehensive, data-driven approach.

Harnessing an innovative amalgamation of technical and fundamental analysis, GENERALIFX has developed its software to simplify the intricate task of data analysis, thus equipping investors with instantaneous insights into market trends and predictive analytics for superior decision-making. This sophisticated technology scrutinizes data from economic and earnings calendars and integrates direct feeds from the premier terminals for financial news and market data, which are crucial for finance professionals, delivering real-time access to exhaustive market data, news, and analytical tools. Such comprehensive integration ensures the provision of precise forecasts across a multitude of trading platforms. With the deployment of this technology, GENERALIFX democratizes success in trading, making it accessible not only to seasoned professionals but also to novices, thereby bridging the gap between experience levels and empowering every investor to achieve success in the financial markets.

"By harnessing the power of our unique AI model, we’re not just predicting market movements; we’re offering a suite of tools designed for modern investors. From identifying undervalued stocks using sophisticated algorithms to providing advanced risk assessment tools, our software is a game-changer," says Henrik Stenbergsson, CTO at GENERALIFX.

Empowering Investors with Cutting-Edge Features:

Automated Data Analysis: Saves time by automating the analysis of vast amounts of market data.

Real-Time Insights and Trends: Delivers up-to-the-minute market insights and trends.

Predictive Analytics: Enhances decision-making with predictive analytics based on historical and current market data.

Undervalued Stock Identification: Uses algorithms to spot potentially undervalued stocks.

Instant Global Event Monitoring: Keeps tabs on global events for their immediate impact on markets.

Personalized Risk Management: Tailors strategies to individual risk tolerances, optimizing for both safety and performance.

Strategy Testing via Simulations: Allows investors to test strategies through simulations before actual implementation.

AI-Driven Portfolio Diversification: Recommends portfolio diversification strategies based on AI analysis.

Pattern Detection: Detects subtle patterns in stock performance for early investment opportunities.

Emotional Bias Minimization: Helps minimize the emotional biases commonly associated with investing.

Financial News and Social Media Analysis: Tracks financial news and analyzes social media for sentiment trends impacting markets.

Advanced Risk Assessment Tools: Provides tools for a more nuanced understanding of potential risks.

Machine Learning Forecasts: Employs machine learning to forecast market movements accurately.

Big Data Insights: Facilitates access to and interpretation of big data insights.

Dynamic Asset Allocation: Optimizes asset allocation dynamically to respond to market changes.

Trade Entry and Exit Advisories: Advises on the best times to enter or exit trades.

Securities Screening: Screens securities for a range of fundamental and technical indicators.

Market Cycle Understanding: Improves investors’ understanding of market cycles for better timing decisions.

Portfolio Rebalancing Efficiency: Enhances the efficiency and timing of portfolio rebalancing.

By integrating these features, GENERALIFX not only simplifies the investment process but also empowers investors to make informed, data-backed decisions. This innovation is set to solidify GENERALIFX’s position as a leader in the fintech space, offering both novice and experienced investors alike the tools to navigate the complexities of the global markets with confidence and precision.

For more information about GENERALIFX and to discover the future of automated trading and investment management, visit www.GENERALIFX.com.

About GENERALIFX

GENERALIFX is a pioneering provider of AI-powered automated trading software and global investment management consultancy services. With a commitment to innovation, reliability, and excellence, GENERALIFX delivers unparalleled trading tools and strategic investment solutions, meeting the evolving needs of the global financial markets since 2017.

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Matmerize, Inc. et CJ Biomaterials s’associent en vue d’utiliser une technologie d’IA innovante afin de faire progresser les solutions polymères durables

ATLANTA, 09 avr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Matmerize, Inc, une société pionnière de l’informatique des polymères basée sur l’IA, et CJ Biomaterials, une division de la société sud-coréenne CJ CheilJedang et un producteur primaire de biopolymères polyhydroxyalcanoate (« PHA »), ont uni leurs forces pour stimuler l’innovation dans les solutions polymères durables visant à lutter contre la pollution plastique. Dans le cadre d’une récente collaboration avec Matmerize, CJ Biomaterials a testé avec succès la plateforme d’IA basée sur le cloud de Matmerize, PolymRize™, afin d’optimiser les polymères biosourcés, en s’assurant qu’ils répondent à des critères de performance spécifiques dans un large éventail d’applications.

La vie humaine et le plastique sont devenus indissociables, mais le bilan environnemental des déchets plastiques est indéniable. Avec plus de 9 millions de tonnes de déchets plastiques d’origine humaine qui se déversent chaque année dans les océans, il n’a jamais été aussi urgent de trouver des solutions de remplacement durables. En réponse à ce défi, CJ Biomaterials a créé le PHACT, un PHA révolutionnaire, 100 % biosourcé et utilisant un processus de fermentation innovant, qui se dégrade naturellement dans les sols et les océans, atténuant ainsi l’impact néfaste de la pollution plastique sur les écosystèmes marins.

L’un des principaux défis du développement des matériaux est le processus de caractérisation des propriétés fondamentales, qui est long et gourmand en ressources. En s’appuyant sur l’apprentissage de modèles personnalisés et la plateforme d’analyse prédictive PolymRize™ de Matmerize, CJ Biomaterials a pu estimer rapidement les performances des matériaux nouvellement conçus, permettant de ce fait un processus décisionnel accéléré et une réduction des délais et des coûts par rapport aux méthodes traditionnelles.

Pour plus d’informations sur la plateforme innovante PolymRize™, rendez-vous à l’adresse : https://www.matmerize.com/polymrize.

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« La collaboration avec CJ Biomaterials va au-delà des efforts de R&D, avec des répercussions d’envergure sur l’efficacité du travail et la réduction des coûts en priorisant les expériences, grâce à l’expertise et aux capacités d’apprentissage automatique. Cet engagement en faveur de l’innovation permet non seulement de promouvoir des pratiques durables, mais aussi d’assurer à CJ Biomaterials un avantage concurrentiel dans l’industrie des polymères et des plastiques. » – Dr Chiho Kim, Directeur, Matmerize, Inc

Alors que Matmerize, Inc et CJ Biomaterials continuent de repousser les limites de l’innovation dans le développement des polymères, les sociétés restent déterminées à favoriser un changement environnemental positif et à façonner un avenir plus vert et durable pour les générations à venir.

À propos de Matmerize :
Matmerize, une jeune entreprise issue du Georgia Institute of Technology, est à l’avant-garde des solutions pionnières qui comblent le fossé entre l’IA et l’ingénierie des matériaux. La plateforme PolymRize™ de Matmerize utilise un criblage virtuel et des algorithmes d’IA pour identifier les matériaux les plus optimaux, donnant aux technologues les moyens de concentrer leurs efforts expérimentaux sur les options les plus prometteuses avec précision et efficacité. Cette approche accélère considérablement le processus d’ingénierie des matériaux, ce qui permet de gagner un temps précieux et d’économiser des ressources. PolymRize™ représente un changement de paradigme dans l’industrie, propulsant les clients devant la concurrence et stimulant l’innovation à un rythme sans précédent.

À propos de CJ Biomaterials :
Basée à Woburn, Massachusetts, États-Unis, CJ Biomaterials développe des solutions pertinentes qui ont un impact positif sur notre planète, la santé humaine et le bien-être en s’attaquant aux défis posés par les déchets plastiques. L’entreprise invente et fabrique des biopolymères et des produits chimiques d’origine biologique en suivant une vision à long terme : créer un avenir plus durable, en permettant de véritables solutions circulaires qui remplacent de nombreux plastiques et produits chimiques non recyclables, non réutilisables et à base de combustibles fossiles. CJ Biomaterials est un leader mondial dans la fabrication de polyhydroxyalcanoates (« PHA ») – à la fois des polymères et des produits chimiques de base associés. CJ Biomaterials, une ligne métier de CJ BIO, fait partie de CJ CheilJedang, une société mondiale spécialisée dans le secteur de l’art de vivre, dont l’objectif est d’inspirer une nouvelle vie remplie de santé, de bonheur et de commodité.

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Matmerize, Inc. e CJ Biomaterials Fazem Parceria de Tecnologia Inovadora de IA para Promover Soluções de Polímeros Sustentáveis

ATLANTA, April 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  A Matmerize, Inc., uma empresa pioneira de informática de polímeros baseada em IA, e a CJ Biomaterials, uma divisão da CJ CheilJedang com sede na Coreia do Sul, produtora primária de biopolímeros de polihidroxialcanoato (PHA), uniram forças para impulsionar a inovação em soluções de polímeros sustentáveis destinadas a combater a poluição dos plásticos. Em uma colaboração recente com a Matmerize, a CJ Biomaterials testou com sucesso a plataforma de IA baseada em nuvem da Matmerize, PolymRize™, para otimizar polímeros de base biológica, garantindo que eles atendam os critérios de desempenho específicos em uma ampla gama de aplicações.

A vida humana e o plástico tornaram-se inseparáveis, mas o impacto ambiental dos resíduos plásticos é inegável. Com mais de 9 milhões de toneladas de resíduos plásticos artificiais entrando no oceano a cada ano, a urgência de encontrar alternativas sustentáveis nunca foi tão grande. Em resposta a este desafio, a CJ Biomaterials criou o PHACT, um inovador Polihidroxialcanoato (PHA) 100% de base biológica, usando um processo de fermentação inovador, que se degrada naturalmente no solo e no oceano, mitigando o impacto nocivo da poluição plástica nos ecossistemas marinhos.

Um dos principais desafios no desenvolvimento de materiais é o longo e intensivo processo de caracterização das propriedades do núcleo. Com o uso da plataforma de treinamento de modelo personalizado e a análise preditiva PolymRize™ da Matmerize, a CJ Biomaterials pôde estimar rapidamente o desempenho dos materiais recém-projetados, permitindo uma tomada de decisão mais rápida e reduzindo o tempo e os custos em comparação com os métodos tradicionais.

Para mais informação sobre a inovadora plataforma PolymRize™, visite: https://www.matmerize.com/polymrize

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“A colaboração com a CJ Biomaterials vai além dos esforços de P&D, pois impacta significativamente a eficiência do trabalho e a redução de custos, priorizando experimentos por meio de conhecimentos e capacidades de aprendizado de máquina. Além de promover práticas sustentáveis, esse compromisso com a inovação também garante uma vantagem competitiva para a CJ Biomaterials na indústria de polímeros e plásticos.” – Dr. Chiho Kim, CTO, Matmerize, Inc

Com a contínua expansão dos limites da inovação a expansão de polímeros, a Matmerize, Inc e a CJ Biomaterials continuam dedicadas a impulsionar mudanças ambientais positivas e a moldar um futuro mais verde e sustentável para as gerações futuras.

Sobre a Matmerize:
A Matmerize, uma subsidiária do Georgia Institute of Technology, está na vanguarda das soluções pioneiras que preenchem a lacuna entre a IA e a engenharia de materiais. A plataforma PolymRize™ da Matmerize utiliza a triagem virtual e algoritmos de IA para identificar os materiais ideais, viabilizando que os tecnólogos concentrem seus esforços experimentais nas opções mais promissoras com precisão e eficiência. Essa abordagem acelera significativamente o processo de engenharia de materiais, economizando tempo e recursos valiosos. O PolymRize™ representa uma mudança de paradigma na indústria, impulsionando os clientes à frente da concorrência e conduzindo a inovação em um ritmo sem precedentes.

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ASICS Global Study Shows Link Between Regular Exercise in Teenage Years and Positive Mental Wellbeing in Adulthood

ASICS State of Mind Study
Moving your body as a teenager will also move your mind as an adult
Moving your body as a teenager will also move your mind as an adult
  • Global ASICS study of 26,000 people reaffirms the connection between movement and the mind and uncovers a direct link between teenage physical activity and adult mental wellbeing
  • Each additional year a teenager remains engaged in exercise is associated with improved State of Mind scores in adulthood, with the ages of 15-17 identified as the most critical years for staying active
  • Yet, younger generations are disengaging from exercise earlier and in larger numbers, potentially impacting their mental wellbeing now and for years to come

LONDON, April 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, ASICS is announcing the results of its second Global State of Mind Study, which reaffirms a positive link between physical exercise and mental wellbeing and uncovers a link between being physically active in teenage years and positive mental wellbeing in adulthood.

The study of over 26,000 respondents across 22 countries found that the more people exercise, the higher their State of Mind scores1. Across the globe, respondents who are regularly active2 have an average State of Mind score of 67/100, while inactive3 people have a much lower State of Mind score of just 54/100.

What’s more, the study uncovered that being physically active in your teenage years directly impacts your mind later in life. Participants who engaged in exercise throughout their adolescence report higher activity levels and State of Mind scores as adults. The findings indicate that remaining active as a teenager is key to establishing good exercise habits that last into adulthood and positively impact adult mental wellbeing.

In fact, the study was able to pinpoint the ages of 15-17 as the most critical years for staying active and when dropping out of exercise significantly affects your mental state for years to come. Those who regularly exercised at 15-17 years old are found to be more likely to remain active later in life and report higher State of Mind scores as adults (64/100 vs 61/100) than those who weren’t active during these years.

In comparison, respondents who dropped out of exercise before the age of 15 displayed the lowest activity levels and lowest State of Mind scores in adulthood. 30% are still inactive as adults and they are shown to be 11% less focused, 10% less confident, 10% less calm and 10% less composed compared to those who were able to exercise throughout adolescence.

In fact, every year a teenager remained engaged in regular exercise is associated with improved State of Mind scores in adulthood. Those who stopped exercising before the age of 15 display an average State of Mind score 15% lower than the global average, while a decline in physical activity at 16-17 and before the age of 22 reduced their average scores by 13% and 6% respectively.

Worryingly, the study also uncovered an exercise generation gap, with younger generations being increasingly less active. 57% of the Silent Generation (aged 78+) said they were active daily in their childhoods compared to just 19% of Gen Z (aged 18-27), showing a concerning trend of younger generations dropping out of physical activity earlier and in larger numbers than the generations before them.

Globally, members of Gen Z have the lowest State of Mind scores with an average of 62/100 compared to the Baby Boomers’ 68/100 and the Silent Generation’s 70/100.

Professor Brendon Stubbs, a leading researcher in exercise and mental health from King’s College London, said: “It is worrying to see this decline in activity levels from younger respondents at such a critical age, particularly as the study uncovered an association with lower wellbeing in adulthood”.

Gen Zs across the world are already exhibiting the lowest State of Mind scores (62/100) in comparison to the Silent Generation (70/100), so this could be hugely impactful for future mental wellbeing across the world.”

Tomoko Koda, Managing Executive Officer for ASICS, said: ASICS was founded on the belief that sport and exercise benefit not only the body, but also the mind. It’s why we’re called ASICS: ‘Anima Sana in Corpore Sano’ or ‘Sound Mind in a Sound Body’. The results of our second global State of Mind Study show how important it is that young people stay active and the impact this can have on their minds for years to come. At ASICS, we’re committed to supporting and inspiring people to move for positive mental wellbeing throughout their lifetime.”

To find out more visit:
https://www.asics.com/us/en-us/mk/stateofmindstudy2024

NOTES FOR EDITOR

About the ASICS 2024 State of Mind Study
The 2024 State of Mind Study was conducted between 17 November – 21 December 2023 and explored the relationship between exercise and State of Mind across the world.

Over 26,000 people were surveyed across 22 markets including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, the UK and the US. Each market sample was nationally representative by age and gender.


1The ASICS State of Mind score is out of 100, calculated based on the accumulative mean scores across ten cognitive and emotional traits – positive, content, relaxed, focused, composed, resilient, confident, alert, calm, energized.

2150 minutes or more of physical activity per week (as defined by Sport England).

3Less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week (as defined by Sport England).


Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body,” is an old Latin phrase from which ASICS is derived and the fundamental platform on which the brand still stands. The company was founded more than 60 years ago by Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of running shoes as well as other athletic footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit www.asics.com.

The stripe design featured on the sides of the ASICS® shoes is a registered trademark of ASICS Corporation.

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Estudo global da ASICS mostra a ligação entre o exercício regular na adolescência e o bem-estar mental positivo na idade adulta

ASICS State of Mind Study
Moving your body as a teenager will also move your mind as an adult
Moving your body as a teenager will also move your mind as an adult
  • Estudo global da ASICS com 26 000 pessoas reafirma a ligação entre o movimento e a mente, e revela uma ligação direta entre a atividade física na adolescência e o bem-estar mental na idade adulta
  • Todos os anos adicionais nos quais um adolescente pratica exercício físico estão associados a melhores avaliações de estado de espírito na idade adulta, sendo as idades entre os 15 e os 17 anos identificadas como os anos mais críticos para se manter ativo
  • No entanto, as gerações mais jovens estão a deixar de fazer exercício mais cedo e em maior número, o que pode afetar o respetivo bem-estar mental agora e nos próximos anos

LONDRES, April 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hoje, a ASICS anuncia os resultados do seu segundo estudo Global State of Mind, o qual reafirma uma ligação positiva entre o exercício físico e o bem-estar mental e revela uma ligação entre ser fisicamente ativo na adolescência e o bem-estar mental positivo na idade adulta.

O estudo com mais de 26 000 inquiridos de 22 países concluiu que quanto mais as pessoas praticam exercício físico, mais elevadas são as suas avaliações de estado de espírito1. Em todo o mundo, os inquiridos que são regularmente ativos2 têm uma avaliação média de 67/100 de estado de espírito, enquanto as pessoas inativas3 têm uma avaliação muito inferior de apenas 54/100 de estado de espírito.

Além disso, o estudo revelou que ser fisicamente ativo na adolescência tem um impacto direto na mente numa fase posterior da vida. Os participantes que praticaram exercício físico durante a adolescência apresentam níveis de atividade e avaliações de estado de espírito mais elevados na idade adulta. Os resultados indicam que manter-se ativo na adolescência é fundamental para estabelecer bons hábitos de exercício que perduram na idade adulta e têm um impacto positivo no bem-estar mental dos adultos.

De facto, o estudo conseguiu identificar as idades entre os 15 e os 17 anos como os anos mais críticos para se manter ativo e quando deixar de fazer exercício afeta significativamente o estado mental durante anos. Verificou-se que as pessoas, entre os 15 e os 17 anos de idade, que praticavam regularmente exercício físico tinham mais probabilidades de se manterem ativas mais tarde na vida e de apresentarem avaliações mais elevadas de estado de espírito na idade adulta (64/100 vs. 61/100) do que as que não eram ativas durante estes anos.

Em comparação, os inquiridos que deixaram de fazer exercício antes dos 15 anos apresentaram os níveis de atividade mais baixos e as avaliações mais baixas de estado de espírito na idade adulta. 30% continuam inativos na idade adulta e revelam ser 11% menos concentrados, 10% menos confiantes, 10% menos calmos e 10% menos serenos em comparação com os que fizeram exercício durante a adolescência.

De facto, todos os anos que um adolescente permanece envolvido em exercício regular estão associados a melhores resultados de estado de espírito na idade adulta. As pessoas que deixaram de fazer exercício antes dos 15 anos apresentam uma pontuação média de estado de espírito 15% inferior à média global, enquanto uma diminuição da atividade física entre os 16 e 17 anos e antes dos 22 anos reduziu as avaliações médias em 13% e 6%, respetivamente.

É preocupante que o estudo tenha também revelado um fosso entre gerações no que respeita à prática de exercício físico, sendo as gerações mais jovens cada vez menos ativas. 57% da Geração Silenciosa (com mais de 78 anos) afirmou ter sido ativa diariamente na infância, em comparação com apenas 19% da Geração Z (com idades compreendidas entre os 18 e os 27 anos), o que revela uma tendência preocupante de as gerações mais jovens abandonarem a atividade física mais cedo e em maior número do que as gerações anteriores.

Globalmente, os membros da Geração Z têm as avaliações mais baixas de estado de espírito, com uma média de 62/100, em comparação com os 68/100 dos Baby Boomers e os 70/100 da Geração Silenciosa.

O Professor Brendon Stubbs, um dos principais investigadores no domínio do exercício físico e da saúde mental do King’s College de Londres, afirmou: “É preocupante ver este declínio nos níveis de atividade dos inquiridos mais jovens numa idade tão crítica, especialmente porque o estudo revelou uma associação com um menor bem-estar na idade adulta”.

Por todo o mundo, a Geração Z já está a mostrar as avaliações mais baixas de estado de espírito (62/100) em comparação com a Geração Silenciosa (70/100), pelo que isto poderá ter um enorme impacto no futuro bem-estar mental em todo o mundo.”

Tomoko Koda, Diretor Executivo da ASICS, afirmou: “A ASICS foi fundada com base na crença de que o desporto e o exercício beneficiam não só o corpo, mas também a mente. É por isso que nos chamamos ASICS: “Anima Sana in Corpore Sano” ou “Mente Sã em Corpo São”. Os resultados do nosso segundo estudo global sobre o estado da mente mostram como é importante que os jovens se mantenham ativos e o impacto que isso pode ter nas suas mentes durante anos. Na ASICS, estamos empenhados em apoiar e inspirar as pessoas a movimentarem-se para um bem-estar mental positivo ao longo da sua vida.”

Para saber mais, visite:
https://www.asics.com/us/en-us/mk/stateofmindstudy2024

NOTAS PARA O EDITOR

Sobre o estudo da ASICS “2024 State of Mind”
O estudo “2024 State of Mind” foi realizado entre 17 de novembro e 21 de dezembro de 2023, e explorou a relação entre o exercício e o estado de espírito por todo o mundo.

Foram inquiridas mais de 26 000 pessoas em 22 mercados, incluindo Austrália, Brasil, Canadá, Chile, China, Colômbia, França, Alemanha, Índia, Itália, Japão, Malásia, Países Baixos, Arábia Saudita, Singapura, África do Sul, Espanha, Suécia, Tailândia, Emirados Árabes Unidos, Reino Unido e EUA. Cada amostra de mercado era representativa a nível nacional em termos de idade e género.


1A avaliação do ASICS State of Mind é de 100, calculada com base nas avaliações médias cumulativas de dez características cognitivas e emocionais – positivo, satisfeito, relaxado, concentrado, sereno, resiliente, confiante, alerta, calmo, estimulado.

2150 minutos ou mais de atividade física por semana (segundo a definição da Sport England).

3Menos de 30 minutos de atividade física por semana (segundo a definição da Sport England).


“Anima Sana In Corpore Sano”, que significa “Mente Sã em Corpo São”, é uma antiga frase em latim da qual a ASICS deriva e a plataforma fundamental sobre a qual a marca ainda se mantém. A empresa foi fundada há mais de 60 anos por Kihachiro Onitsuka e é atualmente um dos principais criadores e fabricantes de ténis de corrida, bem como de outro calçado, vestuário e acessórios de desporto. Para mais informações consulte www.asics.com.

O design stripe apresentado nas laterais dos ténis ASICS® é uma marca registada da ASICS Corporation.

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Une étude mondiale menée par ASICS démontre le lien entre la pratique régulière d’une activité physique à l’adolescence et le bien-être mental à l’âge adulte

ASICS State of Mind Study
Moving your body as a teenager will also move your mind as an adult
Moving your body as a teenager will also move your mind as an adult
  • Les réponses des quelque 26 000 personnes interrogées permettent d’établir le rapport entre l’activité physique et mentale, et soulignent le lien direct entre la pratique d’une activité physique à l’adolescence et la sensation de bien-être mental ressentie à l’âge adulte
  • Chaque année supplémentaire de pratique sportive à l’adolescence converge vers l’enregistrement de meilleurs scores à l’âge adulte à l’échelle de l’étude State of Mind (ou État d’esprit) conçue par ASICS, à savoir que la tranche des 15-17 ans est la plus critique en matière d’activité physique pour les jeunes
  • Or, les jeunes générations se détournent de plus en plus de l’exercice plus tôt, ce qui pourrait nuire à leur bien-être mental, aujourd’hui et demain

LONDRES, 09 avr. 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ASICS publie ce jour les résultats de sa deuxième étude State of Mind (ou État d’esprit) mondiale, qui confirme le lien positif entre l’exercice physique et le bien-être mental, tout en soulignant le rapport entre l’activité physique pratiquée au cours de l’adolescence et le bien-être mental ressenti à l’âge adulte.

Le périmètre de l’étude concerne plus de 26 000 répondants originaires de 22 pays différents, et les conclusions de l’étude dressent le parallèle entre la pratique physique et l’enregistrement de scores élevés1. Parmi les personnes interrogées à travers le monde, celles pratiquant une activité physique régulière2 affichent un score State of Mind moyen de 67/100, tandis que le score des personnes inactives3 est inférieur et se mesure à 54/100.

L’étude a par ailleurs révélé que le fait d’être physiquement actif à l’adolescence a un effet direct sur l’état d’esprit plus tard dans la vie. Les répondants ayant pratiqué l’exercice tout au long de leur adolescence affichent des niveaux d’activité et des scores State of Mind plus élevés à l’âge adulte. Les résultats démontrent qu’il est essentiel de rester actif à l’adolescence pour prendre de bonnes habitudes en matière d’exercice physique. Celles-ci perdureront à l’âge adulte et auront un effet positif sur le bien-être mental.

En effet, l’étude a permis de déterminer que la tranche des 15-17 ans a le plus de mal à rester active et que l’abandon de l’exercice affectait de manière significative leur future santé mentale. Il a été déterminé que les individus qui pratiquaient une activité physique régulière entre 15 et 17 ans étaient plus susceptibles de rester actifs plus tard dans leur vie et d’enregistrer des scores State of Mind plus élevés à l’âge adulte (64/100 contre 61/100) que les inactifs du même âge.

En données comparées, les répondants ayant cessé de faire de l’exercice avant l’âge de 15 ans ont affiché les niveaux d’activité les plus bas à l’âge adulte, ainsi que les plus médiocres scores. 30 % d’entre eux sont toujours inactifs à l’âge adulte et sont pour 11 % moins concentrés, pour 10 % moins confiants, pour 10 % moins calmes et pour 10 % moins sereins que ceux qui ont pu faire de l’exercice tout au long de l’adolescence.

En effet, chaque année de pratique physique régulière à l’adolescence correspond à un meilleur score à l’échelle de l’étude State of Mind à l’âge adulte. Ceux qui ont cessé de faire de l’exercice avant l’âge de 15 ans affichent un score State of Mind moyen inférieur de 15 % à la moyenne mondiale, tandis qu’une activité physique en recul constatée à 16-17 ans ou avant l’âge de 22 ans ramène leur score moyen de 13 % et de 6 %, respectivement.

Fait inquiétant, l’étude a également mis en évidence un fossé générationnel en matière d’exercice physique, les jeunes générations étant de moins en moins actives. 57 % des membres de la génération silencieuse (ou les plus de 78 ans) ont déclaré avoir pratiqué une activité physique quotidienne dans leur enfance, contre seulement 19 % des membres de la génération Z (âgés de 18 à 27 ans). Ce constat tend vers une tendance préoccupante à l’abandon de l’activité physique par les jeunes générations plus tôt et en plus grand nombre que les générations précédentes.

À l’échelle mondiale, les membres de la génération Z affichent les scores State of Mind les plus bas, avec une moyenne de 62/100, contre 68/100 pour les baby-boomers et 70/100 pour la génération silencieuse.

Pour le professeur Brendon Stubbs, éminent chercheur en matière d’exercice physique et de santé mentale au King’s College de Londres : « Il est inquiétant de constater cette baisse des niveaux d’activité chez les plus jeunes répondants à un âge aussi critique, d’autant plus que l’étude dresse le parallèle avec une santé mentale moindre à l’âge adulte. »

Les membres de la génération Z affichent déjà les scores State of Mind les plus bas (à savoir 62/100) par rapport à la génération silencieuse (à savoir 70/100), ce qui pourrait avoir un effet néfaste considérable sur la santé mentale des adultes de demain dans le monde entier. »

« ASICS a été fondée sur la conviction que le sport et l’activité physique apportent autant de bienfaits corporels que spirituels » remarque Tomoko Koda, Directrice exécutive de ASICS, avant d’ajouter : « ASICS est née de la locution ‘Anima Sana in Corpore Sano’, qui signifie ‘Un esprit sain dans un corps sain’. Les conclusions de notre deuxième étude State of Mind mondiale révèlent à quel point il est primordial que les jeunes restent actifs, et démontrent l’impact potentiel sur leur esprit pour les années à venir. Chez ASICS, nous nous engageons à accompagner les individus et nous les incitons à bouger pour qu’ils puissent maintenir leur santé mentale au beau fixe tout au long de leur vie. »

Pour en savoir plus, consultez le site :
https://www.asics.com/us/en-us/mk/stateofmindstudy2024

NOTES À L’ATTENTION DES RÉDACTEURS

À propos de l’étude State of Mind 2024 menée par ASICS
L’étude State of Mind 2024 s’est réalisée entre le 17 novembre et le 21 décembre 2023, et s’est intéressée au lien existant entre l’exercice et la santé mentale à travers le monde.

Les quelque 26 000 participants provenaient de 22 pays différents, parmi lesquels l’Afrique du Sud, l’Allemagne, l’Arabie saoudite, l’Australie, le Brésil, le Canada, le Chili, la Chine, la Colombie, l’Espagne, les Émirats arabes unis, les États-Unis, la France, l’Inde, l’Italie, le Japon, la Malaisie, les Pays-Bas, Singapour, le Royaume-Uni, la Suède et la Thaïlande. Chaque échantillon national était représentatif en termes d’âge et de genre.


1Le score State of Mind ASICS s’établit sur une échelle de 100 points, et se calcule sur la base des scores moyens cumulés de dix critères cognitifs et émotionnels, à savoir positivité, satisfaction, détente, concentration, sérénité, résilience, confiance, vigilance, calme, et énergie.

2150 minutes ou plus d’activité physique par semaine (selon la définition de Sport England).

3Moins de 30 minutes d’activité physique par semaine (selon la définition de Sport England).


« Anima Sana In Corpore Sano », qui signifie « Un esprit sain dans un corps sain », est une ancienne locution latine qu’ASICS s’est appropriée, et qui constitue la valeur de référence de la marque. Fondée il y a plus de 60 ans par Kihachiro Onitsuka, la société est aujourd’hui l’un des principaux concepteurs et fabricants de chaussures de course ainsi que d’autres modèles de chaussures, vêtements et accessoires de sport. Pour plus d’informations, consultez le site www.asics.com.

Les rayures latérales des chaussures ASICS® sont une marque déposée d’ASICS Corporation.

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AI-Media Unveils Enhanced Lexi Tool Kit at NAB 2024

World Leader in AI-Powered Captioning Solutions Introduces the new LEXI DR (Disaster Recovery) and LEXI Recorded

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World Leader in AI-Powered Captioning Solutions Introduces the new LEXI DR (Disaster Recovery) and LEXI Recorded at NAB Show 2024

NEW YORK, April 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  AI-Media, the global leader in AI-powered captioning, is set to unveil two new products at the prestigious NAB Show 2024, scheduled from 14-17 April in Las Vegas USA. Renowned for its cutting-edge innovations serving the broadcast industry, AI-Media’s latest offerings; LEXI DR (Disaster Recovery) and LEXI Recorded are poised to revolutionize the captioning market.

In addition to showcasing numerous updates on products such as LEXI and our IP and SDI range of encoders, AI-Media is most excited to showcase the new LEXI DR product, a groundbreaking solution that ensures uninterrupted captioning delivery even in the face of cloud and connectivity disruptions. With LEXI DR, broadcasters can rest assured that their captions will always remain on air with minimal interruption, thanks to seamless caption workflow integration, on-premises redundant servers and flexible setup options via virtual machines or hardware. This solution offers 99.99% caption uptime, scalability with up to 10 instances available per LEXI DR unit plus the confidence that data is secure with robust encryption and security measures. LEXI DR exemplifies AI-Media’s commitment to providing reliable, resilient, and secure captioning solutions for the broadcast industry.

AI-Media will also introduce LEXI Recorded, designed to streamline the captioning process for recorded content. The solution offers unprecedented turnaround speed and cost efficiencies making it perfect for time-sensitive news clips, highlights, and promos. LEXI Recorded boasts features such as bulk processing, accuracy above 98%, flexible file output types, multilingual options, plus can be integrated into the caption workflow so files can be captioned without leaving the media management system. With LEXI Recorded, broadcasters can ensure fast, cost-effective captioning of their recorded content with unmatched precision and ease.

“At AI-Media, we are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation to meet the evolving needs of our customers,” said James Ward, Chief Sales Officer at AI-Media. “We are thrilled to unveil LEXI Recorded and LEXI DR at NAB Show 2024, showcasing our relentless pursuit of excellence in captioning technology. LEXI DR represents the ultimate component in achieving full captioning automation. LEXI DR completes the automation of the captioning process. Previously, human intervention served as a backup, but LEXI DR revolutionizes this by eliminating the need for manual oversight.”

In addition to the product launches, AI-Media will feature an “Innovation Station” at their NAB booth, where attendees can explore exciting new technologies that are part of the company’s product roadmaps. Previews will showcase advancements in generative AI and its application in crafting topic models, also referred to as custom dictionaries. These topic models enhance accuracy by offering contextually relevant word suggestions and pronunciations based on themes, topics, and subject matter. Additionally, previews will feature innovations such as speaking subtitles or dubbing, as well as automated audio description. AI-Media is able to leverage decades of broadcast experience to ensure their captioning solutions are interoperable across different workflows, video standards and regions. As a leading innovator in the captioning industry, AI-Media remains committed to driving progress and shaping the future of accessible media worldwide.

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U.S. Polo Assn. Achieves $2.4 Billion in Global Retail Sales in 2023, Targets $3 Billion Milestone and 1,500 Total Stores

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA / ACCESSWIRE / April 9, 2024 / USPA Global has announced that U.S. Polo Assn., the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), has delivered a record $2.4 billion in global retail sales in 2023.

The global sports brand’s record growth is the result of expanding its existing sizeable footprint across all regions around the world. U.S. Polo Assn. has seen a balanced growth strategy with significantly increased market share in more mature markets, such as North America and Western Europe, while delivering exponential growth in emerging markets such as Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and India. In fact, the brand is targeting to become a billion-dollar business in India alone, as U.S. Polo Assn. is an international power brand and the top-selling casual menswear brand in the country.

The brand’s footprint is a fast-growing presence across 190 countries, with over 1,100 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores and thousands of wholesale locations spanning department stores, sporting goods channels, and independent retailers, as well as e-commerce. U.S. Polo Assn. continues to climb the retail ranks as one of the largest global licensed sports brands in the world, ranking in the top five alongside the NFL, MLB, and NBA, according to License Global.

U.S. Polo Assn.’s strong execution has relied on a global focus regarding the brand’s worldwide store expansion. The brand has grown its global fleet to more than 1,100 U.S. Polo Assn. stores, targeting over 1,500 in the next several years. For 2023, new stores and existing strategic stores around the world have been enhanced with a more elevated brand and sports concept, providing consumers with an authentic experience when engaging with the brand.

U.S. Polo Assn. also built on its successful digital strategies to generate record growth in e-commerce with some 50 brand sites in 20 languages in 2023. U.S. Polo Assn. continues to grow its digital presence and global momentum on social media, with some 8 million followers worldwide.

"Our global team and strategic partners around the world delivered another record financial performance in 2023 while also achieving many major milestones across our product lines and global expansion efforts," noted J. Michael Prince, President & CEO of USPA Global. "We continue to execute our aggressive product, store, digital, and international growth strategies to further expand our global footprint in key cities and markets worldwide, while also increasing the overall interest in the sport of polo."

Prince added, "Despite the many challenges over the past several years facing global retail, U.S. Polo Assn. was able to exceed our goal of $2 billion three years early and has set a target to hit $3 billion and 1,500 U.S. Polo Assn. stores in the near future."

True to the heritage of the brand, U.S. Polo Assn. maintains a strong connection to the sport of polo. By signing a recent landmark multi-year global deal with ESPN, the thrilling sport now has exposure to a massive global audience, extending to many parts of the world with reach to millions of households and multiple digital channels. The sport’s iconic U.S. Open Polo Championship®, which is broadcast by ESPN, now sits alongside the elite company of The Masters and Kentucky Derby as one of the country’s most prestigious spring sporting events.

In addition, the USPA now owns the USPA National Polo Center (NPC), the sport’s premier destination in North America. The 2024 American High-Goal Polo Season has brought record crowds and sellout Sundays, with the best polo in the world from January-April. Nestled in beautiful Palm Beach County, Florida, this outstanding venue spans 160 acres, encompassing multiple grass polo fields, fine dining, tennis courts, stadium seating, a swimming pool, and the NPC Retail Shop. Exciting updates to the world-class facility are slated for 2025.

"We continue to seek avenues and partnerships to expand into new global markets, as well as new and innovative areas of business. The combination of these factors, alongside our authentic connection to the sport of polo and outstanding global brand marketing, is the key to our global success," Prince adds. "I am optimistic about the U.S. Polo Assn. global business maintaining its leadership position among its industry peers while gaining market share and our ability to reach over $3 billion in worldwide sales and 1,500 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores in the coming years."

"Today, I am proud to say that our U.S. Polo Assn. global ecosystem is comprehensive of both the brand and the sport, with our $2.4 billion global sport-inspired brand, a global sports content platform with ESPN, and ownership of NPC, one of the sport’s most beautiful and prestigious venues," concludes Prince.

About U.S. Polo Assn. and USPA Global

U.S. Polo Assn. is the official brand of the United States Polo Association (USPA), the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States and one of the country’s oldest sports governing bodies, founded in 1890. With a multi-billion-dollar global footprint and worldwide distribution through more than 1,100 U.S. Polo Assn. retail stores as well as thousands of additional points of distribution, U.S. Polo Assn. offers apparel, accessories, and footwear for men, women, and children in more than 190 countries worldwide. A recent, multi-year deal with ESPN to broadcast several of the premier polo championships in the world, sponsored by U.S. Polo Assn., has made the thrilling sport accessible to millions of sports fans globally for the very first time.

U.S. Polo Assn. has consistently been named one of the top global sports licensors alongside the NFL, NBA, and MLB, according to License Global. In addition, the sport-inspired brand is being recognized around the world with awards for global growth, expansion, licensing, and digital growth. Due to its tremendous success as a global brand, particularly in the last five years, U.S. Polo Assn. has been featured in Forbes, Fortune, Modern Retail, and GQ as well as on Yahoo Finance and Bloomberg, among many other noteworthy media sources around the world.

For more information, visit uspoloassnglobal.com and follow @uspoloassn.

USPA Global is a subsidiary of the USPA and manages the global, multi-billion-dollar U.S. Polo Assn. brand, providing the sport with a long-term source of revenue. Through its subsidiary, Global Polo Entertainment (GPE), USPA Global also manages Global Polo TV, which provides sport and lifestyle content. For more sports content, visit globalpolo.com.

Contact Information

Stacey Kovalsky
VP Global PR and Communications
skovalsky@uspagl.com
+001.561.790.8036

Kaela Drake
PR & Communications Specialist
kdrake@uspagl.com
+001.561.461.8596

SOURCE: USPA Global Licensing Inc.

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Oyetola canvasses investment in research towards climate resilience


The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, on Monday in Abuja canvassed for continuous investment in research, innovation and technology to tackle Climate change in the country.

Oyetola, represented by his Permanent Secretary, Mr Olufemi Oloruntola, made the call in his opening address at a ‘Stakeholders Consultative Workshop on National Blue Economy Strategy.’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop was organized by the African Union for Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) with funding from the Kingdom of Norway.

According to Oyetola, investments in research, innovation, and technology can unlock new solutions for ocean conservation, resource efficiency, and climate resilience, paving the way for a more prosperous and sustainable future.

The minister said over-exploitation of marine resources, habitat destruction, pollution, and climate change threaten the health and resilience of ocean ecosystems.

‘To address the challenges requires concerted effo
rts to promote responsible resource management, mitigate environmental impacts, and build resilience to climate change.

‘This will help to build the potential to drive inclusive growth, create employment opportunities, and alleviate poverty, particularly in coastal and island communities.

‘When we choose to harness the vast potential of our oceans sustainably, we can unlock new sources of economic value, such as fisheries, aquaculture, marine tourism, renewable energy, and

biotechnology,’ he said.

Speaking, Mr Babatunde Sule, the Director of Maritime Services Department of the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy, said that climate change ought to be tackled collectively.

Sule said that priority ought to be placed on preventing calamities and disasters to reduce lost of lives on the marine environments.

Source: News Agency of Nigeria