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2018 U.N. Correspondents Association Awards For Best Journalistic Coverage Of The United Nations And U.N. Agencies


NEW YORK, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) invites media worldwide to submit entries for its 23nd annual UNCA Awards for the best print, broadcast (TV & Radio) and online, web-based media coverage of the United Nations, U.N. agencies and field operations.

2018 marks UNCA’s 70th anniversary celebrating seven decades of journalism committed to reporting on the UN and its many causes and objectives.

Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2018

The awards are open to all journalists anywhere in the world.  The Awards are:

1. The Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize, sponsored by the Alexander Bodini Foundation, for written media (including online media). The prize is for print and online coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies, named in honor of Elizabeth Neuffer, The Boston Globe bureau chief at the U.N., who died while on an assignment in Baghdad in 2003.

2. The Ricardo Ortega Memorial Prize for broadcast (TV & Radio) media. The prize is for broadcast coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies, named in honor of Ricardo Ortega, formerly the New York correspondent for Antena 3 TV of Spain, who died while on an assignment in Haiti in 2004.

3. The Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize for Climate Change. The prize is for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of climate change, biodiversity, and water.


Coverage of the U.N. and U.N. agencies is specified in each category; the committee welcomes coverage of all issues particularly on the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, peacekeeping operations and nonproliferation, including the elimination of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

Work in print, broadcast (TV & Radio) and online coverage must be published between September 2017 and August 2018.

The judges will look for entries with impact, insight and originality, and will consider the courage and investigative and reporting skills of the journalists.  Entries from the developing world media are particularly welcome.

Entries can be submitted in any of the official U.N. languages (English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, and Russian), however a written transcript in English or French is necessary to facilitate the judging process.

Each candidate can submit to no more than two (2) prize categories, with a maximum of three (3) stories in each. Joint entries are accepted.

Electronic files and web links uploaded to the online Entry Form are required.


Entries are submitted online by completing the UNCA Awards Entry Form.

On the first page, please complete your personal information and upload your photo.
The following page is where you will submit your work electronically by uploading web links and/or files directly to the Entry Form.

** Electronic entries are mandatory **

All entries must be received by September 15th, 2018

For Questions regarding UNCA Awards & entries please contact:
The UNCA Office, 1-212-963-7137.
Or send an email to



UNCA Awards Committee : Sherwin Bryce-Pease (UNCA President), Giampaolo Pioli (Awards Chairman), Valeria Robecco (UNCA Vice President), Carole Landry (UNCA Treasurer), Seana Magee (UNCA Secretary), Oscar Bolanos (UNCA Executive Member), Widad Franco (UNCA Executive Member), Tuyet Nguyen (Awards Selections Coordinator).

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CSA Global appoints Brendan Clarke as Manager for Africa

PERTH, Australia, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CSA Global is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Clarke as the Manager for its African operations.

Brendan Clarke

Brendan will be responsible for implementing CSA Global’s strategies in the region, driving business development and pursuing opportunities for operational improvement and growth.

Director of Europe and Africa, Galen White stated: “I am excited to welcome Brendan to the CSA Global team. We look forward to working together to build on our long history on the African continent. We are confident that Brendan will be influential in helping to shape and further solidify CSA Global as leading provider of geological and mining services to the region.”

Brendan is a geologist with a strong commercial acumen.  He has a PhD in Structural Geology and more than 20 years’ experience covering exploration, project evaluation, development studies and expert reporting across a broad range of mineral commodities.

Brendan’s most recent role was as Head of Geology for The MSA Group; a minerals industry consulting firm in South Africa. During his tenure at The MSA Group, Brendan played a significant role in helping to boost the company’s efforts into Africa, the Middle East and India. He was successful in winning significant contracts and building strong relationships with major, mid-tier and junior mining and exploration companies with operations in these regions.

Commenting on his appointment, Brendan stated: “I’m very excited to be joining the CSA Global team, and I am looking forward to the challenges associated with my new role and growing the market share in one of the world’s leading mining jurisdictions. I have worked on and managed many projects in more than 20 countries in Africa and I have a deep understanding of the region’s exploration and mining industry.”

“We’re excited about the wealth of technical and management experience that Brendan brings, including his track record of delivering high-quality technical work for clients globally,” stated Galen.

Brendan is a results-focused individual who possesses a strong entrepreneurial spirit and uses his technical prowess to deliver cost-effective, fit-for-purpose solutions to clients worldwide. In addition to his experience within the mineral exploration and mining sector, Brendan was involved in the delivery of solutions to donor-funded precompetitive geological data gathering and synthesis projects. He has published several papers across international journals and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa.

About CSA Global
CSA Global is a mining, geological, technology, and management consulting company providing strategic services and advice to companies to the international mining industry. CSA Global services mining clients worldwide from its offices in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

For more information:

Media Enquiries:
Magda Fimmano | Marketing and Communications Manager | CSA Global Pty Ltd
M: +61(0)406-383-203

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Hisense Launches 5376 Zone ULED TV

A New Record in Image Quality

MOSCOW, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On July 15th, Hisense, an official sponsor of the 2018 Russia FIFA World Cup™ from China, has officially launched the high-end flagship TV U9D at the Global Partner Conference in Moscow on the eve of the World Cup. The TV’s dynamic backlight is partitioned into 5376 zones for the first time, and it is the most partitioned and most image-refined TV in the world. With the independently developed super-image-quality ULED technology, Hisense has set a new standard for image quality in the global TV industry.

Hisense Launched 5376 Zone ULED TV

For the past 6 years, Hisense has continuously conducted research into multi-zone dynamic backlight control and Hiview engine technology based on LEDs, and has greatly upgraded image brightness, picture contrast, gradation level, dark details, and response time, to improve TV image quality to a world-class level. So far, Hisense has gone through five generations of technology and is constantly driving TV image quality to its peak level. Hisense has been twice awarded the “Gold Award for Global Annual Display Technology”.

Hisense 5376 Zone ULED U9D TV

“Display technology is the core of Hisense Technology,” said Chief Scientist Ma Xiaohang, “the launch of the U9D will further establish Hisense leading position in the global image quality field and make Hisense become a world-class master of imagery”.

Hisense Global Partner Conference

About Hisense

Founded in 1969, Hisense is one of the first state-level innovative enterprises and home of China’s state-level pilot research and development centers. Hisense has a national technological center, digital multimedia technology laboratory and a postdoctoral research institute. Hisense has R&D centers in Qingdao, Shenzhen, Shunde, Beijing, the United States, and Europe. Hisense has two listed companies (Hisense Electric Co., Ltd. (600060) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Hisense Kelon Electrical Holdings Company Ltd. (000921) on the Shenzhen and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges). Hisense also owns three famous trademarks (Hisense, Kelon and Ronshen).

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Tripp Lite Introduces Compact 3-Phase UPS System for Critical Applications

New SmartOnline® S3MX 3-Phase UPS offers clean and continuous power in a small footprint

CHICAGO, July 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tripp Lite, a world-leading manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has introduced the new S3MX Series, a SmartOnline® 3-Phase UPS system. Several sizes are available from 30 kVA to 200 kVA, configurable up to 400 kVA in parallel. Its market-leading footprint saves valuable space for other revenue-generating equipment.

Tripp Lite’s SmartOnline® S3MX UPS series provides clean and continuous power to critical loads through all power conditions in a compact design that is easy to manage and inexpensive to operate. It is perfect for critical applications in IT, communications, corporate, commercial, retail, financial, security, transportation, emergency and light industrial environments.

The SmartOnline® S3MX has an efficient, high-performance design that reduces the cost of ownership. Its 94% efficiency in double-conversion mode and 98% in ECO mode reduce an organization’s power and cooling costs. Its low THDi (< 3%) eliminates costly over-sizing of generators and other equipment, and its low THDv (≤ 2%) and active power factor correction improves output performance.

The S3MX’s large, 25.4 cm/10 in. color touchscreen display provides comprehensive onsite management through an advanced, intuitive and user-friendly interface. The optional WEBCARDLX accessory facilitates remote monitoring and control through HTML5 web, SSH/telnet and SNMP interfaces, as well as integration with a wide range of Network Management Systems and DCIM platforms.

Tripp Lite

“The S3MX Series is a compact and efficient 3-Phase UPS product line designed to support critical loads with reliable and cost-effective performance. The S3MX Series will significantly enhance our current international UPS offering SUTX, SVTX and our scalable and modular SVX Product line,” said Jose L. Medina, Product Line Manager.

About Tripp Lite
Outstanding product reliability and exceptional service have been Tripp Lite trademarks for over 95 years. Tripp Lite´s innovations include the world’s first UPS system designed specifically for personal computers and the world’s most trusted premium surge protector—the Isobar®—with more than 19 million in use. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Tripp Lite maintains a global presence with fully staffed offices worldwide. Additional information, including a list of Tripp Lite’s sales offices and authorized reseller partners, can be found by visiting Tripp Lite’s website:

Media Contact
Samantha Perryman
International Marketing Specialist
Tripp Lite
+1 773.869.1533

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ملاعب كأس العالم تعزز المكانة العالمية لشركة إس آي إس بيتشيز الإنجليزية

لندن، 14 يوليو / تموز، 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

نهائي موسكو يقام على أول عشب هجين من نوعه

يشهد الأحد إقامة نهائي كأس العالم لكرة القدم، الذي يعد النهائي الأول على الإطلاق الذي يقام على طبقة عشب اصطناعي تمثل تقنية ثورية، وهو الأمر الذي يضخ ملايين الجنيهات إلى إس آي إس بيتشيز “SIS Pitches” الشركة الإنجليزية التي تقف وراء هذه التقنية الرائدة.


قامت إس آي إس بتيشيز بتركيب عشبها الهجين باستخدام تقنية ضخ الألياف مع نظام تهوية تحت التربة في ستة ملاعب من بين 12 ملعبًا استضاف كأس العالم، ومنها ملعب لوجنيكي في موسكو الذي يتسع لـ 81,000 مشاهد، والذي سيستضيف الأحد المقبل النهائي المنتظر بين فرنسا وكرواتيا.

وتستخدم أرضية ملعب لوجنيكي عشب إس آي إس جراس “SISGrass“، – وهو عشب طبيعي بنسبة 95% ومعزز بـ 5% من الألياف الاصطناعية – وتقنية إس آي إس للتهوية “SISAir”، وهي نظام فريد للتهوية يستطيع التخلص من الأمطار المتدفقة من السطح خلال خمس ثوان، بينما يحسن من رطوبة الجذور عبر شبكة من الأنابيب تحت التربة.

وبهذه المناسبة، يشير جورج مولان “George Mullan”، المدير التنفيذي لشركة إس آي إس بيتشيز: “مع قرابة مليار شخص من المتوقع أن يشاهدوا المباراة النهائية، هناك ضغط واضح كي تكون أرضية الملعب في أفضل حال، على الرغم من استخدامها لأكثر من 60 ساعة – بما يعادل موسما كاملا من مباريات الدوري الإنجليزي الممتاز – خلال الأسابيع الخمس المنصرمة. وهو الأمر المستحيل تحقيقه على أرضية عشبية تقليدية”.

ويضيف، “تحدث الجميع عن جودة كرة القدم في هذه البطولة وبالتأكيد منحت أرضيتنا لمودريتش ولوكاكو ومبابي وكين مسرحًا مذهلاً للأداء. وكان التقييم الذي وصلنا من جميع المشاركين إيجابيًا بشكل هائل. فقد كانت البطولة بمثابة العرض الأول على مستوى العالم لهذه التقنيات التي اجتمعت في بطولة كأس العالم وأدت بشكل نموذجي”.

أما ملاعب كأس العالم الست التي تستخدم عشب إس آي إس جراس “SISGrass” فهي لوجنيكي، وسبارتاك، وسامارا، وكالينينغراد، وسارانسك، وروستوف.

وبعد تركيب أكثر من 80 عشبًا هجينًا حول العالم، بما في ذلك ملاعب فرق الدوري الإنجليزي الممتاز مثل تشيلسي، ونيوكاسل يونايتد، وفولام، وبورنموث، وملعب سيلتك بطل الدوري الاسكتلندي، ومجمع سانت جورج بارك الخاص بالاتحاد الإنجليزي لكرة القدم، ومع برشلونة  التي على وشك الانضمام إلى القائمة، تتوقع إس آي إس بيتشيز تحقيق عائدات سنوية ستنمو من 55 مليون جنيه إسترليني إلى 65 مليون جنيه إسترليني في 2019.

ويضيف مولان: “نحن نرى إمكانية تحقيق مكاسب كبيرة من الفرق الرياضية المحترفة في الولايات المتحدة واليابان، بالإضافة إلى قطاع الجامعات الأمريكي ونقوم هذا الصيف وحده بتركيب ثمان أرضيات من عشب إس آي إس جراس في فرنسا”.

ومنذ تأسيسها في 2001، تستعين إس آي إس بيتشيز بأكثر من 340 موظفًا حول العالم، ويقع مقر التصنيع في كمبريا، بإنجلترا. ولمزيد من المعلومات يرجى زيارة الموقع الإلكتروني

صدرت بواسطة بيغ بارتنرشيب “BIG Partnership” بالنيابة عن إس آي إس بيتشيز “SIS Pitches“.

المصدر: SIS Pitches