Nitto ATP Finals, the tennis competition turns the spotlight on the cultural and gastronomic riches of Turin and Piedmont

Italy Nitto ATP Finals

Until 20 November, Turin and Piedmont are hosting the second edition of one of the most important tournaments in men’s tennis: the Nitto ATP Finals, organised by the FIT (Italian Tennis Federation) and the ATP (Association of Professional Tennis Players). Pictured, some of the local attractions.

TURIN, Italy, Nov. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Not only tennis. Until 20 November, Turin and Piedmont are hosting the second edition of one of the most important tournaments in men’s tennis: the Nitto ATP Finals, organised by the FIT (Italian Tennis Federation) and the ATP (Association of Professional Tennis Players).

However, the world’s best eight tennis players have turned the media spotlight not only on the Pala Alpitour court where they are competing, but also on the city and the whole of Piedmont.

Turin is in turmoil thanks to a rich calendar of activities and events that are animating the city centre and its main venues: Palazzo Madama, Piazza San Carlo, Via Roma, Piazza Vittorio. While Piedmont in general is a destination in recent weeks for tourists and especially foreign journalists who are discovering and reporting on the region at an international level, thanks to a press tour in some of Asti and Alessandria Monferrato area, organised by Visit Piemonte, the regional marketing and promotion company.

In Turin, tourists, journalists and sports lovers can enjoy a dynamic cultural scene with over 50 museums, including the Egyptian Museum, the MAUTO-National Automobile Museum, the Royal Museums, the MAO-Museum of Oriental Art and the GAM-Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art. Turin is also home to the Royal Residences of the House of Savoy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, which allows a fascinating journey through Piedmont’s art treasures and nature. Designed and embellished by leading architects and artists between the 17th and 18th centuries, the royal residences stretch from the centre of Turin to the immediate surroundings, touching the Langhe and Canavese.

The city of vermouth, homemade ice creams, gianduiotti and breadsticks, Turin’s culinary tradition is for true connoisseurs, with Michelin-starred restaurants and the typical trattorias. But the list of the cities of art and culture of Piedmont is long: Alessandria, with its Baroque buildings, scenic squares, streets, and stores; Asti, with the Palio, the famous medieval commemoration held every year in September, the artistic heritage ranging from Romanesque to Baroque, in the heart of the Vineyard Landscape of Langhe Roero and Monferrato UNESCO; Alba, a Creative City for Gastronomy UNESCO and capital of the famous white truffle; Biella, among the UNESCO Creative Cities for “Crafts & Folk Art”; Cuneo, known for its seventeenth-century Cathedral of Santa Maria del Bosco, the Church of Santa Chiara, Palazzo Audifreddi, the church of St. Ambrose; Novara, surrounded by plains and rice fields, with medieval midtown, and the soaring brick dome of the Basilica of San Gaudenzio, the highest in Europe. Verbania, “a garden on the lake”, with the Borromean Islands and the Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto – 1,000 plants and 20,000 varieties and species of interest; Vercelli, a stop for pilgrims on their way from Canterbury to Rome and an important junction of the Via Francigena, as well as the European capital of rice and an economic-social laboratory.

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MeituEve’s Exhibition in Cosmoprof Asia 2022 Showcases Its Evidence-Based AI Skin Analysis Technology to Help Business Owners Shape the Future of Beauty Business

MeituEve presents its latest innovative products and services at the leading B2B beauty exhibition – Cosmoprof Asia.

MeituEve at Cosmoprof Onstage

MeituEve at Cosmoprof Onstage

SINGAPORE, Nov. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At Cosmoprof Asia 2022 – Singapore special edition, MeituEve and the world’s leading beauty businesses shared their successes and presented the latest innovative technology at the trade show and a special live stage event – Cosmo Onstage – where people can discover beauty trends come to life.

MeituEve’s display area at Singapore Expo highlights surprising user-friendly devices that can complement any modern beauty salon or beauty brand counter. The exhibition booth has attracted hundreds of beauty business owners, skincare enthusiasts and other individuals, and provided them with detailed skin insight reports brought by panoramic AI skin analyzers. Beyond the skin analyzers, MeituEve offers business owners SaaS service to help them adapt in a new era of retail, as consumers are looking for scientific solutions with proven data. Recently, MeituEve participated in publishing Evaluation Criteria for Human Skin Aging, which bridges the gap of Asian skin standards. Because of MeituEve’s recent success, it has been nominated for a special onstage live show.

MeituEve adheres to the principle of “Reveal consumer insights with scientific proof” and takes the lead in attempting to develop omni-channel AI skin analyzers for various business scenarios. During the live show, MeituEve introduced its consumer omni-channel skincare insight solution with its latest products and services, perfectly showcasing how skin science and business intelligence work together. In the demo session, MeituEve showed how the 3D panoramic AI skin analyzer works and interpreted the skin insight report in detail, which helps business owners fully appreciate comprehensive and scientific-based skin analysis with standards.

MeituEve has dedicated years to deep-learning based algorithms for skin issues, and has jointly released two major scientific research achievements that were selected for publication in the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) and the International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin (ISBS). With MeituEve’s entry into Southeast Asia, the population will have access to state-of-the-art technology, and, more importantly, have a more scientific understanding of their own skin.

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Our products and services support beauty businesses. We use AI skin diagnostics to observe and identify skincare needs, helping beauty consultants and customers to know the WHAT, WHY and HOW of achieving healthier skin.

Based on award-winning algorithms and patented technologies, MeituEve offers panoramic AI skin analyzers, a hand-held skin analyzer and a photo-based skin analysis app for O2O scenarios.

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You Can Now Mint XEN Crypto for Free on OKC

VICTORIA, Seychelles, Nov. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKC (OKX Chain), the EVM and IBC compatible chain backed by OKX – the world’s second-largest crypto exchange by trading volume – today announced an integration with XEN Crypto, the fastest-growing community in the crypto space. Now, users can mint and stake XEN tokens on OKC.

XEN Crypto is a fair crypto for the masses, based on the first principles, delineated by Satoshi Nakamoto in the Bitcoin Whitepaper and realized by Jack Levin, the founder of XEN, it aims to empower the individual with no pre-mint for investors and founders, an immutable contract with no admin keys, and proof of participation protocol.

“Over 60 million wallet addresses have engaged with the XEN ecosystem since launch. Staying true to first principles of Crypto, XEN has experienced one of the fastest-growing engagements with its users. We are pleased to be welcomed by the OKX Crypto Ecosystem, bringing the friendliest, lowest barrier-to-entry Crypto Project to its new playground,” shares Levin.

“There is no better project that we could work with, considering the fair launch nature of XEN, reiterating why we are all here in the first place. The OKC team is always looking for the next project that could provide better utility and experience for our users, and one that could also inspire innovation within the ecosystem – we’re happy to have XEN integrated with us,” Chai Li, Head of OKC Ecosystem elaborates.

OKC users can mint XEN tokens and stake to mint more XEN with OKX Web3 wallet or Metamask. Users can stay updated with the XEN project’s latest developments through OKC’s Twitter channel (@okcnetwork).

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OKC (OKX Chain) is an EVM-compatible L1 built on Cosmos with a focus on true interoperability (IBC) and maximized performance. At high scalability, developers can build and scale with low gas fees. The OKC ecosystem and infrastructure, including the all-in-one multi-chain Web3 interface, enables a seamless experience for both developers and users.
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BI’s budget projected to suffer Rp19.99-trillion deficit in 2023

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Bank Indonesia (BI) Governor Perry Warjiyo has forecast the central bank’s budget to suffer a deficit of Rp19.99 trillion in 2023.

The deficit will likely result from BI’s spending projected to cross Rp161.43 trillion as compared to its revenues estimated at Rp141.43 trillion, Warjiyo stated at a working meeting with the House of Representatives’ (DPR’s) Commission XI here on Monday.

“The main deficit will come from the policy budget that has the potential to suffer a fairly large deficit,” he noted.

The policy budget is projected to record a deficit of Rp33.15 trillion due to the central bank’s huge spending estimated at Rp145.93 trillion as compared to its revenues projected to reach Rp112.77 trillion, he noted.

The huge spending on the policy budget has to do with the efforts to stabilize the rupiah’s exchange rate and the increase in key interest rate, he noted.

Meanwhile, the operational budget is expected to record a surplus of Rp13.16 trillion as a result of the difference between the revenues estimated at Rp28.68 trillion and spending at Rp15.49 trillion.

He said the spending on operational budget contained in the BI Draft Annual Budget (RATBI) 2023 covers the management of foreign currency assets at Rp28.6 trillion, supporting operational activities, at Rp4 billion, and administrative revenues, Rp55 billion.

“There are still revenues from the management of foreign currency assets. Although we still have needs to intervene in the rupiah(‘s exchange rate) from the foreign exchange reserve, the foreign interest rate increases,” he said.



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Indonesian, US marine forces holding joint exercise in Lampung

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Marine forces from the US military and the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) are holding the inaugural Keris Marine Exercise (MAREX) in Lampung.

The joint exercise is being held from November 11–25, 2022, at the Piabung training area in Pesawaran Regency, Lampung, the US Embassy in Jakarta informed in a statement released on Monday.

The inaugural bilateral exercise, led by the US Marine Corps and Korps Marinir Republik Indonesia (KORMAR), is aimed at promoting military interoperability and maritime domain awareness capabilities, strengthening relationships, and expanding the capabilities of the participating forces.

At least 180 US Marines from the Marine Rotational Force-Southeast Asia (MRF-SEA) and 260 KORMAR Marines from the 7th Marine Battalion are training closely together at this year’s Keris MAREX.

The joint exercise’s activities are focused on increasing combined capabilities for coastal defense, joint fires, rocket artillery, small unmanned aerial systems, and cultural and community engagements.

“Keris MAREX 23 enables MRF-SEA to develop bilateral problem-solving techniques and forges bonds of friendship between Americans and Indonesians,” the MRF-SEA communication strategy and operations director, Capt. Larry Boyd, said.

“Most importantly, though, in today’s environment, when the world sometimes seems to be facing one crisis after another, exercises like Keris MAREX 23 have become increasingly important,” he added.

The exercise highlights the strength and stability of the US-Indonesia relationship and seeks to promote a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, he said.

The exercise covers training evolutions such as patrolling, close-quarters battles and ambushing techniques, unmanned aircraft system employment, sensor-to-strike operations, tactical combat casualty care, and explosive ordnance disposal.

The exercise also includes exchanges on several functional areas, including joint planning, expeditionary advanced basing operations, joint planning operations, and small boat operations.

The exercise will culminate with a mission rehearsal that will seek to increase interoperability and display emerging maritime domain awareness capabilities, the US Embassy informed.



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Govt’s final decision awaited for F-15 EX purchase: Defense Minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government’s final decision is awaited for the purchase of F-15 EX, a 4.5-generation fighter jet from the United States, Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto stated.

“The negotiation (for the purchase of F-15) still continues. I believe that it will depend on the government’s final decision,” he noted after his meeting with the US Minister of Defense LIoyd J. Austin III here, Monday.

According to Subianto, the government’s current main priority is controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for the impact of food security conditions in Indonesia and inflation caused by the energy price spike across the world.

“The Ukrainian war’s impact is very real, and all the warning from international institutions, from the World Bank, IMF, and ADB, and warning on the climate situation next year can affect our food production,” he remarked.

This will be a factor to be considered in the Indonesian government’s final decision, he noted.

“However, as the defense minister, we have calculated this. We have designed programs with our United States partner in the industry sector that we trust,” he remarked.

Meanwhile, Austin has supported the Indonesian government’s efforts to modernize their weapon system.

The US supports the minister’s continued efforts to modernize the system and Indonesia’s defense capability through any means they can use, he remarked.

The F-16 already faces a healthy competition, while the F-15 platform provides additional capacity, and the two platforms complement one another, he noted.

The US has several differing platforms that work together, he explained.

During the event, Subianto also said he was satisfied with the state of bilateral cooperation with the United States in the defense sector.

“I convey my satisfaction with the ongoing bilateral cooperation. Relations between our two countries have been ongoing for decades and are currently in a good situation,” he remarked.


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G20 momentum could promote inclusive job market: Manpower Minister

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The momentum and outcomes of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency could support the push for an inclusive job market, including an increase in the employment of persons with disabilities, Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah, has said.

“Currently, the issue of disability is not only a national issue but also an international issue and a cross-cutting issue. This issue was one of the priority issues of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency in 2022,” she informed at the National Awards for Companies and SOEs that Hire Disabled People here on Monday.

G20 is an international forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union that work together to handle major issues. Indonesia held the presidency of the grouping this year. The G20 Summit was held in Bali on November 15–16, 2022.

In the field of employment, Indonesia’s G20 Presidency resulted in the Action Plan on Accelerating and Monitoring the G20 Principles for the Labor Market Integration of Persons with Disabilities.

According to Fauziyah, with the action plan in place, Indonesia must accelerate the monitoring of G20 principles for the creation of an inclusive job market.

The principles include promoting inclusive jobs for persons with disabilities in line with the sustainable development goals (SDGs), providing training and vocational training adjusted to the job market’s needs, increasing the participation of persons with disabilities in the job market, and providing entrepreneurship opportunities.

In Indonesia, Law Number 8 of 2016 concerning Persons with Disabilities stipulates that the percentage of workers with disabilities must be no less than two percent in the central and regional governments as well as SOEs (state-owned enterprises) and regional-owned enterprises (BUMD) and at least one percent in private companies.

“I hope, with this momentum and the commitment from the results of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency, we can continue to intensify various steps and implement the Disability Services Unit,” she remarked.

The minister further said she hopes that private companies, SOEs, and BUMD would increase the employment of persons with disabilities and report their employment to the manpower field offices in their respective regions.



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Ministry mobilizes resources for Cianjur quake disaster response

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing has mobilized personnel and heavy equipment as part of the disaster response to the 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Cianjur district, West Java, on Monday.

“We are mobilizing personnel and heavy equipment from the nearest area (approximately 10 kilometers) to remove fallen trees and landslide (material blocking) the national road,” ministry spokesperson Endra S. Atmawidjaja informed here.

The deployment of personnel and equipment is aimed at restoring traffic on the Puncak-Cipanas-Cianjur national road, where a road section has been affected by the earthquake, he said.

“One of the locations that we received the damage report is on a road section connecting Cianjur to Puncak in Cugenang sub-district,” he informed.

The ministry has received no reports of road damage caused by the earthquake due to structural failure, he said adding, all reported road issues have been related to obstructions caused by fallen trees or landslides.

“We will ready personnel and heavy equipment at the Cugenang location to anticipate aftershocks or more landslides,” the official said.

Earlier, the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BKMG) reported that a 5.6-magnitude earthquake jolted the southwestern part of Cianjur district, West Java, at 1:21 p.m. local time (UTC +7) on Monday.

According to the BMKG, the earthquake, whose epicenter was located 10 km underground southwest of Cianjur, was felt at V MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) in Cianjur, IV-V MMI in Garut and Sukabumi, and III MMI in Cimahi, Lembang, Bandung, Cikalong Wetan, Rangkasbitung, Bogor, and Bayah.

The tremor was felt at II-III MMI in Rancaekek, South Tangerang, Jakarta, and Depok. The agency said that the earthquake had no potential to cause a tsunami.


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