Intesa Sanpaolo: 800 scholarships for international student exchanges awarded by Intercultura since 2001

MILAN, Italy, May 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intesa Sanpaolo has been supporting the Intercultura Foundation for over 20 years in promoting international student mobility programmes. Thanks to the Group’s support, 800 students from all over Italy and abroad have been able to participate in study programmes in various countries around the world. This year, with the Bank’s contribution, 19 young high school students will study abroad during the 2023-24 school year. Together, the two organisations organised the event ‘Moving minds! Global education for the young people’, where they discussed interculturalism and the internationalisation of Italian schools in the setting of the Palazzo Belgioioso conference centre in Milan. The synergy between Intesa Sanpaolo and the Intercultura Foundation is in fact part of the group’s ESG commitment, which promotes – in line with the EU’s Strategic Research Agenda and the NRRP’s fourth mission – collaborations with schools and universities through joint programmes of scholarships, lectures, research support and international exchanges.
At the event, Elisa Zambito Marsala, Head of Social Development and University Relations at Intesa Sanpaolo, said that “the commitment to guarantee young people the right to education is a priority for us.” In Zambito’s words, “supporting young people’s access to studies and their informed choice of educational paths means preventing school drop-outs and consequently reducing social inequalities.” The opportunity of a study year abroad “is important to wake up, to get out of the daily routine and to see oneself from the outside, to understand that the whole world does not begin and end in Italy,” explained Roberto Ruffino, Secretary General of the Intercultura Foundation, on the sidelines of the event. “We live in a globalised world, but the school is not globalised, it keeps looking inwards at itself. So getting out of your own environment, seeing yourself through the eyes of other people, from other parts of the world, is a fundamental part of your education,” Ruffino stressed, adding that students “learn to fend for themselves, they don’t have their mommy and daddy looking after them. They have to fend for themselves in many situations, and that is the most important lesson they learn.”
Intesa Sanpaolo, Zambito added, has “always paid great attention to the training of young people, the development of transversal skills, and has always supported the internationalisation of schools, in order to enable young people to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, a commitment that we share with the Intercultura programme.” During the event, the students, accompanied by their families, received their Intercultura scholarships.

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WillScot Mobile Mini to Participate in Deutsche Bank Global Industrials, Materials & Building Products Conference

PHOENIX, May 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. (“WillScot Mobile Mini” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: WSC), the North American leader in innovative flexible space and storage solutions, today announced that Tim Boswell, President and Chief Financial Officer, will participate in private investor meetings at the Deutsche Bank Global Industrials, Materials & Building Products Conference in New York, NY, on June 8, 2023.

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WillScot Mobile Mini trades on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the ticker symbol “WSC.” Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the Company is a leading business services provider specializing in innovative flexible space and storage solutions. WillScot Mobile Mini services diverse end markets across all sectors of the economy from a network of approximately 240 branch locations and additional drop lots throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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FCB New York Wins Sports Emmy for Michelob ULTRA’s “McEnroe vs McEnroe”

The AI-powered tennis match that aired as a prime-time special on ESPN tops off a stunning awards season for brand and agency

FCB New York Wins Sports Emmy for Michelob ULTRA’s “McEnroe vs McEnroe”

FCB New York and Michelob ULTRA have been awarded the 2023 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Digital Innovation by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the groundbreaking long-form film “McEnroe vs McEnroe,” a first-of-its-kind branded AI activation that aired as a prime-time special on ESPN.

NEW YORK, May 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FCB New York and Michelob ULTRA have been awarded the 2023 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Digital Innovation by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the groundbreaking long-form film “McEnroe vs McEnroe,” a first-of-its-kind branded AI activation that aired as a prime-time special on ESPN.

Through the combination of AI, Unreal Engine MetaHuman technology, body tracking, and a pair of perfectly synchronized robotic arms, “McEnroe vs McEnroe” became the first tennis match in history in which a legend of the sport was able to take on younger versions of himself in real time. The final result was so impressive that ESPN decided to air it — free of charge to the brand — as an hour-long special in prime time across 52 countries. With over 10 million views, “McEnroe vs McEnroe” became one of the most-watched sports events of the year, besting the 2021 NBA Finals.

This win marks the first Sports Emmy for both Michelob ULTRA and FCB New York, which, throughout their multi-year partnership, have been pushing the boundaries of technology in novel ways to enhance the enjoyment of sports. Like in 2020, when COVID-19 restrictions made it impossible for fans to attend games in person, and they launched “Courtside,” a platform that allowed fans to attend virtually — which included seeing their faces in the stands and chatting with people in their “section” — by scanning a Michelob ULTRA bottle.

Michelob ULTRA’s distinct positioning around joy — doubling down on cultural relevance, grabbing people’s attention and reminding them that joy is not just an afterthought — has helped the brand grow to the 2nd-biggest beer in the country. They’ve achieved this success despite relentless category competition and headwinds for the light-beer category, which has declined 3% to 4% per year since 2013.

To date, “McEnroe vs McEnroe” has earned more than 120 media placements, with Sports Illustrated saying it “could be the future of sports” and Yahoo! praising it for “reinventing sports entertainment.” Since the launch of the program, organic searches for “Michelob ULTRA” have grown by 95%.

“An idea as ambitious as ‘McEnroe vs McEnroe’ can only happen when you have that perfect storm of relentless creatives, visionary clients and dedicated partners — all with a Never Finished spirit and a shared belief in the power of creativity as an economic multiplier,” said Michael Aimette, Chief Creative Officer of FCB New York.

“We simply can’t thank our clients at Michelob ULTRA enough for locking arms with us to bring this idea to life, and for always proving that ‘it’s only worth it if you enjoy it,’” added Emma Armstrong, FCB New York’s CEO.

FCB New York is currently the #1 agency in the world according to the recently released One Club Global Rankings, as well as the #1 Creative Agency for Effectiveness as named in the WARC Effective 100 list. It was awarded Agency of the Year by the Clios, as well as Campaign’s Experiential and B2B Agency of the Year, and was named to the Contagious Pioneers list of best and bravest agencies in the world.

“McEnroe vs McEnroe” has swept the 2022/2023 advertising awards season, taking home Ad Age’s Tech Innovation of the Year, five Cannes Lions, 15 Clios, 13 ADC awards and 24 awards at The One Show.

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FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding) is a global, award-winning and integrated marketing communications company with a heritage of creativity and success dating from 1873.

FCB New York has been recognized globally for using creativity as an economic multiplier to drive meaningful business results for its clients, among them AB InBev, the FDA, MorningStar Farms, New York Mets and Spotify. In 2023 alone, the agency was named the #1 agency in the world on The One Club’s Global Rankings, awarded Agency of the Year by the Clios, honored as WARC’s #1 Creative Agency for Effectiveness, named to Contagious Pioneers’ list of best and bravest agencies in the world, and chosen as Campaign’s Experiential and B2B Agency of the Year. With more than 8,000 people in 109 operations in 80 countries, FCB is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). Visit or follow @FCBglobal and @fcbnewyork on Instagram.

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NA Chairman hosts US Senate delegation

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue gave a reception in Hanoi on May 26 a delegation of US Senators led by Senator Mike Crapo, during which the host hoped that their ongoing Vietnam visit will be an important milestone, contributing to deepening the ties between the two countries and parliaments.

The Chairman spoke highly of the positive, substantive and comprehensive development of bilateral relations in recent years, while recalling recent contacts and meetings between the two sides, including the phone talks between Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and US President Joe Biden on March 29 and a meeting between Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and President Biden on the sidelines of the expanded G7 Summit in Japan in May.

Vietnam appreciates the US strengthening cooperation with partners the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, Hue said, adding that Vietnam hopes the US, through new strategies and initiatives, will continue to demonstrate its strong commitment to upholding ASEAN centrality, the ASEAN-US Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, as well as the Mekong–US Partnership.

Expressing his agreement with Hue’s opionions on cooperation in addressing war consequences, collaboration in economy, trade, investment and between the two countries’ legislative agencies, Senate Crapo said the US senator delegation’s visit aims to strengthen bilateral ties, promote opportunities in business and trade, address war aftermath, continue cooperation in searching for servicemen missing during wartime and efforts to clean up dioxin-contaminated areas.

Agreeing with the NA Chairman’s view on a record of 123 billion USD in two-way trade between Vietnam and the US last year, Senator Crapo expressed his hope that the figure will continue growing.

The US Senator highly valued Vietnam’s commitments on all four pillars in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) initiative.

According to the US Senator, the two sides can cooperate in multilateral and bilateral cooperation mechanism. This is also one of the US’s current highest priorities to nations, including Vietnam, and the Indo-Pacific region.

He welcomed Vietnam’s approach to global trade issues, and wished to work with Vietnam to realise cooperation plans.

During the meeting, both sides spoke highly of the role of parliamentary cooperation in the two countries’ relations, saying that both parliaments have increased mutual visits and contacts in recent times. They supported and hoped to further strengthening the relations between the two parliaments via the exchange of delegations at all levels, especially high-level ones, to promote cooperation between their legislative agencies and collaboration in areas.

Chairman Hue said he hopes the two legislatures will continue to expand cooperation in various forms so that US congressmen and Vietnamese NA deputies understand more on situtation in each country, bilateral relations, especially young parliamentarians; promote the exchange and coordination mechanism between the two countries’ parliaments, their committees, friendship parliamentary groups, parliamentary assistants, and soon establish a group of parliamentarians who are in favour of Vietnam–US relations in the US Congress.

Also at the meeting, Hue voiced Vietnam’s support for the US in its role as the APEC Chair 2023, and hoped that the US would support Vietnam’s bid to host APEC Year 2027.

On the East Sea issue, Vietnam highly apprecitated the US’s support for Vietnam and ASEAN’s stance regarding the East Sea, including ensuring freedom of navigation and overflight, and peaceful settlement of disputes on the basis of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Chairman Hue hoped for more US congressmen to visit Vietnam to understand the country’s achivements in its process of development and ensuring social welfare.

On this occasion, Hue invited the US to attend the ninth Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) to be hosted by the National Assembly of Vietnam in this September in Hanoi.

After the meeting, the US Senate delegation attended a working session of the National Assembly./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

PM: Vietnam values comprehensive partnership with US

Vietnam always treasures comprehensive partnership with the US, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh told a delegation from the US Senate led by Senator Mike Crapo in Hanoi on May 26.

PM Chinh spoke highly of the maintenance of high-level contacts, especially the recent successful phone talks between Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and US President Joe Biden.

He suggested that in the near future, both sides continue enhancing cooperation in the fields of economy, trade, investment, science and technology, education and training, innovation, digital transformation, and climate change response.

The host asked the US senators to support the US opening its market to and limiting anti-dumping investigations and trade remedy measures against Vietnamese goods, especially agro-forestry-fisheries, which directly affect the people’s livelihoods.

He also urged the US Congress to continue heeding and allocating resources for cooperation with Vietnam in overcoming the war consequences, as well as offer support to the Vietnamese community in the US.

Expressing their impression on Vietnam’s country, people, and development, the US senators said they support a strong, independent, self-resilient, and prosperous Vietnam and respect its independence, sovereignty, and political regime.

They said they will promote substantive and effective relations between the two countries, wish for stronger partnerships in trade and investment, and support negotiations on bilateral and multilateral trade agreements of which both countries are members.

The guests vowed to back Vietnam’s and ASEAN’s stance on the East Sea issue and underlined the need to maintain peace, stability, freedom, security and safety of navigation and overflight in the waters./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

15th NA’s fifth session enters fifth working day

The 15th National Assembly continued the fifth working day at the ongoing fifth session in Hanoi on May 26, under the chair of NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

At the morning plenary session presided over by NA Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Hai, the NA listened to Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung’s report and Chairman of the NA Committee on Finance-Budget Le Quang Manh’s report on examining the NA’s draft Resolution on piloting several special policies and mechanisms for the development of Ho Chi Minh City.

Later, member of the NA Standing Committee and Chairman of the NA Committee on Science, Technology, and Environment Le Quang Huy delivered a report on collecting feedback on the draft revised Law on Protection of Consumers’ Rights which were then discussed by the legislators.

Concluding the discussions, Huy also explained several issues raised by deputies.

At the afternoon plenary session chaired by NA Vice Chairman Tran Quang Phuong, Minister of National Defence Phan Van Giang presented a report while Chairman of the NA Committee on National Defence and Security Le Tan Toi delivered a verification report on the draft law on the management and protection of national defence works and military zones.

Lawmakers also for the first time looked into the results of monitoring the settlement of voters’ suggestions sent to the 15th NA’s fourth session.

As scheduled on May 27 morning, they will consider reports examining the draft Law on People’s Public Security, the draft Law on amendments and supplements to several articles of the Law on Entry and Exit of Vietnamese Citizens and the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam., a report on the NA’s draft supervision programme for 2024.

In the afternoon, they will debate in groups the draft Law amending and supplementing several articles of the Law on People’s Public Security, the draft Law amending and supplementing several articles of the Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens and the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Painting masterpieces from the Netherlands come to Hanoi

An exhibition showcasing the masterpieces of Dutch artists from the Golden Age to the end of the 19th century opened in Hanoi on May 26.

Jointly organised by the the Embassy of the Netherlands in Hanoi, Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum and Rijksmuseum – the national museum of the Netherlands, the exhibition, entitled “Blooming Light, Soaking Light: Masterpieces from the Netherlands,” marks the 50th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic relations.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Director of the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum Nguyen Anh Minh said that the exhibition is an opportunity for the public to enjoy classic works from the Dutch Golden Age – the period from the end of the 16th century to the 17th century.

Sixty-nine masterpieces by 66 master painters of Europe in general and the Netherlands in particular, such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Vemmer, selected from the collection of the Rijksmuseum museum, are introduced to the Vietnamese art lovers in the form of electronic and printed slide shows. The exhibition explores “light” from the symbolic, metaphorical, as well as technical perspective.

Ambassador Kees van Baar shared the works displayed in the exhibition are some of the best of what Dutch fine arts has to offer. The art has the ability to connect and bring people together, and that is exactly what the celebration of 50 years of bilateral relations between Vienam and the Netherlands this year is all about.

Inspired by the poem “We Silver Beings, Misty Light, Plants Growing” by the famous Dutch poet Herman Gorter, the exhibition explores and rediscovers different notions of “light” through the works of art by Dutch master painters.

Examining nearly 70 pieces under five main themes: Landscape, Still Life, Portrait, Genre Art and Spiritual Realm, the exhibition recreates and interprets light in Dutch art history and reveals how it reflects the changes in the human perception of reality and the metaphysical world.

Employing a hybrid format, with the combination of fine printing on silk and digital projection, the exhibition will bring audiences an opportunity to better understand the Dutch cultural identities, lifestyle and beliefs.

It runs until June 11,2023 at 1F, B Building, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, No. 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Congratulations offered to Georgia’s leaders on National Day

President Vo Van Thuong on May 26 sent a message of congratulations to Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili on the 105th National Day of Georgia (May 26, 1918 -2023).

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh extended congratulations to his Georgian counterpart Irakli Garibashvili, while National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh congratulated Chairman of the Parliament Shalva Papuashvili.

On the occasion, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son cabled a congratulatory message to his Georgian counterpart Ilia Darchiashvili./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency