Monaco Smart Yacht Rendezvous, promoting exchanges between innovation players and professionals

Monaco Smart Yacht Rendezvous, promoting exchanges between innovation players and professionals.

Bringing innovation all along a yachts life cycle.


MONACO, Feb. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Promoting sustainable solutions for the Luxury Yachting sector and boats over 24m. It is the aim of the first Monaco Smart Yacht Rendezvous. The event will take place on the 23rd & 24th March 2023, following the success of the first two editions of the Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous (next one 24-25 September 2023). Marina experts M3 (Monaco Marina Management) have now broadened their horizons focusing on getting yachting industry players (+24m boats) together with innovation players to drive a collective response to climate challenges. The Monaco Smart Yacht Rendezvous, organised during the Monaco Ocean Week under the aegis of the ‘Monaco, Capital of Advanced Yachting’ approach, is supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Credit Suisse and the expertise of innovation for a sustainable economy specialists, Blumorpho.

With the aim of promoting exchanges in the run up to the event, the Monaco Smart Yacht Rendezvous offers startups, scaleups and innovation companies the opportunity to meet online to gain a better understanding of all aspects relating to a yacht’s life cycle from R&D to its usage, maintenance and dismantling. This first edition gathers an ecosystem of all those involved who by working together will help fast-track use of innovative technologies to progress the goal of a future where sustainability, carbon neutrality and respect for biodiversity take centre stage. To this end, then, designers, owners, captains and shipyards join investors, startups, scaleups and innovation-focused companies to act together. Those selected are referenced in an E-Catalogue with short presentations on their new solutions applicable to yachts. The ultimate aim of the process is to present a Smart Innovative Yacht Award on Friday 24th March for the most intelligent and eco-responsible solution in three categories (startups, scaleups and companies).

Speaking in turn Marc Hervás, Sustainability Coordinator at MB92 Group, world leader for superyacht refits, repairs and maintenance committed to sustainability, and new technologies for yachting consultant, Laurent Pérignon, these first discussions helped pinpoint the yachting sector’s needs. “Our fleet can be improved in many areas like water treatment, energy efficiency and propulsion systems” says Marc Hervás. “All eyes are on the sector and we have to be proactive and lead change. Companies that want to engage should work on a sustainable development strategy. This should include scope for the creation of partnerships and alliances as they are key to progression towards sustainability.” Every year, more than 500 yachts over 24m are built and as many sold on the second-hand market.

In the current energy context, decarbonisation is only possible if investment decisions are motivated by an environmental conscience shared by all, hence the need to act together. Paris Baloumis, Marketing Director at shipyard Oceanco and Wim Verhoeff, its Project Manager Fleet Support, where the ambition is to develop and support the world’s most advanced and inspiring motor and sailing yachts, were among the speakers. “All owners want to make the right choice when it comes to sustainability. The only question is how far customers want to push the innovation envelope. Some like proven technologies, others want to drive the whole industry forward and try technologies that are still untested or unavailable. Either way, owners are now talking about sustainability and so are their children”.

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Chain Announces Acquisition of Licensed Crypto Company in Europe and Launch of Chain Prime

Chain Prime is Poised to Disrupt the OTC Market, Bringing a New Level of Efficiency and Innovation to Crypto Trading

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CHARLESTOWN, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Feb. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chain, the leading provider of blockchain infrastructure and Web3 services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of a licensed European crypto provider, which has become a new entity, Chain Europe UAB. Following this new acquisition, Chain has launched Chain Prime, an automated over-the-counter (OTC) trading system designed to give clients access to deep liquidity through the Chain Engine.

Chain Prime will be designed to aggregate centralized order books from top exchanges to provide users with the best execution rates. Unlike typical OTC providers, Chain Prime will not charge a large fee or high spread to execute high-volume trades. Instead, its proprietary Chain Engine automates the entire process including settlement and delivery to verified accounts. Chain Prime will be available 24/7/365, and will not be accessible in all regions. Once Chain Prime is launched to the public, additional information and terms and conditions for service zones will be available.

“We are thrilled to launch Chain Prime,” said CEO of Chain, Deepak Thapliyal. “Chain Prime is a leading-edge product that will provide users with access to deep liquidity and the best execution rate. We are confident that this product will revolutionize the OTC market.”

Chain Prime will revolutionize OTC Trading, enabling buyers and sellers to securely trade crypto through various exchanges with maximum privacy. Chain’s decentralized technology framework allows for greater flexibility than traditional exchanges, enabling users to customize their transactions according to their needs. With Chain Prime, traders can enjoy the intimacy of highly individualized OTC trades.

Chain Prime is currently available through invitation only. We invite you to visit for more information on Chain Prime, and how to sign up.

About Chain

Chain is a blockchain infrastructure solution company that has been on a mission to enable a smarter and more connected economy since 2014. Chain offers builders in the Web3 industry services that help streamline the process of developing, and maintaining their blockchain infrastructures. Chain implements a SaaS model for its products that addresses the complexities of overall blockchain management. Chain offers a variety of products such as Ledger, Cloud, and NFTs as a service. Companies who choose to utilize Chain’s services will be able to free up resources for developers and cut costs so that clients can focus on their own products and customer experience. Learn more:
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Edison: solid operating performance in 2022, with EBITDA up 12.4% to 1,1 billion euros

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Edison’s Board of Directors met yesterday and reviewed the financial statements as at December 31, 2022, which demonstrated a strong growth in sales to 30.4 billion euros, mainly as a result of increased raw material costs. The Company played a strategic role for the country’s energy security, covering in 2022 about 20% of Italy’s gas requirements, thanks to a flexible and diversified supply portfolio which contributed to the substitution of Russian’s gas imports.

The increase in EBITDA to 1,112 million euros (+12.4% from 989 million in 2021) reflects the company’s strong industrial performance. The performance of the thermoelectric power generation and gas portfolio activities allowed to more than offset the drop in renewable generation, especially hydroelectric power generation due to the record-breaking drought during the year, and the negative impact of higher prices on retails sales margins partially absorbed by Edison to limit the impact on end customers.

The Group ended 2022 with a decline in net profit of over 63% to 151 million euros (413 million euros in 2021) as a result of the exceptional negative impact of the “Taglia prezzi” and “Aiuti” decrees and of the budget law 2023 worth about 230 million euros. It should be noted that during the year 2022 this effect brings the effective tax rate to 72%, compared to an average normalised level for companies between 28% and 32%.

Financial debt as at December 31, 2022 stood at 477 million euros, compared to 104 million euros as at December 31, 2021. This increase reflects the significant investments to strengthen the energy transition businesses (totalling 736 million euros, 90% of which is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals, SDGs, adopted by Edison), payments of dividend and taxes. In 2022, in particular, Edison’s investments supported: the growth in renewables generation, where Edison reached more than 1 GW of onshore wind installed capacity, the development of the latest generation thermoelectric power with the plants of Marghera Levante and Presenzano – which will come into operation in 2023 – and the development of energy efficiency and environmental services.

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WillScot Mobile Mini to Participate in the J.P. Morgan Global High Yield and Leveraged Finance Conference

PHOENIX, Feb. 17, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. (“WillScot Mobile Mini” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: WSC) today announced that Nick Girardi, Senior Director of Treasury & Investor Relations, will participate in private investor meetings at the J.P. Morgan Global High Yield and Leveraged Finance Conference in Miami, FL on March 7, 2023.

About WillScot Mobile Mini

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 workspace and portable 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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Azerbaijan always supports Jewish community – President Ilham Aliyev

The government of Azerbaijan has always supported the Jewish community and regularly put in place all the measures to improve their living conditions, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in a meeting with President of the Conference of European Rabbis Pinchas Goldschmidt in Munich, as he mentioned the Jewish community living in the Guba district of Azerbaijan, Trend reports.

The head of state said it had been the way of living for the people of Azerbaijan across millennia.


Source: TREND News Agency

Conditions created for representatives of various religions in Azerbaijan – example for other countries, Pinchas Goldschmidt says

The conditions created for representatives of various religions including the Jewish community in Azerbaijan are the example for other countries, said President of the Conference of European Rabbis Pinchas Goldschmidt as he met with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in Munich, Trend reports.

He said he visited the Guba district and familiarized himself with the living conditions of the Jewish community, adding existence of 13 synagogues there had a deep impression on him.


Source: TREND News Agency