Daily Archives: July 17, 2018

Hisense lance le téléviseur ULED à 5376 zones

Un nouveau record en qualité d’image

MOSCOU, 17 juillet 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Le 15 juillet, l’entreprise chinoise et sponsor de la Coupe du Monde de la FIFA, Russie 2018™, Hisense, a officiellement lancé le téléviseur phare haut de gamme U9D lors de la conférence mondiale des partenaires à Moscou, avant le coup d’envoi de la finale de la Coupe du monde. Pour la toute première fois, le rétroéclairage dynamique du téléviseur est segmenté en 5376 zones. Il s’agit du téléviseur à l’écran le plus segmenté de tous les temps, offrant l’image la plus raffinée au monde. Grâce à la technologie ULED d’une qualité d’image sensationnelle développée de manière indépendante, Hisense a établi une nouvelle référence pour la qualité d’image dans l’industrie de la télévision à l’échelle mondiale.

Hisense Launched 5376 Zone ULED TV

Au cours des 6 dernières années, Hisense a continuellement mené des recherches sur le contrôle du rétroéclairage dynamique multizone et la technologie du moteur d’affichage Hiview basée sur les LED, tout en réussissant à améliorer considérablement la luminosité de l’image, le contraste, le niveau de gradation et les temps de réponse pour atteindre un niveau de qualité d’image de classe mondiale. Jusqu’à présent, Hisense a parcouru cinq générations de technologie et elle contribue constamment à l’amélioration de la qualité d’image des téléviseurs vers le plus haut niveau. Hisense a obtenu le Prix d’or annuel de la meilleure technologie d’affichage au monde à deux reprises.

Hisense 5376 Zone ULED U9D TV

« La technologie d’affichage incarne l’essence même de la technologie de Hisense », a déclaré le responsable scientifique, Ma Xiaohang. « Le lancement du téléviseur U9D renforcera la position de leader de Hisense dans le domaine international de la qualité d’image et fera de la société une référence mondiale de l’imagerie », ajoute-t-il.

À propos de Hisense

Fondée en 1969, Hisense est l’une des premières entreprises publiques innovantes et elle abrite les centres de recherche et de développement pilotes de la Chine. Hisense possède un centre technologique national, un laboratoire de technologie multimédia numérique et un institut de recherche postdoctoral. Hisense possède également des centres de recherche et développement à Qingdao, Shenzhen, Shunde, Pékin, aux États-Unis et en Europe. Hisense a deux sociétés cotées en bourse : Hisense Electric Co., Ltd. (600060) à la Bourse de Shanghai, et Hisense Kelon Electrical Holdings Company Ltd. (000921) aux bourses de Shenzhen et de Hong Kong. Hisense détient aussi trois marques commerciales célèbres (Hisense, Kelon et Ronshen).

Hisense Global Partner Conference

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Talented twins transforming African skills development

  • Meet Stutern, the Nigerian startup tackling unemployment – whose founders have been selected by the Obama Foundation as rising leaders

JOHANNESBURG, July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Twin brothers, Kehinde Ayanleye and Taiwo Ayanleye, co-founded Stutern, a startup designed to bridge one of the biggest gaps in Africa – unemployment. The platform is focused on igniting Nigeria’s economic growth through skills and career development, connecting employers who need talent, to millennials with plenty of it.

The commitment to improving economic access in Nigeria of its two young founders, aged 26, has seen them selected by the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa programme that launched on 14 July. The programme aims to create a global network of civic changemakers – and Kehinde and Taiwo have been handpicked to help kickstart its arrival in Africa.

“We started Stutern after we had completed our Masters Degrees in the UK. When we came back to Nigeria, we were overwhelmed by the high level of unemployment in our home country. Around 3.6 million young people join the labour force every year, and only 400,000 applicants land a job. That means millions of people remain unemployed. We knew that our acquired skillset could tackle this problem and make a difference,” says Ayanleye.

The brothers spent their time developing Stutern as an accessible platform to connect the right talent to the right employers. This made sense as many young Nigerians were seeking an opportunity to build careers.

“Our platform has been extremely successful in attracting talent and connecting people to jobs,” says Taiwo. “Over the past months we’ve had a 96% placement rate for the talent that we sign-up; when we started our placement rate was only 40%. It’s been a long journey, and there’s still lots to do, but we’re seeing more youngsters signing up and finding work. It is remarkably gratifying.”

The brothers are focused on creating a business that will have a long-term impact that extends beyond the borders of Nigeria.

“We’re looking to provide more jobs and help more people build skills so we can transform our country and our economy,” says Ayanleye. “Our participation in the Obama Foundation may allow us to move forward with a deeper level of support and make a difference to the very real problem of youth unemployment that faces Nigeria, and countries beyond our borders.”

beverley.bradley@epicmslgroup.com
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Laura Lucas Magnuson
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Prix UNCA 2018 concours de la meilleure couverture mediatique de l’ONU et de ses agences

Remise des prix mi-décembre 2018 à New York au Gala de l’UNCA sous la présidence d’honneur du Secrétaire général António Guterres, au Cipriani Wall Street, New York

NEW YORK, 16 juillet 2018 /PRNewswire/ — L’association des Correspondants de presse des Nations Unies (UNCA) invite les médias du monde entier — presse écrite, télévisuelle et radio, presse en ligne et sur le web — à participer au 23ème concours annuel de la meilleure couverture de l’ONU, de ses agences et de ses opérations de terrain.

Le 2018 marque le 70e anniversaire de l’UNCA célébrant sept décennies de journalisme a l’ONU.

La date limite de réception des formulaires en ligne et des travaux soumis au jury est le 15 septembre 2018.

Le concours est ouvert aux journalistes du monde entier.

Voici les prix qui seront remis:

  1. Prix Elizabeth Neuffer, parrainé par la fondation Alexander Bodini, pour la presse écrite (dont les médias en ligne) qui couvrent l’ONU et ses agences. Créée en l’honneur d’Elizabeth Neuffer, chef du bureau du Boston Globe à l’ONU, décédée en 2003 alors qu’elle était en reportage à Bagdad.
  2. Prix Ricardo Ortega pour la couverture radio et TV de l’ONU et de ses agences. Ricardo Ortega était correspondant à New York de la chaîne espagnole Antenna 3. Il a été tué en 2004, alors qu’il était en mission en Haïti.
  3. Prix Mondial du Prince Albert II de Monaco et de l’Association des correspondants de presse de l’ONU pour les changements climatiques. Il récompense la couverture par la presse écrite, en ligne et audiovisuelle, du changement climatique, de la biodiversité et de la gestion des ressources en eau.

INFORMATION IMPORTANTE POUR LES CANDIDATS:

La couverture souhaitée de l’ONU et de ses agences est précisée dans chaque catégorie. Le Comité accepte tous les sujets, en particulier ceux concernant les Objectifs du développement durable pour 2030, les opérations de maintien de la paix et la non-prolifération, y compris l’élimination des armes nucléaires, chimiques et bactériologiques.

Les travaux présentés (articles de presse écrite ou sur internet, programmes de radio ou de télévision) doivent avoir été publiés entre septembre 2017 et août 2018.

Le jury privilégiera les travaux démontrant perspicacité et originalité et prendra en considération le courage et les qualités d’investigation et d’écriture des journalistes. La participations de médias de pays en développement est particulièrement encouragée.

Les travaux peuvent être présentés dans n’importe laquelle des langues officielles de l’ONU (anglais, français, arabe, chinois, espagnol, russe). Une transcription écrite en anglais ou français est recommandée pour faciliter la sélection.

Chaque candidat peut soumettre des travaux pour DEUX prix AU MAXIMUM, avec un maximum de trois travaux pour chaque prix.

  • Il faut envoyer vos travaux par voie électronique en incluant le lien ou en téléchargeant tous les documents directement sur le formulaire d’inscription.

COMMENT FAIRE ACTE DE CANDIDATURE:

Les travaux sont soumis en remplissant le formulaire en ligne.

FORMULAIRE D’INSCRIPTION

http://unca.com/unca-awards-call-for-submissions-form/

**Les envois électroniques sont obligatoires**

Votre candidature doit être reçue au plus tard le 1er septembre 2017

Pour toute question au sujet du concours, veuillez contacter:
le Bureau de l’UNCA au 1-212-963-7137
Ou envoyer un email à l’adresse suivante: uncaawards@unca.com

Comité du concours UNCA : 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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2018 U.N. Correspondents Association Awards For Best Journalistic Coverage Of The United Nations And U.N. Agencies

WINNERS WILL BE HONORED AT GALA EVENT BY THE U.N. SECRETARY-GENERAL H.E. ANTÓNIO GUTERRES MID-DECEMBER 2018 (Date TBD) AT CIPRIANI WALL STREET, NEW YORK.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

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.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY:

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 uncaawards@unca.com

CLICK ON THE ENTRY FORM BELOW TO GET STARTED:

ENTRY FORM
http://unca.com/unca-awards-call-for-submissions-form/

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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Bullet Wounds and Little Aid for Cameroonians Fleeing Anglophone Conflict

DAKAR Cameroonians fleeing an increasingly bloody separatist conflict have received little aid as humanitarian agencies struggle to access the area, the United Nations said Tuesday.

More than 200,000 people have fled their homes in the volatile western regions since late last year, in addition to at least 21,000 who have fled into Nigeria, said the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The regions have been gripped by violence since protests by the mainly Francophone country’s Anglophone minority morphed into a secessionist movement last year.

There were no humanitarian agencies in the area before the insurgency, and bad roads, travel restrictions and unpredictable attacks have made it difficult for them to go in, said Modibo Traore, the head of OCHA in Cameroon.

Most of the people who have fled clashes are hiding in the woods, he said. Some have bullet wounds but are afraid to venture into urban areas for medical care.

“The people living in the forest are asking for more assistance, saying that conditions are very difficult,” Traore told Reuters.

“They are sleeping in the open space … in the middle of the rainy season. Many people couldn’t take anything with them.”

OCHA released an emergency response plan in May calling for $15 million to provide food, shelter and other necessities to the displaced, but has received no donations so far, he said.

Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres began to set up mobile clinics this month in the southwest region, it said in a statement. The people it treated were lacking adequate shelter, drinking water and food, it said.

Cameroonian authorities could not immediately be reached for comment. The government published its own humanitarian assistance plan last month, and it was not clear whether aid delivery had begun.

“Because media access … is very limited, we don’t have a full grasp of the kind of suffering that people are actually going through,” said Elizabeth Mpimbaza, a spokeswoman for the U.N. refugee agency in Nigeria.

Those who fled across the border have also received little humanitarian aid, and are surviving because poor local communities are sharing what they have, Mpimbaza said.

Analysts fear violence could increase ahead of an October election in which President Paul Biya is aiming to extend his 36-year rule.

“I am very worried about the situation,” said Traore of OCHA. “Unfortunately, we are not expecting any improvement anytime soon.”

Source: Voice of America