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21 января, 20:51

Colombian negotiator returning to Ecuador for talks with ELN rebels

BOGOTA (Reuters) - The Colombian government's head negotiator at peace talks with the ELN rebel group will return to Ecuador to seek a new ceasefire, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday, after being recalled to Bogota following a surge in guerrilla attacks.

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21 января, 03:24

SIHH 2018: Cartier's Million-Dollar Parade Of Panthers

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Despite its ubiquity, I never get tired of looking at new renditions of the Cartier panther. The brand mines its rich heritage in many ways, including reissues of the Santos and Tank Cintrée lines, both introduced last week at the SIHH, but its most powerful archival symbol remains the panther.

18 января, 17:44

Petrobras Hits Record Volumes in Brazil for 4 Years in a Row

Petrobras (PBR) produced 2.65 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in the country in 2017.

16 января, 19:14

These Sports Stars are Seemingly Far Too Old to Still be Playing

Age is just a number -- ask Tom Brady. These sports stars are among the oldest in their field.

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16 января, 08:05

UFC 220 Free Full Fight Video: Stipe Miocic Vs. Junior Dos Santos

In his most recent fight, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic avenged a 2014 loss to Junior dos Santos with a first-round knockout victory.

14 января, 22:06

Pandemonium and Rage in Hawaii

A false alert of an impending missile attack highlights just how unprepared the country is for nuclear disaster.

14 января, 07:34

Venezuela government, opposition conclude talks without agreement

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition leaders concluded a round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, failing to reach a deal to address the country's political and economic crisis.

13 января, 00:30

Venezuela government, opposition resume talks in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition leaders resumed talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday, seeking to reach an agreement to ease a deep political and economic crisis in the OPEC country.

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12 января, 21:46

Colombia is trying to end 50 years of war, but one rebel group won’t stop its attacks

Talks with the FARC earned President Santos a Nobel Peace Prize, but the ELN is proving tougher to manage.

27 декабря 2017, 07:26

Кришито зимой может перебраться в «Фенербахче»

Итальянский защитник петербургского «Зенита» Доменико Кришито получил предложение о переходе от еще одного клуба в турецком чемпионате. Об этом сообщает турецкое издание A Haber.

22 декабря 2017, 13:20

Пятница: Итоги торгов на основных фондовых площадках Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона

Фондовые индексы Азиатско-Тихоокеанского региона закрылись в основном в зеленой зоне, хотя объемы торгов остались слабыми перед рождественскими праздниками. Основополагающие настроения по-прежнему поддерживались более высокими ценами на сырьевые товары. Японские акции закрылись немного выше в спокойной предпраздничной торговле после того, как Палата представителей США дала окончательное одобрение крупнейшему пересмотру налогов США за 30 лет. Акции Kobe Steel упали в цене на -2,4% после того, как компания признала, что три старших руководителя знали о фальсификации данных в компании. Фармацевтическая фирма Eisai снизила капитализацию на -14,9% после того, как препарат для лечения болезни Альцгеймера, разработанный компанией в сотрудничестве с Biogen Inc., не соответствовал основной цели промежуточного испытания. Австралийские акции достигли своего наивысшего уровня почти за десятилетие на фоне роста цен на сырьевые товары. Среди крупных четырех банков, акции ANZ Banking, Westpac, National Australia Bank и Commonwealth Bank торговались в диапазоне от +0,3% до почти +0,7%. Santos увеличил капитализацию на 0,8%, а Oil Search - на 1,7% после того, как цены на нефть марки Brent закрылись на самом высоком уровне с лета 2015 года в четверг. NIKKEI 22902.76 +36.66 +0.16% SHANGHAI 3297.36 -2.70 -0.08% HSI 29578.01 +210.95 +0.72% ASX 200 6069.70 +9.30 +0.15% KOSPI 2440.54 +10.71 +0.44% NZ50 8396.43 +31.99 +0.38% Информационно-аналитический отдел TeleTradeИсточник: FxTeam

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21 декабря 2017, 16:59

Он возвращается: в 2018 году к Земле приблизится "космический череп"

"Хэллоуинский" астероид 2015 TB145 в ноябре 2018 года снова приблизится к Земле, как это уже было однажды. Он "навестил" нас в 2015 году как раз в ночь Хэллоуина, тогда астрономы впервые смогли определить его характеристики. Размер тёмного объекта составляет от 625 до 700 метров, а период вращения — около трёх часов. И самое интересное: при определённом освещении астероид напоминает человеческий череп.

21 декабря 2017, 15:40

The big sports quiz of the year 2017

Real Madrid won five trophies, Anthony Joshua became a world champion and Conor McGregor became a boxer. Were you paying attention to the little details?Which of these footballers retired with fewer than 100 international caps?Andrea PirloDirk KuytFrancesco TottiFrank LampardPhilipp Lahm Xabi Alonso Where did Usain Bolt finish in the final race of his career?FirstSecondThirdHe didn’t finishWho is this?Rafa NadalAndy Murray Nick KyrgiosStan WawrinkaWho was the winner when two double Olympic champions met in the ring as professionals?Anthony JoshuaBilly Joe SaundersVasyl LomachenkoGuillermo RigondeauxWhich football team won a competitive match for the first time in 13 years?Andorra LuxembourgLichtensteinGibraltarWhich team won 18 matches in a row before losing in Dublin?Real MadridCelticThe All BlacksEngland’s rugby union teamHow many points did England score in the Rugby League World Cup final?None OneFiveTenIn which city was this photo taken?New YorkDubaiLondonAbu DhabiThe first finished 30–15. The second finished 21–24. What about the third?22–163–1215–1531–31Which tennis player made it to three singles grand slam finals this year?Venus Williams Roger Federer Rafa NadalGarbiñe Muguruza Complete this Warren Gatland quote: "I am a happy … "KiwiIdiotHunterClownWho is wearing this boot? Harry KaneLionel MessiAlexis SánchezCristiano RonaldoWhich of the four clubs that made it to the Champions League semi-finals this year have not been managed by Claudio Ranieri?Atlético Madrid MonacoJuventusReal Madrid Where did Lewis Hamilton have his worst result of his season (a ninth-place finish) and the best result of his season (securing the drivers’ title)?MexicoBrazilGreat BritainMonacoEngland didn't lose a competitive football match in 2017. Neither did… WalesRepublic of Ireland Northern Ireland Scotland Which athlete held three different world records in the same event on the same day in July?Mo FarahUsain BoltAdam Peaty Jonnie PeacockWho finally won after 73 attempts?LA DodgersAtlanta FalconsSergio GarcíaHouston AstrosWho is this?Jodie TaylorHeather KnightSarah HunterAnya ShrubsoleComplete this sequence: Joe Cordina, Katie Taylor, Luke Campbell, Scott Quigg …Tony Bellew Floyd Mayweather Anthony JoshuaWladimir Klitschko Who came out on top when two French football teams met at the Cardiff City Stadium in June? LyonFranceParis Saint-Germain MarseilleAccording to the UAE Football Association’s guidelines, what was “unethical” about Asamoah Gyan?His goal celebrationsHis bootsHis tattoosHis hair Who described their job as “90% aggravation and 10% top satisfaction – and you have to give everything in your life for that"?Adam Peaty Floyd Mayweather Arsène WengerNicola Adams Where is this?SydneyNew YorkShanghaiHuddersfield Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend on 1 November. What else did he do that day?Won the Superbike World ChampionshipWon the World SeriesBeat Novak Djokovic at tennisBought Barnsley FC.Who said: "It is impossible to please the Greeks and Trojans. Neither did Jesus please everyone"?Martin O’Neill Sam Allardyce Joe Root Emanuel SantosWho is this? David de GeaGianluigi BuffonSergio RomeroIker CasillasWho was employed for 77 days in 2017, having been employed for 85 days in 2016?Alan Pardew Frank de Boer Sam AllardyceSlaven BilicWho completes the set: Sergio García, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and... Rory McIlroyDustin JohnsonJordan SpiethDanny Willett Who is this? Alastair Cook Stuart BroadBen Stokes Jimmy AndersonReal Madrid became the first team to retain the Champions League. Who were the first team to retain the European Cup? Nottingham Forest Real Madrid LiverpoolCeltic Who became like Frank Lampard, Dixie Dean, Thierry Henry, Luther Blissett and Jimmy Greaves?Neymar and Ousmane DembéléWayne Rooney and Sergio AgüeroJohn Terry and Brendan RodgersGareth Southgate and Gordon StrachanWho decided to accept a job offer when his “dog barked twice”?Harry Redknapp Jupp HeynckesEngland couldn't do it in Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. Where did Bangladesh do it?SydneyCanberraDhakaHobartWho are like “nutella and shit”?Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho Steve Smith and Ben Stokes Rino Gattuso and Andrea Pirlo Claudio Bravo and EdersonSlovakia did it in 2009. Bosnia and Herzegovina did it in 2013. Who did it in 2017? ChileIceland and PanamaDenmark and SwitzerlandNorth KoreaWho is this? Michael van GerwenPhil TaylorMartin AdamsGary AndersonIn which country did an Earthquake exact revenge on a Jackal?Russia The USNorthern Ireland MexicoWhich of cycling's three Grand Tours started in France? Giro d’Italia Tour de France Vuelta a EspañaName the "boxer".Gennady GolovkinConor McGregorCanelo ÁlvarezManny PacquiaoWhat was unusual about Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb winning US Open squash titles on the same day in October? They were professional tennis players last yearThey are marriedThey are siblingsThey are both in their 40s40 and above.Incredible. You are simply incredible39 and above.Incredible. 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21 декабря 2017, 14:21

Он возвращается: в 2018 году к Земле приблизится "космический череп"

Следующий год готовит нашей планете удивительные встречи. Например, с "хэллоуинским" астероидом, которые три года назад уже навещал окрестности Земли. Направив свои телескопы на него, астрономы обнаружили странную и даже пугающую вещь: объект при определённом освещении отчётливо напоминает… человеческий череп.

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20 декабря 2017, 03:00

The World's Biggest Offshore Boom Is Accelerating

In a sign that Brazil’s offshore sector is competitive in a world of $50–$60 oil prices, two large oil companies just announced significant investments in oil fields in the South American nation.   Total SA announced on Monday a final investment decision in a massive offshore oil field in Brazil’s Santos Basin, and the French oil giant boasted of low production costs. “The decision to launch the large-scale development of the Libra field is a major step for Total in Brazil,” Arnaud Breuillac, Total’s President…

20 декабря 2017, 00:25

Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: MDR-CBI Tie-Up, STO's Oilfield Stake Buy & More

McDermott International (MDR) and Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CBI) will merge in a $6 billion deal, while Statoil (STO) bought 25% stake in a Brazil oilfield from Petrobras (PBR) for $2.9 billion.

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18 декабря 2017, 21:36

Total to add additional capacity at Libra

Total SA plans to bring its Mero 1 floating production, storage, and offloading unit onstream in 2021 on Libra block offshore Brazil in the Santos basin. The FPSO will have 150,000 bo/d of production capacity, and Total plans to drill 17 wells in the northwestern part of the block.

18 декабря 2017, 17:22

Statoil (STO) to Expand in Brazil With Roncador Stake Buyout

Statoil (STO) expects the purchase of Brazilian resources to boost production in the country by nearly three times.

18 декабря 2017, 08:28

Putting Customers at the Heart of Your Brand to Create Passionate Fans: What Microsoft Learned About Customer Engagement in the Sports Industry - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM Microsoft

In the age before the digital revolution, marketers used to tell customers about a product and then work through a traditional step-by-step purchase funnel. But today, there’s nothing linear or traditional about the way businesses and their brands can explode in scale overnight—sometimes before the product even makes it into the hands of customers. Since the pace of marketing is now determined by everyone with access to the internet or a mobile device who can gleefully tweet, post, or blog their feelings and experience, customers can instantaneously become an extension of your company’s story—for good or bad. It starts by inspiring your customer to tell your story in an authentic way, by building empathy and creating an emotional connection that turns customers into fans. At Microsoft, we continuously collaborate with businesses in an industry whose customers already self-identify as fans: sports. For billions of people around the world, sports are a matter of passion, touching lives by offering a depth of human engagement unparalleled in other activities. Our mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more, by designing for inclusivity to enable open customer experiences and reflect how people adapt to the world around them. Empathy is the foundation of inclusive design in that when we understand human motivations on a universal scale, we design for a broader, more diverse audience. We accelerate sports organizations on their journey to being digital businesses that deeply understand how human engagement can lead them to provide unforgettable experiences that truly differentiate, to activate new digital business models, and to increase revenue growth through inspirational marketing initiatives that reinforce a team’s brand and positive societal impact. Real Madrid: winning the hearts and minds of 500 million dedicated fans Real Madrid is one of the most recognized soccer franchises in the world. With over 500 million dedicated fans, it also happens to be one of the most innovative franchises when it comes to fan engagement. In 2015, Real Madrid had a lofty goal in mind: to thrill its supporters by allowing them to participate in unbelievable experiences. Working with Microsoft, Real Madrid focused on creating the absolute best possible experience for every kind of fan in several key areas: free content, premium content, licensing games and content, events for the day of a match or live happening, and e-commerce. For this to happen, dozens of sources of data needed to be brought together into a “data estate” that aligned to Real Madrid’s new goals. These data sources spanned numerous systems—like the membership program, ticketing system, online store, and mobile apps that enable fans to gain loyalty points—and wrangling the data into one platform was a key creative and technical challenge. Over the course of several months, a digital platform was developed that could capture every fan interaction (whether a mobile check-in at the stadium, a profile update on the website, or a merchandise purchase online), deliver targeted promotional campaigns, and collect club mentions and other data from social media. “Advances in technology have helped us reimagine fan engagement and create new business models that we never thought possible. And that enables us to establish a relationship that is more personal and direct with our 500 million fans around the globe,” says Rafael de los Santos, New Media Director, Real Madrid C.F. Real Madrid can now use data to predictably track and analyze fan behaviors across many physical and digital touchpoints. It can deliver both new and historical video content, including past club matches, and the team allows fans to search for specific games using various criteria. With live matches, fans can choose specific cameras to review key plays and player moves. Fans can also access content anywhere in the world, and can gain virtual access to the stadium before, during, or after each game; they can search data on all the club’s players, past and present; and they can explore club statistics. “We used to pull data from just five sources before, but can now pull from more than 70 sources using our digital platform. This has enabled us to grow our number of fan profiles by about 400 percent in the past two years—it’s now in the millions,” says Begoña Sanz, Commercial General Manager, Real Madrid C.F. FOX Sports: real-time fan engagement around the world In sports, every second matters. Sports fans want high-fidelity, anytime-anywhere access to the latest scores and stats for their favorite teams, and the number of data changes during a sporting event can be tremendous. For instance, the average NFL game might create 400 to 500 data changes. To reduce network usage to an individual user and still deliver the data that user expects, it may be necessary to send data snapshots as the game progresses, caching and replicating data layers regionally so people in different parts of the world can access data relevant to them as fast as possible. FOX Sports worked with Microsoft to develop an end-to-end solution to support the creation of a five-star app that lets sports fans fully personalize their user experience and immediately parse millions of data points to access instant sporting event updates. To meet these fans on those devices and make sure they’re always up to date with their favorite teams, players, and leagues, FOX Sports needed an app with a personalized, rock-solid user experience that worked seamlessly across any platform. “FOX Sports has always been about fans first,” says Tom Zentmeyer, Vice President, Technology and Games at FOX Sports. “It’s tribal. People care about the teams they follow—and people are increasingly mobile. With the FOX Sports app, we wanted to put everything a sports fan cares about in their pocket and give them the bold, immersed, and immediate experience they have when they watch an event on FOX Sports.” Today, the FOX Sports app offers real-time scoreboards across all its sports broadcasting. From there, a user can dig into the specifics of a game—the top performers, a play-by-play recap, and game highlights. The app also features highlights from top shows. The result has been a seamless customer experience that has received thousands of five-star reviews. NASCAR: organizing logistical data to create massive events A Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racetrack is a Super Bowl–sized event packed with tens of thousands of fans who’ve come for the weekend to cheer on their favorite drivers. NASCAR fans are the heart of the sport, flocking to these arenas of speed, where dozens of cars drive inches apart at 200 miles an hour, banking through hundreds of 30-degree left-hand turns, for two days of adrenaline-fueled excitement—36 weeks in a row. And it’s not just the premier series; NASCAR sanctions more than 1,500 events in 11 series at 110 racetracks in 37 US states, and in Mexico and Canada. For NASCAR, bringing these events to a wide audience is key to increasing the sport’s fan base. “NASCAR is unique for the loyalty of its fans and the way that the entire sport comes together once a week,” says Nick Franza, Manager, Technology Integration and Development at NASCAR. “It’s like the whole league competing on a national scale, building the momentum that keeps millions of fans hooked in 150 countries, 40 weekends a year.” However, creating the ultimate NASCAR fan event experience requires incredible logistical coordination to manage processes that turn the empty space inside a racetrack into a buzzing compound that houses mobile offices, broadcasters’ trailers, catering units, golf carts, power generators, and miles of infrastructure cables. Using digital technologies, NASCAR built intranet sites to store critical files such as an operations workbook and personnel grid that the logistics team uses as the basis for everything it does, and crafted custom mobile apps in a matter of days rather than weeks that help track and assess things such as catering operations, hotels, and locations of officials. Ignite your fan engagement and apply those learnings across your business The lessons from the fans of Real Madrid, FOX Sports, and NASCAR are relevant across many industries, including consumer packaged goods, retail, and automotive. When a company knows exactly who its audience is, it is better able to negotiate its B-to-B contracts. Sponsors want to do business with brands that are more digital; broadcasters want to associate with brands that have huge social media audiences. The brand can also be licensed (B-2-B-2-C) to third parties for entertainment, apparel, or any number of other products; in addition, it can merchandise its own products and sell new services to its customers or fans (B2C). “Now we can target a communication strategy, tailor-made for every single fan, no matter who or where they are,” says Rafael de los Santos, New Media Director, Real Madrid C.F. “The capabilities of our digital platform are impacting every single function and activity, including our digital revenues, which are growing 30 percent a year.” Read More from Microsoft

12 декабря 2017, 08:45

Deadly Cancers: The 10 Most Fatal Types of Cancer for 2017

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. Here's what you need to know about the deadliest cancers so you can keep yourself protected.