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Ballon d’Or 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win fifth award

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Victory took the 32-year-old Portugal international level with 30-year-old Argentine Messi, who won the most recent of his five awards in 2015. Messi's ex-Barcelona team-mate Neymar, now at Paris St-Germain, was third. Last season, Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and their first La Liga title since 2012. Ronaldo added the 2017 Ballon d'Or to those he won in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016, and Messi is the only other recipient of the award since 2009. "This is something I look forward to every year," he said, after receiv... Read More »

The annual, 4-day Fête des Lumières begins in Lyon, France


Over four nights around 50 installations by a variety of different artists will light up buildings, streets, squares and parks all over the city. The Festival begins on December 7 at 7:30 p.m by the chiming of the bells of the City Hall on Place des Terreaux. The City of Lyon’s official bell ringer and ringing master, Charles Dairay, will perform a 15-minute concert featuring extracts of film music inspired by the soundtrack of “Enoha fait son cinema”. On December 8 at 12:30 p.m. the bells will chime to welcome in the winter months and launc... Read More »

World Cup draw: Who is in each pot and how will it work?


From Europe, hosts Russia and group winners Belgium, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Portugal, Serbia and Spain are joined by play-off victors Croatia, Denmark Sweden and Switzerland. Africa's representatives are Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia. From North and Central America and the Caribbean, it is Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama. South America's sides are Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay.And the Asian qualifiers are Australia, Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. When is the draw and how does i... Read More »

AWS and Microsoft Announce Gluon, Making Deep Learning Accessible to All Developers


Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced a new deep learning library, called Gluon, that allows developers of all skill levels to prototype, build, train and deploy sophisticated machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge and mobile apps. The Gluon interface currently works with Apache MXNet and will support Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (CNTK) in an upcoming release. With the Gluon interface, developers can build machine learning models using a simple Pytho... Read More »

The Luxury Experience in Africa and The Caribbean


Despite globalization and international exchange of information, Westerners remain under-exposed to African culture and tourist destinations. To address this trend, Excel Travel & Style Magazine provides its invaluable footprint by disseminating positive information about tourist attractions and lifestyle in Africa and the Caribbean. Excel Travel & Style Magazine is a niche luxury travel and lifestyle publication that compliments Excel Magazine International, a high profile celebrity magazine that promotes the positive image of Africa a... Read More »

2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally – Round 4, FIA Cross Country Rally World cup.


2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally - Round 4, FIA Cross Country Rally World cup.   MINI John Cooper Works Rally makes 2017 Cross Country Rally debut Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) lead the MINI charge Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) target more success Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) start their season.   Munich. Following extreme testing and development at the demanding 2017 Dakar Rally, the MINI John Cooper Works Rally will make its debut in the 2017 FIA World Cup for... Read More »

DHL gears up for new standards of speed in the 2017 FIA Formula 1 World Championship™


Official Logistics Partner With the start of the 2017 Formula One World Championship in Australia, March is always an exciting time for Formula 1 fans all over the world. As Official Logistics Partner of Formula 1, DHL has also been gearing up with excitement for the new season. Drawing on over 35 years’ experience in handling complex, time-critical international motorsport logistics, the DHL team of motorsports experts has been working throughout the off-season, in collaboration with Formula One Management, to plan and prepare for a variety o... Read More »

Orlando City Stadium Opens with Panasonic as Official Technology Solutions Provider and Partner


Panasonic manufactured and installed the main LED video display – measuring 60-feet by 33-feet – equivalent to 2.5 soccer goals wide, by 4 soccer goals high – that adds to the fan experience providing opportunities to see instant replays, interviews and special happenings in real-time. Additionally, visitors can live track scores and stats and truly immerse themselves in the experience on the over 300 feet of ribbon displays and the 584 feet of pitch perimeter displays. The main video board and pitch perimeter displays feature 16mm LED video... Read More »

Diamond Seal Systems Helmet Glide Division Announces today


A BREAKTHROUGH in sanitization for athletes with NANO-SPEAR Technology. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA - DSS PUB 1996 3/16/17 Diamond Seal Systems announces today... that its Helmet Glide division has completed applications of antimicrobial sanitization on five artificial turf football fields with its new Nano-Spear Technology. "The applications were the first if its kind with our Nano-Spear Technology and it was a great success on the fields, as well as in the locker rooms, weight rooms and wrestling mats" said Kevin McLean, Field Manager, ... Read More »

Adatasol Adds TourTools Package Tour & Travel Management Software to Their Product Line


Adatasol Custom Database Solutions announced that they selected TourTools® to join the growing family of Adatavis software solutions. TourTools® is a powerful software solution to automate and organize all aspects of travel and tour management from online bookings to back office management. Cleveland, Ohio - Adatasol Custom Database Solutions announced that they selected TourTools® to join the growing family of Adatavis software solutions. TourTools® is a powerful software solution to automate and organize all aspects of travel and tour m... Read More »

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