The Dynamic Football Experience: World’s First Football Entertainment Centre to be Rotating Building

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s first entertainment centre dedicated to football will be built in Rio de Janeiro. It will be constructed in the form of a huge football and be in continuous motion, changing shape constantly.

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This spherical-shaped building will be 50 meters high with 9 floors, each rotating separately in both directions and at changing speeds to bring life to the building.

The Dynamic Football Experience Company and the Navalmare Group unveiled the project today, announcing that they intend to begin construction of this unique building in the world’s capital city of football after the FIFA World Cup.

This is the football version of the proposed Dynamic Tower, designed by Florentine architect Dr. David Fisher, who is considered to be the “Father of Dynamic Architecture,” published today for the first time.

A real temple, a dream for all football fans

The building includes a fully interactive football museum and a floor dedicated to virtual and augmented reality football games, where through a hologram system originally developed with NASA technology, visitors will be able to play alongside Pele and Neymar and score goals.

Another floor will offer a virtual stadium, where visitors will sit facing a giant 360 degree screen and feel as if they are at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, watching a game against Barcelona in real time.

Other floors will include restaurants and shops, all dedicated to football, a special gym, and an educational space.

Construction

A scale model of the building produced by DTM of Modena, Italy, Ferrari’s space engineering company, will be presented at the end of the month in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Among the engineering and technology suppliers involved are WSP of New York, the German giants Bosch and Siemens, Exergia Brasil, SGM (the LED lighting company of Denmark), and Navalmare, an Italian builder of ships and offshore stations already active in Brazil.

Beyond Brazil

Following the Rio de Janeiro project, the Dynamic Group, which holds the international rights for rotating buildings, and Navalmare intends to build these dynamic football-shaped buildings in Italy and supply them to many cities around the world. More of these giant footballs in motion, offering fans a “24/7” football experience, will be built in London, New York, Madrid, Milan, Barcelona, Jakarta and many other cities.

Asia Plantation Capital Patchouli Oil Achieves Premium Grade

SINGAPORE, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Asia Plantation Capital has been developing sustainable, organic, Patchouli oil production on its plantations for the last year. Patchouli oil is extracted from the leaves of the perennial patchouli bush (which regrows) allowing the leaves to be harvested, sustainably, every 3 to 4 months.

The recent harvest and production of Patchouli oil, by Asia Plantation Capital, on its plantations in Sri Lanka has been certified as premium grade by independent analysts at the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Colombo.

When analysed via mass spectrometry by the ITI, samples of our oil tested positive for the major compounds of Patchouli oil.

Of these compounds, Patchouli alcohol is the main constituent which determines the quality of the oil. Consequently, the price of the Patchouli oil strongly depends on the ratio of Patchouli alcohol present in the oil.

Spectrometry results clearly indicate the high content of patchouli oil (0.53%) and patchouli alcohol (54.56%) in the oil sample which was taken after the distillation process. A patchouli alcohol content of over 30% is considered excellent quality.

These results show that the cultivation of patchouli for commercial oil extraction in Sri Lanka is a viable proposition.

This is a significant breakthrough for Asia Plantation Capital in Sri Lanka. We already cultivate Patchouli in Thailand and are now gearing up to follow our success in the production of high quality Oud oil with large scale production of Patchouli; for Sri Lanka, this can be particularly beneficial as it can create a new, high quality crop to boost exports and the rural economy.

Lalith Ganlath, Attorney for Asia Plantation Capital in Colombo, says, “It’s a pleasure to see the hard work of the Sri Lankan, Asia Plantation Capital team paying off in Sri Lanka, on the back of plantation projects which the Company operates in other parts of South East Asia, and helping to contribute research and innovation to the country’s agricultural export markets. I am very keen to help promote this project and encourage out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can become part of their existing agroforestry incomes. It will also help maximise land use and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation Capital agreeing to buy back the dry leaves which can be harvested every 3 months.”

Asia Plantation Capital already has its own distribution offices, retail shops and warehouses in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the USA, supplying the industry. It is well set to become a major supplier of sustainable Patchouli oil, traceable to the source of production Patchouli oil is one of the most widely used oils in the international Fragrance industry and has a forecast industry value of over $46 billion in 2018 (Source: Industry Analyst’s Inc.). Interestingly, Patchouli oil is one of the few natural essential oils which cannot be reproduced in any high quality, synthetically, for use in perfumes; making the demand for this excellent oil relatively assured.

Over the next year, the Company aims to establish over 5,000 acres of Patchouli fields using a combination of their own lands in South East Asia and out grower schemes in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia. All production for the plantations will be supplied with Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Analysis (CofA), Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for exports and Flow of Processing and Product Specification. In addition, the oil will be packaged under the Group’s perfume brand, “Fragrance Du Bois” and branded, “Patchouli Du Bois” as a further stamp of guaranteed quality which has been a key to the success in globally marketing the Company’s other essential oils such as Oud (agarwood) and also infected wood chips.

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Crazy Charging Plans for Tesla

GUANGZHOU, China, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — “When I picked up my Tesla in Beijing, I realized that it’s impossible to drive it back to Guangzhou as there are hardly any places to recharge the batteries,” Andrew Zong, the CEO of PHNIX and also one o…

Tackling Asia’s Customer Experience Management Challenges

SINGAPORE, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In a world of rising customer expectations, greater customer choice and increased transparency, businesses are facing fiercer competition.

According to a recent study, 95% of business managers in Asia said customer experience management will be important to their organisation in 2014. 59% of organisations already have a comprehensive CEM programmes in place. Being able to differentiate your company and gain business advantage through CEM has become a truly urgent priority for many businesses.

IQPC is proud to announce the return of the region’s most anticipated event on CEM – 2nd annual Customer Experience Management Asia Summit (www.customerexperienceasia.com).

Returning from an incredibly successful launch last year, the summit has been carefully designed to help senior CEM professionals navigate the rapidly evolving Asian customer landscape to build a customer-centric culture, unlock customer insights and new revenue streams with social media and big data, and enhance customer advocacy via integrated omni-channel.

This year, in order to ensure a fruitful discussion, we have included an unprecedented C-level conversation panel, designated B2B/B2C streams, five different themed workshops and interactive roundtable discussions. In addition, you will hear first-hand insights from New York Times bestselling author, Ron Kaufman, and more than 30 global and regional CEM pioneers, such as Donna Peeples, Chief Customer Officer at AIG, Amy Shi-Nash, Chief of Data Scientist

R&D Lab at Singtel, Rimzie Ismail, Head of Customer Affairs & Service Initiatives at Dubai Airport, Anna-Karin Birnik, Head Brand Experience, Standard Chartered Bank and many more.

The technology underpinning the CEM space is another huge area for learning. At the summit, you can update yourself on the latest innovations and benchmark your practices with you regional counterparts.

Do not miss this opportunity to network with international and regional experts, forge new relationships and equip yourself with knowledge and skills to drive CEM and foster long-term success for your organisation.

Registration for Customer Experience Management Asia Summit is now open at www.customerexperienceasia.com. The full programme is also available for download. In addition, visitors can access the full speaker list. For further information, contact [email protected].

Event: 2nd annual Customer Experience Management Asia Summit
Dates: 13-16 October 2014
Venue: Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore
Website: www.customerexperienceasia.com