Sydney’s Bondi Beach Hosts Swimming’s Ultimate Rivalry

Australia and USA Duel in the Pool Showdown

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SYDNEY, Aug. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Destination New South Wales (NSW) has announced that Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach hosted the ultimate swimming showdown this morning with Duel in the Pool. The Australian Dolphins went head-to-head in an open ocean “point-to-point” relay with Team USA, with the competitive ocean swim kicking off the three-day eventmarking the first time since 2007 that the U.S. team has competed in Australia.

Duel in the Pool is a series of long and short course match races between the two rival swimming superpowers. Established in 2003, the original Duel in the Pool capitalised on the momentum of the Sydney Olympics to pit swimming’s greatest rivals against each other in a made-for-TV event. The exciting format blends the traditional points system with racing, fan engagement, broadcast and pool deck concepts previously unprecedented in swimming.

The Duel in Pool Australian team was led by captains Leisel Jones and Grant Hackett, and includes Cody Simpson, Emma McKeon, Ellie Cole, Shayna Jack, Mollie O’Callaghan, and Zac Stubblety-Cook. Team USA athletes include Annie Lazor, Mallory Comerford, Jamal Hill, Chase Kalisz, Ryan Held and McKenzie Coan, led by USA Team Captain Aaron Peirsol.

Sydney is set to host an incredible calendar of exclusive international sporting events this year, including the Sydney Super Cup, FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, and the UCI Road World Championships, highlighting why Sydney is considered one of the great sporting cities of the world.

Duel in the Pool will continue at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August and is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Visitors to Bondi Beach will feel re-energised by the laid-back lifestyle, stunning coastal surrounds and buzzing eateries. Start the day with an early morning surf, yoga class or swim at Bondi Icebergs, all while being treated to a glorious sunrise over the ocean. Catch a glimpse of a frolicking whale or two from May to November each year, and marvel at the dramatic coastline along the iconic Bondi to Bronte Walk.

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Made In Italy, Marcell Jacobs Among the Ambassadors of the National Branding Campaign Alongside Giorgio Armani and Federica Pellegrini

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Marcell Jacobs, Olympic gold medallist, world indoor gold medallist and now also European champion in Munich has become an ambassador for the ‘Made in Italy’ campaign launched last year by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the ICE Agency.

ROME, Aug. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Marcell Jacobs, Olympic gold medallist, world indoor gold medallist and now also European champion in Munich, in recent months has not only been preparing to keep Italy’s name high in sport but has also made another important contribution to our country, joining many other ambassadors of Made in Italy quality around the world who wanted to add their own testimonials to the extraordinary communication campaign launched last year by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with the ICE Agency. Filmed contributions have been posted on the official website and feature Giorgio Armani, whose video has exceeded 3 million views, Renzo Rosso, Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino, World Music guru Peter Gabriel, and world-acclaimed photographers such as Sebastião Salgado, not to forget another Olympian Federica Pellegrini, and World Trade Organisation Director-General Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.

The campaign, curated by Pomilio Blumm, is the first example of nation branding ever undertaken for Italy through a narrative based on six well-defined values: creativity, passion, tradition, innovation, style and diversity. Particularly effective is the contribution of Giorgio Armani, who explains his idea of Made in Italy. The words of the great fashion designer are then complemented in the video by iconic images of Italy. In just a few lines, the designer draws an extraordinary portrait of our country. “What an extraordinary form Italy has”- are the words of Giorgio Armani- “modelled by nature that has come to be culture. Made in Italy is part of it, a story of the country that can’t be written in one day and is not simply the result of a marketing strategy. It’s a story- complex and simple at the same time – of the mastery of craft, a sense of elegance and tradition of taste,  of an attitude for innovation and technical ability, of attention to detail and creativity. My personal experience confirms that this system of mastery characterises design, fashion, jewellery, our entire manufacturing process. For me, the mastery is this: to unite a tradition of precise and skilful work with the aesthetic quality of our history. Our great ambassadors are not only the works of art but also those products that define the basis of the quality of life like clothing, habitation, the potential of hospitality from food to tourism. So, if I have to think about what the objective of Made in Italy is, I would say that it is to make those around the world who choose it, live better.”

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Tim Davis Announces Montauk Oceanfront Price Reduction to $16.5M

Amongst a collection of luxurious Hampton homes, this designer beach house capitalizes on its iconic locale and ocean views in the most glorious way



MONTAUK, N.Y., Aug. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Principal interior designer and architect Thierry Despont is well known for creating luxurious spaces that blend comfort and warm sophistication. So when his clients decided to renovate their oceanfront haven, they called on him to elevate the already lovely home. “Imagine moving into a turnkey oceanfront residence by none other than Thierry Despont, the French architect and interior designer involved with such storied properties as the Carlyle Hotel,” asks preeminent listing broker Tim Davis of Corcoran. “Sequestered on nearly 1.5 acres, 180 feet of pristine Atlantic Ocean, this stunning Montauk hideaway awaits its new chapter at the end of a long-gated drive.”

“This is one of the most extraordinary houses in the Hamptons, thanks to its incredible location,” says Thierry Despont. “With Daryl and Steve, we have completely transformed the original house to be the most unique beach house in the Hamptons. We created a double- height living room with a wooden ceiling reminiscent of the hull of a wooden boat. When you are in the house, you feel on the edge of the world, miles away from the bustle of Manhattan connected to nature.”

From the moment you enter this iconic beach house, it’s all about the views. The double-height great room with a wall of clerestory windows floods the room and illuminates throughout while allowing one to soak in the water views. Oversized sliding doors open up to an oceanside deck where one can enjoy alfresco living with the beguiling ocean breeze. Every room of the three-bedroom, four-bath estate is strategically placed to enjoy the endless captivating ocean views. Luxurious with understated elegance, the home features custom cabinetry, beautiful wood floors, high-quality finishes, and appliances.

When night calls, the primary suite draws homeowners upstairs to their own secluded wing. The voluminous suite features dual walk-in closets, a spa-esque ensuite with radiant heated floors and onyx surfaces. The private deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is ideal for soaking in sunsets and sunrises.

Outdoors several decks and covered spaces provide ample space to entertain amongst the lush setting. Cool off in the large heated gunite pool or wander down a private pathway to the beach. A mere minutes from the famous Gurney’s resort, premier shopping, fine dining, and world-class golf facilities, this beach house appeals to the most discriminating tastes.

216 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954 is offered at $16,500,000.

For more information and a private showing, please contact:

Tim Davis, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Thomas P. Davis, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Corcoran Group Real Estate

Corcoran Group Real Estate
24 Main Street Southampton, NY 11968
T: +1 631.702.9211 or +1 516.356.5736

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Philippines-Based Chinese International School Manila & Domuschola International School Enter Into Strategic Partnership With Global Schools Foundation

The award-winning GSF schools provide world class education in International Baccalaureate with placements to world’s top universities.

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Global School Foundation

SINGAPORE, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CISM and DIS, two highly reputed IB schools in Manila have entered into a strategic partnership with Singapore-based Global Schools Foundation (GSF), whose schools offer high performance IB programmes.

GSF has a 20 year history in the field of education, and operates a network of 35 highly-acclaimed and premium international schools in 10 countries, offering best in class education to nearly 31,500 students from over 70 nationalities.

As part of the GSF network, Manila-based Chinese International School Manila (CISM) and Domuschola International School (DIS) will have access to GSF’s strong academic excellence model incorporating the best of innovative education practices, modern teaching and learning, with an emphasis on skills-based learning. GSF schools have delivered exceptionally strong academic outcomes with over 92 students gaining IB World topper and Near-perfect scorer over the last 10 years.

This strategic collaboration will help CISM & DIS – already among the top schools in the Philippines –  to build upon their foundations as 21st century schools with high academic rigour and enable them to better meet the aspirations of Millennial parents and nurture their Generation Alpha children into Global Citizens,” said Mr Atul Temurnikar, Co-Founder and GSF Chairman.

Focused on full K12 education, the GSF network emphasises strong inter-school collaboration between students and teachers. GSF provides 21st century holistic education together with innovative and personalised learning in a technologically-advanced environment that prepares students to become Global Citizens. The GSF schools are known for their global-mindedness and diversity while balancing the richness of local traditions.

“Through this partnership, our IB schools shall benefit from access to GSF’s global education best practices, strong technological systems and international interaction and cooperation with similar schools in the region., We are confident this partnership will drive superior learning outcomes for our students,  improved career development for our staff, and closer interaction across our school communities,” said Mr. Martin P. Lorenzo, Chairman CISM & DIS.

GSF has raised US$250 million from its institutional financial partners for continuing investments in K12 education in Asia and is now actively seeking strategic partnerships in Europe and North America.

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Founded in 2002, Global Schools Foundation is a community-oriented educational institution whose sole mission is to bring high quality school education to wider communities across the world and nurture these young minds into global leaders. CISM was founded in 2007 and provides education to students aged 3-18 from over 29 different nationalities. CISM follows the American Core Curriculum and offers International Baccalaureate Diploma Program to senior students. It is also accredited by the Council of International Schools and is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools. Domuschola, a K12 school, offers the IB Primary Years and Diploma Programme.

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Nyxoah to Participate in the 17th Annual Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference

Nyxoah to Participate in the 17th Annual Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference

Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium – August 18, 2022, 10:30pm CET / 4:30pm ET – Nyxoah SA (Euronext Brussels/Nasdaq: NYXH)(“Nyxoah” or the “Company”), a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative solutions to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), today announced that the Company will participate in the 17th Annual Wells Fargo Securities Healthcare Conference, which takes place September 7-9, 2022, in Everett, MA. Nyxoah management will host one-on-one meetings with investors on Friday, September 9.

Nyxoah’s updated Investor Presentation can be accessed on the Shareholder Information section of the Company’s Investor Relations page.

About Nyxoah
Nyxoah is a medical technology company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative solutions to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Nyxoah’s lead solution is the Genio® system, a patient-centered, leadless and battery-free hypoglossal neurostimulation therapy for OSA, the world’s most common sleep disordered breathing condition that is associated with increased mortality risk and cardiovascular comorbidities. Nyxoah is driven by the vision that OSA patients should enjoy restful nights and feel enabled to live their life to its fullest.

Following the successful completion of the BLAST OSA study, the Genio® system received its European CE Mark in 2019. Nyxoah completed two successful IPOs: on Euronext Brussels in September 2020 and NASDAQ in July 2021. Following the positive outcomes of the BETTER SLEEP study, Nyxoah received CE mark approval for the expansion of its therapeutic indications to Complete Concentric Collapse (CCC) patients, currently contraindicated in competitors’ therapy. Additionally, the Company is currently conducting the DREAM IDE pivotal study for FDA and US commercialization approval.

For more information, please visit

Caution – CE marked since 2019. Investigational device in the United States. Limited by U.S. federal law to investigational use in the United States.

Loic Moreau, Chief Financial Officer
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Jeremy Feffer, VP IR and Corporate Communications
+1 917 749 1494


Verisk Welcomes Olumide Soroye to Its Board of Directors

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) today announced that Olumide Soroye has been appointed independent director of the company’s Board of Directors effective immediately. Soroye brings three decades of leadership experience across multiple industries.

“Olumide’s experience in software, data analytics, AI, and growth-minded leadership make him an exceptional addition to Verisk’s board,” Verisk CEO Lee Shavel said. “We look forward to working closely with Olumide to ensure that we continue to drive value and positive impact for all Verisk stakeholders including shareholders, clients, employees and partners.”

Soroye, 50, is president and chief executive officer of Fortive Corporation’s Intelligent Operating Solutions segment. Before Fortive, he held leadership roles at CoreLogic, where he was managing director of property intelligence & risk management, and QuinStreet, where he was senior vice president of the company’s technology and home services business. Prior to that, he was a partner with McKinsey & Company where he drove growth & innovation strategies for several world-class technology companies.

He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, J.D. from Loyola Law School, and a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical & materials engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.

Bruce Hansen, chairperson of the Verisk Board of Directors, said, “We’ve added extensive experience to our board with the addition of five new board members over the last year. Olumide is a welcome addition who brings an invaluable mix of experiences and skills at a pivotal moment in the company’s growth trajectory.”

About Verisk

Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data-driven analytic insights and solutions for the insurance and energy industries. Through advanced data analytics, software, scientific research and deep industry knowledge, Verisk empowers customers to strengthen operating efficiency, improve underwriting and claims outcomes, combat fraud and make informed decisions about global issues, including climate change and extreme events as well as political and ESG topics. With offices in more than 30 countries, Verisk consistently earns certification by Great Place to Work and fosters an inclusive culture where all team members feel they belong. For more, visit and the Verisk Newsroom.


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