united states – Jazz Fin http://jazzfin.com/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 03:30:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://jazzfin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-14-150x150.png united states – Jazz Fin http://jazzfin.com/ 32 32 Down South Jazz Club presents James Morrison Scholarship winner Matt Sweeney | Bega District News https://jazzfin.com/down-south-jazz-club-presents-james-morrison-scholarship-winner-matt-sweeney-bega-district-news/ Thu, 17 Mar 2022 03:30:00 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/down-south-jazz-club-presents-james-morrison-scholarship-winner-matt-sweeney-bega-district-news/ news, local news, Award-winning trumpeter and composer Matthew (Matt) Sweeney will be the featured guest artist for the Down South Jazz Club on Thursday March 24 at Club Sapphire. Matt, who is based in Canberra, won the coveted James Morrison Instrumental Scholarship in 2016, which included recording an album at ABC Studios in Sydney. His […]]]>

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Award-winning trumpeter and composer Matthew (Matt) Sweeney will be the featured guest artist for the Down South Jazz Club on Thursday March 24 at Club Sapphire. Matt, who is based in Canberra, won the coveted James Morrison Instrumental Scholarship in 2016, which included recording an album at ABC Studios in Sydney. His touring experience with James Morrison in Australia and the United States gave him a wealth of jazz knowledge and musicianship. He has performed with Wycliff Gordon, Sarah McKenzie, Kate Ceberano and the One O’clock Lab Band. Mattt will be backed by three local musicians, Paul Dion on keyboard, Sam Martin on bass and Ken Vatcher on drums who need no introduction as they have played for the Down South Jazz Club on several occasions. This entertaining evening will cost $15 for members and $25 for visitors with music starting at 7:30 p.m. Bookings can be made by emailing bookings@downsouthjazzclub.org.au or using the form on the WhatsOn page of the club website. You can also call Aileen or Kevin Walsh on 02 6495 9853, or just show up in the evening and pay at the door. The Club Sapphire bistro opens at 5:30 p.m. for those who wish to have a meal first.

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Continued consolidation requested for KOSPI https://jazzfin.com/continued-consolidation-requested-for-kospi/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 23:00:15 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/continued-consolidation-requested-for-kospi/ (RTTNews) – South Korea’s stock market fell again on Friday, a day after ending a three-day losing streak in which it fell nearly 130 points or 4.9%. KOSPI is now just above the plateau of 2,660 points and it could take further damage on Monday. The global forecast for Asian markets is weak due to […]]]>

(RTTNews) – South Korea’s stock market fell again on Friday, a day after ending a three-day losing streak in which it fell nearly 130 points or 4.9%. KOSPI is now just above the plateau of 2,660 points and it could take further damage on Monday.

The global forecast for Asian markets is weak due to rising crude oil prices and falling tech stocks. European markets were up and US stock markets were down and Asian markets should follow the latter lead.

The KOSPI ended slightly lower on Friday as losses in tech and industrials were mitigated by support from the financial sector.

For the day, the index lost 19.04 points or 0.71% to end at 2,661.28 after trading between 2,647.28 and 2,672.62. The volume was 788 million shares worth 12.1 trillion won. There were 585 winners and 274 decliners.

Among assets, Shinhan Financial collected 0.67%, while KB Financial gained 0.73%, Hana Financial jumped 1.97%, Samsung Electronics fell 1.69%, LG Electronics rebounded 1. .24%, SK Hynix fell 2.50%, Naver fell 0.45%, LG Chem cratered 4.93%. percent, Samsung SDI crashed 4.37 percent, Lotte Chemical rose 1.78 percent, S-Oil fell 4.31 percent, SK Innovation plunged 2.96 percent, POSCO lost 0.53 percent, SK Telecom rose 0.18 percent, KEPCO climbed 1.43 percent, Kia Motors fell 0.99 percent and Hyundai Motor was unchanged.

Wall Street’s lead is negative as major averages opened higher on Friday but were unable to hold their gains and ended firmly in the red.

The Dow Jones slipped 229.91 points or 0.69% to end at 32,944.19, while the NASDAQ fell 286.19 points or 2.18% to end at 12,843.81 and the S&P 500 fell 55.21 points or 1.30% to close at 4,204.31. For the week, the Dow Jones lost 2%, the NASDAQ lost 3.5% and the S&P fell 2.9%.

Growing concerns over the economic impact of the Russian invasion of the war in Ukraine and the various sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and Western allies have turned the mood bearish.

In economic news, the University of Michigan noted a bigger than expected decline in US consumer sentiment in March. The report also showed that one-year inflation expectations jumped to 5.4% in March from 4.9% in February, while five-year inflation expectations held steady at 3.0%. .

Crude oil prices rose on Friday on worries about supply disruptions amid uncertainty over any meaningful progress in talks between Russia and Ukraine. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures for April ended up $3.31 or 3.1% at $109.33 a barrel. WTI crude futures lost 5.5% during the week.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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#TBT: patent issues plague 3G; Canadian consolidation; Ghosts of past technologies…this week in 1999 https://jazzfin.com/tbt-patent-issues-plague-3g-canadian-consolidation-ghosts-of-past-technologies-this-week-in-1999/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 15:03:41 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/tbt-patent-issues-plague-3g-canadian-consolidation-ghosts-of-past-technologies-this-week-in-1999/ Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News is pulling out all the stops for Throwback Thursdays, drawing from our archives to resurrect top headlines from the past. Turn on the time machine, put on those sepia hues, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Unresolved patent issues plague 3G Although Qualcomm Inc. and LM Ericsson […]]]>

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News is pulling out all the stops for Throwback Thursdays, drawing from our archives to resurrect top headlines from the past. Turn on the time machine, put on those sepia hues, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories!

Unresolved patent issues plague 3G

Although Qualcomm Inc. and LM Ericsson have announced solutions to Code Division Multiple
Access disputes and a stalemate over third-generation intellectual property rights, the companies have failed to resolve key technical differences that 3G parties have been trying to resolve for more than a year. Qualcomm and Ericsson announced last week that they have resolved all patent disputes regarding cdmaOne technology and will cross-license intellectual property rights for all CDMA technologies, including cdmaOne, W-CDMA and cdma2000. The two companies had been deadlocked over 3G patents, refusing to cross-reference patents they claimed to hold with W-CDMA and cdma2000 technologies unless certain conditions were met. Qualcomm wanted a CDMA standard backward compatible with second-generation systems, while Ericsson advocated multiple standards. The two said they now agree to jointly support approval by the International Telecommunication Union and other standards bodies, including the Telecommunications Industry Association of America and the European Standards Institute. telecommunications, which has already approved W-CDMA technology, of a single 3G CDMA standard that encompasses three optional modes. … Read more

3G uncertainty in China

CdmaOne suppliers in China are eagerly awaiting official word from the government on whether China Unicom is allowed to deploy Interim Standard-95 technology. “It appears China Unicom has been advised that it can proceed with its plans to roll out a CDMA network using the spectrum it already has,” said a supplier in China. “They have to go back to the ministry and present what the plan is… It looks like there has to be a final offer and an acceptance.” Months ago, there were signs that the Chinese government had soured on cdmaOne technology as US officials indicated that China had essentially mandated the global system for mobile communications as a national technology, preferring to wait for the development of third generation. The government previously halted Unicom’s plan to deploy cdmaOne technology because it wanted the operator to compete with state-owned operator China Telecom on a technological level playing field using GSM technology, said economist Hui Pan. chief and director of the Asia-Pacific region with Information Guardians in Boston. But China is seeking approval to be part of the World Trade Organization, and… Read more

Trade tensions with China threaten telecom import/export

WASHINGTON- Just as it emerged that the United States and China were about to strike a major trade deal promising huge wireless export opportunities and the Chinese organization m, a spy controversy high-tech outbreak that casts doubt on both potential breakthroughs and gives Republicans a new political opening to criticize the Clinton administration for putting China engagement ahead of national security. Last week, in response to new spying allegations and criticism from the GOP, Energy Secretary Bill Richardson fired Chinese-American scientist Wen Ho Lee from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico after he failed polygraph test and refused to cooperate with FBI agents during questioning about whether he played a role in China obtaining US nuclear secrets more than a decade ago. Lee’s dismissal follows recently concluded U.S.-China talks in Beijing on trade and other issues, and comes just weeks before Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji’s visit to the nation’s capital. The recent visit to Beijing by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky and other administration officials was made awkward by the White House’s decision to decline, on grounds of national security, export licenses Hughes Electronics Co. was seeking a $450 million deal. to sell two satellites to a Chinese-led consortium for a mobile phone system in Asia-Pacific. Nonetheless, administration officials sent positive signals afterward that substantial progress had been made in trade with China, the United States’ fifth-largest trading partner. Last year, US telecommunications exports to China totaled more than $726 million, while Chinese telecommunications goods imports reached $1.9 billion. That’s part of the problem: The United States was in the red by $57 billion in China’s trade last year. … Read more

Consolidation in Canadian telecommunications

The Canadian telecommunications market saw major changes last week, as its four smallest telecommunications companies agreed to merge into one company and Bell Canada formed a strategic partnership with the American Ameritech Corp. The merger of the four Atlantic region companies will create the third-largest telecommunications company and second-largest information technology provider. The new company, provisionally called AtlanticCo, is made up of Bruncor Inc., Island Telecom Inc., Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Co. Ltd. and NewTel Enterprises Ltd. On a pro forma basis, AtlanticCo will have net income of $114.2 million in 1998. , with some 230 million mobility subscribers and 78% market share in the region. “It has a solid financial foundation and has the size, scale and growth strategies necessary to become a significant player in the telecommunications and information technology sectors in North America,” said Gerry Pond. , President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruncor. Pond is set to become executive vice president of the new company and president of its Information Technology and Emerging Companies group. … Read more

Remembering ghosts of past technologies

While vendors are pouring their time and energy into America’s three major digital standards and developing standards for third-generation technology, there doesn’t seem to be much room for commercialization of the more obscure technologies touted a while ago. years. “You need volume production and vendor financing,” said Brian Cotton, principal analyst at Frost & Sullivan in Mountain View, Calif. “You have to feel good that this technology is going to be there.” Just as the advanced paging protocol of personal air communications technology never saw the light of day due to lack of operator commitment, analysts wonder if personal access communications system technology will follow suit. . “There will be a tech highway full of wreckage on the side of the road,” said Larry Swasey, analyst at Allied Business Intelligence in Oyster Bay, NY “WLL and other alternatives like broadband wireless and other data and phone offerings will fall to whoever comes to market at the right time Proponents of PACS technology, a low-level mobility wireless option, seem to be few and far between these days. started pushing the technology hard in 1995, hoping to convince smaller personal communications service operators and wireless communications service licensees to adopt the technology.Today, vendors like NEC America Corp .and Siemens Stromberg-Carlson have ceased developing PACS products in the U.S. … Read more

Crown Castle expands its tower kingdom

In the past two weeks alone, Crown Castle International Corp. more than doubled its tower portfolio in the US and UK, securing a leading position among independent tower companies. The most recent deals with Powertel Inc. and One 2 One in the UK add a total of 1,471 towers to the company’s portfolio, and an agreement with BellSouth Corp. earlier this month added 1,850 rounds. The company also formed a joint venture with Bell Atlantic Corp. last year which added 1,400 rounds to its inventory. Crown’s total tower portfolio exceeds 6,000, while its closest competitors, American Tower Corp. and SpectraSite, each control between 2,000 and 3,000 turns. “That makes Crown one of the two main tower companies along with American Tower, although I think the two are a bit different in what they have,” said Mark Ein, director of the Carlyle Group, a tower company. private equity firm based in Washington DC. … Read more

Check out the RCR Wireless News Archive for more stories from the past.

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ReVolve Renewable Power Corp. (formerly Philippine Metals Inc.) Announces Completion of Acquisition of Revolve Renewable Power Limited https://jazzfin.com/revolve-renewable-power-corp-formerly-philippine-metals-inc-announces-completion-of-acquisition-of-revolve-renewable-power-limited/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 23:27:00 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/revolve-renewable-power-corp-formerly-philippine-metals-inc-announces-completion-of-acquisition-of-revolve-renewable-power-limited/ Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 8, 2022) – ReVolve Renewable Power Corp. (TSXV: PHI) (formerly, Philippine Metals Inc.) (the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of all outstanding securities of ReVolve Renewable Power Limited (“Turn“) a developer of large-scale renewable energy generation projects in North America, with […]]]>

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 8, 2022) – ReVolve Renewable Power Corp. (TSXV: PHI) (formerly, Philippine Metals Inc.) (the “Company“) is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of all outstanding securities of ReVolve Renewable Power Limited (“Turn“) a developer of large-scale renewable energy generation projects in North America, with a particular focus on wind, solar and battery storage technologies (the “Transaction“).

In connection with the completion of the Transaction, the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV“) has conditionally approved the listing of the Company’s shares (as defined below). The Company’s shares are expected to begin trading on the TSXV under the new symbol “REVV” ​​on or about March 15 2022. Another press release will be issued once trading has begun.

The transaction constitutes a reverse takeover of the Company (as defined by TSXV Policy 5.2) and was completed under the terms of a definitive agreement dated February 7, 2022 pursuant to which the Company acquired all securities issued and outstanding of ReVolve by way of a securities exchange transaction with all securityholders of ReVolve.

Prior to the completion of the Transaction, the Company: (i) completed a consolidation of its issued and outstanding common shares (“Company shares“) on the basis of one Share in the Company post-consolidation for every four Shares in the Company before the Consolidation (the “Consolidation“); and (ii) approved the change of its name from “Philippine Metals Inc.” to “ReVolve Renewable Power Corp.”.

Pursuant to the Transaction: (i) an aggregate of 44,695,169 Post-Consolidation Company Shares were issued in exchange for the outstanding ordinary shares of ReVolve; and (ii) warrants exercisable to acquire 9,595,194 shares of the Company were issued in exchange for the outstanding warrants of ReVolve. Following the completion of the Transaction and the conversion of the outstanding Subscription Receipts (as defined below), there are 54,905,565 Post-Combination Company Shares issued and outstanding (on a undiluted).

Pursuant to the Transaction, each of the 5,180,793 subscription receipts (“Subscription receipts“) of the Company issued to investors as part of the financing previously announced by the Company and completed on December 8, 2021 and December 30, 2021 were exchanged for one post-combination company share and one warrant to acquire one share of the post-merger company (a “Mandate of the company“) pursuant to the terms of a subscription receipt agreement between the Company and Computershare Trust Company of Canada dated December 8, 2021 (the “Subscription Receipt Agreement“). Each warrant of the Company entitles its holder to purchase one (1) share of the Company post-combination at an exercise price of $0.75 until September 7, 2023. In addition, the Escrowed proceeds were also released pursuant to the terms of the Subscription Receipt Agreement.

Following the Transaction, the management team of the Company is as follows:

  • Omar Bojorquez (Director and President)

  • Steve Dalton (director and CEO)

  • Roger Norwich (director and chairman)

  • Joseph O’Farrell (director)

  • Finn Lyden (director)

  • Jonathan Clare (director)

  • JP Maguire (Director)

  • Craig Lindsay (director)

  • Nicholas Furber (CFO)

  • Janet Bates (General Secretary)

The Company also announces that, in connection with the Transaction, it has received and accepted an offer to cancel 150,000 incentive stock options previously granted to a former director of the Company.

Filing statement

In connection with the Transaction, the Company has filed its filing statement dated February 14, 2022 (the “Filing statement“) on the Company’s SEDAR profile. For more details on the transaction, investors are invited to consult the Filing Statement on the Company’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.comas well as the Company’s press releases dated June 24, 2021, September 7, 2021, October 25, 2021, November 29, 2021, December 10, 2021, December 30, 2021, February 8, 2022 and February 17, 2022 The filing statement provides information details about, among other things, the transaction, ReVolve and the company after the transaction has been completed.

About the company

The Company is engaged in developing utility-scale renewable energy generation projects in North America, with a particular focus on wind, solar and battery storage technologies.

For more information please contact:

ReVolve Renewable Power Corp.
Steve Dalton
Chief Executive Officer
Email: admin@revolve-renewablepower.com

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The TSXV has in no way passed on the merits of the Transaction and has neither approved nor disapproved of the content of this press release. Neither the TSXV nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release. This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements”. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements or developments of the Company to differ materially from any anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes, in light of the experience of its officers and directors, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors which have been deemed appropriate, that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, it should not be unduly relied upon as the Company cannot guarantee that they will prove to be accurate. When used in this press release, the words “estimate”, “project”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “plan”, “predict “, “may” or “should” and the negative of these words or such variations or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements and information. Forward-looking statements and information in this press release include information relating to the Company’s business plans, when the Company’s shares will begin trading on the TSXV and the Company’s ability to continue to develop utility-scale renewable energy projects. in North America. These statements and information reflect the Company’s current view. Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements and information. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from the results, performance or future achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors and risks include, among others: (a) after completion of the Transaction, the Company may need additional financing from time to time in order to continue its operations, which may not be available when needed or at acceptable terms; (b) compliance with government regulations; (c) domestic and foreign laws and regulations could adversely affect the Company’s business and results of operations; (d) the stock markets have experienced volatility which has often been unrelated to the performance of the companies and such fluctuations may have an adverse effect on the price of the Company’s securities, regardless of its operational performance; and (e) the impact of COVID-19. The forward-looking information contained in this press release represents the Company’s expectations as of the date of this press release and, accordingly, is subject to change after such date. Readers should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely on such information as of any other date. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements if management’s beliefs, estimates or opinions, or other factors, should change. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in the United States.

The securities of the Company have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “US Securities Act”) or any state securities law and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to United States persons. unless they are registered under the US Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OR ON US NEWSWIRE

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/116067

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Global Fluoroforms Market 2021 Industry Scenario on Key Vendors – Juhua, Zhengzhou Xingdao Chemical, Electronic Fluorocarbons, RONGQIANG Chem https://jazzfin.com/global-fluoroforms-market-2021-industry-scenario-on-key-vendors-juhua-zhengzhou-xingdao-chemical-electronic-fluorocarbons-rongqiang-chem/ Sun, 27 Feb 2022 23:48:47 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/global-fluoroforms-market-2021-industry-scenario-on-key-vendors-juhua-zhengzhou-xingdao-chemical-electronic-fluorocarbons-rongqiang-chem/ MarketQuest.biz announced the arrival of another report entitled Global fluoroform market from 2021 to 2027, which includes the general situation of the company from the estimation period 2021-2027. Data begins with market overview, market definition, division survey, topographical examination, and serious scene. The Fluoroform Statistical Survey Report was conducted by doing extensive essential and optional […]]]>

MarketQuest.biz announced the arrival of another report entitled Global fluoroform market from 2021 to 2027, which includes the general situation of the company from the estimation period 2021-2027. Data begins with market overview, market definition, division survey, topographical examination, and serious scene. The Fluoroform Statistical Survey Report was conducted by doing extensive essential and optional exploration. Specialists of the company further confirm this information.

Fluoroform’s statistical survey report additionally discusses the company’s most recent improvements, such as consolidations and acquisitions, organizations, joint efforts, and geologic expansions of vital participants. Additionally, the report also incorporates part of the overall industry, item details, organization outline, late turn of events, and gross benefit of each organization. The concentrate also includes the value chain review, which clarifies acquisition of unrefined substances, inbound coordination, outbound coordination, promotion, and post-deal administrations. Fluoroform report includes production cost survey, value review and unrefined substance estimate survey.

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  • Purity>99.9%
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  • Scientific research Refrigeration
  • Hospital refrigeration
  • Others

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  • North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and Australia)
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  • Zhengzhou Xingdao Chemical
  • Electronic fluorocarbons
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Explainer-Why the European mobile telecommunications market is ripe for consolidation | WKZO | All Kalamazoo https://jazzfin.com/explainer-why-the-european-mobile-telecommunications-market-is-ripe-for-consolidation-wkzo-all-kalamazoo/ Thu, 24 Feb 2022 07:59:47 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/explainer-why-the-european-mobile-telecommunications-market-is-ripe-for-consolidation-wkzo-all-kalamazoo/ By Supantha Mukherjee and Elvira Pollina STOCKHOLM/MILAN (Reuters) – Consolidation talk among European mobile operators has intensified, with several executives voicing support as bitter price wars drive up debt and limit funds for 5G network upgrades . While Spain’s Telefonica has been raising the subject of mergers for years, it has only recently been joined […]]]>

By Supantha Mukherjee and Elvira Pollina

STOCKHOLM/MILAN (Reuters) – Consolidation talk among European mobile operators has intensified, with several executives voicing support as bitter price wars drive up debt and limit funds for 5G network upgrades .

While Spain’s Telefonica has been raising the subject of mergers for years, it has only recently been joined by groups like Vodafone and Norway’s Telenor.

The topic is likely to be on the agenda when top telecoms executives meet later this month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, ​​with Britain’s Vodafone noting that the need for fast and reliable networks highlighted by the pandemic had helped regulators realize the value of investing.

WHY CONSOLIDATION?

The European telecommunications market is highly fragmented, with even small countries hosting up to four mobile operators, many of which are indebted and reluctant to upgrade their networks to 5G without a clear path to recoup the investment.

In contrast, in the United States for example, the three main operators have large customer bases and have been able to bring new services such as 5G to market more quickly.

At the end of 2021, 5G represented only 6% of all subscriptions in Western Europe compared to a fifth in North America, according to the Ericsson Mobility report.

Analysts say that in smaller countries, fewer operators would make the market more lucrative.

WHAT IS THE MAIN CHALLENGE?

Mergers would reduce the number of operators and regulators worry, which could lead to higher prices, less choice and reduced quality for consumers, especially if two local players join forces in the same market .

ING analysts said companies would need to show that any merger is good for consumers and that cost savings could be used to fund network investment.

The European Commission, which in 2016 blocked CK Hutchison’s $12.6 billion purchase of Britain’s O2 mobile unit from Telefonica, said in November it was revising its competition policy guidelines.

“Regulators show no particular will,” said independent TMT adviser Massimo Comito, pointing to the billions of euros the European Union is making available for the digitization and modernization of digital networks. “They remain concerned about preserving competition.”

Telefonica then formed a joint venture with Liberty Global in Britain bringing together O2 and Virgin Media.

WHAT DO TELCOS DO TO RAISE FUNDS?

From major pan-European players to Telia in Sweden and United Group in South East Europe, telecom operators have understood the value of their cell towers to infrastructure investors.

Telefonica sold its tower business for 7.7 billion euros, Vodafone raised billions by floating its infrastructure unit and Deutsche Telekom plans to sell its radio business soon.

Leaving non-essential assets is another option.

WILL PRIVATE INVESTORS BE INVOLVED?

Private investors have been at the forefront of recent European telecommunications deals, with Franco-Israeli billionaire Patrick Drahi taking Altice Europe private and then amassing an 18% stake in BT.

Iliad founder Xavier Niel made a €3 billion bid last year to delist the company, which now encompasses Vodafone’s Italian unit.

Providence, KKR and Cinven bought Spain’s MasMovil for 5 billion euros in 2020 and Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus bought T-Mobile Netherlands from Deutsche Telekom for 5.1 billion euros last year.

Although private equity firms do not face the same competition issues as established telecom operators, they also do not have the same savings opportunities that another local player might enjoy in the event of a merger, a said Nikos Stathopoulos, a partner. at BC Partners and President of United Group.

WILL THIS HAPPEN?

Vodafone chief executive Nick Read said the company was pursuing deals with rivals in several European markets, citing Britain, Spain, Italy and Portugal, while Orange said the France would “inevitably” see the number of operators drop from four to three.

Countries like Germany, UK, Spain and Sweden have four mobile operators, but others like Norway and Belgium have three.

Stathopoulos said it was “very natural” for four players to become three.

“The bigger question is whether regulators will be happy to go from three to two in some markets and will they still maintain that competitive tension?”

(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Stockholm and Elvira Pollina in Milan; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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POET Technologies Progressing Towards Nasdaq Listing https://jazzfin.com/poet-technologies-progressing-towards-nasdaq-listing/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/poet-technologies-progressing-towards-nasdaq-listing/ TORONTO, Feb. 22 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — POET Technologies Inc. (“POET” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: PTK; OTCQX: POETF), the designer and developer of POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) for data center and telecommunications markets, today announced as the next key step in its Nasdaq listing process that it has decided […]]]>

TORONTO, Feb. 22 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — POET Technologies Inc. (“POET” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: PTK; OTCQX: POETF), the designer and developer of POET Optical Interposer™ and Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) for data center and telecommunications markets, today announced as the next key step in its Nasdaq listing process that it has decided to conduct a ten-to-one consolidation (“the Consolidation”) of its ordinary shares (“Ordinary actions”) in order to meet Nasdaq listing requirements and the Company’s post-consolidation price target.

The Company expects that trading of the Common Shares on a post-consolidation basis on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) will begin on or about Monday, February 28, 2022. The name and ticker symbol of the Company (“PTK”) on TSXV will remain unchanged. The combination has already been approved by the Board on the recommendation of its sub-committee, as well as by shareholders at the recent annual general and special meeting of shareholders of the Company.

The Board of Directors believes that the consolidation will result in a number of potential benefits for POET, including meeting the minimum bid price requirement for Nasdaq listing and achieving a price target of post-consolidation action that will attract a broader institutional investor base for the company. The Company has been advised that a Nasdaq approval letter will be issued after a minimum of 5 trading days of its post-consolidation shares on the TSXV. The Company’s common stock is expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq approximately 7-10 days after consolidation, but timing cannot be guaranteed. Once final, the Company’s shares will trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “POET”.

“We said we would go up the Nasdaq when the time is right and from a position of strength, and we believe the time is right,” said Suresh Venkatesan, the company’s chief executive officer. “We are making substantial progress with a wide range of potential customers with standard and advanced products. Although there is still a lot of work to be done in collaboration with customers and suppliers to achieve commercial success, it is very clear to us that the Company is moving in the right direction, both technically and commercially. We believe we must act now and move towards a stock market where we believe POET’s achievements and future potential will be more widely appreciated and rewarded.

The consolidation has no material impact on the dollar value of investors’ shares. The 364,967,272 common shares currently issued and outstanding will be reduced to approximately 36,496,727 common shares after the consolidation. No fractional Common Shares will be issued following or at the time of the Consolidation. All fractional common shares post-consolidation will be rounded down. Outstanding stock options and stock warrants will also be adjusted to give effect to the consolidation in accordance with their terms. The Consolidation will have no effect on a Shareholder’s percentage ownership of the Company other than through the minimal effect of eliminating fractional Common Shares, even though Shareholder ownership will be represented by a smaller number of ordinary shares.

The Letter of Transmittal has been mailed to registered shareholders and registered shareholders should deposit their share certificate(s), together with the completed Letter of Transmittal, with Computershare Investor Services Inc., the agent registration and transfer of the Company. Non-registered shareholders who hold Common Shares through an intermediary (an investment dealer, broker, bank or financial institution) should be aware that the intermediary may have different procedures for handling the consolidation than those that will be put in place by the Company for registered shareholders. . If Shareholders hold their Common Shares through intermediaries and have any questions in this regard, they are encouraged to contact their intermediaries.

About POET Technologies Inc.
POET Technologies is a design and development company offering integration solutions based on the POET Optical Interposer™, a novel platform that enables the seamless integration of electronic and photonic devices into a single multi-chip module using advanced techniques wafer-level semiconductor fabrication and packaging methods. . POET’s optical interposer eliminates costly components and the labor-intensive assembly, alignment, run-in, and test methods used in conventional photonics. The cost-effective integration scheme and scalability of the POET Optical Interposer brings value to any device or system that integrates electronics and photonics, including some of the fastest growing areas of computing, such as intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles and high-speed networking for cloud service providers and data centers. POET is headquartered in Toronto, with operations in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Shenzhen, China and Singapore. More information can be obtained at www.poet-technologies.com.

This press release contains “forward-looking information” (within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws) and “forward-looking statements” (within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These statements or information are identified by words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “potential”, “estimate”, “propose”, ” project”, “outlook”, “anticipate” or similar words suggesting future results or statements regarding any potential results. These statements include the Company’s expectations regarding the completion of the Consolidation, the Nasdaq listing, the expansion of the investor and public relations program, the success of the Company’s product development efforts, the performance of its products, the expected results of its operations, the achievement of revenue objectives, and the expectation of continued success in the financing efforts, the capacity, functionality, performance and cost of the Company’s technology as well as market acceptance, inclusion and timing of the Company’s technology in current and future products.

Such forward-looking information or statements are based on a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which may cause actual results or other expectations to differ materially from those anticipated and which may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, management’s expectations regarding the success and timing of completion of the consolidation, Nasdaq listing, expansion of the investor and public relations program, completion of its development efforts, financing activities, future growth, recruitment of personnel, opening of offices, plans and completion of projects by the Company’s joint ventures and third-party consultants, contractors and partners, the availability of capital and the need to incur capital and other expenditures. Actual results could differ materially due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, lack of regulatory approval for any of the above, failure of its products to meet performance, operational risks related to the completion of the Company’s planned projects, recruitment delays for its newly opened operations or changes in plans regarding the development of the Company’s anticipated projects by third parties, risks affecting the the Company’s ability to execute projects, the Company’s ability to generate sales for its products, the ability to attract key personnel and the ability to raise additional capital. Although the Company believes that any expectations reflected in any forward-looking information or statements are reasonable, prospective investors in the Company’s securities should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, as the Company cannot guarantee that such expectations will prove to be correct. . The forward-looking information and statements contained in this press release speak as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise such forward-looking information and statements, except as required by law.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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“Music of Black Americans”: honoring black history through jazz music https://jazzfin.com/music-of-black-americans-honoring-black-history-through-jazz-music/ Mon, 21 Feb 2022 23:41:53 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/music-of-black-americans-honoring-black-history-through-jazz-music/ SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Shortly after black Americans found themselves freed from the shackles of slavery in the late 19th century, the labor songs that echoed among the estates worked by slaves turned into what we now call jazz and blues. The history of jazz is long and complex but its impact on modern […]]]>

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO) — Shortly after black Americans found themselves freed from the shackles of slavery in the late 19th century, the labor songs that echoed among the estates worked by slaves turned into what we now call jazz and blues.

The history of jazz is long and complex but its impact on modern music and culture is still felt today according to jazz historians. A new three-part series from Augustana University and the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society hopes to educate people about the history of jazz music and shine a light on the African-American musicians who were instrumental in shaping the genre.

Dr. Peter Folliard, dean of the Augustana School of Music, said the opportunity for the series arose after Alex Gilbert-Schrag, executive director of Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues (SFJB), advanced the idea of ​​creating a project in partnership with the university’s multimedia entrepreneurship program. Folliard said it made sense to partner because the university and SFJB both share a passion for jazz education and performance.

“Augustana is very committed to teaching jazz both in the classroom and in the rehearsal room,” Dr. Folliard said.

Jazz and the African-American experience

While it can be difficult to attribute the creation of jazz to a specific time and place, Augustana Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Brian Hanegan says it’s clear that jazz dates back to the region. of the Mississippi Delta between 1895 and 1915. Dr. Hanegan says that being a port city, New Orleans, Louisiana attracted people from all over the world and that, combined with the surplus brass and percussion instruments left behind by the Civil War, they made the perfect ingredients to create jazz.

The first part of the “Origins of Jazz” series focuses on the idea that jazz music is uniquely American. This is because the music itself originated from the work songs and field cries that slaves used to sing while working in the plantations and fields. The call-and-response nature and use of the pentatonic scale that was present in pitch songs became the basis of jazz music as a whole.

These songs morphed into blues and eventually jazz, Hanegan explained.

“The music was expressive and told the stories of the problems, the pain and the daily life that these African Americans lived. Music provided a platform and a voice for African Americans in mainstream society.

Dr. Brian Hanegan, Associate Professor of Music

While jazz originated in the Mississippi Delta, the great migration of the mid-20th century saw millions of black Americans leave the South and settle in northern cities, bringing jazz and blues with them. With migration, jazz music evolved in style and form while reaching out to black audiences.

As big bands become more popular, jazz music has reached white audiences, Hanegan said. While segregation was still prevalent at this time, dance halls allowed black musicians to gain prominence and upward mobility in the industry.

“There were also white bandleaders at the time, like Benny Goodman, who employed black musicians, because they were the best talent, and spoke out to promote the end of color barriers and divisions. racial lines in the United States,” Hanegan said.

The video series focuses heavily on the impact black artists such as Louis Armstrong have had on the genre. It even includes a story of Duke Ellington performing in Dell Rapids, South Dakota, and a local jazz musician’s unique connection to this historic visit.

While musicians of all races have contributed to jazz music, the genre is uniquely African American according to Dr. Folliard.

“Jazz music is black American music,” Folliard said.

At a time when black Americans faced lynching, segregation, and the disenfranchisement of other Americans, jazz music provided a venue for artists to express themselves. Both Folliard and Hanegan talked about jazz being an individualistic expression within a composition and for black Americans they were able to connect with other people through this art form.

For non-black artists, it extends the invitation to express themselves through jazz music.

“There’s an opportunity there to take historical context and play it with that awareness, but also, damn it, I can’t help but, as a creator, have my own influence and voice in this. “, said Folliard.

As a collaborative art form, Folliard said you can see black and white artists working together and learning from each other as they push the genre forward and even into new areas of music like rock and roll. roll, soul and pop.

“That’s also when you start to see integration instead of segregation, it’s first on stage. Oh if it can exist with music, maybe it can exist in dance halls…. This is where the beautiful mix of culture starts to happen.

Dr. Peter Folliard, Dean of the Augustana School of Music

While jazz music remains its own genre of music that is still evolving today, the fundamentals of jazz music have shaped the music we listen to today, according to Folliard. From electric instruments to harmony, Folliard says, it influenced music as early as the 1920s.

“Jazz broadened our harmonic palette. It influenced rock and pop music, it influenced classical music,” Folliard said.

When Dr. Folliard moved to Sioux Falls in 2017, he said there wasn’t much of a live jazz music scene beyond college and high school performances. But in the 5 years since he arrived, he’s seen this scene grow tremendously.

From live jazz performances at the Levitt in the summer to weekly jazz nights at the R Wine Bar & Kitchen, Folliard and Hanegan are pleased to see local businesses offering jazz musicians the opportunity to perform and the public the chance to experience this live music.

“There’s clearly a support and love for jazz here and I think it will continue to grow as long as we have people to run it and people to come and listen,” Folliard said. “Without jazz music, I don’t want to be here.”

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Change is in the air | White & Case srl https://jazzfin.com/change-is-in-the-air-white-case-srl/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 23:35:27 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/change-is-in-the-air-white-case-srl/ Respondents see COVID-related disruptions, economic contraction and geopolitical instability as the main challenges for the aviation sector in the coming year. But growth is expected, especially in Asia-Pacific and Australasia The next 12 months promise to be difficult again for the aviation sector. Most respondents expect further consolidation of airlines and leasing companies. Indeed, 58% […]]]>

Respondents see COVID-related disruptions, economic contraction and geopolitical instability as the main challenges for the aviation sector in the coming year. But growth is expected, especially in Asia-Pacific and Australasia

The next 12 months promise to be difficult again for the aviation sector. Most respondents expect further consolidation of airlines and leasing companies. Indeed, 58% point to “significant” M&A-related reconciliations in 2022, and a further 35% expect “moderate” consolidation.

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Focusing on the regions of the world that respondents believe will experience the fastest growth in the aviation sector in 2022, Asia-Pacific (excluding Australasia) stands out and is highlighted by a large majority (85%) of respondents. The region’s fundamentals are strong: Asia-Pacific’s growing middle class and regional travel market are key drivers, as is China’s growing influence in the region. “China wants to become the region’s most influential economy, and its Belt and Road Initiative will help Asia’s aviation sector,” says a partner at a Korea-based private equity firm from South. Meanwhile, the new US focus on the Indo-Pacific region under the Biden administration could provide additional stimulus.

58% expect significant airline and leasing company consolidation, and 35% expect moderate consolidation, in 2022.

Ranking the other regions selected by respondents, Australasia and Africa take second place, each selected by 33%, followed by North America (26%). The Middle East, Europe and South America are the regions least likely to see the fastest growing aviation industry according to respondents, cited by 16%, 7% and 0 %, respectively.

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85% of respondents expect Asia-Pacific to experience the fastest growth and expansion in the aviation sector in 2022.

When asked which regions are most at risk of slowing growth or experiencing recession in the coming year, 64% of respondents point to Europe. This is perhaps not surprising. While IMF data suggests the Eurozone could see GDP growth of around 4.3% in 2022, it still lags far behind emerging and developing Asia-Pacific (6.3%) and the United States. States (5.2%).1 Meanwhile, more than half of all respondents (55%) expect slower growth in South America, where forecast GDP growth is 3% for the region in 2022 and just 1.5% for its struggling economy, Brazil.

Delivery delays and suspended operations of certain aircraft types continue to be a headache for many airlines and lessors. Almost three-quarters of respondents in these groups (74%) report negative impacts that last for weeks or months. One of the main reasons is COVID-related manufacturing bottlenecks. The grounding of Boeing’s 737 Max was another factor, although the suspension was eventually lifted in 2021.

Has your organization recently suffered a short-term negative impact (weeks or months) due to delivery delays or the suspension of operations of certain aircraft?  (Airlines and lessor operators only)

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Have you postponed any of your deliveries?  (Airlines and lessor operators only)

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71%

airlines and lessor operators have postponed all or part of their deliveries

For airlines and lessors facing lackluster passenger demand, manufacturing delays could be a blessing in disguise, especially for those who have ordered jumbo jets. Passenger traffic on long-haul routes that rely on such aircraft has been hit the hardest by COVID-19. Demand for narrow-body aircraft for domestic and regional operations was less affected. Globally, 71% of airlines and rental companies have postponed some or all of their deliveries, with 15% saying they have had to postpone all of them. Airlines and lessors based in APAC are the most likely to differ (80%) and those in North America the least (61%).

Looking ahead, pandemic-related restrictions are expected to be one of the biggest threats to the profitability of 63% of airlines and 71% of ECAs over the next 12-18 months. “Travel restrictions are a huge hurdle for the business,” says the finance manager of a Malaysia-based airline. “The number of passengers has dropped drastically, and that is the main concern.”

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Concerns about the economy are also on the agenda. This is the biggest concern for lenders and banks (57% each), as they consider the threats of rising inflation and economic contraction. In this context, some fear that new trade barriers are not far off. “We see the protectionist attitude of governments increasing,” says the financial director of an EMEA-based donor.

Political instability is widely cited. A managing director of a US-based private equity firm says: “Political instability is something we cannot predict. Flights may have to be halted to some areas if the problem worsens. Meanwhile, European airlines are keeping a close eye on simmering tensions on Europe’s eastern fringe: “Some problems are cropping up and creating war situations,” warns the chief financial officer of an airline based in the Baltics. “Under these conditions, investment decisions become difficult.”

The dramatic contraction in passenger numbers since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about the number of aircraft currently on the market. Overall, only a minority (29%) of respondents believe that the number of aircraft currently on the market is too high.

Aircraft numbers cannot be easily changed. In addition, the considerable longevity of aircraft – 25.1 years for passenger aircraft and 32.5 years for cargo aircraft – requires a long-term view. “We cannot adjust or reduce the number of planes when there are temporary disruptions, especially when we don’t know how long these disruptions will last,” said the finance manager of a US-based carrier. United Arab Emirates.

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In terms of future funding, airlines and lessor-operators are split on whether they see themselves entering the JOL/JOLCO market in 2022. A large minority of respondents from both groups (45%) plan to do so , but the remaining 55% say they don’t plan to or aren’t sure about the question.

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71% use green bonds and 70% finance new equipment, in order to align with growing trends in energy transition and sustainability.

Addressing immediate challenges is a central concern for much of the sector. At the same time, there is a growing consensus that the industry needs to change, particularly when it comes to environmental performance and meeting ESG criteria. At the same time, a growing share of institutional financing, including sponsorship from export credit agencies, now comes with green conditions.

Aviation is the most difficult mode of transport to decarbonise.

Nevertheless, a migratory route is emerging. Measures include a shift to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), intelligent air traffic control, aircraft efficiency improvements, and the use of fixed ground power (FEGP) to reduce aircraft emissions. airports. There is also growing interest in greener propulsion systems, including the use of hydrogen and electricity, although practical solutions for large-scale aviation are still a long way off.

Our survey shows that seven out of ten respondents view green bonds and funding for new equipment as ways to align with growing trends in aviation sustainability and energy transition.

How is your organization seeking to align with growing trends in energy transition and sustainability?

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Green bonds are already being used to fund everything from fleet renewal to SAF research and sustainable airport buildings. The attractions are clear. “Green bonds are the best way to attract new investors,” says the managing director of an ECA based in North America. “There are domestic and foreign investors who take green investments seriously, and they don’t invest in companies that cause heavy damage to the environment.”

Financing new equipment (whether through bonds or otherwise) is also a key element of most respondents’ ESG platforms. “Our main focus has been to fund new equipment and projects aligned with green initiatives and sustainability,” says the finance manager of a Canada-based bank that invests up to $1 billion a year in the energy sector. aviation. “It also has a positive impact on our image.”

1 IMF, Global Economic Output Growth Projections: https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WEO/Issues/2021/10/12/world-economic-outlook-october-2021

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Winners of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club Competition (2021/ 6th edition) – London Jazz News https://jazzfin.com/winners-of-the-7-virtual-jazz-club-competition-2021-6th-edition-london-jazz-news/ Fri, 18 Feb 2022 22:01:33 +0000 https://jazzfin.com/winners-of-the-7-virtual-jazz-club-competition-2021-6th-edition-london-jazz-news/ The winners of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club 2021 competition (sixth edition) based in Milan are announced by Valerio Pappi There are two categories “Pros & Amateurs” and “Under 25”. Registration for the 2022 edition will open on March 1st – site link below. Professionals & Amateurs Ariel Bart. Publicity photo First prize: Israeli harmonica […]]]>

The winners of the 7 Virtual Jazz Club 2021 competition (sixth edition) based in Milan are announced by Valerio Pappi

There are two categories “Pros & Amateurs” and “Under 25”.

Registration for the 2022 edition will open on March 1st – site link below.

  1. Professionals & Amateurs
Ariel Bart. Publicity photo

First prize: Israeli harmonica player Ariel Bart with the “Color Palette” tune. (YOUTUBE / Website)

Second prize: English bassist Misha Mullov-Abbadoof the group with the melody
“The Infamous Black Grouse”.

Third Prize: The Swedish Big Band Tolvan’s Big Band with the tune “Interactions”.

2. Under 25

Ella Zirina (excerpt from the video)

First prize: Latvian guitarist Ella Zirina with the tune “I Love You Porgy” (YOUTUBE)

Second prize: Belgian group Cobalt Trio with the tune “Milan’s Blues”.

Third prize: Indonesian pianist Kasyfi Kalyasyena with the tune “Change”.

MEMBERS OF THE JURY:

Geila Zilkha (singer, teacher) – Japan

Gegè Telesforo (musician, producer) – Italy

Patricia Johnston (producer & artistic manager) – France

John Fenton (Jazz Journalists Association) New Zealand

Howard Mandel (President of the Jazz Journalists Association) – United States

Chris Hodgkins (producer, broadcaster for Jazz London Radio) – UK

Fernando R. de Mondesert (Association of Jazz Journalists) – Dominican Republic

Hryar Attarian (journalist for All About Jazz) – United States

Arthur Satyan (musician, teacher) – Armenia

Eddie Bencton (writer, producer, teacher) – USA

Marcela Breton (Jazz Journalists Association) – Colombia

Arnaldo DeSouterio (journalist, Producer, member of JJA) – Brazil

Debbie Mari (teacher at UKZN – School of Music Jazz Studies) – South Africa

Jan Fritz (producer, editor) – Germany

Peter Slavid (broadcaster) – UK

Anna-Maria Nitschke (singer and composer) – Netherlands

Jan Granlie (Salt Peanuts publisher) – Denmark

Jane Cornwell (journalist, writer) – Australia

Lofton Wheeler Emenari (broadcaster, writer) – USA

Jiaowei Hu (All About Jazz) – China

Loes Rusch (teacher at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam) – Netherlands

Virgil Mihaiu (writer) – Romania

Mirian Arbalejo (Jazz journalist) – Spain

Arlette Hovinga (Jazz in Europe) – Netherlands

Kornél Zipernovszky (Jazz Journalist) – Hungary

Jagadeesh Ramanujam Mudambi (jazz teacher) – India

David Adler (music critic and journalist) – United States

Victor Ovchinnikov (jazz journalist) – Ukraine

Antonio Ciacca (pianist, composer) – United States

Anna Russkevych (artistic director Jazz on the Dnieper) – Ukraine

Josef Woodard (jazz journalist) – United States

Jean Marie Doury (music journalist) – France

CONTEST PARTNERS

LINK FOR 2022 APPLICATIONS: www.7virtualjazzclub.net

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