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The Palme d’or Chopard, the Artisan of international film-making’s most prestigious award

The Palme d’or

Chopard, the Artisan of international film-making’s

most prestigious award

Every year, the Palme d’or, the Holy Grail of the Seventh Art, is awarded to the best film in the competition at the Cannes International Film Festival. The latest feature film to win it, Parasite by Bong Joon Ho, quite simply rewrote the history of cinema, confirming the absolute prestige and power of this trophy. As a longstanding partner to the Festival, Chopard is proud to accompany this annual launch into orbit of an exceptional talent. Since 1998, the Maison has been the Artisan of the Palme d’or and indeed of all the trophies awarded at the Festival’s closing ceremony.

On May 25th 2019, Bong Joon Ho was awarded the Palme d’or by Catherine Deneuve – having been unanimously chosen by a jury chaired by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – for his film Parasite. Stroking the blue morocco leather case containing the trophy, the overawed and deeply moved South Korean filmmaker admitted: “I was just a timid film buff who decided to become a film director at the age of 12. I never even imagined that I would touch this trophy. And winning the award is more priceless than ever.”

From that magical moment suspended in time, Parasite, a huge hit that reconciled audiences and critics in the same collective euphoria, swept up everything in its path, even conquering Hollywood.

The Palme d’or, a fantastic platform

The phenomenal triumph of Parasite reminded us that being awarded the supreme prize at the Cannes Film Festival offers the most spectacular launch pad for the career of both films and filmmakers in the firmament of the Seventh Art, confirming that the Palme d’or remains the most precious ‘open sesame’ for winning the hearts of the whole world.

After scooping every major award in the world one by one, the film honoured by the Palme d’or ended its wild ride in style by taking home the four most prestigious statuettes at the 2020 Oscars (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film) and by accomplishing two feats at the same time: not only was Parasite the first non-English speaking film to win the Best Picture Oscar, but also the first film to win the Best Picture and Best International Film Oscars together. This is unprecedented in the 92-year history of the American Film Academy! “Since its huge win at Cannes, Parasite has continued to rack up the most prestigious awards and to break records, making it undoubtedly one of the most repeatedly distinguished films in the history of cinema. A historic prize!” enthused Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Cannes Film Festival.

Chopard, partner of the greatest cinematographic adventures

The story began in 1997. During a meeting with Pierre Viot (then President of the Cannes Festival), Caroline Scheufele (Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard) suggested redesigning the Palme d’or. Symbolically, this keen film lover imagined a heart at the base of the Palme d’or branch presented the following year, giving a new lease on life to the trophy.

Through this thrilling palm, which has symbolised hearts beating in unison for more than 20’ years, a veritable hand-sculpted jewel composed of 19 yellow gold leaves resting on a unique cushion of rock crystal, the Maison Chopard, jeweller of the red carpet and official partner of the Cannes Film Festival since 1998, continues to share its passion for the cinema and its emotions with the entire world.

A shining example of the Maison’s commitment to sustainable luxury, the Palme d’or has been crafted in ethical Fairmined-certified yellow gold since 2014, making it the only ethical trophy in the world of cinema crafted with respect for people and for the environment.

In addition to the Palme d’or for the best film, the Maison’s Haute Joaillerie workshops craft all the trophies – in rock crystal engraved with a palm – awarded to the other winners at the closing ceremony, a traditionally unforgettable evening that opens up the realm of every possibility, as we now know more than ever.

In addition to the Palme d’or, Caroline Scheufele is also behind the Trophée Chopard, awarded each year since 2001 during the Cannes fortnight to an up-and-coming actress and actor, thus helping to shape the future of cinema.

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El calentador de agua LG ofrece un rendimiento ecológico ultraeficiente con un diseño galardonado

EL CALENTADOR DE AGUA LG OFRECE UN RENDIMIENTO ULTRA EFICIENTE Y ECOLÓGICO CON UN DISEÑO GALARDONADO

El compresor inverter aumenta el rendimiento de la calefacción y reduce el consumo de energía, mientras que las funciones inteligentes brindan una mayor comodidad

SEÚL, diciembre de 2020: LG Electronics (LG) presentará su avanzado calentador de agua con bomba de calor inverter que ahorra energía en CES® 2021. Ganador del premio a la innovación CES, el nuevo modelo está impulsado por el renombrado DUAL Inverter Compressor de LG, que promueve un calentamiento de agua rápido y eficaz, al mismo tiempo que reduce el consumo de electricidad y los costos de funcionamiento. Además, el dispositivo inteligente duradero y altamente eficiente es compatible con la aplicación LG ThinQ ™ para un control conveniente desde dentro o fuera de la casa.

El compresor DUAL Inverter de LG calienta el agua mediante el calor de condensación generado en el proceso de compresión y circulación del refrigerante. El resultado es un calentador de agua que utiliza hasta un 74 por ciento menos de energía para funcionar anualmente que un calentador de agua eléctrico convencional.1 El nuevo producto estará disponible en versiones de 200 y 270 litros de capacidad, con impresionantes calificaciones de eficiencia energética de A + y A ++, respectivamente.2 Además, el compresor y el depósito de agua de gran durabilidad están cubiertos por una garantía de 10 años. El sistema eficiente de LG utiliza el calor del aire para reducir aún más el uso de electricidad, mientras que sus dos fuentes de calor internas, bomba de calor y calentador, aseguran que los usuarios nunca tengan que pasar sin agua caliente incluso en momentos de uso intensivo.

El calentador de agua inteligente con bomba de calor Inverter está habilitado para Wi-Fi, lo que le permite funcionar sin problemas con la aplicación móvil ThinQ de LG, disponible en dispositivos Android e iOS.

Aplicación, hogar

los propietarios pueden administrar y monitorear el sistema de forma remota, recibir recordatorios de mantenimiento regulares y diagnosticar ciertos problemas sin tener que llamar al servicio al cliente. Los usuarios también pueden verificar la temperatura del agua en tiempo real y usar la función de programación para establecer el tiempo y la duración de la operación.

“El nuevo calentador de agua con bomba de calor LG Inverter refleja nuestro compromiso de ofrecer productos de alto rendimiento que tienen menos impacto en los gastos de energía del hogar y en el planeta”, dijo Lyu Jae-cheol, presidente de LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “LG seguirá desarrollando soluciones responsables con el medio ambiente que hagan la vida diaria más cómoda para los consumidores de todo el mundo”.

Ganador de todos los premios de diseño de productos importantes (iF Design, Red Dot, IDEA), este producto tiene un estilo elegante y moderno en línea con los últimos electrodomésticos premium de LG y también es fácil de instalar. El calentador de agua con bomba de calor LG Inverter estará disponible en los mercados de Europa y América del Norte a partir del primer trimestre de 2021 y estará en exhibición en el stand de exhibición virtual CES 2021 de LG a partir del 11 de enero.

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1 Según los datos de simulación interna del consumo diario de electricidad en condiciones climáticas medias de la UE, el consumo anual de electricidad fue un 74% menor con el calentador de agua con bomba de calor LG Inverter de 270 litros en comparación con un calentador de agua eléctrico general de clase C.

2 La eficiencia energética se probó en un espacio sin calefacción a 15 grados Celsius según EN16147 con perfil de carga L.

3 La compatibilidad con la aplicación LG ThinQ no está disponible en todos los mercados.

 

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Blockchain project wins Startup Autobahn innovation award
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Blockchain project wins Startup Autobahn innovation award

Blockchain project wins Startup Autobahn innovation award

The final round of Europe’s largest innovation platform, Startup Autobahn, was taking place in virtual form for the first time. Porsche was involved in five projects this time, supporting the founders with experienced mentors.

More than 30 start-ups from all over the world are presenting their ideas for future mobility online as part of the eighth Expo Days.

CarbonBlock – a sustainability project by the Berlin start-up CircularTree – has also won the Global Innovation Award of the American accelerator Plug and Play. Porsche set up this project as a pilot together with the suppliers BASF and Motherson. The blockchain application developed by CarbonBlock makes the greenhouse emissions of supply chains transparent. It provides companies with “smart contracts”, which make it possible to digitally forward the CO2 emissions of components along the supply chain, in order to quantify a product’s carbon footprint in a standardised way.

The other projects with Porsche participation in the eighth round

Circularise tracks plastics from raw material through to finished car

Porsche has developed a prototype app together with the Dutch start-up Circularise and the suppliers Covestro, Domo Chemicals and Borealis. The app uses blockchain technology to make information about the sustainable production of components and materials visible to customers. It does this by enabling the individual plastic content of product parts to be tracked.

ClimaCell extends Porsche Roads app to include real-time air quality

US start-up ClimaCell has further developed the ROADS by Porsche app so that detailed information on air quality is now available in real time. ClimaCell has based this on a “weather of things” approach and uses several hundred million virtual sensors. These include satellite signals as well as data collected using Car-to-X technology, traffic monitoring cameras or mobile devices. A traffic light system informs drivers about the air quality on their route.

Monk pioneers lightning-fast inspections by smartphone

A project from the French start-up Monk, supported by Porsche, speeds up the return and assessment of rental cars and lease vehicles. Monk has developed a software application that allows fast analysis of possible damage on these vehicles. Using a smartphone, the user takes photos so that the scope of potential damage to different areas of the car can be analysed by artificial intelligence.

Clear and precise speech recognition: Hi.Auto cuts out background noise

Together with Porsche, the Israeli start-up Hi.Auto has developed an audiovisual speech recognition system. The user speaks in the normal way via a microphone, while a camera simultaneously observes lip movements. This information is evaluated by means of a deep learning algorithm and enables speech and background noise to be separated more clearly than with previous purely audio-based methods.

About Startup Autobahn

Porsche has been a partner of Startup Autobahn since the beginning of 2017. The innovation platform acts as an interface between industry-leading companies and technology start-ups in Stuttgart. The programme enables corporate partners and start-ups to jointly develop prototypes to evaluate possible further collaborations between the two parties, and to test the technology and initiate production-ready implementation. The projects are set up to run for a period of six months and a number of companies have joined the platform. Alongside Porsche, these include Daimler, the University of Stuttgart, Arena 2036, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, DXC Technology, ZF Friedrichshafen and BASF. So far, Porsche has realised more than 70 projects with Startup Autobahn. Around a third of the results are incorporated in series development.