World’s Biggest Cocktail Festival Unveils Jacob Martin as World’s Best Bartender

Highly anticipated competition brings colourful cocktail experiences and never-before-seen collaborations to the city of São Paulo


Jacob Martin celebrates his win at the World Class Global Bartender of the Year awards.

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, Sept. 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jacob Martin, from Canada, has been recognised by industry legends as the 2023 World Class Global Bartender of the Year. He shook off competition from over 10,000 other elite bartenders who attempted this year’s Everest of bartending.

The competition saw Jacob participate in a series of challenges over four days. From creating classic cocktails and elevating them to a TEN with bartender favourite, Tanqueray No. TEN, Jacob also dared to go one step beyond with Johnnie Walker Black Label’s versatility of flavours, as well as creating a Ketel One Garnished with Good cocktail which not only impressed the judges with its flavour creativity but delivered a positive impact in their local community in Canada.

Upon winning, Jacob said: “It’s an unbelievable honour to win World Class. Not just because it’s the pinnacle of the industry but also because of the giants I’ve had the privilege of competing with this week. Bartending is an amazing community and this week has constantly reminded me of that. We have all pushed each other, learned from each other and fed off the amazing energy from this fantastic city. The standard of the competition was out of this world, but right now I’m just looking forward to enjoying a cocktail made by someone else!”

Jacob Martin from Canada is crowned winner of the World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2023 and celebrates with previous World Class winners.

Jacob Martin from Canada is crowned winner of the World Class Global Bartender of the Year 2023 and celebrates with previous World Class winners.

As part of the competition, São Paulo has seen world-renowned bartenders including Monica Berg (from London’s Tayer + Elementary), Giacomo Giannotti (from the World’s Best Bar, Paradiso in Barcelona) and Ago Perrone (from London’s The Connaught Bar) descend on the city to judge the event and host special ‘World Class’ experiences in some of the city’s most iconic nightlife venues.

The competition also signals the beginning of the World Class Cocktail Festival, with amazing bar collaborations across the city including Bar Dos Arcos, Tan Tan and Guilhotina Bar.

Overall, The World Class Cocktail Festival extends to over 1,000 venues across Brazil, giving hundreds of thousands of cocktail lovers unique experiences from the likes of Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray No. TEN and Don Julio.

This year’s World Class also saw the inclusion of the Industry Forum, a chance to engage, educate and inspire the bartending community with seminars and panel discussions from World Class judges and guests – highlights included: “From Insta to IRL: trends and how to master them”, featuring World Class 2017 winner, Kaitlyn Stewart and Diageo Global Reserve Culture Manager, Giuliana Pe Benito and “Behind the Scenes of the World’s Best Bars” with bar owners including Monica Berg, Thiago Benares and Benjamin Padron.

Marissa Johnston, Global Head of Diageo World Class said: “Following last year’s World Class in Sydney was always going to be a big ask, but the World Class teams around the world, the Brazil team and, of course, our amazing 54 competitors have all stepped up to the plate and knocked it out the park. The level of energy on the ground here is incredible and after so many months of planning it’s been such a thrill to see it all come together like this. It’s so exciting to see a city come alive with great drinks and great experiences.

“Jacob has truly taken this competition to the next level – he excelled across the board and the feedback from the judges has been incredible. Jacob is such a deserving winner and I can’t wait to work with him over the next 12 months – he’ll go far.”

Since its launch in 2009, Diageo World Class has played a significant role in inspiring better drinking and transforming cocktail culture around the world by supporting over 450,000 bartenders worldwide through training and education.

For more information on World Class and to keep up to date with the latest drinks, trends and training, visit and follow @WorldClass on Instagram.

Jacob Martin takes on the Speed round during the World Class Global Bartender of the Year competition in São Paulo.

Jacob Martin takes on the Speed round during the World Class Global Bartender of the Year competition in São Paulo.

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Gamer Pakistan Announces Pricing of $6,800,000 Million Initial Public Offering

First Pakistan Company to List on Nasdaq and First Company Focused on AI in esports to Become a Publicly Listed Company in the United States

HENDERSON, Nev., Sept. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gamer Pakistan Inc. (NASDAQ: GPAK), an early-stage technology and esports company focused on game development and in-game AI community engagement, and organizing esports events in Pakistan, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 1,700,000 shares at a public offering price per share of $4.00.

All shares are being offered by Gamer Pakistan. In addition, Gamer Pakistan has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase an additional 255,000 shares of its common stock at the initial public offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions.

In connection with the offering, the Company’s common stock has been approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The shares are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market on September 29, 2023, under the ticker symbol “GPAK”. The offering is expected to close on October 3, 2023 subject to customary closing conditions.

The gross proceeds to Gamer Pakistan from the offering, before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses, are expected to be $6,800,000 million. Gamer Pakistan expects to use the net proceeds from the offering to build infrastructure, organize and promote esports tournaments in Pakistan, increase staff, acquire one or more eGame developers, build an integration in to Trade Desk for the Sale of Data to Brands, and provide general working capital.

WestPark Capital, Inc. is the sole Book-Running Manager for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus relating to this offering, when available, will be filed with the SEC and may also be obtained from WestPark Capital, Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 1800 Century Park East, Suite 220, Los Angeles, CA 90067 or by calling (310) 203-2919 or by emailing

About Gamer Pakistan

Gamer Pakistan Inc. (NASDAQ: GPAK), is an esports event development and product marketing company that was founded in November 2021 to create college, inter-university and professional esports events for all genders in Pakistan. Gamer Pakistan is rapidly becoming the premiere university esports partner for secondary education institutions in Pakistan. Gamer Pakistan creates the formats and events to provide a competitive environment in which to unearth and nurture budding esports talent at the collegiate level and provide them with opportunities to represent Pakistan globally in their journey to becoming world-class professional esports athletes. Operations are conducted through wholly-owned subsidiary K2 Gamer (PVT) Ltd., and affiliate Elite Sports Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. For more information visit

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Nyxoah Announces Partnership with ResMed in Germany

Nyxoah Announces Partnership with ResMed in Germany
Creates a continuum of care in the German obstructive sleep apnea market

Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium – September 28, 2023, 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 has entered into a partnership with ResMed Germany to increase OSA awareness and therapy penetration in the German market.

Nyxoah and ResMed Germany will establish a continuum of care that will educate and guide OSA patients in the German market from diagnosis through treatment. Together, the companies will work to accelerate patient identification and better support patient set-up on the appropriate therapy. The companies will collaborate on:

  • OSA helplines and direct-to-consumer marketing initiatives
  • Sales and marketing efforts targeting ENTs and sleep physicians
  • Patient and clinician educational programs and symposiums

“We are thrilled to partner with ResMed Germany, as it strengthens further our patient-first approach to treating obstructive sleep apnea. OSA reduces quality of life and can result in other serious medical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Together, ResMed Germany and Nyxoah will heighten awareness of OSA and increase therapy penetration,” commented Olivier Taelman, Nyxoah’s Chief Executive Officer. “The OSA ecosystem created by this partnership will guide patients from diagnosis to the right treatment for them, whether that is a mandibular device, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), or hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS).”

“It is our joint goal to enable more patients to receive effective, personalized therapy,” said Katrin Pucknat, President, ResMed Germany. “Over 95 percent of patients in Germany suffering from sleep apnea are not diagnosed or treated. In addition, there are patients who have problems with their therapy and just stop it without considering an alternative. The partnership with Nyxoah will enable us to broaden the education around therapy options and empower patients to benefit from improved health outcomes.”

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. 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 U.S. 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.

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Certain statements, beliefs and opinions in this press release are forward-looking, which reflect the Company’s or, as appropriate, the Company directors’ or managements’ current expectations regarding the Genio® system; planned and ongoing clinical studies of the Genio® system; the potential advantages of the Genio® system; Nyxoah’s goals with respect to the development, regulatory pathway and potential use of the Genio® system; the utility of clinical data in potentially obtaining FDA approval of the Genio® system; and the Company’s results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, performance, prospects, growth and strategies. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors could adversely affect the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described herein. Additionally, these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties set forth in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 22, 2023, and subsequent reports that the Company files with the SEC. A multitude of factors including, but not limited to, changes in demand, competition and technology, can cause actual events, performance or results to differ significantly from any anticipated development. Forward looking statements contained in this press release regarding past trends or activities are not guarantees of future performance and should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. In addition, even if actual results or developments are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in future periods. No representations and warranties are made as to the accuracy or fairness of such forward-looking statements. As a result, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements in this press release as a result of any change in expectations or any change in events, conditions, assumptions or circumstances on which these forward-looking statements are based, except if specifically required to do so by law or regulation. Neither the Company nor its advisers or representatives nor any of its subsidiary undertakings or any such person’s officers or employees guarantees that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does either accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release or the actual occurrence of the forecasted developments. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

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Your Guide on Ordering a Slice of BMW Luxury in Pakistan

Are you ready to own a piece of BMW’s prestige right at your doorstep within just three days? If the idea of experiencing the spirit of BMW through a smartphone intrigues you, then you’re in for a treat.

In this article, we’ll guide you on how to order the Infinix NOTE 30 VIP, a smartphone that encapsulates the essence of BMW, topping off with 50W wireless charging technology. Buckle up as we take you through the journey of acquiring this exclusive edition smartphone and explore how its design works harmoniously to deliver a unique blend of automotive excellence and cutting-edge mobile technology right here in Pakistan.

Your journey begins at Xpark, the online destination that brings exclusive tech experiences to your doorstep. Once you’re on Xpark, search for the Infinix NOTE 30 VIP – racing edition. The design of the Infinix NOTE 30 VIP isn’t just visually appealing; it’s also highly functional. Much like BMW’s design philosophy, which marries aesthetics with performance, this smartphone’s design is meticulously crafted to deliver an exquisite look and feel while also providing top-notch functionality. Holding it in your hand, you’ll notice the attention to detail and the premium materials used.

One of the standout features of the Infinix NOTE 30 VIP is its 50W wireless charging technology. This is where the essence of BMW’s commitment to excellence shines through. Just like BMW’s precision engineering, this cutting-edge technology ensures that your device is ready to go in no time. Say goodbye to long charging times and hello to convenience. You might be wondering how the spirit of BMW is encapsulated in a smartphone. Well, it’s all about the shared values of innovation, performance, and luxury.

BMW has long been associated with pushing the boundaries of automotive technology, and this partnership with Infinix is no different. The Infinix NOTE 30 VIP brings the thrill of driving a BMW to your fingertips, delivering a user experience that’s as exhilarating as a spin in a BMW M series.

As we eagerly await further details, it’s clear that the intersection of automotive excellence and cutting-edge mobile technology will usher in a new era of innovation. Stay tuned for updates as we embrace the future of technology and luxury, encapsulated

Source: Pro Pakistani

Caretaker PM performed Umrah

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar performed Umrah last night after reaching Makkah al-Mukarramah.

On this occasion, he prayed for the progress and prosperity of the country and harmony among the Muslim Ummah.

As a special gesture of respect, the door of Khana-e-Kaaba was opened and the Prime Minister got the honour to pray inside the Holy Kaaba.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan underscores need for reforming int’l financial architecture

Pakistan has underscored the need for reforming the international financial architecture.

Speaking in a debate on Social Development at 78 session of UN General Assembly's Third Committee, Ambassador Munir Akram said that world inequalities have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, while achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is constrained by limited fiscal space.

Source: Radio Pakistan