TANAKA Selected in Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry's 2020 Global Niche Top Companies

TOKYO, Aug 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka) announced today that TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & CEO: Koichiro Tanaka), which operates the TANAKA Precious Metals manufacturing business, has been selected and awarded by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) as one of its "Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100" (GNT Companies Selection 100) and has just received the certification.


Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100 certificate


Fuel cell catalysts


Companies selected in the GNT Companies Selection 100 are being recognized by METI for excelling in niche sectors of global markets or for being outstanding companies with businesses focused on parts or materials with increasing importance for supply chain in a changing international landscape. On June 30, 2020, METI announced the selection of 113 companies for its 2020 GNT Companies Selection 100. TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo was recognized and awarded a certificate in the materials and chemistry category for its catalyst products for fuel cells.

Development and Manufacture of Fuel Cell Catalysts by TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo

Electrode catalysts for fuel cells are materials that promote chemical reactions within fuel cells to turn hydrogen into water and electricity. Vehicles equipped with fuel cells (FCVs) are much more energy-efficient than vehicles that use energy from the combustion of gasoline or other fuels. Because there are no greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as carbon dioxide, emitted during use, FCVs are expected to provide benefits from the perspective of environmental conservation in particular. As a comprehensive manufacturer of precious metals, TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo was an early developer of electrode catalysts that use platinum, with the belief that they can make a significant contribution to the fuel cell industry.

TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo specializes in customization to meet the needs of its customers. In collaboration with industry and academia, it has also maintained, for about 15 years, the leading share of the global market for electrode catalysts for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEFCs). In 2019, it expanded capacity at its FC Catalyst Development Center and enhanced production capabilities. As a result, it has built a system that will rapidly respond with stable supplies to increases in demand for electrode catalysts as the fuel cell market grows.

With the use of fuel cells becoming more widespread, demand for cost reductions and improved quality are also increasing, so TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo is continuing to develop related technologies, including the development of manufacturing processes and analysis technologies. Going forward, the company will continue to develop catalysts that improve the performance of fuel cells and reduce the use of precious metals in order to deliver products that contribute to a hydrogen society and help conserve the environment.

Reference: METI press release for the 2020 Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100
https://www.meti.go.jp/press/2020/06/20200630002/20200630002.html

TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Holding company of TANAKA Precious Metals)
Headquarters: 22F, Tokyo Building, 2-7-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Koichiro Tanaka, Representative Director & CEO
Founded: 1885
Incorporated: 1918*
Capital: 500 million yen
Employees in consolidated group: 5,138 (FY2019)
Employees: 221 (March 31, 2020)
Net sales of consolidated group: JPY 1,149,604 million (FY2019)
Main businesses of the group: The holding company at the center of TANAKA Precious Metals responsible for strategic and efficient group management and management guidance to group companies.
URL: https://www.tanaka.co.jp/english/
* TANAKA Holdings adopted a holding company structure on April 1, 2010.

TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
Headquarters: 22F, Tokyo Building, 2-7-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Koichiro Tanaka, Representative Director & CEO
Founded: 1885
Incorporated: 1918
Capital: 500 million yen
Employees: 2,393 (including overseas subsidiaries) (as of March 31, 2020)
Sales: JPY 992,679,879,000 (FY2019)
Main businesses: Manufacture, sales, import and export of precious metals (platinum, gold, silver, and others) and various types of industrial precious metals products.
URL: https://tanaka-preciousmetals.com

About TANAKA Precious Metals
Since its foundation in 1885, TANAKA Precious Metals has built a diversified range of business activities focused on precious metals. TANAKA is a leader in Japan regarding the volumes of precious metals handled. Over the course of many years, TANAKA has not only manufactured and sold precious metal products for industry but also provided precious metals in such forms as jewelry and resources. As precious metals specialists, all Group companies within and outside Japan work together with unified cooperation between manufacturing, sales, and technological aspects to offer products and services. Additionally, to make further progress in globalization, TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo welcomed Metalor Technologies International SA as a member of the Group in 2016.

As precious metal professionals, TANAKA Precious Metals will continue to contribute to the development of an enriching and prosperous society.

The five core companies that make up TANAKA Precious Metals are as follows.
-- TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (pure holding company)
-- TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.
-- TANAKA Denshi Kogyo K.K.
-- Electroplating Engineers Of Japan, Limited
-- TANAKA Kikinzoku Jewerly K.K.

Press release in PDF: http://www.acnnewswire.com/clientreports/598/200805_EN.pdf

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ECXX Secures RMO Sandbox Approval from MAS; to Launch Asset-based Digital Securities Exchange

SINGAPORE, Aug 5, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - ECXX Global Pte. Ltd. (ECXX), a pioneer in operating digital asset exchange using blockchain technology, is pleased to announce that it has secured admission by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to the Fintech Sandbox Express as a Recognised Market Operator (RMO).*

With the approval, ECXX targets the launch of blockchain-based digital securities exchange platform ecxx.co, which offers various asset-based digital securities such as real estate, private equity, venture capital and investment funds to institutional and accredited non-individual investors.

These digital securities could represent a share in the ownership of a real estate, a share in the ownership of a company or participation in an investment fund, and can then be traded on a secondary market. Tokenisation of assets refers to the process of issuing a blockchain token (specifically, a security token) that digitally represents a real tradable asset (such as real estate) - in many ways similar to the traditional process of securitisation.

With its own in-house proprietary system, ECXX has been operating a digital asset exchange that allows both professional traders and retail investors to buy, sell and store digital assets. Its digital exchange platform is integrated with MyInfo, the one-stop Singapore government identity platform, which allows seamless Know-Your-Customer checks on members of MyInfo, who can log-in to ECXX's digital asset exchange using their SingPass.

ECXX has also applied for a license under the Payment Services Act and once approved, it will be the first exchange in Singapore to offer both digital payment tokens and digital securities under two different platforms.

Commenting on this milestone, Mr Branson Lee, Chief Executive Officer of ECXX, said: "There are a multitude of applications of blockchain technology within the financial industry, and the tokenisation of assets has the potential to fundamentally change how we invest in assets.

"With S$3.4 trillion of assets under management in Singapore, we aim to utilise the Recognised Market Sandbox admission to develop our securities exchange platform and create asset-based securitised tokens that can be regulated and traded, paving the way for mainstream adoption."

Led by an experienced management team well versed in digital assets and the blockchain ecosystem, ECXX has been backed by prominent venture capital firms CapitalX, Epsilon Investment, Ariki Asia and ChainUp. In June 2020, Hatten Land announced a proposed investment of US$6 million for a 20% equity stake in ECXX.

Issued on behalf of ECXX Global Pte. Ltd. by 8PR Asia Pte Ltd.

Media & Investor Contacts:
Mr. Alex TAN
Mobile: +65 9451 5252
Email: alex.tan@8prasia.com

*https://www.mas.gov.sg/development/fintech/sandbox-express



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Digital Identity Startup Blockpass Airdrops to be Distributed via Holdex

HONG KONG, Aug 5, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - KYC-as-a-service provider Blockpass (https://blockpass.org) announces that its series of community airdrops will be carried out through 'the home of Crypto' Holdex (https://holdex.io/). Holdex and Blockpass have been working together since May 2018 when the Blockpass KYC Connect identity solution was integrated into the Holdex tool suite, offering streamlined compliance services to Holdex customers. Showcasing its belief in Holdex's potential, Blockpass also invested in Holdex in July 2018.

Holdex is a startup that builds marketing automation and community-management tools for Blockchain applications, with a focus on aggregating knowledge on Crypto products in its unique marketplace. For Blockchain applications and service providers Holdex offers the ability to conduct community-building campaigns using both off-chain and on-chain tools, from managing content like announcements, help articles, and questions-and-answers from the community, to facilitating airdrops and fundraising - solutions which need the right balance between security, compliance, and ease-of-use.

Blockpass provides a KYC verification SaaS to businesses that operate in regulated industries and an increasingly remote world where trust needs to be verified digitally. Through the Blockpass digital identity protocol, end-users can easily create a verified portable identity that can be re-used to onboard with any service in minutes. Blockpass' unique token, PASS token, is a utility token which facilitates the working of the Blockpass ecosystem and the growth of its user base by rewarding both businesses and individuals that use the platform.

Adam Vaziri, CEO of Blockpass, said: "It's great to be carrying out more work in partnership with our long-standing friends and partners at Holdex. Given we share so many goals and priorities, it was only natural that we approached them to conduct our community airdrops as we seek to spread the benefits of PASS tokens to a wider audience in as fair a manner as possible."

Vadim Zolotokrylin, CEO of Holdex, added: "We are excited to carry out the PASS token airdrop! The current pandemic has only served to highlight the importance of digital identity technology, so we are proud to share PASS with the Crypto community and increase awareness of a better way to carry out KYC/AML, a major source of frustration for many users and drop off for many Blockchain businesses. By facilitating this airdrop for Blockpass we firmly believe we are ultimately aiding in the adoption of decentralized technology."

The services of Blockpass and Holdex are increasingly important in a world where working remotely and enabling global markets are becoming the norm in the Covid pandemic. The importance of privacy and security whilst enabling regulatory compliance is paramount to both companies, and they are constantly developing and expanding to provide the best possible experience for users and businesses.

About Blockpass

Blockpass is a unique, reusable digital identity (DID) solution for organizations that participate in regulated industries and in the increasingly remote business environment where trust needs to be verified digitally. Blockpass offers an alternative process to cumbersome, repetitive and expensive Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checks through a seamless merchant dashboard that is setup immediately with pay-as-you-go and no initial fee. Blockpass' KYC Connect(TM) platform enables businesses to select requirements for customer onboarding that can include ID authentication, face-matching, address checking, AML ongoing monitoring and/or screening of sanctions lists, politically exposed persons (PEP), and adverse media. Through Blockpass, end-users easily create a verified portable identity that they can control and re-use to onboard with any service instantly. In response to the Covid pandemic, Blockpass recently developed a digital certificate service for Covid infection and antibody verification testing.

For more information and updates, please visit and sign up to the following:
Promotional video: https://youtu.be/SvO2cw3e-SI
Website: http://www.blockpass.org
Email: sales@blockpass.org

About Holdex

Holdex is the home of Crypto. At Holdex we build user-satisfaction tools for Blockchain applications to automate their marketing and community-management. We also provide to Crypto users a community-curated knowledge market with all their favorite Blockchain apps. Crypto users can deepen their involvement in Crypto by browsing our knowledge market and participating in discussions. At Holdex, we strive to make the Crypto community ever stronger and closer so that together we can accelerate Blockchain adoption and finally make the world a more open and inclusive place.




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Digital Identity Startup Blockpass Airdrops to be Distributed via Holdex

HONG KONG, Aug 5, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - KYC-as-a-service provider Blockpass (https://blockpass.org) announces that its series of community airdrops will be carried out through 'the home of Crypto' Holdex (https://holdex.io/). Holdex and Blockpass have been working together since May 2018 when the Blockpass KYC Connect identity solution was integrated into the Holdex tool suite, offering streamlined compliance services to Holdex customers. Showcasing its belief in Holdex's potential, Blockpass also invested in Holdex in July 2018.

Holdex is a startup that builds marketing automation and community-management tools for Blockchain applications, with a focus on aggregating knowledge on Crypto products in its unique marketplace. For Blockchain applications and service providers Holdex offers the ability to conduct community-building campaigns using both off-chain and on-chain tools, from managing content like announcements, help articles, and questions-and-answers from the community, to facilitating airdrops and fundraising - solutions which need the right balance between security, compliance, and ease-of-use.

Blockpass provides a KYC verification SaaS to businesses that operate in regulated industries and an increasingly remote world where trust needs to be verified digitally. Through the Blockpass digital identity protocol, end-users can easily create a verified portable identity that can be re-used to onboard with any service in minutes. Blockpass' unique token, PASS token, is a utility token which facilitates the working of the Blockpass ecosystem and the growth of its user base by rewarding both businesses and individuals that use the platform.

Adam Vaziri, CEO of Blockpass, said: "It's great to be carrying out more work in partnership with our long-standing friends and partners at Holdex. Given we share so many goals and priorities, it was only natural that we approached them to conduct our community airdrops as we seek to spread the benefits of PASS tokens to a wider audience in as fair a manner as possible."

Vadim Zolotokrylin, CEO of Holdex, added: "We are excited to carry out the PASS token airdrop! The current pandemic has only served to highlight the importance of digital identity technology, so we are proud to share PASS with the Crypto community and increase awareness of a better way to carry out KYC/AML, a major source of frustration for many users and drop off for many Blockchain businesses. By facilitating this airdrop for Blockpass we firmly believe we are ultimately aiding in the adoption of decentralized technology."

The services of Blockpass and Holdex are increasingly important in a world where working remotely and enabling global markets are becoming the norm in the Covid pandemic. The importance of privacy and security whilst enabling regulatory compliance is paramount to both companies, and they are constantly developing and expanding to provide the best possible experience for users and businesses.

About Blockpass

Blockpass is a unique, reusable digital identity (DID) solution for organizations that participate in regulated industries and in the increasingly remote business environment where trust needs to be verified digitally. Blockpass offers an alternative process to cumbersome, repetitive and expensive Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) checks through a seamless merchant dashboard that is setup immediately with pay-as-you-go and no initial fee. Blockpass' KYC Connect(TM) platform enables businesses to select requirements for customer onboarding that can include ID authentication, face-matching, address checking, AML ongoing monitoring and/or screening of sanctions lists, politically exposed persons (PEP), and adverse media. Through Blockpass, end-users easily create a verified portable identity that they can control and re-use to onboard with any service instantly. In response to the Covid pandemic, Blockpass recently developed a digital certificate service for Covid infection and antibody verification testing.

For more information and updates, please visit and sign up to the following:
Promotional video: https://youtu.be/SvO2cw3e-SI
Website: http://www.blockpass.org
Email: sales@blockpass.org

About Holdex

Holdex is the home of Crypto. At Holdex we build user-satisfaction tools for Blockchain applications to automate their marketing and community-management. We also provide to Crypto users a community-curated knowledge market with all their favorite Blockchain apps. Crypto users can deepen their involvement in Crypto by browsing our knowledge market and participating in discussions. At Holdex, we strive to make the Crypto community ever stronger and closer so that together we can accelerate Blockchain adoption and finally make the world a more open and inclusive place.


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ECXX Secures RMO Sandbox Approval from MAS; to Launch Asset-based Digital Securities Exchange

SINGAPORE, Aug 4, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - ECXX Global Pte. Ltd. (ECXX), a pioneer in operating a digital asset exchange using blockchain technology, is pleased to announce that it has secured admission from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to the Fintech Sandbox Express* under the Recognised Market Operator (RMO) regime.

With the approval, ECXX targets launch of the blockchain-based digital securities exchange platform ecxx.co, which offers various asset-based digital securities such as real estate, private equity, venture capital and investment funds to institutional and accredited non-individual investors.

The tokenisation of assets refers to the process of issuing a blockchain token (specifically, a security token) that digitally represents a real tradable asset (such as real estate) - in many ways similar to the traditional process of securitisation.

These digital securities could represent a share in the ownership of a real estate, a share in the ownership of a company or participation in an investment fund. These digital securities can then be traded on a secondary market.

With its own in-house proprietary system, ECXX has been operating a digital asset exchange that allows both professional traders and retail investors to buy, sell and store digital assets. Its digital exchange platform is integrated with MyInfo, the one-stop Singapore government identity platform. This integration allows seamless Know-Your-Customer checks on members of MyInfo who can log-in to ECXX's digital asset exchange using their SingPass.

ECXX has also applied for a license under the Payment Services Act and once approved, it will be the first exchange in Singapore to offer both digital payment tokens and digital securities under two different platforms.

Led by an experienced management team well versed in digital assets and blockchain ecosystem, ECXX has been backed by prominent venture capital firms CapitalX, Epsilon Investment, Ariki Asia and ChainUp.

In June 2020, Hatten Land announced a proposed investment of US$6 million for a 20% equity stake in ECXX.

Commenting on this milestone, Mr Branson Lee, Chief Executive Officer of ECXX, said: "There are a multitude of applications of blockchain technology within the financial industry, and the tokenisation of assets has the potential to fundamentally change how we invest in assets.

"With S$3.4 trillion of assets under management in Singapore, we aim to utilise the Recognised Market Sandbox admission to develop our securities exchange platform and create asset-based securitised tokens that can be regulated and traded, paving the way for mainstream adoption."

Issued on behalf of ECXX Global Pte. Ltd. by 8PR Asia Pte Ltd.

Media & Investor Contacts:
Mr. Alex TAN
Mobile: +65 9451 5252
Email: alex.tan@8prasia.com

*https://www.mas.gov.sg/development/fintech/sandbox-express


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マツダ、「ひろしま “Your Green Fuel” プロジェクト」 において次世代バイオディーゼル燃料のバリューチェーンを構築

HIROSHIMA, Japan, Aug 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - マツダ株式会社(以下、マツダ)は、ひろしま自動車産学官連携推進会議(以下、「ひろ自連」)で進めている自動車用次世代バイオディーゼル燃料(以下、バイオディーゼル燃料)*1の普及拡大に向けた「ひろしま “Your Green Fuel” プロジェクト」*2に参画しています。このたび、マツダは本プロジェクトにおいて、広島地域で支える地産地消モデル実現のため、バイオディーゼル燃料の原料製造・供給から利用に至るまでのバリューチェーンを構築し、同燃料の利用を開始しました。

マツダは、技術開発の長期ビジョン「サステイナブル“Zoom Zoom” 宣言 2030」に基づき、内燃機関や電動化技術などパワーユニットの展開を適材適所で行う「マルチソリューション」の提供や再生可能液体燃料の導入など、「Well-to-Wheel(燃料採掘から車両走行まで)」の発想でCO2削減に取り組んでいます。

マツダが参画する「ひろ自連」は、サステイナブルな自動車社会の実現に向け、化石燃料に代わるカーボンニュートラルなバイオ燃料の普及拡大を目指すため、2018年6月にユーグレナ社と共同で本プロジェクトを立上げました。マツダは、「ひろ自連」を通じて本プロジェクトの確実な立ち上げに貢献するとともに、バイオディーゼル燃料が石油由来の軽油と同等性能となることを確認するなど、燃料利用に至るまでの必要な準備を進めてまいりました。

そしてこのたび、マツダは本プロジェクト参画各企業・団体*4とともに、バイオディーゼル燃料の普及拡大と広島地域で支える地産地消モデル実現に向けた事業の仕組みとして、同燃料の原料製造(微細藻類油脂および使用済み食用油から成る再生油脂)・供給から利用に至るまでのバリューチェーンを構築し、同燃料の利用を開始しました。今後は、広島県内の事業者が排出したCO2などを活かした広島での微細藻類の培養に加え、微細藻類残渣を用いた農・畜・水産向け肥料・飼料への活用等を検討し、広島の自治体、企業、地域、そして、本プロジェクトの賛同企業と共に、地産地消モデルの構築を目指します。

マツダは、本プロジェクトを通じて、バイオ燃料の普及拡大に向けた構想の具体化を進め、SDGs*5「GOAL7:エネルギーをみんなにそしてクリーンに」、「 GOAL13:気候変動に具体的な対策を」に貢献してまいります。そして、クルマのライフサイクル全体を視野に入れ、「Well-to-Wheel」の考え方に基づき、地球や社会と永続的に共存する自動車をより多くの人々に提供することを追求し、今後もさらなる省資源化や地球環境保護への貢献を目指してまいります。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://newsroom.mazda.com/ja/publicity/release/2020/202008/200804a.html

概要:マツダ株式会社

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日立、テレワークでも密なコミュニケーションを促し、円滑なプロジェクト運営を実現するシステム開発環境の提供を開始

TOKYO, Aug 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - 株式会社日立製作所(執行役社長兼CEO:東原 敏昭/以下、日立)は、このたび、システム開発の効率化や品質向上を実現する開発環境「Justware 統合開発プラットフォーム」において、リモート開発支援に向けた強化を行い、テレワークでも密なコミュニケーションを促し、円滑なプロジェクト運営を実現する開発環境として、10月1日から提供を開始します。

「Justware 統合開発プラットフォーム」は、50年以上にわたって培ってきた大規模システムのアプリケーション開発やプロジェクト管理のノウハウをベースに、システム開発に必要となるツールやフレームワーク、開発方法論を統合した開発環境であり、これまで、デジタル技術を組み合わせて継続的に強化を図ってきました*1。

今回、開発者のPC操作記録やツールの利用状況、チャット履歴などを分析し、リモートでは把握することが難しい個々人の作業状況やモチベーションの状態を可視化する機能を新たに拡充するなど、各種機能を強化します。テレワークにも対応する開発環境であるため、育児や介護などと両立した多様な働き方への対応や、緊急時のプロジェクト継続など、ニューノーマル時代に適応する新しい開発環境として活用を広げ、システム開発のリモート化への対応に貢献します。

昨今、新型コロナウイルス感染症拡大による社会情勢の変化を受けて、従業員に安全・安心な環境を提供しながら企業活動を維持・継続できるテレワークの導入がさまざまな業種や職種で広がっています。また、今後、さらなる働き方改革やダイバーシティの推進が加速することが予想される中、システム開発の現場においてもリモート化への対応が急務となっています。

一方、開発プロジェクトをテレワークに移行すると、個々人が自分の作業や成果に集中してしまう傾向にあるため、オフィスワークでは認識しやすい他メンバーの作業状況の把握が難しくなり、メンバー間でのアドバイスやナレッジ共有といった、チームに貢献する行動が起こりづらくなります。特に、大規模プロジェクトにおいては、コミュニケーションやチームビルディングは重要になるため、モチベーションの維持・向上やチームワークの醸成を図りづらいリモート開発では、結果として管理作業の負荷増大や生産性の低下といった問題が起きやすくなります。

日立は、これまで、「Justware 統合開発プラットフォーム」の強化を図り、チャットボット基盤を活用した開発プロセスの自動化や、開発実績データの自動収集といった機能を備えるなど、分散する拠点間でも活用できる開発環境として、日立が受託するアプリケーション開発への適用や、自社で開発を行う企業への提供など、幅広く展開してきました。今回、システム開発のリモート化への対応を加速するため、さらなる機能強化を行います。

具体的には、チームのチャット履歴から発言傾向を分析してモチベーションの変化を把握することやコミュニケーションの活性化につなげる「チームチャット分析機能」と、開発者のPC操作記録やツールの利用状況などから作業状況を把握し、生産性の高い人の作業傾向をノウハウとして分析・活用できる「開発行動分析機能」を新たに追加するなど、管理者や開発者を支援する各種機能を強化し、開発現場の負荷軽減や生産性の維持・向上を支援します。

また、「Justware 統合開発プラットフォーム」では、オンプレミス環境やクラウド環境など、お客さまの希望に合わせた基盤に構築することが可能です。日立のDevOpsサービス*2と組み合わせることで、不正アクセスの防止や情報漏洩リスクを軽減するセキュアなDevOps環境をクラウドサービスとして利用でき、リモートでのシステム開発を実現します。

今後、アプリケーション品質の向上や人財育成など、さまざまな視点から、システム開発現場を支援する開発環境の強化を継続的に行い、ニューノーマル時代における多様なニーズや社会的変化に柔軟に対応できるITシステムの実現に貢献していきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://www.hitachi.co.jp/New/cnews/month/2020/08/0804.html

概要:日立製作所

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ブロックチェーンとDAPPs企業の不正行為を見抜く解決方法

Covid-19のパンデミックは、人的および経済的負担の高まりに加え、間接的に、一連の金融スキャンダルや失敗を発見するに至ります。伝説の船舶燃料取引業者であるHin Leong Private Limitedの劇的な終焉を迎えることになりました。

約20年前のエンロンによるスキャンダルから商品取引の巨人と言われたノーブルグループの120億ドル規模の倒産、パーム油と炭鉱事業を営むアグリトレードインターナショナル社の経営破綻に至るまで企業の不正行為は後を絶ちません。

伝説の投資家ウォーレン・バフェットはかつて「誰が裸で泳いでいるのかを知るのは潮が引いたときだけだ」と言っていました。 Covid-19によるパンデミックによって、事業運営というものは長続きせず、詐欺と疑わしい会計処理で繕っていた企業の崩壊が本質的に早められました。

次に、これは、投資家、株主、債権者、その他の利害関係者にどのような保護手段があるのかという問題に私たちに提起しています。企業の弁護士や銀行家がいて、規制、法的、契約上の保護措置が講じられていましたが、前述の全ての企業の活動及び経営陣の行為は全て違法であり、犯罪行為ですらありました。

ただし、実施されている規制、法的、契約上のすべてのセーフガードは、ほとんどの場合、抑止力としてのみ機能します。そもそも、不正な会計処理、横領、その他の不適切な行為の発生を実際に防止するものではありません。

したがって、これは、本来の特性によりブロックチェーンテクノロジーが企業の不正行為の発生を防ぐ上で重要な役割を果たすことができる領域です。ブロックチェーンの分散型台帳とスマートコントラクトテクノロジーは、完全な透明性、不変性、真の独立性と公平性を保証します。

企業の不正行為を防止し、投資家の資本を保護するためのブロックチェーン技術の使用はまだそれほど広く普及していませんが、企業が前述の目的を達成するために革新的な方法を考え出すことで、かなり急速に勢いを増しています。

そのような会社のひとつがAscendancy Management Limited社です。イーサリアムベースのDAPPとスマートコントラクトをデジタル資産取引管理業務に統合して、取引プロセス全体を通じて投資家の資金を保護しています。

Ascendancy Management Limited社は、イーサリアムベースのDAPPsを使用して全ての取引資金を保持し、全ての資金は、スマートコントラクトで事前に定められた条件に厳密に従って支払われます。これにより、資金は完全に保護され、会計記録を操作したり、金銭を流用したりすることはなく、会社自体から完全に独立したプラットフォームであるEtherscan.ioを介していつでも記録を検証することができます。

Ascendancy Management Limited社がブロックチェーンテクノロジーを採用する革新的な方法は、人的ミスや組織の失敗の可能性を事実上全て排除します。これは、コーポレートガバナンスと監視の強化に大きな期待を示すビジネスモデルです。Ascendancy Management Limited社は、このような方法でブロックチェーン技術を広範囲に利用した最初の企業のひとつであると言われていますが、それが最後になるとは限りません。

Media contact
Company: Ascendancy Management Limited
Contact: Ms. Jenny Chua
Company: customerservice@ascendancy-email.com
Website: https://ascendancy-mgmt.com/index




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ブロックチェーンとDAPPs企業の不正行為を見抜く解決方法

SHENZHEN, CHINA, Aug 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Covid-19のパンデミックは、人的および経済的負担の高まりに加え、間接的に、一連の金融スキャンダルや失敗を発見するに至ります。伝説の船舶燃料取引業者であるHin Leong Private Limitedの劇的な終焉を迎えることになりました。






約20年前のエンロンによるスキャンダルから商品取引の巨人と言われたノーブルグループの120億ドル規模の倒産、パーム油と炭鉱事業を営むアグリトレードインターナショナル社の経営破綻に至るまで企業の不正行為は後を絶ちません。

伝説の投資家ウォーレン・バフェットはかつて「誰が裸で泳いでいるのかを知るのは潮が引いたときだけだ」と言っていました。 Covid-19によるパンデミックによって、事業運営というものは長続きせず、詐欺と疑わしい会計処理で繕っていた企業の崩壊が本質的に早められました。

次に、これは、投資家、株主、債権者、その他の利害関係者にどのような保護手段があるのかという問題に私たちに提起しています。企業の弁護士や銀行家がいて、規制、法的、契約上の保護措置が講じられていましたが、前述の全ての企業の活動及び経営陣の行為は全て違法であり、犯罪行為ですらありました。

ただし、実施されている規制、法的、契約上のすべてのセーフガードは、ほとんどの場合、抑止力としてのみ機能します。そもそも、不正な会計処理、横領、その他の不適切な行為の発生を実際に防止するものではありません。

したがって、これは、本来の特性によりブロックチェーンテクノロジーが企業の不正行為の発生を防ぐ上で重要な役割を果たすことができる領域です。ブロックチェーンの分散型台帳とスマートコントラクトテクノロジーは、完全な透明性、不変性、真の独立性と公平性を保証します。

企業の不正行為を防止し、投資家の資本を保護するためのブロックチェーン技術の使用はまだそれほど広く普及していませんが、企業が前述の目的を達成するために革新的な方法を考え出すことで、かなり急速に勢いを増しています。

そのような会社のひとつがAscendancy Management Limited社です。イーサリアムベースのDAPPとスマートコントラクトをデジタル資産取引管理業務に統合して、取引プロセス全体を通じて投資家の資金を保護しています。

Ascendancy Management Limited社は、イーサリアムベースのDAPPsを使用して全ての取引資金を保持し、全ての資金は、スマートコントラクトで事前に定められた条件に厳密に従って支払われます。これにより、資金は完全に保護され、会計記録を操作したり、金銭を流用したりすることはなく、会社自体から完全に独立したプラットフォームであるEtherscan.ioを介していつでも記録を検証することができます。

Ascendancy Management Limited社がブロックチェーンテクノロジーを採用する革新的な方法は、人的ミスや組織の失敗の可能性を事実上全て排除します。これは、コーポレートガバナンスと監視の強化に大きな期待を示すビジネスモデルです。Ascendancy Management Limited社は、このような方法でブロックチェーン技術を広範囲に利用した最初の企業のひとつであると言われていますが、それが最後になるとは限りません。

Media contact
Company: Ascendancy Management Limited
Contact: Ms. Jenny Chua
Company: customerservice@ascendancy-email.com
Website: https://ascendancy-mgmt.com/index







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TOYOTA、C-HRを一部改良し、安全装備を充実

Toyota City, Japan, Aug 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTAは、C-HRを一部改良するとともに、特別仕様車 G“Mode-Nero Safety Plus”ならびに特別仕様車 G-T“Mode-Nero Safety Plus”を設定し、全国のトヨタ車両販売店を通じて、8月4日に発売しました。

一部改良の主な内容

予防安全パッケージToyota Safety Senseにおいて、検知対象に歩行者(夜間)や自転車運転者(昼間)、そして交差点右折時に直進してくる対向車および、右左折時に対向方向から横断してくる歩行者も加えたプリクラッシュセーフティを搭載しました。さらに、低速時の事故予防をサポートする低速時加速抑制機能*1や、トヨタ自動車(株)において国内初*2採用となる「緊急時操舵支援機能」も追加しました。この機能は、自車線内の歩行者と衝突する可能性が高く、自車線内に回避するための十分なスペースがあるとシステムが判断した場合で、ドライバーの回避操舵をきっかけに車線内で操舵をアシストし、車両安定性確保と車線逸脱抑制に寄与します。

そのほか、レーダークルーズコントロール使用時に、同一車線内の中央を走行できるよう操舵を支援するレーントレーシングアシストや、カメラで認識した道路標識をディスプレイに表示することで道路標識の見落としを減らし、安全運転を促すロードサインアシスト、バックガイドモニターを全車に標準装備するとともに、快適温熱シート(運転席・助手席)、電動ランバーサポート、ナノイー*3などの快適装備を「G」、「GT」およびS“GR SPORT”、S-T“GR SPORT”に標準装備しました。

また、Super CVT-i[7速スポーツシーケンシャルシフトマチック付]を搭載したS-T“GR SPORT”を新設定し、ラインアップを充実させました。

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://global.toyota/jp/newsroom/toyota/33118184.html

概要:トヨタ自動車株式会社

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三菱重工工作機械、ロボット用歯車工作機械「FRシリーズ」を開発

TOKYO, Aug 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱重工グループの三菱重工工作機械株式会社(社長:若林 謙一、本社:滋賀県栗東市)は、ロボット用精密減速機の歯車製造に対応するため、高い加工精度を実現するホブ盤およびギヤシェーパを開発し、「FRシリーズ」として製品化しました。急激に高まるロボット用精密減速機を高精度かつ高能率に生産したいというニーズに応えたものです。本年8月から本格発売を開始し、9月の開催を予定するオンラインセミナーで披露します。

シリーズ名のFRは"Fine Pitch for Robot, Reducer"に因んだものです。近年、産業用および生活支援ロボットの市場拡大に伴い、ロボットの関節部に使用される精密減速機内部の高精度小モジュール(注1)歯車の需要が急増していることから、同減速機に使用される外歯車と内歯車の2種類に対応した、外歯車加工用のホブ盤ならびに内歯車加工用のギヤシェーパを新たにラインアップするものです。自動車用を代表とする従来の量産用歯車がモジュール1~4、要求精度ISO8~9級なのに対し、ロボット用の歯車はモジュール1以下で要求精度ISO3~6級とさらなる高精度が求められており、これらの要求に対応したシリーズとなっています。

ホブ盤は、工具を取り付ける主軸とワーク(加工材料)を取り付けるテーブル軸に、ダイレクト・ドライブ駆動方式のモータ(注2)と高い制御技術を採用し、機械誤差を極限まで抑制することで、単一ピッチ誤差(注3)1umを実現(注4)。歯車加工の精度クラスを従来比で3段階向上させました(ISO6級相当からISO3級相当)。また、最高8,000回転/分の高速加工により加工時間を従来比3分の1まで短縮、高能率加工による生産性向上にも貢献します。

一方、ギヤシェーパは、基幹部品であるカッターヘッドとテーブルに高精度ウォームホイルを採用。さらに機械の組み立て精度における管理値を厳格化したことなどにより、歯車加工の精度クラスを従来比で2段階向上(ISO7級相当からISO5級相当)させ、高い歯車の精度を実現しました。

三菱重工工作機械は、歯車工作機械と切削工具の両方を製作する強みを有します。ロボット用精密減速機に用いられる高精度歯車の加工機のみならず、最適な加工を実現する切削工具と加工ノウハウ、自動化システムなど歯車加工に関するトータルでの提案力を持ち、高精度歯車の製造に貢献します。さらに、三菱重工工作機械の「歯車工作機械」は、1962年にホブ盤を完成して以来、約60年にわたり常に新しい製品・技術を生み出してきました。その積み重ねと市場への貢献度が評価され、本年6月末に経済産業省の2020年版「グローバルニッチトップ企業100選」の1社に選定されました。これからも業界のトップランナーとして、各種産業を支える歯車工作機械メーカーとして、モノづくりをリードしていきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.mhi.com/jp/news/story/200804.html

概要:三菱重工業株式会社

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NEC、高齢者見守りにおけるCOVID-19対策としてコミュニケーション・ロボットを活用したサービス「みまもり パペロ」を福井県坂井市へ提供

TOKYO, Aug 4, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - NECは、福井県坂井市へコミュニケーション・ロボット「PaPeRo i(パペロアイ)」(注)を活用した高齢者の見守りと楽しい生活をサポートするサービス「みまもり パペロ」の提供を開始しました。坂井市では、新型コロナウイルス感染症により新しい生活様式が求められる中、本サービスを活用した新たな高齢者の見守りの実現に向け、実証実験を行います。

坂井市では、新型コロナウイルス感染症の影響により、地域による見守りや離れて暮らす家族による見守りが困難になっており、一人暮らしの高齢者の孤立化が懸念されています。

そこで坂井市は、非訪問・非対面で高齢者の癒しや家族とコミュニケーションを実現する「みまもり パペロ」に注目し、その有効性を検証するため実証実験を行うことになりました。

本実証は、一人暮らしの高齢者10名を対象に2020年8月1日から9月30日までの2ヶ月間行われます。新型コロナウイルス感染症の拡大に伴い「新しい生活様式」が求められるなか、坂井市では、一人暮らしの高齢者が安心して地域で生活できるようにするため、この実証実験を通して「みまもり パペロ」を新しい見守り方法として検討していきます。

このような新型コロナウイルス感染症対策を目的とした、ロボットを活用した高齢者見守りサービスの取り組みは、全国で初めてです。

本サービスは、顔検知機能や音声認識AI技術、さらにクラウドサービスを融合しています。高齢者を見守るだけでなく、ロボットとの会話や、家族とのメッセージ・写真などのやりとりを通じて一人暮らしの高齢者の孤独感を癒し、楽しい生活をサポートします。また、坂井市は、「みまもり パペロ」を通じて、高齢者と離れて暮らす家族に代わって警備会社が緊急時に対応できる緊急通報サービスや市の防災メールが受信できるサービスにも取り組みます。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://jpn.nec.com/press/202008/20200804_01.html

概要:日本電気株式会社(NEC)

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Lever Style to Acquire Vista Apparels to Expand Product Range For Customers

HONG KONG, Aug 3, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - A subsidiary of Lever Style Corporation ("Lever Style" or the "Group") (stock code: 1346) has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire certain assets of Vista Apparels Limited ("Vista"). Hong Kong-headquartered knitwear manufacturer Vista supplies sweaters to premium brands such as Paul Smith and James Perse and digitally-native brands like Ministry of Supply.

Lever Style will assume Vista's customers, supplier relationships, technical knowhow, and order book. The acquisition enables Lever Style to offer its existing customers sweaters in addition to the wide range of apparel the company already provides. Additional cross-selling opportunities are expected from Vista's customers purchasing Lever Style products.

"The Vista acquisition is a first step towards our goal to acquire companies that expand our business opportunities with our customers and further strengthen our market position," said Stanley Szeto, Executive Chairman of Lever Style. "We expect to start capitalizing on the synergies with Vista in 2021, and to announce further acquisitions in due course."

The acquisition is structured as an agreement to purchase certain of Vista's assets such raw material inventory, with the final purchase price based on performance.




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Honda、乗用芝刈機「HF2417」を一部改良し発売

TOKYO, Aug 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hondaは、造園や緑地管理などに適した乗用芝刈機「HF2417」を一部改良し、8月4日(火)に全国のHondaパワープロダクツ取扱店にて発売します。

HF2417は、大容量のグラスバッグを標準装備し、排気量530ccのVツインエンジンとワイドな刈幅による力強く効率的な作業性、芝を刈る2つのブレードを同期しながら回転させる「ツインブレード同期システム」による刈り残しを軽減した仕上がりなどで、多くのお客様からご好評をいただいています。

今回のモデルチェンジでは、「前進ペダル保持システム」を搭載するなど、広い場所での芝地整備における快適性を磨き上げ、商品の魅力をより一層高めました。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.honda.co.jp/news/2020/p200803-hf2417.html

概要:本田技研工業株式会社

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三菱重工、2020年度第1四半期決算を発表

TOKYO, Aug 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱重工業は、2020年度 第1四半期 決算概要を発表しましたので、お知らせいたします。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.mhi.com/jp/news/story/20080301.html

概要:三菱重工業株式会社

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TOYOTA、ランドクルーザープラドに出力を向上したディーゼルエンジンを採用、安全装備も充実

Toyota City, Japan, Aug 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - TOYOTAは、ランドクルーザープラドを一部改良するとともに、特別仕様車 TX“Lパッケージ・Black Edition”を設定し、全国のトヨタ車両販売店を通じて、8月3日に発売しました。

今回の一部改良では、2.8Lディーゼルエンジンのターボチャージャーを改良するとともに、Toyota Safety Senseの機能を向上させ、安全・安心に配慮しつつも、SUVらしい力強い走りを追求しました。

一部改良の内容
- ディーゼルエンジンのターボチャージャーをサイズアップすることにより、最高出力を従来の177psから204psに向上させ、さらに力強い走りを実現
- 安全装備では、Toyota Safety Senseの機能を向上。プリクラッシュセーフティの検知範囲を拡大し、新たに夜間の歩行者と昼間の自転車運転者にも対応したほか、ヨーアシスト機能付のレーンディパーチャーアラートやロードサインアシスト(RSA)、先行車発進告知機能を全車標準装備
- TZ-G、TX“Lパッケージ”に、駐車場などで後退する際に、左右後方から接近してくる車両を検知し、ドアミラー内のインジケーターの点滅とブザーにより、注意を喚起するリヤクロストラフィックアラート*1をオプション設定
- TZ-Gは、パドルシフトを採用。ステアリングから手を離すことなく、指先だけの操作で素早いシフトチェンジが可能
- スマートフォンとの連携を可能にした9インチのディスプレイオーディオ(DA)をオプションで設定。車載通信機DCM*2とあわせ、さらに便利で快適なカーライフを提供

特別仕様車の主な内容
「TX」をベースに、“Lパッケージ”相当の装備に加え、内外装はブラックを基調とした特別仕様車としました。内装では、オーナメントパネルをシルバー塗装、センタークラスターパネルなどにブラック塗装を施しました。

外装では、グリルやヘッドランプまわり、バックドアガーニッシュに、漆黒メッキ加飾を施し、アウターミラー、ルーフレールなどはブラック塗装としました。また、専用ブラック塗装の18インチアルミホイールを特別装備するとともに、ブラック塗装を施した、大型のフォグランプベゼルを装着することにより精悍な印象を際立たせています。

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://global.toyota/jp/newsroom/toyota/33210277.html

概要:トヨタ自動車株式会社

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デンソー、人事異動について

株式会社デンソー(本社:愛知県刈谷市、社長:有馬 浩二)は、以下のとおり、8月1日付で人事異動を実施します。

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https://ift.tt/3gneZ3b

概要:株式会社デンソー
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デンソー、人事異動について

Aichi, Japan, Aug 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - 株式会社デンソー(本社:愛知県刈谷市、社長:有馬 浩二)は、以下のとおり、8月1日付で人事異動を実施します。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.denso.com/jp/ja/news/news-releases/2020/20200731-03/

概要:株式会社デンソー

詳細は https://www.denso.com/jp/ja/ をご覧ください。





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BOC International Initiates Coverage on VPower Group with "BUY" Rating

HONG KONG, Aug 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - BOC International initiated coverage on Hong Kong listed VPower Group International Holdings Limited ("VPower Group", stock code:1608) with a "Buy" rating in recognition of its solid growth momentum and the expected high earnings in the coming years.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, VPower Group is an integrated expert in distributed power generation. It principally engages in power system integration (SI) business, covering designing, integrating and sale of gas-fired and diesel-fired engine-based gen-sets and power generation systems, and Investment, Building and Operating (IBO) business, involving investing in, building and operating distributed power stations to supply reliable electricity. It is now a leading distributed power station owner and operator in Asia.

BOC International reckoned VPower Group's engine-based generation model has multi-faceted advantages, thus allowing the Group to fit into different markets especially the under-electrified markets and auxiliary services market. The firm believed VPower Group is well positioned to win more businesses given its solid track record in both developing and developed regions in the past few years.

BOC International highlighted that the commissioning of the Myanmar liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power projects with CNTIC in the near term would boost VPower Group's earnings growth. The firm estimated the projects will make a significant contribution to the Group's profit, leading to a net profit CAGR of 53% from 2019 to 2022. The successful commissioning of the three Myanmar LNG to power projects within a tight deadline has demonstrated VPower Group's capability and unique relationship with upstream engine suppliers to win future tenders.

Regarding the recent top-up placement in which VPower Group raised net proceeds of HK$299 million, BOC International pointed out the proceeds will further replenish the Group's balance sheet and get it prepared for future investments.

BOC International used SOTP methodology to value VPower Group in light of the different business nature of its IBO and SI segments. It initiated coverage with a BUY rating and a target price of HK$ 4.10, implying 11x 2021 P/E.





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富士通、「GIGAスクール構想」と「withコロナ」に対応した新サービスを無償提供

TOKYO, Aug 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - 当社は、新型コロナウイルス感染症拡大に伴い、教育現場において先生や児童・生徒がオンライン学習や家庭学習を負担なくスムーズに実施できるよう支援するため、「GIGA(Global and Innovation Gateway for All)スクール構想(注1)」のもとで学校に導入されるWindowsタブレット上で活用可能な新サービス「future瞬快 コネクト」とオンライン学習環境支援サービスの無償提供を8月から順次開始します。

「future瞬快 コネクト」は、児童・生徒がタブレットを学校に持参し授業で使用する際や、学校からタブレットを自宅に持ち帰って学習する際に、ボタン一つの簡単な操作でネットワークの切り替えが可能です。また、オンライン学習環境支援サービスは、先生がオンライン学習の開始日時や画面共有ソフトの接続先URLなどのオンライン学習に必要な情報を、自宅にいる対象児童・生徒に容易に通知できます。

当社は今後も、タブレットを活用したオンライン学習や家庭学習と学校での授業を効果的に組み合わせた、ハイブリッド授業をはじめとするニューノーマルな教育環境の整備や運用を強力に支援していきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://pr.fujitsu.com/jp/news/2020/08/3.html

概要: 富士通株式会社

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BOC International Initiates Coverage on VPower Group with "BUY" Rating

HONG KONG, Aug 3, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - BOC International initiated coverage on Hong Kong listed VPower Group International Holdings Limited ("VPower Group", stock code:1608) with a "Buy" rating in recognition of its solid growth momentum and the expected high earnings in the coming years.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, VPower Group is an integrated expert in distributed power generation. It principally engages in power system integration (SI) business, covering designing, integrating and sale of gas-fired and diesel-fired engine-based gen-sets and power generation systems, and Investment, Building and Operating (IBO) business, involving investing in, building and operating distributed power stations to supply reliable electricity. It is now a leading distributed power station owner and operator in Asia.

BOC International reckoned VPower Group's engine-based generation model has multi-faceted advantages, thus allowing the Group to fit into different markets especially the under-electrified markets and auxiliary services market. The firm believed VPower Group is well positioned to win more businesses given its solid track record in both developing and developed regions in the past few years.

BOC International highlighted that the commissioning of the Myanmar liquefied natural gas (LNG) to power projects with CNTIC in the near term would boost VPower Group's earnings growth. The firm estimated the projects will make a significant contribution to the Group's profit, leading to a net profit CAGR of 53% from 2019 to 2022. The successful commissioning of the three Myanmar LNG to power projects within a tight deadline has demonstrated VPower Group's capability and unique relationship with upstream engine suppliers to win future tenders.

Regarding the recent top-up placement in which VPower Group raised net proceeds of HK$299 million, BOC International pointed out the proceeds will further replenish the Group's balance sheet and get it prepared for future investments.

BOC International used SOTP methodology to value VPower Group in light of the different business nature of its IBO and SI segments. It initiated coverage with a BUY rating and a target price of HK$ 4.10, implying 11x 2021 P/E.



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三菱重工、医療機関向けの陰圧クリーンエアシェルター「Me-CAS」を開発

TOKYO, Aug 3, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱重工業は、医療機関向けクリーンエアシェルター「Me-CAS」を開発完了し、販売を開始しました。内部を大気圧より約3Pa低い状態に保ち医療用フィルターを備えた排気装置の作用により、シェルター内部からのウィルス等の流出を防止する機能を持つ軽量で展張設置が迅速に行える可搬式の簡易施設で、新型コロナウィルスの感染対策等に貢献できると考えています。

本製品は、三菱重工グループの原子力関連技術を基に原子力災害時の放射性物質による被ばくを抑制する目的で、再処理機器株式会社と帝人フロンティア株式会社が共同開発したクリーンエアシェルター(R)をベースとして、当社三菱神戸病院関係者からの意見も採り入れながら、医療現場のニーズに合せてシェルター内部を陰圧に保つ仕様へと変更したものです。標準タイプは幅約8.4×奥行約4.4×高さ約3.9m、重量約50kg。展張から据え付け完了まで約5分で済み、軽量でコンパクトかつ容易に設置可能です。

内部が陰圧状態のままでシェルターの形状を維持し、医療用HEPAフィルターを備えた排気システムにより、一時間当たり6回以上(診察エリアは12回以上)の換気が可能です。本製品により新型コロナウィルス感染の疑いのある患者のPCR検査や診察および発熱者の待機室など、一時的に隔離ニーズのある状況に応えることができます。

各地で新型コロナウィルスの感染が拡大するなか、施設導入について関係自治体や医療機関等へ提案しており、医療・福祉関連施設における感染拡大リスクの抑制や軽度感染患者の隔離療養場所確保に貢献すべく、引き続き提案活動をしてまいります。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.mhi.com/jp/news/story/20073002.html

概要:三菱重工業株式会社

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Using AI to predict new materials with desired properties

Tsukuba, Japan, Aug 1, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Scientists in Japan have developed a machine learning approach that can predict the elements and manufacturing processes needed to obtain an aluminum alloy with specific, desired mechanical properties. The approach, published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, could facilitate the discovery of new materials.

Aluminum alloys are lightweight, energy-saving materials made predominantly from aluminum, but also contain other elements, such as magnesium, manganese, silicon, zinc and copper. The combination of elements and manufacturing process determines how resilient the alloys are to various stresses. For example, 5000 series aluminum alloys contain magnesium and several other elements and are used as a welding material in buildings, cars, and pressurized vessels. 7000 series aluminum alloys contain zinc, and usually magnesium and copper, and are most commonly used in bicycle frames.

Experimenting with various combinations of elements and manufacturing processes to fabricate aluminum alloys is time-consuming and expensive. To overcome this, Ryo Tamura and colleagues at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science and Toyota Motor Corporation developed a materials informatics technique that feeds known data from aluminum alloy databases into a machine learning model. This trains the model to understand relationships between alloys' mechanical properties and the different elements they are made of, as well as the type of heat treatment applied during manufacturing. Once the model is provided enough data, it can then predict what is required to manufacture a new alloy with specific mechanical properties. All this without the need for input or supervision from a human.

The model found, for example, 5000 series aluminum alloys that are highly resistant to stress and deformation can be made by increasing the manganese and magnesium content and reducing the aluminum content. "This sort of information could be useful for developing new materials, including alloys, that meet the needs of industry," says Tamura.

The model employs a statistical method, called Markov chain Monte Carlo, which uses algorithms to obtain information and then represent the results in graphs that facilitate the visualization of how the different variables relate. The machine learning approach can be made more reliable by inputting a larger dataset during the training process.

Further information
Ryo Tamura
National Institute for Materials Science
tamura.ryo@nims.go.jp

Paper: https://doi.org/10.1080/14686996.2020.1791676

About Science and Technology of Advanced Materials Journal

Open access journal STAM publishes outstanding research articles across all aspects of materials science, including functional and structural materials, theoretical analyses, and properties of materials.

Chikashi Nishimura
STAM Publishing Director
NISHIMURA.Chikashi@nims.go.jp

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BitDeer.com Announces the Return of the S19 Pro & S19 Plans

SINGAPORE, Aug 1, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - BitDeer.com, the world's leading computing power-sharing platform, has announced the return of the S19 Pro and S19's 360-day Accelerator Mode Plan. The S19 series is one of the most advanced ASIC Miners on the market which introduced major gains in energy efficiency and computing power. The hardware was released in March of this year.

BitDeer.com is launching an Accelerator Mode Plan allowing users to obtain computing power at a competitive low market price enabling break-even results quicker than competing computing power sharing solutions. BitDeer is capable of achieving this by lowering their own margins as a goodwill action back to the user-base. Users will only need to provide the maintenance and electricity cost such as other plans, and should begin to see their mining outputs produce results immediately. The plan also allows for flexibility in a volatile economy to allow users more choice on how they decide to deploy their budgets on mining.

Under the Accelerator Mode Plan, the platform has zero initial profits and subsidies. For example, when the accumulated mining revenue minus the paid electricity fee is less than the computing power cost, users receive the net mining outputs during this period. The classic plans have a higher potential for larger mining outputs for long-term customers, while this new plan gives options to miners who are looking for quicker mining outputs, giving customers more flexibility to accumulate during volatile market conditions. BitDeer's Accelerator Mode Plan is suitable for both the mining machine model and the package price.

The mining ability of the S19 Pro and S19 are stronger than other mining machines in the market. BitDeer.com's S19 series mining machines are the largest mining machine models, with the strongest energy efficiency ratio, the lowest proportion of electricity costs, and strong ability to leverage risk. This high quality standard is entirely in line with BitDeer's philosophy to make better mining machines in the future.

At present, S17 series mining machines are more commonly used in the market, while S19 Pro and S19 are scarce models and are highly sought after. For more information on BitDeer.com, their computing power, and their initiatives, please visit the official website.

About BitDeer

BitDeer is the world's leading computing power-sharing platform, enabling global users to mine cryptocurrencies in a transparent, reliable, and convenient way. It saves users from the complicated process of purchasing, installing, and hosting mining machines. Individual miners can enjoy the service with just one click.

For more information, please visit:
Website: https://www.BitDeer.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitDeerplatform
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitDeerOfficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu95K9N5CM4
VK: https://vk.com/public174640639

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Using AI to predict new materials with desired properties

Tsukuba, Japan, Aug 1, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists in Japan have developed a machine learning approach that can predict the elements and manufacturing processes needed to obtain an aluminum alloy with specific, desired mechanical properties. The approach, published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, could facilitate the discovery of new materials.


Aluminum alloys are lightweight, energy-saving materials which are used for various purposes, from welding materials for buildings to bicycle frames. (Credit: Jozef Polc via123rf)


Aluminum alloys are lightweight, energy-saving materials made predominantly from aluminum, but also contain other elements, such as magnesium, manganese, silicon, zinc and copper. The combination of elements and manufacturing process determines how resilient the alloys are to various stresses. For example, 5000 series aluminum alloys contain magnesium and several other elements and are used as a welding material in buildings, cars, and pressurized vessels. 7000 series aluminum alloys contain zinc, and usually magnesium and copper, and are most commonly used in bicycle frames.

Experimenting with various combinations of elements and manufacturing processes to fabricate aluminum alloys is time-consuming and expensive. To overcome this, Ryo Tamura and colleagues at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science and Toyota Motor Corporation developed a materials informatics technique that feeds known data from aluminum alloy databases into a machine learning model. This trains the model to understand relationships between alloys' mechanical properties and the different elements they are made of, as well as the type of heat treatment applied during manufacturing. Once the model is provided enough data, it can then predict what is required to manufacture a new alloy with specific mechanical properties. All this without the need for input or supervision from a human.

The model found, for example, 5000 series aluminum alloys that are highly resistant to stress and deformation can be made by increasing the manganese and magnesium content and reducing the aluminum content. "This sort of information could be useful for developing new materials, including alloys, that meet the needs of industry," says Tamura.

The model employs a statistical method, called Markov chain Monte Carlo, which uses algorithms to obtain information and then represent the results in graphs that facilitate the visualization of how the different variables relate. The machine learning approach can be made more reliable by inputting a larger dataset during the training process.

Further information
Ryo Tamura
National Institute for Materials Science
tamura.ryo@nims.go.jp

Paper: https://doi.org/10.1080/14686996.2020.1791676

About Science and Technology of Advanced Materials Journal

Open access journal STAM publishes outstanding research articles across all aspects of materials science, including functional and structural materials, theoretical analyses, and properties of materials.

Chikashi Nishimura
STAM Publishing Director
NISHIMURA.Chikashi@nims.go.jp

Press release distributed by ResearchSEA for Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

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BitDeer.com Announces the Return of the S19 Pro & S19 Plans

SINGAPORE, Aug 1, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - BitDeer.com, the world's leading computing power-sharing platform, has announced the return of the S19 Pro and S19's 360-day Accelerator Mode Plan. The S19 series is one of the most advanced ASIC Miners on the market which introduced major gains in energy efficiency and computing power. The hardware was released in March of this year.




BitDeer.com is launching an Accelerator Mode Plan allowing users to obtain computing power at a competitive low market price enabling break-even results quicker than competing computing power sharing solutions. BitDeer is capable of achieving this by lowering their own margins as a goodwill action back to the user-base. Users will only need to provide the maintenance and electricity cost such as other plans, and should begin to see their mining outputs produce results immediately. The plan also allows for flexibility in a volatile economy to allow users more choice on how they decide to deploy their budgets on mining.

Under the Accelerator Mode Plan, the platform has zero initial profits and subsidies. For example, when the accumulated mining revenue minus the paid electricity fee is less than the computing power cost, users receive the net mining outputs during this period. The classic plans have a higher potential for larger mining outputs for long-term customers, while this new plan gives options to miners who are looking for quicker mining outputs, giving customers more flexibility to accumulate during volatile market conditions. BitDeer's Accelerator Mode Plan is suitable for both the mining machine model and the package price.

The mining ability of the S19 Pro and S19 are stronger than other mining machines in the market. BitDeer.com's S19 series mining machines are the largest mining machine models, with the strongest energy efficiency ratio, the lowest proportion of electricity costs, and strong ability to leverage risk. This high quality standard is entirely in line with BitDeer's philosophy to make better mining machines in the future.

At present, S17 series mining machines are more commonly used in the market, while S19 Pro and S19 are scarce models and are highly sought after. For more information on BitDeer.com, their computing power, and their initiatives, please visit the official website.

About BitDeer

BitDeer is the world's leading computing power-sharing platform, enabling global users to mine cryptocurrencies in a transparent, reliable, and convenient way. It saves users from the complicated process of purchasing, installing, and hosting mining machines. Individual miners can enjoy the service with just one click.

For more information, please visit:
Website: https://www.BitDeer.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitDeerplatform
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitDeerOfficial
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu95K9N5CM4
VK: https://vk.com/public174640639

Media Contact: MagicFew
Email: hello@magicfew.com

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Haier Smart Home and Haier Electric Group jointly announced the proposed privatization of Haier Electric Group by way of an issuance of new H Shares to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

HONG KONG, Jul 31, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd. (600690.SH / 690D.DE, "HSH" or "the Company") and Haier Electric Group Co., Ltd. (1169.HK, "HEG") jointly announced that HSH has formally requested HEG to put forward a proposal ("Privatisation Proposal") to the holders of HEG Shares (other than HSH and any of its wholly-owned subsidiaries) ("Scheme Shares" and holders of which are "Scheme Shareholders") for the privatisation of HEG by way of a scheme of arrangement subject to the satisfaction of certain pre-conditions. Under the Privatisation Proposal, holder of each Scheme Share will receive 1.60 new H Shares from HSH and cash payment of HK$1.95 (the "Cash Payment") from HEG when the Privatisation Proposal becomes effective. As part of the Proposed Privatisation, HSH will make an application for listing of the newly-issued H Shares by way of introduction ("Introduction") on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The Proposed Privatisation and the Introduction are conditional on each other.

It is expected that if the Scheme becomes effective, all Scheme Shares will be cancelled and HSH will issue an aggregate of 2,448,280,617 new H shares to Scheme Shareholders and HEG will make a total cash payment of HK$2,984 million to Scheme Shareholders (assuming no change in the number of HEG Shares in issue prior to the Scheme Record Time). As of the Announcement Date, HSH and its wholly-owned subsidiary Haier Shareholdings (Hong Kong) have a total of 1,286,820,592 HEG Shares, representing approximately 45.68% of the outstanding issued share capital of HEG.

Platinum Securities, the independent valuer appointed by HSH, has estimated that the value of each HSH H Share as at July 30, 2020 is in the range of RMB16.45 to RMB16.90 (equivalent to approximately HK$18.23 to HK$18.72 respectively). On the basis of the mid-point of such valuation range of HK$18.47 and that Scheme Shareholders will received (i) 1.60 HSH H Shares and (ii) the Cash Payment for every Scheme Share cancelled, the theoretical total value of the HSH H Shares and the Cash Payment for each Scheme Share under the Privatisation Proposal will be approximately HK$31.51, representing a premium of approximately 42.65% to HEG's average closing price of HK$22.09 for the 30 trading days before the issue of the possible privatisation announcement on 16 December 2019, and a premium of approximately 28.34% to HEG's average closing price of HK$24.55 for the 30 trading days before the issue of the privatisation announcement on 31 July 2020.

If the Proposed Privatisation is successful, HSH will simultaneously achieve the privatisation of HEG and the listing of new H Shares of HSH on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to become a A+D+H-shares listed company.

The Proposed Privatisation will constitute a material asset restructuring of HSH under the rules of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Accordingly, the transaction is also subject to the approvals of the shareholders of HSH.

The Privatisation will enable the integration of HSH and HEG, facilitate the implementation of HSH's strategies, and enhance HSH's global leadership

After the proposed transaction is completed, HSH will continue to strive for a Smart Home Platform and enhance interconnection capabilities by consolidating various product categories under HSH and HEG as well as operations in R&D, manufacturing, distribution and other services, in a bid to develop smart home solutions business. At the same time, HEG will expand its product portfolio to cover refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, kitchen appliances and small appliances that are currently operated by HSH, thus benefiting from full-suite smart home products and service solutions.

In addition, as the number of related party transactions in R&D and distribution will be largely reduced or eliminated, HSH will be able to further improve its operational efficiency, thereby enhancing its leading position in the one-stop smart home solution business on the consumer front. On the one hand, HSH has established a global business platform by means of organic growth and a series of successful overseas acquisitions. In view of this, HEG will be able to speed up the overseas expansion of its existing washing machine, water heater and water purifier businesses through the global platform of HSH; on the other hand, as the competition and related party transactions between the two companies lessen, HSH will be better positioned to streamline decision-making processes and expedite lead time, which will accelerate the implementation of its Experiential Cloud Strategy: firstly, the Experiential Cloud Strategy will offer users seamless experience through full-suite smart solutions; secondly, it is also an ever-evolving platform connecting and benefiting billions of families, users and businesses. HSH aspires to become the life-time partner of millions of users with its smart solutions in every stop of their journey of building a better home.

The Privatisation will generate returns for the Scheme Shareholders

At an exchange ratio of 1.60 HSH H Share and with the Cash Payment of HK$1.95 per Scheme Share, the theoretical value per Scheme Share under the Privatization Proposal of HK$31.51 represents a premium of approximately 28.34% to HEG's average closing price of HK$24.55 for the 30 trading days before the privatisation announcement on 31 July 2020.

The Scheme Shareholders will benefit from a stronger HEG as part of the enlarged HSH Group and potential synergies arising from further integration of HEG and HSH. Scheme Shareholders will also be able to partly monetize their investments in HEG through the Cash Payment. It is expected that HSH will accelerate its overseas expansion after the transaction and achieve robust growth with an enlarged product portfolio. In addition, through further resources integration and operating efficiency improvement, HSH is expected to optimize spending and generate sustained returns for its shareholders. It is expected that after the listing of HSH H Shares completes, HSH Group will benefit from a larger market capitalization and a more diversified investor base.

After the Scheme becomes effective, with improved capital management and operational efficiency, HSH plans to increase the dividend pay-out ratio to 40% within three years on the basis of net profit attributable to parent company's ordinary shareholders which means a significant improvement compared with the 30% pay-out ratio of recent years, in order to demonstrate its commitment to continuing enhancement of returns for all shareholders.

HSH has appointed CICC and J.P. Morgan to act as its joint financial advisers, Clifford Chance LLP and King & Wood Mallesons as legal advisers in connection with the Privatisation Proposal and the Scheme, and Sullivan & Cromwell (Hong Kong) LLP and Zhong Lun Law Firm are legal advisers to the joint financial advisers; HEG has appointed UBS as its financial adviser and Fangda Partners as legal adviser in connection with the Privatisation Proposal and the Scheme.





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Haier Smart Home and Haier Electric Group jointly announced the proposed privatization of Haier Electric Group by way of an issuance of new H Shares to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

HONG KONG, Jul 31, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd. (600690.SH / 690D.DE, "HSH" or "the Company") and Haier Electric Group Co., Ltd. (1169.HK, "HEG") jointly announced that HSH has formally requested HEG to put forward a proposal ("Privatisation Proposal") to the holders of HEG Shares (other than HSH and any of its wholly-owned subsidiaries) ("Scheme Shares" and holders of which are "Scheme Shareholders") for the privatisation of HEG by way of a scheme of arrangement subject to the satisfaction of certain pre-conditions. Under the Privatisation Proposal, holder of each Scheme Share will receive 1.60 new H Shares from HSH and cash payment of HK$1.95 (the "Cash Payment") from HEG when the Privatisation Proposal becomes effective. As part of the Proposed Privatisation, HSH will make an application for listing of the newly-issued H Shares by way of introduction ("Introduction") on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The Proposed Privatisation and the Introduction are conditional on each other.

It is expected that if the Scheme becomes effective, all Scheme Shares will be cancelled and HSH will issue an aggregate of 2,448,280,617 new H shares to Scheme Shareholders and HEG will make a total cash payment of HK$2,984 million to Scheme Shareholders (assuming no change in the number of HEG Shares in issue prior to the Scheme Record Time). As of the Announcement Date, HSH and its wholly-owned subsidiary Haier Shareholdings (Hong Kong) have a total of 1,286,820,592 HEG Shares, representing approximately 45.68% of the outstanding issued share capital of HEG.

Platinum Securities, the independent valuer appointed by HSH, has estimated that the value of each HSH H Share as at July 30, 2020 is in the range of RMB16.45 to RMB16.90 (equivalent to approximately HK$18.23 to HK$18.72 respectively). On the basis of the mid-point of such valuation range of HK$18.47 and that Scheme Shareholders will received (i) 1.60 HSH H Shares and (ii) the Cash Payment for every Scheme Share cancelled, the theoretical total value of the HSH H Shares and the Cash Payment for each Scheme Share under the Privatisation Proposal will be approximately HK$31.51, representing a premium of approximately 42.65% to HEG's average closing price of HK$22.09 for the 30 trading days before the issue of the possible privatisation announcement on 16 December 2019, and a premium of approximately 28.34% to HEG's average closing price of HK$24.55 for the 30 trading days before the issue of the privatisation announcement on 31 July 2020.

If the Proposed Privatisation is successful, HSH will simultaneously achieve the privatisation of HEG and the listing of new H Shares of HSH on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange to become a A+D+H-shares listed company.

The Proposed Privatisation will constitute a material asset restructuring of HSH under the rules of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Accordingly, the transaction is also subject to the approvals of the shareholders of HSH.

The Privatisation will enable the integration of HSH and HEG, facilitate the implementation of HSH's strategies, and enhance HSH's global leadership

After the proposed transaction is completed, HSH will continue to strive for a Smart Home Platform and enhance interconnection capabilities by consolidating various product categories under HSH and HEG as well as operations in R&D, manufacturing, distribution and other services, in a bid to develop smart home solutions business. At the same time, HEG will expand its product portfolio to cover refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, kitchen appliances and small appliances that are currently operated by HSH, thus benefiting from full-suite smart home products and service solutions.

In addition, as the number of related party transactions in R&D and distribution will be largely reduced or eliminated, HSH will be able to further improve its operational efficiency, thereby enhancing its leading position in the one-stop smart home solution business on the consumer front. On the one hand, HSH has established a global business platform by means of organic growth and a series of successful overseas acquisitions. In view of this, HEG will be able to speed up the overseas expansion of its existing washing machine, water heater and water purifier businesses through the global platform of HSH; on the other hand, as the competition and related party transactions between the two companies lessen, HSH will be better positioned to streamline decision-making processes and expedite lead time, which will accelerate the implementation of its Experiential Cloud Strategy: firstly, the Experiential Cloud Strategy will offer users seamless experience through full-suite smart solutions; secondly, it is also an ever-evolving platform connecting and benefiting billions of families, users and businesses. HSH aspires to become the life-time partner of millions of users with its smart solutions in every stop of their journey of building a better home.

The Privatisation will generate returns for the Scheme Shareholders

At an exchange ratio of 1.60 HSH H Share and with the Cash Payment of HK$1.95 per Scheme Share, the theoretical value per Scheme Share under the Privatization Proposal of HK$31.51 represents a premium of approximately 28.34% to HEG's average closing price of HK$24.55 for the 30 trading days before the privatisation announcement on 31 July 2020.

The Scheme Shareholders will benefit from a stronger HEG as part of the enlarged HSH Group and potential synergies arising from further integration of HEG and HSH. Scheme Shareholders will also be able to partly monetize their investments in HEG through the Cash Payment. It is expected that HSH will accelerate its overseas expansion after the transaction and achieve robust growth with an enlarged product portfolio. In addition, through further resources integration and operating efficiency improvement, HSH is expected to optimize spending and generate sustained returns for its shareholders. It is expected that after the listing of HSH H Shares completes, HSH Group will benefit from a larger market capitalization and a more diversified investor base.

After the Scheme becomes effective, with improved capital management and operational efficiency, HSH plans to increase the dividend pay-out ratio to 40% within three years on the basis of net profit attributable to parent company's ordinary shareholders which means a significant improvement compared with the 30% pay-out ratio of recent years, in order to demonstrate its commitment to continuing enhancement of returns for all shareholders.

HSH has appointed CICC and J.P. Morgan to act as its joint financial advisers, Clifford Chance LLP and King & Wood Mallesons as legal advisers in connection with the Privatisation Proposal and the Scheme, and Sullivan & Cromwell (Hong Kong) LLP and Zhong Lun Law Firm are legal advisers to the joint financial advisers; HEG has appointed UBS as its financial adviser and Fangda Partners as legal adviser in connection with the Privatisation Proposal and the Scheme.



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Kidsland Unveils The LEGO Certified Online Store Carrying The Most Diversified And Comprehensive Product Ranges in Asia Pacific on 3 August

HONG KONG, Jul 31, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Kidsland International Holdings Limited ("Kidsland" or "the Group"; stock code: 2122), the largest toy retailer in China, is pleased to announce that it will launch the Hong Kong LEGO certified online store (http://LEGO.kidslandgroup.com), which carries the most diversified and comprehensive product ranges in Asia Pacific, on 3 August. As an addition to the five existing physical LEGO Certified Stores, the online certified store will not only allow Hong Kong LEGO fans to enjoy quick and convenient home delivery service, but also demonstrate again the Group's relentless efforts in promoting digitalization and creating an omni-channel shopping experience.






Kidsland will launch the Hong Kong LEGO certified online store, which carries the most diversified and comprehensive product ranges in Asia Pacific, on 3 August


Kidsland has always been keeping abreast of the latest market trends, and actively pursuing reforms despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenging operating environment. Earlier in February, the Group launched the WhatsApp order placing and home delivery service, which was well-received by customers in Hong Kong. This time, it launched the LEGO certified online store to provide an Internet shopping platform carrying the most diversified and comprehensive product ranges to customers. On top of all the products available at LEGO Certified Stores, Hong Kong LEGO certified online store will also offer exclusive product series to satisfy the growing needs of customers and achieve channel diversification, conducive to expanding the Group's customer base.

Hong Kong LEGO certified online store will offer a series of special promotions during its opening period, including free delivery service for all purchases made within the first two weeks after the store opening between 3 and 16 August. Also the first 300 customers are even entitled to receive a limited edition gift. In addition, the store supports safe and reliable payment methods such as payment by mainstream credit cards and e-Wallets, all in a bid to facilitate easy payment by customers and improve their shopping experience.

Mr. Lee Ching Yiu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kidsland, said, "In the face of a complex, changing and challenging operating environment, we have been pursuing reforms to address changes in the market and the consumption pattern of the public. Looking ahead, we will continue to step up the development of online platform so as to achieve all-round digitalization experience for the Company and customers. This will help us maintain good communications with our customers, deepen our understanding in their shopping patterns and hence satisfy their various needs. In addition, we will continue to consolidate our offline sales channels to establish an integrated online and offline marketing model, so as to create a seamless omni-channel shopping experience for customers with our two-pronged approach."

About Kidsland International Holdings Limited (stock code: 2122)
Kidsland International Holdings Limited ("Kidsland" or "the Group") is engaged in retail, wholesale, e-commerce and brand operation of toys and infant products in China. As the largest toy retailer in China, it has near 20 years of industrial experience. The Group owns the most comprehensive online and offline sales network in China. Currently, its self-operated offline retail system includes "kidsland Toy Store", "Babyland Infant and Kid Toy and Product Store", "LEGO Certified Store" and "FAO Schwarz".


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The Washington Companies Determined to be Causing Employer in Accident

LAS VEGAS, NV, Jul 31, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - In the deposition of OSHA expert Kurt Stranne, a professional engineer, an OSHA safety instructor, a former USAF Flight chief, a former Boeing Flight test engineering analyst, and a Certified Safety Professional, the Washington Companies attorney line of questioning sought clarification from Mr. Stranne, in his opinion, who was at fault in an ongoing Federal lawsuit in the United States Federal Court of the Western District of Washington at Tacoma.

The ongoing case involves ETON of North Las Vegas, NV and one of the Washington Companies facilities based in Rochester, WA. The Federal lawsuit is about an unfortunate accident involving Komatsu equipment loaded by a Washington Companies employee and then transported by ETON. Due to the Komatsu equipment being loaded incorrectly, the Komatsu equipment struck a major interstate bridge in the State of Washington causing damage to the bridge. The rebuilding of the bridge caused a major disruption to people in the area who had relied on the bridge for decades to get from one side of the interstate to the other.

During the deposition of expert witness Mr. Stranne, Washington Companies attorney, Mr. Steve Stocker of Stocker Smith Luciani & Staub of Spokane, WA, repeatedly asked about the duties of the controlling work site employer Washington Companies and the duties of the carrier ETON. Mr. Stranne outlined the following scene in an effort to clarify the respective exposure for culpability within the OSHA realm of work place safety and jurisdictional control to better help Washington Companies attorney Mr. Stocker understand who was at fault based on OSHA statues.

The scene that Mr. Stranne outlined was had the ETON driver been sent to a hospital with injuries as a result of the bridge strike, the accident would have been deemed a workplace injury. The injures and the hospitalization of the driver would have triggered a State of Washington OSHA investigation into what caused the accident that put the driver in the hospital. Mr. Stranne, as the OSHA expert, explained that in his opinion the Washington Companies would have been cited as the "causing party" of the accidental bridge strike.

Mr. Stranne's informed conclusions were based on fact that the Komatsu equipment was loaded at a Washington Companies controlled work site and a Washington Companies employee performed the loading of said equipment. The reason for his opinion finding fault against Washington Companies was three-fold according to Mr. Stranne. First, the loading of the equipment went against the manufactures recommendations, which Washington Companies has a duty to follow. Second, it was against the industry standard, and third, it varied from Washington Companies customary manner in which this type of Komatsu equipment was loaded. Mr. Stranne explained Washington Companies had an OSHA mandated duty to follow all three methods in the loading of the Komatsu equipment on the flatbed trailer, which the Washington Companies employee failed to do. In that Washington Companies deviated from these three standards, OSHA would have determined Washington Companies to be the root cause of the accident.

Mr. Stranne declined to speculate about what the parties' duties might have been according to other federal or state agencies but testified about what he saw as the causing factors from his expertise with OSHA and determined the loader loading the Komatsu equipment loaded it wrong. Washington Companies loader, Mr. Tyler Piles violated the manufacture loading steps, the industry standards on how the equipment should be loaded, and Washington Companies own customary manner of loading this type of equipment. As an employee of Washington Companies, this would make Washington Companies the "causing employer" of the bridge strike.

Modern Machinery a part of a large consortium of privately held companies collectively known as the Washington Companies, owned by billionaire Dennis R. Washington. Modern Machinery sells and rents high quality heavy equipment and provides product support to the construction, mining, and forestry industries. The Modern Machinery terminal in Rochester, WA is a home to a large staging area for a variety of Komatsu product brought from overseas awaiting shipment to other Komatsu dealers.

ETON is a Las Vegas-based premier transportation company serving the Western United States with equipment, professional drivers and superior on-time service.

Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., (OTCMKTS: KMTUY) the world's second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, consisting of construction, mining and compact construction equipment.

CONTACT:
Mitchell Truman, ETON.me
http://www.ETON.me, +(702) 348 6370
Environmental Transportation of Nevada, LLC

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