三菱重工サーマルシステムズ、新開発の小容量マルチエアコンを豪州・ニュージーランドとアジア向けに展開

TOKYO, Jun 25, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱重工グループの三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社(社長:楠本 馨、本社:東京都千代田区)は、豪州現地法人のMitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-conditioners Australia, Pty. Ltd.(MHIAA)、タイ現地企業との合弁会社Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-Mahajak Air Conditioners Co., Ltd.(MACO社)を通じ、R32冷媒(注1)を用いた小容量マルチエアコンの室外ユニットを豪州・ニュージーランド市場およびアジア市場向けに7月から発売します。2020年12月から先行して販売を始めた欧州市場での好調な売れ行きや、近年の豪州および香港市場での同社製ルームエアコンの高い評価を弾みに、海外市場における優良エアコンブランドとしてさらなる販売拡大を目指します。

今回のモデルは、空調設備に採用する冷媒について環境負荷の少ないR32冷媒などへの転換が世界各国で進むなか、これまで主流であったR410A冷媒が使用量削減の流れにあることを受け、R410A冷媒を使用する従来機「Micro KX」シリーズのR32冷媒仕様として開発したものです。小型・軽量化を実現した1ファン構造を引き続き採用し、R32冷媒の物質特性に合わせて室外ユニット内の冷媒分配方式を最適化することで、熱交換器の性能を最大限引き出しました。また、圧縮機のモーターを分布巻から集中巻タイプに変更し、中間能力時の性能を改善するとともに待機電力を減らすことで期間効率を向上しています。

ラインアップは、主に一般家庭で利用される電源である単相交流タイプで豪州・ニュージーランド向けに4機種(3.5、4、5、5.5馬力)、アジア向けに3機種(4、5、5.5馬力)をそれぞれ用意。多くの電気を使う工場などで利用される電源である三相交流タイプの3機種(4、5、5.5馬力)と合わせ、計7機種(アジア向け6機種)の中からニーズに応じて選択可能です。

三菱重工サーマルシステムズは、今回の小容量マルチエアコン(3.5~5.5馬力)と並行し、2021年5月に欧州で発売した海外市場向けビル用マルチエアコン「KXZ2」(10馬力~)の商品ラインアップ計17機種(注2)についても、豪州・ニュージーランドおよびアジアで順次販売を開始する予定です。今後も海外市場における多種多様なニーズへ柔軟に対応するため、消費者一人ひとりに寄り添った技術・製品開発と空調機器の販売・アフターサービスを軸とした最適なサーマルソリューションを提供していきます。

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https://www.mhi.com/jp/news/210625.html

概要:三菱重工業株式会社

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Blockpass Accepted to FCA Regulatory Sandbox for Testing Reusable Identities

HONG KONG, Jun 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - We're very excited to be able to reveal that Blockpass has been accepted into the latest cohort of the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA's) regulatory sandbox. The regulatory sandbox allows businesses to test innovative propositions in the market with real consumers (https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/innovation/regulatory-sandbox).


Blockpass is proud to be one of 13 firms that have been accepted from a pool of 58 of the regulatory sandbox to test innovative products and services (https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/regulatory-sandbox/regulatory-sandbox-cohort-7).

As an identity management platform and provider of KYC and AML solutions, the Blockpass sandbox test will support businesses with their KYC and AML due diligence requirements when onboarding customers. Blockpass will assess the ability to reuse digital ID credentials for already onboarded customers, as well as the ability to update existing Blockpass businesses where customers update their digital ID profile during a subsequent onboarding process.

Blockpass has grown significantly in size and use since its inception, both in the number and range of users and organizations it has partnered with, and the scope of its work. Blockpass continues to develop its digital identity protocol with updates and additions to improve the compliance experience. The existential need for DeFi projects to be regulatory compliant and the recent integrations have led to a surge in interest for Blockpass' On-chain KYC(TM) solution which promises to change the way blockchains enable compliance. Its recent integration with TrustSwap expands Blockpass' services to a whole new raft of businesses and solutions.

About Blockpass

Blockpass, the pioneer of On-chain KYC(TM), is a fast, fully comprehensive KYC & AML screening software-as-a-service for blockchains, Crypto, Defi and other regulated industries. With Blockpass, you get an unmatched set of benefits for any compliance service that includes pay-as-you-go, no setup cost, no integration necessary, free testing, immediate launch and at the lowest cost. 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. By integrating with Chainlink Network - a decentralized oracle solution - in early January, Blockpass introduced the first On-chain KYC(TM) solution that will service many blockchains in the years to come. The Blockpass App is available from the App Store and Google Play.

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


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Joy Spreader Matched E-Commerce Transaction with A GMV of Approximately $350 MM HKD During DouYin "618" Shopping Spree

HONG KONG, Jun 25, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - In the morning on June 25th, 2021, the Board of Joy Spreader (06988.HK), a Hong Kong publicly traded company, made voluntary announcement regarding its latest business performance and development that the Company has dedicated in serving the "618" e-commerce shopping spree on DouYin this year.

The announcement says that according to the Company's records and database, during the period of promotion event starting from June 1st to June 18th, Joy Spreader completed transaction matching with a total gross merchandise value ("GMV") of approximately $350 MM HKD on DouYin short video platform.

DouYin together with other short video e-commerce platforms delivered remarkable achievements on their debuts to participate the "618" Shopping Spree this year. As a significant pillar in performance-based marketing of e-commerce, Joy Spreader commits that it will continuously utilize its data-driven algorithm and interest recommendation technology to serve the escalating demand of consumption of mobile interest, while enhancing its marketing technology to maximize a better commerce value by matching clients' product portfolio and the fast-growing mobile new media content spectrum.

As the first mover in the short video e-commerce marketing technology, Joy Spreader enjoys and synchronizes a positive dynamic together with the exponential development in corresponding industry domestically, and considers it as an integral and crucial component of the Company's business perspectives. Based on the financials, the Company generated a net revenue of $119 MM HKD from performance-based marketing on short video e-commerce, representing a 353.86% year over year growth.


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Avantor Named Best Company in Bioprocessing Excellence for Single-use Solutions and Best Bioprocessing Supplier for Upstream Processing at Biologics Manufacturing Korea 2021

Seoul, Korea, June 25, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Avantor, a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences and advanced technologies and applied materials industries, was named best company in bioprocessing excellence for single-use solutions and best bioprocessing supplier for upstream processing at Biologics Manufacturing Korea (BMK) 2021.

Sang Kyu Lee, Representative Director - Avantor Korea/Japan(centre), Jin Young Lee, Biopharma Business Manager - Avantor Korea/Japan(left), James Hwang, Innovation Center Field Application & Education Manager - Avantor Korea/Japan(right), after receiving the Awards for Best Company in Single-use Solutions and Upstream Processing at BMK 2021.

This is the second consecutive year Avantor has been selected as the best company in the single-use category at BMK. As the development and supply of biopharmaceuticals, including COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, become more important than ever, Avantor has been actively supporting the discovery to delivery of biopharmaceutical therapies to both domestic and foreign pharmaceutical companies. A key piece of this contribution is supplying differentiated upstream solutions such as high-purity materials.

Avantor also has been recognized for its ongoing efforts to develop single-use solutions, which are emerging as the preferred option to improving biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes. Avantor is responding to rapidly increasing needs for treatments and therapies by providing customized solutions to biopharma companies. Avantor closely analyzes manufacturing processes to support customers with increased yield and reduced resources when developing new therapeutics.

SK Lee, Sales Director of Avantor Korea & Japan, said, "We are extremely proud to be recognized by BMK for our leadership in bioprocessing development by providing solutions to biopharmaceutical manufacturers. Working closely with our customers, we play a critical role in enabling breakthroughs in life-changing biologics."

Narayana Rao Rapolu, Vice President, Biopharma Asia Middle East & Africa for Avantor said, "Avantor's continued investment in single-use solutions, including our recent acquisition of RIM Bio, with manufacturing capabilities in China, go a long way to demonstrate our commitment to delivering bioprocessing excellence. Our process development and optimization capabilities carried out by our dedicated expert researchers at our Korea Innovation Center is helping customers deliver on cost and time efficiencies."

For more information on Avantor's single-use solution for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, visit https://youtu.be/mfjZEfO_RVM.

About Avantor

Avantor®, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the biopharma, healthcare, education & government, and advanced technologies & applied materials industries. Our portfolio is used in virtually every stage of the most important research, development and production activities in the industries we serve. Our global footprint enables us to serve more than 225,000 customer locations and gives us extensive access to research laboratories and scientists in more than 180 countries. We set science in motion to create a better world. For information, visit and find us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Biologics Manufacturing Korea Excellence Award 2021

The Biologics Manufacturing Korea Excellence Award seeks to give recognition to exceptional bioprocessing experts, organizations and technologies that facilitate biomanufacturing excellence with enhanced speed, reduced cost, and superior quality. 2021 marks the tenth year of ABEA. The BMK Awards is part of the Asia-Pacific Bioprocessing Excellence Awards (ABEA) which seeks to recognize organizations within Korea who have engaged in substantial efforts to innovate, optimize processes and uphold a high level of efficacy, quality and safety in biological products manufacturing.

AMEA Media Contact
Christina Koh
Director - Communications, AMEA
Avantor
Phone: +65 9170 0169
Email: Christina.Koh@avantorsciences.com



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Motul 300V proves reliability by conquering double victory at FIM Endurance World Challenge 2021 season opener

Singapore, June 25, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 2021 edition of the FIM Endurance World Championship kicked off at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans with the inaugural 24 Heures Motos. After a long season break, 46 teams lined up at the starting grid, ready to get the latest installment of the championship underway. The newly restructured Suzuki team, Yoshimura SERT Motul, started from P2 on the grid after a competitive couple of qualifying sessions. Motul played a key role in ensuring continuous performance and durability out of their EWC bike at a race that requires extreme levels of robustness. The Franco-Japanese team had a near perfect weekend taking 64 out of the 65 available points and establishing a healthy 16-point lead in the championship battle.


Yoshimura SERT Motul team lifts the trophy

Like previous seasons, the #1 Suzuki GSX-R1000R was powered and lubricated by Motul 300V. Announcing the entry of the new team in dominating fashion, Yoshimura SERT Motul finished 8 laps clear of the rider in P2, taking a comfortable victory. The EWC bike was commandeered by riders Gregg Black, Xavier Simeon, Sylvain Guintoli and Kazuki Watanabe. It was a challenging race for the riders with some thrilling battles on the track, but their consistent pace and experience gave them a significant lead over the chasing pack.

Thrilling battles on track for the lead

Endurance races like this championship prove to be the ultimate testing ground for Motul products with changing conditions and extreme engine strain. Yoshimura SERT Motul Technical Coordinator, Quentin Menard, provided insights on the team's choice of working with Motul.

Why does your team choose Motul 300V as your lubricant of choice?

"We have worked with MOTUL for many years and we trust them. With all these years, we saw how efficient Motul lubricants are! Motul 300V combines performance and longevity. We use Motul 300V because it is simply the best product we can find in the market."

Endurance races present several challenging condition changes, how do Motul lubricants enhance performance and reliability of your bikes?

"With 24h Races, we face many different weather conditions. From hot temperature to hard rain, we know Motul Lubricants are 100% efficient. In fact, properties of Motul products (300V Engine Oil, Chain paste, etc.) aren't modified even when we face hard changes in weather conditions."

What is the best part about working with Motul to further improve the team's performance throughout the FIM EWC season?

"Motul is a First-class partner for us, always attentive to our needs and developing regarding our request. At our workshop, we have all Motul's products to prepare our Race bikes at our disposal. Since Motul guarantees us excellent quality products, we can prepare our bikes very carefully and without any stress because we know their products' reliability."


National Motos had an impressive showing at season opener

Furthermore, Motul-powered National Motos took an impressive victory in the Superstock class after starting in P7. The team quickly made up positions and was jostling for the top step of the podium right until the closing couple of hours in the race. With superior pace, the #55 Honda CBR1000RR came out on top and finished 2 laps ahead of the next best Superstock bike. It was an emphatic victory for the team and Honda, securing the best finish in the team's history at 24H of Le Mans. Motul also supported the efforts of F.C.C. TSR Honda France, which finished P6 in the EWC class after a crash and untimely electrical problems saw them give up the podium places. However, the team demonstrated their true endurance spirit, fighting to make up for the lost time and gather some points towards the closing stages of the race.

It was a weekend to remember for Motul, with winning bikes in both categories being powered by their lubricants. The French oil manufacturer will be hoping to continue their impressive performance throughout the demanding endurance championship calendar. The FIM EWC moves to Portugal next, for the 12 Hours of Estoril in mid-July. Yoshimura SERT Motul currently sits at the top of the leaderboard with 64 points and F.C.C TSR Honda France is in 4th place after accumulating 36 points in the opening weekend. National Motos also occupies the top spot on the Superstock standings after scoring 60 points.


Suzuki team uses Motul products in the garage

National Motos took the win in the Superstock category

QUALIFYING RESULTS

#1 Yoshimura SERT Motul GSX-R1000R - P2 in EWC class, P2 Overall (1:35.951)
Gregg Black | Xavier Simeon | Sylvain Guintoli | Kazuki Watanabe

#55 National Motos CBR1000RR - P7 in Superstock class, P18 Overall (1:38.791)
Stéphane Egea | Guillaume Antiga | Kévin Trueb

RACE RESULTS

#1 Yoshimura SERT Motul GSX-R1000R - P1 in EWC class, P1 Overall (855 laps completed, Fastest Lap - 1:36.828)
Gregg Black | Xavier Simeon | Sylvain Guintoli | Kazuki Watanabe

#55 National Motos CBR1000RR - P1 in Superstock class, P4 Overall (830 laps completed, Fastest Lap - 1:39.172)
Stéphane Egea | Guillaume Antiga | Kévin Trueb


Yoshimura SERT Motul had a flawless race in Round 1 of FIM EWC

ABOUT MOTUL

Motul is a world-class French company specialised in the formulation, production and distribution of high-tech engine lubricants (two-wheelers, cars and other vehicles) as well as lubricants for industry via its Motul Tech activity.

Unanimously recognised for more than 150 years for the quality of its products, innovation capacity and involvement in the field of competition, Motul is also recognised as a specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant, issued from the aeronautical industry, making use of esters technology: 300V lubricant. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the 300V.

Motul is a partner to many manufacturers and racing teams in order to further their technological development in motorsports. It has invested in many international competitions as an official supplier for teams in: Road racing, Trials, Enduro, Endurance, Superbike, Supercross, Rallycross, World GT1, 24 Hours of Le Mans (cars and motorcycles), 24 Hours of Spa, Le Mans Series, Andros Trophy, Paris-Dakar, 8 Hours of Suzuka, Bol d'Or, Daytona 200-mile motorcycle race.

MOTUL Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd
1A International Business Park, #06-03
Singapore 609933
www.motul.com



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札幌新陽高校と東明館高校、NECの「Online PBL Platform」を活用した探究学習を実施

TOKYO, Jun 25, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 学校法人札幌慈恵学園 札幌新陽高等学校(所在地:北海道札幌市、校長:赤司 展子、以下 札幌新陽高校)と学校法人 東明館学園 東明館中学校・高等学校(所在地:佐賀県三養基郡、校長:黒木 忠好、以下 東明館高校) は、日本電気株式会社(本社:東京都港区、代表取締役 執行役員社長 兼CEO:森田 隆之、以下 NEC)の、オンライン上でPBL(Project Based Learning:探究学習、課題解決型学習)を実施可能にする「Online PBL Platform」を活用した探究学習を2021年1~3月の3か月間実施しました。SDGsをテーマに、北海道と佐賀県にある両校の生徒同士だけでなく、NECをはじめとする企業がオンライン上でコラボレーションしながらプロジェクト活動を行い、社会課題の発見・解決に取り組みました。また、第2弾の取り組みとして、2021年4月から1年間、宇宙をテーマにした探究学習を札幌新陽高校において実施しています。

近年、生徒が自ら課題を見つけ、さらにその課題を自ら解決する能力を身に付けることを目的としたPBLが注目を集めています。文部科学省においても、多様な社会の中で主体的に判断する力を身につけるため、PBLなどのアクティブ・ラーニング(受け身ではなく、能動的な学習方法)の導入を推進しています。また、新型コロナウイルス感染症拡大により、登校や移動が制限される中、学校教育においては時間・場所を越えてオンラインで学習が可能な環境の整備が進められています。

今回両高校が活用したNECの「Online PBL Platform」は、タスク・成果物を共有しながらより一層深い議論を行うことができます。また、各学習プロセスが記録されるため、生徒や教員による振り返りも可能です。

今回の探究学習では、両校の生徒はオンライン上で実施されるプロジェクト活動を中心に、主体的・協働的・探究的に課題発見・解決に取り組み、主体性や思考力・表現力、情報リテラシーの向上を目指しました。本学習には、NECをはじめとする複数の企業が参画しており、各企業は生徒の活動にアドバイスをするだけでなく、プロジェクトに入り生徒と共に議論を行い、成果発表に参加し講評するなど、専門家として探究学習の支援を行いました。

各プログラムの概要

1.東明館×新陽×NEC OnlinePBL
実施期間:2021年1月~2021年3月
対象:札幌新陽高校1年生33名、東明館高校1年生7名

概要:
SDGsの17テーマから、生徒たちが自ら興味のあるテーマを選出しプロジェクトメンバーで解決すべき課題とその解決に向けた具体的なアクションを企業と連携して実行する。

参画企業:
公益社団法人ユネスコ協会連盟:生徒へのアドバイス等
公益社団法人セーブ・ザ・チルドレン・ジャパン:生徒へのアドバイス等
アミタ株式会社:生徒へのアドバイス等
株式会社NTTドコモ:生徒へのアドバイス等
丸吉日新堂印刷株式会社:生徒考案のシール作成

2.新陽高校宇宙PBL
実施期間:2021年4月~2022年3月
対象:札幌新陽高校3年生 49名

概要:
「宇宙」をテーマにした教科横断的な学習を行い、社会課題解決に向け企業リソースを活用した「宇宙」に関するアウトプットを行います。

参画企業:
NECソリューションイノベータ株式会社:生徒へのアドバイス等
NECスペーステクノロジー株式会社:生徒への講演
辻󠄀調理師専門学校(辻󠄀調グループ):生徒へのアドバイス等
JAXA宇宙教育センター:生徒へのアドバイス等

札幌新陽高等学校は、今般のコロナ禍をきっかけにICTを活⽤したオンライン授業をいち早く導⼊し、生徒の学びを止めることなく教育活動を推進しています。個別最適な学び」と「協働的な学び」の実現に向け、今回のようなICTを活用したOnline PBLを通した教育や、地域・企業との連携を強化した教育を導入しております。また、 生徒一人ひとりに適した教育の実践を目的として令和4年度(2022年度)入学生より、単位制を導入します。

東明館高校は、探究活動が次なる教育のスタンダードになることを今回のonlinePBLで改めて理解し、今後も多くの事例を作っていく予定です。探究コースでは、「やりたいことを形にすることができる」という教育目標を実現するために、今回のonlinePBLで学んだ対話法や物事の調べ方、まとめ方などを活かして、新しいプロジェクトを進めたり、アレンジを加えて新たな価値を見出したりしながら社会に貢献できるような活動を行います。

NECは、政府が推進するGIGAスクール構想に向けた教育ICT事業強化に向けて、今後も学校とともに教育研究を進め、「Online PBL Platform」などの教育のデジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)を推進するソリューションやサービスの開発・提供を推進します。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://jpn.nec.com/press/202106/20210625_01.html

概要:日本電気株式会社(NEC)

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Bay to Bay: Synergies between San Francisco Bay Area and China's Greater Bay Area

HONG KONG, Jun 25, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - A research report identifying synergies and collaboration opportunities between the San Francisco Bay Area and China's Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) was published and presented at a webinar today by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, based in San Francisco, and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Entitled "Bay to Bay: China's Greater Bay Area Plan and Its Synergies for US and San Francisco Bay Area Business," the report analyses the trade, investment and policy landscape of the two bay areas, and identifies sectors with potential including climate change, clean energy, healthcare, electric and autonomous vehicles, biomedicine, and fintech.

In addition to assessing the trade and investment landscape and detailing areas for potential collaboration, the report also looks at the GBA in detail and how US businesses can leverage Hong Kong as an international platform to link up with the GBA to capture business opportunities.

Sean Randolph, the report's principal author and Senior Director at the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, notes that "The GBA and the San Francisco Bay Area are both complex regions and global economic hubs. Hong Kong in particular, as an international crossroads with a dynamic services sector and innovative research, has similarities to San Francisco. With its relative openness and established legal system for business transactions it's also well-positioned as a bridge to the GBA. In the last few years doing business between the US and China has become more complicated but there are still many opportunities to explore, in fields from clean energy and climate change to health, biomedicine and fintech."

Nicholas Kwan, Director of Research at HKTDC, which supported the study, comments that "As a global city Hong Kong plays a unique role in the Greater Bay Area plan based on its rule of law, respect for intellectual property, the scale and depth of its financial system, and its capacity for innovation. That opens the door for Bay Area and California companies to take advantage of opportunities in the GBA through partnerships in Hong Kong."

References:
- Download the report here: https://portal.hktdc.com/resources/RMIP/20210624/z090eps2-QmF5VG9CYXktVW5kZXJzdGFuZGluZ0NoaW5hc0dCQVBsYW4oMSk=.pdf
- HKTDC Research: https://research.hktdc.com/en/featured/greater-bay-area
- Bay Area Council Economic Institute: http://www.bayareaeconomy.org/

About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Media enquiries:
HKTDC Communication and Public Affairs Department
Rudie Lynes, Tel: +852 2584 4517, Email: rudie.lynes@hktdc.com

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Oxygen Strikes Agreement with Leading Cybersecurity Firm Kudelski Security

ZUG, SWITZERLAND, Jun 25, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Oxygen.org, the alternative market infrastructure ecosystem, has signed a strategic agreement under which Kudelski Security, a division of the Kudelski Group in Switzerland, will provide security assessment and architecture support for the Oxygen platform going forward. Kudelski will conduct a series of reviews and audits of the Oxygen Protocol functionality and interfaces, as well as collaborating with Oxygen to assess future enhancements, changes, or additions to Oxygen's protocols.

Beginning with prime brokerage, Oxygen will replicate a growing range of products offered by investment banks, helping to build finance without Wall Street. As a DeFi ecosystem, Oxygen will enable delivery of these services to individuals and institutions alike, democratizing access to sophisticated investment, risk management and liquidity solutions.

Viktor Mangazeev, Co-founder of Oxygen, said "Institutions and individual investors have a right to expect that they can trust the quality, reliability and stability of the Oxygen ecosystem. For Oxygen, this partnership provides transparency, promotes absolute confidence that the protocol does precisely what it promises and demonstrates its security - all based on a thorough assessment by a leading global expert in cybersecurity."

Scott Carlson, Head of Blockchain Security for Kudelski Security - stated "I'm very excited to be working with Oxygen on this series of engagements. As they are on the leading edge of new business models in the DeFi space, it is important to show strategic leadership in promoting cyber security. Comparable traditional businesses have years of audits and tests, and the emerging ecosystems must put their best foot forward to build trust of users and environmental partners."

Oxygen is built on the growing and liquid Serum ecosystem which leverages an on-chain orderbook to match borrowers and lenders to provide fair rates. And it is made possible by massive throughput and ultra-low costs of the scalable Solana blockchain. Solana currently processes up to 50,000 transactions per second, each one costing just $0.00001, with plans to further scale these capabilities. Combined, this partnership can accelerate mass adoption of DeFi.

The Kudelski Security team will perform a Source Code Assessment, Architecture Review, and Architecture Verification of the Oxygen.org Finance system. Special attention will be focused on the Contracts Mechanism, Finance Logic, Yields, Borrowing, Lending, and Leverage mechanisms, as well as other related funds safety considerations. Verification analyses will confirm that formulas, cryptographic/mathematic, etc. in the software faithfully implement the specified intent of the protocol. Testing will include dynamic testing of key financial risk scenarios such as edge situations, liquidity events, and more.

Alex Grebnev, Co-Founder of Oxygen explained "Rapid innovation in open finance protocols like Oxygen opens up access to highly value-added investment banking products, which have always been the exclusive domain of institutional investors. But to gain the trust of a broader investment community and increase adoption, we must provide robust and continuous assurance of the security of our protocol. We will continue to work closely with our new partners Kudelski and we will publish findings and actions taken to ensure transparency."

About Oxygen Protocol

Oxygen is alternative market infrastructure ecosystem, built on the fast-growing and liquid Serum ecosystem and running on Solana's scalable blockchain. Its initial offering is an on-chain prime brokerage protocol through which users can earn yield, borrow from peers, trade directly out of fund pools, and get trading leverage against a portfolio of assets. As a DeFi protocol, Oxygen is part of a movement to create a more efficient and open financial system - or 'Finance without Wall Street' - that replicates the constructs of traditional finance without centralized control and intermediaries. Oxygen.org AG is based in Switzerland, which is recognized as an advanced jurisdiction for distributed ledger technology. Oxygen works with a Big Four audit firm and with leading international legal advisers to ensure asset safety and regulatory compliance. For more information, visit https://www.oxygen.org/

About Kudelski Security

Kudelski Security is an innovative, independent provider of tailored cybersecurity solutions for large enterprise and public sector clients. It has 300+ employees and locations in Europe (Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Zurich - Switzerland, Paris - France, Munich - Germany) and the U.S. (Phoenix, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta). Kudelski Security international headquarters is ISO 27001:2013 certified, ensuring the quality of our Information Security Management System in the protection of customer data while delivering cybersecurity solutions. The company is a member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), a premier organization and recognized global leader in incident response, with additional Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) competencies. For more information, please visit www.nagra.com

Media Inquiries:
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Scott Krady (USA) scottk@calibercorporateadvisors.com

SOURCE: Oxygen

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Pertama Digital makes leap forward with two new investors for its digital bank

PENANG, Malaysia, Jun 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Pertama Digital Berhad announced today that it has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Perfect Hexagon Commodity and Investment Bank Limited ("PHCIB") and Alsirat Sdn Bhd ("ASB") to secure investment for its proposed digital bank.

Licensed as a Labuan investment bank under the Labuan Financial Services Authority, PHCIB is wholly owned under Perfect Hexagon Limited ("PHL"), a Hong Kong based entity. PHL is a global commodity and trade finance leader. PHL is also an Associate Participant of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad and a Liquidity Provider for the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

Meanwhile, ASB is a wholly owned Bumiputera company that has more than 30 years' experience in delivering mission-critical projects for customers since its inception. It provides digital evidence management solutions, big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things services.

According to the two MoUs, PHCIB and ASB both wish to support financial inclusion initiatives by investing in the digital bank proposed by Pertama Digital. Both investors will participate by contributing to the digital bank's initial capital funds alongside Pertama Digital.

Pertama Digital's Director of Strategy, Saify Akhtar, who also leads the company's digital bank initiative, said: "We are pleased to welcome PHCIB and ASB as investors who bring additional long-term financial strength to our digital banking consortium, further enhancing our ability to deliver the financial inclusion objectives set out in Bank Negara Malaysia's licensing framework for digital banks."

PHL's Group Director, Yap Sheng Feng, said: "PHCIB's participation in this will be a synergistic collaboration with the consortium members, by leveraging on our experience in investment banking, treasury and asset management. With PHCIB's global presence, Pertama Digital's consortium can have a wider reach not just domestically but internationally as well."

ASB director Tan Sri Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Manaf added: "ASB has seen first-hand the need to accelerate digital inclusivity due to the nature of our business, and we have decided that Pertama Digital's unique focus on helping financially underserved Malaysians gain access to financial services is one that we would like to align ourselves with. The potential for horizontal synergies between ourselves, Pertama Digital and the digital bank is something that we look forward to as well."

Pertama Digital is building a bank with both ethical and digital cores, offering responsible financing for productive purposes, in the best interests of its customers. The consortium intends to handhold customers to boost financial literacy and improve the relationship between Malaysia's financially underserved and their money.

Pertama Digital, listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, received overwhelming shareholder approval on 21 August 2020 for its pivot from the textile business to the technology sector. Through an investment into homegrown govtech company, DAPAT Vista (M) Sdn Bhd, Pertama Digital is capitalising on global digital acceleration trends and has recently seen increased uptake in the group's innovative digital solutions such as MyPay and eJamin, the world's first smartphone court bail payment solution, now live in courts all over Malaysia.


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IBI Group Delivers Exceptional Results with Net Profit Surging 151.5%

HONG KONG, Jun 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - IBI Group Holdings Limited ("IBI" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries as the "Group"; Stock Code: 1547), a publicly listed company that holds investments in companies focusing on the Built Environment, today announced its business results for the financial year ended 31 March 2021 ("FY2021"), nothing short of remarkable in light of the devastating impact to the global economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the year under review, the Group recorded revenue of approximately HK$556.7 million (FY2020: HK$591.1 million). Though its revenue dropped slightly, its gross profit increased by 53.1% to HK$79.4 million. Profit attributable to the owners of the Company for the year surged by 151.5% to approximately HK$54.4 million, mainly attributable to the strategic investments made during FY2021. Basic and diluted earnings per share climbed 151.9% to HK6.8 cents.

The Group maintained a strong financial position with cash and cash equivalents of approximately HK$87.1 million and no bank borrowings as at 31 March 2021. The Board has recommended payment of a final dividend of HK4.0 cents per share for the year ended 31 March 2021 (FY2020: not applicable). Based on the current share price of HK$0.31, the total yearly dividend yield equates to an impressive 16.13%.

Business Review

Contracting

IBI provides world class interior fitting out and building refurbishment services in Hong Kong and Macau, undertaking two main types of projects, namely fitting-out projects and alteration and addition projects. Due to its proven track record and established reputation, IBI remained busy in the Hong Kong market despite the impact of the pandemic, completing 13 projects and being awarded 12. During the year under review, revenue from the segment totalled approximately HK$511.0 million (FY2020 approximately: HK$591.1 million) with segmental gross profit amounting to HK$35.3 million

Building Solutions

During the year under review, IBI set up a new subsidiary, Building Service Limited ("BSL"), which provides high-tech solutions utilising innovative products and services to fulfil its mission of creating healthy, productive and efficient indoor environments. Since its launch, the Group has been working diligently to develop the business, design and open a showroom and most importantly, to secure distribution rights for five product ranges. With arising public awareness of healthy living and increased hygiene amid the COVID-19 pandemic, BSL's focus on air quality and clean air technologies target environmental improvements based on science, data and a deep sense of caring for the human condition.

Strategic Investments

In early 2020, the Group established a new strategic investments division to ensure the efficient use of its available capital. During the year under review, the Directors saw an opportunity in the depressed markets of the United Kingdom, Australia and Hong Kong to invest in blue chip, high dividend yielding companies that were both sizeable and which possessed a long history and ability to withstand market disruption. Over the course of the year, the investments performed well and delivered impressive results with segmental profit reaching approximately HK$43.9 million. Moving forward, the Group is looking into several new potential investment opportunities including property development projects in jurisdictions outside Hong Kong and is diligently working to secure these opportunities in order secure additional profits for the Group.

Prospects

Although the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to continue to weigh heavily on the global economy, IBI remains prudently optimistic about the market improving and recovering. Mass vaccination is clearly a critical component in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and returning our society back to normal and in this regard, IBI has instigated a Group wide incentive scheme to encourage its employees to get vaccinated. The Group hopes this initiative will set an example for other companies to follow and ultimately, to help facilitate the return of the City's buoyant business environment. With a return to more normal business activity levels and a healthy level of liquidity, the Group is confident of fully exploiting business opportunities moving forward.

Mr. Neil Howard, Chairman and CEO of IBI, said, "Although FY2021 was a year of unprecedented challenges, by implementing a sound tactical development strategy, IBI continued to deliver exceptional performance. We are thrilled to see our net profit up 151.5% and to have launched our new subsidiaries. The new subsidiaries will strengthen our ability to provide integrated, innovative solutions and we look forward to seeing the results of these synergies in the coming year and to witness their positive impact on the Group's reputation, results and ultimately, the long-term value delivered to shareholders."

About IBI Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 1547)
IBI Group Holdings Limited is a publicly listed holding company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, focused on investments in the Built Environment. The Group's investments whilst principally centering around the role of contracting, include businesses providing innovative, high quality product and supply solutions across a diverse range of the built environment. Our mission is to deliver premium products, services and customer experiences with a strong influence of innovation, sustainability and wellness. For more information, please refer to IBI's website: https://ibighl.com/.



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31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair opens on 14 July

HONG KONG, Jun 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 31st HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will run from 14 to 20 July (Wednesday to Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year's event has received an enthusiastic response from participating organisations, with more than 700 exhibitors expected to deliver a wide selection of cultural activities and leisure experiences over the week of the fair, which runs together with the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and the debut World of Snacks.

Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, said the Hong Kong Book Fair Cultural Events Advisory Panel has adopted the theme Inspirational and Motivational Reading for the 2021 HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, hoping that the event can encourage readers to seek out motivational books that can inspire a more positive lifestyle.

Introducing highlights of this year's Book Fair at a press conference today are (from right) Hong Kong authors Rap Chan and Su Hei; Yau Lop-poon, Editor-in-Chief of Yazhou Zhoukan and member of the Hong Kong Book Fair 2021 Cultural Events Advisory Panel, Hong Kong Publishing Federation; Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director; Anita Wan, Chairperson, Hong Kong Publishing Professionals Society and Honorary Secretary, Hong Kong Publishing Federation; and Hong Kong author Shirley Loo.

Two thematic exhibitions, Cherished Memories of the Children’s Paradise and The Dragon Never Dies - Bruce Lee @80, will showcase two precious collections of memorabilia at the Art Gallery at the HKCEC.

During the fair period and the citywide Cultural July campaign, more than 600 online and offline cultural events will be organised, including thematic exhibitions at the Art Gallery at the HKCEC and seminars hosted by acclaimed writers, bringing the joy of reading to the whole city.

Book Fair theme aims at nourishing minds

The theme of this year's Book Fair is Inspirational and Motivational Reading, with the tagline "Reading the World: Inspiring the Mind and Refreshing the Soul". Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, said: "The Hong Kong Book Fair Cultural Events Advisory Panel has picked this meaningful theme, with the hope that the fair can encourage readers to seek out motivational books that can inspire a more positive lifestyle. Running in tandem with the Book Fair, the Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks will showcase diverse lifestyle experiences and snacks from across the globe. Together, these three events can help people declutter their minds and live more rewarding and fulfilling lives."

Thematic exhibitions present classic collections

Aligning with this year's Book Fair theme, the HKTDC will showcase a thematic exhibition, titled Words to Warm the Heart, at the Art Gallery outside Hall 3. The exhibition will introduce a number of inspirational authors and some of their selected works, including (in no particular order) A Nong, Cheng Kok-kong, Lee Chack-fan, Philemon Choi, Wu Yin-ching, Shirley Loo, Agnes Chan, Joseph Sung, Su Hei and Rap Chan. Precious memorabilia from the authors will be on display, including manuscripts, calligraphy artworks and souvenirs, helping readers to appreciate the writers' creative journeys from different perspectives.

The Art Gallery will also feature a number of other exhibitions. Cherished Memories of the Children's Paradise will display rare copies and illustrations from different eras of the popular kids' magazine Children's Paradise. The Dragon Never Dies - Bruce Lee @80, organised with the support of the Bruce Lee Club, brings together Bruce Lee memorabilia from collectors, providing visitors with the opportunity to revisit some of the legendary kung fu star's iconic moments.

Another exhibition, Hong Kong Palace Museum, will introduce the innovative approaches taken to showcase precious exhibits from the Palace Museum and other renowned institutions.

Seminar Series promotes broad range of literature

The "Eight Seminar Series" returns to the Book Fair in 2021, continuing to promote the joy of reading by exposing readers to authors and works from a diverse range of literary genres. The Renowned Writers Seminar Series, co-organised with Mingpao and Yazhou Zhoukan, makes a welcome return, while other featured series include Theme of the Year: "Inspiring the Mind and Refreshing the Soul", the English and International Reading Series, World of Knowledge, Children and Youth Reading, Spiritual Growth and Personal Development, Lifestyle and the Hong Kong Cultural and Historical Seminar Series. More details of the seminars and featured speakers can be found at https://hkbookfair.hktdc.com/en/Events/Event-Schedule.html.

Brand-new experiences at Sports and Leisure Expo

This year's Sports and Leisure Expo will cover a broad range of sports and leisure brands, products and services. In addition to the 10 existing themes, the expo features the new Travel. Excursion zone, showcasing exciting outdoors activities such as diving, stand-up paddle-boarding, rock climbing and geo-tours. A range of free trials and demonstrations will be offered at the expo, including a lion dance performance run by the Hong Kong Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association, a pickleball taster session from the Asia Elite Sports Association, and a speed stacking experience coordinated by the Hong Kong Sport Stacking Association. In addition, local rugby players Salom Yiu and Sham Wai-sum, freestyle football player Tony Ma and other Hong Kong sports stars will take part in a series of celebrity-sharing sessions and performances, livening up the expo with their impressive skills.

Visitors who prefer more sedentary pursuits can participate in a series of activities such as photography workshops and table-top games. At the Discover Poland through Board Games activity, Aleksander Danda, Poland's Consul General in Hong Kong, will introduce traditional Polish table-top games and Polish culture through interactive game sessions.

World of Snacks debuts with global selection of tasty treats

Making its debut in 2021, the World of Snacks features six thematic zones: Travel Delights, Chocolate and Sweet Factory, Oldie Snacks, Yummy & Healthy, Party Time and Snack Bar, bringing together more than 1,000 popular treats from across the globe. International snacks on offer include prawn crackers delivered directly from Japan by HT Mall; famous Taiwan souvenir snacks HiWalk and PAH JI HUE` from Taiwan Gift Baskets; Chupa Chups Mega Chups limited edition, usually only available at airports, from Sweet Dreams by Heinemann; coconut candies from Yan Chim Kee; Chicago-style Garrett Popcorn; Minor Figures nitro cold brew latte; Eat Real sea salt hummus chips; Hart Sacha salted inchi; organic unsalted cashews; and a wide selection of natural, additive-free and highly nutritional snacks. Exciting activities include the lollipop bouquet workshop, handmade rock candies workshop and a taro pastry demonstration.

The HKTDC Education and Careers Expo will be held at the HKCEC from 15 to 18 July, running in parallel with the Book Fair. Youngsters and jobseekers can access the latest useful information on education and career opportunities for their life planning at this one-stop event. Admission to the expo is free of charge.

Incentive campaign to encourage vaccination

In support of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's "Early Vaccination for All" campaign, a number of booths will offer various incentives to visitors who have been vaccinated, including book discounts and giveaways, cash vouchers and gifts. Additionally, the HKTDC will offer 35,000 free admissions to those who have been vaccinated. These will be made available in limited quotas every day of the fair on a first-come-first-served basis. Visitors can enjoy free admission by presenting their vaccination record. More details can be found on the Book Fair website or mobile app: https://hkbookfair.hktdc.com/Vaccination_en.

Enhanced on-site hygiene measures ensure participants' safety

The well-being and safety of exhibitors and visitors will be the top concern at the Book Fair. Various preventive measures will be put in place, with all on-site staff and exhibitors required to present a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test result or a record of receiving two COVID-19 vaccination injections in order to enter the fairground. All visitors to the fair need to record their entry date and time using the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app or by filling out a record form. Eating, drinking and food tasting within the venue (including booth areas) are all prohibited except in designated eating areas. Other safety measures include setting up temperature-screening stations, providing hand sanitiser and disinfection items at multiple locations around the HKCEC, and stepping up cleaning and disinfection at the venue.

To ensure a more even flow of visitors throughout the day, the HKTDC will introduce morning admission tickets, night admission tickets as well as a special re-entry promotion. Physical ticket sales will not be available at the fairground to avoid the use of cash and minimise contact. Visitors can pay with their Octopus cards at the entrance's toll booths to gain entry. Please see below for more details of the ticketing arrangements.

Cultural July and Cultural Journey Online

Alongside the Book Fair, the HKTDC is collaborating with numerous cultural and educational institutions, libraries, museums, shopping malls, cafes and bookstores to organise a broad range of cultural events running from late June to end of July as part of the Cultural July - Joyful Summer Reading citywide campaign. The campaign promotes reading as a step to nurture the flourishing cultural movement in the city. The HKTDC has also allocated resources to set up a Cultural Journey Online webpage on the Book Fair website, offering various e-reading resources, seminars and exhibitions to help users deepen their cultural knowledge.

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About the HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly SMEs, in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Media enquiries:
HKTDC Communication & Public Affairs Department

Hong Kong Book Fair
Sunny Ng, Tel: +852 2584 4357, Email: sunny.sl.ng@hktdc.org
Clayton Lauw, Tel: +852 2584 4472, Email: clayton.y.lauw@hktdc.org

Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks
Sam Ho, Tel: +852 2584 4569, Email: sam.sy.ho@hktdc.org

Education and Careers Expo
Christine Kam, Tel: +852 2584 4514, Email: christine.kam@hktdc.org

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Pertama Digital makes leap forward with two new investors for its digital bank

PENANG, Malaysia, Jun 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Pertama Digital Berhad announced today that it has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Perfect Hexagon Commodity and Investment Bank Limited ("PHCIB") and Alsirat Sdn Bhd ("ASB") to secure investment for its proposed digital bank.


Licensed as a Labuan investment bank under the Labuan Financial Services Authority, PHCIB is wholly owned under Perfect Hexagon Limited ("PHL"), a Hong Kong based entity. PHL is a global commodity and trade finance leader. PHL is also an Associate Participant of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad and a Liquidity Provider for the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.

Meanwhile, ASB is a wholly owned Bumiputera company that has more than 30 years' experience in delivering mission-critical projects for customers since its inception. It provides digital evidence management solutions, big data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things services.

According to the two MoUs, PHCIB and ASB both wish to support financial inclusion initiatives by investing in the digital bank proposed by Pertama Digital. Both investors will participate by contributing to the digital bank's initial capital funds alongside Pertama Digital.

Pertama Digital's Director of Strategy, Saify Akhtar, who also leads the company's digital bank initiative, said: "We are pleased to welcome PHCIB and ASB as investors who bring additional long-term financial strength to our digital banking consortium, further enhancing our ability to deliver the financial inclusion objectives set out in Bank Negara Malaysia's licensing framework for digital banks."

PHL's Group Director, Yap Sheng Feng, said: "PHCIB's participation in this will be a synergistic collaboration with the consortium members, by leveraging on our experience in investment banking, treasury and asset management. With PHCIB's global presence, Pertama Digital's consortium can have a wider reach not just domestically but internationally as well."

ASB director Tan Sri Abdul Rashid bin Abdul Manaf added: "ASB has seen first-hand the need to accelerate digital inclusivity due to the nature of our business, and we have decided that Pertama Digital's unique focus on helping financially underserved Malaysians gain access to financial services is one that we would like to align ourselves with. The potential for horizontal synergies between ourselves, Pertama Digital and the digital bank is something that we look forward to as well."

Pertama Digital is building a bank with both ethical and digital cores, offering responsible financing for productive purposes, in the best interests of its customers. The consortium intends to handhold customers to boost financial literacy and improve the relationship between Malaysia's financially underserved and their money.

Pertama Digital, listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, received overwhelming shareholder approval on 21 August 2020 for its pivot from the textile business to the technology sector. Through an investment into homegrown govtech company, DAPAT Vista (M) Sdn Bhd, Pertama Digital is capitalising on global digital acceleration trends and has recently seen increased uptake in the group's innovative digital solutions such as MyPay and eJamin, the world's first smartphone court bail payment solution, now live in courts all over Malaysia.

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Central Global Berhad Makes Two Board Appointments

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Main Market-listed Central Global Berhad ("Central Global") is pleased to announce the appointments of Yang Hormat Mulia ("YHM") Tengku Dato' Indera Abu Bakar Ahmad ("Tengku Abu Bakar") and Encik Shaharuddin bin Abdullah ("Encik Shaharuddin") as non-executive directors of the Group.

YHM Tengku Abu Bakar, 36, has a background in strategic planning, specialising in health-related, e-commerce and information technology businesses. He is currently chairman of Fomema Sdn Bhd, which operates a foreign workers' medical examination screening system in Peninsular Malaysia, as well as chairman of several other related companies. He is also a director of Bookdoc Holdings Sdn Bhd, which operates a mobile application connecting patients with medical professionals.

Tengku Abu Bakar holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorne, Australia. He has also throughout his career accumulated experience in dealing with multinational companies while providing guidance and support in the companies where he is a member of the board of directors.

Encik Shaharuddin, 60, spent his entire career in the Royal Malaysian Police and retired as an Assistant Commissioner of Police where his last posting was as Head of Administration for the Human Resources Department (Policy). He holds a Master in Social Science from University Kebangsaan Malaysia and a Diploma in Forensic Investigation from University Malaya.

Please contact the below for more information:
Muhammad Hakim
h.juraimi@swanconsultancy.biz


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Central Global Berhad Makes Two Board Appointments

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Main Market-listed Central Global Berhad ("Central Global") is pleased to announce the appointments of Yang Hormat Mulia ("YHM") Tengku Dato' Indera Abu Bakar Ahmad ("Tengku Abu Bakar") and Encik Shaharuddin bin Abdullah ("Encik Shaharuddin") as non-executive directors of the Group.

YHM Tengku Abu Bakar, 36, has a background in strategic planning, specialising in health-related, e-commerce and information technology businesses. He is currently chairman of Fomema Sdn Bhd, which operates a foreign workers' medical examination screening system in Peninsular Malaysia, as well as chairman of several other related companies. He is also a director of Bookdoc Holdings Sdn Bhd, which operates a mobile application connecting patients with medical professionals.

Tengku Abu Bakar holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorne, Australia. He has also throughout his career accumulated experience in dealing with multinational companies while providing guidance and support in the companies where he is a member of the board of directors.

Encik Shaharuddin, 60, spent his entire career in the Royal Malaysian Police and retired as an Assistant Commissioner of Police where his last posting was as Head of Administration for the Human Resources Department (Policy). He holds a Master in Social Science from University Kebangsaan Malaysia and a Diploma in Forensic Investigation from University Malaya.

Please contact the below for more information:
Muhammad Hakim
h.juraimi@swanconsultancy.biz

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三菱重工サーマルシステムズ、国内向けビル用マルチエアコン新シリーズ「LX5A」を8月に発売

TOKYO, Jun 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱重工グループの三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社(社長:楠本 馨、本社:東京都千代田区)は、国内向けビル用マルチエアコン「ハイパーマルチ(Hyper Multi)」シリーズ「LX5」6機種をモデルチェンジし、新たに「LX5A」として8月より販売を開始します。大容量・省スペース性はそのままに、市場ニーズに応じて室内ユニットの接続台数および接続容量範囲を拡大したほか連続暖房運転機能を新たに搭載、さらなる設計自由度の向上と運転制御の多様化を実現しています。

今回の新モデルは、合計接続容量範囲を従来の130%から最大200%に拡大(注1)、接続可能な室内ユニット数も7台~14台増えて最大69台までとなり、空調設計する上で従来シリーズ以上の柔軟な対応を可能とします。10馬力、12馬力、14馬力、16馬力、18馬力、20馬力の室外ユニット2台または3台を計20通りに組み合わせ、最大54馬力までの空調容量に適用できます。

また新搭載の連続暖房運転機能は、暖房運転で室外ユニットの能力が低下する前に目標圧力を自動制御し、デフロスト運転(注2)による室温低下を低減しつつ長時間の暖房運転時間を実現して暖房フィーリングを向上します(注3)。さらに、スクロール圧縮機のシャフトを支える軸受けを改良するとともに、摩擦損失を低減させるためのプレートに微小な凹みを加工し、信頼性と効率化の向上を両立しました。圧縮機を2基搭載する14馬力以上の室外ユニットでは自動的に交互運転を実施し、運転時間の平準化とユニットシステムの長寿命化に貢献します。

三菱重工サーマルシステムズは、国内向けビル用マルチエアコンやパッケージエアコン分野において、施工および設置が容易で省エネ性に優れた製品の開発を続けることで、さまざまな市場ニーズに応じた最適なサーマルソリューションを提供するとともに地球温暖化抑制にも貢献していきます。

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/210624.html

概要:三菱重工業株式会社

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エーザイとバイオジェン、lecanemabがアルツハイマー病治療を対象として米国FDAよりブレイクスルーセラピーに指定

TOKYO, Jun 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - エーザイ株式会社(本社:東京都、代表執行役CEO:内藤晴夫、以下 エーザイ)とバイオジェン・インク (Nasdaq: BIIB、本社:米国マサチューセッツ州ケンブリッジ、CEO:ミシェル・ヴォナッソス、以下 バイオジェン)は、このたび、抗アミロイドβ(Aβ)プロトフィブリル抗体lecanemab(開発品コード:BAN2401)について、アルツハイマー病治療を対象として、米国食品医薬品局(FDA)よりブレイクスルーセラピーの指定を受けましたのでお知らせします。

ブレイクスルーセラピーとは、重篤なあるいは命にかかわる疾患に関する薬剤の開発および審査の迅速化を目的とした米国FDAの制度です。ブレイクスルーセラピーの指定を受けることのベネフィットとしては、効率的な開発計画のための助言、審査迅速化、そしてプライオリティーレビューのみならず、審査資料の段階的提出・審査(ローリング・サブミッション)などの制度が利用可能になります。

今回のブレイクスルーセラピーの指定は、アミロイドの脳内蓄積が確認されたアルツハイマー病による軽度認知障害(MCI)および軽度アルツハイマー病の患者様856人を対象とした臨床第IIb相試験(201試験)の結果に基づいています。POC(Proof of Concept:創薬概念の検証)を目的とした201試験では、lecanemab投与による脳内Aβ量の減少と臨床症状の進行抑制に対する効果を評価しました。lecanemabの最高用量は、事前に設定した解析法に基づき、複数の臨床症状を評価するエンドポイントならびにバイオマーカー指標において一貫した臨床症状の悪化抑制を示しました。

Lecanemabについては、現在、臨床第III相試験(Clarity AD)が進行中であり、2021年3月に1,795人の早期アルツハイマー病の被験者登録を完了し、2022年9月末までにPrimary endpointの取得ををめざしています。さらに、臨床的に無症状期で脳内Aβレベルが境界域または陽性として定義されるプレクリニカルAD当事者様におけるlecanemabの効果を検証する臨床第III相試験(AHEAD 3-45)が現在進行中です。

また、201試験の非盲検継続投与(open-label extension:OLE)の試験結果からは、OLEにおいて新たにlecanemabの投与を受けた被験者の投与期間依存的な脳内Aβの減少が確認され、第15回アルツハイマー・パーキンソン病学会 (International Conference on Alzheimer’s & Parkinson's Diseases:ADPD2021)において発表されました。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.eisai.co.jp/news/2021/news202151.html

概要:エーザイ株式会社

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Members from CERT-PH, DICT, UNODC, Armed Forces of the Philippines to discuss future of a cyber-secure nation at PhilSec 2021

MANILA, Jun 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - With an aim to aid Philippines' Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in promoting the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 and to develop counter-intelligence against the burgeoning state of cyber-crimes in the Philippines, Tradepass has taken the initiative to launch PhilSec 2021, scheduled for 13-14 July, 2021.

The virtual event will be a one-of-a-kind platform that will have dignitaries from the leading public and private organisations across the Philippines including the government bodies like National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-PH), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The event will also have a massive turnout from a wide range of sectors including but not limited to E-commerce, Retail, Banking, Healthcare, Automobile, etc. and is expected to be a game changer for the cybersecurity landscape in the country.

As one of the leading guest speakers for PhilSec 2021, Allan S Cabanlong, the voice behind the Philippines' National Cybersecurity Plan, will address over 700 cybersecurity enthusiasts including CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, Heads of IT, Risk, Compliance, Fraud, Cyber Law & Forensics from various public & private enterprises along with the leading cybersecurity solution providers.

Tradepass' CEO, Sudhir Jena, commented that, "The event is a crucial feat for Tradepass as it will help the Philippines in strengthening the ties between its government and the many enterprises from the public and private sector, thereby enhancing collaboration on matters related to tackling cyber-threats."

As per the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Cybercrime Group, there have been 869 online scams between March to September 2020 which is 37 percent higher compared to the same period in 2019 that witnessed 633. In that context, PhilSec 2021 will shed light on the most advanced, new-age measures and technologies that can secure the nation and its many enterprises against cyber threats, including the most pressing topics like Cloud Security, Digital Forensics, Zero Trust, etc.

This exclusive platform will present ample provisions to ask questions to the leading cybersecurity experts, visit sponsor booths, download brochures, have text and video-based interactions, along with a lucrative chance to network, collaborate and do business with the world-class solution providers.

Some of the confirmed speakers include: ARNOLD P. DE CASTRO, Director, National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-PH); ALLAN S CABANLONG, Former Assistant Secretary - Cybersecurity & Enabling Technologies - DICT, Author - National Cybersecurity Plan 2022; ALEXANDRU CACIULOIU, Cybercrime and Cryptocurrency Programme Coordinator, UNODC; LCOL FRANCEL MARGARETH TABORLUPA, Information Systems Officer: National Task Force Against COVID - 19, NIC - Emergency Operations Center, Armed Forces of the Philippines; MEL MIGRINO, Group CISO, Meralco; ALEX USTARIS, Group CIO & CTO, Hijo Group of Companies; MARLON SORONGON, CISO, Maybank; EDISON DUNGO, Director of IT, Manila Doctors Hospital; ANGEL T. REDOBLE, Chief Information Security Officer, PLDT Group; JASON BRASILENO, Vice President - Head for Business & Enterprise Risk, Lazada; and many more.

Key Sponsors:
Cyware, Okta, BeyondTrust, Tenable, LogRhythm, Claroty, IntSights, Callsign, Checkmarx, YesWeHack, Thales, Onfido and more.

For more information about the summit, log onto www.philsecsummit.com

Media contact:
Shrinkhal Sharad
PR & Communication Executive
shrinkhals@tradepassglobal.com
Tradepass

About Tradepass

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MainettiCare Becomes Official Face Mask Supplier of Hong Kong, China Delegation to Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

HONG KONG, Jun 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Mainetti Group ("Mainetti" or the "Company"), the leading global retail solutions provider, is pleased to announce that MainettiCare - the Company's high-quality PPE range - has become the "Official Face Mask Supplier" of the Hong Kong, China Delegation travelling to the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games (Tokyo 2020), under a partnership with the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC).



As Official Face Mask Supplier, MainettiCare will provide 100% Made in Hong Kong high-performance HK96 Nanofiber Filter 3D Face Masks (HK96(TM)) and the MainettiCare Disposable Masks (ASTM Level 3) to the travelling Hong Kong, China Delegation. This essential PPE will safeguard athletes and officials from Covid-19 while providing maximum performance and comfort.

MainettiCare's HK96(TM) masks offer better breathability and maintains more than 98% Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE), Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE) and Viral Filtration Efficiency (VFE) even after 96 hours of continuous use, as tested by Intertek, an independent international laboratory. The ergonomically designed masks also feature adjustable earloops for a tight fit while ensuring comfort during workouts.

Mr. Paul Tai, Regional Director of the Far East & Global Head of MainettiCare, said, "We are incredibly honored that MainettiCare has been selected as the "Official Face Mask Supplier" to the Hong Kong, China Olympic Delegation to Tokyo 2020. With sustainability being a key focus of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games, the ability of the HK96(TM) mask to be used for up to 96 hours is an important feature, and also highlights Mainetti's own commitment to sustainability as part of its 60th Anniversary celebrations.

"We look forward to the many proud moments that our local Olympians and Paralympians are sure to provide. We wish them every success as they go for gold in Japan."

About Mainetti
For sixty years, Mainetti has been a trusted partner to the world's most respected and well-known retail and apparel brands. Our 6,000 employees in 90 locations on 6 continents come to work every day with a mission to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers.

As the largest hanger company in the world, the name Mainetti is synonymous with superior quality and exceptional service. Mainetti pioneered garment hanger reuse and recycling, introducing sustainability practices that continue to lead the industry.

Mainetti's diversified portfolio includes Packaging, Branding, Supply Chain, and Intelligent (RFID) Solutions, and in 2020, we introduced a line of Health and Safety products that help customers in their efforts to mitigate Covid-19 risks. Our holistic supply chain process uses innovative materials to create products with less energy and more renewable sources every year.

Mainetti is a proud Member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, working with the world's leading and most influential organizations to accelerate the global transition to a circular economy. Please visit www.mainetti.com for more information.

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昭和電工、酢酸および酢酸ビニルの国内販売価格改定を発表

TOKYO, Jun 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 昭和電工株式会社(社長:森川 宏平)は、酢酸および酢酸ビニルの国内販売価格を引き上げることを決定しました。

1.価格改定の内容

1)値上げ幅
酢酸: 30円/kg
酢酸ビニル: 30円/kg

2)実施時期
2021年7月1日出荷分より

2.価格改定の背景

昨今、酢酸市況や国産ナフサ価格等の上昇から、酢酸および酢酸ビニルの事業は厳しい状況が続いております。

当社はこれまでも製造・物流の合理化を積み重ね、コストダウンによる採算の改善に努めてまいりましたが、原燃料コストの上昇が続き、非常に厳しい状況となっております。このため、製品の安定供給体制を維持するためには、お客様にコスト上昇の一部についてご負担をお願いせざるを得ないとの結論に達しました。

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://www.sdk.co.jp/news/2021/41237.html

概要:昭和電工株式会社

詳細は www.sdk.co.jp をご覧ください。

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Members from CERT-PH, DICT, UNODC, Armed Forces of the Philippines to discuss future of a cyber-secure nation at PhilSec 2021

MANILA, Jun 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - With an aim to aid Philippines' Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in promoting the National Cybersecurity Plan 2022 and to develop counter-intelligence against the burgeoning state of cyber-crimes in the Philippines, Tradepass has taken the initiative to launch PhilSec 2021, scheduled for 13-14 July, 2021.

The virtual event will be a one-of-a-kind platform that will have dignitaries from the leading public and private organisations across the Philippines including the government bodies like National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-PH), Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The event will also have a massive turnout from a wide range of sectors including but not limited to E-commerce, Retail, Banking, Healthcare, Automobile, etc. and is expected to be a game changer for the cybersecurity landscape in the country.

As one of the leading guest speakers for PhilSec 2021, Allan S Cabanlong, the voice behind the Philippines' National Cybersecurity Plan, will address over 700 cybersecurity enthusiasts including CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, Heads of IT, Risk, Compliance, Fraud, Cyber Law & Forensics from various public & private enterprises along with the leading cybersecurity solution providers.

Tradepass' CEO, Sudhir Jena, commented that, "The event is a crucial feat for Tradepass as it will help the Philippines in strengthening the ties between its government and the many enterprises from the public and private sector, thereby enhancing collaboration on matters related to tackling cyber-threats."

As per the Philippine National Police (PNP) Anti-Cybercrime Group, there have been 869 online scams between March to September 2020 which is 37 percent higher compared to the same period in 2019 that witnessed 633. In that context, PhilSec 2021 will shed light on the most advanced, new-age measures and technologies that can secure the nation and its many enterprises against cyber threats, including the most pressing topics like Cloud Security, Digital Forensics, Zero Trust, etc.

This exclusive platform will present ample provisions to ask questions to the leading cybersecurity experts, visit sponsor booths, download brochures, have text and video-based interactions, along with a lucrative chance to network, collaborate and do business with the world-class solution providers.

Some of the confirmed speakers include: ARNOLD P. DE CASTRO, Director, National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-PH); ALLAN S CABANLONG, Former Assistant Secretary - Cybersecurity & Enabling Technologies - DICT, Author - National Cybersecurity Plan 2022; ALEXANDRU CACIULOIU, Cybercrime and Cryptocurrency Programme Coordinator, UNODC; LCOL FRANCEL MARGARETH TABORLUPA, Information Systems Officer: National Task Force Against COVID - 19, NIC - Emergency Operations Center, Armed Forces of the Philippines; MEL MIGRINO, Group CISO, Meralco; ALEX USTARIS, Group CIO & CTO, Hijo Group of Companies; MARLON SORONGON, CISO, Maybank; EDISON DUNGO, Director of IT, Manila Doctors Hospital; ANGEL T. REDOBLE, Chief Information Security Officer, PLDT Group; JASON BRASILENO, Vice President - Head for Business & Enterprise Risk, Lazada; and many more.

Key Sponsors:
Cyware, Okta, BeyondTrust, Tenable, LogRhythm, Claroty, IntSights, Callsign, Checkmarx, YesWeHack, Thales, Onfido and more.

For more information about the summit, log onto www.philsecsummit.com

Media contact:
Shrinkhal Sharad
PR & Communication Executive
shrinkhals@tradepassglobal.com
Tradepass

About Tradepass

Tradepass provides elite business networking platforms across the Middle East, North Africa, APAC and Europe that connects the world of tech buyers with market intelligence, insightful use-cases, and innovative solutions from global experts, investors, and business partners.

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Honda、新型「CIVIC」を世界初公開

TOKYO, Jun 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hondaは本日、2021年8月発表・秋発売予定の新型「CIVIC(シビック)」を世界初公開しました。

オンラインで実施したワールドプレミアでは、刷新したハッチバックスタイルの新型シビックのエクステリア・インテリアデザインをお披露目し、ダイナミクス性能の進化点を発表しました。また、Honda独自の2モーターハイブリッドシステム「e:HEV(イーエイチイーブイ)」※1を搭載したハイブリッドモデルの新型シビックと、シビック TYPE Rの発売を2022年に予定しています。

ワールドプレミアのアーカイブ映像は、以下URLからご覧いただけます。
https://youtu.be/vMkhRoFRJ14

新型シビック概要

グランドコンセプト「爽快シビック」
親しみやすさと特別な存在感を併せもち、乗る人全員が「爽快」になることのできるクルマを目指しました。Hondaのクルマづくりの基本である「人中心」の考え方を深く掘り下げ、気持ちが明るくなるような開放的な「デザイン」、質の高い走行体験を提供する「ダイナミクス」、直感的に使うことのできる「HMI(Human Machine Interface)」など、乗る人を中心とした考えを元に進化させました。

パッケージング
開放的な空間と、広い水平視野角による気持ちの良い視界を実現。また、従来からのローアンドワイドな骨格をさらに際立たせることにより、高い安定感と動的性能の両方で、新型シビックならではのパッケージを作りあげました。

エクステリア
運転しやすく心も開放的になれるようなキャビンを追求するとともに、クーペのような流れるプロポーションを描くことで、前方視界の確保と美しいクルマの両立を目指しました。フロントは、精悍でスポーティーな表情となるよう、LEDの薄型ヘッドライトと、ハニカムグリルを採用。リアは、スタンスの良さを強調しローアンドワイドとしました。

インテリア
ノイズレスな造形とすることで、爽やかで心地の良い移動ができる空間を目指しました。また、感性に響くようなスイッチの触感と空間のデザインを追求し、気持ちの良い視界を提供する空間を作りあげました。

ダイナミクス
質が高く軽快な新しい移動体験の提供を目指し、細部にわたる熟成を行いました。軽快感と一体感のあるステアフィールにより路面と会話をしているかのような、クルマと一体となった運転感覚を実現。また、加速と一体感のあるエンジンサウンドを提供します。ミッションはCVTと6MTを設定し、さらに進化した操る喜びをご体感いただけます。

Honda SENSING
最新の安全運転支援システム「Honda SENSING(ホンダ センシング)」※2は、フロントワイドビューカメラと高速画像処理チップを採用。トラフィックジャムアシストの追加等、先代モデルからさらに機能を進化・充実させました。また、夜間の対向車などに眩しさを与えず、良好な遠方視認性を提供するアダプティブドライビングビーム※3をHondaとして初めて採用し、安全運転を支援します。

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/2021/4210624.html

概要:本田技研工業株式会社

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エーザイ、抗がん剤「タズベリク(R)錠200mg」について日本においてEZH2遺伝子変異陽性の濾胞性リンパ腫に係る効能効果で製造販売承認を取得

TOKYO, Jun 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - エーザイ株式会社(本社:東京都、代表執行役CEO:内藤晴夫)は、このたび、EZH2阻害剤「タズベリク(R)錠200mg」(一般名:タゼメトスタット臭化水素酸塩)について、「再発又は難治性のEZH2遺伝子変異陽性の濾胞性リンパ腫(標準的な治療が困難な場合に限る)」の効能効果で日本における製造販売承認を取得したことをお知らせします。

本承認は、当社が国内で実施した多施設共同、非盲検、単群の臨床第II相試験(206試験)およびEpizyme, Inc.(本社:米国マサチューセッツ州)が海外で実施した臨床試験の結果などに基づいています。206試験では、前治療後に再発・増悪したEZH2遺伝子変異陽性の濾胞性リンパ腫患者様などが登録され、主要評価項目として奏効率(Objective Response Rate: ORR)、副次評価項目として安全性などが評価されました。本試験における再発または難治性のEZH2遺伝子変異陽性の濾胞性リンパ腫患者様(17人)の独立判定によるORRは、76.5%(90%信頼区間(CI): 53.9-91.5)であり、事前に設定した閾値奏効率を統計学的に有意に上回り、主要評価項目を達成しました。また、本試験で認められた主な有害事象(Treatment-emergent adverse events、発現率25%以上)は、味覚異常(52.9%)、上咽頭炎(35.3%)、リンパ球減少症(29.4%)および血中クレアチンホスホキナーゼ増加(29.4%)でした。なお、「タズベリク」の承認条件に従い、製造販売後、一定の症例数に達するまでの間、投与された全ての患者様を対象に特定使用成績調査(全例調査)を実施します。

「タズベリク」は、Epizyme, Inc.の創薬プラットフォームを活用して創出されたファースト・イン・クラスの経口EZH2阻害剤です。本剤は、エピジェネティクス関連タンパク質群のうち、ヒストンメチル基転移酵素の一つであり、発がんプロセスに関与するEZH2を選択的に阻害することでがん関連遺伝子の発現を制御し、がん細胞の増殖を抑制すると考えられています3。本剤の開発および商業化は、日本では当社が、それ以外の地域ではEpizyme, Inc.が担っています。米国においては、類上皮肉腫に係る適応で2020年1月に迅速承認され、濾胞性リンパ腫に係る適応については同年6月に迅速承認されています(参考資料1)。

濾胞性リンパ腫は非ホジキンリンパ腫の10~20%を占める低悪性度B細胞リンパ腫です。濾胞性リンパ腫は一般的に進展が緩徐であり、化学療法の感受性は良好です。しかし、再発を繰り返すことが多いことから依然として治癒が困難な疾患であり、新たな治療戦略が求められています。濾胞性リンパ腫のうち、7~27%がEZH2遺伝子に機能獲得型変異を有すると報告されていることから4,5、国内の濾胞性リンパ腫患者様のうち、約600~2,400人が当該変異を有していると推定されます。EZH2遺伝子変異検出のためのコンパニオン診断薬としてロシュ・ダイアグノスティックス株式会社(本社:東京都)の「コバス(R) EZH2 変異検出キット」が2021年5月に承認されています。

当社は、日本において「タズベリク」をEZH2遺伝子変異陽性の濾胞性リンパ腫治療の新たな選択肢としてお届けすることで、がん患者様とそのご家族、さらには医療従事者の多様なニーズの充足とベネフィット向上により一層貢献してまいります。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.eisai.co.jp/news/2021/news202149.html

概要:エーザイ株式会社

詳細は www.eisai.co.jp をご覧ください。


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SAFEHAMSTERS、新しいDEXとステーキングの利点があるプラネットV.1.0を立ち上げます

DUBAI, Jun 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - グローバルなブロックチェーンエコシステムであるSafeHamstersは、新しいSafeHamsters Planet V.1.0の発売を控えています。この最新のアップデートでは、ファームステーキングと新しいDEXが登場します。SafeHamstersのトークンキーは、このプラットフォームだけの機能を実行します。SafeHamstersは、"楽しさと豊かさ(Fun & Rich) "の原則に基づいた最初のグローバルなブロックチェーンエコシステムになることを目指しています。最も人気のある効果的なサービスを結びつけて、SafeHamstersのエコシステム内の各メンバーに収入を提供します。

SafeHamstersを通じて、ファームステーキングが種を生成し、バーニングハムスターズがファームステーキングの時間ごとのボーナスを提供します。これは、ファイターズハムスターのNFTカードの強さに影響を与えることが保証されています。これらのボーナスは、ホルダーが他の利益と交換することができます。トランザクションから直接ファーミングすることは、SafeHamstersの基本的な機能です。トークンは、マーケットプレイス・トークンを介してプラットフォーム上で使われた時点で燃え尽きてしまいます。

「"Safe"というプロジェクト名に込められた思いは、"SafeHamsters"を救い、保護することです。暗号業界では通常、詐欺プロジェクトやレート操作でお金を失った新参者のことをこう呼びます。私たちのプラットフォームは、ビットコイン業界の中で、取引やステークのための "安全な"場所になることです」と SafeHamsters のスポークスマンは説明します。

「シード」は、ステークス/ファーミングプラットフォームの基本トークンを形成し、ゲームプラットフォームのメイントークンでもあります。ここでは、「シード」がSafeHamstersを通じて行う機能を紹介します。ファームのステークスマイニングトークンとなり、このNFTカードを取得することでファームのステークスが増加することが保証され、投資家はコンバットNFTやボーナスを購入することができます。このトークンは、ファームステークス用のNFTカードのレベルアップに活用できます。

プロジェクトの初期段階で、SafeHamstersチームはプラットフォームを完成させるために大きな努力をしてきました。ウェブサイトは現在も構築中で、定期的に新しいアップデートが追加されています。同社は、BIKIとSATOSHIのコミュニティに関するAMAセッションに合格しました。スワップについてはいくつかの調整を行っており、まもなく完成する予定です。同社は現在、"Smart State"の監査を受けており、Solidityによる2回目の監査が予定されています。

現在、SafeHamstersの広告とソーシャルメディアネットワークにモデレーションが行われています。トークノミクスによるファーミングとステークスの準備は現在進行中です。新たな投資家を惹きつけるためのマーケティング提案が行われています。今のところ、SafeHamstersは設定したロードマップ通りに進んでいます。近々、投資家はコミュニティのメンバーに賞品やギフトを提供するコンテストのリストを含む、エキサイティングな新しいコンテンツが期待できます。

より詳しい情報は、 https://safehamsters.io/ をご覧ください。
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SAFEHAMSTERS
Telegram: https://t.me/safehamsters_official

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Company: Safehamsters
Contact: Media team
Website: https://safehamsters.io/
Email: hello@safehamsters.io
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SOURCE: Safehamsters


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Maps.me Announces New Cashback Partnership with Booking.com

ZUG, SWITZERLAND, Jun 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Maps.me has announced a new partnership with Booking.com that will enable users to earn cashback rewards in their Maps.me digital wallet. Users of the world's most popular offline mapping tool will be able to earn up to 10% cashback when booking travel through a special integration of leading digital travel platform Booking.com in the Maps.me app.

With the launch of MAPS Rewards, users will be able to earn cashback in US dollars to their Maps.me digital wallet when they book accommodation with Booking.com in the Maps.me app. Initially, users who hold 30 MAPS Rewards will receive 3% cashback on their stayed reservations with Booking.com. But, as their holdings of MAPS Rewards increase to 100 or 300, they will unlock cashback rates of up to 7% and then up to 10%, respectively.

"This partnership with Booking.com offers great value to Maps.me users," said Alex Grebnev, Co-Founder of Maps.Me. "Maps.me already helps millions of users to find their way. Next, it will be delivering tangible benefits such as loyalty rewards earned by participating in the platform and money in their pocket through cashback on purchases. Through the Maps.me wallet they can also earn passive income on stored value - up to 8% by lending out balances that are collateralized by highly liquid assets. We look forward to creating new opportunities to deliver unique products and services and making them available to Maps.me users soon."

"Partnering with Maps.me on their new cashback rewards program is a natural fit for us at Booking.com," said Mark van der Linden, Senior Director of Partnerships at Booking.com. "As travel begins to open up and people start looking to explore the world again, seamlessly connecting them with the amazing range of incredible places to stay on our platform as they literally look to navigate their way through new destinations is a great opportunity. Whether they're looking for a funky city apartment, a secluded vacation home in the countryside or a resort on the beach, we've got the stay that's right for them."

The MAPS Rewards feature will be launched initially in selected markets in Europe and expanded in the future. In addition to the cashback partnership with Booking.com, users who hold MAPS Rewards will eventually be able to receive other discounts, with future rewards through other partners being able to be exchanged for cash, or to buy additional products and services. In all, the goal is for users to be able to effectively save money and service financial needs, and control when and how they want to use rewards they earn by using the platform.

"Our partnership with Booking.com is part of the next phase of our plans to ultimately embed a host of financial and other services that can be delivered when and how our customers need them. We are leveraging technology to connect consumers to real world DeFi applications that can enhance their financial lives. This is the first step in developing a core architecture for the masses," said Viktor Mangazeev, co-Founder of Maps.me.

The stored value in Maps.me wallets will be kept in AAA-rated assets and held in a Swiss trust structure that is administered by TMF Services, a regulated trust services provider in Switzerland. TMF is the largest corporate service provider in the world, trusted by over 60% of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. Users enjoy this security as well as the convenience of accessing these services via a platform they know and love - all for zero or low fees.[1]

In March, Maps.me announced that it is adding next-generation financial capabilities to its platform, which was used by more than 60 million people worldwide last year. Through the services that will be available via its digital wallet, Maps.me aims to enrich people's lives by providing them with a simple, immediate, and inexpensive way to pay, transfer across currencies, and earn passive income.

Maps.me 2.0 will enable users to:
- Earn yields of as much as 8% on stored value;
- Make payments via a linked credit card; and
- Transfer money instantly to friends and family globally and in 35 different currencies

Maps.me will soon be adding new features including eSIM connectivity, which will allow users to stay better connected. With this feature, users will have greater convenience and managed connectivity when using Internet service in more than 90 countries since they will be able to seamlessly switch mobile networks and no longer need to purchase prepaid SIM cards when they travel.

About Maps.me

Maps.me is the world's leading off-line mapping application for travelers. Launched in 2011 it has been downloaded more than 140 million times. More than 60 million users worldwide were active in 2020 planning and navigating their travels and exploration in 195 countries. Maps.me users can download maps and be connected wherever they travel. An open-source advocate, Maps.me users are a primary contributor to the OpenStreetMapping Project globally. Beginning in 2021, the app will integrate financial services such as payment and currency exchange, telecom services including eSIM connectivity, and cash back opportunities, discounts, and other rewards.

[1] https://www.tmf-group.com/en/about-us/

Media contacts:

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Adam@CaliberCorporateAdvisers.com
+852 3569 2275

North America:
ScottK@CaliberCorporateAdvisers.com
+1 917 647 1810

SOURCE: Maps.me

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Glasstech Asia 2021 exhibition postponed to 26-28 October 2022

Singapore, Jun 23, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 18th edition of Southeast Asia's leading trade fair for Glass and Facade is postponed and will now take place from 26 – 28 October 2022 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore. This decision was reached by MMI Asia after a series of meetings and discussions with the industry, including Glasstech Asia's supporting organisations and stakeholders.

Mr. Michael Wilton, General Manager of MMI Asia commented: "After extensive discussions and feedback from the industry it has become clear that, despite our best efforts to create an in-person event this year in Bangkok, recent trends force us to postpone to 2022. We are looking forward to bringing the industry back together again in Singapore next year. Plans are already underway for what will be a welcome return to face-to-face business in 2022. In the meantime, we are excited to present further enhanced digital offerings to the market. Glasstech and Fenestration Asia are committed to bringing the very best minds together to further enhance, develop and equip the industry for the demands ahead in the coming years. The tools we are providing now will strive to achieve this for the industry"

Rather than the annual physical trade fair, professionals in the glass and facade industry can expect a series of exciting virtual activities such as webinars that focuses on glass and facade, virtual booths, product placement opportunities, matchmaking with private secure meetings and customizable digital packages.

Additionally, all educational content, live streaming and video recordings of talks and discussions will be available for a global audience on Glasstech Asia Virtual. Interested companies will have the opportunity to present their products virtually in their own customized webinar sessions and in their virtual booths. Moreover, to increase networking opportunities, visitors will be able to initiate chats and video calls to get in touch and discuss with exhibitors and other visitors, along with other business matchmaking functions.

Details about the new digital package and information on the participation options for exhibitors and visitors are expected to be available online from the end of June at Glasstech Asia website. Exhibitors who had already booked their stand will enjoy additional benefits and would be able to feature their virtual booth and products online immediately from the end of June.

Glasstech Asia unveils its new digital approach – Glasstech Asia website has been transformed with the addition of new features on the platform and introduces an enhanced digital package adding significant value to suppliers.

Introducing a new website in line with the BAU network, Glasstech Asia transforms its website with the addition of new features, which aims to increase user engagement, convenience, and access to the latest trends and information seamlessly around the world.

Users can easily subscribe to monthly e-newsletters that covers a broad range of topics, highlighting recent developments in the Glass and Facade industry and view exclusive interviews with leading experts in the field.
Moreover, being the leading platform for the Glass and Facade industry, Glasstech Asia website links users directly to Glasstech Asia Virtual that showcases on demand videos from past conferences and offers complimentary business matching services to all registered users.

Further enhancing the value of the show for both exhibitors and visitors, Glasstech Asia offers new bespoke digital packages to any interested exhibitors. These packages include items such as speaking opportunities in Glasstech Asia series of webinars, all year-round exhibitor listing on the directory along with product showcases, and extensive marketing exposure on the event platforms such as newsletters and social media.
Interested exhibitors will be able to find pertinent information on these packages on the website and reach out directly to the organiser team via the chat function.

Supporting Associations
Glasstech Asia is supported by the following associations:



Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any questions or require any additional information: bauasia@mmiasia.com.sg
MMI Asia Pte. Ltd. #10-07 Gateway East Singapore 189721

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About Glasstech Asia 2022/ Fenestration Asia 2022

Coined "The Glass Hub of Southeast Asia", Glasstech Asia is an annual rotating exhibition that focuses on all things glass. The upcoming 18th edition Glasstech Asia along with the concurrent Fenestration Asia will be held between the 26th to 28th of October next year at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore. The three-day event brings together the best of the Southeast Asian glass and glazing sector, from glass manufacturing, processing, and machinery to accessories, raw materials, and finished glass products. Coupled with high-powered symposiums, forums, workshops, and an exciting Glass Installation Competition, it is an event not to be missed.

Additionally, Glasstech Asia and Fenestration Asia aims to meet and satisfy the increasing global demands for eco-friendly windows, doors, and facades by focusing on new industry standards in sustainability, automation, and energy-efficiency topics. With a focus on green and smart fenestration technologies to bring about a more sustainable, energy-efficient, and liveable future, the exposition is strategically geared towards helping the architecture, building, and construction sectors in countries meet their energy targets.

About Messe Munchen

Messe München is one of the leading exhibition organizers worldwide with more than 50 of its own trade shows for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies. Every year, a total of over 50,000 exhibitors and around three million visitors take part in more than 200 events at the exhibition center in Munich, at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter Munchen as well as abroad. Together with its subsidiary companies, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Iran.

With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America as well as around 70 representations abroad for over 100 countries, Messe München has a global presence.

About BAU Network

BAU is the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems. Everyone involved in the international community for planning, building and designing buildings comes together here—i.e. architects, planners, investors, representatives of the industrial and commercial sectors, the building trades, etc. It is where future-oriented manufacturers come together with an audience of interested professionals. Their primary interests include the latest techniques, materials and applications that can be used in actual practice. This is where visitors experience the future of building in person.


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