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Great Bay Bio and Boji Medical have Reached Strategic Cooperation to Jointly Develop a Long-Acting Biological and Innovative Anti-Anemia Injection

DONGGUAN, CHINA - EQS Newswire - 18 October 2019 - Great Bay Bio, a leading AI biotechnology company dedicated to big data-driven CMC (Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls) development of innovative biologics, is pleased to announce that a strategic cooperation was reached with Guangzhou Boji Medical Biotechnological Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Boji Medical ") to jointly develop GBB101, a new long-acting injectable biologics for the treatment of anemia caused by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). A new joint venture company has been created to share the R&D achievements of the project, including intellectual property rights and any rights and interests arising in the R&D process. Both companies will inject capital into the JV. Since Boji Medical is one of the leading enterprises in the field of clinical and pharmaceutical research and development services in China, they will be responsible to run the clinical phase I study. The cooperation will not only share the risk and return of the project, but will also be a solid foundation for both companies to have further collaboration. GBB101 is expected to be one of the first long-acting anti-anemia products launched by a domestic company in China. The trial will be carried out in many 3A hospitals across mainland China, where many top experts has been engaged to fully verify the clinical efficacy, safety and pharmacokinetics of the product.On this cooperation, Dr. Michael Chen, CEO and Co-founder of Great Bay Bio, said: "It is very exciting to start this cooperation with Boji Medical. The addition of Boji Medical as a partner will lay a solid foundation for future clinical trials. I believe this business model is extremely valuable for the product, as it significantly reduces the potential for conflict-of-interest, and ensures that our partner is fully aligned in delivering the best quality results for the clinical trial." Dr. Wang jianhua, the Vice President and Chief Operation Officer of Boji Medical (al ......read more

Yankee Candle Celebrates 50 Years of Candle-Making and A 'Scent-Evoking' 10 Years in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 October 2019 - Yankee Candle®, America's best-loved candle, celebrates its 50th anniversary and ten years in Singapore this year. Founded by Mike Kittredge in 1969, Yankee Candle® started from humble beginnings as a small retail shop in South Hadley, Massachusetts, after he successfully created a scented candle out of melted crayons for his mother's Christmas gift. Yankee Candle® has since become the world's most renowned brand of premium scented candles, sharing its passion for fragrance® by capturing the spirit of each season with its true-to-life scents.   Since Yankee Candle® opened its first store in Singapore in 2009, the brand has warmed the hearts and homes of many Singaporeans with fragrances from different decades. Local favourites such as MidSummer's Night®, which has an intense cologne blend, debuted in the 1990s, while sweet vacation scents such as Pink SandsTM and Bahama Breeze were introduced in 2011. Island Spa is also one of Singapore's top ten best-selling fragrance, and it is exclusively available in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.   These all-time favourites from various decades are symbolic of how Yankee Candle® continuously pushes the boundaries of innovation and excellence by developing new products and exploring new fragrances, to help consumers create a cosy home as they savour special moments.   In celebration of Yankee Candle®'s 50th anniversary, the brand will be re-launching a selection of their most popular scents and returning classics from the last 50 years. Crafted with fresh, uplifting, floral and fruity fragrance notes, the collection consists of 25 different large jar candles from the Spring, Summer, Fall, Holiday seasons. Yankee Candle®'s Fall series is now available in stores, while the Holiday series will only be available from December 2019 onwards.   Each 50th anniversary Large Jar Candle is $39. The candles can be purchased in a bundle of ......read more

Choosing the Right Wear Protection for Ground Engaging Tools Through Customized Solutions

WESTBURY, NY - EQS NEWSWIRE - October 18, 2019 - Oerlikon Metco customizes hardfacing alloys for specific applications and processes to protect GETs for mining and construction applications.Ground Engaging Tools (GETs) are often compromised because they wear by gouging, high-stress abrasion and/or impact, which causes them to lose functionality and ultimately fail. Hardfacingapplied by welding or cladding protects GETs; however, there are considerations when choosing the right hardfacing solution to maximize production and minimize cost.Oerlikon Metco is the market maker for revolutionary new hardfacing materials developed using the company's proprietary Scoperta™ Rapid Alloy Computational Design Process. The big data approach enables the design of unique alloys tuned to both performance in specific environments and to application by specific processes. Thus, hardfacing solutions that simultaneously address aspects such as crack sensitivity, abrasion, impact, weldability and application cost can be developed. "These new material technologies provide significant improvement in operational performance and are the future of maintaining sustainability," states, Adolfo Castells, Applications Segment Manager, Hardfacing.For GETs, Oerlikon Metco has now developed a family of solutions that can address very specific operating conditions, thereby improving performance and GET lifespan significantly over traditional hardfacing solutions. In some cases, the lifespan improvement can be as much as 30% - 200%. Furthermore, these solutions are already field-proven by GET operators - particularly large GETs used in surface mining operations. Products are available for application by arc welding, laser cladding or PTA.About Oerlikon MetcoOerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials, services, specialized machining se ......read more

Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust ("Sunlight REIT") Operational Statistics for the Quarter Ended 30 September 2019

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 October 2019 - Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited (the " Manager"), as manager of Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust (" Sunlight REIT "), announces the operational statistics of Sunlight REIT for the first quarter of the financial year 2019/20. At 30 September 2019, the average occupancy rate of the overall portfolio of Sunlight REIT was 95.9% (30 June 2019: 95.3%). Office occupancy rate improved to 95.9% (30 June 2019: 94.0%), mainly attributable to the partial handover of the new co-working space at Strand 50. On the other hand, retail occupancy rate declined to 95.9% as compared with 98.1% at 30 June 2019, principally reflecting a trade mix reshuffling exercise at Metro City Phase I Property (" MCPI"). Passing rent of the overall portfolio was HK$49.1 per sq. ft. at 30 September 2019, representing a quarterly increase of 1.0%. Rental reversions for the office and retail portfolios, calculated on the basis of change in effective rent of the leases that have been renewed and commenced during the quarter, were 13.3% and 9.1% respectively. On the office front, Sunlight Tower was fully let as passing rent improved 0.3% quarter on quarter. The Sheung Wan/Central office portfolio performed well with an average passing rent increase of 3.8%. Regarding the retail portfolio, Sheung Shui Centre Shopping Arcade recorded an occupancy rate of 97.7% with passing rent unchanged at HK$118.4 per sq. ft.. Meanwhile, both MCPI and Kwong Wah Plaza Property recorded reasonable passing rent improvement during the quarter under review. Remarks: Attached operational statistics of Sunlight REIT for the first quarter of the financial year 2019/20. Operational statistics for the first quarter of the financial year 2019/20 Property Location Occupancy Rate (%) 1 Passing Rent (HK$/sq. ft.) 2     at 30 Sep 19 at 30 ......read more

Hospitality Disruptor Generator Acquires Freehand Hotels In Its Quest to Dominate the Experience Economy in U.S. Market

London-based Queensgate Investments finalizes $400 million purchase of Freehand Hotels from a seller consortium including The Yucaipa Companies and Sydell Group, drastically expanding Generator’s millennial-friendly portfolio to 18 properties in top cities across North America and Europe LEFT: Generator StockholmRIGHT: Freehand New YorkHONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 October 2019 - Generator, whose design-driven affordable luxury has disrupted the hospitality industry across Europe since 2011, will now operate all four Freehand Hotels and their respective food and beverage outlets after purchasing the brand for $400 million this week. The acquisition led by London-based firm Queensgate Investments, which owns Generator, merges the original upscale hostel trailblazers and reaffirms Generator as a global pioneer in the hospitality industry. With Generator's storied success in Europe and Freehand's expertise in the U.S. market, this new merger marks a momentous milestone in the brand's history and future.   Following the brand's acquisition transition, Generator will operate a total of 18 properties Worldwide, including Freehand's New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami hotels. The Company's original portfolio, including Generator Miami and the upcoming Generator Washington, D.C., will not undergo any operational or branding changes, but with four Freehand properties functioning in parallel, the acquisition will present valuable opportunities to strengthen Generator's presence in North America and leverage Freehand's experience, expertise, and market knowledge. Similarly, while Generator has no plans to make any immediate changes to Freehand's operations, the company will look to implement successful practices that have made Generator an incredibly strong performer in the industry.   Both Generator and Freehand have been able to capitalize on the sensibilities of the travelling millennial by promoting local authenticity, ......read more

Ensurity Technologies joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

HYDERABAD, INDIA - Media OutReach - 17 October 2019 - Ensurity Technologies, Hyderabad, India-based cybersecurity company, is pleased to announce that it has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, a group of technology providers who have integrated their solutions with Microsoft products to provide customers better protection, detection, and response. Ensurity has been working with Microsoft over the last couple of years to integrate its ThinC brand of FIDO/FIDO2 certified biometric USB authenticators for passwordless access with Microsoft Azure Active Directory -- which are now available.  With the public preview release of the FIDO2 security keys support in Azure Active Directory, all Azure Active Directory users can sign in password-free using a FIDO2 security key, the Microsoft Authenticator app, or Windows Hello. Additionally, admin users can use a new Authentication methods blade in the Azure Active Directory admin portal that allows admins to assign passwordless credentials using FIDO2 security keys and passwordless sign-in with Authenticator to users and groups.ThinC-AUTH is one of the security keys that works with Microsoft account and Azure Active Directory to access Microsoft cloud services, including Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and Microsoft Azure with one touch biometric authentication. User biometrics are securely stored within the device, while FIDO2 standard protocol is used to further authenticate the device to the server apps. ThinC-AUTH can be used for one-touch access to unlock digital resources both on cloud and on-prem."I am delighted that Ensurity is now part of MISA," said Amit Mathur, COO of Ensurity Technologies, "Joining MISA gives Ensurity the opportunity to strengthen its integrations with a wide range of Microsoft solutions and address the diverse security needs of customers globally."   Alex Simons, Corporate VP of Program Management at M ......read more

CIMB Bank Singapore and iTrust to Roll out Blockchain Trade Financing with Transaction Flows of up to US$100 Million a Year for Corporate Clients

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 October 2019 - CIMB Bank Berhad Singapore Branch ("CIMB") and iTrust have successfully completed their first structured trade financing transaction on iTrust's Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) platform.   The transaction involves the financing of dairy products imported into China and is expected to generate transaction flows of up to US$100 million a year. iTrust provides secured real-time visibility of the cargo in transit and in the warehouse using blockchain-based IoT. All data and documents from the transaction are blockchained in a distributed ledger for provenance and immutability. The technology provides all stakeholders with a secured operational dimension of the transaction, which was absent in the past.   With iTrust's security, transparency and visibility for the documents and cargo, CIMB hopes to mitigate risks associated with commodity trade financing and facilitate credit extension for their customers.   Said Mr. Mak Lye Mun, CEO of CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore Branch: "Given the rapid technology shifts in the market today, we will continue to focus on digitalization and customer experience to transform the way we finance our corporate customers, thus adding value to our services. This blockchain trade financing with iTrust will present an opportunity for CIMB Singapore to support our customers more efficiently and cost-effectively. It mitigates fraud risk, and alerts us of any unauthorized movement of the financed cargo.  We are looking forward to working closely with iTrust on this innovative way of trade financing in other markets as well."   Mr. Lim Chee Kean, CEO and co-founder of iTrust added, "Digitalization is gradually transforming financing. With iTrust, we have used blockchain-based IoT to provide insight of the physical world into a blockchain digital platform. We believe that the day will come whereby all lenders and borrowers would demand to have a ......read more

Azbil to Showcase the Latest Digital Transformation Technologies and Solutions at Industrial Transformation ASIA PACIFIC (ITAP)

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 17 October 2019 - Azbil Corporation (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code: 6845) today announced that it will participate as an exhibitor for the second consecutive year in Industrial Transformation ASIA PACIFIC (ITAP) to be held in Singapore from October 22 to 24. Under the theme of "Driving Smart Manufacturing forward through 'Human-centered automation' -Azbil x Smart IoT -", the Azbil booth will showcase the latest smart manufacturing, energy management, and related technologies from Japan. ITAP is the Asia-Pacific's counterpart to HANOVER MESSE, the world's leading industrial tradeshow, and is the region's premiere B2B trade event for promoting Industry 4.0, especially in areas such as industrial automation and digital factories. Last year's exhibition brought together 266 exhibitors from 23 countries and drew 15,000 attendees from 55 countries. Azbil places importance on ITAP because it allows the Company to show its commitment to expanding business and increasing its presence in Southeast Asia, a region that is experiencing rapid growth in technology and other fields. That growth has led to a surge in demand for IoT and energy management solutions, especially in Singapore, which has undertaken numerous smart city initiatives in recent years. To show how its products and solutions can meet such demand, Azbil will showcase the latest technologies from Japan covering the following areas. Process and factory automation, featuring examples of the latest technology such as smart industrial safety using IoTIntegrated energy, showing demand response, a vital technology for the construction of smart cities in Japan, as well as other cutting-edge technologies Smart robots, displaying near-human sensing and precise force control. In addition, the booth will allow visitors to learn about the azbil Group's various initiatives regarding the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Exhibiting for a second consecutiv ......read more

SAP Launches Data Centre in Singapore as Demand for Digital Commerce Solutions Soars in the Region

New Singapore Data Centre provides access to SAP Commerce Cloud to better meet customer expectations SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 October 2019 - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) announced today the launch of its Singapore Data Centre for SAP Commerce Cloud for businesses across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region enabling them to adopt digital commerce strategies to deliver superior customer experiences.   Home to some of the world's fastest developing economies and most digitally-savvy populations, digital commerce has emerged as a significant source of growth opportunities for businesses in the region. Digital commerce sales in APAC are expected to grow 14.2% year-on-year to reach US$1.2 trillion in 2019 and cross US$1.77 trillion by 2022. In Southeast Asia, the region's internet economy is expected to grow to three times its current annual size to hit US$300 billion in value by 2024.   Together with SAP's network of APAC data centres in Australia, China and Hong Kong, the Singapore Data Centre will play a major role in ensuring customers are able to deploy the SAP Commerce Cloud with minimal latency and performance issue to deliver a seamless online shopping experience. Singapore was selected to host SAP's data centre due to its geopolitical stability and its adherence to data privacy and will be the default data centre for customers in Southeast Asia and India.   "APAC's digital commerce environment offers businesses unprecedented growth opportunities and with our goal of helping our customers master their transition to the experience economy, the region has become a key market for SAP," said Atul Tuli, Vice President and Head of Customer Experience, SAP Southeast Asia. "With the new Singapore Data Centre, we will be better positioned to support our customers as they tap into our best-in-class commerce cloud solution."   In a highly-connected mobile-first society, consumers have access to products and services from around t ......read more

CR Construction Group Holdings Limited Trading Debut Closed at HK$1.15 Per Share with an Increase of 15% as Compared to the Final Offer Price

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 October 2019 - CR Construction Group Holdings Limited ("CR Construction", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; stock code: 1582.HK), the third largest main building contractor in Hong Kong in 2018[1], is pleased to announce its successful listing on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("SEHK") today.    The closing price of the Company's shares was HK$1.15 per share, which was 15% higher than the final offer price of HK$1.0 per share. The highest share price of the day was HK$2.78 per share. On its first trading day, trading volume of the shares of the Company reached approximately 114.5 million with a total turnover of over HK$201 million.   First Shanghai Capital Limited is the Sole Sponsor, while First Shanghai Securities Limited, Zhongtai International Securities Limited, First Capital Securities Limited, Guotai Junan Securities (Hong Kong) Limited and Haitong International Securities Company Limited are the Joint Bookrunners and the Joint Lead Managers. Livermore Holdings Limited, CVP Securities Limited and Zinvest Global Limited are the Joint Lead Managers.    Commenting on the trading debut, Mr. GUAN Manyu, Chairman and executive Director of the Group, said, "The successful listing of the Company's shares on the Main Board of SEHK is a proof of investors' confidence in the development and future prospects of our business. We strive to capitalise on the international financing platform in Hong Kong, in order to further enhance our brand recognition and to capture greater market share in the local construction industry." [1] In terms of revenue from building construction works for the year ended 31 December 2018 About CR Construction Group Holdings LimitedEstablished in 1967, the Group is one of the leading building contractors in Hong Kong with over 50 years of experience. The Group principally acts as a main contractor in building ......read more

The Premier Asian Sourcing Show in Hong Kong Every October

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 October 2019 - The 2019 edition of MEGA SHOW Series, one of the most important annual sourcing events in Hong Kong, opens today and will run during October 20-23 and October 27-29 to greet tens of thousands global buyers who are keen on looking for new products and suppliers from Asia.    Taking place at the world-class venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 2-part MEGA SHOW Series once again managed to gather over 3,250 exhibitors from more than 30 countries and regions in 4,300 booths to present their latest best offers over seven days across 2 weeks. On show is a wide range of GIFTS & PREMIUMS, HOUSEWARES, KITCHEN & DINING, HOME TEXTILES & DÉCOR, OUTDOOR & SPORTING GEAR, CHRISTMAS, FESTIVE & SEASONAL, TOYS & GAMES, BABY & NURSERY, GIFTWRAP & PACKAGING, STATIONERY, TRAVEL GOODS, FASHION ACCESSORIES, BATHROOM ACCESSORIES Plus GO GREEN eco-friendly products.   During October 20-23 at the first phase of the mega event, over 2,800 exhibitors will be featured under five concurrent product theme shows: Asian Gifts & Premiums Show, Asian Toys & Baby Products Show, Asian Festive, Christmas & Seasonal Show, Asian Housewares & Kitchen Show and the newly-added Asian Sporting Goods Show. Making return to the show are the two not-to-be-missed zones: DESIGN STUDIO and NEW START-UP ZONE -- both gathering design-led firms and start-ups from Asia and showcasing their diverse artistic and innovative capabilities.    The Show Organiser this year continues to offer a host of value-added services during the show days to render visiting buyers an exceptional showground experience, plus the highly welcomed special cash incentive program to attract more overseas buyers to attend. A user-friendly exhibitor locator system, free shuttle bus service, VIP buyer lounges, free Wi-Fi access, business centre, as well as travel and accommodat ......read more

CWT appoints John Pelant as Chief Technology Officer

MINNEAPOLIS, USA - EQS Newswire - 16 October 2019 - CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, today announces the appointment of John Pelant as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, with effect from 1 November 2019. Based in Minneapolis, John will report to Kurt Ekert, President & CEO of CWT, and serve as a member of the CWT Executive Leadership Team. Formerly CWT's Chief Information Officer (CIO), John will oversee the continued development of CWT's engineering and technology, innovation and IT infrastructure and operations. He will take over these responsibilities from Andrew Jordan, who has decided to leave the company at the end of 2019 to pursue other interests outside of CWT, until when he will be working with John to ensure a smooth leadership transition with customers, technology partners and colleagues. "A terrific leader who has been with CWT for many years, John brings invaluable insight and a track record of execution to our B2B4E focus. I am delighted to announce this appointment," said Kurt. "I am also saddened to see Andrew go, and thank him for the incredible contribution he has made delivering against our digital strategy, and for helping our strategic transformation. On behalf of everyone here I wish him every success and happiness in the future." A former Vice President (VP) of Global IT Operations, VP Global Product Development and VP Americas IT & Global Functions, John was appointed Senior Vice President and CIO of CWT in August 2016. He is also active in the non-profit sector as a Board Member of the Orphaned Starfish Foundation, a technical advisor to Thorn, and a mentor to the Genesys Twin Cities project. John is a BSc graduate of St John's University. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About CWTCWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected - anywhere, anytime, anyhow ......read more

Hong Kong Design Centre Presents "Open Page: The Art of the Creative Process"

2nd Exhibition of DESIGN SPECTRUM  Nearly 100 Titles from Asia Featured in Touchable Book Design ExhibitionWorkshops and Forums to Unleash Imagination on Reading HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 October 2019 - Design Spectrum, the new design initiative organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) with the sponsorship from Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government), is showcasing Asian design philosophy in four thematic exhibitions at 7 Mallory Street, a Grade II Historic Building in Wan Chai. Approaching halfway through the quadripartite programme, the second exhibition entitled Open Page: The Art of the Creative Process is slated to welcome visitors in a cosy respite from the hustle and bustle, where an extraordinary reading experience unfurls in a new touchable book exhibition. "Open Page: The Art of the Creative Process" exhibition will display over 80 titles from across Asia and more than 500 design magazines from different countries and regions, Visitors can touch and leaf through the exhibits to soak up their beauty in a multisensory experience conjured by designers through use of colours, fonts, typography, formats and more. Experience Regional Design Cultures in 100+ Titles & Projects from Asia From now till November 17 2019, "Open Page: The Art of the Creative Process" exhibition, curated by cross-disciplinary design practitioner and seasoned international exhibition curator Amy Chow, will display over 80 titles from across Asia, each one a creative feat in its own right.  'Book design is not just about the cover. It involves the designer as a conduit for the author's message, all the while in close collaboration with the publisher to elevate the reading experience and entice readers,' Amy comments. As opposed to the usual book exhibitions, visitors can touch and leaf through the exhibits to soak up their beauty in a mu ......read more

Penang Global Tourism Launches ‘Experience Penang 2020’ in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 October 2019 - In conjunction with the Penang State Tourism's year-long campaign to usher in the excitement of Visit Malaysia Year 2020, the Penang Global Tourism launched 'Experience Penang 2020' last evening, to a host of media friends, trade partners and business associates at PARKROYAL on Beach Road in Singapore.   According to statistics from Penang Immigration, visitor arrivals hit a record high for the period Jan-Aug 2019, with a 207.67% increase to 89,535 from 29,101 in the same period last year. Of the visitor arrivals comprising mainly from Southeast Asia, east Asia, Australia, the UK, and the US, Singapore registered as the second highest. The 'Experience Penang 2020' campaign, with the tagline The Diversity of Asia, encompasses diverse elements of beauty, fun, amusement, excitement and satisfaction. With the rise in demand for experiential travel, the campaign aims to highlight all of Penang's splendour to visitors locally and abroad showcasing every aspect of Penang's amazing diversity in culture, heritage, arts, food as well as its natural surroundings of sandy beaches, breathtaking hills and cityscapes.   Shining spotlight on some of Penang's local attractions and festivals, the event brought together a diverse mix of partners across retail, hotel, travel, dining, nightlife, culture and entertainment itineraries. Amongst the highlights are some of the world's first, including the World's Highest Ropes Course Challenge, World's Longest Water Slide at 1,111-meter-long, World's Highest Altitude Stressed Ribbon Bridge, World's First Tower Curved Skywalk, World's First Free Standing Vertical Drop Slide, and World's First Tropical Butterfly & Insect Sanctuary. From luxurious city-highs to unconventional adventures, epicurean and cultural delights, guests had the opportunity to witness some of Penang's unending excitement.   Officiating the launch event, Guest-of-Honour, YB Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang ......read more

Workday Upends Legacy Technology With Innovations for the Changing World of Finance

Data and Machine Learning Innovations Enable Greater Operational Efficiencies and Faster, More Strategic Decision-Making to Help Boost Business Agility SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 October 2019 - Workday Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today unveiled new advancements across Workday Financial Management and the Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud to help enterprise customers better navigate the changing world of finance.  At Workday Rising, the company's annual customer conference, Workday highlighted how organizations will be able to reimagine their businesses with a new application, Workday Accounting Center, and machine learning-powered capabilities such as anomaly detection for accounting entries. Leveraging the Power of One--one source for data, one security model, one user experience, and one community--Workday is uniquely suited to deliver solutions to help enterprise customers streamline financial processes and make faster, data-driven decisions.   With Workday, businesses have a single system to plan, execute, analyze, and extend--powered by machine learning, and backed by an unwavering commitment to customer service. Using advanced analytics to surface trends and insights, and machine learning to automate manual processes and save time, Workday continuously innovates so organizations can increase their business agility.   Innovations to Transform Finance and Planning Today's chief financial officers (CFOs) and finance leaders are faced with constant change and new challenges in a rapidly-evolving environment driven by technological advancements, shifting business models, and new competitors. This leads to mounting pressure to innovate faster, provide more accurate forecasts, and deliver insights that will help the business quickly respond and adapt to market changes. With these new responsibilities at hand, CFOs find themselves ......read more

The Executive Centre Expanding in China Market

New Centres open in prestigious locations in both Chengdu and Shanghai CHENGDU/SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 October 2019 - The Executive Centre (TEC), the leading premium flexible workspace provider in Asia Pacific, has opened two additional Centres in Chengdu and Shanghai, further establishing its strong footprint in the Chinese market.  TEC has already built a robust presence in China and these latest expansions are in response to a remarkable increase in demand for TEC's premium workspaces.  Both of the new TEC Centres will feature bespoke designs bringing their usual high-quality and luxury 'look and feel' to life for their growing global membership of more than 26,000+ Members. TEC Chengdu IFS TEC's Chengdu Flagship Centre located in the latest landmark complex, International Finance Square (IFS) Chengdu IFS is an internationally recognised urban complex and houses the tallest twin office towers in the city that form the new skyline in the Jinjiang District. Opened in October, this new TEC Centre occupies a full floor on level 45 of the prime IFS complex, with 3200 sqm of space consisting of approximately 345 workstations.  The design of this new Centre takes inspiration from an art form that truly embodies the city's rich culture and history.  Inspired by the delicate elements of Shu Embroidery (Shu is the shortened form of Sichuan), also called 'Chuan Embroidery', one of the four famous embroidery styles in China with a long and rich history.  The simple elegance of silk threads, rhythmic flows of stitching through patterns and sculptural elements of this art form are perfectly articulated in the premium design of the new workspace.  The Centre includes a thoughtfully designed bar area and lounge which is served by an onsite barista who is available to prepare freshly brewed coffee. Additionally, the usual Timothy Oulton furnishings and Herman Miller chairs feature as part of the ergonomic elements ......read more

New Lever-Actuated Plunger from Southco Saves Time when Removing Electronic Components

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 October 2019 - Southco has extended its successful line of captive hardware with a new version that features lever-actuated operation for faster and easier latching and unlatching of electronic components. Southco's compact lever-actuated 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger offers an improved grip for simplified hand operation and saves time when installing or removing components in tight spaces. Lever Actuated 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger Southco's lever-actuated 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger boasts a useful hold-open feature when the lever is actuated, providing clear visual confirmation when the plunger is unlatched and keeping the plunger in a retracted position for easy removal. Actuated with a single motion, the lever-actuated 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger saves time in comparison to current round knob, hold-open versions requiring a two-step lift and turn operation to unfasten. Additionally, the lever-actuated 56 Spring-Loaded Plunger is avail ......read more

Workday Extends Technology Leadership With Innovations for the Changing World of HR

Machine Learning, Blockchain, and Analytics Advancements Unlock Opportunity and Personalize Experiences to Help Improve Productivity SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 October 2019 - Workday Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced a series of new innovations to help customers better navigate the changing world of HR.   At Workday Rising, the company's annual customer conference, Workday underscored how organizations can reimagine their businesses with new applications including Workday People Experience, Workday People Analytics, Workday Credentials, and more. With a technology architecture based on the Power of One--one source for data, one security model, one user experience, and one community--Workday is uniquely suited to deliver insights that help drive more strategic decision-making and improve employee engagement.    Workday customers, which include 40 percent of the Fortune 500 and 50 percent of Fortune 50 companies, are better equipped to plan, execute, analyze, and extend--all in one system powered by machine learning, and backed by Workday's unwavering commitment to customer service. Leveraging newer technologies including machine learning, blockchain, and advanced analytics, Workday helps organizations achieve greater productivity. Innovations for the Changing World of HR  HR leaders are under more pressure than ever to effectively manage and develop their people as they encounter a new world where technology is reshaping every job, alternative work arrangements are becoming the norm, and speed of agility is key to survival. Driven by customer demand, Workday has made significant and unique investments to build solutions that support a multi-faceted workforce, new ways of working, and a distributed workplace.    With new advancements announced at Workday Rising, customers are able to: Personalize and Elevate Emp ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding launches new multimodal service from Indonesia

Indonesian archipelago plugged into successful road freight service spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and ChinaDHL ASIACONNECT+ reduces costs and carbon emissions for businesses exporting to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Bangkok JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - October 16, 2019 - DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, today rolled out DHL ASIACONNECT+ in Indonesia. The new less-than-truckload (LTL) scheduled service connects Indonesia to DHL ASIACONNECT, DHL's highly successful road freight network across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and China. Source: DHL "Businesses moving goods out of Indonesia now have a strong viable alternative to traditional air and ocean freight. With DHL ASIACONNECT, we have a robust scheduled road network across Indonesia's key ASEAN trading markets. Adding Indonesia to the service portfolio gives customers a new option for multim ......read more

Poly Unveils Radically Simple Video Devices at Zoomtopia 2019 and Puts the Mojo Back into Meetings

Poly’s Completely Reimagined Video Portfolio, including new Poly Studio X Series of Video Bars, Supports Native Zoom Experience with Unrivalled Audio & Video Capability SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 October 2019 - Today at Zoomtopia 2019, Poly ("Poly" -- formerly Plantronics and Polycom), unveiled a full range of video endpoints that dramatically simplify the video conferencing experience for Zoom Rooms. Poly announced two new purpose-built all-in-one video bars, the Poly Studio X30 and Poly Studio X50. The Poly Studio X Series does not require an external PC or Mac to drive the Zoom Rooms experience and features new Poly MeetingAI capabilities for breakthrough audio and video experiences built on machine learning and artificial intelligence. In addition, Poly announced that the G7500 video operating system will also support the Zoom Rooms experience natively.  This range of devices means that Zoom Rooms can be easily deployed in meeting rooms of all sizes, from huddle rooms to board rooms, with the enterprise-grade quality for which Poly is known. Together, these solutions put the "mojo" back into meetings with technology that is easy to deploy, easy to manage, and easy to use."Customers love Zoom because it offers an unparalleled video experience -- and now with the Poly Studio X Series, using Zoom in a huddle room or conference room becomes even easier and more powerful," said Eric S. Yuan, CEO, Zoom. "A conference room with a single purpose-built device running Zoom means customers get simplicity, ease-of-use, and innovation at their fingertips -- core tenets of our Zoom product offering."Open offices and flexible work forces mean the experience in huddle and meeting rooms has got to be right to keep workers connected. Following the launch of the Poly G7500 for mid- to large-sized meeting rooms and the award-winning Poly Studio plug-and-play USB video bar for huddle rooms, Poly is bringing greater choice and flexibility to address ......read more



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