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

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 6:00pm

SINGAPORE, Aug 1, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - BitDeer.com, the world's leading computing power-sharing platform, has announced the return of the S19 Pro and S19's 360-day Accelerator Mode Plan.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE, Aug 1, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - BitDeer.com, the world's leading computing power-sharing platform, has announced the return of the S19 Pro and S19's 360-day Accelerator Mode Plan.
  • The S19 series is one of the most advanced ASIC Miners on the market which introduced major gains in energy efficiency and computing power.
  • The mining ability of the S19 Pro and S19 are stronger than other mining machines in the market.
  • At present, S17 series mining machines are more commonly used in the market, while S19 Pro and S19 are scarce models and are highly sought after.

Using AI to predict new materials with desired properties

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 2:00pm

The approach, published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, could facilitate the discovery of new materials.

Key Points: 
  • The approach, published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, could facilitate the discovery of new materials.
  • Aluminum alloys are lightweight, energy-saving materials which are used for various purposes, from welding materials for buildings to bicycle frames.
  • Once the model is provided enough data, it can then predict what is required to manufacture a new alloy with specific mechanical properties.
  • Open access journal STAM publishes outstanding research articles across all aspects of materials science, including functional and structural materials, theoretical analyses, and properties of materials.

The Washington Companies Determined to be Causing Employer in Accident

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 8:00am

The Federal lawsuit is about an unfortunate accident involving Komatsu equipment loaded by a Washington Companies employee and then transported by ETON.

Key Points: 
  • The Federal lawsuit is about an unfortunate accident involving Komatsu equipment loaded by a Washington Companies employee and then transported by ETON.
  • In that Washington Companies deviated from these three standards, OSHA would have determined Washington Companies to be the root cause of the accident.
  • As an employee of Washington Companies, this would make Washington Companies the "causing employer" of the bridge strike.
  • Modern Machinery a part of a large consortium of privately held companies collectively known as the Washington Companies, owned by billionaire Dennis R. Washington.

Hua Hong Semiconductor Relies on "8-inch + 12-inch" Strategy to Accelerate Development in IGBT Market

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 4:28am

HONG KONG, July 31, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited ("Hua Hong Semiconductor" or the "Company", stock code: 1347.HK), a global, leading specialty pure-play foundry, announced that it will fully cooperate with IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) product customers to shape the IGBT ecosystem.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, July 31, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited ("Hua Hong Semiconductor" or the "Company", stock code: 1347.HK), a global, leading specialty pure-play foundry, announced that it will fully cooperate with IGBT (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor) product customers to shape the IGBT ecosystem.
  • IGBT is the core device of energy conversion and transmission, known as "CPU of Power Electronics Industry".
  • The Company has the advanced full set of IGBT thin wafer BGBM (Backside Grinding / Backside Metallization) processing technology.
  • Hua Hong Semiconductor Limited ("Hua Hong Semiconductor", stock code: 1347.HK) (the "Company") is a global, leading pure-play foundry with specialty process platforms uniquely focused on embedded non-volatile memory ("eNVM"), power discrete, analog & power management, and logic & RF.

5G powers up IoT

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 4:00am

A 5G network provides much more than just increased bandwidth and speed - 5G provides the opportunity to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) technology to bring the much-discussed Internet of Things (IoT) out of the laboratory and into the real world.

Key Points: 
  • A 5G network provides much more than just increased bandwidth and speed - 5G provides the opportunity to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) technology to bring the much-discussed Internet of Things (IoT) out of the laboratory and into the real world.
  • At a session titled "Empowering a Connected Future with 5G", industry leaders introduced the latest developments in 5G networks and expressed the hope that Hong Kong will keep pace with the world in moving towards 5G and building a smart city.
  • Mr Young said 5G networks could bring in a raft of Massive IoT technologies such as smart building, logistics tracking and smart agriculture.
  • IoT applications are more reliable on 5G networks with less time delay and the ability to process large amounts of data quickly and efficiently.

HKTDC Entrepreneur Day: Start-ups get insights into overcoming challenges

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 8:00am

Mr Leonhard explained that there would not be a post-COVID-19 return to normality, and that the new normal would be very different.

Key Points: 
  • Mr Leonhard explained that there would not be a post-COVID-19 return to normality, and that the new normal would be very different.
  • 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 also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels.

Audio StartUp Duolink Go Debuts Flagship SpeakerBuds

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 7:00am

LOS ANGELES, CA., July 30, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - LA-based audio startup Duolink Go is debuting its flagship SpeakerBuds three-in-one device, combining true wireless earbuds and a two-part charging case with in-built speakers, now on pre-launch via Kickstarter.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, CA., July 30, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - LA-based audio startup Duolink Go is debuting its flagship SpeakerBuds three-in-one device, combining true wireless earbuds and a two-part charging case with in-built speakers, now on pre-launch via Kickstarter.
  • "We have spent years designing the best audio products and music experience for the consumer, and our first project, Duolink SpeakerBuds, is a complete reinvention of the music player," says Victor Liu, Duolink Go Founder.
  • Since its launch in 2018, Duolink has invested $3 million in developing SpeakerBuds and other innovative audio hardware, using top-notch acoustical engineering, so this party in your pocket device fulfills every listening need.
  • Designed to transfer music in seconds, with no audio drop, Duolink SpeakerBuds offer high-quality sound on both sides of a room (to 16 feet).

Made-in-Singapore Cancer Drug ETC-159 Advances Further in Clinical Trials

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 7:00am

Scientists from the Experimental Drug Development Centre, A*STAR, preparing ETC-159 clinical samples for real-time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) which amplifies the genetic material.

Key Points: 
  • Scientists from the Experimental Drug Development Centre, A*STAR, preparing ETC-159 clinical samples for real-time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) which amplifies the genetic material.
  • (Photo credit: A*STAR)
    Scientists from the Experimental Drug Development Centre, A*STAR, using centrifuges to bring ETC-159 clinical sample reactions down.
  • (Photo credit: A*STAR)
    Scientists from the Experimental Drug Development Centre, A*STAR, performing real-time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) to amplify the genetic material from ETC-159 clinical samples.
  • The Experimental Drug Development Centre (EDDC), a national platform for drug discovery and development, brought ETC-159 to the successful completion of Phase 1A clinical trials in July 2018.

Wintermar Offshore (WINS:JK) Reports 1H2020 Results

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 6:00am

Despite the lower revenue, the gross loss from the Owned Vessels Division reduced by 42% YOY in 1H2020 compared to 1H2019.

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  • Despite the lower revenue, the gross loss from the Owned Vessels Division reduced by 42% YOY in 1H2020 compared to 1H2019.
  • The largest component of indirect expenses, which is staff costs, has fallen by 19% YOY to US$2 million in 1H2020.
  • The offshore vessel industry had been enjoying a better equilibrium due to high scrapping activity in the past few years.
  • Ms. Pek Swan Layanto, CFA Investor Relations PT Wintermar Offshore Marine Tbk Tel: +62-21 530 5201 Ext 401 Email: investor_relations@wintermar.com
    Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire .

Projected Rebound of Southeast Asian Economies in 2021 Offer Growth Opportunities for Global Professional AudioVisual Businesses

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 7:08am

Despite a gloomy global economic outlook and a general slowdown in 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have both projected a strong rebound for Southeast Asia's economies in 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Despite a gloomy global economic outlook and a general slowdown in 2020, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have both projected a strong rebound for Southeast Asia's economies in 2021.
  • The IMF estimates that advanced economies including the US and UK will grow 4.8 percent in 2021.
  • Southeast Asia, as organized under the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) grouping, comprises Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, Brunei and Laos.
  • Indeed, in 2020, even though there is a global economic slowdown, Southeast Asia's economies will contract to a lesser extent.

Injective Protocol Raises $2.6M For Decentralized Derivatives Exchange Protocol

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 3:00am

Injective Protocol aims to solve critical scalability and user experience bottlenecks that trouble decentralized exchanges (DEXs).

Key Points: 
  • Injective Protocol aims to solve critical scalability and user experience bottlenecks that trouble decentralized exchanges (DEXs).
  • "Injective Protocol scalably brings advanced derivatives capabilities to DeFi while being uncompromisingly decentralized.
  • Today, Injective Protocol's Layer-2 derivatives exchange protocol provides a fully decentralized, trustless, and front-running resistant exchange protocol that improves the experience of decentralized derivatives trading.
  • Founded in 2018, Injective Protocol is a fully decentralized, front-running resistant layer-2 decentralized exchange protocol.

Theragen Bio analyzes Korea's largest COVID-19 patient and coronavirus genomic data

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 3:00am

SEOUL, KOREA, July 28, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Theragen Bio is conducting joint research on developing a new coronavirus (COVID-19) genomic big data in collaboration with the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Kyungpook National University Hospital, and the Daegu Metropolitan Government.

Key Points: 
  • SEOUL, KOREA, July 28, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Theragen Bio is conducting joint research on developing a new coronavirus (COVID-19) genomic big data in collaboration with the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Kyungpook National University Hospital, and the Daegu Metropolitan Government.
  • The study will analyze the full genome of each patient and the SARS-CoV-2 virus using samples from approximately 1,000 COVID-19 patients in Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do provence, the largest coronavirus genomic analysis to be conducted in Korea.
  • Through this study, Theragen hopes to identify the infection correlation between patient genome and the SARS-CoV-2 virus genome, and apply it to future vaccine development.
  • Theragen identified the genetic correlation while establishing big data for SARS-CoV-2 mutations.

Captiva Verde Announces Esmeralda Agreement with Mexican Health Care Workers Union for up to USD$142 Million per Year of Annual Product Sales

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 11:00pm

The Share Exchange Agreement between Esmeralda and Captiva Verde calls for the exchange of 80 Million shares subject to a strict pooling Agreement.

Key Points: 
  • The Share Exchange Agreement between Esmeralda and Captiva Verde calls for the exchange of 80 Million shares subject to a strict pooling Agreement.
  • Jeff Ciachurski, the CEO of Captiva Verde will receive 22.4 Million of those shares in this agreement.
  • The Share Exchange Agreement and its resolutions are currently waiting for the filing of a signature verification process from the Mexican Consulate in Vancouver.
  • Final approval is then subject to the Canadian Securities Exchange once the Mexican Consulate has verified the Canadian resolutions including the corporate documents of Captiva Verde.

Epazz DeskFlex Desk and Room Scheduling System Automates Desk Sanitation as Preventive Measure to Combat COVID-19 Infection in the Workplace

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

DeskFlex's automatic scheduling desk sanitation is a program system configuration that allows the sanitation team to disinfect and clean desks, meeting rooms, workstations, conference rooms, and office equipment in between reservations.

Key Points: 
  • DeskFlex's automatic scheduling desk sanitation is a program system configuration that allows the sanitation team to disinfect and clean desks, meeting rooms, workstations, conference rooms, and office equipment in between reservations.
  • DeskFlex's room scheduling system activates desk sanitation after the ending of a reservation.
  • DeskFlex's room booking system aspires to keep business establishments, schools, universities, organizations, and enterprises free from the COVID-19 infection.
  • Epazz acquired DeskFlex in 2008 and has been making major updates to the office hoteling system.

Impact Biomedical initiates Quantum Research Program to solve the Patent Cliff

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 12:00pm

SINGAPORE, July 27, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - SGX-listed Singapore eDevelopment Limited's (SeD; SGX:40V) wholly-owned subsidiary Impact Biomedical Inc. ("Impact"), announced today the initiation of Quantum, their research program designed to solve the impending pharmaceutical patent cliff threat.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE, July 27, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - SGX-listed Singapore eDevelopment Limited's (SeD; SGX:40V) wholly-owned subsidiary Impact Biomedical Inc. ("Impact"), announced today the initiation of Quantum, their research program designed to solve the impending pharmaceutical patent cliff threat.
  • Impact, through their strategic partner Global Research and Discovery Group Sciences ("GRDG"), has created a solution called Quantum, a new frontier in pharmaceutical development.
  • There is currently no outlay of funds required for the initiation of Impact BioMedical's Quantum research program.
  • Impact BioMedical, Inc. ("Impact BioMedical") is a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of Global BioMedical Pte.

HKTDC launches advanced online virtual exhibition

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 10:00am

Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, hosted virtual media briefings today to introduce the virtual exhibition.

Key Points: 
  • Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, hosted virtual media briefings today to introduce the virtual exhibition.
  • The HKTDC has initiated various online promotions, including the Spring Virtual Expo in April and the Summer Virtual Expo in late June and July, to assist SMEs and international buyers overcome the challenges during this difficult period.
  • Now, to further boost business connections between global exhibitors and buyers, we are launching Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE, an advanced online virtual exhibition that runs for 12 days starting from today and features the AI-enabled Click2Match business matching platform to help SMEs forge more connections and opportunities."
  • The virtual exhibition offers multiple new functions that make it easy for buyers to source online.

Ever Bloom (Hong Kong) Reached Strategic Cooperation with ICS, Subsidiary of ISS

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:48am

HONG KONG, July 27, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Ever Bloom (HK) Communication and Consultant Group Limited announced that it has entered into a three-year strategic cooperation with ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the world's leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions, market intelligence and fund services.

Key Points: 
  • HONG KONG, July 27, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Ever Bloom (HK) Communication and Consultant Group Limited announced that it has entered into a three-year strategic cooperation with ISS Corporate Solutions (ICS), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), the world's leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions, market intelligence and fund services.
  • ICS is a leading provider of compensation, governance, and sustainability tools and advisory services to help companies improve shareholder value and reduce risk.
  • Jiufu Investment Consulting Co., Ltd., the parent company of Ever Bloom (Hong Kong), was founded in 2001, which is the earliest professional consulting institution in China to cultivate financial communication and investor relations management in the capital market.
  • Jiufu has successively served over a thousand listed companies in China and provided comprehensive solutions for financial communication and value management in cross-border capital market.

Furuya Metal Has Become the First Japanese Precious Metal Company to Establish a Joint Venture with Anglo Platinum Marketing Limited, a Major PGM Producer in South Africa

Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:00am

APML, which appreciates Furuya Metal's environmental businesses, is providing 40% of the capital for the new joint venture.

Key Points: 
  • APML, which appreciates Furuya Metal's environmental businesses, is providing 40% of the capital for the new joint venture.
  • This is the first time a major mining company in South Africa where accounts for 70% of the global platinum production, has formed a joint venture with a Japanese precious metal company.
  • FT-eco catalysts are catalysts in which nanoparticles of precious metals such as platinum are carried in a special ceramic carrier.
  • - President: Hideki Kuwabara (Furuya Metal Co., Ltd. director), Wei Chen
    - Capital ratio: Furuya Metal Co., Ltd. 60%; Anglo Platinum Marketing Ltd. 40%
    [Overview of Furuya Metal Co., Ltd.]
    Furuya Metal manufactures industrial-use precious metal products utilizing precious metals with high scarcity value included among platinum group metals (PGM) such as platinum (Pt), iridium (Ir) and ruthenium (Ru).

World Blockchain Hackathon announces The Babylon Project

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 8:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 25, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - World Blockchain Hackathon announces The Babylon Project, a 3-day virtual blockchain hackathon expected to attract more than 3000 participants and some 200 teams from 50 countries.

Key Points: 
  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 25, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - World Blockchain Hackathon announces The Babylon Project, a 3-day virtual blockchain hackathon expected to attract more than 3000 participants and some 200 teams from 50 countries.
  • The World Blockchain Hackathon series has been held for three years running, organized by a team of California blockchain evangelists.
  • Adding to the excitement at this year's Babylon Project Hackathon, the strong potential for hackers' innovations to attract venture capital.
  • Head of Communications | The Babylon Project | October 9 -11, 2020
    The Babylon Project : Learning blockchain development skills, building a global developer community.

MP Biomedicals and A*STAR Co-Develop Rapid Antibody Point-of-Care Test Kit for SARS-CoV-2

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 9:00am

Named as the ASSURE(R) SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM rapid test, or ASSURE(R) in short, the test kit detects antibodies produced by the human immune system in response to exposure to SARS-CoV-2.

Key Points: 
  • Named as the ASSURE(R) SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM rapid test, or ASSURE(R) in short, the test kit detects antibodies produced by the human immune system in response to exposure to SARS-CoV-2.
  • ASSURE(R) SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Kit (Photo credit: MP Biomedicals)
    MP Biomedicals Diagnostics division's Research and Development team with their ASSURE(R) SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM Rapid Test kits.
  • The ASSURE(R) rapid antibody test kit has been granted Provisional Authorisation by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) for its intended use in Singapore.
  • With this rapid antibody test kit, we are proud to contribute to the global fight against COVID-19."

Evergreen Products Group Limited Intends to Convert its Owned Land at Northern Part of Bangladesh to a Private Economic Zone

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 1:23am

Upon the application be approved by the Government of Bangladesh, the Group, being the Economic Zone Developer/Operator of the land, will entitle to develop and operate the economic zone.

Key Points: 
  • Upon the application be approved by the Government of Bangladesh, the Group, being the Economic Zone Developer/Operator of the land, will entitle to develop and operate the economic zone.
  • The Economic Zone shall be developed to international standards to attract the best in class companies/Economic Zone users to operate at the Economic Zone.
  • Developer/Operator shall develop a complete masterplan for developing the Economic Zone comprising of elements such as but not limited to industrial plots, buildings, utilities, external areas, and common facilities, complying with internationally recognized codes, national codes, standards, practices in the development of the Economic Zone.
  • Evergreen Products Group Limited is an investment holding company.

Geoffrey Weli-Wosu, Founder & CEO of Domineum, accepted into Forbes Business Council

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 10:00pm

LONDON, July 24, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Geoffrey Weli-Wosu, founder & CEO of Domineum Blockchain Solutions, founded to assist Governments and Companies to integrate blockchain into their operations, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, July 24, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Geoffrey Weli-Wosu, founder & CEO of Domineum Blockchain Solutions, founded to assist Governments and Companies to integrate blockchain into their operations, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.
  • "We are honored to welcome Geoffrey into the community," said Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, the collective that includes Forbes Business Council.
  • As a member of Forbes Business Council, Geoffrey has access to a variety of opportunities designed to help him reach peak professional influence.
  • "I am honored to be accepted by the prestigious Forbes Business Council.