XOOX, the world’s first pet networking service (PNS), creates buzz with its launch

XOOX LAB, INC

XOOX leads the pet networking services arena with its innovative features, including short-form content challenges, dedicated music for pets, and revolutionary health management.

– Popular for its short-form content challenges, pet music, illness diagnosis kit app, etc.

– Providing a newly conceptualized service with ID registration using pets’ eyes

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — XOOX, a pet networking service (PNS) application featuring short-form content challenges, launched this month, winning over global pet owners. XOOX commenced its service with an advertisement in New York’s Times Square, underscoring its exclusive focus on our four-legged companions.

XOOX operates uniquely under pet accounts through Pet ID registration devised by XOOX’s global research and AI teams, including veterinary experts worldwide, utilizing innovative biometric identification techniques such as eyelid patterns and eye wrinkles. XOOX’s research team stated, “Through Pet ID, pets are recognized as account users on XOOX, allowing them to engage in various activities such as pet registration, insurance, health management, and making friends,” adding, “To enhance the accuracy of biometric recognition, we adopted a method that is a step up from nose prints and iris scans.”

In XOOX, pets become influencers through their IDs, boosting visibility by sharing their daily lives, engaging with followers, and participating in short-form content challenges. They earn points for various activities, usable in connected apps, for creating avatars, and for product purchases. Pet owners, known as Petlers, manage their pets’ IDs and support them in their activities. Striving to foster a positive shift in attitudes toward pets, XOOX welcomes individuals who currently do not own pets to also join. However, posting content is not a feature available to them at this time. Peter Kim, Technical Advisor at XOOX, said, “XOOX aims to create a positive space where modern individuals can escape from complicated reality and connect with their pets.” Kim added, “XOOX will allow pets to create more memories with their Petlers by utilizing a storyscaping approach and unique and informative services.”

The world of XOOX is full of exclusive content for pets. Its most popular music app (XOOX M) lets Petlers to select music that suits the pet’s preferences. The app, created through content development by XOOX’s music content affiliate Jo studios (CEO: Woojin Cho), is designed for pets waiting for their owners and currently hosts over 3,000 songs. Petlers can also create and upload their own music, earning points for popularity, which can be spent by their pets. XOOX M ensures a pet-friendly listening experience at a comfortable decibel level.

Additionally, a product developed with Push Pull System (CEO: Sungmyon Song) is in the works. By analyzing and utilizing deep learning techniques, it will determine whether pets truly enjoy music and do not perceive it as noise. The product will seamlessly sync with pet cameras and speakers, offering personalized music recommendations for your pets.

As a pet owner, it is worth paying attention to the app’s current launch promotion. In celebration of the launch, XOOX is giving away 10,000 free urine test kits to account holders worldwide. These test kits provide a simple way to detect illnesses through animal urine, making them ideal for pets in areas with limited access to veterinary care, helping to maintain the well-being of your beloved pets.

Furthermore, based on the launch of the pet urine diagnostic kit app with Medi Cloud, a global genetic analysis company based on NGS technology, XOOX will also launch applications that link pet DNA and MBTI.

Upon registration, 1 cent is automatically donated to the XOOX Foundation. These contributions will be directed towards campaigns across the globe aiming to positively influence pet-related legislation. With XOOX empowering pets to play a central role in our world, there is a strong belief that it will significantly contribute to creating a more supportive and pet-friendly environment.

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XOOX LAB, INC

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The Coretec Group & University of Adelaide’s Research Work on CSpace Technology Selected for Presentation at SPIE Photonics West Conference

The presentation will detail the latest promising research discoveries in Coretec’s CSpace 3D display technology

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Coretec Group (OTCQB: CRTG), developers of silicon anode active materials for lithium-ion batteries, and cyclohexasilane (CHS) for EV, cleantech, and 3D display technology, today announced that its research in partnership with The University of Adelaide on its CSpace 3D volumetric display technology has been selected for presentation at the 2024 SPIE Photonics West Conference. Taking place in San Francisco, CA, on January 30, 2024 at 4:40 pm PST, the presentation details the most recent CSpace research developments. It will be given by Adelaide’s Dr. Yunle Wei.

The presentation is based on Coretec’s CSpace technology that utilizes two invisible infrared lasers to generate visible, 3D image pixels in glass within an imaging chamber. The research evaluated three types of alternative low-phonon-energy types of glass that possess high optical quality and the potential for mass manufacturing. Tellurite glass was found to be the most promising candidate, due to its high fluorescence efficiency for display and up-scalability of the imaging chamber size. The technology can be used in a wide array of applications including medical imaging, automotive and aerospace design, visualization in weather, defense monitoring, and many others.

“Our work with The Coretec Group has been highly beneficial and generated encouraging results,” said Dr. Wei, Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS). “I look forward to connecting with and presenting our exciting results to fellow industry professionals.”

“We’re encouraged by the results from The University of Adelaide, and excited to share them with leaders in the photonics industry,” said Matt Kappers, CEO of The Coretec Group. “While our Company’s efforts continue to focus on Endurion, we are eager to pursue new milestones in the development of our CSpace technology, and aim to ultimately realize the shareholder value of this highly specialized product.”

About The Coretec Group

The Coretec Group, Inc. is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based developer of engineered silicon and is using its expertise to develop silicon anodes for lithium-ion batteries that will charge faster and last longer. This program is called Endurion. Silicon has the theoretical ability to hold up to 10x the amount of lithium-ions as compared to traditional graphite. Through its proprietary nanoparticle approach, Endurion is loading silicon into the battery anode. A modest increase in silicon will be a game changer that will revolutionize the EV market as well as other energy storage applications.

Additionally, the Company is using its engineered silicon to develop a portfolio of other energy-focused products, including solid-state lighting (LEDs), semiconductors, and printable electronics. Coretec continues to develop CSpace, its 3D volumetric display technology with a wide array of applications including medical imaging, automotive, and others.

For more information, please visit thecoretecgroup.com.

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RSPO Celebrates 20 Years of Impact and Reaffirms the Power of Partnerships for the Next 20

Collective action and innovative practices sowed within the industry are reaping results, with RSPO global certification, membership, production and consumption volumes steadily on the rise, alongside greater environmental stewardship

Opening Speech

RSPO Chief Executive Officer delivering the opening speech at RSPO RT2023

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil marked a special milestone at its Annual Roundtable conference (RT2023), themed “Partners for the Next 20”, to reflect on nearly two decades of impact made possible through the collaborative efforts of RSPO’s Members and partners. RT2023 presented an opportunity to take unified action on the core challenges facing the sustainable palm oil industry, including mitigating climate change, increasing uptake of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), protecting labour rights, and facilitating greater smallholder inclusion in green supply chains through compliance with emerging international regulations.

For nearly twenty years, the RSPO has facilitated global change to make the production and consumption of palm oil sustainable. Starting from 200 members from 16 countries in 2004, RSPO now counts more than 5,700 members in over 100 countries and territories spanning the globe.

In his opening remarks, RSPO CEO Joseph D’Cruz said, “Through nearly two decades of voluntary action, RSPO Members have banded together to raise the bars of sustainability within the industry. The impact we have collectively achieved is increasingly being acknowledged by stakeholders outside our industry, and we are seeing a definite shift in the sustainable palm oil narrative in our favour. As a global partnership to make palm oil sustainable, we must ride this trajectory and continue to evolve and pursue new territory. There is room now for us to move beyond a standard and certification system and develop tools that would enable the industry to demonstrate sustainability in the way that markets, regulators and customers demand today.”

Opening Speech

RSPO Chief Executive Officer delivering the opening speech at RSPO RT2023

RSPO’s key achievements over the last two decades were highlighted, including the increase in global certified area from just 125,000 hectares in 2008 to 4.9 million hectares across 23 countries in 2023. Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) supply reached a new milestone at 15.4 million metric tonnes, while RSPO Trademark licences have increased significantly to more than 1,600 licences in over 100 countries and territories, with growth seen in China, Japan and Southeast Asia, signalling significant opportunities in these markets. The RSPO Smallholder Support Fund (RSSF) has provided US$4.2 million in funding to support 44,203 farmers in 12 countries since 2013. Accounting for 40% of total palm oil production output in key producing countries, smallholders featured strongly at RT2023, focused on opportunities and pathways to facilitate greater inclusion in green supply chains through compliance with emerging international regulations.

Independent Smallholders

Group photo of Independent Smallholders with their certificates

Charting new territory, RSPO’s Certification, Trade and Traceability System (CTTS), launched recently in October 2023 with the formation of the tripartite consortium of global agri-tech experts, exemplifies how the organisation is advancing and digitising its tracking and traceability systems into an end-to-end digital infrastructure. This is rooted by best-in-class solutions that will be able to meet current demands and anticipate the future needs of a sector that is rapidly evolving to meet tightening global regulations, starting with the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), and is actively engaging with the European Commission for knowledge-sharing on this topic with all relevant parties.

Excellence Awards

Winners of the Excellence Awards from left to right: DSN Group, Bumitama Agri Ltd, Musim Mas, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, WWF International

Anne Rosenbarger and José Roberto Montenegro, Co-Chairs of the RSPO Board of Governors, together called for the successes of the past 20 years to be leveraged and scaled further through collective action and innovative approaches. “RSPO is strategically evolving to meet current and forthcoming challenges, including shifting regulatory and market expectations, by improving the auditability and implementability of our current standards and Assurance systems in order to be ready to connect to the broader industry’s sustainability platforms,” said Anne Rosenbarger. Following a comprehensive and highly consultative review of its current 2018 RSPO Principles and Criteria and 2019 RSPO Independent Smallholder Standard, a technical revision process is underway to produce a revised set of standards in 2024.

Opening performance

Opening performance at the RSPO RT2023 opening ceremony

The conference also featured the RSPO Excellence Awards, which saw fifteen of its Members nominated for their outstanding contributions to sustainable palm oil. The winners were DSN Group for Innovation; Bumitama Agri Ltd. for Conservation Leadership; Musim Mas for Smallholder Impact; Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for Communicating for Good, and WWF International for Shared Responsibility. Learn more about the winners, nominees and their award-worthy initiatives here.

About RSPO:
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a global partnership to make palm oil sustainable. Formed in 2004, the RSPO is a multi-stakeholder non-profit organisation that unites members from across the palm oil value chain, including oil palm producers, palm oil processors and traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and investors, environmental or nature conservation non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and social or developmental NGOs. As a partnership for progress and positive impact, the RSPO facilitates global change to make the production and consumption of palm oil sustainable. To inspire change, we communicate the environmental and social benefits. To make progress, we catalyse collaboration. To provide assurance, we set the standards of certification. The RSPO is registered as an international association in Zurich, Switzerland, with main offices in Malaysia and Indonesia, and offices in China, Colombia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. For further information, kindly contact: media@rspo.org

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‫XOOX، أول خدمة تواصل شبكي للحيوانات الأليفة (PNS) تلفت الأنظار لدى تدشينها

– تشتهر الخدمة بتحديات المحتوى المختصر وموسيقى الحيوانات الأليفة وتطبيق مجموعة تشخيص الأمراض، وغيرها.

– توفير خدمة جديدة مع تسجيل مُعرف الهوية باستخدام أعين الحيوانات الأليفة

نيويورك، 21 نوفمبر 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — يشتمل تطبيق خدمة التواصل الشبكي للحيوانات الأليفة، XOOX، على تحديات المحتوى المختصر، وقد تم تدشين التطبيق هذا الشهر واستقطب ملاك الحيوانات الأليفة على مستوى العالم. بدأ تطبيق XOOX تقديم خدماته من خلال إعلان في ميدان نيويورك تايمز، يؤكد على تركيزه الحصري على أصدقائنا من الحيوانات الأليفة ذات الأربعة أرجل.

يعمل تطبيق XOOX بشكل فريد بموجب حسابات حيوانات أليفة من خلال عملية تسجيل معرفات الحيوانات الأليفة التي ابتكرتها فرق الأبحاث والذكاء الاصطناعي العالمية لدى XOOX، بما في ذلك الخبراء البيطريين على مستوى العالم، باستخدام أساليب بيومترية للتعرف على الهوية، مثل أنماط الجفون وتجعدات العيون. وبهذه المناسبة، قال فريق أبحاث XOOX “من خلال مُعرف هوية الحيوانات الأليفة، يتم التعرف على الحيوانات الأليفة باعتبارها مستخدمة للحسابات على XOOX، مما يسمح لها بالانخراط في العديد من الأنشطة، مثل تسجيل الحيوانات الأليفة والتأمين وإدارة الصحة وتكوين الصداقات”، وأضاف “ومن أجل تعزيز دقة التسجيل البيومتري، قمنا باعتماد طريقة متقدمة بخطوة على طباعة الأنف والمسح الضوئي للحدقية”.

ومن خلال تطبيق XOOX، تصبح الحيوانات الأليفة مؤثرة من خلال معرفات الهوية الخاصة بكل منها، مما يعزز المعرفة بها عبر مشاركة حياتها اليومية واستقطاب المتابعين والمشاركة في تحديات المحتوى المختصر. وهي تكسب نقاطًا من خلال مختلف الأنشطة، قابلة للاستخدام في التطبيقات المتصلة، من أجل إنشاء الأفاتار ومشتريات المنتجات. يعمل ملاك الحيوانات الأليفة، والمعروفون كذلك باسم البتلر، على إدارة معرفات هوية حيواناتهم الأليفة ودعمها في أنشطتها. يرحب تطبيق XOOX بالأفراد الذين لا يملكون حيوانات أليفة ويشجعهم على الانضمام كذلك، مما يعمل على تعزيز التحول الإيجابي تجاه الحيوانات الأليفة. غير أن نشر المحتوى ليس خاصية متاحة لهم في هذا الوقت. وفي معرض تعليقه على هذه المناسبة، قال Peter Kim المستشار الفني في XOOX “يهدف تطبيق XOOX إلى إيجاد مساحة إيجابية حيث يستطيع الأشخاص المعاصرون الهروب من الواقع المعقد والتواصل مع حيواناتهم الأليفة”. وأضاف Kim “سوف يسمح XOOX للحيوانات الأليفة بإيجاد المزيد من الذكريات مع ملاك الحيوانات الأليفة عبر استخدام مناهج السرد والخدمات الفريدة والتعريفية”.

يشتمل عالم XOOX على الكثير من المحتوى الحصري للحيوانات الأليفة. ويتيح تطبيق الموسيقى الأكثر شعبية (XOOX M) لملاك الحيوانات الأليفة اختيار الموسيقى المناسبة لتفضيلات الحيوانات الأليفة. وقد تم تصميم هذا التطبيق، الذي تم قامت على تطويره شركة تطوير المحتوى الموسيقي التابعة لـXOOX وهي Jo studios (ورئيسها التنفيذي: Woojin Cho)، للحيوانات الأليفة التي تنتظر ملاكها ويستضيف حاليًا أكثر من 3,000 أغنية. يمكن لملاك الحيوانات الأليفة كذلك إنشاء محتوى الموسيقى الخاص بهم وتحميله وكسب النقاط مقابل الشهرة، ويمكنهم إنفاق تلك النقاط على حيواناتهم الأليفة. يضمن XOOX M تجربة استماع صديقة للحيوانات الأليفة مع مستوى ديسيبل مريح.

وبالإضافة إلى ذلك، يجري حاليًا العمل على تطوير منتج بواسطة شركة Push Pull System (ورئيسها التنفيذي: Sungmyon Song). ومن خلال تحليل أساليب التعلم العميق والاستفادة منها، فإن ذلك سيحدد ما إذا كانت الحيوانات الأليفة تستمتع حقًا بالموسيقى ولا تعتبرها ضوضاءً. سوف ينسجم المنتج بشكل سلس مع كاميرات وميكرفونات الحيوانات الأليفة، مما يوفر توصيات موسيقية مخصصة لحيواناتك الأليفة.

وبصفتك مالك حيوانات أليفة، يستحق الأمر أن تبدي الاهتمام بالحملة الحالية للترويج للتطبيق. وفي سبيل الاحتفاء بالتدشين، توزع XOOX نحو 10,000 مجموعة اختبار بول مجانية على مالكي الحسابات على مستوى العالم. توفر مجموعات الاختبار هذه طريقة سهلة لاكتشاف الأمراض من خلال بول الحيوانات، مما يجعلها مثالية للحيوانات الأليفة في المناطق ذات إمكانية الوصول المحدودة للرعاية البيطرية، مما يساعد في الحفاظ على رفاهية حيواناتك الأليفة المحبوبة.

وعلاوة على ذلك، واستنادًا إلى تدشين تطبيق مجموعات تشخيص أمراض الحيوانات الأليفة عن طريق البول باستخدام Medi Cloud، وهي شركة تحليلات جينية عالمية تعتمد على تقنية NGS، سوف تدشن XOOX كذلك تطبيقات تربط بين الحمض النووي للحيوانات الأليفة DNA واختبار تحليل الشخصية MBTI.

يتم التبرع بسنت واحد تلقائيًا إلى مؤسسة XOOX لدى التسجيل. وسوف يتم توجيه هذه المساهمات إلى الحملات على مستوى العالم التي تهدف إلى التأثير إيجابيًا على التشريعات المرتبطة بالحيوانات الأليفة. ومن خلال قيام XOOX بتمكين الحيوانات الأليفة للنهوض بدور محوري في عالمنا، ثمة إيمان قوي بأنه سيسهم بقوة في إيجاد بيئة أكثر دعمًا وملاءمة للحيوانات الأليفة.

مسؤول جهة الاتصال:

XOOX LAB, INC

www.xoox.pet

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International Center for Genetic Disease, Mass General Brigham launches a global Clinical Genomic Medicine and Genetic Counseling training program in United Arab Emirates

Collaboration between the International Center for Genetic Disease and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, advances state-of-the-art precision medicine approaches and techniques, tailoring prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases for the Emirati population. This collaboration encompasses three strategic pillars: clinical and translational research, capacity building and technology transfer, and commercialization.

Boston, MA, Nov. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Genomic medicine, also known as precision medicine, offers transformative opportunities to reshape health care and public health from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to one utilizing an individual’s genetic profile, informing their personalized care pathway from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment of diseases and the development of novel and more effective drugs. To help further genomic medicine’s global promise, the International Center for Genetic Disease (iCGD) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a founding member of the Mass General Brigham system) and Harvard Medical School, is launching a six-month nationwide program to train 100 physicians across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in clinical genomic medicine and genetic counseling. This training program is implemented in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The comprehensive partnership between iCGD, Mass General Brigham, and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi will help advance life sciences and health care outcomes across the globe while leveraging the advanced genomics capabilities of the Emirate.

With an emphasis on screening, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide spectrum of genetic conditions, clinicians will become deft with the necessary knowledge and skills to address genetic and genomic challenges in a clinical setting. Additionally, the program ensures the successful execution of the Emirati Genome Program, bringing precision medicine to the forefront of public health policy formulation and implementation across the UAE.

“We are delighted to collaborate with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi to launch this transformative training program,” said Alireza Haghighi, MD, DPhil, FACMG, Founding Director of the International Center for Genetic Disease. “As one of the largest and most comprehensive genomics educational programs worldwide, the primary goal is to enhance the knowledge and expertise of Emirati physicians. This initiative is designed to integrate genetics and genomics into patient care effectively, underscoring our dedication to enhancing genomic medicine worldwide. Our comprehensive partnership with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi not only aims to advance life sciences but also to improve the well-being of the UAE population.”

Delivered by globally recognized Harvard-affiliated experts within the Mass General Brigham system and elsewhere, the program will enhance the knowledge and expertise of Emirati physicians, who will then be able to further incorporate the latest innovations in genomic medicine and genetic counseling into the clinical care of patients. The iCGD designed the program to specifically address the public health needs of the UAE.

“We are dedicated to enhancing patient care, preventing disease, and promoting the widespread adoption of genomic medicine, both locally and globally,” said Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, President of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Executive Vice President at Mass General Brigham. “Our International Center for Genetic Disease provides an ideal platform to realize these objectives. This transformative training program aims to cultivate a professional workforce in the UAE at the forefront of genomic research and clinical applications.”

The inaugural ceremony, held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on October 30th, was attended by prominent Emirati officials, including His Excellency Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi; Her Excellency Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary at the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi; Professor Sir John O’Reilly, President of Khalifa University; and His Excellency Homaid Al Shimmari, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Khalifa University.

“This program comes as a continuation of our collaboration with the International Center for Genetic Disease (iCGD) and Harvard Medical School which started earlier this year, providing the world with genomic solutions that address international health challenges and needs,” said Her Excellency Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary at the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi. “This comes in line with the Department of Health’s efforts to unlock opportunities for local talents and ensure the sustainability of our healthcare sector. These continuous strides further cement Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading destination for healthcare.”

“We are delighted to join with our partners to launch the Clinical Genomics and Genetic Counseling course in the realm of healthcare at Khalifa University,” said Professor Sir John O’Reilly, President of Khalifa University. “Developments in this area represent a tremendous leap towards empowering individuals with a profound understanding of their own genetic tapestry.”

Advances in genomics, clinical diagnostic methods and therapies are now fueling healthcare. By integrating clinical data and genetic information, healthcare providers can improve population screening, diagnosis, prognosis, risk management, and in some cases, offer new and innovative targeted therapy for conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, hemoglobinopathies, lipid disorders, diabetes, cancer, among many other clinically complex morbidities.

About the International Center for Genetic Disease (iCGD)
The International Center for Genetic Disease (iCGD) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is dedicated to enhancing genomic medicine worldwide, focusing on the analysis of populations from various parts of the world for genetic research into human health and disease, with the ultimate goal of improving public health. iCGD serves as a nexus, bringing together unparalleled knowledge and expertise, as well as unmatched dedication to multidisciplinary research, cutting-edge technology, and innovative methods to bridge gaps in knowledge and practice in the realm of genomic medicine. iCGD forms partnerships with government, academic institutions, and industry, focusing on translational and clinical research, capacity building, and technology transfer, with the aim of enhancing access to genomic medicine for everyone, not just the affluent or the fortunate. For more information, please visit https://icgd.bwh.harvard.edu/

About Mass General Brigham
Mass General Brigham is an integrated academic health care system, uniting great minds to solve the hardest problems in medicine for our communities and the world. Mass General Brigham connects a full continuum of care across a system of academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, physician networks, community health centers, home care, and long-term care services. Mass General Brigham is a nonprofit organization committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. In addition, Mass General Brigham is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations with several Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals. For more information, please visit massgeneralbrigham.org.

Noah Brown
Mass General Brigham
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BPKH Selects WadzPay’s Unique Blockchain-Based Pilgrim Program to Create Cashless Journey for Indonesia’s Hajj and Umrah Pilgrims

Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with WadzPay to onboard world’s first cross-border private blockchain tokenization solution

BPKH SELECTS WADZPAY’S UNIQUE BLOCKCHAIN-BASED PILGRIM PROGRAM TO CREATE CASHLESS JOURNEY FOR INDONESIA’S HAJJ AND UMRAH PILGRIMS
23.11.17 BPKH HD

Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with WadzPay to onboard world’s first cross-border private blockchain tokenization solution

PADANG, Indonesia, Nov. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WadzPay, a leading innovator in blockchain based payments technology, is proud to announce its strategic partnership with BPKH (Badan Pengelolaan Keuangan Haji), responsible for managing Hajj finances in Indonesia. This collaboration enables cashless digital payment solutions for Indonesian pilgrims undertaking the sacred Hajj and Umrah journeys to Saudi Arabia.

BPKH performs Hajj Financial Management based on sharia principles, prudential principles, benefits, non-profit, transparency and accountability.

“We’re proud to join hands with BPKH in this transformative partnership. Combined with BPKH’s vision and WadzPay’s blockchain-based Pilgrim Program for payments, we aim to empower pilgrims, streamline transactions, and enrich their journeys,” said Anish Jain, Founder and Group CEO at WadzPay.

WadzPay shall serve as the overall program manager while BPKH plans an immediate pilot project through one of their member banks, aiming to make e-wallets accessible to the majority of pilgrims for the 2024 Hajj season.

WadzPay’s Private blockchain-based Pilgrim Payment Program is a game changer and world’s first cross border cashless Hajj and Umrah solution offering ease of operations for issuance institutions, pilgrims as well as merchants. The SaaS based platform can be easily leveraged by multiple issuer institutions in any country to link with the merchants in Saudi Arabia allowing pilgrims to top-up their e-wallets in the home country and spend like a “local” during the actual pilgrimage.

With this partnership, Indonesian banks will become early adopters of WadzPay’ s future-ready offering.

“We’re thrilled to modernize Hajj and Umrah finances, enhancing welfare and pilgrim satisfaction. This partnership shall drive transparency and financial inclusivity,” said Muhammad Thabrani Nuril Anwar, Head of BPKH Collection Division.

About WadzPay

WadzPay was founded in 2018 in Singapore with a commitment to drive financial inclusion and revolutionise the virtual asset landscape.  It is a leading global blockchain-based payments technology provider. The company’s innovative platform available as a SaaS offering provides secure, efficient, and transparent payment solutions, catering to businesses (B2B) and consumers (B2B2C). WadzPay works with large international payment companies, banks, and fintech’s to enable virtual asset-based transaction processing, custody, and settlement. It operates across geographies spanning Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

For more information, visit www.wadzpay.com

About BPKH

Badan Pengelolaan Keuangan Haji (BPKH) is an institution established according to the Republic of Indonesia Presidential Regulation Number 110 of 2017 concerning the Hajj Fund Management Agency. This agency oversees the finances of the Hajj in Indonesia. Hajj Finance encompasses all the rights and obligations of the government that have monetary value related to the organization of the Hajj pilgrimage. It also includes all assets, whether in the form of money or goods that can be valued monetarily, resulting from the execution of these rights and obligations. These financial resources stem from Hajj pilgrims and other legitimate sources.

For more information, visit www.bpkh.go.id

For media related queries please contact –

Arijit Das

PR and Communications Manager

arijit.das@wadzpay.com

+91 9654930523

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ROSEN, TRUSTED INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages NuScale Power Corporation Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – SMR

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of purchasers of securities of NuScale Power Corporation (NYSE: SMR) between March 15, 2023 and November 8, 2023, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”). A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 16, 2024.

SO WHAT: If you purchased NuScale securities during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the NuScale class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=19967 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 16, 2024. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) because of the effect of inflationary pressures on the cost of construction and power, the Company and Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (“UAMPS”) would be unable to sign up enough subscribers to fulfill the Carbon Free Power Project (the “CFPP”); (2) Standard Power did not have the financial ability to support its agreement with NuScale; and (3) as a result, defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the NuScale class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=19967 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

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The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
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New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
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Growth of Boyden Turkiye Drives Expansion into Azerbaijan

Boyden enhances cross-border capabilities to Turkish and Azeri companies seeking world class leadership talent

Growth for Boyden Turkiye

Boyden Turkiye adds new partner and principals.

ISTANBUL, Nov. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boyden, a premier global leadership and talent advisory firm, announces the expansion of its business in Turkiye with new offices in Azerbaijan. The extended team will enhance the close business relationship between the two nations through a seamless, cross-border approach to executive search and leadership consulting.

Turkish companies in Azerbaijan and Azeri companies in Turkiye will benefit from one local contact for both markets, through Murat Ergene and Ibrahim Paksoy, Managing Partners in Turkiye, and Allahverdi Baghirov, Principal in Azerbaijan. Collaboration is further strengthened by two new Principals who join the team in Turkiye, Hande Dönmez Osma and Melis Ertürk Keskin.

“We understand the complex challenges facing our clients and have robust resources to meet their needs, comments Murat Ergene, Managing Partner, Boyden Turkiye. “Through our global partnership we draw upon our collective insight into the evolution of different industries, the global talent pool and the leadership needs of organisations worldwide”.

“Boyden has served clients in Turkiye for twenty-five years, and is distinctive in providing locally-rooted, cross-border capabilities,” adds Ibrahim Paksoy, Managing Partner, Boyden Turkiye. “Clients value our client-centric approach and previous multinational experience in senior-level roles. We are delighted to welcome Allahverdi in Baku, and look forward to delivering exceptional outcomes through synergies in the region and with our global colleagues”.

Based in Azerbaijan, Allahverdi Baghirov brings to Boyden over 15 years’ experience in HR leadership, consulting on human resource management, executive search, leadership development and assessment. Before joining Boyden, he was CHRO, Executive Board Member at Araz Supermarket MMC, Chief Administrative Officer at UBN Ltd, and Head of HR at Gilan Holding. His consulting capabilities have a strong academic base; he is also Adjunct Lecturer at Baku Higher Oil School in Baku, Azerbaijan.

About Boyden

Boyden is a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 70 offices in over 45 countries. Our global reach enables us to serve client needs anywhere they conduct business. We connect great companies with great leaders through executive search, interim management and leadership consulting solutions. Boyden is ranked amongst the top companies on Forbes’ Americas Best Executive Recruiting Firms for 2023. For further information, visit www.boyden.com.

Contacts:

Chris Swee
Chief Marketing Officer, Boyden
T: +1 914 747 0172
E: cswee@boyden.com

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ROSEN, RECOGNIZED INVESTOR COUNSEL, Encourages Adobe Inc. Investors to Secure Counsel Before Important Deadline in Securities Class Action – ADBE

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WHY: Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, reminds behalf of purchasers of common stock of Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) between July 23, 2021 and September 15, 2022, both dates inclusive (the “Class Period”), of the important December 19, 2023 lead plaintiff deadline.

SO WHAT: If you purchased Adobe common stock during the Class Period you may be entitled to compensation without payment of any out of pocket fees or costs through a contingency fee arrangement.

WHAT TO DO NEXT: To join the Adobe class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=20021 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action. A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than December 19, 2023. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

WHY ROSEN LAW: We encourage investors to select qualified counsel with a track record of success in leadership roles. Often, firms issuing notices do not have comparable experience, resources or any meaningful peer recognition. Many of these firms do not actually litigate securities class actions, but are merely middlemen that refer clients or partner with law firms that actually litigate the cases. Be wise in selecting counsel. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe, concentrating its practice in securities class actions and shareholder derivative litigation. Rosen Law Firm has achieved the largest ever securities class action settlement against a Chinese Company. Rosen Law Firm was Ranked No. 1 by ISS Securities Class Action Services for number of securities class action settlements in 2017. The firm has been ranked in the top 4 each year since 2013 and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors. In 2019 alone the firm secured over $438 million for investors. In 2020, founding partner Laurence Rosen was named by law360 as a Titan of Plaintiffs’ Bar. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized by Lawdragon and Super Lawyers.

DETAILS OF THE CASE: According to the lawsuit, during the Class Period, Defendants falsely downplayed competition from Figma, which provides a simple web-based tool for designing user interfaces, and misleadingly suggested that Adobe’s existing offerings were adequate to counter any harms the Company may have otherwise faced due to Figma’s growing market position. As a result, certain statements were materially false and misleading because they failed to disclose that: (1) Figma was growing its market share and was becoming a leader in user experience design; (2) Figma was in direct competition with Adobe on user experience design; (3) Adobe’s product “Express” was not an effective counter to Figma’s growing market share in bringing new customers to Adobe’s paid offerings; (4) Adobe’s other offerings were not succeeding in competing with Figma on user experience design; and (5) Adobe was losing market share to Figma. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

To join the Adobe class action, go to https://rosenlegal.com/submit-form/?case_id=20021 or call Phillip Kim, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or cases@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

No Class Has Been Certified. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may select counsel of your choice. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. An investor’s ability to share in any potential future recovery is not dependent upon serving as lead plaintiff.

Follow us for updates on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rosen-law-firm, on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosen_firm or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosenlawfirm/.

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Contact Information:

Laurence Rosen, Esq.
Phillip Kim, Esq.
The Rosen Law Firm, P.A.
275 Madison Avenue, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 686-1060
Toll Free: (866) 767-3653
Fax: (212) 202-3827
lrosen@rosenlegal.com
pkim@rosenlegal.com
cases@rosenlegal.com
www.rosenlegal.com

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Death Toll in Gaza Conflict Exceeds 14,000, Including Thousands of Children and Women

Gaza City, Gaza – The devastating impact of the Israeli military campaign in Gaza continues to escalate, with the death toll surpassing 14,000.

According to Jordan News Agency, The government media office in the Gaza Strip reported on Tuesday that the number of those killed now stands at 14,128, including a distressingly high number of children and women – 5,840 and 3,920, respectively. Additionally, the number of missing persons has risen to 6,800, with 4,500 of them being children and women, highlighting the severe human cost of the conflict and its profound impact on the most vulnerable populations.

Jordan Evangelical Council Limits Christmas Celebrations to Prayers Amid Gaza Conflict

Amman, Jordan – In a significant shift, the Jordan Evangelical Council announced restrictions on Christmas festivities this year, limiting them to church-based religious activities and prayers.

According to Jordan News Agency, President of the Council, the decision reflects a commitment to national unity and is a response to the ongoing Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip. In a statement made on Tuesday, Maayah expressed his hopes for Jordan’s safety and security under the leadership of King Abdullah II and HRH the Crown Prince, emphasizing the importance of solidarity during these challenging times.

Jordan Condemns Killing of Two Journalists by Israeli Airstrike in Lebanon

Amman, Jordan – Minister of Government Communications, Muhannad Mubaideen, expressed strong condemnation of the Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon, which resulted in the deaths of two journalists.

According to Jordan News Agency, who also serves as the government spokesperson, the attack on Tuesday claimed the lives of Farah Omar and Rabih Maamari, a correspondent and a cameraman from the Beirut-based TV station Al-Mayadeen, while they were reporting in the region.

Mubaideen extended his condolences and sympathies to the families of Omar and Maamari, as well as to the Al-Mayadeen TV station and the broader Arab media community, on behalf of the Jordanian media family. He prayed for divine mercy for the deceased. Additionally, the minister denounced the ongoing Israeli actions against Palestinian journalists in the Gaza Strip, highlighting that since the start of the Israeli offensive, 62 journalists have lost their lives. Mubaideen praised the professionalism and resilience of journalists in Gaza, who have continued to report on the Israeli offenses under challenging conditions, including targeting, mobility constraints, and continuous aerial and ground bombardment.