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Bluehole Publishes a Feature Story on China’s Recent Vaping Regulations3.12.2021 06:04:00 EET | Press release

China’s leading vaping media, Bluehole New Consumption, today published a feature story on recent vaping regulation updates in China. Here below is the full article in English: On December 2, 2021, China’s State Tobacco Monopoly Administration issued the draft rules governing e-cigarettes while the regulator has just released the exposure draft of national standards of e-cigarettes on November 30, 2021. Previously, China announced to bring e-cigarettes under tobacco monopoly law on November 26, hence the legal status of e-cigarettes. The recent regulation updates have eliminated the uncertainties about the future of Chinese vaping industry, paving the way for the industry’s sustainable development. According to iiMedia Research Group, the size of Chinese’ e-cigarette market has grown from RMB 550 million (USD 86 million) in 2013 to RMB 8.38 billion (USD 1.31 billion) in 2020, witnessing an eight-year compound annual growth rate of 72.5%. World Health Organization estimates that China h

ST Energy Transition I Ltd. Announces Pricing of $250 Million Initial Public Offering3.12.2021 05:34:00 EET | Press release

ST Energy Transition I Ltd. (the “Company”) announced today the pricing of 25,000,000 Stakeholder Aligned Initial Listing, or SAILSM security, at a price of $10.00 per SAILSM security. The SAILSM securities will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trade under the ticker symbol “STET.U” beginning December 3, 2021. The Company was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, amalgamation, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While the Company may pursue an initial business combination with a target in any industry or geographic location, it intends to focus its search on opportunities that contribute in positive ways towards energy transition and clean energy technology. The Company’s board is led by John Fredriksen, chairperson, and includes independent directors Ole-Eirik Lerøy, Cato Stonex, James O’Shaughnessy, Tore Myrholt and Annika Sigfrid. Gunnar Eliassen is the Chief Executive Offi

Bentley Systems Announces Winners of the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure3.12.2021 00:01:00 EET | Press release

Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq:BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced the winners of the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The annual awards program recognizes the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211202005219/en/ Bentley Systems Announces Winners of the 2021 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure (Photo: Business Wire) Sixteen independent jury panels selected the 57 finalists from nearly 300 nominations submitted by more than 230 organizations from 45 countries encompassing 19 categories. To see the Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure finalists present their projects, click here. Bentley Systems showcased 19 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure winners on December 2 during the 2021 Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards

Vifor Pharma comments on market speculations2.12.2021 20:40:00 EET | Press release

Regulatory News: AD HOC ANNOUNCEMENT PURSUANT TO ART. 53 LR Due to current market speculations, Vifor Pharma Group states the following: Vifor Pharma Group systematically reviews options that can strengthen its market position and/or accelerate the growth of the company both organically and through partnerships and acquisitions. Vifor Pharma is therefore regularly in discussions with other market participants and does not comment on them. About Vifor Pharma Group Vifor Pharma Group is a global pharmaceuticals company. It aims to become the global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies. The company is a partner of choice for pharmaceuticals and innovative patient-focused solutions. Vifor Pharma Group strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases lead better, healthier lives. The company develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products for precision patient care. Vifor Pharma Group holds a leading position in all its core b

Covid - 19: Laboratoire Cerba Detects First Case of Omicron Variant in Mainland France2.12.2021 18:44:00 EET | Press release

Laboratoire Cerba, a global leader in specialized clinical pathology and member of the Cerba HealthCare Group, has detected a case of the Omicron variant from the sample of a patient arriving from Nigeria who was tested at Roissy Charles De Gaulle airport. The authorities - Santé Publique France [Public Health France], Agence Régionale de Santé Ile de France [Paris Regional Health Agency] and Direction Générale de Santé [General Directorate for Health]- were immediately informed. Laboratoire Cerba, chosen last October by the French Health Authorities to participate in the Emergen consortium, carries out between 1,000 and 1,500 sequencings per week with results returned in less than 5 days. Sylvie Cado, CEO of Laboratoire Cerba explains: "From the beginning of the epidemic, we have been working closely with the Authorities and the National Reference Centres to share the information and the strains of interest in order to support our Authorities in steering public policy: the systematic

i2c Partners with BEYON Money and Visa to Launch First Open Banking Super App in Bahrain2.12.2021 18:23:00 EET | Press release

i2c Inc., a leading provider of digital payment and banking technology, today announced its partnership with BEYON Money, the mobile super app launched by Batelco Financial Services, which is the fintech arm of Bahrain’s leading digital solutions and telecommunications provider. Backed by a recently-secured, first-of-its-kind open banking license from the Central Bank of Bahrain, the BEYON Money super app will host a digital wallet that enables retail, bill, and peer-to-peer payments for its users, connects to bank accounts through open banking, delivers financial insights and provides digital remittances. BEYON Money will develop card issuing and processing functionalities through i2c’s agile banking and payments platform which will also integrate additional partners and services. Through i2c’s Fintech Fast Track certification, BEYON Money will tap into Visa’s network infrastructure to launch a digital-first debit program to the market with a physical card option available upon reques

ENTERPRISE AND MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS DRIVE REVENUE, ENGAGEMENT, AND DEMAND WITH BRIGHTCOVE SOLUTIONS, INDEPENDENT STUDY REVEALS2.12.2021 17:00:00 EET | Press release

Brightcove Inc. (Nasdaq: BCOV), the global leader in video for business, released findings that enterprises and media organizations can generate 225% and 226% ROI respectively with Brightcove and see a full return on the initial investment in less than six months. The commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) studies conducted by Forrester Consulting examined cost savings and business benefits with Brightcove solutions for enterprise and media organizations. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211202005560/en/ Forrester Consulting interviewed decision-makers at multiple enterprise and media organizations with experience using Brightcove. Respondents came from organizations headquartered in the US and EMEA, all with multi-billion dollars of annual revenues. The enterprise interviewees represented industries including automotive manufacturing, technology manufacturing, and media services that primarily use video to

ElectReon Brings Wireless Inductive Electric Vehicle Charging Technology to Italy’s “Arena of the Future”2.12.2021 16:00:00 EET | Press release

ElectReon (TASE: ELWS.TA), the leading provider of inductive in-road charging technology for commercial and passenger electric vehicles, announced the launch of the “Arena of the Future'' project in Brescia, Italy where the company has integrated its wireless technology to charge an IVECO bus and Stellantis’s Fiat Nuova 500 passenger vehicle while driving. This project is demonstrating contactless charging for a range of EVs as they drive on highways and toll roads as a potential pathway to decarbonizing long-haul transportation systems along motorway transport corridors. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211202005493/en/ ElectReon announces the launch of "Arena of the Future" in Italy (Photo: Business Wire) The construction and technical implementation of the 1,050-metre-long circuit equipped with ElectReon’s properarity in-road charging coils and supported by 1MW of electrical power has been successfully compl

NuScale Power Unveils Name of Flagship SMR Plants as the Company Approaches Commercialization2.12.2021 16:00:00 EET | Press release

NuScale Power today unveiled the official name of its small modular reactor (SMR) power plants – VOYGR™. NuScale is on the frontier of innovation in energy and the name VOYGR demonstrates that NuScale is changing the world by creating an energy source that is smarter, cleaner, safer, and cost competitive. NuScale’s flagship VOYGR-12 scalable power plant design can accommodate up to 12 NuScale Power Modules™ (NPM), resulting in a total gross output of 924 megawatts electric (MWe). NuScale also offers smaller scalable power plant solutions, the four-module VOYGR-4 (308 MWe) and six-module VOYGR-6 (462 MWe), that are underpinned by the rigorous safety case of the company’s NuScale Power Module™ SMR technology. The first VOYGR plant will be operational by the end of the decade. 12-Module (924 MWe) 6-Module (462 MWe) 4-Module (308 MWe) VOYGR™-12 VOYGR™-6 VOYGR™-4 As the first and only SMR to receive design approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the VOYGR plants are a scalable

Orbital Insight Integrates with Esri's ArcGIS Platform to Streamline Satellite and Sensor Imagery Analysis2.12.2021 16:00:00 EET | Press release

Orbital Insight's fusion of multisensor geospatial data and state-of-the-art algorithms has been helping customers address critical concerns for years—from determining the flow of container ship traffic amid unprecedented supply chain delays to visualizing dynamic intelligence and defense-related threats and anomalies across the globe. With the adoption of Esri's ArcGIS Platform, Orbital Insight is making it easier for its users to integrate with ArcGIS and analyze their data. Customers of Esri, the world leader in location intelligence, who also use Orbital Insight GO can now seamlessly work between both systems, making it easier to meet spatial challenges with Esri basemap visualizations directly within the Orbital Insight GO platform and export their analysis to ArcGIS. The integration with Esri's ArcGIS Platform provides an integral reference point for analysts as well as a more cohesive and natural user experience. More collaboration is planned, including eventually incorporating

SoftServe Releases Sustainability Report2.12.2021 15:05:00 EET | Press release

SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, has released its second bi-annual Sustainability Report. The report, prepared according to GRI Standards, highlights progress made against the company’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable business strategy, featuring key initiatives and achievements that positively impact society and the environment. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211202005018/en/ SoftServe Releases Sustainability Report “As a global organization, we must take responsibility towards our associates, customers, and communities,” said Chris Baker, CEO at SoftServe. “SoftServe is a people-centric company, focused on creating an inclusive workplace that supports our associates’ well-being, access to education, and innovation, which enables us to support sustainable development in our communities around the world.” “In 2020 the world faced extraordinary new challenges that impacted eac

New Report From Arthur D. Little Highlights Full Potential of Artificial Intelligence for Business2.12.2021 15:03:00 EET | Press release

Arthur D. Little (ADL) has launched a new report which examines how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to its full potential in the context of business decision making. The report – ‘From Insight to Impact’ looks at how companies can use AI more holistically rather than to just perform discrete functions and includes real world use cases where AI has demonstrated its ability to powerfully augment and improve business processes. In a survey conducted for the report, only 16% of respondents believed that their organizations were benefitting from the full potential of AI technology. For the great majority, AI applications remain stuck at the pilot stage or are limited to just specific applications such as online customer interaction. The survey also showed that concerns still exist around the more widespread use of AI, with loss of control, lack of transparency, and the perceived threat of job losses all flagged as potential issues. ADL’s report has been produced to cut through both

Eaton Introduces Variable Valve Actuation Technologies to Help Commercial Truck Makers Meet Upcoming China Emissions Regulations2.12.2021 14:30:00 EET | Press release

Power management company Eaton today announced its Vehicle Group has introduced a complete portfolio of variable valve actuation (VVA) technologies to help commercial vehicle manufacturers meet forthcoming emissions regulations in China. The regulations are expected to be significantly more stringent than current standards. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211202005043/en/ Eaton’s variable valve actuation (VVA) technologies help commercial vehicle manufacturers meet looming emissions regulations. (Photo: Business Wire) “Automakers that manufacture vehicles for the China market are researching how to achieve future emissions regulations,” said Fabiano Contarin, product director, Commercial Vehicle Valvetrain, Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “Eaton is the right partner to support this effort because of our considerable experience helping European and U.S. auto and truck makers develop emissions-reducing technologies." Eat

NTHU: A Model of Sustainability2.12.2021 13:00:00 EET | Press release

National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) was awarded the Taiwan University Sustainability Award at the 14th Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA) held by the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) on November 17. Standing out amongst the 38 participating universities, NTHU was ranked first in the comprehensive evaluation, and in the individual competitions also received the Social Inclusion Leadership Award and the University Sustainability Report Gold Award. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211202005031/en/ National Tsing Hua University was awarded the Taiwan University Sustainability Award. President Hocheng Hong (center) and Chief Sustainability Officer Tai Nyan-hwa (second from the left), Sustainability Office Director Lin Fu-ren (first from the left), Vice President and Chief of Staff King Chung-Ta (second from the right), Dean of International College Doong Ruey-an (first from the right). (Ph

Honor to Knight! DRAG S/X PnP-X Kit Is Launched2.12.2021 12:35:00 EET | Press release

In November, VOOPOO announced the overseas launch of the DRAG S/X PnP-X KIT. The product carries out comprehensive technical upgrading on the basis of DRAG S/X, endows the core concept of "Chivalry" in product design, and pays tribute to the glory and virtue of knights. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211202005381/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) Originated from the spirit of martial arts of German in the Middle Ages, the spirit of chivalry was then embodied in soldiers of the European battlefield in the 11th century, and guards of emperors and warriors of Christ. Nowadays, chivalry is culturally continued and nobly expressed as gentleman demeanor. Despite passage of time, the only constant is the faith that knight loyally holds and eight virtues of knights flowing in their blood. After learning about this legendary medieval history and digging out the core of chivalry, VOOPOO design and R&D personnel were deeply to

Zilliant Announces Significant Growth in Europe2.12.2021 11:30:00 EET | Press release

Zilliant, the industry leader in intelligent B2B price optimization, price management and sales guidance software, today announced significant growth in Europe, marked by compound annual revenue growth of 55% from 2018-2021 as well as significant growth of new customers. “B2B company leaders are increasingly seeking alternatives to the traditional means of managing prices and enabling sales teams,” said Zilliant President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Peters. “Tying strategy to effective execution can be even more difficult for companies in Europe, particularly in global, multi-country businesses. Our growth in the region can be attributed to the increased breadth of our product portfolio, addressing the full spectrum of pricing challenges in B2B, and our passion for powering intelligent commerce for our customers.” Zilliant maintains offices in Paris, London, Milan, Italy, and Walldorf, Germany. In recent years, a wide variety of B2B companies in Europe with worldwide operations ha

Hopp Secures $2.8 Million Funding From Brunnur Ventures to Build a Global Sustainable Micromobility Sharing Franchise2.12.2021 11:27:00 EET | Press release

Hopp (www.hopp.bike), the sustainable electric scooter rental company, is pleased to announce an investment by Brunnur Ventures of $2.8 million into the company to drive international growth of its worldwide franchise strategy. Hopp is the sustainable transportation solution for the world’s modern city enabling riders to travel without leaving a carbon footprint. Hopp's primary mission is to leave behind a cleaner planet, one ride at a time, with all parts of the business carbon negative. Hopp is uniquely focused on smaller cities, local travel and smaller fleets – an almost untouched market as more than 95% of cities in Europe with less than 500,000 inhabitants are currently unserved. “Our goal is to influence the electric scooter market in the same way as McDonald’s for the hamburger,” commented CEO Eythór Steinarsson. “We want to bring this technology to smaller cities where there is a big opportunity and to get locals to work with us. We want to bring the sharing economy to the way

Bitcoin Capital Expands its Crypto Asset Offering2.12.2021 11:11:00 EET | Press release

Bitcoin Capital announced today that it has again listed two world firsts on the SIX Swiss Exchange. With 1 FiCAS Active Bitcoin ETP and 1 FiCAS Active Ethereum ETP, the company has launched two products actively managed by the highly experienced crypto asset manager FICAS AG. With active management, the products aim to counter negative price fluctuations and therefore outperform the two largest cryptocurrencies by capitalization. With the listing, institutional, professional, and private investors in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and the European Union (excluding Hungary) can easily invest in the new products via their bank or broker, just as they do with other listed financial investments such as equities or bonds. "Our purpose is to grant investors safe and easy access to digital assets and are convinced that crypto assets will soon be part of the diversification strategy of many investment portfolios. The two new products with the most relevant cryptocurrencies as underlying may, thr

Eurofins Technologies Launches Wastewater Diagnostic Kit for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Including Identification of Omicron Variant2.12.2021 11:00:00 EET | Press release

Eurofins Technologies announces the launch of the VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Mplex I and Mplex II Wastewater real-time RT-PCR kits to provide an efficient solution for SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater, including the Omicron variant of concern. Wastewater-based epidemiology has become an important approach in order to comprehensively monitor the profile of SARS-CoV-2 infections in highly populated areas. Methods to detect SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA in untreated wastewater have advanced over the last number of months. Data has shown that concentrations of viral RNA correlate with trends in reported COVID-19 cases, demonstrating the importance of wastewater testing as a public health tool. The European Commission has recommended1 the implementation of effective systems for the surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater. The VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Mplex I and Mplex II Wastewater real-time RT-PCR kits delivers an effective solution for SARS-CoV-2 detection in wastewater. The VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater kit

BMC TV delivers Paralympic coverage to UK with ADVA FSP 1502.12.2021 11:00:00 EET | Press release

ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that BMC TV deployed its FSP 150 Carrier Ethernet technology to transport coverage of the Paralympic Games from Tokyo to London. The robust, low-power solution empowered BMC TV to cost-effectively provide highly reliable services, enabling hundreds of hours of live broadcasting on high-definition television and online streams. The close support of ADVA’s team, together with the ease of use of its FSP 150 device, helped to ensure the success of the project. Fiber optic solutions provider Fibre Technologies also played a key role. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211202005059/en/ ADVA’s FSP 150 technology helped BMC TV bring coverage of the Tokyo Paralympics to an audience of over 20 million people. (Photo: Business Wire) “We’re proud to have helped bring high-quality coverage of the Paralympics to a UK audience of over 20 million. By harnessing ADVA’s edge Ethernet equipment, we w
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