Hyundai Motor Company and INEOS to Cooperate on Driving Hydrogen Economy Forward
Hyundai Motor Company and INEOS today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to explore new opportunities to accelerate the global hydrogen economy. Hyundai and INEOS will jointly investigate opportunities for the production and supply of hydrogen as well as the worldwide deployment of hydrogen applications and technologies. Both companies will initially seek to facilitate public and private sector projects focused on the development of a hydrogen value chain in Europe. The agreement also includes the evaluation of Hyundai’s proprietary fuel cell system for the recently announced INEOS Grenadier 4x4 vehicle. This cooperation represents an important step in INEOS’ efforts to diversify its powertrain options at an early stage. Hyundai’s proprietary modular fuel cell system, which evaluation vehicles will use, has already proven reliable and effective in the Hyundai NEXO SUV. The world’s first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV has the longest driving range among hydrogen-powered vehicles in the market. Hyundai is one of leading company in the field of fuel cell technology having started the world’s first mass production of fuel cell electric vehicles in 2013. “INEOS’ move into the development of a fuel cell electric vehicle and hydrogen ecosystem marks yet another milestone towards sustainable and clean transportation,” said Saehoon Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of Fuel Cell Center at Hyundai Motor Company. “Hyundai believes this will provide an important low-carbon option across a wide range of sectors. We also hope our decades-long expertise in hydrogen fuel cell work in synergy with INEOS’ expertise in field of chemistry to realize the mass production of green hydrogen and fuel cells for the Grenadier.” Peter Williams Technology Director INEOS, said, “The agreement between INEOS and Hyundai presents both companies with new opportunities to extend a leading role in the clean hydrogen economy. Evaluating new production processes, technology and applications, combined with our existing capabilities puts us in a unique position to meet emerging demand for affordable, low-carbon energy sources and the needs of demanding 4x4 owners in the future.” INEOS recently launched a new business to develop and build clean hydrogen capacity across Europe in support of the drive towards a zero-carbon future. The company currently produces 300,000 tons of hydrogen a year mainly as a by-product from its chemical manufacturing operations. Through its subsidiary INOVYN, INEOS is Europe’s largest existing operator of electrolysis, the critical technology that uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen for power generation, transportation and industrial use. Its experience in storage and handling of hydrogen combined with its established know-how in electrolysis technology, puts INEOS in a unique position to drive progress towards a carbon-free future based on hydrogen. In 2018, Hyundai Motor Group announced its mid- to long-term roadmap, Fuel Cell Vision 2030, to increase annual production of hydrogen fuel cell systems to 700,000 units by 2030.
Gibson Honors Legendary Guitarist Jimi Hendrix with Two Historical Custom Shop Guitars, the 1969 Flying V and 1967 SG Custom
Gibson the iconic American instrument brand, is proud to honor guitar legend Jimi Hendrix with two new Gibson signature guitars, the Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V in Aged Ebony and the Jimi Hendrix™ 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White. Widely recognized as one of the most creative musicians of all time, Hendrix’s influence with his genre-defying mix of blues, funk, soul jazz and R&B still impacts musicians worldwide today. In celebration of the anniversary of Jimi Hendrix’s birthday (November 27, 1942), Gibson has gathered artists and Hendrix colleagues to launch multiple special events, interviews and performances for an “Inspired By Hendrix” series that will kick off today, November 17 across Gibson’s social pages: Gibson TV, Instagram and Facebook. Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix’s innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form and his influence resonates to this day. In 1969, Hendrix custom-ordered a left-handed Gibson Flying V directly from Gibson. Used during the Band of Gypsys era, the following year Hendrix’s Gibson Flying V was made forever famous during his performance at the Isle of Wight Festival at Afton Downs on August 31, 1970. The Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V has been created in both right and left-handed versions and features a Murphy Lab Aged Ebony finish and aged gold hardware. Only 125 right-handed Flying V guitars and 25 left-handed versions will be created as part of a very special run of guitars, hand-made by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville, TN. Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence with each instrument celebrating Gibson’s legacy through historical accuracy and attention to detail. The Certificate of Authenticity for the Jimi Hendrix™ 1969 Flying V in Aged Ebony features an image of Jimi performing at the Isle Of Wight with the guitar. Above: Jimi Hendrix performs with his 1967 Gibson SG on “The Dick Cavett Show” on September 9, 1969. On July 7, 1969--a few weeks prior to his legendary Woodstock performance on Aug. 18, 1969--Jimi Hendrix appeared for his national TV debut on “The Dick Cavett Show” with a performance and interview. In his interview with Cavett, Hendrix delighted the in-studio audience and those watching at home as he discussed the idea of creating an electric church stating, “It’s just a belief that I have, we do these electric guitars, everything is electrified nowadays, so therefore the belief comes through in the electricity to the people, that’s why we play so loud, because it doesn’t actually hit through the ear drums. Most groups say, ‘we’re going to play loud because they’re playing loud,’ and they’ve got this real shrill sound that’s hard. We are playing for our sound to go inside the soul of the person and see if it can awaken some-kind-of-thing in their minds, since there are so many sleeping people.” On September 9, 1969, for his second appearance on “The Dick Cavett Show” Hendrix played a right-handed 1967 Gibson SG (strung lefty) for a medley of “Izabella” and “Machine Gun.” The new limited edition Jimi Hendrix™ 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White accurately replicates the exact guitar Hendrix performs on the show. The SG Custom features a Murphy Lab Aged Polaris White finish and is one of only 150 models created as part of this run, hand-made by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop. The Certificate of Authenticity for the Jimi Hendrix™ 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White features an image of Jimi performing on “The Dick Cavett Show” with the SG guitar. The full packages for the new Jimi Hendrix™ 1967 SG Custom and the 1969 Flying V feature personal touches including official photos of Jimi with the guitars, as well as a collection of anecdotes and personal photographs of Jimi from his collaborator the renowned engineer and producer Eddie Kramer(Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, David Bowie). Additionally, special guitar cases have been designed that feature interior linings which are inspired by the clothes Jimi Hendrix wore at Isle of Wight (Flying V) and on “The Dick Cavett Show” (Gibson SG). Below is Eddie Kramer’s personal photo of Jimi Hendrix with his Flying V guitar rehearsing for a performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 18, 1969. Kramer states, “Jimi’s hands were huge, and he used his thumb to bar the entire neck of the guitar, which yielded much of his unique tone. He is seen here quietly rehearsing on the Gibson Flying V, prior to going on stage. He used the V for playing the blues and that was his way of relaxing.” "I don't know of a more perfect time than the present for the world to be inspired and electrified by the spirit of Jimi, embodied in these guitars!” says Janie Hendrix, Sister of Jimi and President and CEO of Experience Hendrix L.L.C. & Authentic Hendrix LLC. “Jimi didn't play with just his hands, he played his heart and really his soul, using his guitar to create positive energy. He wanted to awaken the world with it. Gibson has harnessed some of that energy, and beautifully! It’s amazing to know that fans and those who love Jimi, and his music, will be able to plug into that power and keep his legacy alive. With Gibson, we’ve selected two of his most impressive guitars to recreate. It’s quite an homage to Jimi, and we couldn’t be more excited about what this means historically." “Millions of people around the world of all ages have heard Jimi’s music for the first time and felt that their path was changed forever,” adds engineer and producer Eddie Kramer. “I felt that too after hearing him playing through his amp at Olympic Studios in January 1967. I was never the same after ‘experiencing that wall of sound’ and I dedicated myself to capturing that sound, which became my obsession! Jimi had a special magic that came from his brain directly to his heart and then to his fingers, exploding onto the neck of the guitar. He was the greatest guitar player the world has ever known and left a legacy of guitar magic that no one since has come close to. I am honored and privileged to have been involved with this project as Gibson has done an incredible job of recreating these guitars. I can imagine the expression on the fans' faces when they open up the guitar case and wrap their hands around the neck of one of these beauties, plug in and maybe change the world!” “Having the opportunity to release Jimi’s 1969 Gibson Flying V and 1967 Gibson SG Custom is a dream come true, an amazing opportunity that comes with an obligation for all of us at Gibson to pay tribute to Jimi,” says Cesar Gueikian of Gibson. “He left this world way too early, but the legacy and influence he left behind is unparalleled. I am grateful for Jimi’s sister Janie Hendrix’s partnership and friendship, and that she has trusted our team to pay tribute to Jimi. This is just the beginning; we are looking forward to all that the Gibson and Authentic Hendrix partnership will bring to fans in the coming years. Additionally, working alongside Eddie Kramer, a music pioneer on so many levels, is just incredible. Eddie captured that epic sound, engineering, producing, and bringing to life that magical and game-changing Hendrix guitar style. We are honored to share Eddie’s personal photographs and the memories he experienced.”
TYAN Highlights HPC and AI Server Platforms Powered by 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors at SC20
TYAN®, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and a subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, features a broad portfolio of 1U, 2U and 4U HPC, AI server platforms that are optimized for enterprise and data center markets at SC20 virtual eventthrough November 19th. “The tremendous expansion of the amount of data in existence is bringing high performance computing to a new field. Technologies like artificial intelligence and data analytics become more accessible to businesses,” said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation's TYAN Business Unit. “TYAN’s leading portfolio of HPC and AI platforms powered by 2nd gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors help enterprise and data center customers run their modern workloads effectively and efficiently as they continue to digitize their businesses.” Designed to Optimize Performance for HPC and AI TYAN’s HPC server platforms are powered by the 2ndgen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in Intel® Deep Learning Boost and Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory technologies that provide a great base for a wide range of HPC and AI applications. The Thunder HX FT83-B7119 features high CPU-to-GPU bandwidth for various parallel workloads. The 4U system supports 10 double-width PCIe x16 slots for GPU deployment, a single-wide x16 networking card and up to 3TB DDR4 memory. The storage capacity provides either twelve 3.5” SATA 6G bays or eight SATA plus four NVMe U.2 bays with tool-less, hot-swap drive carrier design for better serviceability. The Thunder HX FT77D-B7109 in a 4U two-socket design with 8 double-wide PCIe x16 slots and support for massively parallel workloads such as scientific computing and real-time video analytics. The Thunder HX FT48T-B7105 is a 4U pedestal workstation design with support for 5 double-width PCIe x16 slots and delivers maximum I/O to professional power users for 3D rendering and image processing. The Thunder HX GA88-B5631 is a high density and performance server in a 1U single-socket chassis, supporting 12 DIMM slots and 4 double-width PCIe x16 slots for machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. More HPC platforms on display include the Thunder SX TN76-B7102, a 2U server with support for 2 double-width PCIe x16 slots, 24 DDR4 DIMM slots and twelve 3.5” hot-swap drive bays for virtualization and in-memory databases, the Thunder CX GT24E-B5556, based on Intel® Xeon® E-2200 processors, is a 1U server optimized for cost-effective cloud gaming applications with support for up to 4 DDR4 DIMM slots, 1 double-width PCIe x16 slot, and dual 10GBase-T Ethernet ports.
Samsung Biologics Opens Its First Overseas CDO R&D Center in San Francisco
On 29th, Samsung Biologics (CEO Tae-han Kim) held an online opening ceremony for its San Francisco Contract Development Organization(CDO) Research & Development (R&D) Center. Samsung Biologics established the center that implemented the headquarters' CDO R&D platform to focus on meeting the demand for contract development services in the western United States. Moreover, by realizing the 'one-stop service' of CRO-CDO-CMO, the company has set a goal to become the best company in each of them. "In San Francisco, the mecca of the biopharmaceutical industry, there are about 2,500 life science companies. Also, since San Francisco is advantageous in terms of connectivity with the headquarters to successfully construct the initial global CDO R&D center, we chose San Francisco as the first destination," said Tae-han Kim, CEO of Samsung Biologics. "After 2020, the next 10 years will be the period for global expansion to Boston, Europe, and China. Through this expansion, we will endeavor to maximize customer satisfaction in the entire process of research, development, and manufacturing (CRO/CDO/CMO) of new biopharmaceuticals." ▲ Tae-han Kim, CEO of Samsung Biologics ◆ Full-fledged global expansion to become a Next Door CDO partner Samsung Biologics' San Francisco CDO R&D Center has the same state-of-the-art CDO service platform as the one at the Incheon Songdo headquarters. It was opened on a minimal scale initially, and it will be expanded in accordance with the increasing demand of clients in the future. Through this center, the company announced to become a 'Next Door CDO Partner' that supports clients' drug development process through closer and faster communication with local Big Pharma and Biotech. As a result, Samsung Biologics has resolved the parallax and low geographic access concerns raised by some overseas clients. Samsung Biologics plans to additionally build CDO R&D centers in Boston, Europe, and China at the major bio clusters where potential clients are concentrated to strengthen accessibility further. "We plan to open CDO R&D centers in the eastern United States and Western Europe in 2021. China is relatively advantageous in terms of the parallax and geographical elements, so the headquarters in Songdo, Incheon will manage for the meantime. However, as potential clients are rapidly increasing, we still have a plan to establish the CDO R&D center in China in the future," said Kim. On the other hand, securing more than 60 order contracts within two years since entering 2018, Samsung Biologics' CDO business grows fast with revealing its prominence in the global market. The company has successfully received both FDA & EMA regulatory approvals. Besides, GI Innovation Inc.'s drug candidate, which was consigned from the cell line development stage to Samsung Biologics, was exported for 900 billion won ($793 million) to Jiangsu Simcere Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. In particular, Samsung Biologics is putting a lot of efforts in the CDO business to secure speed and price competitiveness with the slogan 'Faster & Better'. It drastically shortened the time required from cell line development to raw material drug production to 6 months and final product production to 7 months. This is about twice as fast as the 12-month development period of the same category currently promoted by major global companies. ▲ Samsung Biologics presented its vision as a one-stop CDMO service partner. ◆ Killing three birds with CRO-CDO-CMO end-to-end service Samsung Biologics has been proliferating since it entered the bio-industry in 2010 with its biopharmaceutical CMO business. Currently, it has three large biopharmaceutical production facilities, with a total of 364,000 liters. The 4th factory is scheduled to be ready for GMP operation from the end of 2022, and when it goes into operation, Samsung Biologics will have a total production scale of 620,000 liters. Samsung Biologics is more than the world's largest production CMO. It announced a strategy to maximize customer satisfaction through 'end-to-end one-stop service' system ranging from CRO (contract research), CDO (contract development), and CMO (contract manufacturing. For this, in succession to the CDO market advance in 2018, the company recently expanded its business to CRO. It has set a goal to establish itself as the best global CRO company in 2030, starting with a CRO business that includes antibody production service. The 4th factory was designed as the final edition of a one-stop service available within one factory from cell line development to end-product manufacturing. Based on this one-stop service, Samsung Biologics plans to secure 50% of the CMO volume through the CDO business by 2030. "Samsung Biologics started from a mudflat in Songdo, but achieved the CMO champion in 2020. We aim to achieve the CDO global champion by 2022, starting with the first overseas CDO R&D center in San Francisco. In the case of CRO business, Samsung Biologics will expand new bio drugs and antibodies production in earnest, and challenge the CRO global champion by 2030," said Kim. "Through the one-stop service, biotech clients could develop, produce, and manufacture new bio drugs with better efficacy and quality at a lower cost. Ultimately, Samsung Biologics aims to contribute to improving human health and the quality of life."
Russian Helicopters delivers first Ansat to a client in Europe
The Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered a first Ansat helicopter to a client in Europe. The operator of the rotorcraft, which is equipped for medical operations, is the Ministry of Interior of the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina). This is the first of three helicopters under the delivery contract. Ansat for Republika Srpska comes with a medical module equipped with a stretcher and a medical shelf. The helicopter cabin has place for transporting one patient and two chairs for accompanying doctors. Equipment configuration includes a system for artificial lung ventilation, tele-ECG allowing to monitor cardiac activity in real time, and various other equipment for the evacuation of patients of varying severity. The delivery set includes five seats, which can be installed instead of the medical module and carry 7 passengers in the helicopter cabin. The helicopter also comes with active vibration control system. "This delivery testifies that Ansat is competitive on the European market, and we see potential for new orders. I am confident that European operators will appreciate the favorable cost of operating the helicopter, its versatility and reliability. Two more Ansats will be handed over to the law enforcement agencies of Republika Srpska in 2021 and 2022. They will be additionally equipped with searchlights, fast-rope deployment system, a winch and an external sling", said the Director General of Russian Helicopters holding company Andrey Boginsky. The delivery contract of three helicopters to the Republic of Srpska also included the training of three technicians and two pilots of the customer in the Kazan Helicopters Aviation Training Center. The program included training in the design and maintenance of the airframe, power plant and systems of Ansat helicopter for aircraft technicians, as well as theoretical training, classes on the new Ansat simulator and practical flight training for pilots. The cadets successfully passed the exams and received documents that confirm their qualifications. The Aviation Training Center will provide further multi-stage training of flight and technical personnel as more helicopters are delivered. During the next 2 years, 4 more pilots and 6 technicians will go through training. Ansat is a light multipurpose twin-engine helicopter. Its serial production is deployed at Kazan Helicopters. Its design allows converting it into a cargo version or into a passenger rotorcraft that can lift up to seven people. Ansat is certified for use in the temperatures ranging between -45°С and +50°С, and in high mountains. In 2019, the Federal Air Transport Agency certified an increase in the airworthiness of Ansat's fuselage to 16,000 flying hours. In 2020, the Russian aviation authorities certified Ansat for installation of an emergency floatation system and isolation units for transporting patients with coronavirus disease, it also received a more advanced and ergonomic medical module. Several main components of the helicopter received approval for the increase of their airworthiness restrictions.
IKEA Lab to open in Seongsu on November 5
IKEA Korea will officially open ‘IKEA Lab’, a pop-up focusing on sustainability, in Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul on November 5. With the opening ahead, IKEA Lab was unveiled at a media day on November 4, where its core features were introduced for the first time. Offering great accessibility for more of the many people, ‘IKEA Lab’ is a pop-up in the heart of Seoul that will be part of IKEA Korea’s long-term aim to drive a sustainable home furnishing movement in Korea, inspiring the many Koreans to start living a better, more sustainable life at home and contribute to a healthier planet. The two-story space has a total area of 914㎡ and will open from 11am to 9pm every day. Visitors at the IKEA Lab will get a completely new, exclusive experience to IKEA. At the IKEA Shop on the first floor, visitors will be able to purchase a select range of over 60 IKEA home furnishing products for immediate takeaway which include products made of sustainable materials such as bamboo and recycled plastic. IKEA Food Lab offers a range of healthy and tasty food prepared exclusively for the pop-up, such as Swedish meatball panini, veggie balls with reduced carbon footprint and calories, as well as ASC (Aquaculture Stewardship Council) certified salmon wrap. In addition, an inspiring pop-up exhibition will showcase the positive impacts of using and buying sustainable materials. In the Interior Design Office on the second floor, IKEA Korea will pilot the new Interior Design Service reflecting the diverse needs of customers looking to refurnish and remodel a complete home or small business. Bookings can be made online, and a professional interior designer will meet for a one-on-one consultation, design the space and provide a proposal for a functional and inspirational remodel solution personalised for each customer's specific needs—from furniture and home furnishing accessories to a full list of interior finishing material like wallpaper and flooring color. Price for the Interior Design Service starts at KRW100,000, and customer can additionally purchase a total interior remodeling construction service from ‘Zipdoc’, the official partner for this service, or a construction service provider of the customer’s choosing. In addition, the showroom reflecting various home furnishing style groups will offer a variety of ideas and inspirations that can only be found at the IKEA Lab. More information is available on the IKEA Lab website. “FY21 marks the Leap Year of Sustainability, where we at IKEA Korea will go all in to drive a sustainability movement,” said Nicolas Johnsson, Country Commercial Manager at IKEA Korea, adding, “we look forward to reaching more of the many Koreans at the IKEA Lab, offering a new and innovative experience and inspiring them to join our movement towards a more sustainable future.” [About IKEA Lab] • Address: 48 Achasan-ro 17-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul (Seongsu NakNak) • Operation: November 5, 2020 to – April 20, 2021 • Business Hours: every day from 11am to 9om (IKEA Food Lab: 7:30am to 5:30pm on weekdays, 11am to 9pm on weekends)
Ttobagi Farm Family Has Come to INJE County! Where Clean Water, Air, and Mother Nature Breathe
Inje County (Inje-gun, hereinafter Inje), Gangwon Province, is a place to arrive in about 2-3 hours by car from Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone) is located to the north and Seoraksan National Park to the east. Thus, nature is well preserved compared to Seoul and the metropolitan area. Moreover, since Inje has the lowest population density of South Korean counties, it is famous for its clear air and water. The natural environment is the best preserved, so it is known among Koreans as the place to see the best autumn and winter scenery. The food also well expresses the traditional culture and taste of Korea, making it an attractive place for Koreans to visit during the holiday season. To this Inje, Ttobagi Farm Family, a group of foreigners in Korea interested in domestic rural tourism and travel and active in SNS activities, visited. Those who gathered to promote Korean rural tourism abroad experienced the most typical farm villages on an overnight trip itinerary. The name ‘Ttobagi Farm Family’ is a combination of the pure Korean word “Ttobagi(또바기),” meaning “Always,” the word “Farm” and the Chinese character “Family(族).” It contains the meaning of “a family always with the farm village.” As the name implies, people who gathered to study the Korean language and culture from various countries experienced the traditional Korean farm villages’ traditional culture that cannot be encountered in cities. ■ Storehouses of cultural knowledge: Inje Mountain Village Folk Museum & Park In-hwan Memorial House The Inje Mountain Village Folk Museum opened on October 8, 2003, to examine the history and tradition of Inje at a glance. The museum systematically preserves and exhibits the disappearing folk culture of Inje. It has two themes: “Life & Faith” and “Joys and Sorrows & Relaxation”. It is available from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and closed on public holidays and every Monday. Admission is free. Park In-hwan Memorial House is located right next to the Inje Mountain Village Folk Museum. This space is for admiring the spirit of Park In-hwan, a poet who was born in Inje. You can feel the nostalgia of the past through the exhibition room that recreates the space of the days when the poet Park In-hwan was writing poems. The main works of Park In-hwan, the representative poet of modernist poetry, include “If Times Flow” and “A Rocking Horse and a Lady.” Address: 50, Inje-ro 156beon-gil, Inje-eup, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do Phone: +82-33-462-2086 Website: http://mvfm.kr ■ Seeing the beautiful scenery of autumn in Korea at one stage: Hachu Natural Recreation Forest Hachu Natural Recreation Forest, managed by Inje Forestry Cooperative, consists of 11 condo-type buildings, including the Forest House and Forest Culture Rest Hall, conference rooms, restaurants, camping facilities, etc. Also, there are a 6km hiking trail and a 4km wellbeing tracking course. The tracking course leads to a field of wildflowers filled with about 30,000 flowers of 50 different species, such as daylily, spike speedwell, yellow iris, and fuji blue. Besides hiking trails where you can enjoy forest bathing, you can experience adventure leisure sports such as rafting, river bugging, and kayaking at Naerincheon, depending on the season and weather. Meanwhile, only a limited number of people can enter and use it through the online reservation, so it is essential to make the reservation in advance. Address: 686, Hachu-ro, Inje-eup, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do Phone: +82-33-461-0056 Website: https://bit.ly/3jBJJOr If you walk along the tracking course of Hachu Natural Recreation Forest, you can see the most Korean country road. Inje, in particular, is famous for producing vegetables in Korea, and since autumn is the season when the harvest is in full swing, you could see the farmers working. In Korea, Inje is famous for the small number of COVID-19 confirmed cases. Although there was a confirmed case entering the country through Incheon International Airport, a mass infection in Inje was previously blocked by quarantine measures. To this day, there has been no mass infection in Inje, and it is still on a good defense. ■ Meet the life of farmers and local food at Hachuri Mountain Village Located in Inje, Hachuri Mountain Village is a green village between Seoraksan and Naerincheon. It is at a high altitude of 250 to 600m above sea level and a mountain village centered in agriculture that mainly produces various highland vegetables, wild herbs, medicinal plants, and mushrooms like pine, oyster, and shiitake. Hachu Nature Experience School can be said to be the core building of the village. Through the remodeling into a living space, restaurant, and the space for experience programs, Hachu Nature Experience School has been able to offer not only experience programs but also accommodation. Experience programs include rafting, making natural soap and pain relief patches using wild grass, and making pottery. In case of accommodation facilities, in the past, they temporarily opened only in the summer. However, they are now available through reservation regardless of the season due to the reconstruction took place this fall. The complementary facilities, such as cafes and specialty stores, are also available at all times. Address: 187, Hachu-ro, Inje-eup, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do Phone: 070-4404-4481 Website: https://bit.ly/3kF1rlG ■ The center of motor sports hidden in the mountains: Inje Speedium In Inje, there is not only nature and tradition. Inje Speedium, Korea's first automobile theme park, is located deep in a mountain valley. Inje Speedium is the fourth official circuit following Yongin AMG Everland Speedway (1994), Taebaek Speedway (2003), and Yeongam Korea International Circuit (2010). Inje Speedium is the FIA Grade 2 circuit with a total area of 1.399,000㎡. As it is operated by BlueOne, a subsidiary of Taeyoung E&C, besides the circuit, hotels, condominiums, and various amenities are fully organized. The hotel has 134 rooms (seven floors and a basement), and the condo has 118 rooms (eight floors and a basement). You can see the circuit from almost all rooms, so it is possible to watch the races at your room. What’s more, there are various experiential viewing facilities such as a classic car museum, an ATV electric cart, a special exhibition hall for North Korea's cheer squad, a time gallery, an indoor playground, and a leisure cart. So Inje Speedium is loved by mainly family tourists. When there is no race, experience programs such as circuit cart, circuit safari, and circuit taxi are available. Address: 130, Sanghadap-ro, Girin-myeon, Inje-gun, Gangwon-do Phone: +82-1644-3366 Website: https://www.speedium.co.kr
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The Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of the Russian Helicopters holding (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has launched a certified process simulation facility in its premises. The facility works as a platform for interactive training by the principles of lean production, and was created at the enterprise as part of the Russian governmental project for improving labor productivity and employment. "Factory specialists were the first in the region to receive certificates and the right to train employees of enterprises participating in the Labor Productivity and Employment program." Opening of the process simulation facility at U-UAP was an result of effective interaction between the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Buryatia and the Russian Federal Center of Competences in Labor Efficiency, which provided methodological assistance in its creation", - pointed out the Managing Director of JSC U-UAP Leonid Belykh The training platform allows to conduct interactive workshop training for employees. The facility reproduces a real mechanical engineering production chain and simulates real production processes. The training format consists of eight-hour business game, in which a team of 15 people gets acquainted with methods for identifying losses and determining reserves in workflow optimisation. Its unique format allows the process simulation facility to quickly teach crucial skills associated with the lean production approach. The simulator provides an opportunity to consciously apply lean production tools to increase labor productivity, gain practical experience and knowledge about improvements in the production process that can affect the operational and economic performance of an enterprise. Modern enterprises are not only interested in maintaining the already achieved level of production, but also strive for increasing its efficiency. The certified trainers of the simulator are tasked to teach the employees to speed up their workflow processes and, in doing so, augment the potential of their department, workshop or factory.
Bellevue University President Dr. Mary Hawkins Selected by Mexican Embassy to Receive Prestigious Ohtli Award
BELLEVUE, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#OhtliAward--Bellevue University President Dr. Mary Hawkins has been named the 2020 recipient of the Ohtli Award, one of the highest awards given by the Government of Mexico to those who work with the Mexican community abroad. The Ohtli Award is presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves by dedicating their professional lives to advancing the prosperity of Mexican-American and Latino communities and opening pathways that improve the quality of life of the immigrant population. The term Ohtli refers to the Nahuatl word for “path” and acknowledges individuals outside of Mexico who have helped pave the way for others. Dr. Hawkins is one of the few non-Hispanic recipients of the Ohtli Award nationwide. She is being recognized for efforts to expand educational opportunities to benefit Mexican youth and adults and improve the quality of their work and family lives. “Dr. Mary Hawkins has walked the road, the path, always looking for ways to build bridges of support and understanding between diverse cultures,” said Guadalupe Sánchez Salazar, Head Consul of the Consulate of Mexico that serves both Nebraska and Iowa. Sánchez Salazar cited Dr. Hawkins’ ongoing advocacy for the Mexican and Hispanic communities, including spearheading outreach and scholarships for Omaha’s South Omaha Hispanic community; providing staffing for the Consulate’s Educational Orientation Window to help advance the Mexican community; and supporting IME-Becas, a Consulate scholarship program for Hispanic students living in the United States. The award will be presented to Dr. Hawkins on Sept. 15 during the Mexican Consulate’s virtual El Grito event celebrating Mexico’s Independence Day. Those who wish to participate in the event can do so by logging in to the event livestream on the Consulate’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ConsulmexOmaha. About the Mexican Consulate in Omaha Founded in 2001, the Mexican Consulate in Omaha serves the needs of Mexican citizens in Nebraska and southwest Iowa and provides a range of consular services, including issuing passports, assisting with visa applications and legalizing documents. The Consulate of Mexico in Omaha also provides Mexican citizens with guidance and information on issues related to healthcare, financial services, education and community engagement. The Consulate in Omaha is one of more than 50 representations of Mexico in the United States. About Bellevue University Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 50,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military-friendly and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). Contacts Cris Hay-Merchant Director, Strategic Communications Office: 402-557-7298; Cell: 402-933-4998 firstname.lastname@example.org
TAIMI Talks –The First Streaming in-app Event Featuring Top LGBTQ+ Celebrities, Athletes, and Models – Kicks Off on September 12th
With Alyssa Edwards, Blair Imani, Chris Mosier, Jason Wimberly, Ts Madison and Monique Heart as the headliners, TAIMI Talks – a live streaming event by the world’s largest LGBTQ+ platform – is set to lay the groundwork for regular meaningful and empowering discussions with the LGBTQ+ community worldwide. LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TAIMI, the world’s biggest LGBTQ+ platform that features a social network and dating app, is launching its flagship in-app live streaming series — TAIMI Talks. As part of its social mission to combat homophobia around the world and raise awareness about LGBTQ+ issues, TAIMI is focusing on bringing attention to hard-hitting subject matters while also providing entertaining content for the platform’s 8 million users. Top LGBTQ+ celebrities, athletes and influencers are set to take part in the event. As a part of their personal live streaming sessions, influential voices among LGBTQ+ community will share their personal stories, give advice on accepting yourself, and hold workshops to share the experience in their field of work. Alyssa Edwards, the star of Dancing Queen on Netflix and one of the most-known drag queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will host a dance class for all TAIMI users to join the event. Blair Imani, a writer, mental health advocate, and historian living at the intersections of Black, Queer, and Muslim identity, will reflect on personal experiences during TAIMI Talks. TAIMI Talks are also going to highlight subject matters that are at times uncomfortable to discuss out in the open. Chris Mosier, a transgender rights advocate and triathlete who is the first known out trans athlete to join a U.S. National Olympic team will talk about making progress in terms of cultural perceptions as well as activating legislative change. Adding some spice to TAIMI Talks is Ts Madison, a transgender woman of color who is an outspoken equal rights activist. Madison will be hosting an exclusive cooking lesson of her favorite recipes. Jason Wimberly, a celebrity trainer, model and television personality is sure to give out a few tips on keeping both physical and mental health in check. Supporting the message of loving yourself and living your life as your authentic self is Monique Heart, another familiar face from RuPaul’s Drag Race. TAIMI Founder Alex Pasykov, who is an avid supporter and an outspoken LGBTQ+ ally, believes TAIMI Talks are a reflection of the evolution TAIMI has undergone. “TAIMI Talks are all about connecting people during these tremendously difficult times,” says Pasykov. “It only makes sense for us to launch these flagship series right after TAIMI’s Pride-focused activities. TAIMI Talks have been a dream of mine for a while now, and I am really excited to see this event unfold!” The streams will be the first of its kind for TAIMI, but certainly this project will continue to evolve in the future. Diana Lysenko, TAIMI Influencer Marketing Team Lead, believes that TAIMI is the perfect platform for celebrities, activists and the media to utilize in order to get their message closer to LGBTQ+ audience. “TAIMI Talks are a project that will continue to grow. We want to showcase different voices from LGBTQ+ celebrities and activists around the world. I can honestly envision this event in French, Spanish, German, you name it. TAIMI Talks are definitely going to become a staple for LGBTQ+ people” TAIMI Talks are set to kick off on September 12th, 2020. The series will run throughout the weekend. TAIMI Talks will be available to all TAIMI users across the world. Get TAIMI HERE ABOUT TAIMI: TAIMI is the world’s largest LGBTQ+ platform that features a social network and dating app. TAIMI has several layers of verification, 24/7 profile moderation, around-the-clock live support, and PIN/Fingerprint/Face recognition. TAIMI has zero-tolerance for judgment, discrimination, hate or aggression. TAIMI is free and available to download in the App Store and Google Play. A subscription-based premium version is also available. OFFICIAL WEBSITE: taimi.com SOCIAL MEDIA: @taimiapp MEDIA KIT: Available upon request email@example.com Contacts Julia Sotska, +17028993848
XanPool Concludes US$4.3 Million Series Pre-A Financing
HONG KONG, Sep 11, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Hong Kong-based fintech startup XanPool (xanpool.com) is pleased to announce it has raised US$4.3 million in a Pre-A financing round led by blockchain technology and service provider OK Group, alongside Hashkey and Gumi Cryptos, to spearhead its infrastructure expansion into the eastern hemisphere.Xanpool's Jeffery Liu, CEO on Left, and Artem Ibragimov, CTO on Right. XanPool's payment infrastructure allows instant processing of traditional and cryptocurrencies without custody risk. Conventional crypto exchanges require long waiting times - several hours days to days - to clear deposits and withdrawals. Several high-profile exit scams in the space has led users to be wary of keeping substantial amounts of crypto-currency on an exchange. XanPool C2C software enables users to settles their crypto-currency to local-currency trades in seconds instead of hours, without taking custody of customer funds throughout the entire process. This is done by having users run XanPool's custom APIs, which are built into local payment solutions such as FPS in Hong Kong, IBFT in Pakistan, and InstaPay in the Philippines.Essentially, the C2C technology allows individuals and businesses to participate in market-making between cryptocurrencies and the local currency by "plugging" their financial infrastructure (such as bank accounts and e-wallets) into the XanPool network. They will then join an extensive C2C network of over 500 liquidity providers across the Asia Pacific region. XanPool currently has over 75,000 transacting users in over 8 South East Asian countries, and has plans to expand into Pakistan, Bangladesh, Russia, Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand in the coming two quarters. Commenting on the successful funding round, Estrella Du, a representative from OK Group's Investment Department, said: "The Eastern Hemisphere has seen massive adoption of digital payments; we think XanPool's first-principles reconsideration of crypto on and offboarding infrastructure can drive massive efficiency in the Asian ecosystem. OK Group is excited to partner with XanPool in building the next generation payment infrastructure."Jeffery Liu, Chief Executive Officer at XanPool, said, "Our aim is to build the most affordable infrastructure for the processing and of cryptocurrency, and routing of local currency; the money raised will allow us to expand beyond Southeast Asia and reach out to a wider group of users on the Eastern Hemisphere."XanPool's architecture has applications in cross-border payments as well, says Jeffrey. "Besides our geographical expansion, one of the focus areas for our next few quarters will be the traditional-online merchant payment space. Merchants across Asia are encumbered by legacy payments routing institutions, intermediaries, and infrastructure."Cryptocurrencies can enable instant, peer-to-peer cross-border routing and settlement, cutting out the middle men. Imagine a Pakistan merchant accepting Hong Kong dollars with FPS and receiving Rupees through IBFT within a few minutes." Daniel De Weyer, former Global Director at SWIFT, after having worked for over 20 years at SWIFT, has also joined the XanPool team as a Director. As such, Daniel will assist in and lead some of XanPool's geographic, and product expansion effort westwards. About XanPool XanPool software allows anyone to seamlessly enable Crypto to Fiat on or offboarding. Instantly executing and settling transactions without taking custody of customer funds. Our unique C2C software solution and liquidity network makes the onboarding and offboarding infrastructure in crypto much more user friendly, and resilient against existing infrastructure dependency (such as bank partners). We allow institutions and retail to on and off board regardless of their infrastructural limitations.XanPool analogizes its collective technology to a "SWIFT-like Network", but instead of taking days or weeks to settle, XanPool, using only more modern payment solutions with less overhead and risk, can settle similar transactions with a fraction of the cost, and speeds which are magnitudes faster, within seconds. Visit xanpool.com.Jeffery Liu, Chief Executive Officer at XanPool, is available for interviews. Media: Fred Tan, Marketing & PR ManagerEmail: Fred@XanPool.com & Support@XanPool.comPhone: +852 5334 3110 (WhatsApp only) Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com
Samtrade FX Signs Sponsorship Deal with EPL Team Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
LONDON, Sep 11, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Global trading platform Samtrade FX has inked a sponsorship deal with English Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club ("Wolverhampton Wanderers FC"), also known as the Wolves. The sponsorship will be for the current 2020/2021 season.Samtrade FX's latest agreement with the Wolves comes on the heels of the online trading brokerage's two-season sponsorship deal with English Football League team Cardiff City FC, inked in late August 2020. These recent deals are an indication of Samtrade FX's growing interest to expand into the European market.Samtrade FX's sponsorship deal with the Wolves is a digital asset partnership. As the Wolves' Official Forex and Online Financial Trading Partner, Samtrade FX will have its logo, branding, and corporate colours displayed prominently on pitch side LEDs during matches, as well as in the Wolves' social media campaigns.Samtrade FX founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sam Goh, commented on the partnership, "Following our recent sponsorship of the EFL's Bluebirds, we are excited to be sponsoring a prominent EPL team - the Wolves. This partnership with the Wolves further solidifies our global growth strategy, particularly in terms of growing our visibility within Europe.""We are optimistic that this deal will enable us to reach greater heights in our respective fields, and look forward to a fruitful partnership and journey together."Commenting on the sponsorship, Wolves General Manager for Marketing & Commercial Growth Russell Jones said: "We're delighted to be partnering with Samtrade FX as club's official Forex and online financial trading partner. Our ethos is centred around partnering with ambitious companies who share our challenger vision for global brand growth. As an award winning FX company with significant market share in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand, Samtrade FX are a perfect fit. In return, Samtrade FX will utilise the club's digital assets to expand their reach into Europe. On behalf of everyone at Wolves, I'd like to welcome Samtrade FX to the Wolves pack."The Wolves' emphasis on unity, best exemplified by its 'One Pack' fan mentality, resonates deeply with Samtrade FX. The latter was founded with the ethos, "for traders, by traders", and has a team of advisors and customer service staff that are committed towards supporting clients throughout their trading journey. This focus on community is an underlying similarity between the Wolves and Samtrade FX.Samtrade FX, an online foreign exchange ("forex") trading brokerage, was founded in 2015 with the clear objective of providing traders with safe, easy, and affordable access to foreign exchange markets. With a network of regional presence in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, the brokerage has progressively expanded its operations since its establishment.Samtrade FX also recently won "Best Trading Platform, Asia", "Best Forex Introducing Broker, Asia" and "Best FOREX ECN/STP Broker" at The London Trader Show 2020, which speaks to its strong reputation and credibility as recognised by the industry's top panel of experts and retail traders from around the world.ABOUT SAMTRADE FXSamtrade FX is an online trading brokerage that provides forex trading and other related services. It was founded with the objective of providing traders with safe, easy, and low-cost access to foreign exchange markets. Samtrade FX's founders and partners are all traders themselves and have extensive trading experience in forex and contract for differences trading. Its Advisory Board includes knowledgeable and experienced professionals who are able to provide clients with unrivalled professional advice.Samtrade FX is incorporated in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines under registered number 25290 IBC 2019 by the Registrar of International Business Companies, and is registered by the Financial Services Authority of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to carry on the business of dealing in securities as a Principal. Samtrade UK International Limited is an appointed representative registered with the Financial Conduct Authority, with FSR Number 929921.Media ContactCharles Ngcharles.firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright 2020 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com