Mekong Delta farmers switch to other crops in response to climate change

Apr 06, 2020 Picture:  HCM CITY — More farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have restructured their crop cultivation to adapt to the effects of climate change. The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, has faced severe drought and saline intrusion in recent years and local authorities have encouraged farmers to … Continue reading “Mekong Delta farmers switch to other crops in response to climate change”

FPT Joins Keidanren, Japan’s Largest Business Association

Apr 06, 2020 Picture:  HANOI, Vietnam — FPT has recently become a member of Keidanren, also known as Japan Business Association, in an attempt to strengthen ties with the Japanese Government and the local business community. Established in 1946, Keidanren has been the powerful voice of businesses in Japan with more than 1,400 members, ranging … Continue reading “FPT Joins Keidanren, Japan’s Largest Business Association”

CyberLink FaceMe® AI Facial Recognition Earns 99.7% Accuracy Rate, High Ranking on Industry-Leading NIST Leaderboard

Apr 06, 2020 TAIPEI, Taiwan — CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), a pioneer in AI and facial recognition technologies, announced its FaceMe® AI facial recognition engine has achieved prominent ranking on the NIST FRVT 1:1 (Facial Recognition Vender Test), known as the foremost authority on facial recognition precision within the industry and around the world. With FaceMe®’s … Continue reading “CyberLink FaceMe® AI Facial Recognition Earns 99.7% Accuracy Rate, High Ranking on Industry-Leading NIST Leaderboard”

Chemical Insights Partners With Duke University to Research Air Pollution Impacts on Asthmatic Children

Apr 06, 2020 Findings center around acute respiratory responses of school children ATLANTA — Chemical Insights, an Institute of Underwriters Laboratories, announced today the findings from its research collaboration with Duke University on the influence of outdoor and indoor air pollution on asthmatic children was published in JAMA Pediatrics, a journal of the American Medical … Continue reading “Chemical Insights Partners With Duke University to Research Air Pollution Impacts on Asthmatic Children”

Coping With the Coronavirus, Rambam Healthcare Campus in Israel Joins Forces With Elbit Systems to Deploy a Management & Control Technology

Apr 06, 2020 HAIFA, Israel, April 6, 2020 — The Rambam Healthcare Campus (“Rambam”) in Haifa, Israel starts operating EX-TEAMS, a cellular based management and control system that was jointly developed with Elbit Systems. EX-TEAMS is based on an Elbit Systems’ Command & Control (C2) technology that was repurposed in recent weeks for management and … Continue reading “Coping With the Coronavirus, Rambam Healthcare Campus in Israel Joins Forces With Elbit Systems to Deploy a Management & Control Technology”

Start-up Express returns for third edition

Apr 06, 2020 Picture:  Building connections, markets, partnerships and brand awareness 6 April 2020 – Start-up Express, a development programme launched by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in 2018, is returning for its third edition to help local start-ups build connections, explore markets, seek partners and enhance brand awareness. Through power meet-up sessions … Continue reading “Start-up Express returns for third edition”

How Southeast Asia’s Leading Flower Farm is Changing Women’s Lives in Central Highlands, Viet Nam

Apr 04, 2020 Picture:  Agribusiness is critical to economic development. In Asia and the Pacific, it can provide opportunities for women to find good jobs earning decent salaries. ADB partners with agribusiness companies like Hasfarm Holdings, Southeast Asia’s leading flower company, to open up new career paths for women. “In all our financings, we systematically … Continue reading “How Southeast Asia’s Leading Flower Farm is Changing Women’s Lives in Central Highlands, Viet Nam”

The first 140 healthcare beds are now ready – Stockholmsmässan continues building

Apr 03, 2020 Picture:  The first 140 healthcare beds in the external hospital at Stockholmsmässan have been completed and are ready to be inspected and put to use at 11:00 on Wednesday. Last week, 200 employees from Stockholmsmässan began building together with Region Stockholm and Locum. Today Stockholmsmässan is gearing up with an additional 50 … Continue reading “The first 140 healthcare beds are now ready – Stockholmsmässan continues building”

Looking to 2020: The rise of robots with a face and a name

Apr 03, 2020 Picture:  Humans have long sought to create robots that look like us. In 1495, Leonardo Da Vinci created a mechanical knight and more recently Hollywood movies have imagined robots that can speak, walk, and act as if they were humans. Recent technological advances are turning our imagination into reality, with robots now … Continue reading “Looking to 2020: The rise of robots with a face and a name”

92 organisations recruit talents in HKU Virtual Career Fair 2020

Apr 03, 2020 Picture:  The Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) organised its first ever online job fair, “HKU Virtual Career Fair 2020”, from 30 March to 1 April, 2020 for all current students and recent graduates. Over 1,500 graduate and internship vacancies were offered by … Continue reading “92 organisations recruit talents in HKU Virtual Career Fair 2020”

HKUMed research suggested surgical masks could prevent transmission of seasonal coronaviruses from symptomatic people

Apr 03, 2020 Picture:  Surgical face masks may be effective in preventing the transmission of seasonal coronaviruses and influenza virus from symptomatic individuals, based on a study conducted by researchers at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong … Continue reading “HKUMed research suggested surgical masks could prevent transmission of seasonal coronaviruses from symptomatic people”

Before the storm hits: WFP scheme helps poor communities cope with climate change

Apr 02, 2020 Picture:  WFP cash assistance in the Philippines helps communities prepare better and recover quicker Whether fighting COVID-19 or a natural disaster, emergency preparedness can save lives. Utilised correctly, it can also play a vital role in empowering some of the poorest communities of the world. For Lourdes Dilariarte of Pilar, Sorsogon Province … Continue reading “Before the storm hits: WFP scheme helps poor communities cope with climate change”

Before the Storm Hits

Apr 02, 2020 Picture:  WFP cash assistance in the Philippines helps communities prepare better and recover quicker Whether fighting COVID-19 or a natural disaster, emergency preparedness can save lives. Utilised correctly, it can also play a vital role in empowering some of the poorest communities of the world. For Lourdes Dilariarte of Pilar, Sorsogon Province … Continue reading “Before the Storm Hits”

Asia Warehousing Show 2020 (AWS) is postponed due to global impact of COVID -19 outbreak, New Exhibition Dates Announced

Apr 02, 2020 Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the 2020 AWS, has been postponed to December -02-04 at BITEC Manch Exhibitions Thailand organizer of Asia Warehousing Show (AWS) is postponing the three-day event, Asia’s premier exhibition for warehouse infrastructure, logistics and supply chain industry to … Continue reading “Asia Warehousing Show 2020 (AWS) is postponed due to global impact of COVID -19 outbreak, New Exhibition Dates Announced”

Vacuum manufacturer Leybold celebrates 170th birthday

Apr 01, 2020 Cologne, April 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– Traditionally, companies can only be sustainable if they are innovative. The vacuum specialist Leybold succeeded with its combination of tradition and innovation over the course of its history. With this in mind, Leybold is proud to honor this important milestone by celebrating its 170th birthday … Continue reading “Vacuum manufacturer Leybold celebrates 170th birthday”

AM alpha acquires portfolio with 25 residential properties in Tokyo

Apr 01, 2020 • Successful acquisition of new buildings in the 23 special wards of former Tokyo City • Asia-Pacific region remains the focus of further direct investments Munich, March 17, 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– The Munich-based family office AM alpha, which specializes in joint real estate investments with private and institutional investors, announces … Continue reading “AM alpha acquires portfolio with 25 residential properties in Tokyo”

IP Infusion Joins Okinawa Open Laboratory to Help Promote Next-Generation Networking Technologies

Apr 01, 2020 IP Infusion to verify white box solutions through vendor field trials TOKYO — IP Infusion, a leading provider of intelligent network software for telecom and data communications services, announced today that it has joined Okinawa Open Laboratory (OOL) to help further the adoption of disaggregated networking. IP Infusion will be working with … Continue reading “IP Infusion Joins Okinawa Open Laboratory to Help Promote Next-Generation Networking Technologies”

Modalis Obtains Access to Foundational CRISPR IP

Apr 01, 2020 Modalis Therapeutics and Editas Medicine conclude license TOKYO & CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Modalis Therapeutics Corporation (Modalis) today announced that the company has entered into a license agreement with Editas Medicine, Inc., under which Modalis has obtained a license to certain intellectual property that is controlled by Editas Medicine. Modalis is utilizing its … Continue reading “Modalis Obtains Access to Foundational CRISPR IP”

Robots Help to Fight Coronavirus Worldwide – International Federation of Robotics

Apr 01, 2020 FRANKFURT, Germany — Robots play an important role in fighting the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 around the globe. Disinfection robot UVD for example has been in high demand since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Chinese hospitals have ordered more than 2,000 UVD robots by Danish manufacturer Blue Ocean Robotics. They started to destroy viruses … Continue reading “Robots Help to Fight Coronavirus Worldwide – International Federation of Robotics”

Kurita Water Industries Announces Merger of Its U.S. Subsidiaries

Apr 01, 2020 Newly formed Kurita America aims to change how water treatment solutions are designed and delivered NAKANO-KU, Japan — Kurita Water Industries, (Kurita), a leading global provider of water treatment products and services, today announced the completion of the merger of its consolidated subsidiaries in the United States, including U.S. Water Services, Inc., … Continue reading “Kurita Water Industries Announces Merger of Its U.S. Subsidiaries”

Cabot Corporation Completes Acquisition of Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd (SUSN)

Apr 01, 2020 BOSTON — Cabot Corporation announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd (SUSN) for approximately $115 million. The business will be integrated into Cabot’s Performance Chemicals Segment. SUSN is a leading carbon nanotube (CNT) producer in China. The acquisition significantly strengthens Cabot’s market … Continue reading “Cabot Corporation Completes Acquisition of Shenzhen Sanshun Nano New Materials Co., Ltd (SUSN)”

Asia-Pacific Economies Hit Hard By Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 31, 2020 Picture:  The World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Economic Update, April 2020, illustrates the damage down by the coronavirus on Southeast Asia’s economies Asia-Pacific’s emerging economies are facing a sharp slowdown in growth this year and regional GDP could even contract if the impact of the coronavirus outbreak is prolonged, the World … Continue reading “Asia-Pacific Economies Hit Hard By Coronavirus Pandemic”

COVID-19 stoking xenophobia, hate and exclusion, minority rights expert warns

Mar 31, 2020 Picture:  Combatting the COVID-19 pandemic must also include stamping out what one independent human rights expert has called the “darker sides” of the disease: verbal and physical attacks against Chinese and other minority communities, and excluding them from access to healthcare. “COVID-19 is not just a health issue; it can also be … Continue reading “COVID-19 stoking xenophobia, hate and exclusion, minority rights expert warns”

Express lane for start-ups

Mar 31, 2020 Picture:  Hong Kong entrepreneurs have an opportunity to ramp up their network through the HKTDC’s “Start-up Express” programme. Technology is driving the rapid changes sweeping across the world and is itself evolving rapidly to help companies and people adapt to these changes – a vast, global virtuous circle. Many technologies have humble … Continue reading “Express lane for start-ups”

Innovation rules at BioJapan Expo

Mar 30, 2020 Picture:  With biotech offering famously narrow market windows, many manufacturers need to go to great lengths to remain truly competitive. 30 March 2020 Viewed as very much a new frontier, the defining characteristics of the biotechnology sector appear to be the sheer breadth of its potential applications and the need for in-depth … Continue reading “Innovation rules at BioJapan Expo”

Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2021 will start booking in late March

Mar 30, 2020 Picture:  SHANGHAI, March 30, 2020 — At the beginning of 2020, the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 has caught people off guard and disrupted everyone’s life. Under this sudden difficulty, flower industry also suffers a serious loss among all industries. However, people don’t finch but start mutual self-help actions to find ways … Continue reading “Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2021 will start booking in late March”

Heimtextil celebrates its anniversary: the 50th edition of the world-leading trade fair with a major focus on sustainability

Mar 29, 2020 Picture:  Half a century shaped by textile design: for the 50th time, Heimtextil will bring together the international home textiles industry. From 7-10 January 2020, 2952 companies from 65 countries will present their innovations at the world’s largest trade fair for home and contract textiles.* ‘There is hardly any other trade fair … Continue reading “Heimtextil celebrates its anniversary: the 50th edition of the world-leading trade fair with a major focus on sustainability”

Elevating Industry Knowledge to Attract More International Meetings to Malaysia

Mar 29, 2020 Picture:  KUALA LUMPUR –( ASIA TODAY )– The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) annual Association Seminar this year brought together local association executives, industry partners and industry experts to an interactive forum to exchange knowledge and share international best practices on delivering successful meetings, and to keep abreast with growing trends, … Continue reading “Elevating Industry Knowledge to Attract More International Meetings to Malaysia”

How Covid-19 Reveals the True Leader

Mar 28, 2020 Picture:  As a young professional, I can clearly remember what my former boss once told me: “as a CEO, finding solutions in times of crisis is what I’m actually paid for”. This resonates strongly, now more than ever. Leaders, whether in the home, in communities, in organisations or in countries, are now … Continue reading “How Covid-19 Reveals the True Leader”

​NTU scientists develop handheld, high-resolution medical imaging device with potential for bedside scanning

Mar 27, 2020 Picture:  Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed the prototype of a handheld medical imaging device that can produce images down to resolutions of 1 to 2 micrometres. This is detailed enough to spot the first signs of tumours in specific cells and is about 100 times higher resolution … Continue reading “​NTU scientists develop handheld, high-resolution medical imaging device with potential for bedside scanning”

Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals

Mar 27, 2020 Picture:  The people and government of the US state of Hawaii will reach “beyond the possible” to make the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality; The SDGs are a set of targets agreed by countries around the world to reduce poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all, by … Continue reading “Reaching ‘beyond the possible’ in Hawaii to meet sustainability goals”

Migrants in Hawaii care for the elderly, the aloha way

Mar 27, 2020 Picture:  Migrants are playing an increasingly important role in the provision of health care around the world. The number of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who move from developing countries to take up posts in developed countries is expected to rise as the global population of older persons and children continues … Continue reading “Migrants in Hawaii care for the elderly, the aloha way”

HCM City to check motorcycle exhaust emissions from next month

Mar 27, 2020 Picture:  HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Transport has decided to begin checking exhaust emissions in motorcycles from next month on a test basis. An MOU – signed between the department and the Institute of Transport Science and Technology and the Vietnam Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers earlier this week – … Continue reading “HCM City to check motorcycle exhaust emissions from next month”

EV carmaker Xpeng Motors acquired production plants to boost output and launch more models

Mar 27, 2020 Picture:  Mar 23, 2020 (China Knowledge) – Company’s insiders revealed yesterday that Zhaoqing Xpeng New Energy Investment Co., Ltd. (referred as “Xpeng”) has acquired Guangdong Fudi Automobile Co., Ltd. (referred as “Fudi”). With this acquisition, Zhaoqing Xpeng’s factory will have the production qualification and full manufacturing facilities to produce its Xpeng brand … Continue reading “EV carmaker Xpeng Motors acquired production plants to boost output and launch more models”

CG Oncology Announces License and Commercialization Agreement with Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for CG0070 in Japan and Other Asian Countries

Mar 27, 2020 – Kissei Gains Regional License to CG0070 for Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Other Asian Countries With the Exception of China – – Deal Valued at Up to $140 Million Plus Royalties, Including a $10 Million Licensing Fee and $30 Million Equity Investment – IRVINE, Calif. — CG Oncology, Inc. has announced … Continue reading “CG Oncology Announces License and Commercialization Agreement with Kissei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for CG0070 in Japan and Other Asian Countries”

Autodoc donates EUR 50,000 for coronavirus research

Mar 27, 2020 Picture:  Berlin-based company sets standards for commitment BERLIN — Autodoc, Europe’s largest online retailer of car spare parts, is donating EUR 50,000 to the Stiftung Universitätsmedizin Essen foundation to support the fight against COVID-19. The researchers are studying the biology of the virus together with Chinese colleagues in a laboratory in Wuhan, … Continue reading “Autodoc donates EUR 50,000 for coronavirus research”

UnionPay International and Prabhu Bank joint launch special offers for financial services

Mar 27, 2020 KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 27, 2020 — UnionPay International announces today its collaboration with Prabhu Bank of Nepal to launch special offers for cash withdrawal and mobile/online/card payments for this crucial period of time. From today, customers with UnionPay debit cards issued by Prabhu Bank are able to enjoy three-fold benefits: First, no … Continue reading “UnionPay International and Prabhu Bank joint launch special offers for financial services”

Airbnb to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders

Mar 27, 2020 Picture:  New global initiative will provide free or subsidized housing for healthcare professionals, relief workers, and first responders, typically closer to where they are working Airbnb Hosts can opt in to provide homes that follow new cleanliness protocols based on recommendations from medical experts Airbnb is partnering with the International Federation of … Continue reading “Airbnb to Help Provide Housing to 100,000 COVID-19 Responders”

Smart F&B Platform iCHEF Helps Restaurants Succeed

Mar 26, 2020 Picture:  Since iCHEF was created eight years ago, the system has helped more than 7,000 restaurants survive in a fast-paced and fickle market by boosting management efficiency and optimizing service. At the same time, their skillful use of social media helps build customer loyalty. “Taiwan’s 140,000 restaurant owners generate annual sales worth … Continue reading “Smart F&B Platform iCHEF Helps Restaurants Succeed”

Singapore To Boost Virus-Hit Economy With $33-Billion Emergency Package

Mar 26, 2020 Picture:  The Singapore government has earmarked another 48 billion Singapore dollars ($33.2billion) to support its businesses and households after official preliminary estimates showed the Southeast Asian economy shrinking by more than expected in the first quarter of this year as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The additional spending on stimulus came … Continue reading “Singapore To Boost Virus-Hit Economy With $33-Billion Emergency Package”

Intelligence Node Wins 2020 Aegis Graham Bell Innovation in Data Science Award

Mar 26, 2020 MUMBAI, India — Retail analytics and pricing intelligence leader Intelligence Node today announced it was honored by the Aegis School of Business, Data Science, Cyber Security and Telecommunication with the Aegis Graham Bell Innovation in Data Science Award. The award is designed to promote technology innovation and reward exceptional contributions by innovators. … Continue reading “Intelligence Node Wins 2020 Aegis Graham Bell Innovation in Data Science Award”

Promoting Education Services Trade in ASEAN Proves to Be Stimulating Regional Economic Growth – Says ASEAN-Japan Centre

Mar 26, 2020 TOKYO — Education services is one of three social services1 subject to study by the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC) for promoting social services trade. The key economic task of education services is to build human capital meeting skill requirements of labor markets, for increasing productivity and competitiveness and, consequently, for stimulating economic growth, … Continue reading “Promoting Education Services Trade in ASEAN Proves to Be Stimulating Regional Economic Growth – Says ASEAN-Japan Centre”

Hong Kong Science Park Virtual Career Expo Attracting 15,000 Visitations from Worldwide I&T Talent for 1,100+ Jobs Available

Mar 26, 2020 Picture:  I&T multinational companies, trailblazing startups, industry experts and experienced recruiters to share insights on the exciting opportunities with candidates HONG KONG — Hosted by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), Hong Kong Science Park Virtual Career Expo 2020 (The Expo) is hosting more than 1,100 jobs from 160 tech … Continue reading “Hong Kong Science Park Virtual Career Expo Attracting 15,000 Visitations from Worldwide I&T Talent for 1,100+ Jobs Available”

ProWine Asia (Singapore) to be postponed to March 2021

Mar 26, 2020 SINGAPORE, March 26, 2020 — The 3rd edition of ProWine Asia (Singapore) scheduled for 13-16 July 2020 will be postponed to 2-5 March 2021. The region’s leading wines and spirits trade fair, ProWine Asia (Singapore) is jointly organised by Messe Duesseldorf Asia and Informa Markets, and will co-locate once again with FHA-Food … Continue reading “ProWine Asia (Singapore) to be postponed to March 2021”

Striking lack of progress on environmental SDGs in Asia-Pacific, reveals new UN report

Mar 26, 2020 Picture:  Bangkok (ESCAP news) – There is overwhelming evidence that the Asia-Pacific region needs to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and substantially reverse current negative trends, especially those which are depleting and degrading its environmental resources, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Economic and … Continue reading “Striking lack of progress on environmental SDGs in Asia-Pacific, reveals new UN report”

FHA-HoReCa postpones July event

Mar 26, 2020 Organiser Informa Markets makes decision given the global situation surrounding COVID-19 Singapore, 26 March 2020 –( ASIA TODAY )– Informa Markets has announced today that FHA-HoReCa, one of the world’s leading industry events serving the hotel, restaurant and café sectors, will be postponed to a later date, given the effects of the … Continue reading “FHA-HoReCa postpones July event”

PharmaExcipients China 2020 to be held at SNIEC from June 22-24

Mar 25, 2020 Opportunities for excipient industry via New & Complex R&D SHANGHAI, March 25, 2020 — CPhI China launched the PharmaExcipients China in 2013, which has grown rapidly into a one-stop high-end trade exchange platform. The exhibition will be hosted at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from June 22-24, 2020 and gather … Continue reading “PharmaExcipients China 2020 to be held at SNIEC from June 22-24”

Tokyo-Based Phybbit, Ltd., Becomes the First Asian Vendor To Be Globally Certified Against Fraud by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG)

Mar 25, 2020 SpiderAF and SHARED BLACKLIST are committed to providing world class services to eradicate ad fraud. TOKYO, March 25, 2020 — Tokyo-based Phybbit, Ltd., developer of SpiderAF anti-advertising fraud software, has become the first vendor anywhere in Asia to be globally Certified Against Fraud by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), an international advertising … Continue reading “Tokyo-Based Phybbit, Ltd., Becomes the First Asian Vendor To Be Globally Certified Against Fraud by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG)”

Samsung Introduces Industry’s First All-in-One Power ICs Optimized for Wireless Earbuds

Mar 24, 2020 The new PMICs integrate multiple discrete components in one chip to make room for longer battery life and more efficient designs in today’s True Wireless Stereo devices SEOUL, South Korea — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced the industry’s first all-in-one power management integrated circuits … Continue reading “Samsung Introduces Industry’s First All-in-One Power ICs Optimized for Wireless Earbuds”

Elliptic Labs Launches a New Design Win for Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro Smartphone

Mar 24, 2020 OSLO, Norway — In the race to roll out modern, feature-rich smartphones, China’s giant Xiaomi has once again utilized Virtual Smart Sensors from Elliptic Labs to help Xiaomi deliver innovative smartphones, as seen in its new Redmi K30 Pro smartphone. Elliptic Labs today announced that this new mid-range phone from Xiaomi’s Redmi … Continue reading “Elliptic Labs Launches a New Design Win for Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro Smartphone”