Baikonur Cosmodrome Getting Ready for Last Launch of Russian Rocket With Ukrainian Parts

“Baikonur Cosmodrome has begun preparing equipment … of the launch system for the last start of the Soyuz-FG rocket with Ukrainian components in the launch vehicle’s steering system”, the agency’s press service said. The launch of the rocket carrying a Soyuz-MS15 spacecraft with the next crew for the International Space Station is scheduled on 25 … Continue reading “Baikonur Cosmodrome Getting Ready for Last Launch of Russian Rocket With Ukrainian Parts”

West Seeking to Oust Russia From Gas Market in Traditions of Trade War – German Lawmaker

The recent EU decision to curtail Russian Gazprom’s access to OPAL pipeline capacity is political in nature, and thus the West is seeking to partially oust Russia from the market in line with the traditions of the trade war and discredit it as a gas supplier, German lawmaker and Chairman of the German-Russian Parliamentary Friendship … Continue reading “West Seeking to Oust Russia From Gas Market in Traditions of Trade War – German Lawmaker”

elumeo SE: Another lawsuit against Berlin jewelry trading group / Shareholders speak of “destruction” of subsidiary PWK – Norwegian Pension Fund reviews investment in elumeo SE

BERLIN, GERMANY / CHANTHABURI, THAILAND – EQS Newswire – 13 September 2019 – The problems of the Berlin jewelry retailer elumeo SE (the owner of Juwelo TV), which has been caught in the negative headlines, are on the increase: an action for annulment and rescission could render null and void the resolutions passed at the … Continue reading “elumeo SE: Another lawsuit against Berlin jewelry trading group / Shareholders speak of “destruction” of subsidiary PWK – Norwegian Pension Fund reviews investment in elumeo SE”

Global technology leaders work with NTUC LearningHub to help Singaporeans upskill for the digital age

1.   SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 13 SEP 2019 – NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) and Skills Future Singapore (SSG) will partner with global technology leaders Avast, LinkedIn and Shopee, who will provide additional training content for the SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace programme delivered by NTUC LHUB. 2.   SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace is a SkillsFuture initiative … Continue reading “Global technology leaders work with NTUC LearningHub to help Singaporeans upskill for the digital age”

SATS And DHL Join Forces to Enhance Digital Integrated Supply Chain for Airlines

50 Years DHL In 2019 DHL is celebrating 50 years since the company’s founding by three entrepreneurs in San Francisco in 1969. DHL began as a disruptor to the traditional delivery industry, circumventing bureaucracy with an innovative new service to deliver documents by air overnight. Since then, DHL has grown into a globe-spanning family of … Continue reading “SATS And DHL Join Forces to Enhance Digital Integrated Supply Chain for Airlines”

Hong Kong Culture Festival 2019 ‘Oriental Impressions’ Promotes Cultural Exchange

HONG KONG, CHINA –  Media OutReach  – 13 September 2019 – The fifth edition of “Hong Kong Culture Festival”, organised by Intangible Cultural Heritage Earthpulse Society and supported by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will take place from September till November 2019. The press conference of Hong Kong Culture Festival 2019 was held on September 12 at … Continue reading “Hong Kong Culture Festival 2019 ‘Oriental Impressions’ Promotes Cultural Exchange”

Moscow to Contend in Five Categories in 26th Annual World Travel Awards

The Russian capital city of Moscow has been nominated for the world’s most prestigious awards programme in the tourism industry, the World Travel Awards, according to the official site of the Moscow government and mayor. The city is a nominee in five categories at once. These include World’s Leading City Destination, World’s Leading Cultural City … Continue reading “Moscow to Contend in Five Categories in 26th Annual World Travel Awards”

Russian Foreign Ministry Confirms Presidential Envoy Met Taliban Delegates in Moscow

“Russian Presidential Special Representative for Afghanistan, Director of the Second Asian Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov received the Taliban delegation in Moscow”, the ministry said. “The Russian side emphasized the need to resume talks between the United States and the Taliban… The Taliban, in turn, reaffirmed its readiness to continue dialogue with … Continue reading “Russian Foreign Ministry Confirms Presidential Envoy Met Taliban Delegates in Moscow”

At Least 4 Soldiers Injured as Ammunition Depot Explodes in Kazakhstan – Officials

According to Kazakhstan’s Defence Ministry, the injured soldiers were all transported to a military hospital. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident. On 24 June, the ammunition depot burst into flame, killing three people. Residents of Arys were evacuated over the incident and were not allowed to return home for five days. “A … Continue reading “At Least 4 Soldiers Injured as Ammunition Depot Explodes in Kazakhstan – Officials”

Zelenskyy Says ‘Cautious’ About Idea of Peacekeepers in Eastern Ukraine

“I am very cautious about this topic of peacekeepers in the Donbass. I know that the previous government discussed these issues and the structure for putting in place a peacekeeping mission. I do not want an Abkhazia or Transnistria scenario for Donbass … Until now I have not touched upon this topic, we are not … Continue reading “Zelenskyy Says ‘Cautious’ About Idea of Peacekeepers in Eastern Ukraine”

Indian Court Censures State Govt. over Political Hoardings after Young Woman’s Death

The censure came a day after a 23-year-old female techie was run over by a lorry. The truck was hit by a collapsing banner put up by the State’s ruling party AIADMK (All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam). A two-judge bench of the High Court firmly asked the State’s attorney general: “How many more litres of human … Continue reading “Indian Court Censures State Govt. over Political Hoardings after Young Woman’s Death”

Qatar Airways Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival in the Skies with Mooncakes across China and Asia-Pacific

About Qatar Airways Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is celebrating more than 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 160 business and leisure destinations on board a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft. The world’s fastest-growing airline has added a number of exciting new … Continue reading “Qatar Airways Celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival in the Skies with Mooncakes across China and Asia-Pacific”

Kremlin Aware of Money Laundering Case Against Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation

The Kremlin is aware of an investigation against the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), but it has not heard any statements by its founder Alexei Navalny, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. “As of now, we are not familiar with these [Navalny’s] statements”, Peskov said when asked to comment on Navalny’s statement about searches at the FBK, whose … Continue reading “Kremlin Aware of Money Laundering Case Against Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation”

Indian Prime Minister Applauds Bollywood Team for its ‘Plastic-Free’ Initiative

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has applauded the re-make team for going “plastic-free” on the set of the film. Lauding the efforts of the film’s cast and crew, Modi tweeted to the male lead of the movie Varun Dhawan on Thursday calling it a “superb gesture”. Superb gesture by the team of #CoolieNo1! Happy to … Continue reading “Indian Prime Minister Applauds Bollywood Team for its ‘Plastic-Free’ Initiative”

Lavrov Says War in Syria Ended, Points Out Need to Overcome Crisis in Country

“The war in Syria has really come to an end. The country is gradually returning to a normal, peaceful life. Some hotspots of tensions remain in the territories that are not controlled by the Syrian government, such as Idlib and the eastern bank of the Euphrates,” Lavrov said in an interview with the Trud newspaper. … Continue reading “Lavrov Says War in Syria Ended, Points Out Need to Overcome Crisis in Country”

Russia’s Soyuz Rocket to Launch Indian Earth Imaging Satellite in 2020

An agreement has been signed by Russia’s GK Launch Services, an operator of Soyuz-2 commercial launches from Russian spaceports, to launch an Indian satellite via Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome space centre. It will be launched in 2020.  “Pixxel has signed a launch contract with GK Launch Services for its first tech demo mission … Continue reading “Russia’s Soyuz Rocket to Launch Indian Earth Imaging Satellite in 2020”

Sumitomo Chemical Chooses Workday to Bring HR Vision to Life

Workday Human Capital Management to Optimise Human Resource Utilisation and Management SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 12 September 2019 – Sumitomo Chemical has selected Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to help achieve key human resource (HR) elements enshrined in its new corporate management plan. Sumitomo Chemical will deploy the cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) application to drive business … Continue reading “Sumitomo Chemical Chooses Workday to Bring HR Vision to Life”

Refinitiv helps unlock global capital markets for a growing number of central banks, with $1trillion facilitated so far

Eikon Auctions are used by central banks around the world as customers respond to ability to complete auctions quickly, transparently and compliantly across multiple asset classes and workflows. SINGAPORE/LONDON – Media OutReach – 11 September 2019 – Refinitiv recently reached a key milestone for its Eikon Auctions service, having helped facilitate over $1trillion for its central bank and large corporate … Continue reading “Refinitiv helps unlock global capital markets for a growing number of central banks, with $1trillion facilitated so far”

Silver Ring Route Users to Get Tourist Passports from Leningrad Region Authorities

The regional Tourism Committee unveiled the tourist passport at the September 9-13 Saint Petersburg Travel Hub international tourism forum. The event is taking place alongside the main program of the 23rd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organisation. “The tourist passport is a personalised souvenir booklet containing information about landmarks in all … Continue reading “Silver Ring Route Users to Get Tourist Passports from Leningrad Region Authorities”

Russian officials admit nuclear war can be possible

The state of affairs in the field of strategic stability in the world continues to deteriorate. There is a potential risk for a nuclear war to break out, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov said. According to Ryabkov, the risk for a nuclear war to break out prevails even if parties have … Continue reading “Russian officials admit nuclear war can be possible”

Galileo Platforms Appoints Simon Copley To Board As Independent Director

HONG KONG – Media OutReach – 11 September 2019 – Galileo Platforms Limited (Galileo Platforms), an insurance technology company using blockchain to revolutionise the sector, today announced the appointment of Simon Copley to the Board of Directors as an independent director. Mr. Copley is the first independent director to join the Galileo Platforms board. Based in Hong Kong, … Continue reading “Galileo Platforms Appoints Simon Copley To Board As Independent Director”

Videos: Rocket Sirens Sound Off in Southern Israel Following IDF Strikes on Gaza

Rocket sirens sounded in the coastal Israeli kibbutz of Zikim, which sits just two miles from the border with Gaza, and Iron Dome air defense systems were activated, according to an Israel Defense Forces statement. Video shot in southern Israel showed the Iron Dome missiles intercepting the incoming rockets. יפעת בן שושן תיעדה את היירוטים … Continue reading “Videos: Rocket Sirens Sound Off in Southern Israel Following IDF Strikes on Gaza”

New Russian Drones Track Targets by Cell Phone Signal – Report

Russian Orlan drones included in the Leer-3 electronic warfare complex track a cell phone subscriber by their device’s signal, whether or not the phone is in call mode or even if it is switched off, Russian media reported Wednesday, citing the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to reports, the Leer system has been tested this … Continue reading “New Russian Drones Track Targets by Cell Phone Signal – Report”

Exculsive: Thunes – A Company That Raised $10 Million in a Series A Round Funding by Providing Grab and Paytm Solutions for Cross-border E-payment

A KPMG report pointed out that nearly 73% adults in southeast Asia do not have a bank account, and only one third of the small and medium sized companies are eligible to loan and have credit line. The absence of traditional financial services has provided a large market space for the rapidly-rising financial technology sector … Continue reading “Exculsive: Thunes – A Company That Raised $10 Million in a Series A Round Funding by Providing Grab and Paytm Solutions for Cross-border E-payment”

India Capable of Tackling Terrorism on Its Own; Has Done in Past, Will Do Again – PM Modi

Modi said that in the past, India has shown its willingness to strike terror elements in their dens and would do it again. Addressing a public function in Mathura, 200 kilometres south of the national capital New Delhi, he urged the world community to take a pledge and stand up against those who give shelter … Continue reading “India Capable of Tackling Terrorism on Its Own; Has Done in Past, Will Do Again – PM Modi”

Fakih IVF Extends Support to All Women Battling PCOS

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 September 2019, (AETOSWire) : Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is among the most common causes of infertility among women in the UAE. In order to address this issue, during the ‘PCOS Awareness Month’ in September, Fakih IVF is looking to reach out to all women by providing them with services that … Continue reading “Fakih IVF Extends Support to All Women Battling PCOS”

The Russian Export Center becomes a BIOTECHMED 2019 General Partner

Global cooperation, development of international relations, medical services exports, and government measures to support Russian business will be on the agenda of the fourth annual biotech forum BIOTECHMED (Gelendzhik, September 16-17, 2019). The Russian Export Center will be supporting the event as a General Partner. Global cooperation, development of international relations, medical services exports, and … Continue reading “The Russian Export Center becomes a BIOTECHMED 2019 General Partner”

Russia-ASEAN Trade Turnover Increases by 7 Percent – Moscow

“According to the 2018 data, the trade turnover between Russia and ASEAN amounted to $19.8 billion, an increase of 7 percent compared to the previous year”, Oreshkin told reporters. The minister was heading the Russian delegation, which on Monday and Tuesday participated in the Russia-ASEAN ministerial meeting on economic issues and the East Asia Summit, … Continue reading “Russia-ASEAN Trade Turnover Increases by 7 Percent – Moscow”

CIA Spy Extracted From Russia Sent Information ‘For Decades,’ New York Times Claims

A CIA source whom the US intelligence service allegedly extracted from Russia in 2017 was recruited decades ago, The New York Times reported Monday. The man was recruited while he was still a “midlevel official,” the report says. Shortly after recruitment, the man began to “rapidly” advance in the ranks until he landed an “influential … Continue reading “CIA Spy Extracted From Russia Sent Information ‘For Decades,’ New York Times Claims”

Russia waves off threat of default and financial blackmail

Russia has weaned off the threat of default by fully securing possible lump payments on its public debt. In doing so, Russia has also waved off the threat of political blackmail through sanctions. For the first time since 2014, Russia’s net government debt has fallen below zero into the negative zone. This became possible owing … Continue reading “Russia waves off threat of default and financial blackmail”

Developing New Blue Sea Market for Tourism; First-Ever Taipei City Participation in Russia International Travel Fair

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Media OutReach – 10 September 2019 – OTDYKH LEISURE 2019 (25th International Trade Fair for Travel & Tourism) is being held at the Expocentre Fairgrounds in Moscow from September 10 to 12. Taipei City has made the Taipei Lantern Festival the theme for its pavilion, and is matching special local culinary treats with a … Continue reading “Developing New Blue Sea Market for Tourism; First-Ever Taipei City Participation in Russia International Travel Fair”

Ten T-80 Tanks Deployed to Russian Pacific Fleet to Bolster Marine Forces

The press service for Russia’s Eastern Military District announced on Tuesday that the Naval Infantry unit of the Pacific Fleet had received ten T-80BV tanks.The head of the press service’s information department Nikolai Voskresensky noted that the battle machines had arrived in Vladivostok, where trained crews would start testing them.“The Naval Infantry Unit of the … Continue reading “Ten T-80 Tanks Deployed to Russian Pacific Fleet to Bolster Marine Forces”

Syrian Authorities Restore Large Food Market in Aleppo’s Centre

During the fighting for control over the economic hub of Syria, which ended in late 2016 with the victory of Syrian troops, the Souq al-Hal was the front line of defence for one of the anti-government groups. The militants looted the entire complex of the market, while some of the market’s pavilions were used as … Continue reading “Syrian Authorities Restore Large Food Market in Aleppo’s Centre”

Europe Cannot Be Stable Without Clarity in Relations With Russia – French Foreign Minister

“We need to act together toward progressive restoration of strategic stability in Europe in order to lay ground for this new architecture of trust and security, as the European continent will never be stable, will never be secure if there is not utmost clarity in relations with Russia,” Le Drian said at a joint press … Continue reading “Europe Cannot Be Stable Without Clarity in Relations With Russia – French Foreign Minister”

India to Launch Another Lunar Probe to ‘Dark Side of Moon’ in Early 2020s With Japan

The Japanese embassy in New Delhi confirmed on Monday said the two country’s space agencies will launch a lunar probe in the early 2020s. “JAXA and ISRO are planning a Japan-India joint lunar polar exploration that will be launched in early 2020s”, the embassy said in a statement issued on the Vikram Lander that has … Continue reading “India to Launch Another Lunar Probe to ‘Dark Side of Moon’ in Early 2020s With Japan”

CUHK Business School Research Reveals How Labour Power Shapes Corporate Payout Policy

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 9 September 2019 – Research shows work forces trying to limit dividends are most successful in nations with broader collective bargaining and effective labour law enforcement. Existing research shows that corporate payout policies are greatly influenced by the legal protection of shareholders and creditors. Yet in the past, less attention … Continue reading “CUHK Business School Research Reveals How Labour Power Shapes Corporate Payout Policy”

Pompeo Says US Forces Won’t Leave Afghanistan Without Peace Deal

In an interview on Sunday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Taliban had “tried to gain negotiating advantage by conducting terror attacks inside the country.”  “We’re going to walk away from a deal if others try to use violence to achieve better ends in a negotiation,’’ he added. Pompeo and other administration officials … Continue reading “Pompeo Says US Forces Won’t Leave Afghanistan Without Peace Deal”

JP Morgan Creates ‘Volfefe Index’ to Track Effect of Trump’s Tweets on Financial Markets

The index was named after Trump’s infamous and still mysterious “covfefe” tweet,  and according to JP Morgan it explains a measurable fraction of the moves in implied rate volatility for 2-year and 5-year Treasurys. “This makes rough sense as much of the president’s tweets have been focused on the Federal Reserve, and as trade tensions … Continue reading “JP Morgan Creates ‘Volfefe Index’ to Track Effect of Trump’s Tweets on Financial Markets”

‘It Really Hurt’: Jennifer Lopez Says Stripping ‘One of Hardest Things’ She’s Had to Do for a Role

Trained dancer though she may be, actress JLo has admitted that stripping is hard work. Speaking at Toronto International Film Festival on the eve of the world premiere of her film Hustlers, which took place at the TIFF on 7 September, Jennifer Lopez — who’s also one of the film’s producers — opened up about … Continue reading “‘It Really Hurt’: Jennifer Lopez Says Stripping ‘One of Hardest Things’ She’s Had to Do for a Role”

Russia’s Gold Reserves Scale New Highs in Growing Shift From US Dollar

Russia’s gold bullion stockpiles are now worth $109.5 billion, according to the latest figures from the country’s central bank, on the back of a push to steer growing international reserves away from the US dollar. Data released by the Central Bank of Russia (CBR) on Friday shows Russia augmented its stockpile of the precious metal … Continue reading “Russia’s Gold Reserves Scale New Highs in Growing Shift From US Dollar”

BEAM Plus New Buildings v2.0 Officially Launched

An Upgraded Green Building Rating Tool in Response to Evolving Industry Development A Hundred Industry Professionals Attended the Ceremony in Support of the Launch HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 5 September 2019 – The Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and BEAM Society Limited (BSL) are pleased to announce the official launch of BEAM Plus New Buildings … Continue reading “BEAM Plus New Buildings v2.0 Officially Launched”

Workday Announces Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Financial Results

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures To provide investors and others with additional information regarding Workday’s results, we have disclosed the following non-GAAP financial measures: non-GAAP operating income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) per share. Workday has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP … Continue reading “Workday Announces Fiscal 2020 Second Quarter Financial Results”

StreetScooter to enter Chinese market

Deutsche Post subsidiary StreetScooter and automobile manufacturer Chery Holding Group sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to begin local production, sourcing and development of last-mile electric light commercial vehicles (eLCV) specially tailored to the Chinese market and potentially selected other countries The MoU is part of an economic agreement reached during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s trip … Continue reading “StreetScooter to enter Chinese market”

Sunway Medical Centre opens new hospital in Sunway Velocity

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 6 September2019 – The latest Sunway Medical Centre facility has opened its doors in the integrated development of Sunway Velocity. Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (SMVC)is a comprehensive tertiary care private hospital which will provide a range of facilities, amenities and services to the Cheras and KL South communities.These include inpatient … Continue reading “Sunway Medical Centre opens new hospital in Sunway Velocity”

Trump Says Cancelled Talks with Taliban After they Admitted to Terror Attack in Kabul

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he canceled the meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani as well as the Taliban movement’s leadership over recent deadly terrorist attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul. On Friday, a source said that Ghani was going to visit Washington on Saturday accompanied by a 13-member … Continue reading “Trump Says Cancelled Talks with Taliban After they Admitted to Terror Attack in Kabul”

Australia’s Ex-Prime Minister Abbott Blasts Migrants ‘Swarming’ to Europe, Lauds Hungary’s Population Policy

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has heaped praise on the anti-immigration policy of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban while warning a demographic conference in Europe about “military age” male immigrants “swarming” the continent, reported The Guardian. The former Australian Prime Minister’s lecture at the Budapest forum: “Immigration: What Europe can learn from Australia,” was … Continue reading “Australia’s Ex-Prime Minister Abbott Blasts Migrants ‘Swarming’ to Europe, Lauds Hungary’s Population Policy”

AM Best Upgrades IGI Ratings to A

HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)– Rating agency AM Best has upgraded the financial strength and credit rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “a” from “a-” of International General Insurance Co Ltd., (IGICL) (Bermuda) and International General Insurance Company (UK) Limited (IGIUK) (United Kingdom). The outlook of these … Continue reading “AM Best Upgrades IGI Ratings to A”

Third Party Risk Control Platform Ice Kredit Raised ¥335 Million in a Series Pre-C Round Funding Led by Guohe Capital

Third party risk control platform Ice Kredit raised ¥335 million in a series Pre-C round funding led by Guohe Capital of Shanghai International Group and followed by Yunqi Venture Capital. The investment will be used on R&D team and overseas business expansion, and investment and acquisition of upstream and downstream companies. Established in 2015, Ice … Continue reading “Third Party Risk Control Platform Ice Kredit Raised ¥335 Million in a Series Pre-C Round Funding Led by Guohe Capital”

VR Entertainment Company Xingbao Raised Tens of Millions of Yuan in an Angle Round Funding Jointly Led by Shenzhen Huode Qianhai Fund Management Co., Ltd.and Fivestar Capital

VR entertainment company Xingbao raised tens of millions of yuan in an angel round funding jointly led by Shenzhen Huode Qianhai Fund Management Co., Ltd.and Fivestar Capital. Use of the investment is not disclosed. Established in 2017, Xingbao is a VR entertainment company. It cooperates with high quality entertainment content from home and abroad to … Continue reading “VR Entertainment Company Xingbao Raised Tens of Millions of Yuan in an Angle Round Funding Jointly Led by Shenzhen Huode Qianhai Fund Management Co., Ltd.and Fivestar Capital”

CRM Solution Provider Xiaoshouyi Raised $120 Million in a Series E Round Funding Led by Tencent

CRM solution provider Xiaoshouyi raised $120 Million in a series E round funding led by Tencent. The investment will be used to invest more in product R&D and sale system. Established in 2011, Xiaoshouyi is committed to providing automated CRM software covering all the procedures from marketing, sales, and after-sales service to help companies become … Continue reading “CRM Solution Provider Xiaoshouyi Raised $120 Million in a Series E Round Funding Led by Tencent”