Daily Archives: July 20, 2018

DeepBlue Technology to Attend the 10th BRICS Summit to Showcase Latest AI Products

SHANGHAI, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — DeepBlue Technology, a Chinese technology unicorn firm, will attend the 10th BRICS Summit as one of the frontrunners of the AI field. The event will be held from July 25th to 27th in Johannesburg, South Africa. The summit will bring together dignitaries from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa

As one of the attendees of the summit, DeepBlue Technology will bring their AI vending machine to the official meeting and banquet. As a B-to-B technology provider, the company offers a series of self-service retail solutions involving technologies, algorithms, software, and hardware, which are mainly applied through the following products: the DeepBlue Pattaya Self-Driving Commercial Utility Vehicle, the Self-Driving Mopping Robot, the DeepBlue Wall-E Security Guard Robot, the DeepBlue AI Self-vendor machine and more.

The 2018 BRICS Summit seeks to leverage the Strategy for Economic Partnership towards the pursuit of Inclusive Growth and Advancing the 4th Industrial Revolution. The summit is intended to foster discussions to address opportunities provided by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as a means of leapfrogging development stages and bridging the digital divide.

In the international arena, BRICS countries are expected to provide more solutions to persistent global issues including economic crises and advancing the 4th Industrial Revolution. The type of technology at the head of the 4th Industrial Revolution is artificial intelligence (AI). Data collection is one of the keys to AI technology, and BRICS’ support of data-focused industries in their respective countries would be a boon for AI technology. DeepBlue Technology hopes to present the positive effects of how data can help BRICS countries. As the BRICS summit will show, mutual complementarity of strengths and resources among countries can lead the way to peaceful development.

About DeepBlue Technology

DeepBlue Technology is a cutting-edge AI technology company that was founded in 2014. With regional headquarters, research and development branches in Europe, the United States, and Australia, their goal is to see AI technology in combination with various industries.

For more information, please visit: www.Deepblueai.com

 

Golden Agri-Resources debuts on FTSE4Good Index Series

SINGAPORE, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has debuted on the FTSE4Good Index Series. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Last year, GAR debuted on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Indices, the first Southeast Asian palm oil company to be included in the DJSI Asia-Pacific Index. GAR is also a member of the SGX ESG Indices, including the Sustainability Leaders Index.

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“We are honoured to be recognised for our efforts in continuously improving our ESG performance. As inclusion is based on an annual review of our performance, this will encourage us to continue on the path of adopting and implementing globally-recognised standards and to share that commitment with our supply chain,” said Mr Rafael B Concepcion Jr., Chief Financial Officer of GAR.

GAR’s recent ESG achievements include achieving 100 percent Traceability to the Plantation (TTP) for all 44 of its own mills in 2017, mapping over 70 brokers and some 11,000 smallholders supplying palm raw materials to GAR mills. This means that 39 percent of GAR’s palm supply chain is now fully traceable. This is enabling GAR to reach out to more and more of its suppliers all the way back to origin and this is key to GAR’s efforts to transform its supply chain by sharing responsible practices. GAR is also working with over 400 third-party supplier mills to help them achieve TTP by end 2020.

In addition, GAR continues to make progress in forest conservation by maintaining some 72,000 hectares of conservation area and implementing innovative community conservation partnerships. To date, 13 villages have signed on to help protect over 7,000 hectares of High Carbon Stock forests.

To read more about GAR’s progress in responsible palm oil, download GAR’s latest Sustainability Report at https://goldenagri.com.sg/sustainability/sustainability-report/.

About Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR)

GAR is one of the leading palm oil plantation companies with a total planted area of 500,345 hectares (including plasma smallholders) as at 31 March 2018, located in Indonesia. It has integrated operations focused on the production of palm-based edible oil and fat.

Founded in 1996, GAR was listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1999 and has a market capitalisation of US$3.4 billion as at 31 March 2018. Flambo International Limited, an investment company, is currently GAR’s largest shareholder, with a 50.35 percent stake. GAR has several subsidiaries, including PT SMART Tbk which was listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 1992.

GAR is focused on responsible palm oil production. In Indonesia, its primary activities include cultivating and harvesting of oil palm trees; processing of fresh fruit bunch into crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel; refining CPO into value-added products such as cooking oil, margarine, shortening, biodiesel and oleochemicals; as well as merchandising palm products throughout the world. It also has operations in China and India including a deep-sea port, oilseeds crushing plants, production capabilities for refined edible oil products as well as other food products such as noodles. For more information, visit: www.goldenagri.com.sg

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES WINS BEST AFRICAN AIRLINE AWARD FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopian Airlines has been named the Best Airline in Africa for the second year in a row at the recent 2018 World Airline Awards, African Aerospace Online reports.

The award was presented to Ethiopia’s national flag carrier at the SKYTRAX awards ceremony held in London’s Langham Hotel on Wednesday in recognition of its continued rapid growth, increased profitability and outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa.

Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam was quoted as saying that the airline was “thrilled to win the African Airline of the Year Award for the second time”.

“It is testimony to the continued hard work of our committed team and the successful implementation of our airline’s fast, profitable and sustainable growth plan, Vision 2025. We are highly honoured to receive this recognition from SKYTRAX.

Ethiopian currently serves 55 African cities, the largest network on the continent, connecting them with each other and to more than 110 international destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

Edward Plaisted, the CEO of Skytrax, said: Passengers have voted Ethiopian Airlines Africa’s premier carrier for a second successive year and this is a simply fabulous achievement for the airline’s management and front-line staff.

Source: NAM News Network

WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL OPENS NEW EASTERN AFRICA HQ IN NAIROBI

NAIROBI, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday presided over the opening of the new regional Eastern Africa headquarters for World Vision International, an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization which has operated in Kenya since 1974.’

The new headquarters in Nairobi will serve as the nerve centre for the World Vision’s operations in the wider Eastern Africa regionm including Ethiopia and Eritrea.

President Kenyatta said he was pleased to officiate at the ceremony because he appreciates the role World Vision plays in supporting vulnerable groups in society, especially children.

While congratulating World Vision for its long list of successes, he named some of the prominent Kenyans who have benefited directly from the organization’s interventions, among them Anglican Church of Kenya Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit, Supreme Court Judge Justice Isaac Lenaola, Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok, Kajiado East Member of Parliament Peris Tobiko and former MP Lina Jebii Kilimo, among others.

President Kenyatta thanked the organization, which has more than 6,000 employees in the region, for choosing Kenya to be its regional hub.

That you have chosen Kenya for your new regional headquarters is proof of the strength of our partnership, and of your commitment to the children of the region. For our part, we thank you for your years of labour, and we welcome this new commitment, said President Kenyatta.

Source: NAM News Network