BitDeer.com Unveils Brand New Cloud Hosting Services

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BitDeer.com, the leader in the computing power sharing industry, collaborates with mining giant and strategic partner Bitmain to unveil a new service line featuring innovative cryptocurrency miner hosting solutions. Customers around the globe now have the capability of purchasing compliant mining machines, while having them custodied and maintained through the BitDeer.com server hosting platform.

BitDeer.com has strived to provide a “one-stop service” computing power-sharing solution for the crypto mining industry, and the expansion of hosting services has provided additional flexibility to the mining community. Cryptocurrency mining has changed from home operation to massive data centers and individual miners have found it impossible to mine independently due to the increased hashrate difficulty, prohibitive costs of maintenance and capital investment required to operate. Partnering with Bitmain, BitDeer.com’s new offering has been named “Cloud Hosting” and its goal is to lower the barrier of entry for individual miners while providing a consistent volume of computing power. BitDeer.com is not only leasing the mining machines, but offers interested users the possibility of ownership at fractions of the cost of buying and maintaining their own mining machine.

As the leading computing power-sharing platform, BitDeer.com aims to address the market demand from users for a solution to integration, accountability, and maintenance of remotely hosted crypto miners. With a track record of transparency, BitDeer.com allows customers to view the progress of their miners in real-time through the BitDeer.com platform. With 24-hour customer service and server maintenance, and transparent operations, miner hosting services can be executed with cost-effective and secure operations for their customer base. For a limited time period, no service fees will be charged, while subsequent electricity fees and maintenance fees would be directly deducted from the miner rewards.

The minimum requirement for the miner hosting service is 1 mining machine but customers also have the option to join other customers as a group to pool the services and split the rewards amongst themselves. At the moment, this is the first mining machine hosting service on the market that allows for this type of flexibility. All BitDeer.com mining machines are supplied by strategic partner Bitmain, who will also provide maintenance and repair services. This allows BitDeer.com to access mining machines that fulfill requirements for industry compliance, and a secure supply of electricity. The machines available for the new “Cloud Hosting” service include the critically acclaimed S19 Pro, currently known as the most energy-efficient, risk-averse, and cost-effective machine. Customers interested in signing up for the “Cloud Hosting” mining service may visit BitDeer.com and inquire through the platform, bringing the “one-stop service” reality one step closer.

BitDeer.com has a long-standing reputation as a stable business operator in the computing power sharing industry. The industry leader has maintained strong cooperation with Bitmain as its strategic partner. BitDeer.com also partners with other industry leaders such as Antpool and BTC.com, ensuring the quality and reliability of mining machines are authentic. BitDeer.com will continue to provide world-class mining services and remain the standard in computing power sharing services.

For more information on BitDeer.com and their services, please visit:
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About BitDeer.com
BitDeer.com is the world’s leading computing power-sharing platform, enabling global users to mine cryptocurrencies in a transparent, reliable, and convenient way. It saves users from the complicated process of purchasing, installing, and hosting mining machines. Individual miners can enjoy the service with just one click. See www.BitDeer.com.

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IDC Industry Will Benefit from the Growth of Cloud Computing GDS to be Listed on the HKEx

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According to South China Morning Post, Internet Data Center (IDC) industry is a crucial component of the strategic emerging industry, which plays an important role in promoting and driving economic transformation and upgrading and social development, and is also a key industry leading the innovation and development of the information industry in the future. Recently, GDS, the leader of the IDC industry, officially launched its public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Unique platform attracts renowned customers in different industries

GDS is the largest carrier-neutral data center service provider in China, focusing on developing and operating high-performance data centers, with a 21.9% revenue market share of the carrier-neutral market in 2019. As of June 30, 2020, GDS operated 42 self-developed data centers also with 17 data centers under construction. As of the same date, GDS had an aggregate net floor area of 266,260 sqm in service, 94.1% of which was committed by customers.

At the same time, GDS has established good relationship with large, fast-growing, and diversified customers, allowing its customers to expand rapidly. As at June 30, 2020, GDS has served 673 customers, including hyperscale cloud service providers, large internet companies, financial institutions, telecommunications carriers and IT service providers, and large domestic private sector and multinational corporations. Many of GDS’s customers are leaders in their respective industries. Among them, there are renowned internet giants and cloud service providers such as Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Microsoft, ByteDance, JD, etc.

Strategic layout strengthens leading market position

Strategically, GDS firmly seizes the opportunity of rapid growth in cloud computing and emerging technologies, enabling cloud service operators to expand their data center capacity flexibly and continuously in key markets. GDS also leverages the operational benefits provided by its unique platform of interconnected data centers in Tier 1 markets hosting leading clouds to become the preferred provider of cloud-related managed services to enterprise customers. In addition, GDS will continue to expand unique platform of interconnected, high-performance data centers in China’s Tier 1 markets, and will assist its business growth by acquiring data centers in the first-tier markets, thereby further strengthening the Company’s core competitive advantages in the domestic market, consolidating the Company’s leading market position.

At present, the business landscape of GDS has been extended to four major domestic regions, including the Yangtze River Delta, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and Chengdu-Chongqing region. GDS also continues to promote the national regional layout. In addition, in order to meet the huge market demand, the company may further expand its business to overseas markets such as Southeast Asia in the future.

In recent years, relevant departments in China have issued a series of regulations, standards and relevant policies to promote the development of the cloud computing industry. Benefiting from the rapid development of cloud computing, big data and the Internet, the demand for IDC in China has grown rapidly, and the volume of data transmitted, processed and stored has increased by multiples, demand for carrier-neutral data center services in China estimated to increase by a CAGR of 31.8% in the next five years, according to iResearch. The booming cloud computing market will drive a large amount of demand for data centers. In addition, the PRC government has promoted the concept of “new infrastructure” which includes hyperscale data centers, artificial intelligence and industrial internet. Such policy orientation is ushering in new waves of investment at all levels of the economy, which will give rise to numerous opportunities benefiting the data center industry. As a leading company in the IDC industry, GDS will continue to benefit from it in the future. After listing, GDS will have long-term investment value.

Epazz DeskFlex Room Booking System Sees Demand Coming From Asia Pacific Region; Advances COVID-Compliant Software Suite For Specific Functionality

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Epazz DeskFlex desk booking software has COVID-compliant software features that secure the workplace for the flexible work set up amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

Epazz Inc. DeskFlex (OTC: EPAZ), a mission critical provider of cloud-based workspace management software solutions and blockchain business solutions, announced today that the DeskFlex desk booking software is receiving demands coming from the Asia Pacific Region.

DeskFlex room booking system adds more software customers from local U.S. firms and companies in Europe and Latin America weekly. The rising demand for workspace management software is bringing more inquiries from global companies, including businesses in the Asia Pacific Region. DeskFlex is also considering extending its reach in Asia when demands continue to grow by hiring local account managers.

Asia Pacific employers were the first to manage the COVID-19 pandemic since the start of the year, longer than many of their global counterparts. Recent survey findings showed that enhancing health safety and well-being is top of the employers’ priority list to restore their employees’ and businesses’ stability. Furthermore, 3 in 5 employers in the Asia Pacific region developed strategies following the lifting of social distancing restrictions in many markets. Two-thirds of the companies expected their employees to return to the workplace through alternating shifts, reviewed their workplace safety protocols, and managed workspaces to maintain social distancing.

In another study in the workspace management software market, the survey reveals that due to the current global market scenario, the office space management market will grow by $1.11 billion starting from 2020 to 2024, progressing at a compound annual growth rate of thirteen percent (13%) during the same forecast period. The expected market growth results from the rising need for optimized space planning, integrating the Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and increasing coworking startups following the Coronavirus pandemic.

DeskFlex’s collection of COVID-compliant room booking software is continuously onboarding new clients since June and improves to meet different organizational needs. The developers have further refined the functionalities to address actual issues occurring in the workplace. Among the enhanced DeskFlex meeting room scheduling software include Dynamic Scheduling, Capacity Limit, and Social Distancing Policy. Using these advanced software features, you can choose specific parameters to add to your desk reservation process. For example, you can add your own company’s social distancing policy in the survey.

In development, push-button software functions include importing multiple desks, event notification/broadcast buttons, invitation email, activity log, and DeskFlex printable screen. Continually improving DeskFlex’s room booking system can resolve real-time user concerns and system issues.

DeskFlex’s COVID-compliant software suite helps local and global companies secure their workplaces while organizing their teams as they return to the office amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

Epazz, Inc. CEO and Chairman, Dr. Shaun Passley said in an interview: “We are reaching more clients globally as the workplace transition happens worldwide. Different organizations need customized desk booking software. We are always improving our software solutions to provide our users with a more specialized, easy to navigate, and multifaceted software interface to meet their various organizational needs inside the workplace.”

About DeskFlex.com
DeskFlex is a desk booking solution and workspace management software useful in booking conference rooms, meeting rooms, workspaces, desks, car parking spaces, and office equipment. DeskFlex meeting room scheduling system helps office managers accommodate remote workers’ time in the office, reducing rent and facility costs. DeskFlex lets employees reserve desks in advance or claim desks right away. It adjusts the telephone switch (PBX), so calls ring at the “desk du jour.” DeskFlex includes check-in, point-and-click floor maps, a web browser, a local kiosk, Outlook integration, and conference room scheduling.

About Epazz, Inc. (www.epazz.com)
Epazz, Inc., is a leading cloud-based software company that specializes in providing customized cloud applications to the corporate world, higher-education institutions, and the public sector. Epazz BoxesOS(TM) v3.0 is a complete web-based software package for small- to mid-size businesses, Fortune 500 enterprises, government agencies, and higher education institutions. BoxesOS provides many of the web-based applications organizations would otherwise need to purchase separately. Epazz’s other products are K9Sky.com kennel software and the Provitrac applicant tracking system.

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Bixin Ventures Announces $100M Proprietary Capital Fund to Support Global Blockchain Ecosystem

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Bixin Ventures has launched a $100 million proprietary capital fund to support the global blockchain ecosystem and infrastructure necessary for the future of open finance through a permissionless and decentralized network.

Bixin Ventures participated as co-lead investor in a strategic round for O(1) Labs, the team incubating Mina Protocol, contributing US$ 2M to the raise, and has invested in projects including Microbit, xDai, Algorand, Nervos, Arweave, Conflux, Certik, and Marlin.

Earlier in 2020, Bixin Ventures announced a $66 million proprietary fund of funds enabling hedge funds and liquidity providers to strengthen the global liquidity framework in Bitcoin markets, with qualifying fund recipients satisfying fully denominated BTC criteria.

“One of our primary priorities is to help make the ecosystem truly global. Our investment team is working alongside the founders to provide guidance and expertise for growth in Asia,” said Wang Xi, partner at Bixin Ventures.

Bixin mining operations are currently operating at 300 megawatt-hour capacity, boasting ~3,000 peta hash per second (PH/s) of computing power, which accounts for roughly 2% of the global Bitcoin network. Bixin Wallet has over 1 million retail users and has been one of the incumbent crypto wallets available in Asia.

Bixin has presence around the world with primary offices located in Hong Kong. Bixin aims to solve long standing issues, create long term value and provide long term support for the Bitcoin ecosystem. Please visit the official websites at https://bixin.com/ and https://bixinvc.com to learn more.

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Buick Electra Electric Crossover Concept Glides at Global Premiere

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The Buick Electra concept vehicle enjoyed it’s global premiere in Shanghai. The all-electric crossover offers a sneak peek at Buick’s vision for a new intelligent electric future.

“Today, Buick’s innovative thinking and imagination of future intelligent mobility have reached the next level with the Electra,” said Sam Basile, executive vice president of SAIC-GM. “I am confident that the aesthetics and technology innovations reflected on the Electra will ultimately help reset consumers’ expectations, just as all previous Buick concepts have done.”

Adopting the new “potential energy” design language, the Electra emphasizes clean and bold styling with seamless integrated technology. It comes with a new-generation electric propulsion system and the advanced Ultium battery, along with a variety of connected and intelligent driving technologies, demonstrating Buick’s ongoing evolution toward the future of personal mobility.

“Building on Buick’s proven leadership in electrification, the Electra represents the brand’s ambition to bring together beautiful styling and intelligent connectivity in the new era of zero emissions,” said Molly Peck, executive director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM.

“The advanced Ultium battery unlocks the exciting new possibilities for what future EVs will look like. The Electra fully leverages state-of-the-art technology to set a new standard for future EV design and personal mobility.”

The Electra is the latest global concept vehicle developed by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) automotive engineering and design joint venture in Shanghai, backed by GM’s global resources. It is named after an iconic Buick flagship model that originally represented one of the three shields in the brand’s logo.

Forward-looking design inspired by a space capsule

Combining the athletic look of a four-seat crossover with Gran Turismo aesthetics, the Electra previews Buick’s next-generation design language for electric vehicles.

Adopting a pure design philosophy, the Electra has clean and minimalist styling inspired by a space capsule. The evolving sculptural beauty is distinguished by a spacious glass interior pod situated in an aerodynamic wing-form bodyshell. The glass canopy extends from near the front of the hood to the rear.

The Electra’s innovative “potential energy” design language is characterized by sculptural surfaces in front, along the sides, and in its wheels and lamps. It reinforces the elegant overall shape while emphasizing the dynamic stance like an arrow being released. This “moving tension” is also reflected through its gradient light silver exterior tone in the front end that progressively transitions to dark silver in back.

The illuminated Buick badge integrates a flow-through design. Along with 23-inch wheels featuring an optimal design, it helps enhance aerodynamics while contributing to the Electra’s futuristic look.

Its “breathing” front and rear Matrix LED lamps feature parametrical mathematic lighting strings with a three-dimensional effect. They are complemented by a full LED-illuminated grille and rear screen nameplate to provide dramatic digital lighting interaction.

The Electra’s butterfly wing doors support facial recognition and provide a robust opening for convenient access. There is also a hidden floating skateboard integrated with the stoplight under the rear bumper to expand users’ personal mobility options.

Zero-gravity environment with seamless technology integration

The Electra’s four-seat interior takes full advantage of the all-new electric vehicle architecture developed by GM, with an optimized battery layout. Together with the lack of traditional A/B pillars, the result is a maximum extension of the cabin with a longer wheelbase, a more efficient package and a more spacious, open interior.

The Electra interior has a sculptural spaceship-like cradle, without a traditional instrument panel. The large curved display is a central feature. A retractable steering wheel and suspended seats, supported by an all-new light-weighted armature structure, creates a visual effect of zero gravity inside the cabin.

The Electra’s color palette, including copper gold trim surrounding the cabin and dark trim on the exterior frame, replicates the atmosphere of outer space. The interior seamlessly integrates technologies such as a concealed air-conditioning system, ambient lighting and an electronic rearview mirror. The Electra provides functionality and convenience with features available when the user needs them.

Intuitive and immersive user experience

The Electra offers an intuitive and immersive user experience that rewards all the senses. Buick’s next-generation eConnect connectivity system runs on the distinctively large retina display with industry-leading freeform curved screen technology, expanding the viewing area for the driver with an immersive visual experience.

The advanced eConnect system supports remote over-the-air (OTA) updates and enables a connected experience by providing on-demand driving information, advanced driver assistant system details and infotainment control. The introduction of a large augmented reality-enhanced head-up display with advanced live-view navigation adds to the Electra’s intuitive multi-screen interactive user interface.

The Electra is also equipped with the next generation of Buick’s intelligent AI Voice Assistant. Users can fully manage the vehicle’s functions with smooth and precise human-machine voice interaction, such as controlling the air-conditioning, accessing home devices and adjusting the driving mode.

Advanced electrification technology and smart mobility

Leveraging GM’s global EV expertise, the Electra is supported by its new-generation high-performance modular electric propulsion system. Utilizing the advanced Ultium battery, the Electra has a range of more than 660 kilometers on a single charge, making it ideal for daily commutes as well as family trips.

Thanks to the industry-leading wireless battery management system, the Ultium battery reduces wires within the battery by 90%. It also helps balance chemistry within the individual battery cell groups and conduct real-time battery pack checks to safeguard battery health.

The Electra’s Ultium drive unit has high-performance motors in both the front and the rear to ensure optimized power output. It has maximum power of 435 kW, enabling 0-100 kilometer per hour acceleration of just 4.3 seconds.

Additional vehicle highlights for future mobility include GM’s next-generation intelligent driving technology with door to-door smart mobility solutions, as well as V2X technologies, to offer a safe and intelligent ride with peace of mind.

Buick has found success offering premium SUVs and cars with sculptural designs, refined performance, modern interiors and thoughtful personal technologies. Buick’s award-winning customer service and sales experience, along with the Avenir trim, the highest expression of Buick luxury, are attracting new buyers to experience Buick’s unique approach to attainable luxury in North America and China. Buick has sold over 10 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998. More information about Buick vehicles in China, its largest market, is available at www.Buick.com.cn.

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Yu Qian
Qian2_Yu@SAIC-GM.com

Lvji Technology Listed in Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion 2020

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China’s leading online tour guide provider Lvji Technology Holding Inc. (“Lvji Technology” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, stock code: 1745.HK) listed in Forbes Asia’s Best Under A Billion 2020. The list spotlights 200 publicly listed small and midsized companies in the Asia-Pacific region with sales under $1 billion. And 56 Chinese companies are on the list, including Lvji Technology, WuXi Biologics (2269.HK), China Education Group (839.HK), and iKang Medical (1789.HK).

The companies on this list have scored above their peers in a composite ranking that includes sales and profit growth, low debt levels and robust governance. The criteria also ensured a geographic diversity of companies from across the region. By using metrics both quantitative and qualitative, the final list of 200 is truly a select group.

Lvji Technology is based on the core business of selling online tour guides and technology, combines with cutting-edge technologies such as GPS positioning and cloud computing. The Group provides hand- drawn maps of tourist destinations, multilingual editorial contents and voice-over commentaries, tour route recommendation, one-click navigation and other functions to provide a comprehensive travel experience. As of June 30, 2020, the Company’s online tour guides covered 22,044 tourist attractions in the PRC. As of the same date, the Company’s online tour guides covered 278 AAAAA tourist attractions and 2,170 AAAA tourist attractions.

As the global epidemic prevention and control situation becomes normal, the company, as the China’s leading online tour guide provider, will give full play to the safe and non-contact attributes of its online tour guide, VR technology, smart tourist destinations management service system and other products, serving the purposes of improving operational efficiency of tourist attractions, and of helping China’s tourism industry to recover.

About Lvji Technology Holdings Inc.

Lvji Technology Holding Inc. was founded in December 2013, it focuses on the research and development of electronic tour guide software, global tour guide system and tourism related supporting business. Based on Lvji Technology, the intelligent tourism industry has formed multiple main businesses, such as intelligent tour guide, future scenic spot-SaaS, a mobile phone tour and scenic spot sharing facilities. Business-supported tourism ecosphere is a world-renowned intelligent tourism industry solutions expert. Lvji Technology accounts for an 86.2% market share in the online tour guide service market in terms of GMV in 2018, according to F&S. As of June 30, 2020, the Company’s online tour guides covered 22,044 tourist attractions in the PRC. As of the same date, the Company’s online tour guides covered 278 AAAAA tourist attractions and 2,170 AAAA tourist attractions.

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The Babylon Project concludes with developers from 65 Countries

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The Babylon Project, a hackathon initiative committed to democratizing access to global innovation and fostering the inclusion of minority backgrounds in tech, kicked off on Friday, October 9th, 2020 with 1000 active participants on its virtual Discord server.

The virtual hackathon had renowned international speakers calling in from different parts of the world. Pavel Cherkashin, the Managing Partner of Mindrock Capital; Miko Matsumura, General Partner of Gumi Ventures; and Naomi Freeman, Leadership Fellow at Women Who Code, along with an exceptional and diverse group of panelists, who shared industry knowledge, startup advice, and technical expertise with the participants.

Additionally, a variety of technical workshops were also conducted by several blockchain companies, most notably Aave, Polkadot, BTCU, and Suku. A virtual yoga session, intended to instruct participants on rejuvenating wellness exercises, was provided by Kirin Power, a yoga & meditation teacher from San Francisco and a director and partner at Outdoor Yoga SF.

Along with the grand prize, corporate partners issued their own pre-determined challenges to hackers and awarded the best projects. 20 teams made it to the semifinals, from which 6 projects were chosen to participate in the final round. After a rigorous judging process, the top three teams emerged:

1. Kotani Pay – A USSD-Crypto Payment infrastructure startup that aims to onboard more Africans into the digital economy by enabling easy access to a range of financial services including lending and payouts by non-profit organizations.

2. Skill Wallet – A startup that is focused on the 4th United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education. Skill Wallet aims to increase access to verifiable skill portfolios. By providing verifiable certificates to all participants of the hackathon, the newly formed team is getting ready to soft launch their beta.

3. Blockdrop – A blockchain agnostic NoCode platform for smart-contracts.

Yao Marian Tong, a Venture Partner at Aves Lair, awarded Kotani Pay admission into their $100k startup acceleration program to begin early 2021. However, there were many after-hackathon opportunities for participants; other teams have been approached by similar accelerator programs, and the hackathon’s recruiting partner, Hired, is also committed to connecting participants to tech employers via https://hired.com/babylonproject.

“The Babylon Project is an international sandbox for the advancement of innovative, easy to use, and user-centric blockchain applications,” says Gideon Nweze, founder of The Babylon Project & a Cofounder @Village. “Special thanks to all mentors, judges, partners and participants that worked tirelessly to make this a success. The force is strong in the community.”

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Anastily@worldblockchainhackathon.com
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Leading U.S. Government-Accredited Lab Confirms Path-Away(R) Natural Active Ingredient Can Kill Actual COVID-19 Virus Within Two Minutes, First In The World

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A leading laboratory accredited with U.S. Government agencies has released test results which confirm that Path-Away® – a plant-based active ingredient that contains no chemicals or alcohol – can kill the actual virus that causes COVID-19 within two minutes, the global distributor of Path-Away® announced today.

Holista Colltech Limited (ASX: HCT, or Holista), the Malaysian-based global distributor, and Global Infection Control Consultants, LLC (GICC LLC), the developer of Path-Away®, said they believe the tests confirm the active ingredient to be the world’s first totally natural and safe organic disinfectant to meet the U.S. testing standard.

The independent tests of the Path-Away® Anti Pathogenic Aerosol Solution on SARS-CoV-2, the actual virus that causes COVID-19, were undertaken by Microbac Laboratories, Inc. (Microbac) in the United States. With over 50 years’ experience, Microbac is accredited under the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) and Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP).

The Microbac tests were conducted using the direct inoculation method and follow successful tests in an approved laboratory in the United Kingdom (completed in April 2020) of the efficacy of Path-Away® against the feline coronavirus which is a recognised surrogate of SARS-CoV-2. Path-Away® has also proven to be effective against a broad spectrum of microbes including the SARS and the H1N1 viruses.

Listed on the Australia Securities Exchange (ASX), Holista distributes Path-Away® under its own NatShield™ and Protectene™ brands. Apart from a hand sanitiser, Holista and GICC LLC are also co-developing a NatShield™ nasal balm that will include Path-Away®. This balm is expected to be launched before the end of 2020.

The latest test results will significanly accelerate efforts to roll out the M3 System®, also developed by GICC LLC, which can disinfect large buildings by dispensing Path-Away® through heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (“HVAC”) systems to treat harmful pathogens, including airborne viruses.

GICC LLC, based in Bluffton, South Carolina, has recently secured a 36-month contract with the U.S. Government to manufacture and install up to 10 million units of its M3 System® in large buildings. The system measures, monitors and contains airborne (aerosol) viruses, pathogens and other biological contaminants.

Holista and GICC LLC concurrently announced that they will form a 51:49 joint-venture company in Singapore which will have the rights to manufacture the M3 System® outside the United States. Holista is exclusive global distributor of the M3 System® excluding the United States, China and the Gulf states.

Apart from global distribution rights of Path-Away® for use as a sanitiser under the NatShield™ and Protectene™ brands, Holista also has rights to distribute Path-Away® for use in aerosolised disinfection of buildings using a high-pressure fogger.

Dr Arthur V Martin, the president of GICC LLC, commented: “To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time a completely natural, all-organic compound has been successfully proven to kill the actual virus causing COVID-19, to 99.9% within two minutes. We are excited because this will allow us to speed up the formal U.S. Government process of listing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “N-List”. EPA expects the products on “List N” to kill SARS-CoV-2 within two minutes. This will also allow for a wider use of this all-natural disinfectant for human use. The findings by Microbac confirm what we have known about the effectiveness of Path-Away® on other coronaviruses. The results are also particularly pleasing in light of recent research that showed that COVID-19 can survive on surfaces far longer than scientists had originally calculated.”

Dr. Roscoe Moore Jr., D.V.M., Ph.D., D.Sc., Former Assistant U.S. Surgeon and member of the Global Virus Network and its International COVID-19 Taskforce, said “There is a big need for natural and human friendly disinfectants that can be used frequently and safely without long term health side effects and while being environmentally safe. The recent tests from Microbac are most welcome as the public is looking for an agent that acts specifically against COVID-19”. Dr Moore also chairs Holista’s Scientific Advisory Board.

Dr Rajen Manicka, Chief Executive Officer of Holista, commented: “This product will address the significant untapped global market for all-natural disinfectants that are safe to be used on hands and faces. The results from Microbac will give our customers a greater level of confidence that NatShield™ and Protectene™ can be effective on skin, surfaces and as an aerosol, against the highly contagious COVID-19 causing virus. We have fielded enquiries from large organisations which need to disinfect buildings and facilities with sizeable human traffic. We are also preparing a submission to the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for approval to label our Natshield™ and Protectene™ range of sanitizing and disinfectant products, as well as to have Natshield approved for aerosol delivery through fogging units and through buildings’ HVAC systems in Australia.”

Information of Path-Away® and Microbac Test Results

How Path-Away® Works

Path-Away® attaches itself to the virus and inhibits its ability to take up amino acids – their basic building block. This forces the viruses to clump together, in the process killing themselves, almost instantly. The compound is environmentally safe with very low toxicity and does not harm humans and pets.

Details of Results of Tests Conducted By Microbac

– Cells containing the SARS-CoV-2 virus were seeded in 24-well plates and 2.0 mL (millilitres) of Path-Away® was added to the (live frozen samples – thawed out) dried virus inoculum and held for the contact time of 2 minutes at 21 degrees C with 53% relative humidity (RH). For the test to be deemed successful, Path-Away® must demonstrate a ≥ 3 Log10 reduction on each test carrier in the presence or absence of cytotoxicity.

– Path-Away® achieved this benchmark in each of the 24 instances (100% success rate). All controls met the criteria for a valid test and Microbac’s conclusions are based on observed data.

– Log Reduction stands for a 10-fold (one decimal) or 90% reduction in numbers of live bacteria. A 3-Log Reduction equates to a 99.9% reduction – greater than 1,000 time reduction in potentially harmful microorganisms.

– Path-Away®, killed 99.9% (≥ 3 Log10) of the COVID-19 causing virus on a hard surface after being exposed to Path-Away®.

– The full test report and process will be featured on the Holista website at https://www.holistaco.com/

About Holista Colltech Limited

Holista Colltech Ltd (“Holista”) is a natural wellness company with the following divisions:
– Dietary supplements
– Food Ingredients
– Ovine collagen
– Infection Control Solutions

Holista has a global collaboration with Global Infection Control Consultants LLC to use Path-Away®, a plant-based solution that is proven to kill a broad spectrum of microbes. The all-natural alcohol-free active ingredient is used in Holista’s range of disinfectant products under the NatShield™ brand.

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Pacific Green Acquires Battery Energy Storage System Design Company Innoergy Limited

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Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “PGTK”, (OTCQB:PGTK)) announces that it has acquired Innoergy Limited, a designer of battery energy storage systems whose clients include Osaka Gas Co. Ltd, in Japan, and Limejump Limited (“Limejump”), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc. The acquisition marks PGTK’s entry into the battery energy storage system market in conjunction with PGTK’s joint venture partner, PowerChina SPEM.

Innoergy was founded in April 2019 by James Gratton and Gareth Dauley with supplemental seed capital provided by Ning Zhang, a co-founder of Limejump, the world’s first developer of virtual power platforms optimizing energy generation and storage. James Gratton was formerly Head of Engineering at Limejump and Gareth served as a Director of Limejump for two years having formerly worked at Honeywell on its battery energy storage systems and virtual power platforms in the UK. Innoergy is currently in negotiations to design and develop over 450MW of battery energy storage systems in Europe.

Scott Poulter, PGTK’s Chief Executive commented: “We believe that the battery energy storage system market has tremendous potential for growth as renewable energy continues to gain momentum. The team at Innoergy provide us with the expertise to build our energy storage platform in conjunction with PowerChina, and together we have the manufacturing capacity to rival the global leaders in the market as designers and manufacturers.”

James Gratton, co-founder of Innoergy commented: “After my time as Head of Engineering at Limejump, we are excited to be part of a new chapter in the development of battery energy storage systems. With the support of Pacific Green and their relationship with PowerChina we believe that we are now in an excellent position to become market leaders in the design and manufacture of battery energy storage systems.”

Gareth Dauley, co-founder of Innoergy commented: “We are delighted to be joining Pacific Green. Having spent a decade working in the developmental years of this exciting new industry with Honeywell and Limejump, with our combined capabilities we expect to witness the rapid acceleration of Pacific Green’s entry into the market due to its unrivalled connections with China’s leading energy storage technology, software and hardware companies.”

PGTK has continued to expand its technologies through its acquisition of ENGIN in December 2019 so that its portfolio now includes Concentrated Solar Power, Flue Gas Emmission Control Systems, Water Desalination and Battery Energy Storage Systems. PGTK continues to actively seek complementary technologies to add to its Cleantech portfolio.

Scott added: “Pacific Green is now targeting specific industries and sectors where its technology enhances the growing industry of Cleantech solutions. As well as having the capability and resources to carry out whole large scale projects, Pacific Green will continue to develop and produce new cutting edge products as we expand into new sectors.”

PGTK’s joint venture with PowerChina SPEM, one of the world’s largest engineering, procurement and construction companies with annual revenues of around $50 billion, combines elite technical expertise with unrivalled production capabilities in China ensuring PGTK can scale efficiently in each industry sector.

PGTK will continue to adhere to a high-quality development strategy, implement improved processes in all disciplines, and provide state of the art professional and efficient products and services for its customers.

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.
Pacific Green Technologies Inc. is focused on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. The Company’s strategy is to build through organic development and acquisition, a portfolio of patented competitive cutting edge technologies designed to meet increasingly stringent environmental standards. For more information, visit PGTK’s website: www.pacificgreentechnologies.com

About POWERCHINA SPEM Co. Ltd
POWERCHINA SPEM is a subsidiary of POWERCHINA, the largest power equipment manufacturer in the PRC. With abundant resources, expertise, strong manufacturing capacity, domestic sales channels and rich experience, POWERCHINA SPEM is in a strong position to deploy PGTK technology throughout the PRC.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
This news release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the ongoing effects of the pandemic on delays and orders regarding Pacific Green’s technologies, potential business developments around the world and future interest in our green technologies.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, general economic and political conditions, the continuation of the JV with POWERCHINA SPEM, and the ongoing impact of the pandemic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:
Scott Poulter, Chairman & CEO
Pacific Green Technologies
T: +1 (302) 601-4659

SOURCE: Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.

The Executive Centre launches the “Welcome Back to The Office” campaign

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The COVID-19 outbreak has led to businesses and employees re-evaluating what the workplace means to them. Today, The Executive Centre (TEC), the leading premium flexible workspace provider across Asia Pacific and the Middle East, launches the “Welcome Back to The Office” video campaign, where characters find ways to adapt to the new working environment.

The campaign is a take on the work-from-home phenomenon, and while the characters in the videos are fictional, their triumphs and struggles are drawn from real experiences of TEC’s 1000+ global team.

What’s clear is that while homeworking arrangements are becoming normalised and people are enjoying less commuting, not having to dress to impress and spending more time with their families; on the flip side, there are also irreplaceable benefits of working in an office such as proper coffee in a proper coffee cup, chatting to colleagues and collaborating on projects, IT that works, comfortable ergonomic furniture, admin support, and a highly-productive environment that boosts concentration and minimises distractions.

“After an extended period of time working from home, we are inspired to explore how the typical workday has changed, and is continuing to change,” said Paul Salnikow, TEC Founder and CEO. “We believe the future of the workplace hinges on its relationship with the people who truly make it work. As the pandemic has accelerated the shift to flexible workspaces, we are certain that the office, rather than becoming obsolete, will become an increasingly valuable asset facilitating collaboration and driving business growth. Our clients are telling us that their offices of the future will need solutions that are tailored to their success, limit current challenges, give their staff maximum flexibility and provide the best office environment that they can find.”

Welcome Back to the Office – Good to leave, even better to come back.

The videos can be viewed here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGzLjfneslE&list=PLfHtsCPeKvS_hVeEC_AUxLGDvlLWzFhTB

For more details, please visit https://www.backtotheoffice.executivecentre.com

About The Executive Centre
The Executive Centre (TEC) opened its doors in Hong Kong in 1994 and today boasts over 135+ Centres in 32 cities and 14 countries.

The Executive Centre caters to ambitious professionals and industry leaders looking for more than just an office space – they are looking for a place for their organisation to thrive. TEC has cultivated an environment designed for success with a global network spanning Greater China, Southeast Asia, North Asia, India, Sri Lanka, the Middle East, and Australia, with sights to go further and grow faster. Each Executive Centre offers a prestigious address with the advanced infrastructure to pre-empt, meet, and exceed the needs of its Members. Walking with Members through every milestone and achievement, The Executive Centre empowers ambitious professionals and organisations to succeed.

Privately owned and headquartered in Hong Kong, TEC provides first class Private and Shared Workspaces, Business Concierge Services, and Meeting & Conference facilities to suit any business’ needs.

For more information please visit www.executivecentre.com

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