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Lantronix Launches Connectivity Services to Simplify Connecting IoT Fleets and Remote Environments to Global and North American Carrier Cellular Networks

Features an Easy-to-Use Cloud-Based Management Platform and Optimizes Operational Efficiency

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lantronix Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX), a global provider of Software as a Service (SaaS), engineering services and hardware for Edge Computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM), today announced Lantronix Connectivity Services. Now available, the new services simplify connecting IoT fleets and remote environments, delivering resilient global cellular connectivity.

“Delivering on our promise for scalable and turnkey IoT solutions, Lantronix Connectivity Services expands our portfolio of hardware, software and service offerings. We continue to improve our value in helping our customers get to market quickly, improving operational efficiencies and driving return on investment for their IoT and remote environment solutions,” said Paul Pickle, CEO of Lantronix. “With our new service, Lantronix now offers a unified experience for our customers’ hardware, management and connectivity needs.”

With a single SIM card and global plan that leverages more than 600 networks worldwide in 185 countries, Lantronix Connectivity Services deploy customer cellular solutions quickly, helping them to track assets, manage fleets or operate large data centers with remote locations.

“With Lantronix Connectivity Services, users can easily connect, manage and control their global cellular connectivity. Utilizing the Lantronix cloud-based Connectivity Services Web application delivered through the ConsoleFlow SaaS platform, users focus on production operations and spend less time managing cellular activation and turn up,” said Jonathan Shipman, VP of Strategy for Lantronix. “Our new Connectivity Services give users an easy-to-use platform for enabling and managing connectivity, providing peace of mind that mission-critical cellular services can be deployed quickly and provide flexibility to scale with customer needs.”

Lantronix’s Connectivity Services include Global and Carrier Connectivity options. Global Connectivity provides resilient connectivity through multi-network redundancy and “best signal” technology for seamless roaming across regions and even borders by using a single SIM card. Carrier Connectivity provides extensive North American cellular coverage and performance for IoT and REM connectivity solutions, including a carrier of choice of all tier-one networks, AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Rogers.

Lantronix’s cloud-based Connectivity Services platform provides users the ability to activate, monitor and manage connectivity for all devices. The easy-to-use dashboard and analytics tools provide key insights into connectivity solution operations. Extensive diagnostics help troubleshoot any connectivity issues that may arise.

To get started, users simply select a plan from Lantronix’s ready-to-use options from the link below.

For more information, visit HERE.

About Lantronix

Lantronix Inc. is a global provider of software as a service (SaaS), engineering services and hardware for Edge Computing, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Remote Environment Management (REM). Lantronix enables its customers to provide reliable and secure solutions while accelerating their time to market. Lantronix’s products and services dramatically simplify operations through the creation, development, deployment and management of customer projects at scale while providing quality, reliability and security.

Lantronix’s portfolio of services and products address each layer of the IoT Stack, including Collect, Connect, Compute, Control and Comprehend, enabling its customers to deploy successful IoT and REM solutions. Lantronix’s services and products deliver a holistic approach, addressing its customers’ needs by integrating a SaaS management platform with custom application development layered on top of external and embedded hardware, enabling intelligent edge computing, secure communications (wired, Wi-Fi and cellular), location and positional tracking and environmental sensing and reporting.

With three decades of proven experience in creating robust industry and customer-specific solutions, Lantronix is an innovator in enabling its customers to build new business models, leverage greater efficiencies and realize the possibilities of IoT and REM. Lantronix’s solutions are deployed inside millions of machines at data centers, offices and remote sites serving a wide range of industries, including energy, agriculture, medical, security, manufacturing, distribution, transportation, retail, financial, environmental, infrastructure and government.

For more information, visit www.lantronix.com. Learn more at the Lantronix blog, www.lantronix.com/blog, featuring industry discussion and updates. To follow Lantronix on Twitter, please visit www.twitter.com/Lantronix. View our video library on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/LantronixInc or connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/lantronix

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to our solutions, technologies and products as well as the Lantronix Connectivity Services, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results, future business, financial condition, or performance to differ materially from our historical results or those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement contained in this news release. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as the effects of negative or worsening regional and worldwide economic conditions or market instability on our business, including effects on purchasing decisions by our customers; the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our employees, supply and distribution chains, and the global economy; cybersecurity risks; changes in applicable U.S. and foreign government laws, regulations, and tariffs; our ability to successfully implement our acquisitions strategy or integrate acquired companies; difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights; the level of our indebtedness, our ability to service our indebtedness and the restrictions in our debt agreements; and any additional factors included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on September 11, 2019, including in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of Part I of such report, as well as in our other public filings with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in our future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and we do not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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Trip.com sees demand rise in Singapore and Hong Kong following travel bubble announcement

Trip.com sees demand rise in Singapore and Hong Kong following travel bubble announcement

Trip.com sees demand rise in Singapore and Hong Kong following travel bubble announcement

SINGAPORE, Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Trip.com, a leading international online travel services provider, witnessed a surge in demand for Singapore-Hong Kong (SG-HK) leisure travel, after the announcement of the travel bubble will launch on November 22.

According to the latest Trip.com data, on 11 November in the three hours after the SG-HK travel bubble announcement on the resumption of cross-border flights next week, the search volume of flights from Hong Kong to Singapore grew by 300%, followed by a 200% increase in Singapore local hotel searches. The data also shows a significant rise in the search volume for travel products from Singapore to Hong Kong, with a 200% increase for flights, and a 150% increase for hotels.

Trip.com has observed growth in travel demand since the first announcement of the SG-HK travel bubble agreement on October 15. In the two hours after the announcement, according to Trip.com, search volumes for flights in Singapore saw an increase of 56.4%, followed by a 40% increase in local hotel searches. Following this, Trip.com has found interest in travel between Singapore and Hong Kong was on the rise, showing hunger for cross-border travel remains strong.

In response to these trends, on October 29, the Hong Kong Trip.com LIVE show advertised a wide range of Singapore hotel discounts as well as local staycation hotel deals, including Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Mandarin Orchard Singapore and Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, in addition to useful information for Hong Kong customers planning on venturing to Singapore for their next trip. This two-hour show attracted a total of 1.6 million viewers.

Trip.com LIVE shows have taken place in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Customers around the region have tuned in for top discounts on travel products tailored to their local market, as a part of “Travel On Sale” promotion, which offers flexible advance bookings for a range of travel products, boosting domestic travel and laying the foundations for the future global travel recovery. Recent promotions on Singapore and Hong Kong hotel and flight products can be found here:
https://sg.trip.com/sale/w/1315/recovery-hk.html
https://hk.trip.com/sale/w/1317/recovery-sg.html

About Trip.com

Trip.com is a leading international online one-stop travel service provider, available in 20 languages across 27 countries and regions. Our platform combines over 1.4 million hotels in 200 countries and regions, 2 million flights connecting more than 5,000 cities, and world-class 24/7 English language customer service as well as additional centres in Edinburgh, Tokyo and Seoul, ‘Creating the best travel experience’ for our millions of customers worldwide.

For additional information, visit Trip.com Newsroom

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Media Relations Contact:

Trip.com PR

pr@trip.com

Tel: (+86) 21 3406 4880 ext 196455

Airport of the Future Global Student Design Competition 2020 Winners Announced

Winning projects reimagine airport mobility in the year 2100 for one of the 20 busiest airports in the world.

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First-Place Winner: BANIYA, The Green Gateway, designed by Nikhil Bang and Kaushal Tatiya from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

DENVER, Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Green Gateway—a zero-emission, highly sustainable multimodal hub—has been named the winner for the 2020 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC), an annual global student design competition launched in 2011 by Fentress Architects that represents the firm’s commitment to advancing innovative design in public architecture and attracts students from around the world.

Envisioning the Airport of the Future
With over 100 submissions from students in over 15 countries, this year’s competition challenged participants to envision airport mobility in the year 2100. Participants proposed a diverse spectrum of design concepts to improve the airport passenger terminal building, addressing the key factors such as futuristic transportation technologies, urbanization, globalization, technology, flexibility, security, project feasibility, and passenger experience.

The 2020 winning proposals reflect the radical innovation, quality and curiosity required to advance airport terminal design. The first-place prize is valued at USD$15,000, second place USD$3,000, third place USD$2,000, and the two People’s Choice Awards will receive USD$1,000.

“A deep passion for design and a creative mindset are the cornerstone of any successful design competition submission,” said Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, Principal in Charge of Design at Fentress Architects. “Each year, the submissions we receive are more innovative, spirited and dynamic than the prior year, which shows an exciting outlook for the future of terminal design. We’re greatly impressed by this year’s winners and every submission we received.”

A Green Gateway
The winning concept, designed by Nikhil Bang and Kaushal Tatiya from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), transforms Indira Gandhi International Airport into a forward-thinking, sustainable multimodal hub that mitigates the enivironmental impacts of air travel while enhancing mobility across New Delhi, India—one of the most populated and polluted cities in the world. The design, dubbed “the Green Gateway,” proposes a future where airports are more than buildings; they provide a seamless connection to the cultural context of the site, from their planning to their form and materiality.

Embracing sustainable design strategies, the zero-emission concept features a decentralized system of one central terminal and six towers dispersed throughout the city. The towers provide a dual purpose, working as both air-purifying centers and stations for flying cars. This solution significantly improves mobility across the city by replacing domestic flights as one of the major sources of pollution.

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First-Place Winner: BANIYA, The Green Gateway, designed by Nikhil Bang and Kaushal Tatiya from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

The students’ submission describes the airport’s design as “zero-emission at the macro and micro level, improving mobility across the city by replacing domestic flight as one of the major sources of pollution and making air travel a personal affair.”

Second Place Winner
What does travel and transportation look like in 2100? According to second-place winner Dušan Sekulic—a student at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia—fully autonomous pods, driving chairs, AI-powered navigation, and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft will be key ingredients to designing the next-gen airport experience. The concept proposes reimagining Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)—the busiest airport in the world—as a drive-in airport where travelers’ individual pods and driving chairs bring them directly to the aircraft. Playing off of Atlanta’s reputation as a “city in the forest,” the new ATL will feature a green design approach, merging the airport with the city’s skyline to create an “airport in the forest.”

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Second-Place Winner: Sejkul, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Drive-In Airport by Dušan Sekulic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Third Place Winner
This year’s third-place winner responded to an ever-important reality: how airport design can prepare airports located in high density seaside cities to adapt to the effects of climate change. Floating Aero City, designed by Yuanxiang Chan, Chaofan Zhang, and Zhuangzhuang King from Beijing Jiaotong University, provides a highly visionary approach to sustainable design. Located in Hong Kong, the airport responds to the site’s subtropical climate conditions and high density issues. Floating on Hong Kong’s ocean, the airport’s three-dimensional, moveable platform reduces the impact on the natural terrain while increasing available land. The structure’s vertical form significantly reduces the time it takes passengers to flow from check-in to boarding, enhancing the overall passenger experience. Sustainable design strategies include daylighting, tidal power generation, a circular runway and hydrogen-powered aircraft.

People’s Choice Awards
The Vertebrae, designed by Yi Yang Chai and Sharon Cho from the University of Malaya, won the #1 People’s Choice Award with more than 6,200 public votes. The biophilic design harmonizes the built environment with nature to create a “garden city”—the future airport archetype that forms a contextual representation of its culture. Located in Singapore, the concept infuses a biophilic and sustainable approach into every element of the design to reenvision the airport as a model of sustainability while amplifying the country’s national identity.

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Autonomous pods move passengers throughout the futuristic terminal. Sejkul, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Drive-In Airport by Dušan Sekulic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

“This is a beautiful concept with a strong connection to existing structures and attention to the environment,” said Lois Kramer, a 2020 FGC Juror and CEO at KRAMER aerotek inc. “The design is resilient in how it addresses air pollution and possibility of evolving modes of transportation.”

Garnering over 5,900 public votes, O’Pon the Hill Airport landed the #2 People’s Choice Award. Designed by Ridwan Arifin, Imaduddin Dhia Ul-Fath and Ervin Dwiratno from Yogyakarta University of Technology, the concept blends culture, history and technology to envision the future of O’Hare International Airport. This futuristic terminal features a Smart Air Pad to accommodate vertical take-off and landing. Equipped with nanotechnology, the Smart Air Pad examines the performance of aircraft. Additionally, People Mover Pods move passengers throughout the terminal, enhancing circulation and the overall passenger experience.

2020 Fentress Global Challenge Jurors
This year’s winners were handpicked by seven esteemed jurors that are experts in aviation, architecture and engineering.

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Third-Place Winner: W.A.D, Floating Aero City designed by Yuanxiang Chan, Chaofan Zhang, and Zhuangzhuang King from Beijing Jiaotong University.

Jury members include:

  • Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA – Principal in Charge of Design, Fentress Architects
  • Agatha Kessler – Chairman, Fentress Architects
  • Lois Kramer – CEO, KRAMER aerotek inc.
  • George Miller – COO, Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP
  • Dr. Patricia A. Ryan – President, Decision Services International
  • Somer Shindler – Owner, J. Shindler Solutions
  • Bradley D. Schulz, FAIA
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#1 People’s Choice Award Winner: Arch YiYang, The Vertebrae, designed by Yi Yang Chai and Sharon Cho from the University of Malaya.

Looking Ahead
The future of aviation and airport terminal design is an everchanging vision. The Fentress Global Challenge provides an essential platform for students to test their innovation and fuel their creativity. With the new year quickly approaching, Fentress is excited to prepare for the 2021 Fentress Global Challenge. Registration will soon go live. To stay updated on next year’s competiton, please visit: https://fentressglobalchallenge.com/.

To download the press kit, visit: https://fentressarchitects.sharefile.com/d-s2dca221fe9343aa8.

To download images of the 2020 winners, visit: https://fentressarchitects.sharefile.com/d-sa28489802d04edbb.

Fentress Global Challenge
Fentress Global Challenge (FGC) is an annual international student design competition. Since its inception in 2011, thousands of entries from over 75 countries have competed for top honors. A copy of this year’s competition brief is available at: https://www.fentressglobalchallenge.com/competition-brief. To learn more about the Fentress Global Challenge, please visit https://fentressglobalchallenge.com.

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#2 People’s Choice Award Winner: RIE, O’Pon the Hill, designed by Ridwan Arifin, Imaduddin Dhia Ul-Fath and Ervin Dwiratno from Yogyakarta University of Technology

About Fentress Architects
Fentress Architects is a global design firm, which passionately pursues the creation of sustainable and iconic architecture that improves the human environment. As a dynamic organization, Fentress is driven to design, innovate, and exceed client expectations. Since its founding in 1980 by Curtis Fentress, the firm’s portfolio of completed work is valued at over $43 billion, has grown to serve more than 650 million people each year, and has been honored with more than 550 distinctions for design excellence and innovation. To learn more about Fentress Architects, please visit https://fentressarchitects.com/. Connect with Fentress on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Media Contacts
Cassidy Humphrey
Fentress Architects
Office: 303.282.6190
Cell: 949.606.3116
humphrey@fentressarchitects.com
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IFG มุ่งหวังที่จะรักษาสิทธิ์ในทรัพย์สินทางปัญญาสำหรับพันธุ์องุ่นในประเทศจีน

เบเกอร์สฟีลด์, แคลิฟอร์เนีย, Nov. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ในวันนี้ International Fruit Genetics (IFG) บริษัทปรับปรุงพันธุ์ผลไม้ในแคลิฟอร์เนียได้ยื่นขอสิทธิบัตร / สิทธิ์ของนักปรับปรุงพันธุ์พืช / สิทธิในพันธุ์พืชและการคุ้มครองเครื่องหมายการค้าสำหรับพันธุ์ที่เป็นกรรมสิทธิ์หลายชนิดในเขตอำนาจศาลต่างๆ บริษัทเป็นผู้เพาะพันธุ์องุ่นบริโภคสดเอกชนรายใหญ่ที่สุดในโลกและให้ใบอนุญาตสายพันธุ์ผลไม้ที่เป็นกรรมสิทธิ์แก่ผู้เพาะปลูกทั่วโลก IFG ให้ความสำคัญกับตลาดจีนเป็นอย่างมากและจะพยายามอย่างต่อเนื่องเพื่อเพาะพันธุ์ผลไม้พันธุ์พรีเมียมให้กับผู้บริโภคชาวจีน

เพื่อตอบสนองต่อการละเมิดทรัพย์สินทางปัญญาในประเทศจีนที่เกี่ยวข้องกับสายพันธุ์ IFG-Six ทาง IFG ต้องการที่จะแถลงต่อไปนี้:

IFG เป็นผู้เพาะพันธุ์และเจ้าของพันธุ์ IFG-Six ที่ชอบด้วยกฎหมาย (วางตลาดภายใต้เครื่องหมายการค้าจดทะเบียน “Sweet Sapphire®” และ “甜蜜蓝宝石®”) องุ่นพันธุ์ Sweet Sapphire® มีรูปทรงกระบอกยาว โดยส่วนใหญ่จะมีร่องตรงปลาย IFG ได้ยื่นคำขอคุ้มครองสิทธิพันธุ์พืชสำหรับ IFG-Six (Sweet Sapphire®) ในประเทศจีนในปี 2018 และพันธุ์ดังกล่าวได้รับการอนุมัติเบื้องต้นจากสำนักงานคุ้มครองพันธุ์พืชแห่งกระทรวงเกษตรและชนบท ซึ่งการอนุมัติเผยแพร่เมื่อวันที่ 1 มกราคม 2019 ในเดือนสิงหาคม 2020 กระทรวงเกษตรและชนบทได้ดำเนินการตรวจสอบสถานที่ทดสอบ DUS สำหรับพันธุ์ IFG-Six

เมื่อ IFG-Six ได้รับการคุ้มครองสิทธิพันธุ์พืชในประเทศจีนแล้ว การเผยแพร่หรือขายส่วนขยายพันธุ์ของ IFG-Six โดยไม่ได้รับอนุญาตจาก IFG เพื่อวัตถุประสงค์เชิงพาณิชย์จะถือเป็นการละเมิดสิทธิ์พันธุ์พืชของ IFG ภายใต้กฎระเบียบของสาธารณรัฐประชาชนจีนว่าด้วยการคุ้มครองพันธุ์พืชใหม่ IFG จะมีสิทธิ์เรียกร้องค่าเสียหายสำหรับกิจกรรมที่ไม่ได้รับอนุญาตที่เกิดขึ้นในช่วงเวลาตั้งแต่วันที่เผยแพร่จนถึงวันที่ให้สิทธิเมื่อได้รับสิทธิ์

IFG จะไม่ยอมให้มีการละเมิดสิทธิ์ใดๆ และจะพิจารณาดำเนินการบังคับใช้ใดๆ ที่อาจจำเป็นเพื่อปกป้องสิทธิ์ของตน

นอกจากนี้ IFG ยังได้รับการจดทะเบียนเครื่องหมายการค้า “Sweet Sapphire®” และ “甜蜜蓝宝石®” ในประเทศจีนอย่างปลอดภัย ซึ่งครอบคลุมสินค้าต่างๆ เช่น องุ่นสด ต้นอ่อน เถาองุ่น และเมล็ดพันธุ์ หากไม่ได้รับอนุญาตจาก IFG ห้ามมิให้ใช้เครื่องหมายการค้าที่เหมือนกันหรือคล้ายคลึงกันกับเครื่องหมายการค้าจดทะเบียนสินค้าเดียวกันหรือใกล้เคียงกันของ IFG เพื่อวัตถุประสงค์เชิงพาณิชย์

IFG เริ่มพบว่ามีความคิดเห็นบางประการเกี่ยวกับคุณภาพและความสามารถในการดัดแปลงพันธุ์ IFG-Six ในประเทศจีน IFG ต้องการเน้นย้ำว่าไม่เคยอนุญาตให้ฝ่ายใดนำเข้า ปลูก หรือขายส่วนขยายพันธุ์ที่เป็นกรรมสิทธิ์ของ IFG ในประเทศจีน การปลูกพันธุ์ใดๆ ที่เป็นกรรมสิทธิ์ของ IFG หรือการอภิปรายใดๆ ที่เกี่ยวข้องกับเทคนิคการเพาะปลูกในประเทศจีนจึงไม่ได้รับอนุญาตจาก IFG และไม่ได้รับการสนับสนุนจากความชำนาญทางเทคนิคและความเชี่ยวชาญของ IFG การดำเนินการเพาะพันธุ์ การขายและการส่งเสริมในประเทศจีน ส่วนขยายพันธุ์ที่เป็นกรรมสิทธิ์ของ IFG ซึ่งรวมถึง IFG-Six โดยไม่ได้รับอนุญาตจาก IFG จะเป็นการละเมิดกฎหมายเมล็ดพันธุ์แห่งสาธารณรัฐประชาชนจีนและการละเมิดทรัพย์สินทางปัญญาของ IFG หรือผลประโยชน์ที่ชอบด้วยกฎหมายอื่นๆ IFG ได้เริ่มดำเนินการเพื่อเก็บรักษาหลักฐานและการดำเนินการบริหารจัดการกับพื้นที่เพาะปลูก IFG-Six ที่ผิดกฎหมายตลอดจนถึงการซื้อขายและส่งเสริมพันธุ์ IFG โดยไม่ได้รับอนุญาต โดยมีวัตถุประสงค์หลักในการต่อสู้กับการละเมิดและเพื่อวัตถุประสงค์ในการดำเนินการทางกฎหมายต่อไป

IFG ขอความกรุณาให้เรือนเพาะชำและผู้เพาะปลูกในอุตสาหกรรมในประเทศจีนหลีกเลี่ยงการขยายพันธุ์หรือปลูกหรือจัดการพันธุ์ที่เป็นกรรมสิทธิ์ของ IFG ในประเทศจีน และโดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่งในขณะนี้ IFG-Six โดยไม่ได้รับอนุญาตจาก IFG โดยชัดแจ้ง เพื่อหลีกเลี่ยงความผิดในการละเมิดทรัพย์สินทางปัญญาหรือการละเมิดกฎหมายอื่นๆ หรือความสูญเสียทางเศรษฐกิจใดๆ ที่อาจเกิดขึ้นโดย IFG IFG มั่นใจว่าจะได้รับผลลัพธ์ที่ดีจากการดำเนินการแก้ไขต่างๆ IFG หวังเป็นอย่างยิ่งว่าจะได้รับการเคารพสิทธิในประเทศจีนมากขึ้

เกี่ยวกับ IFG – International Fruit Genetics (IFG) ซึ่งมีสำนักงานใหญ่อยู่ในเบเกอร์สฟีลด์ รัฐแคลิฟอร์เนีย และก่อตั้งขึ้นในปี 2001 เป็นหนึ่งในบริษัทปรับปรุงพันธุ์ผลไม้ระดับพรีเมียมที่ใหญ่ที่สุดในโลก นักปรับปรุงพันธุ์พืชของบริษัท Drs. David Cain และ Chris Owens พัฒนาองุ่นและเชอร์รี่สายพันธุ์ใหม่ซึ่งได้รับการจดสิทธิบัตรและออกใบอนุญาตให้นักการตลาดและผู้เพาะปลูกทั่วโลก ปัจจุบัน IFG มีผู้ได้รับใบอนุญาตใน 15 ประเทศและผลไม้ของบริษัทมีวางตลาดในกว่า 25 ประเทศ สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม โปรดไปที่ www.ifg.world

ติดต่อด้านสื่อ: Andrew King, Bastion Elevate – andrew@bastionelevate.com

Pink Diamond Fetches $26.6M at Sotheby’s Geneva Sale

GENEVA – An extremely rare, purple-pink diamond mined in Russia, which Sotheby’s described as “a true wonder of nature,” sold for $26.6 million on Wednesday, the auction house said.

Sotheby’s had estimated that the flawless oval gem, “The Spirit of the Rose,” could fetch from $23 million to $38 million at the Geneva sale.

The hammer price was 21 million Swiss francs. With commission, the final price was 24.4 million Swiss francs, or US $26.6 million. It was bought by a telephone bidder who chose to remain anonymous, Sotheby’s said.

Jewelry expert Benoit Repellin, who led the sale, said it set a record for a diamond graded fancy vivid purple-pink sold at auction. The stone weighed 14.83 carats and was the largest pink diamond with that color grading to go on the block.

The diamond was named after a ballet performed by the Ballets Russes and its legendary dancer Vaslav Nijinsky in 1911.

Mined by Russian diamond producer Alrosa in July 2017, it was cut from the largest pink crystal ever found in the country, Sotheby’s said.

The diamond was shown in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei.

Colored stones have been greatly valued as an asset class by the super-rich in recent years, with top-quality pink diamonds especially prized.

The Argyle mine in western Australia, which produced the world’s largest supply of pink diamonds, halted production last week because of depletion.

“The lucky buyer could well profit from prices soaring for pink diamonds in the coming years thanks to increased rarity,” Tobias Kormind, managing director of 77 Diamonds, Europe’s largest online diamond jeweler, said in a statement.

Naturally colored diamonds occur because they possess a particular lattice structure that refracts light to produce colored, rather than white, stones.

Source: Voice of America

Pink Diamond Fetches $26.6M at Sotheby’s Geneva Sale

GENEVA – An extremely rare, purple-pink diamond mined in Russia, which Sotheby’s described as “a true wonder of nature,” sold for $26.6 million on Wednesday, the auction house said.

Sotheby’s had estimated that the flawless oval gem, “The Spirit of the Rose,” could fetch from $23 million to $38 million at the Geneva sale.

The hammer price was 21 million Swiss francs. With commission, the final price was 24.4 million Swiss francs, or US $26.6 million. It was bought by a telephone bidder who chose to remain anonymous, Sotheby’s said.

Jewelry expert Benoit Repellin, who led the sale, said it set a record for a diamond graded fancy vivid purple-pink sold at auction. The stone weighed 14.83 carats and was the largest pink diamond with that color grading to go on the block.

The diamond was named after a ballet performed by the Ballets Russes and its legendary dancer Vaslav Nijinsky in 1911.

Mined by Russian diamond producer Alrosa in July 2017, it was cut from the largest pink crystal ever found in the country, Sotheby’s said.

The diamond was shown in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei.

Colored stones have been greatly valued as an asset class by the super-rich in recent years, with top-quality pink diamonds especially prized.

The Argyle mine in western Australia, which produced the world’s largest supply of pink diamonds, halted production last week because of depletion.

“The lucky buyer could well profit from prices soaring for pink diamonds in the coming years thanks to increased rarity,” Tobias Kormind, managing director of 77 Diamonds, Europe’s largest online diamond jeweler, said in a statement.

Naturally colored diamonds occur because they possess a particular lattice structure that refracts light to produce colored, rather than white, stones.

Source: Voice of America

Facebook Extends Ban on US Political Ads for Another Month

As election misinformation raged online, Facebook Inc. said on Wednesday its post-election ban on political ads would likely last another month, raising concerns from campaigns and groups eager to reach voters for key Georgia Senate races in January.

The ban, one of Facebook’s measures to combat misinformation and other abuses on its site, was supposed to last about a week but could be extended. Alphabet Inc.’s Google also appeared to be sticking with its post-election political ad ban.

“While multiple sources have projected a presidential winner, we still believe it’s important to help prevent confusion or abuse on our platform,” Facebook told advertisers in an email seen by Reuters. It said to expect the pause to last another month though there “may be an opportunity to resume these ads sooner.”

Facebook later confirmed the extension in a blog post.

Baseless claims about the election reverberated around social media this week as President Donald Trump challenged the validity of the outcome, even as state officials reported no significant irregularities, and legal experts cautioned he had little chance to overturn Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

In one Facebook group created on Sunday, which rapidly grew to nearly 400,000 members by Wednesday, members calling for a nationwide recount swapped unfounded accusations about alleged election fraud and shifting state vote counts every few seconds.

“The reality is right now that we are not through the danger zone,” said Vanita Gupta, chief executive of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.

Google declined to answer questions about the length of its ad pause, although one advertiser said the company had floated the possibility of extending it through or after December. A Google spokeswoman previously said the company would lift its ban based on factors such as the time needed for votes to be counted and whether there was civil unrest.

The extensions mean that the top two digital advertising behemoths, which together control more than half the market, are not accepting election ads ahead of the two U.S. Senate runoff races in Georgia that could decide control of that chamber.

Democratic and Republican digital strategists who spoke to Reuters railed against those decisions, saying the ad bans were overly broad and failed to combat a much bigger problem on the platforms: the organic spread of viral lies in unpaid posts.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, along with the Senate campaigns of Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, called for an exemption for the Georgia Senate run-offs so they could make voters aware of upcoming deadlines.

Ossoff faces incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue, and Warnock faces incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler.

“It is driving us absolutely bonkers,” said Mark Jablonowski, managing partner of DSPolitical, a digital firm that works with Democratic causes.

“They’re essentially holding the rest of the political process hostage,” said Eric Wilson, a Republican digital strategist, who said he thought the companies’ concerns about ads on the election outcome did not require a blanket ban. “This is something that deserves a scalpel and they’re using a rusty ax,” he added.

The companies declined to say when they would lift other “break-glass” election measures introduced for unpaid posts, like Facebook’s limits on the distribution of live videos and demotions of content that its systems predict may be misinformation.

Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said those emergency measures would not be permanent, but that rollback was “not imminent.”

Google’s YouTube, which is labeling all election-related videos with information about the outcome, said it would stick with that approach “as long as it’s necessary.”

The video-sharing company bans “demonstrably false” claims about the election process, but has used the tool sparingly, saying hyperbolic statements about a political party “stealing” the election does not violate the policy.

However, Twitter Inc. has stopped using its most restrictive election-related warning labels, which hid and limited engagement on violating tweets. Instead, the company is now using lighter-touch labels that “provide additional context,” spokeswoman Katie Rosborough said.

Twitter placed a label reading “this claim about election fraud is disputed” on two of Trump’s tweets Tuesday morning, but each was retweeted more than 80,000 times by that evening.

Democratic strategists, including members of the Biden campaign who tweeted criticism of Facebook, said social media companies’ measures were not effectively curbing the spread of viral lies.

Nina Jankowicz, a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center, said the ad pauses were needed but not sufficient for tackling false information.

“Clearly President Trump does not think the election is over, so I don’t think the platforms should treat it as if it is,” she said.

Source: Voice of America