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Channel Signal Unveils First Independent Product Review Score – At the Buy Button

Reduces cart abandonment, increases conversion rates and speeds path to purchase

PARK CITY, Utah, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Channel Signal, the leading aggregator of product reviews and analysis, today announced the Consumer2Consumer (C2C) Score, the first independent and unbiased review score located at the buy button.

Today, the two most significant challenges facing brands and retailers are cart abandonment and low conversion rates: 74% of online shoppers abandon their shopping carts, and the average conversion rate is 2.68%. The new C2C Score addresses these issues by providing consumers with all of the information and confidence they need to make purchasing decisions.

By providing consumers with independent, accurate, and unbiased guidance at the buy button, product reviews prove to increase conversion rates by 25% – equating to millions of dollars for online retailers.

“Channel Signal has been focused on product reviews and the insights you can glean from them for more than a decade,” said Paul Kirwin, CEO, Channel Signal. “Based on industry trends, consumer buying behaviors, and the insights we’ve gathered over the years, we saw an opportunity to empower consumers to make confident purchases while also giving retailers insights they can’t get anywhere else.”

Channel Signal collects, cleans, and validates thousands of reviews from all major sites, daily. An accurate and reliable score at the buy button drives faster and more confident decisions with fewer clicks. While other vendors syndicate reviews, Channel Signal ensures the reviews are accurate, relevant, and ready to drive confident buying decisions.

Besides helping brands and retailers drive incremental revenue, Channel Signal also works with leading publishers to feature the C2C Score next to the buy button in editorial product reviews and other product features. Outside Media, the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, has partnered with Channel Signal to drive strong conversion rates. A major product for Ski Magazine experienced 5x click-throughs in one pilot project when the C2C Score was next to the buy button.

“We have partnered with Channel Signal for our Gear360 program and the initial results are really encouraging,” said Sharon Houghton, VP, Sales & Strategic Partnerships, Outside Media. “They have built an aggregated score of consumer opinion at the Buy Button. Now our expert and tester opinions are matched with consumer opinion to give a 360 degree look at product performance for our members – and it’s working.”

The Platform: For Brands and Retailers

The new C2C Score is the latest product review innovation from Channel Signal and built upon years of research and development of the company’s powerful platform. Given the millions of reviews collected through its platform, Channel Signal can uncover information and patterns for the first time. Brands and retailers get access to data and insights to make more intelligent actions based on shoppers’ purchasing decisions. They can either access the platform directly or integrate it into their current BI solution.

Platform benefits include:

  • Measure performance at the buy button and across the marketplace
  • Quickly understand consumer sentiment and feedback
  • Utilize review data in predictive analytics models
  • Get consistent, reliable human onboarding and support
  • Build custom dashboards for superior reporting/organization
  • Benchmark performance by defining custom KPIs
  • Implement price monitoring
  • Seamlessly integrate into any BI platform

Channel Signal also launched a new website today featuring the C2C Score, the platform, its unique capabilities, business benefits, and best practices. Channel Signal is also unveiling “Review Central,” a new destination for learning about the latest and greatest product reviews. It will showcase the latest news, trends, and practical tips for turning thoughts into revenue.

To learn more, visit ChannelSignal.com and follow on LinkedIn and Facebook. Subscribe to the Channel Signal newsletter for regular updates and industry news.

To watch a brief overview of Channel Signal click here.
To see how Channel Signal works click here.

About Channel Signal

Channel Signal empowers retailers and brands to expedite the path to purchase by giving consumers trusted information for more confident buying decisions at the point of purchase, with fewer clicks – reducing cart abandonment and increasing conversion rates by 25%.

As an independent aggregator and verifier of online product reviews, Channel Signal collects, cleans, and validates millions of reviews from all major sites. An accurate and reliable score at the buy button drives faster and more confident decisions with fewer clicks. While other vendors simply syndicate reviews, Channel Signal ensures the reviews are real, relevant, and ready to drive confident buying decisions.

Videos accompanying this announcement are available at:

https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c0ee2bed-886e-4ec3-b68e-cbdde66fc445
https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/53f3e363-f159-4c1f-9c8e-83bf459bf96b

Media Contact:
Matt Berry
Conversion Marketing
matt@conversionam.com

HqO Raises $60M in Series C Funding to Power the Tenant Experience for Modern Office Environments

New funding from the world’s top commercial real estate investors follows record-breaking growth and demand

BOSTON, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HqO, the only tenant experience operating system for commercial office buildings, today announced it raised $60M in Series C funding from leading venture capital and commercial real estate firms. Previous investors AccompliceInsight PartnersJLL SparkNavitas CapitalDivcoWestAllegion Ventures, and The Pagliuca Family Office participated in the round, joining new investors PruVen CapitalCushman & Wakefield, and Suffolk Capital. The company has raised $106.9M to date, and will use the funds to support its rapid growth. As HqO continues to scale, it will expand its existing footprints in Boston, New York City, London, and Paris, as well as open new offices in Toronto and the Midwest and West Coast regions of the United States.

HqO is the undisputed leader in tenant experience technology with more than 150M square feet under management. The company tripled its revenue in the past 12 months and doubled its headcount. The new financing will further accelerate HqO’s growth initiatives and continue the company’s commitment to its world-class product through research and development, as well as support future mergers and acquisitions.

“Customer demand for HqO’s offering continues to be extraordinary. The company helped landlords, property teams, and tenants alike adjust to the changes of the pandemic around the world,” said AJ Malhotra at Insight Partners. “HqO is empowering office owners to bring their assets into the future through tenant experience, technology partnerships, and advanced data and analytics capabilities. This is crucial to the success of CRE, and we are excited to continue our partnership with the HqO team as they lead the tenant experience space.”

HqO services over 60 commercial real estate clients worldwide, including Columbia Property Trust, Vornado Realty Trust, Nuveen Real Estate, Jamestown L.P., Hudson Pacific Properties, Grosvenor, Landsec, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and Endurance Land. By using the HqO platform, landlords and property teams are guaranteed an advantage in the ever-changing commercial real estate industry. HqO lets office owners generate value by arming them with technology that blends the physical and digital office experiences to better engage with the people who occupy their buildings. These technology activations also provide important insights that can be leveraged to create the most value for their assets.

HqO Co-Founder and CEO Chase Garbarino said, “We’re really happy with the composition of our Series C round being led by existing investors, but also bringing together a network of strategic investors setting HqO up for unprecedented growth as the world returns to offices. This round of funding is more than just capital; it comes with strategic partnerships that will significantly expand HqO’s reach and differentiate our offering.”

Supporting Quotes

“The CRE industry is in the process of shifting the value equation away from the physical nature of the buildings to the tenants and employees who occupy them. We believe that a world-class tenant experience platform will help to satisfy this shift. After extensive research, we have identified HqO as the tenant experience market leader,” said Travis Skelly at PruVen Capital. “Their best-in-class technology has made HqO the preferred platform for landlords. We are very excited to partner with the HqO team to help them deliver an unparalleled product with superior technology and client service.”

“We’re proud investors in HqO since 2018 and excited to support them as they expand their industry-leading tenant experience platform and technology leadership,” said Yishai Lerner, Co-CEO at JLL Technologies. “HqO is a must-have product for any landlord seeking to retain, attract and build stronger relationships with their tenants.”

About HqO

The world’s leading commercial real estate firms count on HqO to help them deliver a state-of-the-art tenant experience within their properties. Active in over 150 million square feet in 7 countries, HqO is known for its tenant experience platform comprised of an award-winning tenant app, analytics suite, and partner marketplace. Our solutions put experiences and a sense of community directly into the tenants’ hands while helping property owners uncover insights and take intelligent action to differentiate their assets. For more information, visit www.hqo.co, and connect with us on LinkedInTwitter, and Instagram.

Primary Contact: Kristin Concannon
Phone: 833-225-5476
Email: kristin.concannon@hqo.co

 

Meltwater announces agreement to acquire leading social influencer marketing company Klear for $17.8 million in a combination of cash and earn-out

SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Meltwater B.V., a leading global SaaS provider of media intelligence and social analytics, has entered into an agreement to acquire Klear, an Israeli SaaS company and a market leader in the fast-growing influencer marketing space.

For the full year 2020, Klear reached revenues of $7.6 million. Excluding earn-out, Meltwater has agreed to purchase Klear for a price of 1.4 times 2020 revenue settled in cash at closing. The transaction is expected to close on or around April 14th, 2021.

“The rise of the influencer marketing space – today a 10 billion-dollar industry growing 50 percent per year – is one of the clearest examples of how social media is transforming traditional marketing,” says Meltwater CEO John Box.

He continues: “Back in 2017, Meltwater partnered with Klear after doing a global search for the best product in this space. Together we have successfully won clients such as Nestlé, Walmart, OGILVY, Audi, H&M, BMW and Bvlgari. We can now fully combine Klear’s industry leading product with Meltwater’s global customer reach and create a formidable player to shape the future of the social influencer marketing space.”

“At Klear, we use algorithms and artificial intelligence to help customers identify relevant influencers, manage influencer relationships, and measure the impact of those relationships – something that Meltwater has done for traditional media relations for many years. As the lines between media relations and influencer marketing continue to blur, and as a result of our successful partnership over the last four years, it makes perfect sense that we are formally joining forces,” says Eytan Avigdor, CEO of Klear.

Klear was founded in 2012 by three brothers Eytan, Noam and Guy Avigdor and is currently present in the US and the UK in addition to the headquarters in Israel.

Klear’s solutions can be integrated with contracting and payment solutions, along with ecommerce integrations with the likes of Shopify, allowing customers to manage their influencer marketing spend and see exactly how much revenue those influencers are driving for their brand, all in one place.

The Klear acquisition will be Meltwater’s second acquisition since the company was listed on Euronext Growth Oslo in December 2020 and its tenth since 2016. The acquisition is part of Meltwater’s growth strategy, which involves investments and acquisitions in the social media segment.

In March, Meltwater entered into an agreement under which it is committed to acquire Linkfluence, a company who uses artificial intelligence to extract consumer insights from social media.

“With these two acquisitions, we open up two new markets worth $73 and $10 billion respectively. With our global presence and strong customer relationships, we expect to become a leader within both market research and influencer marketing. By integrating Klear functionality into the Meltwater product, we will have a truly unique offering in the market. Our social suite will provide social listening and analytics, social management and influencer marketing in one integrated product. This will also be the only product on the market that allows customers to conduct, execute and measure the effectiveness of both media relations and influencer relations in the same place,” says John Box.

The information contained in this statement has not been audited and may be subject to change. Please see Meltwater Company Disclosures on https://www.meltwater.com/en/about/investor-relations to stay up to date on company news and updates.

For further information, please contact:
Geir Arne Drangeid
Investor Relations and Media Contact
gad@meltwater.com

About Meltwater
Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By examining millions of posts each day from social media platforms, blogs and news sites, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside. The company was founded in Oslo, Norway, in 2001 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with 50 offices across six continents. The company has 1,700 employees and 28,000 corporate customers, including industry leaders in several sectors. Learn more at meltwater.com.

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547 Energy Announces Partnership With Andy Kinsella

Aer Soléir to Develop Onshore Renewable Energy Projects in Europe

HOUSTON, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — An affiliate of 547 Energy LLC (“547 Energy”), the clean energy investment platform of Quantum Energy Partners (“Quantum”), today announced that it has partnered with European clean energy industry veteran, Andy Kinsella (“Kinsella”), to launch a new company with a mission of developing, constructing, owning, and operating a multi-gigawatt (GW) portfolio of onshore wind, solar and energy storage projects throughout Europe. The new platform, Aer Soléir, will be headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

Kinsella brings over 35 years of experience in the international energy sector and has held leadership positions at companies including Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB), ESB International, GE, Siemens and most recently Mainstream Renewable Power where he served as CEO. In addition, Kinsella has been a member of the Renewables Industry Advisory Board of the International Energy Agency (Paris), was Chairman of Smartwind (a Mainstream-Siemens-Ørsted JV offshore wind development company), a member of the Energy sub-Committee of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Advisory Committee to the Independent Committee on Climate Change (London).

Gabriel Alonso, CEO & President of 547 Energy, said, “The European Green Deal provides the policy roadmap to transition Europe to a clean energy economy and sets into motion Europe’s political ambition to be the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.” Alonso added, “We believe there is no better time than now to invest in the accelerating clean energy transition and are thrilled to partner with Andy as he leads the charge in this new venture. We have full confidence in Andy’s ability to grow Aer Soléir into a leading European pure-play renewable energy developer and look forward to working closely in the journey.”

Sean O’Donnell, Managing Director at Quantum and Director of 547 Energy, said “We have known Andy for years and are excited to further expand Quantum’s presence in the clean energy space through this partnership with him. He is a proven, execution-focused executive who can deliver strong results for his investors. The task of decarbonizing the European power grid is a meaningful undertaking that will require the vision and dedication of entrepreneurs like Andy and the Aer Soléir team.”

Andy Kinsella, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Aer Soléir remarked, “I am personally very pleased to be leading this exciting effort with the support, vision and expertise provided by both 547 Energy and Quantum. Aer Soléir’s mission is to develop and build best-in-class, large-scale, energy transition projects that will provide material, long-lasting economic benefits to communities across Europe. We look forward to supplying safe, reliable, and valuable clean energy to our customers and to delivering superior returns for our investors. Our vision is that one day, everyone’s life will be electrified sustainably, and we are pleased to be playing an active part in creating a create a cleaner energy future for all.”

ABOUT 547 ENERGY

547 Energy aims to maximize value for its investors by partnering with leading entrepreneurs who are driving growth in the clean energy economy. To date, 547 Energy has invested in ConnectGen LLC, BlueFloat Energy LLC and ENORA S.A. 547 Energy was founded and is led by industry veteran Gabriel Alonso and is backed by Quantum Energy Partners, a leading provider of capital to the global energy industry. For more information on 547 Energy, please email info@547energy.com or contact Joe Sy at +1-713-452-2189.

Why the name 547 Energy?

The human eye sees color over wavelengths ranging approximately from 400 nanometers (violet) to 700 nanometers (red), with the green sitting at roughly 490 to 575 nanometers. A wavelength of 547 nanometers is visible as “electric green”, a color which represents the overarching aim of 547 Energy – to advance towards a sustainable energy future.

ABOUT QUANTUM ENERGY PARTNERS

Founded in 1998, Quantum Energy Partners is a leading provider of private equity capital to the global energy industry, having managed together with its affiliates more than $17 billion in equity commitments since inception. For more information on Quantum, please visit www.quantumep.com or contact Michael Dalton at +1-713-452-2110.

Media Contact:
Sarah Bray
Sarah@InnovantPR.com
+1-832-226-2116

Tim ก้าวขึ้นดำรงตำแหน่งรองประธานประจำภูมิภาคโอเชียเนียและเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ของ Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group

เทเมคูลา แคลิฟอร์เนีย, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries’ Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“กลุ่ม”) ซึ่งเป็นบริษัทในเครือของ Nikkiso Co., Ltd (ญี่ปุ่น) มีความยินดีที่จะประกาศว่า Tim Born ได้รับการแต่งตั้งให้เป็นรองประธานประจำภูมิภาคโอเชียเนียและเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้

ส่วนขยายที่สำคัญในฝ่ายบริหารของเรานี้สอดคล้องกับวัตถุประสงค์ของแผนกอุตสาหกรรมของ Nikkiso ซึ่งก็คือการให้บริการและการสนับสนุนลูกค้าของเราในพื้นที่เชิงกลยุทธ์ได้ดียิ่งขึ้น

Tim เริ่มต้นทำงานในปี 1983 ในตำแหน่งวิศวกรการผลิตที่ BOC Gases และต่อมาได้ดำรงตำแหน่งหลายตำแหน่งคือ ผู้จัดการโรงงาน วิศวกรการทดสอบระบบและวิศวกรกระบวนการอาวุโส และผู้จัดการบริการด้านวิศวกรรมลูกค้าในกลุ่มบริษัทเดียวกัน โดยดำรงตำแหน่งในออสเตรเลียและสหราชอาณาจักร

ในปี 1997 Tim ได้ร่วมงานกับ Porgera Joint Venture Gold Mine (PNG) ในตำแหน่งวิศวกรกระบวนการอาวุโสที่ทำงานกับ ASU ขนาดใหญ่ จากนั้นจึงย้ายไปรับตำแหน่งผู้จัดการฝ่ายติดตั้งและวิศวกรรมที่ Air & Gas Industries ในปี 1999

ในปี 2000 Tim ได้ร่วมงานกับ Cryoquip Pty Ltd ในตำแหน่งผู้จัดการทั่วไป และได้รับการแต่งตั้งเป็นกรรมการผู้จัดการของนิติบุคคลดังกล่าวในออสเตรเลียเมื่อปี 2012

ในปี 2020 Tim ได้รับการเลื่อนตำแหน่งเป็นรองประธานของ Cryoquip ภูมิภาคเอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้

Tim จบการศึกษาด้านวิศวกรรมเคมีจากมหาวิทยาลัยเมลเบิร์นและจบปริญญาโทสาขาบริหารธุรกิจจากมหาวิทยาลัยควีนส์แลนด์

ด้วยประสบการณ์อันกว้างขวางของเขาในการบริหารจัดการและพัฒนากลุ่มผลิตภัณฑ์ของ Cryoquip ในออสเตรเลีย เอเชียตะวันออกเฉียงใต้ และอินเดีย Tim จะเป็นผู้นำทีมงาน Nikkiso Clean Energy & Industrial Gases ในภูมิภาคที่สำคัญแห่งนี้และจะได้รับภารกิจในการเพิ่มส่วนแบ่งตลาดอย่างยั่งยืนและสร้างผลกำไร

เกี่ยวกับ CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (ปัจจุบันเป็นสมาชิกของ Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) บริษัทสมาชิกผลิตอุปกรณ์แปรรูปก๊าซไครโอเจนทางวิศวกรรมและโรงงานที่มีกระบวนการขนาดเล็กสำหรับก๊าซธรรมชาติเหลว (LNG), บริการที่ดีและอุตสาหกรรมก๊าซสำหรับอุตสาหกรรม Cryogenic Industries ก่อตั้งขึ้นเมื่อ 50 ปีที่แล้ว โดยเป็นบริษัทแม่ของ ACD, Cosmodyne และ Cryoquip และเป็นกลุ่มที่ควบคุมโดยทั่วไปซึ่งมีหน่วยงานปฏิบัติการประมาณ 20 แห่ง

สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม โปรดไปที่ www.cryoind.com และ www.nikkiso.com

ติดต่อด้านสื่อ:
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

PRA Health Sciences selected by Maryland State Medical Society to supply remote patient monitoring and telehealth services

Maryland-based physicians can quickly deploy remote care options for patients with PRA’s digital health technology

RALEIGH, N.C. and BALTIMORE, April 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRA Health Sciences (NASDAQ: PRAH) and the Maryland State Medical Society (MedChi) announced today that Care Innovations, a PRA Health Sciences company, was selected by MedChi to be a preferred provider of remote patient monitoring, telehealth, and digital health services for its network of 22,000+ licensed physicians who practice across 50+ medical specialties. Maryland physicians now have a trusted provider to quickly deploy a secure and privacy-compliant system for maintaining patients’ care remotely, including routine visits and chronic disease management.

“This is the time to embrace RPM to manage patient care,” said Gene Ransom, Chief Executive Officer, MedChi. “The pandemic has proven the clinical and economic benefits of remote patient monitoring and physicians are in search of the right vendor to support this long-term, virtual model. MedChi is pleased to help physicians quickly select a comprehensive provider and expand patients’ access to these vital services.”

Remote patient monitoring is an important component of healthcare that contributes to better patient outcomes and higher patient satisfaction. By capturing medical information automatically and remotely, RPM offers comprehensive, patient-centric care, particularly for elderly and high-risk patients. In today’s pandemic environment, RPM can help patients avoid exposure to COVID-19 and reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations by evaluating patients’ health information from the comfort of their home.

By selecting Care Innovations, physicians will receive the physician and patient-facing technology, including the remote patient monitoring platform, Health Harmony mobile app, nurse-led coordinating center, and internet-connected devices, such as blood pressure cuffs, pulse oximeters, and glucometers. Patients can use these medical devices and the mobile app to manage their care at home, while their physicians monitor the data remotely. In addition, physicians can elect for monthly care management, which allows for billing for services pertaining to Medicare CPT RPM codes for patients that meet the requirements.

“Remote patient monitoring and telehealth offer an innovative way for physicians to monitor their patients’ health in near-real time without travel or time constraints,” said Randy Swanson, Senior Vice President at PRA Health Sciences and President of Care Innovations. “PRA’s digital health solutions provide the infrastructure, technology and payer reimbursement plans to support physicians’ practice requirements and patients’ healthcare needs.”

For more information or to enroll these services today, Maryland physicians can visit CareInnovations.com or MedChi page.

About PRA Health Sciences

PRA Health Sciences is one of the world’s leading global contract research organizations by revenue, providing outsourced clinical development and data solution services to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. PRA’s global clinical development platform includes more than 75 offices across North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Australia and the Middle East and more than 19,000 employees worldwide. Since 2000, PRA has participated in approximately 4,000 clinical trials worldwide. In addition, PRA has participated in the pivotal or supportive trials that led to U.S. Food and Drug Administration or international regulatory approval of more than 95 drugs. To learn more about PRA, please visit www.prahs.com.

INVESTOR INQUIRIES: InvestorRelations@prahs.com

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Laurie Hurst, Sr. Director, Communications and Public Relations
hurstlaurie@prahs.com | +1 (919) 786-8435

About the Maryland State Medical Society

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, is a non-profit membership association of Maryland physicians. It is the largest physician organization in Maryland. The mission of MedChi is to serve as Maryland’s foremost advocate and resource for physicians, their patients and the public health of Maryland. For more information, please visit www.medchi.org.

COVID-19: Upward trend with 1,889 new cases recorded

— The number of COVID-19 cases in Malaysia has continued to show an upward trend in the last two days, with 1,889 cases recorded today compared with 1,767 cases yesterday.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that the latest developments brought the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 365,829.

Sharing the information on his Twitter account, Dr Noor Hisham said that Selangor recorded the highest number of cases at 517, followed by Sarawak with 489 and Kelantan with 226.

Perlis, which recorded zero cases yesterday, reported three new cases today.

Dr Noor Hisham, in a statement, also said that a total of 1,485 recovered cases were reported today, bringing the total number of recoveries to 347,780.

Eight deaths were also recorded today, bringing the cumulative number of deaths to 1,353, he said.

The deaths involved five cases in Sarawak and one each in Sabah, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur.

“A total of 204 cases are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) while 79 cases require respiratory assistance,” he said.

Meanwhile, another seven new clusters were also identified today, involving six workplace clusters and one community cluster.

The workplace clusters are Jalan Khidmat Cluster and Batu Sepuluh Cluster in Sabah; Jalan Mohd Taib Cluster in Selangor; Jalan Sempilai Cluster in Penang; Permatang Berangan Cluster in Kedah and Jalan Gapam Cluster in Melaka.

The community cluster identified is the Jalan Sahadi Cluster in Selangor, he said.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency