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Tautachrome (OTC: TTCM) Partners with Kompendium LLC for NFT Integration into ARknet; NFT Services to Leverage the Factom Protocol and Ethereum

ORO VALLEY, Ariz., May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tautachrome (OTC: TTCM), the developer of the ARknet platform, today announced the creation of a partnership with Kompendium LLC for the integration of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) and NFT-related services into the ARknet platform. Kompendium is a specialized software development company providing Blockchain-related business solutions in identity, data assurance, tokenization, and service integration.

Kompendium Director Jason K. Gregoire commented, “ARknet’s innovative augmented-reality platform is uniquely suited to leverage many of blockchain technology’s most empowering and beneficial features. Integrating such services using leading-edge technologies like the Factom Protocol will significantly expand the ways in which ARknet can deliver value to its individual users, and numerous platform organizations and businesses.”

Kompendium, in collaboration with research & software development firm Kelecorix Inc., is developing numerous blockchain-enabled features that will provide the ARknet community the ability to tokenize user- and business-generated content within the ARknet platform. Integration of NFTs into ARknet builds upon Tautachrome’s imaging patents and technology and it provides a unique opportunity to combine patented capabilities with open NFT standards for expanded user services and business applications.

Kompendium lead engineer and Kelecorix CTO Sergey Bushnyak stated, “We are excited to work with such an energized and forward-looking team eager to bring new services and features to the ARknet platform and its users.”

ARknet’s token services will utilize the Factom Protocol and Ethereum blockchains. The Factom Protocol will provide ARknet with a highly efficient and data-agnostic decentralized data layer capable of handling its diverse technological and business logic needs. Similarly, ARknet will be capable of leveraging popular Ethereum-based features through the use of a smart contract-based bridge that connects the Ethereum and Factom Protocol networks.

Dr. Jon N. Leonard, Tautachrome’s CEO said today, “This is a great step forward, and it’s only a preview of what’s to come. Our ARknet platform is connecting the world’s consumers directly to the world’s goods and services providers with the frictionless and fraud-free features of blockchain technology. Factom (the blockchain system of the vibrant and decentralized open-source community at https://www.factomprotocol.org/) is a blockchain system that will give us the high transaction speeds and the predictably low transaction costs that we require in the ARknet platform. And the Kompendium-provided two-way bridge to Ethereum, the world’s most widely used blockchain, will let our users get the best of Ethereum without incurring Ethereum’s inherent transaction costs and time delays. In the coming weeks, we will speak more about ARknet’s built-in crypto-wallet tying our ARknet to the rest of the world via Ethereum.”

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About Tautachrome, Inc: Tautachrome, Inc. (OTC:TTCM) is an emerging growth company in the Internet applications space. The company has licenses, revolutionary patents, and patents pending in augmented reality, smartphone image authentication, and imagery-based social networking. The company is leveraging these technologies to develop privacy and security-based applications for global business and personal use.

Tautachrome, Inc. posts important information and updates through tweets from the official company twitter page https://twitter.com/Tautachrome_inc

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CNH Industrial announces subsidiary notes offering

London, May 17, 2021

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, CNH Industrial Capital LLC, plans to offer new notes, subject to market conditions. The notes will be guaranteed by CNH Industrial Capital America LLC and New Holland Credit Company, LLC, each a wholly owned subsidiary of CNH Industrial Capital LLC. CNH Industrial Capital LLC is the North American arm of CNH Industrial’s global financial services business.

CNH Industrial Capital LLC intends to add the net proceeds from the offering to its general funds and use them for working capital and other general corporate purposes, including, among other things, the purchase of receivables or other assets in the ordinary course of business. The net proceeds may also be applied to repay CNH Industrial Capital LLC’s indebtedness as it becomes due.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers and the representatives of the underwriters for the offering, and BBVA Securities Inc., Credit Agricole Securities (USA) Inc., Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. and NatWest Markets Securities Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2019. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus for the offering may be obtained by contacting Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, Attn: Prospectus Group, Telephone: (800) 503-4611, Email: prospectus.CPDG@db.com; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, Telephone: (866) 471-2526, Fax: (212) 902-9316, Email: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; Mizuho Securities USA LLC, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, Attn: Debt Capital Markets, Fax: (212) 205-7812; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, MN 55402, Attn: WFS Customer Service, Telephone: (800) 645-3751, Email: wfscustomerservice@wellsfargo.com. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus for the offering are also available on the website of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at http://www.sec.gov.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

CNH Industrial Capital LLC is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of CNH Industrial N.V. and is headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin. As a captive finance company, the primary business of CNH Industrial Capital LLC and its subsidiaries is to underwrite and manage financing products for end-use customers and dealers of CNH Industrial America LLC and CNH Industrial Canada Ltd. (collectively, “CNH Industrial North America”) and provide other related financial products and services to support the sale of agricultural and construction equipment sold by CNH Industrial North America. CNH Industrial Capital LLC and its subsidiaries also provide wholesale and retail financing related to new and used agricultural and construction equipment manufactured by entities other than CNH Industrial North America. CNH Industrial Capital LLC’s principal executive offices are located at 5729 Washington Avenue, Racine, WI 53406, and the telephone number is +1(262) 636-6011.


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Bombardier Announces Further Deleveraging Actions with Full Repayment of its 6⅛% Senior Notes Due 2021

MONTRÉAL, May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) today announced that, as part of its plan to enhance profitability and deleverage its balance sheet, it has completed the repayment in full and complete discharge of its 6⅛% Senior Notes due May 15, 2021 utilizing its available liquidities. The payout was in the amount of EUR 426,663,291 covering the outstanding principal amount as well as accrued interest.

During its March 4, 2021 Investor Day, Bombardier outlined its five-year plan based on four strategic priorities: maturing the flagship Global 7500 aircraft program, increasing productivity and profitability, growth of the aftermarket business and reshaping and strengthening its balance sheet.

“We have taken decisive action to deliver on our commitment of de-leveraging Bombardier’s balance sheet on our path to becoming a more profitable company,” said Éric Martel, President and CEO, Bombardier. “In March, we presented a holistic plan to re-shape Bombardier and, in the short period of time since, we have made significant progress. Backed by solid first quarter results, executing our strategy predictably is our key focus and is designed to position Bombardier to realize its full potential, enhance value for customers and shareholders, all while maintaining a keen focus on employee engagement and sustainability efforts within our operations, product families and the community.”

About Bombardier

Bombardier is a global leader in aviation, creating innovative and game-changing planes. Our products and services provide world-class experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Bombardier is present in more than 12 countries including its production/engineering sites and its customer support network. The Corporation supports a worldwide fleet of more than 4,900 aircraft in service with a wide variety of multinational corporations, charter and fractional ownership providers, governments and private individuals.

News and information is available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Bombardier, Global and Global 7500 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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Mark Masluch
Senior Director, Communications
+514 855 7167


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Online Lifestyle Brand JAXXON Scales Fulfillment with Descartes Ecommerce Warehouse Management Solution

WATERLOO, Ontario, May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Los Angeles-based JAXXON, a growing lifestyle brand offering men’s and women’s jewelry collections and accessories, is using Descartes’ cloud-based ecommerce warehouse management system (WMS) to scale fulfillment operations to serve consumers in over 150 countries.

“At JAXXON, the customer experience starts behind the scenes,” said Josh Pierce, Co-founder at JAXXON. “As our shipment volumes began to grow rapidly, this commitment not only drove the transition to a new warehouse facility but also prompted our investment in leading ecommerce technologies for smarter warehouse management. We stood up the warehouse and the Descartes solution in parallel, just ahead of the holiday season, and today fulfill 6 times more orders per day than a year ago in our old facility. The solution has helped us to make this type of growth possible and to build credibility with customers for both high-quality service and high-quality products.”

Part of Descartes’ ecommerce solution suite, the Descartes ecommerce WMS solution helps direct-to-consumer brands, ecommerce retailers, and traditional retailers make sure they can provide a remarkable customer experience while dramatically increasing the size of their business. The solution ensures that clients can ship on time, ship the right items, do not oversell existing inventory and have full transparency into warehouse operations. The Descartes ecommerce WMS solution is integrated with ecommerce platforms like Shopify, Magento and Big-Commerce. Order information is automatically available to be executed via mobile driven multi-order pick-and-pack strategies and then fed into parcel shipment systems.

Descartes’ ecommerce solution suite combines best in class parcel shipping and fulfilment solutions to help small and medium-sized-enterprise (SME) companies deliver a remarkable buying experience for their customers, scale fast and grow sustainably.

“We’re pleased to help JAXXON effectively scale its fulfillment operations to meet its rapidly expanding business,” said Troy Graham, Vice President at Descartes. “The Descartes ecommerce WMS solution has a strong track record with brands worldwide that, like JAXXON, view fulfillment as part of their competitive edge. As brands work to release new products, build awareness and execute launches, they need warehouse and shipping capabilities that are ready to flex to keep pace with demand surges and business growth.”

For more information, visit https://ecommerce.descartes.com/.


Founded in 2017, JAXXON works only with the most enduring and premium quality materials straight from Italy, from solid 14k Gold to 925 Sterling Silver, to bring customers Italian luxury at a price point within reach. We’ve never settled for less and we don’t believe that you should either. For further information, please visit JAXXON on Instagram, JAXXON on youtube as well as www.jaxxon.com.

About Descartes

Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Bring Israel to ICC for Palestine attacks – PN Youth

— Perikatan Nasional (PN) Youth today insisted that Israel be charged at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for its violent attack on al-Aqsa Mosque and the Gaza Strip.

In a joint statement signed by five youth chiefs from PN, Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu), Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku Rakyat Sabah (STAR), Parti Progresif Sabah (SAPP) and Gerakan, they seek an immediate cessation of war, military action and ethnic cleansing against Palestine.

They also urged international leaders and organisations to condemn the oppression and occupation in addition to pressuring Israel and the United States to be fair and honest in the pre-1967 agreement to establish a sovereign Palestinian state.

“(We) agree with the stand taken by the Malaysian government that support a fair and just solution through the Two-State Solution based on the pre-1967 border agreement with Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital as the only solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict,” the statement read.

The statement was signed by PN Youth chief Khairil Nizam Khirudin, national Armada Bersatu chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal, STAR Youth chief Rizal Johari, SAPP Youth chief Jamain Sarudin and acting central Gerakan Youth chief Wong Chia Zhen.

To help Palestine, PN Youth will play its role and foster strategic cooperation with all parties to boost the #Aid4Palestine campaign that was recently launched by the Prime Minister’s special envoy to the Middle East Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang.

It was reported that the Zionist Israeli military attacks and incursions on Palestinians began with an attack on al-Aqsa Mosque on May 7 followed by air strikes in Gaza since last Monday, and currently over 100 Palestinians have been reported killed with hundreds more injured.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

MOH to consider full MCO in Selangor – Dr Adham

The Health Ministry (MOH) is considering imposing a full-scale Movement Control Order (MCO) in Selangor if the COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise, said its Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.

He said that the MOH should propose stricter standard operating procedures (SOPs) in Selangor if the infection could not be contained.

“I agree that we need to propose stricter SOPs, and also MCO. If the infection can no longer be contained then the proposal to implement the full-scale MCO is something that can be considered,” he said.

Dr Adham said this when asked about the situation in Selangor which continues to record high daily cases.

He said this in a virtual joint press conference with the Coordinating Minister of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme, Khairy Jamaluddin, on the development of the vaccination exercise in the country today.

Selangor recorded 1,507 daily cases on May 15, 1,275 cases on May 16 and 1,650 cases are reported today.

Economic activities are allowed to continue operating during the implementation of MCO 3.0 nationwide, from May 12 to June 7.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency

Malaysia disappointed with UNSC’s inability to halt Israel’s violence – Hishammuddin

Malaysia has reiterated its disappointment over United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) inability to come up with a unified position to halt Israel’s violence against Palestinians, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said.

“This is the third session of the UNSC this week and yet, not a single statement has been released on the current situation in Palestine,” he said in a statement on Monday.

In the absence of the Security Council’s unified action, he said Malaysia in line with a joint call with Brunei and Indonesia also urged the General Assembly to convene a Special Session to immediately end the hostilities.

“The UN must force Israel to comply with all obligations by international law as well as the UN Charter,” he added.

He said during the UNSC open Video TeleConference (VTC) debate on the situation in the Middle East on Sunday, Malaysia had urged the UNSC to exercise its primary responsibility of maintaining peace and security in the region.

Malaysia also wants UNSC to make full use of available tools to avoid an escalation of violence and to prevent further loss of life in Palestine.

Malaysia had also highlighted three key points at the UNSC VTC, first the Security Council must act immediately, and fulfil its duties under the United Nations (UN) Charter.

Second, Malaysia urged the Security Council to speak with one voice, and act swiftly and decisively to respond to the series of Israeli aggresions;

Third Malaysia also called on the Security Council to revisit the recommendation contained in the Secretary-General’s report in 2018, A/ES-10/794, on the deployment of UN-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers to improve the protection of Palestinians.

Hishammuddin said Malaysia will never recognise any blatant seizures of Palestinian land by Israel for their illegal settlements, adding that Malaysia also condemns in the strongest terms all forced evictions of Palestinians from their homes, including those in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighbourhoods of East Jerusalem.

“Once again, Malaysia condemns in the strongest terms the incursion, indiscriminate and escalating attacks by the Israeli Occupation Forces and Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians and worshippers in Al-Aqsa Mosque,” he said.

The death toll from Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip on Sunday rose to 197, including 58 children and 34 women, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. The number of injured has reached 1,235, while many buildings have been destroyed or damaged.

The recent tensions that started in East Jerusalem in the holy month of Ramadan and spread to Gaza after Palestinian fighters there vowed to retaliate against Israeli assaults on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Sheikh Jarrah if they were not halted.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, where Al-Aqsa is located, during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. It annexed the entire city in 1980 in a move never recognised by the international community.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency