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Women changing the face of agriculture in Italy


Patrizia Cencioni, winery owner and New Holland Agriculture customer

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London, June 9, 2022

CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI), through its New Holland Agriculture brand is evolving tradition, and helping build a more inclusive culture by supporting women in farming.

In a new video filmed across Italy, New Holland spotlights the work of women customers who play an increasingly important role in the rural economy.

Meet some of the women who are changing the face of farming in Italy and see how they are using the latest New Holland agricultural equipment to increase production, improve quality and make agribusiness ever more sustainable.

Watch here: bit.ly/BreakingNewGround_en

CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) is a world-class equipment and services company. Driven by its purpose of Breaking New Ground, which centers on Innovation, Sustainability and Productivity, the Company provides the strategic direction, R&D capabilities, and investments that enable the success of its global and regional Brands. Globally, Case IH and New Holland Agriculture supply 360° agriculture applications from machines to implements and the digital technologies that enhance them; and CASE and New Holland Construction Equipment deliver a full lineup of construction products that make the industry more productive. The Company’s regionally focused Brands include: STEYR, for agricultural tractors; Raven, a leader in digital agriculture, precision technology and the development of autonomous systems; Flexi-Coil, specializing in tillage and seeding systems; Miller, manufacturing application equipment; Kongskilde, providing tillage, seeding and hay & forage implements; and Eurocomach, producing a wide range of mini and midi excavators for the construction sector, including electric solutionsAcross a history spanning over two centuries, CNH Industrial has always been a pioneer in its sectors and continues to passionately innovate and drive customer efficiency and success. As a truly global company, CNH Industrial’s 37,000+ employees form part of a diverse and inclusive workplace, focused on empowering customers to grow, and build, a better world.

For more information and the latest financial and sustainability reports visit: cnhindustrial.com

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Goodbye Ethereum: Cryptopunk #3042 Freed from Lonely Captivity

Unique Network purchases cryptopunk to showcase the value of multichain NFTs and fractionalization, plans to distribute to tens of thousands for free

AUSTIN, Texas, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Unique Network, an NFT infrastructure project on Polkadot, announced that it has secured Cryptopunk #3042 with the intent to fractionalize it into a hundred thousand pieces, in order to demonstrate the value of blockchain interoperability. Cryptopunks, the original pfp project that brought billions to the NFT market, have held their status as the ‘genesis’ crypto art of blockchain technology, which proved the utility of NFTs to the global economy. Yet, along with their meteoric rise in popularity came inaccessibility and unsustainability that began to plague Ethereum. Unique Network is ready to demonstrate to those fleeing Ethereum that an interoperable, sustainable, and lower cost solution for NFTs exists.

“Three years ago when we started Unique Network, it was with a vision to bring the tools needed for the worldwide mass adoption of NFTs. With this campaign, we are showing to the world new ownership models by showing them something radical and paradigm-shifting. We are taking the globally recognized Cryptopunks and democratizing access to them,” said Unique Network CEO, Alexander Mitrovich.

The fractionalization of high-value assets is common in traditional markets for things like housing, cars, and shares. This enables an investor to expose their portfolio to an expensive asset without having to own it outright, and allows for individuals to share in the risk/reward of dividing an asset that is volatile. Refungibility lowers the barrier to entry for newcomers to blockchain, who don’t have hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy into this asset class. The minimum price for a Cryptopunk today is $150,000, providing a perfect example of a digital asset that is ideal to fractionalize. This is the primary reason why Unique Network has chosen this asset, with plans to anthropomorphize the Cryptopunk into a narrative story telling device that the new owners of the fractionalized Punks can benefit from.

“Unique Network is demonstrating more than just the tech of fractionalizing an NFT, it’s also providing a blueprint for bonafide community growth for Web3. By airdropping the newly fractionalized Cryptopunk for free to whomever joins our community, we are eliminating the barrier to entry for those who want to be a part of the Cryptopunk movement. There are millions of people who identify with this trend but only 10,000 punks exist. How are they considered punk if only millionaires have access to them?” said Greg Zaitsev, CTO at Unique Network.

To learn more about this Cryptopunk’s journey, please visit Unique Network’s Telegram Group.

About Unique Network
Unique Network is an infrastructure for the next generation of NFTs. The first NFT chain for Kusama and Polkadot, Unique Network offers developers independence from high network transaction fees, dense upgrades, and siloed NFTs. The Unique Network team has partnered with numerous NFT projects in order to deepen the integrations needed to expand NFT use cases and usability, like Art Curator GridXP NetworkUN-Habitat, and SupraOracles. Unique Network was responsible for Polkadot’s first NFTs, Substrapunks.

For media inquiries, please contact: media@unique.network

Chain Launches Chain Cloud

Cloud blockchain infrastructure designed for developers

Chain Cloud product image

Chain Cloud product image

SAINT PAUL’S, Saint Kitts and Nevis, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chain announced today its latest cloud blockchain infrastructure product Chain Cloud is now available in beta for developers worldwide.

“Chain Cloud is the key to simplifying access to blockchain infrastructure for developers. Chain has predominantly focused on closed-ended, permissioned blockchain infrastructure until now. We are excited to offer this product to help jump-start innovators’ work with dedicated nodes and RPC APIs available for a large number of the most popular public blockchain networks,” said Chain CEO Deepak Thapliyal.

Chain Cloud is a decentralized and distributed infrastructure protocol designed for developers to access blockchain networks on-demand. The standard RPC API makes many public blockchain networks accessible for free, empowering developers with fast, private, and secure endpoints to build at the speed of their imagination.

“By offering one of the most comprehensive RPC APIs to all these public networks for free in our standard plan, we enable broader access to blockchain technology globally, especially in emerging markets,” added Thapliyal.

Chain’s managed node services provide non-custodial blockchain infrastructure with nodes across multiple clouds globally. The Chain Cloud App dashboard empowers users to monitor and deploy nodes all through a user-friendly and secure interface. Chain Cloud users have the option of deploying Protocol nodes that are linked to Chain Protocol and are suitable for users to mine Chain’s XCN token by providing computing RPC resources to the community or Enterprise nodes which are fully dedicated nodes designed for developers to build scalable applications without worrying about blockchain and node management.

Chain Cloud supports 18 blockchain networks designed to give developers access to the world’s most popular public networks, such as Ethereum, Solana, BNB Chain, and more. Chain Cloud protocol updates happen seamlessly, without disrupting the applications Chain Cloud supports, so innovators can focus their time on building applications and scaling without arduous back-end updates. The distributed architecture of Chain Cloud enables developers to work with peace of mind knowing that there are multiple regions to support their applications in the event of data center downtimes.

Developers can join the beta program waitlist and learn more about Chain Cloud at chain.com/cloud. A full public version of Chain Cloud is expected to launch in early Q3.


Founded in 2014, Chain is a leader in Web3 and blockchain technologies and provides scalable solutions to developers, enterprises, and financial institutions around the globe. Chain Cloud is a decentralized and distributed infrastructure protocol that allows users to access blockchain networks on-demand via RPC/API endpoints, node deployment, and the Chain Developer Dashboard. Sequence is a cryptographically secured cloud blockchain ledger service that allows users to manage balances in financial and commerce applications like wallet apps, lending platforms, marketplaces, exchanges, and more. Chain’s secure, trusted technology connects decentralized finance to better serve our customers.

Leading developers and enterprises Build on Chain. Find out why at chain.com.

For media inquiries, contact press@chain.com.

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SC signs deal with Associated Press to manage host country broadcast services during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™

AP will help Qatar deliver seamless experience for broadcast media

NEW YORK and DOHA, Qatar, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the Qatari organisation responsible for delivering the required infrastructure and host country planning and operations for the FIFA World Cup 2022™, has signed an agreement with The Associated Press (AP) to deliver the country’s Host Country broadcast and media facilities to broadcasters, non-rights holders and non-accredited media during the 28-day tournament later this year.

The agreement was signed by SC Secretary General, H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, and the President and CEO of AP, Daisy Veerasingham. The signing in Doha was also attended by Eng. Yasir Al Jamal, SC Director General, Khalid Al Mawlawi, SC Deputy Director General, Marketing, Communications & Event Experience, Fatma Al Nuaimi, SC Communications & Media Executive Director, Andy Braddel, Vice President & Managing Director, AP Global Media Services, Susan Henderson, AP Broadcast Services Head (North America), and Rania Khadr, AP Head of Special Events (Middle East and Africa).

AP Global Media Services, the news agency’s production arm, will help Qatar deliver a seamless experience for broadcast media by providing a one-stop-shop for innovative services and facilities. Services will include broadcast studios, broadcast equipment rental, workforce and technical support, logistical support, work areas and common areas.

In addition, AP will operate broadcast studios in key locations throughout Doha. Broadcast platforms provided will include a mix of multi-camera and single-camera studios, and be within close proximity of the Host Country Media Centre (HCMC), located in the capital’s Msheireb Downtown Doha district. The Souq Waqif live broadcast platform offers a traditional marketplace backdrop, overlooking the main plaza where large crowds of fans are anticipated to gather. The second live location will be situated at Doha’s renowned Corniche waterfront promenade, with spectacular views of Doha’s futuristic skyline and where large crowds are also expected to gather, given Qatar’s extensive fan experience plans.

Al Thawadi said: “We are very pleased to partner with AP on this project as we aim to offer a seamless experience for broadcast media from across the globe when they arrive in Qatar to cover the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup – the first to be held in the Middle East and Arab world. AP’s extensive experience of covering major global events means they are perfectly placed to support both the host country and global broadcasters during their time in Qatar.”

Veerasingham said: “AP Global Media Services, the news agency’s production arm, has served international broadcasters for the past three World Cups, on each occasion working with an official partner from the host nation. We look forward to working with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy to again offer both stunning locations and comprehensive support services in Qatar at one of the world’s most-watched sporting events.”

AP is an independent global news organisation dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world’s population sees AP journalism every day.

The SC has also partnered with Al Kass Sports Channels, a prominent Qatari broadcaster, who will provide facilities to further support media during the tournament.

Qatar will make its tournament debut on the opening night against Ecuador at the stunning 60,000-capacity Al Bayt Stadium. A total of 64 matches will be played throughout the competition, with 32 international teams vying for the coveted golden trophy and winner’s title on 18 December.

Media Contact: WorldCup2022@ap.org

AGC Biologics Honored as a Top 10 Company for Pharma Quality Assurance

SEATTLE, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AGC Biologics, a leading global Biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), today announced it has been named a Top 10 Top Quality Assurance Services provider by Pharma Tech Outlook Europe.

The award, shared in the special Quality Assurance Edition (May 2022) of Pharma Tech Outlook Europe magazine, lists the top ten companies providing the best Quality Assurance services for the pharmaceutical industry. AGC Biologics is the only CDMO to be included in this year’s Top 10 Quality company list.

Pharma Tech Outlook is a leading global industry news source pioneering real-world solutions, news, product trends, and other important topics related to the pharmaceutical industry. The publication uses a collaborative, peer-driven approach to address the important needs of the industry. The magazine highlights leaders, innovative companies and important news impacting the pharmaceutical space.

“We are honored to accept the award as one of the Top 10 Quality Assurance Services Companies in our industry. As a company, we lead with quality and safety, and truly believe that quality is the responsibility of every individual at AGC Biologics,” said Paul Tsang, Executive Vice President of Global Quality, AGC Biologics. “I’m humbled to help guide the direction of our global team that cares deeply for our customers and their patients. This honor is a true testament to the hard work, dedication and work of everyone within the Global Quality organization.”

“Our integrated Quality Management System combined with our cGMP expertise helps us support our clients in not only performing in-process, intermediate, and final product testing, but also offering them faster time-to-market and improved success rates by building quality into products and processes,” notes Tina Guldberg, Vice President of Quality, AGC Biologics Copenhagen.

AGC Biologics offers an integrated quality management system (QMS), which incorporates requirements from the US, EU, Japan, and other major compliance and regulatory guidelines (e.g., ICH, PhEur, USP). The company’s facilities have been inspected by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), Health Canada and the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA).

AGC Biologics is currently expanding at several facilities across the globe to grow quality and other important services, including at three sites in Europe in Copenhagen, Denmark, Heidelberg, Germany and Milan, Italy. These expansions support the company’s mission of furthering quality standards for pharmaceutical products it helps bring to market. In Copenhagen specifically, the company is building an additional facility that adds 8,000 square meters of space to the current mammalian and microbial biologics site. The new expansion includes state-of-the-art mammalian manufacturing capabilities, additional technical and warehouse space, and new quality control laboratories that will help the company continue to innovate its quality and regulatory services.

To learn more about AGC Biologics’ quality assurance, quality control and regulatory services, visit www.agcbio.com/capabilities/quality-regulatory.

About AGC Biologics
AGC Biologics is a leading global biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) with a strong commitment to delivering the highest standard of service as we work side-by-side with our clients and partners, every step of the way. We provide world-class development and manufacture of mammalian and microbial-based therapeutic proteins, plasmid DNA (pDNA), messenger RNA (mRNA), viral vectors, and genetically engineered cells. Our global network spans the U.S., Europe, and Asia, with cGMP-compliant facilities in Seattle, Washington; Boulder and Longmont, Colorado; Copenhagen, Denmark; Heidelberg, Germany; Milan, Italy; and Chiba, Japan and we currently employ more than 2,000 employees worldwide. Our commitment to continuous innovation fosters the technical creativity to solve our clients’ most complex challenges, including specialization in fast-track projects and rare diseases. AGC Biologics is the partner of choice. To learn more, visit www.agcbio.com.


Nick McDonald
AGC Biologics

Asda Stores Ltd Selects TrueCommerce to Manage its Business Transformation Initiative as It Separates from Walmart

COVENTRY, United Kingdom, June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TrueCommerce, a leading global cloud provider of supply chain and trading partner connectivity, integration and omnichannel solutions, announced today that Asda is now using TrueCommerce’s EDI-based supplier enablement solution to manage supplier communications.

As the third-largest supermarket chain in the UK, Asda operates over 600 retail stores. The brand also offers their products online via Asda.com, which serves 98% of UK homes. To do so, Asda is supported by 37 distribution and fulfilment centres and thousands of suppliers.

In February 2021, Asda was sold by Walmart to the Issa Brothers and TDR Capital. That sale led the company to choose a new EDI provider that would support its future as a standalone business: TrueCommerce.

“TrueCommerce was part of a comprehensive RFP process and was selected on the basis of four key factors: its ability to understand and meet the Asda capability requirements, its confidence in adhering to programme timelines, its deep knowledge and expertise, and its overall commercial competitiveness,” said Jenny Hopkins, Senior Director at Asda.

As part of the agreement, TrueCommerce will implement a supplier enablement platform catering to the needs of the over 2,000 suppliers that make up Asda’s entire supplier community, with integration into the business’s SAP ERP system. As an SAP Silver Partner, TrueCommerce’s solution offers the highest level of integration and automation with the SAP system.

The solution offered by TrueCommerce features key capabilities that will enable thousands of Asda suppliers, regardless of their size or technical maturity, to easily communicate with the retailer. In addition to supporting EDI transactions, the supplier enablement platform also includes a web-EDI portal for use by non-EDI capable vendors. TrueCommerce’s platform also includes fully managed supplier onboarding and communications management for EDI-related supplier queries.

TrueCommerce’s expertise in the market and experience in managing complex supply chain communications for enterprise-grade businesses will enable a seamless transition for Asda and its supplier community. It will encourage higher rates of adoption that will, in turn, underpin the company’s ongoing supplier communication efforts.

Jenny highlighted that, “By partnering with TrueCommerce, Asda will offer a strong, stable, fully reliable and excellently managed EDI programme to our highly valued Asda suppliers, no matter how big or small they are!”

David Grosvenor, Managing Director, TrueCommerce Europe said, “I’d like to thank Jenny and the team at Asda for their cooperation in this process. Our teams at TrueCommerce are delighted to begin working with Asda and help further strengthen their business in the UK retail landscape.”

About Asda Stores Ltd

Founded in the 1960s in Yorkshire, Asda is Britain’s third largest supermarket. Dedicated colleagues serve customers from its network of stores and online services, including supercentres, superstores, supermarkets, living stores, petrol filling stations and depots across the UK. Asda was acquired by Issa TDR from Walmart in 2020.

About TrueCommerce

TrueCommerce is the most complete way to connect your business across the supply chain, integrating everything from EDI to inventory management, to fulfilment, to digital storefronts and marketplaces. We’ve revolutionised supply chain visibility and collaboration by helping organisations make the most of their omnichannel initiatives via business P2P connectivity, order management, collaborative replenishment, intelligent fulfillment, cross-functional analytics, and product information management.

The TrueCommerce Global Commerce Network can connect businesses to over 160,000 retailers, distributors, and logistics service providers. As a fully managed services provider, we also manage new trading partner onboarding, as well as the ongoing management of partner-specific mapping, labeling changes, and communications monitoring. That’s why thousands of companies—ranging from startups to the global Fortune 100, across various industries—rely on us.

TrueCommerce: Do business in every direction

For more information, visit TrueCommerce.

Media Contact
Yegor Kuznetsov, TrueCommerce

Schneider Electric launches inaugural Global Partner Recognition Program

  • First-of-its-kind global award platform celebrating industry leaders that prioritize innovation and decarbonization
  • Empowering partners to deliver digital transformation, sustainability, and efficiency in the new electric world
  • Nominations opening soon until 25th November 2022

Rueil-Malmaison, France, June 9, 2022 Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the launch of the inaugural Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Awards, the first initiative from the Partnering for Sustainability Program, to recognize the critical role that Schneider’s partners play in delivering a more resilient and sustainable electric world.

The Partnering for Sustainability program is a continuation of Schneider’s initiatives to empower its extensive ecosystem of partners to move toward a more sustainable future. It includes comprehensive education and training, a simplified product portfolio, an open and collaborative support ecosystem and access to expertise and resources on digital transformation. Designed to empower partners to become more sustainable in their own practices and support their customers on the path to net-zero, the program provides four easy steps that partners can follow to future-proof their businesses.

The Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Awards will recognize a wide range of partners
in two categories:

  1. Sustainability: Impact for my company: for partners who exhibit sustainability leadership in decarbonizing their operations,
  2. Sustainability and Efficiency: Impact for customers: for partners who demonstrate sustainability leadership by helping customers to achieve their decarbonization goals.

Entries will be carefully assessed on how they are leveraging energy and automation digital solutions to electrify operations, reduce energy supply, increase operational efficiency and embrace circularity across the value chain.

Eligibility requirements
The Awards are will be open to all organizations worldwide that work with Schneider Electric to enable efficiency and sustainability. Partner organizations need to be one of the following business types to take part in the program:

  1. Homebuilders
  2. IT Partners
  3. Partner Builders
  4. Design Firms
  5. Contractors
  6. System Integrators
  7. EcoXperts
  8. OEMs
  9. Industrial Automation System Integrators
  10. Machine Integrators
  11. Industrial Automation Distributors

How to Enter
Nominations will officially be accepted from July 1stRegister interest here.
The deadline to submit is 25th November 2022. All nominations and submissions will be shortlisted for the Regional Awards, before streamlining further for the Global Award. The final winner will be announced in January 2023.

“We are all on the same mission – to accelerate the path to net-zero. At Schneider, we want to recognize those who are embedding positive change in their business operations. Partners who excel at this set a precedent for others to follow.” said Rohan Kelkar, Executive Vice President of Power Products at Schneider Electric. “We know there’s power in numbers and together we can deliver a significantly larger impact through considered sustainable and efficient practices.”

About Schneider Electric

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.

Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.

We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.


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