DeepBlue Technology to Attend the 10th BRICS Summit to Showcase Latest AI Products

SHANGHAI, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — DeepBlue Technology, a Chinese technology unicorn firm, will attend the 10th BRICS Summit as one of the frontrunners of the AI field. The event will be held from July 25th to 27th in Johannesburg, South Africa. The summit will bring together dignitaries from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa

As one of the attendees of the summit, DeepBlue Technology will bring their AI vending machine to the official meeting and banquet. As a B-to-B technology provider, the company offers a series of self-service retail solutions involving technologies, algorithms, software, and hardware, which are mainly applied through the following products: the DeepBlue Pattaya Self-Driving Commercial Utility Vehicle, the Self-Driving Mopping Robot, the DeepBlue Wall-E Security Guard Robot, the DeepBlue AI Self-vendor machine and more.

The 2018 BRICS Summit seeks to leverage the Strategy for Economic Partnership towards the pursuit of Inclusive Growth and Advancing the 4th Industrial Revolution. The summit is intended to foster discussions to address opportunities provided by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as a means of leapfrogging development stages and bridging the digital divide.

In the international arena, BRICS countries are expected to provide more solutions to persistent global issues including economic crises and advancing the 4th Industrial Revolution. The type of technology at the head of the 4th Industrial Revolution is artificial intelligence (AI). Data collection is one of the keys to AI technology, and BRICS’ support of data-focused industries in their respective countries would be a boon for AI technology. DeepBlue Technology hopes to present the positive effects of how data can help BRICS countries. As the BRICS summit will show, mutual complementarity of strengths and resources among countries can lead the way to peaceful development.

About DeepBlue Technology

DeepBlue Technology is a cutting-edge AI technology company that was founded in 2014. With regional headquarters, research and development branches in Europe, the United States, and Australia, their goal is to see AI technology in combination with various industries.

For more information, please visit: www.Deepblueai.com

 

Golden Agri-Resources debuts on FTSE4Good Index Series

SINGAPORE, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has debuted on the FTSE4Good Index Series. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Last year, GAR debuted on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Indices, the first Southeast Asian palm oil company to be included in the DJSI Asia-Pacific Index. GAR is also a member of the SGX ESG Indices, including the Sustainability Leaders Index.

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“We are honoured to be recognised for our efforts in continuously improving our ESG performance. As inclusion is based on an annual review of our performance, this will encourage us to continue on the path of adopting and implementing globally-recognised standards and to share that commitment with our supply chain,” said Mr Rafael B Concepcion Jr., Chief Financial Officer of GAR.

GAR’s recent ESG achievements include achieving 100 percent Traceability to the Plantation (TTP) for all 44 of its own mills in 2017, mapping over 70 brokers and some 11,000 smallholders supplying palm raw materials to GAR mills. This means that 39 percent of GAR’s palm supply chain is now fully traceable. This is enabling GAR to reach out to more and more of its suppliers all the way back to origin and this is key to GAR’s efforts to transform its supply chain by sharing responsible practices. GAR is also working with over 400 third-party supplier mills to help them achieve TTP by end 2020.

In addition, GAR continues to make progress in forest conservation by maintaining some 72,000 hectares of conservation area and implementing innovative community conservation partnerships. To date, 13 villages have signed on to help protect over 7,000 hectares of High Carbon Stock forests.

To read more about GAR’s progress in responsible palm oil, download GAR’s latest Sustainability Report at https://goldenagri.com.sg/sustainability/sustainability-report/.

About Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR)

GAR is one of the leading palm oil plantation companies with a total planted area of 500,345 hectares (including plasma smallholders) as at 31 March 2018, located in Indonesia. It has integrated operations focused on the production of palm-based edible oil and fat.

Founded in 1996, GAR was listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1999 and has a market capitalisation of US$3.4 billion as at 31 March 2018. Flambo International Limited, an investment company, is currently GAR’s largest shareholder, with a 50.35 percent stake. GAR has several subsidiaries, including PT SMART Tbk which was listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 1992.

GAR is focused on responsible palm oil production. In Indonesia, its primary activities include cultivating and harvesting of oil palm trees; processing of fresh fruit bunch into crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel; refining CPO into value-added products such as cooking oil, margarine, shortening, biodiesel and oleochemicals; as well as merchandising palm products throughout the world. It also has operations in China and India including a deep-sea port, oilseeds crushing plants, production capabilities for refined edible oil products as well as other food products such as noodles. For more information, visit: www.goldenagri.com.sg

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Golden Agri-Resources debuts on FTSE4Good Index Series

SINGAPORE, July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has debuted on the FTSE4Good Index Series. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. Last year, GAR debuted on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Indices, the first Southeast Asian palm oil company to be included in the DJSI Asia-Pacific Index. GAR is also a member of the SGX ESG Indices, including the Sustainability Leaders Index.

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“We are honoured to be recognised for our efforts in continuously improving our ESG performance. As inclusion is based on an annual review of our performance, this will encourage us to continue on the path of adopting and implementing globally-recognised standards and to share that commitment with our supply chain,” said Mr Rafael B Concepcion Jr., Chief Financial Officer of GAR.

GAR’s recent ESG achievements include achieving 100 percent Traceability to the Plantation (TTP) for all 44 of its own mills in 2017, mapping over 70 brokers and some 11,000 smallholders supplying palm raw materials to GAR mills. This means that 39 percent of GAR’s palm supply chain is now fully traceable. This is enabling GAR to reach out to more and more of its suppliers all the way back to origin and this is key to GAR’s efforts to transform its supply chain by sharing responsible practices. GAR is also working with over 400 third-party supplier mills to help them achieve TTP by end 2020.

In addition, GAR continues to make progress in forest conservation by maintaining some 72,000 hectares of conservation area and implementing innovative community conservation partnerships. To date, 13 villages have signed on to help protect over 7,000 hectares of High Carbon Stock forests.

To read more about GAR’s progress in responsible palm oil, download GAR’s latest Sustainability Report at https://goldenagri.com.sg/sustainability/sustainability-report/.

About Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (GAR)

GAR is one of the leading palm oil plantation companies with a total planted area of 500,345 hectares (including plasma smallholders) as at 31 March 2018, located in Indonesia. It has integrated operations focused on the production of palm-based edible oil and fat.

Founded in 1996, GAR was listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1999 and has a market capitalisation of US$3.4 billion as at 31 March 2018. Flambo International Limited, an investment company, is currently GAR’s largest shareholder, with a 50.35 percent stake. GAR has several subsidiaries, including PT SMART Tbk which was listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange in 1992.

GAR is focused on responsible palm oil production. In Indonesia, its primary activities include cultivating and harvesting of oil palm trees; processing of fresh fruit bunch into crude palm oil (CPO) and palm kernel; refining CPO into value-added products such as cooking oil, margarine, shortening, biodiesel and oleochemicals; as well as merchandising palm products throughout the world. It also has operations in China and India including a deep-sea port, oilseeds crushing plants, production capabilities for refined edible oil products as well as other food products such as noodles. For more information, visit: www.goldenagri.com.sg

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MTN Foundation commissions new Tema maternity block

Accra- As part of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of MTN Ghana, the management has constructed and handed over a GH5.5 million ultra-modern Maternity Block to authorities of the Tema General Hospital.

The 40-bed Maternity Block comprises a 20-bed first stage ward, and another 20-bed lying in ward with one theatre.

The facility also has a seven-bed monitoring and recovery ward, nurses’ station and changing rooms, sluice rooms, pantry and store, two consultation rooms, two doctors’ offices and restrooms, nurses’ office and restroom.

The edifice comes with equipment including anaesthesia machine, diathermy machine, incubator, baby cot, patient monitors, infusion pump, and radiant warmer.

Mr Selorm Adadevoh, the Chief Executive Officer, MTN Ghana, speaking at the commissioning of the facility, said the project was necessitated by a news item which highlighted the struggle faced by the Hospital to raise funds to complete its maternity ward.

He said MTN Ghana Foundation had invested over 13 million dollars in building maternity blocks, school blocks, libraries and Information Communication Technology Centres around the country in the last 10 years.

In all, MTN Ghana Foundation has invested $4million in 52 health projects in the country and impacted about 1.2 million lives.

He said the Foundation had touched four million lives directly and indirectly with 142 projects in education, health and economic empowerment.

Mr Adadevoh said the facility was expected to help relieve the pressure on existing facilities at the Hospital, as a result of the increasing population.

The project, he said, would serve the growing health needs of the over 22,000 pregnant women who visited the Hospital annually for deliveries.

He was optimistic that the facility would improve maternal and neonatal health in Tema and its environs and as well reduce the country’s maternal mortality rate which remained high.

Professor Plange Rhule, the Vice chairman of MTN Foundation Board, said one of the major challenges affecting the country’s healthcare delivery was its infrastructural deficit.

According to him, report indicated that Ghana did not meet the 2015 Millennium Development Goals four and five, aimed at reducing child and maternal mortality.

The report explained that one of the reasons to the failure was the quality of health care delivery.

He said to ensure an effective management of the facility, management together with the authorities of the Hospital would create a maintenance fund and signed a maintenance agreement with suppliers after the expiration of the 12 month warranty period.

Madam Tina Mensah, the Deputy Minister of Health, commended MTN Ghana for the gesture and appealed to corporate organisations to emulate MTN Ghana Foundation and support other hospitals to improve health delivery.

Dr Kwabena Opoku-Adusei, Medical Director, Tema General Hospital, commended the Foundation for the support, in that the facility would cater for the increasing number of patients in the Hospital.

She said government would continue to support any activities to improve maternal mortality in the country.

He said the Tema General Hospital was the third highest in the country, adding that the Hospital in 2017 delivered over 7,000 babies with over 22,261 pregnant women who visited the hospital in the same year.

Source: Ghana News Agency

MTN Foundation commissions new Tema maternity block

Accra- As part of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of MTN Ghana, the management has constructed and handed over a GH5.5 million ultra-modern Maternity Block to authorities of the Tema General Hospital.

The 40-bed Maternity Block comprises a 20-bed first stage ward, and another 20-bed lying in ward with one theatre.

The facility also has a seven-bed monitoring and recovery ward, nurses’ station and changing rooms, sluice rooms, pantry and store, two consultation rooms, two doctors’ offices and restrooms, nurses’ office and restroom.

The edifice comes with equipment including anaesthesia machine, diathermy machine, incubator, baby cot, patient monitors, infusion pump, and radiant warmer.

Mr Selorm Adadevoh, the Chief Executive Officer, MTN Ghana, speaking at the commissioning of the facility, said the project was necessitated by a news item which highlighted the struggle faced by the Hospital to raise funds to complete its maternity ward.

He said MTN Ghana Foundation had invested over 13 million dollars in building maternity blocks, school blocks, libraries and Information Communication Technology Centres around the country in the last 10 years.

In all, MTN Ghana Foundation has invested $4million in 52 health projects in the country and impacted about 1.2 million lives.

He said the Foundation had touched four million lives directly and indirectly with 142 projects in education, health and economic empowerment.

Mr Adadevoh said the facility was expected to help relieve the pressure on existing facilities at the Hospital, as a result of the increasing population.

The project, he said, would serve the growing health needs of the over 22,000 pregnant women who visited the Hospital annually for deliveries.

He was optimistic that the facility would improve maternal and neonatal health in Tema and its environs and as well reduce the country’s maternal mortality rate which remained high.

Professor Plange Rhule, the Vice chairman of MTN Foundation Board, said one of the major challenges affecting the country’s healthcare delivery was its infrastructural deficit.

According to him, report indicated that Ghana did not meet the 2015 Millennium Development Goals four and five, aimed at reducing child and maternal mortality.

The report explained that one of the reasons to the failure was the quality of health care delivery.

He said to ensure an effective management of the facility, management together with the authorities of the Hospital would create a maintenance fund and signed a maintenance agreement with suppliers after the expiration of the 12 month warranty period.

Madam Tina Mensah, the Deputy Minister of Health, commended MTN Ghana for the gesture and appealed to corporate organisations to emulate MTN Ghana Foundation and support other hospitals to improve health delivery.

Dr Kwabena Opoku-Adusei, Medical Director, Tema General Hospital, commended the Foundation for the support, in that the facility would cater for the increasing number of patients in the Hospital.

She said government would continue to support any activities to improve maternal mortality in the country.

He said the Tema General Hospital was the third highest in the country, adding that the Hospital in 2017 delivered over 7,000 babies with over 22,261 pregnant women who visited the hospital in the same year.

Source: Ghana News Agency