Daily Archives: October 13, 2017

Mimecast to Report Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results on November 8, 2017

WATERTOWN, Mass., Oct. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ:MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced it will issue a press release reporting financial results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 after the close of the market on November 8, 2017.

Mimecast will host a conference call to discuss these financial results for investors and analysts at 4:30 pm EST (UTC-05:00) on November 8, 2017.  To access the conference call, dial (844) 815-2878 for the U.S. and Canada and +1 (615) 800-6885 for international callers and enter conference ID# 1077906.  The call will also be webcast live on the investor relations section of the Company’s website http://investors.mimecast.com.  An audio replay of the call will be available two hours after the live call ends by dialing (855) 859-2056 for U.S. and Canada or +1 (404) 537-3406 for international callers, and entering passcode ID# 1077906.  An archive of the webcast will be available on the investor relations section of the company’s website http://investors.mimecast.com.

About Mimecast
Mimecast (NASDAQ:MIME) makes business email and data safer for 27,300 customers and their millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company’s next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management.

More information is available at www.mimecast.com.

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Press Contact
Alison Raymond Walsh
Press@Mimecast.com
617-393-7126

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Robert Sanders
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617-393-7074

Discovery Channel Delves into Time of Xi

China: Time of Xi – a new three-episode documentary series explores the next chapter of the Middle Kingdom

SINGAPORE, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — This October, the eyes of the world turn to Beijing as the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party gather to elect their next President at a twice-a-decade event. With President Xi Jinping potentially winning a second term, the world eagerly awaits what lies ahead for the future of China.

Discovery Channel Delves into Time of Xi

Airing from 14 – 16 October at 9:00am daily, Discovery Channel’s latest three-part documentary series, China: Time of Xi, will shine a spotlight on this historic event and uncover the changing landscape of China, what China’s unique experience could offer the world and what drives the man charged with the enormous task of maintaining the growth of the world’s second biggest economy.

China: Time of Xi is hosted by TV producer and designer Danny Forster, biomedical engineer Dr. JordanNguyen as well as anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota. Covering various fields, each host will tap on their respective area of expertise to deliver a 360-degree outlook on China at this pivotal moment in history. A panel of world leading ‘China watchers’ will also provide additional commentary and share thought-provoking insights into how President Xi is running China in his bid to turn his country into the power player of the world.

Following the end of his first five years of presidency, China’s leader, Xi Jinping has become one of the most powerful people in the nation’s modern history. Each episode seeks to address key pillars of his political ideologies and economic strategies, bringing these elements to life through beautifully-shot, character-led case studies across four continents.

In episode one (People’s Republic), the documentary will establish what it really means to be the “people’s” republic in the 21st century through the lens of everyday Chinese from ambitious kiwi-growing farmers to a taxi driver in bustling Beijing; young girls with a passion for football and big dreams to a small-town shop-keeper whose life has been transformed by technology. It will also investigate how President Xi’s early experiences may have shaped his vision for a ‘Chinese dream’ and driven him to very publicly commit to ending poverty for the 50 million Chinese still living below the United Nations poverty line.

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The second installation (Running China Now) on the other hand, will look at the country’s very real challenges in the areas of economy, environment and corruption. Within the economic sphere, China’s rapid investment in developing new technology like AI-powered autonomous drones and a ground-breaking electric sky train is helping it to diversify and remake its economy while many young Chinese are now spear-heading projects to clean up the environment, resulting in a new respect for the rule of law. Through case studies, we plunge into Xi Jinping’s push for a “system upgrade” across every sector of China. We also discover how Xi Jinping’s experiences in highly commercial Fujian province as a young government official shaped his attitude to China’s economy.

Rounding off the series is All Aboard. This final episode will showcase how the influence of a new China is changing communities and lives far beyond its borders in cities like Nairobi and Venice as well as delve deeper into President Xi’s vision for a global ‘community of common destiny’. With stories from Cambodia, Indonesia and the U.S., as China takes its place as a leading player on the world stage, we interrogate Xi Jinping’s vision for a global “community of common destiny” – an inspiring vision for a new world order, or a cloak for China’s global ambitions?

Viewers can tune in to China: Time of Xi based on the programming schedule below:

Channel Episode 1 Premiere Episode 2 Premiere Episode 3 Premiere Episode 1 Repeat Episode 2 Repeat Episode 3 Repeat
Discovery Channel Asia 14th Oct (Sat)

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About Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, a division of the number-one global entertainment company Discovery Communications, is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its portfolio of 15 brands. From survival to natural history, wonders of science to extreme jobs, motoring to travel and lifestyle, and the latest engineering marvels to live sporting events, each channel offers distinct must-watch programming to engage viewers across the region. The network’s 15 brands reach 902 million cumulative subscribers in 38 countries and territories with programming customised in 14 languages and dialects. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

For media enquiries and hi-res images, please contact:

Charmaine Fong
AKA Asia
Tel: +65-6222-6136
Email: discovery@aka-asia.com

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Patton and FiberPlex Join Forces to Build Enterprise Communications Infrastructure Powerhouse

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Patton Electronics—US manufacturer of UC, cloud, and IoT enabling solutions for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks—has executed a strategic transaction with FiberPlex Technologies—supplier of secure fiber-based digital communications to US Government and commercial markets.

Patton has acquired certain assets and intellectual property rights of FiberPlex and begun consolidating FiberPlex operations in Patton’s Gaithersburg Maryland facility. Other terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

The consolidation creates a unified business, growing Patton’s revenue and adding significant new resources, competencies and capabilities to the Patton group. New solutions from the combined core technologies and product portfolios enhance value to Patton and FiberPlex customers, channels and ecosystem partners.

FiberPlex customers will continue to receive stable, uninterrupted service and product supply, with all warranty and service agreements fully honored. FiberPlex channel partners will be credentialed into Patton’s channel program and given access to the full suite of complementary products. Patton channels will also gain access to FiberPlex products.

“The list of synergies is too long to enumerate,” said Bobby Patton, CEO of Patton Electronics. “Our product lines complement each other beautifully and the combined manufacturing capabilities mean we can offer a new level of vertical integration to the worldwide market.”

“We are excited about this new chapter for the FiberPlex brand,” said Buddy Oliver, CEO of FiberPlex. “We share a vision for the market and look forward to bringing new value to our employees, vendors and customers.”

“The FiberPlex cutting-edge fiber technology know-how enhances our contribution to our newly combined customer base. The advanced metal works manufacturing operation of FiberPlex makes us even more vertically-integrated, boosts our rapid-prototyping capabilities and increases the velocity in which we can commercialize technology,” Bobby added.

The FiberPlex product line focuses on secure fiber-based digital communications solutions that protect against compromising emanations and feature physical security, intercept avoidance, and layer-zero cyber security.

Both companies are family-owned, brick-and-mortar, advanced-manufacturing operations founded on conservative business principles and American values and focused on cutting-edge technologies, products, and services.

In related news, InsightsSuccess Magazine recently recognized Patton as a top-Ten UC solutions provider for 2017.

Media Contact:  Glendon Flowers | +1 301 975 1000 | press@patton.com

Globecomm introduces Vector, a Virtualized Video Headend for delivering hundreds of channels across multiple platforms

Highlights

  • Virtualized video headend system offers a single, compact solution that simplifies the processing, packaging and customization of video content – from acquisition and contribution to playout and distribution.
  • Scalable to hundreds of channels, Vector delivers content across DTH, OTT, IPTV, cable and terrestrial TV leveraging Globecomm’s global satellite, IP and fiber network.
  • Designed with Globecomm’s hallmark resiliency offering high availability.
  • Cost-effective solution that significantly reduces rack space, cabling, power and operational constraints.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globecomm announced today the introduction of Vector℠, a virtualized video headend system able to support hundreds of channels and deliver content across multiple platforms.  Vector’s IP-centric platform simplifies the processing, packaging and customization of video content from acquisition and contribution to playout and distribution for delivery across DTH, OTT, IPTV, cable and terrestrial TV.  It leverages Globecomm’s robust satellite, IP and fiber content delivery networks and the company’s extensive experience with design and integration of media infrastructure.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/10e8aecd-0762-4f80-8ecc-0568a3c46a39

Vector replaces the need for the traditional data center with a compact solution that significantly reduces rack space, cabling and power. Whether hosted on Globecomm’s cloud network or implemented at a customer site, each system is designed with Globecomm’s hallmark resiliency offering high availability.

“Vector marks the next step in the evolution of Globecomm’s services for the media and entertainment industries, and is the culmination of many months of R&D research,” said Chief Commercial Officer Bryan McGuirk.  “We’ve spent decades building production facilities and broadcast centers, hosting and distributing high-value media content for linear broadcast and helping customers adapt it for OTT.  The Vector virtualized video headend brings all of that capability together into one of the simplest, resilient and scalable solutions on the market.”

The video headend is the technology core for video management, from ingest and storage to packaging.  In legacy headends, the workflow depends on multiple devices from different manufacturers, each performing discrete tasks and all requiring integration with sufficient redundancy to ensure reliable processing, and end-to-end communication to deliver the final content package.

Vector simplifies multiple, interdependent processes – including new compression technologies, multiple video standards and encoding advances such as adaptive bit rate – into software and data storage in an all-IP environment.  The IP environment provides a common bus to simplify process communications and ease technology upgrade management.  It provides lower and more efficient CAPEX or the replacement of capital expenditure with predictable operating expenses, and offers faster market-capturing delivery for new programs and channels, with dynamic scaling response to changes in demand.

Vector will make its debut at NAB Show New York 2017, Globecomm booth N609, being held October 18-19 at the Javits Center in New York City.

About Globecomm
Globecomm designs, integrates and operates highly sophisticated voice, video and data systems for connecting anyone to anything, anywhere.  We are differentiated by our worldwide integrated satellite, fiber, cellular and content delivery networks that offer resilient and robust connectivity over Land, Sea and Air with high availability. Technology-agnostic, Globecomm offers solutions and end-to-end managed services that best serve the needs of our customers.  Currently we support mission-critical communications and IoT capabilities for Government, Maritime, Broadcast, Enterprise, Oil & Gas and Telecom customers in over 100 countries.

Headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, Globecomm has locations in Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, South Africa, Germany, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan.

www.globecomm.com

Contact Information:

Peggy Stalhut; peggy.stalhut@globecomm.com

Sierra Leone First Lady and BEINGMATE Launch Donation Project for Africa Children

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sierra Leone’s First Lady, Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma and Chinese Company-BEINGMATE together launched a milk powder donation project to promote the development of women’s and children’s health in Africa. Meantime, a ceremony was held in the Presidential Lodge witnessed by Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone Mr. Wu Peng, acting Sierra Leone Ambassador to China Mrs. Kumba Momoh, Mrs. Mariatu Kargbo the Goodwill Ambassador, and leaders from Ministry of Health, MSWGCA, MOHS, etc.

The product will offer nutrition supplement for more than 20,000 1-5 years old children and breastfeeding mothers.

Mrs. Foh, Mrs. Koroma, and Mr. Wu Peng in the donation ceremony

First Lady Mrs. Koroma said, “my first job was working on reduction of women mortality in Africa, I know the importance of nutrition to children, so today’s gift is a valuable gift. I appreciate Maria’s effort in this project and her numerous contributions for the country. BEINGMATE is a leader in Chinese baby industry with high SCR consciousness, this milk powder will give more nutrition to our children. I sincerely thank BEINGMATE’s great support on behalf of my husband – President Koroma, my office, the mothers and children in Sierra Leone.”

Mr. Wu Peng remarked that Children are the future of human beings. BEINGMATE is one of the top Chinese brands in supplying baby product and services. The Sierra Leone government and the strong leadership of His Excellency, the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma have made great efforts in ensuring that the people of Sierra Leone have access to adequate food. This donation reflects not only the brotherhood between the two countries but also display social responsibilities of BEINGMATE.

Mr. Frank Wang, Director of BEINGMATE International, expressed admiration for Mrs. Koroma’s continuous efforts to promote women and children’s health development in Africa, “BEINGMATE is a leading baby food and service provider in China. In the past 25 years, BEINGMATE has been working closely with world’s well-known companies, government agencies and research institutes to develop high quality baby food. With the spirit of LOVE, BEINGMATE is very glad to cooperate with Mrs. Koroma to enhance quality of family life and inspire children in Africa to live healthier and happier.”

Mrs. Mariatu Kargbo and Mr. Frank Wang distributing milk powder to children

It is known that this is the first African donation project by BEINGMATE, which is also of great significance to the development of women’s and children’s health in Sierra Leone. Next, BEINGMATE will launch donations in SAARC countries to continually help the global babies’ nutritional supplements.

About BEINGMATE:

BEINGMATE Baby & Child Food Co., Ltd. (“BEINGMATE”) established in 1992, is China’s leading baby product and service provider. It’s committed to continuously developing, manufacturing and engaging in scientific and safe maternal, infant and baby products and services. It established 8 milk source bases in the “Global Golden Milk Source Belt” including China, Ireland, Switzerland, Finland, Australia, New Zealand, etc. With corporate spirit of LOVE, BEINGMATE helps children to live in a healthy way and makes contribution to sustainable development of human beings.

BEINGMATE 2017:

2017.01: Selected at Harvard Business School case;

2017.06: Sign milk powder donation MOU with SAARC-CCI to help children in SAARC countries;

2017.08: BEINGMATE’s products are listed “0001-0009” on the first approval formulas list announced by the Chinese FDA after the new policy;

2017.10: 39 of BEINGMATE’s IMFs are approved by Chinese FDA for the new policy;

2017.10: BEINGMATE launched donation project with Sierra Leone First Lady;

So far, BEINGMATE has donated over RMB1b goods and funds to the society since its establishment.

Pakistani Taliban Kill Journalist They Accuse of Spying

The Pakistani Taliban says it has killed a local journalist in the country’s volatile northwest.

The extremist group said in a statement that its gunmen killed Haroon Khan on Thursday. Without providing any evidence, the Taliban accused him of secretly working for Pakistani intelligence.

Police had said Thursday that Khan was killed by unknown gunmen.

The shooting took place in the town of Swabi, some 100 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Peshawar.

Source: Voice of America