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Liquinex and Grafoid Team Up to Provide Water Purification Solutions Using the Industry Leading MESOGRAF™Graphene Based Filtration Technology – GPURE

OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Grafoid Inc. (“GRAFOID”) is pleased announce the strategic partnership with Liquinex, a company specializing in waste water engineering needs, to provide commercial scale water treatment solutions using Grafoid’s innovative MESOGRAF™ graphene based filtration technology.

The increasing demand for clean drinking water, rising scarcity of water resources, rapid industrialization, and increasing construction activities represent real-world factors that necessitate the need for scalable water treatment solutions around the globe.

Compounded by other factors, such as the increased support from government regarding treatment and proper disposal of water, the global market for water treatment solutions is expected to grow at an annual compounded growth rate of 7.4% from 2017 to 20271.

GPURE’s Graphene based filtration products are readily scalable to meet these commercial demands making them ideal for industrial level, niche applications such as the concentration of beverages, treatment of crude oil/water mixtures, biofuel and industrial wastewater treatments where reverse osmosis (RO) is not suitable due to the fouling tendencies when concentrated liquids are purged through RO cartridges.

Conventional filtering materials (e.g. activated carbon, zeolites, flocculants etc.,) have certain limitations of pH-sensitivity, poor efficiency and recoverability to treat a mixture of wide variety of contaminants present in the wastewater. In contrast, MESOGRAF™ graphene, being a 2D-material with high surface-area and functional-group tunability, exhibits outstanding adsorption and recyclability capabilities for a wide variety of contaminants.

Dr. Kiran Manga, Grafoid’s Engineering Manager states: “Our MESOGRAF™ surface engineered graphene derivatives have been successfully deployed to meet the specific requirements (eg. removal of organic dyes from textile and leather industries, phenols and heavy metal ions from ore-processing industry etc.) of our industrial clients. Our GPURE technologies are able to remove up to 99.8% phenol contaminants, 99% dye removal from real-time industrial wastewater samples at neutral pH and room temperature.”

Bashir Ahmad, CEO of Liquinex Group Pte Ltd. confirmed the significance of the strategic partnership with Grafoid as a critical component to a successful roll-out by commenting, “Effective water treatment solutions require strong partnerships and alignment between both public sector, such as IPI Singapore, and private organizations to implement broad based adoption of innovative technologies – such as Grafoid – will be critical.  We are empowered by this partnership with Grafoid and foresee tremendous potential.

Gary Economo, CEO of Grafoid acknowledged the potential global impact of the partnership with Liquinex, observing that  “We know that water is an integral part of many industrial processes and increasing demand for water for industrial uses will result from increasing economic activity. We believe that our GPURE technology can play a critical role in securing the future of water treatment around the globe.”

1 https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/06/05/1517364/0/en/Water-Treatment-Market-Poised-to-Register-7-4-CAGR-through-2027.html
* Apr 26, 2018 (marketresearch.biz via COMTEX)

About Grafoid.

Founded in 2011, Grafoid Inc. is a graphene research, development and investment company that invests in, manages and develops markets for processes that produce economically scalable graphene for use in graphene development applications by leading corporations and institutions. Grafoid’s leading investment produces application friendly, minimal-defect, high-energy density few layer graphene, utilizing a safe, non-destructive extraction process, leaving the lowest possible ecological footprint. The completely unique, proprietary process results in what Grafoid regards as a new global standard for economically scalable, high-purity graphene products — trademarked under the MesoGraf™ trade name — that can be tailored to both industrial and commercial applications.

About Liquinex.

Located in Singapore, Liquinex is a global manufacturing, design and engineering company using next generation graphene based filters, ceramic membrane and proprietary membrane cleaning technology in the manufacturing of water treatment systems for industrial, municipal water purification and remediation applications. With registered patents for a specialized industrial Cooling Tower/Chilled Water Treatment System, Liquinex provides innovative environmental engineering, services and purification systems. With successful installations in place across Asia including Singapore, Malaysia, Laos and Indonesia – Liquinex continues to commercialize their cutting edge water treatment solutions systems for treating river, underground (well) and various sources of water including industrial waste water for the purpose of removing heavy metals for potable use, recycling or discharge, or meeting regulatory standards. Liquinex has developed a state of the art compact water purification system that weighs under 30Kg, is battery and/or Solar operated, is able to produce up to 500 litres per hour and can be transported as standard luggage check-in on any airline.

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Grafoid Inc.
Gary Economo
Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer

Flashpoint Global Channel Program Welcomes New Talent to Accelerate Growth in EMEA Region

Appointment of Industry Veteran Reinforces Company’s Commitment to Partnerships, International Expansion

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Flashpoint, the global leader in Business Risk Intelligence (BRI), today announced that industry veteran Roy Pickard has joined the company as channel sales manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). His appointment as the first EMEA-based member of the Flashpoint Global Channel Program (GCP) team marks the latest international milestone for the company, following its successful expansion in Asia Pacific and Latin America earlier this year.

Pickard brings more than two decades of experience forging lasting partnerships and strengthening channel portfolios at esteemed security and technology enterprises including Resolve Systems, Tufin, Carbon Black, FireEye, Safenet Inc., and TrendMicro. At Flashpoint, he will lead recruitment, development, and enablement initiatives for channel partners throughout EMEA.

Given the immense size and diversity of the EMEA market, Pickard’s extensive insight into the needs and challenges of the region’s resellers, distributors, and their customers will be particularly impactful during this pivotal time for the Flashpoint Global Channel Program.

Ever since it was officially announced in September 2017, the program has more than doubled its number of partners, earned a 5-star rating in CRN’s 2018 Partner Program Guide, and was honored when its Director of Global Channels, Ayesha Prakash, was named to CRN’s prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. By augmenting the Global Channel Program team with additional top-tier talent, Pickard will play a key role in extending the benefits of BRI to even more organizations worldwide.

“We are thrilled to be further ramping up the presence of our Global Channel Program in EMEA. Not only will Roy’s extensive experience bolstering channel portfolios provide Flashpoint with ample opportunity to forge and develop lasting partnerships in the region, it will also enable us to empower even more organizations with the meaningful intelligence they need to combat the threats and adversaries they face,” said Brian Costello, SVP Global Sales and Solution Architecture, Flashpoint.

About Flashpoint
Flashpoint delivers Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to empower organizations worldwide with meaningful intelligence and information that combats threats and adversaries. The company’s sophisticated technology, advanced data collections, and human-powered analysis uniquely enables large enterprises and the public sector to bolster cybersecurity, confront fraud, detect insider threats and build insider threat programs, enhance physical security, improve executive protection, and address vendor risk and supply chain integrity. Flashpoint is backed by Georgian Partners, Greycroft Partners, TechOperators, K2 Intelligence, Jump Capital, Leaders Fund, Bloomberg Beta, and Cisco Investments. For more information, visit https://www.flashpoint-intel.com/ or follow us on Twitter at @FlashpointIntel.

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عالمی اسٹارٹ اپ مقابلے شی لوز ٹیک نے ایشیا کے لیے پہلے جینڈر-لینس فنڈ کا اجراء کردیا


شی لوز ٹیک 2018ء عالمی اسٹارٹ اپ مقابلہ اور بین الاقوامی کانفرنس

بیجنگ، 18 ستمبر 2018ء/پی آرنیوزوائر/– دنیا بھر سے ٹیکنالوجی اسٹارٹ اپ کے بانی، پیشہ ور افراد اور سرمایہ کار دنیا کے سب سے بڑے زنانہ اور ٹیکنالوجی اسٹارٹ اپ مقابلے شی لوز ٹیک 2018ء کے لیے بیجنگ میں آگئے۔


رواں سال “مصنوعی ذہانت اور ابھرتی ٹیکنالوجیز” کے موضوع کے ساتھ یہ کانفرنس شی لوز ٹیک کی شریک بانی اور سی ای او ورجینیا ٹین کے اولین جینڈر-لینس وی سی برائے ایشیا تیجا وینچرز کے اجراء کے ساتھ شروع ہوئی۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ “تیجا وینچرز خواتین کی زیر قیادت اور خواتین پر اثر رکھنے والے کاروباروں میں سرمایہ کاری سے وابستہ ہے، بالخصوص انکیوبیٹنگ ٹیکنالوجی میں جو عورتوں پر مثبت اثر ڈال سکتی ہے۔ ہم نے مالیاتی خدمات، آن لائن-سے-آف لائن کھپت، تعلیم اور صحت عامہ کے شعبوں میں زبردست مواقع دیکھے۔”

لیسلی گوہ، ورلڈ بینک گروپ کی اولین سی ٹی او، نے خواتین اور لڑکیوں کو بااختیار بنانے کے لیے ٹیکنالوجی کا فائدہ اٹھانے پر کلیدی خطاب کیا۔ ان کا ذاتی مقصد ٹیکنالوجی کو ایک مساوی گُر کے طور پر استعمال کرنا اور ترقی پذیر دنیا میں خواتین کو با اختیار بنانا ہے تاکہ وہ اپنی بہترین صلاحیتیں حاصل کر سکیں۔ انہوں نے “تبدیلی کو دلیری کے ساتھ قبول کرنے اور نئے مواقع کی مسلسل کھوج” کرنے پر عورتوں کی حوصلہ افزائی کی۔

چین چوتھے صنعتی انقلاب میں عالمی رہنما بننے کی اپنی کوششوں کے لیے مصنوعی ذہانت اور دیگر جدید ٹیکنالوجیز کو مرکزی ستون بنا چکا ہے۔ لن ڈائی، سینس ٹائم پروڈکٹ ایگزیکٹو ڈائریکٹر اور ٹریسی چینگ، فنانشل ٹائمز چائنا پبلشر، نے دنیا کی سب سے قابل قدر مصنوعی ذہانت کمپنی سینس ٹائم کی تعمیر پر اظہار خیال کیا۔ ایک پینل نے “مستقبل میں سرمایہ کاری” کے موضوع پر، جو سیکوئیا، فوسن، ہاربر ویسٹ اور جے آر آر کرپٹو سے معروف خواتین سرمایہ کاروں پر مشتمل تھا، چینی مارکیٹ میں ترقی کے مواقع، آئندہ “سرمایہ سرما” کے امکان اور سرمایہ کاری کی صنعت میں بحیثیت عورت درپیش فوائد/چیلنجز پر اپنے خیالات پیش کیے۔ مصنوعی ذہانت اور بلاک چین پر مزید سیشنز نے واضح کیا کہ چین میں خواتین کاروباری منتظمین کس طرح ماحول کو تبدیل کر رہی ہیں۔

کانفرنس کا عروج شی لوز ٹیک 2018ء گلوبل اسٹارٹ اپ مقابلوں کے فائنلز کے ساتھ آیا۔ 12 ممالک کے اسٹارٹ اپس میں سے کینیڈا کے آبی معیار کا تجزیہ کرنے والے اسٹارٹ اپ فریڈسینس نے پہلا انعام حاصل کیا جبکہ چین کی ہیلتھ مانیٹرنگ ڈیوائس میرا دوسرے نمبر پر آئی، اور اسرائیل کی روبوٹک ویل چیئر ری سمیٹری اور سنگاپور کی 4ڈی اے آئی امیجنگ ٹیکنالوجی ڈی اوپٹرون تیسرے نمبر پر رہی۔ شی لوز ٹیک خواتین کے لیے ٹیکنالوجی اور خواتین کی جانب سے ٹیکنالوجی کو انکیوبیٹ اور سرمایہ دینے کے لیے عالمی وسائل فراہم کرنے سے وابستہ ہے۔ ہماری نظریں 2019ء میں زیادہ عالمی مقامات تک پھیلنے اور انٹریپرینیورشپ، سائنس اور ٹیکنالوجی میں خواتین کی کامیابیوں اور جدت طرازی کو سامنے لانے پر مرکوز ہوں گی۔

تصویر – https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180917/2239750-1

Iqra University Selects Mediasite for New Smart Classrooms, Revolutionizing Teaching and Learning in Pakistan

Private university deploys Mediasite for lecture capture, distance education and video management across five campuses as part of its massive digital learning project

MADISON, Wis., Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions, today announces Iqra University selected Mediasite for lecture capture and video management in its new state-of-the-art smart classrooms across five campuses in Pakistan. The selection is part of the university’s $3M digital learning initiative and makes it the first university in the country to deploy a large-scale academic video program.

“We realized that reaching students via the traditional brick and mortar way in Pakistan is difficult, because we have campuses in different cities and it’s not always easy for them to attend classes in-person,” said Hunaid Lakhani, Iqra University Chancellor. “Mediasite allows us to reach the students regardless of their locations and differentiated our university from all the others in Pakistan. Now that we have Mediasite, universities are looking to us as an innovator and want to replicate our Mediasite smart classrooms.”

The private university began using Mediasite in October 2017 and has since converted 20 rooms into “smart classrooms” — automated and integrated learning spaces complete with state-of-the-art AV systems and Mediasite for lecture capture. The university plans to complete 80 more classrooms soon.

All classes are streamed live to students online via Mediasite on any device and available for review on-demand in the university’s learning management system, Moodle. Plus, using Mediasite’s engaging quizzing and polling features, students complete examinations online in real-time. The recorded lectures and presentations are managed in the secure Mediasite Video Platform on-premises.

Iqra University also created a “smart auditorium” — with plans for another —  for university guest speakers and extracurricular activities, making it the go-to presentation space in the country. The university even broadcasts the top three TV news channels in Pakistan from the auditorium.

“Pakistan has a population of nearly 200 million, and 64 million are students in a wide geographical area. I created the smart classroom model to ensure accessible education for all students,” said Muhammad Manshad Satti, CEO and founder of security company IT Butler E-Services and educational technology provider EduServ – both Sonic Foundry partners. “Our aim is to give students unlimited access to digital learning resources in their learning management system so that they can study anywhere, anytime on any device.”

“University leaders in Pakistan are still in the early stages of deploying academic video strategies on their campuses. With its new smart classrooms for lecture capture, Iqra University is among the most ground-breaking institutions in not only Pakistan, but the larger APAC region,” said Gary Weis, CEO, Sonic Foundry. “It is an honor to have been selected by Iqra University as its video solution, and we look forward to helping personalize the learning experiences of each student. With nearly 200 universities and thousands of affiliated colleges enrolling more than 64 million students, there is a tremendous opportunity in Pakistan for Mediasite.”

Trusted by more than 1,700 colleges and universities, Mediasite Video Platform quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand videos for campus events, lecture capture and flipped learning.

About Iqra University
Iqra University is a private university located in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, with additional campuses in other parts of the city and Islamabad. https://iqra.edu.pk/

About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ:SOFO) is the global leader for video capture, management and streaming solutions. Trusted by more than 4,900 educational institutions, corporations, health organizations and government entities in over 65 countries, its Mediasite Video Platform quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos. Learn more at www.sonicfoundry.com and @mediasite.

© 2018 Sonic Foundry, Inc. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.

Media Contact: Nicole Wise, Director of Communications
Sonic Foundry

ICC opens preliminary probe into Myanmar crimes

The International Criminal Court has opened a preliminary examination into Myanmar’s alleged crimes against its Rohingya Muslim minority.

In a statement, ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said the move could pave the way to a full investigation into Myanmar’s military crackdown that has seen thousands killed and over 700,000 displaced.

United Nations investigators have already declared Myanmar’s army responsible for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

According to a four hundred and forty-four page probe report released by United Nations, an estimated ten thousand people were killed in the crackdown and that was likely a conservative figure.

The report urges the international community to investigate the military top brass for genocide, including Commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing.

Source: Radio Pakistan