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Article addresses role of advocacy in advancing healthy vision to meet Sustainable Development Goals

DALLAS, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce the publication of a peer-reviewed article, The Power of Advocacy: Advancing Vision for Everyone to Meet the Sustainable Development Goals in the International Journal of Public Health, an independent society journal of the Swiss School of Public Health.

The article was written by members of the Vision Impact Institute, which recently joined the Foundation. It explores the case for advocacy in advancing good vision globally, while making a clear connection to many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It builds on a critical review of bibliography and proposes new perspectives for vision advocacy to achieve significant policy change.

"Evidence-based advocacy is essential to make good vision a global priority," says Eva Lazuka-Nicoulaud, the article's lead author and Head, Advocacy & Partnerships, Europe/Africa, at the Foundation. "In this article, we develop the connection between good vision and more than half of the SDGs."

"With 1 in 3 people unable to see clearly, we must collectively advocate for solutions to address this issue," says Prof. Kovin Naidoo, Global Head, Advocacy and Partnerships, OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation. "Aligning with the UN Resolution on Vision: Vision for Everyone: accelerating action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, we define a new outlook for the framework and key pillars of advocacy to scale up success by 2030. We propose that addressing poor vision globally can improve poverty, hunger, education, gender equity, economic growth, climate action and more."

The article's complete author list includes: Prof. Kovin Naidoo, Eva Lazuka-Nicoulaud, Kristan Gross, Judith Marcano Williams and Andrea Kirsten-Coleman, all recently having joined the Foundation.

About the OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation

The OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation (formerly Essilor Social Impact) is a French registered charitable organization (endowment fund) reflecting the commitment and values of EssilorLuxottica to eliminate uncorrected poor vision in a generation. It was rebranded in 2022 to bring together EssilorLuxottica's philanthropic, advocacy actions and investments including: Vision for Life, Essilor Vision Foundations in North America, India, Southeast Asia and China, Fondazione Salmoiraghi & Viganò in Italy as well as the Company's long term global partners OneSight and the Vision Impact Institute. It is headquartered at 147 rue de Paris, 94220 Charenton-Le-Pont, France.


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The LEGO Foundation, Germany and USA Announce US$42 million in New Funding to Education Cannot Wait

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to a global learning crisis that has left 222 million crisis-impacted children in dire need of education support, The LEGO Foundation, Germany, and the United States announced this week US$42 in new funding to Education Cannot Wait (ECW).

"These generous new contributions from the LEGO Foundation, Germany and the United States are a global call to action. We must unite to fully fund Education Cannot Wait and our strategic partners in mobilizing US$1.5 billion over the next four years. This new funding will allow us to reach 20 million children caught in some of the world's worst humanitarian crises," said ECW Director Yasmine Sherif.

Taking the stage at this weekend's Global Citizen Festival, The LEGO Foundation CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen announced a new US$25 million contribution to ECW, bringing total contributions to approximately US$65 million to date.

"Imagine there was a magic lever that could transform the lived experiences of the 222 million children and youth living in crisis contexts into the peacekeepers and builders of tomorrow. Well, there is: Education," said Albrectsen.

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, which has severely impacted access to education for close to 7 million children, the Government of Germany also announced EUR10 million in new funding. Germany is the largest donor to ECW, with approximately EUR330 million in total funding to date.

"The international community urgently needs to increase its investments in education. Global Citizens, thank you for raising your voices to call for more support for Education Cannot Wait, so that all young people everywhere in the world will have access to quality education: this will enable us to end extreme poverty - now," said Svenja Schulze, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.

The Government of the United States announced US$7 million in new funding from the US State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, bringing total contributions to US$109.3 million to date.

"Today at ECW's High-Level Steering Group meeting during the United Nations General Assembly, I was privileged to announce US$7 million in additional assistance from the United States for Education Cannot Wait to bring quality education to refugee, stateless and other displaced children," said Julieta Valls Noyes, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

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Huawei Hosts the 9th Global Rail Summit in Berlin

BERLIN, Sept. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In parallel with InnoTrans 2022, Huawei held the 9th Huawei Global Rail Summit, themed "Driving Digitalization in Future Rail, Create New Value Together". The summit brought together global industry leaders, ecosystem partners, and technical experts to discuss the future of the rail industry.

At the summit, Huawei launched the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) Solution, which aims to help build a more secure, efficient, and smarter railway mobile communications system. Mr. Wang Guoyu, COO of Huawei Aviation & Rail BU, and other guests attended the launch.

"Huawei helps customers go digital. We use innovative technologies -- such as FRMCS, Wi-Fi 6, and all-optical networks -- to reshape connections, reconstruct digital platforms, and facilitate data sharing and collaboration across multiple service systems in the rail industry. We hope to enable intelligent rail operations and O&M through joint innovation with our partners." said Mr. Xiang Xi, Vice President of Huawei Aviation & Rail BU.

Adhering to the concept of openness and cooperation, Huawei is committed to driving digital transformation along with rail customers and ecosystem partners. We complement each other's strengths, innovate together, explore industry standards, and build an ecosystem for rail digitalization.

At the summit, Jeffrey Sim, CEO of SBS Transit Rail Business, explained the company's digital journey. Vincenzo Bloise, International Sales Director of Almaviva, introduced how modern ICT solutions can boost digitalization in railways and Mr. Li Jie, President of Huawei Enterprise Wireless Domain, demonstrated how Huawei's FRMCS solution enables railway digitalization. In addition, Steven Xiong, CTO for the rail industry of Huawei Aviation & Rail BU, delivered a keynote speech titled "Driving Digitalization in Future Rail, Create New Value Together" and shared industry digitalization cases.

Huawei exhibited its innovative solutions and flagship products for the rail industry at InnoTrans 2022. These include leading ICT infrastructure, green energy, smart urban rail, and smart railway solutions.

Huawei aims to reshape rail connectivity and enable secure, intelligent, green, and sustainable development. We will continue to dive into innovative practices and deploy its leading ICTs to lay a digital foundation for the industry. Huawei will build smart applications in collaboration with our partners, steadily advancing industry digital transformation.

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OpenSpace uitgeroepen tot Best ConTech Company van 2022 op Real Estate Building Futureproof Festival

OpenSpace wint de award voor zijn werk in de regio op het Nederlandse evenement

SAN FRANCISCO, 23 september 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenSpace, wereldleider op het gebied van 360° jobsite capture en AI-powered analytics, werd onlangs door het Real Estate Building Futureproof (REBF) Festival in Nederland uitgeroepen tot het beste ConTech-bedrijf van het jaar. OpenSpace werd door een jury van voormalige winnaars van de award, door de adviesraad van het festival en de Raad van inspiratie als winnaar gekozen.

"OpenSpace is bezig met een missie om onze technologie naar nieuwe markten te brengen en verder uit te breiden in de hele regio", aldus Sander Lijbers, regionaal manager EMEA van OpenSpace. "Deze onderscheiding vormt niet alleen een geweldige motivatie voor onze voortdurende inspanningen, maar ook een grote erkenning van de voordelen die onze klanten in de regio hebben ervaren. We zijn vereerd dat we tot ConTech-bedrijf van het jaar zijn verkozen en kijken ernaar uit om op deze dynamiek voort te bouwen."

Met OpenSpaceCapture kunnen aannemers of projectleiders hun project volledig documenteren terwijl ze over het terrein lopen zoals ze normaal zouden doen, met een mobiel apparaat of een kant-en-klare 360°-camera die aan hun helm is bevestigd. Zodra de video is geüpload naar de cloud, voegt de computertechnologie van OpenSpace beelden samen en koppelt alle afbeeldingen aan de plattegrond, waardoor een betrouwbare visuele registratie van de staat van de vestigingsplaats wordt gecreëerd. Dankzij de Vision Engine van het bedrijf is de kaart van de locatie normaal gesproken ongeveer 15 minuten na het uploaden klaar voor weergave. Met OpenSpace kunnen belanghebbenden bij een project een locatie virtueel bezoeken zonder te hoeven reizen, wat tijd en geld bespaart en de samenwerking verbetert.

OpenSpace wordt momenteel gebruikt voor projecten in 86 verschillende landen over de hele wereld, en heeft onlangs in de EMEA-regio een groei doorgemaakt met een jaarlijkse toename van 300% in het vastleggen van 360°-beelden op het platform in dit gebied. Tot de regionale klanten behoren onder andere Geveke, Unica en Vorm. De erkenning door REBF laat zien hoe OpenSpace snel een instrument wordt voor de bouwsector over de hele wereld.

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Over OpenSpace

OpenSpace, dat in 2017 is opgericht, is een AI-technologiebedrijf op een missie om nieuwe niveaus van transparantie en efficiëntie naar de bouw en het vastgoed te brengen. Met ons platform maken mensen in de bouw automatisch een volledig visueel overzicht van de bouwlocatie, wat één enkele betrouwbare bron oplevert, hetgeen de coördinatie verbetert, de verantwoordelijkheid stimuleert en geschillenbeslechting vereenvoudigt. Inmiddels hebben onze klanten met OpenSpace al meer dan tien miljard vierkante meter bouwgrond in beeld gebracht op duizenden locaties in meer dan zesentachtig landen. Volg ons op LinkedIn.


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FintechCashier staat op het punt een nieuw bankbusinessmodel "Lite Label" Banking-As-A-Service te lanceren

LONDEN, 23 september 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- FintechCashier's nieuwe bankbusinessmodel en toekomstige diensten zijn veelbelovend. Ja, u hoort het goed, FintechCashier gaat zijn eerste "Lite Label" Banking-As-A-Service abonnement uitbrengen waarmee het de Merchants/ Affiliates/ Customers/ Acquirers en Prepaid uitgifte allemaal vanuit de Backend oplossing kan beheren.

De COVID-19-pandemie is achter de rug en FintechCashier staat sterker dan ooit. Deze geavanceerde technologische onderzoeks- en ontwikkelingsfase is nu binnen handbereik na de lancering van hun nieuwste dienst. Het in Londen gevestigde FintechCashier kondigt met trots aan het volledige scala van digitale bankmogelijkheden voor haar klanten open te stellen. Dit gebeurt via een abonnementsmodel dat een antwoord biedt op een enorme toename van de wereldwijde vraag naar BaaS-diensten.

"Het 'Lite Label' Banking-As-A-Service levert creatieve en innovatieve Fintech-oplossingen aan onze nieuwe klanten van alle omvang en uit alle sectoren om hun business enorm te verbeteren", stelt Shalom Dodoun, CEO en oprichter van FintechCashier.

De concurrentie tussen de bedrijven om infrastructuur voor bankieren aan te bieden die in het toekomstige digitale banklandschap nodig zal zijn naarmate smartphones en mobiel internet de markt almaar meer inpalmen, is nog nooit zo groot geweest. Mensen zijn hongerig naar technologische updates, vereenvoudigde en snelle oplossingen. Merkentrouw bestaat niet meer en in deze harde markt gaan bedrijven met elkaar in de clinch.

FintechCashier houdt gelijke tred met deze ontwikkelingen die hebben geleid tot de opkomst van een nieuwe speler in de digitale banksector. Ons gloednieuwe BaaS-platform is modulair, cloudgebaseerd en volledig geïntegreerd met de beste financiële dienstverleners. BaaS-gebruikers krijgen toegang tot alles wat ze nodig hebben om diensten als Onboarding Rules Engine en kerntechnologie voor geldbeheer te leveren.

Wat is Lite Label Banking-As-A-Service precies?

Profiteer ervan:

-- Volledige merkoplossing -- Geautomatiseerde onboarding voor hun klanten -- Gebruik van onze Onboarding Rules Engine voor analyse van elke bedrijfsapplicatie die bij het platform wordt ingediend -- API-toegang -- Frontend design voor zakelijke en individuele accounts -- Conceptbeheer voor bedrijfsaccounts om hun financiën te beheren -- Verwerkingsoplossingen voor account top-up en zakelijke diensten Het FintechCashier state-of-the-artsysteem stelt ons in staat om het onboarding proces automatisch te beheren en de beste dienstverlener toe te wijzen aan elke potentiële klant. Na een jarenlange activiteit waarin wij alleen directe klanten bedienden, hebben we besloten om ons platform open te stellen voor geselecteerde partners en hen mee te laten genieten van het brede scala van management tools en diensten en hen de mogelijkheid te bieden om de oplossingen aan hun klanten te verkopen.

Lees meer over ons platform hier.

Wat nu?

De volgende stap van FintechCashier is om BaaS wereldwijd uit te breiden en hun kant-en-klare oplossing verder te verbeteren door een multicurrency IBAN aan te bieden die 27 valuta's en verschillende betalingsnetwerken zoals SEPA, SWIFT, CHAPS, BACS en Faster Payments ondersteunt. Bovendien breiden zij hun bankpartners uit om een breed scala aan IBAN's te kunnen aanbieden die zijn uitgegeven in het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Luxemburg, de VS en Zwitserland. Met hun nieuwe plannen om uit te breiden naar de BaaS-markt zijn veel extra functies en integraties voor partners in de regtech, geautomatiseerde KYC, AML en onboarding ruimte toegevoegd aan de roadmap. FintechCashier blijft bouwen aan een netwerk van financiële partners en banken die kmo's, Family Offices en next-generation bedrijven wereldwijd op weg helpen. Ze proberen 150 landen te bedienen, bieden 35 verwerkingsvaluta's en 20 vereffeningsvaluta's, en werken samen met meer dan 100 banken die allemaal via 1 gateway toegankelijk zijn.

Over FintechCashier

FintechCashier Group is een betalingsgateway en solution provider die bedrijven in staat stelt nieuwe markten te ontdekken, traditionele industrieën te ontwrichten en vrij te innoveren. Missie en doel van het bedrijf zijn erop gericht groei te vergemakkelijken door klanten een gecentraliseerd, gestroomlijnd platform voor financiële diensten te bieden dat virtueel aan vrijwel elke sector aanpasbaar is. FintechCashier bouwt verder aan een netwerk van financiële partners en banken die kmo's, Family Offices en next-generation bedrijven wereldwijd op weg helpen. Ze proberen 150 landen te bedienen, bieden 35 verwerkingsvaluta's en 20 vereffeningsvaluta's, en werken samen met meer dan 100 banken die allemaal via 1 gateway toegankelijk zijn.

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Improving Safety Performance with technology, GWM HAVAL JOLION, WEY Coffee 01 and ORA FUNKY CAT Awarded Five-star Safety Ratings

BAODING, China, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, three of GWM's models, HAVAL JOLION, WEY Coffee 01 and ORA FUNKY CAT (also known as the GOOD CAT) have secured five-star ratings from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) respectively.

On September 19, HAVAL JOLION was recognized in the five-star rating of ANCAP in the Australian market. This is the fourth model from GWM to receive this rating in this market in the last 12 months.

According to the test results released by ANCAP, HAVAL JOLION achieved excellent scores in all tests, including those for ADULT OCCUPANT PROTECTION, CHILD OCCUPANT PROTECTION, VULNERABLE ROAD USER PROTECTION and SAFETY ASSIST, with scoring rates of 90%, 84%, 64% and 92% respectively.

These excellent performances are inseparable from the model's multiple intelligent configurations. HAVAL JOLION is equipped with multiple active safety configurations (AEB, ACC, ELK, etc.) as standard in the Australian Market. And among the SAFETY ASSIST test, Lane Support Systems (LSS) got full marks.

The results achieved by WEY Coffee 01 and ORA FUNKY CAT were also remarkable in safety tests in the European market. In early September this year, the two models received five-star ratings from Euro NCAP.

Particularly, according to the report released by the Euro NCAP that the WEY Coffee 01 achieved a scoring rate of 94% on the SAFETY ASSIST test. In the protection tests of adults, children and vulnerable road users, the model was rated 91%, 87% and 79% respectively.

The final test result also showed that the overall rating of WEY Coffee 01 ranked third in this test, which is higher than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volvo C40 Recharge.

Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General of Euro NCAP said, "this year, Euro NCAP will test more Chinese cars than it has ever done and Great Wall (GWM) really sets the standard for others to follow."

GWM has always attached importance to driving safety since its establishment, with continuous investment in R&D relevant to that. NOH (Navigation on HIPilot) intelligent pilot assisted driving system, self-developed by GWM, has been upgrading constantly.

The newly upgraded system is equipped with a perception module consisting of two laser radars, 5 millimeter-wave radars, 12 ultrasonic radars, and 12 high-definition cameras, along with a high computing power chip.

This system can assist vehicles to finish tasks such as intelligently avoiding obstacles and pedestrian avoidance, to ensure travel safety.

GWM has always been upholding "safety" as the core, and has advocated the concept of "Comprehensive Safety" from the three dimensions of "Occupant Safety", "Pedestrian Safety", and "Vehicle Safety".

Continuing to improve the safety performance of vehicles with its technological strength, GWM aims to provide a high-quality and safe travel experience for global buyers.

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Koura Klea® 473A wins Refrigeration Innovation of the Year at the 2022 Cooling Industry Awards

LONDON, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbia's Fluorinated Solutions business Koura has won the coveted award of Refrigeration Innovation of the Year at the 2022 Cooling Industry Awards.

At an awards ceremony last night (22 September) at London's Grosvenor House Ballroom, Koura Klea® 473A was named the winning innovation from a shortlist of five, with judges praising the refrigerant's performance and sustainable industry applications.

Klea 473A is designed as a non-flammable refrigerant to achieve high performance with a significantly lower global warming potential (GWP) than existing refrigerants, R-23 or R-508B, in ultra-low temperature cooling applications such as high value cold chain, vaccine storage, climate test chambers, transportation, and other medical uses. This refrigerant has a unique combination of high capacity and energy efficiency coupled with low temperature glide as compared to other refrigerants developed as non-flammable alternatives for R-23 or R-508.

Today, manufacturers and users of ultra-low temperature refrigeration systems are forced to choose between acceptable cooling performance and the environmental impact of these systems. Existing non-flammable refrigerants R-23 and R-508B that are used in ultra-low temperature systems have GWP of 14,800 and 13,400 respectively. Klea 473A breaks this trade-off with energy efficiency comparable to R-23, capacity similar to R-508B, and a GWP of 1,830, which is a +85% reduction.

Optimum charge sizes per system are typically slightly reduced compared to R-23, giving a further potential reduction in GWP inventory per system. Customer trials are showing that existing system designs can easily adapt to this new refrigerant with little to no modification. New systems are also being actively designed to take advantage of the refrigerant's unique properties.

Although Klea R-473A is not the only non-flammable alternative refrigerant proposed for use in very low temperature cascade systems, it has a significantly lower temperature glide, higher vapor pressure, and higher latent heat than other R-23 alternatives, making the adaptation of existing system designs more straightforward. Extensive trialling has also shown that it's possible to operate climate chamber systems where the delivered chamber temperature is as low as -75C.

Gregg Smith, President of Orbia Fluorinated Solutions, said:

"We are delighted that Klea 473A was named Refrigeration Innovation of the Year at the 2022 Cooling Industry Awards. This award is fantastic recognition of our ongoing research and development program, and the hard work of all our teams. Koura is committed to innovation, providing customers across a variety of industries worldwide with new solutions and low GWP refrigerants to transform into a cleaner future.

"This product will offer an easy adaptation option for system designers working in the very low temperature application areas who wish to significantly reduce their usage of ultra-high GWP refrigerants and who are contemplating larger system designs where non-flammability is an essential requirement of the refrigerant."

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About Orbia

Orbia is a company driven by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia operates in the Polymer Solutions (Vestolit and Alphagary), Building and Infrastructure (Wavin), Precision Agriculture (Netafim), Connectivity Solutions (Dura-Line) and Fluorinated Solutions (Koura) sectors. The five Orbia business groups have a collective focus on expanding access to health and wellness, reinventing the future of cities and homes, ensuring food and water security, connecting communities to information and accelerating a circular economy with basic and advanced materials, specialty products and innovative solutions. Orbia has commercial activities in more than 110 countries and operations in over 50, with global headquarters in Boston, Mexico City, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. To learn more, visit:

About Orbia Fluorinated Solutions (Koura)

Orbia's Fluorinated Solutions business Koura is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of fluoroproducts that play a fundamental role in enhancing everyday lives and shortening the path to a sustainable, circular economy. Backed by over 35 years of experience, Koura's products are used in a vast range of applications including electric vehicles and energy storage, urban and rural infrastructure, indoor climate management, food and medicine refrigeration and even in treating respiratory conditions through the development of healthy and innovative low-GWP propellants for metered-dose inhalers. Koura has 1,600 employees and 13 manufacturing facilities worldwide, serving 60 countries through a global sales and distribution network.

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