Gymshark Stays Ahead of the Competition with Centric PLM(TM)

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Sportswear giant increases productivity and streamlines communications with smooth remote PLM implementation in the midst of a global pandemic

CAMPBELL, Calif., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading UK fitness apparel and accessories brand Gymshark successfully implemented Centric Software(®)'s Product Lifestyle Management (PLM) system 100% remotely during a national lockdown. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to plan, design, develop, source and sell products such as apparel, footwear, sporting goods, furniture, home décor, cosmetics, food & beverage and luxury to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals.

Founded in Birmingham in 2012 by then-teenager Ben Francis and a group of his high-school friends, Gymshark has developed from a small screen-printing operation, to one of the fastest-growing and most recognisable brands in fitness. Selling directly to customers via 15 international online stores, the company currently has over 4 million customers in over 180 countries, and its social media content reaches an audience of over 12.5M.

Named the UK's fastest growing company 2016 in The Sunday Times Fast Track 100, Gymshark's product team scaled up massively from 44 to 125 people across the UK, Hong Kong and Mauritius in just two years. As such, the company began to struggle with managing complex product data, and was at risk of delays and errors due to multiple working documents being used simultaneously across teams.

Gymshark started its Global Analysis with Centric Software in January 2020, with the UK then going into lockdown in March just as PLM workshops had commenced. Consequently, all training, testing and implementation of Phase 1 working was 100% remote.

Justine McCarthy, Development Director at Gymshark comments on how PLM technology helps the business to react to marketplace challenges, "If we enter into another lockdown, and need to work remotely - our PLM will definitely facilitate the ease in which we share information. In this early stage, we are seeing huge benefits in our Materials process, with an estimated 30% increase in productivity. Admin and communication between teams is seamless, and human error has been greatly reduced. We are able to create more accurate Tech Packs, in a much more efficient way."

Gymshark's Head of Development and Primary Superuser, Annalisa Savio, reflects on how her teams found 'comfort' out of PLM in pandemic times.

"They all found it useful to work on the same platform while working from home," she says. "Our first 'Go Live' was in May 2020, in line with our Critical Path. It was tight, and we never expected to be able to do all of this remotely - but the huge commitment and motivation from the whole team made it happen. The thought of another season with multiple Excel docs was just too painful!"

According to Justine, what set Centric apart from other vendors was its "real understanding of Gymshark's business challenges, its sensible best practice solutions and its support at every step."

Annalisa also explains how Centric's 'out of the box' features provided Gymshark with an excellent foundation to build from, with the exciting prospect of combining the ambition of a young business with the depth of experience that Centric could offer.

"We are very successful, yet still only 10 years old. We felt being able to lean on the experience of Centric would set our young company on a better path."

"We are delighted to be supporting Gymshark with its digital transformation goals," comments Chris Groves, President and CEO of Centric Software. "The partnership has already achieved remarkable results and we are excited to continue this exciting journey with such a dynamic, innovative company."

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Casio to Release New MT-G Blue Phoenix-Inspired Beauty

Featuring Rainbow Ion Plating on the Bezel and Case

TOKYO, March 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today a special new addition to its G-SHOCK family of shock-resistant watches. The new MTG-B2000PH is part of the MT-G line of watches which employ a construction that makes the most of the properties of both metal and resin. The new MTG-B2000PH features a design motif inspired by the Blue Phoenix of mythical lore, and it has rainbow ion plating on the bezel and case.

Casio is dedicated to the pursuit of innovative expressivity in its G-SHOCK watches, exploiting CMF design integrating color, material, and finish. G-SHOCK watches with metal construction have been enthusiastically welcomed by the market in recent years. Casio goes even further with these metal models, using ion plating, laser engraving techniques, and new materials to create the kind of totally original design worthy of the G-SHOCK.

The new MTG-B2000PH features rainbow ion plating applied to its bezel and case as well as a multi-colored dial expressing its design motif inspired by the Blue Phoenix, a bird of Eastern mythology said to bear auspicious tidings. The bezel features an independent construction separate from the case. Layers of yellow-to-red gradation are applied -- crosswise on the bezel, lengthwise on the case -- over light-blue ion plating evocative of blazing-hot flames to achieve a mystical coloration in which innumerable hues seem intertwined. The subtle color variations in the rainbow ion plating mean that every single watch is unique -- no two look the same. The dial also employs accents in a multicolor design of colors like pink and orange. The translucent navy-blue band sets the watch design off with a resplendent vision of the Blue Phoenix.

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CGTN: Classics quoted by Xi Jinping: How to strive for excellence in life?

BEIJING, Feb. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In the course of pursuing the road to modernization in China during the past century, young people have always been an important force in realizing social transformation and national rejuvenation.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has attached great importance to young people, encouraging them to work assiduously to fulfill their dreams and contribute to Chinese dream.

Persistence, Endeavors

When speaking at a forum with teachers and students of Peking University, President Xi cited a sentence from an article by Liu Zhou from the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589 CE):

"To dig a well, you begin with a shallow pit and eventually get an abyss." --Liu Zhou from the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589 CE).

"It's a metaphor that a valuable life is the result of continuous endeavors," Li Bo, professor at Nanjing Normal University explained.

Li said that by citing the sentence, Xi aims to tell the youth that as long as you persevere and as long as you persist, you can achieve a great career and an illustrious life.

Youth and the Chinese dream

The Chinese president has reiterated that the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation is a dream of the nation and of every Chinese citizen, including young people.

When answering a letter from 34 young Party members of the medical team sent by Peking University to assist in the anti-epidemic battle in Hubei province, Xi said "a nation will be full of hope and a country will have a brilliant future when its younger generations have ideals, ability, and a strong sense of responsibility."

Among those 42,000 medical workers dispatched to aid Hubei Province in fighting the epidemic last year, more than 12,000 are from the post-1990s generation, a significant portion of which are "post-1995s" and even "post-2000s."

The youth story in fighting COVID-19 is only the epitome of how Chinese youth of the new era strive for a brighter China.

From the young party cadres fighting on the frontline of poverty alleviation to the young teacher working in remote mountains; from the peacekeeping officers and soldiers guarding world peace to the fire fighters who sacrificed their lives to put out fires; from women's volleyball players who won the World Cup with 11 consecutive victories to the young ones who helped China's dream of "running to the moon" to become a reality; Chinese youth are using their actions to echo Xi's words:

"To endeavor for the Chinese dream of realizing the Chinese nation's great rejuvenation is a rare opportunity in our life. Every youth should treasure this great era and become a fighter in the new age."


CONTACT: Jiang Simin,, +86 18826553286

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Diriyah E-Prix underway as the first all-electric Formula E night race lights up the skies of Saudi Arabia

DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Formula E, the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E World Championship lights up the streets of Diriyah as it returns to the historic desert surroundings of UNESCO World Heritage Site At-Turaif for the third year in a row. The night race, commencing on February 26 2021, is set to be a spectacular double header in the dark. It will be the first time any motorsport race has attempted to use high performance, sustainable and fully renewable LED lighting technologies

Jerry Inzerillo, CEO, Diriyah Gate Development Authority said: "Diriyah is proud to have hosted the Diriyah E-Prix in collaboration with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Sport, bringing the international racing community to Saudi Arabia for one of the first major global sporting events since the pandemic began. With the world watching, the street race track wrapping around UNESCO World Heritage site At-Turaif came alive, showcasing the revolutionary potential of this motorsport. We congratulate all teams that took part in the first ever all-electric night race for ABB FIA Formula E World Championship. It was a truly unforgettable experience."

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Yiling Pharmaceutical Reports USD 189 Million Net Profit in 2020, 101.12% YoY Growth

SHIJIAZHUANG, China, Feb. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Yiling Pharmaceutical's business income in 2020 hits 8.736 billion yuan (USD 1.35 billion) with an increase of 49.97% YoY, and the net profit reaches 1.220 billion yuan (USD 189 million), 101.12% YoY growth, according to the Annual Performance Bulletin 2020 of Yiling Pharmaceutical (002603.SZ) issued on February 26.

According to the bulletin, the reasons that driving the performance growth, on the one hand, mainly include the greatly enhanced brand awareness of Lianhua Qingwen products, the significantly increased market demand at home and abroad, and the realization of rapid growth of Lianhua Qingwen product sales revenue compared with a year earlier; on the other hand, the Company won the first prize of the State Science and Technology Award in January 2020, boosting the market influence of the Company's cardiovascular and cerebrovascular products, of which the sales revenue recorded a year-on-year increase.

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Up to now, the patented Chinese medicine Lianhua Qingwen Capsules manufactured by Yiling Pharmaceutical has been marketed in more than 20 countries and regions including Canada, Russia, the Philippines and Kuwait. Lianhua Qingwen has been officially approved for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in China, Kuwait, Uzbekistan and Mongolia.

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ZTE en GlobalData publiceren samen het witboek over nauwkeurig 5G-transport

SHENZHEN, China, 27 februari 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), een belangrijke internationale leverancier van telecommunicatie-, bedrijfs - en consumententechnologieoplossingen voor mobiel internet, brengt samen met GlobalData, de toonaangevende provider van industrieanalyses, het witboek over nauwkeurig 5G-transport (white paper on precision 5G transport) uit.

Het witboek werpt licht op de nieuwe veranderingen van de 5G-netwerkarchitectuur en de nieuwe eisen voor het transportnetwerk, en beschrijft hoe de innovatieve nauwkeurige 5G-transportnetwerkoplossing kan worden gebruikt om de grote uitdagingen aan te pakken die de nieuwe diensten met zich meebrengen. Ook biedt het uitgebreide technische ondersteuning en aanbevelingen voor specifieke sleuteltechnologieën.

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Precisiediagnose: De oude diagnosemodus, gebaseerd op persoonlijke ervaring, wordt opgewaardeerd tot een op AI gebaseerde automatische intelligente diagnose, die de controleperiode verkort van het tweede niveau naar het millisecondenveau en de servicestatus nauwkeuriger weergeeft.

Precisiesynchronisatie: Intelligente synchronisatienetwerken met ultrahoge precisie worden gebruikt om automatische planning, implementatie en OAM van het tijdnetwerk te implementeren, waardoor de efficiëntie van de netwerkvoorziening effectief wordt verbeterd, de foutlocatietijd wordt verkort en het mogelijk wordt om een grondtijdnetwerk op grote schaal te implementeren. Het kan ook een wederzijdse backup maken met het satelliettijdnetwerk en zo veilige, betrouwbare en uiterst nauwkeurige synchronisatiediensten leveren.

Tot op heden is de nauwkeurige 5G-transportnetwerkoplossing van ZTE, gericht op deterministische forwarding, achtereenvolgens geïmplementeerd en geverifieerd in de energiesector en de cloud game-industrie. In de toekomst zullen ZTE en mainstream operators samenwerken aan alles-in-één 5G-transportnetwerken om volledige voorbereidingen te treffen voor de langetermijnevolutie van de operators van To C naar To C+To B en hen te helpen hun concurrentievoordeel te behalen in het 5G IoT-tijdperk.

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/C O R R E C T I O N -- W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. MPD Division/

In the news release, W.L. Gore & Associates Launches GORE® SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial In Europe, The Middle East And South Africa, issued 22-Feb-2021 by W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. MPD Division over PR Newswire, the second paragraph, second sentence, should read "The tri-layer hybrid material was first approved and launched in 2016 in the United States and received CE mark approval in June 2020." rather than "The tri-layer hybrid material was first approved and launched in 2016 in the United States and received CE" as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. The complete, corrected release follows:

W.L. Gore & Associates Launches GORE® SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial In Europe, The Middle East And South Africa

Patient complexity is on the rise((1) )and surgeons need a high-quality material for hernia repair in complex patients (VHWG 2).((2))

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that GORE SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial is now available in Europe, Middle East and South Africa. The device was designed to address unmet needs in complex hernia repair, providing rapid vascularity(3) and permanent strength with a low profile for single, effective hernia repair.

GORE SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial is designed for ease of use during laparoscopic, robotic and open surgical procedures. The tri-layer hybrid material was first approved and launched in 2016 in the United States and received CE mark approval in June 2020.

"This global expansion introduces a new category of synthetic hybrid material in Europe, Middle East and South Africa for surgeons to use in complex ventral hernia repair," said David Lane, General Medical Products Business Leader at Gore.

Bringing the latest innovations to hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction

As pioneers in the mid-term bioabsorbable mesh category, Gore is persistent in the innovation of material solutions so that surgeons have quality material options when assessing the risk for complications in complex cases. GORE SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial is flexible and conformable, with memory for easy unrolling, handling and optimal placement. The material absorbs bodily fluids and no pre-soaking is needed.

The unique three layers of GORE SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial are designed to promote rapid vascularity with minimal permanent material(3) (data on file 2015; W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc; Flagstaff, AZ).

-- Parietal Surface: Gore 3D PGA:TMC web scaffold generates high-quality tissue via rapid cellular infiltration. Vascularization is reported within seven days(3) and tissue ingrowth within one month (data on file 2015; W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc; Flagstaff, AZ). -- Mid-Layer: Macroporous knit of dense monofilament PTFE fibers designed with a fiber diameter similar to lightweight mesh but with the strength of heavyweight mesh. -- Visceral surface: Non-porous PGA:TMC film provides intra-abdominal protection, minimizing the risk of adhesion formation to the material(4) (data on file 2015; W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc; Flagstaff, AZ). To learn more, register to attend the Gore Complex Ventral Hernia Symposium on March 16, 2021. Register here

"I am very happy to see a new prosthetic material, with excellent clinical background and promising added-value in tissue integration under the new paradigm in minimally invasive abdominal wall reconstruction," said Dr. Salvador Morales-Conde, General Digestive Surgeon, Chief of Innovation Unit, Sevilla, Spain.

GORE SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial is part of a portfolio of surgical devices featuring Gore's proven synthetic material, including GORE(®) BIO-A(®) Tissue Reinforcement, GORE(®) SEAMGUARD(®) Bioabsorbable Staple Line Reinforcement, GORE-TEX(®) Soft Tissue Patch and GORE(®) DUALMESH(®) Biomaterial.

For more information on GORE SYNECOR Intraperitoneal Biomaterial, visit

1. Mathers CD, Loncar D. Projections of global mortality and burden of disease from 2002 to 2030. PLoS Medicine 2006;3(11):e442. 2. Ventral Hernia Working Group, Breuing K, Butler CE, et al. Incisional ventral hernias: review of the literature and recommendations regarding the grading and technique of repair. Surgery 2010;148(3):544-558. 3. Crawford N. Assessment of Vascularity via Micro CT in Various Patch Devices. Flagstaff, AZ: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc; 2016. [Final study report]. 2344TL. 4. Matthews BD. Absorbable and nonabsorbable barriers on prosthetic biomaterials for adhesion prevention after intraperitoneal placement of mesh. International Surgery 2005;90(3)Supplement:S30-S34.

Gore engineers medical devices that treat a range of cardiovascular and other health conditions. With more than 50 million medical devices implanted over the course of more than 45 years, Gore builds on its legacy of improving patient outcomes through research, education and quality initiatives. Product performance, ease of use and quality of service provide sustainable cost savings for physicians, hospitals and insurers. Gore is joined in service with clinicians and through this collaboration we are improving lives.

About Gore

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Since 1958, Gore has solved complex technical challenges in demanding environments -- from outer space to the world's highest peaks to the inner workings of the human body. With more than 11,000 Associates and a strong, team-oriented culture, Gore generates annual revenues of $3.8 billion.

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