ثقافتی تبادلے اور فیوژن کو فروغ دینا: شاہراہ ریشم پر سوزو کی چمکتی ہوئی کہانی دنیا کو سنانا

سوزو، چین، 21 نومبر 2023ء/سنہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– 16 نومبر کو “سلک روڈ ٹو دی ورلڈ پر سوزو کی شائننگ اسٹوری” آن لائن کمیونیکیشن ایونٹ کا باضابطہ آغاز تائیکانگ، سوژو میں ہوا۔ بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ انیشی ایٹو کے ساتھ ایک اہم شہر کی حیثیت سے سوزو گزشتہ ایک دہائی کے دوران اس اقدام میں فعال طور پر ضم […]

سوزو، چین، 21 نومبر 2023ء/سنہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– 16 نومبر کو “سلک روڈ ٹو دی ورلڈ پر سوزو کی شائننگ اسٹوری” آن لائن کمیونیکیشن ایونٹ کا باضابطہ آغاز تائیکانگ، سوژو میں ہوا۔

بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ انیشی ایٹو کے ساتھ ایک اہم شہر کی حیثیت سے سوزو گزشتہ ایک دہائی کے دوران اس اقدام میں فعال طور پر ضم ہوا ہے۔ اس اقدام میں حصہ لینے والے ممالک کے ساتھ تجارت اور اقتصادی تعاون کے شعبے میں ، سوزو کی مجموعی غیر ملکی تجارت 69.95 بلین ڈالر سے بڑھ کر 137 بلین ڈالر ہوگئی ہے۔ اس دہائی کے دوران ، سوزو نے 35 بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ ممالک میں اپنی موجودگی کو بڑھایا ہے ، جس میں 8 بلین ڈالر کی متفقہ سرمایہ کاری کے ساتھ 670 منصوبے شروع کیے گئے ہیں۔ الجزائر میں سوژو کنگ لانگ بس کمپنی کی ہائیگر بسوں نے پہاڑوں اور سمندروں کو عبور کیا ہے، جس سے تقریبا دس لاکھ افراد کی مقامی عوامی نقل و حمل کی ضروریات کو پورا کیا گیا ہے۔ میکسیکو میں ، ہینگٹونگ گروپ کے ذریعہ تعمیر کردہ پاور کیبل نیٹ ورکنگ پروجیکٹ کو قومی معاش کی حفاظت کرنے والے ایک اہم بنیادی ڈھانچے کے منصوبے کے طور پر درجہ بندی کیا گیا ہے۔ تھائی لینڈ میں ، لیکسی گروپ کی دوسری غیر ملکی فیکٹری تیزی سے زیر تعمیر ہے ، توقع ہے کہ اس سال کے آخر تک مکمل ہوجائے گی ، جبکہ پہلے مکمل ہونے والی لیکسی ویتنام فیکٹری پہلے ہی ہموار آپریشن میں ہے۔

مصری طلباء اور تائیکانگ کے یوتھ بینڈ نے مشترکہ طور پر “جیسمین فلاور” پیش کیا۔

یہ ایونٹ تائی کانگ سے شروع ہوتا ہے، جو ژینگ ہی کے بیڑے کی روانگی کا مقام ہے، اور سلک روڈ کی پیروی کرتا ہے، جس میں جرمنی، پاکستان، انڈونیشیا اور ہنگری کے ساتھ سوزو کے دوستانہ تعاون پر توجہ مرکوز کی جاتی ہے۔

سوژو میونسپل کمیٹی آف سائبر اسپیس افیئرز کے مطابق یہ تقریب چین اور بیرون ملک سے مین اسٹریم میڈیا کے ساتھ ساتھ بااثر افراد کو بھی مدعو کرتی ہے تاکہ وہ متعدد نقطہ نظر اور جامع ملٹی میڈیا پروموشن فراہم کریں۔ واضح مناظر اور کہانی سنانے کے ذریعے یہ تقریب بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ ممالک کی مستند کہانیاں بیان کرتی ہے، جس میں سوژو کے اتحاد، باہمی اعتماد، مساوات، باہمی فائدے، جامع تبادلے اور جیت نے والے تعاون کے عزم کو ظاہر کیا گیا ہے۔ “سلک روڈ اسپرٹ” کو اپنانے کے بارے میں شعور رکھنے والے سوزو کا مقصد دنیا کو اس کی منفرد کشش اور نیا چہرہ پیش کرنا ہے ، جس سے عالمی سامعین کو سوژو اور دیگر بیلٹ اینڈ روڈ شہروں کے مابین صنعتوں ، ثقافت ، ذہین مینوفیکچرنگ اور فنون لطیفہ کے تصادم کا تجربہ کرنے کی اجازت ملتی ہے۔

ماخذ: سائبر اسپیس امور کی سوزو میونسپل کمیٹی

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XOOX, the world’s first pet networking service (PNS), creates buzz with its launch

XOOX LAB, INC – Popular for its short-form content challenges, pet music, illness diagnosis kit app, etc. – Providing a newly conceptualized service with ID registration using pets’ eyes NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — XOOX, a pet networking service (PNS) application featuring short-form content challenges, launched this month, winning over global pet […]

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XOOX leads the pet networking services arena with its innovative features, including short-form content challenges, dedicated music for pets, and revolutionary health management.

– Popular for its short-form content challenges, pet music, illness diagnosis kit app, etc.

– Providing a newly conceptualized service with ID registration using pets’ eyes

NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — XOOX, a pet networking service (PNS) application featuring short-form content challenges, launched this month, winning over global pet owners. XOOX commenced its service with an advertisement in New York’s Times Square, underscoring its exclusive focus on our four-legged companions.

XOOX operates uniquely under pet accounts through Pet ID registration devised by XOOX’s global research and AI teams, including veterinary experts worldwide, utilizing innovative biometric identification techniques such as eyelid patterns and eye wrinkles. XOOX’s research team stated, “Through Pet ID, pets are recognized as account users on XOOX, allowing them to engage in various activities such as pet registration, insurance, health management, and making friends,” adding, “To enhance the accuracy of biometric recognition, we adopted a method that is a step up from nose prints and iris scans.”

In XOOX, pets become influencers through their IDs, boosting visibility by sharing their daily lives, engaging with followers, and participating in short-form content challenges. They earn points for various activities, usable in connected apps, for creating avatars, and for product purchases. Pet owners, known as Petlers, manage their pets’ IDs and support them in their activities. Striving to foster a positive shift in attitudes toward pets, XOOX welcomes individuals who currently do not own pets to also join. However, posting content is not a feature available to them at this time. Peter Kim, Technical Advisor at XOOX, said, “XOOX aims to create a positive space where modern individuals can escape from complicated reality and connect with their pets.” Kim added, “XOOX will allow pets to create more memories with their Petlers by utilizing a storyscaping approach and unique and informative services.”

The world of XOOX is full of exclusive content for pets. Its most popular music app (XOOX M) lets Petlers to select music that suits the pet’s preferences. The app, created through content development by XOOX’s music content affiliate Jo studios (CEO: Woojin Cho), is designed for pets waiting for their owners and currently hosts over 3,000 songs. Petlers can also create and upload their own music, earning points for popularity, which can be spent by their pets. XOOX M ensures a pet-friendly listening experience at a comfortable decibel level.

Additionally, a product developed with Push Pull System (CEO: Sungmyon Song) is in the works. By analyzing and utilizing deep learning techniques, it will determine whether pets truly enjoy music and do not perceive it as noise. The product will seamlessly sync with pet cameras and speakers, offering personalized music recommendations for your pets.

As a pet owner, it is worth paying attention to the app’s current launch promotion. In celebration of the launch, XOOX is giving away 10,000 free urine test kits to account holders worldwide. These test kits provide a simple way to detect illnesses through animal urine, making them ideal for pets in areas with limited access to veterinary care, helping to maintain the well-being of your beloved pets.

Furthermore, based on the launch of the pet urine diagnostic kit app with Medi Cloud, a global genetic analysis company based on NGS technology, XOOX will also launch applications that link pet DNA and MBTI.

Upon registration, 1 cent is automatically donated to the XOOX Foundation. These contributions will be directed towards campaigns across the globe aiming to positively influence pet-related legislation. With XOOX empowering pets to play a central role in our world, there is a strong belief that it will significantly contribute to creating a more supportive and pet-friendly environment.

Contact:

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www.xoox.pet

Kristen Kim

Tel.: +1 (213) 944-2679

Email: press@xoox.pet

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International Center for Genetic Disease, Mass General Brigham launches a global Clinical Genomic Medicine and Genetic Counseling training program in United Arab Emirates

Collaboration between the International Center for Genetic Disease and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, advances state-of-the-art precision medicine approaches and techniques, tailoring prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases for the Emirati population. This collaboration encompasses three strategic pillars: clinical and translational research, capacity building and technology transfer, and commercialization. Boston, MA, Nov. 20, […]

Collaboration between the International Center for Genetic Disease and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, advances state-of-the-art precision medicine approaches and techniques, tailoring prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases for the Emirati population. This collaboration encompasses three strategic pillars: clinical and translational research, capacity building and technology transfer, and commercialization.

Boston, MA, Nov. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Genomic medicine, also known as precision medicine, offers transformative opportunities to reshape health care and public health from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to one utilizing an individual’s genetic profile, informing their personalized care pathway from prevention and diagnosis, to treatment of diseases and the development of novel and more effective drugs. To help further genomic medicine’s global promise, the International Center for Genetic Disease (iCGD) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a founding member of the Mass General Brigham system) and Harvard Medical School, is launching a six-month nationwide program to train 100 physicians across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in clinical genomic medicine and genetic counseling. This training program is implemented in collaboration with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The comprehensive partnership between iCGD, Mass General Brigham, and the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi will help advance life sciences and health care outcomes across the globe while leveraging the advanced genomics capabilities of the Emirate.

With an emphasis on screening, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide spectrum of genetic conditions, clinicians will become deft with the necessary knowledge and skills to address genetic and genomic challenges in a clinical setting. Additionally, the program ensures the successful execution of the Emirati Genome Program, bringing precision medicine to the forefront of public health policy formulation and implementation across the UAE.

“We are delighted to collaborate with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi to launch this transformative training program,” said Alireza Haghighi, MD, DPhil, FACMG, Founding Director of the International Center for Genetic Disease. “As one of the largest and most comprehensive genomics educational programs worldwide, the primary goal is to enhance the knowledge and expertise of Emirati physicians. This initiative is designed to integrate genetics and genomics into patient care effectively, underscoring our dedication to enhancing genomic medicine worldwide. Our comprehensive partnership with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi not only aims to advance life sciences but also to improve the well-being of the UAE population.”

Delivered by globally recognized Harvard-affiliated experts within the Mass General Brigham system and elsewhere, the program will enhance the knowledge and expertise of Emirati physicians, who will then be able to further incorporate the latest innovations in genomic medicine and genetic counseling into the clinical care of patients. The iCGD designed the program to specifically address the public health needs of the UAE.

“We are dedicated to enhancing patient care, preventing disease, and promoting the widespread adoption of genomic medicine, both locally and globally,” said Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA, President of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Executive Vice President at Mass General Brigham. “Our International Center for Genetic Disease provides an ideal platform to realize these objectives. This transformative training program aims to cultivate a professional workforce in the UAE at the forefront of genomic research and clinical applications.”

The inaugural ceremony, held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on October 30th, was attended by prominent Emirati officials, including His Excellency Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mansoori, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi; Her Excellency Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary at the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi; Professor Sir John O’Reilly, President of Khalifa University; and His Excellency Homaid Al Shimmari, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Khalifa University.

“This program comes as a continuation of our collaboration with the International Center for Genetic Disease (iCGD) and Harvard Medical School which started earlier this year, providing the world with genomic solutions that address international health challenges and needs,” said Her Excellency Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi, Undersecretary at the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi. “This comes in line with the Department of Health’s efforts to unlock opportunities for local talents and ensure the sustainability of our healthcare sector. These continuous strides further cement Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading destination for healthcare.”

“We are delighted to join with our partners to launch the Clinical Genomics and Genetic Counseling course in the realm of healthcare at Khalifa University,” said Professor Sir John O’Reilly, President of Khalifa University. “Developments in this area represent a tremendous leap towards empowering individuals with a profound understanding of their own genetic tapestry.”

Advances in genomics, clinical diagnostic methods and therapies are now fueling healthcare. By integrating clinical data and genetic information, healthcare providers can improve population screening, diagnosis, prognosis, risk management, and in some cases, offer new and innovative targeted therapy for conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, hemoglobinopathies, lipid disorders, diabetes, cancer, among many other clinically complex morbidities.

About the International Center for Genetic Disease (iCGD)
The International Center for Genetic Disease (iCGD) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is dedicated to enhancing genomic medicine worldwide, focusing on the analysis of populations from various parts of the world for genetic research into human health and disease, with the ultimate goal of improving public health. iCGD serves as a nexus, bringing together unparalleled knowledge and expertise, as well as unmatched dedication to multidisciplinary research, cutting-edge technology, and innovative methods to bridge gaps in knowledge and practice in the realm of genomic medicine. iCGD forms partnerships with government, academic institutions, and industry, focusing on translational and clinical research, capacity building, and technology transfer, with the aim of enhancing access to genomic medicine for everyone, not just the affluent or the fortunate. For more information, please visit https://icgd.bwh.harvard.edu/

About Mass General Brigham
Mass General Brigham is an integrated academic health care system, uniting great minds to solve the hardest problems in medicine for our communities and the world. Mass General Brigham connects a full continuum of care across a system of academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, physician networks, community health centers, home care, and long-term care services. Mass General Brigham is a nonprofit organization committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. In addition, Mass General Brigham is one of the nation’s leading biomedical research organizations with several Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals. For more information, please visit massgeneralbrigham.org.

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Promoting Cultural Exchange and Fusion: Narrating Suzhou’s Shining Story on the Silk Road to the World

SUZHOU, China, Nov. 21, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– On November 16, “Suzhou’s Shining Story on the Silk Road to the World” Online Communication Event, officially kicked off in Taicang, Suzhou. Suzhou, as a crucial city along the Belt and Road Initiative, has actively integrated into the initiative over the past decade. In the field of trade and […]

SUZHOU, China, Nov. 21, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– On November 16, “Suzhou’s Shining Story on the Silk Road to the World” Online Communication Event, officially kicked off in Taicang, Suzhou.

Suzhou, as a crucial city along the Belt and Road Initiative, has actively integrated into the initiative over the past decade. In the field of trade and economic cooperation with countries participating in the initiative, Suzhou’s total foreign trade has increased from $69.95 billion to $137 billion. Over the decade, Suzhou has expanded its presence to 35 Belt and Road countries, initiating 670 projects with an agreed investment of $8 billion. In Algeria, Higer Buses from Suzhou King Long Bus Company have traversed mountains and seas, addressing local public transportation needs for nearly a million people. In Mexico, the power cable networking project constructed by Hengtong Group is classified as a key infrastructure project safeguarding the national livelihood. In Thailand, Lexy Group’s second overseas factory is under rapid construction, expected to be completed by the end of this year, while the previously completed Lexy Vietnam factory is already in smooth operation.

Egyptian students and the Youth Band from Taicang jointly perform “Jasmine Flower.”

The event sets sail from Taicang, the departure point of Zheng He’s fleet, and follows the Silk Road, focusing on Suzhou’s friendly cooperation with Germany, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Hungary.

The event also invites mainstream media from China and abroad, as well as influencers, to provide multiple perspectives and comprehensive multimedia promotion, according to Suzhou Municipal Committee of Cyberspace Affairs. Through vivid visuals and storytelling, the event narrates authentic stories from Belt and Road countries, showcasing Suzhou’s commitment to unity, mutual trust, equality, mutual benefit, inclusive exchange, and win-win cooperation. Suzhou, conscious of embracing the “Silk Road Spirit,” aims to convey its unique charm and new face to the world, allowing global audiences to experience the collision of industries, culture, intelligent manufacturing, and arts between Suzhou and other Belt and Road cities.

Source: Suzhou Municipal Committee of Cyberspace Affairs

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Global Liubao Tea Tasting Competition Held in Wuzhou

WUZHOU, China, Nov. 21, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– In recent days, the Global Liubao Tea Tasting Competition took place in Wuzhou, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. A total of 541 samples participated in the contest, and a large number of tea companies and tea enthusiasts from China competed, while international participants from countries like Malaysia, Vietnam […]

WUZHOU, China, Nov. 21, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– In recent days, the Global Liubao Tea Tasting Competition took place in Wuzhou, South China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. A total of 541 samples participated in the contest, and a large number of tea companies and tea enthusiasts from China competed, while international participants from countries like Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore also fielded their precious Liubao tea. The samples were divided into 14 groups, and after judging and rating by a team of domestic and international tea experts and Liubao tea collectors, a corps of 55 seven-star “kings of tea” were chosen.

Global Liubao Tea Tasting Competition was held in Wuzhou.

According to the Wuzhou Tea Industry Development Service Center, Liubao tea originates from Liubao Town in Wuzhou of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The annual average temperature and rainfall in Liubao Town are respectively 21.2 degrees Celsius and 1,500 mm. Precipitous cliffs enshrouded in clouds are scattered around the area, many of them ranging between 1,000m and 1,500m in elevation, while ample sunshine and water combine into environment and climate conditions ideal for the growth of tea shrubs. During the reign of the Jiaqing Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Liubao tea was acclaimed for its “areca nut scent” characterized by “redness, richness, purity and aged aroma”, it emerged as one of China’s top teas and its consumption swept across the land. Towards the end of the Qing Dynasty, droves of Chinese labors traveled across the South China sea to find work abroad, and the thirst-quenching, stomach-nourishing and other healthy properties of Liubao tea, as well as its long shelf life, made it a favorite among overseas Chinese, hence its eventual rise in popularity among tea-drinkers in countries such as Malaysia and Singapore.

Research results from a health and nutritional study conducted by a team led by the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and Professor at Hunan Agricultural University Liu Zhonghua explain the functionality and scientific mechanisms behind numerous benefits associated with Liubao tea including fat and weight reduction, blood sugar reduction, uric acid suppression, liver health, intestines and stomach coordination, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory functions, protection against radiation, immunity improvement, etc.

Guo Junbang, President of the Liubao Tea Association of Malaysia, was one of the judges on the Modern Processing Technique Panel of the final of this year’s tea competition. Guo Junbang remarked: “This Tea Competition plays a huge role conducive to the advancement of the Liubao tea industry, and I hope that the Competition will continue to be hosted. Liubao tea culture has integrated into the daily life of Malaysians, and Liubao tea is often our drink of choice when we eat or enjoy afternoon tea. After attending this Competition, I genuinely hope to share with everyone the Liubao tea cultural similarities and differences, and the tea’s various consumption experiences, in other parts of the world, and I also hope that Chinese tea enterprises can produce more good teas so that more people can learn about and fall in love with Liubao tea.”

Liao Zifang, President of Hong Kong Teaism Alliance and a judge on the Modern Processing Technique Panel of the final of this year’s tea competition, opined that tea competition is a crucial part of tea science, as tea competitions can push enterprises to ceaselessly improve production technique and raise product quality, adding the wish that Wuzhou can maximize the unique advantages of Liubao tea such as its special aroma and unique health benefits, continue to develop markets and strengthen the Liubao cultural brand.

Canadian Ms. Liu, after learning about the Global Liubao Tea Tasting Competition, decided to take her whole family here to expand everyone’s horizon. She said: “Our family has been living and studying in China for a year now, but we’ve never been to a tea competition before. The atmosphere was incredible, and we’ve been able to learn about the diversity in tea culture.”

Source: Wuzhou Tea Industry Development Service Center

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“Home of Shatian Pomelos in China” – Rong County of Guangxi Promotes Improvement and Upgrade in Shatian Pomelo Industry

YULIN, China, Nov. 21, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– In recent days, the 2023 Rong County Shatian Pomelo Cultural Tourism Festival and “Meeting of Overseas Chinese in Guangxi and Shatian Pomelos of Beautiful Rong County – Tour of Homeland by Overseas Chinese” were held in Rong County, Guangxi. At the opening ceremony, “Shatian Pomelo Quality Assessment Gold Prize” […]

YULIN, China, Nov. 21, 2023 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– In recent days, the 2023 Rong County Shatian Pomelo Cultural Tourism Festival and “Meeting of Overseas Chinese in Guangxi and Shatian Pomelos of Beautiful Rong County – Tour of Homeland by Overseas Chinese” were held in Rong County, Guangxi.

2023 Rong County Shatian Pomelo Cultural Tourism Festival and “Meeting of Overseas Chinese in Guangxi and Shatian Pomelos of Beautiful Rong County – Tour of Homeland by Overseas Chinese” hosted in Rong County, Guangxi

At the opening ceremony, “Shatian Pomelo Quality Assessment Gold Prize” awards were presented to the winners. In addition, the introduction of Rong County tourist routes revolving around themes such as the homeland of overseas Chinese and the charm of the home of Shatian Pomelos, exhibition and sales of unique local products, and Duqiao Mountain – Music Camping Festival were featured, according to the Publicity Department of the Rong County Committee. Relying on Shatian Pomelos as the focal point, these activities allowed guests from different areas to thoroughly experience the joys of picking Shatian Pomelos, savor the tastes of various Shatian Pomelo products, experience the charm of Shatian Pomelo engraving, paper-cutting and painting, revel in the magic of the homeland of overseas Chinese, and share in the merriment of harvest and beautiful life.

Located in the southeastern part of Guangxi and neighboring the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Rong County is well-known for its extensive history, mesmerizing views, large number of distinguished individuals, profound culture and abundant natural resources. In particular, the world-famous Rong County Shatian Pomelo is often dubbed a “treasure” among Chinese fruits. According to the Publicity Department of the Rong County Committee, Shatian Pomelos have been cultivated in Rong County for more than 2,000 years, and the top-notch quality of the fruit has won numerous gold prizes in national Shatian Pomelo competitions, while “Rong County Shatian Pomelo” is Yulin City’s first to be given national geographical indication status. Rong County has been variously named national-level Rong County Shatian Pomelo production standardization demonstration area, and national-level food and agricultural product export (Shatian Pomelo) quality and safety demonstration area. At present, there is a total of over 230,000 mu in Shatian Pomelo plantations capable of an annual production of roughly 360,000 tons of the fruit. This year, the industry is estimated to yield an output of around 40 billion yuan, and the Shatian Pomelo industry has risen as a viable way to vitalize the rural area and enrich Rong County locals.

In recent years, Rong County has adhered to the primary mission of high-quality development by speeding up the in-depth integration between agriculture and cultural tourism, giving full play to the county’s advantage as a producer of the distinguished Shatian Pomelos, deepening integration of unique agricultural development with rural revitalization and leisure tourism, energetically developing leisure agriculture, sightseeing agriculture and ecological agriculture, actively cultivating rural tourism, rural e-commerce and other emerging industries and novel business models, and earnestly coordinating integrated development of the primary, secondary and tertiary industries in rural areas. Rong County has successfully blazed a unique pathway of economic progress, and its achievement is epitomized in various accolades such as Best Eco-Culture Tourism County in China, National Leisure Agriculture and Rural Tourism Demonstration County, Top 100 Counties for Potentials in County-level Tourism Development, Health Industry Development Demonstration County in Guangxi and Guangxi Unique Tourism County.

Source: The Publicity Department of the Rong County Committee

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RSPO Celebrates 20 Years of Impact and Reaffirms the Power of Partnerships for the Next 20

Collective action and innovative practices sowed within the industry are reaping results, with RSPO global certification, membership, production and consumption volumes steadily on the rise, alongside greater environmental stewardship Opening Speech JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil marked a special milestone at its Annual Roundtable conference (RT2023), […]

Collective action and innovative practices sowed within the industry are reaping results, with RSPO global certification, membership, production and consumption volumes steadily on the rise, alongside greater environmental stewardship

Opening Speech

RSPO Chief Executive Officer delivering the opening speech at RSPO RT2023

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Nov. 21, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil marked a special milestone at its Annual Roundtable conference (RT2023), themed “Partners for the Next 20”, to reflect on nearly two decades of impact made possible through the collaborative efforts of RSPO’s Members and partners. RT2023 presented an opportunity to take unified action on the core challenges facing the sustainable palm oil industry, including mitigating climate change, increasing uptake of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), protecting labour rights, and facilitating greater smallholder inclusion in green supply chains through compliance with emerging international regulations.

For nearly twenty years, the RSPO has facilitated global change to make the production and consumption of palm oil sustainable. Starting from 200 members from 16 countries in 2004, RSPO now counts more than 5,700 members in over 100 countries and territories spanning the globe.

In his opening remarks, RSPO CEO Joseph D’Cruz said, “Through nearly two decades of voluntary action, RSPO Members have banded together to raise the bars of sustainability within the industry. The impact we have collectively achieved is increasingly being acknowledged by stakeholders outside our industry, and we are seeing a definite shift in the sustainable palm oil narrative in our favour. As a global partnership to make palm oil sustainable, we must ride this trajectory and continue to evolve and pursue new territory. There is room now for us to move beyond a standard and certification system and develop tools that would enable the industry to demonstrate sustainability in the way that markets, regulators and customers demand today.”

Opening Speech

RSPO Chief Executive Officer delivering the opening speech at RSPO RT2023

RSPO’s key achievements over the last two decades were highlighted, including the increase in global certified area from just 125,000 hectares in 2008 to 4.9 million hectares across 23 countries in 2023. Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) supply reached a new milestone at 15.4 million metric tonnes, while RSPO Trademark licences have increased significantly to more than 1,600 licences in over 100 countries and territories, with growth seen in China, Japan and Southeast Asia, signalling significant opportunities in these markets. The RSPO Smallholder Support Fund (RSSF) has provided US$4.2 million in funding to support 44,203 farmers in 12 countries since 2013. Accounting for 40% of total palm oil production output in key producing countries, smallholders featured strongly at RT2023, focused on opportunities and pathways to facilitate greater inclusion in green supply chains through compliance with emerging international regulations.

Independent Smallholders

Group photo of Independent Smallholders with their certificates

Charting new territory, RSPO’s Certification, Trade and Traceability System (CTTS), launched recently in October 2023 with the formation of the tripartite consortium of global agri-tech experts, exemplifies how the organisation is advancing and digitising its tracking and traceability systems into an end-to-end digital infrastructure. This is rooted by best-in-class solutions that will be able to meet current demands and anticipate the future needs of a sector that is rapidly evolving to meet tightening global regulations, starting with the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), and is actively engaging with the European Commission for knowledge-sharing on this topic with all relevant parties.

Excellence Awards

Winners of the Excellence Awards from left to right: DSN Group, Bumitama Agri Ltd, Musim Mas, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, WWF International

Anne Rosenbarger and José Roberto Montenegro, Co-Chairs of the RSPO Board of Governors, together called for the successes of the past 20 years to be leveraged and scaled further through collective action and innovative approaches. “RSPO is strategically evolving to meet current and forthcoming challenges, including shifting regulatory and market expectations, by improving the auditability and implementability of our current standards and Assurance systems in order to be ready to connect to the broader industry’s sustainability platforms,” said Anne Rosenbarger. Following a comprehensive and highly consultative review of its current 2018 RSPO Principles and Criteria and 2019 RSPO Independent Smallholder Standard, a technical revision process is underway to produce a revised set of standards in 2024.

Opening performance

Opening performance at the RSPO RT2023 opening ceremony

The conference also featured the RSPO Excellence Awards, which saw fifteen of its Members nominated for their outstanding contributions to sustainable palm oil. The winners were DSN Group for Innovation; Bumitama Agri Ltd. for Conservation Leadership; Musim Mas for Smallholder Impact; Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for Communicating for Good, and WWF International for Shared Responsibility. Learn more about the winners, nominees and their award-worthy initiatives here.

About RSPO:
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a global partnership to make palm oil sustainable. Formed in 2004, the RSPO is a multi-stakeholder non-profit organisation that unites members from across the palm oil value chain, including oil palm producers, palm oil processors and traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and investors, environmental or nature conservation non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and social or developmental NGOs. As a partnership for progress and positive impact, the RSPO facilitates global change to make the production and consumption of palm oil sustainable. To inspire change, we communicate the environmental and social benefits. To make progress, we catalyse collaboration. To provide assurance, we set the standards of certification. The RSPO is registered as an international association in Zurich, Switzerland, with main offices in Malaysia and Indonesia, and offices in China, Colombia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States. For further information, kindly contact: media@rspo.org

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For further information, kindly contact:

Kimasha Williams
Communications Manager Europe
kimasha.williams@rspo.org

Stephanie Ambrose
Communications Manager APAC
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‫XOOX، أول خدمة تواصل شبكي للحيوانات الأليفة (PNS) تلفت الأنظار لدى تدشينها

– تشتهر الخدمة بتحديات المحتوى المختصر وموسيقى الحيوانات الأليفة وتطبيق مجموعة تشخيص الأمراض، وغيرها. – توفير خدمة جديدة مع تسجيل مُعرف الهوية باستخدام أعين الحيوانات الأليفة نيويورك، 21 نوفمبر 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — يشتمل تطبيق خدمة التواصل الشبكي للحيوانات الأليفة، XOOX، على تحديات المحتوى المختصر، وقد تم تدشين التطبيق هذا الشهر واستقطب ملاك الحيوانات الأليفة […]

– تشتهر الخدمة بتحديات المحتوى المختصر وموسيقى الحيوانات الأليفة وتطبيق مجموعة تشخيص الأمراض، وغيرها.

– توفير خدمة جديدة مع تسجيل مُعرف الهوية باستخدام أعين الحيوانات الأليفة

نيويورك، 21 نوفمبر 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — يشتمل تطبيق خدمة التواصل الشبكي للحيوانات الأليفة، XOOX، على تحديات المحتوى المختصر، وقد تم تدشين التطبيق هذا الشهر واستقطب ملاك الحيوانات الأليفة على مستوى العالم. بدأ تطبيق XOOX تقديم خدماته من خلال إعلان في ميدان نيويورك تايمز، يؤكد على تركيزه الحصري على أصدقائنا من الحيوانات الأليفة ذات الأربعة أرجل.

يعمل تطبيق XOOX بشكل فريد بموجب حسابات حيوانات أليفة من خلال عملية تسجيل معرفات الحيوانات الأليفة التي ابتكرتها فرق الأبحاث والذكاء الاصطناعي العالمية لدى XOOX، بما في ذلك الخبراء البيطريين على مستوى العالم، باستخدام أساليب بيومترية للتعرف على الهوية، مثل أنماط الجفون وتجعدات العيون. وبهذه المناسبة، قال فريق أبحاث XOOX “من خلال مُعرف هوية الحيوانات الأليفة، يتم التعرف على الحيوانات الأليفة باعتبارها مستخدمة للحسابات على XOOX، مما يسمح لها بالانخراط في العديد من الأنشطة، مثل تسجيل الحيوانات الأليفة والتأمين وإدارة الصحة وتكوين الصداقات”، وأضاف “ومن أجل تعزيز دقة التسجيل البيومتري، قمنا باعتماد طريقة متقدمة بخطوة على طباعة الأنف والمسح الضوئي للحدقية”.

ومن خلال تطبيق XOOX، تصبح الحيوانات الأليفة مؤثرة من خلال معرفات الهوية الخاصة بكل منها، مما يعزز المعرفة بها عبر مشاركة حياتها اليومية واستقطاب المتابعين والمشاركة في تحديات المحتوى المختصر. وهي تكسب نقاطًا من خلال مختلف الأنشطة، قابلة للاستخدام في التطبيقات المتصلة، من أجل إنشاء الأفاتار ومشتريات المنتجات. يعمل ملاك الحيوانات الأليفة، والمعروفون كذلك باسم البتلر، على إدارة معرفات هوية حيواناتهم الأليفة ودعمها في أنشطتها. يرحب تطبيق XOOX بالأفراد الذين لا يملكون حيوانات أليفة ويشجعهم على الانضمام كذلك، مما يعمل على تعزيز التحول الإيجابي تجاه الحيوانات الأليفة. غير أن نشر المحتوى ليس خاصية متاحة لهم في هذا الوقت. وفي معرض تعليقه على هذه المناسبة، قال Peter Kim المستشار الفني في XOOX “يهدف تطبيق XOOX إلى إيجاد مساحة إيجابية حيث يستطيع الأشخاص المعاصرون الهروب من الواقع المعقد والتواصل مع حيواناتهم الأليفة”. وأضاف Kim “سوف يسمح XOOX للحيوانات الأليفة بإيجاد المزيد من الذكريات مع ملاك الحيوانات الأليفة عبر استخدام مناهج السرد والخدمات الفريدة والتعريفية”.

يشتمل عالم XOOX على الكثير من المحتوى الحصري للحيوانات الأليفة. ويتيح تطبيق الموسيقى الأكثر شعبية (XOOX M) لملاك الحيوانات الأليفة اختيار الموسيقى المناسبة لتفضيلات الحيوانات الأليفة. وقد تم تصميم هذا التطبيق، الذي تم قامت على تطويره شركة تطوير المحتوى الموسيقي التابعة لـXOOX وهي Jo studios (ورئيسها التنفيذي: Woojin Cho)، للحيوانات الأليفة التي تنتظر ملاكها ويستضيف حاليًا أكثر من 3,000 أغنية. يمكن لملاك الحيوانات الأليفة كذلك إنشاء محتوى الموسيقى الخاص بهم وتحميله وكسب النقاط مقابل الشهرة، ويمكنهم إنفاق تلك النقاط على حيواناتهم الأليفة. يضمن XOOX M تجربة استماع صديقة للحيوانات الأليفة مع مستوى ديسيبل مريح.

وبالإضافة إلى ذلك، يجري حاليًا العمل على تطوير منتج بواسطة شركة Push Pull System (ورئيسها التنفيذي: Sungmyon Song). ومن خلال تحليل أساليب التعلم العميق والاستفادة منها، فإن ذلك سيحدد ما إذا كانت الحيوانات الأليفة تستمتع حقًا بالموسيقى ولا تعتبرها ضوضاءً. سوف ينسجم المنتج بشكل سلس مع كاميرات وميكرفونات الحيوانات الأليفة، مما يوفر توصيات موسيقية مخصصة لحيواناتك الأليفة.

وبصفتك مالك حيوانات أليفة، يستحق الأمر أن تبدي الاهتمام بالحملة الحالية للترويج للتطبيق. وفي سبيل الاحتفاء بالتدشين، توزع XOOX نحو 10,000 مجموعة اختبار بول مجانية على مالكي الحسابات على مستوى العالم. توفر مجموعات الاختبار هذه طريقة سهلة لاكتشاف الأمراض من خلال بول الحيوانات، مما يجعلها مثالية للحيوانات الأليفة في المناطق ذات إمكانية الوصول المحدودة للرعاية البيطرية، مما يساعد في الحفاظ على رفاهية حيواناتك الأليفة المحبوبة.

وعلاوة على ذلك، واستنادًا إلى تدشين تطبيق مجموعات تشخيص أمراض الحيوانات الأليفة عن طريق البول باستخدام Medi Cloud، وهي شركة تحليلات جينية عالمية تعتمد على تقنية NGS، سوف تدشن XOOX كذلك تطبيقات تربط بين الحمض النووي للحيوانات الأليفة DNA واختبار تحليل الشخصية MBTI.

يتم التبرع بسنت واحد تلقائيًا إلى مؤسسة XOOX لدى التسجيل. وسوف يتم توجيه هذه المساهمات إلى الحملات على مستوى العالم التي تهدف إلى التأثير إيجابيًا على التشريعات المرتبطة بالحيوانات الأليفة. ومن خلال قيام XOOX بتمكين الحيوانات الأليفة للنهوض بدور محوري في عالمنا، ثمة إيمان قوي بأنه سيسهم بقوة في إيجاد بيئة أكثر دعمًا وملاءمة للحيوانات الأليفة.

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