J&T Express Sets up Its MENA Regional Headquarters in Saudi Arabia and Signs a MoU on the Largest Smart Logistics Park in the Region

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – J&T Express, an international express logistics company, today announced at LEAP that it will set up its MENA regional headquarters in Riyadh, the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and build the largest smart logistics industrial park in the region together with eWTP Arabia Capital and other partners.

Held in Riyadh from February 1-3, 2022, LEAP Summit is a leading global technology event in Saudi Arabia, featuring over 700 emerging technology startups. Jet Lee, Founder and Chairman of the J&T Group, delivered a keynote speech via video at the summit, announcing that J&T Express will set its MENA regional headquarters in Riyadh, the capital city of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and build the largest smart logistics park in the region. He shared that the industrial park will meet the growing logistics demands in the region, serve J&T’s consumers and partners, and enhance delivery service experiences.

Representing the Saudi Arabian government, the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the smart logistics industrial park project with J&T Express and eWTP Arabia Capital. H.E. Eng. Khalid Al-Falih, Minister of Investment of Saudi Arabia, H.E. Eng. Abdullah Alswaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of Saudi Arabia, His Excellency the President of GACA, Mr. Abdulaziz Al-Duailej, and the Chairman of Saudi Federation for Cyber Security, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP), Board Member of Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Mr. Faisal Alkhamisi, attended and witnessed the signing ceremony.

With the signing of the project, J&T Express is committed to cultivate professional talents, invest in advanced technology and equipment, and build the largest smart logistics industrial park in the MENA in the next ten years, making Saudi Arabia a global hub and strategic operation center for the entire regional market. The logistics park will include world-class sorting centers, auto warehousing systems, air cargo terminals, e-commerce industrial parks and modern industrial parks. It will provide the most advanced tech-driven services to its ecosystem partners in the near future and foster robust growth in the local retail and manufacturing sectors with the goal of making Saudi Arabia a pivotal gateway that bridges Asia, Europe, and Africa and helping Saudi Arabia achieve Vision 2030. This initiative is also greatly supported by the MENA venture capital eWTP Arabia Capital and other partners.

eWTP Arabia Capital’s Managing Partner Jerry Li commented at the event, “It’s a great pleasure for eWTP Arabia to participate in this project as a partner to further support J&T Express’ operations in the MENA region and fuel its global network development. Together with J&T Express, we are confident to support more tech-driven innovative companies, supply chains and brands in China, who are looking to win over the global market.”

In January this year, J&T Express launched its business in both the Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) markets. With its national self-owned distribution networks and localised warehousing systems, the company has successfully achieved full coverage in both countries.

Since its establishment in 2015, J&T Express has always adhered to a global mindset. With its unique operation model and active market expansion, it has rapidly built its own delivery network in 10 countries across the pan-Asia Pacific region to meet the growing demand of users for cross-border services. J&T Express will continue exploring opportunities in emerging markets as part of its global strategy to connect the world with greater efficiency and bring logistic benefits to all.

About J&T Express

Founded in August 2015, J&T Express is a rapidly-growing international delivery company, with its core business in express services and cross-border logistics. J&T Express is committed to continuously creating integrated quality experiences for its customers globally. J&T Express’ network spans ten countries including China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Cambodia, Singapore, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and serves over 2 billion people.

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  • Sesami acquires Dallas-based Tidel and Sweden-based Gunnebo Group’s cash management business, laying the foundation for its software suite, intelligent device offering and global capabilities
  • Sesami, which will operate as an independent entity of GardaWorld, brings together industry leading cash management and cash automation business activities with over C$1.3 billion in revenues

MONTREAL AND DALLAS, Feb. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Garda World Security Corporation (“GardaWorld” or the “Company”), one of the largest security companies in the world, is pleased to announce the creation of Sesami Cash Management Technologies (“Sesami”), an innovative cash ecosystem performance and technology company. Sesami will operate as an independent entity of GardaWorld and will be led by Stéphane Gonthier, who joined GardaWorld in 2016 as CEO of its cash services business.

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With global capabilities, Sesami is an open, integrated and sophisticated business intelligence platform offering customizable services including software, intelligent devices and managed services for end-to-end cash ecosystems and cash automation operations.

GardaWorld is also pleased to announce Sesami’s acquisition of Dallas-based Tidel, a leading North American provider of cash automation solutions, and the signature of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Sweden-based Gunnebo Group’s cash management business, comprising automated cash processing solutions, software and related services, with a leading market position in EMEA, LATAM and APAC for a combined consideration of approximately C$900M. With the integration of these two best-in-breed cash management and cash automation service providers, Sesami’s platform will be powered by cutting-edge software and an unrivalled portfolio of intelligent devices with the capability to serve clients globally. Darren Taylor, CEO of Tidel, will lead Sesami’s intelligent devices business and Christian Weisser, President of Gunnebo Cash Management, will lead Sesami’s managed services business.

“The cash services industry is rapidly evolving and Sesami is poised to revolutionize it with a new, unique and tech-enabled service delivery model which is open, integrated, comprehensive and customizable. Only Sesami can offer clients a holistic view of the performance and management of the entire cash ecosystems, and this is a game changer for both clients, and the industry,” said Stephan Crétier, Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of GardaWorld.

Sesami website screenshots“Sesami’s open architecture approach will both simplify and optimize the outsourcing of end-to-end cash ecosystem management through a single-partner platform, committed to only bringing in the best-in-breed,” said Stéphane Gonthier, Chief Executive Officer of Sesami. “We are extremely pleased to begin this journey with Tidel and Gunnebo’s cash management business, two industry leaders and trusted partners in the market. Together, they form the foundation of Sesami’s cash optimization platform, which will be powered by the best performing software on the market and able to offer advanced cash management solutions globally.”


Tidel and Gunnebo cash management will be joining Sesami, bringing with them a team of over 300 software, cash automation and product specialists and a comprehensive portfolio of cash automation solutions, including smart safes and cash recyclers all of which optimize the full cash ecosystem of financial institutions and consumer businesses.

“Tidel is proud and excited to play a foundational role in the creation of Sesami, which will be uniquely positioned to provide clients with access to a full suite of highly innovative cash ecosystem management services,” said Darren Taylor, CEO of Tidel and Global Head of Sesami’s Intelligent Devices business. “As Tidel embarks on this new chapter, we are committed to ensuring continuity for our clients by providing the same level of service and excellence for which we are best known. We will also continue to work closely with our existing cash industry partners, in line with Sesami’s partnership approach to managed services.”

“We are thrilled to join forces with other best-in-breed cash management providers and to have Gunnebo Cash Management’s suite of highly-powerful technology solutions be at the core of a new player on the scene set to transform the industry. We look forward to bringing our unique expertise, solutions and global reach to Sesami’s clients while continuing to serve existing clients,” said Christian Weisser, President of Gunnebo Cash Management and Global Head of Sesami’s Managed Services business.


As the cash industry evolves, there is a growing need to engage in a global revolution to integrate and completely digitalize operations and Sesami was created to address this market opportunity head-on. As an agile, one-stop-shop for consumer businesses and financial institutions looking to optimize and outsource their cash management activities, Sesami offers a trustworthy integrated solution to customers for cash ecosystem management.

In addition to providing real-time connection to its customers’ cash ecosystems, Sesami integrates the full spectrum of cash management products and services. These include advisory, business intelligence and analytics; a comprehensive and customizable software suite for tracking, forecasting and data aggregation; managed product maintenance, cash-in-transit and processing services delivered by best-in-class third-party cash operators wherever our clients operate; and a vast array of leading intelligent cash automation and security device options, including Tidel and Gunnebo Cash Management solutions.

For more information visit www.sesami.io

About GardaWorld

GardaWorld is a global champion in security services, integrated risk management and cash solutions, employing more than 120,000 highly skilled and dedicated professionals. Driven by a relentless entrepreneurial culture and core values of integrity, vigilance, trust and respect, we offer sophisticated and tailored security and technology solutions through high-touch partnerships and consistently superior service delivery. With a deep understanding that security is critical to conducting business and keeping communities safe. GardaWorld is committed to impeccable governance, professional care, and the well-being of everyone. Thanks to a well-earned reputation, we are proud to be the long-standing security partner of choice to some of the most prominent brands, Fortune 500 corporations and governments.  For more information, visit https://www.garda.com/.

Media Contact, GardaWorld Media Relations Team, media@garda.com, +1 514-845-8763

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JES3plus Training Now Available Through Interskill Learning Mainframe Course Catalog

IBM Mainframe Specialist — JES3plus Experienced 1.1 — Interskill — IBM Digital Credential

IBM Authorized Digital Credential earned on completion of JES3plus course

IBM Authorized Digital Badge Awarded on Completion of JES3plus Training

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Interskill Learning, a leading independent supplier of online mainframe training, and Phoenix Software International, Inc., today announced the release of a JES3plus course curriculum. JES3plus, developed by Phoenix Software International, Inc., is a derivative work based on z/OS® JES3, and offers a path forward for organizations wishing to remain on JES3 technology in lieu of a costly and potentially risky JES2 conversion. z/OS 2.5, the latest release of the operating system, is the last to include JES3. Upon completion of the course, students will earn an IBM Authorized Digital Badge — JES3plus Experienced 1.1.

JES3plus customers and JES3 organizations planning their migration to JES3plus will benefit from access to training for existing staff and new hires. The Interskill course designers worked closely with the JES3plus development team at Phoenix Software to provide detailed online, on-demand JES3plus training for mainframe personnel. The course is appropriate for application programmers, system programmers, and system operators.

The JES3plus training curriculum consists of five modules:

  • Introduction to JES3plus
  • Working with JES3plus
  • Monitoring the JES3plus Environment
  • Defining the JES3plus Environment
  • Application Interaction with JES3plus

Detailed information about the JES3plus course and each module is available on the Phoenix Software website.

IBM offers an official IBM Authorized Digital Credential which is earned on completion of the five JES3plus modules. The IBM Digital Badge Program offers a recognized, respected and valued benchmark for Z mainframe knowledge and skills in the global mainframe computing industry.

Ed Jaffe, Chief Technology Officer at Phoenix Software International, said, “Our JES3plus team really enjoyed partnering with Interskill. In doing so, we learned first-hand why they’re considered the de facto source for mainframe training globally. Interskill’s talented course developers did a great job of tapping our decades of JES3 knowledge to create an e-learning curriculum that serves as a solid foundation for mainframers working in JES3plus shops.”

Darren Surch, COO of Interskill Learning, said, “JES3 is critical to many mainframe organizations and this collaboration with Phoenix Software lets us harness their team’s remarkable depth and breadth of knowledge to provide quality, insightful, on-demand training on the important JES3plus product. We are excited to include this exceptional course in Interskill’s extensive online mainframe training curriculum.”

About Interskill Learning

Interskill Learning (https://www.interskill.com) is a leading provider of IBM Z mainframe training. The company develops, delivers and supports the broad array of modern Z mainframe workforce training components that deliver year-round, global, broad-spectrum mainframe training to mainframe personnel.

About Phoenix Software International

Phoenix Software International, Inc., (https://www.phoenixsoftware.com/) is a systems software development company providing advanced software applications to enterprises around the globe. The company offers a wide range of solutions to modern business challenges.

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Treinamento JES3plus agora disponível através do Catálogo do Curso Mainframe da Interskill Learning

Especialista de Mainframe IBM — JES3plus Experienced 1.1 — Interskill — IBM Digital Credential

Credencial Digital Autorizada da IBM obtida após a conclusão do curso JES3plus

Emblema digital autorizado da IBM concedido na conclusão do treinamento JES3plus

EL SEGUNDO, Califórnia, Feb. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Interskill Learning, fornecedora independente líder de treinamento de mainframe online, e a Phoenix Software International, Inc., anunciaram hoje o lançamento de um currículo do curso JES3plus. O JES3plus, desenvolvido pela Phoenix Software International, Inc., é um trabalho com base no z/OS® JES3 que oferece um caminho a seguir para empresas que desejam permanecer na tecnologia JES3 em vez de fazer uma conversão dispendiosa e potencialmente arriscada de JES2. z/OS 2.5, a última versão do sistema operacional, é a mais recente a incluir JES3. Após a conclusão do curso, os alunos receberão um Emblema Digital Autorizado da IBM — JES3plus Experienced 1.1.

Os clientes JES3plus e empresas JES3 que planejam sua migração para JES3 plus se beneficiarão do acesso ao treinamento para funcionários existentes e novas contratações. Os designers do curso da Interskill trabalharam em estreita colaboração com a equipe de desenvolvimento de JES3plus da Phoenix Software para fornecer treinamento detalhado online e sob demanda de JES3plus para o pessoal do mainframe. O curso é apropriado para programadores de aplicativos, programadores de sistema e operadores de sistema.

O currículo de formação de JES3plus é composto por cinco módulos:

  • Introdução ao JES3plus
  • Trabalho com o JES3plus
  • Monitoramento do ambiente JES3 plus
  • Definição do ambiente JES3plus
  • Interação do aplicativo com o JES3plus

Informações detalhadas sobre o curso JES3plus e cada módulo estão disponíveis no site Phoenix Software.

A IBM oferece uma Credencial Digital Autorizada da IBM oficial que é obtida após a conclusão dos cinco módulos JES3plus. O IBM Digital Badge Program oferece uma referência reconhecida, respeitada e valorizada para conhecimento e habilidades de mainframe Z na indústria global de computação de mainframe.

Ed Jaffe, Diretor de Tecnologia da Phoenix Software International, disse: “Nossa equipe JES3plus realmente gostou da parceria com a Interskill. Com a nossa parceria, aprendemos em primeira mão porque eles são considerados a verdadeira fonte de treinamento de mainframe em todo o mundo. Os talentosos desenvolvedores de cursos da Interskill fizeram um ótimo trabalho aproveitando nossas décadas de conhecimento em JES3 para criar um currículo de e-learning que seja uma base sólida para os mainframers que trabalham em oficinas JES3plus.”

Darren Surch, COO da Interskill Learning, disse: “A JES3 é fundamental para muitas empresas de mainframe e essa colaboração com a Phoenix Software nos permite aproveitar a notável profundidade e amplitude de conhecimento da sua equipe para fornecer treinamento de qualidade, perspicaz e sob demanda do importante produto JES3plus. Estamos entusiasmados em incluir este curso excepcional no vasto currículo de treinamento de mainframe online da Interskill.”

Sobre a Interskill Learning

A Interskill Learning (https://www.interskill.com) é provedora líder de treinamento de mainframe IBM Z. A empresa desenvolve, fornece e apoia a ampla gama de componentes modernos de treinamento de força de trabalho de mainframe Z, e oferece treinamento de mainframe global de amplo espectro durante todo o ano para o pessoal de mainframe.

Sobre a Phoenix Software International

A Phoenix Software International, Inc., (https://www.phoenixsoftware.com/) é uma empresa de desenvolvimento de software de sistemas que fornece aplicativos de software avançados para empresas em todo o mundo. A empresa oferece uma ampla gama de soluções para atender os desafios das empresas modernas.

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La formation à JES3plus est désormais disponible via le catalogue de cours mainframe Interskill Learning

Spécialiste mainframe IBM — JES3plus Experienced 1.1 — Interskill — Certification numérique IBM

Certification numérique agréée IBM acquise à la fin du cours sur JES3plus

Badge numérique agréé IBM décerné à la fin de la formation sur JES3plus

EL SEGUNDO, Californie, 01 févr. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Interskill Learning, un fournisseur indépendant de premier plan de formation mainframe en ligne, et Phoenix Software International, Inc. ont annoncé aujourd’hui la sortie d’un programme de cours sur JES3plus. JES3plus, développé par Phoenix Software International, Inc., est un produit dérivé basé sur z/OS® JES3, offrant une voie à suivre aux organisations souhaitant conserver la technologie JES3 au lieu de tenter une conversion coûteuse et potentiellement risquée à JES2. z/OS 2.5, la dernière version du système d’exploitation, est la plus récente à inclure JES3. Une fois le cours terminé, les étudiants recevront un Badge numérique agréé IBM — JES3plus  Experienced 1.1.

Les clients de JES3plus et les organisations JES3 planifiant leur migration vers JES3plus bénéficieront d’un accès à la formation pour le personnel existant et les nouvelles recrues. Les concepteurs des cours Interskill ont travaillé en étroite collaboration avec l’équipe de développement de JES3plus de Phoenix Software en vue de fournir une formation approfondie en ligne et à la demande sur JES3plus au personnel mainframe. Le cours s’adresse aux programmeurs d’applications, aux programmeurs de systèmes et aux opérateurs de systèmes.

Le programme de formation JES3plus comprend cinq modules :

  • Présentation de JES3plus
  • Travail avec JES3plus
  • Surveillance de l’environnement JES3plus
  • Définition de l’environnement JES3plus
  • Interaction des applications avec JES3plus

Des informations détaillées sur le cours JES3plus et sur chaque module sont disponibles sur le site Web de Phoenix Software.

IBM offre un certificat numérique officiel agréé IBM qui est remis à l’issue des cinq modules JES3plus. Le programme de badges numériques IBM offre une référence reconnue, respectée et appréciée pour les connaissances et la maîtrise du système mainframe Z au sein de l’industrie mondiale de l’informatique mainframe.

Ed Jaffe, directeur technologique de Phoenix Software International, a déclaré : « Notre équipe JES3plus a beaucoup apprécié son partenariat avec Interskill. Grâce à lui, nous avons appris directement pourquoi ils étaient considérés comme la source de facto de la formation mainframe à l’échelle mondiale. Les concepteurs de cours talentueux d’Interskill ont fait un excellent travail en tirant parti de nos décennies de connaissances sur JES3 pour créer un programme d’apprentissage en ligne qui sert de base solide pour les spécialistes mainframe travaillant dans les boutiques JES3plus .»

Darren Surch, directeur de l’exploitation d’Interskill Learning, a affirmé : « JES3 est essentiel pour de nombreuses organisations mainframe et cette collaboration avec Phoenix Software nous permet de tirer parti de la profondeur et de l’étendue remarquables des connaissances de son équipe pour fournir une formation de qualité, pertinente et à la demande sur l’important produit JES3plus. Nous sommes ravis d’inclure ce cours exceptionnel dans le vaste programme de formation mainframe en ligne d’Interskill. »

À propos d’Interskill Learning

Interskill Learning (https://www.interskill.com) est un fournisseur de premier plan de formations au système mainframe Z d’IBM. La société développe, fournit et prend en charge le large éventail de composants modernes de formation de la main-d’œuvre mainframe Z qui offrent une formation mainframe à large spectre, mondiale et tout au long de l’année au personnel mainframe.

À propos de Phoenix Software International

Phoenix Software International, Inc. (https://www.phoenixsoftware.com) est une société de développement de logiciels de systèmes fournissant des applications logicielles avancées aux entreprises du monde entier. La société propose une large gamme de solutions aux défis professionnels modernes.

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OTTAWA, ON, Feb. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stories of great achievement often find their way on Royal Canadian Mint coins and to mark the 175th anniversary of the birth of famed inventor Alexander Graham Bell, the Mint is dedicating its 2022 Proof Silver Dollar to his legacy of innovation and life-long commitment to science.  Born in Scotland, Bell settled with his family in Brantford, Ontario, where he developed a passion for problem-solving at an early age, which sparked his interest in science.  After inventing the telephone in 1876, he later built an estate near Baddeck on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It is there that he collaborated on more innovations, such as the Silver Dart, Canada’s first powered airplane, and futuristic hydrofoil marine craft that blazed the waters of Bras D’Or Lake.

The Royal Canadian Mint's 2022 Proof Silver Dollar marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of famed inventor Alexander Graham Bell

This year’s Proof Silver Dollar features a word-art profile of Bell speaking into his breakthrough invention that forever changed global communications.  The creative assortment of words that describe aspects of his personal life and character, as well as his many innovations create a revealing portrait of one of the world’s greatest inventors.  This exceptional coin, along with the 2022 Fine Silver Proof Set featuring the same artistic rendition of Bell, can be ordered from the Mint as of today.

Other collector products launching today include:

  • The 2021 $50 Fine Silver Diamond-Shaped Coin – Forevermark Black Label Round Diamond;
  • The 2022 $500 Pure Gold Diamond-Shaped Coin – Forevermark Black Label Round Diamond;
  • The 2022 Specimen Set – Conservation Stories – Swift Fox;
  • The 2022 $50 Fine Silver Coin – Maple Leaves in Motion;
  • The 2022 $20 Fine Silver Coin – 50th Anniversary of the Medal of Bravery;
  • 2022 $5 Fine Silver Coin – Moments to Hold 50th Anniversary of the Medal of Bravery; and
  • The 2022 $8 Pure Gold Coin – Earth Dragon.

Mintages, pricing and full background information on each product can be found on the “Shop” tab of www.mint.ca. Images of the coins are available here.

These products can be ordered by contacting the Mint at 1-800-267‑1871 in Canada, 1-800-268‑6468 in the US, or at www.mint.ca.

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. The Mint is one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.  Follow the Mint on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Alex Reeves, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Telephone: 613-884-6370, reeves@mint.ca

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