All New GS8 Wows Crowd in 6 Middle East Markets

GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In the Middle East, six countries welcome the upgraded second-generation ALL NEW GS8 in the past quarter. With a bold and futuristic design style, surging power and pioneering smart configurations, the new model has already received wide recognition across international markets and will continue to support GAC International’s steady expansion of its brand influence on the global stage.

Massive Applause and Coverage from Celebrity Influencers, Hero Model Enjoys Instant Sales Success

The debut of All New GS8 in Bahrain attracted the attention of nearly 100 media outlets, with the model earning major praise from local newspaper Albilad for its “exceptional product strength”.

Moreover, Saudi vlogger Almuraba, with over 10 million social media followers, expressed the admiration: “We’ve always thought of Chinese cars as simple, but this car has redefined that idea, it really is a ‘beast’ filled with endless luxury.”

In Kuwait, over 200 celebrity influencers gathered to cover the launch story, and all available top-specs of the luxury flagship 7-seater SUV sold out instantly with a further 60 orders placed.

Show-Stopping Introductions Unlock New Journey

Launch of All New GS8 in the UAE also doubled as the opening ceremony of the latest showroom in Abu Dhabi, which featured an exciting test-ride in the famed Yas Marina Circuit, venue of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It was a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the GAC model’s superb capability and market-leading technology.

In Qatar, the new model launch event was held at the Doha Festival Mall located in the city’s top business district, rounding off a color theme “ink seal green”. Loyal customers also received their brand-new cars at a trade-in ceremony, marking the beginning of another exciting journey.

At the showroom in Erbil, Iraq, the All New GS8 made its much-anticipated reveal to the media professionals and customer representatives, and received immediate great praise. The first Iraqi buyers of All New GS8 received keys to their new rides on the same day.

Powerful Strategies Fuel Growth in the Middle East Market

Extensive channel coverage boosted the sales data in the first half of 2022. In addition to the All New GS8, All New GS4 and All New GN6 have both doubled in their respective sales performances. With the launch of its new models, GAC International will reinforce its reputation in the Middle East and beyond.

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TCM Lianhua Qingwen Launched in Liberia

SHIJIAZHUANG, China, Aug. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Last week, the Launching Ceremony of Lianhua Qingwen Capsules in Liberia was held in the Chinese Embassy to Liberia. The Chinese ambassador Ren Yisheng, Liberian Minister of Health Wilhemina Jallah, Defense Minister D. D. Ziankahn, Minister of State without Portfolio Trokon Kpui, senior Liberian and Chinese officials attended the event.

Ren Yisheng said that TCM is an original medical system that has been gradually formed and continuously enriched and developed by the Chinese nation in the thousands of years of production and daily life practice and the struggle against diseases, “More and more countries in the world and more and more people opt for, use and learn Chinese medicine”.

Ren congratulated the official launching of Lianhua Qingwen Capsules in Liberia, and introduced that in recent years, China’s “Belt and Road” initiative has been effectively aligned with Liberia’s “Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development”.

He emphasized that China will continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with Liberia in the fields of medical care and public health, actively explore cooperation in traditional medicine including herbal medicine and acupuncture, and vigorously carry out capacity building such as training, so as to contribute to strengthening Liberia’s response to the epidemic and health challenges, improving the people’s health and well-being.

Jallah expressed her appreciation to China’s long-term support for Liberia in the medical field and extended her congratulations to the launching of Lianhua Qingwen. “Today we are also celebrating the launching of a new medicine in Liberia……I want to say thank you for this official launching of this medicine is coming at a good time, because people are coughing, sneezing all the time and they have something to drink as a medicine to make them feel better”, Jallah said.

Kpui also delivered his congratulations. “I would like, on behalf of His Excellency, George Manneh Weah, the President of the Republic of Liberia, my colleagues here and the people of Liberia, to thank you and with open arms we are welcoming the new capsules to help us mitigate the challenges, the treatment for patients”, he told.

According to information available, Lianhua Qingwen has been approved in nearly 30 countries and regions including Canada, Kuwait, Thailand, and 8 African countries including Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya.

Innodisk Announces AI Strategy with Leading Partners to Empower Intelligent Operations

TAIPEI, Aug. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Innodisk, a global leader in industrial storage and embedded peripherals has officially announced Innodisk Group’s new development strategy focusing on the AI market, and also launched the “Innodisk AI” Solution at a press conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Innodisk has amassed more than 1,000 successful cases worldwide since the business expand to AIoT in 2017. In the coming years Innodisk will continue to extend its ecosystem alliance, and expand its focus on AI development with subsidiaries, as well as its partners Intel, NVIDIA, Microsoft and ASUS IoT.

Innodisk formed alliances with international manufacturers such as ASUS IoT, Microsoft, Intel, and NVIDIA to expand technical collaboration, integrate various heterogeneous platforms and AI computing technologies, and create a new Innodisk AI Solution.

According to market research, the global AI market is anticipated to reach US$500 billion by 2023, and the demand for AI computing power is anticipated to increase by ten times before 2025. As AI gradually develops into a crucial infrastructure for growth and decision-making, it will become a major focus of future global technology development.

Innodisk is now aggressively expanding into the Edge AI market with three core strengths: absolute integration, application insight, and AI empowerment. These strengths will act as the core foundations to push Innodisk forward in the AI field.

Absolute Integration

At the press conference, Innodisk proposed a comprehensive artificial intelligence architecture, combining the data flow from cloud to edge, and integrating software and hardware technologies with heterogeneous platforms to drive industry intelligence innovation.

Application Insight

In recent years, Innodisk has spearheaded over 1,000 smart application projects. The company’s in-depth understanding of global industry trends and end-user application needs is its greatest advantage in facing market challenges.Innodisk Logo

Johnny Wu, Director of Innodisk’s Intelligent Peripheral Application division pointed out, “All AI development derives from the application requirements of the end user. When the application calls for it, it is necessary to collect, store and utilize high-speed and efficient data. Doing so lays out an important foundation for artificial intelligence. Ultimately, the road to further analysing and deducing huge amounts of data to achieve truly intelligent AI applications depends on the support of computing technology.”

AI Empowerment

The foundation of Innodisk’s technologies has always been data. In order to provide a comprehensive technical framework in data collection, transmission, computing, storage, and learning, the company is continuously empowering products with AI. The business has continued to introduce ground-breaking products like InnoAGE, InnoOSR, and InnoBTS.

Now, Innodisk has further formed alliances with international manufacturers such as ASUS IoT, Microsoft, Intel, and NVIDIA to expand technical collaboration, integrate various heterogeneous platforms and AI computing technologies, and create a new Innodisk AI Solution. With innovative AI architecture, integrated remote management, support from third-party software vendors (ISVs), OS operating platforms and Innodisk’s software and hardware solutions, customers are able to integrate AI solutions quickly and effectively.

Innodisk Chairman Randy Chien said “Innodisk AI not only provides more possibilities for future AI applications, but also accelerates the implementation of intelligent applications in vertical markets. We will actively create AI solutions for applications such as smart city, smart retail, industrial intelligent automation and smart medical.”

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Hantec Markets signs sponsorship agreement with Haas F1 Team through 2023 F1 season

STAVELOT, Belgium, Aug. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hantec Markets has announced a new partnership to be the official online trading partner with Haas F1 Team before this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Hantec Markets’ brand logo will adorn the Haas race car on the nose of the car, and include full branding in the Haas team garage. The Hantec logo will also be featured on the uniforms of Haas drivers Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen.

Hantec Markets operates a trading platform for CFDs, including margin trading across forex, bullion, indices, commodities and stocks. The multi-million pound contract runs through the 2023 F1 season.

Haas F1 Team currently holds seventh place in the Constructors’ Championship with 34 points.

Hantec Markets’ brand logo will adorn the Haas race car on the nose of the car, and include full branding in the Haas team garage. The Hantec logo will also be featured on the uniforms of Haas drivers Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen.

Earlier this month, Hantec Markets unveiled a global rebrand campaign that included a new website ( and a renewed growth strategy to direct the next phase of its dynamic development. The Hantec team has introduced the #TimeToStrike hashtag to signify this time of growth at Hantec Markets.

“We’re delighted to welcome Hantec Markets and we look forward to a productive working partnership for the rest of the 2022 F1 season and beyond,” said Guenther Steiner, Haas’ team principal. “Hantec Markets provides innovation for people in emerging economic markets so that they are able to unlock their full financial potential. It’s similar to the type of collaboration that goes on in our garage. We want to provide our drivers with that type of innovation so that they can unlock the fastest car on the track.”

“Hantec Markets and Haas are both global brands that strive for speed and perfection in some of the most competitive environments,” said Nader Nurmohamed, Chief Operating Officer of Hantec Markets. “The integrity, passion and family feel of the Haas F1 Team has been the driving force behind their achievement and future goals. Hantec Markets shares this ethos and has embroidered the same in tailoring our services to our client’s needs. We strive to provide an unrivaled trading experience to our customers, with the same attention to detail and service that Guenther, and Haas brings to each race.”

About Hantec Markets
Hantec Markets offers leveraged trading on global currencies, bullion, equities and commodities, through the multi-asset MT4 and MT5 platforms. The firm’s 32 years of experience and unmatched expertise enables it to provide deep liquidity, bespoke client commission structures, customizable trading conditions and forward-thinking, adaptive innovation in an ever-changing marketplace. Hantec Markets is a subsidiary of the award-winning Hantec Group, and provides services across five different continents in seven jurisdictions. Regulated in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Jordan and Mauritius and winner of the 2021 Global Forex Award for Most Transparent Forex Broker, it is Hantec’s mission to empower financial freedom, be a partner that clients can trust and create unparalleled opportunities to audiences across the world.

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Zimbabwe: DIEM – Data in Emergencies Monitoring brief, round 4 – Results and recommendations August 2022


This Data in Emergencies Monitoring (DIEM-Monitoring) brief shares the results of a fourth-round field assessment conducted between March and May 2022 in Zimbabwe. It presents key findings and recommendations for humanitarian actors to utilize in planning and implementing data-driven programming to sustain farmers’ livelihoods and build their resilience to future shocks – protecting the food security of rural people in Zimbabwe. 

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) established the DIEM-Monitoring System to collect, analyse and disseminate data on shocks and livelihoods in countries prone to multiple shocks. DIEM-Monitoring aims to inform decision-making by providing regularly updated information on how different shocks are affecting the livelihoods and food security of agricultural populations. Information is collected from primary sources in the production process: producers, traders or marketers, input suppliers, extension officers and other key informants.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Flooding in Several Nigerian States and the Triple Response Structure

As many communities continue to reel under floods across the whole federation, President Muhammadu Buhari assures that the situation is under continuous monitoring and the government at the center will keep sending teams to assess the situation with a view to rendering all necessary help.

The President extends heartfelt condolences on behalf of the nation to communities in towns and villages, many of whom have lost dear relatives, suffered extensive damage to property, and endured the destruction of crops and farm lands.

While expressing his concerns over the hardships being faced by people due to this natural calamity, the President noted that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had written to each of the 36 states of the federation through the states’ respective Governors advising on the appropriate action to take in view of the gloomy forecasts of the rains this year.

The structure of the response mechanism on this issue is clear: the government at the center should step in to directly address national-level emergencies and that local government councils and the states are the first responders in all situations.

Calls for the federal government to respond to all outbreaks of natural disaster do not just display an understanding of Nigerian law.

While not a national-level emergency, the ongoing flooding is an emergency nevertheless. Nigerian lives and property are at stake. We call on governors of those states that have swung into action and engaged the necessary gear to continue with their efforts, and those that have not, to immediately face their duties of managing the flooding within their jurisdictions – that is, the job that the President, Governors and council Chairmen have been elected to do.

Each of the three tiers, the local government, the state government and the federal government has a sizeable budget at its disposal, allocated monthly precisely for dealing with these state-level natural emergencies, as well as federal agencies dedicated to doing the same.

It is not clear why some of the state governments in question are not already drawing upon those funds to tackle the current emergency, and the general population is misguidedly calling on the federal government to intervene in all situations. If those moneys are, for whatever reason, no longer available, the affected states and local councils must immediately contact the relevant authorities to explain what has happened with those funds.

Under the prevailing revenue allocation formula, 2.32 percent of derivation funds is set aside for ecology and disaster management.

Of this amount, the 36 states and the FCT get 0.72 percent, the 774 local governments get 0.6 percent, adding to 1.32 percent, leaving a balance of one percent to the government of the federation.

By the law of land, NEMA takes 20 percent of the amount allocated to the Federal Government. The North East Development Commission, NEDC collects 10 percent , the National Agricultural Land Development Authority, NALDA 10 percent, and the National Agency for the Great Green Wall, GGW 0.5 percent, leaving 0.55 of the one percent to the government at the center for ecological protection and disaster management.

The President commends the few states that are up in front, doing a yeoman’s effort averting disasters and managing same where they occur. While he gives the nation assurances that the federal government will continue to work closely with the state governments to provide all possible assistance to overcome this challenge, the President expects at the same time it must be seen as a shared responsibility. The response to emergencies must stand on the three-legged structure.

Flooding, droughts out of season, wild weather patterns are now global experiences due to climate change. No one now denies its detrimental effects in all corners of the planet.

Nigeria’s efforts led by the President have been acclaimed in Africa and globally. Instead of making headline grabbing calls, politicians should take the trouble to find out from the Ministries and state governments what steps are being taken in the face of these challenges.

Source: Government of Nigeria