Unbeatable Superior 4K Display-Toshiba TV M550K

HONG KONGOct. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In television technology’s most advanced era, Toshiba TV’s M550K takes the 4K resolution spotlight for its unique ability to display HD content at its brightest and best. Every pixel counts on this television and at the peak of picture quality, Toshiba TV’s M550K is a stunner in every room it sits. Toshiba TV continues to surpass itself, with its M550 television series recorded an impressive 196% year on year growth of global sales volume.

Whether people are watching their favorite content directly on television or projecting content from smaller devices such as smartphones and laptops on the television, the Toshiba TV M550K is designed to deliver professional-grade ultra-high-definition pictures for a flawless viewing experience. Toshiba TV’s REGZA Audio Power Pro and Dolby Atmos compliment the M550K’s superb display with heart-shaking sound power. With an upscaling bass technology that pulls out the maximum potential in every sound that emanates from the TV, the M550K turns home into a theater of boundless immersive captivation.

Introducing a wider array of bright colour shades, the Wide Colour Gamut technology is another feature inbuilt with Toshiba TV’s M550K. Crafted to reproduce images into a finer and richer display, the Toshiba TV M550K conveys images that are deeper, sharper, and lusher than any conventional LED television on the market. Enjoy movies, games, sports, and other content in superior HD pictures and with breathtaking realness in every scene. This precision weaves into the 4K Brilliance Restoration, another mesmerizing ability of the Toshiba TV M550K.

Every time users turn on the M550K TV to view any content, every picture in every frame that comes to view is analyzed for improved quality. A dynamic, on-the-go feature like the 4K Brilliance Restoration does not only analyze images, it divides each one and restores it to ultra HD brightness, using colours that naturally enhance it before it is displayed to you in real-time.

TV time is more alluring with the consistency of Toshiba TV M550K’s 4K Brilliance Restoration. Say goodbye to dull pictures and blurry screen images with the ultimate craftsman television that refines pictures with high premium restoration at an unbeatable speed.

Transform home entertainment experience with Toshiba TV M550K’s rich display technology and relish the most realistic viewing that pushes beyond conventional LED limits.

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Sinopec Publishes Sustainability Insights Reports, Bringing Focus to Packaging Materials and Degradable plastics

BEIJING, Oct. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/–China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (HKG: 0386, “Sinopec”) has published three sustainability insights reports highlighting the current status of the usage of packaging materials and degradable plastics in the country, in relation to China’s sustainable development goals.

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The three reports – the “2021-2030 Research Report on the Carbon Emission Reduction Potential in the Green Packaging of China’s Express Delivery Industry”“2021 Study on the Environmental Impact and Recycling of Plastic Takeout Packaging in the Catering Industry”, and “Research Report on Environmental Impact Assessment and Policy Support of Degradable Plastics”, were conducted in collaboration with various leading research institutes in China, including among others, Tongji University (the reports on green packaging in the express delivery industry and plastic takeout packaging in the catering industry) and the School of Environment, Tsinghua University (the report on degradable plastics).

The first two reports summarize the current status of packaging in the express delivery industry and takeout packaging in the catering industry in China and put forward practical suggestions for carbon reduction:

  • Packaging in the express delivery industry: using recycled plastic packaging will not only help to control the amount of plastic waste, but also reduce the relevant carbon emissions.
  • Takeout packaging in the catering industry: chemical recycling of plastics can effectively reduce resource waste while cutting down the carbon emissions. If all takeout plastics were chemically recycled from 2015 to 2020, the cumulative carbon emissions produced during the disposal would have been only 58.56 percent of the original number, reducing the emissions by more than 40 percent.

Plastic products are the main materials used in takeout and express delivery packaging, and while it is not feasible to replace plastics completely, the research on degradable plastics lays out a clearer path for energy saving and emission reduction.

The degradable plastics report suggests that based on China’s actual processing time for industrial composting and anaerobic fermentation procedures, the assessment indicators on degradable materials should be adjusted to 30 days for the degradation time of industrial composting, and 40 days for the limited degradation time of anaerobic fermentation. It also advises that the replacement of degradable plastics should be promoted initially in the places where the recycling of plastic mulch is difficult or not available.

For more information, please visit Sinopec.

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McKinsey & Company Uses AI-Powered Intelligence to Deliver Customer-Centric Experiences with CustomerOne

CustomerOne extends the power of AI-powered decision-making, using its proven, comprehensive approach to help organizations drive up to 20% revenue growth

NEW YORK and LONDON, Oct. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, marketing and sales teams have to connect with their consumers and buyers in entirely new ways. But disjointed data, complex tech stacks, and siloed work practices can derail those efforts.

That’s why McKinsey & Company is extending the power of CustomerOne’s proven, comprehensive approach. By driving personalization at scale, sales growth, and enabling data-driven pricing, organizations in any industry can achieve 10-20% revenue growth.

Powered by QuantumBlack, AI by McKinsey, CustomerOne uses a Hybrid intelligence approach, combining human understanding with machine and AI intelligence, to reveal customer insights, identify opportunities for growth, and deliver lasting impact at speed. It also delivers agile operating models and builds capabilities to transform critical insights into customer action.

Surface Actionable Insights with End-to-End Growth Transformations
Customer preferences, demands, and dynamics are rapidly shifting. For organizations with siloed functions and complex technology stacks, it is challenging to stay in lock step with their customers. The data boom, as well as the proliferation and convergence of sales channels, makes this challenge even harder. To capture the right moments across every channel, identify new growth horizons, and capture long-term value, these organizations need an end-to-end approach that aligns technology with deep expertise.

CustomerOne seamlessly integrates strategy, technology, AI-powered growth capabilities, and implementation accelerators. It drives top-line growth, creates long-term customer value, and helps marketing and sales teams achieve higher returns by optimizing efficiency and effectiveness across the entire sales funnel.

“We have seen a lot of seismic shifts in the way consumers and buyers are changing,” said Kelsey Robinson, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company. “They have tremendous power. The ability for marketing and sales teams to succeed in this new world hinges on what they do with the incredible amounts of consumer-permissioned data to get closer to the customer, personalize experiences, and create ‘ignite’ moments.”

CustomerOne’s expanded set of domain capabilities includes: 

  • Personalization and Customer Value Management: Drives personalization at scale by integrating unified customer data, machine learning algorithms, and analytics, so marketers can derive the right insights and act on them. Outperforming companies achieve 40% more of their revenue from personalization than their peers.
  • Sales Growth: AI-powered capabilities enable sales teams to win new customers, increase customer retention, and drive loyalty. Companies that do this well drive 10-20% revenue growth.
  • B2B Pricing: Helps organizations analyze complex market dynamics, including customer willingness to pay, customer and product segmentation, and contract performance. CustomerOne uses the outputs to dynamically manage pricing and performance, and achieve above-market improvements. Companies that use data-driven pricing achieve 2-7% return on sales by expanding their margins.

“Successful change extends across the commercial organization. From the strategic decision on where and how to grow, to the insights that inform each customer interaction, most organizations struggle when it comes to putting the right talent, expertise, capabilities, and technology into one comprehensive approach to drive change. The extension of CustomerOne brings our capabilities together as one to drive faster end-to-end transformations for our clients across industries,” said Stuart Schardin, Partner at McKinsey & Company.

“Even in the best of times, growth is not easy. In fact, 25% of companies don’t grow at all,” said Jeff Hart, Partner, McKinsey & Company. “At the core of what we do is to help our clients across industries meet this moment with a proven, technology-enabled approach that makes it easier to consume insights and recommendations, and quickly unlock new growth opportunities. For example, a logistics company using this approach was able to expand its margins by 44%, while a chemical company achieved 2% return on sales in a matter of six weeks.”

To learn more about CustomerOne, click here.

About McKinsey Growth, Marketing & Sales
The mission of the McKinsey Growth, Marketing & Sales Practice is to help leaders of both consumer and business-to-business clients create Growth That Matters through meaningful transformations and marketing-driven profit. The practice helps our clients set their strategic direction, develop their marketing and sales capabilities, and connect their organization to realize the full potential of today’s omnichannel opportunities. Clients benefit from McKinsey’s experience in core areas of marketing, B2B and B2C pricing, customer experience, and sales and channel management.

For further information please contact:

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‫OneConnect تكشف النقاب عن تقنية OneConnect الذكية في الإمارات العربية المتحدة

أبو ظبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 11 أكتوبر/تشرين الأول 2022 / PRNewswire / — كشفت شركة OneConnect Financial Technology Co., Ltd (المشار إليها أسفله بِـ” OneConnect ” أو “الشركة”)،  الشركة الرائدة في تقديم التكنولوجيا كخدمة (“ TaaS”) ، اليوم النقاب عن OneConnect Smart Technology (ME) Limited في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة في سوق أبوظبي العالمي ( ADGM) ، المركز المالي الدولي الرائد في عاصمة دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة.

From left to right: Wai Lum Kwok - Senior Executive Director (Authorisation & Fintech) ADGM, Tan Bin Ru – CEO (Southeast Asia) OneConnect Financial Technology & Vishal Dalal – CEO (North America, Europe & Asia) Pismo

في وقت سابق، أعلنت OneConnect أنها ستساعد في تطوير منصة سوق أبوظبي العالمي ( ADGM ) لتمويل الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة، وهي سوق تمويل رقمي متكامل من شأنه أن يحول مشهد خدمات التمويل للمؤسسات الصغيرة والمتوسطة ( SMEs ) في الإمارات العربية المتحدة. يهدف السوق الذكي إلى تعزيز الشمول المالي وتعزيز الشفافية وتخفيف تكلفة العمليات المالية للشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة وتحسين تجربة العملاء الإجمالية للشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة وشركائها الممولين.

ستكون منصة تمويل الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة في سوق أبوظبي العالمي ( ADGM ) منصة تمويل رقمية مفتوحة وشاملة تعمل على تحسين وصول الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة إلى التمويل. بصفتها سوقًا يربط بين مختلف أصحاب المصلحة الرئيسيين مثل الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة والمقرضين المتعددين ومصادر البيانات من الوكالات الحكومية، ومدعومة بعملية إنشاء قروض قوية تتيح النقل السلس للبيانات، ستتيح المنصة قرارات تمويل أفضل وأسرع وأكثر ملاءمة للمخاطر لصنعه. أصبحت عملية طلب القرض مرنة ومبسطة بأكملها من خلال استخدام الأدوات الرقمية مثل العقود والتوقيعات الإلكترونية.

ترأست السيدة تان بن رو، الرئيسة التنفيذية (جنوب شرق آسيا) لشركة OneConnect Financial Technology ، حفل الافتتاح وقالت: “تعمل تقنية OneConnect الذكية على توسيع بصمتنا في الشرق الأوسط. نحن متحمسون لتقديم خبرتنا في تطوير الحلول المالية الرقمية للشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة داخل دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة وفي النهاية إلى منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا”.

قال ظاهر بن ظاهر المهيري، الرئيس التنفيذي لسلطة التسجيل في سوق أبوظبي العالمي ( ADGM ) : “إن الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة مساهم رئيسي في النمو الاقتصادي وتستحق سوقًا مفتوحًا وشفافًا للمنتجات المالية”.

وأضاف: “من خلال المنصة الجديدة، ستجد الشركات الصغيرة والمتوسطة حلول تمويل أكثر ملاءمة وبأسعار معقولة وفعالة من شأنها تحسين القدرة التنافسية وتنويع الاقتصاد الإماراتي وتحويل المشهد التمويلي في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا.”

في عام 2021، عملت OneConnect مع سوق أبوظبي العالمي ( ADGM ) لإطلاق Digital Lab ، وهو أول منصة واجهة برمجة تطبيقات مفتوحة في الإمارات العربية المتحدة تسمح للمؤسسات المالية ومبتكري التكنولوجيا المالية بالتعاون وبناء الجيل التالي من الخدمات المالية الرقمية.

قالت آني أونج، مسؤولة الإيرادات في OneConnect Financial Technology : “من خلال مبادرتين ناجحتين للتعاون مع سوق أبوظبي العالمي ( ADGM ) ومكتب OneConnect Smart Technology في أبو ظبي، نحن واثقون من المساهمة في التحول الرقمي للقطاع المالي في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا”.

على الرغم من التحديات الناجمة عن جائحة كوفيد-19 العالمي المستمر، نجحت OneConnect في تأمين شراكة جديدة لبناء علاقة قوية مع سوق أبوظبي العالمي ( ADGM ). من خلال مجموعة شاملة من التقنيات، ونموذج عمل فريد من نوعه “مالي + تكنولوجي” ونهج موجه نحو العملاء، ستواصل OneConnect استكشاف الفرص المستقبلية في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا بعد اعتماد منصة متطورة من قبل مركز مالي رائد ومشترك الاختصاص القانوني في المنطقة.

خلال الحدث، قدمت OneConnect مجموعة الحلول المصرفية الرقمية الشاملة OneCosmo ، نتيجة عروض المنتجات المشتركة للشراكة بين OneConnect و Pismo ، وهي منصة معالجة أساسية سحابية أصلية من البرازيل، إلى نظرائهم التجاريين في الإمارات العربية المتحدة.

اعتبارًا من 31 غشت/آب، تم استخدام الحلول التكنولوجية على منصة OneCosmo من قبل أكثر من 50 مليون حساب جديد، حيث تم تسجيل أكثر من 2 مليار معاملة بقيمة إجمالية للمعاملات تتجاوز 109 مليار دولار أمريكي.

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Le salon littéraire « Le Monde lit Beijing »– L’enfants de Beijing tenu en Tunisie

TUNIS,TunisiaOct. 11, 2022/PRNewswire/ — Le 29 septembre 2022, le salon littéraire « Le Monde lit Beijing » (Tunisie) – L’enfants de Beijing, parrainé par la Fédération des Cercles Littéraires et Artistiques de Pékin et organisé conjointement par la China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Co., Ltd. et le Collège de Littérature Lao She, s’est tenu avec succès. Plus de 40 invités chinois et étrangers, dont M. Xing He, auteur de l’écrivain de science-fiction chinois L’enfants de Beijing, et la traductrice de l’édition arabe de L’enfants de Beijing, ont assisté à l’activité. L’activité s’est concentrée sur le contexte et l’histoire de la création de L’enfants de Beijing, montrant le développement de la littérature de science-fiction chinoise et l’histoire et la culture de Pékin aux lecteurs tunisiens, et a également suscité une forte résonance parmi les lecteurs des pays arabes.

L’activité vise à permettre aux lecteurs tunisiens de mieux lire et comprendre Pékin et à ouvrir la porte à d’autres écrivains et œuvres de Pékin. Le Salon littéraire « Le Monde lit Beijing » est une nouvelle activité de marque lancée par la Fédération des Cercles Littéraires et Artistiques de Pékin en 2022 pour promouvoir la « mondialisation » de la littérature chinoise. En invitant les lecteurs locaux, les critiques, les traducteurs, etc. à communiquer avec les écrivains Chinois, les œuvres littéraires chinoises peuvent être diffusées et promues à l’étranger. Au cours de l’année, une série d’activités seront organisées autour de livres chinois tels que Poissons: les étoiles sautant dans la mer en italien, Pays du chat en turc, Les céréales considérées comme la vie en espagnol et Les blés en roumain.

“World Reading Beijing”- Beijing Kid Literature Salon was successfully held in Tunis

TUNIS,Tunisia, Oct. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — On September 29, 2022, the “World Reading Beijing” (Tunisia) – Beijing Kid Literature Salon, sponsored by Beijing Federation of Literary and Art Circles and co-hosted by China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Ltd. and Beijing Lao She Academy of Literature, was successfully held in Tunis. More than 40 Chinese and foreign guests, including Mr. Xing He, a Chinese science fiction writer and the author of Beijing Kid, and the translator of Arabic version of Beijing Kid, attended the salon. The salon focused on the discussion of creation background and story plots of Beijing Kid. This novel also presented to Tunisian readers with the development of Chinese science fiction influenced by Beijing’s history and culture. This aroused strong resonance among Arab readers.

The salon aims to help Tunisian readers with better reading and understanding Beijing, and to open the window for Tunisian readers to know more Beijing writers and works. The “World Reading Beijing” Literature Salon is a new brand activity launched by Beijing Federation of Literary and Art Circles in 2022 to promote the “Going Global” of Chinese literature. By inviting local readers, critics, publishers and translators, the event is to further their communication with Chinese writers. Within year 2022, a series of Literature Salon will be held for the Italian version of Star Fish (written by Zhou Xiaofeng), the Turkish version of Cat City (written by Lao She), the Spanish version of Freaking Food (written by Liu Heng) and the Romanian version of The Wheat (written by Liu Qingbang).