Inspired Living Comes to the 132nd Canton Fair with Home Decor Innovations

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The 132nd Canton Fair (“the Fair”) gathers leading designers under one roof at the Home Decor & Household Items sections. Global buyers can look forward to the latest in home decor and furniture innovations for inspired and joyful living.

Shanghai Dandou Arts & Crafts showcase its Nordic-inspired minimalist furniture collection, including sofas, dining tables, coffee tables, TV stands, and bookcases, which use recycled raw and wood materials in practical geometric designs for more sustainable and design-focused living.

Dongguan IUIU Household Products brings its new tablecloth products to the Fair, including fancy Embellished Gold, Light Luxury Embroidery, and Nordic Series. Among them, the Light-Luxury PVC tablecloth decorated with embroidered gilding and L-Metallic PVC tablecloth with original prints, won enthusiastic feedback from the market and exceeded expectations.

“In international markets, the most valued is new product design. We have brought products manufactured with diversified technology for the current session of Canton Fair. Compared with similar products, our tablecloths enjoy an advantage of texture, leading industry innovation” said Ms. Li Yunhuan, sales manager of Dongguan IUIU, “We’ve witnessed many changes that took place at the Fair, including exhibition organization, exhibitors and transaction, but one thing remains constant over the years, that is, products with novel design and fashionable styling always rank the top in transaction.”

Beijing TiKi Glassware also presents its latest design and products at the exhibition, including new-shaped glass vases, bright porcelain jade vases, and vases of various colors and materials, each customized according to need. New processing effects have been added to the vases on display, such as splicing color, dark matte color, and white porcelain rubbed with gold.

As consumers around the world focus more on the quality of daily life, artistic home decor with unique design are attracting wide attention. More beautiful designs in household items with creative inspiration are on display at the ongoing 132nd Canton Fair.

China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, was established in the spring of 1957. Held every spring and autumn in Guangzhou, it is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale in China. The Canton Fair is hailed as the barometer or wind vane of China’s foreign trade.

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Hisense Counts Down to 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a Chance to win your share of over a Million rand in prizes

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, a leading global home appliance and consumer electronics brand, has launched a series of prize-winning activities both online and instore with its campaign in South Africa, “The Perfect Match”, to celebrate its global sponsorship for The FIFA World Cup 2022 with its innovative products. 

Hisense will be activationing in selected retail channels with incredible FIFA DEALS as well as offering the consumer a chance to win their share of incredible prizes

How to Win


Purchase any Hisense qualifying product from participating retailers From the Month of October to December 2022 .

Prizes up for Grabs

Makro Exclusive

  • L5 Laser TV
  • U7H TV
  • H780 Fridge
  • 15 x 10 000 Mrewards Voucher

Game Exclusive

  • L5 Laser TV
  • U7H TV
  • H780 Fridge
  • 15 x 10 000 Game Vouchers

All other participating retail stores

  • 2x L5 Laser TV
  • 2xU7H TV
  • 2x H780 Fridge
  • 10x R10 000 Cash in the form of a mastercard

Buy Online

Hisense launched an e-commerce campaign in October to offer customers who shop online a chance to win some fantastic prizes to watch the World Cup in style.

The Prizes

Hisense has arranged “Perfect Match” themed prize to provide a luxury World Cup viewing experience at your house with 20 friends, all catering, beverages and your very own butler included

This is the second year for Hisense to be an official FIFA World Cup sponsor. “We are glad to have this opportunity to showcase our innovative technology achievements. We aim to bring every football lover perfect matches with a great viewing experience in this global sporting festival,” said Patrick, marketing director of Hisense South Africa. “At Hisense, we’re always looking to deliver more value for customers, and we are delighted to announce this fantastic range of promotions, that ensure our customers are getting even more when buying a broad range of Hisense products,” he added.

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Huawei and Partners Explore Conserving Nature with Technology at Huawei Connect 2022 Paris

PARIS, Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The third stop on the global tour for HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 kicked off in Paris this Monday. Themed “Unleash Digital”, the major themes explored by industry leaders, experts, and partners from the ICT and green development sectors included unleashing digital productivity, promoting Europe’s green and digital transition, and building stronger digital ecosystems.

Experts deliver their speeches at HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 in Paris

At the event, Huawei hosted an afternoon session and panel discussion exploring the vital role of technology in supporting nature conservation in Europe, during which it introduced the Tech4Nature – Solutions in Focus publication.

Developed under the Tech4Nature partnership between IUCN and Huawei, Tech4Nature – Solutions in Focus analyzes the best practices of using technology to achieve effective nature conservation outcomes, with the publication detailing 22 projects in 19 countries.

“There is a clear growing momentum and buy-in from the conservation community to use more technology but also to develop and create new ways it can be applied. The appropriate deployment of technology will help ensure more sustained benefits from its application to achieve fair and effective conservation action,” said James Hardcastle, Head of IUCN Protected and Conserved Areas.

At the session, the NGO Rainforest Connection outlined the various Nature Guardian projects it is running in Europe with Huawei and local partners in ocean, wetland, and forest ecosystems.

“Rainforest Connection uses AI and big data analytics powered by Huawei Cloud to monitor biodiversity and protect ecosystems around the world. By harnessing the power of sound, we are able to track thousands of species globally and automatically detect the presence of illegal activities,” said Bourhan Yassin, CEO of Rainforest Connection.

Examples of projects currently running in Europe using acoustics technologies include monitoring dolphins and whales off the Irish south coast and studying the impact of climate change on bird and amphibian life in Austria’s wetlands. Nature Guardian projects in Italy and Greece are focusing on preventing illegal logging, poaching, and other damaging human activities.

Also at the session, the Swiss Porini Foundation introduced the pilot project it is running in Switzerland with partners IUCN and Huawei. The project aims to improve accounting on carbon sinks in protected forest areas. The Porini Foundation has developed a forest carbon sequestration application based on cloud computing, blockchain, and high-precision satellite imagery to boost the transparency and traceability of forest carbon sink transactions and ensure the sustainable management and utilization of forest resources.

The session concluded with a panel discussion covering how digital technology can enable green transformation in Europe, with TECH4ALL partners, academics, and representatives from industry organizations exploring the technological and strategic roadmap for achieving this aim.

Conference attendees could also visit the TECH4ALL exhibition booth onsite to learn more about other TECH4ALL digital inclusion projects running in Europe. These include a world-first project of its type in Norway, which was deployed over 2021 and 2022 to save the nation’s endangered wild Atlantic salmon from extinction. The solution uses camera tech coupled with an AI-powered gate system to identify the invasive Pacific salmon – an aggressive resource competitor and prolific spawner – and filter the invader into a holding tank, delivering an outcome that was previously impossible. Under the education domain of TECH4ALL, the France DigiTruck project was also on display, outlining the free training in digital skills offered to empower communities in need, notably unemployed young people and senior citizens.

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OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Royal Canadian Mint is delighted to be recognized alongside the Central Bank of Barbados for the Barbados $1 Glow-in-the-Dark Flying Fish circulation coin, which was crowned Best New Commemorative or Test Circulating Coin under the International Association of Currency Affairs’ (IACA) 2022  Excellence in Currency Awards. Issued in honour of Bajan front-line workers who helped the nation overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, this pad-printed colour circulation coin was enhanced with the Mint’s proprietary photo-luminescent technology. This application symbolized the light of hope breaking through the shadow of adversity. The IACA award, for the first-ever application of glow-in-the-dark colour on a non-Canadian coin, was officially presented today at the 2022 Coin Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The Barbados $1 Glow-in-the-Dark Flying Fish circulation coin produced by the Royal Canadian Mint

“The Royal Canadian Mint is dedicated to advancing the art and science of coin manufacturing, not just for Canada and Canadians, but also for the benefit of the global currency industry,” said Marie Lemay, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “This recognition by IACA is an important endorsement of our innovation strategy and of our strategic collaborations with key international customers like the Central Bank of Barbados, which show that our technological advances can make a difference for circulation coin users around the world.”

This limited-edition circulation coin was launched virtually on November 28, 2020.  The coin highlights Barbados’ iconic one-dollar circulation coin’s “Flying Fish” design with the Mint’s  glow-in-the-dark painted technology.  In addition to entering general circulation, the coins were also made available in special commemorative credit card-style packaging.

The Excellence in Currency Awards were introduced by IACA in 2007 to promote and recognise excellence in currency issue, production, processing, management and distribution. The Mint is proud to have been recognized through several previous awards:

  • the Best Currency Initiative Implemented in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic (Other Organization) special award for the Recognition Medal honouring Canada’s front-line workers and community difference makers (2021);
  • our tri-metal token technology, under the Best new coin product, feature or distribution innovation category (2019)
  • our Canada 150 commemorative circulation coin program in the Best New Communications Program category (2017)
  • joint recognition with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for New Zealand’s 50-cent Anzac 100th anniversary coloured circulation coin, in the Best New Commemorative or Test Circulating Coin category (2015);
  • our multi-ply plated steel $1 and $2 circulation coins with advanced security features, introduced in 2012, in the Best New Coin Innovation category (2013);
  • our Vancouver 2010 Winter Games commemorative circulation coin program in the Best New Coins Series category (2011); and
  • our 2006 25-cent Pink Ribbon circulation coin in the Best New Coin category (2007).

Video and still photography on this project can be found here .

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 recognized as 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  Follow the Mint on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About IACA

Working hand in hand with the public and private sector, IACA’s goal is to provide an international exchange for consultation and collaboration on matters of interest to stakeholders in the cash payments cycle and to give back to the industry through the benefits provided from our various project work, programs and information resources. Member companies include all stakeholders in the cash payments cycle, including: central banks; currency issuing authorities; ministries of finance; state and commercial printworks; state and commercial mints; cash management companies; currency industry suppliers and cash handling suppliers.

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Alex Shead Appointed as an Independent Director of Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.

DOVER, DE / ACCESSWIRE / October 19, 2022 / Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “Pacific Green”, (OTCQB:PGTK) announces that Alexander Shead has been appointed as an Independent Director, effective October 16th, 2022. Alex previously served as Executive Director for the Company from July 2016 to October 2020.

Alex is Chairman of Lockton Pacific (2012-present), a subsidiary of Lockton Companies, Inc., the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance brokerage firm, ranked 8th largest globally. Alex is also the Responsible Manager with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

In 2008, Alex conceived the award-winning Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Food Ladder, and remains Chairman today. Food Ladder was one of the first NGOs in the world to use environmentally sustainable technologies to create food and economic security for communities affected by poverty. Alex was also the founder of Fair Repairs, a social enterprise which delivers training and employment opportunities to individuals suffering from long term unemployment and disadvantage.

Alex is a British, Australian and Swiss national, educated at Harrow School in England and La Sorbonne University in Paris, France. In 1993, Alex co-founded Stuart Alexander, leading the company to become one of the UK’s largest insurance and risk management advisory businesses, ultimately selling to AXA, UK.

In 2004, Alex relocated to Australia where he was a shareholder and director of Milne Alexander, a boutique insurance broking and advisory firm. From 2008 to 2014, Alex was the Executive Chairman of the Mecon Winsure Insurance Group, one of Australia’s leading insurance and underwriting agencies, acting as a Coverholder for Lloyd’s of London and local Australian insurers. Mecon Winsure Insurance Group was sold to ASX-listed Steadfast Group Ltd. in 2014.

Alex’s track record of creating shareholder value through Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity has spanned over three decades. Alex has a wide range of entrepreneurial experience and an in-depth knowledge of large-scale enterprise acquisition and operational integrations, having successfully led over 40 business transactions.

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.:

Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. is focused on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. The Company offers BESS, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions to complement its marine environmental technologies and emissions control divisions.

For more information, visit Pacific Green’s website:

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this news release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, any potential business developments and future interest in the Company’s battery, solar and emissions control technologies.

Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, general economic and political conditions, and the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this news release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Scott Poulter, Chairman & CEO
Pacific Green Technologies
T: +1 (302) 601-4659

SOURCE: Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.


Quantexa Has Been Positioned by Chartis as a Category Leader in the KYC Solutions 2022 Market Quadrant Update and Vendor Landscape

Quantexa’s KYC Solution, part of its industry leading Decision Intelligence Platform, recognized for completeness of offering, risk scoring, customer profile enrichment, and customer onboarding

LONDON, Oct. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Quantexa, a global data and analytics software company pioneering Contextual Decision Intelligence (CDI) and helping the world’s leading organizations and government agencies solve some of their toughest data challenges, announced that they have been recognized as a category leader in the just released 2022 Chartis KYC Solutions Market Update and Vendor Landscape report. Quantexa is being recognized as a category leader for completeness of their enterprise solution as well as market potential. The Quantexa KYC Solution was rated “best in class” for KYC risk scoring and customer profile enrichment with additional data and received an advanced ranking for customer onboarding and reporting, and dashboarding.

The Chartis KYC report is focused on the macro themes of cost saving and efficiency. Currently, KYC processes can be manual, error-prone and result in a poor experience throughout the customer lifecycle. Quantexa’s Decision Intelligence Platform transforms the approach to KYC by adding context and clarity from onboarding to exit, dynamically monitoring, and assessing customer risk and opportunity, and shifting away from manual periodic reviews to an automated, proactive process.

The platform connects internal and external data to create a single, enriched, holistic view of a customer and its control, and uncovers hidden connections between customers, counterparties and their behaviors which are often impossible to see in isolation. Along with automation and the use of AI to achieve efficiencies, the solution facilitates a continuous and informed understanding of customers for better, faster decision making throughout the customer acceptance, identification, activity monitoring, and risk management processes.

Quantexa’s positioning in the report is reflective of their customers’ proven results and is proof that adopting a contextual and perpetual approach to KYC reduces the time and costs involved for businesses. It also transforms what has become a tick-the-box exercise, back into the true purpose of understanding the risk and exposure brought on by customer activity. By increasing automation and using decision intelligence, businesses stay ahead of the volume and velocity of data related to KYC policies and processes and can free up their teams, so they have more time to concentrate on high-risk customers and value-add tasks.

Quote: Phillip Mackenzie, Senior Research Specialist, Chartis
The Chartis RiskTech Quadrant for KYC does not simply describe one technology solution as the best – rather, we use the most sophisticated ranking methodology to explain which solution would be most suitable for buyers, depending on their implementation strategies. Our research finds that Quantexa’s KYC Solution offers businesses the necessary controls to address the risks involved in using AI in their compliance programs.”

Quote: Dan Higgins, Chief Product Officer, Quantexa

“Quantexa is thrilled to be included in the Chartis KYC Market Quadrant Report, positioned very strongly amongst an esteemed list of enterprise solution providers. Traditional ongoing due diligence and periodic refreshes of KYC continue to drive cost and complexity for businesses. The increasing regulatory, budget and customer pressures demand a new way of thinking. Quantexa’s contextual approach reduces the time and cost of KYC by increasing automation, connecting non-obvious relationships, and leveraging decision intelligence for perpetual monitoring of risk. This translates into more accurate risk identification and management, lower costs, and improved customer experience. We are confident that this approach will continue to provide value to our clients and drive overall market growth for Quantexa.”

Quantexa is a global data and analytics software company pioneering Contextual Decision Intelligence that empowers organizations to make trusted operational decisions by making data meaningful. Using the latest advancements in big data and AI, Quantexa’s platform uncovers hidden risk and new opportunities by providing a contextual, connected view of internal and external data in a single place. It solves major challenges across data management, KYC, customer intelligence, financial crime, risk, fraud, and security, throughout the customer lifecycle.

The Quantexa Decision Intelligence Platform enhances operational performance with over 90% more accuracy and 60 times faster analytical model resolution than traditional approaches. Founded in 2016, Quantexa now has more than 500 employees and thousands of users working with billions of transactions and data points across the world. The company has offices in London, New York, Boston, Washington DC, Brussels, Toronto, Singapore, Melbourne, and Sydney. For more information, contact Quantexa here or follow us on LinkedIn.


Chartis is a research and advisory firm that provides technology and business advice to the global risk management industry. Chartis provides independent market intelligence regarding market dynamics, regulatory trends, technology trends, best practices, competitive landscapes, market sizes, expenditure priorities, and mergers and acquisitions. Chartis’ RiskTech Quadrant reports are written by experienced analysts with hands-on experience of selecting, developing and implementing risk management systems for a variety of international companies in a range of industries, including banking, insurance, capital markets, energy and the public sector.

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