Teo Choo Guan won the Swedish “World Peace Award”

First Malaysian to receive World Peace Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — WAKi International Group chairman and founder Teo Choo Guan became the first Malaysian to be awarded the World Peace Award 2019.

Teo received the award for his dedication and effort in promoting activities that cultivate harmony and respect among the various religions.

Teo Choo Guan won the Swedish "World Peace Award"

Better known as ‘Pak Teo’, he was one of seven nominees from candidates from 120 different nations. Teo believes in the idea of creating a peaceful and harmonious world through the promotion of multi-religious activities. ‘Living with the spirit of respecting each other by sharing and caring has always been the philosophy of life which I hold onto dearly,’ he said.

‘When it comes to raising the awareness of humanity across the world, we take the initiative by doing social work that are aligned with our vision. The fundamental concept of humanity is to respect each other, regardless of the differences in our background, and always be caring about each other,’ said Teo in his acceptance speech.

‘We must always respect the differences between us. Always share and care for each other despite our differences. With this, we are able to create a world of harmony.’

He has more than 20 years’ experiences in promoting philanthropy, such as building mosques, churches and temples in Southeast Asia and China. He is also very active in general philanthropy works, such as making donations to volunteer organizations or foundations, without any bias towards race or religion.

He explained his philosophy of social work, adding there were three phases of building humanity through social work.

‘The first stage is to understand mutual respect. The second stage is to make clear the truth. Only when you have a thorough understanding, do you take actions. The third point is to keep your mind awake, so you would be able to do social work better even when facing challenges.’

‘Action can be taken only if we have obtained a clear understanding of its purpose and the whole picture of the social work to be carried out. Along the way. there will be challenges and obstacles. Only with clear minds and strong purpose, we can overcome them and move forward,’ he said.

Company: WAKi International Group
Person: SiaoEe Teo
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Country: Malaysia
Web: http://www.waki.asia

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InnovaHealth Partners Invests in Koelis, a Leader in Prostate Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Koelis SAS (“Koelis” or the “Company”) and InnovaHealth Partners, LP (“InnovaHealth”) jointly announced today along with Medevice Partners (“Medevice”) that InnovaHealth has made a growth equity investment in Koelis and acquired a majority interest in the Company.

Koelis is a leadership innovator in the market for image-guided systems for prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Company’s products have regulatory clearances and have been commercialized in the US, Europe, and most Asian markets. The Koelis Trinity™ System offers market-leading features including “fusion” imaging, organ tracking, robotic assistance, and focal therapy. The Koelis system is an important new technology that enables urologists to more accurately diagnose prostate cancer and can offer patients less invasive, non-radical treatment choices. The Company is based in Grenoble, France and Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and has an office in Hong Kong.

Antoine Leroy, Koelis Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very excited to be partnering with InnovaHealth, whose specialization in medical devices will substantially increase the value of our Company. InnovaHealth is the ideal partner to support our Company’s global business growth given their proven track record of value creation within their portfolio. Their strategic relationships, global clinician network and capital will be instrumental in the years ahead.”

Cécile Real, Medevice President & CEO, added, “As both a close operational and financial partner of Koelis since 2012, we share Antoine’s excitement and welcome the InnovaHealth team as we all embark on the next phase of the Company’s growth and value creation.”

Mortimer “Tim” Berkowitz III, InnovaHealth President & CEO, said, “In transforming the way prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated, we see enormous potential to bring Koelis’ differentiated technology to scale in a $2.5 billion global market where it addresses significant unmet clinical needs.”  U.S. based InnovaHealth is the leading specialist medical device growth private equity firm.  The InnovaHealth team manages approximately $200 million and has over 100 years of experience investing in the global medical device market.


Koelis: Antoine Leroy, President and CEO
e-mail: leroy@koelis.com

InnovaHealth Partners: Lauren Uzdienski, Research Director
e-mail: lu@innovahp.com

Digital Reasoning Announces Strategic Investment from SC Ventures Accelerating Global Expansion of AI Solutions for Communications Surveillance in New Geographies

Extended Series D-1 funding will enable the AI company to continue momentum in financial services and drive innovation in rapidly growing international markets

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Digital Reasoning, a leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) that understands human intentions and behaviors, today announced a strategic investment from SC Ventures, the innovation, ventures and fintech investments unit of Standard Chartered Bank, bringing its Series D-1 funding round total to $40 million. In addition to this investment, Digital Reasoning will partner with Standard Chartered Bank to expand its financial services product offerings in Communications Surveillance across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and other international markets.

“Digital Reasoning is the leader in communications analytics, identifying and finding key risks and insights from human language and behavior. Doing this requires an increased understanding of diverse languages and contexts across numerous cultures,” said Tim Estes, Founder and President of Digital Reasoning. “Standard Chartered is a leading global bank with a very diverse footprint. Through the partnership, we believe we can accelerate our solutions’ applicability across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Together we will further democratize using AI to understand the languages in markets where these new solutions can be used for good.”

The investment from SC Ventures will enable Digital Reasoning to continue its market leadership position in e-communications and Voice Surveillance for Compliance, as well as expand into other adjacent use cases within financial institutions globally. Additionally, it will support Digital Reasoning’s efforts to broaden its pre-trained model catalog to support growth in financial markets across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Alex Manson, Global Head of SC Ventures, said: “Fighting misconduct and unethical behavior in financial services is a non-negotiable commitment as a bank, a task rendered even more complex by our digitally connected financial system. Digital Reasoning is a leader in Conduct Surveillance and well-positioned to help our industry fulfill that commitment.”

Digital Reasoning’s Series D-1 funding round had a first close last year, led by BNP Paribas with participation from Barclays, Square Capital, Goldman Sachs, Nasdaq, Lemhi Ventures, HCA, and the Partnership Fund for New York City. Macquarie subsequently invested in this funding round, with SC Ventures now being the latest investor to contribute.

Media Contact
Randi Schochet | randi.schochet@digitalreasoning.com | +1 212-402-6113

About Digital Reasoning
Digital Reasoning is a global leader in Artificial Intelligence that understands human intentions and behaviors. Our award-winning AI platform automates key tasks and uncovers transformative insights across vast amounts of human communications for many of the world’s leading financial services and healthcare organizations. For more information go to www.digitalreasoning.com and follow on Twitter at @dreasoning.

About SC Ventures

SC Ventures is Standard Chartered Bank’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures unit. Focused on “rewiring the DNA in banking”, SC Ventures aims to develop an innovation culture and mindset, deepen capabilities and experiment with new business models through an open platform and network of people and partnerships. It runs an eXellerator innovation lab network across Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, London, Nairobi, and San Francisco.
For more information, please visit: http://scventures.io/

The Boiling Crab Announces Second International Licensing Agreement

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Sept. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Boiling Crab®, popular for serving fresh, simply prepared seafood and shellfish in a casual environment, has finalized their second international franchise license agreement. The new agreement is with Full Feeling Global, Inc., based in Manila, and covers Republic of the Philippines (Philippines), a strategically important market.

The Boiling Crab® was founded in 2004 on the premise that everyone should be able to enjoy the unparalleled taste of fresh seafood and the memorable experience of a backyard crab boil shared with friends. According to CEO Dada Ngo, “A bib, some beer, crab legs, and good company is what we are all about.”

With 21 locations across the U.S., including California, Texas, Nevada, Hawaii and Florida, and its first international location opening in late 2019 in Shanghai, China, the expansion into the Philippines adds Southeast Asia to The Boiling Crab®’s growing global portfolio.

“We’re very excited to be expanding to the Philippines, a country that shares the same core values as our concept – the love of shared food with family and good friends, all while eating with your hands. For The Boiling Crab®, this means that we are continuing to introduce our love of fresh seafood with more of the world and inviting more people into our family,” added Ngo.

The Philippines licensing agreement calls for the first restaurant to open in Manila in early 2020, with seven more restaurants scheduled to open across the Philippines by 2024. Full Feeling Global, Inc., is a successful franchise operator with popular fast food concept Jollibees and multiple Dohtonburi locations on their roster. The Dohtonburi restaurants, a Japanese-based franchise specializing okonomiyaki, a savory pancake, are the first franchised locations outside Japan, proving Full Feeling Global’s ability to introduce new dining options to the Philippines market.

Additional licensing deals in other Asia-Pacific countries are currently being negotiated.


The Boiling Crab® is a casual, family-friendly restaurant specializing in Louisiana-style Cajun seafood. The menu features fresh crawfish, shrimp, crab, and other shellfish, plus items like fried catfish, gumbo, Cajun fries, and a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

The first Boiling Crab® opened in 2004 in Garden Grove, CA, and popularized the Louisiana-inspired Cajun seafood boil culture with its signature original flavor, The Whole Shabang®.


Winnie Vu
Phone: 714.554.6181
FAX: 714.489.8115

Sales of 43.4 billion RMB, doubled the net profit to 6.7 billion RMB – SANY Heavy Industry creates the best first half year in history

CHANGSHA, China, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — On August 29, SANY Heavy Industry released the semi-annual report for 2019. According to the report, SANY achieved operation income of 43.386 billion RMB in the first half of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 54.27%; net profit attributable to shareholders was 6.748 billion RMB, a year-on-year increase of 99.14%. It marked the best performance since the establishment of SANY.

SANY Changsha Industry Park

Core competitiveness continues to increase and sales grow strongly

According to the semi-annual report, the sales revenue of excavators is 15.91 billion RMB in the first half of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 42.56%. It is the ninth consecutive year that SANY excavator sales revenue ranks No.1 in the Chinese market.

Concrete machinery realized sales revenue of 12.923 billion RMB, a year-on-year growth of 51.17%, ranking first place in the world and still expanding its advantages. The market share of crane machines increased significantly with sales revenue reaching 8.5 billion RMB, a year-on-year increase of 107.24%.

The sales revenue of pile machinery is 2.964 billion RMB, a year-on-year growth of 36.87%, ranking first in China. Road machinery sales revenue is 1.250 billion RMB, a year-on-year growth of 43.87%. Among road machinery, the market share of pavers ranks first in China.

The best performance in history

Benefiting from the high level of operation, SANY’s profitability has increased significantly. The overall gross profit margin is 32.36%, an increase of 0.72% over the same period of 2018; the net sales margin is 15.99%, 3.49% higher than that of the same period of 2018. The net income attributable to shareholders is 6.748 billion RMB, a year-on-year increase of 99.14%, the highest level in the same period of history.

The cost is effectively controlled, and the period expense rate is 11.8%, a significant drop of 2.63% from the same period in 2018, the lowest level in history.

During the reporting period, SANY’s net cash flow from operation activities is 7.595 billion RMB, a year-on-year increase of 22.1%, and hit the record of history.

Actively promote digital and intelligent transformation

SANY actively devotes to digital and intelligent transformation, especially focus on online management including sales, R&D design, supply chain, manufacturing, and operation. In the first half year, SANY achieved a significant increase in production capacity without adding new equipment. And the per capita output value is at the leading level in the global construction machinery industry.

In addition, SANY tries to create value for customers by linking their equipment on Internet to help them collect data of fuel consumption, operating rate, location and service path in real time. SANY also explores online sales and services to enhance the marketing capabilities and after-sales service efficiency.

Advancing internationalization strategy, overseas market is growing steadily

The international sales revenue reached 7.026 billion RMB in the first half year of 2019, a year-on-year increase of 15.34% with the gross profit margin increasing by 1.2%. The export of SANY machines maintains a relatively fast growth rate, much higher than the global heavy machine industry, and the global market share continues to increase. Sales in most overseas regions such as Indonesia, India, Europe, and United States all achieves rapid growth.

SANY takes the advantage of overseas business layout and seizes the opportunity of “Belt and Road Initiative” to firmly promote its internationalization strategy.

Furthermore, SANY makes positive progress in not only service and market channels, but also the construction of dealership systems and service parts systems in overseas markets.

Significant research and development innovations

By the end of June in 2019, a total of 8,923 patents had been applied for and 7,289 patents have been authorized. Both the number of applications and authorizations for patents rank first in the Chinese industry.

SANY is also dedicated to open R&D such as simulation technology, and has launched a variety of highly competitive and innovative products. Representative new products mainly include:

  1. SY415 Remote Control Excavator: It is the first time in the heavy machine industry that 5G technology is introduced into remote-control excavator. It realized a real-time remote-control of an excavator far away in Luoyang when participating in the “World Mobile Communication Conference” held in Shanghai.
  2. SY155U short-tail hydraulic excavator: It adopts environmentally-friendly engine that meets EPA Tier 4 Final/EU Stage IV emission standard. Besides, it has ultra-small radius of gyration and multi-functional auxiliary pipeline system which is suitable for urban municipal engineering, road maintenance, hillside forest road, etc. Flexible, convenient and multifunctional, it can meet the demands of customers in Europe, United States and other foreign markets.
  3. SAC1300T all-terrain crane: With 7 sections of 73m U-shaped telescopic main arm, it can achieve full coverage of 100 tons. It also has 5 bridge full ground chassis and H-shaped legs to meet the needs of customers for various construction sites.
  4. Unmanned road construction machine group: Independently developed online control system for unmanned tire roller, unmanned double drum roller and unmanned paver. Equipped with mobile unmanned control center, it can realize intelligent construction linkage in different types of equipment and multiple equipment. It’s also the first innovation in the industry.

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Anomali Demonstrates Threat Intelligence Driven Cybersecurity Solutions at MENA Information Security Conference 2019

Company Provides Expert Insights on Panel Discussion About Threat Intelligence

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anomali, a leader in intelligence-driven cybersecurity, today announced it is participating in the MENA Information Security Conference 2019, hosted at the Crowne Plaza, Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention Center.

As part of the company’s continued expansion into the region, Anomali representatives will be available at their booth to demonstrate how customers are using its intelligence-driven solutions to make effective cybersecurity decisions.

Additionally, Anomali Senior Solutions Consultant Andrew de Lange will participate in the panel discussion: Leveraging Threat & Vulnerability Intelligence to Make Cyber Space Safe, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 12:10 PM.

According to a recent report by UAE-based Dark Matter, businesses and government agencies across the region are being hit with an increasing number of cyberattacks. Observed adversaries were primarily targeting organizations with espionage campaigns. In one instance, attackers using Triton malware may have been trying to inflict physical damage on a Saudi oil producer, according to the report.

“In cyber space, the public and private sectors are under constant attack from adversaries backed by nation states and independent hackers looking to earn fast money on the dark web and through ransomware attacks,” said de Lange. “Threat intelligence shows organizations who their adversaries are, when they are being attacked, and helps them to make smart decisions about how to respond. At MENA, Anomali will show organizations how to use threat intelligence to prevent and respond to attacks.”

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Anomali
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/anomali/
Blog: https://www.anomali.com/blog

About Anomali
Anomali is a leader in intelligence-driven cybersecurity. Organizations rely on Anomali to detect threats, understand adversaries, and respond effectively. Our threat-intelligence driven solutions are optimized with machine learning, helping our customers to make smart security decisions. The platform enables organizations to collaborate and share threat information among trusted communities and is the most widely adopted platform for ISACs and leading enterprises worldwide. For more information, visit us at www.anomali.com.

Joe Franscella
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