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Sustained Efficacy of Long-Acting Cabotegravir for PrEP Among Cisgender Women – Findings from HPTN 084 Study

DURHAM, N.C., July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Researchers from the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) presented updated results from the HPTN 084 long-acting cabotegravir (CAB) for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) study at the AIDS 2022 conference in Montreal. New findings show reductions in HIV incidence were sustained in the 12 months following trial unblinding (November 5, 2020, through November 5, 2021).

“These results are encouraging as CAB efficacy was sustained during the 12 months following unblinding, confirming a high level of protection against HIV acquisition among study participants assigned female at birth,” said Dr. Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, HPTN 084 protocol chair, director of research at Wits RHI, and research professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

HPTN 084 is an ongoing Phase 3 randomized, controlled trial that previously demonstrated the superiority of ViiV Healthcare’s long-acting cabotegravir compared to daily oral tenofovir/emtricitabine (TDF/FTC) for HIV prevention in individuals assigned female at birth. The blinded portion of the trial was stopped at a planned interim review in November 2020 due to evidence of superior efficacy when compared to daily oral TDF/FTC. Participants were subsequently unblinded and continued their original randomized study regimen pending a protocol amendment to offer open-label CAB.

“HIV infection continues to threaten the health of women worldwide,” said Dr. Myron Cohen, HPTN co-principal investigator, and director of the Institute for Global Health at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. “Empowering women with safe and effective PrEP options is critical to reducing HIV as a global health threat.”

HPTN 084 enrolled 3,223 cisgender women at research sites in Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Twenty-three incident infections (3 CAB, 20 TDF/FTC) were detected in the 12-month unblinded period. Of these, two (1 CAB, 1 TDF/FTC) were determined to have occurred during the blinded phase. Only one of the CAB cases (blinded phase case) had ever received an injection. An additional 83 confirmed pregnancies (43 CAB, 40 TDF/FTC) occurred in the unblinded period. No congenital anomalies were reported.

“The additional pregnancy incidence data highlight the importance of establishing the safety and pharmacology of CAB among pregnant individuals,” said Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, HPTN co-principal investigator, director of ICAP, and professor of epidemiology and medicine at Columbia University in New York.

HPTN 084 was co-funded by NIAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and ViiV Healthcare. Study product was provided by ViiV Healthcare and Gilead Sciences, Inc. Three other NIH institutes also collaborated on HPTN 084: the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

About HPTN

The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network that brings together investigators, ethicists, community members, and other partners to develop and test the safety and efficacy of interventions designed to prevent the acquisition and transmission of HIV. The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, Office of The Director, the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, all part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, co-fund the HPTN. The HPTN has collaborated with more than 85 clinical research sites in 19 countries to evaluate new HIV prevention interventions and strategies in populations with a disproportionate HIV burden. The HPTN research agenda – more than 50 trials ongoing or completed with over 161,000 participants enrolled and evaluated – is focused primarily on discovering new HIV prevention tools and evaluating integrated strategies, including biomedical interventions combined with behavioral risk reduction interventions and structural interventions. For more information, visit

Eric Miller
HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN)

Chargebee Enables Subscription Businesses to Combat Economic Turmoil with 2022 Summer Product Release

New Product Launch Leans Heavily on Customer Retention, Monetization and Streamlining Revenue Operations

San Francisco, Calif., July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chargebee, the leading subscription management platform, today announced its Summer 2022 Product Release. The slate of new products and features is focused on enabling high-performing subscription businesses to monetize their existing customers and fend off the growing threats of a tumultuous economy. These new products help businesses build their cash reserves and maintain their customer base at a time when many businesses – and their customers – are struggling with the realities of inflation and drying up of venture capital, the lingering effects of COVID-19 and a decimated global supply chain.

The centerpiece of Chargebee’s Summer 2022 Product Release is Chargebee Retention, formerly Brightback, which along with Chargebee Receivables (numberz), and RevRec (RevLock), all acquired by Chargebee over the last 18 months, represent Chargebee’s initial foray into becoming a true multi-product company.

Chargebee Retention allows businesses to focus on keeping the customers they already have at a time when both businesses and consumers are being forced to evaluate everything in their portfolios and make difficult decisions. Chargebee Retention enables businesses to customize cancellation experiences with offers geared towards continuing the customer relationship and allows businesses to test out personalized retention-magnet strategies to minimize voluntary churn and strengthen customer lifetime value with an ROI of as much as 800%.

“For subscription businesses, acquiring new customers is at least 2.5 times more expensive than upselling or expanding an existing customer. This factor can be even higher with intelligent automation that decreases customer churn while increasing the chances of expansion,” said Mark Thomason, IDC Research Director responsible for Digital Business Models and Monetization practice. “While these retention capabilities are critical during these tumultuous times, keeping happy customers is always in vogue.”

Chargebee Receivables helps businesses improve their cash flow management processes by automating accounts receivable workflows. Subscription businesses will now be able to efficiently automate their entire accounts receivables workflow and process from purchase to payment. In addition, Chargebee Receivables also lets businesses proactively engage with customers on predicted payment failure to minimize involuntary churn and increase customer retention.

“Customer retention has become an even bigger focus for us over the past year or so,” said Bob Viscount, Vice President at Silhouette U. “The economy has changed a lot, and we’ve been looking for a solution that helps mitigate some of the cancellations we’ve been seeing.  Customers have chosen to cancel due to cost and having an option to deflect some of these cancellations with a tailored offer in the moment has been a huge boost to our business. Chargebee Retention has proven to be a value-add to our business and has allowed us to provide customers with a comprehensive review of what they’d be giving up while also leveraging offers when needed. The results in a very short amount of time have convinced me that this needs to be a critical component to our business moving forward.”

The volatility of today’s market landscape has forced businesses to become adaptable and nimble in ways they hadn’t previously expected, tinkering with package and feature offerings and providing new and different services to customers at different price points.  The new Chargebee Entitlements offers businesses more control over this new path and enables them to upsell to existing customers by showing them value. Chargebee Entitlements enables businesses to “value-test” and experiment with different packaging and pricing options, better control feature launches with roll-outs to small subsets of customers, and go to market faster. Chargebee Entitlements helps go-to-market teams provide feature access to customers beyond their plan on the flip of a switch, which can be used to incentivize plan upgrades and free-to-paid conversions.

“We’ve spent months engaging with our customers, learning the ins and outs of their businesses and working with them to determine what types of tools they want and need to face their current challenges head-on,” said John Pearce, Vice President of Product Management at Chargebee. “In those conversations, the focus almost always homed in on retaining customers, building long-lasting customer relationships and understanding how Chargebee can help businesses monetize their existing customer base. Chargebee Retention, Chargebee Receivables and Chargebee Entitlements are a direct result of our findings and our desire to give our customers exactly what they need to build and scale their businesses, even in these trying times.”

The complete list of features in Chargebee’s Summer 2022 Product Release, which also includes in-app purchase management, multi-entity management, integration with PandaDoc to manage quote-based subscription workflows, a RevRec integration that helps businesses recognize revenue in local currency and avoid challenges that hinder growth, and RevRec’s ASC 606 expense recognition, can be found here:

About Chargebee

Chargebee is the subscription management platform that automates revenue operations of over 4,500 subscription-based businesses from startups to enterprises. The SaaS platform helps subscription businesses across verticals, including SaaS, eCommerce, e-learning, IoT, Publications, and more, manage and grow revenue by automating subscription billing, invoicing, payments, and revenue recognition operations, provides key metrics, reports, and business insights and now offers Chargebee Retention and Chargebee Receivables. Founded in 2011, Chargebee counts businesses, like Okta, Freshworks, Calendly, and amongst its global customer base. Learn more about Chargebee at

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Chargebee and Ctrip celebrate the return of travel by announcing their strategic partnership with Hylink Digital

Hylink offers full-service advertising through its Travel + Travel Retail practice, Hylink Travel, will offer travel brands exclusive opportunities and resources on the and Ctrip platform through our partnership

LOS ANGELES, July 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hylink Digital (Hylink), a 30-year award-winning full-service global agency, was announced as the official strategic partner of and Ctrip for the Americas (North and South America). This marks the first of its kind between an advertising agency and an international online travel agency.

As tourism returns, destination marketers, travel brands and travel marketers can expect not only more value from their existing services, but also better rates and exclusive access to inventory and content creation through this partnership.

“We have always had a deep relationship with Hylink, and this particular partnership is very timely as global travel resumes. We anticipate seeing a full recovery within the global travel center,” says Edison Chen, General Manager of and Ctrip Partnerships.

In this historic year for travel, it is evident that the travel industry is changing, and the future of travel will look like partnerships like this one. “’s business model works across all industries that intersect with travel, be it travel tourism, destination marketing, travel retail, healthcare, education, or travel brands,” says Humphrey Ho, Managing Partner, Americas at Hylink Digital. Group Limited

Hylink Digital

About Group Group Limited, formerly International, is a Chinese multinational online travel company that provides services including accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and corporate trave management. is A NASDAQ listed company since 2003 (NASDAQ: TCOM) with more than 1.4 million hotels in 200 countries and regions and a far-reach flight network of over 2 million flight routes connecting more than 5,000 cities around the world. The agency has built an extensive hotel and flight network that gives customers an array of global options.

About Hylink Digital Solutions
Hylink Digital (Hylink) is a fully integrated independent international advertising and communications agency with more than 20 offices worldwide and an American headquarters both in Los Angeles, California and in New York, New York. Ranked #1 Digital Agency by China Internet (CI) Weekly Magazine for 14 consecutive years in a row between 2008-2021. Hylink has also been a multi-year Effie China award recipient for Most Effective Independent Agency Network of the Year and was identified as a fastest growing agency by Adweek in 2021. Hylink Digital has won 32 awards at the 2021 Interactive Creative & Media Marketing Awards (formerly the Modern Advertising Awards).

Hylink comprises industry-leading units in the following disciplines: digital media, interactive creative, programmatic, SEM, content marketing and investment, EPR/social, research, and insights. Hylink services Fortune Global 500 companies, from both headquarters in China and the U.S., and has supporting offices globally. For more information, visit, or follow Hylink on LinkedIn or Twitter at @hylinkdigital.

Media Contact: Alana Reid

Name: Alana Reid

Email: et Ctrip célèbrent le retour des voyages en annonçant leur partenariat stratégique avec Hylink Digital

Hylink propose un service complet de publicité par le biais de ses activités Travel + Travel Retail, Hylink Travel, et proposera aux marques du secteur du voyage des opportunités et des ressources exclusives sur la plateforme et Ctrip grâce à notre partenariat

LOS ANGELES, 28 juill. 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hylink Digital (Hylink), une agence mondiale de services complets primée dont la création remonte à 30 ans, a été annoncée comme partenaire stratégique officiel de et Ctrip pour l’Amérique du Nord et l’Amérique du Sud. Ce partenariat est le premier en son genre entre une agence de publicité et une agence de voyages en ligne internationale.

Avec le retour du tourisme, les spécialistes du marketing de destination, les marques du secteur du voyage et les spécialistes du marketing de voyage peuvent s’attendre grâce à ce partenariat non seulement à une plus grande valeur de leurs services existants, mais également à de meilleurs tarifs et à un accès exclusif à la création d’inventaires et de contenu.

« Nous avons toujours entretenu une relation étroite avec Hylink, et ce partenariat spécial arrive à point nommé alors que les voyages mondiaux reprennent. Nous prévoyons une reprise complète au sein du centre mondial du voyage », a déclaré Edison Chen, directeur général de et Ctrip Partnerships.

Au cours de cette année historique pour les voyages, il est évident que l’industrie du voyage évolue, et l’avenir du voyage ressemblera à des partenariats comme celui-ci. « Le modèle commercial de fonctionne dans tous les secteurs qui s’entrecroisent avec le voyage, qu’il s’agisse de voyages touristiques, du marketing de destination, du Travel Retail, des soins de santé, de l’éducation ou des marques du secteur du voyage », a déclaré Humphrey Ho, associé directeur des Amériques chez Hylink Digital. Group Limited
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À propos de Group Group Limited, anciennement International, est une société multinationale chinoise de voyage en ligne qui fournit des services comprenant la réservation d’hébergements, la billetterie de transport, les visites groupées et la gestion des voyages d’affaires d’entreprise. est une société cotée au NASDAQ depuis 2003 (NASDAQ : TCOM) avec plus de 1,4 million d’hôtels dans 200 pays et régions et un réseau aérien étendu de plus de 2 millions d’itinéraires de vol reliant plus de 5 000 villes à travers le monde. L’agence a élaboré un vaste réseau hôtelier et aérien, qui propose à ses clients un éventail d’options mondiales.

À propos d’Hylink Digital Solutions
Hylink Digital (Hylink) est une agence internationale indépendante entièrement intégrée de publicité et de communication comptant plus de 20 bureaux dans le monde entier et des sièges sociaux américains à Los Angeles, en Californie et à New York, dans l’état de New York. Agence numérique classée n° 1 par le magazine hebdomadaire China Internet (CI) pendant 14 années consécutives entre 2008 et 2021. Hylink a également reçu pendant plusieurs années le prix Effie China récompensant le Réseau d’agences indépendantes le plus efficace de l’année et a été reconnue comme l’agence à la croissance la plus rapide par Adweek en 2021. Hylink Digital a remporté 32 prix lors des Interactive Creative & Media Marketing Awards 2021 (anciennement les Modern Advertising Awards).

Hylink comprend des unités leaders du secteur dans les disciplines suivantes : médias numériques, création interactive, programmatique, SEM, marketing de contenu et investissement, EPR/social, recherche et informations. Hylink dessert les entreprises Fortune Global 500, depuis leur siège social en Chine et aux États-Unis, et possède des bureaux d’appui dans le monde entier. Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter, ou suivez Hylink sur LinkedIn ou Twitter sur @hylinkdigital.

Contact auprès des médias : Alana Reid

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E-mail : e Ctrip comemoram retorno das viagens com uma parceria estratégica com a Hylink Digital

A Hylink, que oferece publicidade de serviço completo por meio da sua prática de Travel + Travel Retail, a Hylink Travel, passará oferecer às marcas de viagens oportunidades e recursos exclusivos na plataforma e Ctrip com esta parceria

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Hylink Digital (Hylink), uma agência global de serviços completos premiada por 30 anos, foi escolhida a parceira estratégica oficial da e da Ctrip para as Américas (América do Norte e do Sul). Esta é a primeira parceria deste tipo entre uma agência de publicidade e uma agência de viagens online internacional.

Com o retorno do turismo, os profissionais de marketing de destino, marcas de viagens e profissionais de marketing de viagens podem esperar mais lucros com seus serviços, além de tarifas melhores e acesso exclusivo ao estoque e à criação de conteúdo por meio dessa parceria.

“Sempre tivemos um relacionamento profundo com a Hylink, e essa parceria em particular é muito oportuna com o retorno das viagens em todo o mundo. Devemos ter uma recuperação total com as viagens em todo o mundo”, disse Edison Chen, Gerente Geral da e da Ctrip Partnerships.

Neste ano histórico para viagens, é evidente que a indústria de viagens está mudando, e o futuro das viagens contará com parcerias como esta. “O modelo de negócios da funciona em todos os setores relacionados às viagens, seja turismo de viagens, marketing de destino, varejo de viagens, saúde, educação ou marcas de viagens”, disse Humphrey Ho, sócio-gerente da Hylink Digital nas Américas. Group Limited

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Sobre o Group
O Group Limited, anteriormente International, é uma empresa de viagens online multinacional chinesa que fornece serviços, incluindo reservas de estadias, passagens, pacotes de turismo e gestão de viagens corporativas. é uma empresa listada na NASDAQ desde 2003 (NASDAQ: TCOM) com mais de 1,4 milhões de hotéis em 200 países e regiões, e uma rede de voos de longo alcance de mais de 2 milhões de rotas que conectam mais de 5.000 cidades em todo o mundo. A agência estabeleceu uma extensa rede de hotéis e voos que oferece aos clientes diversas opções em todo o mundo.

Sobre a Hylink Digital Solutions
A Hylink Digital (Hylink) é uma agência de publicidade e comunicações internacional independente totalmente integrada, com mais de 20 escritórios em todo o mundo e sedes em Los Angeles, Califórnia e em Nova York nos Estados Unidos. Classificada como Agência Digital no 1 pela Revista Semanal China Internet (CI) durante 14 anos consecutivos entre 2008 e 2021. A Hylink também foi vencedora do prêmio Effie China durante vários anos como a Rede de Agências Independentes Mais Eficazes do Ano e foi identificada como uma agência de crescimento mais rápido pela Adweek em 2021. A Hylink Digital recebeu 32 prêmios no 2021 Interactive Creative & Media Marketing Awards (anteriormente Modern Advertising Awards).

A Hylink consiste em unidades líderes do setor nas seguintes áreas: mídia digital, criatividade interativa, programática, SEM, marketing e investimento de conteúdo, EPR/social, pesquisa e insights. A Hylink atende empresas da Fortune Global 500, tanto na sua sede da China quanto na dos EUA, e tem escritórios de apoio em todo o mundo. Para mais informação, visite, ou siga a Hylink no LinkedIn ou Twitter em @hylinkdigital.

Contato com a Mídia: Alana Reid

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Casio to Release Full-Metal G-SHOCK Watches with Octagonal Bezel

Adding to the popular 2100 line featuring a streamlined, minimalist design

TOKYO, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced today the latest additions to its G-SHOCK shock-resistant watches. These three new GM-B2100 watches, with a full-metal design now adopted for iconic octagonal bezel of the 2100 line.


This new shock-resistant GM-B2100 watches employ stainless steel as the exterior material for the case, band, and bezel, pushing the 2100 line forward in both full-metal construction and sharp design. In order to ensure shock resistance in these metal-clad timepieces, the shock-resistant structure created for the iconic shape of the full-metal GMW-B5000 was adopted for the screw-back case, band, and bezel joints of these watches as well, with buffering components made of fine resin installed between the bezel and case.

The bezel, put through meticulous processes — first forging, then cutting and polishing — are precisely crafted for an intricately shaped face that is eye-catchingly solid and stylish. To accentuate the beauty of the metal, the components are treated with different finishes — the bezel with a circular hairline finish on its top surface, the band with a vertical hairline finish, and the bezel bevel, buttons and case back with a mirror finish. The dial is composed of multiple parts to create depth and dimension, while the inset dial ring at the 9 o’clock position and the index marks are treated with a vapor deposition finish for a watch face with a truly quality look.GM-B2100D, GM-B2100BD and GM-B2100GD

The new watches also deliver practical utility with a Tough Solar charging system that eliminates the need to regularly replace the battery. They are also equipped with Smartphone Link* connectivity via Bluetooth® for accurate timekeeping and easy setting of alarms, countdown timer, world time and other functions from a smartphone app.

* Requires downloading the dedicated CASIO WATCHES app.
Model Color
GM-B2100D Silver
GM-B2100BD Black
GM-B2100GD Rose Gold

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Casio Computer Co., Ltd. is under license.

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Casio s’apprête à lancer ses montres G-SHOCK entièrement métallisées à lunette octogonale

Des nouveautés de la gamme 2100 au design épuré et minimaliste

TOKYO, 28 juillet 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. a annoncé aujourd’hui les nouveautés de sa gamme de montres antichoc G-SHOCK. Ces trois nouvelles montres GM-B2100 adoptent un design entièrement métallisé pour les lunettes octogonales emblématiques de la gamme 2100.


Ces nouvelles montres GM-B2100 antichocs utilisent l’acier inoxydable comme matériau extérieur pour le boîtier, la bande et la lunette, améliorant ainsi la gamme 2100 à la fois en matière de structure métallique et de design soigné. Afin d’assurer la résistance aux chocs de ces montres métallisées, la structure antichoc créée pour la forme emblématique de la GMW-B5000 entièrement métallique a été adoptée pour le fond de boîtier vissé et les joints de lunettes de ces montres, avec des composants tampons en résine fine installés entre la lunette et le boîtier.

La lunette, soumise à des procédés méticuleux — d’abord le forgeage, puis la découpe et le polissage — est précisément conçue pour un cadran solide et élégant aux formes complexes. Pour accentuer la beauté du métal, les composants sont traités avec différentes finitions : la lunette avec une finition à brossage circulaire sur la surface supérieure, la bande avec une finition à brossage vertical et le biseau de la lunette, les boutons et le fond du boîtier avec une finition miroir. Le cadran est composé de plusieurs parties pour créer un effet de profondeur et de dimension, tandis que l’anneau de cadran intégré en position 9 heures et les index sont traités avec un dépôt en phase vapeur pour un cadran de montre à l’aspect vraiment qualitatif.GM-B2100D, GM-B2100BD and GM-B2100GD

Les nouvelles montres offrent également une utilité pratique avec un système de recharge Tough Solar qui évite d’avoir besoin de remplacer régulièrement la batterie. Elles sont également équipées d’une connexion Smartphone Link* via Bluetooth® pour un chronométrage de précision et un réglage facile des alarmes, du compte à rebours, de l’horloge mondiale et d’autres fonctions à partir d’une application smartphone.

* Nécessite le téléchargement de l’application dédiée CASIO WATCHES.
Modèle Couleur
GM-B2100D Argent
GM-B2100BD Noir
GM-B2100GD Or rose

La marque et les logos Bluetooth® sont des marques déposées et sont la propriété de Bluetooth SIG, Inc. et toute utilisation de ces marques par Casio Computer Co., Ltd. est sous licence.

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Casio va lancer la PRO TREK avec des plastiques issus de la biomasse et un écran LCD à double couche

Nouvelles montres pour activités de plein air PRO TREK avec grand cadran de boussole

TOKYO, 28 juillet 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. a annoncé aujourd’hui les trois dernières nouveautés de sa gamme de montres pour activités de plein air PRO TREK. Les nouvelles montres PRG-340 sont toutes dotées d’un écran LCD à double couche qui permet d’afficher la boussole dans un grand format facile à lire.


Les parties extérieures des nouvelles montres pour activités de plein air PRG-340 intègrent des plastiques issus de la biomasse. Les montres utilisent également un écran LCD à double couche pour afficher la boussole dans un format large et facile à lire.

Casio démontre son engagement envers le développement de produits respectueux de l’environnement en fabriquant le boîtier, le fond du boîtier, le bracelet et la lunette rotative avec des plastiques issus de la biomasse*, utilisant des matières premières dérivées de graines de ricin et de maïs. Produits à partir de ressources renouvelables, les plastiques issus de la biomasse devraient favoriser le passage à des économies circulaires et réduire les émissions de CO2. La lunette, qui est plus sujette aux chocs que les autres pièces, est fabriquée dans un plastique de biomasse nouvellement développé, encore plus résistant.

*Les plastiques issus de la biomasse ne sont pas utilisés dans le bracelet métallique de la PGR-340T.

Le système de charge Tough Solar convertit efficacement la lumière des lampes fluorescentes et d’autres sources pour alimenter la montre, éliminant ainsi la nécessité de remplacer régulièrement la pile.PRG-340-1, PRG-340-3 and PRG-340T-7

Les nouvelles montres sont conçues pour être faciles à utiliser lors de la pratique de l’alpinisme, du trekking et d’autres activités de plein air. Elles offrent une grande lisibilité grâce à un écran LCD à double couche. La couche LCD inférieure affiche l’heure et les différentes mesures, tandis que la couche supérieure affiche le cadran bleu de la boussole en grand format. La lunette rotative permet également d’enregistrer facilement les indications de la boussole. Pendant ce temps, les attaches mobiles permettent de poser le boîtier et le bracelet de la montre à plat sur une carte en papier pour permettre aux utilisateurs de vérifier leur position actuelle et de tracer leur itinéraire. Les nouvelles montres permettent de mesurer facilement les relevés de la boussole, la pression barométrique, la température et l’altitude en appuyant sur un bouton.

Modèle Couleur Bracelet
PRG-340-1 Noir Plastiques issus de la biomasse
PRG-340-3 Kaki Plastiques issus de la biomasse
PRG-340T-7 Argenté Alliage de titane
Digital compass, Barometer, Altimeter

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Casio to Release PRO TREK with Biomass Plastics and Dual-Layer LCD

New PRO TREK Outdoor Watches with Large Display of Compass Graphics

TOKYO, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today three new additions to its PRO TREK line of outdoor watches. The new PRG-340 watches all feature a dual-layer LCD that enables compass graphics to be displayed in a large, easy-to read format.

The exterior parts of the new PRG-340 outdoor watches incorporate biomass plastics. The watches also employ a dual-layer LCD to display compass graphics in a large, easy-to-read format.

Casio demonstrates its commitment to environmentally friendly product development by making the case, case back, band, and rotating bezel with biomass plastics,* using raw materials from castor seeds and corn. Produced from renewable resources, biomass plastics are expected to help promote the shift to circular economies and curb CO2 emissions. The bezel, which is more prone to impact than other parts, is made of a newly developed, even stronger biomass plastic.

*Biomass plastics are not used in the metal band of the PGR-340T.

The watches are also equipped with the Tough Solar charging system, which effectively converts light from the sun, fluorescent lamps and other sources to power the watch, eliminating the need to regularly replace the battery.

The new watches are designed for ease of use in mountain climbing, trekking and other outdoor activities, providing high readability with a dual-layer LCD. The bottom LCD layer displays the time and various measurements, while the top layer displays the compass in large blue graphics. The rotating bezel also makes it simple to record compass readings. Meanwhile, the movable lugs enable the watch case and band to be laid flat on a paper map to help users check their current location and chart their course. The new watches provide easy measurements of compass bearing, barometric pressure, temperature, and altitude with the push of a button.

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PRG-340-1 Black Biomass plastics
PRG-340-3 Khaki Biomass plastics
PRG-340T-7 Silver Titanium alloy

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Outreach accueille Nick Bowles au poste de vice-président, ventes et stratégie, région EMEA

Le responsable des ventes B2B expérimenté rejoint Outreach pour aider les entreprises de la région EMEA à combler l’écart d’exécution des ventes

LONDRES, 27 juillet 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Outreach, la plateforme d’exécution des ventes qui aide les entreprises à générer une croissance efficace et prévisible, accueille Nick Bowles au poste de vice-président, ventes et stratégie, région EMEA, sous la direction d’Anna Baird, Chief Revenue Officer. Cette nomination fait suite à l’ouverture récente d’uncentre de données à Dublin, illustrant davantage l’investissement continu de l’entreprise dans la région.

« Outreach est fière d’aider des entreprises à travers l’Europe à combler l’écart d’exécution des ventes pour atteindre leur plein potentiel, et ce n’est que le début, a déclaré Anna Baird, Chief Revenue Officer, Outreach. Nick Bowles est le responsable idéal pour aborder notre prochaine phase de croissance dans la région EMEA et je suis ravie de l’impact qu’il aura sur notre équipe et nos clients. »

« Outreach est une plateforme essentielle qui aide les entreprises à générer une croissance plus efficace et prévisible. J’ai travaillé sur ce point chaque fois que j’ai occupé un poste de responsable, et je suis aujourd’hui impatient d’aider mes collègues responsables du chiffre d’affaires à faire de même, alors qu’Outreach continue d’investir dans la région », a déclaré Nick Bowles, vice-président de la région EMEA, Outreach.

Nick Bowles rejoint Outreach avec plus de 20 ans d’expérience, qu’il a passés à faire croître des entreprises de technologie B2B en les développant sur le marché commercial et en investissant dans de nouveaux marchés géographiques.  Plus récemment, il a occupé le poste de vice-président de la région EMEA chez Quinyx, un leader dans la gestion de main-d’œuvre, où il était responsable des ventes, de la gestion des comptes, du conseil en solutions, du développement commercial et des partenaires pour la région EMEA.  Auparavant, il était vice-président pour les régions EMEA et Asie-Pacifique chez ServiceMax, un leader dans la gestion des services de terrain centrée sur les actifs.

À propos d’Outreach

Outreach  est une plateforme d’exécution des ventes qui aide les entreprises à générer une croissance efficace et prévisible. Nous aidons les entreprises à atteindre leur potentiel de croissance en leur fournissant des flux d’exécution des ventes qui s’appuient sur l’intelligence artificielle et l’apprentissage automatique pour combler les écarts d’exécution tout au long du cycle de vente, de la prospection à la gestion des opérations et aux prévisions. Outreach est la seule société à proposer l’engagement commercial, le renseignement financier et les opérations de recettes sur une même plateforme. Plus de 5 500 entreprises, dont Zoom, Adobe, Okta, DocuSign et SAP, font confiance à Outreach pour optimiser leurs entreprises. Outreach est une société privée basée à Seattle, Washington, qui possède des bureaux dans le monde entier. Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter le site

Gladiators get down to business

Recently-appointed Brave Gladiators coach Paulus Shipanga says he is convinced his players will be ready when they participate at the upcoming Council for Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Senior Women’s tournament scheduled for end of August in South Africa.

Speaking to Nampa at the Namibia Football Association (NFA) technical centre, Shipanga said things were moving smoothly at the moment as players are still reporting for training daily.

“So far so good. Players are still coming in; we are waiting for a couple of them who are still making their way to the camp. We have 33 today and we should have more by Monday,” he said.

The former Black Africa and Blue Waters coach said as a technical team, they are busy working hard on improving the girls’ fitness level.

Shipanga said most players had not really played competitive football while a few are nursing injuries sustained from playing rugby in recent months due to the absence of football.

Shipanga who is assisted by Thuba Sibanda and Alfie Ndyenge said they will play a few friendly matches locally with teams yet to be identified (if they fail to get one, they will play against each other), while they are still waiting for the draw to see whom they will face before organising international friendlies.

The team trains twice daily Monday to Friday while on Saturday they have one session and Sundays are off days for recovery.

Shipanga added that they have brought in a few new players from the junior teams so as to have a look at them before trimming down the team sometime next week.

While the team has been in camp since Monday, the official camp is expected to commence next week, giving a full month to prepare for the tournament.

The 2022 COSAFA Women’s Championship will be its 10th edition, a women’s international football tournament for national teams from southern Africa organised by COSAFA.

Tanzania is the defending champions having defeated Malawi 1-0 in the October 2021 final.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

All set for KBA finals

All is set for the 2022 Khomas Basketball Association (KBA) Cup finals scheduled for UN Plaza in Windhoek on Saturday.

This was confirmed by KBA president Helena Uugwanga on Thursday, who said all preparations are going well.

“We will start with some junior high school games from 10h00 on Saturday. The men’s final will kick off at 13h00, followed by the All-Star Game which will feature Namibian celebrities. After that, we will have a dunking competition where the crowd will participate before we round it off with the women’s final,” Uugwanga said.

She added that there will be extra security for spectators, players and vehicles for the day, while a DJ will keep the crowd entertained in between.

Uugwanga said they decided to take the finals to UN Plaza because the venue is closer to the people and most KBA basketball players learned their trade at the UN Plaza courts.

“We want our fans to enjoy the day, hence we have partnered with Vivo Energy. There will be prizes for the dunking competition. Basketball fans must come in numbers to witness an epic final for no charge,” she said.

In the field of play, University of Namibia (Unam) Rebels will face off with Titans in a battle of the underdogs as both teams have played second fiddle to Unam Wolves over the past few years.

Titans dumped Wolves out of the competition in the semi-finals in a nail-biting 65-64 thriller at the Deutsche Höhere Privatschule (DHPS) courts on 22 July, while the next day Rebels overcame Afro Stars 78-48.

In the women’s section, Unam Phoenix triumphed over TBA Silverswords 85-27 to set up a final match clash with Unam Sparks, who steamrolled over Quality Basketball Club 77-24 in the second semi-final.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Close to 700 die from suicide between 2021 and May 2022

Recent statistics have shown that 679 people in Namibia died as a result of suicide between January 2021 and May 2022, with 650 of those adults and 29 juveniles.

Of that number, 559 are male adults and 91 female adults, while 18 are male juveniles and 11, female juveniles.

These statistics were revealed by Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Esther Muinjangue, at a media briefing for public awareness on suicide prevention/reduction in the capital on Wednesday.

According to the minister, the Omusati Region has the highest recorded suicide incidents at 105, followed by Ohangwena and Khomas with 100 and 80 cases respectively, while the Kunene, Omaheke and Zambezi regions recorded the lowest with 19, 20 and 24 incidents over the same period.

“It is believed that suicide and mental health are a serious global public health issue and are is increasing at an alarming rate. It is among the top 20 leading causes of death worldwide.

Close to 800 000 people die by suicide worldwide every year, which means every 40 seconds someone dies of suicide,” Muinjangue added.

The deputy minister emphasised the importance of creating awareness and education by reducing the stigma around suicide and encouraging well-informed action that will reduce or prevent instances of suicide in communities.

One such intervention is the Khomas Suicide Prevention Taskforce (KSPT), which was established in 2021 by the health ministry alongside the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology and the Khomas Regional Office, among other stakeholders.

KSPT was set up to conduct suicide prevention public awareness and information sharing sessions with aim of reducing suicide attempts in the Khomas Region.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Man dies of stab wounds at Rundu

An 18-year-old man died at Kasote informal settlement in Rundu on Monday after he was reportedly stabbed several times, the police have said.

According to the Namibian Police Force crime investigations coordinator for the Kavango East Region, Deputy Commissioner Bonifatius Kanyetu on Thursday, the incident happened at around 22h00 when the deceased was allegedly stabbed several times with a knife and died later at the Rundu State Hospital.

The deceased has been identified as Augustus Kapanga and his next of kin have been informed.

A suspect was arrested on Thursday in connection with the incident and will appear in the Rundu Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

Kanyetu said it is still not known what led to the incident and police investigations into the matter continue.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Otjozondjupa public servants turn up in hundreds at polling stations

Hundreds of government employees in the Otjozondjupa Region on Thursday were observed queueing up at polling stations where the voting process for or against a strike has commenced.

The regional chairperson of the voting exercise, Job Nambili in an interview with Nampa on Thursday said the actual voting started at 08h00 on Thursday and will end at 17h00.

He said about 200 Government workers in Otjiwarongo alone had cast their votes by 10h00, noting that the region has nine polling stations, of which six are fixed and three are mobile.

“All voting processes are going well, smooth and quick as we have planned,” he said.

Nambili, who is the Otjozondjupa regional chairperson for the Namibia National Teachers Union (Nantu) said he is impressed to see huge numbers of government employees turning up at the polling stations in the region.

He said even though the attendance of teachers is dominant at most polling stations in Otjozondjupa due to the two-day break given to them, all Government workers should exercise their democratic right by voting on the strike.

He said the two-day voting process is done using ballot papers, and an identity document or passport is required for verification purposes on the list of all public servants provided to the polling stations.

The voting process follows failed wage negotiations which started in March 2021 between Government and the various trade unions representing public servants.

The workers through their unions are demanding a nine per cent salary increase, 10 per cent on transport allowance and another nine per cent on housing benefits.

The government through the Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, Utoni Nujoma on Tuesday responded to the workers’ demands by discouraging them to strike as doing so would mean no work, no pay.

Nujoma also added that Government does not have enough money to meet the workers’ demands.

The voting exercise ends on Friday.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency