Candid Communications Launches New Book ‘Your Santa Agent Invitation’ to Help Parents Navigate the ‘Santa’ Conversation

New children’s book reveals the origins of Santa in a gentle, positive, and enjoyable way, helping parents stay in control of the information and keep the magic of Christmas very much alive

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SYDNEY, Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New children’s picture book “Your Santa Agent Invitation” is a parent’s guide to explaining Santa to children in a positive and enjoyable way, letting them know they have a special role to play in keeping the magic of Christmas alive.

Written in a gentle and easy rhyme, this book is a delightful way to navigate one of the most awkward parent/child conversations, enabling an honest discussion with warmth and cheer.

By covering the history of Saint Nick and inviting the child to become a “Santa Agent,” this book transforms a time of potential loss into an opportunity for gain. It shows children that knowing the true identity of Santa is, in fact, a cause for celebration.

Written by writer and journalist Alex Lalak, and marketing executive, author and mother Louise Cummins, this children’s book offers both children and grown-ups a new way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

“My passion for storytelling was sparked during my childhood by reading the fairy books of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Cicely Mary Barker. As a great believer in the magic and joy of Christmas, I was thrilled to co-write this book,” Ms. Lalak said.

“As a mother, I am inspired to keep the magic of Christmas alive. I hope this book will delight children around the world, and help other parents navigate the conversation with love and care,” Ms. Cummins said.

Described by Reader’s Favourite as an “uplifting” and “positive” story, “Your Santa Agent Invitation” will be available to purchase online via Amazon and other leading online bookstores.

“This uplifting story presents a positive way for parents and families to be honest with their children while keeping the Christmas joy and spirit alive and well,” Melinda Facal from Reader’s Favourite said.

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ISBN: 978-0648465539

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Alex Lalak is an Australian writer and journalist currently based in the south of France. She writes for publications, including Escape and The Australian. Her passion for storytelling was sparked in childhood by reading the fairy books of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Cicely Mary Barker. As a great believer in the magic and joy of Christmas, she was thrilled to co-write this book that offers both children and grown-ups a new way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

Louise Cummins is an Australian marketing executive, author and mother. Her first children’s book “A Different Kind of Brilliant” was made into a short film that featured at film festivals in the U.S. and Australia. Her desire to help keep the magic of Christmas alive inspired her to co-write this book, which she hopes will delight children around the world.

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College of Computing, KKU, is ranked among the world’s colleges for 2023 by Times Higher Education (THE)

From the announcement of Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject, 2023 in the field of Computer Science, Khon Kaen University is placed the first with other three universities in Thailand (Top 4).

 

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject, 2023 announced the rankings in Computer Science of the universities that have been placed in the world rankings, and Khon Kaen University is one among the top 4 universities in Thailand with the overall scores in the 601-800 world’s ranges. The other three universities are Chulalongkorn University, King Mongkut University of Technology Thonburi, and Mohidol University.

 

The College of Computing of Khon Kaen University offers the main field in Computer Science. The vision of the college is “An international leading college in advanced computer science”. The goal is to be one of two leading institutions in Thailand and one of 200 institutions in Asia in 2023-2026. The THE rankings this year assessed many indicators including: teaching, research, industry, income, international outlook, and citations. The computer science field of Khon Kaen University scored the second in Thailand in research and teaching. The top in these two indicators in the country is Chulalongkorn University.

 

It is the pride of the personnel of the College of Computing, KKU and everyone who has joined in creating work outcomes in this field. The College is grateful to Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, the Chairman of Khon Kaen University; Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University, the members of the University Council; and KKU administrators who see the importance and support the field of Computer Science. The College has answered the current trends in technologies that are significant in the present and the future world. Thanks are extended to the Division of Quality Assurance of Khon Kaen University, too.

 

Source: Khon Kaen University

KKU ready for Sithan KKU Festival 2022, Loi Krathong after Covid that nurtures the culture, enhances economy and uses silk-cocoon krathong

October 31, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. – Khon Kaen University met the press for releasing the news on the Sithan KKU Festival 2022. Miss Taneeya Naipinit, Khon Kaen Deputy Governor; Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University; Mrs. Kamonrat Simmakham, Khon Kaen Cultural Head Officer; Mr. Noppakul Panyakaew, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Khon Kaen Provincial Administrative Organization; and Mr. Teerasak Teekayupan, Khon Kaen Mayor jointly presided over the ceremony. Among attendants were executives from governmental and private sectors, students, lecturers, the public and news correspondents. The event took place at the KKU Art Gallery by Sithan Lake, Khon Kaen University.

 

Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University explained that one of Khon Kaen University’s missions is to nurture art and culture, according to the creative economy strategy. This follows the intention of Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Chairman of Khon Kaen University Council, who is an economist. Dr. Narongchai’s idea for Sithan Festival is: “Pass Legend, Future tense” (Towards the future of the past). This means not to be obsessed with the past and not to be gullible with modernity. Development of art and culture in a new way is to use the cultural foundation as the strength for extension towards the future. The festival this year will be one of full options after Covid has faded. The Sithan KKU Festival 2022 is expected to be a learning resource that adds a creative zone for the student and the public. It is the event that promotes Thai art and culture and enhances tourism and economy at the regional and national level, and finally the international level.”

 

Miss Taneeya Naipinit, Khon Kaen Deputy Governor said that the Sithan KKU Festival 2022 is an event that nurtures Thai art and culture and promotes the provincial economy. It is the biggest event in the Northeast. The province is attempting to make this event one of the national major events and finally an international event in the future. Isan culture and art possess the trait of fun and beauty. Khon Kaen people, students, the public, business people, hotel entrepreneurs, police officers will jointly host the festival. All will demonstrate that Khon Kaen is a pleasant place to live and will become a big city of ASEAN. It is expected that economy of Khon Kaen will be invigorated.

 

Mrs. Kamonrat Simmakham, Khon Kaen Cultural Head Officer said that Thai’s graceful art and culture are emphasized as the Soft Power to be witnessed by visitors at the event. The cultural lawn will be organized to be different but modern and full of indigenous identity and art. There will be local performances and plays, Mo Lam, demonstration of krathong making from cocoon that will help reducing global warming. At the present time of the digital and online age, the activities will be broadcast ‘Lives’ on Khon Kaen Cultural Office Page all through the 3 days of festival so that people in other regions and around the world will see the art and culture of Isan.

 

Source: Khon Kaen University

Report criticizes ASEAN, international response to Myanmar humanitarian crisis

A new report by lawmakers from Southeast Asia and other regions criticizes what they describe as a timid response to the post-coup crisis in Myanmar by countries and international blocs that claim to support democracy.

 

The Final Report by the International Parliamentary Inquiry, or IPI, into the Global Response to the Crisis in Myanmar, which was released in Bangkok on Wednesday, specifically took aim at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ahead of the regional bloc’s summit later this month.

 

“The struggle of the Myanmar people for democracy is also the struggle of all people who love democracy and justice everywhere,” the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights, or APHR, said in the report, according to BenarNews, an RFA-affiliated online news service.

 

ASEAN’s five-point consensus reached with Myanmar junta leader Sr. Gen. Min Aung Hlaing in April 2021 has been “an utter failure,” Charles Santiago, a Malaysian lawmaker and chairman of the APHR, said in a news release announcing the 52-page report.

 

Myanmar is one of the 10 members of ASEAN.

 

“Gen. Min Aung Hlaing has shown an absolute contempt for the agreement he signed and for ASEAN’s member states, and the regional group has been unable to adopt a stance to put pressure on the junta,” Santiago said in a press release accompanying the statement.

 

“Meanwhile, most of the international community has hidden behind ASEAN in order to avoid doing anything meaningful. It is past time that ASEAN ditches the five-point consensus and urgently rethinks its approach to the crisis in Myanmar,” he said.

 

The consensus called for an immediate end to violence; a dialogue among all concerned parties; mediation of the dialogue process by an ASEAN special envoy; provision of humanitarian aid through ASEAN channels; and a visit to Myanmar by the bloc’s special envoy to meet all concerned parties.

 

“A common theme often repeated by our witnesses has been that, in the face of such a horrible tragedy, the countries and international institutions that claim to support democracy in Myanmar have reacted with a timidity that puts in serious doubt their alleged commitment to the country,” the report said.

 

In its recommendations, the report called for ASEAN to negotiate a new agreement with Myanmar’s opposition National Unity Government, or NUG, making sure the new accord has enforcement mechanisms.

 

As recently as last week, ASEAN leaders announced they would continue efforts to implement the 18-month-old consensus.

 

The ministers “reaffirmed the importance and relevance” of the consensus, “and underscored the need to further strengthen its implementation through concrete, practical and time-bound actions,” Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said in a statement after the Oct. 27 meeting. Cambodia, which chairs ASEAN this year, will host the summit in Phnom Penh from Nov. 10 to 13.

 

While some ASEAN members, including Malaysia, have sought to hold the Burmese junta accountable, members such as Cambodia and Thailand are among the nations who “have persisted as junta enablers,” the report said.

 

And because ASEAN makes its decisions consensually, some analysts don’t foresee much progress being made at the summit in Phnom Penh.

 

Against Myanmar participation

 

Meanwhile, Malaysia’s outgoing top diplomat has put forward a proposal to prohibit the Myanmar junta from all ASEAN ministerial-level meetings.

 

“All ASEAN ministerial meetings should not have Myanmar political representation. That is Malaysia’s position,” caretaker Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah told The Australian Financial Review on Wednesday.

 

“We know two more countries share this view, and we are very hopeful it will be considered at the leaders’ summit next week.”

 

Saifuddin is a caretaker minister because Malaysian leader Ismail Sabri Yaakob dissolved parliament when he announced a general election, which will be held later this month. The first ASEAN foreign minister to publicly meet with the NUG’s foreign minister, Saifuddin is seen as one of the shadow government’s biggest allies.

 

IPI said that throughout its hearings while compiling the report “participants, even those that also expressed a level of criticism toward the NUG, overwhelmingly called for the international community to recognize it as the legitimate government of Myanmar and engage with it instead of the junta.”

 

The IPI held six public hearings along with several private hearings and received dozens of written submissions. Malaysia’s Santiago and Indonesian House member Chriesty Barends traveled to the Thai-Myanmar border in August to gather information.

 

The IPI investigation team included officials from African countries, the Americas and Europe. Heidi Hautala, vice president of the European Parliament, served a chairwoman, and United States Rep. Ilhan Omar served as a member. Thai MP Nitipon Piwmow served on the team as well.

 

The report blamed the international community for encouraging “a sense of impunity within the Myanmar military,” the news release said. It pointed to an October airstrike at a Kachin music festival that killed at least 60 civilians.

 

“Myanmar is suffering a tragedy words cannot describe. The global community should urgently step up the delivery of humanitarian assistance and it should work with local civil society organizations that know the terrain well, have ample experience and are trusted by the population,” Barends said.

 

“Millions of Myanmar citizens suffering the most grievous hardships cannot wait for long. International actors should leave politics aside and help the Myanmar people immediately.”

 

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Businessman Sees ‘End of an Era’ After 30 Years in China

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is scheduled to meet with China’s Xi Jinping on Friday. Scholz heads a delegation of business executives as the first EU leader to visit China since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The visit comes less than two weeks after China’s leader Xi Jinping secured an unprecedented third term.

 

VOA’s Mandarin Service interviewed Joerg Wuttke, president of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, on October 27. Wuttke, who has spent some 30 years in China, is a respected observer of the world’s second largest economy who says that Xi Jinping clearly is picking a senior counsel of loyalists, and some have substantially less experience going into their positions than their predecessors. Wuttke says that has increased uncertainty over how they will handle their new leadership responsibilities at a challenging time for China’s economy.

 

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

 

VOA Mandarin: Obviously this big moment has passed. The Party’s Congress is now behind us. What was your first impression or first reaction to the members, to the names of the new Politburo Standing Committee and the Politburo?

 

Joerg Wuttke: It was definitely a surprise. We have greater clarity now; it is obviously Xi Jinping calling the shots to an extent which we didn’t see before. He has aligned a group of people that are totally loyal to him. We have basically left the sphere of achievements and meritocracy. It is all about loyalty. And we have to see where this group of people are leading China.

VOA: The premiership goes to Li Qiang, who is currently the Shanghai party chief. Tell us about your impression of Li Qiang.

 

Wuttke: Well, I never met Li Qiang, but what actually concerns me more than an individual is the fact that since 1988 we have never seen a prime minister coming into office that did not shadow his predecessor. So, in a way, we have for the first time someone, who is running a city, becoming head of the state council, which of course is a totally different ship to maneuver. So, I guess that’s going to be very difficult. Also, the head for the economy, Mr. Xuexiang Ding, will be someone who is not acquainted with business.

VOA: Other than Li Qiang as the prime minister, there are some other important people to replace current members of Xi Jinping’s economic team. How about those people?

 

Wuttke: Yeah, we are in a turbulent time here. We have a real estate crisis. We have a severe impact from U.S. sanctions. We have an increase in debt burden in localities as well as the uncertainty about when are we getting out of this COVID lockdown. It would be great to have a stable and good communicative team at the economic front in order to tell the market where we’re heading. And we don’t. We are basically entering a period of uncertainty. But the uncertainty is by design. The president decided to have a group of loyalists with him in the Politburo. So, let’s see at the end of the day and whatever happens or does not happen is under the watch of President Xi.

 

VOA: I think on another occasion you spoke with other news media, you talked about how the Chinese Communist Party is not monolithic. There are a variety of views. Some are more liberal, more pro-market and others like Xi Jinping himself are more pro-state. After this reshuffle, the change of guard, do you think there will be more liberal voice in the next administration?

 

Wuttke: Well, there always will be different voices and the fifty shades of grey about where to steer the country. But it’s very clear in (Xi’s) speech (before the party congress) already. (Xi Jinping) mentioned Karl Marx 15 times. He mentioned the market three times, and it was clearly indicating that he expects international tensions. He mentioned struggle 17 times and 12 times in the context of international affairs. So, he’s preparing the country for struggle, and struggle means … uncertainty and difficult times. He’s trying to obviously rally the population behind him. And we have to see what that leads to. We have an engagement with (German) Chancellor Scholtz next week. The German chancellor coming might give an indicator if Xi Jinping wants to engage with foreign countries, with Europe in particular, as he has been off the scale for 1,000 days. (It) will be very interesting to see how this kind of vision of struggle translates into engagement with foreign leaders. Is he trying to accommodate? Is he trying to reconnect with them in positive terms? Or is that going to be all about, you know, struggle and offense in a way?

 

VOA: Compared to four or five months ago, are you now more pessimistic or you are about the same or more optimistic for the next, say, three or five years?

 

Wuttke: I think my struggle is I’m trying to be realistic in order to (see) which direction this might go. We have not entered the space where we know where we’re heading. I have been here for about 30 years. I grew up in opening up mode by Deng Xiaoping. My first Party Congress I witnessed personally was in 1982, where Deng Xiaoping was clearly trying to integrate China, opening up and so forth. But maybe at the tail end of my career in China, I have to witness China actually closing up again to some extent. So, in a way, it’s full circle which is, of course, disappointing. But at the same time, it’s their country, their choice.

VOA: Do you see decoupling down the road? How confident are you, as a member of the business community, about this new leadership particularly on the economic side?

 

Wuttke: Decoupling is hard to achieve because China is the globalization story, meaning that China is deeply embedded in many, many markets. But decoupling is in the cards (and) can only be achieved in small incremental steps. Luckily, because we want to remain coupled up. We want to be connected. So, in a way, we have a situation where, when you talk about struggle, when you talk about self-reliance, that is a strong indicator that China actually actively wants to decouple. That would be very sad. I think it would actually mean lower growth potential and certainly will also have a negative impact on the global economy. Is it going to end up there? I’m not sure, but certainly we will see some baby steps in that direction. Let’s hope that pragmatism and reason prevail because we have too much to lose, frankly, if we do decouple.

 

VOA: Are foreign businesses, like European businesses as well as American businesses, are we going to see more like a retreat? Are we going to see more people leaving China?

 

Wuttke: We see more people leaving China, that’s clear. We don’t see people from business leaving in the sense (of) companies leaving. We see more engagement on the top 10, for example, of European companies. That’s primarily German. That’s primarily cars, chemicals, mechanicals, machineries. Because there’s no other China, there’s no other choice. They have to be here, and they have to be there more engaged even.

 

But then 10 companies don’t necessarily stand for 1,800 members that European Chamber is representing. We have not seen companies moving away and I don’t expect this, but what we have noticed is that new investment, new additional activities from those companies that normally would come up in China has been rerouted to other regions. So, we see more interest into Thailand, into Southeast Asia, into India, but even closer to home, Turkey and Eastern Europe, for the simple fact that executives can fly in and out easily. They have also realized that the World Bank has predicted China to grow this year 2.8 percent and the rest of Asia 5.3 percent. These leaders follow the money and, hence, there will not be an exodus of European business from China. But we will definitely be underachiever given the potential of this economy.

 

VOA: In your opinion, do you think the Chinese leadership, particularly Xi Jinping himself and his other senior advisers, are aware of the situation that their economy is not in good shape and foreign businesses are leaving, or at least putting (new) investments on hold?

 

Wuttke: I think they must be aware of this, that they have smart ministries and consultants and advisers. But again, if you have a totally different policy approach, then actually, you know, foreign business doesn’t mean too much to you. Yes, you needed it in order to make sure that you can close the technology gap. But he had made it very clear that his focus is on state-owned enterprises. His primary goal is not necessarily growth. It is about security, stability. It’s about wealth distribution. It’s about common prosperity. In a way, they go more for stability and are willing to pay an economic price for it.

 

VOA: You said that it’s end of an era for China.

 

Wuttke: Yes. Clearly, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao’s era was the era where it was all about integrating China peacefully. It was all about getting rich first and powerful later. But now basically, as Mao unified China and Deng Xiaoping made it rich, it seems like that Xi Jinping focus is really making China powerful.

 

Source: Voice of America

Thai parliament derails Move Forward Party’s Progressive Liquor Bill

The Move Forward Party’s Progressive Liquor Bill was derailed today (Wednesday), when the House of Representatives twice voted against it twice, first by 177:174 votes and then by 196:194 votes.

 

The failure of the Bill to pass was not unexpected, after the government issued an edict yesterday to ease restrictions on the production of liquor and beer, in what was widely seen as an attempt to wrong-foot the opposition Move Forward Party.

 

After the 177:174 vote, with 11 abstentions, Move Forward MP for Bangkok, Natthaphong Ruengpanyawut, asked Deputy House Speaker Suchart Tancharoen, who chaired the House meeting, for a second roll call vote, due to the close margin in the first.

 

As a result, the Bill, which was touted as a flagship piece of legislation for the Move Forward Party, failed to pass.

 

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service

A perfect departure

Talking about a “good” departure is more common today than it has been in the past. Although not everyone believes there is life after death, an increasing number of people are advocating for the right to leave well.

 

To most people, the term “leave well” seems to imply death with less suffering and a desirable departure. If one could choose, it would almost certainly be a peaceful death with dignity. However, not everyone dies of illness nor can he/she predict their death. There are still many cases of sudden deaths caused by accidents and acute diseases. So a good departure has more to do about preparing for a peaceful death.

 

Capt. M.D. Pornsak Phoncharoensomboon aka Dr. Daeng, the founder of the page “Mor Daeng Tee Prueksa Khonkai Raya Sudtai” (Dr. Daeng, advisor on palliative care) on Facebook is an advocate of the right to depart well. “The natural way is short and with less suffering which is a good death,” he tells his followers.

 

Having been involved in advising palliative care for many patients, Dr Daeng strongly advocates patient rights. “No one should choose on behalf of patients – not children deciding for parents or a husband for a wife or vice versa.”

 

In the very last stage of one’s life, it should be clear that a patient should decide for his/herself how and when to go. Many people focus on palliative care to keep the pain to a minimum. But each person’s needs are different. Dr Daeng cites the example of a young patient with cancer who refused morphine as she wanted to endure the pain so that she would be more conscious and maximise her time with loved ones.

 

Dr. Daeng gave another example of a patient with lung cancer that had spread to the bone. “I gave him morphine to help with the pain, but he said afterward that he wanted to live with pain rather than having morphine because his mind was calmer. Different people want different things. It’s clear that departing well for one person is not the same for another.

 

As a palliative care adviser, the doctor has witnessed that a decision made patients by their loved ones is sometimes based on incorrect understanding and this can cause more pain and suffering. For example, people always want to give oxygen and water but the disease their loved one has might mean these are not needed. “Sometimes, no oxygen helps them to be in a more natural state so they will eventually face no pain. Water is important but at a certain stage, water intake may cause more harm than good.”

 

The truth will set them free

 

In addition, Dr. Daeng does not recommend hiding the truth from patients so they can spend the rest of time preparing for “leaving well”. He believes that everyone has the right to get what they desire during the limited time they have left. “Whatever they want, provided it’s not illegal, nor against religious principles, we should support them on this.”

 

Nitichai Kruawan, father of Nam Kaeng – a young girl who suffered cancer from the age of 6 and departed peacefully – said that his daughter knew at the beginning that she had cancer. “We taught her to be courageous to face the truth. Families don’t lie to each other. She was strong and fought well.”

 

As Buddhists, the Kruawan family believes that the mind in the last minutes of life is important. It must be at peace. So they did everything to prepare for a peaceful departure. “We taught her to understand the truth of life – the fact that no one can control their body and neither could she. The pain was in the body.”

 

The father also explained to her that leaving well meant sending her mind to a good place. “It’s not the end but just a transformation. I told her “If you want to be able to communicate with Papa again, you have to go to a good place”.

 

The girl did well and was strong spiritually as fans of her Facebook page could see. Fifteen hours before her departure, she talked to her parents and thanked everyone including her guardian angel. She found the strength to give everyone a last smile.

 

All religions teach that death is not the end. What goes around comes around. At the end of life, we are all confused. We do not have much time left. So who are still living need to know how to prepare for it.

 

“In a way, people with a terminal disease can be considered lucky because they know their time and prepare themselves for it,” Nam Kaeng’s father said.

 

The Nam Kaeng case has helped broaden the talk about good departure. It has taught those in the medical field – palliative care in particular, as well relatives of patients and patients themselves.

 

Ms. Kanittha Tangvoraphojvithan of Cheevamitr Social Enterprise Co. Ltd that aims to help people to “depart well” in all aspects said that the increasing knowledge about palliative care was a great help though people should not think too much about choosing euthanasia as a solution.

 

“If the patients receive good care and moral support from those around them, they can be prepared for the greatest journey of life,” she said.

 

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service

As COP27 approaches, Schneider Electric urges collective, systemic action for a fair energy transition

  • Schneider executives invited to advise on ways to solve energy and climate crises
  • Schneider Electric Foundation on the ground to support initiatives to get young people more involved in climate action

Rueil-Malmaison (France), November 1, 2022Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today called for accelerated action for an equitable transition to net-zero, driven by collaborative action across the private and public sectors.

The company’s call to action comes in the run-up to the COP27 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt on 6-18 November, which Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, Schneider Electric’s Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, and other senior Schneider Electric executives will attend.

Described by UN Secretary-General António Guterres as a “litmus test” of how serious governments are about the growing toll that climate change is taking on the most vulnerable countries, the event takes place against a backdrop of mounting climate-linked disasters and a painfully disruptive global energy crisis.

During COP27, Schneider Electric executives will participate in a series of panels and meet decisionmakers across business, government and civil society, to help advise on of the sometimes still-underappreciated solutions and approaches that can help deliver urgently needed carbon-reduction action. In-depth analysis from the Schneider Electric Sustainability Research Institute, for example, is helping to underline the big role that the demand-side of the energy equation, and the combination of electrification and digitization can play in accelerating the energy transition.

Also at COP27, the Schneider Electric Foundation is partnering with various NGOs – including Art of Change 21 – to get young people actively involved in combating the climate crisis. In this spirit, Schneider Electric will also be announcing its partnership with RISE – Our World Heritage, a documentary and educational project to promote the impactful combination of technology and local action for sustainability.

A widely-recognized champion of decarbonization and sustainability, Schneider Electric is a big believer in the need for companies to go beyond just “doing business”, and to work with multiple stakeholders and partner to generate a positive long-term impact on the planet and society.

Schneider’s Access to Energy program, for example, is particularly relevant at the COP27 setting, as it brings affordable renewable power solutions and education to rural and remote communities in emerging countries in Africa and elsewhere.

“The climate and energy crises, and the often-unequal economic pain they’re inflicting around the globe, are far too big for any of us to tackle alone,said Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, Schneider Electric’s Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer. “What we need is faster action, across all fronts, and across all facets and layers of business, government and society – a systemic and collaborative approach that spans both big-picture global initiatives and on-the-ground local action.”

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Synergy Dynamics (HK) Limited Believes High Demand for Autonomous Mobile Robots Will Drive Future Growth

Synergy Dynamics (HK) Limited expects to keep evolving in order to meet demand for its autonomous mobile robots and materials handling software

HONG KONG, Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Companies that support supply networks can scale to fulfill their needs as supply chains increasingly grasp the benefits of automation. Synergy Dynamics (HK) Limited forecasts accelerated growth in 2022, thanks to strong development made in 2021 and growing demand for its robotic solutions across a variety of industries.

Home deliveries, labor constraints, and supply chain interruptions have all increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, demand for automation is growing rapidly; the global market for warehouse robotics is expected to rise from $4.7 billion in 2021 to $9.1 billion in 2026, representing a 14% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).

“Synergy Dynamics (HK) Limited robotic solutions are specifically built for quick deployment and continuous value development,” said Quan Lan, Chief Executive Officer at Synergy Dynamics (HK) Limited. “We remain committed to assisting our users in transforming material flow and achieving higher levels of production in a safe manner.”

Shenzhen-based Synergy Dynamics (HK) Limited can integrate materials handling automation by combining autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), intelligent software, and services. The company claims that its fleet of AMRs has accumulated thousands of operational miles with no issues involving worker safety.

“We are ready to assist our customers in staying ahead of the competition by providing best-in-class, dependable solutions that safely meet increased demand, particularly in the face of a declining labor force. We expanded our workforce with a focus on product development and autonomous technology advances,” said Stephen Lei, Chief Technology Officer at Synergy Dynamics (HK) Limited.

Synergy Dynamics (HK) Limited has also confirmed that it has strengthened its autonomy technology and fleet management software. Data from cameras, lidar, and machine learning models are now fully integrated with its unique 3D computer vision technology in its artificial intelligence-driven SynergyAI software.

About Synergy Dynamics (HK) Limited

Founded in 2013, Synergy Dynamics (HK) Limited is a robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) company creating robots to tackle real-world problems. Headquartered in Shenzhen, our mission is to use the power of AI robotics to improve warehouse procedures and the lives of human workers.

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