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JioTV to stream Abu Dhabi T10 League matches live

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JIO TV will broadcast Abu Dhabi T10 matches live from Zayed cricket stadium in partnership with SONY LIV
330 + million subscribers of Jio to have access to T10 tournament across India

More than 330 million subscribers of Jio – the largest mobile data network in the world – will be able to
watch Abu Dhabi T10 League matches live on their smartphones across India. The live stream of all
matches will be available on the dedicated cricket channel of JioTV.

T10 Sports Management, owner of the Abu Dhabi T10 League, has signed a long term agreement with JioTV to broadcast the Abu Dhabi T10 Leagues matches live from Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from November 14 to 24, 2019. The live streaming of Abu Dhabi T10 League will be in partnership with SONY Liv and the same feed will be carried by Jio TV.

Jio has been at the forefront of accelerating the digital transformation of the country by making digital lifeaccessible for every Indian. This deal gives JioTV rights to broadcast all the 29 matches live thereby making the breakthrough cricket league accessible to the 330+ million Jio subscribers – a number that is growing by the day. It also offers greater visibility for advertisers and stakeholders to a larger audience in India –the world’s largest cricketing nation. In the past JioTV has consistently presented unique digital experiencesof popular sporting events including the Winter Olympics, India’s leading T20 leagues, Mzansi SuperLeague, tri-nation Nidahas Trophy, English Football League, Carabao Cup finals among others.

“This is an exciting piece of news that will help Indian fans to see the exciting Abu Dhabi T10 League matches from anywhere in India – while at home, at work or on the move,” Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman of T10 Sports Management, said.

“We are extremely excited to be able to take the Abu Dhabi T10 League to a wider audience – deep into Indian society and its cricket-crazy fans who will be able to watch their favourite stars take the game of cricket to a new level. India’s cricket fans will now have a wider access to the live matches telecast from the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

”Following the exciting ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 finale, global cricket fever is set to sweep the UAE and cricket-crazy South Asia as Abu Dhabi T10 League prepares to bring all the top star cricketers to the
international stage. Eoin Morgan, the World Cup-winning captain of England, will definitely join the action
once more as he has been playing in the ten-over format league since the beginning.

His Excellency, Aref Al Awani, General Secretary of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, struck a note of pride in commenting on Abu Dhabi’s ever-increasing sporting reputation:

“Although we have hosted numerous local and international cricket events in the past, our commitment tohost the Abu Dhabi T10 for the next five years serves as a wonderful addition to our gold star portfolio of world-class destination sporting events. It builds upon and expands our profile for bringing together the top athletes in world sport and offering elite competition and unparalleled entertainment value. Also,importantly, the new partnership with JioTV helps us to leverage massive interest in our new event among the most important fan base in India.

”Further addressing the significance of hosting such a high-profile cricket event in the UAE, Saeed Al Saeed spoke on behalf of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi:

“Abu Dhabi and the UAE obviously share a special relationship with India and South Asian audiences.
That’s why it makes perfect sense to host the Abu Dhabi T10 – to offer that unique excitement to fans and
communities living here. And by the same token, bringing on board a network giant like Jio lets us share
some of our local sporting spirit, so Indian cricket fans will get to see that we are as passionate about the
game as they are.

”The third season of the T10 League will showcase the most impressive collection of talent so far, headlined by several international cricket captains and newly minted World Cup heroes. Eoin Morgan will be joined by Pakistani favourite Shoaib Malik; West Indies captain Darren Sammy; Sri Lankan duo Angelo Matthews and fast-bowler Lasith Malinga; Australian favourites Shane Watson and Cameron White; and West Indians Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo – all putting their hands up for team selection in the 2019 Abu Dhabi T10 Draft.

Matthew Boucher, CEO of Abu Dhabi Cricket, said, “With the cooperation of so many key partners the groundwork for putting on a truly unparalleled sporting spectacle for this year’s Abu Dhabi T10 is firmly in place. The fan base in India, which has been carefully crafted over the last two years, will now be a vital part of our success through the broadcast deal with Reliance and JioTV.

”The breakthrough 10-over format compiles all of the cricket tactics and drama into 60 balls per side and 90minutes of complete action. This fan-friendly version of cricket is the brainchild of T10 Sports ManagementGroup Founder and Chairman, Mr. Shaji Ul Mulk.

Abu Dhabi T10 builds on the surging popularity of the global game and is the first-ever 10-over league in the world to receive the full backing and sanction of both the International Cricket Council and the Emirates Cricket Board. The eight teams of Abu Dhabi T10 League are preparing themselves for the draft, set for mid-September, to determine the full tournament line-ups.

Mubasher Usmani, General Secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board, said, “We are happy to see that the popularity of the UAE’s home-grown T10 League is now growing fast and expanding deeper into all the societies of the cricket-playing countries. The deal with Jio will not only help take the tournament far and wide, but also raise the appeal of the ten-over format cricket and take it to the next level.”

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Safak Kural – The Influencer Is Taking Social Media By Storm

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There is no substitute for hard work. To gain success, one must definitely work hard. Safak Kural is that one person who tasted success after slogging for several years. Born in 1985 in Ayvalik, Turkey; he is based in Dubai since the last 4 years. We must say that he is a man with several skills. Call him an entertainer or an influencer, he enjoys a tremendous fanbase on social media. Not just a fashion blogger but he is also a lifestyle and travel influencer who has been inspiring people with his work.

At a very early age, he discovered his love for fashion. He did diploma courses of fashion design, visual merchandising and marketing before becoming an Instagram sensation. As of now, Safak has been in the fashion and retail industry for more than 15 years and has collaborated with top brands like Zara, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Pull & Bear, Carrefour, Collezione and many more. His hectic work life has made him travel more than 35 countries.

Speaking about gaining success, he said, “My life was not a bed of roses. I have earned it. I was always fascinated with fashion and lifestyle. I believe fashion is not what you are born with. You need to create it. My work has taken me to different places in the world, which saw my love for travel. That is when I felt that I can influence people’s lives with being a fashion, lifestyle and travel influencer. It has been a roller-coaster journey so far and my target is to travel to 15 more countries by the end of 2020.”

Moreover, he also started his blog and webpage called His blog is inspired by the 1976 film ‘Taxi Driver’. With his blog, he has brought a lot of changes. His blog is not just about fashion, lifestyle and travel but also keeps the people updated with the latest news. Today he enjoys a great following of 145K followers on Instagram and has been doing a lot of giveaways to make his fans happy. The Dubai-based influencer has been a part of many radio interviews and was also featured in many magazines.

Not just this, he was awarded the ‘Best International Blogger’ of 2019 in Turkey recently. In his leisure time, he loves to travel, do photography, watch Bollywood movies and playing video games. India and its culture have been his favorite that he loves travelling to the country very often.

You can reach him on his Instagram accounts:

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BAZM-E-URDU A Non-Profit,Non-Religious & Non-Political Organization.

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Bazm-e Urdu Dubai is a non-profitable, non-religious and non-political registered organization with a vision to see lovers of Urdu language on one platform irrespective of their faith, geographical boundaries or even their native language. Bazm-e Urdu Dubai has a mission to promote URDU by creating occasions where it can spread the love for one of the sweetest languages of the world, Urdu, globally.

Bazm-e Urdu Dubai (BEU) is based in Dubai and run by volunteers from all over the UAE. These volunteers are professionals, intellectuals and others who are immersed in the charisma and love of Urdu language.

Bazm-e Urdu has gained popularity and repute in a short span of time within its circle due to the exclusivity of its presentations. Bazm-e Urdu has initiated a series of quality programs including seminars, tributes, talk shows, poetry sessions, contests and dramas etc., to breathe life into the language. These programs also unite the lovers of Urdu all over the world. One of their regular and most liked programs is Annual Gathering “Mehfil-e Urdu

This year too, Bazm-e Urdu arranged its annual gathering “Mehfil-e Urdu” on 29th August 2019 at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Oud Metha Rd., Dubai. The program was divided in three segments; “Awards Distribution”, “Ruu-ba Ruu”, a talk show and a “Musical Tribute” to India’s legendary poet, Kaifi Azmi. The year 2019 is recognized as the birth centenary celebrations year of Kaifi Azmi and to commemorate him, Bazm-e Urdu had designed a variety of programs on his work and life.

Within its initiative, Bazm-e Urdu is determined to establish three regular awards beside several other honors. These three awards’ categories are named as 1. Josh-e Urdu Award; each year this award is presented to a person whose love for Urdu has influenced Urdu literature. This year’s Josh-e Urdu Award was conferred upon a well known Indian theorist, literary critic, and scholar, Dr. Gopi Chand Narang, for his outstanding services for Urdu literature. 2. Alamdaar-e Urdu Award category falls to those personalities who are dedicated to re-establish Urdu’s well-enjoyed status for Urdu lovers. Alamdaar-e Urdu Award 2019 was presented to Muhammad Ahmed Shah, President Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi for his dedication and services for Urdu. Last but not least 3. Passbaan-e Urdu Award; This category defines those who, regardless of being non-Urdu speakers, are putting their efforts for the betterment of Urdu. This year this award was presented to Dr. Mala Mehra, Principal Hoerner College, Lucknow for her support to the cause of Urdu.

To honor Kaifi Azmi’s achievements, this year another award was added to the ceremony “Kaifi Azmi Award for Urdu Lyricist” and was presented to Bollywood’s famous lyricist Irshad Kamil for penning popular and poetically distinguished Urdu Songs for Bollywood movies.

Program’s second part was a talk-show “Ruu-ba Ruu”. This segment was presented by Bazm-e Urdu’s most talented member Ms. Tarannum Ahmed whose unique style of interviewing the celebrities is famous not only within UAE circle but also among India’s crowd. She was Ruu-ba Ruu (face to face) with famous Bollywood actress and Kaifi Azmi’s daughter Shabana Azmi who was here to be a part of the centenary celebrations of his father. Shaban Azmi discussed her father’s life and his work with pride. His association with Socialist Party was also discussed. This segment was hugely applauded by the audience.

Mehfil-e Urdu’s third segment was a musical tribute to Kaifi Azmi’s poetry which was presented jointly by yet another film and TV superstar Kanwaljit Singh and National Award-winning actress Tanvi Azmi, who has acted in films including ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Tanvi is married to Shabana Azmi’s brother. This segment was bejeweled with Kaifi’s songs mainly from Bollywood films performed by the local artists. The audience was charmed by their beautiful singing and enjoyed their performance.

Our magazine “JOSH-E-URDU 2019” was released by distinguished guests and members of Bazm-e Urdu on this occasion. This magazine, quite popular amongst Urdu lovers, is released annually, both in Urdu and Roman English, detailing our previous year’s activities, office bearers’ reports, articles on celebrities participating in the function and other topics. This year’s magazine has few added attractions including appreciation, comments and valuable suggestions from readers and audiences and a section dedicated to articles written by children in Urdu language.

This “Mehfil” was concluded at 12:00 pm. Bazm’s General Secretary Mr. Rehan Khan thanked UAE Government, sponsors, and audience. This was certainly an unforgettable experience which was immensely appreciated by the Urdu lovers in UAE.

Event was a great success 2000+ with audiance.

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Technology company transforming GCC laundry business set for major growth in UAE, region

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JustClean says US$3 billion industry set to move almost exclusively online within five years

The company building a thriving online marketplace for the

US$3 billion laundry industry in the Gulf region today outlined its dynamic expansion plans to bring monthly growth in the UAE and international markets.

JustClean, established three years ago by Kuwaiti brothers Athbi and Nouri Al-Enezi, has signed up more than 100 laundry businesses in the UAE since introducing its marketplace application in the Emirates in October 2018.

Thousands of UAE consumers have joined the growing tide of people in the Gulf using the JustClean app to get their laundry done, and the technology company says the industry could be an almost exclusively online business in the region within five years.

“We’re looking to sign up at least ten more laundries in the UAE each month for the rest of the year and into 2020 as we expand our logistics operation in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah,” said Co-Founder Athbi Al-Enezi today.

“We’re going to be doubling the size of our fleet of delivery vans and drivers by the end of the year, and we’re following a similar pattern of growth in Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, as well as expanding to markets beyond the GCC.”

Every day, growing numbers of Gulf consumers use the JustClean platform to get their laundry done, thanks to a quick and easy process delivering wash and iron, dry clean and many more laundry solutions.

Currently operating in the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, JustClean will open for business in Jeddah and Riyadh before the end of the year, with entry into other international markets to follow early next year.

Co-Founder Nouri Al-Enezi said: “The company is three businesses in one, namely a marketplace application, a logistics operation as well as a SaaS (software as a service) business. We’re upgrading what is basically a large and underdeveloped sector through the integration of technology into the daily lives of consumers.

“The laundry business in the GCC regionally is currently worth roughly US $3 billion, with an annual growth of 9%, and it will develop substantially in the next five years. We feel the entire industry will eventually end up online”

Established in Kuwait in 2016, JustClean has revolutionized a traditional off-line service to make it user friendly, convenient and hassle free for consumers, at the same time giving laundry service providers who sign up access to a huge customer base.

Just a year after its launch the company attracted investment by Faith Capital Holding, the Kuwait-based venture capital fund, whose Deputy Chairman and CEO, Mohammad Jaffar, was installed as CEO of the start up.

In February 2019 Faith Capital announced it had closed an $8 million Series A round of financing in the company, enabling its growth across the GCC region, while also expanding the logistics and SaaS (software as a service) arms of the business.

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GEMS Education welcomes 18,000 new students and 1,800 new teachers for 2019-20

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Schools in UAE sprang back to life for the first day of the new academic year on Sunday 1 September. It promises to be an exciting year ahead as GEMS Education introduces a host of innovative programmes and teaching methods that will expand the opportunities available to the 125,000 students enrolled across its 48 UAE schools, of which 18,000 are newly enrolled. In addition, some 1,800 new teachers have joined the network, each carefully picked for their individual expertise and talents, and collectively adding immeasurable value to not only GEMS Education schools, but also the country’s education sector as a whole.

Sir Christopher Stone, Chief Education Officer, GEMS Education, said: “Back-to-school marks the beginning of an important chapter in the lives of children. We are really looking forward to welcoming all of our students and staff for an exciting year ahead. Being at a school that is part of GEMS Education, which has a 60-year legacy in the UAE, means that students and staff are members of an extended family, and we want to do everything we can to help each and every one of them reach their full potential.”

Fatima Martin, Principal of GEMS New Millennium School, said: “The new term heralds new energies and new ideas, setting the pace for high achievement throughout our school community. We are delighted to welcome back our students, who will see this vision through to reality. Our students have been actively engaged in many activities over the summer, including the Singularity University Global Summit in San Francisco, the #8WeekStreak from KHDA, as well as highlighting their summer travels and internships on social media using #NMSHolidays. We can’t wait to hear the buzz, the chatter and the laughter that our students bring to our school.”

In the new academic year, GEMS New Millennium School is set to host its very first TEDx, the senior school will present its theatre production ‘Selfie’, and the school will host numerous events, including a Primary Swim Gala and World Cultures Week.

Neil Matthews, Principal of GEMS Wellington Academy – Al Khail, said: “As the new school year begins, I am very excited about welcoming our new and returning students and their families. Every member of the team is really looking forward to the year ahead and to the many achievements of our students. I am immensely proud of our school community and the countless experiences and opportunities our students embrace with enthusiasm and excitement. Over the summer break, we saw a second year of exceptional GCSE results, undertook several exciting projects to enhance our learning environments, received some wonderful feedback from our parents, and saw the highest number of teachers return to GEMS Wellington Academy in its history. We are all so excited about the year ahead.”

Over the course of the coming year, GEMS Wellington Academy is set to continue to enrich its curriculum with a focus on student wellbeing, leadership and community service.

GEMS Education has some 125,000 students across 48 schools in the UAE.


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Emirates Diplomatic Academy Welcomes Record Number of Students in Fifth Academic Year

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Academy receives 80 students during orientation week

The Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) today welcomed 80 students at the 2019 orientation, representing the largest cohort since its inception. Over the course of the orientation week, EDA received its fifth cohort of students for the Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in UAE Diplomacy and International Relations programme, and its third cohort for the Master of Arts (MA) in Diplomacy and International Relations programme.

In preparation for the new academic year 2019-2020, the orientation offered students an introduction into 21st century diplomacy and addressed the most pressing challenges of the contemporary geopolitical climate. The event also included an overview of the Academy and its departments, as well as introductions of the faculty members.

His Excellency Bernardino León, Director General of EDA, said: “These new students follow in the footsteps of many great UAE diplomats and will continue the country’s strong tradition of soft power that has seen the UAE achieve a truly significant influence on the global stage.”

“As diplomats are often the first touchpoint in shaping relations with other countries and their decision-makers, is it imperative that their conduct and abilities reflect the nation’s values. Upon graduating from this institution, I am confident these young leaders will become the driving force behind national and international strategic initiatives and negotiations.”

The PGD in UAE Diplomacy and International Relations is an academic programme that provides aspiring diplomats with the tools and insights needed to tackle today’s geopolitical challenges as the country’s top representatives across multiple sectors. Meanwhile, the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations is an additional programme for students who have completed the PGD, enabling them to solidify and build on their knowledge of global and regional issues, particularly those relevant to the UAE and the wider Middle East.

Established by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in 2014, EDA has become the driving force in the nation’s efforts to qualify talented men and women for international careers and positions of leadership in support of the nation’s foreign policy objectives. The Academy will not only educate and prepare UAE nationals to serve and represent the country, but will also provide them with the guidance and insights necessary to enable them to explore regional and global issues that affect the UAE and, ultimately, consolidate and enhance the nation’s international standing.

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Visit Orlando Launches New Collection of Travel Trade Tools

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Orlando Travel Academy Graduates can take advantage of more than 50 offers ranging from 50% off select theme park tickets to $49 room rates

Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the United States, launched new interactive sales tools and resources for travel advisors, including a re-designed Orlando Travel Academy.

The Orlando Travel Academy (, the destination’s premier training tool, will provide travel advisors with quick and easy access to sales planning resources, including itineraries, a new media gallery and an all-new educational course. This enhancement will educate travel advisors on how to sell the destination, keep clients updated on the latest news and help provide increased value for their customers’ vacation experiences. It is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese as well as a mobile-friendly version.

“We realize how essential updated travel trade tools are in helping travel advisers across the globe increase their sales,” said Visit Orlando President and CEO George Aguel. “Our team is committed to doing everything we can to support our key stakeholders as they continue selling vacation packages to the Theme Park Capital of the World®.”

Upon completion of the program, Orlando Travel Academy graduates receive the designation of “Certified Orlando Expert,” as well as earn four continuing education credits from The Travel Institute, an organization that provides education programs, professional certifications and customized learning solutions for travel professionals, attractions, restaurants and more.

They can also take advantage of more than 50 “Orlando Travel Expert” offers, ranging from 50% off theme parks tickets and complimentary attraction tickets to discounts up to 35% off hotel rates, allowing them to take advantage of massive savings while planning their own trip to The Theme Park Capital of the World®.

A few of the “Orlando Travel Expert” exclusive perks include:


• Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista: Enjoy discounted rate of $49.99 plus tax

• Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista: Special rates are available for $79 per night

• Holiday Inn Club Vacations: Save 35% off your stay

• Villas of Grand Cypress: Club Suite Accommodations for $99 plus tax and discounted golf tee time of $49.99.

Theme Parks & Attractions

• SeaWorld Orlando: Take a 50% discount on admission to SeaWorld Orlando or Aquatica Orlando for the Orlando Travel Expert and one guest

• LEGOLAND: Receive 50% off LEGOLAND Florida Resort & Water Park tickets

• Gatorland: Enjoy complimentary general admission to Gatorland

• ICON Park: Half-off admission valid for The Wheel, Orlando Sea Life Aquarium and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

• iFLY Orlando: Receive complimentary flight package for two people

More than 50 offers ranging from attractions and accommodations to arts & culture and outdoor adventure are available to Orlando Travel Academy graduates through Dec. 31, 2019.

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Sumitomo SHI FW Wins Contract for CFB Boiler in Taiwan

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  • Awarded CFB Steam Generator for CLC Chupei Mill in Taiwan
  • Utilizes SFW’s advanced circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) technology

Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) announces today that it has been awarded a contract by Cheng Loong Corporation, CLC for a CFB steam generator for their Chupei Mill in Taiwan. Commercial operation of the new boiler is scheduled for July 2021.

SFW will design and supply the 19 MWe CFB steam generator and auxiliary equipment and also provide technical advisory services for erection and commissioning. The CFB will be designed to burn paper mill rejects as primary fuel and paper mill sludges and coal as secondary fuels. This is the second CFB that SFW has supplied to CLC. In 2012, Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI), as a licensee of SFW, delivered a 35 MWe CFB boiler firing coal and tire derived fuel for CLC’s Houli Mill.

Tomas Harju-Jeanty, CEO, Sumitomo SHI FW, said:

“We are pleased to again be selected by CLC to deliver our advanced CFB steam generator for their mill which will allow CLC to meet stricter environmental emission standards while burning waste fuels. The solution is a win-win for both CLC and the environment.”

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S BLOCK 1000 Pax Interstellar Quantitative Summit Convenes in Bangkok

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On August 21st, “S BLOCK Interstellar Quantitative Summit” officially convened in Bangkok, Thailand!

Interstellar Quantification Assists S BLOCK to be Further Technologized

S BLOCK is a brand-new multi-currency, cross-chain technology wallet from Switzerland, which jointly issued by S BLOCK foundation, Cloud Capital, Top Line, DAF, Stanford Blockchain Research center, MIT Media Lab and Cambridge Financial Alternative Center. Since its launch on June 15, it has bring an generous revenue of 6-15% per month for its millions of users.

Interstellar quantification is S BLOCK’s biggest source of revenue. Interstellar quantification is to realize timely capital exchanges with the quantification team under the agreement of Interstellar loan contract, so as to enlarge the capital scale at the fastest speed and lock up trading opportunities addition, S Block also allocates its funds to 30 top quantification companies in the world, so as to maximize profits and minimize risks.

Launch of Super Node—MasterNodes, to Truly Realize Benefit Sharing

S BLOCK super node MasterNodes was also officially launched at the summit, aiming to truly realize benefit sharing within the platform.

POS consensus mechanism is faster, cheaper, and more power-efficient, as a result, more than 80% types of tokens are running POS. And Staking is definitely the main way for miners to make money, so they are getting together to build a “mine pool”. The mechanism of MasterNode is to gather scattered coins from users and turn them into POS nodes of the public chain, so as to share profits within the contributors of the mining pool.

Lease of Data Processing Unit, realize S BLOCK powerful service performance

The S BLOCK Data Processing Unit was also officially launched at the summit. Processor leasing and revenue sharing is the first module of the S BLOCK lightning project, which also plays a role in accelerating the construction of the public chain. Through the lightning project, S BLOCK will build an unique ecosystem and create a new powerful cross-chain public chain. More and more cutting-edge technologies and superior services will be launched to achieve S BLOCK’s powerful service performance!

In addition, senior leaders of S BLOCK explained its future blueprint and global ecological layout to all guests and members.

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Study Investigates the Utility of Masimo ORi™, Oxygen Reserve Index, to Reduce Hyperoxia in Critically Ill Patients

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Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that in a randomized controlled study involving 150 ICU patients recently published as a letter in Intensive Care Medicine, researchers investigated whether monitoring with Masimo ORi™ (Oxygen Reserve Index) could reduce the time critically ill patients spend with moderate hyperoxia, compared to monitoring with oxygen saturation (SpO2) alone.1 ORi is an index of oxygenation in the moderate hyperoxic region, defined as arterial partial pressure of oxygen, PaO2in the range of 100 to 200 mmHg). As an “index” with a scale between 0.0 and 1.0, ORi can be trended to notify clinicians of changes in a patient’s oxygen reserve.

Dr. Sigismond Lasocki and colleagues at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire of Angers, France (CHU Angers), sought to evaluate whether controlling the fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) in mechanically ventilated patients based on monitoring with ORi, rather than with SpO2 alone, could reduce the time patients spend in a moderately hyperoxic state (PaO2 ≥ 100 mmHg). 150 critically ill adult patients, all of whom were mechanically ventilated for at least 2 days, were divided randomly into an ORi and a control group. ORi and SpO2 were measured using the Masimo Root® Patient Monitoring and Connectivity Platform and rainbow® sensors. In the ORi group, nurses were instructed to decrease FiO2 when ORi ≥ 0.01. In the control (SpO2 only) group, they were instructed to decrease FiO2 when SpO2 ≥ a prescribed upper limit. PaO2 was measured by analyzing arterial blood gasses.

Data from 75 patients in the ORi group and 71 patients in the control group were analyzed. The researchers found that monitoring with ORi allowed a statistically significant reduction in the percentage of days patients spent with hyperoxia without a statistically significant increase in hypoxia: 14% were hyperoxic (0 to 33%) in the ORi group vs. 33% (11 to 56%) in the control group (p = 0.003). The percentage of hours spent with hyperoxia was also “much lower” using ORi: 7.4% were hyperoxic (0 – 24.8%) in the ORi group vs. 17.3% (3.8 – 43.1%) in the control group for PaO2 ≥ 100 mmHg (p = 0.0069), and 0% (0 – 7.2%) in the ORi group vs. 5.6% (0 – 18.1%) in the control group for PaO2 ≥ 120 mmHg (p = 0.0037).

The researchers concluded that “The use of ORi monitoring to titrate oxygen rates allowed an important reduction of the time spent with hyperoxia compared with the use of SpO2 alone, probably because nurses are reluctant to decrease oxygen rates when SpO2 is in a normal range. A nurse-driven protocol to adjust FiO2 according to SpO2 was already in place in our unit, explaining why the percentage of time with hyperoxia we observed in the control group was much less than usually reported (30 vs 60%). This strategy to decrease oxygen rate according to ORi (which detects high PaO2) may thus be even more efficient in units where there is no protocol to adjust oxygen rates. SpO2 could remain a warning for hypoxia and ORi for hyperoxia. Larger studies are needed to evaluate the clinical benefit of this strategy.”

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