Leading Icelandic food co-operative brings new dairy brand to Hong Kong (with photos)
Leading Icelandic food co-operative established over a century ago, Kaupfelag Skagfirdinga, announced today (August 11) that it is going to launch ÍSEY SKYR in Hong Kong’s supermarkets on August 12, and from Hong Kong to Greater China to tap into its growing demand for quality dairy products.
Skyr is a traditional Icelandic superdairy product, a yogurt-like diary product with high protein, low fat, low carb and low sugar. ÍSEY SKYR is an authentic Icelandic brand with more than 90-year experience of producing skyr. It contains the original Icelandic skyr culture, and builds on the traditional recipe with innovative technology, according to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ÍSEY SKYR Limited, Ms Audrey Pi.
Ms Pi said, “Through consumer research, we identify a huge demand for high-quality dairy products in China, so we plan to introduce the healthy superdairy product from Iceland to the Greater China market including the Mainland, Macao and Taiwan, apart from Hong Kong.”
She explained, “Hong Kong is a cultural melting pot of East and West, which leads to diverse cultural backgrounds and dietary preferences. The city is also known for its free market economy and open business environment, making it a global hub for trade and investment. In terms of the legal system, Hong Kong is based on the common law system and is known for its transparency, stability and impartiality. Moreover, Hong Kong has a highly skilled and talented workforce. It is the ideal base for us to expand our business in the region.”
She continued, “Most importantly, Hong Kong is part of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, which has created strategic advantages for businesses looking to access the wider Chinese market, as well as opportunities for collaboration across the region. We aim to use Hong Kong as a gateway to enter the broader Greater China market.”
The Acting Director-General of Investment Promotion of Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), Dr Jimmy Chiang, said, “Hong Kong people are health-conscious and demand high-quality healthy food. With its strategic location providing an unparalleled bridge between the Mainland and the rest of the world, Hong Kong is an ideal place for ÍSEY SKYR to promote its brand in the Greater China market. I wish it every success in its business in Hong Kong and beyond.”
About ÍSEY SKYR Limited
Established in 2020 in Hong Kong, ÍSEY SKYR Limited is the headquarters of ÍSEY SKYR’s Greater China business, including the Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. It is responsible for strategic planning and business development of the Greater China market. For more information, please visit www.iseyskyr.com.hk.
InvestHK is the department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government responsible for attracting foreign direct investment and supporting overseas and Mainland businesses to set up or expand in Hong Kong. It provides free advice and customised services for overseas and Mainland companies. For more information, please visit www.investhk.gov.hk.
For photos, please visit www.flickr.com/photos/investhk/albums/72177720310402836.
BALTIMORE – July 5, 2023 – PRLog — Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a significant role in the number of graduates from underrepresented communities, with more than 25% of African American graduates with STEM degrees coming from HBCUs. The second annual BEYA Leading Voices Summer Series calls several HBCU Vice Presidents of Research together for insightful discussions on where HBCUs are now and the opportunities ahead. The BEYA Leading Voices Summer Series takes place on Friday, July 28, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST on BEYA 365 DTX platform (https://beyastemdtx.com).
The Summer Series includes four separate sessions, each highlighting critical impacts and opportunities for HBCUs. The first session of the day, “The CHIPS & Science Act: The Opportunity of a Lifetime for HBCUs,” will cover the bipartisan bill which came into effect on August 9, 2022, which allocated a remarkable $80 billion in funding to fortify domestic semiconductor manufacturing. Alongside boosting workforce development and research, this legislation specifically targets enhancing research capacity at our nation’s HBCUs.
Leading the discussion as moderator Dr. Victor McCrary, Vice President for Research at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and current Vice Chair of the National Science Board. Dr. McCrary is an advocate for the growth, development, and strategic direction of UDC’s research enterprise. He is a serial innovator with remarkable accomplishments, including pioneering the development of industry-led electronic book standards and an electronic book Braille reader, which led to his co-receipt of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Gold Medal in 2000.
Joining Dr. McCrary on the panel is Nate Crews, CEO of Business Transformation Consulting Services. Nate is a seasoned senior project leader and coach renowned for his ability to deliver technology-based solutions for domestic and international projects. As an enterprise agility coach and advisor, he shares his expertise in business and technology concepts with students in renowned programs such as Caltech CTME and the University of California extension management programs.
“The BEYA Leading Voices Summit sheds light on the partnership between HBCUs and tech companies,” said Dr. Tyrone D. Taborn, publisher and CEO of Career Communications Group. “This summit not only celebrates the achievements of the HBCUs but also creates an immersive environment where technology companies can connect with these institutions and their decision makers.”
The seminar series will take place within the immersive BEYA 365 DTX (Digital Twin Experience) and STEM City USA, providing attendees with a dynamic and interactive platform to engage with the speakers, share ideas, and explore future innovations. To register for the free event, please visit (TK: SHORT URL LINK TO EVENTBRITE) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-beya-leading-voices-summit-tickets-666413158697?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshwebdesktop
About STEM City USA and BEYA STEM DTX
STEM City USA and BEYA STEM DTX are renowned platforms committed to advancing the cause of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across various educational institutions while emphasizing the role of HBCUs.
WEBWIRE – Wednesday, July 5, 2023
- 1 July 2023 marked the effective creation of HORSE, a new leading company in the development, the production and the supply of next generation low-emission hybrid & thermal powertrains.
- HORSE brings together Renault Groups industrial know-how and assets in advanced hybrid and low-emission powertrains and comprises, from Day 1, 8 engine and transmission mechanical Manufactures and 3 R&D Centers.
- HORSE is headquartered in Madrid (Spain), with operations in 7 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Trkiye).
ON 1 JULY 2023, HORSE HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED ITS ACTIVITIES IN THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET. HORSE is inheriting from Renault Groups industrial know-how and assets in developing, producing and supplying next generation low-emission thermal & hybrid powertrains.
The new company headquartered in Madrid (Spain) comprises of 9,000 former Renault Group employees, working in 8 manufacturing sites with a production capacity of 3.2 million units per year. It also operates 3 R&D centers, with a global presence in 7 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Trkiye).
AT LAUNCH, HORSE will be a standalone global supplier of propulsion system solutions, developing carbon free and low-emission technologies. The new company is expected to supply its current industrial customers including Renault, Dacia and also Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Company. In the future, HORSE could also offer powertrain technologies to third-party car brands. In particular, it will offer a complete range of technologies across all components – engine, gearbox, hybridisation system (xHEV) and batteries – at the highest level. HORSE propulsion systems will eventually also be ready to integrate all types of existing or alternative and future energies (e-fuels, hydrogen, LPG, CNG, Ethanol.).
In 2040, combustion and hybrid vehicles willstill account for more than 50% of global sales. HORSE will lead the way on this market with its best-in-class low-emission solutions and technological expertise. It is a unique experience and a great source of collective pride to contribute to the creation of a company on this scale. All the HORSE teams around the world are ready to make it an international reference in terms of combustion engine and hybrid technologies.[i”[/i]
Patrice Haettel, CEO, HORSE
RENAULT GROUP & GEELY, AN INTERNATIONAL HOLDING, AWORLDWIDE LOW-EMISSION POWERTRAIN CHAMPION
CAR MANUFACTURERS GEELY AND RENAULT GROUP will create in the coming weeks, and as announced at the end of 2022, a new entity by combining their subsidiaries specialised in powertrain design and production (especially Aurobay and HORSE). Aramco, which signed a letter of intent with Renault Group and Geely on 2 March 2023, is evaluating a strategic investment in this new powertrain technology company. Aramcos investment would support the growth of the company, and contribute to key research and development across synthetic fuels solutions and next-gen hydrogen technologies.
The objective of the new company is to become the leader in the next generation of low-emission internal combustion and hybrid powertrains.
THE NEW JOINT-COMPANY will be in a position to supply powertrains to other vehicle manufacturers, and keen to include new partners and shareholders interested in working with it on low-emission engines.
Thanks to this project, the expected combined product portfolio of Geely and Renault Group and the geographic footprint of the new company will enable it to offer solutions for 80% of the global ICE (internal combustion engine) market. This growth is driven by geographic coverage with access to all markets in Europe, Latin & North America and China, and by product complementarity to offer car manufacturers complete low-emission solutions and systems as well as next generation hydrogen technologies.
HORSES AND GEELY AUROBAYS PLANT would have together the capacity to produce over 5 million transmission systems and powertrains a year. The new company will have a turnover of over 15 billion and will employ 19,000 people (out of which 9,000 from HORSE) and operate 22 sites worldwide, from Geely (Geelys and its subsidiary Aurobays sites in China and Sweden) and Renault Group / HORSE (R&D centers and production facilities in Portugal, Romania, Spain, Trkiye and South America). These bases will also allow the partners concurrently develop the next generation of fuels.
AT A TIME WHEN THE MOBILITY SECTOR IS NAVIGATING SEVERAL DISRUPTIONS AT ONCE, AT HORSE WE BELIEVE THERE ARE NO ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL ANSWERS FOR A FAIR TRANSITION TO SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY. HORSE IS ONE OF RENAULT GROUPS ANSWERS TO DECARBONISE MOBILITY WITH LOW-EMISSION INTERNAL COMBUSTION AND HYBRID SOLUTIONS. INHERITING DECADES OF INDUSTRIAL KNOW-HOW, HUMAN SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGICAL EXPERTISE FROM RENAULT GROUP, HORSE DEVELOPS, PRODUCES AND SUPPLIES HIGH-ENERGY-EFFICIENCY INTERNAL-COMBUSTION, FULL-HYBRID AND PLUG-IN HYBRID POWERTRAINS AND TOP-TIER TECHNOLOGIES (ENGINES, GEARBOXES, FULL-HYBRID AND PLUG-IN HYBRID SYSTEMS, AND BATTERIES). THE 9,000 PEOPLE WHO TOGETHER MAKE UP HORSE OPERATE IN 8 MANUFACTURING FACILITIES AND 3 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTERS IN 7 COUNTRIES (ARGENTINA, IN CRDOBA ; BRAZIL IN CURITIBA ; CHILE IN LOS ANDES ; PORTUGAL IN AVEIRO ; ROMANIA IN BUCHAREST, MIOVENI AND TITU ; SPAIN IN MADRID, SEVILLE AND VALLADOLID AND TRKIYE IN BURSA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OYAK). MORE ABOUT HORSE AT HORSE.CARS #REINVENTINGCOMBUSTION
About Renault Group
Renault Group is at the forefront of a mobility that is reinventing itself. Strengthened by its alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, and its unique expertise in electrification, Renault Group comprises 4 complementary brands – Renault, Dacia, Alpine and Mobilize – offering sustainable and innovative mobility solutions to its customers. Established in more than 130 countries, the Group has sold 2.1 million vehicles in 2022. It employs nearly 106,000 people who embody its Purpose every day, so that mobility brings people closer.
Ready to pursue challenges both on the road and in competition, Renault Group is committed to an ambitious transformation that will generate value. This is centred on the development of new technologies and services, and a new range of even more competitive, balanced, and electrified vehicles. In line with environmental challenges, the Groups ambition is to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040.
More information www.media.renaultgroup.com
San Francisco’s Leading Arts-Integrated Pre-School Celebrates Four Decades with Ruby Gala Alumni Party Saturday 5/6/23 at Mission Rock Resort
SAN FRANCISCO – May 4, 2023 – PRLog — Russian Hill School, a San Francisco-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, celebrates 40 years of arts-integrated early childhood education, on Saturday, May 6, 2023. This event is to celebrate 40 years serving San Francisco with our beloved alumni community.
Serving San Francisco since 1981, Russian Hill School addresses the social, emotional, and educational needs of children through an innovative arts and project-based curriculum. The gala celebrates the school’s years of holistic child and family development, fostering creativity and community, and building a well-rounded love of learning.
“It’s impossible to truly appreciate everything that makes Russian Hill so special when your child is at the school,” shares RHS parent, Rickie Milmoe. “It is only after he or she graduates and goes on to other wonderful schools that you realize the quality of the small classroom instruction, the individualized approach to teaching each and every one of our children, the unmatched quality of the artwork they bring home, and the social skills gained in the mixed-age classroom.”
The Ruby Anniversary Gala will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Mission Rock Resort, starting at 6:00 PM. The event features an art show retrospective. Participants are requested to secure their tickets online athttps://rhs.ejoinme.org/gala (https://russianhillschool.us19.list-manage.com/track/clic…); donations and sponsorship opportunities are also available.
“At RHS we are passionate about early years learning and supporting families from day one. It is a true joy to help foster lifelong friendships and community connections within our great city,” said Kate Threlfall PhD, RHS parent and Co-Director.
When Teacher Bonnie founded RHS over 40 years ago it was second nature as a trained educator and fine artist to blend the two. Four decades later the research has caught up and we know that integrating the arts with academics through a project based approach creates an artful, joyous, and play filled preschool experience that enhances learning, self esteem, and self efficacy. It is truly exciting to witness student growth and foundational social and emotional learning in these early years; there is so much of it to behold. We are thrilled to see the dream of expanding RHS programming come to fruition so that we can support diverse family systems from the very beginning, the transition to parenthood.”
About Russian Hill School:
Russian Hill School was founded in 1981 by artsBM educator Bonnie McFadden, MA. Working with a team of esteemed teachers through the years, she developed an innovative arts-integrated curriculum, using extended-learning projects to teach pre-kindergarten academics in reading and math readiness skills. This unique school delivers an environment where kids engage their imagination, foster their creativity and build a well-rounded love of learning.
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