Pangea Unveils Annual Sustainability Report

Achieving Excellence in Environmental Stewardship and Ethical Practices

Rochester Hills, MI, June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pangea, a pioneering force in the automotive leather industry, proudly unveils its annual Sustainability Report, showcasing remarkable achievements in environmental stewardship, ethical business practices, and social responsibility. The report highlights Pangea’s unwavering commitment to driving positive change and creating a sustainable future for generations to come.

This reporting year was an important year for Pangea who not only reduced their carbon footprint, and that of each product, they also introduced a new series of Advanced Leather Products—Ecoda, Terova, Vendura, and Nevila—each boasting distinct characteristics and improvements over standard materials, reinforcing Pangea’s commitment to innovation and quality.

Key Accomplishments Featured in the Report:

  • Gold Standard Accolades: Pangea attained the prestigious Leather Working Group Gold Standard across all leather producing sites globally, underscoring its dedication to responsible leather manufacturing practices.
  • Acclaimed Certifications: Renowned certifications from Supplier Assurance (NQC), Drive Sustainability, EcoVadis, and the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF) further validate Pangea’s commitment to sustainability and ethical sourcing.
  • Emissions Reduction: A remarkable 16% reduction in Scope 1+2 emissions compared to the prior year demonstrates Pangea’s dedication to lowering its carbon footprint. This reduction has led to a corporate average decrease from 1.14 kgCO2e/m2 to 0.96 kgCO2e/m2 of finished leather.
  • Energy & Water Conservation: Energy consumption decreased by approximately 5% across the board, while water usage was reduced by over 10%, showcasing Pangea’s proactive efforts in resource conservation.
  • Chemical Management: Nearly 20% of chemicals used comprised natural components or content from renewable sources, emphasizing Pangea’s dedication to safer and more sustainable chemical management practices.
  • Waste Recycling: Pangea recycled nearly 20% more waste than the previous year, demonstrating its commitment to waste reduction and circular economy principles.

Commenting on the release of the report, Pangea’s Sales, Marketing & Design EVP, Tim Brennan, expressed pride in the company’s achievements, stating, “At Pangea, sustainability is not just a goal; it’s a fundamental principle that guides our every action. Our annual Sustainability Report reflects our relentless pursuit of excellence in environmental stewardship, ethical practices, and social responsibility. We remain steadfast in our commitment to becoming the most trusted, sustainable supplier to our customers.”

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University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music Recognized in the QS World University Rankings

University of Rochester
The University of Rochester is a top-tier research institution which has the third highest percentage of international students among all U.S. universities (U.S. News). Guided by its commitment to equity, diversity, and sustainability, the institution embodies its motto: Meliora “ever better”. With seven schools, over 200 academic majors, nearly 12,000 students, six hospitals comprising a leading academic medical center, and the nation’s premier optics institute, it is a hub of excellence.
Dr. Jane Gatewood
Dr. Jane Gatewood, the University of Rochester’s Vice Provost for Global Engagement, is aninnovative leader with a 17-year career in global engagement within higher education andexpertise in global research partnerships, academic mobility, and economic development.Dr. Gatewood oversees large cross-functional teams with a global footprint. Her data-drivenand risk management-focused contributions have helped position the university as one of theworld’s top institutions with the largest number of international students. As a Fulbright-Nehru scholar in India, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at the University of London, an instructor at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies, and an editor of the Oxford English Dictionary as well as NAFSA’s Guide to International Partnerships (2020), she has significantly contributed to the global discourse on international education.
Jama J. Rossi
Jamal J. Rossi is the Joan and Martin Messinger Dean of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.
Eastman School of Music at the University Rochester
Eastman School of Music Wind Ensemble, Kodak Hall in Rochester, New York. The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music has been honored in the prestigious QS World University Rankings for 2024. Ranked No. 3 in North America and No. 11 globally, Eastman shares the stage with leading music institutions in the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, Finland, Denmark, and Hungary.

For over a century, the Eastman School of Music has been a beacon of excellence in music education and performance. Building from its foundational pillars of artistry, scholarship, leadership, and community, Eastman has cultivated a diverse environment where music thrives not only within our halls but also reverberates beyond, enriching lives and fostering engagement. The school is renowned for its holistic approach to music education, integrating rigorous musical training with humanities studies, leadership education, and interdisciplinary experiences. This commitment to comprehensive education produces graduates who are not only skilled musicians, but also well-rounded individuals prepared to use their talents to influence and inspire communities around the globe.

Dean Jamal J. Rossi commented on the school’s ethos and its recent accolade: “The Eastman School of Music is a vibrant community where some of the best musicians in the world come together to make each other better. Our century-long dedication to the core values of artistry, scholarship, leadership, and community has served as the foundation upon which our alumni have built impactful careers in all aspects of music, and they have enriched the world through their music. This recognition by the QS World Rankings reaffirms our commitment and mission to shape the future of music through artistic and scholarly excellence and innovative leadership.”

Jane Gatewood, Vice Provost for Global Engagement at the University of Rochester, also remarked on the significance of this achievement: “The QS World Rankings’ acknowledgment of the Eastman School of Music underscores our global impact and academic prestige. This recognition is a testament to our faculty’s dedication and our students’ talent, reflecting our leading role in preparing the next generation of world-class musicians.”

This year marks the inaugural inclusion of the music category in the QS World University Rankings. The QS ranking for music schools is derived from comprehensive evaluations of academic reputation and employer reputation, which contribute 80% and 20% to the total score, respectively. Criteria such as research quality, strategic partnerships, innovation, and employability play pivotal roles in this assessment.

For more information on the QS World University rankings for music, please visit: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-subject-rankings/music

For information about the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, please visit: https://www.esm.rochester.edu/admissions/

To learn more about the international admissions and global collaborations, please visit: https://www.rochester.edu/global

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OKX Launches Exchange and Web3 Wallet in the Netherlands

  • The local platform offers 150 cryptocurrencies including more than 60 crypto-Euro pairs with deep liquidity
  • Dutch customers can use iDEAL, the country’s most popular payment system, for instant Euro fiat deposits free of charge

AMSTERDAM, June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKX, a leading global crypto exchange and Web3 technology company, today announced the official launch of its centralized crypto exchange and its OKX Wallet in the Netherlands. On the centralized exchange, Dutch customers can now enjoy spot (buy & sell) trading, as well as convert services, for over 150 cryptocurrencies including more than 60 crypto-Euro pairs. OKX also offers seamless Euro deposits and withdrawals as well as industry-leading Web3 features via the OKX Wallet in the Netherlands.

Through the OKX centralized exchange, residents of the Netherlands are now able to access spot trading, convert and earn services. The Dutch language is offered for customer support as well as on the website and app.

OKX’s advanced yet user-friendly OKX Wallet provides a gateway to the Web3 world, allowing customers to hold full custody of their own crypto.

Thanks to OKX’s integration with iDEAL, the most popular online payment system in the Netherlands, Dutch customers can instantly deposit funds to their accounts free-of-charge. Deposits and withdrawals through Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) are also available to Dutch customers for free.

OKX Europe General Manager Erald Ghoos said: “The launch of our centralized exchange and OKX Wallet in the Netherlands is a significant milestone in our long-term commitment to the country. We’ve hired an expert local team led by our Benelux Regional Manager Roy van Krimpen and taken the local feedback very seriously as we’ve designed our product here. The result is a suite of crypto products and services that cater to the needs of the Dutch community, focusing on convenience, low trading fees and seamless Euro deposits and withdrawals. This is just the beginning of our journey, and we’re looking forward to building trust and becoming a mainstay here.”

Dutch residents who wish to sign up for OKX are invited to visit the OKX website or download the OKX app via the App Store or Google Play and complete the verification process. To celebrate the launch, OKX has introduced an up to €50 new user bonus for all new customers signing up from today through 3 July.

For its centralized exchange services in Europe, OKX holds a crypto service provider registration with De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and a virtual financial asset service provider license in Malta.

In line with its dedication to transparency, OKX was among the first in the crypto industry to publish monthly Proof of Reserves in late 2022 to validate its full backing of customer funds held on the platform. With 19 consecutive monthly snapshots published, OKX continues to drive the industry’s adoption of new and improved reporting standards.

The official launch of the OKX centralized exchange and Web3 wallet services follows the rebranding of Okcoin Europe Ltd. to OKX, as well as the appointment of Erald Ghoos as OKX European General Manager in March.

More tokens will be listed for Dutch customers on an ongoing basis; check here for the latest list of tokens offered.

Learn more at okx.com

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About OKX

OKX is a leading global crypto exchange and innovative Web3 company. Trusted by more than 50 million global users, OKX is known for being one of the fastest and most reliable crypto apps in the world.

As a top partner of English Premier League champions Manchester City FC, McLaren Formula 1 and Olympian Scotty James. OKX aims to supercharge the fan experience with new engagement opportunities. OKX is also the top partner of the Tribeca Festival as part of an initiative to bring more creators into web3.

The OKX Wallet is the platform’s latest offering for people looking to explore the world of NFTs and the metaverse while trading GameFi and DeFi tokens.

OKX is committed to transparency and security and publishes its Proof of Reserves on a monthly basis.

To learn more about OKX, download our app or visit: okx.com

Disclaimer
This announcement is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide any investment, tax, or legal advice, nor should it be considered an offer to purchase, sell, hold or offer any services relating to digital assets. Digital assets, including stablecoins, involve a high degree of risk, can fluctuate greatly, and can even become worthless. You should carefully consider whether trading or holding digital assets is suitable for you in light of your financial condition and risk tolerance. OKX does not provide investment or asset recommendations. You are solely responsible for your investment decisions, and OKX is not responsible for any potential losses. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Not all products are available in all regions. Please consult your legal/tax/investment professional for questions about your specific circumstances.

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‫OKX  تطلق منصة التداول ومحفظة Web3 في هولندا

• توفر المنصة المحلية 150 عملة رقمية بما في ذلك أكثر من 60 زوجًا من العملات الرقمية واليورو مع سيولة كبيرة

• ويمكن للعملاء الهولنديين استخدام iDEAL، نظام الدفع الأكثر شيوعًا في البلاد، لإجراء إيداعات فورية بالعملات النقدية باليورو مجانًا

أمستردام, June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKX، وهي شركة عالمية رائدة في مجال تبادل العملات الرقمية وتكنولوجيا Web3، اليوم عن الإطلاق الرسمي لمنصة تداول العملات الرقمية المركزية ومحفظة OKX Wallet الخاصة بها في هولندا. ومن خلال المنصة المركزية، يمكن للعملاء الهولنديين الآن الاستمتاع بالتداول الفوري (الشراء والبيع)، والوصول إلى خدمات التحويل بأكثر من 150 عملة رقمية بما في ذلك أكثر من 60 زوجًا من العملات الرقمية واليورو. وتقدم OKX أيضًا عمليات إيداع وسحب سلسة باليورو بالإضافة إلى ميزات Web3 الرائدة في الصناعة عبر محفظة OKX في هولندا.

ومن خلال منصة OKX المركزية، أصبح بإمكان المستخدمين المقيمين هولندا الآن الوصول إلى خدمات التداول الفوري والتحويل وكسب الأرباح. كما تتوفر خدمة دعم العملاء باللغة الهولندية وكذلك على الموقع الإلكتروني والتطبيق.

توفر محفظة OKX Wallet، التي تتميز بميزاتها المتقدمة وسهولة الاستخدام من OKX، بوابة إلى عالم Web3، ما يسمح للعملاء بالاحتفاظ بالتحكم الكامل في رصيدهم من العملات الرقمية.

وبفضل تكامل OKX مع iDEAL، وهو نظام مدفوعات عبر الإنترنت الأكثر شيوعًا في هولندا، يستطيع العملاء الهولنديون إيداع الأموال على الفور في حساباتهم مجانًا. تتوفر أيضًا عمليات الإيداع والسحب من خلال شبكة Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) للعملاء الهولنديين مجانًا.

من جانبه صرَّح “إيرالد غوس” المدير العام لشركة OKX Europe قائلاً: “يعد إطلاق منصتنا المركزية ومحفظة OKX Wallet في هولندا علامة بارزة في التزامنا طويل الأمد تجاه البلاد. ولقد قمنا بتعيين فريق عمل محلي من الخبراء وأخذنا التعليقات المحلية على محمل الجد حيث قمنا بتصميم منتجنا هنا بما يناسب العملاء المحليين. والنتيجة هي مجموعة من منتجات وخدمات العملات الرقمية التي تلبي احتياجات المجتمع الهولندي، مع التركيز على السهولة وخفض رسوم التداول والإيداع والسحب السلس باليورو. وهذه مجرد بداية رحلتنا، ونحن نتطلع إلى بناء الثقة وأن نصبح الدعامة الأساسية هنا.”

المقيمون الهولنديون الذين يرغبون في الاشتراك في OKX مدعوون لزيارة الموقع الإكتروني لـ OKX أو تنزيل تطبيق OKX عبر App Store أو Google Play وإكمال عملية التحقق. واحتفالاً بإطلاق الخدمة، قدمت OKX مكافأة للمستخدمين الجدد بقيمة تصل إلى 50 يورو لجميع العملاء الجدد الذين يسجلون من اليوم وحتى 3 يوليو.

بالنسبة لخدمات التداول والتبادل المركزية الخاصة بها في أوروبا، تقدم OKX خدماتها من خلال تسجيل مزود خدمة العملات الرقمية الخاص بها لدى De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) وترخيص مزود خدمة الأصول المالية الافتراضية في مالطا.

وتماشيًا مع التزامها بالشفافية، كانت OKX من بين أولى الشركات في مجال العملات الرقمية التي تنشر شهريًا تقرير إثبات الاحتياطيات منذ أواخر عام 2022 للتحقق من دعمها الكامل لأموال المستخدمين الموجودة على المنصة. ومع نشر 19 تقرير شهرية متتالي، تستمر OKX في دفع اعتماد الصناعة لمعايير إعداد التقارير الجديدة والمحسنة.

يتبع الإطلاق الرسمي لمنصة خدمات التداول المركزية لـ OKX وخدمات محفظة Web3 عملية صياغة مفهوم جديد للعلامة التجارية لشركة Okcoin Europe Ltd. إلى OKX، بالإضافة إلى تعيين “إرالد غوس” في منصب المدير العام لشركة OKX في أوروبا في شهر مارس.

سيتم إدراج المزيد من العملات الرمزية للعملاء الهولنديين بشكل مستمر؛ راجع هذه الصفحة للحصول على أحدث قائمة من الرموز المميزة المقدمة.

تعرف على المزيد على okx.com

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نبذة عن OKX

OKX
هي منصة رائدة عالميًا في مجال تداول العملات الرقمية وشركة متخصصة في تكنولوجيا Web3 المبتكرة. كما تشتهر OKX، التي تحظى بثقة أكثر من 50 مليون مستخدم حول العالم، بكونها واحدة من أسرع تطبيقات العملات الرقمية وأكثرها موثوقية في العالم.

كشريك رئيسي لبطل الدوري الإنجليزي الممتاز نادي مانشستر سيتي وماكلارين فورمولا 1 واللاعب الأوليمبي سكوتي جيمس. تهدف OKX إلى تعزيز تجربة المعجبين بفرص مشاركة جديدة. OKX هي أيضًا الشريك الرئيسي لمهرجان Tribeca كجزء من مبادرة لجذب المزيد من المبدعين إلى Web3.

تُعد محفظة OKX Wallet أحدث عروض المنصة للأشخاص الذين يتطلعون إلى استكشاف عالم الرموز الغير قابلة للاستبدال (NFTs) والميتافيرس عند تداول رموز GameFi و التمويل اللامركزي DeFi.

وتلتزم شركة OKX بالشفافية والأمان وتنشر تقارير إثبات الاحتياطيات على أساس شهري.

لمعرفة المزيد عن OKX، قم بتنزيل التطبيق أو زيارة: okx.com

بيان إخلاء المسؤولية
هذا الإعلان الغرض منه الإعلام فقط. وليس المقصود منه تقديم أي مشورة استثمارية أو ضريبية أو قانونية، ولا ينبغي اعتباره عرض لشراء أو بيع أو الاحتفاظ أو تقديم أي خدمات تتعلق بالأصول الرقمية. الأصول الرقمية، بما فيها العملات المستقرة، تنطوي على درجة عالية من المخاطرة، ويمكن أن تشهد تقلّبًا كبيرًا في قيمتها صعودًا وهبوطًا، ويمكن أن تصبح بلا قيمة. لذا، ينبغي التفكير جيدًا فيما إذا كان تداول الأصول الرقمية أو امتلاكها مناسبًا لك حسب وضعك المالي ومستوى تحملك للمخاطر. ولا تقدم OKX أي توصيات بشأن الاستثمار أو الأصول. وأنت وحدك المسؤول عن قراراتك الاستثمارية، وOKX ليست مسؤولة عن أي خسائر محتملة. والأداء السابق ليس بالضرورة مؤشر على النتائج المستقبلية. جميع المنتجات غير متاحة في كل المناطق. يُرجى استشارة خبير الشؤون القانونية/الضرائب/الاستثمار لديك بخصوص أي أسئلة متعلقة بظروفك الخاصة.

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‫كلية إيستمان للموسيقى بجامعة روتشستر تنجح في دخول تصنيف QS لأفضل الجامعات على مستوى العالم

روتشستر، نيويورك, June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  تفتخر كلية إيستمان للموسيقى بجامعة روتشستر بإدراجها في تصنيف QS المرموق الذي يضم أفضل الجامعات على مستوى العالم وذلك لعام 2024. احتلت كلية إيستمان المرتبة الثالثة في أمريكا الشمالية والمرتبة الحادية عشر على مستوى العالم، لتنضم إلى قائمة من المؤسسات الموسيقية الرائدة في المملكة المتحدة وفرنسا وروسيا والصين وفنلندا والدنمارك والمجر.

وعلى مدار فترة زمنية امتدت لأكثر من قرن، مثلت كلية إيستمان للموسيقى منارة للتميز في تعليم الموسيقى والأداء الراقي. وانطلاقًا من الركائز الأساسية التي تعتمد عليها كلية إيستمان والمتمثلة في تعليم الفن الراقي ومهارات القيادة وتوفير المنح الدراسية والاهتمام بالمجتمع، قامت الكلية بخلق بيئة متنوعة تساعد على ازدهار الموسيقى ليس فقط داخل قاعاتنا ولكن يتردد صداها أيضًا في كل مكان، مما يؤدي إلى إثراء حياة الأشخاص وتعزيز مشاركتهم. تشتهر الطلبة بنهجها الشامل في تعليم الموسيقى، ودمج أساليب التدريب الموسيقي الدقيقة مع الدراسات الإنسانية وتعليم مهارات القيادة والتجارب التي تشمل تخصصات متعددة. يؤدي هذا الالتزام بتطبيق التعليم الشامل إلى تخريج ما هو أكثر من مجرد موسيقيين ماهرين فحسب، بل أفرادًا يتمتعون بخبرات جيدة ومستعدين لتطويع مواهبهم من أجل إحداث تأثير إيجابي على المجتمعات وإلهامها في جميع أنحاء العالم.

وفي هذا السياق، علق عميد الكلية/ جمال چيه روسي على منظومة وروح الكلية والتقدير الذي حصلت عليه مؤخرًا: “كلية إيستمان للموسيقى هي مجتمع نابض بالحياة يضم مجموعة من أفضل الموسيقيين في العالم يعملون على تحسين مستواهم معًا. لقد كان تفانينا الذي دام قرنًا من الزمان والتزامنا بإعلاء القيم الجوهرية للفن وتوفير المنح الدراسية وتنمية مهارات القيادة والاهتمام بالمجتمع بمثابة الأساس الذي بنى عليه خريجونا مسارهم المهني المؤثر في جميع نواحي الموسيقى، كما نجحوا في إثراء العالم من خلال موسيقاهم. يؤكد هذا الاعتراف من قبل تصنيف QS العالمية مدى التزامنا ورسالتنا الرامية لتشكيل مستقبل الموسيقى من خلال التميز الفني والعلمي والقيادة الإبداعية.”

. كما أشارت جين جاتوود، نائبة عميد المشاركة العالمية بجامعة روتشستر، إلى أهمية هذا الإنجاز: “يؤكد إدراج كلية إيستمان للموسيقى في تصنيف QS العالمي على مدى تأثيرنا والمكانة الأكاديمية التي وصلنا إليها على مستوى العالم. ويعد هذا الاعتراف بمثابة شهادة على تفاني أعضاء هيئة التدريس وموهبة طلابنا، مما يعكس دورنا الرائد في إعداد الجيل القادم من الموسيقيين أصحاب المستوى الرفيع.”

وقد شهد هذا العام أول إدراج لفئة الموسيقى في تصنيف QS لأفضل الجامعات على مستوى العالم. يستند تصنيف QS لكليات تعليم الموسيقى إلى تقييمات شاملة للسمعة الأكاديمية وسمعة أصحاب العمل تساهم بنسبة 80% و20% من الدرجة الإجمالية على التوالي. تلعب معايير مثل جودة الأبحاث والشراكات الإستراتيجية والإبداع والقدرة على توفير فرص العمل أدوارًا محورية في هذا التقييم.

لمعرفة مزيد من المعلومات عن تصنيف QS لأفضل الجامعات على مستوى العالم في مجال الموسيقى، يرجى زيارة الموقع:https://www.topuniversities.com/university-subject-rankings/music

لمعرفة مزيد من المعلومات عن كلية إيستمان للموسيقى بجامعة روتشستر، يرجى زيارة الموقع التالي:https://www.esm.rochester.edu/admissions/

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IXOPAY Appoints Brady Harris as CEO to Drive Global Payments Growth

Following the IXOPAY and TokenEx merger, new leadership strengthens the company’s market position and serves the evolving needs of customers

IXOPAY Appoints Brady Harris as CEO to Drive Global Payments Growth
Brady Harris, CEO of IXOPAY
Following the IXOPAY and TokenEx merger, new leadership strengthens the company’s market position and serves the evolving needs of customers.

TULSA, Okla., June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, IXOPAY, announced the appointment of industry veteran Brady Harris as its new CEO. His appointment aligns with the recent merger of IXOPAY and TokenEx, highlighting a significant shift in the payments industry towards a multi-processor payment model, which empowers merchants and fintech companies to improve and diversify their payment strategies. The company thanks departing CEO Marc Olesen for his direction and contributions.

Harris, rated a Top 3 nationwide CEO on Glassdoor, brings over 20 years of experience and executive leadership in FinTech, Payments, and SaaS. As CEO of Dwolla, he oversaw the rapid growth of annual payment volumes from $10 billion to $70 billion, while adding 1.5 million new users monthly. Prior to Dwolla, as the President of Payscape, he was instrumental in its merger with Payroc, creating a global full-service payment provider with over 1,000 employees across 13 offices worldwide; the combined entity operating in 46 countries, serving 150,000 businesses.

His expertise in mergers, acquisitions, and scaling companies to successful exits under private equity sponsors is key as IXOPAY positions itself to become the one-stop solution in the payment industry. The merger has created a platform capable of offering omnichannel tokenization, payment orchestration, and card lifecycle management. The merger addresses the need for redundancy, geographic expansion, and fee negotiation capabilities that single-processor systems lack.

“Payments technology is rapidly advancing, and IXOPAY is set to lead this evolution,” Harris stated. “The integration of tokenization and orchestration allows us to offer a platform that not only supports multi-payment processing but also fosters the development of innovative services.”

“Under Brady’s leadership, IXOPAY is poised to set new benchmarks in the payment sector,” said Vik Verma, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Our bold strategy emphasizes scalability, security, and groundbreaking advancements that will redefine what payments can achieve.”

Harris and the IXOPAY team are attending Money 20/20 Europe in Amsterdam this week. They will showcase the expanded offerings following the merger, including advancements in payment orchestration, tokenization, risk management, and card lifecycle management. Join them at the RAI Amsterdam at Booth 8a202 to explore how these developments will shape the future of merchant payments.

For further information, please contact:
Nicholas Mueller
SVP, Marketing
n.mueller@ixopay.com

About IXOPAY
IXOPAY, a TokenEx company, is a leading payment orchestration platform that provides a flexible and independent payment solution to manage all payment services in one place. Following its recent merger with TokenEX, IXOPAY is positioned to expand its services globally, offering enhanced capabilities in payment processing and advanced security measures.

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IXOPAY Appoints Brady Harris as CEO to Drive Global Payments Growth

Following the IXOPAY and TokenEx merger, new leadership strengthens the company’s market position and serves the evolving needs of customers

IXOPAY Appoints Brady Harris as CEO to Drive Global Payments Growth
Brady Harris, CEO of IXOPAY
Following the IXOPAY and TokenEx merger, new leadership strengthens the company’s market position and serves the evolving needs of customers.

TULSA, Okla., June 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, IXOPAY, announced the appointment of industry veteran Brady Harris as its new CEO. His appointment aligns with the recent merger of IXOPAY and TokenEx, highlighting a significant shift in the payments industry towards a multi-processor payment model, which empowers merchants and fintech companies to improve and diversify their payment strategies. The company thanks departing CEO Marc Olesen for his direction and contributions.

Harris, rated a Top 3 nationwide CEO on Glassdoor, brings over 20 years of experience and executive leadership in FinTech, Payments, and SaaS. As CEO of Dwolla, he oversaw the rapid growth of annual payment volumes from $10 billion to $70 billion, while adding 1.5 million new users monthly. Prior to Dwolla, as the President of Payscape, he was instrumental in its merger with Payroc, creating a global full-service payment provider with over 1,000 employees across 13 offices worldwide; the combined entity operating in 46 countries, serving 150,000 businesses.

His expertise in mergers, acquisitions, and scaling companies to successful exits under private equity sponsors is key as IXOPAY positions itself to become the one-stop solution in the payment industry. The merger has created a platform capable of offering omnichannel tokenization, payment orchestration, and card lifecycle management. The merger addresses the need for redundancy, geographic expansion, and fee negotiation capabilities that single-processor systems lack.

“Payments technology is rapidly advancing, and IXOPAY is set to lead this evolution,” Harris stated. “The integration of tokenization and orchestration allows us to offer a platform that not only supports multi-payment processing but also fosters the development of innovative services.”

“Under Brady’s leadership, IXOPAY is poised to set new benchmarks in the payment sector,” said Vik Verma, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Our bold strategy emphasizes scalability, security, and groundbreaking advancements that will redefine what payments can achieve.”

Harris and the IXOPAY team are attending Money 20/20 Europe in Amsterdam this week. They will showcase the expanded offerings following the merger, including advancements in payment orchestration, tokenization, risk management, and card lifecycle management. Join them at the RAI Amsterdam at Booth 8a202 to explore how these developments will shape the future of merchant payments.

For further information, please contact:
Nicholas Mueller
SVP, Marketing
n.mueller@ixopay.com

About IXOPAY
IXOPAY, a TokenEx company, is a leading payment orchestration platform that provides a flexible and independent payment solution to manage all payment services in one place. Following its recent merger with TokenEX, IXOPAY is positioned to expand its services globally, offering enhanced capabilities in payment processing and advanced security measures.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2750a812-2a7a-420b-82b4-614b2f1eeb5c

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Higher education minister lauds political leadership support for national universities


Higher Education Minister Ayman Ashour has praised big support provided by the political leadership in Egypt for national universities.

Speaking in a meeting of the Council of Private and National Universities (CPNU) Monday, Ashour underscored a big momentum of academic and research expertise and human cadres at national universities that could be used to develop society through advanced study programs that cope with labor market demands.

The minister stressed the need to achieve integration within the Egyptian higher education system. He also pressed for action to expand international partnerships in order to upgrade educational services.

The national universities have big potentials in terms of scientific research and development, Ashour said, noting that those could be used to implement development projects and counter economic, social, health and environmental challenges in Egypt.

Source: State Information Service Egypt

40 Years of UAE & China: Towards Global Cooperation & Economic Growth

BEIJING: Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the People’s Republic of China, Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, has written an Op-Ed carried by the Chinese media on the occasion of the state visit paid by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the People’s Republic of China from 30-31 May 2024, in which he reflected on the long-standing relations and vibrant partnership between the two friendly nations.

Following is the full text of the Op-Ed:

“The 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the People’s Republic of China is an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved while confidently looking forward to the future accomplishments our partnership promises to bring.

This milestone is not only a testament to the enduring friendship between our two nations, but also a symbol of our shared commitment to fostering international cooperation and economic exchange.

Following the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1984, a
milestone in the journey of UAE-China relations came in 1990 when the UAE’s Founding Father and first President the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan became the first head of state from a Gulf Cooperation Council nation to hold an official visit to China. Received by former Chinese President Yang Shangkun, his visit set the stage for our countries to develop a multifaceted relationship based on shared interests and aims.

Due to the foresight of the late Sheikh Zayed and his Chinese counterparts, this vibrant partnership has continued to deliver benefits to both nations, as evidenced by the signing of more than 130 bilateral agreements and memoranda of understanding over the past 40 years. During the recent state visit of H.H Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed to China, the UAE and China inked 19 agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) in several key sectors to boost investments in tourism, industry, technology, media, and the Belt and Road Initiative, among others. This is a testament to the ever-strengt
hening ties and the mutual commitment to expanding our collaborative efforts in various strategic areas.

This week’s state visit to China by UAE President is a further step along the path of partnership and offers yet more opportunities to bolster UAE-China relations.

Our relationship with China, however, dates back much further than four decades. It spans thousands of years, going back to the days of the ancient Silk Road – the historical trade route that not only facilitated the exchange of goods but also enabled the sharing of ideas, cultures, and innovations. This famed corridor brought numerous benefits to ancient China and other communities along the route, including throughout our region.

While commemorating this history of cooperation, the UAE has become an engaged participant in the Silk Road’s modern-day equivalent, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which is further strengthening economic partnerships, helping to foster new linkages, and cultivating collaboration across borders and cultures.

The
fruits of these flourishing ties can be seen in the growing numbers of youth and adults attending Chinese language classes in the UAE, the burgeoning opportunities for students from the UAE to pursue their higher education in China, and the numerous initiatives aimed at fostering closer ties between the peoples of both nations, including through bodies such as the China Cultural Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

It is evident that our relationship with China has grown exponentially into the robust and multifaceted Comprehensive Strategic Partnership we maintain today. In 2023, the volume of non-oil trade between our nations increased by 12%, reaching an impressive US$80.6 billion. This significant growth underscores the dynamic economic partnership that has developed between our countries. The UAE has made substantial investments in China, amounting to US$11.4 billion between 2003 and 2022, in key sectors such as real estate, financial services, green energy, and transportation. Chinese investment into the
UAE during the same period stood at US$6.9 billion, highlighting the reciprocal nature of our economic relations.

Economic cooperation between the UAE and China is not merely about trade and investment; it is about building a resilient and interconnected future. We are committed to leveraging our resources and expertise to support each other’s growth and development, and this includes partnerships related to clean energy and innovative low-carbon technologies that reinforce our journey towards a sustainable future. This mutual support is clear in the strategic partnerships we have forged, aimed at enhancing infrastructure and industrial capacities in both countries.

Moreover, the UAE and China share a deep-rooted commitment to strengthening international cooperation for the greater good of humanity. Our participation within organisations such as the United Nations and the BRICS group of nations is guided by a shared vision of a more equitable and prosperous world. Through our work together in these fora, we
promote dialogue, encourage greater consensus, and ensure fair representation of all voices while addressing global issues that affect us all, including climate change, sustainable development, and peacebuilding. At the 10th ministerial meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum in Beijing this week, His Highness the UAE President and His Excellency President Xi Jinping took further steps to strengthen ties of multilateral engagement and communication. The UAE firmly believes in the importance of building bridges to stand up for stability – whether these are between east and west, or the Global South and North – and we are confident that in China we have a partner that shares the same aims.

In this era of unprecedented global challenges, the UAE, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, maintains a clear stance on priority issues: We will continue to advocate for a multilateral approach to problem-solving; we emphasise the importance of dialogue and mutual re
spect; and we believe in the power of partnerships to drive innovation, foster economic resilience, and promote peace. Ultimately, our collaboration with China demonstrates how nations can work together to achieve common goals.

As we celebrate this significant anniversary, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the Chinese government and people for their unwavering friendship and cooperation with the UAE. Links that were established thousands of years ago and cultivated over the past four decades resulted in the robust relations between the UAE and China today. We remain confident that our partnership will continue to thrive into the near and distant future, bringing greater prosperity and stability to our nations, our peoples, and the world.”

Source: Emirates News Agency

PM witnesses inauguration of African Health Exco 2024 conf. and exhibition


Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli on Monday inaugurated, on behalf of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, the third edition of Africa Health ExCon, the largest African health exhibition and conference, under the theme “Your Gateway to Innovation and Trade.”

The event is held from June 3 to 6, 2024, at Al Manara International Conference Center – Egypt International Exhibition Center in Cairo. This annual event is the largest in the health sector across Africa, showcasing international expertise and contributions to enhance the medical sector throughout the continent.

The Africa Health ExCon 2024, organized by the Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement, Medical Supply, and the Management of Medical Technology, presents a golden opportunity for companies operating in healthcare and pharmaceuticals to explore investment possibilities in Africa, thereby accelerating the growth of these industries across the continent.

The conference and exhibition bring together all representatives of the medical and health secto
rs, providing them with an exceptional opportunity to view the latest products and services across various medical fields. The conference is expected to attract more than 500 major companies from different countries around the world, along with over 60,000 visitors from more than 100 countries.

One of the key objectives of Africa Health ExCon 2024 is to align with the African Union’s Agenda 2063, particularly its aspiration for “A Prosperous Africa,” which focuses on achieving inclusive growth and sustainable development. This includes promoting the localization of medical industries, especially pharmaceuticals, and addressing the challenges facing the African continent in this field.

Moreover, the conference and exhibition aim to enhance trade exchange between various African countries, which is another crucial part of the African Union’s agenda, contributing to the strengthening of the medical economy and fostering long-term sustainable development.

Africa Health ExCon serves as a significant strategic p
latform for developing the health sector in Africa and enhancing cooperation among various stakeholders, in pursuit of sustainable development goals. It underscores Egypt’s leading role in medical care and its capability to provide high-quality medical services to patients from all over Africa.

The third edition of Africa Health ExCon is supported by many leading global companies in the field of medical care.

Source: State Information Service Egypt