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Reverie ประกาศเปิดตัว Page นิตยสารแฟชั่นที่ยั่งยืน

นิวยอร์ก, Aug. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reverie: Page เป็นสิ่งพิมพ์ด้านแฟชั่นที่เพิ่งก่อตั้งขึ้นซึ่งอุทิศให้กับการพัฒนาและความสำเร็จของนักออกแบบแฟชั่นในปัจจุบันที่กำลังเกิดใหม่ โดยจะมุ่งเน้นไปที่ความยั่งยืนและการส่งเสริมจิตสำนึกในขณะที่ส่งมอบมุมมองที่เป็นกลางของอุตสาหกรรมแฟชั่นความเชื่อหลักของนิตยสาร Page คือการนำความมีชีวิตชีวาและธรรมชาติอันน่าหลงใหลซึ่งนิตยสารแฟชั่นเคยมีกลับคืนมา

“นิตยสารเพจจะเป็นนิตยสารแฟชั่นที่ยั่งยืนอย่างแท้จริงรายแรกของโลกซึ่งฉบับที่ตีพิมพ์ของเราจะตีพิมพ์ตามการสั่งซื้อแต่ที่สำคัญที่สุดคือเราต้องการที่จะให้ข้อมูลเชิงลึกเกี่ยวกับแฟชั่นที่เป็นที่พอใจสำหรับผู้ที่ชื่นชอบแฟชั่นที่ต้องการมุมมองที่น่าเชื่อถือเกี่ยวกับแฟชั่นเราตั้งใจที่จะผสมผสานความเป็นมนุษย์เข้าไปในแฟชั่นพร้อมกับที่ให้ข้อมูลและให้ความกระจ่างแก่ผู้อ่านของเรา” – Cassell A. Ferere หัวหน้าบรรณาธิการ

Cassell A. Ferere

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Born in Brooklyn, NY, Cassell A. Ferere has defined his lane. Redrawing the lines with visionary precision. Life, in all its facets, inspires him. Through this inspiration, Cassell founded Cassell Inc., which has been the harbor for all of his creative endeavors.

ในยุคที่วัฒนธรรมป๊อปมีความสำคัญเทียบเท่ากับวัฒนธรรมของโลกการเผยแพร่เนื้อหากำลังเปลี่ยนแปลงไป Page มีเป้าหมายที่จะผลิตเนื้อหาที่งดงามจนตะลึงซึ่งสร้างสุนทรียภาพให้แก่ผู้อ่าน Page จะนำเสนอแฟชั่นไลฟ์สไตล์และวัฒนธรรมที่สดใหม่และชาญฉลาดเว็บไซต์ reveriepage.com ของนิตยสารจะนำเสนอมุมมองใหม่ของทั้งอุตสาหกรรมแฟชั่นบรรณาธิการของ Page จะมุ่งเน้นไปที่การสัมภาษณ์เกี่ยวกับการสนทนาหายใจอย่างลึกซึ้งของบุคคลมากกว่าความสำเร็จอันเป็นเครื่องหมายภายนอกของบุคคลๆนั้น Page เชื่อว่าความสำเร็จมักจะเป็นบทปิดท้ายของเส้นทางการทำงานที่เป็นมืออาชีพของแต่ละคน Reverie: Page มีความสนใจในบทเริ่มต้นและบทกลางเรื่องของเส้นทางชีวิตของใครสักคนซึ่งมักจะเป็นจุดที่ผู้คนต้องต่อสู้ดิ้นรนเรียนรู้และเติบโต

นอกเหนือจากการมอบช่องทางให้แบรนด์ได้เชื่อมโยงกับผู้อ่านผ่านการเล่าเรื่องแบบบูรณาการแล้วนิตยสาร Page ยังมีไว้เพื่อให้ข้อมูลและสร้างแรงบันดาลใจให้ผู้อ่านของเราอีกด้วยนิตยสารสิ่งพิมพ์รายสามเดือนนี้จะมีเนื้อหาข้อมูลพิเศษที่น่าสนใจซึ่งครอบคลุมเนื้อหาด้านแฟชั่นความยั่งยืนและวัฒนธรรมป๊อป

โดยนิตยสาร Page ได้เลือกที่จะตีพิมพ์ตามการสั่งซื้อ“ประสบการณ์ที่แท้จริงคือสิ่งที่ผู้คนกระหายการตีพิมพ์นิตยสารตามการสั่งซื้อจะแสดงให้ผู้อ่านได้เห็นว่าเรามีความเป็นของแท้และสร้างสรรค์มากเพียงใด” – Joseph Benjamin นักประชาสัมพันธ์และ OCD

นิตยสาร Page เป็นส่วนหนึ่งของ Reverie ซึ่งเป็นบริษัทเกี่ยวกับสื่อและข้อมูลขนาดเล็กที่มีความหลากหลายนิตยสารออนไลน์และสิ่งพิมพ์เกี่ยวกับแฟชั่นที่ผลิตเนื้อหาในด้านกิจกรรมและความบันเทิงและแฟชั่นความงามและไลฟ์สไตล์หากคุณต้องการข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมโปรดส่งอีเมลถึง Joseph Benjamin ผู้อำนวยการฝ่ายประชาสัมพันธ์และสร้างสรรค์ที่ Jbenjamin@reverie-page.com

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Lucidworks Raises $100 Million From Francisco Partners, TPG Sixth Street Partners, and Top Tier Capital Partners

Silicon Valley firm quietly becoming de facto standard for enterprise and commerce search, delivering personalized experiences for Fortune 1000 customers and employees

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lucidworks, a leader in AI-powered search solutions, today announced a $100 million investment from investors including Francisco Partners, a global technology-focused private equity fund, and TPG Sixth Street Partners, a global finance and investment firm. With the investment, Francisco Partners and TPG Sixth Street Partners join Top Tier Capital Partners, Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, and Allegis Cyber. No existing investors sold shares as part of this financing and all proceeds will be used to fund Lucidworks’ continued growth and expansion.

“Search is the best way to unlock value from the world’s data,” explains Will Hayes, Lucidworks CEO. “Francisco Partners and TPG Sixth Street Partners understand that getting from question to answer when you’re dealing with thousands of employees, millions of customers, and a mountain of data is still a headache for large corporations. Our team has worked tirelessly to develop AI-powered solutions that augment human intelligence by automating tedious, time-consuming tasks to provide richer insights and real-time recommendations. With the investment, we can continue to advance the enterprise standard for personalization and AI.”

Lucidworks’ flagship product Fusion has doubled revenue year over year for the last three years and is now servicing 400 of the Fortune 1000 with global expansions into APAC and EMEA. Lucidworks was also recognized by Forrester, leading independent analyst and research firm, as a leader in the Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search, Q2 2019.

“We are excited to be partnering with Will and the rest of the management team for the next phase of Lucidworks’ growth. The feedback from customers and analysts has been excellent and we believe Lucidworks is well-positioned to capitalize on the huge market opportunity ahead of them,” said Jonathan Murphy at Francisco Partners. “Lucidworks’ powerful Fusion product enables its customers to deliver highly relevant and personalized search results to the end-user across a broad range of verticals and we believe we are in the early phases of adoption of next-generation search; our goal is for our customers to be able to leverage Lucidworks’ technology to quickly create tailored applications to search specific data sources within the enterprise.”

“Lucidworks’ impressive management team and market-leading position in the enterprise search space makes it a compelling growth story,” said Bo Stanley, Partner and Co-Head of the Capital Solutions business at TPG Sixth Street Partners. “Their investment in this market over many years has made Fusion the best product in the space, which is evidenced by its high quality and extremely loyal customer base. We are thrilled to partner with them on their journey.”

The world’s largest organizations, including AT&T, Honeywell, Morgan Stanley, Red Hat, Reddit, Staples, Uber, and the U.S. Census Bureau, rely on Fusion. Under the strategic guidance of CEO Will Hayes since 2015, Lucidworks has created a new standard in digital experience, delivering personalized customer journeys and valuable business insights to billions of people around the globe.

About Lucidworks
Lucidworks builds AI-powered search solutions for many of the world’s largest brands. Fusion, Lucidworks’ advanced development platform, provides the enterprise-grade capabilities needed to design, develop, and deploy intelligent search applications at any scale. Companies across all industries, from consumer retail and healthcare to insurance and financial services, rely on Lucidworks every day to power their consumer-facing and enterprise search apps. Lucidworks’ investors include Francisco Partners, TPG Sixth Street Partners, Top Tier Capital Partners, Shasta Ventures, Granite Ventures, Silver Lake Waterman, and Walden International. Learn more at lucidworks.com.

About Francisco Partners
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm that specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses. Since its launch over 20 years ago, Francisco Partners has raised over $14 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 275 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. The firm invests in opportunities where its deep sectoral knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential. For more information on Francisco Partners, please visit: www.franciscopartners.com.

About TPG Sixth Street Partners
TPG Sixth Street Partners is a global finance and investment business with over $31 billion in assets under management. TPG Sixth Street’s Capital Solutions platform provides customized, non-control private capital for growth-oriented companies. Since inception, TPG Sixth Street has completed more than thirty transactions investing over $3.0 billion in capital within its Capital Solutions strategy. Co-founded in 2009 by Managing Partner Alan Waxman and TPG Sixth Street’s management team, the firm’s long-term oriented, highly flexible capital base allows it to invest across industries, geographies, capital structures and asset classes. TPG Sixth Street Partners is in a strategic partnership with TPG, the global alternative asset firm. For more information, visit www.tssp.com.

Media Contact
For Lucidworks
Joel Richman
Lucidworks@escalatepr.com
617-312-5942

Media Contact
For TPG Sixth Street Partners
Patrick Clifford
pclifford@tssp.com
646-906-4339

Tens of Thousands Flee Homes in Flood-Hit Myanmar as Landslide Toll Hits 59

MAWLAMYINE, MYANMAR – Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters said Monday.

Seasonal monsoon rains batter the country every year, but the recent deluge has submerged entire communities, with AFP drone footage showing only the tops of houses visible.

There are currently more than 80,000 people sheltering at evacuation sites across the country, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

In the town of Ye in Mon state, people scrambled to stay afloat as they tried to swim to safety through swirling, muddy waters.

Others fled to rooftops or to higher ground, calling out to rescue boats for help.

AFP reporters saw workers desperately trying to repair roads damaged or washed away by the floods.

Rescuers also found more victims three days after a deadly landslide flattened 27 homes in Mon’s Ye Pyar Kone village Friday morning.

“Another dead body was found at 16:27 bringing the death toll to 59,” the fire service posted Monday afternoon on Facebook, adding that search operations were still ongoing.

Recovery teams have worked round-the-clock over the weekend, hindered by continuing downpours and deep mud as the stench of decaying bodies worsened.

Vice President Henry Van Thio visited Mon and pledged more boats for flood relief efforts, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar reported.

Bago, Tanintharyi, and Karen states and regions have also been badly hit, leaving emergency responders severely stretched.

Climate scientists in 2015 ranked Myanmar at the top of a global list of nations hardest hit by extreme weather.

That year more than 100 people died in floods that also displaced hundreds of thousands.

Source: VOICE OF AMERICA

Action to be taken against squatters at Sungai Buloh leprosy centre – Dr Mahathir

LANGKAWI, Aug 12 (Bernama) � Action will be taken against those who have encroached on land belonging to the National Leprosy Control Centre (PKKN) in Sungai Buloh, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said the government would also take steps to prevent further encroachment at the centre.

These people (squatters) know that this area is out of bounds but they still occupy it illegally.

When we take action they are angry but they are the ones who have broken the law. Going by the rule of law, we have to act when an offence is committed, he told reporters after attending a gathering with residents in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha celebrations at Masjid Al Huda in Padang Matsirat here today.

Dr Mahathir, who is also Langkawi Member of Parliament, said this when asked to comment on a newspaper report that suspected illegal immigrants continue to occupy abandoned government homes at PKKN.

The Berita Harian today reported that the squatters are using the site to plant grass for landscaping and run nurseries.

According to reports, in order to control the spread of leprosy, PKKN, located about 25 km from Kuala Lumpur, had been designated a restricted area from 1926 until 1996 when no new cases of leprosy were reported.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia

Dr Mahathir labels Dong Zong as racist for not agreeing with anything

LANGKAWI, Aug 12 (Bernama) � Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described Dong Zong, the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, as racist as it has never agreed with national education policies, including the introduction of Jawi calligraphy in schools.

The prime minister said apart from the Jawi calligraphy or khat issue, the group had also protested against the setting up of Vision School (Sekolah Wawasan) for fear of Chinese students mixing with other races.

Dong Zong is racist; we set up a campus in Vision School to put a Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (SJK) Cina, a SJK Tamil and a sekolah kebangsaan (national school) in one campus, but they were against it.

They are afraid to let their children mix with Malays, so they did not want it. They are against all (implemented by the government), never agreed with anything, he told reporters after attending a gathering with the residents of Padang Matsirat in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration here today.

He was asked to comment on Dong Zong’s move to organise a petition to protest the learning of Jawi calligraphy in vernacular schools.

Elaborating, Dr Mahathir said the decision to introduce khat was made in 2012 by the previous government but the Chinese pressure group did not raise its objection at that time.

He said the present government is practising a more open policy for groups to voice their views compared to the earlier government.

Dr Mahathir also said when the country wanted to achieve independence, the government introduced romanised writing to help non-Malays as it would be difficult for them to learn Jawi.

Now the Malays have to learn Jawi to read the Quran instead. So, why are we fighting? We have given special consideration in the interest of non-Malays, he said.

Asked whether policy matters should be discussed in the Cabinet before a decision is made, Dr Mahathir said almost all matters are discussed in the Cabinet but the contents of discussion are not made public.

Meanwhile, commenting on a call by Klang MP Charles Santiago who wanted the power of the prime minister in making decisions curbed, Dr Mahathir cynically said he will refer to Charles before making any decision.

In future, when making a decision, I will ask Charles Santiago; if he did not agree I will not make the decision. Of course, I have to obtain his view; he is on the same level as me, he said.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia

Dr Mahathir labels Dong Zong as racist for not agreeing with anything

LANGKAWI, Aug 12 (Bernama) � Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has described Dong Zong, the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, as racist as it has never agreed with national education policies, including the introduction of Jawi calligraphy in schools.

The prime minister said apart from the Jawi calligraphy or khat issue, the group had also protested against the setting up of Vision School (Sekolah Wawasan) for fear of Chinese students mixing with other races.

Dong Zong is racist; we set up a campus in Vision School to put a Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (SJK) Cina, a SJK Tamil and a sekolah kebangsaan (national school) in one campus, but they were against it.

They are afraid to let their children mix with Malays, so they did not want it. They are against all (implemented by the government), never agreed with anything, he told reporters after attending a gathering with the residents of Padang Matsirat in conjunction with the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration here today.

He was asked to comment on Dong Zong’s move to organise a petition to protest the learning of Jawi calligraphy in vernacular schools.

Elaborating, Dr Mahathir said the decision to introduce khat was made in 2012 by the previous government but the Chinese pressure group did not raise its objection at that time.

He said the present government is practising a more open policy for groups to voice their views compared to the earlier government.

Dr Mahathir also said when the country wanted to achieve independence, the government introduced romanised writing to help non-Malays as it would be difficult for them to learn Jawi.

Now the Malays have to learn Jawi to read the Quran instead. So, why are we fighting? We have given special consideration in the interest of non-Malays, he said.

Asked whether policy matters should be discussed in the Cabinet before a decision is made, Dr Mahathir said almost all matters are discussed in the Cabinet but the contents of discussion are not made public.

Meanwhile, commenting on a call by Klang MP Charles Santiago who wanted the power of the prime minister in making decisions curbed, Dr Mahathir cynically said he will refer to Charles before making any decision.

In future, when making a decision, I will ask Charles Santiago; if he did not agree I will not make the decision. Of course, I have to obtain his view; he is on the same level as me, he said.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia

Dr M: storm victims will be assisted in line with govt’s finances

LANGKAWI, Aug 12 (Bernama) � Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said the government will assist disaster victims in the country, including those affected by the storm which wreaked havoc in several areas in northern Peninsular Malaysia on Friday.

The prime minister said, however, the financial situation of the government would be taken into account when rendering such assistance.

We should only spend what we can. If we spend money we don’t have, we will face financial problems, he said, adding that the previous government had spent plenty of funds but now the people who need to pay the debts are us, not them.

Dr Mahathir commended the quick and early action of agencies concerned in reaching out to victims of Friday’s natural disaster, believed to have been caused by the tail end of Typhoon Lekima and which affected the whole of Langkawi.

He said this to reporters after attending a Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration at the Masjid Al Huda in Padang Matsirat here with residents from the area.

Also present were his wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali and Ayer Hangat assemblyman Juhari Bulat.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia