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​Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts "Princess Mermaid Sweets Buffet"

TOKYO, June 22 (Bernama) -- Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan's most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host the "Princess Mermaid Sweets Buffet" in commemoration of the fairy tale written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen at our All Day Dining Restaurant "Jurin" from July 1 (Sunday) to September 30 (Sunday), 2018. This year's buffet will offer a wide range of colorful desserts based on the "deep blue color of the cornflower" and other various flowers specially prepared by our patissiers and patterned after various sea creatures reminiscent of characters portrayed in the Little Mermaid fairy tale. Some of delectable desserts include clams made of chocolate and "deep sea mousse" made in a colorful blue using passion fruit and pineapple flavorings.

The wide variety of delicious desserts prepared by our hotel patissiers will be served at our All Day Dining Restaurant "Jurin", which is known for its special seasonal meals based upon various fairy tales including "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", "Beauty and The Beast" and others. These events are especially popular amongst female guests in their 20s to 30s for the highly photogenic desserts which can be used in posts on various social media. This time marks the third year that this dessert buffet based upon the theme of "The Little Mermaid" is held, and our patissiers have created new desserts for the entertainment of our guests. In addition, the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo will also offer a special guest plan entitled "Temptation of the Little Mermaid" until September 17 (Monday) that includes use of our Sky Pool.

 

Westinghouse Loads Fuel In Second AP1000® Nuclear Power Plant

Haiyang Unit 1 joins Sanmen 1 in start-up process

HAIYANG, China, June 22 (Bernama) --
Westinghouse Electric Company and its customers, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Shangdong Nuclear Power Company Limited (SDNPC) announced today that Haiyang Unit 1, the AP1000 nuclear power plant located in Haiyang, Shandong Province, China, has begun to load fuel.

"This is a great day for Westinghouse, our China partners and the nuclear industry. Haiyang Unit 1 continues to demonstrate our ability to deliver safe, innovative solutions for power generation, " said José Emeterio Gutiérrez, Westinghouse president and chief executive officer. He added, "Westinghouse will continue to deploy AP1000 technology throughout the world and demonstrate our technical leadership in the nuclear energy industry. "

 

​First Westinghouse AP1000® Nuclear Plant Sanmen 1 Completes Initial Criticality

SANMEN, China, June 22 (Bernama) -- Westinghouse Electric Company, China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) announced today that the world´s first AP1000 nuclear power plant located in Sanmen, Zhejiang Province, China has successfully completed initial criticality.

"Today we completed the final major milestone before commercial operation for Westinghouse´s AP1000 nuclear power plant technology, " said José Emeterio Gutiérrez, Westinghouse president and chief executive officer. "We are one step closer to delivering the world´s first AP1000 plant to our customer and the world - with our customers, we will provide our customers in China with safe, reliable and clean energy from Sanmen 1. "

 

QuintessenceLabs Named As Technology Pioneer By World Economic Forum

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 21 (Bernama) -- QuintessenceLabs, a global leader in the development of commercial quantum-based cybersecurity solutions, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum´s "technology pioneers. " The company was founded in 2008 by Vikram Sharma, following research on quantum technology at the Australian National University. QuintessenceLabs strengthens data security by integrating advanced quantum technology with best-in-class data protection solutions. These solutions address some of today´s most pressing cybersecurity challenges while preparing organizations for tomorrow´s quantum computing threat to data security. QuintessenceLabs´ products include the world´s fastest commercial quantum random number generator, an advanced encryption key and security policy manager, and "virtual zeroization " solutions to secure sensitive data collected in uncontrolled environments. The company is also a frontrunner in the development of quantum key distribution technology.

The World Economic Forum´s Technology Pioneers community are early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

 

NGINX Raises $43 Million in Series C Funding to Accelerate Application Modernisation and Digital Transformation for Enterprises

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO, June 21 (Bernama) -- NGINX, Inc., the company based on the popular open source project and offering a suite of technologies designed to develop and deliver modern applications, has raised $43 million in Series C funding led by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity (GS Growth), a platform within Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division. NGINX has experienced tremendous growth and customer traction, including adoption by more than 30% of the Fortune 50. With this latest round, NGINX will accelerate its mission to help enterprises on their journey to microservices - a modern approach to application development. The Series C brings NGINX's total funding to $103 million.

"As a former IT executive, I've seen what it takes to manage enterprise applications at scale. We took a hard look at many of the emerging vendors helping enterprises scale and modernise their applications. We invested in NGINX for three key reasons," says David Campbell, a Managing Director in Goldman Sachs' Merchant Banking Division who will join the NGINX board of directors as part of the investment. "First, NGINX is a globally recognised technology leader with a pervasive footprint and adoption by more than half of the busiest websites in the world. Secondly, we believe NGINX's open source approach and participation in the Linux ecosystem gives them unique advantage over the traditional proprietary appliance business models. And critically, the NGINX management team has the proven experience it takes to execute and gain commercial traction."

 

Keeping Up With The Disruptive Start-Up Industry And How To Stay Relevant

KUALA LUMPUR, June 21 (Bernama) -- Stay relevant in this disruptive market we are today. Whether you are an ambitious executive, a dynamic CEO or a successful organisation, ASEAN DISRUPTIVE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2018 (ADLS2018) is a place to be for latest industry knowledge to serve the market better without being disrupted.

SHAPERS Malaysia Sdn Bhd (SHAPERS), a leading event industry player in Malaysia and in collaboration with Country Heights Holding Bhd will gather five internationally recognised ‘gurus´ to talk and elaborate on the topic of disruption to transform thousands of future leaders from all over Malaysia and the ASEAN region. The inaugural ADLS2018 Conference is happening on 9th July 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia.

 

​At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy Announces Speaking Events For Professor Hervé THIS

World renowned chemist and innovator will visit Singapore as part of At-Sunrice´s 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series

SINGAPORE, June 21 (Bernama) -- At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy, the National University of Singapore and Science Centre Singapore announced today that Professor Hervé THIS, the internationally renowned chemist and pioneering founder of the cutting edge field of Molecular Gastronomy, will be holding a series of events and speaking engagements the week of 24 June in Singapore.

"At-Sunrice is honoured to bring Professor THIS to Singapore for our 2018 Distinguished Speaker Series and introduce an entirely new audience to his revolutionary and inspiring approach to the culinary sciences, " said Dr. Kwan Lui, founder of At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy. "We encourage our At-Sunrice students to go beyond the craft and art of culinary education into the five domains incorporating Craft, Art, Science, Gastronomy and the Business of Food. Professor THIS uses chemistry, physics and biology to challenge traditional ideas of cooking and eating - and his discoveries will intrigue chefs, gourmets, famers, supply chain and scientists on all levels. "