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Cambodian Passengers Can Kickstart 2023 with Wellness Travel to Malaysia PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- In its pursuit to providing accessible preventive healthcare and wellness options for global citizens, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) partners with AirAsia, offering AirAsia passengers from Cambodia a comprehensive premium wellness travel package in Georgetown, Penang. The package features a premium health screening at MHTC's Elite Member Hospital with solutions and treatments tailored to one's unique needs, paired with accommodation at a 5-star hotel and complete with leisure tour itineraries. Experience Malaysia Healthcare with 4 Days 3 Nights Premium Wellness Travel Package in Penang, Malaysia With rates starting from USD 1,500.00, the premium wellness package includes a Buy One (1) Free One (1) promotion for four (4) days and three (3) nights travel package, for AirAsia passengers that are taking a direct flight from Phnom Penh to Penang. The package purchased is for two (2) pax ensuring travellers a vacation alongside their loved ones. The partnership between MHTC and AirAsia is one of the initiatives under Malaysia Healthcare's Premium Wellness Programme, in an industry-wide collaborative effort with top-tier private hospitals, hotels, and travel companies in Malaysia to integrate comprehensive health screening with world-class accommodation, and leisure tour offerings into one convenient comprehensive premium package for healthcare travellers. "Malaysia Healthcare has been advocating the need to focus on preventive health and wellness, encouraging global citizens to adopt healthier lifestyles. As we begin the new year, we encourage travellers to kickstart 2023 with a health and wellness travel. It gives us great pleasure to partner with AirAsia, inviting healthcare travellers from Cambodia to come to Malaysia and 'Rediscover Health and Rejuvenate with Malaysia Healthcare', while indulging in the comforts of top-notch hotels and enjoy the country's touristic attractions via specially arranged tours," said Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, Chief Executive Officer of MHTC. "MHTC is actively exploring new avenues to reach out to healthcare and tourism players and form strategic partnerships in providing more healthcare and wellness travel options for global patients. Hence, our partnership with AirAsia marked another step forward for us in exploring strategic collaborative opportunities with like-minded partners to provide affordable, accessible, seamless, and end-to-end quality healthcare, and ensure that healthcare travellers to Malaysia are given the Best Healthcare Travel Experience," added Mohd Daud. Among the initiatives carried out by MHTC to introduce the unique health and wellness offerings in Malaysia was its recent participation in the World Travel Market 2022 (WTM) together with Tourism Malaysia and 50 Malaysian delegates from the tourism and healthcare sectors. MHTC's participation in the event also saw it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SHINON Healthcare, a leading Medical Assistance & Healthcare Consultancy that provides specially designed service offerings and packages to patients that are seeking treatment outside their country. With the signing of the MoU, SHINON Healthcare will be facilitating healthcare travellers from the identified source markets to experience Malaysia's world class quality, easily accessible and affordable healthcare, as well as promote business-to-business partnerships between the healthcare industries within the markets, with the aim to provide healthcare travellers with end-to-end seamless healthcare travel, offering them quality care for peace of mind. For more information on Malaysia Healthcare and its Premium Wellness Programme, please visit https://malaysiahealthcare.org or visit our social feeds at: www.facebook.com/MHTCMalaysia or at LinkedIn (Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council). ABOUT THE MALAYSIA HEALTHCARE TRAVEL COUNCIL The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is a government agency under the Ministry of Health Malaysia that has been entrusted with the responsibility of curating the country's healthcare travel scene. Founded in 2009, MHTC works to streamline industry players and service providers in facilitating and growing Malaysia's healthcare travel industry under the brand "Malaysia Healthcare" with the intended goal of making Malaysia the leading global healthcare destination. MHTC works closely with over 80 private healthcare facilities in Malaysia, who are registered members of MHTC.
Ithra presents new ways to experience and learn about KSA's cultural heritage at the Diriyah Islamic Arts Biennale
- Center takes a multidisciplinary approach at inaugural Islamic arts event DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) champions knowledge exploration and scientific discovery at the inaugural edition of the Diriyah Biennale Foundation's Islamic Arts Biennale. The Center takes a multidisciplinary approach to a reexamination of the relationship between culture and Islamic civilization at the biennale, held in Jeddah until April 23, 2023. Ithra displays 15 pieces of art and artefacts under title of “A Journey of Understanding” at the inaugural Diriyah Islamic Arts Biennale in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Ithra is where imagination is powered, ideas are born, knowledge shared and culture celebrated. All these elements are on display through a range of activities, including an art exhibition, an academic offering and the world premiere of a documentary film based on research into the Prophet Muhammad's hijrah from Makkah to Yathrib. In the Footsteps of the Prophet will be screened publicly for the first time at the biennale. In it, Dr. Abdullah Alkadi, one of the world's leading experts on the topic, retraces the Prophet's steps. It is based on Ithra's Hijrah exhibition, aimed at expanding people's knowledge of the event that saw Islam catapulted to a major religion that would give rise to a great civilization. Ithra's exhibition at the biennale, A Journey of Understanding is based on a reevaluation of Islamic visual culture considering audience research to better understand Saudi society's reception, knowledge and preconceptions of the field. It includes culturally significant items including a historic kiswa (the Kaʼba door curtain), ancient Qur'ans and manuscripts, and other artefacts. The exhibition is enriched by videos and two VR experiences offering visitors walkthroughs inside two of the world's iconic mosques. The Ithra Academy presents a series of workshops and masterclasses to support creatives and art enthusiasts in developing their skills – Artist Portfolio: Strategies to Showcase your Work; The Art of Looking at Art; and Traditional Islamic Illumination. "At Ithra we ignite cultural curiosity, stimulate knowledge exploration, and inspire creativity through the power of ideas, imagination and innovation," said Farah Abushullaih, Head of Ithra Museum. "We harness innovation to capture and showcase the Kingdom's cultural heritage at the Biennale. We present a range of significant historical artefacts and unique objects in ways that would appeal to a global audience, while our multidisciplinary approach is designed to elevate audiences' understanding of Islamic art." For more information, visit www.ithra.com. For Ithra's media kit, visit https://bit.ly/3D4yo6c.
OutSystems Named a Leader and Positioned Highest for "Ability to Execute" in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms
Recently recognized as "Customers' Choice" in the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights™ Report1, OutSystems is named a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for the sixth consecutive time SINGAPORE, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- OutSystems, a global leader in high-performance application development, today announced it has once again been named by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the January 2023 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms (LCAP). In its sixth consecutive time as a Leader2, OutSystems was positioned highest on the vertical axis for "ability to execute" based on its product/service, sales execution/pricing, customer experience, market responsiveness/record, overall viability, marketing execution, and operations. Low-code development continues to see high adoption growth due to demands for greater velocity in application delivery across large and midsize organizations with extreme engineering efficiency, continued scarcity of tech talent, and growing hybrid or borderless workforces. "LCAP continues to be the largest segment of low-code and is expected to reach $18.2 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 23.6% from 2021 through 2026".3 "The demand continues to intensify for new and superior apps that drive efficient operations and improve the bottom line. Faced with complex legacy systems and limited resources, development teams need an open platform that helps accelerate their pace of innovation for new customer experiences, services, and integrations," said Paulo Rosado, Founder and CEO of OutSystems. "OutSystems is changing the way software is built through high-performance application development. Along with our platform, we've built one of the industry's most robust ecosystems of low-code-specific app components to help all teams build exactly what their business needs now, with the power to rapidly evolve and innovate for the future." Unlike other vendors in the market, OutSystems enables a high-performance software development approach, which elevates the performance and productivity of development teams so they can build applications of any complexity or scale. The company's evolutionary approach to software development also gives customers the power to continuously evolve, integrate, and extend enterprise-grade applications to address new business demands and opportunities. The company's high-performance approach also allows users to create a wide variety of strategic, mission-critical apps to address their current and emerging business needs. Customers Validate the Power of High-Performance App Development In addition to the January 2023 Magic Quadrant, OutSystems was also recognized as the "Customers' Choice" in the March 2022 Gartner Peer Insights "'Voice of the Customer': Enterprise Low-Code Platforms" report, based on user reviews and feedback. Since the launch of the Peer Insights platform, users have shared more reviews (more than 700 reviews and counting) of OutSystems than of any other enterprise low-code vendor, with an overall score of 4.5/5 stars as of 11th January 2023. "The role of the IT leader has never been more difficult. The backlog of applications continues to grow and teams simply don't have the time or resources to keep up," said Pete Peterson, CTO of Riviera Partners. "I have used OutSystems at three different organizations, and each time, it was the catalyst for transformation. My teams and I have built strategic apps at a rapid pace while delivering exceptional value and saving millions of dollars in production costs. This is not a regular low-code tool, it's a platform for innovation." "We live in a world that requires our digital solutions to grow with our mission, to quickly extend value as opportunities arise, and to meet our constituents in a personalized and modern fashion," said John Rathje, Vice President and CIO, Division of Information Technology, Kent State University. "OutSystems provides us the development platform to quickly turn ideas into value, and it meets our goals for a sustainable and extensible solution architecture." Read a complimentary copy of the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms or the 2022 Gartner Peer Insights 'Voice of Customer': for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms. 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Gartner Peer Insights "'Voice of the Customer': Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms" - 31 March 2022 2021: Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms - 20 September 2021 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms - 30 September 2020 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms - 8 August 2019 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service - 26 April 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service - 27 April 2017 Forecast Analysis: Low-Code Development Technologies, Worldwide - 27 October 2022 About OutSystems OutSystems was founded in 2001 with the mission to give every organization the power to innovate through software. The OutSystems high-performance low-code platform gives technology leaders and developers the tools to rapidly build and deploy their own business-critical applications. The company's network spans more than 600,000 community members, 400+ partners, and active customers in 87 countries across 22 industries. OutSystems is "The #1 Low-Code Platform®" and a recognized leader by analysts, IT executives, business leaders, and developers around the world. Some of the most well-known brands use OutSystems to turn their big ideas into software that moves their business, people, and the world forward. Learn more at www.outsystems.com.
The new server will make the world of Albion even more accessible to millions of players across the regionBERLIN, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 25 January 2023 - Albion Online, the fantasy sandbox MMORPG developed by Sandbox Interactive, announced the launch of a new server, Albion East, for the Asia-Pacific region today. Along with offering a new beginning in the world of Albion, the new server promises much faster connection speeds, better ping and lower latency, with time-gated events optimised for the region's time-zones for players throughout Australia, East Asia and Southeast Asia. Albion Online unveils new server Albion East for Asia Pacific The game is free to play, but players can gain full access to the closed beta testing servers that launch in February 2023, as well as early access to the Albion East server, through the purchase of Founder Packs. Along with beta and early access, Founder Packs will include protection for existing character and guild names and numerous valuable in-game items including Gold (the game's premium currency), Premium (which provides players with additional QOL and speeds up progression), and exclusive Founder-only Nametags, Avatars, and Vanity Items. Watch the new "Coming to Asia" trailer here: https://bit.ly/3GYlmbt Check out the dedicated "Albion East" landing page: https://albiononline.com/asia Learn more about the closed beta and Beta Guild Season exclusively for Founders: https://albiononline.com/news/closed-beta Features of the "Albion East" (Asia Pacific) server: A new and untouched version of the game, where all players start as equals and can claim their own piece of Albion; A game world that is fully separate and independent from the existing "Albion West" server; Greatly improved connection speeds and ping for the whole Asia-Pacific region; Timings of game and server events (territory battles, Crystal League, Faction Warfare, maintenance, etc.) that are optimised for the region; Founders can participate in the closed beta prior to server launch, with accelerated Fame progression, and gain early access to the full server launch, as well as reserving existing character and guild names. Sandbox Interactive's Game Director Robin Henkys describes the new server as a major milestone in the game's development: "The Albion community has always been truly global, and the new server will make the world of Albion more accessible than ever for countless players. We look forward to welcoming new and existing players to the Albion East server and seeing this new version of the world of Albion take shape." Watch the "What is Albion Online?" video here: https://bit.ly/3kBNz0a Available for download at the Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/albion-online/id1202788573 and the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.albiononline. For more on Albion Online: https://albiononline.com Tweet #1: "Albion Online announces new dedicated "Albion East" server for gamers in Asia Pacific!" Tweet #2: "The new Albion East server will offer much faster connection speeds and optimised event times for players throughout Asia Pacific. Welcome to a new dawn of Albion Online!" Hashtag: #SandboxInteractive #AlbionOnlineThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About Albion OnlineAlbion Online is a Sandbox MMORPG featuring full-loot combat, a fully player-driven economy, and a classless "you are what you wear" skill system. The game is fully cross-platform, playable on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, or Android with a single account, and is localized into numerous languages including Japanese, Korean, Traditional/Simplified Chinese, and Indonesian. Albion Online launched in 2017, launched for Steam in 2018, went free to play in 2019, and officially launched on mobile in 2021. Rather than offering a linear path with predetermined quests, Albion Online allows players to write their own stories and play in countless different ways. Deep guild, alliance, and faction systems allow players to join up with friends and allies to claim territories and take part in massive battles. Gathering, crafting, and trading are all essential parts of Albion's player-based economy, offering fame and fortune for players with sufficient skill and ambition. And Albion's sprawling world, with five biomes spread across two massive continents, offers nearly endless opportunities for exploration and discovery, with a huge range of PvE and PvP options for solo and group players alike. About Sandbox InteractiveAlbion Online is developed by the Berlin-based studio Sandbox Interactive, which was founded in 2012 by a core group of dedicated MMORPG enthusiasts and has since grown to a team of 80 people. Sandbox Interactive follows the belief that the creation of your own world and interaction with other players are paramount to entertainment, and that these ideas are truly brought to life in the sandbox genre. With Albion Online, the studio has created the world's first truly cross-platform Sandbox MMORPG – a game that places compelling gameplay and the player experience squarely in the foreground.
SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 January 2023 - DeKorea is pleased to announce the launch of a new range of carefully designed, sustainable and non-hazardous feature wall panels that aim to promote better environmental and human health. Homeowners who are looking to renovate their spaces may look to the new range for high-quality feature wall designs such as fluted panel feature walls, European-style wainscoting and light-weight wall tiles. The rise of ocean temperatures and frequent changes in climate patterns has led to an increased need to become more environmentally conscious. DeKorea strives to do their part for the environment with the launch of their latest collection, which features sustainable and non-hazardous wall panels that have been carefully designed with intention. These wall panels contain hardwood charcoal powder, a material that eliminates foul odours and hazardous chemicals in the air which are especially common in newly constructed buildings. Moreover, they also contain polystyrene moulding, which does not decay, deform or warp from moisture, and can be used in wet or humid areas like bathrooms and gymnasiums. DeKorea is an established online store that offers a wide range of home decoration products to transform any room -- from self-adhesive laminating sheets for cabinets to high quality Korean paint. Given the fact that the average Singaporean spends approximately 93% of their life indoors, the company hopes to help all homeowners feel comfortable and safe in their homes with their products. Moving forward, customers may look forward to exclusive promotions, exciting social media events and attractive prizes, including free installations of the brand’s feature wall panels. With an aim to build a close-knit community, the company’s website is also undergoing a major revamp to encourage customers to share their own unique thoughts, tips, and perspectives on home design. With the launch of a new range of sustainable and non-hazardous wall panels, DeKorea hopes to transform homes into a conduit that reconnects individuals with the positive impacts of nature. For more information, please visit https://dekorea.com.sg/. Hashtag: #DeKorea #HomeDecorThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
High-Protein, Gluten-Free Pasta: Chula's Research to Ensure the Good Health of Gluten-Intolerant People
BANGKOK, Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- A faculty member of Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Science has researched and developed high-protein, gluten-free pasta noodles for gluten-intolerant health-lovers. For noodle lovers, pasta is one popular item with its chewy yet soft texture and delicious taste. However, not everyone can fully enjoy pasta due to intolerance to gluten for some— a type of protein commonly found in wheat products, including pasta. "Studies show that some consumers are intolerant to gluten and are unable to consume any foods containing the protein. Ingestion could lead to the dysfunction of multiple systems in the body. In the digestive system, for example, it could cause severe damage to the small intestine, reducing the ability to digest and absorb foods. We wanted to develop a gluten-free pasta product to serve the needs of this group of consumers, as well as those who care about their health," explained Associate Professor Dr. Kanitha Tananuwong, a lecturer at the Department of Food Technology, the Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, head of the research team, of the background of the research and development of high–protein, gluten–free pasta from mung beans. Mung Beans, the Solution for Gluten-Free Pasta Although gluten-free pasta is now available in the market, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanitha said such products are made from rice flour, which causes the pasta to lose the chewiness that makes it unique. They also have lower protein content than wheat pasta. Nowadays, many attempts have been made to heighten the quality of rice flour pasta by adding ingredients. To increase the protein, animal-based proteins like egg white and whey proteins or plant-based proteins like soybeans have been added. Different types of hydrocolloids have also been used to improve the texture and cooking quality, but such ingredients may need to be imported or are expensive. "Mung beans are an alternative ingredient which has the appropriate qualities. The best part is they can increase protein to pasta and help with the texture and cooking quality, not to mention that they're easy to find here in Thailand," said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanitha. Recipe Testing for Concentrated Mung Bean Protein Pasta The research team came up with the perfect recipes for developing gluten-free pasta using the scientific and statistical methods. With three main ingredients—rice flour, mung bean flour, and concentrated mung bean protein, they developed 4 basic pasta recipes with 17-24% of protein, which is higher than wheat pasta, which contains only 14% of protein. "After mixing the pasta dough, we ran it through a pasta extruder to make spaghetti using the extrusion process under high temperatures, pressure, and mechanical shear. Then, the cut pasta is dehydrated until the moisture is no more than 12%," Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanitha detailed the process. The finished pasta must be inspected for significant characteristics, such as an evaluation of cooking quality and of cooked pasta texture under a texture analyzer. More importantly, consumers' acceptance was tested through a tasting of cooked pasta. Gluten-Free Pasta from Chula Well Received by Consumers Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanitha said for the appearance, taste, and texture when mixed with a sauce and overall preference, the gluten-free pasta with 20% protein, which is the best recipe developed, received similar scores to wheat pasta, but with higher protein content, making this gluten-free pasta both delicious and good for health. Not only does this gluten-free pasta meet the health demands, but it also contributes to improving the quality of life and economy of our farmers. The ingredients used in developing the pasta are domestically grown, which can increase income for Thai farmers and reduce the country's expenses from importing ingredients. From Research to Department Stores, a Collaboration with the Business Sector Thai Wah (Public Company Limited), which has funded the research project, has successfully received the research on high-protein, gluten-free pasta. "A benefit of collaborating with the private sector is our research has a chance to hit the shelves in the market. With a clear research problem, we can directly respond to the needs of the industrial sector. The funding company also contributed to a pasta extruder machine to create the pasta in our project," said Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanitha. She also mentioned future collaborations with the private sector to refine the production of concentrated plant-based proteins to be used in making alternative protein drinks for the good health of everyone. For more information: Associate Professor Kanitha Tananuwong, Ph.D. Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University Tel. +66 2218 5515-6 Email: Kanitha.T@chula.ac.th For the full release and more images, please visit: https://www.chula.ac.th/en/highlight/97869/ About Chulalongkorn University Chulalongkorn University sets the standard as a university of innovations for society and is listed in the World's Top 100 Universities for Academic Reputation, in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2021. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Miss Thanita Wangvanichapan at (+66) 2218 3280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org