Daily Archives: April 9, 2018

CP Kelco Adds Four Non-GMO Project Verified Gellan Gums to Portfolio

ATLANTA, April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, announced today that four additional KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum products are Non-GMO Project (NGP) verified. NGP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply in North America.

Since the company’s discovery of gellan gum, CP Kelco has evolved its product line to meet global market needs, including consumers’ demand for non-GMO options. CP Kelco now offers 13 NGP-verified gellan gum products in its comprehensive portfolio:

KELCOGEL HA-B [E] KELCOGEL CG-LA [E]
KELCOGEL LT 100 [E] KELCOGEL F [E]
KELCOGEL LT 100-P [E] KELCOGEL HF-B [E]
KELCOGEL [E] KELCOGEL HM-B [E]
KELCOGEL APL-B [E] KELCOGEL HM-PURE [E]
KELCOGEL APM-B [E] KELCOGEL HS-B [E]
KELCOGEL CG-HA [E]

These high-quality gellan gums provide protein protection, texture, gelling properties and particle suspension in a variety of applications, including but not limited to fruit juice beverages, alternative dairy beverages (i.e., soy, almond), flavored milks, acidified protein drinks, ambient yogurt drinks, sauces and personal care.

For the most up-to-date list of CP Kelco NGP verified products, visit the Non-GMO Project website. To learn more about these products and how to develop or improve formulations, send an email to solutions@cpkelco.com or visit http://www.cpkelco.com/.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of J.M. Huber Corporation, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit http://www.cpkelco.com/ for more information.

CONTACT:
Michele Cacdac-Jones
Office: +1 678 247 7149
Mobile: +1 770 743 0564
michele.cacdac-jones@cpkelco.com

CP Kelco Adds Four Non-GMO Project Verified Gellan Gums to Portfolio

ATLANTA, April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid solutions, announced today that four additional KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum products are Non-GMO Project (NGP) verified. NGP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and protecting a non-GMO food supply in North America.

Since the company’s discovery of gellan gum, CP Kelco has evolved its product line to meet global market needs, including consumers’ demand for non-GMO options. CP Kelco now offers 13 NGP-verified gellan gum products in its comprehensive portfolio:

KELCOGEL HA-B [E] KELCOGEL CG-LA [E]
KELCOGEL LT 100 [E] KELCOGEL F [E]
KELCOGEL LT 100-P [E] KELCOGEL HF-B [E]
KELCOGEL [E] KELCOGEL HM-B [E]
KELCOGEL APL-B [E] KELCOGEL HM-PURE [E]
KELCOGEL APM-B [E] KELCOGEL HS-B [E]
KELCOGEL CG-HA [E]

These high-quality gellan gums provide protein protection, texture, gelling properties and particle suspension in a variety of applications, including but not limited to fruit juice beverages, alternative dairy beverages (i.e., soy, almond), flavored milks, acidified protein drinks, ambient yogurt drinks, sauces and personal care.

For the most up-to-date list of CP Kelco NGP verified products, visit the Non-GMO Project website. To learn more about these products and how to develop or improve formulations, send an email to solutions@cpkelco.com or visit http://www.cpkelco.com/.

About CP Kelco

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, and part of J.M. Huber Corporation, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of consumer and household products and industrial applications, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit http://www.cpkelco.com/ for more information.

CONTACT:
Michele Cacdac-Jones
Office: +1 678 247 7149
Mobile: +1 770 743 0564
michele.cacdac-jones@cpkelco.com

Active Nutrition International Takes PowerBar and Dymatize Online Using the Descartes pixi* Warehouse Management Solution

MUNICH, Germany, April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Munich-based Active Nutrition International GmbH has launched ecommerce channels in Germany and Austria using the Descartes pixi* warehouse management solution (WMS) to support order fulfillment for its PowerBar and Dymatize sports nutrition brands via two new online marketplaces, www.powerbar.eu and www.dymatize-athletic-nutrition.com.

“The new online shops for our sports nutrition products represent how we are expanding our market presence with exciting new direct-to-consumer channels,” explained Ronald Thomas, eCommerce manager at Active Nutrition International. “The Descartes pixi* WMS helps us with innovative capabilities for ecommerce logistics to easily meet consumer demands for speed with same-day shipping. The solution has the features and capabilities we require to optimize warehouse processes and to quickly scale our growing business-to-consumer (B2C) operations.”

Using the Descartes pixi* WMS, Active Nutrition International is automating the ecommerce processes associated with managing and fulfilling online orders across an integrated multichannel warehouse for both B2B and B2C goods. As consumers place orders online, Descartes pixi* WMS communicates seamlessly with existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial systems to control the entire supply chain without any manual intervention, from order receipt through to shipment processing and returns management.

“We’re delighted to help Active Nutrition International expand its direct-to-consumer presence with our ecommerce solution,” said Gregor Walter, Vice President of Product Strategy Ecommerce at Descartes. “As ecommerce continues to transform industries and supply chains, the Descartes pixi* WMS offers retailers worldwide a way to enable their ecommerce fulfillment operations to efficiently deliver a superior customer experience.”

About Active Nutrition International GmbH
Active Nutrition International GmbH joins with PowerBar, Dymatize and Premier Protein, three unique sports nutrition brands dedicated to providing athletes with optimal sports nutrition. PowerBar has its roots in endurance sports and stands for modern, nutrient-rich products that supply ambitioned athletes with the necessary energy.
Dymatize provides the nutrient base with proteins, gainers and other nutritional supplements that allow athletes to reap the rewards of a hard workout. Premier Protein stands for Lean Protein and Great Taste. It provides the perfect energy to make the most of your day. Over 30 years ago we started with the vision to revolutionize sports nutrition. As market leaders that help to define the market, our brands operate worldwide today, with a strong focus on Central and Western Europe. Learn more at www.active-nutrition-international.com.

About Descartes Systems Group        
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (“forward-looking statements”) that relate to Descartes’ solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, “Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results” in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada including Descartes most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case, the trading price of our common shares could decline, perhaps materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purposes of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

Global Media Contact 
Mavi Silveira
Tel: +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416    
msilveira@descartes.com

Active Nutrition International Takes PowerBar and Dymatize Online Using the Descartes pixi* Warehouse Management Solution

MUNICH, Germany, April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Munich-based Active Nutrition International GmbH has launched ecommerce channels in Germany and Austria using the Descartes pixi* warehouse management solution (WMS) to support order fulfillment for its PowerBar and Dymatize sports nutrition brands via two new online marketplaces, www.powerbar.eu and www.dymatize-athletic-nutrition.com.

“The new online shops for our sports nutrition products represent how we are expanding our market presence with exciting new direct-to-consumer channels,” explained Ronald Thomas, eCommerce manager at Active Nutrition International. “The Descartes pixi* WMS helps us with innovative capabilities for ecommerce logistics to easily meet consumer demands for speed with same-day shipping. The solution has the features and capabilities we require to optimize warehouse processes and to quickly scale our growing business-to-consumer (B2C) operations.”

Using the Descartes pixi* WMS, Active Nutrition International is automating the ecommerce processes associated with managing and fulfilling online orders across an integrated multichannel warehouse for both B2B and B2C goods. As consumers place orders online, Descartes pixi* WMS communicates seamlessly with existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and financial systems to control the entire supply chain without any manual intervention, from order receipt through to shipment processing and returns management.

“We’re delighted to help Active Nutrition International expand its direct-to-consumer presence with our ecommerce solution,” said Gregor Walter, Vice President of Product Strategy Ecommerce at Descartes. “As ecommerce continues to transform industries and supply chains, the Descartes pixi* WMS offers retailers worldwide a way to enable their ecommerce fulfillment operations to efficiently deliver a superior customer experience.”

About Active Nutrition International GmbH
Active Nutrition International GmbH joins with PowerBar, Dymatize and Premier Protein, three unique sports nutrition brands dedicated to providing athletes with optimal sports nutrition. PowerBar has its roots in endurance sports and stands for modern, nutrient-rich products that supply ambitioned athletes with the necessary energy.
Dymatize provides the nutrient base with proteins, gainers and other nutritional supplements that allow athletes to reap the rewards of a hard workout. Premier Protein stands for Lean Protein and Great Taste. It provides the perfect energy to make the most of your day. Over 30 years ago we started with the vision to revolutionize sports nutrition. As market leaders that help to define the market, our brands operate worldwide today, with a strong focus on Central and Western Europe. Learn more at www.active-nutrition-international.com.

About Descartes Systems Group        
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (“forward-looking statements”) that relate to Descartes’ solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, “Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results” in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada including Descartes most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case, the trading price of our common shares could decline, perhaps materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purposes of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

Global Media Contact 
Mavi Silveira
Tel: +1(800) 419-8495 ext. 202416    
msilveira@descartes.com

#DeleteFacebook – VPN.com Takes Protest of Cambridge Analytica Scandal to U.S. Capitol & Facebook’s Headquarters

WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO and AUSTIN, Texas, April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VPN.com is taking the fight for privacy and security directly to Facebook’s doorsteps and the U.S. Capitol. The company has organized protests in multiple major cities (Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Austin) to advocate for consumer privacy rights and online security.

The peaceful protests are expected to attract thousands, and will feature local and national news coverage. VPN.com will be on site with at least a half-dozen 24-foot box trucks at the U.S. Capitol, Facebook’s Headquarters and its Austin campus to represent the will of the people by displaying: #DeleteFacebook and #OurPrivacyMatters on the sides of each truck.

  • #DeleteFacebook Protest at the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees Joint Hearing
    • Date: Tuesday April 10, 2018 – starting at 1pm EDT
    • Address: First St. NE, Washington, DC 20515
    • Location: Outside the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center
  • #DeleteFacebook Protest at the U.S. Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing
    • Date: Wednesday April 11, 2018 – starting at 9am EDT
    • Address: 45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515
    • Location: Outside the Rayburn House Office Building
  • #DeleteFacebook Protest at Facebook Headquarters
    • To Be Determined

As an organization fighting for consumer privacy and security rights across the globe, VPN.com has already put the CEO of Netflix, Reed Hastings, on notice. His unwillingness to remove the current Netflix VPN ban requires customers to choose between their privacy and entertainment; Hastings also happens to sit on Facebook’s Board of Directors. VPN.com believes this reinforces the need to have a voice for consumers’ privacy rights.

The unprecedented #DeleteFacebook protests follow in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal—which has resulted in the unauthorized dissemination and unconsented use of the private data of more than 87 million accounts—with the potential exposure affecting as many as 2 billion profiles; or approximately the entire user base of Facebook.

In the aftermath, globally recognized names—which include Mozilla, Tesla, Elon Musk and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton—have deleted their Facebook accounts. The list continues to grow each minute across all products and services that the company offers.

Michael Gargiulo, CEO of VPN.com, asks three important questions that all consumers should take seriously:

“Facebook has known about this particular breach for at least 861 days and is likely trying to disclose the damage now only because this scandal has just been revealed. What other breaches have occurred since then? What did insiders know about these breaches? And did they make trades of Facebook stock based on this information?”

“The goal of our #DeleteFacebook campaign is to raise awareness about the true costs of using free, unregulated platforms and services like Facebook that can expose your private information,” he adds. “Tragically, millions of Americans are clueless as to how their data is being used, even in light of this and other recent breaches.”

For more information on #DeleteFacebook, #OurPrivacyMatters and deleting your Facebook profile, please visit: https://vpn.com/facebook

For media inquiries, please email: pr@vpn.com
For phone inquiries, please call: (855) 876-3278

About VPN.com

VPN.com is the worldwide leader in Virtual Private Network (VPN) research and statistics. The company has collected 188,000 data points spanning more than 900 VPN providers, giving people the only way to quickly review and compare hundreds of VPN services at once. VPN.com’s mission is to help 1 billion people protect their privacy online by 2025. The company aims to accomplish this through transparent research and by fighting for privacy rights across the globe.

Find your VPN today at: https://www.vpn.com

Cisco Continues To Evolve Its Routing Portfolio for Mass-Scale Networking to Meet Carriers’ Needs

Global Service Providers Rely on Cisco for Networking Innovation

PARIS, MPLS+SDN+NFV World Congress, April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The explosive growth in IP traffic continues to create opportunities and challenges for service providers who are focused on delivering compelling services to retain and grow their customer base. Changing network traffic patterns show 35% of Internet traffic will be carried metro-to-metro in 20211, up from 22% in 2016, with more devices connected to the network. As a result, service providers are adjusting their network routing plans to distribute features further to the edge for improved performance.

Cisco is leading with innovation that allows carriers to transform their networks to deal with the explosion in traffic growth and change in traffic patterns led by mobile apps and connections, IoT, video, 5G and more. Cisco has responded with innovative hardware, software and security additions to its service provider routing platform to offer a mix of options for customers needing feature-rich platforms with higher density to support intense bandwidth demands.

Powered by Cisco IOS XR, the industry’s most trusted network operating system, this expanded portfolio offers an abundance of features that help to simplify operations such as zero-touch deployment, advanced programmability and model-driven telemetry.

Routing hardware additions include:

  • Cisco NCS 500 Series: Featuring a unified, single operating system (Cisco IOS XR), it addresses converged wireline and wireless 5G-ready requirements for fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul, and future evolutions of carrier ethernet networks; It addresses various bandwidth needs ranging from 1 Gigabyte to 100 Gbps interfaces in small form factors.
  • Cisco ASR 9901:  Also featuring a unified, single operating system (Cisco IOS XR), it supports applications such as distributed provider edge, Internet peering, metro aggregation and broadband network gateway (BNG) in a space-optimized platform; It delivers 900 Gbps of throughput while also providing flexibility in terms of port speeds ranging from 1 to 100 Gbps with industry-leading MACsec encryption support across all ports.
  • Cisco NCS 5500 Series: New components include:
    • Two fixed chassis supporting 24 and 36 100GE ports
    • A 36 100GE ports line card targeted at high-density core, mobile backhaul and data center interconnect use cases; Offers flexible port configuration supporting 10G/25G/40G and 100G per port with enhanced scale capabilities (external TCAM)
    • A compact 2RU router targeted at high-density metro aggregation, mobile backhaul networks and long-haul connectivity use cases; Delivers maximum flexibility with the support of Modular Port Adapters (MPA) with options of different port types and MACsec encryption support.

Routing software additions include:

  • Segment Routing: Offers service providers more control over Internet traffic by delivering a unified transport fabric across aggregation, edge, core and data center network domains with unmatched simplicity, resiliency and scalability; With Segment Routing Flexible Algorithm, a new addition to the Cisco Segment Routing Traffic Engineering toolkit, service providers can:
    • Optimize the same physical network infrastructure along various dimensions such as low-latency, bandwidth or path disjointness.
    • Custom fit 5G network slices to specific applications
  • Ethernet VPN (EVPN): Cisco is now offering seamless integration with Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS), helping service providers speed up migration from VPLS to EVPN as another method to provide Ethernet-based multipoint to multipoint communication over IP or MPLS networks; EVPN offers improved scalability, optimal forwarding and helps prevent traffic floods.

With more applications and devices connected to the network, security threats are significantly increasing. Cisco is securing the service provider network at three levels to help protect against current and future threats:

  • Hardware: Ensuring platform integrity while in transit from factories to customer premises
  • Software: Providing secure boot and integrity check to ensure the software that is installed is genuine and unmodified
  • Network: Offering MACsec hardware support to encrypt traffic between network nodes as well as scalable anti-DDoS

“Cisco continues to drive innovation in service provider routing to help our customers uplevel their architectures and be one step ahead in managing their network traffic demands,” said Jonathan Davidson, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Networking, Cisco. “As the majority of our customers get ready for 5G, our unmatched portfolio of options offers intent-based networking practices to enable networks to self-heal without service interruptions.”

“We needed a future-proof networking platform to support high-density 100G interfaces with optimized power consumption to deliver ultrabroadband connections,” said Marco Arioli, senior manager of Network Engineering at Fastweb. “With the Cisco NCS 5500 platform, we are getting the scale and power efficiency we were looking for and are reaping the benefits of a seamless and unified software fabric, powered by Cisco IOS XR to accelerate our time-to-market and streamline adoption of new services.”

“We are building a widespread and efficient network to speed broadband adoption across Italy,” said Domenico Angotti, head of Engineering at Open Fiber. “We are deploying Cisco NCS 5500 in our national Points of Presence to give us the performance and high-density of 100GE interfaces with lower power consumption, and a rich set of YANG data models that are essential to advanced network programmability.”

“Shentel is evolving its network to support 100G interfaces to keep pace with the growth of Internet services and lay the foundation for 5G services,” said Edward McKay, senior vice president, Wireline and Engineering, Shentel. “Cisco IOS XR and segment routing technology is helping to simplify our operations with an SDN architecture designed to support multi-path routing with extreme scale across our core networks.”

Cisco is leading the disruption in the industry with its technology innovations in systems; silicon; software and security; and its unrivalled expertise in mass-scale networking, automation, optical, optics, cable access, video, and mobility. Combining these capabilities with Cisco’s portfolio of go-to-market security, collaboration, IoT, and professional services, we enable service providers, media and web companies to reduce cost and complexity, help secure their networks, and grow revenue.

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RoK low-cost carrier to open air route to Da Nang

South Korea’s low cost carrier Air Seoul announced on Monday that it will launch a new route to the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang as an effort to expand its services in the Asia-Pacific region.

The carrier’s spokesperson revealed that the debut flight will take off on May 18, using A321 aircraft. Air Seoul is currently offering services on routes to 16 cities in five countries and territories, namely Japan, Cambodia, Malaysia, China’s Hong Kong and the US territory of Guam. There are around 160,000 Vietnamese people living in the RoK, with about 150,000 Koreans in Vietnam. South Korea ranks second in terms of the number of tourists to the country. Last year, Vietnam welcomed more than 2 million Korean visitors, a surge of 56.4 percent year-on-year.

Source: VOV5