Connect with us

News

Balfour Beatty, as Part of LINXS Joint Venture, Completes Major Milestones on the LAX Automated People Mover Project

gbafNews28

Balfour Beatty, as part of the LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS Constructors) joint venture team, completed an important milestone in the delivery of Los Angeles International Airports (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) by placing concrete for the first segment of the 2.25-mile elevated guideway and completing structural steel erection activities for the Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF). When complete, the project will play a key role in delivering a long-term transformative transportation solution that eases traffic congestion, provides reliable access to airline terminals and brings jobs and opportunities to the Los Angeles community.

The concrete placement for the first segment of the elevated guideway is a critical component of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), setting the foundation for the APMs electric train system that will transport travelers into and out of LAX. In addition to the approximately 1,000 cubic yards of concrete for the construction of the first guideway deck, the nine-acre MSF site has vertically erected all buildings that will operate and maintain the APM trains and systems.

Concrete placement for the first segment of guideway represents the latest achievement in a series of significant critical construction milestones for our team, said Sharon Gookin, project director at LINXS Constructors. It is exciting to see our teams hard work and effort has come together in a visually demonstrative way.

An estimated 72,000 cubic yards of concrete will be used to construct the entire guideway which includes foundation piles, columns, guideway deck and concrete tracks. A significant construction milestone for the LAX AMP project, approximately 304 major concrete placements will be delivered for the entire APM system which will lead the way for the construction of the systems concrete tracks and the steel erection of the future APM stations.

These milestones highlight LINXS Constructors phenomenal progress to bring Los Angeles World Airports vision to life with LAXs Automated People Mover, said Brian Cahill, Balfour Beatty president in California. Our team has a great deal to be proud of as we work together with our partners to deliver a long-term, transformative and energy-efficient solution for travelers across the world.

To reach the structural milestone on the MSF, 1.5 million pounds of steel were used to vertically erect the main, mezzanine and train wash buildings. With roofing installation underway, the 90,000-square-foot facility will be built to LEED Gold standards and will incorporate several sustainable design elements including a solar photovoltaic generation system, and an onsite train wash that will use recycled water.

The MSF will be complete in 2021 in anticipation for the first APM train car deliveries. The APM electric train system will connect LAX passengers to airline terminals, a rental car facility, a parking facility and the Metros regional transit system.

For more information about the APM project, including fact sheets, renderings and construction impact notices, and to subscribe to receive email updates, visit FlyLAX.com/ConnectingLAX.

About Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the United States. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, the company is part of Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY), a leading international infrastructure group that provides innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables economic growth. Balfour Beatty is ranked among the top domestic building contractors in the United States by Engineering News-Record. To learn more, visit www.balfourbeattyus.com.

Ashley Webb

+1 (214) 451-1706

[email protected]

News

Huaneng Power International, Inc.: RMB 9.133 Billion Net Profit Attributable to Shareholders for the Three Quarters of 2020 Increased by 69.34%

gbafNews28

BEIJING, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Huaneng Power International, Inc. ("HPI", or the "Company") (NYSE: HNP; HKEx: 902; SSE: 600011) today announced its unaudited operating results prepared in accordance with the PRC GAAP for the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

For the three quarters of 2020, the Company and its subsidiaries recorded consolidated operating revenue of RMB 121.823 billion (equivalent to approximately USD 17.889 billion), representing a decrease of 4.31% compared to the same period of last year. The net profit attributable to shareholders of the Company was RMB 9.133 billion (equivalent to approximately USD 1.341 billion), representing an increase of 69.34% compared to the same period of last year. The earnings per share was RMB 0.50 and earnings per ADS amounted to RMB 20.13 (equivalent to approximately USD 2.957). The increase of Company’s net profit was mainly due to the decrease of fuel prices.

Encl: The unaudited summary financial information of the Company for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The summary financial information is published under the listing regulations of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. The summary financial information was prepared in accordance with the Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises of the People’s Republic of China ("PRC GAAP"), which differs from the International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("US GAAP"). No reconciliation with IFRS or US GAAP has been made in the presentation of the summary financial information. 

~End~

Encl: The unaudited summary financial information of the Company for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The summary financial information is published under the listing regulations of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. The summary financial information was prepared in accordance with the Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises of the People’s Republic of China ("PRC GAAP"), which differs from the International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("US GAAP"). No reconciliation with IFRS or US GAAP has been made in the presentation of the summary financial information. 


About Huaneng Power International, Inc.

Huaneng Power International, Inc. is one of China’s largest listed power producers with controlled generation capacity of 111,971 MW and equity-based generation capacity of 98,217 MW. The power plants of the Company are located in 26 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in China. The Company also has a wholly-owned power company in Singapore, and an invested power company in Pakistan.

Continue Reading

News

FreshToHome raises $121M – the largest ever Series C funding in India Consumer Tech

gbafNews28

– Led by Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), Investcorp, Ascent Capital, The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Allana with significant follow-on investment from Series B lead investor Iron Pillar

– Capital to support fast-paced expansion of the brand in India and the Middle East – targeting $200M Sales in 2021 while maintaining current EBITDA profitability in mature cities through deeper supply chain integration on the platform

BANGALORE, India and SINGAPORE, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — FreshToHome, the world’s largest fully integrated online brand in fresh fish and meat e-commerce raised $121M in Series C funding led by Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) – the principal investment arm of the Government of Dubai, Investcorp – a leading global manager of alternative investments, Ascent Capital – a leading India-focused growth capital provider, U.S. Government’s development finance institution – DFC, the Allana Group and other investors. Iron Pillar, the lead investor from Series B participated in this round with a significant investment of $19M. Barclays was an advisor for the transaction.

FreshToHome raises $121M – the largest ever Series C funding in India Consumer Tech
FreshToHome raises $121M – the largest ever Series C funding in India Consumer Tech

 

"COVID-19 transformed the fish and meat purchasing behaviour of consumers dramatically. Due to safety concerns, consumers made the habit-forming shift to e-commerce and we saw online demand for our products going up many folds this year thanks to safety guarantee of ‘100% Fresh and 0% Chemicals‘. FreshToHome stands by the brand’s assurance and creates enormous social and economic impact by enabling sellers to directly source from the fishermen and farmers with its patent-pending AI-powered supply chain technology and aided by a state-of-the-art cold chain. We are just beginning to scratch the surface of a very large market and the current capital raise will help us realize our full potential through rapid expansion in India and the Middle East," said Shan Kadavil, Co-Founder and CEO of FreshToHome.

FreshToHome is the world’s largest fully integrated online brand in fresh fish and meat e-commerce, with approximately 1.5 Million (15 Lakh) B2C orders per month and $85M (~INR 600 Crore) annualized sales on the platform.

"We are pleased to partner with FreshToHome and to support the vision of management and the growth of the company. FreshToHome is a leader in leveraging AI-based technology and business innovation to bring a superior value proposition to customers and suppliers in a large and important market. At ICD, we seek to partner with companies like FreshToHome that are able to break new ground for the greater good while also enjoying a large shareholder value creation opportunity. This successful fundraising is a strong recognition of the company’s achievements and significant potential," said Khalifa Al Daboos, Deputy CEO of Investment Corporation of Dubai.  

Shan Kadavil and other co-founders of FreshToHome have a Silicon Valley entrepreneurship background, having been part of leadership teams of companies such as Zynga.  Some of the early backers of FreshToHome include Mark Pincus – Zynga founder, David Krane – CEO of Google Ventures, Pete Briger – Chairman of Fortress, Abdul Aziz Al-Ghurair – Chairman of Mashreq Bank, Rajan Anandan of Sequoia and other renowned investors. 

"DFC’s first equity deal with FreshToHome demonstrates the power of our new equity tool to drive development and advance U.S. foreign policy," said  US Government’s DFC CEO Adam Boehler. "This project will support economic growth and strengthen agricultural supply chains in a key U.S. partner."

Support from its existing large Middle East-based investors such as CE-Ventures – the corporate venture capital platform of Crescent Enterprises significantly helped in aiding its expansion in the UAE, where it is already one of the top 5 e-grocers.

Gaurav Sharma, Head of Private Equity at Investcorp India added, "At Investcorp, we look at companies who redefine the category with proven top-line and bottom-line impact. We believe that FreshToHome fits this bill perfectly and is poised to achieve significant scale. We look forward to this partnership and supporting the company in realising its full potential."

"’FreshToHome’s unique collaborative approach with fishermen, farmers, and use of tech-based solutions on procurement give them an edge in emerging as the best reliable brand in the segment and a potential contender for the Unicorn Club," said Raja Kumar, Founder & CEO, Ascent Capital.

For details, Contact: [email protected] 

Photo – https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1320774/freshtohome_series_c_funding.jpg?p=medium600 
Logo – https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1320773/FreshToHome_Logo.jpg?p=medium600

 

 

Continue Reading

News

STRATACACHE Launches Full Line of LINQ Intelligent Tablets Designed and Built by Consumer Engagement Experts

gbafNews28

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — STRATACACHE today announced the launch of commercial grade LINQ all-in-one intelligent tablets, designed and built by STRATACACHE’s customer engagement engineers. The tablets are integrated across all digital signage, interactive experience, and mobile commerce/mobile shopping platforms in the STRATACACHE family including Scala, X2O Media and Real Digital Media, and range in size from 11" to 55", combining powerful performance with a slim form factor to deliver powerful interactive digital experiences.

LINQ tablets are optimized for fixed applications such as point of sale, digital catalogs, digital signage, self-service kiosks and interactive guided selling solutions, ideal for STRATACACHE’s global clientele including marketing and innovation teams.
LINQ tablets are optimized for fixed applications such as point of sale, digital catalogs, digital signage, self-service kiosks and interactive guided selling solutions, ideal for STRATACACHE’s global clientele including marketing and innovation teams.

Designed to withstand continuous commercial use in any high-volume retail, hospitality, QSR or brand environment, LINQ tablets are optimized for fixed applications such as point of sale, digital catalogs, digital signage, self-service kiosks and interactive guided selling solutions, ideal for STRATACACHE’s global clientele including marketing and innovation teams.

LINQ tablets are equipped with a front-facing camera and integrated mobile sensors, enabling consumer detection and identifying demographics, which allows marketers and innovators to create highly personalized consumer experiences tailored to the current audience. LINQ tablets also support the latest generation of artificial intelligence and guided selling/suggestive engine technology by STRATACACHE.

"Evolving our product line to include intelligent tablets is key to addressing our clients’ needs to personalize and automate digital solutions such as smart lockers, pickup automation, next gen point of sale, product discovery, wayfinding and assisted selling tools, so they can truly tailor digital engagement with consumers and employees," said Chris Riegel, CEO of STRATACACHE. "Strategically, we designed our tablets with our customers’ end goals in mind, ensuring there is flexibility in choosing hardware that fits their project, while providing a complete technology solution at a highly competitive market price."

STRATACACHE engineered LINQ tablets from the bottom up for reliability and scale, featuring a purpose-built design specifically tailored for digital engagement applications. With continuous 24/7 commercial use, the screens use DC-AC power, eliminating the need for battery power. For sizes 18.5" or smaller, POE is standard, eliminating the need for commercial AC power, providing cost savings and flexibility for installation. LINQ tablets feature:

  • Wide viewing angle
  • Enhanced brightness and color contrast
  • Enterprise security and hardening
  • Proven, scalable CMS platform for content distribution and device management
  • Optional accessories such as payment processing, barcode scanning, and NFC
  • Choice of Linux, Android and Windows Operating Systems
  • Choice of ARM or X86 based hardware platforms

Learn more at stratacache.com/linq-commercial-tablets/.

About STRATACACHE
STRATACACHE delivers in-store retail experience transformation and exceptional customer journeys through a wide array of marketing technology. Our solutions enable retailers to learn deeply about their customers’ shopping preferences and behaviors, delivering targeted promotional or task-based messaging on any digital display. With 3.3 million+ software activations globally, we power the biggest digital networks for the world’s largest brands. Across the STRATACACHE family of complementary Marketing Technology solution companies, we have the technology, expertise and track record to bring retail innovation that delivers results. Learn more about the STRATACACHE family at www.stratacache.com, on Twitter @STRATACACHE or on Facebook.

Photo – https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1320327/stratacache_linq.jpg?p=medium600
Logo – https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/659530/STRATACACHE_Logo.jpg?p=medium600

 

Related Links :

http://www.stratacache.com

Continue Reading
Editorial & Advertiser disclosureOur website provides you with information, news, press releases, Opinion and advertorials on various financial products and services. This is not to be considered as financial advice and should be considered only for information purposes. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of any information provided with respect to your individual or personal circumstances. Please seek Professional advice from a qualified professional before making any financial decisions. We link to various third party websites, affiliate sales networks, and may link to our advertising partners websites. Though we are tied up with various advertising and affiliate networks, this does not affect our analysis or opinion. When you view or click on certain links available on our articles, our partners may compensate us for displaying the content to you, or make a purchase or fill a form. This will not incur any additional charges to you. To make things simpler for you to identity or distinguish sponsored articles or links, you may consider all articles or links hosted on our site as a partner endorsed link.
gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News7 mins ago

VeChain, Renji Hospital and DNV GL Held Strategic Partnership Signing Ceremony To Launch World’s First Blockchain Intelligent Tumor Treatment Center

SHANGHAI, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In partnership with VeChain and DNV GL, Renji Hospital, a top-ranked hospital in China affiliated...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News7 mins ago

Clements Worldwide Receives 14th Consecutive IIABA Best Practices Agency Award

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Clements Worldwide continues to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News7 mins ago

Zcoin Unveils New Name: Firo

Innovative privacy-first cryptocurrency project to rebrand on November 30 SINGAPORE, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ZCoin (XZC) today announced a rebrand to the...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News7 mins ago

STRATACACHE Launches Full Line of LINQ Intelligent Tablets Designed and Built by Consumer Engagement Experts

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — STRATACACHE today announced the launch of commercial grade LINQ all-in-one intelligent tablets, designed...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News7 mins ago

FreshToHome raises $121M – the largest ever Series C funding in India Consumer Tech

– Led by Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), Investcorp, Ascent Capital, The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News7 mins ago

Huaneng Power International, Inc.: RMB 9.133 Billion Net Profit Attributable to Shareholders for the Three Quarters of 2020 Increased by 69.34%

BEIJING, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Huaneng Power International, Inc. ("HPI", or the "Company") (NYSE: HNP; HKEx: 902; SSE: 600011)...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

Canadian Solar Launches Series 7 Modules of up to 665 W

GUELPH, ON, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), today launches its Series 7...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

TVM Capital Life Science Announces Substantially Oversubscribed US$478 Million Final Closing of TVM Life Science Innovation II, largest fund in the firm’s history

– The Fund continues the proven "Project Focused Company" investment strategy for early-stage drug development candidates – In addition, the Fund...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

2020 Baoding Comprehensive Emergency Response Drill of Radiation Incidents Conducted in IT Tech Packaging, Inc.

BAODING, China, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IT Tech Packaging, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ITP) ("IT Tech Packaging" or "the Company"),...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

Frontrunner Itiviti kicks off cloud transformation of its entire trading infrastructure

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Itiviti, a leading technology and service provider to financial institutions worldwide, today announced the...