Daily Archives: October 11, 2018

SIMEX reduces trading commissions

American Retail Group Inc. (aka Simex Inc.)
the public corporation organized in the State of Nevada, USA

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (OTC: ARGB) — SIMEX Inc. announces reducing trading commissions. Current trading commissions are set to 0.1% for both sides maker/taker which is 50% lower than before.

Vassili Oxenuk, the President of SIMEX, said: “By reducing trading commissions we become more attractive to traders on the digital assets market.”

Trading commissions can be even reduced to 0%. SMX Token allows you to reduce the commissions when trading on the SIMEX Exchange. Commissions rate depending on the balance of the user’s account*:

1 000 SMX: 0.075% Maker / 0.075% Taker.
5 000 SMX: 0.05% Maker / 0.05% Taker.
10 000 SMX: 0% Maker / 0% Taker.

Contact information:
Email: info@simex.global
Headquarters: 2300 West Sahara, Office 400, Las Vegas, 89102

Vricon announces contract directly supporting first responders

Latest contract opens new market for Vricon

McLean, VA, Oct. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vricon announces a new contract to support the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Regional 9-1-1 Program. This represents Vricon’s first purchase by a regional government entity, as well as the first contract specifically supporting 911 tele-communicators and emergency responders.

The data will be used to aid emergency responses to 911 calls and enhance public safety, according to Rodger Mann, the regional 9-1-1 GIS Manager.  The NCTCOG purchased Vricon 3D Surface Model data—totaling over $1 million—that covers a thirteen-county region spanning 10,000 square miles in north-central Texas.  When an emergency call comes into one of the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) in the area, the 3D data will help 911 tele-communicators more precisely identify locations of callers who are in multi-level structures or sprawling apartment complexes where one address may include several buildings. By more precisely locating callers, first responders can save precious time.

“We’re proud to be serving the first responder community with our 3D data,” said Magnus Brege, Vricon CEO. “This capability will enable local governments to best serve their communities by preparing police officers or fire fighters to respond swiftly with accurate scene visualizations to guide them.”

The PSAPs will use custom dispatch mapping products; the 9-1-1 Addressing Authorities will leverage the 3D data for sub-addressing purposes and identifying multi-level structures. According to Mann, emergency responders also plan to use the 3D data to analyze potential  future scenarios that could affect the area, such as flooding.  The 3D models can show what parts of the city and surrounding areas will flood first when water levels reach specific heights, thus helping emergency responders with route planning or identifying the area’s most vulnerable locations.

The NCTCOG purchased the data through the GSA Schedule, Contractor #GS-35F-105GA.

About Vricon

Vricon serves the global professional geospatial market with world-leading 3D geodata and 3D visualization solutions. Vricon is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For further information, visit vricon.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Craig Brower

IMF-WB – Telkom introduces Palapaone Apps to support Indonesia Pavilion

Nusa Dua, Bali, (ANTARA News) – State telecommunications operator PT Telkom is introducing PalapaONE applications allowing delegates to the International Monetary Fund-World Bank (IMF-WB) Group annual meetings to access information on Indonesia Pavilion.

. “We are introducing PalapaONE to fully support Indonesia Pavilion held as a side event of the IMF-WB meetings. By doing so, the delegates from various countries will have experience to explore Indonesia through Indonesia Pavilion exhibiting digitally the beauty of Indonesia through PalapaOne mobile applications,” PT Telkom Indonesia Senior Vice President for Portfolio and Synergy Pramasaleh Hario Utomo said in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Thursday.

He said PalapaONE could be downloaded through Google Play Store, App Store or website www.palapaone.id to access information about rundown, published photos, product scan, and reminder of Indonesia Pavilions programs.

The applications will enable not only the delegates but also journalists to trace anything related to the pavilion which exhibits traditional crafts, cultural arts, tourist destinations, as well as the countrys economic achievements and national strategic projects.

“PalapaONE is the application developed by PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia as part of BUMN Present for the Country program to facilitate digital events including Indonesia Pavilion situated in the area of the IMF-WB meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali,” he said.

Not only does PalapaONE allow the events organizer to manage activities quickly, briefly and efficiently but also serve as a means of event promotion and publication for participants and non-participants, he said.

“Participants can look at the program schedule, meeting room sketch and booth location, have direct access to Indonesia Travel and sees various news stories on the event as well as products displayed in the expo, ranging from handicrafts to investment opportunities,” he said.

In addition, they can also upload photos taken during the event and the photos will later be put in the PalapaONE Gallery. he said.

The events organizers or non-participants can update news, event programs, schedules, speakers and venues through website event, mobile apps event, mobile apps scanner presence, and dashboard.

“The website event will enable participants to search for information on the event (theme, place and date) and do business through PalapaONE applications directly connected to KatalogBUMN and Blanjacom. The event mobile apps can be downloaded and installed in Android gadget or IOS by displaying schedule, place and reminder,” he said.

Source: ANTARA News

Bawaslu summons state officials declaring support for Jokowi

Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA News) – The General Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) Riau will call the elected governor and the local regent / mayor to clarify their alleged participation in the Pro Joko Widodo (Projo) declaration of support Wednesday (10/10).

“The summoning step was decided after going through a discussion at the Bawaslu Riau plenary meeting last night,” Riau Bawaslu Chairman Rusidi Rusdan told Antara in Pekanbaru on Thursday.

According to Rusidi, the summons was carried out because Bawaslu felt the need to ask questions about their presence in the declaration of support carried out by Pro-Jokowi in Pekanbaru, and had invited polemic in all circles.

“Regarding the elected Governor and the regent / mayor of Riau who signed a statement of support to one of the 2019 General Election Candidates / Vice President, we will ask for further clarification as to the chronology of the event and what the purpose and objectives of the activity are,” said Rusidi.

Besides that, he continued, he would also call the executive committee to get more complete information.

“Planned calls will be made next week,” he said.

He added a list of names of local officials who would be asked for clarification in accordance with the existing signatures of support.

“All who attend and sign a statement of support will be called one by one,” he said again.

Furthermore, Rusidi stated that the summoning material will be focused on the possibility of fulfilling the criminal element, especially the article of state officials who take action to benefit or harm one of the election participants, in accordance with Law No. 7 of 2019.

Meanwhile, speaking of sanctions in Law No. 7 of 2019 is stated if proven to be threatened with a maximum 2-year prison sentence and a fine of Rp24,000,000.

“In addition, we will also see the possibility of violations of the use of state facilities with the same threat of punishment or it could be a violation of both,” he added.

Keep in mind previously reported the declaration of support for all regional heads in Riau was held at one of the hotels in Pekanbaru.

This declaration was attended by the elected Governor of Riau Syamsuar and elected Deputy Governor Edy Natar Nasution. The declaration was held on Wednesday (10/10/2018) at one of the four-star hotels in Pekanbaru. The Projo mass organization, along with its general chairman Budi Arie Setiadi, also witnessed the declaration.

The declaration was led by Syamsuar as the elected Governor of Riau. Screams of supporters repeatedly for the support of Jokowi-Maruf. They crowded a finger as a sign of political support for Jokowi-Amin in the upcoming 2019 presidential election.

The contents of the declaration were read by Syamsuar which was followed by a number of other regional heads. The following letter of support was read.

Towards the implementation of the 2019 Election, the dynamics that took place in Riau Province led to the emergence of various views and attitudes of the community today. The emergence of these views and attitudes is part of the process of maturing democracy that cannot be avoided.

“Furthermore, we examine that the leadership of Mr. Ir. H Joko Widodo at present, in favor of the interests of the people and have demonstrated the success of development, it is necessary to continue its leadership within the next five years,” he said.

So with this, the elected governor and elected deputy governor, along with 12 regency / city regional heads throughout Riau Province fully support: Joko Widodo and Maruf Amin, as RIs President and Vice President 2019-2014, “Syamsuar said.

Then each regent and mayor in Riau signed the letter of support. Only two who did not attend this event were Pelalawan Regent M Harris and Inhu Regent Yopi Ariyanto. But both of them are said to have agreed to provide support to Jokowi-Amin.

Source: ANTARA News

IMF-WB – Impact of trade war on Indonesia smaller: academician

Bogor, W Java (ANTARA News) – The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) is offering bio-refinery technology to support the governments policy on the use of biofuels for transportation facilities.

“We need to provide solutions in the development of biomass through bio-refinery technology, so that it can immediately become an alternative energy source,” Deputy of Life Sciences at LIPI Prof. Enny Sudarmonowati stated at the 5th ISIBio international symposium held here on Wednesday.

Sudarmonowati remarked that extensive research on the use of non-starch biomass had been conducted by Indonesian researchers, but the development has not been optimal.

According to Sudarmonowati, the development of bio-refinery technology to convert biomass into biofuel and other chemical products requires biomass pretreatment technology to produce enzyme products as catalyst or biocatalyst components.

“Until now, the required enzymes are still imported, so it affects the production costs,” she remarked.

Other components needed in bio-refinery technology are integrated fermentation and reaction technology. If these components can be combined with local resources, the production process will run more efficiently, thereby reducing the production costs.

“If all components can be obtained in the country, then the production of alternative energy can be cheap and affordable, especially now that the government has issued a policy on B20 that supports the alternative energy sector,” Prof. Sudarmonowati remarked.

The B20 policy, issued by the Government of Indonesia, includes optimizing the use of biofuels for transportation facilities that require the use of diesel fuel mixed with 20 percent of biofuel components made of vegetable oil.

This policy requires a stable supply of biofuels. LIPI has developed non-starch biomass-based bio-refinery technology to replace fossil fuels.

Meanwhile, Dr. Yopi, a researcher at the LIPI Biotechnology Research Center, explained that researchers at LIPI have collaborated in a consortium to conduct integrated bio-refinery technology research to produce alternative energy from biomass that is cheaper and more efficient.

He said the consortium comprised the Biotechnology Research Center, Biology Research Center, Biomaterial Research Center, and Chemical Research Center, with support of the JST-JICA SATREPS program (Japan Science and Technology Agency-Japan International Cooperation Agency) projects.

“One of the research work being undertaken by the consortium is the development of integrated bio-refinery technology by utilizing biomass from palm oil and sugarcane to produce bioethanol and bio-plastics by using local microbes,” he stated.

Yopi remarked that through the integrated research consortium, the LIPI Biotechnology Research Center was awarded as the Center for Integrated Bio-refinery Science and Technology by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.

“We hope that bio-refinery technology will continue to be developed through research collaboration,” Yopi, who is also the bio-refinery project manager, noted.

Source: ANTARA News