Reckitt Wins First-Ever Gold Lion & Total of Six Wins at Annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity

Gold Lion awarded in coveted Creative Strategy category for
Me, My Autism & I campaign
Fabrice Beaulieu recognized as Brand Advertiser of the Year by Act Responsible

CANNES, France, June 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reckitt, the company behind some of the world’s most recognizable and trusted consumer brands, was awarded six Cannes Lions – including its first-ever Gold Lion – at the 70th Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, the most prestigious international advertising and creativity showcase.

Reckitt’s winning work includes:

  • GOLD in Creative Strategy: Vanish Me, My Autism & I (U.K.)
  • SILVER in Film, Craft, Casting: Vanish Me, My Autism & I (U.K.)
  • BRONZE in Health & Wellness: Durex The Art of Sex (POL)
  • BRONZE in Media: Mortein Suraksha Ka-Teeka (IND)
  • BRONZE in Film Craft, Sound & Design: Vanish Me, My Autism & I (U.K.)
  • BRONZE in Brand Experience & Activation: Mortein (IND)

Vanish, a Gold Winner in the Creative Strategy category, created a campaign, in partnership with Havas, that addressed unrecognized truths about autism – that for most autistic people, familiar and consistent clothing can help with sensory regulation and provide a source of comfort. The campaign set out to nurture a conversation that breaks down myths and broadens the public’s understanding of autism – particularly in girls – through powerful stories.

Reckitt’s presence at the Cannes Lions Festival focused on championing the value and transformative power of creative work to advance societal change, as well as move business goals forward.

On Thursday, June 22, Fabrice Beaulieu, Global Chief Marketing, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer at Reckitt, was recognized as Brand Advertiser of the Year, by ACT Responsible, a global association that promotes the best advertising campaigns concerning social and environmental issues from around the world.

“Reckitt’s recognition at Cannes is a very important milestone for our entire organization,” Beaulieu said. “Our commitment to putting sustainability efforts at the core of each of our brands has unleashed creativity to solve the world’s most critical challenges through behaviour change that creates value, drives effectiveness and leaves a positive impact on communities.”

Reckitt’s commitment also helped to influence the wider Cannes community, with its Global Creativity and Diversity & Inclusion Director, Marketing, Efrain Ayala, serving on the Glass Lions jury, for the first time, where he brought the perspective of how brands should be creating authentic, systematic change. With his role as a WFA Global Diversity Ambassador, in tandem with his role at Reckitt, Ayala was able to bring his expertise to Cannes and impart its most valuable aspects to the industry at-large.

The Glass Lions celebrates culture-shifting creativity and work that explicitly addresses issues of gender inequality or prejudice, through the conscious representation of gender in advertising.

Reckitt’s auto dishwashing brand Finish hosted a #SkipTheRinse activation within the Palais de Festivals. This included a branded pop-up space featuring visuals of regions around the world that are at risk from water scarcity. Reckitt invited creatives to pitch ideas for how to further evolve the #SkipTheRinse campaign through a competition to crowdsource creativity. The winner will receive a fully paid trip to Cannes Lions 2024 and may have their idea adopted by Reckitt.

As part of Reckitt’s speaker line-up, Afropop sensation Yemi Alade took to the Palais stage as Global Ambassador of the WiNFUND. Alade shared how she supports women entrepreneurs across Africa to improve access to healthcare through the WiNFUND, which provides investment, business support and mentoring for women-led start-ups and entrepreneurs working to improve community access to healthcare.

“Reckitt and WiNFUND remain committed to empowering women-led health innovation with meaningful impacts in local communities,” said Patty O’Hayer, Global Head of External Communications & Affairs, Reckitt and WiNFUND co-founder.

Tickets are now on sale for a concert streaming event on 1 July with Yemi Alade. Tickets may be purchased online here:

About Reckitt:
Reckitt* exists to protect, heal, and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. We believe that access to the highest-quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment is a right, not a privilege.

Reckitt is the company behind some of the world’s most recognisable and trusted consumer brands in hygiene, health, and nutrition, including Air Wick, Calgon, Cillit Bang, Clearasil, Dettol, Durex, Enfamil, Finish, Gaviscon, Harpic, Lysol, Mortein, Mucinex, Nurofen, Nutramigen, Strepsils, Vanish, Veet, Woolite and more.

Every day, more than 20 million Reckitt products are bought globally. We always put consumers and people first, seek out new opportunities, strive for excellence in all that we do and build shared success with all our partners. We aim to do the right thing, always.
We are a diverse global team of c. 40,000 colleagues. We draw on our collective energy to meet our ambitions of purpose-led brands, a healthier planet, and a fairer society. Find out more, or contact us at

* Reckitt is the trading name of the Reckitt Benckiser group of companies

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Trench Metals Announces 2023 Prospective Program for Higginson Lake Uranium Project in Athabasca, Saskatchewan

Trench Metals Athabasca Basin Projects

Trench Metals has the right to acquire a 100% interest in two highly prospective uranium projects in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Uranium district.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Trench Metals Corp. (“Trench Metals” or the “Company”) (TSXV: TMC, FWB: 33H2) is pleased to unveil the details of its 2023 prospecting program at the Company’s Higginson Lake Uranium Project in Northern Saskatchewan. The program seeks to capitalize on the success of the 2022 program, which yielded promising results at the Peterson Rapids Showing.

The Peterson Rapids Showing, situated just southeast of the rapids between Peterson and Higginson Lake, approximately 11.3 kilometers southeast of Charlebois Lake, exhibited promising indicators during last year’s campaign. As a result, Trench Metals is set to undertake extensive subsequent activities to delve deeper into this prospective zone.

Additionally, the Company will broaden its investigative scope to incorporate the Charlebois Lake Showings and Dianne Uranium Showings, situated about 7 kilometers southeast of the Higginson Lake Uranium Project. These regions present significant potential for uranium deposits and warrant thorough examination to uncover their true resource potential.

The Company’s 2023 Prospecting program will employ cutting-edge technology, utilizing state-of-the-art scintillometers. These advanced instruments will play a vital role in identifying high-priority targets for trenching and drilling. The Company aims to maximize efficiency and expedite the exploration process by employing man-portable drills.

“We are pleased to announce our comprehensive work program for the Higginson Lake Uranium Project in Northern Saskatchewan,” said Simon Cheng, CEO of Trench Metals. “Building upon the positive results from our 2022 program, we are confident that the upcoming prospecting activities, aided by advanced scintillometers, will allow us to identify prospective targets and unlock the potential of this highly prospective region.”

Trench Metals remains committed to upholding the highest environmental and safety standards throughout its exploration endeavors. The Company is committed to the enforcement of stringent protocols and compliance with regulatory prerequisites to guarantee ethical and sustainable operations.

Dr. Peter Born, P.Geo., is the designated qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for and has approved the technical information in this release.

About Trench Metals Corp
Trench Metals Corp. is a mineral exploration company specializing in uranium. We create value for our shareholders by engaging in promising mineral exploration opportunities. Our main goal is the advancement of various projects from discovery all the way to production. This vertically integrated strategy allows Trench Metals to achieve exceptional shareholder value through the entire life-cycle of the mining process.

Trench Metals has the right to acquire a 100% interest in two highly prospective uranium projects in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Uranium district. Higginson Lake Uranium Project covers an area of approximately 5900 hectares and is 52 kilometers northeast of Stony Rapids, accessible by Highway 905 and 964. The Higginson Lake Uranium Project hosts two historic drill-indicated reserves totalling 4,800,000 lbs of U308. And the Gorilla Lake Uranium Project comprises nearly 7000 hectares in the Northern Mining District of Saskatchewan near the Shea Creek uranium deposit. The Athabasca District is home to the highest grade of uranium deposits in the world and accounts for 18% of global uranium production.


For further information, contact the Company at, or visit the Company’s website at

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Trench Metals Corp.

Simon Cheng, Chief Executive Officer

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Path for U17 Thais to go to the World Cup

June 23 – The path of “Chang Suek Youth Players”, the Thai national team, aged not over 17 years old, who qualified for the final 8 teams of the Asian Football Championship. and have a chance to qualify for the World Cup Under 17 years old

Asian Football Championship Model under 17 years old hosted by Thailand to select 4 teams through to play in the World Cup. Model not over 17 years old, “Chang Suek Youth”, the Thai national team, created a great performance and successfully passed into the final 8 teams. In the group stage, Group A, the first match defeated Lao PDR 2-1 with goals from Dusadee Buranachutanon and Chanothai Kongmen, the second match defeated Malaysia 3-0 with goals from Patcharaphon Lekkul, Chanasorn Fortune and Chanothai Kongmeng, and the last match won Yemen 1-0 from Thanakrit Lomnak’s header, winning 3 games in a row with 9 full points to win the group championship. Yemen finished second in the group with six points.

This set of Thai national team players is led by Chanothai Kongmeng, a star player from Buriram United, who has scored 2 goals in the group stage, Patcharaphon Lekkul from Chonburi FC, Chanasorn Choklarp from Assumption Thonburi School, Dusadee Buranachutanon From the Buriram United club and Thanakrit Lomnak from the Chonburi FC club, who have already scored 1 goal each, with “The Frog Prince” Phiphop Onmo as the coach.

Coach Phiphop said that the past games in the group stage It’s a difficult game every game. All players played with confidence. which games will meet with South Korea Have to check the fitness of the players in certain positions and must accelerate recovery to be as ready as possible Because this game is a tough game and means a lot to the team.

In the final 8 rounds, the Thai national team will have to meet South Korea. Group B runners-up At the last match, many people sent reserves onto the field. Until losing to Iran 0-2 with 6 points from 3 matches, finishing 2nd in Group B, despite previously showing a brutal form The first match defeated Qatar 6-1 and the second match defeated Afghanistan 4-0, which the media analyzed that South Korea wanted to enter the second place in the group to avoid the former champion Japan in the semifinals. Causing Iran to have increased to 7 points from 3 games, overtaken to win the group Go to meet Yemen in the final 8 teams

For the final 8 teams, if the Thai national team defeats South Korea will make history Qualified for the World Cup The age not over 17 years old is the 3rd time immediately after the Thai U17 national team had previously been to the World Cup twice, in 1997 and 1999, at the 1996 Asian U-17 Championship, the Thai national team. Won the runner-up and in 1998 was able to win the championship by winning Qatar 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes, although the results in the World Cup final round ended with being eliminated from the group stage both times, but The work is remembered by Thai football fans.

The Thai national team, under the age of 17, has a chance to win a ticket to the World Cup again in 24 years after entering the final 8 teams as group A champions. to meet South Korea Group B runners-up This game will kick off at Pathum Thani Stadium on Sunday, June 25 at 9:00 p.m. This pair had previously dueled in a warm-up game. It was the South Korean national team that won 3-0, but if this game was overturned by Thailand, they would win the right to be one of the four teams through to the World Cup. Model not over 17 years old, the final round in November immediately.-Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency

Rider informed the police that the package was found to be K-drug. Plan to catch the delivery person.

Bangkok, June 23 – Rider Sensitive After receiving the package, suspected, he went to see the police at Wang Thonglang Police Station. It was found to be drug K. Therefore planning to arrest the drug delivery person through the rider

Today (June 23, 2023) at 6:30 p.m., Colonel Jetsada Yangnok, superintendent of the Wang Thonglang Police Station, revealed that on the night of June 22, 2023 at approximately 10:12 p.m. in the case of Mr. Nititham, 32, works as an independent delivery worker, reporting that he received a job delivering parcels through an application. To receive parcels from a condo in the Ratchadapisek area. Go to a hotel in Pattaya, Chonburi Province, when arriving at the receiving point. The customer called Mr. Nititham. sounds like a foreigner And one bag was delivered, with a photo of the person and the customer’s belongings. But the customer looks suspicious. I don’t like taking pictures of my face. Then when receiving the item Mr. Nititham checked the condition of the parcel before delivering. for order saw that a plastic bag emerged looks like a drug Therefore causing discomfort Afraid that there might be illegal items inside therefore met with the police Wang Thonglang police station to notify such incidents

when the police Wang Thonglang police station check it out Found that it was 2 bags of ketamine, so the authorities planned to arrest the accused. After giving Mr. Nititham Recorded daily as evidence therefore traveled to a hotel in Pattaya together until reaching the said hotel Found that the hotel does not accept deposits. and unable to contact the destination recipient So let the rider call back to the man who called to deliver the parcel. The said man then reported that bring the parcel back to Building C, then plan for Mr. Nititham Call back to tell the parcel delivery person that Unable to enter Building C to drop off parcels, therefore leave it with the building’s security guards instead. After that, a series of arresting police officers guarded nearby.

Until about 2:00 a.m., a man came to pick up the parcel. The arrest suit then presented himself as a police officer. Wang Thonglang police station asked to search. The result of the examination was that the name of Mr. Kanat, 22 years old, did not find anything illegal. and during the arrest of the police officers talking to Mr. Kanat There was another 22-year-old Mr. Narongwat walking down, whose appearance matched the person who called for the service to deliver parcels at a hotel in Pattaya. The police then asked Mr. Narongwat to accept that the package or bag was really his own. Then the police officers went to search the room. The findings discovered additional ketamine in a number of rooms. Wang Thonglang police station Therefore, the two accused were sent to investigators at Huai Khwang Police Station to prosecute according to the law. along with the medium

Psychotropic substance type 2 (ketamine) packed in 3 transparent plastic bags, total weight of drugs (ketamine) 22.166 grams

Scale 1 unit

Glass with stainless steel sheet for spreading drugs to divide, amount 1 set and white plastic box with stainless steel plates for spreading drugs to divide, amount 1 set

Transparent plastic bags that can be opened-closed in 4 sizes, totaling 374 bags.

By informing the charge “Together selling psychotropic substances Type 2 (Ketamine)” to prosecute according to the law. – Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency

PPIH sets up health posts ahead of peak of hajj

If the patients need further healthcare, they can be referred to the primary health post in Arafah, the Indonesian Hajj Health Clinic (KKHI) in Mecca, or any local hospital in Saudi Arabia. Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Hajj Organizing Committee (PPIH) in Saudi Arabia has set up a primary medical post and some satellite health posts ahead of peak of hajj in Arafah, Muzdalifah, and Mina.”A primary health post as well as six satellite posts have been built at several locations near the congregation’s tents in Arafah,” spokesperson for the Central PPIH, Akhmad Fauzin, said here on Thursday. The establishment of the posts aims to provide closer health facilities for pilgrims, he added. The satellite medical posts only provide first aid, he noted. “If the patients need further healthcare, they can be referred to the primary health post in Arafah, the Indonesian Hajj Health Clinic (KKHI) in Mecca, or any local hospital in Saudi Arabia,” Fauzinsaid. He informed that the primary health post in Arafah can accommodate around 30 treatment beds and is equipped to treat pilgrims suffering from heat stroke. The pilgrims will reach Arafah on the 9th day of the final month in the Islamic calendar, Dhu al-Hijjah, which is estimated to fall on June 27, 2023. fter completing their Hajj rituals at Arafah, the pilgrims will spend the night at Muzdalifah, Fauzin informed. total of 11 health posts, which will be operated by the health team from KKHI in Mecca, have been readied in Muzdalifah. These posts will open for only one night when the pilgrims are in Muzdalifah. In the morning, the health personnel will return to KKHI in Mecca, while the pilgrims will continue their journey to Mina. The PPIH official said that his party has built a primary health post in Mina, which will be operated by medical officers from KKHI Medina. “The health team of KKHI in Mecca will be on standby to handle referral cases from the health post in Mina,” he informed. Fauzin said that a total of 197,667 pilgrims from 516 flight groups had arrived in Saudi Arabia as of 12 p.m. Western Indonesia Standard Time (WIB/UTC+7) on June 21, 2023, based on the Religious Affairs Ministry’s Computerized Information Systems of Hajj Pilgrimage (Siskohat). “Meanwhile, the number of pilgrims who passed away in Saudi Arabia was 109 people,” he added.

Source: Antara News Agency

Music helps boost Vietnam-France friendship

A musical show was organised in the central city of Da Nang on June 22 to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and France (April 12, 1973 – April 12, 2023), 10 years of their strategic partnership (September 2013 – 2023), and the 41st anniversary of World Music Day (June 21, 1982 – June 21, 2023).

More than 1,000 people attended the show with performances by Vietnamese and French artists.

At the event, Vice Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh said the relations of friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and France have grown strongly.

France is currently the third biggest European investor in Vietnam. More than 7,000 Vietnamese students are studying in France and about 1,500 Vietnamese students travel to France for studying every year.

In Vietnam, the number of students learning French ranks second with nearly 40,000 learners in 35 provinces and cities nationwide, just after those learning English.

Minh added that Da Nang city also sees remarkable progress in its cooperation with France.

Sophie Maysonnave, Counselor for Cultural Cooperation and Activities at the French Embassy in Vietnam, Director of the French Institute in Vietnam, said that the musical performance honours values that have linked the two countries in the past, present and future, and the goodwill of both countries to continue building and developing this relationship./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Interest rates cut expected to attract borrowers

The fourth cut in a row of regulatory interest rates by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has provided an opportunity for commercial banks to reduce interest rates, thus attracting borrowers.

General Director of Eximbank Tran Tan Loc said the bank has still recorded credit growth in terms of short-term lending.

The demand for loans in the market is on the rise, he said.

According to SBV governor Nguyen Thi Hong, credit growth in the first months of 2023 remained limited but many sectors still have great demand of capital.

The demand for loans of production and manufacturing businesses has decreased due to a lack of orders, while the non-production sectors have the need to borrow to address liquidity problems.

Experts have quoted the forecasts of commercial banks as saying that the credit demand was low in the second quarter of 2023, and it is unlikely to increase sharply in the second half of the year because businesses are still facing many difficulties, although lending interest rates have dropped significantly after central bank’s three policy interest rate cuts from March to May.

According to the latest data of the SBV, the average lending interest rate for new loans is at 9.07% a year at present, down 0.9% compared to the end of last year.

Commercial banks have all lowered lending rates to stimulate investment and consumption demand, but the new interest rates are mainly applied to new loans. Only a few commercial banks (mainly state-owned commercial banks) reduce interest rates on existing loans./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnamese cuisine popularised in Netherlands

Spouses of the Vietnamese Ambassador and other diplomats together with female diplomats of the Vietnamese Embassy in the Netherlands have hosted a programme to popularise the Vietnamese culture and cuisine to ASEAN and international friends within the framework of the activities of the ASEAN Women Group in the Netherlands (ALC).

The monthly event aims to contribute to enhancing mutual understanding, friendship and solidarity among the embassies of ASEAN countries in the Netherlands.

Attending the event, Mayelinne de Lara, representative of The Diplomat Magazine of the Netherlands and the EU, said she feels more deeply the special relationship among ASEAN countries and diplomatic families in the ASEAN community in the Netherlands.

She proposed an idea of organising a common cultural event of embassies of ASEAN countries and many other foreign embassies in the Netherlands in the coming time to popularise the unique culture and cuisine of ASEAN countries in general and of Vietnam in particular to the Dutch people.

Participants at the event had a taste of Vietnamese food and participated a spring roll making competition./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency