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NetDragon powers the education industry in Africa with leading technology

ABUJA, Nigeria, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A ten-member delegation including NetDragon Websoft Inc. (NetDragon)’s management team led by founder and chairman Liu Dejian, product designers and technical engineers, visited Nigeria and Kenya from August 13 to August 18, 2018. The delegation hosted several events during which they investigated the local education environment and provided exchange opportunities for local educators in a move to leverage NetDragon’s cutting-edge internet technologies to support the development of a smart education industry & ecosystem in the two countries.

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo met with NetDragon founder and chairman Liu Dejian (PRNewsfoto/NetDragon)

The events were attended by Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of State for Education Anthony Gozie Onwuka and Minister of Communications Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, as well as Cabinet Secretary  for the Ministry of ICT of Kenya, Joe Wakaba Mucheru and Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Education Amina Chawahir Mohamed, in addition to NetDragon Vice Chairman and Executive Director Dr. Leung Lim Kin Simon, Executive Director Zheng Hui, and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Xiong Li. During the visit, Chairman Liu was named as Nigerian SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Ambassador , NetDragon and the Nigerian government jointly launched the Initiative of Digital Education in Africa (IDEA).

Prior to the company’s Nigerian visit, senior government officials from Nigeria had been to China. During the tour, officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NetDragon, following their introduction and demonstration of educational products and solutions developed by their education subsidiary, Elernity. Details of the MoU included solutions to provide core elements of digital education combining VR, AR, and AI technologies. As a result, both parties are now taking action to implement the MoU, just four months after its signing; with the announcement of the partnership with the joint introduction of IDEA with the Nigerian government signifies the major first step.

Mr. Liu said “the challenge of unbalanced education resources facing the world is reflected in the investment in hardware and the allocation of soft resources. The IDEA concept, jointly developed by NetDragon and the Nigerian government, aims to help students across Africa benefit from the wisdom of a Chinese internet company while providing technology-enhanced education to more children.”

As a key part of IDEA, NetDragon will build a national public service platform of educational resources, a national network platform for the teaching community, a national digital talent training platform and a national future education experience center, all aimed at helping Nigeria create a high-quality education service system. The efforts will focus on primary, lifelong and future education.

NetDragon CEO Xiong Li indicated that the new platforms and center “would promote an educational balance by integrating the company’s years of experience in education and innovation, superior internet technologies and an open ecological teaching model with customized educational resources”. He went on to add, “NetDragon adheres to the United Nation’s Sustainability and Development Goals, to promote e inclusive, quality education and lifelong learning for all.”

In addition to supporting Nigeria’s education service system , NetDragon also signed a collaborative agreement with the Nigerian government to build smart classrooms, preceded by the opening ceremony of the N-Power Junior Smart Classroom Project held in Nigeria on August 14. As part of its efforts in providing Nigeria with access to its education platforms and resources as well as one of its key products, Edmodo, NetDragon plans to make a donation to the smart classroom building project in Nigeria’s capital Abuja.

The N-Power Junior Smart Classroom Project, managed by Nigeria’s National Social Investment Office, is committed to improving local primary and secondary school students’ scientific knowledge and skills in the disciplines of programming, computer graphics and computer-aided design, applications in robotics as well as network and fundamental engineering. The smart classroom donated by NetDragon is to be equipped with Promethean’s interactive displays, 101 PADs and VR headsets, and other components of an integrated intelligent classroom solution.

Following the visit to Nigeria, the delegation arrived at the second stop of their African tour, Kenya, where the company will sign an MoU with the Kenyan government to engage in a collaborative effort to improve the country’s educational system. The MoU marks a milestone in NetDragon’s expansion into the African education market.

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‫جائزة محمد بن راشد للمعرفة تلقَّت طلبات الترشُّح من 34 دولة

دبي – 13 أغسطس 2018: أعلن مجلس أمناء جائزة محمد بن راشد للمعرفة عن بدء مرحلة فرز ومناقشة طلبات الترشُّح التي استقبلها موقع الجائزة من 34 دولة منذ بداية العام الجاري وحتى نهاية شهر يونيو لإعلان الفائزين بنسخة عام 2018.

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وقد عقد المجلس اجتماعاً موسَّعاً بهدف الاطلاع على كافة طلبات الترشُّح ودراستها، تمهيداً لإعداد القائمة النهائية، ثمَّ الإعلان عن الفائزين في الدورة الخامسة للجائزة، والذين سيتم تكريمهم خلال فعاليات “قمة المعرفة 2018” التي تنظمها مؤسَّسة محمد بن راشد للمعرفة في شهر ديسمبر المقبل في دبي.

وحضر الاجتماع الذي عُقِدَ بمقر الجائزة في دبي كلٌّ من، سعادة جمال بن حويرب، نائب رئيس مجلس الأمناء الأمين العام للجائزة، والبروفيسور نيك راولينز، أستاذ علم الأعصاب ووكيل نائب رئيس جامعة أكسفورد سابقاً، والبروفيسور ألكسندر زاندر، عضو مجلس أمناء جامعة نانيانغ التكنولوجية في سنغافورة، والدكتور علي أحمد الغفلي، وكيل كلية العلوم الإنسانية والاجتماعية بجامعة الإمارات، إضافة إلى ديفيد بي بينيت، نائب رئيس العلاقات الإنمائية والخريجين في جامعة هوارد، والبروفيسور كازوهيكو تاكيوتشي، مدير وأستاذ في نظام البحوث المتكاملة لعلوم الاستدامة في معاهد جامعة طوكيو للدراسات المتقدمة.

واطلع مجلس أمناء الجائزة على طلبات الترشُّح للجائزة لهذا العام، والتي شهدت مشاركة واسعة من أهم وأبرز الجهات والأفراد بمجال صناعة وإنتاج المعرفة من جميع أنحاء العالم، حيث بلغ عدد طلبات الترشُّح التي استعرضها مجلس الأمناء 133 طلباً، وتفوقت طلبات ترشُّح الأفراد على طلبات ترشُّح المؤسَّسات، فيما بلغت نسبة الزيادة في المشاركة بالجائزة 157% خلال دورة العام الجاري مقارنة بدورة عام 2017.

وتهدف جائزة محمد بن راشد للمعرفة إلى تكريم روَّاد المعرفة من أفراد ومؤسَّسات على مستوى العالم، وتسليط الضوء على أبرز إنجازاتهم التي ألهمت البشرية، كما تسعى الجائزة التي تبلغ قيمتها مليون دولار أمريكي، إلى الإسهام في بناء اقتصاد المعرفة من خلال تحفيز الإبداع والإنجازات في مختلف المجالات.

وتتضمَّن فئات الجائزة كلَّ ما يتعلق بمجالات المعرفة والتنمية والابتكار والريادة والإبداع، إلى جانب تطوير المؤسَّسات التعليمية والبحث العلمي، وتكنولوجيا الاتصالات، فضلاً عن الطباعة والنشر والتوثيق الورقي والإلكتروني، وغيرها من المجالات.

وتدعو مؤسَّسة محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم للمعرفة جميع المؤسَّسات والأفراد إلى المشاركة والاستفادة من فعاليات “قمَّة المعرفة 2018” التي تنظمها المؤسَّسة في  الفترة من 5 إلى 6 ديسمبر المقبل تحت شعار “الشباب ومستقبل اقتصاد المعرفة”، حيث تجمع القمة في دورتها الخامسة نخبة من صُنَّاع القرار والأكاديميين والمختصين من جميع أنحاء العالم، بهدف تسليط الضَّوء على مفاهيم اقتصاد المعرفة القائم على رأس المال البشري، والاقتصاد الرقمي وأبرز مجالاته، إلى جانب الاقتصاد الإسلامي ودوره في اقتصاد المعرفة، إضافة إلى محاور الشباب ودورهم في بناء مجتمعات المعرفة.

‫مؤسسة Foundation for a Smoke-Free World تنشر أجندتها التمهيدية للصحة والعلوم والتقنية، وتصدر طلبا بعدة ملايين الدولارات لاقتراحات لتطوير علامات بيولوجية

تدعو الجمهور لتقديم تعليقات على الأجندة

نيويورك،  16 آب/أغسطس، 2018 / بي آر نيوزواير / — أعلنت  Foundation for a Smoke-Free World عن نشر أجندتها التمهيدية للصحة والعلوم والتكنولوجيا (HST)  إلى تقديم تعليقاته عليها. وقد أعدت المؤسسة أجندتها الأولية عبر استشارات مع طائفة واسعة من الخبراء ومراجعات لأحدث البيانات الخاصة بالأمراض الناتجة عن التدخين، ونتائج مسح أجرته المؤسسة عن حالة التدخين  ومراجعات الأعمال الأخيرة حول فجوات الأبحاث في الميدان.

تحدد هذه الأجندة التمهيدية العمل في ثلاثة مجالات:

  • تمويل البحوث للإجابة عن أسئلة المستهلكين والأطباء والهيئات التنظيمية بشأن التدخين والإقلاع عن التدخين والحد من الضرر؛ وتعزيز القدرة البحثية في البلدان التي يعيش فيها معظم المدخنين.
  • إنشاء آليات تمويل لتحفيز الابتكار من أجل أدوات إقلاع عن التدخين أكثر فاعلية وتحسين الوصول إلى منتجات الإقلاع عن التدخين بأسعار معقولة في البلدان المنخفضة والمتوسطة الدخل.
  • تمويل جمع البيانات والتحليلات لقياس التقدم وإبلاغ إجراءات المستهلكين والباحثين وأصحاب المصلحة الآخرين والمؤسسة نفسها.

تدعو المؤسسة الجمهور لتقديم التعليقات على جدول الأعمال التمهيدي من خلال موقعها على الإنترنت  حتى 15 أيلول/سبتمبر 2018. ستقوم المؤسسة بمراجعة التعليقات والنظر فيها لإدراجها في النسخة النهائية لجدول الأعمال، والتي يتم إعدادها للنشر في تشرين الثاني/نوفمبر 2018.

وقال فرهاد رياحي، رئيس قسم الصحة، ومسؤول العلوم والتكنولوجيا، Foundation for a Smoke-Free World، “لا يزال التدخين هو أكبر سبب قابل للمنع للوفاة والعجز في العالم. وحسب مسار الأمور الحالي، سيموت مليار شخص قبل الأوان من التدخين هذا القرن. ندعو جميع المهتمين إلى تسريع إنهاء التدخين لمراجعة جدول أعمالنا الأولي للصحة، العلوم والتكنولوجيا. نتطلع إلى الاستماع من المدخنين وعائلاتهم والباحثين والمبتكرين وممولي الابتكار وأخصائيي الرعاية الصحية الذين يحاولون مساعدة المدخنين على الإقلاع والحد من المخاطر الصحية، وصانعي السياسات.”

المؤسسة تصدر طلبا بعدة ملايين الدولارات للحصول على مقترحات لتطوير علامات بيولوجية

إلى جانب جدول الأعمال التمهيدي للصحة والعلوم والتكنولوجيا، تصدر المؤسسة طلب مقترحات  لتطوير علامات بيولوجية موضوعية للتعرض للتدخين والنيكوتين يمكنها أن تميز بين مجموعات مختلفة من منتجات النيكوتين مثل السجائر، التبغ من دون دخان، السجائر الإلكترونية، وعلاجات بدائل النيكوتين.

سيتطلب إنهاء التدخين القيام بالأبحاث، بما في ذلك الدراسات الطولية لتقييم أنماط تعاطي ونتائج تعاطي منتجات النيكوتين التقليدية والحديثة. يوضح المسح الذي أجرته المؤسسة مؤخرًا لمشهد العلامات البيولوجية أنه لا يوجد حاليا أي مؤشر بيولوجي أو لوحة للعلامات البيولوجية التي يمكن أن تميز بشكل موثوق بين استخدام مختلف منتجات النيكوتين والتبغ أو تحديد الاستخدام المزدوج أو المتعدد. سوف تستفيد الدراسات بشكل كبير من العلامات البيولوجية الموضوعية لحالة التعرض والتعاطي، مما يقلل الاعتماد على التقارير الذاتية والمسوحات.

وقال الدكتور براين اركيلا، مدير العلوم التنظيمية، Foundation for a Smoke-Free World، كبير خبراء علم السموم سابقا في مركز إدارة الأغذية والأدوية لمنتجات التبغ، “عندما أجرينا مقابلات مع الباحثين حول أولوياتهم واحتياجاتهم، سرعان ما أصبح واضحا أن المؤشرات الحيوية الموضوعية للتعرض ستحسن إلى حد كبير جودة وموثوقية الأبحاث المتعلقة باستخدام الأشخاص لمنتجات التبغ المختلفة، وأن المؤسسة يمكن أن تقدم مساهمة كبيرة من خلال دعم الأبحاث والابتكار في هذا المجال”.

تدعو المؤسسة مقدمي الطلبات من ذوي الخبرة في العلامات البيولوجية إلى التقدم بطلب للحصول على منح لتطوير مقترحات بحثية كاملة. وبعد ذلك، ستمول المؤسسة ما يصل إلى ثلاثة مشاريع بحثية للعلامات البيولوجية لمدة سنتين، كل منها بمنحة تصل إلى 3 ملايين دولار، ليصل مجمل المنح المقدمة من المؤسسة  9 ملايين دولار كحد أقصى. ستشمل العلامات البيولوجية كلا من العلامات البيولوجية التقليدية وكذلك العلامات البيولوجية الرقمية التي يتم جمعها بفعل المستشعرات الحيوية والأجهزة المرتداة والأجهزة الأخرى.

عملية تقديم مقترح الإشارة البيولوجية مفصلة على الموقع الإلكتروني للمؤسسة. ينبغي تقديم المقترحات بحلول 28 أيلول/سبتمبر 2018.

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Foundation for a Smoke-Free Worldهي منظمة مستقلة غير ربحية تهدف إلى تحسين الصحة العالمية من خلال إنهاء التدخين في هذا الجيل.

لمزيد من المعلومات حول المؤسسة، يرجى زيارة www.smokefreeworld.org

Venture Global LNG Announces Additional Private Placement Funding of $160 Million: Aggregate Funding Total Reaches $630 Million

ARLINGTON, Virginia, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Venture Global LNG, Inc. announces that it has raised additional private capital of approximately $160 million from large institutional investors. The company has now raised a total of $630 million to support the development of its projects.

The transaction proceeds will fund Venture Global LNG’s continued development activities for its proposed LNG export facilities in Louisiana. The company is developing both the 10 MTPA Calcasieu Pass facility on the Gulf of Mexico and the 20 MTPA Plaquemines LNG facility on the Mississippi River using a highly efficient, mid-scale liquefaction technology provided by its strategic partner GE Oil & Gas, LLC, part of Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE).

In response to the capital raise, Co-CEO Mike Sabel stated, “Both new and existing investors recognize our quality execution as we continue signing binding 20-year agreements for the purchase of LNG from our Calcasieu Pass and Plaquemines projects. Our growing list of world-class partners, which includes Shell, BP, Edison S.p.A., Galp, and PGNiG, among others, can feel confident in our ability to deliver the lowest cost LNG from North America.”

Co-CEO Bob Pender added, “Following receipt of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for our Calcasieu Pass project in June, we are preparing for our FERC authorization and the commencement of construction in early 2019. The contracting momentum for our Plaquemines project continues to grow, and we expect to announce additional milestones in the near term.”

About Venture Global LNG

Venture Global LNG is a long-term, low-cost provider of LNG to be supplied from resource rich North American natural gas basins. Venture Global LNG’s liquefaction process system will employ a highly efficient and reliable suite of products supplied by GE Oil & Gas, LLC, part of Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE). Venture Global LNG is developing both the 10 MTPA Venture Global Calcasieu Pass facility (on an approximately 1,000-acre site located at the intersection of the Calcasieu Ship Channel and the Gulf of Mexico) and the 20 MTPA Venture Global Plaquemines LNG facility (on an approximately 630-acre site in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, 30 miles south of New Orleans on the Mississippi River). Venture Global has raised $630 million of capital to-date to support the development of its projects. More can be found at www.venturegloballng.com.

Foundation for a Smoke-Free World Shares Preliminary Health, Science, and Technology Agenda, and Issues Multimillion Dollar Request for Proposals for Biomarker Development

Invites Public to Provide Comment on the Agenda

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World announced publication of its preliminary Health, Science, and Technology (HST) Agenda and invites the public to provide comment. The Foundation has prepared its preliminary Agenda through consultations with a broad range of experts, reviews of the most recent epidemiological data on smoking, findings of the Foundation’s State of Smoking survey, and reviews of recent work on research gaps in the field.

This preliminary Agenda outlines work in three areas:

  • Funding research to answer consumers’, physicians’, and regulators’ questions about smoking, smoking cessation, and harm reduction; and to strengthen research capacity in countries where most smokers live
  • Creating funding mechanisms to stimulate innovation for more effective smoking cessation tools and for improving access to affordable cessation and reduced-risk products in low- and middle-income countries
  • Funding data-gathering and analytics to measure progress and to inform the actions of consumers, researchers, other stakeholders, and the Foundation itself

The Foundation invites comments on the preliminary Agenda through its website until September 15, 2018. The Foundation will review the comments and consider them for inclusion in the final version of the Agenda, which is set for publication in November 2018.

“Smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disability in the world. On the present trajectory, a billion people will prematurely die from smoking this century. We invite all those interested in accelerating the end of smoking to review our preliminary HST Agenda and comment. We look forward to hearing from smokers and their families, researchers, innovators and funders of innovation, healthcare professionals who are trying to help smokers quit and reduce their health risks, and policy makers,” said Farhad Riahi, MD, Chief Health, Science, and Technology Officer, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World.

Foundation Issues Multimillion Dollar Request for Proposals for Biomarker Development

Alongside its preliminary Health, Science, and Technology Agenda, the Foundation is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop objective biomarkers of tobacco and nicotine exposure that can discriminate between different nicotine-delivery product groups (e.g., cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, vapes, and nicotine replacement therapy).

Ending smoking will require research, including longitudinal studies to assess use patterns and outcomes of using traditional and emerging nicotine products. The Foundation’s recently commissioned survey of the biomarker landscape shows that there is currently no biomarker or panel of biomarkers that can reliably discriminate between the use of different nicotine and tobacco products or identify dual or multiple use. Studies will benefit greatly from objective biomarkers of exposure and use-state, reducing reliance on self-reporting and surveys.

“As we interviewed researchers about their priorities and their needs, it quickly became clear that objective biomarkers of exposure would greatly improve the quality and reliability of research on people’s use of different products, and that the Foundation could make a significant contribution by supporting research and innovation in this area,” said Brian Erkkila, PhD, Director of Regulatory Science, Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, and former Lead Toxicologist at the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products.

The Foundation invites applicants with expertise in biomarkers to apply for scoping grants to develop full research proposals. Subsequently, the Foundation will fund up to three 2-year biomarker research projects, each with a budget of up to $3 million, for a total maximum grant budget of $9 million. Biomarkers will encompass both traditional biomarkers as well as digital biomarkers collected by biosensors, wearables, and other devices.

The biomarker submission process is detailed on the Foundation’s website. The proposals are due by September 28, 2018.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR A SMOKE-FREE WORLD
The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is an independent non-profit organization with the purpose of improving global health by ending smoking in this generation.

For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.smokefreeworld.org.

TCP Group integrates sustainability into 5-year business plan

  • Drives sustainability in 3 areas: Integrity, Quality, Harmony
  • Aims to strengthen status as ‘a great Thai company on the global stage’        

BANGKOK, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — TCP Group, the Thai beverage and snacks group that owns, manufactures, and distributes Krating Daeng (Red Bull), Ready, Sponsor, Som Plus, Mansome, and Puriku beverages as well as Sun Snack snacks, today, announced that it has embedded far-reaching sustainability goals into its five-year business plan. The goals extend from a commitment to integrity in all its business activities, through to a commitment to quality in its products and the workplace, as well as a commitment to sustainable environmental practices and community relations.

TCP Group

Mr. Saravoot Yoovidhya, Chief Executive Officer, TCP Group, said, “Our business goal is to become, within 2022, one of Thailand’s most admired corporations that is a house of powerful brands with our annual sales tripled to US$ 3 billion. We will drive our goals with investments of over US$ 300 million that will strengthen our capabilities in every field.”

“We have, today, taken an important first step into becoming a most admired company by making the fulfilment of sustainability goals an integral and inseparable part of our company’s overall goals. Those goals are grouped under three main pillars — Integrity, Quality and Harmony — and are consistent with the United Nations’ sustainability guidelines,” he said.

He said TCP Group would work in partnership with other stakeholders in any area that can enhance the fulfilment of its sustainability goals, including NGOs, local communities, and government agencies.

Integrity

“Integrity is the first of our three pillars on which we have built our sustainability goals,” said Mr. Yoovidhya.

“It’s about how we behave both internally and externally, and includes operational guidelines that ensure good corporate governance as well as fair procurement practices, and the promotion of sustainability in the supply chain,” he said.

According to Mr. Yoovidhya, TCP Group will encourage all its stakeholders, from suppliers to employees and its own board to directors, to adopt sustainable practices across the entire spectrum of its activities, from acquiring raw materials from socially responsible sources to ensuring that TCP products are properly delivered to consumers.

Quality

He said that ‘quality’ was another pillar around which the company had formulated its sustainability goals.

“We have already begun several programmes to improve the quality of life in the workplace, so that our employees find greater fulfilment and pleasure in their daily work activities. We believe it is the primary foundation for an organisation’s ability to deliver great products and great results,” Mr. Yoovidhya said.

He said that the company would also promote greater quality in the lifestyles of consumers by investing in programmes to create awareness about wellness and healthy nutrition while ensuring that quality is always embedded into the nutritional value of all TCP products.

Harmony

“Harmony is the third of our sustainability pillars, and its focus is on ensuring that everything we do as a company is ‘in harmony’ with the environment as well as the communities in which we operate,” Mr. Yoovidhya said.

“We not only wish to preserve and protect the environment and communities, but to be proactive in helping them to flourish,” he said.

TCP Group announced that it would maximise the efficiency of its use of natural resources, such as water, and that it would also support local communities by creating jobs and giving precedence to the use of local raw materials.

“Our sustainability goals are real and actionable, because we see them as integral to our business development,” Mr. Yoovidhya said.

Contact: P.Pachanapreeda +662-664-9500 – www.tcp.com

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US-Based Public Performance Rights Organization Pro Music Rights Reaches a 7.4% Market Share Making It The 3rd Largest Public Performance Rights Organization In The United States

Pro Music Rights — the fifth Public Performance Rights Society In U.S.  — now controls a  market share of 7.4%.

MIAMI, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Pro Music Rights is the fifth-ever formed Public Performance Rights Society in the United States, one that controls a market share of 7.4% in the U.S. and represents works with such notable acts as Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Young Jeezy, Juelz Santana, Lil Yachty, MoneyBaggYo, Larry June, Trae Pound, Sauce Walka, Trae Tha Truth, Sosaman, Soulja Boy, Lex Luger, Lud Foe, SlowBucks, Gunplay, OG Maco, Rich The Kid, Fat Trel, Young Scooter, Nipsey Hussle, Famous Dex, Boosie Badazz, Shy Glizzy and many more.

Pro Music Rights pays 100% of all Public Performance Royalties directly to the performers, songwriters, publishers, and legally-entitled rights holders who have joined Pro Music Rights on a monthly basis.  Jake P. Noch founded Pro Music Rights as its current Chief Executive Officer after experiencing firsthand the systematic issues that plague the field of Public Performance Rights.  Those issues have hindered the ability of performers, songwriters, publishers, and the creative community as a whole to earn a livelihood.

Pro Music Rights brought in Grammy Award-winning engineer and producer Paul Ring to act as the President of Pro Music Rights.

Ring has had a long tenure of success as President of two prominent record companies that have been distributed exclusively through Universal Music Group over the past 23 years.  Ring’s tenure began in 1995 as President of Private Eye Records, which had legendary artists such as Rick James, Cameo Gap Band, and James Brown. In 2000, he launched Bungalo Records, which has sustained a rich and diverse history of great artists and producers including Rodney Jerkins, DJ Quik, and Patti LaBelle.

Pro Music Rights also brought in Livio Harris as the Senior Vice President of Global Operations.  Harris is a powerhouse executive who began his career as a singer/songwriter and signed to a major label in 1990 called Uptown Records (the home of Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, Guy, and more).

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With his experience as an artist, the natural progression for Livio was climbing up the industry ranks as an executive who has amassed over 30 years of industry experience.  He has advanced from being a former recording artist, entertainment manager, artist development executive, VP of Tier2 Films, and Executive VP of Notting Hill Music Publishing.

Livio has worked with many music companies such as Elektra Records and Epic Records as an A&R Consultant.  Livio also ran and developed Notting Hill Music Publishing (U.S.) for over 21 + years. Livio has been credited for a significant amount of Notting Hill’s U.S. catalog, which includes Will Smith, The Pussycat Dolls, Beyonce, Destiny’s Child, Eminem, Outkast, Nelly, Michael Jackson, and DJ Khaled, to name a few.

For More Information on Pro Music Rights visit: https://ProMusicRights.com

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