Daily Archives: March 5, 2020

Padmate’s Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds, PaMu Scroll, Win 2020 iF Design Award

– The Company also Launches Global Campaign to Recruit Distributers

XIAMEN, China, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PaMu Scroll, of the innovative electronics manufacturer Padmate, took home the 2020 iF Design Award in Hamburg, Germany. Following the win, Padmate announced a new global recruitment and distribution campaign for the award-winning product.

PaMu Scroll hit the top of IF design with it's unique visual of scroll shape

Padmate Chief Designer Cai Xiaolu said, “The design of the PaMu Scroll was inspired by ancient Chinese scrolls, which were used to communicate information in the form of words and pictures, just as we use Bluetooth headsets to deliver voice.”

PaMu Scroll’s unique use of scroll-influenced imagery, reflecting the essence of Chinese forms of expression, differentiates the product in the Bluetooth headset market while attracting a group of fans who love showing their personalities. The company also partnered with the Palace Museum to jointly launch Scroll earphones with a customized design themed after the Chinese imperial dragon robe, showcasing the brand’s oriental style.

PaMu Scroll delivers sophisticated sound quality and highly accurate voice reproduction. Ergonomically designed to achieve a perfect fit within the ear, at a mere 5 grams (.175 oz.), the earbuds are lightweight and ear-friendly, making them comfortable. The water-proof design, based on the demanding IPX6-grade standard, assures users the ability to use the headset in all environments, without needing to worry when running or commuting in the rain.

Multiple scroll-type Padmate earphones-latest featured with consumer replaceable covers upcoming soon

Padmate also announced the beginning of a recruitment campaign for global agents interested in selling and distributing its products. It will continue with the scroll-type design, and roll out new experience-upgraded truly wireless Bluetooth headsets. Interested parties are invited to contact info@padmate.cn.

Founded in 2011, Padmate develops and produces innovative Bluetooth headsets and electronic products, empowering healthy lifestyles through technology. The company seeks inspiration for its unique designs from what is generally seen as naturally pleasing among people of all backgrounds as well as classic fashions, transforming every headset into a work of art. In 2018 and 2019, it launched two products PaMu Scroll and PaMu Slide on Indiegogo, receiving support from more than 80,000 backers and creating two new records in the platfrom. PaMu, a brand of Padmate’s audio products category, is dedicated to developing highly personalized products, which have been recognized and recommended by leaders in the world of product experience, as well as by NBA players Spencer Dinwiddie and Kyle Kuzma.

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Kenya Accuses Somalia of Border Incursion

NAIROBI – Kenya has accused Somalia of an unwarranted attack on the Kenyan border town of Mandera, in the latest territorial dispute between the neighbors. Kenya and Somalia have long accused each other of encroaching on the other’s territory and Kenya’s remarks come as it faces pressure on the future of its troops fighting al-Shabab militants inside Somalia.

Somali media report that President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo spoke by phone with Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta on the issues regarding security and that they agreed to work together on their common interests.

The conversation took place a day after the Kenyan leader accused the Horn of Africa nation of violating Kenyan borders during a clash along the Kenya-Somalia frontier. Reports say the clash took place in Somalia’s semi-autonomous state of Jubaland and involved the Somali military and fighters linked to Ahmed Madobe, president of the Jubaland region.

Mohamed Maalim Mohamud, a senator in the Kenyan town of Mandera, across the border from Jubaland, told VOA tension is still high in the area.

As of today, I am told there is a buildup of forces from both sides that soldiers of Jubaland are moving freely in our region, in our territory and building up and reinforcing themselves and anytime something can break out; it’s very serious, he said.

Mohamud also says the people of Mandera are paying the price for the unrest at the border and ongoing tension between the two countries.

People who live in that part of the town vacated that place and went for safe stay elsewhere in the town. The schools have been closed. So it’s that bad, he said.

Kenya and Somalia’s relationship has soured in recent months over the fate of Jubaland leader Madobe, who enjoys a good relationship with the government in Nairobi.

The Somali government disputes the Jubaland election of 2019, which gave Madobe another fours years to run the affairs of the state’s Middle Juba, Lower Juba, and Gedo regions.

Professor Chacha Nyaigotti Chacha specializes in diplomacy and international relations at the University of Nairobi. He says both countries need to engage each other directly.

For many years, Kenya has been hosting people from Somalia who were fleeing from molestation,” he said. “It’s very difficult for people to differentiate and find a way how they can best deal with the individuals who might be approaching them for discussions and whatever. So the bottom line then is, first of all, to recognize the central quality and the central power in Somalia and for Somalia’s central power also to recognize that Kenya is an independent country. It has borders and it has a government which is functional and therefore anything that happens must always be sanitized and be blessed by the government systems.

Separately, Kenya is considering withdrawing its troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia after eight years of fighting the Somali militant group al-Shabab. The matter is still being discussed in Kenya’s National Security Council.

We are safer when our security forces are here to defend the nation from within,” said Caleb Amisi, a legislator who sits on Kenya’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. “We went to Somalia as a matter of courtesy to our neighbors, but it was not a conventional war. We were perusing the enemy of our neighboring country. So we believe that we been able to make a milestone in that particular mandate, and it’s high time they come back and secure our territory.

Kenya sent troops to Somalia in 2011. Al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab has attacked Kenya for its involvement in supporting the AU mission in Somalia.

Source: Voice of America

Statement by the Secretary-General on the death of Javier Perez de Cuellar

By Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

I am profoundly saddened at the passing of my predecessor, Javier Peacute;rez de Cueacute;llar.

He was an accomplished statesman, a committed diplomat and a personal inspiration who left a profound impact on the United Nations and our world.

Mr. Peacute;rez de Cueacute;llar’s life spanned not only a century but also the entire history of the United Nations, dating back to his participation in the first meeting of the General Assembly in 1946.

His tenure as Secretary-General coincided with two distinct eras in international affairs: first, some of the iciest years of the Cold War, and then, with the ideological confrontation at an end, a time when the United Nations began to play more fully the role envisaged by the founders.

Mr. Peacute;rez de Cueacute;llar played a crucial role in a number of diplomatic successes � including the independence of Namibia, an end to the Iran-Iraq War, the release of American hostages held in Lebanon, the peace accord in Cambodia and, in his very last days in office, a historic peace agreement in El Salvador.

I extend my deepest condolences to Mr. Peacute;rez de Cueacute;llar’s family, the Peruvian people and so many others around the world whose lives were touched by a remarkable and compassionate global leader who left our world a far better place.

Source: United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

Statement by the Secretary-General on the death of Javier Perez de Cuellar

By Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

I am profoundly saddened at the passing of my predecessor, Javier Peacute;rez de Cueacute;llar.

He was an accomplished statesman, a committed diplomat and a personal inspiration who left a profound impact on the United Nations and our world.

Mr. Peacute;rez de Cueacute;llar’s life spanned not only a century but also the entire history of the United Nations, dating back to his participation in the first meeting of the General Assembly in 1946.

His tenure as Secretary-General coincided with two distinct eras in international affairs: first, some of the iciest years of the Cold War, and then, with the ideological confrontation at an end, a time when the United Nations began to play more fully the role envisaged by the founders.

Mr. Peacute;rez de Cueacute;llar played a crucial role in a number of diplomatic successes � including the independence of Namibia, an end to the Iran-Iraq War, the release of American hostages held in Lebanon, the peace accord in Cambodia and, in his very last days in office, a historic peace agreement in El Salvador.

I extend my deepest condolences to Mr. Peacute;rez de Cueacute;llar’s family, the Peruvian people and so many others around the world whose lives were touched by a remarkable and compassionate global leader who left our world a far better place.

Source: United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

South Africa Confirms 1st Coronavirus Case

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s health minister on Thursday confirmed the nation’s first case of the novel coronavirus, in a 38-year-old man who had recently traveled to Italy.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the patient, from the eastern KwaZulu-Natal province, had travelled to Italy with his wife. They were, he said in a statement, part of a group of 10 people who returned to South Africa on March 1.

The patient consulted a private general practitioner on March 3, with symptoms of fever, headache, malaise, a sore throat and a cough, the minister said. The practice nurse took swabs and delivered it to the lab. The patient has been self-isolating since March 3. The couple also has two children. The Emergency Operating Center has identified the contacts by interviewing the patient and doctor. The tracer team has been deployed to KwaZulu-Natal with epidemiologists and clinicians from NICD. The doctor has been self-isolated as well.

The World Health Organization says more than 93,000 people have been infected worldwide since the beginning of the outbreak in late 2019. Of those cases, more than 3,000 people have died — the vast majority of them in China.

South Africa has identified 13 hospitals equipped to treat patients, and has implemented screening at the continent’s busiest airport, in Johannesburg.

In a statement, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases hailed the news as a “success” of South Africa’s surveillance system, and assured South Africans that the situation was being handled.

This is not as a failure but as a success of our health systems to be able to detect and rapidly identify cases, the Institute said in a statement. The case has been self-isolated at home since the onset of symptoms and is receiving treatment.

Source: Voice of America