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Takeda and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Establish “Takeda Chair in Global Child Health”

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  • The “Takeda Chair in Global Child Health” is the first Chair at
    the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to be fully
    endowed by a company
  • Partnership will boost LSHTM’s innovative research into child
    health and survival that helps policymakers to make evidence-based
    decisions; the Chair’s continuous funding supports LSHTM to plan
    strategically and sustainably to improve heath worldwide
  • Demonstrates Takeda’s long-term commitment to the people and
    cutting-edge science that help bring life-changing therapies and
    vaccines to patients worldwide

OSAKA, Japan & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK)
(“Takeda”) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
will announce today at the evening reception, hosted by the Embassy of
Japan in the United Kingdom, the establishment of the Takeda Chair in
Global Child Health, endowed by a £3 million donation by Takeda to
LSHTM. The School’s first fully endowed corporate chair, it will support
vital research into reducing 5.3 million child deaths in low and
middle-income countries.

Takeda’s donation will enable LSHTM to recruit a world-class researcher
and educator to join its innovative academic team as the first holder of
the Takeda Chair in Global Child Health. This post will play a critical
role in consolidating LSHTM’s child health research across more than 100
countries, accelerating change for one of the biggest global health
challenges, and further strengthening LSHTM’s position as a leader in
maternal, child and adolescent health.

Christophe Weber, President and CEO of Takeda, stated, “Takeda’s aim is
to thrive at the cutting edge of innovation that helps solve unmet
medical needs, both through our own R&D and in collaboration with
exceptional partners across the globe. We believe that global health
research and the training of new global healthcare professionals are
essential to the ongoing translation of science into life-changing
therapies for patients. This Chair does both. We are excited to partner
with LSHTM, renowned for its pioneering research and uniquely placed to
realize the full potential impact of the Chair, and in doing so directly
benefitting millions of children and their families.”

Through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, Takeda has
supported health worker training and capacity building, immunization
campaigns, health system strengthening and maternal, child and newborn
health in the developing world for over a decade. Additionally, Takeda
has a long history of supporting child health beyond CSR. For over 70
years, the company has supplied critical vaccines to the children of
Japan, and more recently is working to expand impact on global health
beyond Japan through a pipeline with the potential to transform the
global picture for several neglected diseases.

More than five million children under the age of five die each year,
half of whom die within the neonatal period (birth to one month old),
with the next largest number being due to childhood infections such as
pneumonia and diarrhea. While the vast majority of these deaths are
preventable, key research gaps remain. The Takeda Chair in Global Child
Health will enable a ‘rising star’ to bridge research, public policy,
and healthcare delivery by developing thought leadership in child
survival and health through innovative research, including vaccines,
neonatal care, under-nutrition, and infection diagnostics and treatments.

Professor Baron Peter Piot, Director of LSHTM, stated, “We are honored
to partner with Takeda to create this Professorial Chair, the first in
our School’s history to have been fully endowed through corporate
support. This donation is incredibly valuable, providing ongoing funding
and support for a Professorial Chair in Global Child Health – a pivotal
part of our continuing mission to improve health worldwide. We are
deeply thankful to Takeda for their generosity as we work together to
transform the health of future generations.”

Professor Joy Lawn, Director of LSHTM’s MARCH Centre (Maternal
Adolescent, Reproductive & Child Health Centre), said, “The Takeda Chair
will advance the evidence base for child survival and child health
around the world, enable innovations and drive an important emphasis on
the science and realities of healthcare implementation. This Chair will
be instrumental in linking evidence to action, especially in sub-Saharan
Africa and South Asia, where the majority of child deaths occur. We are
grateful for Takeda’s generous support which will advance child health
worldwide, and aligns with the mission of the London School of Hygiene &
Tropical Medicine and our school’s MARCH Centre.”

International recruitment for the Takeda Chair in Global Child Health
will begin in May. Due to the perpetual nature of this endowment, this
role will be awarded to generations of academics, enabling the best and
brightest academic minds to have the freedom to explore innovative ways
to improve global health.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK)
is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader
headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a
Brighter Future to patients by translating science into
highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four
therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Rare Diseases and
Neuroscience. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived
Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative
medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by
advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our
enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust,
modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving
quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health
care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

For more information, visit https://www.takeda.com

About the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading
centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global
health, with 4,500 students and more than 3,000 staff working in over
100 countries. LSHTM is one of the highest-rated research institutions
in the UK, and among the world’s leading schools in public and global
health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and
worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and
global health research, education and translation of knowledge into
policy and practice. For more information, visit www.lshtm.ac.uk
and https://march.lshtm.ac.uk/

Contacts

Media Inquiries:
The Press Office at LSHTM
press@lshtm.ac.uk
+44(0)207
927 2802

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Kazumi Kobayashi
kazumi.kobayashi@takeda.com
+81
3 3278 2095

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Tycoon Global Blockchain Real Estate Group Announced a US$4.5 Million Project

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MELBOURNE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The leading Tycoon Global blockchain real estate group announced to have
accomplished the land delivery of a new project valued $ 4.5 million.

Tycoon Global planned to establish 6 villas on this block of land, and
each villa includes 4 bedrooms, 3 toilets and 2 garages. It is located
in the bustling Upper East Side in Melbourne and with the good natural
conditions, which has become one of the best areas in Melbourne. As real
estate is the key to developing business hub in the State of Victoria,
Australian Government has already invested 600 million Australian
dollars for upgrading the living facilities in this area since 2016.

The real estate project is adjacent to the largest shopping centre,
Eastland Shopping Centre in the East Area of Melbourne. A total of 350
stores offering everything from luxury goods to daily home products are
located in this shopping centre, and moreover, the people here can enjoy
the foods from all over the world. In addition to that, this shopping
centre is rapidly expanding, which is also an interesting proposition
for all the potential investors setting their eyes on the adjacent real
estate plot.

The owners of dwelling units in this area would also have access to lots
of high-quality educational institutes, including primary schools and
middle schools, such as Eastwood School, which is only 280m from the
project area, and Tintern School, which is only 680m from the project
area. The real estate project also boasts of very convenient
transportation options, as the closest urban rail transit station is at
only 12 minutes of walking distance, and the entrance of M3 eastern
expressway is only 1,200m from the project area.

The ambitious real estate project is already in high demand due to
multiple advantages. According to the REA 2018 statistical data of the
largest real estate data company in Australia, the average demand of the
real properties on this plot has 220% of the average demand in the State
of Victoria.

Dr. Zhong Jian, CEO of Tycoon Global, showed that this project was
planned to be launched in June 2019 and the sale will officially begin
in July. Each individual villa will be priced at around US $750,000,
which makes these some of the most exclusive and valuable properties in
Victoria for self-occupation and investment. Besides, this project
accepts payment of TCT (Tycoon Chain Token). This also reflects the
Tycoon Global principle of landing first and zoology second.

Tycoon Global will keep conducting real estate development and reforming
the traditional real estate industry chain with blockchain technology
based on the excellent profitability. “Sustainable profitability is the
basis for us to embrace the new technology to update the industry chain
of real estate, and it also makes us different from other blockchain
companies.” said Dr. Zhong.

About Tycoon Global

Tycoon Global Real Estate Platform (abbreviated as ‘Tycoon Global’) is a
platform for decentralized real estate investment, development, trade
and management based on Ethereum (ETH). Under the premise of conforming
to the requirements of laws and regulations in different regions of the
world, the global investors and real properties are directly linked by
the decentralized blockchain platform. Starting from the newly built
residence and commercial real estate management in Australia, the
brand-new real estate investment, construction, trade, lease,
maintenance and earning zoology based on transparency, public and trust
is constructed around the world. Tycoon Global is committed to reduce
the admittance threshold of real estate investment, allowing more people
to have the opportunity to participate in real estate investment,
especially cross-border real estate investment, and share earnings;
allowing high-quality property holders, developers, builders as well as
operators in the industry to show themselves, and gain more earnings.
Meanwhile, a more reliable economic system is built via blockchain
technology, improving the efficiency for value certification, exchange
and transfer, and creating the brand-new real estate zoology.

TCT is the official tokens of Tycoon Global, and the necessary condition
to initiate instructions, form smart contracts, perform contracts, and
issue comments on Tycoon Global. It can not only be applied for
purchasing cross-border real estates, and meanwhile, the traders in the
links (including investment, earnings, building materials supply,
property management, building design service, building construction,
decoration materials supply, decoration design, decoration construction,
and commercial property leasing and renting) of the new real estate
zoology created by Tycoon Global – all use the TCT.

Contacts

Sherry Xiao, 2025060168
sherry@sherrynetwork.com

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XINHUANET: Promotion Event of The Most Beautiful Shooting Location in China Held During Cannes Film Festival

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CANNES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On May 16 (local time), an event was held at the 72nd Cannes Film
Festival to recommend China’s most beautiful shooting locations on the
theme of “Fascinating China.”

In the event, the Yellow Sea National Forest Park in Dongtai, Jiangsu
Province, the One Hundred Mile Azalea Forest in Bijie, Guizhou Province,
Siming District of Xiamen, Fujian Province, and the Li Autonomous County
in Lingshui, Hainan Province were on the list.

The promotional films about the scenery in these four cities were also
screened repeatedly in the festival’s official projection hall.

During the event, the representatives from each city promoted their
local culture and landscape to the guests at home and abroad.

The Yellow Sea National Forest Park boasts of distinct seasons, long
sunshine duration, and fresh forest air comparable to that of
untraversed areas in mountains.

In the One Hundred Mile Azalea Forest, the blooming azaleas all over the
hills and dales can be seen in every spring.

Siming District of Xiamen, Fujian Province has a long history, bustling
street views, unique arcade-houses, and distinctive international
atmosphere.

With clear blue sea, shining beaches, bright-colored corals and deep
rock caves, Li Autonomous County in Lingshui, Hainan Province has become
the shooting location of many outstanding movie and television works.

Many professional filmmakers all over the world spoke highly of the
scenery and grandeur of these locations in China.

After promoting their local landscape and cultural resources to the
guests around the world, representatives from the cities of China’s most
beautiful shooting locations communicate warmly with the guests.

Representatives of international filmmakers and organizations have
expressed strong interests in going to China to shoot their movie and
television works.

Contacts

Company Name: XINHUANET
Contact Person: Liu Qian
Email: liuqian@news.cn
Website:
http://www.xinhuanet.com/ent/zgzmwjd/index.htm

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GEICO’s Tips for Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

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WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bikes?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#Bikeslt;/agt;–As the summer months approach, millions of motorcycles will be hitting
the roads. GEICO
wants to remind you that motorcycle safety is everyone’s responsibility.

In spite of all the available motorcycle-training courses, reflective
clothing, and protective gear, one of the biggest threats to
motorcyclists is all the other drivers on the roads and highways.

Drivers that have experienced close calls may have completely failed to
notice a fully visible object like a motorcycle because their attention
was engaged on another task. This is known as inattentional blindness.
Making it harder for a vehicle driver to judge the distance of a
motorcycle approaching is the bike’s smaller size and speed.

Congested roadways, vehicles changing lanes or turning, and distracted
driving are among the factors that cause many of the preventable
motorcycle fatalities each year. Even though the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration reports the number of motorcycle
fatalities dropped from a high in 2016 of 5,286 down to 5,172 in 2017,
the proportion of motorcyclist fatalities relative to all
traffic-related fatalities has more than doubled over the past 20 years.

Tips for sharing the road with motorcycles to make it a safer ride
for everyone:

  • Be patient, especially at intersections.
  • Look twice for motorcycles.
  • Always assume motorcycles are closer than they appear to be.
  • Use your turn signals and check your blind spot before changing lanes.

Click here
for information on defensive driving in heavy traffic, for a short video
on motorcycles
safety
, and other articles please visit GEICO
More
. Additional safety
tips
will ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable motorcycle
season. Interested in a rate quote log onto GEICO.com

GEICO
(Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto
insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28
million vehicles. To make changes, report claims, print insurance cards
and purchase additional products, policyholders can log into their car
insurance policy
, connect via GEICO
Mobile
, phone or
by visiting a GEICO
local agent
. Homeowners,
renters,
condo,
flood,
identity
theft
and life
coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are
secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial
auto
and personal
umbrella
coverages are also available. Visit www.geico.com
for a quote or to learn more.

Contacts

GEICO Communications
gcorpcomm@geico.com
To
view GEICO’s Blog: https://www.geico.com/more/

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