New Oriental to Report First Quarter 2018 Financial Results on October 24, 2017

New Oriental to Report First Quarter 2018 Financial Results on October 24, 2017

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BEIJING, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc. (the “Company” or “New Oriental”) (NYSE: EDU), the largest provider of private educational services in China, today announced that it will report its financial results for the first quarter ended August 31, 2017, before the U.S. market opens on October 24, 2017. New Oriental’s management will host an earnings conference call at 8 AM on October 24, 2017, U.S. Eastern Time (8 PM on October 24, 2017, Beijing/Hong Kong Time).  

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:



Hong Kong:




Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call. The passcode is “90617427.”

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until November 1, 2017:


+61 2 8199 0299



Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available at

About New Oriental

New Oriental is the largest provider of private educational services in China based on the number of program offerings, total student enrollments and geographic presence. New Oriental offers a wide range of educational programs, services and products consisting primarily of language training and test preparation, primary and secondary school education, online education, content development and distribution, overseas study consulting services, pre-school education and study tour. New Oriental’s ADSs, each of which represents one common share, currently trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “EDU.”

For more information about New Oriental, please visit


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

In China:

Ms. Cara O’Brien
FTI Consulting
Tel:        +852-3768-4537

Ms. Sisi Zhao
New Oriental Education and Technology Group Inc.
Tel:         +86-10-6260-5568

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Epson Launches the PowerLite 685W for Classroom SMART Presentation Displays


Epson Launches the PowerLite 685W for Classroom SMART Presentation Displays

New Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display Works Seamlessly with SMART Board M685 and 885 Interactive Whiteboards to Increase Classroom Collaboration

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LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the Epson PowerLite® 685W Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display for SMART. The new presentation display, which offers seamless integration with the SMART Extended Control Panel (ECP)1, is part of Epson’s continued collaboration with SMART Technologies Inc. to bring amazing images to classrooms using the SMART Board® M685 and 885 interactive whiteboards.

Epson America, Inc.

“Through our longstanding partnership with SMART, Epson is able to provide industry leading display technology for K-12 classrooms,” said Veronika Knight, product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “Epson PowerLite 685W for SMART’s compatibility with the SMART Board M685 and 885 interactive whiteboards, as well as the presentation display’s functionality takes collaboration and classroom learning to the next level.”

The PowerLite 685W for SMART leverages Epson’s proprietary 3LCD technology which offers up to 3x higher color brightness than competitive models2. The presentation display delivers 3,500 lumens of color and white brightness3, WXGA resolution, and includes versatile connectivity to meet a variety of classroom needs.  

“SMART is committed to providing technology and software that ensure classrooms are collaborative and engaging,” said Fraser Smith, Manager, Group Programs, SMART Technologies. “The new PowerLite 685W for SMART provides customers the ability to maintain an integrated SMART interactive whiteboard system, powered by SMART Learning Suite software, with top-of-the-line projection technology.”

Ideal for BYOD classrooms, the new PowerLite 685W for SMART offers wireless functionality to help students learn and collaborate. It enables instructors to share content between the big screen and wirelessly connected mobile devices for individualized learning. Students can wirelessly participate in discussions by displaying content from Chromebooks, PCs and Mac® computers, as well as iOS and Android devices, with the Epson iProjection wireless display solution4. Up to 50 users can connect to the projector simultaneously when used in conjunction with Epson Multi-PC projection plus the Moderator device management software. Displaying content from as many as four students simultaneously, it’s the perfect tool for showing a variety of content, or for comparing students’ work side-by-side5

The PowerLite 685W for SMART also offers additional networking capabilities that allow schools to manage up to 1,024 Epson networked displays using the EasyMP® Monitor software or Crestron RoomView®. Teachers can also connect to an access point on the network to share their display with the entire class, without adding more cables. Additionally, using the Message Broadcasting plug-in for EasyMP Monitor, schools can send updates or announcements remotely to up to 1,024 Epson networked displays.

More about Epson’s new PowerLite 685W for SMART

The PowerLite 685W for SMART provides amazing quality, flexibility and performance for classroom collaboration, with features including:

  • Compatible – Specially designed to work with SMART Board M685 and 885 interactive whiteboards
  • Seamless integration – Connect and control a display via the SMART Extended Control Panel (ECP)1
  • Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays – Provides virtually no shadow interference from eight inches away
  • Up to 3x Higher Color Brightness2, and Reliable Performance – Offers 3LCD, 3-chip technology
  • Versatile Connectivity – 3x HDMI® supports multiple high-definition A/V devices, with MHL® support6
  • Enhance Classroom Collaboration – Wireless display solution allows teachers to control personal device display and encourages students to participate4
  • Bright Display – High brightness along with 3LCD technology creates bright, colorful images
  • Long-Life Lamps – Lasts up to 10,000 hours in ECO Mode7
  • Remote Management – Easy network connectivity with software included
  • Powerful Sound – Built-in 16W speaker and microphone input, or use external speakers, even in Standby Mode, for powerful sound to engage every student

As a leader in innovation and partnership, Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. Designed to help educators select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the most of their budgets, Brighter Futures offers special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for a total of five years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and associated accessories.

Epson PowerLite 685W for SMART Specifications









685W for

3500 lumens

3500 lumens


87 inches from
8 inches


About Epson Education Products

Designed with educator input, Epson’s advanced presentation display and projector technologies make bright, collaborative learning environments a reality. Compatible with a wide range of devices and widely-used interactive software, Epson presentation displays make it easy for teachers to share content to engage students, no matter where they sit in the classroom. Epson’s unmatched technology, service and support ensure educators are confident that vivid, bright images and multimedia are available in the classroom every day.

Availability and Support

The PowerLite 685W for SMART will be available in October 2017 through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, distribution,, and the Brighter Futures program. Epson PowerLite presentation displays come with a two-year limited warranty (five years for Brighter Futures customers) that includes two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine® phone support with direct access to an expedited support telephone line, and a Road Service replacement program that includes product exchange in one business day with paid shipping. For additional information, visit

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 88 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

1 Existing SMART Board M685 and 885 installations require the SMART Cable Adapter Kit, sold separately.

2 Color brightness (color light output) in brightest mode, measured by a third-party lab in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. Top-selling Epson 3LCD projectors versus top-selling 1-chip DLP projectors based on PMA Research sales data for Dec. 2015 through Nov. 2016.

3 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.

4 For wireless functionality, including via the Epson iProjection App, the projector must be configured on a network, either through the Ethernet port on the projector (check model specification for availability) or via a wireless connection. Check your owner’s manual to determine if a wireless LAN module must be purchased separately to enable a wires connection. Not all Epson projector are able to be networked. The Epson iProjection App does not support all files and formats. See for details.

5 Moderator feature is part of EasyMP Multi-PC Projection software.

6 Includes one Mobile High-Definition Link® (MHL) HDMI port.

7 Normal Mode is up to 5,000 hours. Lamp life will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp brightness decreases over time.

Note: Epson,
EasyMP and PowerLite are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Epson iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Brighter Futures is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google is a registered trademark and Android and Chromebook are trademarks of Google Inc. All other product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.


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National Association of Professional Women Inducts Lisa H. Aofrate, Ed.D., Author, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2017

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Dr. Lisa H. Aofrate as a 2017-2018 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in education and entrepreneurship. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members, a thriving eChapter and over 200 operating Local Chapters.

“I’m pleased to welcome Lisa into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

An educator for nearly 20 years, Lisa H. Aofrate has a Doctorate in Education from Walden University. With the recent publication of her book, The Adventures of Mavis, Dr. Aofrate can now add the title Author to her impressive list of credentials.

“I have been considering writing this book for well over a decade, to teach about green sea turtles in a delightful story for young children,” she said. Her purpose in writing the book, which includes water color illustrations and a ‘Resources for Curious Minds’ page, is to bring attention to and raise awareness about this endangered species. “I plan on researching and writing more of these books on endangered species,” Dr. Aofrate adds.

In addition to her writing talent, Dr. Aofrate uses her collaborating skills in working with the illustrator and overseeing the production of her book. “Basically, I bring together the business of accounting, education, ecology, science, writing, editing and publishing toward a finished product that hopefully makes a difference in young lives as well as the species regarded in the book,” she said.

“The long, involved process of having a book published, and marketing the product, can be challenging,” said Dr. Aofrate, “but ultimately, very gratifying.” “The most rewarding part of being an author is viewing the final product as imagined, to know that the illustrator and others are happy with the final product, and to know many people support not only the product, but me in my endeavors,” she said.

Dr. Aofrate’s long-term goals include improving her marketing efforts, writing books on other endangered species, and continuing to work with the ecological nonprofit group Ocean Blue Project (OBP), whose mission is to clean water. Dr. Aofrate will be coordinating the OBP clean water elementary school presentations for educating children on the importance of a clean, healthy, sustainable environment.

Awards & Accomplishments:

Ed.D., Walden University; Golden Key International Honour Society Member; OBP Board of Directors; Continental Who’s Who Pinnacle Lifetime Member

About NAPW

NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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