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SunMirror AG Successfully Places 70 Million Euro In Fundraise From Authorized Capital

ZUG, SWITZERLAND - EQS Newswire - 30 November 2021 - The Board of Directors (Verwaltungsrat) of SunMirror AG ("SunMirror"; Vienna Stock Exchange: ROR1; Frankfurt Stock Exchange: ROR; Düsseldorf Stock Exchange: ROR; ISIN CH0396131929) today received the subscription for 1,000,000 new bearer shares to be issued from authorized capital (genehmigtes Kapital). The new shares are to be issued at an issue price of EUR 70 per new share, thus resulting in gross proceeds to SunMirror of EUR 70,000,000. Sole subscriber to this capital increase is Mirador FZE ("Mirador"), a single-family office registered in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.The capital increase has been resolved to take place under exclusion of the statutory subscription rights of the existing shareholders for important reasons (financing of the company and of an intended strategic acquisition). The Board of Directors of SunMirror has only admitted certain large shareholders of SunMirror investors who were willing to contribute significant parts of the, or the entire investment amount sought to subscribe for the new shares. The issue of the new shares will take place following registration of the capital increase in the Swiss Commercial Register (Handelsregister) of the Canton of Zug, Switzerland.Mirador has agreed with SunMirror that it is willing to offer in Q1 2022 to all shareholders who have purchased shares on the open market and are holding these shares on the day before Mirador's subscription in SunMirror and representing less than 4% of the total share capital in SunMirror, shares at the same terms in order to put such shareholders commercially essentially in a position as if they had been granted a pro rata subscription right. Details of this opportunity to be offered by Mirador FZE will be published once confirmed. SunMirror's share capital will therefore rise from previously CHF 2,000,000 to CHF 3,000,000, divided into the same number of no-par shares. The new shares are entitled to a share ......read more

Acclaimed Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum 2021 Returns to Cyberport

Over 70 Speakers to Gather In-person and Online to Shed Light on Latest Trends in Digital EntertainmentHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - The annual digital entertainment flagship event, Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF2021) will return to Cyberport on 10-12 December. Cyberport will transform into an intersection between industry knowledge exchange and first-hand experiences of the latest technologies to present an all-new digital entertainment carnival. Besides forum discussions under the theme "Infinity Games – Breaking the Limits of Digital Entertainment", participants will be able to immerse themselves in digital entertainment and esports experiences with "sea", "land" and "air" elements respectively to inspire infinite excitement. The three-day forum will be held under a hybrid format of online and in-person participation and will feature more than 10 esports tournaments and exhibition matches, as well as over 40 online and offline innovation showcases, workshops and game experiences. As the hub for Hong Kong's digital technology industry, Cyberport is committed to fostering the rapid growth of the digital entertainment industry by supporting start-ups to expand their networks and cultivating talents. DELF2021 will bring together more than 70 overseas and local expert speakers from renowned organisations, including international new media thinktank IPG Media Lab, Netease Esports X Tournaments (NeXT), Meta (formerly Facebook), disguise, Warner Music Asia, Riot Games, Animoca Brands, etc. to deep dive into the hottest topics such as esports, non-fungible token (NFT), Art Tech, the metaverse and more. Immerse in the extraordinary experience of new technology in digital entertainmentThe Experience Zone @ Cyberport will provide novel experiences for participants to feel the excitement of innovation and technology. For example, the SWIFT2 smart VR sports suit enables an immersive and sensational experience for the ......read more

2021 Indigenous Taipei Fabulous Taipei is On

ABAO and Power Station Rocking the StageTAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - 2021 Indigenous Taipei Fabulous Taipei events kicked off with "Campaign Naming and Theme Song Selection" and "Linban Song Competition" before reaching a climax on November 28, when the song and music performances and Youth Night took place via HANASPACE, where 20 groups performed consecutively for 8 hours, bringing the audience a most joyous Indigenous Taipei Fabulous Taipei.Mayor Ko Wen-je taking a group photo with Linban Song Competition winners (from left to right, 1st Prize A zih gu, 2nd Prize Pljaljuyan tjagaran, 3rd Prize Hola rangaw, Mayor Ko Wen-je, Merit Prize Mika, Libon and Sawmah) On top of Taipei indigenous associations, indigenous community colleges, university indigenous clubs, and Art Fly groups, Nov. 28 saw a total of 16 groups performing songs and dances featuring indigenous cultures. The evening was further packed with famous indigenous singer ABAO and Power Station, and award-winning indigenous band MAFANA, and Moteng Inku, pushing this year's Indigenous Taipei Fabulous Taipei events to the climax. Amongst the exciting program Nov. 28, the winners of "Campaign Naming", "Theme Song Selection", and "Linban Song Competition" of the year were announced, with the winner of "Linban Song Competition" invited to perform live on stage. Hope that more people recognize "linban song" (songs sung by afforestation squads in the past) as the music culture of urban indigenous peoples, understand the history and context of "linban song", and sing the songs of indigenous peoples in Taipei. Taipei City is vibrant with diversified cultures, and the contribution from indigenous peoples is what makes this city great. This year, Indigenous Taipei Fabulous Taipei has played creativity to the max, and the winning campaign name and theme song will become the brand and spotlight of future Indigenous Taipei Fabulous Taipei. After the song ......read more

SpeQtral closes US$8.3m funding round

SpeQtral will utilize financing proceeds to expand its commercial strategy for both satellite and terrestrial based quantum-secure communication systemsSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - SpeQtral, an emerging leader in quantum-secure communication systems, announced that it has successfully closed a US$8.3 million financing led by Xora Innovation, an early-stage deep science investment platform of Temasek.   With quantum cryptography fast becoming mainstream and the Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) market expected to be worth US$20 billion by 2035[1], this latest capital injection will allow SpeQtral to strengthen its position as a quantum-secure communications company. Specifically, the funds will be used to expand SpeQtral's regional and international presence, establish strategic business partnerships, hire top talent, support the commercial rollout of terrestrial systems, and further develop its satellite-based systems.   While the emergence of fully functional quantum computers will spur breakthroughs in optimisation problems for applications across a broad spectrum of industries, it is only a matter of time before the same computational capabilities are used to break the fundamental cryptographic principles that safeguard today's data communications – principally, public key encryption (PKE).   SpeQtral is on a mission to deliver tamper-proof and computationally uncrackable encryption keys, within and across global communications networks, securing data against present and future threats brought on by advances in computing. Together with partners, SpeQtral is reinventing cryptography for the quantum age, using satellites in low earth orbit to secure data networks across the globe.   SpeQtral's QKD technology solution is a crucial element in building global quantum-secure communication networks. QKD uses quantum physics, as opposed to current mathematically based ......read more

RGE Gives Sustainable Fashion a Boost with New Partnerships in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - RGE has formalised two new partnerships in Singapore to advance sustainable fashion. The first is a three-year strategic partnership with the Textile & Fashion Federation (TaFF) to advocate sustainable industry practices within Singapore and the region, through programme implementation, research, and education.  The second is a five-year research collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) on innovation in textile recycling technology.The partnership with TaFF on its fashion sustainability programme was officially launched today.  Through industry talent development and capacity building, raising corporate and consumer awareness, and innovation promotion, TaFF seeks to galvanise the fashion ecosystem towards redefining sustainable fashion. From Left to Right: Tey Wei Lin, President of RGE, Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and National Development, Low Yen Ling, Minister of State for Trade & Industry and Culture, Community and Youth, and Wilson Teo, President of TaFF after signing of strategic partnership between TaFF and RGE to advocate sustainable industry practices within Singapore and the region, through programme implementation, research, and education.Wilson Teo, President of TaFF, said, "Our strategic partnership with RGE marks a step forward for TaFF to expand our sustainability ecosystem throughout the fashion value chain, from materials, manufacturing, brands and technology to solutions.  We have set up a Steering Committee that spans across the value chain, as a model for the industry. Together with our collaborators, we will continue to equip enterprises in the journey of sustainability. We will also work with communities to build awareness in responsible consumption and recycling."RGE has committed to provide nearly S$3 million funding over three years to support TaFF's fashion sustainability programme.  In ad ......read more

DOC2US & JV company, HOPE TeleCare Myanmar Bring Home HealthTech Recognitions at ASOCIO 2021 Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - DOC2US, Malaysia's first telemedicine provider that issues digitally signed e-prescriptions in compliance with the Ministry of Health, bagged the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) 2021 award in the HealthTech segment, alongside its joint venture company, HOPE TeleCare Myanmar. ASOCIO is an ICT federation organised by ICT associations representing 24 economies and almost 10,000 companies throughout Asia Pacific, to promote, encourage, and foster relationships and develop the computing industry in the region. "We would like to thank The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) for this nomination. This award is a true reflection of our commitment to encouraging digitalisation in healthcare and a recognition of our work in advancing the digital healthcare space locally and beyond. We are committed to continue providing a more accessible and connected healthcare platform to all Malaysians as well as work together with our partners in the region to move forward in this digital era", said Dr Raymond Choy, Chief Executive Officer of DOC2US, receiving the ASOCIO Awards via livestreaming in Bangladesh. DOC2US has helped alleviate the struggles of Malaysians by providing access to healthcare professionals through its platform. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement restrictions, DOC2US has supported over half a million Malaysians to connect with doctors and healthcare professionals at any time and from anywhere. HOPE TeleCare, the JV company of DOC2US in Myanmar, had also received recognition under the HealthTech Segment at the ASOCIO 2021 awards. HOPE Telecare, Myanmar's latest all-in-one digital healthcare platform, received the recognition as it brings its goal of helping individuals get accessible, affordable, and equitable healthcare services in urban and rural areas. "We are thrilled to receive this award alongsid ......read more

The "Principal Hong Kong Retirement Health Index" findings show A Happy & Healthy Retirement Life driven more by Financial Literacy - not just wealth

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - The "Principal Hong Kong Retirement Health Index 2021" survey1 (Principal HK RHI) reveals Hongkongers' retirement readiness is strongly correlated with the level of financial literacy but not simply wealth. According to Principal HK RHI1, financial literacy may determine how a person plan finance directly, and subsequently impacts health, social aspects, and activities in a certain extent, which are the key areas a healthy and happy retirement life composed of.  [Left to Right]Crystal Chan, Senior Investment Specialist, Principal Asset Management (Asia)Derek Ching, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Investment & Retirement Services LimitedZoe Hu, Associate Director, Intuit Research Consultants Financial Standing & Attitudes, Health, Social, and Activities, are the key building blocks of the Principal HK RHI. The overall score of RHI is 562. Respondents with higher financial literacy are RHI 9 points higher than those with lower financial literacy on average. Interestingly, people have confidence in financial knowledge are not just clinging onto finances but are more aspired to a more well-balanced life across the other three key areas. 65% indicated to have no or only slight knowledge in terms of financial literacy – and even among the highest income group (HKD100K+ per month). When asked about expected return, these financially less informed respondents have a less realistic view, 10% annual return compared with 7% among those who are more financially literate.  As a financial hub of Asia, access to financial product offerings is considered as abundant in Hong Kong, however, when we want to turn our wealth into retirement readiness in a wholistic way, financial education adequacy and accessibility is another area of focus. More surprisingly, 72% have no clear idea about how to use MPF savings at retirement. And 51% claim both non-MPF and MPF savings would ......read more

TF International and ChinaBond Pricing Center Jointly Launch the First ESG-themed Chinese Offshore USD Bond Index to Effectively Drive the Development of Green and Sustainable Financial Markets and Facilitate the Financing of High-quality Enterprises

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - TF International Securities Group Limited ("TF International" or "the Company"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tianfeng Securities Co., Limited (Stock Code: 601162.SH), and ChinaBond Pricing Center Co., Ltd. ("ChinaBond Pricing Center") today jointly launched the ChinaBond TFISEC ESG Selected Chinese Offshore USD Bond Index ("the Index"), the first ever environmental, social and governance ("ESG") themed Chinese USD bond index compiled and launched within China. It aims at facilitating both onshore and offshore investments, as well as guiding onshore and offshore funds to serve the green and sustainable sectors with the goals of achieving Carbon Dioxide Emissions Peak and Carbon Neutralization. In the long run, it is expected that more than RMB100 trillion of low-carbon investment needs will be satisfied by stimulating ESG investing.From left to right: Mr. Chuan ZOU, CEO of TF International; Ms. Christine WILLIAMS, Deputy Global Head of Family Office of InvestHK; Mr. Lei YU, Chairman of Tianfeng Securities, as well as Mr. Yong WANG, Chairman and President of TF International.   Using fair and objective screening criteria, selected issuers are primarily from traditional real sectors   The ChinaBond TFISEC ESG Selected Chinese Offshore USD Bond Index is screened for the entire Chinese USD bond market, which includes a total of 2,213 Chinese USD bonds that are potentially eligible for inclusion. The screening criteria are based on the ChinaBond ESG Evaluation published by ChinaBond Pricing Center, that is, issuers are grouped according to the Center's industry classification standard before bonds issued by the top 30% issuers in term of ESG rating in each industry are selected for compilation. Constituent bonds are reviewed and adjusted on a monthly basis. Information about the Index can be found on www.ChinaBond.com.cn.   The In ......read more

Carousell Recommerce Index 2021 Reveals Singaporeans’ Top Reasons for Choosing Secondhand as Making Smart Purchases and Sustainability Consciousness

74% of Singaporeans cite value for money as their reason for choosing secondhand, higher than regional average of 67%30% of Singaporeans cite environmental reasons, tying with Taiwan for second place in the region   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - According to the first Carousell Recommerce Index, led by Carousell Group, the leading classifieds group in Greater Southeast Asia, 74% of Singaporean users opt for secondhand because of its value for money. This is higher than the Carousell Group's average of 67%, and the third-highest market with an inclination towards pragmatism as their go-to reason for secondhand, closely after Hong Kong (82%) and Malaysia (78%).   Recommerce refers to the selling and buying of previously-owned products, including both new and used in condition. The Carousell Recommerce Index (2021 Report) is a Carousell Green initiative to highlight the importance of sustainability and recommerce in the Greater Southeast Asia region. The report covers findings from four Carousell Group brands—Carousell, Cho Tot, Mudah and OneKyat—across eight markets—Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.   Singapore also ranks highly across various areas when it comes to sustainability and making secondhand the first choice. 30% of respondents, who have bought secondhand items before, say they choose to buy secondhand for environmental reasons. This is higher than the regional average of 21%, tying Singapore and Taiwan for second place.   Overall in the region, Fashion remains the top category with the most secondhand listings (29%). Women's Fashion has consistently dominated the top spot across the region, and Men's Fashion has grown increasingly popular to rank second. This is similar for Singapore, with Women's Fashion as the most popular secondhand category in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, Hobbies & Toys rose in demand by 29% to take first place from Women's Fashion in ......read more

TECNO made a grand debut at JD.COM Indonesian (JD.ID) Electronic Festival

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - Recently, TECNO made a grand debut at JD.COM Indonesian (JD.ID) Electronic Festival. This is also a big public debut of TECNO after JD.ID and TECNO entered into a strategic cooperation. TECNO has a global sales network with a wide range of products, including smartphones, feature phones and tablets. It is precisely because of TECNO's overseas business value that JD.ID has entered into a strategic partnership with it. As the national agent of TECNO brand, JD.ID now exclusively sells TECNO's full range of products.   https://youtu.be/BSBlm-Rofdg   As one of the first dual-SIM phone brands in the African market, TECNO follows the concept of "Think globally, Act locally" and is committed to transforming popular science and technology into local products. TECNO's innovation is not a technological innovation, but a real effort to develop cell phone features in line with the habits of African consumers. For example, the photography is more suitable for Africans; the built-in music is also a lively dance atmosphere that Africans like. The locals like the tailor-made phone, plus TECNO's low-price strategy works very well in Africa, where economic development is relatively lagging. Thanks to TECNO, Africans can now have an entry-level smartphone for $50 to $100. TECNO has managed to be among the Top 3 in the African cell phone market in terms of sales. In 2016, as the second step of the company's global strategy, TECNO announced its "Think globally, Act locally" approach to India's emerging market which is still the same concept, TECNO follows in Indonesia.   Meanwhile, the African market remains TECNO's stronghold. In 2018, TECNO's total market share in Africa rose to No. 1, ranking 4th among global mobile brands. Since then, TECNO has been selected as one of the "Leading Chinese Cross-border Brands - The Top 50" jointly published by Facebook and K ......read more

CrimsonLogic Signs Milestone MOU To Establish a Digital Trade Corridor To Promote Asia-Europe Trade Routes

MOU partners – KTZ Express and Digital Silk Way set to develop Kazakhstan as critical transit between the two continents SINGAPORE / NUR-SULTAN, KAZAKHSTAN - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - CrimsonLogic, a leading global provider of Trade solutions, products and services headquartered in Singapore, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with KTZ Express (a subsidiary of Kazakhstan Rail Company and a national logistics operator) and local IT partner – Digital Silk Way to collaborate and establish a Digital Trade Corridor to promote trade for the region and beyond. The proposed Digital Trade Corridor initiative will serve the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, which starts from Southeast Asia and China, through Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and beyond to Europe.  This initiative is closely aligned to Kazakhstan-2050 Strategy* to enhance economic pragmatism and support entrepreneurship.  With the increased trade flow between Asia and Europe, Kazakhstan is centrally positioned to serve as a logistic hub, especially for critical markets such as China.  The core of this Corridor is an integrated solution consisting of CALISTA (a supply-chain orchestration platform by GeTS, a subsidiary of CrimsonLogic) and another solution with local partner Digital Silk Way.  This initiative will facilitate better B2B2G trade regulatory compliance and improves global trade connectivity digitally.  KTZ Express will be the flagship logistics operator for this integrated Digital Trade Corridor for Kazakhstan and Central Asia.    Mr Saw Ken Wye, Chief Executive Officer of CrimsonLogic said: "In this new norm, the world is seeing increased pressure on the global supply-chain.  With this new Digital Trade Corridor, it will make it easier to facilitate trade via the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, providing shippers and carriers more options, especia ......read more

Comba Continues to Drive Open RAN Transformation through O-RU Portfolio

Introduces TIP-compliant Tri-band Remote Radio Unit for Global Open RAN MarketHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited ("Comba Telecom" or "the Group", SEHK stock code: 2342), a global leading wireless solutions provider, today announced that Comba Network Systems Company Limited ("Comba Network"), an indirect subsidiary of Comba Telecom, has introduced the new TIP-compliant Tri-band Remote Radio Unit ("RRU") to help accelerate Open RAN transformation worldwide.   Engineered with Multi-TRX and Multi-RAT radio technology, the high-power tri-band RRU supports MIMO and multi-generation cellular technology, including legacy 2G/3G/4G and future upgrades to 5G radio access network systems. With the compact design and high-power efficiency feature, the multi-band RRU enables true interoperability and requires less equipment, installation time, power consumption, and space for network upgrades and enhancements. It also facilitates mobile service providers to deploy an Open RAN system with optimized Total Cost of Ownership, shortened time to market, simplified future network upgrades, and guaranteed high service quality.   As an active participant in the Telecom Infra Project's (TIP) Open RAN Project Group, Comba Network is devoted to TIP's O-RU initiatives and offers a range of TIP-compliant and all-G supported open radio units for the global development and deployment of Open RAN solutions. The newly introduced tri-band RRU was recently awarded the TIP Requirements Compliant Ribbon and is listed on TIP Exchange along with the complete RRU series of Comba Network.   Ms. Marie Ma, General Manager of Comba Telecom Network Systems Limited, said, "Over the past few years, Comba Network has developed a remarkable Open RAN footprint in global markets with leading service providers and ecosystem partners. Comba Network is committed to R&D innovation, ......read more

Carousell Recommerce Index 2021 Reveals Growing Support for Sustainable Consumption and Circular Economy

Pragmatism and pandemic disruptions pave the way for greater acceptance across Fashion, Electronics and Autos categories in MalaysiaKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - Carousell Group, the leading classifieds group in Greater Southeast Asia, addresses the issue of overconsumption in its inaugural Carousell Recommerce Index 2021, a Carousell Green initiative to highlight the importance of sustainability and recommerce in the Greater Southeast Asia region. The report covers findings from four Carousell Group brands namely Carousell, Ch? T?t, Mudah.my and OneKyat, across eight markets - Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam, involving over 3,000 buyers and sellers.   In Malaysia, almost eight out of 10 people have made secondhand purchases before, with a strong preference for buying Photography and Electronics such as computers, mobile phones and tablets (46%). Meanwhile, top-selling categories are Home, Furniture and Appliances (48%), with thousands of items making their way to new homes instead of landfills, providing income to sellers and delivering value for money to buyers.   "At Carousell, we have always aimed to provide a new lease of life for underused items, as a means to reduce waste and to help people get more value for money. Over the last two years, normal consumer behaviour has been upended by the pandemic, hence the Carousell Recommerce Index is a timely 'report card' on where we are now, and how we can make secondhand the first choice in our effort to practice a more sustainable lifestyle and support a circular economy," explained Tang Siew Wai, Country Head (Malaysia), Carousell.   As for motivations for buying secondhand, 78% of Malaysian respondents who have purchased secondhand items before cite 'value for money' as the top reason, coming out ahead of the regional average of 68%. Overall in the region, Fashion rem ......read more

Carousell Recommerce Index finds Taiwan is second in region for sustainability and secondhand purchases

86% of Taiwanese users have made secondhand purchases before, and the biggest motivating factor is environmental reasonsTAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - According to the first Carousell Recommerce Index, led by Carousell Group, the leading classifieds group in Greater Southeast Asia, 86% of Taiwanese users have bought secondhand items before. This is higher than the Carousell Group's average of 72%, and the second highest market after the Philippines (92%).   Recommerce refers to the selling and buying of previously-owned products, including both new and used in condition. The Carousell Recommerce Index 2021 Report is a Carousell Green initiative to highlight the importance of sustainability and recommerce in the Greater Southeast Asia region. The report covers findings from four Carousell Group brands—Carousell, Cho Tot, Mudah and OneKyat—across eight markets—Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.   Taiwan ranks highly across various areas when it comes to sustainability and making secondhand the first choice. 30% of respondents, who have bought secondhand items before, say they choose to buy secondhand for environmental reasons. This is higher than the regional average of 21%, tying Taiwan and Singapore for second place. 11% of Taiwanese respondents also say they only buy secondhand where possible.   Hidden preloved earning potential of NT$20,000 and above Regionally, respondents had an estimated 102,556 unwanted items, or an average of 35 items per user, at home that could be sold. Taiwan ranks second with an average of 52 estimated unwanted items that could be sold per user, very close to first place Indonesia that had an estimate of 57. Taiwan is also one of the markets with many users forecasting up to 100 unwanted items that could be sold. Of these unwanted items at home, 13% of Taiwanese respondents estimate t ......read more

HOPE TeleCare Myanmar and JV Partner DOC2US Bring Home HealthTech Recognitions at the ASOCIO 2021 Awards

YANGON, MYANMAR - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - HOPE TeleCare, Myanmar's all-in-one digital healthcare platform and JV Partner, DOC2US bagged the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) 2021 award in the HealthTech segment, recognising HOPE TeleCare's goal of helping individuals get accessible, affordable, and equitable healthcare services in urban and rural areas. The Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) is an ICT federation organised by ICT associations representing 24 economies throughout Asia Pacific, to promote, encourage, and foster relationships and develop the computing industry in the region. "We are thrilled to receive this award alongside our partner DOC2US, knowing that we have used digitalisation to make healthcare available to individuals from all walks of life through our platforms. At HOPE TeleCare, we firmly believe that everyone should have the right to basic healthcare. This award not only recognises our efforts with patients across the country, but also motivates us to continue working towards an improved healthcare ecosystem for the people of Myanmar," said U Htun Htun Naing, Chairman of HOPE TeleCare Myanmar,left in photo posing with the awards and Operation Manager Dr May Zon Soe, Head of Business Development Kaung Htet.In addition to the awards received at the ASOCIO 2021, HOPE Telecare was also celebrated at the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) 2021 Global ICT Excellence Awards under the Innovative eHealth Solutions for Private Sector/NGO. As HOPE's technical partner, DOC2US provides the robust backend system that runs and supports the digital healthcare platform. "We would like to thank PIKOM for this nomination. We are truly honoured to receive this award as it is a true reflection of our commitment to encouraging digitalisation in healthcare and a recognition of our work in advancing the digital healthcare space locally and beyond. We ar ......read more

Carousell Group’s Recommerce Index shows Hong Kong shoppers are embracing the secondhand market to live more sustainably

The first-ever Carousell Recommerce Index (2021 Report) published by the classifieds marketplace across eight Greater Southeast Asia markets, including Hong Kong, as part of its green initiativeNearly half of Hongkongers buy secondhand for environmental reasons, demonstrating a higher environmental consciousness than neighbouring marketsOn average, Hong Kong consumers own 43 unwanted items HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - To further cultivate a recommerce mindset and raise awareness around sustainable shopping, Carousell Group, one of the world's largest and fastest growing classifieds marketplaces, has launched its first Carousell Recommerce Index (2021 Report), highlighting consumer buying trends across eight markets in the Greater Southeast Asia region (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam). The report relies on data from Carousell Group's brands and the Carousell Sustainability Survey, which surveyed over 3,000 of the brand's users, both buyers and sellers, in June 2021  By analysing the data and responses, the Group hopes to drive behavioural change for sustainability and a circular economy. A disruptive form of e-commerce, recommerce addresses the problem of overconsumption directly through encouraging the buying and selling of preowned goods. Over recent years, the trend has seen a sharp rise across the Greater Southeast Asia region, as households become more aware of the need to shop responsibly. Top 4 unexpected Hong Kong market facts from the report Hong Kong is a key market for Carousell with one in five Hongkongers being Carousellers and 85% of users having made at least one secondhand purchase on the platform in the past. While secondhand has become a choice welcomed by local consumers, data that emerges from the report provides more insight into their consumption patterns. 1.       Almost half of Hongkongers, who hav ......read more

DOC2US & JV company, HOPE TeleCare Myanmar Bring Home HealthTech Recognitions at ASOCIO 2021 Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - DOC2US, Malaysia's first telemedicine provider that issues digitally signed e-prescriptions in compliance with the Ministry of Health, bagged the Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) 2021 award in the HealthTech segment, alongside its joint venture company, HOPE TeleCare Myanmar. ASOCIO is an ICT federation organised by ICT associations representing 24 economies and almost 10,000 companies throughout Asia Pacific, to promote, encourage, and foster relationships and develop the computing industry in the region. "We would like to thank The National Tech Association of Malaysia (PIKOM) for this nomination. This award is a true reflection of our commitment to encouraging digitalisation in healthcare and a recognition of our work in advancing the digital healthcare space locally and beyond. We are committed to continue providing a more accessible and connected healthcare platform to all Malaysians as well as work together with our partners in the region to move forward in this digital era", said Dr Raymond Choy, Chief Executive Officer of DOC2US, receiving the ASOCIO Awards via livestreaming in Bangladesh. DOC2US has helped alleviate the struggles of Malaysians by providing access to healthcare professionals through its platform. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement restrictions, DOC2US has supported over half a million Malaysians to connect with doctors and healthcare professionals at any time and from anywhere. HOPE TeleCare, the JV company of DOC2US in Myanmar, had also received recognition under the HealthTech Segment at the ASOCIO 2021 awards. HOPE Telecare, Myanmar's latest all-in-one digital healthcare platform, received the recognition as it brings its goal of helping individuals get accessible, affordable, and equitable healthcare services in urban and rural areas. "We are thrilled to receive this award alongsid ......read more

Allianz: Construction companies to see robust growth and "new age" risks post-Covid

The Asia Pacific infrastructure market is expected to grow 7 – 8% a year over the next decade.Current shortage of materials and skilled labor add to long-term challenges around new design, materials and building methods driven by sustainability and net zero strategies.AGCS analysis of €11bn worth of construction and engineering claims over five years identifies top causes of loss by value: fire and explosion (26%), faulty design/poor workmanship (20%) and natural hazards (20%).Construction companies need to improve cyber resilience and protect buildings sites against flash flooding and other extreme weather events driven by climate change. "Out of hours" water damage a major source of loss.JOHANNESBURG/LONDON/MUNICH/NEW YORK/PARIS/SAO PAULO/SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - The global construction market is set for a sustained period of strong growth post-Covid-19, driven by government spending on infrastructure and the transition to a net zero society. However, the switch to more sustainable buildings and infrastructure, the upscaling of clean energy facilities and the adoption of modern building methods will transform the risk landscape, with radical changes in design, materials and processes. These challenges add to currently-stressed supply chains, shortages in materials and labor and increased costs, which all come against the backdrop of years-long tight margins in the industry. A new report from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Construction risk after Covid, explores both acute and long-term risk trends for the construction sector.   "Covid-19 has brought about a new age for the construction industry," says Yann Dreyer, Global Practice Group Leader for Construction in the global Energy & Construction team at AGCS. "While construction projects continued during the pandemic, and further growth is to come, the overall environment has changed fundamentally. The indust ......read more

Singapore coliving start-up Casa Mia Coliving secures US$400,000 in pre-seed funding on the back of sustained growth; eyes regional expansion

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - Singapore-headquartered start-up Casa Mia Coliving has raised US$400,000 in pre-seed funding from angel investors in Singapore, the United Kingdom, Italy and Qatar. The funds will accelerate its room count in Singapore and its plans to launch a second city soon. The company is on track to embark on its seed funding round shortly.   The coliving sector has proved resilient even through the global coronavirus pandemic. As cities become denser and more expensive, coliving has become viable for professionals looking to tap employment and cultural opportunities in global cities like Singapore. Young professionals are also attracted to the strong community ethos that coliving offers and increasingly choose shared accommodation as a lifestyle preference.   Casa Mia Coliving achieved a 10% month-on-month growth and averaged a 91% occupancy rate for its various properties in Singapore throughout 2021. It plans to double its room count to 300 by early 2022, expanding its footprint in River Valley (where it now offers more locations than any other coliving place in Singapore) and adding more neighbourhoods across the island, including Jalan Besar.   Addressing the needs of a new generation of renters    Casa Mia Coliving offers a full range of living solutions underpinned by a proprietary technology platform that responds dynamically to renter requirements in real-time. The company can match roommates, furnish apartments, manage shared spaces, and provide additional value-added services such as cleaning and community events.   By turning roommate living into a scalable product, the company can provide young expat professionals with affordable, safe, and flexible options in highly sought-after neighbourhoods.   "Our commitment to delivering an Easy Living experience means members can find value for money accommodatio ......read more

Over 25,000 Participants of Herbalife Nutrition Virtual Run 2021 Clock a Record-Breaking Distance of Close to 1.6 Million Kilometers, Equivalent to Running Around the World 40 Times

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition, has concluded the 2021 Virtual Run in Asia Pacific with record-breaking results. Held from October 1 to October 31, the Herbalife Nutrition Virtual Run 2021 saw over 25,000 participants from the public, overcoming their health inertia alongside Herbalife Nutrition members and employees to run a total distance of over 1.57 million kilometers.   Not only did the number of participants in the 2021 Virtual Run exceed the preceding year by almost 50%, the total distance collectively achieved by the participants is nearly three times last year's distance – enough to circle the earth almost 40 times. The highest accumulated distances achieved during the challenge period are 1,728 kilometers by an individual, and 8,298 kilometers by a team.   "This year, we set bolder goals, to encourage participants to take bigger steps towards healthier and more active lifestyles, and we are thrilled to see that they have taken up the challenge and turned in spectacular results! This is a clear and encouraging indication of their desire to overcome poor health habits created by the current challenges," said Stephen Conchie, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Herbalife Nutrition Asia Pacific. "We hope that consumers in Asia Pacific will stick with regular physical exercise and positive nutritional habits, to keep their minds and bodies in the right shape for healthier lives."   The Herbalife Nutrition Virtual Run 2021 is a highlight event of the Get Moving With Good Nutrition campaign, an annual initiative by Herbalife Nutrition to help Asia Pacific consumers break their bad health habits, adopt healthy active living habits, and foster communities that support their healthy living journeys.   The Herbalife Nutrition Virtual Run 2021 also raised more than USD103,000 to support ......read more

dorra Continues to Stand Out with Award-Winning Slimming Treatments in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - As the Tummy, Hip and Thigh Slimming Expert in Singapore, dorra's Intense Fat Burning Slimming Treatment was most recently featured as the "Best Slimming Treatment" in the Daily Vanity Spa & Hair Awards 2021. Highlighted as both Editor's and Reader's Choice, dorra customers can consider this treatment to target stubborn fat and cellulite effectively. dorra delivers award-winning fat-burning and body-shaping technologies in Singapore, helping women lose weight in their tummy, hips and thighs.   Staying true to its aim, dorra reaffirms, "dorra Slimming has amassed more than 50,000 satisfied customers over 10 years, owing to our proven methods and visible results. We strive to have more women learn about our slimming solutions and what we can do to empower them with body confidence."   As of 2021, MediaCorp artiste, Joanne Peh, joins Jayley Woo as a dorra ambassador and customer to commemorate the brand's 10th anniversary. dorra's ambassadors continue to inspire women with the motivation brought about by the range of targeted slimming treatments.   How Their Slimming Treatments Garner Results   Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, almost one-third of Singaporeans experienced weight gain. Targeting the deepest layers of visceral fat beyond surface fat under the skin, dorra's Intense Fat Burning Slimming Treatment can be used to counter it without surgery or injections.     In a 100% female environment, customers can comfortably discuss their concerns in a one-on-one consultation with dorra's professional specialists. This is followed by a personalised body-fat composition analysis that can uncover specific weight gain issues unique to the customer.   The dedicated specialist will also customise the Intense Fat Burning Slimming Treatment using advanced slimming peptide technology to fit customers' indi ......read more

ViLab Signs MOU with Squid Game Special Effects Creator to Develop Metaverse Technology

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - ViLab Limited., a Hong-Kong based metaverse service and technology provider, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Gulliver Studios, the creator behind the visual effects of "Squid Game," to jointly develop technology that can be used for creating and maintaining virtual identity and other background features in the metaverse. Since its founding, ViLab and its partners have been developing and upgrading virtual human and background technologies such as face-shifting, lip synchronization and voice cloning. These, along with its future work with Gulliver, can be applied and used in multiple platforms in the metaverse, including BetterAreana, a ViLab-built space in the metaverse that hosts virtual idol concerts and other activities. Under the MOU, ViLab and Korea-based Gulliver will explore collaboration in three areas: to develop three-dimensional web and mobile applications; to create computer-generated imagery (CGI) rendered concrete hosting in ViLab's BetterArena, for background and stage effect and other projects; to create and maintain virtual idols. The partnership will be another major milestone for ViLab. Going forward, the company will collaborate with its partners to build more applications for 3D animated avatars, or digital identities, for the metaverse. Metaverse is a shared virtual space where people can gather to interact and collaborate at any place and through any device. It has been called "the next frontier" of the internet by a number of tech moguls. "One of ViLab's main goals has been to develop virtual identities technology that can be adopted across all metaverse platforms," said Ginny Q, Co-founder of ViLab: "We are excited about teaming up with Gulliver Studios, one of the hottest names in visual effects globally. By combining our capability and experience in synthetic media technologies with their expertise in CGI, we are mov ......read more

The Hong Kong Green Building Council Announces the Winners of the "Advancing Net Zero" Ideas Competition for Building Solutions to Address Climate Change

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - Climate change is without doubt the most pressing concern in the world today. At the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, world leaders agreed on two major initiatives to tackle the problem: Ending deforestation and reducing global methane emissions by at least 30% by 2030 as compared with 2020 levels. Hong Kong is eager to help, and earlier this year launched the first "Advancing Net Zero" (ANZ) Ideas Competition to help drive net zero solutions in the building sector. Organised by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) with Swire Properties as the Principal Partner, the competition attracted great interest and the winners were announced today. The competition invited experts from around the globe to contribute innovative design ideas and practical solutions in two categories: (i) Future Buildings and (ii) Existing Buildings and under three main themes: (i) Zero carbon & ultra energy efficiency, (ii) Embodied carbon, (iii) Health and sustainability. Participants could propose their ideas based on the real data of two office towers – site of One Taikoo Place and Oxford House in Taikoo Place, so that the solutions generated could be realistic and the implementation feasibility could be enhanced. The overall aim was to move Hong Kong's building sector towards a sustainable future and actively meet the Hong Kong Government's target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 by fostering innovative solutions for the city. Ar Prof Ada FUNG, Chairperson of the Organising Committee of the Competition said: " Hong Kong is a signature model for a subtropical, high-rise and high-density urban context which is always a challenge for designers and architects when it comes to decarbonisation. Targeting the commercial building sector which accounts for 65% of electricity consumption in the city, we were delighted to see so many multi-disciplinary profe ......read more

YouTrip, a neobank in Southeast Asia, raises US$30 million to accelerate growth in B2C and B2B space

YouTrip's transaction volume has rebounded to pre-COVID levels, driven by strong traction in cross-border e-commerce transactions and return of travel spending. Exponential growth is expected in upcoming months following the opening of more Vaccinated Travel Lanes in Singapore and progressive return of SEA travel.The latest funding will be used to scale the neobank's product offerings, including venturing into the B2B payments space, and accelerate its expansion into wider Southeast Asia. YouTrip's dual-growth engine in B2B and B2C payments enables it to be pandemic-resilient, and well-primed for high growth.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - YouTrip, Singapore's leading neobank offering a multi-currency wallet, announced today that it has raised US$30 million in its latest Series A round. The round, driven by returning investors from major Asian family offices and prominent financial technology investors, will solidify the fintech firm's position as the leading neobank in Southeast Asia offering B2B and B2C multi-currency payments. With this, the company has now raised over US$60 million funding in total since launch.   The new capital will supercharge the company's technological capabilities to bolster its suite of payment products, in particular entering the adjacent B2B payments space, as well as accelerating its entrance into the wider Southeast Asia.   Caecilia Chu, YouTrip's CEO and Co-founder said, "We have transformed tremendously as a company since our last funding round[1]. From a mobile travel wallet, we have grown to establish a strong foothold in new territories such as overseas online spending to meet the extraordinary shifts in consumer behaviours. We believe there is untapped potential in cross-border payments, and our market-leading position in this space puts us in a good place to serve more of our users' payment needs - from travellers, to online shoppers, and now, ......read more

ACASIA Accelerates Expansion of Global Businesses into ASEAN with Comprehensive Suite of Connectivity Services and Digital Infrastructure

ACASIA, a unique ASEAN collaboration among 7 leading telecommunications (telco) providers, will help to connect global business to ASEAN, which is one of the fastest-growing regions in the worldA fully equipped and comprehensive suite of connectivity services and digital infrastructure in the ASEAN region enables global businesses to bridge services offered in the regionACASIA acts as a single point of contact for all connectivity services within ASEAN, giving power to businesses across the globe who are looking to tap into the Southeast Asian regionShared collaborations within ACASIA in the ASEAN region ensure data sovereignty, enabling data to reside in countries where data is collected unless approval is providedKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - ACASIA Communications Sdn Bhd ("ACASIA"), a unique collaboration among seven (7) leading telecommunications ("telco") providers, will accelerate the expansion of global businesses into the ASEAN region, one of the fastest-growing regions in the world, with its comprehensive suite of connectivity services and digital infrastructure.ACASIA's Chief Executive Officer, Mr M Satya Riayatsyah Syafruddin   Formed in 1995, the shareholders of ACASIA are among the seven leading telcos in the region, namely Telekom Malaysia Berhad ("TM") in Malaysia, Singtel in Singapore, National  Telecom in Thailand, Indosat Ooredoo in Indonesia, PLDT in the Philippines, Nex.Us in Brunei and VNPT in Vietnam. These seven players have a proven track record in the telco services provided in the region.   With an established digital infrastructure in the region, ACASIA helps global businesses to expand into ASEAN through a seamless process made possible by the collaborations among its shareholders. ACASIA will serve as a service aggregator for these global business operations that require presence in the region.   ACASIA's Chief Execut ......read more

AnyDesk expands in Asia Pacific

The Germany-based technology company AnyDesk is expanding into Asia Pacific and is pursuing its localization strategy by opening a new regional office in Hong Kong –focusing on serving the huge demand in Asia Pacific for a fast and stable remote desktop software. HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - Tech company AnyDesk, one of the world's leading providers of remote desktop software, is expanding into Hong Kong, China, as their new regional office. To better serve Greater China and Asia Pacific simultaneously, the newly appointed Regional Vice President Alan Wong will be in charge of driving forward AnyDesk's Asia Pacific business. Alan has over twenty years of experience in heading up regional sales teams and professional services teams for business transformation, Software-as-a-Service and Cloud projects in the Asia-Pacific region.Regional Vice President, APAC – Alan Wong   AnyDesk pursuing a consistent localization strategy AnyDesk already has a large, organically developed user base in Asia Pacific, with over 170 million devices installed across Asia Pacific. The company is now planning to further expand this strong user base and offer better and closer service to our regional customer. To that end, AnyDesk is currently localizing its services. Chief Executive Officer & Founder - Philipp Weiser   Regional office in Hong Kong With its brand-new regional office at the International Commerce Center in Kowloon, AnyDesk is positioning itself as the perfect partner for companies looking to launch or expand their business in Asia Pacific. Philipp Weiser, AnyDesk founder and CEO, comments: "For international companies, Hong Kong is one of the most exciting future markets, with significant prospects for growth. We are excited to expand our new Hong Kong Team. With our regional office we are now very well set up locally."   As AnyDesk expands int ......read more

Malaysia Global Business Forum to Support Creative Economy in Post-COVID-19 Recovery

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - Malaysia Global Business Forum (MGBF) has moved to support the creative economy as the overall economy moves into a recovery phase following the COVID19 pandemic. As a step in the direction of normalcy, the MGBF has agreed to host the art exhibition "I Know You're Somewhere So Far" by one of Malaysia's leading young artists Mulaika Nordin.     The full spectrum of the creative industries, from film to visual arts were heavily impacted over the past two years. Prior to the pandemic the creative industries were estimated to be worth some RM29.4 billion contributing 1.9% to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2019 according to a report by the Department of Statistics Malaysia.     The Malaysia Global Business Forum like many businesses has evolved extensively due to the pandemic. Many of our business matching and government engagement programs have shifted to the virtual space. We are pleased to announce that our first step back to in person physical events will take place this December with the hosting of this important art exhibition.     Co-chairman of MGBF, Rizal Kamaruzzaman said, "This is a perfect opportunity to energise the arts while contributing to the economy by empowering a member of the artistic community. It is our hope that the arts scene becomes more vibrant. It is important to develop not just the artists but the stakeholders and policies that empower this sector of the economy.   "With considerable growth prospects as the creative industry can seamlessly integrate into the global digital economy, the government in the recent budget recognised the importance of this sector by allocating several hundred million to see the sectors' rapid recovery. MGBF will play our part in what needs to be a concerted effort to achieve targeted results for creative industry players in the country." &n ......read more

Cloud Comrade achieves AWS Financial Services Competency

Ready to support the Indonesian and Malaysian financial sector as more and more banks and insurance companies are moving into the cloud.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 - Cloud Comrade, a leading Singapore-based cloud computing consultancy and managed services provider (MSP) with a growing presence in Malaysia and Indonesia, is pleased to announce that it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Financial Services Competency. Cloud Comrade will be one of 20 companies in Asia Pacific, and over 100 globally to achieve the competency status. AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.   AWS Financial Services Competency Partners provide cloud-based offerings that help accelerate innovation for banks, insurance companies, capital market firms, and payment processors of all sizes. These offerings allow businesses to become more agile, strategic, and customer-focused.   Cloud services will become even more accessible for customers in ASEAN as AWS continues to expand its infrastructure. Cloud Comrade, as an AWS Financial Services Competency Partner, is well-equipped to help financial services companies harness the cloud to transform digitally, innovate and deliver better customer outcomes.   "We are proud to become an AWS Financial Services Competency Partner, which shows our readiness to cater to the unique needs of Asia's financial services sector as it undergoes a massive disruption. With our proven track record in the industry, helping a large insurance company in Singapore and a bank in Southeast Asia with their digital transformation and successful migration to the cloud, we are now well-positioned to help these companies leve ......read more

Blancco and Dariu Seek Used Business Laptops for Thousands of Vietnamese Schoolchildren in Need

An estimated 4 million students in Vietnam lack devices while schooling at home. A new partnership aims to recapture computers and other devices that would normally be physically destroyed—and safely redeploy them instead.HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 30 November 2021 -  Blancco Technology Group  (LSE: BLTG) and The Dariu Foundation are urging Vietnamese businesses to save used laptops and desktops from physical destruction and instead, donate them to low-income school children and rural schools that don't have computers. "Because of COVID-19, the education of more than 21 million children was disrupted in Vietnam, and of these, an estimated 4 million lack devices," said The Dariu Foundation Program Manager Lan Anh. "By working with Blancco partners and the private sector, we hope to provide 70 rural schools and 2,000 disadvantaged children with free-of-charge rental of desktops and laptops to access digital literacy education and online education." The industry leader in data erasure, Blancco Technology Group provides secure, regulatory-compliant sanitization software that removes all traces of data from PCs, laptops, mobile devices, and more. It is this level of security that enables even heavily regulated enterprises, such as banks, government organizations, to repurpose their used but functional devices rather than shredding them or sending them to the landfill. "We understand that businesses need to be very careful in how they handle personal or sensitive information," said Blancco Vietnamese Regional Manager Quang Cao. "Data security and regulatory concerns are very real. The good news is that by completely sanitizing data from a device, businesses can operate more in line with Vietnam's Sustainable Development Goals." Blancco is providing 30 free data erasure licenses to each business that donates its laptops, tablets, or PCs to The Dariu Foundation ......read more

Exchange Listing, LLC Assists Advanced Human Imaging to Launch Its American Depositary Receipts on Nasdaq

Human imaging company combines smartphone technology with artificial intelligence to track fitness and predict health risksFORT LAUDERDALE, US - News Direct - 30 November 2021 - Exchange Listing, LLC announced that its client, Advanced Human Imaging (Advanced Human Imaging or "The Company"), a rapidly growing medical technology company has commenced its listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market ("Nasdaq") with American Depositary Receipts ("ADR's"). Based in Perth, Australia, American Human Imaging, is a cutting-edge mHealth technology enterprise that uses artificial intelligence to make human scanning possible from a smartphone. The Company's ADRs commenced trading on NASDAQ on November 19th, 2021 under the ticker symbol, (NASDAQ: AHI). The pricing of the Company's U.S. initial public offering of 1,000,000 units is at a price to the public of US$10.50 per unit. Each unit issued in the offering consisted of two American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") and one warrant to purchase one ADS. Each ADS offered represents 7 ordinary shares of AHI. The warrants are exercisable immediately, and expires three years from the date of issuance and have an exercise price of US$5.52 per ADS. The ADSs and warrants are immediately separable and were issued separately. Gross proceeds from the offering, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses, were approximately US$10.5 million. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 300,000 ADSs and/or up to an additional 150,000 warrants to purchase up to 150,000 ADSs at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts, and commissions."Exchange Listing was instrumental in our  achieving a listing on Nasdaq, the world's most prestigious platform for emerging growth companies," said Vlado Bosanac. "Their guidance and knowledge was immensely valuable throughout the early stages of this complex process. This important step for AHI wil ......read more

Artnet and the China Association of Auctioneers Publish the Global Chinese Art Auction Market Report 2020

NEW YORK, US - EQS Newswire - 29 November 2021 - Artnet, in collaboration with the China Association of Auctioneers (CAA), released the ninth edition of its global Chinese Art Auction Market Report. The report analyzes the 2020 Chinese art auction market, providing transparency to a historically opaque industry.In 2020, amid expectations of a major market contraction, global auction sales of Chinese art and antiques decreased by only 0.5% year-over-year, generating $5.7 billion in sales. As the first country to be affected by the global health crisis, mainland China's rapid and aggressive recovery from the pandemic garnered a total of $4.4 billion in auction sales, an impressive 15% increase from 2019. However, outside of mainland China, the market for Chinese art and antiques shrunk by almost a third.Additional key findings in the report include:- Asia and North America experienced declines in sales value of 31% and 44%, respectively. Meanwhile, Europe's contraction was less severe, decreasing in sales value by 16% year-over-year but expanding in market share of lots sold from 30% in 2019 to 37% in 2020.- 20th-Century and Contemporary Chinese art continued to show promise, with a strong performance globally. Total sales for the category in mainland China expanded by 31% year-over-year, reaching a 9-year high. Overseas, the average price for the category reached $244k, an impressive 10-year peak.- The number of lots sold for Fine Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy in mainland China reached an 11-year low in 2020. Overseas, the market for the category halved, as both the volume of lots offered and sold shrunk by 50% year-over-year.- Payment default remains an ongoing issue in mainland China. As of May 15, 2021, the percentage of total sales value paid for lots sold in 2020 dropped to 47%. For high-priced lots, where partial and delayed payments are common, the percentage of lots sold dropped to 34% in 2020.About ArtnetWith 24/7 worldwide bidding, Artnet Auctions is th ......read more

Tian Lun Gas appointed Ms. Qin Ling as an Executive Director and the General Manager

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - Tian Lun Gas Holdings Limited (1600.HK) ("Tian Lun Gas" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") announced that  Ms. Qin Ling ("Ms. Qin") has been appointed as an executive Director and the general manager of the company with effect from 29 November 2021. With her extensive industry knowledge and corporate governance experience, the group will lead the way forward and help the Group to achieve new breakthroughs in its business. Ms. Qin Ling is currently the director and vice president of Henan Tian Lun Investment Holdings Group Limited* (???????????????), a company controlled by Mr. Zhang Yingcen, the ultimately controlling Shareholder of the Company. From April 2019 to May 2021, Ms. Qin served as a vice president of Tus Environmental Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd, the shares of which are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 000826.SZ). From January 2018 to April 2019, Ms. Qin served as an executive vice president of CMIG New Energy Investment Co., Ltd. From April 2007 to January 2018, Ms. Qin served as an executive vice president of ENN Group Co. Ltd* (??????????), a vice president of ENN Smart Energy Group* (????????) and a deputy general manager of ENN energy services Co., Ltd., etc. From August 2005 to April 2007, Ms. Qin worked as the manager of the Transportation Data Analysis Center at the National Center of ITS Engineering & Technology* (????????????????). The Board of Tian Lun Gas welcomes Ms. Qin on her new appointment, and Mr. Zhang Yingcen, the Chairman and Executive Director of Tian Lun Gas Holdings Limited, said, "Ms. Qin has many years of experience in the field of new energy and natural gas and has a long and active role in the industry. With the formulation of the development strategic plan and objectives of Tian Lun Gas for the next three years (2022-2024), the Group believes that Ms. Qin's in-depth knowledge of the gas ......read more

Tian Lun Gas Announces New Development Strategy Plans for The Next Three Years and; Entering Into of a Strategic Cooperation Agreement With SPIC Henan Electric Power

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - Tian Lun Gas Holdings Limited (1600.HK) ("Tian Lun Gas" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") announced the new development strategy plans and goals for the next three years, with gas business as the core, to become China's first-class supplier and service provider for green low-carbon energy. At the same time, the Group also announced it has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement ("Agreement") with the SPIC Henan Electric Power Co., Ltd. ("SPIC Henan"), through resource sharing and complementary advantages, the two parties will enhance their core competitiveness, provide multi-category smart energy services to more end customers, and create more social benefits and commercial value. In order to conform to the market trends and assist in China's carbon peak and carbon neutral goals, the Board of directors of the Company has recently formulated the Company's development strategy plans and goals for the next three years (2022-2024) based on the current conditions and development trends of the energy industry. Through business expansion and innovation with gas business as the core, the Company will further expanding and innovating low-carbon energy business, aiming to become China's first-class supplier and service provider for green low-carbon energy. The strategic outline for the next three years will following below five major directions: 1.    The Company strives to explore industrial and commercial users by being user-centric to strengthen continuous and deep understanding of users' energy needs and characteristics. Through adopting flexible pricing policies, providing users with low-carbon integrated energy services, energy-saving services, and other methods, it will be able to reduce costs, increase efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, increase customer stickiness, and widen the user base. Meanwhile, key measures such as increasing clean heatin ......read more

TECNO becomes a highlight of JD.ID Electronic Festival! New opportunities for Chinese brands going overseas

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - In Southeast Asia, because the traditional European, American, Japanese and Korean brands have built a fairly complete system offline of production, sales and after-sales, resulting in strong consumer reliance on the brand, it is difficult for emerging brands to enter the Southeast Asian market. However, this situation has now been broken. https://youtu.be/BSBlm-Rofdg   On November 21, JD.ID Electronic Festival kicked off as scheduled. Among all the special sales, a Chinese brand attracted strong attention. That is TECNO, the benchmark of going overseas. TECNO may be an unfamiliar brand to the Chinese masses, but this mobile phone manufacturer, which grew up in Shenzhen, is a household name in Africa and operates in more than 70 countries around the world. At the JD.ID Electronic Festival, there are high discounts for all purchases of TECNO Spark series smartphones and the exclusive JD.ID x TECNO Spark 7 limited edition special gift box.   The Electronic Festival will continue until November 30, during which the activities, such as the daily limited-time offer, exclusive deal-up to 30% off, voucher value-up to 1 billion rupiah in 24-month, smart phone/home appliance 0% installment free, a refund of 100,000 rupiah in cash for purchasing the laptop/desktop computers, and 1 year extra warranty for all the product, are available.   This year, JD.ID entered into a strategic partnership with TECNO. It first relied on TikTok to accumulate brand goodwill and potential consumers for TECNO. So when the new product of TECNO was launched in September, more than 3,000 units were sold on the opening day, and TECNO topped the sales list of the same day in the cell phone category of JD.ID. In addition, JD.ID has laid out more than 300 stores such as experience stores and brand partner stores to help TECNO open up offline channels.   In a ......read more

Only 1.19 million rupiah, TECNO Spark 7 limited special gift box exclusively launched in JD.ID

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - On this year's Double 11th, TECNO, a high-end smartphone manufacturer owned by TRANSSION, made a wonderful debut. JD.ID cooperated with TECNO to launch a bespoke gift box for Manchester City Football Club. It is the first time TECNO has launched IP customization in Indonesian market. https://youtu.be/BSBlm-Rofdg   JD.ID joined hands with TECNO because the two sides have reached strategic cooperation. Since JD.ID officially became the national agency of TECNO brand, TECNO earlier launched its latest smartphone TECNO Spark 7 exclusively in JD.ID.   Now, in order to deepen the cooperation, the JD.ID x TECNO Spark 7 limited special box was just launched at the end of November. This gift box continues its consistent high cost performance, with a price of only 1,199,000 rupiah, and offers three fashion choices: magnet black, Morpheus blue and spruce green, plus a cute limited thermos cup.   In terms of the function, Spark 7 revolves around the Generation Z. With dual cameras (16MP for the rear camera and 8MP for the front camera), it is embedded with advanced AI, which can accurately detect objects, contours, textures, light and colours, so that the Generation Z can capture abundant details and record precious moments such as scenery, food and fireworks.   In addition, Spark 7 also supports audio sharing, allowing users to connect multiple bluetooth speakers/headphones while it is equipped with 6,000 mAh battery capacity, all of which make TECNO  highly competitive in smartphones at the beginner level.   JD.ID fully agrees with the idea of attaching importance to the Generation Z. As the fastest growing e-commerce brand in Indonesia, JD.ID hopes to bring the smartphone with the longest battery life, the best photo taking and the highest cost effectiveness to the youth in Indonesia. There is also special treat-At ......read more

Upholding Malaysian constitutional law from going down the slippery slope

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - Malaysian law firm Surenda Ananth Advocates & Solicitors issues a statement today on the constitutional law impact on Malaysia and Malaysians following the recent ban of 4D lottery shops in the northern state of Kedah.   The Chief Minister of Kedah, Datuk Seri Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor justified his actions for the state-wide ban and was reported to have said, "as a Muslim and head of state, he has the obligation to adhere to God's instruction and he does not want to be questioned in the afterlife".   Malaysian lawyer Surendra Ananth says that many may not be aware, but it was this concern that gave rise to the first written compilation of Muslim law offences in Malaya (then, the Federated States of Malaya). On 10 October 1898 in a Pahang State Council meeting, the then Sultan of Pahang urged the British Governor to assume the responsibility of drafting a Muslim law enactment.   The Minutes of the Proceedings of the State Council record: "His Highness says that he is growing old, and that the thought of his responsibility in this matter fills him with fear in view of the fact that he will shortly be called upon to render an account to God for all actions and of his neglect to fulfil his law. His Highness says that he feels sure that if the Government realises his position in the matter, and the immense importance which this question must have in his eyes, it will find a means of punishing such crimes as he has named, and will so relieve him of the weight of a moral responsibility which he finds himself quite unable to bear".   Despite criticisms, in 1904, an enactment drafted by the British was passed in all the Federated States. It was generally called the Muhammadan Laws Enactment. There were 9 offences included and it only applied where all parties were Muslims. The number of Muslim offences increased over the year ......read more

MediaOne Voted Best SEO Agency in Singapore

The company boasts a near perfect 5-star rating on Google and other review platforms.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - MediaOne is pleased to announce it is at the top of its game, being rated as the best SEO agency in Singapore.   MediaOne is a wildly successful SEO agency that has been pioneering the field of digital marketing since the 2000's.  With its highly experienced consultants and digital experts, the company has helped its SEO clients to generate millions of dollars, both locally and internationally, by pulling in organic traffic designed to convert.  At its core, MediaOne offers a multitude of digital marketing services, including SEO, SEM, Social Outreach, Branding, Content, and Website Creation, just to name a few.   In the company's most recent news, MediaOne has done the impossible – making it to the top as the best SEO agency throughout Singapore.  This comes as a result of the company's superior knowledge, vast industry experience, and exceptional customer service – all of which have garnered near-perfect ratings from its hundreds of satisfied clients.   Earlier the agency was in the rarefied list of the APAC Top Digital Agencies as compiled by CIO magazine. See an excerpt of the interview with the publication here.   "In today's market, there are thousands of digital marketing companies offering services to clients, making the competition extremely fierce for these businesses," says founder of MediaOne, Tom Koh.  "Fortunately, we have the fortitude, persistence, and innovation to execute winning strategies and outperform other companies, making us the most eminent independent digital agency around."   Through its reputable SEO services, MediaOne can support businesses and entrepreneurs to:Accurately identify target audienceIncrease searchability and visibilityGrow organic trafficIncrease brandingGrab ......read more

Gojek celebrates three years in Singapore, goes the extra mile to support driver-partners

‘Go the Extra Mile’ campaign will see $1 per completed trip given back to eligible driver-partners throughout Gojek’s anniversary weekSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - To mark its three-year anniversary in Singapore, Gojek today announced the launch of its 'Go the Extra Mile' campaign which will see $1 per completed trip given back to driver-partners  throughout its anniversary week - 29 November - 5 December[1]. The campaign aims to show appreciation to driver-partners, who have been instrumental in moving Singapore safely amid the pandemic, and builds on the more than 1 million free and discounted vaccination rides provided by Gojek in 2021. Through the initiative, Gojek hopes to rally consumers to show their appreciation for driver-partners by taking Gojek rides to contribute more to drivers' earnings, as well as encouraging them to show drivers some love through verbal thank-yous and their own small gestures. On top of their existing GoCar incentives, qualifying drivers will receive additional 'Go the Extra Mile' earnings at the end of the campaign, paid out directly to driver-partners' earnings wallets.   Lien Choong Luen, General Manager of Gojek Singapore, said, "The last year has undoubtedly been one of the most challenging for us since our launch in Singapore, and we are proud to be celebrating our third anniversary in spite of the difficulties faced. One thing is for certain, we would not be here without the commitment and resilience of our driver-partners. They are the very heart of Gojek and this year's birthday is dedicated to them."   He added, "'Go the Extra Mile' builds on our commitment to support those within our ecosystem, and show our collective appreciation to our driver-partners. We remain more focused than ever on finding ways to support them and keep Singapore moving safely as we continue to strengthen our offering and provide better experiences for users." ......read more

Bahrain Customs Affairs Partners CrimsonLogic To Implement OFOQ2 Single Window System

SINGAPORE / BAHRAIN, MANAMA - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 -CrimsonLogic, a leading global provider of Trade solutions, products and services headquartered in Singapore, has won a contract with Bahrain Customs Affairs (BCA) to implement OFOQ2 – the Kingdom's next-generation national Single Window.  This implementation is a move in line with the Kingdom of Bahrain's strategy to focus on the logistic services sector, as part of the priorities and programmes of the Economic Recovery Plan.  The move will further support the visions of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, following the project's approval by the Cabinet chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, with the aim to develop the economy and create promising opportunities for citizens to improve the competitiveness of the Kingdom of Bahrain and attract further investments.    The contract signing ceremony was presided by the President of Bahrain Customs, His Excellency Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa who signed the contract with the Singapore-based company (CrimsonLogic) recently.    The OFOQ2 system is an advance e-portal that integrates the digital exchange of data between different e-systems within the trade community (ships, cargo and customs clearance agents, and product owners) and streamlines the various government procedures.  This includes specialised modules such as the Customs value, Customs Exemption System, Customs Restrictions System and Risks System to meet the latest international standards.  It also capitalizes on smart solutions and AI (Artificial Intelligence) apps to regulate appointment procedures and reduce paperwork between Bahrain Customs Affairs and operating companies.     OFOQ2 incorporates blockchain technologies to further enhance the accuracy of the digital transactions and protects information c ......read more

HOMISON Partners with SEAL to Establish Vertical Supply Chain on e-Waste Recovery and Recycling with New Business Opportunities Explored

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - Seal Eco Advanced Co., Ltd. (SEAL, a Hong Kong plastic waste recycling company) and Homison Solutions Limited (a technology service company), signed a cooperation agreement today and forged a special supply chain partnership for e-waste recovery and recycling in Hong Kong. The partnership will join force to improve the overall performance of the supply chain. The partnership is expected to turn the by-products of the e-waste especially plastic waste into useful raw materials through recycling, including all kinds of recycled plastic products, to realize the turning waste-into-energy goal. At the signing ceremony, the contracting parties called on Hong Kong enterprises to fulfil their corporate social responsibilities by actively and properly dealing with e-waste and solving the problem of carbon emissions. It is hoped that this cooperation model will not only open up local business opportunities for turning waste into energy, but also provide a successful case for local enterprises in sustainable development. According to the Global E-Waste Monitor 2020, only 17.4% of the e-waste was documented as formally collected and recycled, with most of the rest sent to landfills. The figures released by Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department revealed that around 70,000 tons of e-Waste and 5,400 tons of plastic waste are generated annually in Hong Kong, which poses a heavy burden on the environment. "With the increasing availability of information technology and the surging demand for data capacity, the scale of data center is becoming larger and larger. We often have to install new electronic equipment and replace the old ones for customers. In the face of the increasing e-waste, we always hope to find appropriate environmental protection experts to tackle the issue together," Jason Wu, CEO of HOMISON, said. However, the upcycling and recycling of e-wast ......read more

Rhenus Logistics Indonesia Sets Up New Office in Medan

Strategic addition of Rhenus presence in North Sumatra's capital will strengthen its business development plans, especially in agriculture and forestry sectors. JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - Leading global logistics service provider Rhenus has opened a new branch in Indonesia. Located in Medan, North Sumatra, it is the fourth office under Rhenus Logistics Indonesia. This expansion will support the company's efforts to enhance service efficiency to customers and further reinforce relationships with key airline and shipping partners.   Indonesia has observed a healthy growth in non-oil and gas exports in the country, noting that its export value in March 2021 has jumped by 30.47 percent, due to the high increase in exports in the agricultural, industrial, and mining sectors. As a key regional economic hub and commercial centre in Indonesia, Medan is a gateway for the goods and financial services trade on domestic, regional and international levels. Medan serves as a well-known trading hub for the agricultural sector as well, in particular palm oil.   This will also enhance connectivity to Kualanamu International Airport, which offers access to many Asian countries as well as the Middle East and Europe, as well as the Port of Belawan, Indonesia's busiest seaport outside of Java. "With the presence of Rhenus Logistics in Medan, it becomes a continuation point for the development of business and logistics services on the island of Sumatra. This move is in line with our goal to strengthen synergistic efforts for business coordination across Jakarta, Batam, Singapore and Malaysia," said Iwan Juniar, General Manager, Rhenus Air & Ocean, Indonesia.   Rhenus Logistics Indonesia is on a steady growth track to extend its local presence, with plans to expand in Sulawesi Island, Maka ......read more

CP Foods Singapore Launches MEAT ZERO, Thailand's Best Selling Plant-Based Brand With Over 4 Million Packs Sold Since Its Launch

Six products to enjoy under this range, all priced affordably to cater to the massesSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - Around the world, the trend of becoming flexitarian — people who consume vegetarian meals once or twice a week — is rising. According to Euromonitor International's report entitled "Voice of the Consumer: Health and Nutritional Survey (fielded January/February 2021)", 23% of global consumers want to reduce their meat consumption and 16% are aiming for a plant-based diet. This has in turn spurred demand for meatless food options. While there are already meatless options in the market, most of them are pricey. MEAT ZERO's plant-based meat range, which comprises four products and two ready-to-eat meals, fills this gap.   "The future looks bright for meatless meals, with the number of vegans, vegetarians and flexitarians altogether constituting about 29% of the global population," says Mr Prasit Boondoungprasert, Chief Executive Officer of CP Foods. "MEAT ZERO's affordable price point will make this lifestyle more accessible to those who are looking to adopt a sustainable diet. The incredible taste will also convert sceptics."   It took more than three years to produce the plant-based meat products and 2,000 experiments helmed by hundreds of researchers and teams from CPF Food Research and Development Centre. MEAT ZERO partnered with Fuji Oil from Japan, a world-class plant-based products company, as well as  experts from the U.S and Taiwan to develop Plant-Tec innovation. The innovation makes plant-based ingredients taste just like meat.   Traditionally, low-moisture extrusion is used to texturise protein into meat analogue. For MEAT ZERO future product development, the high-moisture meat analogue process is used to texturise vegetable proteins into a product with a fibrous texture akin to animal meat. The appearances, mouthfeel and texture of the products ar ......read more

Give the gift of eye comfort with BenQ EW3880R and GW2785T eyecare monitors this festive season

BenQ's upgraded eyecare technology provides safer screen time for healthier digital lifestyles, making them ideal Christmas gifts for entertainment and work in a screen-centric world SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - BenQ, a global leader in digital lifestyle technology, is launching two additions to the EW and GW range this holiday season: the EW3880R 37.5-inch curved monitor and EW2880U 28-inch 4K monitor for entertainment junkies and the GW2785TC 27-inch and GW2485TC 24-inch FHD monitors for young students and busy professionals.   As the gifting season approaches, consumers should look no further than BenQ's unique gifts that are perfect for this hyper-digital world. These monitor screens incorporate upgraded eyecare technologies designed to reduce eye strain and provide specialised features such as HDRi and Truesound by treVolo speakers in the EW series, or a built-in noise-cancelling microphone and dedicated learning modes for the GW series, making them ideal gifts for work or leisure this Christmas.   EW3800R 37.5-inch curved and EW2880U 28-inch 4K monitors provide a high-quality cinematic entertainment experience For Korean drama fans, the EW3880R 37.5-inch curved monitor and EW2880U 28-inch 4K monitor screens upgrade your entertainment viewing experience at home. The EW3880R 37.5 inch 21:9 ultra-wide viewing brings stunning visual performance and an immersive experience with HDRi technology, enhancing HDR content with intelligent control. It also supports a 24P frame rate to bring an authentic cinematic experience with WQHD+ (3840x 1600) resolution. Audiophiles can delight in a high-quality sensory experience as truesound by treVolo provides crisp audio through two speakers, complete with an in-built 8W subwoofer to enjoy your latest movies. At the same time, the remote control enables users to adjust audiovisual settings from the comfort of their seats quickly. Finally, the EW s ......read more

7-Eleven Launches New Christmas Pre-Order Selection of Festive Meals and Must-Have Gifts

Unsure of what to give or food to prepare for your loved ones this holiday season? Explore 7-Eleven’s new and tempting selection of pre-order Christmas dishes and gift ideas including home and lifestyle products by IUIGA, toys and more. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - Christmas will be here before you know it – a time for gorgeous gifts and delicious dishes! Let 7-Eleven take the hassle out of your celebration preparations this year. Avoid the last-minute rush and start getting ready for a stress-free season with an exciting selection of festive food and gift ideas all available to conveniently pre-order now at your nearest 7-Eleven store. There's something for everyone!   Bring on the buffet with these sumptuous sets Spend less time in the kitchen and more time celebrating with your family with this tempting selection of meal sets and dishes.   The Supreme Set ($110) serves 5 to 8 people and is ideal for those with larger families. The mouth-watering menu includes a Roast Chicken and Roast Beef with Homemade Gravy, Beef Lasagne, Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken and Beef Sausages with Gouda Cheese, and Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes. What a spread! Plus, ordering this set saves you $11 compared to ordering dishes individually!   If you have a smaller family, opt for the Premium Set ($50) which serves 2 to 3 people. This tasty selection features a Roast Chicken with Homemade Gravy, Baked Mac & Cheese, Mozzarella Chicken Cocktail Sausages, and Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes.   Items can also be ordered individually if you need extra side dishes or just fancy a smaller celebration. Chef recommendations include the Roast Chicken with Homemade Gravy, Chicken Parmigiana, Beef Lasagne, Baked Mac & Cheese, and Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes!   A free cooler bag will be included with a minimum spend of $20 and reheating instructions will be provided with eve ......read more

Superstar Teacher Uses the Latest in AI to Bring Online Learning to the Next Level in the Age of EdTech

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 29 November 2021 - Established online learning platform Superstar Teacher is partnering with AI-centred EdTech startup Cerebry to launch a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Learning Mode to complement their existing library of online lessons. Students can now benefit from tailored questions catered to enhancing their strengths and improving on their shortcomings thanks to the help of AI technology.   Superstar Teacher's online course library is built around topical concepts found in MOE syllabuses and commonly tested exam questions. Questions generated through this new Learning Mode will complement existing lessons while ensuring that students have access to a variety of challenging exercises.   Individualised Learning Powered by Artificial Intelligence   The questions (and solutions) generated by Superstar Teacher's AI Learning Mode are automatically generated on the fly, building upon the child's performance in previous lessons. This means that no two students will receive the same question from the AI system. Additionally, the endless possibility of different questions keeps a student engaged and away from boredom. The system will likewise generate intuitive hints and step-by-step solutions corresponding to the question posed to ensure that the student fully understands the process of getting to the correct answer.   Catering to the uniqueness of each child's learning needs, the AI system has the functionality to create personalised study schedules using diagnostic testing and data-driven insights, focusing on concepts the student appears to be weaker at to remedy all knowledge gaps and attain subject mastery.   Efficient and Engaging Revision Plans   If the AI system deems that the child does not fully understand a particular concept, they will be brought back to the specific part of the lesson covering this topic in the online co ......read more

FIRE FIT To Heat Up UAE Fitness Scene

FIRE FIT announces opening of exciting new boutique fitness concept in Abu DhabiABU DHABI, UAE - Media OutReach - 28 November 2021 - Partners Walid Khoury and Ahmad Alhonjol today announced the completion of an agreement that will bring FIRE FIT's new and exciting boutique fitness experience to the United Arab Emirates, which is sure to set the local fitness scene alight. Scheduled to open its doors at Marina Square, Reem Island in the first quarter of 2022, the two-studio boutique gym will offer a number of Signature programmes across several modalities including boxing, strength and HIIT training in addition to a specialist personal training studio.   FIRE FIT makes its debut in Abu Dhabi as a result of a licensing agreement between Evolution Wellness Group (Evolution Wellness), Asia's leading fitness and wellness group, and Messrs. Khoury & Alhonjol. The agreement provides exclusive rights to open FIRE FIT boutique gyms throughout Abu Dhabi, beginning with the initial development of a flagship location on Reem Island.   Walid Khoury said: "We are delighted to partner with Evolution Wellness Group in this venture and begin our fitness business aspirations. The UAE fitness landscape has experienced substantial growth especially in the last decade, owing to growing awareness and consciousness about the need to lead an active lifestyle not just for good health but for overall quality of life, and we feel that there is a lot of opportunity to add vibrancy to the Abu Dhabi fitness scene." Ahmad Alhonjol added: "Having been on the lookout for the right experiential boutique fitness concept for some time, the FIRE FIT brand was the only option that ticked every box for us, because it allows us to deliver a range of specialist classes in dedicated studios, all at the one location, meaning we have maximum market appeal. Along with the personal training option, we feel these unique selling points are the perfect oppor ......read more

SunMirror AG: Shares have been admitted to trading on the Official Market (Amtlicher Handel) of the Vienna Stock Exchange

First day of trading will be on 29 November 2021ZUG, SWITZERLAND - EQS Newswire - 27 November 2021 - The Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse) today approved the application of SunMirror AG ("SunMirror"; Vienna Stock Exchange: ROR1; Düsseldorf Stock Exchange: ROR; ISIN CH0396131929) for admission of its shares to trading on the Official Market (Amtlicher Handel), segment Standard Market Continuous, a Regulated Market under the EU MiFID II Directive.The first day of trading of the shares of SunMirror on the Official Market will be on 29 November 2021.Trading of the shares of SunMirror in the Vienna MTF of the Vienna Stock Exchange will end on the trading day before the first day of trading on the Official Market.For the time being, the shares of SunMirror will continue to be listed and traded on the unofficial market segment (Freiverkehr) of the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange (Börse Düsseldorf), a multilateral trading facility (MTF) under the EU MiFID II Directive, as before.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About SunMirror AGThe Group invests into pre-production mineral exploration assets with a focus on battery metals, iron ore and gold deposits in developed markets for the purpose of evaluation and exploration with the aim to either produce minerals at a later stage or sell those properties. The company's shares (ISIN CH0396131929) are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (ticker: ROR1) and the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange. For further information, please visit: www.sunmirror.com.#SunMirror...read more

Jacobson Pharma Announces FY2022 Interim Results

Robust Growth of 11.6% in Generics Business Amidst the Pandemic; Confident about Sustaining Strong Growth MomentumDeclares Interim Dividend of HK1.2 Cents Per Share; A 50% Growth Compared to FY2021 Interim HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 November 2021 - Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited ("Jacobson Pharma" or the "Company"; Stock Code: 2633), a leading company engaging in the research, development, production, marketing and sale of essential medicines, specialty drugs and branded healthcare products, today announced the interim results of the Company and its subsidiaries (collectively the "Group") for the six months ended 30 September 2021 (the "Reporting Period"). Backed by the gradual recovery of both Public and Private Sectors for its generic drugs business alongside the stabilisation of COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong, the Group delivered total revenue of approximately HK$750.4 million, which represented a 7.9% growth during the Reporting Period. The profit from operations reached HK$116.9 million while profit for the period was recorded at HK$82.9 million, both with a considerable growth of about 28.5% and 46.2% respectively, as compared to the adjusted profit from operations* and adjusted profit for the period* ended 30 September 2020. The Group maintains a healthy financial position as supported by its strong cash flows, with adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (adjusted EBITDA) of HK$203.9 million for the Reporting Period such that the net gearing ratio decreased significantly from 38.4% as of 31 March 2021 to 27.7% as at the end of the Reporting Period. In addition, the Group has a strong cash position, with cash balance of HK$537.1 million as at the end of the Reporting Period. The Board has resolved to declare an increased interim dividend by 50% to HK1.2 cents per share for the six months ended 30 September 2021 (FY2021 Interim: HK0.8 cent).Resilience Performance of Generic D ......read more

HONMA Golf Announces Robust FY2021/22 Interim Results for the Six Months ending Sep 30, 2021

Half year sales of JPY 11,872 million, up 31.1% and 12.1% versus same period of FY2020 and FY2019 respectivelyEBITDA increased by 4.6 times to JPY 2,635 million as compared to same period last yearInterim dividend of JPY 1.5 per share HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 November 2021 - HONMA Golf Limited ("HONMA" or the "Group"; together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; HKEx stock code: 6858), one of the most prestigious and iconic brands in the golf industry, is pleased to announce its consolidated results for the six months ended 30 September 2021 (the "Period").   Record sales growth driving visible improvements in all financial metrics During the Period, the Group delivered robust growth across most of its markets and product categories, resulting in positive and visible improvements in key financial metrics.   Net sales were JPY 11,872.0 million (equivalent to USD106.8 million) during the Period, representing a significant increase of 31.1% and 12.1% as compared with the same period of FY2020 and FY2019 respectively, marking a full recovery from the negative impact of Covid-19.   Geographically, Japan and China led the way in terms of growth and rose by 105.9% and 54.0% respectively, while North America, Europe and Rest of the World[1] followed the way with double digit growths.   All product categories showed double if not triple-digit growth across the board, where apparel grew by 151.3% and golf clubs by 23.9% compared to the same period last year. The Group also made continued inroads into performance club and non-club product categories thanks to steadfast execution of growth strategies by our global teams.   During the Period, the Group's gross profit margin climbed up by 4.1 percentage points to 55.3%, despite strong supply chain headwinds.   Profit before tax was JPY 1,746.5 million (equivalent to USD15.7 million), up from a loss of ......read more

At ‘Global Design Reset,’ Business of Design Week 2021 Centres on Moving Forward and Building a Better Post-Pandemic World

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 November 2021 - Business of Design Week (BODW) 2021, Asia's premier annual event on design, innovation and brands since 2002 organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), presents an exciting line-up of key panel sessions drawing on the theme 'Global Design Reset', signifying the need for fresh thinking, decisive leadership and collaborative creativity across disciplines as we continue to navigate in a state of flux under the new normal. Over 80 renowned brand leaders, design masters and entrepreneurs from various sectors in Hong Kong, Asia as well as overseas will inform and inspire audiences on how to look beyond the present as the world collectively moves into our post-pandemic future. Hybrid programme simulcast online and streamed on ViuTV; Last chance to register for free online access Over 80 speakers from leading innovative companies such as Animoca Brands, Archi-Tectonics, Cathay Pacific Airways, Christie's, Daikoku Design Institute, Epic Games, Elevate, FILA China, Heatherwick Studio, Herzog & de Meuron, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Jason Bruges Studio, JLL, Lenovo Group, Massive Change Network, MillerKnoll, MPlus Museum Limited, Power Station of Art, Refik Anadol Studio, Six Senses Hotels Resorts & Spa, Snøhetta, Studio Zhu-Pei, Tatler Asia Group, The Coca-Cola Company, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, World's 50 Best Restaurants, Xiaomi, and many more   Following last year's success, the BODW 2021 Summit on 1 – 4 December will be held as a hybrid programme simulcast online, with selected sessions streamed on ViuTV, social media, and partner locations. The curated programme will explore eight main pillars of topics relevant to our society today, namely Brand Rejuvenation, Connected Health and Wellbeing, Creative Mindset & Innovation Leadership, Culture & the City, Designing an ......read more

JD.ID exclusively sells TECNO's latest Spark 7

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 26 November 2021 - Recently, Jingdong Indonesia (JD.ID) and TECNO have officially announced a strategic partnership. After JD.ID officially becomes the country dealer of TECNO brand, TECNO's latest Spark 7 is also available exclusively on JD.ID.   https://youtu.be/BSBlm-Rofdg   TECNO's parent company Shenzhen Transsion Holding Co., LTD. dominates the mobile phone market in Africa. TECNO is also the most popular mobile phone brand in Africa, with its Spark 7 hailed as "the best entry-level smartphone".   For TECNO Spark 7, it is mainly positioned in the entry-level smartphone market. Its main focus is on feature phones, mainly sold to Africa and India, bringing more localized products to consumers there.   Spark 7 smartphone, whose main specifications include a 6.52-inch HD display, 2.5D curved glass, 6000 mAh battery and 16 million smart camera, is suitable for everyone. And in the design pursuit of better looking, the 2.5D curved glass makes this smartphone look quite full, visually much better than flat glass, but with strong impact resistance.   In addition, the exterior features a waterdrop screen (also known as waterdrop full-screen) design scheme, a rectangular camera module housing dual sensors and a LED flash, and comes with a physical fingerprint sensor. In fact, looking at the Chinese smartphone market in 2021, it is obvious that the water drop screen is not the trend. Most smartphone manufacturers familiar to Chinese people, such as Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO and Samsung, now adopt the design scheme of perforated screen.   So how is it that the outdated TECNO takes an invincible lead in African sales?   In order to deepen the African market, Transsion conducted researches on the characteristics of Africa such as lack of electricity, and mainly promoted the feature of long battery life. It also supports multi- ......read more

Beehive’s Morilite to Hit the Shelves Soon

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 26 November 2021 - Company NMC Servnex Sdn Bhd will introduce its newly-developed Morilite capsules, an all-natural, herbal supplement that can be taken daily. All new users can take 1-2 capsules daily of Morilite in the morning in the first month to experience a faster effect. Morilite is suitable for the individuals, young or elderly, who are experiencing forgetfulness or if you require intensive mental efforts, multitasking individuals, stressful jobs, or high school/university students sitting for important examinations. Morilite contains 100% TianLife™ Cistanche Tubulosa extract. TianLife™ Cistanche Tubulosa extract TLCT-Plus comply with the Good Agricultural Practice Code (GAP) and Organic Farm practice, all of the product can be traced back to the production lot number.   "From human nerve cell experiments found that TianLife™ can inhibit the brain nerve cell apoptosis, helps nerve fibers regenerate1), TianLife™ is a factor that promotes nerve regeneration," Co-Founder of beehive2u.com Richard says.   These prestigious Morilite capsules have also been approved by the Chinese Pharmacopoeia Commision, proving that its anti-aging effects have made it a highly coveted prescription, and is recorded in their 2015 edition.   "We found the plants that contribute sensational healing nourishment and can help restore our natural balances. If you want to improve your kidney health without taking prescription medication or other supplements, Morilite is both gentle and powerful. ," Richard says.   "Companies usually sell you on limited and short-lived treatment results. They play on your hope and desperation, ultimately breaking your heart and wallet. Morilite is a daily herbal supplement that naturally improves memory, focus, concentration, and overall mental acuity, over time," according to Richard.   Given the overwhelming ......read more

Woodfibre LNG awards EPFC contract to McDermott

Collaboration to design and build the lowest-emission LNG facility in the world SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 November 2021 - Woodfibre LNG has signed an Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication, and Construction (EPFC) contract with McDermott International. The EPFC contract is an important step in advancing detailed engineering and construction scheduling work in advance of Woodfibre LNG issuing a notice to proceed.   Responsibly produced natural gas is a necessary part of making a successful global transition from heavy-emitting fuels to renewables. By harnessing the low-carbon gas resources of British Columbia's Montney region to replace coal-fired energy sources in Asia, Woodfibre LNG will reduce global emissions by 3.5 million tonnes CO2e per annum, equivalent to removing 5 per cent of B.C.'s annual emissions from the atmosphere each year. McDermott and Woodfibre's collaboration on front-end engineering and facility design, relative to typical LNG facilities, will result in an ~86 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of LNG produced.   Woodfibre LNG, a subsidiary of Pacific Energy Corporation (Canada) Limited which is a member of the Singapore-headquartered RGE group of resources-based companies founded by Sukanto Tanoto, will be the cleanest liquefied natural gas export facility on earth, achieved through the adoption of a low-emission philosophy across every element of engineering and design. The facility will use hydroelectricity for the main liquefaction process, and includes state of the art technology that enables liquefaction machinery to restart without flaring, a recycling system for "boil-off" gas, and additional transformers, switchgear and transmission lines. Altogether, this results in the most groundbreaking technical achievement in the world of LNG, and sets a new standard for efficient plant design. This next-generation LNG production is in high demand. Woodfibre LNG has two of ......read more

The Events Network brings Christmas Cheer to Kwon Eun Bi fans in Singapore with a virtual meet and greet on 18 December 2021

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 November 2021 - The Events Network (TEN), a brand experience company, in partnership with Connected Stage, brings Christmas cheer to Singapore fans of Korean superstar Kwon Eun Bi via a virtual meet and greet on 18 December 2021. Lucky AIA Singapore customers will get a chance to participate in her first global online fan meeting <WELCOME TO EUNBI LAND: OPEN THE DOOR >, a fairytale universe inspired by Alice in Wonderland, right at their virtual doorstep. Kwon Eun Bi, former leader of IZ*ONE, made her solo debut in August with her first mini-album, "OPEN". She proved her global popularity on iTunes TOP K-POP, ranking No. 1 in Hong Kong and Singapore and No. 2 in 14 countries, including the United States, Thailand, Australia, Canada, Chile, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Japan.   <WELCOME TO EUNBI LAND: OPEN THE DOOR> is Kwon Eun Bi's highly anticipated first global online fan meeting. Fans will be treated to an exciting Christmas surprise of colourful live performances, fun games and get a chance to interact with the superstar in real-time.   In Singapore, the online fan meeting is produced and planned by TEN in partnership with Connected Stage. It will be broadcast live through AIA Singapore and hosted by YJ Partners and KT seezn, exclusively provided by seezn and Olleh TV in Korea.  Global fans can be seen on KAVECON, while Japan is broadcasted exclusively on Mahocast.   Mr Eric Kwan, Managing Director of TEN, says, "It is an honour to bring a superstar like Kwon Eun Bi to meet Singapore fans in her first-ever global online fan meeting. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with AIA Singapore to help them celebrate their brand purpose of helping millions of people live healthier, longer, better lives."   Mr Chin Chung Wen, Chief Distribution Officer of AIA Singapore, added, "AIA Singapore is pleased to bring this virtual mee ......read more

Growthwell Foods Launches Singapore’s First Plant-based Protein Innovation, R&D and Manufacturing Facility with High Moisture Extrusion Technology for Large-scale Production

Singapore's first fully automated large-scale production line for plant-based productsIntroducing HAPPIEE! A New Homegrown Plant-based Range That Includes Chickiee Nuggets, Chickiee Popcorn and Fishiee Patties and Fishiee sticksSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 November 2021 - Growthwell Foods, a leading manufacturer of plant-based alternatives for meat and seafood for the Southeast Asian market, has launched its Innovation, R&D and Manufacturing Centre at JTC Foodhub Senoko. The centre features Singapore's first fully automated large-scale production line for plant-based products.   The centre is a step towards realising Growthwell's goal of contributing to Singapore's 30 by 30 vision by producing plant based products for the local market here in Singapore.  The organisation aims to become Asia's leading plant-nutrition food tech company, nourishing a 100 million lives through the provision of sustainable and nutritious plant-based food options. The R&D activities at the centre will focus on improving the taste and nutritional properties of its plant-based products.The centre will function as a pilot plant, making Singapore the launchpad for further expansion into other regions with dedicated production in the future.   Not only that, the new facility will also enable Growthwell to further expand its portfolio and offer chefs and consumers even more options. Highlights of the facility include Singapore's first production-scale High Moisture Extrusion (HME) line owned by a local SME. This HME line will enable Growthwell to significantly improve the texture of its plant-based meat products. The new facility also features Singapore's first fully automated large-scale production line for plant-based products, which will handle manufacturing, freezing and packaging. The automation enables the company to enjoy greater economies of scale and to offer great quality products at better prices. It will have the ability to produc ......read more

PolyU launches its 85th Anniversary celebration, pledging to help Hong Kong shine as an international innovation and technology hub

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - The celebration of the 85th Anniversary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) commenced today with a kick-off ceremony held at the Jockey Club Auditorium. The launch ceremony was officiated by Mrs Carrie LAM CHENG Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Mr LIU Guangyuan, Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Hong Kong SAR; Professor TAN Tieniu, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong SAR; Professor JIANG Jianxiang, Director-General of the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Liaison Office; Mr Kevin YEUNG, Secretary for Education; Mr Carlson TONG, Chairman of the University Grants Committee; Dr LAM Tai-fai, Council Chairman of PolyU; Professor Jin-Guang TENG, President of PolyU and other University management. Under the theme of "We Are PolyU * Together We Excel", more than 600 distinguished guests, alumni, staff and students attended the occasion, which shared the accomplishments the University had made over the years and paid tribute to its supporters. The 85th Anniversary milestone also represents a time when PolyU is embarking on a new journey aiming to strengthen its position as a leading university with world-class education and research, help Hong Kong shine as a leading innovation and technology hub, and further contribute to a better and more prosperous future for the Nation and the world. Among the new initiatives in the years to come, the recently established PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) will spearhead the University's interdisciplinary research efforts in cutting-edge areas such as artificial intelligence, carbon neutrality, deep space exploration, smart cities, and smart energy. PolyU will also launch new education programmes in emerging technologies to meet the needs of society for interdisciplin ......read more

The Launch of the 2021 Taiwan Open of Surfing in Jinzun and Shanyuan, Taitung

TAITUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - Taitung has hosted the Taiwan Open of Surfing, the largest of its kind in Taiwan, in Jinzun, Taitung County for 11 consecutive years. This year's event kicked off on November 20. Due to the pandemic, the event will only feature domestic competitions. Nevertheless, the Taitung County Government has continued to collaborate with the World Surf League (WSL) to obtain WSL authorization to host high-level domestic competition. In addition, running the Taitung Challenge as a Specialty Event has made Taiwan the only country in APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) to put on a surfing competition in 2021. Running the Taitung Challenge as a Specialty Event has made Taiwan the only country in APEC to put on a surfing competition in 2021. For the first time ever, the Taiwan Open of Surfing will also host events at Shanyuan Bay this year. The East Wave Festival will utilize a dual-venue structure to launch 10 large-scale themed events such as the Large Kite Expo, Seaside Starry Night Movie Theater and Taiwan SUP Speed Challenge. These events will take surfing to the next level and change your preconceptions about the ocean. Additionally, Yang Chin-yuan, professor at Taipei National University of the Arts, has built the world's only Stewart Surfing Platform. This device creates a lifelike simulation of real waves that allows people to enjoy the fun thrill of surfing indoors. Taitung County Magistrate April Yao stated that Taitung's 176  kilometer coastline, the longest in Taiwan, is a great place for developing water sports events such as surfing, kite surfing and SUP. In the future, Taitung will continue to utilize its geographic advantages to turn the east coast into a gateway for aquatic recreation on the Pacific Ocean. Taitung is also home to many Austronesian languages and has a vibrant maritime culture. The County hopes that competitors and visitors can do more ......read more

JD.ID and TECNO reached a deep strategic cooperation to help the new wave of overseas sales growth of Chinese brands

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - The Double Eleventh shopping spree has gradually radiated to Southeast Asia. Taking JD.COM as an example, there is an 11.11 shopping spree in China, and JD.ID has launched the Flash Sale 11X accordingly. https://youtu.be/lZYH42ThuHg   With a population of 270 million, Indonesia is the most populous country in Southeast Asia, which is undoubtedly a hotly contested spot for Southeast Asian markets. Among them, JD.ID has naturally become a bridge for Chinese brands to go overseas, and TECNO is one of the Chinese brands that can not be ignored. Earlier, JD.ID and TECNO have announced a strategic partnership. Since then, JD.ID has officially become the national agent of TECNO.   Shenzhen Transsion Holding Co., Ltd., a parent company of TECNO, is mainly engaged in the design, research and development, production, sales and brand operation of smart terminals with mobile phones as the core. In 2018, Transsion Holdings became the leader of the mobile phone market in Africa, with a market share of 48.71%, accounting for almost half of the African market. In the Top 100 list of "Most Favourite Brands of African Consumers in 2020/2021" published by African Business, TECNO, itel and Infinix, the three major mobile phone brands of Transsion, ranked 6th, 21st and 25th respectively.   Under the difficult situation of epidemic, JD.ID hopes to open up a brand-new market for TECNO and realize further expansion based on Africa and looking at Southeast Asia.   It is worth mentioning that JD.ID was launched in Indonesia for the first time in November 2015, which is a cross-border e-commerce platform jointly established by JD.COM and local Indonesian companies. After several years of development, as of the end of June 2021, there were about 50 bonded warehouses and overseas warehouses in JD.ID, with a total management area of over 500,000 square ......read more

Excess spending and hard feelings: expert tips on how to go through Black Friday without wasting time and money by OctaFX

The fintech company OctaFX called several international financial experts together and prepared a top-5 list of valuable tips on how to make your Black Friday experience as smooth as possible.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - The global Forex broker OctaFX continues the initiative for one of the major annual events in consumer economics—Black Friday. Since Forex brokers worldwide are in a festive Black Friday mood, they have prepared many promotions and special offers for their clients. It stands to reason that OctaFX, with the help of some prominent financial advisors, went ahead and created a guide with five expert tips on how to get through the Black Friday season with as few bumps in the road as possible. The key principle is to prepare, plan, and act following a well-developed financial strategy.   Move your capital like chess pieces That's right. You have to strategically manoeuvre your funds in such a way that the sums you are ready to spend are available at the right time if you want to get in on these feverish Black Friday discounts. Moreover, as in Forex trading, you should develop an investment plan beforehand. The better you implement it, the more money you will have at your disposal since profits would enter the process midway through. These excess savings can then be used for further investment or withdrawn and spent.   The cost-benefit ratio of your purchased item plays a role, as well.  'Always double-check other sites and compare item prices. To do that, I usually use Amazon. Remember, only buy what you think you will frequently use in the next six months. Black Friday Sales are generally targeting an impulsive purchase due to the discounts, which might not even be a huge sale at all', says Vito Henjoto, founder and chief analyst at Zenifix.   'To analyse' is the name of the game As alluded to above, complete preparation is vital. Be min ......read more

ECOVACS ROBOTICS Reimagines Household Cleaning in the Philippines With 9-in-1 DEEBOT T9 and DEEBOT N8 Launch

“The Best DEEBOT Lands in the Philippines" MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - ECOVACS ROBOTICS, the world's leading home service robotics maker, today is bringing its world-renowned smarter cleaning experience to the Philippines with the launch of a brand new campaign, "The Best DEEBOT Lands in the Philippines." It will introduce the DEEBOT T9 Family, the company's flagship product family, and the DEEBOT N8 Family, ECOVACS' advanced robotic vacuum cleaner, to help Filipino families enjoy hands-free and effectively superior cleaning with robotic vacuum cleaners that are more powerful and intelligent than ever before. The new launch answers what Filipino consumers wanted: smart products to make homecare simpler and multi-tasking easier. With the DEEBOT T9 and DEEBOT N8 Families, ECOVACS answers their needs by offering the latest innovative and efficient cleaning experience. The DEEBOT T9 Family is ECOVACS' flagship robotic vacuum cleaner. It integrates cutting-edge features from other industries and the company's industry-leading innovation to go beyond the conventional robotic vacuum cleaning experience. They include:   Upgraded ECOVACS HOME App Improves Obstacle Avoidance and Navigation: o    The upgraded TrueDetect 3D 2.0 technology, with a range of 70-350 millimeters, quickly detects different obstacles at a distance. It allows the DEEBOT T9 to detect objects ten times more accurately than traditional infra-red technology. o    The combination of TrueDetect 3D 2.0 and TrueMapping 2.0 with 3D Maps allows users to quickly locate the robotic vacuum cleaner and manage various cleaning tasks on the fly.Built-in Air Freshener Provides Luxurious Cleaning Experienceo    The DEEBOT T9 is the first in the industry to clean f ......read more

Hang Lung Celebrates Construction Milestone with Heartland Residences in Wuhan Topped Out

HONG KONG SAR and WUHAN, CHINA - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - Heartland Residences in Wuhan, the inaugural project of Hang Lung Properties' premium serviced residences brand on the Mainland, held a topping-out ceremony, marking an important construction milestone toward the Company's vision of creating compelling spaces that enrich lives. The ceremony was hosted by Mr. Peter Leung, Director – Project Management; Mr. Patrick Chan, General Manager – Project Management; Mr. Billy Ip, General Manager – Heartland 66; and Mr. Ming Mak, General Manager – Property Sales (Mainland) of Hang Lung Properties, with representative from Shanghai Construction Group also in attendance. Mr. Peter Leung, Director – Project Management (fifth from the right); Mr. Patrick Chan, General Manager – Project Management (third from the left); Mr. Billy Ip, General Manager – Heartland 66 (second from the right); and Mr. Ming Mak, General Manager – Property Sales (Mainland) of Hang Lung Properties (fourth from the left), with government officials and representative from Shanghai Construction Group, officiated at Heartland Residences Topping-out Ceremony in Wuhan   Heartland Residences Overview (Under Construction) Mr. Weber Lo, Chief Executive Officer of Hang Lung Properties, said, "The launch of Hang Lung Residences forms a crucial part of our long-term business development strategy. By extending the Company's existing business while realizing our goal to be the 'pulse of the city', we aim to drive sustainable growth while maximizing the value of our Mainland investment properties. We are confident that Heartland Residences, with its prime location in the business center, seamless connectivity network, and world-class design and construction, will further enhance the premium positioning of Heartland 66 and herald a new era in premium living o ......read more

Kenanga Investment Bank Announces 37.4% Rise In Net Profit for First Nine Months Ended 30 Sept 2021

KEY HIGHLIGHTS 9M2021 vs 9M2020 Net Profit at RM86.5 million, up by 37.4% Net Income at RM586.3 million, up by 1.4% Operating Expense at RM490.7 million, down by 1.7% Return on Equity at 11.3%, up from 9% Earnings Per Share at 11.86 sen, up by 32.1% Net Equity Trading Investment Income at RM56.0 million, up by 40.2% Market Share of Retail Stockbroking at 23.5%, up from 21.9% Asset Under Administration (AUA) at RM16.3 billion up by 18.4% KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - Malaysia's leading independent investment bank, Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad ("Kenanga" or the "Group") today announced a net profit of RM86.5 million for the nine months period ended September 30, 2021 ("9M21"), a 37.4% jump from RM63 million for the same period last year ("9M20").   Year-to-date (YTD) net income stood at RM586.3 million, up by 1.4% from the previous corresponding period, while operating expense reduced marginally to RM490.7 million.  Annualised Return on Equity (ROE) based on 9M21 is at 11.3% compared to 9.0% at 9M20.   The strong earnings were mainly due to higher contribution from stockbroking and investment management businesses, as well as, share of profits from the joint venture with Rakuten Trade Sdn Bhd. Its Stockbroking division achieved a PBT of RM68.8million for 9M21 vis a vis RM52.7million from the same period last year, mainly due to higher net interest, improved net trading and investment income, as well as, lower credit loss expenses. Net equity trading investment income increased to RM56.0 million, up 40.2% from the corresponding period. The division continued to grow its market share, particularly in the retail segment, from 21.9%, to 23.5%, reinforcing its position as one of the largest ......read more

Apical is Second Most Transparent Palm Oil Company in the World

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - Apical Group, one of the largest palm oil processors and exporters in Indonesia and a member of the Singapore-headquartered RGE group of resources-based companies, has been rated the second most transparent palm oil company globally in the SPOTT (Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit) Assessment 2021. Apical improved from a score of 82.5% in 2020 to 89.4% this year, moving up the ranks from eighth to second place.   "Apical remains dedicated to ensuring sustainable practices are adopted across the entire value chain of our palm oil production, from cultivation to consumption. As part of our commitment to transparency, we have been participating in the SPOTT Assessment, a framework developed by ZSL's (Zoological Society of London) since 2019. Our recent score reflects the proactive initiatives and emphasis we have been placing on the three pillars of environmental, social and governance (ESG)," said Bremen Yong, Director of Sustainability for Apical Group.   The assessment which spans 12 months, evaluates 100 palm oil producers, processors and traders on their public disclosure regarding their organisation, policies and practices related to ESG matters. Companies assessed on SPOTT are ranked according to their overall SPOTT score. The scores are also broken down further into three disclosure types; organisation, policy and practice. A total of 182 indicators, spread over 10 categories, were used in the assessment of the SPOTT scores for palm oil producers, processors and traders.   The 10 categories are as follows:   1.     Sustainability policy and leadership; 6.     Peat, fire and GHG emissions; 2.     Landbank, maps and traceability; 7.     Water, chemical and pest management; ......read more

Etiqa's Protection survey finds millennials the new 'Sandwich Generation'

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - Etiqa Insurance Singapore's 2021 Protection Survey Report, identifies millennials as Singapore's new 'sandwich generation'.   The underlying survey was conducted in July this year, gathering responses from 815 individuals aged 25 to 40. The study aimed to shed light on millennials' financial commitments and considerations when purchasing life insurance. This resulting report coincides with the first launches of protection products, to be progressively rolled out over the next 6 months.   With the youngest millennials now members of the workforce, the need for protection is more pressing than ever. Mounting commitments in domestic and professional spheres place millennials under growing financial and emotional pressure to fulfil their duties to family and work. The pandemic has made it even more difficult to plan for the future – a position that older generations may not understand.   Among the foremost sources of financial concern listed by respondents were providing for their ageing parents financially (48%) and funding their own retirement (60%). Both worries could be linked to the rising costs of living and life expectancy here.   In just a decade from 2010 to 2020, local life expectancy increased from 81.54 to 83.90 years. As this figure rises, so lengthens the time millennials need to support their parents and eventually themselves in old age.   As is symptomatic of hectic modern life, national statistics demonstrate that millennials are putting off getting married and having children to a later age than their predecessors. As millennials juggle responsibilities to younger children and ageing parents, the insurer's challenge lies in providing competitive life insurance and critical illness coverage tailored to millennials' emergent needs.   With regard to caring for ageing parents, 4 in 5 worried about ......read more

A1W:D Provides One-stop Interior Design and Renovation Service to Create Ideal Home with Ease

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - There are many beautiful interior design can be found on the web, but they may not be suitable for everyone's house or offices. However, it will take a toll when designing and renovating a new home or a working place. To save time and effort, A1W:D, a Hong Kong interior design company, offers a one-stop renovation service, from interior design to renovation, to create the ideal interior space with ease. Free House Call Home Measurement to Help You Managing Your Budget If planning the interior space just based on the floor plan, the result could be disappointing. To solve the problem, A1W:D provides a home measurement for free, clients can select the model of their ideal interior space from at least 30 styles or contact A1W:D to measure your interior space and make a quotation. The designer will give clients a detailed design for each room, this step is complimentary, and it will help to find the desired style easily. Make Interior Design Perfectly Matched to the Renovation Project Nowadays, people are demanding a better quality of life, and with the further development of intelligent equipment, interior design is no longer just making a fine look of interior space, the practical and humanized design is increasingly important. And the one-stop interior design and renovation service of A1W:D may meet the further needs for interior design and renovation. The CEO of A1W:D said that they hire workers of over 10 years of experience, and each worker is strictly qualified, which provides professional service for consumers to help them easily solve the problems of planning an interior space. Select the Quality Materials of Well-known Brands to Ensure the Satisfaction of Each Project The quality of the renovation is closely related to the living or working environment. However, the quality of building materials is a concern for many consumers. Thus, the CEO of A1W:D ......read more

Sangfor Technologies Named in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for the Third Consecutive Year.

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - Sangfor Technologies is proud to announce its HCI (Hyperconverged Infrastructure) product inclusion Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software, published on the 17 November 2021, for the Third Consecutive Year, and as the one of the only two vendors located its HQ in Asia. Sangfor HCI clients are spread across the APAC and EMEA regions. Sangfor believes that their solutions, popular with SMBs and multi-national clients alike, are a proven success in a variety of verticals including healthcare, government, manufacturing and education. What Sangfor HCI Customers Are Saying(Source: Gartner Peer Insights) "High service standards for manufacturers, simple product use and high stability" from an engineer, Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation in Government institution. (December 22, 2020) "Excellent security features embedded HCI in the market" from a consultant, Enterprise Architecture and Technology in a 500M - 1B USD firm size. (June 1, 2021) " Sangfor's HCI solution can be deployed very quickly and operate easily " from an IT Manager, Security and Risk Management in a 3B - 10B USD firm size. (April 28, 2021) The Hyper converged Infrastructure Market According to Gartner, "The HCI software market is demonstrating increasing maturity. Indications of this are some vendor consolidation and slowing growth. An additional factor is the rationalization of the most predominant use cases now to four: cloud-native, edge, hybrid cloud and VDI. It should be noted that VDI may not have remained as a predominant use case if it was not for the impact of COVID-19 in the form of an ongoing need for many organizations to support remote working." *1 The global Virtualization Infrastructure Software Market is expected to grow up to 8 billion USD by 2025 (Source: Gartner F ......read more

Thor lands at Madame Tussauds Singapore to celebrate the new Marvel 4D experience

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 November 2021 - Avengers Assemble! Madame Tussauds Singapore introduces Thor to the Marvel Super Heroes line-up, joining Captain America, Spider-Man and Iron Man in its immersive zone decked with highly interactive and innovative sets. The God of Thunder descends from Asgard only for a limited period so do not miss this opportunity to catch Thor and his all-powerful hammer, Mjolnir.  The 6ft 6inch superhero is also clad in his modernised uniform of black body armor, a replica of his costume in the first Avengers film and an update from the brown and gold Gladiator-style ensemble in the first Thor film.   Complete your Marvel experience with the latest thrilling 4D Marvel movie experience! Experience wind-chilling, water-soaking and face-flinching special effects as you get closer than ever before to Captain Marvel, Thor, Black Panther, Rocket, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp as they battle Loki in a bid to save the world! "We are excited to launch Thor and expand the Marvel Super Heroes team in our attraction. With a big Marvel fanbase worldwide, we are thrilled to continue to bring new Marvel content to Singapore and look out for more exciting launches to come. Guests will not only enjoy the Marvel figures but also the all-action Marvel Universe 4D film with hyper realistic animation." said Alex Ward, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Singapore. To celebrate the arrival of Thor and the upcoming year-end holidays, kids enter for FREE with every accompanying paying adult when you purchase with Mastercard® through our website with promo code "MCTHOR" from 25 November to 31 December. Singaporeans can also use the SingapoRediscovers Vouchers to visit the family fun 5-in-1 attraction. For more information on how to redeem these vouchers and to know what the 5 experiences are, please visit our website www.madametussauds.com/Singapore.Madame Tussauds The ultimate celebrity experienc ......read more

Istanbul with 16 million inhabitants has chosen KOBIL from Germany for the digital transformation

WORMS, GERMANY - Newsaktuell - 24 November 2021 - For the 16 million inhabitants of the Turkish metropolis of Istanbul, the German company KOBIL from Worms has developed a super app to make the metropolis more modern and more digital. The app allows all users to access all municipal services easily and securely, an app that aims to simplify the daily lives of Istanbul's citizens and also improve communication with the city halls and all its municipal companies. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) installed Turkey's first super app, which will be an example and inspiration for other major cities around the world. Istanbul aims to contribute to the fairness, creativity, and sustainability of a new vision of the modern city and make the lives of its residents easier. Super apps differ from ordinary apps in that they combine many different functions in one app.The new super app "Istanbul Senin" was launched on November 18, 2021, at the Istanbul Convention Center, attended by Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu and the KOBIL Group's founder and chairman Ismet Koyun. Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu stressed in his opening speech that it should inspire every leader of other metropolises to follow suit. "Everyone who lives in this metropolis, regardless of age, ethnicity, religion, or lifestyle, has the right to help shape the city's destiny. Istanbul will be a city where values rise because this city, rich in tradition, belongs to everyone.""With pride, I can announce that with 'Istanbul Senin' - translated as "Istanbul is Yours"- we are the first in the world to go live with such a great vision. "With 'Istanbul is Yours', we are creating a completely new ecosystem and digital, secure platform where the highest user security is guaranteed, users can use their digital identity, a digital wallet, and digital contracts."The common platform, now offered with 16 million votes, allows energy and potential to be increased, said Ekrem Immamoglu, adding further "In this project, w ......read more

Quality Building Award 2022 Now Open for Nomination with Two New Additions Special Awards

Themed “Smart | Sustainable | Superior” for Alignment with Construction 2.0 StrategyHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - The Quality Building Award 2022 (QBA 2022) is now officially open for nomination. Since its co-founding in 2002 by nine of Hong Kong's leading professional institutions and organizations, QBA has been established as a biennial award that recognizes buildings of outstanding quality, as well as those that demonstrate outstanding teamwork. It has been recognized as the most prestigious Award for the building and construction sectors. QBA 2022 will mark the award's eleventh edition, with the theme being "Smart | Sustainable | Superior" and the additions of two new special awards. Smart | Sustainable | SuperiorTo uphold the human-centric belief, facilitating the transformation of Hong Kong's construction industry to create new value, the theme of this year's Quality Building Award is "Smart | Sustainable | Superior". Through the award, the organizing committee hopes to recognize buildings that utilize innovative and intelligent technologies in order to boost the sustainability of the industry and deliver the highest quality of building projects.Addition of Two New Special Awards to Align with Government StrategiesIn light of the commitment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government to promote the "Construction 2.0" and "Sustainable Development" Strategies, two new special awards which are "Sustainable Development Award" and "Innovative Project Award" have been added. The aim of these additional awards is to recognize shortlisted projects with outstanding performance in green and sustainable development or innovative design and construction technology. Shortlisted projects in each nomination category will be considered for the above awards. Not only do the additions align with the theme of the QBA2022, but they also encourage innovations for new elements in the industry, accelerating its development.&nbs ......read more

City Developments Limited, GuocoLand Ltd, Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd & Sunway Developments Pte Ltd win top awards at EdgeProp Excellence Awards 2021, Guocoland’s Cheng Hsing Yao clinches Personality of the Year.

●      City Developments Limited, GuocoLand Ltd, and the joint venture between Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd and Sunway Development Ltd emerge as major winners, each clinching 6 or more awards.●      GuocoLand CEO, Cheng Hsing Yao, wins Personality of the Year.●      UOL's Amber 45 and CDL's The Tapestry win 4 awards each, in the 'Completed Projects' category.●      Joint venture between Hoi Hup Realty Pte Ltd and Sunway Developments Pte Ltd had the most award-winning projects this year, namely Parc Central Residences, Ki Residences at Brookvale, and Parc Canberra.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - The winners of the EdgeProp Excellence Awards 2021 were announced at the gala luncheon with 50 guests in attendance. This annual hallmark event recognises outstanding property developers and distinctive developments that set the benchmark for innovative and pragmatic approaches to deliver value in Singapore's real estate industry. The event will be broadcasted on Edgeprop social media platforms on 29 Nov.In a time when people are spending much more time within their residences, housing needs have also evolved. The awards this year takes into consideration an additional criterion: layout. This will be judged in partnership with Attribuild to provide a quantitative assessment of the unit layouts within the qualifying projects.The judging panel this year comprise of Khew Sin Khoon, Group CEO of CPG Corporation; Ong Choon Fah, Board of Directors of Edmund Tie Holdings; Yvonne Tan, Director and Landscape Architect of DP Green; Angela Lim, Co-Founder of SuMisura; Dr Lee Nai Jia, Deputy Director, Institute of Real Estate and Urban Studies, NUS and Bernard Tong, CEO of EdgeProp. The aggregated scores of all nominees were also carefully reviewed by KPMG Singapore, the Official Knowledge partner."The list of winners this year does ref ......read more

The public beta phase of Meteorite is about to start

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - Meteorite, a decentralized quantitative strategy platform, has announced that it would soon begin public testing. Decentralization is one of the core concepts of blockchain. With the advent of blockchain technology, more and more decentralized platforms are emerging, but quantitative strategy platforms are very rare. Meteorite is a platform for quantitative strategies based on blockchain technology.   When blockchain is integrated into quantitative trading, a large number of interactions, whether by users, strategists or the platform itself, will be defined by smart contracts, and all transactions will find an imprint on the blockchain, making it more open and transparent.   According to the roadmap, Meteorite will open for global public beta on November 30. Qualification for this public beta will be in the form of a whitelist.   Method for inclusion in the whitelist:Top 1000 winners of Meteorite's global mission activities, event link: https://gleam.io/inmNq/mteMeteorite social media contributors, such as Discord OG identity, Telegram group volunteers and administrators from different countries.All early-stage investment institutions will also receive a certain number of whitelist quotas separately   List of early-stage investment institutions: BAF CAPITAL, DIBI Fund, ALPHAHASH, 99X CAPTIAL, DeepQuant Labs, AsyncVision Capital, Phoenix CAPTIAL, ChainKey Ventures, HASH FREE, ROCKET CAPITAL, IMG Fund, DGIC Ventures, PrimeBlock Capital, WWCA, ELCC CAPITAL, NORTH AMERICA BUSINESS PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION, NewByte Ventures, Z9 Capital   The public beta whitelist and tutorial will be released prior to the launch of the public beta. Users who qualify for the public beta whitelist will receive MTE airdrop rewards, provided they follow the tutorial to participate in the test interaction.   Website:https://www.mte.cool ......read more

Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement 2021: A Family Themed Christmas Bazaar is coming to town Parent & Kids — Let’s "Shop Social & Learn Social"

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - "Shop Social" is the theme of this year's Tithe Ethical Consumption Movement (TECM), organized by Fullness Social Enterprises Society (FSES). TECM has organized a wide range of online and offline promotional activities with various social enterprises. In addition to the newly enhanced TECM MALL and the annual Shopping Rewards Scheme, a Christmas Bazaar will be held in this coming December 2021! The bazaar will not only feature a wide range of festive gifts and products from local social enterprises, it also offers various performances and workshops for families to enjoy! Besides practicing ethical consumption at the bazaar, attendees can also receive a free goodies bag filled with love upon playing a simple game related to social enterprise where attendees will learn more about the story behind every social enterprise. Through this, we hope all attendees can experience an extra-ordinary Christmas by "Shop Social and Learn Social". Shop Social Christmas Bazaar Date:11th – 12th of December, 2021 Time: 11am to 6pm Venue:Flat B, 3/F, Shun Luen Factory Building, 86 To Kwa Wan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong   Experience an extraordinary Christmas Bazaar  FSES will host its first Christmas Market from December 11th to 12th for two consecutive days. There will be over 10 social enterprise booths covering a wide range of goods and services at the market. As such, Furry Green transforms leftovers from grocery stores into pet food, Wedo Global has collaborated with a group of ethnic minorities as sewing Ambassador in producing stylish mask and head sets, Hair Rejuvenation Clinic who hires hearing impaired and offers herbal hair treatment products, and Green Ladies & Green Little sells quality second-hand clothing. FSES strongly encourages consumers to shift one-tenth of their expenditures towards consumption at social enterprises as it is one of the w ......read more

TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong awarded the Autonomous Vehicle System Advisory Project at Hong Kong International Airport

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong has been awarded the Autonomous Vehicle ("AV") System Advisory Services Contract for Airport Autonomous Transportation System ("AATS") by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA). This is expected to be the first commercial autonomous transportation system in Hong Kong and also the first TÜV Rheinland Greater China autonomous vehicle system advisory project. TÜV Rheinland's international team of experts on connected and automated driving possessing many years of professional experience in the automotive industry will deliver the consultancy services in AVs, Vehicle-to-everything (V2X), cybersecurity, functional safety and vehicle type & engineering approval.   AVs are commonly driven utilizing digital technology without any human intervention, and driverless assistance systems use advanced technology to recognize and interact with their environment. More than merely recognizing their environment, AVs also need to interact and communicate with other vehicles, infrastructure facilities and passengers.   As a leading international provider of technical services, TÜV Rheinland has over a century of experience in automotive testing. We continue to take part in and bear witness to the development of new industry technologies. For the smart transport sector, our services include automotive functional safety, information security, whole vehicle and component product testing and certification, certification and testing of onboard wireless communications, safety assessments for domestic/foreign autonomous vehicles, safety assessments for autonomous driving courses, and independent verification and validation for smart transportation services.   Airportcity Link's Airport Autonomous Transportation System read more

Flint Ideas helps local young people to create their own brand

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - More and more young generations start their own businesses. With the rise of individualism, the new generations are using their brands to convey personal messages. In addition, there are now many different types of platforms for everyone to sell their design brands, influencing more young generations to create their own design lives.   T-shirts have become the first production choice for many self-made brands as it is the most direct medium for creators in expressing ideas. It enables the public to express personality, lifestyle, and even personal stories through T-shirts. It is about dressing up to tell others: 'I am what I wear'.   "Flint Ideas" is one of the most professional uniform companies in Hong Kong. By acknowledging the dreams of many young people, the company has launched a whole-packaged fashion uniform design service that enables customers to express their creative ideas. The company would then provide the most professional advice, such as how fabric and printing technology could affect design and price, depending on the customers' needs.   'Flint Ideas Spark Creation' has a wealth of experience in garment production, as it has undertaken various types of garment customization. In addition to providing Tee ordering services, customized wind jackets, baseball jackets, down jackets, quilted cotton, team shirts, Polo shirts, class Tee, uniforms, aprons, and various sports shirts could be customized to enable more creative freedom for young people with entrepreneurial dreams.   'Flint Ideas' understands that many start-up brands have a limit on the number of production orders. Therefore, small order amount would not be a problem for "Flint Ideas". The emergence of small local brands is of great significance to the new generation. This would provide richer choices to the market.  About Flint Ideas ......read more

Give Gift Boutique's Christmas Gift Hampers is Now Ready for Pre-order

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - As Christmas is coming, Hong Kong Give Gift Boutique launches over a hundred Christmas hampers, cooperating with young Italian designer Giovanna S. to create stylish hampers with Italian architectural concepts that surpasses tradition.   Christmas Style Gives Hampers Multiple Functions For festive atmosphere, GGB design team put Christmas dolls in hampers with decorated Christmas ribbon and lighting decor, which is perfect to decorate your house and office and will surely bring warmth and joy in the coldest days.   France Bordeaux Wine Christmas Hamper v13 France Chateau Campot Lafont AOC / France Bordeaux AOC WineVan Gogh Sweets/ French truffle chocolateTWG Tea Gift Box / Tea Forte Tea BoxGodiva Chocolate / ChocolateFrance, Les Ruchers de Bourgogne Honey Jam/ Mrs Bridges Apricot & Peach Preserve JamMarks & Spencer, festive cakes / Premium import biscuitUK, Taylors of harrogate Coffee Bags / Dr. Sutton coffeeEngland, M5 Brownie Brittle / Import PastryXmas Doll x 1Gift Wrapping with decorated Xmas Ribbon x1red color small tall basket with handle (Color may vary) Price: $590 HKD   Spanish Sparkling Wine Christmas Gift Set S24 Marques de Gelida / Import Sparkling CAVAGodiva, Belgium, Chocoiste chocolate beans 57g/ Godiva chocolateAgnes B chocolate beans gift box / imported premium ChocolateItaly Veggetti / England, Premium import biscuitHamlet, Belgium, gold box chocolates /European premium chocolateJapan, Mary Chocolates / Melbon, Belgium, Delicious Pralines ChocolateKobe Fugetsudo X'mas / Premium import biscuitBelgium Butters Waffle Crisps / Import Waffle BiscottiFrench Truffles Chocolate / Melbon, Belgium, Delicious Pralines ChocolateXmas Doll x 1Gift Wrapping with decorated Xmas Ribbon x1Premium wooden decorated X'mas tree with gold gift tray (Height 45cm) ......read more

Advanced Energy’s 4100T optical fiber thermometer improves temperature accuracy and control in advanced semiconductor processes

With better measurement accuracy and higher read rate, the 4100T multi-channel, non-contact optical fiber thermometer enables easy upgrade from market-leading OR4000TDENVER, COLORADO - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - Advanced Energy (Nasdaq: AEIS) – a global leader in highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions – today introduced the Sekidenko 4100T pyrometer. A drop-in replacement for Advanced Energy's market-leading OR4000T, the 4100T optical fiber thermometer (OFT) delivers exceptional temperature measurement accuracy, a wider temperature range and simultaneous multi-channel maximum read speed for leading-edge semiconductor and adjacent thin-film applications. "Advanced Energy's pyrometers are used by top semiconductor OEMs due to our industry-leading performance. The 4100T further extends our leadership with many enhancements beyond our industry-leading OR4000T, enabling our customers to reach unmatched levels of process control and manufacturability," said Jeff Hebb, vice president of marketing and applications, critical sensing and control at Advanced Energy. "The feature-rich 4100T is a 'drop-in' replacement for OR4000T, making upgrades very convenient for our existing customers. In addition, it supports EtherCAT, serial and USB communications."   Up to four different temperatures can be measured simultaneously using the 4100T, which reduces the number of control boxes required for multi-point control, shrinks the form factor and delivers cost-saving benefits. The high read rate of up to 1 kHz per channel enables faster thermal response for better temperature control and uniformity of leading-edge applications such as rapid thermal processing, laser annealing, atomic layer deposition and other advanced deposition technologies.   The multi-channel OFT with application-specific, configurable wavelength provides exceptional accuracy, repeatability, ......read more

CIFI's ESG rating further upgraded to 'BBB' by MSCI

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - CIFI Holdings (Group) Co. Ltd. ("CIFI" or the "Group", HKEx stock code: 884), a leading real estate developer and investor in first-, second- and robust third-tier cities in China, is pleased that the world's largest index company MSCI Inc. has upgraded CIFI's ESG (environmental, social and governance practice) rating to "BBB" from "BB". The Company's ESG rating has been upgraded by MSCI for two consecutive years. Meanwhile, the Group's subsidiary, CIFI Ever Sunshine Services Group Limited ("Ever Sunshine", HKEx stock code: 1995), was reaffirmed the ESG rating "BBB" by MSCI. The upgrade and reaffirmation are recognitions of the Group's achievements in its ESG practice.   MSCI's ESG rating report on CIFI states that the Group demonstrates improvements in construction and safety risk management It has obtained ISO 9001 quality management certification for some of its construction projects, engages with third-party agencies to perform quality assurance on its construction processes. Besides, targeting to increase the proportion of green buildings among its projects, CIFI has developed a sustainability framework and conducted successful green bond issuances.   Mr. Lin Zhong, Chairman of CIFI, said "We welcome the further upgrade of CIFI's ESG rating and the reaffirmation of Ever Sunshine's ESG rating by MSCI. These are also proof of capital market's recognition on the Group's ESG achievements. CIFI has always emphasized on the importance of improving the ESG performance of a corporation. Our ESG initiatives focus on the four substantive issues of 'Green Living, Quality Living, Harmonious Living and Wonderful Living', and we are committed to exploring innovative ways of sustainable development. CIFI strives to become an ESG model enterprise and an excellent corporate citizen, building CIFI into a global Fortune 500 company with leading performance in e ......read more

DHL Supply Chain is entrusted by GE Healthcare Japan with logistics operations to optimize healthcare service parts logistics

DHL Supply Chain opens five new logistics centers in Japan to meet the increasing demand of Service Parts for healthcare equipment.TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 24 November 2021 - DHL Supply Chain (DHL), the global contract logistics leader, has opened five new logistics centers in Japan to support its operations for GE Healthcare Japan, a leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostic, and digital solutions innovator. The five new logistics centers are located in Kawasaki, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.   Commemorative Picture of Go-live  To support GE Healthcare Japan's service in Japan, all centers manage the warehousing of service parts for GE Healthcare's transformational medical technologies and service to meet demand for increase access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. The Tokyo Central Distribution Centers (CDC) in Kawasaki provide 24x7 services encompassing distribution & regulatory compliance, call center operations, international import, reverse returns management, demand fulfilment support global services medical professional to deliver greatest healthcare to patients. Spanning 5,000-square-meters, the facility at Kawasaki is the biggest of the five sites, featuring versatility which can support future implementation of robotics, cold room storage and high-spec IT systems, and processing in excess of 600,000 orders per annum. Each of the five centers have been selected for their strategic location based network centricity analysis and are designed to be the regional distribution center to supply medical service parts on demand speed to market to GE Japan's customer swiftly.   Alfred Goh, President & Representative Director, CEO Japan and Korea, DHL Supply Chain said, " ......read more

The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers and Hong Kong Construction Association Joint Conference 2021

Rising Challenges ? Embracing ChangeHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 November 2021 - The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers (HKICM) and Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA) hosted the HKICM/HKCA Joint Conference 2021,  at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre today (23 November). Themed "Rising Challenges?Embracing Change", the Conference gathered government officials, industry leaders and scholars both locally and from overseas to explore the prospects and emerging trends of the construction industry from multiple perspectives. The Conference was opened by the Guest of Honour Ir LAU Chun Kit, Ricky, JP, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. New technologies are being developed and deployed by the construction industry as it enters a digital era. Exploring challenges, prospects and emerging trends of the industry under a new normal at the Conference, HKICM and HKCA aim to lead the industry beyond the boundary of existing technologies, and explore further opportunities to bring revolution to the industry.  The conference comprised four sessions, namely "Challenges in the Construction Industry", "New Trends and Advanced Technology Applications", "Adaptions in Hong Kong", and "Strengthen the Role of Construction Managers and Promote Professionalism." The organisers were privileged to host 10 industry leaders and scholars from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore and France, who delivered speeches about the latest industry advancements at the Conference. Each of the sessions were followed by a well-received panel discussion led by a total of 16 industry professionals. In his opening keynote speech, the Guest of Honour of the Conference Ir LAU Chun Kit, Ricky, JP, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region mentioned, "Moving ahead, we are committed to taking forward the ......read more

Co-Wealth helps small and medium enterprises in Hong Kong to solve health problem with medical insurance application services

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 November 2021 - Professional medical services can solve health problems for many. However, expensive medical expenses are not affordable for everyone. Regarding this, Co-Wealth provides its customers with comprehensive medical insurance plans and group medical insurance services to reduce the burden of customers' medical expenses, in hopes that customers can concentrate on receiving treatment and get back to health as soon as possible.   Medical insurance mainly guarantees hospitalization medical expenses for the insured. Most medical insurance products have multiple protection items, and each item has a compensation limit. Some medical insurance products adopt a "full coverage" structure. The premium of medical insurance is determined according to the age of the insured. The insurance is renewed each year, and the insured shall claim compensation in the form of actual reimbursement.   When comparing medical insurance products, Co-Wealth considers the expected coverage rates of several common injury cases. Furthermore, the medical expenses of relevant cases would be adjusted according to the ward level of the selected Hong Kong private hospital. Group medical care is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises with 3 or more employees with comprehensive coverage.  Group medical care covers life, accident, hospitalization, online outpatient medical insurance protection, and global emergency support services to help the insured with medical expenses. In addition, insured members only need to show their health card and pay a small out-of-pocket payment to enjoy high-quality online outpatient medical services, and eliminate the need for post-incident claims procedures, allowing employers to easily provide employees with the most basic and practical high-end medical insurance protection.There are various types of high-end medical insurance on the ......read more

Aide et Action calls for global support on women empowerment

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 November 2021 - Aide et Action, the largest international French-based association for development through education, calls for ambassadors from corporates, philanthropists and enthusiasts of global education in Hong Kong to be part of "Education for Women Now", its first global philanthropic campaign, with the mission to ensure that an additional 3 million women and girls in Africa, Asia and Europe can unlock their potential and have access to quality education by 2025.   The United Nations has made education a priority. In its Agenda 2030, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 calls for "inclusive and equitable quality education" and "lifelong learning opportunities" for all and SDG 5 aims to "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls". In a recent report titled Reimagining our futures together: A new social contract for education released by UNESCO, a cross-section of stakeholders in education need to work together to reform education.   Bridging the gender gap Women and girls are half of the world's population and half of its potential. UNESCO has warned that most of the world's 773 million illiterate adults are women and twice as many girls as boys still will never start school. It's a huge challenge for governments, associations and non-government organisations (NGOs) to close the gender gap in education and the pandemic makes the situation worse. According to UNESCO, more than 11 million girls may never come back to school and might be forced to join the ranks of 130 million girls who were already out of school before COVID-19.   Women and girls are one of the most vulnerable groups during the pandemic. Aide et Action has transformed the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in need for the past four decades. With support of more than 51,000 sponsors and donors, the association has footprints in 19 countries i ......read more

Share the Joy With Awfully Chocolate’s Latest Corporate Gift Collection This Christmas

Celebrate Christmas with homegrown Singaporean brand Awfully Chocolate. Curate a thoughtful gift with Christmas gift hampers, gifts and Christmas cakes to show heartfelt appreciation to your business partners, staff and colleagues. Get your gifts delivered right to your recipients’ doorsteps with Awfully Chocolate’s Island wide delivery services.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 November 2021 - It's that time of year again! Organisations in Singapore looking for a special way to celebrate Christmas can now look forward to Singapore's Favourite Chocolate bakery and gift shop Awfully Chocolate's latest customised corporate gift selection. Choose from Awfully Chocolate's exclusive collection of chocolate gifts and favourites to convey appreciation in the best way possible.   Spread the Love with Thoughtful Corporate Gifting With ongoing COVID-19 Safe Management Measures at workplaces in Singapore, businesses can still reach out safely and send thoughtful gifts to partners, staff, and friends this festive season with Awfully Chocolate. With their widest Christmas collection to date, simply choose from hampers, gift sets, chocolates, artisanal cakes and more at your fingertips, 24/7!   This is made possible with Awfully Chocolate's online delivery service, bringing the brand's famous chocolate gifts, cakes and desserts closer to everyone through an easy and convenient e-commerce platform.   If you or your company are based overseas, you can also pick the best corporate gifts with Awfully Chocolate and place international orders for local delivery to all Singapore addresses.   Leave a Lasting Impression with Premium Quality Chocolate Gifts With the latest and largest selection of X'mas corporate gifts made in Singapore including luxurious hampers and gift sets, chocolate cookies, new chocolate bar collections and artisanal cakes to choose from, there is something for everyone at Awfull ......read more

Amazon Singapore Black Friday 2021 Deals Preview

Enjoy Amazon Singapore's Black Friday deals from November 26 to 29, where shoppers can gain incredible savings and discounts across every category, including toys, baby, beauty, home, pc & electronics, groceries, and more. For the first time ever, Amazon Singapore is giving shoppers the opportunity to snag 26 pairs of flight tickets to Seattle - the city where it all began for Amazon! Customers can get a head-start on their holiday shopping list to truly enjoy the holiday season with Amazon.sg's largest selection of Holiday Gift Guides, including Holiday Toy Store, Tech & Gadget Store, Secret Santa lists, and more.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 November 2021 - (NASDAQ:AMZN) - Amazon is getting holiday shopping off to an early start by continuing its season of deep savings with thousands of Black Friday deals across multiple categories from brands including Apple, Fitbit, Philips, Lenovo, Ju.Ju.Be, Instant Pot, LEGO, Disney, Skin Inc, Sonos and more. From November 26 to 29, shoppers can find great gifts for themselves and loved ones, at amazing prices ahead of the holiday hustle on Amazon.sg. In addition, Prime members can enjoy unlimited, free local and international delivery with no minimum spend on eligible orders till December 31, 2021.Win a Pair of Return Tickets to SeattleOn top of our incredible line up of deals this Black Friday, for the first time ever Amazon Singapore is giving shoppers the opportunity to win a pair of return tickets to Seattle - the city where it all began for Amazon in the USA. 26 pairs of flight tickets are up for grabs and to win, shoppers will have to make a purchase on Amazon.sg during the period of November 26 to 29, post a funny travel photo on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #BlackFridayAmazonSG #FlyMeToUSA and ensure that their post is made public. The contest runs from November 26 to December 3. T&Cs apply, head to Amazon.sg/FlyMeToUSAContest for more information ......read more

Australia’s FURY Takes Home Chicken Dinner at Regional Finals of AOC Masters Tournament 2021

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 23 November 2021 - Team 'FURY' took the proverbial chicken dinner back home to Australia as champions of the AOC Masters Tournament 2021 Regional Finals, one of the biggest gaming events in Asia Pacific, that hosted between November 2nd and 7th 2021. Competition was fierce, with many of the region's elite gaming talent pitting their skills and wits against each other in a series of tense PUBG duels.   Ultimately, perseverance paid off for Team FURY, who managed to overcome adversity, including some defeats, and end the tournament at the top of the leaderboard. Trailing in their wake in second place was MiTH from Thailand, then Extraordinaire, and then 'From the Future' team from Indonesia, with all teams deserving of credit for their strong will and dedication.   Kevin Wu, General Manager, MMD Singapore, commented, "This was the third AOC Masters's tournament event, its a collaboration with Mineski Global, PUBG Player's Unknown Battlegrounds, as well as prominent gaming casters and other KoLs and emphasizes AOC's commitment to the eSports industry. By conceiving and sharing this marquee gaming event with audiences through Twitch, YouTube and Facebook, we were able to unite the global gaming community. As a top monitor brand dedicated to connecting global gaming communities by playing and winning together, we are truly proud of this, and are looking forward to many more future collaborative gaming events."As part of its latest market positioning, AOC has unveiled its three-tiered gaming segmentation, with its newly-branded AGON PRO line targeted at professional team gamers and individuals seeking stardom within the global gaming community. AOC will continue to meet its varied customer needs with new monitor models and accessories and continue to receive industry acclaim and awards. Enjoy all the winner winner chicken dinner moments of Team FURY, plus epic highlights ......read more

De Beers New Research Highlights Generational Shift In Attitudes Towards Provenance Of Luxury Goods

Younger generations more interested in ethics and sustainability as the new status in luxury and are prepared to pay a premium for thisLONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 23 November 2021 - New research published today in De Beers Group's latest Diamond Insight 'Flash' Report highlights that consumer attitudes towards provenance are changing as younger generations value ethics and sustainability assurances beyond simply knowing where a product originated.De Beers' new global "I do."  campaign centred on commitments to ourselves, to one another and the wider world.Click here to find out more. Based on research conducted among 1,000 US consumers, the report found that while consumers aged 50 and above cited quality factors as being their most important considerations relating to provenance of luxury goods (for example, French champagne, Italian cashmere), the 18 to 34 age cohort over-indexed on factors such as 'human rights,' 'environmental impact' and 'from a company whose values I agree with.' The research also found that consumers who valued information about a product's provenance were prepared to pay a premium for this assurance, with affluent consumers being the most likely to pay a premium. Sixty-four per cent of all consumers and 73 per cent of affluent consumers (those with household income of more than US$150K per year) said they were willing to pay more for a product if its place of origin mattered to them. However, only seven per cent of consumers said they believed it was 'very easy' to discover where their products originated from, while another 29 per cent said it was only 'somewhat easy'. More than half of consumers surveyed said it was 'somewhat or very difficult to understand the story behind the items they buy'. The study also found that while essential health and safety items such as food, cars and skincare ranked most highly as categories for which consumers were concerned about provenance, 34 per cent s ......read more

Susan Buda of Brady & Associates Wins Prestigious Gwen Fletcher Memorial Award

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - EQS Newswire - 23 November 2021 - Connectus Wealth Advisers, a partner firm of Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: FOCS) ("Focus"), a leading partnership of fiduciary wealth management firms, announced today that Susan Buda, a financial adviser with Sydney-based Brady & Associates Financial Advisers ("Brady & Associates"), won the second Gwen Fletcher Memorial Award awarded in 2021. Brady & Associates is part of Connectus' global consortium of boutique wealth managers.   The Gwen Fletcher Memorial Award is given each semester by the Financial Planning Association of Australia in recognition of the highest performing student in the Certified Financial Planner Certification Unit. The Award is an internationally recognized designation and an acknowledgement of excellence in financial planning.   "We congratulate Susan on receiving this prestigious award and commend her for the dedication she brings to advising our clients," said Paul Brady, Founder and Managing Director of Brady & Associates. "The CFP Certification program is a crucial element of enhancing the professional standards of financial planning in Australia, and Susan embodies the commitment to excellence that is at the heart of Gwen Fletcher's legacy."   "We are thrilled for Susan on receiving this important recognition," said Rajini Kodialam, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Focus. "The team of talented advisers at Brady & Associates are leaders in their field, and their passion for excellence is at the core of everything they do for their clients. Focus and Connectus are committed to achieving the highest standards of financial planning, and we encourage all of our next generation advisers to further their education and obtain the relevant professional designations." About Focus Financial Partners Inc.Focus Financial Partners Inc. (NASDAQ: FOCS) is a leading partnership of fi ......read more

DHL Supply Chain names senior appointments in Asia Pacific

Steve Thompsett appointed as CEO, DSC Australia & New Zealand and Life Sciences & Healthcare, DSC Asia PacificPrithu Srivastava named Chief Customer Officer, DSC Asia Pacific SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 November 2021 - DHL Supply Chain, the world's leading contract logistics provider and a business division under Deutsche Post DHL Group, has named two senior appointments in Asia Pacific. The move further bolsters the region's management team with long-time veterans, counting on their in-depth experience to support customers whose demands for supply chain resilience have only increased since the pandemic. Steve ThompsettPrithu Srivastava   Steve Thompsett, currently Chief Customer Officer, DSC Asia Pacific, will assume the role of CEO, DSC Australia & New Zealand and Life Sciences & Healthcare, DSC Asia Pacific. He takes over from  Saul Resnick, who will relocate to take up the role as CEO UK & Ireland, DSC. Prithu Srivastava, currently Managing Director, DHL Supply Chain Indonesia, will in turn take over Thompsett's role as Chief Customer Officer, DSC Asia Pacific. Both appointments are effective 1 January, and Thompsett and Srivastava will continue to report to Terry Ryan, CEO, DSC Asia Pacific.   "Steve is synonymous with customer-centricity. In the past few years, the programs, solutions and systems he put in place have embraced digitalization and change, creating strategic products which, in the light of the pandemic, has proven farsighted," said Terry Ryan, CEO DSC Asia Pacific. "Prithu's track record in Indonesia has demonstrated the same spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and customer-centricity. In a fast-growing market, he's demonstrated the ability to pinpoint specific market gaps and customer pain points, taking the weight of DSC's product range to market with speed and agility to deliver on transformational deals for our business." New CEO for DHL Austra ......read more

Acclaimed Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum 2021, Returns to Cyberport on 10-12 December

Three Days of Infinity Games to Break the Limits of Digital EntertainmentHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - The annual digital entertainment flagship event, Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum 2021 (DELF), will return to Cyberport on 10-12 December. Cyberport will transform in the intersection for industry knowledge exchange and first-hand experiences of the latest technologies to present an all-new digital entertainment carnival. Besides forum discussions under the theme "Infinity Games – Breaking the Limits of Digital Entertainment", participants will be able to immerse themselves in digital entertainment and esports experiences with the "sea", "land" and "air" elements respectively to inspire infinite excitement. The three-day DELF will be held under a hybrid format of online and in-person participation and will feature more than 10 esports tournaments, over 40 live and on-demand industry forum sessions, and multiple game experiences and workshops.Global industry leaders to reveal winning digital strategies for the future of entertainmentDigital entertainment has seen a blockbuster year amid the global pandemic. With stakeholders in emerging digital industries such as gaming and esports leading the charge, the industry is bound to continue its strong momentum in the post-pandemic era. Under the theme "Infinity Games", top leaders in the global digital entertainment industry will gather in Cyberport to discuss how new technologies, business models and value chains of digital entertainment are driving innovation and breaking the limits of distribution, experiences, space, creativity, content, and speed. Cyberport Chairman Dr George Lam and Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Alfred Sit, will be the guests of honour of the forum. The line-up of local and overseas heavyweight speakers include Adam Simon, Senior Vice President Strategy of IPG Media Lab, Dr Max Howard, former animation producer and studio executi ......read more

Proposal Passes for Creation of $500M Blockchain Gaming Organization in Partnership With BitDAO and Forte

Game7 will accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology in the $180B gaming industry.HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - Full proposal: here and visit BitDAO.io and follow BitDAO and Game7 to stay up to date on Game7 and other BitDAO developments.Ronen Kirsh from Forte Labs and Jon Allen from Magnus Ventures, in association with multiple gaming industry and technology veterans, successfully proposed the creation of Game7 — an initiative led by community partners including BitDAO, Forte, Alameda Research, and Mirana Ventures. Additional organizational partners include: Warner Music Group, Aleo, Avalanche, Interchain Foundation, Offchain Labs, OP Games, Polygon Studios, and Solana Ventures.Game7's goal is to accelerate the adoption of blockchain technology within the gaming industry through a $100M grants program, and by investing in blockchain gaming initiatives.Gaming has grown to a $180B industry annually — more than the film and music industries combined. Gaming communities have become an essential part of the overall entertainment experience. Despite large investments of time and money into the games they play, gaming communities never truly own the items, characters, or achievements they earn. Blockchain and Web3 technology will fundamentally transform the gaming industry by providing more transparent and equitable economic and social systems for all participants, and allow them to have true asset ownership and portability of the virtual goods they purchase.Additional individual support includes: Aron Beierschmitt, BoredElonMusk, DeFi Vader, Gmoney, and Jerome Collin.Brian Lee, a Partner at Alameda Research commented, "Gaming has become one of our main investment focuses this year and we are very excited to be part of Game7.io and work with Forte, the go-to token-based gaming infrastructure, BitDAO and Mirana Ventures, to back incredible game developers and accelerate blockchain-based game adoption."Steven G ......read more

VP Bank expands Hong Kong office to fuel growth in Asia

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - VP Wealth Management (Hong Kong) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of VP Bank in Liechtenstein, today announced the expansion of its Hong Kong office. This move aligns with VP Bank's Strategy 2026 to further its growth in Asia.   VP Wealth Management (Hong Kong) Ltd has been focusing on wealth management and family office services for wealthy private clients for the past 15 years. With Strategy 2026 and its strong foundations in serving intermediaries and private clients, VP Bank aims to become an open wealth services provider by providing a platform that amalgamates traditional banking activities with the rapidly evolving digital ecosystem. Additionally, with the recently formed Asia Management Committee (Asia Manco), VP Bank has created an umbrella market within Asia that fully integrates Singapore and Hong Kong. This further affirms the Bank's dedication and competitive edge to seize opportunities in this region. Head of Hong Kong, Reto Marx, said, "Asia represents one of the top priorities in the Group's Strategy 2026. In Central Hong Kong, our modernised office space will accommodate for growth and scale. We are fully committed to this region and continue to invest and re-energize our business model in order to cater to our clients' evolving wealth management needs."   Chief of Staff Asia, Ms Heline Lam, added, "In line with the Group's Strategy 2026 and to support our vision in Asia, we have committed to a new office space in Hong Kong's core central district. This office space, which comprises our own floor, allows us to accommodate more than double our headcount." About VP Bank GroupVP Bank established in 1956, is a leading bank in Liechtenstein with an international presence in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Singapore, Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands. VP Bank Group offers comprehensive wealth management solutions for intermediaries a ......read more

OctaFX's Five Expert Life Hacks: Earning on Black Friday Instead of Just Spending

During the Black Friday season, most people prepare to spend vast amounts of money. But what if you could flip this? One would be earning money instead—during the most prominent discount period in the world. OctaFX’s experts explain how.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - The international Forex broker OctaFX has ventured to think outside the box once again. While most people and businesses concentrate on spending and selling stuff at steep discounts, OctaFX offers opportunities to earn money and increase income during this global mass purchase-fest. The fintech firm bundled some influential financial experts to outline five easy approaches to increase income during the Black Friday season.   Take Advantage of Shortages on the Job Market Searching for a part-time job sounds obvious enough, but surprisingly, people rarely notice this opportunity—at least not as many as one would suspect.   Many employers are actively looking for motivated new team members during those exceedingly busy cycles—this aspect concerns the lack of workforce, especially in sales, IT, or design. Particularly the IT sector is in dire need of supporting its websites' overload with additional personnel. Applying ahead of a season like this can give you another advantage over latecomers.   Investing Ahead of Time Although this sounds relatively straightforward, the proposal here is that the stock market is expected to be very volatile during such days. Paying attention to some companies' stocks, whose products could very likely be in high demand during sales season, could prove lucrative. If you feel late for Black Friday in this regard, the Christmas season might be just far enough to apply this strategy successfully. The approach gains more traction the earlier you consider and finalise the investment.   Trading Foreign Exchange Factually, all Forex brokers launch some ......read more

Agora helps Castbox build the best free podcast platform in the world

BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - In the U.S. market where half of Americans are listening to podcasts, it's not easy for an app from China to secure a place. However, it only took three years for Castbox to become the largest third-party podcast platform in the U.S. Castbox has also launched a series of content-based scenarios of podcasts such as the comments section, online communities, and Livecast in recent years, of which Agora is the real-time communication service provider. Livecast is completely free to use. The host can create topic-based chatrooms and interact with audiences or followers in real time in the chatroom through voice chat or instant messaging. Followers can also reward their favored hosts. With Livecast, Castbox successfully closes the distance between hosts and audiences, and has attracted and retained a lot of users for the platform. In Livecast, it is quite common for hundreds or even thousands of users to appear in a single chatroom. In this case, high latency of voice chat between the host and audience will greatly affect user experience on interaction. In addition, with a worldwide user base covering 175 countries, Castbox has high requirements for the stability and smoothness of audio services across different territories or regions. SD-RTN™, or Software Defined Real-time Network built by Agora, which features ultra-low latency, high concurrency, and high availability, has been deployed in more than 200 countries and regions, providing strong support for the Livecast scenario.For echoes and ambient noises that may interfere with the real-time interaction between hosts and audiences, Agora's leading 3A algorithm can intelligently adapt to variant acoustic conditions, to eliminate echoes, and deliver a first-class performance for multi-party voice communication. The algorithm can effectively remove various noises without compromising audio quality. The AI-based no ......read more

SEACAD Helps Businesses Move Towards Digital Transformation, as an Industry Process Solutions Partner of Dassault Systèmes

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - SEACAD Technologies has been an Industry Process Solutions partner to Dassault Systèmes since 2020—a venture done in light of the global digital transformation trend. In the latter part of 2020, SEACAD has officially become a Customer Process Experience partner of Dassault Systèmes, a French corporation and a leading provider in the Product Lifecycle Management or PLM market. As an Industry Process Partner, the company is able to address, firsthand, the challenges being encountered by companies in multiple sectors. SEACAD now offers a robust portfolio comprised of 3D modeling applications, simulation applications that create virtual twins of products or production systems, social and collaborative applications, as well as information intelligence applications. With this goal and intent, SEACAD is inclined to support businesses of all sizes in their journey towards digital transformation. With proven credibility and expertise in delivering smart and efficient design to manufacturing solutions to companies in various industries over the past 2 decades and counting, SEACAD Technologies Pte Ltd – SOLIDWORKS Singapore, is aiming high to be the leading industry solutions provider in Singapore for their key target markets – Medical Equipment, Industrial Equipment and High-Tech Industries, in the next few years. CATIA, SIMULIA, and ENOVIA are amongst the most powerful solutions offered by SEACAD. The company helps by simplifying the process of product development and ideation, and by making the overall cycle achievable. Every business is unique, hence, SEACAD's approach varies, ensuring a customized solution suitable to your business needs and challenges is provided.   Since its venture with the French software giant, SEACAD has been scaling new heights—opening new opportunities to businesses and bringing them into an ecosystem that fosters game-changing ideas and ac ......read more

Amazon Fresh to deliver frozen & chilled products with 100% recyclable drinking water bottles

Frozen recyclable water bottles replace gel packs to maintain the freshness of frozen & chilled Amazon Fresh productsSingapore will be the first country in Asia where Amazon will deploy this packaging innovation SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it will deliver all frozen & chilled products ordered on Amazon Fresh with recyclable frozen water bottles in Singapore. The island will be the first country in Asia where Amazon will introduce this packaging innovation as it continues to improve the overall customer packaging experience by minimizing waste.   All orders which include frozen & chilled products such as meat, seafood, ice cream and more, will be accompanied by a frozen water bottle instead of a gel pack used to maintain the freshness of these products. The 100% recyclable bottles contain packaged drinking water that can be used to drink, cook and water plants. After consuming the water, these bottles can be dropped in blue recycle bins found conveniently across the country.   As demand for recycling options continue to grow, the replacement of gel packs with 100% curbside recyclable frozen water bottles will be a more convenient solution for Amazon customers. At scale, these small enablers will go a long way in contributing to Singapore's sustainability efforts.   "We know that Singaporeans are increasingly incorporating more sustainable measures in their day-to-day lives. The switch to frozen water bottles underwent extensive testing and research to create the right solution for Singapore's hot & humid weather. They have proven to provide the same cooling effectiveness as the original gel packs. On top of that, frozen water bottles have also been tested extensively through the entire last mile journey to ensure that the integrity of the packaging and freshness of products are not compromised. As consciou ......read more

MCIS Life Strengthens Relationship With Merchantrade

Life insurer acquires stake in Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd, fortifies collaborationPETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - MCIS Insurance Berhad (MCIS Life) has taken up a 4.99% stake in Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd, the leading e-money player and the country's largest Money Services Business operator, through the acquisition of new ordinary shares of an undisclosed amount. The two companies kicked-off a marketing distribution arrangement in 2019 where MCIS Life provided a life insurance protection plan for Merchantrade's customers which includes Malaysians as well as migrant workers.   In August 2021, they teamed up again to provide a product targeted at underserved communities such as Malaysians eligible for the Perlindungan Tenang Voucher (PTV) scheme.   The strategic collaboration has come at an opportune time as the value of life insurance and other relevant financial products have magnified amidst the pandemic. The combined strength and synergy between both companies are poised to unlock more innovative, personalised, digital insurance solutions to meet the protection needs of customers from all walks of life.   This strategic acquisition is set to accelerate MCIS Life's digital transformation journey and leverage on Merchantrade's digital capabilities, access to extensive network of over 1,000 physical touchpoints throughout the country and their three million customers.   MCIS Life CEO and Managing Director Mr. Prasheem Seebran said Merchantrade is a fast-growing fin-tech company constantly at the forefront of digitisation and driving innovation in financial services thereby allowing the former to pivot on their expertise in pursuing the company's ambition to be a digitally focused life insurer.   Mr.Ramasamy Veeran, Founder and Managing Director of Merchantrade said: "Having an established brand like MCIS Life with us resonates with ......read more

Hiramino Soy Peptide: A Locally-Made Supplement That Aims To Keep Blood Sugar Levels in Check

Hiramino Soy Peptide is produced in Malaysia and is 100% plant-based. The product is also HALAL (JAKIM), MeSTI (KKM), HACCP (KKM) & GMP (KKM) Certified.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - Meridien Trading introduced Hiramino Small Molecule Soy Peptide, a homegrown product aimed at supporting adults of all ages, to control and manage their high blood sugar levels.  These days, it is fairly common to observe and practice unhealthy habits in our diet and lifestyle such as binge-eating, under-eating, and physical inactivity. An unhealthy diet and lifestyle is a leading cause of high sugar level spikes which could potentially lead to adverse health effects. What is classed as having a high blood sugar level? Adequate care must be taken when an unusual high spike in sugar level is observed before the first meal of the day, which is also known as Fasting Blood Sugar level. A Fasting Blood Sugar level of up to 6 mmol/L is considered normal while anything higher than 7 mmol/L is considered as high sugar levels. Many have struggled to control and manage their high blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels increase, the body launches into overdrive to compensate for the rise. In the absence of sufficient insulin, or if the body fails to respond to insulin properly, the body will draw energy from fat for energy. Hence, individuals with high blood sugar levels often feel lethargic, regardless of how well-rested they are. It can be challenging to manage this condition, however, blood sugar management is possible to lower as well as regulate blood sugar to a healthy level with the proper lifestyle and routine.  "This is the main driver of founding Hiramino. We have heard stories of friends and family struggling with high blood sugar levels, constantly feeling lethargic. So, we decided to manufacture small quantities of soy peptide to try ourselves after hearing from a friend with a back ......read more

German Sportswear Brand Gym Aesthetics Black Friday Deals;Quantum Mirac - Compression Leggings to Improve Your Overall Performance

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - Renowned German sportswear brand Gym Aesthetics is currently promoting Black Friday deals! Customers may purchase the latest and most popular products: sports underwear, vest, T-shirt, hoodies, jacket, long pants, short pants and leggings for up to 40% off. Customers may receive free shipping upon purchase of $300 and a free reusable facial mask (powered by airDefender®) upon purchase of any two items.During the promotional period, customers will receive exclusive freebies upon various amount of cumulative spending:?      Receive a day pass from Anytime Fitness upon purchase of HK$388?      Receive Gym Aesthetics Gym Towel upon purchase of HK$888?      Receive a Gym Aesthetics Waterproof Backpack upon purchase of HK$1,588?      Receive a Theragun Mini Massage Gun upon purchase of HK$5,888Since ancient times, women of all ages have been yearning for toned legs and bubble buttock. The latest compression leggings produced by Gym Aesthetics; Quantum Mirac, perfectly provides the greatest opportunities for every woman.Gym Aesthetics Quantum Mirac high-efficiency reversible compression leggings are strategically designed with a matrix of silicone dots in 6 different densities placed all around generating targeted acupressure, while promoting blood circulation and sweat production. The first of its kind to hit the market, the Quantum Mirac collection elevates any workout in both efficiency and style. The butt lifting and leg shaping designed Quantum Mirac leggings deliver the most comfortable and functional bodybuilding journey to sports enthusiasts.  Quantum Mirac Reversible Compression Leggings Retail Price:Solid Color: HKD $698Patterned Color: HKD $798Quantum Mirac: https://asia.gymaesthetics.com/zh-tw/collections/quantum-miracGym Aesthetics Hong Kong Online Store:https://asia.gymaesthetics. ......read more

Okta Selected as Identity Management Partner by SK Inc. C&C

SK Inc. C&C and Okta to provide innovative IT Security Technology in KoreaSEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach - 22 November 2021 - Okta, the leading independent provider of identity, world IAM and SSO leader, announced its partnership with SK Inc. C&C to provide UD (Universal Directory), SSO (Single Sign-On) and MFA (Multi-factor Authentication) to Korean enterprise customers.  Okta is a world leader in IAM (identity and access management) and SSO, and its IT security services maximize enterprise productivity with higher security and frictionless application access. Okta and SK Inc. C&C have started and have plans to complete an internal SK Identity Project by the end of 2021. SK Inc. C&C will provide Okta Identity Management solutions and services to not only SK and its subsidiaries but also numerous local enterprises, adding to SK Inc. C&C's digital technologies including AI (Artificial Intelligence), Cloud, and Big Data.  Okta has been named by Gartner as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Access Management for five consecutive years. Also, SK Inc. C&C believes in the strengths of Okta's End-to-End Identity Engine Platform for user access experience and convenient development environment. Furthermore, SK Inc. C&C and Okta will provide adaptive MFA (Multi-factor Authentication), ASA (Advanced Server Access solutions) and CIAM (Customer Identity and Access Management) solutions for various industries. SK Inc. C&C ICT Digital Division Vice President Sangkuk Lee says: "SK Inc. C&C is the leader helping enterprise customers establish digital infrastructure with business innovations. Okta has been chosen after extensive search and reviews for various identity solutions in the market." Okta's industry leading digital identity technology secures the complex operations of the world's largest organizations.   Okta Asia Pacific General Manager Graham Sowden says: " ......read more