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Aoyuan Healthy Acquires 55% Equity Interest in Leading Medical Aesthetic Services Group Liantianmei

The Acquisition Fulfills Aoyuan Healthy's Deployment of Resources for Developing its Medical Beauty Business and Furthers the Development of its General Health and Wellness Business The Move also Enhances Synergy Between its Businesses of Property Management, Commercial Property Operation and General Health and Wellness           HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 21 September 2020 - Aoyuan Healthy Life Group Company Limited ("Aoyuan Healthy" or the "Group"; SEHK stock code: 3662), a reputable provider of property management service and commercial property operation service in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), is pleased to announce that the Group's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Guangdong Xinyuerong Industrial Investment Company Limited, has agreed to acquire a 55% equity interest in Zhejiang Liantianmei Corporate Management Company Limited ("Liantianmei") for a consideration of RMB 691.0 million. Aoyuan Healthy has been holding a 5% equity interest indirectly in Liantianmei. After the acquisition is completed, the Group's holding in Liantianmei will increase to 60%. The Group plans to position Liantianmei as a leading medical aesthetic company. The move serves to fulfill Aoyuan Healthy's deployment of resources for the development of its medical beauty business, which will enable the Group to provide healthy lifestyle services for the homeowners at the estates managed by the Group and consumers alike. The acquisition will also allow the Group to give its businesses of property management and commercial property operation full play and enhance the synergy between Aoyuan Healthy's three core businesses.   Liantianmei is a leading medical aesthetic service group in Zhejiang province with a history of 37 years. As one of the pioneers in China's medical aesthetic industry, Liantianmei has been providing comprehensive medical aesthetic services, including aesthetic surgery services, minimally-invisive aesthetic services and aesthetic dermatology servic ......read more

Suncity Group Named Title Sponsor for Local Arts Events

Fully Supports Macau’s Cultural Industry and the Recovery of Macau MACAU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 20 September 2020 - To revitalize the development of Macau's cultural industry, Suncity Group fully supports the local arts event, rooting for Macau citizens and local artists through series of astonishing and diversified music entertaining events. 'Suncity Group Rooting for Macau - SIM! Music Festival 2020' is the first musical performance of series events title sponsored by Suncity Group, ended perfectly at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Macau on September 19. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macau Government Tourist Office, Mr. Kevin Ho, Macau Deputy to the National People's Congress of PRC, Mr. Alvin Chau, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Suncity Group and President of Macau Artistes Association, Dr. Wilfred Wong, President and Executive Director of Sands China Ltd. attended the event  'Best Performance Award' was awarded to Classic heritage- The Final Trigger by Mr. Alvin Chau Local singers, artists, dancers and more than 200 people from the industry were assembled to organise this music festival   With the purpose of 'reigniting the local performing arts power', a group of outstanding local singers, artists, dancers and more than 200 people from the industry were assembled to organise this music festival. A total of 12 units did their utmost to compete in the same stage with singing and dancing. There was no cessation to the excitement and the symphony of applause and cheers in the whole night.   The organisers have specially invited Mr. Kevin Ho, Macau Deputy to the National People's Congress of PRC, Dr. Wilfred Wong, President and Executive Director of Sands China Ltd., Mr. Alvin Chau, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Suncity Group and President of Macau Artistes Association to serve as adjudicators and presenters, witnessing and supporting this diversified music festival that belongs to Macau with the other officiating guests ......read more

VOLUNTARY ANNOUNCEMENT: Uni-GLP Development in Treatment of COVID-19 and Other Indications

HONG KONG, CHINA - EQS Newswire - 18 September 2020 - The board of directors (the "Board") of Uni-Bio Science Group Limited (the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") is pleased to announce updates on the developmental potential of the Group's innovative biologic self-developed drug Recombinant Exendin-4 Injection ("Uni-GLP").   About Uni-GLP Uni-GLP, a class of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists ("GLP-1 RAs"), can reduce high blood glucose by increasing insulin and decreasing glucagon secretion, is effective in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus ("T2DM"). GLP-1 RAs are particularly advantageous because of their incretin effect which can lower risk of hypoglycemia. In addition, GLP-1 RAs is one of the only classes of diabetic drugs shown to cause significant weight loss. The application for clinical trial of Uni-GLP submitted by the Company has been accepted by National Medical Products Administration ("NMPA") on 14 July 2020. Currently, the Group's professional and technical personnel are making great efforts to prepare for clinical trial-related works.   New Progress and Opportunities of GLP-1 RAs Based on new data presented in the scientific community, GLP-1 RAs can treat a wide range of high value indications such as obesity, cardiovascular disease ("CVD"), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease ("NAFLD") and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis ("NASH"), Alzheimer's disease ("AD"), as well as new coronavirus disease 2019 ("COVID-19"; caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, "SARS-CoV-2"), where there are significant unmet medical needs.   As obesity is a common comorbidity of T2DM, this class is effective in T2DM patients who are overweight, accounting for at least 30% of all diabetes patients in the PRC according to IMS primary research. In addition, GLP-1 RAs has further been shown to have beneficial impact on cardiovascular function independent of its role in peripheral glycemic control, through increasing myocardial gluco ......read more

Citi Steps Up Its Commitment to Youth Employment, Skills Development and Innovation across Asia Pacific

As part of the expanded global Pathways to Progress initiative, Citi and the Citi Foundation to collectively invest US$35 million in philanthropic contributions and grants to improve the employability of youth from low-income and underserved communities in Asia by 2023 Citi Asia Pacific to offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000 job-skills training opportunities for youth over the next three years  Young people to continue to be positioned front and center in tackling most pressing challenges in Asia and accelerating progress towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 September 2020 - Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) - Citi Asia Pacific and the Citi Foundation today announced a collective commitment of US$35 million in philanthropic investments to advance economic opportunities and employability for youth from low-income and underserved communities in the region by 2023.  In addition, the bank will offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000 job skills training opportunities for young people at Citi Asia over the next three years.    The regional commitments are part of Citi's expanded global Pathways to Progress initiative. This initiative is designed to equip young people with the skills and confidence to improve their employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and make a positive impact in their lives and their communities in rapidly changing economies.   The increased commitment is in response to the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in the region. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), Asia Pacific is home to more than half of the world's youth population, with 700 million youth aged 15 to 24 years. While they represent 20 per cent of the total working-age population, this youth segment accounts for almost half of the Asia Pacific's jobless. The pandemic and resulting economic crisis has further challenged this issue. Projections through the end of 2020 in 13 countries show sizable jumps, with ......read more

Infinix partners with Sally Karagon a Renowned Fashion icon on Zero 8 Launch in the Kenyan market

NAIROBI, KENYA - Media OutReach - 18 September 2020 - Infinix, a global leader in consumer electronics market, has launched the ZERO 8 in the Kenyan market. ZERO 8 is the company's flagship series for 2020/21. Though targeting the high-end market, Zero 8 will retail at a relatively affordable price of Kshs 28,999. The launch has been conducted in partnership with Sally Karago, a renowned international fashion designer. This partnership with a high-end designer is geared towards raising the Infinix's brand position and perception in the market as a high end phone. This is also part of a broader push to combine tech with fashion to create products that are a fusion of design and innovation.   "Infinix is taking a step to be more premium and able to compete and be the face of this new direction as a fashion-conscious brand. This direction is very much in tandem with our target customers, whose lifestyle can be described as image and fashion-conscious and trendy, with a taste for high end gadgets", said Mike Zhang, Infinix Kenya Brand Manager.   Using her international acclaim and experience, Sally has designed garments for the three celebrities who graced the launch, namely the gorgeous songstress Tanasha Donna, celebrated chef Ali Mandhry and Catherine Kamau, an award-winning actress. Inspired by the Turkana culture, Sally's fashion collection has been made using local African fabrics and beads for accessories (all drawn from the Turkana culture). The design features diamond-shaped elements which are the main design concept for the Zero 8 smartphone.   (From left, singer Tanasha Donna, Chef Ali Mandhry and actress Catherine Kamau)   The accessories, including beads, also drawn from Sally's Turkana collection experience, feature the main colours of the Infinix brand, which are green, black, and white. Explore more about the story  https://youtu.be/ByjWM1xkf70 Tanasha Donna wearing the Sally Karago designed garment for Infinix Zero 8 Launch   Sally a ......read more

Kerry Logistics Crowned the Winner of the CILT Award 2020 - Enterprise Award for Service Excellence

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 September 2020 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry Logistics'; Stock Code 0636.HK) is delighted to be crowned the winner of the CILT Award (the 'Award') 2020 - Enterprise Award for its outstanding service.   Organised biennially by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong ('CILTHK') to recognise professional excellence and promote the best practice of transport and logistics, the Award is categorised into two streams -- the Enterprise Award and the SME Award. A five-member judging panel, consisting of industry practitioners, academics and professionals, presided over the assessment to laud service excellence. The awardees were selected based on seven criteria, namely, customer satisfaction, achieving United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, infrastructure, innovation, operational effectiveness, quality management and risk management & control.   William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics Network, said, "We are very excited to win this award. CILTHK is a renowned organisation that has been making great contribution to the development of professionals for the logistics and transport industry in Hong Kong. While we celebrate this honour, we also feel a sense of responsibility and pride in our job as a logistics service provider, at a time when the global supply chain is facing unprecedented chaos. Logistics demands are coming from all quarters, and the role that the logistics industry plays in supporting everyday lives is more important than ever. It is a role that Kerry Logistics is equipped and ready to play well." About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code 0636.HK)Kerry Logistics Network is an Asia-based, global 3PL with a highly diversified business portfolio and the strongest coverage in Asia. It offers a broad range of supply chain solutions from integrated logistics, international freight forwarding (air, ocean, road, rail and multimodal), industrial project log ......read more

Amazon introduces additional support measures to help small and medium businesses bounce back from COVID-19

Globally, Amazon announced that it will invest US$18 billion in 2020 to support small and medium businesses and that it will spend an additional US$100 million to promote small businesses during Prime Day and through the holiday season   In Singapore, Amazon is one of the qualified e-commerce solution providers under the Digital Resilience Bonus administered by IMDA, and eligible local retailers who register to sell on Amazon.sg can receive a bonus of up to S$2,500   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 September 2020 - (NASDAQ:AMZN) -- In 2020, Amazon has provided support to thousands of local retailers and helped many of them to build thriving businesses by selling on Amazon.sg, and is keen to do more. Now, local retailers selling on Amazon.sg who meet the eligibility criteria can also receive the Digital Resilience Bonus (DRB) administered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). In addition, as part of Amazon's continued global commitment to support small and medium businesses (SMBs) during COVID-19, Amazon announced that it will invest US$18 billion to help SMBs worldwide sell to customers, including investments in logistics, tools, services, programs, and people. These initiatives add on to the support measures for local retailers that Amazon has leaned in to provide, including an ongoing collaboration with Enterprise Singapore on the eCommerce Booster Package which offers eligible local retailers a one-time grant of up to S$9,000 when they register to sell with Amazon.sg. "As local retailers continue to adapt to the new normal, digitalisation is key to enabling them to build resilience and tap into new revenue streams domestically and internationally. Small and medium businesses are a part of Amazon's DNA and we remain committed to their success. The new initiatives will provide the necessary push in encouraging local retailers to step up digitalisation efforts and we're happy to work with IMDA on the Digital Resilience Bonus to offer additional su ......read more

China CITIC Bank International launches Refinitiv EFX distribution platform

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 18 September 2020 - Refinitiv, one of the world's largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, today announced that China CITIC Bank International has adopted Refinitiv Electronic Trading platform to enhance its Foreign Exchange (FX) trading and distribution workflow.   In today's evolving FX markets, banks need flexible trading platforms and tools that provide control over electronic pricing, distribution, and hedging to meet the growing demands of their client base and improve internal efficiency and mitigate operation risks.   With Refinitiv Electronic Trading, over 300 banks across 80 countries globally are already benefiting from a turnkey, next-generation e-commerce FX trading solution. Refinitiv Electronic Trading offers a powerful suite of e-commerce products to shape, configure and automate FX prices to customers through a number of distribution channels and FX venues while streamlining risk management. The platform's auto-execution and smart order routing methods enable enhanced price discovery and execution with minimal market impact, which have also been critical in helping clients safely cope with much larger volumes from their remote or virtual work environments.   Lijun Bai, Executive Director ACEO, Head of Wholesale Banking Group and Treasury & Markets Group at CITIC International, said, "In today's FX market, we see a strong demand for electronic pricing, execution efficiency and stability as the partner of our clients. Through the Refinitiv Electronic Trading platform, we will be offering competitive prices in CNH and other major FX currency pairs electronically, which we believe will improve the operational and risk controlling efficiency for both our bank and our customers."   David Day, Head of North Asia at Refinitiv, said, "As a leading trading venue and data company for financial markets, we are proud to strengthen our partnership with China CITIC Bank International, one of ......read more

Online Singaporean Florist, Floristique Boosts Spirits and Immunity with New Line of Affordable Welfare Hampers

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - At the onset of the recession, Singapore-based online florist Floristique continues uplifting morale and raising health awareness with a new product line - welfare hampers.   This move was a colossal one for the online florist who had specialized in floriculture ever since its inception in October 2017.   Floristique's co-founder, Wendy Han's lightbulb moment came when news of mass layoffs, vast business closures, and economic contractions dominated the headlines.   To spread good cheer and wellness during this period of uncertainty, Floristique ventured into uncharted waters of their own by exploring a new business line beyond floriculture that focuses on immunity and good nutrition.   Spreading Love in a World in Crisis   The COVID-19 pandemic caused humungous upheavals in numerous aspects of life.   Many organizations have been hit hard, while tons of other firms have had to shut their doors for good.   During this challenging time, businesses and individuals alike must do their part to keep community morale up.   As an organization themselves, Floristique was determined to spread positivity amidst these uncertain times.   For Floristique, lending a hand to those in distress and doing their part to boost morale went beyond sending thoughtful gifts. The online florist also sought to encourage better health and wellness with their gift baskets.   Nourishing Eats and Thoughtful Gestures   Aside from keeping community morale up, businesses must build healthier business relationships and stand by each other.   The act of gift-giving does just the trick.   Following more announcements about major layoffs in several international corporations worldwide, Floristique unveiled a new hampers series, including fresh fruits, health tonics, light snacks, and other merchandise.   To top it off, the online florist made delivery free of charge for all gift hampers.   Standing Firm in t ......read more

DBLend, the first blockchain DeFi project in DiBi Global ecosystem, has entered the development stage

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - Global digital currency trading platform, DiBi Global exchange, today announced that DBLend (Version 1.0 ) development phase officially launched. DBLend is a digital currency lending platform which centred around the usage of DeFi (Decentralized Financial) smart contract base on blockchain technology as a trusted intermediary in facilitating the growth of global lending marketplace. Maggie, the Co-Founder of DBLend's Chinese Community, said: "As blockchain technology and DeFi (Decentralized Financial) applications become more and more mature, It is likely that DeFi will change the entire financial system in the near future. As early as 2019, DiBi Global has been laying out its own DeFi ecosystem. As the first and most important DeFi application of DiBi Global, DBLend project has been widely concerned as soon as it was lauched, that's because of DBLend's decentralized mining mechanism and users' multiple ways of making profits here, and all of these features are based on smart contracts on the blockchain. In the long run, code is more reliable than humanity. Through the smart contract in blockchain technology, trust and consensus can be well established. In addition, smart contract technology automates the movement of funds and tokens, amplifying the provision of liquidity to digital currency market participants. " According to the whitepaper, Lenders and borrowers in DBLend platform are matched automatically through the smart contract (Ethereum-based protocol), eradicating the need for third parties. It's loaning feature plays it safe for borrowers by allowing only up to 70% of the collateral's worth, rather than the full 100%----minimizing risks. In additon, users have multiple investment options with high-profit on the DBLend platform, such as DBL (DBLend token) mining, providing DBL liquidity for the interest pool, mainstream token lending, mainstream token lending, etc. "I think DeFi will change from servi ......read more

JANNPAUL revolutionises the global diamond market with the Decagon 10 Hearts & Arrows Diamond

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - The newly designed and patented White Series Collection by Singaporean diamond designer, Paul Hung, revolutionises light performance in fancy shaped diamonds. Managing Director of JANNPAUL Singapore, Paul is one of the first diamond designers to have shaken up the industry with the newest 10 Hearts & Arrows cuts featured in the traditional fancy shaped diamonds.   Presently, fancy shaped diamonds are still cut the same way they were in the 1960s. Back then, they were cut for different unique shapes, rather than light performance. However, this changed with the high-performing White Series diamonds, cut to exacting standards for maximum brilliance. With far more superior technology and tools, the White Series collection features fancy shaped diamonds - think cushion, pear, oval, and even a decagon - that redefine diamond cutting. In contrast to a 57-faceted round diamond, the Decagon 10 HA - part of the White Series - boasts 111 facets, engineered for high scintillation and brilliance. Sold exclusively by JANNPAUL, these fancy-shaped diamonds are a gamechanger in the global market.   With a wide range of cuts and variables considered in the performance of a super ideal cut, the quality of these fancy shaped diamonds lie in brilliance, dispersion and scintillation. The White Series diamonds are cut to illuminate from every major and minor facet from the center, synergising from crown to pavilion to deliver edge to edge brilliance. Under the ASET scope, the refractive light of play produces a mosaic of light in motion. The mark of a brilliant diamond is produced upon analysis at 90 degree angles, but with the White Series, the diamonds are engineered to perform at natural, titled angles under the perspective of a naked eye.   The soft launch of the JANNPAUL White Series include fancy shaped diamonds such as the cushion, pear, oval and decagon diamond cuts produced at competitive prices. Against other prem ......read more

Temenos Banking Software available on Alibaba Cloud to Power Banks’ Digital Transformation

Temenos partners with Alibaba Cloud to offer financial institutions scalability, performance, resilience and innovation Temenos cements its leadership in the cloud delivering its software across all major public cloud providers GENEVA, SWITZERLAND and HANGZHOU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, and Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today announced that Temenos Transact, its next generation core banking product is now certified on Alibaba Cloud. Financial institutions will be able to run Temenos' mission-critical core banking applications on Alibaba Cloud and benefit from elastic scalability, cost and operational efficiencies. Banks can now easily adopt Temenos' world-leading banking software on the powerful Alibaba Cloud infrastructure. More than 3,000 financial services institutions around the world leverage Temenos' modern, cloud-native and API-first technology. Banks can now run Temenos' core banking software in Alibaba Cloud and take advantage of the speed to market and agility of the cloud, enabling them to quickly reinvent their business models and their organization as a whole. The growing demand for cloud-based and SaaS models is being accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic as banks require more resilient and agile technology propositions. Cloud has become the established method of software deployment for smaller banks and neobanks that need to launch quickly with minimal IT infrastructure cost. However, incumbent banks increasingly require cloud-native software to future-proof their business, gain greater speed to market as well as reduce IT complexity and costs. Temenos' core banking software will now be available on Alibaba Cloud, and the two companies will jointly help banks go to market faster, open up new business models, and achieve industry leading cost/income ratios. The two companies are already engaged in proof of concepts wit ......read more

Cushman & Wakefield Hong Kong Swept Four Number 1s in Euromoney’s 2020 Real Estate Survey

Winner in "Overall", "Agency-Letting/Sales", "Property Valuation" for second consecutive year Winner of "Research" under "Advisors and Consultants" Category HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - Leading global real estate services firm, Cushman & Wakefield, was named the top commercial real estate advisor and consultant in Hong Kong, winning top spot across all four categories of "Overall", "Agency Letting/Sales", "Property Valuation" and "Research", according to the Euromoney's 16th Annual Real Estate Survey of industry professionals for 2020.   Cushman & Wakefield added to its second consecutive wins in the categories of "Overall", "Agency Letting/Sales", and "Valuation" with a win in the category of "Research" as well.   John Siu, Managing Director, Hong Kong of Cushman & Wakefield, said, "We are honored to be recognized by Euromoney with a clean sweep of all awards in the "Advisors and Consultants" category. This is the best testament to our unparalleled leadership in the real estate industry in Hong Kong. This also signifies our unfaltering focus and commitment in offering strategic advice and differentiated solutions to our clients in support of their business growth."   Globally, Cushman & Wakefield was also named the No. 1 advisor and consultant for "Property Valuation" and "Research" for the third consecutive year, and No. 1 in "Agency Letting/Sales" for second consecutive year. The firm also claimed the No. 1 spot for "Investment Managers".   In Greater China, Cushman & Wakefield was named as the top commercial real estate "Advisor and Consultant" in China for three years. The No. 1 rankings we have received across four categories -- including the Overall category -- reflects our performance excellence, as well as our market leading position as the premium real estate services provider with the most comprehensive range of services across Greater China.     About Euromoney’s 2020 Real Estate SurveyEuro ......read more

First Page Hong Kong Now Offers Amazon SEO and PPC Ads Services

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - First Page's recent expansion into Amazon marketing offers Amazon retailers the opportunity to grow their businesses in new markets. The agency is one of the only in South East Asia that offer Amazon marketing and Ads services. First Page supports Amazon businesses by using SEO to optimize a business's products for Amazon's unique algorithm to boost sales, and adapt Amazon Pay Per Click Advertising to reach more potential customers.   Amazon has faced slow growth in the Asia-Pacific market, and that presents an opportunity for immense growth. Since the Asia-Pacific market is unique from much of North America and Europe, where Amazon is well-established, generic eCommerce strategies may not offer the same success. A purpose-built strategy optimized for Amazon's unique algorithm and a frequently refined Pay Per Click advertising strategy will help Amazon retailers' products be recommended to more potential customers, leading to a direct increase in sales.   Byron Redhead, General Manager of First Page, recognizes the substantial opportunity for online businesses in the Asia-Pacific to grow with Amazon, "First Page is one of the only agencies in South East Asia that offers Amazon SEO and advertising services," says Redhead. "Being based in Hong Kong gives us the local perspective we need to support our clients with their goals of growing locally, and across the world in Amazon-dominated markets." About First PageFirst Page has been rated as the fastest-growing agency in Hong Kong. As certified Google, HubSpot and Facebook partners, they set themselves apart from the competition by delivering guaranteed quality website traffic and what they call recession-proof digital marketing. First Page's core values revolve around the 3C's: Customers, Company, and Competence. They believe that customers deserve a company that not only delivers positive results, but also serves them with integrity, empathy, and flexibili ......read more

DB Schenker bags Infor Customer Excellence Award 2020

Leading global logistics giant recognized for exceptional use of cloud technology, including its newly-launched Singapore Warehouse Red Lion SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, announced at its Inforum 2020 digital customer summit that German logistics giant DB Schenker has taken home the "Best in Services" title, for accelerating cloud transformation across its global warehousing, logistics and supply chain systems in Asia Pacific. Thomas Peter, Chief Information Officer/ Chief Digital Officer, DB Schenker Asia Pacific. Infor's annual awards recognize customers that drive innovation and showcase exceptional business results. A panel of Infor solution and industry experts evaluated each applicant on scope and depth of performance improvement, quantifiable business benefits, customer focus and satisfaction, and technology use and innovation.   DB Schenker supports industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. With Infor's Warehouse Management Software (WMS), the company is creating a modern, next-generation warehouse management system and fully-digital supply chain network. This has already enabled DB Schenker to increase warehouse productivity, enhance end-to-end insight across its supply chain, and deliver on shorter customer lead times.   Driving Future-forward Warehouse Innovation   Schenker leveraged Infor's WMS with the aim to reduce manual processes and increase warehouse agility and productivity. The next-generation smart system, which is already deployed to provide cutting-edge warehousing services to several hundred DB Schenker customers in Asia and ANZ, also powers Schenker's new state-of-the-art Red Lion warehouse in Singapore, that seamlessly synchronizes and bridges the facility's automations and operational workflows. This has already prove ......read more

Chubb Charitable Foundation completes grants to support All Hands and Hearts initiatives in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - The Chubb Charitable Foundation announced today that it has completed two grants to All Hands and Hearts, an organization which addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters around the world. The Foundation's grant will be channelled towards two initiatives in the Asia Pacific, namely the Philippines Typhoon Mangkhut Relief and Australia Bushfire Relief. In the Philippines, the Foundation's grant of US$10,000 focuses on two primary schools which accommodate more than 500 students aged 6-12 years old. The schools are located in the Philippines' northern Cagayan province, which sustained destructive impacts of Typhoon Mangkhut in 2018. For Australia, the Foundation's US$10,000 grant will be used for environmental protection and livelihood support in communities recovering from the combined impacts of the 2019 bushfires and COVID-19. "We are impressed by All Hands and Hearts' action-oriented philosophy to natural disasters, which comprises response, recovery, resilience and renewal. Through their active engagement with the community and volunteers, they get straight to what the community needs most post-disaster while laying the foundation for it to emerge stronger in the future. All Hands and Hearts' efforts in the Philippines and Australia align well with the Chubb Charitable Foundation's focus on education as well as the environment and will go a long way towards making a real difference in the respective communities." said Paul McNamee, Regional President for Chubb in Asia Pacific. "All Hands and Hearts seeks to address the greatest needs in communities devastated by natural disasters. With the generous support of the Chubb Charitable Foundation, children in the Philippines have the chance to receive a safe education in schools resilient to future disasters, as well as access to clean drinking water, sufficient toilets and handwashing stations, and outdoor play area ......read more

21 Asia-Pacific Companies Recognized in Refinitiv's 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Index

Refinitiv's Diversity & Inclusion Index measures relative performance against multiple factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces. 21 companies across eight countries in Asia-Pacific (APAC) are included in the 2020 D&I Index Top 100 List. Australia continues to lead the region with nine firms ranked among the top 100, followed by Japan and Malaysia with three companies each. These companies come from a wide range of industries, including Computers, Phones & Household Electronics, Food & Drug Retailing, Telecommunications and Natural Gas Utilities, among others. SINGAPORE/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - Refinitiv today announced the 2020 Top 100 most diverse and inclusive organizations globally as ranked by the Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Index. The index ratings are informed by Refinitiv's Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data, designed to transparently and objectively measure the relative performance of close to 10,000 companies representing 80%+ of global market cap across 450+ ESG data points, and provide clients with critical and differentiated insight.      Industries leading this year's D&I Index Top 100 are banking, investment services & insurance firms with a total of 18, followed by pharmaceuticals with 9 and telecommunications services, specialty retailers and personal & household products & services with 7 respectively.  United States leads the Top 100 list with 20 firms followed by the United Kingdom with 13, Australia with 9 and Canada and France with 7.   Key findings of the Refinitiv Diversity and Inclusion report for 2020 include:   Globally the cultural diversity of board members has increased from five years ago but has stalled at around 30%. EMEA leads the way with the most culturally and gender diverse boards. The average board in APAC is made up of 12% female members, which represents a 53% increase over the last 5 years, but it is still behind ......read more

CUHK Business School Research Looks at How Companies Can Tailor Product Variety to Maximise Influencer Marketing

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 17 September 2020 - We live in the age of the social influencer. Nowadays, with the development of the internet and the growth of social media, it is increasingly easy for consumers to post a comment or a picture of a product and to notice whether somebody else uses or praises a product or a brand, making word of mouth and opinion leader recommendations more important than ever.   Online, a recommendation may come in a form of a selfie on Instagram, a short Tweet, a "like" on Facebook, or the fact that an opinion leader uses certain products. An entire cottage industry has seemingly risen overnight where internet celebrities -- people who acquired or developed their fame online -- make their entire livings from corporate endorsement, using their relative notability to peddle products or experiences to their followers.   However, using social influencers to market a company's products or services can be tricky. Consumers nowadays are savvy enough when they encounter a product endorsement to consider not only that it is likely sponsored, but also whether the recommendation is purely based on high product quality. It is highly likely they would also think about whether it was because the social influencer selected a specific product (from a variety of offerings) that suited their particular taste, says Chenxi Liao, Assistant Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School's Department of Marketing.   Under such a scenario, is there an ideal number of varieties of a product a company could offer to maximise profits? This is what drove a group of researchers to look at the impact of product variety when consumers rely on the product evaluations of opinion leaders or experts to make purchase decisions. Entitled Opinion Leaders and Product Variety, the study was conducted by Prof. Liao in collaboration with Prof. Dmitri Kuksov of the University of Texas at Dallas.   "Absent costs of variety, to increase pr ......read more

Vingroup to Announce a Pioneering Solution to Optimize Cameras Under Display

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Last weekend, in the framework of the online event "Artificial Intelligence Day 2020 - Far-reaching to Take on the Challenge", VinAI Research Institute (a member of Vingroup) announced two AI technologies including VCam Kristal (AI photography technology for cameras under display) and VSound Alto (noise filtering technology). Pioneering AI technologies enable the realisation of ultimate infinity display experience, and make VinSmart one of the first companies in the world to own a smartphone with a camera under display. VCam Kristal is a pioneering AI photography technology successfully developed by VinAI Research, allowing high-quality photography with cameras under display (CUD). By incorporating AI algorithms and models in computer vision, computational photography, and special neural network architecture, VCam Kristal overcomes optical barriers of cameras under display. The technology eliminates image blur, lack of colour, chroma noise and flare, colour fidelity, etc., to create sharp selfies with 4K resolution. VCam Kristal is the result of cooperation between VinAI and VinSmart Research and Manufacturer Joint Stock Company. This consequently makes VinSmart one of the first companies in the world to own a smartphone using a camera under display. VCam Kristal marks an important breakthrough in AI camera technology on cell phones, opening up opportunities to commercialise high-quality cell phones with cameras under display while realising an infinity display experience. VSound Alto is a noise filtering technology based on deep learning in speech and sound processing. Working similarly to human ears, VSound Alto can accurately capture and maintain voice quality while eliminating noise with outstanding efficiency. Compared to traditional noise filtering methods, this technology can filter out both common noise sounds and sudden noise sounds (such as sirens, the sounds while children are playing or fro ......read more

Social Enterprise Summit 2020 theme "new normal · collective power"

Free public registration to e-meet 70+ social innovators HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - The 13th Social Enterprise Summit ("SES 2020") will be held from 19 to 21 November with the theme "new normal · collective power". The flagship annual International Symposium to inspire and empower social innovation, will welcome 70+ top international and local speakers over the 3 days filled with 20 sessions.  This is a special time when registration is free for the online exchange, opening up to a wider audience's participation to co-create our new normal.   Annual Flagship Social Innovation Event - Registration starts today. The Launch ceremony of SES 2020 kicked off with an unusual dialogue between Serial Social Entrepreneur Prof Erwin HUANG and the 12-year-old founder of KidShare Miss Chloe WONG about how, with very different background, experiences and life stages, they both took on roles to create movements of collective power for social impact.  Officiating at the ceremony were Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the Social Enterprise Summit Organizing Committee and Mr Jack CHAN, Under Secretary for Home Affairs against the backdrop of a transforming butterfly around this year's theme of "new normal · collective power".   Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair, Organizing Committee of the Social Enterprise Summit, remarked "When the world is going through a turbulent time like 2020, collective power is called for, from all members of our society; to gather forces from the civil society, businesses, policy makers and academia through dialogues and actions to co-create a new normal ahead."   "new normal · collective power" towards New Phase of Innovation SES 2020 is bringing together over 70 leaders and social innovators from USA, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Mainland China and Hong Kong over the 3-day event.   Mr Jeremy HEIMANS (US), Co-Author of New Power and Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose, and Mr Henr ......read more

Trend Micro Achieves AWS Outposts Ready Designation to Deliver Seamless Hybrid Cloud Security

Data protection for financial services and governments with data residency requirements HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader in cloud security, today announced that its hybrid cloud security offerings have received the AWS Outposts Ready designation, part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Ready Program. This designation recognizes that Trend Micro has demonstrated successful integration with AWS Outposts deployments. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility. Teams using Trend Micro for their hybrid cloud security benefit from a truly consistent hybrid experience that combines the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation of AWS with seamless security protection across an enterprise infrastructure. Achieving the AWS Outposts Ready designation differentiates Trend Micro as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member with products fully tested on AWS Outposts. "We know the importance of helping customers and organizations more easily identify potential security risks in order to take action," said Joshua Burgin, General Manager, AWS Outposts, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "With Trend Micro's products available to customers on AWS Outposts, we are able to provide a comprehensive view of (a customer's) security posture on their infrastructure, on AWS Outposts, and in AWS Regions both on premises and in the cloud for a truly consistent hybrid experience." AWS Outposts allow organizations that must keep their data on-premise to do so with the benefits of AWS infrastructure and services. The availability of Trend Micro protection for AWS Outposts allows verticals such as government and financial services to further their digital transformation securely, while maintaining any data residency requirements. According to a recent report from IDC, "T ......read more

Revolutionary Copperline Face Mask Scientifically Proven to Deactivate COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2)

Asia’s Largest and Leading Microbiology Research Institute Confirms Copperline’s Unrivalled Efficacy and Protection HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Copperline Mask is the first and only face mask with the proven ability to render the COVID-19 virus inactivate and terminate the replication of its RNA, according to the latest test results published early this month.   The tests were conducted by the BSL3 laboratory from July 7th to Aug 19th, 2020 at Jeonbuk National University, South Korea, the largest microbiology research institute in Asia. This accredited laboratory tested the neutralization capacity and reusability of masks infused with copper against regular masks without copper when exposed to the COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV2).   In an immunofluorescence assay, the fluorescence signal was almost undetected in cells treated with Copperline Mask's 22%-copper-infused material for 30 minutes, in contrast with an intense green fluorescence signal in the group treated with 0% copper. This finding was reinforced by a quantitative real-time PCR test, which observed a pronounced decline in the relative expression of the SARS-CoV2.   In terms of reusability, the mask was found to retain its virus-deactivation capacity even after 30 washes.   Dr. John Hwa LEE, DVM, PhD, a professor and Dean at the Jeonbuk National University who led the studies, said, "The tests conclude that copper can quickly and effectively render SARS-CoV2 inactivate, inhibit the replication of its RNA and reduce the infectivity of the virus. This is due to copper's oxidation behavior and DNA affinity. Copper can bind with and disorder helical structures, and breach the integrity of the virus plasma membrane, thus killing the virus. In short, copper is essential and powerful tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19." "Additionally, Copperline Mask's material which is 3D textured with 22% copper further enhances virucidal activity against SARS-Cov2. The ......read more

Infor Customer Excellence Award for Deployment of Infor HMS in the Cloud Awarded to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Infor's digital hotel management solutions have helped the hotel chain enhance their hospitality services benefitting both colleagues and guests BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced at Inforum that Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) has won the 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Award (APAC) for their implementation of Infor's digitalized cloud solution, namely Infor Hospitality Management Solution (HMS).   Eric Wong, Vice President, Hospitality, Infor Asia Pacific MOHG is an operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences located in prime destinations around the world. Since 2018, the  decision to leverage Infor HMS has helped them achieve a best in class global platform for colleagues and a base for digital integration into other key systems, optimizing the guest experience.   Born in the cloud, the multi-tenancy HMS property management software gives employees access to actionable information about guests and prospects, allowing them to quickly assess each booking and offer guests a rich experience.   A World of Accomplishments in Just Two Years   Technology plays a critical role in the hospitality management business and hoteliers require the latest digital tools to reduce administrative burdens and focus on delivering core business value and guest satisfaction.   Infor HMS has improved MOHG's ability to capture a detailed understanding of guests and appropriately use that information to enhance experiences and personalize offers, while increasing efficiency and streamlining colleague-guest interaction to establish solid long-term relationships. HMS empowered MOHG to effectively and efficiently support company growth, including the ability to enter into new geographies with the flexibility to support unique property operations, localized business requirements, data privacy laws and more, all while reduicng corporate effort.   Inf ......read more

India's Larsen & Toubro Defence wins Infor Customer Excellence Awards 2020

Recognized for transformation of business operations using digital technologies MUMBAI, INDIA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that the defence arm of Larsen & Toubro (L&T Defence) -- India's premier Defence Equipment and Systems company,  has been awarded the 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Award in the Manufacturing Industry Category for the APAC region. The award recognizes L&T Defence for driving innovation through digital technologies and showcasing achievement of exceptional business results. A panel of Infor solution and industry experts selected L&T Defence for its technology implementation and innovation, performance improvement and quantifiable business benefits. Award winners and finalists from around the world were recognized at the first-ever digital Inforum, Sept 15-16.   L&T Defence' business vetical - dedicated to Precision Manufacturing and Systems Integration - embarked on next wave of digitalisation journey to enable a connected ecosystem for measurement of Overall Operational Efficiency (OOE). Infor LN, combined with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), helped L&T Defence digitally connect the facilities across the workshops with an aim to achieve operational efficiency, conformance to stringent quality standards, cost optimization and gain real-time insights for facilitating informed business decisions.   Commenting on this achievement, a spokesperson at L&T Defence said, "The advent of Industry 4.0 technologies provides the defence sector an opportunity to digitally transform business operations and strategically unlock new opportunities for gaining a competitive edge. Combining I4.0 technologies with Infor solutions is playing a key role in our digital evolution to deliver greater business value across engineering, planning, manufacturing and quality processes extending to the lifecycle of our product offerings." " ......read more

GBG and AmBank Win Cyber Risk Solution of the Year at Asia Risk Awards 2020

Global tech firm and Malaysia's 6th largest banking group win with end-to-end enterprise Fraud and Cyber Risk Management Solutions SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - GBG (AIM:GBG), the global technology specialist in fraud and compliance management, identity verification and location data intelligence, and AmBank, the 6th largest banking group in Malaysia, have today been announced as the winners of the Cyber Risk Solution of the Year category at the Asia Risk Awards 2020, the longest-running and most prestigious awards for firms and individuals involved in Asia's derivatives markets and risk management.   As consumer behaviour continues to shift away from in-person banking and toward digital banking, the volume of cyber threats and risks to individuals and businesses is heightened. GBG's risk management solution is recognised for helping financial institutions prevent and centrally manage their online fraud and cyber threat landscapes, while also adhering to the latest regulatory compliance requirements. Particularly in Malaysia, where the Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) policy was passed by Malaysia's central bank, Bank Negara, on 1 January, 2020, mandating new governing standards and guidelines for technology risk management and cyber risk management for financial institutions; GBG has helped banks effectively meet these new requirements with end-to-end fraud and cyber risk management solutions.   June Lee, APAC Managing Director of GBG said: "We are humbled to receive this industry recognition from the Asia Risk Awards 2020, reinforcing the value of our proactive and preventative fraud and cyber risk solutions. Our research shows that more than half of financial institutions in APAC see the prevention of new types of cyber attacks as the second largest challenge in fraud prevention. As the threats of cybercrime continue to be exacerbated by the pandemic, GBG strives to continuously innovate and expand our fraud prevention capabilitie ......read more

Bega Cheese's Zack Chisholm named ‘APAC CIO of the Year’ at 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Award

The win recognises Bega’s exceptional use of cloud technology in APAC SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 16 September 2020 - Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry, today announced Bega Cheese Limited chief information officer Zack Chisholm as the recipient of its first CIO of the Year award in Asia-Pacific as part of its 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Awards. These annual awards recognise customers that drive innovation and showcase exceptional business results. Zack Chisholm, Chief Information Officer, Bega Cheese Limited   A panel of Infor solution and industry experts evaluated each applicant on scope and depth of performance improvement, quantifiable business benefits, customer focus and satisfaction, and technology use and innovation. Award winners and finalists were recognised at the first-ever digital Inforum APAC, Sept 16.   The publicly listed Bega Cheese Limited is a leading dairy and food producer of cheese, infant formula, nutritional powders, and home to one of the most iconic brands in Australia - Vegemite.   Bega has a vision to become The Great Australian Food Company and knows that technology plays a critical role in keeping them agile as the business grows. Led by Zack Chisholm, the company has been working to transform the technology landscape to support the business growth and to lay the foundations to better compete on a global stage. To do this, Bega knew it needed to be able to implement change quickly and stay on the most current versions of their systems. For this reason, Bega has implemented Infor's Testing as a Service (TaaS) cloud solution allowing it to achieve the benefits from the latest technology while minimising risk. Bega recognised that to release changes quickly it required a robust and effective way to test across the system, especially integrations and extensions. After implementing Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage, the company has been able to further optimise a range of ......read more

Taiwan's 2020 Tang Prize Laureate Wang Gungwu to Talk about the Many Faces of Sinology

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - Given the span and complexity of Chinese history, it is not surprising only a handful of people can have a comprehensive knowledge of it. The Tang Prize Foundation and National Chengchi University will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Sinology, scheduled to take place from 2p.m. to 4p.m. (GMT+8), Taiwan time, on September 22, at the University's Art & Culture Centre. Prof. Wang Gungwu, 2020 Tang Prize winner in Sinology and world authority on the study of the Chinese overseas, will speak on the topic, "The High Road to Pluralist Sinology."   Also featured in this forum are Prof. Huang Chin-shing, vice president and academician of Academia Sinica, Prof. Chen Kuo-tung, research fellow of Academia Sinica's Institute of History and Philology, and Prof. Yang Jui-sung, professor and vice dean of National Chengchi University's College of Liberal Arts. The Tang Prize in Sinology recognizes the study of Sinology in its broadest sense, which encompasses not only Chinese philology, linguistics, literature and art but also Chinese thought and history. Erudite and perceptive, Prof. Wang spent nearly four decades steeped in the research on the history of the Chinese overseas, Sino-foreign relations, Southeast Asia, trade, as well as maritime history. His works broke new ground in Chinese studies. Looking at China from the periphery, he is able to provide unique insights about China's changing place in the world and come up with innovative interpretations of Sinology's important role in the modern society. It is for all these achievements that he was awarded the 2020 Tang Prize in Sinology. In this forum, he will open a discussion on the traditions of Sinology that also delves into the meaning behind China studies in the new world order. He will begin by tracing its evolution and contemporary developments before examining the newest trends and exploring the continuity of such studies for the future. Prof. ......read more

Buono Thailand Launches Buono Snow Skin Mooncake with 100% Thai Monthong Durian in Collaboration with Taiwanese Illustrator Jun-Jun for Mid-Autumn Festival

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - For this year's Mid-Autumn Festival, Buono Thailand, presents their best-selling Durian Mooncake, "Buono Snow Skin Mooncake" in brand-new elegant packaging inspired by the rabbit and the moon in collaboration with Taiwanese illustrator Jun-Jun for guests to celebrate the Moon Festival. The Buono Snow Skin Mooncake is a premium mooncake made with 100% luxury, Thai Monthong durian, also known as "Golden Pillow". Unlike other mooncakes on the market, which mix a number of ingredients to make the fillings, Buono Snow Skin Mooncakes are made from pure, fresh durian wrapped in a soft, smooth snow skin and is the ultimate indulgence for mooncake lovers. Buono, established since 2001, is a manufacturer and exporter of plant-based frozen desserts based in Thailand, which has been selling their best-selling Durian Mooncake in Hong Kong for a number of years. Products are created with customers in mind, crafted with the highest quality ingredients, and only when it passes stringent quality control measures, are they then made available for purchase. There is a strong emphasis on quality, safety and traceability when it comes to Buono's products, and true to the company's motto of enhancing happy and healthy living, the durian Snow Skin Mooncake is dairy free, gluten free and vegan. They are free from artificial flavors or preservatives, making it the ultimate guilt-free indulgence for mooncake lovers. Inside its elegant gift box and gift bag designed by Taiwanese illustrator Jun-Jun, are 6 pieces of luxury mooncake, each individually wrapped with a cooling gel inside, making it the ultimate gift for loved ones for this year's moon festival. The Buono Snow Skin Mooncake will be available for the retail price of HKD228 at Fusion, Su-Pa-De-Pa, Food Le Parc, Taste, Great Food Hall, Gourmet and ParknShop, the latter both online and offline. About BuonoEstablished in 2001, Buono (Thailand) Public Company Limited is T ......read more

Asia’s First Private Driving Club "THE MAGARIGAWA CLUB" Scheduled to Open Late 2022 in Tokyo Area

Featuring a world-class driving track tucked away in the mountains of Chiba HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - Cornes & Company Ltd. started construction on THE MAGARIGAWA CLUB this past spring in Minamiboso, which is in Chiba Prefecture. In creating the club, which is scheduled to open late 2022, Cornes envisions a truly unique driving club, road course, and destination that will offer experiences unattainable at other racing circuits. Located 60 minutes from the Tokyo metro area, Tokyo International Airport, and Narita International Airport, the exclusive driving club allows members to enjoy an unparalleled driving experience and spectacular views of Mt. Fuji and Tokyo Bay. In addition to its distinctive 3.5-kilometer driving course, The Magarigawa Club features a stylish restaurant, bar and lounge, fitness center, hot spring baths, spa facilities, a family lounge for members with small children, and many other facilities and amenities. Complete with an outdoor play area, dog run, and hiking trails, the club offers recreational options for everyone--not just car enthusiasts. The first round of applications for membership are sold out. Asia's first private driving club "THE MAGARIGAWA CLUB" scheduled to open late 2022 in Tokyo Area, Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture Concept There are more than a few racing circuits in the world today, and some of them are legendary. There are corners that any motorsports enthusiast is familiar with and tracks that are known for the drivers who conquered their competition there. These spots and places gain iconic status, becoming destinations for those passionate about motor racing. Aiming to put THE MAGARIGAWA CLUB on the map, too, Cornes wants to turn it into an iconic destination by creating an exceptional, world-class driving club. The idea behind the project is to build a truly unique driving club, road course, and destination that will offer experiences unattainable at other racing circuits.   ......read more

REBEL Fighting Championship Makes Significant Progress with New Hire and Distribution Deal

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - COVID-19 is still on everyone's lips, but the show must go on. With digital services becoming more and more accessible, and affordable, even in developing countries, the sports business has demonstrate it can still thrive despite the lack of personal engagement with live attendance. With the above in mind, Singapore-based REBEL Fighting Championship (REBEL FC) reaches a step closer to its planned Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) reality show in China by welcoming yet another top executive to its already formidable sponsorship team. Wicky Wang, previously of City Football Group (CFG), joins REBEL FC as senior sponsorship manager to boost its prospects of getting partners onboard for the reality show. CFG is best known for its ownership of the successful English football team, Manchester City FC. On the global front, REBEL FC has signed a distribution deal with Popular UK-based Video-on-Demand service, Channel Fight, a popular UK-based Video-on-Demand service showcasing mostly combat sports shows, martial-arts oriented instruction and fight action documentaries. Channel Fight has the potential to reach of 300 million homes worldwide via its distribution partners and REBEL FC's deal will enable the promotion to access this wide reach. For more detailed information on Wang and Channel Fight, please read the following sections over the next few pages. Senior Sponsorship Manager, Wicky Wang (left) and Channel Fight   REBEL Fighting Championship adds more Firepower to its ranks Wicky Wang joins his colleagues with presitigious backgrounds at REBEL FC -- Vivian Xia, REBEL FC's sponsorship director, formerly of The Nielsen Company and Ophelia Yao, REBEL FC's sponsorship manager, formerly of IMG  Wang joins from the UAE-owned and London-based City Football Group and assumes the role of senior sponsorship manager at REBEL FC Hot on the heels after the recruitment of sponsorship director, Vivian Xia, previously of T ......read more

Merck Expands BioReliance® Viral Clearance Offering in Singapore, Saving Customers Time

Allows customers to continue developing lifesaving medicines amid Covid-19 pandemic Customers can view the lab studies "live" with Merck scientists SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced an expansion of its Singapore biosafety testing laboratory services. These services allow customers to conduct viral clearance studies that ensure the safety and quality of their biological drugs during the clinical development process.   Merck scientists conduct viral clearance studies in the BioReliance® Lab in Singapore (Photograph by Merck KGaA) "With Covid-19 travel restricted between many APAC countries, this expansion allows our customers to continue developing lifesaving medicines without having to travel to our BioReliance® laboratory in Singapore," said Mr. Chris Ross, interim sector head of the Life Science business of Merck. Viral capacity at Merck's Singapore lab has increased by 50 per cent to meet demand from biopharmaceutical and cell and gene therapy developers and manufacturers in Asia Pacific. Merck's BioReliance® technical team performs viral capacity studies that adhere to the customer's protocol using technology and process enhancements that allow the customer to have a similar experience remotely via secure, "live" feed video. Customers do not need to travel away from their home labs and can watch experiments and receive real-time updates as their process runs. The complete viral clearance services offered by Merck scientists include inactivation, filtration and chromatography, all conducted in a Good Laboratory Practice environment. All services are supported by project managers fluent in Chinese, Japanese and Korean and help ensure the safe release of leading medicines to patients around the world. "We are delighted that Merck has decided to expand its BioReliance® lab in Singapore to include viral clearance capabilities ......read more

Trend Micro Study Finds 39% of Employees Access Corporate Data on Personal Devices

Corporate data policies may need to be refreshed as workforce remains remote  HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader in cloud security, today released survey results that show smart home devices and their apps represent a major weak link in the corporate cybersecurity chain as the lines between work and home life increasingly blur.   Trend Micro's Head in the Clouds study surveyed more than 13,000 remote workers across 27 countries to find out more about the habits of distributed workforces during the pandemic. It revealed that 39% of workers use personal devices to access corporate data, often via services and applications hosted in the cloud. These personal smartphones, tablets and laptops may be less secure than corporate equivalents and exposed to vulnerable IoT apps and gadgets on the home network. Over one third (36%) of remote workers surveyed do not have basic password protection on all personal devices, for example.   Dr Linda K. Kaye, a cyberpsychology expert said: "The fact that so many remote workers use personal devices for accessing corporate data and services suggests that there may be a lack of awareness about the security risks associated with this. Tailored cybersecurity training which recognises the diversity of different users and their levels of awareness and attitudes around risks would be beneficial to help mitigate any security threats which may derive from these issues."   More than half (52%) of global remote workers have IoT devices connected to their home network, 10% using lesser-known brands, the study revealed. Many such devices -- especially from smaller brands -- have well-documented weaknesses such as unpatched firmware vulnerabilities and insecure logins. These could theoretically allow attackers to gain a foothold in the home network, then use unprotected personal devices as a stepping-stone into the corporate networks they're connected to. ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding connects three continents with dedicated flight

The China-Netherlands-U.S.-South Korea airfreight charter is developed with the demands of the life science and healthcare sector in mind The Covid-19 pandemic saw shippers leverage DHL Global Forwarding's cold chain capabilities in life science and healthcare to transport test kits and pharmaceutical products SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 15 September 2020 - DHL Global Forwarding, the freight forwarding specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has launched an air freight charter connecting Asia Pacific to Europe and the U.S. to meet demand from customers in the technology, manufacturing and life science and healthcare sectors. Managed by StarBroker, DHL Global Forwarding's in-house charter team, the twice-weekly charter originates from Chongqing, China and flies to Amsterdam, Netherlands; Chicago, United States; Incheon, South Korea before returning to China.   Thomas Mack, Head of Global Air Freight DHL Global Forwarding said, "While some passenger airlines have resumed operations, the situation in the air freight market remains volatile -- especially as belly capacity is still tight As the leader in the air freight market, DHL Global Forwarding's top priority is to provide our customers with sufficient and reliable air freight capacity. Not only are the resilient, agile and reliable supply chains of highest importance for an economic recovery, but also in preparation for the availability of vaccines and other essential medical supplies during the pandemic."   South Korea has seen its export of healthcare products rise year-on-year by 26.7% in the first half of 2020, with pharmaceutical goods in particular increasing by 52.5%. China has exported 28.5% more medical devices in the first five months of the year as compared to a year ago. In 2019, China, the Netherlands and the United States were among the top ten importers and exporters of medical goods.   "Over the years, DHL has built up its expertise from globally certified facilities and staff to tec ......read more

Taiwan's 2020 Tang Prize Biopharmaceutical Science Laureates to Decipher the Code of Body’s Inflammatory Responses

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 14 September 2020 - As COVID-19's global rampage continues, countries around the world are in a race to develop not only effective vaccines but also promising therapies. The 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science is jointly awarded to Dr. Charles Dinarello, university professor of the University of Colorado, Dr. Marc Feldmann, professor emeritus at the University of Oxford, and Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto, former president of Osaka University, for their groundbreaking discoveries about three cytokines critically involved in the pathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases--interleukin-1(IL-1), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and interleukin-6 (IL-6). They made great contributions to our understanding of these diseases and facilitated the development of cytokine-targeting biologics that help alleviate the pain of patients suffering from debilitating diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriasis. The Tang Prize Foundation, in collaboration with Experimental Biology of the US and Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University, will stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Biopharmaceutical Science at 9a.m., Taiwan time (GMT+8), on September 22, and livestream it on the Foundation's website (https://www.tang-prize.org/en/week.php?cat=94 ), with both Mandarin and English settings available.      Titled "Targeting the Hyperactive Immune System, from Autoimmune Disease to Cytokine Storms," this forum will be co-hosted by Prof. Yun Yen, president emeritus of Taipei Medical University, and Prof. Shaw-Jeng Sean Tsai, chair professor in the Department of Physiology at National Cheng Kung University. In addition to the lectures delivered by three 2020 awardees, 2014 Tang Prize and 2018 Nobel Prize winners Dr. James P. Allison and Prof. Tasuku Honjo will also take part. Taking advantage of videoconferencing technology, we will offer a platform for audiences in Taiwan and around the globe to engage and interact with ......read more

Chinachem Group Shopping Arcades Adopt Additional Tenant Support Measures

NINA MALL Collaborates with Deliveroo and foodpanda to Launch Series of Special Privileges HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 14 September, 2020 - While the local economy, especially the F&B and retail sectors, have been seriously battered by the persistent COVID-19 pandemic, Chinachem Group has been carrying out a host of support initiatives for their retail tenants to show the Group's care for the community and its commitment to corporate social responsibility. Besides offering rental relief for their mall tenants across different sectors on a case-by-case basis, the Group has also launched a series of dining promotion privileges and complimentary delivery services in order to help its tenants ride out the current challenges.     Photo 1 & 2): Chinachem Group made a swift decision during the peak period of the epidemic to deploy its resources to provide free delivery services for NINA MALL's F&B tenants.   Additionally, to cope with the surge in demand for food takeaway and delivery, NINA MALL 1 & 2, the flagship shopping properties of Chinachem Group in Tsuen Wan, is offering extra services for its shop tenants and customers. Partnering for the first time with Deliveroo and foodpanda, two of the largest food delivery service providers, NINA MALL will support its restaurant tenants by waiving onboarding fees and subsidising relevant service charges during the promotion period, while customers can enjoy delicious food comfortably at home.   A host of extra benefits are also on offer for NINA CLUB members during the promotion period (details below).    Get $50 coupon codes with member bonus points "Want to enjoy wonderful delicacies in the comfort of your home?" Starting from 16 September, 2020,  just click on Deliveroo or foodpanda's delivery platforms and place orders at 17  listed restaurants (refer to list 1) of NINA MALL. NINA CLUB members can instantly redeem Deliveroo or foodpanda coupon codes from 16 September to 15 November, 2020 with ......read more

Malaysian celebrities battle on the Forex market in OctaFX Youtube Series

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 14 September 2020 - Catch Malaysia's most prominent personalities in a new YouTube series, called "Trading with the stars". These celebs are famous in their respective industry, and each possesses many talents. However, their wit and skills will be put to the test by trading on the Forex market.   The series is powered by OctaFX, an online broker providing Forex trading services since 2011. All episodes will be available on their YouTube channel.   Watch as Harris Annuar, Yasmin Hani, fashion influencer Andre Amir; content creator Rhys William; celebrity fitness trainer, Kevin Zahri learn the ins and outs, led by Master Trader Gero. Many are wondering which celebrity will gain the most.   There are six episodes in total, covering the basics of Forex trading and more advanced strategies, such as risk management. With so many chances to earn, the question is whether or not Gero can turn them into formidable traders.   It's not all fun but there are real stakes on the line! All of the generated profit and success by the traders will be put forth to benefit a selected local charity, OctaFX decided to donate all profits to the selected organization.   Here are a couple of snippets from the first episode released, "I want to learn about Forex as I've been interested in it for a while now. And I have heard stories of people making money, and some about losses too. But to me, the urge to make money is definitely there. So I will not pass up the opportunity to learn about Forex." said Andre Amir.   "My dream is that at the end of this program, I will have the experience and know-how to safely and carefully when I'm trading and at the end of the day not risk it all. And simplify to better control my trades." said Yasmin Hani.   Stay tuned for more information regarding the triumphs of these celebs. Remember to cheer them on since all proceeds will benefit the National Cancer Society Malaysia.   OctaFX YouTube chann ......read more

Aon and Doerscircle Partner to Provide Insurance Solutions to Entrepreneurs and Independent Workers

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 14 September 2020 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announced its collaboration with Doerscircle, an all-in-one platform to source and market insurance solutions  to entrepreneurs and independent workers. Aon and Doerscircle aim to re-design and provide new insurance solutions for the large, and often underserved, workforce of entrepreneurs, startuppers and freelancers initially in Asia.   Shift in the future of work   Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for two-thirds of all employment and contribute close to $200 billion to the Singaporean economy, and start-ups and home-grown entrepreneurs continue to drive innovation and growth. Through the strategic collaboration, Aon and Doerscircle will develop and source commercial, risk, and health insurance solutions that address the needs of smaller enterprises and independent workers, enabling them to focus on growing their business instead of spending their time and energy on understanding and managing insurance issues.   Historically, processes involving insurance have been manual, expensive and, in some cases, unavailable for individual contributors. Aon's collaboration with Doerscircle will allow entrepreneurs, startuppers and freelancers to manage their risks in a convenient and seamless way. Members of Doerscircle will have access to tailored insurance solutions through a streamlined online process on the Doerscircle platform. Over time, Doerscircle aims to extend these offerings to include more products and countries leveraging Aon's broad network, risk management expertise, and global capabilities.   Addressing the needs of independent workers   Despite the World Bank's recent findings that almost 50% of the global workforce is self-employed, access and affordability continue to be a challenge as traditional insurance plans are not usually designed to fit the ne ......read more

Evolution Wellness Launches Global Licensing Programme For FIRE Fitness, Asia’s Hottest Boutique Gym Brand

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 14 September 2020 - Evolution Wellness, Asia's leading health club operator whose portfolio of brands also includes Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First, today announced the launch of a competitive licensing programme for its premium boutique gym brand, FIRE Fitness. Established in Malaysia in 2015 by several fitness industry veterans -- husband and wife duo Dave Nuku and Tracy Minnoch-Nuku, and Rich Hutson -- FIRE Fitness enjoys a leadership position in the premium boutique segment in Malaysia, delivering some of the most popular boutique fitness class experiences1 in the market today. There are currently four FIRE Fitness clubs -- or Firestations -- in Malaysia, delivering virtual and physical proprietary classes such as BARRE, FORCE, RIDE, STRIDE, and STRIKE. "FIRE Fitness's Signature programmes are designed to deliver engaging and uplifting results-driven fitness experiences in an intimate boutique environment. From the consistently full classes and bookings on the waitlist in the early days of the brand until this very day, it's clear that we have a winning formula -- from innovative programme design and studio concepts, to the inspiring FIRE trainers and the tight-knit community of fans we have managed to grow over the years," said FIRE Fitness co-founder Dave Nuku. FIRE Fitness's Signature programmes are time-efficient and geared towards delivering results while transcending various exercise modalities; 80% of Signature classes comprise fusion classes which not only challenge the body in new ways, but also keeps fans motivated with variety. For example, STRIDE combines treadmill running, weight training, and body weight movement, while in a STRIKE programme, treadmill work is replaced by boxing moves. RIDE Yoga, on the other hand, combines thirty minutes of high intensity sprints, followed by a power yoga segment which presents participants with the thrill of HIIT cycling and the calmness of yoga. "This year, w ......read more

COVID-19 Prompts Tang Prize Laureates to Examine New Challenges Facing Sustainable Development

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - To explore issues complicated by the coronavirus, including sustainable development, climate change and environmental protection, the Tang Prize Foundation and National Tsing Hua University will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Sustainable Development, taking place at 4p.m. (GMT+8) Taiwan time, on September 21. Livestreamed on the Foundation's website (https://www.tang-prize.org/en/week.php?cat=94) with Chinese and English settings available, this forum features several Tang Prize laureates who, though unable to travel to Taiwan due to the pandemic, will deliver their speeches, take part in roundtable discussions and answer the audience's questions via videoconferencing. This special organization is not only to reflect how the pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we used to live but also to show the Foundation's determination to provide a platform for people around the world to have serious conversations on topics closely related to sustainable development and thus to become more alert to possible dangers caused by mankind's disregard of ecological balance.     Economic development, environmental conservation, and social justice are the three pillars of sustainable development, at the core of which is ecological conservation, the main theme of this forum. In addition to the moderator, President of Taiwan's Academia Sinica Dr. James Liao, and the keynote speaker, 2020 Tang Prize winner in Sustainable Development Dr. Jane Goodall, three previous Tang Prize laureates will also contribute their professional opinions. They are Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former director-general of the WHO, Dr. James Hansen, director of the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions in the Earth Institute at Colombia University, and Prof. Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Edward A. Frieman Endowed Presidential Chair in Climate Sustainability in UC San Diego. Moreover, Prof. Huey-Jen Jenny Su, president of National C ......read more

Dear Crypto, I’m all in. Love, Poker. Crossover Poker Players Are Winning Big in Crypto Trading

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - Poker players who cross over to cryptocurrency trading are seeing astounding success out of the gate -- for example, a trading team comprised of poker players and captained by poker star Mike McDonald placed in the top three in the recently concluded World Series of Trading (WSOT). A total overlay prize pool of $1.27 million in cryptocurrency was paid out to the winners of the inaugural edition of the global crypto trading competition powered by Bybit, in which 135 teams and 12,368 participants joined from around the world. Poker star McDonald (pictured center) commented, "A lot of poker players are good at making financial decisions while limiting the role that emotion plays -- that would be one of the skills that transfers particularly well to trading. There will be times when crypto prices will hit the roof or post massive dips. Do you follow the herd or stick to your own strategy? Just like in poker, the choice is yours. Jump tables or stick to yours and play the game skillfully." Poker is a game that tends to reward strategic thinking, mental endurance and emotional resilience -- traits that happen to work equally well for crypto trading. Practiced with discipline, these traits can very well generate desirable results in both fields. Here are some of the common traits of winning poker players and profitable crypto traders: Make +EV Decisions: Trading strategy deals with risk/reward ratio, similar to how poker players make expected value calculations for each hand when they consider whether to bet, check, call, raise or fold. Don't Go on Tilt: The calm and imperturbable demeanor synonymous with poker players tends to help them during volatility, when they are able to think and trade without giving in to impulses. Hand Selection: In poker, just like in crypto trading, you can't play your cards randomly. You have to understand the situation, process the chances of winning, and decide whether you want to ......read more

Spackman Entertainment Group's #ALIVE Number One on Netflix Globally

Produced by the Group's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema, #ALIVE topped the movie chart on Netflix globally on 10 September 2020 Starring Yoo Ah-in of Spackman Media Group, and Park Shin-hye, #ALIVE ranked #1 in 35 countries around the world, based on viewership in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, India, France, the United States, etc. Following #ALIVE, Zip Cinema's upcoming film, BROKER, to be headlined by Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won and Bae Doona and directed by Japanese film director, Kore-eda Hirozaku SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups, wishes to announce that #ALIVE, produced by the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema"), attained #1 position on Netflix internationally, following its theatrical run in Korea.   According to FlixPatrol, which records the daily updated Video On Demand ("VOD") charts for 211 streaming platforms in 83 countries worldwide, #ALIVE took the first position on the global chart of TOP Movies on Netflix in the World on September 10[1].   #ALIVE ranked #1 in 35 countries around the world based on viewership in Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, India, France, the United States, etc[2]. The film premiered internationally on Netflix on 8 September 2020.   Starring top leading actor Yoo Ah-in of UAA&CO Inc., a subsidiary of the Group's associated company Spackman Media Group Limited ("Spackman Media Group"), and superstar actress Park Shin-hye, #ALIVE previously crossed the 1 million ticket sales within five days of its theatrical release and maintained its #1 position at the Korean box office for three consecutive weeks.    In Korea, #ALIVE achieved the top ranking in VOD sales since the first day of its ......read more

A New Player to AIoT Game: TECNO Debuts AIoT Strategy with Smart Audio and Smart Wearables New Launches, and First 5G CPE with Ultra High Speed at Industry Best Price

NAIROBI, KENYA - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - TECNO, a global premier smartphone and smart device brand, today debuted its strategic launch of TECNO Smart AIoT ecosystem strategy, marking TECNO's strategic expansion of its business portfolio to AIoT area. Riding on its unique strengths and resources, as well as its accumulated market insights in emerging markets, TECNO is committed to bringing customers the most desirable AIoT products and smart connection solutions with best quality at competitive price.   Looking at the quick evolution into 3G/4G and even 5G era in emerging markets, TECNO unveils a forward-looking "1+N" AIoT strategy with a customer-oriented obsession, wherein "1" means that customers shall be taken as the core; "N" means N types of living scenarios the customers will experience which includes home interconnection, commerce, education, travel, sport, leisure, entertainment and more in their current and future life. Along with the strategy launch, TECNO also brings a ranges of new products including smart audio, smart wearables and first smart routing solution of 5G CPE with ultra high speed.   "We have constant investment and dedication to our long-term commitment to global emerging markets, with AIoT being one of TECNO's strategic priorities in next few years. Standing at the revolutionary point into a new smart living era, we understand consumers' real needs to high-quality smart products at competitive price, and we have great confidence and unique advantages to provide consumers there with more visionary and desirable mobile solutions." Stephen HA, General Manager of TECNO Mobile commented.    AIoT is increasingly becoming more mainstream globally including emerging markets, leading human into a more connected future and lifestyle. According to IDC, by 2025, there's projected to be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices. While, in emerging markets like Latin America, Middle East and Africa, performance to price ratio is an import ......read more

Avnet Introduces 96Boards ON Semiconductor Dual Camera Mezzanine for Fast Prototyping

Allows design and system engineers to develop embedded vision applications with camera sensor modules at a much lower cost of entry PHOENIX, US - Media OutReach - 11 September 2020 - Leading global technology solutions provider Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) today introduced the 96Boards ON Semiconductor Dual Camera Mezzanine development and prototyping platform for the AP1302 imaging processor coupled with dual imaging camera modules. This platform will enable design and system engineers to create cost-effective embedded vision applications utilizing industry-standard technologies. The two Imager Access System (IAS) camera modules that ship standard on this Mezzanine use the AR0144 monochrome digital image sensor from ON Semiconductor. The AR0144 is a 1-megapixel Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) sensor (1280 horizontal by 800 vertical resolution) and will run at 60 frames per second at full resolution. Its innovative global shutter pixel design is optimized for accurate and fast capture of moving scenes while producing clear, sharp digital images. The ability to capture clear images is critical for applications such as scanning, industrial inspection and drone navigation.   By using the 96Boards standard, this card can easily enable low-latency vision system prototyping by leveraging the many capabilities of the Xilinx Ultra96-V2 platform.   "This prototyping platform is specially created for design engineers, system engineers and suppliers to focus on IoT vision, AI and computer imaging applications," said Jim Beneke, vice president of products and emerging technologies, Avnet. "It simplifies the complex process of developing applications with imaging sensors. In addition, Avnet has matched this card with our Ultra96-V2 to provide a very high performance, cost effective AI vision platform."   The platform utilizes MIPI and the camera serial interface (CSI2) standardizations which are specifications of the MIPI Alliance. The MIPI-CSI2 specification defi ......read more

Taiwan's Tang Prize Foundation collaborates with the National Taiwan University to stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters’ Forum on the Power of Civil Society for Realization of the Rule of Law

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - In the advent of challenges posed by critical issues such as climate change, global pandemics and social justice, what can civilians in the modern era, those without power and resource, do to help? To look into this question, the Tang Prize Foundation, in collaboration with National Taiwan University, will stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters' Forum for Rule of Law from 10:30 to 13:00 (GMT+8), Taiwan time, on September 21. Three non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that jointly won the 2020 Tang Prize in Rule of Law, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, Dejusticia: the Center for Law, Justice and Society, and The Legal Agenda, will speak on the topic, "Exploring the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Contemporary Civil Society," sharing their experience of mobilizing the civil society to facilitate the application of law and to change the world for the better.    These three awardees are praised for utilizing strategic litigation, education and advocacy to advance legal institutions and protect socially vulnerable populations, in the milieus where the foundations of rule of law are under severe challenge. The Foundation hopes this Forum will be an opportunity for members of modern society who have long been concerned about public issues, including civil servants, experts and social advocate groups, to get together and get a deeper understanding of how these three organizations tap into the potential of civil society, and combine academic research and social activism to further the rule of law.      Also taking part in this Forum are leading advocates for the rule of law in Taiwan: Robin J. Winkler, former president of Environmental Jurist Association, Mei-Nu Yu, former chairperson of the Awakening Foundation, Clarence Chou, chairman of Taiwan Association for Human Rights, and Lucas Wang, chair of the International Cooperation Team of the Judicial Reform Foundation. They will be exchanging i ......read more

LIKE App is ready to venture into largest population market in the SE Asia, Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - LIKE App is a disrupting social media marketing platform with the key mission of "providing an accessible platform for everyone to participate and create value to the public through the power of social media", LIKE App is currently offering influencers with genuine influence growth support and merchants with quality social media traffics. LIKE App is venturing into the Indonesia market starting from September 2020. It is tapping into the largest social media marketing industry in SE Asia region through strategic localization. LIKE App is ready to venture into largest population market in the SE Asia, Indonesia.   "LIKE App has registered over 200,000 users, across SE Asia as of September 2020. Compared to other social media marketing platforms, LIKE App has two unique advantages, a strong community of social media users and a healthy social media ecosystem development aspect. LIKE has established partnerships with local community groups across SE Asia and work with influencers closely. LIKE App also provides the best rewards for the community of social media users as well as the lowest cost for influencers and merchants with the aim to generate the highest value for the ecosystem where the whole community can strive together. Thanks to LIKE App technology, merchants can now reach and work with influencers with just a few clicks. Its technology allows social media users to contribute their social activities and generate organic traffics for both influencers and merchant." said Timofey Smirnov, CEO, LIKE App. "LIKE App is constantly engaging new communities and partners to ensure that the ecosystem gradually grow over time and able to provide a triple win situation for all parties."   LIKE App's business model allows merchants from varies brands to connect with relevant influencers at the ease of their fingertip across SE Asia. LIKE App provide this service through a talent pool of genuine social media us ......read more

HK TOP Professional Flame Cooking Platform Towngas Cooking Channel Arrives on YouTube

Star chefs assemble! Unbox cookery secrets, culinary inspirations every day Introducing intensive courses on Chinese cooking for domestic helpers Secret tips on ingredient selection and culinary arts  HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - In the midst of the pandemic, everyone looks to hone their cooking skills while staying home. To help spice up the eating-at-home routine, the Hong Kong and China Gas Company (Towngas) proudly launches its "top"-of-the-town Towngas Cooking YouTube Channel. With a celebrity chef ensemble sprinkling flame cooking ideas around, the professional culinary platform promises to kindle your interest in cooking and enrich your recipe collection -- from casual cooking to gourmet dinner; local daily deli, Japanese, Korean, Thai cuisine, French pastry to even healthy and tasty veggie dishes -- you name it, we have it! Please download high resolution photos here: (https://bit.ly/2FqQJPN)   Star chefs reveal secrets of flame cooking and share over 500 recipes When it comes to keeping well, a healthy diet is just as vital as protective gear. With limited opportunities to dine out these days, it becomes particularly important to expand your repertoire of recipes. The Towngas Cooking YouTube Channel features your favourite celebrity chefs, including Chef Paul, Master Chow Chung, Swiss chef Jacques Kagi, French cuisine guru and Disciples Escoffier Professional Diploma graduate Joey Leung, celebrity mom Skye Chan, Super-Daddy Kay Ho, Star Doctor Marcus Kwok, YouTuber Portugal Story-Telling Chef John Rocha and Warm-boy Chef Andy Dark -- to name but a few -- who will take turns to present professional cookery advice and demos on a daily basis. In addition to live instructions, these culinary maestros will share essential facts about foods, give pointers on handling ingredients and condiments, and reveal their best hidden secrets of cooking! With a collection of over 500 simple recipes that will soon be presented one by ......read more

Aruba strengthens commitment to Partners at the Asia Pacific Partner Conference

First virtual event for Aruba’s channel partners with new programs to help them prepare for the next phase of business growth SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), hosted its Aruba Atmosphere (ATM) Asia Pacific Partner Conference in a fully virtual event for the first time, bringing parnters from across the region. The event, which attracts hundreds of partner attendees every year, comes as the highly anticipated ATM has also gone online amid the ongoing global pandemic. Along with the new format, this year's event outlined how Aruba is poised to collaborate with partners by providing them with new business models to navigate the changing market landscape and to become digital-ready.   "The ATM Asia Pacific Partner Conference is a significant gathering for Aruba's channel partner community. We have made great strides in collaborating with our partners particularly during these unprecedented times. We remain fully committed to delivering products, programs and services that support their business goals and helping partners grow their opportunties," said Anthony Smith, Director Asia, Pacific and Japan Aruba Channel at Aruba.   Aruba's Partner Plan for Everything-as-a-Service   Aruba announced its partner strategy will focus on managed services, delivering network solutions as everything-as-a-service (XaaS) given the rapid shift to cloud, digital transformation and emergence of hybrid workplace. These will include partner branded and Aruba branded offerings that Aruba partners will exclusively take to market:    Partner Branded: for Aruba Partners who wish resell and deliver to customers their network solutions. Partner-Aruba Branded: for Aruba managed services providers, using the partner's own capability to deliver cloud-managed networks to their customers using an as-a-service model underpinned by the partners own network operations center (NOC) and customer success staff.  Aruba ......read more

Infinix launches its new X1 smart TV in Africa

Aiming to take the smart life to a new level for local customers NAIROBI, KENYA - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - Infinix, a global leader in consumer electronics market, launched its new X1 smart TV in September 7 with their flagship phone ZERO 8. With Android TV™, the high-quality viewing experience, and the AIoT technology, the new smart TV will develop the new business line for the company and take the entertainment of local customers to a new level. The Infinix X1 will retail at a relatively affordable price of KES 31,990(43-inch)/KES 19,490(32-inch) and will be covered by a guarantee policy of up to 24 months. Infinix is always committed to providing a great user experience for customers. The new product was launched to reinforce the company's "smart device + mobile connectivity" strategy, as it is determined to drive changes in the industry and offer high-quality smart TVs with the best value-for-money for customers around the world. Based on AIoT, Infinix is set to create an ecosystem of "smartphones + mobile connectivity service + home appliances + digital accessories", and Infinix is launching smart TVs to drive AIoT and help customers live a future smart life today starting from integrating multiple smart devices together. Infinix always has a strong presence in Africa. S1, the company's first smart TV, was well-received by local customers and media alike, and became one of the best-selling smart TV products in Nigeria immediately after it was launched in the country. For years, Infinix has been working with various market players to develop new technologies and refine the existing ones in Africa. Thanks to its advantage of designing products locally as well as its powerful sales and service networks, Infinix has become a leading brand in Africa's consumer electronics market. Android TV helps to create a home entertainment center   The Infinix X1 Android TV makes it easier to get more from your TV. Access 400,000+ movies and shows, pla ......read more

FWD Hong Kong earns host of prestigious awards for focus on community engagement

Sponsored campaigns designed to “Celebrate Living” met with critical acclaim HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - FWD Hong Kong ("FWD") has won 29 marketing and public relations (PR) awards so far this year for the breadth and creativity of their recent community engagement campaigns, embodying our brand promise to "Celebrate Living". The accolades include seven Marketing Event Awards, four Event Marketing Awards, twelve PR Awards, two PR Awards Asia, one Bloomberg Businessweek Financial Institution Awards, one MARKies Awards and two Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards (see Table 1 for details).   Rolling out high-profile campaigns is a long-held tradition at FWD. FWD's vision is to change the way people feel about insurance, not only by offering innovative, easy-to-understand products and services to serve different needs, but also by proactively engaging with the community and sharing its passion to "Celebrate Living".   Ken Lau, FWD Managing Director of Greater China and Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer explains: "'Celebrate Living' encapsulates the value of living in the moment, seizing opportunities, and embracing new life experiences. We've always sought to establish an intimate connection with the community around shared values, and will continue striving to share our passion through award-winning initiatives and campaigns."   Four of FWD's latest campaigns showcase the wide-ranging breadth of its community engagement efforts.   FWD x "The World of Studio Ghibli's Animation" exhibition enchants crowds In 2019, FWD awakened some of Hong Kong people's most treasured childhood memories. Critically acclaimed and declared a "must see", the FWD x "The World of Studio Ghibli's Animation" exhibition was a resounding success and positive coverage of the event spread like wildfire on social media.   Studio Ghibli's films inspire the audience to reflect on different stages of their lives, which resonates with FWD's promise to empower peopl ......read more

Arrow Electronics Empowers Hong Kong Startups to Accelerate Commercialization of Smart Sports Gadgets

Arrow Open Lab makes engineering support more accessible to bring innovative products to life HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 September 2020 - Global technology solutions provider Arrow Electronics today announced its IoT and engineering services collaboration with Hong Kong-based technology startup Platysens to accelerate the commercialization of smart and connected sports devices.  Powered by sensing and IoT technologies, smart sports gadgets can bridge the physical and digital world by collecting a wealth of information about performance metrics and providing real-time actionable insights for sports enthusiasts, athletes, and trainers to strive for continuous improvement.  Arrow Electronics empowers Hong Kong startups to accelerate commercialization of smart sports gadgets The global sports technology market is expected to grow at CAGR 20.4% by 2027, according to a recent research.1  Founded by sports enthusiasts in 2014, Platysens is a startup focused on sports sensors and analysis. "Today the world of sports has been increasingly shaped by technology integration," said CY Wong, founder of Platysens, "We see there is a unfulfilled demand in the market for robust smart wearables to provide swimmers with accurate and real-time data and analysis.  Thanks to the engineering guidance and support by Arrow, we are able to rapidly integrate IoT and sensing technology and shorten our new product introduction cycle." Benefited from the free engineering consultative services available at Arrow's Open Lab located in Hong Kong Science Park, Platysens is able to rapidly combine algorithm, IoT, and sensing technology to accelerate its new smart product development schedule.  With the engineering support and consultative service provided by Arrow engineers at its Open Lab, Platysens put together a working prototype for its new product SEAL, which is expected to be launched by end of the year.  This smart gadget is designed to capture the motion and force of t ......read more

5GAA Releases New 2030 Roadmap for Advanced Driving Use Cases, Connectivity Technologies and Radio Spectrum Needs

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - NEWSAKTUELL - 9September 2020 - In the next two to three years, the 5G Automotive Association's (5GAA) expects to see mass deployment of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) use cases geared towards improving traffic efficiency and road safety around the world. This vision is outlined in a new White Paper released by 5GAA which explores how leading automakers, mobile network operators and their suppliers see the world of automotive connectivity evolving over the coming decade.   Vehicles talking to one another but also to roadside and telecom infrastructure and operators -- so-called V2X communication -- is just the tip of 5GAA's vision for 'advanced 5G-connected driving'. In its latest White Paper, 5GAA offers a comprehensive roadmap to guide all parties involved in this near-term market development, bringing both automotive and telecom sectors together to fulfil what 5GAA sees as a powerful digital ecosystem in this fast-moving field.   The Paper highlights selected end-to-end V2X applications factoring in the necessary technological evolution, industry readiness and spectrum needs. 5GAA has developed 'advanced driving' use cases such as Cooperative Manoeuvres and Sensor Sharing in conjunction with both the adoption of Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (C-V2X) standards and the availability of the required technologies and devices. These provide a tangible account of how advanced driving is taking shape globally.   "Success in this endeavour requires to have all industry stakeholders on-board, including telecoms and automotive. Only then will new business opportunities and necessary investments be secured to fuel this 'ecosystem'," said 5GAA's CTO and spokesperson Maxime Flament upon the White Paper's launch.   With close to 200 million 'connected vehicles' already on the roads worldwide in 2020 and a growing number of vehicles with the ability to exchange traffic and road condition information over cellular networks, the foundations for 5G-connected dri ......read more

GS1 Hong Kong Launches Quality Food Scheme+ to Boost Traceability, Food Safety Control and Management for Local Food Industry

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 September 2020 - GS1 Hong Kong launches a brand new "Quality Food Scheme+" programme to encourage food & beverage enterprises to adopt more stringent measures in accordance with internationally accredited standards in terms of management, control and traceability, for example identifying critical control points along the food supply chain, which helps to enhance food safety and instil trust in consumers. (From left to right) Patrick Tong, General Manager of Tong Shun Hing Poultry (HK) Co. Ltd.; May Chung, Chairperson of Hong Kong Food and Beverage Industry Advisory Board of GS1 HK, and General Manager of Nestlé Hong Kong Ltd.; Anna Lin, Chief Executive of GS1 HK; Ben Tsang, Managing Director of SGS Hong Kong; Heidi Ho, Principal Consultant of GS1 HK. Triple Confidence Using a Trio of International Standards The Centre for Food Safety has issued more than 75 food alerts and results of sample with irregularity since the start of this year. The foods not in compliance cover seafood, vegetables, sauce, etc., from Australia, China, England, France, Thailand, New Zealand and others. They were either stopped sale, removed from shelves or recalled by the traders. While food safety incidents happen regularly, citizens have been extra cautious as the COVID-19 persists. To help enterprises cope with the new normal in the midst of epidemic, GS1 HK launches "Quality Food Scheme+" (the new Scheme) with SGS HK as the audit partner. Under the new Scheme, participating enterprises are assessed based on more comprehensive internationally accredited food safety standards, including GS1 Global Traceability Standard (GTS), ISO 22000 - Food Safety Management System Standard, as well as HACCP -- Food Safety Control Standard. In response to the latest infection, the new Scheme report will provide companies with disease prevention advice, including industry best practices and how food safety management and system is uplifted through prope ......read more

DHL eCommerce Solutions expands Sydney headquarters to meet growing e-commerce shipping demands

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 9 September 2020 - DHL eCommerce Solutions, a division of the world's leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), announced that it will relocate its Sydney headquarters to a 19,000 sqm facility, co-located with DHL Global Forwarding, at Unit 1 Millennium Court, 33-41 Military Road, Matraville, NSW 2036. Denise McGrouther, Managing Director, DHL eCommerce Solutions Oceania DHL eCommerce Solutions is moving its Sydney HQ to Matraville and expanding its square footage by more than double to meet growing e-commerce shipping demands   The relocation will see the e-commerce logistics specialist more than double its square footage from its current Rosebery HQ. This expansion comes amidst significant growth in e-commerce shipping demands from overseas consumers as a result of lifestyle changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Export data from DHL eCommerce Solutions shows a whopping 60 times volume growth in the export of children's toys since the start of the year. Other product categories such as kitchen & home cooking, health & beauty, and pet products have also seen triple digit volume growth.   "Now more so than ever, Australian businesses are seizing cross border opportunities to expand their business globally, despite the current economic headwinds. As e-commerce becomes the new normal, this investment will enhance our speed and service capabilities, while demonstrating our commitment to support local businesses by meeting the growing demand for reliable and affordable international shipping,"  said Denise McGrouther, Managing Director for DHL eCommerce Solutions Oceania.    The new facility will provide the organization with space for planned investments into innovative warehousing technologies. When fully operational, these advancements will enhance overall efficiency and enable faster processing times for the growing number of e-commerce parcels coming in and going out of Australia. Be ......read more

AIA Singapore pays tribute to essential workers, providing them with free protection, AIA #ShareTheLove Insurance plan, against infectious diseases including COVID-19 and dengue fever

The special coverage is part of the insurer’s regional #ShareTheLove movement to give back to the community – by protecting what matters most, and enabling healthier, longer, better lives for generations to come SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 9 September 2020 - AIA Singapore today announced that they will be offering complimentary AIA #ShareTheLove Insurance plans[1] covering COVID-19 and 21 infectious diseases (including dengue fever) for the essential workforce. The initiative will rally together members of the community to protect this vulnerable group. Starting today, members of the public may nominate a family member or friend[2] who is an essential worker via Facebook or Instagram. Both parties in the selected stories (individuals who submitted the story and their nominees) will be provided with the free AIA #ShareTheLove Insurance, which covers infectious diseases, including COVID-19 and dengue fever, paying tribute to their service by protecting what matters. "These workers have put the communities' needs above their own health and wellbeing. Aside from COVID-19, the exposure to infectious diseases is not over even after ending their work, as dengue cases continue to plague homes. By engaging the help of the community at large, we hope to play a part in bringing more of these amazing stories of resilience to light and paying tribute to our essential workforce. This is a little gesture of appreciation for the sacrifices that they have and continue to make as we deal with this crisis," said Ms Melita Teo, Chief Customer and Digital Officer, AIA Singapore. This activity is part of a regional AIA #ShareTheLove movement taking place across Asia. It is during these challenging times that we realise the positive impact that love can bring. Be it for ourselves, our family, or the community, a little sharing of love goes a long way. In Singapore, besides offering 2,000 complimentary AIA #ShareTheLove Insurance plans as part of its efforts of paying tribute t ......read more

Microsoft, Non-Profits and employer partners launch program to increase employability for people with disabilities in Asia Pacific

The first of its kind, the Microsoft Enabler Program provides cloud & AI training for PwDs, accessibility education for employer partners, and inclusive hiring from non-profit organizations supporting PwDs.  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 9 September 2020 - The Microsoft Enabler Program launched today pioneers disability inclusive workplaces across Asia Pacific by removing the barriers for a more diverse workforce. With more than 1 billion people with disabilities (PwDs) in the world, disability-inclusive employment can lead to 1-7% rise in GDP in Asia Pacific through increased economic productivity. [United Nations ESCAP]   The program will pilot in five markets: Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, before expanding to the rest of the region by the end of 2020.   Organizations committed to the program will receive training from the Non-Profit organizations (NPOs) to become inclusive employers, and these businesses will in turn provide job shadowing, internships, mentoring and opportunities in tech jobs for PwDs identified by the NPO's. Microsoft will provide industry required training in cloud & artificial intelligence, as well as a platform for all three to collaborate towards an inclusive future for every person.   "In today's workplace, it is imperative that we include everyone, and accessibility is the vehicle to inclusion. It is a responsibility and an opportunity. There are no limits to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of everyone who uses it," said Vivek Puthucode, Chief Partner Officer at Microsoft in Asia Pacific. "Inclusive organizations outperform their peers and attract and keep top talent, and we have seen how inclusion drives innovation".   Skills and Knowledge Microsoft will provide online training in data engineering and programming, cloud computing on Microsoft Azure and application development in GitHub to the PwDs. These modules will provide crucial technology skills th ......read more

HiPhi X Evolvable super SUV - Global landmark attracting the attention

SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 9 September 2020 - One year ago, the Chinese brand HiPhi, a subsidiary of Human Horizons, showed people its prototype, which advanced the lines of a future high-end electric full-size SUVs. Now the firm has revealed the final version of its first model, which has been bestowed the name HiPhi X and go on sale in the first half of 2021. The HiPhi X is positioned as a transcending product to redefine the era of smart electric vehicles. In recent days, the campaign made its broadcast debut during peak hours in London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Beijing on mega-screens across the cities. Followed by takeovers on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other platforms. The objective of the campaign was targeted at raising brand awareness and product recognition, as well as a teaser to its official launch at the 2020 Beijing Auto Show. Speaking of R&D, Human Horizons does have some impressive names involved in that side of the business, including 35-year Jaguar and Ford veteran Mark Stanton as chief technical officer. Former Bugatti designer Camilla Kropp is also on the crew. The man behind the Shanghai-based company is Ding Lei, the former president of Shanghai General Motors who set up Human Horizons in end of 2017. One of the most intriguing parts of the HiPhi X's design are NT-Door system. As stated by the manufacturer, the HiPhi X is pitched as a "self-learning smart vehicle". What does that mean? Well, the way Human Horizons explains it the HiPhi X has been based on a "human oriented architecture" which is over-the-air upgradable and has a secure software-developer platform to enable feature and app development. Overlaying that is an advanced highly-personalised onboard artificial intelligence assistant, HiPhiGo, that has been developed in collaboration with Microsoft. HiPhiGo has an array of intelligent functions and a level of reasoning and continuous learning while interacting with its occupants, the surround ......read more

Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust ("Sunlight REIT") Annual Results for the Year Ended 30 June 2020

Extending Care HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 8 September 2020 - Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited (the "Manager") is pleased to report the final results of Sunlight REIT for the year ended 30 June 2020 (the "Year"). Despite unprecedented challenges during the Year, Sunlight REIT managed to deliver reasonably respectable results, registering a 0.3% year-on-year ("YoY") rise in net property income ("NPI") to HK$684.7 million. Annual distributable income was HK$467.0 million, virtually unchanged from last year.   The Board has resolved to declare a final distribution of HK 13.6 cents per unit. Coupled with an interim distribution of HK 13.2 cents per unit, the total distribution per unit for the Year would amount to HK 26.8 cents, down 1.8% YoY. The implied payout ratio is 95.2%, compared with 96.4% in the preceding year.     At 30 June 2020, the value of Sunlight REIT's property portfolio was appraised at HK$18,918.0 million, 5.4% lower than a year ago; accordingly, its net asset value declined by 7.6% to HK$14,771.2 million, or HK$8.89 per unit.   Operating Highlights At 30 June 2020, average occupancy rate of the entire portfolio of Sunlight REIT increased to 95.7% (30 June 2019: 95.3%). Contrary to the office portfolio which registered an improvement in occupancy rate to 95.6% (30 June 2019: 94.0%), occupancy rate of the retail properties dropped to 95.8% (30 June 2019: 98.1%), reflecting the emerging negative impact of an economic recession and weakening consumer confidence. Average passing rent of the office portfolio was HK$36.5 per sq. ft., up 2.8% YoY, while that of the retail portfolio was HK$74.8 per sq. ft., down 1.3% as compared to a year ago. Average rental reversion of the portfolio for the Year was 6.0%.   Of the top three properties of Sunlight REIT, performance of the two shopping malls, namely Sheung Shui Centre Shopping Arcade ("SSC") and Metro City Phase I Property ("MCPI") were inevitably affected by weak local c ......read more

A 10% drop in residential prices is projected for 2020 as the unemployment rate is forecasted to reach 7%; Investment market remains subdued with 50% of deals in Q3 involving PRC buyers

Residential transactions in August fell by 29% m-o-m with RVD home prices edging lower by 0.3% m-o-m; another 0.8% m-o-m drop is expected in August. Commercial investment market remained subdued in Q3 with total transaction volumes falling by 64.3% q-o-q. Hong Kong buyers remain subdued, while PRC activity is expected to be more active than local investors. HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 8 September 2020 - The downward trend continued in both the residential and investment markets in Q3 2020 as the pandemic and continuing geo-political uncertainties continued to weigh on sentiment. Despite the challenges, strong pent-up demand, government policy support, economic stimulus packages and the low interest rate environment remain favourable factors that, together, may stabilize the market and induce a rebound by the end of Q3. Residential transactions declined in Q3 by 6% quarter-on-quarter in both primary and secondary sales markets but recorded a major increase of 30% when compared with Q3 2019. While this indicates that social and economic factors continue to impact the residential market, the unprecedented owner-occupier demand and anticipation of a post-pandemic recovery can be strong stabilizers. Among individual estates, property prices at Taikoo Shing as of August had fallen their lowest level since January 2019 while those in The Harbourside have fallen even further, and are now 10.6% below the previous trough in January 2019. Prices of popular estates are expected to fall further in the near-term. Mr Alva To, Cushman & Wakefield's Vice President, Greater China & Head of Consulting, Greater China, commented "The secondary sales market has come under severe challenges from the pandemic blow. However, a recent decline in new cases coupled with strong pent-up demand may support a rebound by the end of September 2020. Nonetheless, from a more holistic perspective, with no lasting resolution to either the pandemic or geo-political challeng ......read more

QBE Hong Kong Offers New Mental Health Support Coverage for Individual Personal Accident Insurance Products

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 8 September 2020 - QBE Hong Kong today announced the launch of a new mental health support coverage, offering unique COVID-19 support to individuals and their families, with a view to assisting people facing mental health concerns due to the pandemic.   The mental health support coverage is a new feature and it will help to subsidise consultations with professional psychologists for those suffering from mental wellbeing concerns brought on by enforced Work-From-Home (WFH) arrangements during COVID-19.   The new coverage[1]is being launched in response to how COVID-19 has radically changed how we live, work and communicate amid movement restrictions and new financial pressures. While work from home (WFH) arrangements have become a common precautionary measure to protect the safety and wellbeing of employees, this change has seen new types of risks become more prominent, with long periods of working remotely potentially having an impact on individuals' health and mental wellbeing.   "In today's world, there is no shortage of uncertainties. With COVID-19 adding further pressure to the economy, it also reminds all of us what matters most: family, friends, health, safety and wellbeing," said Lei Yu, CEO North Asia and Regional Distribution Head. "Emotional and mental wellbeing is important when it comes to maintaining a healthy and balanced life. At QBE, we are committed to giving people the confidence to achieve their ambition by protecting them from potential barriers which may hold them back. In the near future, we are looking at creating new products to address mental wellness which will better protect our customers and their families."   In early August, QBE Hong Kong had also extended the digital capabilities of eClaims to both personal and business insurance products so as to provide uninterrupted customer claims experience during the pandemic. All claims can be submitted online, anytime anywhere. Customers can also choose bank ......read more

The New Philips TAJS50 Bluetooth Speaker Redefines The Shape of Sound

Georg Jensen inspiration combines with Philips expertise for a unique mobile speaker SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 8 September 2020 - The new Philips TAJS50 Bluetooth speaker was designed together with Georg Jensen to be simple, yet striking. The gleaming polished steel top plate contrasts beautifully with the tactile Kvadrat wool-blend speaker fabric. Home, office, or dinner party -- the contrasting design always makes a beautiful impression. The soft but tough Kvadrat speaker fabric also makes the speaker easy to grip when you pick it up. Spectacular Sound from a Compact Speaker   Despite its compact size and light weight, the TAJS50 has a rated power output of 30W, and delivers powerful but delightfully detailed music and speech. The beautiful wool-blend premium speaker fabric, from high-end manufacturer Kvadrat, is acoustically transparent, allowing every sound to flow freely from the speaker into the room. You can easily pair your TAJS50 with an identical Philips Georg Jensen speaker to enjoy your music in stereo. 20 Hours Play Time and 20m Range The battery gives you 20 hours play time from a full charge, and the wireless range is up to 20m. Charging the speaker takes 6 hours, via the included USB-C cable. There's a handy USB-A port on the speaker that lets you use the speaker as a power bank to charge a smart device. The Philips TAJS50 Bluetooth speaker is available for an MSRP of SGD$289 at all authorized Philips Audio distributors in Singapore from September 8, 2020. Find out more about Philips TAJS50 Bluetooth speaker now. About TP VisionTP Vision Europe B.V. ('TP Vision') is registered in the Netherlands, with its head office in Amsterdam. TP Vision is a wholly owned company of TPV Technology Limited ('TPV'), which is one of the world's leading monitor and TV manufacturers. TP Vision is a consumer electronics key player in TV and audio entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and marketing Philips-branded TV s ......read more

FWD Insurance Acquires Minority Stake in IPP Financial Advisers

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 8 September 2020 - Leading financial advisory company IPP Financial Advisers ("IPPFA") and FWD Insurance ("FWD") today announced a strategic partnership that will see FWD own a minority interest in IPPFA, enabling IPPFA to further cement its position as a premier financial advisory firm in Singapore, and the Asia-Pacific region.  Tay Huai Eng, CEO of IPP Financial Advisers said, "We are extremely pleased to welcome FWD as our strategic partner in IPP Financial Advisers. As a major pan-Asian Insurer, FWD's capital resources, expertise, and market knowledge will further enhance our company's growth and expansion in Singapore and the region. It will also strengthen our professional staffing and technology capabilities." The strategic alliance will enable FWD to design attractive and competitive Life Insurance products that comprehensively meet the evolving life insurance financial needs of clients. This expansion complements IPPFA's already extensive range of financial products, financial planning services and investments capabilities. IPPFA will retain its position as an open architecture financial planning institution with complete access to a comprehensive range of products from different insurers and fund houses. Adrian Vincent, General Manager of FWD Singapore's Life Business shared, "We're delighted to be partnering with IPP Financial Advisers. Their reputation as a premier organisation dedicated to providing excellent wealth planning and management for their clients aligns with FWD's ambition to make financial security accessible to everyone. We share a mutual commitment to continued growth in the region and look forward to supporting them as they continue to lead the way in the financial planning arena." The partnership will create a positive impact on IPPFA clients. Traditional processes will be digitalized through the integration of FWD's technology solutions, simplifying the process for IPPFA customers. Backed by FWD's ex ......read more

Social Enterprise Summit 2020 Theme "new normal?collective power"

Free public registration to e-meet 70+ social innovators HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 September 2020 - The 13th Social Enterprise Summit ("SES 2020") will be held from 19 to 21 November 2020 with the chosen theme "new normal?collective power". The flagship annual International Symposium to inspire and empower social innovation, with 70+ top international and local speakers in 20 sessions, will be opening up for free this year to a wider audience's participation and exchange to co-create our new normal.   SES 2020 Theme: "new normal * collective power" ? 19-21. 11. 2020 ? Online ? The turn of the decade 2020 begins with a pandemic affecting people around the world, raising attention to health and changing the way people work, study, commute or socialise. Everyone in our society will require some shifts to come out of the current situations. Collective efforts are needed to re-focus on fostering mutually reinforcing solutions, continuous communication towards common agendas and making swift decisions based on current data and measurement. This International Symposium will examine the process through 4 thematic tracks: Community Empowerment, Digital Social Innovation, Sustainability and Business as well as Education Innovation.   This year, the grandiose speakers line up comprises over 70 leaders and social entrepreneurs from USA, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Mainland China, Hong Kong etc locations.   Keynote Speakers: Mr Jeremy HEIMANS (US), Co-Author of New Power, Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose, and Mr Henry TIMMS (US), Co-Author of New Power, President and CEO of Lincoln Center, will discuss what "New Power" means in today's connected world and how to harness this rise of new power to make changes for a better world.   Thematic Session: Overcoming Challenges 2.0: Rebuilding City Resilience Mr Francis NGAI (HK), Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong; Mr David YEUNG (HK), Founder and CEO of G ......read more

Infinix Officially Launches the Fashion Conscious Zero 8 in Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA - Media OutReach - 7 September 2020 - Infinix, a global leader in consumer electronics market, has today launched the Zero 8 smartphone in the Kenyan market. The Zero 8 is the company's flagship series for 2020/21. Though targeting the high-end market, the Zero 8 will retail at a relatively affordable price of KES 28,999 and will be covered by a guarantee policy of up to 25 months. The warranty will cover repairs on any purchased Zero 8 device that malfunctions after purchase for free as a bonus aftersales value addition to Zero 8 consumers. The stylish and fashion-focused Infinix Zero 8 runs on Android v10 operating system, with its key feature being the presence of a Media Tek Helio G90 processor. This, combined with its128 GB ROM and 8 GB RAM, will enable consumers experience improved speeds and overall device performance, including quick upload and download times and an amazing experience with the apps, compared to the Zero 6. The 90HZ Full HD Display and G90T processor also means enhanced performance for the cameras, including the wide angle, ultra-wide angle and rear cameras that will take photographic performance to a new level. "Infinix is taking a step to be more premium and able to compete and be the face of this new direction as a fashion-conscious brand. This direction is very much in tandem with our target customers, whose lifestyle can be described as image and fashion-conscious and trendy, with a taste for high end gadgets", said Mike Zhang, Infinix Kenya Brand Manager. The smartphone is backed by a 4500 mAh battery which signifies fast charging and a longer life (31 hours talk time and 26 hours stand-by time). The connectivity features in the smartphone include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Volte, and more. It is 4G, 3G and 2G-enabled. Infinix Zero 8 is, no doubt, set to redefine the company's image when thinking about their devices. Another salient feature is the device's cameras, both on the front and at the back. On the front, for the f ......read more

Global Initiative Outlines a "One Health" Approach to Reforming Wildlife Trade Laws

HONG KONG , CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 September 2020 - The Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime (EWC) today outlined an innovative "One Health" approach to reforming wildlife trade laws that the group said would help avoid future devastating wildlife-related pandemics. Photograph by Paul Hilton / Earth Tree Images™. Further press materials, copyright information and captions can be downloaded here. www.endwildlifecrime.org "No organisation on its own can address the multiple threats that could lead to the emergence of new wildlife-related diseases, or the spread of older diseases, with potential catastrophic consequences for economies, people and wildlife," said EWC chair, John E Scanlon AO. "We must take a collaborative global approach to wildlife trade, one that brings together animal, human and environmental health -- a "One Health" approach -- and embed it into the international legal framework if we want give ourselves the best chance of averting future wildlife-related pandemics." In a briefing paper released today, EWC proposes specific amendments to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to include public health and animal health criteria into the Convention's decision-making processes. "The COVID-19 crisis has brought home just how vulnerable we all are as a result of our dysfunctional and destructive relationship with wildlife and the natural world," said EWC Steering Group member, Will Travers, OBE, Co-founder and Executive President of Born Free Foundation. "Transformative changes are clearly needed, and CITES, the global wildlife trade regulator with its 183 member countries, existing structures and compliance mechanisms, has the critical mass to play a vitally important role." The most likely explanation for COVID-19 is that the virus was transmitted to humans from a reservoir host, a horseshoe bat, via another intermediate host species such as a pangolin. "We know that past pandemic ......read more

Delivery of COVID-19 vaccine: DHL study shows how public and private sector can partner for success

Global delivery of 10 billion doses of serum needs scaled-up medical supply chains A framework is provided to tackle future health emergencies beyond COVID-19 BONN, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 7 September 2020 - With first emergency use authorizations for COVID-19 vaccines expected to be effective in the last quarter of 2020, logistics providers are challenged to rapidly establish medical supply chains to deliver more than ten billion doses worldwide. DHL, working with McKinsey & Company as analytics partner, has published a white paper on securing a stable supply chain for vaccines and medical goods during COVID-19, and future health crises.   Currently, more than 250 vaccines across seven platforms are being developed and trialed. As COVID-19 vaccines have leapfrogged development phases, stringent temperature requirements (up to -80°C) are likely to be imposed for certain vaccines to ensure that their efficacy is maintained during transportation and warehousing. This poses novel logistics challenges to the existing medical supply chain that conventionally distributes vaccines at ~2--8°C.   In the paper, DHL evaluates how the transport of vaccines as a highly temperature-sensitive product can be managed effectively to combat the further spread of the virus. The scope of this task is immense: To provide global coverage of COVID-19 vaccines, up to ~200,000 pallet shipments and ~15 million deliveries in cooling boxes as well as ~15,000 flights will be required across the various supply chain set-ups.   "The COVID-19 crisis emerged with an unprecedented breadth and impact. It required governments, businesses, and the logistics industry alike to adapt quickly to new challenges. As a world leader in logistics, we want to share our experience of operating during one of the biggest health crises in recent history, in order to develop strategies in an ever-more connected world", explains Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer DHL. "To protect lives against t ......read more

LeddarTech to Address Autonomous Driving, LiDAR, and Perception Technologies at CIOE Annual Conference from September 9-11, 2020

HONG KONG, CHINA -  Media OutReach - 7 September 2020 - LeddarTech®, an industry leader in environmental sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems from level 1 to level 5 will participate and present at the 22nd China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE) from September 9-11. This live event, is being held at the Shenzhen World Exhibition Center and brings together 3,000 exhibitors welcoming over 80,000 industry professionals to learn, share, and engage in 60 concurrent forums, seminars, and activities.   During the Optoelectronic Application Forum, LeddarTech's Horry Cheng, Strategic Account Manager for China, will present "Flash LiDAR and Environmental Raw Data Fusion Perception Solutions" during the  MEMS Seminar: LiDAR Technology and Application sub-expo which runs concurrently with the China International Opto Expo. This session will explore both the roadmap for LiDAR technology relating to AD and ADAS as well as examine environmental perception for safer and more reliable autonomous driving. LeddarTech will also participate in a Round Table discussing the growth of LiDAR companies both in China and around the world. "LeddarTech China is honored to be presenting at this long-standing event that brings together industry leaders and colleagues in optoelectronics to discuss the advancements made in environmental sensing solutions as they pertain to mobility and autonomous driving," said Frantz Saintellemy, President and COO of LeddarTech.   Attend LeddarTech's Presentation:  Flash LiDAR and Environmental Raw Data Fusion Perception Solutions Date: September 10, 2020 Time: 11.15 a.m. China Standard Time Location: Shenzhen World Exhibition Center 2B, 2nd Floor, Hall 2 Attend the Round Table Presentation: ????????????? Date: September 10, 2020 Time: 1.30 -- 2.40 p.m. China Standard Time Location: Shenzhen World Exhibition Center 2B, 2nd Floor, Hall 2 Attendance is open to all delegates.About LeddarTechLeddarTec ......read more

Clip TV and coocaa cooperation live streaming breaks e-commerce record with 2000 in sales

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 5 September 2020 - Clip TV and coocaa cooperated live streaming in more than 10 popular Vietnamese media platforms witnessed new record-high numbers on September 3, drew nearly 36.000 views and more than 42.000 likes.   That was the first time ever coocaa brand and Clip TV cooperated for the launching event of their newest product: 40S3G TV. Customers could purchase the product with 5000K value coupons along with lifetime memberships at the live stream showed on September 3 at 20:00. Immediately, on September 4, the first wave of sales of 2000 units was all sold out. Along with that impressive deal, customers who buy the first 1000 units can get an extra year of free which means 2+1=3 years of warranty.   With high-end quality and breathtaking price, 40S3G TV was launched in more than 10 popular Vietnamese media platforms including VN Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Lazada, Clip TV app, Facebook pages of Ð?i s?ng, Thính, Vietnamnet, GenK, 2Sao.   This first time ever cross-brand cooperation spells a new chapter of TV watching experience and overturns the traditional habits of family entertainment. Coocaa 40S3G latest smart TV provides you with all free content from Clip TV, which enable all customers to watch any their favorite show at any time with no advertisements placed in. Just as easy and smooth as you want.   Now the second wave of flash sale at the best offer of 3.999.000VND will launch on coocaa Lazada online flagship store at https://bit.ly/3hpjP0e on September 9. Seize this unbelievable opportunity and click in for the best treat!   coocaa is a registered trademark of the market-leading TV manufacturer Skyworth. Also, even coocaa has just launched, it already has 23 years Japan standard quality since their product was produced by a Toshiba factory with a really high standard. coocaa joined Vietnamese market at the end of 2018, selling 5 smart TV models' on Lazada including 55S5G, 50S5G, 40S5G, 40S5C ......read more

Uni-Bio Science Group Receives IND Approval for Uni-PTH Liquid Injection by the National Medical Products Administration

Accelerating the Progress of 2nd Generation Uni-PTH Launch HONG KONG, CHINA - EQS Newswire - 4 September 2020 - A fully integrated biopharmaceutical company -- Uni-Bio Science Group Limited (the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; Stock code: 00690.HK) is pleased to announce that Uni-PTH (pre-filled injection pen) or "2nd Generation Uni-PTH" has been successfully approved by the National Medical Products Administration ("NMPA") for clinical trial with the acceptance number of CXSL2000138. The approval allows the Company to begin conducting bridging clinical trials, which will accelerate the launch of 2nd Generation Uni-PTH, expected as soon as 2022. Uni-PTH is the world's only anabolic (bone growing) agent for osteoporosis and ostealgia treatment. Its treatment mechanism is quite different from products already existing in the market. Rather than inhibiting bone absorption, Uni-PTH has been shown to be effective in stimulating new bone formation on quiescent bone surface. By stimulating new bone formation, Uni-PTH can quickly improve bone quality and increase bone density within 6 months of treatment, therefore reducing fracture incidence and bone pain, especially helpful in treating patients with moderate-to-severe osteoporosis and ostealgia. Furthermore, 2nd Generation Uni-PTH improves upon the formulation of 1st Generation Uni-PTH in terms of patient convenience. On 5th May 2020, the Company announced a strategic collaboration with Swiss self-care giant Yposmed to develop 2nd Generation Uni-PTH alongside YpsoPen®, a state-of-the-art pen injector with unparalleled dosing accuracy and minimized injection pain. Together with YpsoPen®, 2nd Generation Uni-PTH is designed to provide safer long-term self-care solution for osteoporosis and ostealgia patients.   Mr. Kingsley Leung, the Chairman of Uni-Bio Science Group, said, "The approval of clinical trial application was faster than we expected. Moreover, the NMPA has been very open to new cli ......read more

HUAX, a digital asset trading platform has surpassed more than 1 million registered users across 200 countries and regions

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 4 September 2020 - HUA Exchange "HUAX" has registered over 1 million users, across 200 countries and regions. HUAX (Hua Exchange) is a digital asset trading platform, registered in Cayman Island. With the key mission of "Your own Exchange, You can Trust", HUAX is currently offering traders with the lowest transaction fees, a cutting-edge security system, and deep liquidity trades for digital assets, over-the-counter and derivatives products. HUAX sophisticated order execution engine provides retail and institutional investors access to low fees and digital assets markets around the world. HUAX service individual investors, institutional investors, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups, and financial advisors. The team's decades of focus on building technology and high-frequency trading automation has enabled HUAX to equip clients with a low latency trading platform to manage and trade their investment portfolios, with the highest standards in compliance and security protocols. HUAX currently lists more than 30 popular digital assets trading pairs, crypto derivatives products, and OTC platforms. These allow investors to increase their digital assets portfolio, through US Dollar, Malaysia Ringgit, Renminbi, and more local payment methods. HUAX operates with a dedicated team of customer service support operating 24 hours a day and seven days a week to deliver a high-speed, secure, and reliable digital asset trading platform. In the product pipeline, HUAX will introduce a range of decentralized financial products, tokenized assets, and stable coins, for greater mainstream participation in cryptocurrencies. "Compared to other digital trading platforms, HUAX has two main advantages, a strong community, and ecosystem development aspect. HUAX has established partnerships with local community partners across various countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, Indonesia, and more. Collaboration with local communities to custo ......read more

JinMatic Launches SEO Rescue Package for Social Enterprises in South East Asia

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 4 September 2020 - JinMatic, one of the leading SEO agencies based in Malaysia, today announced the launching of SEO Rescue Package for social enterprises in South East Asia. This noble initiative focuses on helping social enterprises thrive during the difficult times of pandemic, and to improve their brand awareness and revenue. Any social enterprises in South East Asia are entitled to SEO Rescue Package which is totally free. The applicants will get a customized strategy plan, website diagnosis, and market research. Comprehensive reports will be provided.   JinMatic digital marketing team will carefully review the applicants' websites and provide actionable insights on aspects such as user experience, current keyword rankings, website architecture and content. For example, the team will analyze the applicants' website security and loading speed, which are important factors in improving user experience.   The idea was inspired by a recent collaboration with Du Anyam that happens to be an Indonesian social enterprise. Du Anyam aims at improving the health and financial condition of women in the rural areas. They have also handed over 170 scholarships to students thereby giving them a shot at making a good life and living.   "Running a social enterprise is more challenging than small and medium enterprise because social enterprises have to achieve both economic sustainability and their social mission.", said Terence Lim, founder of JinMatic. Terence continued, "We are all going that extra mile to support one another during this difficult, unpredictable period. By offering this package to social enterprises, we hope we are doing our bit to support the good cause."   This global pandemic seems to have hit everyone hard and so by doing a little, the company may be able to help achieve social objectives. Social enterprises are finding it hardest to thrive because the challenges have got bigger.   JinMatic is pioneered b ......read more

Eat With Your Family Day supports greater family bonding amidst COVID-19

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 4 September 2020 - Strong family bonding is becoming even more pertinent amidst the challenges posed by the COVID-19 season. To celebrate the importance of spending quality family time over a meal and building stronger family ties, Eat With Your Family Day (EWYFD) is encouraging more companies to allow their employees to leave work early at least four times a year so that they can enjoy a meal together with their families.   Underpinned by multiple research studies that show how connecting as a family over a meal can improve the physical and mental health of family members, EWYFD was launched in 2013 by the Centre for Fathering to encourage organisations to arrange for employees to leave work at 5pm so that they can eat with their families. The initiative also aims to remind parents to put aside time to eat with their children regularly.   Held on the last Friday of each school term, the dates for EWYFD 2020 are 13 March, 17 July, 4 September and 20 November. It is brought to you by MUMS for Life, DADs for Life and Centre for Fathering, in support of Made for Families.   "Research has shown that children who eat with their parents thrive emotionally, socially and academically. It is therefore important for parents to put aside time daily, away from work and devices, to connect with their children during meals," said Mr Bryan Tan, CEO of DADs for Life and Centre for Fathering.   He added, "Employers play a critical role in supporting families, as better work-life integration leads to stronger productivity, higher staff commitment and greater job satisfaction. As such, it is important for companies to embrace EWYFD to nurture a family-friendly work culture. Even with employees working at home due to COVID-19, employers can encourage them to consciously stop work early to have a meal with their families."                                                                  Building A Family-Friendly Work Culture   Companies su ......read more

Aon Announces Singapore Coalition to Help Move the Economy Forward

Coalition to focus on creating a benchmark for how local businesses work, travel and convene in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic This is the third of several regional coalitions that Aon will be rolling out globally SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 4 September 2020 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announced the formation of a coalition of leading Singapore companies to strengthen communities and move toward societal and economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition, which recently held its virtual kickoff meeting, consists of key employers from a broad set of sectors focused on re-introducing fundamental aspects of society and the economy: working, traveling and convening. These top Singapore organisations will collaborate to outline a set of guidelines for businesses and communities to help restart the economy safely. Aon has launched similar coalitions in Chicago and New York and plans to conduct similar efforts in other cities, including London and Tokyo. "We are deeply committed to the communities we operate in and are excited to bring this important work to Singapore," said Greg Case, Aon CEO. "We have helped our clients maintain their operations and mitigate risk during the pandemic and believe that we have a responsibility to play a larger role in helping organisations return to the workplace and rebuild economies with confidence and certainty." Convened and led by Aon, the coalition will focus on Work, Travel and Convene efforts across leading businesses. Na Boon Chong, Managing Director & Partner, Human Capital Solutions, Southeast Asia, Aon said, "There is much to gain from a united approach, and we welcome the partnership and sharing of expertise among Singapore companies in navigating the pandemic. We are confident that with our collaborative efforts, we can help local business leaders make better decision ......read more

Syinix to Release the Brand's First Android TV, Continuing to Elevate the User Experience for a Smart Life at Home

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - Syinix, a global smart home appliance brand, will launch the brand's first Android TV™ in Ghana and Nigeria on 15 Sep. Given the increasing demand for smart home appliances, this will be a huge step forward for consumers to elevate their experience and start a smart life.   The new Syinix Android TV features a frameless screen display, Bluetooth 5.0 capabilities, 4K Ultra HD Resolution, Dolby 5.1 Perfect Surround Sound and Android TV operating system at competitive price point.   "Driven by the brand philosophy of 'Starting Smart Life', our goal is to empower customers to modernize and streamline the efficiency of their life at home. We respect for our customers mandates that we always strive to provide the best possible value for our customers at an achievable price. Through our collaboration with Google, we believe it will further elevate the utility of our smart devices, and in turn, give our customers more power to enjoy their family life in a smarter way." said Leon , Marketing Director of Syinix.   Multi-faceted Approach to Connection Gives Users Flexibility Syinix Smart Android TV is equipped with Bluetooth 5.0, which works with many Bluetooth devices such as sound bars, speakers, or a keyboard and mouse to control, and increase the ease of connection. With more options to connect to outside sound systems, it is possible to customize the TV's functions to even better cater to large crowds at home, such as house party guests, enabling people to enjoy socializing with friends or family at home. Meanwhile, Android TV's comprehensive content selection via Google Play includes 5,000+ apps and games, providing users with all-round entertainment experience .   Frameless Display, 4K Ultra HD Resolution and Surround Sound Creates an Immersive Entertainment Experience The Syinix Android TV features a frameless design, offering a greater field of vision. The TV will be sold in a wide range sizes ranging ......read more

Syinix Becomes Leicester City Football Club's Official Home Appliances Partner

LEICESTER, UK - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - The emblematic Syinix mascot Mr. Fox might soon be changing his green hoodie for a royal blue shirt! That's right, Syinix has become Leicester City Football Club's (LCFC) official partner of home appliances. Premier League's Foxes, the most recent first-time champions, were the heroes of the fairytale season that defied all the odds as they lifted the Premier League trophy in 2016. In 2020 they remain a force to be reckoned with, ending the season by qualifying for the Europa League ahead of other illustrious teams, and the team's talismanic striker Jamie Vardy finally winning the Premier League's Golden Boot.   LCFC returned to the Premier League in 2014, one year later Syinix was launched. Since then, the reinvented Foxes team and Syinix have both been on a meteoric rise. Justin. Liu, General Sales Manager of Syinix said: "Syinix is an ambitious undertaking aimed to deliver a smart and better life to our consumers in emerging markets. LCFC is a real challenger in the world of football. We were very impressed with their progress and have identified them as a great ambassador to help convey our ambition to a larger audience."   Harj Hir, Head of Partnerships at Leicester City, said: "We are thrilled to welcome Syinix to Leicester City as an Official Partner. It's great to have such an innovative brand on board, and we look forward to working with them over the next four seasons."   With LCFC, the next celebration is never far away. And now, Syinix will bring fans closer to the next Vardy Party. Syinix core belief "starting smart life" focuses at enriching customer's life experiences. Syinix is thrilled to introduce the upcoming majestic products with special features from LCFC players.   Syinix are ready to bring more spotlight on LCFC and their fantastic players, as well as a chance to bring the fans closer to players with frequent interactive campaigns, prizes, and bigger and smarter android TV. Stay ......read more

SWIFT: New report reveals how cyber attackers ‘cash out’ following large-scale heists

By illuminating final stage in money laundering process, BAE Systems report commissioned by SWIFT supports efforts by banks to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-attacks KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA / MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - SWIFT and BAE Systems Applied Intelligence today published 'Follow the Money', a new report that describes the complex web of money mules, front companies and cryptocurrencies that criminals use to siphon funds from the financial system after a cyber-attack. The report highlights the ingenuity of money laundering tactics to obtain liquid financial assets and avoid any subsequent tracing of the funds. For instance, cyber criminals often recruit unsuspecting job seekers to serve as money mules that extract funds by placing legitimate sounding job advertisements, complete with references to the organisation's diversity and inclusion commitments. They use insiders at financial institutions to evade or undermine the scrutiny of compliance teams carrying out know-your-customer (KYC) and due diligence checks on new account openings. And they convert stolen funds into assets such as property and jewellery which are likely to hold their value and less likely to attract the attention of law enforcement. SWIFT commissioned BAE Systems to investigate this element of the money laundering process as part of its Customer Security Programme (CSP). The CSP continually helps the financial community to strengthen its cyber defences through a range of measures including mandatory controls, intelligence sharing and thought leadership. Although there has been much research into the methods that cyber criminals use to conduct attacks, there has been less investigation into what happens to funds once they have been stolen. The aim of this report is to illuminate the techniques used by cyber criminals to 'cash out' so that SWIFT's global community of over 11,000 financial institutions, market infrastructures and corporates can bette ......read more

Amazon Launches New Category for Pets in Singapore on Amazon.sg

More than half a million products now available on Amazon.sg's new Pet Supplies category, catering to dogs, cats, small animals, fish and aquatic pets, birds as well as reptiles and amphibians Shine a spotlight on your pet by joining the Face of Amazon Pets Contest and win a chance for your pet to be featured on Amazon.sg plus walk away with over $1,500 worth of prizes   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - (NASDAQ: AMZN) - Amazon officially launches the Pet Supplies category on Amazon.sg to meet the needs of Singapore's furry, feathered and finned residents. The Pet Supplies launch offers more than half a million products catering to dogs, cats, small animals, fish and aquatic pets, birds as well as reptiles and amphibians. These products range from pet apparel and accessories, toys, training and behaviour aids, food, and more, and are available today at great prices and convenience at www.amazon.sg/pets   In celebration of pets and the new Pet Supplies category launch, Amazon Singapore is hosting a 'Face of Amazon Pets' contest, inviting pet owners to post pictures of their pets to win a chance for their pet to be featured on Amazon.sg and walk away with over $1,500 worth of prizes. The contest is live from now till 10 September, 2020. More details for the contest can be found below and in link here: amazon.sg/foap   "Our pets play such an important role in our everyday lives and it is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and how we can become closer to each other because of them. As a pet owner myself, I am thrilled to launch pet supplies on Amazon.sg with over half a million items for our dearest companions. We want pet owners to have peace of mind with this vast selection, great deals and fuss-free shopping, and spend quality time with their pets," said Henry Low, Country Manager, Amazon Singapore.   Exclusive Deals for the Newly Launched Pet Supplies Category T ......read more

CIFI's contracted sales grew by 86% year on year to RMB 25.60 billion in August 2020

For first eight months, contracted sales grew by 10% to RMB128.32 billion; cash collection exceeded RMB 120.00 billion HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - In August 2020, the Group achieved contracted sales of RMB25.60 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of approximately 86% (compared to August 2019). GFA sold under contracts amounted to approximately 1,816,500 sq.m. Contracted ASP was approximately RMB 14,100 per sq.m. in August 2020.   From January to August 2020, the Group achieved contracted sales of RMB128.32 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of approximately 10%. GFA sold under contracts amounted to approximately 8,244,300 sq.m., Contracted ASP was approximately RMB 15,600 per sq.m. from January to August 2020.   Land Acquisition In August 2020, the Group completed the following land acquisitions:  City Project Group's  Equity Interest Intended Primary Use Site Area (sq.m.) Total Planned GFA (Excluding Carpark) (sq.m.) Group's Attributable Consideration (RMB) Average Land Cost (Excluding Carpark) (RMB/ sq.m.) Changsha Yuhua District, No. 2020-062 Project 100% Residential/ Commercial 113,700 341,100 1,125,500,000 3,300 Changde Wuling District, Chang Guo Chu, No. 2020-20 Project 100% Residential/ Commercial 184,800 542,200 1,165,730,000 2,150 Chengdu Shiqiao Town, Jianyang City, 47 Mu Project 60% Residential 31,200 78,000 139,140,000 2,973 Shanghai Gumei North Community, Qibao Town, Minhang District, 27-01 Project Unit S110501 51% Residential 37,500 82,500 2,306,870,000 54,814 Beijing Renhe, Shunyi District, ......read more

WeTrust Asset Management Selects Refinitiv's Cloud-based Solutions to Power Investment Management Operations

Refinitiv’s integrated front-to-back solution optimises newly launched Singapore-based hedge fund’s investment process SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - Refinitiv, one of the world's leading providers of financial market data and infrastructure to the buy-side, announced today that Singapore-based hedge fund, WeTrust Asset Management, has adopted its end-to-end trading workflow and data solutions to support its investment management operations. WeTrust Asset Management, founded by Keith Wu, former Head of Equity Investment for China Everbright Limited and three-year champion of China Securities Journal's Golden Bull Awards, launched its flagship China focused L/S equity strategy, WeTrust Absolute Return Growth Fund, earlier this year.   Comprising of Eikon, AlphaDesk and REDI EMS, Refinitiv provides WeTrust with a multi-broker, cross asset, electronic execution platform whilst equipping the firm with automated pre-post trade compliance, integrated risk, modelling, rebalancing and live P&L for order management. This is all in addition to Eikon terminals providing research and analytics accessibility in an integrated offering. From a back office perspective, Refinitiv also facilitates the firm with its historical transactions, automated reconciliation with counterparties, performance and reporting alongside shadow NAV, dividends, corporate actions and much more.   "We are delighted to be part of WeTrust's growth journey in Asia and to support their operations as the fund grows. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of having strong and robust technology infrastructure for buy-side traders and asset managers to navigate the changing business environment. Our cloud-based platform offers a one-stop-shop solution for hedge fund managers, providing a seamless path to implementation and integration, yielding significant cost-savings and agility for our professionals across the buy-side community," said Paul Palackel, Business Director ......read more

Ultimaker Experiences Exceptional First Half of 2020 Highlighted by Global Growth and Professional 3D Printing Innovation

Company leads the professional 3D printing market fueled by customer-first approach UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - Ultimaker, the global leader in professional 3D printing, today announced that the first half of 2020 was a hallmark year for the company thanks to several significant business breakthroughs and growth milestones that position the company for continued expansion in the second half of 2020 and beyond.   In the first six months of the year, Ultimaker experienced double-digit growth year-over-year globally, including over 30% growth in the US alone. This was due in part to disruption in manufacturing from the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a paradigm shift in the global supply chain. Localized manufacturing, reduced downtime and cost reduction have become priorities which coincided with the heighted awareness of professional 3D printing and its impact on productivity. Ultimaker's notable growth is evidence of this rising trend.   Ultimaker is the largest player in the professional 3D printing market and continues to grow. The company has on-boarded six new resellers in the Americas and implemented a new distribution model in the APAC region to support their go-to-market strategy. Ultimaker's leadership position is attributed to a customer-centric approach and commitment to maintaining transparent relationships with its business partners and end-users.   In addition to its continued business growth, Ultimaker launched two enterprise solutions in the first half of 2020 ­-- Ultimaker Essentials and Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy. Ultimaker Essentials provides professionals with an innovation-ready software platform that enables seamless control and management across distributed 3D printers, and Ultimaker 3D Printing Academy is the company's new eLearning platform that aids in bridging the skills gap for manufacturers and engineers looking to leverage 3D printing in their supply chain. Both products further Ultimake ......read more

Free entry to Madame Tussauds for Healthcare Workers

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 September 2020 - The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for everyone in various ways, we recognize lots of people have played a big part in containing the spread of the virus. In particular we wanted to thank the healthcare workers, they have been tirelessly working in a higher risk environment, sometimes away from their own families. In recognition of their commitment and hard work, Madame Tussauds Singapore is giving all Singapore's Healthcare Workers free entry into the attraction from now till 30 September 2020. Healthcare workers need to register via madametussauds.com/singapore/en/thankyou and present a valid healthcare ID at Madame Tussauds Singapore admission counter during redemption period. In order to enjoy stardom to the fullest, their friends and family will also receive 50% off. "Not all superheroes wear capes, and their heroic dedication and kindness have kept most of us safe, while exposing themselves to the dangers of this virus. With this token of appreciation, we hope that we can bring smiles to the healthcare heroes in Singapore while they enjoy themselves on the red carpet with their favourite celebrities" said Alex Ward, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Singapore.  Registrants will receive a unique gift code, valid for one entry. The tickets must be redeemed in the month of September. The full experience includes; Madame Tussauds, Images of Singapore and the Spirit of Singapore boat ride. Madame Tussauds Singapore is based on Imbiah Lookout -- Sentosa. Twitter: @MTsSingapore Instagram: @mtssingapore Facebook: www.facebook.com/MadameTussaudsSingapore About Madame TussaudsMadame Tussauds is the ultimate celebrity experience and the world's best known and most popular wax attraction. There are currently 23 Madame Tussauds attractions around the world.  Each of the attractions is unique and tailored to the host city and visitor demographic to feature both local as well as international figures. These attractions ......read more

CWT announces new operating structure

MINNEAPOLIS, USA - EQS Newswire - 2 September 2020 - CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces a new operating structure aimed to accelerate innovation, transformation and growth. With immediate effect, Patrick Andersen is appointed President, RoomIt & Commercial, Niklas Andréen is appointed President, Traveler Experience & Customer, and Michelle McKinney Frymire is appointed President, Strategy & Transformation, Chief Financial Officer. Patrick Andersen - President, RoomIt & Commercial Niklas Andréen - President, Traveler Experience and Customer Michelle McKinney Frymire - President, Strategy & Transformation, Chief Financial Officer The three newly created global operating units these leaders will oversee comprise: RoomIt & Commercial: Global Supplier Management, RoomIt, Marketing, Product, Partnerships, External Communications, and Solutions Group; Traveler Experience & Customer: Traveler Experience, Global Sales, and Customer Engagement, including oversight of all industry verticals; Strategy & Transformation: Finance, Technology, Talent & Performance, Enterprise Projects and Strategy. Along with these changes, Kelly Kuhn, an outstanding leader throughout her thirty-plus year career at CWT who has delivered market share growth and strong performance as Chief Customer Officer over the past four years, has decided to step back from her operating role to assume the newly created role of Special Advisor, while remaining on the Executive Leadership Team. Lauren Aste, Chief Legal Officer, Catherine Maguire-Vielle, Chief Human Resources Officer, John Pelant, Chief Technology Officer, and Chris Vukelich, Strategic Advisor, remain in their roles and on the Executive Leadership Team. CWT has taken a number of additional steps to weather the challenges of the pandemic and position for the future. The company recently announced a successful capital raise of $250M ......read more

Trend Micro Research Finds Both On-Premise and Cloud-based Servers Compromised by Criminal Underground

Understanding the infrastructure behind cybercrime helps detect and stop operations HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 2 September 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader in cloud security, today released research that states organizations' on-premise and cloud-based servers are compromised, abused and rented out as part of a sophisticated criminal monetization lifecycle. The findings come from the second of a three-part report series looking at how the underground hosting market operates. The findings show that cryptocurrency mining activity should be the indicator for IT security teams to be on high alert. While cryptomining may not cause disruption or financial losses on its own, mining software is usually deployed to monetize compromised servers that are sitting idle while criminals plot larger money-making schemes. These include exfiltrating valuable data, selling server access for further abuse, or preparing for a targeted ransomware attack. Any servers found to contain cryptominers should be flagged for immediate remediation and investigation. "From dedicated bulletproof hosting to anonymizing services, domain name provision and compromised legitimate assets, the cybercriminal underground boasts a sophisticated range of infrastructure offerings to support monetization campaigns of all types," said Bob McArdle, director of forward-looking threat research for Trend Micro. "Our goal is to raise awareness and understanding of cybercriminal infrastructure to help law enforcement agencies, customers and other researchers block avenues for cybercrime and drive costs up for threat actors." The report lists the main underground hosting services available today, providing technical details of how they work and how criminals use them to run their businesses. This includes a detailed description of the typical lifecycle of a compromised server, from initial compromise to final attack. Cloud servers are particularly exposed to co ......read more

Amanie Shariah Supervisory Board Endorses Walton's Land Investment Product as Shariah-Compliant

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 2 September 2020 - The Walton Group of Companies ("Walton"), an international real estate investment company specializing in providing innovative land-based real estate products concentrated on major North American growth corridors, announced that its Exit-Focused Land investment has been endorsed by the Amanie Shariah Supervisory Board ("Amanie") as a Shariah-compliant investment product.    Walton's exit-focused pre-development land investment provides an innovative solution to U.S. public homebuilders as they move to streamline and optimize their land inventory pipelines.   Walton identifies a parcel of pre-development land that a public homebuilder desires to develop in the near term. Concurrent to property acquisition, Walton enters into an Exit-Focused Letter of Intent with the builder. This allows the builder a fixed period of time to work on their development plan and to negotiate the terms of a phase-by-phase purchase of the property. Once ready to purchase and develop the property, the homebuilder is able to improve their return on capital by aligning land payments with home sales activity. In turn, investors benefit from a diversified stream of income for the duration of the development. By working with the largest public homebuilders and focusing on the fastest growing regions in the U.S., Walton is able to offer a unique way for investors to diversify their portfolios with exposure to the fast-growing U.S. housing market.   Bill Doherty, Chief Executive Officer of Walton International Group, said: "We are extremely pleased that our Exit-Focused Land investment has received the endorsement of Amanie. This is important as our expanding Muslim client base can now be reassured that our investment products are Shariah-compliant. This endorsement provides an opportunity for Walton to offer our land-based investment products in Islamic Finance centers throughout our regions".   Amanie Advisors is a leading Shariah advisor ......read more

Sapa Thale to Accompany Startup Community in Covid-19 Pandemic

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - Sapa Thale Group considers the complicated situation of the Covid-19 pandemic and enormous difficulty of the global financial market as a good time to invest and support for startups in Vietnam in particular and around the world in general. Mr. Mai Vu Minh (third from right) during his visit to TRB Group in the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia-Herzegovina)   As reported in a survey by Startup Genome, about 74% of startups in 45 countries were forced to lay off their full-time employees due to the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most startups only have enough capital to maintain their business operation for a few months while their hope to mobilize more short term capital almost "fades". This will consequently put two-thirds of all startups out of business after the ending of Covid-19 pandemic. Startups in Vietnam are no exception as they are under great financial pressure even though the Government has a credit support package to help enterprises overcome difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. But this package only is perhaps not enough. Billionaire Mai Vu Minh visits leaders in the word.   The New Normal Sapa Thale leaders paid a visit and worked with TRB Group, a company founded in 1955 and based in the Republic of Srpska (Bosnia-Herzegovina). Specializing in defense and security field, TRB Group has a diverse portfolio of products and solutions. Sapa Thale shows its desire to invest in information technology, transfer and application in Vietnam and some countries around the world with an estimated capital of hundreds of millions USD.   These technology applications meet the explosive demands of connection and data processing in addition to monitoring the network to each node and ensuring the integration of network safety and security immediately upon their design and development after the Covid-19 pandemic.   "Besides its negative impact on the global economy, the Covid-19 pandemic also creates ......read more

A-City Launches Its New Brand Concept in an Event Featuring the Beauty of Smart Living

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - On 18 August 2020, A-City Group Limited ("A-City" or "the Company") launched its new brand concept at an event featuring the beauty of smart living at the Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou. The event was attended by Mr Chen Zhuo Lin, Chairman and President of Agile Group Holdings Limited ("Agile" or "the Group", Stock code: 3383.HK) , and other senior executives of the Group, as well as Mr Hou Yunchun, Member of the National Committee of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Former Deputy Director-General and Researcher of the Development Research Center of the State Council, and President of the China Enterprises Evaluation Association, Mr Liu Xiuchen, Former Counselor of the State Council, Former Vice President of the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture, and Landscape Architecture Expert Advisor at the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the PRC, as well as over 300 business partners and the media.   As an integral part of the Group's diverse operations, A-City integrated its business strategy with that of its parent company and revealed its new brand concept and core business at the event. Specifically, it will be committed to creating great space with intelligence and engage in the core business of ecological landscape and intelligent home and decoration in an effort to provide services of ecological habitat and reinforce market position as a leading ecological habitat service provider in the PRC. Mr Chen Zhuo Lin, Chairman and President of Agile Group Holdings Limited, and other senior management team attended the new brand launch of A-City. Brand Upgrade after Thirty Years of Development Over the past three decades, Agile has forged ahead with its development, guided by its commitment to craftsmanship whether as a manufacturer of premium wood furniture or a developer of award-winning rea ......read more

Atradius: Asia faces sharp rise in insolvencies as Covid-19 pressure mounts

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - Atradius forecasts a jump in insolvencies across Asia in 2020, with Hong Kong expected to be one of the most affected markets across the globe. The increases are primarily driven by the impact the Covid-19 pandemic is having on global economies. Every major economy, except for China, is expected to enter recession this year, the depth and length of which will be determined by the ability of economies to manage health regulations and either exit lockdowns or thrive in social distancing.   Atradius Chief Economist John Lorié commented, "Government measures have reduced the anticipated increase in bankruptcy filings in a range of ways. They have either shifted the threshold for filing, reduced debtor's ability to force bankruptcy, or provided sufficient financial support to delay filings. However, as the support programs begin to expire, the number of filings should climb rapidly."   Among Asian economies, Atradius forecasts insolvencies to rise 39% in Hong Kong, behind just Turkey and the United States in the global ranking. The city's economy is in a deep recession and there has been little or no suspension of insolvency proceedings. However, Hong Kong's government has implemented a sizable fiscal stimulus programme that has helped to dampen the number of insolvencies. Elsewhere in the region, Japan, Singapore and South Korea will experience a considerable growth in insolvencies during 2020 but see a significant decrease in 2021.   Bart Poublon, Head of Risk for Atradius APAC said, "The pandemic has put downward pressure on Asia's export-driven economies as global supply chains come under pressure and demand wanes. However, as one of the first regions to reopen, Asia is well-positioned to benefit from the rebound in economic activity, which will lead to falling rates of insolvency in 2021.   Get the 2020 Q3 Insolvency Report here: https://atradius.com.hk/en/publications/economic-research-2020-insolv ......read more

Synova Substantially Limits the Swiss Part of EP 1833636 B1 as Granted Before the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

ZUG, SWITZERLAND - Newsaktuell - 1 September 2020 - Following substantial evidence brought up against the validity of Synova's EP 1833636 B1 by Avonisys AG in ongoing court proceedings before the Swiss Federal Patent Court, Synova substantially limited the original patent on 14 August 2020 by means of limitation proceedings before the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.   Evidence proving that key, if not all, features of the claims of EP 1833636 B1 as granted had either been realized in numerous machines sold prior to the filing date of the patent application or were already in the public domain by means of other public disclosure, seems to have pushed Synova's management to limit the original patent in an effort to maintain protection for at least some of the originally claimed subject-matter.   Synova's move supports Avonisys' view that most, if not all, of EP 1833636 B1's claims were invalid in the light of the quality and overwhelming amount of evidence. It also casts additional and significant doubt on the legitimacy of Synova's original patent infringement proceedings against Avonisys AG.   "All the facts are on the table now and we remain confident that the competent Swiss court will draw the right conclusions in this case soon", comments Stephan Mohren, Chairman of the Board of Directors Avonisys AG.   The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. About AvonisysAvonisys is an engineering and technology company based in Zug, Switzerland. It develops and produces state-of-the-art waterjet laser technology that is designed to pair well with modern high-performance and high power fiber lasers. Also branded as "Laser Micro Milling" technology, it offers fully integrated laser machines as well as waterjet laser integration packages for plug-and-play integration with 3rd party CNC machines. Market feedback confirms that customers worldwide appreciate Avonisys' robust technology performance and user-friendly system operation. ......read more

Chubb launches enhanced business package insurance for SMEs in Hong Kong SAR

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - Chubb announced today the launch of Enterprise Guard Plus with enhanced benefits to its existing business package insurance policy in Hong Kong SAR. The enhanced product offers greater coverage for the evolving needs of businesses, in particular for  new exposures due to COVID-19. With the movement restrictions severely impacting business operations and the economy, more businesses have shifted their operations online. At the same time, corporate IT  departments have also had to focus resources on keeping networks up and running, potentially impacting their ability to detect malicious activity quickly. In response to this, the enhanced plan comes with an optional legal liability cover that protects businesses when handling personal data. Here are highlights of the new and enhanced benefits[1]: 1.       Newly added material damage cover includes daily cash benefits, exhibition materials, and accidental glass breakage. 2.      New for old cover for damaged contents. 3.       Double up increased costs of work in case of business interruption. 4.      Fraudulent use of company credit card. 5.       Legal liability extended to cover bodily injury arising from activities arranged by social and welfare club. 6.      Optional legal liability cover that protects businesses when handling  personal data. Stanley Wong, President of Chubb's general insurance business in Hong Kong SAR said, "With the on-going pandemic and business restrictions in Hong Kong, SMEs are the hardest hit in the economic downturn. We understand the emerging risks as businesses adapt their operations to the new normal. With Enterprise Guard Plus, we have tailored coverage to respond to the evolving risks so that SMEs can sustain their core business with confidence." For more information about Chubb's Enterprise Guard Plus Insurance, please visit chubb.com/hk-en/business/business-pack-insurance.aspx. [1] These highlights are an ......read more

Experience Philips 70-inch UHD LED TV Perfection

8200 series Android TVs delight with bright picture, clear sound, smooth motion, and easy control SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - The new Philips 8200 series of 4K UHD LED Android TVs are now available. The 8200 series TVs are available in four screen sizes: 50", 55", 65", and the 70" flagship, the PUT8215. These slim new LED TVs transform home entertainment with immersive visuals and amazing sound, plus the ultimate in ease-of-use features to ensure you're always in control.   Real color. Smooth motion. Incredible depth   The P5 Perfect Picture Engine gets the most out of the stunning 4K LED screen, bringing you to another realm of visual experience, by always delivering perfection, whatever the video source. Details have more depth. Colors are vivid, but skin tones remain natural. Contrast is so crisp you'll feel every detail, and motion is so smooth that you'll never lose sight of the ball, no matter how fast the play. The P5 Engine is backed up by the fidelity of Dolby Vision, ensuring you'll enjoy all the same contrast, brightness and color that the director intended.   Your Philips TV is specifically designed to get the most out of the latest HDR10+ video format. High Dynamic Range Plus redefines in-home entertainment through advances in contrast and color, as levels are adjusted to provide the best picture, from frame to frame. No matter whether it's the latest blockbuster or your favorite series, colors are truer, shadows are deeper, and bright surfaces shine.   Crisp sound. Hear every word   This TV series' remarkably clear sound, with well-balanced audio from full-range speakers, lets you hear every word, in every scene -- for crisp, clear dialogue, and punchy effects. Dolby Atmos technology further ensures spacious sound with clarity, detail, and depth. Twin 10W full range speakers provide 20 watts of output power to fill the room with sound, and there's optical digital audio out for external speakers.   Endless content ......read more

Executive Appointment: Mashreq announces Rania Nerhal as Chief Client Experience & Conduct Officer

Bank announces new Client Experience & Conduct Group within organizational structure DUBAI, UAE - EQS Newswire - 1 September 2020 - Mashreq, one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, has appointed Rania Nerhal as its Chief Client Experience & Conduct Officer. Rania will be leading the bank's newly formed Client Experience & Conduct Group (CXCG). The new division will be responsible for enhancing the bank's client experience strategy. It will also ensure that business continues to be conducted efficiently, ethically and effectively, and all policies are clearly and regularly communicated to all clients.  Rania joined Mashreq in February 2018 as Head of Public Sector, Healthcare, Education & Energy. Under her leadership, relevant sector teams have established the MEED Energy Club as well as Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Forum which are landmark achievements to Mashreq's positioning within the respective industries, and which helped create market awareness of Mashreq's strong sector capabilities. Rania brings more than 25 years of experience in client relationship management in the banking industry. Before joining Mashreq, she held executive management roles such as Head of Client Corporate Coverage and Head of Large Corporates & Public Sector at Egyptian American Bank, Commercial Bank of Dubai, and Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait. Most recently she was with HSBC, where in addition to her role as Senior Corporate Banker, she was Head of Corporate Banking, Dubai, where she led corporate banking coverage teams in charge of a large portfolio of diversified industries and segments. Commenting on the announcement, Ahmed Abdelaal, Group CEO of Mashreq Bank said: "It gives me great pleasure to announce Rania as our Chief Client Experience & Conduct Officer. Having worked with her for the past few years, I am confident that she is the best person suited to take on this new role. Customer-centricity has always been at the heart of everythin ......read more

New Rotary Latch Actuator from Southco Features Modern Styling and Integrated Electronic Locking Functionality

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - Southco Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Southco Inc., a leading global provider of engineered access solutions such as locks, latches, captive fasteners, electronic access solutions and hinges/ positioning technology, has expanded its successful line of rotary latch actuators with a new version that combines keyless electronic locking with modern design. Southco's AC-11-EM Rotary Latch Actuator with electronic locking functionality eliminates the need for mechanical key access when connected to a remote access controller, such as a key fob, or to an existing control system, such as a button located within a vehicle's interior. AC-11-EM Rotary Latch Actuator The AC-11-EM Rotary Latch Actuator with electronically controlled locking features a flush mount oval shape that complements modern industrial styling. With its recessed handle design, the AC-11-EM eases operation when opening panels and doors with a gloved hand, while reducing snag and catch points. Featuring a heavy duty design and corrosion resistant construction, the AC-11-EM provides robust protection for outdoor applications including off-highway entry doors and specialty vehicle storage panels. Available with a variety of key locking options, the AC-11 provides direct, single or multipoint actuation of a connected latch. "The AC-11-EM Rotary Latch Actuator with electronic locking provides a convenient upgrade to electronic access control," said Global Product Manager Cindy Bart. "The rounded edge provides a sleek look that complements applications where dependable remote actuation of a connected rotary latch is critical." About SouthcoSouthco, Inc. is the leading global designer and manufacturer of engineered access solutions. From quality and performance to aesthetics and ergonomics, we understand that first impressions are lasting impressions in product design. For over 70 years, Southco has helped the world's most recognized brands create value ......read more

OneWire Expands Financial Services Recruiting Platform Into Asia in Partnership with i6TG

i6TG customers to access OneWire.com and Matchbook.io across Asia-Pacific region  HONG KONG, CHINA/SINGAPORE/TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 1 September 2020 - OneWire, the leading online recruitment platform for the financial services industry, today announced the offering of its suite of products to Asian based customers through a partnership with i6TG. i6TG is a human resource service solutions provider in Japan and is a member of the TG Group, which is a regional human resource services consultancy with direct investments in human resource solution companies in the Asia Pacific region, namely Singapore, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.   Through the partnership, i6TG customers will be able to advertise open job positions in different cities and countries and search from over 700K candidates on OneWire.com to source and recruit talent in the financial services sector. Hiring managers will also be able to join Matchbook.io, a role-based talent marketplace that presents screened and vetted finance talent ready to make a career move, while interviewing candidates all free of charge. Matchbook charges a reduced success fee if a hire is made, limiting the up-front risk, and putting the firm in control of the hiring process.    "Our strategic alliance with i6TG will allow multi-national financial services firms to utilize our global sourcing and recruiting platform across Asia, while we leverage local expertise to build and cultivate commercial business relationships on the ground", said Eric Stutzke, CEO of OneWire. Stutzke continued, "We feel there is an enormous market opportunity to launch our recruiting platform across the Asian markets especially given the uncertainty in Hong Kong, as finance firms and workers evaluate transitioning their business and career to different countries in the Asia Pacific rim. We are well positioned to follow the flow of assets and human capital across the region."   Ryuji Sato, CEO of i6TG s ......read more

"The Bridge" By Double Vision Crosses Over Into Award Territory

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 31 August 2020 - The second season of "The Bridge" by Malaysian production company Double Vision was recently nominated for four categories including "Best Asian Drama for a Regional / International Market" at the inaugural ContentAsia Awards.   The category is for drama programming made in Asia for more than a single market in the region, or for a regional or international/global audience.   It was also nominated for Best TV Format Adaptation (Scripted) in Asia while the show's executive producer TJ Lee was nominated for Best Director of a Scripted TV Programme. Malaysian actor Bront Palarae, who plays the character Megat Jamil in the show, was nominated for Best Male Lead in a TV Programme.   The ContentAsia Awards honour the best of Asian content and are hosted by Content Asia, one of the region's foremost entertainment industry information platforms. "The Bridge is one of the biggest shows to come out of Southeast Asia although it did take us a while to get noticed. But we persevered and to be recognised at the inaugural ContentAsia Awards as among the best in Asia is a great validation of our work!"   "To be recognised at the same level as some of the region's largest and very established players is testimony to Double Vision's potential and capability to produce high quality content," she added. Season One -- broadcast on Hong Kong-based over-the-top (OTT) video streaming platform Viu, HBO Asia and Malaysia's largest terrestrial broadcaster, Media Prima -- was the first Asian adaptation of the original Swedish-Danish production of Hans Rosenfeldt's Nordic noir crime television series. A unique deal structure for the first season -- which was Malaysia's entry for "Best Drama" and "Best Adaptation of an Existing Format" at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards -- saw the three broadcasters unprecedentedly sharing broadcast rights across 27 territories for the premiere of the licensed format show from in ......read more

Infinix to feature a Prominent Kenyan designer for the Zero 8 Launch

NAIROBI, KENYA - Media OutReach - 31 August 2020 - Infinix, a global leader in consumer electronics market, is tipped to partner with Sally Karago, an award-winning international fashion designer, to launch the Zero 8 smartphone in the Kenyan market. This partnership with a high-end designer is geared towards raising the Infinix's brand position and perception in the market as a high end phone. This is also part of a broader push to combine tech with fashion to create products that are a fusion of design and innovation.   According to the company, Infinix is taking a step to be more premium and able to compete and be the face of this new direction as a fashion-conscious brand. This direction is very much in tandem with the expected target customers, whose lifestyle could be described as image and fashion-conscious and trendy, with a taste for high end gadgets.   "Infinix will continue to play its key role in developing devices that meet the market needs as well as technology of the day that endear users to the future lifestyle aspirations", said Mike Zhang, Infinix Kenya Brand Manager.   With her international acclaim, Sally will be a sure bet in designing garments to be worn by three celebrities currently working with Infinix. Inspired by the Turkana culture, Sally's fashion collection will be made using local African fabrics and beads for accessories (all drawn from the Turkana culture). The design will feature diamond shaped elements which is the main design concept for the Zero 8 smartphone. Below is a sneak peek of how the garments will appear.   The accessories, including beads, which will also be drawn from Sally's Turkana collection experience, would feature the main colors of the Infinix brand, which are green, black and white. Sally will also design shirts to be won by Infinix sales representatives, these will feature the diamond shaped elements, as well as ethnic fabrics that resonate with the Infinix brand colors, thus creating an integration ......read more

Mead Johnson Nutrition’s Social Impact Program to Combat Postpartum Depression Claims GOLD for ‘The Best Use of Content’ at Marketing Magazine’s PR Awards 2020

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 August 2020 - Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN) Hong Kong's social impact program to combat postpartum depression, was recognized at Marketing Magazine's PR Awards 2020, receiving the GOLD award in 'The Best Use of Content' category, and a Bronze award in the 'Best PR Campaign -- Corporate Social Responsibility' category.   Launched in 2019, the award-winning campaign 'Happy mom, Healthy baby' is a territory-wide movement to stop the silent struggle of postpartum depression and support the emotional wellbeing of postpartum women. With the extensive support of healthcare professionals specializing in psychiatry and psychology, social workers, registered nurses and midwives, MJN provides substantial support and a comprehensive platform to empower postpartum women and their families to embrace behavioural and perception changes towards postpartum depression.   "We exist to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world. In line with Mead Johnson Nutrition's brand mission of empowering mothers to nourish their child for the best start in life, we have been working closely with healthcare experts to provide professional support on new mothers' wellbeing, from their nutrition needs, physical health, to emotional wellness," said Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, General Manager Hong Kong & Taiwan, Health. "It's an honour to be recognised for our ongoing efforts to make a positive difference in the community. We are committed to becoming an influential leader by building a more caring and inclusive community through meaningful social impact programs."   Every one in ten postpartum women in Hong Kong suffer from postpartum depression[1] and this can be a worrying topic for mothers. To turn the complex medical information into friendly, light and interactive message that resonates with mothers, the campaign featured an authentic story about a celebrity combating postpartum mood swings. With its extensive ......read more

Hong Kong Accounted for 54% of the Total APAC Data Center Investment Volume in 2020YTD

Hong Kong also ranked the fourth most attractive data center location in APAC  HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 31 August 2020 - Investment into data centers in Asia Pacific (APAC) is on the rise with the total transaction volume between 2018 and 2020 totalling USD 5.70 billion, 7.2x that between 2015 and 2017. Despite the pandemic outbreak, investment activity in the sector remains relatively robust with the total transaction volume in APAC over the first eight months of 2020 reaching USD 1.43 billion, about 56% of the 2019 level.   Highly sought after by investors and owner-operators, Hong Kong accounted for 54% of total investment into the APAC data center market in 2020 to date. Among the most notable transactions, China Mobile secured an industrial government site for HKD 5.60 billion in July. The record high A.V. of HKD 5,967 per sq ft was 56% higher than the closest bid; demonstrating the eagerness of the buyer to secure a data center site amidst limited supply.   Hong Kong is an ideal data center location. According to the latest research by Cushman & Wakefield, the city ranked the fourth most attractive data center location in APAC, trailing Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Hong Kong ranked highest in terms of low tax rate and low climate risks and ranked in the middle in the categories of fiber connectivity, market maturity, and electricity costs. However, it scored poorly on its high real estate costs.   As of end-2Q20, total data center stock in Hong Kong amounted to 7.9 million sq ft, of which 80% was dominated by 10 operators including the two largest local operators -- SUNeVision and PCCW Solutions (which account for 31% of the market area). International operators collectively occupy around 30% and Cushman & Wakefield expects the proportion of these non-local operators in the market will continue to increase over the near-term due to their pre-commitments of new projects in the supply pipeline.   Over the next four years, a combi ......read more

Jestac launches Lonprotect, Singapore's very first antiviral wallpaper and flooring

Tested and proven to deactivate 99.9% of viruses  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 31 August 2020 - Jestac, a leading interior specialist company, has launched Lonprotect, Singapore's first antiviral vinyl wallpaper and flooring.  Lonprotect uses an advanced antiviral technology from Japan that is able to reduce the effectiveness of contagious viruses by 99.9% within an hour. The technology has been tested on the avian coronavirus and the avian influenza virus (H5N3), which hail from the same coronavirus family as the flu and COVID-19 viruses.   With COVID-19 continuing to be a serious concern around the world, individuals and businesses are looking for long-term solutions that ensure safety in their environments. Unlike disinfectants, the antiviral technology in Lonprotect products remains effective around the clock and in the long run.   "In times of a pandemic, everyone looks for a safer option for their everyday needs. Lonprotect uses an advanced technology that is tested and proven to safeguard against viruses. We are glad to be the first to introduce this functional and low-maintenance wallpaper and flooring solution for anyone looking for the additional layer of protection within their spaces," says Keith Cheong, Business Development Manager of Jestac.   How it works When viruses come into contact with a Lonprotect surface, the active agents in the vinyl chloride resin layer destroy the living envelope of the virus. As the virus cannot survive without its envelope, it cannot replicate and is considered inactivated.   In addition to having antiviral properties and requiring little to no maintenance, Lonprotect products also inhibit the growth of infection-causing bacteria such as E.Coli. The vinyl wallpaper prevents the growth of mould and keeps the walls clean and safe. Tested by scientists from Tottori University in Japan, the antiviral effect of the wallpaper and flooring is proven to be effective in the long-run.   "Lonprotect antiviral wall ......read more

China Zhongwang Announces 2020 Interim Results; Net Profit Amounts to RMB530 Million

Seizes the demand of new infrastructure and develops high-end aluminium products Carries on the spirit of innovation to strengthen product advantages Results Highlights: Seized the demand of new infrastructure, and continued to leverage the synergistic advantages of its three core businesses. Resumed operation and production in the second quarter, with all businesses progressed in an orderly manner. Recorded sustained income from aluminium alloy formwork leasing business. Contributed to light-weight development to bring about the green and smart development in the transportation sector.   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 28 August 2020 - China Zhongwang Holdings Limited ("China Zhongwang" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries the "Group"; stock code: 01333), a world-leading fabricated aluminium products developer and manufacturer, announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020 ("the Period under Review"). During the Period under Review, the Group recorded an overall sales volume of approximately 351,637 tonnes, with total revenue amounting to approximately RMB8.66 billion. Profit for the period was approximately RMB530 million, while earnings per share amounted to approximately RMB0.07.   Mr. Lu Changqing, Chairman and President of China Zhongwang, said, "Major breakthroughs will be seen in the application of aluminium alloy products in areas that are significantly beneficial to the society as new infrastructure construction (the "new infrastructure") is being carried out gradually in the relevant fields, coupled with the acceleration of the industrialisation of aluminium fabrication. The Group will continue to leverage the synergistic advantages of its three core businesses and the first-mover advantages of its cutting-edge technologies and innovative products, so as to seize the opportunities for development. Meanwhile, the Group will further expand the application of aluminium alloy products in various fields, ......read more

Uni-Bio Science Group Announces 2020 Interim Results

Operating Profit From Marketed Pharmaceutical Products Recorded an Increase of 126.6% Expanding R&D Activity in Antibody Drug Development to Diversify Product Portfolio   HONG KONG, CHINA - EQS Newswire - 28 August 2020 - A fully integrated biopharmaceutical company -- Uni-Bio Science Group Limited ("Uni-Bio Science", together with its subsidiaries referred to as the "Group", stock code: 0690.HK), is pleased to announce its interim results for six months ended 30 June 2020 (the "Period"). During the Period, the Group recorded a turnover of HK$67.4 million, representing a decrease of approximately 30.7% year-on-year. It is mainly attributable to substantial decrease in sales recorded from February to April due to the limited hospital services and decrease patient flow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the sales rebound significantly in May and June, which exceeded the monthly performance of the same period of last year, showing a V-curve market recovery, operating profit from marketed pharmaceutical products reached HK$1.7 million, representing an increase of 126.6%. Excluding the one-off gains of HK$65.9 million from the disposals of a subsidiary and material assets in the first half of 2019, there was a improvement of HK$9.5 million for the Period, from a loss of HK$21 million in first half of 2019 to a loss of HK$11.5 million in the first half of 2020.   The Group has numerous innovative biologic drugs and quality generic products undergoing late stage R&D. Amid the pandemic, many of these projects have not been significantly impacted.   High Quality Generic Products Pinup® (voriconazole) has completed all Bioequivalence ("BE") experiments, which will obtain BE certification in the second half of 2020. Pinup is expected to become the second BE approved voriconazole in China. With only a limited numbers of competitors in the market, passing BE will provide Pinup® solid competitive advantages. On the other hand, Bokangtai® ("Mitiglinide"), a first ......read more

"Consumer Caring Scheme 2020" is Open for Applications Merchants Hope to Emerge Stronger with Excellent Consumer Care

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 28 August 2020 - The 10th "Consumer Caring Scheme" organised by GS1 Hong Kong is now open for applications. Hong Kong companies from all trades are cordially invited to apply before the closing date 30th September 2020. The judging criteria for this year has been revised taken account into the latest situation, with focus on four aspects: "Consumer Centric", "Strive for Quality", "Keeping Promises" and "Care for Employee". As the local retail sales continues to plunge, Peter Shiu, Legislative Councilor for the Wholesale and Retail functional constituency, said besides relying on the support from the Government, property developers or major landlords, the industry must also be proactive in times of adversity. "While Hong Kong Government needs to revitalize the market after the epidemic, SMEs must also be customer-centric and transform to address the latest trends in the consumption market. Providing seamless, quality service in both physical and digital worlds, and the tenacity to improvement, are vital to navigate through the crisis. I hope the industry can capitalise on technology to their tradition, to drive Hong Kong forward to the next generation of economy." Apart from discounts, premium service quality is also key to customers' loyalty and repeat purchase, especially in the beleaguered market. CATALO, a leading health supplement brand in Hong Kong, agreed with the notion and planned to join the Consumer Caring Scheme 2020. "We know integrating online and offline experience for consumers is important, so we put QR codes next to every product in our retail stores to provide detailed product information and let shoppers to easily shop online. They can also use Whatsapp and mini-program in WeChat to buy our products or contact our customer service." said Canace Lin, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Director. "The Consumer Care Award keeps reminding us to put consumer and employees at the centre of what we do, and make ......read more



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