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The Economist Group and The Nippon Foundation launch a new initiative to promote ocean health

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 3 March 2021 - Back to Blue, a new initiative from The Economist Group and The Nippon Foundation, launches today at the 8th annual World Ocean Summit. With an initial focus on ocean pollution, the three-year collaboration is a response to the escalating challenges posed by plastic pollution and, less visibly, pollution from nutrients and chemical contaminants that are damaging ocean life and ecosystems, and in turn human health. The programme, now under development, has been supported by findings from a Back to Blue global survey* which place plastic pollution (59.6% of respondents) and chemical pollution (39.1%) as the top two concerns, followed by climate change (31.1%). The opportunity to embark on original research, stimulate fresh dialogue and explore new solutions to the vexing problems posed by pollution in the ocean is motivating both organizations. The Economist Group, through its World Ocean Initiative and World Ocean Summit, has been fostering a global conversation on the greatest challenges facing the seas. The Nippon Foundation--with its diverse programmes building and nurturing ocean networks, research and professionals--has a global reputation for championing ocean science and health. The Back to Blue initiative brings together two organisations that share a common understanding of the need for evidence-based approaches and solutions to the pressing issues faced by the ocean, offering a powerful platform from which to accelerate momentum for improving ocean health. During remarks at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two organisations, Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of The Nippon Foundation, warned that "we are much aware of the land-based problems that occur around us[...]; however, when it comes to understanding the multifaceted problems of the ocean that covers 70% of the earth surface, I believe that our understanding is still very poor. This is already a thre ......read more

New shorter-term and micro-insurance products enter Singapore to combat increased risk aversion: Aon Global Market Insights Report

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 March 2021 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, has released its Q4 2020 Global Market Insights Report, which indicates increased insurance pricing across most business lines globally. In Singapore, the reopening of businesses and optimism over the vaccination programme has boosted investor confidence and an economic rebound is expected in 2021. Besides pricing increases, the Singapore insurance market is moderately challenged when compared to the global market. Aon's report finds that more than capital and capacity, macro factors and events such as supply chain vulnerability, lower investment yields, ongoing economic uncertainty, social inflation and weather volatility will drive risk complexity in 2021. Brent Clawson, Chief Broking Officer, Commercial Risk Solutions, Asia, Aon, said, "The impact of claims related to COVID-19 for businesses and insurers has not yet been fully seen. The fluid situation of business interruption driven by regulations, litigation and the macro-economic environment will continue to bring complexities to the fore in 2021. COVID-19 has also resulted in claims activity in other lines of coverage, with numbers and costs likely to increase." In Asia, pricing has seen an overall increase. However, the extent of increase varies by several factors such as business line, sector, geography, renewal vs. new business and whether the insurer is local. Singapore trends: As the COVID-19 situation evolves, a tight market is likely to continue, at least through the first half of 2021. Coverage is stable; however, pandemic exclusions have become common.Credit insurance has become more difficult and is under heightened scrutiny.New shorter-term and micro-insurance products are coming into the Singapore market. Market dynamics of key products in Singapore: ......read more

Cordlife launches OptiQ: A first-of-its-kind corneal lenticule banking service in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 March 2021 - Cordlife Group Limited, a consumer healthcare company announced today that the Ministry of Health has issued a license permitting the Company to launch OptiQ, a corneal lenticule banking service in Singapore. Cordlife is the first company in Asia to let patients undergoing refractive eye surgery using lenticule extraction method (e.g. SMILE) for myopia or astigmatism to cryopreserve their corneal lenticules for potential treatment of presbyopia and other ocular conditions in the future. The technology behind OptiQ was invented by Professors Donald Tan and Jodhbir Mehta from Singapore Eye Research Institute ("SERI"), the research arm of Singapore National Eye Centre ("SNEC"). Ms Tan Poh Lan, Cordlife's Group Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, said: "Cordlife has accumulated 20 years of experience in the banking of biological materials so offering the storage of corneal lenticules is a natural extension of our services." Myopia is an extremely common refractive error in Singapore with 82 percent of the 20-year-olds suffering from this condition -- one of the highest in East Asia. Newer flapless refractive surgical procedures, such as SMILE can correct myopia or astigmatism by extracting a tiny lenticule from each eye of the patient using a femtosecond laser. Presently, corneal lenticules extracted during such surgeries are routinely thrown away. Early animal and human studies have shown that corneal lenticules may help to correct presbyopia and hyperopia (longsightedness) as well as certain ocular conditions. Presbyopia is an age-related condition in which the eyes gradually lose the ability to focus on objects clearly at close range. Currently, patients treat presbyopia using reading glasses, contact lenses, or artificial inlay implantation but this last method carries risks such as corneal inflammation, scarring and haze. By implanting cornea ......read more

AXA extends holistic wellness platform "AXA BetterMe" to all Employee Benefits customers Leveraging technology and thoughtful services to raise competitiveness of corporates

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 3 March 2021 - With COVID vaccination becoming available in Hong Kong, many corporates are getting ready to accelerate their business activities again. As a leading Employee Benefits insurer in Hong Kong, AXA Hong Kong and Macau has already taken the lead to support its Employees Benefits customers by launching a series of free benefits upgrade in January. Today, AXA Hong Kong and Macau announced that it is taking a further step by extending "AXA BetterMe", a holistic wellness platform for body and mind, to all its Employee Benefits customers in Hong Kong and Macau. All members can enjoy the BetterMe service automatically, free of charge and no registration is required. Insured employees and dependents[1] can enjoy a comprehensive suite of "AXA BetterMe" services covering physical wellness, mental wellbeing and chronic disease management services anytime, anywhere simply by accessing the "Emma by AXA" app. With thoughtful services and technology, AXA Hong Kong and Macau wishes to leverage "AXA BetterMe" to support corporates and their employees to become a better we. In addition, AXA is committed to providing all-in-one self-services through "Emma by AXA". From registration to claims submissions and even medication orders, all services related to Employee Benefits policies can be completed conveniently. AXA understands digitalisation is essential especially under the new normal, hence new features and services to enhance insured employees and dependents' digital experience have been introduced: (New function) Online Registration for Member Exclusive EventsEvent schedules and registration are now available on "Emma by AXA". Expert guest speakers will be invited to share hot topics on employee wellness and latest health information. Outpatient E-claims[2]Insured employees and dependents can now submit an outpatient claim (covers both general practitioner and specialist services) up to HKD3,800 via ......read more

Habitap Accelerates Growth with Expansion into Philippines

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 March 2021 - Habitap, Asia's first fully integrated smart living management system, has officially launched in the Philippines with a regional development centre. This move is part of Habitap's efforts to amplify the future of smart living and smart building management in the region. Philippines is the first Asia market outside of Habitap's headquarters in Singapore. Helmed by Country Manager, Rona Chua, the regional development centre in Manila extends the capabilities of Habitap's customer support team and technological innovation by leveraging on Philippines' vibrant economy and technology know-how. Together with a dedicated team who will serve the Asia Pacific region, Habitap is poised to introduce their smart offering to other markets while improving their operational efficiency and competitiveness to advance the concept of smart living. Franklin Tang, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Habitap, said, "We are thrilled to announce that Habitap has officially launched in the Philippines. This decision has been part of our business growth plan as one of Asia's emerging markets with great potential for us to achieve long-term growth. Reaffirming our commitment to drive greater convenience and efficiency for residential and commercial spaces, the new regional development centre is a significant milestone for the company and this is one of many other expansion projects you will see this year." Commenting on Philippines as a key market for their strategic plans in Asia, he added, "Since 2015, the country has experienced a housing market boom, primarily driven by the increase in migrant investments. This demand for housing has transformed the country's landscape through the years, with purveyors of the ultra-modern lifestyle fuelling sustainable growth in smart living platforms. We hope to support the needs of the country's rapid urbanisation with our smart living and building manag ......read more

Teledyne SP Devices Announces 12-bit Digitizers with 7 Gbyte/s Sustained Data Transfer Rate

Flexible platform for acquisition and custom digital signal processing  Linköping, Sweden - Media OutReach - 9 February 2021 - Teledyne SP Devices, a business unit of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY), today announced the release of ADQ32 and ADQ33 -- a fourth-generation modular data acquisition boards optimized for high-throughput applications. The combination of on-board open field-programmable gate array (FPGA) and high-speed data streaming makes them ideal even for the most computationally demanding applications.The dual-channel 12-bit digitizers support synchronous sampling at 2.5 gigasamples per second (GS/s) per channel for ADQ32 and 1 GS/s per channel for ADQ33 and feature an open Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale KU040 field-programmable gate array (FPGA). The digitizers are streamlined for high-volume applications and are therefore suitable for integration by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in areas such as swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT), time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ToF MS), and distributed optical fiber sensing (DOFS). ADQ33 is not export-controlled and therefore does not require any license.Custom application-specific digital signal processing (DSP) can be performed in real-time in the on-board FPGA to characterize signals and extract valuable information. It can also be used to perform data reduction so that the output rate matches the 7 Gbyte/s sustained transfer capacity of the PCI Express interface. The data can then be post-processed either on the central processing unit (CPU) of the host PC, or transferred via peer-to-peer to a graphics processing unit (GPU).This architecture offers great flexibility and allows the designer to use the most suitable type of processing resource for a given task. Examples of application-specific DSP include fast-Fourier transform (FFT) and k-space remapping for SS-OCT, and waveform averaging and zero suppression for ToF MS.In addition to the high streaming rate and computatio ......read more

Cityneon to Tour Egyptian National Treasures Globally - Ramses The Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

The largest collection of Ramses II original artefacts from Ancient Egypt approved to be exhibited outside Egypt for the first time for a new generation after 32 years Titled " Ramses The Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs", this spectacular exhibition will feature 183 rare Egyptian artefacts; the largest collection of artefacts on Ramses II to ever leave EgyptThe exhibition was approved by the Egyptian Cabinet and the decree was signed by Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly in December 2020Supported by Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the world-class Houston Museum of Natural Science will launch the exhibition with the support of World Heritage Exhibitions this November in Houston, followed by 4 other major citiesStrong historical track record with the previous Ramses II exhibition held in 1986 that sold a record of about 5 million ticketsThis exhibition follows the recent announcement of Cityneon's latest addition to its experiences -- "Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru" Positions the Group as one of the world's largest experience entertainment companies that continues to grow despite Covid-19; setting sights on meeting the global demands for experiences post Covid-19 SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 3 March 2021 - Cityneon Holdings ("Cityneon", the "Company"/collectively with its subsidiaries, the "Group") today announced another major historical artefacts exhibition, just weeks after revealing its foray into the artefacts space with Machu Picchu and the Golden Empires of Peru. Come November this year, Houston Museum of Natural Science and Cityneon will debut an exhibition of 183 pieces of rare artefacts from ancient Egypt that focuses on the almighty pharaoh, Ramses The Great. Watch a Video aboutRamses The Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs here In December 2020, the exhibition was approved by the Egyptian Cabinet and the decree was signed ......read more

TranSwap Officially Launches New Global R&D Centre at The University of Edinburgh

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 2 March 2021 - TranSwap, a fintech company which empowers global business growth by simplifying global payments and collections, has officially launched a new global Research and Development (R&D) centre at the University of Edinburgh. Located at Bayes Centre, the R&D centre aims to drive technology and market-led innovation in cross-border financial solutions, enabling TranSwap to strengthen its capabilities in fintech and expertise in AI-driven payment solutions. This global R&D centre follows the launch of TranSwap's new office in the UK. Leveraging on the expertise of Bayes Centre, the School of Informatics and the Business School, the partnership between TranSwap and the University brings together world-leading data science and AI teams, industry experts, and innovation support professionals in the fields of computation, information and cognition. R&D and product innovation at Bayes Centre will focus on state-of-the-art methodologies in speech recognition, Natural Language Processing, 5G, blockchain, data analytics and machine learning -- accelerating TranSwap's capabilities to deliver a streamlined cross-border payment and collection experience. In addition, the partnership will help develop research talents and create new jobs at the Bayes Centre. "Today's cross-border payments industry is at the centre of fintech innovation which has shaped competitive dynamics globally. New business models resulting from emerging technologies, digital transformation of payment methods and development through tech-enabled innovation are continuously disrupting cross-border payments, by optimising and automating the transaction process. Partnering with the University of Edinburgh to transform our current digital cross-border payments platform, will allow us to tap into emerging technologies such as NLP and 5G to speed up cross-border payments, sharpen our competitive edge and maximise profitabi ......read more

Molecular Health and FALCO biosystems team up to provide genetic analysis services using MH Guide/BRCA and MH Guide/Mendel

MH Guide/BRCA and MH Guide/Mendel will assist doctors and human geneticists in making decisions about gene variant pathogenicity.  HEIDELBERG, GERMANY - EQS Newswire - 2 March 2021 - Molecular Health GmbH announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Kyoto-based FALCO biosystems Ltd. under which FALCO biosystems will use the products MH Guide/BRCA and MH Guide/Mendel to evaluate inherited genetic variants of BRCA1/2 and other heritable cancer-associated genes. Inherited genetic variants can predispose an individual to cancer. Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Syndrome, for example, is caused by pathogenic mutations in distinct genes such as BRCA1/2, MLH1, MSH6, PMS2, respectively. Therefore, testing BRCA1/2 genes and other heritable cancer-associated genes is becoming increasingly important: both to evaluate the affected patient's individual risk of developing cancer1,2, and as a predictive biomarker and companion diagnostic test for certain drugs3. Whereas MH Guide/BRCA detects variants in HBOC-associated genes, MH Guide/Mendel can analyze large gene panels as well as whole-exome or whole-genome data, so that many different hereditary diseases can be identified at once. "With this collaboration in place, Japanese patients will benefit from state-of-the-art genetic identification of inherited diseases like Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer and many other diseases. This will allow sooner diagnosis and potentially earlier therapeutic intervention", said Christian Meisel, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer at Molecular Health. Under the terms of this collaboration, FALCO biosystems will perform the next-generation sequencing (NGS) process and variant identification using blood samples provided by the patient. Molecular Health will then analyze the variant data using MH Guide/BRCA or MH Guide/Mendel. To accurately distinguish benign from pathogenic variants, MH uses an in-house proprietary databas ......read more

Dorsett Hospitality International Appoints Michael Foster As General Manager of Dorsett Gold Coast

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 2 March 2021 - Dorsett Hospitality International is pleased to announce that they have appointed Michael Foster as the General Manager for Dorsett Gold Coast -- their debut hotel in Australia, and first beach-style resort worldwide, set to open in Q4 of 2021. Michael will be leading the direction for the hotel's pre-opening, building a passionate and dedicated team who will bring the Dorsett Hotels' Stay Vibrant experience to Australia for the first time. Michael has over 15 years of hospitality and management experience, including pre-opening, overall hotel operations and sales and marketing. He was previously the General Manager of Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central and has held several senior roles for other hotels brands such as InterContinental, Pan Pacific Hotels Group and Crowne Plaza. Michael graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor's degree in International Hotel and Tourism Management and has substantial knowledge and experience with the Gold Coast market. In addition to Dorsett Gold Coast, Dorsett Hotels also has 3 other hotels in development in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. Dorsett Hotels & ResortsDorsett Hotels & Resorts goes beyond the typical four-star experience by providing an exclusive "Stay Vibrant" experience at non-exclusive prices so guests are delighted every time they stay. All 25 hotels are located in major cities across the world with Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane already in development, and offer a real feel of the local neighbourhood. Catering to millennials, post-millennials, families, business professionals and more mature guests, the brand delivers a diverse range of guest experiences. About Dorsett Hospitality International Dorsett Hospitality International is one of Asia's fastest-growing hotel groups. As a Hong Kong hospitality brand, we are proud to have an international footprint in 25 major cities worl ......read more

Greenliant Launches High Capacity 1TB microSD ArmourDrive(TM) Industrial Memory Cards

Offering Reliability, Portability and Durability at Wide Temperature Ranges BEIJING, CHINA and SANTA CLARA, US - EQS Newswire - 1 March 2021 - Greenliant has expanded its ArmourDrive™ industrial memory card portfolio with the high reliability, high capacity microSD QX Series, available from 256GB to 1TB, and operating at wide temperatures (-25 to +85 degrees Celsius). See microSD ArmourDrive product information at http://bit.ly/SD-microSD.High Capacity microSD ArmourDrive™ Industrial Memory CardsIndustrial microSD memory cards have become a popular storage medium for a broad range of applications, including dashcams and bodycams, data loggers, routers and switches, medical equipment and IIoT devices. Built with high quality, advanced 4-bit-per-cell (QLC) 3D NAND flash memory, microSD ArmourDrive QX Series products provide video, security, networking and industrial customers with cost effective, reliable and rugged removable data storage. UHS Speed Class 10 and SD Specification 6.10 compliant, microSD ArmourDrive QX Series cards reach up to 100/37 MB/s sequential read/write performance and are ideal for video recording at high definition resolution.Benefits of 93 QX Series microSD ArmourDrive memory cards include:Wide Temperature: Operates between -25 and +85 degrees CelsiusLarge Capacity: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TBHigh Performance: Supports UHS I-104 ultra high bus speed modeEnergy Efficient: Active power consumption less than 400 mA; standby mode less than 1 mARugged: Resistant to shock (1500G), vibration (20G) and water (IPX7 rating)Reliable: Achieves more than 2 million hours for Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)SMART Support: Monitors remaining useful product lifeAvailabilityGreenliant will start sampling microSD ArmourDrive QX Series industrial memory cards at the end of March and expects to start production shipments in April of this year. For more information about 93 QX Series products, contact a Greenliant channel partner, https://www.greenliant.com/sales.Ab ......read more

How the documenta invented the "Zero Hour" in art after 1945

“documenta. Politics and Art” from 18 June 2021 to 9 January 2022  BERLIN, GERMANY - Newsaktuell - 1 March 2021 - The documenta owes its rise to the most successful German art exhibition not least to its political dimension: its disassociation from National Socialism and the bloc building of the Cold War. It was informed on the one hand by the supposed attempt to distance itself radically from Nazi cultural politics while at the same time refusing to deal openly with the Nazi past. On the other hand, its politically motivated orientation on the West included a decided aloofness toward and denigration of the socialist art of the "Eastern bloc". Federal President Theodor Heuss at documenta 1, 1955 © documenta archiv / Photo: Erich Müller With "documenta. Politics and Art" the Deutsches Historisches Museum takes up the example of the famous exhibition in Kassel to shed light on the manifold interactions between politics and art in the society of the Federal Republic after 1945. Parallel to this, the exhibition "'Divinely Gifted'. National Socialism's favoured artists in the Federal Republic" (27.8.21 -- 6.2.22) presents for the first time an examination of the post-war careers of so-called "divinely gifted" visual artists whom the Nazi authorities, from 1944 on, had deemed to be "indispensable" and were therefore exempt from front-line military service or other work for the war effort.Raphael Gross, President of the Deutsches Historisches Museum: "With these exhibitions we want to bring to light a new perspective on the history of the Federal Republic in its international context. Both of them correct the notion of a radical aesthetic new beginning, which has often been attributed to the documenta and of which the early documenta framers made extensive use. There were, in fact, unbroken lines leading back to National Socialism. Works by murdered Jewish artists found no room in the early editions of the documenta. And in our exhibition on the previously almost unr ......read more

Unveiling The Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Care Concept - Live life to the fullest with CERTAINTY

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 1 March 2021 - CERTAINTY, a brand under Disposable Soft Goods (DSG) has recently unveiled the concept of Activities of Daily Living (ADL) to assist Malaysians in their purchasing behavior, primarily for its adult diaper selection. ADL is a commonly used term in the healthcare industry to refer to people's daily life activities. ADL consists of 6 main activities which include eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, mobility and continence. With this new concept brought forth, DSG designed its CERTAINTY adult diapers that cater to the needs of the users, based on users' mobility condition.From left to right: Certainty DryPants for ADL0, Certainty SuperPants for ADL1, Certainty MaxPants for ADL2&3 and Certainty Tape diapers for ADL4&5. Depending on the mobility condition of the user, the selection of the adult diapers is largely divided into 'light to moderate' or 'moderate to heavy' incontinence. Users who can walk independently or walk with walking aid, are generally having 'light to moderate' incontinence. Whereas users who need assistance or are bedridden, they normally have 'moderate to heavy' incontinence. Icon of the mobility condition and level of absorption are printed on the packaging to help consumers to choose the right type of adult diaper. "We are very excited with this launch of the ADL care concept to Malaysian market. Applying the concept in our product design and development will certainly help users to select the right types of adult diapers to manage the issue of urinary incontinence." said Daigo Fujiwara, Sales and Marketing Director. In Malaysia, there are around 1.2 million people who are affected by some form of incontinence or inability to control any involuntary loss of urine. One in 10 women had regular incontinence problems while one in 20 men experienced it. There are generally two types of incontinence that mostly affect women, namely 'stress incontin ......read more

FWD Insurance and HKT team up to reward FWD MAX members with exclusive promotions

Members can experience telemedicine video consultation and unparalleled mobile 5G telecommunication services from CSL Mobile HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 1 March 2021 - FWD Insurance ("FWD") is delighted to announce a new partnership with HKT (Stock Code: 6823) to offer FWD MAX members DrGo telemedicine video consultations and 5G telecommunication services from CSL Mobile. Exclusive welcome offers and DrGo telemedicine video consultation rewards From today until 30 June 2021, FWD MAX members are entitled to 2,000 MAX points (MAX points will be credited in the next calendar month), a HK$200 DrGo telemedicine consultation e-vouchers and a HK$50 Hung Fook Tong e-voucher upon account activation with the DrGo app. Additionally, FWD MAX members can choose between redeeming a one-time DrGo consultation service with 8,750 MAX points or pay HK$330 plus 50 MAX points (valued at HK$368, which covers a single medical consultation with Union Medical Healthcare, up to three days of basic medication by general practitioners, and a one-time free medicine delivery service). For each completed consultation with DrGo app, MAX members will earn extra 500 MAX points. The e-voucher is applicable to these offerings.1To register for the service, please visit https://drgohkt.page.link/download_app to download the DrGo app. For more information about DrGo service, please call +852 2380 2323 or visit www.drgo.com.hk. 5G service from CSL Mobile From now until June 30, 2021, FWD MAX members subscribing to designated 1O1O or CSL 80GB 5G service plans are entitled to a free DrGo telemedicine consultation.2 In addition, 1O1O/csl data charges will be waived for FWD MAX members when using DrGo. For details of pricing and service plans, please visit any 1O1O Center or csl store, or call 1O1O's Product Hotline on +852 2988 1010, or csl's Product Hotline on +852 2888 2123. Alternatively, you can WhatsApp one of csl's online sales specialists on +852 ......read more

Fellows Creative Staff Singapore opened their Singapore office to help the creative content of all businesses stand out in the DX era by sourcing creators and digital talents

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 March 2021 - With everyone stuck at home during the pandemic, more people are exposed to many different creative contents without any doubt. Netflix is becoming popular and popular, the number of contents has been increasing inside YouTube, some people are purchasing twice more than usual via Lazada and Shopee, websites are crawled for searching a staycation place and Instagram or Twitter is checked every second. Creative content is everywhere more than ever. Fellows Creative Staff Singapore Ptd. Ltd. Launched its office in Singapore in January 2020 to help businesses' creative content stand out by sourcing creators and digital talents to all industries in the DX era. Fellows Creative Staff Singapore will eagerly contribute to all industries more flourish in Singapore and other ASEAN nations. Would you believe your company has already had enough creative and digital talents? Since 2003, Fellows Inc has spread out into 12 branches all over Japan. As of April 2020, more than 35.000 people registered and exceed 4,000 companies as their clients to be dedicated. Including from major TV stations, game developers to small and medium-sized animation productions, design offices, and digital service providers. In Singapore, those people working in creative and digital fields also need to find more opportunities to stand out, meanwhile, almost all of enterprises are in need to break their old style of business and make them fit for a digital transformation under pandemic. That is what Fellows can help. Junya Oishi, managing director of this creator's agent, says "The word 'creator' indicates a wide range of professionals working in industries like web-contents, digital marketing, video production, console video & social network game, Japanese anime, product design, spatial & architectural design and we will cover all of them." Unique agent system called "Dual-Side Agen ......read more

Novartis Piqray® - First and only treatment specially for patients with a PIK3CA mutation in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer receives HSA approval[1]

Piqray (alpelisib) is the only treatment approved specifically to address PIK3CA mutationThe approval was based on SOLAR-1 Phase III trial showing Piqray plus fulvestrant nearly doubled median PFS (11.0 vs. 5.7 months) in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer patients with PIK3CA mutation, compared to fulvestrant alone.Approximately 30-40% of those with HR+/HER2- subtype have a PIK3CA mutation, which is associated with a poor prognosis. In Singapore, the incidence of point mutations in PIK3CA, are amongst the most frequently reported to date for any gene in breast cancer. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 March 2021 - Novartis announced the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) has approved* Piqray®, an a-specific class I phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PIK3CA) inhibitor, for the treatment of postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2-) negative, advanced breast cancer with a PIK3CA mutation in combination with fulvestrant after disease progression following an endocrine-based regimen.1 "Novartis has been researching the role of the PIK3CA mutation for more than 20 years and studying how to target this mutation in order to delay disease progression," said Itsaraet Gosriwatana, Oncology General Manager, Novartis (Singapore). "The understanding of the PIK3CA status is crucial in equipping doctors to develop a better personalized treatment plan for patients. Today, we are pleased to be able to offer patients in Singapore with PIQRAY, an important new therapy for HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer patients whose tumours have a PIK3CA mutation." HSA approval is based on results of the Phase III trial, SOLAR-1, that showed Piqray plus fulvestrant nearly doubled median progression-free survival (PFS) compared to fulvestrant alone in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer patients with a PIK3CA mutation (median PFS 11.0 months vs 5.7 months; Hazard Ratio (HR)=0.65, 95% CI: 0.50-0.85; p<0.001).2 Piqray provided consistent ......read more

ESR selected as a constituent of Hang Seng Composite Index

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 1 March 2021 - ESR Cayman Limited ("ESR" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries as the "Group"; SEHK Stock Code: 1821), the largest APAC focused logistics real estate platform, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a constituent for the Hang Seng Composite Index ("HSCI"), with effect from 15 March 2021. Jeffrey Shen and Stuart Gibson, Co-founders and Co-CEOs of ESR, said, "We are delighted to be selected as one of the constituent stocks of HSCI. The inclusion came on the heels of ESR's inclusion into MSCI Hong Kong Index in November 2020, and demonstrates the capital market's strong recognition of ESR's business fundamentals, financial performance and long-term investment value. We believe the inclusion will bring positive impact to the trading liquidity of the Group, while further strengthening ESR's profile not only in the space of logistics real estate but also in the investment community."The HSCI, which has 500 constituents, offers a comprehensive Hong Kong market benchmark that covers about 95th percentile of the total market capitalisation of companies listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Adopting the freefloat-adjusted market capitalisation methodology, the HSCI can be used as a basis for index funds, mutual funds as well as performance benchmarks....read more

Dinokelulut introduces Malaysian stingless bee honey to combat the pandemic

People are more health-conscious because of the global outbreak and stingless bee honey is one Superfood they’re embracing SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 1 March 2021 - As people become more health-conscious about nutritial and medicinal properties in foods and how they are beneficial for them, one of the Superfoods rising in popularity is stingless bee honey. Known as kelulut honey in Malaysia, stingless bee honey was recognised as the first Malaysian Superfood by the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) in 2016.Since then, the market for this medicinal honey has been growing at 7.6% per year and is set to grow into a $3 billion USD industry by 2050.Although demand is increasing exponentially, the supply of kelulut honey with its distinct sour-sweet flavour profile is tremendously low, since it is only available commercially in a select few countries including Malaysia.Moving in to bridge the demand-supply gap is Dinokelulut, a Malaysian agritech startup on a mission to become one of the country's largest Superfood exporters in the near future. The company has pioneered methods of mass-producing stingless bee honey and related products in much shorter time periods.Dinokelulut was founded in 2015 when former IBM software engineer Dino Malik participated in a stingless bee honey investment scheme that failed.Although that venture turned into a loss, Dino was "bitten by the bug" when he discovered how kelulut honey was beneficial to people's health, healing and immunity.As a result, he experimented with setting up his own be farms to find innovative ways of producing this beneficial honey. After years of research and development, Dino developed a proprietary technology called 'Technohives', which utilises recyclable hives to accelerate the growth of bee colonies and stimulate honey production in a smaller space footprint.Today, Dinokelulut has expanded from only exporting bottled stingless bee honey to producing mini packs of honey conc ......read more

Hong Kong Productivity Council Theme of the Year 2021: "Make Smart Smarter"

Smarter Era of Intelligent Manufacturing Launch CeremonyWitnesses New Milestone for Reindustrialisation in Hong Kong HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 February 2021 - The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) launches a series of activities in 2021 themed "Make Smart Smarter". The campaign with "Smarter Era of Intelligent Manufacturing Launch Ceremony" was kicked off today, revolving around the theme of "reindustrialisation".The "Smarter Era of Intelligent Manufacturing Launch Ceremony" was officiated together by Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government (fourth from left); Mr Clemente Contestabile, Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong (third from right); Ms Rebecca Pun, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR Government (second from right); Dr Daniel Yip, Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (third from left); Mr Roberto Leone, Managing Director of NiRoTech Limited (first from right); Mr Willy Lin, Chairman of HKPC (fourth from right); Mr Mohamed Butt, Executive Director of HKPC (second from left) and Mr Edmond Lai, Chief Digital Officer of HKPC (first from left). Co-organised by the Federation of the Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), this spotlight event exhibited and introduced an excellent example of reindustrialisation whose research and development were undertaken by HKPC. Gaining support from the Innovation and Technology Bureau and funding support from the R&D Cash Rebate Scheme of the Innovation Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government, production has been successfully commenced in NiRoTech Limited (NiRoTech), a local intelligent security product manufacturer. This smart production line, named the "OWL" intelligent production line, gives into full play the characteristics of an owl's wisdom, piercing eyes, flexible body, soft neck (360o vision) and agile movement. These perfectly echo the key features of this intelligent production line which has high flexibili ......read more

Vivocom's Group Game Changer - Multi-Billion Sand Project Secured

Initial contract worth RM3.79 billion for three yearsAspires to be a major industry player 'with exponential growth prospects' KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 26 February 2021 - In a filing to Bursa Malaysia this evening, Vivocom Intl Holdings Berhad ('Vivocom') announced that V Development Group via one of its subsidiaries has secured a 'massive win' worth approximately USD934.7 million or the equivalent of RM3.79 billion. Rain International Sdn Bhd ('Rain International') is a 97% owned subsidiary under the V Development Group which was recently merged into the Vivocom Group. The Company's proposed acquisition of V Development Group had been recently approved by the relevant authorities. Rain International is principally involved in the mineral trading and exportation business, supplying sand to its client mainly in Hong Kong and China for reclamation and construction works. The Company had recently signed a contract for the supply of marine sand for a minimum period of three years. The contract is for the supply of sand to Zhen Hua Engineering Company Ltd-China Communications Construction Company Ltd-CCCC Dredging (Group) Company Ltd. (ZHEC-CCCC-CDC), a Joint Venture contractor appointed to undertake the main reclamation works for the Hong Kong International Airport Three Runway System Project. Director Mr William Chan Ching-Kee said: "As the appointed agent for the ZHECC-CCCC-CDC Joint Venture, we are looking forward to the exportation of sand from Malaysia to our client in Hong Kong to commence without any further delay." Dato Seri Chia is optimistic that the contract would be extended for another two to three years and could potentially generate revenue of up to RM6 billion. "The sand business is a major boost because it gives us tremendous visibility. The potential revenue is huge, recurring and highly scalable," its jubilant CEO, Dato Seri Chia Kok Teong exclaime ......read more

More Choice, More Variety for a New Lifestyle at 7-Eleven!

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 26 February 2021 - 7-Eleven has teamed up with Green Monday to launch a range of plant-based meals, including ready meals to go and classic dim sum dishes in over 700 stores, as well as over 30 items plant-based snacks and other items in 150 stores. #7ElevenHK # 7Eleven ??? #GreenMonday #OmniEat # DeliverooHK # ????? # ? Green ? Left: Alex Liu, Managing Director of 7-Eleven Hong Kong and MacauRight: David Yeung, Founder of Green Monday Alex Liu, Managing Director of 7-Eleven Hong Kong and Macau, said: "More and more people are adopting a vegetarian lifestyle but finding tasty plant-based food conveniently and around the clock can still be a challenge. Our extensive store network and the fact we're open 24 hours enables us to meet our customers' needs and offer them plant-based options anytime, anywhere. With that in mind, we have teamed up with Green Monday to launch a new selection of plant-based ready meals that we are rolling out in over 700 stores. This range includes two exclusive OmniEat's ready meals that are only available in 7-Eleven namely OmniPork Strip Spaghetti in Black Pepper Sauce and OmniPork Strip Rice Vermicelli with Sesame in Teriyaki Sauce. We are also launching two new OmniEat's dim sum products, OmniEat Siu Mai and OmniEat Crystal Dumplings, simultaneously with Green Common. In addition, we are introducing a wider range of plant-based products in 150 stores, comprising of over 30 items including snacks, soups, oat drinks and more. Alex added: "We are also adding plant-based options to our menu on Deliveroo. So now everyone can enjoy plant-based food quickly and easily, at home or at the office." David Yeung, Founder of Green Monday, said: "As a pioneer of plant-based food in Asia, Green Monday has always been committed to promoting environmen ......read more

Green Future for The Self-Storage Industry: Extra Space Asia Goes The Extra Mile for Clean Energy with LYS Energy Group

Together with LYS Energy Group, Extra Space Asia advances its solar energy initiatives with two extra rooftop solar photovoltaic system installations in Singapore. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 February 2021 - While adopting a sustainable business model has been a global hot topic for the past decade, the reality of climate change has propelled several considerable challenges. Self-storage, by and large, is known to be less energy-intensive and as compared to manufacturing plants, corporate offices, and retail buildings.[Rooftop solar PV system, Extra Space Asia's Ang Mo Kio facility]Picture credit: LYS Energy Group As the Asian leader in the self-storage industry, Extra Space Asia offers customised, highly-secure private spaces adapted to the needs of customers. Together with the regional leader of renewable energy (RE) solutions LYS Energy Group (LYS), Extra Space Asia is committed to reducing its carbon emissions by integrating cleaner and greener energy into their business operations. In 2016, ESA opted for the LYS end-to-end solar energy solution which comprises the installations of two solar photovoltaic (PV) systems atop of their Boon Keng and Kallang Way storage facilities in Singapore. Within three years, the two-rooftop solar energy PV systems have accumulatively decreased their daily conventional electricity consumption and reduced annual CO2 emissions by approximatively 249 tonnes. These two initiatives positioned Extra Space Asia to be the first self-storage company in Singapore to implement solar PV systems. Leveraging on these achievements, Extra Space Asia will further drive their dedication to sustainability by extending the solar energy initiative to two additional facilities in Singapore this year -- Extra Space Ang Mo Kio and Extra Space Eunos Link -- alongside their trusted partner, LYS Energy Group. The two projects have been successfully commissioned, and they encompass a solar PV system installation on the ......read more

Study Blockchain in 60 Minutes -- New Online Course Launched By Blockdegree

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 February 2021 - Blockdegree -- an esteemed member of the US Education Blockchain Action Network -- has launched a Blockchain Foundational Video Programme-- Study Blockchain in 60 minutes. This is a highly rigorous programme specially designed for everyone to learn all about blockchain technology and its use cases in just an hour. This programme is also suitable for students with no prior background in coding.Curated as an engaging video series, this course aims to give business professionals and enthusiasts interested in blockchain technology a solid understanding of how blockchain technology is redefining the world, one use case and industry at a time. Blockdegree collaborated with Ms.Soh Wan Wei, the founder of IKIGUIDE, Singapore's First Bitcoin and Blockchain Education Portal, on this initiative. Ms.Wan Wei is also currently serving as Senior Lecturer at Blockdegree."We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Ms.Wan Wei, who is such a passionate bitcoin and blockchain educator. Study Blockchain in 60 minutes is an incredibly robust programme that goes through the fundamental concepts of revolutionary blockchain technology. We want to educate and nurture all participants of this course to be able to identify and leverage the massive opportunities the blockchain industry provides," proclaims Ritesh Kikkad, co-founder of Blockdegree and XinFin's XDC network "Bitcoin and blockchain technology are both inevitable movements in the foreseeable future. In a matter of five to ten years, blockchain technology will be so prevalent in the lives of the layperson. It is our full intention to give our students at Blockdegree a distinctive head start," Ms.Wan Wei comments."To cater to the needs of as many busy professionals and students as possible, we designed this 60minutes course to help them build the right foundations in blockchain so that graduates will be able to vicariously thrive and navigate in this new world marked by rapid d ......read more

The Boutique Hotel Under Gudou Holdings Co., Ltd. Further Expands to Panyu District, Guangzhou— Guangzhou Gudou Quanfeng Residence Officially Opens on 10 February 2021

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 February 2021 - Gudou Holdings Limited ("Gudou Holdings" or "Company", which together with its subsidiaries, is referred to as the "Group", SEHK stock code: 8308), is pleased to announce that Guangzhou Gudou Quanfeng Residence, the Group's first boutique hotel project in Panyu District, Guangzhou City, has officially opened on 10 February 2021. Guangzhou Gudou Quanfeng Residence has 33 guest rooms, including 2 two-bedroom suites and 3 three-bedroom suites. The design is modelled on one of the ancient Lingnan (southern Chinese) architectural style, "Guanyindou", which features the shape of two handles of a wok on either sides of the roof of a building in the ancient town of Shawan, Panyu. Carrying on the tradition of the "Gudou" brand, the hotel organizes one-stop leisure and entertainment activities and are installed with comprehensive facilities to provide a new experience for tourists who prefer to enjoy the finer things in life in the traditional ambience. Guangzhou Gudou Quanfeng Residence is conveniently located in the Hills Ecool Creative Park in Panyu, which occupies a total site area of??340,000 square meters at the southern tip of Panyu District. The hotel is easily accessible by a developed network of roads around the Hills, including South China Expressway, Xinguang Express, Nansha Port Express and other highways. Therefore, it is easy to travel from the hotel to Zhujiang New Town in Guangzhou, and thus elsewhere in the Pearl River Delta. It takes five minutes to reach the Chimelong Paradise, and the Blessing Colorful World within easy reach. The Clifford Station on Metro Line 21 will also be opened in 2021 and it is only an about 10-minute walk from the hotel. In the Panyu Golden Valley Eko Creative Park, a head office for environmental operation of business and a district for shopping and leisure will be built. Such plan has earned the park a reputation as "China's Number One Low-Carbon Community". The rising occupanc ......read more

Medtech Startup GyroGear raises US$4.3m in Phase One of Seed Round led by Taiwan Manufacturing Giant Foxconn

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 February 2021 - UK-based neuromuscular medical device company, GyroGear Ltd has just concluded phase one of its seed round fundraise. This round was led by Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest and foremost electronics manufacturer. Foxconn has invested £1 million (US$1.41 million) upfront. Participants in GyroGear's seed round include the UK Government Future Fund, Singapore venture builder Fidelium Group, and other established strategic investors and business leaders. Phase two of the seed round is ongoing and scheduled for completion in March 2021.Chairman Young-way Liu (right) and Dr Faii Ong (left) at Foxconn Technology Group, Taipei.GyroGear is developing a wearable to help individuals with hand tremors. The wearable reduces tremors, so they may perform their day-to-day activities. This also brings relief to caregivers and family members. "In the US alone, the economic burden of Parkinson's Disease amounts to $51.9 billion every year, growing to $79.1 billion by 2037. Essential Tremor alone is up to 20 times more prevalent than Parkinson's, and can manifest at any point in one's life. The impact of not being able to use one's hands is beyond what any numbers can describe. GyroGear was founded to specifically address this large unmet medical need, and to provide simple, elegant solutions to restore the quality of life to 200 million tremor patients worldwide," explains Dr Faii Ong, Founder and CEO of GyroGear.Dr Ong adds, "Our partnership with Foxconn elevates GyroGear's existing world-class engineering and advisory base with further strategic and technical expertise. It grants GyroGear access to class-leading advanced technologies and capabilities as we ready our flagship product, the GyroGlove™, for international launch."GyroGear's flagship product, the GyroGlove™, is the world's first and only wearable medical device that adopts cutting edge aerospace technology and satellite-grade mechanical gyroscopes. The technology ......read more

Medtech Startup GyroGear raises US$4.3m in Phase One of Seed Round led by Taiwan Manufacturing Giant Foxconn

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 February 2021 - UK-based neuromuscular medical device company, GyroGear Ltd has just concluded phase one of its seed round fundraise. This round was led by Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest and foremost electronics manufacturer. Foxconn has invested £1 million (US$1.41 million) upfront. Participants in GyroGear's seed round include the UK Government Future Fund, Singapore venture builder Fidelium Group, and other established strategic investors and business leaders. Phase two of the seed round is ongoing and scheduled for completion in March 2021.Chairman Young-way Liu (right) and Dr Faii Ong (left) at Foxconn Technology Group, Taipei. GyroGear is developing a wearable to help individuals with hand tremors. The wearable reduces tremors, so they may perform their day-to-day activities. This also brings relief to caregivers and family members. "In the US alone, the economic burden of Parkinson's Disease amounts to $51.9 billion every year, growing to $79.1 billion by 2037. Essential Tremor alone is up to 20 times more prevalent than Parkinson's, and can manifest at any point in one's life. The impact of not being able to use one's hands is beyond what any numbers can describe. GyroGear was founded to specifically address this large unmet medical need, and to provide simple, elegant solutions to restore the quality of life to 200 million tremor patients worldwide," explains Dr Faii Ong, Founder and CEO of GyroGear. Dr Ong adds, "Our partnership with Foxconn elevates GyroGear's existing world-class engineering and advisory base with further strategic and technical expertise. It grants GyroGear access to class-leading advanced technologies and capabilities as we ready our flagship product, the GyroGlove™, for international launch." GyroGear's flagship product, the GyroGlove™, is the world's first and only wearable medical device that adopts cutting edge aerospace technology and satellite-grade ......read more

DEBx Medical Receives CE Mark Clearance and ISO 13485 Certification for Debrichem(R), a Novel Desiccant Gel for Chemical Debridement to Initiate Healing in Infected, Chronic Wounds

Debrichem(R) offers a very effective, alternative approach to chronic wound care, initiating healing in more than 90 % of cases after one application[1]CE mark and ISO 13485:2016 certification are important prerequisites for upcoming launches in markets worldwideChronic wounds affect 1 - 2 % of developed countries' populations,[2] unsuccessful treatment may lead to enlargement of the wound, bone involvement or in the worst case, amputation[3]Debrichem soon to be launched in Europe, Hong Kong, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS - EQS Newswire - 25 February 2021 - DEBx Medical, the Dutch medical technology company revolutionizing the management of chronic wounds, is excited to highlight today the successful completion of the CE conformity assessment procedure for Debrichem(R). The innovative topical agent offers a superior alternative to surgical debridement, the current standard of care. Debrichem can now carry the CE mark for a medical device class IIb and has also been awarded ISO 13485:2016 certification. These certifications endorse the quality and safety of Debrichem to treat a high unmet medical need and the strength of the DEBx Medical team to achieve this quickly even in such difficult times. DEBx Medical plans first to launch Debrichem in Europe, South Africa as well as Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia through a network of distribution partners; other markets will follow. DEBx Medical has started consultations with the FDA about the pathway to approval earlier this year. Debrichem is a topical desiccant gel for chemical wound debridement used for the treatment of chronic infected and/or necrotic wounds. This novel product desiccates (dehydrates) the biofilm and the pathogens in the wound bed, debriding the biofilm chemically instead of surgically. Surrounding healthy skin is not affected.[4] The data underlying the CE mark approval show that, after a one-time 60-second application, ......read more

Kingdom Consultancy Celebrating 15 Years of Excellence

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 February 2021 - In spite of the political turmoil and the epidemic that has hit Hong Kong in recent years, Kingdom Consultancy (https://www.hklegal.hk) has relied on the hard work of its team, the trust and support of its clients, and its dedication to solving family disputes and financial advice problems for over 15 years. As the firm celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, the company look forward to the future with an increased ability to communicate with clients electronically, add more than a dozen former financial and banking managers to enhance efficiency, and develop new business plans in response to changing market needs brought on by the epidemic. Mark Cheung, Chief Marketing Officer of Kingdom Consultancy Hong Kong, said, "Through our 15th anniversary campaign, we hope to demonstrate how we are committed to breaking the mould, analyzing each client's engagement in depth, formulating a viable strategy, finding a solution as soon as possible, and preventing problems and crises that our clients may encounter in order to maximize their benefits. We will continue to work alongside our clients to meet the challenges of family disputes and financial counseling. Providing Professional Advice."About Kingdom ConsultancyKingdom Consultancy practice includes one-stop family dispute and financial counseling services. The company handles all aspects of divorce, debt restructuring (IVA), bankruptcy, making wills, debt relief planning (DRP), mortgage concessions, private investigative services, divorce lawyer referrals, and other services to address the needs of our clients. Since the start of the practice, they have successfully handled various civil disputes and financial advisory work for over 5,000 clients, and outstanding performance has been recognized and appreciated by clients....read more

Best of the Best: Over 100 Singapore’s elite brands were awarded at the inaugural Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Awards

Virtual celebration acknowledges Singapore’s most trusted brands SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 February 2021 - More than 100 Singaporean brands are among the selected winners of the Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Awards 2020 in more than 50 categories listed in the recent event. The awards recognise which brands, products and services are best and above the rest in the eyes of the community and cover a host of categories.Due to the global pandemic, the traditional awards ceremony could not be held, but Reader's Digest was determined to recognise "success that deserves to be celebrated" says Asia Reader's Digest Editor-in-Chief Louise Waterson. The inaugural virtual awards for Singapore (plus Malaysia and the Philippines) are now live on the website.Asia Reader's Digest Advertising & Retail Director Sheron White says, for the first time in the award's 23-year history the live celebration had to be cancelled, but all is certainly not lost. "You can sit in the comfort of your own home and enjoy viewing the award winners -- those voted the most trusted by the public," she says.Reader's Digest commissioned an international leading research company, Catalyst Consultancy and Research, to conduct the survey to determine the most excellent, remarkable and outstanding companies. A total of 1,500 consumers throughout the country were asked to rank companies according to their trustworthiness and credibility, their quality and value, their understanding of consumer needs, their innovation and social responsibility.Sheron says the awards provide a great indicator for the general public. Purchasing from a company voted the best by Singaporeans gives consumers the confidence that they are making the right choice.She says category winners included newcomers to the podium as well as the old faithful and platinum and gold medals were awarded. In the travel agent category, for example, Chan Brothers won a platinum award for the 12th consecutive year and Amway was recognised ......read more

Microsoft to establish first datacenter region in Indonesia as part of Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia initiative

Microsoft increases its investment in Indonesia’s digital economy, with plans to establish a new datacenter region and a commitment to skill over 24 million Indonesians by end of 2021 through its decades’ long skilling investment JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 25 February 2021 - Microsoft today announced its Berdayakan Ekonomi Digital Indonesia initiative, which marks a significant commitment to advancing growth and digital transformation for Indonesia, its vibrant developer and startup ecosystem, enterprises, and the public sector. As part of the plan, Microsoft will establish its first datacenter region in Indonesia to deliver trusted cloud services locally, with world-class data security, privacy, and the ability to store data in country. Microsoft also announced plans to skill an additional 3 million Indonesians to achieve its goal of empowering over 24 million Indonesians by the end of 2021, through its long-established skills programs designed to create inclusive economic opportunities in the digital era.Today's announcement will play a pivotal role in accelerating the country's digital transformation, toward its vision of becoming Southeast Asia's leading digital economy. According to research from IDC, Microsoft's investment in Indonesia is expected to generate up to USD $6.3 billion in new revenues from the country's ecosystem of local customers and partners. In addition, its cloud-consuming businesses are expected to contribute 60,000 jobs to the local economy, over the next four years*."As a leading global provider of advanced cloud solutions, Microsoft's investment to establish local datacenters, digital skilling and collaboration with the Government of Indonesia will support local innovation, economic recovery, and digital transformation. The Ministry of Communication and Information welcomes Microsoft's plans to establish a local datacenter region with highly secure and compliant cloud services, which will benefit local businesses, govern ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding Partners Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics to Assure Safety and Efficacy of Lab Testing in Africa and Asia

DHL has transported nearly 26,000 Covid -19 testing vials for Longhorn, who is donating one million vials to the International Organization for MigrationVials were transported via three initial flights from Indianapolis to Kenya, Nepal and the Philippines, supporting emerging markets in the processLife-saving transports will help COVID-19 testing of refugees and displaced persons SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 February 2021 - DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has partnered with Longhorn Vaccines & Diagnostics, an innovative molecular tool, assay and vaccine development company focused on serving unmet critical needs in both developed and developing nations, to deliver much-needed Covid-19 testing vials to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kenya, Nepal and the Philippines. Longhorn is donating one million tubes of its PrimeStore® Molecular Transport Medium (MTM) in an effort to increase the safety and efficacy of Covid-19 testing of refugees and displaced persons in the three countries. In the face of the unprecedented global health crisis, DHL Global Forwarding has tapped its global network of experienced life sciences and healthcare (LSH) logistics specialists to transport nearly 26,000 vials of Longhorn's PrimeStore®MTM thus far. These deliveries represent a continued commitment to provide a holistic range of patient-centric solutions and deliver them where they are needed most -- especially during a pandemic. "With more than two decades of experience working with the LSH sector, DHL Global Forwarding has built up the logistics expertise and global infrastructure, including certified facilities, that are integral to the LSH supply chain," said Kelvin Leung, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. "Our capabilities place us in good stead to deliver life-saving vaccines and medical devices across the globe according to the strictest requirements as countries battle the pandem ......read more

CUHK Business School Research Examines the Pivotal Role of Entrepreneurial Experience for Entrepreneurs Launching New Start-ups

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 February 2021 - How important is experience in entrepreneurial success? If you take a look at the world's most successful businesspeople, the anecdotal evidence would point to the negative. Consider that Bill Gates didn't have any experience running a business before Microsoft, and neither did Steve Jobs before co-founding Apple. Fast forward to more recently, and we had Mark Zuckerberg launching Facebook from his dorm room at Harvard. Success stories like these seem to suggest that experience is not a requirement to making it big as an entrepreneur. In reality, about 90 percent of new start-ups fail in the U.S., and only a handful of companies can make it to the long run. A top reason for this low success rate? Many budding entrepreneurs are highly creative but they fail to study their market sufficiently (a business skill), and as a result launched highly innovative products that nobody really needed. It is against this backdrop that a recent research study has found experience allows entrepreneurs to better balance their creative and business roles to avoid potential pitfalls on the road to entrepreneurial success. The research examines how previous entrepreneurial experience could influence entrepreneurs when they have to juggle multiple roles when starting up their businesses. It found that entrepreneurs with no prior experience tend to concentrate too much on one role, such as being the product developer and lose sight of other important things. On the other hand, experienced entrepreneurs tend to do a more balanced job. "Being an entrepreneur is a balancing act. Although entrepreneurs should seek to produce products which are both unique and useful as well as being commercially viable, doing so can be difficult. For example, an entrepreneur may channel their inner inventor to create highly unique products, but that's no good if they don't consider market demand. It is essential for entrepreneurs to achieve both goals simult ......read more

Taste the World with 7-Eleven’s Latest Additions to its Very Own 7-SELECT Ready-to-Eat Range. First Stop, Southeast Asia!

Launching island-wide on 3 March - you’ll be spoilt for choice as we introduce our exclusive Southeast Asian inspired noodle dishes and many more quick and easy meals that’ll hit the spot.  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - We all know how it feels for hunger to strike anytime and anywhere! To combat those cravings, 7-Eleven has developed and expanded on its innovative 7-SELECT own brand range of meal and snack solutions. Let 7-Eleven take you on a journey around the region with its latest additions to its ready-to-eat menu, inspired by some Southeast Asian classics. Check out these new culinary creations (halal-certified too!) available at 7-Eleven stores island-wide from 3 March. You now know where to go if hunger hits at midnight! #7ElevenSG #7Eleven #OwnBrand #7SELECT #NewProductLaunch Seriously Sedap: Southeast Asian delights to tickle your taste budsHere's a delicious duo that will be sure to cure any noodle cravings, day or night. First up, a signature dish from Malaysia - 7-SELECT Sarawak Style Kolo Mee. We've reinvented this classic, using chicken instead of pork, to come up with this halal certified version. The dish boasts tender, yet firm springy egg noodles coated in fragrant shallot oil, a generous serving of minced chicken and chicken char siew marinated in a special in-house blend of herbs and spices to give you that authentic sweet and smoky flavour. All of this is topped off with crispy fried shallots, choy sum and chilli for a spicy kick. Our second exciting addition to our grab-and-go menu is our 7-SELECT Indonesian Style Noodles with Fried Chicken. Perfectly cooked noodles accompany fried chicken cubes in a balado sauce, a spicy sambal made using chillies, garlic and onion. This delicious dish also comes with an assortment of vegetables including choy sum, cabbage and carrots on the side. Both items are launching in 7-Eleven on 3 March. From 3- 30 March 2021, get these items at just $3.60 (U.P. $3.90)! Brand-new additions to t ......read more

VinBrain reaches final round of global competition "COVID-19 Pandemic Response Challenge"

The VinBrain team in the US has reached the final round of the Pandemic Response Challenge held by XPRIZE and Cognizant. This competition, which has prize money of $500,000, aims to harness the power of data and artificial intelligence to predict COVID-19 infection rates, and propose Intervention Plans for governments, communities and regional institutions to control COVID-19 Pandemic when reopening the economy. HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - The Pandemic Response Challenge co-organised by XPRIZE and Cognizant was launched in November 2020. Participating teams will develop models based on artificial intelligence to make recommendations to achieve the goal of reopening society safely and limit negative impacts on the economy while minimising the SARS-CoV-2 virus outbreak. Based on the jury's independent assessment of the AI prediction of the COVID-19 trend and the infection patterns of the participating teams, the jury selected 48 teams from 17 countries for the final round out of a total of 104 teams from 28 countries in the semi-finals. Thanks to the guidance by Mr. Mudit Jain -- the Deputy General Director of VinBrain Product Development in the United States, the Vinteam team has developed a solution applying artificial intelligence to the accurate diagnosis of COVID-19 infections and provides intervention options. The infection patterns vary by country and territory. As a result, interventions may work in one country or territory but be less effective in another. Members of VinBrain in the US have come up with an extensive solution to this problem by developing the region-specific AI models to predict the COVID-19 infection time series in those regions. The Vinteam developed this solution based on a classical epidemic model called the SEIR model, which was then expanded to integrate with artificial intelligence to turn it into a dynamic model. In order to train its AI models, the team uses available ......read more

Kyoto University will hold an online showcase event to deliver state-of-art innovations of startups rooted from premier Japanese academic institutes to U.S. investors and venture capitals on March 2

KYOTO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - Kyoto University, one of the highest research and educational institutes of Japan, has successfully achieved breakthrough innovations in science and technology. In order to accelerate the conversion from science to society, Kyoto University has been committed to supporting entrepreneurs to start businesses with cutting-edge technologies and inventions that they have discovered. One of the initiatives that Kyoto University launched is an on-site laboratory on the campus of UC San Diego in 2019, which provides the university researchers with the resources that can be utilized to start business in the US. Kyoto University has also launched an initiative to hold a showcase event titled "2nd Kyoto University Life Science Showcase @ UCSD 2021 (Online)" on March 2, 2021. This showcase was made possible by the collaborations with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Foundation for Biomedical Research and Innovation at Kobe (FBRI). The purpose of this showcase is to help scientists develop their technologies and launch their businesses internationally. This online event will introduce cutting-edge technologies and seeds in the life-sciences fields including pharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine, medical devices, diagnostics, and other categories. Kyoto University has also decided to share this opportunity with other top ranked academic institutes in Japan. Therefore, startups rooted from other Japanese universities, resulting in 18 teams in total, will present their technologies and business plans in this showcase. Presentations will cover novel small molecules, antibodies and siRNA with novel mechanisms of action, cell therapies as novel therapeutics for oncology, Alzheimer's disease, and other diseases with unmet medical needs. Novel technologies with iPS cells for respiratory diseases associated with COVID-19 and its novel diagnostic testing will also be presented in this sh ......read more

Hong Kong Design Centre Supports the Injection of An Additional $1 Billion into CreateSmart Initiative to Promote the Creative Industries in 2021-22 Budget Address

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), a non-governmental organisation founded in 2001 serving as the Hong Kong SAR Government's strategic partner in establishing Hong Kong as a hub of design excellence, fully supports the injection of an additional $1 billion into the CreateSmart Initiative, which would be used to "continuously drive the development of the creative industries". This was mentioned in the 2021-22 Budget Address delivered by the Financial Secretary, Mr. Paul Chan, today. HKDC Chairman, Prof. Eric Yim, remarked, "The ensuing global pandemic has greatly accelerated the trends of digitalisation as well as innovation across all industries, which need to be backed by human-centred design to help us all thrive under the new normal. We fully support the government's commitment to advancing the creative industries, as a thriving design culture is important for Hong Kong to take advantage of the new innovation opportunities arising from the pandemic." Amid the Government's continual support for the development of the cultural and creative industries (which design is one of the creative industries), HKDC would strongly urge the Government to recognise the strategic value of design for creating economic value and enhancing societal well-being. The strategic use of design and design thinking, accompanied by R&D and innovation and technology development, would enable enterprises -- particularly SMEs and start-ups -- to compete and grow in the digital economy. There are also ample opportunities for design to contribute to Hong Kong's innovation and technology development, STEM education, the growth of multi-industry start-ups and local tourism, and enriching the quality of life for its citizens.HKDC welcomes the injection of an additional HK$1 billion funding to the CreateSmart Initiative. It will continue to advance its design and innovation public mission to help create economic value and societal wellbeing.About H ......read more

ripple2wave Incubator launches Digital Water Hackathon: $250,000 R&D funds for startups with solutions to tackle Singapore water issues

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - Ripple2wave (R2WI), together with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), is organizing its first Digital Water Hackathon to grow and nurture high potential startups in the area of water technology. Winners will receive prizes including S$50,000 Startup SG Founder Grant*, S$250,000 potential R&D funding, and up to S$6,000 Alibaba Cloud credits. Winning solutions will also have guidance to expand globally and get further exposure into the ecosystem. Registration at https://digitalwaterhackathon.com closes on 28 February 2021. Singapore has set its sights on being self-sufficient in water by 2060, while water demand is expected to double in the same time frame. With current technical solutions, such as NEWater and desalination, only 85% of the demand would be met. Infrastructure investments, increasing operational costs required to maintain water systems, manpower constraints, and the impact of climate change are some of the related challenges Singapore's water ecosystem is facing. Given this situation, Singapore has invested heavily in becoming a Global HydroHub, continuously evaluating and embracing fresh ideas and perspectives to meet the future's challenges.1 "The Digital Water Hackathon will contribute to these efforts (a) by raising awareness to the importance and challenges of water management and (b) by attracting talent developing digitally based ideas and solutions," said Dr. Helge Daebel, Managing Director at ripple2wave, and added: "The digital space has proven to deliver solutions giving answer to the complexities of the water space. Singapore can leverage its reputation, collaborative ecosystem and talent to become a leader in the digital water space. We look forward to deploying our skills by creating, nurturing, and growing related startups." The Digital Water Hackathon will run from 6 March 2021 -- 24 June 2021. Participants are ......read more

PrimaDollar to focus on supply chain trade finance and larger clients, MODIFI acquires its SME export trade finance business

PrimaDollar today announces that its business will, from now on, be wholly focused around its increasingly successful supply chain trade finance technology platform.MODIFI becomes the leading digital trade finance platform supporting SMEs globally. MUMBAI, INDIA & AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - PrimaDollar has made the strategic decision to focus on its category-leading supply chain trade finance platform. This is an enterprise, SaaS, technology solution that enables large and mid-sized importers to take control over how their international suppliers are funded and paid. With the increasing success of this platform and focus on larger clients, PrimaDollar's board has determined that its existing export customers, who are typically SMEs, will be better served by moving across to one of the dedicated export trade finance specialists operating with a similar geographic footprint. PrimaDollar selected MODIFI after a full market review. The sale of PrimaDollar's export trade finance business to MODIFI has now completed. The transaction only relates to future business, with PrimaDollar retaining its current outstanding trade finance book. MODIFI provides trade finance to businesses across the world on a single digital platform. The company has offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, New Delhi, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Dubai. With digital onboarding and a paperless platform, customers can get working capital in a matter of days. MODIFI pays exporters' outstanding invoices and covers the risk of buyer defaults. Tim Nicolle, CEO of PrimaDollar, commented that "We believe that MODIFI is the international digital trade finance company best placed to ensure that our export finance customers across South and East Asia will continue to receive exemplary service and a reliable source of low-cost liquidity in support of their international trade. We continue to be excited by the enormous growth pote ......read more

KINOKUNIYA, renowned supermarket chain in Japan, launches its 1st Pop-up Stores in Singapore

Presenting a curated selection of popular, authentic produce air flown from Japan In 1953, KINOKUNIYA pioneered the first "self-service supermarket" in Aoyama, Tokyo, where customers could choose their own products and pay at the cash register. Since then, KINOKUNIYA has continued to expand the possibilities of supermarkets by taking initiatives that are always ahead of the times.This innovative Japanese supermarket chain is constantly on the look for fresh ways to connect with customers. For the first time ever, KINOKUNIYA will unveil an exciting pop-up store in Isetan Scotts and JAPAN RAIL CAFE respectively. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - With international travel not looking to resume soon, KINOKUNIYA has decided to bring the tastes of Japan to the travel-hungry people in Singapore through its first-ever pop-up series. For a limited period, the pop-up stores will offer an exclusive range of some of the most popular products in Japan. Some of the delectable highlights include Strawberry Butter (an exquisite spread made with Japanese strawberries and butter), Premium Truffle Soy sauce (a decadent blend of white olive oil, French black truffles and Japanese soy sauce) and Drinking Yuzu Vinegar (a health boost made with yuzu juice and natural spring water). Specialty product Description Strawberry Butter $13.50 / 140g Made with yummy Japanese strawberries and butter , the flavours are a delightful balance of sweet juicy strawberries and creamy butter. Best enjoyed with lightly toasted bread or with pancakes! Premium Truffle Soy Sauce$ 20.50 / 150ml A decadent blend of white olive oil, French black truffles and Japanese soy sauce (from a heritage maker who has been making shoyu for over 200 years). Recommended for salads, carpaccio, and egg dishes. Full of umami flavours, ju ......read more

Senoko Energy Cooks Up Exclusive Rewards With MasterChef Singapore And Gives Back To Local Home-Based F&B Entreprenuers

Senoko Energy puts its support behind home cooking in a partnership with MasterChef Singapore SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - Kick off the new year with greater savings on electricity bills and an exclusive private dining experience, as Senoko Energy marks its new partnership with MasterChef Singapore. As a co-sponsor of MasterChef Singapore, new and returning customers of Senoko Energy will also stand a chance to benefit from the latest season of the competitive cooking show. By making the switch to or renewing their electricity contracts with Senoko Energy between 19 February and 30 April 2021, they will qualify for the opportunity to experience a three-course gastronomical feast prepared by the next-to-be-crowned winner of the culinary programme. The contest winner will also be able to bring along seven others to enjoy the curated experience. For more information, visit Senoko Energy's official contest page.Watch & WinSenoko Energy is also giving out rewards to the viewers of MasterChef Singapore in its weekly "Watch & Win" contest, where viewers will get the opportunity to walk away with RedMart e-vouchers and Nespresso products worth more than S$5,000. A trivia question will be unveiled in each episode (broadcasted on meWATCH and every Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on Channel 5) and viewers who submit the right answers through Senoko Energy's online portal will be entered into a random draw. One lucky winner will be chosen every Friday. Full contest details can be found here.Powering Home-based F&B BusinessesAs contestants and judges of MasterChef Singapore gather to celebrate their love for food and the sense of togetherness that comes with cooking for people in the new season, Senoko Energy is extending its support to all local F&B entrepreneurs who run their businesses from home. Starting from 12 March 2021, the first 100 home-based F&B businesses that make the switch over to S ......read more

NTUC LearningHub Unveils Singapore’s Largest Subscription-Based Online Learning Platform — LHUB GO Infinity — Which Offers Learners Affordable Access to Over 75,000 On-Demand Courses

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - NTUC LearningHub (NTUC LHUB) today announced the launch of LHUB GO Infinity, Singapore's largest subscription-based online learning platform, which offers on-demand access to over 75,000 bite-sized online courses. LHUB GO Infinity, is designed in partnership with global leader in on-demand training Go1 to create equal learning opportunities by making world-class content affordable and accessible to learners. The announcement comes amid the intensifying need for continuing education and training as the workforce prepares for a post-pandemic economy. By contrast, almost two thirds of Singaporean workers say that they have insufficient time to attend in-person training. This was evidenced in NTUC LHUB's survey in December last year, where majority of workers (69%) have cited that they are required to adopt new skills due to a change in their work situation and 71% of them seeing the urgency to upgrade their current skills to keep themselves competitive in the job market. However, 55% of them cited the top reason for not upskilling as the 'lack of time for training'. "We hope that LHUB GO Infinity, with its extensive library of microlearning content by industry experts, will further NTUC LHUB's agenda to democratise knowledge to all workers. Individuals can take ownership of their lifelong learning journey and diversify their skill sets to be better poised for a transformed future. Similarly, companies can better facilitate training and retraining of their workers through self-directed learning. Companies can approach us to discuss how LHUB GO can seamlessly integrate with your staff's learning and development roadmaps," says Tay Ee Learn, Director of NTUC LHUB's Technical Skills Product Division. The LHUB GO Infinity subscription offers a suite of courses mapped to growth industries such as Healthcare, Manufacturing and ICT. Learners will be able to enhance their employability throug ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding ships COVID-19 vaccines weekly as Australia rolls out vaccination program

Delivery will take place on a weekly basis further to the first successful delivery on February 15 Marks expansion of DHL's global presence in vaccine logistics SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - To support the Australian government's inoculation program, DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, will deliver additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines on a weekly basis into the country. DHL Global Forwarding arranged for the collection and airfreight of the vaccines from the manufacturing site in Europe and upon the vaccines' arrival in Australia, handled the customs clearance and final delivery to a designated location. "Logistics plays a critical role in getting vaccines to where it is urgently needed. Globally, across many markets, our cold-chain network and pharmaceutical logistics expertise have meticulously planned every last detail to manage an extremely complex operation seamlessly," said Charles Kaufmann, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding North Asia & South Pacific. The strength of DHL's global logistics network is deployed in Australia's on-going response to the COVID-19. In December last year, the Australian Department of Health announced contracts with logistics partners, including DHL Supply Chain, to "design and operate a national distribution network" to support nationwide vaccinations even in remote and hard to reach areas. "The shipments were delivered on time, and most importantly, in the right condition according to strict requirements. That's the result of many months of rigorous planning to ensure the vaccines are delivered within the fastest possible time while ensuring the quality, safety and security of these critical shipments," said George Lawson, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Australia. "Connecting People, Improving Lives is part of our Group's core purpose. As we join the global response to the pande ......read more

Detected Cyber Threats Rose 20% to Exceed 62.6 Billion in 2020

Trend Micro’s annual roundup report can guide strategic security planning for the new year HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity, today announced it detected 119,000 cyber threats per minute in 2020 as home workers and infrastructure came under new pressure from attacks. This insight and many others come from Trend Micro's 2020 roundup report, A Constant State of Flux: Trend Micro 2020 Annual Cybersecurity Report. The report also shows that home networks were a major draw last year for cybercriminals looking to pivot to corporate systems, or compromise and conscript IoT devices into botnets. Trend Micro found attacks on homes surged 210% to reach nearly 2.9 billion--amounting to 15.5% of all homes. The vast majority (73%) of attacks on home networks involved brute forcing logins to gain control of a router or smart device. Email-borne threats made up 91% of the 62.6 billion threats blocked by Trend Micro last year, indicating that phishing attacks continued to be hugely popular. The company detected nearly 14 million unique phishing URLs in 2020 as attackers targeted distracted home workers. "In 2020, businesses faced unprecedented threat volumes hitting their extended infrastructure, including the networks of home workers. Familiar tactics such as phishing, brute forcing and vulnerability exploitation are still favored as the primary means of compromise, which should help when developing defenses," said Tony Lee, Head of Consulting of Trend Micro Hong Kong and Macau. "Global organizations have now had time to understand the operational and cyber risk impact of the pandemic. The new year is a chance to adjust and improve with comprehensive cloud-based security to protect distributed staff and systems." Other key trends included: Newly detected ransomware families increased 34%, with "double extortion" att ......read more

Qualtrics study reveals employee engagement in Thailand exceeds global average

Annual report finds top engagement drivers shifted significantly during 2020 BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - New research released today by Qualtrics, the leader in employee experience (EX) and creator of the experience management (XM) category, has revealed significant shifts to the drivers of employee engagement in Thailand in 2021. According to the 2021 Thailand Employee Experience Trends Report, the top five employee engagement drivers changed over the last year. Pride in the work my team delivers, having in place processes allowing employees to be productive, and being part of a team effective at making decisions were found to be the top three drivers. Effective collaboration between teams, and being confident to share opinions with management completed the top employee engagement drivers. The engagement drivers to drop out the top five were confidence in senior leadership, opportunities for learning and development, recognition for good work, my manager helps my career development, and a clear link between work and strategic objectives. Employee engagement in Thailand on the rise Despite the challenges faced by companies in 2020, overall levels of employee engagement in Thailand increased to 76% in 2020, from 72% in 2019. This is significantly above the 66% global average, which also rose 13% in the last year (66% vs. 53%). Intent to stay with an organisation three years or more also increased to 56%, from 43% in 2019. Well-being, which is an important contributor to overall EX, continues to be a priority for workers and is predicted to be a key trend for organisations in 2021. Among employees in Thailand, more than seven in 10 (73%) rated their well-being as favourable - above the global average of 67%. Most notably, a sense of belonging at an organisation has the greatest impact on overall well-being, with well-being increasing to 80% for employees when this is ......read more

DHL Global Forwarding ships COVID-19 vaccines weekly as New Zealand rolls out vaccination program

Delivery will take place on a weekly basis further to the first successful delivery on February 15 Expansion of DHL's global presence in vaccine logistics AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - To support the New Zealand government's inoculation program, DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, will deliver additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines on a weekly basis into the country. DHL Global Forwarding arranged for the collection of the vaccines from the manufacturing site in Europe and upon the vaccines' arrival at Auckland Airport, handled the customs clearance and final delivery to designated locations in New Zealand. "Globally we have worked across many markets to deliver the vaccines successfully in markets we've been engaged in, and we will continue to do so. Logistics plays a critical role in getting vaccines to where it is urgently needed. Our cold-chain network and pharmaceutical logistics expertise have meticulously planned every last detail to manage an extremely complex operation seamlessly," said Charles Kaufmann, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding North Asia & South Pacific. "The deliveries were smooth as can be expected, thanks to the significant effort and rigorous planning by the teams involved. Working in close coordination with our partners on the ground and New Zealand's regulatory authorities, all measures have been taken to ensure not just the speed of deliveries, but also ensuring the quality and safety of these critical shipments," said Zane Morton, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding New Zealand. Across DHL's dedicated global network, more than 9,000 specialists work to connect pharmaceutical and research organizations, wholesalers and distributors, as well as hospitals and healthcare providers across the value chain. With this contract, the logistics expert for air, ocean and road freight expands its global pres ......read more

Hunter Fan Company Debuts Industrial Fan Line for Malaysia

Inventor of Ceiling Fan Expands HVLS Product Offerings for International Market Needs NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - Hunter Industrial Fans - the industrial division of Hunter Fan Company - launched its international fan line known as "DDI." The DDI is a high volume, low speed (HVLS) industrial fan built for powerful air circulation. The HVLS fan is designed for simplicity while providing significant airflow due to its custom-built, direct-drive motor and three aerodynamically efficient blades. "Hunter Industrial has grown significantly over the last six years, and we're proud to offer a product that meets the demand for our international customers across the globe," said Mark D'Agostino, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hunter Industrial. "The DDI fan will offer competitive pricing with unmatched performance in the industry." Available in two sizes--including 20- and 24-foot diameter models--the DDI fan is ideal for any facility looking to provide greater air movement in large spaces, such as warehouses, manufacturing centers, shipping, or dock and door areas. "We have seen an increased demand for an international product line that is reliable, easy to install and affordable. DDI is the solution, and I look forward to partnering with companies across the world to meet their facilities' needs," said Borja Chavarri, International Director of Sales for Hunter Industrial. The DDI fan features a five-year warranty on the motor and electronic control, and a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all other components. For international sales inquiries, contact Borja Chavarri at bgiralt@hunterfan.com. About Hunter Industrial FansSince 1886, Hunter Fan Company's focus has been on providing and enhancing comfort for consumers. Hunter's commitment to quality, craftsmanship and innovation is why the company remains unrivaled today--and why Hunter's fans last for generations. Hunter Industrial is part of tha ......read more

LESSO, China's Leading Plastic Piping Brand Expands its Market to Southeast Asia

SAMARANG, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 24 February 2021 - LESSO, China's leading brand in plastic piping industry, has set foot in Southeast Asia market for further business expansion.On Nov. 7th, 2020, a crane lifted the first steel beam at the construction site of Lesso's new plant in Samarang, Indonesia, officially commencing its business expansion in Southeast Asia.China Lesso Group Holdings Limited (https://en.lesso.com/), founded in 1986, has been a leader in the pipeline industry and is gradually developing into a large industrial group of home furnishings and building materials in China. China Lesso's product portfolio spans piping systems, building materials, interior decoration products, environmental protection services, modern agriculture, channels and services, and more. With its rapid development, China Lesso has established over a hundred of subsidiaries and 27 manufacturing bases in 18 provinces across China, and in North America. Learn more about Lesso from this video: https://youtu.be/xSYG2AFP_fM Lesso continues to perfect its techniques in automated and smart production, constantly improving its production capacity and efficiency, and product quality. The Company is a front runner in the industry in terms of production capacity and sales volume. It produces about 15% of the overall plastic pipe output in China and has surpassed its competitors a couple of times. According to a survey conducted by Forward Industry Research Institute, a professional industry planning consultant based in Beijing, China Lesso has been able to realize up to 2.78 million tons of design capacity since 2019 and achieved 2.397 million tons of sales in the same year. In 2020, China Lesso is nominated by Hurun Research Institute on the list of Hurun China 500 Most Valuable Private Companies 2020 as its market value has reached a new record high of RMB37 billion with a year-on-year growth of 61%. Moreover, it's been on the Fortune 500 China list for 8 consecutive years since ......read more

TikTok And Kuaishou Rival, Lomotif, Sells To ZASH

Lomotif Platform is One of the Top Worldwide Social Video-Sharing Apps Today Definitive Agreement Gives ZASH Majority Controlling Interest  Vinco Ventures, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBIG) - BETHLEHEM, PA AND SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation ("ZASH"), the entertainment industry disrupter led by co-founders Ted Farnsworth, financier and former MoviePass Chairman, early Musical.ly investor Jaeson Ma, and early Triller visionary and board member, Vincent Butta, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority controlling interest in Lomotif Private Limited ("Lomotif"), the Singapore-based top video-sharing social networking platform and budding rival to TikTok, and Kuaishou (1024.HK on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). The closing of the Lomotif acquisition by ZASH is scheduled to occur concurrently with the closing of ZASH's merger and business combination with Vinco Ventures, Inc. ("Vinco"), which was previously announced in a joint press release in January 2021. The closing of the Lomotif acquisition is subject to certain customary conditions to closing as described in the definitive acquisition agreement. Upon completion of the merger between ZASH and Vinco, ZASH will become a public company and controlling shareholder of Vinco, making Lomotif one of the top global, pure play video-sharing social networking platforms to be owned by a US publicly traded company, competing with TikTok and Kuaishou in the space. ZASH believes that Lomotif is one of the fastest growing video-sharing social networking platforms in its category over the last three years and in Latin America, Asia, Europe and West Africa, Lomotif has increased its average monthly community by over 400 percent in this time span. Historically, over 10 billion times atomic clips (User Generated Content (UGC)) have been used to create more than 740+ million videos on the platform since launch. The following addit ......read more

Responding to International Mother Language Day, Taiwan builds an environment friendly to indigenous languages

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - In response to UN's call for the preservation of mother languages, International Mother Language Day -- Indigenous Language Revitalization Award Ceremony and Forum on Taiwan Indigenous Language Development was held in Taiwan on February 20 and 21. Indigenous languages and official languages were used together throughout the events, including Indigenous Language Revitalization Award Ceremony and a keynote speech on the Historical Truth of Indigenous Language Loss and National Language Revitalization Strategy. President Tsai Ing-wen presenting Indigenous Language Children Award to the 5-year-old recipient, LregeaiRukaiDelegates from 14 countries including the Republic of Palau, and heads of local governments and NGOs were invited, reaching an attendance of 300 people. President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Su Tseng-chang of the Executive Yuan presented a total of 12 awards to accredited individuals, groups and organizations for indigenous language revitalization. Among which, the recipient of the Indigenous Language Children Award, Lregeai, is a five-year-old with Rukai person, who has already won many awards in relation to indigenous languages. Kating Mulas, the recipient of the Indigenous Language Teacher Award is fluent in both Bunun, her mother language, and Pangcah/Amis, the language she teaches, and is extremely gifted in language learning. Minister Icyang ? Parod of the Council of Indigenous Peoples delivered his remark entirely in Pangcah/Amis. Delegates attending the meeting on behalf of various organizations used a total of 10 different languages, including Truku, Drekay, Thakongadavane, Bunun, Kanakanavu, Pangcah/Amis, Atayal, Kavalan, Pinuyuanan, and Chinese. Simultaneous interpreting service for various indigenous languages was provided as per international conferences, showcasing indigenous languages for the nation to become acquainted with, so that together we can create an e ......read more

SunMirror AG Ramping Up Tin Exploration Efforts At Moolyella Project

- Expanding the development of existing Cassiterite (tin ore) assets and greenfield explorations- Engagement of Geonomik Pty Ltd to detail Moolyella Project tin potential- Strong tailwind from high tin pricesZUG, SWITZERLAND - EQS Newswire - 23 February 2021 - SunMirror AG ("SunMirror"; XETRA Vienna: ROR1; ISIN CH0396131929), the mining and exploration firm specializing in raw materials such as gold, lithium and other metals and minerals, is increasing its efforts to discover potential tin reserves to meet new demands.SunMirror has engaged Geonomik in Perth, Australia, to review and conduct the Moolyella Project, prospective for tin, lithium and rare earths. A review of the project in 2011/12 confirmed reconnaissance rock chip sampling over an area of two square kilometres, revealing the presence of highly anomalous lithium in a significant number of samples analysed.After further assessing historical data, SunMirror's management decided to ramp-up exploring the highly prospective Moolyella Tin and Lithium projects in the Pilbara region of Western Australia due to these sites' history, location, infrastructure and record of rapidly bringing-to-market resources.Dr. Heinz Rudolf Kubli, member of the Board of Directors of SunMirror AG, explains "Tin price levels are nearing multi-year highs. One of the reasons is the unprecedented demand for tin used in semi-conductors. We want to take advantage of the resulting opportunities."The Company is targeting a highly prospective exploration ground in the most attractive jurisdiction in the world for mining investment. The Moolyella Project is located 23 kilometers northeast of Marble Bar and consists of one exploration license covering 93 square kilometers. The license is held by Lithium 1 Pty Ltd, a fully-owned SunMirror subsidiary, and covers one of the most prolific historical tin, tantalum and lithium producing districts in Western Australia. In Australia's oldest large-scale tin mining province, primarily artisanal minin ......read more

Tigre de Cristal Staff Receives Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine, An Injection of Hope in the Resumption of International Travel

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - Suncity Group Holdings Limited ("Suncity", Hong Kong Stock Exchange code: 1383) and Summit Ascent Holdings Limited ("Summit Ascent", Hong Kong Stock Exchange code: 102), are pleased to announce that staff in Tigre de Cristal has started to receive Russia's self-developed Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccination. This is a move by the Government to safeguard the health and safety of the Russian citizens, our staff and our guests, as well as a move to prepare the country to go back to normal soon. As a number of countries in the world are rolling out mass COVID-19 vaccination programmes, the normalisation of the economy and the re-opening of international borders are just around the corner. The Russian Federation has begun vaccinations in Moscow early in December 2020, among the first countries to launch its vaccination programme in the world, and has already approved mass use in other cities including Vladivostok, where Tigre de Cristal is located. Tigre de Cristal has taken the highest precautionary measures recommended by the Russia authorities to the highest standards, such as turning off every other slot machine and capping the seating capacity in restaurants. Compliance to these rules has reduced the ability of Tigre de Cristal to generate revenue. A silver lining is that Tigre de Cristal is an integrated resort not only visited by international travellers, but also an integrated resort well-attended by locals. Since the reopening of Tigre de Cristal after the temporary closure in 2020, Tigre de Cristal has recorded a decent recovery in the mass table and slot businesses in the second half of 2020. The injection of the vaccine to our staff offers a glimpse of hope that business could soon return to normal. Currently, Tigre de Cristal's Phase I upgrade on hardware such as the newly decorated Suncity VIP room, the brand-new authentic hot pot restaurant and the ......read more

BDO announces winners of the BDO ESG Awards 2021

Third year of this pioneering awards conferment show exemplary HK-listed companies are moving beyond their stakeholders’ expectation from ESG reporting in response to the revised HKEx guideline and rising interest in ESG across the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - BDO, the world's fifth largest accountancy network, announced and honoured today the winners of the third BDO ESG Awards ("the Awards"). This competition has been widely supported by many listed enterprises and winners of different awards have been selected from 88 nominations that showcased excellence in ESG reporting and disclosure. Awardees are recognised for having implemented outstanding sustainability initiatives and they are selected by a panel of reputable and professional judges. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's BDO ESG Awards Presentation Ceremony was held online for the first time, where awards, our subscribers and the public were invited to witness the efforts of all awardees in relation to ESG reporting last year. The first virtual BDO ESG Awards ceremony is held to pay tribute to businesses with strong ESG commitment and outstanding ESG efforts. In addition to the three existing awards, 'Best in ESG', 'Best in Reporting' and 'ESG Report of the Year', two new categories have been added this year, namely 'Theme Award' in recognition of companies with outstanding performance in ESG under the COVID-19 pandemic and 'ESG Report of the Year -- Technology' in recognition specifically of companies that demonstrate technological advancement in their business models and operations, and which perform well in the areas of ESG (see the full list below). Dr William Yu, Chairman of the Judging Panel of the Best in ESG Awards, said, "The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting recently everyone's life. Despite challenging times, we are glad to see that HK-listed companies have implemented various ESG measures wit ......read more

Opening of Konica Minolta’s Newest Customer Engagement Center in APAC

The state-of-the-art facility showcases Konica Minolta’s unique print technologies in one central location, supporting the needs of customers in the Asia Pacific region. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia will be launching its new Customer Engagement Center (CEC) at Wisma Kemajuan in Petaling Jaya, Selangor in Malaysia. The new 8,106 square-foot center signals its continued strategic investment into the company's industrial printing business. With more professionals turning to digital printing, the new CEC enables customers to experience Konica Minolta's printing solutions that can meet their ever-changing needs. They can view first-hand how these machines bring their works from the digital workspace to life through real-time printing of decorative embellishments, labels and digital metallic colours on traditional print applications such as book jackets, direct mails, cards and more. During the initial launch, customers can take a virtual tour of the Center from the comfort of their own homes or offices with a Konica Minolta representative, and in-person through scheduled appointments with its Virtual Showroom platform to create a new immersive experience for customers and prospects as part its holistic approach in the "new normal". Brimming with interactive features without any software download, customers will receive immersive one-to-one demonstrations from our experts focusing on the key product features and applications and how these bring many benefits to their business. Digital print will continue to grow as it allows a greater variety of print customised to the recipient to be produced economically, and fundamentally the content can be determined much closer to the end-user. Digital's share of the whole market increases in value terms from 15.7% in 2017 to 19.3% by 2022, as the next generation of presses pushes productivity and quality to boost the competitive p ......read more

ARB Berhad upbeat about its FY2021 prospects, driven by its cloud-based solutions

Lowest valuation among the peersNet cash company with strong growth momentumTo offer cloud-based solutions for business sustainability and recurring income KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - In the past three financial years, ARB Berhad ("ARB" or "Group") has not only staged a very successful turnaround but has also consistently registered substantial net profit growth. As recent as the fourth quarter of the financial year 2020, the Group achieved a massive leap of 55% in the bottom line.ARB Berhad's Executive Director Dato' Sri Larry Liew Kok Leong at a monthly business plan review meeting The Group's success in breaking away from its decade-long losses lies in its strategic diversification into the field of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. To date, ARB is amongst the lowest in terms of valuations when compared to its peers in the technology sector. The Group had also managed to deliver meaningful growth to its shareholders despite facing the negative influence of the pandemic. ARB is in a net cash position, with cash and cash equivalents worth RM24.5 million against zero borrowings as of 31 December 2020. Looking ahead into 2021 and beyond, ARB's upward growth momentum is poised to continue, underpinned by the immense potential in digitalisation among businesses and the Industry 4.0 agenda. After posting its record-high net profit in the financial year of 2020 (FY20), the Group is confident of achieving a more robust performance in the current FY21. ARB's Executive Director Dato' Sri Larry Liew Kok Leong said that the Group aims to expand its geographical presence and access various new industry sectors by taking advantage of cross-border business opportunities in 2021. "In line with our regional expansion plan, we intend to collaborate with local partners to extend our footprint in our information technology (IT) ......read more

Thrive in Abu Dhabi programme launched to encourage global talent, investors to build their futures in the emirate

Long-term visas and paths to citizenship to accelerate growth in Abu Dhabi’s priority sectors  SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - Talented professionals and students, and investors, in priority sectors are being encouraged to set down roots with their families in Abu Dhabi as part of a new programme that supports the emirate's strategy to develop key areas such as culture, healthcare, research and development (R&D) and real estate. Thrive in Abu Dhabi highlights the long-term visas and paths to citizenship available for expats working, creating, studying, excelling or investing in priority sectors that empower them to build their futures in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment, while contributing to Abu Dhabi's sustainable development. Creative talent are encouraged to be part of a global arts and culture hub, join the emirate's dynamic media and entertainment industry, or support the development of our understanding of the past among fellow academics, conservators and archaeologists. The creative visa builds on Abu Dhabi's five-year Culture Sector Strategy for Abu Dhabi, unveiled in November 2019 by the Department of Culture and Tourism, which covers five strategic objectives: preserve and sustain Abu Dhabi's cultural heritage; increase awareness of, and engagement with, cultural heritage and the arts; stimulate creativity as a driver for education and social change; build and enable capacity in Abu Dhabi's culture sector; contribute to economic growth and diversification. Abu Dhabi has a thriving cultural and creative sector with strong global credentials, including world-class museums, arts centres, art fairs, music concerts, and a grassroots artistic community. These include Louvre Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Warehouse241, Abu Dhabi Art annual fair, Qasr AlHosn and Cultural Foundation and the forthcoming Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim, as well as international educat ......read more

Loanhere Launches New Website to Help Singaporeans Apply for Personal Loans from Licensed Money Lenders Fast and Effortlessly

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - Loanhere announced today the launch of its website, a one-stop destination platform to apply for a personal loan in Singapore and receive multiple quotations and offers from licensed money lenders instantly. Widely recognised as one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, having the financial liquidity to cope with Singapore's high cost of living is not an easy thing. Coupled with an ongoing global pandemic, a significant number of locals are finding it difficult to cope and necessary to take out loans to cover living expenses and other payment obligations. According to a recent report by Finder.com, almost 1 in 3 Singaporeans have taken out a personal loan in the last 12 months, largely to cover basic expenses, consolidate their debts or pay off credit card liabilities. Aggregating loan quotes from licensed money lendersAlthough there are platforms in the market that provide aggregated information on personal loan and sme business loan, almost all of them are focused only on bank financing. There isn't a similar platform that exists in the market for borrowing from a licensed money lender perspective. Loanhere is launched in response to this and seeks to be the one-stop destination platform for all information related to borrowing from licensed moneylenders in Singapore.More importantly, Loanhere provides potential borrowers with instantaneous loan quotes aggregated from a curated selection of established and experienced licensed money lenders throughout Singapore. Loanhere saves borrowers time and hassle by prequalifying all the partner lenders in its network, to be operating with a valid moneylender license issued by Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), are of good standing with relevant authorities and have excellent customer reviews.Simply by providing basic personal information such as name, contact details, and the sum of money desired to borrow, Loan ......read more

Hunter Fan Company Debuts Industrial Fan Line For Singapore

Inventor of Ceiling Fan Expands HVLS Product Offerings for International Market Needs SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - Hunter Industrial Fans - the industrial division of Hunter Fan Company - launched its international fan line known as "DDI." The DDI is a high volume, low speed (HVLS) industrial fan built for powerful air circulation. The HVLS fan is designed for simplicity while providing significant airflow due to its custom-built, direct-drive motor and three aerodynamically efficient blades. "Hunter Industrial has grown significantly over the last six years, and we're proud to offer a product that meets the demand for our international customers across the globe," said Mark D'Agostino, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hunter Industrial. "The DDI fan will offer competitive pricing with unmatched performance in the industry." Available in two sizes - including 20- and 24-foot diameter models--the DDI fan is ideal for any facility looking to provide greater air movement in large spaces, such as warehouses, manufacturing centers, shipping, or dock and door areas. "We have seen an increased demand for an international product line that is reliable, easy to install and affordable. DDI is the solution, and I look forward to partnering with companies across the world to meet their facilities' needs," said Borja Chavarri, International Director of Sales for Hunter Industrial. The DDI fan features a five-year warranty on the motor and electronic control, and a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all other components. For international sales inquiries, contact Borja Chavarri at bgiralt@hunterfan.com. About Hunter Industrial FansSince 1886, Hunter Fan Company's focus has been on providing and enhancing comfort for consumers. Hunter's commitment to quality, craftsmanship and innovation is why the company remains unrivaled today--and why Hunter's fans last for generations. Hunter Industrial is part of that heritage, an ......read more

Appier Shares AI Predictions and Trends to Watch in 2021

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 23 February 2021 - Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, today shares AI Predictions and Trends to Watch in 2021. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have moved from the backrooms of computer science into the mainstream. Their impact is being felt in everything from how we shop through to finance markets and medical research, as well as the agriculture and manufacture industries. Larger models have been trained in separated modality. For instance, GPT-3 is the first 100-billion-parameter model for natural language processing (NLP). Recently, a-trillion-parameter model (T5-XXL) has also been trained. They can be used to write articles, analyze text, perform translations and even create poetry. In parallel, we've seen models used for image recognition and generation greatly improved as they have also been trained with more data sets. What we are seeing emerge is the power that can come from combining two or more AI models without changing these large models. In this way, combining these large models becomes affordable. That will allow us to use AI to interpret text and generate a completely new image. The following are the current observations and predictions of AI applications in five major fields. The E-Commerce Boom Is AI-Driven Over the last year, online commerce has grown significantly and is expected to continue to increase. COVID-19 restrictions have resulted in people spending much more time online -- not just shopping but in online meetings, playing games, accessing social media and using apps. The growing digital journeys undertaken by people have generated more data that can be used to understand human behavior. However, more data also brings a greater complexity. Today, there's no single, most effective channel for reaching customers. Reaching the right customer on the right channel at the right time is complicated for humans, but tha ......read more

Voluntary Announcement: IND Approval Received for A Phase III Clinical Trial of OT-101 in the United States

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - This announcement is made by Ocumension Therapeutics (the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") on a voluntary basis to keep the shareholders of the Company and potential investors informed of the latest business updates of the Group. The board of directors of the Company (the "Board") is pleased to announce that an investigational new drug ("IND") approval for initiating a multi-regional phase III clinical trial (the "Phase III MRCT") in the United States for OT-101, a self developed product of the Group, has been received from the United States Food and Drug Administration in February 2021. The Company plans to file IND applications with the regulatory authorities in both China and Europe Union in 2021 and initiate the Phase III MRCT of OT-101 in these regions accordingly. OT-101 is a low-concentration atropine 0.01% eye drop developed by the Group to retard, or slow down, the progression of myopia in children and adolescents. The instability of low-concentration atropine solutions has long been a technical barrier for its commercialization. The Group developed a storage and delivery system to address low-concentration atropine solution's instability, and also conducted several rounds of tests on the system's reliability, closure integrity and sterility conditions. Cautionary Statement required by Rule 18A.05 of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited: The Company cannot guarantee that it will ultimately commercialize OT-101 successfully. Shareholders of the Company and potential investors are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the shares of the Company. By order of the Board ofOcumension TherapeuticsDr. Lian Yong CHENChairman and Executive Director As of the date of this announcement, the Board comprises Dr. Lian Yong CHEN, Mr. Ye LIU, Dr. Zhaopeng HU and Dr. Wei LI as executive directors, Mr. Yanling CAO and Mr. Lefei SUN as non-executi ......read more

Citi Plus® Official Launch Ceremony

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 Photo 1Mr Lawrence Lam, Consumer Business Manager of Citibank Hong Kong, introduces saving, investment and spending services of Citi Plus® that are designed to suit needs of the younger generation.Photo 2Mr Lawrence Lam, Consumer Business Manager of Citibank Hong Kong, and Ms Josephine Lee, Head of Retail Bank at Citibank Hong Kong, unveil Citi Plus® at the official launch ceremony. Photo 3Mr Lawrence Lam, Consumer Business Manager (third from left) and Ms Josephine Lee, Head of Retail Bank of Citibank Hong Kong (forth from left), exchange wealth management tips with singer Hins Cheung (fifth from left), Jason Chan (first from left), artist Elva Ni (second from left), and athlete Cecilia Yeung (sixth from left), and talk about how Citi Plus' features can address clients' pain points, supporting them to achieve investment goals. ...read more

Black Spade Capital Aims to Build an SPAC-themed Portfolio

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - 2020 proved to be a great year for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs). The market saw more high-profile investors joining the party while a record number of companies went public through this unique structure. With a whopping US$80 billion raised by over 230 blank-cheque companies, SPAC IPOs not only represented approximately 50% of total IPO issuance in the US in 2020, the massive amount raised by SPACs even eclipsed traditional IPOs last year. Mr. Dennis Tam, President and CEO SPAC Trend Continues To Heat Up While SPACs continue to be favoured by institutional and private investors alike in the US, they are also gaining momentum in Asia. Savvy investors in the East are catching up fast with the trend and among them is Black Spade Capital Limited, the family office of casino magnate Lawrence Ho Yau Lung. "We aim to be one of the first Asian family offices to build an SPAC-themed portfolio," said Mr. Dennis Tam, President and CEO of Black Spade Capital. He added that "of course, we have to be selective -- only high-quality SPACs with great potential are considered". One catalyst, Two Criteria Mr. Tam considers the current close-to-zero or, in some cases, negative interest rate environment as one of the catalysts that contribute to the success of SPAC IPOs. "Loose monetary policy means lower cost of funds and greater incentive for investors to look for new investments. SPACs enjoy a great start this year with over US$45 billion raised by more than 140 new SPACs to-date -- the fact that both the number and size of SPAC deals in the first two months of 2021 represent some 56% of the full-year performance in 2020 reflects just how buoyant the SPAC market is. The whole SPAC trend has to do to a certain extent with the abundance of capital in the market seeking return. When the interest rate picks up, the trend may slow down" said Mr. T ......read more

Kerry Logistics Network Extends Winning Streak at the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards for Sixth Year Running

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - Kerry Logistics Network Limited ('Kerry Logistics Network'; Stock Code 0636.HK) is honoured to be named the Outstanding Global 3PL for the fourth time running at the Quamnet Outstanding Enterprise Awards ('QOEA') 2020. This was the sixth consecutive year that Kerry Logistics Network has been a winner of QOEA, which were announced in Hong Kong today. Organised annually by leading Hong Kong financial news platform Quamnet, the QOEA aim to appraise and recognise the distinguished enterprises in Hong Kong and its spirit. Themed "Sagacity Built to Business Perfection" this year, the QOEA 2020 commended enterprises' outstanding sagacity in times of challenge and change. Winning companies were nominated and selected by the judging committee made up of the Quamnet editorial team, the Quam Research team and independent financial analysts. William Ma, Group Managing Director of Kerry Logistics Network, said, "2020 was a trying year filled with unprecedented challenges, which we strived to navigate and adapted to with ingenuity and flexibility. Therefore, we are particularly delighted to be awarded the Outstanding Global 3PL title again for the recognition of our efforts during the year. Logistics will continue to serve a crucial function globally in the times ahead. We will remain dedicated to excellence and innovation as we work hard to ensure smoothly-run supply chains." Kerry Logistics Network has been offering innovative solutions and expanding its geographic coverage to strengthen its service capability and diversify its business portfolio. It has launched new multimodal transport products to Mongolia, through its member Globalink Logistics, to provide alternative solutions to customers, as well as announced recently its development of a bonded logistics centre in the Hainan Free Trade Port in China to tap into the growing duty-free and inbound e-commerce market. ......read more

Citibank Officially Launches Citi Plus®

Co-creating With Target Clients to Suit Their Banking and Investment Needs Fostering Financial Education to Level-Up Digital Natives Through Mobile Banking HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - Citigroup Inc. (NYSE symbol: C) - Citibank announced today the official launch of Citi Plus®, a digital value proposition offering financial education and a novel banking experience to level-up digital natives through mobile banking. Citi Plus® clients can obtain personalized wealth management information and knowledge kits to accumulate their wealth and earn more through accomplishing fun tasks. Having its pilot launch in early December 2020, Citi Plus® accumulated nearly 5,000 registrants, who are interested in the new service, in the first three weeks. "Citibank Hong Kong has shown strong determination in the development of digital banking in recent years. Citi Plus® is our latest initiative to bring digital natives a banking experience they admire," said Mr Lawrence Lam, Consumer Business Manager of Citibank Hong Kong. "Millennials were invited to participate in research and the co-creation process, through which we could better address target clients' pain points, and help them grow their wealth via the new service." Citi Plus® offers a range of investment products to clients including stocks, money market funds as well as an array of mutual funds primarily from Aberdeen Standard Investments, Allianz Global Investors and Franklin Templeton. One of the key features of Citi Plus® is a series of financial wellness modules specially designed to educate clients and guide their thinking when it comes to making decisions about managing money, building wealth and achieving financial goals. These engaging modules enhance wealth inclusion, allow clients to build healthy financial habits and achieve targets responsibly. Wealth Smart: A financial literacy guide covering a series of easy-to-follow courses ......read more

Hong Kong Productivity Council and Hong Kong Computer Society Sign Pact to Enhance the Adoption of Emerging Technologies in Hong Kong

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a strategic partnership in driving the adoption of emerging technologies in Hong Kong. Mr Mohamed Butt, Executive Director of HKPC (left), and Ir Dr Ted Suen, MH, President of HKCS, sign a Memorandum of Understanding in which HKPC and HKCS will form a strategic partnership in driving the adoption of emerging technologies in Hong Kong. Under the two-year arrangement, HKPC and HKCS will collaborate on talent development, education and promotion for emerging technologies to support the industry demand with focus in the areas of 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cyber security, data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics. This collaboration also signals HKPC's relentless drive to invest in and build technologies that matter for Hong Kong in areas including reindustrialisation, SME and start-up support, intelligent manufacturing, digitalisation and cyber security, FutureSkills and smart and green living. HKCS members and local IT professionals will definitely benefit from this collaboration. Mr Mohamed Butt, Executive Director of HKPC, said, "Being the expert of Industry 4.0 and Enterprise 4.0, HKPC has a team of technical professionals with a good grasp of technology research and development and advanced technologies such as IoT, big data analytics, AI and robotics, smart manufacturing. Our professional knowledge and acute technology sense will certainly help achieve more effective use of this collaboration." Dr Ted Suen, MH, President of HKCS, said, "With the continuous expansion of emerging technologies such as 5G and AI, coupled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many enterprises need to accelerate digital transformation to meet actual situation needs. The signing of the MoU will further strengthen coll ......read more

Nexstgo comprehensively enhances its range of NEXSTMALL BIZ business solutions

Giving impetus to the development of SMEs with digital strategies to maintain their competitiveness under the ‘new normal’ HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - As a developer and service provider of innovative digital and technology products, Nexstgo provides PCs, loT innovations, Artificial Intelligence application solutions, Information Technology solutions and more. Stepping into the new year, the "new normal" commercial environment continues to affect business IT purchasing decisions. In order to help SMEs be successful in their digital transformation and adapt to the new reality of remote working, Nexstgo has enhanced its business solutions available through the NEXSTMALL BIZ platform to provide a more comprehensive technology application strategy focusing on the business and commercial field. These include one-stop professional IT services, remote conferencing and VPN security systems, together with a wide range of branded NEXSTGO, VAIO and AVITA mobile computing products. Nexstgo ensures enterprises of any size and industry can find the most suitable software and hardware solutions on NEXSTMALL BIZ, helping businesses maintain the strongest performance under the continuously transforming business environment during the new year. For more information on NEXSTMALL BIZ business solutions and exclusive offers for corporate clients, please visit: https://www.nexstmall.com/collections/nexstmall-business-solution Comprehensively monitoring the network security of customers, providing the most robust backing of IT consulting services at any time With the routinization of "new normal" working practices, remote-work, WFH, online and cloud-based processes have become ubiquitous. Nexstgo has launched technological solutions specifically for network security management, including the installation of bank-level encryption software by Norton VPN for customers in business areas that require ......read more

Media OutReach Expands into China with Strategic Partnership with Xinhua Finance Agency

The newswire continues growing its foothold in Asia by opening its 7th office in the region HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - Media OutReach , the first global newswire founded in Hong Kong in 2009, today announces its business expansion into China. The partnership with Xinhua Finance Agency (XFA) is a strategic one as XFA has a thorough understanding of local client needs from working closely with the business community in the country.XFA has a close partnership with Xinhua News Agency and is a member of the Belt and Road Economic Information Partnership (BREIP). The BREIP was initiated by Xinhua News Agency and co-founded by more than 30 news and information service agencies in countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) routes, with the aim to promote communication and cooperation among the B&R countries through information services. As a member of BREIP, XFA has an extensive connection to the news and information industry and is well positioned to provide comprehensive press release distribution across China in its alliance with Media OutReach."It is our great pleasure to represent Media OutReach in China. Combining XFA's market knowledge and Media OutReach's worldwide media network is a harbinger of success. We are confident this new venture will bring about a higher level of professional service to the news distribution industry in China with increased cost efficiency. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation with Media OutReach," said Mr. Nick Ng, president of XFA.This partnership is further strengthened with XFA's commitment to act as Media OutReach's content partner in China and across the B&R countries. All news releases distributed by Media OutReach will be posted on all news sites of XFA comprising three different languages, ensuring high visibility among business communities."For some clients, our service has brought business partnerships and investment opportunities for them when a story by the media based on the news ......read more

HKGSEO Provides Free Website SEO Analysis and Consulting Services

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - The COVID-19 epidemic has lasted for nearly a year. The sharp fall in the street traffic has been affecting core shopping districts everywhere. In addition, under the "Anti-epidemic Fund", the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) launched the " Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme subsidy. Increasing number of large and medium-sized enterprises have turned to the online market, setting up websites and opening online shops, in an effort to open up online sales channels to recover some of their businesses during the epidemic. As many companies are not familiar with website technology, website optimization and SEO promotion are often ignored. In fact, SEO is one of the highest ROI of many online marketing channels and it is worthy of a long-term investment. HKGSEO has performed SEO for more than 500 enterprises, with the SEO process bringing considerable traffic and sales to the companies. Leveraging on their years of experience, they now provide free website analysis (worth HK$2,000) for all content types. Here are some website analysis projects HKGSEO has engaged in: CMS Web Content Management System We recommend using the most popular CMS in the market to build a website. Well-known CMS such as WordPress, Wix, Shopline, and Shopify will make it easier to manage web content and make the website easier to crawl and index by search engines. HKGSEO hence cautions against web design companies that use their own CMS. Generally speaking, these websites are not SEO friendly. For example, they might have undesirable attributes such as duplicate page titles, dynamic URLs, or category pages that cannot update new content, etc. These attributes are disadvantageous to implementing SEO plans, which ultimately leads to the redesigning of the entire website, resulting in a much higher cost. SSL Website Security Certificate If your website does not have an SSL certificate (HTTPS) installed, it will be marked as an insecure web ......read more

Unique French-English bilingual programme at the Canadian International School (CIS) expanding from August 2021

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - The Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore is delighted to announce the expansion of its unique French-English bilingual programme at the Lakeside campus with the opening of a class in grade 1, 2 and 5 starting in August 2021. Going forward, the programme will now be available to students at its Lakeside campus from grade 1 through to grade 5. "We are extremely excited about the programme's expansion as we are the only international school in Singapore to offer a French-English bilingual program fully aligned to the International Baccalaureate PYP framework, " says CIS Head of School Pete Corcoron. "We are delighted students can now take advantage and enjoy the programme's unique benefits for a longer period." The decision to open up an additional class underscores CIS' reputation as one of the most experienced and trusted international schools in Singapore to offer bilingual programmes. In addition to CIS's French-English bilingual programme they also offer a Chinese-English bilingual programme for students in junior kindergarten to grade 6. The French-English bilingual programme objective To educate students to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural in both French and English. Key features of the French-English bilingual programme Each class has two qualified teachers -- one English speaker and one French speaker. Instruction is inquiry-based and fully aligned to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Students have equal exposure to both languages -- classes are in English one day and French the next. CIS' teaching approach All learning is done through inquiry. Wherever possible, CIS uses authentic materials (such as songs, stories, TV and websites) instead of textbooks, and engage students in active, hands-on activities like acting out plays, cooking and participating in quizzes. The school places a strong emphasis on crea ......read more

Appier's Viewpoints on Machine Learning as a Service: Challenges and Opportunities

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 22 February 2021 - Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, today announces its viewpoints of challenges and opportunities when adopting Machine Learning as a Service in the real world. Machine learning (ML) is a vital technology for companies seeking a competitive advantage, as it can process large volumes of data fast that can help businesses overcome challenges such as more effectively make recommendations to customers, hone manufacturing processes or anticipate changes to a market. Machine Learning as a Service (MLaaS) is defined in a business context as companies designing and implementing ML models to provide a continuous and consistent service to customers. Businesses today are dealing with huge amounts of data and the volume is growing faster than ever. At the same time, the competitive landscape is changing rapidly and it's critical for commercial organizations to make decisions fast. Business success comes from making quick, accurate decisions using the best possible information. This is critical in areas where customer needs and behaviours change rapidly. For example, in 2020, people had to change how they shop, work and socialize as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and businesses have had to shift how they service customers to meet their needs. This means that the technology they are using to gather and process data also needs to be flexible and adaptable to new data inputs, allowing businesses to move fast and make the best decisions. Appier observes that one current challenge of taking ML models to MLaaS has to do with how we currently build ML models and how we teach future ML talent to do it. Most research and development of ML models focuses on building individual models that use a set of training data (with pre-assigned features and labels) to deliver the best performance in predicting the labels of another set of data (normally we call it testing da ......read more

DHL Express delivers first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Malaysia

Rigorous planning and testing were undertaken by DHL to ensure supply chains support the vaccine’s stringent temperature requirements  KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 21 February 2021 - DHL Express, the world's leading express service provider has successfully delivered the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Malaysia today. From door-to-door in just three days, DHL Express worked with Malaysia Aviation Group's cargo subsidiary MABkargo Sdn. Bhd. (MASkargo) to fly the vaccines in and subsequently arranged for it to be sent directly to designated facilities across Kuala Lumpur. DHL Express delivers first batch of COVID-19 vaccines to Malaysia "In the past year, our teams across the world have truly embodied the As One spirit, coming together to deliver personal protective equipment, medical necessities and daily essentials to communities in need. We have now come full circle to elevate our purpose of connecting people and improving lives with the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines to countries everywhere including the very first of shipments to Middle East, and now to Malaysia," said Ken Lee, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific. "We are proud to have the opportunity to make a difference and I can assure you that no effort is spared in ensuring that our well-established DHL Medical Express solution adhere to the stringent requirements of speed, quality, security and reliability when it comes to transporting these precious cargo," he added. One of the key challenges faced in the shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine is the stringent temperature requirements of the vaccine. The vaccine was delivered in specially designed thermal shipper packaging customised by the manufacturer. Each shipment was packed with dry ice to regulate the temperature, enabling its use in locations that lack the physical infrastructure to otherwise maintain the required temperature. Temperature trackers equipped with sophisticated GPS technol ......read more

Ohmyhome Officially Launches Renovations Services to Expand End-to-end Service Line-up

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 19 February 2021 - Ohmyhome, homegrown one-stop Property Technology company, today officially launched its renovation services adding to the company's suite of end-to-end services. From property searching to post-purchase services, Ohmyhome users can engage in quality and trusted services at every step of their housing journey without leaving the app. Despite being one of the most important steps to achieving their dream homes, property owners still face perennial renovation woes such as unclear costing, inconsistent communication, delays, and renovation disputes. With high quality and consistency as its cornerstone, Ohmyhome Renovation effectively tackles these issues to deliver a simple, convenient, and quality experience for homeowners. Ohmyhome has also assembled an experienced team of in-house interior designers, led by Demi Goh. A Top 15 finalist for Upcycled Architecture in the Fentress Global Challenge in 2014, Demi brings an impressive portfolio that emphasizes modern aesthetics with timeless and liveable design. Coupled with high quality materials from their partners, Ohmyhome Renovation is primed to exceed the discerning tastes of today's condominium and landed property owners. The Ohmyhome Renovation Experience The process of engaging Ohmyhome renovation services is simple and transparent. When a customer expresses interest, they are put in touch with one of Ohmyhome's in-house interior designers who will help translate the homeowner's vision into concrete designs. Customers will receive a complimentary design proposal with fully transparent costing so that they will know exactly what they pay for. Once the proposal is confirmed, materials are ordered and the renovation is carried out with Ohmyhome's trusted partners. Renovation packages start from $9,888 and come with a one-year warranty. With the official launch of Ohmyhome renovation, the proptech company extends its ethos of s ......read more

Vetter continues its successful performance at the 2021 CMO Leadership Awards

Winning five core categories reaffirms Vetter as a trusted solution provider, particularly during globally challenging times Vetter reaffirms its high performance in customer-critical aspectsResults reflect the positive experience of pharma and biotech companies in their daily work with the service provider -- particularly during a pandemicWinning five awards mirrors the company's core value of customer partnershipRAVENSBURG, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 19 February 2021 - Vetter, a globally operating Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), was granted the 2021 CMO Leadership Awards in five core categories -- quality, expertise, compatibility, capabilities, and service. The award, now in its tenth year, was given by the leading trade press publication, Life Science Leader. Vetter was also the recipient of the award in a variety of categories in previous years. "Yet again, Vetter is honored to be a winner of the CMO Leadership Awards as determined by our most important judges -- our global customers," said Vetter Managing Director Peter Soelkner. "This recognition is of particular importance given the challenging and turbulent times we are all experiencing with the global Covid-19 pandemic." Carsten Press, Vetter's Senior Vice President Key Account Management/Supply Chain Management/Marketing added, "Winning this award in five key categories is a direct reflection of what we strive to project to our customers. It further demonstrates our stable performance for them and especially their patients." Unlike other awards where an application process takes place, winners of the CMO Leadership Awards are chosen according to a customer ranking system. The basis for this is their hands-on experience with the service providers they have actually worked with. Using this method of validation means results are not able to be influenced in any manner. As such, the awards honor true customer performance and signify that winning companies have distinguished th ......read more

New Research From SugarCRM Reveals a Customer Relationship Crisis

Struggling to get a clear picture of their customers, 49% of sales leaders in Australia say their CRM is costing them revenue CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA - Media OutReach - 19 February 2021 - Fueled by lack of visibility into customer data, companies are facing a customer relationship crisis. Fifty-two percent of sales professionals in Australia believe that their CRM systems are unfit for purpose, while customer churn is costing mid-market companies an average of US$5.5M per year each, according to a new CRM and Sales Impact Report from SugarCRM. The research reveals that many businesses lack the necessary tools to provide the kind of customer experience that will keep them competitive. Besieged with status quo CRM systems, sales leaders are struggling to ensure their sales teams are spending enough time with customers and can access the data required to build and maintain these vital relationships. The report surveyed 1,000 sales decision-makers in the US, UK, Germany, and Australia, and found that 49% of Australian sales professionals believe their CRM systems are costing them revenue -- demonstrating the extent of the issue. "Customer behavior has fundamentally changed and businesses around the world are facing a customer relationship crisis," said Craig Charlton, CEO of SugarCRM. "Sales teams are bogged down with administration and stuck with an inaccurate picture of the customer with little advance notice or insight into customer churn. These findings are a wake-up call for companies relying on the market-leading incumbents in CRM with software that is tuned to steady-state and known customer behaviors. The research found that 53% of sales leaders are fatigued and frustrated with the CRM admin burden placed on their sales teams, which is taking them away from customer-facing activities. Indeed, sales reps are only spending 54% of their time selling. The CRM and Sales Impact Report also revealed over half of sales reps in Austra ......read more

Cryptology Asset Group Appoints Current Head of Asset Management, Patrick Lowry, as the New CEO

Under Patrick's leadership, Cryptology intends to build Europe's leading publicly listed company for blockchain- and crypto-related business models. VALLETTA, MALTA - EQS Newswire - 18 February 2021 - Cryptology Asset Group (ISIN: MT0001770107; Ticker: 4UD), a leading European investment company for blockchain- and crypto-related business models, co-founded by Christian Angermayer and crypto-legend Mike Novogratz, announced that Patrick Lowry has been appointed as the new CEO. An experienced manager with substantial capital markets experience, Patrick will succeed Jefim Gewiet, who will step into the role of COO for the company.Patrick is an accomplished asset manager with extensive experience managing crypto assets and blockchain-based venture capital investments. He is the founder and CEO of Iconic Holding, an asset management group and portfolio company of Cryptology. Prior to founding Iconic Holding, Patrick was a member of the Deutsche Börse venture capital team, a Senior Associate at Philadelphia-based private equity firm, Graham Partners, and a former auditor at PwC within the Asset Management Assurance Services practice."With the eyes of the world now intensely focused on Bitcoin and crypto markets, Patrick as CEO is the perfect addendum to an already strong team. I am convinced Patrick and Jefim will jointly take Cryptology to the next level," said Christian Angermayer, Founder and Advisory Board member of Cryptology. "Patrick's experience managing both a portfolio of crypto venture investments and regulated investment vehicles positions him well to deliver on our shared vision of Cryptology being Europe's leading investment company for blockchain technology and crypto companies."At Iconic Holding, Patrick launched sub-brands Iconic Lab, a seed-stage crypto venture capital group, and Iconic Funds, a licensed and regulated crypto asset management firm. Patrick will continue working with Iconic Holding, an important strategic component of Cryptology's po ......read more

Japan's VAIO, a leader in innovative technology, Build The World's First Contoured Carbon Fiber Laptop

VAIO® unleashes the first 3-D molded, carbon fiber laptop in the world The new VAIO®Z has a lighter yet durable design engineered with VAIO® TruePerformance to make mobile computing effortless. TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 18 February 2021 - VAIO® is the first company in the world[1] to successfully mass produce a 3-D molded, carbon fiber laptop with the Uni-direction carbon fiber. Using technology only previously available to the car racing industry, molded carbon fiber makes the new VAIO®Z lighter at just under 1kg^. Moreover, with all around carbon fiber protection, the VAIO®Z offers exceptional toughness, and its turbo charged with unprecedented speed. In fact, the new VAIO®Z features the same powerful processing speed previously only found in the PCs of the most demanding fields. Although previously gaining popularity, mobile computing has never been more essential. With more professionals and students having to work and collaborate remotely these days, their mobile computing needs have increased. Of course, there are inherent risks with mobility as seen with mobile phone usage, for example. Everyone is well acquainted with the challenge of keeping mobile devices from getting damaged and now, more so with laptops. Both have become indispensable investments that make work, learning and connecting socially possible. So, when they are damaged, it can disrupt users' needs. The new VAIO®Z was designed for today's mobile computing needs. The VAIO®Z's lighter yet more durable design makes mobility less cumbersome, more practical and safer for work and learning needs. No more having to carry a heavy laptop from place to place or even room to room. No more worrying that this valued work partner and learning tool will get damaged, and no more worrying about securing your privacy. The VAIO®Z offers incredible power through 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H series processors and new Intel® integrated ......read more

The new VAIO®Z has a lighter yet durable design

VAIO® Build The World's First[1] Contoured Carbon Fiber LaptopJapan's VAIO®, a leader in innovative technology, unleashes the first 3-D molded, carbon fiber laptop in the world Engineered with VAIO TruePerformance to make mobile computing effortless DUBAI, UAE - Media OutReach - 18 February 2021 - VAIO® is the first company in the world to successfully mass produce a 3-D molded, carbon fiber laptop with the Uni-direction carbon fiber. Using technology only previously available to the car racing industry, molded carbon fiber makes the new VAIO®Z lighter at just under 1kg^. Moreover, with all around carbon fiber protection, the VAIO®Z offers exceptional toughness, and its turbo charged with unprecedented speed. In fact, the new VAIO®Z features the same powerful processing speed previously only found in the PCs of the most demanding fields. Although previously gaining popularity, mobile computing has never been more essential. With more professionals and students having to work and collaborate remotely these days, their mobile computing needs have increased. Of course, there are inherent risks with mobility as seen with mobile phone usage, for example. Everyone is well acquainted with the challenge of keeping mobile devices from getting damaged and now, more so with laptops. Both have become indispensable investments that make work, learning and connecting socially possible. So, when they are damaged, it can disrupt users' needs. The new VAIO®Z was designed for today's mobile computing needs. The VAIO®Z's lighter yet more durable design makes mobility less cumbersome, more practical and safer for work and learning needs. No more having to carry a heavy laptop from place to place or even room to room. No more worrying that this valued work partner and learning tool will get damaged, and no more worrying about securing your privacy. The VAIO®Z offers incredible power through 11th Gen Intel® ......read more

Japan's VAIO, a leader in innovative technology, unleashes the first 3-D molded, carbon fiber laptop in the world

VAIO® Build The World's First[1] Contoured Carbon Fiber LaptopThe new VAIO®Z has a lighter yet durable design engineered with VAIO® TruePerformance to make mobile computing effortless.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 18 February 2021 - VAIO® is the first company in the world to successfully mass produce a 3-D molded, carbon fiber laptop with the Uni-direction carbon fiber. Using technology only previously available to the car racing industry, molded carbon fiber makes the new VAIO®Z lighter at just under 1kg^. Moreover, with all around carbon fiber protection, the VAIO®Z offers exceptional toughness, and its turbo charged with unprecedented speed. In fact, the new VAIO®Z features the same powerful processing speed previously only found in the PCs of the most demanding fields. Although previously gaining popularity, mobile computing has never been more essential. With more professionals and students having to work and collaborate remotely these days, their mobile computing needs have increased. Of course, there are inherent risks with mobility as seen with mobile phone usage, for example. Everyone is well acquainted with the challenge of keeping mobile devices from getting damaged and now, more so with laptops. Both have become indispensable investments that make work, learning and connecting socially possible. So, when they are damaged, it can disrupt users' needs. The new VAIO®Z was designed for today's mobile computing needs. The VAIO®Z's lighter yet more durable design makes mobility less cumbersome, more practical and safer for work and learning needs. No more having to carry a heavy laptop from place to place or even room to room. No more worrying that this valued work partner and learning tool will get damaged, and no more worrying about securing your privacy. The VAIO®Z offers incredible power through 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H series processors and new Intel® integrated graphics on its 14-inch, high-def 4k LCD panel. Additional features include cr ......read more

The new VAIO®Z has a lighter yet durable design engineered with VAIO® TruePerformance to make mobile computing effortless

VAIO® Build The World's First[1] Contoured Carbon Fiber LaptopJapan's VAIO, a leader in innovative technology, unleashes the first 3-D molded, carbon fiber laptop in the world.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 18 February 2021 - VAIO® is the first company in the world to successfully mass produce a 3-D molded, carbon fiber laptop with the Uni-direction carbon fiber. Using technology only previously available to the car racing industry, molded carbon fiber makes the new VAIO®Z lighter at just under 1kg^. Moreover, with all around carbon fiber protection, the VAIO®Z offers exceptional toughness, and its turbo charged with unprecedented speed. In fact, the new VAIO®Z features the same powerful processing speed previously only found in the PCs of the most demanding fields. Although previously gaining popularity, mobile computing has never been more essential. With more professionals and students having to work and collaborate remotely these days, their mobile computing needs have increased. Of course, there are inherent risks with mobility as seen with mobile phone usage, for example. Everyone is well acquainted with the challenge of keeping mobile devices from getting damaged and now, more so with laptops. Both have become indispensable investments that make work, learning and connecting socially possible. So, when they are damaged, it can disrupt users' needs. The new VAIO®Z was designed for today's mobile computing needs. The VAIO®Z's lighter yet more durable design makes mobility less cumbersome, more practical and safer for work and learning needs. No more having to carry a heavy laptop from place to place or even room to room. No more worrying that this valued work partner and learning tool will get damaged, and no more worrying about securing your privacy. The VAIO®Z offers incredible power through 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H series processors and new Intel® integrated graphics on its 14-inch, high-def 4k LCD panel. Additional features include crystal clear sound wit ......read more

VAIO® Build The World’s First Contoured Carbon Fiber Laptop

Japan's VAIO®, a leader in innovative technology, unleashes the first 3-D molded,carbon fiber laptop in the worldThe new VAIO®Z has a lighter yet durable design engineered with VAIO® TruePerformance to make mobile computing effortless.HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 18 February 2021 - VAIO® is the first company in the world[1] to successfully mass produce a 3-D molded, carbon fiber laptop with the Uni-direction carbon fiber. Using technology only previously available to the car racing industry, molded carbon fiber makes the new VAIO®Z lighter at just under 1kg^. Moreover, with all around carbon fiber protection, the VAIO®Z offers exceptional toughness, and its turbo charged with unprecedented speed. In fact, the new VAIO®Z features the same powerful processing speed previously only found in the PCs of the most demanding fields. Although previously gaining popularity, mobile computing has never been more essential. With more professionals and students having to work and collaborate remotely these days, their mobile computing needs have increased. Of course, there are inherent risks with mobility as seen with mobile phone usage, for example. Everyone is well acquainted with the challenge of keeping mobile devices from getting damaged and now, more so with laptops. Both have become indispensable investments that make work, learning and connecting socially possible. So, when they are damaged, it can disrupt users' needs. The new VAIO®Z was designed for today's mobile computing needs. The VAIO®Z's lighter yet more durable design makes mobility less cumbersome, more practical and safer for work and learning needs. No more having to carry a heavy laptop from place to place or even room to room. No more worrying that this valued work partner and learning tool will get damaged, and no more worrying about securing your privacy. The VAIO®Z offers incredible power through 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H series processors and new Intel® integrated graphics on its 14-inch, high-def ......read more

Right Key Investment expands into the UK providing professional global investment solutions

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 18 February 2021 - As a professional Australian real estate agency, Right Key Investment has now expanded its business scope to the United Kingdom, providing overseas investors with global investment opportunities. Last year, the British Government introduced several tax reduction measures that have been successfully driving the growth of the British real estate market. In light of this, Right Key Investment has expanded its operations into the UK to provide one-stop real estate investment services to overseas investors interested in UK property and help overseas buyers make wise investment choices. Overseas investors need a trustworthy estate agent to analyze the market and make appropriate recommendations. Composed of registered lawyers, accountants, and real estate developers, Right Key Investment's team is both professional and reliable. They have years of experience with international real estate investment, and firmly grasp trends in the market, providing accurate market analysis for overseas buyers. In addition, Right Key Investment also offers one-on-one consulting sessions, first analyzing personal finances and goals before tailoring exclusive investment plans. This way, they can help provide the most suitable and appropriate investment plans for each customer. One-stop British real estate services make investments more stable and assured. Right Key Investment provides comprehensive real estate investment services from consulting to financial planning, as well as rental and management services. Right Key Investment's property managers will not only conduct regular rent reviews and routine inspections, but they will handle rent arrears to allow for a smoother and less stressful overseas investment process. After expanding into the United Kingdom, Right Key Investment can provide more comprehensive and reliable global investment support. Right Key Investment even offers legal consulting, m ......read more

Herbalife Nutrition Appoints First Nutrition Advisory Board member in Indonesia

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 18 February 2021 - Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE:HLF), a premier global nutrition company, today announced the appointment of Dr. Rimbawan (Ph.D) as its first Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) member in Indonesia. Nutrition expert Dr. Rimbawan joins Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board Dr. Rimbawan is an expert in biochemistry and nutrition, and lectures at the Public Nutrition Department of the Bogor Agricultural University. "As a highly-regarded expert in the field of nutrition and dietetics, Dr. Rimbawan is a valuable addition to our team of experts in nutrition, science and health," said Dr. Kent Bradley, chief health and nutrition officer at Herbalife Nutrition. "We look forward to working with him to inspire people to take steps towards positive nutrition and lifestyle changes and help address key health-related issues." Dr. Rimbawan was the author of a book for the public "Food Glycemic Index - Easy Ways to Choose Healthy Foods), published in 2004. He has contributed papers to public health journals, including "Influence of glycemic index-based menu on endurance performance of athletes" (Asian Social Science, 2014) and "The effect of feeding with a different glycemic index on the performance of 5 km running endurance for student athletes" (Journal of Nutrition and Food, 2013). Dr Rimbawan is also a certified peer reviewer for The Indonesia National Agency of Drug and Food Control (Badan Pengawasan Obat dan Makanan Republik Indonesia). The Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) comprises leading experts from around the world in nutrition, science, and health. The NAB helps educate and train the Company's Independent Members on leading a healthy, active lifestyle and getting proper nutrition. Herbalife Nutrition's NABs in Asia Pacific currently include Dr Zhen-Yu Chen (Hong Kong), Dr Chi ......read more

Media OutReach Expands into China with Strategic Partnership with Xinhua Finance Agency

The newswire continues growing its foothold in Asia by opening its 7th office in the region HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 18 February 2021 - Media OutReach, the first global newswire founded in Hong Kong in 2009, today announces its business expansion into China. The partnership with Xinhua Finance Agency (XFA) is a strategic one as XFA has a thorough understanding of local client needs from working closely with the business community in the country. XFA has a close partnership with Xinhua News Agency and is a member of the Belt and Road Economic Information Partnership (BREIP). The BREIP was initiated by Xinhua News Agency and co-founded by more than 30 news and information service agencies in countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) routes, with the aim to promote communication and cooperation among the B&R countries through information services. As a member of BREIP, XFA has an extensive connection to the news and information industry and is well positioned to provide comprehensive press release distribution across China in its alliance with Media OutReach. "It is our great pleasure to represent Media OutReach in China. Combining XFA's market knowledge and Media OutReach's worldwide media network is a harbinger of success. We are confident this new venture will bring about a higher level of professional service to the news distribution industry in China with increased cost efficiency. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation with Media OutReach," said Mr. Nick Ng, president of XFA. This partnership is further strengthened with XFA's commitment to act as Media OutReach's content partner in China and across the B&R countries. All news releases distributed by Media OutReach will be posted on all news sites of XFA comprising three different languages, ensuring high visibility among business communities. "For some clients, our service has brought business partnerships and investment opportunities for them when ......read more

Challenging The Next Frontier Of Growth: TeamSpirit Inc Selected As One of The "Best Workplaces" In 2021 Ranking For Medium-Sized Category, Japan; TeamSpirit Singapore Achieved Great Place To Work 2020 Certification

Putting People First: TeamSpirit Inc celebrates its second anniversary of its listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by revamping its core values to prepare for the next stage of growth. TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 17 February 2021 - TeamSpirit Inc has been selected as one of the "Best Companies For Work" in the 15th edition of the Great Place To Work® Institute Japan (hereinafter referred to as "GPTW Japan") for the medium-sized category (100-999 employees) 2021 Best Workplaces ranking. Statement from Koji Ogishima, CEO and President of TeamSpirit Inc: "We are very pleased to be awarded and recognised as one of the best companies to work for in the Medium-Sized Business category in Japan. This is in spite of the drastic changes in the business environment triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that happy employees result in happy customers, and we have been working hard to create an environment where each and every employee can feel fulfilled. We have more than 1,400 customers, and in order to meet the increasing demand, we have actively recruited about 40 new employees in fiscal 2020. As we continue to add new members, we will continue to pursue our corporate mission of "Make Everyone An Innovator". We will strive to improve productivity so as to enable a culture of innovation. " Statement from Yasufumi Yamashita, Director of Strategic Planning of TeamSpirit Inc: "We are very grateful to be awarded as the Best Company to Work For in the 2021 edition of the Best Companies to Work For Ranking, which is based on the evaluation of the responses to the Employee Questionnaire and the Company Questionnaire. With the mission of "Make Everyone An Innovator," we have been working hard to achieve our goals. With this mission, we have been supporting our customers' work style reform through TeamSpirit. We work hard to strengthen our human resource system and organizational capabilities to buil ......read more

Rediscover the appeal of Shimane. Mt. Sanbe has been introduced in the famous media "Ra-Chi-Go".

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 17 February 2021 - A drive tour plan for the Mt. Sanbe area was introduced on the tourist information website "Ra-Chi-Go" for those in Taiwan and Hong Kong. As well as the spots with seven must-try local dishes, you can also find traditional Japanese "fireplace" experiences, an abundant number of activities, and Instagram-worthy photo spots at the farmhouse "Mikuniya". The tourist attracting power of Mt. Sanbe appears to be receiving a lot of attention currently. The Sanbeyama area, located in the centre of the Shimane Prefecture, includes Oda City, Iinan Town, and Misato Town. It takes about an hour by car to reach famous sightseeing spots such as Izumo. "Ra-Chi-Go" has a list of 7 local dishes that you definitely want to eat in this area, such as Shimane beef, Iwami beef, Okuizumo Wagyu beef, and Yamakujira hamburger steak. For instance, "Iwami no Mori Starry Sky Restaurant" opened in October 2019. At the outdoor restaurant directly managed by Iwami Winery, meals can be enjoyed in the wilderness, and their homemade wine, made using home grown grapes, is recommended as a souvenir. The Mt. Sanbe area is brimming with outdoor activities and atmosphere of the four seasons can be seen. "Ra-Chi-Go" also introduces the cherry blossom trees along the Ushio Sakura Highway situated around the former Ushio Station on the JR Sanko Line, a popular cherry blossom viewing spot. In spring, the pink cherry blossom tunnel is a must-see. In autumn, apple picking can be experienced at "Akagi Kogen Kanko Apple Garden" or chestnut picking at "Noma Kanko Kurien". At the mega-luxurious open-air hot spring at "Kokuminshuku Sanbeso", going in the hot spring while gazing at the starry sky is a luxurious experience that can only be had at Mt. Sanbe. Click for the full article below. "Ra-Chi-Go" Introduction to Mt. Sanbe, Shimane Article [Local cuisine edition] ? https://chugoku.letsgojp.com/archives/46 ......read more

Henkel unveils upgraded Innovation and Application Lab in Sydney

New facility targets growth sectors in Australia and New Zealand SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 17 February 2021 - Henkel Australia has officially opened the upgraded Innovation and Application Lab in Seven Hills, Sydney, Australia. As a global leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, the upgraded facility positions Henkel at the forefront of innovation for key growth sectors in Australia and New Zealand, namely food and beverage, packaging, engineered wood and general manufacturing and maintenance. Aamir Qureshi (left), Operations & Supply Chain Manager, and Stephen Liu (right), Product Development Chemist, cutting the ribbon to mark the official opening of the upgraded Innovation and Application Lab of Henkel Adhesive Technologies in Sydney. Daniel Rudolph, President of Henkel Australia and New Zealand, said, "Henkel's customers are looking for the latest innovations to increase performance and efficiency, and improve their sustainability footprint. The upgrading of our Innovation and Application Lab allows us to test and tailor solutions to meet the requirements of the local market, ranging from the latest in product design and food safety standards to adapting to a circular economy."Mark Dorn, President of Henkel Asia-Pacific and Global Head of Craftsmen, Construction and Professional Division, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, said, "As a global market leader in the global markets for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings we continue to grow our innovation capabilities across the Asia Pacific. Our upgraded Innovation and Application Lab in Sydney enables us to offer the latest product innovations to the market. From food safety and sustainability for the packaging industry to raising the standards in engineered wood production, we are excited to offer game-changing solutions to our customers."The Innovation and Application Lab is co-located at Henkel's adhesive manufacturing facility. This facil ......read more

Dachser Air & Sea Logistics reorganizes regional management

Dr. Tobias Burger to head the ASL EMEA business unit, Ralph Riehl to take over the ASL Americas business unit KEMPTEN, GERMANY / HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 16 February 2021 - Dachser Air & Sea Logistics (ASL) has reorganized the management of its business units in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Americas regions. The position of Managing Director ASL EMEA has been assumed by Dr. Tobias Burger, who is already responsible for the strategic development of the business field Air & Sea Logistics as Deputy Director ASL. Before moving to the air and sea freight business, the 43-year-old was head of Corporate Governance & CEO Office at Dachser. Dr. Burger succeeds Thomas Krüger, who has led the air and sea freight business in the EMEA region since 2016. With immediate effect, Dachser Air & Sea Logistics has assigned responsibility for the ASL Americas business unit to Ralph Riehl (55). Before joining Dachser, the experienced manager worked for the logistics group Panalpina, now DSV Panalpina, for over 30 years, holding management positions in France, Singapore, and the United States. Most recently, Riehl was Senior Vice President of Sales, responsible for all DSV Panalpina sales in North and Latin America. Riehl assumes the position of Managing Director ASL Americas from Guido Gries, who has led Dachser's business in the region since 2012. "We would like to thank Thomas Krüger and Guido Gries for their many years of dedicated work in the business development and integration of our air and sea freight network, and we wish them all the best for their professional and personal future," says Edoardo Podestà, COO Air & Sea Logistics at Dachser. "Dr. Tobias Burger and Ralph Riehl will provide new impetus for the sustainable and profitable development of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics in their regions through their optimal combination of in-house and external expertise. As a ......read more

Indonesia’s E-grocery Industry Poised to Hit USD 6B GMV by 2025

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 16 February 2021 - According to L.E.K. Consulting's latest insights, Indonesia's e-groceries market is nearing a turning point in drivers of penetration. In the broader Asian context, operators in the space have enjoyed success in markets like China and South Korea. COVID-19 is likely the catalyst that leads to a step-change in Indonesia's e-grocery penetration that could be worth USD 5B-6B Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) by 2025, with possible upside risk. Against the backdrop of developing trends in the market, the pandemic likely propelled adoption of online groceries by 2-3x in 2020. With ~65% of the population lying below the age of 44 years and an urban population demonstrating an impulsive buying behaviour, favourable customer demographics is a key contributor to the success of e-groceries penetration. The report further delves into customer demographics, explaining that ~65% of buyers opt for convenience -- a salient feature of e-groceries. Digital enablement is also an underlying driver for its growth as 96% of the population has a mobile phone and 76% can access the internet. "As observed in other Asian markets like China and South Korea, younger shoppers are more likely to make online purchases and with improving internet access and digital enablement, this savvy consumer type, has bolstered demand for online groceries. These markets have reached critical mass of 5% penetration or more. With similar trends observed in the dynamic Indonesian economy, the e-grocery market is poised to grow further accelerated by the pandemic" explained Manas Tamotia, head of the technology practice at L.E.K. Consulting's Southeast Asia office. Moreover, e-commerce penetration in Indonesia hit 6% in 2019, as compared to less than 1% in 2014. On the supply-side, a range of players and models have emerged to meet consumers' needs. Across the offline-to-online model, online market model and aggregator mo ......read more

Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.: Notice of the Availability of A s155 Proposal

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS - EQS Newswire - 16 February 2021 - Notice is hereby given to inter alia certain creditors ("Scheme Creditors") of Steinhoff International Holdings Proprietary Limited ("the Company"), of a proposed scheme of arrangement and compromise (the "Scheme"), and of the availability of the proposal / Scheme document (the "Proposal").1 ACCESSING THE PROPOSAL AND ITS ANNEXURESThe Proposal and its annexures are available at www.SteinhoffSettlement.com, and by completing a request form from the Registrar of the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape Division, Cape Town.2 FURTHER COMMUNICATIONSIf the Company communicates further with Scheme Creditors, it shall do so:2.1 on Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.'s website (www.steinhoffinternational.com);2.2 at www.SteinhoffSettlement.com;2.3 on the Stock Exchange News Service and the equivalent service of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange;2.4 by email to the legal representatives of the active claimant groups, alternatively by email directly to the active claimant groups;2.5 by email to the known legal representatives of Scheme Creditors, alternatively by email directly to the known e-mail addresses of known Scheme Creditors; and2.6 otherwise in accordance with any publication requirements as may be directed by the Western Cape High Court. 3 ACTION REQUIRED 3.1 A Scheme Meeting will in due course be convened by notice to Scheme Creditors eligible to attend and vote at the Scheme Meeting.3.2 If eligible Scheme Creditors wish to attend and vote at the Scheme Meeting, they should take note of the Important Dates and Times posted on www.SteinhoffSettlement.com, provide the Claims Administrator with the necessary supporting documentation evidencing their status as a Scheme Creditor and, subject to the dispute resolution process contained in the Proposal, provide substantiation of the value of the claim they assert, and follow the process set out in the Proposal.4 SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSALThe Proposal contemplates ......read more

65% of Companies in Thailand to Maintain or Increase Employment Headcount in 2021: Survey

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 16 February 2021 - Professional recruitment services Michael Page Thailand launched the Talent Trends 2021 Report, with a keen eye on the Thai job market. While hiring activities dipped 37% in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, optimism is starting to show, with 33% of companies in Thailand looking to increase their headcounts and 32% maintaining status quo in 2021. Kristoffer Paludan, Regional Director of Michael Page ThailandKristoffer Paludan, Regional Director of Michael Page Thailand says, "Like other markets in the region, Thailand's technology sector stayed afloat and resilient, particularly for e-commerce and other internet-based businesses. Food production, too, proved to be a bright spot, which in turn carried other associated industries, such as chemical, agriculture, as well as agritech." In view of the economic demands, the sectors earmarked for highest hiring activity are industrial/manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), technology & telecommunications, healthcare/pharmaceutical as well as retail. According to the report, the COVID-19 pandemic also served to hasten the adoption of digitisation. Over the course of the year, companies in Thailand have adapted to digitisation demands within impressively short timeframes. Technologies like virtualisation and cloud access have allowed many businesses to get as close to 'business as usual' as possible. According to the report, 67% of employed technology professionals in Thailand anticipate looking for new opportunities in 2021 while another 31% is passively open to new ones, suggesting increased employment activity. Considering the competition for high-potential tech professionals, Kristoffer Paludan advises, "Candidates move jobs primarily due to the dynamic nature of the business, which is constantly adapting to changing market demands and practises. These are agile organisations that provide a steep learning curve ......read more

DHL delivers COVID-19 vaccines to Japan

Rigorous planning and testing to ensure supply chain supports vaccine’s stringent temperature requirements  TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 16 February 2021 - DHL, the leading global brand in the logistics industry today announced the successful delivery of the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines on a cargo flight from Belgium to Japan. The first of numerous shipments that will be delivered throughout the year, the vaccines were packed with sophisticated GPS and temperature trackers in each thermal shipper box to provide full visibility throughout the shipment's entire journey. DHL Global Forwarding also handled the customs clearance in Japan, and will dispatch the vaccines to vaccination facilities across Japan. "We are proud to play a role in helping the people of Japan receive their vaccinations for COVID-19, which has upended lives and businesses here. While DHL Global Forwarding's well-established cold-chain network and pharmaceutical logistics expertise were key to the success of the shipment, our dedicated employees were the true unsung heroes who meticulously planned every last detail to manage an extremely complex operation seamlessly," said Kelvin Leung, CEO DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific. To safely store the vaccines at -70 degrees until the final domestic delivery, freezers were installed at the storage facility, where additional workers have been employed to support the operations. Charles Kaufmann, CEO, North Asia & South Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding and President/ Representative Director, DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K. added, "We have more than 9,000 life science and healthcare specialists across our global network. Over the past few months, our specialist teams in Japan, together with our global counterparts have spent countless hours planning, strategizing and stress-testing our network and infrastructure to ensure we have the capability to move vaccines safely in accordance with the strictest ......read more

Arlo Launches New Battery-Powered, Wire-Free Essential Video Doorbell In Singapore

Industry-Leading 180-Degree Field-of-View with Square 1:1 Aspect Ratio Delivers Most Complete Front-Entry Protection, With Direct-to-Mobile Video Calls for Faster Response SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 February 2021 - Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ARLO), one of the leading internet-connected camera brands, today announced the launch of its all-new Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free which brings the award-winning features of its popular Wired Video Doorbell to an easy-to-install, wire-free, battery-powered design. Arlo's latest front-entry solution -- which joins a robust ecosystem of home security products and services -- captures what conventional video doorbells can't. An industry-leading, 180-degree viewing angle with a square, 1:1 aspect ratio ensures users can see packages on the ground or visitors from head-to-toe on their mobile devices. HD video resolution combined with direct-to-mobile video calls, clear, two-way audio and personalised alerts, allow users to quickly reply to guests or take action. Able to connect directly to WiFi, the latest solution can be powered by its rechargeable battery1 or be hardwired for continuous charging2. With a RRP of S$329, the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free is now available at major retailers including Harvey Norman, Challenger as well as the official Arlo stores on Lazada Singapore and Shopee Singapore. "In today's world, having a smart video doorbell at your front door is more valuable than ever," said Brad Little, Vice President & Managing Director APAC. "Unlike other video doorbells that can lag in response time, our new Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free leverages the latest hardware and software advancements for swift, comprehensive monitoring. Industry-leading picture and audio quality combined with our AI-based subscription service, Arlo Smart, enable complete front door protection. Users can receive smart notifications and secure, simple access via the Arl ......read more

Knowledgehook to boost maths attainment across Australia

Knowledge aims to accelerate recent improvements in math attainment levels, across all age groups, in Australia. The Learner First to distribute Knowledgehook technology across Australia. CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - News Direct - 16 February 2021 - Knowledgehook, the world's most comprehensive mathematics learning platform, has launched in Australia as the nation's teachers turn a corner in addressing low maths attainment levels for young people. It is now available to schools across the country for children in Year 3 to Year 10 classes, through The Learner First, a consultancy working with schools across Australia. The latest TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) found that Australia's achievement in mathematics has improved since 2015. However, Year 4 mathematics achievement has not changed since 2007. One of the biggest challenges facing educators is to find better ways to meet the learning needs of the many students who fall behind in schools, failing to meet year-level expectations (often year after year) and, as a consequence, become increasingly disengaged. Knowledgehook's proprietary technology harnesses the power of data to track where students are on their math journey. Their programmes connect a child's at-home learning with in-school education, providing real-time insights to teachers on learning gaps. This empowers teachers to develop an understanding of the maths concepts related to their students' challenges, enabling them to adjust instruction and monitor student progress. Knowledgehook: The Instructional Guidance System for teachers As Knowledgehook launches across Australia, former Australian Mathematics Curriculum leader, Margaret Bigelow, commented: "Australia's results in international testing are improving. The impact of a national approach to teaching and learning Mathematics has impacted on this improved outcome. Teachers need to be supported to maintain this trajector ......read more

South Korean Startup bitsensing Partners with Infineon Technologies to Introduce Innovative In-Cabin Sensing Solution

The MOD620 Combines bitsensing’s Groundbreaking Radar Technology with Infineon’s Industry Leading Chipsets SEOUL, KOREA - Media OutReach - 16 February 2021 - Today, bitsensing, a South Korean imaging radar technology startup, announces a partnership with world leader in semiconductor solutions Infineon Technologies to revolutionize the in-cabin experience with the launch of the 60GHz MOD620 radar. The MOD620 was designed by bitsensing and enabled by Infineon to provide a powerful safety monitoring solution that drivers can trust. According to the Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles, Jan Null, San Jose State University, since the 1990s, 54% of children dying in hot cars was because they were forgotten by their caregivers. The MOD620 prevents this type of casualty by efficiently detecting the presence and vital signs of in-cabin occupants and sending the driver alerts if a child is left unattended inside a car. Designed by bitsensing engineers and enabled by Infineon, the MOD620 comprehensive monitoring solution matches the specific in-cabin requirements for any vehicle offering continuous and limitless detection, regardless of clothes or blankets. "Our partnership with Infineon demonstrates the significant progress we are making towards building safer smart cities and elevating connected living by designing radar solutions for all. This is an important moment in our company's history as we have dedicated the last three years to strategically engineering advanced radar technology that can utilize existing top tier chipsets to address this need in the market," said Dr. Jae-Eun Lee, CEO of bitsensing. "bitsensing is the first and only Korean startup that can deliver all aspects of auto grade radar solutions, in-house. Our world-class engineers designed the MOD620 with the Infineon Chipset to offer a new level of confidence in safety for an industry that demands excellence, reliability, and unmatched intelligence." To ......read more

South Korean Startup bitsensing Partners with Infineon Technologies to Introduce Innovative In-Cabin Sensing Solution

The MOD620 Combines bitsensing’s Groundbreaking Radar Technology with Infineon’s Industry Leading Chipsets SEOUL, KOREA - Media OutReach - 15 February 2021 - Today, bitsensing, a South Korean imaging radar technology startup, announces a partnership with world leader in semiconductor solutions Infineon Technologies to revolutionize the in-cabin experience with the launch of the 60GHz MOD620 radar. The MOD620 was designed by bitsensing and enabled by Infineon to provide a powerful safety monitoring solution that drivers can trust. According to the Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles, Jan Null, San Jose State University, since the 1990s, 54% of children dying in hot cars was because they were forgotten by their caregivers. The MOD620 prevents this type of casualty by efficiently detecting the presence and vital signs of in-cabin occupants and sending the driver alerts if a child is left unattended inside a car. Designed by bitsensing engineers and enabled by Infineon, the MOD620 comprehensive monitoring solution matches the specific in-cabin requirements for any vehicle offering continuous and limitless detection, regardless of clothes or blankets. "Our partnership with Infineon demonstrates the significant progress we are making towards building safer smart cities and elevating connected living by designing radar solutions for all. This is an important moment in our company's history as we have dedicated the last three years to strategically engineering advanced radar technology that can utilize existing top tier chipsets to address this need in the market," said Dr. Jae-Eun Lee, CEO of bitsensing. "bitsensing is the first and only Korean startup that can deliver all aspects of auto grade radar solutions, in-house. Our world-class engineers designed the MOD620 with the Infineon Chipset to offer a new level of confidence in safety for an industry that demands excellence, reliability, and unmatched intelligence." ......read more

Vivocom thanks Bursa Malaysia, expresses profound appreciation to shareholders

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 15 February 2021 - Vivocom Int'l Holdings Berhad ('Vivocom') has expressed its 'appreciation' to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad for its approval of the multiple proposals submitted in on 30th December 2020, a corporate move that would usher in an exciting period for as well as strengthening the overall corporate structure of Vivocom. Vivocom CEO Dato Seri Chia Kok Teong believes that Vivocom shares will grow strongly over time and will be worth a lot more than the pre-Chinese New Year price of 89 sen. Its CEO Dato Seri Chia Kok Teong praised Bursa for its constant efforts to create a vibrant equity market, and personally attested to the exchange's pledge of 'creating opportunities, growing value' as "one that's real and more than just a tagline". "Like many other companies, Vivocom is indeed grateful to Bursa's for its continuous efforts in fostering a conducive capital market for its members to grow and create wealth for the nation," said Dato Seri Chia. "We had submitted our proposals in December 2020, and Bursa had reverted promptly and approved them; an impressive turnaround time. Accordingly Vivocom is now ready to begin its journey of transforming itself, as an Investment Holding company." Last Thursday, Vivocom had announced that Bursa had approved the various proposals submitted which can be read here or the link in full: https://www.bursamalaysia.com/market_information/announcements/company_announcement/announcement_details?ann_id=3128515 . Dato' Seri Chia also expressed his profound gratitude to all shareholders for having supported the company, and is looking towards stronger support to continue into the long term. "My Board and Management team are totally committed to building Vivocom into a reputable public company, with sound and sustainable fund ......read more

Prince Group Distributes Essential Goods to 500 Families Near Ream City Project

Charity arm of Cambodian conglomerate engages local community as key stakeholders for upcoming 834-ha project SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA - Media OutReach - 15 February 2021- Prince Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of Prince Holding Group ('Prince Group'), one of Cambodia's largest and fastest growing conglomerates, has distributed care packages to 500 families living at Ong village in Prey Nob district, Cambodia. The village is situated near the site of the Ream City project, an 834-hectare project being developed on reclaimed land near the Sihanoukville International Airport that is set to transform the region. The gesture of goodwill took place last week and senior management from Canopy Sands Development, a member of Prince Group, also took the opportunity to consult local leaders to understand the community's needs. The aid campaign at Ong Village is the latest environment, social and governance (ESG) initiative of Prince Group. Each care package contained 25 kilograms of rice, one mat, one blanket, two pillows, one mosquito net and one Khmer Krama (traditional scarves woven in the countryside). It will be the first of many efforts to support the local community, especially as Prince Group envision an important role for residents in the development of the coastal project. Upon completion, Ream City aims to house up to 130,000 residents and will potentially bring housing estates, themed shopping malls, schools and hospitals, bringing a boost to the local economy. Prince Group has focused on providing items to help residents with their daily needs at a time when rural Cambodians are facing considerable economic challenges. "We are serious about engaging with local communities and establishing a good relationship with them -- they are key stakeholders for the Ream City project. Not only do we consider it our duty as a responsible corporate actor to provide assistance in these challenging times, we believe local ......read more



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