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Tia goes back to the beginning of her journey, was it just a dream?

Episode 5 of "Goodbye Princess" animation series " Temptation Apple " - Will the princess accept the prince's kiss?HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - In the fifth episode of "GOODBYE PRINCESS" animation series, Asian global fashion icon, C-pop singer, film and television actress — Tia Lee (Tia Lee Yu Fen) takes a bite on the apple given by the magical mirror. She, then, has been returned to the depths of the sea and back to the beginning of her Journey, was it just a dream? With the 6-part series drawing to a close, stay tuned as the plot continues to challenge your imagination. The viewership figures of the "GOODBYE PRINCESS" animation and motion images MV pre-release campaign series has scaled new heights, with almost 90 million views to date. In the fifth episode, "Temptation Apple", after the handsome prince kneels down and declares his love for the princess in the previous episode, they are now dancing inside the castle. She takes a casual glance outside the window, but discovers that the dazzling light that has drawn her to this adventure is drifting further and further away. She runs down the spiraling staircase inside the castle without the prince. She is led into a room, where the magical mirror awaits and reflects her "past life" as a carefree mermaid who swims in the sea happily. The magical mirror then hands her an apple, and she takes a bite without hesitation. The handsome prince follows, but he is not quick enough to stop her in time. When the princess opens her eyes again, she has been returned to the depths of the sea. The television set shows images of the handsome prince holding the unconscious princess, trying to revive her with the kiss of life.

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AWS Makes Water Positive Commitment to Return More Water to Communities Than It Uses by 2030

World’s leading cloud provider announces new replenishment projects in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States to bring much needed clean water to communities around the worldHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced it will be water positive (water+) by 2030, returning more water to communities than it uses in its direct operations. The company also announced its 2021 global water use efficiency (WUE) metric of 0.25 liters of water per kilowatt-hour, demonstrating AWS's leadership in water efficiency among cloud providers. AWS is already well on the path to becoming water+ and as part of this new commitment will report annually on its WUE metric, new water reuse and recycling efforts, new activities to reduce water consumption in its facilities, and advancements in new and existing replenishment projects. To learn more about AWS's water+ commitment visit: https://sustainability.aboutamazon.com/water. "Water scarcity is a major issue around the world and with today's water positive announcement we are committing to do our part to help solve this rapidly growing challenge," said Adam Selipsky, CEO of AWS. "In just a few years half of the world's population is projected to live in water-stressed areas, so to ensure all people have access to water, we all need to innovate new ways to help conserve and reuse this precious resource. While we are proud of the progress we have made, we know there is more we can do. We are committed to leading on water stewardship in our cloud operations, and returning more water than we use in the communities where we operate. We know this is the right thing to do for the environment and our customers." AWS has been driving four key strategies in pursuit of becoming water+ by 2030: improving water efficiency, using sustainable water sources, returning water for community reuse, and supporting water repleni ......read more

COLOTECT™ Test Kit has obtained the Certificate of IVD from HKSAR Department of Health, Providing A Convenient Way to Detect Non-invasive Colorectal Cancer

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - COLOTECT™ Test Kit has obtained the Certificate of IVD from HKSAR Department of Health.COLOTECT™ is a non-invasive colorectal cancer (CRC) self-sampling test that can detect the methylation status of exfoliated cell genes in the intestine, help screen for colorectal cancer and precancerous lesions risk, and detect bowel cancer risk even in the absence of active bleeding lesions. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second deadliest cancer globally. In 2020, the number of colorectal cancer diagnoses worldwide was about 1.9 million. Older age, a history of bowel disease, a family history of related diseases, having type 2 diabetes, being overweight or obese, certain types of diet, smoking, and drinking are all risk factors that can lead to colorectal cancer. In recent years, the incidence rate of colorectal cancer among young people has also been increasing significantly. As the tumor grows, patients may experience one or multiple symptoms, including blood in the stool, abdominal pain, and bloating, among others. However, colorectal cancer usually does not show any symptoms in the early stages, which causes nearly 50% of patients not be detected until they reach the third or fourth stage and miss the best time for treatment. If colorectal cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, the 5-year relative survival rate of patients can be as high as 90%. Conversely, if it is stage IV at the time of discovery, the 5-year survival rate will be reduced to only about 10%. To learn about the new method of colorectal cancer screening in under 90 seconds, please click on the following link: https://colotect.hk/colotect#video-gallery-1 A non-invasive, painless, convenient, and the best way to deal with colorectal cancer is to actively use COLOTECT™ and other screening methods to detect and treat colorectal cancer as early as possible. Hashtag: #SunriseDiagnosticCenterLimited The issuer is solely respon ......read more

Retail is the top performing sector for Customer Experience Excellence in Hong Kong, KPMG survey finds

User-friendly digital experiences have become a minimum expectation as 85% of surveyed consumers interact digitally with leading brandsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - As brands have continued to deliver better customer experiences, expectations among consumers in Hong Kong have risen. As a result, Hong Kong brands experienced a slight decline in their overall customer experience performance compared with 2021, according to a KPMG China survey. In the 2022 edition of the Hong Kong Customer Experience Excellence (CEE) Report "Getting Future-ready and Staying Ahead", nearly 1,200 customers were surveyed regarding their views on what constitutes a great customer experience. Those surveyed were asked to rate their experiences with over 70 brands that operate across five sectors: financial services, non-grocery retail, grocery retail, travel & hotels, and entertainment & leisure. The study took into account the six pillars of Customer Experience Excellence, which defines what customers look for in organisations. The survey found that the overall customer experience score out of 10 decreased slightly from 6.91 in 2021 to 6.81 in 2022. Integrity and Personalisation are the leading pillars driving customer advocacy and loyalty in Hong Kong. Hong Kong consumers are increasingly embracing digital channels, with 85% of respondents to a KPMG China survey reporting digital interactions with leading brands – an 8% increase compared with the previous year. As brands continue to invest in their customer experience, user-friendly digital experiences are now the minimum standard expected in Hong Kong. Retail (Non-Grocery) While non-grocery retail and grocery retail are the top performing sectors, non-grocery retail was the only sector to see an improvement in this year's overall customer experience score compared with the previous year. Non-grocery retail scored 6.98/10 in the study, ranking first among all sectors. The adoption of technology to ......read more

Eddid Financial Announces Investment in Crypto Investment Platform, Q9 Capital

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - Eddid Financial ("Eddid" or the "Group") announces its cooperation and investment in Q9 Capital ("Q9", the "Firm"), a transformational crypto investment platform delivering cutting-edge solutions and capabilities to crypto and TradFi firms. Q9's revolutionary investment engine and white-labeled solutions enable asset and wealth managers to seamlessly create, execute, manage, and report digital asset investment strategies through a single UI or API. Q9 works closely with asset and wealth managers, family offices, crypto firms, and other institutional clients, enabling them to build, customize, and fully-automate systematic portfolios using a wide product range and access the entire market via one relationship. The Firm has just received provisional virtual asset (VA) approval from Dubai's Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority (VARA) as it expands into the UAE and plans to offer its product creation and execution services to institutions globally. Q9 currently has a presence in Hong Kong, London, Dubai, and Limassol, Cyprus. The Hong Kong government unveiled its virtual assets policy statement in October to become an international crypto hub and support local fintech enterprises and global investors. The policy further strengthens connectivity with international markets, showcases the city's potential for innovation, and reinforces sustainable development of the virtual asset industry in Hong Kong. Mr. Fai Ng, senior vice president of the virtual assets department of Eddid, states: "Eddid established its virtual assets department to explore investment opportunities in innovative, quality virtual assets and Web 3.0 companies. We are delighted to partner with Q9 Capital, a crypto investment platform with strong potential. We believe Q9 is highly competitive with its unique and innovative platform and solutions to further promote the development of crypto market." James Quinn, the Managing Partner of Q9, states, ......read more

Swire Properties’ Taikoo Place Embraces Workplace Wellness with an Indoor Golf Tournament and 8-Hour Charity Spin Exclusively Designed for Tenants

Hong Kong cycling legend Wong Kam-po supported and 18 tenant companies of Taikoo Place took part in the two corporate events, raising HK$508,519 for Laureus Sport for Good Foundation to empower young peopleHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - Global businesses have been shifting towards "flight-to-quality" to pursue smart and future-ready options in planning. The office market is no exception, with workplaces being expected to support business developments as well as talents' wellbeing. With the long-term Placemaking approach to designing office communities, Swire Properties is well positioned to provide sustainable workspaces fit for the future. From curating public art, providing community cultural programmes to organising wellness-focused tenant engagement initiatives, tenants at Taikoo Place are well supported to embrace work-life balance. This month, as the finale of this year's "+UP! Better Living Pop-ups" programme, Taikoo Place hosted two wellness-inspired tenant engagement events at ArtisTree – the inaugural "Corporate Wellness Challenge: Indoor Golf Tournament" on 10-11 November, and the ever-popular "Corporate Wellness Challenge: 8-Hour Charity Spin" today, which was honourably graced by the presence of Mr. Wong Kam-po, Hong Kong cycling legend and ambassador of Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, who officiated at the ceremony. Not only did the events promote personal wellbeing at work, but also raised money for the international charity, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation which was founded under the patronage of Nelson Mandela to improve mental health and wellbeing of young people in Hong Kong through sports and physical activities. The events received overwhelming responses from more than 350 tenant-athletes from 18 tenant companies, raising HK$508,519, of which HK$350,000 was donated by Swire Properties. Prizes in different categories including the highest fundraising team award were also given out to recognize and encourage sport ......read more

Full Steam Ahead: C-Pop Star Tia Lee’s "GOODBYE PRINCESS" Animation Series Continues Turning Heads

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - Following the premiere of the first episode of her animation series "GOODBYE PRINCESS", global C-Pop star Tia Lee Yu Fen expressed her gratitude and appreciation for all the support she has received as her video views approach a record breaking 100 million. Since the first episode's release on 11 November, the Asian pop singer, actress and fashion icon is eagerly anticipating the response to the second episode, "Stuck in Time", which was unveiled on 15 November.

At the end of the first episode, the mermaid is seen sinking to the bottom of the ocean surrounded by an orb of light. She is then rescued and placed in the gentle care of a special fairy. Having transformed into a princess, she now finds herself travelling in a magical carriage to a magical palace with dazzling lights. Along the way, she tries on elegant dresses given to her by the fairy and enjoys revelling in the spotlight. But, once the light begins to dim, she discovers that the palace is disappearing over the horizon, and the carriage is moving in circles with no intended destination. Just as the clock strikes midnight, the princess takes a courageous leap of faith and jumps out of the carriage to escape. She runs into an uncertain future. Upon doing so, one of her shoes falls off and gets left behind. The poster for episode 2 showcased many hidden easter eggs, including: The carriage appears to be transporting the princess to a brighter future, but on closer observation, it is actually a prison cell. The dresses worn by the princess are, in fact dresses Tia has worn throughout her modelling caree ......read more

Tia Lee Yu Fen Releases Second Part of "GOODBYE PRINCESS" Animation Series, Thanks Fans For Roaring Success of First Episode

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - Grateful for the overwhelmingly positive response to the first episode of "GOODBYE PRINCESS", Tia Lee Yu Fen released the second part of the animation series "Stuck in Time" on 15 November. The first episode has been viewed over 28 million times since it was uploaded on 11 November and is now closing in on 100 million views, marking a record-breaking feat for the global C-Pop sensation.

The second instalment starts with the mermaid transforming into a princess, and being taken in a magical carriage to a palace surrounded by bright, colourful lights. Enroute, she excitedly tries on multiple dresses. But, as the lights start to fade, she is dispirited to see the palace disappearing into the distance and the carriage travelling in an endless circle. As midnight approaches, the princess leaps out of the carriage and runs towards an uncertain future. In the process of doing so, one of her shoes falls off and is left in the carriage. What will happen to the princess? What twists and turns await ahead? Find out the secrets in the third episode of Tia Lee's thrilling animation series "GOODBYE PRINCESS", which was unveiled on 18 November. A set of stunning motion and still images were also released together with a Vogue Hong Kong feature about Tia Lee Yu Fen that connects the animated video back to real life. Let Tia takes you to join her magical journey. Official press materials: "GOODBYE PRINCESS" Animation Episode 2: https://youtu.be/ekd8qTMrWvo "GOODBYE PRINCESS" Episode 2 Poster: https://www.instagram.com/p/ClAz7n_vB5J/ https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=679718756854682& ......read more

Ensign InfoSecurity Partners Offensive Security to Boost Cybersecurity Training and Industry Ecosystem in Singapore?

Ensign is cybersecurity training provider Offensive Security’s first-ever Platinum Learning Partner in the Asia Pacific region? SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - Ensign InfoSecurity (Ensign), Asia's largest pure-play end-to-end cybersecurity services provider and Offensive Security (OffSec), the leading provider of hands-on cybersecurity training and certification, today announced that Ensign is OffSec's first-ever Platinum Learning Partner in the Asia Pacific region. Ensign will be working with OffSec to offer hands-on, instructor-led cybersecurity training courses to industry-wide trainees to raise cybersecurity competency in the face of a dynamic and ever-evolving cyber threat. Ensign will kick off by providing live instructor-led bootcamps for the Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PEN-200) in early 2023 before offering other OffSec courses as part of this partnership. Penetration tests employ a set of automated and manual interventions to identify vulnerabilities in any applications and systems. Such tests are necessary in an increasingly digitalised world to identify gaps so that remediation can be applied before an actual malicious actor can exploit them. The skills and knowledge required to perform such tests require penetration testers to be well versed in a variety of domains and draw widely from industry experience to ensure that vulnerabilities are discovered in a timely and comprehensive manner. Penetration testers will need skills and knowledge from various domains such as networks and cloud, and understand attacker's TTPs (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures). There are also plans to offer more advanced workshops with global experts and industry-relevant training. These will serve to boost the cybersecurity industry ecosystem by providing more platforms for professional exchange and cross learning. "We are excited to be working with globally renowned cybersecurity training provider Offensive Security to heighten the level of ......read more

Tia Lee Yu Fen’s 2022 return hots up with animation release and Vogue cover feature

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - The hype around Tia Lee Yu Fen's much-awaited return in 2022 ascended to a new level after the first episode of her mesmerising animation series was released on 11 November. Garnering over 13.65 million views in the first 72 hours, the first of the six-episode series continued to generate excitement leading up to her soon-to-be-released new single "GOODBYE PRINCESS". In the time that has elapsed, the global C-Pop star's video views have skyrocketed, edging closer to the record breaking 100 million mark.

The opening episode - "Falling in the Deep" - follows the journey of a mermaid who swims through a television at the bottom of the ocean. Tia Lee subsequently metamorphoses and can no longer swim as her tail has transformed into legs. Sinking deeper into the ocean, she is surrounded by an orb of light - the true meaning of which was revealed in the second episode of Tia Lee's animation series, which was released on her YouTube Channel on 15 November. Accompanying the premiere of the first episode was a poster released on 12 November that explained the underlying messages: The television set symbolises the start of Tia's journey into the entertainment and fashion scene; The kaleidoscope reflects imaginations and temptations. The kaleidoscope also hides some easter eggs of Tia's actual appearances and looks when she first joined the industry; The mermaid losing her tail reflects her helplessness upon realising the true nature of show business. A series of motion and still images were taken showing Tia underwater in a shimmering green coutu ......read more

Tia Lee Yu Fen marks 2022 return with blockbuster first episode of animation series

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - Tia Lee Yu Fen, global C-Pop star, returned with a bang in 2022 as she released the first episode of her captivating animation series - "GOODBYE PRINCESS" which attained a record breaking 13.65 million views in the first three days. Since then, all videos have accumulated nearly 100 million views.

The first animation episode, "Falling in the Deep", was released on 11 November and showcased a carefree mermaid swimming happily in a calm ocean and finding an old television set on the seabed. The television serves as the entrance to a tunnel transcending time and space. Mesmerised by the bright lights, she swims into the tunnel's kaleidoscope of imagination and temptation before realising that her tail has transformed into legs. Now unable to swim, the mermaid sinks deeper into the ocean and is enclosed in a beam of light. Will this beam of light prove to be the mermaid's saviour or serve as a portent of troubles to follow? What will she encounter next? Find out in episode 2 of Tia Lee's gripping animation series, which was released on 15 November on Tia's YouTube Channel. The series is a fascinating blend of music, videography and animation and will build up to the release of her highly-anticipated new song "GOODBYE PRINCESS". Each episode revolves around a classic fictional "princess" and builds an eye-opening insight into Tia's personal experiences in the entertainment and fashion industries. It also showcases Tia's determination to unburden herself from certain stereotypes and take control of her own destiny. Today, Vogue Hong Kong conducted an in-depth interview with Tia Lee and published a Digital ......read more

Yeebo Announces Interim Results for FY2022/23

Revenue Growth of 19% Profit Attributable to Owners Growth of 145% Strategic Plans to Further Enhance Profitability on track Financial Highlights For the six months ended 30 September 2022 HK'000 (unaudited) 2021 HK'000 (unaudited) Change Revenue 734,965 618,606 +19% Gross profit 121,538 99,004 +23% Profit for the Period 311,808 131,796 +137% Profit attributable to owners of the Company 297,869 121,718 +145% Basic earnings per share (HK cents) - Basic - Diluted 30.6 30.4 12.4 12.4 +147% +145% Special dividend ......read more

Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo and RCEP Young Overseas Chinese Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit Kicked off in Fujian

QUANZHOU, CHINA - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - From November 24th to 27th, the 8th China (Quanzhou) Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo and the 2nd RCEP Young Overseas Chinese Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit supported by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and World Trade Center Association, sponsored by China International Chamber of Commerce, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Fujian Provincial People's Government, Fujian Provincial Department of Commerce, Fujian Provincial Council for the Promotion of International Trade and Quanzhou Municipal People's Government kick off in Fujian.

The participants of the Expo cover over 200 enterprises from more than 30 countries and regions, including Azerbaijan, France, Russia, Italy and Thailand, as well as more than 300 overseas Chinese businessmen and overseas Chinese youths. In the Expo, 14 themed exhibition areas have been well arranged, such as the Quanzhou Maritime Silk Road Economic Characteristics Exhibition Area, Guest-of-Honor Country Pavilion Exhibition Area, the National Trendy Brand Exhibition Area, and the RCEP Young Overseas Chinese Entrepreneurship Brand Exhibition Area. At the same time, the Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo has partnered with the second RCEP Young Overseas Chinese Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summit. Their goal is quite clear: while making better use of the resource advantages of overseas Chinese from Fujian in the countries along the "Maritime Silk Road" and the "ASEAN 10+5" countries, they intend to better serve the overseas promotion of the Maritime Silk Road international brands, and help young overseas Chin ......read more

OEC platform, the crypto asset financial service platform upgrades its system

NEW YORK, US - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - Recently, the crypto asset financial service platform OEC has completed the system upgrade, and its business development has gradually expanded from Europe and America to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hongkong, Taiwan and other Asian countries, aiming at providing convenient transaction services for crypto users all over the world. It is reported that OEC platform has created a unified trading account and trading system, and ensured the security of users' assets and accounts through multi-terminal coverage trading freedom and multiple security verifications. The platform has obtained the trading license issued by the US Money Services Business(MSB Financial Crimes Enforcement Bureau of the US Treasury). This system upgrade OEC introduced C-SAVING and sign-in reward. Users can get the estimated daily income up to 0.8% of the subscription amount in C-SAVING, and complete the daily check-in task to receive the corresponding reward. According to its official instructions, C-SAVING launched by OEC is a product to help users with idle digital assets connect with platforms, with the features of deposit and withdrawal and daily interest. After the user's digital assets are deposited in C-SAVING, the system will distribute interest on a daily basis according to the utilization rate and profit of business funds such as perpetual contracts and delivery contracts. Relying on OEC's strict risk control system, C-SAVING fully guarantees users' transaction security, and at the same time brings more financial benefits to platform users, helping the benign and healthy development of crypto assets. In terms of security, the founding team of OEC Exchange has been studying financial and high-tech fields for many years, with global strategic operation capability and rich experience in financial risk control and management. Multiple underlying security technologies and internal supervision and early warning system have greatly i ......read more

Bybit Announces $100 Million Support Fund for Institutional Clients

Bybit looks to Kickstart Crypto Market with short-term stimulus packageDUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Media OutReach - 28 November 2022 - Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, has announced the launch of a $100 million support fund to shore up institutional market makers during this challenging period in the crypto industry. The fund will offer a helping hand to Bybit’s dedicated institutional clients with a maximum of up to $10 million per client available and is intended to support the industry as the fallout from recent events continues. Bybit says it will use the fund to support any of its institutional clients that require it. The offer is open to existing customers, as well as new institutional customers who join the crypto exchange. In addition to the support fund, Bybit will also provide dedicated account managers to provide support with the application once the client has become a verified KYB (Know Your Business) user. Bybit took the decision to help strengthen market makers and institutional clients given their importance to the broader market. Bybit hopes the stimulus package will act as a catalyst and help ignite the recovery of the industry as a whole - and represent an important move toward greater industry wide stability. “We are all in this together, and it’s up to everyone to do what they can to support our industry and this is one way we are helping to give back,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. “We are bullish that crypto will continue to empower people everywhere with the values of equal access to financial services, and decentralized power structures — and we will continue to do all we can to kickstart crypto, ignite the industry, and drive the future of financial services.” Institutional tracers and high frequency traders interested in accessing the fund should reach out to their dedicated account manager. New customers should reach out to Bybit on the following email: institutional_services@bybit.com ......read more

VinFast exports the first batch of electric vehicles

HAI PHONG, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 25 November 2022 - VinFast held a ceremony to mark its first batch of exports of smart electric vehicles including 999 VF 8s to international markets. This event is a remarkable milestone in the history of Vietnam’s automotive industry as Vietnamese-branded electric cars have officially entered the global market.

The first batch of 999 VF 8s has been exported to the United States. This batch was transported by the Silver Queen – a Panamanian charter ship – and is expected to arrive in a California port (USA) about 20 days after deporting from MPC Port in Hai Phong, Vietnam. The first VinFast customers in the US can expect their cars by the end of December 2022. This international export is the first batch of the 65,000 global orders already made for VinFast’s VF 8 and VF 9. Following this first batch of cars for the American market, VinFast will continue to export more VF 8 lots to Canada and Europe for customer deliveries in early 2023. The first VF 9 models will be handed over to customers in Vietnam and international markets in the first quarter of 2023. At the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Viet Quang, Vice Chairman and CEO of Vingroup, said:“The export of the first 999 VF 8s is a significant event for VinFast and Vingroup and a proud historical milestone for the Vietnamese automotive industry. It affirms that Vietnam has successfully produced high-quality standards electric vehicles that are ready to compete in the international market. We hope that, when VinFast’s smart electric vehicles roll out on the streets around the world, it will help promote the image of a new, dynamic and progressive Vietnam to the global audience. ......read more

YS Biopharma Received Qualified Person Declaration for Its PIKA COVID-19 Vaccine Facility from European Union GMP

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 November 2022 - YS Biopharma Co., Ltd. ("YS Biopharma" or the "Company"), a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing new generations of vaccines and therapeutic biologics, today announced that its manufacturing facility for PIKA recombinant COVID-19 vaccine successfully passed an audit by a European Union ("EU") Qualified Person ("QP") and received QP declaration of its GMP equivalence to European Union Good Manufacturing Practice ("EU GMP"). PIKA recombinant COVID-19 vaccine is currently in a multi-country, multi-center, Phase III clinical trial in Southeast Asian and Middle East countries. The audit was based on the guidance of EU GMP and the guiding principles of the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). The audit covered a comprehensive and in-depth audit focused on the manufacturing quality of PIKA adjuvant and PIKA recombinantCOVID-19 vaccine in the areas of pharmaceutical substance production, packaging system, quality management system and other aspects. The declaration demonstrates that the manufacturing facilities at YS Biopharma complies with European pharmaceutical GMP and has the ability to provide high quality pharmaceutical products for clinical studies and commercialization in European and international markets. Hashtag: #YSBiopharmaThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About PIKA recombinant COVID-19 VaccineEmpowered by PIKA immunomodulating technology, PIKA recombinant COVID-19 vaccine is combination of the PIKA adjuvant and the SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) subunit protein. The antigen component of this candidate vaccine is based on the recombinant SARS-CoV-2 spike protein subunit with a stable prefusion S trimeric protein structure. PIKA adjuvant isa synthetic chemical analogue of double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) acting as a TLR3 agonist, which elicits both Th1 a ......read more

Celebrate the love of giving at Mrs Claus Bakery in LANDMARK

This festive season, LANDMARK celebrates with four charity partners empowered by Hongkong Land HOME FUND HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 November 2022 - Celebrate the Love of Giving at LANDMARK this festive season with Mrs Claus and her team of over 80 Christmas Helpers as they create delicious cookie treats to share with family and friends at her magnificent bakery. A bakery complete with 16 festive attractions from the sweetest Gingerbread House, giant steaming Tea Pot House, towering Cookie Christmas Tree, to the Ingredients Library for everyone to join in the fun and enjoy.

Mrs Claus Bakery at LANDMARK
Delight in the Festive World of Mrs Claus Bakery This festive season, LANDMARK has been transformed into Mrs Claus Bakery, featuring a host of wonderous characters, including a Christmas Elves family who join Gingy the Gingerbread Man, Flippy the Penguin, Fluffy the Polar Bear and Dasher the Reindeer, to help Mrs Claus in her bakery. Discover a delightful world with Christmas cookies all around, a magically festive scene with a soaring giant Fluffy the Polar Bear hot air balloon, Flippy Penguin airship, and Dasher the reindeer flying-tricycle. As part of the festive activities, families and friends can join in all the Mrs Claus Bakery excitement and partake in photo opportunities from 24th November 2022 until 2nd January 2023. Purchase ......read more

Alphacelle Introduces Integrated Stem Cell Solutions Amidst Rising Degenerative Diseases Amongst Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 25 November 2022 - The total Malaysian elderly population is estimated at 2.4 million or 7.5% of the total Malaysian population. According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), ages 60 and above are increasing yearly and Malaysia is set to become a nation of the elderly by 2030, with citizens over 60 reaching 15.3% of the total population. This means 1 out of every 6 people will be over 60 years of age in 8 years' time.

(From left) Dr. Lee, Dato' Dr. Rajbans Singh, Lew Mun Yee (President & Founder of AlphaCelle), Chan Suet Fong & Dr. Billy at the pre-launch of AlphaCelle
This spells significant threats to Malaysia's health care industry and society in general, and escalates common, degenerative and chronic diseases and immune deficiencies - leading to disability, immobility and dependency and premature deaths amongst Malaysians. In addition, Alzheimer's disease will increase about 50 million people worldwide are Alzheimer's patients. The future treatment for degenerative diseases will not be drugs nor surgeries, but cell therapy . University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) which conducts research into regenerative medicine therapy (RMT) shared that stem cells therapies are a viable avenue to restore organ functions via regeneration and functional repair of damaged tissues. There are two types of human stem cells - Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs), found in cord blood, bone marrow & peripheral blood and Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), found in Wharton's Jelly of the umbilical cord, bone marrow, fat tissue and tooth pulp. It is the MSCs that are multipotent as they carry and release a wide range o ......read more

HKBU joint research develops multifunctional nanoparticle for diagnosis and treatment of glioma

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 November 2022 - A Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) collaborative research team has synthesised a nanoparticle named TRZD that can perform the dual function of diagnosing and treating glioma in the brain. It emits persistent luminescence for the diagnostic imaging of glioma tissues in vivo and inhibits the growth of tumour cells by aiding the targeted delivery of chemotherapy drugs. The nanoparticle offers hope for the early diagnosis and treatment of glioma, especially cerebellar glioma, which is even harder to detect and cure with existing methods.

The research team led by Dr Wang Yi, Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemistry at HKBU, has developed a near-infrared persistent luminescence nanoparticle named TRZD for the diagnosis and treatment of glioma.
The research results have been published in Science Advances, an international scientific journal. Limitations of existing diagnostic and therapeutic approaches Glioma is the most common form of malignant primary brain tumour, and it accounts for about one-third of all brain tumours. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is commonly used to diagnose glioma, but the technology is not that sensitive. Cerebellar glioma, a relatively rare brain tumour, is even harder to detect with MRI. To facilitate early detection and treatment, an alternative method with improved sensitivity and precision is needed to diagnose glioma. Doxorubicin, a chemotherapy agent, is an effective treatment for glioma. However, its application may also damage normal cells, and it is associated with a range of side effects. To enhance doxorubicin's clinical efficacy and ......read more

Hongkong Land HOME FUND announces new strategic partnerships and initiatives for 2023 to mark its second anniversary of supporting communities

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 25 November 2022 - Hongkong Land HOME FUND ("HOME FUND") yesterday completed two momentous years of empowering younger generations, promoting social inclusion, and helping disadvantaged families facing housing-related social issues. To mark the second anniversary of HOME FUND, Hongkong Land announced new partnerships for 2023, and shared various achievements of the past two years.

(from left to right) Ms Cressida Leung, Deputy Chief Executive, The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong, Ms Anita Lai, Chairperson, Make-A-Wish Hong Kong, Mr John Simpkins, Executive Director & General Counsel of Hongkong Land, Ms Sian Taylor, CEO, Box of HOPE, and Ms Winnie Ngan, Director, Institutional advancement office, Vocational Training Council, commemorate the second anniversary of Hongkong Land HOME FUND.
Launched in November 2020, with an initial investment of HK$100 million, HOME FUND has been actively collaborating with various non-governmental organisations ("NGOs") on a series of community outreach programmes aimed at helping local communities aspire for a better future. Since its inception, HOME FUND has already committed over HK$80 million, touching the lives of more than 150,000 people and growing its NGO partnerships from an initial three to more than 80. To provide support during the fifth COVID-19 wave in Hong Kong earlier this year, a further HK$15 million was injected into HOME FUND, to provide emergency support to 116,000 people in Hong Kong. Some of HOME FUND's key projects in 2022 include: Empowering Youth through Life and Career Coaching Initiatives: In partner ......read more

Lenovo Think P Series Workstations Up To 43 Per Cent Off During Black Friday

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 November 2022 - Lenovo Singapore today announced the range of Lenovo ThinkPad P Series and ThinkStation on offer for its Black Friday promotion between November 24 to 28, only on Lenovo Official Website. The Think P Series Workstations deliver uncompromised performance that power intensive artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning workflows for fintech companies. The workstations deliver maximum levels of performance under today's most demanding AI workloads and removes start up challenges data scientists face with full turnkey solutions, leveraging the latest GPU-accelerated AI frameworks and software stacks for maximum productivity, operations and profits, transforming the way people work with smarter technology.

Enjoy up to 43 per cent off during Lenovo's Black Friday promotion from November 24 to 28 2022
According to NVIDIA's State of AI in Financial Services 2022 Survey, 91 per cent of financial services firms are driving critical business outcomes with investments in AI. Groundbreaking technology such as AI, ML and big data analytics have created opportunities for the fintech sector in the fight against financial fraud, using algorithms that analyze large data sources in real time. "Designed with purpose to meet customers' needs, Lenovo enables fintech firms to address business challenges by modernizing their data center IT architecture in the age of AI and big data," said Nigel Lee, General Manager of Lenovo Singapore. "From blockchain to regulatory compliance and infrastructure to end-users, Lenovo empowers thousands of financial services customers globally through workforce ......read more

DHL Supply Chain names Mihaela Isac as new CIO in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 November 2022 - DHL Supply Chain, the world's leading contract logistics provider and a business division under Deutsche Post DHL Group, has appointed Mihaela Isac as its Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Asia Pacific. Mihaela was most recently Vice President of IT Life Sciences & Healthcare in North America, where she was responsible for enhancing the organization's IT offering in transportation and warehousing in the life sciences sector.

"Mihaela has been with DHL Supply Chain for over a decade, and her achievements during this period speak for themselves. I am confident that her international experience and capabilities make her the perfect choice to enhance our digitalization agenda and standardization processes further to drive growth in the region, said Terry Ryan, CEO DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific. Mihaela joined DPDHL Group in 2011 as part of DHL Consulting in Bonn, Germany. In 2014, she relocated to Miami, where she continued her consulting career and held roles of increasing responsibility. She was an Associate Partner before moving to DHL Supply Chain IT North America as Senior Director Strategic IT Projects in 2019. She was appointed Senior Director IT Transportation Solutions in 2020 before stepping into her most recent role as Vice President IT Life Sciences and Healthcare. During her three years with DHL Supply Chain IT in North America, Mihaela spearheaded innovation initiatives and digital projects for customers successfully while achieving strong employee engagement and NPS scores. "I have seen firsthand how our teams at DHL Supply Chain have used technology to maintain business continu ......read more

Shopee Brings Excitement of the Football Fiesta to Malaysians

Unite as one to discover the latest in-app entertainment and rewarding experiencesKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach - 25 November 2022 - Shopee Malaysia continues to stay ahead of the game by bringing local communities together through a common interest in football. With over 13 million football fans in Malaysia, the Shopee Football Fiesta, in partnership with brands: Hisense, Coca-Cola, and vivo, allows users to discover the latest football-related content, in-app entertainment, and enjoy rewarding experiences.

According to Shopee, users are pivoting to more personalized channels that suit their increasingly digital lifestyle, from how they shop online, consume content, and interact with their fellow communities. With the Shopee Football Fiesta, users can easily enjoy football rewards and greater content best for their needs. Huiyan Pan, Head of Brand Marketing at Shopee Malaysia, shared that the FIFA World Cup is a significant event for Malaysians. Many would spend their time alone or with family and friends to watch world-class players play at an event that occurs once in 4 years. It is incredible how much we love football as Shopee continues to unite our users through rewarding experiences. Here are 4 highlights that Malaysians can look forward to during the Football Fiesta: Match Predictions Malaysians can ask questions and receive instant responses from their favorite host on topics ranging from football match predictions to their favorite football players via Shopee Live. There will also be football merchandise and exclusive deals up for grabs during each one of the sessions. Top Spender Be the Top Spender and shop smarter now till 18 ......read more

Best Mart 360 Interim Results: Revenue and net profit increased by 19.6% and 261.5% YoY; Proposed an interim dividend of HK8.0 cents per share

Hightlights: Revenue increased by 19.6% to approximately HK$1,031.9 million. Gross profit increased by 30.7% to approximately HK$364.7 million, gross profit margin increased by 3.0 percentage points to 35.3%. Profit attributable to owners of the Company increased by 261.5% to approximately HK$82.0 million. As at 30 Sep 2022, the Group operated a total of 144 chain retail stores, representing an increase of 15 stores as compared with the Corresponding Period Last Year Basic earnings per share was 8.2 cents. The Board recommended the payment of interim dividend of HK8.0 cents per share. Financial Highlights: For the 6 months ended 30 Sep HK$’000 2022 2021 Change Revenue 1,031,896 862,978 +19.6% Gross profit 364,712 279,132 +30.7% Gross profit margin 35.3% 32.3% +3.0 ppts. Profit attributable to owners of the Company 82,049 22,699 +261.5% Profit attributable to owners of the Company (Excluding non-recurring subsidy income) 64,053 ......read more

Olymp Trade launches its Football Festival

Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Olymp Trade — an online international trading platform — has launched a new multilayered event to get on the same wavelength as millions of football and trading fans worldwide. The event, called Olymp Trade Football Festival, celebrates the world's biggest football cup and gives everyone a chance to get closer to reaching their financial goals. The Football Festival will be held on the platform from November 14 to December 20. During this time, Olymp Trade's users will be able to participate in Ronaldinho's Trading Cup, the Chalice of Glory, and other activities with gifts and prizes. Chalice of Glory The Chalice of Glory campaign is an exclusive gift for Olymp Traders located in Latin America. Between November 25 and 27, they can enjoy free drinks at various participating bars in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Bogotá, Medellín, or Buenos Aires. All that's needed is to make a profitable trade on the platform, take a screenshot of it, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram while tagging Olymp Trade's account. A special Bar Bot on Telegram will help users find a participating bar in their city and claim a drink from Olymp Trade. Find the detailed info on this campaign here. Get ready The highlights mentioned above are just a few activities within Olymp Trade's Football Festival. There is a lot more to come, including social media contests and prize draws, limited-edition merchandise, Battle Rooms, League Cards, football-themed products on the platform and other innovations. Olymp Trade, a platform with about 88 million users, is available in 14 languages including Spanish and Portuguese. Its diverse community is united by the idea of financial freedom made possible through trading. To become part of the Olymp Trade Football Festival, jump onto the platform and join the celebration. —------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ......read more

Tia Lee’s Animation Series Takes a New Turn Fourth Episode Welcomes the Handsome Prince

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Tia Lee Yu Fen, Asian fashion icon, C-POP singer, film and television actress, released the fourth part of her "GOODBYE PRINCESS" animation series on 22 November. With many twists and turns in the story, the latest episode is the most dramatic and romantic one in the series. The viewership figures of the "GOODBYE PRINCESS" animation and motion images MV pre-release campaign series has scaled new heights, with almost 70 million views to date. In the fourth episode, "Pawn to Queen", Tia continues plunging downwards from the last episode; the puppet princess eventually lands on a chessboard. In this dreamland, she becomes a white pawn. On the other side of the chessboard, the queen reads the newspaper and commands the black chess pieces to attack. The white pawn keeps her calm and evades the attacks with agility, eventually reaching the opposite side of the chessboard. There, she sheds the white pawn uniform to regain her human form. In the background, a castle appears mysteriously as a handsome prince kneels down before her to declare his love for her.

Thematic image echoing content of the fourth animated episode.
Displaying Tia's fashion wisdom, "GOODBYE PRINCESS" MV pre-release campaign stylist, Sanshai, Style Director of Vogue Thailand, has hand-picked the Kanapot iconic dusty blue dress, Christian Louboutin heels and Alessandra Rich? ear-rings for this videographic set. Today, well-known UK top fashion and culture magazine ROLLACOASTER released a sneak review of the Winter 2022 cover, and announced that Tia Lee will be covering the Winter 2022 global print and digital issues to be released s ......read more

NIPPON Lagoon Coin staking service is launching soon

NEW YORK, US - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - NIPPON chance to win villa NFT worth $700,000! the NIPPON Lagoon Coin (NLC) is a major project involving members. The project aims to develop Koh Rong island into the most environmentally, socially and economically ideal and developed region in the world by providing a secure and open ecosystem through the use of blockchain technology for everyone, including investors, developers and users. NLC has announced that they will soon launch a staking service using NLC token, a governance token issued by the project.

NIPPON Lagoon Coin (NLC) is a project focused on Koh Rong, Cambodia, aiming to rapidly grow cryptocurrency along with tourism. The project will create an ecosystem in the island of Koh Rong by issuing a cryptocurrency that can be used to pay for shopping, , real estate, hotels and other services, mainly in the NIPPON Lagoon area managed by the project. Launching staking service and campaigns The staking service allows users to deposit the governance token NLC through their digital wallet developed by the project, called NLC wallet. Staking users can get benefits unique to this project. To celebrate the launch of the staking service, NLC will also hold a campaign for 52 winners to win villa NFTs worth a total of USD 700,000. Users can take part in the campaign by getting raffle tickets. One raffle ticket is awarded for every 5,000 NLC tokens staked, with more staked, the higher the chance of winning. Other attractive benefits include earning LGN token (utility tokens), depending on the volume of staking, which allows investors holding governance tokens to participate in the ecosystem. Staking user ......read more

Social Enterprise Summit 2022 Gathers Leaders from Civil, Business, Government and Academic Sectors to"Bounce Forward Together"

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - The 15th Social Enterprise Summit (SES 2022) International Symposium kicks off today at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Held in a hybrid format under the theme “Bounce Forward Together”, the SES 2022 invites more than 70 speakers from various countries and regions, including famous social entrepreneurs, leaders from the business, non-profit organisations, government bodies as well as academic sectors, to explore different dimensions in rebuilding the society in the post-pandemic era, and to promote collaboration between different sectors in order to build a restorable and renewable society and economy.

(From left to right) Mr Francis Ngai, Deputy Chair of Organising Committee, SES, Mrs Cheung Chiu Hoi Yue, JP, Director of Home Affairs, Home Affairs Department, Mr Alan Cheung, MH, Chair of Hong Kong Social Entrepreneurship Forum, Mr KK Chan, GBS, IDSM, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR Government, Mrs Rebecca Choy Yung, Chair of Organising Committee, SES, Mr Leung Wang Ching, BBS, JP, Under Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs and Ms Ada Wong, JP, Deputy Chair of Organising Committee, SES attend SES 2022 Kick-off Ceremony.
Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of Social Enterprise Summit Organising Committee, said: “Since its inception, SES has made a significant impact in driving social innovation. I am very proud to see how SES grew from a local conference to a prominent movement and platform over the last 15 years. It has fostered cross-sectoral collaborations with over 100 organisations in Hong Kong and beyond. It has also engaged over 1,200 thought leaders from different sectors a ......read more

Have a MOOMIN Christmas! 7-Eleven and the Moomins Launch 8 Go Green Bags Made With Sustainable Materials and Compliant with EU SVHC Standards to Help Protect the Planet

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Christmas will be here before we know it so it's time to start thinking about gifts for friends and family to put a smile on their faces at everyone's favourite time of the year! So that's why 7-Eleven has teamed up with the Moomin – the iconic magical characters from Finland – to create a series of eight bags full of festive spirit for its final collectible programme of the year. For the first time ever, the bags are made with greener and more sustainable materials. The eight Go Green Bags feature eight popular Moomin characters including Moomin, Snorkmaiden, Little My, Snufkin, Moominpapa, Moominmamma, the Hattifatteners and Stinky. They not only come in different sizes and styles but also a stunning spectrum of colours incorporating forest-inspired patterns – they're the perfect Christmas accessory or gift idea for loved ones! Whether for work, school, days out or outdoor activities, there's a bag in the collection for everyone! Mix and match them to your outfit or occasion!

For the first time, this stylish collection is made with sustainable materials and compliant with EU SVHC standards 7-Eleven is committed to helping protect the planet and for the first time, this collection has been successfully certified by two internationally recognised standards to verify its green credentials – the Global Recycle Standard and Intertek's Green Leaf Mark (GLF-07-APAC-22-1557). Each bag is made with recycled materials and manufactured in a greener and more sustainable way resulting in lower carbon emissions and less pollution. The Go Green Bags are not only high quality but also versatile and practical making ......read more

StraitsX introduces USDC support for Business and Personal Accounts

StraitsX account holders will now be able to send and receive USD in their accounts and make USDC transfersSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - StraitsX, a part of Southeast Asia digital financial services group, Fazz, a Major Payment Institution in Singapore announced today that it has partnered with Circle Internet Financial, a global financial technology firm and the issuer of USD Coin (USDC) and Euro Coin (EUROC), to promote greater access and adoption for USDC by enabling its personal and business account users to deposit and receive USD/USDC via the StraitsX platform. StraitsX account holders will now be able to mint USDC by depositing USD into their StraitsX accounts, and redeem USDC to receive USD in their StraitsX accounts. With USDC being one of the fastest-growing stablecoins in the world and a widely requested asset from partners on StraitsX, the integration aims to better serve its business, corporate, institutional, and retail users. As of 23 November 2022, over 20 million USDC has been traded since the launch of the StraitsX OTC desk, and in 2022, demand on the platform for the digital asset continues outpacing 2021 growth with three times as many trades year on year. "We're thrilled to partner with Circle to start offering USDC to StraitsX account holders. This partnership marks the first time we are directly partnering with another stablecoin issuer and we look forward to more collaborations with like-minded partners such as Circle," said Aymeric Salley, Head of StraitsX. "We are excited to partner with StraitsX and we look forward to them offering the stability of USDC to their customers in the Asia Pacific region and beyond," said Raagulan Pathy, Vice President of Asia Pacific for Circle.Hashtag: #StraitsXThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About StraitsX StraitsX is the pioneering payments infrastructure for the digital assets space in Southeast Asia. StraitsX is a Major Payment Institutio ......read more

AWS and HKSTP Launch "Idea Launcher" Co-ideation Initiative

Integrated with the HKSTP IDEATION Programme to accelerate growth for early-stage startupsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) today jointly launched the "Idea Launcher" co-ideation initiative to foster and accelerate innovation and technology (I&T) development in Hong Kong through extensive support, mentoring and coaching to help early-stage startups nurture innovative ideas and research projects. This is another strategic addition to HKTSP's co-incubation mission with sector leaders, with the HKSTP-AWS Idea Launcher being the first partnership with a corporate leader under HKSTP's IDEATION Programme. AWS will work hand-in-hand with HKSTP to specifically support the development of early-stage ideas from emerging startups and next-generation entrepreneurs. This latest initiative continues the strategic collaboration that AWS and HKSTP began earlier this year, covering the four key pillars of: Research & Development, Technology Simulation, Co-incubation, and Talent and Culture Cultivation. The Idea Launcher is a six-month co-ideation initiative that provides early-stage startups and entrepreneurs with technical training, business consulting, capabilities' assessment as well as project feasibility in order to optimise startup solutions and concepts. HKSTP will offer HK$100,000 in seed funding and incubation training to selected startups, while AWS will provide tailor-made AWS innovation culture workshops to help startups build up their innovation capacity. Programme participants will also receive up to US$25,000 in AWS cloud resources, as well as technical support and training through the "AWS Activate" Program, set up especially to help startups optimise their business models and fuel future development. "Hong Kong's thriving startup ecosystem is emerging as a driving force for the city's economy," said Chris So, Head of Business Development, Hon ......read more

Prince Foundation Lends a Hand to Children’s Healthcare in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Prince Foundation, via a donation by Chen Zhi, Chairman of Prince Holding Group, has contributed US$200,000 to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation (CKF). This will aid the ongoing operations of Kantha Bopha Hospitals, which provide free and quality health care to children in the Kingdom.

Prince Foundation representatives and Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation representatives during the handover ceremonyLeft to Right: Ms. Hon Yan Ting, Mr. Tan Yew Chang, Mr. Gabriel Tan, Mr. Cliff Koh, H.E Ros Seilava, Mr. Yok Samedy, Mrs. Van Achita, Mr. Khean Tourk, Mr. Tum Ra.
During the handover ceremony, Prince Holding Group representatives were given a briefing for the latest developments and progress made with past donations. Kantha Bopha Hospitals help more than 500,000 children in Cambodia every year. The donation will go towards improving the facilities of five children's hospitals, installing modern equipment and purchasing medical supplies. The donation will further support the daily operations of the hospitals. "The continuous support of our many valued donors has made a big difference in the children's lives in Cambodia. It is our belief that every child should have access to proper healthcare and we are glad that children from all walks of life receive quality treatment at our hospitals," said H.E. Ros Seilava, Secretary of State of Ministry of Economy and Finance and Executive Director of the Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation. "These hospitals have provided a new lease of life to countless children and we are honored to be a part of this extremely worthy cause. Let us all work together towards ......read more

7-Eleven unveils Singapore’s very first 7Café concept store at Jewel Changi Airport

7-Eleven elevates the convenience store experience at the Jewel Changi Airport with an in-store café offering new and exclusive items and a delectable food and beverage rangeSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Singapore's favourite convenience store, 7-Eleven, launched the city's first 7Café concept store at Jewel Changi Airport, elevating the convenience store experience for customers. Guests can enjoy the relaxed seating space with friends and family, while being treated to counter-served food and drinks prepared for them at this chic retail outlet. From 25th November to 27th November, the first-of-its-kind outlet will kick off opening celebrations with a variety of promotions and special treats for locals and tourists transiting through the world-renowned airport.

Located at Basement 2 of Jewel Changi Airport, this 7Café concept store at a 7-Eleven outlet is the perfect place to make a quick pit stop to grab a coffee and croissant before you leave to explore the garden city! Travellers can even plug in their devices to recharge as they relax while enjoying 7Café's special offerings. Jewels at 7Café: New and exclusive offerings Perfect for the island city's tropical climate, customers can look forward to an extended range of 7Café items such as the Salted Caramel Coffee, Mocha and Matcha Frappés priced at $5.50 each, and the refreshing Mango or Watermelon lemonade coolers to brighten up their day at $4.50 each. Look out for these offerings to get a taste of the special local flavours of Singapore – Banana Caramel Smoothie inspired by Goreng Pisang or even the Pandan Lemonade cooler Dessert lovers can treat themselves to delicious ch ......read more

Generali Asia announces the appointment of Cecilia Chang as CEO of Generali Life Hong Kong and General Manager of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. Hong Kong Branch

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Generali Asia announces the appointment of Cecilia Chang as the Chief Executive Officer of Generali Life (Hong Kong) Limited and General Manager of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. Hong Kong Branch. Cecilia will report directly to Roberto Leonardi, Regional Officer, Asia.

Cecilia joined the Generali Group in 2016 in Hong Kong as Head of Financial Lines and Underwriting, Asia for the Global Corporate & Commercial ("GC&C") business and relocated to Milan in 2018 as Global Head of Financial Lines & Underwriting in GC&C. Prior to joining Generali, she began her insurance career as a corporate lawyer for a Chicago based carrier and moved on to hold leadership positions in underwriting at multinational carriers in the USA and Asia. Roberto Leonardi, Regional Officer, Asia said, "I am delighted to have Cecilia join us. Cecilia has a wealth of experience in the insurance industry and a strong track record of success. I am confident that Cecilia will provide strong leadership to the team in Hong Kong to drive the continued transformation and growth agenda of Generali Hong Kong." Cecilia Chang, Chief Executive Officer of Generali Life (Hong Kong) Limited and General Manager of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. Hong Kong Branch said, "I am excited to join Generali Hong Kong and work alongside a high performing team. Leveraging our Group's heritage and global expertise, I look forward to delivering sustainable growth and leading Generali Hong Kong to become a Lifetime Partner to our business partners and customers." Hashtag: #GeneraliHongKong The issuer is solely responsible for the ......read more

Hang Lung Celebrates Numerous ESG Award Wins

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Hang Lung Properties (the "Company" or "Hang Lung", SEHK stock code: 00101) is celebrating a record 20 award wins for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and reporting in 2022 from nine prestigious awarding bodies including The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), Hong Kong ESG Reporting Awards (HERA), International ARC Awards, Galaxy Awards, LACP Vision Awards, and China Charity Festival. The awards shine a light on our unwavering efforts to become a standard bearer in ESG disclosures.

Hang Lung garners the Excellence Report Award at the 2022 HKMA Best Annual Reports Awards
Hang Lung's 2021 Annual Report was awarded the Excellence Report Award at the 2022 HKMA Best Annual Reports Awards, in recognition of our efforts to ensure sound corporate governance and further enhance communication with key stakeholders. Our sustainability efforts and 2021 Sustainability Report snatched a number of major awards at the HERA 2022 and Hong Kong Sustainability Award 2022 organized by HKMA, these included three titles from the former awarding body, namely, the Grand Award in Best ESG Report (Large-Cap), the Grand Award in Newcomer Award, and the Carbon Neutral Award – Commendation; and two titles from the latter awarding body, namely, the Distinction Award (Large Organization Category) and the Special Award – Excellence in Pandemic Resilience – an acknowledgement of our resilience measures, including the implementation of "Hang Lung COVID-19 Relief Fund 2.0" to fully support the operation of "mobile cabin hospitals" in Hong Kong and pandemic countermeasures to safeguard the health and safet ......read more

Google helps Hong Kongers stay safer online

Google Hong Kong's online safety survey showed a majority (96%) of those who have experienced a data breach or know someone who has, persists with poor password practices. 75% will change their password immediately in the face of a potential data breach The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), a local NGO supported by Google.org, has made progressive efforts to promote digital and media literacy among Hong Kongers Google Hong Kong's Smarter Digital City Internet Safety Ambassadors Program debuted, featuring YouTube creator POMATO Now available in Traditional Chinese, Google Safety Center provides Hong Kongers with a hub of online safety tips and resources HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Online safety and digital literacy are essential in today's highly connected world. A recent online safety survey, commissioned by Google Hong Kong and conducted by YouGov, showed that 3 in 5 (58%, up from 54% in 2021) internet users in Hong Kong had experienced a personal data breach or knew someone who had. It's worrying that despite the majority (96%) of those being surveyed have experienced a data breach or know someone who has, they still persist with poor password practices.

(Left) Michael Yue, General Manager, Sales & Operations at Google Hong Kong, teams up with (Middle) Ching Yan Fu and (Right) Tung Tung, talents of local YouTube creator POMATO, also Google Hong Kong's Smarter Digital City Internet Safety Ambassador, to promote online safety in the city.
Michael Yue, General Manager, Sales & Operations, Google Hong Kong, said: "Every day, billions of people rely on Google products and services to fin ......read more

AIA is the first to bring a bespoke sustainable thematic fund from Robeco to the Singapore ILP market

AIA Sustainable Multi-Thematic Fund is differentiated by its focus on delivering measurable and positive impact SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - AIA Singapore today launched the AIA Sustainable Multi-Thematic Fund, making it the first bespoke sustainable thematic fund in Singapore for investment-linked products (ILPs). The sustainability fund will be available to customers through AIA's comprehensive ILP offerings. It is also the first sustainability fund AIA has launched in Singapore. Liu Chun Yen, Chief Investment Officer, AIA Singapore and member of the Sustainability in Insurance Committee (SIC) in Singapore says, "We are seeing increasing understanding on the importance of integrating sustainability factors into customers' portfolio selection and investment decisions. The AIA Sustainable Multi-Thematic Fund is managed by Robeco, a leading Netherlands-based investment firm that has been at the forefront of sustainable investing. Robeco stands out for its commitment to driving real-world impact across key sustainable themes while delivering long-term financial returns." Robeco is recognised for their leading expertise in sustainable and thematic investing[1]. Robeco actively collaborates with financial institutions as part of their commitment to making financial markets more sustainable. Nayan Patel, CEO of Robeco Singapore says, "We are delighted to work with AIA in launching the AIA Sustainable Multi-Thematic Fund for the Singapore ILP market. Robeco has been a leader in sustainable investing since 1995. In the past years, we have seen the growing number of investors adding impact goals to their financial objectives in their investment portfolios. Robeco is among the first asset managers to consider the real-world impact while capturing the investment opportunities from sustainable themes. In working with partners such as AIA, who are also committed to a more sustainable world, we will help to bring diversified impact investing to more ILP ......read more

NTT Launches 360 Observability to Optimise Application Performance and Reduce Multi-Cloud and Hybrid IT Complexity

New Managed Service Powered by Cisco Full-Stack Observability Provides End-to-End Visibility Across Network, Infrastructure, and ApplicationsHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - NTT Ltd., a leading infrastructure and services company, today announced the launch of 360 Observability. The managed service allows organisations to achieve deep visibility over their cloud-native applications, and hybrid IT and multicloud infrastructure correlated to business context across the entire IT stack. It combines end-to-end maturity assessments of architectures and strategies tied to desired business outcomes and KPIs, and application monitoring for comprehensive visibility into contingent performance issues so teams can quickly remediate problems. Today, modern applications operate in highly complex, distributed environments. Teams often struggle to deliver secure, exceptional and reliable digital experiences because they lack insights tied to business outcomes. NTT's 360 Observability, powered by Cisco Full-Stack Observability, moves beyond domain monitoring with a fully integrated approach to application performance, digital experiences, resource optimisation, multi-cloud infrastructure, and network and application security. With 360 Observability, teams can proactively identify, prioritise and resolve the most important issues that could impact the user experience and the overall business. "For more than 30 years, NTT has helped clients with digital and cloud transformation. Our observability solution marks a new chapter for NTT and our clients," said Oscar Garcia, Global SVP of strategy and technology, NTT Managed Cloud Services. "With Cisco technology, clients will have an end-to-end performance view across systems, applications, multiple clouds and networks using advanced analytics and automation to transform operations and deliver a superior customer experience." 360 Observability has two components: Observability Maturity Assessment: ......read more

Shanghai Data Exchange Goes International, Becomes New Channel for Foreign Digital Business

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - The first stop of the Global Data Ecosystem Conference 2022 kicked off in Singapore on the afternoon of Nov. 22. The Singaporean stop is themed "International Data Trading Practice and Data Ecosystem Construction" and will have Singaporean government departments and agencies, as well as well-known international institutions and companies, as guests. The conference aims to promote the high-level opening-up of the data factor market, activate internal technology and capital flows and trade logistics relying on data flows, share data exchange practices, and co-build a new global data ecosystem according to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and other internationally generally accepted rules for the digital economy. The Singaporean stop is an important part of this year's conference. It is hosted by the Shanghai Data Exchange under the guidance of the organizing committee of the Global Data Ecosystem Conference and co-hosted by Yicai Media Group, with the help of SGTech, the leading trade association for Singapore's tech industry, the International Data Spaces Association, Cosco Shipping Technology, and Chinese blockchain conglomerate OKG. The success of the Singaporean stop is a good start for the conference. It helps build access to the international data factor market and data exchange, pursues and strives for development with a global perspective, advances the construction of a new global data ecosystem, and is also a significant gateway. The conference will reportedly hold 20 high-level forums in Shanghai, Singapore, Shenzhen, Chongqing, and Hefei on the themes of "Basic Institutional Theories for Data Factors," "Laws, Standards, Rules for Data Factors," "Data Factor Exchange Ecosystem," "Key Technologies for Data Factor Circulation," "Data Factor Asset Practice," and "Global Cooperation of Data Factors." More than ......read more

Pattern Sees Accelerated Growth During Singles’ Day for Second Consecutive Year

Double 11 GMV for the company rose 180% year-over-year, outperforming the market and setting revenue records in China for its partner brands.HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Pattern, the category leader for global ecommerce acceleration, recently closed another successful Singles' Day sales event—driving accelerated growth for its partner brands during the world's largest online shopping festival. Pattern's total gross merchandise value (GMV) in China during the 2022 Singles' Day sales period was up 180% over the previous year—outperforming the market, which saw comparable GMV generated during Singles' Day 2022 to the previous year. Throughout the event, Pattern analysts observed strong demand for high-quality foreign products—a signal that Chinese shoppers are continuing to pursue quality over price. Health-related products, in particular, saw elevated demand driven by consumer preferences for prioritising personal health. "A robust Double 11 sales event demonstrates the resilience of China's economy, especially in the face of global economic headwinds, COVID-19 outbreaks, and supply chain disruption," said Pattern Chief International Officer Chris Vincent. "As the second-largest economy in the world, China continues to be one of the most exciting opportunities for Western brands to expand their customer bases and drive growth." Pattern's unique business model, local expertise, and patented ecommerce acceleration technology were all factors in the company's 2022 Singles' Day success. Partner brands that have been trading with Pattern in China for more than a year experienced an 88% uplift in sales year over year, on average, with many seeing their products in the top 10 of their respective categories. "There's nothing we love more than helping brands accelerate their growth, especially during a massive sales event like 11.11," said Pattern Asia General Manager Arthur Cheung. "The strong result we delivered during Singles' Day speak ......read more

Moloco Announces Daisuke Yokokawa as VP, Global Marketing

Meta and Google veteran brings a robust background in adtech and e-commerce SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 November 2022 - Moloco, a leader in machine learning and growth solutions for performance marketers, today announced the appointment of Daisuke Yokokawa as Vice President, Global Marketing. Based in Singapore, Yokokawa will lead Moloco's marketing teams globally, responsible for Product Marketing, Communications, Growth Marketing, and Brand Marketing. Yokokawa will also serve as the site lead for Moloco's Singapore office.

Daisuke Yokokawa
Mr. Yokokawa's appointment comes at a transformative time for Moloco. Moloco Cloud DSP, the company's flagship product, is seeing significant growth as mobile marketers, now more than ever, rely on Moloco for consistent and scalable return on ad spend for their mobile ad campaigns. Additionally, Moloco Retail Media Platform for e-commerce marketplaces attracts attention as the only retail media solution focusing on the unique needs of marketplaces. It enables their merchants to create ad campaigns that increase discoverability and sales through relevant ad placements to the right shoppers at the right time. "With Daisuke's deep background in advertising, e-commerce, and global brand strategy, he is uniquely positioned to further Moloco's continued growth. His experience aligns with our priority to position Moloco as the leader in performance ad-tech powered by machine learning, requiring fully optimized teams and robust partnerships to do so," said Sunil Rayan, Chief Business Officer, Moloco. As a senior leader with experience in consumer and business marketing in the global technology sector, Yokokawa brings a ......read more

«GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Awards 2022» Award Presentation Ceremony

The elite women lead the wayHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - The "Greater Bay Area Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Awards 2022" presentation ceremony was held successfully earlier at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 28 women entrepreneurs with outstanding career achievements and significant contributions to the development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) were presented with the "GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award" (15 winners), "GBA Outstanding Young Women Entrepreneur Award” (7 winners) and "GBA Outstanding Caring Women Entrepreneur Award” (5 winners). The highest honor, “GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award - Supreme Honourable Winner”, went to Ms Shirley Chan Suk-ling, Vice Chairman of YGM Trading Limited and Director of Yangtzekiang Garment Limited.

28 women entrepreneurs with outstanding career achievements and significant contributions to the development of the Greater Bay Area (GBA) were presented with the "GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Award", "GBA Outstanding Young Women Entrepreneur Award" and "GBA Outstanding Caring Women Entrepreneur Award" at the "Greater Bay Area Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Awards 2022" Presentation Ceremony.
The "GBA Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Awards” is co-organized by the Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association and Metro Finance, with over 40 supporting organizations. The objectives of the event are to recognize the courageous and innovative spirit of female entrepreneurs and their contributions to various industries, as well as to the economic and social developments of the GBA area. The organizers also hope that the exchange and interactions among the awa ......read more

MOSTown x Garden to Present Hong Kong First–ever "MOST-Fun Christmas City"

First Giant 4.5m Height Chocolate Finger Christmas Tree Life Bread Time Shuttle Exhibition Hall & Spring Onion PopPan Game Over 100 exhibits to witnessing the historical change of HK bakery industry H.COINS members enjoy exclusive activities Garden Christmas Wreath Recycling Workshop HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - Christmas is coming with full of anticipation. This Christmas, Ma On Shan MOSTown is specially cooperating with the well-known local bakery brand "Garden" to present Hong Kong First –ever "MOST-Fun Christmas City" to create the most unforgettable festive memories for your family with love! From 19th November, 2022 to 2nd January, 2023, there will be different Garden classic products features in the venue, including HK tallest 4.5m "Chocolate Finger Christmas Tree", 3m high "Life Bread Truck" and giant "Spring Onion Pop Pan". The Life Bread Truck is transformed into a Garden Time Shuttle Exhibition Hall, where hundreds of classic packaging, promotional materials, production tools, boutiques, and other historical items of Garden from different eras are exhibited. These products witness the changes of baking history in different eras, which will definitely bring you a lot of interesting memories. There will also be special themed interactive games, such as a Christmas treasure hunt with Christmas-themed shopping and dining privileges, an eco-friendly Christmas wreath DIY workshop, and gift redemption exclusively for H.COINS members. By the classic photo-taking booth, exhibition hall, fun games, and rich privileges, this Christmas, MOSTown sincerely invites you to enjoy and share the most fun holiday time!

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Avery Dennison expands energy storage portfolio with electric vehicle battery solutions

Automotive industry in the region set to gain, with a full range of durable, dependable, safe, and sustainable products for the electric vehicle sector SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 16 November 2022 - Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY), a leader in global materials science and manufacturing, has launched a range of products and solutions specially engineered for the electric vehicle (EV) battery ecosystem. With supportive regulatory frameworks and economic incentives, a steady fall in battery prices, and the ambition to reach net-zero emissions, Asia Pacific sees accelerated adoption of EVs in the region, with new specifications coming to light, resulting in the need for a broader range of pressure-sensitive solutions that ensure durability, dependability, safety, and sustainability for the EV battery. Avery Dennison's comprehensive EV battery portfolio features advanced products that address every element of a lithium-ion battery, from cell to module to pack, providing various bonding and protection solutions for its components. The portfolio also features pressure-sensitive labels durable enough to carry critical information throughout the battery's lifespan. In addition, the company uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) as part of its supply chain process and product optimization. Hyo Xi, Director of Energy Storage at Avery Dennison APAC, said, "The battery is the heart of an electric vehicle. Despite its growing complexity, the future of EV battery production remains bright. With Avery Dennison's long history in the automotive industry, our unique combination of materials expertise, and end-to-end technology, we believe our cutting-edge products will enable us to meet the EV industry's unique demands and provide an all-rounded solution to our customers." Avery Dennison is mindful of the environmental impact of its materials and looks to build sustainable attributes into all its solutions, while efficiently using its resources. This includes desig ......read more

CSG Celebrated as One of India’s Best Workplaces in IT & IT-BPM 2022

India Innovation Center adds another feather to the cap with global certification for its people practices and culture of trustBANGALORE, INDIA – News Direct – 22 November 2022 – With a globally diverse workforce and a culture that channels the power of all to make ordinary customer and employee experiences extraordinary, CSG® (NASDAQ: CSGS) is proud to be a company that puts its people first. Today, the company is certified as one of India's Best WorkplacesTM in IT and IT & Business Process Management (IT-BPM). This achievement recognizes CSG's commitment to building and sustaining a high-trust, high-performance culture that allows each person to thrive and drives success for the company now and in the future. "The innovative technology our India-based teams develop empowers CSG to do great work for our customers," said Ken Kennedy, COO at CSG. "Our people are our most treasured resource, and each plays a role in raising the bar for what we can achieve as the technology provider of choice for communication service providers. This achievement is a testament to the technical expertise of the India team and their hard work in building a center of excellence that nurtures their growth with impact." CSG's flexible-first workplace philosophy enables employees to work from the place that best supports their productivity and effective work-life integration. Be that from their homes, a CSG office or a mix of both, CSG inspires global team collaboration and connects diverse talent with continual emphasis on and promotion of personal growth and well-being. "Choice, flexibility, and respect are the cornerstones of our culture at CSG," said Sudhansu Panigrahi, head of India operations at CSG. "We encourage our people to show up as their true authentic selves, and we create career opportunities that allow them to unleash their full potential. Doing so, we foster creativity that leads teams to develop the game-changing technologies that deliver extraordinary experience ......read more

Magnetic Workplace Barometer: Businesses must put people first to retain and gain talent, and to drive sustainable business growth, new report reveals

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - A new report by Economist Impact, sponsored by Kyocera Document Solutions, has revealed that human-centric strategies are needed for businesses to drive sustainable business growth, focusing on three pillars: productivity and infrastructure, employee engagement and culture. The Magnetic Workplace Barometer gauges confidence both today and five years across three main pillars of productivity and infrastructure; employee engagement; and culture. The barometer scores are scaled from 1 to 7, 7 being the most confident. Key findings from the report include: The US and Australia have shown commitment to developing workplace technology, employee engagement and culture, whilst Japan comparatively performs less well on the barometer, due to a less flexible working culture. 74.8%* of surveyed companies globally are confident about the future of digital collaboration, saying they are confident about providing their organisations with the tech infrastructure needed to facilitate greater productivity within the next five years. The retail, media and IT and financial industries will perform best in the workplace of the future, whilst the construction and real estate industries will struggle. Employees care about workforce diversity and wellbeing now more than ever, and 68%* of respondents feel confident their organisations have introduced recruitment processes that enhance diversity, with demand for D&I only set to grow following recent global reckonings on issues of race and gender. Investment in virtual reality will enable teams to bridge physical distance and boost productivity, but companies must simultaneously invest in human-centric policies that are considerate of individual employees' needs. Drawn from a survey of 250 business executives from Australia, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the US, The magnetic workplace: Keys to unlock sustainable growth ......read more

Hong Kong’s top-ranked innovative companies announced at Corporate Innovation Index Awards Presentation and Forum 2022

WeLab Bank, HSBC and Hang Seng Bank named three top-ranking corporations HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - The Corporate Innovation Index (CII) Awards Presentation Ceremony and Forum 2022 was held today at Cheng Yu Tung Building in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to honour the top-ranked innovative corporations and SMEs in 2022.

Guests of Honour Commissioner for Innovation and Technology Ms. Rebecca Pun Ting-ting (2nd from left) and Legislative Council Member (Technology and Innovation Constituency) the Hon Duncan Chiu (2nd from right) officiated at the CII Awards 2022 Ceremony together with CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rocky S. Tuan (3rd from left) and CUHK Business School's Dean Professor Zhou Lin (3rd from right), APIB's Executive Director Professor Cheung Waiman (1st from left) and Mr. Patrick Lee, HKGCC's Smart City Working Group Convener (1st from right).
Commissioner for Innovation and Technology Ms. Rebecca Pun Ting-ting and Legislative Council Member (Technology and Innovation Constituency) the Hon Duncan Chiu were invited as guests of honour to officiate and present awards at the ceremony, together with CUHK Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rocky S. Tuan and CUHK Business School’s Dean Professor Zhou Lin.
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Henderson Land Achieves Double Platinum Certification on WiredScore and SmartScore for Its Flagship Commercial Project, The Henderson

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - Henderson Land Development Company Limited ("Henderson Land" or "the Group") (Stock code: 12), has been awarded Double Platinum Certification for technology in real estate for The Henderson, the Group's highly anticipated flagship commercial landmark at Murray Road, Central. The project has secured both WiredScore and SmartScore Platinum certifications in recognition of its outstanding digital connectivity and advanced smart technology.

Henderson Land Development Company Limited has been awarded Double Platinum Certification for technology in real estate for The Henderson
The Henderson is among the first commercial projects in Hong Kong to have obtained such certifications, which is a reflection of the Group's unwavering dedication to providing first-class digital connectivity and exceptional smart building standards. The Henderson has been designed and engineered to provide the best workplace experience for its tenants at the heart of Hong Kong's vibrant central business district. As the epitome of the Group's mission to set world-class standards of sustainability and innovation, The Henderson is now on par with global landmarks such as the Shard in London and the Empire State Building in New York which has also received these prestigious Platinum certifications. Rated against the pioneering architectural projects around the world based on the WiredScore Certification system (including resilience, tenant experience, mobile, choice of providers and future readiness), The Henderson has been awarded the highest Platinum certification for its high resiliency level on telecommunication services w ......read more

Step into the Glow Stage with POND’S’ new campaign on Shopee and stand a chance to win a limited edition NFT

Shopee’s first-ever NFT giveaway will feature a first-of-its-kind digital collectible designed by artist Rifqi Ardiansyah for POND’SJAKARTA, INDONESIA / MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - Leading global skincare brand POND'S is partnering with Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, to launch the fun and interactive #PondsGlowStage. Happening on 23 -25 November in Indonesia and on 28 November in Philippines, #PondsGlowStage takes Shopee users' online shopping experience to the next level through interactive games, exclusive promotions and discounts on much-loved POND'S products and, for the first-time ever, limited edition Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

#PondsGlowStage exclusive NFT Consumers will be clamouring to get their hands on the limited-edition artwork exclusive to Shopee, which is also the e-commerce platform's first foray into giving out NFTs as gifts with purchase. The #PondsGlowStage NFT is an exclusive, first-of-its-kind digital collectible designed by artist Rifqi Ardiansyah. Fans will have a chance to redeem this exclusive NFT when they purchase POND'S products during the promotions. The NFT will give them access to exclusive benefits such as being the first to receive alerts on POND'S latest product releases and best value deals in the future. Redeeming the #PondsGlowStage NFT on OurSong Lucky fans can redeem their NFTs in a few simple steps: First they register on OurSong, a global NFT platform co-founded by R&B star John Legend. Once logged in, they simply need to input their redemption code, which will be issued to them via Shopee Chat, before they claim their exclusive NFT via ......read more

Youth Physical Activity Report Cards Reveal Lack of Physical Activity Among Youth in Asia

Sun Life partners with Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) to sponsor the Youth Physical Activity Report Cards program across Asia.HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) released Youth Physical Activity Report Cards sponsored by Sun Life for five Asian markets including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. The report cards show that the overall physical activity levels of children and adolescents in these markets is far from satisfactory, raising an alarm for stakeholders to work together to improve the physical activity levels of children and youth in the post-pandemic era. Sun Life has partnered with the AHKGA to support the Youth Physical Activity Report Cards, which are an evidence-based synthesis of children's and adolescents' behavior toward physical activity. By using a series of indicators related to individual behaviors, settings, strategies and other factors, the report cards provide insights and recommendations for improving the physical health of young people in Asia and around the world. The report cards published in 2022 as part of AKHGA's Global Matrix 4.0, provide a first opportunity to assess child and youth physical activity in a post-pandemic era. In terms of overall physical activity, Hong Kong and Malaysia attained a grade D- while Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam received a grade F, which means fewer than 20% of children ages 6 to 17 are achieving at least an average of 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) across the week. That is a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) on how much physical activity is needed for the good health of young people.[1] Children's increasingly sedentary behavior is concerning in both mature and fast-developing economies such as Hong Kong (grade D) and Vietnam (grade C-). More than half of youth spend more than 2 hours of recreational scre ......read more

DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award 2022 Winners Announcement 16 rising stars attract attention of local design community

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) announced the awardees of DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award (DFA HKYDTA). 16 young and outstanding designers from Hong Kong were selected by a professional judging panel, 13 of them will be granted with extensive financial sponsorship to work or study abroad to gain exposure to other cultures and practical experiences, to take their future accomplishments in terms of personal development and contributions to the Hong Kong creative industries to the next level.

The winners are distinguished designers from varied fields with diverse backgrounds. Not only are they demonstrating expertise in their professional realms, but also possessing a multidisciplinary spirit and uphold the mission of serving the society. They include product and industrial designers focusing on maximising the potential of various materials and developing human-centred products; fashion designers enchanting fresh perspectives on the younger generation, keen on pop cultures and adept at incorporating the emotional demands of contemporary society into their designs; communication designers aiming to boost Hong Kong's indigenous culture through visuals and integrated projects by fusing aesthetic aspects with the oriental culture; and spatial and environmental designer exploring the interaction among people, materials, and space, who pursue both the aesthetic and utility value. It is difficult to overlook their creative approaches and insistence on sustainability, social cohesion, and local cultural identity through their works impressed the judges. Among the winners, 13 of them will receive a tot ......read more

35 Filipino Companies Honored as Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2022

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - 35 companies in the Philippines received the coveted HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia 2022 awards. With the theme, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the awards this year focused on the efforts of companies in promoting diversity and inculcating inclusion in the workplace, while retaining HR Asia's stringent evaluation criteria. In all, 11,800 employees from 185 Filipino companies took part in HR Asia's proprietary Total Engagement Assessment Model - ranking their own employers on metrics ranging from workplace happiness and team cohesion to employee advocacy and continued job motivation. The top 35 companies who made the cut off point this year are then named HR Asia Best Companies to work for in Asia 2022 for the Filipino market. "HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia is the only award that is judged solely by the nominees' employees - making this the most transparent award of its kind. Equally important, with 15 markets, and over 400,000 surveys done each year - the program is also the most extensive awards for employee engagement and workplace excellence across the region", says William Ng, group publisher of Business Media International, the owner of HR Asia. The top three workplace positive sentiments by Filipino employees are that employees are willing to help those who require assistance, the employees also believe that their job contributes to the success of their organization, and employees are willing to put in the extra effort to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization. However, the survey has also turned up several concerns from employees, such as lack of communication with former employees, feeling exhausted at work due to the workload, and the lack of enthusiasm to return to work after the weekend. This year, two companies are awarded the gold Harmonia statuette as they are recognized to be one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia for five consecutive ......read more

KLEVV Introduces Three New M.2 NVMe SSDs to the Market

Aimed at Enthusiasts to Mainstream MarketHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - KLEVV, an emerging memory brand introduced by Essencore, is excited to announce three new consumer-grade M.2 NVMe SSDs, the CRAS C930, C910, and C730.

The new CRAS M.2 NVME SSD lineup aims to serve a wide range of users, enabling entry-level to top-tier enthusiasts with industry-leading storage technology. Both CRAS 930 and C910 come with an optional add-on heatsink for users to maximize their freedom in the setup. CRAS C930 – Get Ahead of the Curve With an impressive 1500 TBW endurance lifecycle and a significant emphasis on DRAM cache buffer, the CRAS C930 is built to withstand harsh workloads. Utilizing the latest PCIe Gen4 x4 interface supported by NVMe 1.4, it delivers break-neck sequential read/write speed of up to 7400/6800 MB/s at 2TB max capacity and 4K random read/write up to 1000K IOPS. Exceptional engineering and design elements make the CRAS C930 the crown jewel of KLEVV's new M.2 NVME SSD lineup, capable of running on PCs, Laptops, and even PS5 consoles. Additionally, the flat fin heatsink addon is a great inclusion with up to 20% temperature reduction, giving users complete flexibility in their choice. CRAS C910 – Armored with Power, Cooler than Ever Adopting the PCIe Gen4 x4 interface with NVMe 1.4, the new CRAS C910 is the perfect solution for gaming and content creation. Leveraging strictly selected 3D TLC NAND Flash chips, the CRAS C910 dishes out up to 5000/4800 MB/s sequential read/write speed at 1TB capacity. Furthermore, the stylish black and white brushed aluminum heatsink included with the unit provides comprehensive utility cap ......read more

Discover 7-Eleven’s New Burgerrific Flavours Available All Day Every Day!

7-Eleven is launching five brand-new 7-Select grab-and-go burgers to give customers a-BUN-dant choice, great value and flavours 24/7! These are just your average burgers and feature tasty and innovative fillings that will be sure to delight! Choose from a new breakfast burger, a Japanese-inspired burger and two brand-new seafood options to fuel you throughout the day.SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - If you're looking to grab a quick, affordable and satisfying bite on the run ­– whether for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or a late-night snack ­– nothing beats a 7-Select burger at 7-Eleven. These handheld treats have always been popular with customers so that's why 7-Eleven is expanding its Ready to Eat burger range to offer an even greater choice of tasty options perfect for any time of the day. What's more, they're all affordably priced at $3.70 or under so are amazing value too!

Five all-new Burgerrific Flavours to keep you going around the clock 7-Select Chicken Sausage with Omelette Burger (U.P. $3.20): This ultimate breakfast burger boasting a succulent chicken sausage patty topped with fluffy omelette and cheese is sure to get your day off to a great start! We've dialled down the pepperiness of the patty to make it more breakfast-friendly, but it's still packed full of flavour and wallet-friendly too! 7-Select Teriyaki Chicken Burger (U.P. $3.70): If you're a fan of all things Japanese, then this burger is for you. Featuring a juicy chicken patty topped with sweet yet salty teriyaki sauce, this tasty burger is full of umami flavour to delight your tastebuds. 7-Select Xtra Spicy Fried Chicken Burger (U.P. $3.70): Who doesn't love a ......read more

Aon Study Finds Rising Cost of Employee Benefits a Top Concern for Asia Pacific Businesses

57 percent of employees are not fully clear about the benefits provided by their organisation 2 in 3 employers report their benefits offering does not fully support their diverse workforce 1 in 2 employers did not have a benefits strategy SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm, has published its 2022 Asia Pacific Employee Benefit Trends Report, which evaluates the changing expectations of employees and the trends in employee benefit strategies in the region. The insights from the study aim to help employers quantify and qualify employee benefits and assess how their organisations can increase workforce resilience amid an increasingly volatile talent market. The Aon study revealed that 55 percent of employers found that increase in benefit plan cost was their top challenge followed by 54 percent reporting unavailability of benefit packages that offer diversity, options, and flexibility to attract and retain talent. Benefits Strategy Exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a rapid and significant change in employee expectations in the region. Employees increasingly seek a work environment that supports their mental health and wellbeing, with increasing numbers asking for remote work arrangements, meaningful work and shorter hours. Employers recognise this with 35 percent of those surveyed reporting that 1 in 4 of their employees may work remotely in future. However, while employee wellbeing was a key priority for 46 percent of the employers surveyed, 1 in 2 of the companies indicated that they lacked a clear benefits philosophy and that mid to longer term benefits strategy was a key future priority for them. Furthermore, 1 in 5 companies did not review their benefit offerings on a regular basis. Tim Dwyer, chief executive officer of Health Solutions for Asia Pacific at Aon, said: "Employers in the region need to recognise the shift in em ......read more

Warner Bros. Discovery and Pau Jar Charity Foundation Present After Covid-19

Premiering in Southeast Asia on November 30, new show shares how Taiwan navigated and thrived during the pandemic through technology and resilience• The pandemic urged Taiwan to accelerate its advancements in telemedicine and architecture. • Taiwan’s technological innovations furthered its e-commerce and e-learning capabilities to fulfill the consumers’ evolving needs. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 23 November 2022 - Warner Bros. Discovery, in collaboration with Pau Jar Charity Foundation, presents After COVID-19. This eye-opening new show will premiere on Discovery Channel in Southeast Asia on November 30, 2022, at 8:05 pm (SEA/PH) and 7:05 pm (BKK/JKT).

After COVID-19 will showcase an in-depth perspective of how Taiwan saw the situation as a catalyst for change amid the disastrous global effects brought about by COVID-19. By combining prompt, strategic action with world-class technologies, Taiwan enabled life after COVID to become more advanced than ever. “After COVID-19 focuses on the present state of Taiwan, documenting how far the country has developed – from its healthcare to building design, as well as advances in Taiwanese e-commerce and education practices,” said Cindy Ma, Head of Commercial Taiwan, Warner Bros. Discovery. “We are pleased to partner with the Par Jar Charity Foundation to highlight the multitude of innovations that Taiwan has brought forth over the past two years in this new one-off special.” Jin-Xiang Lai, Chairman of Pau Jar Charity Foundation, said: “We are truly excited to partner with leading media company Warner Bros. Discovery, as we share how the Taiwanese took the opportunity to reshape various aspects of the nati ......read more

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Tia Lee launches first episode of six-part animation series

Six Cinematic Animation Episodes plus Innovative Motion Images Series as Prelude of New Song “Goodbye Princess” WASHINGTON, D.C., US - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Tia Lee today released the first episode of her six-episode animation series that provides a compelling insight into the star's difficult endeavors in the highly publicized fashion and entertainment industries.

Based on the premise of Tia's soon-to-be-released new song, "GOODBYE PRINCESS", the animation series aims to empower women by accepting themselves for who they truly are. The animation series will cover Tia's journey in the entertainment industry. Each episode will be 30 seconds long and is inspired by classic "princess" fairy tales to depict a story brimming with imagination while also encouraging the ideas of metamorphosis and self-empowerment. Through the series, Tia aims to dispel negative stereotypes, biases, and negativity, all while being a driving force of transformation through female empowerment. Blending 2D Animations with Motion Images and Still Photography of Tia Lee Each episode will be further illustrated and expounded upon by a thematic poster that portrays a particular theme and message Tia aims to communicate. The cinematic design of the six posters will echo one another and be unveiled on Tia's social media channels the day after each episode of the animation series is released. A motion image and photography of Tia will also be released following each episode to further support the story Tia aims to convey and the values she wishes to uphold. The imagery of the photography and motion images will seek to emanate a strong contrast between animation and r ......read more

New Study Reveals Optimism for the Future of Digital Marketing Among North Asian CMOs

Long-term Planning and Profound Data Strategy are Critical to Long-term SuccessHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) in North Asia are reportedly embracing new platforms and approaches and shaping the global future of digital marketing, a new survey-based research study revealed by global advertising technology leader The Trade Desk (Nasdaq: TTD) and conducted by research firm Kantar. Insights from the new research indicate that implementing data and omnichannel strategies with right measurement metrics can build stronger brands and deepening customer relationships.

From left to right:Jason Spencer, Managing Director, Kantar Hong Kong; Benson Ho, Senior Vice President of North Asia The Trade Desk; Chris Ngan, General Manager, Hong Kong and Taiwan The Trade Desk.
Multi-channel branding strategies without diversified goals could be a waste As the pandemic accelerated mass digital adoption, Asian consumers have subscribed to more media channels than ever, using an average of 7.6 channels to engage with brands based on the new research. This is pushing many CMOs to stretch their marketing budgets across multiple channels. Hong Kong CMOs surveyed use an average of nine channels, just ahead of the Mainland China (8), Taiwan (8), Japan (7) and Korea (6), and more than 27 percent of such CMOs intend to use 10 or more channels in the next 12 months. The research also shows that the majority of CMOs are investing their advertising budgets in fast-growing channels like connected TV (CTV), over-the-top (OTT) platforms, and digital out-of-home (DOOH), rather than in virtual reality and the metaverse. However, many ......read more

Ex Co-President of HKEX, Romnesh Lamba, Joins CRCI’s Advisory Board

BEIJING, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Private equity manager and cross border M&A specialist CRCI announces today that Mr. Romnesh Lamba, ex co-President of HKEX Group, has joined its powerful advisory board. He is expected to advise the firm's global development strategy, to help CRCI and its partners meet cross-border development and capital market challenges and to capture emerging opportunities in this ever- evolving time. Mr. Lamba led the acquisition of London Metal Exchange during his tenure with HKEX Group. He was responsible for the exchange's global client and business development. He was a member of the Supervisory Committee of the Tracker Fund of Hong Kong. Mr. Lamba assumed various senior positions at JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and other global financial institutions. He is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania. "Mr. Lamba is a global capital market specialist in a class of his own. His excellent leadership and unparallel communication skill crossing any boundaries are invaluable in helping CRCI and its partners to meet the challenges of this volatile time. His foresight and big picture thinking will uplift our judgement and ability to meet challenges," said Dr. Mark Qiu, a Partner of CRCI, "Romi and I have had a long history of working together. He is a man of supreme integrity and trustworthy. It is our honor to benefit from his association. In a world with emerging walls, friends are precious." "Mark was a pioneer in Chinese companies' outbound development. He has a solid track record and reputation. I am bullish on China's future momentum. CRCI is a professional institution with extensive experiences and network. It can continue to play a vital role in China's development. I am delighted to contribute my experiences through CRCI and to help Chinese enterprise to meet global challenges. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About CRCICRCI is a Chinese middle market private equity manager and c ......read more

Tongcheng Travel Reports Stable User Growth in 2022 Q3 Amid COVID Resurgence Crosswinds

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Tongcheng Travel Holdings Limited ("Tongcheng Travel" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries the "Group", stock code: 0780.HK), an innovator and leader in China's online travel industry, today announced its unaudited consolidated results for the three months ended 30 September 2022 (the "period under review" or "2022 Q3"). 2022 Q3 Results Highlights Financial : Revenue increased by 5.6% year-to-year to RMB2,048.0 million Adjusted EBITDA amounted to RMB462.2 million Adjusted net profit amounted to RMB251.7 million, representing an adjusted net margin of 12.3% Operational: Revenue from accommodation reservation services increased by 26.9% year-to-year to RMB818.7 million Domestic hotel room nights sold in lower-tier cities increased by 10% year-to-year Bus ticketing volume surged by over 100% User Acquisition: Number of average monthly active users ("MAUs") increased by 1.7% to a historical high of 281.5 million Number of average monthly paying users ("MPUs") increased by 9.5% year-to-year to a record high of 36.8 million Number of annual paying users ("APUs") increased from 196.1 million to 200.5 million when compared to the same period last year Mr. Ma Heping, Executive Director and CEO of Tongcheng Travel, said, "The China domestic travel industry experienced a high degree of fluctuations in 2022 Q3. Tongcheng Travel reacted swiftly to market changes, maintained business resilience through adjustments in business strategies, cost control measures, and efficiency optimization. We continued to deliver impressive user growth, especially in lower-tier cities, to pave the way for sustainable growth when the outbreaks stabilize." During the period under review, both average MAUs and average MPUs of the Group reached historical high, with the average MAUs posting a 1.7% increase to 281.5 mi ......read more

PROPEL HONG KONG: Hong Kong Maritime Week 2022 Unveiled

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - The opening ceremony of Hong Kong Maritime Week 2022 (HKMW 2022), a major annual event of the maritime and port industries in Hong Kong, was held today (November 21), bringing together industry leaders, government officials and scholars in both physical and online mode.

The opening ceremony of Hong Kong Maritime Week 2022, a major annual event of the maritime and port industries in Hong Kong, was held today (November 21). Photo shows the Chairman of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board (HKMPB) and the Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Mr Lam Sai-hung (centre), together with the Permanent Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Ms Mable Chan (fourth left); the Director of Marine, Ms Carol Yuen (third left); the Chairman of the Promotion and External Relations Committee of the HKMPB, Miss Rosita Lau (fourth right); the Chairman of the Maritime and Port Development Committee of the HKMPB, Mr Bjorn Hojgaard (third right); the Chairman of the Manpower Development Committee of the HKMPB, Mr Willy Lin (second right); the Chairman of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, Mr Wellington Koo (second left); the Deputy Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping, Mr Simon Bennett (first left); and the Director of Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Professor Joost Schokkenbroek (first right), officiating at the ceremony.
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2022 Citi Residential Property Ownership Survey

The proportion of respondents who considered now a good time to buy a property hit a 10-year high with a lower proportion expecting property prices to riseHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Citi Hong Kong conducted a survey in September 2022 on residential property ownership in 2022. According to the survey results: The proportion of respondents who expressed optimism about property prices in the coming 12 months plunged to 12% in Q3 this year, compared with 38% in the same period last year. More than half of the respondents expected property prices to fall in the coming 12 months. The proportion of respondents who considered now a good time to buy a home soared nearly fourfold compared with the same period last year, hitting a 10-year high. While a higher percentage of respondents considered now a good time to buy a property, the proportion of respondents wanting to purchase a property at the moment only slightly increased by 2%, reflecting a wait-and-see attitude towards home ownership. The proportion of respondents who toured properties over the past month was little changed from last year, with over 70% of this group of respondents expressing interest in buying a property. Among the respondents with home buying needs, more than 60% put the market price of a property best suited to their needs at around $6 million or below. More than 30% of the parent respondents surveyed expressed a willingness to help finance their children's property purchase. Of these respondents, more than 40% are willing to provide their children with financial support ranging from $1.01 million to $2 million. Respondents interested in home ownership expressed a preference for mortgages with a long repayment term most, followed by mortgages with a high loan-to-value (LTV) ratio. More than 90% of the respondents expressed a willingness to pay a higher price for first-hand properties. Of this gro ......read more

Tia Lee Yu Fen (???) Drops Trailer for Her 6-Episode Animation Series

LONDON, UK - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Tia Lee Yu Fen (???), Asian pop queen and acclaimed actress, returned to Instagram with a stunning trailer for her first animation project after mysteriously deleting all her IG posts earlier this month. The teaser, which offered an enticing preview of her upcoming 6-episode animation series, left fans in awe and with plenty to be excited about.

In the 17-second animation teaser released, fans got a first glimpse of Tia Lee's first animation project, an upcoming six-episode series illustrating her full emotional journey before turning a new chapter in her life with her new song release later this year. As Tia remains secretive about the ins and outs of the new project, fans continue to wait eagerly and search for new traces and hints on her social media accounts. First animation episode titled "Falling in the Deep" is already released on Tia's social channels on 11 Nov 2022. Check it out on Tia Lee's YouTube channel. Animation teaser is also available on Tia Lee YouTube Official Channel: https://youtu.be/32aLDaBUPl4 Tia Lee Official Channels: Instagram @leeyufen: https://www.instagram.com/leeyufen/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tialeeofficial/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leeyufentialee/ Weibo: https://weibo.com/u/1396928042/ Hashtag: #TiaLeeThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About Tia Lee Yu Fen:Tia Lee Yu Fen (???), born in Taipei, is an Asian pop singer, film and television actress, model, and former member of the girl band Dream Girls. In addition to her acting roles and musical career, Tia appears frequently at major fashion shows. As a fashion i ......read more

Step Saudi is back in-person for 2022 at The Arena Riyadh

Step Saudi 2022 launches DTC Hub for rapidly growing consumer marketRIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - EQS Newswire - 22 November 2022 - Step Saudi 2022 (https://saudi.stepconference.com/), Saudi Arabia’s prominent tech & startup festival, will bring together a global audience of startups, investors, digital enthusiasts, brands, and government over a 2-day in-person event on 12 and 13 December at The Arena Riyadh. Direct-to-consumer brands will showcase their products to over 3,000 consumers and investors in the world’s most exciting economy at the dedicated new DTC Hub. This year, conversations and highlights will focus on 5 key tracks tackling Fintech with an emphasis on payments, crypto and E-commerce; Future innovations with a focus on AI, mobility, energy and cloud; Digital with media, marketing and content; Start with an emphasis on startups, venture capital and growth and finally, Wellness deep diving into femtech, health and fitness. The event will also host top speakers including Rakan Alrashed from Access Bridge Ventures; H.E Dr. Nabeel Koshak, Saudi Venture Capital Company; Amal Dokhan, 500 Global; Maha Abu Touq, Majid Al Futtaim and many others. Saudi Arabia is the world's fastest-growing major economy in 2022 and with a young Internet-savvy population, the market is expected to create lucrative opportunities for startups raising capital and scaling in Saudi Arabia. Ray Dargham, CEO of Step said: “Technology plays a key role in Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. The Saudi Arabian government announced a series of technological programmes totaling more than $1.2bn aimed at improving the digital skills of 100,000 Saudi Arabia youth by 2030 with a focus on cybersecurity, programming, AI and gaming. E-commerce revenue in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach US$ 20.04bn by 2025, and the number is expected to rise as 77% of Saudi consumers are more likely to shop online since the onset of the pandemic. The fundamentals for growth are already in place. Step Saudi will play ......read more

Hantec Financial set on further global expansion into African markets

HONG KONG - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Hantec Financial an award-winning brand, under Hantec Group, officially announced its ongoing global expansion into Rwanda. Hantec offers its prestigious financial services and opens the doorway to new global trading opportunities.

Global regulated and offering diversified financial service Hantec with over 30 years of experience and authorized with 12 regulatory licenses, is constantly exploring opportunities to expand its business to new markets. The group is now present in 19 cities across 14 countries worldwide, covering Greater China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Australia, the UK, Europe, South America, the Middle East, Africa etc. Also offers a variety of financial assets including forex, CFDs, commodities, indices and US stocks with competitive spread and leverage. A credible brand to ensure fund safety and secure trading Hantec Financial as a trusted financial service provider believes in the power of technology to protect customer assets and improve service levels, it continuously optimizes its platform by keeping up with changes in the market and adapting to investor preferences. The team has obtained the ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 international certifications. It ensures that Hantec Financial meets the international security level in the power of protecting customer assets and offers a smooth, stable, and safe trading experience for investors. Hantec Financial strive to deliver professional localized financial services for all In 2022, Fxdailyinfo.com awarded Hantec Financial as "Best Forex Broker APAC" at the Broker Awards 2022 to recognise its professional and excellent financial serv ......read more

FWD and JAHK’s JA SparktheDream programme reached around 1,400 primary school students since its launch in May 2022

The programme aims to develop students’ financial literacy at early ages, inspire them to be agents of change socially and empower them to make informed decisions at different life stages HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - JA SparktheDream, a financial literacy education programme focused on educating minds as well as helping children build and realise life goals through financial literacy and social innovation was launched by Junior Achievement Hong Kong (JA Hong Kong) and FWD Hong Kong ("FWD") in May 2022, which has since reached around 1,400 primary school students in Hong Kong.

FWD volunteer-led session – Guided by caring volunteers, students were able to learn basic financial concepts and budget management to become financially-capable citizens.
Supported by FWD, JA SparktheDream aims to develop children's financial literacy at an early age through close collaboration with primary schools, parents and corporate volunteers. The programme aims to nurture the next generation to become financially literate, innovative and socially minded who are able to take charge of their future.
Social innovation plans to live their dreams – Students unleash their creativity through different social innovations, allowing them to play a leading role in creating a better community for a better community.
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Key trends driving marine insurance claims activity – from fire to inflation

Fire, collision and sinking, and damaged cargo are the top causes of marine insurance losses by value, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty's analysis of more than 240,000 claims worth €9.2bn in value. Inflation is compounding existing trends driving higher claims severity. Soaring prices for steel and spare parts and rising labor costs are impacting hull repair and machinery breakdown claims. Supply chain issues continue to impact claims, as does climate change through extreme weather events and new exposures linked to the net-zero transition. MUNICH, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Fire and explosion incidents cause the most expensive insurance claims in the marine industry, while at a time of rising exposures and inflation, cargo damage is the most frequent cause of loss, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). The marine and cargo insurer analyzed more than 240,000 marine insurance industry claims worldwide between January 2017 and December 2021, worth approximately €9.2bn in value, and has identified a number of claims and risk trends that are driving major loss activity in the sector. Inflation is another key concern for marine insurers and their policyholders as recent increases in the values of ships and cargos mean losses and repairs are becoming more expensive when things go wrong. "The number of fires on board large vessels has increased significantly in recent years, with a string of incidents involving cargo, which can easily lead to the total loss of a vessel or environmental damage," says Régis Broudin, Global Head of Marine Claims at AGCS. "At the same time, the shipping sector is also having to deal with many other challenges including a growing number of disruptive scenarios, supply chain issues, inflation, time-pressured crew members and employees, increasing losses and damages from extreme weather events, implementing new low-carbon technology and fuels, ......read more

A Third of Global Organizations Were Breached Over Seven Times in the Past Year

Cyber Risk Index highlights elevated risk as organizations struggle with visibilityHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today announced that 32% of global organizations have had customer records compromised multiple times over the past 12 months as they struggle to profile and defend an expanding attack surface. The findings come from Trend Micro's semi-annual Cyber Risk Index (CRI) report, compiled by the Ponemon Institute from interviews with over 4,100 organizations across North America, Europe, Latin/South America, and Asia-Pacific. To read a full copy of the latest Cyber Risk Index, please visit: www.trendmicro.com/cyberrisk Jon Clay, VP of threat intelligence at Trend Micro: "You can't protect what you can't see. But with hybrid working ushering in a new era of complex, distributed IT environments, many organizations are finding it difficult to eradicate growing security coverage and visibility gaps. To avoid the attack surface spiraling out of control, they need to combine asset discovery and monitoring with threat detection and response on a single platform." The CRI calculates the gap between organizational preparedness and the likelihood of being attacked, with -10 representing the highest level of risk. The global CRI index moved from -0.04 in 2H 2021 to -0.15 in 1H 2022, indicating a surging level of risk over the past six months. This trend is also reflected elsewhere in the data: the number of global organizations experiencing a "successful" cyber-attack increased from 84% to 90% over the same period. Unsurprisingly, the number now expected to be compromised over the coming year has also increased from 76% to 85%. Some of the top preparedness risks highlighted by the index report are related to attack surface discovery capabilities. It is often challenging for security professionals to identify the physical location of business-critical data ......read more

Construction Management Awards 2022 honoured over 70 winners for outstanding achievement in construction management

Mr HO Sai Chu, GBM, GBS, JP, Director of Fook Lee Construction, received “HKICM Outstanding Achievement” AwardHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - The Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers ("HKICM") hosted the "HKICM 25th Anniversary Dinner cum Construction Management Awards 2022 Presentation Ceremony" was commenced on 18 November at Kerry Hotel at the officiation by the Ir LAM Sai Hung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, nearly 500 of the leading figures in the construction industry have gathered altogether in this special occasion. Cr Conrad Fung, President of HKICM expressed, "with this year's theme "Shape our Future * Cultivate Leaders", it demonstrates one of HKICM's greatest value is to cultivate and promote professions, taking the construction management industry to new heights through delivering the younger generation of practitioners with appropriate and professional trainings. The young generations not only have inherited the wealth of expertise from their predecessors, but also keen to revolutionize the way we work by adopting new technologies and bringing in new mindset and innovations." On this special occasion, the Memorandum of Cooperation between HKICM and Hong Kong Institute of Construction ("HKIC") was signed. The purpose of this Memorandum of Cooperation is to establish a program to develop a pool of talents and attract more talented and outstanding practitioners, which enhance the mutual benefits for strengthening the sustainability of construction industry. Ir LAM Sai Hung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Transport and Logistics mentioned, "the HKSAR Government encourages forward looking infrastructures to drive the growth in construction industry through good management in efficiency, quantity and quality, and the industry should make good use of technology to improve safety in construction sites and tackling the challenges of shortage in talents to achieve the abovement ......read more

Amazon Singapore Unveils Sneak Peek into Top Black Friday 2022 Deals

Amazon Singapore will kick off its Black Friday sales from November 25 to 28, by offering customers more deals and deep discounts on must-have items for the gifting season For the first time ever, Amazon Singapore is bringing the celebrations of Black Friday by hosting Amazon.sg House at Suntec City, an interactive and fun-filled event for all visitors from November 24 to 28 In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Amazon is also donating S$100,000 in total to four local non-profits, helping vulnerable children and youths in Singapore SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Mark your calendars for a weekend of savings as Amazon Singapore today revealed a sneak peek of the thousands of deals customers can shop during its Black Friday weekend, which kicks off on Friday, November 25, and runs through Monday, November 28. Shoppers who still have gifts to check off the lists can score incredible savings across various categories, as well as deep discounts on popular products and must-have items across health and personal care, beauty, toys, books, baby, electronics, household, and more, including Olay, Bose, Sennheiser, Tefal, Philips Avent, and more. In addition, customers can also shop exciting deals from local and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), such as bedding company, Epitex, boutique home fragrance studio, Hush Candle, and consumer electronic brand, PRISM+, and more. Plus, Prime members can enjoy unlimited, free local and international delivery with no minimum spend on eligible orders, just in time for the holiday celebrations. Black Friday Deals Preview Below is a sneak peek into the top deals and products that will be available at various dates and times between November 25 and November 28, while supplies last. Customers can shop for Black Friday deals at amazon.sg/blackfriday. Amazon.sg – Buy 2 get 5% off, buy 3 get 10% off across items from Amazon US or Amazon Japan ......read more

Herbalife Nutrition and the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation Join The Global FoodBanking Network to Battle Food Insecurity

A US$300,000 Grant Will Fund Food Bank Incubator Program in Southeast AsiaHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Herbalife Nutrition, a premier global nutrition company, together with the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF), through their Nutrition for Zero Hunger (NFZH) initiative, have joined forces with The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), an international nonprofit that works to alleviate hunger in nearly 50 countries. This new partnership aims to address the global challenges of hunger, food insecurity, and malnutrition. Over a two-year period, GFN will receive a US$300,000 grant from HNF to address these issues in regions with the most urgent needs, specifically the Food Bank Incubator Program in Southeast Asia. According to the World Health Organization, more than half of all undernourished people live in Asia, and the number of people facing hunger globally continues to increase, exacerbated by the lasting effects of the pandemic, current inflation, and ongoing environmental challenges. This global issue cannot be tackled without sustainable practices and a network of local organizations and food banks to support these communities. "Our partnership with Herbalife Nutrition and the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation is built on a shared understanding of the severity of the global hunger crisis and a common purpose-- to nourish our communities and achieve Zero Hunger," said Lisa Moon, Global FoodBanking Network president and CEO. "With the support from the Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative, we can ensure we have the capabilities, food, staff and equipment we need to continue supporting and expanding the network that serves so many." This new partnership, under the global Nutrition for Zero Hunger initiative, will primarily support GFN's Southeast Asia Food Bank Incubator program, a campaign focused on eliminating hunger and food waste in local communities through food bank development and capacity building. The program demonstrates that ......read more

Hantec Financial unlocks global trading opportunities for Malaysian Markets

HONG KONG - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Hantec Financial is an award-winning brand, shared by entities of Hantec Group, founded in Hong Kong, and has officially announced its global expansion into Malaysia. Hantec Financial will offer its leading-edge financial services to the client, opening the doorway to new global trading opportunities.

Global regulated and offering diversified financial service Hantec with over 30 years of experience and authorized with 12 regulatory licenses, is constantly exploring opportunities to expand its business to new markets. The group is now present in 19 cities across 14 countries worldwide, covering Greater China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Australia, the UK, Europe, South America, the Middle East, Africa etc. Also offers a variety of financial assets including forex, CFDs, commodities, indices and US stocks with competitive spread and leverage. A credible brand to ensure fund safety and secure trading Hantec Financial as a trusted financial service provider believes in the power of technology to protect customer assets and improve service levels, it continuously optimizes its platform by keeping up with changes in the market and adapting to investor preferences. The team has obtained the ISO 27001 and ISO 20000 international certifications. It ensures that Hantec Financial meets the international security level in the power of protecting customer assets and offers a smooth, stable, and safe trading experience for investors. Hantec Financial strive to deliver professional localized financial services for all In 2022, Fxdailyinfo.com awarded Hantec Financial as "Best Forex Broker APAC" at t ......read more

Black Friday Scams: avoid online fraudsters with 5 useful security tips

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach -22 November 2022 - OctaFX has prepared a list of security tips that will come in handy during this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The online frauds surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have become a major concern recently. With so many people making purchases, it is easy for scammers and hackers to use some of their sophisticated techniques to defraud unsuspecting customers. Let’s look at the scams you might encounter during the upcoming shopping season and how to avoid them. Top 5 online shopping scams to be aware of The five most common online shopping scams mostly focus on either impersonating famous retailers or social engineering tricks, which usually end up in phishing attacks that aim at stealing your online identity. Being able to spot them is crucial in such an intense period when everything around you creates a sense of urgency and even fear (of missing out, in this case). Fake retailer scam During the shopping craze, it’s hard to identify all the luring offers and where they come from. You can easily find yourself on a site with a URL that almost precisely copies the address of a well-known and trusted retailer. The site would look very similar to the original one. However, it would be used to steal your login credentials, bank card information, or even money, should you place an order through it. Fake advert scam If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Beware of adverts that promise unrealistically great deals. Those might either look like legitimate retailers (as described above) or try to develop their own branding. They might either make you pay for ......read more

British Council to host its Going Global Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore

First regional edition of the British Council's flagship global higher education conference provides a strategic forum for leaders in international education in the UK and Asia PacificSINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - The British Council today announced its Going Global Asia Pacific Conference, which provides a strategic forum for leaders in international education to share knowledge and build a global network to shape the future of higher education across the world. The conference will take place from 28 November to 1 December 2022 in Singapore and is the first regional edition of the British Council's flagship Going Global conference. It also marks 75 years of the British Council's presence in Singapore and its role in advancing the city-state's growth story through its work in the English language, Education, Arts and Culture. The conference will explore the theme of International Education in the United Kingdom (UK) and Asia Pacific region: How to pursue equity in an inequitable world – an especially pertinent topic at a time when disparities in educational opportunities are on the rise due to the global pandemic. The conference aims to reimagine the future of education and build stronger, more inclusive, internationally connected education systems through exchange of insight, learning and ideas to benefit hundreds of millions of people across the UK and Asia Pacific region. The conference will include both in-person and livestream sessions. The in-person events are being attended by 200 invited senior leaders in the tertiary education sector from 20 countries and territories, representing over 140 organisations across Asia Pacific and the UK at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Senior education leaders globally can also attend key segments of the conference online by registering for live stream sessions until 28 November 2022. The conference will be opened by Maddalaine Ansell, Director of Education, British Council and attended by Sir Steve ......read more

Tia Lee Yu Fen Releases Teaser Trailer for "Goodbye Princess" Ahead of The Animation Series’ Highly-Anticipated Launch

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Tia Lee Yu Fen, Asia's superstar actress and Mandopop sensation, surprised the internet with the new trailer for her first animation series "Goodbye Princess." Having mysteriously deleted all her Instagram posts earlier this month, Tia Lee made an intriguing return to social media with hints and traces of what looks like an impending project launch.

While Tia's new project has remained a secret, another hint was dropped today: A 17-second animation teaser with "Coming Soon" has been posted on her IG, together with a cinematic poster showcasing Tia's inaugural animation series. The short clip, which flaunted a stunningly poetic animation of a princess's journey to the bottom of the sea, continued to leave her fans on a cliffhanger. As a prelude to Tia's new song "GOODBYE PRINCESS", the animation series comprised six unique episodes, telling Tia's journey in full until she turns a new chapter in life with her new song release later this year. The first animation episode titled "Falling in the Deep" is released on Tia's social channels on 11 Nov 2022. Have a look at Tia Lee's new animations series on YouTube: https://youtu.be/w8nG_R7fm20 Animation teaser is also available on Tia Lee YouTube Official Channel: https://youtu.be/32aLDaBUPl4 Tia Lee Yu Fen Official Channels: Instagram @leeyufen: https://www.instagram.com/leeyufen/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tialeeofficial/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leeyufentialee/ Weibo: https://weibo.com/u/1396928042/ Hashtag: #TiaLeeThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About Tia Lee Yu Fen:Tia Lee Yu Fen, born ......read more

Tia Lee Yu Fen releases first animation episode of her highly-anticipated return

Six Cinematic Animation Episodes plus Innovative Motion Images Series as Prelude of New Song “Goodbye Princess” TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Tia Lee Yu Fen, a prominent face in Asian fashion, music, and television, today released the first instalment of her gripping six-episode animation series that casts a spotlight on the battles she endured in the entertainment and fashion industries.

The animation series will unveil the underlying message around Tia's upcoming new song, "GOODBYE PRINCESS", which revolves around the theme of women becoming more confident and powerful versions of themselves by embracing their true identities. The six episodes will provide insight into Tia's journey in the entertainment industry. Every episode will be 30 seconds long and take inspiration from classic "princess" fairy tales to convey a story that is both wondrous from an imagination standpoint and saturated with the ideas of metamorphosis and self-empowerment. The series brings to light Tia's determination to break the shackles of stereotypes, shake off biases, negate negativity, and spearhead the change for female empowerment. The Award-Winning Animation Team behind Tia Lee Yu Fen's First Animation Series Inspired by "GOODBYE PRINCESS", the Tia Lee Yu Fen animation series was curated, illustrated, and scripted by an award-winning Hong Kong-based team with a proven track record in exquisite quality, creativity and enthusiasm. Director and Project Consultant: Sunny Tang - an award-winning animation director with over 20 years of experience. He has worked on several movies, including The Great Detective Sherlock Holmes – The Greatest Jail-B ......read more

CSG Celebrated as One of India’s Best Workplaces in IT & IT-BPM 2022

India Innovation Center adds another feather to the cap with global certification for its people practices and culture of trustBANGALORE, INDIA – News Direct – 22 November 2022 – With a globally diverse workforce and a culture that channels the power of all to make ordinary customer and employee experiences extraordinary, CSG® (NASDAQ: CSGS) is proud to be a company that puts its people first. Today, the company is certified as one of India’s Best WorkplacesTM in IT and IT & Business Process Management (IT-BPM). This achievement recognizes CSG’s commitment to building and sustaining a high-trust, high-performance culture that allows each person to thrive and drives success for the company now and in the future. “The innovative technology our India-based teams develop empowers CSG to do great work for our customers,” said Ken Kennedy, COO at CSG. “Our people are our most treasured resource, and each plays a role in raising the bar for what we can achieve as the technology provider of choice for communication service providers. This achievement is a testament to the technical expertise of the India team and their hard work in building a center of excellence that nurtures their growth with impact.” CSG’s flexible-first workplace philosophy enables employees to work from the place that best supports their productivity and effective work-life integration. Be that from their homes, a CSG office or a mix of both, CSG inspires global team collaboration and connects diverse talent with continual emphasis on and promotion of personal growth and well-being. “Choice, flexibility, and respect are the cornerstones of our culture at CSG,” said Sudhansu Panigrahi, head of India operations at CSG. “We encourage our people to show up as their true authentic selves, and we create career opportunities that allow them to unleash their full potential. Doing so, we foster creativity that leads teams to develop the game-changing technologies that deliver extraordinary experience ......read more

Cloud Comrade is first locally-headquartered partner in South East Asia to achieve AWS Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider Competency

The designation sets Cloud Comrade apart as a Managed Services Provider with deep specialization and expertise protecting and monitoring essential AWS resources on behalf of their customers. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - Cloud Comrade announced today that it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Competency. The Singapore-headquartered cloud computing consultancy is the first ASEAN-headquartered AWS partner to attain the status.

This designation recognizes that Cloud Comrade has successfully met AWS’s extensive list of requirements for a baseline of managed security services to protect and monitor essential AWS resources 24/7, known as Level 1 Managed Security Services (MSS). AWS introduced the Level 1 MSS baseline detailing ten foundational capabilities for MSSP partners to align their managed services to in August 2021, along with the Level 1 MSSP Competency, establishing an industry-first quality standard for customers to measure their security operations to. These ten baseline categories, which Cloud Comrade has been validated against, include vulnerability management, cloud security best practices, and 24x7 threat detection and response. Customers can confidently get the help they need for a holistic managed security service tailored for their uniquely challenging environments from validated Level 1 MSSP Competency Partners with these additional areas of specialization. To attain the new AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency, Cloud Comrade underwent a rigorous validation process. AWS Partner Solution Architects validated Cloud Comrade’s technical proficiency and architecture f ......read more

Magnetic Workplace Barometer: Businesses must put people first to retain and gain talent, and to drive sustainable business growth, new report reveals

TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 22 November 2022 - A new report by Economist Impact, sponsored by Kyocera Document Solutions, has revealed that human-centric strategies are needed for businesses to drive sustainable business growth, focusing on three pillars: productivity and infrastructure, employee engagement and culture. The Magnetic Workplace Barometer gauges confidence both today and five years across three main pillars of productivity and infrastructure; employee engagement; and culture. The barometer scores are scaled from 1 to 7, 7 being the most confident. Key findings from the report include: The US and Australia have shown commitment to developing workplace technology, employee engagement and culture, whilst Japan comparatively performs less well on the barometer, due to a less flexible working culture. 74.8%* of surveyed companies globally are confident about the future of digital collaboration, saying they are confident about providing their organisations with the tech infrastructure needed to facilitate greater productivity within the next five years. The retail, media and IT and financial industries will perform best in the workplace of the future, whilst the construction and real estate industries will struggle. Employees care about workforce diversity and wellbeing now more than ever, and 68%* of respondents feel confident their organisations have introduced recruitment processes that enhance diversity, with demand for D&I only set to grow following recent global reckonings on issues of race and gender. Investment in virtual reality will enable teams to bridge physical distance and boost productivity, but companies must simultaneously invest in human-centric policies that are considerate of individual employees’ needs. Drawn from a survey of 250 business executives from Australia, Germany, Japan, the UK, and the US, The magnetic workplace: Keys to unlock sustainable growth ......read more

Tia Lee breaks free from control and embraces her true self

Continues with the Third Episode of “Goodbye Princess” Animation SeriesHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 November 2022 - With almost 50 million views on the internet, the first two episodes of "GOODBYE PRINCESS" animations by Tia Lee, Asian fashion icon, C-POP singer, film and television actress, have become an instant hit. Tia is happy to reveal that the full set of animation, poster, motion and still images for episode 3 has been released.

Thematic image echoing content of the third animated episode.
"The Puppet" is the third episode of the "GOODBYE PRINCESS" pre-release animation series. At the end of the second episode, the princess abandons the carriage and lands on a stage, where her singing career shines brightly. But behind the glittering scenes, others are trying to fit her into a stereotypical mould, while the "fairy godmother" continuously appears from the side of the stage to give her ever tighter outfits. The princess feels helpless and sad, but the audience reacts enthusiastically to the distorted image. The princess sees a sewing machine in the distance, making the dress of her dreams. As she reaches out for the dress, her hands appear to be attached to strings, like a puppet, leaving her with no agency of her own. With no escape in sight, her body turns into a wooden puppet, and she falls into the abyss. The poster for "The Puppet" depicts: The princess's outfit while performing on stage represents Tia's style in the beginning of her entertainment career. The metaphorical audience's grotesque reaction to evolvingly more twisted images of Tia. The ups and downs that reflect the difficulties Tia has faced i ......read more

Business intelligence platform SPEEDA officially enters Hong Kong market-helping enterprises to reduce costs and increase efficiency

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 November 2022 - Recently, business intelligence platform SPEEDA, announced its official entrance into the Hong Kong market with its one-stop intelligence functions to help companies reduce costs and increase efficiency. SPEEDA redefines the operation logic of the database, providing an easy-to-use interface from the user's perspective, and a variety of intelligent functions to easily collect the required market information and intelligence. As one of the world's largest information platforms, SPEEDA comprehensively and systematically organizes the information needed for corporate and industry analysis, including a wealth of industry reports on the Asian market, extensive financial reports on listed companies and information on non-listed companies, providing a one-stop service from data collection and analysis to report production. SPEEDA is committed to providing global corporate clients with industry reports, corporate information, investment and M&A information, news and consulting services. By helping multinational companies to better understand the Asian market and local companies in various ways. SPEEDA has been committed to facilitating this interaction and serving as a bridge between Asia and the rest of the world. SPEEDA is used by more than 1,400 companies, including corporations, financial institutions and consulting firms for a variety of business scenarios. Some of our key clients include BCG, Mckinsey&Company, Bain Company, ATkearney, Deloitte, pwc, Accenture, Goldman sachs, UBS, Blackrock etc. They used SPEEDA for a variety of business scenarios, including the process of developing medium-term management plans, M&A strategies or international business strategies, as well as new business development, competitor research, sales strategy drafting and various marketing activities. The lack of reliable access to industry information leads to over-reliance on intermediary referral services, making it to ......read more

New Times Energy has Commenced Production on the First 3 Wells of the 2022 Drilling Program

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 November 2022 - New Times Energy Corporation Limited ("the Company" or "New Times Energy", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group", HKSE stock code: 166) is pleased to provide an update on successful drilling and completion operations in Willesden Green, Alberta by its wholly owned Canadian oil and gas subsidiary, NTE Energy Canada Ltd. ("NTEC"). Finished drilling and completing the first 3 wells of the 2022 drilling program in October 2022 as scheduled with all 3 wells on production as of 10 November 2022 These two-mile-long lateral wells will reach peak daily production in the coming weeks given these are unconventional wells that were stimulated NTEC spudded the first well of the 2022 drilling program in mid-July 2022 with the subsequent 2 wells drilled back to back from the same well pad. These horizontal wells were drilled to a total measured depth of approximately 4,900 meters and completed via a 32 stage stimulation design. NTEC managed to control cost inflation during its drilling program with final drill and complete costs exceeding the original authorizations for expenditure by only one percent whereas producers in other major oil and gas plays in North America have seen cost inflation increases in the double digits. The Cardium play in West Central Alberta is one of North America's most significant light oil fields and was initially developed in the 1950's. Advances in horizontal drilling since the late 2000's rejuvenated the field. NTEC just finished drilling the sixth and final well of the 2022 drilling program. This well and the two preceding it are one-mile-long laterals that will be brought on production before the end of 2022 to take advantage of strong oil and gas prices over the winter season. The Group will provide a further operational update after the remaining 3 wells in the 2022 drilling program have been brought on production. Hashtag: #NewTimesEnergyThe issuer is solely r ......read more

Better Life Consultancy improves family or divorce counseling services

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 November 2022 - Better Life Consultancy has focused on three key practice areas: family counseling, probate counseling, business counseling, while maintaining a high level of flexibility and enthusiasm as its core values. The advantage of a specialized boutique firm is that it can provide professional, personalized solutions and outstanding service in its core practice areas while focusing on putting the client's interests first. There is no denying that despite the recent business instability in Hong Kong and the global environment, BetterLife has made significant progress over the past year by doubling its overall staff and now has four partners. The firm now has 10 staff members and plans to further expand its family and matrimonial counseling even more in the near future. The Future Vision of Divorce Counseling Services Daniel Zhang, Business Development Manager, said, "Our practice, especially when it comes to families including premarital preparation counseling (?????), separation agreements, divorce proceedings (????) and child arrangement advice (???), provides a one-stop 24-hour free online enquiry service to help clients quickly understand the important issues of divorce. Our team has been developed and familiar with handling Hong Kong divorce counseling, China-Hong Kong divorce cases counseling, alimony, custody, etc. In the future, our company will make full use of technology to make our operations more efficient. Not only software and hardware, but every employee must embrace change and technology, including the use of automated systems to handle divorce matters, manage bills, communicate internally and externally, and handle administrative documents. The company's vision is to use technology to streamline operational processes and optimize customer relationships.” Hashtag: #BetterLifeConsultancyThe issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.About Better Life Hong Kong Consultancy Better ......read more

HKU Partnership for Sustainability Leadership in Business Hosts Knowledge Primer 4

Reinvent the value chain of the Food and Beverage industry to improve business resilience Transforming the resource circulation model through collaboration to achieve zero-waste operations HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 21 November 2022 - Stepping into the post-COVID era, Governments and businesses around the world are racing to recover their economy as fast as possible, and there is no room for Hong Kong to lag behind in this race. The latest Policy Address not only emphasises competing for talents but also puts focus on developing emerging industries to encourage innovation and technological advancement and maintain Hong Kong's competitiveness.

From left to right:Mr. Darwin Leung, Assistant Project Manager of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance (CCSG) at the University of Hong Kong; Professor Wai-Fung Lam, Director of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance (CCSG), and Professor of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong; Dr. Winnie Law, Deputy Director of the Centre for Civil Society and Governance; Ms. Anita Cheng, Executive Committee and Honorary Member of Hong Kong Chefs Association; Ms. Nadine Maurellet, General Manager of Business Diversification and Group General Counsel for The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited; Professor Simon Wong, BBS, JP, Chairperson and CEO of LH Group; Mr. Patrick Ho, Deputy Head of Sustainable Development of Swire Properties Limited, and Mr. Woody Chan, Senior CSR & Sustainability Manager of foodpanda
Among all, the circular economy is an uprising trend across the globe, not only is it a regenerative approach to production and consumption that encourages creative sol ......read more