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Hong Kong Engineers Week Carnival kicks off at West Kowloon Cultural District

The three-day flagship event features over 45 game booths showcasing the engineering professionHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 1 March 2024 - The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) has organised the Hong Kong Engineers Week Carnival (the Carnival), and the Carnival kicked off today at an opening ceremony in Harbourside Lawn, West Kowloon Cultural District. The ceremony was officiated by Ms Bernadette LINN Hon Ho, JP, The Secretary for Development, Mr YE Shuiqiu, the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (LOCPG), and Ir Ricky LAU Chun Kit, JP the Permanent Secretary for Development (Works). They were accompanied by Ir Dr Barry LEE Chi Hong, the HKIE President, Ir BOK Kwok Ming Aaron, the HKIE Immediate Past President, Ir Eric MA Siu Cheung, JP, the HKIE Senior Vice President and Ir Prof Alfred SIT Wing Hang, JP, the HKIE Chief Executive and Secretary. The three-day flagship event aimed at enhancing public interest and knowledge of the engineering profession. The Carnival with the theme "Be the Change" is now open and will run until 3 March 2024 (Sunday). Located in Harbourside Lawn, West Kowloon Cultural District, the Carnival features over 45 booths and games from HKIE and various partners and sponsors, including Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, MTR Corporation, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Airport Authority Hong Kong, Urban Renewal Authority and more, sharing engineering knowledge and technologies. It also offers exciting competitions and performances and is open to the public for free. Ms LINN Hon Ho, Bernadette, JP, The Secretary for Development said, "This year, the diversified themes of the 'Hong Kong Engineers Week' include enhancing cooperation among members of the industry, attracting young talents, striving for innovation, as well as emphasising participation and contribution ......read more

Xanh SM Laos launches electric taxi service in Savannakhet

SAVANNAKHET, LAOS - Media OutReach Newswire - 1 March 2024 - Following successful launches in Vientiane Capital and the tourist town of Vang Vieng, Xanh SM Laos has officially expanded its electric taxi service to Savannakhet Province. This marks not only Xanh SM's next step in brand development but also the company's continued commitment to promoting electric vehicles and environmental protection in the "Land of a Million Elephants."

The first Xanh SM taxis arrive in Savannakhet province (Laos).
Starting March 1, 2024, both residents and tourists in Savannakhet province can utilize our 100% electric vehicles and 5-star service standards. These standards include premium vehicle quality and a dedicated team of professional drivers. Booking is easy through the Xanh SM Laos application, by calling our hotline at 021 988 888, or by hailing a car directly on the street. For clarity and convenience, every trip's route and fare information will be transparent. To celebrate this event, Xanh SM Laos will launch exclusive promotional programs dedicated to Savannakhet. Specifically, from March 1st to March 10th, customers who download the Xanh SM Laos app and book a car will receive two 100% discount codes (up to 50,000 kip) each day. In addition, on the occasion of the opening of the Laos Tourism Year in Savannakhet, Xanh SM Laos will continue to offer 100 fifty-percent discount codes (up to 50,000 kip) each day for customers (up to 3 trips/day) from March 11th to March 17th. Initially, Xanh SM Laos will deploy a fleet of 100 VinFast VF 5 Plus cars, painted in the brand's signat ......read more

North China's Zhangjiakou: Video showcases a journey from ancient hub to Olympic city

ZHANGJIAKOU, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 1 March 2024 - As one of the host cities of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Zhangjiakou has drawn the world's attention as numerous winter sports athletes delivered outstanding performances in the Zhangjiakou competition zone.

Zhangjiakou City, located in the northwest of north China's Hebei Province, lies in between the Inner Mongolian Plateau and the North China Plain. It is traversed by the Yin Mountains, which divide it into the upper and lower areas. Covering a total area of 36,800 square kilometers, it is home to a population of 4.07 million people. With an abundance of historical and cultural heritage, the Olympic city has witnessed more than one million years of human history, 10,000 years of cultural history, and over 5,000 years of civilizational history.
In Zhangjiakou's Yangyuan County, ancient human fossils from two million years ago have been found for the first time in the Nihewan area, providing strong evidence for the origin of human history in the Oriental world. In the Shangyi Sitai Ruins in Zhangjiakou, a group of houses found have confirmed the emergence of early settled villages in northern China, dating back more than 10,000 years. Zhangjiakou was also the location of the historical Battle of Zhuolu between the Yellow Emperor and fierce warlord Chiyou 5,000 years ago. Since the Ming and Qing dynasties, the 1,400-kilometer-long Zhangku R ......read more

Schneider Electric launches the first APC Back-UPS™ Pro Gaming designed specifically for gamers

The APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming keeps gamers protected, connected and in the game, protecting gaming gear against harmful power irregularities HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 1 March 2024 - Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, introduces the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming, its first uninterruptible power supply (UPS) designed specifically for gamers. Received the prestigious iF Design award, the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming features a patented Reactor Circle. When the UPS is in power mode, the circular LED ring indicates the backup power supply's remaining runtime and power level. The sine wave power ensures a stable and high-quality voltage for gaming professionals at critical moments, ensuring an uninterrupted gaming experience. The APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming also boasts efficient power capacity with an output of up to 2200VA / 1320W, allowing gamers to immerse themselves in high-performance games and enjoy exceptional gaming performance.

APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming
In the thriving gaming industry in Hong Kong, gamers seek an unparalleled gaming experience. However, the uncertainty of power outages poses a significant threat, leading to frustration and loss of progress. Catering to the unique gaming requirements of esports players and gamers, Schneider Electric introduces the first APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming, a revolutionary gaming accessory specifically designed with gamers in mind, delivering uninterrupted power protection as well as ensuring gamers can enjoy continuous gaming experiences even with unpredictable power outages. By incorporating the AP ......read more

Wildflour Hospitality Group Secures KV Asia Capital Investment

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Media OutReach Newswire - 1 March 2024 - Wildflour Hospitality Group, a rapidly growing premium casual restaurant operator in the Philippines with 18 locations across over 50 spaces, today announced it has secured a significant equity investment from KV Asia Capital, a leading Southeast Asia-focused private equity firm which is making its first investment in the Philippines after completing successful investments across the region. Founded in 2012 by sisters Ana de Ocampo and Margarita Manzke, Wildflour has established itself as one of the leading and fastest growing premium casual restaurant operators in the country with a portfolio of 8 main concept brands in 18 locations across over 50 spaces situated in strategic and prime locations across greater Metro Manila. The management has over the years built a business that is well-diversified with strong footfall from breakfast to after-hours, as well as having resilient contribution from delivery, take-out and retail sales. Encouraged by the strong customer feedback and success of recent major restaurant openings in new prominent locations such as Alabang, Quezon City, and NAIA Terminal 1, as well as the re-opening and expansion of Pink’s in BGC, the company is targeting to open in at least 10 additional locations over the next 18 months with a number of exciting new brand concepts to be launched. Wildflour is well-positioned to benefit from KV Asia’s regional footprint, with its growth story further bolstered by the breadth of KV Asia’s network within Southeast Asia. KV Asia’s partnership with Wildflour also signals strengthening investor confidence in the Philippines. With private consumption largely expected to drive economic growth, Wildflour is primed to continue building and gaining momentum in both the local and international dining scenes. A partnership with a leading regional private equity firm strengthens and boosts Wildflour’ ......read more

AlphaX Gets Listed Dymension Altcoin and ZetaChain Coin

AlphaX Cryptocurrency Exchange Gets Listed Dymension Altcoin and ZetaChain Coin SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 1 March 2024 - AlphaX, a leading cryptocurrency trading platform, is excited to announce the addition of three new coins and trading pairs: Dymension (DYM USD), Zetachain (ZETA USD), and Altcoin (ALT USD). This expansion signifies a significant enhancement in AlphaX's offerings, showcasing the platform's commitment to providing users worldwide with diverse trading options and empowering them to engage in dynamic investment strategies. The newly listed trading pairs are now available on the AlphaX platform, offering users the opportunity to explore and invest in these innovative digital assets. Dymension USD Trading Pair The introduction of the DYM/USD trading pair brings the innovative Dymension token to the AlphaX.com trading ecosystem. DYM, also known as Dynamic Money, is a pioneering cryptocurrency designed to revolutionize decentralized finance (DeFi). With its innovative features and robust infrastructure, DYM aims to provide seamless access to a wide range of financial services, including lending, borrowing, and yield farming. The listing of DYM/USD on AlphaX reaffirms our dedication to supporting groundbreaking projects that fuel the growth and development of the DeFi sector. Zetachain USD Trading Pair The ZETA/USD trading pair, introduces the Zetachain token to AlphaX's trading platform. ZETA stands as a prominent asset in the cryptocurrency space, offering efficient and scalable solutions for decentralized applications (dApps) and smart contracts. Leveraging cutting-edge blockchain technology, ZETA empowers developers and entrepreneurs to create next-generation decentralized applications with ease and flexibility. The listing of ZETA/USD on AlphaX reflects our commitment to providing users with access to high-quality digital assets that ......read more

‘LV The Place Bangkok’ Opens as a New 360 Concept Including Store, Café, Restaurant and Exhibition at Gaysorn Amarin, Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 1 March 2024 - Louis Vuitton unveils 'LV The Place Bangkok' at Gaysorn Amarin, a new destination concept that includes an immersive exhibition, café, store, and a restaurant from celebrated chef, Gaggan Anand. From the inspiring architecture to the dynamic scenography and original menu items, this experiential space invites visitors to discover the breadth of imagination and creation within the Louis Vuitton universe today.

Occupying two floors of the downtown retail complex, LV The Place Bangkok establishes a dream-like aura from its corner location where the façade is enhanced with giant diamond shapes that glow at night. From the inside, the space plays out as a multi-faceted integration of retail, dining and culture. VISIONARY JOURNEYS On the ground level is Visionary Journeys, a new exhibition that explores the Maison's heritage like never before. The scenographic experience developed by globally renowned architectural firm OMA and Partner Shohei Shigematsu, marks the first instalment of OMA and Louis Vuitton's collaborative partnership, imagining an architectural identity for the Visionary Journey's exhibition concept. Thematic rooms are constructed into distinct environments recontextualizing historic and contemporary pieces and immersing visitors in the foundational pillars of savoir-faire, innovation, travel, and creation. Starting with a Trunkscape, where 96 trunk modules have been assembled as a tunnel, the exhibition transports visitors directly into a story of craft and ingenuity. This is followed by Origins, which highlights the specific and notable contributions that the Vuitton family made to the Maison as a 360-degree staging of archival documents and items detailing early inspirations and designs. ......read more

The Wealth Management Institute Unveils First-of-its-kind Investment Education Program Based On The Market Principles Of Investment Legend Ray Dalio

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - In a groundbreaking move to democratize access to premier, practice-based investment management education worldwide, the Wealth Management Institute (WMI) announced the global launch of the Dalio Market Principles (DMP) Online Program. The launch event was attended by over 80 distinguished leaders in wealth and asset management, as well as family offices, across Singapore and the region.

Fireside chat at the Global Launch of the Dalio Market Principles (DMP) Online Program with Ray Dalio, moderated by Foo Mee Har.
Based on the research and insights developed by the renowned investor Mr. Ray Dalio over five decades, this Program is designed to help learners understand the universal linkages driving markets and economies. The Program also offers a world-class pathway for participants to advance their skills and capabilities in investing. It benefits not only investors seeking to sharpen their insights, but also finance professionals across various sectors, including asset management, wealth management, family offices, reserves management, and policy. To ensure greater accessibility for learners worldwide, the Program leverages cutting-edge technology, such as generative AI, to provide an immersive digital learning experience that is accessible anytime and from any location. As the world confronts what Mr. Dalio identifies as 'a changing world order,' the launch of the program is timely in providing investors with a practical, market-tested framework to u ......read more

Entries for the 2024 OnePlus Photography Awards are now open, calling on photography enthusiasts worldwide to ‘Make the Moment’ with smartphone cameras

This is the fourth consecutive year that OnePlus and IPA have collaborated to host the OPASHENZHEN, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - Global tech brand OnePlus today launched the 2024 OnePlus Photography Awards (OPA) in partnership with the International Photography Awards (IPA) — the global platform that encourages photographers to discover and share artistic creations — together bringing premium smartphone imaging experiences to more photography enthusiasts worldwide. To provide an even more open platform for all mobile photography enthusiasts, Hasselblad ambassadors and Hasselblad masters will join the professional judges of OPA 2024 alongside OnePlus imaging product experts and the professional IPA jury team. This year, OnePlus is introducing even more exciting rewards including prize money of up to US$10,000 plus a complimentary OnePlus device for the winner of the Photo of the Year award to encourage photography enthusiasts around the globe to participate in OPA 2024.

"OnePlus believes that photography is more than simply passively documenting what exists in front of the lens; it must actively seek to create and capture moments that leave a lasting impact. Our goal is to empower users to transform ordinary scenes into extraordinary experiences through the art of photography," said Emily Dai, Head of Global Brand and Marketing at OnePlus. "Building on our long-term collaboration with IPA, we are looking forward to working even more closely together to explore the future of professional photography on mobile phones. By co-hosting photography contests, we aim to enable more photography enthusiasts around the world to amplify their distinctive tone and unique emotion and elevate moments into unforgettable masterpieces on their mobile phones." "We are del ......read more

Ascott Marks 40 Years in Hospitality Service With Launch of Full Year Campaign ‘Ascott Unlimited’

With about 950 properties across over 220 cities and counting, Ascott will be offering Unlimited Opportunities, Unlimited Choices, Unlimited Freedom, and Unlimited Good, to springboard to next chapter of growth as a global hospitality companySINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the lodging business unit wholly owned by CapitaLand Investment (CLI), today announced the launch of 'Ascott Unlimited', a year-long medley of initiatives to mark its ambitions to break new ground as it celebrates 40 years in hospitality service. Unveiled at the Southeast Asia debut of the Asian Hotel Industry Conference & Exhibition (AHICE) 2024 held in Singapore, this launch signifies a new era as the hospitality company navigates a future of unlimited possibilities against a backdrop of global change and evolving perspectives of travel. A leading development, investment, and operations forum, AHICE SEA 2024 was attended by many key prominent investors, owners, and operators in Southeast Asia, representing over US$500 billion in assets.

Ms Tan Bee Leng, Ascott’s Chief Commercial Officer, unveiled the launch of ‘Ascott Unlimited’ at AHICE SEA 2024
In 1984, Ascott pioneered Asia Pacific's first serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore. Over the years, it has been building its own brands, and making strategic acquisitions to fast-track market penetration. Today, Ascott is a vertically-integrated lodging operator of about 950 properties a ......read more

J-Long Group Limited Declared A Special Cash Dividend

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - J-Long Group Limited (Nasdaq: JL) (the "Company" or "J-Long"), today announced that its board of directors has declared a special dividend of an aggregate of US$6,000,000.00 out of the distributable funds of the Company, to be paid to all holders of record as of March 11, 2024, of its outstanding shares of common stock. The special dividend will be payable on March 12, 2024. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the Company's proposed Offering. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on the Company's current expectations and projections about future events that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs, including the expectation that the Offering will be successfully completed. Investors can find many (but not all) of these statements by the use of words such as "approximates," "believes," "hopes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "projects," "intends," "plans," "will," "would," "should," "could," "may" or other similar expressions in this prospectus. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results and encourages investors to review other factors that may affect its future results in the Company's registration statement and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hashtag: #JLongGroupThe issuer is so ......read more

Hong Kong's fiscal position remains healthy despite deficit, KPMG recommends strategically utilizing fiscal reserves to support economic growth

Encourage enterprises to establish regional headquarters to attract capital, companies, and talent holistically The Budget for the 2024-25 fiscal year announced a full withdrawal of all demand-side management measures for residential properties with immediate effect, bringing positive factors to the economic recovery. KPMG advises the government to conduct a comprehensive review of the tax system, taking into consideration Hong Kong's future economic positioning, and to make corresponding adjustments to the tax policy. HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - KPMG welcomes the Hong Kong government's Budget, recognising it as taking a balanced approach to development, addressing the needs of both citizens and businesses, which will effectively create opportunities and drive high-quality economic development in the city. Despite the forecast fiscal deficit being larger than expected, the government's fiscal reserves remain healthy. John Timpany, Head of Tax in Hong Kong, KPMG China, says: "The government proposes various strategies to increase revenue and contain expenditure. For example, the recently announced Productivity Enhancement Program is expected to trim 1% of recurrent government expenditure in each of the next two fiscal years, with the saved resources being reallocated internally. These stringent expenditure control measures are a prudent step. While unlikely to be welcomed, proposals such as resuming the collection of Hotel Accommodation Tax and introducing a two-tiered standard tax rate regime for salaries tax and tax under personal assessment will increase government revenue in the short term without significantly impacting the majority of citizens and businesses." Alice Leung, Tax Partner, KPMG China, says: "KPMG previously raised suggestion to the government regarding the profits tax allowances for industrial and commercial buildings and structures. We are pleased to see that the government has prop ......read more

TUMI Launches Best-In-Class Golf Collection

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - TUMI, the leading international travel, lifestyle and accessories brand, is venturing further into the world of performance luxury with the launch of a premium collection of golf bags and accessories. An extension of TUMI Sport, the new Golf collection delivers strength and hyper-functionality, fueling peak performance for golf competitors and enthusiasts alike. Encompassing a total golf-travel solution, the assortment enables players to enjoy the brand's legacy of flawless functionality, unmatched quality and uncompromising attention to detail both on and off the course. Offered in black and off-white/tan, the collection includes the Golf Cart Bag, Golf Stand Bag, Golf Range Bag and Golf Hardside 2 Wheeled Travel Case as well as duffels, totes, club covers and more. Select items can be monogrammed for an additional element of personalization.

(L to R): TUMI Golf Cart Bag in Black and Golf Stand Bag in Off-White/Tan.
"At TUMI, we are committed to perfecting customers' journeys as they pursue their passions. We know a lot of our customers are avid golfers, whether conducting business outside of the boardroom or enjoying the challenge of the game. We wanted to ensure all the details and qualities that draw people to TUMI are encompassed in a golf collection that is as durable and functional as any of our travel pieces, without sacrificing the luxury that is emblematic of the sport," said Victor Sanz, Global Creative Director of TUMI. Featuring ultra-protective FXT Ballistic Nylon and a multitude ......read more

DYXnet Expands Global Network Coverage with New Point-of-Presence in Dubai

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - DYXnet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VNET Group (NASDAQ: VNET), is pleased to announce the launch of its new point-of-presence (PoP) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This strategic undertaking endeavours to expand its global network coverage to the Middle East regions. The new PoP will provide enterprise customers with comprehensive and integrated "Network, Cloud, Security" services, enabling them to capitalize on emerging markets and satisfy their vigorous needs for global expansion.

Seizing Business Opportunities in the Emerging UAE Market The UAE presents unprecedented opportunities and advantages for economic growth, driven by its young population, high internet penetration rate of up to 99%, and per capita GDP ranking among the highest in the world. According to data from the Southeast Asia Research Center of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the UAE's per capita GDP reached $53,700 in 2022, ranking 17th globally. The country's multifaceted advantages have attracted significant investments from companies across the globe, including notable investments from China. In fact, Chinese companies' investment flow into the UAE reached $1.61 billion in 2022, representing an 80% year-on-year increase. As a leading one-stop network, cloud, and security service provider in the Greater China region, DYXnet, in synergy with its parent company VNET Group, is committed to addressing the needs of enterprises seeking cross-border business development in the UAE and the neighbouring Middle East region. With robust infrastructure, resources, and services, DYXnet empowers customers to effectively seize the enormous opportunities of fast-growing markets. I ......read more

The 4th annual Technology for Change Asia convenes 450 pioneers in Hong Kong to learn, connect and collaborate

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - Economist Impact's fourth annual Technology for Change Asia brought together more than 450 technology chiefs, innovators, investors, scientists and senior business representatives for two days in Hong Kong on February 27th and 28th. Chaired by The Economist Group's moderators, a cohort of 50 expert speakers delved into the latest technology solutions impacting businesses, societies, and economies.

Tom Standage, deputy editor, The Economist
Opening the event, Tom Standage, deputy editor, The Economist said: "Technology has a very welcome spot in a world that is currently beset by uncertainty and conflict. From AI to medicine to electrical vehicles to solar power, the pace of progress is defying expectations. It's a cause for optimism when it comes to technology's ability to change things for the better. A lot of people worry it's going to take jobs, or somehow turn evil, or wipe out humanity. But I'm not gloomy about Artificial Intelligence (AI)...it reduces the difference of quality between the best and the rest. AI has the intriguing opportunity to reduce inequality instead of increasing it. Technological progress is driving positive change. Technological innovations have the ability to transform lives and to foster social and economic development, to improve healthcare and to hasten the achievement of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals." In an opening ministerial keynote address, Professor Sun Dong, Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said: "As we enter ......read more

Ascott Achieves Record Year of Fee Earnings at S$331M and Highest Number of Property Openings in FY 2023

New C-suite leadership appointments to supercharge growth as a global hospitality companySINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the lodging business unit wholly owned by CapitaLand Investment (CLI), announced a 28% year-on-year increase in fee-related earnings (FRE) to S$331 million, up from S$258 million in FY 2022. The announcement was made during CLI's Full Year 2023 Financial Results which saw Ascott as a key contributor of FRE to CLI's overall business. Ascott also achieved the highest number of property openings with nearly 9,600 units turning operational in the same year. Riding on a strong momentum of travel recovery, Revenue per Available Unit (RevPAU) grew 20% over 2022 from higher average daily rates and occupancies. 77 new properties across all brands were signed in 2023. The strong growth trajectory enabled Ascott to surpass its year-end target and secured 160,000 units earlier than expected in March. "Ascott had a record year of fee earnings and property openings in 2023. The strong performance was underscored by our diverse portfolio of brands and strategic presence in new destinations. This is an important milestone to mark Ascott's transformative journey to become a global leader in hospitality, as we celebrate 40 years of service this year. Harnessing our extensive network of third-party owners and in-market expertise, Ascott remains focused on driving asset light growth organically through management and franchise agreements. In 2023, 38% of new agreements signed were with existing owners, a demonstration of their confidence in us. At the same time, we are seeking out transformative deals which can accelerate our expansion. We will continue to build upon our portfolio of global brands to drive higher quality growth. This puts us well on track to achieve our target of more than S$500 million in fee earnings by 2028," said Mr Kevin Goh, Chief Executive Officer for Ascott and CLI Lodging. Riding ......read more

NUS High School Students Win the Top Spot in Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition with AI-Powered Solution for Visually Impaired

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - Samsung Electronics Singapore today announced Team Blahaj from NUS High School of Mathematics and Science as the grand winner of the seventh edition Solve for Tomorrow competition in Singapore. Launched in August 2023, this program is designed to encourage secondary school students to think deeply about the social issues affecting their community and pioneer positive social change through technology and innovation. Team Blahaj comprising of students Wang Zerui, Vincent Kwok, Christian Tan and David Chik will walk away with a total of $10,000 worth of Samsung products and $6,000 cash prize. NUS High School of Mathematics and Science will also be receiving a Samsung interactive digital whiteboard – the 55" Flip Pro.

Team Blahaj testing their prototype, which allows visually impaired individuals to better understand and navigate their surroundings.
With the aim of revolutionising sensory experiences for visually impaired individuals, Team Blahaj has proposed a two-part solution that leverages advanced technologies such as AI to offer visually impaired individuals a detailed understanding of surroundings through auditory and tactile cues. Software Solution: LiDAR and Object Detection - Utilising LiDAR and AI-driven object detection in smartphones, the solution can create an "obstacle map" with tactile representation and multisensory instructions. This enables users to navigate their environment seamlessly. Hardware Solution: Real ......read more

Mead Johnson Nutrition Hong Kong achieves three consecutive wins of top prize at the HKB Greater Bay Area Enterprise Awards 2024

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - Mead Johnson Nutrition Hong Kong ("Mead Johnson") proudly announces its triumphant win in the Infant and Child Nutrition category at the HKB Greater Bay Area Enterprise Awards for the third consecutive year. The remarkable accomplishment this year is attributed to its groundbreaking innovation in the upgraded relaunch of its HK Enfinitas brand, which exemplifies its unwavering commitment to nourishing a better start in life for infants and children.

Mead Johnson strives to provide consumers with high-quality infant and child nutrition products through a professional and scientific approach. At the core of the HK Enfinitas brand is Mead Johnson's dedication to delivering premium products inspired by breastmilk while supporting optimal growth and development in babies and young children. Innovative products inspired by the benefits of breastmilk In line with its mission, Mead Johnson has relaunched the upgrade version of HK Enfinitas, leveraging world-leading global scientific research on breastmilk. The innovative line of products is enriched with HMOs, Lactoferrin and MFGM, providing better immunity for babies and helping mums to extend their love to babies. "We take great pride in winning the HKB Greater Bay Area Enterprise Awards once again, which demonstrates our endeavour in providing high-quality products for infants and children grounded in a century of nutrition science," said Chloe Ko, Marketing & Acquisition Director and Co-Head of Cross Border, Hong Kong & Taiwan, Mead Johnson Nutrition (Hong Kong) Limited. "We are confident that our ongoing efforts will continue to create value ......read more

Kaohsiung Vies for Win-Win at Kumamoto Expo in Japan

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 – As head of a delegation comprising officials and local businesses to KUMAMOTO Industrial Revitalization EXPO 2024, Deputy Mayor of Kaohsiung Lo Ta-sheng officiated the opening of the Kaohsiung Pavilion and signed an MOU on innovative startups with the Japanese city. On top of attesting to the friendship between the two cities and expanding bilateral exchanges, Kaohsiung's attendance at the expo also brought the city's cutting-edge chipmaking technologies and highly competitive tourism-related food products to the international stage. Kumamoto Prefecture Governor Ikuo Kabashima made a special appearance to express gratitude to the Kaohsiung City Government and the hope that more business opportunities can be created, thereby fostering closer collaboration in the semiconductor supply chain and strengthening relations between Taiwan and Japan.

Kumamoto Governor Kabashima’s friendly chat with Deputy Mayor Lo at the Kaohsiung Pavilion
Deputy Mayor Lo said that since the establishment of sister city ties in 2017, Kaohsiung and Kumamoto have developed diverse cooperation in tourism, education, culture, and industry. Over this period, Kumamoto has sent a number of delegations to Kaohsiung for a first-hand look at the latter's lantern festival celebrations, commuter pass program, and harbor-front development among others. During this ongoing visit, the Kaohsiung delegation aimed to learn more about Kumamoto's advanced green energy and circular economy facilities that are quite suitable as po ......read more

Gold price forecast for 2024 – Octa

According to many analysts' forecasts, the price of gold may increase in 2024. Octa explains in the article what factors will influence the dynamics of the gold price and what will happen to the market this year.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - Gold is trading above $2,000 per ounce in early 2024. Analysts expect that even later in the year, gold prices may remain above $2,000 per ounce, reaching new historical highs. Among the factors favouring this are geopolitical uncertainty, the likely weakening of the U.S. dollar, and potential interest rate cuts. But before relying on these factors in the future, we must understand how they have influenced the past.

A new scenario of gold price dynamics For the past 90 years, the value of gold has depended primarily on the volume of transactions between the Western and Eastern markets. Western countries determined supply and demand, while Eastern countries acted as counterparties to the transaction. Thus, when the volumes of physical gold purchased by Great Britain or Switzerland increased, its price grew, and vice versa. As a result, gold moved from the West to the East and back synchronously with the price decreasing or increasing. The second factor that has historically influenced the price is the relationship between the price of gold and the real yield on U.S. government bonds. When the real yield decreased, bonds lost their appeal, and investors moved into gold. Once the trend reversed and real yields began to rise, investors returned to bonds. However, since the end of 2022, both patterns have failed. The U.S. ten-year bond yield rose to 4.33%, above the 2022 highs, beating a 15-year record. Despite expectations, this didn't lower the price of gold, which instead rose from November 2022 to A ......read more

VinBrain and Global Fund continue joining forces to tackle Vietnam's tuberculosis challenge through AI in 2024

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach Newswire - 29 February 2024 - VinBrain, a pioneering AI HealthTech company within Vingroup conglomerate, has officially signed a commercial agreement with Global Fund to transfer Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for Tuberculosis (TB) screening and detection as part of Vietnam's National Tuberculosis Prevention Campaign. VinBrain is the sole entity chosen for this agreement with Global Fund in 2024. DrAid™ for TB Screening, a solution developed from VinBrain's innovative and visionary approach to applying advanced technology, aligns with the stringent criteria of the Fund, contributing to community health and progress.

The accuracy of DrAid™ for TB Screening is up to 95%, reducing the time for disease detection and lowering screening costs.
The collaboration aims to transform TB detection using advanced AI technology, significantly reducing diagnosis time by analyzing X-ray images. This eliminates the need for extra TB bacterial PCR tests, cutting screening costs from US$50-60 to only US$1. Furthermore, the AI outputs its results in a file or QR code format, reducing environmental impact. Under this agreement, VinBrain plans to transfer the technology of 32 AI licenses, enables the screening of 1 million suspected TB cases starting in April 2024. This marks the largest scale initiative of its kind to date. Notably, this initiative goes beyond existing efforts by enabling outreach to remote areas, overcoming ......read more

Hong Kong Immigration Limited is now launching a new service to align with the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme introduced by the Hong Kong government.

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - On February, 2024 The latest policy address, the Hong Kong government introduced the CIES. Eligible investors who invest HKD 30 million or more in assets such as stocks, funds, and bonds (excluding real estate) in Hong Kong can apply for entry through this scheme. The Hong Kong Immigration Consultant Limited is launching a new service in response to the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES) introduced by the Hong Kong government.

Image Courtesy: Hong Kong Immigration Limited
Since the Financial Secretary, Mr. Paul Chan, announced the launch of the new version of the "Capital Investment Entrant Scheme" in the government's "Budget" in February 2023, Hong Kong Immigration Limited has received more than 1,600 inquiries about the scheme by the end of December, showing that the public is very concerned about the Capital Investment Entrant Scheme (CIES). Mr. Wu, the person in charge of Hong Kong Immigration Limited, said: "The government has not yet publicly detailed the content of the plan and eligibility requirements, but summarizing the experience of successful investment immigration applications in the past, the completeness and accuracy of asset proof are the keys to successful approval." Hong Kong Immigration Limited is committed to assisting and providing clear guidance on CIES for all existing and potential customers. It has launched a comprehensive eligibility screening process to ensure that customers can smoothly apply after the details of CIES are officially announced. Hong Kong Immigration Limited, as a comprehensive i ......read more

Echoing International Mother Language Day, CIP holds the 5th annual Indigenous Language Development Conference

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - On February 25, the Council of Indigenous Peoples (CIP) held the 2024 International Mother Language Day - Indigenous Language Development Conference at National Taitung University. Some 400 participants, including indigenous language revitalization practitioners and traditional leaders from indigenous communities nationwide, were invited to attend. Minister Icyang .Parod publicly commended the 20 recipients of this year's awards for their efforts in indigenous language development, encouraging more to follow suit in focusing on and engaging in the sustainable inheritance of indigenous languages.

Recipient of the Lifetime Contribution Award – Taya Masing
CIP Minister Icyang expressed that President Tsai initiated the Indigenous Languages Development Act, which stipulates indigenous languages as Taiwan's national languages. The Executive Yuan has provided substantial financial support for indigenous language development, enabling CIP to collaborate with central and local governments, civil organizations, indigenous communities, and indigenous peoples, all dedicated to the sustainable development of indigenous languages. Minister Icyang further stated that echoing the United Nations International Mother Language Day, the Council of Indigenous Peoples has been organizing indigenous language development conferences annually since 2020. This year marks the fifth conference, with each year's theme progressing from "Language Division," "Language Development," "Traditional Leaders," "Indigenous Language Church," to this year ......read more

Cushman & Wakefield 2024/25 Budget Response

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - Response to the Budget 2024/25 by KK Chiu, International Director, Chief Executive, Greater China of Cushman & Wakefield: We welcome the government's proactive efforts in seeking land for housing development to ensure an adequate supply for future public and private housing. However, historical data shows that there have been frequent delays in the completion of private housing projects. We hope that the government can collaborate on various aspects of infrastructure development, provide incentives to developers, and encourage them to proactively develop land in the New Territories to expand the supply of private housing. Regarding public housing, we hope that the government can conduct a more in-depth study to adjust current housing policies, such as significantly tightening the allocation of public housing units to more wealthy individuals, so that deserving grassroots families who have been on the waiting list for many years can move in quickly, and resources can be utilized more fairly. Based on data from the Census and Statistics Department, the number of individuals aged 65 and above in Hong Kong is projected to rise from 1.45 million in 2021 to 2.74 million by 2046. This demographic shift indicates a significant aging trend, with one in three citizens expected to be seniors by the 2046 date. The implications are profound in terms of the additional pressure on social services and infrastructure. In light of this, we recommend that the government takes proactive steps to address the challenges posed by the aging population. One key area of focus should be on enhancing elderly housing policies. This can be achieved through initiatives such as allocating funds to support aging in place programs and drawing insights from successful models such as the Ming Wah Dai Ha, managed by the Hong Kong Housing Society. By providing suitable accommodation options for the elderly, t ......read more

Response to budget announcement 2024/2025 from Mr. Paul Chan, President of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - Acknowledge the problem of inadequate per capita public open spaces The Institute is pleased to see the Government promoting sustainable innovation and growth while aiming to protect the natural ecosystems and provide citizens with a better quality of life. However, there is no mention of strengthening and implementation of various government policies related to climate change, biodiversity, ecological and landscape in the budget proposal. The Institute advocates for Nature-Based Solutions to address the challenges posed by climate change. These measures will help Hong Kong become a more resilient and appealing international city. In response to the issue of insufficient public recreational spaces per capita, the Institute suggests to develop new and to enhance existing public open space in addressing the specific requirements for public recreational spaces in individual districts, we can enhance community and greening functions, ensuring widespread benefits for citizens. The Institute suggests also to explore public-private partnership in the management of public open space, that on one hand reduces government long term recurrent cost and on the other hand promote innovative design in our public realm. Adequate investment to our public open space promotes physical and mental well-being, ultimately leading to long-term reductions in healthcare and social welfare expenses. Organising large-scale exhibitions to link up the development of the landscape industry with socio-economic development The Institute is pleased to see the Government actively preparing for over 80 different themed events to enhance urban competitiveness and attract talent and visitors. Additionally, we have successfully secured the right to host the 2026 International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress, which we hope will contribute to the development of the industry and the e ......read more

VinFast signs dealer sales agreement with first dealer in the Middle East

MUSCAT, OMAN - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - VinFast Auto (Nasdaq: VFS) officially signed a dealer sales agreement with Bahwan Automobiles Trading LLC (BAT) for the distribution of electric vehicles in the Oman market. This event signifies not only VinFast's initial operation in the Middle East region but also a significant step in the VinFast's global expansion.

VinFast Chairwoman Ms. Le Thi Thu Thuy (center), CEO of VinFast Middle East Mr. Ta Xuan Hien (left), and Mr. Abdullah Ahmed Salim Bahwan, Executive Director of Bahwan Automobiles Trading at the signing ceremony (Photo: Bahwan Automobiles Trading)
Under the terms of the agreement, BAT will become the official dealer of VinFast in Oman. From 2024 to 2027, BAT plans to establish and operate 13 VinFast stores and service centers. The inaugural store is anticipated to open in mid-2024, with vehicle sales commencing shortly thereafter. Additionally, VinFast will collaborate with BAT to sell four e-SUV models: VF 6, VF 7, VF 8, and VF 9 upon their market launch. Previously, within the framework of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023 (COP 28) held in the United Arab Emirates, VinFast and BAT signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation. Through this collaboration with its first dealer in Oman, VinFast actively contributes to the realization of green mobility solutions within the Middle Eastern region, wh ......read more

BingX Launches Ethereum Layer 2, Bitcoin Layer 2, and Web3 Game Token Airdrop Guide for 2024

BingX QA, known for its innovative approach to cryptocurrency research, has unveiled the 2024 Airdrop Guide featuring Ethereum Layer 2, Bitcoin Layer 2, and Web3 Game tokensSINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - BingX QA, known for its innovative approach to cryptocurrency research, has unveiled the 2024 Airdrop Guide featuring Ethereum Layer 2, Bitcoin Layer 2, and Web3 Game tokens. In 2023, BingX QA released Airdrop Guides for tokens such as Starknet and Arbitrum, providing users with valuable insights into airdrop opportunities. Following these guidelines, numerous users participated in the Starknet airdrop in February 2024 and received a minimum of $1000 worth of STRK tokens. In response to inquiries from users eager for more airdrop opportunities, BingX QA intensified its exploration and research efforts. The latest Airdrop Guide includes promising projects such as Ethereum Layer 2 Blast, Bitcoin Layer 2, Celestia, Ronin Network, and the ERC404 protocol. Blast, developed by the NFT trading market Blur, is an Layer 2 public chain where users can receive airdrops by staking ETH. The development of Bitcoin Layer 2 has been a hot topic, with the recent Merlin coin airdrop requiring staking of Bitcoin ecosystem's BRC-20 Ordi tokens. Celestia, being one of the earliest modular public chains, also requires staking of Tia tokens for airdrop eligibility. Additionally, the ERC404 protocol released its first token, Pandora, in February 2024, with the promise of future airdrops for holders of Pandora tokens. In order to facilitate user participation in airdrops, BingX has listed coins such as Ordi, Celestia, and Pandora on the spot trading market. Investors can use BingX Price Tools to access price estimates, valuations, and risk assessments to decide whether to purchase tokens for airdrop participation. Peter, BingX QA's Researcher, stated, "Despite the abundance of bull market airdrop projects, Ethereum's price performance continues ......read more

Calling All Global Innovators: Keep Up with the Golden Era of I&T

HKSTP heads to LEAP 2024 to fuel the Saudi and Middle East tech boom and spark collaboration between fast-rising global innovation forces amidst new phase of Belt and Road InitiativeHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - Two innovation and technology flagships in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) and the Hong Kong Cyberport, are collaborating to co-host the first-ever Hong Kong Pavilion at Saudi Arabia's largest tech event, "LEAP 2024", in Riyadh from 4-7 March. The event will showcase 16 cutting-edge technologies from Hong Kong to over 172,000 visitors, symbolising a significant milestone for the Hong Kong I&T industry on the global stage. Eight forward-looking startups and tech ventures from HKSTP will be featured at the Hong Kong Pavilion, with cutting-edge innovation from sectors such as biotech, healthtech, logistics, AI, robotics, and new energy (refer to Appendix for details of the eight companies). HKSTP aims to establish partnerships with Saudi businesses and inject new energy into the Belt and Road Initiative, which encompasses over 180 countries and international organisations, including the Middle East. Mr Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP, stated, "A golden era of innovation and technology is emerging in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, and across Asia, and we see incredible co-innovation potential in the joining of our two ecosystems in Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia. HKSTP's participation in LEAP 2024 signifies our commitment to leaping into new worlds and embracing the new cradle of global innovation, which is multilateral and impactful. Our mission is to propel success by advancing in the journey from research to commercialisation, from innovation to financial success, for both home-grown and international startups." HKSTP is proud to forge strong connections between two of the world's rapidly rising forces in global innovation. Hong Kong's vibrant startup scene ranks second in the world ......read more

Take control of emotions: an Octa guide to trading psychology

Learn about the five most common emotions associated with trading in the financial markets and how to overcome them.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - Trading psychology is an essential aspect of trading that many traders often overlook. The ability to control emotions and make rational decisions is crucial to success in the financial markets. In this article, we will discuss some of the common emotions that traders experience and provide tips on how to overcome them.

1. Fear Fear is one of the most common emotions that traders experience. Fear can cause traders to panic and make irrational decisions, such as closing a trade too early or not opening it at all. Sometimes, traders experience FOMO (fear of missing out) when they feel they are failing to earn on a particular market movement while everybody else does. Some such trading trends are often promoted by financial influencers on social media. However strong they may seem, it is better to avoid placing orders on rumours and first carry out a thorough analysis using your preferred tools and indicators. A tip from Octa experts: to overcome fear, please focus on the trading plan and stick to its rules. The use of risk management techniques is recommended, such as Stop-Loss orders, to limit potential losses. 2. Greed Greed is another emotion that can be detrimental to trading. It can lead to overconfidence and excessive risk-taking, which can result in significant losses. Greed often leads to keeping the orders open for too long and ultimately to losing what you otherwise could earn confidently. This could backfire even more if staying in the trade even after it has gone loss-making, expecting—or rather hoping for—a trend reversal. A tip from Octa experts: to overcome greed, focus on ......read more

Media OutReach Newswire Launches USA Press Release Distribution Network

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - Media OutReach Newswire, Asia's first global newswire, has launched its own press release distribution network for the USA market.

As the first global newswire in Asia to build a dedicated distribution network across the USA, clients will have unlimited access to a proprietary database of more than 50,000 journalists and editors covering more than 443 trade media categories, distribution to Associated Press (AP) Newsroom, and news posting on more than 430 news sites, including APNews, to provide extensive reach to local USA media outlets for corporate announcements, brand and product launches, partnerships, and brand awareness. Across the US distribution, clients also will benefit from high engagement rates through Media OutReach Newswire's journalist database of US media outlets that includes The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, New York Post, Digital Journal and The Washington Post. With email open rates of up to 25 per cent, Media OutReach Newswire's US distribution is already offering clients unprecedented access to journalists and media outlets across the USA market. Jennifer Kok, Founder and CEO of Media OutReach Newswire, says the USA distribution network is focused on supporting PR professionals and PR agencies to build authentic media relations with journalists and editors and optimize news write-up opportunities. "Through our proprietary Media and Journalist Insights, our clients are informed of the number of journalists that we distribute to, and how many journalists by publication have opened their release," Kok says. "This information has been lacking in the newswire industry and we are proud to be able to provide these insi ......read more

OVOLO Goes Global With SLH

Ovolo Hotels signs strategic brand alliance with Small Luxury Hotels of the WorldLONDON, UK - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - In a landmark partnership poised to elevate Ovolo Hotels' brand across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, the designer hotel collection proudly announces a strategic brand alliance with Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), encompassing its iconic boutique designer hotels across Hong Kong, Australia, and Bali. The partnership will see Ovolo Hotels expand its global presence through SLH's global sales, distribution, and marketing platforms. Ovolo Hotels, known for its avant-garde approach to tourism and hospitality; is a dynamic and innovative hotel brand with a collection of boutique designer hotels. Each Ovolo represents cutting-edge design, technological integration, and an unwavering commitment to sustainability, encapsulated in its distinctive 'Do Good. Feel Good.' policy and achieving the Bronze Benchmark across its Australian and Bali hotels from Earth Check, the world's leading certification, consulting, and advisory group for sustainable destinations and tourism organisations. Dave Baswal, CEO of Ovolo Hotels, shared his enthusiasm about the collaboration, saying, "At Ovolo, we are thrilled to partner with Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a brand synonymous with independently spirited hotels and excellence. This strategic alliance not only strengthens our presence across key global markets while remaining independently owned and operated, but also allows us to showcase the distinct character and innovation that defines Ovolo while connecting with travellers emotionally." SLH offers discerning guests a prestigious collection of over 560 independently curated hotels in more than 90 countries, each offering bespoke and personalised luxury experiences coupled with a firm sustainability objective. Synonymous with independently spirited hotels, delivering curated stays that reflect the individuality and character of ......read more

Media OutReach Newswire Launches USA Press Release Distribution Network

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - Media OutReach Newswire, Asia's first global newswire, has launched its own press release distribution network for the USA market.

Media and Journalists Insights
As the first global newswire in Asia to build a dedicated distribution network across the USA, clients will have unlimited access to a proprietary database of more than 50,000 journalists and editors covering more than 443 trade media categories, distribution to Associated Press (AP) Newsroom, and news posting on more than 430 news sites, including APNews, to provide extensive reach to local USA media outlets for corporate announcements, brand and product launches, partnerships, and brand awareness. Across the US distribution, clients also will benefit from high engagement rates through Media OutReach Newswire's journalist database of US media outlets that includes The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, People Magazine, New York Post, Digital Journal and The Washington Post. With email open rates of up to 25 per cent, Media OutReach Newswire's US distribution is already offering clients unprecedented access to journalists and media outlets across the USA market. Jennifer Kok, Founder and CEO of Media OutReach Newswire, says the USA distribution network is focused on supporting PR professionals and PR agencies to build authentic media relations with journalists and editors and optimize news write-up opportunities. "Through our proprietary Media and Journalist Insights, our clients are informed of the number of journalists that we distribute to, and how many ......read more

National Anti-Corruption Commission Thailand Exposes More Than 1,500 Instances of Corruption Through Proactive Investigations

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 28 February 2024 - The Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is steadfast in its role as Thailand's principal agency for corruption prevention and suppression. The NACC's National Corruption Deterrence Center (CDC) has reported the identification of 1,553* corruption cases with project values totaling over 140 billion baht between January 19, 2022, and the end of January 2024. Mr. Niwatchai Kasemmongkol, the Secretary-General of the NACC, highlighted the CDC's crucial role since its inception on January 19, 2022. The Center is instrumental in monitoring, evaluating, and investigating corruption cases, in line with the policy to actively prevent and suppress corruption. Over the past two years, the CDC's effective preventative measures have significantly reduced the number of corruption cases within the suppression system. The CDC's operational report reveals the following actions taken on the identified cases: 985 cases have undergone verification, and monitoring, and have been directed to the appropriate agencies for action. 339 cases have been successfully resolved by the responsible agencies. 169 cases are in the preparatory phase pending initial data verification. 60 cases have been confirmed as corrupt activities and are now recorded in the Preliminary Examination System on Corruption Accusation (PESCA). The cases reported to the CDC encompass various categories, including: 1,151 cases related to the scrutiny of procurement and construction in public utility projects. 223 cases of misconduct or neglect of duty. 130 cases involving the misuse of public resources by state officials. 47 cases of solicitation or acceptance of assets or other benefits by state officials. 2 cases of unusual wealth amongst state officials. The NACC underscores that the cumulative value of projects scrutinized by the ......read more

Hinen Supports Mitcham Solar Bulk Buy to Drive Green Transformation in Australia

MITCHAM, AUSTRALIA - EQS Newswire - 28 February 2024 - Community Renewables program is a crucial initiative for creating a sustainable future. To better implement this plan, Mitcham City Council partnered with Shinehub, the largest solar energy installer in the area, to organize the community renewable energy roadshow, "Mitcham Solar Bulk Buy." The first event concluded successfully on February 26. Hinen (www.Hinen.com), a leader in residential energy storage, proudly supplied household energy storage products for the event, offering the latest renewable energy solutions and technologies to the Mitcham community. At the roadshow, Hinen showcased the Max low-voltage system as an example of cutting-edge technology. This system maximizes solar energy conversion, achieving 190% PV over-provisioning to efficiently utilize solar panels and meet Australia's grid-connected power needs. With expandability up to 20kWh, the system caters to various electricity requirements. It features a rapid 20-millisecond emergency power supply (EPS) switching time, robust full metal housing, IP65 waterproof and dustproof rating, low operating noise of =25db, high-precision battery algorithms, and five-layer battery protection, making it ideal for home use scenarios. The roadshow received a warm welcome and active participation from the Mitcham community, highlighting the commitment and potential of transitioning to a greener lifestyle. Attendees highly appreciated the personalized consulting services, receiving tailored energy solution recommendations through one-on-one interactions. Steve, Hinen's representative, expressed enthusiasm for the community's interest in sustainable energy solutions. He stated, "The success of this Roadshow is a significant step toward a greener, sustainable future. We eagerly anticipate collaborating with more communities in Australia to advance sustainable energy solutions." This roadshow exemplifies the strong cooperation and shared vision for sustai ......read more

VinFast wins double awards at Indonesia International Motor Show 2024

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 February 2024 - At the 2024 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS), VinFast was awarded two prestigious honors: "Favorite SEA Premier Launch" and "Best Booth Car". These awards, achieved during VinFast's inaugural brand launch in Indonesia, further solidify the company's strong reputation and growing presence within the regional market.

VinFast made a strong impression at its first IIMS 2024 appearance with a wide range of right-hand drive SUVs across segments A-E, including the VF 5, VF e34, VF 6, VF 7, VF 8, and VF 9. This impressive showcase captured the "Favorite SEA Premier Launch" award. The award was granted by a council of prestigious international journalists, and recognizes VinFast's achievement amongst 188 competing brands. VinFast's impressive debut was also highlighted by their award-winning booth, earning the title "Best Booth Car" from the Awards Council. The exhibition area, spanning 670 m2, showcased a diverse fleet of electric vehicles within a modern design that embodied both an electrified future and innovative spirit. This display strongly resonated with the public, inspiring visions of a green, sustainable, and smart transportation future.
Mr. Daswar Marpaung, President Director of Dyandra Promosindo, IIMS 2024 Organizer, said: "We are pleased to award VinFast the 'Favorite SEA Premiere Launch' and 'Best Booth Car' awards at IIMS 2024. The official launch into the Indonesian market, ......read more

Sunlight Real Estate Investment Trust ("Sunlight REIT") Interim Results for the Six Months Ended 31 December 2023

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 February 2024 - Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited (the "Manager") announces the interim results of Sunlight REIT for the six months ended 31 December 2023 (the "Reporting Period").

Sunlight REIT recorded a 7.9% year-on-year increase in revenue to HK$419.2 million for the Reporting Period, mainly attributable to a full six-month contribution from West 9 Zone Kids. Net property income grew 5.1% to HK$323.2 million, implying a cost-to-income ratio of 22.9%. Reflecting the sharp increase in interest expense to HK$111.3 million, distributable income was down 18.1% year on year to HK$162.3 million. The Board has resolved to declare an interim distribution per unit of HK 9.0 cents, representing a payout ratio of 94.4% and an annualized distribution yield of 8.3% based on the closing price of HK$2.18 on the last trading day of the Reporting Period. The appraised value of Sunlight REIT's portfolio was HK$18,480.6 million at 31 December 2023. Gross assets and net assets were HK$19,083.4 million and HK$13,544.6 million respectively, translating to a net asset value of HK$7.95 per unit. Operating Highlights The overall occupancy rate of Sunlight REIT's portfolio at 31 December 2023 was 93.1%, largely unchanged from six months ago. For the Reporting Period, the office and retail portfolios registered rental reversions of 3.3% and 0.8% respectively, giving rise to an overall rental reversion of 1.5%. In respect of the operating performance of key office properties, Dah Sing Financial Centre saw a steady improvement in occupancy, reflecting a gradual pick-up in new letting activities supported by stronger motivation of corporate tenants to relocate or expand. On the Kowloon side, occupancy rates of Righteous Centre and The Harv ......read more

Vietnam's Largest Real Estate Developer Unveils Vision for a Global Wellbeing Destination

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 February 2024 - Vinhomes, Vietnam's leading real estate developer, unveiled its groundbreaking vision for Ocean City, a 1,200-hectare mega-complex envisioned as a "Wellness City" designed to revolutionize urban living. Marking a first in the healing industry, the unique wellness ecosystem within Ocean City prioritizes residents' physical, mental, and emotional well-being alongside residential spaces, luxury amenities, and connectivity.

Fueled by Vietnam's booming economy and attractiveness to global citizens, Ocean City aspires to be a "Destination City of Healing," attracting tourists, businesspeople, and experts seeking a transformative experience that nurtures mind, body, and spirit. Envisioned as an urban jewel on the global stage, Ocean City is a testament to the unwavering belief in the potential of Vietnam and Vinhomes' commitment to sustainable development. By prioritizing wellness, Ocean City sets a new standard for cityscapes, offering a glimpse into a healthier, happier future for global citizens. A Dream Ripples to Life, Powered by Vinhomes Vision Recognizing the prospect of the booming wellness industry, Vinhomes aims to revolutionize the market by leveraging its strengths as Vietnam's leading real estate developer. Building upon its capital and scale, Vinhomes aspires to create a holistic wellness ecosystem that encompasses facilities, living spaces, and a vibrant community. This integrated approach seeks to address the fragmentation within the industry, offering a seamless and comprehensive wellness experience for all. Vinhomes' Ocean City envisions thriving communities nestled in nature's embrace. Each met ......read more

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers - Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024

Finalists of the "Our Future Engineers” Secondary Student Quiz Contest Announced Passing on the Torch from Generation to GenerationHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 February 2024 - The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) launched a series of exciting activities as part of the Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024. "Our Future Engineers" Secondary Student Quiz Contest, was specifically designed to ignite our next generation's interest in engineering. After the preliminary round held last Saturday, we are pleased to announce the finalists: Immaculate Heart of Mary College, Shun Tak Fraternal Association Leung Kau Kui College, and Shun Tak Fraternal Association Yung Yau College. The three teams will compete in the final round taking place on 2 March (Saturday) at the "Hong Kong Engineers Week Carnival" (Carnival). The HKIE hopes to enhance students' understanding of the engineering profession, and hence encourage them to explore future career opportunities in the field of engineering. "Our Future Engineers" Secondary Student Quiz Contest is conducted in a team-based question-and-answer format, consisting of a preliminary round and a final round. The competition topics mainly revolve around engineering knowledge, popular science, and the work of the HKIE. A total of 12 teams participated in the competition. Each team consists of five members, including four students and one backup member. Six HKIE members have formed teams with their alma mater as an expert advisor, answering questions from participating students and providing professional guidance and advice. The Carnival will be held at the Harbourside Lawn, West Kowloon Cultural District from 1 to 3 March, lasting for three consecutive days. It will feature various interactive game booths, competitions, photo spots, and exciting performances related to engineering. The event is free and open to the public, and "Our Future Engineers" Secondary Student Quiz Contest final round is also open to the publi ......read more

The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers "Our Dream City" Primary Student Design Contest Inspiring Engineering Creativity, Building Tomorrow’s Metropolis

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 February 2024 - The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) is gearing up for its annual flagship event, the "Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024," (HKEW) featuring a series of exciting activities and competitions. Among them, "Our Dream City" Primary Student Design Contest's preliminary round was conducted, shortlisting ten finalist teams whose entries will be exhibited at "Hong Kong Engineers Week Carnival" (Carnival) from 1 to 3 March. In addition to appreciating the students' works, visitors can also vote for their favourite designs (public voting accounts for 30% of the total score). The finalists will also present their design concepts to the judging panel on day three (3 March) of the Carnival. "Our Dream City" Primary Student Design Contest aims to inspire creativity and foster teamwork among primary school students, nurturing their interest in urban development and the field of engineering from a young age. The model works of the shortlisted teams primarily revolve around themes of environmental sustainability and creating liveable cities, incorporating concepts of artificial intelligence, innovative technologies, and the IoT into urban design, envisioning a green lifestyle in line with sustainable development. In addition to the "Our Dream City" Primary Student Design Contest, the Carnival will feature the final rounds of "Our Future Engineers" Secondary Student Quiz Contest and Engineer Alliance. There will also be interactive game booths, contests related to engineering, photo spots, and exciting performances. The event welcomes the participation of the public. Hong Kong Engineers Week 2024 Carnival Date 1 March 2024 (Friday): 5 pm – 6 pm 2 March 2024 (Saturday): 10 am – 6 pm 3 March 2024 (Sunday): 10 am – 6 pm Day 1 ......read more

Invest Alberta Corporation Offers Investment Support to Greater China Businesses’ Expansion into North America

Canada’s energy capital with dynamic business landscape and diversified talent pool for innovation and growthHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 February 2024 - Invest Alberta Corporation (Invest Alberta) introduces its investment attraction program for Hong Kong and Mainland China investors and businesses. With a focus on agriculture & food processing, energy, petrochemicals, and technology innovations such as clean tech, the program provides tailored investment and business support to help business expansion into the North American market through Alberta, Canada.

As a government agency of the Canadian Province of Alberta, Invest Alberta's mandate is to attract high value, high impact investments in Alberta. With a strong entrepreneurial culture and experienced teams strategically positioned worldwide, including Greater China, Invest Alberta breaks down barriers and offers tailored assistance to enable global investors to achieve business goals effectively and efficiently. The agency is also dedicated to showcasing the immense potential of Alberta's diversified workforce, strong infrastructure, and open access to North American and international markets. Since its establishment in 2020, the agency has been instrumental in facilitating overseas businesses' global expansion, securing over CAD 20 billion in investments and generating more than 27,000 jobs. Alberta has much to offer with its dynamic business landscape coupled with the province's abundant natural resources. As Canada's energy capital, Alberta is also home to the largest petrochemical manufacturing centre in Canada. Alberta's Industrial Heartland counts 40 industrial sites, 7,000 employees, and has attracted over CAD 40 billion in investment. Recognizing the unique needs of Hong Kong and Main ......read more

OPPO unveils new OPPO Air Glass 3 at MWC 2024, showcasing innovative initiates in the era of AI

Marking a significant breakthrough in XR, OPPO Air Glass 3 can access OPPO's AndesGPT model via a smartphone app for generative AI capabilities. OPPO has established the OPPO AI Center and released the OPPO AI Smartphone White Paper as it continues to explore the forefront of AI development and implementation. OPPO, AlpsenTek, and Qualcomm Technologies have debuted new Hybrid Vision Sensing technology featuring AI Motion that is set to deliver new breakthroughs in image deblurring and high frame rate slow motion video on mobile phones. OPPO devices, including the OPPO Find X7 Ultra, and innovative features, including the new AI Eraser, are also being showcased at MWC 2024. BARCELONA, SPAIN - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 February 2024 - Leading global technology company OPPO today unveiled a prototype for its new generation of assisted reality glasses, OPPO Air Glass 3, at MWC 2024. OPPO Air Glass 3 can access OPPO's AndesGPT model via a smartphone, providing a new burdenless AI experience. Ahead of the event, OPPO also announced the establishment of the OPPO AI Center and released the OPPO AI Smartphone White Paper, marking a new era in which Smartphones transition to AI Smartphones. At this year's MWC, OPPO has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and startup AlpsenTek to introduce a new AI Motion algorithm based on Hybrid Vision Sensing (HVS) technology, bringing added clarity to photography and videography of high-speed moving objects. Further to this, OPPO is showcasing a range of products with partners, including Google, Qualcomm Technologies, and MediaTek, and has announced that OPPO smartphone users will soon be able to connect their phones to Microsoft Copilot. reflecting OPPO's commitment to exploring enhanced technological experiences in collaboration with partners across the industry.

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New Perth-Johannesburg direct route opens a myriad of African experiences for Australian travellers

The non-stop three times a week flight takes-off from Johannesburg on 28 April 2024 and has seen a keen uptake of seats particularly in the economy classJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - EQS Newswire - 27 February 2024 - Gauteng, South Africa's economic hub and gateway to Africa, is preparing to give travellers aboard the inaugural SAA flight from Perth to Johannesburg, a traditional wet welcome when it lands at O.R. Tambo International Airport at the end of April 2024. The non-stop three times a week flight takes-off from Johannesburg on 28 April 2024 and has seen a keen uptake of seats particularly in the economy class. "We are really excited that this flight has recommended after a three-year hiatus. The route provides an easier and direct passage for both leisure and business travellers and promotes trade and cultural exchange between South Africa and Australia," said Ms Sthembiso Dlamini, CEO Gauteng Tourism Authority. This is the second interoceanic route to be reopened following the launch of the Sao Paulo, Brazil route in October 2023 and provides an alternative itinerary for those travelling to South America with flights available to Sao Paulo, from either Johannesburg or Cape Town with South African Airways. The reopening of the Johannesburg to Perth direct route is about connecting two cities and bridging diverse cultures and experiences. It gives Australian travellers easier access to the rich tapestry of experiences that Gauteng offers – from its vibrant urban lifestyle to its stunning natural landscapes. It is an invitation to explore the #GPLifestyle - a unique blend of adventure, culture, and gastronomy that the province is renowned for. Get back to mankind's roots with a visit to Mrs Pless at the Cradle of Humankind, explore the caves where early man lived; visit Soweto, the hometown of two South African World leaders, Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu, soak up the atmosphere, meet the people, and taste local cuisine and feel the vibe. T ......read more

Soft Space First In The World To Deploy Live MPoC-Certified Solution

Awarded by PCI SSC, Soft Space’s FasstapTM is the first MPoC-certified SoftPOS solution in the market that supports secure PIN entry.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 February 2024 - Soft Space Sdn. Bhd. (“Soft Space”), the world’s leading fintech-as-a-service (FaaS) provider, today announced that its innovative SoftPOS solution, FasstapTM, is the first in the world to receive the Mobile Payment Commercial Off-the-Shelf (MPoC) Solution Provider certification, awarded by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).

Fasstap in action
As a result of this, Fass Payment Solution Sdn Bhd (“Fasspay”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Soft Space, is the first acquirer in the world to deploy a live MPoC-certified SoftPOS solution. FasstapTM was the first SoftPOS solution in the market to support secure PIN authentication and has been certified by Payments Network Malaysia Sdn. Bhd (PayNet) since October 2018 and subsequently with Visa in July 2019. The MPoC certification, given by the de facto authoritative payment standards body, is the most complete PCI SSC certification for SoftPOS solution to date, one that will allow Soft Space to launch a live end-to-end SoftPOS solution in any market globally. This complete certification differs from partial certification of components such as MPoC Software/Attestation and Monitoring. Solution providers that only have partial certifications will still require end-to-end certification to launch a complete live solution. The complete certification covers all of MPoC’s domains from frontend to backend. “Despite some solution providers having announce ......read more

TO YOU, CECI 1938 The famous Lambrusco from Cantine Ceci, now available in a blackboard-bottle, a creative space customers can customise with their own words and drawings

TORRILE, ITALY - EQS Newswire - 27 February 2024 - The CECI 1938 winery gives customer imagination free rein with a unique concept for the brand's most iconic Lambrusco.

TO YOU is presented in an opaque black glass bottle that works like a blackboard, a blank canvas on which customers can write or draw. The bottle comes with two white chalks and a typical rolled felt "board rubber". The metallic copper-coloured cap cover featuring the CECI 1938 logo adds a touch of glamour. The bottle is closed with a crown cap. A wine that can carry a message, a declaration of love or a cheerful greeting, with chalk and a board rubber just like in the "good old days". A wine designed to be a highly meaningful gift, because all that is not given is lost. The convivial, youthful spirit of the lifestyle championed by CECI 1938 reaches its peak with TO YOU, combining the pleasure of fresh, lively Lambrusco with the opportunity for customers to express themselves on its bottle. TO YOU presents a wine with a social soul, a Lambrusco that expresses joie de vivre through its energetic red bubbles. A wine to enjoy in company, a wine to share on any occasion, whether it's a lunch, dinner or pre-dinner drink. A wine that serves as a centrepiece for anniversaries and special occasions. TO YOU is a ruby-red Lambrusco with a deep, intense bouquet of red fruits and spicy notes as well as hits of floral violet. It has a fresh, fruity, complex flavour. TO YOU is available in a 0.75 litre bottle. Images available at this link: https://we.tl/t-iSo8n3MFB3 Hashtag: #TOYOU #CECI1938The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.CECI 1938Cantine CECI 1938, an international winery for over 80 years, brings the passion of Italian tradition to the world, together with a forward- ......read more

The National Anti-Corruption Commission Thailand proceeds to anti-bribery through ISO 37001 amidst digital age

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 February 2024 - The Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) as the main agency for the prevention and suppression of corruption in Thailand, announced to seriously adopt ISO 37001 in tackling corruption, involving giving and receiving bribes in the current digitalization era. The NACC indicated that bribery problems are a serious threat and impact every nation around the world. It disrupts economic systems and creates challenges and obstacles for numerous nations. According to the World Bank, bribery accounts for as much as US$1 trillion annually, which is equivalent to 3% of the global GDP. As such, the ISO is both, an independent organization and a non-governmental international organization, whose mission is to establish international standards, therefore ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System or ABMS has been developed by ISO. ISO 37001 is the international standard for a management system designed to prevent the giving and receiving of bribes. This anti-corruption management guideline is applicable to all types or sizes of organizations, including those in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Each country can use it as guidance to adopt and voluntarily implement these standards domestically. The ISO 37001 is internationally recognized as an instrument for corporate compliance programs and as a powerful internal control measure to prevent bribery of juristic persons. Many countries have implemented domestic regulations to incentivize and promote the adoption of ISO 37001 in both the private and public sectors. The NACC has amended the Organic Act on Anti-Corruption, B.E. 2561 (2018) by including a provision that imposes criminal penalties for juristic person instances of bribery. This amendment has studied best practices from foreign countries and studied or adopted the principle of ISO 37001 into consideration in drafting Section 176 of the act as well, resulting in consistency w ......read more

HKSTP I&T Career Expo to Provide Over 3,000 Job Openings to Global Talent and Upskill Them with Generative AI Technology

Harnesses top tech trends to help talent navigate the fast-evolving workplace and drive success of the I&T ecosystem HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is organising its annual Innovation and Technology (I&T) Career Expo on 8 March 2024 under the theme of "Talent Power Up", offering talent with both tech and non-tech background a full day experience ranging from instant job matching, Generative AI workshops to leading tech enterprise showcases. The Career Expo will connect job seekers with over 3,000 opportunities in the flourishing I&T ecosystem while empowering them to tackle changes and challenges brought by Generative AI.

Talent Power Up” I&T Career Expo 2024 will provide over 3,000 job openings and upskill talent with Generative AI technology.
More than 80 booths of Park companies from strategic industries including micro-electronics, AI & data, biotechnology and green tech, among others, will present a variety of openings for talent from all disciplines. Designated 1-on-1 interview zones and a "Power Hub" will be set up to expedite job matching and networking with innovators and startup founders. Strategic partners and tech gurus are coming together in hosting a series of events around Science Park. In a workshop organised by LinkedIn, experts will unravel the secret of resumes most picked by employers based on the platform's algorithm and database. Leading multinational AI companies and HKSTP profe ......read more

VinFuture announces the prize council for the 2024 season

HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - The VinFuture Foundation has officially announced the list of distinguished members for the 2024 VinFuture Prize Council. Comprising 11 renowned scientists recognized for their remarkable contributions to humanity, this year's Council welcomes three exceptional additions who have previously received prestigious accolades in the fields of solar batteries, plant biology, and atmospheric chemistry. Complete list of the 2024 VinFuture Prize Council members: – Chair of the Prize Council: Professor Sir Richard Henry Friend, FRS – University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2010 Millennium Technology Prize. – Professor Pascale Cossart – Pasteur Institute, Paris, France. – Professor Chi Van Dang – Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Johns Hopkins University, United States. – Professor Soumitra Dutta – University of Oxford, United Kingdom. – Professor Martin Andrew Green – University of New South Wales, Australia, 2022 Millennium Technology Prize, 2023 VinFuture Grand Prize. – Professor Xuedong David Huang – Zoom Video Communications, United States. – Professor Daniel Merson Kammen – University of California, Berkeley, United States. – Professor Sir Konstantin (Kostya) S. Novoselov, FRS – University of Manchester, United Kingdom and National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. – Professor Pamela Christine Ronald – University of California, Davis, United States, 2022 Wolf Prize in Agriculture & VinFuture Special Prize. – Professor Susan Solomon – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, 2009 Volvo Environmental Prize, 2023 VinFuture Special Prize. – Professor Leslie Gabriel Valiant, FRS – Harvard University, United States, 2010 A.M. Turing Award. The members of the 2024 Prize Council are all excellent, renowned scientists, and most have accompanied VinFuture through many impressive seasons. This year, the Council welcomes three new members: ......read more

SUN.io Partners with HTX DAO, Adding Approximately $100M to HTX/TRX Liquidity

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - On February 25, SUN.io, the largest DeFi platform in the TRON ecosystem, announced a strategic partnership with HTX DAO. As stated by SUN.io, this alliance is set to increase its total value locked (TVL) by an extra $100 million, enhancing its capacity to leverage blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. This advancement will enable the provision of accessible, secure, and flexible decentralized financial services to 8 billion people worldwide, fueling TRON's vision of building a metaverse free port for Web3. Justin Sun, founder of TRON and a member of the HTX Global Advisory Board, shared on social media that this partnership will significantly boost the vitality and growth momentum of SUN and HTX DAO. It is estimated that through this partnership, HTX DAO will contribute 50% of its quarterly liquidity donations received to the HTX-TRX Liquidity Pool (LP), with a minimum of 80% allocated to SUN.io. Based on projected revenues of the HTX exchange for 2022 and 2023, this year, HTX DAO will add at least $100 million in liquidity to the total value locked on SUN.io, representing over 20% of SUN.io's total TVL. As a token of appreciation to HTX holders, SUN.io is launching various campaigns allowing participants the ability to receive SUN tokens proportionate to their HTX holdings (token value cap subject to actual LP contributions), enabling them to engage with the SUN platform governance. During the campaign, HTX users who wish to opt out of the campaign can return the SUN tokens they hold. Additionally, SUN.io will introduce a variety of initiatives, including fee reductions, listing of new trading pairs, and supplying free Energy, to continuously support HTX DAO and HTX holders. SUN.io stands out as the first platform on TRON to integrate stablecoin swap, yield farming, and self-governance. It also supports the trading of authorized digital currencies of Dominica. As of February 25, SUN.io's total ......read more

The Global Selection of "Hainan Tourism and Cultural Excellence TOP 10" Now Opens

HAIKOU, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - On 23rd February, the Hainan Free Trade Port, located in the south of China, officially launched the global selection of "Hainan Tourism and Cultural Excellence TOP10". The initiative aims to showcase the excellence of Hainan's tourism and share the story of China's holiday paradise with a global audience.

The coastline scenery of Sanya, a famous tourist city in Hainan
Hainan's visa-free entry expanded to 59 countries at the beginning of this month. The policy has drawn global attention as it opens opportunities for business and trade, visit, family visit, medical care, conference and exhibition, and sports competition in addition to tourism. Launched by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province, this initiative will highlight various themes such as Coastal Scenic Highway, marine tourism, duty-free shopping, recreation and health tourism, rural tourism, rainforest tourism, intangible cultural heritage tourism, and more. It hopes to gradually showcase Hainan's captivating sceneries, tourism and cultural attractions, and high-quality tourism and cultural products to all the Internet users across the globe, offering more choices and experiences to tourists worldwide, leaving them with lasting memories of Hainan and a deep appreciation for the island. It will be featured on many Facebook pages, including "China Xinhua News," "Xinhua Culture&Travel," and "Show Me China". Each month, a series of Hainan's distinctive tourism and cultural attractions, new products ......read more

VinBrain welcomes new board and advisory board members, Dr. Gregory Moore, and Jonathan T. Fried

Leaders in Healthcare Technology, AI and Governance Join VinBrain’s RanksHANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - VinBrain, a pioneering AI HealthTech company based in Vietnam, today announced the latest additions to its board leadership. Dr Gregory Moore, MD, PhD and Jonathan T. Fried to its Board of Directors and Advisory Board, respectively, effective immediately. Dr Moore and Mr Fried together bring a wealth of expertise in healthcare, AI, technology, and corporate governance and will offer strategic direction as VinBrain continues to lead and scale innovation of healthcare delivery. Dr Moore is renowned for his groundbreaking work in healthcare technology. With a distinguished career that includes global senior executive leadership roles at Microsoft and Google, he has been instrumental in driving forward the application of AI within healthcare and life sciences. His tenure as Corporate Vice President at Microsoft saw him spearhead global AI and data initiatives in health and life sciences, while at Google he was Vice President and founder of Google Cloud Health and Life Sciences. He is an experienced public company board director and also continues to contribute his knowledge as an Associate Fellow at Stanford University's Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine & Imaging. Dr Moore's multifaceted expertise uniquely positions him at the intersection of healthcare innovation and corporate leadership. His cross-disciplinary knowledge in engineering and neuroscience, combined with his clinical acumen as a board-certified physician in diagnostic radiology, neuroradiology and clinical informatics, has significantly influenced the adoption of advanced cloud-based technologies in healthcare systems and life sciences companies globally and the integration of cutting-edge AI solutions into medical practice. "I look forward to leaning in with Steven and the VinBrain team on their strategy for creating global access to medical ima ......read more

VinFast officially breaks ground on its integrated electric vehicle facility in India

THOOTHUKUDI, TAMIL NADU - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - VinFast, Vietnam's leading electric vehicle manufacturer, officially broke ground on its first integrated electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing facility in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. This landmark project, creating employment opportunities for approximately 3,500 local residents, affirms VinFast's commitment to global green transportation.

The groundbreaking ceremony was graced by Thiru M. K. Stalin, Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu; Thiru Dr. T. R. B. Rajaa, Honorable Minister for Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu; Thiru V. Arun Roy IAS, Industries Secretary, Member of Parliament – Thoothukudi constituency; Ministers of state, MLAs (Members of Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu), senior representatives from the State government and the VinFast India leadership team.
Spanning 400 acres within the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) industrial estate, the electric vehicle facility boasts a total initial investment of $500 million over 5 years, with a projected capacity of 150,000 vehicles annually. This will create jobs for 3,000 to 3,500 local residents. While strengthening partnerships with world-leading suppliers, VinFast also plans to promote localization, contributing positively to local economic growth. Mr. Pham Sanh Chau, CEO of VinFast India, commented on this historic milestone, stating: "VinFast's groundbrea ......read more

Advancing Healthcare Access: ScreenHer initiative in Pakistan close to reaching milestone of 20,000 diabetes screenings in 70 clinics

A collaboration between Roche Diabetes Care and social enterprise Greenstar Social Marketing, ScreenHer seeks to improve women’s access to diabetes care KARACHI, PAKISTAN - Media Outreach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - Roche Diabetes Care Pakistan (Roche) and social enterprise Greenstar Social Marketing (Guarantee) Limited (Greenstar) are pleased to announce a significant milestone for the ScreenHer initiative, which enables women in the rural and peri-urban areas to access diabetes risk assessment, education, and testing that would otherwise be difficult to obtain. Across 70 clinics in six major cities, nearly 20,000 screenings have been conducted.

Pakistan is reported to be among the top three countries with the highest age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes in the world as of 2021[1]. In Pakistan, 1 in 4 or approximately 33 million adults have this life-threatening chronic condition[2]. More importantly, the majority of the diabetes population are undiagnosed and 400,000 people have lost their lives to diabetes complications in 2021 alone[3]. Women in particular, are more vulnerable due to various socioeconomic reasons that limit their knowledge and access to healthcare services. More than half of women in APAC have little to no knowledge of diagnostic methods[4], resulting in lower engagement and eventually lower screening rates. The ScreenHer initiative is a partnership between Roche and Greenstar that combines a wide-reaching network for Greenstar clinics and Roche's knowledge and expertise to reach more than one million women over a period of three years. Under ScreenHer, clinics or diabetes wellbeing centres provide end-to-end screening, diagnosis, an ......read more

Unveiling the Charm of Seoul: Sneak Peek into Travelodge Myeongdong Namsan

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - Travelodge Hotels Asia is proud to unveil the latest addition to its portfolio in Seoul: Travelodge Myeongdong Namsan. Set to officially open on 15th April 2024, this new property joins the existing properties of Travelodge Myeongdong Euljiro, Travelodge Myeongdong City Hall, and Travelodge Dongdaemun, thereby strengthening the brand's presence in Seoul's hospitality market. Situated in the lively district of Myeongdong, Travelodge Myeongdong Namsan is committed to offering guests unparalleled comfort and convenience in one of the city's most dynamic neighbourhoods.

A Glimpse into Comfort and Unmatched Value Travelodge Myeongdong Namsan will feature a variety of room types, catering to different preferences and needs. From solo adventurers and couples to groups of friends and families, there will be a comfortable space for everyone. Guests can also look forward to the hotel's signature brand hallmarks, offering everything from cozy beds and high-speed Wi-Fi to attentive service and a modern gym, ensuring a stay that is both comfortable and convenient. In anticipation of the grand opening, Travelodge Myeongdong Namsan is thrilled to unveil a special pre-opening offer for Travelodge Cashback members, allowing them to book their stay for an unparalleled rate of just KRW96,000. This special rate is a unique chance for early birds to immerse themselves in the newest addition to Seoul's vibrant hospitality offerings at remarkable value. Building on this exclusive offer, Travelodge Cashback programme offers even more benefits for the members. Upon booking at the special rate, members are immediately eligible to earn up to 5% cashback credits, enhancing the value of their stay further. Additio ......read more

Lifeline Cleaning Empowers Lighthouse School Through Free Disinfection Services

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - Lifeline Cleaning, a commercial cleaning service provider in Singapore, will be offering free disinfection services to Lighthouse School Toa Payoh to provide students with a safe and hygienic learning environment where they can thrive. Lifeline Cleaning has always acknowledged the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, and has had past initiatives directed towards benefiting the elderly and visually impaired. The latest CSR programme is set to commence in March, going beyond disinfecting schools to create awareness for a lesser-known group of beneficiaries—the hard of hearing, visually impaired, and Autism student community.

The choice of the Lighthouse School as the focal point stems from the need to highlight the challenges faced by the aforementioned students. Although often neglected by society, these children never fail to work hard to live a purposeful life themselves. Just like any other child, they too, deserve an environment conducive to learning. Lifeline aims to make a meaningful difference in their lives, strengthening their resilience and ensuring they receive the care and attention they rightfully deserve. What is Included in the CSR Project? In hopes of providing favourable conditions for learning, and inspiring the public to extend their support, Lifeline Cleaning has planned a series of CSR projects targeted at helping students suffering from vision impairment, hearing loss, and Autism. With a profound desire to protect the students from potential health risks, the recent surge in COVID cases in December prompted Lifeline to take immediate action through cleaning services. This upcoming project will ......read more

Exness celebrates global recognition as a Best Place to Work in 2024

LONDON, UK - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - Exness, the largest retail broker in the world by trading volume, has been honored with a Best Place to Work certificate for 2024, thanks to its outstanding work environment and high employee satisfaction levels. This global recognition is a crowning achievement following three consecutive years of obtaining the certificate in Cyprus, from 2021 until 2023. The awarded certificate is based on a rigorous evaluation focusing on a multi-disciplinary range of criteria such as leadership, growth, opportunities, and HR practices. Exness aced various key areas, including career progression, culture of engagement, and talent strategy, with 97% of employees acknowledging it as an exceptional employer. 91% of respondents also expressed a likelihood to recommend Exness as an employer of choice. Testimonials from employees highlight Exness's unique culture, emphasizing its employees' well-being and job satisfaction. "The company always thrives on providing better work and life quality," a survey respondent expressed. At the same time, another commented that at Exness, "fairness and equality are paramount." "It's a team that values collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity" and a "supportive culture that sets it apart." Exness' commitment to continuous learning, personalized development plans, and opportunities for advancement empowers employees to achieve excellence. Moreover, Exness' comprehensive benefits package, including company cars (for over 1000 Cyprus employees), in-house gyms, corporate doctors, and a flexible work model, establishes its status as a leading employer. Fuad Karimov, Exness Chief People Officer, remarked, "This global acknowledgment from a world-reputed program such as Best Places to Work is a stamp of approval for every strategic decision we make to create a nurturing and dynamic work environment. We truly understand the importance of investing in our people, as they are the cornerst ......read more

The National Anti-Corruption Commission Thailand Alerts Investors to Risks of Gratuity Offerings as Potential Bribery

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 26 February 2024 - The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has issued a formal advisory to both local and international investors regarding the practice of offering gratuities to government officials, which may constitute bribery and is subject to legal penalties under the latest anti-corruption regulations. The NACC's Secretary-General, Mr. Niwatchai Kasemmongkol, emphasized that the regulatory framework established in 2020 includes criminal penalties for such offenses. According to Section 128 of the regulation, any public official accepting a bribe could face up to three years of imprisonment, a fine not exceeding 60,000 baht or both. In efforts to uphold ethical conduct, the NACC has notified all parties of the Code of Ethics which governs the reception of gifts or benefits by government officials. The code aims to prevent the masking of bribes as gratuities, a practice that is identified as a seedbed for bribery and corruption, posing significant hurdles to national development and contravening legal standards. This warning aligns with the stance of Transparency International (TI), which categorizes bribery as a form of corruption that must be eradicated. TI describes gratuities as promises of money or other advantages to officials or organizations as a quid pro quo for favorable treatment. Mr. Niwatchai acknowledged that the challenge of gratuities is not unique to Thailand but is also prevalent in other developing nations where such practices have traditionally been used to repay favors or cultivate relationships, potentially leading to corruption within the government sector. However, the NACC clarifies that certain exceptions exist where the receipt of gifts or benefits by officials is permissible, provided it adheres to the ethical criteria and limits set by the NACC. These exceptions include salaries, allowances, dividends, and customary gifts of nominal value given on special occasions. In ......read more

222 Asia Pacific’s Brightest Startups Battled for 20 Semi-finalist Quotas in Singapore for HKSTP Elevator Pitch

X0PA AI Opens New Centre of Excellence in Singapore to Drive Innovation in Artificial Intelligence, Engineering and Automation

The centre will focus on developing and delivering innovative technology solutions to its clients across various industries, as well as exploring and creating new possibilities for the futureSINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 February 2024 - X0PA AI, a leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions for talent acquisition, announced today the opening of its new centre of excellence in Singapore. The centre will serve as a hub for research and development, as well as a platform for delivering innovative solutions to its clients across various industries. "We are excited to launch our new centre of excellence in Singapore, which reflects our commitment and vision to be a global leader and innovator in artificial intelligence, engineering and automation. The centre will enable us to develop forward-thinking solutions and innovations that address the current and future needs of the market, as well as to attract and retain top talent and foster a culture of collaboration and excellence," said Nina Alag Suri, Founder and CEO of X0PA AI. The centre will also leverage X0PA AI's partnerships with leading technology companies such as Microsoft, OpenAI and SAP, as well as its strong network of public sector organisations, academic institutions, and industry associations, to advance the state of the art in artificial intelligence, engineering, and automation. X0PA AI has a proven record of accomplishment of delivering high-quality and high-value solutions to its clients, ranging from government agencies, universities and schools to multinational corporations and SMEs. "Singapore is a strategic location and a vibrant ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship, and we are proud to be part of it. We look forward to collaborating with our partners and stakeholders to create positive social and economic impact through the application of artificial intelligence, engineering and automation to various domains and sectors," said Prashanth Sundaraman, Regional Head ......read more

OPPO's Journey to Ultimate Smoothness: The Tech Powering ColorOS 14's Trinity Engine, Smart Features, and the Future of AI Integration

SHENZHEN, CHINA - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 February 2024 - Over the past ten years, OPPO has been working to perfect the balance between rapid responsiveness, rock-steady stability, and silky smoothness with each iteration of ColorOS. On the newly launched ColorOS 14, OPPO has included a series of upgraded features designed for users to enjoy a real sense of fluency and efficiency by delivering consistent and fluid operations across all types of applications and scenarios. By constantly finding new ways to blend the best hardware with the most comprehensive and in-depth optimization of the underlying software, OPPO has elevated the concept of smoothness, and even entire perceptions of performance on Android smartphones, to ensure seamless user experiences in any situation. 'Visible' and 'invisible' smoothness One of OPPO's first breakthroughs in delivering the ultimate smooth user experience came with the release of UI First in early 2020. By prioritizing active applications, UI First prevents background applications from over consuming system resources causing the drag down towards the overall performance. The result is a significant reduction in noticeable lag and the enhancement of "visible smoothness." However, as computing resources were directed into supporting active applications, apps running in the background were being starved of resources and effectively killed. This in turn caused delays when switching between those apps. Meanwhile, The widespread adoption of 5G increased the consumption of high-data media, entering the so-called "rich media" era, has placed additional processing pressure on the system. To address this 'invisible' smoothness issues, OPPO began optimizing ColorOS for better temperature control, stable battery life, and a more continuous and uninterrupted experience. OPPO's chip engineers have conducted enormous volumes of in-depth analysis into the computing power distribution of each task on different processing units on t ......read more

The Greater Bay Area International Sports Business Summit Kicks Off at Galaxy International Convention Center in Macau

Sets a Stage for an International Sports Event in the Greater Bay AreaMACAU SAR - EQS Newswire - 23 February 2024 - The inaugural Greater Bay Area International Sports Business Summit officially kicked off today at the Galaxy International Convention Center (GICC) in Macau. The Summit is co-hosted by Realeague, Lanxiong Sports, and Macau Pass, organized by Modern Sports, sponsored by Galaxy International Convention Center, and supported by Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government and Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute. As the first major sports business summit in the year of the Dragon, the summit sets the stage for a long-waited international sports business occasion, bringing together industry leaders in the world of sports to envision the future of sports business.

The summit was inaugurated by Mr. Vincent U, Representative of the Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, President of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Mr. Wan Sucheng, Director of the Department of Publicity and Culture of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macau SAR, Mr. Cui Jian, Head of the Sports Bureau of Guangdong Province, Mr. Pun Weng Kun, President of the Sports Bureau of Macau SAR, Mr. Jay Li, Co-Chair of the GBA International Sports Business Summit Organizing Committee, and Mr. Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group. Mr. Vincent U, Representative of the Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, President of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, said in his remarks, "GBA International Sports Business Summit" is the first of its kind in Macau, aligning with the city's strategy ......read more

Global Law Enforcers Seek Trend Micro's Help in Taking Down Top Ransomware Threat Group LockBit

Trend helps shield the world from an unreleased ransomware attack and delivers advanced protection to customersHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 February 2024 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) a global cybersecurity leader, today revealed its critical role in helping global law enforcement partners disrupt mega-ransomware group LockBit, and kill the viability of its long-term malware plans. Through undercover infiltration, Trend helped prevent the release of the group's next malware products and automatically installed protection for Trend Micro customers, even before the group themselves had finished testing. Robert McArdle, a leader in Trend Micro's cybercrime research team and collaborator with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and National Crime Agency (NCA), said: "We are honored that our threat intelligence is uniquely valuable to global law enforcement in the shared mission to make the world safer." This group was responsible for about 25 percent* of all ransomware leaks in 2023 and caused billions of dollars in losses for thousands of global victims over the past four years. McArdle continued, "Last week Trend secured global Microsoft users from a critical vulnerability and this week we were a part of dethroning the most critical threat actor group in the world. Now, insiders aren't naïve enough to assume this will eliminate the crime group, but we know that no sane criminal would want to be involved with this group again." Details from behind the scenes are unfolding and include cryptocurrency seizure, arrests, indictments, imposing sanctions and additional technical support for victims. The operation took over LockBit's leak site, disclosing information and personal identities of group members and details of their previous works. These actions essentially make the group unwelcome and untrusted in the cybercrime world—and therefore unviable as an underground business. Ransomware is one of the most serious cyb ......read more

Tarisland Joins Forces with Renowned Composer Russell Brower for Grammy-Worthy Epic Music

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA / MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 February 2024 - Tarisland, a dual-platform MMORPG situated in a Western fantasy world, is being meticulously developed by a team dedicated to crafting a stunning and expansive world for a multitude of players. Alongside ongoing enhancements in gameplay and artistic elements, the inclusion of immersive game music is a crucial aspect in the creation of this extraordinary open world.

Tarisland Joins Forces with Renowned Composer Russell Brower for Grammy-Worthy Epic Music
Tencent, the game's producer, has brought on board Russell Brower, a three-time Emmy Award winner, to enhance Tarisland's soundtrack, ensuring a first-class audio-visual experience for players. Chief Maestro Leads the Creation of an Immersive Soundscape Over time, some timeless movies and video games may fade from our collective memory. Yet, the power of a familiar melody can deeply touch our emotions. Russell Brower, known for his work on Warcraft, StarCraft, and Overwatch, has produced timeless music tracks such as "Lament of the Highborne" and "Grizzly Hills." Captivated by Tarisland's fantasy world, Russell Brower's inspiration and dedication have become its musical foundation. His musical creations now serve as a backdrop to accompany players on their heroic adventures and vibrant journeys across the continent of Taris. Russell Brower aims to guide the player's aural experience through music, depicting the intricate historical and cultural nuances within each area of the game. To acco ......read more

OOm Launches Digital Tech Academy to Empower Learners Through Knowledge

SINGAPORE - Media Outreach Newswire - 23 February 2024 - OOm, an award-winning digital marketing agency in Singapore with 17 years of experience, proudly announces the launch of the Academy. It is a training centre set to transform individuals and businesses through lifelong learning, providing education tailored for adults.

Group photo at the grand opening of OOm Academy
Establishing Excellence Since 2006 Founded in 2006, OOm has emerged as a trailblazer and is recognised as a Premier Google Partner and Meta Business Partner, standing in the top 3% of Google Partners in Singapore. As one of Singapore’s Fastest Growing Companies, the agency has consistently delivered effective digital marketing solutions to businesses of all sizes, ranging from SMEs to MNCs. Now, with the inauguration of the Academy, OOm is set to expand its wealth of expertise with the commitment to lead in adult education, as well as train and equip individuals and businesses with workforce-ready skill sets. Shaping Tomorrow, Today The Academy is committed to meeting the escalating demand for lifelong learning by providing individuals and businesses with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the dynamic working world. As an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), OOm offers a range of Workforce Skills Qualifications-certified (WSQ) courses that have been vetted by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and designed to equip learners with practical, transferable and in-demand skills. Learners can choose OOm with confidence, knowing that they have earned the esteemed status of an ATO after meeting the stringent stan ......read more

ATD Solution Set to Launch All-New Upskilling and Reskilling Programme on 29 February for Aspiring Enterprise Architects

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 February 2024 - In the fast-paced landscape of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in Singapore, the wave of digital transformation is reshaping industries at an unprecedented rate. More and more companies are embracing technologies such as AI, cloud computing, and data analytics, highlighting the need for skilled professionals who can navigate and drive these transformations. In direct response to this pressing need, ATD Solution, a consulting firm specialising in Digital Enterprise Architecture (EA), proudly unveils its innovative Upskilling and Reskilling Programme. Scheduled to launch on 29 February 2024, this initiative is designed for individuals seeking a career upgrade or transition into the role of a Certified Enterprise Architect.

ATD Solution’s New Upskilling and Reskilling Programme for Aspiring Enterprise Architects
Navigating the Digital Era: Overcoming Challenges in Enterprise Digital Transformation Businesses are now acutely aware of the role that digital transformation plays in their survival and success. As such, staying competitive and achieving organisational goals are intricately linked to the ability to adapt, innovate, and harness the power of digital technologies. But while these transformations hold the promise of substantial benefits, organisations often encounter challenges that can impede their progress. These challenges that are faced by enterprises embarking on their digital transformation journey include: 1. People Mismatched Skil ......read more

Octa - Safety comes first: 4 reasons to invest with a global broker

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 23 February 2024 - In search of a consistent source of supplementary income, many ambitious investors opt for trading Forex and CFDs (contracts for difference), which offer quick potential returns and a low entry threshold. But choosing a secure financial platform with a wide range of tradable assets and secure withdrawal of funds remains a problem. The current investing landscape is highly diversified, and the number of brokerage houses available to traders is larger than ever. Another point to consider when opening a Forex account is the safety of your funds and personal data. Here, we offer some valid reasons why it’s a good idea to trade with a globally recognized Forex broker.

While the conservative wealth management options offer modest interest rates barely sufficient to outpace the inflation, people in Southeast Asia tend to look for more profitable approaches such as investing. A transparent, dynamic, and legitimate way to protect and multiply personal funds, retail investing is especially attractive due to its low entry threshold and high control over personal capital. Choosing between a wide variety of available options, ambitious investors who have to make do with limited resources opt for contracts for difference (CFDs) and Forex market trading. But before this journey starts, it's important to take the first—and one of the most crucial—steps towards your future financial goals: choosing a reliable broker. Here, our experts at Octa, an investment platform that operates in over 180 countries, put forward four arguments why choosing a globally recognisable Forex broker will help you build a solid foundation for a successful trading experience. 1. Advanced security capabilities The fear of ......read more

Classy Kiss and Uni-China Group Enter into Strategic Cooperation Team Up to Venture into the Yogurt Product Market in Hong Kong

The first three products are now available at more than 1,000 points of sales in Hong KongHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - Classy Kiss, the number one yogurt brand in Southern China, has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Uni-China Group, under which Uni-China Group will serve as Classy Kiss's sole distributor in Hong Kong to launch Classy Kiss's yogurt products in the Hong Kong market. The signing and launch ceremony was held today. According to the cooperation agreement, Uni-China Group will introduce Classy Kiss's iconic products to local consumers through its retail network across Hong Kong and its high-end cold chain logistics distribution system. The first three products to be launched in the Hong Kong market, including "007 Probiotic Family Pack Yogurt (Original)", "One Hour After Meal", and "Natural Yogurt", are now available at designated retail outlets across the city, including ParknShop, Wellcome, U Select, Bao Dim Sin Seng, and FRESH, and will also be available at Circle K Convenience Stores and 7-Eleven at the end of February and March, respectively, totaling over 1,000 points of sales.

Classy Kiss, Uni-China and all artists
Classy Kiss is the number one yogurt brand in Southern China in terms of sales volume. It has been focusing on the research and development of low-temperature dairy products since its establishment 24 years ago. Classy Kiss's yogurt is made from top international strains fermented with high-quality fresh cow's milk, which meets EU standards. The products have been awarded ......read more

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Returns to Hong Kong After 8 Years Collaborates with Hip Shing Hong to Promote Global Sight-saving Efforts

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - Orbis, an international nonprofit dedicated to global blindness prevention for over 40 years, is pleased to announce the return of its iconic Flying Eye Hospital to Hong Kong after an eight-year hiatus. To express gratitude for the generous support from Hong Kong, Orbis, in collaboration with Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Company Limited (referred to as "Hip Shing Hong"), is hosting the "Orbis * Hip Shing Hong Flying Eye Hospital See Love Tour 2024" event. Orbis and Hip Shing Hong join forces in 2024 to launch their one-year partnership with the objectives to promote eye health awareness within the local community. Hip Shing Hong is the title sponsor of this event signifying the kickoff of the year-long partnership.

Mr. Derek Hodkey, CEO of Orbis and Mr. David M.H. Fong, BBS, JP, Managing Director of Hip Shing Hong (Holdings) Company Limited visited Flying Eye Hospital.
During the nine-day event, the public could take a look at the interior of the aircraft cabin, which has been transformed into a small-scale eye hospital equipped with a classroom, operating room, and recovery room for treating patients and teaching medical staff in developing countries. This tour would also offer visitors an opportunity to witness firsthand how Orbis transforms the lives of countless individuals with eye diseases. Provided 400,000+ trainings over the past 9 years Orbis has established 63 sight-saving programs in 11 countries globally throu ......read more

A Blooming Spectacle: The 20th Taiwan International Orchid Show and the 23rd World Orchid Conference will be held in Tainan, Taiwan

TAINAN, TAIWAN - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - The excitement is palpable as the 20th edition of the Taiwan International Orchid Show is set to bloom spectacularly alongside the 23rd World Orchid Conference. For the first time, this prestigious event will extend from the Taiwan Orchid Technology Park to the ICC TAINAN, forming an impressive exhibition layout of '5 Halls and 6 Zones'.

The 20th Taiwan International Orchid Show and the 23th World Orchid Conference
During the promotional press conference in Taipei, attendees were delighted by a slew of new attractions, including the enchanting 'Pink Orchidsaur', orchid-shaped egg pancakes, and the delightful 'Orchidsaur Family Dolls'. These creative and engaging elements promise an experience that is eye-catching, fun and flavorful. The event will be held in Tainan, Taiwan from February 24th to March 10th. The Orchidsaur, the two-story tall mascot, has already made a grand appearance in the main hall of Taipei Station. Artist Chen Pu's dinosaur-themed creation symbolizes that the ancient origins of orchids possibly date back to 65 million years ago, the era of dinosaurs. In addition to admiring the creatively designed installations, visitors can also savor the freshly baked egg pancakes. The organizing committee has specially created molds featuring the Orchidsaur, as well as many orchids, such as Oncidium, Phalaenopsis, Vanda, etc. The egg pancakes come in six shapes. Baked to a crispy exterior with soft interior, they're bursting with irresistible aroma, and their deliciousness is matched onl ......read more

Miyazaki City hit a homerun to the world, Welcoming International Visitors with Open Arms

MIYAZAKI, JAPAN - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - From the 24th to the 25th of this month in 2024, Miyazaki Prefecture will be the stage for a riveting international competition, featuring intense matchups among the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Taiwan's Rakuten Monkeys, and the Orix Buffaloes. Renowned for its wealth of natural resources, geographical splendor, and a culinary scene that reflects its rich culture, Miyazaki Prefecture has been a magnet for various international events, including the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament, the International Aoshima Pacific Marathon, and the World Senior Championship. While extending a warm welcome to globetrotters, the Miyazaki City Tourism Association, in collaboration with Japan Airlines Miyazaki Branch, is orchestrating a series of events to showcase Miyazaki Prefecture's intangible assets and foster new hubs for international camaraderie.

Miyazaki has earned acclaim as a sports tourism haven, serving as the preferred spring training grounds for professional baseball teams. Beyond the athletic pursuits, the region offers a kaleidoscope of water activities, golf courses, and hiking trails. Nestled in Kyushu, Miyazaki's "Aoshima" is a haven for surf enthusiasts. Visitors are not only treated to the thrill of extreme sports but also have the chance to indulge in the delectable local cuisine, including the melt-in-your-mouth Miyazaki beef, succulent seafood, and an array of fruits such as mangoes and "Hyuganatsu," accompanied by di stinctive local libations. In a bid to acquaint the world with Miyazaki, Miyazaki City, and Japan Airlines Miyazaki Branch are collaborating to host a cultural exchange lecture and an internat ......read more

Rakuten Kobo expands digital reading offering in Hong Kong and Taiwan with Kobo Plus, join all-you-can-read and listen subscription with HK$49 monthly

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - Leading digital reading retailer and publisher Rakuten Kobo announces the expansion of its Kobo Plus subscription service to Hong Kong and Taiwan, following its launch in European and American countries. Booklovers now only need to download the latest Kobo Books App on their smartphones or tablets to enjoy unlimited access to over 1.5 million e-books and over 150,000 audiobooks, enabling them to enjoy the pleasure of reading anytime, anywhere. Dive into a new field of interest Kobo offers over 1.5 million books, covering a wide range of genres including popular novels, essays, economics, magazines, comics, and more from around the world. The Kobo Plus catalogue is ever-growing, with more titles being added to the collection each month. Hong Kong booklovers can now conveniently access the Kobo Plus subscription service directly through the Kobo Books App for iOS or Android or Kobo eReaders to begin discovering new authors and genres. The Kobo Plus eBook and audiobook collection features a breadth of stories, including«??????»by ???,«???,???,???:?????.?????????»by ??? and "Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference" by Jane Burbank, Frederick Cooper. Book Recommendations Audiobook How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie "The Secret Sister" by M. M. DeLuca «??????»by ??? (Chinese Version only) «???,???,???:?????.?????????»by ???(Chinese Version only) «?????-???»by?.???Jane Austen (Chinese Version only) «???????:????????????!»by ??? (Chinese Version only) eBook ......read more

Anya Hindmarch’s Chubby Hearts Capture the Smile and Love of Hong Kong

ComplexCon and DIOR Fashion Show are the next big hits to soon arrive in townHONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - Love is in the air, literally, in Hong Kong. Chubby Hearts Hong Kong, curated and presented by the Hong Kong Design Centre, featuring a giant inflatable red heart designed by the award-winning British designer Anya Hindmarch, was launched in the city in February with great fanfare. As Anya Hindmarch's giant chubby heart balloons fly over Hong Kong, infused a positive atmosphere, they are also spreading love throughout the urban landscape.

Following hot on the heels of Louis Vuitton Men's Pre-Fall 2024 show at Hong Kong's Avenue of Stars, the city is introducing a stellar lineup of crowd-drawing world-class art and cultural events this year. These include the "Chubby Hearts Hong Kong", Dior's global unveil of the Dior Fall 2024 men's show, world-renowned pop culture convention "ComplexCon", and the centennial celebration of late Hong Kong literary icon Jin Yong. As part of "Chubby Hearts Hong Kong" event, giant inflatable red hearts are popping up across Hong Kong, filling the entire city with love and smiles. The Chubby Hearts project was conceived by Anya Hindmarch in 2018, and it swiftly became a global design sensation. This marks the first time that the Chubby Hearts project is being showcased outside London, UK. 'I am thrilled to be able to fly the Chubby Hearts over Hong Kong, one of my favourite cities in the world. I hope the installation brings a fun surprise to this vibrant, creative city, while spreading a little joy.' Hindmarch said. "Hong Kong has always felt like a second 'home' to me, as the site of my first store back in 1993 and as such it has a special place deep in my heart". Chubby Hearts Hong Kong has kicked off ......read more

APAC Nations Shine in Kearney’s 2023 Global Retail Development Index, Revealing Strategic Opportunities in Emerging Markets

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - In a year that has witnessed a reshuffle of emerging market potentials, global consultancy Kearney's 2023 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) captures the core of a retail landscape at a crossroads. The report, a bi-yearly survey of the most promising retail markets worldwide, underscores the agility and dynamism of retail economies adapting to a reshaped world. Asia Pacific (APAC) nations make a strong showing in global ranking While the obvious candidates – China and India – continue to show an enduring appeal to global investors due to their market size and rapid consumer base growth, a host of other compelling opportunities emerge among their Asia Pacific neighbors. Across the region, APAC countries have displayed remarkable retail growth trajectories, with five APAC nations (India, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Bangladesh) securing positions among the top 15 economies for retailers to prioritize establishing a presence in, based on the GRDI. In China, innovative technologies, experiential retail concepts and a highly digitized retail market continue to drive consumer spending. India's retail sector thrives from a large working population, rapid urbanization, and government initiatives like Digital India, propelling e-commerce and modern retail formats. Looking at emerging markets in Southeast Asia, Indonesia, for instance, benefits from a growing middle class, expanding infrastructure, and increasing urbanization, fostering a vibrant market for both traditional and modern retail players. Meanwhile, the Philippines and Cambodia demonstrate significant potential for catching up, fueled again by growing middle-class populations and urbanization, as well as favorable government policies attracting foreign investment. Bangladesh, as another notable example of an emerging market experiencing high growth in the retail sector, has been propelled by its strong ready-made garment export industry, ......read more

SonicWall Threat Data Exposes Depths of Cyberattacks; Propels the Need for Managed Service Providers (MSPs)

Overall attacks attempts climb (+20%), as threat actors diversify tactics - increase in attacks around the globe Ransomware intensifies through the year (+27% in 2H) peaking during the summer months (+37%) Total cryptojacking volume – spikes +659% globally IoT exploit (+15%) and encrypted threats (+117%) also on the rise SonicWall discovered 293,989 'never-before-seen' malware variants – 805 a day SINGAPORE - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - SonicWall today released the 2024 SonicWall Annual Cyber Threat Report, which exposes all types of cyber behaviors and trends from digital adversaries to help partners build data-driven solutions to keep customers safe. 2023 proved to be a year of volatile, adaptive and creative digital threats, as threat actors continue to be relentless in their assault, leaving organizations looking for another layer of defense. Organizations are increasingly turning to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to alleviate pressure on IT departments. Managed services have emerged as a game-changing solution, providing organizations with an additional human-layer of defense, addressing alert fatigue, and freeing up valuable resources and time for core business functions. "The SonicWall 2024 Threat Report reveals that the threat landscape continues to grow in complexity and depth as threat actors adopt new tactics and platforms," said SonicWall President and CEO Bob VanKirk. "It has become clear that conventional network security isn't enough. Security professionals need assistance to cope with the overwhelming volume of cyberattacks and protect from the endpoint to the cloud. Especially as the cloud becomes an indispensable reality for businesses, the role of MSPs is shifting from technical maintenance to raising the bar on their customers security posture." Overall attack numbers climbed (+20%) totaling more than 1 billion attempts compared to the same time as last year. Global c ......read more

IAQG Publishes First IA Standard Through Global Publishing Partner SAE International

Brussels, Belgium - News Direct - 22 February 2024 - The International Aerospace Quality Group® (IAQG) announced today the publication of the first International Aerospace (IA) standard, IA9137™: Guidance for the Application of AQAP 2110 within a 9100 Quality Management System. SAE International®, the organization's partner in developing international standards, has released IA9137 globally. This standard provides guidance intended to help an organization understand the relationship between Allied Quality Assurance Publication (AQAP) 2110 "NATO Quality Assurance Requirements for Design, Development and Production" and AS/EN/JISQ9100 "Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations." Through the IAQG/SAE Standards Development and Publications Agreement, the aerospace industry can turn to SAE or one of its many global resellers to purchase the IA9137, including new and/or newly revised 91xx series standards. As part of this agreement, SAE is publishing IA9137 simultaneously in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Eric Jefferies, the President of IAQG, explained that the purpose of this agreement was to simplify the development and publication process by utilizing a single, common workflow. "This approach enhances our speed to market while improving the management of global distribution. In addition to these benefits, we are witnessing the first standard to be published globally in multiple languages on the same day." "The publication of IA9137 is a testament to the long-standing relationship between IAQG and SAE – and the worldwide consensus we foster. Through this new process and the SAE StandardsWorks 2.0 platform, the truly global aerospace community is able to collaborate directly and efficiently on the standards which uphold quality across the industry," said David Alexander, senior director of aerospace standards at SAE International. For more information about IA9137: Guidance ......read more

CloudMile's Grand Opening of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Malaysia

Technology and collaboration-focused talent hub offers a skills development program that will benefit 300,000 Malaysians by 2026 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - CloudMile announces the grand opening of the CloudMile Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Malaysia which will be serving customers across Southeast Asia (S.E.A). The CoE, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the cloud industry, helps businesses of all sizes advance their digital competitiveness through upskilling programs for AI and cloud-first practices. The grand opening ceremony is the first in S.E.A. to feature all the latest market technology powered by Generative AI. Distinguished guests including Raymond Siva, Head of Digital Investment, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC); Phoebe Yeh, Representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia; Patrick Wee, Country Manager, Malaysia, Google Cloud; and Megawaty Khie, Director, Channels and Strategic Partnerships, Southeast Asia, Google Cloud, honored the opening ceremony with their presence and delivered insightful speeches, underlining the importance of digital transformation and innovation for Malaysia's economic growth. Through the launch of CoE, CloudMile showcased the real-world applications of Data, ESG, and Generative AI in a truly remarkable way during its grand opening. Through these captivating demonstrations, CloudMile not only empowers businesses but also enlightens the public about the enormous possibilities of harnessing the cloud, thereby expediting the journey toward digital transformation. Lester Leong, CloudMile Malaysia Country Manager stated: "With the establishment of the CoE, we are extending an invitation to a dynamic and vibrant community of thinkers, trailblazers, and visionaries. By joining forces, we are poised to unleash the boundless potential of technology, fostering a flourishing environment where collective achievements and advancements thrive." The CoE is expected t ......read more

Lee Kum Kee Joins the Celebration at Wellington’s Lunar New Year Festival

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - Media OutReach Newswire - 22 February 2024 - Lee Kum Kee, the authentic Asian sauce and condiment brand, is thrilled to have been part of a highly popular Lunar New Year Festival in Wellington, New Zealand. Held on 17-18 February at TSB Arena, the occasion brought together diverse communities in a vibrant display of cultural tradition. As a sponsor, Lee Kum Kee was delighted with the event's great success. The festival was graced by the presence of Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau, as guest of honour, along with distinguished guests including Members of Parliament Carlos Cheung, Nancy Lu and Greg O'Connor.

Greg O’Connor, Member of Parliament for Ohariu, Tory Whanau, Mayor of Wellington and Dodie Hung, Executive Vice President – Corporate Affairs of Lee Kum Kee picture at Lee Kum Kee booth.
Also captivating crowds were dragon dances, cultural displays and live performances. Lee Kum Kee shared its passion for authentic Asian cuisine by presenting a diverse range of sauce products at special show prices, encouraging visitors to take home the rich flavours of Asia. Adding to the excitement, the beloved Lee Kum Kee Panda posed for photos and gambolled among festival-goers.
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