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Jamie Piggott Appointed as Regional Partner (United Kingdom) to RacingLand

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Media OutReach - 26 June 2019 - RacingLand officially announced the appointment of Mr. Jamie Piggott as its regional partner in the United Kingdom. According to the appointment, Jamie will represent RacingLand's interests in the fields of horse training, trading and breeding business in the UK. Jamie Piggott Appointed as Regional Partner (United Kingdom) to RacingLand Jamie was born into a family that can trace its roots as jockeys and trainers back to the 18th century. Under the influence of his father, Mr. Lester Piggott, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest flat racing jockeys of all time, Jamie has spent his life involved in all aspects of the horse racing industry. Jamie has worked in many roles during his career with many of the greatest trainers in the world including Aiden O'Brien, Charlie Appleby, Gai Waterhouse, Wesley Ward, Roger Varian, Tony McEvoy, and William Haggas, who presently trains horses for Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.   "This appointment reflects not only the significant success that Jamie has made in the equine industry to date, but also the knowledge and experience that he brings from an array of other important roles in horse racing." said Alvin Lam, Managing Partner of RacingLand, "With his invaluable skills and solid connections in the local market, adding Jamie to the RacingLand team is a key step in the expansion of our horse business in the United Kingdom and EU countries."   "I'm delighted to be appointed as regional partner of RacingLand in the United Kingdom." said Jamie, "Asia is becoming the next globally-focused market with ever-increasing demand for high quality thoroughbreds. Having shared the same values with RacingLand, I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience to the improvements in the quality of horse racing in the Asia market, which horse lovers, the industry and wider stakeholders are calling for." By expanding their m ......read more

Etiqa introduces first-in-market online travel insurance to transit travellers in Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 June 2019 - Transit travellers in Singapore can now enjoy travel protection with the enhanced Tiq Travel Insurance by Etiqa. The digital-first insurer takes the lead to provide online travel insurance for foreigners on tourist visas, who can now purchase the plan conveniently when they are in Singapore if they plan to take return trip(s) from the island city.  In general, local travel insurers only provide plans that are meant to be used by those residing in the country. Recognising Singapore as a global business and tourism hub, Etiqa provides transit travellers the flexibility and convenience to stay protected when they make Singapore their travel base. This will largely benefit Visiting Friends and Relatives (VFR) travellers and those whom they are visiting. "When travellers come to Singapore to visit their friends and relatives who are working or studying here, they may have plans to travel together. We see the potential of VFR travel in Singapore, and wish to extend simple and convenient travel protection to all." said Sue Chi Kong, Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. As of June 2018, foreigners, permanent residents and new citizens make up over 40 per cent of the population in Singapore. Launched last December, Tiq Travel Insurance is designed to cater to changing travellers' demographics, travel style and party composition with features such as three-generation family plan and automated flight delay benefits upon three consecutive hours of delay, as opposed to industry's norm of minimum six hours' delay. At present, overseas visitors with travel plans that begin and end in Singapore can be covered under the Group, Family and Married Couple plans, as long as the Policyholder is a Singapore citizen, permanent resident of Singapore or foreigner residing in Singapore with a valid pass. For more information on the enhanced Tiq Travel Insurance, please visit: http://po.st/TiqTravelEnhanced Et ......read more

Sustainable Lifestyle Brand Lexngo, Launches ASEAN Operations In Singapore

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 June 2019 - Lexngo, the leading sustainable lifestyle brand that designs and develops environmentally friendly products, has officially set up its office in Singapore to expand their business in ASEAN region. The company, which was originally started in Hong Kong, has also launched the world's first resealable silicon alternative to one-off plastic straws -- the e-Zip.  Designed for people on the go, the e-Zip, which comes in a variety of solid and translucent colours, is the first of its kind in the market. It does not only serve as an alternative to single-use plastic straws, but also features a patented tongue and groove connector which allows for easy cleaning, without the need of a cleaning brush. Besides the resealable and reusable properties, it is the most hygienic option available today. The e-Zip is made from the finest food grade silicone that complies with the EU food contact regulations for BPA and plastic-free sipping. It is also fully customizable and can be made with a specific pantone or single-colour logo. Commenting on the launch of Lexngo's e-Zip, Carlotta Wong, chairman and co-founder of Lexington Limited said "Lexngo aims to provide a complete solution for reusable products in the market. The e-Zip is not only economical, it also increases the operational efficiency and resource utilisation, for consumers and businesses, especially F&B outlets. We believe this small but powerful tool can help us stay in the forefront of a very pressing global issue -- the increase of plastic waste." Non-toxic: Made from 100% food grade silicone, 0% plastic and BPA freeDurable: Leakproof, non-stick, waterproof, hypoallergenicTravel essential: Flexible and space saving storage with its bendy-formMultiple range of uses: Can be used in oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher (heat resistant up to +220°C and freezer safe to -40°C)Economical: ReusableEasy to wash: Can be unzipped for easy and thoroug ......read more

Avnet Brings Intelligent IoT Solutions to the New Era of Intelligent Connectivity at MWC Shanghai 2019

SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 26 June 2019 - Avnet Asia Pacific is showcasing its innovative Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and applications at MWC Shanghai 2019 from June 26-28, ranging from hardware to software-to-cloud connectivity solutions that enable the development of IoT applications. With its comprehensive suite of IoT services and technologies, Avnet helps its customers realize IoT business opportunities in this new era of intelligent connectivity.   "China maintains high double-digit growth in the IoT market, which is expected to reach 1.8 trillion RMB1 by 2020," said Frederick Fu, president of Avnet Asia Pacific. "As a leading global technology solutions provider, Avnet is committed to being the one partner for our customers throughout the consult, develop and deployment steps of the IoT ecosystem to bring their ideas to life. In the case of intelligent connectivity for instance, Avnet collaborates with our ecosystem partners to develop customized solutions that support an array of vertical industries including: manufacturing, environmental, construction, retail, food processing and smart city."   At MWC Shanghai 2019, Avnet's intelligent IoT products and solutions are showcased in two zones -- the Experiential Zone and the Technology Zone.   Visitors will get to see, touch and feel how innovative products are applied to Smart Monitoring and Smart Retail at the Experiential Zone.   People counting solution: a smart IoT device integrating radar and narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technologies. People counting and flow monitoring can be easily tracked from the cloud management portal to generate insights for subsequent management actions.Smart plug solution: Removes connectivity limitations by changing the plug from Wi-Fi to NB-IoT, enabling the monitoring of different appliances or equipment in public areas. Through proper data training, machine failure predictions can be made via the intelligen ......read more

RSA Conference 2019 Asia Pacific & Japan Announces Finalists for Shark Tank®-style Innovation Program and Highly Promising Startups at Early Stage Expo

The RSAC Innovation Program partners with leading startup ecosystem players to offer platform for the region’s best and brightest talents to turn their ideas into full-scale, influential cybersecurity businesses SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 26 June 2019 - RSA Conference (RSAC), the world's leading information security conferences and expositions, today announced its top three finalists for RSAC Launch Pad at RSAC 2019 APJ. RSAC Launch Pad is one of the major innovation programs that RSAC provides to the region's fast-growing ecosystem of early- and growth-stage cybersecurity startups. On Wednesday, July 17, the finalists will pitch their cybersecurity innovations to a panel consisting of two established venture capitalists (VCs) and a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), for an opportunity to advance their business to the next level. To accelerate digital transformation and collaboration, and to help protect the expanding regional threat landscape, RSAC is committed to providing a platform for innovative ideas that help to combat new and evolving threats and introducing these ideas to the wider cybersecurity community. The RSAC Launch Pad finalists (in alphabetical order) are: Cydarm: Cydarm is revitalizing the incident response plans of organizations through its case management system. With a strong understanding of the need for extensive collaboration and rapid communication with stakeholders outside of the security operations center (SOC), the company supports organizations in implementing best practice within their incident response capabilities.SecureStack: SecureStack offers a robust solution for organizations to build cloud infrastructure and automate the orchestration of data in their multi-cloud environments. The platform enables enterprises to deliver agility across clouds and unlocks the ability to rapidly innovate amid the competitive landscape. Strobes: Strobes' mission is to connect developers, security professionals and ......read more

Jacobson Pharma Announces FY2019 Annual Results

Profit Attributable to Shareholders Increased by 23.9% to a Record High of HK$250.6 Million; Total Dividend Up 18.4% to HK4.5 Cents per Share HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 25 June 2019 - Jacobson Pharma Corporation Limited ("Jacobson Pharma" or the "Company"; Stock Code: 2633), a leading company engaged in the research, development, production, marketing and sale of generic drugs and proprietary medicines, today announced its annual results of the Company and its subsidiaries (collectively the "Group") for the year ended 31 March 2019 (the "FY2019").   Financial Review During the reporting period, the Group's revenue increased by 10.1% to HK$1,704.6 million (FY2018: HK$1,548.7 million). Profit attributable to the shareholders of the Company rose by 23.9% to HK$250.6 million (FY2018: HK$202.3 million). Profit from operations was reported at HK$376.6 million (FY2018: HK$297.2 million), up by 26.7% on a year-on-year basis. The growth was mainly attributed to consistent sales performance along with operating leverages and financial savings derived from cost control measures.     The Board recommends a payment of a final dividend of HK3.0 cents per share for the year ended 31 March 2019 (FY2018: HK2.9 cents per share). Together with the interim dividend of HK1.5 cents per share, the total dividend for FY2019 amounts to HK4.5 cents per share, representing an increase of 18.4%. The Group maintains a strong financial position with cash and cash equivalents of HK$629.8 million at the end of FY2019.   The Group has cemented its predominant position in the generic drugs market in Hong Kong with a steady growth momentum boosted by an expanded product portfolio and a broadened market coverage. With a host of consumer-preferred heritage brands in its portfolio, the Group's proprietary medicines business also delivered a notable growth driven by its persistent brand management efforts.   Mr. Derek Sum, Chairman and Chie ......read more

Understanding Vitiligo, A Little-Understood Skin Condition

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 25 June 2019 - For the past eight years, June 25 has been designated as World Vitiligo Day to help increase awareness of a skin disease known as vitiligo that affects about 1 in every 100 people around the globe.Vitiligo causes a person's skin to lose its pigment, resulting in discoloured skin patches, known as macules. The disease commonly occurs before 20 years of age. While its causes remain unknown, factors such as stress, genetic make-up, exposure to toxins can trigger the skin depigmentation process. Although the skin patches are not life-threatening, they can affect the mental and emotional well-being of vitiligo patients. Due to a misconception about vitiligo being contagious, sufferers have been known to be subjected to bullying and even social ostracism -- causing many to suffer from low esteem and psychological trauma. Vitiligo sufferers should do their utmost to cooperate with their doctors since early and proper treatment can help stop the spread of discolouration and restore pigment in many of the cases. They should also avoid self-medication or folk remedies, since these might not only be inappropriate but even worsen their current situation. One specialist facility which provides a comprehensive range of treatment is the Novena Vitiligo Medical Centre in Singapore (https://www.novenavitiligo.com). It is the first vitiligo medical centre in Singapore and South-east Asia to focus solely on the treatment of vitiligo using state-of-the-art technology. At the Novena Vitiligo Medical Centre, patients will be given customised treatment, depending on their specific needs. Each patient will be given a thorough assessment of his/her physical symptoms by doctors at the centre. Apart from examining the size and extent of the depigmentation, the patient will also be asked about his/her previous treatment history and lifestyle habits. Only then will the doctors recommend the best treatment for the ......read more

DDoS-for-hire websites make a comeback despite FBI crackdown, according to Nexusguard Threat Report

Telcos and communications service providers (CSPs) will need to take advanced precautions against “bit and piece” DDoS attacks SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES - Media OutReach - 25 June 2019 - DDoS attacks "for hire" made a comeback in the beginning of the year, with booter-originated attacks rebounding to more than double their amounts in Q4 2018, according to Nexusguard's "Q1 2019 Threat Report." Despite the earlier FBI crackdown, the DNS amplification types of DDoS attacks continued to be a favorite of DDoS-for-hire websites, soaring more than 40 times their volume compared to last quarter. The resurgence of DDoS-as-a-service and the growing botnets reinforce the evolving cyber threat of DDoS attacks for enterprises and communications service providers (CSPs). The quarterly report, which measures thousands of DDoS attacks around the world, revealed DNS amplification attacks were also the most frequently employed against CSPs and telcos in Brazil this quarter. One of the largest banks in South America bore the brunt of these Brazilian DNS amplification attacks--more than 17% of all attacks. "Bit and piece" types of attacks, or DDoS attacks that were smaller than one Gbps in size, continued to cause issues in the beginning of 2019 by becoming more automated and targeted, bypassing detection. Nexusguard researchers warn that CSPs will need to approach these evolved attacks with scalable, cloud-based DDoS detection and mitigation in order to reduce potential damages. CSPs that fall victim to bit-and-piece attacks and unknowingly pass on malicious traffic will risk undermining customer confidence. "Due to the increasing demand for DDoS attack services and the boom in connected devices, hackers for hire have doubled and DDoS campaigns are not going away for organizations," said Juniman Kasman, chief technology officer for Nexusguard. "Businesses will need to ensure their attack protections can seamlessly evolve with new vectors and tactics that attac ......read more

Africa Oil & Power to Honor Senegal President as “Africa Oil Man of the Year”

Africa Oil & Power will present the award to H.E. Macky Sall at its annual conference in Cape TownH.E. Macky Sall is renowned for his efforts to revive Senegal's economy and create an attractive market for oil and gas H.E. Macky Sall will provide a keynote address at Africa Oil & Power 2019   CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - EQS - June 24th, 2019 - H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, will be bestowed with the prestigious "Africa Oil Man of the Year" award during the Africa Oil & Power conference, to be hosted October 9-11, 2019 in Cape Town. The President will be presented the award during the conference, during which he will also present the keynote address.   Senegal is a global hotspot for oil and gas discoveries -- well-known as the place in Africa to make major oil and gas finds, due in large part to a decades-long campaign by Sall to improve transparency, create an attractive investment environment and spark new growth.   "As African countries across the continent aim to spur growth and diversify economically, Senegal is a prime example of a country making energy work -- creating an enabling environment for business to succeed, attracting huge international investments, while providing for a strong local capacity and downstream investment options," said Guillaume Doane, CEO of Africa Oil & Power. " H.E. Macky Sall is one of Africa's top leaders, not just in oil and gas, but as an advocate for overall economic success. We are honored to present him this award."   Sall first worked as the CEO of Petrosen from 2000 -- 2001, before becoming the country's Minister of Mines Energy and Hydraulics in 2001. After a long political career in Senegal, Sall was elected president of Senegal in 2012, and pushed through a series of reforms to revive Senegal's economy and attract international investors.   "In a continent where border disputes have held back the development of offshore ......read more

One Hennessy wins Asia Pacific Property Awards Another Chinachem property recognized by globally-acclaimed industry awards

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 June 2019 - Chinachem Group announced today that One Hennessy, the Group's brand-new icon in Wan Chai, is crowned as the award winner of Commercial High-rise Development in Asia Pacific Region under the globally-acclaimed International Property Awards. This marks another achievement for Chinachem, as its other properties, The Lily, Nina Tower and Jade Grove, have also garnered this award previously. Mr. Donald Choi, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Chinachem Group, said, "Achieving this award for One Hennessy proves that our group's efforts in developing top-quality property management have once again been recognized by the international community. This is a great honor for us and we will continue to do our best to develop more premium, innovative and sustainable properties." One Hennessy is a brand-new commercial property at 1 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai. Located within the core business district of Admiralty and Wan Chai, One Hennessy is conveniently situated, only a 5-minute walk away from both MTR stations and surrounded by world-class hotels, famous restaurants and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. One Hennessy has 21 floors spanning approximately 315,000 square feet of gross area in total and 12,000 square feet of lettable gross area per floor. Total lettable area reaches around 253,000 square feet for all work spaces and 28,000 square feet for retail shops on G/F -- 2/F. While full sea views are available on the upper floors, the first three floors are dedicated to retail shops, restaurants, a post office and a basement car park. With an eye-catching design in the shape of a funnel, the sculptural design was inspired by the concept of a young plant sprouting from the earth and bursting into the sunlight, injecting positive energy to create a motivating working environment. The bottom of the funnel was deliberately designed with a "void" in mind, allowing for fresh ai ......read more

Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF) to be staged at Cyberport’s new esports venue in July

Two-week “DE*Spark” series packs exhilarating esports matches and activities for all HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 June 2019 - Fulfilling Cyberport's mission to drive robust growth of the regional esports and digital entertainment industry, Cyberport today announces the launch of the Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF). Staged on 16 July, DELF will gather esports icons and influencers, industry elites and celebrity gamers to decode the global prospects of the industry, tap into regional dynamics and market trends, and examine the development of esports and digital entertainment from all angles -- as well as hosting hotly anticipated live celebrity esports games. DELF will also kick off the two-week "DE*Spark" series in July -- an all-new esports extravaganza which includes forums, competitions and experience day to help enhance the business community and  public's understanding of the esports and digital entertainment industry. Professional gamers from Japan and South Korea compete live DELF 2019 is the first esports focused international forum to be hosted in Hong Kong, and will serve as the grand opening of Cyberport's brand new esports venue. Boasting the theme "Powering up a Vibrant Esports Ecosystem", a dynamic program of keynote speeches and panel discussions will welcome regional specialists from all over the world. Experts from the UK, Israel, Germany, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and Mainland China, together with local professionals, will shine the spotlight on hot topics across the esports ecosystem, from expansion of gaming, industry development in contrasting markets to growing integration opportunities throughout the Greater Bay Area, revealing the huge economic potential of this emerging industry from a comprehensive range of perspectives. Visitors will be engaged by the event's three themed zones, each allowing the participants to encounter first-hand the latest esports technology, entrepreneur ......read more

Prudential powers up PRUWorks for SMEs with HælthTech technology

Asia’s SMEs to benefit from one-stop digital service for insurance, employee benefits and business solutions HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 June 2019 - Prudential Corporation Asia ("Prudential") today announced it has entered into a regional agreement with HælthTech, a specialist provider of technology solutions and operating platforms for insurers. Under the agreement, Prudential will integrate HælthTech's OMNI cloud-computing technology into PRUWorks by Prudential, a digital ecosystem designed for Asia'ssmall and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). PRUWorks is a one-stop platform that offers SMEs a range of insurance products, employee benefits and business services that match their size, needs and budget. Prudential launched PRUWorks in Singapore in 2018 and in Indonesia this month, continuing the platform's expansion in Southeast Asia.    HælthTech's OMNI technology will enable straight-through processing of transactions and accelerate automation of core processes for PRUWorks, delivering a superior customer experience from insurance underwriting to policy servicing and claims management. Prudential and HælthTech will work together to deploy the integrated administration platform in all markets where PRUWorks will be launched. The SME segment is a strategic focus of Prudential, offering significant growth potential. SMEs account for more than 90 per cent of all enterprises in Southeast Asia and typically contribute between 30 and 50 per cent of a country's gross domestic product (GDP).[1] However, many of them remain underserved and face a widening protection gap. In Singapore for example, more than 50 per cent of SMEs do not have group life insurance, while up to 43 per cent do not have group medical insurance[2], according to a Prudential Singapore survey in 2018. Mr. Nic Nicandrou, Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia, said, "As a leading insurer and asset manager, Prudential is com ......read more

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) participates in one of the largest innovation events in Asia to address social challenges in ASEAN

23 startups from Japan and 2 Japanese-affiliated open-innovation-oriented companies to join the event Exhibitors include a developer of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) used at Changi Airport and  A R&D company that works with SMRT leveraging deep learning for safety management SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24th June 2019 - The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will participate in Innovfest Unbound 2019 (organized by NUS Enterprise and others), one of the largest innovation events in Asia to be held in Singapore. For the first time, JETRO will exhibit at the event by setting up "J-Startup Pavilion", featuring 23 Japanese startups and 2 Japanese-affiliated companies based in Singapore that explore open innovation.   J-Startup is a program that Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan conducts to help foster startups. Striving to further strengthen the startup ecosystem in Japan, the Japanese government has set a goal to create 20 companies with corporate value or market capitalization of 1 billion dollars or higher, including unlisted startups (Unicorns) and listed startups, by 2023.Companies under J-Startup are qualified to receive great support both from the public and private sectors.   Innovfest Unbound 2019 is one of the largest innovation events in Southeast Asia to be held at Marina Bay Sands from Thursday, June 27 through Friday, June 28. In 2018, the event saw about 15,000 visitors, more than 400 seminar speakers, and over 380 exhibitors. https://unbound.live/innovfest-unbound   The key concept of the J-Startup Pavilion is to show Japan as a country contributing to solve address social challenges in the ASEAN region through innovation. Offering new value to the world and addressing there challenges with innovative technologies and business models will ultimately lead to creating business that can be deployed globally. Japanese startups are paying attention to Singapore. Nine of the participati ......read more

Chillax Asia 2019: Singapore’s F&B industry to showcase offerings with focus on smart technologies

SINGAPORE -  Media OutReach  - 24 June 2019 - Chillax Asia 2019, the latest annual industry event of the Singapore Bakery & Confectionary Trade Association, will become one of the largest shows in the sector when it opens its doors from 25 July and runs to 27 July 2019. Bakers Competing for the Pole Position @ Chillax Asia 2018 Into its second edition, this trade & industry show will be supported by 11 trade associations in Singapore and from the region with accompanying support from government agencies and embassies based in Singapore. SBTCA Council Member and lead organiser Thomas Tan added: "Building on the Chillax Asia platform, this year's event takes a holistic approach by showcasing the end-to-end supply chain in the food, bakery and beverage business. For millennials exploring opportunities in this sector, we will introduce The Entrepreneurs Kit, which aims to help and guide them from their first steps to running a successful business. For the more established players, we have created dialogue sessions with key government agencies and this will enable them to gain fresh perspectives in addressing on-going industry challenges," he said. SBCTA President Tang Siew Chuan said: "The bakery and confectionery industry is undergoing profound changes. There continues to be a drive for greater professionalism and craftmanship, driven by emerging technologies and applications. There is also the need to draw new talent into the trade so that they can bring creativity and fresh perspectives. "SBCTA expects Chillax Asia 2019 to showcase emerging ideas to aspiring professionals as well show newcomers how they can leverage on the knowhow we have put together in this show." The 2019 show, which will be bigger and more comprehensive than the previous year, will feature: -       Baker 4.0, where 200 top chefs will give an undertaking to embrace technology to transform Singapore's bakery industry ......read more

iZENO is now an Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach  - 24 June 2019 - iZeno is pleased to announce the achievement of Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner status in multiple territories in ASEAN including Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. This recognition underscores our continued investments in the development of ITSM and DevOps capabilities through training and certification for our employees. We have attained the foremost certification possible as a solution partner and have achieved the highest levels of competency across Atlassian solution offerings.   With proven expertise in DevOps and ITSM, iZeno focuses on working with enterprise clients within the Financial Services, Manufacturing and Public Sector spaces in their adoption of Atlassian solutions to accelerate their digital transformation journey.   As an Atlassian Platinum solution partner, iZeno extends consulting, implementation, and local support and services expertise designed to enable customers to maximize their existing Atlassian investments and enhance existing tools with plugins and complementary solutions such as Jenkins and Sonarqube. Platinum is the highest level of status a Solution Partner can achieve, followed by Gold and Silver.   "We are very pleased to join the exclusive cohort of Atlassian Platinum Experts in ASEAN in less than a year.The demand for DevOps and ITSM enterprise solutions continues to grow as organizations are quickly realizing the positive impact Atlassian tools and Agile methodology provide to the organization. We are excited to offer these capabilities to help our clients improve product quality, create new efficiencies and reduce their time to market." Said, Jason Lin, Director iZeno.About iZenoiZeno was founded in 2003 to provide enterprises with best-in-class technology solutions they need to keep their business running seamlessly. With a team of 70+ in-house innovators, we have delivered over 500 Enterprise Solutions, implemented and optimized to enable smarter ......read more

EU-ASEAN Business Council and ASEAN Business Advisory Council Launch Report on Non-Tariff Barriers in ASEAN: Both Bodies Call for Faster Action on Removal of NTBs

The EU-ASEAN Business Council & ASEAN Business Advisory Council today launched a report on Non-Tariff Barriers in ASEAN that they jointly commissioned. The report identifies the existence of a large number of Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in the region in the Automotive, Agri-Food and Healthcare sectors.  It also sets out a number of recommendations for ASEAN to follow if the region is to accelerate the process of NTB removal as set out in the AEC Blueprints.Both Organisations encourage faster movement on achieving ASEAN's objectives linked to the ASEAN Economic Community, particularly on the removal of trade distorting Non-Tariff Barriers.The business groups continue to have concerns over the slow progress in achieving the objectives of the AEC, particularly on NTB removal, and the continued impact this has on holding back intra-ASEAN trade and achieving the full benefits of economic integration. SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 24 June 2019 - In line with ASEAN's 2019 theme of "Advancing Partnership for Sustainability", the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) and ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) today launched a joint report " Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) in ASEAN and their elimination from a business perspective" which examines the prevalence of NTBs to trade in three key industrial sectors in ASEAN -- Automotive, Agri-Food, and Healthcare.   The aim of the report is to highlight the need for faster action in removing NTBs in the region to help ASEAN achieve its objectives as set out in the two ASEAN Economic Community Blueprints, and the subsequent targets of reducing the cost of trade transaction by 10% by 2020 and doubling intra-ASEAN trade by 2025 as agreed by the ASEAN Leaders in 2017.EU-ASEAN Business Dialogue roundtable discussion and launch of the report on "Non-tariff barriers in ASEAN and their elimination" on 22 June 2019 in Bangkok. The report sets out a number of recommendations to ASEAN, aimed at he ......read more

Desay SV Presents Its Latest Intelligent Driving Solutions at CES Asia 2019

SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 June 2019 - Desay SV Automotive ("Desay SV" or "the Company"), leading automotive electronics provider in China, showcases its latest intelligent driving solutions based on Level 3 autonomous driving scenarios at CES Asia 2019 held from June 11 to 13. To give visitors a great understanding of the technology, Desay SV's booth at CES 2019 demonstrated its latest smart cabin system and Internet of Vehicle (IoV) embedded with multifaceted technologies designed. The booth guests had the chance to experience the integration of humans and vehicle across multiple scenarios. "We are delighted to bring our third-generation Smart Cabin to CES Asia 2019", said Mr. Tan Choon Lim, the Chairman of Desay SV, "We believe that the future Smart Cabin will be based on in-vehicle electronics integrated with original hardware configurations and open architecture software. Capitalizing on the unprecedented opportunity granted by the automotive and Internet technology boom, we aim to push our exploration forward and constantly rethink the real-life application of IoV technologies." By simulating five typical novice driver scenarios to exemplify its versatile functionality, Desay SV highlighted the third-generation Smart Cabin and system's ability to create more likely interconnected connected in-vehicle contexts alongside deeper and richer interactions with external driver situations. Alongside the Smart Cabin the IoV business segment has been presented, which provided an insight into the information security and sustainability of Desay SV's back-end service via the integration of IoV technologies, Smart Cabin and Smart Driving. As one of the three strategic business segments of the company, the application of IoV on scene shows the intuitive interaction between V2P, V2V and the future of smart travel with care, security and IoT. Desay SV demonstrated a variety of solutions under automatic driving scenarios by means of digi ......read more

Hotel Ease · Tsuen Wan becomes the first B Corp™ hotel in Asia

Redefining Success in Business, Creating Value for Employees, Communities and the Environment HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 24 June 2019 - Stan Group (Holdings) Limited ("Stan Group") announced that Hotel Ease · Tsuen Wan, a member of Tang's Living Group, has become a Certified B Corporation® (B Corp™), also the first Hotel in Asia to receive the certification.   Hotel Ease · Tsuen Wan becomes the first B Corp™ hotel in Asia. B Corporation Certification is a recognition of the extraordinary performance of Hotel Ease · Tsuen Wan in creating shared value for the environment and society. This is the second B Corporation Certification received by members of Stan Group, which showcases the consistent effort the group asserted into attaining its mission.   "We are delighted to once again receive the B Corp Certification, as this honours our mission of creating shared value for our business ecosystem," said Stan Tang, Chairman of Stan Group and CEO of Tang's Living Group, "We believe that corporations are entrusted with responsibilities to positively impact our employees, communities and the environment, as we operate sustainably. We could not be more excited that Stan Group has achieved this milestone, which further cements our core value of innovation, human focus, collaboration and entrepreneurship."   Hotel Ease · Tsuen Wan, was among the outlets that first came into operation managed by Tang's Living Group, member of Stan Group, providing 160 rooms and fine catering services. The Hotel carries out measures dedicated to creating shared value for the employees, communities and the environment. These include: Promoting local economy: Hotel Ease · Tsuen Wan implements stringent guidelines on the selection of suppliers. In the hope to contribute to local economy, the Hotel gives preference to and fosters long-term collaboration with local suppliers.Encouraging local employm ......read more

HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament 2019

Participation Numbers Doubled Compared to 2018 HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 21 June 2019 - The 2-day HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament 2019 drew to a close at King's Park Sports Ground earlier today.  More than 1,300 students from 46 primary schools, of which 24 have participated in the HSBC Try Rugby programme, played a role in the tournament and enjoyed playing touch rugby in a competitive capacity.   HSBC joined forces with the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) to facilitate the "HSBC Primary School Touch Tournament", in support of the HSBC Try Rugby Programme. With the support of HSBC, twice as many schools and teams participated in the event this year. Hong Kong National Rugby Team players Stephanie Chan and Josh Dowsing joined in proceedings and and were on hand to share their rugby skills and techniques with local primary school students on the pitch. As  a proud sponsor of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens and the Hong Kong National Men and Women's teams, HSBC holds firm in the belief of the power of sport as a force for good, and remains firmly committed to further developing the sport in Hong Kong by providing the resources and education to school teachers and their students. HSBC's grassroots, community programmes are noticeably accelerating the development of the next generation of exciting rugby talent, ensuring the sport is set to prosper for years to come. The HSBC Try Rugby programme in partnership with the Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) and The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) is a prime example that has paved the way for other HSBC initiatives around the world and has seen over 30,000 children pick up a rugby ball for the first time. This number is set to grow as the partnership progresses through its third year. HSBC Try Rugby Programme HSBC launched its Try Rugby community Programme in February 2017 in partnership with the Hong Kong Rugby Uni ......read more

Legend Fighting Championship returns to Macau at MGM COTAI

First multi-fight deal at MGM Theater announced HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 21 June 2019 - Legend Fighting Championship, a pioneer of mixed martial arts in Asia, is pleased to announce it will return to Macau on Saturday, 14 September for the first of several major events lined up over the next 12 months. Legend 13 is set to take place at the prestigious MGM Theater under a new partnership with the MGM. Dubbed Asia's first dynamic theater, the MGM Theater will transform into a world-class fighting venue for the first time to welcome the partnership. "Macau has major significance for Legend. It was the first international market for us outside of Hong Kong, so we are very pleased to be returning for this historic event," Matthew Kwok, Legend Fighting Championship Chairman, said. "Macau will also represent the first of several major events planned for the next 12 months, including a second event at the MGM Theater in late December 2019." Earlier this year Legend announced Audie Attar, respected sports manager and President of Paradigm Sports Management, had joined Legend Fighting Championship as a founding board member to play a pivotal role in the business. "We are proud to partner with the historic MGM brand. It's a name synonymous with some of the greatest combat sports events in history. Legend has always been known for its electric fight nights and we look forward to writing a new, exciting page in Chinese MMA history inside the magnificent MGM Theater," Attar added. The event marks Legend FC's first return to Macau since 2012, where Japanese veteran Koji Ando defeated Australia's Rob Hill in the main event of Legend 9. Legend FC held its first-ever event in January 2010 and went on to shape Asia's MMA scene for years, launching the careers of UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, Li Jingling and Wang Guan. The promotion returned with its relaunch event, Legend 12, on 15 September last year in Guangzhou, China. For m ......read more



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