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Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Honors Two Outstanding Scholars for Their Contributions to Education Reform at Yidan Prize Award Presentation Ceremony

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 December 2018 - The world's leading educational award, Yidan Prize, announced earlier this year that the 2018 Yidan Prize for Education Research and Yidan Prize for Education Development would be awarded to American professor Larry HEDGES and Indian professor Anant Agarwalrespectively. Today, the two laureates traveled to Hong Kong, and under the witness of 350 guests, received the awards from Mrs Carrie LAM CHENG Yuet-ngor, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The two laureates each received a gold medal and an award of HK$30 million (approximate US$3.87 million) in recognition and support of their contributions to education reform.   Prof Larry V. HEDGES, the Yidan Prize for Education Research Laureate, Mrs Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS, the Chief Executive of HKSAR government, Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize and Prof AnantAGARWAL, thethe Yidan Prize forEducation DevelopmentLaureate , attended the Yidan Prize Award Presentation Ceremony 2018.Mrs Lam noted in her remarks that, "Yidan Prize is connecting a world of educational innovators, researchers and policymakers.  My congratulations to Professor Hedges and Professor Agarwal, this year's Yidan Prize Laureates.  The fact that they were chosen from among nearly 1000 nominations spanning more than 90 countries is remarkable testament to their sterling achievement as well as the global reach and reputation of the Yidan Prize."   The Yidan Prize for Education Development Laureate, Professor Agarwal, is the founder and CEO of edX. He originally taught electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and in fall 2012, he received US$30 million each from Harvard University and MIT and established edX, a large-scale and not-for-profit online learning platform to "accelerate your future."   Professor Agarwal is committed to prov ......read more

Korean Superstar, Yoo Ah-In of Spackman Entertainment Group’s Associated Company, Spackman Media Group, Named One Of “The Best Actors Of 2018” By The New York Times

Represented by UAA & Co Inc. of Spackman Media Group, Yoo Ah-in is the only Asian actor on The New York Times list of "THE BEST ACTORS OF 2018" which comprises 12 actors and their notable films of the yearRecognition by The New York Times serves as a testament to Yoo Ah-in's status as an international top actor, underscoring his riveting performance in the Korean mystery drama film BURNING  Yoo Ah-in stars in the Group's financial thriller DEFAULT, which grossed US$20 million in box office revenue and crossed its break-even point 12 days since its release   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 December 2018 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups founded by international investor Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that Korea's leading actor Yoo Ah-in of the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited ("Spackman Media Group"), was named one of "THE BEST ACTORS OF 2018" by The New York Times.   On 6 December 2018, The New York Times published its annual list of "THE BEST ACTORS OF 2018". Yoo Ah-in who was included in the list for his film, BURNING, was praised by The New York Times for his acting which was described as "riveting" and "an abstract painting - grim and stunning".[1] BURNING is a Korean mystery drama film based on the short story "BARN BURNING" by Japanese novelist, Haruki Murakami.      Other actors who were on the list include Julia Roberts of BEN IS BACK,  Emma Stone of THE FAVORITE, Glenn Close of THE WIFE, Ethan Hawke of FIRST REFORMED and Tonni Collette of HEREDITARY, etc.   Yoo Ah-in of UAA & Co Inc., a subsidiary of the Group's associated company, Spackman Media Group, headlines in the Group's financial thriller DEFAULT which is the highest November opening in the history of the Korean box office. The film raked in US$20 ......read more

Trend Micro is Recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Latest distinction adds to rising list of merits HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 10 December 2018 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, announced its endpoint product has been named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP). This recognition from endpoint security customers follows multiple assessments from analysts and third-party testers.   "The mark of a strong vendor is consistency across multiple evaluation sources and we are happy to add a strong recognition from the constituency that matters the most -- our customers," said Eric Skinner, vice president product marketing, Trend Micro. "Our position in endpoint security wouldn't be possible without customers' feedback."   Trend Micro thanks its customers for the invaluable feedback submitted for this evaluation.   For a more comprehensive collection of customer feedback, visit here.   Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for EPP focused specifically on Trend Micro's OfficeScan and Worry-Free Standard solutions. Earlier this month, the company launched an evolution of its OfficeScan endpoint solution, now named Trend Micro Apex One™ . This offering is a simplified option that enhances automated detection and response and provides actionable insights that maximize security for customers.   As the company continues to redefine what's possible on the endpoint, it recently has been named a market leader in the The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Suites, Q2 2018; and achieving NSS Labs' coveted "Recommended" status for Advanced Endpoint Protection. It has also been named a Leader by Gartner analysts in the January 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms.   About Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Cho ......read more

Asia’s digital ID technology developments gain pace

Real ID advances with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and cross-racial facial recognition accuracy SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 December 2018 - The recent spate of data breaches--including a flaw in Google+ that led to its shutdown and the reported hacking of 120 million Facebook users' data--have highlighted the abuse of digital identity.   While having a digital identity brings convenience, the challenge is to ensure that individuals have full control and protection of their data. Technologies for safeguarding digital identities have quickly emerged in the U.S. and Europe, but developments have been slow in Asia due to its diverse language mix and cross-racial facial features, says Real ID's CEO Chong Han Ping.   Real ID, whose partners include Alibaba-backed SenseTime, recently launched its screening and face-learning technology. Its AI and blockchain technology shortens the onboarding and KYC (Know-Your-Client) process for remittance transactions by as much as 90% and significantly reduces human error, says Chong.   "Multi-language verification is rare, and we have focused our efforts on building partnerships in different markets to improve our language-learning and OCR technology as well as to shorten machine-reading time," he adds. OCR is the recognition of printed or written text characters by a computer. Real ID, whose employees include former data scientists and machine-learning experts from Tencent, China National Research Centre, and Nanyang Technological University, is in talks with authorities in India, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia to build a regional digital ID ecosystem for frictionless cross-border business.   Real ID adopts SenseTime's facial recognition technology, which is empowered by liveness detection, face matching and machine learning to eliminate any deception. The use of blockchain technology ensures that records cannot be altered retroactively without the consensus of the ......read more

Cyber Wars – The Enterprise Strikes Back

A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange on Building Cyber Resilient Enterprises SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 December 2018 - Cyber threats hugely affect the operation of a business; its costs and impact are substantial. The convergence and interdependency of technology make guaranteed protection impossible. Most frequently, cyber risks are caused by human behavior rather than system flaws or technological weaknesses. Organizations need to work with their internal stakeholders to promote awareness and understanding to minimize cyber risks by building cyber resilience. L-R: Kenny Yeo, Dr Leong Chou Ching, Steven Sim Kok Leong, K. K. Lim, Raymond TeoRecently, Frost & Sullivan held an Executive MindXchange briefing titled Cyber Wars -- The Enterprise Strikes Back at the Westin Singapore. Together with technology partners NTT Communications and NTT Security, the briefing presented the latest trends and updates on why and how organizations should and can make their workplaces cyber resilient. According to Kenny Yeo, Industry Principal, Frost & Sullivan, "Humans remain the weakest security link. 91% of cyberattacks still start with a phishing mail and a lack of training in both people and process among enterprises can result in loss of brand trust, putting organizations and consumers at risk." "It is critical to embrace a holistic 'people, process and technology' approach to cyber security. Traditionally, many organizations establish a 'Prevent', 'Detect' and 'Remediate' approach. Organizations need to use data and extend this paradigm further to gain 'Predict' and 'Measure' outcomes as well," Kenny added. This was followed by a presentation by Raymond Teo, Senior Vice President, Business Development, APAC, NTT Security on Managing Cyber Risk in the Boardroom. "Cyber breaches impact trust in organizations and this is a Board issue. Organizations need to equip their Board with the requisite knowledge so the Board can competently ......read more

Spackman Entertainment Group’s Film, DEFAULT, Grosses US$20 Million in Box Office Revenue, Surpassing Break-even Point of 2.6 Million Tickets within 12 Days

DEFAULT, the highest November opening in the history of the Korean box office, regained #1 position and crossed its break-even point within 12 days since its first day of release on 28 November 2018DEFAULT, which is anticipated to continue its run for another three weeks,  has accumulated gross box office revenue of US$20 million and total ticket admissions of 2,723,607 as of 9 December 2019As the producer and one of the investors of DEFAULT, the Group expects the film to start contributing positively to the Group's upcoming financial performance from now onwards   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 10 December 2018 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups founded by international investor Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that the Group's upcoming film, DEFAULT, produced by the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema"), has grossed US$20 million in box office revenue and has accumulated 2,723,607 admissions, crossing its break-even point of 2.6 million tickets within 12 days since its official wide release in Korea on 28 November 2018.   DEFAULT, the highest November opening in the history of the Korean box office, regained the #1 position last Saturday and Sunday, after occupying #2 last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   Based on the latest statistics from the Korean Film Council DEFAULT captured an average of at least 35% of the nation's market share of box office revenue as of 9 December 2018. As the highest November opening in the history of the Korean box office, DEFAULT continues to occupy an average of at least 1,080 screens daily.[1] The financial thriller film is anticipated to continue its run for another three weeks leading to the Christmas holiday period.   In addition to being the producer of DEFAULT, the Group invested ......read more

Sa Sa Chairman and CEO Dr Simon Kwok Named “DHL / SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2018 – Business Person of the Year”

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 December 2018 - Sa Sa International Holdings Limited ("Sa Sa" or the "Group", stock code: 0178) is pleased to announce that its Chairman and CEO Dr Simon Kwok was named "Business Person of the Year" at the "DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2018" organised by DHL and the South China Morning Post, honouring his outstanding achievement in the business community and positive contribution to society.   Dr Simon Kwok, Chairman and CEO of Sa Sa, receives "DHL / SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2018 -- Business Person of the Year" on stage.   Under the leadership of Dr Simon Kwok, Sa Sa has achieved sustainable business growth throughout the years and become a leading cosmetic retailer in Asia, with business presence of over 270 retail outlets in Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia. Dr Kwok continuously drives innovation and change. In view of the "New Retail" trend, he envisions the use of big data and business intelligence by integrating customer data of various business units to better analyse customers' preferences and new trends, thereby creating seamless online-to-offline customer experience in the long run. Upholding the belief that a high level of corporate governance is the cornerstone of sustaining shareholder value and balancing the interests of stakeholders, Dr Kwok strives to maintain long-term relationship with stakeholders and fulfill corporate social responsibility, providing keen support to environmental conservation and sustainability works as well as tender care to society.       Dr Simon Kwok, SBS, JP, Chairman and CEO of Sa Sa, said "I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the organisers and panel judges for their acknowledgment. I feel incredibly honoured to be awarded this prestigious accolade on the 40th anniversary of Sa Sa. Over the years, our Sa Sa team have kept up with the positive agile Hong Kong spirit, working hand-in-hand ......read more

MetLife Hong Kong Launches MetLife Precious Savings Plan

A flexible legacy planning solution offering wealth growth and protection up to age 120 of the initial insured person  HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 7 December 2018 - MetLife Hong Kong* announced the launch of its brand-new MetLife Precious Savings Plan, an integrated solution designed for wealth growth and legacy bestowal. The plan offers the flexibility to change the insured person an unlimited number of times, as well as guaranteed returns and protection up to age 120 of the initial insured person.  MetLife Hong Kong announced the launch of its brand-new MetLife Precious Savings Plan.(Left to right: Eva Wong, Chief Agency Officer, and Vincent Chan, Head of Product of MetLife Hong Kong) Mr. Vincent Chan, Head of Product of MetLife Hong Kong, said, "MetLife Precious Savings Plan reflects our commitment to navigating life together with customers, not only throughout their different lifestages but also from generation to generation. In view of increasing demand for flexible legacy planning solutions, we have designed the plan with a policy term of up to age 120 of the initial insured person, along with the flexibility to change the insured person an unlimited number of times. This way, multiple generations can enjoy protection and potential returns. With the additional feature of high cash liquidity, this plan is an effective solution to both grow assets and build lasting financial security across generations."   Key features of MetLife Precious Savings Plan include: Wealth growth up to age 120 of the initial insured person -- The plan offers guaranteed cash coupons, guaranteed cash value and dividends (non-guaranteed) as well as protection -- all up to age 120 of the initial insured person.Option to change insured person an unlimited number of times -- The plan provides high flexibility and ease of legacy transfer by allowing customers to change the insured person an unlimited number of times, or to designate a conting ......read more

Etiqa Launches Tiq Travel Insurance With Coverage For Pre-Existing Medical Conditions And Optional Add-Ons

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 7 December 2018 - Etiqa Insurance Singapore introduces Tiq Travel Insurance with Pre-Ex plans that cover pre-existing medical conditions for travellers, an essential feature that is not commonly offered with local travel insurance plans. Consumers can also enjoy the flexibility to customise their travel protection plan with add-ons such as child education cover and pet hotel cover.   The newly launched Tiq Travel Insurance offers three options under its Pre-Ex plans to suit varying degree of protection needs. The coverage includes overseas medical and hospital expenses of up to S$150,000, and emergency medical evacuation and repatriation of up to S$250,000 in the event a traveller suffers any illnesses due to a pre-existing medical condition during the trip.   "While awareness on travel insurance is generally higher than other life insurance products, many are unaware that most insurance companies do not cover expenses or losses that are incurred as a result of existing medical conditions during one's travel, and these costs can be substantial." said Sue Chi Kong, Chief Executive Officer of Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd., referring to a high-profile case in 2017 when a Singapore family incurred S$250,000 of unsubsidised hospitalisation bill in Japan after the father suffered a cardiac arrest during the vacation.   Sue adds, "With increasing cases of invisible diseases amongst young people, the ageing population in Singapore, and the high cost of overseas medical treatment, there is a need for greater awareness and more relevant protection plans for Singaporeans who love to travel."   The new Tiq Travel Insurance also offers optional add-ons, meeting the needs of travellers based on learnings from Etiqa's recent in-house consumers' study. These value add-ons such as Pet Hotel Cover, Rental Car Excess Cover, Sports Equipment Protector and Child Education Cover are designed to address concerns that travellers migh ......read more

Spackman Entertainment Group’S Film, DEFAULT, Grosses Us$15 Million In Box Office Revenue, Crossing The 2 Million Audience Mark Nine Days Since Release

DEFAULT, the highest November opening in the history of the Korean box office, raked in gross box office revenue of US$15 million and total ticket admissions of 2,090,526 since its release on 28 November 2018Other than being the producer of DEFAULT, the Group is also one of the investors of the film, which stars Korean superstar Yoo Ah-in of Spackman Media Group, veteran Korean actress Kim Hye-soo and French actor Vincent Cassel      SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 7 December 2018 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups founded by international investor Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that the Group's upcoming film, DEFAULT, produced by the Company's indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip Cinema Co., Ltd. ("Zip Cinema"), grossed US$15 million in box office revenue, surpassing more than 2 million tickets nine days since its official wide release in Korea on 28 November 2018.   DEFAULT, the top November release in the history of the Korean box office, continued to be released on an average of at least 1,114 screens daily. The film captured an average of at least 38% of the nation's market share of box office revenue since its official release in Korea. According to the latest statistics from the Korean Film Council, DEFAULT, recorded total ticket admissions of 2,090,526 as of 6 December 2018[1].   In addition to being the producer of DEFAULT, the Group invested 10% of the film's total production budget. The estimated total production budget for DEFAULT, including prints and advertising costs, is approximately KRW 9.7 billion (or USD 8.6 million).   The latest daily statistics from the Korean Film Council on the performance of DEFAULT are updated on the Group's website at http://www.spackmanentertainment.com. DEFAULT has been presold to 17 countries including Canada, It ......read more

HKBN Unveils Mind-blowing Offer to Existing 1010,csl &SUN Mobile Customers^

Switch Over and Enjoy Up to HK$2,000 Cash Vouchers*   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 December 2018 - Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited ("HKBN") today announced its mind-blowing Mobile Services offers aimed at enticing existing 1010?csl?SUN Mobile customers^. Customers who successfully port-in their mobile numbers to HKBN's designated mobile service plan, can receive up to HK$2,000 DCH Foods cash vouchers* whilst they enjoy the high-quality mobile services from HKBN.   From now until further notice, existing 1010?csl?SUN Mobile customers^ who port-in their numbers and subscribe to HKBN's designated HK$78/month or HK$218/month mobile service plans for a 24-month contract term, will receive HK$1,000 or HK$2,000 DCH Foods cash vouchers* respectively. These mind-blowing offers are now available for registration at all HKBN shops or for online registration at www.hkbn.net!   HKBN Co-Owner and CEO, NiQ Lai said, "Since entering the mobile service arena, HKBN has relentlessly disrupted legacy practices to bring customers industry-leading service and amazing value-for-money. Today, we continue this strategy with a mind-blowing offer that's designed to entice existing mobile customers of 1010, csl and SUN Mobile to switch over and enjoy HKBN's premier services. As a result of this campaign, we'll further expand our market share in Hong Kong's mobile communications space."   Designated Mobile Services Plan Details Monthly Fee HK$78 HK$218 Monthly fee discount offer (only applicable to existing customers of HKBN home broadband and/or home telephone service) HK$10 HK$20 Local Network 4G Maximum local download speed 21Mbps 4.5G Monthly Local Mobile Data 5GB 12GB When monthly local data usage exceeds the above plan data entitlement, service will automatically be upgraded to unlimited l ......read more

#ddInMotions: #dd24 24-hour Endless Fun of Creative Experience Experience Wan Chai Day and Night with the Resonance of Time, Space and Community

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 December 2018 - Presented by the Tourism Commission, organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre and having the Hong Kong Animation & Comic Federation as a strategic partner (for programme or work related to local comic only), "Design District Hong Kong" (#ddHK) will collaborate with over 18 Wan Chai based and other local cultural and creative units to kick-off a 24-hour creative event, "dd24", on 7 December from 6 pm onwards for 24 hours non-stop. It will bring an array of diverse creative happenings at the former Grade II historic buildings "Green House", 7 Mallory Street, and through a series of creative activities to delineate the regional culture that resonates with Hong Kong people with design, lead tourists to enjoy the authentic local designs with footsteps and let visitors and the public experience different places in Hong Kong with creative navigation.   (Top) "Design District Hong Kong" (#ddHK) will kick-off a 24-hour creative event, "dd24", on 7 December from 6 pm onwards for 24 hours non-stop. The creative team has teamed up with Hong Kong Design Institute to turn basic strokes of Chinese characters into large public furniture, together with a giant "#" multi-functional public furniture to activate the public open space at 7 Mallory Street.(Left corner) Hong Kong Design Centre has teamed up with the creative team to present "#ddCreativePlacemaking" from now until February 2021, in a number of spots in major streets of Wan Chai, to connect the community with creative designs. One of the placemaking designs is located at the junction of Queen's Road East and Stone Nullah Lane).(Right corner) Riding on the theme of "Discover a Different Hong Kong by Design", the public can have a first-hand taste of "one space, multiple experiences" and explore Wan Chai day and night in 24 hours.  Practice yoga with Delia Indra Yoga to wake up your mind and feel the rhythm of the body to kick start a ne ......read more

Fresh New Kicks With Bata’s Back To School Sale

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 6 December 2018 - Calling all parents, prep your kids with a fresh new pair of kicks from Bata before school reopens at Bata's Back To School sale. Happening from now to 7 January 2019, shoppers can look forward to even more savings with bundle deals going at $40, $50 and $60.   BACK TO SCHOOL COLLECTION   Keeping it classy with Bata's pristine white and jet black shades, Bata's Back-To-School collection is available in two styles of Lace-up Trainers and Double-strap Velcro. Featuring a smart, classic, hard-wearing yet incredibly light silhouette, this year's collection pays heed to both comfort and style.   BACK TO SCHOOL DEALS   Known for featuring the hottest school shoe deals, enjoy greater savings with Bata's Bundle Deals. Simple select any two pair of products within the same price range and enjoy Bundle Deals at $40, $50 and $60. Alternatively, shoppers can enjoy $10 off school bags with any school shoe purchased or receive a PUMA drawstring bag with a minimum spend of $50 in a single receipt (only available at Shoe Fairs). Other discounts include a 15% off two packs of school socks.   For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/BataSingapore/.   Date: Available from now till 7 January 2019 Available at: All Bata stores in Singapore or online: https://www.bata.com.sg/ High-res images: https://bit.ly/2BV8in1 Exclusive Atrium Sales:   No. Location Start Date End Date 1 Lot One 3 December 2018 12 December 2018 2 City Square 24 December 2018 30 December 2018 3 Causeway Point 24 December 2018 30 December 2018 4 Compass One 24 December 2018 30 December 2018 5 Bukit Panjang Plaza 24 December 2018 30 December 2018 6 W ......read more

Dampened Demand in the Hong Kong Property Market Leads to Clouded Outlook for 2019

Home prices saw the steepest drop in the last decade, down by as much as 20% from the August peak and look to drop by another 10% in 2019 amid poor sentimentProperty investment market recorded all-time highs in both the transaction volume and considerations in 2018, but the record is unlikely to be repeated in 2019Greater Central office rents are projected to drop by 5% in 2019 due to dampened demand, but rents in non-core areas will be supported by cost-driven relocationsDemand for retail expansion faces headwinds, but strong growth in PRC tourist numbers could be a silver lining that supports retail rents in core areas, except Central.   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 December 2018 - Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, noted that global uncertainties have made an impact on the Hong Kong property market, leading to falling home sales and prices, alongside decelerating growth in office and retail rents in core areas. The property investment market has begun to cool with transaction volumes in Q4 expected to shrink to half the level in Q3. The outlook for the first half of 2019 is muted for all sectors.   Residential: Sentiments chilled after robust H1 Home sales peaked in Q2 (18,881 residential S&Ps) this year buoyed by positive sentiment early in the year. With the U.S. and China beginning to cross swords over bilateral trade issues towards the end of Q2, however, monthly residential S&Ps began dropping below 5,000 in August. As market sentiment has weakened, home sales in Q4 dropped further to 4,243 and 2,635 in October and November respectively, and the whole quarter is expected to close at about 9,400 S&Ps, making Q4 2018 the worst performing quarter since Q1 2016.   Mr Alva To, Cushman & Wakefield's Vice President, Greater China & Head of Consulting, Greater China commented, "Primary sales surpassed secondary sales for the first time since late 2015, a ......read more

Club Med Winter Camp Empowers Kids to Become the Next Key Opinion Leaders

Club Med Partners with GoPro to Help Kids Become the World's Next Winter Olympians   SHANGHAI, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 December 2018 - Club Med Winter Camp allows children to kick-start new passions and develop into young KOLs atop the resort's gorgeous white slopes. This winter, between December 24 of 2018 and March 1 of 2019, children will be able to unlock new potential interests at Club Med's global resorts involving skiing, art and culture in what could become lifelong passions.    Club Med Winter Camp allows children to kick-start new passions and develop into young KOLs atop the resort's gorgeous white slopes  Club Med Winter Camp allows little ones to develop expertise, imagination and knowledge in a fun and relaxed environment. Held in a rich variety of locations offering a choice of snow or sun, parents from all over the world will be able to encourage their children to become their country's next winter Olympians, imaginative nature artists, or little local cultural ambassadors. In a fun, trustable and open-minded setting, children will be empowered by Club Med Winter Camp to discover and develop their passions for winter sports and activities.   Through a unique partnership with GoPro, world-renowned manufacturers of action cameras, children will be able to enjoy learning to ski while being able to record their winter adventures en route to becoming the next Winter Olympic champion. Available in the Yabuli and Beidahu resorts in northern China, the GoPro equipment provided to children will allow them to catch each and every moment in ultra-high definition as they weave down the slopes. Through video editing classes held by G.O, parents can be the directors of the action, bringing their polished and professional looking videos back home, creating unforgettable snow memories made together by all the family. A video contest will decide which family produces the most awe-inspiring video, and the lucky winner ......read more

M17 Entertainment, Asia’s Leading Social Entertainment Company Raises USD 25 Million in Funding

Funds will be used to strengthen talent development pipeline, and invested into tech infrastructure development   HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 December 2018 - M17 Entertainment, Asia's leading social entertainment company, announced today that it has successfully raised USD 25 million in a funding round led by Terry Tsang, CEO of Hong Kong's leading mobile game developer - Madhead. Mr. Tsang is joined in the round by Pavilion Capital, Stonebridge Ventures, alongside existing investors. M17 Entertainment is expected to achieve USD 180 million in annual revenues this year, up significantly from previously announced revenue figures, demonstrating strong growth trajectory.   Coupled with robust, sustained performance in the highly promising Japanese live entertainment market, the round witnessed burgeoning interest and M17 Entertainment expects additional funding in the upcoming two months, which would further bolster its position to take additional market share in the live entertainment industry of Developed Asia.   With new funding from its current round, M17 Entertainment is set to invest in research and development to boost its technical capabilities, firmly establish a well-rounded system to develop talent and actively diversify content and services to elevate user experience.   Propelling quality content and diverse talent to a global stage   Joseph Phua, co-founder and CEO of M17 Entertainment, said: "Since M17 Entertainment's establishment, we have been committed in our mission to enable connections through a widely accessible live entertainment stage, made possible by our various platforms. We hope to empower individuals to realise their dreams of stardom; to award them with a stage to showcase their talents to a global audience. We aim to perfect the art of live entertainment, by developing and seamlessly integrating engaging content. Built on a strong foundation of resources and talents, we can ......read more

Auctionjia puts up rare freehold Stanley Street shophouse for sale

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 6 December 2018 - Auctionjia, a local O2O (online-to-offline) real estate agency that combines real estate broking services with an online auction platform, has put up a rare freehold shophouse at 28 Stanley Street for sale. Conveniently located a stone's throw away from Telok Ayer MRT station in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD), the four-storey conservation shophouse with a roof terrace balcony occupies a land area of 1,729 square feet with a gross floor area of about 6,485 square feet. The property is also easily accessible by major expressways including the Marina Coastal Expressway and Central Expressway. Auctionjia Co-Founder and Director Jessie Low said: "Shophouses have always been highly sought-after for their heritage charm and scarcity. We believe the freehold tenure of this Stanley Street shophouse and its excellent location will provide attractive rental yields and potential for long-term capital appreciation." The Telok Ayer Conservation Area has undergone gentrification in recent years and seen a flourishing of F&B, entertainment and lifestyle establishments that serve the many offices located in the CBD. The ground floor of 28 Stanley Street is currently leased to a café selling healthy and organic food, while the third and fourth floors are leased to a corporate services provider. The second storey is vacant with potential to house another restaurant. As the property sits on land zoned for commercial use, foreigners are eligible to buy and there is also no Additional Buyer's Stamp Duty or Seller's Stamp Duty to be paid. Auctionjia is inviting offers through an expression of interest exercise which closes at 3 pm on 12 December 2018. The firm was launched slightly over a year ago to provide buyers and sellers of properties with an option for an online auction which it believes is a faster, more cost-effective and transparent way of transacting real estate. The process allows ......read more

Prudential Recognised In Two Categories In AsianInvestor’s Institutional Excellence Awards

HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 6 December 2018 - Prudential Corporation Asia (2378.HK) and Prudential Hong Kong have won top honours in this year's AsianInvestor's Institutional Excellence Awards. At the awards ceremony held in Singapore on 5 December, Prudential Corporation Asia was named the winner in the institutional category (Insurance) while Prudential Hong Kong attained the accolade in the market category (Hong Kong).    In its fifth year, the Institutional Excellence Awards programme recognises the region's leading asset owners in terms of their investing prowess and excellence. The awards' focus is mainly on the capabilities of asset owners and their ability to adapt to markets and incorporate new investment strategies.   Prudential was recognised for the marked advancement in the sophistication of its regional investment approach. This was underscored by its ongoing efforts to deepen its investment resources, including appointing senior personnel in multiple markets across the region, expanding its array of investment options and adopting the latest in international standards of capital rules.   A leading life insurer with operations in 12 markets in Asia, including Hong Kong, Prudential provides innovative protection, savings, health and retirement solutions to its 15 million customers across the region. In line with its commitment to make healthcare affordable and accessible to all and grow the wealth of its customers, the company also offers a comprehensive suite of investment-linked and participating products, which provide both insurance protection and opportunities for wealth generation and accumulation.   Over the years, Prudential has continued to diversify its portfolio and innovate its investment approach to optimise the returns on its assets. In addition to increasing its use of both traditional passive and multi-factor strategies, Prudential has also been building its exposure in alter ......read more

Capillary Technologies hosts #ready18' summit in Singapore, empowering brands and businesses to be 'Consumer-ready'

SINGAPORE - ACN Newswire - Dec 6, 2018 - Capillary Technologies, one of Asia's leading Omnichannel CRM and E-commerce Solutions Providers, hosted its technology-focused conference in Singapore. Dubbed #ready2018, the event aimed to empower business leaders with the latest business strategies to be consumer-ready, and uncover how technology is fundamentally transforming e-commerce, startup and retail ecosystems in Southeast Asia (SEA).  Over 200 business owners, CXOs and startups graced the event with Capillary Technologies leading the way by enabling the digital transformation of businesses - showing them how the internet could make life quicker, more comfortable and better. SEA's 300+ million-strong internet users are set to grow to over 400 million by 2020, and its internet economy is projected to be worth US$200 billion by 2025. With more than 70 million new internet users since 2015, the region is now poised with greater digital disruption, SEA's internet users are the epitome of the omnichannel consumer, buoyed by ever-evolving mobile technology consumption and offline to online transactions, there is no dearth of opportunities for them and the businesses that depend on them.  Hot on the heels of this digital gold-rush, #ready18's conference discussed the various aspects that would enhance the consumer and digital readiness of brands. Through various insightful sessions by leaders from companies like Nielsen, Twitter and Google, the event captured the need for the brands to re-engineer their consumer strategy and ways in which they can create a growth mindset within the company. The sessions also recognised that technology has been a big disrupter in many sectors and how business can use technology to their aid.  The rising internet penetration has led to an unprecedented growth of the digital economy in the Asia-Pacific region. According to Nielsen research the APAC consumers spend approximately 6.5 hours online every day and ......read more

Spackman Entertainment Group’s Frame Pictures Wins Three Major Camera Equipment Deals For Upcoming Drama Series, FOUR MEN, ASADAL CHRONICLES And THE CROWNED CLOWN

The Group's wholly-owned subsidiary, Frame Pictures, a leading movie/drama equipment leasing player in Korea, shall supply camera systems and equipment for three upcoming Korean drama series, FOUR MEN, ASADAL CHRONICLES and THE CROWNED CLOWNFrame Pictures continues to win bids for top quality projects to tap on the growing camera equipment leasing markets ahead of its planned listing as a combined standalone entity with Novus Mediacorp   SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 6 December 2018 - Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("Spackman Entertainment Group" or the "Company" and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups founded by international investor Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Frame Pictures Co., Ltd. ("Frame Pictures"), has secured three major contracts to supply camera and equipment for three upcoming Korean drama series, FOUR MEN, ASADAL CHRONICLES and THE MAN WHO BECAME KING.   The total contract value for the three camera equipment deals tentatively stands at KRW 972 million (approximately US$872,924[1]) subject to changes in final filming schedule.   FOUR MEN, starring Park Hae-jin of CHEESE IN THE TRAP (2017), is a mystery human TV drama about a man who investigates the death of his mother, during which he meets other men who look identical to him and becomes involved in a major conspiracy.   Featuring Song Joong-ki of DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN (2016) and Jang Dong-gun of SUITS (2018), ASADAL CHRONICLES is a TV drama that revolves around the power struggles, love and growth of the ancient city of Asadal, the capital of Gojoseon. The drama is expected to be released in 2019 by South Korean cable television channel tvN.   THE CROWNED CLOWN, which stars Yeo Jin-goo of REUNITED WORLDS (2017), is a historical romance melodrama TV drama that is a tvN remake of the popular Korean movie MASQUERADE (2012) headl ......read more



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