UWC Education for Peace and Sustainability Officially Open by the Honourable Miss Alice Mak with student performances showcase the diversity of UWC

HONG KONG, Feb 3, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – The United World College Hong Kong Committee (UWCHK) and Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (LPCUWC) jointly host an exhibition under the theme of UWC education for peace and sustainability to mark the 50th anniversary of Hong Kong students in overseas UWCs and the 30th anniversary of LPCUWC. Running from 1 to 15 February 2023 at the Central Market, the event demonstrates the achievements of the school over the years with a series of exhibitions, fireside chats and public engagements featuring distinguished UWC alumni and experts in various fields in exploration of contemporary, avant-garde, technological and provocative themes.

The Guest of Honour The Honourable Alice Mak, Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, hosts the dotting ceremony to bring the lions alive, kicking off the opening ceremony.

The Honourable Alice Mak, Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs officiates the opening ceremony of the UWC exhibition.

The exhibition under the theme of UWC education for peace and sustainability is now open to public at Central Market.

LPCUWC students are having a fruitful dialogue with the guests of honours of the exhibition, demonstrating the diversity and cultural vibrancy of UWC education.

The opening ceremony held yesterday (2 February) was officiated by the Guest of Honour The Honourable Alice Mak, Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, Mr. Anthony Tong Kai-hong, Board Chairman of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, Dr. Arnett Edwards, Principal of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong and Mr. Ken Yeung Kwok-mung, Chairman of United World Colleges Hong Kong Committee, alongside with many renowned alumni. Beginning with the uplifting African and Chinese drum performances followed by an equally exhilarating Chinese lion dance performance by LPCUWC students from different nations, it fully demonstrates the diversity and cultural vibrancy of UWC education. The exhibition was officially kicked off by the Guest of Honour with the dotting ceremony to bring the lions alive.

The UWC is a massive education movement embracing 18 Colleges worldwide, 160 National Committees and over 60,000 graduates with the vision to unite peoples, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. The fortnight exhibition showcases the 50 years of UWC movement in Hong Kong, the impacts and contributions it has made. The unique UWC education experience is underscored by the deliberate diversity of the student body, residential fellowship experience and the inspirational "Quan Cai" activities of LPCUWC – the defining characteristics of UWC schools and colleges.

The Honourable Alice Mak, Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs, said "UWCHK has been promoting the intercultural learning and community participation of young people. Young people are the future pillar of Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Youth Development Blueprint released last December introduced 160 measures, reflecting the Hong Kong government's determination to promote youth development. As the epidemic eases, the government will also resume the overseas exchanges and internships to broaden the international horizons of young people. This year, more activities will be launched in collaboration with business organizations, NGOs and other youth organizations to promote positive thinking and encourage contribution to the society."

Mr. Anthony Tong, Board Chairman of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, said, "We make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and sustainable future. A vibrant and diverse learning community – across national, religious and social boundaries – is at the heart of our UWC 'magic'. The College's 30th Anniversary provides excellent opportunities for us to rekindle alumni passion for the UWC cause, raise public awareness of the UWC vision, and join hands in building up a vibrant community in answer to the higher calling of peace and sustainability for the world."

Mr. Ken Yeung, Chairman of United World Colleges Hong Kong Committee, shared, "I would like to share my deep gratitude to all donors past and present, who bring the great success of today's exhibition and the UWC Movement. The scholarships have made it possible for students from Hong Kong including myself and from across the globe to join the UWC family for an eye-opening and life-changing education. Many of the distinguished alumni have made remarkable contributions to Hong Kong, mainland China, the region and the wider world. They wholeheartedly believe that UWC values are even more relevant today as the world is facing serious geo-political and climate change challenges. With concerted effort, we can make an even stronger UWC movement for a better world with our tightly knit network of 160 National Committees globally."

One highlight of the exhibition goes to the fireside chats and networking that bring together 20 distinguished alumni and eminent speakers from different fields, such as medicine, finance, legal, built environment, arts and philanthropy. They offer insights into seven hot topics closely related to the future, covering healthcare, social innovation, smart city, talent transformation, tech innovation and sustainability, providing a deep dive into the transformative education in UWCs. 12 early-year alumni also shared their stories in videos about how UWC education inspired them to bring impact to the world from generation to generation.

Industry Fireside Chats | Sharing and Networking Drinks
Event time: 6PM to 7PM
Networking drinks: 7PM to 8PM
For details and RSVP, please refer to the anniversary website.

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Piala Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 3, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – In conjunction with the Hari Wilayah 2023 celebrations, Kuala Lumpur City FC, Asia's second-best team in the AFC Cup last year, will be organising the Piala Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan (PMWP) for the third time running, this Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium in Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras.

Perak FC Coach Datuk Lim Teong Kim, Perak FC Captain Wan Zack Haikal, KL City FC Coach Bojan Hodak and KL City FC Captain Paulo Josue [L-R]

Piala Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan (PMWP) Trophy

First held in 2021 when KL City was crowned as inaugural winners, edging neighbours Selangor on penalties following a scoreless draw, the PMWP has evolved into an annual affair of the City Boys' highest profile pre-season friendly towards the start of their Malaysian League campaign. The coveted trophy made a short hop to Seremban in 2022, after the southerners ran out 2-0 victors against the severely weakened home team, then ravaged by the ill effects of the Covid-19 virus.

For this year's edition, KL City will be hosting a rejuvenated Perak side, led by the no-nonsense Lim Teong Kim (newly minted Datuk), who is into his first foray as a head coach of an M-League outfit. The match at 9.00 pm, may also see the KL-ites parading their new signings, Herlison Caion, Tchetche Kipre, Patrick Reichelt, Sebastian Avanzini, Matko Zirdum, Nazirul Naim, on loan Firdaus Saiyadi and welcome back the return of Sean Giannelli, in a bid to regain the trophy for a renewed tenure in the capital.

Away from the pitch, the action is set to be even grander than ever, with performances by artiste Dasha Logan, Selayang Hong Teck Sports Association Lion Dance acrobatic troupe, a showcase of exotic four-wheelers by Supercargang, HNDRD's sale of the Insta-famous City Boys t-shirt as well as the start of their sales discount for last season's Home & Away Regular Edition kit (from RM89 to RM67). Amidst all this, several F&B operators would be present to spice things up and whet your appetite at the 'fan walk' with their selection of fulfilling quick bites. Additionally, KL City's new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partner MAAedicare Charitable Foundation will be doing its bit for the city folks by providing free essential health screening vouchers to the first 500 fans who purchase tickets to this match. All match attendees may choose to receive free SIMpacks by ONEXOX worth RM10 inclusive of RM5 credit and 18GB of data.

Tickets for the match will only be sold physically, and go on sale at the venue (Ticket Counter B) this Saturday, from 10 am onwards, at a heavily subsidised price of RM1 per pax (strictly cash). Each transaction is limited to a maximum purchase of 5 tickets only.

For fans who cannot attend, Astro will be broadcasting this match live over their Astro Arena network on channel 801 from 9.00 pm.

See you this Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 9 pm in the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium, for the Piala Menteri Wilayah Persekutuan 2023: KL City Vs Perak!

Kuala Lumpur City FC: https://kualalumpurfootball.com/

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Hylobiz Launches its Business in Indonesia in Partnership with Accurate and Brankas, Empowers M/SMEs with Improved Cashflow and Steady Growth

JAKARTA, Feb 3, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – The partnership of Hylobiz, a Vayana group company, with Accurate and Brankas would facilitate businesses in Indonesia with connected business software, especially accounting & POS (point of sales) and connected banking services supporting them with faster collections and strong cashflow for steady business growth.

With this, M/SMEs in the Southeast Asia market will see a positive transition. Businesses will be able to digitize invoices and collections overcoming the crippling issues related to cashflow and business growth.

With Accurate, Hylobiz shares a joint vision to enable Accurate's SME customers to achieve Cashflow and Compliance automation and thereby offer Credit (Embedded Trade Finance) through partner FIs, with Accurate ERP continuing as the customers' primary application interface.

"We (Accurate) are very happy to be partnering with Hylobiz. As we enter the modern era, we believe that everything must be efficient, everything needs to be fast. Hopefully accurate as business software especially Accounting Software & POS can be a solution for SMEs customers with a takeline #Bisnisjadimudah on developing their own business," said Yosep Stephen as CEO Accurate.

With Brankas, Hylobiz shares a joint vision to enable business growth for Indonesia's SMEs with cashflow automation by leveraging Open Banking technology.

"Embedded finance is set to have a massive impact on business innovation in the coming years, and we believe the use cases today are only just the beginning. We are excited to see the increasing usage of Brankas APIs by organizations across a variety of industries in Indonesia, and share Hylobiz' vision to drive faster collections for its customers," said Husni Fuad, Country Manager Indonesia, Brankas

Digitization of receivables, collections with payment links, automated payment reminders, automated reconciliations in real-time, and smart tracking of payments are some of the top and most needed features available with connected ERP and connected Banking capability established through the synergy of the trio.

Vishal Gupta, CEO, of Hylobiz, said, "Hylobiz has been addressing the cash collections, payouts, and real-time reconciliation for the businesses across India, UAE and the USA helping 250K businesses for growth on their cashflows. With Accurate and Brankas we aim to serve b2b SMEs in Indonesia better through ZERO process change, for faster invoice collections and embedded finance for their business growth."

About Brankas

Brankas is a leading global open finance technology provider. We provide API-based solutions, data and payments solutions for financial service providers (like banks, lenders and e-wallets) and online businesses. Brankas partners with banks to build and manage their open finance infrastructure, producing APIs for real-time payments, identity and data, new account opening, remittances, and more. With Brankas' secure open banking technology, online businesses, fintech companies and digital banks can use Brankas APIs to create new digital experiences for their users. Headquartered in Singapore.

Visit website: https://www.brankas.com/

About Accurate

Accurate is a business software to help people manage, monitor, and present their business financial reports easily.

Proven by 21 years of consistency and won top brand awards consecutively for 7 years, with outstanding features that will simplify business operational processes such as preparation management processes, recording and presenting more than 200 types of financial reports automatically, tax management and reporting, integration into various applications and other business support software and many more.

Accurate has served hundreds of thousands of businesses in various industries in Indonesia as their trusted Accounting Software and POS, with easily administer, manage, and as an easy financial system known for its features completeness and operational flexibility. This has led to Accurate Is widespread acceptance by trading companies, distribution companies, contractors, and manufacturing companies. Headquartered in Tangerang Selatan, Banten .

Visit website: https://accurate.id/

About Hylobiz, a Vayana group company

Hylobiz is a Fintech serving to simplify the processes in the B2B ecosystem and is currently operational in India, UAE, and the US and is now launching in Indonesia. With its Connected ERP and Connected Banking capabilities, the unified solution simplifies invoice collections and cashflow in the B2B space and simplifies working capital access. Headquartered in Pune, Maharashtra in India.

Visit Websites: https://hylobiz.id/, https://hylo.biz/

Media contacts:

Hylobiz, Perusahaan Vayana Group
Amit Parmar – (WhatsApp) +91 83901 08989
Arkin Dumais – (WhatsApp) + 62 85882567970
Email: amit@vayana.com, arkin@hylobiz.com

Bala Subramanian – +65 8157 3627(Whatsapp)
Email: bala.subramanian@brankas.com

Cinthya W Putri – +62 81381706036
Evan Mangundap – +62 82112433117
Email: cinthya.widayanti@accurate.id, evan@accurate.id

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Dusit International appoints Makoto Yamashita to spearhead hotel openings in Kyoto, Japan

BANGKOK, Feb 2, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Dusit International, one of Thailand's leading hotel and property development companies, has appointed Mr Makoto Yamashita as pre-opening General Manager of ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Area GM – Kyoto, Japan.

Makoto Yamashita

Dusit Thani Kyoto

ASAI Shijo Kyoto

Marking an important milestone in Dusit's ongoing global expansion, the 114-key ASAI Kyoto Shijo is one of two Dusit-branded properties set to debut in Japan this year. It is scheduled to soft open in June 2023, followed by Dusit Thani Kyoto, Japan, in September 2023.

With more than three decades of marketing and operational experience behind him, Mr Yamashita has worked in corporate and property roles for renowned brands in his native Japan. This includes more than 10 years working as Assistant Manager – Marketing at the Corporate Headquarters of JAL Hotels (now Okura Nikko Hotels Japan), followed by stints leading well-known properties under Starwood Hotels & Resorts (now Marriott International) and Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts.

Among the positions he held with Starwood in Japan are Director – Global Sales (2006-2010); Director of Sales & Marketing at Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel (2010-2012); Director of Sales & Marketing at The St. Regis Osaka (2012-2016); Executive Assistant Manager at The St. Regis Osaka (2016-2017); and Cluster General Manager of Tokyo Marriott Hotel and Courtyard by Marriott Tokyo Station (2018-2020).

Prior to joining Dusit, Mr Yamashita was Area General Manager of Mori Trust Hotels & Resorts in Tokyo and Nagano. Here, he oversaw the introduction of new digital systems and operational processes that helped enhance the properties' efficiency and profitability.

As General Manager of ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Area GM – Kyoto, Mr Yamashita is responsible for spearheading the opening of ASAI Kyoto Shijo and Dusit Thani Kyoto and ensuring both properties meet their financial and operational objectives.

"I am delighted and honoured to introduce Dusit's unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality to Japan for the first time at these unique and exciting properties," said Mr Yamashita. "I look forward to leveraging my own experience, and the expertise of my team, to deliver meaningful and memorable experiences that delight our guests and customers, position each hotel for sustainable success, and set a strong foundation for Dusit's further expansion in Japan."

About Dusit International

Established in 1948, Dusit International or Dusit Thani Public Company Limited (DUSIT) is a leading hospitality group listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand. Its operations comprise five distinct yet complementary business units: hotels and resorts, hospitality education, food, property development, and hospitality-related services.

The group's portfolio of hotels, resorts and luxury villas includes more than 300 properties operating under a total of six brands (Dusit Thani, Dusit Devarana, dusitD2, Dusit Princess, ASAI Hotels, and Elite Havens) across 16 countries worldwide. The group also operates culinary schools and hospitality colleges in Thailand, plus catering companies for the education sector in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Dusit International's diversified investments in real estate development, hospitality-related services, and the food sector are part of its long-term strategy for sustainable growth, which focuses on three key areas: balance, expansion and diversification. For more information, please visit dusit-international.com

For more information, please contact:
Sureerat Sudpairak | Corporate Director of Public Relations | Dusit International
Tel: +66 (0) 2200 9999 ext. 3321 | Mobile +66 (0) 89 006 8697 | Email: sureerat.sp@dusit.com

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HKTDC Education & Careers Expo opens today

HONG KONG, Feb 2, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 32nd HKTDC Education & Careers Expo runs from today until 5 February (Thursday to Sunday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Presenting designated zones under two themes, Education and Careers, and with the overall theme of "Ride the Wave to Success", the four-day event is open to the public free of charge, serving as a one-stop platform to offer the most up-to-date information on education, training and career development opportunities.

Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, officiated at this morning's opening ceremony for the 32nd edition of the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo

Edmond Yu, Deputy Executive Director, Vocational Training Council; Stefanie Seedig, Consul General, German Consulate General Hong Kong; Sophia Chong, HKTDC Acting Executive Director; Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education of the HKSAR Government; Christile Drulhe, Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau; Thomas Gnocchi, Head of Office, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao; and Charles Ho, Assistant Director – Training, Hong Kong Institute of Construction [L-R]

The Career-themed Zones provide the latest information on a wide array of industries

Officiating at the expo's opening ceremony this morning was Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government. In her welcoming remarks, Sophia Chong, HKTDC Acting Executive Director, said: "Entering its 32nd year, the Education & Careers Expo continues to serve as a unique platform for students and jobseekers looking to connect with different institutions and employers and gain insights into the latest educational opportunities and career options. This year we welcome 700 organisations from 20 countries and regions to the expo and I wish everyone a fruitful event – and the best of luck to those seeking new opportunities."

Education-themed Zones highlight local, mainland and overseas opportunities

This year's expo presents four Education-themed Zones, including the Local Studies Zone featuring universities and post-secondary institutions that provide information on further studies, including Hong Kong Shue Yan University and the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

The Overseas & Mainland China Education Zone brings together consulate general offices, officially approved organisations, overseas universities and study centres to provide information and consulting services relating to educational opportunities in different countries and regions, including Europe, the United States, Asia and Mainland China. The Lifelong Learning Zone showcases diversified self-betterment programmes and on-the-job training courses for visitors, covering areas such as influencer or key opinion leader (KOL) training, technology education, lifestyle and language.

At the Youth Zone, visitors can get information from non-profit organisations on career planning and continuing education, and find out more about summer jobs and internship opportunities as well as full-time positions.

Nearly 3,000 job openings on offer

The expo's Career-themed Zones offer nearly 3,000 job openings. The Careers Zone hosts various professional institutions, governmental bodies and other public and private organisations to highlight a range of career opportunities. The Chamber of Food & Beverage Industry of Hong Kong, a headhunting agency that hires for hotels and restaurants, and a number of banks and insurance companies are actively seeking talents as society gets fully back to normal following the pandemic. At the Recruitment Square, recruitment platforms and employers are recruiting and interviewing candidates on the spot.

80+ events during the expo; Education-themed Days help those looking to studying abroad

More than 80 inspiring events are being held as part of the expo, offering a diverse array of educational, career and self-improvement information. The expo also offers four Education-themed Days focusing on the European Union (today), the United Kingdom (3 February), France (4 February) and Germany (5 February), with consulate offices or study centres presenting visitors with information essential to studying in these countries.

The expo also offers a series of seminars to share information on studying in the mainland and various overseas countries. Highlights include the China Education Exchange (Hong Kong) Centre's session on the "Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions 2023/24" (today) and the Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macao's seminar, "Study in the Happiest Country in the World – Finland" (today). In addition, educational institutions will introduce visitors to the international English tests that students must take in order to study abroad and offer tips on preparing for the tests (4 and 5 February).

Furthermore, representatives from the consulate offices of France, Germany, and Hungary will share information on the Working Holiday Schemes that enable young people to explore different opportunities around the world (4 February).

Four Career-themed Days dissect latest career trends and prospects

Four Career-themed Days will highlight the latest career trends through various seminars. Co-organised by the Vocational Training Council (VTC), today's VPET – Skilling Talent for the Future theme day discusses how to cultivate a new generation of innovation and technology talents, how the catering industry is working to provide fresh experiences, and the latest developments in the play education sector. Tomorrow (3 February), the GBA Opportunities theme day will look at business, employment and study opportunities in Qianhai, Shenzhen and other cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

On 4 February, the Exploring Construction Industry theme day, co-organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Construction (HKIC), will discuss how to embrace innovation and technology. Winners of the WorldSkills Competition and the Hong Kong Construction Industry Skills Competition will also be invited to share their experiences. And on 5 February, the Slasher Generation theme day will see a KOL from the beauty industry share her entrepreneurial story. In addition, there will be a discussion on whether being a slasher – someone who takes up more than one job or occupational identity – offers the freedom it suggests.

The expo will also feature a number of career development-oriented seminars with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups discussing digital marketing strategies (today) and a KOL entrepreneur sharing her career experiences (5 February). Also today, Cyberport is introducing ways to be part of the fast-growing innovation and technology industry, while tomorrow the Civil Service Bureau of the HKSAR will explain the roles of the Administrative Officer and Executive Officer grades in different departments of the HKSAR Government (3 February). On 4 and 5 February, professionals will provide an overview of recruitment details for the Disciplined Services; the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy will outline the path to becoming an aviation professional (4 February); and the Hong Kong Mediation Centre will share on how to make good use of mediation to further assist one's career development (5 February). Many more featured celebrities and experts from different industries will be on hand at the expo to share their career experiences, personal journeys and keys to success.

Expo website: https://hkeducationexpo.hktdc.com/
Activity schedule: https://bit.ly/3kUwtel
Photo download: https://bit.ly/3DCEFpZ


The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

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ONERHT Foundation charity art exhibition at Chui Huay Lim Club looks at the pursuit of excellence in Chinese painting and calligraphy

SINGAPORE, Feb 2, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – ONERHT Foundation Ltd, the corporate social responsibility vehicle of RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies (collectively, "ONERHT"), together with its co-organisers Chui Huay Lim Club and Ee Hoe Hean Club, welcomes members of the public to visit its charity art exhibition and appreciate masterful Chinese paintings and calligraphy artworks.

Held at the Chui Huay Lim Club's Heritage Hall, the exhibition presents Chinese paintings and calligraphy artworks by Hong Kong artists Mr Alfred Cheung and Mr Wong Wai Ho which are up for auction. Successful bidders of these artworks will have the option of converting the artwork into Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), merging the beautiful traditions of Chinese art with cutting edge technology for the certification of authenticity. The service is provided by AlDigi Technologies, a member of the ONERHT ecosystem of multidisciplinary professional services.

The free exhibition opens to the public from 6-8 February, between 10am-6pm. An opening ceremony will be held at 10am on Monday 6 February 2023 at the venue, and the Guests-of-Honour for the opening ceremony would be A/Prof Ho Peng Kee, Patron of ONERHT Foundation, Mr Ng Hoy Keng, President of Chui Huay Lim Club and Mr Aw Chye Wee, Chairman of Ee Hoe Hean Club.

In addition, various Chinese artworks by renowned artists Xu BeiHong (1895 – 1953), Chen Wen Hsi (1906 – 1991), Wang Zhen/Wang YiTing (1867 – 1938) and Lu Yanshao (1909 – 1993) have been lent to the organisers by Mr Yeo Eng Koon for public viewing at the exhibition. A painting by Cultural Medallion Award winner Mr Lee Hock Moh (b. 1947) will also be displayed at the exhibition.

Funds raised through the event will be used to support three local charitable healthcare institutions: Singpapore Thong Chai Medical Institution, Ren Ci Hospital and Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital. Each with its own storied history of service to the community, these three institutions serve thousands of patients every month, regardless of background, race and religion. The funds will enable the three hospitals to expand their services and facilities to support the growing healthcare needs of an ageing population.

Ms Kaylee Kwok, Chairman of ONERHT Foundation, said, "The exhibition supports disadvantaged groups and the arts, both of which are among the core pillars of the ONERHT Foundation's philanthropic mission. We welcome members of the public to visit the exhibition made possible by the efforts of our co-organisers and the generosity of our donors, sponsors and esteemed artists."

Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has with the support of its donors and sponsors been able to raise more than S$4 million for more than 24 charitable organisations.

Artists Profile

Mr Alfred Cheung is currently serving as the CEO of APTTPA Co., Ltd. and JC Food Republic Co., Ltd. As a hobby, Mr Cheung devotes himself to the study of Chinese painting art in his spare time. He started learning from Lingnan School renowned painter Rong Shu Shi from middle school, and acquired the know-how of lychee painting, landscape sketches, painting techniques of flowers, plants, birds and animals. He is especially good at painting plum blossoms.

Mr Cheung is also appointed as a director of the Japan Hong Kong Society, consultant of the Japan Hong Kong Society in Tokyo. He has also been a special lecturer for the City University of Hong Kong, giving lectures on refrigeration logistics science and also a Fukuoka MICE ambassador. He is currently a consultant for Tsuruga port as well as marketing ambassador for Fukui Prefecture in Japan and as external advisor to HK Metropolitan University.

Mr Wong Wai Ho is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong listed companies i.e. Road King Infrastructure Limited (HK Stock Code: 1098) and Hang Chi Holdings Limited (HK Stock Code: 8405). He is also Chairman of Eminent EIS International Preschool and TransTEch Limited. Since young, Mr Wong has a strong interest in Chinese calligraphy. Over the years, Mr Wong has developed his own unique style and technique and his calligraphy artwork is highly appraised.

ONERHT Foundation Ltd

A Singapore registered charity and grant-making philanthropic organisation, ONERHT Foundation Ltd enables RHTLaw Asia LLP and the RHT Group of Companies (collectively, "ONERHT") to do right and do good through various charitable endeavours.

Set up by ONERHT in 2015, the Foundation was registered as a Singapore charity by the Commissioner of Charities and a grant-making philanthropic organisation by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore on 16 September 2016 and 28 November 2016 respectively.

The Foundation seeks to establish, inspire and encourage the right philanthropic culture among the corporate and legal fraternity of giving back to the community in a focused, hands-on and meaningful manner. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than S$4 million to support more than 24 beneficiaries involved in education, the environment and sustainability, disadvantaged groups as well as the arts and sports. For more information, please visit www.onerht.foundation

For media enquiries, please contact:
Elliot Siow / elliot.siow@rhtgoc.com / +65 8375 0417

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Smart Digital Retail Philippines Moving to Another Date

MANILA, Jan 31, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Smart Digital Retail Philippines would like to extend the opportunity for sponsors, attendees and partners to join the biggest event in the Philippine retail ecosystem. Hence, we made a decision to move the event to April 13, 2023. The event will take place at the same time and venue as planned.

Smart Digital Retail Philippines will be moved to April 13, 2023 and will take place at the same time and venue as planned.

The retail sector in the Philippines has been facing challenging times in the study period, which worsened due to the sudden COVID-19 pandemic. The majority forms of physical retail, including supermarkets and convenience stores, hypermarkets, specialty stores, department stores, and other small and medium store owners around the country, are facing challenges owing to the lockdown and physical distancing measures. Due to the fear of contamination, the state of Philippine retail, and the global economy as a whole, is entering a time of both hope and uncertainty. As countries continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, there's been a concerted push to return to "normal."

To mitigate the disruption caused by this crisis, Philippine retailers need to have a window of opportunity to reinvent their customer experience to meet consumer expectations. Technology is a vital tool that will enable businesses to enhance engagement through both online and physical channels. The transition will require a shift toward a more fully integrated technology ecosystem that can evolve future value propositions. Retailers are already recognizing the importance of technology to their operations, but fully seizing the opportunity will require a distinct retail strategy that incorporates greater partnership collaboration and investment in emerging tech.

– Consumer behavior change
– Retail performance in the Philippines
– Digital commerce and omnichannel
– Overcoming disruption for resilient supply chains in the future
– The new retail experience through technology
– Retail stores: a shift to digital, experiential shopping
– New approach to workforce empowerment
– Contactless Payments & Autonomous Shopping
– Exploring the Philippine BNPL landscape
– The rise of chatbots and voice commerce
– AI, robotics, and VR will soon dominate retail: welcome to retail 2.0
– Metaverse for the future of retail

With Smart Digital Retail Philippines, we will be looking at the challenges that are impacting the Philippine retail industry to create improved consumer experiences and more efficient creation. That said, this where all the leading retail companies and technology innovators meet and brainstorm in creating a sophisticated product development and present practical solutions that enable retailers and brands to stay relevant in these difficult times, connect with decision makers and enable the creation of new business opportunities.

For sponsorship and speaking engagement, please contact management@smartdigitalretail.com or visit our event website at www.smartdigitalretail.com.

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President Joko Widodo Launches Indonesia’s 2023 ASEAN Chairmanship

JAKARTA, Jan 30, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – The Kick Off of Indonesia's Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2023 was held at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout on Sunday (29/01) morning. The event was marked by a rebana biang musical instrument struck by President Joko Widodo at the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, witnessed by thousands of people. President Joko Widodo expressed optimism that ASEAN will remain relevant, create a peaceful and stable Indo Pacific, and become a centre of economic growth.

President Joko Widodo (middle) is hitting tambourine as a sign to kick off Indonesia's 2023 ASEAN Chairmanship at Hotel Indonesia Roundabout in Jakarta, Sunday (January 29, 2023). Under his leadership, the President is optimistic that ASEAN will keep growing and being regionally and globally contributive.

The Kick Off event was a collaboration between the Jakarta Provincial Government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Coinciding with the Motor Vehicle Free Day (HBKB), the atmosphere appeared different and livelier than usual with the Nusantara Parade. The parade line-up was colourful and lively, consisting of marching bands, carnival outfits, percussion music groups, and Jakarta art groups, such as Betawi dancers and ondel-ondel. After a leisurely bike ride accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Acting Governor of DKI Jakarta, and a number of Ministers, President Joko Widodo joined the parade line in front of Sarinah, walking together towards the HI Roundabout.

The parade involved more than 500 people from various representative groups, namely Mawar Budaya group, Jakarta Music House, DKI Jakarta Paskibra, students from a number of Jakarta high schools, Altajuru music group, Firefighters and SSY. Also participating in the parade were Ambassadors of friendly countries and representatives of international organisations. The joy of HBKB was further enhanced by the presence of an entertainment stage enlivened by a number of artists, including Rara Lida, Putra Lida and Maria Callista.

The handover of ASEAN Chairmanship from Cambodia to Indonesia took place at the 42nd ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh last November 2022. Indonesia's ASEAN Chairmanship period began on 1 January 2023 and will last for a year until 31 December 2023. As one of the founding countries of ASEAN and the largest country in ASEAN, many parties rely on Indonesia to be able to make various breakthroughs and innovations in dealing with various world problems that are also faced by the region.

Through the theme of the ASEAN Chairmanship, namely: "ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth", Indonesia is determined to direct ASEAN cooperation in 2023 to continue and strengthen ASEAN's relevance in responding to regional and global challenges, and strengthen ASEAN's position as the epicentre of regional economic growth, for the prosperity of the people of ASEAN.

The kick-off was held ahead of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' meeting on 3-4 February 2023, which will take place at the ASEAN Secretariat Building, Jakarta.


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SCIB Enforces Rights to Withdraw from Project

KUCHING, MALAYSIA, Jan 27, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Civil engineering specialist Sarawak Consolidated Industries Berhad (SCIB) today announced that the Company has issued a letter of withdrawal to Kencana Healthcare Sdn. Bhd. (KHSB) for the proposed engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contracts involving a specialist hospital project located in Johor Bahru.

Group MD and CEO of SCIB, Encik Rosland bin Othman

SCIB had accepted a letter of award from KHSB dated 13 August 2021 for EPCC contracts involving the capital equipment procurement as well as the leasing concession for the procurement, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of medical equipment. SCIB and KHSB have mutually agreed to the Company withdrawing from the project.

As part of the withdrawal from the project, KHSB will reimburse under a settlement agreement, the commitment fee amounting to RM1.65 million that SCIB had paid out in two tranches. The withdrawal from the contracts will not have any material effect on the gearing, earnings per share and net assets of the Company for the financial year ending 30 June 2023.

Group Managing Director of SCIB, Encik Rosland bin Othman said, "The Company is enforcing its rights under the contracts and taking the necessary measures to protect SCIB's interests in mitigating the risks arising from the long delay or non-movement of project progress due to the uncertainties and inability to secure the necessary operator for the project. Additionally, this decision was made due to reviewing and updating our order book records to reflect the current situation."

Sarawak Consolidated Industries Bhd: 9237 [BURSA: SCIB], http://scib.com.my

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Palladium One Initiates 2023 Exploration Program and Expands the Tyko Nickel – Copper Project, Canada

TORONTO, ON, Jan 26, 2023 – (ACN Newswire) – Palladium One Mining Inc. (TSXV: PDM) (OTCQB: NKORF) (FSE: 7N11) (the "Company" or "Palladium One") is pleased to report that a high-resolution airborne magnetic survey has commenced at Tyko and that the Company has acquired an additional 4,520 hectares through staking contiguous with the Tyko Nickel – Copper Project, in Ontario, Canada (Figure 1).

Figure 1. New Tyko property position map showing various mineralized zones, multi-line VTEM anomalies and interpreted feeder dyke / chonolith structures. Background is the 2021 survey magnetic survey Calculated Vertical Gradient ("CVG"). Greyed out zones are controlled by third parties.

President and CEO, Derrick Weyrauch commented, "This low-cost strategic expansion of the Tyko property secures additional ground interpreted to host prospective feeder dykes / chonolith structures. The 2023 high-resolution magnetic survey, that is currently being flown, will incorporate these new claims and will greatly refine structures across the entire property. Results of the magnetic survey will be compiled in 3D along with a broad soil sampling / mapping program that is scheduled to start in Q2."

The new high-resolution magnetic survey is being flown by helicopter at 75-meter spacings and will comprise 4,520 line-kilometres. The survey is expected to be completed in February. The increased resolution of this survey will enable the Company to "see through the clutter" of the numerous later cross cutting diabase dykes at Tyko and improve drill targeting of the feeder dykes / chonolith structures.

Figure 1. New Tyko property position map showing various mineralized zones, multi-line VTEM anomalies and interpreted feeder dyke / chonolith structures. Background is the 2021 survey magnetic survey Calculated Vertical Gradient ("CVG"). Greyed out zones are controlled by third parties.

About Tyko Nickel – Copper – Cobalt Project

The Tyko Nickel – Copper – Cobalt Project, is located approximately 65 kilometers northeast of Marathon Ontario, Canada. Tyko is an early stage, high sulphide tenor, nickel – copper (2:1 ratio) project and currently has five known mineralized zones spanning over a 20 kilometer strike length.

Qualified Person

The technical information in this release has been reviewed and verified by Neil Pettigrew, M.Sc., P. Geo., Vice President of Exploration and a director of the Company and the Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About Palladium One

Palladium One Mining Inc. (TSXV: PDM) is focused on discovering environmentally and socially conscious Metals for Green Transportation. A Canadian mineral exploration and development company, Palladium One is targeting district scale, platinum-group-element (PGE)-copper-nickel deposits in Canada and Finland. The Lantinen Koillismaa (LK) Project in north-central Finland, is a PGE-copper-nickel project that has existing NI43-101 Mineral Resources, while both the Tyko and Canalask high-grade nickel-copper projects are located in Ontario and the Yukon, Canada, respectively. Follow Palladium One on LinkedIn, Twitter, and at www.palladiumoneinc.com.

"Derrick Weyrauch"
President & CEO, Director

For further information contact:
Derrick Weyrauch, President & CEO
Email: info@palladiumoneinc.com

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