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Health2Sync Strategically Partners with Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare in Asia’s First Government Supported Online Diabetes Care Program

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TAIPEI, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ –Taiwanese startup Health2Sync announced their strategic partnership with Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) in bringing online diabetes care nation-wide.

Since September 2016, MOHW and Health2Sync together have enabled more than 30 hospitals and clinics to provide real-time tracking and immediate feedback to patients. Health2Sync’s hardware-agnostic software reduces the cost and time to administer remote diabetes care significantly, enabling diabetes care to scale quickly and effectively.

While Taiwan has been viewed as having comprehensive social health coverage, diabetes and its complications have always been costly to Taiwan’s National Health Insurance. By using Health2Sync’s industry-leading Patient Management Platform and automated care functionality, care providers can support patients to effectively control diabetes on a large scale, and benefit the overall health system as well through reduced hospital visits and related expenditures. For patients, risk of long-term complications can be reduced through proper medication regimen and self-management while maintaining a high quality of life.

“To extend the principles of diabetes shared care service, and to allow patients and care providers to battle diabetes together, we want to leverage digital technology and data analytics to provide patients and care providers a mobile App and web management platform that can raise the effectiveness of diabetes management,” said Hsiu-Mei Chen, Section Chief, Department of Nursing and Healthcare, Ministry of Health and Welfare. “Through this, we want to motivate patients to self-manage, merge online and offline resources, and enable comprehensive care for diabetes!”

“We commend this initiative taken by MOHW,” said Ed Deng, Co-Founder and CEO of Health2Sync. “Health2Sync is excited to be assisting one of the best diabetes care programs in the region, scaling it through technology, and we hope to build on this experience to bring similar models to other countries in Asia.”

Diabetes is recognized as the fastest-growing health problem in the world. Globally, diabetes affects at least 415 million people and over half of them are in Asia. Health2Sync is building similar management programs with partners in Japan, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Dr. Wayne H-H Sheu, Chair of International Diabetes Federation, Western Pacific Region commented, “Digital tools that help personalize treatment strategies for each patient enable precision medicine to come into play in the unrelenting challenge of diabetes.”

Dr. Jason S-T Tu, President of Taiwanese Association of Diabetes Educators commented, “While empowering patients is critical, we are constantly seeking tools and methods to further equip diabetes educators. What MOHW and Health2Sync have done is the first step to closing the loop of patient self-monitoring and providing feedback.”

Earlier this year, Health2Sync has also launched blood pressure and weight tracking, in offering patients a complete picture when it comes to self-monitoring and management.

About Health2Sync

Founded in 2013, Health2Sync provides a comprehensive health management platform for people with diabetes. Its products combine mobile, cloud, and data analytics, enabling patients to obtain personalized care, and allows care providers and family to care for patients remotely. With the largest network of clinics and hospitals, it is the leading solution in Asia that brings an effective yet scalable solution to diabetes management.

More Info: https://www.health2sync.com/
Health2Sync App: http://app.health2sync.com/h2sync

Press contact:
Jenny Kao
+886-2-8797-6661 ext.109
pr@health2sync.com

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SOURCE Health2Sync

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October 20, 2016 at 6:21 pm

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Indonesia: A Revolution in Energy Production

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Semen Indonesia, the nation’s largest cement maker, has achieved major savings in its operating costs by replacing coal with natural waste as fuel for electricity generation (husks and shells from tobacco, cashew and coconut production). As a result, Semen Indonesia’s costs of revenue dropped 2% year-on-year in the first half of this year to Rp 7.5 trillion – US$ 577.5 million (Source: Jakarta Post).

RE&EE Indonesia
RE&EE Indonesia
The resource mix in the country is also changing. Prices for solar power modules have fallen 70% in the past six years. Wind power costs have dropped 58% in the past five years. Battery prices have fallen approximately 14% annually since 2007 (Source: Energy Manager Today.) Therefore, renewable energy has become a concrete, affordable, clean and reliable alternative for corporates and private users in Indonesia willing to secure stable electricity delivery at fixed prices.

In fact, unlike historic industry shifts that have been spurred by policy, these major technological advances and savings are occurring largely despite policy, because the transition leads to great improvements in cost cutting, energy efficiency, reliability, and environmental protection.

To join the discussion on all developments in this industry in the country sign up for Renewable Energy Indonesia, the only trade show in Indonesia addressing exclusively Renewable Energy, which will be held at the Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran, on 29 to 31 March 2017. The exhibition, organized by UBM plc, aims to be a platform that brings together professionals, investors and stakeholders with a sharp and exclusive focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency in order to exchange knowledge, best practices, resources and information.

Conference, seminars, workshops, debates and exhibitors’ presentations will add into the mix, and will complement the 3 days together with a business matchmaking platform.

ABOUT UBM

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 32 offices and 1,300 staff.

UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organizer Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.

Contact Person: Ivan Ferrari
Phone Number: +62 21 2930 5959 ext 138
Email: ivan.Ferrari@ubm.com

Contact Person: Budi Sutrisno
Phone Number: +62 21 2930 5959
Email: budi.sutrisno@ubm.com

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Source: Renewable Energy Indonesia – UBM Indonesia
Related Links:
http://www.renewableenergyindonesia.com

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October 20, 2016 at 3:06 pm

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Tata Communications Honoured with the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific Managed Unified Communications Services Provider of the Year Award

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Tata Communications has been recognised for a strong performance of its managed unified communications (UC) portfolio of services in the APAC market and has clinched the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Managed UC Services Provider of the Year award.
Frost & Sullivan hosts the ‘Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific Best Practices Awards’ annually to identify outstanding industry achievements in the past year by companies in the local and regional APAC market through its in-depth analysis and coverage of these industries. This year, the ceremony was held at the Conrad Centennial Singapore on Oct 13th.
The Asia-Pacific Unified Communications & Collaboration (UCC) market is growing steadily at a CAGR of 5.2% and presents a US$9.1 billion opportunity by 20201. Also, given the rise in the mobile workforce globally expected to hit 1.2 billion by the end of this year2, there is a constant demand from organisations to deploy a seamless communication and collaboration solution. Tata Communications is a strong contributor to the APAC market that caters to these needs via its holistic UC portfolio which is underpinned by the company’s global network and therefore has the ability to scale and provide global coverage at extremely low costs.
Frost & Sullivan attributes Tata Communications’ vision and the strategy aimed at the local Asia-Pacific market to this achievement. Stating about the performance of the organisation’s UC portfolio in particular, Ms. Zi Ning Chong, Research Analyst, Digital Transformation, Asia-Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said “Amongst all the offerings under the Tata Communications’ UC umbrella, Jamvee™ has received a special recognition within the APAC business circle. Businesses based in this market use this cloud-based multi-platform conferencing tool very effectively to video communicate with peers and their customers across the globe. Tata Communications has definitely implemented a comprehensive growth strategy in Asia-Pacific.” Tata Communications continues to expand its unified communications (UC) portfolio with the rise in demand from enterprises and service providers. The recent additions in the portfolio are Global SIP Connect, InstaCC Global™, Hosted Lync and Click2RTC™ services.
Ms. Chong further pointed out to Tata Communications’ new and existing partnerships with the local data centers that have enabled the organisation to grow its portfolio and mitigate the data security and sovereignty concerns simultaneously. “The company has established several important partnerships and strategic investments to consolidate its market position in Asia-Pacific,” she added. Some strategic partnerships in Asia-Pacific include Singapore Technologies Telemedia, Pacific Link Telecom and NEXTDC (in Australia).
Excited about the award, Anthony Bartolo, President, Mobility, IoT & Collaboration Services, Tata Communications added “Over the years, we have strengthened our UC portfolio of services globally to help organisations realise the full potential of a connected world. Tata Communications’ recognition by Frost & Sullivan in the APAC market in particular is a testament to the strength of our UC product portfolio and the robust sales structure that brings these offerings to our customers in this market. We will continue to grow this business even further by providing an open and fully customisable foundation for all the current and future UC offerings.”

[1] http://ww2.frost.com/news/press-releases/internet-things-heralds-new-it-services-opportunities-2016-says-frost-sullivan/
[2] http://www.technavio.com/report/mobile-workforce-solutions-market
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.
For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?
http://www.frost.com
About Tata Communications
Tata Communications Limited (CIN no: L64200MH1986PLC039266) along with its subsidiaries (Tata Communications) is a leading global provider of A New World of Communications™. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.
The Tata Communications global network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks and a Tier-1 IP network with connectivity to over 240 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, as well as nearly 1 million square feet of data centre and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications’ depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services and leadership in global international voice. Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India.
http://www.tatacommunications.com

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October 20, 2016 at 12:37 pm

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Bask in the Festivities with the ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade(TM) 2016

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-The third edition of Singapore’s only Christmas Boat Light Parade will light up the waters again on 26 November 2016.
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore, Asia’s finest marina club, presents the third edition of the ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade™, which will be held on 26 November 2016 (Saturday).

An initiative by ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore, the ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade™ showcases the Club’s commitment to growing the yachting lifestyle in Singapore. The parade will see a flotilla of approximately 25 boats and will attempt to enter the Singapore book of records (http://singaporerecords.com) as the “Largest Parade of Decorated Boats”.

During the parade, parade boats will be decked in festive lights and decorations and set sail towards the Sentosa Boardwalk, passing by many landmarks on Sentosa Island, including Siloso Beach, Fort Siloso and Resorts World Sentosa before reaching Sentosa Boardwalk, in front of Harbourfront and Vivo City where the judging will take place.

One boat from each of the six categories with the most original and creative decoration based on the theme will win attractive cash prizes totalling over $18,000.

Boaters keen to take part in the parade can register with ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore at boatparade@one15marina.com. A participation fee of $100 (excluding GST) per boat applies. The registration fee includes two tickets to the Awards Ceremony and Closing Party on 26 November 2016, which will be held at the Club, and a set of lights as starter kit for the participants. Registration closes on 1 November 2016 (Tuesday).

For non-boat owners, charter boats are available for the parade. To charter a yacht to participate, contact ONE15 Luxury Yachting at +65-6305-9676 or email sales@one15luxuryyachting.com.

Members of the public may watch the parade along the Sentosa boardwalk or the VivoCity boardwalk from 8.30pm onwards on 26 November (Saturday).

Other terms and conditions apply. The ONE15 Christmas Boat Light Parade Trademark, logo, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) are registered Trademarks of ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore.

AWARD CATEGORIES:

BEST OF SHOW

$3,000 (One Winner Only)

POWER BOAT

90 Ft. & Over

$2,000 (First Prize), $1,000 (Second Prize)

51 Ft. to 89 Ft.

$2,000 (First Prize), $1,000 (Second Prize)

32 Ft. to 50 Ft.

$2,000 (First Prize), $1,000 (Second Prize)

31 Ft. & Under

$2,000 (First Prize), $1,000 (Second Prize)

SAIL BOAT

89 Ft. & Under

$2,000 (First Prize), $1,000 (Second Prize)

PROGRAMME (subject to confirmation closer to event date):

Time

Activity

8.30pm

First craft arrives at HarbourFront Cruise Bay

9pm – 9.30pm

Judging at Sentosa Boardwalk

9.30pm

Last craft departs HarbourFront Cruise Bay

10.15pm

First craft arrives at ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore

11pm

Last craft arrives at ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore

9.30pm till late

Awards Ceremony and Closing Party at ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore

About ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore

Since its inauguration in 2007, ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore, is the winner of several international accolades including the Outstanding Hospitality Award at the Helm Magazine Singapore Yacht Show Awards 2013, Five-Time Winner of Asian Marina of the Year (2009, 2012 – 2014, 2016), and the prestigious FIVE Gold Anchor Award. The Club also has the honour of hosting upscale international yachting events including the Clipper 2013 – 14 Round the World Yacht Race, the Volvo Ocean Race 2008/09, Asia Superyacht Conference 2009 – 2011, Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference 2012 and 2013, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 – 2016 and the Singapore Yacht Show 2011 – 2016. Located in Sentosa Cove, the prime leisure district of Singapore, ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore, features a beautiful marina of 270 berths with facilities to accommodate mega yachts of up to 200 feet. The well-appointed clubhouse encompasses world-class facilities including fine restaurants and bars, luxurious suite rooms, a modern spa, a well-equipped gymnasium, a members’ lounge and kids’ playroom as well as conference and meeting rooms. Evoking the glamour and elegance of Monte Carlo, ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore, is Asia’s most desired waterfront leisure destination.

Source: ONE15 Marina Sentosa Cove

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October 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm

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Asia’s first Elevator World Tour culminates with Hong Kong-based start-up taking home US$120,000 in investment

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Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (“HKSTP”), in partnership with STARTUPFEST, concluded the first Asia stop of the Elevator World Tour™ on 13 October at Hong Kong’s tallest skyscraper, the International Commerce Centre (“ICC”). Unfazed by height and the three rounds of competitive pitching, Orii, a wireless audible solutions start-up from Hong Kong was chosen the winner by a panel of 12 professional investors and took away US$120K investment funding to develop the presented ideas into a full-fledged business.
The success of the event in Hong Kong, as well as the city’s start-ups in the competition, can be attributed both to the unique and vibrant local tech ecosystem and the diversity and quality of the home-grown start-up projects. In the competition where 90 per cent of the participating start-ups were from Hong Kong, the contestant composition was extremely diverse, from software and hardware, robotics, IoT, big data, to materials, wearables, biotech and fintech.
Attending guests from around the world also witnessed again the unique edges of Hong Kong as a scale-up hub for young technology companies to grow its business. Through the stories of the incubation journey of the contestants, Hong Kong has proved itself again as a city with rich talent and resources across various aspects that are essential to business development. Everything from tech developers to logistics experts can easily be found locally, coupled with the comprehensive support from the public and private sectors, as well as its ease-of-access to the Pearl River Delta manufacturing hub.
Hong Kong is the ideal scale-up hub for technology start-ups
At the event, Phillipe Telio, Founder and President, STARTUPFEST, said: “Looking at the city through the eyes of an outsider, I see Hong Kong as a city that is perfect for a wide variety of tech start-ups to launch their breakout product or to grow their business. Judging from what I have seen throughout this event, the applicants and contestants today, Hong Kong start-ups have what it takes to compete on the global level. Hong Kong has unique advantages such as its close ties with China, logistics capacity, as well as easy access to funds and investors, making it an ideal hub for start-ups to scale up their operations for the long run. Hong Kong has a bright future ahead of it as a ‘scale-up’ hub – a place where start-ups come to grow beyond the seed stage. I am excited about its prospects.”
Andrew Young, Chief Commercial Officer, HKSTP, commented: “The Elevator World Tour has provided a great opportunity for budding local start-ups to have a taste of pitch presentations. We are very pleased at the success of the event and hope the event could inspire more people, in particularly those who are on the fence, to join the tech scene and find their success with us. HKSTP and the HKSAR Government provide myriad support that start-ups will find useful as they look for a helping hand to transform their napkin sketch into a business. Hong Kong would make a proper home for any technology start-up – if you’re working on a start-up idea, consider calling Hong Kong home,”
Elevator World Tours are pitching competitions organised around the world in the best cities for start-ups, with an aim to connect the best start-ups with interested investors. The Asia-first Elevator World Tour in Hong Kong was co-organised by STARTUPFEST and HKSTP. The event received over 400 applications. 90 per cent of the participants were from Hong Kong while non-local contestants competing in the event included teams from Taiwan, mainland China, United States, Canada and France.
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About STARTUPFEST and the Elevator World Tour™
The Elevator World Tour™ (http://www.elevatorworldtour.com) travels to the world’s most active startup cities, and the world’s most impressive elevators, connecting entrepreneurs and investors around the globe. The Tour is a spinoff of the International Startup Festival (http://www.startupfest.com), Canada’s largest Startup event for entrepreneurs, and investors that brings over 4,000 people from 20 countries together each year.
About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.
Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.
Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long.
More information about HKSTP is available at http://www.hkstp.org.

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October 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm

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Natural8 (www.Natural8.com) Officially Signs Kitty Kuo, Xuan Liu And Dong Kim as Members of “Team Hot” and Xiao Chung as a “Friend of Natural8”

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Natural8 (www.Natural8.com) recently announced the signing of well-known poker pros Kitty Kuo, Xuan Liu and Dong Kim as members of their elite pro team known as “Team Hot”. Kitty, Xuan and Dong are well respected members of the global poker community and will work hand in hand with Natural8 to promote the brand globally. “Team Hot” will be making appearances throughout the live tournament circuit as well as on Twitch.tv where they will be streaming while playing poker on http://www.Natural8.com.
Besides the members of “Team Hot”, Natural8 has also signed Chinese professional poker player Xiao Chung as a “Friend of Natural8”. Xiao Chung is a well-known Chinese poker pro and poker commentator who has a significant influence and large follower base in the Chinese poker community. As a renowned poker pro and commentator, Natural8’s Xiao Chung will be providing poker lessons on China’s major broadcasting platforms, sharing real-time cash game and tournament strategies and thought processes with internet participants, helping players improve their game and at the same time encourage the participation of new Texas Hold’em players. Natural8 believes that this strong partnership will greatly help Natural8’s expansion in the mainland Chinese market, rapidly increasing brand awareness.
Natural8 poker is currently trending in the Asian region, with its player base growing daily. The online poker platform offers 24-hour cash games and poker tournaments across a variety of stakes, suitable for all kinds of players. Natural8 has received an amazing response from players in Singapore, mainland China, Taiwan and many other countries within the region, thanks to its well developed software, fun games and great customer service. Thanks to Natural8, players can enjoy the adrenaline and excitement of poker anytime, anywhere.
Natural8 Ambassador Profiles
Kitty Kuo
Kitty Kuo needs no introduction, she is one of Asia’s top female poker players and In 2009, she won the Red Dragon Cup and simultaneously claimed the first APOY (Asian Player of The Year). She also championed the Asian Global Poker Index rankings in 2013, and in 2016 joined the Global Poker League (GPL) as a member of Team San Francisco Rush.
In 2016, Kitty signed with the international online poker company, Natural8.com, as team leader for their team of pros known as “Team Hot”. Her current accumulated winnings exceeds 1.2 million USD and she has achieved great results in the recent WPT, APPT, EPT, WSOP and other international events. Among her major final tables are the EPT Barcelona High Roller, Aussie Millions Main Event, WSOP Shootout bracelet event, Hollywood Poker Open Main Event and WPT Malta Main Event.
Kitty is well travelled, brash, bold and highly regarded as one of Asia’s top poker players even in the western community. She has received strong influences and guidance from the best players in the world, determined to improve her game and share her knowledge in Asia in order to develop and improve the Texas Hold’em scene in the region.
Xuan Liu
Xuan Liu is a Canadian born Chinese and a University of Waterloo graduate. She is also a famous female poker pro in the international poker community. In 2011 she finished third in the EPT San Remo Main Event, whereas in 2012, she finished 4th in the PCA main event, making a pair of successful accomplishments in her resume, winning more than 1.6 million USD in lifetime tournament cashes. In the online poker realm, Xuan is no slouch either by amassing cashes of over $560,000 in online tournaments as well.
In 2016, Xuan together with Kitty appreared on the poker themed reality tv show Girls Got Game, which follows eight dynamic female poker pros as they compete in both Macau and Las Vegas. Soon after filming ended, Xuan joined Natural8 as a member of “Team Hot” and actively streams her poker games on Twitch.tv under XuanLiu when she is not travelling for live poker events. She is also a respected poker coach in Canada. We will definitely be seeing more of the sweet-smiling Xuan Liu in the Asian poker scene in the near future!
Dong Kim
Dong Kim is an American born Korean professional high stakes online poker pro, and is known as one of the best Heads-Up (HU) players in the world. In 2015, he won the SCOOP $20,000 USD HU event, which is one of the most difficult and competitive online tournaments in the world. He also played a 15,000 hand HU challenge against fellow online poker pro Nick Frame (TCfromUB), successfully beating him for a hefty $103,992 along with the $15,000 side bet. His stellar performance in the challenge further solidified his position as a top pro in the online poker world. In 2015, Dong Kim along with Doug Polk, Bjorn Li and Jason Les – four of the top HU players in the world won a collective $732,713 worth of virtual money off Claudico, the Artificial Intelligence-infused poker bot created by Carnegie Mellon University.
Dong recently joined Natural8’s “Team Hot” as one of their elite pros and is heavily optimistic on his views about the growth of the Asian poker scene. Dong will be making more appearances in the Asian live poker circuit, so keep an eye out for that Natural8 patch!
Xiao Chung
The Chinese born poker pro Xiao Chung picked up the game in 2012 and before he knew it, he was crushing NL2000 ($10/$20) cash games online. While studying in the USA, he emerged as the winner out of 910 players in the series organised by The Venetian in Las Vegas. That’s when Xiao Chung first felt his passion for the game come alive. At the same time, he was actively uploading high stakes poker commentary videos on Youku, gaining a fan following from poker enthusiasts. His final table commentary videos on Youku received an amazing response and high view rates as well. Moreover, Xiao Chung has also had success in MTTs, winning many Sunday tournaments online proving his high level of skill. Since then, he has been actively participating in Chinese and International poker events. At the end of 2015, he participated in the Beijing Poker Cup Main Event alongside 1,764 participants and took down the one million RMB grand prize, further expanding his circle of influence in poker.
After signing with Natural8, Xiao Chung will continue to be active in major live tournaments and actively promote the platform. He will continue to socialize with players by sharing poker tips and strategies to improve the overall standards of poker within the Chinese poker community.
Xiao Chung will represent Natural8 for the first time in the WPT National China event hosted in Sanya in late October. Look out for Xiao Chung who will be sporting the Natural8 team patch while participating in the tournament. The event boasts a 8.88 million yuan guaranteed prize pool, with the winner taking home 1.5 million yuan.

About http://www.Natural8.com
Introduction
Natural8 is one of Asia’s most popular online gaming platforms, offering interesting and innovative games like Fortune Spin as well as immersive social interaction, aiming to provide players with a rich playing experience. Every week, Natural8 organizes a wealth of MTTs and satellites to major Asian live events. Players pick Natural8 because they know that it is difficult to obtain the same quality of experience in other poker rooms.
Multi-platform
It is very easy to get started in Natural8. You can download games from your Windows PC (Mac support coming soon) and mobile phone (iOS and Android). http://www.Natural8.com provides everything you need to know about how to get involved in the games. With access to all games through different platforms, players will be able to experience the fun anytime and anywhere.
Ecosystem (Most Important)
The differentiating factor of Natural8 compared to other providers is that our poker platform is geared towards a recreational platform. Natural8.com’s players will be able to fit into an ecosystem of like-minded players to play against and have fun. This is why we are favoured amongst recreational players, and is also why Natural8 will continue to be the best choice for players in times to come.
Best Customer Service Team And Fast Dealing Methods
Natural8’s customer service team is available 24 hours at your service. Just send us an email, private message or be in touch with our customer service through live chat and we’ll respond as fast as we can.
Fully Licensed Platform
Natural8 is a fully licensed company based in the Philippines operating in full compliance with all legal requirements. It is free for players to join and there are no hidden fees. In fact, we encourage you to participate in our free rolls, especially if you’re not familiar with poker.
For more information, please email support@natural8.com
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October 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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Median Group Inc. Announces Private Placement of 100,000,000 of its Shares

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Median Group Inc. (OTC Market ticker: CHMD), a telecommunication and financial technology company (“Median”), today announced a private placement of 100,000,000 of its common stocks to Getthiss Innovation Sdn. Bhd. (“Getthiss”) to signify its strategic collaboration with an independent marketing platform provider in Malaysia.
Standing L-R: Ahmad Shukri Abdul Ghani (Median), Michael Teh Hooi Leong, Zahisham Kamaruzaman and Shahril Hishamuddin (all from Getthiss) Sitting L – R: Shazilan Dahalan (Median), Muhammad Dzulnun Huraira and Hisyamudin Supian (all from Getthiss)
“We have found a strategic shareholder who brings in a strong network of members that could potentially expand our market reach beyond our traditional market segment. We are currently at the advanced stage of discussion with Getthiss, and we hope that we will be able to work together in successfully going forward,” stated Andrew Hwan Lee, President of Median. “We are pleased to have found a strong partner who will play an important role in the distribution of our products and services in Malaysia through their extensive distribution platform.”
Mr. Lee continued, “I am grateful to our shareholders, investors and partners who have stood by us during this challenging time. We are excited with this new development and will continue to expand our business offering, and hence work towards increasing shareholders’ value.”
About Median Group Inc.
Median Group Inc. aims to become a leading mobile service and technology provider focusing on mobile communications and applications, financial technology and services (“fintech”) in addition to digital market place to closed-group communities. The Company’s mission is to best serve the community through building digital technology eco-system. Median is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
For more information about Median, please visit: http://www.mediangroupinc.com.
About Getthiss Innovation Sdn. Bhd.
Getthiss Innovation Sdn. Bhd. is an independent advertising platform provider which emulates the business concept and model of web-based advertising systems in the likes of Facebook, Alibaba, Amazon, Lazada and not to mention the localized version namely Mudah. In addition, Getthiss offers a rewarding opportunity for professionals and entrepreneurs to create an income stream from advertising packages in the company. With its strategic business investment, Getthiss aspires to position itself as a telecommunication services provider under its own branding through white label, to deploy its own electronic distribution platform for managing its telco packs and reloads and a payment gateway provider.
Its related company, Getthiss (M) Sdn Bhd is promoting a range of halal certified organic skincare and cosmetic products through a network marketing channel to cater to its growing members. With this partnership, its members will benefit greatly from the new value added services offered by the company. “We believe the partnership between Getthiss and Median Group Inc. will enhance our image and provide our members with the confidence to grow the network further; and we are looking forward for a successful and rewarding business relationship with Median”, proclaimed Mr. Muhammad Dzulnun Huraira, the Founder of Getthiss Innovation Sdn Bhd.
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October 20, 2016 at 11:48 am

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UNESCO-awarded Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong Was Voted As ‘Asia’s Leading Heritage Hotel 2016’

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — UNESCO-awarded Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong has been voted as ‘Asia’s Leading Heritage Hotel 2016’ in World Travel Awards™. This prestigious honour was presented in the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016 to recognise the hotel’s commitment to excellence that has been demonstrated in the last 12 months.

UNESCO-Awarded Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong was voted as ‘Asia’s Leading Heritage Hotel 2016’ at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony on 15 October 2016 in Danang Vietnam, Iris Wong, Project Committee Member of Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation representing the Project to receive the honour.
UNESCO-Awarded Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong was voted as ‘Asia’s Leading Heritage Hotel 2016’ at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony on 15 October 2016 in Danang Vietnam, Iris Wong, Project Committee Member of Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation representing the Project to receive the honour.

World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel tourism and hospitality industry. It is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. World Travel Awards™ is voted by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, and the award ceremony was held at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam on 15 October 2016.

“We are grateful to learn that Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong was voted as the Asia’s Leading Heritage Hotel by the industry professionals, this accolade is a great encouragement to us. We will continue our efforts in promoting heritage conservation and sustainable tourism,” said Mr Daryl Ng JP, Director of Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation Limited.

Initiated and operated as a non-profit social enterprise by Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation Limited (HCF), Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong is one of the six projects under Batch I of Hong Kong SAR Government Development Bureau’s ‘Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme’. Graded as a Grade II historic building by Hong Kong Antiquities Advisory Board in 2010, the 114-year-old colonial architecture had been transformed successfully from the Old Tai O Police Station to a nine-room heritage boutique hotel surrounded by lush greenery.

Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong has dedicated effort to both hardware conservation led by architectural consultants, interior designers and landscape experts to conserve extensively the Old Tai O Police Station’s original architecture and significance, as well as the software conservation by engaging the Hong Kong community, overseas travellers, conservation enthusiasts harmoniously at large while enhancing social and economic opportunities provided by the conserved heritage boutique hotel. As a non-profit social enterprise, all proceeds of the Hotel deducting operational costs would go to support heritage conservation and the Tai O community.

Since its opening in February 2012, the hotel has received over 920,000 visitors to date and hosts Open House Event annually. This November, the Open House Event will be complemented with the first-ever ‘Wedding Interlude @ Tai O Heritage Hotel’ to be held on 4 and 5 November 2016, showcasing the hotel as an ideal seaside wedding venue to all weds-to-be, who are looking for a ‘hidden-gem’ to stage their dream wedding ceremony, lunch reception or dinner banquet.

The award is the latest international honour received by the hotel. In addition to the 2015 Sustainable Hotel Award — Sustainable Destinations’ by the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), it has received a total of 21 accolades, recognising its devotion in heritage conservation, service excellence, corporate social responsibility and eco-tourism.

About Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong (www.taioheritagehotel.com)

Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong, graded as a Grade II historic building by Hong Kong Antiquities Advisory Board, was revitalised from the Old Tai O Police Station, a history-steeped building that dates back to 1902. It is now home to nine colonial-style rooms, a Heritage Interpretation Centre and a glass-roofed open view restaurant Tai O Lookout. Since its opening in February 2012, the Hotel has received over 920,000 visitors. As a non-profit social enterprise, Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong is committed to engaging the public in bolstering Tai O’s local economy, achieving synergy with local communities, and promoting heritage conservation, tourism and green living.

About Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation Limited (www.hkheritage.org)

The Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Foundation is a non-profit organisation set up by the Ng Teng Fong family in March 2008. The primary objectives of the company are to revitalise and maintain heritage buildings, as well as to promote the conservation and appreciation of heritage and historic places and their importance in community life. The organisation’s management team has solid experience in heritage revitalisation and has previously participated in a number of heritage projects in Singapore, including The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Waterboat House, Clifford Pier and Far East Square.

Tai O Heritage Hotel Hong Kong
Address: Shek Tsai Po Street, Tai O, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 2985 8383 Fax: (852) 2985 8881
Email: info@taioheritagehotel.com
Website: http://www.taioheritagehotel.com
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October 20, 2016 at 10:11 am

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TUTC Voted ‘Asia’s Leading Luxury Camping Company’ at World Travel Awards 2016

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The Ultimate Travelling Camp (TUTC) was off to a winning start at the 23rd Annual World Travel Awards, awarded ‘ Asia’s Leading Luxury Camping Company’, at a dazzling gala ceremony hosted by InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam . This is TUTC’s first nomination and win at the most prestigious awards program in the travel industry, voted for by guests and industry professionals.
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Speaking on the occasion, Rajnish Sabharwal , COO, TUTC said, “It is an honour to have been recognised as ‘ Asia’s Leading Luxury Camp’ at the highly coveted World Travel Awards. This is an incredibly special award for TUTC as it recognises our efforts to offer travellers unique and outstanding crafted experiences, amidst highest levels of luxury.”
“As glamping pioneers in India , we feel very grateful that our endeavour to create a segment for niche luxury travellers resonates with our guests and industry experts on a global level. This award further strengthens our commitment in offering out-of-this-world experiences to the discerning traveller and bringing out the best that India has to offer in the luxury landscape,” he added.
The World Travel Awards is considered by many as the ‘Oscars of the Travel Industry’ that celebrates excellence in global tourism. The ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities within the travel and tourism industry, attended by the who’s who of the travel industry.
TUTC’s nomadic super luxury camps in Thiksey and Diskit in Ladakh and Kohima in Nagaland not only introduces guests to different adventures in the backdrop of mesmerizing landscapes but also offer immersive experiences that celebrate the culture, festivals, food, sports and indigenous identity of the region. The Chamba camps in Ladakh ensure patronage to various aspects of the Ladakhi and Buddhist way of life. Similarly, the camp at Kohima aims to revive, protect and preserve the richness and uniqueness of the 16 tribes native to Nagaland. Visit us on http://www.tutc.com to know more.
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write to us on chaitra.shetty@tutc.com or info@tutc.com

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October 20, 2016 at 9:02 am

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