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Malaysian celebrities battle on the Forex market in OctaFX Youtube Series

Malaysian celebrities battle on the Forex market in OctaFX Youtube Series

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media
OutReach
 – 14 September 2020 – Catch Malaysia’s most prominent
personalities in a new YouTube series, called “Trading with the
stars”. These celebs are famous in their respective industry, and each possesses
many talents. However, their wit and skills will be put to the test by trading
on the Forex market.

 

The series is
powered by OctaFX, an online broker providing Forex trading services since
2011. All episodes will be available on their YouTube channel.

 

Watch as Harris
Annuar, Yasmin Hani, fashion influencer Andre Amir; content creator Rhys
William; celebrity fitness trainer, Kevin Zahri learn the ins and outs, led by
Master Trader Gero. Many are wondering which celebrity will gain the most.

 

There are six
episodes in total, covering the basics of Forex trading and more advanced
strategies, such as risk management. With so many chances to earn, the question
is whether or not Gero can turn them into formidable traders.

 

It’s not all fun
but there are real stakes on the line! All of the generated profit and success
by the traders will be put forth to benefit a selected local charity, OctaFX
decided to donate all profits to the selected organization.

 

Here are a couple
of snippets from the first episode released, “I want to learn about Forex
as I’ve been interested in it for a while now. And I have heard stories of
people making money, and some about losses too. But to me, the urge to make
money is definitely there. So I will not pass up the opportunity to learn about
Forex.” said Andre Amir.

 

“My dream is
that at the end of this program, I will have the experience and know-how to
safely and carefully when I’m trading and at the end of the day not risk it
all. And simplify to better control my trades.” said Yasmin Hani.

 

Stay tuned for more
information regarding the triumphs of these celebs. Remember to cheer them on
since all proceeds will benefit the National Cancer Society Malaysia.

 

OctaFX YouTube channel

 

About OctaFX

OctaFX is a Forex
broker providing online trading services worldwide since 2011. It offers a
state-of-the-art trading experience to more than two million trading accounts.
OctaFX has won more than 30 awards since its foundation, including the Best ECN
Broker 2020 award from World Finance.

 

Learn more: https://www.octafx.com/

Evolution Wellness Launches Global Licensing Programme For FIRE Fitness, Asia’s Hottest Boutique Gym Brand

Evolution Wellness Launches Global Licensing Programme For FIRE Fitness, Asia’s Hottest Boutique Gym Brand

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach
– 14 September 2020 – Evolution Wellness, Asia’s leading health club operator whose
portfolio of brands also includes Celebrity Fitness and Fitness First, today
announced the launch of a competitive licensing programme for its premium
boutique gym brand, FIRE Fitness.
Established in Malaysia in 2015 by several fitness industry veterans — husband
and wife duo Dave Nuku and Tracy Minnoch-Nuku, and Rich Hutson — FIRE Fitness
enjoys a leadership position in the premium boutique segment in Malaysia,
delivering some of the most popular boutique fitness class experiences1
in the market today. There are currently four FIRE Fitness clubs — or
Firestations — in Malaysia, delivering virtual and physical proprietary classes
such as BARRE, FORCE, RIDE, STRIDE, and STRIKE.

“FIRE Fitness’s
Signature programmes are designed to deliver engaging and uplifting results-driven
fitness experiences in an intimate boutique environment. From the consistently
full classes and bookings on the waitlist in the early days of the brand until this
very day, it’s clear that we have a winning formula — from innovative programme
design and studio concepts, to the inspiring FIRE trainers and the tight-knit community
of fans we have managed to grow over the years,” said FIRE Fitness co-founder
Dave Nuku.

FIRE Fitness’s
Signature programmes are time-efficient and geared towards delivering results
while transcending various exercise modalities; 80% of Signature classes
comprise fusion classes which not only challenge the body in new ways, but also
keeps fans motivated with variety. For example, STRIDE combines treadmill
running, weight training, and body weight movement, while in a STRIKE
programme, treadmill work is replaced by boxing moves. RIDE Yoga, on the other
hand, combines thirty minutes of high intensity sprints, followed by a power
yoga segment which presents participants with the thrill of HIIT cycling and
the calmness of yoga.

“This year, we
embarked on our online offering of Signature programmes, and were pleased to be
able to attract a diverse global audience within the first month — we saw
people from as far away as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras,
India, Mexico, and the UK tuning in. This shows just how strongly the FIRE
programmes resonate around the world, which gives us tremendous confidence as
we launch our licensing programme,” he continued.

“The FIRE Fitness
licensing programme is truly unique with our entry-level yet high-quality FIRE-branded
HIIT studio ‘FIRE Revolution’ delivering a capex-light concept, which is highly
accessible to fitness entrepreneurs, while at the premium end of the spectrum,
investors in a FIRE license also have the option to open one or more
proprietary studio concepts under the same roof. For example, our downtown
Kuala Lumpur club is a three-studio outlet, delivering FORCE, STRIKE, and BARRE
programmes at the one location,” said Simon Flint, CEO, Evolution
Wellness.

“Licensees will benefit from the expertise and industry
know-how of Asia’s leading health club operator, and receive on-going support
in the form of marketing materials and workout content, among others. The FIRE Signature class innovation pipeline is strong,
and we are committed to continuing to deliver new fitness experiences to the
market, and with the look and feel of the brand being every bit as exciting
as the classes delivered on a daily basis, we can’t wait to see how the global
fitness market responds to this great opportunity,” Flint concluded.

For more information
about FIRE Fitness licensing opportunities, please contact Evolution Wellness Director
for Growth & Innovation Nad Myan (nad.myan@evolutionwellness.com)
or visit http://bit.ly/FIREFitnessInvest.  

Notes to the editor:

1.      
FIRE Fitness has received more
than 5,000 ratings on ClassPass to date, with fans giving the classes an
average rating of 4.8 stars out of 5.

2.      
Download more images of FIRE Fitness here.

About FIRE Fitness

FIRE Fitness was founded in September 2015
with the aim to help people ignite and fuel their inner motivation to lead a
rich, full life inspired by fitness. Today, FIRE Fitness enjoys a leadership
position in the premium boutique segment, delivering some of the most popular
fitness class experiences in the market today including the proprietary BARRE, FORCE,
RIDE, STRIDE, and STRIKE at their four clubs in Malaysia, known as
Firestations. Want to live a life on FIRE? Check out www.firefitness.com.my to find out how.

About Evolution Wellness

Evolution Wellness is the owner and operator of Asia’s largest
wholly-owned network of fitness clubs. Established in 2017 following the coming
together of two leading fitness brands in Southeast Asia — Celebrity Fitness
and Fitness First — we’re on a journey of growth ‘from fitness to wellness.’


Our vision is to build a comprehensive wellness ecosystem for our members
and customers, and providing a compelling range of propositions to help them
become the best versions of themselves. With a network of more than 170
properties across six countries, we’re focused on leveraging the strength of
our brands, and continuing to grow our business through continuous innovation,
expansion, diversification, with robust strategic governance.


For more information about Evolution Wellness and our portfolio brands,
please visit
www.evolutionwellness.com.


Aon and Doerscircle Partner to Provide Insurance Solutions to Entrepreneurs and Independent Workers

Aon and Doerscircle Partner to Provide Insurance Solutions to Entrepreneurs and Independent Workers

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 14 September 2020 – Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm
providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, today announced
its collaboration with Doerscircle, an all-in-one platform to source and market
insurance solutions  to entrepreneurs and
independent workers. Aon and Doerscircle aim to re-design and provide new insurance
solutions for the large, and often underserved, workforce of entrepreneurs, startuppers
and freelancers initially in Asia.

 

Shift in the future of work

 

Small and medium enterprises
(SMEs) account for two-thirds of all employment and contribute close to $200 billion
to the Singaporean economy, and start-ups and home-grown entrepreneurs continue
to drive innovation and growth. Through the
strategic collaboration, Aon and Doerscircle will develop and source commercial,
risk, and health insurance solutions that address the needs of smaller enterprises
and independent workers, enabling them to focus on growing their business instead
of spending their time and energy on understanding and managing insurance
issues.

 

Historically, processes involving insurance
have been manual, expensive and, in some cases, unavailable for individual
contributors. Aon’s collaboration with Doerscircle will allow entrepreneurs,
startuppers and freelancers to manage their risks in a convenient and seamless way.
Members of Doerscircle will have access to tailored insurance solutions through
a streamlined online process on the Doerscircle platform. Over time, Doerscircle
aims to extend these offerings to include more products and countries
leveraging Aon’s broad network, risk management expertise, and global
capabilities.

 

Addressing the needs of independent workers

 

Despite the World Bank’s recent findings
that almost 50% of the global workforce is self-employed, access and
affordability continue to be a challenge as traditional insurance plans are not
usually designed to fit the needs of the self-employed.

 

“The current business and economic
environment is changing the way people work,” said Tobias Schneider, head of
Financial Institutions and SME, Affinity Asia at Aon. “We are excited to collaborate
with Doerscircle to address the specific insurance needs of this key segment of
independent workers.”

 

“Doerscircle aims to challenge the status
quo and reshape the world for Independent Doers – entrepreneurs, startuppers
and freelancers. We strongly believe that insurance solutions should be accessible,
relevant, easy to understand and transparent. We’re thrilled that Aon has the
same vision. We’re confident that together we will set new standards in insurance
offerings for Independent Doers,” said Helle Priess, founder of Doerscircle.

About Aon

Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is a leading global professional services
firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our
50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using
proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and
improve performance.

 

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Aon on Twitter and LinkedIn.  

Stay up to date by visiting
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Sign up for News Alerts here.

About Doerscircle

Doerscircle
is an All In One Entrepreneur Platform offering tools and solutions rethought
for and tailored to the needs of Independent Doers — entrepreneurs, startuppers
and freelancers. Doerscircle empowers Independent Doers to succeed by saving
them time and money on solutions, providing them with free benefits and
connecting them to a global community.

COVID-19 Prompts Tang Prize Laureates to Examine New Challenges Facing Sustainable Development

COVID-19 Prompts Tang Prize Laureates to Examine New Challenges Facing Sustainable Development

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 11 September 2020 – To explore issues complicated by the
coronavirus, including sustainable development, climate change and
environmental protection, the Tang Prize Foundation and National Tsing Hua
University will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters’ Forum for Sustainable
Development, taking place at 4p.m. (GMT+8) Taiwan time, on September 21.
Livestreamed on the Foundation’s website (https://www.tang-prize.org/en/week.php?cat=94)
with Chinese and
English settings available, this forum features several Tang Prize laureates
who, though unable to travel to Taiwan due to the pandemic, will deliver their
speeches, take part in roundtable discussions and answer the audience’s
questions via videoconferencing. This special organization is not only to
reflect how the pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we used to live but
also to show the Foundation’s determination to provide a platform for people
around the world to have serious conversations on topics closely related to
sustainable development and thus to become more alert to possible dangers
caused by mankind’s disregard of ecological balance.  

 

Economic development, environmental
conservation, and social justice are the three pillars of sustainable
development, at the core of which is ecological conservation, the main theme of
this forum. In addition to the moderator, President of Taiwan’s Academia Sinica
Dr. James Liao, and the keynote speaker, 2020 Tang Prize winner in Sustainable
Development Dr. Jane Goodall, three previous Tang Prize laureates will also
contribute their professional opinions. They are Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former
director-general of the WHO, Dr. James Hansen, director of the Program on
Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions in the Earth Institute at Colombia
University, and Prof. Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Edward A. Frieman Endowed
Presidential Chair in Climate Sustainability in UC San Diego. Moreover, Prof.
Huey-Jen Jenny Su, president of National Cheng Kung University, and Prof.
Chia-Wei Li from the Department of Life Science at National Tsing Hua
University will serve as panelists. These experts will take us through problems
magnified during the pandemic, such as social and economic inequalities,
climate change, and the relationship between humans, animals and nature, all of
which will have profound impact on sustainable development.      

 

In her speech,
“Ecological Conservation and Sustainable Development of Human Society: The
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic,” Dr. Goodall will elaborate on how animals and
species have been forced to move away from their usual habitats because of
mankind’s exploitation and disrespect of nature. This could create situations
where species that normally wouldn’t be in touch at all end up coming into
contact with one another, or animals go into cities in search of food. The
current pandemic is thought to have started because we traffic and sell
wildlife in markets, making it easier for a pathogen to jump from an animal to
a human.

 

Thrown into a global health emergency, we
have witnessed how our lives have been disrupted and how our wisdom and
responses to crises have been put to test. Therefore, the Tang Prize Foundation
cordially invite you to join us in this forum and learn about the masters’
insight as to how to realize sustainable development under these trying
circumstances.

 

About Tang Prize

Dr.
Samuel Yin, chairman of Ruentex Group, founded the Tang Prize in December of
2012 as an extension of the supreme value his family placed on education.
Harkening back to the golden age of the Tang Dynasty in Chinese history, the
Tang Prize seeks to be an inspiring force for people working in all corners of
the world. For more information on the Tang Prize and its laureates, please
visit www.tang-prize.org

Dear Crypto, I’m all in. Love, Poker. Crossover Poker Players Are Winning Big in Crypto Trading

Dear Crypto, I’m all in. Love, Poker. Crossover Poker Players Are Winning Big in Crypto Trading

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 11 September
2020 – Poker players who cross over to cryptocurrency trading are seeing
astounding success out of the gate — for example, a trading team comprised of
poker players and captained by poker star Mike McDonald placed in the top three
in the recently concluded World Series of Trading (WSOT). A total overlay prize
pool of $1.27 million in cryptocurrency was paid out to the winners of the
inaugural edition of the global crypto trading competition powered by Bybit, in which 135 teams and 12,368
participants joined from around the world.

Poker star McDonald (pictured center) commented, “A lot of poker players
are good at making financial decisions while limiting the role that emotion
plays — that would be one of the skills that transfers particularly well to
trading. There will be times when crypto prices will hit the roof or post
massive dips. Do you follow the herd or stick to your own strategy? Just like
in poker, the choice is yours. Jump tables or stick to yours and play the game
skillfully.”

Poker is a game that tends to reward
strategic thinking, mental endurance and emotional resilience — traits that
happen to work equally well for crypto trading. Practiced with discipline,
these traits can very well generate desirable results in both fields. Here
are some of the common traits of winning poker players and profitable crypto
traders:


  • Make +EV Decisions: Trading strategy deals
    with risk/reward ratio, similar to how poker players make expected value
    calculations for each hand when they consider whether to bet, check, call,
    raise or fold.
  • Don’t Go on Tilt: The calm and
    imperturbable demeanor synonymous with poker players tends to help them during
    volatility, when they are able to think and trade without giving in to
    impulses.
  • Hand Selection: In poker, just like in
    crypto trading, you can’t play your cards randomly. You have to understand the
    situation, process the chances of winning, and decide whether you want to fold
    or play further. Read the charts like you would interpret the body language of
    your opponent, and plan your next steps based on what is favorable to you.
  • Bankroll Management: Even the best poker
    player or crypto trader can go through a lean spell. Knowing how to manage the
    money in your account is essential, to ensure that you always have funds
    available to trade effectively.

Bybit CEO Ben Zhou noted, “If you’re
a beginner in crypto trading, the gurus will advise you to research thoroughly
about the types of crypto assets, not putting all your eggs in one basket, and
trading per your risk appetite and bankroll management needs. It’s similar to
how a beginner in poker would typically study the game: up skill, start with
low-level stakes and take calculated risks while devising strategies that suit
them best. Similarly, we have been putting a lot of our energy into educational
content where we show our clients how to properly manage risks and perform
technical analysis.”

The WSOT is a major global trading
competition powered by Bybit, one of the fastest growing cryptocurrency
derivatives exchanges, with more than a million registered users. The global
event is open to traders worldwide where Bybit’s platform is available. The
ranking system of WSOT is based on the profit/loss ratio, regardless of trading
volume, thus paving a level playing field for all participants. The next
edition of WSOT is expected in 2021.

About Mike McDonald

Mike McDonald (born Sep 11, 1989) is a star poker player.
McDonald is the youngest person to win an event on the European Poker Tour
(EPT) and the youngest person to win an event on the Epic Poker League (EPL).

Mike is now involved with Betshares/PokerShares,
facilitating novelty bets on many niche products including WSOT. He has been
involved in Bitcoin since 2014.

About Bybit

Bybit is a
cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform established in March 2018. The
company is registered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and provides online
trading services to individual retail clients as well as professional
derivatives traders.

For more
information please visit: https://www.bybit.com/

For updates, follow Bybit’s social platforms on Twitter and Telegram.

Spackman Entertainment Group’s #ALIVE Number One on Netflix Globally

Spackman Entertainment Group’s #ALIVE Number One on Netflix Globally

  • Produced by the Group’s indirect wholly-owned
    subsidiary, Zip Cinema, #ALIVE topped the movie chart on Netflix globally
    on 10 September 2020
  • Starring Yoo Ah-in of
    Spackman Media Group, and Park Shin-hye, #ALIVE ranked #1 in 35
    countries around the world, based on viewership in Singapore,
    Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, India, France, the
    United States, etc.
  • Following #ALIVE, Zip Cinema’s upcoming
    film, BROKER, to be headlined by Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won and Bae
    Doona and directed by Japanese film director, Kore-eda Hirozaku

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 11 September 2020 – 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, wishes to announce that
#ALIVE, produced by the Company’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Zip
Cinema Co., Ltd. (“Zip Cinema“), attained #1 position on Netflix
internationally, following its theatrical run in Korea.

 

According to FlixPatrol, which
records the daily updated Video On Demand (“VOD“) charts for 211
streaming platforms in 83 countries worldwide, #ALIVE took the first
position on the global chart of TOP Movies on Netflix in the World on
September 10
[1].

 

#ALIVE ranked #1 in 35
countries around the world based on viewership in Singapore, Thailand, Hong
Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Russia, India, France, the United States, etc[2].
The film premiered internationally on Netflix on 8 September 2020.

 

Starring top leading actor Yoo
Ah-in of UAA&CO Inc., a subsidiary of the Group’s associated company
Spackman Media Group Limited (“Spackman Media Group“), and superstar
actress Park Shin-hye, #ALIVE previously crossed the 1 million ticket
sales within five days of its theatrical release and maintained its #1 position
at the Korean box office for three consecutive weeks. 

 

In Korea, #ALIVE
achieved the top ranking in VOD sales since the first day of its
post-theatrical release on 28 July 2020 in Korea[3],
taking the #1 position at top IPTV channels including KT’s Olleh TV and Digital
Cable TV Home Choice, as of 4 August 2020.

 

#ALIVE is based on an
original scenario by Hollywood writer Matt Taylor, who produced the American
documentary series, SMALL BUSINESS REVOLUTION: MAIN STREET.

 

The film relates the story of
isolated survivors of a city under lockdown that gets out of control as a
consequence of a sudden spread of an unknown infection. UAA’s Yoo Ah-in of DEFAULT
(2018), BURNING (2018) & VETERAN (2015) shall play the role
of Joon Woon, a gamer who survived by himself and becomes disconnected from the
rest of the world. Park Shin-hye of MEMORIES OF THE ALHAMBRA (2018), THE
DOCTORS
(2016) & THE HEIRS (2013) takes on the role of Yoo Bin,
another survivor who relies on her own survival skills throughout the extremely
challenging situation in the city.

 

The film is distributed by
Lotte Entertainment and directed by Jo II Hyung.

 

For more information on #ALIVE
and its official trailer, visit the Group’s website at https://spackmanentertainmentgroup.com. #ALIVE
is currently being screened on Netflix at https://www.netflix.com/title/81240831.

 

Following #ALIVE, Zip
Cinema’s next major, with the working title, BROKER, to be headlined by
leading Korean actors Song Kang-ho, Gang Dong-won and Bae Doona and directed by
celebrated Japanese film director, Kore-eda Hirozaku, is scheduled to commence
filming in 2021.

 

With BROKER, Zip Cinema
is aiming to produce its fourth consecutive commercially successful film, after
the release of #ALIVE (2020), CRAZY ROMANCE (2019) and DEFAULT
(2018).


[1] FlixPatrol, https://flixpatrol.com/top10/netflix/world/2020-09-10, TOP Movies on Netflix in
the World on September 10, 10 September 2020

About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited

Spackman Entertainment Group
Limited (“SEGL” or the “Company“), and together with its
subsidiaries, (the “Group“), founded
in 2011 by Charles Spackman, is one of Korea’s leading entertainment production
groups. SEGL is primarily engaged in the independent development, production,
presentation, and financing of theatrical motion pictures in Korea. According
to Variety, Korea was the world’s fourth largest box office market in 2019,
behind only North America, China and Japan.   

The
Group also invests into and produces Korean television dramas. In addition to
our content business, we also own equity stakes in entertainment-related
companies and film funds that can financially and strategically complement our
existing core operations. SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore
Exchange Securities Trading Limited under the ticker 40E.

 

Production Labels

 

SEGL’s wholly-owned Zip Cinema
Co., Ltd. (“Zip Cinema“) is one of
the most recognised film production labels in Korea and has originated and
produced some of Korea’s most commercially successful theatrical films,
consecutively producing 10 profitable movies since 2009 representing an
industry leading track record. Recent theatrical releases of Zip Cinema’s
motion pictures include some of Korea’s highest grossing and award-winning
films such as CRAZY ROMANCE (2019), DEFAULT (2018), MASTER
(2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), COLD EYES (2013), and ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012). For more
information on Zip Cinema, do visit http://zipcine.com   

SEGL also owns Novus Mediacorp
Co., Ltd. (“Novus Mediacorp“), an
investor, presenter, and/or post-theatrical distributor for a total of 79 films
(58 Korean and 21 foreign) including ROSE
OF BETRAYAL
, THE OUTLAWS and SECRETLY, GREATLY, which was one of the
biggest box office hits of 2013 starring Kim Soo-hyun of MY LOVE FROM THE STARS, as well as FRIEND 2: THE GREAT LEGACY. In 2012, Novus Mediacorp was also the
post-theatrical rights distributor of ALL
ABOUT MY WIFE
, a top-grossing romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema. In
2018, THE OUTLAWS, co-presented by
Novus Mediacorp broke the all-time highest Video On Demand (“VOD“) sales records in Korea. For more
information on Novus Mediacorp, do visit 
http://novusmediacorp.com   

The Company owns a 100% equity
interest in Simplex Films Limited (“Simplex Films“) which is an early
stage film production firm. Simplex Films has the
following films in the pipeline namely, A BOLT FROM THE BLUE, IRREVOCABLE
PROMISE
and OUR SUPERSTAR K.

The
Company owns a 100% equity interest Take Pictures Pte. Ltd. (“Take Pictures“) which has a line-up of several films including STONE SKIPPING,
GUARDIAN
(working title) and the co-production with Zip Cinema for THE PRIESTS 2.


The Company owns a
100% equity interest in Greenlight Content Limited which is mainly involved in the business of
investing into dramas and movies, as well as providing consulting services for
the production of Korean content.

The Company owns a 20% equity
interest in The Makers Studio Co. Ltd., which plans to produce and release four
upcoming films, the first of which will be THE ISLAND OF THE GHOST’S WAIL,
a comedy horror film.

Our films are theatrically
distributed and released in Korea and overseas markets, as well as for
subsequent post-theatrical worldwide release in other forms of media, including
online streaming, cable TV, broadcast TV, IPTV, video-on-demand, and home
video/DVD, etc. We release all of our motion pictures into wide-theatrical
exhibition initially in Korea, and then in overseas and ancillary markets.

 

Talent
Representation

 

The Company holds an effective
shareholding interest of 43.88% in Spackman Media Group Limited (“SMGL“). SMGL, a company incorporated in
Hong Kong, together with its subsidiaries, is collectively one of the largest
entertainment talent agencies in Korea in terms of the number of artists under
management, including some of the top names in the Korean entertainment
industry. SMGL operates its talent management business through renowned
agencies such as MSteam Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Son Ye-jin, Lee Min-jung, Ko
Sung-hee), UAA&CO Inc. (Song Hye-kyo, Yoo Ah-in, Park Hyung-sik), Fiftyone
K Inc. (So Ji Sub, Ok Taec-yeon), SBD Entertainment Inc. (Son Suk-ku), and Kook
Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Ji-young). Through these
full-service talent agencies in Korea, SMGL represents and guides the
professional careers of a leading roster of award-winning actors/actresses in
the practice areas of motion pictures, television, commercial endorsements, and
branded entertainment. SMGL leverages its unparalleled portfolio of artists as
a platform to develop, produce, finance and own the highest quality of
entertainment content projects, including theatrical motion pictures, variety
shows and TV dramas. This platform also creates and derives opportunities for
SMGL to make strategic investments in development stage businesses that can
collaborate with SMGL artists. SMGL is an associated company of the Company.

The Company owns a 100% equity
interest in Constellation Agency Pte. Ltd. (“Constellation Agency“). Constellation
Agency, which owns The P Factory Co., Ltd. (“The P Factory“) and Platform Media Group Co., Ltd. (“PMG“), is primarily involved in the
business of overseas agency for Korean artists venturing into the overseas
market. The P Factory is an innovative marketing solutions provider
specializing in event and branded content production. PMG is a talent
management agency which represents and manages the careers of major artists in
film, television, commercial endorsements and branded entertainment.

 

Strategic
Businesses

 

The
Company owns a 100% equity interest in Frame Pictures Co., Ltd. (“Frame Pictures“). Frame Pictures is a leader in the movie/drama
equipment leasing business in Korea. Established in 2014, Frame Pictures has
worked with over 25 top directors and provided the camera and lighting
equipment for some of Korea’s most notable drama and movie projects including ITAEWON
CLASS
(2020), HOW TO BUY A FRIEND (2020), KIM JI-YOUNG, BORN 1982
(2019), FOUR MEN (2019) and ASADAL CHRONICLES (2019). 

Previously, Frame Pictures was
also involved in GIRL COPS (2018), MALMOI (2018), SUITS (2018),
MISTRESS (2018), LIFE (2018), LIVE (2018), MONEY FLOWER
(2017), SWEET REVENGE (2017), BAD GUYS 2 (2017), THE
LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA
(2016) and VETERAN (2015).

We also operate a café-lounge
called Upper West, in the Gangnam district of Seoul and own a professional
photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd.

 

For
more details, do visit http://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/  

 

A New Player to AIoT Game: TECNO Debuts AIoT Strategy with Smart Audio and Smart Wearables New Launches, and First 5G CPE with Ultra High Speed at Industry Best Price

A New Player to AIoT Game: TECNO Debuts AIoT Strategy with Smart Audio and Smart Wearables New Launches, and First 5G CPE with Ultra High Speed at Industry Best Price

NAIROBI, KENYA – Media OutReach – 11 September 2020 – TECNO, a global premier smartphone and
smart device brand, today debuted its strategic
launch of TECNO Smart AIoT ecosystem strategy, marking TECNO’s strategic
expansion of its business portfolio to AIoT area. Riding on its unique
strengths and resources, as well as its accumulated market insights in emerging
markets, TECNO is committed to bringing customers the most desirable AIoT
products and smart connection solutions with best quality at competitive price.

 

Looking at the quick evolution
into 3G/4G and even 5G era in emerging markets, TECNO unveils a forward-looking
“1+N” AIoT strategy with a customer-oriented obsession, wherein “1” means that
customers shall be taken as the core; “N” means N types of living
scenarios the customers will experience which includes home interconnection,
commerce, education, travel, sport, leisure, entertainment and more in their
current and future life. Along with the strategy launch, TECNO also brings a ranges
of new products including smart audio, smart wearables and first smart routing
solution of 5G CPE with
ultra high speed.

 

“We have constant investment and dedication
to our long-term commitment to global emerging markets, with AIoT being one of
TECNO’s strategic priorities in next few years. Standing at
the revolutionary
point into a new smart living era, we understand consumers’ real needs to high-quality
smart products at competitive price, and we have great confidence and unique
advantages to provide consumers there with more visionary and desirable mobile solutions.” Stephen HA,
General Manager of TECNO Mobile commented. 

 

AIoT is increasingly becoming more
mainstream globally including emerging markets, leading human into a more
connected future and lifestyle. According to IDC, by 2025, there’s projected to
be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices. While, in emerging markets like Latin
America, Middle East and Africa, performance to price ratio is an important
factor that cannot be ignored, according to GFK research.

 

TECNO’s First 5G CPE: Ultra high speed, compatible of 3G/4G/5G and highly cost-effective

 

The launch of TECNO 5G CPE will be a game changer to innovate the
broadband connections in global emerging markets, especially in African
counties.

With the introduction of 5G, the ecosystem will continue to grow at a
much faster rate as 5G will enable the connection of every object, person and
machine. It benefits multiple areas includes smart home, intelligent medical,
agriculture, transportation, finance and industrial networking of things. With
these scenarios being part of TECNO’s “1+N” strategy, the release of 5G CPE plays
the prominent role.

 

In addition, being aware of the low popularity of optical network and
incomplete infrastructure versus high network connection cost in emerging
markets especially in African markets, TECNO 5G CPE brings an innovative
network connection solution which enables ultra-high speed and compatibility,
efficient data exchange while extremely low connecting cost to end users. This
will put TECNO at very advantageous position to become one driving force behind
construction of the end-user network connectivity infrastructure with local
carriers. Right now, TECNO has just announced its 5G CPE available and target
to work with main carriers to gradually cover several emerging markets- the
pilot markets will be South Africa, Thailand and Russia, the future markets
will cover Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Morocco, Myanmar,etc.

 

Competitive Strength of 5G CPE

  • Ultra-high Speed & Compatibility– With the super speed of 5G, TECNO 5G CPE
    can truly realize the ‘Triple-Gigabit’ network speed. For example, users can
    download a movie within only 4 seconds with the 5G network. In terms of
    compatibility, the SA&NSA dual networking makes 5G/4G/3G all compatible.
    The high-performance dual-core processor of TECNO 5C CPE can also realize super
    strong WIFI coverage.
  • High Cost-effectiveness- With market price more than half of other
    brand’s 5G CPE under similar excellent product performance, TECNO 5G CPE shows a
    remarkable price advantage compared with other industry players. With TECNO 5G
    CPE, more enterprises and households can get access to truly wireless
    ultra-fibre broadband experience in the near future, making information
    transmission much easier, super cost-effective and more efficient.

TECNO Introduced A Range of Smart Audio and Smart Wearables to
Accelerate AIoT Ecosystem’s Development

 

Bearing the real market
reality and consumer demand in mind, TECNO aims to build the foundation of the
AIoT ecosystem by providing comprehensive product categories and accelerate
smart devices and smart connection developments with focus on the mostly
expected top two categories of ‘personal + home’ in the near term.

Most Recently, TECNO announced new devices of TWS HiPods
H2, Smart Watch and Smart Band under the product development philosophy of
‘simply extraordinary’, bring refreshing, smart connecting and convenient
experience to their everyday life. 

 

TECNO Audio Products — TECNO has launched HiPods H2 True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth
Earbuds in July in global emerging market. It boasts with the latest TWS
technology, providing smart connectivity, strong durability, pure stereo sound
effect and sleek designs, bringing extraordinary ‘WIRELESS’ audio experience to all ears.

  

TECNO Smart Wearables — TECNO smart watch (TECNO Watch 1) and smart band (TECNO Band 1) will
also be unveiled soon in global emerging markets, aiming to be the ideal
portable mate of consumers for sports, leisure and daily life. Both the smart
watch and smart band features the ultra-long battery life, health management
functions including heart rate variation detection, sleep quality monitoring,
the special function of 24-hour smart temperature monitoring and abnormal
temperature alarm which aims to provide necessary alert to users’ daily health
monitoring under the current situation of Covid-19.

 

In the near future, TECNO will be introducing more cool and stylish
smart devices, ranging from Bluetooth- related products (TWS, headphones,
speakers), MBB products (MIFI, CPE) , to smart home gadgets, empowering
consumers with excellent smart devices using experience under the era of smart
connection. 

 

Avnet Introduces 96Boards ON Semiconductor Dual Camera Mezzanine for Fast Prototyping

Avnet Introduces 96Boards ON Semiconductor Dual Camera Mezzanine for Fast Prototyping

Allows design and system engineers to develop embedded vision applications with camera sensor modules at a much lower cost of entry

 

PHOENIX, US – Media OutReach – 11 September 2020 – Leading
global technology solutions provider Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) today introduced the 96Boards ON
Semiconductor Dual Camera Mezzanine development and prototyping platform for
the AP1302 imaging processor coupled with dual imaging camera modules. This
platform will enable design and system engineers to create cost-effective
embedded vision applications utilizing industry-standard technologies.

The
two Imager Access System (IAS) camera modules that ship standard on this
Mezzanine use the AR0144 monochrome digital image sensor from ON Semiconductor.
The AR0144 is a 1-megapixel Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) sensor
(1280 horizontal by 800 vertical resolution) and will run at 60 frames per second
at full resolution. Its innovative global shutter pixel design is
optimized for accurate and fast capture of moving scenes while producing clear,
sharp digital images. The ability to capture clear images is critical for
applications such as scanning, industrial inspection and drone navigation.

 

By using the 96Boards standard, this card can easily enable
low-latency vision system prototyping by leveraging the many capabilities of the
Xilinx Ultra96-V2 platform.

 

“This prototyping platform is specially created for design
engineers, system engineers and suppliers to focus on IoT vision, AI and computer
imaging applications,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of products and emerging
technologies, Avnet. “It simplifies the complex process of developing
applications with imaging sensors. In addition, Avnet has matched this card
with our Ultra96-V2 to provide a very high performance, cost effective AI
vision platform.”

 

The platform utilizes MIPI and the camera serial interface (CSI2)
standardizations which are specifications of the MIPI Alliance. The MIPI-CSI2
specification defines the interface between the image sensors, ISP and a host
processor, and is widely used for high-speed communications output from image
sensors in most embedded systems.

 

The API 1302 image co-processor from ON Semiconductor performs image
processing functions within the platform, including turning, configuration and
calibration of the sensors. These processing functions also help to reduce
design efforts of developing an embedded camera system. The AP1302 interfaces
the sensors and the host processor using MIPI-CSI2 lanes.

 

The IAS image sensor module interface from ON Semiconductor helps
solve this problem and enables:

 

1) Simplified camera system design: A single, standardized
interface helps to quickly connect the imaging module to the processing board,
such as the 96Boards Mezzanine.

2) Shorter lifecycle: Solution decreases time to market by
enabling low-touch design.

3) Lowered learning curve: Prior imaging system expertise is not
required since IAS is a plug-and-play solution.

 

The purpose of the standardized IAS interface is to help any embedded
vision system or board designer to gain access to all compatible image sensor
modules.

“By combining the readily available ON Semiconductor image
sensor-based IAS modules with the capability and flexibility of the AP1302 ISP,
we have enabled manufacturers to easily prototype designs using the industry
standard 96Boards format,” said Gianluca Colli, vice president and general
manager, Consumer Solutions Division of the Intelligent Solutions Group at ON
Semiconductor.

 

The Avnet-designed 96Boards ON
Semiconductor Dual Camera Mezzanine development and prototyping platform comes
with two IAS sensor modules and an AP1302 imaging co-processor. It is available today
in the Americas, EMEA, APAC and Japan for $199
(USD). Learn more about
the kit.

 

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to
reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of
semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy
efficient, power management, analog, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity,
discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company’s products help engineers solve
their unique design challenges in
automotive,
communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense
applications
. ON Semiconductor operates a
responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, a robust
compliance and ethics program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales
offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe and
the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit
http://www.onsemi.com. Follow @onsemi on Twitter.


About Avnet

Avnet is a global technology solutions provider
with an extensive ecosystem delivering design, product, marketing and supply
chain expertise for customers at every stage of the product lifecycle. We
transform ideas into intelligent solutions, reducing the time, cost and
complexities of bringing products to market. For nearly a century, Avnet has
helped its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative
possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnet at www.avnet.com.

 

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Taiwan’s Tang Prize Foundation collaborates with the National Taiwan University to stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters’ Forum on the Power of Civil Society for Realization of the Rule of Law

Taiwan’s Tang Prize Foundation collaborates with the National Taiwan University to stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters’ Forum on the Power of Civil Society for Realization of the Rule of Law

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 10 September 2020 – In the advent of challenges posed by critical
issues such as climate change, global pandemics and social justice, what can
civilians in the modern era, those without power and resource, do to help? To
look into this question, the Tang Prize Foundation, in collaboration with
National Taiwan University, will stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters’ Forum for
Rule of Law from 10:30 to 13:00 (GMT+8), Taiwan time, on September 21. Three
non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that jointly won the 2020 Tang Prize in
Rule of Law, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association, Dejusticia: the
Center for Law, Justice and Society, and The Legal Agenda, will speak on the
topic, “Exploring the Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the
Contemporary Civil Society,” sharing their experience of mobilizing the civil
society to facilitate the application of law and to change the world for the
better. 

 

These three awardees are praised for
utilizing strategic litigation, education and advocacy to advance legal
institutions and protect socially vulnerable populations, in the milieus where
the foundations of rule of law are under severe challenge. The Foundation hopes
this Forum will be an opportunity for members of modern society who have long
been concerned about public issues, including civil servants, experts and
social advocate groups, to get together and get a deeper understanding of how
these three organizations tap into the potential of civil society, and combine
academic research and social activism to further the rule of law.   

 

Also taking part in this Forum are leading
advocates for the rule of law in Taiwan: Robin J. Winkler, former president of
Environmental Jurist Association, Mei-Nu Yu, former chairperson of the
Awakening Foundation, Clarence Chou, chairman of Taiwan Association for Human
Rights, and Lucas Wang, chair of the International Cooperation Team of the
Judicial Reform Foundation. They will be exchanging ideas with the Laureates
about the dedicated work in the field they have been conducting over the years.

 

Hosted by Dr. Jiunn-rong Yeh, chair professor
of National Taiwan University, this Forum features not only speakers and
panelists of diverse backgrounds and specialties, but also former Tang Prize
Laureates in Rule of Law, including former Justice of the Constitutional Court
of South Africa, Albie Sachs and former Special Representative for
International Migration for the United Nations, Louise Arbour. Both will offer
their insightful observations on the vital functions the NGOs can perform and
the problems they are confronted with. 

 

Recent stringent restrictions and regulations
imposed by the governments to contain the COVID-19 outbreaks have become some
of the most imminent challenges the NGOs around the world have to respond to.
In addition to defending the fundamental rights of the marginalized groups, the
NGOs have to prevent governments from disguising means to expand administrative
power as measures against the pandemic, at the expense of individual liberty.
At this critical period of time, we cordially invite you to join us in this
Forum, to give voice to the people and to the environment we reside in
collectively, to examine the “new normal” in the age of COVID-19, and to view
different communities with different values and capabilities in the contemporary
society from a new perspective.  

 

To watch a 1-minute video about this year’s
Masters’ Forums, please click on https://reurl.cc/d5xKr8.
For more information about the forum, please visit https://www.tang-prize.org/en/week.php?cat=94.

About Tang Prize

Dr. Samuel
Yin, chairman of Ruentex Group, founded the Tang Prize in December of 2012 as
an extension of the supreme value his family placed on education. Harkening
back to the golden age of the Tang Dynasty in Chinese history, the Tang Prize
seeks to be an inspiring force for people working in all corners of the world.
For more information on the Tang Prize and its laureates, please visit www.tang-prize.org