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AI Math-Solver App QANDA Launches QANDA Live Class in Indonesia
AI Math-Solver App QANDA Launches QANDA Live Class in Thailand
SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Seoul-based edtech startup Mathpresso announced its launch of QANDA Live Class in Thailand. QANDA Live Class is an in-app feature that provides live-streaming classes from the nation's top-rated teachers. QANDA Live Class offers real-time interactions with the top-rated teachers in the country. QANDA Live Class is a new feature on 'QANDA,' a mobile app that enables students of all levels to receive instant solutions and 1-on-1 support from some of the world's top-university tutors. Users can take a photo of a math problem, upload it to the app, and then its AI-based optical character recognition scan will find and solve it in five seconds. Accessible through the QANDA app, QANDA Live Class allows users to ask questions real-time through comments and get answered immediately by teaching assistants. Teachers include some of the best-rated instructors, such as Chulalongkorn and Mahidol University alumni and an education YouTuber with over 2m views. To enable educational access for more students around the country, they teamed up with Mathpresso to provide quality classes through a mobile platform. After the company launched the Thai service in August 2020, QANDA reached no.1 on Thailand's Google Play Store Education Chart within just a week. This chart score marks Thailand the fastest country to top the chart for the platform, in comparison to Japan and Vietnam that took four and three months respectively. Other services on the chart include global educational apps such as Google Classroom and Photomath. The number of Thai users reached 550K - roughly 16% of the nation's K-12 population with mobile devices. With the strong traffic growth and presence among Thai students under their belt, Mathpresso introduced QANDA Live Class to the Thai and Indonesian versions first. "With the spread of COVID-19 showing no sign to stop, we've now entered the global era of live-streaming classes, for both public and private education," said Joyce Choi, Global Director of Mathpresso, "We'll create various opportunities for commercialization by connecting them with our platform QANDA." QANDA is available to download at https://bit.ly/3ds0fPM. More information about Mathpresso can be found on www.mathpresso.com/en. About Mathpresso With the mission to provide most effective education for all, Mathpresso develops the world's leading learning platform, QANDA, an AI math-solver app that allows students of all levels to receive instant answers and customized learning sources at zero or minimal cost. Recognized for its technological advances, Mathpresso was selected as Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia 2020, national representative of Google AI for Social Good APAC event in 2018, and guest speaker at AWS Public Sector Summit ASEAN in 2019. Since 2015, Mathpresso has raised $55 million from investors including Legend Capital, SoftBank Ventures Asia, and Samsung Ventures. Headquartered in Seoul, Mathpresso has offices in Tokyo and Hanoi. About QANDA QANDA, which stands for 'Q and A,' is a mobile app that allows students of all levels to receive instant answers and customized learning sources at zero or minimal cost. QANDA recognizes text and mathematical formulas in a photo with optical character recognition (OCR) technology. Supported by over 1.1 billion solution data and a self-developed search engine, QANDA provides solutions to a student's question with high accuracy. QANDA provides quality education for anyone at any time and anywhere, giving access to qualified tutors from the world's top universities. QANDA has over 5.7 million monthly active users in over 50 countries. The app currently offers 7 languages – Korean, English, Spanish, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Thai. Related Links :https://mathpresso.com/?lang=en
Leading K-Study with the blockchain technology, Dain Leaders launches the digital tracking platform for international students
Manual processes of international student admissions to online SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As untact business has spread due to COVID19, more international students are demanding a tracking system that allows them to apply for admissions online. However, many are complaining about the limitations of the existing processes. Leading K-Study with the blockchain technology, Dain Leaders launches the digital tracking platform for international students Kim (36), an official handling international student admissions at College A in Korea, is spending too much time reviewing an increasing number of application forms from international students for authenticity. On the other hand, Linhuei (18), a student from Ho Chi Minh, has recently gained interests in the Korean Wave and decided to study in Korea. She wants to know more about the Korean colleges and culture, but it is hard for her to find accurate information. 'Digital tracking system' has opened up a new horizon for the fast-growing K-Study. Dain Leaders, a Blockchain edutech specialist of Korea, has announced the release of a digital tracking platform based on Blockchain. Dain Leaders is an edutech specialist with technology that leads untact education for educational institutions and companies in Korea and abroad and launches this year a system for students to track their own history and apply for admissions online. Dain Leaders joined the Blockchain proof of concept (PoC) project of the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) to test the technology for stability and credibility of data on the platform for commercial application later this year. The biggest benefit of the digital tracking platform for international students is that it can save time and cost. International students who wished to apply for a college in Korea had to prepare the same packet of application forms every single time and pay the application fees redundantly. The digital tracking platform is embedded with the smart contract tool, so they can apply for several colleges using the verified documents. School officials who had to process all application packets manually can use the convenient and efficient online systems and save space without the paperwork. In addition, the application packets cannot be forged or altered by certain individuals or groups as they are recorded on the Blockchain network to ensure credibility and security. "We will continue to improve the service to save and manage on the Blockchain network all the transcripts, degrees, and resumes of international students, so they can use their records while studying in Korea and when finding jobs after graduation," said the spokesperson of Dain Leaders. For more information, you can visit Dain Leaders' official website. (http://www.dainleaders.com/) Related Links :http://www.dainleaders.com
iHuman Inc. to Report Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results on December 2, 2020
BEIJING, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- iHuman Inc. (NYSE: IH) ("iHuman" or the "Company"), a leading childhood edutainment company in China, announced today that it will report its unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020, before U.S. markets open on December 2, 2020. The Company's management will hold a conference call on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (9:00 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong time on the same day) to discuss the financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows: International: 1-412-317-6061 US: 1-888-317-6003 Hong Kong: 800-963976 Mainland China: 4001-206115 Singapore: 800-120-5863 England: 08082389063 Passcode: 5728482 A telephone replay will be available two hours after the conclusion of the conference call through December 9, 2020. The dial-in details are: International: 1-412-317-0088 US: 1-877-344-7529 Passcode: 10149624 Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this conference call will be available at https://ir.ihuman.com/. About iHuman Inc. iHuman Inc. is a leading childhood edutainment company in China that is committed to transforming learning into a fun journey for every child. Benefiting from a legacy that combines a strong educational foundation and decades of experience in childhood education with cutting edge technology and an outstanding reputation for original entertainment content, iHuman provides children with unique, interactive, and entertaining learning experiences. The Company's comprehensive suite of innovative and high-quality products and services caters to the educational needs of kids at school and at home, both online and offline, and covers diverse subjects, including Chinese learning, English, mathematics and critical thinking, literacy and reading, Chinese culture, STEM and other subjects. iHuman's line-up of highly effective edutainment products and services include interactive and self-directed learning apps, as well as learning materials and smart learning devices. With solid pedagogy, deep understanding of children's education and psychology, as well as advanced technology capabilities in gamification, AI/AR technologies, and big data analysis, iHuman believes it will continue to provide learning experiences that are both educational and fun for children in China and all over the world through its integrated suite of childhood edutainment products and services. For investor and media inquiries, please contact: iHuman Inc. Ms. Jung ChangPhone: +86 10 5780-6606E-mail: email@example.com Christensen In ChinaMr. Eric YuanPhone: +86-13801110739E-mail: Eyuan@christensenir.com In USMs. Linda BergkampPhone: +1-480-614-3004E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Related Links :http://www.ihuman.com
Championship of the 6th 'Internet +' Competition Came to a Successful Conclusion
BEIJING, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As reported by CRIOnline, recently, championship of the 6th China International College Students' 'Internet +' Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition came to a successful conclusion in South China University of Technology. After three sections consisting of project roadshows, guest reviews and voting by 150 professional panels at home and abroad, six projects were final winners of the event, including one champion, two runners-up and three second runners-up. A project on measuring industrial chains through Internet satellite submitted by Beijing Institute of Technology was crowned with the championship. the 6th China International College Students’ ‘Internet +’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition The two runners-up projects were brought by Tsinghua University and Xiamen University. The Tsinghua team, by coordinately optimizing performance of chips and algorithms, designed a type of ultra-low power AI chip for industrial IoT use cases, thus helping solve problems in data management and migration. The MEMS pressure chip developed by the team of Xiamen University can be used in various fields such as aerospace, transportation, energy resource, industry, consumption, and electronics. Three projects were recognized as second runners-up. "JetPack MAI", a project from the Moscow Aviation Academy, was committed to developing and manufacturing aircraft for complex uses. "Advanced Robot-Assisted System for Dental Surgery", a project from the Technical University of Munich, developed an AI robot for dental surgery. This system is working with a cloud platform that thoroughly integrates software and hardware. "E-mental Health", a project from Carnegie Mellon University, was designed to monitor tones, expressions, and heartbeats of a person, and carry out emotional assessment and follow-up intervention with the help of wearable devices and artificial intelligence. The competition has drawn 6.31 million participants from China and abroad. 1.47 million projects from 4,186 colleges in 117 countries and regions have signed up for this year's competition since its preliminary contest commenced in June 2020.
Sunway University Researcher Looks into Genomes and Allergies
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dust mites, common in most human habitats are also one of the most common causes of allergies. Dr Kavita Reginald, Senior Lecturer from the Department of Biological Sciences at Sunway University has made it her interest to study these microscopic arachnids. Dr Kavita Reginald, Senior Lecturer with the Department of Biological Sciences, Sunway University According to Dr Kavita, there are about 10 common dust mite species which can be found in the home environment, each capable of causing allergies. For her doctoral research, she focused on identifying the different allergens produced by dust mites. Material from dust mites was isolated and through gene sequencing techniques it was found that each mite is capable of producing over 30 distinct allergens. It was during this time that Dr Kavita discovered a new dust mite allergen. "Upon further characterisation, this new allergen was found to be an important cause of allergic reactions within the local population. This allergen was subsequently named Der f 22 (the 22nd allergen identified from the house dust mite Dermatophagoides farinae) by the international allergen nomenclature committee", explained Dr Kavita. Another of her research contribution is the initial identification of two epitopes (IgE antibody binding molecular signatures) of a very potent allergen, Der p 2 that was shown to be potential immunotherapy molecules as shown by mouse model experiments. Dr Kavita, whose research area is focussed on allergy and immunology is particularly interested in understanding the genetic and immunological factors that contribute to allergic conditions. Asides researching into dust mites, her other notable works include identifying and patenting a novel protein of the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus as an initial diagnostic target for atopic dermatitis. These bacteria are specifically found on skin lesions of patients suffering from atopic dermatitis, a common type of eczema. She has also contributed to research on the molecular mechanisms of immune cells – which dives deep into understanding how signalling proteins "communicate" when immune cells are activated (in infections or allergies). Allergic diseases are a global health problem which affects up to 25% of the world's population, and represents a heavy burden for both the patients and the health care system. "While the immune mechanisms are similar, the symptoms of allergic diseases are varied, based on the location of the immune reaction and can include conjunctivitis, rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, atopic dermatitis, gastro-intestinal symptoms and life-threatening systemic anaphylaxis. Allergic diseases are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. My research investigates both these aspects to obtain a holistic understanding on allergies and its causes," said Dr Kavita. According to Dr Kavita, current research points towards the influence of small errors in the genome, also known as single nucleotide polymorphism in certain genes can cause an individual to be atopic, or genetically susceptible to an allergic response to certain triggers. In fact, recent studies in individuals with atopic dermatitis showed that mutation in the filaggrin gene is the most significant risk factor for this disorder. "My group is studying the genetic factors associated with allergic rhinitis among individuals of the Han Chinese heritage. Interestingly, our data has revealed that the majority of the risk genes identified in our population were novel in their links to allergic rhinitis. At present we are characterising these genes, to better understand their role in the mechanisms of allergic rhinitis." An allergic reaction happens when a foreign antigen (or allergen) is recognised by the immune system (specifically IgE antibodies). This leads to the activation of the system causing downstream symptoms of allergies such as breathlessness, wheezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose. With regards to major allergens which affect the Malaysian population, Dr Kavita characterises and identifies the source (dust mites, pollen, cockroaches, fungus) as well as the molecular signatures of these allergens. She hopes to come up with better diagnostic tools in identifying specific allergens. Dr Kavita did seven years of post-doctoral research in Austria and France in the area of immunology research. For her, possessing information on the molecular signatures (epitopes) is very useful in designing safe and effective immunotherapy molecules for allergy treatment. She cites that "Allergen immunotherapy is the only curative therapy of allergy, and its effects are long lasting, even after therapy is stopped. Allergen immunotherapy is a really exciting area of translational clinical research that I would like to explore in the future. The development of safe and effective immunotherapy is really the holy grail in treating allergies. However, we still need to first characterise the molecular signatures (or epitopes) and use this knowledge to design immunotherapy vaccines. Some of my current work in the area is in characterising the epitopes of several important dust mite allergens." For Dr Kavita, research and scientific advancements have no real meaning or impact unless its shared, and understood by the masses. "In this spirit, I bring various aspects of my research, news of the latest advancements in the field of immunology and insights from recent scientific publications into the classroom at any possible opportunity," explained Dr Kavita who lectures on Clinical Chemistry, Pathology and Immunology. Since joining Sunway University three years ago, she tries to expose her students to diverse laboratory techniques in allergy research, such as allergy diagnosis or to quantify levels of allergens within dust. Dr Kavita believes these experiments will help expose students to the practical aspects of her research area.
WHR Group Opens Switzerland and Singapore Offices to Serve the Needs of Global Clients
PEWAUKEE, Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- WHR Group, Inc. (WHR), a global leader in the employee relocation industry headquartered in Wisconsin, announces its international expansion into Basel, Switzerland, and Singapore. The Switzerland office will support clients and their transferees in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while the Singapore office will support the Asia Pacific region. Founded 25 years ago by Roger Thrun to service and support in-house relocation departments, WHR has grown significantly from its humble beginnings. WHR now services some of the largest organizations in the world and has relocated hundreds of thousands of employees. "Creating a footprint in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia deepens our commitment to meet the demands of our global clients," says President, Paul DeBoer. "We are engaging clients in dynamic new ways by providing resources where needed and building supplier partnerships that are critical to maintaining industry-best service levels." WHR International Client Services Manager Linden Houghtby, GMS®, will be the transitional lead for both the Switzerland and Singapore offices. She will hire and train local staff who will then assume leadership and operational roles for each office. Houghtby has been instrumental in WHR's international expansion and looks forward to instilling WHR's culture and best practices into international operations. WHR recently hired Jennifer Elsby, GMS®, as a Client Services Manager for the Switzerland office. After her transitional period with Houghtby, Elsby will lead and grow the Switzerland office. She has a broad background in expatriate management, leading teams in the U.S., Europe and Africa, and is uniquely qualified to fill this role. About WHR Group, Inc.WHR Group Inc. (WHR) is a privately owned, client-driven global relocation management company distinguished by its best-in-class service delivery and cutting-edge, proprietary technology. WHR has offices in Pewaukee, Wis., Switzerland and Singapore. With its 100% client retention rate for the past decade, WHR continues to position itself as the trusted provider in global employee relocation. To learn more about WHR, visit http://www.whrg.com, or follow @WHRGroup on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Media ContactMindy Stroiman, Corporate Writer Email: Mindy.Stroiman@whrg.com Phone: 262-523-7510 Logo - https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1168846/WHR_Group_Logo.jpg?p=medium600 Related Links :http://whrg.com
Hailiang Education Group Inc. to Host First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021 Earnings Conference Call at 8:30 am ET on December 1, 2020
HANGZHOU, China, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hailiang Education Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HLG) ("Hailiang Education" or the "Company"), an education and management service provider of primary, middle, and high schools in China, announced today that the Company will host its earnings conference call on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 8:30 am Eastern Time (5:30 am Pacific Time/9:30 pm Beijing Time) to discuss the Company's financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 ended September 30, 2020 (the "Financial Results"). The Company intends to file the Financial Results on Form 6-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission and release its earnings press release after the market closes on Monday, November 30, 2020. To attend this earnings conference call, please use the information below for either dial-in access or webcast access. When prompted, please reference "Hailiang Education/HLG." Conference Call Date: December 1, 2020 Time: 8:30 am ET, U.S. International Toll Free: United States: +1 888-346-8982 Mainland China: +86 400-120-1203 Hong Kong: +852 800-905-945 International: International: +1 412-902-4272 Conference ID: Hailiang Education Group Please dial in at least fifteen minutes before the commencement of the call to ensure timely participation. For those unable to participate, an audio replay of the conference call will be available from approximately one hour after the end of the live call until December 8, 2020. The dial-in for the replay is +1-877-344-7529 within the United States or +1-412-317-0088 internationally. The replay access code is No. 10150017. A live webcast and archive of the conference call will be available at http://ir.hailiangedu.com. About Hailiang Education Group Inc. Hailiang Education (Nasdaq: HLG) is one of the largest primary, middle, and high school educational service providers in China. The Company primarily focuses on providing distinguished, specialized, and internationalized education. Hailiang Education is dedicated to providing students with high-quality primary, middle, and high school, and international educational services and highly values the quality of students' life, study, and development. Hailiang Education adapts its education services based upon its students' individual aptitudes. Hailiang Education is devoted to improving its students' academic capabilities, cultural accomplishments, and international perspectives. Hailiang Education operates multilingual classrooms in languages including Chinese, English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and French. In addition, Hailiang Education has launched various diversified high-quality courses, such as Mathematical Olympiad courses, A-level courses, Australia Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) courses, IELTS courses, TOEFL courses, as well as SAT courses. The Company has also formed extensive cooperative relations with more than 200 educational institutions and universities globally. Hailiang Education is committed to making great effort to provide its students with greater opportunities to enroll in well-known domestic and international universities to further their education. For more information, please visit http://ir.hailiangedu.com. Forward-Looking Statement This press release contains information about Hailiang Education's view of its future expectations, plans, and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made under the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical facts in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to the following: general economic conditions in China, competition in the education industry in China, the expected growth of the Chinese private education market, Chinese governmental policies relating to private educational services and providers of such services, health epidemics and other outbreaks in China, the Company's business plans, the Company's future business development, results of operations, and financial condition, expected changes in the Company's revenue and certain cost or expense items, its ability to raise additional funding, its ability to maintain and grow its business, variability of operating results, its ability to maintain and enhance its brand, its development and introduction of new products and services, the number of students entrusted by schools, the successful integration of acquired companies, technologies and assets into its portfolio of software and services, marketing and other business development initiatives, dependence on key personnel, the ability to attract, hire, and retain personnel who possess the technical skills and experience necessary to meet the requirements of its clients, and its ability to protect its intellectual property, the outcome of ongoing, or any future, litigation or arbitration, including those relating to copyright and other intellectual property rights, and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Hailiang Education may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the SEC, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials, and in oral statements made by its officers, directors, or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Hailiang Education's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, whether known or unknown, and are based on current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that the Company believes may affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, and financial needs. Investors can identify these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as "may," "will," "will make," "will be," "expect," "anticipate," "aim," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "potential," "continue," "endeavor to," "is/are likely to," or other similar expressions. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our annual report on Form 20-F and other filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and Hailiang Education undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as may be required under applicable law. Contacts: Mr. Litao Qiu Board Secretary Hailiang Education Group Inc. Phone: +86-571-5812-1974 Email: email@example.com Ms. Tina Xiao Ascent Investor Relations LLC Phone: +1-917-609-0333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Related Links :http://ir.hailiangedu.com
Dain Leaders releases the digital tracking platform for international students based on Blockchain
K-Study seeks for a new path using the Blockchain technology SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dain Leaders, a Blockchain edutech specialist of Korea, is testing the technology for the stability and credibility of data on the platform through the proof of concept (PoC) project for commercial application later this year. The project has been sponsored by the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA). Dain Leaders releases the digital tracking platform for international students based on Blockchain The number of international students pursuing degree programs and language training courses at colleges in Korea has been growing for the past few years and a tracking system has been demanded for simplication of complicated verification procedure. Fortunately, a digital tracking platform on which students can certify their documents and submit application forms online has been released to attract the attention of many international students. Linhuei (18), a student from Ho Chi Minh, has recently gained interests in the Korean Wave and decided to study in Korea. She wants to know a lot about the Korean colleges and culture, but it is hard for her to find accurate information. Kim (36), an official handling international student admissions at College A in Korea, is spending too much time reviewing an increasing number of application forms from international students for authenticity. The digital tracking platform for international students based on Blockchain can save time and cost. International students who wished to apply for a college in Korea had to prepare the same packet of application forms every single time and pay the application fees redundantly. With the digital tracking platform, on the other hand, Smart Contract allows them to use the verified documents to apply for several colleges in Korea. In case of the school officials who had to process all application packets manually can use convenient and efficient online systems and save space without the paperwork. The documents of applicants cannot be forged or altered by certain individuals or groups as they are recorded on the Blockchain network to ensure credibility and security. "We will continue to improve the service to save and manage on the Blockchain network all the transcripts, degrees, and resumes of international students, so they can use their records while studying in Korea and when finding jobs after graduation," said the spokesperson of Dain Leaders. Dain Leaders is an edutech specialist with technology for untact education developing optimized customer-centered systems and bringing blockchain, AI, and Big Data together for educational institutions and companies in Korea and abroad. For more information, you can visit Dain Leaders' official website. (http://www.dainleaders.com/) Related Links :http://www.dainleaders.com
RISE Education Announces the Appointment of a New CFO
BEIJING, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- RISE Education Cayman Ltd ("RISE" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: REDU), a leading junior English Language Training ("ELT") provider in China, today announced that Ms. Jiandong Lu has decided to resign from her role as the Company's Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") and director as of November 30, 2020 due to personal reasons. Mr. Warren Wang will assume the role of the CFO, effective December 1, 2020, and Ms. Jiandong Lu will remain with the Company until December 31, 2020 to ensure a smooth transition. Mr. Wang has extensive experience working in senior finance roles. Before joining the Company, Mr. Wang served as the chief financial officer of Tujia, a short-term lodging rental platform, where he was in charge of the finance, legal, procurement, reporting and compliance, investment and financing and administration matters, and the chief executive officer of Ant Short-term Rental, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tujia. Prior to joining Tujia in 2017, Mr. Wang served as the chief financial officer of iPinYou, a digital media and advertising platform, between 2014 and 2017, and the chief financial officer and vice president of Zhongpin Inc., a meat and food processing and distribution company that was then listed on NASDAQ, between 2008 and 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Wang held a senior finance officer role in a number of companies and was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Wang received his bachelor's degree in industrial foreign trade from Beijing University of Technology in 1998, and an MBA degree from China Europe International Business School in 2004. Mr. Wang is a non-practicing member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. "We are delighted to welcome Warren to RISE as our new CFO. Warren's extensive experience in corporate finance and business operations will be highly valuable to us as we implement our long-term strategy. I look forward to working closely with Warren to execute our business initiatives, drive profitability and enhance value for RISE's shareholders," commented Ms. Lihong Wang, the Chairwoman and chief executive officer of RISE. "on behalf of RISE, I would like to thank Jiandong for her tremendous contribution as RISE's CFO and a director over the past years and I wish her all the best." Mr. Warren Wang commented, "I am thrilled to join RISE. I very much look forward to working with RISE's management team and colleagues to solidify its leadership in the ELT market. I am confident that RISE is well positioned to capture the market opportunities and achieve further growth." Ms. Jiandong Lu commented, "It has been very enjoyable and rewarding to work at RISE as a director and CFO. I highly appreciate the greatest support I received from my RISE colleagues. RISE has boosted teaching know-how, deep academic knowledge and operational expertise, combined with dynamic fast-learning capabilities in today's digital era. Under Lihong's leadership, RISE is on the way to become a more innovative and tech-based education group." About RISE Education RISE Education Cayman Ltd is a leading junior English Language Training ("ELT") provider based in Beijing. Founded in 2007, the Company pioneered the application of the "subject-based learning" philosophy in China, which uses language arts, math, natural science, and social science to teach English in an immersive environment that helps students learn to speak and think like a native speaker. Through three flagship courses, Rise Start, Rise On, and Rise Up, and other complementary products, the Company provides ELT to students aged three to six, seven to twelve and thirteen to eighteen, respectively. The Company's highly scalable business model includes both self-owned and franchised learning centers. For more information, please visit http://en.risecenter.com/. Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements, including the statements relating to the Company's future financial and operating results, are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by terminology such as "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, management's quotations and the Business Outlook section contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about RISE and the industry. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those relating to its ability to attract new students and retain existing students, its ability to maintain or enhance its brand, its ability to compete effectively against its competitors, its ability to execute its growth strategy, its ability to introduce new products or enhance existing products, its ability to obtain required licenses, permits, filings or registrations, its ability to grow or operate or effectively monitor its franchise business, quarterly variations in its operating results caused by factors beyond its control, macroeconomic conditions in China and government policies and regulations relating to its corporate structure, business and industry and their potential impact on its future business development, financial condition and results of operations. All information provided in this press release is as of the date hereof, and RISE undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although RISE believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties faced by RISE is included in RISE's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2019. Investor Relations Contact Karen GuRISE EducationEmail: email@example.comTel: +86 (10) 8559-9191
Meet Taipei 2020 kicked off at Taipei Expo Dome
NEW TAIPEI CITY, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Meet Taipei Startup Festival, the only physical large-scale event for Asian startups this year and organized by Business Next Media, was opened on November 18 at Taipei Expo Dome and Yuanshan Plaza with more than 500 exhibitors on hand to showcase their latest business solutions. 2020 Meet Taipei Startup Festival in Taiwan This year's Meet Taipei, bringing together a total of 532 exhibitors, featured artificial intelligence (AI), eHealth, EdTech, as well as technologies that enable remote working collaboration. The exhibition also unveiled the progress and updates of a number of "government plans" for startup development, with participation from the local governments of three benchmark cities (Taipei, Taoyuan, and Kaohsiung), "National Development Council", "Ministry of Economic Affairs", "Ministry of Education", "Ministry of Science and Technology", and "Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency". "Government representatives" - including "Premier" Su Tseng-chang, "Taipei Mayor" Ko Wen-je, and "Taoyuan Mayor" Cheng Wen-tsan - atteneded the opening ceremony at the main stage to voice their support for the four-day festival. "American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)" Director Brent Christensen, "French Office in Taipei" Director Jean-Francois Casabonne-Masonnave, and "Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association" Representative Hiroyasu Izumi have also been invited to the ceremony. Pitching and matchmaking opportunities Meet Taipei remains its bridging role in connecting startups with venture capitalists, offering nearly 500 matchmaking events and more than 110 product demo shows this year. Investor participants include CDIB Capital Innovation Accelerator (CCIA), Cherubic Ventures, Infinity Ventures, Darwin Venture, Cathay Venture, and SparkLabs Taipei. Co-founder of Mochi Media and Pieceable Jameson Hsu, known for his various experiences in Silicon Valley's startup ecosystem, was one of the judges for this year's Neo Star Demo Show. Another Silicon Valley veteran, Hive Ventures co-founder John Chen, also shared his hands-on experience with Taiwanese startups during the festival. Some of the biggest names in Taiwan's technology industry participated in the matchmaking sessions to further explore cooperation opportunities with local startups. CCIA, together with Taipei-based incubator Garage+, has invited Far EasTone Telecommunications Co, Wistron Corp, Line Corp, Advantech Co Ltd, and Qualcomm to join the networking events. Other enterprise participants include Citibank Taiwan, Taishin International Bank, Lite-On Technology Corp, Novatek Microelectronics Corp, Chailease Finance Co, as well as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (Foxconn). New online initiatives in response to COVID-19 Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Meet Taipei has worked with Leadbest for a 'smart' participant registration process featuring body temperature detectors, in a bid to ensure all the measures in accordance with "government regulations". The startup festival also adopted the online-merge-offline (OMO) mode by launching an additional online platform for participants who cannot attend in-person events, aiming to reduce the negative impacts brought by the pandemic. This year's Meet Taipei has attracted participants from Southeast Asia, Japan, France and the Czech Republic. Twenty overseas startups flew to Taipei for the upcoming festival, while 61 foreign attendees joined the gathering online through the online platform. Participants could visit the virtual 'showrooms' at Meet Taipei, find related information about each booth, and obtain the contacts of the exhibitors for networking purposes on the platform. The festival's two benchmark events, Meet Taipei Startup Forum and Neo Star Demo Show, are also be accessible online. Check out for more info and take your ticket: https://eng.meettaipei.tw About Meet Taipei Meet Taipei is the first startup exhibition in Taiwan, also the largest of its kind in Asia. Over the past six years, it has attracted more than 2,000 startups both from home and abroad. In its seventh year, the event is expected to bring together key players in Taipei's startup community and international guests from November 18-21.
Accel Group Awarded as "Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion" by Forbes
HONG KONG, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Accel Group Holdings Limited (Stock code: 1283.HK, "Accel Group" or the "Group") is pleased to announce that, the Group was accredited as "Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion" by the world-renowned financial magazine "Forbes". Among 56 selected Chinese companies (including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan), the Group is on the list, confirming that the Group's brand and strength have been affirmed by international ratings. The online awards ceremony was held in Singapore today due to the COVID-19. Ko Laihung, Chairman and CEO of Accel Group, participated in the awards ceremony remotely as a recipient and was awarded this special honor by Christopher 'Kip' Forbes, Vice Chairman of the Forbes Publishing company. Accel Group has been rooted in the mechanical and electrical engineering industry in Hong Kong for nearly 30 years. It has been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since October 2019 and its business has grown stronger. Previously, it has been included in the MSCI Hong Kong Micro stock Index, indicating that its achievements are obvious to all. "Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion" by Forbes is selected from a universe of 18,000 publicly traded companies in the Asia-Pacific region with annual revenue above $10 million and below $1 billion, and only these 200 companies with strong revenue growth and future development potential made the cut. In light of the comprehensiveness and rigor of the selection criteria, the selection of the top 200 outstanding listed SMEs in Asia will help improve the company's status and attract more investment and business opportunities. Mr. Ko Laihung, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, said, "The award is another award for the Group after being included in the MSCI Hong Kong Micro stock Index previously. This highlights the high recognition of the Group's profitability, market position, corporate governance and other aspects of performance in international capital market, as well as its confidence in the future prospect of the group. Looking forward, the Group will continue to take the mechanical and electrical engineering business as the foundation, optimize services with new powers of intelligence, energy saving, environmental protection, and innovation and technology, and strive to expand business layout, so as to consolidate the foundation of the Group's sustainable development." About Accel Group Holdings Limited (Stock code: 1283.HK) Accel Group Holdings Limited (the "Group") listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited in 2019. It is an electrical and mechanical engineering services provider with good track record. Its key customers are famous developers and architectural firms in Hong Kong. The Group has established experience in several significant construction projects for famous developers and architectural firms in Hong Kong. The Group is mainly engaged in installing electrical and mechanical facilities for various developers, including the installation of air-conditioning system, drainage system, water supply, swimming pool and fountain system, electrical and control system as well as smart electrical control system in buildings. The Group is committed to providing quality electrical and mechanical engineering services.
Breadcrumbs, a First-of-its-kind Location-based Game in Singapore Launches Today
Experiencing your favourite places or even a city will never be the same again with Breadcrumbs incentivising users to EXPLORE, LEARN and GET REWARDEDSINGAPORE, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Breadcrumbs, a location-based game developed entirely in Singapore was launched today. The app brings users through a gamified experience and incentivises them to discover (or rediscover) places while learning through interactive quizzes and games, and allowing them to level up and earn rewards. With a vision to change the way people experience places in Singapore, Breadcrumbs brings users on specially curated Breadcrumb trails with enhanced experiences through digital and augmented reality. Brought to you by Anthology, a marketing and communications agency, Breadcrumbs allows users to EXPLORE and join explorers across the island as they rediscover Singapore, LEARN and experience new places in a new and exciting way and GET REWARDED by conquering trails to win amazing prizes! Chris Leong, Founder of Breadcrumbs said: "People are craving for new and different experiences today. Gone are the days of experiencing attractions or even a city the traditional way. The Breadcrumbs app hopes to change the way people discover or rediscover places by marrying technology with real-life experiences - visiting attractions will never be the same again." The launch of Breadcrumbs is marked by a partnership with Wildlife Reserves Singapore, where a digital trail has been developed for a year-end campaign at the Night Safari. Visitors exploring the park's walking trails can expect a different spin with the Wild About Twilight digital trail featuring Points-of-Interests (POIs) and new exhibits to keep users engaged by allowing them to EXPLORE, LEARN and GET REWARDED. EXPLORE The Wild About Twilight digital trail on the Breadcrumbs app gives visitors an opportunity to rediscover and explore the Night Safari like they have never done before. Through the in-built GPS function, visitors are able to navigate through the 4 trails (Fishing Cat Trail, Leopard Trail, East Lodge Trail and Wallaby Trail) in a fresh and interactive way. LEARN Learning is a vital part of a visitor's experience. And with 20 POIs that include animal exhibits, photo points and even 'Special Discoveries' in Augmented Reality (AR), visitors can learn about the animals in a fresh and engaging way by simply scanning the QR codes located at the POIs. Users can discover things they never knew before and test their knowledge through quiz challenges which they can earn Experience Points (XPs) from. GET REWARDED To incentivise visitors to complete the trails and answer the quizzes, they will get rewarded with amazing prizes such as limited edition Enamel pins when they uncover the 'Special Discoveries'. And what's an experience without some friendly competition? Users can battle it out for Leaderboard Champion prizes such as Friends Of Wildlife memberships by earning XPs and leveling up as they explore and learn on the Breadcrumbs app. Irene Lin, Chief Marketing Officer, Wildlife Reserves Singapore said: "At WRS, we constantly explore ways to engage our guests with new experiences. Digital has not only become a way of life, it is a key enabler that can transform the way we navigate and explore spaces. Together with Breadcrumbs, we hope that guests will not only rediscover Night Safari but also see Singapore's world renowned nocturnal park in a new light." DETAILS AT A GLANCE: EVENT: WILD ABOUT TWILIGHT DIGITAL TRAIL DATE: 26 November - 27 December 2020 TIME: 7.15pm to 11.00pm Admission time slots: 7.15pm, 8.15pm, 9.15pm, Last entry at 10.15pm VENUE: Night Safari 80 Mandai Lake Road Singapore 729826 ABOUT BREADCRUMBS Breadcrumbs is a location-based game that brings users through a gamified experience. Experiencing an attraction or even a city will never be the same again. Available for download on both IOS and Android devices, Breadcrumbs incentivises users to discover (or rediscover) places while learning through interactive quizzes and games, gamifying the experience and allowing them to level up and earn rewards. Through specially curated Breadcrumb Trails, users will be taken on a journey with enhanced experiences through digital and augmented reality. Breadcrumbs allows users to EXPLORE and join explorers, LEARN and experience new places in a new and exciting way and GET REWARDED by conquering trails to win amazing prizes! Visit www.breadcrumbsapp.com for more information. Media Contact: Aaron Tana.firstname.lastname@example.org+65-9723-3266 Daniel Teod.email@example.com+65-9476-1154Related Links :http://www.breadcrumbsapp.com
SUEZ and ECCT Organise Kaohsiung Beach Clean-up to Help Beautify Taiwan's Shores
KAOHSIUNG, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As SUEZ hits the second anniversary of its "Shaping SUEZ 2030" strategic plan, the Group continues to centre its efforts around one of its cardinal values of fostering passion for the environment. In its latest move, SUEZ NWS has teamed up with the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT), the Ocean Affairs Council and the Kaohsiung City Government to organise a beach clean-up at Chiji Beach to further the cause of marine protection in Taiwan. The Kaohsiung Chiji beach clean-up campaign kicks off in the presence of ECCT CEO Freddie Hoglund, Mayor of Kaohsiung Chen Chi-Mai, Kaohsiung City Government Tourism Bureau Secretary-General Chang Jui-Hun, Ocean Affairs Council Ocean Conservation Administration Director General Huang Hsiang-Wen, and Minister of Ocean Affairs Council; and SUEZ NWS Ren Wu Plant General Manager Kuo Yi-Chang. In the presence of Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-Mai, more than 250 participants across the public and private sectors have joined hands in the clean-up and collected more than 230 kg of litter, successfully raising public awareness on marine protection and climate emergency. Earlier in September, SUEZ's employees in Asia also answered the Alliance to End Plastic Waste's global ALL_TOGETHER GLOBAL CLEANUP call to rid the world of litter, and collected more than 600 kg of waste. The world's oceans are filled with plastic, threatening marine life and human health. It is projected that plastic waste that flows into our oceans will triple by 2040 to 29 million tonnes. SUEZ's commitment to preserve the oceans is underpinned by the Group's 2017 – 2021 Sustainable Development Roadmap to be a leader in the circular and low-carbon economy. In Taiwan, where SUEZ NWS provides essential water and waste treatment services, the Group actively develops local solutions and engages its employees and stakeholders to contribute to a world ocean free of marine litter. Antoine Grange, CEO of Recycling and Recovery of SUEZ Asia, said: "Collaboration is key to reducing waste. We are delighted to play our part in inspiring the shift to a circular economy in communities where SUEZ operates. Marine protection is one of the world's most alarming issues, and we will do our best to work with our partners and stakeholders to tackle this challenge locally and regionally with the aim to help mitigate climate change." SUEZ's water and waste services have benefited 32 million people in Asia in the past some 60 years. Looking ahead, SUEZ will work towards the restoration and preservation of the fundamental elements of the environment: water, air and soil through the joint efforts of the Group and the community. Press contacts: SUEZ AsiaIvy Wongivy.firstname.lastname@example.org About SUEZ in Asia With a strong presence of 60+ years in South East Asia and 40+ years in Greater China, SUEZ is a preferred partner in helping authorities and industrial clients develop water and waste management solutions that enable cities and industries to optimize their resource management and strengthen their environment and economic performances. With 9,000+ employees and 70+ joint ventures with local partners, the Group has built 500+ water and wastewater plants, with 32+ million people benefiting from our water and waste services. Today, SUEZ is recognized as one of the most influential companies and a service benchmark in leading the region's environmental industry. We operate China's first PPP water contract in Macau, one of Asia's largest hazardous waste treatment facilities in Shanghai, as well as a plastic recycling plant in Thailand. It is also a leader in Hong Kong's waste management industry and delivers environmental services to 20 industrial parks. Find out more about SUEZ Asia on our website & social media: Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.  https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/news-room/press-releases-and-statements/2020/07/23/research-finds-plastic-flows-into-the-ocean-expected-to-triple-by-2040 Related Links :https://www.suez-asia.com
Rewardz Empowers Employees with Joye - A Mental Wellness & Self-Care Offering
The digital engagement company launches an employee mental wellness offering in partnership with JOYE.ai - the 'world's first voice-enabled mental-health platform', where you can confide your feelings and be empowered with the right self-care at the right time SINGAPORE, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the World Health Organisation, COVID-19 has disrupted or halted critical mental health services in 93% of countries worldwide while the demand for mental health support continues to increase. It is evident that society and businesses must recognise the potential mental health crisis, coming close on the heels of the economic fallout from the pandemic. A tripartite advisory has been issued by the Singapore government to provide guidance and resources on mental wellness to Singapore's workforce, a much needed move. On the back of this advisory, Rewardz, a leading digital engagement player in Asia, today announced the launch of a mental wellness offering aimed at improving the mental health of employees as we enter the new normal resulting from the ongoing crisis. The company has collaborated with Joye.ai, the world's first voice-enabled user experience to make 'mental fitness a daily habit'. The app will be embedded within CERRA Points and Flabuless, two of the flagship offerings by Rewardz. Rewardz Mental Wellness Offering (Joye) fully integrated with its flagship products, CERRA Points and Flabuless Based on global research by Oracle, 78% of respondents stated that the current times have had a negative impact on their mental health, rating 2020 as the most stressful year in their experience. While people need help, human intelligence is often loaded with judgment, assumptions, and immediate prescriptions. When deployed properly, artificial intelligence can remove heuristic biases and prejudices; avoid anxiety and stress; and be an objective, fair, and trusted advisor to individuals. Perhaps that is why 82% of all respondents globally felt more comfortable seeking technology-based counselling over human counselling. AI can help people stay mentally fit and its application should be encouraged. "It is a fact that the pandemic has induced anxiety and lowered the morale of people at large. In the past, I just had to be in the office to get a good sense of employee morale and have face-to-face chats to address concerns. With WFH becoming the norm, it has become increasingly difficult to judge the motivation and mood of my team on a day-to-day basis. Simply put, I was blinded about the most important aspect of my business - employee happiness and wellbeing," says Sudhanshu Tewari, Co-founder & CEO of Rewardz on the challenges the company itself faced. "Through our integration with Joye, we hope to provide a real-time pulse check of the mental wellbeing of the entire organization while empowering employees to take charge of their own mental health." The office space and work culture are being redefined. Unlike the past, where employees could release their emotions during coffee breaks, corridor meetings and manager sessions, the new normal of remote work demands an alternate way to help employees unwind and destress. "A person has a 1 in 5 lifetime chance of developing a mental illness worldwide. Sometimes it can be prevented or identified early so as to reduce the long term complications. A person has a heightened chance of developing mental health problems when we allow stress to overwhelm us without appropriate coping mechanisms. We need to find ways to manage our stress better so that we can find joy in living. Joye is a step in this direction," says Dr. Daniel Fung, Chairman of the Medical Board, The Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. JOYE uses AI to sense employee sentiment and emotions in real-time and contextually guides the user to the right care at the right time - which includes behaviour tips, mood analytics, intelligent podcasts, and mindfulness audios. This easy and contextual experience intends to make mental fitness a habit, just as the 10,000 steps daily habit for physical fitness. "The mind of the employee is the key to their motivation, creativity, and productivity. Joye's AI is trained to provide the right care at the right time, and motivate the employees at scale," says Sanjeev Magotra, Co-Founder and CEO of JOYE.ai. With this partnership, Rewardz will support companies in Singapore and the other 18 countries it serves to help them improve their employees' mental wellness and boost productivity amid a global crisis. About Rewardz Headquartered in Singapore, Rewardz is among the largest players and experts in digital engagement and incentives across Asia. Having served over 150 clients and 250,000 users in 19 countries, it offers cloud-based mobile and web platforms and plug-in solutions for any company's engagement needs. Backed by Japan's Benefit one, Rewardz remains focused on its vision of building globally relevant one-stop engagement and wellness platforms like CERRA and Flabuless, earning it coveted awards in this space. Rewardz also offers flexible benefits solutions and complements all engagement initiatives with its rich digital reward marketplace offering named SPUR. Be it to engage employees, incentivise sales teams and B2B partners, or build customer loyalty, Rewardz is creating change through positive reinforcement and gamification. Priding itself on innovating with the times, in May 2020, Rewardz launched StayWoW@home, a wholesome wellness program delivered online to cater to a remote workforce. Related Links :https://rewardz.sg
PeopleStrong Wins Big at the 6th Annual HR Vendors of the Year Awards
PeopleStrong Named Best HR Management System and Application Tracking Software in the 6th Annual HR Vendors of the YearSINGAPORE, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PeopleStrong, Asia's leading HR Tech provider, announced today that Human Resources Online has named the organisation as the Best HR Management System and Best Applicant Tracking Software (Gold) in Human Resources Online's 6th Annual HR Vendors of the Year Awards. The HR Vendors of the Year Awards recognises leading solution providers that address HR practitioners' various requirements and help them perform their tasks at an optimum level. Speaking on the occasion, Ankur Sehgal, Regional Director-APAC, PeopleStrong said, "Driving innovation amidst limited resources and budget constraints remains a key challenge for the HR function in Asia Pacific enterprises. Our distinction as a leader in the 6th annual HR Vendors of the Year reflects our continuous commitment in helping drive digital transformation that helps accelerate organisations' HR strategy." As the complete human resource management system that helps organisations in Asia Pacific experience the power of the New Code of Work, PeopleStrong's Alt's Worklife helps transform human capital management through a unified platform, which allows HR to manage the entire employee lifecycle in a hassle-free manner. Meanwhile, Alt Recruit, its end-to-end cloud-based applicant tracking system automates the recruitment process and effectively brings together all the key stakeholders in the hiring process – recruiters, hiring managers, candidates and vendors, all on one portal. PeopleStrong is the one of the largest and fastest-growing Work and HR Tech company in Asia that currently serves over 350+ enterprises & is used by more than 1 Million users. PeopleStrong has a product suite that provides comprehensive end-to-end solutions to all HR needs. This huge recognition has come amidst the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, which has been challenging HR teams and forcing them to leverage creative digital solutions as they revamp HR strategies and practices, in line with the new way of work. About PeopleStrong PeopleStrong's mission focuses on designing work-life for tomorrow. We create digital tools thatenable companies and their employees to collaborate in the simplest, most connected, and delightful ways for optimal and impactful growth. We have enriched the experience of over 1 Million+ users and 350+ customers across the globe. Contact :Adrian Tan +65-9852-3746Adrian.email@example.com
2020 Christmasland in New Taipei City
Disney's Fairytale themed Christmas - A must-go event in Asia and Taiwan's top four events pioneered by New Taipei CityDisney's 3D projection mapping light show - First of its kind performance with the longest show time in Taiwan6 Disney Princesses installations to station in Wanping Metropolitan ParkThe largest venue in history, covering New Taipei City Plaza, Banqiao Station Square, and Fuzhong Shopping AreaNEW TAIPEI CITY, Nov. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "Christmasland in New Taipei City", the biggest winter festival event in Taiwan has been held for 10 consecutive years and won recommendations from many internationally renowned media for 4 consecutive years. This year, in cooperation with The Walt Disney Company in Taiwan for the first time, "Christmasland in New Taipei City" will put forth the theme of "Disney Fairytales". Visitors are cordially invited to experience a Disney-themed Christmas festival. Not only will the event time be the longest over the years, but the scope of lighting zones will be expanded from New Taipei City Plaza, Banqiao Station Square and Wanping Metropolitan Park to Fuzhong Shopping Area. Disney’s 3D projection mapping light show - A must-go event in Asia and Taiwan’s top four events pioneered by New Taipei City. Always a key element in our Christmasland, the 3D projection mapping light show, best known as the largest light show in Taiwan, will feature various characters of Disney Fairytales for the first time this year. Accompanied by the Disney-styled music arrangement, this Disney 3D projection mapping show will be the first of its kind in Taiwan. It will be also unprecedented this year that the performance of the Main Light Show will be linked through LEDs to surround the lighting environment of the entire New Taipei City Plaza to create a 360-degree multi-level stereo sound and light experience. In the Wanping Metropolitan Park lighting zone, where elements of Disney Fairytales and the landscape of Wanping Metropolitan Park are cleverly intertwined, visitors will see six limited-edition art installations of Disney Princess, namely Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jasmine and Snow White. In addition, there will be a "Disney Princess Themed Pop-up Store," where visitors can bring home the most charming Disney Princess gifts and merchandise. Colorful Disney-themed lights will be hung up on the sidewalk along New Taipei City Plaza this year. The footbridges around the City Hall will be turned into eight "light bridges" that have been and will be popular with domestic and foreign tourists. For example, the Xinfu Road light bridge will be full of colorful elements from Alice in Wonderland and expected to be a photography hot spot. Meanwhile, "Banqiao Bus Station" will be given a makeover with the components of Disney Fairytales and decorated with pyrotechnic lighting. The station is poised to be a popular Facebook check-in location. This year's lighting zone area will be extended to cover Fuzhong Shopping Area for the first time. The four major lighting zones will be equipped with 48 art installations in total. Inspired by the well-known fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk", the "Magic Bean" main light will be decorated on the stems with crystals, which will look even more dazzling under the night sky. The "Magic Forest" created by magic mushroom-shaped installations and the "Floating Dandelion" inspired by dandelions will unveil a new aesthetic style of Fuzhong Shopping Area which is decorated with cute Santa Bear, making it even more attractive. Designed by the team that has won the Italian Design Award, the "Neverland Plaza" located in Banqiao Station Square will use the design vocabulary of the Fantastic Garden as its main theme, incorporating the whisper of flowers into the art to create a super large outdoor light installation that exceeds the previous scale. Coupled with a gorgeous light show performance, the "Neverland Plaza" is surely one of the hot spots for taking pictures for Instagram this year. Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government: https://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/ New Taipei City Christmasland official website: https://christmasland.ntpc.gov.tw Media contact Jing-Fang ChenOffice: +886-2-2960-3456 #4027Mobile: +886-972-180-900 Li-Wen ChenOffice: +886-2-2960-3456 #4025Mobile: +886-952-282-687 Related Links :https://tour.ntpc.gov.tw
Construct Named In Deloitte's UK Technology Fast 50
Prestigious award recognizes companies with strong growth trajectories LONDON and SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Construct, the global leader in learning design, has been included in a list of the top 50 fastest growing technology companies in the UK. The "UK Technology Fast 50", compiled by Deloitte, ranks firms based on their revenue growth over the last four years. The company placed 20th in its debut appearance on the list. Founded in 2013, Construct has grown from its initial office in London, expanding into markets around the world, including the US and South Africa. Earlier this week, it announced that Online Education Services (OES) acquired a majority stake in the company. The team remains focused on customer growth and helping organisations create beautiful, cutting edge digital learning experiences. "The 2020 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 highlights the success being achieved within the sector today," said Duncan Down, lead partner for the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 programme. "The Fast 50 is internationally revered as one of the most important business awards in the industry and provides an opportunity for businesses to gain recognition for their innovation and achievements over the last four years." Construct helps organisations with learners - like schools, universities, and employers - create cutting edge digital learning experiences. It delivers these experiences to millions of people all over the world in more than 190 countries. "Construct's growth demonstrates the importance of creating good online learning experiences, for teachers, students, employees, and other online learners," said David Philipps, CEO of Construct. "It's heartening to see how many organisations and educational institutions really care about providing the best online learning content possible and we are honored to receive this recognition." The Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 is one of the UK's foremost technology award programmes. Now in its 23rd year, it is a ranking of the country's 50 fastest-growing technology companies, based on revenue growth over the last four years. The UK Fast 50 awards are all about growth driven by leading intellectual property and are a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. The full list of this year's winners and winner breakdown by region and sector is available at www.fast50.co.uk. ABOUT DELOITTE: In this press release references to "Deloitte" are references to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited ("DTTL") a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms. Deloitte LLP is a subsidiary of Deloitte NSE LLP, which is a member firm of DTTL, and is among the UK's leading professional services firms. ABOUT CONSTRUCT:Construct enables opportunity through transformative learning experiences that bridge the gap between technology, education, and employment. Since 2013, with financial backing by the European Private Investment company the RSBC Group, Construct has challenged the status quo by doing the unexpected—emphasizing the value of quality production and design, both visual and instructional, in educational courses. With a global team, Construct continues to grow exponentially each year, expanding the team across geography and knowledge to best serve the needs of its growing client base. To learn more, visit https://www.constructeducation.com. Media Contact: Becky Frostpr@construct.com Logo - https://mma.prnasia.com/media2/1233007/Construct_Logo.jpg?p=medium600 Related Links :https://www.constructeducation.com