Indonesian artist’s intriguing expression of unity in diversity wins 2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year

2019 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) awarded to Wong Tze Chau

SINGAPORE, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — United Overseas Bank (UOB) has conferred the 2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year (POY) award to Indonesian artist, Mr Anagard for his painting titled Welcome Perdamaian, Goodbye Kedengkian (Welcome Peace, Goodbye Hostility). Mr Anagard’s painting was chosen from among the national winners of the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year competitions held in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Winner of 2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year, Anagard. from Indonesia with (from left), Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Wee Ee Cheong, Deputy Chairman and Group CEO, UOB, Mrs Wee Ee Cheong, Ms Nicolette Rappa, Head of Group Strategic Communications and Customer Advocacy, UOB and Ms Lilian Chong, Executive Director, Group Strategic Communications and Customer Advocacy, UOB.


Winner of 2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year, Anagard. from Indonesia with (from left), Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Wee Ee Cheong, Deputy Chairman and Group CEO, UOB, Mrs Wee Ee Cheong, Ms Nicolette Rappa, Head of Group Strategic Communications and Customer Advocacy, UOB and Ms Lilian Chong, Executive Director, Group Strategic Communications and Customer Advocacy, UOB.

Through his painting, the 35-year-old artist examined the themes of tolerance and acceptance amid the differences in culture, ethnicity and faith. He expressed his ideas using a mix of traditional and contemporary styles and melded various life forms and symbols to create an intriguing and thought-provoking piece of art. The panel of judges from the four Southeast Asian countries was also captivated by Mr Anagard’s distinctive stencil on aluminum technique, often seen in spray-painted murals, that gave an immersive, three-dimensional effect to his painting.

On winning the 2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award, Mr Anagard said, “Through Welcome Perdamaian, Goodbye Kedengkian (Welcome Peace, Goodbye Hostility), I wanted to share the importance of harmony, unity and peace. I was inspired by a house of prayer known as Rhema Hill (Bukit Rhema) situated in Central Java, where people of different countries meet to explore their spiritual selves. The painting draws on the unique architecture of the prayer house with a roof shaped like a head of a dove, itself a symbol of peace. As a practising artist, I am honoured to represent Indonesia at the regional level and to win the 2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year award. It has been a fulfilling experience. I look forward to discovering the next phase of my journey as an artist and to continue to push the boundaries of creative art and self-expression.”

Mr Wee Ee Cheong, Deputy Chairman and CEO, UOB, said in uncovering and promoting the works of aspiring and established Southeast Asian artists, the UOB POY competition has helped to draw out the power of art to inspire, to open minds and to create new paradigms.

“The spirit of enterprise and innovation that we see in the artists and through their artwork ties in with UOB’s own philosophy and legacy. The way art connects people and cultures and promotes unity in diversity are also qualities that resonate with UOB’s business philosophy, as we draw on the strengths of our teams from across our diverse markets to support our customers as one bank.

Just as we have helped generations of customers prosper and grow by connecting them to opportunities across the region, our vision for art is to be able to nurture future generations of great artists from across Southeast Asia, whose reputation would be global. As such, we aim to see over time the UOB POY competition in all the ASEAN countries where we have a presence.”

The judging panel for the 2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year comprised the Chief Judges from each of the four participating countries: Dr Bridget Tracy Tan, Director, Institute of Southeast Asian Arts and Art Galleries Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore; Mr Agung Hujatnikajennong, Independent Curator, Indonesia; Ms Bibi Chew, Multi-disciplinary Artist, Head of Illustration, Malaysian Institute of Art, Malaysia; Assistant Professor Somporn Rodboon, Independent Curator and Writer, Board of Directors, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Dr Tan, who is also the Regional Chief Judge, said a highlight this year was the high quality and the immense variety of submissions. “Every year, there are different stories and different ideas. It reflects the vibrant nature of expression in our art makers and this is something to value. This year, we saw strong participation from all four countries, signifying the extent and reach of the 2019 UOB POY competition in attracting high quality submissions. In Singapore, we also recognised the works of five artists as Highly Commended, reflecting the high calibre of submissions.”

“Quality and standards are collectively a different aspect altogether. I believe that when you have a good variety, what stands out in terms of quality of artmaking will become very clear. This is the uniqueness of the UOB POY competition. It can never be judged by a formula. It must be judged by the prevailing times, which keeps it relevant, real and valuable,” Dr Tan said.

The annual UOB POY competition, now in its 38th year, is held across four Southeast Asian countries. In Singapore, it is the longest-running art competition and one of Southeast Asia’s most recognised annual art awards. The UOB POY competition is also the Bank’s flagship art programme and underscores the Bank’s commitment to uncover the next generation of great Southeast Asian artists. Over the years, the UOB POY competition has launched the careers of well-known artists in Singapore and the region including winners of the prestigious Singapore Cultural Medallion winners − Mr Goh Beng Kwan, Mr Anthony Poon and Mr Chua Ek Kay.

The winners received their awards at a ceremony held at the Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands on 6 November 2019. The Guest of Honour was Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth.

The winning paintings from the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year competition will be exhibited at the UOB Art Gallery, UOB Plaza 1 at 80 Raffles Place. The exhibition will run from 9 November 2019 to 20 February 2020.

Established Artist Category: Mr Wong Tze Chau wins the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year (Singapore) Award

Singapore artist, Mr Wong Tze Chau, 41, was presented the 2019 UOB POY (Singapore) award for his painting titled War and Peace. Through acrylic on cotton canvas, War and Peace explores the intrinsic beauty of calligraphy and the potential of language in contemporary art. As a metaphor for the “Oneness of Being”, War and Peace represents the recurring and almost binary themes of darkness and light that often define humankind. While the Arabic and Hebrew text stand out in contrast, they are also meant to stand for their shared qualities such as the similarity in sounds of the word ‘Peace’: salam in Arabic and shalom in Hebrew. Mr Wong hopes to create artworks that appeal visually and challenge thinking at the same time.

Emerging Artist Category: 2019 Most Promising Artist of the Year Award (Singapore)

Mr Casey Tan Jie Wei, 25, won the 2019 Most Promising Artist of the Year Award (Singapore) in the Emerging Artist category for his acrylic on canvas painting titled The Water is Wide. The Water is Wide

takes inspiration from the current events in the world, where the artist sees a reflection of shared humanity and hope in spite of humanitarian disasters. Mr Tan graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 2016 with a Diploma in Fine Art. He was also a recipient of Ngee Ann Kongsi scholarship. Through his artworks, he seeks to give the viewer a sense of adventure from familiar experiences.

Winners of the 2019 UOB Painting of the Year competition

Established Artist Category (Regional)

2019 UOB Southeast Asian Painting of the Year

Mr Anagard, Welcome Perdamaian, Goodbye Kedengkian (Welcome Peace, Goodbye Hostility)

2019 UOB Painting of the Year, Indonesia

Mr Anagard, Welcome Perdamaian, Goodbye Kedengkian (Welcome Peace, Goodbye Hostility)

2019 UOB Painting of the Year, Malaysia

Ms Cheng Yen Pheng, Tug of War: My Homeland

2019 UOB Painting of the Year, Singapore

Mr Wong Tze Chau, War and Peace

2019 UOB Painting of the Year, Thailand

Mr Chaichana Luetrakun, Wastescape

Established Artist Category (Singapore)

2019 UOB Painting of the Year, Singapore

Mr Wong Tze Chau, War and Peace

Gold Award

Mr Keane Tan Jin Howe, From Early Settlers, to a Newly Envisioned World, Chartered by a Set of Ideals

Silver Award

Mr Gerald Tay Chao Siong, The Elemental Kingdom

Bronze Award

Ms Stefanie Hauger, Stone Stack: Year 8: Struggle, 2019

Highly Commended

Mr Tan Seng Kok, 9th of August (9/8) #1

Highly Commended

Mr Billy Soh Wee Leong, I Lift Up My Eyes to the Mountains

Highly Commended

Ms Om Mee Ai, N-BIN92

Winners of the 2019 Most Promising Artist of the Year

Emerging Artist Category (Regional)

2019 Most Promising Artist of the Year, Indonesia

Mr Muhammad Yakin, Human, Human, Human, Copy of Mimetic Desire

2019 Most Promising Artist of the Year, Malaysia

Ms Nurul Asikin binti Roslan, Bunga Moyang (Flower of the Spirits)

2019 Most Promising Artist of the Year, Singapore

Mr Casey Tan Jie Wei, The Water is Wide

2019 Most Promising Artist of the Year, Thailand

Mr Somchai Sidamon, Faces – Reflections of Life No. 2

Emerging Artist Category (Singapore)

2019 Most Promising Artist of the Year

Mr Casey Tan Jie Wei, The Water is Wide

Gold Award

Ms Vanessa Liem Xi Qian, Through Years and Seconds

Silver Award

Ms He Shu, Golf Lady

Bronze Award

Mr Tan Woon Choor, Another

Highly Commended

Ms Liao Liyao, Five Parks on a Passenger, Passing by a Sunny Morning on a Train

Note to media:

About UOB and Art

UOB’s involvement in art started in the 1970s with its collection of paintings by Singapore artists. Today, the UOB Art Collection has more than 2,500 artworks, made up primarily of paintings from established and emerging Southeast Asian artists.

UOB plays an active role in communities across the region, most notably through its long-term commitment to art. As part of this, the Bank has led a wide range of visual arts programmes, partnerships and outreach initiatives across the region.

The Bank’s flagship art programme is the UOB POY Competition, which was started in 1982 to recognise Southeast Asia’s artists and to offer them the opportunity to showcase their works to the wider community. The competition was extended to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, which are all celebrating their 10th year of the UOB POY.

The competition has cultivated and advanced the careers of many artists in Singapore. Notable among them are Mr Goh Beng Kwan (1982 winner), and the late Mr Anthony Poon (1983 winner) and Mr Chua Ek Kay (1991 winner), who received the Singapore Cultural Medallion, Singapore’s most distinguished art award.

The competition has also recognised talents from across the region through the UOB Southeast Asian POY award. Previous winners include Mr Suvi Wahyudianto from Indonesia in 2018, Mr Sukit Choosri from Thailand in 2017, Mr Gatot Indrajati from Indonesia in 2016, Mr Anggar Prasetyo from Indonesia in 2015, Mr Antonius Subiyanto from Indonesia in 2014 and Ms Stefanie Hauger from Singapore in 2013.

Together with past UOB POY winners, UOB also runs art workshops for underprivileged and special needs children regularly. At these workshops, the young learn art techniques from art professionals and award-winning artists.

In recognition of the Bank’s long-term commitment to art, UOB was presented with the National Arts Council’s Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award for the 15th consecutive year in 2019.

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About United Overseas Bank

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. Since its incorporation in 1935, UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. UOB is rated among the world’s top banks: Aa1 by Moody’s and AA- by both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. In Asia, UOB operates through its head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as branches and representative offices across the region.

Over more than eight decades, generations of UOB employees have carried through the entrepreneurial spirit, the focus on long-term value creation and an unwavering commitment to do what is right for our customers and our colleagues.

We believe in being a responsible financial services provider and we are committed to making a difference in the lives of our stakeholders and in the communities in which we operate. Just as we are dedicated to helping our customers manage their finances wisely and to grow their businesses, UOB is steadfast in our support of social development, particularly in the areas of art, children and education.

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Media Advisory – BMO Financial Group to Announce its Fourth Quarter 2019 Results

TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BMO Financial Group will announce its fourth quarter 2019 financial results and hold its investor community conference call on December 3, 2019. Financial results will be issued in a news release at approximately 6:00 a.m. ET.

Investor Community Conference Call

Presentation material referenced during the conference call will be available at http://www.bmo.com/home/about/banking/investor-relations/financial-information/quarterly-results.

Conference Call Rebroadcast
A rebroadcast of the investor community presentations will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET, February 24, 2020 by calling 1 (800) 408-3053 or (905) 694-9451 and entering passcode 2812262#.

The webcast will be available at http://www.bmo.com/home/about/banking/investor-relations/financial-information/quarterly-results until Monday, February 24, 2020.

For News Media Enquiries: Paul Gammal, Toronto, paul.gammal@bmo.com, (416) 867-3996; For Investor Relations Enquiries: Jill Homenuk, Toronto, jill.homenuk@bmo.com, (416) 867-4770; Tom Little, Toronto, tom.little@bmo.com, (416) 867-7834; Internet: www.bmo.com, Twitter: @BMOmedia

Xinhua Silk Road: Deals worth over RMB30 bln signed at Zhangjiagang autumn economic and trade week

BEIJING, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The 2019 golden autumn economic and trade week of Zhangjiagang, a county-level city in east China’s Jiangsu Province, was held on Saturday, with a total of 66 projects worth 32.9 billion yuan signed.

The fair attracted more than 500 attendees from home and abroad including professors from colleges and universities, experts from research institutions and entrepreneurs in fields of new energy, new materials, high-end equipment manufacturing and fund investment.

In recent years, guided by the principle of innovation, Zhangjiagang has been upgrading its innovation level constantly and making efforts to gather the innovation resources. The 2019 golden autumn economic and trade week of Zhangjiagang will be a great opportunity to promote its high-quality development, said Shen Guofang, Party secretary of Zhangjiagang.

During the event, deals were inked between Zhangjiagang Bonded Area and Wacker Chemie AG, Zhangjiagang Economic and Technological Development Area and Peikko Group from Finland, Zhangjiagang Metallurgical Industrial Park and Xinyi Hong Kong, and Leyu Town and China National Building Materials Exhibition & Trade Center, involving 31 projects covering a range of areas such as new energy vehicle manufacturing, hydrogen energy equipment, high-end intelligent manufacturing, special unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and 5G base stations.

Zhangjiagang, located on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, is an emerging port industrial city.

In recent years, Zhangjiagang has considered innovation as the most impetus to its development. It has made great efforts to attract investors and talents and quickly landed many high-quality projects in strategic emerging industries.

Now, Zhangjiagang has gradually become a treasured place for business and investment in the Yangtze River Delta metropolitan area.

In the future, guided by the principle of high-end, intelligent and green development, Zhangjiagang will continue to upgrading its high-end equipment manufacturing industry and increasing investment and policy support for strategic emerging industries.

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Autohome Inc. to Hold 2019 Annual General Meeting on December 18, 2019

BEIJING, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Autohome Inc. (“Autohome” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ATHM), a leading online destination for automobile consumers in China, today announced that it will hold its annual general meeting of shareholders at 18th Floor Tower B, CEC Plaza, 3 Dan Ling Street, Haidian District, Beijing, The People’s Republic of China on December 18, 2019 at 15:00 p.m. (local time). Holders of record of ordinary shares of the Company at the close of business on November 5, 2019 (Eastern Time) are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the annual general meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Holders of the Company’s American depositary shares (“ADSs”) who wish to exercise their voting rights for the underlying ordinary shares must act through the depositary of the Company’s ADS program, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas.

Autohome has filed its annual report on Form 20-F, including its audited financial statements, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autohome’s Form 20-F can be accessed on the Company’s website at http://ir.autohome.com.cn, as well as on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Shareholders may also obtain a hard copy of the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F, free of charge, by writing to Anita Chen, Autohome Inc., 18th Floor Tower B, CEC Plaza, 3 Dan Ling Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100080, The People’s Republic of China, or by email to ir@autohome.com.cn.

About Autohome Inc.

Autohome Inc. (NYSE: ATHM) is the leading online destination for automobile consumers in China. Its mission is to enhance the car-buying and ownership experience for auto consumers in China. Autohome provides original generated content, professionally generated content, user-generated content, AI-generated content, a comprehensive automobile library, and extensive automobile listing information to automobile consumers, covering the entire car purchase and ownership cycle. The ability to reach a large and engaged user base of automobile consumers has made Autohome a preferred platform for automakers and dealers to conduct their advertising campaigns. Further, the Company’s dealer subscription and advertising services allow dealers to market their inventory and services through Autohome’s platform, extending the reach of their physical showrooms to potentially millions of internet users in China and generating sales leads for them. The Company offers sales leads, data analysis, and marketing services to assist automakers and dealers with improving their efficiency and facilitating transactions. Autohome operates its “Autohome Mall,” a full-service online transaction platform, to facilitate transactions for automakers and dealers. Further, through its websites and mobile applications, it also provides other value-added services, including auto financing, auto insurance, used car transactions, and aftermarket services. For further information, please visit www.autohome.com.cn.

For further information, please contact:

In China:

Anita Chen
Investor Relations
Tel: +86-10-5985-7483
Email: ir@autohome.com.cn

The Piacente Group, Inc. 
Xi Zhang
Tel: +86-10-6508-0677
E-mail: autohome@tpg-ir.com

In the United States:

The Piacente Group, Inc. 
Brandi Piacente
Tel: +1-212-481-2050
E-mail: autohome@tpg-ir.com

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Family Businesses Should Trust in Next Generation Leaders to Thrive in Digital Age, Says PwC

LONDON, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ —

  • 41% of next generation (NextGens) of family businesses aspire to executive director position in the next five years, according to PwC’s Global NextGen Survey 2019
  • 70% are already deeply engaged in family enterprise; 48% already have significant internal operations to run
  • Significant minority do not feel they have a ‘licence to operate’
  • Current generation should act now to harness the potential of NextGens as future leaders of digital transformation

Family business NextGens view themselves as agents of change for digital transformation but are looking for greater support and trust from current generation leaders, according to a new report by PwC.

PwC’s Global NextGen Survey 2019 has found that a majority of NextGens are already deeply engaged in the family enterprise, with nearly half (48%) reporting that they already run significant internal operations. A quarter (26%) are already in an executive director position.

This level of engagement is also matched by future ambitions to lead, with 41% seeking an executive director role within the next five years and nearly a third (29%) looking to be a majority shareholder.

Confidence is also high amongst NextGens about the value they can bring in terms of skills. Over two-thirds of respondents see their strongest attributes (problem-solving and leadership) to be essential skills in the future business landscape. 64% say they can add value to ensure future business strategy is fit for the digital age.

Peter Englisch, Global Family Business Leader, PwC Germany says,

‘The survey findings highlight the positive news that NextGens are ambitious and deeply committed to the family business. They see a clear role in securing the family legacy in an age of profound disruption and transformation. Yet they also see themselves as being held back and frustrated by a lack of opportunity.

‘We should recognise, however, that these frustrations are realistic and pragmatic. What NextGens are looking for is support in terms of developing the expertise and experience they need to succeed. Their view can be summed up as: “Help me unlock my potential so I can gain the skills and experience I will need to take on the leadership roles I aspire to.”

‘They are a diverse group in terms of their needs and ambitions. NextGens require an approach that is built around understanding their needs and ambitions and this survey provides an important guide to the next steps they should take.’

The survey identifies four key personas of NextGens, based on their views of their skills, contributions and career goals. These personas are:

Transformers: Self-confident future leaders (46% of respondents)
Transformers aim to lead change in the family business and are more likely to aspire to executive roles within five years (56% of transformers said this vs. 41% of all 956 respondents)

Stewards: Keeping to tradition and existing networks (26% of respondents)
Stewards are more likely to be over 35 than other NextGens (42% vs. 36% of all respondents) and to be in a management role (44% vs. 39% of all respondents).

Intrapreneurs: Proving yourselves by running ventures under the family’s wing  (20% of respondents)
Intrapreneurs are more likely to feel the need to prove yourself before presenting ideas for change (27% vs. 21% of all respondents).

Entrepreneurs: Following your own path outside the family business (8% of respondents)
Entrepreneurs are less likely to see themselves as future leaders of the family business — though they want to lead their own business — and are more likely to aspire to a governance role in the family business (for example, on the family council).

The survey provides specific guidance for each persona in how they should approach their professional development.

Vicki Huff Eckert, US and global leader, PwC New Ventures says,

‘It’s vital to understand the importance of a cross-generational approach. In some family businesses, there may be up to five generations all working together in one company. Each generation tends to have characteristics that can clash with those around them — but they also have insights, experiences and skills that can benefit the business.

‘Weaving in the best traits from each generation — knowing when to let the young take the lead and when to rein them in — can make the difference between simply surviving and passing on a thriving enterprise to the next generation.’

Notes to editors:

The survey, Agents of change: Earning your licence to operate, draws on the views of more than 950 NextGens from 69 territories across five continents and 11 industries.

You can view the report here: www.pwc.com/nextgensurvey

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MyDoc and Vietnam’s largest listed insurance company to target soaring medical inflation in fastest growing segment of US$22 billion healthcare market

Singapore based digital healthcare platform MyDoc ramps up expansion plans across Southeast Asia with BaoViet deal to address 35-45% group insurance premium growth

SINGAPORE, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — MyDoc recently inked a strategic deal with BaoViet Group Insurance; adding Vietnam to its expanding B2B online-to-offline healthcare ecosystem across Southeast Asia, with plans to add more countries in 2020.

(From L-R) Nguyen Thi Trieu Giang, Deputy Director, Claims Division, BaoViet; Vyctoria Tran, Operations Manager, MyDoc Vietnam; Dr. Snehal Patel, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, MyDoc; Do Hoang Phuong, Deputy CEO, BaoViet; Nguyen Quang Hung, Deputy CEO, BaoViet; Tran Thi Van Anh, Deputy Director, Health & Benefits Division, BaoViet; Tran Thi My Linh, Director, Marketing Division, BaoViet.


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The partnership with BaoViet, who leads the industry with a 40 percent market share, is the first of its kind to offer a cashless digitally integrated clinic service to its health insurance policyholders nationwide.

Currently, Vietnam is reported to have the highest medical inflation rate in Asia at 14.2 percent. By 2021, the country is expected to spend US$22.7 billion on healthcare, which represents a 12.5 percent increase from US$16.1 billion in 2017.

An audit and report by PwC confirms that MyDoc will help patients avoid unnecessary hospitalisation which in turn will substantially lower the cost of healthcare. MyDoc has a proven track record for leading digital healthcare adoption through strategic partnerships since 2012, strengthening patient engagement and reducing the cost of claims across the region which is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 24 percent from US$8.5 billion in 2018 to US$38.1 billion by 2025.

Dr. Snehal Patel, CEO and co-founder of MyDoc, said, “We are simplifying the health insurance claims process and tackling the shortage of healthcare capacity by reducing hospital readmissions. Our integrated gateway model offers more than just faster access to best-in-class healthcare. Our clinical research teams can use millions of anonymised clinical data points studied over seven years to identify disease patterns and their treatments. We enable market-leading providers like BaoViet to give patients the right care at the right time and keep them out of hospitals.”

The service will be rolled out in phases, with locally licensed doctors from clinical partner DHA clinic group and a major multichain pharmacy. Policyholders will be able to access free value-added digital concierge and healthcare services on their mobile phones, including doctor consultations and electronic prescriptions, in English and Vietnamese.

Dr. Patel added, “We select best-in-class clinical partners carefully through a series of stringent standards and procedures. All clinical teams are required to complete clinical and product training and pass test consultations prior to certification. It’s only through putting our patients first, that we can deliver quality healthcare to 600 million people across Southeast Asia.”

Beyond Vietnam, the company is in the process of scaling up its operations in Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, and India where it has been running virtual and in-person clinics for employees at the head offices of its Temasek-backed investor UST Global.

About MyDoc

MyDoc is a digital healthcare platform that delivers the right care at the right time.

Combining the latest in healthcare technologies, over a million standardised clinical data points and a GP-led coordinated care clinical triage, MyDoc continuously steers patients onto personal care pathways that lead to better health outcomes at lower costs.

Through MyDoc, employees and their dependents stay connected with a team of licensed allied healthcare professionals. Patients covered by corporate and personal healthcare plans from six of the largest health insurers in the region enjoy a convenient cashless care journey.

Established in 2012, MyDoc’s integrated online-to-offline ecosystem is used by employees of over 200 Fortune 500 companies and insurance policyholders across six markets in Asia. MyDoc is a part of the Singapore MOH sandbox and is audited by PwC. The company is also a member of the American Telemedicine Association.

For more information, please visit www.my-doc.com.

About BaoViet

More than fifty years of strong development, continuously ranked in the top position in the market in terms of revenue, market share, growth, Bao Viet Insurance Corporation has always pioneered the application of technology and successful solutions of the 4.0 technology revolution not only in sales, business management, compensation management, customer data control but also in interacting with customers to bring the highest convenience.

Processes and transactions are converted through digital technology, helping to find and access information quickly, efficiently, saving customers time; Systematic and managed data information, increased security and careful backup. Bao Viet Insurance continues to expand its interactive channel through its online sales page (baovietonline.com.vn) and other digital partners to bring more optimal choices to customers.

For many consecutive years, Bao Viet Insurance has received many prestigious awards, including: Vietnam Best Non-life Insurance Enterprise 2018 and the most innovative Non-life Insurance Enterprise Vietnam 2018 (Global Banking and Finance Review); Best Vietnam Non-life Insurance Brand 2018 (Best Brand Magazine); Top 10 most prestigious non-life insurance companies in Vietnam (Vietnam Report), etc.

And along with many other awards in the country and the region, this is a clear testament to the direction of Bao Viet Insurance is customer-centric as a guideline for its activities. Throughout its establishment and development, Baoviet Insurance has always affirmed its role as an insurer playing a leading and constructing role in Vietnam’s non-life insurance market, with strong resources and proper implementation.

BaoViet’s commitment to customers, to bring the best benefits to the customers and the community.

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Experience The Wonder Of The Holiday Season At The Empire State Building

New This Winter: Radiant Heat on the 86th Floor Observatory

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the details of its annual holiday festivities, shared with New Yorkers, tourists, and fans across the globe. The celebration, which takes place throughout November and December, will include a seasonal Fifth Avenue window display, holiday concerts, and surprise appearances by celebrity guests. Decorations in the Building’s signature  Art Deco style adorn the 34th Street Observatory entrance and iconic Fifth Avenue lobby and make the interior of the Empire State Building shine like its world-famous tower lights. From the ground floor to the sparkling antenna, ESB spreads holiday cheer throughout every corner of New York City and the world.  New this winter is radiant heat to provide extra comfort to visitors on ESB’s 86th floor exterior 360-degree viewing deck.




“From our 2nd floor immersive interactive museum to our new exterior heaters on the 86th floor, to the 360-degree glass-enclosed 102nd Floor Observatory, the Empire State Building’s completely reimagined Observatory Experience is the place to experience the magic of New York City during the holidays, ” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust.

Our Guests’ journey to the world-famous 86th Floor Observatory is decked with a festive sentiment in the following locations:

Fifth Avenue and Observatory Lobbies:

During the week of November 11, 2019, the Empire State Building’s holiday spirit comes to life. Ornaments and decorations in classic shades of gold, bronze, and silver will highlight the signature Art Deco details in the Fifth Avenue lobby. On November 13, the Radio City Rockettes will once again “unwrap” ESB’s custom Fifth Avenue holiday windows, designed by Mark Stephen Experiential Agency. The custom windows will feature several different iterations of the Building against reflective metallic ornaments, candy landscapes, and nutcrackers.

ESB will also ring in the holidays with live music performances in the Fifth Avenue lobby. From Monday, December 2, 2019, through Friday, December 27, 2019, a pianist will perform holiday classics and a collection of seasonal favorites to add a festive flair. ESB will also host several local student choir performances throughout the holiday season.

Second Floor Galleries:

On their way to the 86th Floor Observatory, Guests are invited to explore the Building’s place in popular culture via nine interactive and immersive exhibits that span over 10,000 square feet. Be transported to the early 1930s and experience the Empire State Building construction first-hand; enjoy a short film that features holiday favorites such as Elf, When Harry Met Sally, and A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas on a panoramic, 72-screen display. Make sure to end your journey with a photo inside Kong’s giant hand!

Observation Decks:

Once Guests reach the Observation Decks on the 86th and 102nd floors, they never know who they might meet. Throughout November and December, the building will welcome notable celebrity guests to its world-famous 86th Floor Observatory to enjoy the 360-degree views. In past years, the building has welcomed guests such as Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Hugh Jackman, and Zac Efron during the holiday season.

Visiting ESB in the Winter:

For the first time, the Empire State Building has introduced heat lamps on its world-famous 86th Floor Observatory to keep the chill at bay while revelers take in 360-degree open-air views. From our indoor exhibits on the 2nd floor to our climate-controlled 102nd Floor Observatory with floor-to-ceiling windows, Guests will keep warm even when the weather outside is frightful.

Iconic Tower Lightings:

Throughout the holiday season, ESB will light up the New York City skyline with tower lightings in celebration of Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.

For the full lighting schedule, please visit http://www.esbnyc.com/explore/tower-lights/calendar.

About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.comwww.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldghttp://weibo.com/empirestatebuildingwww.youtube.com/esbnyc, or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg.

About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the “World’s Most Famous Building.” Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2019, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

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Fulfilio Meets Australian Ecommerce Boom with Manhattan Associates

Manhattan’s WMS to provide greater visibility and scalability within Australia Post’s 3PL operations

SYDNEY, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Manhattan Associates Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) has announced that Fulfilio, Australia Post’s third party logistics (3PL) business, has chosen Manhattan’s Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) to be deployed at its four facilities across Australia in 2020. The WMS solution will support Fulfilio’s operations which are growing rapidly as a result of the rising popularity of Australian ecommerce.

Australia Post Box


Australia Post Box

Currently the 10th largest ecommerce market in the world, Australia’s online sales are booming. Australians spent a total of A$28.6 billion on online shopping in 2018, and 2019 revenues are expected to grow an astonishing 15.1%. As ecommerce continues to grow at this rapid pace, Australia Post found that it needs to continue to significantly improve its 3PL capabilities to meet the demands of its customers and the end consumer.

“We’re leading ecommerce fulfilment in Australia and are confident that Manhattan’s WMS will help us drive that forward even further,” explained Steve Richardson, Head of 3PL at Australia Post. “Manhattan Associates’ WMS solution will allow us to consolidate four separate systems into one single platform that integrates seamlessly with other IT endpoints throughout our supply chain network.”

Manhattan’s WMS will give Fulfilio access to a much higher level of data and real time visibility over its 3PL warehouse operations. This will improve fulfilment efficiency and accuracy, and speed the flow of goods and information through the company’s 3PL warehouses, which is vital during peak shopping periods.

“With big shopping events, such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we see a significant increase — up to 800 percent on normal operations — in ecommerce orders, and we need to have confidence we can continue to service these volumes,” added Richardson.

Importantly, Manhattan’s WMS has 250 standard API connections, allowing Fulfilio to integrate a number of systems and onboard customers of all sizes quickly. This includes seamlessly connecting with its Fulfilio platform, which sends orders from ecommerce shopping carts to Fulfilio’s supply chain systems.

“Ecommerce and consumer demands are constantly shifting, so it is important for Fulfilio to invest in a WMS solution that can futureproof its 3PL warehouse operations,” said Raghav Sibal, Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand for Manhattan Associates. “Our WMS is highly scalable and flexible, providing technology that will support the future growth of Fulfilio’s business and enable it to meet the challenges of ecommerce and other emerging consumer trends for years to come.”

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About Australia Post

Operating as the Australia Post Group, Australia Post is one of the country’s most trusted brands. It operates mostly in Australia, with headquarters in Melbourne, and offices and facilities across the country, directly employing around 35,000 people across our integrated delivery, logistics, retail and eCommerce network. For more information, please visit http://auspost.com.au/.

About Manhattan Associates

Manhattan Associates is a technology leader in supply chain and omnichannel commerce. We unite information across the enterprise, converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution. Our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help drive both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability for our customers.

Manhattan Associates designs, builds and delivers leading edge cloud and on-premises solutions so that across the store, through your network or from your fulfilment centre, you are ready to reap the rewards of the omnichannel marketplace. For more information, please visit www.manh.com/en-au.

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The “Little Iron Horse” Stands Tall in Black and Gold on a New Royal Canadian Mint Coin

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly 400 years after the Canadian horse was first brought to Canada by the settlers of New France, the “little iron horse” that helped build a nation is being celebrated on a pure silver Royal Canadian Mint coin that combines gold and black rhodium plating.  Designed by artist Claude Thivierge of Saint-Zotique, Quebec, this eye-catching coin depicts the heads of two horses, positioned in the form of a yin and yang symbol, in celebration of this unique breed’s lasting bond with Canadian history. On the obverse, the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II shines in gold against the darkness of a rhodium background.  This exceptional coin, along with many new offerings, is available as of today.

The Royal Canadian Mint's gold and black rhodium-plated coin celebrating the Canadian horse


The Royal Canadian Mint’s gold and black rhodium-plated coin celebrating the Canadian horse

In addition, the Mint is reaching for the stars with the 2019 25-Cent Coin – First Canadian in Space with a first-ever tri-metallic tribute to Marc Garneau’s historic 1984 flight aboard Space Shuttle Challenger.  Representing different layers of Earth’s atmosphere, the bronze outer ring, cupronickel inner ring and brass core highlight every detail of Tony Bianco’s rendering of Challenger as it blasted into Canadian history 35 years ago.  The coin is packaged in a colourful folder featuring a personal statement from Garneau, and the design of the special mission patch he wore on his flight suit.

Back on terra firma, the Mint is also celebrating the 25th season of the reigning NBA Champion Toronto Raptors with a pair of memorable coins.  Proud fans can celebrate Canadian sports history with a 1 oz. fine silver coin featuring the Raptor’s original logo in colour and a 25-cent nickel-plated steel coin, featuring today’s iconic claw logo enclosed in a presentation folder emblazoned with a gold seal celebrating the 2019 NBA Championship.

Other finely crafted coins offered this month include:

  • The 2019 $200 Ultra High Relief Pure Gold Coin – Purely Brilliant Collection: Forevermark Black Label Square, a Chris Reid and Rosina Li-designed coin, featuring a genuine square-cut diamond;
  • The 2020 $50 Fine Silver Coin – Christmas Train, the Mint’s latest coin featuring a moving silver element;
  • The 2020 $50 Fine Silver Coin – Real Shapes: The Caribou, a new coin shaped in the  profile of the caribou head design of the 25-cent coin;
  • The 2019 $500 Pure Gold Coin – 40th Anniversary of the Gold Maple Leaf, crafted of five ounces of 99.99% pure gold;
  • The 2019 $2,500 Pure Gold Coin – Into the Light: Lion, a one kilo coin recreating one of celebrated wildlife artist Robert Bateman’s paintings of the African savannah;
  • The 2020 5-Cent Bronze Coin – The Canadian Home Front: The Victory Nickel, a tribute to the copper-tin Tombac version of the 5-cent coin that circulated during the Second World War to save precious nickel for the Allied war effort;
  • The 2019 $30 Fine Silver Coin – Majestic Birds in Motion: Golden Eagles, designed by artist Pierre Leduc;
  • The 2020 $20 Fine Silver Coin – Holiday Cookies, featuring a Venetian glass gingerbread man;
  • The 2019 $3 Fine Silver Coin – Celebrating Canadian Fun and Festivities – Aurora Borealis, designed by Steve Hepburn; and
  • The 2019 $5 Fine Silver Coin – Zodiac Series: Sagittarius, designed by Jori Van Der Linde.

Mintages, pricing and full background information on each product can be found on the “Shop” tab of www.mint.ca.  Coin images are available here.

All of these products can be ordered directly from the Mint at 1-800-267-1871 in Canada,
1-800-268-6468 in the US, or on the Mint’s web site. The coins are also available at Royal Canadian Mint boutiques in Ottawa and Winnipeg, as well as through our global network of dealers and distributors, including participating Canada Post outlets.

About the Royal Canadian Mint
The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’s circulation coins. The Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.  Follow the Mint on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

For further information: Alex Reeves, Senior Manager, Public Affairs, Tel: (613) 884-6370, reeves@mint.ca

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Hebron Technology Co., Ltd. to Hold Annual Meeting of Shareholders on December 20, 2019

WENZHOU, China, Nov. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hebron Technology Co., Ltd. (“Hebron” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: HEBT), a developer, manufacturer and installer of valves and pipe fittings for use in the pharmaceutical, biological, food and beverage, and other clean industries, today announced that it will hold its 2019 annual meeting of shareholders on December 20, 2019, at 10:00 A.M., local time (9:00 P.M. ET on December 19, 2019), at C9, 99 Danba Rd, Putuo Qu, Shanghai, China, 200336. Shareholders as of the record date, close of business on November 4, 2019, will be entitled to vote at the meeting.

About Hebron Technology Co., Ltd.

Established in January 2005 and headquartered in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, Hebron Technology Co., Ltd. (“Hebron” or the “Company”) engages in research, development, and manufacture of highly specialized valves and pipe fitting products for use in the pharmaceutical, biological, food and beverage, and other clean industries. The Company also offers its customers comprehensive pipeline design, installation, construction, and ongoing maintenance services as holistic solution services. For more information about the Company, please visit www.xibolun.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains information about Hebron’s view of its future expectations, plans and prospects that constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from historical results or those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with its ability to raise additional funding, its ability to maintain and grow its business both in legacy and new segments, variability of operating results, its ability to maintain and enhance its brand, its development and introduction of new products and services, the successful integration of acquired companies, technologies and assets into its portfolio of products and services, marketing and other business development initiatives, competition in the industry, general government regulation, economic conditions, 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. Hebron encourages you to review other factors that may affect its future results in Hebron’s registration statement and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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