Friday, September 18, 2020

Shopee Launches the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to Support Frontliners Amidst the Pandemic

Shopee Bayanihan

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to provide frontliners a special digital bundle they can use for personal needs. From September 18 to 20, frontliners can avail of the exclusive digital package that includes free shipping vouchers from Shopee, ₱100 off vouchers from Unilever, and ₱100 mobile load plus 1GB worth of internet from Smart.

The Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Package aims to support the rising heroes diligently battling the pandemic. These include:

Health Care Workers (Hospital admin and janitorial services, Health and service personnel in LGU facilities)

  • Medical Professionals (Doctors, Nurses, Medical Technicians)
  • Police officers and Military Personnel
  • Coast Guards
  • Government Agencies (LGU workers, admin staff)
  • Delivery and Logistics Providers (Food, restaurant, medicine, logistics company drivers and riders)
  • Security Guards
  • Mortuary Services Personnel

Starting September 18, frontliners can avail of the package by signing up on the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Package microsite in the Shopee App. Here is the link: https://shopee.ph/m/frontliner-package.

Shopee Bayanihan Frontliners

Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As the nation continues to combat the spread of the pandemic, it is essential for us to step up and support our Filipino frontliners who are at the forefront of this fight. With leading brands such as Smart and Unilever, we launched the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to provide frontliners with exclusive vouchers and deals to support them and their families during this period. Every one of us has a role to play in this fight, and we are committed to doing what we can to help our frontliners and the local community.”

Kay Veloso - Palisoc, Head of E-Commerce at Unilever Philippines, said, “Unilever seeks to build purposeful and meaningful partnerships, and we are grateful to work with Shopee on this initiative that values and rewards the contributions of our frontliners. We continue to find ways to extend assistance and ‘malasakit’ where it’s needed through our purpose-driven brands.”

As the frontline workers continue to dedicate their time and effort to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, Shopee understands the importance of helping frontliners stay connected with their loved ones. As part of this initiative, frontliners can receive mobile load and data to communicate with their families during this challenging period.

Precy P. Katigbak, FVP and Head of National Key Accounts at Smart, said “We want to bridge the distance between frontliners and their family members, that is why we are thrilled to partner with Shopee to provide frontliners with load and data they can use to contact their loved ones. As part of the country’s largest and only fully integrated telco, we want to help people stay connected, and this campaign is ideal for solidifying our vision to lead, inspire, and create a better tomorrow.”

The global pandemic has affected millions of people around the world. With frontliners working tirelessly to serve others, Shopee will continue to introduce initiatives like the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to give back to our modern-day heroes.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.


About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It was launched in 7 markets in 2015 to connect consumers, sellers, and businesses in the region.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Teenage Mixed Martial Arts Prodigy Victoria Lee Signs with ONE Championship

 

ONE Championship Victoria Lee

17 September 2020 – Singapore: Women’s mixed martial arts prodigy Victoria Lee, younger sister of ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee and ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee, has signed with ONE Championship. ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the news on his official social media accounts.

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“I feel extremely excited and motivated to be part of the world’s largest martial arts organization, ONE Championship. Inspired by watching my older brother and sister compete on the biggest global stage of martial arts competition, I am ready to take my career to the next level and compete with the world’s best martial arts athletes. I want to thank my parents for teaching me and guiding me, and for allowing me to chase my dreams. I promise all the fans that I will continue to train hard and develop my skills, and that I’ll be ready when I get the call to step inside the ONE Circle,” said Victoria Lee.

Born into a family of World Champion martial artists, Lee was introduced to martial arts by her parents, who both trained and developed her skills from a young age. Following in the footsteps of sister Angela and brother Christian, Lee is considered one of the top female mixed martial arts prospects in the world.

At just 16 years old, Lee already boasts of a growing list of impressive accolades. This list includes a 2019 IMMAF Junior World Championship, two Pankration Junior World Championships, and a 2019 Hawaii State Wrestling Championship, among others. She is also a 15-time NAGA Expert Champion. 

At such a young age, Lee has already accomplished much in her career thus far. But by joining ONE Championship, she enters an organization teeming with the world’s best martial arts talent.

Angela, for one, says Victoria is a better version of herself at her age, and is excited for Victoria to take the world by storm.

“I am so happy for Victoria and extremely proud of her. She is a very gifted and driven young woman. She told us that this is her dream - to be a professional fighter - and as a family, we are going to support her fully. Victoria is a gifted athlete and everyone will be witness to that when she makes her debut. Throughout time, there have been a handful of gifted young Olympians, many years younger than their competitors, but they managed to rise above and shine through with their god-given talent, dedication, and hard work. I have confidence in our Coach, our family and in Victoria that she is ready for this next level of competition,” said Angela Lee.

“Victoria is learning the same things today as me, the 5-time ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion and our brother, the ONE Lightweight World Champion! Mixed martial arts is meant to evolve and we as athletes must adapt and evolve with it. Victoria is a part of this next generation that has been born and raised with MMA as a whole. The transitions are seamless, there are no gaps. She is still learning and improving each day but yes, she is already much better than I was at her age. It also might help that in addition to our father, the Head Coach, she also has a team of sibling World Champions to help teach and guide her in the family trade.”

Victoria will join a stacked women's atomweight division, where her older sister reigns as the division’s queen. Details on Victoria’s official ONE Championship debut will be announced at a later date.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit https://www.onefc.com/about-us/, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

 

About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship (ONE) is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE is the world's largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Silat, Sanda, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling, and more. ONE hosts the biggest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world's best martial artists and world champions on the largest global media broadcast in Asia. ONE Esports, a subsidiary of ONE Championship, runs Asia's largest global esports Championship Series with some of the biggest blockbuster game titles in the world. With a focus on both martial arts and esports, ONE Championship is currently the largest producer of millennial live sports content in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 2.7 billion potential viewers across 150+ countries with some of the largest global free-to-air and digital broadcasters, including Star Sports, Tencent, TV5, Astro, ClaroSports, Startimes, Fox Sports, Thairath TV, Turner Sports, Skynet, Mediacorp, Great Sports, Mediaset Italia, ProSiebenSat.1, Dubai Sports, and more.

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

HP Delivers Unparalleled Safety in its Business PCs with High-grade Security Features

HP Laptop

As employees carry on in working from home, people learn to realize the vulnerabilities that come with the setup. One of these is that cybersecurity threats seem to be more apparent, with teams connecting to their personal networks and company devices exposed outside the secure office environment.

Combating the spread of security threats, endpoint devices become the first line of defense, while hardware-based PC security is now essential more than ever. Understanding the risks involved, the security solutions engineered into HP Business PCs are designed to protect one's activities, even if they are working from home.
From the moment the PC is switched on, the security products in the HP Security Stack are already working together in the background to protect one's business, so they can continue to work, browse, click, and view, without fearing for their safety.
With HP Business PCs, they can keep their laptops protected 24/7 as HP Sure Sense come into play. Sure Sense is the HP security solution that uses Deep Learning AI (artificial intelligence) with malware protection capabilities that are light years ahead. It scans files and detects new and traditional threats instinctively, and keeps the PC protected in real-time. HP Sure Sense works in sync with HP Sure Run, which keeps the laptop safe 24/7 whether or not it is online.
As employees work from home unmonitored, many tend to access several apps on the go, sometimes on untrusted networks. HP Sure Click provides a revolutionary solution developed through the collaboration of HP and Bromium — the pioneers of application isolation using patented microvirtualization technology.
HP Sure Click is a hardware-based, secure browsing solution within the OS (operating system) that effectively isolates web content in a virtual machine that malware cannot strike. It shrugs off browser-borne attacks and protects the users as they work and play, delivering unparalleled user experience backed up by top-notch security and privacy.
HP also protects its Business PCs from end-to-end. This is made possible with HP Sure Start, which ensures the PC’s safety from its most fundamental level. It also works in concert with the HP Security Controller, so when any form of tampering is detected, the computer self-heals from any malware or corruption to automatically be replaced with clean and fully functional BIOS.
Lastly, working remotely means that not everyone has access to an IT professional whenever they encounter tech problems. But with HP Sure Recover built into the system’s hardware and firmware, users can restore their machines conveniently anytime, anywhere, using only a network connection.
With HP Security Stack working together to secure your activities, one can continue to work remotely with safety and convenience without sacrificing performance. These security features from HP are available in the HP ProBook 400 series G7, which combines power and elegance to deliver productivity in style, and the HP EliteBook 800 G7, an ultra-slim convertible laptop that guarantees unparalleled security and mobility.
Work from home safely and securely with HP Business PCs. Order your HP ProBook 400 or the HP EliteBook 800 G7 now here https://forms.gle/4QW9ADFLwQRjaFrW8.

ROG Announces Partnership with ACRONYM® on Special Edition Zephyrus G14

ROG Acronym

TAIPEI, Taiwan, September 15, 2020 — 
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced a collaboration with ACRONYM®, a leading technical apparel design agency, to create a special edition ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop that melds top-of-the-line hardware with a radical new vision for what technology can be. This device is based on a design concept grounded in Errolson Hugh’s vision of a more empowered user: not just a gamer, but a thinker and a creator.

ROG x ACRONYM

ACRONYM®’s co-founder Errolson Hugh has been a pioneer in the technical apparel industry since the company’s founding in 1994. In the 26 years since, their agency has built an extensive design portfolio dedicated to fusing singular style with the latest technology. Whether they’re designing product lines for Nike and Arc’Teryx, virtual video game gear for Square Enix / EIDOS, or creating clothing under their own flag, ACRONYM® has a proven track record as a visionary in the apparel industry with a commitment to sourcing top notch materials to create utilitarian designs that go far beyond style.

On ACRONYM®’s design approach, Hugh says:

“We try to break the expected relationship with a product to make the user feel more aware of the product as a tool, and make them more active and engaged with it. It’s too easy to become complacent toward the technology we use and let into our lives, and that can make us passive recipients of information, and thus less creative and less empowered.”

Hugh brought in long-time collaborator, designer David Rudnick, whose studio, Terrain, is sought-after by industry leaders in fashion, music and the arts for their visionary approach to building visual systems that require a completely original aesthetic. Together, Rudnick and Hugh designed and prototyped a new design language from the ground up, including bespoke typefaces and material treatments, touching every aspect of the ROG Zephyrus G14. 

This forward-thinking approach made ACRONYM® a natural design partner for the Republic of Gamers. ROG is committed to making premium gaming hardware that’s powerful enough for pro-level work and play, while also being customizable enough that every gamer can express themselves. ACRONYM®’s designs consistently embody their belief that aesthetic expression is a form of freedom. Through style, audiences can share their story, their way.


Pushing the Limits of Engineering

No device better epitomizes the convergence of style and technology than the ultraslim Zephyrus G14. With its title as the most powerful 14” gaming laptop on the market, the G14 is well-equipped for both everyday multitasking and gaming, and engineered with high-end materials lightweight and resilient enough to travel anywhere–the ideal canvas for ACRONYM®’s first gaming hardware design.

 

Go anywhere. Do anything.

On a pure component level, the Zephyrus G14 boasts a punchy 8-core 16-thread AMD® Ryzen 9 CPU and a potent NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 GPU, which gives it the power for content creation, like editing videos or streaming,  and lets it blaze through tons of modern titles. It also features a slick IPS-level display that’s PANTONE® Validated for color accuracy and boasts Adaptive Sync variable refresh rate technology for ultra-smooth gaming.

That the device manages to pack this considerable power in a 14-inch chassis less than 20mm thin takes premium to a new level. The Zephyrus G14 is crafted from high-end materials, from its magnesium alloy deck to its aluminum lid, that allow it to be as light as it is strong. Visually, it’s also set apart by its one-of-a-kind AniMe Matrix LED display that offers gamers and creators a new platform to show off custom animations, text effects, and audio visualizers.


Redefining and expanding premium gaming

The ROG ZEPHYRUS G14 ACRNM RMT01 builds from this base and enhances it with several distinct visual features. The collaboration pushed the limits of what’s possible, using custom materials, etching, machining, specially developed paints, and two completely original typefaces to bring ACRONYM®’s vision to life.

Precision etchings along its sides reinforce the notion that this is a precision-crafted tool that also took great technical care to make. While its carbon black surfaces are sleek enough to blend into any environment, a closer look reveals striking touches, schematic markings, and iconography that invite curiosity. Every detail on the laptop was given consideration; even the AniMe Matrix is equipped with eight ACRONYM®-designed animations exclusive to this device.

ACRONYM® addressed every point of contact between the user and the machine. Even the device’s packaging is unique, designed to fully follow through on ACRONYM®’s philosophy of sustainability and functionality. Everything from the box to the unique ACRONYM® Airpak laptop sleeve is designed to be reusable and recyclable. Altogether, the ROG ZEPHYRUS G14 ACRNM RMT01 represents a bold new frontier in gaming technology, fusing next-gen style with next-gen hardware for the next generation of gamers.

The ROG ZEPHYRUS G14 ACRNM RMT01 was built to satisfy the most dedicated gamers and tailored by ACRONYM® to meet the needs of the next generation of creative professionals. ACRONYM® and ROG are proud to take this first step together toward a radical new vision of what users’ experience of what hardware and personal devices can be.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

For updates on the ASUS ROG ZEPHYRUS G14 ACRNM RMT01 For further details, check out the ASUS Republic of Gamers Facebook Page.

 

 

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About ROG

Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.

 

About ACRONYM®

ACRONYM® was founded in 1994 by Michaela Sachenbacher and Errolson Hugh as an independent design agency with a focus on the unification of style and technology in apparel. Through its eponymous brand, as well as its numerous contract design projects, ACRONYM® has been instrumental in the emergence of a new generation of technical apparel products and users. The ACRONYM® agency continues to provide consulting and design services for selected brands and companies throughout the world.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Canva for Education Announces an Exclusive Care Bears™ Collection to Empower Teachers with Resources to Nurture Students Through Social Emotional Learning

Canva Bears

Manila, Philippines
- Global online design platform Canva, in partnership with The Care Bears brand owner Cloudco Entertainment, announces the immediate release of a collection of Care Bears™ templates exclusively for its Canva for Education community; a collection which further encourages and inspires creativity and connection in the classroom - in both a virtual and physical environment.

Online classes will be the major learning delivery method for the majority of academic institutions across the Philippines. With the traditional face-to-face setup pinned to the side, Filipino educators are adapting to new ways of teaching, rethinking how to provide students with meaningful social-emotional learning tools, as well as ways to keep students engaged.

The Care Bears collection, exclusive to the Canva for Education community, includes:
  • Educational worksheets to enhance engagement in the classroom and reach key learning goals;
  • Creative and fun ice-breaker activities;
  • Wellness activities focusing on social-emotional development; plus
  • Care Bears Classroom kits, providing teachers with a touch of magic to bring any classroom to life.

Carly Daff, Canva for Education’s Director of Product, said collaborating with such a global and nostalgic brand was a coup for the organization’s core education audience, because the Care Bear characters and what they stand for perfectly aligns with Canva’s values.

“So far, 2020 is fast becoming one of the most unsettling years for humanity. Now more than ever, we need to take a proactive stance to ensure our kids are being taught how to recognize and express their emotions, manage stress, as well as learn how to care for themselves and have compassion for others,” explained Daff.
“The loveable Care Bears characters empower teachers to help students address their social and emotional development with characters we all know and love. This all-new collection contains vital resources that can be used in a physical or virtual setting, perfect for encouraging connection and creativity in the classroom,” she further stated.

Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, a registered psychologist with a focus in working with children and families, as well as an ambassador for the Care Bears and Canva for Education partnership, explains the importance of social-emotional learning in schools today.

“Social-emotional learning provides educators with an “open portal” to the heart and mind of a child,” said Dr. Lapointe. “This in turn, gives us the ability to shape the growing brain from within in a more meaningful and effective way; it’s an approach that goes a long way towards helping kids become more available to learning. The Care Bears templates are a fun and engaging way to kick off a meaningful conversation with students - it helps break the ice and can be used again and again to check in with them and gain a better understanding of their current state of mind,” furthered Dr. Lapointe.

“As we continue to prepare for this year’s balik eskwela, we at Canva are excited to share the Care Bear collection to Filipino educators who use Canva for Education in their classes. We hope to spread positivity to young learners, and instill the importance of being in-touch with their emotions and feelings, while also understanding the value of caring for others through a fun learning experience,” said Yani Hornilla-Donato, Canva Philippines Country Head.

Kristeen Tibbits, Care Bears’ Head of Marketing, added, “Our desire for positivity fuels today’s focus on personal growth and evolution. We’re craving sunshine and rainbows - even when we’re feeling blue. That’s what the The Care Bears offer. We couldn’t be more excited to bring these messages to children and their education just when they need it most,” concluded Tibbits.

All of these are available for free for the Canva for Education community - https://canva.me/carebear. Register for your free account at: www.canva.com/education.


About Canva

Valued at $6B USD, Canva is an online graphic design platform used by more than 30 million people every month across 190 countries. Canva for Education is the creativity tool for every classroom. Featuring Canva’s intuitive drag-and-drop design tools, Canva for Education offers a rich and authentic learning experience that empowers teachers and students to create and collaborate. It also includes add-ons such as education-specific content and classroom-friendly templates, an all-new collaboration space, a review workflow, version history plus so much more.

About Cloudco Entertainment

Cloudco Entertainment, formerly American Greetings Entertainment, is the owner for iconic entertainment brands such as Care Bears™, Holly Hobbie™, Madballs™, Packages from Planet X™, Twisted Whiskers™, Buddy Thunderstruck™, Tinpo™ and its newest IP, Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese™. Cloudco Entertainment develops multi-platform entertainment franchises across all media channels and extensive consumer merchandising programs that immerse children and adults in brands they love.

About Care Bears™

Introduced in 1982 through consumer products, greeting cards, and later a series of animated television shows and feature films, Care Bears is one of the most popular and endearing children’s properties in the world. Fans of all ages love these huggable bears from Care-a-Lot who inspire all to have fun, share and care. The Care Bears first appeared in their own television specials in 1983 and 1984, followed up with a long-running animated TV series and then made the leap to the big screen in 1985-87 with The Care Bears Movie trilogy. More recently the Care Bears could be seen in Care Bears & Cousins, a Netflix original CGI-animated series launched in fall 2015 and the brand-new Care Bears: Unlock the Magic, a 2D animated series featuring an all-new look and mission for the bears, launched in 2019 on Tiny Pop in the UK and Boomerang and Cartoon Network in the US. www.carebears.com

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Sending Money Abroad is Now Simple, Safe and Swift with IPP International

LBC Money Transfer

LBC, the largest express courier, cargo and logistics, and money remittance company in the Philippines, introduces IPP International, a new addition to its extensive array of services designed to move the lives and businesses of global Filipinos amidst the pandemic.

IPP International is a new Money Remittance service from LBC that allows for simple, safe and swift sending of money from the Philippines to any international destination. Through LBC’s IPP International service, people in the Philippines who need to send money to their loved ones or businesses abroad are sure to be afforded quick and reliable satisfaction. 

IPP International offers anyone in the Philippines the opportunity to remit money overseas in just 4 easy steps:

1. Head to your nearest LBC Express branch.
2. Completely fill out the Sender’s Form which will require information such as ID type, nature of work, employer or source of income, relationship to receiver, and purpose of remittance. Make sure all required fields are filled out accurately!
3. An LBC associate will then compute for your Expected Payout Amount. Please note that the Expected Payout Amount shall always be computed based on the daily exchange rate of the destination country multiplied by the Amount to Send in Pesos.
4. Pay the corresponding fee! Then make sure you send the transaction number to the recipient so they can encash the remittance.

With a growing network of over 6,400 locations, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC has relentlessly enhanced their services in moving lives, businesses, and communities. LBC endeavors to deliver smiles to Filipinos all over the world and IPP International is a new LBC service designed and dedicated to fulfilling this mission.

To know more about IPP International and LBC’s other services, visit www.lbcexpress.com

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Pongsiri PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym Defeats Sean Clancy by Unanimous Decision in Epic ONE Super Series Battle

ONE Championship Fight

11 September 2020 – Bangkok, Thailand:
 The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned with another spectacular evening of world-class martial arts action. Broadcast last Friday night, 11 September, ONE: A NEW BREED II -- a previously recorded, closed-door event in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok -- saw the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent take the ONE Championship ring.

In the main event, 4-time Muay Thai World Champion Pongsiri PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym of Thailand turned in a stirring performance, going toe-to-toe with Ireland’s Sean “Clubber” Clancy across three gruelling rounds. Clancy looked to counter Pongsiri’s forward movement with volume output, but the Thai superstar would not be deterred. A sharp left hook from Pongsiri stunned Clancy momentarily, as the Irishman retreated to the corner. In the second round, a slicing right elbow from Pongsiri dropped Clancy to the canvas. But “Clubber” showed incredible heart, beating the 10-count, and making his way back up to his feet. In the third and final round, the two men went to war in the phonebooth, with neither wanting to take a step backward. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Pongsiri to win by unanimous decision.

In a ONE Super Series kickboxing bout, 2-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai World Champion “The Kicking Machine” Superlek Kiatmoo9 of Thailand overcame a tough challenge from opponent Fahdi “The Gladiator” Khaled, just edging out the Tunisian on the scorecards after three rounds. The first round started out with furious exchanges at the center of the ring. Khaled connected on a wild left hook that stunned Superlek momentarily. In the second round, Superlek continued his kicking onslaught, as Khaled opted to box and counter. In the final round, Superlek did just enough to sway the result in his favor, punishing Khaled consistently with his piston-like kicks. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Superlek to win by unanimous decision.

In a ONE Super Series Muay Thai contest, PBA Thailand Champion Supergirl Jaroonsak Muaythai put together a rousing performance, stopping Milagros Lopez of Argentina in the first round of her promotional debut. Supergirl opened up the action with a fast and powerful straight right hand down the middle, stunning Lopez slightly. As the two women proceeded to trade strikes at the center of the ring, Supergirl connected on another right hand to drop Lopez, who was able to get back up albeit on unsteady footing. Back on the feet, Supergirl ended matters with yet another straight right hand, sending Lopez to the canvas for good.

Australian Brogan “Broken Heart” Stewart-Ng showcased his superior grappling skills, as he finished opponent, 2018 One Shin Cup Champion Prach “SuperBest” Buapa of Thailand in the first round. Buapa began the match aggressively, connecting on a handful of combinations from range. Once Stewart-Ng was able to close the distance, however, the Australian easily took matters to the ground via bodylock. “Broken Heart” swiftly transitioned to his opponent’s back and locked in the deep rear-naked choke to force the tap.

“Merciless” Abu Muslim Alikhanov of Russia made a successful ONE Championship debut, dominating opponent Pascal “Money P” Jaskiewiez of France across two rounds to score a submission victory. Alikhanov wasted no time in taking matters to the ground at the sound of the opening bell, using his wrestling to score a plethora of takedowns. In the second round, a scramble led to the bout-ending leg lock, and Jaskiewiez was forced to tap.

Kicking off the action at ONE: A NEW BREED II, MFC Lightweight Tournament Champion “SuperBenz” Witchayakorn Niamthanom of Thailand delivered an inspiring performance, finishing Moroccan Kickboxing National Champion Khalid “Monster” Friggini inside the first round. After trading strikes briefly at the center of the ONE Championship ring, Witchayakorn scored a successful takedown. On the mat, the Thai athlete worked to secure a deep rear-naked choke, forcing the tap.

ONE Championship returns to Bangkok with the previously recorded event, ONE: A NEW BREED III, set for broadcast on Friday, 18 September. Check local listings for times. In the main event, ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Champion Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy of Thailand defends his title against Lion Fight World Champion Magnus “Crazy Viking” Andersson of Sweden. Also making an appearance is Thai women’s martial arts pioneer, Rika “Tiny Doll” Ishige, who takes on atomweight prospect Sunisa “Thunderstorm” Srisen.

Official results for ONE: A NEW BREED II

Muay Thai Bantamweight: Pongsiri PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym defeats Sean Clancy by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Kickboxing Flyweight: Superlek Kiatmoo9 defeats Fahdi Khaled by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Muay Thai Catchweight (53.7 KG): Supergirl Jaroonsak Muaythai defeats Milagros Lopez by Knockout (KO) at 1:00 minutes of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Catchweight (67.5 KG): Brogan Stewart-Ng defeats Prach Buapa by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:51 minutes of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight: Abu Muslim Alikhanov defeats Pascal Jaskiewiez by Submission (Leglock) at 2:08 minutes of round 2
Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight: Witchayakorn Niamthanom defeats Khalid Friggini by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:11 minutes of round 1

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit https://www.onefc.com/about-us/, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.


About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship (ONE) is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE is the world's largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Silat, Sanda, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling, and more. ONE hosts the biggest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world's best martial artists and world champions on the largest global media broadcast in Asia. ONE Esports, a subsidiary of ONE Championship, runs Asia's largest global esports Championship Series with some of the biggest blockbuster game titles in the world. With a focus on both martial arts and esports, ONE Championship is currently the largest producer of millennial live sports content in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 2.7 billion potential viewers across 150+ countries with some of the largest global free-to-air and digital broadcasters, including Star Sports, Tencent, TV5, Astro, ClaroSports, Startimes, Fox Sports, Thairath TV, Turner Sports, Skynet, Mediacorp, Great Sports, Mediaset Italia, ProSiebenSat.1, Dubai Sports, and more.

Friday, September 11, 2020

PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE CONTINUES GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH MULTI-YEAR EUROSPORT INDIA BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP

 

Professional Fighters League

NEW YORK (September 10, 2020): Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative league in the world, today announced an international distribution partnership with Eurosport India, marking the first time MMA will be televised on the platform. The partnership is part of PFL’s planned global expansion, which includes a focus on growing the sport in India. PFL is the first organization to present MMA in a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship format.

As part of the multi-year agreement, Eurosport India will broadcast live PFL Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship events. PFL programming on Eurosport India will also feature classic fights from PFL’s vault, providing fans the opportunity to relive the championship journeys of PFL stars such as Kayla Harrison, Ray Cooper III, Emiliano Sordi, Magomed Magomedkerimov and Nathan Schulte. Original programming created by PFL Studios - a fully integrated global media division of the Professional Fighters League producing original MMA content for all platforms including television, digital and mobile - will also be included.

“As the second largest populated country in the world, there is tremendous growth opportunity in India for the Professional Fighters League and MMA,” said Peter Murray, CEO of the PFL. “We are actively evaluating talent in the region for opportunities to join the PFL roster and compete for a million-dollar prize. This exciting partnership with Eurosport India provides fans with access to premium MMA content. Combined with an increased presence in India, PFL can serve as a catalyst for extending the reach of this sport beyond the over 450 million MMA fans around the world.”

“This is a historic partnership for Eurosport India. We’re proud to team with Professional Fighters League and provide our growing fan base with premium, innovative MMA action,” said Vijay Rajput, Senior Vice President – Affiliate sales and Head of Sports Business, Discovery – South Asia. “We are excited about PFL’s commitment to growing the sport in India. Not only will fans have access to PFL events and content for the first time, top local talent will have the opportunity to show the world what they can achieve in the cage. This will raise the profile of our athletes and the sport significantly.”

The partnership with Eurosport India is the latest example of PFL’s continued growth, following the launch of PFL’s first OTT platform, a broadcast partnership with Telesport Russia, and brand deals with the likes of Acronis, GEICO, AB InBev and more.

PFL is working with global distribution agency Fighting Spirit on the league’s international media rights distribution plan and partnerships.
 
About Professional Fighters League
The Professional Fighters League (PFL) presents Mixed Martial Arts for the first time in the sport-season format where individual fighters control their own destiny, competing in a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship. PFL’s differentiated style and exciting fights sparked breakout growth for the league. PFL events are broadcast live in primetime on ESPN2 and ESPN+ in the United States and distributed to 160 additional countries around the world on premium sports networks.

Viewers are delivered next-gen stats never before seen in MMA through the PFL’s proprietary SmartCage™ and Cagenomics™ technology. PFL is backed by an investor group of sports, media, entertainment and business titans.

For more information on the most innovative and fastest growing league, please visit www.PFLmma.com and follow PFL on Instagram (@PFLmma), Twitter (@ProFightLeague) and Facebook (/ProFightLeague).

CITEM, FFCCCII team up to bolster PH participation at CIIE, CIFIT

DTI Ramon Lopez

The Department of Trade and Industry, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM), has partnered with the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) to strengthen export promotions in the upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China from on November 5 to 10.

The partnership also serves as a boost in the ongoing trade and investment promotion efforts of the Philippines, led by the Bureau of Investments (BOI), at the China International Fair for Investment and Trade (CIFIT) in Xiamen, China from September 8 to 11.
On September 10, FFCCCII turned over Php 1 million-worth of financial assistance to CITEM through an online ceremony. The donation will be used to strengthen the content marketing and export promotion of the Philippine delegations in CIIE and CIFIT.
At the turnover ceremony, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez commended FFCCCII's continuous efforts in promoting local companies to the global market, as well as its assistance to the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“CIFIT and CIIE are strategic platforms for the Philippines and its export companies to draw the attention of the Chinese market with our exciting showcase of globally competitive product selections, economic developments, and investment opportunities,” noted Sec. Lopez.
“We are grateful to the FFCCCII for directly taking part in these international initiatives to amplify the much-needed support that we are giving to our stakeholders to further stimulate businesses and job creation, which can help the economy bounce back,” he added.
Aside from financial assistance, Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman of DTI’s Trade Promotions Group and Special Concerns said that FFCCCII has also been broadening CITEM’s network in terms of export promotions and insightful China market trends seminar through market readiness talks.
“We are also grateful to you [FFCCCII] for acting as a consultant for the layout of the Philippine pavilion following the principles of Feng Shui and a guide on translated promotional materials,” said Undersecretary Macatoman.
The trade undersecretary further said the organization's assistance, which served as a springboard towards both participations, will result in the success of the DTI exhibitors and stakeholders, particularly the export and food companies that are being showcased this year.
Under the PartnerPhilippines branding, the country entered CIFIT as its Guest Country of Honor, which further underscores its willingness and capacity to work together with China towards economic growth and global expansion. In its ongoing CIFIT participation, the Philippines is leveraging on its good bilateral relations with China, strong economic fundamentals, and projected V-shaped recovery by 2021 to attract more Chinese investors to do business in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the CIIE, as the world’s biggest import expo providing new channels for countries and regions to do business in China, will strengthen cooperation and promote the common prosperity of the world economy and trade. In 2019, the CII had 150,000 individuals from 100+ countries participating at the event.
Under the FoodPhilippines brand, CITEM is eyeing to highlight 40 Philippine food companies through institutional participation in partnership with the Philippine Trade & Investment Centers (PTICs) in China and the Export Marketing Bureau (EMB). Food segments to be showcased at the Philippine pavilion include fruits and vegetables (fresh and processed), coconut products, ethnic and gourmet products and other functional food and beverage.
CITEM prioritizes stakeholders’ health and safety with virtual B2B activities
In this year’s participation in CIIE, CITEM will be adding a digital component to its event participation by observing physical distancing protocols while maximizing available marketing opportunities. The export promotion agency’s goal is to prioritize its stakeholders’ health and safety amid the global COVID-19 pandemic situation while highlighting the best of Philippine food.
“An exciting feature in this year’s participation is the interactive conference pods that will be made available in the FoodPhilippines pavilion to enable virtual business-matching activities. This will serve as an online touchpoint for buyers in China to meet with exhibitors from the Philippines,” said Undersecretary Macatoman.

In lieu of actual Philippine exhibitors manning the booths, the trade undersecretary said Philippine commercial attaches will represent the government and exhibitors, promote exhibitor brands and products onsite, and relay all business leads and contacts generated during the show.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

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Shopee 9.9 Sale

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
- Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, concludes its most successful 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Powered by Shopee’s robust ecosystem, 9.9 Super Shopping Day delivered super entertainment and shopping deals for users and a supercharged economic recovery for sellers and brand partners, with over 12 million items sold in the first hour on September 9.

Terence Pang, Chief Operating Officer at Shopee, said, “The strong support that consumers, sellers, and brands have shown towards 9.9 Super Shopping Day heartens us. We had a simple goal for 9.9 Super Shopping Day this year, and that was to help our communities emerge stronger from the effects of a global pandemic. It includes supercharging recovery for our sellers and brand partners while creating a super shopping experience for users. I am delighted by another year of record-breaking performance, which reflects our commitment to grow together with the people and businesses we serve.”

Shopee delivers on its three commitments for 9.9 Super Shopping Day

9.9 Super Shopping Day acted as a springboard for economic recovery as sellers and brand partners in the region maximized their visibility and sales on Shopee. Participating brands and sellers enjoyed strong sales growth, with 700,000 items sold in a single minute at the peak of September 9.

Shopee’s robust ecosystem ensured buying and selling remained seamless even as shopping activity peaked during 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Sellers and brand partners leveraged Shopee’s integrated logistics network to fulfill their orders. Simultaneously, users enjoyed seamless transactions with a wide array of payment options on Shopee, including its mobile wallet ShopeePay. 

Shopee also offered a super collection of entertainment throughout 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Users enjoyed all-day fun and earned special rewards with Shopee’s supersized range of in-app games, with 250 million water requests on the crowd-favorite game, Shopee Farm.

Users actively tuned in to Shopee Live to connect with celebrities, sellers, and brands during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day period. The number of hours spent watching Shopee Live streams increased 3 times from an average day, highlighted by countdown and marathon streams on September 9 that celebrated 9.9 Super Shopping Day with users across the region. Shopee Live also gave users new ways to discover and shop the latest trends, with 2.5 times more items purchased during live streams in this period compared to an average day.

Highlights of 9.9 Super Shopping Day in the Philippines

9.9 Super Shopping Day was also a major success in the Philippines. Home & Living was the most popular product category on September 9 as Filipinos turned to Shopee to spruce up their household.

Filipinos from all walks of life made the most of 9.9 Super Shopping Day to meet their shopping needs, in line with the increasing importance of online shopping during the new normal. In particular, men actively shop for smartphones, while face masks were hot favorites among women. Home decors were very popular among users aged 18 to 34, while users aged 35 to 50 mainly shopped for eyeglasses.

Pang closed, “9.9 Super Shopping Day kickstarts the year-end shopping season in our home region and this year, and it also marks the start of our efforts to pave the future of e-commerce in the new normal. We will work even harder to delight users while propelling sellers and brand partners to new heights in the months ahead, including our upcoming 10.10 Brands Festival.”

Shop the 9.9 Salamat Shopee Sale at https://shopee.ph/m/99-thank-you-sale

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About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It was launched in 7 markets in 2015 to connect consumers, sellers, and businesses in the region.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.