HK sees 4,593 new COVID cases, including 4 from hospital

A resident walks in Tseung Kwan O district in Hong Kong amid stormy weather due to Tropical Storm Mulan on Aug 9, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – Hong Kong recorded 4,593 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including four from the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a …

HKSAR govt has no plans to relax stamp duty, spokesman says

This general view shows residential and commercial buildings in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong on May 14, 2021. (ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has no plans to relax its stamp duty on property, a spokesman said on Tuesday. In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for the Financial Secretary’s …

Ike Rivera Joins ABQQ as General Manager of Cinemas Business

Rivera, a longtime senior operations executive of Bow Tie Cinemas, Loews Cineplex Entertainment and AMC Entertainment, is responsible for advancing the company’s cinemas operations priorities and business development activity with an initial focus to reopen Mt. Kisco Theatre in New York. He will report to Chiyuan Deng, AB Intl Group CEO and President NEW YORK, Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — AB International …

Frontnode Announces Future Support for Additional Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, XRP, Dogecoin)

Tallinn, Estonia, August 09, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – Frontnode, the Estonian-licensed crypto exchange focusing on bitcoin only, announced today the future listing of prominent crypto assets Ethereum, Litecoin, XRP and Dogecoin. In a statement, Sirje Soo, the company’s CEO says: “Up until now, our focus has been to provide the most accessible way for users to invest in and use Bitcoin. Adding more currencies was always a part …

SKYX Achieves Historic U.S. Standardization Approval Vote – a Major Milestone Towards Mandatory Status for Safety of Consumers and Professionals

MIAMI, FL, Aug 9, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – SKYX Platforms Corp. (NASDAQ:SKYX) (d/b/a “Sky Technologies”) (“SKYX,” “we” or “the Company”), a highly disruptive platform technology company, with over 60 issued and pending patents globally for simplifying and enhancing safety and automation in homes and buildings, today announced that its universal safe installation specifications for plug & play ceiling outlet for lighting and …

Virios Therapeutics: The ‘Virus Hypothesis’ That Stands to Change the Lives of 10M Americans

NEW YORK, NY, Aug 9, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – PCG Digital — Life may change for the better for the 10 million Americans suffering from fibromyalgia. The development-stage biotech Virios Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VIRI) is anticipating the reporting of phase 2b treatment results for its lead fibromyalgia treatment candidate this September and continues to add value through its research and development of compelling …

Eisai and Lifenet Enter Into Capital and Business Alliance Agreement Aimed at Building Ecosystem to Reduce Burden of Medical and Nursing Care

TOKYO, Aug 9, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Eisai Co., Ltd. and LIFENET INSURANCE COMPANY announced today that they have entered into a capital and business alliance agreement to collaborate in dementia and other areas, with the aim of helping reduce the burden of medical and nursing care for people living in Japan’s aging society. New insurance products and services will be developed …

Virus: HK sees slight decrease with 4,040 new cases, 7 deaths

People stand along Victoria Harbour amid stormy weather in Hong Kong on July 2, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG Kong – Hong Kong reported 4,040 new COVID-19 cases and seven more elderly deaths on Monday, health authorities said. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a news briefing that the new cases comprised 3,807 local …

HK schools to continue half-day classes in new academic year

Students at St. Hilary's Primary School in Hong Kong have a class on April 19, 2022. (CALVIN NG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – The Education Bureau announced on Friday that local schools will maintain half-day face-to-face classes in the new school year as the city reported 4,428 new COVID-19 infections.  Friday's daily caseload marked a drop from the previous day's 5,020, when the tally …

Honda Signs Agreement to Transfer Shares of Honda Lock Mfg. to MinebeaMitsumi

TOKYO, Aug 5, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda) today announced that it has signed an agreement to transfer all shares of Honda Lock Mfg. Co., Ltd. (Honda Lock), a consolidated wholly-owned subsidiary of Honda, to MinebeaMitsumi Inc., a manufacturer of machinery components and electronic devices. In the midst of major changes in the business environment, Honda is working …

CK Asset reports 55% rise in net profit for interim results

A flag with the CK Hutchinson Holdings logo is seen outside their headquarters at Cheung Kong Center in the Central district of Hong Kong on Aug 3, 2017.  (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) Cheung Kong Asset Holdings Ltd reported a 55 percent increase in net profit for the six months ended June 30, up to HK$12.9 billion ($1.6 billion), with the easing of COVID-19 measures and …

Zetly Is Working on a Revolutionary All-In-One Sport Platform

Tallinn, Estonia, August 04, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – Zetly OÜ, the Polish-Estonian company is working on a platform that will redefine the world of fan engagement in the sports club. The innovation combines creating new income sources for clubs and federations by issuing their internal currency – club tokens. The product also creates business strategies based on new ways of engaging the community. To dominate the market, Zetly bets …

FangDD Provides Clarification on Dismissal of KPMG

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Fangdd Network Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: DUO) (“FangDD” or the “Company”) announced on August 1, 2022 the dismissal of KPMG Huazhen LLP (“KPMG”) and the engagement of Audit Alliance LLP ( “Audit Alliance”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm to audit and report on the consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year …

Fresh cases push HK’s COVID-19 tally past 5,000 mark

People enjoy the panoramic views from Victoria Peak, Hong Kong on May 2, 2022. (ANDY CHONG / CHINA DAILY) HONG KONG – The number of new COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong crossed the 5,000-mark on Thursday as a cluster was detected at the Wong Tai Sin Hospital, health authorities said. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said …

HKSAR govt strongly condemns Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

This undated file photo shows the Central Government Offices in Tamar, Central, Hong Kong. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT) HONG KONG – The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government strongly condemned and firmly opposed on Wednesday the visit of US Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. In a statement, an HKSAR government spokesman said Pelosi’s visit greatly threatens the peace and stability …

HK records 4,547 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more elderly deaths

A couple walk through the rain at Nan Lian Garden in Hong Kong on June 2, 2022. (ISAAC LAWRENCE / AFP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 4,547 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and four more elderly deaths, bringing the city’s toll after the fifth wave started to 9,331. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at …

Virus: HK logs 4,123 new cases, suspends classes at nursery school

A woman walks outside the Hong Kong Exchange Square, July 28, 2022. (KIN CHEUNG / AP) HONG KONG – Hong Kong reported 4,123 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as health authorities suspended classes at a nursery school in Tseung Kwan O after 12 infections were detected. Chuang Shuk-kwan, head of the communicable disease branch of the Centre for Health Protection, said at a news briefing …

FangDD Announces Change of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Fangdd Network Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: DUO) (“FangDD” or the “Company”), today announced that the audit committee of the Company’s board of directors approved, on July 29, 2022, the dismissal of KPMG Huazhen LLP (“KPMG”) and the engagement of Audit Alliance LLP ( “Audit Alliance”) as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm to audit and …

ISKRA Announces Additional Investment Totaling over $40 Million

Despite the Bear Market, Iskra Added New Investors that Bought Into Its Pioneer NFT, Bringing Its Total Raised to Over $40 million Singapore, August 1, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – ISKRA, one of the hottest Web3 game community and publishing platforms, announces that it secured an additional investment from ROK Capital, Joycity, 111%, LINE Studio, Redice, and KOSPI-listed Netmarble. This group of 6 new investors collectively invested in ISKRA by …

CE orders thorough investigation into Mirror concert accident

Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Yeung Yun-hung (center) inspects the Hong Kong Coliseum on July 29, 2022, a day after a giant video panel fell onto the stage during performance, injuring two at least two performers. (ANDY CHONG/CHINA DAILY) Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee Ka-chiu on Friday ordered a comprehensive investigation into the concert accident that injured two dancers, one seriously, with …