US FINCEN is Joining Financial Intelligence Units at the Regional Anti Money Laundering Conference in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Finance IQ has confirmed that Mr Fredrick Reynolds, Deputy Director, FinCEN, US Treasury Department will be joining other Financial Intelligence units from Indonesia, India, Thailand and the Philippines at their 2nd annual Anti – Money Laundering & Compliance Asia conference, running 17 – 18 September 2014 in Singapore.

With 60 senior executives from leading banks, enforcement agencies, virtual currency exchanges and payment platforms confirming their participation, the event will create a multi-stakeholder dialogue in addressing the money laundering and CFT challenges in the region.

“We realised the need for a regional platform to discuss the challenges brought by a phenomenal economic integration with the rest of the region and the differences in the regulatory compliance. This event will be highly representative of the BFSI involving banking associations and technology providers along with other stakeholders,” said Ms. Sally Fletcher, Director, Finance IQ.  

The event will be the only one to feature round table discussions with the policy makers, wherein the audience can interact with FIUs and enforcement agencies to understand the forthcoming AML/CFT policies, she further mentioned.

According to Hwong Meng Jet, Senior Legal and Compliance Counsel, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore, “The learning about the practical aspects of what other banks/countries are doing to mitigate AML risks is very helpful and useful.”

For further details and content on the 2nd Annual Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance Asia, contact enquiry@iqpc.com.sg.

Tel: +65-6722-9465

Crown Relocations Launches A Gift Box Program In Partnership With The Salvation Army

HONG KONG, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Crown Relocations is delighted to announce a Gift Box donation program in conjunction with its long-term charity partner, The Salvation Army Hong Kong.

Crown Chairman Jim Thompson’s long-term support of charitable activities, together with Crown Relocations’ extensive global experience of relocating customers and moving their belongings, is the inspiration behind the campaign. Not only will it enable Crown customers to donate goods that they don’t need anymore, disposing of them in a straightforward manner, it will also directly benefit the local community. This campaign is both a practical demonstration of Crown’s environmental policy and a way of supporting low-income families and individuals in need.

The program works in such a way that every Crown customer who is leaving Hong Kong or relocating domestically will receive a special “GIFT” sticker. They can then place this sticker on the top of a Crown moving box that they have filled with items to be donated. Crown will deliver the “GIFT” boxes to The Salvation Army, who will sort the goods and transfer them to stores in Hong Kong and Macau. Here, the donated goods will be distributed to people in need, including the home-alone elderly, street sleepers, ex-prisoners and social security assistance recipients.

Marta Drzewakowska, Marketing and Customer Relations Manager, Crown Relocations Hong Kong commented, “We would like to contribute to the improvement of the living standards of people in need, but so often we do not know how to start, to whom to turn. That’s where Crown can help. Among our belongings there may be items that we haven’t used for years, for example toys or books that have been stored away and forgotten, but which could be a great source of education and joy to children whose families are less fortunate.”

Visit Crown Relocations on the Web at www.crownrelo.com/hongkong 

Crown Relocations

Crown Relocations provides transportation, destination and immigration services, as well as employee and family support, to assist people relocating internationally or domestically.  Relocation presents challenges to all concerned. Crown’s people understand the excitement and anxiety of relocating, whether it’s the corporate challenge of managing globally mobile employees, or an individual move for a family.

As a company with people working all over the world, Crown is an enthusiastic champion of the benefits of relocation.  Our expert move managers are advocates for their cities and are determined to make every relocation a success.  Although we have a presence in almost 60 countries, ‘being there’ means more to us than simply being on the ground. During every relocation, Crown provides support, guidance, care and the personal attention needed to lessen disruption.

Crown Relocations is part of the Crown Worldwide Group, established in 1965 and headquartered in Hong Kong.

AMERICAS:
Sheryl Cherry
Crown Relocations
5252 Argosy Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
USA
+ 1 714 898 0961
scherry@crownww.com

ASIA-PACIFIC:
Susanne Osterholm
Crown Worldwide Holdings Ltd.
Suite 2001, MassMutual Tower
38 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong
+ 852 2528 6111
sosterholm@crownww.com

EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA:
Marco Dilenge
Crown Worldwide GmbH
Am Seedamm 44
60489 Frankfurt
Germany 
+ 49 69 1539 4000
mdilenge@crownww.com

Feel Revived by Anantara Spa’s Eastern and Western Autumn Breeze Package at The PuLi Hotel and Spa

SHANGHAI, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Each changing season sheds the old and ushers in new beginnings, and Anantara Spa’s special Autumn Breeze package at The PuLi Hotel and Spa offers a unique combination of revered eastern and western therapies, available throughout September, October and November 2014.

Anantara Spa Massage Treatment

Anantara Spa Massage Treatment

 

Anantara Spa Massage Treatment

Anantara Spa Massage Treatment

Designed with Chinese and Thai influences, revealing views of Jing’An Park, Anantara Spa is a haven of contemporary luxury and tranquillity that feels a world away from bustling Shanghai.  Escorted to one of the five charming treatment suites, individuals and couples can look forward to far reaching health and beauty benefits when they book the Rejuvenating Winter Wellness package.

The ritual begins with a 90 minute Swedish Massage with Herbal Oil. Since it was developed nearly 200 years ago, Swedish Massage has become the foundation of most western massage techniques. Incorporating percussive, tapping movements and five variations of

strokes, each part of the body is manipulated to stimulate the nervous system, improve circulation and flexibility, and enhance physical and mental wellbeing.

Drawing on ancient Chinese wellness wisdom, a 30 minute Moxibustion Treatments tailored to each client’s needs, with a choice of selecting this specialist treatment for the shoulder and neck, lower back, or belly button.

Moxibustion is an ancient technique practiced in both traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine to aid the body’s ability to heal itself.  This ancient Asian holistic therapy involves burning the herb mugwort to stimulate acupoints.  The radiant heat produced by the burning herbs penetrates deeply into the body, expelling cold and warming the meridians to stimulate the flow of blood circulation and vital energy, leading to improved general health and a wealth of specific benefits.  Moxibustion is used to treat cancer and chronic conditions such as arthritis, digestive disorders and ulcers, and since it increases circulation to the pelvis it is also used to encourage healthy menstruation and reduce menstrual cramps.  By invigorating healthy qi the immune system is strengthened, helping to prevent disease and increase longevity.

Traditionally there are two types of moxibustion.  In direct moxibustion, a small, cone-shaped amount of moxa is placed on top of an acupuncture point and burned.  For indirect moxibustion, a practitioner lights one end of a moxa stick and holds it close to the area being treated for several minutes until the area turns red. Acupuncture can also be incorporated, with a needle inserted into an acupoint and the tip wrapped in moxa and ignited, generating heat to the point and surrounding area. 

The Autumn Breeze ritual marries tradition and innovation by using a highly effective and safe machine lamp for the moxibustion treatment.  In this modern method the cover is placed on specific areas of the body that each client wishes to focus on.   The machine makes it easy for the therapist to adjust the temperature control and locate acupuncture points easily, while clients benefit from a comfortable experience without the fire and smoke that occurs with traditional methods.

Experience the relaxing and holistic benefits of the Autumn Breeze package for the special price of RMB 1, 480* per individual and RMB 2, 600* per couple, including a complimentary Anantara body care product worth RMB 380 to take home.

For reservations or more information about the Autumn Breeze package at The PuLi Hotel and Spa, please contact 3203 9999 ext. 6899 or email anantaraspa@thepuli.com.

Autumn Breeze  120mins

90 minutes Swedish Massage with Herbal Oil
30 minutes Moxibustion Treatment

You can choose any part of below Moxibustion Treatments during the massage

  • shoulder and neck moxibustion
  • low back moxibustion
  • belly button moxibustion

Give Away: A complimentary Anantara body care product valued RMB380

Special Price for Single / Couple: RMB1, 480* / 2, 600*

Available exclusively at Anantara Spa @ The PuLi Hotel and Spa from 1st September 2014 to 30th November 2014.* Price is subject to 15% Service Charge *Terms and Conditions apply

(*Not valid with other promotions or discounts. *Advance booking recommended.* Anantara Spa reserves the final decision.)

Editor’s Note:

About Anantara at The PuLi Hotel and Spa

As the first Anantara Spa in Shanghai, the tranquil urban sanctuary offers journeys of ritual significance by celebrating Anantara’s focus on indigenous indulgence and reflecting the PuLi Hotel and Spa’s resplendent charm and historic sensuality. 

Five treatment rooms are luxuriously appointed with natural features such as wooden flooring, stone walls and wooden beams, enhanced further by oriental accents and ambient lighting.  Two Double Suites, featuring a steam shower, bathtub, changing area and relaxation seating, are joined by three Single Suites complete with shower, changing and relaxation amenities.

Drawing on China’s healing past, ancient therapies from Thailand and India, as well as the very best in 21st century wellness techniques, Anantara Spa’s extensive menu is inspired by the renowned healing properties of tea – the centuries-old beverage that is woven into the very fabric of Chinese culture. Signature treatments draw from the detoxifying powers of Green Tea, balancing and anti-ageing force of White tea, health-giving properties of Chrysanthemum tea or beautifying properties of Rose Tea.

Discover award winning journeys, inspired by oriental beauty and wellness secrets, at Anantara Spa, The PuLi Hotel and Spa, Shanghai.

About Anantara

For hundreds of years throughout Thailand, people would leave a jar of water outside their house to provide refreshment and extend a welcome to the passing traveller. Anantara is taken from an ancient Sanskrit word that means ‘without end’, symbolising this sharing of water and the heartfelt hospitality that lies at the core of every Anantara experience.

From lush jungles to pristine beaches and legendary deserts to cosmopolitan cities, Anantara currently boasts 20 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Bali, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates and China; with future properties to open in Thailand, China, Laos, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, UAE and Oman.

For more information on Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, please visit http://www.anantara.com .

For Spa Information:

Anantara Spa @ The PuLi Hotel and Spa
3F, 1 ChangDe Road, JingAn District, Shanghai 200040 China
Tel: +86-21-3203-9999 ext. 6899   
Fax +86-21-3251-8950

E-mail: anantaraspa@thepuli.com     
www.anantara.com

Intuitive Cloud Management Goes Mobile with New iland Innovations

Enhanced Enterprise Cloud Services portal and mobile app enable teams to easily monitor and control their cloud costs and resources on the go

SINGAPORE, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — When moving to cloud, many companies are forced to sacrifice the clear visibility and convenient control they are accustomed to getting from their local data centers. iland, an award-winning enterprise cloud infrastructure provider and premier VMware partner, today announced it is putting an end to that tradeoff with major enhancements to its Enterprise Cloud Services portal (ECS portal). Moreover, its new iland Cloud app delivers all of the functionality of the ECS portal to empower customers to more easily monitor and manage cloud resources from anywhere.

In a recent global survey conducted by Enterprise Management Associates and commissioned by iland, 88 percent of the 415 respondents reported they struggled with unexpected cloud challenges. When asked what capabilities they needed to make public cloud more accessible, “better management dashboards” topped the list.

“Cloud customers hunger for a simpler, more convenient method for monitoring and managing their public cloud deployments,” said Lilac Schoenbeck, SVP of product management and marketing at iland. “Commodity clouds from IT giants and traditional management dashboards simply don’t get the job done. Based on direct customer feedback, the ECS portal and app set a new standard for cloud management dashboards and ultimately ensure stronger cloud return on investment.”

“After evaluating cloud providers, we found iland was the only company who could give us clear visibility into our cloud, allowing us to manage our resources, predict costs and optimally serve customers,” said Torben Achton, Senior Product Specialist, InCase. “Other cloud dashboards can’t measure up to the transparency iland’s Enterprise Cloud Services portal brings.”

iland’s enhanced portal comes as part of its Enterprise Cloud Services, and enables companies to:

Easily ramp up, manage, optimise and protect cloud environments through a single interface:

  • Deploy and scale resources with a wizard that allows users to provision a new VM or vApp from an iland public catalogue or a private catalogue
  • Modify compute and storage resources assigned to a VM with a few easy clicks, allowing customers to optimize costs and performance
  • Prevent waste with automated lease timers that shut off resources based on customer-defined thresholds
  • Protect VMs using intuitive daily backups and self-service snapshots
  • Secure environments with embedded firewall services and isolated networks

Eliminate costly surprises, speed reporting:  

  • Set alerts based on cost and resource consumption to proactively address potential issues. For example, users can request an alert when a VM exceeds a certain percentage of CPU or when costs are reaching a budgetary limit.
  • Speed reporting through Executive Summary feature that displays pertinent cost and performance details. With a few clicks, the report can be easily downloaded or shared with internal and external personnel.
  • Understand detailed costs for each vDC, vApp and VM over different periods of time so users can accurately manage budgets and bill end customers

Addressing the demands of today’s nonstop business world, the new iland Cloud app is now available in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store on iTunes. The app gives customers full access to all of the features and benefits of the ECS portal, enabling teams to manage and monitor their cloud on the go.

Experience the benefits of the ECS portal at VMworld 2014

iland will showcase its ECS portal at VMworld 2014 in San Francisco, California on August 24 – 28 (Booth #416). Experts will be on hand to discuss how iland’s enterprise cloud and disaster recovery services help companies drive and protect business. Attendees can stop by the booth or request a meeting. Eric Harshbarger, whose works have appeared on national television shows like including NBC’s “TODAY,” will build a LEGO mural within the iland booth.

For more information on iland’s Enterprise Cloud Services:

About iland

With data centers in the U.S., U.K. and Singapore, iland delivers proven enterprise cloud solutions that help companies do business faster, smarter and more flexibly. Unlike any other provider, iland’s technology and consultative approach mean anyone — regardless of expertise, location or business objective — can experience the benefits of a hassle-free cloud. From scaling production workloads, to supporting testing and development, to disaster recovery, iland’s secure cloud and decades of experience translate into unmatched service.  Underscoring the strength of its platform, the company has been recognized as VMware’s Service Provider Partner of the Year, Global and Americas. Visit www.iland.com.

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US Media Contact:
Kellie Willman
iland
+1-713-337-1347
kwillman@iland.com

Singapore Media Contact:
May Tan
EASTWEST Public Relations
+65-6334-5628 
ilandcloud@eastwestpr.com

Infinitus TCM Forum on Immunity Leads the Health Trend

HONG KONG, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On 14 August, Infinitus (China), member of LKK Health Products Group, jointly organized the Infinitus TCM Forum on Immunity with HKTDC and MCMIA at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. As an important part of the 13th ICMCM, the forum conducted the first-ever multidimensional discussion on the life-nurturing concept of TCM immunity.

Either SARS in 2003 or the recent Ebola has been reminding people of the great importance of immunity. According to WHO, 75% of the world’s population is in sub-health. Moreover, modern medicine has found that many serious diseases occur and develop in close relation to immune system. Different from Western medicine’s single-channel and single-target concepts, nurturing life in Chinese medicine emphasizes comprehensive balance. And as the fundamental element in regulating immunity by TCM, Chinese herbal polysaccharides can be used to produce health products, and thus resist and cure diseases.

The forum invited global experts to share and communicate about the research findings of TCM immunity. Prof. Qin Zhihai from Chinese Academy of Sciences introduced the relation between immunity and critical illnesses. Prof. James P. Tam from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, elaborated on the peptide immunologics. Prof. Wang Qi from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine talked about how to regulate immunity differently as per “9 Physiques of Human Body”. And Prof. Dang Yi from Hong Kong Baptist University discussed how to enhance immunity through forming healthy lifestyles, mostly diet, regarding the Chinese medicine “Medicine and Food Homology” theory.

Participating experts agreed that scientific life-nurturing philosophy helped regulate health and resist and cure diseases through enhancing immunity, and the theories and methods of TCM immunity have practical guidance on this aspect. Meanwhile, experts recommended that people improve immunity through different aspects, such as exercising more and keeping rational diet, living and emotions, to resist virus .

Mr. Harry Yeung, Senior Vice President of LKKHPG and Spokesperson of Infinitus, said:” As a pioneer in Chinese herbal compound polysaccharides, Infinitus will continue to propel the development of TCM immunity. With more investment in R&D and stringent quality control, we are dedicated to bringing the public with products and technologies for immunity enhancement. Meanwhile, we will work hard on promoting the ‘Missing Link of Four Regulations’ regarding diet, living, exercise and emotion to more areas, for the popularization of health philosophy and lifestyles and the materialization of healthy lives.”

http://www.infinitus-int.com/news-detaile-140843935738095.html?l=en 

Samson Su
+86-20-3816-8859
samson.su@infinitus-int.com