Monday, June 10, 2019

2019 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival sees the return of Pink Challengers from Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, 10 June 2019 – The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival, a phenomenal summer party organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and co organised by the Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association (HKCDBA), will return this year from 14 to 16 June 2019. Close to 5,000 paddlers from 16 countries and regions will compete in the CCB (Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races taking place in Victoria Harbour. For the first time, Asian Games medal-winning teams will be joining the line-up of about 180 dragon boat teams. In addition, the “PRC 70th Anniversary CCB (Asia) Trophy” has been specially created this year to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). On land, the carnival at Central Harbourfront will be equally exciting. The carnival will feature the first-ever “Artisanal Market” and “Street Food Gala”, on top of the “Splash Fun Area”, man-made beach and sunset concerts which wereh ugely popular last year.

HKTB Chairman Dr YK Pang remarked: “With a bigger, stronger cast of dragon boat athletes this year, I am eager to witness the exhilarating races between our homegrown and international teams. The carnival will also feature new local elements, like the “Artisanal Market” and “Street Food Gala”, which we believe will bring more authentic and diversified experience for visitors and locals alike. Combining sports, dining and entertainment in one event, the upcoming Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival is no doubt a not-to-be-missed summer party.”

HKCDBA President Dr Raymond Ma said: “The Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, one of the world’s top professional races, are being staged for the 44th year. This time, about 180 teams from 16 countries and regions will be competing in Hong Kong, the birthplace of modern dragon boat racing. Among them are teams which won medals in the 2018 Asian Games. We at the HKCDBA are grateful for the support of various parties that has facilitated the preparatory work of this important mega event.”

Malaysian dragon boat team, Pink Challengers will be returning to represent the country in this year’s Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival race. Pink Challengers, a dragon boat team belonging to Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia, formed in early 2005 is Malaysia’s first Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon Boat team.

“Pink Challengers is honoured to be given the chance to compete in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival again and looks forward to taking part in the upcoming race. We hope that by participating as a breast cancer survivors’ team, we can spread the message that early detection and timely medical treatment can save lives and that there is life after breast cancer,” Team spokesperson, Margaret Gabriel commented.

“The team also looks forward to be in Hong Kong again to enjoy the local cuisine and experience the city’s sights and sounds via its convenient public transportation infrastructure that makes getting around a breeze,” added Margaret.

China Construction Bank (Asia) is again the title sponsor of this year’s Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, an “M” Mark Event recognised by the Major Sports Events Committee. Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Construction Bank (Asia) Mr Zhang Jun said: “This is the seventh consecutive year for CCB (Asia) to become the title sponsor of the internationally renowned “CCB (Asia) Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races”. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, CCB (Asia) has particularly title sponsor the “PRC 70th Anniversary CCB (Asia) Trophy”. As a corporation with deep roots in Hong Kong for over a decade, CCB (Asia) is committed to enhance its social responsibility management by focusing on areas such as financial inclusion and social philanthropy, with the goal to influence our staff, client and the public to step up efforts in community work. In hopes of promoting inclusive arts, CCB (Asia) for the first time sponsor the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (ADAHK) to setup a booth in the inaugural Artisanal Market at the event. Furthermore, CCB (Asia) will  ontinue to host the “Row for Charity” fundraising activity to let the public experience dragon boating on dry land while doing charity at the same time.”

The 2019 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival will make a perfect weekend programme for visitors and locals alike. Highlights of the event include:

The “PRC 70th Anniversary CCB (Asia) Trophy”
- Dragon boat teams representing Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau will compete in the “PRC 70th Anniversary CCB (Asia) Trophy” commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC;
- District-based local teams will take part in the “5-hour ENERGY Hong Kong Trophy” to
demonstrate the power of teamwork;
- The popular “Elite Partners Fancy Dress Competition” will see teams paddling in creative

First-ever “Discovering Hong Kong Crafts Stories” Artisanal Market
- 46 booths will be introducing over 100 handmade products encapsulating Hong Kong’s local culture and collective memories;
- The wide variety of products include modernised traditional Chinese candy art craft, Hong Kongthemed embroidered accessories and vintage-style stationery and gadgets;
- Locals and visitors can take part in free workshops.

New “Street Food Gala”
- 16 food booths will present various regional fares including Hong Kong, American and German food. Highlighted food items include Tian Tian’s Hainanese Chicken Rice recommended in the Michelin Guide, and coconut dessert by Hong Kong brand SO COCO.
- 6 food trucks will offer more gourmet options including delicacies exclusive to the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival;
- Green measures such as reusable tablewares for rent, food waste recycling, water dispensers and waste separation bins will be implemented to support environmental conservation.

Family, music and charity elements
- The man-made beach and “Splash Fun Area” will make a comeback for families to spend quality time in the heart of the city;
- The public can enjoy live music performances by local indie singers/songwriters at the evening concerts;
- CCB (Asia) will again organise the “Row for Charity” activity, in which the bank will donate HK$2,000 to the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong for each kilometre participants rack up on the rowing machine to support local disabled artists.

For more information about the 2019 Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival, please refer to the fact sheet
or the HKTB website

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wowstar Creative Entertainment is proud to present Boyzone "Thank you and Goodnight Farewell" Tour with guest artist Brian McFadden this 14th June 2019 at Malawati Stadium, Shah Alam

Former boy band Westlife member and songwriter Brian McFadden has been announced as special guest performer in Boyzone’s “Thank You and Goodnight Farewell Tour” last show on 14th June 2019 at Malawati Stadium, Shah Alam.
McFadden started his singing career as member of Westlife, which was formed in 1998 and released the debut studio album “Westlife” in 1999.
He left Westlife in 2004 to begin his solo career and released the single “Real to Me,” a track in his debut solo album “Irish Son.”
In 2016, McFadden and Boyzone’s Keith Duffy formed the group Boyzlife and toured the world, performing their bands’ hits.
Boyzone’s Duffy, Michael Graham, Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch will be performing some of their greatest hits including “When You Say Nothing At All,” “No Matter What” and “Love Me For A Reason.”
“When we started out as five young Dublin Northsiders, eager to face the world, we never imagined that we’d still have an army of fans some twenty-five years later… If you’d seen our famous first TV appearance on ‘The Late Late Show,’ you’d probably be surprised too!” said the band, according the tour website.
Boyzone enjoyed success throughout their career.
“We’ve played stadiums and arenas all over the world, released six albums, and had almost two-dozen hits. We really can’t put into words just how much you, the fans, have supported us along the way. Without that support, we would have never achieved what we have, and for that we’re eternally grateful,” they added.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Slim Fit Shirt


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

KitKat goes unprotected as European court rejects trademark case

source: I Sean Farrell

Nestlé failed to convince European court of justice that four-fingered version of its chocolate bar should be protected by law

Nestlé argued that even without its red and white packaging the shape of the four-fingered Kitkat should be regarded as distinct. Photograph: Roger Tooth for the Guardian

Nestlé has failed in an attempt to convince European judges to let it trademark the shape of the four-finger version of a KitKat in the UK.

The European court of justice ruled that the KitKat’s shape was not distinctive enough for consumers to associate it with the chocolate covered wafer. Nestlé is not seeking to trademark its two-fingered version of KitKat.

Nestlé had argued that even without its red and white packaging or the word KitKat embossed on the chocolate, the shape of the bar should be regarded as distinct.

The dispute between Nestlé and Cadbury, which has fought to prevent Nestlé securing a trademark, will go back to the UK high court for a final ruling that will determine whether rivals will be able to launch copycat KitKats in Britain.

Despite the court’s failure to allow the trademark, Nestlé said it was pleased with the ruling.

Nestlé suffered a setback in June when the advocate general of the European court of justice, whose opinions are usually followed by the court, said the company’s attempts to trademark the KitKat shape did not comply with EU law.

Nestlé, the world’s biggest food group, and Cadbury, owned by US group Mondelēz , have been in a tit-for-tat battle over the distinctiveness of their chocolate products.

Cadbury decided to try and thwart Nestlé’s attempt to trademark KitKat in 2010 after Nestlé blocked Cadbury’s effort to trademark the shade of purple used for its chocolate wrappers.

The UK Trade Marks Registry turned down Nestlé’s application to protect the chocolate bar in the UK in 2013, following Cadbury’s opposition.

Rowntree & Co sold the first KitKat, then called Chocolate Crisp, in 1935 and the shape remains roughly the same now. Its name changed to KitKat Chocolate Crisp and then, after the second world war, to KitKat.

A lookalike called Kvikk Lunsj, translated as “quick lunch”, launched in Norway in 1937 and is available in some UK shops.

Nestlé, the Swiss company that bought Rowntree in 1988, sold £40m worth of KitKats a year in the UK between 2008 and 2010. When Nestlé bought Rowntree, KitKats were covered in foil with a paper outer wrapper, but now they have a plastic wrapper.