Hong Kong – Company and director fined and sentenced to suspended imprisonment respectively for contravening Employment Ordinance

Company and director fined and sentenced to suspended imprisonment respectively for contravening Employment Ordinance


     Yat Chun Construction Decoration Engineering Company Limited and its director were prosecuted by the Labour Department (LD) for violation of the requirements under the Employment Ordinance (EO). The company and its director pleaded guilty earlier and were sentenced at Shatin Magistrates’ Courts today (September 4). The company was fined $31,000 while the director was sentenced to 12 weeks’ imprisonment suspended for 12 months. The company and its director were also ordered to pay its employees an outstanding sum of about $230,000.
     The company failed to pay wages and annual leave pay to six employees totaling $260,000 within seven days after the expiry of the wage periods and termination of employment as required by the EO which also represents the awarded sums of about $260,000 payable within 14 days after the dates set by the Labour Tribunal (LT). The director concerned was prosecuted and convicted for his consent, connivance or neglect in the above offences committed by the company.
     “The ruling will disseminate a strong message to all employers, directors and responsible officers of companies that they have to pay wages to employees within the statutory time limit stipulated in the EO, as well as the sums awarded by the LT or the Minor Employment Claims Adjudication Board,” a spokesman for the LD said.
     “The LD will not tolerate these offences and will spare no effort in enforcing the law and safeguarding employees’ statutory rights,” the spokesman added.

RPM Dance Company: A Vibrant Addition to The Shops at Old York Village

RPM Dance Company is located at 90 Saddle Way, Unit 200, in Chesterfield.

RPM Dance Company opens in Chesterfield.

RPM Dance Company opens in Chesterfield.

CHESTERFIELD, N.J.Aug. 17, 2023PRLog — Renaissance Properties proudly welcomes RPM Dance Company to The Shops at Old York Village. Located at 90 Saddle Way, Unit 200, RPM Dance Company is set to captivate the community with its exceptional dance instruction and welcoming atmosphere.

RPM Dance Company is led by Owner and Creative Director Rachel Mancino. A seasoned dancer with a passion for the art since the tender age of three, Mancino brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role as the driving force behind RPM Dance Company. Her extensive background includes years of dancing, 12 years of teaching, and working in Event Management for esteemed entities such as Inferno Dance Competition and Monsters Dance Convention. Drawing upon her profound knowledge of dance and marketing, Mancino has meticulously curated RPM Dance Company to offer an array of classes catering to individuals of all ages.

The studio will provide an extensive range of dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, and acro. Additionally, RPM Dance Company offers a heartwarming Mommy & Me class, fostering a space for parents and their young ones to share the joy of dance. “Whether aspiring dancers seek recreational classes or aspire to join the competitive realm, RPM Dance Company offers a nurturing environment for growth and artistic expression,” said Mancino.

RPM Dance Company has leased a spacious 2,350 sq. ft. suite in The Shops at Old York Village, which is conveniently situated amidst a lively neighborhood teeming with families and children. The studio’s presence will contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the Town Center, and Mancino envisions a symbiotic relationship with fellow tenants, enhancing the overall experience for visitors.

“We are proud to welcome RPM Dance Company to The Shops at Old York Village,” stated Robert Adinolfi, Chief Operating Officer at Renaissance Properties. “Rachel Mancino’s dedication to her craft and her commitment to the community align perfectly with our vision for this development. We believe that RPM Dance Company will flourish and contribute to the dynamic energy of the town center.”

As the anticipation builds, RPM Dance Company is preparing for its official opening on Tuesday, August 15th, 2023. Prospective dancers and interested individuals are invited to register for the fall season by visiting the studio or exploring their offerings online at www.rpmdancecompany.com. For inquiries, please reach out to info@rpmdancecompany.com.

The celebration of RPM Dance Company’s grand opening is forthcoming, and the studio is also excited to participate in the upcoming Harvest Festival in September. This marks the beginning of an exciting journey for RPM Dance Company, as they embark on a mission to inspire, uplift, and nurture the artistic spirit within their community.

To find out more information about the remaining available suites in this exciting mixed-use center, please click here: https://www.fennelly.com/properties/90-105-saddle-way/.

Renaissance Properties
Since its creation more than 30 years ago, Renaissance Properties has evolved from a small real estate brokerage company to a multi-faceted real estate development firm and home builder with over 1,200 new homes and nearly 800,000 square feet of commercial space to its credit. The dedicated team at Renaissance Properties works tirelessly to ensure quality, integrity and customer satisfaction in all its endeavors. With distinctive designs and accommodating layouts, new home buyers and tenants alike are delighted with the product offered by Renaissance Properties. To learn more, visit https://www.renaissanceprop.com/.


 Chai, the leading AI chat entertainment platform, has announced a $205 million valuation after a rapid round of funding from a number of high-powered angel investors. The profitable company has historically been reticent to accept outside funding, preferring to reinvest all financial gains in further improving the company’s proprietary AI offerings.

The company was founded in 2020 with the goal of instituting a cutting-edge AI platform app, encouraging users to explore their creativity and create meaningful connections with the artificial intelligence that acts as a friend and a confidante. Bolstered by the market’s enthusiasm, the platform quickly grew to a 5 million-strong user base.

Commenting on the news, William Beauchamp, founder and CEO of Chai said, “Today marks a new era for Chai. We have raised a substantial amount of funding which will allow us to continue our exponential growth, and focus on further training and maturing our AI. Our research team, all of whom are motivated by the limitless possibilities our AI has to offer, will be able to continue their work on providing users with the best experience possible.”

The startup will use its funds to further its ambitious scope and focus on pushing forward with its Guanaco competition, announced earlier this year. The competition leverages the mastery of the AI community by allowing engineers, academics and students to compete to design the highest-scoring AI language model, as measured by user engagement on the Chai platform. Top-ranking entrants will be awarded prizes of up to one million USD.

“At Chai, we constantly strive to stay at the forefront of the artificial intelligence field, and with this new wave of funding, we’re for sure on the right track,” added Beauchamp. “Our focus right now is on experimenting with new ways to engage and delight our users, as well as leveraging the best of the AI community.”

*For more information about Chai Research, visit https://chai-research.com

Chai Research Corp
Joe Nelson



  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Programming
  • Investment
  • Software
  • Startups
  • Venture Capital

Bain & Company acquires Max Kelsen’s consulting and managed services divisions to bring enhanced machine learning and AI services to clients globally

Deal strengthens Bains global ML, cloud, data & app engineering capabilities


Bain & Company announced that it has acquired Max Kelsens consulting and managed services divisions (collectively referred to as Max Kelsen Consulting), a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) solutions, to offer enhanced ML and AI capabilities to clients across the globe.

Based in Australia and founded in 2015, Max Kelsen Consultings team of full stack ML engineers deliver ML systems, AI-powered applications, and advisory services for clients. Now, as one unified and integrated team under Bains Advanced Analytics Group (AAG), Max Kelsen Consulting and Bain will together help enterprises develop and operationalize high-impact AI and ML enabled use cases.

We are delighted to welcome the Max Kelsen Consulting team to Bain, and to bring their industry-leading machine learning expertise to bear to deliver even more powerful solutions to our clients, said Roy Singh, global head of Bains Advanced Analytics Group. We are seeing growing demand from clients for AI-related services and engineering capabilities that will enable them to be early movers in shaping how this generational shift in technology could transform their respective industries.

We are very excited about the quality of the Max Kelsen Consulting team and the innovative work they have done for clients in Australia and globally. This acquisition will strengthen the suite of AI and ML capabilities we offer to our clients regionally and globally, said Richard Fleming, leader of Bains Advanced Analytics Group in Asia Pacific.

Max Kelsen has worked with Australian and global companies to build and deploy ML solutions including real-time prediction, forecasting, computer vision, industrial control optimization, robotics and more, as well as working with clients to establish best practice operational machine learning (MLOps) capabilities. The company has served a wide range of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, and has partnered with market-leading cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. While Max Kelsen applies its ML and AI expertise across industries, such as mining, financial services and retail, the company has particularly deep experience serving the healthcare & life sciences sector.

We are excited to join Bain at a time when businesses are starting to navigate the disruptions brought on by generative AI, said Nicholas Therkelsen-Terry, co-founder and CEO of Max Kelsen. In a rapidly evolving business climate, companies that understand how to use these tools to their advantage will come out on top. By joining Bain, we are thrilled to be working with an even larger pool of global clients and supporting Bain to strengthen their global ML capabilities.

Max Kelsen also operates a products division (SAVI Surgical and PROPeL Health AI) and a research division, which are not part of the acquisition by Bain.

About Bain & Company

Bain & Company is a global consultancy that helps the worlds most ambitious change makers define the future.

Across 65 cities in 40 countries, we work alongside our clients as one team with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, outperform the competition, and redefine industries. We complement our tailored, integrated expertise with a vibrant ecosystem of digital innovators to deliver better, faster, and more enduring outcomes. Our 10-year commitment to invest more than $1 billion in pro bono services brings our talent, expertise, and insight to organizations tackling todays urgent challenges in education, racial equity, social justice, economic development, and the environment. We earned a platinum rating from EcoVadis, the leading platform for environmental, social, and ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, putting us in the top 1% of all companies. Since our founding in 1973, we have measured our success by the success of our clients, and we proudly maintain the highest level of client advocacy in the industry.

About Max Kelsen

Founded in Brisbane in 2015, Max Kelsen is one of Australias leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions businesses. The company delivers innovation, directly linked to the generation of business value and competitive advantage to customers in Australia and globally, including Fortune 500 companies. Max Kelsen is also dedicated to reinvesting our expertise and profits to solve the challenges of humankind, focusing on Cancer Genomics, AI Safety, and Quantum Computing.

Tucker Company Worldwide Participant at 2023 CTMA Conference

 The Contractors Transportation Management Association (CTMA) Conference takes place soon, and Tucker Company Worldwide will be attending and exhibiting.

This year’s conference will be August 7-10 at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder in Santa Fe, NM. The theme is “Reunited with Purpose.”

Looking to get to know Tucker on a personal level? An expert from Tucker will be available to provide insight into the industry and how Tucker can help. The team looks forward to meeting you.

Visit the Tucker Company Worldwide booth (15) at the CTMA Conference, the “must attend” meeting that connects government, military, and private sector stakeholders in the Joint Logistics Enterprise.

About Tucker Company Worldwide
Tucker Company Worldwide is the oldest privately held freight brokerage in North America, specializing in notoriously complicated freight, like temperature-controlled, oversized, and high-value, high-security shipments. Freight security and quality processes and procedures are at the center of the business, evident by its ISO 9001:2015 certification and underlined by its meticulous approach to carrier selection. Learn more about the Tucker difference at tuckerco.com.

About CTMA
The CTMA consists of DOE contractor transportation managers and logistics professionals from nationwide DOE locations, including Environmental Management, NNSA and Office of Science organizations. The annual workshop provides an excellent forum for DOE transportation and packaging professionals throughout the DOE complex to exchange information and network to build a valuable transportation and packaging resource. Learn more about the CTMA at ctmaconference.com.

Tucker Company Worldwide
Erin McIlhenny



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