JCB sponsors Singapore’s one of the largest countdown event

JCB Co., Ltd. (“JCB”), Japan’s only international payment brand, will sponsor STAR ISLAND SINGAPORE COUNTDOWN EDITION 2022-2023 Presented by JCB (“STAR ISLAND”), which will be held by Avex Asia Pte. Ltd. (“Avex Asia”), subsidiary wholly owned by Avex Entertainment Inc., from December 25 to December 31 2022.
STAR ISLAND is a fireworks musical show from Japan that perfectly interfuses Japan’s traditional fireworks with immersive audio experience, lights, and performance acts, all of which are performed in a spectacular location. It was held in conjunction with the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown in 2018, one of the largest countdown events in Asia, supported by the Singapore Government. This year’s show is held for the first time in three years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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In 2019, before the COVID-19 Pandemic, approximately more than 19.1 million visitors[1] annually traveled to Singapore from overseas, including approximately 880,000 annual travelers[2] from Japan, which hit a record high. However, the number of travelers to Singapore in 2021 significantly decreased to approximately 330,000 (of which, approximately 6,000 travelers from Japan) due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This event, STAR ISLAND, will be held with the aim of achieving the recovery of not only travel and tourism within Singapore but also inbound travel and tourism to Singapore from its neighboring countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam where JCB Cards are issued, and from other countries such as Japan.

JCB, which has been working to increase the number of JCB merchants in Singapore since 1991, decided to sponsor this event in order to encourage JCB Cardmembers, issuers and merchants in Singapore, a country who is the driving force in the overall ASEAN market, to become familiar with the JCB brand and understand its value, in addition to supporting travel to Singapore and its recovery and buy eperisone from india.

Event Outline
– Date: Sunday, 25 December to Saturday, 31 December 2022
– Place: Marina Bay area event venue, The Float at Marina Bay (Singapore)
– Official website:
– Organizer: Avex Asia Pte. Ltd., Avex Entertainment Inc.
– Sponsors: Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore Tourism Board
Note: The event outline and production details may be subject to change. Please check the official website for details.

About Avex Asia Pte. Ltd.

Avex Asia Pte. Ltd. organizes and holds live music events and anime-related events mainly in Asia as the Asian headquarters of Avex Group. Moreover, it also rolls out license businesses using not only IPs[3] held by Avex but also various IPs.

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 39 million merchants around the world. JCB Cards are now issued mainly in Asian countries and territories, with more than 140 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit:

[1] Singapore Tourism Board
[2] Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
[3] IP stands for Intellectual Properties. In the field of entertainment, music, artists, television personalities, animes, video works, games, characters and others are referred to as IPs.

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JKS Financial Sponsors Program to Teach High School Students Investment Skills

 JKS Financial, a financial planning and wealth management firm affiliated with Northwestern Mutual, is helping high school students learn finance skills necessary for real-world investing. By sponsoring a First Generation Investors (“FGI”) chapter at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, 28 students will learn the power of the financial markets. FGI is a non-profit organization that works to provide high school students in underserved communities with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the investment economy.

Following 8 lesson courses about investing and portfolio management under trained student volunteers from Princeton University, students were granted a total of $100 to invest after delivering their capstone presentations that outlined their portfolio allocation. The allowance provided to the 28 Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School students gives them the opportunity to grow their portfolios at their own discretion thanks to a monetary donation from JKS Financial.

“At JKS Financial, we value students learning about investing at an early age,” said Dan Jenkins, Wealth Management Advisor and Managing Partner at JKS Financial. “We are proud to support First Generation Investors in providing supplemental education to students interested in establishing a strong foundation for their financial future. With this program, we believe these students are getting a head start on success.”

For more information on the First Generation Investors program, please visit To learn more about the ways JKS Financial makes a positive impact in the community, visit

About First Generation Investors

Founded in 2018 by University of Pennsylvania students Alex Ingerman, Dylan Ingerman and Cole Mattox, First Generation Investors (FGI) is a non-profit organization that works to provide young adults with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the investment economy. FGI is a volunteer-based program that teaches high school students in underserved communities the power of investing and brings classroom lessons to life by providing students with real money to invest. In the spring of 2019, FGI piloted the program with three local Philadelphia high school students. FGI has since expanded its program from three graduates to nearly 500, supported by almost 200 volunteers at 25 college campuses nationwide. As of the fall of 2021, FGI expects to have more than 40 chapters nationwide.

About JKS Financial

JKS Financial is a Pittsburgh, PA-based financial planning practice for wealth management advisors, Geoff Kasse and Dan Jenkins. Kasse and Jenkins have more than 55 years of combined experience and offer wealth accumulation, insurance and risk management, wealth preservation, and wealth distribution services. JKS Financial’s mission is to provide sound financial planning for all aspects of your wealth management needs. For more information, visit

Geoffrey P. Kasse and Daniel Keith Jenkins use JKS Financial as a marketing name for doing business as representatives of Northwestern Mutual. JKS Financial is not a registered investment adviser, broker-dealer, insurance agency or federal savings bank. Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (NM) (life and disability insurance annuities and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Geoffrey P Kasse and Daniel Keith Jenkins, Insurance Agents of NM and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (long-term care insurance) a subsidiary of NM, Registered Representatives of Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS)

(securities), a subsidiary of NM, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and member FINRA and SIPC. Representatives of Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company®, (NMWMC) Milwaukee, WI, (fiduciary and fee-based planning) subsidiary of NM and a federal savings bank. All NMWMC programs and services are offered only by representatives operating from agency offices of NMWMC. There may be instances when these agents represent companies in addition to NM or its subsidiaries.

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Anheuser-Busch Sponsors Honor Flight San Antonio Visit for 20 Texas Veterans

The three-day trip to Washington, D.C., will include a visit to all major monuments honoring our nation’s veterans, as well as a reception at the Anheuser-Busch office with Members of Congress and Anheuser-Busch CEO Brendan Whitworth

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Anheuser-Busch today announced a $50,000 donation to Honor Flight San Antonio, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring our nation’s veterans to provide an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials built in their honor. The Honor Flight will transport 20 World War II, Korean, Vietnam veterans, including five Purple Heart recipients and one three-war veteran. The flight also includes Honor Flight staff and guardians who will help facilitate the trip. The donation to Honor Flight San Antonio will be made by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation.


During their time in Washington, D.C., the veterans will visit multiple memorials, including Arlington National Cemetery and the World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials. The trip will also include a special reception at Anheuser-Busch’s Washington, D.C. office, where the veterans will meet members of the Texas Congressional delegation and Anheuser-Busch CEO, Brendan Whitworth, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and Central Intelligence Agency.

“Anheuser-Busch’s partnership with the Honor Flight San Antonio is part of our commitment to serving those who serve. It is one small way we at A-B can demonstrate our deep gratitude and support for those who have bravely served our country,” said Brendan Whitworth, CEO of Anheuser-Busch. “As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, it’s an honor to share this special moment with these heroic veterans and to continue Anheuser-Busch’s rich history of supporting our nation’s service members.

“Our veterans have sacrificed so much in the name of service to our country. Our nation’s war memorials were built to honor them, mourn the fallen and recognize the bravery of our servicemembers, past and present,” said Congressman Tony Gonzales (R-TX-23). “Thanks to the collaboration between Honor Flight San Antonio and Anheuser-Busch, our local veterans will be able to come to Washington, D.C., and see the monuments dedicated to their service. I hope this trip reminds our veterans how important their service was to our country and how indebted we are to their sacrifices.”

“Veterans have given so much in service to our nation. These fully funded programs go a long way to ensuring our veterans feel fully supported and appreciated following their service,” said Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (D-TX-29). “While we can never fully repay them for their service, the Anheuser-Busch San Antonio Honor Flight provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our brave veterans.”

Anheuser-Busch has a long history as a support and an employer of active-duty service members, military families, and veterans. Thousands of Anheuser-Busch employees have served in uniform, and the brewer has proudly supported the nation’s military by partnering with several national and regional veteran’s charities. Since 2011, Anheuser-Busch has raised approximately $20 million in scholarships for the Folds of Honor Foundation.

“We are deeply grateful to our nation’s veterans and honored to be able to provide them with the experience of a lifetime by visiting the monuments built in their honor. The sacrifices they made to defend our freedom will always be remembered and cherished,” said Brian Posten, Chairman of Honor Flight San Antonio. “Thank you to Anheuser-Busch and Silver Eagle Beverages, as well as to all of our volunteers and sponsors, for making this unforgettable experience possible.”


Honor Flight San Antonio was formed in April 2014 and is one of over 130 Honor Flight Hubs around the country providing “The Trip of a Lifetime” to deserving veterans who have given so much for our country. We support 50 counties from New Braunfels to the Rio Grande Valley, west to Del Rio, and north to Fredericksburg.

Our sole purpose is to fly veterans (in our region) who served during World War II, the Cold War, Korean War and Vietnam War to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials built in their honor. We are affiliated with the Honor Flight Network, which was founded in 2005, and began flying with commercial charter aircraft in 2006 from Dayton, Ohio.


Established in 1975, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation focuses on supporting organizations that help individuals and communities thrive. The Foundation contributes to countless community organizations every year in support of disaster preparedness and relief, economic development, education, environmental sustainability, military personnel and responsible drinking. Anheuser-Busch and its foundation are united by an unwavering commitment to supporting the communities that they call home and since 2011, Anheuser-Busch and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation have donated more than $221 million to charitable organizations across the country. For more information, visit


For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch has carried on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate more than 120 facilities, including breweries, wholesaler distribution centers, agricultural facilities, and packaging plants, and have more than 19,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable and beloved beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA, and Stella Artois, as well as a number of spirits and craft beer brands that provide consumers with a choice of the best-tasting beverages in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. We are looking forward to a future with more cheers where we keep dreaming bigger to provide opportunities for our people, lift up our neighbors and make a meaningful impact in the world. For more information, visit  or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn , Twitter,  Facebook  , and  Instagram .

Ev Dynamics Sponsors Poly U Ammonia-Powered Vehicle Research Project

Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (the “Company”, Stock Code: 476, together with its subsidiaries, collectively “Ev Dynamics” or the “Group”), a provider of new energy vehicles and technology integrated solutions, is pleased to sponsor The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (“Poly U”) to carry out its ammonia-powered vehicle research project and development of ammonia fuel cells to power electric minibuses and other public transportation.

Mr. Cheung Ngan, Chairman of Ev Dynamics (left 4), said, “We give full support to the ammonia-powered vehicle research project headed by Prof. Cheng Ka-wai, Eric, Department of Electrical Engineering, PolyU (right 3). We believe the results of such research will not only provide reference for the application of ammonia in new energy vehicles, but will also help to popularize clean energy and further promote the sustainable development of society, economy and the environment.”

The research project has been jointly initiated by the Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Applied Physics of Poly U. Its aim is to develop an ammonia-powered fuel battery that has higher energy storage efficiency than lithium batteries, is safer than hydrogen batteries, and can achieve zero carbon emissions to drive light electric vehicles.

Mr. Cheung Ngan, Chairman of Ev Dynamics, said, “As a member of the new energy vehicle industry, we actively support the research of green and new energy vehicles. We are pleased to see that the Hong Kong academic sector is taking the initiative to conduct research on ammonia-powered vehicles, and is the reason why we have decided to give full support to Poly U on the project. We believe the results of such research will not only provide reference for the application of ammonia in new energy vehicles, but will also help to popularize clean energy and further promote the sustainable development of society, economy and the environment.”

Mr. Miguel Valldecabres Polop, CEO of Ev Dynamics, said, “Ammonia does not release carbon dioxide when ignited, and the process of manufacturing, storing and transporting ammonia is relatively simple and safe. Therefore, ammonia is set to represent a new direction for the development of new energy vehicles. In addition to actively manufacturing and selling electric vehicles, we also continue to develop new technologies on our own as well as support Poly U and other institutions in their research on new energy vehicles. We hope to promote the development of new energy vehicles and promulgate the idea of adopting a more environmentally friendly lifestyle in modern day society.”

About Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited (Stock Code: 476)
Ev Dynamics (Holdings) Limited is a pioneer and a prominent player in China’s new energy commercial vehicles market, as well as a whole-vehicle manufacturer of specialty passenger vehicles and new energy passenger vehicles. It is an integrated driving and logistics solutions provider with a solid technological foundation in diverse areas including new energy platform power systems and their key components. The Group has a production base in Chongqing and it has developed its sales network in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Asia Pacific and South America.

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EST Global Inc. Sponsors CryptoNite

Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar, the Chairman and Founder of EST Global Inc. has sponsored CryptoNite Evening Reception during Government Blockchain Week.
CryptoNite, one of the 3 Evening Receptions during Government Blockchain Week, will take place on the rooftop of the International SPY Museum. On Wednesday, September 29, CryptoNite will be a cryptocurrency party with a James Bond twist. What better way could there be to network with the finance and crypto leaders than to engage in espionage while dressed like a movie star? During a week of everything blockchain, CryptoNite will be one night you won’t want to miss, and transformative innovators like EST Global Inc. are making it all happen.

EST Global Inc. is leading the way in the banking and financial sector by developing tools that encompass every segment of banking. From digital wallets, to identity, investment, and digital asset management, EST Global is making banking united, sovereign, and secure. With EST, banking is as intuitive as unlocking your phone with your fingerprint. The EST Ecosystem is solving today’s biggest problems in the existing financial system.

Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar is the Chairman and CEO of EST Group. He has achieved global leadership by transforming the financial ecosystem through digital evolution, fintech revolution, and financial inclusion. He is now leading an initiative to impact a majority of the world’s population in the rural and farming sector, with an initial beginning in India.

Government Blockchain Week, hosted by the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) will be live in Washington DC September 27- October 2, 2021. Six days of symposiums, a pitch competition, Annual Achievement Awards, and an Art Show with NFT’s, will finish with 2 days at the Congressional auditorium of the US Capitol. All day events are free with the purchase of an Evening Reception TICKET.

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