New Year

Hop to it: Top Hong Kong’s Luckiest Spots to Visit in the Year of the Rabbit

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Friday, January 13, 2023

In honour of the Year of the Rabbit, here are five of Hong Kong’s most fortuitous experiences to fill your year with good luck, health and prosperity.

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  • In honour of the Year of the Rabbit, here are five of Hong Kong’s most fortuitous experiences to fill your year with good luck, health and prosperity.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230113005197/en/
    A giant Lucky Rabbit is making its debut on the roof of the Central Pier.
  • (Photo Credit: Hong Kong Tourism Board)
    Brought to you by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, a series of dazzling CNY checkpoints have transformed the harbourfront.
  • The Year of the Rabbit marks the return of many authentic Hong Kong CNY customs for visitors to enjoy!

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Friday, January 13, 2023

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Christine Lagarde: New challenges in a changing world

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Saturday, February 4, 2023

A new beginning often brings with it new challenges, but it also presents us with plenty of opportunities.

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  • A new beginning often brings with it new challenges, but it also presents us with plenty of opportunities.
  • First, with support for an open global trading order on the wane, we are facing new types of shocks to the global economy.
  • For the past few decades, open trade has supported global growth by allowing countries to “rotate” demand during slumps.
  • [2] But now it could become a source of volatility.But now it could become a source of volatility.
  • This was evident during the British Empire in the 19
    th century, as it was with American support in the wake of the Cold War.
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    However, major economies – led by the United States and China – are now increasingly using trade to limit the ambitions of geopolitical rivals.
  • The US Inflation Reduction Act, for example, is deliberately aimed at “reshoring” production and reducing the country’s reliance on strategic imports like batteries.
  • [5] China is also seeking to reduce its own dependence on the rest of the world.
  • With the security of supply for critical inputs no longer guaranteed, we are likely to see a new “scramble for resources”.
  • As this new global map takes shape, we enter 2023 facing three big challenges.
  • Inflation in Europe is far too high, partly due to our vulnerability to the changing geopolitics of energy.
  • As we head into 2023, a changing world brings with it new challenges, but also opportunities.
  • International Energy Agency (2022), “The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions”, World Energy Outlook Special Report, Revised Version, March.
  • European Council (2022), “International taxation: Council reaches agreement on a minimum level of taxation for largest corporations”, 12 December.

The Huading Awards World Youth Short Film Competition Was Launched

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Just after the New Year, the world's largest entertainment award organization, the Huading Awards Group, announced the official launch of the World Youth Short Film Competition in Hollywood, which is an important new competition set by Huading Awards Group in response to the new trend of global film development.

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  • Just after the New Year, the world's largest entertainment award organization, the Huading Awards Group, announced the official launch of the World Youth Short Film Competition in Hollywood, which is an important new competition set by Huading Awards Group in response to the new trend of global film development.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230110005851/en/
    Huading Awards World Youth Short Film Competition (Graphic: Business Wire)
    According to the introduction, the World Youth Short Film Competition includes the "World Youth Script Competition", "World Youth Short Film Competition", "World College Students Graduation Season Film Competition", "World Youth Film Venture capital Market" and other competitions.
  • The World Youth Short Film Competition is open to young filmmakers and college students to collect original film scripts and short films within 5 minutes to 25 minutes.
  • According to the plan, as an independent sub-category of the Huading Awards, the World Youth Short Film Competition will be held once a year together with the Global Film Huading Awards ceremony.

Latest IBD/TIPP Poll Shows Dip in Economic Optimism to Start the New Year

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index , a leading national poll on consumer confidence, declined by 1.4% to open the New Year.

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  • The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index , a leading national poll on consumer confidence, declined by 1.4% to open the New Year.
  • The poll was conducted online using TechnoMetrica’s network of panels to provide the sample.
  • “This suggests perhaps the economy – and people’s opinions of it – are beginning to steady.”
    The flagship IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index has three key components.
  • Confidence in Federal Economic Policies, a proprietary IBD/TIPP measure of views on how government economic policies are working, remained unchanged.

Pacer ETFs Celebrates Banner Year of Growth in 2022, Crosses $20B to Kickoff New Year

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Pacer ETFs celebrates an incredible year of growth driven by its suite of strategy-driven, rules-based ETFs, capped off by the outstanding achievement of reaching $19.6 billion in assets as of Dec. 30, 2022.

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  • Pacer ETFs celebrates an incredible year of growth driven by its suite of strategy-driven, rules-based ETFs, capped off by the outstanding achievement of reaching $19.6 billion in assets as of Dec. 30, 2022.
  • After starting 2022 with $10.2 billion in AUM, Pacer achieved a 92.2% growth rate, nearly doubling its assets.
  • Within the first week of the New Year, Pacer surpassed $20 billion in assets signaling a strong start for 2023.
  • “We are incredibly proud of the team at Pacer ETFs for their hard work, dedication and commitment to our clients and investors,” says Sean O’Hara, president of Pacer ETFs Distributors.

SlimFast Re-energizes Consumers' 2023 New Year's Resolutions with Nationwide "Resolution Reboot" this January

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With more than 80 percent of Americans1 abandoning their New Year's resolutions by February, SlimFast, part of the Glanbia Performance Nutrition portfolio and a leading global weight management brand for over 45 years, is setting out to support Americans with their resolution goals through its "Resolution Reboot." The brand's "Resolution Reboot" kicks off today with tips, resources and incentives to avoid resolution burnout. In an effort to give consumers a deliciously doable boost to achieve – and maintain – their goals, SlimFast will give away $20,000 worth of motivational prize packages ranging from fitness class memberships, one-on-one consultations with a registered dietitian, spa treatments and products from SlimFast's robust portfolio.

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  • The brand's "Resolution Reboot" kicks off today with tips, resources and incentives to avoid resolution burnout.
  • "Our 'Resolution Reboot' is intended to help consumers reset their intentions during the new year and beyond."
  • "As an industry leader SlimFast has helped millions of Americans manage their weight," continues Lombard.
  • "We are committed to offering a selection of products that support people no matter where they are in their journey.

New Survey from Soylent Reveals Nearly Half of Americans Believe the Key to Making Big Changes is Starting Small

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Sayonara, "New Year New You" mantras! Despite the annual hype of extreme diets at the start of the new year and pressure from health and wellness companies advocating for radical transformation to promote well-being, Soylent, the original food tech company, encourages consumers to let go of extreme resolutions and get back on track with sustainable solutions.

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  • According to a new Soylent survey, Americans have moved away from impractical resolutions, with nearly half (47%) saying enacting small changes over a longer period is most helpful to successfully maintain a resolution.
  • In fact, 66% of respondents set a New Year's resolution in 2022 – yet only 12% actually stuck with it for a full year.
  • "At Soylent, we believe good nutrition happens over time and one good decision a day can make a big difference when it comes to physical and mental health.
  • And believe it or not, healthy choices can be easy sometimes, like complete nutrition in a bottle."

Mars Kicks Off 2023 With Three Delicious New Ice Cream Flavors

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mars added three new innovations to the company's ever growing ice cream portfolio, ensuring 2023 is off to a sweet start for ice cream fans nationwide.

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  • Coming to a Freezer Near You: M&M'S® Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, DOVE® Mini Sticks and TWIX® Cookie Dough Ice Cream Will Delight Ice Cream Lovers
    NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mars added three new innovations to the company's ever growing ice cream portfolio, ensuring 2023 is off to a sweet start for ice cream fans nationwide.
  • Whether you are craving dark chocolate with almonds, cookie dough, or cookies and cream flavors, the new announcement from Mars ensures there's something for everyone to enjoy:
    M&M'S® Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches: M&M'S Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches offer a multi-texture experience.
  • TWIX® Cookie Dough Ice Cream: Pulling inspiration from the recently released TWIX Cookie Dough bars, TWIX Ice Cream introduced TWIX Cookie Dough Ice Cream, a delicious combination of soft cookie dough bites, real chopped TWIX bars, creamy vanilla ice cream, and a caramel swirl in every bite.
  • M&M'S Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, DOVE Mini Sticks and TWIX Cookie Dough Ice Cream have begun to hit shelves now, with nationwide availability in March.

Start The New Year with the Gift of Heart Health! St. Helena Hospital Foundation Announces January A-fib Seminars in St. Helena and Petaluma

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

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  • https://www.adventistheart.org/arrhythmia/surgical-treatment/
    Enjoy a complimentary reception to learn more information about innovative heart health.
  • These very popular seminars supported by the St. Helena Hospital Foundation will fill quickly, so please sign up to learn more," said St. Helena Hospital Foundation President and CEO Glen Newhart in making the announcement.
  • Dr. Dunnington trains other surgeons on this breakthrough technique for treating A-fib and has made Adventist Health St. Helena Hospital the highest-volume center for the procedure in the nation.
  • Dr. Eisenberg has nearly three decades of experience treating atrial fibrillation and is recognized for her individualized approach.