Connect with us

News

Associated Capital Group Modifies Its 2018 Shareholder-Designated Charitable Contribution Program

gbafNews28

As previously announced, Associated Capital Group, Inc.s (NYSE: AC) Board of Directors approved a 2018 allocation to its Shareholder-Designated Charitable Contribution Program. The 2018 program permits each shareholder to designate a charity to which the company will make a donation of $0.25 per share on behalf of the shareholder. Over its first two years as a public company, AC donated approximately $10 million under the program to over 100 different charities that address a broad range of local, national, and international concerns.

The Company has extended the record date for participation in the program to December 31, 2018 from November 30, 2018. The program is available to all registered shareholders and other shareholders known to the Company. Shareholders that wish to register their shares in order to participate in the program should contact their broker or custodian to make the necessary arrangements. Any questions concerning qualification to participate in the program can be addressed to [email protected]

In January 2019, we will provide eligible shareholders with access to designation forms and will make the charitable contributions on the shareholders behalf in early 2019. Only charities that are recognized 501(c)(3) organizations will be qualified to receive donations under the program. A list of eligible charities is available at Guidestar.org (https://www.guidestar.org/search).

About Associated Capital Group, Inc.

AC operates as a diversified financial services business providing asset management emphasizing event-driven value and merger arbitrage-oriented alternative investment portfolios for institutions and high net worth investors; institutional research services; and broker-dealer and underwriting services. AC also derives investment income/(loss) from proprietary trading of assets awaiting deployment in its operating businesses.

Forward-looking statements

Forward-looking statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors, some of which are listed below, that are difficult to predict and could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause our actual results to differ from our expectations or beliefs include a decline in the securities markets that adversely affect our assets under management, negative performance of our products, the failure to perform as required under our investment management agreements, and a general downturn in the economy that negatively impacts our operations. We also direct your attention to the more specific discussions of these and other risks, uncertainties and other important factors contained in our Form 10 and other public filings. Other factors that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We do not undertake to update publicly any forward-looking statements if we subsequently learn that we are unlikely to achieve our expectations whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Douglas R. Jamieson
President & CEO
(203) 629-2726
Associated-Capital-Group.com

News

HKGSEO Provides Free Website SEO Analysis and Consulting Services

gbafNews28

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – The COVID-19 epidemic has lasted for nearly a year. The sharp fall in the street traffic has been affecting core shopping districts everywhere. In addition, under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) launched the ” Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme subsidy. Increasing number of large and medium-sized enterprises have turned to the online market, setting up websites and opening online shops, in an effort to open up online sales channels to recover some of their businesses during the epidemic.

 

As many companies are not familiar with website technology, website optimization and SEO promotion are often ignored. In fact, SEO is one of the highest ROI of many online marketing channels and it is worthy of a long-term investment.

 

HKGSEO has performed SEO for more than 500 enterprises, with the SEO process bringing considerable traffic and sales to the companies. Leveraging on their years of experience, they now provide free website analysis (worth HK$2,000) for all content types. Here are some website analysis projects HKGSEO has engaged in:

 

CMS Web Content Management System

 

We recommend using the most popular CMS in the market to build a website. Well-known CMS such as WordPress, Wix, Shopline, and Shopify will make it easier to manage web content and make the website easier to crawl and index by search engines.

 

HKGSEO hence cautions against web design companies that use their own CMS. Generally speaking, these websites are not SEO friendly. For example, they might have undesirable attributes such as duplicate page titles, dynamic URLs, or category pages that cannot update new content, etc. These attributes are disadvantageous to implementing SEO plans, which ultimately leads to the redesigning of the entire website, resulting in a much higher cost.

 

SSL Website Security Certificate

 

If your website does not have an SSL certificate (HTTPS) installed, it will be marked as an insecure website by the browser, which will adversely affect the credibility and conversion rate. SSL should be installed immediately to protect customer information, especially for e-commerce websites. There are some free SSLs available on the market, such as Let’s Encrypt, with paid premium certificates recommendation by online shops.

 

Mobile Version of The Website

 

The latest personal computer and Internet penetration survey published by the Census and Statistics Department shows that more than 5.97 million people in Hong Kong have mobile phones, and 99.7% of the users access the Internet on smartphones, higher than those connected to computers or other devices. Besides, Google has launched the Mobile-First Indexing mobile version of content priority indexing. If your website does not have a mobile version, the ranking will be poor and a lot of traffic will be lost.

 

Website Loading Speed

 

According to research, more than 68% of viewers will leave a website when it takes more than 3 seconds to open. The main reason for the slow loading is the use of shared hosting or non-local hosting. Switching to local hosting, SSD or CDN can effectively improve the loading speed.

 

Website Content

 

Is the website content of high quality? Does it answer the questions of potential consumers? To build up the content, some corporate websites have piled up keywords, and some have published blog articles regularly. However the content of the articles is sometimes plagiarized from news media. Plagiarism makes search engines recognize the overall website quality as low, which will in turn affect the ranking.

 

Websites and online shops are platforms that promote businesses. An optimized website will reward twice the results with half the effort of both online and offline marketing campaigns combined.

 

Please log onto www.hkgseo.com, fill in the website, email and contact number, and our network promotion experts will reply within one working day and arrange a free SEO analysis and consultation.

 

About HKGSEO

HKGSEO focuses on website SEO services. It is founded and operated by former Google employees. The company is based in Hong Kong and has branches in Shenzhen, Singapore and Australia. It is committed to providing affordable, one-stop digital marketing solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. Digital marketing solutions include: SEO, SEM, social media promotion and web design, etc.

 

Website (Chinese):www.hkgseo.com

Website (English):www.hkgdigital.com

Email:[email protected]

Continue Reading

News

Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) facilitates upskilling & reskilling with online MBAs & courses

gbafNews28

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021  As we to move into Phase 3 of Covid-19 towards the end of 2020, flexibility and adaptability remains an indefinite priority for Singaporeans as the labour market adjusts to the new normal. This renders upskilling and reskilling a necessity for professionals to remain employable. Riding in tandem, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) delivers a series of online MBAs and short courses to equip the workforce with ample opportunities to ride the wave.

[View Image]


Career Resilience in Times Of Change


Armed with a vision for lifelong learning, MDIS strengthens its resolve to offer educational experiences that are fresh and industry-relevant. This fully maximises the future readiness of employees and jobseekers for local and international career success.

Organisations seeking to invest in resources to upskill and enhance the leadership potential of future managers can consider among MDIS’ online MBAs that cover five specialised areas: events management, health management, leadership and innovation, hospitality & tourism management, and marketing. With a flexible postgraduate curriculum tailored for the dynamic global business environment, employees can look forward to building career resilience and accelerate professional pursuits as they step into the new albeit volatile economic conditions. Likewise, jobseekers can perform better in a competitive job market with sharpened managerial efficacies – a trait that’s never been more necessary than today.

In addition, MDIS is also offering industry-based short courses to allow employees and jobseekers to reinvent and acquire new skills to keep pace with evolving business needs and market trends. With 10 disciplines to choose from, prospective students can consider taking up a single-day course or one of up to three months.


Carving the Way Forward

While the pandemic may have accelerated the need for skills expansion and upgrading, this should not be viewed as a by-product of economic crises but a strategy to face unknown challenges that lie ahead. Being ready for the unforeseen is pertinent to career success, a value that MDIS inculcates in its students as it carves generations of lifelong learners of tomorrow.

About MDIS

Founded in 1956, MDIS is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. It offers internationally-accredited courses in Business and Management, Education, Engineering, Fashion and Design, Health and Nursing, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Languages and Education, Media and Communications, Psychology, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Safety and Environment Management. These are offered in partnership with renowned universities in the United Kingdom. 

For more information, visit our website here.

Continue Reading

News

Treetop International School adopts Upper Air UVC to ensure safe indoor air

gbafNews28

Heightened hygiene standards to prepare for school re-opening in 2021

 

  • First education institution in Malaysia to install Upper Air UVGI disinfection to keep indoor air safe
  • 35 units of these revolutionary air sterilizers installed, and works in tandem with split unit air conditioners
  • Active indoor air management is becoming a new norm as business capacity returns

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 22 December 2020 – Schools have been deeply impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and virtual classrooms have taken over physical ones. Whilst school premises remain empty for most of 2020, classes have been conducted in the digital environment, leaving many parents distraught over the challenge of lower engagement and increased distractions as compared to physical classrooms environments, a format which still yields superior results and deeper learning by students, according to assistant to MD of Tree Top International School, Ms Loh Lin Khuan.

 

“We wanted to regain a safe indoor environment so that students could be physically present and focus better in an experiential learning environment. The online learning environment made it harder to develop inter-personal communication skills and also requires a lot of self-discipline from the student. So it was critical for us to find a solution to keep the indoor spaces in Tree Top at its safest level so as to reduce the level of anxiety everyone experienced for the better part of 2020” said Ms Loh

 

Like many other educational institutions, Tree Top International School uses split unit air-conditioning systems and the challenge to sanitise over 350,000 cubic feet of indoor air proved to be a huge challenge. Most of these systems do not allow for ventilation.

 

Ms Loh further added: “We have made efforts to sanitise surfaces but realised there was no systematic way to sanitise large volumes of air without investing in intrusive air ducts and cumbersome ventilation blowers and filters. At the end of the day, students still want a quiet, cool learning environment which meant that air conditioners had to be kept running with the windows and doors shut to prevent heat, noise and dust from entering the premises. This put us in a difficult balance between the need for a comfortable indoor environment and biologically clean air”

 “As scientists started to uncover more evidence of airborne transmission of Covid-19 and international guidelines were surfacing on how to prepare school premises for safe indoor environment, we knew we had to find an effective solution to achieve safe indoor air fast and economically. 

[View Image]

This classroom in Treetop International school features an Upper Air UVC luminaire designed and supplied by TheUVC.co

 

At the end of the day, the Tree Top International School management decided to proceed with the Upper Air UVC units, supplied by TheUVC.co, featuring a unique design that sanitises incoming air with a UVC lamp and a photocatalytic air filter as it enters the split unit air conditioner.

 

“When we were first introduced to the idea of this UV attachment, we were sceptical how a simple UV light can purify the air, but after some research, we discovered it has been used successfully for over 70 years to fight Tuberculosis and Measles, both contagious airborne diseases. We realised It is indeed a very efficient way to biologically clean the indoor air, not much different from how our sun sanitises the outdoor air.”

 

With this new air disinfection system in place, perhaps there is fresh hope for a new normality for the students and teachers at Tree Top International School as they return to their learning environment with the help of these novel air sterilizers come January 2021.

 

About TreeTop Education Group

Tree Top education group operates in 2 locations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, providing quality teaching for preschool, primary and  IGCSE. We inspire children to discover their fullest potential through self-motivation and by developing respect for self, family and the community. Our motto of “Child Inspired Learning n Beyond Academic Excellence” reflects that philosophy as we prepare children to blossom to their fullest potential in order to be well prepared for real-world environment and opportunities.

Continue Reading
Editorial & Advertiser disclosureOur website provides you with information, news, press releases, Opinion and advertorials on various financial products and services. This is not to be considered as financial advice and should be considered only for information purposes. We cannot guarantee the accuracy or applicability of any information provided with respect to your individual or personal circumstances. Please seek Professional advice from a qualified professional before making any financial decisions. We link to various third party websites, affiliate sales networks, and may link to our advertising partners websites. Though we are tied up with various advertising and affiliate networks, this does not affect our analysis or opinion. When you view or click on certain links available on our articles, our partners may compensate us for displaying the content to you, or make a purchase or fill a form. This will not incur any additional charges to you. To make things simpler for you to identity or distinguish sponsored articles or links, you may consider all articles or links hosted on our site as a partner endorsed link.

Call for Entries

Global Banking and Finance Review Awards Nominations 2021
2021 Awards now open. Click Here to Nominate

Latest Posts

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

HKGSEO Provides Free Website SEO Analysis and Consulting Services

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – The COVID-19 epidemic has lasted for nearly a year. The sharp fall in...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

Joinland Group Anticipates Better 2021

New Agricultural Projects Expected To Contribute To Group Revenues   KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 12 January 2021 –...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong launches China Compulsory Certification (CCC) services for electrical and electronic products

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 12 January 2021 – In cooperation with the China Quality Certification Center (CQC), TÜV Rheinland Hong...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

Plus Renewables and 424 Capital Enter into a Merger Agreement for Asset Management Businesses in North America

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 12 January 2021 – Plus Renewable Technologies Limited (“Plus Renewable“) today announced that its subsidiary, SP Energy...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

DHL Global Forwarding promotes two executives to key leadership roles in Asia Pacific

Niki Frank will expand his remit from managing the business in India to the sub-region of South Asia Yvonne Lee,...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

AOC Masters Tournament Peaks on A High Note With Indonesia’s Alter Ego Reigns Supreme

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 12 January 2021 – The AOC Masters Tournament ended with a bang as Indonesia’s...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

Shopmatic Set to Turn Cash Positive in 2021

Achieves revenues of over $7M in 9 months (Apr-Dec 2020) while being EBITDA positive in line with its aim to...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

Influential Brands Recognises Leading Asian Businesses That Demonstrates Outstanding Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 11 January 2021 – In a year where the shock of pandemic has caused small enterprises and prominent...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

Treetop International School adopts Upper Air UVC to ensure safe indoor air

Heightened hygiene standards to prepare for school re-opening in 2021   First education institution in Malaysia to install Upper Air...

gbafNews28 gbafNews28
News2 hours ago

Prudential Launches New Research that Underscores Critical Role of Technology in Improving Healthcare in Asia

81% of respondents say technology has improved their access to health services 71% believe that in the future they will...