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North Sixth Group Acquires Ownership Interest In Professional Italian Soccer Club SS Campobasso

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NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — North Sixth Group, LLC, today announced that it has acquired an ownership stake in professional soccer club SS Campobasso (“Campobasso”).  

Based centrally between Rome and Naples in the Molise region of Italy, the club was founded in 1919 and plays its home games in the 25,000 seat Stadio Nuovo Romagnoli. The club gained popularity in the 1980's for its rabid fan base and exciting style of play, which included wins and draws over Juventus, Lazio, AC Milan and some of the top clubs in Italian football.

With this investment, North Sixth Group joins Swiss-based hedge fund Halley Holding as owner of the club. In 2019, Halley Holding made an historic investment in Campobasso with the goal of building the club to compete in Italy's top divisions. The investment is being used to develop the club's youth system, improve training facilities and expand the club's global reach.

“This is a dream come true for me, as my grandparents immigrated to the United States from near Campobasso, and football has always been an important link in the immigrant experience,” said Matt Rizzetta, Chairman of North Sixth Group. “In a way, this enables me to relive my childhood and to stay connected to my grandparents who made incredible sacrifices to enable me to achieve my dreams.”

This news follows an influx of investment activity by American businesspeople in Italian football. Recently, AS Roma was acquired by business tycoon Dan Friedkin, Parma Calcio was acquired by the Krause Group, and ACF Fiorentina was acquired by Mediacom CEO Rocco Commisso, in transactions reportedly totaling more than $1 billion. Additionally, ESPN purchased the broadcasting rights in the United States to Italy's top football division Serie A.

“The province of Campobasso and Molise region is a special place, strategically located between Rome and Naples, boasting all of the resources that people come to Italy to enjoy – heavenly cuisine, warm and hospitable people, elegant art and history, beautiful beaches and breathtaking mountains,” continued Rizzetta. “I look forward to playing a productive role as owner and as an ambassador for the beautiful people of Campobasso on this journey to bring the club to the top of Italian football.”

The club has appointed New York-based football executive Nicola Cirrincione as the lead representative to oversee the club's affairs in the United States market.

The transaction, which was brokered by Chairman of global investment firm Starboard Capital Mario Gesue, is expected to close by December 31st, 2020 subject to standard closing conditions. With this transaction, Rizzetta becomes the first non-Italian born owner in the club's history.

Rizzetta will appear for a live stream on the club's YouTube channel Sunday, December 6th at 4 PM CET/10 AM EST open to fans and media.

ABOUT NORTH SIXTH GROUP, LLC:  
North Sixth Group, LLC, is a family office holding company. The company has wholly owned and minority interests in a variety of investments across multiple sectors, including real estate, media, technology, travel, and sports and entertainment.  Additionally, North Sixth Group dedicates financial, networking and human capital resources to community-based and philanthropic initiatives geared toward passion, purpose and progress.

Media Contact: North 6th Agency, Inc. 
212-334-9753, [email protected]

 

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Millennials Now Saving More Money Than Their Parents According to Zip

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SYDNEY, Feb. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Millennials are a diverse group, the youngest of which is turning 25 this year, while the oldest is nearing 40. In this stage of their lives, financial decisions are increasingly impacted by the fear they won't be able to achieve material goals. The worry is that they won't be able to meet key financial goals, such as buying property, paying back student debt, or saving for retirement.

The differing money-related behaviours of millennials compared to their parents have resulted in their ability to save more. By putting their money into savings accounts, exploring investment plans, and choosing smart financial technology services, millennials are setting the foundation for a strong financial future.

Faced with the risk of being unable to land their dream job, buy a house, or retire until much later in life than their parents did, millennials are choosing to delay homeownership, cutting back on alcohol, spending more on public transport and choosing interest-free payment options wherever possible.

One of the reasons why millennials favour interest-free, online services such as Zip is for their ability to help with budgeting. The millennial crowd are known to manage their finances closely with the help of new technology. Almost 1 in 3 millennials use online tools to track their spending and 7% make use of budgeting apps.

Millennials are also turning away from credit cards in favour of using Buy Now Pay Later apps to manage their finances responsibly, and as a cheaper alternative to credit cards. They also try not to incur interest through unpaid balances unless absolutely necessary, making interest-free BNPL providers a popular choice for this demographic.

Millennials have come of age during a time of economic disruption, technological change and accelerated globalisation. This has given them a set of behaviours and experiences vastly different from their parents. Their unique experiences will change the ways we buy and sell, forcing companies to examine how they do business now and into the future.

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Unique French-English bilingual programme at the Canadian International School (CIS) expanding from August 2021

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 22 February 2021 – The Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore is delighted to announce the expansion of its unique French-English bilingual programme at the Lakeside campus with the opening of a class in grade 1, 2 and 5 starting in August 2021. Going forward, the programme will now be available to students at its Lakeside campus from grade 1 through to grade 5.

“We are extremely excited about the programme’s expansion as we are the only international school in Singapore to offer a French-English bilingual program fully aligned to the International Baccalaureate PYP framework, ” says CIS Head of School Pete Corcoron. “We are delighted students can now take advantage and enjoy the programme’s unique benefits for a longer period.”

The decision to open up an additional class underscores CIS’ reputation as one of the most experienced and trusted international schools in Singapore to offer bilingual programmes. In addition to CIS’s French-English bilingual programme they also offer a Chinese-English bilingual programme for students in junior kindergarten to grade 6.

The French-English bilingual programme objective

To educate students to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural in both French and English.

Key features of the French-English bilingual programme

Each class has two qualified teachers — one English speaker and one French speaker. Instruction is inquiry-based and fully aligned to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Students have equal exposure to both languages — classes are in English one day and French the next.

CIS’ teaching approach

All learning is done through inquiry. Wherever possible, CIS uses authentic materials (such as songs, stories, TV and websites) instead of textbooks, and engage students in active, hands-on activities like acting out plays, cooking and participating in quizzes. The school places a strong emphasis on creating authentic experiences where learning mirrors real-life activities. CIS don’t do any translating. All learning is done through immersion.

Who can enrol?

While language requirements do apply, CIS welcomes students from all backgrounds. Some students are French native-speakers while others have been educated in a French-speaking school or have a strong connection and passion for the French language.

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Nexstgo comprehensively enhances its range of NEXSTMALL BIZ business solutions

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Giving impetus to the development of SMEs with digital strategies to maintain their competitiveness under the ‘new normal’

 

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 22 February 2021 – As a developer and service provider of innovative digital and technology products, Nexstgo provides PCs, loT innovations, Artificial Intelligence application solutions, Information Technology solutions and more. Stepping into the new year, the “new normal” commercial environment continues to affect business IT purchasing decisions. In order to help SMEs be successful in their digital transformation and adapt to the new reality of remote working, Nexstgo has enhanced its business solutions available through the NEXSTMALL BIZ platform to provide a more comprehensive technology application strategy focusing on the business and commercial field. These include one-stop professional IT services, remote conferencing and VPN security systems, together with a wide range of branded NEXSTGO, VAIO and AVITA mobile computing products. Nexstgo ensures enterprises of any size and industry can find the most suitable software and hardware solutions on NEXSTMALL BIZ, helping businesses maintain the strongest performance under the continuously transforming business environment during the new year.

For more information on NEXSTMALL BIZ business solutions and exclusive offers for corporate clients, please visit:

https://www.nexstmall.com/collections/nexstmall-business-solution

Comprehensively monitoring the network security of customers, providing the most robust backing of IT consulting services at any time

With the routinization of “new normal” working practices, remote-work, WFH, online and cloud-based processes have become ubiquitous. Nexstgo has launched technological solutions specifically for network security management, including the installation of bank-level encryption software by Norton VPN for customers in business areas that require remote-work with a high level of integrated protection. When customers access the Internet on public Wi-Fi hotspots, these systems provide safe and effective online privacy. With the Veeam data encryption backup system, customers can work in any environment confidently. To enhance provision of security technology strategies, the company is also launching further products on NEXSTMALL BIZ, including the latest Targus Docking Station, which supports multiple USB interfaces and screen configurations; Targus Privacy Screen Filter, designed to protect high-value information; and Targus Security Cable Lock that locks the connection end of the transmission line to protect valuable resources on the device. Corporate clients who purchase designated VAIO notebooks on NEXSTMALL BIZ will also get the above-mentioned products and other valuable accessories designed to protect their business privacy. This enables customers to experience the most secure workflows, ensuring business privacy of the whole organization in the era of digital commerce.

As a strategic partner to SMEs, Nexstgo’s elite team also provides customers with professional IT support and technology operation consulting services, helping companies confidently achieve digital transformation and adapt to the “new normal”. These supporting services undertaken by the professional specialist team handle inquiries regarding computer products and software systems, and provide product management and technical support. Customers who purchase any NEXSTGO or VAIO laptop on NEXSTMALL BIZ with a subscription to a one-month IT support service will receive one-time free Data Migration support, allowing corporate clients worry-free activation of new computer equipment without affecting daily operations. Customers benefit from the strongest backing brought by the Nexstgo team whenever they need it, for peace-of-mind and smooth business operations ensuring productivity and performance.

Up-to-date video conferencing and mobile communication solutions: easily connect with customers online, anytime and anywhere

Understanding that many companies and employees have adapted to working at home or working without a fixed workplace, Nexstgo provides online and video conference software and hardware; such as NEXSTGO laptop products with dedicated functionality for online meetings equipped with a high-quality Dolby voice system, and Artificial Intelligence camera lens Huddly-IQ designed for remote video conferencing, etc. This offering provides the most accurate facial recognition and the clearest sound and picture performance, helping customers complete meetings more productively. NEXSTMALL BIZ also offers combination packages of software/hardware available at discounted rates. For example, customers can redeem a Huddly-IQ lens at a discounted price when purchasing a designated VAIO laptop; get 3-year on-site warranty and Jabra headset for free when purchasing a NEXSTGO SU03 laptop, a conference-specific model with FHD IR webcam and Dolby ATMOS. The choice of different combinations of software and hardware help managers select the most effective process strategies according to their business needs.

Nexstgo recognizes that companies must be able to achieve instant interaction and clarity of communication with customers as a key to being competitive. Therefore, Nexstgo has collaborated with outstanding customer service cloud platforms to launch cooperative business solutions. For example, corporate clients who buy any NEXSTGO or VAIO laptop on NEXSTMALL BIZ can enjoy a free service trial of customer interaction at Maaiiconnect platform, including free conversations with end customers on its platform for up to 5000 minutes and real-time web conversations. The package helps companies of all sizes to deliver excellent customer service, and to keep pace with fast-changing business environments. By taking advantage of these solutions and transforming into an e-commerce business – with the realities of the ‘new normal’ replacing traditional face-to-face service – companies can greatly increase their revenues, productivity and cost management performance.

About Nexstgo Company Limited

Established in 2016, Nexstgo Company Limited was co-founded by Mr. Wilson Leung, Chairman & CEO, Alco Holdings Limited (SEHK: 0328), and Mr. Alex Chung, out of a shared passion and pursuit of quality tech-innovation. Nexstgo is committed to bringing new revolutionary experiences in technology through introducing a wide product range, which includes PC, Smart home, IoT, artificial intelligence and corporate solutions. Nexstgo is growing steadily in the Asia Pacific region. In August 2016, its Hong Kong headquarters and Taiwan Design Centre were set up. In just four years, the company has expanded its business to 22 areas, and is fully committed to the development of the Tech Market. In June 2018, Nexstgo was authorized by VAIO Corporation to participate in the production, sales, marketing and after-sales services of VAIO notebook products in Asia, covering markets such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore.

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