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Watch Communications Launches New Website

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Watch Communications announced the launch of a new website designed to better inform customers of the companys services, provide more company information, and highlight news, partnerships, and programs in a modern, engaging website.

Consumers have become a lot savvier about the research they do before contacting telecom companies to discuss setting up service, said Watch Communications President and CEO Chris Daniels. As Watch continues to grow, it is important that we present clear information on our company and the broad range of services we offer. Our new website will give new customers a good foundation to call and discuss options in addition to providing customers options to contact us by phone, email, or through the website itself.

The new site contains more information about residential and business Internet, voice, and television services that are delivered through a variety of technologies. It features an About Us section with background on Watch Communications, its partnership with Microsoft that includes links to informative pages on Digital Literacy as well as other partnerships being developed. The Internet of Things holds great potential for Watch, and the new site will be a repository for this important business line.

Through Watchs acquisition of Sit-Co last year, the company added a state-of-the-art facility to expand its Data Center operations to give business customers options on colocation, data connectivity, virtual servers, disaster recovery, and data recovery and backup. The Data Center page on the website provides an in-depth explanation of how these services can help business from small operations with a few employees to larger, multi-site companies with significant staffing numbers.

The News section will have press releases and a blog to discuss projects, whats happening within the company, and how Watch is approaching the ever-growing and changing landscape of the telecom industry. The blog will also feature employees and the important things theyre doing to serve customers and grow Watch Communications.

About Watch Communications Founded in 1992, Watch Communications is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) using a combination of fixed wireless and fiber technologies to serve residential and business customers throughout Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky. Watch Communications began as a wireless cable TV provider and expanded service offerings in 1998 to include the Internet. Since its creation, Watch Communications has focused on unserved and underserved small and rural markets. Watch Communications is a subsidiary of Benton Ridge Telephone. The Benton Ridge family of companies also includes Community Fiber Solutions in Indiana and Q Wireless in Kentucky and Indiana.

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Shanxi Shows Its New Charm of Cultural and Tourism Integration at China International Travel Mart 2020

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 16 November 2020 – The China International Travel Mart 2020 (CITM 2020), co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Civil Aviation Administration of China, and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, will kick off at the Shanghai New International Expo Center from November 16th to 18th. With the theme of “Ancient Civilization of China · Beautiful Scenery of Shanxi”, Culture and Tourism Department of Shanxi Province will fully display Shanxi’s rich cultural tourism resources and products, such as “three world heritages” and three tourism sectors which are “the Yellow River, the Great Wall, and the Taihang Mountains”, showing its unique charm to the world.

 

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Shanxi gets its name for being located in the west of Taihang Mountains. Its unique natural geographical conditions gestate magnificent scenery of Shanxi. The Yellow River ranked as the second-longest river in China, flows through 4 cities and 19 counties in Shanxi Province, forming the Hukou Waterfall, Qiankun Bay, Laoniu Bay, and other spectacular scenery. The beautiful landscape along the Taihang Mountains, represented by Hengshan Mountain, Taihang Grand Canyon, and Mount Wangmang, makes its four seasons as beautiful as paintings.


Shanxi Province, known as one of the cradles of Chinese civilization and one of the major provinces of Chinese culture, has left us numerous scenic spots, historical sites, and cultural treasures in the long history of thousands of years. The stories of Yao, Shun and Yu and their historical sites and remains have proven that it was the first place called “China”. Mount Wutai, the holy land of Buddhism, Pingyao Ancient City, and the Yungang Grottoes, one of the greatest ancient stone carving art treasure houses, are World Heritage Sites in Shanxi. The Great Wall, as the most recognizable cultural symbol of China, stretches 8,851 km (5500.3 mi), with 3,500 km (2175 mi) of that run across Shanxi Province. What’s more, intangible cultural heritages and food feasts throughout Shanxi make its cultural tourism brand image richer and livelier.


We do believe that the Culture and Tourism Department of Shanxi Province will bring Shanxi’s ancient Chinese civilizations and beautiful scenery to people from home and abroad with impressive results at the mart.

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Trend Micro IPS Rules Integrate with AWS Network Firewall

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Customers get trusted protection for easy-to-manage, scalable network security

 

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 18 November 2020 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the leader in cloud security, today announced it is a Launch Partner for AWS Network Firewall, a managed service that makes it easy to deploy essential network protections for all of your Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) on Amazon Web Services (AWS). As a Launch Partner, Trend Micro has integrated managed threat intelligence feeds from its cloud security solution to enable superior protection inline with this new AWS managed firewall service.

As digital transformation is accelerating globally, businesses consider how to strategically protect their cloud environments while maintaining scalability and minimizing friction. See how Trend Micro continuously works to provide easy to manage, scalable cloud security solutions to support AWS customers as an AWS Advanced Technology Partner: www.trendmicro.com/aws.

According to Gartner, “In the past, organizations deployed more than one firewall brand at the perimeter or in front of the demilitarized zone with an aim to provide an overlap of capability in case a single product could not be relied on… While this argument has some merit — back doors and vulnerabilities occasionally happen — implementing multiple firewalls increases management complexity and the potential for human error, reduces scalability, and increases operational costs.[1]

Trend Micro’s built-in IPS intelligence will inspect traffic for malicious intent so that the firewall can stop threats before they get a foothold in a virtual private cloud. Together, AWS and Trend Micro offer a simple, scalable service with reliable protection that does not require any infrastructure management.

“Our customers asked for the ability to manage network security at scale, and we are thrilled to deliver just that,” said Andrew Thomas, General Manager, Perimeter Protection, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “This low friction network firewall functionality is bolstered by AWS Partners like Trend Micro, who has stepped up to deliver additional layers of protection for customers through integration with AWS Network Firewall.”

“We are proud to help customers adopt more advanced security capabilities with less heavy lifting,” said Steve Quane, chief product officer for Trend Micro. “The approach of traditional NGFW vendors to the cloud has not been scalable and has created unnecessary pains for customers. With AWS reducing customer friction at the infrastructure layer, we’re excited to help raise the bar for baseline network level protections by delivering our leading threat intelligence enforced through integration with AWS Network Firewall.”

Trend Micro offers complete, industry-leading hybrid cloud security solutions to simplify protection of business data in AWS environments. This includes additional network security as well as protection for cloud native services, file object storage and cloud-based applications. Trend Micro’s threat intelligence will be available free with easy deployment for AWS Network Firewall customers.



[1] Gartner, Control Network Security Complexity, Inefficiencies and Security Failures by Minimizing Firewall Diversity, March 27, 2020

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Leveraging over 30 years of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro enables resilience for businesses, governments, and consumers with connected solutions across cloud workloads, endpoints, email, IIoT, and networks. Our XGen™ security strategy powers our solutions with a cross-generational blend of threat-defense techniques that are optimized for key environments and leverage shared threat intelligence for better, faster protection. With over 6,700 employees in 65 countries, and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their connected world www.trendmicro.com.hk.

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True Colors Film Festival 2020 – Includes two international award-winning films from Taiwan

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SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 19 November 2020 – True Colors Film Festival (TCFF) runs online from 3 to 12 December 2020. Offering 30 award-winning features and short films, it is presented by The Nippon Foundation. All the films — focusing on shared human experiences such as connection, hope, dreams, and transformation — can be streamed for free. Among the highlights are Taiwan’s Blue Gate Crossing and Darkness and Light.

 

Rediscovered and restored films 

 

The Chess Game of the Wind (1976; Iran), screened only twice in ’76 and presumed lost after the 1979 Iranian revolution, it was accidentally discovered in a junk shop in 2014 by the children of filmmaker Mohammed Reza Aslani. Still banned in Iran, it was smuggled into Paris, where restoration work was overseen by Martin Scorsese’s non-profit organization, The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project. A family tale about a paraplegic heiress and predatory men.

 

Moral (1982; Philippines) is by Marilou Díaz-Abaya, known for her ability to spotlight socio-political issues from a feminist perspective. Restored by ABS-CBN in 2017 as part of a project to digitally remaster select Filipino films, Moral is about four women dealing with issues like rape, abortion and sexual freedom in a patriarchal society.

 

Award-winning films

 

Listen (2020; Portugal/United Kingdom), Portugal’s Oscar Entry for Best International Film and winner of seven awards at the Venice Film Festival 2020. Migrant struggles, judgments and best intentions gone wrong.

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Mental (2008; Japan/United States), winner of Best Documentary, Busan International Film Festival, and Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival. The complex world of a mental health clinic in Japan and the lives of its patients and staff.

 

Darkness and Light (1999; Taiwan), multiple awards including Tokyo Grand Prix, Tokyo Film Festival 1999, Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing, Golden Horse Film Festival 1999. A tale of love and blindness. 

TCFF’s launch date — 3 December — coincides with International Day of Persons with Disability. In acknowledgement of the more than 1 billion people in the world living with disability, TCFF also presents a selection of themed films: 37 Seconds (2019; Japan), about a young comic book artist with cerebral palsy, and how she navigates disability while building a career in the adult manga industry; A Long Journey for the First Steps (2017; Slovenia), the experiences of Palestinian child victims of war in Gaza and their rehabilitation; Elsewhere (2015; Italy), the thoughts of a person with Down Syndrome; Over the Horizon (2017; Russia), a blind photographer and traveler who shares his world with sighted people; Stand By Me (2020; Singapore), 46 artists around the world performing a stirring rendition of the Ben E. King hit at the height of the global Covid-19 pandemic; and The Soul of Sophanna’s Song (2017; Cambodia), one man’s will to live and serve against incredible odds.

 

Streaming TCFF

Feature films can be streamed via The Projector Plussign up for free. Features are available to viewers in most Asia-Pacific countries.

 

Stream the Short films on True Colors Film Festival on Vimeo.

 

Additional restrictions apply, visit Country Exclusions.

 

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