Dame Diana Rigg Joins Victoria Cast

From Queen of Thorns to Mistress of Robes! Dame Diana Rigg leaves her Game Of Thrones character Lady Olenna Tyrell behind as she makes her debut appearance in series two of Victoria, starting on ITV Choice on Monday 4th September.For the 79-year old Rigg, being able to laugh at her character's general disapproval really drew her to the role of the Duchess of Buccleuch in the hit series that stars Jenna Coleman in the titular role and Tom Hughes as her husband Albert.On her character, Dame Rigg said, "The duchess is very loyal to the queen. As a member of the establishment, she is very proper in many respects, but she also has deep prejudices which make me laugh a lot and hopefully will make the audience too. She doesn’t really care for the Germans or French and she really doesn’t care for the Belgians either! In that respect, she is unique and great fun to play.”When asked what she likes best about the duchess, Rigg said "I love her candour, the fact she is straightforward. I like the fact that I don’t think she would lie - she is what you see.  She is a very efficient sort of woman, but then so am I so we have that in common."Olenna Tyrell was not the sort of person who behaves in an acceptable fashion just to be accepted, she very much goes her own way, and I hope that she encourages young women to be the same."Likewise with the Duchess of Buccleuch - she does her own thing, until Victoria tries to put her in her place occasionally. Although, I think it bounces off her!”But Dame Diana admits her character has some lighter moments, "There has to be a bit of comedy and I try to find it in every scene. It is not exactly laugh out loud, but the writer Daisy Goodwin is wonderful and she has given me some terrific lines. The duchess is great fun to play."The Duchess of Buccleuch was Queen Victoria's Mistress of the Robes. Dame Diana explains how they first become acquainted."To begin with it is a bit prickly because the duchess had been working for Queen Adelaide beforehand and comparisons are made. Victoria, in her youth, does not measure up as far as the Duchess was concerned. As time goes by she accepts her more and more. However, it takes a long time for her to accept the German retinue!”Thankfully Rigg did not have to endure the restrictions of a corset while filming Victoria."I am beyond a corset so I don’t have to suffer that. I am not interested in having a waist – forget that. I only take half an hour in wardrobe and make-up because I am long past improving my appearance, so try to have it all done as quickly and efficiently as possible!”But there was one challenging aspect to the filming, as the actress describes: "Getting in and out of horse drawn carriages at my age! They are very high and impossible to get into and impossible to then get out of. There is very little that I have to acknowledge I can’t do anymore as an actress, but I can’t do that in front of the camera as it is very ungainly and almost impossible! I do it, but thank God I pleaded with the director to not make me do it on camera. There is a lot of huffing, puffing and groaning.”

Animals to the rescue of Children

Animals for YOUNG, a holistic early intervention center for special needs children, is now opened in Cyberjaya!Animals for YOUNG is a revolutionary therapeutic method to help in the early intervention for children with autism. Its founder, Dr. Khew, whose studies is in the field of Human-Animal Relations, finds that animals help in the emotional, physical and social development for humans. Dr. Khew also founded Malaysia’s first cat cafe to help people cope with depression.Dr. Khew says: “Animals would have a lot more to offer for children. Beside helping children with their psychosocial development, such as building rapport, increasing self-esteem and motivation, and stress reduction, animals could also assist in the development of children’s motor skills, communication and sensory issues.”Besides autism, Animals for YOUNG also assists in the early intervention of children with:Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Cerebral Palsy (CP) Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD/ Dyspraxia)Down’s Syndrome (DS)Global Development Delay (GDD) Reading & Learning Disorder (Dyslexia)Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)Speech & Language DelayOur in-house Occupational Therapist, Ms. Norshazrini, who has experience working with more than 1,000 special needs children says: “Animals can help therapists in achieving certain planned goal. Children tend to be more motivated when an animal is used in a controlled setting. Animals also benefit children in sensory and social skills.”Children in our programme will be assessed and an individualised program will be planned for them. Our Animals for YOUNG Intervention Program (AYIP) will incorporate:- Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) - Occupational Therapy (OT) - Sensory Integration- Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) - School Readiness- Art & Origami- Music & Movement- Sports- Baking- Fencing- Puppetry - Play Therapy- Life Skills- Academic Functional Skills (Math Skills & Language Arts)- Community-Based Learning- Social Skills.Dr. Khew adds: “Animals for YOUNG will be our 1st project in assisting special needs children. Moving on, we will be working on building an eco-tourism project using animals, whereby special needs people will have a place to work, while having their needs intervened with our animals. This coming place/ project will be known as- Furry-tail Land, a place where special needs people will finally find their “happily-ever-after”.

Casio Partners with Robert Geller on G-SHOCK Limited Edition Collaboration Watch

KUALA LUMPUR, July 17, 2017 — Casio Malaysia Sdn Bhd announced recently on the release ofthe G-SHOCK brand’s watch collaboration with acclaimed menswear designer, Robert Geller —the GST-200RBG-1A limited-edition men’s G-STEEL timepiece. The first ever collaboration for theG-STEEL line, this model is inspired by the urban elements of Tokyo — drawing from both brands' history and Geller’s experiences within the city. The new G-STEEL is the first joint design done byG-SHOCK and Geller, who have previously partnered on five consecutive runway presentations atNew York Fashion Week: Men’s.“I have been working with G-SHOCK for several years, and was very pleased when we decided to create a watch together. I wore a G-SHOCK watch throughout my teenage years, so it is really exciting to be able to make my own, more grown up version,” said Robert Geller. “For the past ten years, I have been producing my ready to wear collection in Japan because I love the quality and care of Japanese craftsmanship. G-SHOCK shares this same love, which is why this collaboration is a natural fit for us.”Specially designed by Robert Geller himself, the GST-200RBG-1A features a black ion plated stainless steel metal band, case and buttons, with gold accents on the face and a dark fuchsia second hand that nods to his most recent collection. Together the elements evoke an image of the Tokyo city lights against the buildings at night.“My favorite time in Tokyo is walking through the city in the middle of the night, when it is impossible to sleep because of the jet lag. The lights, smells and sounds are really magical and I wanted this watch to reflect that magic,” said Geller. Part of the G-STEEL line, which is geared towards the active gentleman with a refined personal style, this particular model includes the layered guard structure of G-SHOCK to absorb maximum impact while maintaining the sleek look of metal. Specifications:ConstructionShock-resistantWater Resistance200 metersWorld Time31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/offStopwatch1/100 second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99”; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place timesCountdown TimerMeasuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)Alarm5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm); hourly time signalOther FunctionsFull auto-calendar: 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off;LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow, auto light switch, selectable illumination duration (1.5 seconds or 3 seconds)Accuracy at Normal Temperature±15 seconds per monthBattery LifeApprox. 2 years on SR927W × 2Size of Case 59.1×52.4×16.1 mmTotal WeightApprox. 100g

Lee Onn PCC Interstate 2017 Sarawak Edition : aforadio.com

DATE : 31 AUGUST 2017 – 2 SEPTEMBER 2017START : MERDEKA PALACE, KUCHINGDISTANCE : 470KMMAX PAX : 300 PAXHOTELSDAY 0 : MERDEKA PALACE (OFFICIAL HOTEL, NOT INCLUDED)DAY 1 : MERDEKA PALACEDAY 2 : DAMAI BEACH RESORTDAY 3 : MERDEKA PALACERIDE DATE / DISTANCE / TERRAINDAY 1 : 31 AUGUST 2017 ~ 160KM ~ CLIMBDAY 2 : 1 SEPTEMBER 2017 ~ 120KM ~ ROLLINGDAY 3 : 2 SEPTEMBER 2017 ~ 190KM ~ ROLLING————————————————————————-DAY 0 ARRANGEMENTS (ARRIVAL)FLIGHT : MAKE OWN ARRANGEMENTS TO KUCHING, SARAWAKTRANSFER : AIRPORT TAXI (MPV)CHARTER BUS (TO BE ADVISE)CHARTER LORRY (TO BE ADVISE)BIKE CASE STORAGE– MERDEKA PALACE ALLOW BIKE CASE STORAGE TILL 3RD SEPT 2017 FOR ALL IN-HOUSE GUESTRIDE HIGHLIGHTS– THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF CLIMBS ESPECIALLY DAY 1 WITH KOM STAGE– MAJORITY OF THE ROAD WITH MUCH LESS CAR THEN WEST MALAYSIA– ROAD CONDITION ARE MUCH BETTER IN MOST AREAS WITH LESS PORTHOLES– SCENARIES ARE ENDLESS WITH PLENTY OF GREENS AND MOUNTAIN VIEW– BEACH FINISH FOR DAY 2 WILL BE PERFECT FOR RECOVERY– PLENTY OF UNIQUE WOODEN & METAL BRIDGES TO CROSS– RIVER CROSSING VIA FERRY WILL BE AN EYE OPENER FOR MANYFINALE DINNER– THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL FINALE DINNER TO CELEBRATE OUR 20TH EDITION OF INTERSTATE AT A LOCATION AWAY FROM THE OFFICIAL HOTELKUCHING FOOD & HOT SPOTS– THERE ARE PLENTY OF GOOD FOOD IN THE HEART OF KUCHING AND ON THE CYCLING ROUTE TO SUIT YOUR TASTE BUD– THE LOCAL GROUP WILL PROVIDE A LIST FOR YOUR FOOD HUNT– THEREFORE IT IS IDEAL FOR YOU TO STAY AT OFFICIAL HOTEL AS THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS TO DO WITHIN WALKING DISTANCEDay 0 ROOMING AT RM 85.00 PER PAX WITH BREAKFASTNOTE 1 : YOU WILL/MAY NEED TO CHANGE ROOM FOR DAY 1NOTE 2 : BIKE CASE STORAGE AVAILABLE FOR IN-HOUSE GUESTPLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS WITH KATIE TAN FOR SPECIAL PRICE*FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASISCONTACT PERSON : KATIE TANMOBILE NO : 6012 2293600EMAIL : katietan1123@gmail.comFor more info, visit www.ebakz.com 

Modern Grand Hotel - A Storytelling Live Concert : aforadio.com

"2017 marks another milestone for The Federal KL for as Malaysia celebrates our 60th Merdeka Celebrations, Federal Hotel too celebrates its 60th Diamond Jubilee years in the Malaysian Hospitality industry. As part of Federal Hotel's Merdeka celebrations, The Federal KL and Bukit Bintang Event Spaces together with Modern Nanyang jointly launch the Modern Grand Hotel, a Story telling Live Concert. Modern Grand Hotel is a 90-minute storytelling musical concert based on Malaysian entertainment scene after the Independence era. The line-up includes Nanyang Songstress - Yudi Yap, renowned Chinese dialect conservator Chong Keat Aun, actor Goh Wee Ping, from NTV 7’s Age of Glory II, award-winning acclaimed theatre director Loh Kok Man with multi-talented music director Tay Cher Siang leading WVC Jazz Ensemble collaborating for this event.This musical concert will be held at the Ballroom 1 of The Federal Kuala Lumpur. 25% OFF for Gracious Rewards members.25% OFF for FHI Privilege Club members.20% Early Bird Discount. Ends on 20 August 2017.BALLROOM 1Level 18, 9, 15, & 16 September 2017 Buffet Dinner (6:30pm at Kontiki Restaurant) + Show (8:30pm at Ballroom 1)RM212 nett per personShow Only (8:30pm at Ballroom 1)RM150 nett per person17 September 2017 Buffet Lunch (12:30pm at Kontiki Restaurant) + Show (2:30pm at Ballroom 1)RM212 nett per personBuffet Dinner (6:30pm at Kontiki Restaurant) + Show (8:30pm at Ballroom 1)RM212 nett per personShow Only (2:30pm or 8:30pm at Ballroom 1)RM150 nett per person For further information, call us at 03- 2148 9166 or email to rsvn@federal.com.my or reservations@federal.com.my

Eiichiro Oda presents Hello, ONE PIECE Luffy in Kuala Lumpur : aforadio.com

"ONE PIECE", one of Japan's most popular Manga, will be exhibited titled "Eiichiro Oda presents Hello, ONE PIECE Luffy is here!" from 26 August - 18 October 2017 at ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur in KL, Malaysia."ONE PIECE" is a Manga which started serializing in "Weekly Shonenjump" magazine back in 1997 and gained unprecedented popularity. Ever since it started, ONE PIECE has also been loved in Asia, Europe, the USA and other various countries around the world. As a new adventure, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the series, Malaysia was chosen as the first location of a new exhibition since it is a very lively and vibrant country and has a large number of young people who are receptive towards Manga trends.The exhibition introduces many various colour illustrations, a replica of Eiichiro Oda's desk at his workplace, and also has a virtual reality zone with content specially curated for his exhibition shown for the first time in the world. Visitors can experience new sensations with the ONE PIECE characters in virtual space. The exhibition space allows visitors to fully appreciate the world of ONE PIECE.Date: 26 August - 18 October 2017Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (Last Admission: 8.30pm)Venue: ISETAN The Japan Store KL (3rd Floor)Tel: 03-2141 7777Organizer: ICJ Department Store (M) Sdn. Bhd.Admission fee: RM15With Virtual Reality Experience: RM25Free admission for children under 4 yrs old, must be attended by parent or guardianUp to 2 children under 4 yrs old can be admitted with 1 parent or guardianVR Experience is only for individuals aged 13 and olderFacebook: www.facebook.com/cube1kl Instagram: www.instagram.com/cube1kl For more information about the "Eiichiro Oda presents Hello, ONE PIECE Luffy is here!" exhibition, visit www.cube1kl.com

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ATHLETES LAUNCH BAD LAB'S BRAND PAGE IN WATSONS ONLINE STORE! : aforadio.com

BAD LAB, the complete personal care range man-gineered for the unconventional man are pleased to announce the launch of Bad Lab's exclusive Brand Page on Watsons Online Store.In attendance are Gianni & Keanu Subba, Ev "E.T" Ting, Agilan "Alligator" Thani, as well as Ann "Athena" Osman.As the official personal care brand sponsor of ONE Championship for the 2nd year in a row, and in conjunction with ONE Championship upcoming fight night in Stadium Negara on 18 Aug 2017, ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS, BAD LAB announced the availability of BAD LAB products via Watson's online store, with a special launch promotion dedicated to consumers until 31 Aug 2017."With the growing trend of on-line shopping, BAD LAB is proud to be working with Watsons to create an exclusive Brand Page in Watsons on-line store. With this initiative, consumers will not only be able to purchase BAD LAB products in Watsons physical stores across the country but also will be able to buy BAD LAB in Watsons on-line store." - Lum Chong Heng, BAD LAB's Commercial Director"ONE Championship represents the true values of martial arts -- perseverance, honour, respect, resilience -- these are just some of the traits we identify with and are proud to share with BAD LAB. Together, we will deliver the world's most authentic martial arts action and the most exciting events in sports entertainment. It is an honour to be working with a great company, and we expect big things to come in the near future." - Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE ChampionshipFollowing the announcement of BAD LAB's availability on Watsons Online Store, BAD LAB in collaboration with Watsons will offer as much as 20% Price Off and Freebies to consumers whom purchases at Watsons Online Store, until 31 Aug 2017.For more info about BADLAB-One Championship "Meet the Fans" session at Watson's Sunway Pyramid, more details can be found at fb.com/BadLabCo 

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS IN KL ON 18 AUGUST : aforadio.com

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), announced another blockbuster evening of authentic martial arts action. ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS is set to return to the iconic Stadium Negara on 18 August for another spectacular showcase of Asia's top martial arts talent. In the main event, undefeated ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat "Cobra" Gafurov of Russia puts his world title on the line against top contender Martin "The Sifu-Asian" Nguyen of Australia."It is always an exciting time in KL whenever our world-class athletes climb atop Asia's biggest and grandest martial arts stage. Our warriors are eager to put on a show for fans in Kuala Lumpur, and it is our honor to have them perform in this marvelous city. Marat Gafurov and Martin Nguyen are two of the promotion's finest featherweights. They have met before, with Gafurov taking victory via submission in their first encounter. This time, however, a better-prepared and refocused Nguyen vows to finally bring the title back to Sydney." - Chatri Sityodthong, Chairman and CEO of ONE ChampionshipMarat “Cobra” Gafurov of Dagestan, Russia, is the reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion. An undefeated martial artist with 15 wins and no losses, Gafurov is a high-level grappler with 11 of his wins coming by impressive submission over top-caliber opponents. Rarely challenged and always dominant, Gafurov captured the featherweight title in 2015 with a gutsy victory over former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa in an epic battle. In his last bout, Gafurov defeated Jadambaa once again in a rematch a year later to cement his claim as the undisputed ONE Featherweight World Champion. He will defend his title next against Australia’s Martin Nguyen.28-year old Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia, is a former featherweight title challenger with a 8-1 professional record. His only loss came at the hands of reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov, when he stepped up to accept their first showdown on just a few days’ notice. None of Nguyen’s victories have gone to a decision, giving him five solid knockout wins as well as three victories by submission. In his last bout, Nguyen defeated Japanese veteran warrior Kazunori Yokota via first-round knockout. Nguyen’s all-around skill set allows him to compete at the highest level as a professional. In a highly-anticipated rematch, Nguyen once again receives a shot at the ONE Featherweight World Championship when he takes on Marat Gafurov for the second time.Ev “E.T.” Ting is a professional martial artist with deep roots in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Living and training out of Auckland, New Zealand, Ting owns a stellar 13-4 professional record, including four wins by submission and four exciting knockouts. A winner of four of his last five bouts over top-caliber opponents, Ting is one of the most talented competitors to come out of Malaysia. In his most recent bout, Ting challenged ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang, falling by unanimous decision in a gruelling five-round matchup. Ting now returns to Kuala Lumpur to face another challenge in Nobutatsu Suzuki.A 39-year old Japanese veteran from Tokyo, Nobutatsu Suzuki is the former ONE Welterweight World Champion. With a professional record of 11-2-2, Suzuki is adept in both striking and grappling, also possessing well-rounded wrestling ability. He first captured the inaugural title with a victory over veteran competitor Brock Larson, only to succumb to now-reigning champion Ben Askren in the bout following. After a break from competition, Suzuki now returns as a lightweight to face Ev Ting.Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will be making his return to the ONE Championship cage following his first shot at a world title opposite reigning ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren. Although Thani fell short of victory against the American, he gained a great amount of experience as a result and has emerged as a more seasoned combatant. The 21-year old is 7-1 as a professional, with five of his seven victories ending in the first round. All of Thani’s victories have come by exciting finish. The young Malaysian has shown steady improvement in each outing. He is now set to take on Sherif Mohamed.Sherif “The Shark” Mohamed is a professional martial artist from Cairo, Egypt, with a 8-3 record. The Evolution Light Heavyweight Champion, Sherif is a well-versed kickboxer and wrestler with all eight of his wins coming by finish. Of his total victories, Sherif owns four submissions and four knockouts, proving his versatility and well-rounded game. In his last bout, the Egyptian Top Team standout made his ONE Championship debut opposite Igor Subora. This time, Sherif takes on top welterweight Agilan Thani.Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, is one of the country’s most talented martial artists. With a professional record of 15-5, Belingon is known as a fierce competitor with the ability to finish opponents in a variety of methods. The 29-year old wushu stalwart owns six big knockouts on his resume, and is one of the most feared strikers in the bantamweight division. In his last bout, Belingon stopped Finnish grappling sensation Toni “Dynamite” Tauru with a volley of devastating strikes. He now takes on another tough task ahead in Reece McLaren.25-year old Reece “Lightning” McLaren is a Filipino-Australian professional martial artist from Toowoomba, Australia. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2015 with a spectacular submission victory over top bantamweight contender Mark Striegl, and then followed up that win with a unanimous decision over highly-regarded prospect Muin Gafurov. In his last bout, McLaren challenged Bibiano Fernandes for the ONE Bantamweight World Championship, falling just short of victory by way of split decision. Next up, he takes on Filipino striker Kevin Belingon.Malaysia’s Gianni Subba is a 24-year old flyweight prospect from Kuala Lumpur. He spends time carefully honing his craft with talented teammates, including brother Keanu, at Bali MMA in Indonesia. A winner of five of his last six bouts, Subba is a seasoned athlete with a stellar 8-2 clip in his young career. Five of his seven wins have come either by submission or by crowd-pleasing technical knockout. In his next assignment, the crafty Riku Shibuya poses a stern challenge.Japanese martial arts sensation Riku “The Outsider” Shibuya won the hearts of fans with his exciting, unorthodox style and powerful combinations. With a professional martial arts record of 13-3-2, Shibuya has figured in a series of exciting battles throughout his career. A former ONE Flyweight World Championship title contender, Shibuya is a veteran and easily one of the most enjoyable competitors to watch. In his last bout, the 32-year old took on Roy Doliguez in January 2016 to win a unanimous decision. After a recuperative break, Shibuya returns to take on Gianni Subba in what should be an intense matchup.31-year old Ann “Athena” Osman of Kota Kinabalu is Malaysia’s premier women’s combat sports star. Training out of the coastal locale of Sabah, the female warrior hones her craft at Borneo Tribal Squad, advancing her skills in various disciplines such as wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai. A well-rounded martial artist, Osman likes to use her strength to overpower opponents and is extremely aggressive, always looking for the finish. Osman will take on Singapore’s May Ooi in her return to the ONE Championship cage.Singaporean female strawweight prospect May Ooi is a professional martial artist and a ONE Championship newcomer. With a 2-2 professional record, Ooi is a hard-working competitor possessing well-rounded striking and grappling skills. A former swimmer, Ooi represented Singapore in the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona. Today, she is one of the country’s most talented martial artists. Ooi is set to make her ONE Championship debut opposite Malaysia’s Ann Osman.26-year old Robin Catalan of Iloilo City, Philippines, is a member of the Catalan fighting family and a professional martial artist competing in the ONE Championship strawweight division. He currently owns a record of six wins and two losses, which includes two wins by submission and two by knockout. In his last bout, Catalan went head-to-head with fellow Filipino warrior Jeremy Miado to nab the win via split decision. Now, Catalan is set to face former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke of Thailand.Former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke is a three-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai world champion who has a 7-2 record as a professional martial artist. He is known as a technical striker with quick hands and lightning feet, employing some of the most unique and creative combinations. As a martial artist with over 25 years of competitive experience, Dejdamrong is a seasoned veteran. In his last bout, Dejdamrong took on Indonesia’s Adrian Matheis to bag a first-round knockout victory. Next, the Thai warrior goes up against Robin Catalan.22-year old Keanu Subba of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is one of the most promising young talents in ONE Championship’s featherweight ranks. He is 5-2 as a professional after making a name for himself as a MIMMA featherweight champion. In his most recent bout, Subba trumped fellow top prospect Ahmed Mujtaba of Pakistan, winning impressively by first-round submission. Subba’s experience inside the ONE Championship cage as a young fighter has taught him great lessons that he says has helped him improve his overall game. He is set to face Christian Lee in a highly-anticipated clash of young stars.19-year old Christian “The Warrior” Lee, younger brother of reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, began his professional martial arts career on an absolute tear, railing off five straight victories by thrilling finish. He has impressed fans with his ability to seek out stoppage wins over top-caliber opponents. In his last bout, Lee toppled Chinese prospect Wan Jianping via first-round technical knockout to improve his record to 6-1. Known as an unpredictable striker with unorthodox grappling technique, Lee is now set to face rival Keanu Subba of Malaysia.Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly is a 33-year old Filipino martial arts talent and one of the brightest featherweight prospects to emerge from the Philippines. A professional martial artist with a complete striking and grappling skill set, Kelly brings Team Lakay’s world-renowned wushu to centerstage as he looks to showcase his expertise inside the ONE Championship cage. Kelly has won his last three outings by spectacular finish. In his last bout, Kelly scored a third-round technical knockout of veteran competitor Sunoto of Indonesia. Kelly seeks to continue his amazing run, this time against Emilio Urrutia.Emilio “The Honey Badger” Urrutia is an American martial artist from Miami, Florida. The 30-year old made his professional debut in 2013, and has since produced a solid 9-4 record. A skilled grappler, four of Urrutia’s nine total victories have come by submission. Training out of the renowned Tiger Muay Thai gym in Thailand and Juggernaut Fight Club in Singapore, Urrutia is set to make his ONE Championship debut as a featherweight. He will take on Filipino sensation Edward Kelly.38-year old Rene “The Challenger” Catalan of Manila, Philippines, is a 2006 Asian Games gold medalist in wushu. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2013 against Brazil’s Alex Silva, and has since amassed a 2-2, 1 No Contest professional record. In September of 2016, Catalan notched his first victory in the promotion with a unanimous decision over Zhang You Liang. In his most recent bout, Catalan submitted Adrian Matheis by armbar in the second round. Now Catalan is looking for his third straight victory, this time against Bu Huo You Ga.24-year old martial artist Bu Huo You Ga of China is a ONE Championship prospect with a professional record of four wins and two losses. He made his promotional debut in January of 2016 in the ONE Changsha Bantamweight Tournament, winning against Cai Chang Bo in his first bout, but losing to Ma Haobin shortly after. Months later, Bu Huo You Ga returned to competition as a flyweight to win the 2016 ONE Hefei Flyweight Tournament. Early in his professional career, Bu Huo You Ga has shown an incredible fighting spirit with solid striking and grappling offensive skills. Now ready to take his career to the next level, Bu Huo You Ga takes on Filipino wushu specialist Rene Catalan.For more info on ONE Championship, visit www.onefc.com or follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @ONEChampionship

UNVEILING THE NEXT GENERATION, THE BR-X2 TOURBILLON MICRO ROTOR : aforadio.com

Bell & Ross unveil its latest timepiece, the next generation - BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro Rotor that continues to innovate by going extreme into the simplification of watchmaking construction.Tong Chee Wei & Tay Liam KhoonA special preview cocktail event hosted by Bell & Ross was held at Element Hotel KL in the presence of Bell & Ross as well as Cortina Watch VIPs, guests, watch enthusiasts, celebrities and media. Venice MinAwal AshaariPatricia KAnjoe Koh, Venice Min, Xinle ChaiCherry Wong, Tong Chee Wei, Jeong Hwa Jang, Jennifer Jung, Kent Ong, Michelle ThamFyza KadirDJ IramaSamantha Kayty - Ms. Universe Malaysia 2017Awal Ashaari, Tong Chee Wei, Elaine Daly, Fyza Kadir, Tay Liam KhoonThe spanking new Element Hotel by Westin is a soaring eco-friendly hotel with unparalleled views of Kuala Lumpur's skyline where the setup and decor on Level 39 of mimicked BR-X2's transparent look. It was completed with a custom built see through stage over the pool where models sashayed on it showcasing the new timepiece.At the event, guests had a sneak peek of the next generation BR-X2's movement which is developed and manufactured to be square and thin, called the caliber BR380. In addition, BR-X2 is not housed in a traditional watch case, it is framed inside a holder which is cut in a solid plate of stainless steel as thin as the movement itself. The entire timepiece is built around the movement, which is the central piece, the masterpiece.BR-X1 Carbon Forge (right)BR-X1 TourbillonBR-X1 RS17 & BR-X1 RS16BR-X1 CollectionBell & Ross also announced its month-long lifestyle pop-up store in collaboration with Cortina Watch, from 1 to 31 August 2017 on Level 1, Suria KLCC. The pop-up store will see an exhibition showcasing BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro Rotor and the full collection of the BR-X1.BR-X1 has always stayed ahead of its time, is a high-tech chronograph with a sporty design, which is as robust as it is sophisticated. Revolutionary in its design, it was not just the beginning of a whole new chapter in the saga of the brand but the timepiece is much more than a top-of-the-range contemporary sports watch: it is the "Utility Watch".For more info, visit www.bellross.com

NICKELODEON ANNOUNCES ANTI-BULLYING DIGITAL CAMPAIGN IN MALAYSIA WITH A SERIES OF PSA : aforadio.com

Nickelodeon announced Nickelodeon's Together For Good anti-bullying campaign, in support of UNICEF Malaysia's on-going efforts towards anti-bullying. Nickelodeon's animated series of PSAs will run on Nickelodeon Asia's Facebook page, with the release of a new PSA each week over the next three weeks. Nickelodeon's Together For Good is an initiative to empower kids to make positive changes in the world around them and the slogan of Together For Good in anti-bullying is simple: "It's not OK. Say Something."The approach is to educate children about the different kinds of bullying and to propose methods of stopping it, which includes a call-to-action to contact Malaysia's Talian Kasih (care hotline): 15999.Through the PSAs about the fictional stories of kids who have been bullied and their response to it, Nickelodeon is targeting to reach children who may have been experiencing the same kinds of bullying as featured in the PSAs, such as cyber-bullying, discrimination, a girl's bullying experience and a boy's bullying experience. The popular kids' entertainment brand hopes to encourage young Malaysians to speak out against bullying by talking to a parent, a teacher or an adult they can trust.“Engaging audiences through our pro-social initiatives is a commitment we do not take lightly. As an entertainment company, we believe we have the responsibility to engage our fans in Malaysia, in whatever part we can play. We want to create awareness against anti-bullying. Bullying is not ok and kids need to learn to speak against it. Through this digital campaign, we hope to educate our young fans that if they or their friends are being bullied, they can tell someone about it and learn more. And they can help prevent it,” said Syahrizan Mansor, Vice President, Nickelodeon Asia, Viacom International Media Networks.“Bullying is never acceptable. It is hurtful and a part of a cycle of aggressive behavior. Everyone is affected – victims, perpetrators and bystanders,” said Marianne Clark-Hattingh, UNICEF Representative in Malaysia. “We are encouraged by Nickelodeon’s ongoing efforts, and hope these videos will enable children to identify bullying and not turn a blind eye. When children feel empowered, they can take the appropriate action, be it telling an adult or people in authority over them.”

2017 DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE

This year, Malaysia is on board again alongside Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) worldwide with Penang edition. Riders Garage and Rotten Motocycles will jointly organize the DGR Penang edition with full support from Art of Speed Malaysia. The convoy will take dapper riders on a tour around UNESCO Heritage City of Georgetown from morning to afternoon. The ride is planned to push-off from one historical place (TBC) and make stops at Heritage buildings for photos and to create awareness.Wan Zamani Ahmad, 37 years old, the founder of Rotten Motocycles, a local Penangite that runs a motorcycle restoration and custom workshop will rally the call to action for all motorcycle communities based in northern regions including; Perak, Kedah, Perlis and Penang to suit up and join a worldwide cause to bring awareness on prostate cancer & men’s mental health.Meanwhile, Jeremy Leong, 29 years old from Riders Garage lends their support with management expertise to ensure this non profit event runs smooth. Both parties will be playing volunteer roles as their way to give back to the community.MALAYSIA – JOHOR BAHRUMalaysia is adding another landmark city as part of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride charity drive which is Johor Bahru. The movement in JB will be spearheaded by Muhammed Khairul Neezal Razali, 34 years old from Leftee Works, a local brass metal craftman. Neezal will also rally all the riders from Johor and including Singaporeans to join this dapper ride in the southern most state of Malaysia. Team Art Of Speed will be taking part in the ride in Johor Bahru.With the three gentlemen hosting the Penang & JB edition, Art of Speed Malaysia is on board to assist with their event expertise & marketing strategies to maximize awareness about DGR, prostate cancer & men’s mental health.We welcome sponsorship enquiries & questions regarding this event. Please channel your enquiry to: artofspeedmy@gmail.com or call, Asep Ahmad Iskandar +6 012 563 9796.Global: The spectacle that is the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is coming to a city near you, with 70,000 dapper men and women riding classic and vintage styled motorcycles for charity on Sunday September 24th.Streets across the world will be humming with the tune of classic and vintage style motorcycles passing through over 600 cities in a spectacular parade to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and mental health programs on behalf of official charity partner, the Movember Foundation. Distinguished details include: Founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa, Sydney Australia.Raised over $8M USD for charity since 20132017 target of $5M USD for prostate cancer and mental health programs on behalf of The Movember Foundation70,000 registered riders to raise funds and participate within 600 cities across 95 countries during 2017Global celebrity ambassadors Major rewards for fundraisers and donors including motorcycles and luxury watches from major partners Triumph Motorcycles and Zenith Watches

tvN MOVIES LAUNCHES ON ASTRO AND PRESENTS THE BATTLESHIP ISLAND STAR TOUR IN MALAYSIA : aforadio.com

Korea's leading media & entertainment conglomerate, CJ E&M, is proud to announce the landing of tvN Movies - World's FIRST and ONLY Korean Blockbuster movie channel - in Malaysia on Astro, a Malaysian and ASEAN digital-first media and lifestyle company in the Digital TV, Radio and eCommerce space. From 1 August, tvN Movies will be available on demand on Astro GO and Astro TV Channel 435 offering first run and exclusive Korean titles.tvN Movies continues to introduce Korean movies to Southeast Asian audiences by presenting multiple top grossing Korean films. In support of the Korean movie industry and its launch on Astro, tvN Movies will work with movie distributors Clover Films and GSC Movies Sdn Bhd to proudly present The Battleship Island Star Tour in Malaysia. During the star tour, actor Hwang Jung-ming, heartthrobs So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki and high-octane director, Ryoo Seung-wan will be coming to Malaysia to meet with the public and media.The highly anticipated appearance of The Battleship Island stars and director will kick off at Pavilion KL's Main Entrance at 7pm on 9 August, followed by its Gala Premiere at GSC Pavilion KL thereafter.For more info, please visit en.cjenm.com 

Comedy At The Oasis” which happens every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

Opening this September, the latest Open Mic Comedy Night is for all to enjoy. It will be a family night out for parents and kids, dating couples or just catching up with friends. You can enjoy the best of the local comedians, watch the new comedians joking on stage or simply taking part in his open mic. Hey, you may catch some big-name comedians and celebrities just dropping by too!!!Come early too to enjoy the great coffee and food served at Will You Cafe@Oasis. Set in self-made pine wood furniture and fittings, WYC@Oasis is the home to arts, entertainment and comedy in the avant-garde locale of Ara Damansara. Hey, not just great location but we have great parking too at RM1 for the whole night.They say, “Don’t drink and drive.” We agree, let GRAB and UBER take you safely home. The comedy open mic should be a night for all to enjoy a good night of laughter and fun. HEADLINER OF THE WEEK - Phoon Chi HoAge Limit- 16 years and above!Will You Cafe, Oasis Village, Ara DamnsaraTime : 8.00PM-10.30PMPrice : RM15 Per EntryDate : Happens Every 2nd & 4th Friday of the month 

TM BOOSTS ITS CONTENT PROPOSITION WITH NETFLIX

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s Convergence Champion and No. 1 Converged Communications Services Provider will be offering its customers easy access to Netflix, come October 2017. Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network which offers a wide variety of critically-acclaimed Netflix original TV shows, movies, documentaries and more.TM customers who subscribe to the service will become Netflix members and they will be able to enjoy unlimited viewing of content including award-winning series such as House of Cards, The Crown and Stranger Things. In addition to a huge library of licensed shows and hundreds of original TV series, films, documentaries and more on Netflix, there is always something new to discover on the service.Commenting on the collaboration, Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media, TM, said, “Our latest collaboration with Netflix is testament to our commitment towards becoming Malaysia’s content aggregator champion where Malaysians will have easier access to Netflix’s award winning content at their convenience. Furthermore, with high speed internet access powered by UniFi coupled with unlimited data mobility with TM’s mobility service provider, webe, our customers can fulfill the crave for their favourite movies or shows from Netflix on multiple devices at their own convenience – at home, on the move, anywhere and anytime.  This is in line with TM’s convergence aspiration and our vision of “Making Life and Business Easier, for a Better Malaysia.”According to Tony Zameczkowski, Vice President, Business Development, Netflix Asia, “Netflix has something for everyone, from globally popular Netflix original series to anime, kids content to Bollywood drama.  Through this collaboration with TM, we can now reach out to even more Malaysians who want to watch their favourite shows on Netflix anytime, anywhere, on a big screen, on their mobile device or on any internet-connected device of their choice.”

NBL ASIA RENEWS LARGEST CLUB BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IN THE COUNTRY : aforadio.com

It’s an exciting season for sports fans and particularly, basketball fans, as promoter, NBL Asia announced the Seri Mutiara Champions Cup 2017. One of Asia’s elite basketball club tournaments will feature eight (8) teams from seven (7) countries, vying for the coveted Cup.The tournament’s third instalment is set to entertain fans from 12-17 Septemberat the newly refurbished MABA Stadium in Kuala Lumpur. The competition gets stiff this year, as reigning champions, Guangzhou Securities (China) and runner’s up, Malaysia’s very own NS Matrix, will be joined by Tochigi Brex (Japan) and Kano Pillars (Nigeria), both champions in their respective leagues. The other international teams competing are LG Sakers (Korea), Beijing Fly Dragons (China), KK Split (Croatia), and Fubon Braves (Chinese Taipei). “Seri Mutiara Champions Cup was created to fuel basketball communities in the region, and we’re growing in scope and significance. There’s much to cheer for Malaysia as our local team, came in 2nd place last year. The reigning champions, Guangzhou Securities are defending their title, and two more league champions will be fighting for the ultimate title. By showcasing the very best action to fans of the great game as well as provide a platform for the best teams in Asia to compete, we hope we’re able to push Malaysian basketball to the next level,” said Tan Kee Hian, Chief Executive Officer of NBL Asia.  Among the host of top basketball luminaries making the trip to compete in Seri Mutiara Champions Cup 2017, point guard Yuta Tabuse from Tochigi Brex is one to look out for. He is the first Japanese player to ever play in the NBA, and is widely considered as the Michael Jordan of Japanese basketball. Other notable players include Yuta’s teammate, Takatoshi Furukawa, who was this year’s MVP in Japan’s Basketball League; Kim Jong-Kyu of LG Sakers (Korea), who is a starting centre for the Korean National Basketball Team; and Abubakar Usman of Kano Pillars (Nigeria), one of the best basketball players in Africa.The excitement continues beyond the main games at the court, as NBL Asia are also hosting a variety of activities for fans who make the trip down to MABA Stadium. Fans stand a chance to win RM5,000 worth of cash and prizes in its Guess the # of Balls Competition. The Sure Shot Competition puts fans on the court to attempt a 3-pointer and half-court shot for a chance to win a trip for two to Beijing. There’s fun and games for the whole family too, as the Games Carnival at the Mezzanine of MABA Stadium will host a variety of carnival games to entertain in between games. The most creative dunks will be showcased at the Slam Dunk Challenge, where the top players in the competition will compete for added bonuses. More than that, the players will also compete for the title of Seri Mutiara Champions Cup’s Straight Shooter in the Li Ning3-Point Shootout.Set against the backdrop of Seri Mutiara Champions Cup 2017, NBL Asia is also hosting a Star Coach Camp led by highly-regarded basketball executive, Tony Ronzone. Coaches will be flying in from across the ASEAN region to receive instruction from Ronzone, who is renowned in the NBA for his flair in scouting international players.  “Seri Mutiara Champions Cup and the Star Coach Camp is designed to further Malaysians through sports, and the vehicle is basketball. Our mission at Seri Mutiara is to inspire Malaysians to lead active and positive lifestyles, and I’m excited that the wealth of sporting activities in the country these past few months goes a long way to help us reach that goal. I wish all the participating teams good luck,” said Datuk Yee Tuck Sing, Group Chief Executive Officer at Seri Mutiara Development.To find out more about Seri Mutiara Champions Cup 2017, visit fb.com/nblasia