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 

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP HOLDS ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS KICK-OFF PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE VENETIAN MACAO : aforadio.com

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held a blockbuster kick-off press conference for ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS at the Sicily Room at The Venetian Macao in Macao, China.In attendance was Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong as well as reigning and defending ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil, and his opponent, world title challenger Andrew Leone of the United States.In addition, co-main event combatants Kairat Akhmetov and Adriano Moraes also graced the podium, as well as women’s atomweight prospects Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige and Jomary Torres.Womens atomweight competitors Rika Ishage (L) and Jomary Torres (R)“It is my honor and my pleasure to see some of the greatest martial artists on the planet compete in ONE Championship. The thing that makes ONE Championship different from any other organization in the world, is that we want to build and unleash martial arts superheroes to ignite the world with inspiration, hope, dreams, strength and courage. Our heroes are role models not only in the cage, but also outside of the cage.” - Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE ChampionshipONE Championship is set to electrify the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao on Saturday, 5 August, with another blockbuster evening of authentic martial arts action. In the main event of ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS, the longest-reigning champion in ONE Championship history, ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes will take on top contender Andrew Leone. In addition, the co-main event will crown the undisputed king of the division when ONE Flyweight World Champion Kairat Akhmetov takes on ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes.“I’m excited for the fight. I’m going to bring my best to this fight. I’m going to bring my best jiu-jitsu. I’m a disciplined fighter, I work hard and I do my best in training. My opponent says he can defeat me, well let’s see.” - Bibiano Fernandes, ONE Bantamweight World Champion“I just want to thank ONE Championship. It’s amazing what the organization is doing in Asia. They’re really building heroes. Bibiano [Fernandes] has been a champion for a long time. I respect him. It’s going to be a tough night but I’m looking forward to it. I’m going out on Saturday to try to win a world championship.” - Andrew Leone, ONE world title challenger“I want to thank everyone who helped me prepare for this fight -- all my teammates, my gym. I’ve been away for a long time. Now that I’m back, I have become a better fighter. I’m ready to showcase my new skills. I believe it’s going to be a good and exciting fight with Adriano [Moraes].” - Kairat Akhmetov, ONE Flyweight World Champion“I’m so glad to be here. This is my second time to be in Macao. The last time I was here in Macao, it was a wonderful night for me when I brought this belt back to Brazil. I don’t know if you have seen my last fight with [Kairat] Akhmetov, but I think I won that fight. This time I will show the world that I am the true champion. ” - Adriano Moraes, ONE Interim Flyweight World ChampionFor more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow them on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like them on Facebook at fb.com/ONEChampionship.

Official Launch of HISTORY Con Malaysia 2017

History Con Regional Branded Experience Launches for the first time in Malaysia.Stellar line up of international HISTORY & LIFETIME celebrities ignite the star-studded extravaganza showcasing an array of astonishing exhibits and exclusive experiences.History Con 2017, the mega entertaiment convention, launches for the first time in Malaysia with an impressive showcase at the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park Serdang (MAEPS) in Selangor from 4th to 6th August. Astounding exhibits and experiences range from historic and classic displays to experiences showcasing traditional as well as contemporary and popular cultures including exclusive workshops by Malaysia's favourite stars. An exclusive LIFETIME Original Movies, a unique light graffiti photo booth and more.Presentation of Token of Appreciation to YB Dato' P. Kamalanathan a/l P. PanchanathanPopular HISTORY celebrities "Horny" Mike Henry (Counting Cars), Jaime Dempsey (Ride N Seek), Justin Mott (Photo Face-off), and iconic Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander (Celebrity Car Wars) ignite the star-studded extravaganza including headline LIFETIME celebrity, Matt Preston (MasterChef Australia judge) and local favourite, Jasbir Kaur (MasterChef Asia finalist) joiningthe stellar line up. Other special guests include Malaysia's very own award-wining musical and internet sensations, Aizat Amdan and Elizabeth Tan will also make special apperances during the mega entertainment convention.Everyone's favourite MasterChef Australia judge, Matt Preston will be putting on his chef's hat to conduct cooking demonstrations of his signature dishes and share inspirations on what it takes to become a great home chef. In addition, Malaysia's beloved MasterChef Asia finalist, Jasbir Kaur will unveil her tips and tricks on making the perfect roti and more hands-on cooking tutorials. Check out the food trucks and savour the variety of international and local delectable flavours by some of Malaysia's culinary entrepreneurs.Jasbir Kaur (MasterChef Asia finalist) & Matt Preston (MasterChef Australia judge)Other special highlights include the impressive automotive display of cars and motobikes. See your favourite international celebrities in action at the legendary motorcade rally with Jaime Dempsey and hand-on 'live' car airbrushing showcase by "Horny" Mike Henry. Check out Malaysian rally car legend, Karamjit Singh in the adrenalin rush rally car stunt show who will also invite an audience member on the challenge to ride as his passenger in the breakthrough performance."Horny" Mike Henry (Counting Cars)Explore the 'lenscape' of photography with award-wining resident professional photographer, Justin Mott. He will be conducting a few exclusive photography masterclass sessions where participants will learn photography tips, including a hand-on photo walk to apply their learning in an out-of-classroom experience. Participants are encouraged to bring along their DSLR cameras for the session.Justin Mott (Photo Face-off)Edward Sabin, Executive Managing Director, International A+E NetworksYB Dato' P. Kamalanathan a/l P. Panchanathan, Deputy Minister of EducationAizat Amdan, Malaysian CelebrityFor more info visit historyasia.com/historycon for ticketing details and more information.

TAKE YOUR SCREEN TIME MOMENTS TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH THE M&M’s® SCREEN BITE AWARDS 2017 : aforadio.com

M&M’s® is calling all fans to show off their love for M&M’s® and their favourite screen time activity, with the first ever M&M’s® Screen Bite Awards 2017. The regional competition is being launched simultaneously in three countries - Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand - and will see M&M’s® fans vying for a chance to win a trip for two to Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan.From 1 - 22 August, M&M’s® fans and Malaysian consumers will be asked to share their fun "screen" moments by submitting either a photo or a short 20-second video based on three categories - #BestWOW (action), #BestLOL (comedy), or #BestXOXO (romance) - featuring their favourite M&M’s®. Six nominees from each country will be shortlisted to move on to the voting phase, where they will need to achieve the highest votes to become the Grand Prize winner. "M&M’s® recognizes the role screen time activities play in the lives of Malaysians; whether its watching a movie in the cinema, TV at home or vides on YouTube, posting on social media or playing mobile and console games. So, we decided to organize the M&M’s® Screen Bite Awards to help our fans share their special screen time moments with friends and family. We believe this campaign is a great platform for us to not only connect with fans of M&M’s®, but also bring them together in the spirit of fun and entertainment with their perfect screen time companion, M&M’s®, " commented Yee Pek Kuan, Category Director of MARS Chocolate SEA.In conjunction with the launch of the M&M’s® Screen Bite Awards, friends of M&M’s® Malaysia were treated to an exclusive screening of Baby Driver, one of the most anticipated movies to hit the silver screen this summer, at MBO Cinemas in Starling Mall. As the perfect screen-time companion, the cinematic experience was further enhanced with a special assortment of M&M’s® goodies to enjoy during the show. Friends of M&M’s® who were present included YouTube sensation Lugmannulhakim Kamaruddin (Luqman Podolski) and actor, Shaheizy Sam of 'Polis Evo' fame.The M&M’s® Screen Bite Awards Contest Mechanics1) From 1 - 22 August 2017, log on to www.screenbiteawards.com 2) Register and choose a category to upload your photo or 20-second video:#BestWOW: Show us your most action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled moment with your favourite M&M’s®#BestLOL: Show us your funniest, most hilarious way of enjoying your favourite M&M’s®#BestXOXO: Love is in the air! Show us your most romantic or cutest way of sharing your M&M’s® with someone you love3) Upload your best screen time moments and stand a chance to be in the running for the Grand PrizeTwo finalists for each category will be selected to represent their country for the voting phase from 7 - 21 Sept 2017, during which consumers will get to vote for their favourite screen time moments. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on 29 Sept 2017.For more info about the M&M’s® Screen Bite Awards, visit www.screenbiteawards.com or fb.com/mmsMalaysia 

ONE Championship adds 18-year old Malaysia Muay Thai prodigy : aforadio.com

Hayatun Najihin is the latest female to join the Malaysian contingent in ONE Championship, after superstar Ann Osman of Kuala Lumpur.“It’s an honour for me to join Asia’s biggest martial arts platform, and I plan to give honour to those that have come before me,” said Hayatun.“I know this is a big opportunity in my career, and I can’t wait to show the Malaysian fans that they have a new warrior they can root for.”Only 18 years of age, she is young and ready for a great showing as a professional. After an amazing 2016, her best year as a Muay Thai fighter, Hayatun transitions into mixed martial arts for the region's top promotion.“I am extremely glad for the opportunity that was given to me,” Hayatun added.“After a successful amateur career, I am now looking forward to a long and fruitful professional career. It’s going to be difficult, but with hard work and dedication, I know I can achieve great things.”Hayatun is a former wushu practitioner and a former MIMMA Season 4 women's champion. She's also a IMMAF Asia Open bronze medalist, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt and a former SEA Open gold and silver medalist.ONE Championship has a roster filled with great talent, not the least of which are the female warriors that showcase their skills inside the cage. Arguably the biggest star in the promotion is Angela Lee of Singapore, the company's atomweight titleholder and arguably one of the most well-known MMA figthers in the world. “I’m going to take things slow, cultivate my skills and work on my game the right way. In the end, it’s all about doing my country proud,” said Hayatun. “I’m willing to take on all challengers, but the biggest challenge I have ahead is myself and my own self-improvement. Nothing happens without my dedication to my craft, and I plan to get better until one day I am at the top.”For more details, visit www.onefc.com 

Guinness Art of Pour Malaysia Winners : aforadio.com

Heineken Malaysia Berhad revealed the winners of Guinness Perfect Pour contest, at a prize-giving session in The Tavern, Sungei Way brewery. The winners representing four regions in Malaysia - Central, North, South and East Malaysia - faced stiff competition from more than 1,000 entries across the country in search of the perfectly-poured pint of Guinness.11 participants were shortlisted from more than 1,000 entries, and converged at the Sungei Way Brewery to discover who among them poured the best pint in their regions. The prize for this competition was an all-expenses-paid trip to the home of Guinness - Dublin, Ireland.How to pour the perfect pint of Guinness:1. Take a cool, dry, Guinness-branded pint glass2. Hold the glass firmly at 45° degress under the tap3. Pull the handle fully forward towards you. Slowly straighten the glass as it fills. Stop when the glass is ¾ full.4. Leave the surge to settle, allowing the creamy head to form. The head should be between 10 and 15mm high.5. Top up the glass by pushing the tap handle away from you. Stop when the head us proud of the rim.6. Enjoy your perfect pint of Guinness!"Our commitment to excellent quality brews at Heineken Malaysia doesn't stop when our beer leaves the brewery," said Andrew Woon, Sales Director at Heineken Malaysia Berhad."We want to make sure that every drinker gets the perfect pint in their hand, every time. That's why initiatives like the Guinness Perfect Pour training programme, along with others under the Heineken Star Academy, are so important. The perfect serve takes in many aspects - the flavour, the aroma, the presentation - and showcases the beer as the work of art it is.The quality we have seen in the Guinness Perfect Pour contest has been very impressive, and choosing the very best from across the country has not been an easy task. The winners, along with the rest of the participants, have shown that our drinkers can expect their favourite brews to be served at a world-class standard across the country."For more information, please visit www.heinekenmalaysia.com 

Slide The City Returns to Kuala Lumpur : aforadio.com

Slide The City is returning to Kuala Lumpur and it is gonna be here for a month long! Get you hats, sunscreen lotions and swimsuits ready for the massive three-lane slides under the sun! With a wide selection of food trucks as well as activities for all ages, we assure you that it's gonna be good fun!Date: 30th Sept - 29th Oct 2017Day & Time: Fri (5pm - 12am) / Sat (9am-12am) / Sun (9am - 12am)Venue: Setia City Convention Centre, Shah AlamTickets are on sale for RM29 for unlimited slides or if you want to feel like a VIP, get your tickets at RM86.Slide the City is a worldwide phenomenon and has invaded major cities including United States, Canada, Columbia, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau, China, Taiwan and many more.For more details and updates, visit www.slidethecity.asia or www.facebook.com/slidethecitymalaysia

Good Vibes Festival returns to The Ranch with a bigger lineup including Phoenix, G-Eazy, Kodaline, The Kooks and more! : aforadio.com

#GoodVibesFest returns to The Ranch at Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands on 12 & 13 August 2017 with an amazing lineup!Phoenix ("1901", "Lisztomania"), French foursome that honed its crossover power-pop to a fine point;G-Eazy ("Me, Myself & I", "Tumblr Girls"), the American producer-rapper with radio-friendly bangers;Kodaline ("All I Want", "High Hopes"), Irish chart-toppers;The Kooks ("Naive", "She Moves In Her Own Way"), Britpop giants;Dua Lipa ("Blow Your Mind (Mwah)", "Scared To Be Lonely"), English dark-synthpop singer-songwriter in possession of a sultry voice and stage presence;Shura ("Indecision", "Touch"), Londoner lo-fi pop star who dazzles with gauzy, somnolent slow-burn growers.LA-based three-piece LANY ("ILYSB", "pink skies") will soundtrack your perpetual summer at #GoodVibesFest with their sun-kissed alt-pop tunes, trademarked by dreamy instrumentals and distinct vocals. American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer on the rise gnash ("Lights Down Low"), responsible for the runaway hit "i hate u, i love u" is also joining the festival's lineup.GRYFFIN ("Heading Home", "Whole Heart"), American multi-instrumentalist maestro brings his glittering, spirited house music productions to us.Lido ("Murder", "Tokyo Narita"), Norwegian-based producer and singer-songwriter will warm the crowd with a cacophony that wholeheartedly embraces samples, sharp electornic stabs and shifting textures.Snakehips ("All My Friends", "Don't Leave"), British electronic duo who collaborated with ZAYN, Chance The Rapper, Tinashe and more.Zhu ("Faded", "Hometown Girl"), the mysterious electronic music producer who enjoyed a meteoric rise for his slick summer sounds, rounds up the list of international artistes.As for the local lineup, alextbh ("stoop so low", "Wayfaring Stranger"), poster boy for electronic producers in the age of the Internet; breakout rapper-producer Airliftz ("Gwalos", "YAGK"); Talitha Tan ("Okay"), singer-songwriter and Youtuber.The dream pairing of Dae Kim, KL-based Korean electronic bedroom producer, and Jin Hackman of Raising The Bar fame;Jangly-rock duo Jaggfuzzbeats ("Damncoldurban", "Hours");Art-punk outfit Killeur Calculateur ("Golden Triangle", "Tayang Sulit")Soul songstress Najwa ("Before", "Seri Mersing")Funk soul band RYÖT JONES ("Disappear", "On My Knees")In addition to the local lineup acts, you can party with DJ Arabyrd; indie and nu-disco veteran Bunga; premier DJ, producer and Zouk Club KL mainstay Goldfish; deep house deejay Hulkas; disco, nu-disco and house act IRAMA; scene veterans Lapsap; HOAX Vision founder Naufal (also of the eponymous duo Naufal & I-Sky); music junkie Nazkimo; purveyors of good vibes and selectors of diverse styles Public School; drum and bass DJ-producer powerhouse Tubby.Jhin, beatmaker and peddler of bangers;NYK, Subang's own R&B singer-songwriter.Check out the set times below:-For more information, visit www.goodvibesfestival.comFollow #GoodVibesFest on: TWITTER: @GoodVibesFestFACEBOOK: fb.com/GoodVibesFestINSTAGRAM: instagram.com/GoodVibesFest#GoodVibesFest #GVF2017