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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Kevin Belingon Domonates Martin Nguyen to Win One Interim Bantamweight World Championship


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The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), electrified the packed Mall of Asia Arena with another evening of authentic world-class martial arts action. The state-of-the-art showground played host to ONE: REIGN OF KINGS, featuring the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent. In the main event, hometown hero Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of Baguio City, Philippines overcame a stiff challenge from two-division ONE World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, winning by unanimous decision to claim the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship.

In the main event of ONE: REIGN OF KINGS, Filipino dynamo Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon derailed Martin Nguyen’s goal to become a three-division world champion by outclassing the ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion with his striking superiority. With his hometown crowd cheering behind him, Belingon effortlessly picked Nguyen apart in the stand-up, jolting the two-division titleholder with stunning left hooks and perfectly-executed spinning back kicks. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Belingon to win by unanimous decision after an intense five-round affair, bringing home the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship.


Kevin Belingon, ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion, stated: “I can’t explain this feeling, I’m the happiest athlete tonight. Thank you to all the people who came out to support me, and of course to ONE Championship, my team, my coaches and trainers, and my teammates. To Martin [Nguyen], it was an honor fighting you. You’re such a great athlete and champion. I trained very hard for this fight, just to get this belt. I’m proud to be a champion representing the Philippines. My friend Bibiano [Fernandes], I respect him as a champion, but we’re in the same weight class and I’m the top contender. So there is no escape in facing me. I hope you recover fast and we can make the fight this year.”


In the co-main event of the evening, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki of Japan smoothly steered to a first-round stoppage victory over Thai martial arts superstar Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai. It quickly became the beginning of the end for Wiratchai just minutes into the first round, as he was effortlessly taken down by Aoki. On the mat, Aoki barely gave Wiratchai room to breathe, raining down a torrent of punishing elbows that compelled the referee to step in and call a halt to the contest. The victory earned Aoki GoDaddy Knockout of the Night honors.


Brazilian legend Renzo Gracie made a triumphant return to mixed martial arts competition after eight long years, having his hand raised in victory at the expense of Japanese martial arts pioneer Yuki Kondo. Following a lengthy feeling-out process between the two grizzled veterans in the first round, Gracie shifted gears in the second frame and immediately drove his foe to the mat. Taking Kondo’s back, Gracie fastened a wrenching rear naked choke with no hesitation, which left his opponent no choice but to tap.


Hometown hero Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of Baguio City, Philippines turned in another complete performance, earning a unanimous decision win over previously unbeaten Aziz Pahrudinov of Russia. Folayang operated behind a relentless stream of leg kicks that left Pahrudinov hampered throughout the three-round contest. Connecting on his combinations with laser-like precision, Folayang dominated the bout as the three judges sitting cageside awarded him the victory.


International grappling superstar Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon of the United States was successful in his second appearance in the ONE Championship cage, defeating Rahul “The Kerala Krusher” Raju of India via submission in round three. After testing his striking abilities for the majority of the first two rounds, Tonon went back to his strengths in the third, taking the action to the canvas where he fastened a deep rear naked choke to seal the deal.


After falling short in his ONE Super Series debut two months ago, two-time Muay Thai World Champion Chris Ngimbi sought the redemption that he desired, edging out Armen Petrosyan via split decision in their three-round catch weight kickboxing showdown. Although Petrosyan kept himself aggressive all throughout the contest, Ngimbi landed the more telling blows from bell to bell, which was enough to persuade two of three cageside judges to score in his favor.


In a ONE Super Series Muay Thai contest, former ONE Warrior Series entrant Panicos Yusuf of Cyprus earned a unanimous decision victory over Han Zi Hao of China after a gruelling three-round affair. Operating behind a sound game plan and well-placed strikes, Yusuf countered Han consistently with a myriad of combinations off the back foot. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Yusuf.


Former ONE World Title challenger Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of the Philippines notched his third-straight victory, authoring a spectacular submission victory over rising Thai superstar Pongsiri Mitsatit in the first round. After an emphatic slam to the canvas, Pacio finished the job with a straining armlock, leaving Mitsatit with no other choice but to tap.


Former Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Stadium World Champion Chamuaktong Fightermuaythai of Thailand showcased his world-class striking skills, defeating challenger Brown Pinas of the Netherlands via unanimous decision. Making his ONE Super Series debut, Chamuaktong dazzled, putting his treacherous Muay Thai clinch game on full display, while connecting on a plethora of elbows and knees from close quarters. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Chamuaktong after three rounds.


Filipino martial arts veteran Rene Catalan emerged as an early crowd favorite, bringing the Mall of Asia Arena crowd to their feet with a rousing performance. Over the course of three rounds, Catalan exhibited dynamic striking, feints, sweeping low leg kicks, and a powerful left hook that had highly-regarded opponent Stefer Rahardian of Indonesia in trouble on multiple occasions. In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Catalan to win by unanimous decision.


Kicking off ONE: REIGN OF KINGS was Chinese featherweight sensation “The Stalker” Xie Bin. After a brief grappling exchange on the mat, Xie made quick work of Cambodia’s Sor Sey, finishing with a deep guillotine choke that put his opponent to sleep early in the first round.


Official results for ONE: REIGN OF KINGS
ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship bout: Kevin Belingon defeats Martin Nguyen by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 5 rounds
Lightweight bout: Shinya Aoki defeats Shannon Wiratchai by TKO (Strikes) at 2:16 minutes of round 1
Welterweight bout: Renzo Gracie defeats Yuki Kondo by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:40 minutes of round 2
Lightweight bout: Eduard Folayang defeats Aziz Pahrudinov by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Lightweight bout: Garry Tonon defeats Rahul Raju by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:27 minutes of round 3
ONE Super Series (Muay Thai) Catch Weight (72.5kg) bout: Chris Ngimbi defeats Armen Petrosyan by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
ONE Super Series (Muay Thai) Bantamweight bout: Panicos Yusuf defeats Han Zi Hao by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Strawweight bout: Joshua Pacio defeats Pongsiri Mitstatit by Submission (Armlock) at 3:37 minutes of round 1
ONE Super Series (Muay Thai) Catch Weight (68.0kg) bout: Chamuaktong Fightermuaythai defeats Brown Pinas by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Strawweight bout: Rene Catalan defeats Stefer Rahardian by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Featherweight bout: Xie Bin defeats Sor Sey by Submission (Guillotine) at 1:55 minutes of round 1


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Benilde Film Tops IUF, Next Competes at Gawad Alternatibo


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A short film about a 25-year-old lesbian, who is having a hard time coming to terms with her traditional Filipino father, won Best Feature and five other awards in the Indie Un-Film Festival 2018 last July 21 at the Br. Andrew Gonzales Hall, De La Salle University.






Sa Pag-agos ng Panahon, a capstone project of Annika Yañez and Janna Lejano under the Digital Filmmaking program of the DLS-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts, also won Best Direction for Yañez, Best Cinematography and Best Editing for Lejano, Best Actor for Chase Salazar and Best Soundtrack for song composer M Laciste, song arranger Nick Lazaro and sound mixer and designer Veronica Valdez. 

Yañez, who graced the awards night with Lejano, thanked the organizers “for giving young filmmakers the opportunity to share our art to a bigger crowd, and for inspiring all of us to keep creating films – no matter how bizarre, vulnerable, charged they may be.” 



Meanwhile, Sa Gabing Tanging Liwanag ay Paniniwala, an entry from Far Eastern University, bagged Best Pamana Film, Best Cinematography for Rommel Ruiz, Best Production Design for Ron Alos and Best Sound Design for James Manalili. The inaugural Pamana category aims to bring forth stories of Filipino heritage and culture. 





Directed by Francis Guillermo, the film revolves around the continuous disappearances of townsfolk, prompting the local chieftain to find out who is behind it and where they are being brought. Upon conducting a search, he and his son came across a mysterious answer.




Another FEU short film, Dama directed by Trish Ruedas Antonio, bagged Best Production Design for Reopaolo Nuñez and Best Actor for Rolando Inocencio in the Feature category. Inocencio plays a father who adopts a stray child to cope with his son’s death in a crisis-ridden world.
The three films will next vie for awards in the 30th Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, also known as Gawad Alternatibo, from August 4 to 6 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Manuel Conde or CCP Dream Theater.
Also in the Feature category, James Allen Fajardo's Ang Lalaking May Regla sa Gitna ng Dagat won Special Jury Prize and Best Screenplay. In the film, a fishing community faces an impending demolition when the landowner plans to turn the place into a beach resort. One of the fisherfolks is a teenage boy who had a menstruation in the middle of fishing. Fellow UP Diliman films Bago and Kasama Ng Paglisan ang Pag-alala at Paglimot won Best Sound Design for Alejo Barbaza and Best Actor for Ruby Ruiz, respectively.

Al Basir from the Lyceum of the Philippines University won for Best Direction for Raymond Cultura and Best Editing for Ralph Quijano in the Pamana category.

Mapua University's entry Dory, which is about a 101-year-old transwoman who walks around the streets of Tondo, topped the Documentary category and bagged Best Direction for Beverly Ramos, Best Editing for Kristian Palma, and IUF People's Choice award.
Si Baste, a documentary on the 127-year old all-steel Basilica of San Sebastian, brought home Best Sound Design for Xamantha Asdisen from Colegio de San Juan de Letran. Deane Marie Yase of UP Cebu won Best Cinematography in the same category for Unscathed, which tells the story of resilience of the victims of the recent Pasil Fire.

Vince Entuna from UP Diliman won Best Experimental Film, Best Direction, Best Production Design and Best Sound Design for Ang Lisyang Edukasyon ng Pilipinas while John Peter Chua of Ateneo de Manila University won Best Cinematography and Best Editing for Liyag.
In the Music Video category, Ghost won Best Direction for Aaliyah Ybañez, Best Editing for Miggy Arnonobal, and Best Production Design for the UPD entry while Riel Louise Castalone of DLS Lipa took home Best Cinematography for A Place Somewhere.
Organized by the DLSU Green Media Group, the 15th annual intercollegiate digital film festival celebrates film by showcasing the competition’s finalists and a plenary talk involving the country’s renowned filmmakers. The IUF talks, held last July 14 at Warehouse Eight in Chino Roces Avenue, had award-winning scriptwriter Clodualdo "Doy" del Mundo Jr. and filmmakers Antoinette JadaonePepe DioknoIce Idanan and Kaj Palanca as speakers. 

The award-winning entries will again be screened on August 3, Friday, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Waldo Perfecto Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Br. Connon Hall, DLSU. For tickets, visit the DLSU GMG booth at 5F Artist Commons of the same hall. Interested parties may also visit www.indieunfilmfestival.com or contact Jenni at 0915-1291021. 

BDO Bares Ways to Thwart Phishing


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BDO Unibank said there are scams now circulating through email which attempt to lure bank clients into giving out their internet banking ID, password, bank account number, credit card account number, and other confidential information.

Known as "phishing", these email scams are designed to obtain sensitive banking information and other personal data from unsuspecting clients, with the objective of committing fraud or theft.

The email messages usually contain links that, when clicked, may lead clients to what appears to be their bank’s Internet banking login page/website. Some links may generate a pop-up window requesting clients to enter confidential personal and financial information.



BDO is taking extra measures to thwart if not minimize the impact of the said fraudulent activity such as monitoring the Internet for the phony messages and sites, and implementing additional authentication procedures.

Tomas Victor Mendoza, senior vice president of BDO transaction banking group, said the bank has already taken actions but would like to remind the clients to exercise caution in providing personal and financial information on suspicious sites and to check for signs of fraud.

"We urge our clients and the public to be vigilant when banking online to prevent their critical information or their funds from being compromised,” Mendoza said.

He added, "To protect the clients against these email scams, we advise them to be alert to any type of communication that solicits information about their account."

Following these reminders would be useful:
•        BDO will never contact clients by phone or emails to ask for confidential and sensitive information such as Internet banking Username, Password or One-Time Password.

•        Likewise, the Bank will never ask clients to change their password through an email request. The change of Internet banking passwords should be done only after they have successfully logged on to the secure BDO online banking sites. Please do not respond to emails requesting for the above information.

•        Watch out for URL redirects where the objective is to divert clients to a different website with identical design.

•        Do not click on any link provided by such emails. Make sure to personally type the website address (or URL) in the address bar of the browser to get the desired website.

•        If clients suspect that an email they have received is an attempt to phishing, please report immediately by forwarding the said email toReportPhishing@bdo.com.ph and if clients think they may have responded to a suspicious e-mail, change their password as soon as possible by logging in to BDO Personal Online Banking.
Mendoza underscored that the clients' best defense against fraud is to keep their personal and financial information confidential at all times.

Kygo to Perform in Manila


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The hottest electronic dance musician in the world will finally play on the Manila stage on October 25 as part of his Kids In Love World Tour. His latest song Born to Be Yours with Imagine Dragons has been a consistent No.1 on iTunes for over five consecutive weeks.

Kygo is a world-renowned Norwegian producer, songwriter, DJ and music marvel who has turned himself into an international sensation in a span of three short years. He was crowned Spotify’s Breakout Artist of 2015, as songs including “Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)” and “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James),” which was certified gold or platinum in sixteen countries, helped him become the fastest artist in history to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify. Kygo’s first album, Cloud Nine, debuted at #1 on iTunes Dance Albums Chart and at #1 on Nielsen Soundscan’s Electronic Albums chart. 



The album received tons of positive attention from critics, one of which was Rolling Stone who called it “unfailingly gorgeous.” Kygo made his U.S. television debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden where he performed an acoustic version of “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James).” He has since booked several high-profile gigs such as Good Morning America, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

Additionally, Kygo landed on the cover of Billboard Magazine last year surrounding his colossal success. His Selena Gomez collaboration “It Ain’t Me” remains his most successful single to date, reaching Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has amassed over 736 million Spotify streams as of writing with USA Today declaring the song one of 2017’s most potent contenders for the official song of summer, explaining that the tropical house-flavored beats “scream summer.” 

His single, “First Time” with Ellie Goulding charted at #1 on iTunes in 14 countries and debuted at #9 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, and the music video has garnered over 55 million views. 

On September 22nd, Kygo released his Stargazing EP which included new tracks ‘Stargazing,’ ‘This Town,’ and a collaboration with U2, ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’ rounded out with ‘It Ain’t Me’ and ‘First Time.’ 

His latest album, “Kids in Love,” debuted at #1 on BIllboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. All eight tracks from his sophomore album hit Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, bringing Kygo’s total number of charted titles to 25.

Kygo’s Kids In Love Tour Manila is produced by Ovation Productions, the same promoters of Swedish House Mafia and the annual Road To Ultra Festival that has featured the best EDM artists in the world such as Skrillex, Zedd, Hardwell, Alesso, Fedde Legrand, Tiesto, among others.

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Link to the Official Concert TVC FOR SHARING:https://www.facebook.com/ovationproductions/videos/1938345239519078/

Philippines Renews Regional Commitment to Sustainable Coastal Development


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The Philippines remains fully committed to sustainable coastal development as it continues to support regional effort towards the sustainable use of coastal and marine ecosystems, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

The DENR said the country is a committed partner of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA), an intergovernmental organization working to foster and sustain healthy and resilient oceans, coasts, communities and economies across the region.

DENR Undersecretary for Climate Change and Mining Concerns Analiza Rebuelta Teh, who is the PEMSEA national focal point, said the country’s affiliation with the regional organization has led to the successful adaption and implementation of the Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) program under Executive Order (EO) 533.



ICM helped government agencies, companies and other organizations to achieve social and economic development targets by addressing the governance of human activities affecting the sustainable use of coastal and marine ecosystems through a set of easily understood processes and supporting tools.

One of the most successful ICM projects in the Philippines was habitat protection, restoration and management in Batangas province. Through a province-wide ICM program, 14 coastal municipalities and various stakeholders established a network of marine protected areas to manage and protect fisheries resources, coral reefs, sea grass beds and mangrove forests.

“From these collaborative efforts, Batangas residents have benefited from increased fish catch and abundance, and the return of important fish species,” Teh said, citing a PEMSEA statement.

The PEMSEA had earlier reported that a catch monitoring study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Philippines confirmed the presence of larger and economically important fish species like skip jacks.

Other ICM project sites include the provinces of Bataan, Mindoro, Camarines Sur, Guimaras and Misamis Oriental. These projects highlight the country’s actions and initiatives that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Sustainable Development Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia, and the blue economy development in the region.

As part of their continuing strong partnership, Teh said that the DENR and PEMSEA are co-hosting this year’s East Asia Seas Congress on November 27-30 in Iloilo City.

The event will bring together environment ministers among PEMSEA partner nations to further strengthen regional cooperation in promoting sustainable coastal development.

“The Philippines fully recognizes the magnitude and importance of the Ministerial Forum as a milestone event that engages policy dialogue and facilitates greater regional commitment and cooperation among PEMSEA country and non-country partners,” Teh stressed.

Issued in June 2006, EO 533 adopted the ICM as a national strategy to ensure the sustainable development of the country’s coastal and marine environment and resources, and establish supporting mechanisms for its implementation.

The law recognizes ICM as “an effective approach to sustainable coastal and marine development with demonstrated benefits in enhancing economic growth, ecosystem protection, promotion of social equity, and the quality of life of the people.”


Ocean Leadership Roundtable Dialogue

East Asian Seas Futures Outlook: Healthy Oceans, People and Economies across the East Asian Seas

The 25th anniversary of Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) offers an opportunity to reflect on how much we have collectively achieved over the past two-and-a-half decades in securing healthy and resilient coasts and oceans. We celebrate our successes while learning from our missteps. Beyond this reflection and celebration, we must also prepare for the future.

As a collective partnership, we need to ask ourselves: What is PEMSEA’s future strategic direction? Where do we want PEMSEA to be in the next 25 years? What are the global/ regional trends that PEMSEA should be able to respond to? Should PEMSEA continue to focus on scaling up and replicating the Integrated Coastal Management approach? What types of future institutional and partnership arrangements should PEMSEA enter into?

To prepare for such discussions, a dynamic session will be conducted during the 10th East Asian Seas Partnership Council Meeting, featuring a panel of influential thought leaders in their respective fields (economics/finance, coastal and ocean governance, and science). Speakers will provide their views on the prospects and outlook for the coasts and oceans of the East Asian region beyond 2020.The session intends to set the scene and help shape ensuing discussions to develop ambitious and transformative actions to secure our shared vision of healthy and resilient oceans, coasts, communities and economies in the region.

Kärcher Partners with Mission: Impossible – Fallout; Holds Special Block Screening in PH


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In celebration of the cinema release of “Mission: Impossible - Fallout”, a Paramount Pictures Corporation and Skydance Media film, Kärcher has launched a promotional partnership with this sixth installment action spy movie, showing how impossible cleaning is possible through its products while also paying homage to the iconic film franchise and some of the greatest stunts featured within.

“Mission: Impossible is a top-class film franchise that we are thrilled to partner with to show that many cleaning tasks that seem impossible, become a piece of cake with our appliances and we make reference to this as well in our commercials with a twinkle in our eye”, explains Bernd Rützler, Executive Vice President Corporate Marketing & Brand Management at the Alfred Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG. 

In the Philippines, Kärcher welcomes the global “Making Impossible Cleaning Possible” campaign through a special block screening of Mission: Impossible - Fallout on July 25 at Greenbelt 3, Makati City and July 26 at Director’s Club, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Kärcher also held an on-air radio and online trivia contest before the private viewing and gave away free movie tickets to lucky winners.







Based in Winnenden, Germany, Kärcher is the world’s leading provider of efficient, resource-conserving cleaning systems that cover home and professional cleaning. It currently has more than 12,000 employees in 67 markets under 110 subsidiary companies, and provides global service and support through its estimated 50,000 service and sale points.





For more information about Kärcher’s ongoing “Making Impossible Cleaning Possible” campaign, visit https://www.kaercher.com/us/mission-impossible-h-g.html.

Ringstar Boxing CEO Wants to Co-Promote Manny Pacquiao's Fights


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Ringstar Boxing, Asia’s fastest growing  sports media property, headed by its Founder & CEO Scott Farrell, has just announced his intention to co-produce Manny Pacquiao’s next bout in Manila, Philippines, early next year.  

If it happens, this can be an event which can see the boxing champ defend his recently won world welterweight belt, just over a week ago in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Wherein he lorded over Argentinian boxer Lucas Matthysse, who got TKO’d, two (2) minutes forty-nine (49) seconds into the seventh (7th) round, at the Axiata Arena, in downtown Kuala Lumpur. 

According to Scott Farrell, “I would like to bring the ‘Thrilla' back to Manila, like it was back in 1975, with Muhammad Ali.  I want to give the people of the Philippines the chance to watch their own hero and boxing legend, Senator Manny Pacquiao defend his belt, or fight for another world title on his home ground.”

“Let’s make this even bigger and more productive and donate all ticket sales to the Manny & Jinkee Foundation and really make everything about his fight a positive step forward, not only for the sport, but also for  the people of the Philippines.  I have worked tirelessly to put Asian boxing on the world map. This would be another gigantic step in my mission...come on MP promotions let’s sit down and discuss something truly incredible and very achievable”, ends Farrell.

Singapore's Jaan Restaurant Retains Michelin Star


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Jaan restaurant has retained its coveted Michelin star, celebrating three consecutive years of recognition since Singapore’s inaugural list in 2016. Announced last night at Michelin Guide Singapore's prestigious award ceremony at Resorts World Sentosa, the accolade is a well-deserved testament to the restaurant’s consistent delivery of exceptional dining experiences and Head Chef Kirk Westaway’s unyielding passion towards elevating JAAN’s every fine creation. 

Accompanying the news of this proud achievement, JAAN unveils today a brand new Summer menu with a refreshed culinary direction - ‘Reinventing British’. Shaped by seasonality, a key philosophy through the years, the new menu showcases British gastronomy reinterpreted through a modern and innovative culinary lens. Inspired by his hometown and longstanding passions, Chef Kirk’s new menu highlights expertly sourced, premium, hand-picked ingredients that are reminiscent of his fondest English memories, such as fresh seafood, strawberries and cream, and colourful salads. From the indulgent Devon Cheddar Cheese Buckwheat Pancake and the Scottish Scallops; to the Devon Cream Tea or the Strawberry Cheesecake dessert, diners at JAAN will be able to enjoy the exquisite taste of Britain, being continuously reinvented, here in Singapore. 





“It’s an honour to retain our Michelin Star and be part of Singapore’s most prestigious list of gourmet restaurants. The rest of 2018 is set to be even more exciting for JAAN as we celebrate our new menu approach, ‘Reinventing British’. We have a strong and tight-knit kitchen team who are all equally passionate to ensure that JAAN continues to evolve as one of the best dining experiences in Singapore. I’ve always wanted to give our guests a modern, experiential version of British dining that hasn’t been done before.” shares Kirk Westaway, Head Chef, JAAN.


As JAAN continues to develop its British-inspired menu through the seasons, guests will be able to enjoy Chef Kirk’s unwavering dedication to offer each diner an unforgettable epicurean journey. Serving the best produce daily, along with a stellar wine and Champagne selection and impeccable personal service, dining at JAAN brings an all-encompassing, exceptional gastronomic experience.


JAAN’s new Summer menu will launch 26th July 2018.

Etihad Airways to Introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Moroccan Capital Rabat


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Effective 3 October 2018, Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, replacing the Airbus A330-300 currently serving the route.

The introduction of the technologically advanced aircraft on Rabat services is a further boost to its presence in the Moroccan market. On 1 May this year, the airline placed the 787 Dreamliner on its daily flights to the kingdom’s commercial hub, Casablanca. The move to place the aircraft on Rabat flights will provide customers travelling on Etihad Airways’ Moroccan routes with full product consistency, the latest inflight technology, and increased cargo capacity to further boost trade.

Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “Morocco is a very important destination on the Etihad network, underscoring the close cultural and commercial ties between the kingdom and the UAE.

“Our flights to Rabat and Casablanca have proved tremendously popular with UAE and Moroccan nationals, and residents. Adding the 787 Dreamliner on all our Moroccan services will now provide our customers flying to both capitals with the same award-winning cabins, innovative seating and products.”





Etihad Airways’ three-class version of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner features 8 private First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats.

To meet summer peak travel demand, Etihad Airways recently added a third weekly service to Rabat, operating every Saturday until 29 September. The extra flight provides more choice to the increasing number of point-to-point business and leisure travellers between both cities.

Etihad Airways has been serving Rabat since January 2016, providing the only long-haul link from the city, and the only service operated by the 787 Dreamliner.


Under the agreement, Etihad Airways places its ‘EY’ code on Royal Air Maroc’s services from Casablanca to Agadir, Marrakech and Tangier, and pending government approvals, from Casablanca to Abidjan in Ivory Coast, Conakry in Guinea, and Dakar in Senegal.

Abu Dhabi – Rabat schedule:
Effective 3 October 2018 (Timings local):
Flight No.
Origin
Departs
Destination
Arrives
Aircraft
Frequency
EY615
Abu Dhabi
10:40
Rabat
16:00
Boeing 787-9
Wednesday, Friday
EY616
Rabat
19:40
Abu Dhabi
06:20+1
Boeing 787-9
Wednesday, Friday


 
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