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CASETiFY launches its latest collaboration BLANC & ECLARE x CASETiFY with Jessica Jung

HONG KONG and LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CASETiFY, the fastest growing tech accessories brand globally, appoints Jessica Jung to create a capsule collection of tech accessories for the celebrity's fashion label BLANC & ECLARE.  Inspired by elevated classic silhouettes, four BLANC & ECLARE x CASETiFY iPhone case designs launches worldwide exclusively at, BLANC & ECLARE's online store as well as the label's flagship store in New York City. BLANC & ECLARE x CASETiFY in collaboration with Jessica Jung True to CASETiFY's mission of championing creative self expression, the collaboration features sleek, minimalistic iPhone cases with inspiration drawn from Jessica Jung's BLANC & ECLARE label to create styles that fit with her customers' everyday lifestyle.  Four designs were created by the singer and actress in partnership with CASETiFY using the brand's best-selling silhouettes including CASETiFY's Glitter Case, Vegan Leather iPhone Case as well as a 1.2M drop-proof Marble Case using a monochromatic color palette of black and white. "At CASETiFY, we have always believed in the power of self-expression.  Our mission is to help people express their individuality, creativity and personal style through tech accessories so we are excited to have Jessica on board as Creative Director for our collaboration to give her take on the perfect collection for her and her fans," says Wes Ng, CEO and Co-Founder of CASETiFY. "Jessica is a true example of our global customer base, hailing from America but pursuing her dreams in Korea and beyond.  She embodies our belief that self expression truly has no boundaries." The BLANC & ECLARE x CASETiFY collection ranges from US $40 to $55 and is available for purchase on as of December 12th, 2018.  The full collection is available for iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR with selected styles available for iPhone 7/8 and iPhone 7/8 Plus. BLANC & ECLARE x CASETiFY hi-res images: Download here For more information, please contact: Angela Chiu, About BLANC & ECLARE Jessica Jung brings her flair for design and love of the classic aesthetic to her fashion line, BLANC & ECLARE. BLANC & ECLARE's unique point of view is best described as the modern classic. Derived from the Latin root Clara, ECLARE expresses clarity and brightness, virtues highly held by Founder and Creative Director, Jessica Jung. Drawn to the enduring and all things minimalist, the BLANC & ECLARE team works to ensure the collections create a cohesive line defined by the same spirit of understated chic. BLANC & ECLARE is available across specialty shops in Asia. Its flagship location is situated at 132 Prince Street, New York, NY. About Jessica Jung Jessica is a multi-faceted artist who enjoys a vibrant career as a singer, actress, stage performer, model and designer. With multiple albums, singles and duets in her discography, Jessica has expanded her reach in the entertainment industry to include stage performance and acting roles. She has appeared in popular Korean TV shows including her own reality show. About CASETiFY Seven years ago, CASETiFY saw a category that had been long ignored. Today, CASETiFY is the fastest growing global tech accessories brand, reaching 1 in 7 millenials. CASETiFY believes everyone has a well of untapped creative potential, waiting for the perfect canvas to explore. CASETiFY has become the publisher and platform for creativity and self-expression to connect individuals. We just happen to make quality cases. CASETiFY's mission is to empower self-expression in the spirit of originality. Key collaborations include Pharrell, Sarah Jessica Parker, Saint Laurent, Thom Browne, Clare V., and many more. Additionally, CASETiFY has partnered with key retail partners including Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Amazon, AT&T, The Iconic, Colette, Lane Crawford, and more. For more info on CASETiFY, visit our Website, Facebook and Instagram. Photo - Related Links :

Irving scores Boston's last 12 in 130-125 OT win at Wizards

To Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving's pair of 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime -- the first from in front of his team's bench; the second from straightaway, 31 feet out -- were "amazing."To the man contesting both of those key shots, Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, they were "incredible."To Irving himself? He was a lot more matter-of-fact, saying: "I was just trying to win the game."Did just that, too. Serenaded on the road by chants of "MVP!" in the closing seconds, Irving scored Boston's last 12 points to finish with 38, and the undermanned Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Wizards on Wednesday night."We've seen Kyrie do that on multiple occasions," said Marcus Smart, a guard who spent some time at center and had 18 points and five rebounds. "But to see it again in person -- every day we see that is something that is jaw-dropping for us."Marcus Morris added 27 points and nine rebounds for Boston, which played without Al Horford, Gordon Hayward and Jaylen Brown, its No. 4-6 leading scorers."The hallmark of this group has been whoever's available plays and is counted on to do what they're supposed to," Stevens said. "Not everybody had their best night, but everybody did their jobs and kept adding value when they checked in. They played whatever role they were asked to and gave us a chance to win."Wall returned after missing a game with an aching left heel to pour in 34 points with 13 assists, and stayed on the court in overtime after getting his right foot stepped on during a drive to the basket. But his seven points in OT weren't enough to keep pace with fellow All-Star Irving.The Wizards led 123-122 when Irving made a 3 with 38.6 seconds to go. After Wall tied it at 125, Irving hit another shot from beyond the arc that gave Boston the lead for good, because Beal (22 points; zero in OT) and Wall then each missed a 3.This sure was a close one: There were nine ties and 18 lead changes. Neither club was ahead by more than three points over the final 10 minutes of regulation. Up 113-110, Boston opted to foul Beal on purpose with 13 seconds left, but that backfired, because after he made the first free throw, he missed the second -- but grabbed the rebound and put it in for the tie.Irving blew by Beal at the other end but missed a layup right before the buzzer, sending the game to an extra period.And then Irving really took over.(ESPN)

Hood's late basket sends Cavs past Knicks 113-106

A laugher nearly turned into a nightmare for the Cleveland Cavaliers.Jordan Clarkson scored 28 points and a basket by Rodney Hood in the fourth quarter gave Cleveland a late lead as the Cavaliers defeated the New York Knicks 113-106 Wednesday after squandering a 22-point lead.The Cavaliers ended the game on an 8-0 run sparked by Hood's basket and two free throws by Matthew Dellavedova, who had a season-high 15 points in his first home game for Cleveland since being re-acquired from Milwaukee.Dellavedova, who became a fan favorite in his first tenure with the Cavaliers from 2013-16, received a standing ovation when he entered in the first quarter. Dellavedova hit his first two 3-pointers in the half, leading to a louder roar with each shot."It feels great to be back," he said. "Big rims here, so it was nice to see a few go in early."Dellavedova, who had three 3-pointers, three assists and four rebounds in 22 minutes, led Cleveland's bench, which outscored New York 64-24. He played in only 12 games with the Bucks, but has averaged 18 minutes in two games with Cleveland"He did a terrific job," Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said. "He really hasn't been playing so we don't want to burn him out early. He brings so many intangibles and things we need as a team."Hood put the Cavaliers in front 107-106 with 23 seconds remaining after New York took a one-point lead on rookie Kevin Knox's fast-break dunk with 32 seconds left.Hood scored 23 points and rookie Collin Sexton had 19.Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway each scored 20 points for New York, which lost its fifth straight. Knox, moved into the starting lineup before the game, finished with 19.Emmanuel Mudiay missed in the lane following Hood's basket and Cedi Osmanmade two free throws, putting Cleveland up by three. Larry Nance Jr. stole Mudiay's inbounds pass and Dellavedova's two free throws pushed the Cavaliers lead to 111-106.Cleveland led 53-31 midway through the second quarter, but New York began a flurry that carried through the third period and tied the game at 86.The matchup of teams near the bottom of the Eastern Conference began as a blowout, but turned into a tight contest."The game was lost in the first quarter, but I am happy with the way we fought back," New York coach David Fizdale said. "These guys never stop fighting."Cleveland hit 15 of 28 shots in the first quarter and built a 53-31 lead midway through the second. Kanter helped move the Knicks closer with nine points in the quarter.New York's run continued in the third quarter and Drew called two timeouts in the first four minutes of the period.Cleveland played its first game without center Tristan Thompson, who could miss a month with a sprained left foot.Thompson is averaging 12 points and 11.6 rebounds in 27 games. The eight-year veteran was injured when he twisted his foot while landing on the foot of Milwaukee guard Malcolm Brogdon on Monday.(ESPN)

The Belt and Road

2018 Silk Road Business Summit to be held in Zhangjiajie City on October 16, 2018

On September 29, the press conference of 2018 Silk Road Business Summit in Zhangjiajie city was successfully held in Changsha, Hunan Province. Leaders from the China Association for Friendship, Hunan Sub-council of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Zhangjiajie Municipal Government, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC), and more than 30 mainstream media representatives attended the press conference. The announcement was made for the summit to be held in Zhangjiajie city on 16-17 October 2018. The summit is to actively respond to the Belt and Road Initiative, to build a multilateral economic and trade platform, to promote the formulation of international standards and the building-up of the Belt and Road brands, to explore the new mode of cultural exchange, to create the international tourist attractions, to facilitate the synergy of cultural industries, cultural undertakings, and cultural tourism as contribution to the development of a shared future for the world. The abundant resources of SRCIC will uplift Hunan province in its advantages in the Belt and Road construction and in its strategy of “Innovation Leads and Open Policies for Rise” to expedite Hunan province as an important inland hub of the Belt and Road.  The Zhangjiajie Summit is the 3rd silk road business summit organized by SRCIC, following the successful summits in 2016 and 2017. It’s the first summit with its venue in a city away from Xi’an. The summit in Zhangjiajie city will give a full play to the city’s unique natural resources, ecological culture, and its tourist economy.By report, Silk Road Urban Alliance Roundtable: Belt and Road International Cooperation on Tourism is scheduled at the summit. Themed with strengthening the tourist cooperation and facilitating the Belt and Road construction, the participants are expected to share views on setting up mechanisms for the Silk Road Urban Alliance and have in-depth discussion on promoting tourist and economic development. The summit will release consensuses, international standard proposals and tourist destination development strategies.Over the five years, the Belt and Road Initiative has gained strong support from the Belt and Road countries. International commercial associations and enterprises are important participants in the Belt and Road construction. SRCIC, one of the summit organizers, is the first transnational business confederation named after the Belt and Road and mainly composed of national chambers of commerce from the Belt and Road countries. Since its establishment in 2015, SRCIC is devoted to narrating the Belt and Road stories, initiating the Belt and Road voices, and facilitating the cultural exchanges in building up pragmatic platforms for win-win cooperation. Currently SRCIC has 129 organizational members from 79 countries, including state-level business organizations and millions of affiliated enterprises. SRCIC serves as a bridge connecting enterprises and governments, providing a cooperative platform between business associations and SRCIC members. It plays a vital role in advancing economic and social development with an emphasis on international collaboration and global governance.According to the plan, the annual silk road business summits are to be held in different SRCIC member countries for bigger influence and popularity, and for building up more cooperative platforms to benefit SRCIC commercial association members and enterprise members. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)


Belt and Road Initiative paves way for win-win cooperation between China and Czech

By APD Writer He WeiIn July last year, the first China-EU freight train departed from Prague, captial of Czech,to Yiwu, a city in east China’s Zhejang Province. The new cargo train service marked the official launch of “the Belt and Road Initiative” in Czech. Thanks to joint efforts of both sides, the economic and trade ties between China and Czech Republic is heading for a bright future.During the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in May 2017, two months before the opening, China signed the Memorandum of Understanding to Jointly Coordinate and Promote Cooperation and Project Implementation with Czech. According to the memorandum, more efforts will be made to set up a China-Czech Cooperation Center under the Belt and Road initiative, a key project bank and a cooperation platform, integrate domestic and foreign resources, as well as adjoin and implement projects On the sidelines of the The Working Conference of China-Czech Jointly Coordinating and Monitoring Cooperation Plan and Projects under the Framework of the “Belt and Road Initiative”, Liu Jielei, vice chairman of the Czech-China Friendship Association, told the Asia Pacific Daily (APD) that besides geographic advantage, Czech enjoys a sound investment environment because of its stable domestic policies, friendly policy toward China, lower business taxes and labor cost than that of in other European countries.The "Yixin’ou (Yiwu-Xinjiang-Europe) cargo train, which began in Yiwu, was hailed as an important bridge linking Asian and European continents and a signficiant achievement in the early stage of the initative by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xu Jie, general manager of Rongsheng Travelling (Czech) Investment Co., Ltd., said because of its important location, they have launched two projects including the Czech-Chinese Technology Business District (CCTBD) project and the South Moravia Chinese Herbal Spa Project in Prague during the past two years, stressing that initial success has been achieved thanks to the initiative.Transalated by Hu Yahui(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)