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Applied Facts

Applied Facts is a global investigation company that specializes in complex corporate, public entity or individual investigations at competitive rates.  Our team of professionals, led by Executive Managing Director Henry J. Kupperman, J.D., embodies a broad array of skills and experiences that makes Applied Facts uniquely qualified to address almost any investigative situation.

 

We pride ourselves on providing a high caliber product designed to meet our clients’ exacting requirements and budgets.  From our corporate offices located in Los Angeles, we retain expert investigators throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, India, the Pacific Rim, Western Europe and Russia.

 

Our investigative teams are supported by forensic accountants and forensic computer experts.  Our group of security professionals is primarily comprised of retired or active, off-duty law enforcement personnel.  Applied Facts is fully licensed (PI License 23941) and insured.

WTO Lauds free trade regime | Free trade vow at international forum

Trade

WTO Lauds free trade regime

Hong Kong’s free and open trade policies and its unwavering support for the multilateral trading system were recognized and commended by the World Trade Organization at a WTO policy review meeting in Geneva (Nov 28). Ambassador Eloi Laourou of Benin, Chair of the WTO Trade Policy Review Body, praised the city for keeping one of the most open and market-oriented economies in the world, and achieving robust economic growth despite a challenging external environment.

Free trade vow at international forum

Hong Kong will continue to leverage on its advantages under the “One Country, Two Systems” principle to promote international free trade, including expanding the Free Trade Agreement networks, said Chief Executive Carrie Lam at the 2018 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (Nov 18).

CE calls for free trade commitment | HK’s key roles in China’s economic reforms | Innovation and Techonology

BUSINESS & FINANCE

CE calls for free trade commitment

Chief Executive Carrie Lam has urged government and business leaders to re-affirm commitment to free trade, which is key to realizing the potentials and benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Speaking at a forum at the first China International Import Expo in Shanghai (Nov 5), Mrs Lam said innovation was critical in growing trade and the government has been investing US$10 billion in a multi-pronged strategy to drive I&T.

HK’s key roles in China’s economic reforms

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Edward Yau has highlighted three historic moments which made Hong Kong a gateway for Mainland China’s imports and exports: when the country opened up its economy in 1978, when she joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001 and when the Belt and Road Initiative and the Greater Bay Area took off in 2013 and 2017 respectively. Mr Yau made the remarks at a seminar titled “Hong Kong’s Experiences for International Trade: New Horizon·New Technology·New Model”, at the first China International Import Expo.

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INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

More startups choose HK

Hong Kong’s entrepreneurial eco-system, backed by the city’s unique strengths and ease of doing business, has seen a continuous uptick in the number of startups in recent years. There are over 2,000 tech startups, 30% of them started by non-Hong Kongers, said Secretary for Innovation & Technology Nicholas Yang at the Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (Nov 8). The city is also seeing more unicorn successes. Home-grown online travel agency Klook received US$200 million in its latest Series D funding. The company, which will hit US$1 billion bookings this year, plans to expand to the US and European markets.

CNS Imports

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, CNS has its own wholesale distribution in Los Angeles, Hayward and New York City. In other areas, CNS works with distributors throughout the US to fully service the growing number of customers looking for the finest liquors made in Asia and Europe.

Among its 200 products, CNS carries the most popular Chinese brands of Baijiu: Moutai, Wu Liang Ye, Shui Jing Fang, Luzhou Laojiao, Jian Nan Chun, Xifeng Jiu, Kinmen Kaoliang…etc. With extensive experience and knowledge about baijiu, CNS is the leading expert on this growing category in the United States.

Umpqua Bank

Umpqua Bank was founded in Canyonville, Oregon in 1953 by Lumberjacks alongside the Umpqua River. These early humble roots were planted to overcome the lack of local banking facilities to service the lumber industry.

 

After multiple acquisitions and 62 years later, the Bank has grown to an asset base of $26 billion. The Bank with the tree has branched out from its original legacy, now into Southern California with its Corporate & Wealth Management team enjoying an excellent reputation for an innovative client centric approach with top quality service.

 

Whether doing business in the USA or internationally, the folks at Umpqua understand that “experience is the quality you gain, usually immediately following the moment you most needed it”. Umpqua customers know they don’t have to learn through experience, they can use ours.

SingerLewak LLP

SingerLewak is a leading accounting services firm headquartered in Los Angeles. Founded in 1959, SingerLewak has since developed a reputation for excellence with unparalleled expertise in accounting and management consulting industry. Providing the services of a large firm with a blended environment of practices services and industry specialization, SingerLewak continues to demonstrate renowned industry leadership.

 

We are nationally recognized and worked within many sectors of the business world. Whether it’s auditing, tax preparation, business management or litigation support, our firm has the expertise to help your business.

Global Business Centers

Founded in 1995, Global Business Centers is the premier executive and virtual office provider, offering conference rooms, day offices, telephone reception and mail management- including cloud-based document digitization with mobile accessibility.

GBC’s members enjoy the industry’s most exclusive address, headquartered half a block from Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills’ Golden Triangle.

Through its worldwide network of partner locations and on-demand services, GBC’s concierge provides customized solutions, satisfying any business need in its mission to help business professionals thrive.

Golden Apple Christian Academy Inc.

Golden Apple Christian Academy Inc. DBA Little Stanford Academy and Genius Educational Institute’s philosophy is based on diversity and equality. This is best illustrated through LSA and GEI’s unique program that treats all students and families equally, regardless of their economic backgrounds.

 

The purpose of the Little Stanford Academy and Genius Educational Institute: After-School Enrichment program and tutoring program are to provide excellent after school 11:45a.m.-6:00p.m. during school vacations. Children k-14 years old (up to 16 years old) are cared for in a safe, enjoyable, academic and supportive environment. The After-School program emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth of the students while also focusing on their individual talents and needs. The After-School program has been established to support and strengthen the child’s family and the community in which they live. The After-School teachers and staff are dedicated to developing the spirit, mind, knowledge and body of youth through innovative and structured programming and learning projects.

The After-School program is an educationally structured program within a full-functioning academic environment. A special effort is made to develop a program that is tailored to meet the needs of your child as an individual. The After-School program provides a variety of positive, healthy and interesting activities that instill a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence, and competency.

 

Also, Golden Apple Christian Academy Inc. providing AP and SAT I, II, ISEE, SSAT Test Preparation, College Counseling Services, College Admission Program, etc.

 

The After-School Program is open to all families regardless of race, religious affiliation, cultural heritage, political beliefs, national origin, disability, marital status, financial status, or sexual orientation. The Club embraces the differences in our community and strives to foster an understanding and appreciation of all.

 

Merchant Intelligence Report

Merchant Intelligence Report is a payment processing consulting organization that partners merchants with the top credit card processors in the nation. Our service ensures that merchants receive the best pricing through low rates and minimal fees, while delivering excellent customer support and service without any middleman involvement. MIR has extensive merchant services knowledge to ensure our customers have the most secure, PCI-compliant payment technology available. Simply put, we deliver the best rates to our clients, so they save money and keep more of their profits.

Viejas Casino and Resort

Located at I-8 and Willows Road east of San Diego, the Forbes Travel Guide 4 Star and AAA Four Diamond Viejas Casino & Resort features world-class gaming with thousands of slot machines, exciting table games that include Blackjack, Baccarat, and Pai Gow, a modern and elegant bingo room, and an off-track betting facility. Viejas Casino & Resort also features a variety of restaurants including the AAA Four Diamond Grove Steakhouse, The Buffet, and The Café. The beautiful Viejas Outlets, located across the street from the casino, offers visitors a unique shopping experience with highly acclaimed stores, numerous eateries, Viejas Bowl, and during winter Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink. Viejas Hotel features 203 luxury rooms and 34 VIP suites, including a lush, spacious pool and lounge area. The highly anticipated new tower, Willows Hotel & Spa is now open and offers an additional 159 VIP suites, luxury spa facilities, signature restaurants including Locale Kitchen & Lounge, Ginger Noodle Bar and Daily Roast plus an expanded gaming space.

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