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2014-03-18 12:27:27

ST. HELENA, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the stellar 90+ scores from world-renowned wine critic Robert Parker, Yao Family Wines has once again garnered top acclaim for their recently released wines. The April 2014 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine published stand-out scores for the 2010 Yao Family Wines: NAPA CREST Red Wine Blend (91 Points), Yao Ming(® )Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (95 Points) and Yao Ming(® )Family Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (98 Points, the...

2013-04-16 12:21:59

Surveys find Chinese public highly supportive of wildlife protection but unaware of African poaching crises BEIJING, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, former NBA star and Chinese icon, Yao Ming, launched a major public awareness campaign targeting consumption of ivory and rhino horn in China in partnership with WildAid, Save the Elephants, African Wildlife Foundation, and the Yao Ming Foundation. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130416/SF95498) In August 2012, Yao...

2012-11-26 08:22:48

HAINAN, China, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Hills Group, one of China's leading golf and tourism operators, announced that the 2012 Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am has raised a total of US$500,000 for the tournament's charitable partners -- Yao Ming and UNICEF. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121126/CN18196) The celebrity golf tournament saw players gracing the fairways by day and red carpets by night at the luxury Mission Hills resort, as some of the biggest names...

2012-10-19 19:20:10

HAINAN, China, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A star studded evening of glitz and glamour marked the start of the hotly anticipated 2012 World Celebrity Pro-Am at Mission Hills Haikou today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121019/CN96484 ) Hainan Island in China was the showbiz capital of the world as celebrities from film, fashion and sport gathered at the prestigious Mission Hills Haikou resort for tournament's official opening ceremony. Adrien Brody, Ryan Reynolds, Andy...

2012-08-27 10:24:12

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starkey Hearing Foundation and NBA Cares delivered the gift of hearing to almost 7,000 hearing impaired children and adults as part of a history-making hearing mission to China. Having distributed hundreds of thousands of hearing aids in more than 97 countries, this marks the Foundation's first mission to China. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2012-08-21 10:22:28

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In its continuing efforts to fit and give one million hearing aids this decade, Starkey Hearing Foundation will be visiting China as part of an ongoing partnership with NBA Cares to give the gift of hearing to more than 6,000 children and adults in need. Having distributed hundreds of thousands of hearing aids to date in more than 97 countries, this will mark the first time Starkey Hearing Foundation has conducted a mission in China. (Logo:...

2012-05-16 02:26:17

ST. HELENA, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yao Family Wines, the Napa Valley wine company founded by Yao Ming and launched in 2011, received high scores for its inaugural 2009 vintages in Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Yao Ming® 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon received a score of 95 points, while the Yao Ming® 2009 Family Reserve received an exceptional score of 97 points. The wines were rated by well-known California editor, Steve Heimoff, in the June issue of the magazine. "We...

2012-05-14 14:21:31

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood joined forces with Silicon Valley on Friday evening to support wildlife conservation organization, WildAid, at their annual gala. Larry King, Hayden Panettiere, Jared Leto, Maggie Q, John Corbett, Kate Flannery, and Bo Derek were among the stars raising money for WildAid. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120514/SF06993) The 300-guest black-tie VIP dinner included a presentation by WildAid Founder Peter Knights, a live...

2011-11-28 10:00:00

ST. HELENA, Calif., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yao Ming, recently retired NBA star, owner of the Shanghai Sharks and humanitarian, announced today the establishment of his new Napa Valley wine company: Yao Family Wines. The company has released its inaugural wine under the brand name YAO MING®, a 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. "Yao Family Wines crafts world-class wines from Napa Valley, and we look forward to introducing wine lovers in China to this remarkable...

2011-09-26 05:15:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and SHANGHAI, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On both sides of the world, the movement to ban the trade and sale of shark fin products has gained an impressive roster of noteworthy supporters including Leonardo DiCaprio, James Cameron, Wolfgang Puck, Gordon Ramsey, Richard Branson, Yao Ming, Mario Batali, Edward Norton, and Chinese billionaire Zhang Yue. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110926/SF74607) In California, WildAid, NRDC, and The Humane Society...