CANNES, France, May 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Superstar Chinese actress chooses Mouawad diamond jewellery to step out in style at this year’s Cannes Film Festival
Hollywood glamour reigned supreme at the Cannes Film Festival this week as Superstar Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi stepped on to the red carpet at amFAR wearing a stunning Diamond set by Mouawad. This perfectly offset her recently unveiled pixie-cut hairdo. Zhang looked picture perfect at the star-studded amFAR charity benefit at Cannes with over 21 carats of diamonds worth a pretty sum of a 1 million US dollars.
Pascal Mouawad, Co-Guardian of the Mouawad brand, said: “At Mouawad we have more than 123 years of heritage and over that time, our jewellery has graced some of the world’s most beautiful and influential women. We’re proud to continue in that tradition this week at Cannes, with Zhang Ziyi choosing to be seen and to sparkle on the red carpet in some of our very finest diamonds; gems which have helped to make our family name synonymous with glamour, elegance and style over four generations.”
Ms Ziyi is just the latest in a list of international superstars who have chosen to wear Mouawad in recent months.
For more information on Mouawad and its exquisite collections, please visit http://www.mouawad.com.
MOUAWAD – Enchanting customers with magnificent jewels since 1890
Led by 4th generation Co-Guardians, Fred, Alain & Pascal Mouawad, and backed by more than a century of excellence in its field, Mouawad remains a family business built upon artistic excellence, superb craftsmanship, trust and relationships. Mouawad designs, manufactures and sells its own exclusive jewellery and timepiece collections ranging from boutique collections and haute joaillerie to magnificent bespoke masterpieces and objects of art. The Mouawad brand has penetrated continents across the world, while retaining its eminent position as jewellers to royalty, high society, celebrities and those that appreciate the finest standards of dazzling craftsmanship. The vision at Mouawad has always been to enchant and build lifelong relationships with customers by offering a wide range of jewels and timepieces for all occasions.
In addition to its jewellery and timepiece design and production, Mouawad also manufactures rough diamonds as a Diamond Trading Company (DTC) Sightholder through its joint venture company, Premier Diamond Alliance.
Diamonds and gemmology have always been a passion for the Mouawads and besides being renowned for fine jewellery and timepieces, over the years the Mouawad family has acquired some of the largest and rarest diamonds in the world and many of these historic gems carry Mouawad as part of their designated name. The family’s on-going support of the global industry through research and education led to third generation, Robert Mouawad, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and having the GIA campus named in his honour.
Guinness World Records
Mouawad has been honoured by the Guinness World Records four times with their most recent award for the MouawadL’Incomparable Diamond Necklace-the most valuable necklace in the world ($55M)-featuring the world’s largest internally flawless diamond, the Incomparable diamond (407.48 carats). In 2010 Guinness awarded Mouawad for creating the most valuable handbag in the world-the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse ($3.8M). In 2003 the Very Sexy Fantasy Bra received a Guinness for being the most luxurious and expensive piece of lingerie ever made ($11M), and in 1990 a GWR was awarded for the Mouawad Splendor-at the time, the most expensive single pear-shaped diamond in the world ($12.8M).
With brothers Fred Mouawad heading the diamond division, Alain, the watch division and Pascal, the retail division, each Co-Guardian brings his unique business acumen and creativity to the 123 year old brand with the mission of continuing the rich heritage of creating fine jewellery and timepiece collections-while widening distribution through contemporary and accessible price points in order to increase the reach of the brand internationally.
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GONGYI, China, May 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — China GengSheng Minerals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CHGS) (the “Company” or “GengSheng”), a leading China-based high-tech industrial materials manufacturer producing heat-resistant, energy-efficient materials for a variety of industrial applications, today announced it received a letter from NYSE MKT LLC (“NYSE MKT” or the “Exchange”) on May 21, 2013 notifying the Company that it is not in compliance with Section 134 and 1101 of the Exchange’s Company Guide (the “Company Guide”) because the Company has yet to file it Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.
Receipt of the NYSE MKT’s letter does not have any immediate effect upon the listing of the Company’s common stock. Pursuant to the NYSE MKT’s rules, the Company has until June 4, 2013 to submit a plan advising the NYSE MKT of actions it has taken, or will take, that will bring the Company into compliance with Sections 134 and 1101 of the Company Guide by no later than August 15, 2013.
As previously disclosed by the Company, the Company experienced delay in closing its books for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 because of turnover in some of its accounting staff in China. It nevertheless is working diligently to finalize its financial statements and aims to file its Form 10-Q no later than June 14, 2013.
The Company will submit to the NYSE MKT a compliance plan to this effect, as referred to in the previous paragraph.
About China GengSheng Minerals, Inc.
China GengSheng Minerals, Inc. (“GengSheng”) develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of high-tech industrial material products, including monolithic refractories, industrial ceramics, fracture proppants and fine precision abrasives. A market leader offering customized solutions, GengSheng sells its products primarily to the iron and steel industry as heat-resistant components for steel-making furnaces, industrial kilns and other high-temperature vessels to guarantee and improve the productivity of those expensive pieces of equipment, while reducing their consumption of energy. Founded in 1986 and based in China‘s Henan province, GengSheng currently has over 170 customers in the iron, steel, oil, glass, cement, aluminum and chemical businesses located in China and other countries. GengSheng conducts business through GengSheng International Corporation, a British Virgin Islands company, and its Chinese subsidiaries, which are Henan GengSheng Refractories Co., Ltd., Zhengzhou Duesail Fracture Proppant Co., Ltd., Henan GengSheng Micronized Powder Materials Co., Ltd, Guizhou SouthEast Prefecture Co., Ltd., GengSheng New Materials Co., Ltd, Henan GengSheng High Temperature Materials Co., Ltd. and Henan Yuxing Proppant Co., Ltd.
For more information about the Company, please visit http://www.gengsheng.com.
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China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited Announces Conference Call to Discuss First Quarter 2013 Financial Results
ZHENGZHOU, China, May 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited (NASDAQ: CHOP) (“China Gerui,” or the “Company”), a leading high-precision, cold-rolled strip steel producer in China, today announced that the Company plans to host a conference call to discuss its first quarter financial results ended March 31, 2013 at 9:00 am EDT on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
The Company will release its financial results prior to the conference call. Listeners may access the call by dialing +1 (877) 407-8133 five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time. International callers should dial +1 (201) 689-8040.
A replay of the conference call will be available for 14 days starting from 12:00 pm EDT on Thursday, May 30, 2013. To access the replay, dial +1 (877) 660-6853. International callers should dial at +1 (201) 612-7415. The pass code is 415403.
A live and archived webcast of the call will be available on the Company’s website at http://www.geruigroup.com/Investors.html. To listen to the live webcast, please go to the Company’s website at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.
About China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited
China Gerui Advanced Materials Group Limited is a leading niche and high value-added steel processing company in China. The Company produces high-end, high-precision, ultra-thin, high- strength, cold-rolled steel products that are characterized by stringent performance and specification requirements that mandate a high degree of manufacturing and engineering expertise. China Gerui’s products are not standardized commodity products. Instead, they are tailored to customers’ requirements and subsequently incorporated into products manufactured for various applications. The Company sells its products to domestic Chinese customers with an emerging presence with international customers in a diverse range of industries, including the food and industrial packaging, construction and household decoration materials, electrical appliances, telecommunications wires and cables. For more information, please visit http://www.geruigroup.com.
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LONDON, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
Norgine today announced that the Australian assessment body the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) has recommended the use of XIFAXAN 550 mg in the prevention of the recurrence of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) where other treatments have failed or are contraindicated; a potentially life-threatening neuropsychiatric condition associated with liver disease.
XIFAXAN 550 mg is the only treatment that has demonstrated a reduction in the recurrence of episodes of overt HE and hospitalisation due to HE compared with placebo in a 6-month randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study(i) in which ~91% patients were taking concomitant lactulose in both arms, in patients who were in remission from HE, resulting from chronic liver disease.
The PBAC announced its final decision as follows:
The PBAC recommended listing of rifaximin on the basis of high clinical need, improved clinical benefit over the existing treatments and acceptable cost effectiveness.
On the basis of the information available to it at the April 2013 meeting, the PBAC considered that there was no longer a requirement for a managed entry scheme approach.
This outcome represents the first acceptance for use made by a health technology assessment (HTA) process for XIFAXAN 550 mg in their healthcare system based on cost effectiveness review. Norgine and Alfa Wassermann are working closely with other HTA bodies across Europe including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) to ensure patients have appropriate access to this important medicine. The review processes are currently underway and Norgine expects these bodies to make their decision in the second half of 2013.
“It’s critical that we deliver medicines that treat serious conditions and improve quality-of-life as well as alleviate the cost burden on healthcare systems caused by hospital admissions,” said Peter Martin, Norgine Chief Operating Officer.
“XIFAXAN 550 mg provides healthcare professionals with a world-leading treatment option for patients with hepatic encephalopathy, which is a recognised growing problem that may lead to premature death,” added Peter Martin.
Norgine currently holds marketing rights for XIFAXAN 550* in: Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and the UK.
In Europe, XIFAXAN® 550 mg /TARGAXAN® 550 mg is already available in Denmark, Germany and in the UK for healthcare professionals to prescribe in accordance with local guidance.
* Product under licence from Alfa Wassermann S.p.A. XIFAXAN® and TARGAXAN® are registered trademarks of the Alfa Wassermann group of companies, licensed to the Norgine group of companies.
Notes to editors
About the PBAC
The PBAC is the independent, expert advisory body comprising doctors, other health professionals and a consumer representative, which makes recommendations to the Australian Government about Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listings. The Government cannot list a medicine on the PBS unless the PBAC makes a recommendation in favour of its listing.
About Hepatic Encephalopathy
Hepatic encephalopathy is the term used to describe a complex and variable neuropsychiatric condition of patients with acute or chronic liver disease, more commonly associated with cirrhosis. Patients with hepatic encephalopathy may experience symptoms ranging from subtle, clinically indiscernible neurological abnormalities, to severe neurological impairment.
XIFAXAN 550 mg Pivotal Clinical Trial
The pivotal clinical trial by Bass et al (2010) , in which patients in remission from recurrent episodes of hepatic encephalopathy due to cirrhosis who were treated with XIFAXAN 550mg twice-daily (bd) with or without lactulose*, were compared with patients given placebo (bd) with or without lactulose* over 6 months, demonstrated:
- A 58% relative reduction in the risk of breakthrough episodes of overt hepatic encephalopathy over 6 months (Hazard ratio 0.42; p<0.001). Thus the numbers needed to treat (NNT) = 4
- A 50% relative reduction in the risk of hospitalisations caused by HE over 6 months (Hazard ratio 0.50; p=0.01). Thus the numbers needed to treat (NNT) = 9
*91% of patients in both groups were taking lactulose.
Norgine is a successful, independent European specialty pharmaceutical company that has been established for over 100 years and has a presence in all major European markets. In 2012, Norgine’s net product sales were cEUR250 million and the company employs over a 1,000 people.
Norgine’s focus is the development and marketing of pharmaceutical products that address significant unmet clinical needs in therapeutic areas such as gastroenterology, hepatology, critical and supportive care.
Norgine manufactures most of its own products in Hengoed, UK and Dreux, France. For more information: http://www.norgine.com.
Product under licence from Alfa Wassermann S.p.A. XIFAXAN and TARGAXAN are registered trademarks of the Alfa Wassermann group of companies, licensed to the Norgine group of companies.
About Alfa Wassermann
Alfa Wassermann is a private pharmaceutical group with Head Quarters in Bologna, Italy with its own Research, Development and Manufacturing facilities. In 2012, Alfa Wassermann net sales were above EUR360million and the company employs over 1300 people. It has a growing number of affiliate companies in both Europe as well as in emerging markets such as Russia, China and Mexico. Its main product Rifaximin-alpha is a gut-selective antibiotic which has been prescribed for 24 years, under the Trade Names of NORMIX®, XIFAXAN® and others, in 33 countries, including the USA where Salix Pharmaceuticals is the exclusive licensee. Alfa Wassermann has also developed other important products: Sulodexide (VESSEL®), a heparinoid for thromboembolic diseases, and Parnaparin (FLUXUM®), a low molecular weight heparin for the treatment and prophylaxis of deep-vein thrombosis. For more information, please visit ALFA WASSERMANN’s web site at http://www.alfawassermann.it
ALFA WASSERMANN®, the ALFA WASSERMANN logo, NORMIX® and XIFAXAN® VESSEL FLUXUM are registered trademarks of Alfa Wassermann group of companies.
i. Bass, N.M. et al. N Engl J Med, 2010: 362(12): 1071-81)
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Supermicro(R) Announces the Highest Density Server Solutions with Coming Intel(R) Haswell Processors
- New Product Lines Support Future Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 V3 Product Family
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced new compact high-density server solutions that will support Intel’s highly anticipated future Xeon® Processor E3-1200 V3 product family. Supermicro uni-processor (UP) server solutions will bring to market higher performance with increased energy efficiency through improved system, cooling and power architectures and integration of Intel’s latest processor microarchitecture based on 22nm 3-D Tri-Gate technology. MicroCloud, one of Supermicro’s most innovative, high-density UP server solutions will feature support for the future Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 V3 family in 12 node (SYS-5038ML-H12TRF) and 8 node (SYS-5038ML-H8TRF) configurations at launch with a 24 node solution around the corner.
“Supermicro focuses on offering the greatest selection of computing, storage and networking solutions with maximum performance per watt, per dollar,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “With the coming launch of Intel’s new processors, Supermicro brings to market new server solutions such as our 3U 8, 12 and coming 24 node MicroCloud providing customers flexibility to deploy exactly the most optimized compute and storage solutions for any given application. With our new, higher density Haswell based products, customers can maximize space and power utilization for greater operational savings.”
“Supermicro’s ground breaking MicroCloud server solution is enabling Phoenix NAP to offer future Intel E3 processors starting on June 2. MicroCloud’s modular, easily serviced, compact footprint provides us the performance, power efficiency and scalability needed to reach our aggressive price points while maintaining optimal customer experience. These benefits were exponentially multiplied as we have now expanded our business globally and are deploying hundreds of MicroCloud’s a month for our customers worldwide,” said Jordan Jacobs, vice president, product development at Phoenix NAP. “We have made a considerable investment in Supermicro server technologies over the years and as always, they are ahead of the curve bringing servers with the latest Intel processors to market when we need them most.”
Supermicro Server Highlights Supporting Future Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 V3 Family
- 3U MicroCloud in 12 node (SYS-5038ML-H12TRF) and 8 node (SYS-5038ML-H8TRF) configurations feature independent hot-swappable nodes, each supporting future Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 V3 series processor, 32GB memory, 2x 3.5″ or optional 4x 2.5″ HDDs and MicroLP expansion
- 1U Mainstream UP server workhorse (5018D-MTF) with 4x 3.5″ hot-swap drive bays, full-height expansion on PCI-E x16 (x8 signal), dual GbE NIC, and IPMI 2.0
- 1U High reliability server (5018D-MTRF) with 4x 3.5″ hot-swap drive bays, full-height expansion on PCI-E x16 (x8 signal), dual GbE NIC, IPMI 2.0, and 400W redundant power with option for Battery Backup Power (BBP®) module
- 1U Network-centric server (5018D-MTLN4F) with 4x 3.5″ hot-swap drive bays, full-height expansion on PCI-E x16, IPMI 2.0, and Quad GbE NIC
- 1U Compact, short-depth server appliance (5018D-MF) less than 15″ depth, supporting 2x internal 3.5″ drives or optionally up to 4x 2.5″ drives, full-height expansion on PCI-E x16 (x8 signal), and IPMI 2.0
- 1U Storage-focused server (1018D-73MTF) with 8x 2.5″ hot-swap bays, supporting SAS2/SATA3 from LSI S2308 controller with optional RAID 0, 1, 10, full-height expansion on PCI-E x16 (x8 signal), dual GbE NIC, and IPMI 2.0
Visit www.supermicro.com to learn more about Supermicro’s comprehensive selection of high performance, high-efficiency server, storage and networking solutions.
About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.
Supermicro, SuperServer, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.
About Phoenix NAP
Phoenix NAP®, a full service data center and primary network access point (NAP) offering cloud services, dedicated server hosting, colocation, and infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions leads the path through its innovation and vastly redundant data center systems. Our highly personalized approach ensures that all of your requirements are met. Whether it’s high-density colocation, flexible storage, physical servers or cloud services, our enterprise-grade facility and certified NOC technicians supply IT solutions to fit your every need. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.phoenixnap.com. For the latest news be sure to follow Phoenix NAP on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!
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Insider Trading for Active Stocks: Facebook, Cirrus Logic, NetApp, Hewlett-Packard, Citigroup, and Cliffs Natural Resources
HONG KONG, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Insiderslab.com has released insider trading report for shareholders who invest in stocks of US: Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS), NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ), Citigroup (NYSE:C), and Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE:CLF).
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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB): By the end of last trading session, the shares of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) dropped US$0.10 (or 0.39%) to US$25.06 with 37.68 million shares exchanged hands, compared to daily average volume of 35.55 million. Insiderslab.com found company Chief Financial Officer, David Ebersman, sold his shares at a price of US$24.77 on May 23, which was part of his US$3.72 million selling in the last three months. The company COO, Sheryl Sandberg, sold her shares at a price of US$25.44 for about US$4.50 million on May 22. Do you want to know other C-Level officers selling their shares? Investors may want to find out how Facebook insiders like CEOs, CFOs and Directors are thinking about the future of the company. Check this insider trade report for FB here.
Read Full Report: http://www.insiderslab.com/PR3/052413A/FB/Facebook.pdf
Cirrus Logic, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS): By the end of last trading session, Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ:CRUS) shares plunged US$4.31 (or 19.53%) to US$17.76 with about 24.84 million shares exchanged hands for the session, compared to its average volume of 3.61 million shares. In a conference of Barclays tech, the company CEO, Jason Rhode, gave a warning of margin pressures due to the pricing pressures in smartphone market. Insiderslab.com found company VP & GM Energy Exploration, Thomas Stein, sold his shares at a price of US$21.00 on May 6, prior to the slump with heavy volume. Investors may want to find out how Cirrus Logic insiders like CEOs, CFOs and Directors are thinking about the future of the company.
Read Full Report: http://www.insiderslab.com/PR3/052413A/CRUS/CirrusLogic.pdf
NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP): By the end of last trading session, NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) lost US$0.39 (or 1.05%) to US$36.89 with about 11.28 million shares exchanged hands for the session, compared to its average volume of 10.95 million shares. Insiderslab.com found company Executive Chairman, Daniel J. Warmenhoven, sold his shares for about US$18.71 million on May 1, which was part of about US$25.29 million selling within the last three months. Insiderslab.com believes that it is a clever way to check if insiders like CEOs, CFOs, and Directors in NetApp are starting to buy more company shares. See insider trade report for NTAP here.
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Today Insiderslab.com also observed abnormal trade volume for the following companies; insiders may involve trading in these companies. It will take some time for insiders to report their trades. Read these reports and add these companies into your Insider Trade Radar.
Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ):
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Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C):
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Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF):
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SYDNEY, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The 5th annual Vivid Sydney (24 May – 10 June) was officially opened tonight with Sydney’s iconic Opera House illuminated in a stunning 3D-mapped visual feast of colour, movement, and world-class lighting artistry by Australian creative innovators The Spinifex Group.
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(Video will be LIVE from midnight Sydney time (May 25).)
The largest light, music and ideas festival in the Southern Hemisphere, Vivid Sydney features lighting installations around the harbour foreshore, live music performances at Sydney Opera House, and over 120 creative industry events.
Developed by Destination NSW as part of the NSW Government’s new tourism and events agenda, Vivid Sydney is expected to attract over 550,000 people in 2013.
This year, Vivid Light has tripled the harbour foreshore area devoted to lighting installations, with one-third from international artists including from the USA, Germany, Italy, Greece, Malaysia, Korea, Poland, Brazil and New Zealand.
As a world first, Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge will come alive with an interactive programmable lighting installation on the bridge’s western face, controlled by the public from an interactive touch screen, through a collaboration with Intel and with Sydney’s 32 Hundred Lighting.
In another world first, Vivid Sydney also now extends to the popular Darling Harbour, with spectacular water fountains, water screen projection performances and dazzling light and water shows, by France’s legendary Aquatique Show International.
Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House, part of Vivid Sydney’s music program, opened with performances by r’n'b soul legend Bobby Womack, as well as electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk, who opened the first of a four-night presentation of their acclaimed retrospective series that also sold out at MoMA in New York and TATE Modern in London.
Vivid Ideas, recognised as one of the world’s top ten ideas festivals in the world by the UK’s Guardian newspaper, brings leading international creatives and thought leaders to Sydney in over 120 creative industry business events.
Highlights include Australian-exclusive talks and events featuring visual artist and cult icon David Shrigley (UK), streetwear entrepreneur Johnny Cupcakes (USA), digital artist and storyteller Jonathan Harris (USA), IDEO’s Chief Creative Officer Paul Bennett (USA)and revolutionary product designer Jane Chen (USA/India).
Stills, video and time-lapse are available and will be regularly updated at: http://www.vividsydney.com/media-centre/
The Vivid Sydney program is available at http://vividsydney.com/
Sarah Hawthorne, Avviso PR
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