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Celebrating Success! — Road Safety Champion is 1

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2011-06-24 18:56 


SINGAPORE, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Pioneering online insurer is celebrating its first birthday!

Since launching just 12 months ago, the innovative company has fast established itself as Singapore’s chief road safety champion. This has been achieved thanks to its offer of a best price guarantee on car insurance for safe drivers.

Now is coinciding its birthday celebrations with the launch of its latest road safety videos featuring Singapore star Adrian Pang and his family.

The videos address the disturbing and increasing trend in bad driving including not wearing seat belts, using hand phones and drink driving.

Anthony Hobrow, Chairman of, said: “We all know and witness these bad driving habits everyday. Yet we do nothing about it. That’s why we want to bring a human face to road safety. We’re delighted to have teamed up with Adrian and his family to help put the spotlight on this serious issue.”

Adrian Pang appears in the videos with his two children Xander and Zachary whilst his wife Tracie Pang directs. Adrian Pang said: “The issue of safety on our roads raises so many questions. For instance why do I see mum and dad buckled up in the car but the kids are not wearing their seat-belts? It doesn’t make sense, so why is this happening? I hope these videos can make a difference and help avoid the loss of so many lives.”

This is not the first time that and Adrian Pang have teamed up. As a major supporter of the Singapore arts’ scene, sponsored two PANGDEMONIUM! Productions, Closer and the upcoming Dealer’s Choice.

The road safety videos can be viewed on

About is a new and innovative direct online insurance provider that began operations in June 2010. As a dedicated direct personal lines insurer, provides fast and easy access to insurance needs online. Fully licensed and regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, provides car, travel, home and personal accident insurance through our online portal —, over the phone and its customer service centre in the CBD. is fully owned by Whittington Group, an international insurance investment business headquartered in Singapore, and is supported by Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers.

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June 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm

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Thomson Reuters Completes Academic Reputation Survey for 2011

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2011-06-24 11:10
Intuitive survey design generates highest-ever global response rate

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Thomson Reuters today announced the completion of its Academic Reputation Survey for 2011, achieving more than 17,500 responses from professional scholars in 137 countries. The survey is the largest of its kind ever undertaken by Thomson Reuters and continues to grow in size, gaining a 32 percent increase in responses compared to last year’s survey.

Created with the input of numerous academic and scholarly experts, the Academic Reputation Survey aims to be the most comprehensive snapshot of academics’ opinion of the world’s universities. The assessments gathered through the survey will be combined with other key variables to form a component of Thomson Reuters Institutional Profiles™, and will also inform the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings, released later this year.

“The reputation survey is an ambitious undertaking and we are extremely pleased with the high response rate,” said Jonathan Adams, director of research evaluation at Thomson Reuters. “The diversity of professional backgrounds and geographies represented among the survey respondents make this the most comprehensive and informative insight into the reputational standing of institutions worldwide.”

Key details from the 2011 Reputation Survey response include:

Geographical spread: 44 percent of respondents were from the Americas, 28 percent from Europe and 25 percent from Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Subject spread: Asia is largely driven by Engineering & Technology, Europe by Physical Sciences, Africa by Life Sciences and Oceania by Social Sciences. The Americas have a diverse overall subject spread.
Academic background: 90 percent ofrespondents described their role as an academic, research staff or as institutional leader.
Thomson Reuters Institutional Profiles™ is a dynamic web-based resource that provides a comprehensive view of nearly 500 of the world’s leading academic research institutions. It is part of the research analytics suite of solutions provided by Thomson Reuters that supports strategic decision making and the evaluation and management of research.

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Thomson Reuters

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June 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm

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