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Jeremy Koo Defends His Title

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PULAU DUYONG, Malaysia, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Jeremy Koo (Abdullah Chan/KRT) emerged winner of the Malaysian Match Racing Championship (MMRC) held at Ri-Yaz Heritage Spa and Resort in Pulau Duyong, Kuala Terengganu. Following a dramatic race to the finish, Koo emerged victorious and won the chance to represent Malaysia at the Monsoon Cup, which will take place at the same venue in Terengganu from 22nd to 27th November.

Jeremy Koo (right) and his Abdullah Chan,KRT Winner of 2011 Malaysian Match Racing Championships - Photo by Gareth Cooke, Su

The MMRC semi-finals continued today with Jeremy Koo (Abdullah Chan/KRT) having a one-point lead over Masyuri Rahmat (MAF2). But Masyuri Rahmat returned with a two-point lead forcing Koo to up his game in the five-match race. Koo finally won the last two matches bringing his total score to 3 points, and a chance to race at the semi-finals.

Meanwhile Hazwan Hazim Dermawan (Permai Hotel Match Racing Team) tried to take back his lead after losing to Mohd Romzi Muhamad (UPM Sailing Team) in the first round of the semi-finals. He easily won the second and third match but Mohd Romzi put up a fight during the fourth match before admitting defeat to Hazwan Hazim.

Koo and Masyuri Rahmat drew lots for their boats with Koo getting the TM boat, which took him to victory last year and Hazwan Hazim assigned to the yacht sponsored by the Ministry of Youth & Sports Malaysia. Similarly, Mohd Romzi was assigned the Malaysia Airlines boat and Masyuri Rahmat, the Ri-Yaz Heritage Spa & Resort boat to sail during the petit finals.

Masyuri Rahmat started off the finals with a one-point lead but Mohd Romzi was not about to let him win that easily and evened the score in the second match. But the deciding match went to Masyuri Rahmat and the underdog had to settle for fourth place.

The finals started off with Koo in the lead but his easy victory was upset by a two-point lead by Hazwan Hazim. In the third match, Hazwan almost won if not for a penalty in the pre-start. This left Koo with hopes of securing a victory, which he did in the last match.

“I would like to thank my crew for excellent handling of the boat. We were under tremendous pressure today. Hazwan and his team put up a good fight and were strong contenders. I’m going into the Monsoon Cup with hopes of bettering our previous results and hopefully score a point for Malaysia. We are very optimistic and with the support of our sponsor Abdullah Chan, we look forward to making this happen,” said Koo.


  1. Hazwan Hazim Dermawan (Permai Hotel Match Racing Team)
  2. Jeremy Koo (Abdullah Chan/KRT)
  3. Masyuri Rahmat (MAF2)
  4. Mohd Romzi Muhamad (UPM Sailing Team)
  5. Nurul Ain Md. Isa (Ri-Yaz Heritage Sailing Team)
  6. M. Zaidi Pardi @Mat Amin (MAF1)
  7. Mohd Afendy Abdullah (Team Afendy)

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Audrey Lakai
Tel: +603 7954 2213


SOURCE Monsoon Cup

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October 11, 2011 at 11:23 am

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Air Products Supplies Integrated Oxy-fuel Solution to Guangzhou Chung Shun Century Fiberglass

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Innovative combustion technology offering multiple benefits from reduced emissions to improved productivity, energy and cost efficiency and quality

 BANGKOK, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Air Products (NYSE: APD), a leader in oxy-fuel combustion technology and integrated solution supplier to the global glass industry, today announced it has signed a contract to supply its integrated oxy-fuel solution to Guangzhou Chung Shun Century Fiberglass (CS) in Nansha, China to reduce emissions and improve productivity in glass filament production. 


Under the contract, Air Products supplies Cleanfire® oxy-fuel burners, oxygen and flow control skid; and will also install the company’s Prism® vacuum swing absorption (VSA) unit at CS’s site for on-site oxygen generation. The VSA, when coming on-stream at the end of this year, will supply reliable and economical oxygen used to power the oxy-fuel burners for melting glass.


With over 50 years of experience in oxy-fuel technology, Air Products offers an integrated oxy-fuel solution, from gases supply to oxy-fuel burners and technology, customized control system, technical and design expertise, commissioning service, safety and site training, maintenance contracts and project management. Air Products has installed more than 1,500 Cleanfire burners around the world. For more information, visit


An innovative combustion technology, oxy-fuel technology brings various benefits such as over 80% reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions, about 25% increase in productivity, reduction of capitals, 25-60% energy savings and improvement in efficiency and glass quality.


“We are honored to have the opportunity to leverage our technology and global experience to support CS’s conversion to oxy-fuel combustion,” said Richard Huang, Asia industry manager for Glass and Primary Metals and Minerals, Air Products. “China is a high-growth market for the glass industry and manufacturers need innovative solutions to address increasingly stringent environmental regulations while improving productivity. Air Products is a leader in oxy-fuel technology with proven track records and we understand the China market. Our glass experts will continue to help more glass makers in China realize the benefits of this innovative technology and achieve success.”


Established in 2001, CS is wholly owned by Kingboard Chemical Holdings, a Hong Kong listed corporation with business ranging from laminates to printed circuit boards and chemicals to property developments in China. CS manufactures alkali-free fiberglass for Kingboard’s printed circuit board production.


Air Products has been operating in Taiwan through its San Fu subsidiary since 1987 and supplies atmospheric and specialty electronics gases, chemicals and related equipment to many industries. The company has approximately 800 employees at 18 locations capable of serving all parts of Taiwan. 


Air Products San Fu was named one of “The Top 300 Companies” in Taiwan by The Commonwealth magazine, and is the first gas company in Taiwan awarded ISO9002 and ISO14000 certifications, a measure of the company’s commitment to high standards of quality and environmental responsibility.


Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2010, Air Products had revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. For more information, visit


***NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.


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Jessica Cheng
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Robert Brown
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Investor Inquiries:


Simon Moore
Tel:   +1-610-481-7461


SOURCE  Air Products

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October 11, 2011 at 11:04 am

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Conference on Tall Buildings China to Discuss Ways to Improve Building Sustainability in China

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Conference will enhance industry’s understanding of the latest building designs, construction and project management techniques that are shapingChina‘s skyline

BEIJING, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —


  • Discussions to focus on current and future regulations for tall building construction in China
  • Attendees will have a unique opportunity to tour the site of the 220,000 square meter pedestrian-oriented Linked Hybrid complex, one of the largest green residential projects in the world
  • Conference venue and dates to coincide with Facade Design and Engineering China 2011, presenting attendees with unique networking opportunities

With one tall building being erected every five days in China, the construction industry in this country is facing unique challenges as it grapples with new policies and regulations while meeting the demands of customers.

Like many of the world’s leading economies, China has pledged to reduce the country’s carbon footprint by introducing building regulations designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. However, some legislations are viewed as being counterproductive, such as the requirement for transparent areas of office buildings to consist of 30% of windows.

“The aim of the legislation is to foster natural ventilation, but because the code specifically mentions windows, it precludes the use of other measures, such as ventilators or louvers from being implemented,” explains Jan F Clostermann, Director of the Sparch architect consultancy in Beijing. “In most cases, windows are not operable once installed as central air-conditioning cannot be individually controlled when someone opens a window.”

Challenges such as these are set to be key discussion points at the Tall Buildings China 2011 conference in Beijing. Hosted by Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel from 28 to 30 November 2011, the convention will coincide with the Facade Design and Engineering China 2011 summit held at the same venue. The co-located conferences present attendees with a valuable opportunity to network with industry professionals. Clostermann will present his case study on “Developing Vertical Urbanity to Meeting the Challenges of Urbanization” on Day Two of the three-day conference.

“Sparch’s goal is always to spread out public areas vertically through buildings,” Clostermann continues. “This is not a matter of vertical buildings affecting the social structure. Instead, I feel it is the other way around. It is the growing density and mix of people in China that predicates a vertical and differentiated concept for public space.”

Challenges to social structure

Tall Buildings China 2011 will also feature workshops designed to address two areas of utmost concern in the industry today: retrofitting older buildings and improving the cost efficiency of buildings.

The first workshop will identify the biggest opportunities for energy savings in China, including which building activities, which regions and which building owners to target. The second workshop will discuss how Building Information Modelling (BIM) can be used to improve a building’s sustainability and how traditional processes may be transformed into new workflows that emphasise green solutions from the start.

“Energy efficient buildings are very attractive to consumers right now, and this directly affects their buying decisions,” says Chen Yin, Chief Engineer at Modern Green Development Co., Ltd. “A green building gives users double rewards: lower costs of operation, and a more comfortable living environment. Contemporary residential developments make every effort to balance these two rewards, giving users high-quality living environments at a higher price in order to maintain normal returns on investment. By offering energy-efficient designs, developers also achieve green development.”

Nonetheless, Yin also believes that high-rise buildings in future artificial ecosystems may have a profound impact on social structures and will strain the traditional relationships of family, neighbourhood and settlement.

“Given the current technological and social development in China, I would be afraid to rely on high-rise, high-density urban architectural forms to solve the problems of urbanisation in China,” says Yin. “We do not have sufficient resources to make sure that every family enjoys a large enough private space in the form of urban land.”

Yin and Clostermann will be joined by 10 other industry-leading experts at Tall Buildings China 2011, which will also give attendees a unique opportunity to tour the site of the 220,000 square metre pedestrian-oriented Linked Hybrid complex. 655 geo-thermal wells, each 100 metres deep, provide Linked Hybrid with cooling in summer and heating in winter, making it one of the largest green residential projects in the world.

Besides discussions on current and future regulations that affect tall buildings in China, the conference will also discuss innovative structural design solutions for high rise buildings and allow participants to learn new ways to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of construction.

Tall Buildings China 2011 will be held from 28 to 29 November 2011 at Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, followed by a post-conference workshop on 30 November 2011. For more information, visit or send an email

Media Contact:

Joyce Shi
Tel: +65-6722-9446


SOURCE International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC)

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October 11, 2011 at 10:25 am

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