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Deutsche Post DHL Champions Education Through Teach for India Partnership

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — As part of the ongoing efforts to foster equal access to education worldwide, Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading logistics company has partnered with Teach For India (TFI), a non-profit organization aimed at raising literacy levels and to eliminate education inequality in the country. The Deutsche Post DHL-TFI partnership, which started in November 2010, has since benefited over 100 schools in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi, with plans for expansion into Hyderabad and Chennai in 2012.

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“For many children across the world, access to education sadly remains a distant hope. At Deutsche Post DHL, we believe in the value of education and the impact that it can have in the communities that we operate in. As a leading international logistics company, we hope that by taking concrete steps in supporting individuals in their development and expanding their personal skills, we can empower children in India for a better future,” said Christoph Remund, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Global Forwarding India.

The partnership is central to Deutsche Post DHL’s GoTeach program, one of three Corporate Responsibility programs towards fulfilling the company’s motto of Living Responsibility. With the GoTeach program, Deutsche Post DHL works with partners in the field of education and aspires that one day, all children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Since the kick-off in November 2010, Deutsche Post DHL has organized donation drives for used computers and laptops as well as stationery items to facilitate classroom learning for the students. Led by the employees in India, the team collected 180 computers and 90 laptops, which are used to equip the students with basic computer skills. Fifty boxes of stationery items and euro3,000 in cash, which was used to purchase additional stationery for the students, were also distributed to the students in June, in time for the commencement of the new academic year.

In addition to benefiting the vast number of students in India’s low-income communities, the partnership with TFI also helps strengthen our talent pipeline through mentoring and identifying suitable individuals for internships and careers within the Deutsche Post DHL network. To equip the teachers with soft skills suitable for their teaching stints as well as their subsequent professional careers with corporations, a four-day Leadership Development Program that covered topics such as transformational leadership, managing conflict and change management was also organized.

As an extension of the partnership, the team in India rolled out the Deutsche Post DHL Global Volunteer Day in the TFI schools in Mumbai, Pune and Delhi. To give the students a break from their classroom routine, ‘Redraw India’, a drawing competition for 2,500 students from the primary levels was organized. In Delhi, the team also organized a ‘Cleanliness Drive’ where our colleagues swept and cleaned the schools; and conducted sessions on ‘Keeping our Environment Clean’ where the team shared with the students the importance of planting trees, keeping their surroundings clean, and conservation of our environment.

“Our partnership with Deutsche Post DHL has bolstered our efforts to eliminate educational inequality in India. The Fellows and our students from low-income communities have benefited tremendously from the various meaningful activities that not only enhance the classroom environment but also the personal development of each individual,” said Shaheen Mistri, CEO, Teach For India.

The TFI program has received strong support from employees and to date, over 800 volunteers have participated in various activities organized for the Deutsche Post-TFI partnership.

Today, six million primary school age Indian children never even enroll in school. Of those in school, 30 per cent drop out before getting a primary education. On average, 25 per cent of teachers in government schools are absent on any given day. Of those teachers that attend school, only 50 per cent are likely to be teaching at any given time. TFI attracts young graduates, trains them to become full time teachers, who then work in lower income schools to bring about long-term transformation on the educational system.

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion Euros in 2010.


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November 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm

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Global Survey Shows Outlook Worsening for Nearly 100 Million People With the Most Challenging Form of Hypertension

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Hypertension Experts Launch New Global Awareness Effort ‘Power Over Pressure’to Support and Educate Patients

ERLANGEN, Germany and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Despite ongoing medical care, an alarming 65 percent of people with ‘treatment-resistant’ hypertension reported in a new survey that high blood pressure remains their most serious health concern, and 79 percent of the respondents said they need new treatment options to get their dangerously high blood pressure under control.

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Treatment-resistant hypertension, defined as persistently high blood pressure despite treatment with three or more antihypertensive medications, poses a serious health threat to nearly 100 million people worldwide.[i], [ii]

The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive with more than 4,500 high blood pressure patients worldwide as the first step in a global health campaign called ‘Power Over Pressure,’ which is endorsed by both the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH).

The survey, supported by Medtronic, Inc., also found that people with treatment-resistant hypertension are extremely worried about their overall health. Two-thirds (67 percent) of the respondents described their overall health as ‘fair or poor,’ despite the fact that most people with treatment-resistant hypertension reported being under the care of either a general practitioner (70 percent) or a cardiologist (25 percent).

A team of global hypertension experts have reviewed the findings of this global survey. In response, the group is launching Power Over Pressure to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the nearly 100 million people worldwide who are living with treatment-resistant hypertension. The campaign aims to educate and empower patients and physicians to finally take control of this challenging disease. More information about the campaign is available online at

Power Over Pressure is chaired by two world-renowned hypertension experts: Suzanne Oparil, M.D., professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics, and director of the vascular biology and hypertension program in the division of cardiovascular disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, in the United States; and Roland E. Schmieder, M.D., professor of internal medicine, nephrology and hypertension and head of the clinical research center hypertension and vascular medicine at the department of nephrology and hypertension of the University Hospital Erlangen, in Germany.

“A new approach is needed to improve control of this most challenging form of hypertension,” said Prof. Schmieder. “The number of treatment-resistant patients has increased by 62 percent in the past 20 years. Our survey results underscore the impact that treatment-resistant hypertension has on our patients and the critical need for more collaboration between patients and their physicians as well as appropriate referrals to specialists to aid in the management of this disease.”

Prof. Oparil added: “These survey results confirm the critical need for these patients and their physicians to improve overall patient outcomes through new or more effective treatment approaches. We are launching Power Over Pressure to help address this public health challenge.”

The survey polled a range of 400 to 800 people with uncontrolled hypertension in each of eight countries around the world: Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. In each country, at least 200 adults with treatment-resistant hypertension taking three or more medications and at least 200 adults with uncontrolled hypertension taking one, two or no medications were interviewed.

The survey revealed that adults with treatment-resistant hypertension face more serious medical challenges compared to others with less advanced forms of the disease. They are more likely to suffer from other life threatening illnesses including type 2 diabetes (22 percent vs. 15 percent), heart disease (30 percent vs. 11 percent) and obesity (37 percent vs. 26 percent); they take an average of four pills each day for their prescribed blood pressure medications and have been struggling with their high blood pressure for more than 9 years.

Treatment-resistant patients are extremely worried about their overall health

Patients with treatment-resistant hypertension in the survey indicated that the condition is their most serious health concern and has a profound impact on their everyday lives. Six out of ten patients (60 percent) admitted to being very worried about having a stroke as a result of their high blood pressure, and more than half of patients (53 percent) said they are worried about dying prematurely because of their high blood pressure. Eight out of ten patients with treatment-resistant hypertension said their high blood pressure has had a negative impact on their overall peace of mind (80 percent) and overall health (87 percent).

In addition, patients with treatment-resistant hypertension want more options to manage their condition. Three out of four patients (75 percent) with treatment-resistant hypertension expressed concern about the number of medications they are taking, and more than eight out of 10 patients (84 percent) said they wish it was easier to get their blood pressure under control. Additionally, three out of four patients with treatment-resistant hypertension (75 percent) predicted that their quality of life would greatly improve if they could control their blood pressure with fewer medications.

About Treatment-Resistant Hypertension

Treatment-resistant high blood pressure is an especially dangerous chronic disease because of its association with increased cardiovascular risk, including stroke and heart attack, as well as heart failure and kidney disease. Research suggests that 28 percent of treated hypertensive individuals are considered resistant to treatment.[iii] Additionally, these patients have a three fold increase in risk of cardiovascular events compared to individuals with controlled high blood pressure.[iv]

About the Survey

This survey was conducted online October 4-25, 2011 by Harris Interactive and sponsored by Medtronic, Inc. among 4,574 adults aged 18+ who self-report that they have been diagnosed with uncontrolled (n=2,649) or resistant (n=1,925) hypertension within the United States (n=571 uncontrolled, n=238 resistant), United Kingdom (n=220 uncontrolled, n=318 resistant), France (n=214 uncontrolled, n=210 resistant), Germany (n=291 uncontrolled, n=218 resistant), Italy (n=393 uncontrolled, n=221 resistant), Spain (n=280 uncontrolled, n=257 resistant), Brazil (n=376 uncontrolled, n=213 resistant), and Japan (n=304 uncontrolled, n=250 resistant).

[i] Persell, Stephen D. “Prevalence of Resistant Hypertension in the United States, 2003-2008.” Hypertension 57.6 (2011): 1076-1080.
[ii] “Hypertension and cardiovascular disease.” World Heart Federation. 2011. Accessed 28 Oct. 2011.
[iii] Egan, Brent M., et al. “Uncontrolled and Apparent Treatment Resistant Hypertension in the United States, 1988-2008.” Circulation 124. 9 (2011): 1046-1058.
[iv] Doumas, Michael, et al. “Benefits from Treatment and Control of Patients with Resistant Hypertension.” International Journal of Hypertension 2011 (2011) Article ID 318549, 8 pages, 2011. doi:10.4061/2011/318549.

SOURCE﹛Medtronic Inc.

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November 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm

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Refund FX Announces the Official Launch in Australia

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BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Refund FX ( announced today that it has launched in Australia, allowing forex traders the opportunity to earn cash back( ) on their forex trades, known as forex rebates, from many of the major forex brokers( ) around Australia and overseas.

Through Refund FX, it is now possible to receive an AxiTrader rebate( ), Synergy FX rebate( ), Pepperstone rebate( ), Vantage FX rebate( ), FX Pro rebate( ), IBFX Australia rebate(–got-money-fx.htm ), and many more forex brokers( ) are available.

Clients with existing forex trading accounts may still be eligible to start earning forex rebates.

Additional forex brokers can also be added upon request.

Here is how it works: Refund FX acts as an introducing broker to several FX and CFD providers. For referring clients, Refund FX is paid a commission from these brokers. The trading conditions do not change. Clients receive the same great spreads, service and execution as they would if they opened an account directly with the broker. This is much like how a mortgage broker gets paid for referring its clients to a bank for a home loan. Refund FX then pays clients up to 80% of the rebates and commissions it receives.

Commissions can be paid in either AUD or USD and are paid directly to clients’ bank accounts or PayPal accounts each month.

With cash back on every forex trade placed, winners will be larger, losers will be smaller, and break even trades are now winning trades.


The average forex trader with $2,000 in their account trades about 0.4 standard lots per day. If you receive a 0.8 pip or $8 per lot rebate, that would equate to about $3 – $4 per day. That does not sound like much, but over time that $4 per day quickly adds up. Over a 1-year period that $4 per trading day adds up to over $1,000 per year, which equates to an extra 50% return. Many clients using Forex Expert Advisors trade significantly more than 0.4 lots per day increasing their rebates even further.

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About Refund FX

Refund FX is the latest offering by Got Money FX Pty Ltd. Got Money FX is an Australian owned and operated company that holds Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) #441323. Got Money FX also operates – an MT4 forex firm offering spreads from 1 pip and STP and that provides ASIC authorised representative solutions to clients wanting to give advice in foreign exchange and derivatives.

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November 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

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DHL Appoints Chizoba Nnamchi to Lead Central Africa

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, announced, that Chizoba Nnamchi (Chizzy) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DHL Global Forwarding for Central Africa. In his new role, Chizzy is responsible for the air and ocean freight business in Ghana, Angola, Nigeria, Gabon, Cameroon and the Republic of the Congo where there is a strong focus on the oil and energy and mining sectors. He will be based in Lagos, Nigeria, and takes over from John Cokayne.

Thomas Nieszner, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Central Africa is a key growth region of DHL Global Forwarding and we are performing exceptionally well in a challenging environment, with excellent first half year results. It is therefore timely to have Chizzy on board with us to take the business to the next level.”

There is vast potential in the oil and energy and mining sectors in Central Africa. The economy of Ghana was listed in The World’s Fastest Growing Economy in 2011 in the IMF’s tracker of GDP Growth. Oil exploration continues to increase in Ghana with oil expected to account for six per cent of the county’s revenue in 2011. Nigeria is an OPEC member and the 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world and the 8th largest exporter. Nigeria is also the United States’ largest trading partner in Sub-Saharan Africa and supplies a fifth of its oil.

Chizzy will join DHL Global Forwarding from 3M Company where he had extensive international business management exposure, covering Asia Pacific in his most recent assignment while based in Singapore for eight years. Prior to this, he founded and led a company in Singapore specializing in consulting for technology business start-ups, licensing, new product management and related joint ventures in Asia Pacific for over a decade. He has also lived and worked in Egypt, Pakistan, Oman and India and now has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and energy, mining and technology sectors.

Chizzy is also a part of Akaraka, an organization championing social change through education.

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion Euros in 2010.



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November 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

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RS Components Scoops New Distributor Award from Molex

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Newly introduced Molex ‘Global Catalogue Distribution Award’ presented to RS Components for outstanding performance

SINGAPORE, Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — RS Components( ), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, has received the ‘2011 Global Catalogue Distribution Award’ from Molex, a leading global supplier of interconnect products. RS Components is the first company to be honoured with the award, which Molex introduced this year, in recognition of its outstanding sales performance, technical design support and service excellence.

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Commenting on the award, Fred Bell, Vice President of Global Distribution at Molex, said, “The first-rate performance achieved by RS Components exemplifies the highest service standards we strive to achieve through our global distribution network. Through its exceptional multi-channel service, RS Components offers excellent flexibility that enables engineers to find, design-in and buy our products, enabling the growth of our business. This award is very well-deserved and we look forward to continuing this strong partnership into the future.”

Chris Page, General Manager Electronics at Electrocomponents, added, “Molex has a reputation for innovation and reliability, with its extensive portfolio of interconnect products for a diversity of applications, and we are delighted to have clinched this award in its inaugural year. These successful results are due in large part to the close relationships our sales, marketing and technical teams have developed with Molex’s product experts. It is extremely rewarding to have this achievement acknowledged in this way.”

Over 4,500 Molex interconnect products are now available to buy direct-from-stock at RS Components, complete with free, downloadable 3D CAD model formats. More information can be found at

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group serves 1.6 million customers worldwide and distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair. The Group ships more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of GBP1.18bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS
Tweet: RS Components
Hashtags: #ecommerce #electronics
RS Components on Linkedin

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc

RS Components


Editorial Contact:

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Tel: +65-6391-5745

SOURCE: RS Components

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November 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

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Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong Partners with Wincor Nixdorf as Sole ATM Provider

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Self-service network monitored by software to enhance customer service

HONG KONG, Nov. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong is relying exclusively on Wincor Nixdorf ATM technology to provide transactional banking services at offsite locations and branches in Hong Kong.

Wincor Nixdorf, one of the world’s leading providers of IT solutions and services to banks and retailers, has deployed 240 ATMs and 95 cash deposit systems across Hong Kong. The latest deployment of 37 ATMs replaced another vendor’s systems making Wincor Nixdorf the only ATM technology provider to the bank in Hong Kong.

All self-service systems are now linked to the bank’s data center via Wincor Nixdorf’s online monitoring software ProView, which is designed to ensure systems operate 24/7.

“ATMs are an important service channel for our customers. High system availability is critical to ensure we maintain satisfactory customer levels,” said Patrick Lu, General Manager, Remote Channels, Consumer Banking at Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited.

“The good experiences we’ve made with the systems’ quality and the reliability of the monitoring solution ProView were deciding factors in choosing Wincor Nixdorf as a provider,” says Mr. Lu.

ProView is a control and remote monitoring tool. All transaction data is analyzed by the software at the self-service system and transferred to the central server for processing.

The data provides precise and detailed information on the operating state of each terminal enabling fast, targeted resolution of any problems. Repairs can be carried out via electronic access from a central location ensuring that device downtimes and onsite visits by technicians are optimized.

About Wincor Nixdorf

Wincor Nixdorf is one of the world’s leading providers of innovative IT solutions and services to retail banks and retailers. The company is headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, and is publicly traded on the Frankfurt Securities & Stock Exchange. The company has a global presence in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit:

SOURCE: Wincor Nixdorf

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November 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

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Baston ni Kabunian, Bilang Pero di Mabilang (Cane of Kabunian, numbered but cannot be counted)by Rodel Tapaya Awarded Grand Prize in the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation are proud to announce that artist Rodel Tapaya from the Philippines has been awarded the Grand Prize (SGD 45,000) of the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011, for his artwork Baston ni Kabunian, Bilang Pero di Mabilang (Cane of Kabunian, numbered but cannot be counted).

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The APB Foundation Signature Art Prize recognises artists for outstanding artwork created in the preceding three years and encourages the development of contemporary art across the Asia Pacific region. The award series is the result of a 15-year partnership announced in October 2007 between SAM and APB Foundation to develop and promote contemporary visual art in the Asia Pacific region. Tapaya’s artwork was selected as the Prize winning entry from 15 artworks short-listed from the 130 nominations received from 24 countries and territories across Asia Pacific.

His winning artwork employs imagery from Filipino folklore juxtaposed with elements of modern day Philippines, commenting on pre-colonial myths, stories and cultural heritage while also tackling current issues including environmental destruction.

On winning the award, Tapaya said, “I am extremely happy to have received the Grand Prize. It’s a prestigious award and I’m honoured to have been nominated alongside 14 other very talented finalists and to be chosen as the winner by such a distinguished and well-respected panel of judges. This award will no doubt be a boost to my practice and is a great encouragement for me to continue producing good work.”

Four other artists were also presented awards. Three Jurors’ Choice Awards, each worth SGD 10,000, went to Daniel Crooks from Australia for Static No.12 (seek stillness in movement), Sheba Chhachhi from India for The Water Diviner, and Aida Makoto from Japan for Ash Color Mountains. The People’s Choice Award (worth SGD 10,000) for the most number of public votes received from around the world went to Michael Lee from Singapore for his artwork Second-Hand City.

Jury Comments

The jury panel comprised five eminent art experts: Mr. Fumio Nanjo, Director, Mori Art Museum; Mr. Gregor Muir, Executive Director, Institute of Contemporary Arts London; Mr. Hendro Wijanto, leading Southeast Asian writer, critic and curator; Mr. Ranjit Hoskote, poet, curator and theorist, and Mr. Tan Boon Hui, Director, SAM.

According to a statement from the jury panel, “Rodel Tapaya’s Baston ni Kabunian, Bilang Pero di Mabilang (Cane of Kabunian, numbered but cannot be counted) is a compelling and monumental-scale work. With its multiple narratives and diverse allegorical references, this stunning mural-sized painting embodies a vibrant strain in contemporary art from the Asia-Pacific region. While Tapaya does not shy away from drawing on the folklore of his native region, his is neither a naive nor self-exoticising practice. The artist is audacious in his use of the Philippine mural tradition as well as Latin American magic realism and Bosch-like phantasmagoria. Anchored in a postcolonial setting but with far-reaching universal relevance, the work will surely provoke discussion about emerging aesthetic tendencies in Asia-Pacific. Together with the three Jurors’ Choice Award winners, the prize-winning works are ground-breaking in their negotiation of cultural heritage and contemporary forms of expression. They are all worthy of recognition as being among the best art works from the region.”

The 15 short-listed artworks can be viewed at the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011 Finalists Exhibition.

APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2011 Finalists Exhibition
11 November 2011 – 4 March 2012
Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189555

SOURCE  Singapore Art Museum; Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation

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November 24, 2011 at 10:49 am

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i.Tech Introduces MyVoice 615, the Sleek Stereo for Mono Headset of Choice for Style-conscious Trend Setters

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KUALA LUMPUR,Malaysia, Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ —

Now users on the road can enjoy music and online media with crystal clear audio quality.
Today i.Tech Dynamic introduced the MyVoice 615, a lightweight stereo for mono headset that utilizes Bluetooth’s Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for superior audio quality with a variety of multimedia.

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MyVoice 615 is specifically designed to complement the needs of fashionable smart phone and tablet users by letting them seamlessly switch between music, online media and phone calls. Unlike full stereo headphones, this mono headset enhances a user’s ability to multi-task whileremaining fully aware of their surroundings. In addition, the headset allows streaming of audio, songs, movies and YouTube videos fromA2DP-compatible Bluetooth smart phones, tablets or multimedia devices.

By using Clear Voice Capture (CVC) technology for noise suppression and echo cancellation, MyVoice 615 delivers exceptional sound quality that will exceed users’ expectations. What’s more, up to two mobile phones can be connected simultaneously through multipoint technology. Userson the go will appreciate the headset’s quick charge function that provides 1.5 hours talk time with a mere 15-minute charge.

A convenient voice dialing feature lets the user make hands-free calls simply by dictating the desired name stored in the contact list (this feature is  phone-dependent). The headset also offers voice prompt messages to indicate low battery, successful pairing or connection, and call reject, redial and call terminated actions. A handy key lock button prevents calls from being made unintentionally.

“With the launch of the MyVoice 615, we are not only expanding our product range but also satisfying market demand for a high-quality, functional and fashion-focused headset,” said Ka Wong, Chief Technology Officer, i.Tech Dynamic Global Distribution Limited. “The A2DP and CVC technology gives users the pleasure of experiencing superior audio quality that they would only expect from full stereo headsets. Importantly, this headset can promote multi-tasking as a way to be more productive by allowing the user to easily stay in full control of their busy lifestyle.”

MyVoice 615 is not just a multi-functional Bluetooth headset — it is also a fashion accessory. Inspired by different themes of modern urban lifestyles, a selection of eight chic finishes will be available to reflect the user’s unique personality. From Civilized and Zen (peace of mind), Dazzle and Flirt (colorful life) to Soar and Zoom (racing pedigree) and Seduce and Tempt (fashion trend setter), there is a design to satisfy every person’s style.

Each unit will come with a number of handy accessories including USB charging cable, ergonomic ear hook, ear cushion, three extra ear buds and smart lanyard.

MyVoice 615 is available in stores from mid-November and the suggested retail price is USD 58.

Listen to your favorite stories using i.Tech Bluetooth Headsets

To highlight the superb A2DP audio quality of i.Tech Bluetooth headsets, i.Tech, CSR and Audible are pleased to hold a special joint promotion offer.

Now customers purchasing any designated i.Tech Bluetooth headsets, including MyVoice 615, SPLASH and ClipMusic 802i, will receive a free Audible credit valued at up to US$40 for their favorite audiobook. Audible is one of the most popular providers of audio entertainment, it has over 10,000 titles to choose from. Ideal for active listeners who enjoy a story well told, audiobooks are all the rage in the U.S. and Europe.

The promotion gives users a chance to listen to the latest best sellers or treat a friend with this awesome gift idea. Simply look for the Gift Tag on the i.Tech headset packaging and find the redemption code card inside. Then visit to redeem audiobooks until February 29, 2012.

MyVoice 615 Features and Specifications

– Up to 6.5 hours talk time
– Up to 5 hours music playing time
– Up to 150 hours standby time
– Less than 2 hours for full charge
 (15 minutes charge time for 1.5 hours of talk time)
– Operating distance of up to 10 meters
– Bluetooth Version 3.0
– Bluetooth profile support: HSP, HFP & A2DP
– Dimensions: 53(L) x 18(W) x 9(T) mm / 2.1(L) x 0.7(W) x 0.35(T) inches
– Weight: 12 grams / 0.42 ounces

About i.Tech Dynamic

i.Tech Dynamic Global Distribution Ltd. specializes in mobile telecommunications accessories. Since its founding in 2002, the company has
established a reputation for developing products with sleek designs and good value. Dedicated to innovation and supported with advanced research and development resources, i.Tech stands for Technology, Entertainment and Enjoyment, Communications and Creative, as well as Hybrid and Harmony. The butterfly graphic is to symbolize a transformation from chrysalis into free, lively, vitality and vivid butterfly. i.Tech is committed to developing mobile accessories based on these principles and that enhance users’ enjoyment of wireless communications. For more information, visit

Remark: The GfK No.1 Award is an awarding scheme by global leading market research company GfK to recognize top performing brands in various major product categories audited by GfK in the world. i.Tech has been awarded GfK no.1 in Bluetooth headset category in Malaysia (2007 – 2010), Hong Kong (2007 – 2009), Singapore (2008).

SOURCE  i.Tech Dynamic

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November 23, 2011 at 10:26 am

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Judges Announce Shortlist of Winners for South East Asia Property Awards

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The judging process has now been completed for the inaugural South East Asia Property Awards 2011, November 30, 2011 at Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore, with a shortlist of winners selected in 28 categories, including Best Developer, Best Development, Best Condo and Best Villa Development for every country around the region as well as awards for Best Architectural and Interior Design and a Green Development Award. (For a list of nominees see:

Ensign Media, publisher of Property Report South East Asia Magazine, launched the first ever South East Asia Property Awards to recognise the creme de la creme of the region’s residential real estate industry. With thousands of nominations submitted from across the region, the SEAPA’s will set a new benchmark for excellence.

The panel of judges headed up by Leong Chi Meng, Managing Director (SEA), CBRE Global Investors spent several weeks scrutinizing all entries and engaged in hours of discussion to decide on the final shortlisted properties in order to ensure that they were all deserving of their status. BDO Advisory supervised the entire judging procedure in order to guarantee the fairness, transparency and credibility of the South East Asia Property Awards.

“The shortlist demonstrates how amazingly diverse and exciting real estate in South East Asia is right now,” Terry Blackburn, CEO of Ensign Media said. “The properties and companies the judges have chosen stand equal to those in the industry anywhere in the world and we hope that the recognition they will receive will raise the profile of real estate in our region to even greater heights internationally. If anybody had any doubts about the quality of products available in South East Asia, the shortlist should emphatically dispel them. These are world class properties and we will deliver a world class event to reward them.”

The shortlisted companies and projects will all receive either Highly Commended or Winner recognition at the glittering Gala Dinner and presentation ceremony to be held on November 30th at Singapore’s Hotel Fort Canning, which will be emceed by Channel NewsAsia celebrity Otelli Edwards. The identities of the Winners will be kept tightly under wraps until the presentation to ensure maximum excitement for attendees on the night.

Media Contact:

Duane Lennie
Mango Nation
Tel: +66-86-948-6836

SOURCE: Mango Nation

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November 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

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CrimsonLogic Chosen to Deliver a New Integrated Business Licensing System

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — CrimsonLogic, a leading global eGovernment solutions provider, announced its recent win of the project from the Singapore Government to develop a new integrated multi-agency business licensing system. The new system will replace the country’s existing Online Business Licensing Service (OBLS) and revolutionise the way businesses in Singapore get their licences. It is expected to go ‘live’ and replace OBLS by end of 2013.

The new integrated business licensing system will serve as a one-stop service portal for licence, compliance and portfolio management in the business licensing application process. With this new implementation, the system will integrate more than 250 different business licences from 18 government ministries and agencies. The agencies include the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Law (MINLAW), the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA), the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), and the National Environment Agency (NEA). To a business owner, he or she will have greater accessibility to multiple agencies and spend less time engaging individual organisations separately for licensing needs. The new system will also ensure a streamlined and consistent overall user experience for the Singapore business community.

Government agencies can easily implement changes required in the system’s business licensing engine, as a result of policy changes. The new system can also facilitate the implementation of multi-agency changes quickly and consistently to expedite decision-making on licence applications. In a scenario where a policy change affects more than one agency, the new system will allow them to operationalise the change in a fast and coordinated way. This helps ensure that policy changes take effect in the system in a timely manner, while reducing uncertainties and misinformation to users.

The platform leverages on a virtualised infrastructure that is more robust, energy efficient and lowers capital expenditure investment on hardware, and yet is still flexible enough to accommodate new participating government agencies and licence types.

“This year the World Bank has once again ranked Singapore as the easiest place to do business. We are elated to play a key part in further strengthening Singapore’s leadership position in this area,” says Leong Peng Kiong, CEO of CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd. “It is critical that investors are made to feel welcome in Singapore’s business environment, as entrepreneurs and small business owners can obtain the right information and complete the necessary statutory processes quickly.

“With the centralisation of automated rules that are set by the various government agencies, the approval processes of licence applications will be faster and more streamlined. Consequently, this next generation system will elevate the ease of doing business in Singapore, making the country even more competitive and attractive as a business hub globally.”

About CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd

CrimsonLogic is a trusted partner to governments. For over 20 years, CrimsonLogic has worked with governments around the world to find innovative and sustainable solutions to collaborate more seamlessly with their citizens. The company has continued to set industry-standards by delivering world-first eGovernment solutions. CrimsonLogic provides end-to-end services, from designing to operating these services to drive substantial and lasting improvements. For more information, visit .

For more information:

Francis Huan
CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd
Tel: +65-6887-7173
Mobile: +65-9820-5994

Yvette Yeo / Aru Sayed / Felicia Goh
Text 100 Public Relations
Tel: +65-6603-9000

SOURCE: CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd

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November 22, 2011 at 11:44 am

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