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Sony Pictures Debuts “The Amazing Spider-Man(TM)” Trailer by Bringing it Directly to The Fans in Coordinated Events in 13 Cities Worldwide

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CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Sony Pictures Entertainment today unveiled an extended look at the upcoming movie The Amazing Spider-Man(TM) by bringing it directly to the fans in 13 cities around the world in anticipation of the launch of the film’s new trailer online tomorrow beginning at 3 AM EST / 12 AM PST, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president, Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures. The Amazing Spider-Man will be released in theaters nationwide on July 3, 2012.

With Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man) in New York, director Marc Webb in Los Angeles, Rhys Ifans (Dr. Curt Connors) in London, and Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy) along with producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach in Rio de Janeiro, the filmmakers and lead cast came together via satellite to answer questions and show the fans the 2 1/2-minute trailer as well as a special extended sneak preview of the film. In addition to LA, New York, London, and Rio, audiences gathered in Mexico City, Berlin, Rome, Madrid, Paris, Moscow, Tokyo, Seoul, and Sydney to see the filmmakers’ presentation as well as the footage and trailer. The new trailer will be available online tomorrow, beginning at 3 AM EST / 12 AM PST, at http://www.theamazingspiderman.com. Fans can also follow the action on Twitter @SpiderManMovie and include hashtag #AmazingSpiderMan. The trailer debuts in theaters this weekend.

Commenting on the announcement, Weinstock said, “As we were looking to debut the next trailer, it was important to us to share it with some of our most dedicated fans first. We’re thrilled that we were also able to bring our cast and filmmakers together with moviegoers from all over the world to premiere the trailer and give them a special sneak peek at some extended footage.”

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One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.

TheAmazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance 每 leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; worldwide television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.

SOURCE﹛Sony Pictures Entertainment

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February 8, 2012 at 2:11 pm

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John Walker & Sons Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Accession to the Throne

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ROYAL DEESIDE, Scotland, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

The Bottling of Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons, a Blend of Rare Scotch Whiskies Distilled in 1952

Sixty years to the day since The Queen’s accession, John Walker & Sons, Scotch Whisky Distillers By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, celebrates the occasion with the bottling of Diamond Jubilee By John Walker & Sons; a specially crafted blend of rare malt and grain Scotch Whiskies distilled in and maturing since 1952, the year she acceded to the throne.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/53755-johnwalker

At Royal Lochnagar Distillery, on the edge of Her Majesty The Queen’s Balmoral Estate, David Gates, Grantee of John Walker & Sons’ Royal Warrant, will oversee the filling of The Queen’s decanter, as well as 60 further editions for sale around the world. The profits from the sale of these editions are being donated to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) with a guaranteed amount of at least GBP 1million and will support the excellence of craftsmanship as symbolised by the Royal Warrant of Appointment.

David Gates commented: “John Walker & Sons was first awarded a Royal Warrant in 1934 by King George V. We are extremely honoured that the quality of our whiskies is recognised by this symbol and our commitment to this calibre of quality and service is unwavering. Today in 2012, we are privileged to be able to celebrate The Queen’s remarkable achievement with this fitting tribute, Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons, the sales of which will help to create an enduring legacy for the supreme craftsmanship that it represents.”

The creation of Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons has been a once-in-a-lifetime privilege for Master Blender Jim Beveridge and his apprentice Matthew Crow who have overseen the search, selection and expert blending of the whiskies. The final step of marrying has been carried out in casks made by the John Walker & Sons coopers using oak provided by kind permission of The Queen from her private Sandringham Estate.

Master Blender Jim Beveridge said: “An extraordinary amount of care and attention has gone into every stage of crafting this Scotch Whisky and there has been a great sense of excitement building towards today, when the full character and flavours of Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons will be revealed for the first time.”

John Walker & Sons has harnessed the skills of more than 60 fine artisans, including fellow Royal Warrant Holders and QEST Scholars to present and accompany the whisky.

The diamond shaped Baccarat crystal decanters stand on a crystal base with six radial legs to reflect the decades of The Queen’s enduring reign, and are adorned with Britannia silver. Leading Scottish silversmiths, Hamilton & Inches, has fashioned the collars set with a half-carat diamond, the Royal Arms, John Walker & Sons monogram and individually numbered seals.

Each edition also includes a pair of lead Cumbria Crystal glasses engraved by Philip Lawson Johnston and a commemorative artefact book, hand bound by Laura West at her Isle of Skye bindery and personalised for each owner by Sally Mangum, Calligrapher By Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen. All the elements will be housed in a chest made by cabinet makers N.E.J. Stevenson, incorporating oak from Sandringham and Caledonian pine from The Queen’s Balmoral Estate.

Chairman of QEST, Richard Watling, commented: “The creation of this beautiful work, a monument to the skills of its craftspeople and the definitive tribute to 60 years of Her Majesty’s reign is of enormous significance to QEST. The donation will enable us to significantly increase the number of scholarships we award, helping to secure the preservation of vital craft skills for generations to come.”

NOTES TO EDITORS

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— ‘Making of’ b-roll and short film
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— The making of and studio photography of Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons

ABOUT DIAMOND JUBILEE BY JOHN WALKER & SONS

John Walker & Sons is part of the Diageo Group.

It is the founding company behind Johnnie Walker(R), the world’s number one selling Scotch Whisky brand, enjoyed by people in almost 200 countries around the world.

The 60 editions of Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons will be released by John Walker & Sons for sale at GBP 100,000 (excluding UK VAT).

A minimum donation of GBP 1,000,000 from the sales of Diamond Jubilee by John Walker & Sons will be given to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST), a registered charity in England (number 802557). 10% will be paid to the charity through QEST Enterprises Ltd (which donates all its profits to the charity) and 90% will be paid to the charity direct.

ABOUT DIAGEO

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker(R), Guinness(TM), Smirnoff(TM), JEB(TM), Baileys(TM), Cuervo(TM), Tanqueray(TM) and Captain Morgan(TM).

Diageo is a global company, with its products sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands, and performance, visit us at Diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

Celebrating life, every day, everywhere.

SOURCE﹛John Walker & Sons

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February 8, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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MetaQuotes Software Corp. Announces the Release of the MetaTrader 4 Application for iOS Powered Devices

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LIMASSOL, Cyprus, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — MetaQuotes Software Corp.( http://www.metaquotes.net ) has released the mobile version of its popular MetaTrader 4 Trading Platform for iOS powered devices. This powerful online trading Application is now available to all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch MetaTrader 4 traders. MetaTrader 4 already supports over 350 brokerage firms worldwide and soon to add more.

The well known capabilities of the MetaTrader 4 mobile platform for iOS powered Devices will assist traders of all skill levels and experiences to trade Forex using an arsenal of technical analysis tools, technical indicators and through the ease of use in everyday activities. All these exciting features are available in the MetaTrader 4 iOS App.

“Online trading anytime and anywhere – a true mobility is now available with the MetaTrader 4 iOS Application,” Gaies Chreis, the company’s COO, says. “Our users have long waited for the mobile version of the program for iOS powered devices. We’ve done our best to provide a high-quality tool for mobile Forex trading, which will become an indispensable assistant.”

The MetaTrader 4 trading platform( http://www.metatrader4.com ) has been designed to work with PDAs and Mobile Smartphones. Both editions, developed for Microsoft Windows Pocket PC and Windows Mobile, have proved extremely popular. For this reason the company decided to extend the availability of such mobile applications as per current smartphone market trends, with the development of iOS mobile Applications and soon to follow MetaTrader 4 Android Application. MetaTrader 4 iOS Application is the first step in this direction.

About the company

MetaQuotes Software Corp. is a professional development company of software applications for financial markets. With more than a decade of experience, the company is currently a market leader providing one of the best trading software for Forex. The company’s MetaTrader 4 trading platform is the world’s most popular Forex trading platform.

SOURCE﹛MetaQuotes Software Corp.

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February 8, 2012 at 12:08 pm

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Mary J Blige Joins Forces With Belvedere Vodka and (RED) (TM) to Help Save Lives

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Award-winning, multi-platinum singer Mary J Blige will be performing at a private pre-Grammy event on February, 9th 2012 to celebrate the partnership of Belvedere( http://www.facebook.com/belvederevodka ), the world’s first super premium vodka and (RED)(TM).( http://www.facebook.com/joinred )

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The exclusive performance will be followed by a private party at Bardot, Los Angeles to help raise awareness around HIV/AIDS and emphasize the need for consumers to unite in support of programs that help eliminate HIV and AIDS in Africa.

In winter 2011, BELVEDERE (PRODUCT)[RED(TM)] Special Edition bottle( http://www.facebook.com/belvederevodka ) launched to raise proceeds for the Global Fund(TM) to fight HIV/AIDS. The (RED)( http://www.joinred.com ) inspired packaging will contain the same unadulterated and naturally smooth(R) Belvedere vodka enthusiasts have always enjoyed. 50% of Belvedere’s profits from the global sale of (BELVEDERE)[RED]( http://www.facebook.com/belvederevodka ) will contribute to the Global Fund.

Mary J Blige said: “I’m delighted to be supporting (Belvedere) RED in their fight against HIV & AIDS in Africa. It is one of the most devastating issues faced by millions in Africa and if we can raise awareness with this event and encourage people to buy (PRODUCT) RED, we’ll be one step closer to an HIV / AIDS free generation in 2015.”

Fans can watch the party build up and Mary J Blige’s performance live via Facebook at approximately 10.45pm (PST). The event will be streamed to http://www.facebook.com/belvederevodka. Media can download images and B-Roll footage from the event at 6am Friday 10th February 2012, please visit http://www.epklink.com/BelvedereRedWithMaryJBlige

NOTES TO EDITOR

First introduced to North America in 1996, Belvedere Vodka was the first to create a new standard for excellence in the vodka category and is credited with creating the luxury vodka segment. Today, Belvedere’s distinctive character and uncompromising integrity are recognized internationally by discriminating vodka enthusiasts, who appreciate its all-natural, additive-free character. Made entirely from Dankowskie Gold Rye and blended with water from its own pristine source, Belvedere Vodka’s taste profile is distinctively soft with a subtle sweetness and naturally smooth, clean finish.

For further information on (BELVEDERE)[RED]at the Grammy Awards 2012, visit http://www.facebook.com/belvederevodka

SOURCE﹛Belvedere Vodka

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February 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

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Quantum3D to Demonstrate Award-Winning Virtual Simulation Training Solutions at the Singapore Airshow

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Quantum3D Showcasing ExpeditionDI, Mantis Real-Time Management Scene Management Software and Thermite Embedded Systems

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Quantum3D, Inc.( http://www.quantum3d.com ), a leading provider of visual computing solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced its award-winning products will be on display during the Singapore Airshow( http://www.singaporeairshow.com ) from Feb. 14-19. Quantum3D will be showcasing its ExpeditionDI(R), the industry’s first self-contained, wearable and fully-immersive close combat infantry simulator training platform, Mantis Real-Time Management Scene Management software platform for flight simulation, and its leading line of Thermite ruggedized embedded computers.

“As one of the world’s largest aviation and defense shows, the Singapore Airshow provides an ideal international platform for Quantum3D to showcase our leading technologies in virtual training solutions,” said Arthur Yan, president, Quantum3D. “Our solutions are well-known in the United States, and we are excited to expand our presence and exposure globally at the show.”

Quantum3D will be demonstrating a range of leading virtual training systems at their booth (#T76, US Pavilion), including a two-soldier demo of its ExpeditionDI combat simulator training platform as well as Mantis Real-Time Scene Management software for flight simulation applications. Following are additional details on the Quantum3D products that will be showcased and displayed:

— ExpeditionDI — Designed to provide a realistic, immersive 3D training experience deployable on-base or in-theater for individual or squad-based training, as well as large scale joint training operations, ExpeditionDI is equipped with a high-resolution Head Mounted Display (HMD) and fully integrated wearable computing pack to respond simultaneously to multiple body and weapon movements. These advanced technologies enable an infantry squad to move through and interact in a virtual environment while fighting and communicating as they would in a real-world combat situation.
— Mantis Real-Time Scene Management Software — Delivering high-resolution imagery, Mantis offers a wide range of PC hardware configuration to match any simulation application, including fixed- and rotary-wing flight simulation, ground vehicle simulation, tank simulation, mission rehearsal, sensor simulation, and more. Mantis features a full range of special effects, sensors, weather, and lighting, along with mission-critical functions such as height-above-terrain and line-of-sight intersection testing. Mantis is fully customizable to provide unique effects and specific features to meet the demands of any simulation and training needs and also supports additional plug-ins, such as ocean effects, and rotorwash for an even greater sense of realism.
— Thermite Family of Ruggedized Computers — Designed to endure some of the most severe environmental and temperature conditions, from extreme weather to vibrations and shock, Quantum3D’s award-winning line of Thermite embedded systems provide high-performance in field-deployed computing to meet the computing and operation needs of demanding military and aerospace environments.

For more information on ExpeditionDI, Mantis Real-Time Scene Management, or Quantum3D’s line of Thermite systems, visit Quantum3D’s website( http://www.quantum3d.com ).

About Quantum3D

Quantum3D, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, real-time visual computing solutions. Quantum3D combines the most advanced hardware and software systems for graphics simulation in a variety of markets and implementations — image generation; tactical computing for avionics; vehicle and man-wearable applications; synthetic environments; graphics subsystems; and other COTS solutions. Quantum3D is a privately-held company headquartered in San Jose, California.

For more information about Quantum3D real-time visual computing solutions, please visit http://www.quantum3d.com.

Quantum3D, the Quantum3D logo, are registered trademarks or registered trademarks of Quantum3D. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE﹛Quantum3D, Inc.

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February 8, 2012 at 11:34 am

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