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CoMO calls for parents to be aware that meningitis vaccines do not fully protect against all types of the disease

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PERTH, Australia, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — New research presented at the European Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID) Annual Meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece shows that most parents (61%) surveyed as part of an international study of six countries are unaware that current vaccinations do not protect their children from all forms of meningitis.(1) The data from the survey of parents with infants under the age of two also show that only 16% of parents surveyed know that children under 12 months are at greatest risk of contracting the killer disease.(1)

Meningitis is a potentially deadly inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, which can be the result of a virus, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and can be associated with a potentially life-threatening blood infection (sepsis).(2,3) Each year hundreds of thousands of people around the world die from meningitis, or suffer life-long disabilities. Bacterial meningitis, which is the most severe and common form, causes around 170,000 deaths globally every year.(3,4) While the disease can affect people of all ages, infants, children and adolescents are at an increased risk of infection.(5)

Further results from the study showed that:(1)

— Fewer than 4 in 10 parents (900/2460) knew their child
had already received a meningococcal vaccine.
— Parents in Australia, Canada, Spain and the UK were more
likely to know if their child had been vaccinated against
meningococcal disease, compared to parents in France, Germany
and Sweden.
— Almost 50% of Swedish parents said they were unsure of their
child’s meningococcal vaccine status.
— Compared with parents in other countries, parents in France
and the UK were more likely to realise there were other types
of meningitis not covered by current vaccines.
— After exposure to meningococcal B disease (MenB) information
more parents (68% vs. 54% prior to seeing this information)
predicted they would be highly likely to accept vaccination
for their child (0-6 months of age) against MenB, if approved
and recommended by their child’s healthcare provider.
— Parents in Australia, Spain, and the UK were the most likely
to allow their child to receive MenB vaccination; French parents
were relatively less likely.

Although great strides have been made over the last decade with the introduction of vaccines for some types of meningitis, there is currently no broadly-effective vaccine to protect against MenB.(6) Candidate vaccines for this type of meningitis are currently in development.

One of the Confederation of Meningitis Organisation’s (CoMO’s) founding members based in the UK, The Meningitis Trust, was involved in the study. Sue Davie, Chief Executive and co-author of the international survey, commented on the lack of awareness about vaccine protection against meningitis.

“This misunderstanding about meningitis vaccine protection suggests that the majority of parents do not consider meningitis when their child is ill, thinking they are protected. Sadly, this can cost lives or lead to a child facing a future changed forever with devastating after-effects,” Sue Davie said.

“We have to address this complacency as a matter of urgency and ensure meningitis remains at the forefront of parents’ minds while there are not vaccines available for all types of this disease.”

Commenting on the global significance of the data, Bruce Langoulant, President and Member of the Governing Council of CoMO and father of a meningitis survivor with significant disabilities said: “We are proud that one of our founding members, The Meningitis Trust, has been involved in such significant global research. It’s clear from the new data presented that there is potentially a worldwide lack of awareness that meningitis vaccines do not fully protect against all types of the disease – something that the global community needs to work on. In the absence of vaccines for all types of meningitis, it is critically important that parents know the signs and symptoms of meningitis and understand the urgency to treat the disease.”

To drive better awareness of the signs and symptoms of meningitis, CoMO recently launched a video entitled ‘If I’d known then what I know now’ that features a range of people affected by meningitis and shares their knowledge in an effort to educate others and reduce the incidence of those impacted by the disease.The video can be accessed at: http://www.youtube.com/user/COMOmeningitis/featured.

Notes to Editors

About the Survey

— 2,460 parents (with a child under two) and 725 healthcare
professionals from across Europe, Canada and Australia
were surveyed.
— The countries surveyed were Australia, France, Germany,
Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
— The survey was conducted between 5 September and 1
November 2011.
— The survey was conducted by IPSOS Healthcare on behalf of
Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics, who sponsored the research.

About Meningitis
Meningitis is an inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, and can be the result of infection by bacteria, viruses and fungi.(2) Bacterial meningitis is the most serious type of meningitis, and it is often associated with a potentially life-threatening blood infection (sepsis).(2,3) The most common bacteria causing meningitis and septicaemia are Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal) and Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcal).(3)

Meningitis can develop rapidly and its symptoms often resemble the flu (e.g., fever, drowsiness and headache), which makes it difficult for doctors to diagnose and patients/family members to recognise.(5) Even with early and appropriate treatment, the rates of death and serious long-term effects of the disease can be high.(2) Survivors often suffer serious long-term consequences, such as deafness, brain damage, and limb loss.(2,4) While the disease can affect people of all ages, infants, children and adolescents are at an increased risk of infection.(5) Immunisation against bacterial meningitis with those vaccines that are available is essential;(2) no one should suffer from this disease.

About the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO)
CoMO was founded in September 2004, at the close of a World Conference of Meningitis Organisations. Encouraged by the information shared at the meeting, 20 delegates formed CoMO in order to help support the fight against meningitis by emphasising the global burden of the disease and supporting the establishment of new meningitis and children’s health organisations.

CoMO now has 34 members in 22 countries around the globe. The global organisation is focussed on stopping meningitis worldwide and supporting its member organisations in raising awareness about meningitis, growing its membership base to provide support to as many countries across the world as possible, and supporting those dealing with the potentially devastating consequences of this disease.

To learn more about CoMO and its member organisations, visit http://www.comoonline.org.

References
(1) Rodrigo C, Bakhache P, Rose M, et al. Parental awareness and knowledge about invasive meningococcal disease: results of a multinational survey. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, 8-12 May 2012.
(2) WHO. Meningococcal meningitis. Fact sheet No141. December 2011. Available at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs141/en/index.html. Accessed March 2012
(3) CDC. Meningitis questions & answers. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/about/index.html. Accessed March 2012.
(4) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (The Pink Book: Course Textbook). 10th Edition, 2nd printing. February 2008 update. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/mening.pdf. Accessed March 2012.
(5) CDC. Factsheet: Meningococcal Disease and Meningococcal Vaccine. November 16, 2011. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/vac-mening-fs.htm. Accessed March 2012.
(6) Meningitis Trust factsheet. Meningitis vaccines: The facts. Available at: http://www.meningitis-trust.org/meningitis-info/what-is-meningitis/vaccines. Accessed April 2012.

SOURCE﹛Confederation of Meningitis Organisations

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May 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm

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FEAST Projects is Proud to Announce FIVE – HONG KONG, a Performance by RASHAAD NEWSOME on 18 May 2012

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HONG KONG, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — FEAST Projects proudly inaugurates a new second space with a special performance by artist Rashaad Newsome. Newsome will present FIVE – HONG KONG in FEAST’s new space, a former mechanic’s garage with a total of 3,000 sq ft and six-meter ceiling in Hong Kong. FIVE is an official part of the VIP Programme of the 2012 Hong Kong International Art Fair (ART HK 2012). Specifically adapted for the city, the artist will feature a dynamic composition between local musicians playing traditional Chinese instruments, renowned opera singer Stefanos Koroneos, distinguished rapper SCANZ, and several NYC-based vogue dancers — all coordinated by Newsome.

Cocktails and a DJ party will be held before and after the performance at FEAST Projects gallery space on May 18th from 7 -9:30PM. FIVE will begin at 8pm. RSVP is essential as space is limited for this event.

FIVE – HONG KONG BY RASHAAD NEWSOME
18 May 2012, 7PM to 9:30PM, Performance at 8PM
(Artist Rashaad Newsome will be present)

About Rashaad Newsome

Celebrated artist, at only 32 years old, Rashaad Newsome has been included in a number of noteworthy projects and exhibitions. Highlights include: Venice Biennale 2011, Whitney Biennial 2010, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s MATRIX series, le Centre Pompidou, Greater New York 2010, Art Basel Miami 2011, and MOVE at MoMA PS1 where he collaborated with fashion designer Alexander Wang; additionally he has earned 16 prestigious art prizes and residencies.

FIVE is a multimedia performance that redefines how performance art is chronicled beyond the traditional mediums of video and photography. Through the Hong Kong presentation of the work, Rashaad Newsome brings together an ensemble of creative fields and cultures into one performance while serving as a platform to transcend vogue’s marginalization, enabling it to take its rightful place as a legitimate art form. Another version of FIVE was performed at Miami Art Museum during Art Basel Miami. At FEAST Projects, Newsome will adapt his piece to China by collaborating with musicians playing the Dizi, Erhu, Guzheng, Yangqin and Chinese drums, allowing the free interaction and juxtaposition between Chinese orchestra, Western opera, rap and hip-hop.

“For Rashaad the creative process of a performance is always alive, and evolving. I am amazed at how he combines elements from different art forms he sees in museums, on the street, or MTV and creates a mash up that transcends and unifies. I am thrilled to be able to present his premiere show in Asia for ARTHK 12.” says Philippe Koutouzis, Director of FEAST Projects.

Born out of Harlem’s ballroom scene in the 1960s and introduced to a mainstream audience by Madonna’s song “Vogue”, the vogue dance form is highly stylized, and inspired by fashion models’ postures and attitudes. FIVE offers an evolved and reframed view of vogue. It introduces and explores the five elements of the dance form: hands, duck walking, cat walk, floor performance, and dip spins. “I view these performances as drawings, with the dancers acting as my pen, creating lines, shapes, landscapes, and an array of narratives,” explains Rashaad Newsome.

About FEAST Projects

Founded by Philippe Koutouzis in 2010, FEAST Projects produces experimental projects through collaboration with both established and emerging contemporary artists. Represented are works in classical mediums, as well as works involving the new convergence of art, music, performance, film and design. Global in outlook FEAST Projects represents artists from around the world, including Ron Arad, Chu Teh-Chun, Feng Shuo, Fensterbank, Rene Iche, Liu Wei (b.1965), Marlene Mocquet, Carr Patterson, T’ang Haywen, Tie Ying, Xie Lei, Zao Wou-Ki, amongst others.

The 2,500 sq ft central gallery space is located in Unit 307, 3/F, Harbour Industrial Centre, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong while the newly acquired 3,000 sq ft raw space is located in No.2, G/F, Harbour Industrial Centre, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong.

About ART HK

ART HK is organized by Asian Art Fairs Ltd. and produced in collaboration with Art Basel. Back for its fifth year, ART HK 12 will take place 17-20 May 2012, preview 16 May, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year, ART HK 12 will showcase the very best in contemporary art from 266 galleries representing 39 International territories. The Fair is accompanied by an exciting VIP Programme of events showcasing the best that Hong Kong has to offer culturally as well as socially, and an extensive talks program featuring a world class line-up of speakers. ART HK is the only fair in Asia bringing together such an exceptional scope of work.

FEAST Projects
Unit 307, 3/F, Harbour Industrial Centre,
10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau
HONG KONG
12 – 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Tel: +852.2553.9522
http://www.feastprojects.com
info@feastprojects.com

For further information, please contact:

Kate Tai
Tel: +852-2553-9522
Email: katetai@feastprojects.com

SOURCE﹛Feast Project

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May 15, 2012 at 4:22 pm

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2012 Children-Baby-Maternity Expo (CBME) Innovation Product Awards Call for Nominations Now Open

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Asia’s largest and the world’s second event for the Child, Baby and Maternity industry to hold fourth annual innovation product awards

SHANGHAI, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Now in its fourth year, the call for nominations for 2012 Children-Baby-Maternity Expo (CBME) Innovation Product Awards, is now open until 31st May. The CBME Innovation Product Awards celebrates the most innovative products across Asia in design from function to creativity. Industry and community members can also participate in the awards by voting online (www.cbmexpo.com) from early June to 17th July and onsite at the 12th Annual Children-Baby-Maternity Expo from 18th – 20th July. The winners and finalists will be announced on 20th July at CBME 2012 which will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

Originally conceived to encourage independent research and development on safer quality products for mothers and babies, the CBME Innovation Product Awards continues the tradition by providing a platform for inspiring innovative products meeting the highest standards. Award Categories include:

— Baby and Maternity Products
— Babies’ and Children’s Furniture
— Babies’ and Children’s Apparel
— Toys, Educational Products and Souvenirs
— Children-Baby-Maternity Food, Health Care Items

Winners of the 2011 CBME Innovation Awards include Beijing’s Inere International Trading Co. Ltd for their Lucky Rabbit Bed’s unique design; Hangzhou Sunrise Trade Co., Ltd’s MAM Perfect Pacifier withinnovative “caressing” features; and Shanghai Les Enphants Children Articles Co,. Ltd’s for their Joie Dining Chair and it’s easy to use features and comfort for babies.

(Photo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/05/14/20120514122030548051.html )

“The Innovation Product Awards are one of the most popular activities onsite at CBME. Exhibitors and visitors alike participate actively every year in a combined goal to drive innovation and creativity for the children, baby, maternity industry,” said Athena Gong, CBME General Manager. “Furthermore, we pride ourselves in producing an awards program and exhibition that upholds the highest quality of certified products which also adheres to intellectual property guidelines and laws.”

For more information on the Child-Baby-Maternity Industry Expo, 2012 Children-Baby-Maternity Expo (CBME) Innovation Product Awards and view all previous winners, please visit http://www.cbmexpo.com.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Fanny Kwok, Marketing Manager, CBME
Tel: +86 20 86266235
Email: fanny.kwok@ubm.com

Notes to Editors:

1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 18 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jeweler traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

SOURCE﹛UBM China

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May 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

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Supermicro(R) Launches Widest Range of UP Server Platforms Supporting Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1200 v2

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Advanced UP Server Solutions Optimized for Low Power 22nm 3D Tri-Gate Processors Deliver Maximum Performance with Highest Energy Efficiency

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, announces immediate availability of a wide array of single processor (UP) systems and motherboards supporting Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1200 v2 (Ivy Bridge) processor family. Supermicro’s new platforms boost system performance with upgraded PCI-E 3.0 bus speed and DDR3-1600MHz memory bandwidth. Server solutions include the high-density 3U, 8x node, MicroCloud(TM) (5037MC-H8TRF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/3U/5037/SYS-5037MC-H8TRF.cfm )) providing cost-effective performance for cloud computing, data center and web hosting. A wide variety of other systems include server appliances for networking/embedded applications (5017C-LF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-lf.cfm ), 5017C-MF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-mf.cfm ), 5017C-TF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-tf.cfm )); mainstream server systems with optional Supermicro Battery Backup Power (BBP(TM)) modules (PWS206B-1R) for mission-critical reliability; and gateway/security/DVR/media transcoding and broadcast solutions (5017C-MTF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-mtf.cfm ), 5017C-MTRF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-mtrf.cfm ), 1017C-TF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/1017/sys-1017c-tf.cfm )), plus server towers for small/mid-size business applications, file/storage serving, and remote desktop applications (5037C-i( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/tower/5037/sys-5037c-i.cfm ), 5037C-T( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/tower/5037/sys-5037c-t.cfm )).

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120514/AQ06135)

“Supermicro offers the advantage of diverse product lines with the most earth-friendly, ‘future-proof’ designs,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Strong engineering expertise allows us to consistently deliver the latest energy efficient computing technologies first to market across the widest selection of platforms. Our Ivy Bridge solutions are optimized and ready for the new 22nm, Tri-Gate microarchitecture delivering higher performance and energy efficiency with lower TDP compared to previous generation solutions. Supermicro’s current UP Sandy Bridge systems and boards only need a BIOS upgrade without any hardware changes to make these systems capable of supporting the new Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 series processors.”

“Customers today are looking for computing solutions that offer better energy efficiency and more flexibility without compromising performance,” said Boyd Davis, VP and GM of Intel’s Datacenter Infrastructure Group. “Intel welcomes Supermicro’s new generation of server platforms, which have been built on the Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor family’s leadership performance and breakthrough I/O capabilities. Supermicro is able to offer optimized solutions for customers across a broad spectrum of workloads and segments, including Green Computing.”

Along with complete systems, Supermicro has a full line of Ivy Bridge based motherboards which provide the foundation of its Server Building Block Solutions(R). A wide range of motherboards featuring the H2 socket (X9SCD-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scd-f.cfm ) (for MicroCloud), X9SCM( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scm.cfm )/-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scm-f.cfm ), X9SCL/-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scl-f.cfm )/+-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scl_-f.cfm ), X9SCA( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sca.cfm )/-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sca-f.cfm ), X9SCM-IIF, X9SCi-LN4( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sci-ln4.cfm )/-LN4F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sci-ln4f.cfm ), X9SPU-F, X9SAE/-V, C7P67( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/core/p67/c7p67.cfm )) are available for server, workstation, desktop and embedded applications. This diverse lineup of products allows systems integrators and resellers to build application optimized solutions that address the widest variety of business, commercial and industrial needs.

For more information on Supermicro’s complete line of high-performance, high-efficiency server and storage solutions, visit http://www.supermicro.com.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro(R) (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions(R) for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green(R)” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, SuperServer, MicroCloud, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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SOURCE﹛Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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May 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm

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JetBrains Rolls Out Free .NET Decompiler

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PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

A brand new free-of-charge .NET decompiler from JetBrains brings intelligent navigation and code insight features to the entire .NET developer community

JetBrains(R), creators of popular productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, today released the first major version of dotPeek, their .NET decompiler and assembly browser.

(LOGO: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120425/527217 )

The main idea behind dotPeek is to make high-quality decompiling available to everyone in the .NET community, by providing it free of charge. This offering comes with powerful navigation and search features akin to those found in JetBrains ReSharper, a renowned productivity extension for Microsoft Visual Studio.

While this is the inaugural release of dotPeek as a standalone tool, the underlying decompiler technology has been publicly available for quite a while. Within the last year, decompiling functionality was included in the latest version of JetBrains ReSharper, as well as JetBrains dotTrace Performance – a powerful profiler for detecting performance bottlenecks in .NET applications.

“It is easy to get used to good tools. We are typically spoiled by the intelligence we add to every product, and dotPeek was no exception,” said Leonid Shalupov, dotPeek Lead Developer. “Being able to easily navigate, search, review decompiled artifacts was as essential for us as having these features in a source code editor. So, here it is: an intelligent .NET decompiler, which is also free for all.”

Key features of dotPeek include:

— Decompiling .NET 1.0-4.5 assemblies to C#.
— Support for regular assemblies and executables, Windows 8 .winmd
files, code archives, NuGet and VSIX packages.
— Instant jump to a specific type, assembly, symbol, or type member.
— Effortless navigation to symbol declarations, implementations,
derived and base symbols, among other navigation options.
— Accurate search for symbol usages with advanced presentation of
search results.
— Quick overview of code structure and hierarchy.
— Connecting to symbol and source servers to fetch original source
code, if available.
— Keyboard shortcuts for most actions.

To learn more about dotPeek and download it for free, please visit http://www.jetbrains.com/decompiler?pr

About JetBrains

JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for its innovative, award-winning Java(TM) integrated development environment, IntelliJ(TM) IDEA (see details on the web at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea); ReSharper – a productivity tool for .NET developers (see http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper); TeamCity – a continuous integration and build management environment (http://www.jetbrains.com/teamcity); and YouTrack – an intelligent issue and bug tracker (http://www.jetbrains.com/youtrack), among others. JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg, Russia; Munich, Germany; and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information see http://www.jetbrains.com.

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Note to Editors: JetBrains, IntelliJ, IntelliJ IDEA, ReSharper, dotPeek, TeamCity, and YouTrack are trademarks or registered trademarks of JetBrains, s.r.o. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

SOURCE﹛JetBrains

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May 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

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MetaTrader 5 Integrated With Integral FX Grid

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LIMASSOL, Cyprus, May 14, 2012/PRNewswire-Asia/ —

MetaQuotes Software Corp.( http://www.metaquotes.net ) announces integration of its MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform with FX Grid(R), a global inter-institutional connectivity and trading network developed by Integral Development Corp.( http://www.integral.com ) Thus the brokers that use MetaTrader 5 get access to one more liquidity platform in the forex market.

The MetaTrader 5( http://www.metatrader5.com ) connects to Integral through new gateway, which was developed by MetaQuotes Software Corp. The connection of the trading platform with the diverse sources of liquidity on FX Grid has obvious advantages: brokers receive additional means for covering risk, and traders can access better prices.

MetaQuotes Software Corp. is consistently moving towards integration of MetaTrader 5 with various liquidity providers in the forex market. The platform is already integrated with well-known providers like CitiFX Pro( http://www.metatrader5.com/en/news/341 ), Currenex( http://www.currenex.com ). Having connected the Integral network to the platform, the company is going to turn their efforts to integration with stock exchanges.

“We have tried to offer the best Forex liquidity providers to our customers,” said Gaies Chreis, COO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. “Having introduced the MetaTrader 5 Integral Gateway in our trading platform, we believe that we’ve given a sufficiently wide choice to our customers, and they will have no problem choosing the one that suits their needs. Now we want to focus on the MetaTrader 5 integration with exchanges.”

The MetaTrader 5 platform is already integrated with a number of different stock exchanges around the world, like Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange( http://www.metatrader5.com/en/news/348 ), Singapore Mercantile Exchange( http://www.metatrader5.com/en/news/336 ), RTS( http://www.metatrader5.com/en/news/129 ) and others.

Integral develops and operates FX Grid(R), a global Multi-sided Trading technology connecting active market participants with all major sources of FX liquidity, and offering more than 100 financial instruments for trading (major currency pairs, cross rates, exotic pairs and precious metals).

“Integration of MetaTrader 5 with Integral now provides access to the broadest market available,” added Harpal Sandhu, CEO, Integral Development Corp. “We are looking forward to expanding our success with MetaQuotes to ensure the best possible service to our customers.”

About MetaQuotes

MetaQuotes Software Corp. is a professional developer of software applications for financial markets. With more than a decade of experience, the company is a market leader, providing one of the best Forex trading software solutions. The company’s MetaTrader 5 trading platform provides features for trading not only on the Forex market but also direct on stock exchanges.
Company website: http://www.metaquotes.net

SOURCE﹛MetaQuotes Software Corp.

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May 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

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MetaTrader 5 Integrated With Integral FX Grid

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LIMASSOL, Cyprus, May 14, 2012/PRNewswire-Asia/ —

MetaQuotes Software Corp.( http://www.metaquotes.net ) announces integration of its MetaTrader 5 Trading Platform with FX Grid(R), a global inter-institutional connectivity and trading network developed by Integral Development Corp.( http://www.integral.com ) Thus the brokers that use MetaTrader 5 get access to one more liquidity platform in the forex market.

The MetaTrader 5( http://www.metatrader5.com ) connects to Integral through new gateway, which was developed by MetaQuotes Software Corp. The connection of the trading platform with the diverse sources of liquidity on FX Grid has obvious advantages: brokers receive additional means for covering risk, and traders can access better prices.

MetaQuotes Software Corp. is consistently moving towards integration of MetaTrader 5 with various liquidity providers in the forex market. The platform is already integrated with well-known providers like CitiFX Pro( http://www.metatrader5.com/en/news/341 ), Currenex( http://www.currenex.com ). Having connected the Integral network to the platform, the company is going to turn their efforts to integration with stock exchanges.

“We have tried to offer the best Forex liquidity providers to our customers,” said Gaies Chreis, COO of MetaQuotes Software Corp. “Having introduced the MetaTrader 5 Integral Gateway in our trading platform, we believe that we’ve given a sufficiently wide choice to our customers, and they will have no problem choosing the one that suits their needs. Now we want to focus on the MetaTrader 5 integration with exchanges.”

The MetaTrader 5 platform is already integrated with a number of different stock exchanges around the world, like Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange( http://www.metatrader5.com/en/news/348 ), Singapore Mercantile Exchange( http://www.metatrader5.com/en/news/336 ), RTS( http://www.metatrader5.com/en/news/129 ) and others.

Integral develops and operates FX Grid(R), a global Multi-sided Trading technology connecting active market participants with all major sources of FX liquidity, and offering more than 100 financial instruments for trading (major currency pairs, cross rates, exotic pairs and precious metals).

“Integration of MetaTrader 5 with Integral now provides access to the broadest market available,” added Harpal Sandhu, CEO, Integral Development Corp. “We are looking forward to expanding our success with MetaQuotes to ensure the best possible service to our customers.”

About MetaQuotes

MetaQuotes Software Corp. is a professional developer of software applications for financial markets. With more than a decade of experience, the company is a market leader, providing one of the best Forex trading software solutions. The company’s MetaTrader 5 trading platform provides features for trading not only on the Forex market but also direct on stock exchanges.
Company website: http://www.metaquotes.net

SOURCE﹛MetaQuotes Software Corp.

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May 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm

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Supermicro(R) Launches Widest Range of UP Server Platforms Supporting Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1200 v2

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Advanced UP Server Solutions Optimized for Low Power 22nm 3D Tri-Gate Processors Deliver Maximum Performance with Highest Energy Efficiency

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, announces immediate availability of a wide array of single processor (UP) systems and motherboards supporting Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1200 v2 (Ivy Bridge) processor family. Supermicro’s new platforms boost system performance with upgraded PCI-E 3.0 bus speed and DDR3-1600MHz memory bandwidth. Server solutions include the high-density 3U, 8x node, MicroCloud(TM) (5037MC-H8TRF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/3U/5037/SYS-5037MC-H8TRF.cfm )) providing cost-effective performance for cloud computing, data center and web hosting. A wide variety of other systems include server appliances for networking/embedded applications (5017C-LF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-lf.cfm ), 5017C-MF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-mf.cfm ), 5017C-TF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-tf.cfm )); mainstream server systems with optional Supermicro Battery Backup Power (BBP(TM)) modules (PWS206B-1R) for mission-critical reliability; and gateway/security/DVR/media transcoding and broadcast solutions (5017C-MTF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-mtf.cfm ), 5017C-MTRF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-mtrf.cfm ), 1017C-TF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/1017/sys-1017c-tf.cfm )), plus server towers for small/mid-size business applications, file/storage serving, and remote desktop applications (5037C-i( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/tower/5037/sys-5037c-i.cfm ), 5037C-T( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/tower/5037/sys-5037c-t.cfm )).

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120514/AQ06135)

“Supermicro offers the advantage of diverse product lines with the most earth-friendly, ‘future-proof’ designs,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Strong engineering expertise allows us to consistently deliver the latest energy efficient computing technologies first to market across the widest selection of platforms. Our Ivy Bridge solutions are optimized and ready for the new 22nm, Tri-Gate microarchitecture delivering higher performance and energy efficiency with lower TDP compared to previous generation solutions. Supermicro’s current UP Sandy Bridge systems and boards only need a BIOS upgrade without any hardware changes to make these systems capable of supporting the new Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 series processors.”

“Customers today are looking for computing solutions that offer better energy efficiency and more flexibility without compromising performance,” said Boyd Davis, VP and GM of Intel’s Datacenter Infrastructure Group. “Intel welcomes Supermicro’s new generation of server platforms, which have been built on the Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor family’s leadership performance and breakthrough I/O capabilities. Supermicro is able to offer optimized solutions for customers across a broad spectrum of workloads and segments, including Green Computing.”

Along with complete systems, Supermicro has a full line of Ivy Bridge based motherboards which provide the foundation of its Server Building Block Solutions(R). A wide range of motherboards featuring the H2 socket (X9SCD-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scd-f.cfm ) (for MicroCloud), X9SCM( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scm.cfm )/-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scm-f.cfm ), X9SCL/-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scl-f.cfm )/+-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scl_-f.cfm ), X9SCA( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sca.cfm )/-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sca-f.cfm ), X9SCM-IIF, X9SCi-LN4( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sci-ln4.cfm )/-LN4F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sci-ln4f.cfm ), X9SPU-F, X9SAE/-V, C7P67( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/core/p67/c7p67.cfm )) are available for server, workstation, desktop and embedded applications. This diverse lineup of products allows systems integrators and resellers to build application optimized solutions that address the widest variety of business, commercial and industrial needs.

For more information on Supermicro’s complete line of high-performance, high-efficiency server and storage solutions, visit http://www.supermicro.com.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro(R) (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions(R) for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green(R)” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, SuperServer, MicroCloud, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SMCI-F

SOURCE﹛Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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May 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm

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Supermicro(R) Launches Widest Range of UP Server Platforms Supporting Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1200 v2

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Advanced UP Server Solutions Optimized for Low Power 22nm 3D Tri-Gate Processors Deliver Maximum Performance with Highest Energy Efficiency

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, announces immediate availability of a wide array of single processor (UP) systems and motherboards supporting Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3-1200 v2 (Ivy Bridge) processor family. Supermicro’s new platforms boost system performance with upgraded PCI-E 3.0 bus speed and DDR3-1600MHz memory bandwidth. Server solutions include the high-density 3U, 8x node, MicroCloud(TM) (5037MC-H8TRF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/3U/5037/SYS-5037MC-H8TRF.cfm )) providing cost-effective performance for cloud computing, data center and web hosting. A wide variety of other systems include server appliances for networking/embedded applications (5017C-LF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-lf.cfm ), 5017C-MF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-mf.cfm ), 5017C-TF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-tf.cfm )); mainstream server systems with optional Supermicro Battery Backup Power (BBP(TM)) modules (PWS206B-1R) for mission-critical reliability; and gateway/security/DVR/media transcoding and broadcast solutions (5017C-MTF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-mtf.cfm ), 5017C-MTRF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/5017/sys-5017c-mtrf.cfm ), 1017C-TF( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/1u/1017/sys-1017c-tf.cfm )), plus server towers for small/mid-size business applications, file/storage serving, and remote desktop applications (5037C-i( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/tower/5037/sys-5037c-i.cfm ), 5037C-T( http://www.supermicro.com/products/system/tower/5037/sys-5037c-t.cfm )).

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120514/AQ06135)

“Supermicro offers the advantage of diverse product lines with the most earth-friendly, ‘future-proof’ designs,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Strong engineering expertise allows us to consistently deliver the latest energy efficient computing technologies first to market across the widest selection of platforms. Our Ivy Bridge solutions are optimized and ready for the new 22nm, Tri-Gate microarchitecture delivering higher performance and energy efficiency with lower TDP compared to previous generation solutions. Supermicro’s current UP Sandy Bridge systems and boards only need a BIOS upgrade without any hardware changes to make these systems capable of supporting the new Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 series processors.”

“Customers today are looking for computing solutions that offer better energy efficiency and more flexibility without compromising performance,” said Boyd Davis, VP and GM of Intel’s Datacenter Infrastructure Group. “Intel welcomes Supermicro’s new generation of server platforms, which have been built on the Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor family’s leadership performance and breakthrough I/O capabilities. Supermicro is able to offer optimized solutions for customers across a broad spectrum of workloads and segments, including Green Computing.”

Along with complete systems, Supermicro has a full line of Ivy Bridge based motherboards which provide the foundation of its Server Building Block Solutions(R). A wide range of motherboards featuring the H2 socket (X9SCD-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scd-f.cfm ) (for MicroCloud), X9SCM( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scm.cfm )/-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scm-f.cfm ), X9SCL/-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scl-f.cfm )/+-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9scl_-f.cfm ), X9SCA( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sca.cfm )/-F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sca-f.cfm ), X9SCM-IIF, X9SCi-LN4( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sci-ln4.cfm )/-LN4F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/xeon/c202_c204/x9sci-ln4f.cfm ), X9SPU-F, X9SAE/-V, C7P67( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/core/p67/c7p67.cfm )) are available for server, workstation, desktop and embedded applications. This diverse lineup of products allows systems integrators and resellers to build application optimized solutions that address the widest variety of business, commercial and industrial needs.

For more information on Supermicro’s complete line of high-performance, high-efficiency server and storage solutions, visit http://www.supermicro.com.

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro(R) (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions(R) for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green(R)” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, SuperServer, MicroCloud, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SMCI-F

SOURCE﹛Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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May 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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Mandarin Orchard Singapore Wins Prestigious International Hotel Award for Best Hotel in Singapore

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SINGAPORE, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Mandarin Orchard Singapore, the flagship hotel of award-winning Asian hospitality group Meritus Hotels & Resorts, emerged the overall winner in the Best Hotel category for Singapore at the International Hotel Awards (Asia Pacific) 2012-2013.
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The coveted distinction was officially presented at a high profile gala dinner that saw the attendance of industry luminaries and representatives of competing hotel brands from eighteen different countries.

These awards are operated by the organisation that has run the International Property Awards for the last 18 years, with the aim of seeking out the best hotels from each country including those that have been purpose-built for conventions, spa, airports or resorts. Other categories cover hotel sustainability, architecture, interior design, marketing and website.

Receiving the award at the prestigious event, Mr Michael Sengol, Chief Executive Officer of Meritus Hotels & Resorts, comments “We are privileged and grateful for this exciting distinction. To emerge as the overall champion in the Best Hotel category is yet another testament to our continued passion for service excellence in the midst of the fast-growing and highly competitive hospitality industry.”

Later this year, top-scoring winners from the Asia Pacific Hotel Awards will compete against other winning companies from Europe, Africa, the Americas and Arabia to find the ultimate World’s Best in each category. The final results will be revealed at a gala dinner presentation in London.

Stuart Shield, president of the International Hotel Awards, says, “We are delighted to enter the second year of the stand alone Hotel Awards with such a superb level of entries from across the length and breadth of the Asia Pacific region – both in number and quality. It will be really interesting to see how the region stands up to global competition when we judge the contenders for the World’s Best awards.”

Notes to Editors

About Meritus Hotels & Resorts

Meritus Hotels & Resorts is the hospitality division of Singapore Exchange-listed Overseas Union Enterprise Limited (OUE) which is amongst the key property players in Asia, and one of the few integrated developers in Singapore boasting a complete portfolio of prime assets across the retail, commercial, residential, and hospitality sectors.

As an award-winning hospitality brand, Meritus is synonymous with Asian hospitality and heritage, with luxury properties strategically located in key cities and idyllic resort destinations in Singapore, Malaysia, Mainland China, and soon – in other parts of the world. Its current portfolio includes the flagship Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi, Meritus Mandarin Haikou, and Meritus Shantou China.

For more information and to enjoy Best Rates by Meritus, visit http://www.meritushotels.com.

For further press information, please contact:

Janice Azupardo
Regional Vice President, Branding & Communications
Meritus Hotels & Resorts
Tel: +65-6831-6385
janice.azupardo@meritushotels.com

Grace Ho
Branding & Communications Manager
Meritus Hotels & Resorts
Tel: +65-6831-6054
grace.ho@meritushotels.com

SOURCE: Meritus Hotels & Resorts

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May 15, 2012 at 11:31 am

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