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Michael Sengol Ends Term as Chief Executive Officer of Meritus Hotels & Resorts

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SINGAPORE, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Dr Stephen Riady, Executive Chairman of Singapore Exchange-listed Overseas Union Enterprise (OUE) Limited, announced the stepping down of Michael Sengol from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Meritus Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of OUE.

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“Michael has delivered the business objectives I set for him, and I am grateful for his contribution that led to greater awareness for our heritage hospitality brand and the unprecedented financial results he achieved for the division since taking helm at Meritus,” said Dr Riady.

In 2010, Michael returned to Singapore after many years of being overseas to take on the challenge of turning around the Meritus brand. Under his leadership, the brand received numerous recognition in the industry for productivity and excellence.

Added Dr Riady, “As an organisation focused on driving growth, we intend to build on the successes that Michael has started for the hospitality division. Meanwhile, I wish Michael every success as he pursues his personal interests.”

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, Indonesia, and Mainland China. Its current portfolio includes the flagship Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi, Meritus Surabaya City Centre, Meritus Mandarin Haikou, and Meritus Shantou China.

Meritus Hotels & Resorts was recently awarded the Most Popular Heritage Brand by Singapore Prestige Brand Awards 2011.

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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July 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

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GE Healthcare Selects PS320 Fetal Simulator for Corometrics monitor fleet

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EVERETT, Wash., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Fluke Biomedical announced today GE Healthcare has selected the PS320 Fetal Simulator( http://www.flukebiomedical.com/PS320 ) to help maintain their fleet of Corometrics 250, 250cx and 170 series patient monitors. The pocket-sized PS320 simulates both fetal and maternal ECG as well as uterine activity to ensure proper function of fetal monitors.

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The PS320 Fetal Simulator( http://www.flukebiomedical.com/PS320 ) signals a variety of physiological parameters, patterns and conditions and is unique in its ability to simulate twins. An optional mechanical heart creates fetal heart sounds for testing fetal monitor ultrasound cables and transducers. Ideal for preventive maintenance testing, troubleshooting and repairs, the PS320 is also a favorite for simulating a wide range of clinical scenarios for training labor-and-delivery staff in how to recognize normal and abnormal responses between mother, fetus and monitor.

“We’re delighted to hear GE Healthcare has selected the PS320 Fetal Simulator to test their fleet of Corometrics fetal monitors,” noted Christopher Rayburn, Director of Marketing for Fluke Biomedical. “Our companies are both known for best-in-class equipment and time-tested dedication to patient safety.”

For more information on the PS320 Fetal Simulator, visit http://www.flukebiomedical.com/PS320.

About Fluke Biomedical
Fluke Biomedical is the premiere, global provider of test and measurement equipment and services to the healthcare industry. We strive to be the best at delivering innovative solutions to improve quality of global health. We serve biomedical engineers, quality-assurance technicians, medical physicists, oncologists and radiation-safety professionals and are continually expanding our range of solutions to a broader range of health and safety professionals. For more information on Fluke Biomedical, visit http://www.flukebiomedical.com.

For More Information
Mandy Allen
Marketing Communications Manager
(425) 446-5494
mandy.allen@flukebiomedical.com

SOURCE﹛Fluke Biomedical

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July 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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Artprice Surpasses Itself in its Goal to Standardise the Art Market

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PARIS, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — As already announced in our press release on 4 June 2012, Artprice has now started the progressive transfer to internet freeware of a large part of its database structure and of its Art market standardisation (owner licenses distributed freely with certain usage restrictions). All of the industrial processes forming Artprice’s databanks are patent protected, notably by the A.P.P. (Agence de Protection des Programmes – Software Protection Agency).

The art market players’ needs is such that Artprice’s normalized database of 497,677 artists listed at public auctions has been fully downloaded over a total of 205,000 times. According to thierry Ehrmann, Founder and CEO of Artprice : -this spectacular figure, achieved in one summer month (June 2012)-, validates Artprice’s Creed and Postulate according to which the art market’s standardization is the master key to dematerializing the art market, which includes of course the Standardised Marketplace(R) for buying and selling works of art by private contract or at auctions.

For the record, since 1 June 2012, the Artworld, particularly Institutions, Universities, Museums, Foundations, Libraries, Legal & Customs Services, Copywriters (like ADAGP), Insurers, Encyclopaedic databases (like Wikipedia), Internet Directories and, of course, Auction Houses, Galleries, and Associations of Valuers, now have free access to Artprice’s Artists-index.com. This standardised database, Artist-id.com, is considered by far the most exhaustive artists-index in the world by the art market, historians and researchers alike. It is available in 5 languages in addition to English (French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese). To get your free access to this database, visit: http://web.artprice.com/artists/directory/A

All of the above-mentioned key users and market participants will thus soon also be able to enjoy Artprice’s B2B development on open APIs using REST (Representational State Transfer) architecture, an innovative way of constructing an application for fixed and mobile systems using the Web’s original architecture. An Artists database of this dimension, added to daily, is the fruit of dozens of acquisitions worldwide by Artprice and a nearly a million hours of work by its Historians, Writers and IT Developers from 1997 to 2012 (see details and background in Artprice’s Reference Document, certified by and available on the AMF’s website).

According to thierry Ehrmann, this strategy of making integral information freely available to the Artworld and the spectacular first results, achieved in less than a month, will enable Artprice to strengthen its art market standardisation so that it can accelerate the development of its fixed-price and auction-brokerage activities and ensure its position as an unavoidable global player in a deregulated art auction environment by becoming a standardised infrastructure allowing, as of 2012, the processing of online auction brokerage operations (as described in Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011).

These industrial processes, which standardise the Art Market (artist ID, artwork ID, catalogue ID catalogue raisonne, References ID, etc.) with tens of millions of proprietary data entries, are currently being deployed on the art market, notably in the framework of the partnership signed with Google in 2003 (without any impact on Artprice’s revenue or earnings for 2012), but also via the development of the open APIs created in REST architecture, in order to generate a very strong acceleration of the client database. In addition, a mobile application is currently being developed, both for Ipad / Iphone and for Google’s Android.

Via these new vectors of standardisation, originating from its fixed-price and auction brokerage Standardised Art Marketplace, Artprice is now able to transfer vast amounts of information to freeware mode with the goal of raising its client database (with accompanying behavioural logs – purchases, sales, searches, art portfolios, etc.) from 1.4 million to 2 million before the end of the year, which is progressing positively given the latest figures.

Source: http://www.artprice.com (C)1987-2012 thierry Ehrmann

Artprice is the global leader in databank on Artprices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering 497,000 artists. Artprice Images(R) offers unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice’s art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 4,500 international auction houses and auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 1.4 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace(R) for buying and selling works of art by private contract or at auctions (regulated by French law alineas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce).

Artprice is listed on Eurolist B by Euronext Paris (SRD long only) : Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF

Artprice releases:

http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleaseen.htm

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video/, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos

Follow all of the art market’s news with Artprice on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Contact: Josette Mey – tel: +33(0)478-220-000, email: ir@artprice.com

SOURCE﹛Artprice.com

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July 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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Artprice Surpasses Itself in its Goal to Standardise the Art Market

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PARIS, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — As already announced in our press release on 4 June 2012, Artprice has now started the progressive transfer to internet freeware of a large part of its database structure and of its Art market standardisation (owner licenses distributed freely with certain usage restrictions). All of the industrial processes forming Artprice’s databanks are patent protected, notably by the A.P.P. (Agence de Protection des Programmes – Software Protection Agency).

The art market players’ needs is such that Artprice’s normalized database of 497,677 artists listed at public auctions has been fully downloaded over a total of 205,000 times. According to thierry Ehrmann, Founder and CEO of Artprice : -this spectacular figure, achieved in one summer month (June 2012)-, validates Artprice’s Creed and Postulate according to which the art market’s standardization is the master key to dematerializing the art market, which includes of course the Standardised Marketplace(R) for buying and selling works of art by private contract or at auctions.

For the record, since 1 June 2012, the Artworld, particularly Institutions, Universities, Museums, Foundations, Libraries, Legal & Customs Services, Copywriters (like ADAGP), Insurers, Encyclopaedic databases (like Wikipedia), Internet Directories and, of course, Auction Houses, Galleries, and Associations of Valuers, now have free access to Artprice’s Artists-index.com. This standardised database, Artist-id.com, is considered by far the most exhaustive artists-index in the world by the art market, historians and researchers alike. It is available in 5 languages in addition to English (French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese). To get your free access to this database, visit: http://web.artprice.com/artists/directory/A

All of the above-mentioned key users and market participants will thus soon also be able to enjoy Artprice’s B2B development on open APIs using REST (Representational State Transfer) architecture, an innovative way of constructing an application for fixed and mobile systems using the Web’s original architecture. An Artists database of this dimension, added to daily, is the fruit of dozens of acquisitions worldwide by Artprice and a nearly a million hours of work by its Historians, Writers and IT Developers from 1997 to 2012 (see details and background in Artprice’s Reference Document, certified by and available on the AMF’s website).

According to thierry Ehrmann, this strategy of making integral information freely available to the Artworld and the spectacular first results, achieved in less than a month, will enable Artprice to strengthen its art market standardisation so that it can accelerate the development of its fixed-price and auction-brokerage activities and ensure its position as an unavoidable global player in a deregulated art auction environment by becoming a standardised infrastructure allowing, as of 2012, the processing of online auction brokerage operations (as described in Article 5 of French Law no. 2011-850 of 20 July 2011).

These industrial processes, which standardise the Art Market (artist ID, artwork ID, catalogue ID catalogue raisonne, References ID, etc.) with tens of millions of proprietary data entries, are currently being deployed on the art market, notably in the framework of the partnership signed with Google in 2003 (without any impact on Artprice’s revenue or earnings for 2012), but also via the development of the open APIs created in REST architecture, in order to generate a very strong acceleration of the client database. In addition, a mobile application is currently being developed, both for Ipad / Iphone and for Google’s Android.

Via these new vectors of standardisation, originating from its fixed-price and auction brokerage Standardised Art Marketplace, Artprice is now able to transfer vast amounts of information to freeware mode with the goal of raising its client database (with accompanying behavioural logs – purchases, sales, searches, art portfolios, etc.) from 1.4 million to 2 million before the end of the year, which is progressing positively given the latest figures.

Source: http://www.artprice.com (C)1987-2012 thierry Ehrmann

Artprice is the global leader in databank on Artprices and indices with more than 27 million indices and auction results covering 497,000 artists. Artprice Images(R) offers unlimited access to the largest Art Market resource in the world, a library of 108 million images or engravings of artworks from 1700 to the present day along with comments by Artprice’s art historians. Artprice permanently enriches its databanks with information from 4,500 international auction houses and auctioneers and publishes a constant flow of art market trends for the main news agencies and 6,300 international written media. For its 1.4 million members (member log in), Artprice posts standardized adverts in what is today the world’s leading Standardised Marketplace(R) for buying and selling works of art by private contract or at auctions (regulated by French law alineas 2 et 3 de l’article L 321.3 du code du commerce).

Artprice is listed on Eurolist B by Euronext Paris (SRD long only) : Euroclear: 7478 – Bloomberg: PRC – Reuters: ARTF

Artprice releases:

http://serveur.serveur.com/press_release/pressreleaseen.htm

Discover the Alchemy and the universe of Artprice http://web.artprice.com/video/, which headquarters are the famous Museum of Contemporary Art, the Abode of Chaos

Follow all of the art market’s news with Artprice on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/artpricedotcom

Contact: Josette Mey – tel: +33(0)478-220-000, email: ir@artprice.com

SOURCE﹛Artprice.com

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July 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm

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IAMCP Names New Award Winners for IAMCP International Presidents Award 2012 & IAMCP Lifetime Support Award

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TORONTO, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — The International Association of Channel Partners (IAMCP) is the world’s leading technology partnership of Microsoft with over 5,000 members and 80+ chapters in over 40 countries worldwide.

This week, the winners of two brand new awards for 2012 were revealed.

Tiffany Wallace, Director of Business Alliances for 5Point Enterprises (franchise owners of more than 18 New Horizons Learning Centers in the USA), was awarded the IAMCP International Presidents Award for outstanding service and commitment to the IAMCP.

The IAMCP International President’s Award is given to individuals who have shown an outstanding level of commitment, ability and enthusiasm in their support of IAMCP and the Microsoft Partner eco-system. It is awarded to the person, who in the opinion of the International Board has demonstrated the most outstanding abilities over the previous year in connecting partners, driving new innovation and initiatives and in helping advance the state of the MPN program and the IAMCP organization.

Dr. Petri Salonen of Tellus International, and past Worldwide President of IAMCP International, was honored with the IAMCP Lifetime Support Award.

The IAMCP International Lifetime Support Award is given to the individual, who in the opinion of the International Board, Regional Presidents and Chapter Presidents has demonstrated exceptional commitment and enthusiasm in their support of IAMCP over a number of years. It is awarded on the merits of the individual and in recognition of the outstanding contribution made in the furtherance of the aims and objectives of the IAMCP organization and the partner community it represents.

“I am really delighted for both Award winners,” said Kelvin Kirby, IAMCP Worldwide President. “This is a testament to their support and enthusiasm for IAMCP and the dedication they have to help the organization and its members. I know both of them personally and I cannot think of more worthy recipients for these two awards.”

Both Award recipients will be recognized at an Award ceremony on Monday 9th July in Toronto, during the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. Jon Roskill will present the awards and the ceremony will take place at 5:30 pm in the MPN Live Booth in the Solution Innovation Centre.

About IAMCP

The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is THE professional association for Microsoft Partners. IAMCP provides members with information, training and events designed to increase business opportunities locally and internationally. We help partners to expand their trade borders and establish strong business alliances. We provide a direct link with key people from Microsoft and a forum to discuss the latest Microsoft technologies. IAMCP has over 5,000 corporate members in 80 chapters in 40 countries, serving a community of over 100,000 people.

IAMCP has four fundamental pillars – P.A.C.E.

P: PARTNER-TO-PARTNER NETWORKING
A: ADVOCACY
C: COMMUNITY
E: EDUCATION AND GROWTH

For more information, visit http://www.iamcp.org

SOURCE﹛IAMCP

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July 10, 2012 at 11:10 am

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