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Fluke Biomedical Launches Lightweight 190M Medical ScopeMeter(R) Portable Oscilloscope

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EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/– Fluke Biomedical, a global provider of medical device test and safety equipment, announced today the debut of its new 190M Medical ScopeMeter Portable Oscilloscope. Designed to take the guesswork out of troubleshooting medical imaging equipment, the multifunctional 190M presents complicated data in simple-to-read formats to make hospital-complex computer testing easy.


“Avoiding one unnecessary board change or even half a day of downtime saves a facility more dollars than the entire cost of a 190M,” explains Hongbo Chen, Product Manager for Fluke Biomedical. “To minimize downtime and repair costs, you need to get to the root cause of problems as quickly as possible. The 190M Medical ScopeMeter test tool offers a number of unique features that help you quickly set up the scope and diagnose difficult problems like intermittent events, signal fluctuations or drift. Troubleshooting is easier with the 190M.”

Imaging equipment today uses advanced, interrelated technologies such as digital networking and video. In turn, this equipment needs equally sophisticated test equipment to ensure proper functionality and patient safety. With the 190M Medical ScopeMeter handheld oscilloscope, the complicated data analysis required to test imaging equipment is simple to learn, easy to use and quick to complete. It combines the capabilities of a digital multimeter with the performance of a bench oscilloscope and digital data storage/analysis of a paperless recorder so a field technician can quickly identify true root cause in complex problems. Designed for equipment imaging and power quality troubleshooting, the 190M measures short-duration pulses, time-based signals, 3-phase power measurements, and transient and electrical noise systems. High-resolution waveform analysis makes visual performance inspection fast and easy, while ideal waveform overlays allow for immediate pass/fail analysis of machine performance. The ability to record signals over time captures defects not visible to simple multimeters, and thanks to the record function the 190M can be set to record when the machine is on.

For more information on the new 190M Medical ScopeMeter portable oscilloscope, and product demonstration/training materials, visit

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

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September 10, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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A New Dawn in Cosmetics Coverage: CosmeticsDesign Launches Asia-Pacific News Website

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MONTPELLIER, France, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CosmeticsDesign online news publisher is pleased to announce the launch of, its third publication providing targeted daily news on cosmetics formulation and packaging for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Aggregating the cosmetics industry’s convergence for growth towards emerging markets and the authoritative success of and|USA as the industry references, aims at helping decision-makers to decipher the intricacies of each local market while providing distinctive insight on the opportunities in Asia-Pacific as a region.

Built on a new design with intuitive navigation and deeper user experience in mind, the website is focused towards efficient news consumption, with regional functionalities allowing access to content for a specific market, an industry segment or trends in the region, and providing unique in-depth analysis on the market dynamics of a complex, innovative industry.

“By extending our reach to the Asia-Pacific region, we now truly serve the needs of our global audience,” Jean-Marc Cocogne, Executive Director at, said. “With our portfolio of regional publications covering America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, we become in effect the only media that breaks industry news on a global basis, offering our readers and advertisers alike quite a unique edge.”

While independent, free and authoritative news on the science and innovation in the industry remains the core focus, the team of dedicated experts and correspondents in major local markets delivers insight reflecting the trends, challenges and dynamics that are specific to the Asia-Pacific region: market entry, regulation, skin whitening, green cosmetics, beauty from within…

As part of a long-standing commitment to reporting the news others miss, brings content of unique value to decision-makers in the sector, wherever it takes place. Reporting from the regions of China, India or Japan to the local markets of South East Asia and Oceania, a new dawn in cosmetics coverage is breaking on the Asia-Pacific region!

Experience it now on!

About is an online news service available as a free-access website that provides daily and weekly newsletters to subscribers. The service seeks out news stories and data of value to decision-makers in the cosmetics development sector in Asia-Pacific.

Contact details:

Editorial: Simon PITMAN – Senior Editor: – +1-347-714-0486

Advertising: Graham TWYFORD – Global Sales Manager: – +4975338030609

Management: Jean-Marc COCOGNE – Executive Director: – +33-4-99-52-28-78

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September 10, 2012 at 2:16 pm

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All-New Range Rover Revealed at the Royal Ballet School, Richmond Park

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ —
All-new Range Rover revealed to an international audience of celebrities, business leaders, sports stars and royalty
World’s most capable and luxurious SUV
Step change improvements in sustainability with a 420kg weight saving and plans for hybrid model announced
Surprise performance by Dire Straits founder Mark Knopfler
Guests included Zara Phillips, Victoria Pendleton, Yasmin Le Bon, Jessica Schwarz, David Gandy, Julian McDonald, Alex James, Jimmy Carr
Last night, in the quintessentially British setting of the Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park, Land Rover revealed the All-New Range Rover, the fourth generation of the world’s most capable and luxurious SUV.
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The international audience, including leaders from business, film, television and sport gathered to witness a dramatic dynamic reveal and celebrate one of the world’s most iconic vehicles. Many of the guests, from Olympic medallists to royalty, were long-standing Range Rover owners and enthusiasts keen to get the first view of the All-New Range Rover in the metal.
In front of a packed house, the All-New Range Rover was unveiled in spectacular style and demonstrated its world-class capabilities by wading through a water pool that was almost a metre deep and gracefully climbing a rocky causeway before coming to a stop in front of White Lodge – a formal royal residence and home to the Royal Ballet School.
The dramatic reveal culminated in a surprise seven-song performance by long-term Range Rover driver and former Dire Straits founder, Mark Knopfler. Classics including, ‘Sultans of Swing’ and ‘Money for Nothing’ rocked the grounds of Richmond Park and guests including Mike Tindall, Martin Johnson, Holly Vallance, Nick Candy, Karen Brady, Theo Paphitis, Nick Love, Kenny Logan partied the night away.
The all-new Range Rover has been developed from the ground up to provide the ultimate luxury SUV. It is the world’s first SUV to have a lightweight all-aluminium body and is 20% lighter than the outgoing model with a weight saving of 420kg.
The lighter body structure has driven a dramatic 22 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, achieving figures of 37.7mpg and 196g/km respectively.
Land Rover also used the event to announce plans for a hybrid Range Rover – the world’s first fully capable SUV. The state-of-the-art high-efficiency diesel hybrid model, which is planned for production late in 2013, will see step changes in Range Rover’s environmental credentials and will target Co2 emissions of less than 169g/km.
John Edwards, Land Rover Global Brand Director, said during the evening: “The Range Rover is a British icon and the all-new model revealed this evening has set the benchmark for luxury in SUVs. It is quieter, smoother and lighter than any vehicle in its class.”
Edwards continued: “Like the Royal Ballet School, Land Rover is quintessentially British and has been setting world standards in performance and capability for many years. We wanted to launch the All-New Range Rover in the UK and White Lodge was the perfect venue.”
Order books for the All-New Range Rover are now officially open with prices in the UK starting at GBP71,295 for a Vogue TdV6, rising to GBP98,395 for a the Supercharged Autobiography model.
The All-New Range Rover is designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK and will be exported to over 170 global markets. Over GBP370million has been invested in the Solihull manufacturing plant to create a state-of-the art, aerospace inspired, aluminium body shop – the largest of its kind in the world.
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Source: Land Rover

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September 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm

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Futurestep Identified as an Industry Leader in 2012 RPO “Bakers Dozen” Listing

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Commitment to offering high impact RPO solutions drives continued rise up the ranking

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Futurestep, a Korn/Ferry company (NYSE:KFY) specializing in high impact talent solutions, was today named once again as one of the leading RPO providers globally in the 2012 “Baker’s Dozen.”

The annual list, published by HRO Today magazine, is developed based on a survey of RPO buyers and experts from across the industry. Provider rankings are based on quality of service, breadth of service and size of deals.

This year, Futurestep was named in the top ten in all categories, and improved its overall ranking by two places.

“Futurestep continues to demonstrate leadership as one of the top global providers of recruitment process outsourcing,” according to Elliot Clark, CEO of HRO Today magazine. “Clearly, Futurestep has distinguished itself by the size and scope of their programs and the quality of their service.”

“The value of the Bakers Dozen to us lies in the fact that it reflects the perspective of buyers who are reaching for more value and business impact from their RPO partners,” said Futurestep Chief Executive Officer, Byrne Mulrooney. “The evolution of and strategic focus placed on our RPO business globally is reflected in our continued improvement in the survey results. We are proud of the service we provide to our clients and are gratified that their feedback on our performance has earned us a move up the rankings.”

Futurestep’s enhanced RPO service draws on the company’s expertise in talent communications & employer branding, workforce planning, assessment & selection and recruitment technology. It also incorporates custom solutions around change management, vendor management, governance and metrics and measurement. In essence it includes all the element companies need to optimize their recruitment and to attract the best talent.

“Futurestep’s ‘RPO with impact’ is our commitment to give all of our clients the resourcing and talent management solutions to deliver them the greatest business benefit. Our solution draws on the wealth of Futurestep expertise and our robust global infrastructure and proven process. Our Baker’s Dozen ranking demonstrates the value our clients place on our solutions,” concluded Mulrooney.

About Futurestep

Futurestep is the global industry leader in high-impact recruitment solutions; offering fully customized, flexible services to help organizations meet their talent and recruitment needs.

Our clients turn to us for proven expertise, a global process and infrastructure, proprietary competency models, innovative sourcing and attraction strategies, and a unique approach to measure and optimize business impact.

As a Korn/Ferry Company, Futurestep can meet a variety of workforce requirements; from RPO and project recruitment, to search and consulting, our solutions apply a truly world-class capability to deliver talent with impact, providing the experience and global reach to identify, attract and retain the people who drive business success. To learn more, visit

About Korn/Ferry International

Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management solutions, with a presence throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The firm delivers services and solutions that help clients cultivate greatness through the attraction, engagement, development and retention of their talent. Visit for more information on Korn/Ferry International, and for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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September 10, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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Real Estate Wealth Propels Wu Yajun To Top Of China’s Richest Business Women List

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Wealth-X Releases China’s Top 10 Richest Business Women List
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Wealth-X, the global UHNW intelligence and wealth due diligence firm, has unveiled its top 10 list of China’s richest business women.
With a net worth of US$3.6 billion, Wu Yajun has taken top spot among China’s business women. The former journalist and co-founder of Longfor Properties owns more than 75% of the Hong Kong-listed company alongside her husband. Sharing a similar profile is Xiuli Dai Hawken, who takes second spot on the list with a net worth of US$1.6 billion. A former journalist, she co-founded Renhe Commercial Holdings with her brother and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Hong Kong-listed company and is its largest shareholder. The list’s third spot is held by He Qiaonu with a net worth of US$1.5 billion. A graduate of Beijing Forestry University, she founded Orient Landscape Service in 1992, currently known as Beijing Orient Landscape. The company designs, develops and maintains environmental landscape projects for golf courses, resort hotels, cities and private real estate properties.
Wu Yajun 3.6 billion
Xiuli Hawken Dai 1.6 billion
He Qiaonu 1.5 billion
Chen Lihua 1.1 billion
Zhang Xin 1 billion
Chen Jinxia 1 billion
HUANG XI 1 billion
Lei Jufang 890 million
Li Tan 880 million
Fan Zhaoxia 350 million
Reflective of current economic trends in China, five of the top 10 rank holders either own companies in the real estate sector or operate in related industries. Two of the ladies are in the medical or pharmaceutical arena and all except one co-founded or played a pivotal role in the companies that have made them ultra wealthy.
Mykolas D. Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X, commented on the insight provided by the list, “The list reflects the entrepreneurial spirit of Chinese business women and the wealth generating potential of the Chinese property sector, particularly in view of the 11,500 ultra wealthy individuals resident in China as revealed by the Wealth-X World Ultra Wealth Report 2011-2012.”
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About Wealth-X
Wealth-X provides its members with qualified prospects and intelligence on ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals, along with the privately held-companies they control. We work with 8 of the top 10 global private banks, leading educational institutions, not-for-profits and luxury brands. Our firm’s online business development solution profiles individuals who represent $10.7 trillion of the world’s net wealth. The Wealth-X database additionally offers exclusive details on ultra wealthy individuals, including their wealth, income, passions, philanthropic interests, affiliations, politics, advisors, families and biographies. Wealth-X is the global leader on UHNW individuals and the worldwide standard for professionals working with the ultra affluent. Headquartered in Singapore, the company has offices in Beirut, Budapest, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Lugano, Madrid, Mumbai, New York and Sydney.
Source: Wealth-X

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September 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

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Stephen A. White Elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Milliman

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SEATTLE /PRNewswire/ — Milliman, one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today announced the election of Stephen A. White as president and chief executive officer. The appointment is effective immediately. Milliman’s board of directors made the announcement, acting to confirm the results of a vote by the privately held firm’s principals.
Steve White has served most recently as a principal and consulting actuary in the Seattle office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 1985. Mr. White succeeds Patrick Grannan, who previously announced his plan to retire following a 34-year career at Milliman. Pat Grannan joined Milliman in 1978 and has served as president and chief executive officer since December of 2001.
In making the announcement, Milliman chairman Brad Smith said, “Steve White brings a wealth of hands-on consulting experience to his new role as president and CEO. His abilities as a leader, problem solver and consensus builder will serve him well in the days and years ahead. Pat Grannan helped guide our firm through more than a decade of growth and marketplace changes. We are confident that Steve White won’t miss a beat as Milliman continues to grow and serve our global clientele.”
Looking ahead to the change, Steve White said, “I am excited and honored to serve Milliman in my new role. Milliman has a proud history and I look forward to working with our talented professionals as we continue to serve our clients in the years ahead.”
About Milliman
Milliman is among the world’s largest providers of actuarial and related products and services. The firm has consulting practices in life insurance and financial services, property & casualty insurance, healthcare, and employee benefits. Founded in 1947, Milliman is an independent firm with offices in major cities around the globe. For further information, visit
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September 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

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ConvenientPower Accelerates Wireless Power Innovation With PCB Technology and Foreign Object Detection (FOD)

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TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — ConvenientPower today launched two wireless power innovations in Japan.
The first innovation is the first Qi-certified wireless charger, named “TX-0”, which incorporates a single PCB (Printed Circuit Board) housing both the electronics and a coil array offering the thinnest freedom of positioning Qi wireless chargers.
Freedom of positioning through the coil array offers the top user experience in wireless power charging by allowing devices to be charged in any direction, in any location on the charging surface.
“By integrating both the electronics and a coil array, you offer not only freedom of positioning technology but also a reliable, robust, cost effective high volume manufacturing solution because there is no need for manual soldering and moving parts,” said Bas Fransen, Chief Marketing Officer, ConvenientPower.
The second innovation is ConvenientPower’s approach to FOD (Foreign Object Detection) using an advanced detection technique which applies before power transfer begins, and which applies to all Qi receivers.
“Existing FOD techniques apply only after power transfer starts and only for a limited number of Qi receivers. ConvenientPower’s approach is significantly more versatile,” Fransen continued.
Scalability in manufacturing and robust charging across diverse and demanding environments are important as the Qi wireless charging ecosystem’s volume ramps beyond its 8.5 million Qi-capable devices.
TX-0 is offered as a complete module or final product. ConvenientPower also offers customization.
Qi, the global standard for wireless power, allows any Qi-enabled device to be charged, free of connectors or wires, on any Qi-enabled charging surface. Qi ensures interoperability between devices and chargers regardless of brand or manufacturer. Qi sets the standard for wireless power just as Bluetooth set the standard for exchanging data over short distances and Wi-Fi set the standard for wireless networking.
About ConvenientPower
ConvenientPower is the global leader in wireless power charging innovation, patented technology and productization. It co-founded the industry’s standardization initiative Wireless Power Consortium, co-architected “Qi”, the world’s universal standard for compatible wireless charging and is pioneering the world’s first Qi wireless charging products with partners in key markets in the US, Japan, China and Europe.
Among its world first’s…
ConvenientPower was the first company to launch Apple certified “Made for iPhone (MFI)” Qi wireless charging products for the iPhone 3/3GS, 4 and 4S. ConvenientPower was first with a 5-watt Qi wireless power receiver for iPhone4S able to wirelessly charge the iPhone in 75 minutes and was first with a tilted Qi wireless power transmitter enabling consumers to wirelessly charge their Qi mobile phone while at the same time watching videos or video conference calling. ConvenientPower has jointly developed with leading automotive applications group Philips Lite-On Digital Solutions, the first freedom of positioning Qi technology charging technology for electronic devices in cars.
An Intellectual Property and Original Design Manufacturer Group in wireless power charging, ConvenientPower is headquartered in Hong Kong. The Group designs and develops Qi standard modules, chipsets, finished products and licenses its leading patented technology. For additional information
For enquiries, please contact:
Edward Leung
Bite Communications Hong Kong
Source: ConvenientPower

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September 10, 2012 at 10:18 am