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DoctorPage.sg Launches a Fuss-free and User-friendly E-health Solution in Singapore

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — DoctorPage officially launches a ground-breaking, innovative e-health solution, which aims to set a new standard for the relationship between doctors and patients by providing them with a convenient, easy and quick access to e-health.

The website DoctorPage.sg aims to provide the quickest, most reliable and useful platform between doctors and patients in Singapore and eventually, Southeast Asia. The platform provides each doctor with a personal profile page, and a fuss-free, real-time online appointment-booking system, where patients will be able to book real-time appointments with doctors they need.

“There is an average waiting time of 21 days for Singaporeans to visit a doctor. One of the best advantages of using DoctorPage is that it uses a real-time appointment booking system, which allows patients to take an available appointment slot instantly, including those cancelled last minute and this is also very beneficial for doctors,” said Max-F. Scheichenost, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DoctorPage. He added, “Our product may be technology based; however, we are providing a platform that changes and improves the entire healthcare system.”

With DoctorPage, patients can choose a doctor or dentist according to the type of doctor they would like to consult, the time they would like to see him, then eventually, the type of insurance they use and their location. The process is fast and easy; once patients visit http://www.doctorpage.sg or download the mobile app, they follow simple steps, like filling in their basic information, their location and preferred day, to select a doctor. They can also include information like their symptoms, past experience and the reason of visit to save time spent at the clinic.

DoctorPage is not just an online booking website, it is also a ‘database of doctors’ profiles’. DoctorPage offers an opportunity for every doctor to have his online business card, by providing an easy profile-setting feature (info, pictures, booking function, and more). Eventually, every patient who visits him through DoctorPage will be able to leave reviews and share his or her personal experience on the website.

Supported by a strong technology team with impressive online marketing know-how, DoctorPage aims to be the online meeting place for both doctors and patients. It strives to streamline the appointment booking process and in the process, create a better healthcare system for all.

About DoctorPage

DoctorPage is founded in June 2012 in Singapore by Max-F. Scheichenost, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Daniel Endres, Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr Scheichenost was the co-founder of DailyDeal (acquired by Google Inc. in September 2011), and Founder and Managing Partner of Alps Venture, an Austrian-based investment company, while Mr Endres was the Entrepreneur in Residence at DailyDeal and Operations Manager at Rocket Internet (home24). With their online marketing and technological experience, they aim to position DoctorPage as a company that provides an easy, convenient and fast access to healthcare needs by offering a platform, which connects patients to doctors through a personal profile doctor page and using a highly integrated real-time appointment-booking system.

For further information, please contact:

How Hwee Yin/ Crystal Kung
PR Communications Ptd Ltd
Phone: (65) 6227 2135
E-mail: hweeyin@prcomm.com.sg / crystal@prcomm.com.sg

SOURCE DoctorPage

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November 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

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DoctorPage.sg Launches a Fuss-free and User-friendly E-health Solution in Singapore

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — DoctorPage officially launches a ground-breaking, innovative e-health solution, which aims to set a new standard for the relationship between doctors and patients by providing them with a convenient, easy and quick access to e-health.

The website DoctorPage.sg aims to provide the quickest, most reliable and useful platform between doctors and patients in Singapore and eventually, Southeast Asia. The platform provides each doctor with a personal profile page, and a fuss-free, real-time online appointment-booking system, where patients will be able to book real-time appointments with doctors they need.

“There is an average waiting time of 21 days for Singaporeans to visit a doctor. One of the best advantages of using DoctorPage is that it uses a real-time appointment booking system, which allows patients to take an available appointment slot instantly, including those cancelled last minute and this is also very beneficial for doctors,” said Max-F. Scheichenost, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DoctorPage. He added, “Our product may be technology based; however, we are providing a platform that changes and improves the entire healthcare system.”

With DoctorPage, patients can choose a doctor or dentist according to the type of doctor they would like to consult, the time they would like to see him, then eventually, the type of insurance they use and their location. The process is fast and easy; once patients visit http://www.doctorpage.sg or download the mobile app, they follow simple steps, like filling in their basic information, their location and preferred day, to select a doctor. They can also include information like their symptoms, past experience and the reason of visit to save time spent at the clinic.

DoctorPage is not just an online booking website, it is also a ‘database of doctors’ profiles’. DoctorPage offers an opportunity for every doctor to have his online business card, by providing an easy profile-setting feature (info, pictures, booking function, and more). Eventually, every patient who visits him through DoctorPage will be able to leave reviews and share his or her personal experience on the website.

Supported by a strong technology team with impressive online marketing know-how, DoctorPage aims to be the online meeting place for both doctors and patients. It strives to streamline the appointment booking process and in the process, create a better healthcare system for all.

About DoctorPage

DoctorPage is founded in June 2012 in Singapore by Max-F. Scheichenost, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Daniel Endres, Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr Scheichenost was the co-founder of DailyDeal (acquired by Google Inc. in September 2011), and Founder and Managing Partner of Alps Venture, an Austrian-based investment company, while Mr Endres was the Entrepreneur in Residence at DailyDeal and Operations Manager at Rocket Internet (home24). With their online marketing and technological experience, they aim to position DoctorPage as a company that provides an easy, convenient and fast access to healthcare needs by offering a platform, which connects patients to doctors through a personal profile doctor page and using a highly integrated real-time appointment-booking system.

For further information, please contact:

How Hwee Yin/ Crystal Kung
PR Communications Ptd Ltd
Phone: (65) 6227 2135
E-mail: hweeyin@prcomm.com.sg / crystal@prcomm.com.sg

SOURCE DoctorPage

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November 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm

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Sunshine Oilsands Obtains Listing Approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. (the “Corporation” or “Sunshine”, HK: 2012) today is pleased to announce that further to the Company’s previous announcements on November 8, 2012, the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) has confirmed Sunshine has satisfied the conditions contained in the TSX’s previous conditional listing approval and that the TSX has now approved the listing of Sunshine’s Class “A” Common Voting Shares (the “Common Shares”) on the TSX. The Common Shares are expected to commence trading on the TSX on Friday, November 16, 2012 (Toronto time), at market open under the symbol “SUO”.
Mr. John Zahary, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunshine stated, “We are pleased that the TSX was able to approve Sunshine for listing in an efficient manner. We believe this listing will help demonstrate the value inherent in our company and its securities as well as provide a convenient market for North American investors to participate in the Sunshine story.”
The TSX listing will be a secondary listing and Sunshine will not raise additional funds nor issue any new shares in connection with the listing as it is a listing by introduction. Sunshine will maintain its primary listing on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong under the stock code “2012”.
About Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. is one of the largest non-partnered holders of oil sands leases by area in the Athabasca oil sands region, which is located in the province of Alberta, Canada. Since the Company’s incorporation on 22 February 2007, Sunshine has secured over 464,897 hectares (1,148,785 acres) of oil sands leases (equal to approximately 7% of all granted leases in this area).
The Company’s principal operations are the exploration, development and production of its diverse portfolio of oil sands leases. Its principal operating regions in the Athabasca area are at West Ells, Thickwood, Legend Lake, Harper, Muskwa, Goffer, Pelican and Portage. Sunshine’s oil sands leases are grouped into three main asset categories: clastics, carbonates and conventional heavy oil.
For further enquiries, please contact:
Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.

Mr. John Zahary Mr. David Sealock
President & CEO Executive VP, Corporate Operations

Tel: (1) 403 984 1446
Email: investorrelations@sunshineoilsands.com
Website: http://www.sunshineoilsands.com
Source: Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.

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November 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Companies Embracing Cloud Need Reliable Integrator Reveals Worldwide Survey

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BANGALORE, India, LONDON and NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ —
Survey reveals more than 40 percent of enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud; highlights need for a reliable cloud ecosystem integrator
Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, revealed results of an IDC worldwide survey, which shows that more than 40 percent of enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud platforms. Many of the companies surveyed pointed to the need for a reliable external service provider to help navigate the complexities involved in moving to the cloud.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121114/573971 )
The survey results appear in an Infosys-sponsored IDC White Paper, “Adoption of Cloud: Private Cloud is Current Flavor but Hybrid Cloud is Fast Becoming a Reality.” The study, conducted by IDC and made available in September 2012, surveyed senior IT decision-makers from 326 large companies across the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
The cloud ecosystem is becoming more complex because of a mix of public, private, and on-premises Information Technology. Companies in the survey said that developing an expertise in monitoring these complex environments and managing them holistically have become significant challenges for them.
Some 56 percent of respondents are engaging or considering engaging an external service provider to understand how they can help with their cloud strategy, adoption roadmap, and implementation. Companies in the survey emphasized the need for working with these service providers to address the complexities that come with building and managing a unified hybrid cloud environment.
The study showed that the approach to the cloud and adoption of the hybrid cloud varies across industries. Some 53 percent of organizations in the Telecom industry have formalized cloud strategies and roadmaps, compared to more than 38 percent of organizations in the Financial Services arena. When it comes to hybrid cloud adoption, Financial Services leads the pack with more than 64 percent of organizations planning to adopt, followed by Healthcare (47 percent), Manufacturing (40 percent), and Retail (37 percent).
Some 52 percent of the respondents said “choosing the best cloud providers and ensuring integration among them” was very important, with about 14 per cent saying it was extremely important. Nearly 48 percent of companies rated “data security and integration, automation, orchestration of applications between private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise IT environments” very high.
Private cloud continues to be the top choice, with 69 percent of respondents planning to embrace that option. Productivity gains and cost savings (37 percent and 25 percent, respectively) are the top-ranking reasons why companies say they adopt the cloud.
Vishnu Bhat, Vice-President and Global Head, Cloud Services, Infosys Ltd, said, “Everyone agrees that the cloud has become an integral part of a successful business. But how an organization goes about adopting it can be a challenge. That’s why a smart company needs a proven cloud ecosystem integrator as its navigator.”
David Tapper, Vice President, IDC Outsourcing Services Research, said: “We are seeing a definite uptick in interest to invest in cloud services across organizations. With multiple service providers and the complexity of hybrid cloud environments, it can be a challenge for most organizations to manage and control the various aspects of the ecosystem, while retaining the flexibility to choose best-in-class cloud services. This study indicates that buyers are looking to partner with a reliable cloud ecosystem integrator to help optimize their cloud investments.”
Click here to access full report
About Infosys
Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth. That’s why Forbes ranked Infosys 19th among the top 100 most innovative companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize their goals. Visit http://www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY), with its 150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise® today.
Safe Harbor
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and on Form 6-K for the quarters ended December 31, 2011, June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012.These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.
For Further information please contact:
Asia Pacific
Abhijith Karthikeya D
Infosys, India
Phone: +91-80-41563373
Abhijith_Damodar@infosys.com
EMEA
Paul De Lara
Infosys, UK
Phone: +44-2075162748
Paul_deLara@infosys.com
The Americas
Danielle D’Angelo
Infosys, US
Phone: +1-510-859-5783
Danielle_Dangelo@infosys.com
Australia
Cristin Balog
Infosys Ltd., Australia
Phone: +61-3-9860-2277
Cristin_Balog@infosys.com
Source: Infosys Ltd

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November 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm

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ASEAN’s Top 25 Most Influential People in the Financial Markets

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Profiled In November’s Issue of Alpha Southeast Asia
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Alpha Southeast Asia published in its November issue a list of the most independent banking, investment and corporate board-level executives in the private sector across the ASEAN region.
Following an intensive eight-month evaluation period that consisted of an internal review of just over 60 key personalities from across the region, as well as a wide-ranging peer survey, a final shortlist of banking and corporate dynamos was whittled down to the Top 25 Most Influential People in Southeast Asia.
The list includes individuals who are likely to have a high impact on the next decade’s financial markets and yield a major influence through their opinions, actions and business decisions. Profiles allude to a more personal side and illustrate how these extraordinary individuals, are in fact not very different from the people they lead. Many are golf enthusiasts; one is a frustrated architect, while another is a tap dancer, and yet another harboured aspirations to join the priesthood.
This cover-story feature gives readers an insight to their most admired organisation, most essential read, favourite weblink, most respected journalist, important recommended book and post retirement plans.
“We have selected individuals who we think can spark off a chain reaction, shape events that will put their mark on history, or stand the testament of time,” said Siddiq Bazarwala, Publisher, Alpha Southeast Asia.
Eight Power-Players from Malaysia on the Top 25 List:
Nazir Razak, Group CEO, CIMB Group
Terence Wong, Head of Malaysia Research, Equities Research, CIMB Investment Bank
Robbert-Jan Voogt, Group Head, CIMB Private Banking
Kong Sooi Lin, Deputy CEO, CIMB Group
Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia
Yvonne Chia, Group CEO, Hong Leong Bank
Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz, CEO, Maybank Investment Bank
Abdul Farid Alias, Deputy President & Head, Global Wholesale Banking, Maybank
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Published 10 times a year – Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine is the only institutional investment magazine focused on Southeast Asia’s financial markets, written for investors and corporates. In short, Alpha Southeast Asia is a powerful platform for companies based in the region interested in stating and making their investment case directly to global investors.
Source: Alpha Southeast Asia

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November 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm

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Companies Embracing Cloud Need Reliable Integrator Reveals Worldwide Survey

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BANGALORE, India, LONDON and NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ —
Survey reveals more than 40 percent of enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud; highlights need for a reliable cloud ecosystem integrator
Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, revealed results of an IDC worldwide survey, which shows that more than 40 percent of enterprises are adopting hybrid cloud platforms. Many of the companies surveyed pointed to the need for a reliable external service provider to help navigate the complexities involved in moving to the cloud.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121114/573971 )
The survey results appear in an Infosys-sponsored IDC White Paper, “Adoption of Cloud: Private Cloud is Current Flavor but Hybrid Cloud is Fast Becoming a Reality.” The study, conducted by IDC and made available in September 2012, surveyed senior IT decision-makers from 326 large companies across the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
The cloud ecosystem is becoming more complex because of a mix of public, private, and on-premises Information Technology. Companies in the survey said that developing an expertise in monitoring these complex environments and managing them holistically have become significant challenges for them.
Some 56 percent of respondents are engaging or considering engaging an external service provider to understand how they can help with their cloud strategy, adoption roadmap, and implementation. Companies in the survey emphasized the need for working with these service providers to address the complexities that come with building and managing a unified hybrid cloud environment.
The study showed that the approach to the cloud and adoption of the hybrid cloud varies across industries. Some 53 percent of organizations in the Telecom industry have formalized cloud strategies and roadmaps, compared to more than 38 percent of organizations in the Financial Services arena. When it comes to hybrid cloud adoption, Financial Services leads the pack with more than 64 percent of organizations planning to adopt, followed by Healthcare (47 percent), Manufacturing (40 percent), and Retail (37 percent).
Some 52 percent of the respondents said “choosing the best cloud providers and ensuring integration among them” was very important, with about 14 per cent saying it was extremely important. Nearly 48 percent of companies rated “data security and integration, automation, orchestration of applications between private cloud, public cloud, and on-premise IT environments” very high.
Private cloud continues to be the top choice, with 69 percent of respondents planning to embrace that option. Productivity gains and cost savings (37 percent and 25 percent, respectively) are the top-ranking reasons why companies say they adopt the cloud.
Vishnu Bhat, Vice-President and Global Head, Cloud Services, Infosys Ltd, said, “Everyone agrees that the cloud has become an integral part of a successful business. But how an organization goes about adopting it can be a challenge. That’s why a smart company needs a proven cloud ecosystem integrator as its navigator.”
David Tapper, Vice President, IDC Outsourcing Services Research, said: “We are seeing a definite uptick in interest to invest in cloud services across organizations. With multiple service providers and the complexity of hybrid cloud environments, it can be a challenge for most organizations to manage and control the various aspects of the ecosystem, while retaining the flexibility to choose best-in-class cloud services. This study indicates that buyers are looking to partner with a reliable cloud ecosystem integrator to help optimize their cloud investments.”
Click here to access full report
About Infosys
Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth. That’s why Forbes ranked Infosys 19th among the top 100 most innovative companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize their goals. Visit http://www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY), with its 150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise® today.
Safe Harbor
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and on Form 6-K for the quarters ended December 31, 2011, June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012.These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company.
For Further information please contact:
Asia Pacific
Abhijith Karthikeya D
Infosys, India
Phone: +91-80-41563373
Abhijith_Damodar@infosys.com
EMEA
Paul De Lara
Infosys, UK
Phone: +44-2075162748
Paul_deLara@infosys.com
The Americas
Danielle D’Angelo
Infosys, US
Phone: +1-510-859-5783
Danielle_Dangelo@infosys.com
Australia
Cristin Balog
Infosys Ltd., Australia
Phone: +61-3-9860-2277
Cristin_Balog@infosys.com
Source: Infosys Ltd

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November 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm

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afimilk Launches New Software for Large Dairies and Management System for Multiple Sites

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AFIKIM, Israel/PRNewswire/ — afimilk is pleased to announce the release of the much-awaited new software, AfiFarm 4, along with AfiFarm Net, an online real-time management system for multiple farms.
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This software represents a revolutionary solution for small-, medium- and large-herd dairies of 50 to 100,000 cows. AfiFarm 4 enables farm managers to supervise their team’s activities with an advanced user management system that offers improved authentication, authorization and auditing mechanisms. Critical for managing large farms, these features incorporate advanced improvements for control, diagnostics and monitoring in the milking parlor.
“We are milking 7,000 cows with three 80-stall rotary milking parlors, all managed by the AfiFarm 4 system,” says Mr. Haitao, farm manager of Fedong Farm, of the Modern Farming company. “AfiFarm 4 gives us all the data we need to manage and analyze a herd of 20,000 cows. This software allows us to collect and manage data from large herds and milking parlors at the same time.”
In addition to AfiFarm 4, afimilk is releasing a unique online management system, AfiFarm Net. This system allows overall simultaneous management of an unlimited number of farms that may be located in different geographic areas without limitation. AfiFarm Net’s advanced user interface displays and compares data from multiple farms, and can deal with all relevant subjects including herd structure, fertility, health and milk production. Further, the system allows dairy managers/owners to share and analyze data with external experts like veterinarians or nutritionists.
Further illustrating AfiFarm’s ability to ensure superior dairy performance, progressive AfiFarm user Thomas Steele of Northern Ireland, was recently crowned “UK & Ireland Dairy Farmer of the Year 2012”. afimilk would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Thomas Steele on his success.
afimilk provides dairy producers the technology and the knowledge to profitably produce high-quality milk. Committed to meeting all needs of the modern dairy farm, afimilk seeks to enhance such crucial areas as fertility, health, feed, herd planning, milk quality and farm management.
afimilk systems are at work in more than 50 countries on five continents. Kibbutz Afikim and Fortissimo Capital, Israel’s leading private equity firm, are the two shareholders in afimilk.
For more information please visit our website: http://www.afimilk.com
Contact information: Ms. Noa Yonish, Marketing Communication Manager, Tel: +972-50-7589973, mail: noa@afimilk.co.il
Source: Source: Afimilk Ltd

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November 15, 2012 at 2:23 pm

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Jeppesen Announces Three-Year Partnership With BP Shipping

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— Jeppesen Optimization Solutions Will be Used Aboard LNG, Product and Crude Oil Vessels to Increase Efficiency, Reduce Risks and Save Fuel Costs
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. /PRNewswire/ — Jeppesen has finalized a contract to provide its advanced optimization solutions to BP Shipping, one of the world’s largest operators of oil and liquid natural gas (LNG) tankers. The contract will result in the installation of Jeppesen’s Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS) on 52 BP vessels carrying crude oil and LNG shipments globally. The contract also provides for integration of Jeppesen’s FleetManager shoreside component into BP Shipping operations. FleetManager will be used to track BP’s owned and chartered vessels.
VVOS will help BP vessels optimize ship routes and engine settings to increase efficiency, minimize risks such as cargo loss and weather damage, and reduce fuel costs. Jeppesen’s FleetManager component allows BP’s shoreside managers to monitor vessel performance at sea, while receiving detailed reports on any vessel’s current operating environment. In addition, Jeppesen’s Vessel Routing Services provide the support of seasoned Ship Masters to analyze ship data and respond with 24/7 route planning and advisory services to optimize operational efficiency.
“Over the years, BP Shipping has demonstrated a strong commitment to improved vessel efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions,” said Jeppesen director of Professional Services Joel Meltzner. “We’re honored that — following an in-depth evaluation of today’s most advanced technologies — BP Shipping selected Jeppesen as its optimization partner for these vessels.”
These Jeppesen solutions provide several key operational advantages to BP Shipping and its vessels at sea. These include the ability for Ship Masters to optimize routes according to Speed, ETA, Fuel Consumption and Ship Motions (based on detailed computer models of BP vessels and predicted impacts according to weather). In addition, C-MAP electronic charts are built into both the shore and vessel based software interface, allowing vessels to perform depth and obstruction checks before accepting a route.
“After a thorough tender process and onshore/offshore trials, we determined Jeppesen’s quality weather data and forecasting models, combined with its advanced user interface for both vessels and shore staff, made the company’s solutions a good fit for BP Shipping,” said Dan Read, Global Voyage Operations Manager, BP Shipping. “We are excited to continue working with Jeppesen on this suite of solutions for our vessels and shipping operations.”
For additional information on Jeppesen solutions for shipping companies, go to http://www.jeppesen.com/marine. To learn more about BP Shipping, visit http://www.bp.com/shipping.
About Jeppesen
Jeppesen, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators of vessels ranging from coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency.
Source: Jeppesen

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November 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

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Re: Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund Limited (“MIIF”) – Requisition for a Special General Meeting

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — LIM Advisors Limited and Metage Capital Limited would like to confirm the following. On 5 November, 2012, Raffles Nominees (Pte.) Limited lodged a valid requisition for a Special General Meeting of MIIF. This requisition was delivered on behalf of funds managed by LIM Advisors Limited and Metage Capital Limited.
The Requisition Notice included four resolutions.
Ordinary Resolution 1. Increase the maximum number of directors of the board of directors of MIIF to nine pursuant to Bye-law 56(a).

Ordinary Resolution 2. Elect Christopher Brader as a director of MIIF with effect from the date of the SGM.

Ordinary Resolution 3. Elect Nicholas Paris as a director of MIIF with effect from the date of the SGM.

Ordinary Resolution 4. Elect Miles Staude as a director of MIIF with effect from the date of the SGM.

The Requisition Notice included the following summary information on the proposed directors:
Christopher Brader, aged 62, is resident in Thailand and the British Virgin Islands. He is an Investment Consultant focusing on Asian markets and on Asian closed and open ended investment funds. In 2011, he founded his own investment consultancy and moved from London to Asia to advise several European based investors on their investments in Asia. Prior to that he spent 9 years in London as a Fund Manager at Advance Emerging Capital Ltd., a US$850m Emerging and Frontier Market fund of fund investor. During that time they invested in the shares of MIIF. From 1993 to 2000, Christopher Brader ran the Emerging Market closed ends fund broking teams at SG Securities and ING Baring Securities. During the 21 years prior to that, he was an Asian and Japanese institutional sales head for Cazenove & Co, Hill Samuel and BZW Securities working in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York. He was an independent non-executive director of Beta Vietnam Fund Limited from 2000 to 2002, which was a closed end fund invested in unquoted Vietnamese equities, and of the Romania Investment Fund Limited from 2001 to April 2012, which was a closed end fund listed on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange and invested in unquoted Romanian equities. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in the UK. He is an independent non-executive Director of the LIM Japan Fund which is advised by LIM Advisors Limited and he owns 720,000 shares in MIIF.
Nicholas Paris, aged 52, is resident in England and is based in London and he is an investment adviser specialising in Asian closed end funds. He founded Purbeck Advisers LLP in 2006 which is an FSA authorised investment firm focused on advising, analysing and distributing Asian investment funds. In his investment advisory role, he provides investment advice on Asian closed end funds (including MIIF) to LIM Advisors Limited, who are based in Hong Kong and who are the investment advisers to LIM Asia Multi-Strategy Fund Inc and LIM Asia Special Situations Master Fund Limited. Prior to that he had worked for 5 years in the hedge fund marketing groups of American Express Asset Management and Coronation International and for a further 7 years as a closed end fund corporate finance adviser in the institutional stock broking teams of Credit Lyonnais Securities Asia, Peregrine Investments from Hong Kong and Baring Securities. He is an independent director of TAU Capital plc, a closed end fund listed on the AIM Stock Exchange in London, which invests in quoted and private equity investments in Central Asia, and between August 2006 and March 2009 he was an independent director of the India IT Fund Limited, a closed end fund listed on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange which invested in quoted Indian software companies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment in the UK and a Member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts Association.
Miles Staude, aged 35, is resident in England and is a London based investment manager at Metage Capital Limited, an investment firm specialising in closed-end funds who are the investment manager for Metage Funds Limited and GSS Offshore SPC. He has spent the last 6 years working at Metage managing many of the firm’s Asian investments, including its substantial investment in MIIF. Prior to joining Metage he spent 5 years at the Royal Bank of Canada working within their global equities team, first in Sydney and later in London. Before that he spent 2 years at an Australian investment bank, Hartley Poynton. He has considerable investment and capital markets experience and is a CFA Charterholder.
Source: LIM Advisors Limited

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CNN International Launches New Digital Travel Platform “CNN Travel”

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HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — CNN International today announced the launch of a new digital channel, CNN Travel, expected to become the most dynamic, engaging and relevant online destination for the world’s luxury, business and leisure travelers.
Through a network of more than 800 travel contributors around the world, CNN Travel delivers up-to-the-minute travel news, destination insights, inspirational travel ideas, original observation and thoroughly-researched city and country insider guides with directions to the world’s hottest restaurants, bars, hotels and activities.
CNN Travel brings together the best of CNN’s existing digital travel portfolio and CNNGo.com, the successful Asia Pacific-focused travel start-up launched in 2009. The Hong Kong-headquartered team which launched CNNGo.com and has managed the popular site ever since, will continue at the helm of the international CNN Travel platform, working with international travel contributors to provide users with the distinct voice, authority and local insights which have made CNNGo.com such a hit.
“CNN Travel takes the best of CNNGo.com, shakes it up and expands its horizons to create an online travel destination unlike anything else out there. We are incredibly proud of the success CNNGo.com has had over the last three years and are thrilled to be taking it global with the creation of CNN Travel,” said Andrew Demaria, editor in chief of CNN Travel.
“CNN Travel’s blend of reporting, global network, international partnerships, contemporary voice and social media reach will position the site as a compelling travel destination,” said Peter Bale, Vice President and General Manager of CNN International Digital. “What Andrew calls ‘CNN in jeans’ gives the site a fresh and vibrant tone.”
“CNN.com has launched a series of groundbreaking initiatives throughout 2012, including our partnership with Facebook around the U.S. Elections, CNN Trends, and CNN Soundwaves. CNN Travel is an outstanding addition to this roster and we are confident our international users will quickly embrace the site’s unique tone and reportage,” Bale added.
CNN Travel features standalone destination guides on Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, along with dedicated sections on Travel News, Aviation, Hotels, Food and Drink amongst others.
Articles now featuring on CNN Travel include:
26 of the most stunning spots in Africa
101 best sports bars in the U.S.
How Spain is trying to save its tourism industry
London’s amazing street food
Insider Guide: Best of Istanbul
10 outrageous spas in the Middle East
Mexico: Underrated Oaxaca
Piranha fishing in the Amazon
Sahara survival: 3 weeks with the Tuareg
Tony Wheeler’s top edgy destinations
Airbus A350- what’s all the fuss about?
Best new restaurants in Hong Kong
Related links:
cnn.com/travel
https://www.facebook.com/cnntravel
@cnntravel
CNN is the world’s leading global 24-hour news network and one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. The CNN brand is available to two billion people via 18 CNN branded TV, internet and mobile services produced by CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System Inc and a Time Warner company. CNN International is the international directorate of CNN Worldwide and distributes news via 14 services in seven different languages. CNN International can be seen in more than 280 million households and hotel rooms in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, including over 44 million across the Asia Pacific region and online at http://www.cnn.com/international.
Get the latest social media updates from CNN at:
facebook.com/cnninternational
@cnnasiapr
Contact:
Susannah Geary / Ingrid Hsu
Tel: +852 3128 3538 / +852 3128 3568
E-mail: susannah.geary@turner.com / ingrid.hsu@turner.com
Source: CNN International

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