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Getac Upgrades Its Most-Popular B300 Rugged Notebook

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MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — One of the industry’s favourite rugged laptops – the Getac B300 – now runs faster than ever before, with twice the graphics capabilities of the previous generation B300.

Aimed at public safety, military and field service users, the new B300 has been engineered to operate longer and faster than almost any other rugged device on the market.

Powered by the latest third Generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor, the device incorporates Intel® vPro™ technology and offers operators a 67% increase in speed; an integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 card delivers rapid access to high-performance graphics, greatly improving display imagery, intricate mapping and advanced video streaming.

Rowina Lee, Vice President of Getac Technology Corporation, says: “The workhorse of the Getac solutions range has just been turbo-charged. The B300 – already one of the most popular and adaptable devices – now offers users even more power and an ability to improve user performance in the field.

“A long battery life combined with the lightweight, fan-less design makes the device ideal for users on-the-go. It’s also dust, drop, and water resistant meaning it will continue to operate in almost any conditions.”

For those in particularly hazardous locations (such as those with flammable gases), the device is also ANSI certified, guaranteeing it will not cause explosions. The device’s magnesium alloy surface treatment and specifically formulated coating for all magnesium components mean it can also withstand long term operation under harsh, highly-corrosive salt fog environments.

The B300 is also MIL-STD 3009 certified, meaning its screen can be seen with night vision goggles – but without the need for filters. And with just a click of a quick key, the B300 transforms into a night vision imaging system (NVIS). In daylight, the device offers an industry-leading 1400nits sunlight-readable QuadraClear™ touchscreen display, granting users complete visibility under bright sunshine.

In the Australasian region, the new device will be distributed by Synnex Australia. Andrew Yu, Senior Product Manager of Getac, from Synnex, says: “The enhanced connectivity and performance of the new B300 deliver real-time access to information which offers higher convenience for Australianusers in the field or even in-vehicle, thanks to Getac’s docking capability.”

The B300 is perfect for those needing GPS data in the field. Its SiRFstarIV™ GPS chipset provides twice the search capacity of earlier chips to pinpoint a location faster and more accurately down to 2.5 metres. The rugged notebook is security-conscious too, incorporating advanced features to safeguard restricted data, including fingerprint scanner, TPM 1.2, and smart card reader.

Ms. Lee says: “With these enhancements, Getac offers one of the fastest, multi-certified, rugged laptops with an incredible 30 hours of battery life and, at five years, the best warranty you will find amongst its direct competitors.”

Further details on the full functionality and specification can be found on the Getac website http://apac.getac.com.

Getac B300 Fully Rugged Notebook Product Features:

Intel® Core™ i7-3520M 2.9GHz or Intel® Core™ i5-3320M 2.6GHz
13.3 ” Getac QuadraClear™ Sunlight Readable Display up to1400 Nits
Up to 30 Hours of Battery Life with Dual Battery System
USB 3.0, eSATA and HDMI Connectivity
Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gobi™
Bluetooth 2.1 Class 2
SiRFstarIV™ high sensitivity GPS for enhanced positioning accuracy
IP65 certified protected against water and dust ingress
MIL-STD-810G protected against drops, shocks and vibration
MIL-STD-461F protected against electromagnetic interference
MIL-STD-3009 Night Vision Equipment Ready
Operates in extreme wide temperature ranges (-29 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius)
About Getac

Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2011 consolidated revenue 25.3 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information visit: http://apac.getac.com.

About Synnex

Synnex Australia Pty Ltd (Synnex) is a global IT Supply Chain services company and one of the largest distribution companies within Australia. With a focus on pure value-added distribution, Synnex has the global backing and local experience to deliver an unparalleled level of service, support, logistics and competitive pricing to the marketplace. Synnex endeavours to service all businesses in the IT industry including SME Resellers, System Integrators, Computer Retailers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Corporate Retailers, National Retailers and VARs. For more information, please visit: http://www.synnex.com.au.

Synnex Sales Contact:
Martin Gotthard
getac@synnex.com.au

Synnex Service Contact
Khai Luu
Khail@synnex.com.au

Media Contact:

Chi-Wing Chan
+61-3-8540-8852

SOURCE Getac Technology Corporation

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December 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

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Getac Upgrades Its Most-Popular B300 Rugged Notebook

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MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — One of the industry’s favourite rugged laptops – the Getac B300 – now runs faster than ever before, with twice the graphics capabilities of the previous generation B300.

Aimed at public safety, military and field service users, the new B300 has been engineered to operate longer and faster than almost any other rugged device on the market.

Powered by the latest third Generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor, the device incorporates Intel® vPro™ technology and offers operators a 67% increase in speed; an integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 card delivers rapid access to high-performance graphics, greatly improving display imagery, intricate mapping and advanced video streaming.

Rowina Lee, Vice President of Getac Technology Corporation, says: “The workhorse of the Getac solutions range has just been turbo-charged. The B300 – already one of the most popular and adaptable devices – now offers users even more power and an ability to improve user performance in the field.

“A long battery life combined with the lightweight, fan-less design makes the device ideal for users on-the-go. It’s also dust, drop, and water resistant meaning it will continue to operate in almost any conditions.”

For those in particularly hazardous locations (such as those with flammable gases), the device is also ANSI certified, guaranteeing it will not cause explosions. The device’s magnesium alloy surface treatment and specifically formulated coating for all magnesium components mean it can also withstand long term operation under harsh, highly-corrosive salt fog environments.

The B300 is also MIL-STD 3009 certified, meaning its screen can be seen with night vision goggles – but without the need for filters. And with just a click of a quick key, the B300 transforms into a night vision imaging system (NVIS). In daylight, the device offers an industry-leading 1400nits sunlight-readable QuadraClear™ touchscreen display, granting users complete visibility under bright sunshine.

In the Australasian region, the new device will be distributed by Synnex Australia. Andrew Yu, Senior Product Manager of Getac, from Synnex, says: “The enhanced connectivity and performance of the new B300 deliver real-time access to information which offers higher convenience for Australianusers in the field or even in-vehicle, thanks to Getac’s docking capability.”

The B300 is perfect for those needing GPS data in the field. Its SiRFstarIV™ GPS chipset provides twice the search capacity of earlier chips to pinpoint a location faster and more accurately down to 2.5 metres. The rugged notebook is security-conscious too, incorporating advanced features to safeguard restricted data, including fingerprint scanner, TPM 1.2, and smart card reader.

Ms. Lee says: “With these enhancements, Getac offers one of the fastest, multi-certified, rugged laptops with an incredible 30 hours of battery life and, at five years, the best warranty you will find amongst its direct competitors.”

Further details on the full functionality and specification can be found on the Getac website http://apac.getac.com.

Getac B300 Fully Rugged Notebook Product Features:

Intel® Core™ i7-3520M 2.9GHz or Intel® Core™ i5-3320M 2.6GHz
13.3 ” Getac QuadraClear™ Sunlight Readable Display up to1400 Nits
Up to 30 Hours of Battery Life with Dual Battery System
USB 3.0, eSATA and HDMI Connectivity
Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Gobi™
Bluetooth 2.1 Class 2
SiRFstarIV™ high sensitivity GPS for enhanced positioning accuracy
IP65 certified protected against water and dust ingress
MIL-STD-810G protected against drops, shocks and vibration
MIL-STD-461F protected against electromagnetic interference
MIL-STD-3009 Night Vision Equipment Ready
Operates in extreme wide temperature ranges (-29 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius)
About Getac

Getac Technology Corporation, a key subsidiary of MiTAC-Synnex Business Group (2011 consolidated revenue 25.3 billion USD), was established in 1989 as a joint venture with GE Aerospace to supply defence electronic products. Getac’s business coverage includes; rugged notebooks, rugged tablet PCs and rugged handheld devices for military, police, government, communications, manufacturing and transportation applications ranging from fully rugged to commercial-grade rugged. Getac’s strong R&D capabilities allow it to provide a high level of customisation and all-aspect hardware-software integration solutions. For more information visit: http://apac.getac.com.

About Synnex

Synnex Australia Pty Ltd (Synnex) is a global IT Supply Chain services company and one of the largest distribution companies within Australia. With a focus on pure value-added distribution, Synnex has the global backing and local experience to deliver an unparalleled level of service, support, logistics and competitive pricing to the marketplace. Synnex endeavours to service all businesses in the IT industry including SME Resellers, System Integrators, Computer Retailers, Original Equipment Manufacturers, Corporate Retailers, National Retailers and VARs. For more information, please visit: http://www.synnex.com.au.

Synnex Sales Contact:
Martin Gotthard
getac@synnex.com.au

Synnex Service Contact
Khai Luu
Khail@synnex.com.au

Media Contact:

Chi-Wing Chan
+61-3-8540-8852

SOURCE Getac Technology Corporation

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December 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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Pantos Logistics, Ranked as the No.1 Logistics Company in the Indonesia Customer Satisfaction Survey

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– Pantos took the top honor in the customer satisfaction survey conducted by the SWA

SEOUL, South Korea, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Pantos Logistics took the top honor in the customer satisfaction survey in Indonesia.

Pantos Logistics announced that the Company received the highest score in the customer satisfaction survey conducted by the SWA (Reported on ‘SWA Plus’, Special Edition of the SWA), one of representative business magazines in Indonesia.

The SWA surveyed 257 consignors on customers’ satisfaction degrees and intention for recommendation of logistics companies, and the compliance with due date, reliability and quality of service products of logistics companies were included in the survey.

In this survey, Pantos Logistics scored 100% in the customer satisfaction degree, and 80% and 90% for the recommendation intention degree and total points, respectively, and named as the no.1 company in the logistics industry. This result is meaningful since Pantos Logistics managed to get the highest scores and outperformed than a number of major global logistics companies.

An official of Pantos Logistic Indonesia said, “We are very glad to hear that Pantos Logistics is named as the logistics company with the highest customer satisfaction. We are going to strive to provide better services to our customers with the differentiated one-stop global integrated logistics service.”

Since its commencement of operation in Indonesia in 1997, Pantos Logistics has provided extensive total logistics service based on the business network that covers the entire country. In addition to operation of a large-scale logistics center located on the 70,000m2 land lot near Jakarta, the Company is expanding a network of warehouses and cargo delivery facilities throughout the country in an effort to emerge as the top logistics business there.

Media contact:
Pantos Logistics Indonesia
JINKYOON PARK
Jk.park@pantos.com
+62-811-979-0407

SOURCE Pantos Logistics

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December 5, 2012 at 3:45 pm

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UN Kicks Off Global Youth Forum in Bali, Indonesia: 2,000 Youth Delegates Empowered to Re-Set Priorities for the UN

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Introduces the mPowering Mobile Platform™: Five-Year Initiative Brings Together Youth, Music and Mobile Technology to Drive 100 Million Actions
A-list Global Artists Avicii and Agnes Monica to Perform, Timbaland Named First-Ever Producer-In-Residence For the mPowering Mobile Platform
BALI, Indonesia/PRNewswire/ — United Nations — Today 2,000 young people representing over 126 nations joined forces with global artists, nonprofits, corporate and government leaders, to debut the mPowering Mobile Platform, a first-ever, entertainment-driven program empowering youth with information and access to education, job and health resources, delivered directly through their mobile phones. The announcement was made at the start of the ICPD Global Youth Forum where thousands of youth will participate in person, online and through social media to influence the UN agenda on health and reproductive rights, education, employment and civic participation. Timbaland, the platform’s first-ever Producer-In-Residence, Avicii, and Agnes Monica (a.k.a., AGNEZ MO), will be on-site to support the conference and perform on December 6th to close the 3-day event.
Young people, who constitute 43% of the world’s population of 7 billion and growing, (in some countries, such as Brazil, Nigeria and Tanzania, the number is as high as 60%) face the greatest challenge in a fast changing world. Yet they can be an innovative source of solutions to these challenges — if engaged and motivated.
The mPoweringMobile Platform recognizes this potential by harnessing the power of music to captivate and inspire today’s young people to take action alongside organizations that specifically work to improve global issues.
“Today’s young people are not only the leaders of our future, they are our leaders today,” said Kwabena Osei-Danquah, Executive Coordinator for ICPD Beyond 2014. “Our world nurtures so many talented, creative, educated people. We have never been so well equipped and interconnected to respond to global challenges. We are truly part of a global community, where actions taken in one country or region can have an immediate impact on other parts of the world.”
To join the initiative, youth will download a free mobile application through which they will connect with their peers around the world, share their stories, stream exclusive songs by participating artists and producers-in-residence, discover information on the issues most important to them, and explore a database of non-profit organizations in their regions to seek help or to volunteer anywhere in the world. Over the next five years, the campaign will feature hundreds of artists at more than 40 events around the world, and will also feature a Mobile Recording Studio bus, where musical content will be created by global artists and integrated into an app in real-time.
“With youth delegates gathering from around the world at the Global Youth Forum, we’ll collect priceless feedback necessary to create the mobile legacy that is the mPowering Mobile Platform,” said Jeff Martin, CEO and co-founder of Tribal Brands. “It’s the voices of these young leaders amplified that will drive real-world change, one action at a time.”
The mPowering Mobile Platform will be officially launched on February 8th, 2013 during Grammy Week in Los Angeles. For more information visitwww.facebook.com/mPoweringActionand@mPoweringAction on Twitter.
About ICPD Beyond 2014
ICPD Beyond 2014 is a mandated review of the Programme of Action that was agreed by the United Nations member states who attended the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994. The ICPD was a watershed event that made clearly evidenced Iinks between population dynamics and human rights and placed the empowerment of women and young people at the heart of the global development agenda. The ICPD review process will assess progress, gaps and new challenges in achieving the goals of the Programme of Action through process which engage all stakeholders including governments, civil society and youth. For more information about ICPD Beyond 2014 visit icpdbeyond2014.org, for information specifically related to the ICPD Global Youth Forum visit icpdyouth.org.
About Avicii
Beginning his career at 18, Avicii has had greater success at 22 than most could hope for in a lifetime. With chart-toppers such as Seek Bromance, My Feelings For You, Fade into Darkness, Silhouettes, and LE7ELS, Avicii has since 2008 risen from bedroom music-maker to international superstar. Kicking 2012 off with his unique ‘House for Hunger’ tour, Avicii and his manager Ash Pournouri personally donated $1M to the organization ‘Feeding America,’ by doing a not-for-profit 27-stop tour in the U.S. Additional information about Avicii can be found at: http://www.avicii.com.
About Timbaland
For more than 20 years, Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley’s innovative sound has redefined how the world experiences music. As the most sought after producer with multi-platinum collaborations with hundreds of artists including Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Keith Urban, Missy Elliott, Madonna, and Jay-Z, Timbaland is the number one producer in the world. Acclaimed as Billboard Magazine’s Song Writer of the Decade (2011) and multi-Grammy Award winner, Timbaland is a global icon surpassing time and genre.
About Agnes Monica (a.k.a., AGNEZ MO)
After rising to stardom at the age of 6, Indonesian singer Agnes Monica (a.k.a., AGNEZ MO) has made a name for herself as an award-winning, multi-platinum singer and highly acclaimed actress. With eight albums and commercial success throughout the globe, Agnes awards include: 10 Anugerah Musik Indonesia Awards, seven Panasonic Awards, four MTV Indonesia Awards, three Indonesia Kid’s Choice Awards, and seven JpopAsia International Music Awards.
As the face of Olay for Southeast Asia, and the spokesperson for Honda in the region, Agnes’ branded slogan, “Dream, Believe, and Make it Happen” became the campaign for the US Embassy’s 2011 cultural conference. Agnes is an ambassador of MTV EXIT to combat human trafficking, the regional icon for Anti-Drugs Movement appointed by DEA and IDEC Far East Region, and was recently appointed as the ambassador of Intellectual Property Rights 2012 by Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Indonesia.
Agnes broke into the international music scene through collaborations ranging from American R&B Singer Keith Martin to Latin heartthrob Christian Chavez, recently recorded a duet with Grammy Award winner, Michael Bolton, and is in the process of working on an English studio album with Timbaland and other renowned producers/collaborators.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Edelman:
North America: Tyler Spalding, Tel.: +1.202.412.8808, Email: tyler.spalding@edelman.com
Asia: Arie Rukmantara, Tel.: +62 21 721 59000, Email: arie.rukmantara@indopacedelman.com
Europe: Virginie Serre, Tel.: +33 15 66 97 500, Email: Virginie.Serre@edelman.com
South America: Agustina Mikulka, Tel. +54 11 4315-4020, Email: agustina.mikulka@edelman.com
Brazil: Giovana Lerda, Tel.: + 55 21 2507-7788. Email: Giovana.Lerda@edelmansignifica.com
Tribal Brands:
North America: Jason Taylor, Tel.: +1.925.895.0090, Email: jt@tribalbrands.com
Asia: Jette Speights, Tel.: +1.415.385.8829, Email: jette@tribalbrands.com
Timbaland:
Monique Idlett-Mosley, Tel.: +1.305.389.1082, Email: monique.idlett@mosleymusicgroup.net
Source: ICPD

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December 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

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Expo Build China 2013 – The Gateway To Approaching China’s Building & Decoration Market

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of building materials, as well as representing a new market for those who engage in sustainable building. The USD$1,700 billion construction market is forecast to grow at an 8.5% CAGR, or RMB 30 trillion, by 2020. The retrofitting market is expected to increase by more than 1,000%. All of the world can see the buying and consumption power of China’s building and design market.

Expo Build China. (PRNewsFoto/UBM Sinoexpo)

Hotel Plus. (PRNewsFoto/UBM Sinoexpo)
As one of the largest premium comprehensive building trade shows in China, Expo Build China (www.expobuild.com) has built up its reputation through 21 years of experience in the building industry, and has served as a gateway for investors and traders who want to approach the rapidly growing Chinese market. Expo Build China is organised by UBM Sinoexpo and supported by the Architectural Society of China and the China Institute of Interior Design. A great variety of high-tech building materials, innovative technologies and designs will be showcased at Expo Build China from 1-3 April 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. As part of the international hospitality show, HDD Expo, it is estimated that Expo Build China will attract the participation of over 400 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors.
With the strong support of timber industry associations such as European Wood, the American Hardwood Export Council, French Timber and Canada Wood, a special themed zone featuring wooden products and timber buildings will be set up alongside the main event. A series of influential timber industry forums will accompany this event, which will not only host talks on optimising the commercial value of wooden products in China, but will also serve as an important platform for exchanges among architects, designers, developers, traders and manufacturers.
Based on its successful debut in 2012, the second edition of Ecobuild China, which is derived from the world’s largest green building and new energy trade fair – Ecobuild in London – will be concurrently held at Expo Build China 2013 in the form of a United Kingdom pavilion and a “green building” pavilion. It will combine the latest innovative technologies and products in sustainable architectural design with a host of cutting-edge conferences, as well as team thought-leadership and practical application featuring suppliers of products and solutions for sustainable buildings and green technologies. A large academic delegation from the United Kingdom such as the British Research Establishment (BRE), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will provide high-level debates on topics such as “transforming low carbon construction into reality”, as well as promoting building information modeling (BIM), BRE Environmental Assessment Methods (BREEAM), and so on. More than 30 leading industry experts from across the world will be invited to attend the debates, which will cover the most pertinent issues faced by the region and the industry.
In addition, the Hotel Plus – Mockup Hotel Room Show will be another highlight at Expo Build China 2013. It is being co-organised by the China Tourist Hotels Association and the Alliance of China Hotel Owners. The Hotel Plus show is devoted to demonstrating the most cutting-edge decorative art and material technologies in hotel space design by setting up six demonstration suites in hotel guest rooms on-site, and the total exhibition area will be over 1,000 sq m. Leading domestic and international hotel management groups such as Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), Greenland International Hotels Group, Wanda Hotels & Resorts, BTG-Jianguo Hotels & Resort Group, and New Century Hotels & Resort Group will all be involved with Hotel Plus, as well as Well Tech Studio from Italy.
A host of other events will be held alongside Expo Build China 2013, such as the Shanghai International Interior Design Festival (www.design-festival.net) organised by the China National Interior Decoration Association. A series of design forums, trend releases, and design award ceremonies will ensure rich cutting-edge content including international and multi-cultural exchanges, technology revolutions in the design industry and real business practices. These high-end talks on design culture will feature an unparalleled line-up of speakers, and especially well-known forward-thinking designers. Through communication, sharing and learning, you will not only refresh your views, but also benefit from the interesting networking opportunities.
About UBM Sinoexpo (www.ubmsinoexpo.com)
UBM Sinoexpo is the arm of UBM Asia that is responsible for the group’s mainland China business. Our products and services cover eight industries: furniture, pharmaceuticals, hotel, building, boat, cleaning, food ingredients and lighting, and includes 34 business exhibitions, two publications and six B2B websites. Total exhibiting area exceeds 700,000sqm every year.
About the HDD Expo (www.hddshow.com)
HDD Expo (Hotelex + Design & Deco) is composed of Asia’s largest hospitality events – Hotelex Shanghai (www.hotelex.cn), the Expo Build China (www.expobuild.com), the Ceramics, Tiles and Sanitary Ware China (www.ceramics-china.cn), the Ecobuild China (www.ecobuildchina.com), the Shanghai Hospitality Design & Engineering Expo (www.hdeexpo.com), and the Shanghai International Interior Design Festival (www.design-festival.net) – integrating design, fashion, green technology, future concepts and providing visitors with an unparalleled opportunity for insight and communication at the forefront of global hotel design.
Source: UBM Sinoexpo

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December 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

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Dow Jones Special Committee Endorses Gerard Baker as New Editor

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — The Dow Jones Special Committee has approved the appointment of Gerard Baker to succeed Robert Thomson as editor-in-chief and managing editor of the Wall Street Journal. The committee and Mr. Thomson began consultation on the appointment several weeks ago.
The committee has closely followed the work of Mr. Baker, formerly U.S. editor and a columnist for the Times of London, as well as economics correspondent for the BBC and the Financial Times, since he joined the Journal in early 2009 and has met with him numerous times. Mr. Thomson informed the committee early of his intention to appoint Mr. Baker to succeed him, giving the committee time to hold discussions with a variety of key Dow Jones journalists. It also interviewed Mr. Baker, who assured the committee of his commitment to the Journal’s ethical standards and to the continued clear separation of news and opinion within the newspaper and Dow Jones Newswires.
Confident that he will uphold the traditions that have earned the Journal its stature, the five-member committee unanimously endorsed Mr. Baker’s appointment.
The committee was formed when News Corp. purchased Dow Jones in 2007. Its charter gives it the responsibility for monitoring the adherence of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires to the highest ethical and professional standards. Appointment of the managing editor and the editorial page editor require approval by the committee.
Thomas J. Bray, chair
Lou Boccardi
Jack Fuller
Nicholas Negroponte
Susan Phillips
Source: Dow Jones Special Committee

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December 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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Novo Nordisk to Create the World’s First All-diabetes Professional Cycling Team

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BAGSVAERD, Denmark/PRNewswire/ —
Novo Nordisk today announced a unique partnership to form Team Novo Nordisk, a global sports team with more than 100 cyclists, triathletes and runners who all have diabetes, spearheaded by the world’s first all-diabetes pro-cycling team.
To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58660-novo-nordisk-diabetes-cycling-team
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120911/559804 )
Team Novo Nordisk will use life experiences and competitiveness to motivate people affected by diabetes. Throughout 2013, these athletes will compete in more than 500 sporting competitions around the world. The men’s pro-cycling team will compete in races such as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the Tour of Britain and the Paris-Tours, with the ultimate goal of joining the Tour de France.
“As part of our long-standing Changing Diabetes® programme, this partnership provides a tremendous opportunity to raise awareness, and educate, empower and inspire people with diabetes,” says Jakob Riis, senior vice president, Global Marketing and Global Medical Affairs, Novo Nordisk. “This is yet another way Novo Nordisk is striving to create more opportunities to live well with diabetes.”
Phil Southerland founded what was known as ‘Team Type 1’ in 2005 and included riders and athletes with and without diabetes until this year. The new Team Novo Nordisk will only comprise of athletes who have diabetes and will continue to grow the team mission “to instil hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes.”
“As Team Novo Nordisk we want to show the world what is possible with great diabetes control. Between us, Team Novo Nordisk has over 1,000 diagnosed years of diabetes with no complications and we stand for what life with diabetes can be like,” Southerland says. “Exercise is that billion dollar drug that nobody ever gets prescribed, and in my experience is the best of them all. With appropriate diet, exercise, treatment and technology, anyone with diabetes can achieve their dreams.”
About Diabetes
Today, 371 million people are living with diabetes.[1] Changing Diabetes® is Novo Nordisk’s global commitment to improve conditions for the millions of people who live with diabetes around the world today, and those who are at risk of developing diabetes tomorrow. It is a global advocacy and partner platform which advocates for the prevention and early detection of diabetes, as well as improved treatment, care and health outcomes.
Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 89 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within haemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. For more information, visit novonordisk.com.
Reference
International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 5th Edition, 2012 Update. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation. Available from: http://www.idf.org/diabetesatlas. Last accessed: November 2012

Video: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/58660-novo-nordisk-diabetes-cycling-team
Source: Novo Nordisk A/S

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December 5, 2012 at 11:25 am

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Hong Bao Media Honoured at Asian Publishing Awards

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Receives two Excellence Awards:

Best Multimedia Campaign by a Corporate Advertiser
Innovative Corporate Communications

SINGAPORE and KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Bao Media, a leading producer of online video programs for content marketing, events and internal communications, is proud to announce it has been honoured in the Asian Publishing Awards in Kuala Lumpur tonight for two recent projects.

Its content marketing program “Fuji Xerox Superheroes” has received the Excellence Award for Best Multimedia Campaign by a Corporate Advertiser, while its internal communications program “PATH Idol”, also produced for Fuji Xerox, won the Excellence Award for Innovative Corporate Communications.

The Awards attracted 157 entries from 8 countries.

Mark Laudi, Managing Director of Hong Bao Media (Holdings) Pte Ltd, said: “We are thrilled to receive these two awards because they confirm our market leadership in content marketing and internal communications.

“Marketers and corporate communications executives around the region are increasingly aware of the need to go beyond traditional advertising and use content marketing to engage their clients and stakeholders — whether internal or external.

“We know what works, and what doesn’t work.

“Marketers and corporate communications executives need to be aware that traditional advertising agencies, PR and marketing firms, and video production companies in Asia frequently lack the expertise or foresight to produce compelling content to meet their desired outcomes.

“That’s why Hong Bao Media has a strong niche, at the intersection of business savvy, content production and editorial expertise.

“We are there to guide them in this new field with street smart advice that drives returns and saves money,” Laudi concluded.

Hong Bao Media won the Innovative Corporate Communications in a Multimedia World Award at the Asian Publishing Convention in Bangkok last year.

ABOUT HONG BAO MEDIA

Hong Bao Media is Asia’s leading producer of web television and online video content for:

— Content marketing. We help our customers generate leads by
producing compelling web TV and online video programs.
— Internal communications. We help our customers get buy-in
from staff for strategic communications and change management.
— eventv(TM). Working with event managers, we produce
compelling coverage of seminars, conferences, trade shows
and expos to drive value and increase sponsorships.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Mark Laudi
Managing Director
Hong Bao Media (Holdings) Pte Ltd
Tel/Fax: +65-6223-2249
contact@hongbaomedia.com

SOURCE﹛Hong Bao Media

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December 5, 2012 at 10:42 am

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The NeuViz 64 Multi-slice CT Scanner from Neusoft Medical Systems Receives FDA Clearance

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SHENYANG, China/PRNewswire/ — Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd. (“Neusoft Medical”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Neusoft Corporation, announced today that the NeuViz 64 multi-slice CT scanner has received FDA 510k clearance.
The FDA approval of the NeuViz 64 CT further validates Neusoft Medical’s capacity to introduce high quality technology that meets the requirements of clinical practice around the world. Neusoft Medical has pioneered the rapid evolution of CT technology to meet the global demand for high-quality, affordable imaging. NeuViz 64 provides a clinical and financial solution for currently challenged paradigm which places clinical advantages of 64-slice scanning beyond the financial budget of most hospitals and imaging centers.
The NeuViz 64 design delivers low-dose scanning, high patient throughput, ease of use, performs advanced Cardiac Imaging, and provides a wide variety of clinically-relevant post processing and diagnostic techniques. The Quad-Sampling Technology can improve resolution, reduce artifact and extend scanning ranges. ClearView Reconstruction removes noise while preserving details potentially providing low-dose image quality that is superior to that of full-dose images. A lot of low dose designs have been applied in NeuViz 64 such as 240 degree exposure, pediatric protocols, and ECG dose modulation, etc. Powerful workstation (AVW) can offer full range of clinical applications and optimized intuitive workflow guides technologists to use easily and quickly.
Neusoft Medical continues to expand its global presence around the world, and it has achieved ISO9001 Quality System Certification for all products, among which, CT, MRI, X-ray, diagnostic ultrasound and PET products have been certified by CE and FDA. Beside the released 64 slice CT, Neusoft Medical is innovating 64+ slice CT, at the meantime, focusing on innovation all the times to support lower dose and better image for good diagnosis.
About Neusoft Medical
Neusoft Medical is based in Shenyang, China. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Neusoft Corporation, the largest IT solution and service provider in China, Neusoft Medical has become the premier developer and manufacturer of advanced medical equipment in China. Combining strength in R&D, software development and system integration with collaboration with top medical institutes and academic institutions, Neusoft Medical has released more than 20 new products since its founding in 1998 and installed thousands of medical systems worldwide. To learn more, please visit: http://medical.neusoft.com/en/
For more information, please contact:
Terry Du
PR Manager
Neusoft Corporation
Phone: +86-24-8366-2306
Email: duch@neusoft.com
Source: Neusoft Corporation

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December 5, 2012 at 10:32 am

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Sergiy Arbuzov Receives the Highest Marks of Any of the Heads of Governments or Central Banks in Eastern Europe From German Experts in Recent Report

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COLOGNE, Germany, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — In November 2012, a reputable German Center for Intercultural Cooperation and Communication (Zentrum fur interkulturelle Kooperation und Kommunikation e. V (ZIKK, Cologne)) conducted a survey among German experts on the state of economies in European countries and the prospects of overcoming the financial and economic crisis.

Twenty-five experts took part in the survey, among them economists, political scientists, sociologists, representatives of NGOs and journalists.

Upon survey completion a press conference was held in Cologne on November 29 where the following survey results were presented.

Eighty-eight percent of experts have expressed cautious optimism and noted the presence of numerous indicators, which allow us to consider the mid-term perspective for European economies in overcoming the crisis.

The highest marks of the experts for the European leaders’ efforts in overcoming the financial crisis were deservedly awarded to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi.

It was a pleasant surprise to know that among the heads of governments and national banks in Eastern Europe the highest marks of German experts were awarded to the Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Sergiy Arbuzov for successfully countering the financial and economic crisis.

In particular, the experts noted the decisive actions of the NBU to strengthen hryvnia exchange rate in autumn of this year, despite the political turbulence caused by the recent elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the unfavorable external economic environment (especially, in the metals market).

The majority of German experts (76%) consider Sergiy Arbuzov to be the person who can achieve the resumption of cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF. Summarizing the views of German experts on this issue, the ZIKK Chairman and Professor of the Economics Julius Kesin told a press-conference: “Serhyi Arbuzov possesses, on the one hand, an optimal combination of high-level qualification and experience, and on the other – an untapped potential and susceptibility to the new – in order to successfully cope with the complicated challenges which the Ukrainian economy is currently facing.”

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December 5, 2012 at 10:27 am

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