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SANS Institute to Offer World-Class Information Security and Computer Forensics Training at SANS Secure Singapore 2013

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — SANS today announced it is returning to the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel campus for SANS Secure Singapore 2013. Slated for 25 February – 2 March, SANS Secure Singapore 2013 will provide students with world-class IT security and computer forensics training.
SANS Secure Singapore 2013 features six hands-on technical courses taught by some of the top security practitioners in the industry. Making its APAC debut, SANS has added the Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking course to the agenda.
According to Dr. Eric Cole, author of SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials – Enterprise Defender which he is teaching at Secure Singapore 2013, “We have identified core foundation areas that compliment SEC401: Security Essentials with no overlap and continue to build a solid security foundation for network practitioners.”
According to Chad Tilbury, co-author of FOR408: Computer Forensics Investigations – Windows In-Depth which he is teaching at Secure Singapore 2013, “Keeping up with the cutting edge of forensics is daunting, and with frequent updates I am confident this course provides the most up to date training available — whether you are just starting out or are looking to add to your forensic arsenal.”
SANS Secure Singapore 2013 provides attendees the opportunity to upgrade their IT security and computer forensics skills, work toward their GIAC security certification, and network with other top information security professionals. The event features hands-on training and evening bonus sessions which are included with training registration.
For more information on the event or to register, please visit: http://www.sans.org/info/121982
About SANS Institute
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted, and by far the largest, source for world-class information security training and security certification in the world. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, is a certification body featuring over 20 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; and it operates the Internet’s early warning system – the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations to universities working together to help the entire information security community. (www.sans.org)
Source: SANS Institute

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January 24, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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UNIQLO Donates Clothing to Athletes at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea

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Specially Designed Kits for Japan, South Korea and Singapore National Teams
TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — UNIQLO today announces a donation of clothing to athletes competing at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang to be held January 29 through February 5, in PyeongChang and Gangneung, South Korea. UNIQLO operations in Japan, South Korea and Singapore are supplying full sets of specially designed winter clothing to the athletes representing their respective countries.
UNIQLO will provide a total of around 4,900 items of clothing featuring each team’s official logos for Special Olympics athletes. Within this total, UNIQLO Japan will supply some 1,200 items, UNIQLO South Korea, 3,200, and UNIQLO Singapore, 500, to their respective national teams. Since 2002, UNIQLO has supported Special Olympics Nippon by providing apparel to athletes and sending employees to assist at events as volunteers. UNIQLO’s support of the 2013 world winter games is a natural extension of its long-term commitment to the Special Olympics movement.
The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games PyeongChang
Date: January 29 through February 5, 2013
Place: PyeongChang and Gangneung, South Korea
Participants: Approximately 14,900 people from 120 countries including 3,300 athletes, coaches and officials, as well as volunteers and accompanying family members.
Sports: Alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, short-track speed skating, figure skating and floor hockey.
Outline of UNIQLO Support for Athletes at the Special Olympics World Winter Games
UNIQLO Co., Ltd. supplies 1,200 items for the Japanese national team
FRL Korea Co., Ltd. provides 3,200 items to the South Korean national team
UNIQLO (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. supplies 500 items to the Singaporean national team
Donated clothing: UNIQLO winter wear with designs featuring each team’s respective official logos
Set of Items UNIQLO is Supplying to the Japanese National Team
Airtech Down Jackets
Fleece Full Zip Long Sleeve Jackets
Soft Touch Striped Turtleneck Long Sleeve T-shirts
HEATTECH Fleece Mock Neck Long Sleeve T-shirts
HEATTECH Crew Neck 9/10-Sleeve T-shirts
HEATTECH Fleece Printed Neck Warmers
Warm Easy Cargo Pants
HEATTECH Pile Socks (2-pairs)
Printed Fleece Gloves
HEATTECH Long Johns
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 928 billion yen for the 2012 fiscal year ending August 31, 2012, Fast Retailing is currently the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 1,100 stores in 13 markets worldwide including Japan: Mainland China, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit http://www.uniqlo.com and http://www.fastretailing.com
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 4 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. Special Olympics now takes place every day, changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities in all countries of the world to the community playgrounds and ball fields in every small neighborhood’s backyard. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.
Source: UNIQLO

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January 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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Kalibrr Is First Filipino Start Up Chosen To Participate In Y Combinator

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Start Up Designed To Help Filipinos Get Jobs Is First Philippine Company Chosen By Y Combinator
MANILA /PRNewswire/ — Kalibrr, an online learning platform designed to help users qualify for and land jobs with no cost to the applicant, announced today that the startup company is the first Filipino company to be accepted in Y Combinator. Founded in January 2012 by Paul Rivera, Kalibrr aims to create economic opportunities through learning and employment. The company currently focuses on helping middle class Filipinos acquire jobs in the booming business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. BPO refers to the outsourcing of certain responsibilities of specific business functions or processes such as customer service or IT support to a third-party service provider by large corporate companies. Companies pay a subscription fee to access and hire candidates through Kalibrr. At present, Kalibrr is focused on getting users in Metro Manila call center jobs. BPOs are the primary source of income for a huge population of the middle class in the Philippines.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/LA45875LOGO)
With renowned programmer and venture capitalist Paul Graham at its helm, Y Combinator is the most prestigious program for budding startup entrepreneurs. In 2005, Y Combinator developed a new model of tech startup funding. Twice a year the group invests a small amount of money (average $18k) in a large number of startups. The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, where they work intensively with the Y Combinator members in order to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in “Demo Day,” when the startups present to a large audience of investors. YC’s alumni network also continues to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.
“We’re extremely proud to be the first company in the Philippines to be recognized as a worthy contender on Y Combinator’s global stage.” says Paul Rivera, CEO of Kalibrr.
Rivera’s goal is to take advantage of the network of mentors, advisors, and investors to realize its dream of building a successful business, increasing the Philippines’s standing on the global stage, and being a role-model for other entrepreneurs in the Philippines.
For more information on Kalibrr, please visit http://www.kalibrr.com.
Source: Kalibrr

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January 24, 2013 at 11:53 am

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The Shift from Treatment to Prevention: A Drive towards Cutting Healthcare Costs

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A new market landscape offers companies ripe opportunities to thrive and compete
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Many healthcare experts believe exigent healthcare costs are controllable by focusing on the pre-emptive component of healthcare. Following this trend, a lot of emphasis was recently put on providing adequate preventative care, which provides immense opportunities for both healthcare and non-healthcare organizations. Within the preventative care space, the products and services can be segmented into three primary components: patient education systems (including wellness programs), aging in place services, and remote monitoring devices.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s (http://medtech.frost.com) Shifting Toward Preventative Healthcare Models in the United States research on preventative health technologies finds that amidst the several challenges that exist in the market, vast opportunities are present for growth. The unique technology matrix included in the analysis evaluates the entire market landscape by health condition and level of medical professional involvement. The research finds that although lack of incentives does slow the adoption process, government regulations and an exceeding burden on the economy are pushing healthcare professionals to reach new levels of service and technology innovation.
If you are interested in more information on this research, please email Britni Myers, Corporate Communications, at britni.myers@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.
Due to a shortage of reimbursements available for the use of preventative technologies, many physicians and patients are hesitant to implement such systems, especially when they are uncertain about the cost-effectiveness. While it may be more costly in the future if healthcare providers choose not to adopt these preventative technologies, many do not have the available funds needed to purchase such technologies at high initial investment costs. Also, patients are unaware of the effectiveness of both patient education systems and remote monitoring devices, hindering the progress of preventative technologies.
“Everyone involved in healthcare must realize that disregarding more cost-effective and efficient delivery of healthcare can potentially bankrupt many states,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Aarti Shetty. “This also creates heavy financial burdens for the federal government, while jeopardizing the overall quality of care.”
Physicians must adapt their mentality to realize that prevention is an important component of healthcare, as it reduces the need for diagnosis, treatment and therapy. However, unless healthcare providers are reimbursed for their use of such technologies, there will be a slow movement in the preventative technologies market.
“With the availability of preventative services such as patient education systems, wellness programs, and remote monitoring devices, consumers can begin to establish better health through improved lifestyle habits,” concluded Shetty. “An increased adoption of preventative technologies promoting healthier tendencies can help lower overall costs by decreasing the number of needed consumer healthcare services in the future.”
Since today’s patients with chronic diseases desire to maintain their independence from hospital care and be more engaged in managing their illnesses, the demand for remote monitoring devices has increased. Growth in this segment of the population expands the market base for preventative technologies, one step at a time.
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January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

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Hospira and Q Core Medical Sign International Distribution Agreement for Sapphire Infusion System

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— Device enhances Hospira portfolio with next-generation portable infusion pump technology —
LAKE FOREST, Ill., and PETACH TIKVA, Israel/PRNewswire/ — Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, and Q Core Medical, Ltd., an innovation leader in infusion delivery systems, today announced that the companies have entered into a distribution agreement for the Q Core Sapphire™ multi-therapy infusion system. Through the arrangement, Hospira will have exclusive rights to market and distribute Sapphire — a compact and lightweight infusion device system frequently used in ambulatory and hospital settings — in more than 60 key markets across Europe, Asia and The Americas. The agreement also enables Hospira to collaborate with Q Core for distribution of its product development pipeline.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/CG45348)
“Collaborating with Q Core reinforces Hospira’s commitment to providing advanced infusion systems that help improve the safety and efficiency of I.V. (intravenous) medication administration,” said Julie Sawyer Montgomery, vice president, Medication Management Systems Marketing, Hospira. “With clinicians in multiple regions using the Sapphire system to support their medication administration needs, the device expands Hospira’s ability to help support patient safety in key geographies.”
The Sapphire system satisfies a wide range of critical drug delivery needs in ambulatory and hospital care environments and readily adapts to emerging needs. It features a full-color touch-screen and software designed to enable intuitive programming and operation with minimal steps. The smart pump capabilities of the Sapphire system help healthcare organizations support a high level of medication delivery safety. The device is already in use in Canada and Europe, and under regulatory review for registrations in additional countries, including the United States.
“We see great synergy between our companies, combining our advanced technology with Hospira’s superb customer support, technology, and global reach,” said Dr. Boaz Eitan, CEO of Q Core Medical. “We believe that the addition of our Sapphire brand into Hospira’s portfolio marks the beginning of a long-term and fruitful cooperation.”
Adding the Sapphire system to the Hospira product portfolio strengthens the breadth of the company’s already comprehensive medication management business. Hospira’s current portfolio features products such as Plum A+™ with Hospira MedNet™ safety software, a proven and scalable advanced infusion pump system; Symbiq™ infusion system with built-in Hospira MedNet, the first general infusion system to require selection of an entry from the safety software for all drug delivery programs; the market-leading LifeCare PCA™ pain management pump with Hospira MedNet; and the GemStar™ ambulatory infusion device. KLAS recognized Hospira as the early leader in smart pump/EHR (electronic health record) integration, with more live I.V. clinical integration sites than any other infusion pump provider and the only vendor to integrate with multiple EHR providers.1
Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.
About Hospira
Hospira, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies. Through its broad, integrated portfolio, Hospira is uniquely positioned to Advance Wellness™ by improving patient and caregiver safety while reducing healthcare costs. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., and has approximately 15,000 employees. Learn more at http://www.hospira.com.
About Q Core Medical
Q Core Medical is a dynamic, expanding medical devices company focused on the ambulatory and hospital based electronic infusion pump market. Q Core Medical designs, develops, manufactures, and markets advanced pump systems with multi-treatment I.V., enteral feeding, and veterinary capabilities. Our world-class scientists and engineers are committed to continuous research and development of new and progressive products and technologies. Visit Q Core online at http://www.qcore.com.
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 — A Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the distribution agreement between Hospira and Q Core Medical. Hospira cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Economic, competitive, governmental, legal, regulatory, technological, manufacturing supply, quality and other factors that may affect Hospira’s operations and may cause actual results to be materially different from expectations include the risks, uncertainties and factors discussed under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Hospira’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and Forms 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are incorporated by reference. Hospira undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as the result of subsequent events or developments.
1″Smart Pumps 2012: Wireless Technology and EMR Integration,” April, 2012. © 2012 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. http://www.KLASresearch.com.
Source: Hospira, Inc.

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January 24, 2013 at 10:26 am

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