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Neil Turok Appointed to Second Term as Perimeter Institute Director and to Lazaridis-Bohr Chair

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TORONTO, March 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Director Neil Turok to a second five-year term at the Institute’s helm.

In conjunction with the renewal, Perimeter also announced the establishment of the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Niels Bohr Chair in Theoretical Physics, with Dr. Turok as the inaugural chairholder. This is the second Perimeter Research Chair to be announced, following the 2012 appointment of Xiao-Gang Wen as the BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics.

In making the announcement, Board Chair Mike Lazaridis said, “When we invited Dr. Neil Turok to be Perimeter’s Director in 2008, we knew he was a world-class scientist and a visionary leader. What he has brought to the Institute in his first term as Director has been nothing short of outstanding. Under his direction, Perimeter has become one of the leading centres for theoretical physics in the world. The Board’s decision to re-appoint Neil was unanimous, as was the support for the decision from faculty and Perimeter’s Scientific Advisory Committee. We look forward to his ongoing leadership, as we continue to build Perimeter Institute and the Quantum Valley in Waterloo Region. It is also a special privilege for Ophelia and me to lend our name to this new Chair that will support Neil’s world-leading research in early universe cosmology.”

Dr. Turok commented, “I am humbled and excited by this news and very grateful for the confidence and support of the Board. I am especially honoured to be appointed as the first holder of the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Niels Bohr Chair and appreciative of the incredible support of Mike Lazaridis and the Board. Working with Perimeter’s outstanding faculty and staff over the last several years has been intense, exciting, and hugely rewarding. Our shared vision, of course, is to achieve the research breakthroughs that will transform the future. While we cannot predict exactly where or when those breakthroughs will come, we can seed the ground by encouraging brilliant researchers to do their most ambitious research and by nurturing the brightest young talents from around the world. Together, we are reinventing how theoretical physics is done. I can’t wait to get started on the next five years.”

Full information is available on the Perimeter Institute website, including highlights of Dr. Turok’s first term as Director.

About Perimeter

Perimeter Institute is an independent, non-profit, scientific research organization working to advance our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter, and information. Located in Waterloo, and in partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Perimeter is a successful example of public-private collaboration in scientific research, training, and outreach.

For further information:

John Matlock
Director of External Relations and Public Affairs

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March 18, 2013 at 10:18 am

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The Largest Ingredients Sourcing Hub in Latin America

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AMSTERDAM, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

For the first time, food and pharmaceutical industries will join forces to create the largest ingredients event in Latin America

The food and beverage industry is witnessing a move from reactive to proactive, with consumers now actively seeking functional foods that provide benefit-adding solutions to the various health challenges they currently face or will face later in life.

Over the last few years, nutraceuticals (both disease preventing and health beneficial products) and functional foods have become a regular addition to the weekly shopping basket of the ever increasingly health conscious consumer. This shift has created a need for immediate investment and collaboration between the pharmaceutical and food sectors.

South America has been identified as the world’s biggest region in continuous improvements in the food and pharmaceutical product lines. This has contributed to a major chance in the way manufacturers source their ingredients for both food and pharmaceutical solutions, making companies in both sectors re-think their business strategy.

In an effort to fulfill the need for a sourcing hub for both food and pharmaceutical ingredients, leading event organiser UBM Live has announced the co-location of three major events in one single venue, Expo Centre Norte, São Paulo, Brazil. These three focused events, Food ingredients South America, Health ingredients South America and CPhI South America, on the 6 – 8 August 2013, will create the largest and most efficient ingredient sourcing hub in Latin America.

With strong synergies in the fields of research and development, these three events perfectly complement each other, adding value for exhibiting companies and visitors looking for the latest innovations, cost-effective ingredients and new business opportunities. The result is an ingredients sourcing hub which provides distinct benefits for both buyers and suppliers such as reducing months of research, foster business relationships or finding the resources to serve this niche market.

The show has generated an unprecedented interest with a forecasted audience of more than 15,000 attendees. 700 exhibitors from across all five continents guarantee a place for innovation featuring food and pharmaceutical ingredients, raw materials distributors as well as service providers for end-product manufacturers.

Joris Van Wijk, Managing Director UBM Brazil said: “After 17 years delivering the trusted route to market for both food and pharmaceutical companies, we want to provide a more complete event for attendees. The expansion in the neutraceuticals and food supplements platform is at a crucial point in Brazil and in this way, attendees will find a large range of food and pharmaceutical ingredients, which we believe will help the launches of these products.”

This B2B platform will shape the way ingredients are sourced in this market and is a chance for strategic partnerships to be kick-started in the region, as well as an opportunity to learn about the latest innovations through its conferences and educational sessions.

With limited premier spaces available, the organisers recommend ingredients manufacturers to visit for a personal consultation on how exhibiting at this event can add real value to a business.

In addition, and with interest in this region at an all time high, the organizers are encouraging both food and pharma professionals to register for the show while visitor passes are still available. Registration is quick and free via and

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Fi Europe, CPhI, Food ingredients, TFM&A, Fi South America, Hi South America, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

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March 18, 2013 at 10:12 am

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Three Giant Retailers – Ikea, Lidl and Ahold – to Speak at Tissue World 2013 in Barcelona 3 Days from Now

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BARCELONA, Spain /PRNewswire/ — Three of the world’s largest retailing companies, with a combined annual turnover of EUR120 billion or about US$150 billion, will be on the speakers’ program at the world’s largest gathering of the tissue industry, Tissue World.

Tissue World Venue.

Tissue World.
The theme of the conference is:
Evolution? or Revolution? The Next Steps in Sustainable Tissue Making.
All three companies, each with quite different environmental and sustainability profiles, will be sharing their viewpoints on how this critical subject has impacted their business and how it may affect the tissue business.
These three speakers will be among 50 world-leading experts who will give their opinions and outlook on the sustainable future of tissue making. Technology, operations, markets, customer preferences, and of course environmental viewpoints and much more will be covered in this four-day conference.
A FEW good resources
Sustainability in tissue is, to a large part, based on inputs that can be summarized in a new term that has just been introduced: the FEW resources. The acronym F-E-W stands for Fibers – Energy – Water.
These few resources are all natural resources that are generally becoming scarcer all the time and that can be, under certain circumstances, considered both controversial and sometimes conflict-inducing inputs.
About the tissue business
Tissue is a big business. Tissue products, including items like toilet paper, facial tissue, paper towels and table napkins, are among the fastest-moving Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG). Global sales are estimated to total a massive US$80 billion with 4% annual growth in tonnage terms. The sector comprises some of the world’s very famous brands such as Kleenex, Charmin, Tempo, Bounty, Scott, Tork, Cottonelle, White Cloud, Lotus, Quilted Northern, Angel Soft and many others.
Anyone, anywhere in the world that has an interest in the tissue business should be in Barcelona next week. To register for the conference, click here.
Practical information:
March 18-21, 2013: Conference Meeting Sessions
March 19-21, 2013: Trade-show
Opening Hours
Date Conference Exhibition
Monday, 18 March 2013 09:00 – 17:45 /
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 08:30 – 17:05 10:00 – 19:00
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 08:30 – 16:00 10:00 – 19:00
Thursday, 21 March 2013 08:30 – 12/noon 10:00 – 16:00
Av. Joan Carles I, 64
08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona)
Contact Person: Ivan Ferrari
Phone Number: +65-6592-0886
Source: Tissue World – UBM

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March 18, 2013 at 10:06 am

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Blurb Announces a Global Partnership with Samsung for Auto-creating Stunning Photo Books and Magazines

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– Samsung GALAXY S 4 users can now instantly convert their digital photos into rich print memories that last a lifetime
SAN FRANCISCO/PRNewswire/ — Blurb, the global creative publishing platform, today announces its partnership with Samsung Electronics to power worldwide book and magazine print production and fulfillment within Story Album for Samsung GALAXY S 4, Samsung’s newly announced flagship smartphone. Users of Samsung GALAXY S 4 will be able to automatically create professional quality print photo books and magazines quickly and seamlessly from their camera phone images.
“People love the convenience and immediacy of camera phone imagery, but they also prize the beauty and permanence of print media,” said Eileen Gittins, Blurb’s CEO and Founder. “As our lives become increasingly digital, people are genuinely appreciating the value of physical artifacts,” Gittins continued. “By combining the remarkable image quality that the GALAXY S 4 offers with the easy production of books and magazines that Blurb brings, everyone gets the best of digital and analog.”
Until now, there has not been a simple and elegant way to curate and design, and then order a book or magazine directly from the smartphone itself. Samsung and Blurb teamed up to solve this problem via the pre-installed Story Album and its auto-generated layouts that instantly convert into print-worthy publications.
“The Samsung GALAXY S 4 is equipped with the superb quality camera and unique, sophisticated features maximizing the usage of photography experiences,” said Chan-Woo Park, Vice President of Product Strategy Team at Samsung. “We expect our customers will want to output their beautiful images into equally beautiful books and magazines. Our partnership with Blurb will provide the top-of-the-class experience for our customers.”
Blurb brings Samsung massive capacity and redundancy via its six print locations on three continents, support for the world’s major currencies and languages, and deep shipping and logistics expertise. Blurb is already a global company having delivered more than 6.5 million books to 70 countries to date, with half of its revenues currently generated outside the United States.
Like Blurb on Facebook, and follow on Twitter. For more information on how you can get started creating your own Blurb book or magazine, please visit
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales exceeding KRW 201 trillion. To discover more, please visit
About Blurb®
Every story is its own adventure. Blurb® is a creative publishing platform that unleashes the creative genius inside everyone. Blurb’s platform makes it easy to design, publish, market and sell professional-quality books, catalogs and magazines in both print and digital forms. Through its bookstore and online marketing tools, Blurb enables its book-makers to sell their work, while its social and community features allow customers to create and share Blurb books across social channels.
Founded by Eileen Gittins in 2005, Blurb includes a team of design, Internet and software veterans who share a passion for helping people bring their stories to life. To date, Blurb has shipped over 6.5 million books to 70 countries. In 2010, Blurb was ranked the fastest growing media company on the Inc. 500. Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London. For more info, visit
Source: Blurb

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March 18, 2013 at 9:37 am

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