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Emerson Thailand overcomes crisis with help from RS Components

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Engineer Somchai Muninta taps RS Components vast inventory and speed in delivery to help company prevail the 2011 floods in Thailand

BANGKOK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE : ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, continues to be a vital support for Emerson Thailand’s smooth operations in Thailand, in times of rain or shine.

Recalling the monsoon season in Thailand two years ago, when severe flooding adversely affected the region, causing damage to the Emerson Thailand engineering development centre, which Khun Somchai Muninta works for. Emerson Thailand, a manufacturing and technology company, offers a wide range of process control systems, associated Instruments, end control devices and support services in the industrial markets globally. The rising waters caused a production halt in the EMS provider in Ayutthaya, Thailand by late October of 2011.

Khun Somchai is a test development engineer at Emerson Thailand Supplier Engineering Centre.

After weeks of torrential rain, all of the company’s production, which involved Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) worth tens of millions of Baht, were immersed under two meters of flood waters. Emerson Thailand was forced into a three-month production halt, and operations had to be relocated. With essential circuit boards and other components soaked and damaged in water, the company needed to put its emergency contingency plan into action.

“The floods were some of the worst that my country had to suffer in decades and it was also a disaster for Emerson Thailand. For a process operations company like us, we are constantly under pressure to manage costs, maintain our on-time delivery and high quality products. Essential components are a critical part of this process and any shortfall in our inventory upsets the entire eco-system. It was necessary for us to prepare in times of emergency, and thankfully we could rely on RS Components when the floods hit,” said Khun Somchai.

RS Components’ relationship with Emerson dates back almost forty years. In Thailand, the majority of the company’s components and parts are purchased through the RS Components website. In this time of need, Emerson Thailand was able to tap on RS Components’ extensive array of components and tools available online and in stock. Khun Somchai saved vast amounts of time by ordering from one place rather than several different sources. Aided by RS Components’ local language support, orders were processed seamlessly without any language barriers.

Khun Somchai shares how RS Components' efficiency in providing the right tools,helped his company, Emerson Thailand, resolve an operational emergencyduring the 2011 floods in Thailand.
Khun Somchai shares how RS Components’ efficiency in providing the right tools,helped his company, Emerson Thailand, resolve an operational emergencyduring the 2011 floods in Thailand.

“We purchase mainly electronic parts such as transistors and resistors from RS Components for the development of our prototype robot models. In our business, component shortages often occur and it is crucial for us to get the parts within the shortest time. We depend on RS Components to ensure our orders arrive on time, and to date, we have never been disappointed,” Khun Somchai added.

Relying on RS Components to help his company recover from a national disaster was the right decision to make and Khun Somchai decided to share his personal experience in the RS Components “Share Your Story Competition.”

His real life account of how RS Components helped turn around a difficult situation resonated well with the judges and won him the top prize of a trip for two to London to tour the RS Components Global Logistics Centre in Nuneaton as well as tickets to the 2013 FA Cup Final to watch Manchester City Football Club and Wigan Athletic Football Club go head-to-head.

“Without RS Components’ great service, I don’t think our company would have recovered quickly enough, especially when the floods caused so much damage. In fact, we actually managed to achieve a 15 per cent growth in revenue in that same year!” he confided.

The “Share Your Story” competition was held in conjunction with RS Components’ 75th anniversary in 2012. It aims to acknowledge customers’ support and loyalty to RS Components, as well as their reliance on the company for its comprehensive range of quality products, prompt technical support, excellent online services and delivery efficiency.


Khun Somchai celebrates with tickets to watch the 2013 FA Cup Final, as well as a tour to RS Components Global Logistics Centre in Nuneaton
Khun Somchai celebrates with tickets to watch the 2013 FA Cup Final, as well as a tour to RS Components Global Logistics Centre in Nuneaton


“RS Components believes in building long-term relationships with our customers and this customer recognition evidently exemplifies RS Components’ commitment to the Asia Pacific market. We are very pleased to have played such an important role in helping our customers overcome their challenges, and even more so when the severe floods caused serious hardship for the manufacturing industry,” said Pauline Swarbrick, Head of Sales, Southeast Asia, RS Components.

To view Khun Somchai Muninta’s full story, please visit the “Share Your Story” competition website. To view all customers’ testimonials, please visit: RS Components 75th Anniversary.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components. Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2013 had revenues of GBP1.24bn. For more information, please visit the website at

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June 11, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Global Solar Buyers Gather in Korea in September, 2013

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– EXPO Solar 2013 takes place in KINTEX, Korea, from September 4~6

– The annual exhibition provides the gateway to Asian solar market

SEOUL, South Korea, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — EXPO Solar 2013 (, Asia’s leading photovoltaic exhibition, takes place in KINTEX, Gyeonggi, Korea, for 3 days from September 4~6. This year’s event will feature 300 PV companies from 20 countries.

Widely recognized as the gateway to the Asian market for PV companies around the world, EXPO Solar 2013 is drawing attention with 3 interesting themes: “Rising Asia and Declining Europe”, “Center of Gravity of PV Industry Moving from Manufacturing to Power Generation and Installation”, and “Change in PV Purchase and Demand Pattern”.

As the global PV market is shifting from Europe to Asia due to the slowdown in Europe and the shifting focus of the market from cell/module manufacturing to PV power generation and installation, purchase and demand for PV power systems are expected to be strong in the second half of this year. Considering these trends, EXPO Solar 2013, taking place this September, is expected to stimulate the industry as it provides an important forum for exchanging ideas, discussions over PV purchase and practical buyer meetings centered around end users.

As Europe and the US started to impose anti-dumping duties on imported Chinese PV modules, Korean PV modules are gaining popularity in the international PV market. Growing interest in Korean PV modules is expected to bring in a large number of global PV buyers to Korea. In line with this trend in the market, the EXPO Solar 2013 organizer is operating a special buyer invitation program to attract qualified overseas buyers (

Held concurrently, PV World Forum 2013 will feature about 30 world-class PV speakers from 7 countries including Japan, the US and Germany, and examine trends in PV technology in countries around the world, growth potential in PV market and new approaches to PV business in 2014.

For more information about EXPO Solar 2013, please visit
Source: EXPO Solar 2013

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June 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm

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eYeka Signs Co-creation Partnership with Unilever

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SINGAPORE and PARIS, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — eYeka, the world’s biggest co-creation community, has strengthened its relationship with Unilever. Unilever’s intent is to further tap into the open creativity and crowdsourcing platform that eYeka has nurtured over the last few years. The appointment is official as of 1 June 2013 and covers markets across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Russia and South Africa.

eYeka’s online community of 250,000 creators is expected to work across Unilever’s brands to accelerate the creation of more relevant marketing and communication campaigns. The eYeka community has already worked with a number of Unilever brands such as ClearClose UpComfortCornettoLifebuoyLiptonLuxPond’s, and others.

Rahul Welde, Vice President (Media) for Asia, Africa, Middle East, Turkey and Russia, Unilever said: “At Unilever, we believe in putting people first. A key role for us as marketers is to create magic and to excite people with innovative ideas. Inviting creative consumers to give their best ideas offers Unilever a great opportunity to re-invent and challenge ourselves. We have worked with the eYeka community for two years on a number of projects and now extend that relationship further and deeper.”

François Petavy, Chief Executive Officer, eYeka said: “The Unilever and eYeka partnership is a world-first because of its strategic nature and ambition. This is a strong signal that confirms that crowdsourcing is being recognized as a business accelerator. We have long advocated turning to consumers for ideas and content with consumers as a source of competitive advantage so we are thrilled to partner with Unilever to bring this approach to a new scale.”

About eYeka

Welcome to the World’s biggest creative playground! eYeka enables marketers and their agencies to accelerate the creation and marketing of more relevant products by leveraging a wealth of creative ideas developed by a community of 250,000 creators in 154 countries. To date eYeka has launched over 500 creative challenges with consumers submitting over 70,500 ideas, leading to over EUR2,800,000 in cash prizes awarded. With offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America, eYeka is fast becoming the co-creation partner of choice for leading brands looking to tap into the collective creative power of the crowd for content and marketing innovation. 40 leading brands such as Unilever, Coca-Cola, Danone, Hyundai, Citroen and Microsoft are already tapping into eYeka’s community. To discover why, log-on to

Media contacts:
Sonya Madeira / Amala Naravane
Rice Communications on behalf of eYeKa
M: +65 9450 1090 / +65 8186 9460 /

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June 11, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Airbus Competition Showcases Disruptive New Ideas for Future Aviation Industry

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TOULOUSE, France, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Fly Your Ideas student challenge highlights the importance of innovation

Planes powered by body heat, luggage floating on a bed of air and even aircraft running on cow power (methane gas) – these are just some of the revolutionary ideas, developed by students from universities across the world, that could one day feature on the aircraft of the future.

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These disruptive aviation concepts have been created for Fly Your Ideas, a global competition run by Airbus – and supported by UNESCO – designed to inspire new talent and ensure a sustainable future for the industry. The global aircraft manufacturer challenged students to develop radical eco-efficient ideas for aviation with five finalist teams selected by Airbus from a global pool of creative, engineering and design talent.

Each team will now travel to Airbus headquarters in Toulouse to compete for the EUR 30,000 prize and present their future-gazing ideas to a panel of judges. The shortlisted concepts are:

Luggage floating on air – submitted by Team Levar from Brazil

  • Using the principles of air hockey, the cargo hold is retro-fitted with super-light sliding sections to enable workers to quickly, easily and safely load and unload luggage
  • Passengers could get their bags 30% faster and can start their holidays sooner

Planes powered by cow power – submitted by Team CLiMA from Australia

  • A sustainable fuel solution puts liquefied methane to use in specially-created supercooled pods that sit next to the engines
  • The solution could reduce CO2 emissions by a remarkable 97%

Shape shifting materials that help reduce noise – submitted by Team AVAS from India

  • A simple engine modification made from special shape-shifting materials can change airflow through the engine and reduce noise pollution

Battery-powered hybrid engines – submitted by Team Flybrid from Italy

  • Specially-shaped rechargeable batteries drop into the cargo hold, helping to power efficient hybrid engines – only the required number of batteries are loaded dependent on mileage, optimizing the plane’s weight.
  • In a short-haul flight, this solution could save up to 60% of fuel, which reduces up to 40% of CO2 emissions

Human body heat powering cabins – submitted by Team Embarker from Malaysia

  • Even a resting human body can be efficient – heat energy from specially-embedded heat-sensitive material in cabin seats captures energy from passengers
  • This energy could be used for onboard electronics, reducing the energy requirements for the flight

Though the idea that cows could provide the fuel to fly you from London to New York – or that noise reduction could be achieved through shape-shifting engines – may seem far-fetched, the existence of these concepts could be not too far away at all.

Charles Champion, Executive Vice President Engineering at Airbus and Fly Your Ideas Patron, says: “These future-focused and disruptive concepts prove that engineering isn’t just about technical skills – it’s about having an innovative mindset and a creative approach. But for our industry to succeed in making aviation carbon neutral by 2020, we need a constant source of fresh and inventive ideas from the innovators of today and those of tomorrow. Our future solutions are here right now – and through projects like ‘Fly Your Ideas’, we are helping them to become a reality for the future.

Such innovation may also be under threat from a skills gap that could be hitting the economy hard. It will see high tech companies face a shortfall of 40 million of the skilled workers needed by 2020 and beyond, with aerospace likely to suffer, along with motor and the medical equipment sectors.[i]

Dr Lidia Brito, Director of the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building at UNESCO, says: “If we can’t find ways to inspire a generation of engineers with varied skills, this is going to be a principle obstacle for growth in our slowly recovering global economy. A recent UNESCO Engineering Report shows a marked shortage of engineers in many countries. Although the general number of engineering students is increasing worldwide, the proportion who enroll in engineering, as compared to other disciplines, is concernedly dropping. We need hands-on challenges like Fly Your Ideas to motivate young innovators about the potential of engineering in helping to find practical solutions to issues the world may face in the near future.”

Airbus Fly Your Ideas aims to highlight the growth opportunities available to young innovators, who could help change the world and work towards a more sustainable aviation industry, both now and in the future.

In Fly Your Ideas 2013, students not only have an Airbus mentor to support the overall direction of their project but have also been assigned an Airbus expert in their chosen field. It means valuable insight into the opportunities in an industry that today supports over 56 million jobs; 35% of world trade; and US$2.2 trillion in global GDP. The international higher education community can benefit, too, with the potential to identify opportunities for further research and development.

Fly Your Ideas is part of The Future by Airbus, the company’s vision of sustainable air travel in 2050. The winning team will be announced at an award ceremony in Paris on 14th June.

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[i] Source: McKinsey Global Institute, Manufacturing the Future: the next era of global growth and innovation,November 2012

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Notes to Editors

Fly Your Ideas 2013 Competition Timings

Registration: Closed 30 November 2012
Round 1, Project proposal: 3 September – 7 December 2012
Round 2, Project submission: January – April 2013
Round 3, Project presentation
(development): May – June 2013
Final, Project presentation (live): 12th June 2013
Winning team announced: 14th June 2013

About Airbus Fly Your Ideas

The biennial contest involves three progressively challenging rounds. The winners will share the top prize of EUR 30,000; the runners-up EUR 15,000. There are five teams in the final. The winning team will be picked by a high-profile panel of judges (details to be announced shortly).

This is the third edition of the biennial Fly Your Ideas challenge. The previous contest (2011) drew entries from more than 2,600 students representing 287 universities and 75 countries. ‘Team Wings of Phoenix’ from China’s Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics won with their ground-based wind power generation system that exploits the wakes of aircraft during take-off and landing.

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Fly Your Ideas 2013 Finalists

Australia – Team CLiMA, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Brazil – Team Levar, University of São Paulo

India – Team AVAS, SRM University

Italy – Team Flybrid, Technical University of Milan

Malaysia – Team Embarker, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Source: Airbus

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June 11, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Bank of Korea Goes Live with Calypso’s Integrated Asset Management Solution

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Korea’s central bank using Calypso Technology, Inc. to upgrade its technology to manage world’s 7th largest sovereign reserves
SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Calypso Technology, Inc., the leading integrated treasury and capital markets software provider, announced today that Bank of Korea, responsible for managing the world’s 7th largest foreign exchange reserves of $329 billion USD, has gone live with Calypso’s front-to-back office solution to manage their sizable portfolio.
In a rapidly changing global environment, Bank of Korea was looking to manage its foreign reserves management investment strategies more efficiently, by improving operational stability and increasing return on investment. Calypso’s solution is designed to enable the Bank of Korea to manage investment strategies more efficiently. By integrating workflow in a single front-to-back platform improving STP efficiency and operational stability, Calypso provides the bank with the ability to support investment management decision across a wide range of products including FX, MM, Equities, commodities, fixed income and interest rate derivatives.
The Bank of Korea FROMs2 (Foreign Reserve Operation and Management System) go-live ceremony in Seoul earlier this year was attended by the Governor of the Bank of Korea, Mr. Jung Su Kim and executives and members of Bank of Korea. Charles Marston, Chairman and CEO represented Calypso. Marston commented, “I was honored to be involved in the go-live ceremony and we are very excited to support Bank of Korea’s strategy. Our solution enables greater efficiencies and reduces operational risk across the foreign reserve business. This partnership demonstrates the value of our software and our dedication to working with this sector and region.”
During the implementation process, Calypso provided subject matter expertise support to work alongside their system implementation partner NOA-ATS — a Korea-based consultant which has worked with Calypso Technology since 2004. Calypso and NOA-ATS managed the project to ensure it was delivered on time and within budget.
“Bank of Korea expects to improve its operational stability and increase return on investment through managing our investment strategies more efficiently by implementing the Calypso solution. Calypso, along with NOAATS, were the ideal partner for us. They demonstrated solid knowledge of our business throughout the engagement, leading us to a successful deployment on time and within budget,” added the manager of Bank of Korea.
About Calypso Technology, Inc.
Calypso Technology, Inc. is a premier global capital markets platform provider, serving financial institutions of all types with a full range of integral cross-asset front-to-back office solutions for treasury and derivatives including trading, risk, processing, clearing, collateral, cash management, liquidity, accounting and reporting. The Calypso platform is steadily emerging as a global standard for capital markets businesses and serves as an ideal foundation for innovation and future growth.
Calypso has over 160 clients in over 40 countries – including banks, central banks, sovereign funds, asset managers, insurers, hedge funds, prime brokers, exchanges, clearing houses, processing services and other service providers. Calypso is committed to industry-renowned levels of customer service, research, development and innovation. The company has over 650 employees and 18 offices globally. “Calypso” is a registered trademark of Calypso Technology, Inc. in the United States, the European Union and other jurisdictions.
NOA Advanced Technology Solutions has played major roles in many implementations of trading systems and treasury management systems for various Korean financial institutions. NOA has been closely working together with Calypso Technology, Inc. since 2004 as a local sales partner and a local support. The size of total assets managed by treasury systems NOA has delivered to its clients has reached 600 billion dollars as of 2009 and is growing fast as the clients grows its treasury businesses.
About Bank of Korea
The Bank of Korea was established on June 12, 1950 under the Bank of Korea Act.
The Bank of Korea was originally established with a capital of 1.5 billion won, all of which was subscribed by the Government, but the amendment of the Bank of Korea Act in 1962 made the Bank a special juridical person having no capital.
The primary purpose of the Bank, as prescribed by the Act, is the pursuit of price stability. The Bank sets a price stability target in consultation with the Government and draws up and publishes an operational plan including it for monetary policy.
To this end, the Bank performs the typical functions of a central bank: issuing banknotes and coins, formulating and implementing monetary and credit policy, serving as the bankers’ bank and the government’s bank. In addition, the Bank of Korea undertakes the operation and oversight of the payment and settlement systems, and manages the nation’s foreign exchange reserves. It also conducts supervisory functions for financial institutions as stipulated in the Bank of Korea Act.
Source: Calypso Technology, Inc.

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June 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm

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CVBT Shareholders Vote for Change

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LAS VEGAS, June 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc. (CVBT) announced today that its shareholders have voted by over 60% to amend the bylaws of CVBT, remove specific directors of the Company and authorize the remaining directors to consider a financing proposal.

The board members who have been removed effective June 7, 2013 are Daniel C. Montano, John (Jack) Jacobs, Ernest C. Montano, Viktoriya T. Montano, Ernest Montano III, and Joong Ki Baik.

The remaining two directors, Mickael A. Flaa and Grant Gordon, have appointed three new directors to the CVBT Interim Board of Directors: Calvin A. Wallen III, Jon Ross, and Robert Schleizer. The new directors bring financial, legal, securities and turnaround experience to CVBT’s Board.

The Interim Board has met and ratified the bylaw amendments approved by the shareholders, authorized management to consider the financing proposal, terminated prior management and appointed Calvin A. Wallen III as Chairman of the Board, and Mickael A. Flaa as President and CFO.

More information on the new directors will be posted to CVBT’s website in the very near future.

About CardioVascular BioTherapeutics

CVBT is a biopharmaceutical company developing drug candidates with FGF-1 as its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for diseases characterized by inadequate blood flow to tissue or organs. The company is the sponsor of a Phase II trial to treat severe coronary heart disease (CVBT-141H), and has received FDA authorization for a Phase I trial to treat peripheral arterial disease (CVBT-141C). A Late-Stage trial to treat chronic diabetic foot ulcers (CVBT-141B) is planned pending FDA approval.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and outcomes may differ materially from those discussed or anticipated. For example, statements regarding expectations for new research, progress with clinical trials or future business initiatives are forward looking statements. Factors that might affect actual outcomes include, but are not limited to, FDA approval of CVBT drug candidates, market acceptance of CVBT products by customers, new developments in the industry, future revenues, future expenses, future margins, cash usage and financial performance. For a more detailed discussion of these and associated risks, see the company’s most recent documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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CardioVascular BioTherapeutics, Inc.

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June 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Frost & Sullivan Applauds IPC’s P-80(R) Temporary Assembly Lubricants for the Automotive Assembly Market

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— P-80 Temporary Assembly Lubricants can be used for multiple applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its analysis of the automotive assembly lubricants market, Frost & Sullivan, an independent global research organization, awarded International Products Corporation (IPC) with a 2012 North American Product Leadership Award in Automotive Assembly Lubricants for its line of P-80® temporary assembly lubricants.

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Many industries rely heavily on natural and synthetic rubber. The slip-resistant nature of rubber makes it difficult to install, remove or manipulate. The installation of rubber components can take up considerable time on the assembly line. Improper alignment or installation may lead to a reduction in the life cycle of the component and result in inherent safety issues. Ergonomics and worker safety are also concerns. There are many assembly applications that can benefit from reduced friction and increased safety, including, but not limited to, the installation of belts, bumpers, seals, gaskets, grommets, bushings, O-rings, tires and hoses.

“IPC has worked over the past decade to widen the potential for P-80 lubricants, from automotive and mechanical assemblies to other industries such as food and healthcare,” says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Priyank Aggarwal.

Unlike its competitors, IPC’s P-80 products are water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable, easy to dispose, and ready to use. P-80 is available in a range of formulas. Customers can select different viscosities, lubricant bases, drying properties, as well as NSF-registered formulas for incidental food contact.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

Frost & Sullivan used the following criteria to evaluate P-80®’s performance versus that of key competitive products:

Product Features/Functionality
Innovative Elements of the Product
Product Acceptance in the Marketplace
Customer Value Enhancements
Product Quality
The results of the study indicated that P-80® ranked highest in every category. P-80® Temporary Rubber Lubricants reduce assembly time and part failure, while increasing safety.

P-80® can be used to:

Reduce installation force
Achieve closer fits
Increase production rates
Improve product performance
Reduce rejects
Avoid slippage-related injuries
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative feature or functionality to its product. The award recognizes the quality of the product, the added value it offers customers and its acceptance in the marketplace. The detailed report can be downloaded at

About International Products Corporation

Founded in 1923, International Products Corporation manufactures specialty cleaners and temporary assembly lubricants at their ISO 9001-Certified facility in Burlington, N.J. They are equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing, packaging, and warehousing equipment, and their on-site laboratory is equipped for analytical work and continued development of products. International Products Corporation is dedicated to providing safe, high-quality cleaners and lubricants with minimal lead time. Products are readily available worldwide through their network of global distributors. All products are made in the U.S.A.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

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June 11, 2013 at 10:54 am

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Deutsche Bank to Host First Depositary Receipt Virtual Investor Conference exclusively for Asian Companies

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NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ — Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts today announced that on June19 it will be hosting the first virtual investor conference in the depositary receipts industry aimed exclusively at introducing Asian companies to investors primarily in the US. The line-up of its virtual investor conference will include live presentations from several Asia-based companies. Investor Relations Officers from companies based in China, Hong Kong and other parts of Asia will respond to questions in real-time during formal presentations and will also interact with investors in virtual trade booths. The conference is primarily targeted to the individual retail investor but is also open to institutional investors and analysts.
There is no fee for participants to log-in to attend the presentations and ask questions. To register, please use the following link:
Pre-registration is suggested to save time.
Edwin Reyes, Global Head of Depositary Receipts, Deutsche Bank, said, “Deutsche Bank is pleased to be the first bank to hold a depositary receipts virtual investor event of this type with Asia-based companies. Individual investors in the United States are offered unique access to these companies that are based in a different time zone. Deutsche Bank continues to focus on offering innovative ways for our clients to reach new investors.”
June 19 Agenda (Eastern Time):
Company Name Country Ticker Symbol
9:15 AM Bona Film Group Limited China NASDAQ: BONA
10:00 AM Metro Pacific Investments Philippines OTC:MPCIY
10:45 AM China Distance Education Holdings Limited China NYSE:DL
11:30 AM China Xiniya Fashion Limited China NYSE:XNY
12:15 PM New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. China NYSE:EDU
13:00 PM Phoenix New Media Limited China NYSE:FENG
13:45 PM China Digital TV Holdings Co. Ltd China NYSE:STV
After the live event, presentations will be available for on-demand replay.
About Deutsche Bank Trust & Securities Services
Deutsche Bank’s Trust & Securities Services business, part of Global Transaction Banking, is one of the leading providers of trustee, agent, depositary, registrar, SPV management and related services for a wide range of financial structures and transactions. It is a leading depositary for American and Global Depositary Receipts, providing value-added services to companies raising capital in international markets or listing on the New York, NASDAQ, London, Luxembourg, Singapore or NASDAQ Dubai stock exchanges by means of depositary receipts. It also offers both mutual and alternative fund administration and provides securities custody, clearing and agency lending services from a global network spanning more than 30 markets. Additional details are available on or
Deutsche Bank is sponsoring the Deutsche Bank Depositary Receipts Investor Conference solely for informational purposes. Deutsche Bank is not making an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any securities. Deutsche Bank does not prepare, review, approve or edit any presentations, statements, documents or other information or materials, whether in written, electronic or verbal form, provided by any company participating in such conference. Deutsche Bank disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of any such information or materials. Deutsche Bank is not promoting, endorsing or recommending any company participating in such conference.
American Depositary Receipts are registered pursuant to the US Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”). The investment or investment service which is the subject of this notice is not available to retail clients as defined by the UK Financial Services Authority. This notice has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG New York. The services described in this notice are provided by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank) or by its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in accordance with appropriate local registration and regulation. Deutsche Bank is providing the attached notice strictly for information purposes and makes no claims or statement, nor does it warrant or in any way represent, as to the accuracy or completeness of the details contained herein or therein. This announcement appears as a matter of record only. Neither this announcement nor the information contained herein constitutes an offer or solicitation by Deutsche Bank or any other issuer or entity for the purchase or sale of any securities nor does it constitute a solicitation to any person in any jurisdiction where solicitation would be unlawful. No part of this notice may be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written consent of Deutsche Bank. Past results are not an indication of future performance. Copyright© May 2013 Deutsche Bank AG. All rights reserved.
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June 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

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Suncheon Expo Announces Visitors Tally, Greets 1.74 Million Visitors

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SUNCHEON, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — The 184-day Suncheon Bay Garden exposition has attracted nearly 1.74 million visitors since it opened on April 16, the event’s organizer said on Friday.

Suncheon expo greets 1.74 mln visitors.
“We are on schedule to reach our goal,” an official from the organizer said, curbing earlier concerns that the number of tourists may fall sharply due to scorching heat.
The organizer said the daily number of visitors came to 42,722 through May 19, far hovering above the original goal of 22,666.
With 136 more days to go, the number translates into 43.5 percent of the envisioned goal of 4 million visitors, the organizers added. The number of visitors hit the 1 million mark on May 16, 26 days after the opening ceremony.
“We are making efforts to tackle the heat by extending the water supply systems and installing more parasols, as well as introducing nighttime performances,” the official added.
The garden expo, which runs under the theme of “Garden of the Earth”, will be held in Suncheon, 415 kilometers south of Seoul, until Oct. 20.
The festival offers a wide range of exhibitions through four major districts — Arboretum Zone, Wetland Center Zone, World Garden Zone, and Wetland Zone — in its venue of 1.11 million square meters.
The venue includes 83 types of gardens, including 11 sites boasting exotic views, as well as the ECOGEO Greenhouse, the Suncheon Literary Museum and the Suncheon Bay International Wetland Center.
Suncheon Bay, located near the exhibition site with its size reaching 2.6 million square meters, is also anticipated to be a major tourist destination during the six-month event, the organizer added.
Source: The Committee of the International Garden Exposition Suncheon Bay Korea 2013

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June 11, 2013 at 10:38 am

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Head of ACCA Singapore Celebrates the Achievements of LSBF ACCA Graduates at the LSBF ACCA Convocation Ceremony 2013

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SINGAPORE, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On 8 June 2013, more than 200 guests including 50 ACCA graduates will come together at the London School of Business & Finance (LSBF) ACCA Graduation Ceremony 2013 held at the M Hotel Singapore. The ceremony will be prestigiously graced by Guest-of-Honour, Ms. Leong Soo Yee, Head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Singapore (ACCA) and Mr. Vincent Lim, Finance Director of Asia Countries at Motorola Solutions, Council member of ICPAS and Fellow member of the ACCA.

This is the first-ever ACCA Graduation Ceremony organised by LSBF in Singapore and the event commemorates the efforts and hard work of all ACCA graduates, particularly to give due recognition to the achievements of 4 outstanding LSBF graduates who have emerged as ACCA prize winners in the June 2012 and December 2012 ACCA examination sittings.

For LSBF ACCA Prize Winner Mr. Garrick Wong, choosing to study for a professional qualification in ACCA while reading a double degree in Biomedical Science & Chinese Medicine at a local university, was a challenging journey but well worth it.

The Prize Winner for the ACCA P6 Paper — Advanced Taxation (Singapore) said, “Flip through the newspapers and you know almost every accounting or auditing firm is looking for candidates who either possess an ACCA qualification equivalent or an accounting degree. I chose to study ACCA while in university because I was interested in accounting and I wanted to have the right skills and knowledge to help out in the accounting aspect of my family business.”

“Not only is the ACCA qualification internationally recognised, it has opened doors for me in one of the Big Four accounting firms even before I have graduated from the programme,” said Mr. Wong, who is currently employed by Ernst & Young LLP as an Associate for GST Services.

Since LSBF opened its doors in June 2011, the institute has recruited more than 5,300 ACCA students and produced more than 200 ACCA graduates in Singapore. As a global institution, LSBF is committed to provide students with quality ACCA education. This strong commitment to providing a high standard of teaching quality is demonstrated by the award of the ACCA Approved Learning Partner Gold Status, given only to high-quality tuition providers by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in December last year.

“Ultimately, LSBF’s ability to produce career-ready graduates depends largely on our ability to shape a unique education experience that is anchored on our enduring ties with industry,” said Ms. Elisabetta Ceragioli, Managing Director of LSBF in Singapore.

Earlier this year, LSBF in Singapore established a new Board of Advisors comprising of top industry leaders in business and finance sectors. Mr. Paul Prendergast, Managing Director, Products Management Consulting of Accenture Singapore and Mr. Hugo Walkinshaw, Principal at Deloitte Singapore will bring rich experience and insights on current standard practices and trends in their area of expertise. They will play an important role to advise LSBF in the development of an industry relevant portfolio of academic programmes.

Going forward, LSBF in Singapore will continue to deepen the involvement of industry experts and build strong ties with its academic partners to bring the quality of private education in Singapore to the next level.

For media attendance and registration, please contact:
Ms. Jessy CHUA

Marketing Manager
Tel: (+65)-6580-7722 / (+65)-8157-1107

Ms. Jenny ZHANG
Regional Marketing & Business Development Director
Tel: (+65)-5680-7700 / (+65)-9384-3338

Source: London School of Business & Finance

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June 11, 2013 at 10:19 am