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Supermicro(R) Leads Industry with Broadest Line of GPU Server and Workstation Solutions Delivering up to 256 TFLOPS in 42U Rack

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– High-Performance, High-Density Systems Support NVIDIA Kepler Architecture-Based Tesla K10 and K20/K20X Accelerators and NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2 GPUs

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, will exhibit its range of high-performance enterprise-class supercomputing solutions at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference Japan 2013 (GTC Japan 2013) this week. This wide range of GPU-accelerated computing solutions includes the 12x GPU 4U, 4-node FatTwin™, rackmount SuperServers including the new 1U 3x GPU SYS-1027GR-TRT2+ featuring 512GB of memory in 16x DIMM slots, ultra high-density GPU SuperBlade® solutions delivering up to 256 TFLOPS in 42U and entry-level to high-end SuperWorkstations supporting up to 5x GPUs. This expanding line of high-performance GPU platforms covers the widest range applications from supercomputing clusters for compute-intensive scientific and engineering based modeling and simulation to scalable solutions for enterprise virtualization and 3D CG production.

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“Supermicro’s expanding line of GPU blade, server and workstation solutions is unrivaled in the marketplace and focus is placed on maximizing performance per watt, per dollar, per square foot for any application,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “We cover the widest range of performance requirements with single or multi GPU workstations and servers, twelve GPU FatTwin, and now support for up to thirty NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerators and twenty CPUs in our new 7U GPU SuperBlade. Close engineering collaboration with NVIDIA ensures our customers are enabled with the latest technologies and most optimized platforms for enterprise-class GPU computing.”

“These systems will provide customers with increased levels of performance and compute density to drive a new class of compute-intensive enterprise data center and HPC workloads,” said Sumit Gupta, general manager of the Tesla Accelerated Computing Business Unit at NVIDIA. “Delivering ever higher levels of efficient performance will be critical to meeting the demand for the growing universe of GPU-accelerated engineering, scientific and HPC applications.”

Supermicro has the industry’s broadest line of high-performance, application-optimized GPU server solutions that support the NVIDIA® Kepler™ architecture-based Tesla® K10, K20 and K20X GPU accelerators, and NVIDIA GRID™ K1, K2 GPUs, as well as SuperWorkstations supporting NVIDIA Quadro® graphics processors, including the new K6000.


SYS-F627G3-FT+ / G2-FT+ 4U FatTwin™ with 4x hot-plug nodes supporting 12x GPUs (3x per node) and dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 130W TDP) per node. Available with front I/O and 2x 3.5″ or 6x 2.5″ hot-swap HDD bays. Features redundant 1620W Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies.
SYS-6037R-72RFT+ 3U SuperServer® supporting 3x GPUs (passive cooling), dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 135W TDP), up to 768GB memory and 8x hot-swap 3.5″ SAS2 HDD bays. Features redundant 1280W Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%) digital switching power supplies.
SYS-2027GR-TRFH 2U SuperServer® supporting 6x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 256GB memory and 10x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA HDD bays. Features redundant 1800W Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supply and smart server management tools.
SYS-1027GR-TRT2+ 1U SuperServer® supporting 3x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 512GB memory in 16x DIMM slots and 4x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA3 HDD bays. Features 1600W redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies and smart server management tools.
SYS-1027GR-TQFT 1U SuperServer® supporting 4x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 115W TDP), up to 256GB memory and 4x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA3 HDD bays. Features 1800W Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies and smart server management tools.


SuperBlade® Solution — The all-in-one SuperBlade features redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies, high speed connectivity through network switch modules, including 56Gb/s FDR IB (SBM-IBS-F3616M), FC/FCoE (SBM-XEM-F8X4SM), 10GbE (SBM-XEM-X10SM) and 1/10GbE (SBM-GEM-X3S+) and centralized remote management software.
NEW SBI-7127RG3 Blade supports 3x NVIDIA Tesla K20X SXM form factor GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors, up to 256GB memory and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support. 10x blades in 7U SuperBlade® enclosure scales to best density (180x GPUs and 120x CPUs) and performance (256 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U rack.
NEW SBI-7127RG-E Blade supports 2x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors, up to 256GB memory, 1x SSD or 1x SATA-DOM, and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support. 10x blades in 7U SuperBlade® enclosure offers high density (120x GPUs and 120x CPUs) and performance (178 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U rack.

SuperWorkstations (NVIDIA® Maximus™ Technology Certified)

SYS-7047GR-TRF / -TPRF Ultimate performance and expandability with support for up to 5x GPUs, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors, up to 512GB memory and 8x hot-swap 3.5″ HDD bays. Features redundant 1620W Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%) power supplies.
SYS-7047A-T High-end 4U/Tower workstation supports dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors, up to 512GB memory, PCI-E 3.0 3x (x16), 2x (x8), 1x (x4) expansion slots, 8x 3.5″ hot-swap HDD bays and dual-port Gigabit Ethernet. Features 1200W Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%) power supply.
SYS-7037A-i High-end, whisper-quiet (24db) workstation supports dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors, up to 512GB memory, PCI-E 3.0 3x (x16), 2x (x8), 1x (x4) expansion slots, 4x 3.5″ hot-swap HDD bays and optional 4x 2.5″ internal HDD/SDD bays and dual-port Gigabit Ethernet. Features 900W high efficiency power supply.
SYS-5037A-i Entry-level, single processor workstation supporting Intel® Xeon® E5-1600/2600 series processors, up to 256GB memory, PCI-E 3.0 2x (x16), 1x (x4 in x8), PCI-E 2.0 1x (x4 in x8), 1x PCI-32 expansion slots, 4x 3.5″ hot-swap HDD bays and optional 4x 2.5″ internal HDD/SDD bays. Features 900W high efficiency power supply.

Supermicro will exhibit its latest high-performance GPU solutions at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference Japan 2013 this week. For more information on Supermicro’s complete line of high performance GPU server solutions, visit

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, SuperServer, SuperBlade, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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July 31, 2013 at 11:57 pm

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The World’s First Socially Connected Smart Headphones to Hit the Market in 2013

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– Muzik Set to Enhance the Way Consumers Connect, Discover and Share Music

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today is the day the headphone becomes “smart” with the launch of Muzik, an innovative company inspired to transform the way music is experienced. Muzik, founded by disruptive innovator, Jason Hardi, is pioneering a new space called Social Smartware™, coined to describe the seamless connection of consumer electronic devices, content and social media platforms to make music instantly discoverable and shareable in an effortless way. Muzik is launching a full line of smart audio products synced to their mobile Muzik ecosystem that will activate a new wave of innovation in the headphone space.


Muzik’s game-changing lineup includes their marquee product: the smart, on-ear wireless headphone that combines high-fidelity audio in a simple, elegant sleek design with groundbreaking capacitive touch controls. They are the first headphones in the world that allow users to natively share what they are listening to on Facebook and Twitter or instantly send a song anywhere in the world.

“While the music industry has seen its challenges, technological advances have also created a world of opportunity, which Muzik is seizing to create an entirely new category,” said Jason Hardi, founder, president and CEO, Muzik. “Headphones will never again just be for listening to music or talking on the phone – our headphones will improve the way we socially discover, share, listen and experience music. In addition to music exploration, I look forward to working with the developer community to create amazing applications leveraging smart headphones.”

“After my last headphone project, I saw a lag in advancement and innovation within the headphone space, so I began to design a headphone that would bring forth real connectivity and feature controls to the consumer. As I was bringing Muzik to life, I knew I needed someone who understood my vision, had a sharp business acumen and keen understanding of the industry,” added Hardi. “John Cawley was a natural first choice given his distinguished track record of running multi-million dollar operations in entrepreneurial environments and a decade of experience in the music industry.”

John Cawley, Muzik’s Chief Strategy Officer and Vice Chairman, comes to Muzik after a successful stint as the COO for Music World Entertainment, best known as the management company for Beyonce and Destiny’s Child.

“We are not another headphone company in the audio space,” said Cawley. “We are a wearable technology company making smart headphones and accessories. Jason’s vision is genius and we were singularly focused on joining the ranks of the world’s most innovative companies — Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nike and Samsung — in one of today’s hottest sectors, wearable technology and connected devices.”

“We are very clear in our mission,” continued Cawley. “We will focus on product development and patent portfolio building as we continue to build state-of-the-art products with a compelling user experience.”

Together, Hardi and Cawley have built Muzik over the last year, created a robust hardware and software product lineup and recruited a powerhouse team that includes industry leaders, connected investors and forward thinking strategic partners who are driven to provide consumers an enhanced, interactive music listening experience.

Muzik headphones and other related products will be publicly available in the fourth quarter of 2013. Presales for Muzik products will be announced shortly. Visit us at and through social media @MuzikOfficial


Muzik, founded by Jason Hardi, is a technology company pioneering a new space called Social Smartware™. Muzik’s mission is to create the world’s smartest headphone, designed for Smart phones, which combines state of the art technology, with a robust software platform, which connects people through social media. Find Muzik online at and through social media @MuzikOfficial.
Source: Muzik

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July 31, 2013 at 10:41 pm

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MEGAtrends 2013: A Unique Platform to Network with Top Leading Manufacturers from the Food & Beverage Industry

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The global food and beverage market is forecasted to rise to reach approximately US $5,776 billion in 2017and Asia must continue to strengthen its position to meet rising demand for food and ensure food security amidst complexities and challenges faced in the region. Pablo Perversi, Vice President — Foods SEAA, Unilever, one of the speakers at Fi Asia — MEGAtrends 2013, notes, “The food and beverage industry will perform well as the number of people that need to eat continues to increase due to the population growth and urbanisation. However, within the industry not everyone will do well as only those with well-positioned and trusted brands that respect existing trends will survive the choices that consumers make every day. Margins will be difficult as recession will intensify the competition and the value equations which consumers will have to make.”

Megatrends in macroeconomics, consumption behaviour, regulation and technology are forming at a faster pace and in more fragmented ways, and are critical to driving the food and beverage industry, and these are some of the topics that will be addressed on September 11th at the FI Asia — MEGAtrends 2013 conference in Bangkok. One of the speakers, Krishna Mohan Suri, Head Research, Development and Quality – Asia Gum & Candy, Mondelez International also commented, “In general, the industry continues to contend with a number of internal and external challenges. The people talent quality is perhaps the largest common internal factor. In a world of high interdependence, industry needs to be on its feet to manage the ‘butterfly effect.’ Trade and regulatory policies or some contamination issue in one part of the world can create high stress. Reliability and quality assurance of supplies is a key external challenge. Complexity of regulatory environment is another key external challenge that industry needs to manage.”

The conference will provide unique platform for business knowledge sharing and networking amongst top tier manufacturers, retailers, distributors, regulators, and suppliers. It will address macroeconomic factors, food security, regulatory, sustainability, halal food, consumer insights, open innovation, technology and many more with speakers from leading manufacturers such as Nestle, Mondelez International, Unilever, Kellogg Company, Mead Johnson Nutrition and GlaxoSmithKline. Hosted in Thailand, this senior level conference is co-located with Fi Asia exhibition with a global audience of over 11,000 food professionals from more than 154 countries.

For more information about Fi Asia — MEGAtrends 2013, please visit:

Media Contact:
Marcus Chan
Senior Marketing Associate (ASEAN)
DID : +603 2176 8703
HP : +6012 227 7286

About Fi Asia:

Fi Asia is a well-established show in the global Fi portfolio, having run since 1996 to service the extensive Southeast Asian food industry. Since 2010, the show has rotated between Thailand and Indonesia to access more of the region’s markets and industry players. Smaller summits are also held in Vietnam and the Philippines. The ASEAN region has great potential for growth with a population of 560 million consumers with changing tastes. The region is recognised by the industry and leading market research firms as one of the major emerging markets for food ingredients.

For more information about Fi Asia, please visit –

About the Organiser

UBM is a global live media and B2B communications, marketing service and data provider. We help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. We enable professional people in more than 40 countries around the world to connect and engage with each other, with the markets they serve and with the information they need to succeed. And we do this by whatever means works best — at live events, through digital media or in publications.

Our 6,500 expert staff are deeply embedded in the many specialist communities we serve, bringing both an unusual depth of understanding and real know-how. We organise hundreds of live events each year; we provide data, marketing and information products; we offer a portfolio of market-leading online and print titles; and we support professional communicators through our targeting, distribution and monitoring services.

Our culture of innovation and collaboration brings our people together around common interests to create value, enhancing our ability to do exactly the same for UBM customers. So, whatever their business and wherever they operate, our customers do better business through us.

For more information about UBM, please visit –
Source: UBM Conferences (ASEAN)

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July 31, 2013 at 4:41 pm

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Organizations Can Build a Stronger DDoS Defense Using Real-Time Data Analysis

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– Deploy a faster, better DDoS response with real-time analytics, mitigation appliances and experienced mitigation engineers
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today released recommendations on using real-time analytics as a powerful tool for identifying denial of service attacks and other cyber threats, risks and events.
Prolexic recommends that the information gleaned from real-time data analytics is the best foundation for a DDoS mitigation strategy that supports root-cause analysis of how a denial of service attack could affect an Internet-facing network. Potential targets are application logins, system performance (latency), network systems and mission-critical applications. Prolexic advises that DDoS mitigation providers and their customers can work more effectively by extracting intelligence from massive streams of data to determine the best response to the DDoS attack, resulting in faster mitigation and less risk of costly downtime.
“Today, every industry is deluged with data from multiple sources in different formats, and the business of cyber security and DDoS attack mitigation is no exception,” said Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic. “Prolexic has learned that these ‘big data’ streams are valuable for DDoS mitigation only if data analytics are used to gain real-time insight into the trends, behaviors and events that make up today’s cyber-attack landscape. Most importantly, using real-time data analytics drives faster cyber threat identification and mitigation, and consequently helps Internet-facing organizations build a stronger cyber security strategy.”
Prolexic also advises that even the best automated data analytics systems cannot replace the experience of skilled DDoS and cyber threat mitigation technicians, who analyze and extrapolate the data to make meaningful conclusions. In Prolexic’s experience, the best data analytics strategy to support fast and effective DDoS mitigation is a combination of an automated data correlation and reasoning system, coupled with the human expertise of engineers and technicians with front-line success in fighting and defeating DDoS attackers.
The benefits of using real-time analytics tools for faster DDoS denial of service mitigation are discussed in detail in the white paper, “Data Analytics and DDoS Mitigation: Lessons Learned.” The white paper explains:
What Prolexic has learned about effectively managing data for DDoS mitigation
How to make data relevant in real time to support faster DDoS mitigation
How to leverage attack data analytics to provide meaningful snapshots that are easy to interpret by DDoS mitigation engineers and customers alike
Why today’s data analytics systems complement, rather than replace, the skills of experienced live mitigation engineers
The “Data Analytics and DDoS Mitigation: Lessons Learned” white paper can be downloaded from
About Prolexic
Prolexic is the world’s largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Ten of the world’s largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world’s first in-the-cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more about how Prolexic can stop DDoS attacks and protect your business, please visit, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and @Prolexic on Twitter.
Michael E. Donner
SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
media {at} prolexic {dot} com
+1 (954) 620 6017
Source: Prolexic Technologies

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July 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm

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RECMA Ranks Starcom MediaVest Group #1 Global Media Network

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NEW YORK, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Paris-based research agency RECMA (Research Company Evaluating the Media Agency Industry) has named Starcom MediaVest Group the number one ranked global media network in its 2012 Global Billings Rankings Report for the third consecutive year. This report evaluates the overall activity, including buying billings and specialized services, of all global media agencies across 61 countries.

RECMA also ranked Starcom MediaVest Group number one in the “Top 14 Countries” ranking which is a key chart in the overall report that accounts for 81% of the media agency industry. SMG increased its billings by 13.3% in 2012 and retained its regional position as the number one agency in North America.

“We are incredibly proud to top RECMA’s Global Rankings Report for the third consecutive year in a row,” said Laura Desmond, Global CEO of SMG. “We are gratified to work with some of the greatest brands in the world and this ranking reflects our success in using creativity and technology to put the consumer at the center of everything we do.”

“In terms of growth rate 2012 vs. 2011, SMG performed better than the industry average (10%) and led the global league with an industry share of 11.5% (increasing by 0.5pt vs. 2011),” said Olivier Gauthier, Partner, Head of Research of RECMA. “SMG also had strong domination in North America with a 17.4% industry share that is six more points than its nearest competitor.”

SMG had an outstanding 2012, winning over 300 industry accolades including Cannes Lions, Festival of Media and Effie awards, in addition to several Agency of the Year wins. Through July 2013, SMG has won over 240 awards for its creative work.

About Starcom MediaVest Group
Starcom MediaVest Group is the Human Experience Company. We believe experiences matter. They enhance lives and build brands. We bring brand experiences to life through SMG’s three global agency brands: MediaVest, Starcom, and Spark. Ranked one of the largest brand communications groups in the world, SMG ( encompasses an integrated network of human experience strategists, investment specialists, content creators and digital experts. With nearly 6,500 employees in 110 offices worldwide, SMG partners with the world’s leading companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Kraft Foods, P&G, Samsung, Walmart, among others. In 2010, Adweek named SMG “Media Agency of the Decade.”

Source: Starcom MediaVest Group

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July 31, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Uma Thurman Leads Worldwide Celebration in Campari Calendar 2014

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MILAN /PRNewswire/ —
Iconic film star Uma Thurman announced as leading lady in Campari Calendar and Koto Bolofo as photographer
Today, Campari® is officially unveiling Uma Thurman as the star of the Campari Calendar 2014, which will be captured by noted fashion photographer Koto Bolofo. The iconic, edgy actress takes the lead in the 2014 edition of the Calendar which is entitled ‘Worldwide Celebrations’, with each month focusing on a unique festival from a number of different cultures around the world. Through this intriguing new theme, Campari intends to highlight how cultures around the world have become more global than ever before, and reinterprets each celebration through its spirit made of passion, style and charisma.
Uma, who has starred in a number of high-profile blockbuster movies such as Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, follows in the footsteps of previous Campari Calendar heroines, including stylish and passionate actresses Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes, Jessica Alba, Milla Jovovich and Penelope Cruz.
On starring in the 2014 Campari Calendar, Uma Thurman comments:
“To be a part of such a globally-renowned project for an iconic worldwide brand is a pleasure. I particularly admire the theme this year as I am able to share a worldwide journey of discovery, passion and style with Campari lovers around the globe. Each month, the true essence of a ‘global celebration’ has been captured beautifully thanks to Koto, a highly-acclaimed photographer with a keen eye for creating intriguing, stimulating and truly dynamic imagery.”
Koto Bolofo is the latest photographer to capture the renowned Campari Calendar, for its 15th edition. Having been born in South Africa, raised in Great Britain and now residing in France, Bolofo is a true world citizen, enabling him to embody the theme of the Calendar even further. Bolofo is well known for his powerful portraits, innovative fashion shoots and numerous short films. He has shot for a number of high-profile publications including Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ, and has created advertising campaigns for luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dior.
Bolofo is renowned for his keen eye for lively and dynamic imagery, which he will be using to offer a window on the world to Campari lovers around the world in the 2014 Calendar.
On his shooting of the 2014 Campari Calendar, Koto Bolofo comments: “Campari’s ethos of consistently creating striking and powerful imagery for its world-renowned Calendar aligns perfectly with what I consistently strive to achieve in my work. To work on this project with a beautiful and talented actress such as Uma Thurman is an honour, and has provided me with an opportunity to push the Calendar’s boundaries and defiantly capture the passion and style which is centred on this year’s truly inspiring theme.”
Bob Kunze-Concewitz, CEO of Gruppo Campari, comments: “The unrivalled legacy of the Campari Calendar is set to continue this year with the aim of delivering even more invigorating and inspiring imagery. Once again, boundaries will be pushed in order to stimulate peoples’ imaginations with a voyage of discovery each month to explore worldwide celebrations, and the theme this year couldn’t be more appropriate to do so. With this in mind, we very much look forward to unveiling the 2014 Calendar later on this year.”
About Campari
Campari is a contemporary and charismatic classic. The secret recipe, which has remained unchanged, originated in Novara in 1860 and is the base for some of the most famous cocktails around the world. Campari is an alcoholic spirit obtained from the infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants and fruit in alcohol and water. With its vibrant red colour, intense aroma and inspiring flavour, Campari has always been a symbol of intrigue and pleasure, which unfurls itself into a captivating drinking experience. These are the values that have made the Campari brand famous throughout the world as an icon of passionate Italian style and excellence.
Enjoy Campari responsibly
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July 31, 2013 at 4:00 pm

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Dubai Joins League of Global Cities with Opening of World-renowned supperclub Brand

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates/PRNewswire/ — The globally acclaimed supperclub brand from the creative capital Amsterdam has officially opened its doors to a new address in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai. Located at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, the Ottoman inspired luxury resort on Palm Jumeirah, supperclub Dubai has officially been added to a league of global cities including Istanbul, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London.
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Boasting a concept that is unparalleled in the Middle East region, at supperclub Dubai, guests can experience a mesmerising journey of artistic performances choreographed with eclectic fine dining and world-class lounge music, all guaranteed to please the most obstinate palate.
Yassin Matbouly, Founder and Partner of supperclub MENA, said: “supperclub Dubai will reinvent the landscape and concept of luxury gastronomy, while raising the benchmarks of the hospitality sector and provides the ultimate dining and entertainment experience the city has ever seen.”
Bert Van der Leden, the brain behind the supperclub franchise, and partner at owning company IQ Creative, added: “When supperclub was launched 20 years ago in the creative capital of Amsterdam, we wanted to create a meeting ground that met the needs of prolific musicians, writers, and artists. The Dubai outlet will bring talent from the arts, music, and culinary industries to one stunning destination.”
Spread across two floors and open to sweeping views of Dubai Marina and beyond, supperclub Dubai, provides discerning guests with a feast for all the senses within six dining and entertainment areas including: the chef’s tables ‘Salle Neige,’ and exquisite gold room ‘Salle d’Or,’ which will serve dishes from the ‘haute’ kitchen, while sumptuous beverages from world renowned mixologists will be served in ‘Balcony Noir,’ ‘Bar rouge’ and the stunning al fresco terrace.
Paying homage to the secret restaurant phenomenon that will serve as the prestigious nightlife haunt for the region’s society set, supperclub Dubai, the first destination for the global franchise in the Middle East, will open grounds to international and locally-based DJs, while setting the scene for a vibrant and prolific showcase of performing arts.
To book or for further information visit, email or call +9714-451-1100. Reservations are open throughout the summer from 7pm to 3am.
For more information, please contact:
Divya Khanna Divya Khanna
Divya Khanna
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Source: supperclub MENA

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July 31, 2013 at 3:49 pm

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PR Newswire Increases Number of Online Media Partners by 75% in Southeast Asia

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SINGAPORE, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PR Newswire, the global provider of corporate communications and content-marketing solutions, has expanded its online news distribution network in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. By signing a series of important content distribution agreements with major media companies in the region, PR Newswire has further committed itself to delivering competitive communication solutions to business communicators worldwide.

PR Newswire’s Asia-Pacific distribution network covers major countries and territories in the region, and we continuously invest in building a stronger and more versatile multimedia distribution network,” said Helen Zhang, Senior Manager, Audience Development at Asia Pacific, PR Newswire. “Our Asia-Pacific network, excluding Mainland China, consists of over 600 news portals, 500 news sites, and 1,400 industry publications, with a media database of over 10,000 registered journalists and exclusive partnerships with multiple national news agencies.”

In Malaysia, PR Newswire’s newly developed distribution network now includes Business TodaySME & Entrepreneurship MagazineThe Malay Mail Online and The Malaysian Reserve. Business Today is one of the country’s notable monthly financial magazines, while SME & Entrepreneurship Magazine is a bestseller business magazine in Southeast Asia. The Malay Mail is one of the main English newspapers in Kuala Lumpur and also the country’s oldest newspaper. The Malaysian Reserve is one of the country’s most influential all-business dailies. Both The Malay Mail and The Malaysian Reserve are owned by the Redberry group, a media and entertainment group that operates some of Malaysia’s most respected media properties.

In Indonesia, PR Newswire has established content partnerships with some of the country’s most prominent media, namely The Jakarta PostThe Jakarta Globe and Rakyat MerdekaThe Jakarta Post and Jakarta Globeare two of the most influential English newspapers in the country, and Rakyat Merdeka is a newspaper owned by Indonesia’s largest media group, Jawa Pos.

In Thailand, through a partnership with the local information service and news agency InfoQuest, PR Newswire’s network reaches Thailand’s top ranking news portal, major media website, and the largest Thai financial website, to name but a few, and this maximizes online exposure and search engine visibility for news releases carried by PR Newswire.

In the Philippines, PR Newswire has built a network of partnerships with influential websites such as Manila Channel, a mass media portal developed to deliver updates to Filipinos across the globe.

Recently, PR Newswire has also reached a distribution agreement with Morningstar, the independent investment research firm, to syndicate press releases on Morningstar’s Asian investment sites in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia.

The additional distribution capabilities in these countries ensure that news releases and content carried by PR Newswire are delivered to key audiences throughout the region.

“Regular media and online exposure is essential for corporations to communicate and engage with their audiences, raise awareness for their brands and products and attract potential business partners. The rapid development of PR Newswire’s media network in Asian countries will significantly facilitate our clients’ media outreach to their target markets. At the same time, we also aim to better segment our clients’ multimedia assets and offer diverse and reliable content for our media partners. We will continue to work with them to deliver quality content via the right channels,” Yujie Chen, SVP Asia Pacific at PR Newswire said.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable communication professionals to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. We provide end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Media Contact:
Sarah Tam
Regional Marketing Director, Asia (ex-China)

Source: PR Newswire

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July 31, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Oil Insurance Limited Welcomes Four New Members

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HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Oil Insurance Limited (OIL) today, July 30th 2013, announced the signing of four new energy companies as members through the first seven months of 2013. They are Alon USA Energy, Inc, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Arena Energy, LP and Cenovus Energy Inc.

Alon USA Energy, Inc, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products. Its operations include refining, asphalt and retail/branded marketing across the western and south-central regions of the United States.

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, with assets in the Rocky Mountains region, the southern United States and the Appalachian Basin. The company also is a deepwater producer in the Gulf of Mexico, and has production in Alaska, Algeria and Ghana with additional exploration opportunities in West Africa, Mozambique, Kenya, South Africa, Colombia, Guyana, New Zealand and China.

Arena Energy, LP is a privately-held company located in The Woodlands, Texas, formed in 1999 to pursue oil and gas development and lower-risk exploration drilling opportunities on the Gulf of Mexico shelf.

Cenovus Energy Inc. is a Canadian oil company based in Calgary, Alberta. Their operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta which use specialized methods to drill and pump the oil to the surface, natural gas and oil production in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as ownership interests in two U.S. refineries.

COO George Hutchings commented: “Interest in OIL by energy companies from around the globe continues to grow. Recent actions to increase OIL’s property limit to $300 million, implement changes to minimize potential pricing volatility, rewrite the Shareholders Agreement, Policy and Rating & Premium Plan, and improve our marketing efforts have had favorable effects on the OIL value proposition. OIL continues to evolve and respond to our members’ diverse needs and their global exposures.”

CEO Robert Stauffer stated: “There are now 56 energy company members participating in the OIL mutual with growing interest from international prospects. Our members seek the security and predictability of OIL’s significant $300 million cornerstone capacity, which offers ‘for interest limits’ for property damage, well control, re-drilling, pollution clean-up costs and terrorism among others.”

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Oil Insurance Limited (OIL) insures over two trillion dollars of global energy assets for more than fifty members with property limits up to $300 million totaling more than 11 billion dollars in total A- rated property capacity. Members are medium to large sized public and private energy companies with at least $1 billion in physical property assets and an investment grade rating or equivalent. Products offered include Property (Physical Damage), Windstorm, Non Gradual Pollution, Control of Well, Terrorism, Construction and Cargo. The industry sectors that OIL protects include Offshore and Onshore Exploration & Production, Refining and Marketing, Petrochemicals, Mining, Pipelines, Electric Utilities and other related energy business sectors.

Source: Oil Insurance Limited (OIL)

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July 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm

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Silk and Cashmere Collections to Grace UNIQLO Stores Worldwide

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Bringing Affordability and Quality for Everyday Life

TOKYO, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — UNIQLO today announces that it will launch quality silk and cashmere items through retail and online stores in 14 markets around the world including Japan. UNIQLO’s new lineup will make silk and cashmere apparel affordable and wearable every day,, with a touch of class. Women’s silk items will be available in 18 styles and approximately 90 colors and patterns, with core items priced at 3,990 yen in Japan (the price range is from 1,990 to 5,900 yen). UNIQLO is also offering cashmere items for men and women in 42 styles and approximately 330 colors and patterns. Core men’s cashmere items are priced at 7,990 yen in Japan, and core women’s items are priced at 5,990 yen. The price range for the entire cashmere line, including men’s items, is from 1,500 to 9,990 yen.

Securing Global Supplies of Raw Silk for the First Time, Expanding Cashmere Availability

Until now UNIQLO’s silk apparel has been available only from its global flagship stores and large retail locations because top grades of the material are so scarce. In Japan, the company had to limit sales of its 100% cashmere items in 2010 to select stores because of supply issues. Today UNIQLO has new partnerships with world-class silk and cashmere producers to maintain steady supplies.

Purple Fashion Magazine Editor-in-Chief Olivier Zahm Showcases LifeWear Lifestyles as Visual Director

The visual director for the silk and cashmere marketing campaign is Olivier Zahm, editor-in-chief of France’sPurple Fashion magazine. He is presenting new UNIQLO perspectives by capturing the elegance that silk and cashmere can add to daily life. He selected flowers as the main aesthetic motif for the silk line to symbolize feminine beauty. For the cashmere line, chairs serve as the core visual element to convey the sensual feeling of the material. The chairs are a symbol of the comfort and intimacy of home, which is a reflection of the pleasure of wearing UNIQLO cashmere directly against the skin.

British fashion model Lily Donaldson is promoting the silk collection, while American actress Chloe Sevigny is modeling the women’s cashmere range. World-renowned photographer Ryan McGinley is the photographer of the campaigns, as well as the model for the men’s cashmere collection.


UNIQLO seeks to popularize its LifeWear concept by offering world-class silk and cashmere garments at affordable prices. LifeWear is about wearers adapting clothing to their lives rather than the reverse. LifeWear fulfills all of the rigorous, practical demands of the UNIQLO customer of today. But LifeWear leaves nothing to chance, and none of its garments are disposable ‘fast fashion.’ UNIQLO’s clothing is made for life, in both senses of the term. Based on this concept, UNIQLO launched distinct design projects for all 12 core categories of its 2013 fall winter collection to blend their apparel perfectly when worn together and cater to constantly evolving lifestyles and tastes.

UNIQLO’s Silk Collection

Raw materials: UNIQLO is using high-quality 6A and 5A grade silk from China* for its main shirts and dresses. It is estimated that in 2012 these two grades represented just 10%** of all the silk made in China, the world’s top producer of this material.

Design: UNIQLO went to great lengths to maintain the luxurious appearance of its silk. Every detail, from the colors and patterns to the width of the stitching, was carefully designed to ensure a clean, modern silhouette.

Processing: UNIQLO has processed the surface of these materials with a sand wash, to ensure that they are suitable for both casual and cleaner looks. It also employed a shrink-resistant processing technique to reduce shrinkage and produce items that can be easily washed by hand.

*China ranks the quality of its silk on a scale ranging from 3A to 6A.

**Based on estimates provided to UNIQLO by its business partner.

UNIQLO launches silk to women all around the world.
UNIQLO launches silk to women all around the world.

UNIQLO’s Cashmere Collection

Raw materials: UNIQLO’s team of fabric experts ventured into Mongolia, one of the world’s leading producers of high-quality cashmere, to personally select high-quality materials.

Materials: At 15.5 to 16.5 microns, the raw cashmere hairs are one-fifth the diameter of human hair. It is this fineness that contributes to the signature softness of UNIQLO’s cashmere. The company also uses relatively long fibers, measuring from 32 to 34 millimeters, to provide brighter colors and a softer texture.

Design: The updated design features a wider V-neckline to more effectively highlight the décolletage. Bolder color-block designs and new features such as horizontal stitching, in place of traditional vertical stitching, also ensure greater variety.

Processing: UNIQLO used smaller stitches to minimize pilling.

UNIQLO launches cashmere for women, bringing affordability and quality for everyday life.
UNIQLO launches cashmere for women, bringing affordability and quality for everyday life.
UNIQLO launches cashmere for men, bringing affordability and quality for everyone life.
UNIQLO launches cashmere for men, bringing affordability and quality for everyone life.

For media queries, please contact:
Fast Retailing
Corporate PR Department
Aldo Liguori/Oliver Ormrod
Tokyo, Japan
Tel. +81-(0)3-6885-0960

Source: UNIQLO

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July 31, 2013 at 11:59 am

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