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Are You Ready to Unleash Your Powers of Seduction?

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PARIS, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Playboy reveals a Super-Seductive Advertising Campaign For New Super Playboy Collection For Him & For Her

Playboy launches a super-sexy, super-charged advertising campaign for Super Playboy, its new blockbuster fragrance and body care collection. The tongue-in-cheek television, print and digital campaign plays out the epic exploits of super seducers as they take control of the night. Forget saving the world – they’re too busy seducing and having fun! Are you ready to play? PRESS TO PLAY!

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Set in a world where ANYTHING can happen, Playboy’s playful new television advertising depicts the adventures of a Super Playboy hero and heroine at an uber-glam rooftop party. The TV film For Him follows the suave Super Playboy through various party scenarios with amusing consequences – such as when his X-ray vision drifts from checking out gorgeous women onto a male party-goer – until he meets his match, the Super Playboy heroine. The television advertisement For Her centres on this same hot Super Playboy heroine. We follow her exploits as she uses her powers for heroic feats of seduction. We see her use her kinetic capabilities to play with cute guys and save the wild party from the police, before she catches sight of the sexy Playboy at the bar. Giving the sentence, “let’s go somewhere else” a whole new meaning, she speeds away with him to an island getaway! Imagine what else could happen… PRESS TO PLAY!

Encapsulating the sexy, seductive essence of the TV campaign, the print advertisement depicts the moment when the Super Playboy couple locks in a steamy embrace – mid-air! Photographed by Jean-Yves Lemoigne, who is renowned for his sleek and surreal images, the arresting visual cleverly captures the duo hovering over the rooftop pool – as only super seducers can.

Super Playboy Online

Want to be smack-bang in the middle of the action? Now you can! With Super Playboy’s exciting online experience, there is a new hero in town… YOU! Super Playboy invites you to create your own personalised website – just click to play. Here, you can become the seduction hero among your friends, complete with mock bios, zany magazine features and crazy-funny interviews. Connect to PLAYBOY FRAGRANCES Facebook page and get ready to super play! Coming in August.

Coty Beauty Press Contacts:
Charlotte Maherou

Source: Coty Prestige and Playboy

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August 13, 2013 at 12:01 pm

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Kewill Announces Intention to Acquire Four Soft

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GUILDFORD, England and CHELMSFORD, Mass., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Game changing transaction to strengthen Kewill’s leadership position in Supply Chain Execution

Kewill, a leading provider of multimodal transportation software, announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Four Soft, a software company headquartered in Hyderabad, India. The acquisition is expected to close within 90 days and will expand Kewill’s existing leadership position in the Supply Chain Execution software market.

Four Soft develops and markets a portfolio of logistics solutions for logistics service providers, retailers and manufacturers. Four Soft has more than 400 customers, with in excess of 60,000 users across 120 countries.

“The acquisition of Four Soft is part of our strategic plan to significantly grow the Kewill business over the next 5 years,” comments Bob Farrell, Chief Executive Officer and President at Kewill. “At the completion of this acquisition, Kewill will have enhanced products, technology and domain skills, which will significantly improve our market leading position.”

Srikanth Palem, Chairman & Managing Director of Solitaire states “The Board of Four Soft believes that the offer from Kewill is good for both the employees and customers of Four Soft and that with this acquisition, Kewill will be able to better serve the customers of both companies and further fulfill the needs of the supply chain execution software market.”

About Kewill

Kewill is a leading provider of supply chain execution software solutions with a focus on multi-modal transportation management for enterprises and logistics service providers to manage the movement of goods and information around the globe.

We deliver innovative software for business-critical global supply chain requirements through our three product suites: Logistics, to support freight forwarding, transport, warehousing and customs compliance; Transportation and Shipping, to enable parcel, LTL, TL and desktop shipping and export trade compliance, and; Business to Business Integration, to drive B2B eCommerce, order management and supply chain integration.

Our customers rely on our deep domain knowledge to improve their business processes, exchange information and provide visibility to simplify the management of their supply chains.

Established in 1972, Kewill has over 7,000 customers around the world including Bayer, Black & Decker, DHL, Hankyu Hanshin, Hitachi, Ingersoll Rand, Mothercare, UPS, Scott’s & Co and TNT.

Source: Kewill

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August 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

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Attendee Registration for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2013 Opens Today

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NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Delegate and visitor registration for the 2013 Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and exhibition is now open. The world’s only annual cruise industry event focused on the entire Asia-Pacific region is scheduled for October 8-10, 2013 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Online registration is available at

This year’s conference program will explore the revenue outlook throughout the region, including the incredible growth in passenger source markets for cruises and worldwide destinations, and the staggering opportunity in the ship refurbishment and repair sector.

“The opportunity for exhibitors and attendees is unprecedented,” said Daniel Read, Portfolio Director for UBM Live, the show organizer. “Attendees can expect the show to offer trailblazers early entry into the burgeoning Asia-Pacific cruise market, one expected to surpass seven million passengers by 2020.”

The event begins Tuesday, Oct. 8 with the Asia Cruise Tourism Summit, a gathering of high-level cruise line executives and ministerial-level tourism board representatives.

The Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference kicks off on October 9 with the State of the Cruise Industry in Asia, followed by two days of concurrent sessions that will assess the pace and direction of growth in the world’s newest and fastest growing cruise sector. The conference will be led by a panel of regional and international industry experts covering essential topics and providing valuable insights into the burgeoning Asia cruise market.

Additionally, travel agents are invited to attend free comprehensive cruise training presented by CLIA Australia. Those agents may also walk the show floor to meet various suppliers and destinations, which combined with the training, will offer them a 360 view of the industry and help them grow their respective businesses.

New to the 2013 Event:

New to the event in 2013 will be the presentation of the first Rama Rebbapragada Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Cruise Industry in Asia. The award will recognize a person who has played a significant role in developing the cruise industry in the region.

The award will be presented by Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Michael Bayley, who was for many years Royal Caribbean International’s Asia representative and worked closely with Rebbapragada.

The award was established in memory of Rama Rebbapragada, who was instrumental in helping bring recognition of the potential of the Asia-Pacific cruise market to Western cruise companies.

For information about exhibiting or attending Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific visit

WHERE: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. For more information, visit

MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media credentials are issued to bona fide journalists covering the convention. Review themedia policy, request a media registration online or contact Jennifer Rosen.

Media Contact: Jennifer Rosen, +1-609-759-7604,

Social Media

Additional news, information and announcements about Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific are available at Find Cruise Shipping on Facebook, on TwitterLinkedIn andYouTube.

The Cruise Shipping Portfolio

The Cruise Shipping Portfolio organized by UBM Live includes Cruise Shipping Miami, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific and Seatrade Med. Since 1985 Cruise Shipping Miami has been the world’s premier annual event for the global cruise industry, featuring a three-day exhibition and four-day conference that draw more than 11,000 attendees and over 1,000 exhibiting companies from more than 130 countries.

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 Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, 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.

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,200 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

About Seatrade

Connecting the global cruise community —
Established 40 years ago, Seatrade is a leader in cruise and maritime publications, conferences and exhibitions, training, awards and other special projects. Regular events include international trade exhibitions and conferences across all maritime sectors, management training courses for shipping professionals, training seminars for travel agents and award schemes, including the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards. Seatrade publications include magazines, supplements and yearbooks, whilst Seatrade Insider provides daily cruise news online at

Source: UBM Live

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August 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

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ACL Acquires The Prodigy Group, Leading GRC Solutions Provider in South East Asia

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Move Furthers ACL Global Expansion, Accelerates Cloud-Based GRC Business in Region

VANCOUVER and SINGAPORE, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ACL, the company that is transforming audit and risk, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to expand its global footprint through the asset acquisition of The Prodigy Group (“Prodigy”), a Singapore-based software reseller and consulting services provider focused on audit, compliance, and risk management solutions. Prodigy, the largest global reseller of ACL products, has worked with the company since 2001 and has served the South East Asia market for more than a decade. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

The South East Asia market is quickly adopting cloud-based technologies like ACL™ GRC, and represents ACL’s largest greenfield growth opportunity. Through the acquisition, ACL gains direct access to current and new customers in South East Asia, and enhances its presence for global customers operating in the region, as well as adjacent markets including China, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Founded and led by Fransiskus Oey, The Prodigy Group serves more than 1,000 customers with operations in the region including: Asian Development Bank, HSBC, Manulife Financial Asia, Sime Darby Group, and many government and state-owned organizations. In addition to acting as a reseller of ACL’s products, the company is a one-stop provider of consulting services to audit and compliance professionals, fraud investigators, risk managers, business analysts, IT professionals, system security teams, and senior GRC executives.

“Bringing The Prodigy Group into the ACL family is an important step in our continued growth and global expansion,” said Laurie SchultzPresident and CEO at ACL. “We will continue to pursue an aggressive plan to build our business in strategic markets, especially those that are at the forefront of new technology adoption and that value an integrated, data-driven GRC solution.”

Prodigy will continue to be operated by the current management team and Oey will join ACL’s executive team as Managing Director, ACL Asia. The company and its customers will benefit from ACL’s substantial financial and operational resources and will gain a greater share of voice with regard to ACL’s strategy and solutions offering.

“The Prodigy Group leadership team and I are very excited to join ACL,” said Oey. “I’m confident this will be a seamless transition due to the cultural alignment between our two companies. Customers of The Prodigy Group will quickly experience the added value that ACL brings.”

In addition to directly supporting ACL’s growth strategy, this acquisition solidifies its sector leadership in cloud technology-a critical evolution as use of cloud solutions is expected to double over the next two years, according to a recent ACL Technology Pulse Survey. ACL GRC, the company’s cloud-based governance, risk management, and compliance solution, delivers value across the organization by integrating risk management objectives with data-driven analysis and decision making.

“Given the extremely high level of interest in cloud-based technologies throughout South East Asia, ACL’s fresh and innovative GRC solution will undoubtedly generate significant interest in this region as a result of the transaction,” said Michael Rasmussen, J.D., OCEG Fellow, CCEP, GRCP, CISSP, Chief Analyst & GRC Pundit atGRC 20/20 ResearchLLC. “I will continue to track ACL’s growth and look forward to seeing where the next strategic move will take the company and its offerings.”

For more information about The Prodigy Group, visit:

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About ACL

ACL delivers technology solutions that are transforming audit and risk management to give organizations unprecedented control over their business.

Our integrated family of products-including our cloud-based governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) solution and flagship data analytics products—are used at all levels of the enterprise to help maximize growth opportunities by identifying and mitigating risk, protecting profits, and accelerating performance.

Thanks to 25 years of experience and our consultative approach, we implement flawlessly so customers realize concrete business results fast at low risk. Our actively engaged community of more than 14,000 customers around the globe-including 89% of the Fortune 500 and hundreds of governments-tells our story best. Here are just a few.

© 2013 ACL Services Ltd. ACL and the ACL logo are registered trademarks of ACL Services Ltd. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective owners.

Source: ACL

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August 13, 2013 at 11:06 am

English Classes for the Beach are Now Available From EF Englishtown

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LONDON, Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — We asked 500 of our students two simple questions: where do you study with EF Englishtown now, and where would you like to learn?


Answers to the first question weren’t that surprising: 70% currently studied at home, 15% in bed (surely with questionable productivity) and 12% managed to study at work. However, when we asked where our students would like to do their studying, the responses changed dramatically. They ranged from the pragmatic — 30% want to study on their way to work and 21% on a plane — to the exotic: 30% want to study on a lounge chair on a beach in the Maldives and 20% while relaxing on a slow boat. Especially creative responses included the desire to study in the Tibetan mountains, at Times Square or the Grand Canyon and, well, on the moon!

Learning on public transport and beyond: the world is your oyster

The common denominator, whether the answer was practical or aspirational (or off the wall!) is that people want to fit learning around their lifestyles. Now they can. Today EF Englishtown is launching an Android tablet app to complement the existing EF Efekta 13 iPad app launched in 2012.

There are a lot of language learning apps on the market, but ours is different. It isn’t just courseware, it includesteacher-led classes that set us apart from our competitors and help students to communicate at a much quicker rate. The app also functions online or offline so progress isn’t interrupted when you go through a tunnel, when the seat belt sign comes on or when you’ve managed to get away from it all to a truly remote location like Mount Everest base camp!

If this story piques your interest, why not see what all the fuss is about? If you would like a free trial of the app, simply email and we will set you up.

It’s EF Englishtown, and it’s based wherever you are. The Android tablet App launches today.

About EF Englishtown

EF Englishtown is the world’s largest and most trusted online English school. Originating from a collaboration between Apple Computer and EF Education First, EF Englishtown has reinvented the way busy people learn English by pioneering 24 hour, teacher-led online learning. Today, EF Englishtown delivers more than one million hours of lessons per month, and since its inception in 1996 has helped in excess of 20 million people communicate in English.

EF Englishtown is a division of EF Education First (EF), the world’s leading private international education company. Founded in 1965, EF specializes in language learning, academic degrees, educational travel, and cultural exchange.

Source: EF Englishtown

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August 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

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