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BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ —, a cloud-based, video creation platform has officially launched. Binumi provides an innovative approach to video creation by offering users a growing royalty-free multimedia library of over one million clips, combined with an easy to use online editor.
Educators worldwide are embracing the principles of 21st Century Learning and the Binumi platform enables teachers to create and assign exciting and dynamic courseware in minutes. Binumi has secured strategic partnerships with educational institutions throughout Asia, which has already generated over 150,000 student enrollments.
“I believe that video will play a major role in education,” said CEO and former National Geographic presenter and cultural explorer Anthony Copping. “We are very excited to be pioneering the shift towards digital education taking place in Asia.”
As the need for educational content continues to grow, so does the concern regarding copyright laws and online piracy. Binumi offers a safe environment for teachers and students to create videos with high quality content that can be distributed freely anywhere, including popular online social sites such as YouTube and Facebook.
In ASEAN alone, the total primary, secondary, and university population exceeds 558 million students, presenting an unparalleled market opportunity for Binumi to continue to change the face of education on a massive scale.
About Binumi
Binumi is an innovative video platform, which allows its users to create videos of amazing diversity and to tell their stories instantly through cutting edge visual imagery. With Binumi’s easy to use online editing tools and vast multimedia library featuring one million clips, stories come to life in minutes. All Binumi content is royalty-free, so users can produce, distribute, and even sell their creations with the world.
For more information, please contact:
Anthony Copping
Chief Executive
M: +66-83-424-6688

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September 16, 2013 at 11:53 am

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World Famous Photographers Bruce Weber and David Bailey Showcase the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Captivating Images of Harlem

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LONDON/PRNewswire/ — Two of the world’s greatest photographers capture the spirit of famous New York community in unique collaboration
With the Nokia Lumia 1020, “you’ve got it.” That’s the verdict of David Bailey and Bruce Weber, two of the world’s best-known photographers, who used the 41 megapixel Nokia Lumia 1020 in a unique collaboration to capture the spirit and soul of Harlem, New York.
Nokia has today released nearly 60 photos from the pair’s photoshoot in Harlem, which demonstrates that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is the perfect camera to help people capture the moment in unrivalled detail, and with ease.
The stunning photos are available to view at The Nokia Photography Room and are currently being exhibited at the Nicholls & Clarke Building in Shoreditch, East London. A video featuring Mr Weber and Mr Bailey on the shoot will be shown at the exhibition.
Mr Bailey said: “The Nokia camera [Nokia Lumia 1020] helps you capture the moment, which is the most important thing.”
Mr Weber said: “I don’t do digital and this is the first time I have really gone out in the world and done like a digital sitting. I was impressed with the resolution and the beauty of the colour.”
The London exhibition, entitled “Weber X Bailey by Nokia Lumia 1020” will run until 21 September and is free to members of the public.
With 41 megapixels, ZEISS optics, and optimised image stabilization – the Nokia Lumia 1020 establishes a new benchmark in smartphone imaging. It simplifies the controls previously reserved for professionals, and reinvents zoom to help people capture, edit and share better photos with ease.
“The photos from Weber and Bailey’s shoot are dazzling,” said Mark Newton, VP, Nokia Brand and Marketing Creative, Nokia. “They are a reflection of Weber and Bailey’s mastery of the art of photography, but also represent a hugely symbolic moment in the development of smartphone imaging. The Nokia Lumia 1020 empowers people to take better pictures.”
Weber and Bailey spent 24 hours in Harlem in July on a quest to capture the heart and soul of New York’s vibrant community. It was the first time the life-long friends had worked together on a project.
About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit
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September 16, 2013 at 10:21 am

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USA Tank Hires International Sales Manager

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— John Haight brings more than 10 years of international bolted tank selling experience to USA Tank

GOODMAN, Missouri, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — USA Tank, through its parent Global Storage Solutions LLC, a portfolio company of Cameron Holdings Corporation, is pleased to announce the hiring of John Haight. He brings more than 10 years of international bolted tank selling experience to USA Tank. Haight will work in different regions around the world.

“With Haight joining the USA Tank team, we are gaining an expert with a deep understanding of the current needs of the international market,” says General Manager, Lee Hodson. Hodson continued, “USA Tank has consistently experienced increasing global customer demand, having a dedicated sales manager will strengthen the USA Tank brand internationally.”

USA Tank, based in Goodman, MO, is a manufacturer and services organization specializing in engineering, manufacturing and constructing custom-made bolted and welded tank storage systems for a diverse range of end users and end markets, including oil & gas, energy and power, water & wastewater, dry bulk, fire protection and fractional sand process.

Cameron Holdings Corporation is a private equity group located in San Diego, California and St. Louis, Missouri that specializes in the acquisition and operation of middle market manufacturing and industrial service companies. Since its beginning in 1978, Cameron has developed a long and successful track record of completing 37 transactions with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $1.0 billion.

Contact: Karie Englert, +1-417-434-1663,

Source: USA Tank

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September 16, 2013 at 10:16 am

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Lionel Messi Launches Election for FIFA FIFPro World XI

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BARCELONA, Spain/PRNewswire/ — Lionel Messi gave the official start sign for election of the FIFA FIFPro World XI of 2013. In the coming months, FIFPro will be giving every professional football player in the world the opportunity to select his favourite eleven players. Messi cast the first vote on Thursday, thousands of other players will be filling in the voting papers soon.
Every year, FIFPro asks the reigning world footballer of the year to be the first player to cast a vote for the FIFA FIFPro World XI. Messi eagerly took the opportunity of filling in the form. His Barcelona team mates followed suit.
‘Of course I consider it an honour to be the first to cast a vote, particularly because it is a very special election,’ explained Messi. ‘This is the only global award that is one hundred percent based on the votes of the players. Your colleagues know why a footballer is good. That is what makes being elected for the FIFA FIFPro World XI such a significant prize.’
Messi knows what he’s talking about. In 2008, the then 21-year-old Messi received the World XI trophy for the first time. Since then, he has been in every successive FIFA FIFPro World XI. The Argentinian, now 26 years old, is the record holder with six selections – just as many of Cristiano Ronaldo.
In 2013, Messi led Barcelona to a new national title and to the Spanish Supercup. In the semi-finals of the Champions League, he had to watch injured from the side line as Barca failed to beat Bayern Munchen, who went on to win the title.
This is the ninth year that FIFPro organises the World XI election. The world players union sent out almost 50,000 voting papers to 68 countries in Africa, America, Asia and Europe. The players will be able to fill in their form until 1 November. The eleven players (1 keeper, 4 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 strikers) with the highest number of votes will be honoured on Monday 13 January 2014 during the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala in Zurich, Switzerland.
The FIFA FIFPro World XI of 2012 was: Iker Casillas; Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Andres Iniesta, Xabi Alonso, Xavi Hernandez; Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Radamel Falcao.
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Source: FIFPro

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September 16, 2013 at 10:09 am

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Generics Market Forecasted to Grow in Southeast Asia

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — With its fast-growing, young population and uninsured majority in Southeast Asia, countries in the region represent a great opportunity for generics in the pharmaceutical industry.  Rhett Hemedes, Head — OTC Marketing, Great Eastern Drug Co. Ltd., one of the speakers at CPhI — Generics Southeast Asia Summit 2013, notes, “Generics in Southeast Asia, while relatively small in size are growing rapidly as access to medicines are improving. This means that competition will intensify and the business will become tougher for local players and a continuing opportunity for the multinationals. Operations will be critical given the increasing availability of unbranded generics and price erosion as well as the increasing regulatory requirements. With the bigger markets with low access to medicines such as Indonesia opening up, the competitive environment will expand with the total number of players expected to increase at a lower marginal profit, hence the need for operational efficiency.”

By 2016, market has been forecasted to grow to US$3.9 billion and both Big and local pharma are looking to capitalise on the opportunity. Regulatory, market access, issues and drivers are some of the topics that will be addressed on September 23rd at the CPhI — Generics Southeast Asia Summit 2013 conference in Bangkok. One of the speakers, Marcus Pitt, President Director/CEO, SOHO Group also commented, “There are a number of key factors that will influence the rise of generics throughout the region, these include government spending, foreign investment, price, innovation, infrastructure development, growth in number of health care professionals, establishment of medical facilities, etc. The growth in generics places local generic manufacturers in a strong position — many governments support local business and most foreign companies rely on the support of local partnerships. Having said that, the biggest advantage will come to a greater number of people being able to access more healthcare than they have before. One last point, we still see the therapeutic areas of cancer and diabetes as the next big growth areas — particularly in our market, Indonesia.”

Dr. Jennifer Jian Kang, Senior Patent Attorney of Bayer Healthcare (China) who will also be speaking at the regional Generics Summit also commented that, “I believe this market becomes more and more important. Of course, we have to come up with innovations that the world really needs. That way we can earn a good return on our investments, and have a business model that is financially sustainable. But a company that innovates does much more. Innovation must become so crucial to us that it shapes our whole culture. You cannot be a world-class athlete if you do not align your whole lifestyle to this objective. So we have to embody innovation in the way we conduct all of our day-to-day business.”

The CPhI — Generics Southeast Asia Summit 2013 will take place in Bangkok from 23-25 September. The Summit is a platform for business knowledge sharing and networking amongst top tier government, buyers, distributors, big pharma as well as regional and local manufacturers. It will address macroeconomic factors, policies, issues and drivers affecting the pharmaceutical industry in Southeast Asia with speakers from the Food and Drug Administration, Philippines, SOHO Group, Bayer Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, MEGA WeCare, Great Eastern Drug and many more.

For more information about CPhI — Generics Southeast Asia Summit 2013, please visit:

About CPhI:

CPhI Conferences deliver the latest pharma market insight, in-depth case studies and exceptional networking opportunities through a programme of high-level conferences. The worldwide series of events, spanning four continents, provides the optimum forum for you to learn, make new business connections and identify the latest growth opportunities.

Delivered by expert teams in each region, every conference is extensively researched with leading professionals, ensuring that CPhI Conferences tackle the most business critical issues facing the pharma industry today.

For more information about CPhI, 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.

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

Source: UBM Conferences (ASEAN)

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September 16, 2013 at 9:54 am