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Sydney Festival 2014

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This is our city in summer
SYDNEY/PRNewswire/ — Festival Director Lieven Bertels and the Sydney Festival team today revealed the full program for Sydney Festival 2014, an explosion of exceptional theatre, dance, music, visual arts, film and more that will bring the harbour city to life from January 9-26.
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Sydneysiders and visitors know Sydney Festival is one of the most wonderful summer festivals in the world – a claim underpinned by the city’s lustre and charisma, making it an ideal showcase for the world’s great artists.
Sydney Festival 2014 is comprised of 104 events, a staggering 21 of which are free. With 372 performances across 33 indoor and outdoor venues, Sydney Festival 2014 features 722 artists from 80 companies across 17 countries. With 10 world premieres, 4 Australian premieres and 13 Australian exclusives, summer in our beautiful city is absolutely not to be missed.
“If you are really into your arts, Sydney Festival will not disappoint, with opera, dance, theatre and music acts from across Australia and the world,” says Festival Director, Lieven Bertels.
Against a backdrop of some of the world’s greatest theatre and dance, new Australian works of magnitude and cultural importance dominate this year’s theatre program. The world premiere of Black Diggers(directed by Wesley Enoch and written by Tom Wright)unfolds the untold stories of 1000 Indigenous soldiers who fought in World War One, whilst Michael Kantor and Tom E. Lewis’ indigenous re-working of King Lear in The Shadow King has recently premiered to a rousing reception by audiences in Melbourne, Australia.
Internationally acclaimed choreographer Shaun Parker returns to Sydney Festival with the world premiere of Am I, whilst Halina Reijn performs the lead role in the retelling of the 1927 monologue by Jean Cocteau in the voyeuristic La Voix Humaine. Philip Glass presents a live score to Godfrey Reggio’s Visitors to follow its premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and after a five month sell out season on London’s Southbank LIMBO returns to heat up the 1920s Speigeltent in the wildly expanded Festival Village.
A main highlight of the 2014 program is Henry Purcell’s great romantic tragedy Dido & Aeneas in Sasha Waltz’s wondrous reimagining of the great opera, featuring stunning choreography, a prologue performed in a giant fish tank underwater, and celebrated baroque orchestra Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin.
And in Sydney’s famous outdoor venue The Domain, two fantastic free events are set to delight, kicking off with Chicago’s R’n’B, soul and disco diva Chaka Khan on the opening weekend, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing Gustav Holst’s astronomical suite The Planets, conducted by Hamburg State Opera Artistic Director Simone Young, to wrap up the Festival and Australia Day with Symphony in the Domain on Sunday 26 January.
In Parramatta in Sydney’s west, the favourite free event Parramatta Opening Party is back with free music and all sorts of festival fun, and everyone’s favourite yellow friend Rubber Duck is back too!
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When Thursday 9 January – Sunday 26 January 2014
Source: Sydney Festival

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October 24, 2013 at 4:04 pm

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Air Products Expands Pipeline Coverage on Jurong Island to Support the Development of Singapore’s Energy and Chemical Industry

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SINGAPORE, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Air Products (NYSE: APD), a leading global industrial gases and performance materials supplier, today announced it has signed a contract to supply both gaseous and liquid nitrogen to Prime Evolue Singapore Pte. Ltd. Air Products will also further extend its existing industrial gas pipeline network to the Tembusu area from its existing pipeline network in the Sakra area on Jurong Island, Singapore, to support the growth of chemical and petrochemical customers with cost-effective and reliable industrial gas supply.

Strategically positioned as the heart of Singapore’s energy and chemical industry, Jurong Island is home to more than 95 leading global petroleum, petrochemical and specialty chemicals companies. It provides well-developed “plug-and-play” infrastructure where companies can save capital costs through use of shared facilities and utilities to reap synergies through product integration.

Air Products has been serving petrochemical customers on the island since 1997 through its air separation plant, which can produce 250 metric tons per day of gases. The pipeline extension further strengthens the company’s supply position to meet the increasing market demand.

“This latest pipeline expansion on Jurong Island is part of Air Products’ long-standing commitment to drive growth in energy, environmental and emerging markets through investment,” said Philip C. Sproger, vice president and general manager, Tonnage Gases-Asia at Air Products. “Singapore’s energy and chemical industry plays an important role on the Asian as well as the world stage. We will continue to pursue opportunities to support its development and help customers be more productive, energy efficient and sustainable with our technology and experience.”

Air Products marks its 16th anniversary in the Singapore market this year and has established long-term relationships with a mix of local and multinational companies. In addition to the air separation plant on Jurong Island the company currently operates a helium and specialty gas plant in Senoko and an epoxy additives and polyamide plant in Gul Crescent, supplying a wide array of industries in the country and other Asian markets.

As a leading global supplier to the petrochemical industry for over 65 years, Air Products provides a diverse portfolio of gas products and technologies. These industrial gases include oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen, among others, and technologies including air separation, hydrocarbon recovery, and purification. These gases and technologies help customers increase sustainability and operational efficiency, improve safety and product quality, as well as lower total operating costs. In addition, Air Products Express (APEX) services offer customers in the industry fast, flexible temporary industrial gas supply for a wide range of pipeline applications, including product displacement, pig pushing, pressure testing, maintenance purging, line drying, and inerting.

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air Products had sales of approaching US$10 billion. For more information, visit

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2012.

Media Inquiries:

Jessica Cheng
Tel: (852)-2863-0585

Art George
Tel: (610)-481-1340

Investor Inquiries:

Simon Moore
Tel: (610)-481-7461

Source: Air Products

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October 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

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Singapore Becomes Newest Chapter In Parenteral Drug Association

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BETHESDA, Md. /PRNewswire/ — 45 pharmaceutical professionals have formed the Singapore chapter of PDA, bringing to 24 the number of chapters across the globe. In September, the group held its first official meeting with the following officers:
President: Maureen Hertog, PharmD, Novartis Singapore Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Pte Ltd
President-Elect: Sateesh Yelisetti, Baxter
Treasurer: Chia Phei Kok, Visentic Solutions Pte Ltd
Secretary: Wayne Lee, PhD, Pall
About PDA
The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is the leading global provider of science, technology and regulatory information and education for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical community. Founded in 1946 as a nonprofit organization, PDA is committed to developing scientifically sound, practical technical information and resources to advance science and regulation through the expertise of its more than 9,500 members worldwide. PDA’s Annual Meeting will be held April 7-9, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. For information, visit and follow PDA on LinkedIn.
Press Contact
Amelia Townsend
Director of Marketing Services, Parenteral Drug Association® (PDA)
T: +1-301-656-5900, ext. 153,
Source: Parenteral Drug Association

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October 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

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APR Energy Announces Strategic Alliance with GE in Fast-Track Turnkey Power

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Agreement creates world’s leading fast-track mobile turbine power business, expanding APR Energy’s global reach and its natural gas footprint

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — APR Energy (LSE: APR.L) is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with GE (NYSE: GE), extending the reach of both companies in the growing fast-track turnkey power solutions space.

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Under terms of the deal, GE contributes its turbine rental business to APR Energy in return for cash and approximately 16.5 percent of APR Energy, making GE a key strategic investor in the company. Additionally, GE and APR Energy have entered into a supply and services agreement that will continue to provide support to current and future clients of APR Energy.

“This is a transformational transaction for APR Energy, allowing us to move forward rapidly towards delivering our stated medium-term business objectives,” said John Campion, Chief Executive Officer of APR Energy. “By creating the world’s leading fast-track mobile turbine power business and a long-term relationship with GE, we are well placed to deliver against an underserved and rapidly growing opportunity with the preeminent technology. The transaction diversifies our revenue base, gives us exposure to new geographies and sectors, and enhances our natural gas footprint. We are excited to be working closely with GE, whose partnership and equity commitment is an endorsement of our prospects and our ambition to be the leader in the large-scale, fast-track power industry.”

The transaction makes APR Energy the world’s leading fast-track mobile gas turbine power provider, expanding reach into new regions and increasing its mobile turbine power capacity to 1.2 gigawatts — enough to power the equivalent of 1.2 million US homes. The deal includes approximately 520MW of capacity and rental contracts that GE currently has in place in Canada, Iraq, Australia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Bangladesh.

Demand for fast-track power is driven by factors that include increasing energy consumption, aging infrastructure, geopolitical and natural events, and climatic impacts. Mobile turbine usage within this space has grown rapidly as customers look towards larger-scale, semi-permanent solutions that integrate into their existing plants or operations and offer greater reliability, fuel flexibility and lower emissions.

Lorraine Bolsinger, CEO of GE Power & Water’s Distributed Power business, said, “Our investment in APR Energy reinforces our strong belief in the distributed power segment, as well as APR’s strong capabilities and prospects for success. We continue to see growing demand from customers urgently needing our leading technology for bridging solutions while more permanent solutions can be put in place. With this alliance, customers can get fast power with our technology from a premiere fast-track power provider, APR Energy, or they can buy the equipment from us. For both kinds of customers, we are determined to offer the most efficient products and have them available for rapid deployment.”

About APR Energy
APR Energy specializes in the sale of reliable and efficient electricity through the rapid global deployment and installation of scalable turnkey power solutions. APR Energy’s solutions, coupled with comprehensive operation and maintenance services and flexible commercial terms, have established it as a leader in its industry. Serving both utility and industrial segments, APR Energy provides power generation solutions to customers and communities around the world, with an emphasis on Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Source: APR Energy

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October 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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30th Annual Cruise Shipping Miami is Scheduled March 10-13, 2014

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– Event continues to refine conference and trade show for 30th anniversary
MIAMI /PRNewswire/ — Cruise Shipping Miami, the cruise industry’s annual international conference and exhibition that draws more than 11,000 attendees and over 900 exhibiting companies from 100-plus countries, is scheduled March 10-13, 2014. The 2014 show marks the event’s 30th anniversary, and organizers are continuing a campaign that began in 2012 to expand and enhance the show’s conference and trade show offerings.
The cornerstone of UBM plc’s Cruise Shipping Portfolio, Cruise Shipping Miami features a three-day trade show at the Miami Beach Convention Center that runs Tuesday through Thursday, and a four-day conference that offers sessions Monday through Thursday.
“We are continuing to tweak the conference lineup this year following last year’s redesign, based on customer feedback and research, with a sharp focus on trend-related topics and bringing in new speakers and panelists for new perspectives,” said Daniel Read, director of UBM’s Cruise Shipping Portfolio. “And for the exhibition we’re adding new pavilions and creating additional opportunities for buyers and suppliers to interact.”
The current conference lineup includes four core tracks, or “streams,” including Shipbuilding, Operations and Technology; Destinations and Ports; Market Segments, and Product Development. As individual conference sessions are developed and streams are refined, updates will be issued.
In addition to national pavilions, the massive trade show, which covers all four halls of the convention center, also features business sectors highlighting information technology, ship design and refurbishment, ship services and hotel operations, ship equipment, amusements and recreations attractions, entertainment and destinations.
New this year is the Grand Tasting Pavilion, an interactive exhibit for the Food & Beverage sector. The Grand Tasting Pavilion will offer F&B buyers and suppliers a focused venue to showcase food and food-service products, discover new trends and, of course, sample the merchandise.
Also new this year is the Cruise Trends Theater, a product and services platform that offers exhibitors and attendees an opportunity to present innovations from all industries impacting the cruise business including entertainment, food and beverage, sustainability and technology. Participants receive 30 minutes to present their concepts in the Cruise Trends Theater directly to key cruise industry stakeholders and interested media.
WHO ATTENDS: Exhibitors include ports and destinations, destination management companies, shore excursion providers, national tourism organizations, shipbuilders, ship equipment manufacturers, entertainment suppliers, amusements and recreations attractions, information technology, food and beverage suppliers, hotel & ship services providers.
Delegates and visitors include, ship owners and operators, cruise itinerary/deployment planners, port and terminal developers, shipbuilding and refurbishment professionals, engineers, IT professionals, cruise line sales and marketing professionals, food & beverage procurement and provisioning executives, industry partners such as insurance companies, banks, financiers, consultants, associations and travel agents.
Cruise Shipping Miami is exclusively supported by Cruise Lines International Association and Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association.
WHERE: Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139
MEDIA REGISTRATION: Media registration is open now. Media credentials are issued to bona fide journalists covering the convention. Review the media policy, request a media registration online or contact Buck Banks.
MEDIA CONTACT: Buck Banks, +1-305-461-3300,
CONVENTION CONTACT: UBM plc, 300 American Metro Blvd., Suite 125, Hamilton NJ 08619
Phone: +1-609-759-4700; fax: +1-609-759-4774; e-mail:
Source: Cruise Shipping Miami

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October 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

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STAR-CCM+ v8.06 Gets New Users Up and Running Like Pros

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CD-adapco’s new STAR-CCM+ v8.06 release enhances its user experience, simulation scope and turnaround time.

NEW YORK and LONDON, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CD-adapco, the largest privately held CFD-focused CAE provider, announced today the release of STAR-CCM+ v8.06, the third release in 2013 of their flagship simulation tool.


“The objective of the STAR-CCM+ v8 releases is to improve the overall user experience, to expand the application coverage and to boost turnaround times,” says Senior VP of Product Management, Jean-Claude Ercolanelli.

Enhanced User Experience

“A significant challenge for simulation engineers lies in ensuring consistency of processes across large organizations or geographically dispersed teams,” says Ercolanelli. “To address this, we are offering the Simulation Assistant, an interactive user interface that allows users to reproduce best practices and deploy them across whole organizations.”

The Simulation Assistant is also perfect for introducing inexperienced engineers to your simulation process, exposing them to a step-by-step approach that guides them through the stages necessary to obtain meaningful results.

Expanded Coverage

“Multiphase flows are perceived as being difficult to simulate because models are often restricted to a narrow range of applications,” says Ercolanelli. “One of our focuses in STAR-CCM+ involves making multiphase flows more accessible to users, closing gaps and allowing you to tackle a wider range of industrial applications.”

STAR-CCM+ v8.06 introduces the ability to use multiphase with overset, which opens up the possibility to simulate phenomena such as ice buildup on aircraft wing flaps or spray painting. Discrete Element Method particles can now carry an active scalar that can be used for applications such as tablet coating thickness or moisture content for wood chip drying.

Improved Turnaround Time

“Being able to simulate part of a problem is not enough,” says Ercolanelli. “We are committed to allowing our users to ‘simulate systems’ in their full complexity, by improving solver performance so that users can simulate phenomena that occur on an industrial scale and in an acceptable timescale.”

Users of DEM will notice substantial performance improvements in STAR-CCM+ v8.06, with simulations taking as little as 30% of the time taken in previous versions. The introduction of a parallel trimmer will allow the faster creation of larger meshes, increasing overall productivity.

STAR-CCM+ v8.06 is available for download from the Steve Customer Portal. For more information, please, or visit the CD-adapco blog.

Lauren Gautier

Source: CD-adapco

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October 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

DDoS Perpetrators Changed Tactics in Q3 2013 to Amplify Attack Sizes and Hide Identities

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— Can now use smaller botnets to launch high-bandwidth attacks
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today reported that DDoS perpetrators changed tactics in Q3 2013 to boost attack sizes and hide their identities. This observation is one of many key findings found in the company’s Q3 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report, which was published today, and can be downloaded from
“This quarter, the major concern is that reflection attacks are accelerating dramatically, increasing 265 percent over Q3 2012 and up 70 percent over Q2,” said Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic. “The bottom line is that DDoS attackers have found an easier, more efficient way to launch high bandwidth attacks with smaller botnets and that’s concerning.”
Attackers are flocking to so-called distributed reflection denial of service (DrDoS) attacks as they provide the benefit of obscuring the source of the attack (anonymity), while enabling the bandwidth of intermediary victims to be used, often unknowingly, to multiply the size of the attack (amplification). In DrDoS attacks, there are always two victims, the intended target and the intermediary.
Prolexic’s latest report reveals that the total number of attacks against its clients in Q3 2013 remained high and represented the highest total for one quarter. This occurrence illustrates a consistently heightened level of DDoS activity around the world over the last six months. Of note, more than 62 percent of Q3 DDoS attacks originated from China, far surpassing all other countries. Findings are based on data gathered from attacks launched during the quarter against Prolexic’s global client base.
For the quarter, peak bandwidth averaged 3.06 Gbps and peak packets-per-second (pps) averaged 4.22 Mpps. The largest attack Prolexic mitigated during Q3 was directed at a European media company, peaking at 120 Gbps.
Summary highlights from Prolexic’s Q3 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report
Compared to Q2 2013
1.58 percent increase in total DDOS attacks
6 percent decrease in application layer (Layer 7) attacks
4 percent increase in infrastructure (Layer 3 & 4) attacks
44 percent decrease in the average attack duration: 21.33 hours vs. 38 hours
Compared to Q3 2012
58 percent increase in total DDOS attacks
101 percent increase in application layer (Layer 7) attacks
48 percent increase in infrastructure (Layer 3 & 4) attacks
12.3 percent increase in the average attack duration: 21.33 hours vs. 19 hours
Analysis and emerging trends
Prolexic data for Q3 2013 shows a 70 percent increase in reflection attacks (DNS and CHARGEN) over the previous quarter and a 265 percent increase over the same quarter last year. This rise in DrDoS attacks should come as no surprise, as attack methods that inflict high damage with low effort will always be popular.
“DrDoS attacks don’t require as many bots because the amplification factor is so large,” explained Scholly. “Because less outbound bot traffic is needed, the botnet can be much smaller. This makes it easier for these botnets to fly under the radar unless you know what to look for.”
Prolexic has closely monitored DrDoS attacks for the last 12 months and has correctly forecasted their increasing popularity, as discussed in a series of four white papers on this resurfacing attack methodology.
“Q3 data also shows that infrastructure attacks maintained their share of total attacks, but within this group there was a big jump in UDP attacks and a corresponding drop in SYN attacks,” said Scholly. “Combined with the rise in reflection attacks, this quarter showed a significant shift in attack methodologies that all businesses should be aware of.”
Prolexic’s latest attack report includes a detailed analysis of the trend toward reflection attacks, DrDoS reflection services within the underground marketplace. The analysis examines DrDoS attack methods, tools and services – specifically CHARGEN attacks being integrated into the DDoS threatscape – and provides steps for remediating CHARGEN attacks.
A complimentary copy of Prolexic’s Q3 2013 Global DDoS Attack Report is available as a free PDF download from Prolexic’s Q4 2013 report will be released early in the first quarter of 2014.
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, energy 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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October 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

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Kaspersky Lab Launches Free App for Secure Web Browsing on iPhone and iPad

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SINGAPORE, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces the recent release of Kaspersky Safe Browser for iOS, a new free app to ensure users are safe while surfing the web on their iPhone and iPad devices.

The new Kaspersky Safe Browser for iOS is now available from the Apple App Store.

Like any Internet user, iPhone and iPad owners can fall victim to cyber-attacks which use social engineering techniques.

The most widespread example of this is phishing, which tricks users into providing their personal information through the use of fake websites or mass mailings that use the names and logos of well-known companies.

The user could be tricked into sharing their passwords to a social networking site, email address, Apple ID account, and more.

The risks are even bigger for anyone who uses a mobile device for banking and financial transactions.

According to a recent B2B International survey, 38% of mobile device owners use their gadgets to perform financial transactions, while one in three users encountered phishing attacks that posed as e-banking services.

Kaspersky Safe Browser for iOS blocks links to phishing sites and other web-based resources that can be dangerous for users. The new application can also filter content according to selected user criteria.

This way, users can automatically block pornographic sites, material containing violence or profanity, gaming sites, social networks, chats, forums and more. There are 17 pre-defined content filtering categories in total.

Kaspersky Safe Browser for iOS provides real-time protection from known and emerging threats thanks to data it receives from Kaspersky Security Network, which processes threat intelligence delivered by users of Kaspersky Lab security products from around the world.

The new application is compatible with Apple devices running iOS 5 and higher.

“Quite a few users of Apple products believe their devices are immune to cyber attacks. This false sense of security makes it easier for cybercriminals to execute their plans. The Kaspersky Safe Browser for iOS app protects users from dangerous content whenever they go online,” said Alexey Chikov, Product Manager at Kaspersky Lab.

“We are glad to have developed this app specifically for the iOS platform. In Singapore, there is a loyal customer base for Apple mobile devices. The Kaspersky Safe Browser for iOS app will definitely be very useful for iPad and iPhone users so that they can surf the web safer,” said Jimmy Fong, Channel Sales Director for Kaspersky Lab Southeast Asia.

Contact Person: Jesmond Chang (Corporate Communications Manager, SEA)
Phone Number: +603-79625913
Email: or
Source: Kaspersky Lab

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October 24, 2013 at 11:06 am

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Global Thought Leaders Gather in Kuala Lumpur for the World Capital Markets Symposium

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Global thought leaders today gathered at the World Capital Markets Symposium (WCMS), organised by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) in conjunction with its 20th anniversary.

At the opening session this morning, Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Najib Razak will be delivering a keynote address to more than 700 senior policymakers and representatives from global financial institutions, academia as well as local and foreign media from over 40 countries.

WCMS 2013 features prominent speakers including Lord Adair Turner, Senior Fellow, Institute for New Economic Thinking and Former Chairman, Financial Services Authority, U.K.; The Honourable Sheila C Bair, Former Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, USA; and Dr Fareed Zakaria, Editor-at-Large of Time magazine and host of Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN’s flagship international affairs program.

Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman of International Accounting Standards Board and David Jeremy Wright, Secretary General of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions, two regulators from global financial standard-setting organisations, will share their thoughts on how a strong regulatory foundation can be the basis of a sustainable and resilient capital market.

Since the inaugural symposium in 2009, WCMS has emerged as a flagship thought-leadership platform for discussion and debate on opportunities and challenges faced by capital markets as well as the broader economy. The symposium is also a platform to attract investments into the Malaysian capital market, which apart from being recognised as an advanced emerging market, is also the world’s largest sukuk market and Asia’s third largest bond market by GDP.

Themed “Redefining Markets: Sustaining Growth and Resilience,” prominent speakers will be sharing their views on factors underpinning efforts to build inclusive resilient and sustainable capital markets. The Symposium will also discuss the growing role of Asia and the impact of an integrated ASEAN on regional dynamics.

To find out more about WCMS, please visit


Karyn Nair
Tel: +603 2176 8788 | +6012 710 1291

Source: UBM Conferences (ASEAN)

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October 24, 2013 at 10:39 am

Samsung BioLogics Signs a Strategic Manufacturing Partnership with Roche

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SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Samsung BioLogics today announced that Samsung BioLogics and F. Hoffmann-La Roche have entered into a long term strategic manufacturing agreement under which Samsung will manufacture Roche’s proprietary commercial biologic medicines at its two manufacturing facilities in Incheon, South Korea, of which one is currently under construction. Terms of the agreement will not be disclosed, including financial terms and products to be manufactured.

Top View of Samsung BioLogics Plant
Top View of Samsung BioLogics Plant
Signing Ceremony for Strategic Manufacturing Partnership between F.Hoffmann-La Roche and Samsung BioLogics, Oct. 18th, 2013
Signing Ceremony for Strategic Manufacturing Partnership between F.Hoffmann-La Roche and Samsung BioLogics, Oct. 18th, 2013

“We are pleased to announce this strategic manufacturing relationship with Roche and look forward to delivering best-in-class manufacturing services with the highest global quality standards,” said Tae-Han Kim, president and CEO of Samsung BioLogics. “This collaboration with the world’s largest biotech company is an important milestone for Samsung as it validates our long term strategy of becoming a leader in biopharmaceutical manufacturing.”

About Samsung BioLogics

Samsung BioLogics is a full-service provider of quality-driven contract process development and cGMP manufacturing to the global biopharmaceutical industry. Our facilities are custom designed for monoclonal antibody & recombinant protein production with maximum flexibility. Our one-stop services include cell line generation, process and analytical method development, analytical services, clinical and commercial bulk cGMP manufacturing of drug substance and drug product meeting the highest standards of quality and global regulatory compliance. For additional information about the company, please visit

Samsung Disclaimer

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that reflect our current views and expectations with respect to our performance, businesses, and future events. Please understand that these statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions, any of which could cause actual results to materially differ from the plans, objectives, expectations, estimates, and intentions we express. In no event will we or any of our subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, or employees be liable before any third party, including investors, for any investment or business decision made or action taken based on information and statements contained in this press release or for any consequential, special, or similar damages.

Samsung BioLogics
Changsik Park

Source: Samsung BioLogics

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October 24, 2013 at 10:04 am