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AMRI CEO to Present at Barclays Global Healthcare Conference

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ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Albany Molecular Research Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRI) announced today that William S. Marth, President and Chief Executive Officer at AMRI, will present at Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

A webcast of the presentation can be accessed at the Investor Relations’ section of http://www.amriglobal.com, or at the following URL: http://cc.talkpoint.com/barc002/031114a_bc/?entity=74_YT6EEMI

The webcast will be archived for 90 days following the live presentation.

About AMRI
Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI) is a global contract research and manufacturing organization offering customers fully integrated drug discovery, development and manufacturing services. For over 22 years, AMRI has demonstrated its adaptability as the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries have undergone tremendous change in response to multiple challenges. This experience, a track record of success and locations in the United States, Europe and Asia now provides our customers with SMARTSOURCING™, a full range of value-added opportunities providing customers informed decision-making, enhanced efficiency and more successful outcomes at all stages of the pipeline. AMRI has also successfully partnered R&D programs and is actively seeking to out-license its remaining programs for further development. For more information about AMRI, please visit our website at http://www.amriglobal.com or follow us on Twitter (@amriglobal).
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March 3, 2014 at 11:09 pm

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Frost & Sullivan’s Consumer Survey Reveals Voice and Video Must Surrender to Wireless and Broadband

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— 2014 is the year of the new quad play, with wireless and landline broadband delivering an infinite number of service offerings

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan’s survey of 2,035 consumers from North America reveals a sea change in preferences for communication services. The results indicate the market is evolving toward a new dynamic in which services are simply applications delivered via an Internet Protocol (IP)-based connection, whether wired or wireless. The survey also shows consumers find broadband connections sufficient for voice telephone and subscription television, in addition to a preference for bundled services. However, the new bundle evolving is unlikely to be a quad play (voice, video, Internet access, and wireless), but is increasingly a dual play of landline and wireless broadband. Services, therefore, may one day look more like applications, easily downloadable via an app store.

Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan’s new Consumer Communication Services Preferences: The New Quad Play is a Dual Play analysis highlights findings from Stratecast’s most recent Consumer Preferences Survey, and provides strategic recommendations for providers. The results show that residential consumers rate Internet service the highest in importance, followed by wireless, subscription video, and then voice. Statistics related to the services consumed concurred with these rankings, with 97.3 percent of respondents subscribing to an Internet service, and 78.9 percent subscribing to landline telephone service. Finally, among other results, the survey found that Internet usage now exceeds conventional television viewing for more consumers with a data connection.

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“The implications of these results portend a transformation in consumer perceptions,” said Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan Consumer Communication Services Program Manager Mike Jude, Ph.D. “Our findings made it very clear that consumption of the services that ride access channels – voice and video – are in decline. It begs the question: does this mean the two access services, broadband and wireless, are increasing in importance to consumers? The simple answer is yes.”

Survey highlights:

Basic Telephone Service: Not Quit Dead Yet

While it is true that landline telephone service is continuing to erode, with year-over-year annual erosion approaching 3 percent, the survey found that nearly 79 percent of respondents still maintain a landline telephone service. However, more than 25 percent indicated they had dropped a landline service in their lifetime. At its peak, landline telephone service was used by 95 percent of consumers; however, factors like cellphone ownership, price and mobility continue to erode this figure.

Subscription Television: A Declining Notion

Landline telephone service is not the only area where consumer interest is waning, as subscription television service also shows a slow to negative growth dynamic. In fact, conventional cable subscriptions show a marked decline, down 12 percent in the third quarter (Q3) 2013 from Q3 2007.

Broadband: The Evolving Everything Service

Broadband Internet access is a growing market. With year-over-year growth at 3.7 percent from 2012 to 2013, the survey showed satellite-delivered broadband as well as fiber and cable continue to have considerable increases, while DSL is declining. This makes it clear that Internet access technologies that deliver higher throughput than older copper-based technologies (like DSL) are growing in popularity among consumers. Stratecast predicts DSL will see a significant dive in subscriptions in the years to come.

Wireless: A New Mobile Dynamic

Wireless continues its inexorable penetration among consumers. Subscribership, especially in the prepaid space, is increasing, although at a slower pace than in the past.

“The slowdown in wireless is due to subscriber saturation, and also because subscriptions can cover more than one device,” said Jude. “The bigger picture is the fact that consumers are increasingly harnessing mobile devices as a medium for the delivery of data-based applications. Services are now applications, mostly written in software, and instantiated over IP-based connections. The old quad play is now the new dual play of landline and wireless broadband.”

Consumer Communication Services Preferences: The New Quad Play is a Dual Play is part of a tailored Stratecast (http://stratecast.frost.com) client engagement service, Strategic Perspective and Insight for Executives (SPIE). Stratecast SPIE subscribers receive a steady stream of forward-looking and detailed insights on market opportunities and industry trends based on a structured combination of demand- and supply-side research.

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About Frost & Sullivan

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

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

The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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March 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm

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CD-adapco Adds Realism to Simulation in STAR-CCM+ v9.02

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— STAR-CCM+ v9.02 to be revealed at the STAR Global Conference 2014 in Vienna, March 17-19.
NEW YORK and LONDON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CD-adapco™, the largest privately held CFD-focused provider of Computer Aided Engineering software, today announced the release of STAR-CCM+® v9.02, the latest major release of its flagship simulation tool. The company focused on increasing users productivity and simulation turnaround time, as well as a range of new application areas while making simulation more realistic for customers.
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“Since engineering simulation is a results-based discipline, in STAR-CCM+ v9.02 we enhanced our workflow capabilities and the speed and scalability of our solvers. This leads to greater throughput and ensures the product development process is fed with a constant and accurate stream of simulation data,” said Senior VP of Product Management, Jean-Claude Ercolanelli. “All aspects of our v9 release cycle will stay focused on adding realism to the simulations, and driving optimal results for customers in a shortened amount of time.”
This new version brings features that add realism to the design process, enhance user workflows, increase throughput and improve accuracy. New features such as the volume rendering capability allows engineers to “see inside” a flow-field for the first time; the adjoint solver broadens applicability and ease-of-use with the tumble and swirl cost function; and the Dispersed Multiphase model helps accomplish the goal of greater adoption of realistic use of simulation. The new features and their range of benefits are discussed in full detail on the company website (www.cd-adapco.com) and blog (http://www.cd-adapco.com/blog).
CD-adapco will present STAR-CCM+ v9.02 at its STAR Global Conference 2014 (www.star-global-conference.com) in Vienna on March 17-19. This year’s event will host over 115 simulation experts from around the world, with a company keynote address from Jean-Claude Ercolanelli on the full product roadmap for STAR-CCM+ v9. CD-adapco development staff and industry experts will be on hand to showcase and demonstrate all aspects of the new release.
About CD-adapco
CD-adapco™ (http://www.cd-adapco.com) is the world’s largest privately held CFD focused CAE provider. Our core products are the technology-leading simulation packages, STAR-CCM+® and STAR-CD®. The scope of our activities, however, extends well beyond CFD software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in fluid dynamics, heat transfer and structural engineering. Our ongoing mission is to “inspire innovation and reduce costs through the application of engineering simulation software and services.”
A privately owned company, CD-adapco has maintained 17% organic year-on-year growth over the last 5 years. CD-adapco employs 800 talented individuals, working at 30 different offices across the globe.
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Lauren Gautier, CD-adapco
lauren.gautier@cd-adapco.com
+1-248-277-4600
Source: CD-adapco

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March 3, 2014 at 7:04 pm

The Windows XP era is ending: What it means for small businesses and why you shouldn’t wait to upgrade

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REDMOND, Wash./PRNewswire/ — A lot has changed in the past decade since Microsoft Corp. launched Windows XP and Office 2003. Hardware is less expensive, devices are smaller, operating systems are faster and mobile phones are smarter than ever. In addition, the way we work has changed — we’re more mobile and more social in the workplace today than ever before. However, despite all of these advances, according to Stat Counter, nearly 21 percent of computers worldwide are still using Windows XP.
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There’s never been a better time for small businesses to upgrade their technologies to Windows 8.1 and Office 365. That’s because, as of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows XP and Office 2003, and businesses will no longer be able to receive technical support from the company.
Of course, technology isn’t the only thing that’s changed in the past decade. A lot has also changed in terms of what customers and employees have come to expect from small businesses. According to a recent Microsoft survey of more than 1,400 consumers, one way customers evaluate a business is by the technology it uses. In fact, nearly two-thirds said that a small business is outdated if its operating system or desktop computers are five to 10 years old.
While giving customers and employees what they want is reason enough for most companies to upgrade their systems, those are just a few of the benefits that small businesses receive when they update to the latest technologies.
“Small businesses are worried about growing their business. Modern technologies like Windows 8.1 and Office 365 give small businesses the ability to work smarter, grow their customer base quicker and be more profitable,” said Thomas Hansen, vice president of Worldwide Small and Medium Business at Microsoft. “Today, technology enables small businesses to compete successfully with larger competitors. In fact, a recent study by the Boston Consulting Group shows that tech-savvy small businesses created new jobs two times faster and grew revenues 15 percent faster than those using less up-to-date technology.”
What does “ending support” mean for businesses?
Ending support doesn’t mean that, as April 8, 2014, Windows XP and Office 2003 will suddenly stop working. However, there will be no more security updates or technical support for Windows XP, which may lead to serious problems, including the following:
Higher costs and lower productivity. Reducing operating costs and improving employee productivity are among the top business priorities of small businesses. So it’s not surprising that 47 percent of small businesses said that lack of budget is a big reason they don’t replace older PCs, despite frequent issues and lost productivity (Techaisle, 2013). However, replacing older PCs and getting current on Windows and Office will likely cost less in the long run. According to the same report, small businesses are spending an average of $427 on repairs for PCs that are four years or older, not to mention hours of lost productivity while troubleshooting issues.
Exposure to security and compliance risks.Security is, of course, a huge concern for all businesses. Unsupported and unpatched computers are vulnerable to security risks. In fact, a recent report by Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing team showed that Windows XP is five times more susceptible to viruses and attacks than Windows 8.1.
Lack of new apps. After April 8, 2014, app developers and independent solution vendors that build solutions for Windows XP won’t issue any updates for existing apps, and they won’t build new solutions either. In other words, whatever solutions are on your current Windows XP, that’s essentially it in terms of new features or other advancements. Your PCs won’t evolve with changing customer, market and competitive demands.
Getting current on Windows and Office
To best serve customers, and continue to compete and grow, small businesses need to do everything they can to take advantage of all that modern technology has to offer. For more information and resources, visit the XP end of support page.
Source: Microsoft Corp.

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March 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Discusses the Latest CIO Challenge: Millenials and the New Way to Work

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Frost & Sullivan Discusses the Latest CIO Challenge: Millenials and the New Way to Work

— Frost & Sullivan joins The Economist, Unify and others to evaluate techniques and technologies supporting a re-engineering of enterprise IT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

WHEN: 1:00 p.m. ET on Wed., March 12, 2014
REGISTRATION: http://bit.ly/1fWtKWW
MODERATOR: Martin Giles, US technology correspondent, The Economist

SPEAKERS:

Melanie Turek, research vice president, Enterprise Communications and Collaboration, Frost & Sullivan
Rick Puskar; senior vice president; Innovation, Customer Experience and Engineering; Unify
Paul Papadimitriou, management consultant and digital futurist
Kevin Soohoo, chief information officer, Air Systems, an EMCOR Company

For better or worse, the Millennial generation is one of the most disruptive forces the American workplace has ever experienced. While their influence extends across all facets of an organization, from human resources to the board room, their impact is most pronounced and profound in the IT sphere.

Today, many Millennials are demanding to work differently, and CIOs are starting to respond with radically new policies and tools to change the way employees communicate, collaborate and integrate the social web into the business world. This event will offer best practice insights from organizations that are successfully re-engineering their approach to IT to empower their employees — while minimizing costs and risks.

Reasons to Attend:

Gain an understanding of enterprise best practices when employees harness IT for improved processes
Discover the strategies and technologies shaping social communication, collaboration and integration in the workplace
Identify methods of cost and risk minimization during the evolution of your IT strategy

“As they enter the workplace, Millenials are having a profound impact on everything from business processes to communications technologies — and their influence is increasingly being embraced by older employees,” said Melanie Turek, vice president, research at Frost & Sullivan. “Companies must learn to adapt to these new trends, and leverage them to drive collaboration, boost productivity and measurably improve business outcomes. The trick is knowing what to adopt and what to reject — and how to ensure that the new ways of working are good for employees and the organization.”

Registration

To register, click here or visit: http://bit.ly/1fWtKWW

Supporting Resources
Join Frost & Sullivan’s interactive Visionary IT portal for the latest Information and Communication Technologies research, insights and tools to make winning IT decisions. Visit: http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.com/

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

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

The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

Contact Us: Start the discussion
Join Us: Join our community
Subscribe: Newsletter on “the next big thing”
Register: Gain access to visionary innovation

Contact:
Britni Myers
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+1.210.477.8481
britni.myers@frost.com
Source: Frost & Sullivan

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March 3, 2014 at 4:24 pm

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OANDA’s MarketPulse Team Wins FXStreet’s Best Sell Side Analysis 2014 Award

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Global market analysis team voted by readers as the best in providing real-time coverage and analysis of forex, commodities, and stock market indices
SINGAPORE, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MarketPulse, a global macroeconomic analysis news site that provides timely information on economic trends, technical analysis, and worldwide events impacting multiple financial asset classes announces today that it has been named ‘Best Sell Side Analysis Contributor’ by the readers of FXStreet in the outlet’s Forex Best Awards 2014.
“The MarketPulse team is honoured to have won the Best Sell-Side Analysis Contributor for FXStreets’ Forex Best Awards 2014. We’d like to give a big thanks to all who voted, including our devoted readership,” said Dean Popplewell, Director of Currency Analysis and Research, OANDA. “We will continue to offer full-time coverage of the world’s largest financial markets, including major macroeconomic trends, technical analysis, and global events to support investors in their trading decisions.”
MarketPulse.com features a global team of securities analysts and strategists at OANDA, who publish insightful research and commentary that features extensive coverage of forex, commodities, and stock market indices. In addition to providing up-to-the-moment global currency, securities, and commodities news, the paywall-free site also serves up insight into short- and long-term financial market trends.
“OANDA’s MarketPulse team have been contributors on FXStreet for many years now. The popular vote and professional jury both agreed that the team provided the best analysis in the Sell-Side type of company in 2013,” said Carolina May, CEO of FXStreet. “I want to congratulate them for this audience recognition and encourage them to keep up the good work!”
FXStreet is the leading Forex information website and these are the fourth edition of the Forex Best Awards that honor the best analysis, educational content and contributors on its website. The nominees of the ten categories – a total of over 40 different contributors – were selected by the FXStreet Content team for their quality and popularity on the website. The jury is made of members of the FXStreet Experts team and of professionals from other companies, with different backgrounds.
To subscribe to the award-winning analysis site, please visit http://www.marketpulse.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
About MarketPulse
Established in 2006, MarketPulse is a free news site that provides coverage of the world’s largest financial markets. Our team of securities analysts and strategists provides informative research and commentary on major macroeconomic trends, technical analysis, and worldwide events that impact different asset classes and investors. http://www.marketpulse.com.
About OANDA
OANDA transformed the business of foreign exchange through an innovative approach to forex trading. The company’s industry leading online trading platform, fxTrade, introduced a number of firsts to the marketplace, including immediate execution; instant settlement on trades; trades of any size between one unit and 10 million units; and interest calculated by the second. The company’s many awards attest to the power and flexibility of its trading platform. In 2013, OANDA was honoured with nearly a dozen awards, including Best Trade Execution Provider, Best Retail Trading Platform and Best Mobile Trading Platform by International Finance Magazine; as well as Best Value for Money by Investment Trends in each of the U.S., UK, and Singapore markets.
OANDA was also the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information, and today the company’s OANDA Rate® data provides benchmark rates for corporations, auditing firms, and global banks.
OANDA has five offices worldwide, in Chicago, London, Singapore, Tokyo, and Toronto. OANDA is fully regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), and the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA).
About OANDA Asia Pacific
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March 3, 2014 at 2:24 pm

Singapore’s Fastest E-retailer SOSOON Launches Today

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SINGAPORE, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Online retailer SOSOON has officially arrived in Singapore and is expected to make waves in the online shopping scene with its promise to deliver purchases within 24 hours, 365 days a year — by far the fastest of any online retailer here.
“We want to rock the online retail game here in Singapore and change the infrastructure and customer mindset by committing to delivery in 24 hours for all our customers,” said Mr Robert Van Lith, General Manager of Uitox, the company behind SOSOON. “We see that there is a big disconnect between the online shop, which is open 24-hours a day, and the delivery or fulfillment of online purchases, which can take a week or more. This does not fit my definition of convenient online shopping! SOSOON will enhance the online experience to exceed even shopping in-store.”
On top of Singapore’s fastest delivery, SOSOON offers a comprehensive product range, 14-day free returns picked up from your doorstep, and free delivery on purchases over S$40.
A changing e-retail landscape
Mr Van Lith believes that the company’s 24-hour delivery promise will be well received by Singaporeans. The global trend has been towards shorter and shorter lead times, and Mr Van Lith sees that Singapore is hungry for this too.
E-retail has been gaining traction here in Singapore, with growing confidence in the security of online payments and trust in delivery performance and quality of products. On top of this, rising costs have also been putting a dent in the viability and service of many brick-and-mortar retailers.
The best customer experience
To back up its promise during its official launch period, SOSOON will compensate its customers with a S$10 voucher for future purchases if it is unable to meet its promise to deliver within 24 hours. Newly registered users will also be given a S$10 credit voucher to spend as part of their first purchase.
As part of its official launch, SOSOON will be slashing prices by 50% or more on thousands of promotional products till March 10 to entice online shoppers to try the SOSOON experience for themselves.
“We believe that we can make the SOSOON customer experience the best in its class and set the standard here in Singapore. This will force competitors to change to keep up,” explains Mr Van Lith. “As a consumer, I would expect that my e-retailer should be able to deliver within a day. Singapore is very small — it is just a matter of caring enough about the customer and doing your utmost.”
About SOSOON
Launched in December 2013, SOSOON is managed by Uitox Pte Ltd. SOSOON is an online shopping mall which provides reliable delivery within 24 hours in Singapore.
SOSOON currently offers more than 15,000 unique products in seven main categories, and will add groceries and books to its product range in the near future. It operates a 25,000 square foot warehouse near Changi Airport and has already undertaken to add another 12,500 square feet of warehousing space to meet growing demand.
About Uitox Pte Ltd
Uitox Pte Ltd in Singapore is a wholly owned subsidiary of Uitox Group in Taiwan. Mr Vincent Xie, an e-commerce veteran, founded Uitox Group with the vision to provide groundbreaking global e-commerce solutions.
Launched in November 2013, Uitox Taiwan or ASAP Lightning Shopping is the first e-commerce corporation in Taiwan with a 5-hour delivery guarantee in Taipei City and a 24-hour guarantee for the rest of Taiwan.
In China, Uitox launched the feiniu.com online shopping portal in early January 2014, in partnership with RT-Mart.
NOTES TO EDITOR
During this launch, SOSOON will be slashing prices on over 7,500 items by an additional 50% on top of existing promotions. Discounts will be separated into selected categories on a daily basis, from 28 Feb to 6 Mar. Shoppers who miss the daily deals, they can also catch these massive discounts during the grand finale launch promotion from 7-9 Mar.
PROMO: Prices slashed further from 50% to 75% off on more than 7,500 products
Daily change in product categories
2/28 1. Electrical Appliances
3/1 2. Table & Kitchenware and Cookware
3/2 3. Storage, Hardware and Cleaning
3/3 4. Personal Care and Skin Care
3/4 5. Sports and Exercise
3/5 6. Baby Needs
3/6 7. Fashion, Shoes and Accessories
3/7 -3/9 All Product Categories above

There will also be a draw to win S$100 in Shopping Credits. For more information, you can refer to our promo details on our website or Facebook page at http://goo.gl/zW5DyWm
To back up its promise during its official launch period, SOSOON will compensate its customers with a S$10 voucher for future purchases if it is unable to meet its promise to deliver within 24 hours. Newly registered users will also be given a S$10 credit voucher to spend as part of their first purchase.
For more information, please visit http://www.sosoon.com.sg
For media enquiries:
Daniel Yap
Right Hook Communications Pte Ltd
t: +65-8189-9587
e: daniel@righthook.com.sg
Robert Van Lith
General Manager
Uitox Pte Ltd
t: +65-6511-3351
e: robert@uitox.com
Source: Uitox Pte Ltd

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March 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm

John B. Veihmeyer Selected Global Chairman of KPMG

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — KPMG International today announced that John B. Veihmeyer has been selected by its board of directors as KPMG’s next Global Chairman, to succeed Michael Andrew who is retiring after serving as Global Chairman since May 2011.
John B. Veihmeyer
John B. Veihmeyer
Andrew has recently been diagnosed with a serious medical condition and will focus on his treatment and recovery while continuing his work as Co-Chair of the Australian B20 Working Group on Anti-Corruption.
Veihmeyer currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG’s U.S. firm, and will continue in those roles as Global Chairman. He received the unanimous support of the Board and his selection is expected to be ratified at the March meeting of senior partners from KPMG’s network of firms around the world. Veihmeyer will continue to be based in New York City.
Andrew said: “I congratulate John on being selected as the next KPMG Global Chairman. He is an outstanding leader, a good friend and has already made a significant contribution to KPMG in his leadership of the U.S. member firm. He is the ideal person to lead our network into this next important phase of our growth.”
“The opportunity to lead KPMG globally is a privilege and honor, and I look forward to working alongside our incredibly talented professionals from around the world,” said Veihmeyer, who began his career with KPMG. “My focus will be continuing to strengthen our global reputation for quality and professionalism, as well as our status as one of the world’s great places to work and build a career.”
Veihmeyer has served as Chairman and CEO of KPMG’s firm in the U.S. since 2010. He also currently serves as Chairman of KPMG’s Americas region, a position from which he will step down upon becoming Global Chairman. He is a member of KPMG’s global executive team, and has previously held numerous other leadership roles at KPMG, including as Deputy U.S. Chairman; managing partner of KPMG’s Washington, D.C. operations; and Global Head of Risk Management and Regulatory.
“On behalf of our board and all our professionals, I want to thank Michael Andrew for the enormous progress made under his leadership,” Veihmeyer said. “Michael’s understanding of the unique opportunities presented by emerging markets, demonstrated by his decision to base his office in Hong Kong, as well as his relentless focus on quality and integrity has helped position KPMG as a leader in an increasingly global and complex marketplace. We are indebted to him, and he has our best wishes as he focuses on his recovery.”
Veihmeyer is a recognized leader on the issues of diversity in the work force, education, and the critical role of ethics and integrity in business leadership. He has consistently been named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today magazine, and one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Corporate Governance by Directorship Magazine. In 2013, Mr. Veihmeyer was honored as “Responsible CEO of the Year” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. In 2011, he received the CEO Leadership Award from Diversity Best Practices for his commitment to diversity, and he has also been recognized for his work on KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL), a signature community outreach initiative dedicated to fighting childhood illiteracy. In its five-year history, KFFL has provided more than 2 million books to children in need and refurbished libraries around the U.S. Veihmeyer is also a member of the Business Roundtable and the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College Business Advisory Council. He serves on the Governing Board for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) and the board of the U.S.-India Business Council. He is currently Co-Chair of CEOs Against Cancer, and a Board member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) and the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF).
Veihmeyer is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and lives with his wife in Maryland. He has three grown children.
About KPMG
KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 155 countries and have more than 155,000 people working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. Each KPMG member firm is a distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.
B20
The B20 Coalition brings together business leaders from the G20 economies and advises on the views of more than 6.5 million small, medium and large companies. Australia is the current holder of the G20 Presidency.
Source: KPMG International

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