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Revolutionary Free Call App nanu on a Mission to End Phone Bills

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— nanu provides billions of people in cities, rural areas and developing markets with access to free calls on any network, even on 2G.

SINGAPORE, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s first completely free and truly mobile call app – nanu – launched today, with the aim of revolutionizing the telecom industry by offering free quality calls to everyone, everywhere.

Unlike conventional voice apps such as Skype and Viber that only work in high bandwidth 3G/4G/Wifi environments,nanu can be used on any network including 2G thus allowing it to provide quality calls where other apps cannot. As the majority of the world’s mobile phones still use 2G, this means billions of people in rural areas and developing markets will have access to free calls for the first time.

Furthermore, unlike conventional voice apps, nanu provides all calls completely for free, including calls to non nanuusers such as landlines. To do this, nanu inserts an unintrusive short advert to play over the ringtone while you are waiting for the call to be picked up. The revenue from the advert allows nanu to subsidize the cost of the call so you can make calls completely for free, even to landlines or mobile phones that don’t use nanu.

nanu believes that everyone around the world has the right to make free phone calls and is on a mission to end phone bills once and for all.

To join the mission, you just need to download nanu. Once installed, you can make unlimited calls to friends, family and anyone you want to call anywhere in the world who have also installed the app. You will also be given a limited number of free minutes to call non – nanu users and share the app with them.

The more people use nanu, the more free calls nanu can give away so that eventually, nanu aims to offer unlimited free calls anywhere, including to non – nanu users.

To kick-start the mission, from today, nanu is offering the first one million users, free unlimited nanu-to-nanu calls and also 15 free minutes of nanu to non – nanu calls across 73 global destinations.

nanu launches on Android, with the iPhone and other devices to follow very shortly. nanu will also be available for Mac and Windows.

To download nanu, go to: http://bit.ly/downloadnanu

For information on nanuwww.hellonanu.com

https://www.facebook.com/nanusocial

https://twitter.com/nanusocial

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Media Contacts

lars@hellonanu.com +65 – 3151 4760

deborah@hellonanu.com +65 – 6500 3024

heidi@hellonanu.com +65 – 6500 3074

About nanu

nanu is a revolutionary mobile call app that utilizes proprietary ultra low bandwidth VoIP technology and an advert sponsored free call business model to provide high quality free calls to everyone, everywhere, even on 2G.

www.hellonanu.com

About Gentay Communications

Gentay Communications is a mobile technology company based in Singapore.

Its founders Martin Nygate (CEO) and Daniel Nygate (CTO) are a father — son team who have a successful track record of providing technical solutions to the maritime industry, including low bandwidth VoIP.

Gentay Communications is passionate about its mission of providing free quality calls to everyone, everywhere.

www.gentaycom.com

Source: Gentay Communications

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August 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm

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RS Components announces appointment of Alex Tsui as Country Manager for Greater China and Korea

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BEIJING, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand ofElectrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced the key appointment of Alex Tsui as the Country Manager for Greater Chinaand Korea that supports the company’s ongoing strategy to become the distributor of choice to the engineering community in Greater China and Korea.

In his new role as Country Manager for Greater China and Korea, Alex’s focus will be on expanding the customer base, fuelling growth in eCommerce, as well as acquiring and developing corporate accounts in the Greater China and Korea markets. Prior to this, Alex was the Country/RegionManager for Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea since April 2012. Under his leadership, these markets exceeded sales targets and continue to experience healthy growth.

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About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP 1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://china.rs-online.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:
@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components  
http://www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

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Source: RS Components

Related stocks: LSE:ECM OTC-PINK:EENEY

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August 7, 2014 at 11:58 am

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American Capital Energy & Infrastructure’s Azura-Edo Power Project Receives $50 Million Financing Commitment from OPIC

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.  /PRNewswire/ — American Capital Energy & Infrastructure (“ACEI”) announced today that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has approved up to $50 million in direct financing to support construction and operation of the Azura-Edo power plant project near Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria.  The Azura-Edo power project is a 459MW open cycle gas turbine power station that begins construction in 2014 and represents the first phase of a potential 1,000MW power plant facility.

The announcement was made at a signing ceremony between ACEI CEO and co-founder, Paul Hanrahan, OPIC President and CEO, Elizabeth Littlefield, and the Managing Director of Azura Power Holdings, David Ladipo, onAugust 5 at the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC.  The three-day event welcomes nearly 50 leaders from across the African continent to further strengthen U.S. ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.  The Summit focuses on trade and investment in Africa and highlights U.S. commitment to Africa’s security, its economic and democratic development, and its people.

ACEI’s affiliate has committed to invest up to $130 million in Azura Power Holdings Ltd., the company responsible for developing the Azura-Edo power project, to fund both the first and second phases of the Azura-Edo power project as well as future acquisitions and greenfield projects in Nigeria.  In addition to OPIC and ACEI, the international team of debt and equity investors for the project include African and European infrastructure funds, development and commercial banks and the Edo State government.  The Azura-Edo power project is the first new project-financed independent power producer in Nigeria in over a decade.

“As the lead investor in Azura Power Holdings, we are excited to facilitate OPIC’s critical participation in the Azura Edo power project,” said Paul Hanrahan, CEO and co-founder of ACEI.  “It is relationships with OPIC and other development institutions that underpin ACEI’s strategy to create and grow power companies in high growth markets such as Africa, Asia and Latin America.”

“OPIC’s participation in this project is a prime example of how we mobilize private capital to support development in Africa and throughout the developing world,” said Elizabeth Littlefield, OPIC’s President and CEO.  “Chronic power shortfalls in Nigeria impede growth and development, and OPIC’s support to ACEI will help the Azura-Edo project move forward and contribute to Nigeria’s overall energy capacity, which will help foster crucial economic advancement there.”

David Ladipo, Managing Director of Azura Power Holdings, noted that: “The United States’ investment in the Azura project, represented by OPIC and American Capital, is complemented by the advisory support given to our public sector counterparts by United States Agency for International Development.  These three institutions have recognized the tremendous growth potential that exists in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry and they have acted on this insight with energy and alacrity.  We welcome their vision, their partnership spirit, and their audacity.”

“OPIC’s approval is another achievement for the Azura team, who, in conjunction with their Nigerian government counterparties, have worked tirelessly on the first greenfield independent power producer under PresidentGoodluck Jonathan’s power sector reform program,” said Lisa Pinsley, Director of Africa Investments, ACEI.  “The Azura-Edo power project’s suite of contracts are template-setting for the industry and will unlock a growth in the power sector above and beyond Azura’s first 459MW.”

ACEI is a partner of Power Africa, a U.S. Government initiative launched by President Obama that is focused on supporting economic growth and development in Africa by increasing clean and reliable access to electrical power.  As a partner of the initiative, ACEI is actively pursuing investments in African power companies to originate, develop, finance and operate regional energy infrastructure assets in West Africa, East Africa andSouthern Africa, which, over the next four years, could reach $800 million in total investment.

ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTURE
American Capital Energy & Infrastructure manages investments in global energy infrastructure assets, including power generation facilities, power distribution and transmission networks, energy transportation assets, fuel production opportunities and product and service companies focused on the power and energy sectors. ACEI is part of American Capital, Ltd.’s (Nasdaq: ACAS) (“American Capital”) asset management affiliate, American Capital Asset Management, LLC.  For further information, please refer to www.ACEI.com.

ABOUT AMERICAN CAPITAL
American Capital, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACAS) is a publicly traded private equity firm and global asset manager.  American Capital, both directly and through its asset management business, originates, underwrites and manages investments in middle market private equity, leveraged finance, real estate, energy and infrastructure and structured products.  American Capital manages $19 billion of assets, including assets on its balance sheet and fee earning assets under management by affiliated managers, with $84 billion of total assets under management (including levered assets).  Through an affiliate, American Capital manages publicly traded American Capital Agency Corp. (Nasdaq: AGNC), American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: MTGE) and American Capital Senior Floating, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACSF) with approximately $11 billion of aggregate net book value.  From its eight offices in the U.S. and Europe, American Capital and its affiliate, European Capital, will consider investment opportunities from $10 million to $750 million.  For further information, please refer towww.AmericanCapital.com.

ABOUT OPIC
OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guaranties, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.

Established as an agency of the U.S. Government in 1971, OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 160 countries worldwide. To date, OPIC has supported more than $200 billion of investment in over 4,000 projects, generated an estimated $76 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 278,000 American jobs.

ABOUT AZURA POWER HOLDINGS LTD.
Azura is a world-class power development company that was created to focus on the development, construction, acquisition and operation of power generation facilities in Nigeria and over time, West Africa.  Azura utilizes its project development and financing skills, in addition to the capital and expertise of its founder Amaya and its investor American Capital Energy & Infrastructure, to develop and acquire large scale gas-fired Independent Power Plants in Nigeria.  For further information, please refer to www.azurawa.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. The statements regarding expected results of American Capital Energy & Infrastructure and its affiliates are subject to various factors and uncertainties, including the uncertainties associated with the timing of transaction closings, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, changes in regional, national or international economic conditions, or changes in the conditions of the industries in which American Capital Energy & Infrastructure has made investments.

Contact:
+1-443-214-7070
Paul Hanrahan, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Santoroski, Managing Director
Lisa Pinsley, Director, Africa Investments

Source: American Capital Energy & Infrastructure

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August 7, 2014 at 11:55 am

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Shared Services for Charities Limited Selects ACL GRC to Streamline Internal Audit Processes

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — ACLtoday announced that Shared Services for Charities Limited (SSC), a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides cost-effective professional services in the fields of independent review, policies and procedures documentation, and internal audit services for charities, has chosenACL™ GRC in an effort to improve productivity.Cloud-based ACL GRC will enable SSC to streamline preparation of internal audit workpapers, implement an automatic tracking process, provide mobile access to reports, and securely archive all work.

Registered in Singapore, SSC turned to ACL to create a uniform and mobile internal auditing practice for its unique matrix of rotating auditors, many ofwhom serve on a volunteer basis. As a non-profit organization, SSC is motivated to do more with fewer resources. A steady increase in volume, combined with office-space constraints, has created challenges related to its use of manual processes, including spreadsheets, email, shared drives, and physical filing of workpapers.

In order to ensure data security, while allowing for a more mobile and up-to-date workflow, the organization was in search of a solution that would automate internal audit processes and modernize its overall approach. A secure, centrally accessible cloud-basedaudit management software solution was key to achieving these goals.

“Many of our auditors rotate in and out of different charities and are often producing reports on the go,” saidLilian Tay, Executive Director of SSC. “We needed a system that would create consistent reporting among our auditors, house all documentation in one place, and provide easy access in the cloud, regardless of a volunteer’s location.”

SSC strives to partner with charitable organizations to achieve better governance and organizational excellence, enabling them to focus on service delivery to their beneficiaries, while preserving the goodwill of the community.

“Charitable organizations are faced with high demands, but must meet these standards while operating within much more stringent budget constraints than many for-profit enterprises,” saidRoss Paul, VP of Global Operations at ACL. “ACL GRC will allow SSC to focus on continuing to provide its quality services to charities and let the technology do the heavy lifting.”

To learn more about ACL GRC, visit www.acl.com/solutions/products/acl-grc/ .

Supporting Resources:

* For the latest news and views on audit, governance, risk management, compliance, and fraud, visit:www.acl.com/blog * Follow ACL on Twitter: @ACLServices * Join ACL on LinkedIn:www.acl.com/LinkedIn * Like ACL on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ACLServices About ACLACL delivers software solutions that are transforming audit, compliance, and risk management to give organizations unprecedented control over their business.www.acl.com

© 2014 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.

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August 7, 2014 at 11:52 am

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Iconic Watch Brand Timex Introduces Innovative Smartwatch

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— TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ Offers Stand-Alone Connectivity without a Phone; Developed in Close Collaboration with Qualcomm and AT&T

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. /PRNewswire/ — Timex, the iconic leader in outdoor and sports performance timepieces and the first authentic watch brand to enter the smartwatch space, has reached yet another milestone with the introduction of the TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+, offering consumers stand-alone wireless connectivity without a phone.

Timex is simplifying the wearable technology experience for all users, as TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ gives consumers the freedom to remain connected during any activity while leaving their phones and music devices behind.

Providing new solutions for fitness activities and for any other instance when carrying a phone is not ideal, TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ includes a series of game-changing features, including:

  • Stand-alone wireless connectivity without a phone
  • Email-based messaging capabilities
  • Tracking capabilities that communicate the user’s location to friends and family anytime, anywhere
  • Custom-built “Find Me Mode” safety solution, which allows users to send an alert with exact location in case of an emergency
  • Ability to track speed, distance and pace in real-time and instantaneously share performance metrics through your favorite social media and online fitness platforms
  • Water resistance up to 50 meters, an essential feature for water exposure, training in the rain or swimming
  • Built-in MP3 component  with 4 GB of memory to play music via a Bluetooth headset
  • Always-on, sunlight-readable, high-resolution touch display
  • One year of data connectivity by AT&T included for U.S. and Canadian subscribers

TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ has been developed in close collaboration with Qualcomm Connected Experiences, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, a leader in mobile technology, and leading mobile service provider AT&T. Products from several Qualcomm companies and AT&T were used to provide mobility, connectivity and display technologies to create game-changing features.

“The introduction of the TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ smartwatch represents an exciting opportunity for Timex in the smartwatch category, as we build upon the rich, authentic tradition of the Timex brand, as well as our 160 year heritage,” said Anette S. Olsen, Chairman of Timex Group. “For nearly three decades, TIMEX® IRONMAN® has provided athletes with innovative solutions to enhance their training experiences. Our collaboration with industry stalwarts Qualcomm and AT&T has enabled us to introduce the first smartwatch that offers stand-alone wireless connectivity without a phone and has great appeal to a broad range of fitness enthusiasts as well as tech-savvy individuals and those who simply wish to make a statement.”

Since its inception, Timex has revolutionized the watch industry by bringing affordable, fashionable, reliable and technologically-advanced timepieces to consumers. The brand is recognized for its timeless and classic watches and for introducing new technologies, particularly in the sports timing and performance segment.

“Wearables, including smartwatches, is an emerging category that holds significant promise for Qualcomm, and we are very pleased to have worked with Timex and AT&T on the development of the IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ sports watch and delivery platform,” said Derek Aberle, President of Qualcomm Incorporated. “The watch combines the human wrist ergonomics expertise of Timex with proven Qualcomm technologies and will provide fitness enthusiasts with a truly unparalleled design and connected experience.”

“Wearable devices like smartwatches can deliver so much more value for customers when they are fully connected,” said Glenn Lurie, president of Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, AT&T Mobility. “TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ is a perfect illustration. It gives the user a simplified yet robust experience he or she needs during and after a workout without having to rely on a smartphone.”

TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ is powered by a cloud-based service delivery platform managed by Synchronoss, which is also leading the development of the product’s mobile application and web portal.

“With the pioneering TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+, Timex is at the forefront of connected devices, where innovation occurs at the intersection of product and user interface,” said Nick Lazzaro, EVP & President, Emerging Markets, Synchronoss. “That’s why we’re proud to develop cloud-based solutions that will provide users with a powerful, yet intuitive, interface for monitoring performance, health and fitness goals.”

The introduction of the TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ smartwatch marks a further expansion of the iconic TIMEX® IRONMAN® portfolio, which includes the following products launched in 2014: TIMEX® IRONMAN® Movex20, TIMEX® IRONMAN® Runx20 GPS and TIMEX® IRONMAN® Run x50+.

The TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+ will be available for purchase this fall at timex.com, att.com, AT&T stores, select sports specialty and electronic stores. Pre-order is now available on timex.com at $399.95.

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About the Timex Group:
Timex Group designs, manufactures and markets innovative timepieces globally. Founded in 1854, Timex is part of Timex Group, a privately-held company with multiple brands and over 5,000 employees worldwide.

About Qualcomm
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

Qualcomm is trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.  It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/aboutus or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/att and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/att.

About Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCR) is the mobile innovation leader that provides cloud solutions and software-based activation for connected devices across the globe. The company’s proven and scalable technology solutions allow customers to connect, synchronize and activate connected devices and services that empower enterprises and consumers to live in a connected world. For more information visit us at:www.synchronoss.com

Source: Timex Group

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August 7, 2014 at 11:38 am

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blur Group Signs First Alliance Partner in Asia

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-Compass Offices Increases Value to Asia Pac SME Community Via Global Services Exchange

EXETER, United Kingdom /PRNewswire/ — blur Group, the s-commerce company, today announces its first Global Alliance Partner in Asia;  Hong Kong based Compass Offices, the fastest-growing premium serviced offices in the region, houses thousands of businesses across Asia.

The deal will drive referrals from SMEs and business communities across the globe to both Compass Offices and blur Group and incorporates several joint marketing strategies.  The partnership brings together all the clients in the Compass Offices network with over 50,000 users of blur Group’s Global Services Exchange.

“We’re seeing extraordinary growth across Asia Pac and this looks set to continue with innovative partners like Compass,” said Gerry Gross, Chief Commercial Officer at blur Group.  “The geography of the region means that companies here are often limited to local marketing or technology service providers if they want to avoid expensive travel costs.  The success of Compass’s rapidly expanding Asian footprint makes them a great partner to help us reach forward thinking organizations.”

“Our business extends beyond serviced offices and meeting rooms to include ongoing support to businesses expanding overseas,” says David Smalley, Partnerships Manager at Compass Offices.  “Sourcing vendors can be a lengthy process and we see blur’s platform as a great way to help clients work with external suppliers from all over the world, and not just in their new market.”

For further information contact:

Ruth Speakman,
Global Head of Communications, blur Group
ruth@blurgroup.com
+44 (0)7795 011678

About blur Group (LSE:BLUR)

blur Group operates the market leading, cloud-based platform for s-commerce used by over 50,000 businesses who have submitted over $250m of projects to date.

About Compass Offices

Compass Offices is Asia’s leading workspace provider with products and services that range from Serviced Offices to Virtual Offices, Meeting Spaces and Video Conferencing facilities. Committed to providing clients with the best standards of service and facility infrastructure, Compass Offices’ business centres give access to workspaces that allow companies to focus on their core business.  For more information, please visitwww.compassoffices.com

 

 

Source: blur Group

Related stocks: LSE:BLUR

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August 7, 2014 at 10:17 am

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Radisson Blu Launches new blog, encourages consumers to Share Travel Insights

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-Blog Readers Can Enter to Win One of 300 Free Room Nights at the Radisson Blu Hotel of Their Choice

SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Radisson Blu®, one of the world’s leading hotel brands, today announced the launch of its newly designed ‘travel magazine style’ blog and an innovative way for like-minded travelers to share tips and knowledge about the destinations that surround their hotels.

In a contest entitled Social Eyes, running August 4 through August 31, travelers are invited to share an insider travel tip about one of the destinations in which Radisson Blu hotels are located. In an exchange for specialist travel knowledge, the global hotel brand is opening its doors to the social community. The best tips each week during the contest will win a free room night at any Radisson Blu hotel of their choice worldwide.

The new Radisson Blu blog has been designed to look and feel like a travel magazine – filled with inspirational and useful tips gathered about the areas that surround Radisson Blu hotels worldwide – and the Social Eyes contest is aimed at building an even larger cache of travel secrets. By encouraging participants to share the best things they’ve found from their personal travels that go beyond the usual “must see” lists, the brand seeks to uncover information like how to locate the best viewpoint, discover a hidden café, enjoy a secret garden, or interesting ways to experience a city.

“There’s a real art to traveling well and even the most seasoned voyager looks to local people for tips to make a trip something special. We want our new blog to become a trusted source for travel insights,” said Rose Anderson, vice president, Branding, Radisson Blu. “We recognize that knowledge is a powerful currency and as such want to be able to reward the sharing of the top insights with a free night at one of our hotels.”

With over 275 hotels, Radisson Blu flagship properties can be found in prime locations, including major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations around the world including: Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok, Radisson Blu New Delhi Paschim Vihar in India, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney and Radisson Blu Shanghai New World.

To participate in the Social Eyes contest, consumers are encouraged to share their insider knowledge by uploading their tips at blog.radissonblu.com/social-eyes and entering to win one of 300 free room nights at any Radisson Blu hotel of their choice worldwide.

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About Radisson Blu®

Radisson Blu® is one of the world’s leading brands with more than 275 hotels in operation in 62 countries. The brand’s vibrant, contemporary and engaging hospitality is characterized by a unique Yes I Can!SM service philosophy, and all of its first class hotels offer a range of signature features that are empathetic to the challenges of modern travel, including the 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Distinguished the world over as the brand withHOTELS DESIGNED TO SAY YES!TM, Radisson Blu offers a vivid visual celebration of leading-edge style where the delight is in the detail.  Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.

Radisson Blu is part of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group portfolio which also includes Quorvus Collection, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. For reservations and more information visit, www.radissonblu.com or the brand’s newsroom.

About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes more than 1,340 hotels in operation and under development with a footprint spanning over 105 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. Carlson Rezidor plans to grow its portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club Carlson, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor and its brands employ 88,000 people.

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.
www.carlsonrezidor.com

Contacts:

Ben Gardeen, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group | +1 (763) 212-8129 | bgardeen@carlsonrezidor.com
Tracy Lui, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group I +65 9839 4095 I tlui@carlsonrezidor.com

Source: Radisson Blu

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August 7, 2014 at 10:10 am

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