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RS Components Enters Agreement with Adapteva to Deliver One of the World’s Most Energy-Efficient Open-Source Computing Platforms to Customers Globally

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-Innovative Parallella board provides powerful, high-performance embedded computing capability in a compact, affordable, energy-efficient package

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has signed a significant distribution agreement with Adapteva, producer of the innovative Epiphany multicore coprocessor and developer of the popular Parallella-16 board.

RS262 - Parallella board
RS262 – Parallella board


The partnership will bring the Parallella board directly to customers in Europe and Asia, which comprise almost 50% of the Parallella community, and will enable quicker, easier access to this energy-efficient technology.

Parallella was introduced to the industry through a highly successful Kickstarter crowdsourcing campaign with the objective of democratising access to supercomputing. The open-source project now has thousands of users around the globe in one of the industry’s most active programming communities. The open-source single board computer includes the Epiphany III 16 core co-processor on the board alongside the Xilinx Zynq Z7000 dual core ARM processor. The credit card sized device can be used as a development platform, embedded engine, teaching platform or research tool and is easily scalable by clustering boards to create a mini-supercomputer for advanced parallel computing applications.

“As a leading electronics distributor, RS has the experience and reach to provide wider access to the Parallella board around the globe,” said Jonathan Boxall, Global Head of Semiconductors at RS Components. “We are energised by the initial success of Adapteva and are committed to help expand the success to a much broader range of users via our worldwide network.”

“Adapteva is changing the way that people do computing as traditional approaches are nearing the end of their power efficiency,” said Andrea Olofsson, CEO and Founder of Adapteva. “Parallella puts new capabilities in the hands of the novice and the expert. We are making parallel programming an everyday, low cost, accessible technology.”

The Parallella board is available in three models and can be purchased from RS for same-day despatch from the company’s global distribution centres.

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 GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

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September 30, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Distinct Winners to the 2nd Hong Kong Public Relations Awards 2014 Announced

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HONG KONG, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — To showcase the best practices and appraise the professional standards of public relations in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals’ Association (PRPA) announced yesterday the results of The 2nd Hong Kong Public Relations Awards 2014.

Received overwhelming responses and tremendous support from the industry, the 2nd HK Public Relations Awards 2014 honoured 21 awards winners at the Award Presentation Ceremony, Hong Kong Tourism Board won The “Grand Award of Excellence”.

Granted on PR Campaign and Individual Award basis, the HK PR Awards 2014 recognises excellent PR campaigns and PR professionals of outstanding performances. Dr John Chan, Chairperson of the Organising Committee of the HK PR Awards 2014 said, “The Awards winners have set good role models for professionalism and best practices in public relations. I sincerely hope that the Awards will continue to be a significant event for the Association and the industry and provide a valuable platform for best practice sharing.”

Speaking at the Award Ceremony, Mr Matthew Leung , Acting Director of Government Information Services said, “The new media are changing the PR world. The fact that they are expanding their role in local politics means that we have to make more visible and innovative efforts to articulate government messages in the digital domains.”

The winners were selected in a conscientious process. Formed by 14 veteran professionals from business, academic, media and public relations sectors, the Judging Panel selected the winning entries with careful scoring process. “We received over 60 entries. The entrants came from a diversity of companies and organisations from different sectors and industries,” said Professor Paul Lee, the Chief Judge of the Panel. “The entry cases covered a wide scope of public relations and all the campaigns were well-planned and executed, demonstrating a high standard of professionalism. It was indeed difficult for the judges to choose the winners.”

Firstly launched in 2010, the HK PR Awards is organised by the Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals’ Association (PRPA), with an aim to give due recognition to organisations, teams and individual public relations practitioners who have planned and executed excellent and highly effective public relations campaigns that have contributed to the success of the organisations that they serve. The Awards this year received extraordinary support from more than 20 organisations and individuals for their sponsorships, 8 supporting organisations and 2 media partners.

Gold and Silver Awards for six PR Campaign awards categories, namely Reputation Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Stakeholder Communications, Integrated Marketing Communications, New Media Communications and Event Management, were presented. A Grand Award of Excellence was presented to the overall winner among the Gold Awards, and a Most Creative Campaign Award was also presented to the entry that demonstrated the highest creativity in its communication strategies, tactics and execution. Moreover, two individual awards — Distinguished Professional of the Year and Young Professional of the Year — were presented to outstanding practitioners. The results of the awards are as follows:

Results of the Hong Kong Public Relations Awards 2014

Winning Campaign

Reputation Management

The Hongkong Electric Co. Ltd
From Sorrow to Support-

Handling the Lamma Tragedy

Construction Industry Council
It Works Because I Work

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Mystic Makeover. How Hong Kong Disneyland Won Back Stakeholders’ Trust

Corporate Social Responsibility

New World Development Company Limited
New World Springboard

DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
DBS Social Enterprise Campaign

NWS Holdings Limited
Young Ambassadors for Geoconservation Training Programme

Stakeholder Communications

The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd.

BlueCurrent Group
I am Janssen. I am Integrity.

Vitasoy International Holdings Limited
Case Study on Stakeholder Communications – Group CEO Succession and Transition

Integrated Marketing Communications


Hong Kong Tourism Board
Hold My Hand in Hong Kong

DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
DBS Hong Kong Branding Campaign

Ketchum Hong Kong
Project Live Your Life, American Eagle Outfitters

New Media Communications


Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Breakthrough the Halloween

Celebration of Hong Kong Disneyland

Event Management

The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd.

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Ltd
Night Explorer

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Ltd
360 Jump Rope Spectacular

Grand Award of Excellence
Hong Kong Tourism Board: Hold My Hand in Hong Kong

Most Creative Campaign Award
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort: Mystic Makeover, How Hong Kong Disneyland Won Back Stakeholders’ Trust
Hong Kong Tourism Board: Hold My Hand in Hong Kong

Distinguished Professional of the Year
Ms. Clara SHEK, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Ltd.

Young Professional of the Year
Mr. Ray LAM, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Ltd.

Judging Panel

Prof Paul LEE (Chief Judge)
– Dean, Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

– Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Philip CHEN
– Managing Director, Hang Lung Properties Limited

Mr Walter CHEUNG
– Head of Communications and Corporate Sustainability, Hang Seng Bank

Prof Yi-Hui Christine HUANG,
– Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Mr Peter KWAN
– Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong

– Treasurer, Executive Committee, Journalism Education Foundation

Mrs Grace LAM
– Vice President,Public & Government Affairs – Hong Kong & Southern China, ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited

Ms Vivian LAU
– Chief Executive Officer, Junior Achievement Hong Kong

Mr Chris LIU
– Director of Corporate Communications, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

– Former Vice President – Public Affairs, Hong Kong Disneyland

Ms Winnie NG
– Founder and Deputy Chairman , RoadShow Holdings Limited

Ms. Clara SHEK
– Managing Director, Ogilvy Public Relations

Mr. Anthony WU
– National Standing Committee member, CPPCC

Mr. Chris YEUNG
– Vice Chairman, Hong Kong News Executives’ Association

Mr George YUEN,
– Independent Non-executive Director, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited

Organising Committee for The 2nd Hong Kong Public Relations Awards (2014)


Vice Chairpersons
Mrs Grace LAM
Professor Paul S N LEE

Dr Linda TSUI

Deputy Secretary-General
Ms Eppie TAM

Ms Pamela LEUNG

Award Management Sub-committee
Ms Cecilia KO (Chief Convenor)
Ms Angela LAI (Convenor)

Sponsorship Sub-committee
Ms Germaine LUI (Chief Convenor)
Ms Elaine CHAN (Convenor)

Publicity and Promotion Sub-committee
Ms Ruby WAN (Chief Convenor)
Ms Trish YAN (Convenor)

Award Presentation Ceremony and
Gala Dinner Sub-committee
Ms Stella LUNG (Chief Convenor)
Ms Annie WAN (Convenor)

Hong Kong Productivity Council

Work Group members:
Mr Calvin CHAN, Ms Angel CHUNG, Mr Patrick HA, Ms Queenie MAK, Ms Elin WONG

About PRPA

Established on May 1, 1995, the Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals’ Association Limited (“PRPA”) is an independent body comprising public relations practitioners in Hong Kong. Its founding members include public relations professionals from the commercial and public sectors in Hong Kong, either working in-house or in consultancies. Since its inception, the Association has been actively promoting public relations as a profession and providing regular meetings and forums to exchange views and share experience. It is the belief of PRPA that public relations will play an increasingly significant role in an organization as well as the development of Hong Kong’s economy.

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September 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm

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Countdown to the Important Hong Kong Sourcing Shows

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HONG KONG, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Opening in October, both MEGA SHOW Part 1 and 2 are on target to present over 5254 exhibition stands with 3872 suppliers from 34 countries during the seven important sourcing days for international trade buyers between October 20 -23 and October 27-29 , 2014.

These two long-established trade shows are the defining and premier Hong Kong-based sourcing events and have become the annual diary dates for over 57,000 global buyers of gifts, housewares, premiums and toys. They are the only two industry events to present the broadest and most comprehensive range of global products manufactured in Asia for export markets every October.

NEW in 2014

MEGA SHOW Part 1 and MEGA SHOW Part 2 have undergone a significant, customer-driven reorganisation and the diverse merchandise mix has been classified into merchandise series, each in a clearly defined location and providing buyers with ease of navigation around the show venue, during the seven show days.

There are 8 product series in MEGA SHOW Part 1 from Monday 20 October to Wednesday 23 October:

There are 4 product series in MEGA SHOW Part 2 from Monday 27 October to Wednesday 29 October:

The shows this year include an increase in the number of eco-friendly suppliers with a wider choice of “green” products, a dedicated zone in MEGA SHOW Part 1 for KITCHEN AND DINING as well as BABY AND NURSERY and country pavilions from BANGLADESH, MAINLAND CHINA, INDIA, INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, SOUTH KOREA, TAIWAN, THAILAND, THE PHILIPPINES, VIETNAM AND THE UNITED KINGDOM.

Over 879 new companies from all over Asia and abroad are exhibiting this season with MEGA SHOW as their exclusive Hong Kong sales platform, providing trade buyers with the opportunity to meet not only with familiar export faces but to source from new producers and trade with worldwide companies in Hong Kong, the centre of GLOBAL SOURCING.


Mega Expo (Hong Kong) Limited


Mr. Ben Wong
Tel : + 852 3588 9688

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September 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm

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SIR-Spheres(R) y-90 Resin Microspheres Recommended in New European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Clinical Guidelines for Treating Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC)

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BONN, Germany /PRNewswire/ — Newly published European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) clinical guidelines for the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) endorse radioembolisation, specifically with Yttrium-90 resin microspheres, as a clinically proven technology to “prolong time to liver tumour progression” in mCRC patients who have failed to respond to available chemotherapy options.

SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres, the lead product of Sirtex Medical Limited, is the only product used for radioembolisation or Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) that is recommended in the new ESMO guidelines.

The new guidelines, authored on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Working Group by Professors Eric Van Cutsem (Leuven, Belgium), Andres Cervantes (Valencia, Spain), Bernard Nordlinger (Paris, France) and Dirk Arnold(Freiberg, Germany) were published online in a 4 September 2014 supplement to the Annals of Oncology.[1]

“We are very pleased that the authors of major international clinical guidelines in the treatment of mCRC have singled out radioembolisation, and particularly our unique product, SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres, as an appropriate treatment for patients with colorectal liver metastases that have failed to respond to chemotherapy,” said Nigel Lange, CEO of Sirtex Medical Europe GmbH.  “We believe the new ESMO clinical guidelines will have an immediate effect on improving patient access to SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres across Europe.”

As clinical evidence for the new ESMO recommendation, the authors cited a multi-centre randomised controlled study conducted by Professor Alain Hendlisz (Brussels, Belgium) and colleagues.  The Hendlisz study was a “Phase III trial comparing intravenous fluorouracil infusion with yttrium-90 resin microspheres for liver-limited metastatic colorectal cancer refractory to standard chemotherapy.”[2]

In April 2013, Sirtex announced that it had completed recruitment of patients for SIRFLOX, a 500-patient randomised clinical study that compares the use of SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres in combination with standard chemotherapy to standard chemotherapy alone in the treatment of patients recently diagnosed with inoperable mCRC, which is much earlier in the treatment paradigm.  Data from SIRFLOX are expected in 2015.

About Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

The new ESMO clinical guidelines state that 447,000 cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) are reported annually inEurope, and 215,000 European patients die from the disease each year.  It is the second most-common cancer among both men and women.  When CRC spreads, or metastasises, to other parts of the patient’s body it becomes mCRC, which is the subject of the new ESMO guidelines.

Of critical importance, one-fourth (25%) of all patients who are newly diagnosed with cancer in their bowels already have mCRC at the time of their diagnosis.  One-half (50%) of all colorectal cancer patients will eventually suffer from mCRC. The liver is generally the first and most frequent site of these metastases, which is why the multidisciplinary cancer teams that ESMO recommends to direct the management of mCRC increasingly use combinations of systemic and local treatments, such as liver-directed radioembolisation with SIR-Spheres Y-90resin microspheres to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

About SIR-Spheres Y-90 Resin Microspheres

SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres are used to deliver SIRT (also known as radioembolisation), a proven technology for inoperable liver tumours that delivers substantial, targeted doses of radiation directly to the cancer.  In a minimally invasive treatment, millions of SIR-Spheres microspheres are infused via a catheter into the liver where they selectively target liver tumours with a dose of internal radiation up to 40 times higher than conventional radiotherapy, while sparing the adjacent healthy liver tissue.

Manufactured by Sirtex Medical Limited, SIR-Spheres microspheres are approved for the treatment of liver tumours that are unable to be removed through surgery in Australia, the European Union (CE Mark), Argentina (ANMAT),Brazil, Switzerland, Turkey and several other countries in Asia such as India, Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

SIR-Spheres microspheres also have a full Pre-Market Approval (PMA) by the FDA and are indicated in the United States for the treatment of non-resectable metastatic liver tumours from primary colorectal cancer in combination with intra-hepatic artery chemotherapy using floxuridine.  Additionally, SIR-Spheres microspheres are supplied in countries such as Israel, New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.

Available at more than 700 treatment centres, over 45,000 doses of SIR-Spheres microspheres have been supplied worldwide.

®SIR-Spheres is a registered trademark of Sirtex SIR-Spheres Pty Ltd.


1.    Van Cutsem E, Cervantes A, Nordlinger B, Arnold D on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Working Group.  Metastatic colorectal cancer: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.  Ann Oncol2014; 25 (Suppl 3): iii1-iii9.

2.    Hendlisz A, Van den Eynde M, Peeters M et al.  Phase III trial comparing protracted intravenous fluorouracil infusion alone or with yttrium-90 resin microspheres radioembolization for liver-limited metastatic colorectal cancer refractory to standard chemotherapy.  J Clin Oncol 2010; 28: 3687-3694.


Resource: Sirtex Medical Europe

Source: Sirtex Medical Europe

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September 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm

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IWC Adds a Sparkle to the Wrist

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SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland /PRNewswire/ — New Portofino Midsize watches complement the Portofino collection from IWC Schaffhausen

IWC Schaffhausen is proud to present its 2014 Portofino Midsize collection. The Portofino collection from IWC has been an expression of understatement and good taste for 30 years. Thanks to its purist, timeless design, the watch family has established itself as one of our company’s most successful families and is equally popular with both men and women. The new watches now make the Portofino line also attractive to watch lovers who prefer a slightly smaller timepiece.

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To mark the launch of the Portofino Midsize collection, celebrated photographer Peter Lindbergh created an impressive series of exclusive pictures, featuring well-known celebrities Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Zhou Xun,Ewan McGregor and Christoph Waltz as well as the models Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova in the picturesque Italian harbour town of Portofino. It is the second time Lindbergh has created a shoot for IWC Schaffhausen to promote the Portofino, and he has once more managed to brilliantly convey in his work the spirit of timeless elegance that the town embodies. The exclusive collection of photographs will travel the world as an exhibition entitled “Timeless Portofino”. Stops are the IWC Portofino Midsize Launch Events scheduled for the Zurich Film Festival, the Watches & Wonders watch fair in Hong Kong, the London Film Festival, the Art Basel in Miami and an exclusive occasion in Dubai.

Portofino Press Lounge

To explore the world of the Portofino Midsize watches from IWC Schaffhausen and to learn all about the Portofino photo shoot by Peter Lindbergh, please visit:

All press material can be downloaded free of charge and used for editorial purposes.

IWC Press Contact

For further information, kindly send us an e-mail to or call us at +41-(0)52-635-65-65.

Best regards,

IWC Schaffhausen

IWC Schaffhausen

With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design. As an ecologically and socially responsible company, IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions around the globe in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organizations dedicated to climate and environmental protection.

Source: IWC Schaffhausen

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September 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm

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Mademoiselle Pauline Ducruet, Member of the Monaco Princely Family, Becomes Lancaster’s New Ambassadress in Asia

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PARIS /PRNewswire/ — Lancaster, the skin and sun care brand, is honoured to announce that Mademoiselle Pauline Ducruet, member of the Monaco Princely Family, will be the new face of its campaigns inAsia. An undeniable beauty, elegant and refined, the daughter of Princess Stephanie of Monaco and granddaughter of Princess Grace, Mademoiselle Pauline Ducruet naturally caught Lancaster’s attention to become its new ambassadress.

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Founded in Monaco in 1946, the Lancaster Laboratories have always been very much attached to their roots and history. From the 1970s, the brand paid homage to its origins with the launch of the “Ligne Princiere”, inspired byPrincess Grace. On this occasion, Lancaster became the “Patented Purveyor to Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco“. Still based in Monaco, Lancaster Research continues to draw inspiration from its prestigious heritage and is today writing a new page in its story with this distinguished collaboration.

By becoming the ambassadress for Lancaster skin and sun care in Asia, Pauline is revealing a new facet of her personality, reflecting the brand’s values on this key beauty market.

“I am very honoured to represent Lancaster. Since I was a child, I have always heard Lancaster spoken of as a prestigious brand and I am proud to have been chosen to become its new ambassadress,” confides Mademoiselle Pauline Ducruet.

“We immediately thought of Pauline to represent Lancaster in Asia, where we have great ambitions. Her charm, luminous beauty and modern attitude make her the perfect ambassadress and a real source of inspiration for our Asian customers,” states Sophie Martin-Teillard, Marketing Vice President Lancaster.

The communication campaign will begin in January 2015.

About Coty Inc.

Coty is a leading global beauty company with net revenues of $4.6 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is a pure play beauty company with a portfolio of well-known fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Coty’s product offerings include such global brands as adidas, Calvin Klein, Chloe, Davidoff, Marc Jacobs, OPI, philosophy, Playboy, Rimmel and Sally Hansen.

Source: Lancaster

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September 30, 2014 at 12:11 pm

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American Capital Energy & Infrastructure’s Platform Company, BMR Energy, Receives Final Power Purchase Agreement for Project with Jamaica Public Service Company Limited

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ANNAPOLIS, Maryland /PRNewswire/ — American Capital Energy & Infrastructure (“ACEI”) announced today that its platform company, BMR Energy, LLC (“BMR Energy”), has completed a key milestone in the development of its 36 MW wind generation project in St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica.

On September 18 at a ceremony in Kingston, Jamaica, BMR Energy executed the final power purchase agreement with the electric utility Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (“JPS”) for the purchase of 100% of the output of the project for 20 years.  At the same ceremony BMR Energy was presented with its Electricity Supply License byPhilip Paulwell the honorable Minister of Energy, Science, Technology and Mining of Jamaica.

BMR Energy had previously executed a long term lease for the land needed for the project with the National Land Agency (“NLA”) of Jamaica and had received all environmental permits needed to construct and operate the project from the National Environment and Planning Agency (“NEPA”) of Jamaica.

With receipt of these key documents, BMR Energy will work to rapidly finalize and close on its financing arrangements with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”) and International Finance Corporation (“IFC”).  BMR Energy expects to begin construction of the project in the fall of this year and achieve commercial operation in late 2015.

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

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 $83 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 total 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 to

Headquartered in New York City, BMR Energy, LLC was founded in 2013 to focus on acquiring, developing, owning and operating power and energy related assets in the Caribbean and Central America.  The BMR team brings more than 60 years of combined international energy infrastructure development and operational experience.

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: (443) 214-7070
Paul Hanrahan, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Santoroski, Managing Director

Source: American Capital Energy & Infrastructure

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September 30, 2014 at 12:03 pm

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Largest Telecom in South America Selects Chatsworth Products Server Cabinets for New Data Center

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— Passive Cooling® Technology Helps Company Achieve LEED Gold Status

MEXICO CITY /PRNewswire/ — Telefonica Vivo, the largest integrated telecom in South America, provides services to more than 100 million clients in Brazil. When it became necessary to consolidate seven data centers into one facility, Vivo trusted Chatsworth Products (CPI) to provide a solution that would not only help sustain the network, but make it the most energy-efficient data center in South America.

The challenge was to build a data center that could sustain all of the company’s prepay and contract mobile segment for the next 10 years, while adhering to the company’s strict commitment to sustainability and efficiency in all operational aspects. One key component in achieving this would be a server cabinet that could provide reliable equipment support and the best airflow management capabilities possible.

Silvio Mendonca, Vivo’s data center manager, knew the company’s servers were becoming denser and that heat distribution, especially in high-density spots, would be a huge challenge.

To resolve this issue, Mendonca chose CPI’s GF-Series GlobalFrame® Cabinet System with Vertical Exhaust Ducts, a combination that supports high-density applications using CPI Passive Cooling® Solutions to isolate and redirect hot exhaust air out of the room.

“We studied a lot of options. Every company offered cabinets with Vertical Exhaust Ducts, but none of them was able to show the CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis that we requested, except for CPI,” Mendonca said.

The outstanding results Vivo achieved using CPI Passive Cooling helped make Telefonica’s data center the country’s first data center to achieve LEED Gold Certification and Tier III status for design and construction.

“We measure our data center today, and it’s more efficient than what the CFD said. The PUE on the CFD was 1.7 and in use it’s 1.5, which is very impressive in Brazil’s standards. The combination of everything we did in the data center gave us points toward the LEED certification process,” Mendonca stated. “CPI proved that this rack is THE rack that we needed.”

To read the full case study, visit CPI’s website.

About Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) is a global provider of quality voice and data solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment, providing innovation, configurability and value. CPI operates global offices within the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and China, as well as manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia.

For more information about CPI, visit

CPI does not accept liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change information and descriptions of listed services and products.

©2014 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Chatsworth Products, CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, eConnect, MegaFrame, Saf-T-Grip, Seismic Frame, SlimFrame, TeraFrame, GlobalFrame, Cube-iT Plus, Evolution, OnTrac, QuadraRack and Velocity are federally registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products. Simply Efficient is a trademark of Chatsworth Products. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

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September 30, 2014 at 11:58 am

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Fashion Hunting at Terminal Stations that Boast Some of the World’s Largest Numbers of Passengers in Transit

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TOKYO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — One experience that visitors to Tokyo are sure to enjoy is shopping in department stores and buildings full of fashion boutiques that gather all of the trendiest fashions of the season together in one place. Just looking at the displays in the shops with their refined taste and the ”adorable” dress styles of the shop staff clad in the items from their respective shops should be enough to inspire your stylish sensibilities. Efficiently making the rounds to look at the various different items — including apparel, shoes, and accessories — within a limited timeframe is all part of the appeal.

Chief among these are buildings containing fashion boutiques that enjoy outstanding access in that they are directly connected to stations, with these including LUMINE at the Ikebukuro and Shinjuku Stations, as well as Atre at the Akihabara, Ueno, Ebisu, and Shinagawa Stations, all of which lie along the JR Yamanote Line. These buildings are popular for their shops that contain the trendiest fashions of the season.

Get hold of the latest fashion trends in Japan!
In this piece we would like to focus on LUMINE in Shinjuku. Shinjuku Station is a terminal station boasting one of the world’s largest numbers of passengers in transit in that it is a waypoint for 12 lines that include the JR Yamanote Line and Chuo-Sobu Line, as well as even subway and private railway lines. Visitors are treated to outstanding access from any of these spots, and since the buildings are directly connected to the stations they can also enjoy shopping in an efficient manner.

LUMINE features about 400 shops in the Shinjuku area alone that handle clothes, shoes, and bags that are popular in Japan. The LUMINE EST SHINJUKU shop at the east exit of Shinjuku Station offers numerous reasonable, casual items geared towards younger people, while the appeal of LUMINE Shinjuku at the south exit lies in its abundance of high quality items with a trendy feel and complete lineup of any and all of the truly hippest fashion items from Tokyo. Since the stores are open until 22:00 they have the advantage that you can enjoy shopping at them until late. There are also plenty of shops offering tax and duty exemptions, which are bound to please travelers.

Featured items that come highly recommended for this fall and winter include knitted garments, which LUMINE has in an abundance of different varieties, as well as coats with a men’s-like design. Styles that incorporate sporty elements, which have been much talked-about in fall-winter collections from around the world, as well as masculine coats, checkered patterns, and a 60s style that incorporates a glittery feel are also worth checking out. Having amassed such a wide array of shops, LUMINE can achieve such select, cutting-edge styles that consumers want!

Those wishing to go shopping for better deals get their chance during the January sales period, while before the end of the year is naturally best suited for getting your hands on original merchandise without delay. Moreover, when it comes to New Year’s sales a great many ”grab bags” that assemble together fashion items from each brand that customers can get their hands on at reasonable prices are put on sale, so don’t pass them by.

There are plans to introduce three brands from LUMINE at the Japan Travel Fair 2014 that will be held at Takashimaya in Singapore from October 3 – 6. We encourage everyone who is interested to stop by the fair and experience LUMINE fashion for themselves.

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Source: East Japan Railway Company

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September 30, 2014 at 11:50 am

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Jin Jiang International Hotels to Open Yin Run Jin Jiang Resort Anji in Zhejiang Province, China

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — Jin Jiang International Hotels officially announced the opening of its newest property, Yin Run Jin Jiang Resort Anji, located in Anji county in northwestern Zhejiang province, easternChina. The hotel is scheduled to open at the end of Q4, 2014. The hotel will be Jin Jiang’s first theme park hotel and is part of and situated opposite the new Hello Kitty-themed amusement park. Both properties belong to the same owners and the theme park is also due to open at the end of Q4.

Illustration of Yin Run Jin Jiang Resort Anji
Illustration of Yin Run Jin Jiang Resort Anji

Anji, also known as the Bamboo Town of China, has been seeing a rapid and positive year on year tourism growth particularly within the eco-tourism sector. The county is renowned for its sprawling, rich bamboo forests and natural scenic greenery, serving as an idyllic and relaxing destination for travelers.

Anji is situated only 65km, an hour ride away, from Hangzhou and 230km, a two-hour drive, from Shanghai. The hotel is located 500 meters from the major S14 Hangzhou to Changsha highway and is within convenient access to the county’s various popular scenic tourist destinations including the infamous Big Bamboo Sea, Zhejiang North Canyon, Hidden Dragon Falls.

Set amidst luscious forestation and a picturesque mountainous backdrop, this luxury five star hotel is sprawled over 26,000 square meters of land and the building itself covers an area of 46,000 square meters. The hotel’s exterior resembles a grandiose classic European castle and has a man-made river surrounding the main entrance. The interior of the hotel is elegant and luxurious and features 343 spacious guestrooms and suites each equipped with modern high end amenities. In lieu of the neighboring theme park, there will be 43 Hello Kitty-themed guestrooms and suites of which each room will feature designs of this iconic character; from the bedding and slippers to the mouthwash packaging. In addition, guests staying in these themed rooms will get to check in at an exclusive reception counter specifically for those staying in the Hello Kitty rooms. The hotel has a large 670 square meter, column free, multi-functional banquet hall which can hold up to 350 people and is designed to cater to various event needs. The hotel has a selection of gourmet Chinese and Western restaurants and will feature 8 European style private dining rooms. Additional facilities will include a fully equipped business center, a state-of-the-art modern fitness center and an indoor swimming pool.

Mr. Simon Zhang, Chief Executive Officer of Jin Jiang International Hotels, stated, “We are thrilled about the opening of Yin Run Jin Jiang Resort Anji. It will join two already opened Jin Jiang branded hotels in the thrivingZhejiang province, thus seeing the expansion of our growing brand awareness within China’s eastern region. This is a highly anticipated opening for us as it not only will be our first property to be located in Anji, it will also be our very first theme park hotel, which I am confident will run with great success. This hotel will serve as an ideal getaway for leisure guests and families to relax in amongst the tranquility of this beautiful place that is Anji.”

About Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd.

Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd. (Jin Jiang International Hotels) has a portfolio of over 120 distinctive star rated hotels with a room inventory of over 36,000 hotel rooms spread across 77 cities in China.Under the Jin Jiang branding concept, the company has a new premium “J” hotel brand, five star luxury properties and four star business properties.

Jin Jiang International Holdings Company Ltd. (“Jin Jiang” or the “Group”), is China’s premier hospitality conglomerate, owner, developer and operator of hotels across all market segments. The Group manages, through its wholly owned subsidiary Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd., the entire portfolio of owned and/or operated four and five-star hotels and its sister company Jin Jiang Inn which focuses on budget hotels. Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Company Ltd. is the leading operator and manager of hotels in China. Overall, the Group owns and operates a collection of over 1,566 distinctive hotels and inns in more than 280 cities and towns within 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China with a total room inventory in excess of 235,000 and is ranked as the 9th largest hotel company globally.

Every Jin Jiang hotel is a memorable reflection of its destination’s unique style and culture. Jin Jiang International Hotels, with its qualified hotel management background and passion for excellence, dedicates itself to offering reputable hospitality services to its valued customers. With experience originating from the 1920s, its core competitiveness has accelerated in recent years. Together, the professional corporate and hotel management teams have extensive international hospitality experiences and backgrounds. This renowned company is rapidly growing and continues to strengthen and build its brand presence in China in addition to building into a strong internationally known brand.

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Source: Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Co. Ltd

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September 30, 2014 at 11:33 am

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