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DHL Reaffirms Long-term Commitment to Vietnam with Its Biggest Investment to Date

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— New USD10 million facility serves as Country Office and South Service Center
— Service center doubles in size to 2,500 square meters to meet demands of a growing export market and enhances security with advanced camera system

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DHL Express, the world’s leading express service provider, has announced the opening of its new DHL Country Office & South Service Center in Vietnam at 6 Thang Long Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. The investment of over USD 10 million makes it the logistics giant’s biggest to date inVietnam, and reaffirms the company’s long-term commitment to the market.

 

DHL's new USD10 million facility is the company's largest investment to date in Vietnam
DHL’s new USD10 million facility is the company’s largest investment to date in Vietnam

Jerry Hsu, CEO, DHL Express Asia Pacific, said, “Vietnam as a market has done exceedingly well and continues to show great promise. Industry data shows that its exports continued to surge in the first half of this year[1]. With ourUSD10 million investment, we are strengthening DHL Express’ infrastructure and capabilities in this market to continue supporting the healthy appetite for trade. We want to help customers here move shipments faster and more efficiently, and we want to ensure we offer second-to-none service quality.”

Located near Tan Son Nhat airport, Vietnam’s biggest international gateway, the new facility occupies an area of 4,900 square meters. The Service Center is twice the size of its previous location in Ho Chi Minh City. With the additional space, DHL Express Vietnam doubles its shipment handling capacity in the south of Vietnam. Besides, the installation of 64 Internet Protocol cameras and an advanced Access Control System using some of the most modern equipment in the industry will enhance security for the shipments.

Equipped with more processing lines, packages are handled less, thus reducing the prospect of damage. Additionally, to keep its commitment to Go Green[2], the facility is equipped entirely with state-of-the-art LED lighting, which reduces power consumption and carbon emissions by an estimated 30%.

“The expansion of the warehouse and the upgrade of the building allow us to operate more efficiently, delivering shipments earlier and picking them up later – which gives our customers more time and flexibility to work,” said Mr.George Berczely, DHL-VNPT Express General Director. “We needed to expand our capacity to continue satisfying the growing demand for fast and reliable international services in the Southern area.”

[1]

Vietrade: Total revenue of US$70.88 billion in the first half of 2014, and a 14.9% increase against the same period of the prior year.

[2]

GoGreen is one of DHL’s CSR projects that minimize DHL business operations greatest impact on the environment – CO2emissions by investing in climate protection initiatives in various regions across the globe, supporting a mix of projects in the categories related to environment.

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DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and “The logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, national and international parcel delivery, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation as well as contract and e-commerce related solutions along the entire supply chain. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and around 315,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenues of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

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Source: DHL

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September 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm

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Handheld Launches the NAUTIZ X8 – a New Ultra-Rugged Field PDA with Superior Screen Size and Sunlight Visibility

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— Impact of Climate Efforts by All Cities Would Be Equivalent of Cutting World’s Annual Coal Use by More Than Half
— Taking Cities’ Potential into Consideration Would Help Nations Set Far More Aggressive Targets to Fight Climate Change Than They Have Thus Far

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes today announced new research that shows that if all cities took on aggressive new efforts to reduce building, transportation and waste energy use, they could potentially reduce annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an additional 3.7 Gigatons (Gt) CO2e by 2030 over what national policies and actions are currently on track to achieve. By 2050, cities could cut annual GHG emissions by 8.0 Gt CO2e over what national policies are currently on track to achieve, the equivalent of cutting annual global coal use by more than half. Cumulatively, cities have the potential to reduce emissions by more than 140 Gt CO2e by 2050.

Special Envoy Bloomberg’s Report to the Secretary-General, which includes this new research in partnership with C40 and the Stockholm Environment Institute, underscores the importance of including cities’ climate efforts as nations set GHG reduction targets to prevent the world’s temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as part of the United Nations’ climate negotiations in 2015.

This also marks the first time all cities’ collective potential to reduce global GHGs has been quantified. The findings show that when city governments implement policies to reduce emissions from sectors they can control – namely, transportation, buildings and waste – their impact is significant. Cities, therefore, can help their nations achieve higher GHG targets and bridge the gap between current national commitments and those needed to prevent the global temperature rise, as nations agreed under the UN’s 2010 Cancun Agreement.

To read the full release, visit http://www.mikebloomberg.com/unenvoy or http://www.c40.org/media
Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies

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September 24, 2014 at 5:35 pm

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New Research Shows Cities Have The Potential To Reduce Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 8 Gigatons By 2050 Over Current National Targets

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— Impact of Climate Efforts by All Cities Would Be Equivalent of Cutting World’s Annual Coal Use by More Than Half
— Taking Cities’ Potential into Consideration Would Help Nations Set Far More Aggressive Targets to Fight Climate Change Than They Have Thus Far

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes today announced new research that shows that if all cities took on aggressive new efforts to reduce building, transportation and waste energy use, they could potentially reduce annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an additional 3.7 Gigatons (Gt) CO2e by 2030 over what national policies and actions are currently on track to achieve. By 2050, cities could cut annual GHG emissions by 8.0 Gt CO2e over what national policies are currently on track to achieve, the equivalent of cutting annual global coal use by more than half. Cumulatively, cities have the potential to reduce emissions by more than 140 Gt CO2e by 2050.

Special Envoy Bloomberg’s Report to the Secretary-General, which includes this new research in partnership with C40 and the Stockholm Environment Institute, underscores the importance of including cities’ climate efforts as nations set GHG reduction targets to prevent the world’s temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as part of the United Nations’ climate negotiations in 2015.

This also marks the first time all cities’ collective potential to reduce global GHGs has been quantified. The findings show that when city governments implement policies to reduce emissions from sectors they can control – namely, transportation, buildings and waste – their impact is significant. Cities, therefore, can help their nations achieve higher GHG targets and bridge the gap between current national commitments and those needed to prevent the global temperature rise, as nations agreed under the UN’s 2010 Cancun Agreement.

To read the full release, visit http://www.mikebloomberg.com/unenvoy or http://www.c40.org/media
Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies

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September 24, 2014 at 4:32 pm

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Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair to Enthrall with Rich Artistry of Both Famed and Upcoming Jewellery Designers

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-Drenched in glitter, adorned with sparkle and clothed in beauty, the widest array of ravishing fine jewellery set to meet diverse interests

SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — Riding on the success of its first fair, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is set to radiate the halls of the Sands Expo and Convention Centre once again, from 23 to 26 October 2014.

 

The biggest and most significant fine jewellery marketplace in Singapore and the region, the fair will present over 200 exhibitors and occupy more than 10,000 square metres of exhibition space. The main fair comprises country pavilions featuring a wide assortment of fine jewellery as well as loose gems, diamonds and pearls, from acclaimed jewellers from Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan,Switzerland, Thailand, USA and the world over.

Marked at irresistibly attractive prices ranging from hundreds to millions of dollars, the massive jewellery collection under one roof promises a piece of treasure for everyone,  whether one is a business trader, private collector, jewellery connoisseur or deal hunter. To appreciate visitors for their support, UBM, the organiser, will also hold daily lucky draws with up to SGD$10,000 worth of cash vouchers to be won.

Additionally, not only will visitors be able to purchase jewellery pieces at great prices that start from SGD$120, they will also be in for a visually shimmery treat at the fair, which will also showcase opulent, exclusive and rare jewellery pieces with distinctive characteristics.

The largest marquee at the fair, the Exquisite Pavilion will glamourise the halls, housing some esteemed international brands in jewellery and gemstones, such as L.J. West Diamonds, Massimo Raiteri, Uchihara and Windsor Jewelers. Set amidst the lush and prestigious settings, the Exquisite Pavilion is renowned for phenomenal and ethereal jewellery pieces, exceptional timepieces and other dazzling collectibles.

One such stunning masterpiece at the Exquisite Pavilions, available for purchase at SGD$3,125,000, is the Kimberley Red Diamond Ring (right) by Glajz-Thg, a company based in Singapore, which features a rare purplish red diamond, accented by white and pink diamond, and set in platinum and 18k white gold.

The fair will also bring the finest of vintage jewellery at one venue, by showcasing the most mesmerising and extraordinary treasures that only time can create. From private collections to estate fine jewellery, these unique antique masterpieces handcrafted from platinum, gold, and silver and accentuated with diamonds and precious stones all have glorious heritage and history to their names.

Singapore’s first dedicated vintage jewels and objects retailer, Revival Vintage Jewels & Objects, will be showcasing a pair of diamond and sapphire “Gloxinia” ear clips by Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1950. Borne out of an intense love for beautifully handcrafted antique and vintage jewellery and artefacts, and a deep appreciation for history and heritage, they have curated and amassed an extraordinary collection of rare and timeless pieces, scarcely seen in South East Asia.

Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair Design Awards

On the opening day (Thursday, 23 October 2014), the Singapore Jewellery Design Award (SJDA) will also be presented at the fair, to recognise young jewellery designers for their talent, to provide a public platform for them to display their designs and skills and to open up pathways to the jewellery retail market.

Themed “The Most Important Day of Life”, the competition required design students to create a piece of jewellery for the most important day of his or her life in three different periods – the past, the present and the future.

The winners are:

  • Cat A (Past) — Winner: Ms Anastasia Antonovich, Russia, Moscow State University of Design and Technology
  • Cat B (Present) — Winner: Mr Kevin Koh, Singapore, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Cat C (Future) — Winner: Ms Carla Hesita, Philippines, University of The Philippines Diliman

*Refer to Appendix for the winning designs.

In support of young, new talent in the jewellery industry, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair committee, in partnership with local design schools including Raffles Design Institute, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and Jewellery Design and Management International School, will also provide an opportunity for these students to showcase their jewellery creations at the fair.

Those interested in pursuing a future in jewellery design can attend several introductory three-hour workshops to gain insight into the diploma programmes offered by Gemological Institute of America (GIA), The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT), and Jewellery Design and Management International School (JDMIS). The workshops will cover topics like Diamonds Quality Grading, Ruby and Sapphire Quality Grading, and Fine Jewellery Design.

“Talent is important to the sustenance of the jewellery industry, and we are committed to providing young and aspiring designers with avenues that will allow them to realise their potential. Young designers play an important role in bringing the industry to the next level by contributing fresh perspectives to jewellery design, expanding the use of materials, developing creative techniques and pushing the boundaries of creativity,” said Paul Wan, Managing Director, UBM Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Know your jewellery in 30 minutes

The Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is partnering notable education partners, namely GIA Laboratory Bangkok, GIT and JDMIS, to host a series of 30-minute seminars between 23 October and 26 October. The seminars feature several reputable experts who will share their knowledge and insights on pertinent topics related to jewellery, including, “How to Buy Gemstones for Investment“, “The 4Cs of Diamonds“, and “The Jewellery Atelier: Discover how fine jewellery is designed and made“, to allow participants to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of fine jewellery.

Visitor Registration

Visitor pre-registration is available at http://singaporejewellerygemfair.com/visitor/registration now. The Fair Mobile App will also be available for download at http://singaporejewellerygemfair.com/ by early October.

The Milan Image & Design Art Fair (MIA&D)

Visitors to the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair can also attend and enjoy 50% discount on admission tickets to the inaugural Milan Image & Design Art (MIA&D) Fair, making its debut in South Pacific. The fair will be staged at the same venue and period.

About Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair

Exclusively endorsed by the Singapore Jewellers Association and the Diamond Exchange of Singapore, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is the largest fine jewellery event in Singapore and the region, and will see more than 200 exhibitors from 30 countries, targeting the region’s fastest growing high-net-worth population. The event is organised by UBM Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a member of UBM Asia, organiser of the most professional international jewellery fairs globally including the world’s number one fine jewellery event, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 23 trade publications, 20 online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

About MIA&D Fair

MIA&D Fair, the photography and design art fair, conceived in Milan in 2011 by Fabio Castelli, was created with the aim of highlighting the transverse role that photography has come to play between the languages of expression of the contemporary art system. In 2014 Milan Image Art Fair looks to Singapore for its international expansion and announce its first edition in the new capital of art in the South Pacific from 23rd to 26th October 2014 during the 4th Singapore International Photography Festival.

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Source: Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014

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September 24, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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New Research Shows Cities Have The Potential To Reduce Annual Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 8 Gigatons By 2050 Over Current National Targets

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— Impact of Climate Efforts by All Cities Would Be Equivalent of Cutting World’s Annual Coal Use by More Than Half
— Taking Cities’ Potential into Consideration Would Help Nations Set Far More Aggressive Targets to Fight Climate Change Than They Have Thus Far

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg and C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes today announced new research that shows that if all cities took on aggressive new efforts to reduce building, transportation and waste energy use, they could potentially reduce annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by an additional 3.7 Gigatons (Gt) CO2e by 2030 over what national policies and actions are currently on track to achieve. By 2050, cities could cut annual GHG emissions by 8.0 Gt CO2e over what national policies are currently on track to achieve, the equivalent of cutting annual global coal use by more than half. Cumulatively, cities have the potential to reduce emissions by more than 140 Gt CO2e by 2050.

Special Envoy Bloomberg’s Report to the Secretary-General, which includes this new research in partnership with C40 and the Stockholm Environment Institute, underscores the importance of including cities’ climate efforts as nations set GHG reduction targets to prevent the world’s temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as part of the United Nations’ climate negotiations in 2015.

This also marks the first time all cities’ collective potential to reduce global GHGs has been quantified. The findings show that when city governments implement policies to reduce emissions from sectors they can control – namely, transportation, buildings and waste – their impact is significant. Cities, therefore, can help their nations achieve higher GHG targets and bridge the gap between current national commitments and those needed to prevent the global temperature rise, as nations agreed under the UN’s 2010 Cancun Agreement.

To read the full release, visit www.mikebloomberg.com/unenvoy or www.c40.org/media

Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies

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September 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

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Dorsett Hospitality International Heads to International Travel Mart (ITB) 2014, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Dorsett Hospitality International will once again be participating at the upcoming International Travel Mart (ITB) 2014, scheduled to take place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from October 29 31, 2014.

This year’s participation to be led by Philip Schaetz, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Dorsett Hospitality International will also include the representation of team members from our newly opened hotels such as Dorsett Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong, Silka Cheras Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the group’s first hotel in United Kingdom, Dorsett Shepherds Bush London.

Team members from other hotels within the group that will be present include those from Dorsett Kwun Tong, Hong Kong; Dorsett Kuala Lumpur, Silka Johor Bahru and Dorsett Grand Subang, Malaysia; Dorsett Singapore and Dorsett Grand Chengdu, China with the newly appointed General Manager Gary Warnock in attendance.

To find out more about the group’s existing portfolio or to have a better insight on the latest hotels in operation and Dorsett’s working partners namely Agora Hospitality Group (agorahospitalities.com), Japan and Diamond Resorts International (diamondresorts.com); do drop by Dorsett Hospitality International’s booth #M41 or log on to http://www.dorsett.com/itbasia2014 for a one-to-one appointment.

Visitors to Dorsett Hospitality International’s booth can participate in the Dorsett Quiz and stand a chance to walk away with hotel stay vouchers. For further details, just drop by at the Dorsett’s booth.

And if you were at ITB Asia last year and enjoyed the Happy Hour sessions; here’s the good news!  DORSETT HAPPY HOURS take place on 29th and 30th October from 4 pm to 6 pm.

About Dorsett Hospitality International

Dorsett Hospitality International (HKEx Stock Code 2266), is a spin-off from Far East Consortium Limited. With three brands under its umbrella ….the upscale and midscale Dorsett Hotels & Resorts and d.Collection comprising a range of charismatic boutique hotels; and the value-led Silka Hotels; the group currently owns over 30 hotels in China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia; including eight more scheduled to open within the next two years in China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and Malaysia. For more information on Dorsett Hospitality International, visit: dorsett.com.

Media Contacts:

Kattie Hoo
Director of Marketing and Communications
T: +60-16-2011-340
E: kattie.hoo@dorsett.com

KahPeng Loke
Communications Manager
T:  +60-16-2011-343
E:  kahpeng.loke@dorsett.com

Y Yuen
Public Relations Manager
M: +852-6223-0100
E: yohji.yuen@dorsett.com

Source: Dorsett Hospitality International

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September 24, 2014 at 11:02 am

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