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Cellular Sales Chooses Cellebrite DeskTop to Increase Customer Satisfaction

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. and KNOXVILLE, Tenn. /PRNewswire/ —

New Cellebrite DeskTop will give 550 stores 20x faster data transfers to reduce store wait times

Cellebrite, the leading provider of mobile data transfer solutions, and Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer, announced today that Cellular Sales has selected the Cellebrite DeskTop to all 550 stores to perform secure, rapid transfers of data from customers’ old phones to their new devices.  As a result, Cellular Sales customers will experience effortless transitions, even when moving between phones from different manufacturers, carriers, or operating systems. Cellular Sales decision to upgrade to the DeskTop from Cellebrite’s previous generation UME-36 was based on a successful pilot that showed the DeskTop reduced the time sales representatives spent transferring data by up to 95%.  This improvement in productivity will raise customer satisfaction and allow Cellular Sales to offer the service where they could not practically do so previously – for the large transfers common among smartphone users.

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“Large data transfer requests from smartphone customers were taking close to twenty minutes of our sales agents’ time.  In our extensive pilot of the Cellebrite DeskTop, it performed the same transfer in about two minutes,” saidJames Thome, COO of Cellular Sales.  Thome continued, “This dramatic improvement will have an immediate impact on customer experience and sales agent productivity.  Over the past couple months, every Cellular Sales store has been equipped with Cellebrite’s advanced technology to provide the best possible retail experience for our customers.”

“Customer satisfaction increases when mobile retailers transfer customers’ valuable data from their old phones to their new devices,” said Jim Grady, CEO of Cellebrite USA.  “Cellular Sales decision to deploy over 3700 DeskTops demonstrates their confidence in Cellebrite and appreciation for the value of superior customer experiences in their retail locations.  Upgrading to these next generation platforms gives Cellular Sales the ability to activate additional services in the future – like Cellebrite Diagnostics, a fast, easy way to resolve phone complaints on the spot, especially those related to battery complaints.”

About Cellebrite

Cellebrite provides operators and retailers with advanced solutions to enhance customer experience, improve satisfaction, reduce cost, and generate revenue.  With delivery channels in-store, on-device, and over the web, mobile retailers can take advantage of Cellebrite’s full suite of mobile retail solutions:  diagnostics, phone-to-phone content transfer, backup and restore, automated phone buyback, and application and content delivery. In addition, Cellebrite offers retailers monitoring, statistics and analysis of all activities. Cellebrite is a world leader in the mobile retail market, the company has more than 150,000 units deployed at more than 200 mobile operators and retailers globally, representing well over 100,000 stores handling hundreds of millions of transactions a year.

Founded in 1999, Cellebrite is a subsidiary of the Sun Corporation, a publicly traded Japanese company (6736/JQ).

About Cellular Sales

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Cellular Sales was founded in 1993 and was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation’s fastest-growing privately owned retailers for six out of seven years. The company currently operates 550 Verizon Wireless retail locations nationwide, and was recently named the 2014 Verizon Wireless Agent of the Year. Job seekers may visit the Cellular Sales employment page to search current openings. For more information on the company, visit http://www.cellularsales.com .

Source: Cellebrite

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November 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm

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Liqui-Box Opens New Factory In Taizhou, China

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RICHMOND, Va. /PRNewswire/ — Liqui-Box, a world leader in flexible liquid packaging solutions celebrated the grand opening of their new facility in Taizhou, China with a public opening ceremony. The ceremony marks the grand opening of the Liqui-Box site that will support customers in Asian markets. “We sincerely hope that Liqui-Box will become an iconic enterprise in the Hailing District by virtue of its first-class management, service and products and make new contributions to the upgrading of economic transformation & integrative development for our district,” stated Ms. Gu Ping, Director Chief of Taizhou Hiling District during her speech at the ceremony. Liqui-Box has been ramping up production at the Taizhou site since July of this year and is now in full operation.

Eric Chen, General Manager of Asia Pacific at Liqui-Box commented, “This is an exciting milestone that will strengthen our presence in Asia and enable us to leverage local sourcing opportunities as well as serve our customers more efficiently and effectively.” The new Liqui-Box Taizhou, China facility will initially serve customers in the beverage and food & dairy markets.

The new site is located in the city of Taizhou in eastern China with convenient access to the Shanghai port,Nanjing, and the G2 high-speed way delivering convenient import of raw materials and quick transportation of finished goods to customers.

Ken Swanson, Liqui-Box CEO, added, “Expanding our manufacturing footprint in China is an important part of our long term growth strategy. The opening of this factory puts Liqui-Box in an even better position to support our customers locally in Asia and grow our business globally.”

About Liqui-Box:
Liqui-Box is a leading innovator of sustainable packaging solutions for quick, fresh and cost efficient delivery of liquid and semi-liquid products. Liqui-Box manufactures bag-in-box flexible packaging and pouches to serve a wide variety of industries, including global dairy, beverage and bulk food markets. Applications include fountain beverage syrup, milkshake mix, coffee drinks, pumpable liquid foods such as concentrates and sauces, as well as non-food products like oils and paints. Liqui-Box offers the fastest filling equipment in the industry, along with consumable packaging, including film substrates, bags with fitments, and pouches. Liqui-Box is a portfolio company of The Sterling Group; a Houston-based middle market private equity firm with over 30 years experience improving and growing packaging and other industrial businesses.

Media Contact: Paul Kase
Telephone: +1-804-433-3834
Email: pkase@liquibox.com
901 E. Byrd St. Suite 1105
Richmond VA, 23219

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Source: Liqui-Box

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November 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

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B. Braun Wins Patent Disputes Against Poly Medicure Ltd’s Australian Distributor Multigate Medical Devices Pty. Ltd. and Spanish Distributor Dextromédica S. L.

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MELBOURNE, Australia and BARCELONA /PRNewswire/ — Multigate Medical Devices Pty Ltd (Multigate) was found to infringe two Australian patents of B. Braun Melsungen AG (B. Braun) by selling or offering for sale in Australia safety IV catheters manufactured by Poly Medicure Ltd (Polymed). The judgment of17.10.14 in Federal Court of Australia proceeding number VID 463 of 2013 can be found athttp://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FCA/2014/1110.html .

In the detailed judgment, Multigate was found to have infringed claim 1 of Australian patent no. 2012258327 and claims 1 to 6 of Australian patent no. 2012260577. The judgment also dismissed the counter claim of Multigate, confirming that all of the asserted claims are valid.

Orders were made on 28.10.14 which formalized the judgment in the Australian proceeding. Under the orders, Multigate is enjoined from selling the infringing products in Australia for the life of patent numbers AU2012258327 and 2012260577 (subject to a stay which will remain in place pending the outcome of any appeal by Multigate). Multigate has also been ordered to pay B. Braun’s costs of the proceedings, including the costs of defending the cross claim. The amount of money to be paid by Multigate to B. Braun as a result of the patent infringements is yet to be determined by the Australian Federal Court. Multigate now has two weeks to decide whether to seek leave to appeal the decision. Pending the outcome of any appeal lodged by Multigate, the injunction and certain other orders are currently stayed.

B. Braun’s victory in the Australian proceedings follows B. Braun’s successes in other jurisdictions. As recently reported B. Braun was granted a preliminary injunction in a related patent dispute in Spain against Polymed’s Spanish distributor Dextromedica S. L . Since that press release of 23.9.14 also the main proceedings have been decided in favor of B. Braun with judgment dated 1.10.14. See Commercial Cort 4 Barcellona Ordinary Proceedings 444/13-MI, Judgment 165/14. Dextromedica may appeal this decision until 30.10.14.

In view of the two above-mentioned successful litigations in Australia and Spain, B. Braun is confident it will also ultimately prevail in its German litigation before the Regional Court of Dusseldorf against Polymed and their German distributors (case no. 4b O 115_13) which is stayed upon the parties’ request until the European Patent Office has rendered a first instance decision in the opposition against B. Braun’s patent in suit EP 1 911 487.

Press contact:
Mechthild Claes, Phone +49-5661-711635
press@bbraun.com

Source: B. Braun Melsungen AG

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November 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm

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CONCORD Saratoga Lady Dazzles at the Races With Diamond-set Case and Bracelet

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BIEL, Switzerland /PRNewswire/ —

Concord dazzles at the race with a new Concord Saratoga Lady timepiece set with diamonds on the case and on the bracelet. Wrapped around a delicate mother-of-pearl dial with fine painted horse details and ten sparkling diamonds, the sleek stainless steel case is enlightened with 32 magnificent diamonds.

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This beautiful watch takes elegance one step further and emphasizes the distinctive links of the Saratoga collection through the fine setting of 48 spectacular diamonds on matching stainless steel bracelet. Remaining true to race track sophistication, this new timepiece sits perfectly on the stylish side of the Saratoga range.

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The Saratoga Lady in stainless steel carries Saratoga’s signature horse detail finely embossed on the case-back. This unique and exquisite horse animated dial is also available in 18k rose gold stainless steel diamond set case version with mechanical automatic movement in brown alligator leather strap. A perfect win on a legendary track. A parallel victory of sleek elegance over time.

About Concord

Concord was founded in Biel, Switzerland in 1908. The MGI Luxury Group acquired the traditional Swiss luxury brand in the early 1970s, and subsequently re-launched it as a dynamic, highly original niche brand for a new millennium. The brand has embraced the challenge of a bold repositioning strategy that transcends its already extraordinary horological achievements of the past.

http://www.concord.ch

Concord is part of the Movado Group Inc.

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Press Contact:
Cliona HUGI
CONCORD Communication Dept.
MGI Luxury Group S.A.
Silver Tower
Place de la Gare 2B
Case postale
CH-2501 Bienne Switzerland
Office : +41-32-329-34-00
press@concord.ch

Source: CONCORD

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November 3, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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UBM to Showcase ASEANbeauty 2015 Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, Reaffirming the Country’s Position as the Leading Regional Beauty Hub

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BANGKOK  /PRNewswire/ — UBM Asia has joined hands with the Thai Cosmetic Manufacturers Association, Health Food & Supplement Association, Herbal Product Association and the Beauty Culture Association of Thailand to launch ASEANbeauty 2015, the premier international beauty trade show for Southeast Asia. This beauty trade event will be held at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) from 8-10 April, 2015, and will solidify Thailand’s role as the centre of the region’s beauty industry.

Mr. M Gandhi, UBM Asia (Thailand) managing director and organiser of ASEANbeauty 2015, said, “Thai cosmetics and beauty products are widely accepted throughout the region given their high quality and advanced technologies in production.

According to Mrs. Ketmanee Lertkitcha, President of The Thai Cosmetic Manufacturers Association and also a supporting partner of ASEANbeauty, with an average annual growth of 10-20 percent over the past five years,Thailand is not only the biggest production hub for the cosmetics industry but also has the highest purchasing power for the sector among consumers in the ASEAN region. The total Thai cosmetic value was 2.07 billion Bahtin 2013, comprised of 60 percent for local markets and 40 percent for exports, respectively. With the total health and beauty market value of 7 billion USD in 2013, Thailand is truly a beauty hub for those who would like to expand their business in the ASEAN region.

ASEANbeauty 2015 will bring together more than 200 world class beauty-related brands from 15 countries with comprehensive beauty product showcases, ranging from cosmetics, skincare, hair care, spa products to ingredients and a variety of beauty equipment supply, and all will participate in the event creating a business-matching value of over 2 billion baht. The event will also feature pavilions from various countries and regions including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, mainland China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, India andSingapore. Conferences on beauty business opportunities and global cosmetics trends, as well as demonstrations on hair, spa, nail and make up are also part of the event schedule. ASEANbeauty 2015 will create business-matching opportunities for Thai and foreign entrepreneurs so that they can achieve further business growth and boost the overall beauty industry.

The coming integration of the ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (AEC) which will bring together the whole region as a single market of over 600 million people together with stronger trading ties between the region and China; in this regard, the beauty industry provides an ideal and potentially lucrative growth opportunity for business expansion. High quality production and abundant availability of raw materials support this growing demand and promise continued profitability into the future.

Mr. M Gandhi concludes that the beauty industry has got a solid opportunity for further growth, especially when it comes to the skincare sector in the ASEAN region which is now worth around 17.5 billion Baht and is set to grow to 20 billion Baht by 2017. Such bright projections have been attracting investors and beauty brands from around the world and the ASEANbeauty exhibition will thus become a major event in support of beauty manufacturers and distributors who wish to grow across the ASEAN region. Visitors to ASEANbeauty are also promised huge benefits from the fact that they will see beauty innovations and related state-of-the-art products firsthand from various local and foreign manufacturers.

Visitor registration is now OPEN to welcome delegates from all over the world. Visitors can PRE-REGISTER TODAY at www.aseanbeautyshow.com or contact the organiser directly by phone at: +66 (0) 2642 6911 or by email at: aseanbeautyshow@ubm.com.

Notes to the Editor:

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 inHong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the U.S., UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing,Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnamand the Philippines with over 60 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore andChennai organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

About UBM Asia in ASEAN (www.ubmasean.com)

In ASEAN, we serve 13 market sectors with wholly-owned subsidiary companies and JV companies in seven offices in the major cities in ASEAN, including Bangkok, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manilaand Singapore. We provide over 60 products in various categories: trade fairs, conferences and publications. As the leading B2B event organiser in the region, we are the largest exhibition organiser in Malaysia.

Our products serve tens of thousands of exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers, subscribers and corporations in the region and from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events and quality conference programmes presented by top-notch industry leaders. We have over 130 staff in six countries.

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Source: UBM Asia (Thailand)

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November 3, 2014 at 3:50 pm

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Annual global EY survey finds organizations are still unprepared for inevitable cyber attacks

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— Over a third (37%) of organizations have no real-time insight on cyber risks, lacking agility. They also lack budget and skills to combat rising cybercrime
— #1 vulnerability to cybercrime revealed as careless or unaware employees, while #1 threat is the theft of financial information
— Organizations need to be in a constant state of readiness, anticipating where new threats may arise

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Most organizations (67%) are facing rising threats in their information security risk environment, but over a third (37%) have no real-time insight on cyber risks necessary to combat these threats. This is one of the topline findings of EY’s annual Global Information Security survey, Get Ahead of Cybercrime, which this year surveys 1,825 organizations in 60 countries.

Companies are lacking the agility, the budget and the skills to mitigate known vulnerabilities and successfully prepare for and address cybersecurity. Forty-three percent of respondents say that their organization’s total information security budget will stay approximately the same in the coming 12 months despite increasing threats, which is only a marginal improvement to 2013 when 46% said budgets would not change.

Over half (53%) say that a lack of skilled resources is one of the main obstacles challenging their information security program and only 5% of responding companies have a threat intelligence team with dedicated analysts. These figures also represent no material difference to 2013, when 50% highlighted a lack of skilled resources and 4% said they had a threat intelligence team with dedicated analysts.

“Careless or unaware employees” is revealed as the number one vulnerability companies face, with 38% of respondents saying it is their first priority, and “outdated information security controls or architecture” and “cloud computing use” are second and third respectively (35% and 17%). “Stealing financial information,” “disrupting or defacing the organization” and “stealing intellectual property or data” are the top three threats (28%, 25% and 20% respectively say it is their first priority).

This year’s survey finds that organizations need to do a better job of anticipating attacks in an environment where it is no longer possible to prevent all cyber breaches, and where threats come from ever more resourceful and well-funded sources.

Paul van Kessel, EY’s Global Risk Leader, says:

“Organizations will only develop a risk strategy of the future if they understand how to anticipate cybercrime. Cyber-attacks have the potential to be far-reaching – not only financially, but also in terms of brand and reputation damage, the loss of competitive advantage and regulatory non-compliance. Organizations must undertake a journey from a reactive to a proactive posture, transforming themselves from easy targets for cybercriminals into more formidable adversaries.

“Too many organizations still fall short in mastering the foundational components of cybersecurity. In addition to a lack of focus at the top of the organization and a lack of well-defined procedures and practices, too many of the organizations we surveyed reveal they do not have a security operations center. This is a major cause for concern.”

The report encourages organizations to embrace cybersecurity as a core competitive capability. This requires keeping the organization in a constant state of readiness, anticipating where new threats may arise and shedding the “victim” mindset of operating in a perpetual state of anxiety. To reach this state, the report recommends:

  • Remaining alert to new threats: Leadership should address cyber threats/risks as a core business issue, and put in place a dynamic decision process that enables quick preventative action.
  • Understanding the threat landscape: Organizations should have a comprehensive, yet targeted, awareness of the wider threat landscape and how it relates to the organization, and invest in cyber threat intelligence.
  • Knowing your “crown jewels”: There should be a common understanding across the organization of the assets that are of greatest value to the business, and how they can be prioritized and protected.
  • Focusing on incident and crisis response: Organizations should regularly test the organization’s capabilities.
  • Learning and evolving: Cybersecurity forensics is a critical piece of the puzzle. Organizations should closely study data from incidents and attacks, maintain and explore new collaborative relationships and refresh their strategy regularly.

Ken Allan, EY’s Global Information Security Leader, says:

“Beyond internal threats, organizations also need to think broadly about their business ecosystem and how relationships with third parties and vendors can impact their security posture. It’s only by reaching an advanced stage of cybersecurity readiness that an organization can start to reap the real benefits of its cybersecurity investments. By putting the building blocks in place and ensuring that the program is able to adapt to change, companies can start to get ahead of cybercrime, adding capabilities before they are needed and preparing for threats before they arise.”

For further information and to download the 2014 report, visit www.ey.com/GISS

Notes to editors

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

This news release has been issued by EYGM Limited, a member of the global EY organization that also does not provide any services to clients.

About the report

EY’s Global Information Security Survey was conducted between June and August 2014. The 1,825 respondents were from across all major industries and in 60 participating countries.

For the survey, EY invited chief information officers, chief information security officers, chief executive officers and other information security executives to take part. The majority of the survey responses were collected during face-to-face interviews. When that was not possible, the questionnaire was conducted online.

Gregor Ridley
EY Global Media Relations
+44 207 980 0597
gregor.ridley@uk.ey.com

Source: EY

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November 3, 2014 at 3:11 pm

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SunEdison Wins 150 Megawatts Of Solar Photovoltaic Projects In Karnataka India

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JAIPUR and CHENNAI, India /PRNewswire/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that it has won 5 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 150 megawatts (MW) from Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) as announced by the Government of Karnataka. SunEdison or SunEdison affiliates, including Yieldcos, are envisioned as the ultimate owner(s) of these solar projects, and will sell the electricity generated to various entities via Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s).

“This is yet another milestone in the journey of SunEdison in India to build a strong pipeline of projects that will be developed and commissioned in the coming years,” said Pashupathy Gopalan, president Asia Pacific Operations, adding that the PPA’s are likely to be signed in the next two to three months.

While 44 developers responded to KREDL’s tender for 500 MW of grid-connected solar power plants, SunEdison’s 150 MW represents the largest share awarded to any single company. Following SunEdison’s recent announcement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 5 gigawatts (GW) with the Rajasthan Government, this award solidifies SunEdison’s position as the clear leader in India’s rapidly growing solar market.

About SunEdison

SunEdison is a global leader in transforming how energy is generated, distributed and owned. SunEdison manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs and operates distributed solar power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity and services to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers. SunEdison also provides 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services for hundreds of solar systems worldwide via the company’s Renewable Operation Center (ROC). SunEdison has offices in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.” To learn more visit www.sunedison.com.

About KREDL

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), is an organization working under the purview of Energy Department, Government of Karnataka. The objectives of the KREDL are to promote renewable energy in the State and to initiate all necessary actions for Energy Conservation in the State. The KREDL works through various Governmental Agencies, Private Organizations, NGO’s and Accredited Energy Auditors. To learn more visit www.kredlinfo.in.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties including that SunEdison or SunEdison affiliates, including Yieldcos, are envisioned as the ultimate owner(s) of these solar projects, and will sell the electricity generated to various entities via Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s) and that the PPA’s are likely to be signed in the next two to three months. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include changes in applicable regulatory requirements and incentives for production of solar power; and general business and economic conditions, including seasonality of the industry, and other risks described in SunEdison’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent SunEdison’s judgment as of the date of this press release. SunEdison disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: SunEdison, Inc.

Related stocks: NYSE:SUNE

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November 3, 2014 at 3:07 pm

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Lakeland Industries Provides Update on Business Activity Relating to Ebola Crisis

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RONKONKOMA, New York /PRNewswire/ — Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE), a leading global manufacturer of industrial protective clothing for industry, municipalities, healthcare and to first responders on the federal, state and local levels, today provided the following update on recent business activities and corporate developments.

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In anticipation of the worsening of the Ebola crisis, on September 12 the Company announced its intent to increase manufacturing capacity for specialty protective suits to be worn by healthcare workers and others being exposed to Ebola.  The Company has been experiencing significant interest globally for its ChemMAX® and MicroMAX® protective suit lines.   Manufacturing of select lines of these garments involves proprietary processes for specialized seam sealing, a far superior technology for protecting against viral hazards including infected body fluids than non-sealed products.  Lakeland accelerated its capital investment program for new machinery to accommodate higher levels of output and increased its spending for raw materials and the hiring and training of manufacturing personnel to address the increase in product demand.

“Recent developments have enabled us to strengthen our balance sheet, increase forward cash flow from the elimination of interest service on expensive debt, and increase production capacity to contribute to the fight against the spread of Ebola which has led to a material improvement in our business,” said Christopher J. Ryan, CEO of Lakeland Industries, Inc.  “At the same time, we have also been experiencing an improvement in operating conditions for the balance of our business globally.  I am very proud of the way the worldwide team of Lakeland Industries has responded to the Ebola crisis while continuing to provide the highest level of service and quality garments to our traditional customers.”

Monthly production capacity for sealed seam ChemMAX and MicroMAX protective suit lines has increased by nearly 50% from August 2014, prior to Ebola-related product demand, to October 2014, and is on track for a 100% increase from that level by January 2015, with the ability for additional increases as needed.  Substantially all of the available production capacity in August 2014 had been allocated to purchases by the Company’s industrial customers (for non-Ebola related purposes).  The Company will continue to service its industrial customers who are dependent upon Lakeland to conduct their work safely.  The expanded capacity is necessary in order to meet obligations for both traditional customers as well as for protection against the spread of Ebola.

Through its direct sales force and numerous distribution partners throughout the world, Lakeland has secured new orders relating to the fight against the spread of Ebola.  Orders have been received from government agencies around the world as well as other public and private sector customers.  Certain of these contracts require weekly delivery guarantees or shipments through the first calendar quarter of 2015.  The aggregate of orders won by Lakeland that are believed to have resulted from the Ebola crisis amount to approximately 1 million suits with additional orders for other products, such as hoods, foot coverings and gloves.  Lakeland started shipping such orders only in October, which is the end of its fiscal 2015 third quarter reporting period.  The main impact from Ebola-related orders received to date will not be realized until the Company’s fiscal 2015 fourth quarter ended January 31, 2015.

Furthermore, the Company is presently participating in bidding on numerous customer requests for additional quantities.  This additional amount may not reflect any of the global requirements for preparedness strategies to be implemented by governments and healthcare organizations resulting from the crisis in anticipation of future contagion scenarios.  It is important to note that product demand in crisis and emergency situations is very difficult to predict, and the Company makes no assurances of its ability to win additional business.

Lakeland remains committed to participating in the fight against the spread of Ebola.  The Company’s global workforce and management team have been vigilant in responding to an unprecedented level of inquiries and in ramping production to meet delivery requirements.  For additional product information or to place an order, please visit www.lakeland.com or contact customer service:

United States at +1-256-350-3873
Argentina at +54-11-4897-5760
Brazil at +55-11-3613-3700
Canada at 800-489-9131
Chile at +562-551-8562
China at +010-6437-9226
India at +91-8447556757
Mexico at 800-837-9236
Russia at +7-495-775-72-64
UK at +44-14304-78140

About Lakeland Industries, Inc.:
Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE) manufactures and sells a comprehensive line of safety garments and accessories for the industrial protective clothing market.  The Company’s products are sold by a direct sales force and through independent sales representatives to a network of over 1,200 safety and mill supply distributors. These distributors in turn supply end user industrial customers such as chemical/petrochemical, automobile, steel, glass, construction, smelting, janitorial, pharmaceutical and high technology electronics manufacturers, as well as hospitals and laboratories. In addition, Lakeland supplies federal, state, and local government agencies, fire and police departments, airport crash rescue units, the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many other federal and state agencies.  For more information concerning Lakeland, please visit the Company online at www.lakeland.com.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions as described from time to time in Press Releases and Forms 8-K, registration statements, quarterly and annual reports and other reports and filings filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission or made by management.  All statements, other than statements of historical facts, which address Lakeland’s expectations of sources or uses for capital or which express the Company’s expectation for the future with respect to financial performance or operating strategies can be identified as forward-looking statements.  As a result, there can be no assurance that Lakeland’s future results will not be materially different from those described herein as “believed,” “projected,” “planned,” “intended,” “anticipated,” “estimated” or “expected,” or other words which reflect the current view of the Company with respect to future events.  We caution readers that these forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company hereby expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations or any change in events conditions or circumstances on which such statement is based.

Any customers referenced or implied through reference in this press releases does not represent an endorsement of Lakeland Industries or its products.

Source: Lakeland Industries, Inc.

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November 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm

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Social Matters Hong Kong Reveals the Secrets to Powerful Content for Brands

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-The digital space is changing. As brands, advertisers and creators, how do we change with it and push boundaries?

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Over 25 of the biggest global social media specialists and content creators gathered for Social Matters Hong Kong. Over 400 delegates discovered how to create compelling content, stimulate interaction and accelerate brands across social media.

#socialmatters saw over 3,000 posts, with the event’s opening post reaching over 800 re-tweets. Total impressions reached over 12 million across the day.

The event focused on three major topics critical to successful digital strategies: content creation and distribution, mobile marketing and measuring the ROI of great digital campaigns.

Among the many highlights included a session from Zach King “The King of Vine.”

With over 2 million Vine followers and 1.4 million Instagram followers, Zach cited three questions to ask before creating social content:

  • Curiosity — does it inspire wonder?
  • Clean — can everyone watch it?
  • Contagious — is it worth sharing?

“Emergent new platforms force brands to create large amounts of quality content quickly,” said Thomas Crampton, Global Managing Director at Social@Ogilvy. “The right tools can help brands accelerate and improve the quality of content.”

For event details visit Social Matters, or connect with us at www.facebook.com/socialogilvywww.twitter.com/matterssocial

About All That Matters & Social Matters

The award winning All That Matters is the only Business2Business2Fan event in Asia that brings Music, Digital, Social and Sponsorship Matters together alongside bands and YouTubers.

A joint venture between Branded and Social@Ogilvy, Social Matters is Asia’s only executive-level business event for brands to critically examine the use of social media as a powerful business tool.

www.allthatmatters.asia

About Social@Ogilvy

Social@Ogilvy is the world’s largest network of social media strategists. Named 2013 Global Digital/Social Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report, the practice leverages social media expertise across all Ogilvy & Mather disciplines, offering an extensive list of services and business solutions.

About Branded

Branded is a leading Asian media and entertainment events producer and runs the award-winning All That Matters event series. Branded has created successful branded partnerships with a number of the world’s top entertainers including the Rolling Stones, Coco Lee, and the Black Eyed Peas.

Sarah Edwards
Corporate Communications Director, APAC Ogilvy & Mather, Hong Kong
D: +852-2884-8611

Anna Mugglestone
Marcom Director, Hong Kong 
D: +852-2884-8685

Source: Social@Ogilvy Hong Kong

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November 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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Tyco Strengthens Local Capabilities to Fit the Unique Vertical Markets Needs

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SHANGHAI, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tyco, the world’s largest pure-play fire and security company, today participated in the 12th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security (Security China), showcasing its industry solutions including Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) platform for Banking & Finance, Airports, Oil & Gas, Railway Transportation, Intelligent Building, and Logistics. The company demonstrated its wide product portfolio with industry leading technologies, especially Tyco’s integrated solutions customized and catered for key vertical segments that enable local customers with extraordinary safety and security experience. Some of the key highlights are:

Banking and finance solutions are specifically designed for banking branches, auto teller machines (ATM), server rooms and bank offices that include CCTV system, access control system, electronic article surveillance (EAS), intruder alarm system, alarm monitoring service, wireless identification system and system integration
Airport security management solutions are tailored to the airport’s dynamic and critical environment. Some of the key solutions and features integrate video surveillance and threat detection, access control and integrated security management, physical security information management, store loss prevention and intelligent fire alarm system
Overall solutions for petrochemical industry include unique solutions that combine and handle intruder detection, critical asset protection, access control system, alarm alerting, K-grade hydraulic door, video surveillance, remote offline monitoring and real-time location system
Intelligent building solutions unify safety and security measures with building controls into overall security system, and they enable ELV assembly, energy savings, after-sales services, access control, lighting control and intelligent monitoring through central management interface
Surveillint(TM) (PSIM) emergency command and control platform, a leading crisis and situation management solution in physical and logical security, integrates and connect existing core systems and technologies into a centralized command and control center to ensure that all events and data information are now centralized and integrated from separate silo systems. It then analyzes centralized and collated data and forwards right info to right people using unified process and security policies. It ultimately directs and controls actions to quickly respond to an incident or emergency while providing recorded evidence and management reports
“In the past 30 years, Tyco has been serving China market, providing the class-leading security protection for cities, governments, enterprises, households and individuals,” said Benny Goh, President, Tyco Asia. “With the advancements and developments in Safe and Smart City, the security industry in China has come to a critical stage of growth. Continued urbanization and infrastructure investments bring more opportunities to the Fire and Security industry in China. Tyco will continue to strengthen our China commitment by addressing four strategic areas aimed at driving growth: Think Global & Act Local focused on vertical market growth leveraging on Integrated Solutions, Local Talent Development, Customized Offerings, and Strategic Partnerships.”

“As a industry leader in fire and security, Tyco is committed to create integrated solutions to fit the unique needs of vertical markets and help our customers improve their business operation in smarter and more efficient ways. With our broad product portfolio, extensive industry experiences globally, and world-class R&D capabilities and talent, we will further drive vertical market developments and expand into tier-2 and tier-3 cities. Together with our strategic partners, we will provide seamless security experiences for a broader customer base,” Roger Fei, General Manager of Tyco Security, China, added.

ABOUT TYCO

Tyco is the world’s largest pure-play Fire Protection and Security Company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. A company with $10+ billion in revenue, Tyco has more than 57,000 employees in more than 1,000 locations across 50 countries serving various end markets, including commercial, institutional, governmental, retail, industrial, energy, residential and small business.

For more information, visit the China website: http://www.tyco.cn

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November 3, 2014 at 11:09 am

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