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Armani Hotel Dubai Marks Fifth Anniversary of Trend-Defining Success

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Five years ago, Dubai made history with the first signature hotel bearing the stamp of fashion legend Giorgio Armani opening in Burj Khalifa. Today, Armani Hotel Dubai, defined by its location in the world’s tallest building, has carved a distinctive niche in global luxury hospitality.

Reflecting the pure elegance, simplicity and sophisticated comfort associated with Armani’s signature style, the hotel marked its fifth anniversary recently.

Personalising the guest journey through its ‘Stay with Armani’ philosophy, it has introduced several industry-firsts. From Lifestyle Managers, who offer the perfect match of pampering and privacy for guests, to signature restaurants, spa treatments and unmatched business venues, Armani Hotel Dubai stands apart in all aspects of its operations.

Spencer H. Wadama, General Manager, said: “The location and brand equity contributed to building Armani Hotel Dubai’s niche appeal but we took its success to the next level through personalised service standards. Our ‘Stay with Armani’ philosophy of regarding guests as the personal guests of Armani himself and the impeccable service offered by our Lifestyle Managers have built incredible loyalty. Today, Armani Hotel Dubai has a distinctive position in the world’s luxury hotels.”

Armani Hotel Dubai has won several industry accolades. In 2014, it won the ‘World’s Leading Landmark Hotel Award’ and repeated its 2013 triumph as ‘Dubai’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel’ at the World Travel Awards (WTA). It won ‘Global Travel Experience Award’ in the ‘best in-room technology’ category, organised by Zanadu.

At WTA, Armani Hotel Dubai was voted as ‘World’s Leading Designer Hotel’ in 2012 and as ‘Middle East’sLeading Luxury Hotel’ in 2011. It was honoured for ‘Best Hotel Construction and Design’ at the International Property Awards in 2010. This year, it won two laurels at the Time Out Restaurant Awards 2015 – with Armani/Ristorante honoured as ‘Best Italian Restaurant’ for the third consecutive year, while Armani/Amal was ‘Highly Commended’ as ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ having clinched the award in 2013 and 2014.

Armani Hotel Dubai has opened three outdoor balconies adding al fresco space to the hotel’s popular dining venues opening to spectacular views of The Dubai Fountain and Downtown Dubai. Diners now have dedicated balcony seating at Armani/Ristorante, Armani/Deli and Armani/Mediterraneo.

For details, visit http://dubai.armanihotels.com, email dubai@armanihotels.com, or call +9714-888-3888.

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Source: Armani Hotel Dubai

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May 5, 2015 at 8:40 pm

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SEMATECH and Exogenesis Corporation Form Strategic Alliance to Commercialize Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam Technology for Semiconductor and Advanced Nanoelectronics Markets

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BILLERICA, Mass., May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SEMATECH and Exogenesis Corp. have agreed to a strategic alliance to commercialize Exogenesis’ Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) technology and their nAcceltmaccelerated particle beam equipment platform.  “The chip industry is in the era of atomic scale processing.  The applications of ANAB being developed will enable better controlled and more efficient manufacturing and open up new functionality for semiconductor devices,” said Ron Goldblatt, Ph.D., SEMATECH CEO and President.

SEMATECH and Exogenesis will form a new company to bring ANAB technology to market for the semiconductor industry.  Beyond the initial focus on integrated circuit manufacturing, the partners will explore ANAB applications in other nanoelectronics fields which may lead to the formation of additional companies.

ANAB technology is a unique, patented approach to modifying and controlling surfaces with atomic level control at a depth of a few nanometers.  “There is no other technology that offers the performance profile of ANAB” saysRichard Svrluga, President and CEO of Exogenesis.  Chemical modification, material removal and deposition, surface smoothing and control of surface morphology are all possible with the ANAB platform.

ANAB is already being used in the biomedical field for precise control of pharmacological and biointegration properties and to enable development of more safe and efficacious implantable medical devices.  ANAB has been demonstrated to provide benefits to the surfaces of a wide range of materials including glass, metals, organic, semiconductor and polymeric materials.

“SEMATECH and Exogenesis have worked together since 2013 as part of SEMATECH’s programs to enable the semiconductor industry’s adoption of Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography (EUVL)” said Ed Barth, Ph.D., SEMATECH Director of Corporate Development.  “The partners have already demonstrated and published the value of ANAB technology for improving transparency of thin silicon membranes which was a significant performance enhancement for EUV pellicles,” said Barth.  Other work by Exogenesis and SEMATECH demonstrated that ANAB processing enabled a level of smoothing of EUV mask substrates to a quality better than conventional methods, improving the optical properties of the mask blanks created with them.   These results were published in 2014.

Ongoing development work will occur both at Exogenesis facilities and at the NanoTech Complex of SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) in Albany, NY.   This will allow the strategic alliance to leverage SUNY Poly CNSE’s state-of-the-art resources and the NanoTech Complex’s globally recognized capabilities to rapidly bring new innovations to market which improve the quality, reliability and performance of advanced nanoelectronics.

About SEMATECH.  Headquartered in Albany, NY, USA, SEMATECH is an international consortium of leading semiconductor device, equipment, and materials manufacturers.  SEMATECH helps its members and partners address critical industry transitions, drive technical consensus, pull research into the industry mainstream, improve manufacturing productivity, and reduce risk and time to market.  In partnership with SUNY Polytechnic Institute, SEMATECH brings world-class capabilities, deep expertise and a proven model of collaborative R&D to fields as diverse as nanoelectronics, clean energy and advanced materials.  Information about SEMATECH can be found at www.sematech.org.

About Exogenesis.  Headquartered in Billerica, MA, USA, Exogenesis is a private venture capital backed company that has developed several accelerated particle beam processing technologies to modify and control surfaces without applying a coating.  The company’s proprietary Accelerated Neutral Atom Beam (ANAB) and Gas Cluster Ion Beam (GCIB) technologies are used for surface modification and control on a broad range of biomedical, optical and semiconductor materials.  Information about Exogenesis can be found atwww.exogenesis.us.

Source: Exogenesis Corp.

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May 5, 2015 at 8:33 pm

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BARC India: World’s Largest and Future Ready Television Audience Measurement Service Now launched in India

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MUMBAI/PRNewswire/ —

The wait is over.

It’s a momentous day in the history of Indian television that will change how content consumption will be monitored and measured. The wait for the Industry is over, as BARC India rolls out its first set of data.

Today, is indeed a day to celebrate for the shareholder apex bodies – IBF, AAAI and ISA – to launch in 2 years what countries across the world would have taken at least 5-6 years.

Initially, BARC India will be releasing data for 1 lakh+ C&S markets with a sample size of 10,760 households. BARC India will actually monitor 12,000 sample households, using a stratified random sampling technique. This will go up to 20,000 reporting homes, with addition of the less than 1 lakh markets to represent “What India Watches”.

With over 300 Channels being watermarked with this world’s leading technology for measurement, BARC India relies heavily on the technology backbone.

NCCS or the new SEC system will now be the new standard, to enable smarter decision making processes. Both content planners and advertisers will find the new NCCS to be more objective as it captures the affluence parameters of a household.

Security and Vigilance is another priority for BARC India. BARC India uses as many as 28 partners across key processes within the larger framework of meter management, panel management, DQA, IT security, playout monitoring etc. Information integrity is ensured through ‘the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing’ principle.

For BARC India, the journey has just started as we usher in a whole new era of intelligence and analytics.

Highlights as Follows:

  • Star Plus is leading Hindi GEC channel of the country (HSM)
  • Zee emerges strong in Regional channels like Telugu and Marathi
  • Aaj Tak is the leader in Hindi news (HSM)
  • Times Now leads in English news category (All India)
  • IPL days put Sony Max in strong position
  • Sun TV is a dominant leader in Tamil Nadu market
  • ETV Kannada is the market leader in Kannada market
  • Nick is the market leader in Kids category (All India)
  • Zee TV HD has the highest Time Spent followed by Sony Six HD & Colors HD across HSM.
  • Discovery is the leader in the infotainment category (All India)

About BARC India

Visit: http://www.barcindia.co.in

Twitter:@BARCIndia

Media Contacts:
partho.dasgupta@barcindia.co.in
jagdeep.dighe@barcindia.co.in

Source: Broadcast Audience Research Council

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May 5, 2015 at 6:56 pm

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Royal Canadian Mint Wins First Contract with Bank Indonesia

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— Number of countries using the Mint’s multi-ply plated steel technology now totals 34

OTTAWA, Ontario /PRNewswire/ — The Royal Canadian Mint is pleased to announce that it has been awarded its first ever contract with Bank Indonesia in Jakarta, to produce nickel-plated steel blanks for its1000 Rupiah circulation coin. This contract win with Indonesia brings the number of countries using the Mint’s multi-ply plated steel technology to 34.

“The Mint’s multi-ply plated technology is the most advanced plating process in the world and is renowned for producing high-quality, cost-effective and secure coinage products,” said Sandra L. Hanington, President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. “We are proud that these blanks which will be used daily in Indonesia will originate from our Winnipeg facility where our employees apply their technical expertise to deliver the best quality and value to our customers.”

First developed for Canadian circulation coinage in 2001, the Mint’s multi-ply plated steel technology consists of alternating layers of nickel, copper and nickel plated over a steel core. Today, this proven technology enjoys success around the world, including in the varying climate conditions of Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.

The Mint offers foreign customers a full spectrum of coin manufacturing and consulting services; from the production of circulation numismatic coins, ready-to-strike blanks, medals, medallions and tokens, to coin distribution management, marketing and communications, and technology transfers. Since opening in 1976, the Mint’s Winnipeg facility has produced circulation coins and blanks for over 80 countries.

This contract is demonstrative of Canada’s expanding commercial relations with Indonesia. Canadian exports toIndonesia have almost doubled in the past five years and two-way investment has increased significantly.Indonesia is Canada’s largest merchandise export market and largest investment destination in Southeast Asia.

About the Royal Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada’scirculation coins. An ISO 9001-2008 certified company, the Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale. For more information on the Mint, its products and services, visit www.mint.ca.

For more information, please contact:
Alex Reeves
Senior Manager, Communications
Royal Canadian Mint
Tel: (613) 949-5777
reeves@mint.ca

Source: Royal Canadian Mint
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May 5, 2015 at 6:27 pm

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Exclusive Interview: Reliance Industries Reveal Future U.S. Ethane & LPG Export Potential

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LONDON/PRNewswire/ —

“Reliance’s compulsions were focused around securing feedstocks, integration with our own Shale gas presence in the US and ensuring feed security for its 2 gas crackers operating in India

With four weeks to go until U.S. Ethane & LPG Export: ASIA 2015, an exclusive interview was conducted with speaker Kishor Jhalaria, President of Business Planning & Project Development at Reliance Industries. Kishor was instrumental in orchestrating Reliance’s Ethane Export Contract last year and we were very keen to hear his thoughts on potential future trade agreements for U.S. Ethane & LPG.

Kishor Revealed:

  • The potential for U.S. Ethane to be exported to Asian Markets
  • The rationale behind the Reliance ethane export contract
  • The business case for companies chartering their own vessels for export
  • LPG export dynamics over the next 12-18 months and who will be the big winners and losers
  • How to increase the attractiveness of U.S. C2-C4 feedstocks to Asian markets
  • How the low oil price environment is impacting Asian petrochemical decision making

DOWNLOAD THE INTERVIEW HERE

With 20+ Operator-Led Case Studies, This Is The Only Event That Provides Industry Leading Insight On:

  • Detailed breakdown of the associated costs of exporting Ethane & LPG to maximise long-term profitability in the wake of lower crude prices
  • The first event to bring leading U.S. producers and terminal operators together with leading Asian petrochemical and fuel companies to discuss Ethane export sensitivities and viability
  • The first event to provide updates and barriers on Chinese PDH projects to provide accurate completion dates and investment opportunities
  • The only event that provides exhaustive detail on supply/demand economics to reveal a clear business case for export and the consequential downstream impact on Asian markets
  • The only event to provide detailed insight on the logistical and operational impact of Ethane & LPG exporton the Asian derivative downstream value chain
  • The only event that pinpoints regional Asian demand to identify the most profitable markets to maximise return on investment
  • The first event to explore the use of Ethane as a fuel for power-generation and scrutinize the potential for feedstock multi-functionality
  • The only event to discuss shipping and storage cost efficiencies to increase arbitrage and help build the business case for export

Visit the website here and register: http://www.ethane-lpg-asia.com

Contact: Jake McNulty, +44-(0)800-098-8489, jake.mcnulty@lbcg.com

Source: London Business Conferences Ltd

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May 5, 2015 at 6:07 pm

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Artists From Across The Globe Grace The Stage In Paris For 4th Annual International Jazz Day

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— Events In More Than 190 Countries

PARIS, /PRNewswire/ — In an unprecedented series of events worldwide on April 30th, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz joined together to celebrate and recognize jazz as a vehicle for freedom of expression and dialogue between cultures.

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With events taking place in more than 190 countries around the world, International Jazz Day 2015 culminated with an All-Star Global Concert at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris that featured stellar performances by Annie Lennox, Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, Al Jarreau, Femi Kuti, Hugh Masekela, Gregoire Maret, Claudio Roditi, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lee Ritenour, Ben Williams, John Beasley (Musical Director), and many others. The concert, which featured remarks from United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, was a major highlight of UNESCO’s 70th anniversary celebration.

As the concert came to an end, Herbie Hancock and United States Deputy Secretary Of State Heather Higginbottom, shared with the world, “Please join us next April 30th for the 5th annual International Jazz Day. We’re honored to announce that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will host next year’s International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert from the White House in Washington, DC.”

Held every year on April 30th, International Jazz Day was adopted by UNESCO Member States on the initiative of UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is recognized on the official calendars of UNESCO and the United Nations.

In recognition of the 4th annual International Jazz Day, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova stated, “In times of change and uncertainty, we need the spirit of jazz more than ever before, to bring people together, to nurture freedom and dialogue, and to create new bridges of respect and understanding for greater tolerance and cooperation.”

International Jazz Day 2015 kicked off in Paris, this year’s Global Host City, with a daylong series of 55 jazz education and community outreach programs followed by 30 evening concerts. In addition to the events taking place in Paris, thousands of events were held worldwide on all seven continents. From Antarctica, Côte d’Ivoire and Romania to Afghanistan, Colombia and New Zealand, a staggering array of jazz-focused programs took place in clubs, restaurants, hotels, community centers, schools, libraries, performing arts venues and more.  A complete list of registered events worldwide is available at www.jazzday.com.

Following the global concert, a post concert reception for the artists was hosted by the Fondation Louis Vuitton where Herbie Hancock honored the guests with a special solo performance.

Air transportation provided by United, the Official Airline of International Jazz Day 2015.

For information about International Jazz Day, visit: www.unesco.org/days/jazzday and www.jazzday.com.

For photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bwemwp7pv61er8q/AABhaXW2iPDHJJL2ElWSvOTya?dl Orhttp://mm.gettyimages.com/mm/nicePath/gyipa_public?nav=pr275425733

Source: Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
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May 5, 2015 at 5:35 pm

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Singapore-Based Online Talent Referral Platform Unites Employers and Talents

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SINGPAORE /PRNewswire/ — mimoTREE is a newly launched online talent referral platform that seamlessly connects employers with mid-senior level executives.

Through mimoTREE, employers not only can post their jobs for free, they candownload suitable candidate’s resume for free too.  Once a job is posted, it will be shared with suitable candidates within the same industry and/or job function. All resumes submitted to employers will be relevant and employers only need to pay a nominal service fee when a successful candidate commences work. The company specializes in matching employers with candidates for the specific job, creating a system that delivers high quality candidates for each position. Unlike other job portals, mimoTREE doesn’t post jobs on its website. Instead, it sends an alert to industry members regarding the job posted so that they can refer the right candidate for the job. “Our members can thenshare these jobs with friends and business contacts whom they believe are suitable candidates. All jobs posted by employers are private, and only industry members and referred candidates can view them. For every successful referral, members who have contributed to this success will be rewarded,” says mimoTREE founder,Andy Tan.

The company is currently gaining traction in Singapore and plans expansion into Asia Pacific markets. mimoTREE’s goal is to bring people together to deliver an effective and efficient solution for leading companies to acquire talents, thus creating a powerful network of professionals and corporations. The company’s mission, derived from Genesis 11:6, is “When people are united, nothing will be impossible.” The company’s founder says, “It’s about people united in achieving the same goal. When people become one, they will eventually succeed regardless of the circumstances they are facing or will face later.”

More information about the company can be found at www.mimotree.com.

About mimoTREE

mimoTREE is an exclusive, members-only talent referral platform that connects companies with mid-senior level executives.

Contact
18 Howard Road #09-04

Novelty Bizcentre
Singapore 369585
+65 6850 7810
E-mail: info@mimotree.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mimotree.world
Website: http://www.mimoTREE.com

how to use mimoTREE
how to use mimoTREE

Contact Person: Andy Tan
Phone Number: +65 6850 7810
Email: info@mimotree.com

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Source: mimoTREE Pte Ltd
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May 5, 2015 at 4:39 pm

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AMRI to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Health Care Conference

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ALBANY, N.Y., /PRNewswire/ — Albany Molecular Research Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRI) announced today that William S. Marth, AMRI’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Health Care Conference on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4:20 p.m. ET.

A live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed at AMRI’s Investor Relations web site athttp://ir.amriglobal.com/events.cfm?CalendarID=2

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

About AMRI

Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) is a global contract research and manufacturing organization that has been working with the Life Sciences industry to improve patient outcomes and the quality of life for more than two decades. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, our key business segments include Discovery and Development Services (DDS), Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and Drug Product Manufacturing. Our DDS segment provides comprehensive services from hit identification to IND, including expertise with diverse chemistry, library design and synthesis, in vitro biology and pharmacology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, as well as natural products. API Manufacturing supports the chemical development and cGMP manufacture of complex API, including potent, controlled substances, biologics, peptides, steroids and cytotoxic compounds. Drug Product Manufacturing supports drug product development through commercial scale production of complex liquid-filled and lyophilized parenteral formulations. For more information about AMRI, please visit our website at www.amriglobal.com or follow us on Twitter (@amriglobal).

Source: AMRI

Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:AMRI

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May 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm

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jobsDB organises Superhero HR Day for HR professionals

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HONG KONG, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Jobs DB Hong Kong Limited (jobsDB) announced today the details of their upcoming jobsDB Superhero HR day. Mr. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Labour and Welfare has been invited to give an officiating speech.

This year, the theme of the conference is “Mastering the many HR hats” where diverse human resources topics will be covered and discussed by eight HR senior executives from various industries. This landmark event is also one of the highlights of the group’s ‘Happy is a better job’ campaign launched this year.

jobsDB understands the challenges facing today’s HR professionals and it is committed to helping them towards the goal of achieving happy hiring — where the best talent is recruited into satisfying and fulfilling roles. To this end, jobsDB Superhero HR Day is organised to address the recruitment and talent management needs of HR practitioners and provide a platform for experience sharing and networking.

Top-tier speakers from renowned corporations are invited to share their experience and best practices in talent management with their fellow human resources professionals. Among the honorable speakers is Mrs. Christine Cheung, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific of AECOM, who is expected to share her experience of building operating platforms and her insights in manpower strategies.

Mr. Justin Yiu, General Manager of Jobs DB Hong Kong Limited, says, “We understand human resources is no easy task nowadays as HR practitioners are expected to perform an unprecedented diverse range of functions. At jobsDB, we are dedicated to helping these HR superheroes cope with the challenges of the ever-changing hiring landscape while at the same time enabling a happy hiring experience. We are confident that our participants will enjoy the engaging discussions during the conference and take away some great HR tips.”

The event details are as follows:

Date: 22 May 2015 (Friday)
Time: 9:45am – 5:00pm
Location: Level 2, S221-223, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Key themes: What are the many hats of HR?

HR’s marketing hat: what makes a really cool employer brand and how can HR best leverage it?
HR’s leadership hat: getting very different people to work together very effectively as a team
HR’s recruiter hat: attracting and retaining Gen-C and retirees
HR’s financial hat: cost-saving practical tips to help HR better manage talent without breaking the bank
Guest of Honour:

Mr. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Labour and Welfare

Honorable speakers:

Mrs. Christine Cheung

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific, AECOM

Ms. Bianca Wong

Human Resources and Corporate Communications Director, Jebsen Group

Ms. Connie Lam

Human Resources Director, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

Ms. Deborah Kelly

Global Director of Talent, Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited

Ms. Lena Tsang

CEO, Sir Hudson International

Ms. Susie Quirk

People and Change Advisory Lead, Hong Kong & China, Management Consulting, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited

Ms. Vivien Hau

Head of Talent Management, AXA China Region Insurance Company Limited, AXA General Insurance Hong Kong Limited

Mr. Wan Ezrin Sazli Wan Zahari

Group Head of Leadership & Talent Development, AirAsia

Participants will benefit from meeting the top-tier speakers as well as networking with hiring managers during the event. Experienced HR and Corporate Managers are welcome to participate. For program information, please visit: http://j.mp/jobsDB-hrday

Media representatives are cordially invited to the event. Please contact us for media arrangement.

About jobsDB Group (“jobsDB”)

At jobsDB, we believe in an open and inclusive world for all. Here, opportunities and possibilities are plenty: A fresh start. A new career. A welcome change. These are just a few of the things we help to make our candidates happy.

As a leading job portal with substantial positions across Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, we are Asia’s preferred destination for candidates. With a team of 1,000 talented individuals, we’ve a strong local presence in every country we’re in.

With our understanding and insights on each market, as well as our passion for technology, we provide candidates the best opportunities and deliver exceptional value to hirers.

Source: jobsDB.com

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May 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

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Second Minister of Education Malaysia Launches ‘Emgs Connect”-International Student Information Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan

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-Initiative to Expand Reach to Students in Pakistan and Enhance Information and Student Services

ISLAMABAD, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Honourable Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh, Minister of Education II, Malaysia, launched the first ‘EMGS Connect’ Student Information Centre in Islamabad, Pakistan, in a move to better serve students from Pakistan with information and counsel on higher education opportunities in Malaysia. Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) is the One-Stop-Centre for international student management, established by the Ministry of Education Malaysia(MOE).

“Over the past decade, Malaysia has become the fastest growing destination for international students – attracting an annual increase of over 16% per year. We have one of the highest proportions of international vs domestic students in the academic world – with nearly one in ten students on average. Clearly, education in Malaysia is not just affordable, but also accessible and welcoming,” the Honourable Minister said.

Speaking on quality education and global rankings, the Honourable Minister said, “Based on subject ranking, our Universiti Sains Malaysia and University Malaya are listed in the top 50 global varsity rankings by subject. 11 faculties of our Public Universities rank within top 100 in the world – in areas of environmental sciences, civil and structural engineering, information systems, agricultural science, manufacturing, aeronautical, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering.

Malaysia presently hosts 135,502 international students, from more than 200 nations, at its network of Public or Private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) as well as international schools.

‘Malaysia is proud to host more than 4,200 Pakistani students at HEIs in Malaysia, and we welcome many, many more. With our cultural dynamics, Malaysia will be your home, away from home. Studying in Malaysia is always a cost effective option, where quality, values and experience are not compromised.

“In Malaysia we continuously review and upgrade our policies and systems and the focus now is towards holistic development of the individual. In the 10-year Higher Education Blueprint (2015 – 2025), clear strategies have been defined to produce balanced and holistic graduates with entrepreneurial mindsets, graduates who are job creators rather than job seekers.

“Central to all our efforts in strengthening the holistic education ecosystem in Malaysia is efficient student services. For this, the Ministry has created EMGS – a one-stop-centre focussed on international student services and the global promotion of Education Malaysia, the Honourable Minister added.

Chief Executive Officer of EMGS, Mohd Yazid Abdul Hamid, said that since EMGS began operations in February 2013 to date, it received a total of 3,576 new applications for Student Pass from students in Pakistan.

“The largest number of applications are for Degree Programmes, followed by Certificate courses, Diplomas, Masters and PhD. There are more than 300 HEIs to apply to and over 6,000 accredited programmes to choose from – we would like to reach out to many more students in Pakistan, both boys and girls. And this, we will do through EMGS Connect Pakistan which will be established in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore, and operational by July 2015, ” Mohd Yazid said.

The Launch ceremony of EMGS Connect was also attended by H.E. Dato’ Dr. Hasrul Sani Mujtabar, the Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan, educators and education advisers from Pakistan.

EMGS has established the EMGS Connect Student Information Centres through a partnership with International Student Malaysia Services. The Centres will provide value added services, such as education counsel, facilitation of medical screening, translation of documents, airport clearance and many more.

About Education Malaysia Global Services

Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) is a non-profit company, limited by guarantee, wholly owned by the Ministry of Education (MOE) Malaysia. EMGS acts as a One Stop Centre for the management and processing of Student Pass application for all International Students interested in pursuing a tertiary education at private higher education institutions in Malaysia. EMGS is also tasked by the MOE to lead the worldwide promotion of education in Malaysia. At present, Malaysia hosts over 135,000 international students from 236 countries.

For Media enquiries, please contact:

Anita Daud Charles
Education Malaysia Global Services
Tel: +603-21-800-800
Mobile: +6013-6033-855
Email: anita@educationmalaysia.gov.my
Source: Education Malaysia Global Services

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May 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm

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