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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Names Peter Laugharn New President and CEO, Effective January 1, 2016

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— Former CEO of Firelight Foundation, Laugharn deemed a “perfect fit” to lead Foundation

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which has awarded $1 billion in grants in the U.S. and around the world to improve the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people, today named Peter Laugharn its incoming President and CEO, effective January 1, 2016. Laugharn has 25 years of foundation and nonprofit experience internationally, focusing on improving the wellbeing of vulnerable children. He most recently served as executive director of the Firelight Foundation, a Hilton Foundation grantee. “I am truly excited to join an organization that I have long admired for its accomplishments both domestically and internationally,” said Peter Laugharn, incoming President and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. “I am deeply committed to the Foundation’s mission to help disadvantaged people throughout the world, and to the values that guide this important work.”

Laugharn brings deep international experience to his new position. As Executive Director of the Firelight Foundation, he led efforts to identify, fund, and support promising African nonprofits serving vulnerable children and families in the areas of education, resilience, and health. Prior to that, he served as Director of Programs and then Executive Director of the Netherlands-based Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF), a private foundation that works to improve opportunities for children who are growing up in socially and economically difficult circumstances. Laugharn began his career at Save the Children, where he worked for 11 years in a variety of roles.

“Peter brings a unique combination of passion, international experience, and record of success on improving the wellbeing of vulnerable children,” said William Ouchi, PhD, member of the Hilton Foundation Board of Directors and head of the Search Committee. “Every year, the Foundation continues to evolve and positively impact the lives of more individuals around the world. We believe Peter is the perfect fit to lead the Hilton Foundation at this important moment in our history.”

Laugharn will succeed Steven M. Hilton, who announced his retirement after 30 years of service to the Foundation. Hilton, grandson of the organization’s founder, Conrad N. Hilton, currently serves as Chairman, President and CEO, and he will remain as Chairman of the Board of Directors upon his retirement. “I look forward to working with Peter in the fall, helping him prepare his transition to the Foundation and introducing him to our staff and many of our partners,” said Hilton. “Together, we want to pave the way for a smooth start as he assumes his leadership role in January.”

A graduate of Stanford and Georgetown Universities, Laugharn holds a Ph.D. in education from the University ofLondon. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 1982 to 1984. He was a co-founder of the International Education Funders Group and the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS, and he is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was created in 1944 by international business pioneer Conrad N. Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels and left his fortune to help the world’s disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in six priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance use, helping children affected by HIV and AIDS, supporting transition-age youth in foster care, and extending Conrad Hilton’s support for the work of Catholic Sisters. In addition, following selection by an independent international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $1.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. From its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 billion in grants, distributing $100 million in the U.S. and around the world in 2014. The Foundation’s current assets are approximately $2.5 billion. For more information, please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org.

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Jason Edelstein, +1 (510) 239-1102

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May 22, 2015 at 6:52 pm

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BTC Flap Inc. is now buying Bitcoins with 10% more than market value

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — BTC Flap Inc. ( www.btcflap.com ) New York based cryptocurrency trader announced today that it has put a “can’t say no to” offer on the table for Bitcoin sellers, as it’s revealing its new cryptocurrency investment policy and appetite. The company has launched a market break-through offer on Bitcoin trade, sustaining a buying rate which is 10% higher than Blockchain’s official rate.

The company has developed a sophisticated payment platform, offering instant payment services towards its customers. While having also developed partnerships with many international banks, BTC Flap is able to provide online automatic and instant payment, via its web-site platform, for bank transfer and Paypal payments, conditioned that the customers correctly provide their payment details.

The offer has been promoted with no time-frame, although the company explained that, according to its policy and the capacities targeted, it is likely that the offer will be just dropped, with no prior notice, the moment when sales target is reached.

BTC Flap Inc. was founded in July 2014 by former banking professional Paul Goldwin, who has seen the opportunity and future financial market development going on the way of technology, while cryptocurrency will flourish. “It will eventually go mainstream within the financial system and we’re not very far from that point, it’s only a matter of few years,” declared Paul Goldwin, the company’s CEO.

The company has started as a moderate cryptocurrency buyer and investor, having seen great business opportunity in the emergence of alternative currency markets but with no means of putting uncertainty risk at the core of its business development, up until now.

BTC Flap has on-going negotiations for becoming the first Bitcoin exchange house serving a couple of major consumer goods online vendors who are now turning their faces and policies towards Bitcoin acceptance. Along with those, discussions are getting close to signing with an important online Casino, also willing to implement Bitcoin use for its services.

In this pursuit BTC Flap has developed a purchase strategy aiming to pool all the sellers who want to benefit from the company’s latest offer and who are willing to sell their Bitcoin for the best deal available on the market.

All the details related to the company’s offer and other information, together with the contact details of the Sales Team are available on their website: www.btcflap.com

Media Contact:
Brock Pierce
Manager
BTC Flap Inc.
brock@btcflap.com
+1 (315) 636-4266

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May 22, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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5 Tips for Using Data Analytics to Grow Your Small Business

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Small Business marketers have long been aware of the importance of compiling customer analytics – how else can you gain useful insight into the minds of your consumers and uncover ways to better support your company? There are many different ways that small businesses can investigate and analyze this data; however, with so many other items demanding your attention, this process can be overwhelming at best.

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Heather Wied, Marketing Director for Pubsoft understands this challenge, and in her latest article posted to PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit, Wied provides five ways in which you can begin the process of managing this data:

  1. Goals: This is a necessary first step that provides you the ability to track and maximize your progress and success. Ensure everyone is pursuing the same goal and clearly communicate next steps and deliverables to the team.
  2. KPIs: Key Performance Indicators are a group of important metrics that you’ll be monitoring the closest. Choose to evaluate metrics that contribute to company change and growth.
  3. Start small: Begin to monitor your KPIs and measure that progress over time. There is no need to introduce all of the data at once which can be cumbersome and overwhelming.
  4. Tools:  With endless third-party analytical tools available on the marketplace, make sure you find the one that works best for your organization. Your decision will ultimately depend on the goals and KPIs that you’ve established earlier in the process.
  5. Manage change: Based on what the data shows, some changes may be needed in order to continue to grow your small business.  This may require you to streamline current processes, create new systems and communicate this change with the team – all of which requires you to manage.

For further discussion on ways to manage your data read Wied’s article, “5 Tips for Getting Your Analytics Game on Point” here: http://bit.ly/1IPCso7.

PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

Contact:
Amanda Eldridge
Director, Strategic Channels
+1-201-360-6906
Amanda.eldridge@prnewswire.com

Source: PR Newswire Association LLC

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May 22, 2015 at 6:40 pm

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Viola Davis, Award-Winning Actress, Joins McCann Worldgroup & Paley Center For Media Seminar At 2015 Cannes Lions Festival On June 22nd

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— Star of ABC Studios’ ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Joins Show’s Creator Pete Nowalk And Exec Producer Betsy Beers to Discuss How ‘Creativity is the Only Way to Survive’

NEW YORK and CANNES, France /PRNewswire/ — McCann Worldgroup & The Paley Center for Media are very proud to announce that the critically revered film, theater and TV actress Viola Davis will be joining the “Creativity is the Only Way to Survive” seminar they are hosting at the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 1pm. A two-time Tony winner who has also been twice nominated for Academy Awards, Ms. Davis’s current role in the new ABC Studios hit show How to Get Away with Murder has already earned her the current top Screen Actors Guild, People’s Choice, and NAACP Image Awards.

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Ms. Davis will be joining the TV program’s Executive Producer Betsy Beers and its Executive Producer and Creator Pete Nowalk for an intimate and candid conversation exploring lessons learned from failure, creativity prevailing against all odds, and the strength of character required to trust one’s own creative process in order to succeed artistically in a rapidly evolving—and often judgmental industry. By including three of the TV shows’ principals reflecting different perspectives, the panel will be able to cover multiple aspects of the creative process.

Ms. Davis is currently starring as Annalise Keating on the drama How to Get Away with Murder, from ABC Studios and Shondaland, one of the highest-profile new series of the fall 2014 season in the U.S. In 2015, Davis received the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.”  The series, which drew 14.24 million viewers during its premiere, is a sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller that centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor (Davis) who becomes entangled in a murder plot. Season 2 will premiere later this fall. Ms. Davis’s next film, “Lila & Eve,” will be released in July. She is also an Executive Producer.

Rob Reilly, Global Creative Chairman, McCann Worldgroup, who will be introducing the seminar commented, “Creativity isn’t just an award show word, it’s how we solve really hard problems. For a brand, an institution or a TV show.” He added, “Thanks to our great friends at The Paley Center for Media, we are fortunate to bring three extraordinarily talented artists to the stage in a powerful demonstration of why creativity is the only way to survive. Their personal stories will not only inspire us individually but show us that there is no limit to what we can do for our clients’ brands when our only option is courageous creativity.”

“The Paley Center for Media leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of media, and we are thrilled to partner with McCann Worldgroup to present a Cannes Lions seminar with three of the leading champions of creative expression on television,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media.

Betsy Beers is also the Executive Producer of the hit ABC Studios shows Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. Ms. Beers partnered with Shonda Rhimes and her company Shondaland to develop and produce additional feature film and television projects.  In 2014, Beers and Rhimes were honored by the Directors Guild of America with the rarely awarded Diversity Award, for their long record of providing jobs and opportunities to women and minorities.

Previously, Pete Nowalk was a Writer on ScandalGrey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice.  In addition to writing for ABC, Nowalk sold a pilot to NBC in 2012. Nowalk also co-wrote The Hollywood Assistants Handbook, published by Workman Books in 2008, based on his own experiences working at various entertainment companies which included Columbia Pictures, Red Wagon Entertainment and the Endeavor Agency.

As her credits attest, Davis is in constant demand for a wide variety of roles.  In January 2015, she appeared in Legendary Pictures and director Michael Mann’s Blackhat, a contemporary thriller set in the world of computer hacking which also stars Chris Hemsworth and Holt McCallany. She is currently in production on the highly anticipated Suicide Squad which also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto.

About McCann Worldgroup
McCann Worldgroup, part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), is a leading global marketing services company with 24,000 employees in more than 100 countries, comprising McCann Erickson (advertising), MRM//McCann (digital marketing/relationship management), Momentum Worldwide (total brand experience), McCann Health (professional/dtc communications), CRAFT (global adaptation and production), UM (media management), Weber Shandwick (public relations), FutureBrand (consulting/design), ChaseDesign (shopper marketing) and PMK-BNC (entertainment/brand/popular culture).

About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

About The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
The 62nd Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will be held 21-27 June 2015, Cannes, France. The International Festival of Creativity, also known as Cannes Lions, is the world’s leading celebration of creativity in communications. Founded in 1954, the Festival takes place every June in Cannes, France.

As the most prestigious international annual advertising and communications awards, over 35,500 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged at the Festival. Winning companies receive the highly coveted Lion trophy, a global benchmark of creative excellence, for Film, Print, Outdoor, Interactive, Radio, Design, Product Design, Promo & Activation, Film Craft, Mobile, Branded Entertainment and Integrated advertising, as well as the best Media, Direct, PR, Titanium, Creative Effectiveness, Creative Data and Innovation ideas. The Festival is also the only truly global meeting place for advertisers, advertising and communication professionals. More than 12,000 delegates from 95 countries attend a week-long programme of exhibitions, screenings and talks by worldwide thought leaders. As the networking and learning opportunity of the year, Cannes Lions is the must-attend event for anyone involved in brand communications.

Source: McCann Worldgroup

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May 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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Smart Home Technology: The Thinking Home

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— Consumers Most Interested in Using Technology That Learns Their Needs and Recognises Their Lifestyle

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — While current ownership and use of smart home technology is low, interest in using technology that provides the ability to remotely control and monitor their home, appliances and devices, and learns behaviors, which can save money and provide a more secure home environment, is high.

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A recent study from the Digital Home Observatory (DHO) at Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com) surveying interest in smart home technology for consumers in the UK, USA and China found regional differences in preference for technology type. Respondents in the UK were most interested in owning and using environment/energy (e.g. heating system remote automation) smart home technology; respondents in China were most interested in security (e.g. remote alarm monitoring); while respondents in the US were equally most interested in owning security and media (e.g. TV programming and content). However, respondents in all three regions were most interested in owning and using smart home technology that knows them – learning their needs and recognizing their lifestyle.

Taryn Tulay, report author and Senior Analyst commented, “No matter the type of smart home technology, whether it is for media, security or environment/energy, consumers expect smart home technology to consolidate devices within their home. It is imperative that this type of technology seamlessly integrates into the consumers’ lives so that they don’t need to think and work too hard to use and control it. Rather, their home thinks and works for them.”

Continued Tulay, “The convenience of having all media devices within the home connected, and easily controlled and monitored via a single device or hub is appealing. For consumers in this study, the smartphone was the most preferred device to do this as it provides a familiar user interface and a device that is nearby at all times.”

Diane O’Neill, Director, User Experience Practice, added, “Instead of attempting to penetrate the home of the everyday consumer by forcing on them an expensive, all-inclusive smart home system, it is in the manufacturers’ and service providers’ best interest to provide individual smart home devices that are compatible with multiple ecosystems. Thus, allowing consumers to build their smart home as more devices are incurred. This would also allow the consumer to integrate such technology into their home at their own pace and time.”

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com

About Digital Home Observatory

The Digital Home Observatory forms part of the User Experience Innovation Practice (UXIP) at Strategy Analytics. Focusing on user behaviors, motivations and interests within automotive, wireless devices, connected home and digital media research areas, UXIP helps clients meet consumer needs, develop usable solutions and deliver compelling user experiences. Extensive expertise and highly experienced in large-scale survey work, in-depth interviews, focus groups and observational sessions, UXIP’s research methodology allows strategic user-centric analysis on the potential for new technologies that would otherwise be unavailable. Providing actionable insight, go-to-market strategies and business recommendations, UXIP is a leading supplier of consumer knowledge to the technology industry. Click here for more information

Press Contacts

US Contact: Taryn Tulay, +1 617 614 0746, ttulay@strategyanalytics.com

European Contact: Diane O’Neill, +44(0) 1908 423 669, doneill@strategyanalytics.com

Source: Strategy Analytics

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May 22, 2015 at 6:25 pm

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Antarctica Advisors LLC Acts as U.S. Investment Banking Advisor to Oceana Group in the Announced Acquisition of Daybrook Fisheries, a Transaction Valued at Close to USD 400 million

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MIAMI /PRNewswire/ — Antarctica Advisors LLC, the leading Food Industry-focused investment banking firm, acts as U.S. investment banking advisor to South Africa’s Oceana Group Ltd. in its announced transaction with Louisiana-based Daybrook Fisheries, Inc.

Ignacio Kleiman, Managing Partner, Antarctica Advisors
Ignacio Kleiman, Managing Partner, Antarctica Advisors

Johannesburg-listed Oceana Group announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Daybrook Fisheries for a purchase consideration of USD 382.3 million. Oceana Group is majority controlled by Tiger Brands, a leading economic group in South Africa, and investment fund Brimstone Ltd. Daybrook Fisheries is a leading privately-owned, vertically-integrated fishing company engaged in the processing of Gulf Menhaden into fishmeal and fish oil.

Antarctica’s experienced advisory team provides corporate clients in the Food Industry with a wide range of investment banking services. In addition, Antarctica maintains a highly specialized Seafood Industry M&A practice unique in the investment banking industry, with a widely recognized track record of deal origination and execution.

Ignacio Kleiman, Managing Partner of the firm and long-time advisor to some of the leading seafood companies in the world commented: “This is a great transaction for both our client, Oceana Group, and the sellers. The Oceana management team is world-class and will continue with the long-standing tradition of excellence Daybrook is known for. As for the global Seafood Industry, it is a game changer, due to the transaction size and strategic importance. We expect that this transaction will fuel further North American and cross-border consolidation, and Antarctica’s highly-specialized Seafood Team will continue to play a leading role for the benefit of our clients.

For further information on this transaction contact:
Birgir Brynjolfsson, Antarctica Advisors LLC, + Tel. +1-646-463-3929, BB@AntarcticaLLC.com

About Antarctica Advisors

Antarctica Advisors LLC is an independent strategic and financial advisory firm formed by a group of seasoned investment banking professionals with expertise in M&A advisory and private equity and debt capital raising.Antarctica’s team of experienced professionals provides corporate clients with knowledge-based, senior-level financial and strategic advice. Antarctica’s office is strategically located in Miami (Florida) providing close connection to its corporate clients in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Antarctica Advisors LLC is a licensed broker-dealer, member of FINRA and SIPC

For further information on Antarctica Advisors LLC please go to www.AntarcticaLLC.com.

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May 22, 2015 at 6:22 pm

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Global Leaders Honor Senegal, the Philippines, and Uruguay for Advances in Reproductive Health

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— 2015 Resolve Award recognizes innovative public sector leadership with a special focus on women’s rights.

GENEVA /PRNewswire/ — Today the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health (GLC) presents the 2015 Resolve Award to the governments of Senegal, the Philippines, and Uruguay, at a ceremony coinciding with the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The Resolve Award recognizes countries that have made groundbreaking progress towards the goal of universal reproductive health. The focus of the 2015 awards is on programs that promote equitable access and are anchored in rights-based principles.

Senegal is receiving the 2015 Resolve Award for Service Delivery in recognition of its revolutionary new supply chain system, called the Informed Push Model (IPM). IPM has virtually eliminated inventory stockouts of contraceptives, thus ensuring that all women have access to a consistent, reliable supply of family planning products.

“Family planning is central to health and also central to development in our country,” said Dr. Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Senegal’s Minister of Health and Social Action. “Giving women the means to plan their families leads to better health, empowerment, and opportunity for women and their children. And that in turn leads to more prosperous communities and greater economic productivity. It all starts with family planning.”

The winner of the 2015 Resolve Award for Policy Development is the Philippines, which has enacted a landmark new reproductive health law. For the first time in the country’s history, the right to use family planning is now guaranteed for all adults.

“Family planning saves lives,” said Senator Pia Cayetano, who sponsored the legislation. “It is critical to preventing maternal deaths, reducing abortions and unplanned pregnancies, and enabling women to lead productive and fulfilling lives.”  The new law also provides for reproductive health education in schools, universal access to skilled birth attendance and emergency obstetric care, and subsidized health coverage for low-income members of the population.

Uruguay is being honored with a Special Mention for a sharp reduction in the number of maternal deaths. The country’s modern contraceptive prevalence rate has reached a high 75%. Their approach expands women’s access to post-abortion care, including providing counseling and access to family planning.

The GLC is a group of sixteen sitting and former heads of state, high-level policymakers, and other leaders who build political leadership for increased financial and technical support for reproductive health. The GLC selected the 2015 Resolve Award recipients through a highly competitive global nominations process.

Participate via Twitter by following @GLCRHresolve and #ResolveAward.

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Contact: Ariana Childs Graham
Director, Reproductive Health
Aspen Global Health and Development
ariana.childsgraham@aspeninstitute.org

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Source: Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health

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May 22, 2015 at 6:21 pm

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Cendyn/ONE (TM) named by CIO Review as one of the ’20 Most Promising Travel & Hospitality Solution Providers’ for 2015

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— Special edition cover story explains how Data Intelligence™ is shaping the industry

BOCA RATON, Florida /PRNewswire/ — In its May 6, 2015 Travel and Hospitality special edition, CIO Review has recognized Cendyn/ONE, a leader in cloud-based CRM and Loyalty, Data-driven Digital Marketing and Interactive Design and Development, as one of the ’20 Most Promising Travel and Hospitality Solutions Providers’ for 2015. Cendyn/ONE also earned the issue’s cover story, which details how Cendyn/ONE’s full suite of products and services helps hotels and resorts leverage data into profitable marketing campaigns and enhanced guest experiences.

Cendyn/ONE(TM) named by CIO Review as one of the '20 Most Promising Travel & Hospitality Solution Providers' for 2015. Special edition cover story explains how Data Intelligence(TM) is shaping the industry! "We are extremely proud of this recognition," said Tim Sullivan, President of Cendyn/ONE.
Cendyn/ONE(TM) named by CIO Review as one of the ’20 Most Promising Travel & Hospitality Solution Providers’ for 2015. Special edition cover story explains how Data Intelligence(TM) is shaping the industry! “We are extremely proud of this recognition,” said Tim Sullivan, President of Cendyn/ONE.

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CIO Review selected Cendyn/ONE for its innovative, cloud-based software and services platform that offers a single, integrated view of guests across the guest lifecycle. Cendyn/ONE helps travel and hospitality clients connect and centralize their data, and then provides Data Intelligence™ to uncover actionable insights that increase guest response and conversion across the digital marketing landscape. The results are higher returns on investment and improved guest satisfaction and loyalty.

“We are extremely proud of this recognition,” said Tim Sullivan, President of Cendyn/ONE. “Our products and services come from hands-on experience in the travel and hospitality industry and a tireless commitment to technological innovation. By combining cloud-based CRM with data-driven digital marketing, we’re helping the travel and hospitality industries understand their guests and find new guests like never before.”

CIO Review selects its top 20 list each year from a list of nominated enterprises that demonstrate expertise in integrated, innovative technologies for the travel and hospitality industry. A distinguished panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts, as well as the editorial board of CIO Review chooses finalists by measuring innovations in cloud-based hospitality management systems; effectiveness of connectivity and communications systems infrastructure; and efficiencies of back-office systems. All the featured companies deliver complex solutions and services, manage global customers, and sustain successful financial performance. The panel’s overriding emphasis is to identify those vendors that enhance and simplify a customer’s experience.

“We are extremely honored to have been recognized as one of CIO Review’s 20 most promising solution providers in our industry,” said Charles Deyo, CEO of Cendyn. “Cendyn/ONE will continue to strengthen its Data Intelligence process through R&D, providing first-in-class SaaS solutions which help our customers increase ROI.”

The May 6, 2015 edition of CIO Review Travel and Hospitality Technology Special is available online here:CIOReview

About Cendyn/ONE:
Cendyn/ONE is a leader in cloud-based CRM, data-driven digital marketing and interactive design for the hospitality and travel industry. A part of the Cendyn portfolio, Cendyn/ONE™ provides hotels and resorts with data intelligence — a fully-integrated, cloud-based software and services platform that delivers a single view of guest history, value, behavior, desire, intent and engagement in order to drive higher marketing ROI while increasing guest satisfaction and loyalty. Our teams are experts in data integration, analysis and optimization; we seamlessly combine first and third-party data to deliver dynamic, one-to-one marketing and advertising across all digital channels. For more information, visit Cendyn/ONE or call 855.795.4832.

About Cendyn®:
Over the past 20 years, Cendyn® has developed innovative, cloud-based SaaS platforms for the event industry and leisure hospitality space. As the company organized itself around these distinct lines of business, and continued to experience rapid growth, it divided into two signature companies: Cendyn/ONE™, providing an integrated CRM and Loyalty, Data-Driven Digital Marketing and Interactive Design and Development platform for hospitality, gaming, and leisure; and Cendyn Arcaneo®, providing an innovative, cloud-based Event Technology Platform which is revolutionizing the way clients plan, execute and measure events worldwide.

To support the new corporate structure and continued rapid growth, Cendyn recently purchased and completely renovated a 94,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art office building. The expanded space serves as the North American headquarters for Cendyn and its signature enterprises, as well as, Cendyn SPACES®, an innovative co-workplace environment, and the award-winning restaurant concept M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom™. The new headquarters serves Cendyn’s global clients, providing 24/7 support with enterprise-grade infrastructure and an advanced Talk & Tech™ network. With office locations in Boca Raton, Atlanta, Boston, Toronto and London, the Cendyn portfolio of companies proudly serves over 30,000 clients in 143 countries and enterprise spend levels in excess of 1 billion USD. For more information on Cendyn and its subsidiaries, please visit www.cendyn.com or call 800.760.8152.

About CIO Review
CIO Review is a technology magazine that talks about enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprise tomorrow. It is the leading source that shares innovative solutions developed by established solutions providers, upcoming hot enterprises, and is a neutral source for technology decision makers. Published from Freemont, California CIO Review is an excellent platform for the enterprise to showcase their innovative solutions. For more information, please visit www.cioreview.com.

Contact:
Dee Surico, Marketing Manager
Phone: 561.419.2147
dsurico@cendyn.com

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Source: Cendyn/ONE

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May 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm

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Cendyn(R) Acquires Ovations Management Solutions(TM) to Enhance Cendyn Arcaneo’s(R) Event Technology Platform

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— Innovative Software Allows Seamless Tracking and Reporting on Entertainment Spend to Help Improve ROI and ROR

BOCA RATON, Fla./PRNewswire/ — Cendyn® announced the acquisition of Ovations Management Solutions™, an Atlanta, GA – based corporate ticket management company. This acquisition complements Cendyn Arcaneo’s® portfolio of highly intuitive, cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications which make-up the industry’s most dynamic Event Technology Platform. The addition of Ovations™ gives Cendyn Arcaneo’s enterprise customers the ability to manage corporate tickets and entertainment assets via a stand-alone solution or integrated through Metron® Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) software.

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“We are pleased to continue to offer new and innovative solutions that make managing event planning, including entertainment spend, easy and seamless,” said Charles Deyo, CEO of Cendyn. “With this recent acquisition, we are helping clients track and report entertainment expenses with user-friendly and highly efficient software which further supports Cendyn Arcaneo’s® mission of enhancing the way the event industry does business.”

Ovations is an easy-to-use, highly configurable, cloud-based SaaS that allows companies to track and report on their sponsorship spend to improve Return on Investment (ROI) as well as Return on Relationship (ROR), while satisfying audit and compliance requirements. Robin Deyo, President, Cendyn Arcaneo commented, “Integrating Ovations™ into Metron® will provide a unique platform that optimizes workflow for our enterprise clients while offering comprehensive metrics within their SMM system.” Deyo added, “Our combined teams are eager to showcase the advantages of blending event management with entertainment ticketing.”

Key differentiators of Ovations include:

  • Most customizable features available
  • Unlimited usage license
  • Proprietary configuration tool; requires no coding to implement
  • In-depth reporting tool, including one-click drill-down analytics
  • Different business rules for multiple business units
  • Foreign currency conversion
  • State-Owned Entity (SOE) compliance module
  • Intuitive user interface for searching and placing orders
  • World-class customer service

For more information about Cendyn Arcaneo’s® Ovations™ corporate ticketing software, call +1 855.468.1827 or visit www.cendynarcaneo.com.

About Cendyn Arcaneo®:

Cendyn Arcaneo is the industry’s most innovative, cloud-based Event Technology Platform comprised of highly intuitive SaaS applications which are revolutionizing the way events are planned, executed and measured globally.

Cendyn Arcaneo’s applications seamlessly integrate with each other creating a highly collaborative platform for planners, suppliers and enterprises to successfully manage every facet of the group business/event lifecycle. As developer of Metron® Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) software, Cendyn Arcaneo is the only company to integrate various SMM solutions, hotel sales tools and planner solutions on a single platform, delivering optimized results and increased ROI to stakeholders. For more information, please visit Cendyn Arcaneo or call +1.855.468.1827.

About Cendyn®:

Over the past 20 years, Cendyn® has developed innovative, cloud-based SaaS platforms for the event industry and leisure hospitality space. As the company organized itself around these distinct lines of business, and continued to experience rapid growth, it divided into two signature companies: Cendyn/ONE™, providing an integrated CRM and Loyalty, Data-Driven Digital Marketing and Interactive Design and Development platform for hospitality, gaming, and leisure; and Cendyn Arcaneo®, providing an innovative, cloud-based Event Technology Platform which is revolutionizing the way clients plan, execute and measure events worldwide.

To support the new corporate structure and continued rapid growth, Cendyn recently purchased and completely renovated a 94,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art office building. The expanded space serves as the North American headquarters for Cendyn and its signature enterprises as well as Cendyn SPACES®, an innovative co-workplace environment, and the award-winning restaurant concept M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom™. The new headquarters serves Cendyn’s global clients, providing 24/7 support with enterprise-grade infrastructure and an advanced Talk & Tech™ network. With office locations in Boca Raton, Atlanta, Boston, Toronto and London, the Cendyn portfolio of companies proudly serves over 30,000 clients in 143 countries and enterprise spend levels in excess of 1 billion USD. For more information on Cendyn and its subsidiaries, please visit www.cendyn.com or call 800.760.8152.

Contact:
Dee Surico, Marketing Manager
Phone: +1-561-419-2147
dsurico@cendyn.com

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Source: Cendyn Arcaneo

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May 22, 2015 at 6:06 pm

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Digital Realty Expands Singapore Data Centre Platform To Support Smart Nation Masterplan

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— Second data centre to address growing demand for data centre infrastructure in the city-state and interconnection needs in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data centre and colocation solutions, announced today its second data centre facility in Singapore. Depending upon ultimate customer configuration, density, and scope, Digital Realty expects to invest upwards of S$200 million in new data centre infrastructure, underscoring the company’s commitment to Singapore’s Smart Nation plan, which encourages the sustainable supply of data centres to ensure sufficient future capacity. The new facility also addresses a growing demand for agile, open, and connected data centre solutions from cloud and content providers and financial services companies across the region and worldwide.

The data centre will span approximately 177,000 square feet and is a redevelopment of an existing printing paper storage facility. Digital Realty has entered into a purchase agreement with the seller and has obtained Jurong Town Corporation’s (JTC) consent for lease assignment. Legal completion is expected to occur in early July 2015, although power and fibre works are already underway.

Digital Realty has extensive experience in converting non-technical buildings into connectivity-rich data centres, which helps it bring data centres to market faster. Located in Singapore’s northeast, the new 13.2 MW data centre will connect via dark fibre to Digital Realty’s first data centre, in the west of the city-state, which is home to global Tier 1 carriers, the Singapore Internet Exchange, and the Digital CloudConnect network. Together, these facilities offer geographic diversification and increased options for diverse IT workload deployments in Singapore. The current construction program provides for an estimated late 2015 delivery of the powered base building along with up to 3.2 MW of data centre space.

“Our first data centre in Singapore marked Digital Realty’s entrance into one of Asia Pacific’s rapid expansion markets and enabled our global clients to enter the city-state and serve other regional markets with a trusted partner,” said Daryl Dunbar, Managing Director Asia Pacific at Digital Realty. “Our new data centre expansion supports Singapore’s efforts to become a regional data centre hub and delivers the openness and agility that our global clients continue to want from us, as well as the broader data centre industry, to accelerate their growth.

“With the growing demand for premium data centre services, it is imperative for leading data centre providers such as Digital Realty to continue raising the bar to strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading data management and connectivity hub. Aligned to our vision for Singapore to become the digital innovation capital ofAsia, Digital Realty’s expansion will enable both local and international companies to build new digital capabilities and scale critical digital services in a cost effective and efficient manner,” said Kiren Kumar, Director of Information Communications and Media, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).

Other data centre highlights:

  • Compliant with the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Threat and Vulnerability Risk Assessment Guidelines
  • Target Green Mark Platinum certification (new building category)
  • Access to over 50 cloud service providers globally via Digital CloudConnect and to over 1,000 network providers

Digital Realty’s first data centre in Singapore became fully operational in 2011 and was recently awarded the Green Mark Platinum certification under the category of ‘existing colocation data centre.’ At 370,500 square feet, it is the largest of the company’s data centres in the Asia Pacific region.

About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data centre and colocation strategies of more than 600 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centres located throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Digital Realty’s clients include domestic and international companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products. For more information about data centre solutions from Digital Realty, visit www.digitalrealty.asia. Follow us on Twitter at @digitalapac and on our blog at https://apac.digitalrealty.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially, including statements related to our data centres in Singapore and our operations in the Asia Pacific region. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of current global economic, credit and market conditions; current local economic conditions in our geographic markets; decreases in information technology spending, including as a result of economic slowdowns or recession; adverse economic or real estate developments in our industry or the industry sectors that we sell to (including risks relating to decreasing real estate valuations and impairment charges); our dependence upon significant tenants; bankruptcy or insolvency of a major tenant or a significant number of smaller tenants; defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants; our failure to obtain necessary debt and equity financing; risks associated with using debt to fund our business activities, including re-financing and interest rate risks, our failure to repay debt when due, adverse changes in our credit ratings or our breach of covenants or other terms contained in our loan facilities and agreements; financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; our inability to manage our growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating properties in foreign jurisdictions; our failure to successfully integrate and operate acquired or developed properties or businesses; the suitability of our properties and data centre infrastructure, delays or disruptions in connectivity, failure of our physical infrastructure or services or availability of power; risks related to joint venture investments, including as a result of our lack of control of such investments; delays or unexpected costs in development of properties; decreased rental rates, increased operating costs or increased vacancy rates; increased competition or available supply of data centre space; our inability to successfully develop and lease new properties and development space; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; our inability to acquire off-market properties; our inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting companies; our failure to maintain our status as a REIT; possible adverse changes to tax laws; restrictions on our ability to engage in certain business activities; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural disasters; losses in excess of our insurance coverage; changes in foreign laws and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership and operation; and changes in local, state and federal regulatory requirements, including changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports and other filings by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended December 31, 2014 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Digital Realty Trust, Inc.

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May 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm

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