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Renault-Nissan Alliance Official COP21 Passenger Car Partner with Zero-Emission Fleet

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PARIS, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Alliance to provide 200 pure electric vehicles to 2015 Paris climate conference
The first fully electric shuttle service for United Nation’s climate conference
Fleet to include Renault ZOE and Kangoo Z.E, Nissan LEAF and e-NV200
More than 50 charging stations powered by renewable energy to be established in and around Paris.

The Renault-Nissan Alliance, the world leader in zero-emission mobility*, will provide a fleet of 200 all-electric vehicles as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris later this year.


The partnership agreement was signed today between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and the General Secretary in charge of the preparation and organization of the 21st annual Conference of Parties (better known as COP21). The fully electric car fleet will shuttle delegates during the event from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11.

More than 20,000 U.N. participants from 195 countries are expected to attend the annual climate summit. It will be the first time the U.N. will use a zero-emission fleet for its entire passenger car shuttle at a COP event.

The goals of the Paris summit are to have a new global climate-change agreement in place by the end of 2015 and to have the Climate Green Fund, established to help developing countries adapt to climate change and reduce emissions, start allocating funds.

“We are delighted to announce that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is an official partner of COP21 in Paris. The Alliance’s fleet of 100% electric vehicles will contribute to our goal of achieving a carbon neutral event. The technology of electric vehicles helps reduce greenhouse gases in the transportation sector efficiently,” said Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, President of COP21.

“Electric vehicle technology is an efficient solution for a practical and affordable mode of transportation. This solution has a positive impact on the climate and air quality in our cities,” said Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. “It’s time to accelerate the shift to zero-emission mobility by working together with all parties concerned.”

The COP21 car fleet will feature the Renault ZOE subcompact car, the Renault Kangoo Z.E. van, the Renault Fluence Z.E. sedan, the Nissan LEAF compact car and the 7-seater Nissan e-NV200 van.

*No CO2 emissions and no regulated atmospheric pollutants while driving according to homologation cycle (NEDC).

For the full release and photos, go to:


Aline Henry
Renault-Nissan Alliance Communications
Source: Renault-Nissan Alliance

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June 1, 2015 at 3:26 pm

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ACLE 2015 Will Reflect China’s Leather Sector

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The State Council of the central government of the People’s Republic of China declared the days 3 – 5 September 2015 as national holidays to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Chinese people’s victory in the Anti-Japanese War and the World Anti-Fascist War.

As this public holiday would overlap with the originally planned dates of ACLE 2015, the Organisers, following consultation with the Chinese Government and the market,have moved the dates of ACLE 2015 to 31 August – 2 September (Monday – Wednesday).

The aim was to prevent any disruption of the fair and guarantee the opportunity to the thousands of Chinese buyers who will attend this event to source supplies for their upcoming collections on normal working days and at the same time cater to the needs of the exhibitors participating at ACLE.

Despite a slowing economy, China is still the hub of the world leather industry producing billions of pairs of leather shoes and leather goods per year. To do this, the China leather industry needs to import leather of all types. According to the latest report by the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA), China has imported a total of US$8.24 billion of leather of all types in 2014 (raw hides, crust, wet blue and finished).

In a digital presentation in December 2014, Chairman of the CLIA, Su Chaoying, stated that China’s leather industry would process 200 million hides in 2015 of which half, 100 million, would have to be imported. These huge numbers offer western companies multiple opportunities to do excellent business with the China leather sector.

ACLE, as the leading leather fair in Mainland China, offers international companies access to more than 23,000 Chinese buyers from the main leather manufacturing provinces of the country. They come to ACLE to find new suppliers and source new products.

ACLE is the only leather event in Mainland China where so many buyers gather and can be seen under one roof during the three days of the exhibition. The dynamics of ACLE are reflected in its ongoing success since its first edition in 1998 and with more than 1,300 exhibitors, the range of leathers and chemical products plus machinery represent the whole supply chain of the leather making process.

Compared to previous years ACLE will be held in a challenging market environment as China’s government continues to enforce strict environmental regulations for polluting industries with the aim of protecting the health and well-being of inhabitants living near industrial clusters and tanneries.

The 18th edition of ACLE will once again reflect the international nature of the leather industry with the presence of 20 national/regional pavilions confirmed so far including Australia, Brazil, Mainland China, Ethiopia, France,Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey and USA.

Spain, represented by its tannery association Acexpiel, has increased its participation by 10% as have the Brazilian association the CICB and Assintecal. After its resounding success as Focus Country at APLF 2015,France has boosted its participation by 50% and the USA, in its USHSLA pavilion, will take 7.7% more space.

These major pavilions will be joined by at least 26 new exhibitors from various countries/regions as they seek to penetrate into China’s market that requires supplies and raw materials to feed its massive production lines.

As the leading commercial and business platform for the leather industry in Mainland China, ACLE has kept pace with the times and changes in the rapid and dynamic expansion of the leather sector in China this century.

To quote APLF Director, Michael Duck, on this point: “Just as ACLE has successfully kept pace with the expansion of China’s leather and technological demands this century, it will continue to reflect the changing and sometimes challenging market and economic conditions in China. At the same time ACLE will continue to offer a wide range of international suppliers to China’s footwear and leather goods manufacturers as well as and the booming automotive seating sector.”

With China being the world’s biggest auto market by far, selling more than 23 million vehicles in 2014, 40% of which have some form of leather upholstery. This amounts to a great deal of hides and finished leather — and this is without even mentioning the billions of pairs of leather shoes and leather goods produced in the country.

In 2014, leather sector exports totalled USD88.9 billion an increase of 7.2% over 2013. Imports of leather of all types, leather footwear, components, etc. to supply China’s leather industry grew by a solid 10.7% in 2014,reaching a record total figure of USD9.4 billion. Such growth is evidenced in the report on the 2014 results by the Chairman of the joint organisers of ACLE, the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA), Mr Su Chaoying. Mr Sureported that sales revenue from China’s leather sector in 2014 grew by 9.1% when compared to 2013.

These phenomenal figures for China’s leather sector are also reflected in the number of leather shoes manufactured in China in 2014 which totalled 4.5 billion pairs (the combined population of the European Union, the USA and Canada is less than one billion inhabitants!) and China actually exported 10.7 billion pairs of shoes of all kinds with a value of USD53.8 billion (or +11.8% more in value terms) when compared to 2013.

Despite stories and commentaries that production of footwear is being relocated in other Asian countries, there is no doubt that China manufacturing capacity and infrastructure as well as its expertise in contract manufacturing will ensure that it remains the world’s most important production base for footwear of all types.

This is why ACLE is so important for the 1,300 exhibitors to make key contacts and consolidate business relationships as world footwear demand will continue to grow if only due to population demographics over the coming decade.

There are many influential VIP buyers invited specially to the event and who have access to the comfort of the VIP Buyers Lounge. Although there is a predominance of buyers from Mainland China, attendance is very international as many footwear brands and multinational companies source and produce in China and have their local sourcing teams attending the fair.

What Participants said about the 2014 ACLE event…

Exhibitors quotes:

Rick Bentley, Director of Marketing, Sappi Warren, USA
“We have seen a lot of traffic from all the different sectors and regions, especially from South East Asia and thePacific Rim. There was a good, well rounded presence from across Asia.”

Larry Liu, President, 3D bio-chem, China
“Leather is one of the main applications of our anywhere application biocide and mildewcide products. We participate in ACLE to get visibility.”

Pim Wilgenburg, Product Manager, Smit and Zoon, Netherland
“It is a nice hub to have our customers, our agents and our own people interact.”

Hunter Tait, Managing director, Tasman, New Zealand
“We have been participating in ACLE for the past 10 years. It perfectly suits our needs. It is convenient and successful.”

Adnan Alak, Atacan, Turkey
“We have had some trials orders which we are hopeful will materialise.”

Buyers quotes:

Qi SongHe, Hong Ye Chemicals, China
“This is the largest exhibition in China. Both the atmosphere and services are highly satisfactory, which help me a lot in terms of seeking business partners. I am here mainly for cowhides and chemical dyes, both of which can be found here at the exhibition and it is very likely I will place orders.”

Li WeiQiang, Leather Materials Specialist, The Well Leatherware Mfy. Ltd, China
“I have found many chemical raw materials here, which are very constructive to our production. Handcraft and machinery technology are very advanced too, and better priced than I have seen in other countries.”

Ceng BoHui, Associate General Manager, Quan Feng Chemical, China
“I can feel that the fair is growing year after year with a comprehensive variety of materials and customers from various industries, allowing me to meet some old customers. Generally the fair is well-organised, the service is professional and the exhibitors totally fit our needs.”

Notes to editors

About All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE)

The All China Leather Exhibition is generally accepted as the premier event for international companies seeking opportunities in China’s huge and, (for a short period remaining – perhaps!) still under-supplied, market.

With some 17 years’ experience no other event in the China leather sector provides a comparable opportunity for overseas companies to meet and greet, face-to-face, with potential Chinese partners, customers and suppliers.

Held annually in Shanghai, in early autumn, ACLE provides the largest variety of leather, components and accessories, manufacturing equipment, tools, machinery, technology, and business services. There is a full programme of seminars and presentations, both off- and on-site, and a recently introduced a 24/7 ‘virtual’ exhibition keeps the event open from one year to the next.

In 2014, 1,300+ exhibitors from 36 countries and regions, were present. The forthcoming 2015 event is on track to match these numbers.

APLF’s partner in this prestigious event is China’s only official recognised leather sector organisation, the China Leather Industry Association.

Registered visitors can enter 3 exhibitions and attend all the conference, seminars, and attractions – for more information.

About the Organisers

ACLE is organised jointly by the China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) and APLF Ltd.

CLIA is the only officially recognised representative body for China’s vast and successful leather industry. CLIA has at its disposal the largest and most comprehensive databases of leather makers and manufacturers of finished products, suppliers and buyers.

APLF Ltd is a joint venture between SIC Group and UBM Asia. For over two decades, Hong Kong-based APLF Ltd has been providing the global leather and fashion industries with its most important meeting and trading place.

About UBM Asia (

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 US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 29 offices and over 1,200 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 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, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnamand the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore,Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

About UBM plc (

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For fair details, please contact:

Ms Perrine Ardouin, Director – Fashion Team

For media enquiries, please contact:

Mr Eddie Fung, Marketing Manager

Ms Chi-On Kwok, Assistant Marketing Communications Manager

APLF Limited
17/F China Resources Building
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2827-6211
Fax: +852-2827-7831
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June 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm

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A Statement from Quest on Behalf of the Campaign Team for the FIFA Presidency of HRH Prince Ali of Jordan

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LONDON, May 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Prior to announcing his candidacy in January, Prince Ali engaged Quest, under the leadership of Lord Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, to ensure the highest levels of integrity and ethical standards throughout his campaign for the presidency of FIFA. This included ensuring ethical behaviour by everyone associated with Prince Ali’s campaign, as well as guarding against any threats to the integrity of the election process, attempts to smear Prince Ali’s reputation or campaign dirty tricks, by any source.

In keeping with this guidance from Prince Ali, his campaign team has routinely referred unsolicited inquiries that appeared to involve questionable behaviour to Quest to determine whether offers made presented any threat to Prince Ali, his reputation or the integrity of the election process.

Today’s report on Agent France Presse (AFP) of what appears to be an attempt to “blackmail” Prince Ali is one of several unsolicited offers from individuals claiming to have information that could be helpful to his campaign that was turned over to Quest.

The first approach which was the subject of today’s report was received in January.

In April, Prince Ali’s campaign team was contacted by another individual who claimed the ability to deliver 47 votes, in addition to what appeared to be illegally obtained information relating to the financial activities of Mr. Sepp Blatter. The campaign referred the matter to Quest, instructed them to reject the offer and to engage with relevant law enforcement agencies. The individual’s claims to have obtained information illegally are now under police investigation.

Prince Ali’s campaign has not received any offers involving questionable behaviour or potential illegalities from FIFA Member Associations or individuals claiming to act on their behalf.

A senior member of HRH Prince Ali’s campaign team said: “These unethical and seemingly illegal offers are indicative of the current aura of corruption that continues to tarnish FIFA’s reputation. All such approaches have been referred to the police. Prince Ali will continue to work with the correct authorities in his determination to root out intimidation at FIFA.”

Source: QUEST

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June 1, 2015 at 3:19 pm

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Aquarist Chamber Promises Aquarium Hobbyists ‘You Name it, We Find it’

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — A one-stop shop for all your aquarium needs with local breeding facilities and retail services for fresh water livestock and licenses to provide import and export services for livestock and products, AQUARIST CHAMBER PTE LTD has been providing for aquatic hobbyists since 2013. Livestock consists of a wide variety of freshwater ornamental shrimps and fish, along with products imported directly from Japan, Taiwan, Europe and South America to meet the needs and demands of aquatic hobbyists in Singapore.

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The rearing of freshwater ornamental shrimp has been gathering pace in the aquarium scene with unknown breeds still being explored. With such vast areas still left unexplored this has led hobbyists to appreciate these “little critters”, ranging from competition grade ‘Pure Red Lines’ Crystal Red Shrimps and Lowkeys from Japan to quality German bred Spotted Pintos imported from renowned breeders direct from Germany such as Michael Nadal. The list of species/variants may be vast but at Aquarist Chamber there are housing and breeding facilities that accommodate most and if some are not available in the facilities, “You name it, we find it”.

Besides bringing the best ornamental shrimp varieties into Singapore for hobbyists and export, Aquarist Chamber has ventured into bringing the best quality ornamental fish directly from Brazil. Aquarists Chamber has partnered with renowned Brazilian collector/exporter, W.B. Sabby, to import high quality Wild Discus and Apistogramma that were once only supplied to Japan and Europe. Agreements have also been made with another renowned Brazilian exporter to expand the availability of other rare and exotic species of ornamental fish into this region. Highlighting this year, there will be an additional partnership made with a well-known exporter from Peruto bring the best ornamental fish from the Amazon. Again “You name it, we find it”.

At Aquarist Chamber, we aim to let all hobbyists create a perfect and stable environment for our delicate shrimps, and aquatic flora and fauna. With that said, Aquarist Chamber has worldwide distributorship for reputable brands such as Lowkeys and Aqua Eden. Aquarists Chamber also provides sales/distribution of many other well-known brands as the company believes in providing trusted aquatic products that will provide a stable aquatic environment for hobbyists to enjoy. Aquarists Chamber are constantly striving to provide only the best to hobbyists.

About UBM Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd. (

A member of the UBM Asia Group of Companies, we organise events and conferences in a variety of industries, including aquatic and pet, cruise tourism, information technology, jewellery, paper and nonwovens, etc. The company stages leading events in its targeted industries across the world, attracting quality exhibitors, trade visitors, conference attendees and speakers from all over the world. These events are important business platforms where our customers can meet and network with their new and existing business partners face-to-face.

About UBM Asia (

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 US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and 1,300 staff in 24 major cities. We operate in 20 market sectors with 230 exhibitions and conferences, 23 trade publications, 20 online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

About UBM plc (

UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print, and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, and from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,600 staff members in 31 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and to work effectively and efficiently in their respective markets.

For media information, please contact:

Joelle Quah
Senior Marketing Executive
UBM Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 6592 0888 ext 897

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June 1, 2015 at 1:10 pm

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Female and Teens in Asia Interact More with Ads on Large-screen Tablets

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-Appier releases cross-screen user behavior insights giving game marketers an inside look into gamers’ profiles across different devices to build smarter promotion.

TAIPEI /PRNewswire/ — Appier, a leading Artificial Intelligence technology company offering versatile cross-screen marketing solutions, today released an infographic highlighting the cross-screen user behaviors for gaming industry in seven Asian markets, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, andVietnam.

In this mobile world, games have evolved to become a part of our lives across different devices, which can be played anywhere and at anytime. It’s crucial for game marketers to strategize and localize their game promotions for each market with intelligence, as well as to build customized user database for each advertising campaign for optimized campaign efficiency and ROI.

This infographic, based on a sample of 370 billion data points from Appier database in the second half of 2014, is designed to provide marketers in the gaming industry with insights on how the users interact with gaming ads across different devices — smartphones, tablets and PCs. It delivers the following key takeaways for the seven Asian markets to advertisers.

  • Female users respond more to ads than males: Female users contribute higher click through rates (CTR) than males in all the seven examined markets.
  • Teenagers is the more favorable user group for higher CTRs: Teens in the age group of 14-18 are the most active users to interact with online ads, while the users in the age group of 25-34 in Vietnam and in the age group of 45-54 in Indonesia contribute high CRTs too.
  • More CTRs happen on Android platforms than iOS in five Asian markets, while the CRTs on iOS is higher than Android in Singapore and Malaysia.
  • More CTRs of gaming ads go to mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) while the CTRs on PCs is the lowest among the three types of devices, except for Vietnam where the CTRs on PCs is higher than tablets.
  • Screen size of mobile devices matters to CTRs of gaming ads. Tablets with larger screens (9.7- to 10.1-inch) receive better CTRs than tablets with smaller screens (7- to 8.8-inch) in all the seven markets. However, higher CTRs happen to smartphones with smaller screens than larger screens (5- to 6.5-inch) in four Southeast Asian markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

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June 1, 2015 at 12:37 pm

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Overwhelming Interest in New Generation Deep Ocean Mineral Ingredient at Fi Vietnam

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TAIPEI /PRNewswire/ — Enriched Deep Ocean Minerals (DOM®) were launched for the first time inVietnam to the food ingredient industry at the Fi Vietnam tradeshow, with Pacific Deep Ocean Biotech Co Ltd determined to make its DOM® trademark a household name in Asian Nutrition. Already launched in Taiwan, mainland China, Japan, and Australia, over the next six months the company will continue to strategically launch, with Hong Kong next followed by Thailand, Indonesia and India.

Mr. Harry Chai, Global Business Development Manager, commented, “Vietnamese companies embraced our standardized, enriched Deep Ocean Mineral ingredients with unprecedented enthusiasm. The rapidly expanding Vietnamese nutrition and supplement industry saw immediate application for our DOM® products in the sports performance and cholesterol control segments.”

Pacific Deep Ocean Biotech attended the Food ingredients (Fi) Trade Show, May 20-22 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Fi Vietnam is an event attended by progressive food companies seeking new and innovative ingredients to add nutrition to their food and beverage products.

Chai also noted, “The most interest came from formulators, manufacturers, MLMs, and distributors wanting to import and distribute our enriched and standardized holistic Deep Ocean Minerals for the local supplement and beverage industry. One beverage manufacturer saw the value of DOM®‘s “natural” claim and wanted to use it in their natural sports and energy drink formulations.”

Vietnam is a fast developing country with a great potential and momentum for business growth. Pacific Deep Ocean Biotech was very pleased to discover the business opportunities and interest from local Vietnamese companies to established sound business relationships.

With the success of this trade show, PDOB will be back to Ho Chi Minh City again for Fi Vietnam next year. Looking forward to see you all soon!

About PDOB:

For the last 10 years, the Directors of Pacific Deep Ocean Biotech (PDOB) have been developing a new source of mineral nutrition from the deep ocean waters located at the East Coast of Taiwan where it is uniquely possible to access from the shoreline. PDOB supplies standardized and customized deep ocean mineral compounds for the beverage and nutritional supplement industry supported by clinical research. Our team has upgraded the concentration process to produce a pure mineral and trace element concentrate (Liquid) that can be easily absorbed by the human body. PDOB has also developed a Deep Ocean Mineral Powder that can be formulated into heath supplement products. Our products are standardized on Magnesium and contain over 70 different minerals and trace elements. PDOB‘s Deep Ocean Mineral Complexes are supported by published scientific studies. The main applications for beverage are associated with fatigue relief and accelerated recovery after physical challenge. PDOB has its head office in Taipei, International Office in Germany, and manufacturing facilities on the east coast of Taiwan. Our mineral solutions are certified ISO, HACCP, Kosher, and Halal.

Harry Chai, Senior Global Business Development Manager
Pacific Deep Ocean Biotech (PDOB)

Source: Pacific Deep Ocean Biotech

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June 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm

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Sydney lights up for Tottenham Hotspur FC

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Sydney lit up when legendary English football club Tottenham Hotspur FC took a climb up the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which was specially illuminated in blue and white lights and with projections of Spurs players on the iconic structure’s sandstone pylons, to celebrate the team’s arrival into the Harbour City Thursday morning.

Harry Kane Sydney Harbour Bridge pylon projection Destination NSW
Harry Kane Sydney Harbour Bridge pylon projection Destination NSW

The full squad took time out to see the harbour bathed in colour and light for Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas. As they enjoyed a special BridgeClimb, the players could be seen from below making their way across what is affectionately known as “the coathanger” thanks to their special illuminated vests.

To welcome the legendary football club to Sydney, the western side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge was also lit up in shades of blue and white and with images of Spurs’ Captain and goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris; Spurs’ striker, Harry Kane; and Spurs’ midfielder Christian Eriksen projected onto the pylons.

On making their way down from the Bridge, Harry Kane took the opportunity to grab a ‘selfie’ with their projections behind them on the Bridge pylons.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane said “Sydney is a great city and it’s been amazing so far since we got here this morning. I’ve managed to see the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. It looks like a great city and I’m really enjoying my time here. I’ll definitely be coming back on a holiday one day and telling all my mates to come along as well.”

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris said “It’s my first time in Sydney and I’m really enjoying my time. We are all really excited to discover this nice city.”

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said “Tottenham Hotspur has been a football institution for over 130 years, and we are delighted to have secured their only Australian game for Sydney through our tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. This visit will showcase Sydney to a global audience and attract visitors from all around Australia and the world.

“While in Sydney, Tottenham will also have the chance to check out more of Sydney’s attractions including visiting Vivid Sydney, and a day sailing on our spectacular Sydney Harbour. We look forward to showing them why our beautiful city is the number one Australian destination for international visitors,” Mr Ayres said.

Tottenham Hotspur FC is in Sydney ahead of its friendly match against Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium on Saturday30 May, 2015.

Tickets are still available to this hotly-anticipated match with the renowned Brits and is set to be a once in a life-time game to see.

For more information on Sydney go to The full Vivid Sydney program and ticketing information is available at

Tickets to the Tottenham Hotspur vs Sydney FC game can purchased through Ticketek, at

Media Contacts:

Nadine Ghanem, Destination NSW
Tel: 02 9931 1135 Mob: 0477 753 833

Laura Kelly, Destination NSW
Tel: 02 9931 1164 Mob: 0411 777 676

Broadcast quality footage available to download here:

High res photography available to download here:

Hugo Lloris at the summit of Sydney Harbour Bridge Destination NSW
Hugo Lloris at the summit of Sydney Harbour Bridge Destination NSW
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June 1, 2015 at 12:24 pm

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4ipnet Launches the EAP705, a Universal Wall-plate 11ac Wireless Access Point for an Optimal Hotel Wi-Fi Experience

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TAIPEI/PRNewswire/ — 4ipnet, a leading provider of competitive and comprehensive wireless LAN solutions for meeting the Wi-Fi demands of tomorrow, today announced the launch of its newest universal wall-plate 802.11ac indoor access point, the EAP705. In addition to its compact size and affordable price point, the EAP705 provides enterprise-grade performance and security that guarantees reliable, secure, and high-performance Wi-Fi connectivity.

The EAP705’s pearl white inconspicuous design is perfect for blending into everyday working or living environments, and is ideal for decor-sensitive settings such as hotel rooms. It is capable of being mounted on either US or EU standard size wall outlets, and supports 802.3af PoE with two additional Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports. The expanded wired connectivity can be used for other in-room systems, such as IP phones or IPTVs. Along with a built-in USB charging port, the EAP705 provides a simple all-in-one solution for hotel guests.

On the performance end, the EAP705 comes with a two-stream 11ac design supporting up to 300 and 867 Mbps data rates in the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, respectively. Features such as Multicast to Unicast conversion, Layer 2 Firewall, and Optimal Client Filtering ensure a smooth and uninterrupted multimedia experience, minimizing the number of packet retries while increasing overall network performance. With potentially more than 10 devices in a single hotel room, the EAP705 guarantees that all devices can simultaneously use bandwidth-hungry applications without any delays or interruptions.

When deployed with 4ipnet WHG-series controllers, the total solution provides a comprehensive set of security and management functionality, such as browser-based user authentication, role-based user access control, guest account registration, and virtual network segregation. Furthermore, multiple EAP705 can be easily managed by the central controller, which also facilitates seamless roaming, load balancing, and rogue AP detection. With 4ipnet’s solution, network operators can enable a high performance and secure wireless environment, reducing customer complaints and eliminating security risks.

“The EAP705 is the best-in-class 11ac access point for hotel Wi-Fi, from both the performance and price-point perspectives,” said Michael Lin, director of 4ipnet. “Combined with the WHG controller’s fine-grained user access control and built-in PMS interface, hotels can offer a reliable next-generation Wi-Fi network to increase customer satisfaction and keep guests returning.”


The EAP705 is available immediately.

Please visit to make an inquiry.

About 4ipnet

Founded in 2002, 4ipnet offers an affordable all-in-one wireless LAN solution that combines AP management, user access control, social media login, multi-site cloud management, and network activity monitoring all within the same platform. With this design, many complexities of traditional WLAN deployments are simplified while simultaneously increasing cost-savings.

Along with a complete suite of guest Wi-Fi functionality, enterprise-grade security, and wireless performance optimization features, 4ipnet delivers a comprehensive and reliable Wi-Fi architecture at only a fraction of the cost of traditional WLAN solutions.

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June 1, 2015 at 12:01 pm

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Huawei Launches the Latest Smart Devices, Led by P8; A Revolutionary Light Painting Smartphone that Combines the Best of Fashion and Technology

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BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — After the successful launch of its newest smartphone in London in April, Huawei Consumer Business Group introduced the Huawei P8 as well as its latest wearable devices to the Southeast Asian market at the “Southeast Asia P8 & Wearable Launch” event. Taking place in Bangkok, where Huawei’s regional office is located, over 500 guests from 11 countries were invited to discover the technology and power behind Huawei’s latest smartphone and wearable products.

Huawei Consumer Business Group's executives, Steven Lau, Thomas Liu, Kevin Ho and Clement Wong introduce P8 and wearable devices to the Southeast Asian market at “Southeast Asia P8 & Wearable Launch” took place in Bangkok on the 28th May.
Huawei Consumer Business Group’s executives, Steven Lau, Thomas Liu, Kevin Ho and Clement Wong introduce P8 and wearable devices to the Southeast Asian market at “Southeast Asia P8 & Wearable Launch” took place in Bangkok on the 28th May.

P8 — where science meets aesthetic beauty

The star product of the launch is the Huawei P8 smartphone, a perfect blend of technology, sleek styling, usability and revolutionary low light camera features. The Huawei P8 is the culmination of the rich heritage of the P Series, which was introduced in 2012, focusing on style and functionality. More than a smartphone, the P8 strikes a perfect balance between beauty, minimalist aesthetics and usability.

P8’s design inspiration comes from the ancient tradition of libraries and hardcover books. Sleek, simple and elegant, it features a flat front and back design and ultra-narrow bezel, while superior craftsmanship means that the LCD screen has one of the largest screen to body ratios in the industry — taking up 78.3% of the surface.

The phone is 6.4mm thin, with dual SIM cards, and works seamlessly with a 4G network (where the service is available). Despite its advanced functionality, P8 is also one of the most user-friendly Android 4G smartphones with easy-to-use innovative features. The body is slimmer with a longer standby time than ever before, with 2600mAh battery and Kirin 930 64-bit Octa-Core chipset.

Introducing a new philosophy for camera design, P8’s camera is optimized for low light and high contrast. It is the best light painting camera smartphone available in the market today, offering a DSLR-level independent image processor. Director Mode is the industry’s first professional-level video capture function, which allows the P8 user to direct and control up to three other Android phones when shooting a video scene from four angles simultaneously, in addition to instant video clip editing.

User-friendly advancement

The Huawei P8 is designed to have a natural connection to human nature, providing solutions to common pain points and meeting consumers’ needs. For instance, addressing the problem with people often misplacing their phone, you can now wake up the phone via the Specific Voice command: Say “Where are you,” and the phone will answer back with music and a voice message.

“The goal of Huawei P8 is to become the most user-friendly smartphone for consumers globally,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, “Through in-depth market research, Huawei has addressed the most pressing pain points for premium smartphone users today. Huawei seamlessly combines the best elements of style and durability in this device, delivering a revolutionary user experience — especially in terms of camera capabilities and network connectivity. Building on the outstanding market performance of Huawei’s P series, we fully believe the Huawei P8 will become one of the most popular smartphones of 2015.”

The “people, car, and home” connectivity

To ensure a seamless user experience, Huawei has also designed fashionable and innovative wearable products and accessories for consumers, such as Huawei TalkBand B2, which works in sync with P8 and can be remotely unlocked without entering a password. It can locate a user’s phone with just one simple touch on B2. Huawei AP007 13000 mAh Power Bank has two USB slots to charge two devices simultaneously and supports 5V 2A output to make the charging process quicker, to cater to the modern day user’s need to keep their devices powered throughout the day while on the go. Bringing consumers a smart and limitless experience, while staying connected to the world at all times through the idea of “people, car, and home” is the key business strategy for Huawei.

High potential in Southeast Asia

Kevin Ho, President of Handset Product line Huawei Consumer BG, said that Southeast Asia is one of the key markets for Huawei, and the company is very optimistic about the potential of this region, which is why Huawei is hosting the Southeast Asia launch event right after the global launch last month.

Southeast Asia is one of the most promising and high-potential economic entities in the world, both now and in the future. It is regarded as a strategic market and an engine driving fast growth of Huawei Consumer Business. In 2014, Huawei saw over 10 million total shipments in this region, and the shipments of our smartphones reached 3 million units. With the launch of P8, P8Max, and P8Lite this year, we expect the total shipments to reach 8 million units, a 160% increase,” said Mr Ho.

The company saw substantial growth in shipments in the region. Thomas Liu, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group Southeast Asia, commented: “From our recent report we can tell that in Q1 of 2015 smartphone shipment in the Southeast Asia achieved 120% increase compared to last year.” On the list of top 5 countries in terms of Huawei’s brand awareness is Myanmar, where brand awareness was recorded at 100%, and was the No.1 player with over 50% market share.

To tap into the opportunities in Southeast Asia, up to 1,500 customer service centres will be opened throughout this region. In the near future, Huawei will release a customer service mobile application and Offer Mail in Service (MIS) in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Myanmar, India and Thailand. Also in the pipeline is the plan for VIP service for high-end products.

About Huawei Consumer Business Group

By 2014, Huawei’s products and services have covered more than 170 countries, and a third of the world’s population. Huawei’s shipments of smartphones ranked third in the world in 2014. Huawei has 16 R&D centers have been set up in the US, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer Business Group is one of three businesses within Huawei, covering smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Based on more than 20 years of Huawei’s expertise in the telecom industry, built on Huawei’s global network, worldwide operations and business partners, Huawei Consumer Business Group is dedicated to providing the latest technology to the consumers and bringing the joy of technological advances to people all around the world. Huawei acts on its word and fulfills dreams.

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June 1, 2015 at 11:58 am

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