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Jin Jiang International Hotels Launches the Summer International Food Season

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — Japanese salmon sashimi, American Southern fried chicken steak on the bone, Italian seafood risotto… This summer, Jin Jiang International Hotels is rolling out its Summer International Food Season. Starting from today, fine cuisine from Japan, Switzerland, Italy and a host of countries will be served at Jin Jiang International Hotels across China, offering guests a chance to fully experience exotic flavors through the unique and exquisite cuisines of different countries and regions.

Summer International Food Season
Summer International Food Season

Hello Kitty Stars Endorse Yin Run Jin Jiang’s Japanese Food Festival

Apart from manga, cherry blossoms, television soap operas and the traditional tea ceremony, the most important aspect of Japan is its unique and creative cuisine, especially to food lovers. In Japanese culinary culture, every material is best when served fresh, and at its freshest when served raw. Furthermore, Japanese cuisine highly values the combination of the colors, the appearance and the taste of the food placed in front of the diner, making sure the food matches up perfectly with the exquisitely designed serving vessels, many of which come in unique shapes and designs.

This summer holiday, Yin Run Jin Jiang Castle Hotel, located in Anji county, the heart of China’s bamboo country, is rolling out its Japanese Food Festival, serving food aficionados the best that Japanese cuisine can offer. Guests will be presented with delicacies in the quintessential range of colors and sumptuous tastes for which Japan is known, at a venue in the middle of the lush bamboo forest, with the popular Hello Kitty Garden stars all over the world over in attendance.

Yin Run Jin Jiang Castle Hotel has the honor of being China’s first Hello Kitty resort and one that is located among lush bamboo forests. The hotel was built to maintain the look and feel of magnificent and classic European castles with a warm and elegant interior decor. Of note is that inside the Hello Kitty-themed guest rooms, the bed accessories, slippers and toothbrush sets are all embellished with Hello Kitty patterns. Hello Kitty fans will have found their paradise.

Chongqing Jin Jiang Oriental Hotel Delivers the Pure Flavor of Gruyères

Gruyères is a mountain village located on green and hilly land in the Swiss Alps where the traditional customs and crafts have been preserved through the generations and where the local inhabitants continue living a style of life that has always been centered on animal husbandry.

This summer, Chongqing Jin Jiang Oriental Hotel rolls out its Gruyères Western Combo, a set of dishes put together by the five-star chef of the hotel, matched up with the most exclusive ingredients and a variety of side dishes to deliver the most authentic and pure Gruyères flavor. From American-style fried chicken steak on the bone and premium calf ribs to Norwegian salmon and West Australian cold steak, accompanied by a menu of ideal cocktails for a hot summer day, all meant to relieve tension and pressure from daily life and work while spending a moment in the relaxing elegance of the hotel, the guest will feel that he or she has traversed from a swelteringChongqing summer day to the cool ambience at the foot of the Alps in just a few steps. Jin Jiang Oriental’s master bartenders will put on a live cocktail preparation show and guide customers in creating their own delicious and unique cocktail blends.

Xin Yang Jin Jiang Serves Authentic Italian Cuisine

Italy not only boasts some of the world’s most outstanding works of art and fashionable dresswear, but also one of the world’s most delicate and intricate range of cuisines — the various local cuisines that together create what is known as Italian cooking. Recently, Jin Jiang International Hotel Xinyang launched its Italian Food Season, showcasing Italian dishes with rich flavors, from various kinds of Italian salami sausages, each with their own unique taste, to delicious Italian salads. A wide range of Italian soups, stewed oxtail in tomato sauce, meat lasagna as well as drumsticks stewed in black vinegar are also on the menu. The hotel chef selects the freshest ingredients and applies his creative touch and exquisite cooking methods to offer up new experiences of summer dishes with strong Renaissance flavor. The hotel restaurant has also set up a special “do it yourself” cooking area for adventurous guests who would like to have a hand a creating Italian dishes on their own.

From the snowcapped Mount Fuji, to the pastures of Gruyères at the foot of the Alps, to mouthwatering classic Italian pasta, we invite you to be a guest at one of the hotels celebrating Jin Jiang International Hotels’s Summer International Food Season and enjoy the taste of delicate and delicious foods and wines from around the world.

About Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd.

Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd. (Jin Jiang International Hotels) has a portfolio of over 120 distinctive star rated hotels with a room inventory of over 35, 000 hotel rooms spread across 76 cities in China. Under the Jin Jiang branding concept, the company has a new premium “J” hotel brand, five star luxury properties and four star business properties.

Jin Jiang International Holdings Company Ltd. (“Jin Jiang” or the “Group”), is China’s premier hospitality conglomerate, owner, developer and operator of hotels across all market segments. The Group manages, through its wholly owned subsidiary Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd., the entire portfolio of owned and/or operated four and five-star hotels and its sister company Jin Jiang Inn which focuses on budget hotels. Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Company Ltd. is the leading operator and manager of hotels in China. Overall, the Group owns and operates a collection of over 1,767 hotels globally, and has a total room inventory in excess of 258, 000. Amongst them, 1,339 distinctive hotels and inns are located in more than 310 cities and towns within 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China.

Every Jin Jiang hotel is a memorable reflection of its destination’s unique style and culture. Jin Jiang International Hotels, with its qualified hotel management background and passion for excellence, dedicates itself to offering reputable hospitality services to its valued customers. With experience originating from the 1920s, its core competitiveness has accelerated in recent years. Together, the professional corporate and hotel management teams have extensive international hospitality experiences and backgrounds. This renowned company is rapidly growing and continues to strengthen and build its brand presence in China in addition to building into a strong internationally known brand.

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July 31, 2015 at 6:31 pm

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New Edge Heating Technology Release by Protochips

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RALEIGH, N.C. /PRNewswire/ — Protochips, Inc., ( today announced the availability Aduro with Edge technology. The revolutionary new Edge technology further increases thermal accuracy and uniformity for in situ heating experiments, while dramatically reducing thermal drift. Edge technology increases the performance of the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) by allowing scientists to visualize materials at the nano and atomic scale while at accurate and uniform temperatures.

The Aduro system for the TEM includes * TEM single-tilt (ST) or double-tilt (DT) holder: available for most major electron microscopes and accept all Aduro heating and electrical E-chips. For DT holders, a Beta Tilt Controller protects the TEM with a unique touch alarm circuit * Dual Channel Power Supply * Controller with Aduro Software * Aduro Software: GUI that includes temperature control, complete electrical source/measure package with a graphical output of the electrical analysis plus pre-configured modes of operation. * Cables
The Aduro system for the TEM includes * TEM single-tilt (ST) or double-tilt (DT) holder: available for most major electron microscopes and accept all Aduro heating and electrical E-chips. For DT holders, a Beta Tilt Controller protects the TEM with a unique touch alarm circuit * Dual Channel Power Supply * Controller with Aduro Software * Aduro Software: GUI that includes temperature control, complete electrical source/measure package with a graphical output of the electrical analysis plus pre-configured modes of operation. * Cables

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The Edge technology provides the unparalleled temperature accuracy, uniformity and low drift by combining the next generation of Aduro semiconductor based thermal sample supports with a redesigned holder in order to fundamentally improve in situ heating and electrical analysis.  By modifying the geometry of the ceramic membrane and enhancing other chip features, Protochips created an extremely uniform and stable heating platform. The second component of the Edge technology advantage is the redesigned TEM holder. From years of experience, customer feedback and an understanding of future market needs, the holder was optimized to improve signal isolation, mechanical stability and electrode contact. The Edge technology reduces total drift displacement of prior generations by over 90% and provides 99.5% temperature uniformity of the imaging area with 95% thermal accuracy.

“We created this technology specifically to bring quantifiable data to in situ microscopy,” said Aduro Product Manager Kyle Watson. “Scientists demand reproducibility to substantiate their research, which is impossible without a uniform temperature across the entire imaging area.”

Protochips is now taking orders for Aduro with Edge. Contact for more information.

About Protochips, Inc.

Protochips, based in the Research Triangle Region of NC, is the global leader for in situ electron microscopy products.  The revolutionary systems include Aduro for heating and electrical, Poseidon for liquid, electrical and heating and Atmosphere for pressurized gas and heating. Protochips’ innovative E-chip consumables, combined with Edge technology and the Clarity In Situ Software Suite, fundamentally change the way in situ microscopy is performed. With hundreds of systems in use in 24 countries, several hundred publications and an expanding international distribution network, Protochips is the in situ expert. For additional information,

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July 31, 2015 at 5:50 pm

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5 Ways to Craft a Compelling Media Pitch

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NEW YORK, /PRNewswire/ — Generating press coverage can be a challenge for most business owners – big and small. With a flooded media landscape, how can you connect with the journalists who matter in your market and ensure your pitches are being received and actually read?

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Humbert Luna, media strategist at Emerging Insider Communications, understands this unique challenge. In his latest post on PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit, he offers five strategies on how best to conduct your outreach.

Research. Luna suggests you should start local with your approach in order to determine who you want to pitch and why. Read publications and watch shows that you would want to be featured on and ensure you are compiling a media list that includes all relevant contact information that you’ve uncovered in your research.

Commonality. Try to glean insights on each of the reporters you are researching and include those tidbits in your pitch if applicable. These insights may help you grab the reporter’s attention, which in turn could lead to media coverage.

Why me? When crafting your pitch, keep in mind the reporter that you are addressing and their intended audience. Tailor your message to the specific journalist and lead in with the “why” to demonstrate you understand their outlet and what they cover. This may lead to your pitch standing out amongst the crowd.

To read the two remaining strategies that can enhance your media pitching success, read Luna’s article here:

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 ( 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.

Amanda Eldridge
Director, Strategic Channels

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July 31, 2015 at 5:48 pm

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Mundipharma and Economic Intelligence Unit Study Shines the Spotlight on Efficacy and Gaps in Asia’s National Cancer Control Plans

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Governments in Asia are finding it to be an increasingly difficult challenge to keep cancer at bay. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) projects that incidence of cancer in the region will rise by approximately 75% between 2008 and 2030, and mortality will increase at a slightly faster rate[1].

The surge of cancer diagnosis in Asia is pushing governments to address the growing challenge through national cancer control plans (NCCPs) and placing increased stress on healthcare systems.

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), in collaboration with Mundipharma, a pharmaceutical leader in pain management, assessed the extent and efficacy of such plans in the region from both developed and developing countries in a detailed report, Controlling cancer: The state of national cancer control plans in Asia.

The Mundipharma-sponsored EIU study summarized qualitative data collected from 10 Asian countries[2] and examined the nature of the challenge cancer represented to governments and healthcare systems. Several outstanding trends of increasing cancer rates were highlighted:

  • In developed countries, cancer is a leading killer and in developing ones it is catching up at an alarming rate
  • Population ageing, lifestyle choices, environmental pollution and ongoing infectious diseases were the main culprits of increased cancer rates
    • Population ageing: As population ages further, the number of cancer cases doctors face increase
    • Lifestyle choices: A combination of tobacco intake, dietary change and decreased physical activity has raised obesity rates, leading to marked rises in cancer risks
    • Environmental pollution: Air and water pollution in countries with rapidly growing economies are exacting an increased cancer burden
    • Ongoing infectious diseases: High rates of hepatitis in the region help explain widespread incidence of liver cancer in many of the countries, as well as human papillomaviruses being the leading cause of cervical cancer
  • The three countries most successful at fighting cancer are the wealthiest

The report also called out distinct NCCP efforts in each country and outcomes of such programmes, and identified areas governments could direct their attention to in improving cancer control plans.

  • A need for a more holistic approach to cancer care: Besides Australia and Malaysia, most countries in the study fall short in some way to provide comprehensive services across the entire range of cancer control
  • A need to engage more with those outside the healthcare system: Apart from Taiwan and Myanmar, most countries/regions in the study do not engage a wider range of stakeholders into the battle and convince the general population to the idea of modern cancer control

Notably, an examination of palliative care in the region proved to be an area where most countries are unable to properly integrate into their NCCPs. Australia and Malaysia were identified as the only countries involved in the study with substantial palliative care systems. In an earlier report also sponsored by Mundipharma, data highlighted the need to develop more effective pain management practices that will require collaborative efforts from institutional, social and regulatory organisations[3].

Raman Singh, President, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa, Mundipharma, commented:Controlling cancer: The state of national cancer control plans in Asia has provided us with a clear dissection of each country’s efforts to address the challenge that cancer poses in the region and plays an excellent guide to enable healthcare sectors with the ability to identify areas of improvement. At Mundipharma, we strongly advocate the importance and availability of pain management as part of palliative care and we consider it to be our responsibility to ensure that patients get the best possible opportunity to treat pain effectively.”

Mundipharma continues to invest in stakeholder education through diverse informational programs, including their regional Pain Forums, PainFocus website, an educational online portal for healthcare professionals and patients, as well as their Pain Assessment via Pain Scale initiatives such as Pain Stethoscope.

The report is available for download on

For further information please contact:

Stephenie Vasko
Communications Director – Asia, Latin America & Middle East
PH +65-6303-9732

About Mundipharma

The Mundipharma network of independent associated companies consists of privately owned companies and joint ventures covering the world’s pharmaceutical markets. These companies are committed to bringing to patients the benefits of pioneering treatment options in the core therapy areas of oncology, pain, respiratory and rheumatoid arthritis.

About The Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit is the world leader in global business intelligence. It is the business-to-business arm of The Economist Group, which publishes The Economist newspaper. The Economist Intelligence Unit helps executives make better decisions by providing timely, reliable and impartial analysis on worldwide market trends and business strategies.



Rengaswamy Sankaranrayanan et al., “Managing the Changing Burden of Cancer in Asia,” BMC Medicine, 2014


10 Asian countries/regions Australia, mainland China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam


Current Practices of Cancer and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Management: A Pan-Asian Study (ACHEON Study)

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July 31, 2015 at 5:48 pm

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Product Differentiation Crucial to Tap North American Hosted IP Telephony and UCC Services MarketProduct Differentiation Crucial to Tap North American Hosted IP Telephony and UCC Services Market

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— Mergers and acquisitions are redistributing power as the market enters mass-adoption stage, finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., /PRNewswire/ — The North American hosted Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and unified communications and collaboration (UCC) services market is undergoing major changes as it transitions from the early-adopter to mass-adoption stage. Growth rates are accelerating due to an increase in customer awareness of cloud communications benefits. Greater scrutiny of service quality and reliability is compelling providers to differentiate through innovative features and to scout for mergers and acquisitions in order to gain efficiencies and achieve economies of scale.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the North American Hosted IP Telephony and UCC Services Market (, finds that the market reached 8 million installed users in 2014 and estimates this to reach 41.9 million installed users by 2021.

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Small and medium businesses (SMBs) will account for the majority of installed users and a considerable portion of new users for these flexible, economical outsourced communications solutions. Larger distributed organizations looking to consolidate communications infrastructure, optimize IT operations, and cost-efficiently manage remote and mobile worker communications will follow suit, contributing to a growing percentage of users.

“Budget and resource constraints, as well as the appeal of faster access to advanced features, and the ability to supplement limited in-house IT staff, are lending momentum to hosted services among SMBs,” said Frost & Sullivan Unified Communications & Collaboration Program Director Elka Popova. “Among larger distributed organizations, concerted service provider efforts, in addition to maturing technologies and business models, will drive adoption.”

Rapid penetration of hosted services among larger businesses, which require more advanced features and typically engage for a longer term, will help propel profitability in the North American IP telephony and UCC services space. The market will receive an additional boost as vendors with a differentiated value proposition target new customer segments.

Despite this large-scale shift to the cloud, control and security will remain key customer concerns. Apprehensions surrounding reliability, customization, and integration often tip the scales in favor of premises-based deployments. Furthermore, new business models in the premises-based solutions domain, including subscription-based pricing and fully managed solutions, entice customers to retain or upgrade existing on-premises investments rather than opt for hosted solutions.

“Going beyond features and functionality, service providers must offer strong customer onboarding, consistent support, a balanced mix of automated sales and consultation, as well as efficient service provisioning and upgrades,” urged Frost & Sullivan Unified Communications & Collaboration Program Manager Robert Arnold. “With entrants vying for market share and many participants joining forces through mergers and acquisitions, vendors must align their growth objectives with market needs, portfolio capabilities, and marketing approaches to carve their place in the still-untapped North American market.”

Analysis of the North American Hosted IP Telephony and UCC Services Market is part of the Enterprise Communications ( Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Enterprise Communications Platforms and Endpoints Market, Partner Growth Opportunities in the Evolving UC Market, and Regional Growth Opportunities for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Phones. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

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July 31, 2015 at 5:42 pm

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Domestic Mobile Accessories in One Place: Opening of KITAS 2015 in August at COEX

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SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — #EXPO — The 5th Korea IT Accessory & Smart Device Show 2015, which will showcase all domestic mobile accessories and smart devices, will run for three days from Aug. 20 to 22 in Hall C at COEX in Seoul.

Under the theme “More than you imagine,” the 5th KITAS is Korea’s only event for mobile accessories and smart devices. One hundred-fifty companies will run 250 booths within an area of 5,164m2.

The products will be divided into six groups: Smartphones and Tablets, Desktops and Laptops, Storage Devices, Bags, and Next Devices. Moreover, there will be an array of products that can be connected to smartphones using Bluetooth, including devices for wearables, mobile healthcare, smart toys, and portable fish finders, as well as mobile accessories, including protective films and cases.

In addition, as two more events will be held simultaneously during the exhibition, visitors can see a wide selection of brands and products. One event is Smart Sound Show 2015, which will display personal audio products, including earphones, headphones, and Bluetooth speakers. The other event is Smart+Car Accessory Show 2015, which will introduce an assortment of automobile accessories, including navigation equipment, dash cams, smart key systems, and TPMS sensors.

Companies that want to participate must apply by July 31. Interested companies should send an application form and a copy of their business license via fax (02-569-3702) as quickly as possible.

More specific information about KITAS 2015 ( can be found on its website. For other questions, please contact the office (tel: 02-569-3700, fax: 02-569-3702) or send an email to


Source: AVING News

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July 31, 2015 at 5:35 pm

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‘Create more’ with Wacom Intuos Pro

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— Wacom offers free tutorials, downloadable brush sets and tablet preferences as well as special offers to photographers and illustrators. All this, plus inspiring stories about stunning artwork by eleven of the world’s best artists are now available on

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Wacom has today launched its global promotion campaign — ‘Create more’. Targeting both professionals and experienced enthusiasts in the photography and illustration fields, Wacom offers a range of tools to inform, inspire and help them create even more. A range of high quality content and downloads including free tutorials from professional artists will be available on a dedicated website. From July 15thuntil December 31st artists can also benefit from a special value pack with free software and additional offers upon purchasing an Intuos Pro pen tablet. More information and links to both the detailed offer and the downloadable items are available on Wacom’s ‘Create more’ website.

For the full multimedia release, click here:

Benjamin Von Wong Artwork
Benjamin Von Wong Artwork
Natalie Shau Artwork
Natalie Shau Artwork
Creating a perfect portrait with Miss Led
Creating a perfect portrait with Miss Led
Colorize a portrait photo with Robert Hranitzky
Colorize a portrait photo with Robert Hranitzky

The ‘Create more’ campaign features eleven internationally recognized artists from around the world. They share their secrets of success in video tutorials and e-books as well as artwork and helpful hints such as brush sets or tablet preferences to use. Among them are: Miss Led, an award-winning illustrator from London; Ben Von Wong, a visual engineer and photographer from Canada; Alberto Montt, an illustrator and cartoonist from Chile; the German motion designer Robert Hranitzky; and Natalie Shau from Lithuania, who combines photography and illustration.

‘Create more’ inspiring artists

Brooke A. Allen, Comic Book Artist & Illustrator, USA
Robert Hranitzky, Motion Designer & Photographer, Germany
Crystal Kung, Illustrator, Taiwan
Miss Led, Illustrator, UK
Alberto Montt, Cartoonist & Illustrator, Chile
Ohagi, Illustrator, Japan
Natalie Shau, Digital Artist & Photographer, Lithuania
Guy Shield, Illustrator, Australia
Adrian Sommeling, Digital Artist & Photographer, Netherlands
Benjamin Von Wong, Visual Engineer & Photographer, Canada
Koji Yoda, Art Director & Collage Artist, Japan

Using the right tools
The most popular model in the Wacom range, the Intuos Pro pen tablet, offers ample workspace for illustrators or photo editors who need the accuracy, precision and comfort of a traditional pen or brush. It provides 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity, recognizes pen tilt, supports multi-touch gestures and features customizable ExpressKeys to give quick access to shortcuts for a seamless and speedy workflow. The innovative Intuos Pro combines Wacom’s finest pen capabilities with intuitive multi-touch control, perfect for using with a Mac or PC.

Running from July 15th to December 31st, 2015, the ‘Create more’ campaign offers anyone who buys an Intuos Pro full access to a value pack which will include a free one year pro membership to AutoDesk Sketchbook, a 30-day membership to online video training from and a free software package (Perfect Effects 9 Premium) fromon1.

Developing ideas through the Wacom community
Users who choose to register on the ‘Create more’ website to receive the content, can also choose to sign up to the Wacom community. They will benefit from ongoing special offers, tips and tricks, regular newsletters with interest articles and more inspirational content from professional artists to help in training and creation.

Sign up here to get access to the free tutorials:

‘Create more’ promotions are available from July 15th until December 31st.

More information about ‘Create more’ and the participating artists can be found here:
Images, artwork and teaser videos are available for editorial use on request.
Please contact

About Wacom
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727) with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality.

Millions of people worldwide use the wireless and battery free pressure sensitive digital pen technology to operate their smartphones, media tablets or desktop computers and express their individual creativity. The company offers its products also as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Mosttablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.

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July 31, 2015 at 5:27 pm

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High Quality Faulhaber DC Motors Now Available from RS Components

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-Select range of motors and controllers, with patented performance-enhancing design, bring reliable, silent motion to high-end automation and control

BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc(LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, is now offering a selected range of Faulhaber products, including DC micromotors, brushless DC servomotors, DC geared motors and speed controllers.

High quality Faulhaber DC Motors now available from RS Components
High quality Faulhaber DC Motors now available from RS Components
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In total, RS has selected 24 motors covering a range of sizes, output speeds, supply voltages and output torque. All feature Faulhaber’s patented skew-wound rotor technology, which ensures high torque in relation to motor size and weight, high efficiency, smooth rotor positioning with no cogging, low torque ripple, and high linearity and sensitivity. The rotor also has low inertia, which allows fast dynamic response in applications that involve frequent starting and stopping.

The portfolio includes 12 brushed DC micromotors, selected from Faulhaber’s CXR series with graphite brushes for high power capability and long lifetime, the SR series with built-in high-resolution encoder and precious-metal commutation giving low contact resistance, and the SR-Flat series for highly space-constrained applications. The selection includes 6V, 12V and 24V motors, torque from 0.35mNm to 40mNm, and shaft diameters of 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm or 4mm.

In addition, RS has selected five brushless motors that are ideal for heavy-duty servo applications with frequent overload conditions as well as for continuous duty applications, thanks to their slot-less design and high-inertia rotor. These include four 4-pole motors, which provide the benefit of high torque and robust construction capable of withstanding high shock and vibration, and an ultra-flat 12V 7000rpm motor with built-in speed controller.

A further seven brushed motors with integrated spur-type or planetary gear head further extend the options available, offering increased torque and output speeds of a few hundred rpm or as low as 4rpm.

The SC1801-3530 speed controller for brushless motors, and its associated programming board, complete the Faulhaber range currently available at RS. The compact controller, with convenient screw-type terminal strips for motor and power supply, has flexible interfacing options that allow use in applications such as distributed automation systems, handling and tooling devices, or pumps.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Telephone: +65-6430-3324

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin

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July 31, 2015 at 5:19 pm

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Sunway Hotels & Resorts Announces Partnership With AirAsia Big

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-Members of AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme can earn up to 7X BIG Points when they stay at participating Sunway Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Sunway Hotels & Resorts announces a new partnership with AirAsia BIG, one of Asia’s leading loyalty programme. Commencing 1 August 2015, members of AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme are able to earn BIG Points when they book rooms with Sunway Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam via the Hotel’s Internet Booking Engine (IBE) at

The Villas at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Kuala Lumpur
The Villas at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Kuala Lumpur

Through this partnership, AirAsia BIG members can now earn points for every MYR1.00 or USD1.00 spent on a qualifying minimum of two (2) nights’ stay in Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, The Villas, Sunway Pyramid Tower East and Sunway Putra Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Perak, Sunway Hotel Georgetown and Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya in Penang, Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh in Cambodia and Sunway Hotel Hanoi inVietnam. And to celebrate this partnership, Sunway Hotels & Resorts will offer up to 7X BIG Points, which is the equivalent of up to 28,000 BIG Points during selected periods.

These BIG Points earned can be redeemed for free travels to places like Penang from just 4,500 BIG Points,Phnom Penh from 6,500 BIG Points or choose to explore even further destinations with BIG Fixed Points. The points for each route are determined by its travelling time.

“With more than 14 million existing AirAsia BIG members from 150 countries worldwide and counting, this partnership enables Sunway Hotels & Resorts to reach out to more travellers which is in line with our direction of enhancing our reach to a wider market worldwide. This partnership will bring great visibility to our portfolio of hotels and allow us to offer additional rewards to guests and to the travel community. Now, our guests can travel more when they stay with us“, said Albert Cheong, CEO and Group General Manager of Sunway Hotels & Resorts.

The Hotel aspires to surpass the needs and expectations of avid global travellers and guests by continually refreshing its hotel products, services and programmes. This includes adding new range of products into the portfolio which can be seen in the recent launch of Sunway Putra Hotel in Kuala Lumpur; and the upcoming completion of Sunway Pyramid Tower West and Sunway Velocity Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, which upon completion would be part of this reward programme.

“We have come together with Sunway Hotels & Resorts to announce a lifestyle partnership that will present hospitality rewards to our BIG Members. Being a BIG Member is gratifying as they get to enjoy benefits such as priority access for AirAsia flight sales and redeem free AirAsia flights to over 100 destinations from as low as 500 BIG Points. By bringing together two of the renowned names in the travel and hospitality industry, this partnership will prove itself as a rewarding experience to avid travellers as they earn their BIG Points with Sunway Hotels & Resorts, and fly for free with AirAsia BIG,” said Alice Goh, CEO of AirAsia BIG.

To be eligible to earn BIG Points, existing members must book room stays directly through the Hotel website and BIG Points are earned based on best available room rate charge or best available room rates with breakfast. For more terms and conditions, log on to


Sunway Hotels & Resorts operates 11 hotels in key cities in Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam, representing over 3,000 guestrooms at its owned and managed properties. The Hospitality Group, a subsidiary of Sunway Berhad, one of Malaysia’s leading property developer, operates a diverse portfolio of hospitality assets and services that includes ownership and management of an integrated resort city with a cluster of hotels with large scale convention, meeting and exhibition facilities, to private villa resorts, a wellness retreat and a collection of 5, 4 and 3-star hotels in mixed-use development. For more information, please visit:


AirAsia BIG Loyalty Programme is operated by Think Big Digital Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture between AirAsia and Tune Money. AirAsia BIG is the global points currency serving AirAsia and the Tune Group. Under the programme, members earn BIG Points from AirAsia, Tune Talk, Tune Hotels, and many other partners including Budget, Avis, Starhub, Petronas, WCT Holdings Berhad and major banks such as DBS, Citibank, CIMB, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank Mandiri, CIMB Niaga, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Bangkok Bank and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). In conjunction with Tune Money, Think Big Digital provides the loyalty program for the BIG MasterCard Prepaid Card, co-branded and affinity payment products, giving cardholders the opportunity to earn BIG Points and redeem for AirAsia flights and many other specialty merchandise and hotel rewards. For more information, please

Farizal B Jaafar
Tel: +603-7495-1551

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Source: Sunway International Hotels & Resorts

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July 31, 2015 at 5:15 pm

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American Companies Commemorate Singapore’s History and Offer Shared Vision for the Future

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham) celebrates Singapore’s 50th anniversary today by launching a commemorative report, Reflections: Perspectives from the American Business Community. Reflections describes AmCham members’ contributions to the development of Singapore and presents their insights on the business outlook for the coming decade. Based on interviews with senior executives and a special SG50 membership survey, the report highlights the American business community’s commitment to Singapore and optimism about their future here.

“The thousands of American companies operating in Singapore employ tens of thousands of Singaporeans,” stated AmCham Executive Director Judith Fergin. “Significant numbers of Singaporeans occupy senior positions in member companies’ operations in Singapore and abroad. Reflections documents that AmCham members expect their Singapore workforce to grow in line with their rising investment.”

The United States is Singapore’s largest source of foreign direct investment with over US$154 billion invested. The first wave of American companies arrived in Singapore more than 100 years ago; the favorable business climate has supported growth in the number of American companies and amount of investment to today’s significant levels. Survey respondents cite the ease of conducting business, stable political environment, and sound infrastructure as the top three advantages of investing in Singapore.

Over 60 percent of survey respondents expect their company’s investment here to grow over the next ten years. Over 70 percent of respondent companies have made Singapore their regional headquarters and still more useSingapore as a regional hub for at least some of the their business line. Many of those that have not already located headquarters here anticipate that their company will move their regional offices to Singapore by 2025.

While respondents and interviewees are overwhelmingly positive about Singapore’s future, they pointed to cost and labor availability as potential brakes on growth.

“Ultimately, it is value that matters to companies. A highly productive employee is a great investment in competitiveness,” said Fergin. “Everyone companies, employees, and the government needs to work together to ensure that we can continue to create that value.”

She added, “Many American investments in Singapore are intellectual property-intensive, high technology-generating, and customer service-centric. We want to work with Singapore’s government and educational institutions to help ensure that the workforce’s knowledge and skills match anticipated demand.”

To learn more about the report and download a copy, please visit


The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore is the leading international business association inSingapore, with over 5,000 members representing more than 750 companies. American companies’ direct investment in Singapore exceeds an estimated US$154 billion.

For further information, contact:

Thomas H. McNutt
Head of Government & Public Affairs
Phone: +65 6597 5732

Source: The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

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July 31, 2015 at 5:09 pm

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