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Y Loft, Youth Square Receives Guests of the 50,000th Booking

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Y Loft of Youth Square received the guests of the 50,000th booking recently. This year marks the 5th anniversary of the Youth Square. To celebrate the occasion, Y Loft offered one free night accommodation of a Twin Room plus a set lunch for two at PB Cafe to the guests.

The guests are from China and were satisfied with the facilities and services provided by Y Loft. They expressed that they used to stay at Y Loft every time they visit their friends in Hong Kong and said, “Y Loft is a very good hostel and suitable for youths to stay.” They gave Y Loft 5 star excellent rating on travel website and introduced online users to choose Y Loft.

Ms Zhang Yang Yang and Ms Chen Jie, guests from China, are happy to become the guests of the 50,000th booking of Y Loft.
Ms Zhang Yang Yang and Ms Chen Jie, guests from China, are happy to become the guests of the 50,000th booking of Y Loft.

Located in Youth Square, Chai Wan Hong Kong, Y Loft is a hostel providing hospitality to overseas and local youths and organizations. It is a three-minute walk from Chai Wan MTR Station which is convenient for visitors to travel around. It houses 148 rooms located in the Main Block and Hostel Block of Youth Square. Room selection includes Twin Rooms, as well as Triple Rooms, House of Six, Duplex and Accessible Rooms.

Equipped with full-service facilities like The Oasis, SkyTrack, common area, fitness centre and laundry marts, etc., Y Loft provides a perfect accommodation for budget travellers all over the world. It also offers concession rate to youth organization or youth activities held by non-profit organization or International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and International Youth Travel Card (IYTC) members. The concession rate ceiling for twin room is HK$640 or US$82 per night (an additional 10% service charge apply) (extra 10% to 20% seasonal discount for three consecutive nights or above). For reservation, travellers or youths can refer to the website of Youth Square about Y Loft at or via email or by phone at +852-3721-8994.

Y Loft was awarded by TripAdvisor the “Certificate of Excellence” recognising the top performance business with 4 stars for three consecutive years in 2012-2014.

New World Facilities Management Company Limited

New World Facilities Management Company Limited is a non-profit making company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New World Development Company Limited (Stock Code: 17.HK). Embracing the mission of youth development and supporting youth to contribute to society, we strive to develop Youth Square as the platform for youth to exchange knowledge and experience and to develop and discover their potential.

For more information on New World Facilities Management Company Limited, please visit

Youth Square

Youth Square is a project commissioned by the Home Affairs Bureau of HKSAR Government, and aims to be the hub of diversified youth development activities for youth to develop their potential. Youth Square has a 643-seat Y Theatre, Y Studio, multi-function areas and Y Loft with 148 guest rooms. Youth Square is located in Chai Wan and is managed and operated by New World Facilities Management Company Limited on a non-profit making basis.

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July 2, 2015 at 6:53 pm

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Houston Airport System Plans for Spaceport Approved by FAA

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HOUSTON /PRNewswire/ — The Houston Airport System (HAS) has been granted a Launch Site License from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that enables Ellington Airport (EFD) to establish itself as a launch site for Reusable Launch Vehicles (RLV), making it the 10th commercial spaceport in the United States.

Nearly two years after Houston City Council members gave their overwhelming support for the project, the FAA’s formal approval opens the door for plans that could see Ellington Airport become a focal point for aerospace operations, such as the launching of micro satellites, astronaut training, zero gravity experimentation, spacecraft manufacturing and a host of other potential activities.

Houston will play a lead role in commercial space operations in the 21st century,” said Houston Mayor Annise Parker. “We believe a licensed Spaceport in Houston will not only serve as an economic generator for the city but also enhance Houston’s well-deserved reputation as a leader and key player in the aerospace industry.”

After working closely with the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, HAS now can move forward in establishing the required infrastructure and support facilities needed to accommodate RLVs — which execute horizontal launches, rather than vertical, similar to commercial aircraft.

Houston has been at the forefront of aviation history and innovation for decades,” Houston Aviation DirectorMario C. Diaz said. “Not only does this opportunity reinforce an already long-established connection with the aerospace industry, it offers Houston an opportunity to strengthen its reputation as a forward-looking city and leader in creating high-tech, next-generation type jobs.”

Situated near the Gulf of Mexico, and featuring more than 400 acres of land readily available for development, Ellington Airport is tailor-made for the requirements associated with an operating licensed Spaceport. As a whole,Houston offers a booming economy with a strong aerospace industrial base, a well-educated workforce with experience in the high-tech demands of space exploration and plenty of room for growth at a strategically located airport facility.

“We look forward to completing our vision to create an aerospace industry cluster at the Houston Spaceport,” saidArturo Machuca, the General Manager at Ellington Airport who has led the efforts to bring the spaceport project to EFD. “Now that we are officially the 10th commercial spaceport in the U.S. we are ready to work with our aerospace industry partners to take advantage of the unique location, infrastructure and human resources that the fourth largest city in the U.S. has to offer.”


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July 2, 2015 at 5:51 pm

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Ellen DeGeneres Debuts New Lifestyle Collection, ED on

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— Collection sold exclusively on

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Ellen DeGeneres debuted her new lifestyle collection, ED today. Featuring an array of product categories including home, apparel and accessories, ED is a lifestyle brand inspired by the iconic style, values and personality of founder, Ellen DeGeneres. Named afterPortia de Rossi’s long-standing nickname for Ellen, ED is reflective of Ellen’s personal lifestyle from in front of the camera to shopping with friends over the weekend and entertaining at home.

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The apparel collection features a perfect blend of casual and tailored sensibility enhanced with Ellen’s sharp attention to detail. Ellen DeGeneres said, “I set out to fill a void in the marketplace of high quality, comfortable yet chic and easy-to-wear pieces with impeccable detailing. That’s what makes it so special and why I’m so thrilled my ED line if launching and everyone can finally have a piece of me… You know what I mean.”

J. Christopher Burch, CEO of Burch Creative Capital and Founding Partner of ED, said, “Ellen’s passion and keen eye for design inspired this entire venture, and she has been a wonderful and dedicated partner. The brand came together so seamlessly and I am proud and excited for today’s launch of as we bring this extraordinary brand to the marketplace.”

“Ellen has been a trailblazer and our strategic plan is just as innovative,” said Marisa Gardini, Managing Partner and CEO of ED. “The launch of the ED flagship ecommerce site poises us for expansion into multiple categories, countries and distribution methodologies. It is a true representation of Ellen’s design aesthetic and attention to quality and detail.”

Designed to be mixed and matched, key items include bomber jackets, tailored separates in Italian fabrics, woven shirting, hand drawn graphic tees, and cotton French terry sweatshirts complete with sayings that epitomize Ellen- Happiness, Love, Joy. Signature elements such as embroidered “love” messaging, handcrafted buttons and foulard linings are prevalent throughout the collection as is Ellen’s love and support of animals which are seen on items such as “perfectly-imperfect” graphic animal tees, sweatshirts, pins and totes.

Embracing a modern rustic aesthetic, the home collection uniquely mixes clean lines, textures and artisanal, hand crafted finishes inspired by Ellen’s ever-growing passion for collecting antiques and art. Her love for entertaining at home is also emphasized throughout the entire collection, especially with unique ceramic serveware pieces, animal motif barware sets and versatile handcrafted textiles. Additional highlights include hand painted plates, indigo dyed and hand stitched pillows and patchwork throws.

Apparel and accessories retail for $25 to $395. The home collection ranges from $25 to $365.

About ED
ED is an American lifestyle brand inspired by the iconic style, values and personality of founder, Ellen DeGeneres. With a passion for interior design, architecture and fashion, Ellen brings her unique vision to this beautifully designed, high quality collection of women’s apparel, accessories and decorative home. The lifestyle brand is real, accessible and every product feels like a personal connection between Ellen and consumers around the world. ED will be available exclusively on

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July 2, 2015 at 5:41 pm

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Americans, Canadians and British Happiest with Amount of Leisure Time

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NUREMBERG, Germany /PRNewswire/ —

  • Internationally, only 16 percent of people are completely satisfied with the amount of leisure time they have.
  • America, Canada and UK have highest percentage of people who are satisfied; Russia and Japan have highest percentage dissatisfied.

The busy pace of life is a popular complaint for many people. But findings released by GfK show that the majority of people internationally – 58 percent – say they are completely or fairly satisfied with the amount of leisure time that they have.

Across all 22 countries surveyed, 16 percent of people aged 15 and over say they are completely satisfied with the amount of leisure time they have, while 42 percent are fairly satisfied. Only 18 percent are unhappy in total, including 4 percent who are not at all satisfied with their amount of leisure time. The remaining quarter (24 percent) are neutral on the topic.

These findings are valuable for all businesses offering products or services that focus on people’s leisure and relaxation time, by helping to identify how messaging can be refined to resonate most strongly with each group. For example, people who are least satisfied with their amount of leisure time are likely to respond to offers focused around making the most of limited free time, or activities that can be tailored to fit around irregular periods of leisure.

Infographic: Overall satisfaction with amount of leisure time 

Americans lead on happiness with amount of leisure time

The concept of ‘leisure time’ undoubtedly varies from culture to culture and even from person to person. Nevertheless, people’s satisfaction with their amount of leisure time – however they perceive that – delivers comparable insights across nations.

Despite having famously few personal days of holiday per year, people in the USA are most likely to be content with their amount of leisure time. Almost seven out of ten (69 percent) say they are completely or fairly satisfied. These are very closely followed by people in the UK and Canada (67 percent each), Belgium and Germany (66 percent each). The countries where people are least likely to be happy with their leisure time are led by Russia, where nearly a third (31 percent) are not at all satisfied, or not too satisfied – closely followed by Japan (30 percent) and Brazil (28 percent).

Infographic:  Country ranking for satisfaction with amount of leisure time 

Retirement does bring satisfaction in leisure time

Unsurprisingly, those aged 60 and over are the most likely to be satisfied with their amount of leisure time, with almost a third (31 percent) completely satisfied and a little under a half (46 percent) fairly satisfied. But the other age groups are not far behind for those saying they are fairly satisfied with their leisure time, with levels ranging from 40 to 43 percent. It is only when it comes to being completely satisfied that these age groups fall further behind, compared to those aged 60 and over.

About the study

GfK conducted online interviews (F2F in Ukraine) with over 27,000 people aged 15 or older in 22 countries in the summer 2014. In the countries surveyed online, the data have been weighted to reflect the demographic composition of the online population age 15+ in each market. In the Ukraine, the study is representative of the top-tier urban population aged 15+ excluding the lowest SES levels. The countries/regions included in this press release are Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Mainland China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy,Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, UK, Ukraine and USA.

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Amanda Martin, Global PR, +44(0)7919-624-688,
Stefan Gerhardt, Global PR, +49-911-395-4440,

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July 2, 2015 at 5:35 pm

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Vinmec Hospital Network Partners With Orion Health To Improve Quality Of Healthcare Services In Vietnam

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HANOI, Vietnam /PRNewswire/ — Vinmec Hospital Network has announced a partnership with Orion Health (New Zealand), a global eHealth software company delivering interoperable solutions for hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide. The agreement creates an important platform aimed at increasing the efficiency of clinical care as well as administrative tasks across Vinmec, enabling the hospital network to continuously improve the quality of healthcare services.

Orion Health will implement their Hospital Information System “Enterprise” across the Vinmec group of hospitals. The Enterprise solution allows patient clinical information and administrative data to be centrally managed across the entire network giving the ability to share patient records quickly and reliably across different sites. The end result is a single view of the patient record across the organization – “One Vinmec – One patient – One Record.

From now till 2020, Orion Health’s Enterprise solution will be deployed in all 10 hospitals and clinics within the Vinmec Hospital Network across the country, beginning with Vinmec Hanoi, Vinmec Phu Quoc, Vinmec Central Park and two clinics: Vinmec Royal City and Vinmec Saigon.

“This partnership with Orion Health is testament to our continuous effort in raising the quality of healthcare services to international standards,” said Prof. Dr. Nguyen Than Liem, CEO of Vinmec International Hospital, after the hospital became the first general hospital in Vietnam to achieve accreditation by the Joint Commission International — the gold standard in healthcare quality worldwide. “We aspire to have other hospitals under the Vinmec Hospital Network to achieve a similar accreditation to raise Vietnam’s healthcare standards to be on par with that of developed countries.

Orion Health Enterprise software enables standardized workflow and processes in patient record management, allowing medical records to be entered into a single integrated system and seamlessly monitored across all sites. This allows for easy coordination across care teams within the Vinmec Hospital Network so clinicians can make accurate and timely diagnosis. Patients will also benefit from increased flexibility as they can choose to visit any site within Vinmec for their consultation and know the clinician will have full access to their information.

The Enterprise solution also allows for the complete management of a hospital from end to end — ranging from financial management and human resources, to storage and purchasing — granting a systematic and highly effective operation management system throughout the Vinmec Hospital Network.

During the signing ceremony, Mr. Darren Jones, APAC Senior Vice President of Orion Health cited, “Orion Health is committed to making a difference in the delivery of healthcare services for patients by making it easier for records to be accessed and shared across multi-site organizations. We are excited to partner with Vinmec Hospital Network to streamline processes and contribute to the cause of bringing high-quality healthcare services to patients in the region and throughout Vietnam.”

About Vinmec Hospital Network

Officially came into operation since January 2012, Vinmec Hospital Network is invested and developed according to international standards by Vingroup — the leading multi-industry business group in Vietnam.

Development strategy through 2020 of Vinmec Health Network is to build and put into operation a network of 10 hospitals across the country and Vinmec University of Medicine.

On April 25th 2015, Vinmec Hanoi – the first hospital in operation of Vinmec Hospital Network officially became the first general hospital in Vietnam to achieve JCI accreditation – the gold standard in healthcare quality in the world, which every hospital in the world aspires to achieve.

With significant investment in facilities and equipment, a leading faculty of experts and doctors, continuous application of most advanced technologies and treatments in the world, since going into operation, Vinmec has always been a trust-worthy healthcare address that meets international standards in Vietnam.

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About Orion Health

At Orion Health, we are building thinking software for life. Our new generation eHealth software provides an open platform that seamlessly integrates local, regional, and national data, making it more readily available to doctors, nurses, specialists and patients themselves. We believe that our software, built on new generation technology, will give everyone healthier, happier and longer lives.

Orion Health is a truly global company with over 1200 employees across 27 offices worldwide. Orion Health continues to expand and enjoy consistent growth with our solutions now implemented in over 25 countries, utilized by hundreds of thousands of clinicians in order to help facilitate care for tens of millions of patients.

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For more information please contact:

Koren Drain

Orion Health

APAC Marketing Manager

P: +64-21-485-265


Annabel Ng

Edelman Public Relations

Client Executive

P: +65-6494-1572


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July 2, 2015 at 5:34 pm

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Flytxt Secures $11 Million Investment for Next Phase of Growth

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LONDON and DUBAIUnited Arab Emirates /PRNewswire/ —

Sunrise Capital GmbH and Big Data Investments B.V. Join Existing Investors

Flytxt, a fast growing Big Data Analytics solution provider, today announced that it has closed an $11 million(EUR10 million) funding round to finance its next phase of growth. The investment was led by Sunrise Capital GmbH and Big Data Investments B.V. with participation from Flytxt’s existing investors.


Launched in 2008, Flytxt has previously received funding from a group of angels and family offices in Germanyand The Netherlands. The new investment will support Flytxt’s plans to consolidate its presence in the Communication Service Provider (CSP) market and to offer mobile consumer analytics solutions to other industry verticals. The company plans to double its team through the next phase of growth.

Following the latest round of funding, Dr. Brigitte Mohn (Sunrise Capital GmbH) and Frits Baron van Dedem (Big Data Investments B.V.) will join the Flytxt Board of Directors. Dr. Mohn is an Executive Board Member of Bertelsmann Stiftung and Supervisory Board Member of Bertelsmann AG. Frits Baron van Dedem is Managing Director of UNION TANK Eckstein GmbH & Co. KG and an experienced private equity investor. Dr. Brigitte Mohnand Frits van Dedem hold several other industry and non-profit positions.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Brigitte Mohn and Frits Van Dedem on our Board. Their rich business leadership experience will be a significant asset for Flytxt in the next phase of our growth,” said Joerg Swoboda, Chairman, Flytxt. “The company already has a unique standing in Big Data Analytics market with a sustainable business model, proven technology, impressive customer base and an exceptional team. And the potential is huge,” he added.

Flytxt’s proprietary Big Data Analytics solutions have enabled many leading global Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and brands to increase sales and revenues, optimize margins and enhance customer experience. Flytxt now aims to grow its product portfolio for CSPs to generate higher economic value, and leverage its proven technology to expand to other industry verticals.

About Flytxt

Flytxt is a fast growing Big Data Analytics solution provider for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and Mobile Enterprises across the globe. The company offers full suite of internal and external monetization solutions for increasing revenue, optimizing margins and enhancing customer experience. Flytxt offers solutions with full service delivery model combining Technology, Consulting and Execution to deliver guaranteed economic impact to its customers. The company has deployed its platforms with more than 50 customers across 32 countries, analysing data of more than 500 million mobile consumers, delivering 2 to 7% economic impact consistently. Flytxt has its headquarters in the Netherlands, corporate office in Dubai and also presence at Trivandrum,MumbaiLondonSingaporeLagosNairobiDhaka and Mexico City.

Media Contact:
Gargi Basu
Manager – Marketing

Source: Flytxt

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July 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm

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BBVA Adopts Broadridge Post-Trade Utility Model to Optimize its Fixed Income Business

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. /PRNewswire/ — BBVA Group has entered a multi-year agreement withBroadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) for a post-trade Managed Service to support its institutional fixed income business in the U.S. BBVA becomes one of more than two dozen clients to adopt Broadridge’s North American Managed Service, an industry-leading utility model that enables BBVA to expand its product offering and gain significant trade processing and cost savings and enhance its risk controls.

Under the agreement, Broadridge will provide an integrated Managed Service to support fixed income and repurchase agreement processing, international clearance and settlement and investor communications services. Broadridge has supported reconciliations processing of equities, cash and exchange-traded derivatives for BBVA since 2013.

“As the fixed income market evolves, new technology and operating models will play an increasingly vital role for our business,” said Ramon Martinez Sobrado, Head of CIB Global Operations for BBVA Group. “The strategy to move to Broadridge’s Managed Service model enables BBVA to leverage significant scale and cost efficiencies to gain competitive differentiation for our U.S. institutional fixed income business. The expanded relationship with Broadridge is part of our strategy to deliver superior services to our clients while enhancing our core technologies and efficiencies.”

“BBVA has long distinguished itself on the basis of operational and technology excellence,” said Michael Alexander, president, Wealth and Capital Markets Solutions, Broadridge. “This expanded relationship will help the bank transform and streamline its institutional fixed income operation at a time when new models and technology can help set a path for the industry’s future winners. We are delighted to support BBVA in this strategic program.”

Broadridge’s technology supports post-trade processing for 60 percent of all U.S. fixed income trading volumes, including 16 of the 22 U.S. primary dealers. It provides equities processing for six of the 10 largest global investment banks, and processes more than $5 trillion in U.S. equity and fixed income trades per day. Broadridge’s Managed Service provides an innovative and rapidly growing outcomes-based service model. It handles approximately 16 percent of all U.S. institutional fixed income volumes, representing a doubling in volumes over the past year.

About BBVA
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position inSpain, it is the largest financial institution in Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States. Its diversified business is biased to high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading Euro zone banks in terms of ROE and efficiency. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. To find out more, visit

About Broadridge
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge’s investor communications, securities processing and business process outsourcing solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities. With over 50 years of experience, Broadridge’s infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90% of public companies and mutual funds in North America, and processes more than $5 trillion in fixed income and equity trades per day. Broadridge employs approximately 6,700 full-time associates in 14 countries.

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July 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm

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Pacific Mutual: Malaysian Market – Deservedly Sold in First Half of 2015

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-Rebound Expected In 2nd half of 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Investment management company Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd (a member of the OCBC Group) expects a rebound in the Malaysian equity market in the second half of 2015, after a significant pull-back in the second quarter of 2015.

Koh Huat Soon, Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd
Koh Huat Soon, Chief Investment Officer of Pacific Mutual Fund Bhd

Chief investment officer of Pacific Mutual, Koh Huat Soon, said, “The local equity market has suffered a sharp sell-off as it prices in the many negative issues that have troubled the market. As these appear in no small measure, to have already been reflected, we now expect a rebound in second half of 2015.”

“Resolutions of these major concerns would raise the chances for the market to recover, heading towards our 1830 target at year end,” added Koh.

Developments such as a more positive outlook for oil price, a turn in the current earnings downgrade cycle and market adjustment to the start of monetary policy normalisation in the US would likely set a base for a market recovery.

On the company’s development, to end the first half of 2015, Pacific Mutual announced income distributions for eight funds, amounting to RM10 million.

Investors of the following funds are set to receive the following income distributions:

Pacific Millennium Fund

5.00 sen per unit

Pacific Recovery Fund

4.00 sen per unit

Pacific SELECT Balance Fund

3.00 sen per unit

Pacific SELECT Income Fund

1.50 sen per unit

Pacific Dana Dividen

1.50 sen per unit

Pacific ELITE Asia Dividend Fund

1.50 sen per unit

Pacific ELITE Global Dividend Fund

3.00 sen per unit

Pacific Cash Fund

0.30 sen per unit (quarterly distribution)

PACIFIC MUTUAL FUND BHD is a subsidiary of Lion Global Investors Limited (formerly known as Lion Capital Management Limited), a company incorporated in Singapore since 1986. Both companies are members of the OCBC Group. As at mid-2015, Pacific Mutual manages close to RM1.65 billion on behalf of its unit trust investors and private mandate clients.

Cindy Leong
+60-03-7725-9877 ext. 238

Cindy Thean
+60-03-7725-9877 ext. 226

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July 2, 2015 at 5:09 pm

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Singapore-Based WeR1 Consultants Appointed First Asian Member Of International Crisis and Litigation PR Alliance (CLCA)

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Singapore-based WeR1 Consultants Pte. Ltd. (“WeR1”) which offers investor relations, tech PR and crisis communications services, has been appointed the first Asian member of the international Crisis & Litigation Communicators’ Alliance (“CLCA” or “the Alliance”).

Lai Kwok Kin, Managing Director of WeR1
Lai Kwok Kin, Managing Director of WeR1

The Alliance comprises professional communications consultancies from around the world, all with proven track records in crisis and litigation public relations.

Alliance members combine their expertise for sensitive cross-border matters that call for collaboration between litigation PR agencies in different jurisdictions. The CLCA now has seven members in seven countries, spanningAsia, Europe and the US.

WeR1 has provided communications counsel to several high-profile legal cases and has also led crisis management PR for companies in Malaysia, Hong Kong and India.

WeR1’s founder and Managing Director, Mr. Lai Kwok Kin, was previously Chief Correspondent of Reuters inMalaysia and also headed equities research in Malaysia for the U.S. investment bank Merrill Lynch.

Mr Lai said: “Crisis and litigation PR require experienced communications practitioners who are also familiar with the law. We are honoured to have been invited to join the CLCA whose members are experts with exceptional track records in their respective jurisdictions in the United States and Europe. WeR1 looks forward to collaborating with other CLCA members to elevate the service levels of our clients.”

Ms Louise Beeson, CLCA Chairperson and Senior Consultant at London-based member firm Bell Yard Communications, comments:

“I am delighted to welcome WeR1 as our new member. WeR1 is a quality firm in Asia with a strong understanding of how to navigate the challenges of communicating to numerous diverse audiences in litigation and crisis situations. I am confident WeR1 will be trustworthy partners when clients require expert PR advice in Asia.”

Media Contact:

WeR1 Consultants Pte Ltd
38A Circular Road, Singapore 049394
Tel: (65) 6737 4844

About WeR1 Consultants

WeR1 Consultants is an agency specialising in four key areas – Investor Relations, Tech PR, Crisis Communications and Litigation PR. Our service is distinguished by a high level of strategy led by senior consultants with decades of experience in media, capital markets and communications.

For further information, please visit

About the CLCA: The Crisis & Litigation Communicators’ (CLCA) is an international Alliance of specialist PR firms who are experts in crisis and litigation communications counsel in their respective jurisdictions. Member firms include:

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July 2, 2015 at 4:34 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Honors CapsuleTech for Delivering Significant Value to Hospitals with its SmartLinx Medical Device Information System®

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PARIS /PRNewswire/ —

CapsuleTech is the preferred global medical device integration vendor, providing users with actionable data from both patients and connected devices.


Based on its recent analysis of the medical device integration solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes CapsuleTech with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. CapsuleTech’s vendor-agnostic SmartLinx Medical Device Information System® (MDIS) has emerged as a valuable data management solution that ties together the medical devices across a healthcare enterprise into a unified system that not only captures and distributes patient clinical data, but also makes available operational data about the devices themselves. As SmartLinx is designed as an integrated system rather than a customized set of interfaces, it is easy to implement and utilize, which, in turn, translates to an efficient and highly productive lifecycle.

Being vendor-neutral, SmartLinx enables hospitals to switch EMR/EHR systems and/or from one device manufacturer to another, while the middleware integration remains intact and continues to adapt to the changing device or information systems landscape, said Frost & Sullivan Sr. Research Analyst Shruthi Parakkal.CapsuleTech is able to offer this seamless integration by establishing close working relationships with device manufacturers to develop interfaces for device communication protocols.

Almost 90 percent of its customers refer CapsuleTech to their peers, resulting in a high degree of customer loyalty and repeat business. Continuing the conversation with clients through multiple touch points and maintaining a high level of engagement with device manufacturers, as well as IT solution vendors, ensure that CapsuleTech remains the most preferred vendor for medical device integration solutions.

At the core of the companys product management are the multiple communication channels it maintains with hospitals, device manufacturers and system partners, noted Parakkal. CapsuleTech performs upgrades seamlessly with support from device manufacturers that consider it a partner during updates of communication protocols.

The company delivers superior customer service through effective planning, proactive management, and thorough testing. During the implementation phase, CapsuleTech trains key clinicians, system administrators and clinical engineers in installing the equipment, so they can pass on the knowledge to other users.

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July 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm

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