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Stylish New Pushbuttons and Switches From RS Components Brighten Up Control Panels, Simplify Design

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-New modular Siemens SIRIUS ACT family in four modern design lines is versatile, easy to install, and extremely rugged with IP69K sealing

BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand ofElectrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced Siemens’ new SIRIUS ACT pushbuttons and switches, which offer a choice of modern styles and make panel builders’ lives easier and more productive.

Stylish New Pushbuttons and Switches From RS Components Brighten Up Control Panels, Simplify Design
Stylish New Pushbuttons and Switches From RS Components Brighten Up Control Panels, Simplify Design

The line-up includes 22mm-diameter raised indicator lights and illuminated or non-illuminated pushbuttons with a choice of black plastic, shiny metal or matte metal front ring, or a 30mm-diameter flat pushbutton with matte metal ring. Modular design and a choice of red, orange, yellow, green, white or blue LED illumination allow use as switches, indicators or pilot lights.

The pushbuttons are installed quickly and efficiently by inserting the self-holding actuator through a simple groove-free milled hole in the panel and fitting the snap-on holder. The holder has built-in twist prevention and accepts stackable contact blocks that simplify wiring and provide a choice of Normally-Open (NO) or Normally-Closed (NC) contacts and screw, spring-type or solder terminals.

By providing high switching reliability, even with small voltages and currents such as 6V/1mA, SIRIUS ACT pushbuttons and switches are equally at home in electronic systems or conventional controls. Communication options allow direct connection to a controller via AS-Interface, IO-Link or PROFINET, thereby reducing wiring time and complexity and also permitting easier rewiring in the future. Contact blocks and LED modules are specified independently, and all carry markings in accordance with the EN 50013 standard for low-voltage switchgear and controls.

Extreme ruggedness is another key advantage of the new SIRIUS ACT range. In addition to 100,000 hours LED lifetime and mechanical lifetime of 10 million switching operations, the ultra-high degree of protection IP69K allows use in equipment that is cleaned using high-pressure water, or exposed to oils, caustic solutions or high quantities of dust.

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 http://china.rs-online.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6430-3324

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com/

DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

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July 8, 2015 at 5:24 pm

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EDMI Signs Ground-breaking Deal with AGL Energy

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BRISBANE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — Osaki Electric subsidiary, EDMI has reached an historic agreement to provide software and related services to Active Stream, an Australian metering services business, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Energy Limited.

The break-through deal with Active Stream and EDMI’s Australasian business confirms EDMI’s position as one of Australasia’s premier energy solutions partners.

Andrew Thomas, Executive Director – EDMI Australasia believes the partnership will deliver benefits to Australian consumers as the Australian market comes to terms with what he calls “the communification of energy”.

“EDMI will be supplying a range of metering and cloud-based software solutions that will not only help address Active Stream’s challenges today, but allow for significant advances into the future,” said Mr Thomas.

“The EDMI solution combines a range of applications into a seamless and unified experience to allow Active Stream to offer differentiated solutions to customers,” he said.

The five-year deal is the first major agreement signed in response to the Power of Choice regulatory changes in Australia.  It cements EDMI’s position as the market leader and builds on Active Stream’s capabilities to offer digital solutions for energy analysis and management.

About EDMI Energy Cloud

The product of EDMI’s decades of industry expertise, EDMI Energy Cloud combines a range of business and consumer applications to deliver a seamlessly unified experience.

As Australian Power of Choice regulatory changes drive more power to the consumer, energy service providers will be looking to the EDMI Energy Cloud as the logical choice to match and exceed the demands of a more active and knowledgeable customer base and to build and deliver value across their new and traditional energy business.

For more information about EDMI products and solutions, visit the EDMI website at http://www.edmi-meters.com

About Osaki

Osaki Electric was founded in 1916, and has been the leading company in the electricity meter market of Japan, which is undergoing a major evolution to deployments of smart grid. The company acquired EDMI in 2012 as part of their vision to become a leader in the global market. Osaki Electric’s shares are listed in the 1st section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

For more information, visit the Osaki website at http://www.osaki.com/

Media Contact:

David Tealby
Communications Manager, EDMI Pty Ltd
Email: davidt@edmi.com.au
Tel: +61-7-3881-6436

Source: EDMI Limited

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July 8, 2015 at 4:04 pm

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Avis Car Rental Commemorates Singapore’s Great Jubilee with Money-Saving Offer

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — This year marks Singapore’s 50th year of independence. In celebration of the jubilee, Avis Car Rental is giving customers the opportunity to save up to 50% on rentals in August and September.

To take advantage of this offer, customers must reserve a vehicle for a minimum of five days for pick up/drop off at Avis’ downtown Singapore locations (#01-07 Waterfront Plaza at 390A Havelock Road, Unit 1-226 Marina Square Mall at 6 Raffles Blvd, 895 Bukit Timah Road and at Orchard Hotel Business Center located at 442 Orchard Rd) during the months of August and September. Reservations must be made by calling 1800 737 1668 or via http://www.avis.com.sg/partners-sg50.php.

“This is the perfect occasion to give Singaporeans and others a reason to enjoy the premium service that Avis has to offer,” said Larry De Shon, president, International, Avis Budget Group. “We encourage travelers to take advantage of the special offer and commemorate this landmark in Singapore’s history.”

Avis offers quality and well-maintained vehicles from a variety of manufacturers including Audi, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Mazda and Toyota. Avis Singapore offers vehicles with automatic transmissions and customers can enjoy amenities such as Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices, child safety seats, vehicle damage coverage options and personal property protection packages.

For more information or to make a reservation on Avis, call 1800 7371668 or visit http://www.avis.com.sg/partners-sg50.php.

About Avis in Asia

In Asia, Avis is a leading provider of vehicle rental; vehicle leasing and limousine/chauffeur drive services operating approximately 400 locations through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensees in 19 countries & territories. Avis opened its first operations in Asia in 1970 in Hong Kong. Throughout the 1970’s Avis grew steadily in the region, and launched operations in Singapore, the Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia andIndonesia. Developments have also included openings in India, Mainland China, Vietnam, Taiwan, and most recently, Laos and Cambodia. For more information, visit www.avis-asia.com.

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com.

Contact:

Grace S. Banto
+65-6737-1668
grace.banto@avis.com.sg

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Source: Avis

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July 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm

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Leading Thai Property Developer MQDC Assembles Top International Experts to Create One of Bangkok’s Largest New Developments Called Whizdom 101

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— US$900,000 million, 17-acre project to create ideal community space under “The Great Good Place” concept
— Aims to benefit from impending integration of ASEAN Economic Community

BANGKOK/PRNewswire/ — MQDC (Magnolia Quality Development Corporation, Ltd.), one ofThailand’s top quality property developers, today announced that it will invest US$ 900,000 million to build ‘an ideal community’ called Whizdom 101 and comprised of residences, retail outlets, offices, and large areas of public space on a massive, 17-acre (6.9-hectare) property that will be one of the largest new developments in Bangkok. The project is scheduled for completion in mid-2018.

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Whizdom 101 is located on one of Bangkok’s major arteries — Sukhumvit Road — and is connected by skywalk to the BTS skytrain system’s Punnawithi station.

Whizdom 101 is being developed under “The Great Good Place” concept which aims to provide an ideal balance between the homeplace, workplace, and social places. The social places are at the heart of the project and offer areas for people to gather, put aside concerns of home and work, and just simply hang out, enjoying good company and the feeling of being a part of a community.

The commercial zone is designed around a hybrid concept that blends indoor space with outdoor space on a scalenever before attempted in Thailand.

The project includes Thailand’s first in-building multi-level bicycle lane and jogging track that passes in and out of the building on a 1.3 kilometre course in the development’s massive, multi-level garden park.

It will also have one of the largest vertical sports clubs in Thailand with around 10,000 square metres of space. The club will be managed by U.S.-based ClubCorp, one of the world’s leading operators and owners of private clubs and hospitality facilities.

Additionally, Whizdom 101 will be Thailand’s first fully integrated digital community, where offices, residences, retail and lifestyle facilities, and common areas will all be on a common digital platform, making the development a seamlessly connected digital town.

Mr. Visit Malaisirirat, Deputy CEO, MQDC, said, “Whizdom 101 is one of Thailand’s pioneering developments. We have engaged advisers that include top international experts in space planning, architectural design, landscaping and many other specialised aspects of property development because we aim to attract buyers throughout the ASEAN Economic Community who are looking for world-class standards.”

Among the global expert firms engaged by MQDC is Gensler, one of the world’s most reputed design firms with special expertise in large-scale design in cities to make communities more livable. Gensler has designed everything from airports to lifestyle centers and landmark skyscrapers. In Thailand, it will collaborate with DiDesign.

MQDC has also engaged Rockwell Group which is another of the world’s leading firms with special expertise in creating environments and living spaces that are immersive and comfortable.

“Each of these alliance partners is looking forward to creating a showpiece in Thailand,” he said.

Whizdom 101 has a very high proportion of its land area — around 65% — left open, and 30% of its land area dedicated to greenery.

Whizdom 101 has a gross floor area (GFA) of around 340,000 square metres, including 20,000 square metres of retail space, 30,000 square metres of leasable office space, and 140,000 square metres of residential floorspace.

For further information:

Bangkok Public Relations Ltd.
Tel: 66-2664-9500
Kanthicha Bunphokaew (ext. 112)

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Source: MQDC Magnolia Quality Development Corporation

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July 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm

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Device Benchmark: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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— Fast Charging and Quick Launch Camera Are Stand-out Features

BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — A new user evaluation from the Mobile Device UX group at Strategy Analytics (www.strategyanalytics.com) benchmarking the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge found that this smartphone performed well across most core tasks, with participants having high levels of satisfaction for the majority of features. The Galaxy S6 Edge was seen as leading edge and unique, receiving high ratings for display brightness, weight, visual appeal and build quality. However, some found the phone to have poor size and spacing between keys, while others questioned the screen’s durability.

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Previous research from Strategy Analytics’ has shown that consumers are looking for a large display for their next smartphone, while still being able to use the phone comfortably with one hand. While the Galaxy S5 had been described as “a bit too wide”, the Galaxy S6 Edge (Exhibit 1) received considerably higher ratings for ‘fit in hand’, due to the dual curved edges fitting nicely while still having a large display. Though Samsung has accomplished designing a screen size that is large yet comfortable in hand, it is imperative to have the keys adequately spaced out to reduce inputting errors when typing.

Exhibit 1: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Galaxy S6 Edge
Galaxy S6 Edge

Click here for the report:  http://bit.ly/1CfQlMi

Monica Wong, report author and analyst commented, “Fast charging is a standout feature for the Galaxy S6 Edge, with many consumers referring to it as “useful” and “convenient”; while the wireless charging feature was seen as “hassle free”. As cameras have also recently been shown to be the most used on-device feature and a consumer’s number one feature purchase priority, the quick launch camera is another stand out feature.”

Paul BrownDirector, Mobile Device UX, added “The Edge specific features (People Edge, Information Stream and Night Clock) were also all well received by participants, and add a level of innovation and uniqueness to the Galaxy S6 Edge.”

About Strategy Analytics

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

About Mobile Device UX

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

Press Contacts

US Contact: Paul Brown, +1 617 614 0723, pbrown@strategyanalytics.com

European Contact: Diane O’Neill, +44 1908 423669, doneill@strategyanalytics.com

Source: Strategy Analytics

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July 8, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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Tokyo-based CyberTrust Japan Partners with DigiCert, sets up Cyber Secure Asia in Singapore

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-Japanese cybersecurity solutions provider plans to expand footprint across Southeast Asiaafter DigiCert acquires Verizon Enterprise SSL Business

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Tokyo-based CyberTrust Japan has joined hands with global Certificate Authority (CA) DigiCert, to set up a new entity called Cyber Secure Asia, following DigiCert’s acquisition of Verizon Enterprise SSL Business.

The Singapore-based Cyber Secure Asia will allow CyberTrust Japan, a subsidiary of Softbank Technology Corp, and DigiCert, now the world’s second-largest CA for high-assurance SSL certificates, to extend their cybersecurity solutions from Singapore to the rest of Southeast Asia, providing security services, Transport Layer Security (TLS), more commonly referred to as Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Server Certificates and Code Signing Certificates in the region.

Growing exposure to threats through Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Nation initiative

With Singapore aiming to connect the nation through the Smart Nation initiative by harnessing the power of smart devices, network and data to create a better living space, as well as the growing number of Internet of Things, more devices are exposed to vulnerabilities and cyber-threats as they are connected to the Internet. Singapore, having the fourth highest percentage of Internet users per population in Asia (73% according to Worldbank) has only less than 1 per cent of IT security specialists in the total IT industry workforce.

CyberTrust Japan Chief Executive Officer Yasutoshi Magara wants to educate companies on data security and the long term benefits in implementing strong protection policies. “Companies that hold public data have the responsibility of safe-guarding them,” he said. “They need to understand that data protection is a pre-emptive measure that ultimately adds more value to an organisation’s services; though it doesn’t directly increase productivity, it protects and prevents productivity loss through cyber-attacks.”

Core Benefits of East-Meets-West Partnership to the Region

The Cyber Secure Asia partnership will enable both CyberTrust Japan and DigiCert to increase their presence in the fast-growing market in Asia by offering DigiCert’s verification services for SSL Server Certificates, and utilizing their Public Root Certification Authority.

SSL server certificates secures web servers and data transfers over networks against malicious attacks such as phishing and data breaches, but such online security measures are often overlooked by site owners, as was evident in the recent SingPass breach in 2014, and the Henry Park Primary School data leak in 2015, both of which occurred in Singapore.

“This ground-breaking partnership between east and west will slingshot the cybersecurity industry light-years forward,” said DigiCert CEO Nicholas Hales. “DigiCert is excited to work together with CyberTrust Japan to extend its cyber protection services across Asia. With Cyber Secure Asia being at the heart of Southeast Asia, we will establish a physical presence in the region to further help organizations protect against cybercrime and fraud.”

For more information about Cyber Secure Asia, please visit http://www.cybersecureasia.com/ or contactinfo@cybersecureasia.com.

Source: Cyber Secure Asia

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July 8, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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CenturyLink Launches Big Data, Cloud and Security Forums for IT Executives

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— Multi-city forums designed to help enterprises meet IT demands of global marketplace

MONROE, La. /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced its plans for a multi-city tour featuring industry analysts and select CenturyLink customers and executives to share technology insights and lessons learned with enterprise IT leaders about big data, cloud, security and customer-centric IT.

The Elevate events provide an opportunity for CenturyLink customers, prospects and partners to learn from industry experts about topics important to the disruption taking place in IT today. The series is co-sponsored by Alcatel Lucent and features CIO Magazine as a media partner.

The series kicks off in Boston on July 15 and continues in key North American and global markets throughOctober 2015. The roundtable forums feature keynotes from leading industry experts, including CIO Magazine contributing editor Julia King, “Cloudonomics” author Joe Weinman and CenturyLink executives Shirish Lal,David Shacochis, David Mahon and Gary Gauba.

“CenturyLink meets regularly with enterprises to discuss IT challenges and how to find flexible, cost-effective solutions to help them stay relevant in today’s ever-changing technology landscape,” said Shirish Lal, chief marketing officer at CenturyLink. “We are excited to visit key markets to share real-world scenarios and lessons learned about some of the hottest IT topics currently being discussed among C-levels.”

The forums will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Big Data: Join experts from the front lines of IT for insights on the best methods for fostering a business that thrives on data.
  • Security and Disaster Recovery: Gain insights from industry-recognized security, compliance and disaster recovery experts on protecting against cyber-attacks and shifting from a disaster recovery mindset to business resiliency.
  • Customer-Centric IT: Learn how IT leaders are transforming their cultures and teams from “infrastructure architects” to “customer experience architects” that can integrate “as-a-service” models rapidly and efficiently.
  • Cloud and DevOps: Participate in hands-on workshops about modern IT platforms that accelerate software development without compromising operations.
  • Data Center Trends: Discover how businesses can take advantage of changes expected to impact the data center industry over the next five years and beyond.

In addition to Boston, events will be held in Albuquerque, N.M.; Atlanta; Chicago; Cincinnati; Dallas; Denver; Des Moines, Iowa; Houston; Indianapolis; London; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; New York; Omaha, Neb.; Orlando, Fla.;Philadelphia; Phoenix; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City; San Francisco; San Jose, Calif.; Seattle; Singapore;Toronto; and Washington, D.C.

The multi-city tour follows recent announcements from CenturyLink about its worldwide data center expansionsand industry recognition for its cloud services. For more information about CenturyLink’s Elevate event series, visithttp://info.centurylinkforbusiness.com/ElevateSummerEvents.htm.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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Source: CenturyLink, Inc.

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July 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm

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Global Investors Remain Bullish on Power and Real Estate Plays in the Philippines

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MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — Today, Alpha Southeast Asia revealed the results of their fifth annual poll to find Southeast Asia’s top companies conducted between February to June 2015.  The awards are based on tallied votes among 520 investors, pension funds, hedge funds, equity and fixed income brokers and analysts with investment interests in the Southeast Asia region. Listed-companies in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia,Indonesia and the Philippines were ranked according to investors’ perceptions of their performance in financial management, corporate governance, integrated reporting/ corporate social responsibility and investor relations’ strategy.

In Philippines, the five best-managed companies include diversified conglomerate SM Investment Corp, predominantly real estate focused player Megaworld, power company Aboitiz Power, investment holding companies Metro Pacific and GT Capital. ‘Best CFO in the Philippines’ for the fifth consecutive year went toSMIC’s CFO, Jose Sio. ‘Most Improved Investor Relations’ went to GT Capital while ‘Best Annual Report in the Philippines’ went to Metro Pacific.

Unlike other polls, investors were also asked to name companies that did not meet their expectations. In the Philippines, they include San Miguel, Petron Corp and Alliance Global.

Across the region, the award for the Strongest Commitment to Sustainable Energy in Southeast Asia went toThailand’s leading integrated energy company Thai Oil for the fourth consecutive year. Best CFO in Southeast Asia went to Thai Bev’s CFO Sithichai Chaikriangkrai, responsible for managing the financial resources of its growing domestic and regional footprint.

MOST ORGANISED INVESTOR RELATIONS

VOTES (#)

SMIC

124

Metro Pacific

119

Megaworld

111

BEST SENIOR MANAGEMENT IR SUPPORT

VOTES (#)

SMIC

127

Metro Pacific

122

GT Capital

119

STRONGEST ADHERENCE TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

VOTES (#)

Aboitiz Power

119

GT Capital

118

Megaworld

115

MOST CONSISTENT DIVIDEND POLICY

VOTES (#)

Metro Pacific

129

SMIC

118

GT Capital

116

BEST STRATEGIC CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

VOTES (#)

SMIC

117

Ayala Corp

106

Aboitiz Power Corp

103

POOR & UNPREDICTABLE INVESTOR RELATIONS STRATEGY

VOTES (#)

San Miguel

77

Petron Corp

62

Alliance Global

52

Notes to Editors

Alpha Southeast Asia Magazine:

Now in its ninth year of publication, Alpha Southeast Asia, is the first and only Hong Kong-based institutional investment magazine focused on Southeast Asia’s capital markets, written for professional investors and corporates. Please visit our website: http://www.alphasoutheastasia.com for details.

Source: Alpha Southeast Asia

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July 8, 2015 at 12:08 pm

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CMS Changes Will Bridge Old and New Models of Chronic Care Management

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— The new approach intended for CMS can bring in substantial revenue increases for healthcare providers, finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California /PRNewswire/ — The prevalence of chronic conditions presents one of the greatest risks to the U.S in terms of population health and well-being. However, many serious conditions such as hypertension or hyperlipidemia can be successfully managed if the patient follows a clearly documented treatment plan. To that end, changes to the chronic care management model by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) offers an out-of-the-box approach to improve the outcomes for patients with two or more chronic conditions. Medical practitioners can bill non-face-to-face communications with Medicare beneficiaries, reducing the need for costly direct evaluations when a simple instruction may be all that is needed.

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Frost & Sullivan

Recent analysis from Frost & Sullivan, CMS Changes in Chronic Care Management: Is it Really a Bridge to Value-based Care?(http://www.frost.com/q294859662), finds that despite a list of cons, the potential merits of this program demonstrate value. Even though it falls short of the new payment taxonomy and true telehealth, this approach to chronic care management is a transitional phase, beginning in the old world of Medicare while possessing the potential to evolve with changing demands.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://bit.ly/1AYpROO.

“The new reimbursement program provides a user-friendly and information-based treatment plan, allowing patients to access expert advice for treatment-related questions each month,” said Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Industry Principal Victor Camlek. “This may have a measurable impact on the elimination of unnecessary hospital re-admissions and in-person visits.”

Although this promising revenue-generating system involves a minimum of 20 minutes of non-face-to-face service, the actual cost of delivery is difficult to project. The lack of full clarity regarding requirements could render the service as unappealing from an economic perspective. The need to get patient consent for a non-face-to-face service that will necessitate co-payment, could further delay transitions to the new model.

Healthcare practitioners must comprehend the full implications of assuming this role, and carefully analyze the total cost of service on a practice-by-practice basis. Perhaps the most important factor to recognize is that this service can only be billed by one practice per month. That practice will assume full care-coordination responsibility, including the use of certified electronic health records needed when communication is necessary between medical experts.

“The success of the service among Medicare beneficiaries may stimulate a wider adoption by other payers,” noted Camlek. “If this model lives up to its potential, private payers and benefit plan managers may wish to establish similar coverage over time to cut down on non-essential medical interactions, improving the patient’s quality of life in the long run.”

CMS Changes in Chronic Care Management: Is it Really a Bridge to Value-based Care? is a Market Insight that is part of theConnected Health (http://www.connectedhealth.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. This insight examines the implications of CMS changes in chronic care management that must be clearly understood by providers and consumers. It provides a view of the various pros and cons, as well as, a summary of questions this new capability is likely to spark.

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July 8, 2015 at 12:01 pm

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Signs of Love: THOMAS SABO Presents the New Love Bridge Collection

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LAUF AN DER PEGNITZ, Germany, July 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Deep emotions, love and happiness are the muses of the new Love Bridge collection from THOMAS SABO. This season, the jewellery items appeal to all the senses and convey a feeling of connection with a loved one. Never has a THOMAS SABO collection been as full ofsentiments and joie de vivre as this season. Star photographer Ellen von Unwerth presents the new collection perfectly in romantic campaign pictures, with top models Georgia May Jagger and Marlon Teixeira taking centre stage. 

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7566851-signs-of-love-thomas-sabo/

THOMAS SABO Love Bridge

A bridge that connects: with an individual engraving on an iron lock, many sweethearts immortalise their feelings on the most beautiful Love Bridges in the world. The new THOMAS SABO Love Bridge series is inspired by this romantic practice and celebrates the deep connection between two people: a filigree bar made of 925 Sterling silver joins the two ends of the bracelet and provides space for a personal engraving full of emotion.

Whether sweethearts, best friends or family members – the Love Bridge always expresses affection for one other in a completely individual way with sensitive words or beautiful life mottos. It is therefore a messenger of emotions and, at the same time, the perfect gift for every occasion. Thanks to the wide range of styles and colours, the bracelets conform perfectly to the THOMAS SABO design codes – so everyone can immortalize their affairs of the heart and their style. Every form of love finds its unique proof in the THOMAS SABO Love Bridge bracelets.

About THOMAS SABO

THOMAS SABO is one of the globally-leading jewellery, watches and beauty companies, designing, selling and distributing lifestyle products for women and men. The company, established in 1984 by Thomas Sabo in Lauf an der Pegnitz, southern Germany, operates almost 250 of its own shops across all five continents with a total of around 1,750 employees. At its headquarters, THOMAS SABO employs a staff of around 460. THOMAS SABO also collaborates globally with approximately 2,600 trade partners as well as leading airlines.

THOMAS SABO GmbH & Co. KG

Felizia Kindermann
Head of International and Corporate PR

Martin-Luther-Strasse 20
91207 Lauf / Pegnitz
Germany

Tel: +49-9123-9715–0
Email: press@thomassabo.com
Web: http://www.thomassabo.com

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Source: THOMAS SABO

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July 8, 2015 at 11:53 am

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