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CRY Roots for a Healthy Start

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SINGAPORE, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates and TORONTO /PRNewswire/ — India is home to over 138 million children under the age of 6 years. The age 0-6 constitutes a crucial period for the development of a child, and adequate nutrition and care at this age lays the foundation for healthy citizens in the future. In order to deal with the multi-faceted issues faced by children in this age group, it is important to adopt a holistic approach and look at various aspects such as pre and post natal healthcare, immunisation, nutrition, etc. The challenge lies not only in ensuring that children have access to a healthy start, but also creating awareness among rural societies that have ignored the importance of early childhood care.

Take the case of Tilakpur, a small hamlet in Uttarakhand, India with 25 families who work as labourers. Children in the age group of 0-5 years did not receive any vaccines and neither was their birth registered, as the villagers did not feel the need for it. CRY – Child Rights and You, an Indian NGO working for children’s rights for over three decades, along with partner Lok Prabandh Vikas Sansthan (LPVS) went door to door to create awareness on the importance of immunisation. What ensued was continued counselling and sensitising each family and parent who initially resisted the idea. After regular talks, the LPVS team got the Auxiliary Nursing Midwife (ANM) to visit each house and immunise the children. Regular meetings with government officials resulted in a mini Anganwadi being built in the village. Today, because of these continuous efforts, every child in the village is immunised.

Susan Varghese, Head, Global Operations, CRY, says, “A healthy start for mothers and children forms the basis for the healthy development of a child and ensures access to proper and effective healthcare, nutrition and early childhood care, thereby resulting in a sound growth of children. However, growing up healthy remains an unattainable dream for thousands of children, and their childhood and growth is hindered by challenges. CRY, along with its grass-root partners identifies these underlying issues and addresses them by interaction with parents, community leaders, children’s collectives, while reaching out to affected regions both directly and indirectly.”

You can support our work by donating at http://www.cry.org/what-to-do/donation-gops-healthystart.html

Media Contact:
Susan Varghese
susan.v@crymail.org

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December 28, 2015 at 6:13 pm

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Virtual Reality G2A.com Shows First Cut of VR ‘G2A Land’ at Comic Con, Mumbai

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RZESZOW, Poland, LONDON and HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ —

VR News – G2A Unveils Most Advanced Platform of Virtual Reality to Game Lovers at Comic Con Convention.

G2A, the Global Leader in the Digital Market Place, thrilled game lovers at Comic Con with a virtual reality, 3D experience called G2A Land. https://www.land.g2a.com

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G2A Land combines never-before-seen techniques to create virtual reality experiences in gaming. G2A invested more than 20 million Euros to develop the marketplace and advanced cutting edge technology in the form of G2A Land. The project, started in 2014, has now become the first of its kind, a virtual reality game platform delivering an ‘out of this world’ gaming experience to game lovers around the world. Gamers and VR fans visited Comic Con,Mumbai to experience the G2A Land application using Oculus glasses for full 3D impact.

Virtual reality creates artificial sensory experiences for users including sight, hearing, touch, and smell. VR is more like a simulator controlled by multimedia or a computer device that replicates an environment of real world or imagined world to the user. While experiencing VR, the user ‘feels and believes’ that they are in a real world and interacting with each and every object created by the simulator, be it: battlefield, sports ground, coaster ride, racing, jungle hunt or a killer game. Before the global launch, G2A.com shared the technology at Comic Con to offer their supporters a real experience of virtual reality.

Rohit Dahda, India Head – G2A.com says: “India is a very big market of gamers with 25-30 thousand visiting Comic Con in Mumbai this year. As a global leader, G2A focus on creating innovative products, something out of the box. G2A Land is the latest breakthrough for game lovers who can experience the full effect of virtual reality wearing the Oculus headset which tricks the eyes and mind into believing that what they see is completely real. At Comic Con visitors had the full explanation of virtual reality as well as experiencing directly the latest technology.”

Marcin Kryszpin, Head of Oculus Team at G2A.com explained that working on the G2A Land project was a big adventure: “It was a journey of discovery with many challenges along the way.” He added: “We continue to experiment in order to create something luxurious and friendly for all players.”

G2A Land is available free for all game lovers in the first quarter of 2016. At Comic Con, gamers took a first look at G2A Land to experience a new virtual reality era of digital gaming.

Source: G2A.com
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December 28, 2015 at 5:10 pm

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Sequa Petroleum N.V. – Transaction Update

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ —

Following discussions, Wintershall and Tellus, a 100% Sequa Petroleum N.V. subsidiary, have agreed not to proceed with the Wintershall-Tellus transaction, announced on 18 June, 2015, in the current market environment.

Tellus is evaluating the Ivar Aasen transaction with OMV in the light of the decision not to proceed with the Wintershall-Tellus transaction.

Tellus is progressing with the preparations for financing the Gina Krog transaction with Total, with the transaction planned to close early in 2016.

Sequa Petroleum N.V., Registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce No. 58633618 with a Corporate Seat inAmsterdam.
UK Company No. FC031530, UK Establishment No. BR016598

Contacts:
Jacob Broekhuijsen – CEO
Carol Frost – Director HR & Communication
+44(0)203-728-4450 or info@sequa-petroleum.com

Source: Sequa Petroleum N.V.

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December 28, 2015 at 4:51 pm

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Chatsworth Products Open Frame Server Racks Provide Easy Access, Unrestricted Airflow

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WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California /PRNewswire/ — Chatsworth Products’ (CPI) Two- and Four-Post Open Frame Server Racks provide the strength, stability and durability needed to support a wide variety of IT equipment.

When organizing and setting up equipment in a computer room or data center, it is important to make the best use of the space available. Open frame server racks are a great solution to help stay organized in a cost-effective manner.

Consider these five benefits for your equipment storage needs:

  1. Cost – Open frame server racks are a cost-effective way to manage equipment. Generally, open racks are more affordable and tend to cost less to ship compared to enclosed solutions. Additionally, CPI racks feature a small base, which saves floor space and allows you to maximize the space you have.
  2. Quick installation – Not having to worry about installing doors or side panels makes the installation of open server racks a much easier task. Also, CPI products feature mounting rails with numbered U markings, simplifying equipment installation.
  3. Airflow – Enclosed racks can create an environment for heat to build up. Open frame server racks, on the other hand, allow for unrestricted airflow.
  4. Easy access – The open design allows for easy access to equipment and cabling.
  5. Cable management – It can be a challenge trying to manage cords and cables with an enclosed server rack, but with an open frame server rack, cable management is much easier because you can run the cables without any obstacles from doors or panels.

Selecting a Rack Solution
CPI offers three styles of Two-Post Racks and six styles of Four-Post Racks to choose from.

Two-Post Racks provide the most cost-effective and efficient use of floor space, but Four-Post Racks are superior when supporting larger equipment, like modular network switches. Load rating, rail type, height requirements, as well as UL Listing and seismic certifications should also be considered.

Visit the website for more information.

Cable Management Solutions
CPI’s line of Cable Management Solutions are designed to manage and maintain the cables and cords that provide the critical support, reliability and flexibility needed to sustain and grow your network capabilities.

Our solutions will help you:

  • Streamline the management of your cables and cords
  • Organize cables so that they can be easily traced from start to finish
  • Fulfill high-density cabling requirements

Use CPI’s Product Configurator, which provides a step-by-step guide for selecting rack and cable management solutions.

About Chatsworth Products
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) is a global provider of quality voice and data solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment, providing innovation, configurability and value. CPI operates global offices within the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and China, as well as manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia.

CPI does not accept liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change information and descriptions of listed services and products.

©2015 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Chatsworth Products, CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, eConnect, MegaFrame, Saf-T-Grip, Seismic Frame, SlimFrame, TeraFrame, GlobalFrame, CUBE-iT PLUS, Evolution, OnTrac, QuadraRack and Velocity are federally registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products. Simply Efficient is a trademark of Chatsworth Products. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

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December 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm

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Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company Appoints President Tarja Halonen to Board of Directors

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LONDON, Dec. /PRNewswire/ — The Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company today announced that it has appointed Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland, to its Board of Directors.

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The Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company acts as a guardian of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Created in the midst of World War II in 1941, the Trust Principles apply to the entire Thomson Reuters business and are designed to preserve its independence, integrity and freedom from bias in the gathering and dissemination of information and news. The new appointment will take effect on January 1, 2016.

Halonen is a globally recognized leader in human rights, democracy, social justice and equality, and these themes have come to define her political legacy. Her commitment to this space has earned her official honors and appointments from over 30 nations, including the United States, Japan, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Russia.

A member of Finland’s Social Democratic Party, Halonen served two terms as the country’s President, from 2000-2012. During this time, she also served as co-chair of the United Nations Millennium Summit (2000), as co-chair of the International Labour Organization’s World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization (2002-2004), co-chair of the UN High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability (2010-2012) and as the Chair of the Council of Women Leaders (2009-2014). She also held several cabinet positions including Minister for Foreign Affairs (1995-2000) prior to being elected President. Her political career in Finland spans over four decades, beginning with her appointment as parliamentary secretary to the Prime Minister in 1974. She was then elected to Parliament in 1979 and was reelected four times before taking office as President.

Upon her exit from office, the TH Global Sustainability Foundation was established to promote Halonen’s work in sustainable development. Halonen continues to work closely with the United Nations and other international organizations as well as non-governmental organizations and networks.

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen, Chairman of the Founders Share Company’s Board, said, “President Halonen is a celebrated global leader with a longstanding commitment to democracy, justice and equality, and we are honored that her deep experience will be applied to the Founders Share Company. A perfect addition to the Board of Directors, she joins an impressive roster of colleagues from politics, diplomacy, public service and business.”

Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

 

CONTACT

Andrew Green

Director, Corporate Affairs

+1 646 223 4228
andrew.green@thomsonreuters.com

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December 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm

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Prudential Life Insurance Korea Reduces Underwriting Costs Using FICO Automation

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–Project revolutionizes business, insurer earns FICO Decision Management Award

SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ —

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Prudential Life Insurance of Korea (Prudential of Korea) has automated 40-50 percent of new policy underwriting using FICO technology, a considerable lift from the industry standard of 4-5%.
  • The FICO solution not only revolutionizes Prudential of Korea’s customer approval times and policy accuracy but also reduced its underwriting cost dramatically.
  • This business transformation and innovation has seen Prudential of Korea win FICO’s 2015 Decision Management Award for Analytic Excellence, which is independently judged by leading industry experts.

For more information: http://www.fico.com/en/products/fico-model-builder
http://www.fico.com/en/products/fico-blaze-advisor-decision-rules-management-system

Just a year after deployment of FICO’s analytic and automation solutions, Prudential of Korea has automated 40-50 percent of policy underwriting. Not only has this improved efficiency and accuracy in the company’s underwriting process, it has seen overall costs drop by 70 percent with medical examination costs slashed 65%.

An underwriter typically needs three years of training, but Prudential of Korea was experiencing high growth and therefore a significant skills gap was developing. Prudential of Korea sought to address this by developing a solution that would automate the most straight-forward policies. By automating the routine portions of the underwriting process, Prudential of Korea could focus its expertise on more complex underwriting details, ensuring that customers were still receiving excellent service.

Prudential of Korea used FICO® Blaze Advisor® decision rules management system to automate more of its underwriting. The project was completed in just six months and started to deliver results and a return on investment quickly. Today the percentage of contracts that are automatically underwritten has increased tenfold, from 4-6 percent to 40-50 percent since the implementation of the FICO system. This has freed underwriters to focus on the more complex contracts.

Prudential of Korea also used FICO analytics to develop more sophisticated and profitable risk calculations. This meant looking at a large number of factors beyond the typical data around age and medical history.

Before the company turned to FICO, its underwriters were evaluating contracts based on five or six factors. With FICO® Model Builder, Prudential of Korea evaluated 250 factors to find the 30 most predictive factors, allowing the underwriters to work more effectively.

Financials, ethics, lifestyle habits, occupations and other details that help segment people at different risk levels are now part of the actuarial process. The modelling of the data also revealed what information wasn’t important. Using FICO® Model Builder, Prudential of Korea determined the correlations of different criteria and built the models that are used to score every applicant.

This was very important in contributing to the 65 percent drop in medical examination expenses, as previously, when a customer required further evaluation, they went through a medical test. This was a significant cost to the company, as 15 percent of applicants would need to be tested. Using analytics, Prudential of Korea is better able to assess risk, and now only 5 percent of customers need to go medical exams. This reduction in medical exams greatly improves the customer experience and makes it much more convenient for the customer to obtain the insurance protection they desire.

Joonyong Choi, Head of R&D Underwriting at Prudential of Korea, said, “FICO’s capabilities help to differentiate us from our competitors through better risk assessment as well as speedier approvals for simple contracts. The use of FICO solutions has also greatly enhanced the role of underwriters within the organization. They are excited to work on ways to improve our offering even further, and to find and implement new ideas that support our product development.”

Dan McConaghy, president for FICO in Asia Pacific, said, “Prudential of Korea’s achievements demonstrate the business value of analytics for today’s data-rich enterprise environment. I am delighted that one of our customers inAsia Pacific was selected among a global pool of FICO clients to win this year’s FICO Decision Management Award for Analytic Excellence.”

The FICO Decision Management Awards recognize companies that have achieved outstanding business results using FICO predictive analytics and decision management solutions. For more information:http://www.fico.com/dmawards/

About Prudential Life Insurance Company of Korea

Prudential Life Insurance of Korea, established in June 1989 as a 100% foreign investment corporation by Prudential Financial Inc., holds approximately US$11 billion worth of asset as of December 2014. Under the vision of becoming the most trusted company, Prudential of Korea first introduced need-based financial planning and Life Planner system into the Korean market and has occupied top ranks in major management indicators in the industry. Prudential of Korea provides comprehensive financial solutions covering from death protection to longevity risks for customers to achieve their financial stability and peace of mind. To fulfill its social responsibility as a corporate citizen, Prudential of Korea established Prudential Foundation of Korea in January 2007 to contribute in making our community a better place.

About FICO

FICO (NYSE: FICO) is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 90+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s groundbreaking use of Big Data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries. FICO provides analytics software and tools used across multiple industries to manage risk, fight fraud, build more profitable customer relationships, optimize operations and meet strict government regulations. Many of our products reach industry-wide adoption. These include the FICO® Score, the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States. FICO solutions leverage open-source standards and cloud computing to maximize flexibility, speed deployment and reduce costs. The company also helps millions of people manage their personal credit health. FICO: Make every decision count™. Learn more at www.fico.com.

Join the conversation at https://twitter.com/FICOnews_APAC & http://www.fico.com/en/blogs/

FICO and Blaze Advisor are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fair Isaac Corporation in the United States and in other countries.

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Source: FICO

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December 28, 2015 at 3:54 pm

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Going Once, Going Twice…Rabin Auctions Off Iconic Smith Bros. Cough Drop Plant

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CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — The iconic Smith Brothers brand, which had remained relevant since its conception in 1847, finally closed its factory doors for good on September 28, 2015. Producers of the first retail cough drops in the United States, the entire contents of the Smith Brothers Brighton Park, IL production facility will be sold at an open cry public auction on January 20, 2016. For those interested, a full listing with pictures of all items to be sold can be viewed online at www.rabin.com.

Dating back to 1850’s, the company stayed within the Smith family for nearly 75 years, when it was sold to the Warner Lambert Company in 1926. Over the decades, the once-prevalent Smith cough drop fell into obscurity with the younger generation, though the name and image of the bearded brothers – as featured prominently on the packaging—remained a familiar one to those who remembered the brand’s popularity before it was met with declining sales in the 1970’s. Nowadays, cough drops represent a $688 million market, largely dominated by Halls and Ricola.

In an attempt to revitalize the brand, in November 2014, a Chicago based investment group launched a $3 millionadvertising campaign to promote the Smith Bros brand which had been around for over 165 years. While the campaign brought about such innovations as caffeine- and serotonin-infused drops, the effort came too late and failed to produce the necessary sales.

Starting promptly on Wednesday, January 20, at 10 a.m. CST, the one-day auction will include over 800 items, from vintage candy making machines dating back to the late 1900’s, to high speed packaging lines installed as late as 2014. Richard Reese, CEO of Rabin, noted, “in addition to the production of cough drops, a good portion of the equipment can be utilized by manufacturers of hard and soft candies, as well as food and snack processors and packagers.” Reese believes the history of the brand will draw attention from confectionery and snack food producers around the globe.

This past October, the contents of the factory were purchased by a group of industrial plant auctioneers, which included Chicago based PPL, Boston based Gordon Brothers, and Rabin Worldwide, Mr. Reese’s firm which specializes in the sale of confectionery production and packaging machinery.

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December 28, 2015 at 3:27 pm

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GENIVI Alliance Brings Connected Car Technologies to Las Vegas

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-Alliance celebrates GENIVI “cars on the road” with keynote at Consumer Telematics Show, panel sessions at CES and fifth-annual Member Showcase at Trump International Hotel

SAN RAMON, California /PRNewswire/ — The GENIVI Alliance, an automotive industry association driving the broad adoption of specified, open source, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software, will be showcasing its latest connected car technologies through a series of industry events during CES 2016 week in Las Vegas fromJan. 5 – 7.

Matt Jones, GENIVI Alliance president and head of future infotainment at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), will kick off the week by delivering the keynote presentation at the Consumer Telematics Show on Jan. 5 at the Rio Las Vegas.  In his speech, Jones will discuss how the efforts of JLR and other members of GENIVI are leading the charge in not only the connected car, but also opening up the ecosystem to future players.

Partnering with SAE International, GENIVI will lead two panel sessions centered around the timely cybersecurity theme during the first morning of CES 2016 on Jan. 6.  As part of a full “Connect2Vehicle” track at CES, the first panel, “Connected Cars – A Landscape Fraught with Peril,” will explore how the connected car is a prime target for cybercrime and address the growing challenges and threats of today’s highly connected vehicles.  The second panel, “Automotive Security Solutions – Full of Promise” will discuss existing and emerging technologies that can deliver safer, more secure cars and driving experiences.

For the fifth consecutive year, GENIVI will welcome automotive stakeholders from around the world to its GENIVI CES 2016 Demonstration Showcase at the Trump International Hotel on Jan 6 – 7. Over 25 member companies will display the pervasive adoption of GENIVI technologies in commercial products from leading IVI suppliers.

GENIVI enjoying continued adoption with cars “on the road” worldwide

As automakers become convinced of the technical and economic value of GENIVI deliverables, interest and increased adoption of GENIVI products from global OEMs is rapidly growing. Linux-based IVI systems with GENIVI technology are now in production in vehicles on five continents, from BMW, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Suzuki, Volvo and others, with two more OEMs scheduled to launch in 2016.

Global OEM membership continues to rise as well.  Great Wall Motors of China and China Motor Corporation ofTaiwan recently joined the Alliance, bringing the number of OEM members to 14.

GENIVI launches on-line Solution Catalog

In the few years since GENIVI introduced Linux and open source software as alternative elements of commercial IVI solutions, the market has enjoyed a growing base of IVI products and services that use GENIVI solutions.  As a result, GENIVI has produced an on-line Solutions Catalog (http://genivi.org/solutions-catalog) that informs automakers and their suppliers about this growing base of products and services available from an increasing number of suppliers in all major automotive geographies worldwide.  GENIVI solution categories range from full, “black box” or customized solutions to operating system platforms and even individual IVI software components.

GENIVI at the core of the connected vehicle

As GENIVI Linux-based “open” technologies lie at the core of the connected vehicle, the Alliance realized that the promise of truly connected vehicles rests not just on connectivity, but also on the exchange of data between the car and other devices, services, and other cars in a simple, but robust and secure manner.  As a result, GENIVI has formed a Remote Vehicle Interaction (RVI) Expert Group to enhance this open source technology and expand its access to a broader base of stakeholders and contributors to GENIVI.

The group builds on open source technology to handle authentication, authorization, discovery, and data exchange between services in a sparsely connected peer-to-peer network with the goal that RVI is accepted by the automotive industry as a secure, reliable and proven technology choice for connected vehicle projects. RVI technologies are essential to the connected car, including remote data logging, secure software over-the-air (SOTA) updating, and smartphone app control of certain in-car features such as climate control.

GENIVI extends reusable software to a platform for innovation

Earlier in 2015, GENIVI unveiled its first GENIVI Demo Platform (GDP), a technology demonstrator showcasing a concrete and live incarnation of the GENIVI software and design.  Available as a starter kit, it can be publicly obtained and customized by the wider developer community.

Scheduled for release in 2016, the next iteration of the GDP, developed in the “open”, will provide a world-class delivery and “getting started” experience (both software and hardware), with multiple connectivity options such as RVI and SOTA solutions and tools, continual updating of platform images and individual components, plus all the features available in the current GDP.

When completed, the new GENIVI GDP may well become the de-facto platform for developers to show their innovations to their respective management and future prospects, as well as an important catalyst for engineering innovation within the IVI ecosystem.

About GENIVI Alliance
GENIVI is a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of specified, open source, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software. The resulting work of GENIVI will result in shortened development cycles, quicker time-to-market, and reduced costs for companies developing IVI equipment and software. Comprised of more than 150 member companies, GENIVI is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif.  Please visit www.genivi.org for more information.

Media Contact – GENIVI Alliance:
Craig Miner
248.840.8368
cminer@quell.com

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December 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

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Statement Of Daniel A. Pollack, Special Master In Argentina Debt Litigation, December 21, 2015

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NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ — Daniel A. Pollack, the Special Master presiding over settlement negotiations between the Republic of Argentina and its Bondholders, issued the following statement today:

I met this morning with Luis Caputo, Secretary of Finance, and Mario Quintana, Vice Chief of the Cabinet of the Republic of Argentina, for approximately one hour in my offices in New York City.  The meeting was constructive, covering a range of issues, and it was agreed that they will return to New York City in the second week of January to commence substantive negotiations with the Bondholders.

Source: Daniel A. Pollack

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December 28, 2015 at 2:33 pm

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Westcon Solutions Collaborates with SimpliVity to Boost Enterprise Data Centres with Hyperconverged Infrastructure in Hong Kong

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-Westcon Solutions to distribute SimpliVity OmniCube and OmniStack Integrated Solution with Cisco UCS to help customers dramatically improve TCO and business agility

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Westcon Solutions, the regional distributor with worldwide practices focused on cloud, global deployment, services, security, UCC, networking and data centre, is excited to announce its partnership with SimpliVity to distribute the company’s leading hyperconverged infrastructure platform – OmniCube and OmniStack integrated solutions – across Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, and Taiwan.

“After seeing SimpliVity’s success with Westcon-Comstor’s business in Europe, we were thrilled to extend our partnership with them to the Asia-Pacific region,” said Patrick Aronson, VP, Asia Westcon-Comstor. “Hyperconvergence is one of the fastest-growing segments in IT and more enterprises are seeing SimpliVity’s transformational value. We want to help our partners harness that opportunity so their customers can quickly understand the OmniCube and OmniStack’s economic benefits by simplifying the data centre.”

SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure consolidates all infrastructure and data services below the hypervisor into a single unified stack running on x86 building blocks. By radically simplifying the legacy infrastructure stack, OmniCube and OmniStack deliver the performance, reliability, availability, security, and data protection that enterprises require – but with the economics of the cloud. The result can be as much as three times TCO savings.

“Customers across the globe have already been realizing SimpliVity’s substantial cost savings and benefits, but our partnership with Westcon Solutions will extend our reach even further,” said Scott Morris, vice president, Asia Pacific and Japan, Sales at SimpliVity. “Our new partnership complements our presence in Singapore and rapidly expands our coverage in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan, giving SimpliVity the opportunity to transform even more enterprises across the globe.”

About Westcon Solutions

Westcon Solutions is transforming IT distribution with worldwide capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services, and category-leading Security, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Networking and Data Center technology Practices. The company works with its global partners to deliver results together by combining expert technical and market knowledge with a uniquely collaborative engagement model. Westcon Solutions offering customers a strong portfolio of market-leading and emerging digital and physical products and services.

About SimpliVity

Founded with a mission to simplify IT, SimpliVity is a pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, disrupting the status quo of complex and cumbersome legacy IT systems. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged infrastructure platform delivers enterprise-class performance and availability that today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics their businesses demand. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (eight to 12 disparate functions) into a simple 2U building block of x86 sharable resources to deliver unmatched IT simplicity, operational efficiency, and 3x TCO savings. The company’s unique data virtualization architecture improves performance, protection, and data efficiency, while also enabling global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity has revolutionized IT systems for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., the company has raised more than $276 million in venture capital, and employs more than 550 worldwide. SimpliVity’s business model is 100 percent indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available worldwide through its network of resellers and distributors.

For more information, visit www.simplivity.com.

Marketing Contact:
Alicia Sim
Westcon Solutions
alicia.sim@westcon.com

Media Contact:
Josephine Low
SimpliVity
josephine.low@simplivity.com

Source: Westcon

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December 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm

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