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Iran Grabs the Spotlight at the Closing of the Inaugural Edition of IPEM

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CANNES, France /PRNewswire/ — For the closing of the first edition of IPEM  International Private Equity Market – which took place on February 17-19 in Cannes, an Iranian delegation, led by Emad Modirzadeh, CFA, CEO of Theta Energy Holding, presented an overview of energy-related and infrastructure projects in Iran, representing a total 5 year CAPEX potential of 243 billion dollars (oil, gas, power, renewable, petrochemical, mine, rail, road) to the attending investors.

“IPEM was the ideal event to launch these exciting opportunities to the International Equity marketplace. We were delighted with the audience and their reaction to our proposals”, said Emad Modirzadeh. René Pérès, IPEM Chairman said “The fact that Iran chose IPEM as their international launch pad is a huge vote of confidence in IPEM and the opportunities it offers. We look forward to welcoming them back next year.”

718 professionals, representing more than 400 companies from 32 countries, attended the inaugural edition of IPEM. 45% of the attending companies came from overseas, with a 10% representation from the UK, 7% fromGermany and 4% from Italy. The Middle East, Asia and America represented 11% of the total attendance. 25 % of the participating companies were private and institutional investors, 20% were GPs, another 20% were business owners seeking for funds, 20% were service providers, while institutions and media respectively represented 8% and 4% of the total attendance.

The second edition of IPEM will take place in Cannes on January 25-27, 2017 and will welcome a growing number of PE professionals to harvest the benefits of this new marketplace.

http://www.ipem-market.com

Source: IPEM – International Private Equity Market

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February 29, 2016 at 6:42 pm

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Iran Grabs the Spotlight at the Closing of the Inaugural Edition of IPEM

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CANNES, France  /PRNewswire/ — For the closing of the first edition of IPEM  International Private Equity Market – which took place on February 17-19 in Cannes, an Iranian delegation, led by Emad Modirzadeh, CFA, CEO of Theta Energy Holding, presented an overview of energy-related and infrastructure projects in Iran, representing a total 5 year CAPEX potential of 243 billion dollars (oil, gas, power, renewable, petrochemical, mine, rail, road) to the attending investors.

“IPEM was the ideal event to launch these exciting opportunities to the International Equity marketplace. We were delighted with the audience and their reaction to our proposals”, said Emad Modirzadeh. René Pérès, IPEM Chairman said “The fact that Iran chose IPEM as their international launch pad is a huge vote of confidence in IPEM and the opportunities it offers. We look forward to welcoming them back next year.”

718 professionals, representing more than 400 companies from 32 countries, attended the inaugural edition of IPEM. 45% of the attending companies came from overseas, with a 10% representation from the UK, 7% fromGermany and 4% from Italy. The Middle East, Asia and America represented 11% of the total attendance. 25 % of the participating companies were private and institutional investors, 20% were GPs, another 20% were business owners seeking for funds, 20% were service providers, while institutions and media respectively represented 8% and 4% of the total attendance.

The second edition of IPEM will take place in Cannes on January 25-27, 2017 and will welcome a growing number of PE professionals to harvest the benefits of this new marketplace.

http://www.ipem-market.com

Source: IPEM – International Private Equity Market

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February 29, 2016 at 6:37 pm

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Elitecore Showcases its Service Management Platform Capabilities for Wi-Fi MVNO at MWC 2016

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MWC, BARCELONA, Spain  /PRNewswire/ — Elitecore Technologies, a global provider of Next-generation BSS, Packet Core and Carrier Wi-Fi solution, showcases its Service Management Platform (SMP) capabilities for Wi-Fi MVNO at Mobile World Congress 2016. The SMP enables multiple Wi-Fi MVNOs to operate and expand their Wi-Fi services portfolio on the same platform, capable of faster time to market and enhanced customer experience.

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Akshat Joshi, VP – Wi-Fi Business, Elitecore Technologies says, “With the increasing Wi-Fi opportunities, MVNOs foresee Wi-Fi as a sustainable business for profitability. Elitecore’s comprehensive and scalable SMP will help MVNOs generate new revenue potential and acquire new customers by rolling out differentiated Wi-Fi services rapidly.”

Elitecore Wi-Fi SMP for MVNO offers customized GUI with multi-tenant support enabling multiple MVNOs to host Wi-Fi services through a single platform. The platform enables MVNOs with independent control to design and create their personalized Wi-Fi plans, have their own self-care portals with customized branding facilities. Elitecore’s future ready Wi-Fi SMP comprises of 3GPP compliant dual stack AAA, Captive Portal, Rating and Charging, Billing, Voucher Management System, Policy Control, Roaming and partner settlement enhanced Mobile App, ANDSF, Advertisement Server and Monetization Framework for Location based services that enable MVNOs to tap new revenue opportunities by launching next generation digital services across different business verticals.

Elitecore’s converged and flexible platform helps in Capex savings as MVNOs need not invest in Wi-Fi access infrastructure separately. It also enables MVNOs with quick & lucrative launch of plans to provide incremental value to customers. Elitecore’s unique expertise in its MVNO Wi-Fi offerings enables operators with operational excellence, revenue assurance as well as helps them with out-of-box support for all MVNO business journey.

About Elitecore

Elitecore, a part of Sterlite Technologies Limited, is a global IT product and service provider offers pre-integrated BSS, Packet-core and Carrier Wi-Fi solution with modular flexibility. Adhering to TM Forum and 3GPP standard, the offerings are compatible to large vendor ecosystem addressing CSPs requirement of faster time to market and reduced TCO. Elitecore has over 150 network deployments worldwide for 52 Service providers in more than 40 countries. Elitecore’s satisfied customer base includes 11 of the world’s top 30 operators. http://www.elitecore.com

Media Contact
LK Pathak
VP – Marketing & Corporate Communications
M: +91-992-501-2059
E: l.k.pathak@elitecore.com

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February 29, 2016 at 6:34 pm

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Huawei and Leica Camera Announce Long-term Technology Partnership for the Reinvention of Smartphone Photography

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-Leaders in the smartphone and photographic worlds come together to create a premium visual world renaissance

LONDON  /PRNewswire/ — Today Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) and Leica Camera AG are delighted to announce the start of a strategic partnership, a co-operation with shared premium ambitions and spirit, which will see both technology and photography brands combining their shared ethos in a long-term commitment to the art of craftsmanship, meticulous engineering and the spirit of winning collaboration, to create a powerhouse in the reinvention of smartphone photography.

In 2012, Huawei became the world’s third-largest smartphone manufacturer and was the first Chinese company to sell more than 100 million mobile phones in one year in 2015. The first Chinese brand to appear on the prestigious Interbrand Best Global Brands list in 2014, Huawei soared to number 88 in 2015 whilst launching the globally critically acclaimed Huawei Watch and Huawei P8. In 2016, Huawei looks to build on its success withLeica Camera: a mutually beneficial collaboration with the most iconic name in the photographic world to bring joint superior excellence to consumers.

For over 100 years, premium iconic camera manufacturer Leica Camera has been creating lightweight cameras favoured by street photographer pioneers and world-class optical lenses, fulfilling the passions of its community. With ingenious optical engineering and formidable craftsmanship, Leica cameras, recognisable by their ‘red dot’ branding, are German engineering at its best, and continue to attract new generations of consumers who aspire to achieve “the Leica look” and own these masterpieces of design. In addition to making precision-crafted masterpieces, Leica supports prominent photographers and emerging new talent around the world.

Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei Consumer BG said: “We choose our partners carefully, and with this extraordinary collaboration we are offering our wide customer base and consumers the best elements of two expert brands in harmony: combining innovation and design, enhancing the user experience and continuing to inspire amazing advancement in human technology through exceptional premium imaging quality. Leica is a legend in the world of photography; we believe no other manufacturer has revolutionised the industry as much as them. We, Huawei, take the utmost pride in exceptional quality and Leica is in a class of its own in its sector.”

Oliver Kaltner, CEO of Leica Camera AG said: “The strategic alliance between Huawei and Leica Camerademonstrates the desire of two rapidly growing and globally active brands to continuously push the envelope of the technologically possible. In addition to innovative strength and premium standards, our two companies are united by the commitment to uncompromising quality. The technology partnership with Huawei offers Leica Camera an excellent opportunity to introduce its proven optical expertise into a new product segment and to unlock exciting business areas in the field of mobile devices. Smartphones make a very important contribution to the world of photography and open an important door for Leica to new target groups and fields of application.”

“The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of innovation, highest precision and craftsmanship. I’m pleased and convinced that the traditional German medium-sized company Leica Camera will bring its values and comprehensive expertise in optical engineering to the long-term partnership with Huawei in order to achieve the best possible imaging results in the field of smartphone photography – and to take it to the next level of quality”, emphasizes Dr Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the supervisory board of Leica Camera AG.

More details on the culmination of Huawei and Leica’s partnership, which will span research and development, design, co-engineering, user experience, marketing and retail distribution, will be shared as the partnership continues.

About Huawei Consumer Business Group
Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2014.  Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer Business Group is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

For more information please visit: http://consumer.huawei.com

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About Leica Camera
Leica Camera AG is an internationally operating, premium-segment manufacturer of cameras and sport optics products. The legendary status of the Leica brand is founded on a long tradition of excellence in the construction of lenses. And today, in combination with innovative technologies, Leica products continue to guarantee better pictures in all situations in the worlds of visualisation and perception. Leica Camera AG has its headquarters in Wetzlar, in the state of Hesse in Germany, and a second production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal. The company operates branch offices in China, England, France, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, South Korea, Italy,Australia and the USA. New and innovative products have been the driving force behind the company’s positive development in recent years.

Source: Huawei Consumer Business Group and Leica Camera

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February 29, 2016 at 6:25 pm

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The Philippines Hosts the 2nd Madrid Fusion Manila

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-Top culinary event draws world’s top chefs and food enthusiasts

MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — Food enthusiasts have another reason to visit Manila this April when Spain’s first and only Asian edition of its top culinary event, Madrid Fusion, will be staged for a second year in Manila. Organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism, Madrid Fusión Manila (MFM) is on April 7-9, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center of the SM Mall of Asia Complex.

MFM 2016 will feature an International Gastronomy Congress discussing the theme, “The Manila Galleon: East Meets West.”

The panel will feature the world’s most acclaimed chefs, including:

  • Joan Roca, El Cellar de Can Roca (No.1 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list)
  • Dani Garcia, Bibo Andalussian Brasserie and Tapas
  • Jose Andres, Minibar
  • Ricard Camarena, Ricard Camarena
  • Angel Leon, Aponiente
  • Jordi Butron, EpaiSucre
  • Michael Voltaggio, Ink.
  • Yoshihiro Narisawa, Les Creations de Narisawa Restaurant
  • Virgilio Martinez, Central Restaurante (No.1 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list)
  • Michael Aspiras, Scout’s Honor
  • Amy Besa and Romy Dorotan, Purple Yam
  • Myke Sarthou, Alab,
  • Kevin Cherkas of Cuca
  • Leah Cohen, Pig & Khao
  • Paul Qui, Qui
  • David Thompson, Nahm
  • Nurdin Topham, Nur
  • Jungsik Yim, Jungsik
  • Enrique Olvera, Pujol and
  • Jorge Vallejo, Quintonil

MFM 2016 will also have a Trade Expo showcasing gourmet products, unique ingredients and regional delicacies from the Philippines, Spain, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Trade visitors enter the Trade Expo for free.

Alongside Madrid Fusion Manila is the month-long Flavors of the Philippines Festival that features food-related activities all over the Philippines from food tours, exhibits and gourmet markets to special dinners with celebrity chefs, food trips and hotel food festivals.

Celebrated annually in Madrid since 2003, Madrid Fusión is considered one of the leading gastronomy gatherings in the world.

Registration is now open with rates at US$ 450.00 per person or group rates with minimum of 20 pax at US$ 290.00. Students’ regular rate is US$ 410.00, with group rates (minimum of 20 pax) of US$ 245.00.

For more details, e-mail: congress@madridfusionmanila.com, call: (+632) 893-7973 or visitwww.madridfusionmanila.com.

Exhibitors have the opportunity to tap new markets. For exhibit inquiries, contact (+632) 929-7993 and 929-7963 or e-mail: exhibits@madridfusionmanila.com.

For details on the Flavors of the Philippines food festival: flavorsofthephilippines1@gmail.com or call (+632) 832-5401.

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MFM2016@catchonco.com
Joanne.liu@catchonco.com
Elaine.chow@catchonco.com

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Source: Department of Tourism, Philippines

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February 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm

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Isagenix Hits $4 Billion in Cumulative Global Sales

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GILBERT, Arizona  /PRNewswire/ — Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company, announced today that it achieved $4 billion in cumulative global sales, an incredible accomplishment after just 14 short years of business. The breakthrough signifies that Isagenix is quickly moving toward its goal of becoming the world’s largest health and wellness company.

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“Achieving the $4 billion mark in sales is a huge accomplishment and an enormous benchmark that we’re proud to achieve,” said Jim Coover, president and CEO of Isagenix International. “We celebrate our loyal customers because without them, we wouldn’t be the company we are today.”

Earlier this year, Isagenix was ranked as the 13th fastest growing company on Direct Selling News‘ North America Top 50 list. Additionally, the industry’s leading trade outlet has recognized it as the 27th top performing organization in the world as part of its Global 100 list, and one of the top 20 U.S.-based companies based on 2014 sales.

“Since achieving $1 billion in 2010, Isagenix has continued to steadily grow,” said Kathy Coover, Isagenix co-founder and executive vice president. “Our success comes from locking arms as a company and keeping focused on the same goal — transforming countless lives around the world.”

About Isagenix International

Established in 2002, Isagenix provides systems for weight loss, energy, performance, healthy aging, and wealth creation. With more than 500,000 customers worldwide and more than 100 life-changing products, packs, and systems, the company is committed to producing Solutions to Transform Lives™. To date, Isagenix has reached$4 billion in cumulative sales through an independent network of Associates in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico,Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Colombia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The company’s vision is to impact world health and free people from physical and financial pain. Isagenix, is a privately owned company with headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona, and is a member of the Direct Selling Association. For more information, visit Isagenix.com.

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February 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

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NUS food scientists create healthier, diabetic-friendly bread

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — A team of food scientists from the National University of Singapore(NUS) has successfully formulated a recipe for making healthier bread by adding a natural plant pigment, called anthocyanin, extracted from black rice. This new bread option gets digested at a slower rate — hence improving blood glucose control — and is high in antioxidants, among other health benefits. This is the first study where anthocyanin extract has been fortified into a bread product, and the findings open up new possibilities of creating healthier, diabetic-friendly food products.

National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore

Bread is a popular staple food for many people around the world. Most breads contain a high amount of rapidly digestible starch, and hence, a high glycemic index, making them unsuitable for diabetic patients. The excessive consumption of bread could increase the risk of overweight and obesity, and their associated diseases, such as Type II diabetes.

The anthocyanin-fortified bread created by NUS researchers could potentially bring health benefits to consumers looking for a healthier option to normal bread. The research findings were published in the journal Food Chemistry inOctober 2015.

Anthocyanins belong to the group of flavonoids that are naturally occurring pigments in fruits, such as blueberries, as well as grains and vegetables like black rice and purple sweet potatoes. They are responsible for the orange, red, violet, and blue colours observed in nature.

Scientific studies have shown that anthocyanins are rich in antioxidant properties and may help prevent cardiovascular and neurological diseases, cancer, and inflammation. Anthocyanins can also inhibit digestive enzymes, hence reducing blood glucose levels.

Professor Zhou Weibiao, Director of the Food Science and Technology Programme at the NUS Faculty of Science, said, “Despite their benefits, the knowledge of using anthocyanins as an ingredient in food products, particularly semi-solid products, is very limited. Hence, we wanted to explore the feasibility of fortifying anthocyanins into bread, to understand how it affects digestibility and its impact on the various quality attributes of bread.”

Dr Sui Xiaonan, a recent PhD graduate from the Food Science and Technology Programme at NUS and first author of the study said, “Reducing the digestion rate of the bread will lead to a lower glycemic index and slower absorption of the bread’s carbohydrates. This usually suggests a lower insulin demand, and could potentially improve long-term blood glucose control.”

The NUS team, led by Prof Zhou, found that digestion rates of the anthocyanin-fortified bread reduced by 12.8 percent, when 1 per cent of anthocyanin extract was added into the bread dough and baked at the optimal condition of 200 degrees Celsius for 8 minutes. The digestion rate dropped further to 20.5 per cent, with 4 per cent of anthocyanin extract.

The team also wanted to explore incorporating anthocyanins into bread to improve its value as a health-promoting food. They had previously conducted a study in 2014 to examine the degradation of anthocyanins during baking. They found that more than 80 per cent of the antioxidant capacity was retained in the bread crust and crumb, even when baked at temperatures as high as 240 degrees Celsius for up to 12 minutes.

“Our results demonstrate that it is indeed feasible to create functional food products through anthocyanin fortification, using bread as an example. We hope to conduct further studies to incorporate anthocyanins into other food items, such as biscuits. Our team is also keen to explore opportunities to work with industry partners to introduce the anthocyanin-fortified bread to the market,” Prof Zhou said.

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GOH Yu Chong
Manager, Media Relations
Office of Corporate Relations
National University of Singapore
Tel: (65) 6601-1653
Email: yuchong.goh@nus.edu.sg

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Source: National University of Singapore

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February 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm

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