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G2A is Now in Katowice for Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Finals 2016

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-E-sport pro-players from all around the world will gather to compete to be World Number One during Intel Extreme Masters Season 10 Finals.

RZESZOW, Poland, LONDON and HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — G2A.COM – the world’s fastest growing digital gaming marketplace – is in Katowice, Poland at the finals of the 1oth Season of Intel Extreme Masters. G2A, a partner of ESL during this event, is celebrating the finale of a decade of seasons of Intel Extreme Masters.

This is the fourth time that the city of Katowice has hosted the event. From 4-6 of March 2016, excited gamers will do battle in Spodek Arena, Katowice for the most important title during the finals of 10th season of IEM. They will play games such as in Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, StarCraft II and many more. The prize pool for this event alone is $500,000!

CO-founder and CMO at G2A, Dawid Rożek commented: “E-sport is always a huge deal for G2A. We have invested millions of dollars in the growth of e-sports.” He added: “We really look forward to taking part in IEM’s season series and to sharing with everyone our latest achievements and developments such as G2A In-Game Skins – it’s the ideal solution for sellers and buyers.” G2A now offering Counter Strike Global Offensive Skins.

G2A are also soon to launch G2A TV, an open channel providing news and entertainment content for the world of gaming and e-sports.

CMOR at G2A, Joshua Cabrera said: “G2A is really excited to participate at IEM Katowice. G2A was present during the whole 10th Season of Intel Extreme Masters. This great event gives us the opportunity to showcase our latest ideas, to positively affect and encourage fans of e-sports worldwide.”

Josh concluded: “G2A recently launched G2A 3D+ which is a service that allows gamers to print their favorite characters from games and pop culture in three dimensions.” G2A 3D+ Announces Amazing Interactive Customized Merchandise

Visit the G2A stand in IEM Katowice – Stand A2.

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Source: G2A.com
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March 8, 2016 at 12:32 pm

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Puma Energy Enters Mexico

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MEXICO CITY /PRNewswire/ —

Puma Energy, the globally integrated midstream and downstream energy company, continues to expand its global footprint with entry into Mexico, initially with the supply of bitumen via a Joint Venture (JV) with Hidrosur, a hydrocarbon and energy distributor company located in Merida. The JV will supply three important markets in the Yucatan Peninsula: Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo.

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The strategically integrated project brings together Puma Energy’s state of the art shipping fleet, flexible transport solutions, product supply reliability and economies of scale for customers. The current capacity of 6,000 m3 of bitumen, will double in H1 2016 to 12,000 m3.

Rodrigo Zavala, Puma Energy’s Chief Operating Officer for the Americas, expressed: “We have a clear focus: we are a global energy company, and we offer high-quality products in a safe, swift and reliable way, at a competitive price. This is the first of many important steps for Puma Energy into the Mexican oil products markets.”

SOURCE Puma Energy

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March 8, 2016 at 12:01 pm

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G2A, Together With Gaming for Good and Save the Children, Activate Gaming Community Avengers for Humanitarian Emergency All-Out Response Team (HEART) in Ethiopia

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

Two months ago, G2A Co-founder and CMO Dawid Rozek, announced that G2A would be working together with Gaming for Good to help children from all around the world. Dawid said: “Now is the time to help, to show that G2A, Gaming for Good and Save the Children together, can and will make a difference.” G2A and Gaming for Good announce ‘Humanitarian Emergency All-Out Response Team (HEART).

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Only 8 weeks after the inauguration of the Humanitarian Emergency All-Out Response Team (HEART), Ethiopia was affected by the worst drought in 50 years. This catastrophe poses an urgent threat to millions of mothers and children in the region. The number of Ethiopians in critical need of food assistance has skyrocketed from 3 to 10 million in just one year.

“It is time to act. It is time to show how big the hearts of gamers really are,” said Dawid Rozek.

G2A is directly supporting this cause with donations to Save the Children, as well as providing Gaming for Good with a customised solution for online payments from across the globe through G2A Pay. More than 100 payment methods are being used within G2A Pay and contributors can choose from amongst them to make a donation.https://pay.g2a.com/

“Join us and the community of over 1500 streamers who are raising funds for Ethiopia. Simply visit: Gaming for Good (https://www.GamingForGood.net/), chose your streamer and make a donation, or start your own stream and engage your community. It’s up to us to show how fast and how many children we can reach,” said Bachir ‘Athene’ Boumaaza.

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. Save the Children is working closely with the Government of Ethiopia, other NGOs and UN agencies to get to Ethiopia’s children who are in urgent need of our help and support.http://www.SavetheChildren.org/Ethiopia

For a full list of Avengers: Click me! Visit: http://www.SavetheChildren.org/Ethiopia, https://www.GamingForGood.net/,http://www.G2A.com.

See the movie of Athene asking for support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVtDWjMTX-I

Author:  Jacqueline Purcell –  jpurcell@G2A.com

Source: G2A.com
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March 8, 2016 at 11:45 am

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European Cities Continued to Attract Growing Numbers of Tourists Despite a Troubled Year in Europe: Bednights up 4.2% in 2015

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VIENNA /PRNewswire/ —

European Cities Marketing announces 4.2% growth in city tourism in 2015. London, Paris and Rome take top slots:China grows by 32%, Italy and Russia struggle to recover.

European Cities Marketing has demonstrated the dominant and most dynamic aspect of European tourism: city tourism, which for years has continued to grow twice as fast as national tourism. Based on the preliminary results of the upcoming European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report, European cities maintained their strong growth trend, with total bednights up 4.2% in 2015. Bednights by international tourists grew at an even faster rate (+4.4%) than the figure for domestic visitors (+4.0%). The preliminary data is drawn from the results for 61 of 110 cities, representing a total of 373.9 million bednights.

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Top performing cities

London and Paris recorded about 100 million bednights between them, and continued to lead Europe’s city tourism industry in terms of total bednights in 2015. A 2.1% decline for Paris was attributable mainly to the terrorist attacks.Berlin managed to retain third place among the top five cities together with Rome, achieving a milestone of 30 million bednights. In the ongoing neck-and-neck duel for fifth place, after two years of ranking sixth, Madrid overtookBarcelona with strong growth of +8.7%. Of the top 10 European cities in terms of international bednights, above-average growth was achieved by Madrid (+12.8%), Berlin (+9.1%), Budapest (+6.9%), Prague (+7.0%), Vienna(+6.1%) and Rome (+4.7%).

Main source markets Germany, USA, UK China still strongest growing market, Italy & Russia in decline

Germany, the USA, and the UK once again topped the list of source markets, representing 28% of bednights in European cities. China continued to be the strongest growing market (+32%), doubling its 2014 growth rate. After a promising recovery in 2014, bednights from Italy again fell by 5.3%. Bednights from Russia again decreased dramatically (-31%), though this was compensated for by positive growth in bednights from the UK (+8.1%) and theUSA (+7.1%).

These results represent compelling evidence of the economic significance of contemporary urban tourism. Cities are therefore the dominant geographical focus of European tourism, especially the lucrative – and hence highly desirable – short break, congress and convention segments. Charts and further data are available free of charge athttp://www.europeancitiesmarketing.com. The 12th edition of the European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report – the world’s leading source of European city tourism statistics – will be available in June 2016. The report can be pre-ordered with a 20% discount until the end of March.

About European Cities Marketing

European Cities Marketing is a non-profit organisation, promoting and linking the interests of members from more than 100 major cities in 36 countries. Its mission is to improve the competitiveness and performance of the leading cities ofEurope by providing a platform for convention, leisure and city marketing professionals to exchange knowledge, best practice and widen their networks to build new business.

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Further information & pre-order special

http://www.europeancitiesmarketing.com/ecm-benchmarking-report

Enquiries

European Cities Marketing
Flavie Baudot
press@europeancitiesmarketing.com
+33-380-56-02-00

MODUL University Vienna (Scientific Partner)
Karl Wöber
karl.woeber@modul.ac.at
+43-1-3203555-300

Source: European Cities Marketing

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March 8, 2016 at 11:42 am

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Castlewood Group Lives the Dream with Grand Opening of Flagship Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa and Dream Beach

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-5-star luxury with world-class F&B and nightlife entertainment

PHUKET, Thailand /PRNewswire/ — Singaporean commercial real estate developer, Castlewood Group celebrated the grand opening of their flagship luxury hotel development in Asia, Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa and Dream Beach in true New Yorkcosmopolitan style with their signature world-class hospitality — delectable Michelin-inspired F&B complemented by seductive grooves from jazz-funk meisters, Jan Kincaidfrom The Brand New Heavies and Caron Wheeler from Soul II Soul.

5-star luxury with world-class F&B and nightlife entertainment
5-star luxury with world-class F&B and nightlife entertainment

 

Chris Comer, CEO of Castlewood Group said, “Castlewood Group’s vision of delivering world-class hotels and experiences in Asia is fast becoming a reality with the launch of our flagship development. Pairing our deep experience in the Asian market with Dream’s cutting-edge brand offering, we are confident that our first development will offer rewarding returns to our buy-to-lease investors and enable discerning global travellers to create unforgettable memories and live the Dream in Phuket.”

“With several projects in the pipeline, including one to be announced later this year, Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa and Dream Beach are just the beginning of more success stories to come,” he reiterated.

Five-star hospitality, award-winning eco-design and world-class cuisine
Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa breaks free from the classic paradigms of five-star hospitality with its eco-design, world-class cuisine, modern venue concepts and luxurious service ethos. Vivid hues and sparkling whites evoke a cosmopolitan lounge vibe, appealing to discerning travellers from around the globe. Opened in November 2015 with 174 guestrooms, suites and villas, Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa is located on the northern peninsula of beautiful Bang Tao beach in an upmarket area favoured by other international five star hotels and luxury villa communities.

A three-time winner of New Hotel Design and Construction Thailand from the prestigious International Hotel Awards Asia Pacific (for the years 2012-2013, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015), the hotel also breaks new ground with its environmental-friendly features that effectively reduce its eco-footprint. Passive ventilation designs encourage airflow and reduce power expenditure, while overhanging balconies and “green” walls provide natural shade. On the roofs, grey water collection and filtration processes reuse rainwater for irrigation, and energy efficient LED lights reduce electricity consumption. The architecture was also designed to seamlessly integrate indigenous landscape features for an immersive experience unique to Thailand.

Trilogy, the signature restaurant, will be a first of its kind in Phuket — Michelin-inspired menus designed by three world-class chefs who have been awarded three Michelin stars amongst them. This will be the first of many such restaurants that Castlewood Group plans to open in Asia.

The most luxurious beachfront escape in Phuket
Opened in December 2015, Dream Beach, Phuket’s most luxurious beach club is designed to provide a complete day-to-night beach club experience with modern decor and contemporary furnishings that provide an unparalleled escape found nowhere else in Phuket. Set on the pristine white sand of Layan Beach with direct access to the sea, the 2,000 square foot multi-level club is set to be the hottest beach club in Asia especially with iconic global music names, Ministry Of Sound and Hed Kandi, signed on as the exclusive entertainment partners for the venue. Both brands will headline world-class events and parties as part of an electric entertainment calendar.

Inspired by their successful summers in Ibiza, Hed Kandi will make a much-coveted exception for this partnership by breaking away from their nighttime model to throw seductive daytime pool parties each month. Ministry of Sound will host monthly parties at Dream Beach with an international lineup of DJs spanning various genres of music. Dream Beach will also host an impressive roster of resident DJs from both brands and other exclusive partners, including crowd favourites, DJ Eibhlin, DJ Pheobe D’Abo and DJ Tim Cullen.

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About Castlewood Group
www.castlewoodgroup.com
Castlewood Group is a Singaporean commercial real estate developer specialising in alternative investment solutions via luxury real estate developments. Established in 2006 with its global headquarters in Singapore, Castlewood Group’s mission is to develop high quality real estate investment products in key destinations with proven growth trajectories. Their flagship luxury hotel development, Dream Phuket Hotel & Spa opened on 15th November 2015, has already attracted industry recognition having won awards at the 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Asia Pacific Hotel Awards for New Hotel Construction and Design, Thailand.

About Dream Hotel Group
www.dreamhotels.com

Dream Hotel Group represents a sea change in the hospitality space by making fresh lifestyle experiences available to every traveller and hotel developer. The Dream Hotel Group represents four distinct brands: The Chatwal, Time Hotels, Dream Hotels, and Unscripted Hotels. Founded on the philosophy that forward-thinking design, service and guest experiences should be available in every market segment, Dream Hotel Group is committed to offering travellers an authentic connection to their chosen destination through an out-of-the-box approach.

Dream Hotel Group is a leader in managed properties across the United States and abroad through third-party management contracts. The company’s strong brand relationships with leading hotel franchises strengthens its ability to achieve its growth potential and expand its portfolio in the four- and five-star franchised hotel market.

About Ministry Of Sound and Hed Kandi
www.ministryofsound.com, www.hedkandi.com
Ministry of Sound, established in 1991, has grown from a nightclub in London to become the world’s biggest dance brand, having diversified into a multimedia entertainment business. In addition to the nightclub, it is an independent record label and worldwide events brand with a 24-hour radio station and other media outlets.

Launched in 1991 as a subsidiary of Ministry of Sound, Hed Kandi evolved from its humble compilation brand beginnings into a global dance phenomenon. With three UK Top 10 Singles, a host of Top 40 Hits and over 100 albums to date, Hed Kandi is a true dance powerhouse. Not content with sound-tracking houseparties, Hed Kandi branched out with London and Ibiza residencies in 2002, and now throws hundreds of events every year from Dubai to Dublinand Sydney to Sao Paolo.

For additional information, please contact:

Wendy Wang
Senior Account Manager
GHC Asia
Tel: +65 6723 8124
wendy.wang@ghcasia.com

Dominique Low
Senior Account Director
GHC Asia
Tel: +65 6723 8127
dominique.low@ghcasia.com

Liane Koh
Head of Brand Communications
Castlewood Group
Tel: +65 6303 0888
l.koh@castlewoodgroup.com

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Source: Castlewood Group

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March 8, 2016 at 11:39 am

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Evergreen International Establishes Shenzhen Fosun Ellassay Fashion Fund with ZMF, Subsidiary of Fosun International and 3 Other Entities

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-Actively looking for new business opportunities in the apparel, accessory products and online business industries

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Evergreen International Holdings Limited (“Evergreen Intl” or the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”; SEHK stock code: 238), a leading men’s wear enterprise and operator of brands targeting the upper-middle and high-end segments of mainland China’s market, is pleased to announce that Guangzhou Changzhuxing, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, established Shenzhen Fosun Ellassay Fashion Fund LLP in the PRC, with Hangzhou Zhejiang Momentum Fund LLP (“ZMF”), a subsidiary of Fosun International Limited (“Fosun International”; SEHK stock code: 656), Fosun Evergreen, Ellassay Fashion, and Dongguan Best Pacific Textiles Co., Ltd. (“Best Pacific Dongguan”). The purpose of the investment fund is to mainly invest in lifestyle and related internet enterprises projects. The five parties will foster a business alliance for the Group in its future development and sustainable growth. Evergreen Intl will be the exclusive representative in the menswear industry within the business alliance.

Pursuant to the limited partnership agreement, the total capital commitment to the investment fund is RMB600 million, among which, RMB6 million is to be contributed by Fosun Evergreen; RMB360 million, RMB96 million, RMB78 millionand RMB60 million are to be contributed by Ellassay Fashion, Guangzhou Changzhuxing, ZMF and Best Pacific Dongguan respectively.

ZMF is a fund established in the PRC and controlled by Fosun Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fosun International. The principal businesses of Ellassay Fashion (SSE stock code: 603808) are the manufacturing and trading of women’s clothing and clothing accessories. Fosun Evergreen is an investment management company jointly controlled by Fosun Capital and Ellassay Fashion. The principal businesses of Best Pacific Dongguan are the manufacturing and trading of elastic fabric, elastic webbing and lace.

Mr. Chan Yuk Ming, Chairman and Executive Director of Evergreen Intl, said, “The establishment of the investment fund will provide a platform for the Group to leverage the existing business experience, resources and network of Fosun International to explore new business opportunities for acquisitions, and also minimise the investment risks of the Group. Evergreen Intl has been continuously and actively looking for new business opportunities in the apparel, accessory products and online business industries for development and expansion.”

About Evergreen International Holdings Limited

Evergreen is one of the leading men’s wear enterprises and brands operators in the PRC that currently owns and manages V.E. DELURE and TESTANTIN, targeting the markets for high-end business formal and casual men’s wear, the upper-middle fashion casual men’s wear and the high-end children’s wear. The Group’s strategy is to open self-operated stores in key cities, while penetrating the markets of slower development through distributors. To cope with business expansion and raise operating efficiency, the Group has strategically used a combination of self-operated retail stores as well as distributors of varying degrees to cater to different stages of development and target markets for each of its brands.

Source: Evergreen International Holdings Limited

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March 8, 2016 at 11:37 am

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Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo to Kick Off in South Korea this April

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GOSEONG, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — An international dinosaur exposition will take place next month to display rare fossils and vivid models of the extinct animal species using state-of-the-art media technology, organizers said Monday.

Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo to Kick Off in South Korea this April
Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo to Kick Off in South Korea this April

The Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo will begin on April 1 for a 73-day run in Goseong, located about 466 kilometers south of Seoul. Goseong is known for its quantity and variety of dinosaur fossils with more than 4,000 dinosaur footprints.

Since its inaugural opening in 2006, the Dinosaur World Expo has been a rare success among events organized by South Korean municipalities.

The number of visitors climbed steadily to a record 1.78 million in 2012, with twice as many foreigners, or 90,000, traveling to see the exhibition then as in 2006.

In 2012, the organizing committee posted a net profit of 10.7 billion won, with the economic effect for Goseong estimated at 220 billion won.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ha Jeong-Wan
hjwan1717@korea.kr
+82-55-670-3824

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Source: Gyeongnam Goseong Dinosaur World Expo Organizing Committee Foundation

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March 8, 2016 at 11:36 am

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Nexteer Automotive Schedules 2015 Annual Results Investor Conference Call

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SAGINAW, Mich. /PRNewswire/ — Nexteer Automotive, a global leader in intuitive motion control, today announced that Mike Richardson, Executive Board Director and Senior Vice President Strategy, andStephen Johnston, Interim Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller, will host a conference call for investors on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. EDT (8:00 p.m. HKT) to provide a 2015 annual results briefing.

The conference call dial-in information is available on the company’s website at http://www.nexteer.com/investor-calendar.

ABOUT NEXTEER

Nexteer Automotive (HK:1316) is a multi-billion dollar global steering and driveline business solely dedicated to electric and hydraulic steering systems, steering columns and driveline products for original equipment manufacturers. The company is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Its 12,000 workforce serves more than 50 customers in every major region of the world. The company has 21 manufacturing plants, five regional engineering centers and ten customer service centers strategically located in North and South America, Europeand Asia. Nexteer Automotive’s customers include BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, GM, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Toyota, and VW, as well as automakers in India and China. www.nexteer.com

Source: Nexteer Automotive

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March 8, 2016 at 11:33 am

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Life Science Leader Merck Launches New Innovations at Pittcon 2016

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— Wide range of products for separation and analysis
— Increased accuracy, quality, convenience for laboratory customers
— New HPLC and capillary GC columns, tools for water analysis and easier sample preparation

DARMSTADT, Germany  /PRNewswire/ — Merck, a leading science and technology company is launching a range of new products for separation and analysis at the Pittcon Conference and Expo 2016 inAtlanta, Georgia, March 6 – 10, the world’s largest conference for laboratory science. The innovations include high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and capillary gas chromatography (GC) columns, and tools for effective analysis of water and easier sample preparation.

“We are committed to providing innovations that help our customers solve their toughest problems, advance science and accelerate access to health care around the world,” said Udit Batra, CEO of Merck’s life science business. “Our customers are benefitting from our expanded global footprint, industry-leading capabilities and broadened product portfolio.”

Merck bought Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion at the end of 2015, making it one of the leading players in the life science industry. Pittcon 2016 marks the first major conference at which the combined businesses will exhibit together with a unified presence.

Among the new life science products are new categories of Cerilliant® Certified Reference Materials, including bile acids, antiretrovirals and fatty acids. These compounds allow clinical researchers to accurately quantitate therapeutic drugs and endogeneous biomarkers.

“We rely on Merck’s Cerilliant Certified Reference Materials to provide accuracy in longitudinal testing of patients and as well as between-lab studies,” said Brian Rappold, scientific director at Essential Testing, LLC, aCollinsville, Illinois-based clinical medical laboratory provider. “Merck’s Certified Reference Materials are fundamental tools in providing quality results to providers and patients.”

Merck is also launching the following new products:

  • Spectroquant® Prove Spectrophotometers — A new class of spectrophotometers for simplified, durable and secure analysis of waste water, drinking water, beverages and process water.
  • WatercolTM chromatography column — New capillary GC columns that contain innovative stationary phases that produce a sharp peak shape for water, allowing convenient measurement of water.
  • Ascentis® Express Biphenyl chromatography column — A new U/HPLC column that offers alternative selectivity for pharmaceutical analytes and drug metabolites that are not well retained or difficult to resolve on traditional alkyl (C18) and phenyl bonded phases.
  • SLB® IL (i-series) chromatography column — New capillary GC columns that provide both selectivity and inertness toward polar analytes, resulting in better accuracy and sensitivity.
  • SupelTM QuE Verde sorbent — A new QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe) sorbent for the analysis of challenging compounds in green matrices, exhibiting improved recovery of problematic planar analytes when compared with traditional sorbents.

Pittcon 2016 attendees are encouraged to visit booth #3157 to learn more about Merck’s products and speak with company experts. Follow us on twitter @merckgroup.

About Merck

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life — from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2014, Merck generated sales of EUR11.3 billion in 66 countries.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

All Merck news releases are distributed by email at the same time they become available on the Merck website. Please go to www.merckgroup.com/subscribe to register online, change your selection or discontinue this service.

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March 8, 2016 at 11:32 am

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Terrapinn: Over 1,000 rail leaders head to Hong Kong this month for Asia Pacific Rail 2016

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Asia’s rail industry is poised for serious growth. With over 6,500km of rail projects currently planned or announced in Asia, billions are being invested into the region. But there are still challenges to overcome — we need infrastructure upgrades, we need to improve cost management of these mega projects, and of course, we need to deliver on passengers’ increasing expectations as we move into the age of the smart digital railway.

Returning for the 18th year in Hong Kong this March 2016, Asia Pacific Rail will bring rail leaders from across the globe together under one roof to tackle these challenges head on. In 2016, the event will be bigger and better than ever before, with more content, more speakers, more networking, a larger exhibition and over 1,000 attendees.

The two day conference will feature exciting innovations in metro, high-speed rail, mainline passenger and freight, all focused on the theme of enhancing operational excellence and passenger experience to improve your bottom line.

Sharing their insights are senior leaders from MTR, London Underground, Auckland Transport, China Railways, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Hyperloop Technologies, Myanmar Railways, Heathrow Express, SMRT Corporation, Seoul Line 9 Operation Co. Ltd, State Railway of Thailand, Sydney Trains, Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation and many more.

Some key highlights include: Chong Kheng Chua, Deputy Chief Executive, Infrastructure & Development, Land Transport Authority, Singapore; Dirk Ahlborn, CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc; and DrJacob Kam, Operations Director, MTR Corporation to name a few.

Alongside the senior level conference, the exhibition will feature over 35 exhibitors, 20 technical seminar presentations and up to 1,000 attendees walking the floor. Product demonstrations, networking and seminar presentations will be providing visitors with a one-stop shop to gaining insights and updates on the industry.

Tickets are still available for the senior level conference and for the freetoattend exhibition.

Get tickets online

Full information on speakers, agenda and more can be found online at http://www.terrapinn.com/aprail

CONTACT:
Justine Williams
+65-6322-2719
Justine.williams@terrapinn.com

Source: Terrapinn Pte Ltd

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March 8, 2016 at 11:32 am

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