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Then & Now: Britain’s Got Talent Star Connie Talbot Turns Stunning Singer-songwriter with new album Matters To Me out now from Evolution Music Group

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-New emotional MV I’m Over You goes viral

LONDON and HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ —

Highlights:

  • Connie Talbot’s fifth album Matters To Me coming today March 25 under Evolution Music Group label with over half of the songs written or co-written by her.
  • Connie Talbot’s powerful teary-eyed performance of I’m Over You MV premiered on VEVO last week.
Connie Talbot releases her fifth studio album Matters To Me
Connie Talbot releases her fifth studio album Matters To Me

Connie Talbot makes a comeback with her jaw-dropping transformation from the gap-toothed 6-year-old on Britain’sGot Talent to a stunningly beautiful, talented singer-songwriter.

Connie, now 15, releases her fifth album Matters To Me on March 25th, 2016. Connie takes a major role in writing this career-defining album which shows her musical diversity and development as a singer, songwriter and musician.

The co-written song Shut Up (Move On) has created a buzz from fans and media across Asia, where Connie has a huge following.

Last week, Connie delivered another powerful and teary performance of the original song I’m Over You, written solely by Connie herself. The heartfelt and emotional MV went viral in UK media, all in amazement of how grown up Connie is now.

Watch I’m Over You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwdubU_UT0A

The rest of the 13 songs on the album include Dream Out Loud, co-written with hit songwriter/producer Toby Gad (co-writer of All of Me, If I Were A Boy), an Afro-electronic rendition of Katy Perry’s smash hit Roar, a solemn and touching original ballad This is Home, and a crisp acoustic rendition of Friends theme I’ll Be There For You. The album packs a load of surprises and reveals the hard work Connie puts into her natural gift of music.

It looks like we can have great expectations for the album and for Connie to become the next-generation singer-songwriter.

Matters To Me available in major music stores in Asia, and worldwide download and streaming services including iTunes and Spotify.

Track List:

  1. Shut Up (Move On)
  2. Roar
  3. I’m Over You
  4. Dream Out Loud
  5. Those Days
  6. When I Fall In Love
  7. Inner Beauty
  8. Teenage Chemistry
  9. I’ll Be There
  10. Gravity
  11. Vincent
  12. Matters To Me
  13. This Is Home
  14. P.S. (iTunes only)

www.connietalbot.asia

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Britain's Got Talent child star Connie Talbot recording in 2007
Britain’s Got Talent child star Connie Talbot recording in 2007

 

Britain's Got Talent child star Connie Talbot's stunning transformation
Britain’s Got Talent child star Connie Talbot’s stunning transformation

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Source: Evolution Ltd.

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March 29, 2016 at 6:49 pm

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Asia Plantation Capital Berhad Proudly Supports the Islamic Finance Conference 2016

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — As one of the companies whose products earlier this year achieved Shariah-compliant status from IBFIM (formerly known as the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia), Asia Plantation Capital Berhad is proud to be one of the supporters of the Islamic Finance Conference 2016, which took place today.

The Islamic Finance Conference in session at the Mahkota 3 Ballroom, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
The Islamic Finance Conference in session at the Mahkota 3 Ballroom, Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Jointly organised by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and IBFIM, this year’s one-day conference carries the theme, ‘Future Banking in the Technological Advancement Era’. It is designed to strengthen the competencies of senior management and professionals in the Islamic financial industry, with the objective of providing useful insights on practical issues and solutions in advancing Islamic finance.

The discussions today covered topics such as ‘Redefining the Business Model: What Changes Are Needed to Succeed in a Competitive Market?’, ‘Investment Account as a New Product Offering for Customers’, ‘Impact of Financial Technology (Fintech) on Islamic Finance’, ‘MFRS 9 Financial Instruments — Impact and Challenges for Islamic Financial Institutions’, ‘Raising Capital: Corporate Funding Strategies in the Current Economic Environment’, and ‘Shariah and Human Talent Development for the Islamic Finance Industry’.

These important and contemporary issues were deliberated over by renowned experts in the Islamic finance industry, such as Badlisyah Abdul Ghani (founding President of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals), Professor Dr Mohamed Akram Laldin (Executive Director of the International Shari’ah Research Academy in Islamic Finance), Professor Datuk Dr Syed Othman Alhabshi (Deputy President Academic of International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance, INCEIF), and Associate Professor Dr Aznan Hasan (member of the Shariah Advisory Council at the Securities Commission Malaysia), amongst others.

“Over the years, Islamic finance has gained worldwide recognition,” said Steve Watts, Chief Executive Officer of Asia Plantation Capital, Asia Pacific, “and it seems as though its ethical and socially responsible nature is also attracting non-Muslims. We at Asia Plantation Capital, are very happy to be able to cater to the Islamic investment market with our products that gained IBFIM’s approval for Shariah compliance in February last year. IBFIM’s approval of Asia Plantation Capital’s products has provided our Malaysian and Middle Eastern investors with the confidence and assurances that they are investing in sound and socially responsible Islamic products that are fully in accordance with their religious beliefs. We are very proud, therefore,” he concluded, “to be here to support the Islamic Finance Conference 2016 as a Gold Sponsor, and to showcase our products.”

Although operating privately since 2002, Plantation Capital was officially established in 2008 in the UK, before incorporation as Asia Plantation Capital in Sri Lanka in 2009, followed by Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore andMalaysia. With a workforce of more than 2,000 people and 126 plantations across the globe, the company has plans to expand further into other forestry products such as bamboo and teak in the very near future.

Notes for Editors:

For further information, please contact:-

Zaahira Muhammad
Senior PR & Marketing Executive
Email: zaahira@asiaplantationcapital.com
Office: +60 122 035 344

Samantha Tham
PR & Marketing Executive
Email: samantha.tham@asiaplantationcapital.com
Mobile: +65 9144 0933

About Asia Plantation Capital

Asia Plantation Capital Berhad in Malaysia is currently investing heavily in the Malaysian plantation sector, developing new plantations and factories for the production of agarwood (gaharu) and other associated products for the international export markets. The company is further strengthening its presence in Malaysia by moving its headquarters to downtown Kuala Lumpur, a year after opening Southeast Asia’s biggest agarwood processing factory and distillery in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The Asia Plantation Capital Group is a multi-award-winning sustainable plantation operator and management company, with projects across four continents, and a global workforce in excess of 2,000. A market leader in the industry, its Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of leading academics from various countries (China, Thailand, Malaysia, India,Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates), who have, between them, developed and patented industry-leading technologies and systems.

With a focus on commercial plantation projects and vertically integrated businesses that offer a combination of commercial, environmental and community benefits, Asia Plantation Capital has created a successful and dynamic ‘triple bottom line’ company.

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Source: Asia Plantation Capital Berhad

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March 29, 2016 at 6:36 pm

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The Red Flag Group Launches IntegraAnalytics(R) | Compliance Transaction Monitoring

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-Enterprise Wide Real-time Transaction Screening Software Identifies Suspicious Behavior, Compliance Risks

TEMPE, Ariz. /PRNewswire/ — Global integrity and compliance firm The Red Flag Group released today enterprise wide real-time transaction screening software for compliance risks that identifies suspicious behavior and blocks transactions from happening.

IntegraAnalytics® | Compliance Transaction Monitoring is cutting-edge software that utilizes a powerful analytics engine that can search multiple databases. Unlike other big data products that focus on historical data after the event, IntegraAnalytics can be used to identify suspicious transactions in real time. With its intuitive dashboard and automatic monitoring capability, IntegraAnalytics has the potential to revolutionize compliance and provide businesses with an opportunity to take immediate proactive actions to prevent or remediate compliance problems.

“While most companies focus on analyzing historical data to determine potential risk areas for a company, we managed to develop an application to monitor real-time transactions to allow a company to actively analyze both historical and live transactions for non-compliant and suspicious behaviors,” said David Youngson, Chief Executive Officer of The Red Flag Group. “This can help companies prevent loss in revenue, potential fines from non-compliance issues or a damage in reputation. Essentially, we view this as the ‘Holy Grail’ of compliance.”

For example, when a company wants to identify corruption via sales channels, it usually requires looking into different data sources – such as deal size information, risk ratings in a particular country, reseller information, and any non-standard discount requests – manually and individually. Once all information is collected, the company would then perform an analysis to identify potential suspicious transactions. The whole process can take days or even months.

However, IntegraAnalytics allows for screening and checking the data via the dashboard in real-time. The company can identify issues earlier and save itself from potential revenue loss and fines.

Consisting of a simple one-page dashboard overview that helps compliance teams to easily manage transactional risks, IntegraAnalytics:

  • Provides an enterprise risk overview with metrics from the transaction level
  • Conducts real-time monitoring on pre-identified transaction areas and flags potential issues
  • Maps transaction risks with a country risk rating to help identify and prioritize investigation tasks

“We are very proud that IntegraAnalytics is the first predictive analytics tool in the market, with full coverage on customers, sales, suppliers, and human capital data, and we think it can change everything,” said Scott Lane, Chairman of The Red Flag Group. “Through an intuitive user interface and dashboard, IntegraAnalytics enables business users to identify suspicious trends immediately and can offer prompt actions. Compliance efficiency and effectiveness can highly be improved with this new analytics tool.”

To learn more about this product, visit www.integraanalytics.com.

About The Red Flag Group
The Red Flag Group is a global integrity and compliance risk firm. It produces a unique set of advice, technology and business-intelligence applications to manage the integrity and compliance risks of its customers. The Red Flag Group is a leader in screening and due diligence across a range of industries in 180 countries. For more information, visitwww.redflaggroup.com.

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Samantha Frost or Ben Arens
L.C. Williams & Associates
800-837-7123 or 312-565-3900
sfrost@lcwa.com or barens@lcwa.com

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Source: The Red Flag Group

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March 29, 2016 at 6:23 pm

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Get Tactical with Digital at the Hottest Digital Marketing Conference in Indonesia this April

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JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — ClickZ Live Jakarta will bring together Indonesia’s top brands and leading media platforms for the third year in a row at the Pullman Jakarta on 27-28 April 2016. Combining big picture vision with practical advice from the front line from Sinarmas, Telkomtelstra, Mitra Adiperkasa, Microsoft Indonesia, GarudaFood, Kawanlama Retail, ticket.com and more, this two-day event will cover the very hottest trends in digital marketing with a focus on acquiring and retaining customers through mobile and social.

Highlights include the opening keynote address by Maneesh Sah, Head of Marketing Asia Pacific, Middle East andAfrica for Aon Hewitt. Maneesh was featured in LinkedIn’s list of Top 10 Most Engaged Marketers in Singapore for 2015 and is also on the Advisory Board of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council. Maneesh will share his insights on how to build a high octane marketing plan in the digital age covering issues like how to stand out in a multiscreen world, how to spark new conversations with content and how to develop “digital-ready” marketing teams.

Our second keynote speaker, Nicholas Kontopoulos, Vice President of Fast Growth Markets at SAP Hybris, has over 20 years’ of professional experience built across multiple industries and geographies in marketing and customer engagement solutions. He is an experienced international speaker and publishes regularly with the likes of Forbes.com and Customerthink.com. Nicholas will talk through the importance of the customer journey and how to stay ahead of the competition.

The conference provides over 20 hours of learning from over 30 expert speakers with the opportunity to meet and network with over 250 marketing professionals from top international and local brands including The Body Shop, HSBC, Mead Johnson, Shell, Danone, Singpost, CIMB, Schroder, PT Manulife and many more.

“With a young, growing and rapidly urbanizing population, Indonesia boasts one of the fastestgrowing consumer markets in the world. Five million citizens are expected to join the ranks of the consuming class each year. Our global conference series is all about education and sharing the very latest actionable tips and hands-on skills to help businesses and marketing professionals reach their target consumers in the rapidly changing digital age,” commentedVivien Peters, Managing Director, Contentive Asia-Pacific.

Hear what some of our past delegates have to say:

“First hand insights are priceless. Benchmarking vs. the industry is a matter of winning or losing. Lots of action points, lots of networking. ClickZ Live Jakarta was great,” Daniel Tumiwa, CEO OLX Indonesia & Chairman, Indonesian E-commerce Association (idEA)

“ClickZ Live Jakarta didn’t only offer excellent quality sessions and speakers, but also an amazing crowd of professionals – especially from the local market, which I strongly believe made this conference the success that it was. I’m really looking forward to next year’s event!” Achmad Alkatiri, Senior Digital Marketing Manager for Malaysia,Indonesia & Singapore, Accor

Event details are as follows:

Website:

https://goo.gl/5wLqFQ

Tickets:

https://goo.gl/OOX2Xf 

Date:

April 27-28, 2016

Venue:

Pullman, Jakarta

About ClickZ Live

ClickZ Live (www.clickzlive.com) is a global conference series extending across 11 cities around the world. ClickZ Live is an extension of ClickZ.com, the largest resource of interactive news, information, commentary and opinion in the world today. Our mission is to help businesses and marketing professionals excel in the digital world.

For all PR related enquiries please contact:
Tanishq Sharma | Senior Marketing Executive | ClickZ
tanishq.sharma@clickz.com
T: + 852 3411 4852 | F: + 852 3411 4811

Source: ClickZ Group Asia
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March 29, 2016 at 6:18 pm

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Asia Plantation Capital Berhad Opens Regional Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  /PRNewswire/ — The Plantation Capital Group and Asia Plantation Capital are on the move. A month after the Group’s strategic relocation to its global headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Asia Plantation Capital has decided to reposition its regional HQ to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Asia Plantation Capital Berhad Office at the GTower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Asia Plantation Capital Berhad Office at the GTower, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Located in downtown KL, Asia Plantation Capital has taken up offices at the GTower, nestled at the intersection ofJalan Tun Razak and Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur’s prime business district. The GTower is set to become one of the landmark buildings in Malaysia’s capital city, and is the first and only corporate office to be rated ‘Grade A++’ for its commercial space. It has also become Malaysia’s first Green building (BCA Gold Greenmark) sharing the core values of renewability and sustainability that lie at the heart of the Asia Plantation Capital, and indeed the Group’s ethos.

With the region’s largest purpose-built agarwood factory, and acres of newly-acquired plantations in Malaysia, the move is fuelled by the expansion of the company and is seen as an opportunity to further strengthen Asia Plantation Capital’s presence in Southeast Asia. In addition, as part of the company’s successful vertically integrated business model, the office will serve as the administration and marketing hub in Asia for all the end products the company and its partners produce. These range from the signature, 100% pure, natural Oud oil, to essential oils and bakhoor (the Arabic name given to wood chips soaked in fragrant oils), and on to agarwood chips, incense and other timber products including bamboo and teak.

Asia Plantation Capital's state of the art Agarwood processing factory in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Asia Plantation Capital’s state of the art Agarwood processing factory in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Steve Watts, Asia Plantations Capital’s Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, said, “This is more than a mere change of address and a move of offices. The decision has been made as part of the company’s expansion plans, and will have a positive effect not only in the region, but also globally. In much the same manner in which we have streamlined our agarwood processes, this is another step towards integrating the Group. With offices in Europe,Africa and America,” he continued, “this move will allow us to immerse ourselves in an industry that is of such importance to the world, and brings us closer to fulfilling our mission of ‘leading the way in sustainable plantation management’.”

“It has been a year since our state of the art agarwood processing factory has been fully operational. To date, we have had a large number of visitors and/or clients paying visits, some of whom are the most influential investment and fund managers in the world. With close proximity to the factory in Johor Bahru, Malaysia,” Watts concluded, “these trips can be carried out in a more efficient and sustainable manner. And we mustn’t forget another key advantage that will be appreciated by our customers and stakeholders alike, which is the lower operating costs that Malaysia provides, which help us in improving our bottom line.”

The office  was officially launched by Asia Plantation Capital’s Board of Director, Yang Amat Mulia Tunku Naquiyuddin on 24th March 2016.

Asia Plantation Capital was officially established in 2008 (although it had been operating privately since 2002), and the Plantation Capital Group has more than 2,000 members of staff worldwide. With 126 plantations across the globe, the company has plans to expand further into other forestry products such as bamboo and teak in the very near future.

Notes for Editors:

For further information, please contact:

Zaahira Muhammad
Senior PR & Marketing Executive
Email: zaahira@asiaplantationcapital.com
Office: +60 122 035 344

Samantha Tham
PR & Marketing Executive
Email: samantha.tham@asiaplantationcapital.com
Mobile: +65 9144 0933

About Asia Plantation Capital

Asia Plantation Capital Berhad in Malaysia is currently investing heavily in the Malaysian plantation sector, developing new plantations and factories for the production of agarwood (gaharu) and other associated products for the international export markets. The company is further strengthening its presence in Malaysia by moving its headquarters to downtown Kuala Lumpur, a year after opening Southeast Asia’s biggest Agarwood processing factory and distillery in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The Asia Plantation Capital Group is a multi-award-winning sustainable plantation operator and management company, with projects across four continents, and a global workforce in excess of 2,000. A market leader in the industry, our Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of leading academics from various countries (China,Thailand, Malaysia, India, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates), who have, between them, developed and patented industry-leading technologies and systems.

With a focus on commercial plantation projects and vertically integrated businesses that offer a combination of commercial, environmental and community benefits, Asia Plantation Capital has created a successful and dynamic ‘triple bottom line’ company.

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Source: Asia Plantation Capital Berhad

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March 29, 2016 at 6:13 pm

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Michael Bloomberg Meets Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe

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TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P., Philanthropist, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and three-term mayor of New York City meets Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo Metropolitan Government on March 24 in Tokyo. Mr. Bloomberg and Governor Masuzoe discussed a variety of topics, including city management and Tokyo’s leadership on climate change.

Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P., Philanthropist, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and three-term mayor of New York City meets Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo Metropolitan Government on March 24 in Tokyo. Mr. Bloomberg and Governor Masuzoe discussed a variety of topics, including city management and Tokyo's leadership on climate change.
Michael R. Bloomberg, Founder of Bloomberg L.P., Philanthropist, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and three-term mayor of New York City meets Yoichi Masuzoe, Governor of Tokyo Metropolitan Government on March 24 in Tokyo. Mr. Bloomberg and Governor Masuzoe discussed a variety of topics, including city management and Tokyo’s leadership on climate change.

Media Contact:
Contact Person:  Robert Koh
Phone Number: +852-2977-2101
Email: rkoh22@bloomberg.net

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Source: Bloomberg Japan

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March 29, 2016 at 6:04 pm

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ELENILTO Established its New Division to Market Phosphate and Fertilizers to West Africa

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ —

ELENILTO, a global Oil & Gas and Minerals E&P company, announced the formal creation of a new division that will market phosphate and fertilizers to West Africa.

The new division shall market in the first stage, phosphate concentrates and fertilizers that will be bought in the market and will be distributed to West Africa and mainly the ECOWAS countries. ELENILTO is creating its distribution channels and required logistic facilities to bring the fertilizers to the farmers.

As soon as the Togo phosphate and fertilizers project will come to production, ELENILTO will market through this division exclusively Togo’s produced fertilizers to West Africa. The project aims at establishing a world class phosphate and fertilizer production facility to provide phosphates from rock to fertilizer to both the international and local African market. The project has recognized the potential of Africa, in general, and particularly West Africa to provide the food provided for the growing world population.

The Fertilizers market in West Africa is not established yet, mainly due to lack of distribution channels to the end users, the farmers, which controls the mass food production and fertilizer consumption. West Africa usage of fertilizers is low and there is not a great deal of continuity in the type of fertilizer imported into each country during the period reviewed.  Currently Fertilizer application rates in the ECOWAS countries are estimated to be only about 10 kg/ hectare compared to average of 100 kg per hectare in Europe and the USA.

“ELENILTO’s variety of fertilizer products and its location of its planned Fertilizer plant will be our major advantage with the zero time and low distance to market, enabling it to enjoy its low logistic costs,” said Mr. Alon Avadani, ELENILTO’s CEO.

ELENILTO is evaluating the factors influencing the increase in fertilizer application rates and the production and marketing of the most cost effective type of P, NP and NPK fertilizers. The products for the Local Market will be tailored and formulated to the specific crops, climate and type of farming in each area. Many of these formulations will be based on rock concentrate (PR), Partially Acidulated Rock Phosphate (PAPR) and SSP (Single Super Phosphate) as these fertilizers containing Sulfur in addition to P2O5 are especially effective as fertilizers for cash crops. Additional application rates plus the increase in areas for agriculture will provide the potential for the growth potential and development of the local fertilizer market

Among the presentations given at the recent Paris CRU PHOSPHATE CONFERENCE 2016, ELENILTO presented the scope and the exploitation and marketing of the carbonate phosphate and fertilizers in Togo.

Aware of the extended time that such an enterprise will take, Elenilto has already started with the planning and implementation of the necessary infrastructure required for penetrating and sustaining presence in the market. Approaches are already being made for possible mergers and acquisitions with local agents and distributers, to allow for the immediate marketing of suitable fertilizer formulations by using available blending plants and distribution centers.

Elenilto will also cooperate with various institutions that can provide the project with the necessary agronomical, agricultural and educational institutions that will become an integral and in fact one of the dominant divisions of itsTogo phosphate Project.

About ELENILTO

ELENILTO, owned by the Israeli billionaire, Jacob Engel, will develop the 2 billion tons phosphate deposit in Togo, one of the largest phosphate deposits in the Sub Sahara region, situated only 30 km from the sea shore, between the present phosphate mine and the sea. The proximity of the mine to the fertilizer site and the port main logistic hub and, the low transportation cost of project have the potential to provide phosphate at a highly competitive cost in the market

Contact:
Alon Avadani, CEO
Elenilto
Tel: +44-20-8457-7249
Elenilto@elenilto.com
http://www.elenilto.com

Source: ELENILTO

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March 29, 2016 at 5:57 pm

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25 Markets To Deliver Nielsen Total Digital Campaign Measurement By End Of 2016

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-Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings to Expand to 8 New Markets; Mobile Measurement Added in 8 Existing Digital Ad Ratings Markets

JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Nielsen today announced at its annual Media & Marketing Presentation in Jakarta, Indonesia plans to expand its digital advertising measurement solution, Digital Ad Ratings. Over the course of the year, Nielsen will expand the solution into eight new markets globally, with the addition of mobile measurement to existing Digital Ad Ratings offerings in a further eight markets. This significant expansion of the global Digital Ad Ratings footprint will provide a total digital view of campaign audiences across platforms. Since its commercial release in 2011, Digital Ad Ratings has become the industry standard globally for independent campaign measurement with metrics comparable to television.

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Nielsen will launch Digital Ad Ratings measurement in eight new markets, including Poland, Turkey, Hong Kong,Taiwan, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Ireland and New Zealand. Digital Ad Ratings mobile campaign measurement recently launched in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, India and Mexico, and will become available in Japan within the coming week. The addition of mobile measurement will enable advertisers and publishers to more effectively maximize their advertising across desktop, smartphones and tablets.

“We’ve been focused on delivering Nielsen Total Audience measurement of content and advertising and have made remarkable progress. The continued global expansion of our flagship digital advertising measurement solution, including mobile measurement, has been key to the growth of advertising spend in these markets,” said Steve Hasker, Chief Operating Officer, Nielsen. “Our clients depend on us to provide quality measurement that not only meets their respective needs but does so in a way that drives value and provides the most comprehensive understanding of their audience and campaign effectiveness across platforms.”

In emerging markets like Indonesia, Philippines, and India, where mobile penetration outweighs PC or laptop ownership, it’s imperative that measurement reflects the needs of the market. With Digital Ad Ratings, marketers will be able to better plan and measure their audiences with like-for-like reach and frequency metrics across screens and have a deeper understanding of the connection between online and mobile separately and together.

“It has been a pleasure collaborating with the Nielsen team and leveraging Digital Ad Ratings to maximize ROI across our programmatic campaigns for several leading CPG clients.  While audience verification in APAC is still in the nascent stages, the Nielsen team have been pro-active in seeking feedback and delivering relevant solutions to help raise the bar,” said Sanchit Sanga, Chief Digital Officer, Mindshare Asia Pacific. “As the largest adopter of Digital Ad Ratings in the region, we are looking forward to Nielsen continuing to up the game with regard to cross device reach/frequency, distribution for In-App ratings and more granular reporting to further help optimisation.”

“As viewing on tablets and smartphones increases faster than on any other platform, the need for audience verification in mobile from a trusted third-party is essential,” said Keith Eadie, CMO of TubeMogul. “Nielsen is the gold standard in the industry, and we look forward to helping brands and agencies seamlessly shift spending across screens.”

The continued expansion also advances Nielsen’s Total Audience initiative, providing total ad measurement through the integration of Digital Ad Ratings data and television ratings. A total audience view of advertising already exists in the U.S., U.K., Italy, France, the Philippines and Thailand and will be available in Indonesia and Malaysia within the next three months.

By the end of 2016, Digital Ad Ratings, including mobile measurement, will be available in 25 markets globally.

About Nielsen
Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content — video, audio and text — is consumed. The Buy segment offers consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers the industry’s only global view of retail performance measurement. By integrating information from its Watch and Buy segments and other data sources, Nielsen provides its clients with both world-class measurement as well as analytics that help improve performance. Nielsen, an S&P 500 company, has operations in over 100 countries that cover more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

Source: Nielsen

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March 29, 2016 at 5:50 pm

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SSH Communications Security Opens Singapore Office

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-Company Expands to Support Key Customers, Partners and Channel Business for SSH Key Management and Encrypted Channel Monitoring Solutions and Services in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — SSH Communications Security today announced the opening of a new office in Singapore to support the company’s high growth trajectory in the region, particularly in the financial services industry. Led by regional director Danny Tan, who brings his experience in security solutions to SSH Communications Security from companies such as British Telecom and BeyondTrust, the team will focus on supporting the sales and services operations for current customers, partners and distributors.

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SSH Communications Security has a 20-year history of creating critical security solutions for over 3,000 organizations worldwide.

  • Founded on innovation: The company’s founder, Tatu Ylönen, invented the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol that quickly became the gold standard for data-in-transit security. Today, SSH is one of the most widely used network security protocols in the world.
  • Securing customer assets: SSH access control solutions ensure the security of network environments by discovering and remediating SSH access-related security issues, facilitating compliance with Singapore’sadvanced security mandates such as the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Technology Risk Management Guidelines to protect customer information from unauthorized access or disclosure.
  • Automated key management: The company’s Universal SSH Key Manager™ is the industry’s only comprehensive SSH access solution that automates the discovery, management, monitoring and reporting of SSH keys in the network environment, thereby saving time and money while significantly reducing risk. A recent integration with technology partner Certified Security Solutions (CSS) also provides enterprises with a comprehensive key and digital certificate management solution to simplify compliance reporting and meet risk governance requirements.
  • Encrypted traffic visibility: CryptoAuditor™ is a non-disruptive, scalable solution that allows visibility into encrypted network traffic both on premises and in the Cloud.

Matthew McKenna, chief strategy officer, SSH Communications Security, said:
“The challenges facing trusted access are global, but they are best served by a local, hands-on response. Creating a dedicated presence in Singapore, a major global financial hub, will be instrumental in supporting our customers inSoutheast Asia. Aided by our partners and distributors, we will expand our efforts to provide improved SSH key management and encrypted traffic visibility and control solutions that are tailored for enterprises in this region.”

Danny Tan, regional director, Southeast Asia, SSH Communications Security, said:
“Our platform-based approach to SSH deployment and management provides the only solution on the market that addresses the need for security, compliance and operational efficiency in today’s complex enterprise environments. Expanding our services into Singapore allows us to bring focused and comprehensive local support to a central location that will also drive the surrounding emerging markets. I am excited to join the company to expand our growth in this region.”

About SSH Communications Security
As the inventor of the SSH protocol, we have a twenty-year history of leading the market in developing advanced security solutions that enable, monitor, and manage encrypted networks. Over 3,000 customers across the globe trust the company’s encryption, access control and encrypted channel monitoring solutions to meet complex compliance requirements, improve their security posture and save on operational costs. SSH Communications Security is headquartered in Helsinki and has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The company’s shares (SSH1V) are quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. For more information, visit www.ssh.com

Europe & APAC Contact:
Shiho Hashimoto
SSH Communications Security
+358 40 549 3387
Shiho.Hashimoto@ssh.com            

U.S. Contact:
Rueben Rodriguez
SSH Communications Security
+1 617-605-0292
Rueben.Rodriguez@ssh.com

Agency Contact:
Laura Schaub
Nadel Phelan, Inc.
+1 831-440-2414
Laura.Schaub@nadelphelan.com

Source: SSH Communications Security

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March 29, 2016 at 5:47 pm

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LifeWatch Discloses Supplemental Information on Highmark Arbitration Case

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ZUG, Switzerland /PRNewswire/ —

  • Arbitrator found LifeWatch liable for damages in the amount of USD 18.7 million, plus interest
  • LifeWatch will vigorously pursue all post-arbitration options
  • LifeWatch’s requested damages in related antitrust case against Highmark and others exceeds damages awarded to Highmark in this arbitration

LifeWatch AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: LIFE), a leading developer and provider of medical solutions and remote diagnostic monitoring services in the digital health market, provides this supplemental report in regard to theWednesday, March 16, 2016, decision issued by an arbitrator from the International Centre for Dispute Resolution against its subsidiary, LifeWatch Services, Inc. The dispute with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, a private health insurer, arose over payment for ACT telemetry monitoring services. The arbitrator found LifeWatch liable for damages for the years 2009-2010 in the approximate amount of $18,700,000.00 plus six percent per annum simple pre-judgment interest from January 2013. This amount will be reduced by approximately $700,000 in offsets which Highmark has taken each time LifeWatch provided its services to Highmark insureds for the past several years.

LifeWatch believes that, in reaching this decision, the arbitrator ignored key facts and, that an injustice has occurred given that LifeWatch Services, at all relevant times, has and continues to provide essential cardiac diagnostic services to patients throughout the United States. As a result, LifeWatch will take steps to vigorously pursue all post-arbitration options. These include, but are not limited to, seeking to vacate the arbitration award and seeking recourse through a related antitrust matter LifeWatch currently has pending against Highmark, several other Blue Cross Blue Shield entities and the Blue Cross Blue Shield National Association to recover damages for their collective refusal to cover ACT telemetry services. The damages sought in the antitrust case exceed those damages awarded to Highmark in this arbitration proceeding.

Dr. Stephan Rietiker, CEO of LifeWatch, stated: “The arbitrator’s verdict is surprising, and extremely disappointing. That said, while our lawyers vigorously pursue all our legal options, the Company itself remains fully focused on its mission to provide high quality services to all patients, bring to market our new technologies and strengthening its position as an innovational leader in digital health. As reported on March 17, 2016, the underlying operational health of the company is strong.”

LifeWatch continues to evaluate other potential ramifications of this adverse arbitration decision and will, consistent with its obligations under the Listing Rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange, provide additional information as required.

At this time, consistent with internal policy not to comment on ongoing litigation, no further details can be provided.

About LifeWatch AG:

LifeWatch AG, headquartered in Zug and listed on SIX Swiss Exchange (LIFE), Switzerland, is a leading healthcare technology and solution company, specializing in advanced digital health systems and wireless remote diagnostic patient monitoring services. LifeWatch’s services provide physicians with critical information to determine appropriate treatment and thereby improve patient outcomes. LifeWatch AG has operative subsidiaries in the United States, in Switzerland and in Israel, and is the parent company of LifeWatch Services Inc., and LifeWatch Technologies, Ltd. LifeWatch Services, Inc. is a leading U.S.-based provider of cardiac monitoring services and home sleep testing of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). LifeWatch Technologies Ltd., based in Israel, is a leading developer and manufacturer of telemedicine products. For additional information, please visithttp://www.lifewatch.com.

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This press release includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release, including statements regarding future results of operations and financial position, the business strategy, and plans and objectives for future operations, are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “expect” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. LifeWatch AG has based these forward-looking statements largely on current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect the financial condition, results of operations, business strategy, short-term and long-term business operations and objectives, and financial needs. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events and circumstances described may not occur and actual results could differ materially and adversely from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based only on data available to LifeWatch AG at the time of the issue of this press release. LifeWatch AG does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

THIS PRESS RELEASE IS NOT BEING ISSUED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND SHOULD NOT BE DISTRIBUTED TO UNITED STATES PERSONS OR PUBLICATIONS WITH A GENERAL CIRCULATION INTHE UNITED STATES. THIS PRESS RELEASE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF SECURITIES OF LIFEWATCH AG OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES FOR SALE IN THE UNITED STATES, OR AN INVITATION TO SUBSCRIBE FOR OR PURCHASE ANY SECURITIES OF LIFEWATCH AG OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES INTHE UNITED STATES. IN ADDITION, THE SECURITIES OF LIFEWATCH AG AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES HAVE NOT BEEN REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES LAWS AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD OR DELIVERED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS ABSENT FROM REGISTRATION UNDER OR AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES LAWS. ANY PUBLIC OFFERING OF SECURITIES TO BE MADE INTHE UNITED STATES WILL BE MADE BY MEANS OF A PROSPECTUS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM LIFEWATCH AG OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AS APPLICABLE, AND WILL CONTAIN DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE ISSUER AND ITS MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF THE ISSUER.

For further questions:
LifeWatch AG
c/o Dynamics Group, Philippe Blangey / Doris Rudischhauser
Phone: +41-43-268-32-35 / +41-79-410-81-88
E-mail: investor-relations@lifewatch.com

Source: LifeWatch AG

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March 29, 2016 at 5:43 pm

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