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PR Newswire to Sell Agility Business to Innodata

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-Divestiture Another Step to Complete PR Newswire Sale to Cision

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — PR Newswire today announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement under which Innodata (NASDAQ: INOD) will acquire PR Newswire’s US and UK Agility business. Pursuant to the asset purchase agreement, and subject to its terms and conditions, the transaction will include the assets and rights relating to the Agility business, including the Agility and Agility+ applications and platform, the global media database and customer contracts in the United States and United Kingdom.   Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Agility is a great media intelligence business, driven by its innovative, user-friendly platform,” said Robert Gray, CEO of PR Newswire. “Agility is an excellent fit for Innodata, and both the platform and the talented Agility team will have the opportunity to grow and succeed. As part of Innodata, we are confident that Agility will continue to help customers better target and monitor the media, distribute news and measure results, and we expect this to be a seamless transition for Agility customers, employees and partners.”

The divestiture of Agility is conditioned on PR Newswire successfully completing antitrust review of its sale to Cision from UBM plc., which was previously announced on December 15, 2015.  PR Newswire expects the Agility transaction to be completed immediately following the sale of PR Newswire to Cision.

About PR Newswire:

PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms and distribution network that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and distribute multimedia content — across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables organizations of all sizes to share their stories with the world. PR Newswire serves over 30,000 clients in over 170 countries from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.

PR Newswire Contact:

Victoria Harres
victoria.harres@prnewswire.com
+1-201-360-6882

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Source: PR Newswire

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May 13, 2016 at 5:52 pm

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2016 Taiwan ‪Jewellery & Gem Fair is Returning to Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 from October 21st to 24th

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-Visitor pre-registration is NOW open. Register online to get free admission and avoid the queue onsite

TAIPEI, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — The 4th edition of Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair has become the most visited trade show of the Taiwan jewellery industry and the best all-in-one platform for buyers and private collectors to dig for their treasures. Attendees will be surprised by the wide selection of jewellery on display which includes diamonds, pearls, coloured gemstones, jadeites, designer jewellery pieces and antique jewellery, etc.

Chia Ta Jewellery
Chia Ta Jewellery

 

Jurassic Jewellery
Jurassic Jewellery

 

Diamond Bank
Diamond Bank

 

This year, the Organiser has specially set up a diamond pavilion to provide exhibitors with a stage to showcase diamonds that are one-carat or larger. Along with the clearly laid out market pavilions of Japan, Hong Kong, USA,Europe, etc., visitors will find navigation around the exhibition easy and stress-free which allows more time for shopping.

Organized by UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch and Taiwan Jewelry Industry Association, Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair welcomes all members of the jewellery industry as well as private collectors.

To save time at the fair visitor registration counter, the pre-registration has been made available on the official website. All trade buyers are invited to take advantage of this quick and easy online registration system. You can choose to register either by E-mail, Line, LinkedIn, Facebook or other login options as per your preference, and re-login to update personal information without remembering an additional set of account and password.

Register online now at www.taiwanjewelleryfair.com and get free admission!

Media Contact:

Ms. Rita Hung

UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch

Tel: +886-2-2738-3898

Fax: +886-2-2738-4886

Email: info-tw@ubm.com

Official Website: www.taiwanjewelleryfair.com

Visitor Contact:

Ms. Natasha Chiang

UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch

Tel: +886-2-2738-3898 |

Fax: +886-2-2738-4886

Email: info-tw@ubm.com

Official Website: www.taiwanjewelleryfair.com

Notes to Editors:

About UBM Asia’s jewellery fairs (http://www.jewellerynetasia.com/)

UBM Asia, organiser of the most professional international jewellery fairs globally, offers opportunities to the world’s jewellery trade. UBM Asia’s jewellery fairs attract over 100,000 trade buyers and over 10,000 exhibitors from around the world. The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, with over 3,750 exhibitors and more than 57,600 visitors, is the world’s number one fine jewellery event. The June Fair is Asia’s biggest mid-year international jewellery fair. UBM Asia also organises jewellery fairs in Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Shanghai inmainland China; Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata in India; Japan; Istanbul in Turkey; Singapore; Taiwan; Freiburg in Germany; and Moscow and St Petersburg in Russian Federation.

About UBM Asia (http://www.ubmasia.com/)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asiaand the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 30 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 20 market sectors with 230 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions and high-level professional conferences, 23 targeted trade publications, 20 round-the-clock online products for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai,Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 40 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise 40 exhibitions and conferences every year across the country.

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Source: UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch

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May 13, 2016 at 5:24 pm

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ExaGrid’s Former Senior VP of Engineering Rejoins Company

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-Yee-ching Chao to Drive Execution of Product Roadmap, Accelerate Continued Move Upmarket to the Enterprise

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. /PRNewswire/ — ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication, today announced that Yee-ching Chao, ExaGrid’s former Senior Vice President of Engineering, has rejoined the company in the same capacity.

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Yee-ching was originally with ExaGrid for six years.  He spent the last two years working for Amazon in Seattle, Washington and now rejoins ExaGrid. He has over 30 years of product development and management experience, and has held key positions at Netezza, Charles River Development, and Siebel Systems.

“ExaGrid’s engineering team has unwavering focus on product excellence and technical innovation.  I’m excited to once again lead product development as ExaGrid continues its move up market to larger enterprise environments,” said Yee-ching.

Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid, said, “We welcome Yee-ching’s return to once again drive our engineering efforts.  With his in-depth knowledge of our technology, product roadmap, and organization, he brings unique strength to our business as well as insight and expertise that few others possess.”

ExaGrid continued its move up market into larger accounts with its release earlier this year of its largest appliance to date – the EX40000E, which can take in up to a 1 petabyte full backup at an ingest rate of 200TB per hour; this is three times faster than its closest competitor. With its unique landing zone, ExaGrid delivers restores and VM boots that are five to ten times faster than any other provider of backup storage with data deduplication. The unique landing zone stores the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated form for restore, recovery, and VM boot performance that is up to ten times faster than inline deduplication appliances, such as EMC Data Domain’s, which only store deduplicated data. ExaGrid’s landing zone allows a VM boot in seconds to single-digit minutes versus hours for appliances that store only deduplicated data.

About ExaGrid

Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read howExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Media Contact:
Christine Murphy
ExaGrid
cmurphy@exagrid.com
+1-508-898-2872 x248

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May 13, 2016 at 4:57 pm

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First Protocol Acquires Barkley Kalpak Agency (BKA)

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-Two powerhouse event planning and production agencies join forces to enhance scale, capabilities, teams to strengthen market position as one of the top event agencies in the world

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — First Protocol, a leading international events agency operating from offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore, today announced the acquisition of Barkley Kalpak Agency (BKA), an award-winning creative and experiential agency based in New York City. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

The acquisition of BKA further establishes First Protocol as one of the leading international events agencies, enhancing its client portfolio in several key industries and service areas.

“We are excited about the acquisition of BKA, which will expand upon our overall offerings, add to our capacity, complement our creative and production service offerings, and strengthen our international presence to design, produce and execute world-class event experiences,” said Maureen Ryan-Fable, CEO Americas at First Protocol. “Our two companies share similar cultures and values – putting clients and our people first in all we do. We pride ourselves on both delivering outstanding service and experience to our clients.”

First Protocol, which celebrates its 20-year anniversary this year, specializes in the design and delivery of high-quality, live events for some of the world’s most iconic companies. The acquisition will further complement First Protocol’s offerings in strategy, concept development and creative direction, which are strengths of BKA.

“We have known and worked with First Protocol for many years, and we have a shared vision of becoming the best in the industry,” said Jeff Kalpak, BKA President. “We believe the unification of our two companies will uniquely position us as a world-class creative and strategic partner that creates unforgettable event experiences that bring client visions to life.”

The acquisition also increases First Protocol’s total workforce to approximately 185 employees worldwide, approximately 125 of whom are based in New York City. This summer, BKA will relocate its 30 New York-based employees to First Protocol’s offices on 630 Ninth Avenue.  Ms. Ryan-Fable will continue in her role as CEO Americas at First Protocol, and Mr. Kalpak will assume the role of President and will join the First Protocol Group Board.

Both companies have been recipients of the Crain’s New York “Best Places to Work” list for the several years, and also have common accolades from a number of professional organizations including Event Marketer’s Agency IT List, Special Events Magazine Top 50 Event Companies, BizBash Event Style Awards and more. Both Ryan-Fable and Kalpak have been inducted into the “Hall of Legends” in the International Special Events Society (ISES) New York Metro Chapter, an honor that recognizes event industry colleagues for their leadership, exemplary achievements and tenure in the special events industry. Additionally, First Protocol has also been recognized by the British Government and awarded Investors in People Gold Status in the United Kingdom.

About First Protocol
Founded in 1996, First Protocol is an international events agency with offices in New York, London, Los Angelesand Singapore.  First Protocol provides world-class event delivery, creative development and technical production for a wide range of clients and international brands. First Protocol clients span many industries including financial services, aerospace, technology, medical, automotive, media and the non-profit sector. For more information, please visit: www.firstprotocol.com.

About Barkley Kalpak Agency (BKA)
Barkley Kalpak Agency (BKA) is an award-winning creative and experiential agency focused on providing event strategy, design, planning and production. For more than 25 years, top corporate brands have turned to BKA as a trusted partner to create experiences that connect emotionally, flow seamlessly and deliver messages intentionally. BKA provides creative solutions for experiential events including: business meetings, conferences, product launches, press events, marketing activations, newfronts, upfronts, galas and awards shows. For more information, please visit: www.bka.net.

Source: First Protocol

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May 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm

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New Multi-Center Registry To Study Benefits of Stretta Therapy for GERD Patients after Sleeve Gastrectomy

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NORWALK, Conn. /PRNewswire/ — Mederi Therapeutics today announced a new multi-center registry that will study the benefit of Stretta Therapy as a treatment option in patients who experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) after sleeve gastrectomy (SG).

The study, entitled “Examining the Benefit of RF Treatment (Stretta) of GERD after Sleeve Gastrectomy,” includes 15 of the top bariatric programs in the U.S. This multi-center registry will study patients with documented GERD a minimum of six months after a sleeve gastrectomy. The study will focus on GERD symptom control (HRQL) after Stretta, with follow up at six, 12, and 24 months.

Sleeve gastrectomy is the weight loss procedure of choice, representing 51% of bariatric surgeries performed in the U.S. in 2014 (up from 42% in 2013). Patients typically choose a sleeve over a gastric bypass because it allows the stomach to retain normal function.

Erin Moran-Atkins, MD, FACS, Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Montefiore Medical center and the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, explained the challenges of treating patients with GERD after a sleeve: “Obese patients experience GERD at a dramatically higher rate than the average population. Weight loss surgery resolves GERD in some patients, but for others, symptoms continue. The post-sleeve patient may also have a hard time tolerating common GERD medications and want to avoid a conversion to a gastric bypass, which has been the standard next step.”

Co-investigator W. Scott Melvin, MD, FACS, Director General Surgery at the Montefiore Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, further noted the limited options for sleeve patients with GERD. “Because of the sleeve’s altered anatomy, you can’t perform a fundoplication. Furthermore, conversion to a gastric bypass has a higher complication rate. Stretta has been widely studied in patients with altered anatomy from surgery. Importantly, for the bariatric patient, receiving Stretta doesn’t preclude further surgery. We are looking forward to data confirming that Stretta can help the growing bariatric patient population with GERD.”

Studies show that up to 84% of patients with pre-existing GERD continued to have symptoms after a sleeve gastrectomy, and at least eight percent develop new GERD post-operatively.

Stretta is a non-surgical procedure for GERD that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to regenerate the muscle between the stomach and esophagus. Studies show that Stretta resolves reflux symptoms, improves quality of life, reduces or eliminates medications, and decreases acid exposure in patients with chronic GERD. Stretta is delivered transorally and does not alter the anatomy, making it a viable option for patients with GERD who have undergone bariatric surgery.

ABOUT STRETTA®
Stretta is a versatile, non-surgical option for GERD patients who do not respond well to medications and wish to avoid surgery. Stretta has been the subject of more than 40 studies, all showing a high level of safety and efficacy. Manufactured by Mederi Therapeutics, Stretta is available worldwide.

For more information contact: info@stretta-therapy.com

Contact: Mike Elofer
mike@pascalecommunications.com
(484) 620-6167

Source: Mederi Therapeutics Inc.

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May 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm

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Broadridge Adds Derivatives Clearing to its Global Post Trade Management Solution

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) today announced that it has broadened its Global Post Trade Management (GPTM) solution, adding exchange-traded derivatives functionality through the acquisition of Dojima LLC.

Through this acquisition, Broadridge Global Post Trade Management will facilitate central clearing for exchange-traded derivatives, which encompasses connectivity to global clearing houses and exchanges through its global, multi-asset class post-trade solution. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Dojima’s solution, rebranded as Broadridge Derivatives Clearing, a component of GPTM, offers a modern, multi-asset multi-tenant clearing and connectivity platform for exchange-traded and cleared OTC derivatives. Its real-time, rules driven, auto-clearing facilities allow trades to flow seamlessly from global clearing houses to clearing members through to end-clients within seconds. It provides a highly flexible interface that accelerates time to market while addressing the rapidly-changing and complex requirements of derivative reforms. Following Broadridge’s recent strategic alliance with The Technancial Company to provide margin calculation capabilities, this deal completes the creation of a best-of-breed clearing solution for exchange-traded derivatives.

“This strategic expansion of our futures and options offering is an important addition to our GPTM roadmap, enabling us to offer a broader, tightly-integrated global post-trade processing solution for investment banks and brokers,” saidTom Carey, president, Global Technology and Operations International, Broadridge.

“It demonstrates the continuing, strong market traction of our solution globally, which in the last year included the adoption by leading brokers in North America, Japan and Germany. We are delighted to welcome the talented Dojima team, who has deep domain experience in this market,” Carey said.

Nachi Muthu, Head of Derivatives Trading and Clearing Solutions, Global Technology and Operations, International at Broadridge and former CEO of Dojima, said: “Broadridge has been a leader in helping companies transform the breadth and economics of their operational models through global, seamlessly integrated post-trade processing solutions. We are pleased to join the Broadridge team, leveraging our multi-tenant, multi-currency and multi-asset class technology to help firms meet rapidly-evolving market and regulatory changes in the exchange-traded derivatives marketplace.”

Broadridge’s Global Post Trade Management can be deployed as a technology platform or fully outsourced managed service, delivering operational and technological functions from trade capture through matching and confirmation, clearance and settlement, cash management, reconciliations, asset servicing, books and records, accounting and regulatory reporting.

About Broadridge
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge’s investor communications, securities processing and managed services solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities. With over 50 years of experience, Broadridge’s infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90% of public companies and mutual funds in North America, and processes on average $5 trillion in equity and fixed income trades per day. Broadridge employs approximately 7,400 full-time associates in 14 countries. For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com.

About Dojima
Dojima is a niche technology firm founded by industry veterans who recognized the need for an effective technical solution to meet the challenges posed by evolving global derivatives reforms. The firm provides global trading, clearing, matching and connectivity solutions based out of New York, London, Singapore and Chennai. Its multi-tenant SaaS-based delivery model helps clients to reduce total cost of ownership while meeting the regulatory and business challenges facing the derivatives industry.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release and other written or oral statements made from time to time by representatives of Broadridge may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical in nature, and which may be identified by the use of words such as “expects,” “assumes,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “estimates,” “we believe,” “could be” and other words of similar meaning, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s expectations and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed. These risks and uncertainties include those risk factors discussed in Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 (the “2015 Annual Report”), as they may be updated in any future reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by reference to the factors discussed in the 2015 Annual Report.

These risks include: the success of Broadridge in retaining and selling additional services to its existing clients and in obtaining new clients; Broadridge’s reliance on a relatively small number of clients, the continued financial health of those clients, and the continued use by such clients of Broadridge’s services with favorable pricing terms; changes in laws and regulations affecting Broadridge’s clients or the services provided by Broadridge; declines in participation and activity in the securities markets; any material breach of Broadridge security affecting its clients’ customer information; the failure of Broadridge’s outsourced data center services provider to provide the anticipated levels of service; a disaster or other significant slowdown or failure of Broadridge’s systems or error in the performance of Broadridge’s services; overall market and economic conditions and their impact on the securities markets; Broadridge’s failure to keep pace with changes in technology and demands of its clients; Broadridge’s ability to attract and retain key personnel; the impact of new acquisitions and divestitures; and competitive conditions. Broadridge disclaims any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, other than as required by law.

Media Contacts
Kate McGann
Broadridge Financial Solutions
Katherine.mcgann@broadridge.com
+1 212 981 1395

Brett Philbin
Edelman
Brett.philbin@edelman.com
+1 212 704 8263

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Source: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

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May 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm

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Apsalar Opens Bangalore Office

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-Newest office for mobile measurement and data management provider will support company’s fast-growing business in India and Southeast Asia

SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — Apsalar, the app ROI platform that helps mobile-first marketers drive extraordinary growth, today announced that the company has opened an Asia headquarters office inBangalore, India. The new office supports the company’s large and growing client base in India and Southeast Asia.

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Apsalar’s new office reflects the size and growth of its attribution and data management services businesses as well as the company’s deep commitment to delivering outstanding support. Over the past two years, Apsalar has grown rapidly across the region, winning engagements with many of its leading app-centric businesses including Cleartrip, Grab, Grofers, Hungama, Myntra, Ola, Oyo, Reebonz, Snapdeal, Times Internet and Wego. The new office provides account management and technical support for these and dozens of other leading app-based businesses. It is also home to Apsalar’s Asia sales team.

India and Southeast Asia have been outstanding growth markets for Apsalar,” said Michael Oiknine, Cofounder and CEO. “This new office and outstanding new hires demonstrate our deep commitment to ensuring that our clients continue to enjoy the very best services and support available.”

Apsalar’s new office is in the popular Koramangala section of Bangalore, at:

Prestige Blue Chip, No.9,
Hosur Road, Nr. Dairy Circle,
Bangalore 560 029

About Apsalar

Apsalar is the leading mobile app marketing measurement and optimization company that helps app marketers drive maximum return from all their marketing investments. With Apsalar attribution and audiences, app marketers can optimize their media allocation and empower their partners and platforms to deliver customized communication, for better results and monetization at every step in the customer journey. For more information, visithttps://apsalar.com.

Source: Apsalar

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May 13, 2016 at 4:23 pm

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Eurasia Media Forum to Coincide Next Year with Astana EXPO 2017

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ASTANA, Kazakhstan /PRNewswire/ — The annual East-West debates of the Eurasian Media Forum (EAMF) closed here with an announcement that the next meeting will take place within the context of Kazakhstan’sworld exhibition, Astana EXPO-2017, on June 22-23 next year.

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The Forum will be held at one of the platforms of the exhibition in the capital of Kazakhstan, The Chairperson of the Forum’s Organizing Committee, Dariga Nazarbayeva, announced at the end of the Forum.

This year’s Forum, the 13th in a series, brought together more than 550 delegates for three days, from April 20-22, in the heart of Central Asia to discuss the most pressing current issues.

Summing up at the final session, Dr Nazarbayeva said all the harsh developments taking place in the world today were caused not by a conflict of civilizations, but by the process of adaptation of different civilizations, getting used to each other.

“It is a painful, dramatic and long process. It may take several more generations before human civilization reaches a common path of harmony, mutual understanding and peace” she added.

The total number of delegates attending the XIII EAMF was 567, including 248 from foreign countries. The discussions involved 48 speakers, as well as interventions from the floor. Representatives of 185 media took part.

The Forum comprised sessions on topical items on the international news agenda, such as “The present and future of the world economy, global crisis and a world without oil”; “Middle East: a regional transformation process or a game of interests?”; “Information wars” of the 21st century: the struggle for hearts and minds” and others.

As in previous years, the Forum attracted internationally known speakers, including Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan, Jack Straw, UK ex-foreign minister, Olga Kefalogianni, Greece’s former minister of tourism, Simon Anholt, branding expert, and others.

Another unique feature of the XIII EAMF was a large number of workshops and masterclasses by top speakers outside the plenary sessions.

The EAMF was founded on the initiative of Dariga Nazarbayeva in 2002 as a non-political and non-profit organization dedicated to open discussion of topical issues and problems affecting East and West. Over the years the Forum has expanded the boundaries of its interests beyond the Eurasian continent, as a calling card ofKazakhstan, a unique interactive world-class platform, which annually gathers more and more influential participants.

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http://www.multivu.com/players/uk/7832951-eurasia-media-forum-astana-expo-2017/

Source: Eurasian Media Forum (EAMF)

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May 13, 2016 at 4:14 pm

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DaVita Appoints President for Kidney Care Business in Asia Pacific

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a global provider of kidney care services, today announced that Rehan Khan will serve as president of the company’s kidney care business in Asia Pacific.

“We have found a strong leader in Rehan, to grow our network of dialysis centers across Asia Pacific,” said Atul Mathur, executive vice president of global operations at DaVita HealthCare Partners. “He brings to the team over 20 years of diverse experience in the healthcare industry across the U.S., Europe and Asia.”

Khan previously worked as the managing director of Abbott India Limited, overseeing a team of 3,000. Under his leadership, Abbott India Limited recorded strong performance, with market-beating growth. Khan’s also has held positions with AstraZeneca, Accenture and Venture Media.

“Atul and I look forward to having Rehan as a key member of our operating team,” said Dennis Kogod, chief executive officer of DaVita International. “This is a very exciting time in Asia Pacific, especially given the recent announcement of our new joint venture with Khazanah and Mitsui.”

Last week, DaVita announced a brand new joint venture with Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia, and Mitsui & Co., LTD., one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading, investment and service companies in the world, giving the company great financial resources and market knowledge to quickly expand its operations in Asia Pacific.

Two-thirds of the world’s population lives in Asia Pacific, and access to care is a challenge. Currently, DaVita delivers its life-sustaining kidney care services to patients in 64 centers across the region, in both urban and remote, rural areas.

“I am truly looking forward to working with my new DaVita teammates to drive growth in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Khan. “There is a powerful opportunity to provide access to high-quality kidney care to patients who are in dire need.”

It is estimated that 10 percent of the world’s population has chronic kidney disease (CKD), and many do not know it because the symptoms go unnoticed until the disease has progressed to full renal failure. To learn more about kidney disease or DaVita’s international operations, visit DaVita.com/International.

About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United Statesand abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of March 31, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,278 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 180,000 patients. The company also operated 124 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Caresupports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.

Contact Information

Media:
Ashley Henson
+1 (303) 876-6626
+1 (937) 477-5242
Ashley.Henson@DaVita.com

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Source: DaVita

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May 13, 2016 at 3:45 pm

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Supermicro(R) IoT Solutions Connecting an Intelligent Edge to Cloud

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-IoT Optimized Server, Storage, Networking and Gateway Building Blocks Provide Broadest Range of Scalable, Fully Converged Solutions for Complete Internet of Things Ecosystems

SANTA CLARA, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions exhibits its latest server, storage, networking and gateway solutions at Internet of Things World this week. Optimized for Edge to Cloud IoT ecosystems, Supermicro’s comprehensive portfolio of converged infrastructure solutions cover a complete range of compact low-power devices, appliances and mini-servers for networking and data aggregation, to high-performance compute and high-density cold/warm storage for Cloud-based analytics applications.

Headlining Supermicro’s showcase is the compact, powerful and versatile Flex-ATX X10SDV-7TP8F offering the industry’s most converged infrastructure. This server-class motherboard supports Intel® Xeon® processor D-1587 (16-Core, 32 Threads, 65W), up to 128GB DDR4 2133MHz ECC RDIMM, 22x storage devices, dual 10G SFP+, 6x GbE LAN ports and advanced Intel® technologies for enhanced hardware-based virtualization, security, power and reliability features. X10 and X11 generation motherboards are the core of Supermicro’s IoT/Embedded Building Block Solutions advantage, and when combined with 1U/2U and mini-tower chassis enable fully converged, scalable solutions powering IoT ecosystems.

“As the growth path of mobile and connected devices increases exponentially, IoT ecosystems must be built on platforms that deliver performance, density, efficiency and seamless scalability,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Supermicro’s total server, storage and networking solutions meet every demand while lowering overall TCO. With our IoT Building Block Solutions and global services and support advantage, customers can accelerate infrastructure deployment and put their primary focus on application development, analytics, and time to market, driving business growth through intelligent IoT.”

Supermicro IoT World Exhibits

  • UP Motherboards – X10SDV series supports compact low-power high-performance Intel® Xeon® processor D-1500 family, X10SRM-TF compact micro-ATX supports Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 family, X11SSZ-TLN4F, X11SAE-F supports Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5, 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3, Intel® Pentium® and Intel® Celeron®, the X11SSQ, X11SSV-Q support Intel® 6th Gen. Core™ i7/i5/i3 series, Intel® Pentium® and Intel® Celeron® processors, X11SBA-LN4F mini-ITX supports Intel® Pentium® processor N3700 (6W)
  • Compact Mini-Tower (SYS-5029S-TN2) – supports single 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3, Intel® Celeron® and Intel® Pentium® processors, 4x 3.5″ Hot-swap drive bays, 2x 2.5″ fixed drive bays, support total of 5 hard drives, 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16 slot, 1x Mini-PCIe with mSATA support, 1x M.2 (M key 2242/2280 PCI-E 3.0 x4), up to 32GB Unbuffered Non-ECC UDIMM DDR4 2133MHz; 2 DIMM slots, 1x GbE LAN with Intel® i210-AT 1x GbE LAN with Intel® PHY i219LM, 1x HDMI, 1x DP (Display Port), 1x DVI-I, 7-year long life cycle
  • 1U SuperServer® (SYS-5019S-M2) for embedded, security/surveillance, appliance server and secure storage – supports single Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5, 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3, Intel® Celeron® and Intel® Pentium® processors, 4x 3.5″ Hot-swap SATA3 bays, Intel Rapid Storage Technology, up to 64GB Unbuffered Non-ECC UDIMM DDR4 2133MHz; 4 DIMM slots, 1x PCI-E 3.0 x16 FH, FL slot, 1x GbE LAN w/ Intel® i210-AT, 1x GbE LAN w/ Intel® PHY i219LM, Integrated IPMI 2.0 and KVM with Dedicated LAN, 1x VGA, 2x COM, 4x USB 3.0 (2 rear), 9x USB 2.0 (2 rear, 1 Type A), 2x serial header, 1x SuperDOM (shared) audio header
  • 1U Cold/Warm Storage SuperServer® (SSG-5018D2/D4/D8-AR12L) – Supports Intel® Pentium® and Xeon® D 1508/1518/1537 2-Core, 4-Core, and 8-Core SoC processor, 12x hot-swap 3.5″ SAS2/SATA3 bays with tool-less drive carriers (6 Gb/s) + 4x rear fixed 2.5″ or 2x rear fixed 3.5″ SATA3 bays (optional), up to 128GB DDR4 2133MHz RDIMM or 64GB UDIMM 2x 1GBase-T and 2x 10G SFP+ ports, 1x PCI-E 3.0 x8 full height, M.2 2242, 2280, 22110 with M-key(PCIe Gen3 x4), IPMI 2.0 (dedicated LAN) with Virtual Media/KVM over LAN, redundant 400W power supplies
  • 1U SuperServer® (SYS-1019S-M2) for embedded industrial automation & control, military compact server, VOIP and network appliances, medical applications – supports 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3, Intel® Celeron® and Intel® Pentium® processors, 400W Platinum Level power supply + optional 2nd redundant 400W power supply or battery backup unit
  • 1U Network Appliance SuperServer® (SYS-1018D-FRN8T) for network security appliance, firewall applications, virtualization, SD-WAN, vCPE – supports Intel® Xeon® processor D-1587 (16-Core, 32 Threads, 65W) up to 128GB ECC RDIMM DDR4 2133MHz, dual 10G SFP+ and 6x GbE LAN ports, redundant 400W Platinum Level power supplies
  • 1U Short-Depth (9.8″ depth) SuperServer® (SYS-5018D-FN4T / SYS-5018D-FN8T) compact, space-efficient design with front I/O – FN4T SKU supports single Intel® Xeon® processor D-1541 (8-Core, 45W), -FN8T SKU supports single Intel® Xeon® processor D-1518 (4-Core, 35W), 1x M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4, M Key 2242/2280 slot, up to 128GB ECC RDIMM DDR4 2400MHz, dual 10GbE LAN and Intel® i350-AM2, dual port GbE LAN (FN4T), 6x port GbE LAN (FN8T)
  • Mid-Tower SuperWorkstation (SYS-5039A-iL) – supports Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v5, 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 series
  • IoT Gateway (SYS-E100-8Q) – Compact Embedded IoT Gateway for Smart Factory/Building/Home, Retail store or Warehouse Hub. Intel® Quark™ SoC X1021 (2.2W), 1x Micro SDHC up to 32GB internal slot, onboard 512MB DDR3 ECC memory, 2x mini-PCI-E slots, 1x ZigBee module socket, TPM 1.2 onboard Chip, 2x 10/100Mbps RJ45, 1x RS-232 via DB9, 1x RS485 via screw terminal interface, 2x USB 2.0 (device & host), 1x Analog Input 8 channel 12-bit, 1x DIO, 12V DC input, environment operating 0°C to 50°C, Long Life Cycle Support

Visit Supermicro at Internet of Things World in Santa Clara, CA, May 10-12 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Booth #812.

For more information on Supermicro’s IoT infrastructure solutions, visit www.supermicro.com/embedded_IoT. For more information on Supermicro’s complete range of high performance, high-efficiency Server, Storage and Networking solutions, visit www.supermicro.com.

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Intel and Celeron, Core, Pentium, Quark, and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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