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Fragrance Du Bois Welcomes Students from Raffles College for a Study in Olfaction

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  /PRNewswire/ —  As part of Fragrance Du Bois’ commitment to education and sustainability, the French, luxury fragrance house hosted 45 students from Raffles College to its luxurious boutique. On 24th February 2016, at the Starhill Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, the youngsters and their tutors were treated to an informative and stimulating session on the art of perfumery and the world of fragrance.

Students from Raffles College’s Fashion, Marketing and Merchandising course, at Fragrance Du Bois’ luxurious boutique.
Students from Raffles College’s Fashion, Marketing and Merchandising course, at Fragrance Du Bois’ luxurious boutique.

Organised for students on the College’s ‘Fashion, Marketing and Merchandising’ course, the session provided a fascinating insight into the many and varied aspects of the fragrance industry, with a focus on manufacturing, retail and marketing. The afternoon class was conducted by Ms Johanna Tabuyo, Sales and Operations Director of Fragrance Du Bois, and the ‘hands-on’, interactive format was designed to increase the knowledge of the students while allowing them to gain an alternative learning experience.

Using only Fragrance Du Bois’ 100% pure, sustainable Oud oil, the students learnt about the origin of the rare and precious material, as well as the importance of sourcing and producing it in a sustainable manner. Oud oil is derived from the endangered Aquilaria tree, and is one of the world’s most expensive essential oils. It is also at the heart of all Du Bois’ exquisite creations, where it blends and melds with other sustainably sourced ingredients of the highest quality.

“We are very concerned about the future of the environment and the communities who live in it,” said Ms Johanna Tabuyo, “and as part of our ethos of giving back to society, we believe it is imperative to educate the younger generation on sustainability and environmental awareness, especially in the luxury goods industry, where sustainability has been put on the ‘back burner’ for far too long. At Fragrance Du Bois, however, we practice what we preach, and we embrace our mantra of ‘Luxury with a Conscience’ wholeheartedly. On behalf of Fragrance Du Bois,” she concluded, “I am delighted that this initiative has created a fantastic opportunity to educate and inspire the next generation in our collective efforts to secure a sustainable future.”

Ms Johanna Tabuyo, Sales and Operations Director of Fragrance Du Bois, talking to students from Raffles College on Oud oil, and the importance of obtaining it sustainably.
Ms Johanna Tabuyo, Sales and Operations Director of Fragrance Du Bois, talking to students from Raffles College on Oud oil, and the importance of obtaining it sustainably.

The students were also treated to a discovery session on the various steps in the formulation of a perfume, and exploring the various olfactory groups that go together in the composition of a beautifully crafted fragrance.

Project Director of Raffles College, Travis Tan said, “I would like to thank Fragrance Du Bois for offering our students a meaningful insight into the industry. It was an eye opener for all of us, and I am certain that they enjoyed themselves thoroughly. They’re probably wishing that all their classes could be as stimulating and informative,” he quipped. “Most importantly though, I hope that the session will give our students a good foundation and understanding, as they pursue their future careers.”

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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 Fragrance Du Bois

Fragrance Du Bois is a niche luxury perfume house born from the richest essences of nature, crafted by fifth generation perfumers from the 17th century French traditions of Grasse. Its inspiration stems from the beauty and purity of nature itself.

At the heart of all Fragrance Du Bois’ creations is our signature Oud that exudes the ultimate in luxury, being both distinctive and unique. All the Oud used by Fragrance Du Bois is produced on our own sustainably managed plantations, and is guaranteed to be ethically and sustainably sourced.

The niche perfume house is currently available in Paris, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Dubai, with plans to expand in Doha, Geneva and London in the months ahead.

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May 17, 2016 at 4:14 pm

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Exegy, Neeve Research Unveil Fast, Resilient FinTech App Platform

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ST. LOUIS and SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — Exegy Inc., a leading provider of managed services and low-latency technology for market data normalization and distribution, and Neeve Research LLC, the provider of  an industry-first, memory-oriented transaction processing platform for extreme enterprise applications, announced today the availability of Viper – a high-availability platform for latency-critical applications driven by real-time market data.  By tightly integrating the Exegy Client API (XCAPI) and the X Platform from Neeve Research, Viper abstracts applications from the complexities of delivering low-latency performance and ensuring mission-critical resiliency.  The result is a greatly simplified environment for developers of applications for the financial front office such as Smart Order Routers (SORs), Order Management Systems (OMSs), and market making strategies. “Our goal is to enable the development of new memory-oriented applications in minutes, without compromising on performance, reliability or operational integrity,” says Neeve Research chief executive officer Girish Mutreja. Viper addresses the technical challenge of providing a no-compromise blend of resiliency, event delivery guarantees, extreme performance and synchronization between messages and market data that allows developers to focus exclusively on business logic. “Microsecond latencies, extreme throughput, zero data loss, always up – Viper takes care of that for you,” adds Mutreja.

Exegy, Neeve Research Unveil Fast, Resilient FinTech App Platform
Exegy, Neeve Research Unveil Fast, Resilient FinTech App Platform

Front office applications are increasingly multi-agent, memory-oriented, transactional, and latency sensitive. They consume events from multiple sources such as market data feeds and messages from other applications or agents. They perform work, update state information in memory, and produce messages. In order to be competitive and trustworthy, businesses require that these applications be fast and resilient. Market data must be delivered in a matter of microseconds and transactions must be reliably handed off among multiple agents just as quickly. If an application experiences a fault, a backup instance of the application must take over instantly and seamlessly. In-memory state must be synchronized, transactional decisions must be consistent, and no events can be lost in the process. “The key feature of Viper is providing synchronization guarantees between real-time market data and in-flight events without impacting application capacity or latency. Traditional high-availability platforms either provide high-throughput or low-latency or synchronization guarantees, but not all three,” says Exegy chief technology officerDavid Taylor.

Exegy and Neeve Research expect Viper to be attractive to market participants that have a zero downtime mandate for their electronic trading infrastructure. This includes market makers, broker dealers, and sell-side banks with agency execution businesses, as well as exchange and Alternative Trading System (ATS) operators that are subject to Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (Reg SCI). Both firms emphasize that Viper represents an integration of already proven products in the financial front office. “A major international sell-side bank is already using the X Platform to achieve the high-availability and extreme performance that their electronic trading infrastructure requires,” states Mutreja. “Resiliency and automated failover have been foundational features of Exegy products, ever since we introduced the first hardware-accelerated market data appliance to the market in 2006. Viper allows us to extend resiliency guarantees to the business logic driven by market data without compromising on the performance levels that have long been our calling card,” adds Taylor.

About Exegy, Inc.

Exegy provides best-of-breed technology and managed services for the normalization and distribution of real-time market data to a diverse set of élite firms in the financial services industry. Today Exegy serves as a strategic partner to leading exchange and ATS operators, market makers, sell-side banks, buy-side asset managers, and proprietary traders. At the heart of Exegy’s product line are purpose-built, hardware-accelerated appliances derived from an extensive portfolio of patented and patent-pending technology. For more information, please visitwww.exegy.com and follow Exegy on LinkedIn and Twitter @ExegyMarketData.

About Neeve Research, LLC

Neeve Research was founded on the belief that memory oriented computing is a revolution that is going to change enterprise computing. Neeve offers the X Platform, an industry first, memory-oriented, multi-agent transaction processing platform for extreme enterprise applications. The platform pioneers the use of in-memory data storage, advanced messaging and decoupled enterprise data management to enable true no-compromise computing from a performance, scalability, agility and reliability standpoint. The product is currently running mission critical applications at major securities trading corporations. For more information please visit www.neeveresearch.com.

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May 17, 2016 at 3:25 pm

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Hong Kong-based Asset Manager China Post Global Adopts Broadridge’s Trading, Portfolio Management Solution

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) today announced that China Post & Capital Global Asset Management Limited (“China Post Global”), the international asset management arm of China Post & Capital Fund Management Co., Ltd. – jointly owned by China Post Group, Capital Securities and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation — went live on Broadridge’s integrated trading and portfolio management platform.

China Post Global has deployed the solution for its Market Access ETFs. Broadridge will also manage its ETF products globally as well as the firm’s China fund distribution network. Broadridge’s integrated trading, compliance, portfolio management and reporting solution supports the set-up, tracking, mark-to-market and management of the assets making up the synthetic ETFs. China Post Global also utilizes Broadridge’s SWIFT service bureau.

“After acquiring the Market Access ETF range from Royal Bank of Scotland, a rapid and smooth transition was a key focus for us,” said Chris Satterfield, CEO, China Post Global. “Broadridge was able to natively and seamlessly support our synthetic ETF workflows, while on-boarding us in less than one month. We see Broadridge as a reliable long-term partner that can scale with us as we grow.”

Bennett Egeth, president of Broadridge Investment Management Solutions, said: “ETF markets in Hong Kong and China are outperforming peers in the broader Asian ETF market, which is still at a relatively early stage of development with less than 10 percent of global market share. Broadridge is very proud to be working with an innovative Asian provider like China Post Global to address this tremendous opportunity by providing efficient, scalable and future-proof portfolio management solutions.”

“Broadridge’s success in serving asset managers in Asia comes from more than just a strong technology offering — it is also due to our mature local hosting and support model, in combination with global reach and scalability, which is a strong differentiator,” Egeth continued.

Broadridge has been offering leading solutions across the Asia-Pacific region for more than two decades and currently has nearly 2,500 associates throughout Asia-Pacific. It provides technology-driven solutions for financial services firms across the buy-side and sell-side, including asset managers, hedge funds, broker-dealers, banks and mutual funds.

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.

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May 17, 2016 at 3:19 pm

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LEO Appoints Winnie Leung as General Manager to Lift Asia Pacific Market to Next Level

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Entrepreneurship training specialists LEO are delighted to announceWinnie Leung as the new General Manager of the Asia Pacific business. The Asia Pacific market is the largest LEO market.

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Ms Leung comes from a varied background, having worked in a number of different fields; from a career in the top management of global companies, to working as a professional violinist. For over twenty years, she has served in a management role with numerous top tier direct selling companies. She has travelled the world, living in Hong Kong,Canada and Taiwan and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Ms Leung is passionate about helping people. She has a wealth of experience in training people in business acumen, communication skills, negotiation and learning skills. She strongly believes that learning is one of the most important things in life for personal growth and that through learning everyone has the potential to lead a more fulfilling life.

Speaking about her new role, Ms Leung said, I am thrilled to be joining LEO and taking on the helm of their Asia Pacific business. With the companys overarching mission to unleash human potential and my own desire to make a difference in peoples lives, this role presents a fantastic opportunity to help LEO expand their footprint across the entire region.

Commenting on her appointment, LEO President Dan Andersson said, Winnie brings a wealth of experience to LEO. She has been very active in the Direct Selling Industry for a number of years and her expertise and knowledge will help take LEOs Asia Pacific business to the next level.

LEO is active in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and across South East Asia, and operates in over 120 different marketplaces. Asia Pacific is one of LEO’s core marketplaces and has been rapidly growing since the company was originally founded; it is now the company’s largest market.

Founded in 2012 by Dan Andersson and Atif Kamran, LEO is focused on education and entrepreneurship technology. In addition to its educational products, it is also active in digital currency and recently launched a new crowdfunding website.

For press enquiries and to arrange interviews please contact:
Roz Platt, JBP on +44(0)203-267-0074, +44(0)7999-676-456 or James Hargrave, JBP on +44(0)203-267-0074, +44(0)7900-907-707 Roz.platt@jbp.co.uk; james.hargrave@jbp.co.uk

Source: LEO

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May 17, 2016 at 3:15 pm

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FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort Selects 4ipnet Wi-Fi Solution In Northern-central Vietnam

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TAIPEI, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort features the largest golf course-resort-hotel complex in northern-central Vietnam. In addition to its golfing facilities, the resort also offers various amenities across its 450 hectare property, including a 1,300seat International Conference Center and an amusement park. In an era where guests expect stable and high-speed Wi-Fi service in luxury hotels, it was crucial for FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort to meet customers’ satisfactions. As a newly constructed multi-complex resort, the primary concern was to provide sustained Wi-Fi coverage, while having the capacity to centrally manage all the access points and perform detailed user policy enforcement.

“It is essential that we meet customers’ expectations, since their feedback can greatly impact our long-term success,” said Nguyen Van Kien, head of the resort’s IT department.

After evaluating several vendors’ Wi-Fi solutions, Mr. Kien and his team decided on 4ipnet as their final choice. 4ipnet WHG controller-gateways are unique from other solutions available by integrating service zones, user access control, and centralized WLAN management into one box. Service zones allow a single WHG controller to simulate multiple independent virtual networks, each with their own user roles, schedule-based access policies, and customized login pages. With this architecture, the resort was able to offer location-based advertisements that catered to Wi-Fi users in different areas of the property, such as the Clubhouse, Conference Center, and A La Carte and Fusion hotel zones.

For the access points, 4ipnet provided the resort with various options – EAP727, EAP760, EAP767, and OWL530 were installed to accommodate over 500 hotel rooms, residential villas, as well as outdoor facilities. The built-in enterprise-grade features and configurable connectivity thresholds of 4ipnet APs successfully met the demand of higher density environments, delivering a reliable user experience.

Once the new Wi-Fi deployment started operating, FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort was more than pleased with 4ipnet’s Wi-Fi solution, as Mr. Kien commented with great enthusiasm, “With 4ipnet, we can now ensure fast and uninterrupted service across the entire resort. 4ipnet Wi-Fi solution provides the highest functionality and reliability at the best price.”

4ipnet offers one of the most comprehensive solutions for hospitality Wi-Fi. Guests and tourists visiting FLC Samson Beach & Golf Resort can now enjoy high-performing and steady Wi-Fi service during their stay at this coveted golfing and vacation destination.

About 4ipnet

Founded in 2002, 4ipnet designs and delivers the solutions and services that drive next-generation wireless networks. The company is focused on providing a personalized and disruptive approach to addressing complex Wi-Fi environments, ensuring a high-performance, flexible, and cost-effective wireless experience.

Along with integrated user policy enforcement, social media insights, and hotspot billing, 4ipnet’s platform empowers businesses with new opportunities for value-added services and Wi-Fi monetization.

For more information, please visit www.4ipnet.com.

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May 17, 2016 at 3:10 pm

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ISG Outsourcing Index®: Asia Pacific Posts Weak 1Q, with Contract Value and Volume Both Down Double Digits

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-Contract numbers sink to a four-year low for the region
-ITO contracting slump continues
-BPO ACV boosted by large-deal activity

BANGALORE, India /PRNewswire/ — The Asia Pacific outsourcing market had a weak first quarter of 2016, with both contract value and volume down by double digits, according to the latest data from Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ:III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company.

The Asia Pacific ISG Outsourcing Index®, which measures commercial outsourcing contracts with an annual contract value (ACV) of US$5 million or more, revealed that first-quarter ACV in the region reached US$500 million, down 13 percent from the prior year. The number of contract awards in the quarter fell sharply, down 23 percent, to its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2011. This is in sharp contrast to market performance in the Americas and EMEA regions, each of which posted strong year-on-year ACV gains.

Despite the quarterly slump, the outsourcing market in Asia Pacific has remained steady. For the fifth consecutive quarter, ACV has remained within a tight band of US$500 million-US$600 million.

Both new scope and restructured contract values edged down for the quarter, but information technology outsourcing (ITO) ACV plunged more than 50 percent, recording its worst first-quarter performance in nearly a decade. Business process outsourcing (BPO), on the other hand, logged its best ACV quarter since the third quarter of 2012, but the boost came from a large, 10-year contract in Australia between Rio Tinto and Sodexho for facilities management.

Among sub-regions, AustraliaNew Zealand, fueled in large part by the Rio Tinto mega-deal, recorded triple-digit growth in both value and volume over a weak prior-year quarter. India, meanwhile, had its weakest ACV showing in almost 10 years, while Southeast Asia recorded triple-digit ACV growth on the back of the five-year IBM-Indosat Ooredoo deal.

By sector, Manufacturing was the only industry to show strength among the region’s major industries, boosted by some large awards and healthy contracting activity. Meanwhile the region’s other powerhouse sectors, financial services and telecom, slumped significantly over last year’s first quarter.

“The Asia Pacific market, although weak compared with other regions, has retained its remarkable consistency in the first quarter, despite the sharp decline in contract numbers,” said John Keppel, president, ISG EMEA and Asia. “The large deals that have characterized the regional market in the past have all but disappeared. To drive market growth in Asia Pacific, the industry will need to follow the global trend of stepped-up activity in the smaller-deal category.”

About the ISG Outsourcing Index®

Now in its 54th consecutive quarter, the ISG Outsourcing Index® provides a quarterly review of the latest sourcing industry data and trends for clients, service providers, analysts and the media. For more than a decade, it has been the authoritative source for marketplace intelligence related to outsourcing transaction structures and terms, industry adoption, geographic prevalence and service provider performance.

To view an infographic highlighting the major findings of the 1Q 2016 Global ISG Outsourcing Index®, go tohttp://www.slideshare.net/ISG_Inc/1q-2016-global-isg-outsourcing-index-infographic.

About Information Services Group

Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience and global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 1,000 employees and operates in 21 countries.

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May 17, 2016 at 3:08 pm

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Wi-SUN Alliance Releases its Field Area Network Specification

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-FAN solution delivers superior long-range, secure networking for Smart City and Smart Grid applications using open standards

MORGAN HILL, California /PRNewswire/ — The Wi-SUN™ Alliance today announced the release of its specification for Field Area Networks (FAN). The specification brings interoperable, multi-vendor Smart Ubiquitous Networks (SUN) to enterprise, service providers and municipalities needing a superior, open standards based networking solution for applications ranging from advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and distribution automation, to infrastructure management, intelligent transportation systems and smart street lighting.

“The release of the Wi-SUN FAN specification comes at an ideal time, with utilities and municipalities worldwide needing the best solution for integrated applications designed for smart grids and smart cities,” said Wi-SUN’s Chairman, Phil Beecher. “Using the Wi-SUN Alliance FAN delivers the performance they require and a wide choice of interoperable products and solutions from multiple vendors.”

Wi-SUN’s Director of Standards, Bob Heile, who is also chair of IEEE 802.15, IEEE 2030.5 on Smart Energy and the IEEE 2030 SmartGrid Guide Communications Task Force, agrees. “As the industry need for Smart City and robust, secure IoT deployments grows, it becomes increasingly necessary to move away from closed, proprietary protocols to solutions using open internationally recognized standards. The Wi-SUN FAN solution is ideal for these applications, providing multi-vendor interoperable, multi-service and secure IPv6 communications over an IEEE 802.15.4g based wireless mesh network.”

The Wi-SUN Alliance FAN solution utilizes IEEE 802.15.4g™, a global wireless communications standard, IETF IPv6 protocols including UDP/TCP, 6LoWPAN adaptation + header compression, routing using RPL and IEEE 802.1x enterprise level security, to enable robust, high performance, low power and long-range networks. A certification program will be available later this year to ensure full multi-vendor interoperability.

Smart Ubiquitous Networks (SUN)
Wi-SUN Alliance SUN solutions provide resilient, secure, cost effective and energy friendly wireless-mesh connectivity, with superior coverage in a range of topographical environments, from dense urban neighborhoods to rural areas, with minimal additional infrastructure. Rather than use networks intended for indoor applications, the Wi-SUN solution set uniquely targets the much more demanding needs of Utilities, Smart Cities and Infrastructure Management and Control including support for both resource rich as well as resource limited devices.

To learn more about the Wi-SUN FAN, please visit:
http://www.wi-sun.org/index.php/fan-resources

About the Wi-SUN Alliance
The Wi-SUN Alliance is a non-profit association of over 100 member companies representing world leaders in product and semiconductor manufacturing, utilities, government agencies and educational establishments, devoted to promoting the broad global use of wireless networking solutions utilizing IEEE 802.15.4g communications and other open global standards, for use in Smart Utility, Smart City, and other IoT applications requiring robust Field Area Networking (FAN) capability. Membership in the Wi-SUN Alliance is open to all industry stakeholders. For more information, please visit: www.wi-sun.org

The Wi-SUN CERTIFIED™ program was launched in January 2014. Today there are nearly 100 certified products in the market. The program continues to provide a widely recognized designation of interoperability and quality, and it helps to ensure that Wi-SUN enabled products deliver the best user experience. The Wi-SUN Alliance product certification program enables the expanded use of interoperable products and services in new and established markets.

Wi-SUN Alliance and the Wi-SUN Alliance logo are trademarks of the Wi-SUN Alliance.

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May 17, 2016 at 3:03 pm

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G2A.COM Presents Award-Winning G2A Land VR Oculus Project at Digital Dragons 2016

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RZESZOW, Poland, LONDON and HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — G2A.COM, the world’s fastest-growing, multi-award-winning digital gaming marketplace, is, for the first time, set to participate in and exhibit at one of Central Europe’s biggest B2B events dedicated to digital entertainment – the Digital Dragons Conference in Krakow, Poland on 16-17 May 2016. http://www.g2a.com

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Poland is the seat of many prominent and respected video game studios, responsible for globally appreciated titles. G2A founder/CMO, Dawid Rożek said: “Poland is my birth country with so many creative and smart people. The Gaming sector here is one of the best in the world and has produced games like:  Dead Island, Two Worlds and Witcher 3.”

In Poland there are currently more than 150 game developers who produce over 150 games a year. The value of this sector is estimated to be over $450 million. This is due to the fact that the number of Polish gamers has grown to over 11 million and G2A supports these gamers with an amazing variety of over 30,000 gaming products – the largest selection in the world in one place.

The 2015 edition of Digital Dragons brought together over 800 participants, including 450 developers from 25 countries worldwide. In the Indie Showcase zone, a space for independent game designers, more than 40 projects were promoted.

G2A serves 10 million customers and welcomes 250,000 new customers every month. Furthermore, G2A has developed G2A Pay LINK, a payment-method ecosystem which combines over 100 worldwide payment methods with the option of 100% guarantees using G2A Shield. G2A.COM also offers award-winning 24/7 support with native speakers (http://stevieawards.com/). The company has invested significant sums over the last two years in the research and development of new, cutting-edge technologies. One of these is an award-winning virtual reality (VR) project called G2A Land, with investment of over one million Euros.

G2A.COM will present their VR games for Oculus during Digital Dragons: “VR adds a new dimension to the gaming world that we know. We will be able to experience titles in a deeper way, and it definitely allows developers to use new tools to absorb gamers in the game world,” says Marcin Kryszpin, Head of Oculus Team at G2A.COM.

G2A invites all gamers to visit Stand 23 in the Main Hall at Digital Dragons 2016 and experience virtual reality for themselves.

Visit the G2A Land website: http://www.land.g2a.com

Author: Jacqueline Purcell

jpurcell@g2a.com

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May 17, 2016 at 2:57 pm

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Tri-generation solution breakthrough helps Sydney’s Liberty Place achieve multiple awards

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-Premium office complex achieves more than 20 percent energy savings through state-of-the-art integrated building solution from Johnson Controls

SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Johnson Controls’ integrated building solution, comprising a fully automated tri-generation system, enabled Liberty Place to achieve energy savings of twenty percent, moving it closer to its zero carbon emissions goal.

Johnson Controls’ tri-generation solution helps Sydney’s Liberty Place achieve multiple awards
Johnson Controls’ tri-generation solution helps Sydney’s Liberty Place achieve multiple awards

Liberty Place is a new premium grade office complex in the heart of Sydney’s central business district by leading developer Grocon. Spanning five separate sites, including Legion House, a heritage building dating back to 1902, Liberty Place has a total of 58,316 square meters of office space and 2,800 square meters of retail space. In recognition of the complex’s sustainable design and enhanced operational efficiency, it was conferred the 6-Star Green Star Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia and 5.0 Star NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System) by the Office of Environment and Heritage.

At the heart of the solution by Johnson Controls lies a fully automated tri-generation plant that is integrated into the daily operations of the building. The system allows for the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heat and cooling in a single process. The comprehensive solution from Johnson Controls includes:

  • Energy-efficient YORK® YK centrifugal chillers and YORK YIA absorption chillers optimally configured in the chilled water system
  • Re-engineering of existing plant room to reduce footprint by a third
  • Re-engineering of pumping systems to reduce chiller pump power
  • Sabroe® SABlight air-cooled chiller to provide option of generating power via synthetic gas produced by gasifier or natural gas
  • Central Plant Optimization 10 (CPO10) software powered by Metasys® to optimize the performance of the chiller plant
  • Metasys Energy Dashboard software to track savings from each perimeter and provide a holistic analysis of the building’s energy efficiency

“We have achieved a major milestone at Liberty place by managing a fully automated tri-generation system that is truly integrated into daily building operations. The fact that the entire system is running smoothly demonstrates the value of the integrated solution from Johnson Controls,” said Dru Spork, Grocon’s Sustainability and Services Manager.

To learn more, please visit http://bit.ly/libertyplace.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and seating components and systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2016, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #17 company in its annual “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.comor follow us @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency

Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency has an unmatched portfolio of HVACR products and solutions to create more comfortable, safe and efficient buildings. Operating in more than 150 countries through a strong network of distribution channels, Building Efficiency’s breadth of offerings helps building owners, operators, engineers and consultants impact the full lifecycle of a building. Its market leadership is established through trusted brands such as YORK®, Sabroe® and Metasys® as well as its smart building integration capabilities and energy financing solutions. For more information, visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @JCI_BEnews.

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Fragrance Du Bois Reveals Latest Development

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SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — Fresh from its triumphant opening in Paris, France, Fragrance Du Bois is pleased to announce the latest development in its ongoing expansion plans. From the 4th of May 2016, the French, luxury perfume house will be available in one of Singapore’s most established and renowned department stores — TANGS, at VivoCity. Fragrance Du Bois will maintain a presence there until the 6th of June 2016.

Fragrance Du Bois' latest 'pop-up' at TANGS VivoCity.
Fragrance Du Bois’ latest ‘pop-up’ at TANGS VivoCity.

The ‘pop-up’ has been designed to reach out to locals, expatriates, and tourists alike, providing a unique shopping experience in one of Singapore’s largest, award-winning shopping malls. It also presents a wonderful opportunity for consumers and fragrance aficionados to gain first-hand experience of niche perfumery, and for Fragrance Du Bois to showcase its luxurious, 100% pure, natural Oud based fragrances.

The 379 ft² space is situated by the store’s main entrance, and replicates Fragrance Du Bois’ luxurious concept boutiques around the world, expressing the brand’s innovative approach and refined heritage. Resplendent with black and gold furnishings, the ‘pop-up’ is set against the elegant design of Fragrance Du Bois’ Swarovski encrusted bottles, evoking a sensuous and luxurious ambience for the customers.

The ‘pop-up’ will not only feature the brand’s exquisite range of Oud fragrances. Perfume connoisseurs can also expect to discover a selection of other eminent perfume brands, such as Xerjoff, Parfums de Marly, Jovoy, Sospiro, Alexandre. J, Illuminum, House of Sillage, Isabey and Sue Wong. These brands are exclusive to Fragrance Du Bois in Southeast Asia.

Featuring Fragrance Du Bois' elegant Swarovski encrusted bottles and its signature cloches at TANGS VivoCity.
Featuring Fragrance Du Bois’ elegant Swarovski encrusted bottles and its signature cloches at TANGS VivoCity.

Early last year, Fragrance Du Bois was given the opportunity to showcase its exquisite creations in TANGS at Tangs Plaza — the department store’s flagship location in Singapore’s premier shopping district, Orchard Road. The venture was reprised in the latter part of 2015, with great success.

Nicola Parker, Brand Director of Fragrance Du Bois said, “Being in TANGS once again — one of the most recognised home-bred department stores in Singapore — gives us another great opportunity to increase brand recognition and educate our customers on our philosophy. It’s important to us to help people understand how we differ from mainstream fragrance brands. We also want everyone to understand and appreciate the properties of the mystical Oud oil that is such an important part of our products and brand profile.”

“Most Singaporeans just need a little nudge when it comes to exploring niche brands,” she continued. “We have observed a growing appetite for smaller, more individual perfume houses, as consumers’ tastes grow in sophistication. They want more, and are looking to stand out from the crowd. We are both humbled and delighted by the positive responses we’ve received, and we look forward to another successful showcase.”

Using only the finest, sustainably sourced and produced ingredients, Fragrance Du Bois is currently available inParis, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Dubai. The brand is also in talks with prestigious department stores around the world to stock and showcase its range of products, and is expected to expand further, with openings in Doha, Geneva and London coming up in the months ahead.

Fragrance Du Bois will be operation at Tangs VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-187, Singapore 098585 from the 4th of May to the 6th of June 2016.

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About Fragrance Du Bois

Fragrance Du Bois is a niche luxury perfume house born from the richest essences of nature, crafted by fifth generation perfumers from the 17th century French traditions of Grasse. Its inspiration stems from the beauty and purity of nature itself.

At the heart of all Fragrance Du Bois’ creations is our signature Oud that exudes the ultimate in luxury, being both distinctive and unique. All the Oud used by Fragrance Du Bois is produced on our own sustainably managed plantations, and is guaranteed to be ethically and sustainably sourced.

The niche perfume house is currently available in Paris, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Dubai, with plans to expand in Doha, Geneva and London in the months ahead.

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