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LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation Inaugural Prize Presentation Ceremony

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation (“the LUI Che Woo Prize” or “the Prize”) today held its Inaugural Prize Presentation Ceremony in Hong Kong, recognising the significant contributions to world civilisation by the three inaugural laureates and share in the Prize’s mission of building a more harmonious world with over a thousand esteemed guests.

Yuan Longping is awarded the inaugural LUI Che Woo Prize 2016 in the Sustainability category, with the Specific Area of Focus on “World Food Supply: Safety and Security”, for his scientific achievement in developing high-yielding hybrid rice which has contributed significantly to the enhancement of the security of world food supply. Professor Yuan said, “I am very pleased to be awarded the LUI Che Woo Prize. It is a source of encouragement and motivation that drives and inspires me to reach higher heights.”

Medecins Sans Frontieres (“MSF”) is awarded the inaugural LUI Che Woo Prize 2016 in the Welfare Betterment category, with the Specific Area of Focus on “Treatment and/or control of epidemics, infectious diseases or chronic illnesses”, for its indispensable contributions to the treatment and control of the cholera outbreak in Haiti in 2010 and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014. “MSF is honoured to be one of the recipients of this Prize. We are particularly pleased that the LUI Che Woo Prize chose the field of the treatment and control of epidemics and infectious diseases as a critical focus for this first award. That shows a real awareness of the importance of improving treatment options and emergency response capacities for people in the most exposed parts of the world. MSF’s experience of fighting against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has hugely reinforced our view that much more needs to be done by the world community to minimize the very big risks that still exist,” said Dr Liu Chen-kun, President of Medecins Sans Frontieres – Hong Kong.

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. is awarded the inaugural LUI Che Woo Prize 2016 in the Positive Energy category, with the Specific Area of Focus on “Individuals or organisations whose behaviour and achievement inspire, energise and give hope to others”, for all the good work that he and The Carter Center that he established in 1982 have done, which has contributed significantly to the promotion of positive life attitude and enhancement of positive energy in the world. “Well, first of all, I am very honoured to be considered by this wonderful benevolent man. And secondly, it’s a pleasure and honour to be associated with others who have been given the same prize. We find that this gift will make it possible for The Carter Center to expand its own programs considerably and I intend to give and make the prize money go to The Carter Center not for me personally,” Mr. Carter said.

Each awardee will receive a cash award of HK$20 million (equivalent to approximately US$2.56 million), a certificate and a trophy.

Dr LUI Che Woo added, “The inaugural laureates come from different countries, different backgrounds, comprise individuals and organisations, reflecting the international, diversified and extensive nature of the LUI Che Woo Prize. I believe that harmony is of prime importance, and represents the best way to reduce the incidence of world conflicts. I sincerely hope that the LUI Che Woo Prize, as a seed of truth, goodness and beauty, will grow across the land and add a little colour to our world.”

Officiating guests included Mr Tung Chee-hwa, Prize Council Member and Vice Chairman of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; Mr CY Leung, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; and Mr Zhang Xiaoming, Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong SAR. Around 800 government officials, academics, religious leaders, elites from business sectors, local and international media, and more than thirty consuls attended the ceremony to witness and congratulate the achievements of the three laureates. In addition, African Children’s Choir from Uganda, Mr Trey Lee, a well-known cellist, Ms Yim Wan, a pianist, and Ms Michelle Siu, an artist with disabilities, were the honoured performance guests at the ceremony, bringing positive energy and harmony to society, and helping to build a peaceful and loving world.

The LUI Che Woo Prize is an international, cross-sector, innovative prize. In order to address ever-evolving global needs and challenges, each year the Prize will set a Specific Area of Focus under each Prize Category.

The 2017 Specific Areas of Focus for each Prize Category as follows:

Prize Category
Sustainability Prize
Welfare Betterment Prize
Positive Energy Prize

2017 Specific Areas of Focus
Prevention of Climate Change
Alleviation of Poverty
Promotion of Harmony among Diverse Groups

SOURCE: LUI Che Woo Prize Limited

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October 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm

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LUI Che Woo Prize — Prize for World Civilisation, Acara Penyerahan Perdana

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation (“LUI Che Woo Prize” atau “Penghargaan”) hari ini menghelat Acara Penyerahan Perdana (Inaugural Prize Presentation Ceremony) di Hong Kong, memberi pengakuan atas sumbangsih penting bagi peradaban dunia terhadap tiga pemenang perdana dan berbagi misi ajang Penghargaan ini yang bertujuan membangun dunia yang lebih selaras dengan ribuan tamu yang terhormat.

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From left: Mr. Rémi Carrier, Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hong Kong, representing MSF, Welfare Betterment Prize Laureate. Dr. Lui Che Woo, Prize Founder; Dr. Chiels Liu Chen-Kun, President, MSF Hong Kong, representing MSF, Welfare Betterment Prize Laureate. Prof. Yuan Longping, Sustainability Prize Laureate; Mr. James Earl “Chip” Carter, III, representing Mr. James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Positive Energy Prize Laureate.
From left: Mr. Rémi Carrier, Executive Director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hong Kong, representing MSF, Welfare Betterment Prize Laureate. Dr. Lui Che Woo, Prize Founder; Dr. Chiels Liu Chen-Kun, President, MSF Hong Kong, representing MSF, Welfare Betterment Prize Laureate. Prof. Yuan Longping, Sustainability Prize Laureate; Mr. James Earl “Chip” Carter, III, representing Mr. James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Positive Energy Prize Laureate.

Dr. Lui Che Woo, Founder, LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation.
Dr. Lui Che Woo, Founder, LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation.

Prof. Yuan Longping, Sustainability Prize Laureate of LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation 2016.
Prof. Yuan Longping, Sustainability Prize Laureate of LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation 2016.

Dr. Chiels Liu Chen-Kun, President, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hong Kong, on behalf of MSF, receiving the Welfare Betterment Prize of LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation 2016.
Dr. Chiels Liu Chen-Kun, President, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hong Kong, on behalf of MSF, receiving the Welfare Betterment Prize of LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation 2016.

Mr. James E. “Chip” Carter, III representing Mr. James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr., receiving the Positive Energy Prize of LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation 2016.
Mr. James E. “Chip” Carter, III representing Mr. James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr., receiving the Positive Energy Prize of LUI Che Woo Prize – Prize for World Civilisation 2016.
Yuan Longping meraih penghargaan LUI Che Woo Prize 2016 untuk kategori Keberlanjutan Dunia dengan Fokus Bidang Khusus tentang “Pasokan Pangan Dunia: Ketahanan dan Keamanan” (World Food Supply: Safety and Security) atas terobosan ilmiah dalam mengembangkan bibit padi hibrida dengah hasil panen yang banyak (high-yielding), memberi sumbangsih penting dalam meningkatkan keamanan pasokan pangan dunia. Profesor Yuan bilang, “Saya sangat gembira bisa mendapat LUI Che Woo Prize. Penghargaan ini menjadi sumber semangat dan motivasi yang menginspirasi saya untuk mencapai prestasi lebih jauh lagi.”

Medecins Sans Frontieres (“MSF”) memperoleh LUI Che Woo Prize 2016 perdana untuk kategori Peningkatan kesejahteraan manusia (Welfare Betterment Prize) dengan Fokus Bidang Khusus tentang “Pengobatan dan/atau pengendalian penyakit yang mewabah, menular atau kronis,” atas sumbangsih yang sangat dibutuhkan dalam pengobatan dan pengendalian merebaknya kolera di Haiti pada 2010 dan wabah Ebola di Afrika Barat pada 2014. “MSF merasa terhormat bisa menjadi salah satu penerima penghargaan. Secara khusus, kami sangat senang LUI Che Woo Prize memilih bidang pengobatan dan pengendalian penyakit mewabah dan menular sebagai fokus penting penghargaan ini. Hal itu menunjukkan kesadaran yang nyata akan pentingnya meningkatkan pilihan pengobatan dan kemampuan dalam tanggap darurat bagi penduduk di belahan bumi yang paling rawan tertular penyakit. Pengalaman MSF dalam melawan wabah Ebola di Afrika Barat sangat memperkuat pandangan kami bahwa masih banyak yang perlu dilakukan oleh komunitas di seluruh dunia untuk mengurangi risiko teramat besar yang masih ada,” kata Dr Liu Chen-kun, President, Medecins Sans Frontieres – Hong Kong.

James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, Jr. meraih penghargaan LUI Che Woo Prize 2016 yang pertama untuk kategori Peningkatan kebiasaan hidup positif dan energi positif (Positive Energy Prize) dengan Fokus Bidang Khusus: Individu atau lembaga dengan kegiatan dan pencapaian yang mengilhami, memberi tenaga dan harapan bagi pihak lain atas upaya Beliau dan The Carter Center yang berdiri pada 1982, dan berkontribusi penting terhadap peningkatan kebiasaan hidup positif dan peningkatan energi positif di dunia. “Pertama-tama, saya merasa sangat terhormat telah dipertimbangkan oleh pria luar biasa yang penuh kebajikan ini. Dan kedua, kami gembira dan merasa terhormat bisa disetarakan dengan para penerima penghargaan yang lainnya. Kami meyakini hadiah ini dapat mendorong The Carter Center untuk mengembangkan programnya sendiri secara luas dan saya berniat menyumbangkan seluruh hadiah dalam bentuk uang kepada The Carter Center, bukan diri saya pribadi,” kata Carter.

Setiap pemenang akan menerima uang tunai sebesar HK$20 juta (lebih kurang setara dengan US$2,56 juta), sertifikat dan piagam.

Dr LUI Che Woo menambahkan, “Pemenang penghargaan perdana ini datang dari berbagai negara, latar belakang yang berbeda, meliputi individu dan organisasi, mencerminkan karakteristik LUI Che Woo Prize yang internasional, beragam dan bercakupan luas. Saya memercayai harmoni sangatlah penting, dan merupakan cara terbaik untuk mengurangi terjadinya konflik dunia. Saya sungguh berharap bahwa LUI Che Woo Prize, sebagai bibit kebenaran, kebaikan dan keindahan, dapat bertumbuh dan mewarnai dunia kita.”

Para pejabat yang hadir termasuk Tung Chee-hwa, Prize Council Member dan Vice Chairman, the 12th National Committee, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference; CY Leung, CEO, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; dan Zhang Xiaoming, Director, Liaison Office, Central People’s Government di Hong Kong SAR. Lebih dari 800 pejabat pemerintah, akademisi, pemimpin agama, tokoh bisnis, media lokal dan internasional serta lebih dari 30 konsulat menghadiri acara untuk menyaksikan dan menyelamati pencapaian tiga pemenang penghargaan. Selain itu, African Children’s Choir dari Uganda, Trey Lee, pemain cello terkemuka, Yim Wan, pianis, dan Michelle Siu, seniman difabel, tampil di panggung saat upacara, membawa energi positif dan harmoni bagi masyarakat serta membantu membangun dunia yang damai dan penuh kasih.

LUI Che Woo Prize adalah penghargaan internasional, lintassektor dan inovatif. Dalam rangka menjawab kebutuhan dan tantangan di dunia yang terus berkembang, setiap tahun penghargaan ini akan menetapkan Fokus Bidang Khusus untuk setiap Kategori Penghargaan.

Berikut adalah Fokus Bidang Khusus 2017 untuk setiap Kategori Penghargaan:


Fokus Bidang Khusus 2017

Sustainability Prize

Pencegahan Perubahan Iklim

Welfare Betterment Prize

Pengentasan Kemiskinan

Positive Energy Prize

Peningkatan Kehidupan Harmonis dalam Keberagaman Kelompok

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October 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

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Pioneer Takes Car Sound to a New Level with its Feel the Details Campaign Launch and New Microsite

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Pioneer Electronics Asia Centre, a leader in in-car infotainment, announces its new Pioneer Car Sound microsite. The microsite celebrates some of Pioneer’s latest awards, as well as features a wide range of speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers. For the car sound novice, the site is also equipped with an interactive Speaker Finder offering users a simple way to view, compare and select an ideal speaker based on their favourite music genre and budget.

The Pioneer Car Sound microsite is officially launched today, in conjunction with the company’s “Feel the Details” campaign, to reinforce its position as the premium in-car edutainment brand among millennials, tech-savvy car owners and general drivers. The “Feel the Details” campaign is conceived and produced by Ugly Duckling Projects Singapore. It aims to take users on an emotional journey that draws a parallel between life’s beautiful details and Pioneer’s big and beautifully intricate sound, acknowledged by the accolades from car speakers experts like Top Ten Reviews and CarAudioNow.


Superb Interactivity — Get product recommendations based on popular music genres and price brackets through the Speaker Finder function.
Responsive design — The site is optimised for desktop computers, Android and iOS mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, allowing visitors to access the content regardless of their device or screen size.
Stay informed — A one-stop information hub to conveniently access all the latest product news, exciting videos like “Feel the Details” and the contact information for Pioneer offices in Asia and Israel.

Pioneer’s goal is to educate drivers about the benefits of aftermarket car audio products. The Pioneer Car Sound microsite, with its Speaker finder, serves as an essential guide for the company’s current and future customers to achieve more satisfying and entertaining driving experiences.

According to the ASEAN automotive federation[1], some parts of the region including Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines are experiencing strong vehicle sales, leading to a greater number of new car owners. But despite the boom, many drivers are still using their basic factory-fitted in-car sound systems.

On the other end of the spectrum, older cars may not even come with stereo speakers. The cost of upgrading these stock and antiquated sound systems are actually not as high as one may think, thanks to the advancement in car and mobile technologies too.

“At Pioneer, we understand that for many, upgrading your in-car stereo can be a daunting task. Our highly advanced speaker designs come from a rich business heritage, which dates back to 1937. Pioneer has been investing heavily over many years in R&D to deliver greater sound quality and in-car experiences. We are constantly innovating through endeavours like our TAD professional audio business and continue to set new technical and award benchmarks. All these ensure Pioneer is well positioned to educate the public, with our new Pioneer Car Sound microsite and “Feel the Details” campaign,” said Mr. Takao Chiba, Deputy General Manager of Business Planning and Marketing Division, Sales & Marketing Group, Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre.


Superior Musicality — Enjoy audible improvement, from enhanced clarity to more dynamic and powerful sound. Best of all, even a non-audiophile can feel the details and hear the difference!
Customisable Sound — More options to further fine-tune sound to user’s exact preferences by mixing-and-matching speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers.
Enhanced Durability — Leveraging higher-quality materials and components to ensure a complete peace of mind.
Visit now to create your personalised in-car entertainment system and discover what you have been missing all this time!

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[1] AAF June 2016 Statistics

About Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre (PAC) Pte. Ltd.

The regional headquarters of Pioneer Corporation since 1992, Pioneer’s core business is in car audio visual. Pioneer aims to be a leading aftermarket manufacturer and supplier to leading car brands, providing comprehensive infotainment solutions for in-car, by developing next-generation devices and innovative cloud services for the growing connected car market. For more information, please visit

About Ugly Duckling Projects

Ugly Duckling Projects is an integrated creative content company with over a decade of award winning International Photography and Film Production credentials. Find out more at

SOURCE: Pioneer Electronics AsiaCentre

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October 7, 2016 at 4:29 pm

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RS Components Implements Thousands Of Improvements To Make Its Website Faster And Easier To Use

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-Abundant range availability and enhanced service level help customers stay on top of innovation

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has made thousands of improvements to its website to make it faster and easier for customers to use. The enhancements, many of which are a direct result of customer feedback and suggestions to upgrade the website, support the company’s strategic priority to offer the best customer and supplier experience. To this end, RS is now implementing a total of eight major website improvements per month.

eCommerce represents over 65% of RS sales around the world, therefore improving the online experience is central to the company’s goal of delivering a best-in-class customer experience. The website improvements made include: implementing 60,000 search fixes; cleansing and introducing ranging for 5 million product attributes; adding over 120,000 new images, datasheets and videos; and improving site speed by 40%. Together, these enhancements make it quicker, simpler and more convenient for customers to find, research and purchase the products they are looking for.

RS is focused on delivering and keeping our promise to our customers. We strive to ensure each parcel arrive on time. In Southeast Asia markets, RS helps our customers stay at the forefront of innovation by providing fast time-efficient deliveries made from the global warehouse, where a wide range of 500,000 products is available.

In Singapore, delivery are within three days, and in Malaysia, within four days. In both the Philippines and Thailand, delivery will be made in five days.

The continued improvements have led to a significant increase in the company’s customer satisfaction rating and the highest level of online conversion and growth in RS online sales for three years. The customer feedback and suggestions that have helped define and shape the enhancements are continuously captured through the ‘voice of the customer’ online survey.

Guy Magrath, Chief Digital Officer at RS, said: “Our customers have been telling us we need to make their lives easier in terms of website speed, convenience and connectivity. These latest enhancements demonstrate that we listen to their feedback and incorporate many of their suggestions to improve our site. We are encouraging customers, both past and present, to ‘take another look’ at our site to witness some of the significant improvements we have made.”

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of GBP1.29bn.

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October 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm

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Singapore Press Holdings Enhances Video Viewing Experience across 11 Online Publications with Brightcove Video Cloud

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), a leading global provider of cloud services for video, announced today that Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), Asia’s leading media organisation, has selected Brightcove Video Cloud to power video experiences across their top-tier online publications.

With the industry-leading online video platform Brightcove Video Cloud, SPH will be able to stream videos on demand at the highest quality across laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets, enhancing readers’ overall video viewing experience. To ensure the viewer experience is preserved at all times, the platform will create a variety of renditions for each video to prevent delays due to buffering even with a low bandwidth connection. SPH will leverage Brightcove’s industry-leading HTML5 first player for faster video upload and playback.

In addition, Brightcove Video Cloud offers SPH a single platform that can manage on-demand video content across multiple and diverse publications. The platform enables SPH to share their videos across their publication portfolio, streamlining their workflow. SPH’s large portfolio of publications includes 19 newspaper titles and more than 100 magazine titles that span across four languages, online platforms and mobile and tablet apps.

Julian Tan, Executive Vice President, Digital Division, Singapore Press Holdings said, “Video has become an integral part of our content strategy as the consumption of online videos continues to grow significantly. In line with this, SPH is committed to deliver compelling and engaging content that leverages on our video storytelling capabilities across our network of websites. It is therefore crucial for us to work with a partner such as Brightcove that can provide us with a robust, reliable and scalable platform to fulfil our commitment to deliver exceptional video experiences to our audiences. This would in turn enable us to further strengthen our integrated solutions to our clients.”

Tomer Azenkot, Vice President, Brightcove Asia said, “Publishers across the region are proving the expectation to run a profitable digital business and are doing so by differentiating themselves with video content. Being selected by SPH to power video experiences across their key online publications is a testament that Brightcove is the solution of choice for large publishers with multiple web properties. As a media organisation that enjoys over 360 million page views with 24 million unique visitors every month, SPH is an important reference point for the rest of the media publishers in the region that are looking to engage their audience through video content.”

Brightcove Video Cloud is used by key SPH publications including The Straits Times, The Business Times, Lianhe Zaobao, The New Paper, SPH Razor, AsiaOne, Berita Harian and STOMP.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.

SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH’s latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.

For more information, please visit

About Brightcove

Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV) is the leading global provider of powerful cloud solutions for delivering and monetizing video across connected devices. The company offers a full suite of products and services that reduce the cost and complexity associated with publishing, distributing, measuring and monetizing video across devices. Brightcove has nearly 5,000 customers in over 70 countries that rely on the company’s cloud solutions to successfully publish high-quality video experiences to audiences everywhere. To learn more, visit

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October 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm

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DSM Highlights Global Vitamin C Deficiencies at KAVITA International Seminar

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SINGAPORE/ PRNewswire/ — DSM Nutritional Products highlighted worldwide deficiencies in vitamin C[1] and proposed that optimal health benefits can be attained with an increased Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of 200mg[2]. The KAVITA International Seminar, held on 25th September 2016, brought together leading researchers on vitamin C, and most of the symposium focused on its applications beyond nutrition.

Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer, Senior Vice President, Nutrition Science & Advocacy at DSM, showcased the scientific evidence to advocate for a higher daily intake, and encouraged fellow nutritional and clinical professionals to raise awareness and help overcome the global deficiency challenge.

Vitamin C is shown to keep neutrophils fit to protect the body from infection. Neutrophils — a group of white blood cells that protect the body from infection — are shown to improve the function of neutrophils in eliminating pathogens in the body[3]. Dr. Eggersdorfer says: “Vitamin C increases the mobility of these neutrophils, and strengthens the function of the neutrophils to migrate and eliminate pathogens. To promote this function of neutrophils, a daily dose of 200mg of vitamin C is required.” He also shared a report that finds that vitamin C reduces the duration, incidence and severity of common colds in adults and children, when taken regularly at 200mg/day or more.[4] He continues: “No drug has a similar benefit like vitamin C, yet intake and status remain low in many population groups.”

He described how a large part of vitamin C’s contribution to disease prevention and therapeutic use lies in its ability to reduce oxidative stress. Scientific studies have shown that a buildup of oxidative stress may increase the risks of cancer, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, neuronal death and cognitive dysfunction, atherosclerosis, thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

Looking beyond nutritive effects, Dr. Eggersdorfer also presented new science that suggests vitamin C may also play a protective role during some cancer treatments. It can act as a chemoprotectant that can be toxic to some cancer cells but non-toxic to normal cells. A study was conducted where high dosage of intravenous vitamin C was given to patients with cancer over an extended period of time, which improved their overall quality of life. This includes improvements in physical, mental and emotional functions, and a reduction of symptoms of fatigue, nausea, vomiting, pain and appetite loss.

Se-Yeon Park, professor of applied chemistry at Dongduk Women’s University shared new information on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of vitamin C, as well as new data that provided a deeper understanding of the critical aspects of vitamin C’s therapeutic effects. Jae Seung Kang, professor of anatomy and cell biology from the Seoul National University College of Medicine then discussed the regulatory effect of vitamin C on the development and progression of inflammatory diseases.

Dr. Mark A. Levine from the National Institute of Health shared some studies on the levels of ascorbic acid plasma concentrations between using intravenous ascorbic acid and oral doses, and its potential in the treatment of cancer. Dr. Levine’s research currently focuses on vitamin C, and how specific vitamin C functions related to nutrient concentration in vitro and in vivo. Many countries base, in large part, their RDAs for vitamin C on his work.

Dr. Chang-Hwan Yeom, chairman of the Korean Association for Vitamin Research, said: “The symposium allowed us to take a comprehensive look at vitamin use in therapy, and demonstrated to us how essential it can be in living a longer, healthier life. With all of the studies and clinical data presented, I am certain that this represents a step forward in vitamin therapy being more seriously considered for use in disease prevention and therapeutic use.”

[1] Lykkesfeldt og Poulsen, Brit. J. Nutr. (2010)
[3] J Schwager, A Bompard, P Weber, D Raederstorff; Mol Nutr Food Res (2015) 59:1513-1523
[4] Hemila H., Chalker E.: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013

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October 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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10 Ultraman, 6 Evil Dark Heroes & 20 Monsters to Thrill Fans this December School Holidays at Resorts World Genting

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The Superheroes are here again to save the Earth from falling into the villains hands
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia/PRNewswire/ — Fans of Ultraman will be thrilled to know that the superheroes will soon be at Resorts World Genting to battle their nemesis, the dark forces from the planet Baltan. And their mission is urgent: To save planet Earth from falling into the hands of the villains.

Ultraman Live in Genting 2016 — Revenge of Baltan
Ultraman Live in Genting 2016 — Revenge of Baltan
Fans of the superheroes can be there to cheer on Ultraman Zero, Ultraman X and their comrades as they battle the anthropod-like aliens. The electrifying live performance featuring some of the most popular characters from the Ultraman franchise will be held at the Genting International Showroom twice daily — at 4pm and 8pm.

Kevin Tann, Vice President of Promotions & Entertainment of Resorts World Genting, says family-oriented events like the Ultraman live show should be encouraged as they promote togetherness where positive messages can be found. Superheroes may be a myth but we can all appreciate heroism — the heroic ideal of helping people. And characters like Ultraman teach us that everyone has the potential to be a hero or a good person. All of us have the power to be positive and incorruptible.

Tann added, “The Ultraman show was a total sold out last year. This year we are adding more shows and the highlight this time is there will be two parts to the ‘Ultraman Live in Genting 2016 – Revenge of Baltan’. Part one will commence from 5th November to 6th December while part two from 7th December to 2nd January. The show promises a lot of action, more than the previous show that we brought in early last year.”

Mr Yoshihide Tanaka, International Business Affair Representative from Tsuburaya Production said, “Malaysian audience can expect a dynamic and energetic show from this brand new production of Revenge of the Baltan. All crew members are from Japan and this time there are more surprises installed!”

The Live show

Ultraman Live in Genting 2016 – Revenge of Baltan will feature 10 Ultraman fighting six dark warriors and many monsters from the planet Baltan. And their mission is urgent: To save Planet Earth from falling into the hands of the villains.

The superheroes will face off with such dark warriors as Chaos Ultraman Calamity, Dark Lops Zero, Kaiser Darkness, Dark Zagi and Evil Tiga. The live show will be the first time some of these villains are featured at the resort.

Ultraman Live in Genting 2016 opens with scenes of destruction that will have viewers wondering why their favourite superheroes would destroy the planet Earth. Yes, Earth is under attack — but it is not what it seems. It is not the good guys that are doing it but the dark forces sent by Baltan to Earth — the evil league led by Chaos Ultraman Calamity and the other familiar villains.

It is up to Ultraman Zero and his comrades to save the day — and so they gather at Genting Highlands to take on the dark warriors and Baltan. Fans of Ultraman who want to be there as these scenes play out should include the live show in their year-end must-see list.

Tickets for Ultraman Live in Genting 2016 – Revenge of Baltan are priced at RM108 (VIP), RM88 (PS1) and RM68 (PS2). Each ticket is bundled with an Ultraman watch.

Ultraman fans may also opt for packages that include both tickets for the show and accommodation (available now until 2 January 2017). The package priced from RM169 entitles them to stay at First World Hotel (Y5 deluxe room) and includes two show tickets. Groups of four can opt for the Y5 Triple room package that comes with four show tickets, ranging from RM278 nett.

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October 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm

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New Study: Better Thinking, Better Health in Green-Certified Buildings

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-Benefits may extend beyond workday to include improved sleep quality

LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Considering all the time we spend at work, have you ever wondered if the building you are working in is healthy? Or, could make you think better, or be more productive?

Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University didn’t just wonder, they set out to answer those questions. Studying 109 workers at 10 buildings in 5 cities across the U.S., they discovered that working in green-certified buildings was associated with higher cognitive function scores, fewer sick building symptoms and higher sleep quality scores.

The study builds on the team’s 2015 COGfx Study – COGfx is shorthand for your brain’s cognitive function – which found significantly higher cognitive function test scores for office workers in a simulated green building environment with enhanced ventilation compared to a conventional building environment.

In the new study, presented pre-publication at the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Greenbuild conference in L.A., employees in high-performing, green-certified buildings had 26% higher cognitive function test scores than those in similarly high-performing buildings that were not green certified, even after controlling for other potential explanatory factors. Among the findings, participants had:

73% higher crisis response scores
44% higher applied activity level scores, which reflect ability to gear decision- making toward overall goals
38% higher focused activity level scores, which reflect capacity to pay attention to tasks at hand
31% higher strategy scores
In addition to these statistically significant findings, the study also found that employees reported 30% fewer sick building symptoms and had 6% higher sleep quality scores compared to those working in high-performing buildings that were not green-certified, indicating that benefits of green buildings may extend beyond the workday.

“Certified green buildings not only deliver environmental benefits, they can have positive impacts on the productivity and thinking of the people in those buildings. That’s a powerful combination that can accelerate the green building movement globally,” said John Mandyck, Chief Sustainability Officer, United Technologies.

Based on their latest findings, the research team believes a holistic approach is needed. “We’re advocating for what we call Buildingomics – a new approach that examines the totality of factors in the building-related environment,” said Dr. Joseph Allen, Assistant Professor of Exposure Assessment Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Chan School, and Principal Investigator for the study.

“Through Buildingomics’ multi-disciplinary approach, we aim to better understand the factors that influence health in buildings and unlock the ability to optimize buildings for improved cognitive function and health,” said Dr. Allen.

The full report – “The Impact of Working in a Green Certified Building on Cognitive Function and Health” – will be made available at and Follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #TheCOGfxStudy.

Primary support for the study came from United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) and its UTC Climate, Controls & Security business.

About UTC Climate, Controls & Security

UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a leading provider of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation, and fire and security systems leading to safer, smarter, sustainable and high-performance buildings. UTC Climate, Controls & Security is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, follow @UTC_CCS on Twitter and like UTC Climate, Controls & Security on Facebook.

About United Technologies

United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high- technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. To learn more about UTC and its sustainability initiatives, visit or follow @UTC and @JohnMandyck on Twitter.

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October 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

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MediaTek Debuts Smartphone Design Training Program to Support ‘Make in India’ Initiative

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-MediaTek collaborates with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), India, the Indian Cellular Association (ICA), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) , Taiwan, and ecosystem partners to build talent for India’s handset design industry
HSINCHU, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — MediaTek Inc. today announced a Smartphone Design-Training program to foster and develop talent for India’s fast-growing handset industry.

The training program, created in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), India, Indian Cellular Association (ICA) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs(MOEA), Taiwan, will propel the ‘Make in India’ initiative. MediaTek will share its smartphone design expertise, and leverage its well-established global ecosystem to support the program.

The two-and-a-half-month program, scheduled to start later this year, provides hands-on training to managers and senior engineers from India on efficient planning and execution of handset design projects. The guidance and education offered through the training program will give engineers expertise to advance handset design in India.

With its strong support of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, MediaTek once again demonstrates its long-term commitment to this important market. The ‘Make in India’ initiative was launched by the India Government in 2014 as part of a wider set of nation-building initiatives devised to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub.

“We appreciate the effort the Indian Government is making towards building a global manufacturing base for the electronics sector in the country,” said Mr. Ming-Kai Tsai, Chairman and CEO of MediaTek. “MediaTek, as a key partner to the country’s growth story, is taking its commitment a step further to support domestic innovation and production. We are happy to offer our expertise in the design domain to help set the framework of this skill development program.”

“We have observed that hardware design in the handset industry, especially integration of key components, is lacking in India so the idea of this program is to pick professionals working in the hardware domain and further train them in handset specific design to narrow the current gap in the local industry,” said Ms. Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary, MeitY. “We appreciate MediaTek’s support in achieving this target. This program is also expected to substantially accelerate the government’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ initiatives.”

Mr. Shen Jong-Chin, Deputy Minister of MOEA, Taiwan said, “India is the world’s fourth largest smartphone market. Taiwan is a world leader when it comes to electronics manufacturing and offers a comprehensive range of capabilities to support each stage of the production chain, from product design and innovation to manufacturing of key components to supply chain management. This training Program will help bring Taiwanese expertise in mobile phone system integration to India, creating a win-win situation for both markets and leveraging the strengths and synergies that exist within the industry in India. Taiwan is pleased to support this initiative.”

About 50 professionals, with at least five years of experience in Research and Development (R&D) in electronics, will be selected from key handset makers across the country to take part in the training program.

MediaTek will train engineers in R&D competence and design project management. The company will also coordinate with key component companies to be part of the training module with hands-on instruction. This will be a one-time opportunity for the participants where all key component makers and industry stakeholders will together impart knowledge about their specialized segments.

MediaTek opened its India office in Noida in 2004. In 2014, the company invested US$350 million to expand its business and establish an R&D facility in Bengaluru. MediaTek employs 500 people in India now, and is expected to triple the number to 1,500 in three years. The company also actively invests in India’s innovation ecosystem. To date, MediaTek has provided US$100 million worth of funding to companies in the fields of semiconductors, IoT, FinTech, e-commerce and network applications.

About MediaTek

Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit for more information.

MediaTek Press Office:

Kevin Keating, MediaTek
+1- 206-321-7295
10188 Telesis Ct #500, San Diego, CA 92121, USA

Joey Lee, MediaTek
+886 3-567-0766 # 31602
No. 1, Dusing 1st Rd., Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu City 30078, Taiwan

Priyanka Naik, MediaTek
+91- 99111- 78301
1A/1, 3rd Floor, SB Tower, Sector-16A, Noida, UP — 201301, India

Source: MediaTek Inc

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October 7, 2016 at 2:36 pm

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