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China Public Procurement Limited Signed Several Framework Cooperation Agreements and A Memorandum of Understanding

Development in Electronic Procurement Market

HONG KONG, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — China Public Procurement Limited (Stock code: 1094), “The Company”, “The Group” or “CPP”, announced at its board meeting that CPP signed framework cooperation agreements with several procurement technology companies. The board also signed a memorandum of understanding on an acquisition of a local technology company.

A wholly owned subsidiary of CPP, CPP (Beijing) Technique Co., Ltd. signed a framework cooperation agreement with Beijing Yangguang Gongcai Technology Company Limited (Beijing Sunshine). The agreement stated an intention for cooperation on promoting the Government’s electronic procurement platform, exchanging of procurement news and information, sharing on data and reciprocity agreement on vendors, etc. The generated sales and income will be shared among the two companies on a pro-rata basis. Beijing Yangguang Gongcai Technology Company Limited is established in 2013 as a platform for public resources exchange, developers and operators of software applications. A number of software products developed by Beijing Sunshine have been applied in the electronic procurement market at a governmental level.

Furthermore, CPP (Beijing) Technique Co., Ltd. signed a credit investigation cooperation agreement with Beijing Credit Management Company. The agreement includes providing supplier credit investigation and credit rating services, providing technical support such as data management of corporate credit investigation, encoding of company identification, and establishment of credit information application platform, etc. to CPP (Beijing) Technique Co., Ltd. Beijing Credit Management Company is a company principally engaged in the provision of credit investigation services in the PRC and it is a PRC government recognised institution for industry credit rating.

CPP has also entered into a memorandum of understanding to make an acquisition of no less than HK$30 million of Diko Global Group Co., Limited (Diko Global). Diko Global is principally engaged in the wholesale and distribution of Western Digital hard drives in Hong Kong and the PRC, and it is one of the sales distributors of Western Digital hard drives in the PRC region. CPP believes that the Proposed Acquisition will broaden the Group’s client base and its source of income.

Mr Cheng Yuanzhong, Chairman of CPP said: “China Public Procurement Limited’s signing of another cooperation framework agreement will help consolidate and expand the side of the business organizations of e-procurement platform, which will in turn enhance technology standards, diversify the levels of procurement related information and expand the areas of business. As Diko Global is within our area of business, we believe the acquisition will also bring us significant value and immediate revenue. We believe these cooperation agreements and this proposed acquisition will also enhance the competitiveness of the company in the long-run, and provide more favourable returns to shareholders.”

About China Public Procurement Limited

China Public Procurement Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (stock code: 1094). The Group is principally engaged in the development of the public procurement services which involves the provision of procurement services to general public and government in the PRC, also for the global public procurement, and provides a series of public procurement business related services, including financial services.

Cole Haan Unveils Exclusive ZeroGrand shoes with award-winning global retailer MR PORTER.COM

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle footwear and accessories brand and retailer, today announces an exclusive release with MR PORTER.COM, the award-winning global retail destination for men’s style. The assortment of six styles consists of the ZeroGrand Wing Ox and two silhouettes designed exclusively for the retailer, the new ZeroGrand Chukka and ZeroGrand Tassel Loafer.

“MR PORTER is the most innovative online men’s shop in the world. It only made sense to bring our most innovative product to them. Upon seeing ZeroGrand, we immediately set to work with them to tailor ZeroGrand to the discerning MR PORTER customer,” remarked David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer at Cole Haan.

Cole Haan partnered with MR PORTER to determine all details in this new iteration of dress and casual footwear. The result is a masculine palette that easily coordinates with every man’s wardrobe. The styles all feature an Ivory outsole, which is a main characteristic within the collection.

Expanding on ZeroGrand’s collision of innovation and craft, the unlined shoes use reverse full-grain uppers, a luxurious suede from the long-standing British tannery Charles F. Stead. Each lightweight pair in the collection makes for a perfect Pre-Fall choice, that easily transitions into cooler seasons. Originally launched in July 2014, ZeroGrand features Cole Haan’s new “operating system,” Grand.OS, which delivers greater flexibility, reduced weight and increased cushioning in products that move easily from work to weekend with ease.

“Cole Haan is an exciting new addition to MR PORTER, and we’ve worked with them to produce some exclusive styles on the new ZeroGrand sole unit. Our customer is always looking for something new, and this will be our first offering of a classic shoe x sneaker hybrid,” says Sam Lobban, Senior Buyer at MR PORTER.

Available from mrporter.com starting August 26, the ZeroGrand Chukka ($278) will come in Ivy and Mushroom, the ZeroGrand Tassel Loafer ($268) will come in Mushroom and India Ink ($268), and the ZeroGrand Wing Ox ($268) will come in Ironstone and Black.

For more information, contact:

Kimry Blackwelder, Cole Haan

Nick Troedson, MR PORTER

+1 (212) 763-3060

+1 (852) 3018-6076

kimry.blackwelder@colehaan.com

nick.troedson@mrporter.com

About Cole Haan:

Cole Haan LLC, with its Global Creative Center in New York City, is an iconic American lifestyle accessories brand and retailer of premium men’s and women’s footwear and bags, outerwear, eyewear and accessories with a commitment to craftsmanship, timeless style and design innovation. For more information, visit ColeHaan.com and follow @ColeHaan.

About MR PORTER:

MR PORTER is the award-winning global retail destination for men’s style, combining the best international menswear with editorial content.  The site sells over 200 leading international brands, with content and new products added weekly.  MR PORTER offers express worldwide shipping to 170 countries (including same day delivery to London and New York), and a free collection service for returns and exchanges.  For more information, visit mrporter.com.

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Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Announces that its Chinese Subsidiary, Suzhou Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd., has Received Chinese FDA (CFDA) Approval and has Subsequently Launched its Generic Mecobalamin 0.5 mg Tablets into the China Domestic Market

LYNDHURST, N.J., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announces that its Chinese subsidiary, Suzhou Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd., has received Chinese FDA (CFDA) approval and has subsequently launched its generic Mecobalamin 0.5 mg Tablets into the China domestic market. Under the terms of a marketing and distribution agreement with Sinochem Jiangsu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Amerigen is manufacturing the product at its US FDA approved and China CFDA certified oral solid dose facility in Suzhou, China. Sinochem is distributing the product under the Suzhou Amerigen label with exclusive sales rights in the People’s Republic of China.

John Lowry, Amerigen’s President & CEO, commented, “The approval and launch of Mecobalamin is Amerigen’s first generic product entry in China and we are very pleased to have Sinochem, a leading and highly reputable player in the Chinese pharmaceutical industry, participate in this important milestone as our sales and distribution partner. We expect additional near term product approvals in China as we continue to bring high quality, locally manufactured generic products to the rapidly growing Chinese market.”

Mr. Ziqiang Wu, General Manager of Sinochem Pharma, stated, “Sinochem is pleased to see that the Mecobalamin Tablet product produced by Suzhou Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. has been approved by CFDA, which embodies a solid step towards the business cooperation on generic drugs in the Chinese market. We also expect to deepen the cooperation with Amerigen and expand more high-quality drugs into this fast-growing drug market.”

About Amerigen

Amerigen Pharmaceuticals is a group of companies engaged in all phases of the generic pharmaceutical business, with operations in the US and China. The group is controlled by Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Limited. The US regulatory and commercial activities within the group are conducted by Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Inc., based in Lyndhurst, NJ, USA. The group’s Chinese subsidiary, Suzhou Amerigen Pharmaceuticals Limited, is located in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. The group has an active portfolio of products under development, filed, or intended for filing, as ANDA’s with the US FDA and the Chinese CFDA. Amerigen’s focus is orally delivered products that are challenging to develop, require specialized technologies or high containment to manufacture, and present complex regulatory and intellectual property obstacles to bring to market. All Amerigen’s products are developed and manufactured by the company or its partners around the world to meet the highest quality standards, including the US FDA.

Legendary Hollywood Action Stars Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger to Headline Asia’s Only Official VIP Screening for The Expendables 3 as Highlight of the Venetian Macao’s 7th Anniversary Celebration

The Venetian Macao Strengthens Leadership Position as a Top Global Celebrity Destination in Macao Building on Global Partnerships

#1 Integrated Resort in Macao Proves Top Draw for A-List Hollywood

MACAO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Venetian Macao announced today that it will host Asia’s only VIP screening experience for the opening of The Expendables 3 featuring live appearances by the blockbuster film’s iconic lead actors, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger, on August 22nd in celebration of the integrated resort’s 7th anniversary. The most star-powered film franchise in history raises the bar to unprecedented heights with a dream team of global superstars, explosive stunts and mind-boggling weaponry as the mercenary group comes face to face with ruthless arms dealer and Expendables co-founder Conrad Stonebanks whose mission is to wipe out the entire team.

This all-star event bringing renowned Hollywood action heroes to Macao will be the cornerstone of the 7th anniversary celebration for The Venetian Macao, marking another milestone for the integrated resort and further cementing its status as the leading destination in China for global talent.  The weekend celebration will culminate in an anticipated UFC fight event at the property.

“The Venetian Macao is absolutely the place to be in Macao to see the biggest and brightest global superstars of film, music, sports and more,” said Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd. “A star-studded event like the VIP screening of The Expendables 3 provides exceptional entertainment and helps raise the profile of Macao as a world centre of tourism and leisure.”

Leading Sands China’s drive to increase global awareness of Macao and the Cotai Strip is the company’s multi-tiered entertainment strategy, which continues to attract international superstars from the worlds of music, film, television, sports and more.

The Venetian Macao has established itself as a major stop on world tours, delivering top international entertainers including Beyonce, Lady Gaga, The Police, Avril Lavigne, Eason Chan, Jay Chou, and a record-setting concert by the Rolling Stones. In 2013 alone, the property attracted the tours of Rihanna, Alicia Keys and Justin Bieber.

The Venetian Macao captured the world’s attention in November of that same year with the championship boxing event pitting Manny Pacquiao against Brandon Rios. Superstar athletes at the integrated resort have included Tiger Woods, Yao Ming, Kobe Bryant, and Roger Federer. And one of the world’s most iconic men, David Beckham, has joined forces with The Venetian Macao and Las Vegas Sands’ integrated resort property in Singapore as part of a partnership between Beckham Ventures and Las Vegas Sands.

Award shows, film shoots and movie premieres have given visitors a chance to see in person some of the most recognizable faces of film and television. Hollywood converged at The Venetian Macao last October for the Huading Awards with celebrity appearances by Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Quentin Tarantino, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Irons, Jackie Chan, Sam Worthington and Matthew Perry. The Venetian Macao has rolled out the red carpet to host premieres for films such as My Lucky Star starring Zhang Ziyi and From Vegas to Macau starring Chow Yun Fat and Nicholas Tse — both of which featured scenes shot at the iconic integrated resort  as well as for the DreamWorks Animation films Turbo, Mr. Peabody and Sherman and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

In 2013, events broadcast from the resort’s 15,000 seat Cotai Arena  the largest in all of Macao  reached an audience of nearly 1 billion television viewers in China alone.  The resort hosted dozens of high profile events last year, and the property has become a mecca for the film and television industry, securing a plethora of productions, festivals and premieres

2014 has been equally successful for The Venetian Macao as it continues to demonstrate its proven track record as the leader in attracting the biggest names in entertainment:  In March, Kevin Spacey took the stage for the Venetian Charity Ball along with Anthony Kennedy Shriver.  In April, David Beckham and Ricky Martin were front-and-center at The Venetian Macao for the China Music Awards.  In June, the property hosted a VIP screening for Transformers: Age of Extinction.

The VIP screening for The Expendables 3 will take place in the lavish 1,800 seat Venetian Theatre, where onlookers will be able to catch a glimpse of the glittering array of celebrities as they walk the red carpet at The Venetian Macao.

Asia, and China especially, are becoming a much bigger part of our business and as their markets continue to expand, it is very important we find ways to bring talent and engage with their audiences in new and exciting ways,” said Avi Lerner, Chairman and CEO of Nu Image, Inc. and Millennium Films.

The Venetian Theatre, one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China, is a key player in Sands China’s effort to bring the best international entertainment to Macao, hosting star-studded red carpet events  from movie premieres to renowned movie awards and festivals including the China Music Awards and the Asia Pacific Film Festival. The diversity of entertainment provided by Sands China Ltd. ranges from global superstar performances and world-class sports spectaculars to family-friendly attractions, allowing locals and visitors of all ages a chance to enjoy some of the world’s greatest entertainment acts in Macao.

About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel

Opened in 2007, The Venetian®Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao’s first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat Cotai Arena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; TAIVEXMALO Day Hospital & Spa; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes at Venetian. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.

For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com.

Entertainment at Sands China Ltd. Resorts

Sands China Ltd. has as a clear vision to establish Macao as Asia’s top entertainment destination.

The 15,000-seat Cotai Arena is the only venue in Asia ranked in Pollstar‘s Top 100 Worldwide Arena Venues based on ticket sales. It is the top entertainment destination in southern China, hosting the world’s and the region’s biggest names in music, sports and awards shows. Superstars frequently choose the venue as the starting point of their Asian tours.

The 1800-seat, multi-purpose Venetian Theatre is one of the most luxurious entertainment venues in greater China. Featuring ushers in black-tie, champagne service, gourmet food and beverage items and other unique, premium amenities, it offers an intimate, luxurious and exclusive venue experience. The Venetian Theatre is playing a key role in bringing the best in international and Chinese entertainment to Macao, with a luxury theatre experience like no other in the region.

The 650-seat Sands Theatre regularly features internationally-renowned singers, performers and artists of the highest calibre. From traditional Chinese-costumed dancers to modern performances, and from singing troupes to contemporary bands, everything from Western rock to Cantonese pop is covered.

With an unbeatable diversity, the entertainment offering of Sands China Ltd. is ushering in a new era of entertainment in Macao.

For information about upcoming shows and events, visit www.venetianmacao.com/entertainment.html.

About Millennium Films

Millennium Films is one of the longest-running independent film companies in the history of Hollywood, with 20 years and more than 300 movies to its credit.  The company now produces, finances and handles international sales for 5-8 star-driven movies per year, generally with budgets between $20 million and $80 million.



Millennium Films is run by co-founders Avi Lerner and Trevor Short, and a senior executive team that includes Mark Gill (president), Boaz Davidson (head of development and creative affairs), John Thompson (head of production), John Fremes (head of international sales) and Lonnie Ramati (head of business affairs).



Millennium also operates full-service studios in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Sofia, Bulgaria.  The company was founded in 1992 under the name Nu Image, Inc.

Media contact:

Public Relations, Venetian Macau Limited
Lily Cheng
Tel: +853-8118-2013
Email: lily.sw.cheng@sands.com.mo

Scoot selects UTC Aerospace Systems C.A.R.E. program for Boeing 787 maintenance

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Scoot Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, has selected UTC Aerospace Systems to provide asset management and repair services for components on its Boeing 787 aircraft through a Comprehensive Accessory Repair and Exchange (C.A.R.E.) program agreement. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

As part of the C.A.R.E. program agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems will provide inventory support and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for 10 Boeing 787-9 and 10 787-8 aircraft to be operated by Scoot. Products supported under the agreement include air management systems, electric power generator and start systems, emergency power systems, fire suppression, sensors and lighting systems. The first of the 787-9 aircraft will be delivered to Scoot in November 2014.

“C.A.R.E. is a customized UTC Aerospace Systems service program that provides Scoot with comprehensive and proactive service they can count on,” said Brian Costa, vice president and general manager of Customer Service for UTC Aerospace Systems’ Aircraft Systems segment. “As Scoot transitions its fleet to the 787, we look forward to providing them with entry-into-service and maintenance support to keep their aircraft flying and performing optimally.”

UTC Aerospace Systems has had C.A.R.E. programs in place with Singapore Airlines to support multiple components on the airline’s Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 fleet since 2008.

Scoot Pte. Ltd., is a Singapore-based long-haul budget airline. It operates medium- and long-haul flights between Singapore and Sydney, Gold Coast, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo, Tianjin, Shenyang, Qingdao, Nanjing, Seoul, Hong Kong and Perth.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.

www.utcaerospacesystems.com

FMC Corporation Announces Agreement to Market and Distribute Actagro(R), LLC Soil and Plant Health Products in Asia-Pacific

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) and Actagro®, LLC announced today the two companies have entered into a Technical Development and Distribution agreement for FMC to be the exclusive marketer and distributor of Actagro Organic Acid® based soil and plant health nutritional products in the Asia-Pacific region. FMC will add Actagro technology solutions to its already considerable portfolio in the region.

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Actagro will provide its full line of current products technical support to FMC in order to effectively introduce the Actagro Organic Acid technology and its benefits to growers and dealers in the region. In addition, FMC and Actagro will work closely together to develop new products as needed to meet local crop and soil needs.

“The introduction of Actagro products to the Asian market will enhance local growers’ ability to produce higher quality, better yielding crops with proven, unique, and scientifically validated nutritional, soil amendment and plant nutrition product solutions,” said Robert Trogele, president, FMC Asia-Pacific. “The technology and unique product line that Actagro brings is a synergistic addition to the FMC portfolio of products and services. We are excited to start with the current product line and work together to develop additional products.”

“Actagro is very pleased to partner with FMC Asia Pacific to bring the Actagro Organic Acid technology to a new region of the world for us,” said Monty Bayer, president & CEO, Actagro®, LLC. “FMC’s extensive portfolio and distribution networks, as well as their strong customer relationships and well-established and influential marketing efforts in the region, will help this partnership to grow significantly.”

CSA Group and JHET Co., Ltd. Form Alliance to Offer Testing and Certification Services for Luminaries and Equipment Used in Hazardous Locations

TAIPEI, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, and JHET, a leading provider of certification and compliance testing in Taiwan, announced a new alliance that will enable both organizations to expand one-stop testing and certification services for luminaries and equipment used in hazardous locations, providing manufacturers in Taiwan access to global markets. Mr. Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group and Mr. Chang Lung Chen, President of JHET, officially marked the occasion by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today.

(Behind - from L to R): From CSA Group: Hades Lee, Robin Lu, Robert Sickinger, Esteban De Bernardis, Claudia Chan, Jerry Lee (from JHET), Frances Hung, Jupiter Huang, and Eddie Lee (Front – from L to R): Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group; Chang Lung Chen, President of JHET

(Behind – from L to R): From CSA Group: Hades Lee, Robin Lu, Robert Sickinger, Esteban De Bernardis, Claudia Chan, Jerry Lee (from JHET), Frances Hung, Jupiter Huang, and Eddie Lee (Front – from L to R): Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group; Chang Lung Chen, President of JHET

“Our new alliance with JHET will allow CSA Group to continue its leadership in hazardous locations testing and certification,” said Ash Sahi, President & CEO, CSA Group. “JHET is a highly regarded in hazardous locations testing for luminaries and has expertise in national regulatory compliance.  Combining the expertise of CSA Group with JHET’s will allow both organizations’ customers to benefit from one-stop access to local and global markets.”

CSA Group and JHET will offer testing and certification and promote compliance with local, national and international standards for luminaries and equipment used in hazardous locations. Eligible manufacturers in Taiwan wishing to export to international markets would be able gain the globally recognized CSA certification based on testing carried out locally at a qualified JHET laboratory. This will benefit existing and future CSA Group and JHET customers by reducing travel time and costs associated with testing samples, by shortening turnaround time for reports, and providing a streamlined process for testing and certification to global standards.

“JHET aims to provide our customers with the best possible service,” said Chang Lung Chen, President JHET Co., Ltd. “By aligning ourselves with CSA Group, we will both benefit from our knowledge and expertise in the hazardous locations testing and certification helping provide manufacturers in Taiwan become a competitive advantage internationally.”

CSA Group provides hazardous locations testing and certifications for North America, the European Union, ATEX and IECEx certification. CSA Group has a skilled team of professionals in Taiwan and is a recognized leader in hazardous locations testing and certification services worldwide. CSA Group also has hazardous locations testing facilities in the United Kingdom, Canada and United States.

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Advanced First Aid Research Announces N95 Partnership with SilverACE Senior Activity Centres and Lions Befrienders to Help Elderly Combat Haze

SINGAPORE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Singapore healthcare company, Advanced First Aid Research, an innovator in first aid and burn relief solutions, today reinforced its commitment to supporting the health, wellbeing and preparedness of Singaporeans with the announcement of a sponsorship initiative in partnership with NTUC Health Co-operative’s SilverACE Senior Activity Centres and Lions Befrienders, designed to support the Nation’s most vulnerable citizens.

Goh Boon Han (left) from Lions Befrienders with Allen Loh (right), CEO of Advanced First Aid Research with the Aluminaid N95 masks.

Goh Boon Han (left) from Lions Befrienders with Allen Loh (right), CEO of Advanced First Aid Research with the Aluminaid N95 masks.

Ahead of the anticipated haze, Advanced First Aid Research has announced it will donate one N95 mask for each one sold through Unity Pharmacies nationwide. The donated masks will be supplied to vulnerable elderly, specifically those who are members of the SilverACE Senior Activity Centres (SACs). SACs are a government initiative to support the lower income elderly with weak family support.

Donated masks will similarly be distributed to elderly citizens by the Lions Befrienders support network which reaches over 5,000 seniors through the social and community programmes.

Advanced First Aid Research’s innovative N95 mask design features an electrostatic filter that delivers better ventilation, easier breathing and speaking due to its 99 per cent filtration efficiency against micron particles. The mask also offers longer, more lasting protection against the haze and other harmful gases in a way not catered for by standard masks.

Advanced First Aid Research CEO, Allen Loh, says: “While we sincerely hope that the projected haze does not adversely impact the health of Singaporeans, it’s important we ensure that those most in need of support are prepared well in advance, and don’t miss out during times of high demand. The mask with its high filtration efficiency is ideally suited for those most susceptible to haze conditions.

“This initiative in partnership with SilverACE Senior Activity Centres and Lions Befrienders complements the good work of other government agencies and organisations who are equally committed to protecting our nation’s health during the haze season as well as the Nation’s first aid preparedness overall.”

“As a Singaporean company, we understand the local challenges on the ground and have all experienced the limitations of the current products in the market. We are delighted to extend this partnership with SilverACE Senior Activity Centres and Lions Befrienders in a way that reinforces our overall commitment to improve the health and safety of Singaporeans,” Mr Loh added.

During the haze season, the number of patients admitted into hospital for respiratory problems increases by 20 per cent.[1] In general, the elderly, children and people with chronic lung disease and heart disease are more sensitive to the health effects of haze.[2]

Goh Boo Han, Executive Director, Lions Befrienders, says: “We are delighted to be a part of this initiative at a time when N95 masks are in demand due to the anticipated haze. We see this as a positive and proactive measure undertaken by a local company to help the needy and vulnerable elderly.”

Leon Luai, Head Clinical Services and Wellness for NTUC Health, who oversees the SilverACE SACs, says: “We work to empower the elderly to take charge of their health and avoid many of the common health problems they face today. For instance, we have self-help health check stations at our six SACs and we regularly conduct health checks for the seniors. We are happy to partner with Advanced First Aid Research to enable seniors from lower-income families to access quality N95 masks and to ensure that they can be protected during the haze.”

“We are pleased to be part of this meaningful initiative to do more to care for the health of our community. For every mask purchased, Unity customers can equip themselves and their families and also contribute to support needy elderly in Singapore during the haze,” said Bernard Lee, MD and Head, Pharmacy and Health food NTUC Health, who also oversees Unity pharmacies.

Unity pharmacies were among the first to bring in fresh supply of N95 masks during the peak of the haze last year, and they also brought the prices of the masks down to ensure that more working families would be able to obtain the item.

Advanced First Aid Research’s N95 masks are available now in Unity Pharmacies across Singapore in packs of 10 and 20 masks. A 10-piece pack retails for $18.80 while a 20-piece pack retails for $37.80. Advanced First Aid Research will donate a N95 mask to SilverACE Senior Activity Centres and Lions Befrienders for each one sold for the duration of the haze period.

1. Fiona Low, Asthma and Allergy cases up as haze worsens: Docs, The Straits Times. Available from https://www.healthxchange.com.sg/News/Pages/Asthma-and-allergy-cases-up-as-haze-worsens.aspx

2. Health Promotion Board, Impact of Haze on Health. Available from http://www.hpb.gov.sg/HOPPortal/health-article/HPB051226

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For more information or to request an interview, please contact:

Dickson Tan

Gerald Leong

Edelman Public Relations

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ATN Acquires Exclusive Broadcast Rights for First Ever Pro-Kabaddi League

TORONTO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) (TSX-SAT), Canada’s largest South Asian Broadcaster and pioneer broadcaster of Cricket, is pleased to announce that it has acquired exclusive Broadcast rights for the first ever Pro – Kabaddi League to be held in India from July 26th to August 31st, 2014.

The Pro – Kabaddi League (PKL) is a professional kabaddi league in India, based on the format of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The first edition of the tournament will feature eight franchises consisting of players from around the world. The 8 teams will play in a caravan format, travelling together to all 8 venues to play a total of 60 league matches. The top scoring four teams at the end of the group stages will play in the Semi Finals at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on August 29th & the Finals will be held on August 31st, 2014. The 8 franchise teams competing for the cup are… Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dubang Delhi, Jaipur Pink Panthers (owned by Bollywod Superstar Abhishek Bachchan), Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Telugu Titans & U Mumba. Each game will be shot by state of the art equipment with 12 cameras and the broadcast will also feature Ultra – motion, Overhead shots & Super slo-motion.

The league has the formal backing of the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF), the Asian Kabaddi Federation (AKF) & the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI), who will be closely associated with this event. ATN will carry all 60 games LIVE on 6 ATN channels in 2 different languages. CBN & ATN Cricket Plus will air the games in English language, whereas 4 other ATN channels will air the games in Hindi/Punjabi.

“We are very excited to bring this first ever Professional Kabaddi League to Canada on 6 of our channels. We have always tried to give our viewers different programming options from time to time and I am sure this league will be very well received as it is one of the most popular sport in South Asia,” said Dr. Shan Chandrasekar, President and CEO of ATN. “We want to promote Kabaddi in Canada and showcase it as a World class sport,” he added

Kabaddi is an ancient Indian sport, in which two teams take turns to send a raider to the other’s territory, tag members of the opposing team, and return “home” without being blocked by defenders on the other side. It is the national game of Bangladesh and the state game of Punjab Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh in India and is also popular in Pakistan.

About ATN:
ATN serves Canada’s diverse cultural communities with 52 specialty television channels. The Company offers its flagship ATN-HD general interest service, 5 Bollywood movie channels and a variety of channels that include 3 sports Channels, 3 news Channels, 3 music Channels, 3 lifestyle Channels, 3 Chinese Channels, 6 Punjabi channels, and several regional language channels. ATN operates a South Asian Radio Service on Satellite Radio across The United States and Canada. Some ATN content is also available on any Bell mobile phone that supports video. ATN has programming alliances with leading international broadcasters like Star Network (News Corp), Sony Entertainment Television, Viacom, Times Television Network, B4U Network, NDTV, Disney and many more. ATN channels are available on various Cable, Satellite and IPTV Platforms across Canada like Shaw Cable, Bell TV, Rogers Cable, Bell Fibe TV, TELUS Optic TV, Cogeco Cable, V Media and Others.

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For more information please visit www.asiantelevision.com or contact…

Pramod Israni
Vice President – Marketing
Asian Television Network International Limited
330 Cochrane Drive
Markham, Ontario L3R 8E4
Canada
Tel: +1-905-948-8199
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Roger Federer Opens LINDT SWISS CHOCOLATE HEAVEN at the Jungfraujoch “Top of Europe” and Plays Tennis Show Match with Ski Racer Lindsey Vonn

KILCHBERG, Switzerland, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli (Schweiz) AG and Jungfrau Railway Holding AG are teaming up. LINDT is making a trip on the Jungfrau Railway, 3,454 meters above sea level, into a sweet experience with Swiss Chocolate Heaven. The themed chocolate shop was officially opened today by none other than LINDT brand ambassador Roger Federer. The highlight was a tennis exhibition match between him and ski racing star Lindsey Vonn on the Aletsch Glacier overlooking the Sphinx. 

Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprungli (Schweiz) AG today celebrated the official opening of LINDT SWISS CHOCOLATE HEAVEN at the Jungfraujoch “Top of Europe,” 3,454 meters above sea level, together with the Jungfrau Railway and LINDT brand ambassador Roger Federer. The themed chocolate shop offers a wide range of the finest LINDT chocolate, and the adjacent Master Chocolatiers parlor gives visitors a fascinating insight into how chocolate is made.

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Ernst Tanner, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Lindt & Sprungli, commented: “With the themed chocolate shop at the Jungfraujoch, we have positioned our brand at a lofty height. Our aim is to introduce tourists from abroad to our LINDT chocolate up there.” And Urs Kessler, CEO of the Jungfrau Railway, agrees: “SWISS CHOCOLATE HEAVEN is a perfect addition to our existing services, and provides attractive added value for our visitors.”

However, the highlight of the official opening was the tennis exhibition match between LINDT brand ambassador and tennis champion Roger Federer and American ski racer Lindsey Vonn, which was played on the Aletsch Glacier against the backdrop of the Alps. Roger Federer said: “I never cease to be amazed by the great ideas LINDT comes up with. Today on the Jungfraujoch was a real highlight for me.”

Photo and film material from the event is available at 6pm on:
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