AsiaNet Daily Summary - Press Releases for Wednesday, November 2, 2011

General Press Releases Wednesday November 2, 2011 17:14
SYDNEY--2 Nov--AsiaNet/ InfoQuest
FREE GIFT...
LEUVEN, Belgium: Named after the holiday star, Stella Artois was first
crafted for the holidays as a gift to the people of Leuven. In that same spirit
of generosity, the Belgian lager is giving a unique gift to its fans: an
eight-track album of holiday favorites to be offered, for free, throughout the
season.
http://www.stellaartois.com/
http://bit.ly/rOeHyb
POWER OF PHILANTHROPY...
NEW YORK and LONDON: Dame Stephanie Shirley, the British Government's
Founding Ambassador for Philanthropy, today launched
AmbassadorsForPhilanthropy.com, a global movement which brings together
charities, companies, philanthropists and governments for a worldwide effort
"to unleash global giving's potential".
http://www.ambassadorsforphilanthropy.com/
http://bit.ly/uLdSP0
THAI FLOOD RELIEF...
BANGKOK: In response to the heavy flooding which has devastated many parts
of the country, the Soka Gakkai International Thailand (SGI-Thailand) Buddhist
association has mobilized its youth members to deliver relief goods, and opened
its centers in Nonthaburi, Thonburi and Pattaya for use as shelters for
displaced people.
http://www.sgi.org/
http://bit.ly/uuSt5i
MAJORITY STAKE...
WAYNE, N.J.: Toys"R"Us, Inc. and Li & Fung Retailing today announced they
have entered into a joint venture agreement for the Toys"R"Us(R) business in
Southeast Asia and Greater China.
http://bit.ly/tUt7KF
RESPONSE MADE...
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada: Alberta Investment Management Corp. ("AIMCo")
announces today that it will not accept the vague plans for board renewal
announced by Viterra Inc. ("Viterra" or the "Company") on October 28, 2011.
http://www.aimco.alberta.ca/
http://bit.ly/sZet35
TECHNICAL CENTER...
MUMBAI, India: Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) today celebrated the opening of its
new technical center in Mumbai, India.
http://www.ashland.com/
http://bit.ly/v5IHS8
WOMEN OF AFGHANISTAN...
BRUSSELS: Excluding the voice of women and girls from the forthcoming Bonn
conference on the future of Afghanistan will embolden the Taliban and create
untold problems for the country's future, Dr Massouda Jalal, founder and head
of the Jalal Foundation, said today as she concluded a two-week advocacy tour
of key European cities.
http://bit.ly/sSNMFe
FANNIE MAE REDEMPTION...
WASHINGTON: Fannie Mae (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) will redeem the principal
amounts indicated for the following securities issues on the redemption dates
indicated below at a redemption price equal to 100 percent of the principal
amount redeemed, plus accrued interest thereon to the date of redemption.
http://bit.ly/vs5har
RACE, SPORTS BOOK...
LAS VEGAS: Cantor Gaming(R), a leading race and sports book operator in
Nevada, and The Venetian(R) Las Vegas, one of the world's most luxurious resort
and convention destinations, are proud to announce today the launch of the race
and sports book at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, located on the
world-renowned Las Vegas Strip.
http://www.venetian.com/
http://www.palazzolasvegas.com/
http://bit.ly/vVEkVb
ALCOHOL FREE...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.: ArKay Beverages, Inc. - USA, launches the first
alcohol-free whisky to the world. ArKay will be available in stores worldwide
on December 1st.
http://www.arkaybeverages.com/
http://bit.ly/tgBEcq
GO HOLLYWOOD...
LOS ANGELES: For decades, automobiles have played fundamental roles in some
of Hollywood's most popular films.
http://bit.ly/rTxkF4
SOFTWARE UPGRADE...
ALLEROED, Denmark: Contex, the world's leading developer of wide format
scanning and imaging solutions, today announces Nextimage version 2, an upgrade
to the award-winning imaging software that makes scanning, copying, and
printing easier and more productive.
http://www.contex.com/editions
http://bit.ly/vj7J7X
FORMAT SCANNER...
ALLEROED, Denmark: Contex, the world's leading developer of wide format
scanning and imaging solutions, today introduces the SD3600, a compact and
lightweight 36-inch addition to the company's successful SD wide format scanner
series.
http://www.contex.com/SD3600
http://bit.ly/t7EIQa
HD ULTRA...
ALLEROED, Denmark: Contex, the world's leading developer of wide format
scanning and imaging solutions, today announces the all-new HD Ultra wide
format scanner.
http://www.contex.com/details
http://bit.ly/uCZQMT
ISSUANCE CALENDAR...
WASHINGTON: Fannie Mae (OTC Bulletin Board: FNMA) today announced its 2012
Benchmark Securities(R) issuance calendar (PDF) ( http://www.fanniemae.com/markets/debt/pdf/debt_calendar_2012.pdf ).
http://bit.ly/vBHX5f
NEW PRESIDENT...
CLEVELAND: Aleris named John Zhu president of Aleris China, effective today.
Zhu is responsible for directing Aleris' Rolled Products and Extrusions
operations in China, and developing and executing the growth strategy for all
Aleris businesses across the region.
http://www.aleris.com/
http://bit.ly/vicUAs
WISE PRIZE...
DOHA: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of BRAC, has been awarded the world's
first major prize for education by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa
Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar.
http://www.wise-qatar.com/
http://www.exxonmobil.com/
http://bit.ly/tmUQar
SEALED BID SALE...
WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass.: Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn"), Assignee for
the Benefit of Creditors of Epix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Epix"), announced
today that the back-up compounds and S1P1 lead compounds, assets generated by
Epix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Amgen, will be offered December 8, 2011 in a
sealed bid sale.
http://bit.ly/vb4MSD
WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR...
HEALDSBURG, Calif.: Williams Selyem winery is proud to announce that Bob
Cabral, Director of Winemaking for Williams Selyem, has been named Winemaker of
the Year for 2011 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
http://bit.ly/sCHEc7
FASTEST GROWING...
SYDNEY: Merced Systems, Inc., the leading provider of Performance Management
solutions that drive business execution in Sales and Service functions, today
announced it has been recognized as one of the fastest growing high-tech
companies by four esteemed organizations.
http://www.mercedsystems.com/
http://bit.ly/v63MdD
REPORT ANALYTICS...
SYDNEY: Datawatch Corporation ( http://www.datawatch.com ) (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH)
has launched a program to help credit unions better leverage their existing
reports to increase operating efficiencies and customer service.
http://bit.ly/rMIInA
INTEGRATION FUNCTIONALITY...
SAN JOSE, Calif.: AdvancedTCA Summit 2011 -- ZNYX Networks Inc. - the new
leader in AdvancedTCA (ATCA) mid-range chassis with the Ultra5(TM) platform -
today revolutionizes the ATCA ecosystem by moving the functionality of
rackmount switches into the ATCA payload slot.
http://www.znyx.com/
http://bit.ly/uiQg52
MORE PAYLOAD...
SAN JOSE, Calif.: AdvancedTCA SUMMIT 2011 -- ZNYX Networks, Inc. established
new AdvancedTCA (ATCA) leadership today with the introduction of the Ultra5(TM)
ZX2000 - a mid-range chassis with a new level of infrastructure density that
enables the highest revenue-generating blade capacity of any 5U chassis
available.
http://www.znyx.com/
http://bit.ly/rJChqR
FLEET EXPANSION...
TULSA, Okla.: Omni continues to expand its commercial fleet by placing the
first of two late production (2001 built) Boeing 767-200ER aircraft into
service.
http://bit.ly/rRt8zN
GREATER DETECTION...
HILDEN, Germany and GAITHERSBURG, Maryland: Promising findings published
today online in the Lancet[1] from a community-based, randomized equivalence
trial undertaken by public health authorities in Mexico to investigate DNA home
testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) compared with cytology (evaluation of
cells) based on Pap smears.
http://www.thehpvtest.com/
http://www.qiagen.com/
http://bit.ly/s4XZkD
NEW BENCHMARK...
TEL AVIV: Apodis family of OTN Processors integrate up to thirty-two
wide-range IPLightSerdes(TM) and PLLs, eight XFI interfaces, and offer new
G.709 OTN capabilities in a family of low-power single-chip ASSPs.
http://www.iplight.com/
http://bit.ly/rR9zrc
JOINT VENTURES...
LUXEMBOURG: International Automotive Components (IAC) Group today announced
its agreement to form two joint ventures with Malaysia-based APM Automotive
Holdings Berhad (APM), an automotive parts manufacturing group.
http://www.iacgroup.com/
http://www.apm.com.my/
http://bit.ly/vwQAUB
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARD...
HONG KONG: Goodman today announced that it has been awarded the Westpac
Business Excellence Award for large companies at the AustCham Westpac
Australia-China Business Awards 2011.
http://www.goodman.com/
http://bit.ly/thUSur
INCREASED WINE EXPORTS...
SANTIAGO, Chile: As a result of its commercial opening and the recognized
quality of its vintages, wine has become Chile's official ambassador,
establishing a presence in more than 150 countries as Chile has consolidated
its position as the fifth largest exporter of wines in the World in 2010.
http://bit.ly/sjENhR
CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT...
MUMBAI, India: Mail Order Solutions provides end-to-end integrated solutions
offering world class Print Production, International Postal & Distribution
Services.
http://www.mosindia.biz/
http://bit.ly/vZRis5
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