OneAsia Launches Business Continuity Services and New Data Centre in Chai Wan, Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — OneAsia, the leading cloud solution and data center services provider in Asia today announced the launch of business continuity services as well as the opening of its fifth data centre in Chai Wan of Hong Kong.

The Chai Wan facility is the newest addition to OneAsia’s data centre services, it is designed for the business continuity of mission critical operations, and to cope with the rising demand for data centre as well as cloud services.  OneAsia currently operates five world-class data centres in the Greater China region. 

Charles Lee, Founder & CEO of OneAsia said, “We conducted extensive site research to identify an existing building that is conveniently located in the city centre, allowing us to deliver professional business continuity services as well as data centre services.  Leveraging the best-in-class facilities and a strong professional team of OneAsia, our customers can achieve their goals without having to invest in equipment and resources dedicated for business continuity plan.”  OneAsia’s business continuity solution addresses all essential aspects of business continuity services including data centre, IT infrastructure, connectivity, business users working space, business continuity consultancy, tape vaulting to backup and recovery solutions. 

The Chai Wan Data Centre offers customers the highest levels of security, protection and reliability:

  • N+1 redundancy on most of the infrastructure
  • Multiple levels of security
  • Carrier neutral connectivity
  • Shared conference rooms and working area
  • 24×7 monitoring and operational support

Charles added, “Not only equipped with the state-of-art infrastructure, but also our many years of owner-operator experience give us a winning combination of quality service and unmatched technical expertise that we provide to our customers.”

The first phase of Chai Wan facility can provide a total floor space of over 16,000 sq.ft. and the second phase of next year will expand to another 8,000 sq.ft.  It is located off the exit of Island Eastern Corridor Expressway and 3 minutes walk from Chai Wan MTR station.

Mobile Media Revenue to Approach $380 Billion by 2018 says Strategy Analytics

BOSTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Strategy Analytics’ forecast, Global Mobile Media Forecast: 2001-2018, predicts spending on consumer mobile media services consumed via the handset (which excludes tablet spend) including handset browsing, mobile applications, mobile games, mobile music, mobile video, mobile TV, ringtones, wallpapers and alerts – will rise from just above $236 Billion in 2013 to approach $380 Billion by 2018. Mobile operators will remain the main beneficiaries with spending on mobile data accounting for over $254 Billion, or 67.3 percent, of total mobile media revenue by 2018. Strong mobile advertising revenue growth will eclipse consumer spend on premium content, rising at just below 20% CAGR over the next five years.

Mobile Media Users by Application

Mobile Media Users by Application

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In advanced mobile media regions, like North America and Western Europe, demand for web browsing, games, apps and social media services will continue to drive mobile data adoption, enabled by the growing installed base of media-centric smartphones.  Nitesh Patel, Director of the Wireless Media Strategies (WMS) research program noted, “Across all regions consumer appetite for browsing the internet, social media, apps, games and consuming rich media content like video and music on their mobile phones shows no sign of abating. However, we expect less mature mobile markets, where a large portion of users have basic or feature phones and remain served by 2G networks, to exhibit the strongest growth in mobile media revenue. Therefore, in these markets the challenge remains driving mobile media growth through casual data tariffs or service orientated pricing, particularly as low priced smartphones become increasingly available. “

Overall, mobile advertising will become an increasingly important revenue stream, more than doubling to approach $41 Billion by 2018, and accounting for nearly 11% percent of mobile media revenue.  

David MacQueen, Executive Director of Apps and Media at Strategy Analytics added, “Mobile is becoming a core part of the digital advertising mix, accounting for around 14% of digital ad revenue in 2013. Advertiser spending on mobile phones, mainly smartphones, will continue to catch up with consumer mobile media usage as the growing momentum behind programmatic buying simplifies ad-buying within mobile media. Importantly, as more brands and retailers optimize the mobile commerce experience an increasing proportion of mobile users will use their phone to make purchases, enhancing the benefit of mobile advertising.”

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. www.StrategyAnalytics.com 

European Contact: Nitesh Patel, +44(0) 1908 423 621, npatel@strategyanalytics.com
US Contact: David Kerr, +1 617 614 0720, dkerr@strategyanalytics.com

Anton Awarded Service Contract with Two Rigs for Drilling Project in Southern Iraq

HONG KONG, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Anton Oilfield Services Group (“Anton” or the “Group”, HKEx stock code: 3337), the leading independent oilfield services provider in China, is pleased to announce that the Group is today awarded the contract for a drilling project in southern Iraq, providing services with two rigs on a day-rate basis with the mobilization cost covered by the client. The contract, with a value of about US$50 million, is effective for a period of three years and also includes an option for an additional period of one year.

The contract of this project signifies that Anton’s Rig Service has gained recognition in the international market and expanded overseas. Its successful operation will enhance profitability for the product line of Rig Service. The Group is of the view that Rig Service has good growth prospects in Iraq. Anton will witness more market opportunities abroad as its Rig Service operates smoothly in overseas projects.

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About Anton Oilfield Services Group

Anton Oilfield Services Group (HKEx stock code: 3337) is a leading independent integrated oilfield services provider. The Group provides products and services for the entire process of oil and gas development and production, including reservoir management, drilling technology, well completion, down-hole operations, oil production as well as tubular service. With its comprehensive product lines and integrated service capacity, the Group is empowered to help oil companies solve their challenges of increasing production, improving drilling efficiency, lowering costs and optimizing waste management. Its fast growth benefits from the accelerating development of natural gas in China and the Group’s increased presence in the overseas markets. The Group’s strategic objective is to become a leading global oilfield services provider with a solid foothold in China.

The Group is headquartered in Beijing and has established an international network across China and overseas markets. In China, the markets cover the Tarim area, Erdos area, Southwest area and other areas of China, whereas, the overseas markets include Iraq and other Middle East market, Central Asia and Africa market and the Americas market. Antonoil is the best independent Chinese oilfield services partner, the best Chinese partner worldwide.

For enquiries, please contact:- 

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Eric Song
Direct: (852) 2894 6264
Email: eric.song@hkstrategies.com

Ka Wai Li
Direct: (852) 2894 6252
Email: kawai.li@hkstrategies.com

Annual UN Asia-Pacific policy forum spotlights

4 August 2014 – Asia-Pacific countries will gather in Bangkok this week for the annual policy session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), focusing on the role of regional connectivity in supporting economic growth and development.

With a particular focus on the three dimensions of sustainable development &#8211 social, economic and environmental &#8211 senior Government officials from over 40 member countries and associate member countries will meet at ESCAP’s 70th session today through 6 August, ahead of the Commission’s high-level ministerial segment, which will run from 7 to 8 August, to be attended by Heads of State and senior ministers.

In a press release kicking off the annual session, ESCAP says that more than 30 ministers from Asia and the Pacific are expected to participate in the ministerial segment.

In addition, Ministers from Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Pakistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Solomon Islands and Tonga will be among key speakers at panel discussions during the high-level session this week, focusing on steering the region towards equitable, environment-friendly and resilient growth.

The ESCAP session is being held against the backdrop of high public debt levels and declining international development assistance, which has affected Asia-Pacific growth and contributed to rising income inequality, both within and between countries in the region.

A Ministerial Round Table on the theme of the 70th session, &#8220Regional connectivity for shared prosperity&#8221, on the opening day of the ministerial segment will focus on transport, ICT and energy connectivity and multi-sectoral and cross-border cooperation.

At a media launch on 6 August, ESCAP Executive Secretary Shamshad Akhtar will present the key findings of the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2014, the Commission’s flagship publication, outlining the latest macroeconomic projections and policy advice for the region.

On the second day of the ministerial segment, Asia-Pacific Government leaders and policymakers will join a panel discussion on sustainable development and development finance to suggest policy options for addressing existing and emerging vulnerabilities.

Key events during the week, including all panel discussions, will be webcast live at http://www.unescap.org/commission/webcast.

The Commission session can also be followed on social media using the hash tag #CS70.

Darling Ingredients Inc. Reports On Diamond Green Diesel Incident

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) today reports that at approximately 9:35 pm on August 3, 2014, there was a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) facility in Norco, LA, the Company’s joint venture with Valero Energy Corporation. Emergency response (ERT) members provided an immediate response and the source of the fire has been isolated, contained and extinguished. All personnel have been accounted for and there are no reported injuries and no known impact to the community. The facility has been shut down, and DGD’s investigation into the cause of the fire is underway. Further details will be released as they are determined. 

About Darling

Darling Ingredients Inc. is the world’s largest publicly-traded developer and producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients, creating a wide range of ingredients and customized specialty solutions for customers in the pharmaceutical, food, pet food, feed, technical, fuel, bioenergy and fertilizer industries.  With operations on five continents, the Company collects and transforms all aspects of animal by-product streams into useable and specialty ingredients, such as gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, yellow grease, fuel feedstocks, green energy, natural casings and hides.  The Company also recovers and converts used cooking oil and commercial bakery residuals into valuable feed and fuel ingredients.  In addition, the Company provides grease trap services to food service establishments, environmental services to food processors and sells restaurant cooking oil delivery and collection equipment. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at http://ir.darlingii.com.

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Leviton Acquires ClickOn Technology

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Leviton today announced the acquisition of all shares of ClickOn Technology, a South African manufacturer of automation technology for residential and commercial applications. Leviton has a successful history with ClickOn, using a number of the company’s automation solutions to enhance Leviton’s Security and Automation product offerings.

As part of the acquisition, Leviton will bring ClickOn’s entire product line into the Leviton family of solutions, including ClickOn’s revolutionary remote control system that provides convenient, secure and reliable control of any electrical system and appliance from a single remote control.

“As home automation continues as a growth opportunity for Leviton, we are excited to add ClickOn’s DIN rail lighting control solutions to our extensive product offering,” said Bruno Filio, Vice President of Sales and International Business Development at Leviton. “This acquisition demonstrates Leviton’s commitment and understanding of the latest trends. It also provides our worldwide customers with the best technologies and affordable easy-to-use control solutions to meet their needs.”

The acquisition of ClickOn Technology continues Leviton’s commitment to strategic growth and innovation through acquisitions. Leviton has evolved its business into a global provider of electrical wiring devices, data connectivity solutions and lighting and energy management systems for a variety of end-use markets.

About Leviton 
Leviton is the smart choice, providing the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Leveraging more than a century of experience, Leviton helps customers create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, and lighting energy management systems. From switches and receptacles, to daylight harvesting controls, networking systems, and equipment for charging electric vehicles, Leviton solutions help customers achieve savings in energy, time and cost, all while enhancing safety. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, http://www.facebook.com/leviton, http://twitter.com/leviton or http://www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

About ClickOn Technology 
ClickOn Technology designs, manufactures and distributes a complete range of SABS approved home and building automation products that caters to any automation needs, from the simplest remote control switching requirement to a fully integrated automation system. In-house development, final assembly and testing facilities ensure that high quality is maintained throughout the production process. All ClickOn products are developed and manufactured in Pretoria, South Africa. For more information, visit: http://www.clickon.co.za