HONG KONG, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — China Yongda Automobiles Services Holdings Limited (“Yongda Auto” or the “Company” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group“, stock code: 03669.HK), a leading passenger vehicle retailer and comprehensive service provider in China, is pleased to announce that Oriental Yongda, the only TV shopping automobile retailer in China created by Yongda and Oriental Shopping, officially launched the Car Exhibition on Oriental Shopping Website at its four-year anniversary. After four years’ operation, Oriental Yongda has cooperated with more than twenty well-known brands, including BMW, Audi, Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, Shanghai Volkswagen, Roewe and hundreds of models on its TV shopping platform, and has successfully broadcasted 300 series of automobile sales program. High-quality programs and high-value schemes have been recognized by the vast of car consumers. The automobile sales program created by Oriental Yongda has not only won the trust of many car consumers, but also gained the widespread attention and recognition from automobile industry and the media. Oriental Yongda has won the “Financial Innovation Award”, “The Most Influential Automobile Sales Platform”, “Best Marketing Innovation Award”, “Gold Award of the Greatest Marketing” and other honors by the China Automobile Dealers Association, the Shanghai Automobile Sales Association, Liberation Daily, China’s Famous Automobile Market and other well-known media and organizations.

The Car Exhibition on Oriental Shopping Website contains live car models, website exclusive offerings, used car exclusive sales and car rentals. The launch of the platform not only provides Oriental Yongda with strong Oriental Shopping TV platform, but also enables Oriental Yongda to step into e-marketing with the assistance of Oriental Shopping Website. The powerful combination of platforms overcomes the timeliness and limitations of TV programs, achieving the 24-hour uninterrupted online sales from 45-minute live show, and diversified development of the automotive services from single new car sales service. This time, Oriental Yongda has launched four business segments, which are used car sales, car rental and leasing, after-sales products, group buy of new cars, providing the vast of customers with a more comprehensive automobile-related services. Under the attention and care of the management from Oriental Shopping and Yongda Auto, Oriental Yongda will pay more attention to consumers’ experiences, constantly develop new products, actively improve service quality, gradually form the service system of car purchase, car maintenance and car upgrading, and to create an integrated automobile sales operators in the multi-media age.

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TOKYO, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ubitus Inc., the worldwide cloud gaming technology leader, is proud to announce the availability of blockbuster MMORPG title DRAGON QUEST X published by Square Enix Co., Ltd. on Nindendo’s most popular portable gaming console Nintendo 3DS™, enabled by its cloud game streaming platform.

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By overcoming the challenges of server side GPU virtualization and scalability, portable console computing architecture and the wireless network quality management, Nintendo 3DS users can now enjoy the high quality MMORPG gaming experience on Nintendo 3DS, playing in the game world together with Wii®, Wii U™ and Windows PC, in addition to Android mobile devices that has also been enabled by Ubitus’ cloud gaming technology.

The service will be commercially launched on September 4th, 2014 in Japan, offering various tickets access plan through Nintendo’s platform. It demonstrates Ubitus’ strong technology leadership in cloud gaming space, and create a new console gaming experience to the next level.

“Ubitus is thrilled to bring the national flagship title from Square Enix to Nintendo’s bestselling Nintendo 3DS portable gaming console through our GameCloud® technology,” said Wesley Kuo, CEO of Ubitus, “we are committed to provide best technology to enable gaming platform providers to offer best seamless and enjoyable gaming experience over the cloud.

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CHENGDU, China, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The arrival of some elites raised the temperature in the summer of Chengdu. Mr. Robert Wennekes, founder and chairman of the world’s finest private service training institute, The International Butler Academy, together with 10 of his best royal butlers were in Chengdu for the official opening of The International Butler Academy China. This is the academy’s first ever overseas institute in the world. During the opening ceremony, The International Butler Academy shared a piece of good news with their guests the high-end service industry in China, even Asia, will experience a revolutionary change, due to its presence. In the near future, there will be more butlers of royal standard graduating from The International Butler Academy, permeating and infecting Asia with unparalleled service philosophy and quality. The International Butler Academy founder and chairman, Mr. Robert Wennekes, The International Butler Academy China CEO, Mr. Thomas Kaufmann, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Guido Tielmann, The International Butler Academy China partner, Langji Real Estate CEO, Ms. Cai Lingyu, together with over 200 guests (consulate generals, CEOs, local and overseas media) witnessed this historic opening ceremony at InterContinental Hotel, Chengdu Global Center.

Butlers of The International Butler Academy
Butlers of The International Butler Academy

During the ceremony, butlers of royal appointment demonstrated the use of Laurastar, a high-tech ironing system, how to decant a bottle of wine, letting it breathe and develop its real flavors. They also ironed creases out of newspaper for a smudge-free read. And made packing suitcase an art a very thin anti-crease paper was used to protect the clothes, once the employer reached his destination, he could wear it straightaway. The climax was the opening of a champagne bottle. They didn’t do it the usual way, but with a sabre, and a technique called Sabrage. Elegant and full of showmanship, it was introduced by officers of the Napoleon army in the 19th century.

In recent years, due to the huge increase of the rich, the demand of such high caliber butler service went up as well. The International Butler Academy specialized in producing butlers of royal standard. Therefore, The International

Butler Academy’s branding influence and curriculum could totally satisfy the increasing demands of Asian enterprises and private employers. Their students came from various countries US, England, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Hungary, Australia, China, Russia, Israel, Iceland, etc. World’s wealthiest families, international enterprises, and five-star hotels sent their staff there for training, or employed their students. The academy founder, Mr. Wennekes, served 5 US presidents (Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton), and various members of the royal families in Asia and Europe. Whilst he was the head butler at the US embassy in Germany, he received the “Exemplary Service” award from the White House. Mr. Wennekes introduced in the opening ceremony, in 1999 he established the International Butler Academy in The Netherlands. Since then he has trained and placed hundreds of butlers with wealthy and many times famous clients from around the world. Today, graduates from their school serve in private and royal households around the world. They also serve in super deluxe five-star hotels and resorts, on mega yachts and world-class cruise ships. They also run a number of property management companies where tenants rely on them for the safety and wellbeing of their family.  When China is mentioned, Mr. Wennekes excitedly expressed, “To me, China cuisine is second to none in the world. Unfortunately, the level of service is not on par with it. So it is my desire to introduce high-end service standard to China, and teach the students the fine art of service.” Mr. Wennekes also said, “I am honored and privileged to be able to bring world-class butler service into China. Our training is very strict and intensive. Our students need to have ability, passion and determination to succeed. With our rigorous training, I wish to provide the service industry with professionals of excellent service skills and stature. Hopefully, this will pave the way for a high level of exquisite etiquette and protocol in China, thus promoting mutual respect which our Chinese customers most value.”

The International Butler Academy China’s inaugural cohort this July was already full with 24 students. It had the same curriculum as the one in Holland. They would learn from teachers of various nationalities, with years of experience as professional butlers, who would assess their skills and knowledge. During the course, besides learning basic service skills like how to serve tea, coffee or soup without spilling, open door for guests, ensure cutlery retain its luster, students would also learn important skills such as how to manage a wardrobe, wash, iron, draw up an inventory list; how to store wine, open wine bottle and serve guests.

When asked “Why Chengdu?” The International Butler Academy China CEO, Mr. Thomas Kaufmann, replied at the opening ceremony, “Chengdu’s rapid development in the past 10 years caught the attention of many countries. I heard there’s even a direct flight from Chengdu to San Francisco. Compared to Beijing and Shanghai, Chengdu is developing very fast, and that makes the people here very open to foreign ideas. And to be a world-class professional butler, you need to break rules and give up old habits. We come to China and begin a journey interacting with this great country, rich in history and mystery. It is my desire that through our service and training, we can integrate the finest western service with the most exquisite oriental cuisine. And let China and Asia truly experience the royal butler service.

If you want to know more about The International Butler Academy, please visit: http://www.butlerschool.com

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RIO DE JANEIRO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s first entertainment centre dedicated to football will be built in Rio de Janeiro. It will be constructed in the form of a huge football and be in continuous motion, changing shape constantly.

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This spherical-shaped building will be 50 meters high with 9 floors, each rotating separately in both directions and at changing speeds to bring life to the building.

The Dynamic Football Experience Company and the Navalmare Group unveiled the project today, announcing that they intend to begin construction of this unique building in the world’s capital city of football after the FIFA World Cup.

This is the football version of the proposed Dynamic Tower, designed by Florentine architect Dr. David Fisher, who is considered to be the “Father of Dynamic Architecture,” published today for the first time.

A real temple, a dream for all football fans

The building includes a fully interactive football museum and a floor dedicated to virtual and augmented reality football games, where through a hologram system originally developed with NASA technology, visitors will be able to play alongside Pele and Neymar and score goals.

Another floor will offer a virtual stadium, where visitors will sit facing a giant 360 degree screen and feel as if they are at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, watching a game against Barcelona in real time.

Other floors will include restaurants and shops, all dedicated to football, a special gym, and an educational space.

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A scale model of the building produced by DTM of Modena, Italy, Ferrari’s space engineering company, will be presented at the end of the month in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Among the engineering and technology suppliers involved are WSP of New York, the German giants Bosch and Siemens, Exergia Brasil, SGM (the LED lighting company of Denmark), and Navalmare, an Italian builder of ships and offshore stations already active in Brazil.

Beyond Brazil

Following the Rio de Janeiro project, the Dynamic Group, which holds the international rights for rotating buildings, and Navalmare intends to build these dynamic football-shaped buildings in Italy and supply them to many cities around the world. More of these giant footballs in motion, offering fans a “24/7” football experience, will be built in London, New York, Madrid, Milan, Barcelona, Jakarta and many other cities.

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HONG KONG, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today announced the launch of a four times per week service between Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong from 15 June 2015.

The new flights will complement the existing services offered by Etihad Airways’ codeshare and network partner, Air Seychelles, ensuring a daily frequency between the two cities, and bringing the combined number of weekly seats offered on the route to 3,620.

Hong Kong will become Etihad Airways’ seventh destination in Northeast Asia and its fourth destination in Greater China joining Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai.

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said: “Hong Kong is an exciting and significant addition to our global network. The new services will offer our guests from Hong Kong and nearby southern China increased travel options and enhanced connections over our Abu Dhabi hub to 34 business and leisure destinations across the Gulf region, Europe and Africa.

“The new flights will support trade ties between the UAE and China, the UAE’s second largest trading partner. Hong Kong, the world’s largest cargo hub and Asia’s dynamic financial centre, gives us huge growth potential and a strengthened product offering for our global cargo customers.”

The UAE is Hong Kong’s largest export market in the Middle East. Hong Kong exports to the UAE rose 14 per cent to US$4.96 billion in 2013.

The additional 80 tonnes of weekly bellyhold capacity offered on the new Etihad Airways flights will open more business opportunities for trading partners in Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong, and strengthen the current four times per week Etihad Cargo freighter service and the existing bellyhold capacity offered by Air Seychelles’ three weekly flights between the two cities.

Known for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour, Hong Kong is the third most important financial centre, after London and New York, with one of the greatest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the Asia-Pacific region.

The vibrant streets of Hong Kong offer a great blend of modern design and fascinating history. Hong Kong has something for everyone with bustling Asian markets, fine dining, high-end shopping, world-class luxury hotels and numerous tourist attractions.

Etihad Airways will operate a two-class Airbus A330-200 aircraft, configured to carry 262 passengers, with 22 seats in Business Class and 240 seats in Economy Class, offering a total of 2,096 seats per week.

The airline has announced six new routes for the first half of 2015, starting with Kolkata in February, Madrid in March, Entebbe in May, and Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Algiers in June.

The airline’s flights to and from Hong Kong can be booked from today on www.etihad.com, through Etihad Airways Contact Centres, or via travel agents.

Etihad Airways schedule for Hong Kong flights, effective 15 June 2015:

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Frequency

Aircraft

EY854

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

21:40

Hong Kong (HKG)

09:40

Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat

A330-200

EY855

Hong Kong (HKG)

19:20

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

23:50

Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun

A330-200

 

Air Seychelles’ existing schedule for Hong Kong flights:

Flight No.

Origin

Departs

Destination

Arrives

Frequency

Aircraft

EY4122
(HM86)

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

21:40

Hong Kong (HKG)

09:40 (+1)

Tue, Thu and Sun

A330-200

EY4121
(HM87)

Hong Kong (HKG)

18.55

Abu Dhabi (AUH)

23:25

Mon, Wed and Fri

A330-200

Note: All departures and arrivals are listed in local time.

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MUMBAI, India, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As consumer demand in India changes direction, the food industry continues to grow, in one of the world’s most successful economies.

India has the second largest population in the world and the tenth largest economy. It also has the eleventh largest consumer market in the world. It is no wonder that India has become an essential player in the global food ingredients market. AC Nielsen previously named India as a hotspot for food manufacturers, food producers and food ingredient professionals and the country has become an integral part of the global food ingredient network. India has also become one of the most important destinations for food investment, with its food industry growing at an annual rate of 17%. The bridge linking India to the rest of the world is becoming stronger and Food ingredients (Fi) India is at the forefront of the action. It provides a global portfolio extending from the iconic tradeshow, to online platforms with the world’s leading suppliers and buyers, to the high-level industry specific conferences.

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From 29 September – 1 October 2014, India will play host to this fully dedicated food ingredients show and Fi India are working to gather hundreds of the leading food ingredient suppliers and 6,000+ visitors and industry professionals. Included in this powerhouse line-up are the likes of ADM Agro, Roquette, Matrix, Mintel and many more. This specialised food ingredients event focuses on innovation and consumer trends, providing a platform for key professionals from around the world to link to this flourishing Indian market.

Matthias Baur, Portfolio Director, Food ingredients Global, provides his viewpoint: “The buying power at Fi India has increased by around 20% in recent years, with seniority of attendees now mainly being CEOs, directors and presidents. Along with the increased buying power and economic growth, a relaxation in import policies, growth of organised retailing, increased urbanisation and an increase in middle class, the lifestyles and food habits are changing across India. This is opening the doors for imported foods, fast foods, health foods and innovative food ingredients from across the globe.

Fi India is part of the Food ingredients Portfolio and works at extending the Food ingredients brand into regions where they have opportunities to engage with new customers and also present new business growth and opportunities to their existing client base. With the key focus on customer insight, sourcing, business development and innovation and trade, in a region with one of the fastest growth rates in the world, Fi India is the most cost-effective platform to source new ingredients, grow market share and is the key stepping stone to enter India’s food ingredients market.

About the organiser 

UBM Live is a division of UBMplc, which is headquartered in London, UK. The office in the Netherlands is the organiser of the world-leading Health ingredients, Food ingredients, CPhi, ICSE and Informex series of food and pharmaceutical ingredients trade shows. The Dutch office also publishes International Food Ingredients Magazine and organises related conference activities. For more information, visit http://www.foodingredientsglobal.com

About Food ingredients 

The Food ingredients portfolio hosts the world’s leading food, natural and health ingredients trade shows. Since 1986, the Food ingredients exhibitions have become the established meeting place for all stakeholders in the food ingredients industry. Over the last 25 years more than 500,000 people have attended our shows across the globe and as a result have contracted billions of euros worth of business deals.  For more information about our portfolio of events and products, please visit http://www.foodingredientsglobal.com/europe/about

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