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Vietnam’s First Luxury Tour Operator to Open Danang Office to Tap Tourism Boom

Luxury Travel Vietnam ( will launch a new office in Danang on July 1, in anticipation of an influx of visitors to the coastal city.

Danang has a growing range of tourist facilities which is contributing to the growth of Danang as a tourism hub. To capitalize on this trend, Luxury Travel Ltd ( has just opened a new Danang office to meet increased luxury tour. Luxury Travel Ltd is a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers, in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Danang has stepped into the tourism limelight as a much sought after destination for holidaymakers. For luxury travel advisors at Luxury Travel Ltd., Danang is more appealing than Bali or Phu Ket and its beach has been voted one of the world’s best by Forbes Magazine.

The resort’s pristine beaches, and the trio of nearby UNESCO World Heritage sites (a short day trip away), have made Danang an attractive proposition. Danang has a growing range of tourist facilities, including challenging golf courses (including the Montgomerie Link Danang) and hotels from international designers and operators.

The new terminal at Danang International Airport with a capacity of four million passengers per year opened last December and is set to rival Hanoi’s and Ho Chi Minh City’s (HCMC) airports. Further, the past two years have seen the completion of many luxurious resorts along the coastline, with names such as Hyatt Regency, Nam Hai, Vinpearl, Accor, InterContinental, and Fusion Maia entering the market and offering more choices for leisure and M.I.C.E travelers.

“Danang is going to boom. Our business in Danang has increased by 30 per cent, and much of that has to do with the new airport and air links to the central coast of Vietnam. We have just won several new big accounts and we are so glad to open our new Danang Office to meet the increased demand. We have launched a new concierge hotline phone number +84932449777 for our customers who can call us at around the clock for any assistance while holidaying in Centre Vietnam. Currently, there very few tour companies in Vietnam who have their own offices in Central Vietnam, only sub-contracts with local tour operators. We are proud of being the very first to open our own office to tap into the increased luxury demand and serve discerning travelers and holidaymakers to Central Vietnam, with more personalized services at the most competitive prices.” said Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.”

Luxury Travel’s new Danang office will be located at 38 Hai Phong Street, near the Han River Bridge.

Opened in 2004, Luxury Travel Ltd ( is the first luxury tour operator and DMC specializing in the art of travel for serving today’s most sophisticated travelers in Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand. It boats a fleet of luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors and serves thousands of high-end travelers every year. The company’s depth of experience and large in frastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “Best Luxury Tour Operator”


Corcentric Presents New Educational Webinar May 24th, “Accounts Payable Best Practices: To Automate or Not”

Corcentric to Host Educational Webinar Event Which Will Demonstrate How to Streamline Processes, Eliminate Low-Value Tasks, and Reduce Costs in Accounts Payable.

Corcentric, a leading provider of Accounts Payable automation and electronic invoicing solutions, today announced they will be hosting a 60-minute educational Webinar event titled “Accounts Payable Best Practices: To Automate or Not.” This Webinar will take place on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT.

Many organizations’ Accounts Payable departments are burdened with tedious, paper-intensive processes such as managing lost or duplicate invoices, chasing down approvals, manually entering data, and resolving exceptions. Without the time or resources to streamline approval and review processes, money and time are wasted. But what if AP had a solution that could eliminate paper from the process, achieve real-time visibility into invoices from origination to payment, process the majority of invoices without human intervention, and could now handle just the exceptions?

This Webinar will feature Rob DeVincent, Corcentric’s Vice President of Product Marketing, who will discuss how Accounts Payable professionals can:
• Eliminate the need to touch every invoice, and focus on exceptions
• Reduce time, errors, and costs associated with traditional invoice processing
• Simplify and accelerate review and approval processes
• Get complete visibility into invoice status from origination to payment

For additional information on this Webinar event or to register, visit:

About Corcentric
Corcentric is a leader in financial process automation, specializing in Accounts Payable automation, e-invoicing, PO requisitioning and imaging, and workflow solutions. By creating a paperless conduit between procurement, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and suppliers, Corcentric allows companies to immediately manage 100% of their invoices electronically. Our cloud-based (SaaS) architecture allows for solutions to be configured in days rather than months for rapid return on investment.

Corcentric was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia with offices in Cherry Hill, NJ; Oakbrook Terrace, IL; Coral Springs, FL; and Fairfield, NJ. More than 3,000 companies rely on Corcentric to streamline their invoicing and payment processes to gain controls and efficiency while optimizing working capital.

For more information on Corcentric, call 888.525.7677 or visit


Xybion and QPS announce that QPS Taiwan has selected Pristima(R) Suite as their preclinical data management system

Pristima, Xybion’s core preclinical data management software platform, has been selected to support the complete preclinical process for QPS-Taiwan.

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ: Xybion Corporation and QPS LLC. announced today that QPS Taiwan, a global preclinical toxicology services provider, has selected to deploy Pristima®Suite, Xybion’s premier preclinical application. QPS will leverage Pristima Suite in a ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS) deployment model, supported by Xybion’s Singapore data center & technology services group.

Pristima is an end-to-end preclinical data management system that helps companies to reduce their preclinical operational costs while decreasing time-to-market for drug discovery. QPS will be leveraging many key components of the preclinical software suite including the General Toxicology, Clinical Pathology, Necropsy, Pathology and SEND modules to capture, manage and report data from preclinical studies. Following an exhaustive selection process where all competitive products were considered, QPS Taiwan selected Pristima as a SaaS installation. Xybion will host the application in its Singapore data center. With the addition of QPS Taiwan, Xybion continues to expand its offerings in the Asia Pacific market, growing its client base to a total of 11 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. QPS Taiwan will be using the Pristima functionality to refine and expand its comprehensive GLP CRO preclinical study service capabilities to serve its clients worldwide.

Carlos Frade, Vice President of Preclinical R&D Solutions at Xybion, was quoted: “QPS Taiwan selected the Software as a service model, which offers a less time consuming validation process and a more cost effective approach to achieve the required capabilities, maintenance, and support over the Internet. QPS Taiwan will leverage Xybion’s Total Preclinical Solutions package to install, validate and deploy the most modern and most well-integrated data management suite on the market.”

Walter Bee, Ph.D., Vice President, Head of Global Safety Assessment and Regulatory Affairs, commented: “QPS Taiwan’s Center of Toxicology and Preclinical Sciences (CTPS) is one of the oldest and most experienced GLP laboratories in Asia. Our scientists combine training and experience from Europe, Japan, the USA and Asia in the unique environment of a first class Taiwanese laboratory. With the introduction of Pristima® as our data acquisition and management system, we are underlining our commitment to excellent service to our sponsors. This software enables our scientists to provide results quickly, reduces paperwork and increases data quality. It supports the organization, structure, and format of datasets in the Standard for Exchange of Non-Clinical Data (SEND) format for submission to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The tailored solution Xybion provided fits our current needs but leaves room for expansion in line with our growth ambitions.”

As an enterprise-grade solution suite for preclinical research, Pristima offers a powerful and robust toolset to improve clients’ efficiency, promote compliance and accelerate the final reporting. Dr. Pradip Banerjee, CEO, Xybion Corporation commented, “We are pleased to have QPS Taiwan as a client and look forward to assisting them in reaching their business goals. We are delighted that QPS Taiwan has decided to have Xybion host Pristima in our data center. Many of our clients find SaaS delivery to be an efficient, scalable and cost effective alternative to an onsite installation. We are committed to maintaining Pristima as the leading preclinical data management solution to meet the needs of a fast growing CRO.”

About Xybion Corporation:

Xybion Corporation is a global leader in the development and delivery of critical enterprise solutions to highly regulated industries, helping companies lower cost, mitigate risk and accelerate growth, while managing quality and compliance. Xybion is the maker of Pristima Suite, a leading preclinical data management solution for the life science sector. Pristima Suite is the only fully integrated preclinical and vivarium management solution that natively connects to enterprise quality & compliance management processes on the market today.

About QPS
Founded in 1995, QPS is a GLP/GCP-compliant contract research organization (CRO) supporting discovery, preclinical and clinical drug development. We provide quality services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients worldwide. QPS operates regional laboratories and testing facilities which are located at its headquarters in Newark, DE, USA; Springfield, MO, USA; Groningen, The Netherlands; Hyderabad, India; and Taipei, Taiwan.


Mobily & RantNetwork Sign Mobile App Distribution Agreement

RantNetwork announces the signing of a Middle East, North Africa, and Asian distribution agreement for its COMMUNILATORTM mobile phone translation application with Etihad-Etisalat.

Bloomsburg, Pa. and Riyadh, KSA – RantNetwork, developers of translation applications for Smart Phones and Mobily, the leading telecom company in Saudi Arabia announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for RantNetwork’s Communilator Mobile phone translation app.

Communilator is the world’s first mobile phone language translation application capable of recognizing and translating foreign text (books, newspapers, menus, etc.) in 44 languages and dialects captured with the mobile phone camera; of delivering translations in over 3,000 language-pairs; of providing High-Quality (HQ) Speech for translations in 21 foreign languages; of Voice Recognition for translation input; and of seamless integration with SMS and email.

“This contract represent Mobily’s ongoing effort to maintain leadership in data applications and services” says Saad Mumen, Director Digital Media, Mobily.. “RantNetwork has created a truly innovative app with its pioneering voice, speech and photo translation features. Its duel Arabic/English user interface for the iPhone and iPad is unique in the marketplace. We look forward to our distribution partnership with RantNetwork and its impact in meeting the translation needs of our customers and the many millions of visitors each year to Saudi Arabia”.

“The significance of this contract for a relatively young company like RantNetwork cannot be over emphasized. The customer base, reputation and marketing power of Mobily and UAE’s Etisalat cannot be matched by any other telecom carrier in that part of the world” said Kenneth Volet, CEO at RantNetwork. “The year long rigorous procedure to conclude this contract included a six month US State Department approval process. The distribution contract covers all of the Communilator platforms including iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and Droid”.

About RantNetwork
Founded in 2006, RantNetwork, Inc. has become the Leader in Image and Text Translation Services for the Global Communications Market. RantNetwork’s early vision of a mobile application which combines the text scanner function with machine translation technology was an industry first. The labors of that vision have given birth to Communilator, a “best of breed” solution based on the fusion of mobile, internet and machine language translation technologies incorporating the latest voice synthesizers and photo recognition technology available.

About Mobily
Mobily launched its commercial services to the public on May 25, 2005 and became the first Saudi 3G mobile operator. The UAE’s Etisalat owns 27.46 percent of Mobily’s shares, while the Saudi government and private investors own the remainder. In 2006, the GSM World Association described Mobily as the fastest growing operator in the MENA region. By Q2 2007, Mobily claimed a 39% market share. In September 2008, Mobily bought Bayanat Al Oula, months after launching the first unlimited mobile Internet package that allows subscribers to connect at the highest speed in the MENA region.


Deluxemall launches Bagnatic, an online marketplace that focus entirely on designer handbags

Latest Classifieds for Designer bags, accessories, watches, clothes, shoes and jewelry.

Deluxemall is going international with the launched Bagnatic, an online marketplace that focused on entirely on designer handbags, accessories, watches, clothes, shoes and jewelry.

This new site can found online at It will be the world first specialty marketplace that features a wide selection of used and brand new designer bags for sale and swap. This include popular designer brands such as Gucci, Coach, Prada, Kate Spade, Longchamp, Chanel, Louis Vuttion, Miu Miu, Prada, Burberry and many more.

Account setup on Bagnatic is quick and easy, it simple and clean layout also help to ensure that it visitors can browse through the listings in its various categories like handbags, accessories, watches, clothes, shoes or jewelry in the shortest time possible. Anyone can register and be a member for free at Bagnatic, be it businesses, second hand bag shop owners or online bag traders, Bagnatic provide everyone a place to list their branded goods. Each registered member will have his or her own member profile page that display recent activities and feedback comments that allow buyers be informed of her or her buyer before making any transaction.

Bagnatic was launched on 1st May 2012 and since then it has been viewed by millions of internet users from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and all over the world. Many members have benefited from Bagnatic whether they are looking to buy, sell or swap their designer bags and accessories.

“Deluxemall has always been very popular bag forum. With the launch of Bagnatic, it is giving our existing members of Deluxemall a classified to sell their handbags internationally” said Kelly Chan, Marketing Director of Bagnatic. “Our plan is to build Bagnatic as the world online marketplace for designer handbags and tap into the handbag market worldwide which is estimated to be nearly $8 billion annually.”

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Cobb Energy Centre Foundation presents A World-Class Jazz Series – JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series – TICKETS ON SALE

(1888PressRelease) THREE DAZZLING NIGHTS – EIGHT EXTRAORDINARY JAZZ STARS – TWELVE GRAMMY AWARDS. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation announces its much-anticipated concert series, debuting September 21st

Atlanta, GA – There’s nothing impromptu about the new Atlanta jazz series that will premiere September 21st at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

“Congratulations to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation for its hard work and its success bringing JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series to metro Atlanta,” said Cobb Energy Centre Managing Director Michael S. Taormina, CFE. “This is an exceptional opportunity for Atlanta audiences to enjoy the performances of world-class jazz musicians and-consistent with the Foundation’s educational focus-for all of us to better understand the influences and impact of this uniquely American art form.”

The inaugural concert of JAZZ ROOTS in Atlanta is scheduled 8:30 p.m. Friday, September 21 with a performance called JAZZ & SOUL, featuring two celebrated, multi-Grammy Award winners, Al Jarreau and Ramsey Lewis-artists who have taken jazz and merged it with soul to create their own signature sounds.

“We are thrilled to bring our JAZZ ROOTS series to Cobb Energy Centre and to the music fans of the Atlanta region,” said JAZZ ROOTS producer Larry Rosen. “Our concerts and accompanying education and outreach programs reach out into the community and bring folks together as we celebrate the great artists and the legacy of America’s music.”

Double Time: music and a mission
JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series was created in conjunction with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Established in 2008 and presented in cities throughout the United States, JAZZ ROOTS celebrates the blend of jazz, blues, gospel and R&B that, along with cultural, political and stylistic elements from American history help create the music called jazz.

Music great Quincy Jones has proclaimed JAZZ ROOTS “the most important new concert and educational jazz series in America . . . this series is simply imperative.”

“JAZZ ROOTS is a natural fit for the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation, whose mission is to provide quality arts education programs and community outreach initiatives to the region,” said Alice J. Thacker, the Foundation’s Director of Development. “Through the JAZZ ROOTS education opportunities, the Foundation is able to further its mission and support of arts in education.”

The JAZZ ROOTS series will offer a unique opportunity for a host of young music lovers. For each of the three concerts, 100 high school students from metro Atlanta schools will attend the show, as well as, enjoy the privilege of attending pre-concert sound checks and participating in special Q&A sessions with the performers.

The JAZZ & SOUL concert-the first of three scheduled events of the JAZZ ROOTS Atlanta series-will coincide with Cobb Energy Centre’s annual benefit celebration, Overture Gala, this year marking the 5th anniversary of the venue’s opening.

The two other concerts in Atlanta’s JAZZ ROOTS series are LADIES OF JAZZ – Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington, at 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012; and DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2012, at 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, both at Cobb Energy Centre. (See attached artists’ bios)

Sponsors for the series currently include: Copeland’s of New Orleans,and media sponsors 91.9 – WCLK-FM, “The Jazz of the City” and Atlanta Tribune – The Magazine.

Tickets for JAZZ ROOTS are as follows: JAZZ & SOUL, $40 – $100; LADIES OF JAZZ, $26 – $77; DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2012, $36 – $76 per person, and are available at the Centre’s Bank of North Georgia Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlet locations, or via phone at 800-745-3000. The box office, located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339, is open Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., closed on Sundays. The venue is located at 2800 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339.

About Larry Rosen
Larry Rosen, musician, producer, executive producer, and music industry entrepreneur, has had an impact on virtually all areas of the music industry. He is the producer/executive producer of over 350 albums of which 80 have been nominated for GRAMMY Awards, winning 33 GRAMMYS. Mr. Rosen is the creator and producer of JAZZ ROOTS: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series, Chairman of Larry Rosen Productions, Inc., co-founder, along with GRAMMY and Academy Award winner Dave Grusin of GRP Records, and co-founder and past Chairman of N2K, Inc. (NASDAQ). Mr. Rosen is the creator and producer of the PBS Television series LEGENDS OF JAZZ, and he is the creator and producer of the multi-media TV series RECORDING: the History of Recorded Music, with hosts Quincy Jones and Phil Ramone.

About Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is charged with securing financial resources for the Foundation’s community and educational outreach activities including its signature, ArtsBridge education program. Additional information about the foundation and ways to contribute is available at

About Cobb Energy Centre
The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, a 2750 seat, state-of-the-art facility, is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is metro Atlanta’s premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational performances, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts four resident companies, the Atlanta Opera, the Atlanta Ballet, ArtsBridge and the Gas South Broadway Series. Additional information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is available at


Al Jarreau pairs a voice that’s recognized as one of the world’s most precious treasures with his unique and innovative musical expressions. This combination has made him one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time. Jarreau’s achievements include seven Grammys, scores of international music awards, and numerous hit records.

Ramsey Lewis, NEA Jazz Master, multiple Grammy awardee, and host of LEGENDS OF JAZZ, the acclaimed PBS TV series, is a true legend of jazz. A pianist and composer, Lewis is often referred to as “the great performer,” a title reflecting his performance style rooted in his early gospel roots and classical training. His recording of “The In Crowd” is a jazz and soul classic.

Esperanza Spalding has been called the new face of jazz worldwide. The bassist and vocalist is blessed with uncanny instrumental chops, a multi-lingual voice that is part angel and part siren. With appearances recently on virtually all the late-night shows, not to mention three special performances for President Barak Obama, she seems to have exploded onto the scene. She won the 2011 Grammy for “BEST NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR.”

Terri Lyne Carrington, drummer, composer, record producer, entrepreneur-and 2012 Grammy winner- has crafted an eclectic brand of jazz that incorporates elements of bebop, soul, funk and much more. She has been featured with such jazz greats as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Dianne Reeves, James Moody, and Partice Rushin, Her Grammy winning “The Mosaic Project” features some of the world’s most gifted female instrumentalists and vocalists.

Dave Koz is a multi-Grammy nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire whose career spans 20 years and a dozen albums, including three classic holiday albums and his most recent GRAMMY-nominated offering, “Hello Tomorrow” featuring the chart-topping hits “Put The Top Down and “Anything’s Possible.” He also hosts the long-running, syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show.