Scytl improves results consolidation process in national elections in Libya

Tripoli & Barcelona (PRWEB UK) 15 July 2014

Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, today announced the successful support and expertise delivery for the results consolidation to the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) for the June 2014 Parliamentary Elections. The solution enabled the efficient publication of close to 100% of the results in a far shorter time frame than any previous election.

As Libya continues to move forward in its transition towards a transparent democracy and help regain disillusionment in the voting community, the HNEC is implementing election processes to reinstate a sense of security and transparency. As part of this transition towards democratic processes, Scytl has provided its support and expertise to ensure that the systems provided for election results re-enforces that sense of transparency by publishing results efficiently in the shortest time possible. With the backing of Scytl’s support, its flexibility and quick time to action in a relatively unstable political scenario, the HNEC has been able to process results in a shorter timeframe, as the system now supports the tabulation process ensuring no system delays, unlike in previous elections.

The HNEC required an updated and more efficient and transparent Results Consolidation solution. The support provided by Scytl included updates to the existing tally center software that was locally developed in 2014 to respond to the new and specific requirements for the House of Representatives elections as well as support during the tabulation process.

During the June 2014 elections, 10.022 results forms were to be processed. The results consolidation support provided by Scytl allowed close to 100% of the results to be consolidated in only 2 days, well under the time required to process and consolidate results in the previous elections (this included of course the time for transporting the result forms to the HNEC central offices and the corresponding manual processes).

Though the appeal process is still under way with final results being published on July 20, the HNEC has been able to announce a successful, efficient and transparent result consolidation process for the June 2014 House of Representatives elections thanks to improved efficiencies provided by Scytl, says Gilles Souche, Managing Director Middle East-Turkey and Africa at Scytl.

With the success in the June 2014 elections, Scytl will continue to work closely with the HNEC to provide additional functionality of the solution for ongoing use in future electoral events as soon as October 2014. In line with the HNEC goals, the updates to the results consolidation solution will be delivered with transparency and increased flexibility as top of mind. The system will enable an efficient set-up and administration process, without the need for significant programming expertise or expert technical knowledge and accommodate its use for different electoral events. The solution will be unique in that the results consolidation system where the flow of forms through the data entry processes is defined, while enabling a number of other parameters to vary providing maximum flexibility.

About Scytl

Scytl is the global leader in secure election management and electronic voting solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry. Scytls solutions have been successfully used in more than 35 countries throughout the world over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, the EU, France, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices in Canada, the United States, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil.

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MH17 crash: Investigators must have full access, Malaysian PM says

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Weightlifter Mohd Hafifi wins Malaysia's first gold medal at Commonwealth Games
GLASGOW: Mohd Hafifi Mansor clinched the first gold medal for Malaysia at the 20th Commonwealth Games here in the men's weightlifting 69kg category. Mohd Hafifi, 24, lifted a total 305kg – 135kg in the Snatch and 170kg in the Clean and Jerk – in the …
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North America Chromatography Systems Market Is Expected to Reach $6593.4 Million by 2018 – New Report by MicroMarket Monitor

(PRWEB) July 13, 2014

Chromatography system is a physical method of separation of biological components from various types of biological samples such as air and water. Chromatography systems commonly separate the sample mixture into two phase, namely mobile phase and stationary phase. The components of the mobile phase run over the stationary phase, followed by the differential rate of migration of the components that provide the separation of mixture. Chromatography system plays an important role in the field of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agriculture, and research laboratories by providing cheap separation methods. Chromatography is segmented into various types including gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and others.

Chromatography systems, by end-user segment are divided into biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, hospitals and research laboratories, and agriculture and food industries.

With its application into segments, such as academics, agriculture industry, biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals, North America is the largest chromatography systems market globally, and is expected to reach a value of $ 2.7 billion by 2018. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 5.8% from 2013 to 2018.

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Asian Chromatography Systems Market

Globally, Asia is expected to be the fastest-growing chromatography systems market. The high growth in this region is due to factors, such as the growing biomedical industry, large number of conferences and symposiums being held on chromatography technologies, increasing presence of major chromatography companies, growing pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in China and India, regulatory changes in trade agreements, and increasing presence of chromatography firms in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. China is the major revenue-generating region for most of the key chromatography systems companies. Furthermore, to achieve economies of scale, the global pharmaceutical companies are outsourcing their separation services to various Asian countries. However, the high cost of chromatography systems and the need for skilled personnel to operate high-end systems are the major factors hindering the growth of this market. In addition, the chromatography systems market is facing a challenge for developing systems that generate pressure above 20,000 psi.

Asia is the fastest-growing chromatography systems market globally, and is expected to reach a value of $ 1497 million by 2018. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 6.0%, from 2013 to 2018.

European Chromatography Systems Market

Globally, Europe is second-largest chromatography systems market in the world. This high growth is due to reasons such as the increasing investments and funding (life sciences, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology research), technological advancements in chromatography techniques, and tie-ups with research laboratories and academic institutes. However, high cost of chromatography systems, economic slowdown, and the need for skilled professionals are the major factors hindering the growth of this market.

The European chromatography systems market is expected to reach a value of $ 1179.8 million by 2018, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 8.7%, from 2013 to 2018.

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More Malaysia Press Releases Presents Great Deals for the 17th Rainforest World Music Festival

Singapore (PRWEB) June 04, 2014, one of Asias leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), is providing great hotel deals in Kuching, Malaysia for the annual Rainforest World Music Festival, an energetic three-day concert event which draws performers and fans from all over the world.

Held at the Sarawak Cultural Village with Mount Santubong on one side and the South China Sea on the other, the festival is more than just a place to hear music. During the day, there are a wide variety of workshops that study sound, dance, and traditional arts from all corners of the globe. Attendees can immerse themselves in these workshops, learning new skills or brush up on ones that have gotten rusty. In the evening, the two main stages come alive with energetic musical performances by bands from as far away as Germany, Tanzania, and Canada.

The event has come quite a way from its inception in 1997. Supported by the Sarawak Tourism Board, it has grown steadily over the years to the point where more than 20,000 people attended last years event.

This years gathering promises to be the biggest and best yet, with new styles and genres from countries that have never been represented at previous events. At the workshops, attendees can learn about Malay dance, stringed instruments, Maori symbolism, and even the little-known zampogna, also known as Italian bagpipes.

The performances also promise to be world-class. Confirmed acts include Blackbeards Tea Party from England, Ryuz from Japan, Karinthalakoottam from India, and Kalakan from Spain. Many others will appear on stage as well, plus local performers from around Malaysia.

Attendees will also have plenty of choices when it comes to shopping, eating, and fun. It will be hard to go hungry or thirsty with all the food and drink on offer, and vendors will offer all types of handmade crafts, art, jewelry, and even exhibitions by local educational institutions.

If youre a fan of world music and performing arts, or simply want to experience a unique and memorable Malaysian vacation, the Rainforest World Music Festival is the perfect opportunity. With the growing popularity of the event, its a good idea to book a hotel in advance, and our selection offers rooms for any budget and type of traveler. See the press center here ( for a full list of hotels.

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Hotelogix to Conduct a Webinar on Online Marketing Strategies for Boutique Hotels

San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

Hotelogix will be conducting a webinar on Online Marketing Strategies for Boutique Hotels on Tuesday, the 15th of July, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. GMT. The interactive session will be held by Nathalie Salas, an acclaimed marketing consultant for start-ups and hospitality clients, and an MCIM Chartered Marketer.

As boutique hotels aspire to provide a niche experience with personalized services to make a one-of-a-kind statement, their key focus lies in positioning. They compete with various types of players – luxury brands, budget brands and 5-stars, depending upon their positioning. Their success also lies in impeccable guest service that is expected to be consistent. All these factors directly translate into the technology that they need for positioning of their brand, and having in-house automation tools to help them enhance the guest experience. They also need to be equipped with the right tactics to make their hotel stand out in the online marketplace.

Considering these specific needs of boutique hotels, Hotelogix has invited Nathalie Salas to address the webinar as she has over eleven years of experience working with a variety of large blue-chip and SMEs in Europe and the Middle East. Her work in the boutique hotel sector allows her to collaborate with clients such as OTAs to deliver story-led content for their hotel inventories, as well as act as a hotel reviewer and judge for the Boutique Hotel Awards. Nathalie has also contributed to a number of online and print publications, including Boutique Hotel News, Masquerade (Dubai), Global Citizen (GCC), and her own travel site

Nathalie says I am passionate about marketing and love helping independent hotels improve their marketing potential. Since Hotelogix also focuses on making hoteliering easy for boutique hotels, I am really looking forward to this webinar. With the online marketing strategies that I provide in the webinar, I hope to enable boutique hotels worldwide to participate and compete confidently in the global marketplace.

Mr. Aditya Sanghi, Co-founder and CEO of Hotelogix states, In the present technological era, boutique hotels have immense opportunities, provided they position their brand on all the online marketplaces appropriately. The marketing mix and the key success factors for a boutique hotel are unique in its own way. Nathalie who has extensive experience globally is an expert on addressing the needs of boutique hotels and we take pride in having her on our platform. She will discuss the trends and forecasts for hotel online marketing, and help boutique hotels use them effectively to get sustainable results.

Hotelogix constantly strives to find ways and avenues to empower hotels with the latest technology and trends. This webinar is just another medium to spread awareness about the numerous tools available for hoteliers across the globe and how best to use them. To register for the webinar, click here.


Hotelogix is a unique, cloud-based, end-to-end, hospitality technology solution, built to seamlessly manage hotels, resorts, serviced apartments or multi-location hotel chains, by providing a single window to manage all hotel operations and bookings (online and offline). Hotelogix also integrates with travel agent networks and external booking sites, providing a wider inventory distribution, along with real-time integration with partner sites, group booking websites, and other central reservation systems. Hotelogix is used by both new hotels, hotels previously unable to afford such 360 degree technology, and hotels looking to replace legacy systems with a web-based SaaS solution, which gives greater functionality and a higher level of integrations for distribution of inventory. Hotelogix offers 24×7 live support and transparent pricing plans to its customers, and is hosted on highly reliable and secured cloud services. Hotelogix is used in over 75 countries including the USA, UK, Mexico, Spain, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore and is backed by Accel Partners.

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Author Caroline Tan Inspires and Encourages in New Book

Malaysia (PRWEB) June 06, 2014

Author Caroline Tan believes that, We as human beings are born into this world many times to complete our workbook of life. Every one of us, without any exception will go back to the next world after we complete our life span in a few decades; and we should realize that after we die, our souls will travel back to the next world. Knowing this, Tan suggests that humans have to learn to live their lives to the fullest and learn to achieve enlightenment before going back to mans true home.

Since people are given a great opportunity to learn and to achieve the best in this world, they should be grateful and they should have the courage to live and love their lives to the fullest. Tan also exerts that humans should practice the love that gives rather than the love that takes.

Through this book, Tan shares the teachings of Happy Science, helping readers to have a firmer grasp in their lives and enlightening them on how they can achieve happiness in their everyday living the kind of joy and contentment that is only attainable when one knows what The Greatest Love (published by Trafford Singapore) is.

The Greatest Love

By Caroline Tan

Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 36 pages | ISBN 9781490703459

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Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

The authors real name is Tan Mek leng; and Caroline was the name given by her godmother when she was younger. Tan came from Kelantan, West Malaysia, and she went to Teachers Training College in Kuala Lumpur after her secondary school, where she graduated in 1981 and received her Masters degree in 1984. She was awarded Doctor of Philosophy in Modern Languages, University Malaya, in 2004. Tan became a retired teacher in 2011; and she currently works at Happy Science Malaysia as lay lecturer since January 2013.

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Norway eVote demonstrates trust in online voting channel with a 94% trust rate

Osilo & Barcelona (PRWEB UK) 8 July 2014

As the adoption of online voting continues to grow across the globe, the trust demonstrated in strategic projects such as the eVote project in Norway which has received over a 94% voter trust evaluation proves key. The online voting technology, security and best practices provided by Scytl has ensured that the Norway eVote pilots are at the forefront of the most secure online voting elections implemented to date.

In an effort to provide alternative and innovative voting channels to help increase accessibility for marginal groups, such as disabled or expatriate voters, the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development in Norway conducted Internet voting pilots in 2011 and 2013 with Scytl Online Voting technology. During these pilots, 168.000 (in 13 municipalities) and 250.000 (in an additional 15 municipalities) voters respectively had the choice of casting their ballot online as an alternative voting channel during the advance voting period during the parliamentary elections.

Though the pilots for internet voting in Norway have been put on hold due to political disagreement, they have proven a success in ensuring the adoption and trust of the new voting channel.

High levels of voter trust in Internet voting with over 94% of online voters reporting their high trust in the new channel voting option.
Municipal and county elections: 16.6% of census voted electronically in municipal and county elections. 73% of these votes were cast online during the one month advance voting period.
Parliamentary elections: 36% of the census voted via the Internet vs. 17% percent in 2011. 77% of these votes were cast online during the one month advance voting period.

The Norwegian online voting pilots have received widespread international acclaim for the use of a verifiable cryptographic voting protocol, which allowed third parties to perform detailed audits of the voting process and vote tallying. In the midst of political debate, the security concerns of the voters included in the pilots were laid to rest with the evaluation reports for the trials showing extremely high levels of voter trust (94%). In addition to the trust shown in the online voting channel, Norway remains at the forefront of the most secure online voting elections implemented to date by implementing a combination of online voting security and accessibility best practices:

Confirmation cast-as-intended via return codes
Verification of counted-as-cast via vote receipts
Publically accessible code (both client & server)
Mobile device security and compliance
ADA compliant and overseas voting enfranchisement

We are extremely proud of seeing how the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development pioneered the way for the implementation of secure online voting projects. Irrespective of the current political decisions, Scytl will continue to help ensure forward thinking countries such as Norway to implement leading edge secure online voting technology and best practices for secure, transparent, accessible and auditable elections, concludes Mikel Irizar, VP Marketing at Scytl.

As a conclusion, and as stated in the The Carter Center evaluation of the Norwegian internet voting pilots, compared to electronic voting systems which require high amounts of specialized hardware, internet voting systems allow for agile and secure elections with relatively little additional outlay for the elections system. The Carter Center recommendations fall in line with those provided by Scytl: online voting systems should begin being implemented in small ways (ie: elections of local councils, universities, or particular referenda with low political/financial impact) and later expand to more overreaching audiences. The ongoing development of secure, accessible, auditable and transparent online voting systems such as the Norway pilots will play a key role in building confidence in Internet voting in the future.

About Scytl

Scytl is the global leader in secure election management and electronic voting solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry. Scytls solutions have been successfully used in more than 35 countries throughout the world over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, the EU, France, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices in Canada, the United States, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Australia, Malaysia and Brazil.

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Pricing Pressures and Shrinking Margins Drive the Global Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 08, 2014

Global pharmaceutical contract manufacturing (PCM) market is witnessing steady growth, mirroring the positive trends in the broader pharmaceutical industry. Big pharma players, specialty players, medium-scale pharmaceutical companies, and biotech companies are increasingly channelizing resources to core operational areas of R&D and drug commercialization, while strategically offloading manufacturing and approval activities to third party service providers in order to eliminate CAPEX and OPEX burdens associated with manufacturing operations. The primary underlying factors driving this trend include increasingly stringent government regulations, fierce competition, and strong pricing pressure. Opportunities for pharmaceutical contract manufacturing is also growing, backed by factors such as patent expiries of blockbuster drugs, global healthcare reforms and infrastructure development, increasing focus of pharmaceutical companies on new drug development for complex diseases, and rapid growth in emerging markets.

As the pharmaceutical industry migrates from simple dosage formulations and active pharmaceutical ingredients to higher-priced complex formulations led by biologic drugs, pharmaceutical contract manufacturers (PCMs) are sharpening their manufacturing capabilities by adopting cutting-edge IT solutions, processes, and quality systems. Several market players are combining their competencies and augmenting their capabilities through strategic mergers and acquisitions in order to meet the manufacturing challenges of the rapidly growing biologics market. Complex dose forms such as sterile injectables and oral solid dose; large molecules such as nucleic acids, proteins, and peptides; and oncology therapeutics also require specialized manufacturing skills. The PCM market for vaccine remains nascent as drug developers tend to retain sophisticated vaccine manufacturing techniques in-house in order to protect proprietary technology, and keep a tight rein on product quality standards.

As stated by the new market research report on Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing, the United States represents the single-largest regional market worldwide and continues to grow, buoyed by the growth of the domestic pharma industry. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 9.7% over the analysis period led by robust healthcare spending in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand. While solid-dose formulations remains the dominant market segment, low-volume and high margin injectable-dose formulations are growing at a robust pace, spurred by the plethora of biologics under development, migration from vials to flexible-bag and pre-filled syringes systems, and the growing demand for cytotoxic processing and other specialized services.

Major players covered in the report include AAIPharma Services Corporation, Aenova Group, Ajinomoto Althea Inc., Albany Molecular Research Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Catalent Pharma Solutions Inc., Cobra Biologics Holding AB, Dishman, DPx Holdings B.V., Famar Health Care Services, Haupt Pharma AG, Hospira Inc., Jubilant Life Sciences Limited, Kemwell Biopharma Pvt. Ltd., Lonza Group Ltd., NextPharma Technologies Holding Ltd., Nipro Pharma Corporation, and Recipharm AB, among others.

The research report titled Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing: A Global Strategic Business Report announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., offers an in-depth assessment of market trends, growth drivers, challenges, technological trends, competition, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic industry activities of major companies. Market estimates and projections in terms of service provider revenues are provided for major geographic markets, including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. The PCM market is further analyzed by major Dosage Forms, namely Injectables, Solid Dosage Forms, and Liquid & Semi-solid Dosage Forms.

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Research Report on Medical Tourism Market 2014 Edition by

Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 04, 2014

Medical treatment in abroad, also called medical tourism, is a booming international industry where patients seek healthcare services from sources outside their country. Usually every type of medical treatment is available in abroad with over 50 countries, identifying as destinations in medical tourism. Medical tourism is a high-value sector that generates revenue for multiple industries. Given the lucrative potential fees, more governments are dedicating resources to boost the sector in their respective countries.

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Medical tourists are presently traveling to faraway countries for cosmetic surgery, dental procedures, bariatric surgery, assisted reproductive technology, ophthalmologic care, orthopaedic surgery, cardiac surgery, organ and cellular transplantation, gender reassignment procedures, and even executive health evaluations.

The report cites that rise in healthcare costs, long wait times, an ageing population, and increasing demand for cosmetic and dental surgery not covered by insurance in developed countries, coupled with the availability of high quality, low cost medical services in developing countries are the key drivers for the rise in medical tourism industry. Patients travelling abroad can save upto 85% of the cost of a procedure by travelling abroad. The worlds top four medical tourism destinations: Thailand, Singapore, India and Malaysia are seeing a steady increase in medical tourists every year. India is one of the lowest cost and highest quality medical tourism destination. It offers low-cost cardiovascular and orthopedic procedures, at about one-tenth the cost of similar surgeries in the US.

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1.1 Medical Tourism Industry Structure

2. Medical Tourism – Market Size

2.1 Global Medical Tourism Market

2.2 Asian Medical Tourism Market

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Welcome to Kinabalu View Lodge

Kinabalu View Lodge is located at the town center of Ranau District in Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo.  Ranau sits 108 km east of Kota Kinabalu and 227 km west of Sandakan and is on the highway connecting Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan.  The town of Ranau is just 20 kilometers away from Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site - Kinabalu Park and it is one of the gateways to the National Park, Poring Hot Springs and Sabah Tea Garden.