Haier launches eco-friendly refrigerant R32

LAHORE (PR): The Haier Group of China have set a searing pace in the central air conditioning world by introducing highly advanced technologies designed to meet and even surpass global emission controls. This emerged as Haier announced the introduction in the Middle East region of its product called Super Match central air conditioning system with R32 refrigerant that drastically cuts greenhouse gases in response to the strictest global emission controls. Thanks to R32 refrigerant the product, shown at the global managers summit held at Qingdao and attended by more than 150 managers from 36 countries and regions cuts greenhouse gases by a whopping 70pc compared to products with R410A refrigerant.

The Haier Super Match central air-conditioning is in full compliance with energy saving standards of developed countries and regions such as Europe, America and Australia. In addition, with the lowest operating noise level of only 26 db, Super Match central air conditioning system perfectly meets users demand for healthy environment, comfort and high quality. According to industry sources, following wide application in Europe, Northern America and Australia; this super energy saving product is set to enter the Middle East market for the first time - supplying 108 sets to high-end building projects thereby providing a premium eco-friendly air-conditioning solution to the region.

Porsche kicks off “Kids Driving School”

LAHORE (PR): Following its success last year, Porsche Pakistan is re-launching its Porsche Kids Driving Safety (PKDS) campaign which will take place in various schools around Lahore. The campaign, focusing on young students between the ages of 5 and 9, aims to educate the “drivers of tomorrow” about road safety and driving rules.

PKDS will give kids informative sessions about traffic signals and road rules, such as the importance of using seatbelts at all times, and safely using pedestrian crossings. Then the kids will be given a chance to get behind the wheel of Porsche 911 pedal cars, while being supervised by the Porsche Team who will ensure that proper driving rules are being applied.

This interactive simulated driving experience incorporates typical road safety features such as zebra crossings, traffic lights, signs and traffic police.

At the end of the session, to create a memorable experience, the kids will be given a special Porsche “First Driving License” and little gifts.

“These activities aim to give the children an understanding of the importance of being safe while driving, as it is a lack of this that frequently results in accidents and fatalities on the road; and we at Porsche take safe driving very seriously. ”Abuzar Bokhari, CEO of Porsche Pakistan, commented regarding the initiative. Porsche has found a playful, educational, and highly interactive way to introduce these crucial concepts to the children, making a memorable experience for all and instilling a valuable lesson for life.

PLBW successfully concludes on a high note

LAHORE (PR): Pakistan‘s leading entertainment T.V channel Urdu1 steps into the realms of fashion and design by joining hands with Pakistan Fashion Design Council (PFDC) to be the official media partner of L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week (PLBW) 2015. One of the most prestigious fashion extravaganza and the year’s most anticipated bridal fashion show was held in Lahore from 16th till the 18th of September 2015. Urdu1 has grabbed the media rights to exclusively tout the fifth edition of PLBW.

PLBW is a platform that endeavours to define and present contemporary and traditional Pakistani Bridal fashion, while fusing hair and makeup trends to create looks for the upcoming bridal season of 2015-16.

PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2015 highlighted the bridal collections of 22 designers that showcased the business of Pakistani bridal fashion.

This year exhibiting their dazzling wedding collections at PFDC L’Oréal Paris Bridal Week 2015 were, Ali Xeeshan Theatre Studio, Ammara Khan, Asifa & Nabeel, Élan, Fahad Hussayn, HSY, Karma Red, Misha Lakhani, Nickie Nina, Nomi Ansari, Saira Shakira, Sana Safinaz, Sania Maskatiya, Shamaeel Ansari, Republic by Omar Farooq and The House of Kamiar Rokni.

World Contraception Day 2015

KARACHI (PR): Bayer HealthCare Pakistan celebrates ‘World Contraception Day’ by organising a series of health awareness programmes in Pakistan to raise awareness about contraception amongst married couples in Pakistan. The objective of these symposia is to improve awareness amongst general public & health care professionals about various kinds of contraceptive methods and facilitating open discussions. Country’s leading consultant Obstetricians & Gynecologists are invited as key note speakers by Bayer HealthCare Pakistan to provide balanced information and tailored resources for this purpose.

They emphasise on the much needed education on various methods of contraception; yet we are still seeing so many people rely on emergency contraception and drastic measures such as abortion.

World Contraception Day brochures and flyers were placed in many hospitals and clinics in the month of September to spread awareness among married couples and to remove many myths they have about contraception, this enabled consumers and patients to have a discussion and a dialogue with their respective healthcare provider on various contraceptive methods.

Some statistics about family planning in Pakistan

* The contraceptive prevalence rate in Pakistan in 2012-13 was 35pc.

* In Pakistan 890,000 induced abortions took place in 2002 and 200,000 women were hospitalised for abortion complications.

* Every minute, 8 children born in Pakistan. Of all live births, 1 out of 6 is unwanted.

Allied Bank wins best bank award

LAHORE (PR): Allied Bank Limited has been named the ‘Best Bank of the Year 2014 (Large Banks)’as well as ‘Best Corporate Finance House of the Year 2014 – Equity & Advisory’ by CFA Society Pakistan, at the 12th CFA Pakistan Annual Excellence Awards ceremony, held in Karachi, recently.

Owais Shahid, Chief, Corporate & Investment Banking Group (CIBG), received the award for the “Best Bank of the Year,” conferred upon Allied Bank in recognition of its exceptional performance in terms of profitability, efficiency, growth and solvency, during the year 2014.

The “Best Corporate Finance House Award in Equity & Advisory,” received by Tariq Ali, Unit Head, Syndication and Advisory Service, CIBG, was an acknowledgement of Allied Bank’s performance in Investment Banking transactions in Equity and Advisory during 2014. The performance was recognized on the basis of total number, volume and complexity of deals/ transactions executed by the Bank.

Mate S - super efficient processor

LAHORE (PR): The diversified community of smart phone users constantly remains in need of such new devices which satisfy their need of possessing extraordinary smart phones which, along with latest technological features should also carry ultra attractive attire as well. Huawei has taken care of this need, many times in the past and now with the impending launch of Mate S, it can be undoubtedly said that Huawei is taking it all to the next level. The high efficiency, stability and outstanding quality of Mate S will make it stand out among its peers.

The internal components of Huawei Mate S, keep up the high levels set up by the exterior extremely elegant finesse. This smart device carries numerous amazingly unique characteristics which are surely going to make the customers fall in love with this gadget. Talking about the specifications of Mate S, the chip set, incredible controlled power consumption, and antenna features guarantee that the users of Mate S, would certainly enjoy seamless performance because of latest processor, Octa-core 64-bit chipset Hi Silicon Kirin 935, which increases the systems fluent performance by 10pc.

Samsung, Oculus introduce Gear VR

LAHORE (PR): Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. announced its first Gear VR device aimed to consumers, extending its leadership in the wearable’s category. The latest edition of the Gear VR is compatible with even more smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 edge+, S6 and S6 edge, leveraging each device’s super AMOLED display to provide the color, clarity and performance needed for an amazing virtual reality experience.

“Samsung has been at the forefront of delivering mobile experiences and ‘Gear VR Innovator Edition’ launched last year was no exception,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics.

“We see virtual reality as the next computing platform, and we are thrilled to partner with Oculus on Gear VR to set the standard for mobile VR and bring this revolutionary product to consumers.”

The Samsung Gear VR is 22 percent lighter than previous Gear VR Innovator Edition, and includes new foam cushioning to make the device more comfortable to wear. In addition, the Gear VR’s touchpad has been improved, providing greater control while enjoying the robust selection of film, gaming, 360 degree video and experiential content available for Gear VR.

“Together with Samsung, we’ve redefined virtual reality and created the best mobile VR experience available today,” said Brendan Iribe, CEO, Oculus. “On Gear VR, people are playing immersive VR games with friends, sharing 360 video experiences, and teleporting around the world with photos and videos – and it’s only the beginning for what’s possible with mobile VR.”

Ambassador launches ceremony

LAHORE (PR): 3P Learning Pakistan’s Regional Manager Iffat Ahmar has announced that the World Education Games 2015 will be a milestone in brainstorming and talent shining of students from hundreds of participating schools from across Pakistan in three day’s online event. World Education Games are considered to be the world’s largest online event.

3P Learning Pakistan arranged a Press Conference at Sukh Chan Wellness Club to formally launch and introduce the student Ambassadors for the World Education Games 2015, from Pakistan who will represent all the participating students in the World Education Games from Pakistan. Fatima Yousaf from Learning Alliance Faisalabad and Meeral Nasir from Beaconhouse Palm Tree Campus, Gujranwala are the two lucky young girls representing Pakistan on the world stage.

Both Ambassadors shared their views on using 3P Learning platform for their daily learning and importance of educational technology across the globe.

The World Education Games will be held from 13th – 15th October 2015 with some new exciting features organised by 3P Learning.

Change in leadership at Unilever Pakistan

KARACHI (PR): Unilever Pakistan Limited announced the change in leadership effective October 31 2015.

Ehsan Malik, CEO will retire on October 31 2015 after 24 years of exemplary service including 9 years in his current role. Under his leadership, the Pakistan business grew four times in size.

Shazia Syed, currently Chairperson Unilever Sri Lanka will take over the role of CEO Unilever Pakistan Limited. Shazia joined Unilever Pakistan as a Management Trainee in 1989. In her 26 years with the organisation, she has worked across most Unilever categories and was the VP Customer Development Unilever Pakistan. As Chairperson at Unilever Sri Lanka, Shazia Syed set the business on a growth trajectory, and the Unilever Pakistan business will benefit from her varied experience.