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2010-07-28 05:41:00

SEOUL, South Korea, July 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Seoul was appointed a UNESCO City of Design as of July 20, 2010. The designation is in appreciation of the city's abundant cultural heritage and creative potentials as well as its strong pursuit of diverse design policies. The U.N. agency also highly evaluated the city's potential to help developing countries with its creative urban development programs, it said. UNESCO launched the Creative Cities Network in 2004 to enhance the...

2010-06-24 04:51:00

SEOUL, South Korea, June 24 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Seoul Metropolitan Government will host the Seoul Design Fair from Sept.17 to Oct. 7 at the Jamsil Sports Complex and four other venues in Seoul. Formerly known as "Seoul Design Olympiad", the third annual event to promote harmony among citizens through design will open under the theme of "Design for All", featuring 44 events organized in the three categories: Economy, Participation, and Education. Over 200 design teams around...

2010-06-08 06:55:00

SEOUL, South Korea, June 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced that Seoul will receive the United Nations Public Service Awards in a ceremony for the 2010 UNPS Day in Barcelona, Spain, on June 23 for its two programs-"Women Friendly City Project" and "Hope-Plus Account." The UNPSA is the prize with the most authority in the field of public service. It is the second time for Seoul to win the first prize in the category of "improving transparency,...

2010-05-12 23:53:00

SEOUL, South Korea, May 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Seoul Metropolitan Government has recently announced a set of plans to support the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit scheduled for November in the city and launched, in full scale, preparations for the meeting. To host the Summit is an epoch-making event in Korea's diplomatic history. As chair nation of the group of major economies in the world, Korea will not only set agenda for the meeting but also lead the members in finding solutions to...

2010-04-20 07:48:00

HONG KONG, April 20 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Galaxy Entertainment Group ("GEG" or "the Group") (HKSE stock code: 027) today reported record results for the three and twelve month periods ending 31 December 2009. 2009 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Highlights GEG: -- Fifth consecutive quarter of EBITDA growth -- Full Year Group EBITDA of $1.12 billion more than doubled the previous year -- Fourth Quarter Group EBITDA of $334 million up 20% quarter on...

2010-04-01 08:00:00

CHANGSHU, China, Apr. 1 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Sutor Technology Group Limited (the "Company", "Sutor") (Nasdaq: SUTR), a leading China-based manufacturer and distributor of high-end fine finished steel products and welded steel pipes used by a variety of down-stream applications, today announced that it will hold its annual meeting of shareholders at 9:00 AM (Beijing Time) on April 7, 2010 in Changshu, Jiangsu Province, China at the following address: No.8 Huaye Road,...

2010-03-16 06:19:00

SEOUL, South Korea, March 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A wirelessly charged electric vehicle went into service March 9 at the Seoul Grand Park in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province. Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology President Suh Nam-pyo attended a ceremony unveiling the vehicle held at the Park. Known as on-line electric vehicle (OLEV), the vehicle powered by electricity from an electrical charging strip planted about 5cm under the road surface, is in...

2010-02-22 02:39:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The World Design Cities Summit will be held on February 23-24 in Seoul. Mayors, deputy mayors and other leading officials from 32 cities around the world will gather at the international conference to discuss design as the key to city competitiveness in the 21st century. This summit marks the first official international event held in Seoul since the city was selected as the World Design Capital 2010 by the International Council of...

2010-02-02 05:19:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- A floating platform made with steel-frame blocks to serve as the buoyant foundation for the world's first artificial floating island will be launched in the Hangang river, the landmark river that runs through Seoul from east to west, flowing to the West Sea. The launch will take place on February 6 at river terrace near the southern end of the Dongjak Bridge where the platform has been assembled. After the launch, the upper section of...

2010-01-13 09:00:00

DONGBANG TOWN, China, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Sutor Technology Group Limited (the "Company", "Sutor") (Nasdaq: SUTR), a leading private manufacturer of fine finished steel products used by steel fabricators and other applications, today announced that it will hold its 3rd Annual Southern China Distributor Conference at Sutor's headquarters in Changshu, Jiangsu province from January 15-17, 2010. More than 100 distributors from Pearl River Delta Region, regarded as the...