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Add ‘Golden Age of Hollywood’ Glamour to Thrilling Events at Studio City

Add ‘Golden Age of Hollywood’ Glamour to Thrilling Events at Studio City


Iconic Golden Reel Gets Ready to Roll

Macau - June 25, 2015 - Melco Crown Entertainment Limited (SEHK: 6883; Nasdaq: MPEL) (“Melco Crown Entertainment”, “MCE” or the “Company”), a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment resort facilities in Asia, proudly unveils the epic movie-inspired Golden Reel Ferris wheel as the iconic centerpiece attraction of the Company’s soon to open US$3.2billion Studio City complex in Macau.

Towering at 130 meters in Cotai, the Golden Reel is majestically located at the center-point between the resort’s twin “Art Deco meets Gotham City” hotel towers, and will offer visitors a thrilling ride experience unique to Studio City.

As envisioned by Mr. Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment, the Golden Reel was formed in traditional Hollywood blockbuster movie fashion when not one, but two flaming asteroids crashed through the building façade in tandem to create an almost perfect figure-8 form.

From the moment of arrival at the ride’s level 3 entry lobby, guests are treated to a fantasy journey they will never forget. Blending the romance of the “Golden Age of Travel” with Melco Crown Entertainment’s unprecedented ability to provide world- class entertainment experiences, the Golden Reel showcases the Company’s commitment to leading the market with unique and industry redefining attractions.

Like the best-paced movie scripts, the next big “reveal” for guests is the Industrial Revolution themed loading platform, 23 floors above the ground floor. There are 17 “Steampunk”-themed cabins, each comfortably accommodating up to 10 people on the 15+ minute, jaw-dropping journey around the uniquely-shaped figure-8 track. The “never-been-done-before” attraction was designed and engineered by a world-class team lead by Liechtenstein-based Intamin Amusement Rides Int. Corp., world- renowned for highly-innovative amusement rides.

Every aspect of the Golden Reel is currently undergoing rigorous mechanical testing following the final installation of passenger cabins earlier this month.

The Golden Reel represents just one of the stunning world-class non-gaming entertainment offerings to thrill visitors at Studio City, which is set to open later this year. The new integrated leisure destination resort will deliver non-stop entertainment including an action-packed “flying theater” motion ride, Batman Dark Flight; a 40,000- square-foot family entertainment center, Warner Bros. Fun Zone, featuring world- renowned characters from Warner Bros.’ DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera Productions and Looney-Tunes entertainment franchises; The House of Magic, featuring an

incredible live magical experience showcasing the world’s greatest magicians; Pacha Macau, bringing Ibiza-style nightlife to Macau for the very first time; and a 5,000-seat multi-purpose entertainment center, Studio City Event Center, hosting exciting live concerts, theatrical and top sports offerings in addition to award shows and other special showcase events.

Electrifying entertainment will be combined with an exciting array of accommodation, regional and international dining experiences and designer brand shopping in the

‘immersive’ retail entertainment environment at The Boulevard at Studio City.

Mr. Lawrence Ho, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment said, “World-class entertainment experiences are the key feature of our leisure destination offerings at Studio City. The Golden Reel is a 'world’s first’ technological innovation that reinvents the gondola-ride and Ferris wheel experience for our visitors.

"As a new iconic landmark in Macau, the Golden Reel is a totally unique entertainment offering to Asia, and indeed the world, and we continue to deliver on our commitment to expanding the non-gaming leisure and entertainment offerings available in Macau, as a continuing strategy in supporting its evolution into a highly- diversified and world-leading leisure and tourism destination.”

Studio City is located on Cotai, Macau, close to the Lotus Bridge immigration point which connects with Hengqin Island, and a future station-point for the Macau Light Rapid Transit. This Hollywood-themed studio-concept resort is set to become Asia’s New Entertainment Capital.

For further information on Studio City visit: www.studiocity-macau.com and follow us on Sina Weibo at www.weibo.com/studiocity .

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Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, (i) growth of the gaming market and visitation in Macau and the Philippines, (ii) capital and credit market volatility, (iii) local and global economic conditions, (iv) our anticipated growth strategies, and (v) our future business development, results of operations and financial condition. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “target”, “aim”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “believe”, “potential”, “continue”, “is/are likely to” or other similar expressions. Further information regarding these

and other risks, uncertainties or factors is included in the Company’s filings with the SEC. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

About Melco Crown Entertainment Limited

Melco Crown Entertainment, with its shares listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Stock Exchange”) (SEHK:6883) and its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (NASDAQ: MPEL), is a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia. Melco Crown Entertainment currently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment’s business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company is also developing the planned Studio City (www.studiocity-macau.com), a cinematically-themed integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. In the Philippines, Melco Crown (Philippines) Resorts Corporation’s subsidiary, MCE Leisure (Philippines) Corporation, currently operates and manages City of Dreams Manila (www.cityofdreams.com.ph), a casino, hotel, retail and entertainment integrated resort in the Entertainment City complex in Manila. For more information about Melco Crown Entertainment, please visit www.melco-crown.com.
Melco Crown Entertainment has strong support from both of its major shareholders, Melco International Development Limited (“Melco”) and Crown Resorts Limited (“Crown”). Melco is a listed company on the Stock Exchange and is substantially owned and led by Mr. Lawrence Ho, who is Co-Chairman, an Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Melco Crown Entertainment. Crown is a top-50 company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and led by Chairman Mr. James Packer, who is also Co-Chairman and a Non- executive Director of Melco Crown Entertainment.

About Studio City

Studio City, when it opens, is set to take Macau’s entertainment destination proposition to unprecedented new levels, by providing a 'next generation’ of outstanding entertainment- driven leisure destination experiences that will help the territory’s evolution into a truly international tourism center.
The Hollywood-themed studio-concept resort is a thrilling new cinematic inspired entertainment and leisure destination and is designed to be the most diversified entertainment offering in Macau. Ideally located on Cotai, close to the Lotus Bridge immigration point connecting Hengqin Island and a future station-point for the Macau Light Rapid Transit, Studio City will deliver more world-class entertainment amenities than any integrated resort in the market.
Studio City’s stunning Art-Deco facade includes the “Golden Reel”, the highest Ferris wheel in Asia which straddles the resort’s two-tower hotel at a height of some 130 meters. The integrated resort will provide the ultimate in sophisticated leisure entertainment, hotel, retail, dining and lifestyle experiences.

The resort’s innovative entertainment offerings include “Studio City Event Center”, a 5,000- seat multi-purpose entertainment center designed to host live concerts, theatrical and sporting events; and “Studio 8”, a 300-seat live-audience TV broadcast studio for reality and game-show productions distributed in the Asia region. The entertainment experiences also include a magic theater “The House of Magic” and a Warner Bros. Batman-themed motion ride “Batman Dark Flight”, a 40,000-square-foot family entertainment center “Warner Bros. Fun Zone” for kids filled with Warner Bros.’ and DC Comics’ franchise characters and play- rides, together with “Pacha Macau” which will bring Ibiza-style nightlife to Macau.
Studio City is destined to deliver an unparalleled leisure entertainment and hospitality experience, strengthening the depth and diversity of Macau’s leisure, business and tourism proposition as a leading visitor destination in Asia.
For further information on Studio City visit: www.studiocity-macau.com and follow us on Sina
Weibo at www.weibo.com/studiocity .

For investment community, please contact:

Ross Dunwoody
Vice President, Investor Relations
Tel: +853 8868 7575 or +852 2598 3689
Email: rossdunwoody@melco-crown.com

For media enquiry, please contact:

Maggie Ma
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +853 8868 3767 or +852 3151 3767
Email: maggiema@melco-crown.com

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top 5 photos of beautiful beautiful (did i mention beautiful?) thomas hohler

BLESS THIS BLESS YOU it’s almost 5am this hurts me more than ever

1) https://twitter.com/robby3008/status/596083410701053953 THIS SELFIE everyone is cute but especially him
2) Az and Monte’s stage door photos with him. My faves with my fave. I live for this.
3) http://www.thomashohler.de/Home_files/IMG_0688.jpg ???? Also I’m working on a drawing of this rn, and it’s so difficult, but hopefully worth it
4) http://beyondthemirrortrading.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/0/2/25026946/4430798_orig.png this amuses me more than it should
5) http://thomashohler.tumblr.com/post/118309167215/ amazing

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BofA CFO's exit tied to desire for top job: sources

By Dan Freed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The surprise departure of Bruce Thompson as finance chief of Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC - News) reflected his desire to lead a company, an outcome that seemed unlikely to happen soon if he stayed, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

The bank announced late Wednesday that Thompson, 51, was stepping down after more than five-and-a-half years as chief financial officer, but gave no explanation for the move.

Thompson’s interest in heading a company was at least one reason for his leaving, the sources said: his ambitions ranged beyond managing cost cutting campaigns and fixing a big bank’s books.

Thompson, 51, believed he would have a long wait to be CEO of Bank of America, given that CEO Brian Moynihan is just 55, one of the two sources said. The two sources said they spoke to Thompson. Thompson did not return a call seeking comment.

At other banks, similar stories have played out. JPMorgan Chase & Co’s (NYSE:JPM - News) Jamie Dimon has headed the bank since the end of 2005, and a series of senior executives that were once seen as successors, ranging from Michael Cavanagh to Jes Staley, have left the bank.

Earlier this year Morgan Stanley’s (NYSE:MS - News) CFO Ruth Porat, who had been viewed as a candidate for the top job at the bank, instead became finance chief at Google Inc (NasdaqGS:GOOGL - News).

The Wall Street Journal reported that Thompson’s once close ties with Moynihan had frayed in recent months.

Bank of America has had difficulty with stress tests since they were introduced in 2009. Earlier this year, the Federal Reserve said the bank “exhibited deficiencies in its capital planning process.” It was unclear whether those struggles played a role in Thompson’s departure.


Prior to becoming Bank of America CFO in 2009, Thompson served stints as chief risk officer and head of stock and bond underwriting, among other positions. He was viewed by analysts as a highly competent executive and several of them saw his departure as a negative for the bank.

“(Thompson) was viewed as a strong CFO, a critical member of the management team, and was also regarded as a key face of the company. Losing him is a disappointment,” wrote Morgan Stanley analyst Betsy Graseck, who still retained an overweight rating on Bank of America shares. They fell 1.2 percent to $18.23 on Thursday.

After having paid more than $70 billion to settle legal and regulatory probes and lawsuits stemming from the financial crisis, Bank of America has been struggling to increase revenue.

Thompson’s departure was one of several management changes announced by Moynihan in the Wednesday memo. The bank’s new CFO is Paul Donofrio, who most recently was CFO of the consumer and global wealth management businesses.

David Darnell, who ran the wealth and investment management unit, and previously was a co-chief operating officer, will retire and be replaced by Terry Laughlin, who had held various senior roles at the bank.

Laughlin will now also be responsible for overseeing Bank of America’s critical stress test submission to regulators along with Andrea Smith, a longtime human resources executive who is taking on a new role as Chief Administrative Officer.

Also taking on added responsibilities is Sheri Bronstein, who will take over Smith’s human resources duties.

(Reporting by Dan Freed; Editing by Christian Plumb)

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Na 24 sierpnia zwołano ZWZA. Poza uchwałami dotyczącymi zatwierdzenia sprawozdań i udzielenia absolutoriom, ma być podjęta decyzja o scaleniu akcji w proporcji 16 do 1.
Repsly introduz recursos de idioma em espanhol e português para satisfazer às necessidades do crescente mercado da América Latina

BOSTON, 22 de julho de 2015 /PRNewswire/ – A Repsly, provedora de soluções em nuvem móvel B2B que simplificam a gestão em campo e aumentam a eficácia da equipe no campo, anunciou hoje que a empresa acrescentou espanhol e português às opções de idioma de sua plataforma a fim de satisfazer às crescentes necessidades de equipes de gestão de campo em todo o mundo. Como resultado, os gerentes e equipes de campo vão se beneficiar de melhor comunicação, rastreamento e relatórios mais facilitados, e operações de campo dinamizadas, tudo em seu idioma nativo.

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A Repsly tem experimentado um tremenda progresso no Brasil, México e outros países na região, movido em grande parte pela interface simples de usar da solução com um conjunto de recursos robusto que possui benefícios e aplicações em um amplo espectro de indústrias, desde bens de consumo embalados e mercadorias de terceiros, a alimentos e bebidas, itens médicos, serviços financeiros, cosméticos, entre outros. Com a inclusão desses dois novos idiomas, a Repsly está atendendo às necessidades de sua próspera base de clientes da América Latina, incluindo marcas como PanaTools, Frenosa, e Escuna Servicos.

“A Repsly tem nos ajudado a ter um controle muito melhor da equipe de campo. Temos muitos mais visibilidade do que está acontecendo no POS, e melhores informações para tomar as melhores decisões”, declarou Luis Miguel Gonzalez, diretor da Incomm Mexico.

“Nossa plataforma simples e flexível está ajudando empresas ao redor do mundo a tornar seus funcionários remotos mais produtivos”, declarou Matthew Brogie, diretor de operações da Repsly. “Ganhar visibilidade em atividade de campo, comunicar-se com equipes de campo e gerenciá-las é mais crítico do que nunca para empresas de todos os tamanhos, principalmente em mercados em rápido desenvolvimento como a América Latina.”

A Repsly agora possui oito idiomas em sua plataforma para seus clientes que representam mais de 40 países em todo o mundo. Para saber mais sobre a solução de gestão de atividade de campo disruptiva da Repsly, ou fazer um teste gratuito, acesso o site www.repsly.com.  

Sobre a Repsly
A Repsly, Inc. é uma empresa de software como serviço (SaaS) business-to-business voltada para prover uma solução para simplificar a gestão de atividade de campo. Com clientes em mais de 40 países, a Repsly tem como público-alvo organizações com representantes de campo que visitam clientes estabelecidos em uma base recorrente a fim de realizar atendimento ao cliente e funções de gestão de campo, tais como renovação de pedidos, comercialização de produtos em prateleiras de varejo, marketing em busca de indicações, ou realização de manutenção regular. Implementada por importantes marcas globais, bem como start-ups inovadoras, a Repsly capacita essas organizações a melhorar a eficácia de suas equipes de campo, além de simplificar grandemente a coleta e análise de dados de campo. Como resultado, a solução da Repsly ajuda as organizações a criarem uma conexão próxima entre as operações de campo e suporte. Fundada em 2010, a Repsly está sedeada em Boston. Para mais informações, acesse o site da empresa www.repsly.com.

Contato com a imprensa: Katelyn Holbrook, +1-617-426-2222

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/repsly-introduz-recursos-de-idioma-em-espanhol-e-portugues-para-satisfazer-as-necessidades-do-crescente-mercado-da-america-latina-300116688.html

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UE pretende impor restrições aos opositores de acordo de paz na Líbia

A União Europeia (UE) pretende impor restrições a diversas pessoas que possuem ligação com forças do Estado Islâmico e grupos militantes e que teriam sido contra a implementação de um processo de paz na Líbia.

A chefe de política internacional da UE, Federica Mogherini, confirmou nesta segunda-feira está considerando implementar as medidas. De acordo com diplomatas, o bloco tem como alvo três pessoas - Saleh Badi, Abderrahman Swehli e Abderrauf al-Manai - todos ligados às forças militantes na área de Tripoli. Entre as restrições podem estar incluídas o congelamento de bens e proibição de viagens.

Mogherini não indicou quando a UE deve decidir sobre as sanções e afirmou que o bloco ainda espera ver todos os lados do conflito apoiando a ideia de uma unidade de governo nacional. Ela afirmou que o bloco já disponibilizou mais de 100 milhões de euros para apoiar a economia do país, caso uma unidade de governo nacional seja implementada.

A Líbia está dividida há quase um ano entre um parlamento eleito no lado leste e um governo islâmico apoiado por milícias que controlam a capital do país. Sem uma autoridade central, a Líbia tem registrado um aumento nas atividades extremistas, incluindo ações do grupo Estado Islâmico e de milícias ligadas a Al-Qaeda, além de local central de imigração ilegal e tráfico de pessoas. Fonte: Dow Jones Newswires.

Σε εξέλιξη φωτιά στα Ατζινέικα Κυνουρίας και στην Πάλαιρο
Νέα φωτιά εκδηλώθηκε από άγνωστη μέχρι στιγμής αιτία, λίγο μετά τις 16:00, στα Ατζινέικα, κοντά στον Άη Γιάννη Κυνουρίας.Η φωτιά επεκτάθηκε γρήγορα και κάει δασική έκταση με χαμηλή βλάστηση, ενώ δεν απειλεί κατοικημένες περιοχές. Θεωρείται, ωστόσο, ιδιαίτερα επικίνδυνη γιατί βρίσκεται κοντά στο δάσος του Πάρνωνα.Στο σημείο επιχειρούν δυνάμεις της Πυροσβεστικής, ενώ δύο αεροσκάφη (PZL) Πεζετέλ από το αεροδρόμιο Τρίπολης κάνουν ρίψεις νερού.Την ίδια ώρα σε εξέλιξη βρίσκεται φωτιά που εκδηλώθηκε νωρίτερα το μεσημέρι κοντά στον οικισμό Σκλάβαινα, στην Πάλαιρο Αιτωλοακαρνανίας, καίγοντας αγροτοδασική έκταση.Για την κατάσβεση της φωτιάς επιχειρούν εννέα οχήματα της Πυροσβεστικής υπηρεσίας με 15 άνδρες, ένα πεζοπόρο τμήμα με έξι άτομα, καθώς και δύο υδροφόρα οχήματα του δήμου.Επίσης, στην επιχείρηση της κατάσβεσης συμμετέχουν και δύο πυροσβεστικά αεροπλάνα. Αναδημοσίευση από: newpost.gr