Public works, Roads
The University of Malaya and VINCI Construction, a French major global player in the construction sector, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in R&D in the field of Capacity Building and Local Talent Development.
The project spanning 3 years will facilitate mutual sharing of best practices and expertise in the area of construction and engineering. These include final year projects for undergraduates, internship and employment opportunities, joint R&D activities, participation in seminars and academic sessions and worksite visits.
According to Michel Oliveres, Director of VINCI Construction Grands Projets Malaysia, their success in Asia goes through the integration into the local economic and social life, in particular by bringing onboard local talents.
Perfumery, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals
Nature has always been regarded as a source of energy and the best supplier of active ingredients for holistic care, vitalization and underlining people’s natural beauty.
VIVANESS in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg is the international trade fair for natural cosmetics and is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016.
VIVANESS is the meeting place for natural cosmetics manufacturers, natural cosmetics buyers, natural cosmetics traders and service providers from the international cosmetics sector.
At VIVANESS you can make new business contacts and experience the variety of natural beauty products in a relaxed atmosphere.
Meet French exhibitors at the France Pavilion at VIVANESS : https://apps.ubifrance.fr/BlogBO/blog/home/default.aspx
Rail and Urban transport
DBKL (Kuala Lumpur City Hall) is looking into providing tram services in the city centre for seamless connectivity and to ease traffic congestion. The SPAD (Public Land Transport Commission) finally launched a call for tender on the 14th of January 2016, in order to undertake a feasibility study on the project. All the companies interested must apply with the certification “Sijil Kementerian Kewangan”, provided by the Finance Department, before the 4th of February 2016.
Decoration, Interior design
MAISON&OBJET Paris : the major event for professionals working in the art of living
MAISON&OBJET is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360°product offering :
Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware… The styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations of global markets.
From 22nd and 26th January 2016 at Paris Nord Villepinte
GuocoLand Ltd has signed a landmark deal with AccorHotels for the management of the Group’s two new hotels at the Tanjong Pagar Centre, Singapore and Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.
The Sofitel Singapore City Centre and the Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara, adds a total of 534 rooms to the AccorHotel’s luxury brand portfolio.
The 222-room Sofitel Singapore City Centre will be part of the upcoming multi-billion dollar Tanjong Pagar Centre, which will redefine mixed-use developments in Singapore.
Meanwhile, the 312-room Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara is also an integral part of a new 8.5 acre integrated development in the upmarket Damansara Heights enclave called Damansara City.
A new MRT station next to the Damansara City development will provide high connectivity to the rest of Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley.
Source : www.bernama.com
The linguistic tourism generates 1 million nights and a turnover of over 115 million Euros every year.
IMMERSION FRANCE launched by Campus France in order to improve the visibility of French offer worldwide is :
- an application for mobiles and tablets which is multilingual, free and easy to access;
- a directory listing the best offers of language centres in France: Qualité Français Langue Étrangère (French as Foreign Language Quality) label, Qualité Unosel (Unosel Quality) label, Office quality contract and institutions member of the Campus France Forum;
- a support to decide which tailor-made stay to choose;
- an interactive map to discover the French regions;
- over 100 promotion pictures and videos;hundreds of stay offers detailing learning of French language and cuisine, tourist travels and trainings
- hundreds of stay offers detailing learning of French language and cuisine, tourist travels and trainings.
At the Consumer Electronics Show, L’Oréal unveiled My UV Patch, the first-ever stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure and help consumers educate themselves about sun protection. The new technology arrives at a time when sun exposure has become a major health issue, with 90% of nonmelanoma skin cancers being associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sun* in addition to attributing to skin pigmentation and photoaging.
To address these growing concerns, L’Oréal Group’s leading dermatological skincare brand, La Roche-Posay, is introducing a first-of-its kind stretchable electronic, My UV Patch. The patch is a transparent adhesive that, unlike the rigid wearables currently on the market, stretches and adheres directly to any area of skin that consumers want to monitor. Measuring approximately one square inch in area and 50 micrometers thick - half the thickness of an average strand of hair - the patch contains photosensitive dyes that factor in the baseline skin tone and change colors when exposed to UV rays to indicate varying levels of sun exposure.
Consumers will be able to take a photo of the patch and upload it to the La Roche-Posay My UV Patch mobile app, which analyzes the varying photosensitive dye squares to determine the amount of UV exposure the wearer has received. The My UV Patch mobile app will be available on both iOS and Android, incorporating Near Field Communications (NFC)-enabled technology into the patch-scanning process for Android. My UV Patch is expected to be made available to consumers later this year.
“Connected technologies have the potential to completely disrupt how we monitor the skin’s exposure to various external factors, including UV,” says Guive Balooch, Global Vice President of L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator. “Previous technologies could only tell users the amount of potential sun exposure they were receiving per hour while wearing a rigid, non-stretchable device. The key was to design a sensor that was thin, comfortable and virtually weightless so people would actually want to wear it. We’re excited to be the first beauty company entering the stretchable electronics field and to explore the many potential applications for this technology within our industry and beyond.”
My UV Patch was developed by L’Oréal’s U.S.-based Technology Incubator, a business division dedicated entirely to technological innovation, alongside MC10, Inc., a leading stretchable electronics company using cutting-edge innovation to create the most intelligent, stretchable systems for biometric healthcare analytics. L’Oréal also worked with PCH who design engineered the sensor. The stretchable, peel-and-stick wearable unites L’Oréal Group’s extensive scientific research on the skin and expertise with UV protection with MC10’s strong technological capabilities in physiological sensing and pattern recognition algorithms to measure skin changes over time, and PCH’s 20-year experience in product development, manufacturing and supply chain.
"With My UV Patch, L’Oréal is taking the lead in developing the next generation of smart skincare technology powered by MC10’s unique, stretchable electronics platform, that truly addresses a consumer need," said Scott Pomerantz, CEO of MC10. "This partnership with L’Oréal marks an exciting new milestone for MC10 and underscores the intersection of tech and beauty and the boundless potential of connected devices within the beauty market."
*Source: Skin Cancer Foundation 2015
“Together with La Roche-Posay dermatologists like myself, we share a mission to help increase sun safe behavior,” added Alysa Herman, MD. “La Roche-Posay recently commissioned a global study in 23 countries, which surveyed 19,000 women and men and found a huge gap in consumer behavior: even though 92% were aware that unprotected sun exposure can cause health problems, only 26% of Americans protect themselves all year round, whatever the season. With the new My UV Patch, for the first time, we are leveraging technology to help incite a true behavioral change through real-time knowledge. ”
Source : www.loreal.com
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