Leading Pharmaceutical Company in Indonesia, PT. Combiphar, Partners With Korn Ferry to Manage Growing Talent Requirements Oct 22, 2014 10:21PM

JAKARTA, Indonesia--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), a single source of leadership and talent consulting services, announced today that it has entered into a new partnership with PT. Combiphar to manage the company’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions.

This partnership signals Combiphar’s ongoing commitment to recruiting best-in-class talent to help grow its operations in Indonesia. Korn Ferry, leveraging advanced recruitment tools and processes, will help provide a consistent solution for finding the right talent to support Combiphar’s long-term strategies. Both firms have a shared vision in providing world-class services that will change and revolutionize the lives of many.

Combiphar is a leading Indonesian health care company focusing on marketing, manufacturing and distribution of more than 150 products nationwide. Established for more than 40 years, its portfolio comprises prescription and OTC (over the counter) products. “In line with our new vision, mission and strategy, Combiphar is fully geared towards exponential growth. We believe that our people are our most valuable assets and are committed to continue touching the lives of our consumers by bringing our quality affordable products to Indonesian families, through our passionate and professional employees,” explained Michael Wanandi, CEO of Combiphar. “We are delighted to be partnering with Korn Ferry in continuing to achieve further growth in Indonesia.”

With this new partnership, Korn Ferry further extends its reach into Indonesia by offering a comprehensive suite of talent management solutions to the region’s largest pharmaceutical company.

“Korn Ferry is gaining strong momentum in Jakarta with organizations like Combiphar that are embracing our firm’s diversified approach to talent management,” said Charles Yong, Senior Client Partner and President Director at Korn Ferry’s Jakarta office. “We are pleased to provide recruitment process outsourcing solutions to Combiphar and look forward to working closely with the company to help them gain a competitive edge and drive growth through talent.”

About Korn Ferry

At Korn Ferry, we design, build, attract and ignite talent. Since our inception, clients have trusted us to help recruit world-class leadership. Today, we are a single source for leadership and talent consulting services to empower businesses and leaders to reach their goals. Our solutions range from executive recruitment and leadership development programs, to enterprise learning, succession planning and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO). Visit http://www.kornferry.com for more information on Korn Ferry, and http://www.kornferryinstitute.com for thought leadership, intellectual property and research.

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Source: Korn Ferry

Get Christmas Discount Coupons For Funny Bobbleheads At WowBobble.com Oct 22, 2014 10:20PM

(PRWEB) October 23, 2014

WowBobble.com, the outstanding innovators of funny bobbleheads, has recently announced its latest designs for clients throughout the world. The good news is that all the company's new items are available at discounted prices, from 10 to 30 percent off. To celebrate the new holiday season, the company is also offering $10 coupons on its website.

"Now, all new and old customers can get Christmas discount coupons (coupon code: 10USDOFF) for our funny bobbleheads. We are excited to launch the big sale at the beginning of this holiday season, and I hope people worldwide like our affordable, high-quality figurines. Along with the low rates, discounted shipping fees are also offered for those who place big orders. If you are planning to buy some special items for your beloved friends and families, please visit our website," the company's development manager says.

The top designers from WowBobble.com are sparing no effort to make more interesting figurines and unique gifts for worldwide clients. They never compromise on designs and product quality. That is why the company's products are always vivid and trendy.

Furthermore, a large proportion of WowBobble.com's items are very hot in the global market. The company promises to provide top quality bobbleheads only. Please note that its special offer will last until December 15, 2014.

About WowBobble.com
WowBobble.com is a professional manufacturer and retailer of interesting bobbleheads. The company is provided worldwide customers with a huge selection of funny items, including wedding bobblehead cake toppers, wedding bobblehead cake toppers, bridesmaid bobbleheads, fully customized bobbleheads and so on. The company wants to offer all kinds of great bobbleheads for new and old clients.

For more details about its new items, customers can visit: http://www.wowbobble.com/discount_coupon.html.

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Whistleblower behind DaVita's record $400 million settlement of charges alleging kickbacks to doctors Oct 22, 2014 10:06PM

DENVER, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A whistleblower lawsuit brought by Phillips & Cohen LLP prompted a federal investigation into the business practices of DaVita Healthcare Partners and has resulted in DaVita paying $400 million to settle civil charges involving kickbacks to doctors.

DaVita's settlement, announced by the US Department of Justice tonight, is apparently the largest one ever that covers solely allegations of kickbacks in the healthcare industry. DaVita will pay $350 million to the federal government to settle the whistleblower lawsuit and other government civil charges and an additional $39 million as a civil forfeiture. DaVita also will pay $11.5 million to settle related state false claims act charges.

The "qui tam" (whistleblower) lawsuit, which DOJ joined, alleged that DaVita --one of the nation's biggest providers of dialysis services -- paid doctors hidden kickbacks as a way to get patient referrals for its dialysis clinics and to reduce or eliminate competition from other dialysis centers.

The complaint says that DaVita rewarded doctors who referred patients to its dialysis centers by:

  1. Selling them shares in existing DaVita dialysis centers for less than fair-market value.
  2. Buying shares in dialysis centers owned by physicians for more than fair-market value.
  3. Giving physicians kickbacks masked as profits from joint ventures.
  4. Paying them to refrain from building competing dialysis centers.

"Our lawsuit alleges that to disguise payments to doctors, DaVita followed the unusual business strategy to 'buy high and sell low,'" said Eric R. Havian, a whistleblower attorney with Phillips & Cohen. "Buying high and selling low – although seemingly illogical -- makes perfect financial sense if a company wants to pay doctors extra money to influence their decisions and doesn't want those payments to be detected."

Phillips & Cohen filed the whistleblower lawsuit on behalf of David Barbetta, a former DaVita employee, in federal district court in Denver in 2009. The lawsuit alleged violations of the False Claims Act, state false claims laws and the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. The lawsuit had been "under seal," meaning it wasn't publicly known, until the court unsealed it late Wednesday afternoon.

Barbetta, a resident of Virginia, worked in DaVita's mergers and acquisitions department. He left the company after growing increasingly concerned about DaVita's financial transactions involving its joint ventures. He then spent nearly 5,000 hours over the next several years poring over detailed financial documents and working with his attorneys and the government to strengthen the case against DaVita.

"I am happy DaVita agreed to end a number of its joint ventures with kidney doctors and agreed not to enter into those types of financial relationships in the future," said Barbetta. "DaVita should exercise its power in ways that improve patient care, not in ways that lock up patient referrals for financial reasons."

Doctors who referred patients to centers they co-owned with DaVita sometimes received returns ranging from 120 percent to 220 percent or more within two years of their initial investment, according to the complaint.

"The law prohibits kickbacks in healthcare so that financial motivations won't influence decisions about patients' treatment," said Jessica T. Moore, a whistleblower attorney with Phillips & Cohen who also worked on the case. "In the dialysis industry, the patients of just a few doctors often account for a significant portion of a center's business, making doctors' referrals extremely valuable. It's important that money doesn't violate the integrity of medical decisions and patient choices."

Total Renal Care, a wholly owned subsidiary of DaVita, also was named as a defendant.

Barbetta and his attorneys thanked the government attorneys and investigators who worked diligently on the case for several years. In particular, they commended Assistant US Attorneys Edwin Winstead, J. Chris Larson and Jaime Pena of the US Attorney's Office in Colorado and DOJ Trial Attorney John Henebery in Washington D.C.

"The success in this case was due to a very effective working relationship between the whistleblower's and the government's teams," said attorney Havian.

The False Claims Act fosters a private-public partnership to fight fraud against the government. The law encourages whistleblowers to file civil lawsuits against companies that are defrauding the government by offering job protections and a reward of 15 percent to 25 percent of the government's civil recovery if the government joins, or intervenes in, the case.

About Phillips & Cohen LLPPhillips & Cohen is the nation's most successful law firm representing whistleblowers, with recoveries for governments totaling $11 billion in civil settlements and criminal fines. It represents whistleblowers in cases under the False Claims Act and claims under the Securities Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and IRS whistleblower reward programs. For more information, see www.phillipsandcohen.com.

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SOURCE Phillips & Cohen LLP

A change in direction and leadership for Port of Call Online, Inc. (POCO) Oct 22, 2014 10:01PM

YUBA CITY, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Port of Call Online, Inc. (POCO) issued the following announcement to shareholders noting the appointments of Mr. Arthur Scott Dockter and Ms. Amy Clemens, and the new direction the Company intends to pursue.

Directors and Officer Appointments

Mr. Arthur Scott Dockter was appointed the Company's President, CEO, CFO, Secretary and Director by Directors Mr. Joseph Shea and Ms. Gertrude Shea effective as of September 24, 2014. Mr. Shea and Ms. Shea subsequently resigned, the resignation of which was not a result of any disagreement with the Company or any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices.

Previously, Mr. Dockter served in a variety of senior executive and directorship positions, most recently as a Director at US Mine Corp., a private company focusing on the development and contract mining of industrial mineral and metal projects throughout North America. Over the course of his 30-year career, Mr. Dockter has been responsible for the development of several large open pit and underground mines in the USA, having worked extensively in the states of Nevada, California, Idaho, and Montana. A seasoned executive, Mr. Dockter has had comprehensive involvement in all aspects of the mining business, including exploration, permitting, mine development, financing, operations, asset acquisitions, and marketing and sales. His experience covers a range of commodities including industrial minerals, gold, silver, copper and other precious metals. Mr. Dockter has over 18-years' experience as an officer and director of public companies, and has broad experience in the debt and equity markets. Mr. Dockter holds a Class A Engineering License and a General Engineering License in the State of California.

Ms. Amy Clemens was appointed the Company's CFO and Director, effective October 27, 2014. Ms. Clemens has over 30 years' experience in corporate finance, budget, internal audit and business management.  Before joining the Company she served as the Chief Operations Officer for OPTEC Solutions, LLC, providing manned and unmanned aerial solutions to the DoD.  She also brings several years' experience working in the petrochemical industry. She served as President of an all-volunteer organization known as the Golden West Aviation Association. Ms. Clemens earned her bachelor's degree in History with a minor in Business and master's degree in History from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Currently, she is working on her degree in Doctoral Management from the University of Phoenix.

New Direction of Company

As a result of the change in management, the Company will no longer pursue its prior business of developing web-based services for boaters but intends to pursue interests in the field of industrial minerals and natural resources. The Company intends to engage in the identification, acquisition, development, mining and full-scale exploitation of industrial and natural mineral properties in the United States as its top priority. The Company's business plan is to define and commercially develop world-class industrial and natural mineral deposits to be sold in the industrial and agricultural market sectors.

"Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the acquisition, exploitation, and commercial development, of industrial minerals and natural resources – markets we believe are a cornerstone of the US and global economies alike," stated Mr. Dockter. "These important resources are found in thousands of products, and in many cases, there is simply no substitute for their valuable properties. They comprise components within products from the simplest drinking glass to the most complicated medications.  Industrial minerals are used in construction, agriculture additives, animal feedstock, ceramics, synthetics, absorbents and electronics as just a small example. We look forward to reporting back to our shareholders as we develop the Company fundamentals to support these important assets."

Safe Harbor

This press release contains statements, which may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Port of Call Online Inc. by members of its management team as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. Important factors currently known to management that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-statements include fluctuation of operating results, the ability to compete successfully and the ability to complete before-mentioned transactions. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes to future operating results.

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SOURCE Port of Call Online, Inc.

Clinked Unveils New Client Portal, File Sharing & Teamwork App Package Oct 22, 2014 10:00PM

(PRWEB UK) 23 October 2014

The basic package is essentially the Clinked Free version, which allows member access for 3 users, will be offered immediately when the trial expires; allowing users to either downgrade to the free version or upgrade to the full version. This is great for start-ups or smaller companies that need to use Clinked for basic file sharing and group collaboration with 3 or less people until their business expands. Once customers upgrade, when they need to collaborate, share files, manage tasks and events, they can utilise the full version's added features and White-label option.

Clinked can be used as a White-label Project Management tool, a Client Portal, a Team Collaboration platform and even, if using the free version, a secure and easy to use Document Management and Business File Sharing system. The possibilities with Clinked are endless, with new developments and features added every few weeks; Clinked is committed to enhancing user experience and confidence in the product for new and existing clients.

The full version of Clinked that users can experience in the 10 day trial will include added features such as a fully comprehensive Audit Trail, an inside file full text search, unlimited groups/projects, 1000GB of storage, file locking, advanced user permissions and the option for organisations to have their own unique domain rather than Clinked's. This will all come with priority telephone and email support. Meanwhile organisations who choose to downgrade after the trial to the the limited version will still have 1GB of storage, access for 3 users and 2 groups, Google Apps integration, the Clinked mobile App, collaborative features, such as group chat and @ mentions and instant Office files viewer, making file management and team collaboration on smaller team projects, simple, secure and convenient. Great for Start-ups, sole traders and businesses that require an initial platform on which to manage projects, communicate and collaborate and share files with one or two internal staff members or external clients.

The full version of Clinked is ideal for SMEs and Enterprise companies as it is all encompassing in terms of the relevant functionality required for a customer and client portal, file sharing and also as a project management software tool, whilst keeping all stakeholders engaged, on board and in the loop. Some smaller businesses may find the limited version with certain file management and group/project restrictions an issue, yet not have the budget at this stage to buy a 10 or 20 user package. Clinked however, always keen to deliver solutions to a wide range of businesses and their collaborative software requirements, has now made things even easier for such businesses by introducing the full version package at a starting licence of 5 users instead of 10, meaning more and more companies can begin enjoying all the benefits of Clinked's full edition. Business users will reap the benefits of increased productivity, better communication; secure file management and a smoother working day by using Clinked's full version.

Clinked is the next-generation Brandable Client Portal & Teamwork app, it reached the semi-finals in Cisco's 2012 BIG Awards, an annual innovation competition rewarding "excellence in innovation and business acumen" for small-and medium sized start-ups in the UK. In 2009, the company won the Red Herring 100 Europe awards, an international award for private technology companies. For more information please the website or email info(at)clinked(dot)com

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