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SHENZHEN, China & BLOOMFIELD, Conn - Monday, December 3rd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cigna & CMC Life Insurance Co., Ltd. ("Cigna & CMC”), a joint venture company between Cigna and a China Merchants Group affiliate, announced today that the company has sold its one millionth policy in force in China. Cigna & CMC has been growing rapidly in the Chinese health and life insurance market since it was established nearly 10 years ago.

Mr. Ma Weihua, chairman of Cigna & CMC said: "This is a key historical milestone in Cigna & CMC’s successful growth story. The achievement reflects the collective focus and commitment of the joint venture team. It also illustrates the power of Cigna & CMC’s shared values and vision enabling the company to leverage resources to drive these results. This milestone will inspire Cigna & CMC to achieve even greater success in the next decade and beyond.”

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ST. JOHN, Jersey, Channel Islands & Madagascar - Monday, December 3rd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- O3b Networks today announced leading Telecom Service Provider Gulfsat Madagascar has signed a long-term capacity deal to provide satellite-delivered high-speed broadband and telephony services across the island nation of Madagascar.

Tapping the unique competitive advantages of O3b’s Medium Earth Orbit satellite fleet, Gulfsat Madagascar can offer residents and businesses on the world’s fourth-largest island a new level of broadband solutions with the speed of fiber and the reach and reliability of satellite. O3b-delivered connectivity empowers communities with unprecedented low latencies (under 150 milliseconds), unlimited, affordable bandwidth and unrivaled operational savings.

The island of Madagascar, off the Southeastern coast of Africa, is served by submarine fiber-optic cables, but Gulfsat sees significant benefits in the affordability and resiliency ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, December 3rd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

eHosting DataFort(eHDF), the region’s leading managed IT services provider and a member of TECOM Investments, has been appointed to host VoiceTrust’s Digital Payment Platform in Dubai to provide 24/7 service availability and facilitate the management of a large volume of transactions on a regional and global level.

VoiceTrust is a global provider of digital payments and voice biometric solutions and technologies operating across the Americas, Europe and South Asia, Middle East and Africa.

The Middle East operation was established in 2009 with Dubai serving as a software development, sales and professional service centre. The company’s disinclination to invest in huge capital and human resources to host its service in the region served as a key influencer to opt for a managed service provider such as eHDF. Additionally, VoiceTrust was looking for an entity that brings the right infrastructure and ... Read more »
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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. - Monday, December 3rd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

PI Server 2012 delivers a step change in performance and scalability, while leveraging system resources better than ever before

vCampus Live! 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OSIsoft, LLC (, provider of the PI System and the leader in real-time data and events infrastructure, today announced the release of PI Server 2012 at vCampus Live! 2012. PI Server 2012 is the highest performance, most reliable, most secure, and most scalable PI Server that OSIsoft has ever released.

"As the world becomes more connected, we see an exponential rise in the amount number of sensors tied to all types of assets,” said John Baier, Director of Product Management at OSIsoft. "These assets are becoming more sophisticated as well, adding many new parameters that drive data stream counts higher. Users need the data to be captured at greater fidelity than ever before, so that they can catch critical events, that he ... Read more »
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TOKYO - Monday, December 3rd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

SEMICON Japan 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ToshibaCorporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that Shozo Saito, Corporate Senior Executive Vice President responsible for Toshiba Group's electronic components business, will make the opening keynote speech at SEMICON Japan 2012, on Wednesday, December 5.

Mr. Saito will address "Toshiba's Semiconductor and Storage Products Strategy, and the Renovation of the Semiconductor Industry in Japan."He will introduce Toshiba’s strategies for total innovation in storage in the coming age of smart communities and, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA), a post he has held since in July this year, propose a business model for revitalizing Japan’s semiconductor industry and winning back a greater share of the world semiconductor market.

Keynote speech at SEMICON Japan

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Doha, Qatar - Monday, December 3rd 2012 [ME NewsWire]

A Qatar University programme which inspires young people in the Gulf state to understand more about the nation’s key natural resource of gas has just launched its 2013 campaign.

As the world’s largest provider of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Qatar’s ongoing development is underpinned by the drive to empower its young people to have the technical skills and abilities to lead the country and shape its future.

As part of its mission to develop local knowledge of the gas industry, Qatar University’s College of Engineering established the Gas Processing Center (GPC), which works closely with the oil and gas industry. A key aspect of its work is engaging school children in Qatar to understand more about natural resources and their uses – working to building an increased interest in the industry and inspire more of them to get involved in research and employment in the field.

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LONDON - Saturday, December 1st 2012

An Independent Commission, initiated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and chaired by The Right Honourable Sir Philip Otton, will hold a hearing in April 2013 in London. The Commission will look into issues and allegations arising out of the Reasoned Decision of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), of 10 October 2012, in relation to Lance Armstrong and the US Postal Service Team. Following this hearing the Commission will provide the UCI with its report and recommendations.

On 26 October 2012 cycling’s governing body, the UCI, decided to establish a fully independent external Commission. The Commission members have been appointed, at the request of the UCI, by the President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), John Coates. The Commission will be chaired by former Court of Appeal Judge, Sir Philip Otton, assisted by House of Lords Peer, Baron ... Read more »
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DOHA, Qatar - Saturday, December 1st 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Middle East may soon overtake other nations and become the global role model in developing sustainable energy, according to an author of a new report released today by the World Energy Council and Oliver Wyman at the COP 18 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar. The World Energy Trilemma is the struggle that governments face in providing energy that is secure, affordable, and environmentally-sound.

A World Energy Council/Oliver Wyman Energy Sustainability Index within the report that ranks 92 countries' energy systems shows that the energy systems of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait lag behind nearly half of those in the rest of the world in terms of their ability to provide sustainable energy.

But it also demonstrates why the Middle East may soon emerge the world’s leader in this area: The region is adopting many of the practical and interconnec ... Read more »
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