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DURBAN, South Africa -Thursday, July 13th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- “Today we have lost a giant, an HIV-struggle legend and a fierce advocate of women’s rights and access to HIV treatment,” says Larissa Klazinga, Regional Policy and Advocacy Manager: Southern Africa · AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), paying tribute to the sudden passing of Positive Women’s Network Director, Prudence Mabele on Monday, 10 July. “Prudence, a long-time friend and partner of AHF (in fact, as recently as mid-June she was marching with us at the SA AIDS conference in Durban), was a groundbreaker in South Africa when she became one of the first black women to publicly reveal her HIV-positive status in 1992,” Klazinga says. “Prudence was an important voice for all women, but especially women living with HIV,” adds Hilary Thulare, Country Programme Director, AHF South Africa. “Her passing is a terrible loss.” Mabele was one of the founders of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) “and one of the ... Read more »
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- Murex’s MX.3 platform to provide valuation, margining and trade processing services for all bilateral trades processed by LCH SwapAgent - PARIS-Wednesday, July 12th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Murex, a global leader in trading, risk management and processing solutions, announces that LCH SwapAgent has selected its MX.3 capital markets platform. This new service for the non-cleared derivatives market will use Murex technology for trade processing, valuation, margining and member reporting. In response to the implementation of bilateral margin rules for non-cleared OTC Derivatives, LCH SwapAgent aims to improve efficiencies in the bilateral OTC market by eliminating disputes when establishing the value of a trade. Rather than each bank using internal models to compute trade valuation and margins, they post the trade in LCH SwapAgent and use the valuation models of a shared analytics platform, Murex, to receive a common valuation, sensitivities and margin. LCH SwapAgent uses ... Read more »
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Achieves high speed data input and output, low power consumption, large capacity TOKYO -Wednesday, July 12th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Memory Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, today announced development of the world’s first[1] BiCS FLASH™ three-dimensional (3D) flash memory[2] utilizing Through Silicon Via (TSV)[3] technology with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology. Shipments of prototypes for development purposes started in June, and product samples are scheduled for release in the second half of 2017. The prototype of this groundbreaking device will be showcased at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, United States, from August 7-10. Devices fabricated with TSV technology have vertical electrodes and vias that pass through silicon dies to provide connections, an architecture that realizes high speed data input and output while reducing power consumption. Real-world performance has been proven previously, ... Read more »
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Reducing Excessive Mobile Sector-Specific Taxation Would Promote Connectivity, Economic Growth, Investment and Fiscal Stability in The Region DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania-Tuesday, July 11th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced findings from its latest report, ‘Taxing Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion’. The report provides an overview of the tax and fee regime applied to mobile services and its impact on affordability and investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. It explores how mobile sector taxation can raise the affordability barrier in the region, undermining digital inclusion efforts. It also discusses how uncertain and complex taxation regimes affect operators’ ability to invest in infrastructure rollout. “Mobile connectivity is a critical enabler of economic and social development but in many countries, particularly developing countries, the mobile sector is over-taxed relative to its e ... Read more »
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MUNICH & ARLINGTON, Va.-Dimanche 16 Juillet 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Fluence combine une vaste expertise technologique, une expérience unique du marché du stockage d'énergie et la dimension mondiale de Siemens et d'AES pour offrir à ce secteur en évolution rapide des systèmes éprouvés et à coûts très compétitifs de stockage d'énergie. Fluence gèrera les plateformes de stockage d'énergie Advancion et Siestorage et continuera à développer de nouvelles solutions et services de stockage qui concerneront des clients localisés dans plus de 60 pays. La transaction devrait être finalisée au quatrième trimestre 2017 après approbation des autorités réglementaires. (BUSINESS WIRE)--Siemens AG (ci-après "Siemens) et AES Corporation (NYSE: AES, ci-après "AES") ont annoncé aujourd'hui avoir convenu d'un accord pour former une nouvelle société internationale de technologie et de services de stockage d'énergie dénommée Fluence. Cette co-entreprise associera les dix années d'expérience d'AES dans le d ... Read more »
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IRVINE, Calif. -Friday, July 14th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) brought together over 100 medical care providers, hospital administrators, and patient safety experts and advocates to discuss ongoing challenges and refine patient safety solutions at its fifth annual Midyear Planning Meeting. The day-long, invitation-only “working meeting” was co-convened with Inova Heart & Vascular Institute at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Falls Church, Virginia. Jade Perdue, Senior Policy Analyst at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, presented the meeting’s keynote, explaining the importance of Patient and Family Engagement and the role it plays throughout the Partnerships for Patients (PFP) campaign. To date, PFP has engaged thousands of hospitals in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Other speakers addressed the need for increased transparency, communication and optimal resolution (CANDOR), the importance of “Influence” an ... Read more »
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MUNICH & ARLINGTON, Va -Thursday, July 13th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Fluence combines the extensive technology expertise, unique energy storage market experience, and global reach of Siemens and AES to offer proven and cost-competitive energy storage systems for a rapidly transforming sector. Fluence will deliver the Advancion and Siestorage energy storage platforms and will continue to develop new storage solutions and services, reaching customers in over 160 countries. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2017 following regulatory approvals. (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Siemens AG (“Siemens”) and The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES, “AES”) announced today their agreement to form a new global energy storage technology and services company under the name Fluence. The joint venture will bring together AES’ ten years of industry-defining experience deploying energy storage in seven countries with over a century of Siemens’ energy technology leadership and its glob ... Read more »
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● First major contract for the new global CFB company ● Underlines SFW’s experience on recycled wood fired units ● With this new unit, Västerås city will reach its environmental goals and will deliver a sustainable form of heating to its customers ESPOO, Finland-Wednesday, July 12th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sumitomo SHI FW announces today that it has been awarded a contract by Mälarenergie AB for design, supply and assembly of a circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) steam generator for Mälarenergie’s heat and power plant, in Västerås, Sweden. Under the contract Sumitomo SHI FW will deliver the 152 MW thermal CFB unit with auxiliary equipment including assembly and commissioning. The new Block 7 will be built adjacent to the existing plant. Once ready for commercial operation in 2020, the older parts of the power plant will be phased out enabling Mälarenergie’s goal of coal and oil free district heating and electricity production. Jaakko Riiali, President, Sumitomo SHI F ... Read more »
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