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More Than 55 Per Cent of Attendees Held Senior-Level Positions, Including Over 2,400 CEOs SAN FRANCISCO-Sunday, September 17th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today reported that more than 21,000 unique visitors from 110 countries and territories attended the 2017 Mobile World Congress Americas, held September 12-14 in San Francisco. The three-day conference and exhibition attracted executives from the industry’s largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, device makers, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as government delegations. Over 55 per cent of Mobile World Congress Americas attendees held senior-level positions, including more than 2,400 CEOs, and 20 per cent of all attendees were female. Over 300 members of the media and industry analysts attended to report on the event. “We are very pleased with the success of our first Mobile World Congress Americas event,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “The strong level of engag ... Read more »
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Teams from U.S., India and U.K. Move Forward in Competition to Develop Open Source and Scalable Education Software for Children in Developing Countries NEW YORK -Tuesday, September 19th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced the five finalists advancing in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE and awarded each finalist a $1M milestone prize. Revealed at this year’s Social Good Summit held during the United Nations General Assembly week, XPRIZE awarded each finalist for the open source, cutting-edge learning software they have developed for the competition, which challenges innovators around the world to create scalable solutions that will enable children to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months. The five finalist teams will begin field testing their education technology solutions this November in Tanzania. “Universal access to ... Read more »
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Foundation for a Smoke-Free World to be announced in New York City on Wednesday, September 13 at 9:30am EDT NEW YORK -Thursday, September 14th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ushering in a bold, billion-dollar, far-reaching new effort to end smoking across the globe, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World will be formally launched in New York City on September 13 at 9:30am EDT. The Foundation’s founder and president-designate, Dr. Derek Yach, will outline the Foundation’s mission, objectives, and an initial funding commitment of approximately US$80 million annually for 12 years during a speech to the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum at the InterContinental New York Barclay. Additional funding from other sources will be announced at a later date. Dr. Yach will be preceded by Mitch Zeller, director of the US FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, who will speak at 8:45am EDT about the need for a new approach to smoking cessation and harm reduction. Members of the media are invit ... Read more »
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MRC Provides Construction Loan for Completion of 3-Building Mixed-Use Project With 172 Luxury Condominium Units, Located at Former Long Island College Hospital Site NEW YORK -Friday, September 15th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Madison Realty Capital (MRC) announced the closing of a $297 million construction loan for River Park, a 3-building mixed-use development in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn consisting of approximately 325,000 sellable square feet, and including 172 luxury condominium units, 66,900 square feet of community facility space, and 328 parking spaces. MRC, an institutionally-backed real estate investment firm focused on real estate equity and debt investments in the middle markets, provided the loan for the project, currently under development by Fortis Property Group, a repeat MRC borrower, on three adjacent sites that formerly comprised the Long Island College Hospital (LICH) medical campus. “We are very excited to be working with Fortis again on the completion of ... Read more »
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BRUCHSAL, Germany -Friday, September 15th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- CYNORA, a leading provider of highly efficient organic emitter materials for OLEDs, announced today that the two Korean tech giants have decided to support CYNORA on its way to becoming a major player for OLED emitting materials. CYNORA is developing a new type of organic emitting materials for OLED displays based on TADF (Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence) technology. With this technology, CYNORA will be able to commercialize the first high-efficiency blue emitting material on the market, which is the most sought-after material by OLED display makers. High-performance blue materials will enable a significant reduction of power consumption and allow higher display resolution. LG Display and Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (“Samsung Ventures”) have decided to invest €25 million in a Series-B round to support the German company in the development of a portfolio of organic emitting materials f ... Read more »
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates-Saturday, September 16th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) has this week announced that its Bachelor of Science in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering has been granted accreditation by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC). The prestigious Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, or ABET, is the leading accrediting body for post-secondary academic programs in ‘applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology’, and this latest accreditation recognizes the quality of the AURAK program. This welcome news follows from a site visit which took place in October 2016, in which a three-person team visited the university’s campus in Ras Al Khaimah, and now means that three programs within the School of Engineering are accredited by ABET: its Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering, and the Bachelor of Science ... Read more »
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LONDON -Friday, September 19th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Palmarium, through their subsidiary VIEO B.V. today announces the acquisition of Lebara Group B.V. and the Lebara Trademark Companies. Since its inception in 2001, Lebara is recognised as one of the fastest growing pan-European mobile companies. As the value brand for the world’s travelers, students and migrant community, Lebara offers inclusive and accessible products and services. Through its 275 thousand outlets, Lebara has a unique reach to its growing customer base of over 3.5 million. Lebara’s culture is driven by innovation and business successes and has a diverse workforce and best-in-class customer service with numerous industry awards. Palmarium gives Lebara strong backing and expertise to grow and drive the digitalisation of the business. The founders of Lebara are leaving the company. The new leadership team is led by Graeme Oxby as CEO. Graeme Oxby is a highly experienced CEO for innovative telecom ... Read more »
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ZURICH-Thursday, September 14th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- YuMi, the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm robot, made its debut at the opera on Tuesday (Sept. 12) by conducting Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa. YuMi, which is manufactured by Swiss technology pioneer ABB, was invited to the stage by Mr. Bocelli, who performed the famous aria "La Donna è Mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto. YuMi also conducted works of Puccini and Mascagni during its first night at the opera in front of a sold-out Teatro. Among the guests was ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, under whose leadership YuMi was developed. The unique demonstration showed what can happen when advanced robotics meets the arts. Additional material: B-roll and soundbites from the event More information is available on Contacts ABB Media Relations +41 43 317 71 11 Permalink :
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INGELHEIM, Germany-Monday, September 18th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] The CHMP of the EMA has issued a positive opinion for an update of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) for Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) The CHMP recommends to include data showing that catheter ablation can be conducted in patients on 150 mg twice daily Pradaxa®, without interrupting Pradaxa® treatment In RE-CIRCUIT®, uninterrupted Pradaxa® showed less major bleeding than warfarin in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing catheter ablation (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion for an update to the European Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) of Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The CHMP recommends to include recent RE-CIRCUIT® data, which showed lower rates of major bleeding for uninterrupted Pradaxa® 150 mg twice daily compared to wa ... Read more »
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The certification further cements the UAE as a global healthcare destination Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Monday, September 18th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] Emirates Rehab and Homecare Centre, an advanced and comprehensive rehabilitation centre under Emirates Hospitals Group and owned by KBBO Group, has received the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) international accreditation. The CARF is the highest level of achievement for excellence for inpatient rehabilitation. Dedicated to long-term recovery, comprehensive, convalescent and geriatric rehabilitation programmes and home health services nationwide in the UAE, Emirates Rehab and Homecare Centre is the first-of-its-kind healthcare provider in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The CARF is an independent, non-for-profit international organisation which applies standards developed by a set of qualified experts focusing on the development of quality rehabilitation services provided to patients. Commenting on r ... Read more »
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To provide a world-class experience and the highest level of care Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali, Emirati national, has been appointed as the new chief executive Sharjah, United Arab Emirates-Monday, September 18th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ] University Hospital Sharjah (UHS), the leading healthcare provider in the emirate, has announced the appointment of Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali as its new CEO effective immediately. Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali will be responsible for overall control, strategic direction, operational planning and management of the hospital with immediate effect, a statement said. HE Abdulla Ali Al Mahyan, Chairman of Board of Trustees for UHS, commented on the appointment: “We are particularly pleased to have Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali at UHS as his expertise in operations and management has made him the ideal CEO to provide a world-class experience and maintain the highest level of care for our patients.” “In a span of a few years, UHS has been positioned among the nation’s foremost healthcare in ... Read more »
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