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LONDON-Monday, April 23rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announces it has won an open tender with the Home Office, acting through Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO), for the production of the next generation of British passports and associated services. Gemalto, an international security company with substantial operations in the UK, won the contract following a rigorous competitive process which rated each bidder against strict requirements that included security capabilities, processes, technical quality and the value for money for the taxpayer. The contract is for 11.5 years, including 10 years of production and issuance services. British citizens will soon carry one of the most technically advanced passports in the world thanks to a combination of high-end security features. For the first time, the British passport’s data page (also known as the biographical data page) will be made from polycarbonate instead of paper ... Read more »
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Students across the world are encouraged to apply for the scholarship program before April 30 ENGLEWOOD, Colo.-Sunday, April 22nd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Western Union Foundation is now accepting applications for its WU Scholars Program* for the second year in a row. This global scholarship program is focused on supporting students around the world who are pursuing a post-secondary education in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), business and entrepreneurship. “Education opens the door to economic opportunity,” said Jacqueline Molnar, Western Union Foundation Board Chair. “The Western Union Foundation is committed to helping people all over the world gain access to job-focused education, which in turn can translate into better careers and better pay.” Students are selected as WU Scholars based on their accomplishments and personal goals related to the program’s three pillars: perseverance, aspiration, and community. Students receive ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, April 23rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Bahrain based Invita Claims Management Company (Invita Claims) has signed a contract with global insurance IT solutions provider Beyontec to implement the Beyontec Suite, a core system that can automate the processes and transactions necessary to administer faster third-party claims services in the country. Invita Claims is a CBB licensed Third Party Administrator (TPA) that will offer motor claims administration services to insurers in Bahrain. Using Beyontec’s fully developed, totally integrated and highly configurable, real-time claims administration system, Invita Claims aims to automate and streamline the TPA claims management process, reducing the turnaround time while improving service to customers. Insurance companies working with Invita Claims can now benefit from accelerated cash flow, and reduced costs associated with managing TPA claims. Mr. Vivek Sethia, Co-Founder and Director, Beyontec said “We are p ... Read more »
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HANNOVER, Germany-Monday, April 23rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With new investors and management, the former ACTA/Heliocentris Italy changed the name to Enapter, and is showcasing innovations to the existing product line. Enapter offers electrolyser systems in the range of 250L to 1000L/h. Enapter stacks are small, flexible, modular. The electrolysers are scalable and enable cost effective systems of up to 48kW. They produce clean and dry hydrogen, directly compressed to 35 bar. The electrolyser can be powered from any source. Enapter is also demonstrating existing international use-cases where on-site hydrogen production is realized; such as back-up power for off-grid houses, telecom towers, production and laboratory use. At the Hannover Fair, Enapter continues to showcase its Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) Technology. AEM operates in a non-corrosive, slightly alkaline environment, where no noble metals are required to achieve a good lifetime. This unique technology co ... Read more »
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OSLO, Norway-Thursday, April 19th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nel ASA (Nel, OSE: NEL) has received a USD 5.5 million purchase order from Nikola Motor Company (Nikola), as part of the previously announced hydrogen stations. “We are very proud to announce that we have received an additional order from Nikola related to the electrolyzer and fueling solution for their prototype trucks. The order marks a strengthening of our partnership and is a recognition of the level of competence our team and hydrogen solutions can offer. We look forward to supplying the demo stations, which will lay the groundwork for the world’s largest, most efficient network of low-cost hydrogen production and fueling sites,” says Jon André Løkke, Chief Executive Officer of Nel. On November 15, 2017, Nikola and Nel announced the exclusive partnership and a purchase order for two so-called demo hydrogen refueling stations for Nikola's fleet of prototype hydrogen trucks. The partnership aims at developing ... Read more »
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One Millionth Engine Leaves Factory DULUTH, Ga.-Thursday, April 19th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, is celebrating the 75th anniversary of AGCO Power this year. AGCO Power is AGCO’s global engine brand known for top performance and durability. “AGCO´s engine business, known today as AGCO Power, has delivered industry leading engines and power generation solutions for 75 years," said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO Corporation. “We are proud to celebrate this great heritage and to announce that the one millionth AGCO Power engine was produced at our factory in Linnavuori, Nokia, Finland.” More than 70% of AGCO products run with an AGCO Power engine. AGCO Power has been pioneering the development of emission reduction technologies and was first to launch SCR technology in agricultural machinery back in 2008. Today, its engines meet and ... Read more »
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SHANGHAI-Monday, April 23rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- With an exhibition area of over 200,000 square meters this year, Bakery China 2018, to be held on May 9-12, has attracted more than 2,100 exhibitors from all over the world. As an important indicator of China’s robust growth on bakery, Bakery China ( was launched 21 years ago and has developed into the world’s largest exhibition in this area. As the organisers of this high-profile and impactful event, China Association of Bakery & Confectionery Industry (CABCI) and Bakery China Exhibitions Co., Ltd. will welcome more than 140,000 professional visitors from over 110 countries and regions at the Shanghai New International Expo Center for Bakery China 2018, where every participant will truly experience the vibrant prosperity and innovation of China’s bakery industry. China’s bakery industry, which has been experiencing a rapid growth since the end of last century, boasted a 20% average growth rate be ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday, April 23rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Arzan Wealth (DIFC) Limited (‘Arzan Wealth’), a Dubai-based advisory firm regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, is pleased to announce that it has advised on a mezzanine lending opportunity in the United States, as part of the new strategy focusing on investments into debt structures. This second investment utilizes the innovative Real Estate Index Linked Securities (“REILS”) instrument, which is an amortizing mezzanine loan, and has been structured in a Sharia-compliant manner. This second REILS finances the acquisition of a portfolio comprising three multifamily properties (“Portfolio”), consisting of 740 apartments located in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The properties currently have an average occupancy of 93%, and are rented just below market rates. The borrower is a specialist multifamily asset management company that is providing the equity to acquire the Portfolio, and has previous ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, April 23rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] With double-digit sales growth in 2017, Phoenix Contact has exceeded the two billion euro mark, achieving a turnover of 2.205 billion euro. At the same time, the number of employees increased to 16,500 personnel worldwide. "Our growth is sustainable. We have more than tripled our figures over the last 15 years," says CEO Frank Stührenberg. There was strong growth across all world regions and Germany, as the largest single market, headed up the rankings again." Acquisitions also contributed to growth, accounting for one percentage point. Four companies have been taken over in the past year from the field of network control and networking technologies. The investment in IT infrastructure, machines and systems, as well as buildings, amounted to 180 million euro. A highly-automated production building was established in Poland that has already made flexible production on a single line possible. In the course of 2018, a ... Read more »
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- Easy Smartphone Searching for Tourist Attractions Accessible from Narita - TOKYO -Thursday, April 19th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- On April 16, 2018, NAA launched a new English-language tourist information website to provide the ever-increasing numbers of overseas visitors to Japan with information on tourist attractions around Japan and how they can be accessed from Narita Airport. The purpose of the website is to enable visitors to experience a comfortable, convenient journey and stimulate inbound tourism demand by familiarizing them with Japan's attractive tourism locations before they depart or when they arrive at Narita Airport. Website Outline Title: Tokyo-Narita Japan Explorer URL: Target Audiences: Overseas residents planning to visit Japan, and overseas visitors using Narita Airport. Multi-lingual Content: In addition to English, starting in July the site will be available in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japa ... Read more »
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Flynn, the award-winning, best-selling author and screenwriter of Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, will be the creator, executive producer and showrunner of Utopia, a new series exclusively for Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories SEATTLE -Friday, April 20th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- (NASDAQ: AMZN)— Amazon Studios announced today that it has greenlit a straight-to-series order for Utopia, a nine-episode series from award-winning Gillian Flynn, the best-selling author and screenwriter of Golden Globe nominated Gone Girl and HBO’s highly anticipated Sharp Objects. Flynn has also inked an overall deal with Amazon Studios across television, marking Utopia as the first project. Utopia will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories. Utopia is based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly. The series is a co-production between Endemol Shine North America and Kudos, an Endemol Shine Group UK production ... Read more »
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HEIDENHEIM, Germany & MUNICH -Friday, April 20th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The technology company Voith and the Munich-based robotics company Franka Emika have entered into a strategic partnership. Part of the strategic partnership is the establishment of a new joint venture called Voith Robotics – A Voith and Franka Emika Company. The company, with headquarters in Munich, is to become a global system supplier for robot-assisted automation in the digital age. Voith Robotics will offer self-teaching lightweight robots made by Franka Emika, along with software solutions, apps, services and process consulting, to customers in various industries and markets throughout the world. As part of the strategic partnership Voith will also have a direct stake in Franka Emika, thus emphasizing the long-term and strategic commitment by the two companies to cooperation. Martin Scherrer, formerly a member of the Board of Management of Voith Paper, will be the new chief executive officer ... Read more »
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Evoluant après 10 années de succès sous le nom de Zayed Future Energy Prize (Prix Zayed pour l’Énergie Future), le premier prix du développement durable des Émirats Arabes Unis fait l'objet d'un recentrage stratégique Abou Dhabi, Émirats Arabes Unis-Lundi 23 Avril 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Le Prix Zayed Future Energy deviendra aujourd'hui le Zayed Sustainability Prize (Prix Zayed pour le Développement Durable) dans le cadre d'une démarche stratégique pour recentrer son mandat. Après dix années de succès dans la promotion des initiatives en matière d'énergie renouvelable à travers le monde, le Prix va maintenant élargir son champ d'action afin d'accroître l'impact humanitaire, en soutenant une gamme plus large de solutions aux défis du développement durable. Commentant la transformation du Prix, Son Excellence Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Ministre d'Etat des Émirats Arabes Unis et Directeur Général du Prix Zayed pour le Développement Durable, a déclaré: « Inspiré par la vision et l'hérita ... Read more »
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Displays digital leadership with pioneering technology across utilities, industry, automation, robotics and sustainable mobility HANNOVER, Germany-Sunday, April 22nd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ABB spotlighted its world-leading Terra HP family of fast chargers for electric vehicles at Hannover Messe, the biggest global industrial trade fair. By operating at powers of up to 350 kilowatts and adding as much as 300 kilometers of range to an electric vehicle in just 12 minutes, the Terra HP family of chargers have made electric cars more appealing for consumers by enabling them to refresh the batteries in about the same time required for filling up a petrol-powered car. Terra HP chargers are being installed around the world, and they have been selected for use by Electrify America, the biggest electric vehicle infrastructure project to date in the United States. ABB, whose broad array of digitally driven technologies for electric-power management are used by utilities and bu ... Read more »
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STANFORD, Californie.-Lundi 23 Avril 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Le 11ème Forum annuel réunit des étudiants, des anciens élèves et des entrepreneurs (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L'Africa Business Forum (Forum des Affaires en Afrique) se tient à l’École Supérieure de Commerce de Stanford (GSB) le samedi 12 Mai pour réunir des dirigeants d'entreprise, des entrepreneurs, des leaders d'opinion, des étudiants et des professeurs, pour discuter des défis actuels dans l'une des régions économiques à plus forte croissance du monde, collaborer pour trouver des solutions potentielles, et traduire les idées en action. Le thème du forum de cette année, organisé par l'Africa Business Club (ABC) dirigé par des étudiants du GSB et soutenu par StanfordSeed, l'Institut Stanford pour l'innovation dans les Economies en Développement, est Connecting the Dots - Africa, the Market of the Present and the Future (l'Afrique, le marché du présent et du future).Le Forum mettra en lumière les nouvelles tendances innovantes des e ... Read more »
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Leading Japanese manufacturer of housing equipment reduces maintenance spend, enabling future innovation plans LAS VEGAS-Thursday, April 19th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rimini Street, Inc., (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced that Corona Corporation, a leading housing equipment provider in Japan, has switched to Rimini Street support for its Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) system. Corona immediately realized savings of 50 percent on vendor annual support fees, and with this new found savings, the company is now planning to invest in strategic areas of the business to increase efficiency and help drive innovation. For example, Corona is assessing IoT technology for advanced problem detection on its manufacturing lines, in addition to enhanced tools for transforming workflow across the organization. Corona has estimated that in ten ... Read more »
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