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L'Ancien Gouverneur de la Banque Centrale du Kenya, Njuguna Ndung'u, prendra ses fonctions le 1er septembre 2018 NAIROBI, Kenya -Mercredi 2 Mai 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)—Le Conseil d'Administration et la Direction du Consortium pour la Recherche Economique en Afrique (CREA) ont le plaisir d'annoncer la nomination de Njuguna Ndung'u en tant que prochain Directeur Exécutif du CREA à compter du 1er septembre 2018. Le professeur Njuguna Ndung'u est bien connu pour le réseau CREA en tant que formateur et chercheur; ayant occupé le poste de Directeur de la Formation du CREA au cours de la période 2003-2007. Njuguna Ndung'u revient à la famille CREA avec une riche expérience en matière de l’élaboration de politiques, pour porter cette précieuse réussite africaine au prochain niveau d'excellence. Au fil des années, Njuguna Ndung'u a occupé de divers postes académiques, consultatifs et relatifs à l’élaboration des politiques. Njuguna Ndung'u est l'ancien Gouverneur de la Ba ... Read more »
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FLIR Saros Combines Multiple Technologies into a Single Unit to Enable Thermal Adoption in New Commercial Sectors WILSONVILLE, Ore. -Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the Saros™ line of security cameras, its next-generation outdoor security product line that combines multiple traditional perimeter protection technologies into a unified solution. This approach is designed to deliver accurate, actionable alerts and verified alarm data. The FLIR Saros camera line enables commercial businesses to implement state-of-the-art outdoor intrusion detection in a cost-effective manner. Traditional perimeter security systems can require substantial investment, both in infrastructure and in ongoing expenses stemming from false alarms. FLIR Saros not only greatly reduces the cost of initial deployment by minimizing the amount of equipment required, but also reduces false positives with built-in advanced analytics, expanding ... Read more »
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Dr Attia from Emirates Hospital brings back smiles Seeking the help and exceptional skills of Dr Mohamed Attia, who currently operates out of Emirates Hospital, a 16-year-old female patient named Alia (name changed for confidentiality reasons) sought with angulation (twisting) of the knees in both legs sought treatment. The rare condition, called a bilateral valgus deformity, was causing intense pain and distress for the young patient. Fortunately, Dr Attia brought his expert training, knowledge, and experience to life-changing effect. Angulation in the patient’s legs prevented her from living a pain-free life. Her inability to walk normally was caused by a disturbed gait, and the strong pain prevented her from carrying out many routine tasks and activities. The teenager was in desperate need of help to correct the deformity when she sought the assistance of Dr Attia and his orthopaedic team. As a fully-trained orthopaedic surgeon with over twelve years of experience and master’s a ... Read more »
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The decision agriculture pioneer develops enhancements in real-time profit measurement, crop management, and machine learning to create new opportunities for growers and agricultural professionals WINNIPEG, Manitoba-Tuesday, May 1st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Farmers Edge™, a global leader in decision agriculture, today released a comprehensive R&D roadmap outlining its product enhancement and innovation plans through to 2019. On the heels of introducing 19 new tools this year, Farmers Edge aims to release over 90 additional ground-breaking digital agronomic tools to enable data-driven decision making and support high-yield crop production. Leveraging advances in data analytics and machine learning, Farmers Edge has a dedicated and expanding digital agronomy product team responsible for extracting value from data and developing innovative tools that help growers and agricultural professionals overcome obstacles on the farm. Since 2014, Farmers Edge has invested in digi ... Read more »
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LONDON -Tuesday, May 1st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Al Ahleia Insurance Company S.A.K.P. (AAIC) (Kuwait). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains stable. The ratings reflect AAIC’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorises as very strong, as well as its strong operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management (ERM). AAIC’s balance sheet strength is underpinned by risk-adjusted capitalisation, which, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), is considered at the strongest level, and good financial flexibility with the absence of financial leverage. An offsetting factor is the company’s significant holdings of private equity and real estate funds, which exposes its capital base to potential volatility. A.M. Best expects investment risk to remain the main driver of consolidated cap ... Read more »
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LONDON-Tuesday, May 1st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A.M. Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” of Kuwait Reinsurance Company K.S.C.P. (Kuwait Re) (Kuwait). The outlook of these Credit Ratings (ratings) remains stable. The ratings reflect Kuwait Re’s balance sheet strength, which A.M. Best categorises as very strong, as well as its adequate operating performance, neutral business profile and appropriate enterprise risk management. Kuwait Re’s balance sheet strength is underpinned by risk-adjusted capitalisation, which, as measured by Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR), is considered at the strongest level. The company’s balance sheet strength also benefits from prudent reserving practices and good levels of liquidity, as evidenced by a ratio of liquid assets to net technical reserves of 110% at the end of 2017. Capital consumption is driven by underwriting risks, due to high premium retention, and ... Read more »
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• Finalists to be announced in October 2018, winners in October 2019 • Shakri: The Challenge targets mega companies, start-ups and universities Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, May 1st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai opens today, May 1st, 2018, the registration for the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport through the website www.sdchallenge.com. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, had previously unveiled the initiative in collaboration with Khalifa University and NewCities International Organisation. Adel Shakeri, Director of Transportation Systems cum Head of the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport Committee, said, “Registration for the Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport opens today, May 1st 2018. Finalists will be announced in October 2018, and winners will be unveiled in October 2019. The total prize money of the ‘Challenge’ exceeds USD $ ... Read more »
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LONDON -Tuesday, May 1st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- IBC is delighted to announce the first confirmed Keynote speakers for the IBC Conference held at RAI Amsterdam from Thursday 13 to Monday 17 September 2018. IBC is also announcing today the launch of its Global Gamechangers stage, which welcomes the biggest names in business, digital, creative, transformation and news, all future-facing talent making waves around the world. Tim Davie, CEO, BBC Studios, will take the opening IBC Conference Keynote on Thursday 13 September and Jean-Briac ‘JB’ Perrette, President and CEO, Discovery Networks International (DNI), will keynote ahead of the afternoon’s Global Gamechangers stage on the same day. Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer at YouTube, kicks-off the afternoon Conference sessions on Friday 14 September 2018 and his keynote also heralds the start of IBC2018 Exhibition. Alongside this impressive group of keynotes is the inaugural IBC Global Gamechangers stage on Thursday 13 Se ... Read more »
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LONDON-Tuesday, May 1st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Beko is taking on a global mission to help prevent childhood obesity via its Eat Like a Pro initiative and today, the leading home appliances brand is delighted to announce an exciting partnership with UNICEF and existing sponsorship partner, FC Barcelona and it’s Foundation, to raise €1,000,000 for the cause. Beko will not only inspire and raise awareness about the global challenge of obesity in childhood, but has a goal to raise €1,000,000 for UNICEF by encouraging people all over the world to share their healthy eating habits on social media. For each #EatLikeAPro post that appears on Instagram or Twitter, Beko will donate €1 for UNICEF. The donation will help children worldwide through various UNICEF programmes, ultimately striving to prevent child malnutrition, in all its forms, including overweight and obesity in children globally. FC Barcelona and Barça Foundation are joining this campaign not only because two of t ... Read more »
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• Data Presented at Symposium of Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring Builds Upon Study Results Recently Published in WOUNDS, and Underscores KCI’s Unsurpassed Leadership in Digital Health • Company Creates a new Digital Wound Care Franchise, to Commercialize Major Advancements in Wound Care Leveraging Technology and Data to Improve Outcomes SAN ANTONIO-Tuesday, May 1st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- KCI, an Acelity Company, presented study results that demonstrate increased patient therapy usage immediately after patient contact using iOn PROGRESS™ Remote Therapy Monitoring. The oral presentation, presented at the 2018 Symposium of Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) Spring Conference explained that the day following an adherence call, 73.5 percent of patients increased therapy use, with an average increase of 8 hours. Additionally, as adherence increased, the rate of daily change in wound volume reduction also increased. “These results are powerful because we now have evidence that ... Read more »
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Certification includes both laser and electron beam applications DAVIE, Fla.-Tuesday, May 1st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sintavia, LLC, a leading Tier One metal additive manufacturer, announced today that it had achieved National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP) approval for its laser and electron beam powder bed fusion applications. The NADCAP accreditation is the latest quality certification achieved by the company, and resulted from a year-long application process. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180430005436/en/ “As the only Tier One additive manufacturer with NADCAP, AS9100 Rev. D, and ISO 17025 accreditations, we are understandably proud of this major quality achievement,” said Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s President. “Sintavia has long differentiated itself with aerospace OEMs through its vertically aligned aerospace quality system. Our customers know that we ... Read more »
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