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Latest release designed to enable and accelerate digital experience BOSTON-Tuesday 26 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Quadient, the award-winning leader in Customer Communications Management (CCM), announced the general availability of its newest release, Quadient Inspire R12, which includes the new Digital Advantage Suite. The updated version of Quadient Inspire is designed to give customers and partners greater control over the systems and processes used to drive consistent communications across all channels with an emphasis on digital experiences. With Inspire R12, users design omni-channel communications in days rather than months with a simple, modern and comprehensive platform. The solution makes it possible to change designs and test for all channels in minutes, with fully integrated tracking and approval processes built in. Additionally, R12 integrates all parts of the communications process from linking journey maps to communications, postal ... Read more »
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AT&T, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, KDDI, LG Uplus, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telia, Turkcell, Vodafone Group and Zain Agree to Adopt GSMA IoT Security Guidelines LONDON-Wednesday 27 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced that global mobile operators including AT&T, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, KDDI, LG Uplus, Orange, Telefónica, Telenor Group, Telia, Turkcell, Vodafone Group and Zain have committed to adopt and implement the GSMA IoT Security Guidelines. The guidelines outline best practice and recommendations for Internet of Things (IoT) security for the entire IoT ecosystem and set out a comprehensive security assessment scheme to help ensure IoT services are protected against IoT security risks. There will be reach 3.1 billion IoT connections by 2025, according to GSMA Intelligence. “For the IoT to flourish, the industry needs an aligned and consistent appr ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 26 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) today issued a call for entries for the 2018 MEPRA Awards, the communications industry’s most prestigious event, which celebrates and recognises the most creative and impactful practitioners in the Middle East. This year marks the 10th edition of the ceremony, which is open to all Middle East based agencies, corporates, government organisations and non-profits working in the communications profession. Winners will be announced during a gala event in Dubai on Wednesday 21 November 2018. For the first time, the MEPRA Awards will be preluded by a series of industry events, including a creative communications congress, PR measurement summit and training workshops. The three-day festival will provide practitioners from across the region the chance to learn, share knowledge and celebrate the best through one event in Dubai. This year’s Awards will provide more chances to be ... Read more »
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WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.-Wednesday 27 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] 22nd Century strategically expands its proprietary lines of VLN™ tobaccos (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE American: XXII), a plant biotechnology company that is a leader in tobacco harm reduction and Very Low Nicotine tobacco, announced today that the Company has exclusively licensed from North Carolina State University (NCSU) several flue-cured and burley tobacco plant lines that grow with Very Low Nicotine levels. These new plants contain no foreign genetic material (non-GMO) and will compliment 22nd Century’s existing Very Low Nicotine plant technologies. The new, non-GMO, Very Low Nicotine tobacco plant lines are immediately commercially viable as they are the result of multiple generations of plantings that have yielded stable, true-breeding crop lines of Very Low Nicotine flue-cured and burley tobacco plants. The addition of these non-GMO tobacco varieties represents a significant advancement for 22 ... Read more »
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KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan-Tuesday 26 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FCF Fishery Company (FCF) and the Western Pacific Sustainable Tuna Alliance announced today that the Western and Central Pacific skipjack and yellowfin free school purse seine fishery has been granted Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Standard for Sustainable Fishing certification. The certification decision was determined by third party certifier, SCS Global. Free school fishing is considerably more sustainable than traditional fishing practices, resulting in less bycatch and thereby substantially reducing the impact on endangered species. “We have chosen to pursue MSC certification to contribute to the growing demand, expectation and responsibility towards sustainable management of our fisheries to provide sustainably sourced tuna from the Pacific, which provides 50% of the world’s skipjack tuna supply,” said FCF Fishery president Max Chou. MSC is recognized as one of the world’s most rigorous and credible, s ... Read more »
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Supreme Court Decision Reinforces American Express’ Differentiated Business Model and Supports Consumer Choice NEW YORK-Tuesday 26 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- American Express (NYSE:AXP) issued the following statement today from Chairman and CEO Stephen J. Squeri regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit: “The Court’s decision is a major victory for consumers and for American Express. “This was a long battle, but well worth the fight because important issues were at stake: consumer choice, fair market competition, and the ability to deliver innovative products and services to our customers, both consumers and merchants. “As the Supreme Court stated today, ‘…Amex’s business model has stimulated competitive innovations in the credit-card market, increasing the volume of transactions and improving the quality of the services.’ “Since this case started eight years ago, we have significantly expanded the network of mer ... Read more »
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SYDNEY-Wednesday 27 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- From 1 July 2018, online retailers must start collecting Goods and Services Tax (GST) on goods sold to consumers in Australia valued at A$1,000 or less. This applies to international retailers if they have a GST turnover of A$75,000 or more in a 12-month period. A simplified system is available for businesses to register, lodge and pay Australian GST. Retailers using this system will only need to report Total Taxable Sales and GST, and pay once each quarter. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will continue to offer full support to help retailers that are taking reasonable steps to comply. ATO Assistant Commissioner Kate Roff said this includes helping retailers navigate the collection and remittance process. “Any businesses that are having difficulty meeting their obligations should contact the ATO as soon as possible,” Ms. Roff said. “Businesses that do the right thing and register for GST can be assured that we wil ... Read more »
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MANAMA, Bahrain-Tuesday 26 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Red Wing Shoe Company announced the opening of its first Red Wing Store in Bahrain, located in Sitra, block 606, on the main Highway. Red Wing has been a committed member of the Middle East energy industry for 50 years as a leading provider of safety footwear and personal protective equipment (PPE). This retail expansion brings Red Wing’s customized shopping experience to Bahrain and increases its ability to provide its customers with absolute protection, comfort and durability worldwide. In the Bahrain Red Wing Store, customers will find Red Wing’s full head-to-toe personal PPE offering including purpose-built footwear that meets or exceeds safety standards such as EN ISO and ASTM, flame resistant work wear, safety glasses, gloves and other PPE accessories. “Over the last five decades, Red Wing Shoe Company has grown to become a top provider of head-to-toe solutions for the Middle East energy industry,” s ... Read more »
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UAE to lead the way into Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine “ReGen at Emirates Hospital” will be the first in the UAE to offer specialty regenerative services Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 26 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Emirates Hospital Jumeriah, an Emirates Healthcare Company, announced they have partnered with ReGen Medical Management Dubai to officially launch “ReGen At Emirates Hospital”, a new stem cell and regenerative medical center on 25th June 2018. Emirates Hospital Jumeriah is the first to receive approval from the Dubai Health Authority and will be the first, through its partnership with ReGen Medical Management Dubai, to offer a range of specialty regenerative services in the UAE region. The launch ceremony was graced by a number of top-profile health experts and VIPs including, HE Faris Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the General Authority of Ports, Borders & Free Zone Security, Rashid Khalaf Al Habtoor, CEO and President of Al Habtoor Trading Enterprises L.L.C, ... Read more »
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Bodrum, Turkey-Tuesday 26 June 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] From the next chapter in the growing EDITION legacy comes Ian Schrager’s latest visionary concept: The Bodrum EDITION. Schrager, in partnership with Marriott International, acts to redefine the contemporary luxury hotel experience with his expanding global influence. Bringing a new energy to the Bodrum EDITION, Schrager is responsible the concept, programming and creative direction of The Bodrum EDITION, an Aegean utopia within the Yalikavak bay. Born for the world stage, the hotel is a natural Amphitheatre acting as a venue for 21st century recreation, socializing, and networking with an unparalleled vista overlooking the azure waters of the Turkish Riviera. In keeping with the EDITION philosophy, The Bodrum EDITION will redefine the hotel landscape in Bodrum bringing a new lease on outdated luxury by balancing sophisticated design and personalized, attentive service with one-of-a-kind food, beverage and entertainment offerings refl ... Read more »
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