ME NewsWire Latest Press Releases from ME NewsWire Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:28:44 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Panasonic Donates a Total of 1,584 Solar Lanterns to South Africa, Swaziland, and Lesotho <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Since 2012, Panasonic Corporation has been working on the 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, a project that aims to donate a total of 100 thousand solar lanterns to the world&#39;s non-electrified areas by 2018, which is the centennial of Panasonic&#39;s foundation. As part of the effort, the company donated a total of 1,584 solar lanterns for the first time to three nonprofit organizations (NGOs) working in the three countries of the Republic of South Africa, Kingdom of Swaziland, and Kingdom of Lesotho. Today, a donation ceremony was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa.</p> <p>The donation ceremony, held by the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa, was attended by government officials from the Republic of South Africa and Shigeyuki Hiroki, Ambassador of Japan in the Republic of South Africa.</p> <p>Shigeyuki Hiroki said in his speech that &ldquo;We expect to further promote more effective use of donated solar lanterns in these three countries as a promising renewable energy. ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:42:21 +0100 Hilton Appoints Chief Customer Officer <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Hilton (NYSE:HLT) has named Jonathan (Jon) Witter as Chief Customer Officer. In this newly created role, he will oversee the Global Brands, Marketing, Loyalty &amp; Partnerships, IT and Strategy teams.</p> <p>Witter has extensive background in these functional areas, most recently serving as President of Retail and Direct Banking at Capital One Financial Corporation. He will report to Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, and serve as a member of the executive committee.</p> <p>&ldquo;Jon has built an incredibly strong reputation throughout his career for constantly driving innovation, being a deeply strategic thinker and keeping the customer front and center at all times,&rdquo; said Nassetta. &ldquo;He will be integral to ensuring that at every stage of our customers' journey, from the time they start planning a trip to when they arrive back home, we exceed their expectations at every turn. ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:01:50 +0100 Chemtura Increases Prices for Petroleum Additives Products <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Chemtura Corporation (NYSE: CHMT) (EURONEXT: CHMT) has announced today that effective April 1, 2017 or as contracts allow, as a result of the continued escalation of costs it will increase prices globally for the following Petroleum Additives products. This is necessary to sustain Chemtura's ability to provide high quality products, service levels and innovative offerings. Chemtura representatives will be in contact with customers to provide more specific information. ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:36:37 +0100 Hilton Invites the World to Celebrate Earth Hour through #TravelwithPurposeContest <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href=";;esheet=51530139&amp;newsitemid=20170323005365&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Hilton&amp;index=1&amp;md5=1233ab2c4d618bf90d1281de6f3f4ac6" rel="nofollow">Hilton</a> (NYSE: HLT) today announced the launch of a global social media contest celebrating Earth Hour (8:30p.m.-9:30p.m. on March 25) &ndash; the worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).</p> <p>Building on the core theme of Earth Hour &ndash; turning off the lights for an hour to save energy &ndash; contestants are invited to submit a photo and caption showing how they celebrated the event. The grand prize includes travel and accommodation, including a five-night stay at the spectacular <a href="; ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:43:16 +0100 SIAE MICROELETTRONICA Completes IP/MPLS Interoperability Testing <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href=";;esheet=51529723&amp;newsitemid=20170323005108&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=SIAE+MICROELETTRONICA&amp;index=1&amp;md5=443309d701f4a94269ce1fc1100622cf" rel="nofollow">SIAE MICROELETTRONICA</a>, a leading supplier and innovator of licensed microwave and millimeter-wave solutions announced today its successful completion of IP/MPLS interoperability testing and participation in interoperability showcase organized by EANTC this week at MPLS + SDN + NFV World Congress in Paris, France.</p> <p>As part of the EANTC interoperability tests taken place in earlier in February, SIAE MICROELETTRONICA has successfully completed interoperability with 3<sup>rd</sup> party solutions on Bandwidth Notification, Phase/Time Synchronization and Layer3 Microwave MPLS-based services and IP resilience scenarios. ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:50:18 +0100 The Coca-Cola Company Announces Senior Leadership Appointments <p><em><strong>Creates New Chief Growth Officer Role</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Elevates Innovation and Information Technology Functions</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong>Three Senior Functional Leaders Announce Retirements</strong></em></p> <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- The Coca-Cola Company today announced a number of senior leadership appointments to drive its ongoing transformation into a growth-oriented, consumer-centered, total beverage company. Key changes, which will be effective when President and COO James Quincey becomes Chief Executive Officer on May 1, include:</p> <ul> <li>Combining Global Marketing, Customer and Commercial Leadership, and Strategy into one combined function under the leadership of a new <strong>Chief Growth Officer</strong> to drive growth across five strategic beverage categories. ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:04:32 +0100 MICHAEL KORS ACCESS Expands with New Smartwatches, New Apps, New Faces and New Markets <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS), a global luxury fashion brand, is pleased to announce a host of new products and initiatives designed to further the growth and excitement generated by last fall's launch of <strong>MICHAEL KORS ACCESS, </strong>the brand's line of smartwatches and activity trackers.</p> <p>&ldquo;It's clear to me that the future of fashion will combine great design, personal style and innovative technology,&rdquo; says Michael Kors, &ldquo;and the amazing response to MICHAEL KORS ACCESS has confirmed that that future is now. We're thrilled to be able to offer this next generation of smartwatches and hybrids. ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:37:06 +0100 Peter Lik Launches LIK Squared, Gallery-Inspired Wall D&amp;eacute;cor for the Everyday ... <p>(<a href="" rel="nofollow">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)--Award-winning photographer, Peter Lik, is proud to announce the official launch of LIK Squared, a cutting edge, online service that offers stunning imagery of all types to those who wish to complement their interior at an affordable price. After years of producing and printing award-winning photographs from his facilities in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lik has now chosen to use the same, state-of-the-art technology to provide an impressive assortment of hundreds of images that any enthusiast can easily purchase. Creating such an accessible portal to fine art photography is the next step for Lik, who has dedicated his life to sharing the most beautiful visions from around the globe.</p> <p>Already in full operation mode &ndash; heavily trafficked by both dedicated Lik fans and newcomers to the brand &ndash; LIK Squared takes a cue from its name, providing photographs in three available sizes, all of which are perfectly symmetrical in design. ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:19:46 +0100 MAGIX Announces New Free Version of Music Maker <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href=";;esheet=51529230&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=MAGIX&amp;index=1&amp;md5=f509bf2cfeabf0c4ab656ddb1d8531a6" rel="nofollow">MAGIX</a> proudly announces the latest version of <a href=";;esheet=51529230&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Music+Maker&amp;index=2&amp;md5=007c5510f8e67fd090df5ce377e8b58d" rel="nofollow">Music Maker</a>. Having provided the ideal creative workspace for digital music creation on the PC platform for over 20 years, this new version of Music Maker is now absolutely free for everyone. Perfect for musicians just getting started as well as professional musicians, Music Maker provides all the tools needed to record, produce, and share your music. ... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:23:17 +0100 Fenergo to Deliver 200 New Jobs to Support Global Growth <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Fenergo, the leading provider of Client Lifecycle Management software solutions for investment, corporate and private banks, has today announced the creation of 200 new jobs due to rapid global expansion, bringing its total global employee base to 500.</p> <p>The new positions are across many areas of the business - Product Management, Software Engineering, Implementation, Consulting and Marketing. Recruitment will begin immediately with all positions to be filled over the next 12 to 18 months.</p> <p>Speaking at the jobs announcement event held in its global headquarters in Dublin's Docklands, Marc Murphy, CEO, Fenergo, said, &ldquo;I am delighted to announce the creation of 200 new high value jobs. The demand for Fenergo's Client Lifecycle Management technology solutions is global and immediate, driven by regulatory change and banks' desires to be able to comply fully with new and enhanced regulations, whilst achieving operational cost efficiencies and delivering superior client experiences. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:07:38 +0100 Sport 10 and WGP Global Collaborate to Promote Rights of Brazilian Soccer Legend ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <strong>Sport 10 and WGP Global announced today that they have formalised a collaboration agreement to develop and expand the commercial rights of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, &lsquo;Pel&eacute;'.</strong> <strong>Sport 10 has appointed WGP Global to orchestrate the promotion of the rights in key territories including Asia, Russia, GCC and Australasia.</strong></p> <p>In a world of seven billion people where football is the foremost sport, Pel&eacute; stands as the most iconic figure in the &lsquo;beautiful game'. Named &lsquo;Football Player of the Century' by FIFA, Pel&eacute;'s extraordinary career saw him spend nearly two decades at his boyhood club, Santos, lift three World Cups for Brazil and become the all-time leading scorer in the history of the sport, a record unlikely to ever be broken. Having retired from the game in 1977, Pel&eacute; maintains his commitment to sport and to society by fulfilling various roles as a spokesperson, ambassador and philanthropist. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:36:59 +0100 Ascend Performance Materials to Exhibit at VDI Engineering Conference <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">(</span><a href=""><span style="color:#002B42">BUSINESS WIRE</span></a><span style="color:black">)-- Ascend Performance Materials technical experts and sales team will showcase a range of its PA66 products for the automotive industry at the International Congress of Plastics In Automotive Engineering (VDI Conference) on March 29-30 in Mannheim, Germany. The company will display its latest technology produced to meet the changing needs of automotive OEMs, including materials that require enhanced resistance to hydrolysis, higher temperatures and chemicals. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:00:57 +0100 BenQ Flagship Photographer Monitor SW320 Recaptures Vibrant Moments with High-Precision Colour ... <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle devices, <strong><a href="">BenQ</a></strong> announces the launch of their <strong>SW320 photographer monitor</strong>- a 31.5-inch 4K display with class-leading colour performance and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability. Building on the success of its award-winning predecessor, BenQ sets a new benchmark for wide gamut monitors with the SW320 photographer monitor. </span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Spanning a wide colour gamut covering 99% of Adobe RGB and 100% of sRGB, Rec. 709, and the digital cinema industry's DCI-P3 colour space, SW320's true 10-bit IPS panel and advanced 14-bit lookup table (LUT) deliver spectacular colour quality.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Augmenting its impressive 31. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:05:03 +0100 ASG Technologies Helps Modern Enterprises Evolve Their ECM with New Content Services <p>(<a href="" rel="nofollow">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)--<a href=";;esheet=51508696&amp;newsitemid=20170214005817&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=ASG+Technologies&amp;index=1&amp;md5=9f2a34a84ad8bcd625762e5f969a16e1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASG Technologies</a> has announced Mobius 7.0, a next generation content solution delivering content services for the<strong> </strong>modern enterprise. Mobius 7.0 provides access to any type of content, at any time and is deployable on-premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid model, with advanced redaction and storage rules. The solution makes managing content easy, letting employees focus on driving value for the business.</p> <p>Businesses today are faced with managing a complex architecture of new and legacy applications along with rising regulatory pressures and security needs. To compete, they must be flexible and enable employees to make quick, data-driven decisions. ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:47:34 +0100 International Government Communication Forum 2017 Convenes in Sharjah <p style="text-align:justify"><a href="">The sixth International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2017)</a> concluded its first day of constructive dialogue, debate and engagement at the Expo Centre Sharjah, on a successful note.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">The event was officially inaugurated with a speech by the patron His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who welcomed the participants. The opening ceremony included keynote speeches by His Excellency Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Bureau, who announced the launch of the International Government Communication Centre, and His Excellency Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan. His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah attended the official opening ceremony. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:50:40 +0100 AURAK Signs MoU with Hungarian University <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><a href=""><span style="font-size:13.0pt">The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)</span></a><span style="font-size:13.0pt">, has signed a memorandum of understanding with P&aacute;zm&aacute;ny P&eacute;ter Catholic University, becoming the Hungarian institution's first partner within the UAE.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:13.0pt">Dr. Szuromi Szabolcs, president of the Hungarian university, travelled to the UAE to sign the agreement alongside </span><a href=""><span style="font-size:13.0pt">Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim</span></a><span style="font-size:13.0pt">, AURAK president. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dr. Szuromi, stated, &ldquo;This is my first visit to the UAE and it is truly a pleasure to be here and to cooperate with an institution in this region. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:47:13 +0100 Thanks to OT, Andorra Has the Most Secure Passport in Europe <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces that it has been selected by the Andorran government to provide latest generation passports based on <a href=";;esheet=51529626&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Lasink%E2%84%A2&amp;index=1&amp;md5=4bec94886c52e862c31cda5898eae5a6" rel="nofollow">Lasink&trade;</a> technology.</p> <p>OT's <a href=";;esheet=51529626&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Lasink%E2%84%A2&amp;index=2&amp;md5=33a52d3365212b7c7a3d59990b0fa9bd" rel="nofollow">Lasink&trade;</a> technology is used to bolster passport security and specifically passport photos. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:51:03 +0100 Taboola Announces Native and Video Advertising Integration with The Trade Desk <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif">(</span></span><a href=""><span style="color:#002B42"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif">BUSINESS WIRE</span></span></a><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif">)--&nbsp;<a href=";;esheet=51527935&amp;newsitemid=20170322005012&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Taboola&amp;index=1&amp;md5=df95c2a264dac5789d46c1eada6721e9"><span style="color:#002B42">Taboola</span></a>&reg;<strong>,&nbsp;</strong>the leading global discovery platform,&nbsp;today announced its integration with&nbsp;</span></span><a href=";url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thetradedesk. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:23:43 +0100 Philip Morris International Announces &amp;euro;300 Million Investment in Smoke-Free ... <ul> <li><strong>Converting existing cigarette factory in Greece into a production facility for the tobacco sticks to be used with <em>IQOS</em>.</strong></li> <li><strong>Annual capacity of around 20 billion tobacco sticks once fully operational.</strong></li> <li><strong>400 new jobs to be created.</strong></li> </ul> <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today announced an investment of approximately &euro;300 million to convert the cigarette factory of Papastratos, PMI's affiliate in Greece, into a manufacturing plant for the tobacco sticks to be used with its smoke-free product <em>IQOS. </em>These tobacco sticks are currently commercialized as <em>Heets</em> or <em>HeatSticks</em>.</p> <p>Since the equipment necessary to manufacture<em> </em>tobacco sticks for<em> IQOS </em>is larger than that required for cigarette manufacturing, the current facility area will be expanded. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:30:44 +0100 The New Vanta Handheld X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) Analyzer for RoHS and Consumer Safety Delivers ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Olympus' latest addition to the <strong>Vanta&trade;</strong> series of handheld XRF analyzers is optimized to help ensure compliance with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and local or international regulatory laws. Like every Vanta analyzer, this new model combines fast, accurate results with a durable design for maximum uptime and a lower cost of ownership.</p> <p>Vanta analyzers provide on-the-spot chemical analysis to quickly scan for toxic metals like lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), chromium (Cr) and bromine (Br) in consumer products such as toys, apparel, footwear and electronics to comply with RoHS regulations. Excellent sensitivity and repeatability enable Vanta analyzers to achieve low detection limits for reliable pass/fail results of regulated elements. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:34:29 +0100 Neustar Research Reveals 92% of UK Organisations Unaware of Impact DNS is Having on Internet Users <ul> <li><strong><em>45 percent of organisations have as many as 8 different ways of provisioning DNS</em></strong></li> <li><strong><em>72 percent of organisations reported regularly suffering from critical issues that impact website and application availability</em></strong></li> </ul> <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href=";;esheet=51529090&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Neustar%2C+Inc&amp;index=1&amp;md5=de706b5b5d06df878a712b9487ce19ef" rel="nofollow">Neustar, Inc</a>. (NYSE:<a href="; ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:11:49 +0100 SES is Enabling Disaster Response and Connecting Affected Communities <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) offers a broad range of solutions to support humanitarian and disaster relief efforts across the globe. Some of them were showcased during the Humanitarian ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Forum organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), and held on the 21 and 22 March in Mountain View, California.</p> <p>SES's satellite solutions can help to restore essential communication links, ensuring immediate coverage via capacity reserved for relief efforts and support for multiple end-to-end humanitarian services.</p> <p><strong></strong>, a multi-layer platform, which includes a portable Rapid Deployment Kit delivering connectivity via SES satellites, has been devised to support first responders' efforts. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:04:15 +0100 Morrow Sodali Acquires Majority Interest in GPS <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Morrow Sodali announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in leading Australian proxy solicitation and corporate governance firm Global Proxy Solicitation (GPS), expanding the firm's network of global operations.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif">Morrow Sodali is the largest international firm providing comprehensive governance and shareholder engagement services to clients in all major markets around the world. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:53:20 +0100 Mohammed Rasool Khoory&amp;amp; Sons Group Launches New Perfume Collection <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif"><a href=""><strong>MRK Perfume</strong></a>The <a href="">Mohammed Rasool Khoory&amp; Sons Perfumes</a> recently launched the <strong>MRK Perfume</strong> collection, with a wide range of entirely new and unique French and Oriental fragrances for men and women.The new innovative collection, dubbed <strong>MRK</strong>, is available at the first showroom at Mushrif Mall. ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:00:06 +0100 New Research Report &amp;ndash; Hybrid IT is Becoming a Standard Enterprise Model but ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href=";;esheet=51526067&amp;newsitemid=20170321005138&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Dimension+Data&amp;index=1&amp;md5=d6088285ac1ad180b52487d894fcf5d6" rel="nofollow">Dimension Data</a>, the global ICT solutions and services provider, today published a new report that explores the current state of *hybrid IT deployments, as well as the key requirements and business drivers that determine workload-placement decisions.</p> <p>The research of 1,500 IT decision makers from multiple vertical industries across the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South Africa, reveals that hybrid IT is becoming a standard enterprise model, but there's no single playbook to get there. Looking at the top motivators to move to hybrid IT by country, Hong Kong, UK and US companies highlighted end-user demand most often, while respondents in France, Singapore and South Africa most often noted cost. ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:24:45 +0100 WeatherRisk and Weatherzone Partner with Earth Networks to Enable Superior Severe Weather ... <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif"><span style="color:black">(</span><a href=""><span style="color:#002B42">BUSINESS WIRE</span></a><span style="color:black">)--&nbsp;</span><a href=";;esheet=51528828&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Earth+Networks&amp;index=1&amp;md5=2dc4cfdc4a0af9c54a59b8470c9be23c"><span style="color:#002B42">Earth Networks</span></a><span style="color:black">,&nbsp;<a href=";url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.weatherrisk. ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:42:53 +0100 SES and Media Broadcast Satellite Extend Partnership for TV Distribution <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today the extension of a capacity agreement with Media Broadcast Satellite, one of the leading providers of broadcast services, on SES&#39;s prime orbital position at 19.2 degrees East.</p> <p>With the multi-year extension, Media Broadcast Satellite will continue to use a full transponder on a pan-European ASTRA satellite to serve its customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.</p> <p>&ldquo;This new contract with Media Broadcast Satellite confirms their trust in us as a strong partner. This contract extension demonstrates that satellite plays an important role for TV distribution, and how it will remain key for the video business from a long-term perspective,&rdquo; said Ferdinand Kayser, Chief Commercial Officer of SES.</p> <p><strong>Follow us on:</strong></p> <p>Twitter: <a href=";url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter. ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:46:27 +0100 Masimo Announces CE Marking of Rad-97&amp;trade; Pulse CO-Oximeter&amp;reg; and ... <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href=";;esheet=51527986&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Masimo&amp;index=1&amp;md5=d68b5fd792ad544f532c7ba8edd76c02">Masimo</a>&nbsp;(NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the CE marking of noninvasive blood pressure (NIBP) measurements for the Rad-97&trade; Pulse CO-Oximeter&reg; and connectivity hub. Rad-97 offers Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion&trade; SET&reg; pulse oximetry and upgradeable rainbow&reg; noninvasive blood constituent monitoring technology in a compact standalone monitor configuration which can also collect and remotely transmit data from connected devices. ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:41:01 +0100 SES and Intersat to Provide Internet Connectivity Across Africa <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and Intersat announced today that they have signed a multi-year agreement to deliver internet services across Africa. Intersat, one of the largest providers of internet solutions on the African continent, will be providing broadband connectivity to businesses and consumers via SES's NSS-12 satellite, located at 57 degrees East.</p> <p>The latest agreement with SES includes a new C-band capacity lease, infrastructure services out of the SES Betzdorf teleport and a renewal of upgraded Ku-band capacity out of the SES Djibouti Teleport. Intersat will also use the SES Enterprise+ Broadband service to deliver high-speed broadband connectivity across Africa, serving industries such as banking, corporate customers, and internet service providers. ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:24:47 +0100 Bee&amp;rsquo;ah&amp;rsquo;s Expansion Continues with Three FedEx Facilities <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif"><a href="">Bee'ah</a>, the Middle East's leading and award-winning environmental management company, signed a contract with FedEx UAE. Bee'ah has collected several tonnes of waste and recyclables in six months from the multinational courier delivery service provider. FedEx, an environmentally conscious corporation, awarded Bee'ah the contract for three of its facilities due to their expertise in providing sustainable solutions and waste management strategies in the United Arab Emirates. This contract was signed by Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee'ah, and David Ross, FedEx's Regional President in MEISA.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif">Packaging companies like FedEx are well known in the industry for the relatively large amount of waste they produce in a short timeframe. ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 07:10:34 +0100 BAI Announces the 2017 Global Innovation Awards Are Open for Entry <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Entries are now open for the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards. With 13 honors spanning 10 categories, BAI's Awards celebrate the greatest achievements and innovations in the financial services industry. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 28, 2017, with a shortlist of nominations for each category announced by late summer. Winners will be recognized at BAI Beacon 2017 (Oct. 4-5) in Atlanta.</p> <p>BAI's Global Innovation Awards program serves as a catalyst for worldwide financial services innovation. Since 2011, the BAI Global Innovation Awards have provided a global platform to inspire and connect forward-thinking financial services organizations and leaders who are driving positive change and moving the industry forward, positively impacting customer experience, efficiency and profitability. ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:25:26 +0100 HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Inaugurates 200MW Second Phase of the Mohammed bin ... <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in; text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:13.0pt">HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has inaugurated the 200 megawatt (MW) second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The project reflects a new era in the excellence and leadership of the UAE, as it increases the share of clean and renewable energy. The inauguration coincided with the International Day of Happiness.</span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:0in; margin-right:0in; text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:13.0pt">This phase of the solar park is the first and largest solar-energy project in the region, </span><span style="color:#212121"><span style="font-size:13.0pt">based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. </span></span><span style="font-size:13. ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:00:18 +0100 Markaz Selects Yardi Voyager <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Kuwait Financial Centre &ldquo;Markaz&rdquo; will utilise&nbsp;<a href=";;esheet=51526464&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Yardi+Voyager%C2%AE+7S&amp;index=1&amp;md5=7894654a34e65a6e4ff887f566a9a52c">Yardi Voyager&reg;&nbsp;7S</a>, the browser-agnostic and mobile-enabled Software as a Service platform along with&nbsp;<a href=";url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.yardi. ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:51:14 +0100 Desert Warrior Challenge- Ajman Edition: Ajman, Al Zorah Marina 1 Event Date: March 24th, 2017 <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and Chairman of the Executive Council.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:tahoma,geneva,sans-serif"><a href="">Desert Warrior Challenge</a> - Ajman Edition will be launched in Al Zorah Marina 1, on March 24<sup>th</sup>, featuring a new star-studded obstacle lineup and with the attendance and participation of Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi -<span style="color:black"> Representative of Ajman Ruler for Administrative and Financial Affairs and Chairman of the Department of Finance</span>, Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi &ndash; Chairman of Ajman Tourism Development Department, Sheikh Humaid Bin Ammar Al Nuaimi and Sheikh Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Nuaimi. ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:49:37 +0100 New Report Underscores the U.A.E.&amp;rsquo;s Emergence as a Hub for Entrepreneurs and ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council and the Trade and Commercial Office of the U.A.E. Embassy in Washington, D.C. have released a groundbreaking <a href=";;esheet=51527930&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=report&amp;index=1&amp;md5=432611bcf119ebd7666f30e18cd83050" rel="nofollow">report</a> titled &ldquo;The Entrepreneurial Emirates: The U.A.E.'s Startup Ecosystem and Opportunities for U.S. Investors.&rdquo;</p> <p>The first-of-its kind report details how the U.A.E. has long served as a magnet for regional entrepreneurs who are seeking to start or scale businesses. This is particularly true for businesses in the e-commerce sector, where the country has given rise to blockbuster successes such as</p> <p>This trend shows no signs of abating. The U.A.E. ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:32:31 +0100 ARCHIBUS Establishes ARCHIBUS Foundation EMEA to Inspire Social and Environmental ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- ARCHIBUS, Inc., the #1 developer worldwide of real estate, infrastructure &amp; facilities management, announces a major market initiative with the formation of the ARCHIBUS Foundation EMEA (The Foundation) to represent the ARCHIBUS Federated Eco-System (AFE) in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and to promote a greener built environment in the region.</p> <p>The Foundation, based in the United Kingdom, was formed to support the AFE community &ndash; consisting of ARCHIBUS Solution Centers, ARCHIBUS Business Partners, Education Partners and Client organizations &ndash; through the promotion of educational and training programs using the ARCHIBUS technology to improve the environment, as well as advance social and economic well-being through the efforts of the ARCHIBUS Community. ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:36:09 +0100 Mavenir Unveils the Mavenir RCS Cloud Platform, Providing Both a RCS Platform and a Global RCS ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Mavenir, the global leaders in software-defined infrastructure solutions with a world-leading installed base of advanced messaging solutions that support more than 3.5 billions of subscribers across 350 operators, today announced the launch of its cloud-based Rich Communication Services (RCS) Platform and Hub, further expanding its globally deployed suite of flagship RCS solutions that support tens of millions of subscribers worldwide.</p> <p>With its new RCS Platform and Hub, Mavenir provides Communications Service Providers (CSPs) with an innovative approach to quickly and efficiently deploy secure and advanced communications, while capitalizing on new monetization services but without the high costs and complexity associated with large-scale network infrastructure projects.</p> <p>The Mavenir RCS Platform can be easily deployed either directly in the operator network, as a Mavenir-hosted model or managed across a hybrid model that results in a combination of both. ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:19:03 +0100 Uninterrupted Pradaxa&amp;reg; Showed Less Major Bleeding than Warfarin in Atrial ... <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Important new data from the RE-CIRCUIT&reg;&nbsp;study show a better safety profile for Pradaxa&reg;&nbsp;(dabigatran etexilate) compared to warfarin in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients undergoing catheter ablation. AF patients who underwent catheter ablation while being treated with uninterrupted Pradaxa&reg;&nbsp;experienced less major bleeding and fewer serious adverse events compared to those treated with uninterrupted warfarin. The results were presented in a late-breaking session at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Session in Washington and simultaneously published in the&nbsp;New England Journal of Medicine. ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:55:28 +0100 AURAK Celebrates 6th Annual Global Day <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif"><a href="">The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK)</a>, has celebrated one of its most-anticipated annual events; its 6<sup>th</sup> Global Day.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif">AURAK, which boasts a student body of 49 nationalities from across the six inhabited continents, saw its campus flooded by a vibrant festival of color and sound, attracting visitors from across Ras Al Khaimah and beyond., demonstrating the extent to which AURAK has established itself as a regional hub in terms of education and culture. ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:08:48 +0100 ITWORX Education Claims the E-Learning &amp;ldquo;Innovation Product Award&amp;rdquo; <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif"><a href="">ITWORX Education</a>'s globally acclaimed social e-learning platform, WinjiGo, has won the Innovation Product Award in the e-learning category at the 4<sup>th</sup> annual Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) Awards in Dubai. ITWORX Education was awarded the coveted title during a special ceremony recently held at the H Hotel, following its participation at the 10<sup>th</sup> Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) Exhibition and Conference, where the front-running education services provider, in partnership with Microsoft, shared next generation ideas and innovative, technology-led classroom practices and solutions to stakeholders in the field. ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:09:14 +0100 Region&amp;rsquo;s Largest Football Gaming Portal, La3eeb Concludes Region-Wide Competition ... <p style="margin-right:.2pt; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif"><a href="">La3eeb</a>, the region's largest online football gaming platform, hosted the grand finale of its eight-week long gaming competition in a live online match in Dubai recently. The gala event, which was attended by the cr&egrave;me de la cr&egrave;me of the region&#39;s football community, was held amidst great fanfare at the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Dubai.</span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:.2pt; text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif">Islam Imran from Egypt, residing in Riyadh, KSA, was announced the winner of the competition, walking away with a grand prize of a brand new Maserati Quattroporte Zegna. </span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:. ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 08:36:47 +0100