ME NewsWire Latest Press Releases from ME NewsWire Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:19:39 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Toshiba Memory Corporation to Invest in Manufacturing Facilities for Fab 6 at Yokkaichi Operations <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced that its board of directors, meeting today, has agreed upon a FY2017 investment program for its wholly owned subsidiary, Toshiba Memory Corporation (TMC), that will channel approximately 180 billion yen into Fab 6 at Yokkaichi Operations, TMC's Flash memory facility. The investment will cover installation of manufacturing facilities in Phase-1 of the fab, and the construction of Phase-2.</p> <p>Production at Fab 6 will be entirely devoted to BiCS FLASH™, Toshiba&#39;s innovative 3D Flash memory. As detailed in Toshiba's February 9, 2017 announcement “Toshiba Starts Construction of Fab 6 and Memory R&D Center at Yokkaichi, Japan”, Phase-1 of the fab is scheduled for completion in summer 2018, and the current round of investment will ensure this target date is met. Demand for Flash memory is expected to see continued strong growth from data centers and enterprise servers, which will accelerate demand for 3D Flash memories. This understanding guided the board in making today's decision. ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:25:31 +0100 Mirka and Cafro Join Forces to Expand in the Field of Superabrasives <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- The world leading abrasives and power tools manufacturer Mirka Ltd. announces the acquisition of 100 % of the shares of the Italian superabrasive wheels and tools manufacturer Cafro S.p.A. Mirka is part of the Finnish family owned KWH Group and offers a complete range of superior sanding solutions for high quality surface finishing. The acquisition is an integral part of Mirka's strategy to expand its business in the field of superabrasives and grinding solutions.</p> <p>“As we welcome Cafro into the Mirka Group, we are really excited about the new opportunities we can create together. There is an excellent match between Cafro's specialized knowledge and manufacturing capabilities and Mirka's global market presence. I foresee a rapid expansion as we join our forces” says Mirka's Chief Executive Officer Stefan Sjöberg.</p> <p>The family owned Cafro S.p.A., based in Como, Italy, is a leading manufacturer of Diamond and CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride) wheels as well as PCD (Polycrystalline Diamond) and PCBN (Polycrystalline CBN) tools. ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:06:28 +0100 Leading UAE-based Cybersecurity Company Warns of Dangers of Petya Ransomware and Stresses the ... <p><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif"><span style="font-size:13.0pt">Two months after one of the worst ransomware attack in history was conducted via WannaCry, a newer, more dangerous version is out in the wild. Security researchers have called it Petya, and it's even more devastating than WannaCry.Petya has some of the same characteristics of WannaCry, including using the notorious EternalBlue exploit for Windows. The only difference with Petya is that, according to one well-known security researcher, it is currently spreading over local networks. This threat of a more advanced WannaCry that could be spread through phishing and spammy emails and links should be enough to seriously alarm IT managers.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif"><span style="font-size:13.0pt">One of the main reasons as to why WannaCry and now Petya are so successful in their infection is because of unpatched systems. According to </span></span><a href="https://krebsonsecurity. ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:48:10 +0100 Rimini Street Recognized Again as a “Top Workplace” by Bay Area News Group <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="" rel="nofollow">Rimini Street, Inc.</a>, a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading independent support provider for Oracle and SAP products, today announced that it has been named one of the 2017 Bay Area “Top Workplaces” by the Bay Area News Group, for the fourth time. The Top Workplaces program recognizes Bay Area employers based on employee surveys conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.</p> <p>The WorkplaceDynamics employee survey asks participants a series of questions to uncover a comprehensive view into a company's organizational health. ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:07:16 +0100 New Study from GSMA and CAICT Forecasts That China Will Be the World's Largest 5G Market by 2025 <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Chinese operators are on track to launch commercial 5G networks by 2020 and are expected to establish China as the world's largest 5G market by 2025, according to a new study by GSMA Intelligence and the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT). The new study ‘<em>5G in China: Outlook and Regional Comparisons</em>', which was published today at GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, explores the near-term outlook for the testing and commercial launches of new 5G networks in China and other advanced Asia markets, and the potential 5G use cases for both the consumer and enterprise markets.</p> <p>“Operators in China are collaborating closely with government and enterprises to launch what will become one of the largest 5G deployments in the world,” said Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA. ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:18:43 +0100 China and India to Account for Half of All New Mobile Subscribers Added by 2020, Finds New GSMA ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- China and India will account for almost half of all new mobile subscribers expected to be added worldwide by the end of the decade, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 edition of the GSMA's <em>‘Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific'</em> report, published today at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, forecasts that India will account for 27 per cent (206 million) and China 21 per cent (155 million) of the approximately 753 million new mobile subscribers expected to be added globally by the end of 2020. The Asia Pacific region as a whole is forecast to increase from 2.7 billion unique mobile subscribers<sup>1</sup> at the end of 2016 to 3.1 billion in 2020, accounting for two-thirds of global growth. The report also highlights how the region's mobile industry will be a growing contributor to the Asia's economy and social development over this period – and also play a pioneering role in 5G. ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:02:10 +0100 MPEG LA Introduces License for EVS <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- MPEG LA, LLC today announced the availability of the EVS Patent Portfolio License providing efficient access to technologies underlying the EVS (Enhanced Voice Services) standard.</p> <p>Designed to operate ubiquitously over packet-switched mobile and fixed-line communications networks, EVS represents a significant advance for voice and audio compression devices with compression, network capacity and other features that deliver vastly improved high definition quality for both music and voice services. EVS may be used in products such as mobile and landline phones, videoconferencing systems, desktop computers, tablets and connected home voice response systems.</p> <p>“In an era when smartphones can do virtually anything, voice quality has lagged, but now the much anticipated EVS standard transmits speech of such pure quality that consumers will experience a dramatic leap in sound clarity and efficiency over prior technologies,” said Larry Horn, President and CEO of MPEG LA. ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:32:32 +0100 Toshiba Files Lawsuit Against Western Digital Corporation <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) and Toshiba Memory Corporation (“TMC”) today filed a petition with the Tokyo District Court against Western Digital Corporation, a U.S. company, and its subsidiary Western Digital Technologies, Inc. (collectively, “WD”) (NASDAQ: WDC), seeking a provisional disposition order for an injunction against acts of unfair competition, and also brought suit for a permanent injunction, damages and payment of 120 billion yen, alleging violation of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, among other things.</p> <p>The lawsuit states, as detailed in Toshiba's June 2, 2017 press release, “Update on Status of Third-party Investment in the Memory Business,” that WD has continually interfered with the bid process related to the sale of TMC. ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:19:37 +0100 SES and MDA Announce First Satellite Life Extension Agreement <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and MDA, a global communications and information company, announced today an agreement for an initial satellite life extension mission using an on-orbit refuelling vehicle being built by SSL, a US based subsidiary of MDA and a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">SES will be the first commercial customer to benefit from the satellite refuelling service, and will be able to activate the service whenever required with minimal disruption to spacecraft operation. The agreement also includes an option for further life extension missions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">SES will work with a new venture, Space Infrastructure Services (SIS), which will commercialise sophisticated satellite servicing capabilities. ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:43:52 +0100 Toshiba Memory Corporation Announces 96-Layer 3D Flash Memory <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="">Toshiba Memory Corporation</a>, the world leader in memory solutions, today announced that it has developed a prototype sample of 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ three-dimensional (3D) flash memory with a stacked structure[1], with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology. Samples of the new 96-layer product, which is a 256 gigabit (32 gigabytes) device, are scheduled for release in the second half of 2017 and mass production is targeted for 2018. The new device meets market demands and performance specifications for applications that include enterprise and consumer SSD, smartphones, tablets and memory cards. ... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:22:23 +0100 Cyprus and Portugal offer opportunities for business persons & investors looking to invest ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">Europe provides many opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors looking to invest and do business in this progressive economy. Various countries in Europe have their own visa and immigration programs for entrepreneurs of foreign origin. Applying and obtaining an investor visa for Europe with <a href="">WWICS</a>'s expert immigration services is easy and convenient.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Cyprus and Portugal are the best economies to invest in Europe currently, with some great options that make getting a second passport a hassle-free experience for the aspirants.  Chance of becoming a permanent resident in under 3 months, no specific language requirements, dual citizenship, free trade within the EU and Low tax rates, no restrictions on living, working and studying in Europe and owning land in an EU member state are some of the benefits of living in Europe. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:45:17 +0100 Andersen Tax Debuts in Switzerland <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Andersen Tax announces its entry in Switzerland this week as MDR Advisory Group formally adopts the name ‘Andersen Tax.' Andersen Tax in Lugano is one of three Andersen Global member firms in Switzerland. The international association of member firms also has a presence in Zurich and Geneva.</p> <p>Paolo Mondia, Office Managing Director at Andersen Tax in Lugano said, “We have been working seamlessly with the member firms of Andersen Global since we joined in 2014. We are thrilled to continue this work which is made possible through our global commitment to clients and to providing best-in-class service and the most innovative solutions possible.”</p> <p>Andersen Tax in Lugano will continue to provide national, international and corporate tax work to individuals and businesses throughout Switzerland and worldwide. They specialize in direct and indirect tax, inheritance planning, company restructuring, internal compliance, HR management and corporate consultancy. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:17:32 +0100 New Olympus Ultra-Portable EPOCH® 6LT Flaw Detector Provides Comprehensive Flaw Detection ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Optimized for single-handed operation, the EPOCH 6LT flaw detector combines a leading-edge ergonomic design with powerful ultrasonic functionality in an instrument built specifically for rope access and high portability applications.</p> <p>The design of the EPOCH 6LT flaw detector, from form factor to the user interface, is optimized for user comfort, making it easy to use with one hand, so rope access inspection technicians and users that require high portability can do their work comfortably and efficiently.</p> <ul> <li><strong>Fits securely in one hand with minimal wrist fatigue:</strong> weighs just 1. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:43:57 +0100 Ekimetrics Official Partner of Facebook Portal Dedicated to MMM (Marketing Mix Modeling) <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <strong>Ekimetrics (</strong><a href="" rel="nofollow"><strong></strong></a><strong>), a leading practitioner in data analytics and marketing intelligence for over 10 years, has announced that they are joining the Marketing Mix Modeling Program.</strong></p> <p>The companies who are part of the Facebook MMM Partner Program focus on measuring advertising's impact on Facebook, Instagram and Facebook Audience Network. Advertisers need to measure the outcomes of their media investments, and identify correlations between their brand and an impact on their sales.</p> <p>Ekimetrics will enable advertisers to acquire a better understanding of their media mix in different channels. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:29:16 +0100 Takeda and Seattle Genetics Announce Positive Results from Phase 3 ECHELON-1 Clinical Trial ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (<a href="">TSE:4502</a>) and Seattle Genetics, Inc. (<a href="">NASDAQ: SGEN</a>) today announced that the Phase 3 ECHELON-1 clinical trial met its primary endpoint of a statistically significant improvement in modified progression-free survival (PFS) versus the control arm. ECHELON-1 is a randomized, multicenter trial evaluating ADCETRIS (brentuximab vedotin) as part of a frontline combination chemotherapy regimen in 1,334 patients with previously untreated advanced classical Hodgkin lymphoma. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:07:27 +0100 Canada Calling! Right Time to Apply Under the Best & Fastest Immigration Programs <p><span style="font-size:16px">There is good news for all those looking to live, work and settle in Canada. The Canadian government is leaving no stones unturned to make reaching Canada a hassle-free experience for aspirants. As Canada sets a baseline of welcoming at least 300,000 immigrants every year, the country is offering better chances of reaching Canada with lowest points ever.            </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The latest Express Entry draw  for immigration to Canada has seen candidates with 413 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), making this the lowest ever CRS cut-off point.  In the previous draw, candidates under the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) with at least 199 CRS points were invited to apply. 2017 has been the best year for immigrating to Canada so far as by April, the number of ITAs issued had crossed the number issued in 2016 on the whole. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:18:33 +0100 Savage Saudi Arabia to Provide One of the First Industrial Rail Switching Operations in the ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Savage Saudi Arabia (Savage) has entered into an agreement with Saudi Aramco, the world's top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids, to operate one of the first industrial rail switching facilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The rail operations will support Saudi Aramco's Wasit and Berri natural gas plants, located near the Jubail area in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.</p> <p>“We're excited to bring our unique capabilities and expertise to provide world-class service for our Customer, Saudi Aramco, at one of the first industrial rail switching operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said Kirk Aubry, Savage President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our commitment to ensure safe and efficient operations at this critical link in our Customer's supply chain will provide significant long-term value for this part of their business.”</p> <p>Savage will perform rail switching services at the two Saudi Aramco natural gas plants using rail car movers and three Tier 3-compliant, low-emissions locomotives. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:40:19 +0100 Dole Food Company, Inc. Announces the Commencement of a Consent Solicitation for Its 7. ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Dole Food Company, Inc. (“Dole”) announced today the commencement of a consent solicitation regarding certain amendments (the “Amendments”) to the Indenture, dated as of April 6, 2017, among Dole, DFC Holdings, LLC (“Holdings”), as a guarantor, the subsidiary guarantors party thereto, and Wilmington Trust, National Association, as trustee (the “Trustee”), governing its 7.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) (the “Indenture”). Currently, the aggregate outstanding principal amount of Notes is $300,000,000. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:06:03 +0100 Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. Completes Share Acquisition of FW Energie B.V. <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <em><strong>With reference to Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) announcement of 26th June, 2017 (attached)</strong></em>, SHI completed the share acquisition of FW Energie B.V. culminating in the combination of SHI and Amec Foster Wheeler's fluidized bed business to become Sumitomo SHI FW, a new global leader in sustainable energy solutions.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Sumitomo SHI FW will become part of the Energy and Environment Group within SHI where we will dedicate our talent, energy and quality of service on CFB and BFB steam generators and gasifiers, CFB scrubbers, metallurgical waste heat boilers and aftermarket services. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:58:22 +0100 SES Restores Capacity from AMC-9 Satellite <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced that it has been able to draw on its global satellite fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites to rapidly restore customers capacity following a significant anomaly affecting the AMC-9 satellite on Saturday 17 June 2017.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">SES immediately engaged with customers and was able to quickly offer a restoration capacity plan to transfer services to alternative satellites and minimise disruption. By late evening on Sunday 18 June 2017, the majority of the traffic had already been restored.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">With the benefit of its global satellite network, SES was able to adjust its fleet deployment plan and offer solutions to affected customers with the use of existing assets. SES is currently taking steps to relocate additional assets to 83 degrees West, to support customers' requirements. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:42:59 +0100 Philip Morris International Doubles Investment in Heated Tobacco Unit Facility in Italy. ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today announced a plan to invest an additional approximately €500 million to expand capacity at the company's smoke-free product manufacturing facility in Crespellano (Bologna, Italy).</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The facility at Crespellano is PMI's first dedicated manufacturing facility for large scale production of HEETS, the tobacco units used with the electronic tobacco heating device IQOS.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Completed in September 2016, the facility currently employs over 600 people with a high level of technical expertise in areas such as mechanical engineering electronics and chemistry. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2018 and is part of the company's plans to have a total annual installed capacity of approximately 100 billion heated tobacco units by the end of next year. ... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:52:35 +0100 GSMA Mobile IoT Initiative Takes off with Multiple Commercial Network Launches around the World <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- The GSMA today announced that its Mobile IoT Initiative1 has taken off with the launch of multiple commercial rollouts of Low Power, Wide Area (LPWA) solutions by several of the world's leading mobile operators including AT&T, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom (DT), Verizon and Vodafone. China Mobile and China Unicom have launched NB-IoT across several key cities with China Telecom launching NB-IoT networks across the country. Vodafone has also launched NB-IoT in Spain and the Netherlands. DT has launched in several cities in Germany and nationwide in the Netherlands. AT&T and Verizon have previously announced nationwide launches of LTE-M technology. In addition to these deployments, the GSMA also announced that its Mobile IoT Innovators programme, which is designed to encourage the development of new LPWA solutions, has reached over 500 members, underscoring the growth of the wider IoT ecosystem. ... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:28:34 +0100 SES Networks and Primacom to Deliver High Speed Broadband Connectivity to Vessels in Asia-Pacific <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today it has signed a multi-year agreement with leading Indonesian satellite communications provider Primacom (PT Primacom Interbuana). Primacom will use SES Networks' <a href="">Maritime+</a> service to deliver the highest levels of reliable high-speed broadband connectivity to vessels operating in Asia-Pacific region.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The innovative fully-managed service will enable Primacom to double broadband speeds for connecting vessels traversing international and domestic maritime routes within the Asia-Pacific region. ... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:17:05 +0100 Takeda Presents Data from Phase 1/2 Studies for NINLARO™ (ixazomib) in Newly Diagnosed ... <p><strong><em>– Early studies of weekly and twice-weekly ixazomib plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone demonstrate deep responses after induction,</em> <em>with deepening responses seen after single-agent ixazomib maintenance –</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em>– Data to be presented during two oral sessions at the 2017 European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Meeting –</em></strong></p> <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (<a href=" ... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:05:33 +0100 Acelity Strengthens Global Commercial Leadership; Names Ramesh Subrahmanian President for ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Acelity L.P. Inc., a leading global advanced wound care company, today announced Ramesh Subrahmanian will join the company as President for the International region and member of the senior leadership team effective July 17th. Acelity recently appointed John McAuley as Senior Vice President for Europe.</p> <p>Subrahmanian brings more than 25 years of leadership experience in business development, finance and commercial management from an array of global pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He is the former Group President, International for Stryker Corporation where he was responsible for that company's commercial markets outside the U.S. Previously, he served as President, Asia Pacific for Merck & Co., as well as a range of commercial leadership roles at Sanofi.</p> <p>“Markets across Asia Pacific, Europe and The Middle East represent tremendous potential not only to expand and grow our business, but to deliver our products and therapies to millions of patients in these areas who would benefit from our portfolio of healing solutions,” said R. ... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:57:11 +0100 Survey Finds Majority of SAP Licensees Plan to Continue Running Their Proven ERP Release and ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="" rel="nofollow">Rimini Street, Inc.</a>, a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading independent support provider for Oracle and SAP products, today revealed the findings from a recent global survey of SAP licensees conducted by Rimini Street to better understand their SAP application strategies and future plans. A key finding in the report is that the dominant strategy for SAP licensees, selected by 89% of respondents, is to continue running their current proven SAP ERP releases<sup>1</sup>, given that the rich functionality of their current releases meet business needs and also forms the foundation of a preferred hybrid IT model. ... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:24:06 +0100 Mavenir&#39;s Solutions Support T-Mobile&#39;s DIGITS Technology <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="" rel="nofollow">Mavenir</a>, the leader in accelerating and redefining network transformation for Service Providers, announced today it is a key provider in delivering support for T-Mobile&#39;s <a href="" rel="nofollow">DIGITS</a>, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.</p> <p>Mavenir&#39;s solutions provide support for T-Mobile&#39;s IMS, voice and rich messaging applications, Unified Communications Store, and downloadable Android and iOS DIGITS clients. ... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:16:55 +0100 Triton Digital Launches Audio Centric Supply-Side Platform to Simplify the Management of ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="" rel="nofollow">Triton Digital</a>®, a leading technology provider for the global digital audio industry, today announced the launch of Yield-Op, the first Supply Side Platform (SSP) built from the ground up specifically for online audio. Developed in accordance with the IAB's OpenRTB protocol, Yield-Op provides a seamless plug-and-play integration delivering greater inventory control for publishers and a frictionless buying experience for advertisers.</p> <p>Yield-Op is integrated with a number of the industry's largest audio-optimized DSPs, including The Trade Desk, AppNexus, RTBiQ, AudioTrade and StrikeAd, among others. As an agnostic SSP, Yield-Op allows publishers using any ad server to connect with multiple DSP's without modifying the systems and technology that they use today. ... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:28:02 +0100 Confederate Fighter Creates Mayhem As Cool Motorcycle Punk, Mohawk, In Transformers: The Last ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Confederate Motorcycles, creator of the world's most exotic road-going machines, has announced that its most advanced motorcycle yet, the <a href="" rel="nofollow">P51 Combat Fighter</a>, has been included in the production of <em>Transformers: The Last Knight</em>.</p> <p>The global luxury brand is excited to confirm that the Decepticon, Mohawk, will appear as a Fighter in its disguised vehicle form.</p> <p>H. Matthew Chambers, CEO of Confederate Motorcycles, said: “The Fighter is pure yang power born to raise hell, so his transformation into the knife wielding, mayhem-causing, motorcycle punk is logical and interesting.”</p> <p>Of the <a href=" ... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:37:14 +0100 Sterlite Tech Strengthens Global Leadership Team <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Sterlite Tech [BSE:532374, NSE:STRTECH], an end-to-end global technology leader in smarter digital networks, has strengthened its global leadership team with the appointment of Steve Bullock in North America and Richard Eichhorn in EMEA to lead and strengthen its business initiatives in these geographies.</p> <p>Sterlite Tech engages in six continents and more than 100 countries, with a smarter digital networks focused business panning across optical communication products, system integration services and OSS/BSS software. The company has a unique silicon-to-software capability that enables it to design, build and manage smarter data networks for key customers such as global service providers, smart cities, rural broadband and large enterprises.</p> <p>With 146 patents and industry recognitions for customer engagement and product excellence, Sterlite Tech has a growing presence in the North American and EMEA markets. ... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:12:22 +0100 Etisalat Introduces BlazeOn, Based on Comptel's FWD Solution, to Nigerian Mobile Subscribers <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="" rel="nofollow">Comptel Corporation</a> (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: CTL1V) today announced that Etisalat Nigeria is launching its time-based mobile data solution BlazeOn, powered by Comptel's <a href="" rel="nofollow">FWD solution</a>, in the Nigerian market.</p> <p>According to the Etisalat Nigeria's Director, Consumer Segment, Adeolu Dairo, “Most internet users in Nigeria don't know how much mobile data they consume while browsing or streaming. ... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:58:29 +0100 AudioCodes Signs EMEA Distribution Agreement with Nuvias <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="" rel="nofollow">AudioCodes</a>, the Voice and Unified Communications Networking Solutions vendor, has signed a pan-EMEA distribution agreement with fast-growing, high-value distribution business <a href="" rel="nofollow">Nuvias</a>, following the recent launch of Nuvias' Unified Communications (UC) Practice across EMEA.</p> <p>Nuvias is now able to offer complete end-to-end solutions and technical support for Skype for Business and BroadSoft Business UC environments, based on AudioCodes' Session Border Controllers (SBCs) and handsets. ... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:25:43 +0100 Schlumberger Recommends Stockholders Reject “Mini-Tender” Offer by TRC Capital Corporation <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) (“Schlumberger”) has been notified of an unsolicited “mini-tender” offer by TRC Capital Corporation (“TRC Capital”) to purchase up to 2 million shares of Schlumberger common stock, representing approximately 0.14 percent of Schlumberger's shares of common stock outstanding. TRC Capital's offer price of $65.63 per share is approximately 4.3 percent below the closing price per share of Schlumberger's common stock on June 16, 2017, the last trading day before the commencement of TRC Capital's offer.</p> <p>Schlumberger does not endorse TRC Capital's unsolicited mini-tender offer and is not associated in any way with TRC Capital, its mini-tender offer, or its mini-tender offer documents. ... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:27:33 +0100 Results of MSCI 2017 Market Classification Review <p><strong>MSCI will include China A shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index</strong></p> <p><strong>MSCI to consult on potential inclusion of Saudi Arabia in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index</strong></p> <p><strong>MSCI delays decision on the reclassification of the MSCI Argentina and Nigeria Indexes</strong></p> <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- MSCI Inc. (NYSE:MSCI), a leading provider of global equity indexes, announced today that beginning in June 2018, it will include China A shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index and the MSCI ACWI Index. This decision has broad support from international institutional investors with whom MSCI consulted, primarily as a result of the positive impact on the accessibility of the China A market of both the Stock Connect program and the loosening by the local Chinese stock exchanges of pre-approval requirements that can restrict the creation of index-linked investment vehicles globally. ... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:30 +0100 UAE Animal Brands Among 92 Winners of the 2017 Animalis Edition of the World Branding Awards <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- The Animalis edition of the prestigious World Branding Awards saw 92 brands from 35 countries named “Brand of the Year” in a glittering ceremony held at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna today. The Animalis edition of the Awards focused on pet and animal brands.</p> <p>Animal Planet, FURminator, Hill&#39;s Prescription Diet, KONG, ORIJEN, Pedigree, Petplan, PURINA Pro Plan, Red Dingo, Tetra and Whiskas were announced as global winners. Regional winners were Equi-Trek (United Kingdom), Evidensia (Sweden), Fressnapf | Maxi Zoo (Germany) and Horze (Finland).</p> <p>National tier winners from the UAE were Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo for Animal Education – Public Aquarium and Dubai Kennels & Cattery in the Travel Services – Relocation category.</p> <p>Other national winners included V.I.P. ... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:52:19 +0100 Toshiba Tec Demonstrates Sustainable Business Excellence by Achieving Product Life Cycle ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="" rel="nofollow">Toshiba Tec Corporation</a> (TOKYO:6588) announced today that BSI (British Standards Institution) in Japan, the business standards company, has verified Toshiba Tec's new eco-friendly multi-functional peripheral (MFP) the e-STUDIO3508LP, e-STUDIO4508LP, e-STUDIO5008LP, and the paper reusing device e-STUDIO RD301 meets the stringent requirements of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standards ISO 14040 and ISO 14044.</p> <p>The e-STUDIO3508LP, e-STUDIO4508LP, and e-STUDIO5008LP are Toshiba Tec's unique and eco-conscious product which prints regular black prints as well as erasable blue prints within one device. These products will reduce environmental burden such as CO2 emission from paper production by erasing the erasable blue prints and reusing the paper hence reducing the paper consumption. ... 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