ME NewsWire Latest Press Releases from ME NewsWire Tue, 23 May 2017 12:59:52 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 GLIDE's 18th Annual eBay Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett, Runs June 4 – 9 <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- GLIDE is pleased to announce the <strong><a href="">18th Annual eBay for Charity Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett</a>.</strong> Offered through <strong>eBay for Charity</strong>, bidding for this year's auction runs <strong>Sunday, June 4 at 7:30pm PDT to Friday, June 9 at 7:30pm PDT</strong>. The annual <strong>Power Lunch with Buffett</strong> has supported <a href=" ... Tue, 23 May 2017 08:23:24 +0100 Corporation Service Company Announces Major Rebrand Under the Name CSC <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Corporation Service Company®, a world leader of business, legal, tax, and digital brand services headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, and operating from offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region, today announced it has rebranded and introduced a new logo and brand identity. Effective immediately, Corporation Service Company will be known as CSC®. Corporation Service Company will remain the legal trade name, while CSC will be how the company brands itself commercially in the marketplace.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">CSC was founded in Delaware 118 years ago by two leading figures of the legal community to provide entity formation and statutory representation services to businesses. ... Tue, 23 May 2017 07:52:03 +0100 Octapharma Underlines Strong Commitment to Haemophilia A Patients with the Publication of New ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Octapharma announces positive new clinical data in 66 previously treated patients (PTPs) with severe haemophilia A (HA) undergoing PK-guided personalized prophylaxis with Nuwiq® according to the NuPreviq Approach. Data from the NuPreviq study (GENA-21,NCT01863758) were published online in April 2017 as an Early View article in the internationally renowned medical journal, Haemophilia.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The NuPreviq study was initiated in August 2013 with the aim of developing a fully personalized service for HA patients undergoing prophylactic therapy. Octapharma's aim is to improve patient treatment experiences by recognizing that no two HA patients are the same, therefore a “one size fits all” approach to prophylaxis is not ideal. The NuPreviq study investigated a novel approach, allowing the Nuwiq® treatment regimen to be adapted to the specific needs of each individual patient. ... Tue, 23 May 2017 06:51:19 +0100 SES Networks Launches New Hybrid Resiliency Service and Goes Live With First Customer, Palau ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today a new hybrid resiliency platform to serve the specific needs of telcos, mobile network operators, enterprises and maritime connectivity providers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Internet services provider Palau Telecoms is already enjoying the exceptional performance of the seamless solution supporting business continuity and profitability.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The new solution represents fully-managed ‘bandwidth-on-demand' connectivity, with intelligent routing and resiliency. Unique to SES, the multi-orbit approach, which leverages the wide coverage capabilities of Geostationary Earth Orbit satellites and the innovative high throughput capabilities of Medium Earth Orbit satellites, allows virtually 100% availability of services. ... Tue, 23 May 2017 06:05:27 +0100 Interbrand Releases Second Annual Breakthrough Brands Report in Collaboration with the New York ... <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">)-- <a href=""><span style="color:#002B42">Interbrand</span></a> announces its second annual Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report in partnership with </span><a href=""><span style="color:#002B42">New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)</span></a><span style="color:black">, </span><a href="http://cts.businesswire. ... Tue, 23 May 2017 05:32:38 +0100 mTAB® Expands Global Marketing Research Capabilities <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- mTAB, a U.S.-based leading provider of survey data analysis and visualization solutions, today announced an expansion of its global capabilities. Through the acquisition of Gamma Associates in the U.K., establishment of an office in Japan, and a partnership with Analytic Edge in China, mTAB will provide enhanced in-market support for clients.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">“We're so pleased to unite our two companies to provide our client base with the global support they expect,” said Alex Gelman, CEO of mTAB. “Gamma's focus on quality and customer success fits perfectly with our values at mTAB. Gamma's data visualization software, mTABView®, will become one of the core pillars of the mTAB platform and growth story.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Since 1990, Gamma has been mTAB's partner in Europe. ... Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:44 +0100 Stuart Raetzman Appointed CEO of Nestlé Skin Health <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Nestlé has appointed Stuart Raetzman as CEO of Nestlé Skin Health, effective immediately.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">“I am very pleased that Stuart will be leading Nestlé Skin Health as CEO. Nestlé's purpose is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. Under Stuart's leadership, Nestle Skin Health will support our overall mission,” says Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestlé.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Stuart is a healthcare professional with over 25 years' experience. He previously held senior executive positions with several healthcare companies and has worked across a wide spectrum of healthcare categories including pharmaceuticals, biologics, disposable and implantable medical devices, capital equipment and consumer products. Stuart joined the company in 2014 as President, North America. In 2015, he moved to Nestlé Skin Health's global headquarters in Lausanne. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:41:51 +0100 Philip Morris International Highlights Novel E-Vapor Technology in Latest Scientific Update for ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today released its second Scientific Update for Smoke-Free Products, a regular publication on its research efforts to develop and assess a range of potentially reduced-risk alternatives to cigarettes. The full issue is available here: <a href=""></a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">This issue of the Scientific Update focuses on novel approaches to e-vapor products. Technology and innovation can improve user experience and continuously enhance a product's potential to present less risk of harm than smoking. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:12:19 +0100 CYNORA presents record results for high-efficiency blue OLED emitters <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">)-- <strong>CYNORA, a leader in TADF (thermally activated delayed fluorescence) materials for OLEDs, has reached new performance records with its newest blue emitter material. With the current performance, the company is getting close to commercialization of its first product by the end of 2017.</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">Despite urgent requests by the OLED display panel makers for a high-efficiency blue emitter material in the last few years, no material supplier has yet been able to produce such a material. High-efficiency blue emitters are needed to reduce power consumption and increase the display resolution further. At SID 2017, CYNORA will now present a blue emitter with a performance that is very close to the requirements of the panel makers. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:17:38 +0100 ABB to Propose KPMG as External Auditor from 2018 <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- ABB announced today that its Board intends to appoint KPMG as its external auditor effective for the financial year 2018. This decision was taken following a year-long comprehensive external auditor tender process initiated in 2016 in line with international good governance practices. The proposal is subject to shareholder approval at ABB's 2018 Annual General Meeting.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Ernst & Young has been ABB's sole external auditors since 2001 and ABB's Board would like to thank the firm and its auditors for their contribution and dedication over the years. Ernst & Young will audit ABB for fiscal year 2017 as approved at ABB's recent Annual General Meeting.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">ABB looks forward to a constructive and professional relationship with KPMG in the future. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 11:09:45 +0100 Pioneer Auctions announces MASSIVE Liquidation Auction <p><span style="font-size:16px">Appointed by 4 Leading companies in Dubai, <a href="">Pioneer Auctions</a> is proud to announce the Largest Auction of 2017 to date which will include New 5 Star Hotel Furniture, New 5 Star Hotel Hospitality, Kitchen and Catering Equipment and New Medical Equipment, Computers, Monitors, Servers .</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Mr. Mohamad Sharif, Vice Chairman of Arms Group and Pioneer Auctions commented: “This will be by far the largest Auction of 2017 to date in the Gulf. We have negotiated with several leading construction and hotel companies in Dubai and secured in excess of AED50m of inventory that needs to be sold. The items are mostly new and our buyers will secure them at 80-90% less than their book value.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">We anticipate response to our Auction to be bigger than the recent 3 day sales in Dubai. Everyone loves a bargain and with New Item Prices potentially discounted by 80-90% we are looking forward to the excitement. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 08:04:30 +0100 Exit without Exiting - Focusing on the Business and Not the Exit to Achieve a higher Valuation <p><span style="font-size:16px">Business owners often dream of selling their business, reducing their workload and enjoying their financial freedom.  Most business owners have the necessary funds to retire, but simply can&#39;t reduce their involvement out of fear their business will fail without them. Such concerns are not unfounded for small to medium enterprises (SME&#39;s) as the owners are critical to the business.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">As a result, investors tend to avoid businesses with owners that wish to retire, due to the perceived risk of losing goodwill, or they tend to expect a large discount on the valuation for assuming such a risk.   </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">This risk is not limited to just SME&#39;s, even Apple Inc, a fortune 500 company, did not bode well following the departure of its co-founder, Steve Jobs in 1985.  The return of Jobs in 1997 drove Apple&#39;s turnaround, and proper succession planning contributed to Apple&#39;s success today, with Q1 2017 quarterly profits of $17.9 Billion. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 06:55:38 +0100 Ria Money Transfer Officially Launches Operations in GCC Countries and Announces Key Partnerships <p style="text-align:justify"> </p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px"><a href="">Ria Money Transfer (“Ria”)</a>, the third largest money transfer company in the world and subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), has announced its expansion and ramp-up in the GCC countries and has more than 50 key business partnerships in the banking and financial services sector. Speaking at a press conference in Dubai, <strong>Juan Bianchi, CEO & President of Ria Money Transfer</strong> also announced that the company has launched an industry leading outbound remittance service to India, having partnered with three large money transfer agents in the world's number one remittance receiving country. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:45 +0100 A New Merger on the Market of Citizenship by Investment <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">The contract constituting the creation of new partnership between <a href="">RIF TRUST Investments</a> and Tranquility Beach Resort was signed last week by Mimoun Assraoui and Ian “Sugar George” Edwards. This agreement, signed on the 16 May 2017, declares the future collaboration between the parties for the promotion and development of the Tranquility Beach Resort -Curio- A Collection by Hilton that is being built in Dominica. This possibility opens borders for international cooperation towards the endorsement of global citizenship in the Middle East, Africa, CIS and other emerging markets.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">RIF TRUST is a company based in the hub of diversity, Dubai, focused on citizenship by investment programs that are enabling individuals and families internationally to achieve freedom of movement and independence in important aspects of life, by obtaining a second passport. ... Mon, 22 May 2017 05:21:33 +0100 Ramadan – Claims / Accidents Analysis & Road Safety Tips <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">Ramadan is a very special time and it's all about being with the ones close to us, which creates a lot of traffic! This festive period poses unique challenges for all kind of traffic participants.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">The Ramadan specific lifestyle has physical effects on our body - especially when coinciding with the hot summer season like this year. Fasting can result in dehydration and low blood sugar, which in turn can limit our attentiveness, concentration, vision and reaction. In addition to fasting, the unusual eating and sleeping patterns can cause fatigue, exhaustion, impatience and distraction.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px"><a href="">RoadSafetyUAE</a>, <a href="http://www.qic-insured. ... Sun, 21 May 2017 07:09:52 +0100 Wilo Egypt Conducts In-House Seminars at Its New Premises in Cairo <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px"><a href="">Wilo Egypt</a>, the new subsidiary of the German company Wilo SE, the world's leading manufacturers of pumps and pump systems, recently organized in-house seminars at its new premises in Cairo. The two-day seminars aimed to introduce the Egyptian market to Wilo's latest pump solutions and technologies.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">The first day's seminar was held in cooperation with Wilo's distributor Water Life Co., and attended by senior level officers from Water & Wastewater Holding Company (WWHC), while the second day's seminar was in cooperation with Wilo's distributor Kayan Co., and attended by representatives of renowned consultancies in Cairo.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">Commenting on the seminars, Yasser Nagi, Managing Director, Wilo Egypt said, “The Egyptian market is a very large, promising and pivotal market in the region. ... Sun, 21 May 2017 05:20:36 +0100 SoftBank Vision Fund Announces First Major Close <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">(<a href=""><span style="color:#002B42">BUSINESS WIRE</span></a>)-- The SoftBank Vision Fund (the “Fund”) today announced its first major close with over U.S.$93 billion of committed capital. In addition to SoftBank Group Corp (“SBG”) and the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“PIF”) as previously announced, investors in the Fund also include the Mubadala Investment Company of the United Arab Emirates (“Mubadala”), Apple Inc. (“Apple”), Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”), Qualcomm Incorporated (“Qualcomm”) and Sharp Corporation ("Sharp"). The Fund is targeting a total of U.S.$100 billion of committed capital, with a final close within six months. ... Sat, 20 May 2017 14:40:54 +0100 Saudi Aramco and Jacobs Create Joint Venture for Social Infrastructure Program Management ... <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">)-- Saudi Aramco entered into an agreement today with Jacobs (NYSE:JEC) to form a Saudi Arabia-based joint venture company to provide professional program and construction management (PMCM) services for social infrastructure projects throughout the Kingdom and across the Middle East and North Africa. Jacobs' presence in Saudi Arabia spans more than 40 years.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">Jacobs Chairman and CEO Steve Demetriou said, “Our joint venture exemplifies the power of bringing together Saudi Aramco and Jacobs as an effective economic catalyst to support the Kingdom's Vision 2030. The new company combines Jacobs' industry-leading capabilities and our joint project delivery skills to help transform social infrastructure in this rapidly changing region. ... Sat, 20 May 2017 09:51:08 +0100 EB Holdings II, Inc. Comments on Litigation Filed by the GoldenTree Group <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">)-- EB Holdings II, Inc., a Nevada corporation, reports the following information in connection with its EUR 600m PIK Loan Agreement:</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">On August 26, 2016, in Las Vegas, the GoldenTree Group filed a lawsuit in Nevada State Court making numerous, unfounded accusations against EB Holdings II, Inc., Howard M. Meyers, Albert P. Lospinoso, Eco-Bat Technologies Limited, Quexco Inc. and RSR Corporation.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">On November 29, 2016, Eco-Bat Technologies Limited, Quexco Inc. and RSR Corporation were dismissed from the lawsuit. ... Sat, 20 May 2017 08:50:48 +0100 MATRIXX Software Founder Jennifer Kyriakakis Receives Woman of Influence Award <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">)-- </span><a href=""><span style="color:#002B42">MATRIXX Software</span></a><span style="color:black"> (</span><a href=""><span style="color:#002B42">http://www.matrixx. ... Sat, 20 May 2017 08:22:55 +0100 A Dad's Case Study—BBPOS Retail Payment Solutions <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">)-- BBPOS newly launched Retail Payment Solutions have evolved; it is extremely powerful and completely mobile. Merchants using mPOS solutions can open new checkout counters immediately to accommodate a sudden influx of customers or when a station crashes. BBPOS devices are so compact that associates can even work with customers while they stand in line to complete transactions.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">Jimmy Tang, Co-Founder & Chief Software Architect of BBPOS shared, ‘On Easter Sunday, I went to Toys”R”Us® with my three-year-old daughter. After careful scrutiny, she chose a set of Legos® and we headed to checkout. All of the lines were long, but most were moving, except ours. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 07:16:35 +0100 Successful launch for SES-15, SES&#39;s First GEO Satellite on Soyuz <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that the SES-15 satellite was successfully launched onboard a Soyuz rocket from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana at 08:54 local time. This is SES&#39;s first satellite to launch on a Soyuz rocket for a geostationary transfer orbit mission.</p> <p>SES-15 carries a hybrid payload, comprising Ku-band wide beams and Ku-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) capability, with connectivity to gateways in Ka-band. SES's first hybrid satellite will be located at the orbital position of 129 degrees West and is equipped with 16 Ku-band transponders (36 MHz equivalent) as well as HTS capabilities to serve North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.</p> <p>SES-15's high throughput payload will deliver optimised and flexible coverage for major global inflight connectivity and entertainment (IFC/IFE) service providers, such as Global Eagle Entertainment, Gogo and Panasonic Avionics. ... Fri, 19 May 2017 06:59:59 +0100 TDK Completes Acquisition of InvenSense <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">(<a href=""><span style="color:#002B42">BUSINESS WIRE</span></a>)-- TDK Corporation (President and CEO: Shigenao Ishiguro, “TDK”) and InvenSense, Inc. (President and CEO: Behrooz Abdi, “InvenSense”) announce that TDK has completed the all-cash acquisition of InvenSense.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">The acquisition price was $13.00 USD per InvenSense share, and the total acquisition price was approximately $1.3 billion USD.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">TDK currently focuses on three market segments: automotive, industrial equipment & energy, and information & communications technology (ICT). ... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:02:23 +0100 Xago Africa and Alevo Analytics Partner with US Trade and Development Agency to Provide ... <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">)-- USTDA is partnering with Kenyan renewable energy developer Xago Africa and US battery storage manufacturer Alevo USA, Inc and analytics service provider Alevo Analytics to support the development of a utility scale solar photovoltaic power plant with integrated battery storage in Siaya County, Kenya. The project will utilize battery storage technology from Alevo and will be among the first utility-scale battery storage installations in Africa.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">A $1.4 million technical study supported by the partnership will also provide detailed analytics for the Kenyan power system and serve as a roadmap to help advance the energy storage market in Kenya. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 15:04:13 +0100 Hytera Debuts LTE-PMR Convergence Solution at CCW 2017 <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">)-- Hytera, a leading global provider of innovative professional mobile radio (PMR) communications solutions, officially launched its highly anticipated LTE-PMR Convergence Solution at Critical Communications World 2017 (CCW 2017), at Asia World-Expo on May 16 in Hong Kong.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">Hytera's LTE-PMR Convergence Solution comprises cutting-edge multi-mode advanced radio terminals, narrowband-broadband infrastructure, and management software. It incorporates feature-rich broadband technologies while ensuring that critically important voice services remain reliably accessible using narrowband technologies such as TETRA, DMR, and PDT. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 14:36:19 +0100 Plarium Global Launches ‘Terminator Genisys: Future War' on Mobile Devices <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href=""><span style="color:blue">BUSINESS WIRE</span></a>)-- <a href=""><span style="color:blue">Plarium</span></a>, a leading developer of mobile, social and web-based games with over 250 million users, announces the release of <em>Terminator Genisys: Future War™ </em>for iOS and Android mobile devices. The clan-based massively multiplayer online (MMO) strategy game pits man versus machine in a global battle for the fate of humanity. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Plarium has expanded the <em>Terminator Genisys</em> narrative that follows the conclusion of the Skydance film<em>, </em>when the remnants of the Resistance are locked in a civil war over the few resources and weapons remaining. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 13:58:36 +0100 O3b Networks Works with Project Loon Team to Reconnect People Recovering from Floods in Peru <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href=""><span style="color:#002B42">O3b Networks</span></a><span style="color:black">, a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, today announced that it has worked with X, Alphabet's self-described “moonshot factory,” to provide high throughput, low latency broadband internet and 4G/LTE mobile service via Project Loon in Peru.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">Recently, the El Niño weather phenomenon has deluged parts of Peru with nearly 10 times the typical rainfall, causing widespread flooding and mudslides which have caused heavy damage to telecommunications infrastructure. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 13:14:41 +0100 Intuit Launches Free Practice Management Features in QuickBooks Online Accountant <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">)-- Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) announced today the availability of free Practice Management features in QuickBooks Online Accountant, significantly reducing the number of tools accounting professionals need to manage their practice. Accountants in Australia, Canada, France, the United Kingdom and United States can now access the features directly in QuickBooks Online Accountant. The new work dashboard is fully mobile-enabled and gives accountants the power to track their work in the same place where they get it done. The availability of this first set of practice management features is the first step toward providing an end-to-end practice management solution designed with the accounting professional in mind. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 12:49:40 +0100 Cryolys® Evolution: Embedded Cooling Module Designed for the Precellys® Evolution Homogenizer <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">)-- On the occasion of Biotechnica, the international trade show for biotechnology and life sciences (Hannover, Germany, from May 16 to 18, 2017), BERTIN, subsidiary of CNIM Group, presents its latest generation of patented cooling module for Precellys<sup>®</sup>Evolution homogenizers: the Cryolys<sup>®</sup> Evolution. It enables to keep the temperature of the samples between 0°C and 10°C during homogenization preventing them from heat degradation.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">This new version of Cryolys<sup>®</sup> is installed on the top of Bertin's Precellys<sup>®</sup> Evolution homogenizer without any air pipe or power cable – it is powered directly through the Precellys<sup>®</sup> unit. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 12:19:17 +0100 Indian Firms Look to Dubai International Financial Centre for Growth <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px"><a href="">Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)</a>, the leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia is attracting a number of Indian financial services related firms, making it the destination of choice for them to access the region. This was reaffirmed during a special event on Wednesday 17 May where DIFC hosted a number of top-tier consultancy firms from India, aimed at further reinforcing the financial centre's strong ties with the country.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">DIFC's links to India are already strong. From hosting just one financial institution in 2007, DIFC is now home to many Indian firms. DIFC's 2024 strategy aims for even further growth, and has ambitious plans to attract more Indian banks, financial institutions and firms operating out of the centre. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 10:37:37 +0100 Ascend Exhibiting Vydyne® PA66 E&E, Industrial Applications at Chinaplas 2017 <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, the largest fully integrated producer of PA66 resin, will showcase its latest technology at Chinaplas 2017. Applications on display at the booth will include cable ties and fasteners; electrical and electronic components; and industrial, building and construction components made with various grades of Ascend's Vydyne<sup>®</sup> PA66.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:black">Vydyne PA66 is available in numerous grades and is designed to help customers meet strict specifications. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 09:11:30 +0100 OPPO Launches F3, the latest &#39;Group Selfie&#39; Expert with Dual Front Selfie Camera <p><span style="font-size:16px"><a href="">OPPO</a> has launched the F3, the latest model to drive the next wave of the selfie revolution. The F3 packs a dual front-facing selfie camera - a high-resolution 16MP camera for standard selfies, paired with a wide-angle camera with a field-of-view that is 2 times larger than the standard selfie camera for group selfies. The F3 also has the Beautify 4.0 pre-installed, packed into a sleek metal body design with a 5.5 inch FHD In-Cell screen, giving one of the most vivid and colorful displays in the market. Priced at 1,199 AED. The F3 is now being sold in the United Arab Emirates, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">“Selfies and group selfies have now become a social norm for our consumers. The F3 will let consumers enjoy a hassle-free group selfie experience and further reinforce OPPO's leading position in camera phone innovation in the industry,” said Sky Li, OPPO Vice President and Managing Director of International Mobile Business. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:19:20 +0100 UAE-based Company Offers Complete Online Threat Monitoring Package for Airport Authorities and ... <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif">Airports are the central hubs of our world – miniature self-contained cities that provide to the needs of hundreds of thousands of people daily, from travel to entertainment to housing. Airports are very visible on many levels and channels, and have hundreds of visible assets, both physically, and online as well. There are always threats to these assets, in the form of scammers, criminals, and threat actors. Airports need to have these threats and issues monitored, reported, and addressed.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-family:times new roman,times,serif">Enter <a href="">Managed FZ-LLC</a>, leaders in the industry of Online Threat Monitoring, and their BrandHawk Online Brand Abuse Monitoring service. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 12:21:17 +0100 OT Partners with Hoomano to Securely Connect Robots and Deploy a Wide Range of Innovative Use ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announces its partnership with Hoomano, a pioneer in social robotics, focused on real-world interaction robotic software, to deploy new services in a secure environment for the Internet-of-Things and the Robotics space.</p> <p>Through this partnership, OT and Hoomano bring together their expertise to develop robot-agnostic software solutions in a secured hardware environment. Hoomano already enhances social robots with artificial intelligence, so that the general public and robots can interact instinctively. With OT's solution, robots will not only interact in the best possible way, they will also benefit from an optimized connectivity and essential level of trust to answer requirements of industries such as Retail, Banking, Hospitality & Healthcare. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 12:09:22 +0100 ALTV Launches Hit User-Generated Show to New Audiences in Morocco <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- ALTV, the fastest growing free streaming service for user-generated content recently launched in the Middle East and North Africa, has today announced its launch of the first ever user-generated current events show in Morocco.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The Moroccan launch of the daily show, Li Share3 Wijhat Nadar, the Arabic transliteration of “Street's Point of View”, comes soon after the show first grabbed the attention of Egyptian audiences where it was launched earlier this year.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Conceived as part of ALTV's mission to turn viewers from across the MENA region into digital content creators, Street's Point of View shares the perspectives of everyday people on the day's local and global trending topics. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 11:23:14 +0100 Rimini Street, Inc. and GP Investments Acquisition Corp. ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="" rel="nofollow">Rimini Street, Inc.</a> (“Rimini Street” or the “Company”) and GP Investments Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: GPIA; GPIAW; GPIAU) (“GPIAC”) have entered into a definitive merger agreement, which will result in the merger of Rimini Street with and into GPIAC. At closing of the transaction, GPIAC is expected to be renamed Rimini Street, Inc. and continue trading on NASDAQ under the new ticker symbol “RMNI.”</p> <p>Rimini Street, founded in 2005, is the leading global provider of independent enterprise software support services. The Company provides subscription-based support services for software products licensed by Oracle Corporation, SAP SE and other software vendors. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 06:16:16 +0100 Ascend to Exhibit Vydyne® PA66 Automotive Applications at Chinaplas 2017 <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of PA66 resin, will exhibit a full range of automotive applications at Chinaplas 2017.</p> <p>On display at booth 11.2B41 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China will be PA66 automotive parts for cooling systems, oil management, powertrain, tire cord and electrical components.</p> <p>“Drivers are expecting more from their cars than ever before. They expect more technology, better performance, higher fuel efficiency and greater comfort,” said Philip Jeszke, global segment leader for the automotive industry at Ascend Performance Materials. “OEMs and part manufacturers trust that Ascend's world-class, integrated operations provide them with the quality and supply assurance they need to remain competitive in the marketplace.”</p> <p>Ascend's portfolio of PA66 resins and engineered compounds offer OEMs light-weighting solutions with enhanced thermal and hydrolysis resistance. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 05:39:37 +0100 Top Management Resources Group (TMR) launches ‘Career Transition Strategy & Guidance ... <p><a href=""><span style="font-size:13.0pt">Top Management Resources Group (TMR)</span></a><span style="font-size:13.0pt"> have announced the launch of a dedicated <strong>‘</strong></span><strong><span style="font-size:13.0pt">Career Transition Strategy & Guidance Program'.</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:13.0pt">The program has been developed <strong>specifically for senior executives & managers</strong>, and is being used by employers to provide additional support for senior level employees facing redundancy, or for other situations when an employee will non-voluntarily depart from the business. </span></p> <h6><span style="font-size:13.0pt">Dedicated support is provided on a one to one basis and includes analysis of personal and professional strengths and weaknesses, assistance with fine tuning resume & online profiles, development of a job search strategy and identification of target employers. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 05:08:28 +0100 Fetchr Secures $41 Million In Series B Funding Led By New Enterprise Associates, To Continue ... <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:14px"><a href=""><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif">Fetchr</span></a><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif">, a delivery-business and consumer technology app dedicated to disrupting shipping by eliminating the need for a traditional address, using its patented mobile technology solutions, today announced that it has raised $41 million in a Series B financing round led by </span><a href=""><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif">New Enterprise Associates Inc. (NEA)</span></a><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif">, to continue expanding globally and developing its proprietary technology. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 17:20:25 +0100 OpenLink Launches the First Comprehensive Trading, Treasury and Risk Cloud Platform <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- OpenLink, the global leader in trading, treasury and risk management solutions for the energy, commodities, corporate and financial services industries, today announced the launch of OpenLink Cloud – the world's first and most comprehensive enterprise Cloud platform for trading, treasury and risk management.</p> <p>OpenLink Cloud is designed to transform trading, treasury and risk departments, combining the best of OpenLink's flagship products with an extensible and transparent platform for unprecedented agility and innovation. Delivering the highest standards of security for highly regulated, data-intensive organizations, OpenLink Cloud combines the strength and security of the Microsoft Azure platform with best-of-breed OpenLink security and tools to ensure that our clients' mission-critical systems and data are protected at all times. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 11:55:09 +0100 Boehringer Ingelheim strengthens early science portfolio through comprehensive multifaceted ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Boehringer Ingelheim and Peking University (PKU) today announced an ambitious strategic partnership with the aim of jointly advancing early science innovation across a range of areas of high medical need.</p> <p>The partnership will implement a multifaceted collaboration model that nimbly and flexibly caters for the specific needs of the involved research groups. It will comprise project based research, a joint post-doctorate fellowship program and a number of Boehringer Ingelheim endowed investigators. The partnership aims to strengthen Boehringer Ingelheim's portfolio of early and unique pipeline projects supporting the company's aspiration to be at the forefront of science and technology and deliver more first in class medicines with breakthrough potential. It takes Boehringer Ingelheim's research and development efforts in Asia to the next level. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 11:08:33 +0100 Peter Bodin named Global CEO-elect of Grant Thornton <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Peter Bodin will lead Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL), the global entity of one of the world's leading professional services networks with 47,000 people at member firms in over 130 countries, it was announced today. Bodin, the former CEO of Grant Thornton Sweden, will assume the role with effect from 1 January 2018 for a five year term, succeeding Ed Nusbaum who will retire at the end of this year after eight years as CEO.</p> <p>Speaking from London where GTIL is based, Peter Bodin said, “I am honoured and excited to be given this opportunity to lead Grant Thornton into its next era of growth and expansion. I have always believed sustainable business success is built on having the right people, leadership and culture. My role will be to create an environment that allows Grant Thornton people and firms to collaborate, not just with each other but with clients and other stakeholders, to grow into the world's best professional services organisation. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 10:46:43 +0100 Agatha&#39;s Content Management Cloud for Life-Sciences and Healthcare Accelerates Its ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Agatha Inc. today announced the acceleration of the global expansion of Agatha's Quality and Content Management Cloud Service for the Life-sciences and Healthcare (<a href="" rel="nofollow"></a>). Agatha further enters into the global market after a track record of successful clients in Japan, Europe and US.<br /> Agatha will present the market&#39;s most easy-to-use and cost effective cloud service at DIA 2017 Annual Meeting held in Chicago during June 18-22.</p> <p><strong>Easy-to-use and cost effective with compliance</strong></p> <p>Traditional regulatory compliant document management systems struggle to add more and more features and to address growing complexity. The existing legacy systems are difficult to use without extensive training and very expensive. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 10:26:05 +0100 International Fund for Houbara Conservation Receives Honorary Award at Fes Meknes Economic ... <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px"><a href="">The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC)</a> received an honorary award at the Fes Meknes Economic Forum that was held for the first time this year between May 10<sup>th</sup> to 12<sup>th</sup> in Fes, Morocco and organized by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Fes Meknes. </span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:16px">The Fund was recognized for all its efforts in contributing to the economic boost of the local Moroccan community through its sustainability efforts in conserving the Houbara bustard. Representing the Fund at the award ceremony was H.E. Majid Al Mansouri, Board Member, Rapporteur of IFHC Governing Board and Managing Director, who received the award at the Forum that gathered national and international decision-makers that are concerned with economic issues and encouraging investment and trade. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 10:02:04 +0100 QIHAN Unveils Multi-service Platform System for Sanbot Robot <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- QIHAN Technology Company (QIHAN), a Chinese company focused on innovations in robotics, AI and video analysis, announced today a Multi-service Platform System (MPS) for Sanbot, its intelligent, cloud-enabled humanoid robot. The MPS solution is a centralized management system that enables businesses to control and monitor their fleet of interactive Sanbot robots from anywhere – bringing personalized communications and services to companies worldwide.</p> <p>With MPS, businesses can customize and create tasks for Sanbot on a PC, tablet or smartphone and distribute them to a fleet of Sanbots over the QIHAN cloud. Using Sanbot's open API, MPS allows businesses to upload and share customized marketing content including PowerPoint presentations, audio, video, or text files. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 08:56:20 +0100 SES Industry Days Opens its Tenth Edition Focused on Innovating Video Delivery <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today the opening of its annual Industry Days conference. The event, rebranded into “iD17” and taking place on 16 and 17 May at Luxembourg Congress, is focusing on the theme “Innovating Video Delivery” for its tenth edition.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">This year's conference gathers 290 delegates from the entire video value chain between satellite and end-consumer - broadcasters, manufacturers, software developers and other suppliers - to exchange ideas and views about innovative technologies and developments in satellite transmission and reception. Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy more than 25 demonstrations, ranging from Ultra HD and Virtual Reality to new antennas and SAT>IP technologies. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 08:43:33 +0100 Ascend Performance Materials Returns to Chinaplas to Showcase Vydyne® PA66 Portfolio <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Ascend Performance Materials, the largest fully integrated producer of PA66 resin, will exhibit a range of products for automotive, home and commercial and industrial applications at Chinaplas 2017.</p> <p>Ascend manufactures specialized formulations of PA66 for use in <a href="" rel="nofollow">automotive components</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow">consumer goods</a>, <a href=" ... Tue, 16 May 2017 08:33:33 +0100