AETOS Wire Latest Press Releases from AETOS Wire Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:58:22 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Kasada Secures Strategic Partnership With IFC to Support the Hospitality Sector in Sub-Saharan ... Kasada has secured a strategic partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to create a large hotel portfolio in Sub-Saharan Africa through a US$160 million debt facility, of which a US$80 million senior loan was disbursed by IFC and Proparco to finance the first transaction of the fund. (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kasada Capital Management (Kasada), the investment platform within Kasada Group dedicated to hospitality investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, today announced that IFC will form a partnership with Kasada Hospitality Fund LP by providing senior loan financing to accelerate Kasada's strategy of building a strong and resilient hotel portfolio across sub-Saharan Africa. IFC will extend up to US$160 million of debt funding to Kasada, backing its plan to support the hospitality sector and instil globally recognised ESG practices in its hotels. The first loan granted by IFC, in collaboration with Proparco as a parallel lender is to finance, on a long term basis, Kasada's acquisition of eight Accor-managed hotels, run under the Pullman, Novotel and Ibis brands, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast (4 hotels); Dakar, Senegal (3 hotels); and Douala, Cameroon (1 hotel). ... Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:45:02 +0100 6th Global Business Forum Africa descends on Dubai this October The sixth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) Africa will be held in Dubai on October 13-14, 2021 under the theme Transformation Through Trade. This year's Forum is organised by Dubai Chamber and Expo 2020 Dubai on the sidelines of Expo 2020 Dubai, a mega event bringing together 173 countries and 24 international organisations. GBF Africa 2021 will shed light on the global economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on trade and business around the world. The high-level forum will take a closer look at Africa's next phase of economic development in post-pandemic era and beyond, as discussions examine the role of cross-border collaboration in creating new business opportunities and driving sustainable growth across the continent.    As a catalyst for expanding trade links and economic cooperation between Africa and the UAE, the upcoming event builds on the substantial progress achieved by the previous five editions of the forum, which paved the way for new bilateral partnerships and economic benefits. ... Tue, 27 Jul 2021 08:09:57 +0100 Cat Rock Capital Issues Presentation on Just Eat (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cat Rock Capital Management LP (together with its affiliates, “Cat Rock Capital”), a long-term oriented investment firm and beneficial owner of approximately 10.0 million shares of the common stock of Just Eat NV (“Just Eat”, “JET”, or “the Company”) (LSE: JET, AMS: TKWY, NASDAQ: GRUB), representing circa 4.7% of Just Eat's outstanding shares, today issues a public presentation on recent developments at the Company. This presentation is available at and upon request via Cat Rock Capital also comments: “Cat Rock Capital has been a shareholder of Just Eat and its predecessor companies for over four years, and we have intensively researched the global online food delivery sector over the past six years. “We believe JET is a fantastic online food delivery business with #1 positions in markets representing 90% of its revenue,(1) a huge runway for continued organic growth, and highly experienced operational management. ... Tue, 27 Jul 2021 07:48:01 +0100 Thales Biometric Payment Card: a Secure Innovation in Your Pocket (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Payment cards are familiar products, which are part of our daily lives. They have evolved quickly over recent years with the emergence of contactless technology. At the heart of this move, Thales has helped banks to constantly reinvent the card itself and offer the best payment experience. This new innovative card, which integrates a biometric sensor, provides users with increased security and convenience. This latest generation of cards represents a key milestone in the payment space. The contactless biometric card dramatically simplifies proximity payments and also provides an essential level of privacy and confidence. The user's fingerprint data is loaded on the card via a simple and secure personal enrollment process, carried out from home or at a bank branch. In addition, none of the biometric details used for the enrolment are shared with any third party; the fingerprint in the card's chip is only used to provide a local authentication of the cardholder when paying contactless. Neither the retailer nor the bank get access to biometric data as it stays securely stored in the chip of the card. ... Tue, 27 Jul 2021 06:57:10 +0100 HKTDC Twin Jewellery Events Open in Hong Kong (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, opened on 25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and will run until 29 July. The twin shows are the first two physical trade fairs to be staged by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), since the pandemic began and are being held in a hybrid format for the first time, with both physical and online exhibitions. The online show will run until 5 August to help global jewellers capture business opportunities as the pandemic continues. The physical fairs have attracted close to 440 exhibitors and are open to jewellery-loving public visitors for the first time. Exhibitors are coming from Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Switzerland and the United States. Some of the overseas exhibitors are also joining the online exhibition. In addition to local trade buyers, the HKTDC has mobilised its 50 global offices to invite overseas buyers to take part in the fairs and conduct business deals via video conferencing. ... Mon, 26 Jul 2021 13:40:52 +0100 ABB to Divest Mechanical Power Transmission Division (Dodge) to RBC Bearings for $2.9 Billion (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ABB today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to divest its Mechanical Power Transmission division (Dodge) to RBC Bearings Incorporated (Nasdaq: ROLL), for $2.9 billion in cash. The transaction will create a leading manufacturer of highly engineered, performance-critical bearings and motion control components. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the year 2021, subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review. For more than 140 years, the Dodge business has been a leader in the design, production, and marketing of mounted bearings, enclosed gearing, and power transmission components. It offers one of the broadest portfolios of mechanical power transmission products in the market, selling to industries such as surface mining, aggregates & cement, warehousing and food & beverage. Dodge has roughly 1,500 employees worldwide and achieved revenues of approximately $600 million for the last twelve months ending June 30, 2021, of which more than 90 percent were generated in the Americas. The operating EBITA margin was approximately 23 percent. It produces at six manufacturing sites – 5 in the U.S. ... Mon, 26 Jul 2021 12:30:42 +0100 LG LAUNCHES 4K OLED TV LINEUP IN THE GULF REGION, WITH AI PICTURE, SOUND AND ARABIC VOICE SUPPORT LG Electronics (LG) has today announced the availability of its latest industry-leading OLED televisions in the Gulf region – a flagship TV lineup upgraded with features such as a new OLED panel, greater color accuracy and contrast, an enhanced AI processor and redesigned webOS interface for an even more seamless end-user experience. LG's 2021 OLED TVs, spearheaded by the G1 and C1 series, represent the company's most comprehensive range of OLED TVs to date, with exciting new models that build on the brand's legacy of superior picture quality. LG's latest G1 series features OLED evo, the next step in the evolution of OLED TV technology that delivers better luminosity for higher brightness and punchy images with amazing clarity, detail and realism. A Range of Sizes Catering to Every Home When it comes to the ultimate viewing experience of OLED, LG's C1 series boasts a host of size options, including a 48-inch TV typically favored by gamers, to the all-new 83-inch model, offering a truly cinematic, full-screen experience from the comfort of home. ... Mon, 26 Jul 2021 11:31:39 +0100 First-of-Its-Kind “Pathways to Dairy Net Zero” Initiative to Raise Climate Ambition for the ... Global Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative is being created to accelerate climate change action throughout the dairy sector. New research is being conducted to identify where positive change is possible across all types of dairy systems and regions. The entire international dairy supply chain, which produces nutritious foods for six billion people and provides livelihoods for one billion people worldwide, is called on to increase their climate actions and join this movement. Initiative announced at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit (Rome) on Monday, July 26, 19.30 CEST. (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A first-of-its-kind Pathways to Dairy Net Zero initiative is being developed to accelerate climate change action throughout the global dairy sector. Announced today at the United Nations (UN) Food Systems Pre-Summit, the climate effort will be unlike any other in agriculture in terms of size, breadth, and scope. ... Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:31:54 +0100 ABB to present sustainable solutions at Dubai EXPO 2020 ABB will participate in the Dubai EXPO 2020 as an official partner of the Swedish Pavilion and showcase its leading technology in a digital and interactive way partnering with more than 100 companies and institutions. With a history of more than 130 years and Sweden as one of the birthplaces of the company, ABB will join the country's efforts to highlight the most innovative solutions that will help build a smart society under the pavilion's theme of “Co-creation for Innovation”. The exhibition is the first Expo ever that is taking place in the Middle East. A meeting point for businesses and governments, EXPO 2020 will run from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. As part of its presence in Dubai ABB will highlight how plastic waste is turned into furniture using a specially adapted robot from ABB and how the sustainability and production efficiency of mining operations can be increased by using smart, digital solutions. ... Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:07:37 +0100 Women in India are the first in the world to receive new heat-stable carbetocin formulation to ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- After nearly a decade of public-private collaboration, Ferring Pharmaceuticals today announces the first use of heat-stable carbetocin (Carbetocin Ferring) for the prevention of excessive bleeding after birth, known as postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). Heat-stable carbetocin is now available for use in healthcare facilities across India, in the prevention of excessive bleeding following vaginal and caesarean section births. This major maternal health milestone has been eagerly awaited since the publication of the CHAMPION (Carbetocin HAeMorrhage PreventION) trial results in 20182 - a study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of a collaboration with MSD for Mothers* and Ferring Pharmaceuticals. These data contributed to heat-stable carbetocin being added to the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (EML),3 as well as an update in the WHO's recommendations on uterotonics for the prevention of excessive bleeding after birth.4 “Today is an unforgettable milestone for maternal health in India. ... Mon, 26 Jul 2021 07:59:19 +0100 Peru Strengthens Its Revival Through Expo 2020 Dubai (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Export and Tourism Promotion Commission – PROMPERÚ reaffirmed Peru's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, which was to take place last year, but had been postponed due to the pandemic and will now be held from October 1 until March 2022.  “The development of Expo Dubai marks a new milestone in the process of economic revival, becoming the ideal opportunity for our country to reassert itself in the economic, commercial and tourist arena, positioning us before the eyes of the world,” said Amora Carbajal, executive president of PROMPERÚ. The announcement was made after signing an agreement with DP World, a port logistics operator that will allow the best products to be sent from Peru to Dubai so that millions of visitors from all over the world may enjoy and get to know this country better. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY The Peruvian booth will promote various activities such as business roundtables related to the textile sector to boost its alpaca fiber and Peruvian cotton. With the aim of showing the diversity in natural raw materials, food fairs will be held, where superfoods will be front and center. ... Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:48:43 +0100 MAURITIUS WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLERS FOLLOWING ACCELERATION OF VACCINATION PROGRAMME Mauritius has opened its borders to international travellers, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated, from 15 July 2021. Phase 1 of reopening of the borders for the Indian Ocean Island will run until 30 September 2021 and allows vaccinated guests to stay in one of 14 chosen “resort bubbles”. Holidaymakers will have access to all facilities of the chosen hotel including the swimming pool and beach. If guests stay for 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay, then they may also travel around the island freely for the rest of their stay. However, for shorter stays, they may leave the resort earlier and travel back home. The approved Covid-19 safe resorts is available on: The decision to reopen Mauritius came following the successful acceleration of the country's vaccination programme. International tourism represents a large amount of the nation's GDP and the Mauritian government took the decision in January to include tourism workers and hotel staff as frontline workers to ensure visitors will be welcomed into a safe and secure environment. Hon. ... Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:19:25 +0100 Umbrella Beach Project to Put UAE's Fujairah on Global Tourism Map (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Umbrella Beach, an ambitious tourism project now underway on the eastern coast of the UAE, appears set to put the Emirate of Fujairah on the international tourism map. Slated for completion later this year, the project's first phase will include at least 15 storefronts, to be eventually followed by a range of upscale retail outlets, restaurants, and other tourist-friendly attractions. “As one of the UAE's smaller emirates, Fujairah is frequently overlooked by tourists and visitors to the country,” project manager Abdullah Taleb says. “The Umbrella Beach project plans to rectify this by drawing attention to Fujairah's vast tourism potential, including its striking modernity, impressive work ethic, and breathtaking natural beauty.” ‘Something for Everyone' Located on the Fujairah corniche, Umbrella Beach will afford visitors access to the area's pristine beaches on the scenic Gulf of Oman. Promising an all-in-one leisure experience, the project is spearheaded by a team of leading brands and developers, all of whom are keen to present Fujairah as a world-class tourism and shopping destination. ... Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:52:37 +0100 ARZAN WEALTH SUCCESSFULLY SELLS AN OFFICE BUILDING IN THE NETHERLANDS Arzan Wealth (DIFC) Limited (‘Arzan Wealth'), a Dubai-based advisory firm regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, is pleased to announce that it has advised its client on the sale of an office building in Leiden, The Netherlands. The sold property is a high-quality office building comprises 20,616 sq.m. of office accommodation over 10 floors with 586 car park spaces and is built according to BREEAM "Excellent" standards and located in Leiden Central Business District, The Netherlands. The property serves as the Global Headquarters of Heerema Marine Contractors, a leading marine contractor for offshore oil & gas fields. The Heerema asset was acquired in mid-2016 as part of Arzan Wealth's yielding asset platform with an objective of producing an average annual yield of 8% to investors, and providing both predictable income and protection of capital. Arzan Wealth acted as the Sub Strategic Advisor on the exit of this investment that has generated favorable returns for the investors during the five-year holding period. ... Mon, 26 Jul 2021 05:26:42 +0100 Earnix Announces Acquisition to Fuel Transformative New Usage-Based Auto Insurance Offering (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Earnix, a global provider of advanced rating, pricing, and product personalization solutions for insurers and banks, announced it has acquired AI-powered telematics provider Driveway Software Corporation's assets and will be joined by Driveway's strong and highly capable team of domain rich experts. The assets, including a state-of-the-art telematics app, will serve as a cornerstone in establishing a new and transformative offering in Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) and Behavior-Based Insurance (BBI). With Earnix, insurers are now able to leverage intelligent telematics for best-in-class risk modeling, pricing and rating to enhance the customer experience by identifying and delivering the right personalized UBI and BBI offers in real-time. The central value proposition driven by this acquisition is Driveway's proven consumer telematics app that will be integrated as a core component within Earnix's UBI/BBI offering. The new offering represents an innovative and fresh approach that empowers auto insurers to more efficiently manage the entire lifecycle for personalized telematics-based UBI/BBI through a mobile-centric engagement. ... Sun, 25 Jul 2021 05:15:52 +0100 Wipro Recognized as 2021 Microsoft Modernizing Applications Partner of the Year (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has won the 2021 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in the Modernizing Applications category. In addition, Wipro was also named as a category finalist in the 2021 AI Partner of the Year category, solidifying its reputation as an innovator in multiple sectors. This recognition highlights Wipro's deep expertise and ability to go above and beyond for its customers, powered by an established partnership with Microsoft. Even when working with complex customer environments, spanning across hundreds of servers with different applications of different versions, Wipro was able to help customers meet their business needs and leverage the power of public cloud in an efficient way. “Global enterprises have embraced modernization at an unprecedented scale and pace, and the demands of the past year show no sign of easing. We are honored to be named Microsoft's Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year. ... Sun, 25 Jul 2021 05:06:41 +0100 NHOA Masterplan10x and Strategic Ambitions €230 Million New Financial Resources Contemplated (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News: NHOA's Chief Executive Officer, Carlalberto Guglielminotti, presented to the Board of Directors the outcome of a comprehensive strategic review of NHOA (Paris:NHOA), started by the management after the signing of the agreement between the new majority shareholder TCC (TWSE: 1101) and ENGIE, aimed at updating short and long-term objectives and setting a layout to guide future growth and development in the context of the new horizons ahead with TCC. NHOA's chairman, Mr. Nelson Chang stated that “The recent natural catastrophes of massive floods in Western Europe and central China and the scorching wildfires in Northern America clearly demonstrate that global warming is a real threat to humanity's survival. NHOA sees the urgency and will be fully engaged in helping our world decarbonise to reduce such threat of climate change.” The outcome of such strategic review resulted in new short-term targets and long-term outlook, namely “Masterplan10x” and new strategic ambitions of NHOA (“Strategic Ambitions”) prepared by the Executive Committee of NHOA and unanimously approved by the Board of Directors. ... Sat, 24 Jul 2021 14:09:55 +0100 The Coretec Group Further Expands CHS Evaluation Partnerships (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Coretec Group, Inc., (OTCQB: CRTG), developers of engineered silicon and 3D volumetric displays, has entered into an agreement with The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to evaluate The Coretec Group's Cyclohexasilane (CHS) in the creation of silicon anodes. CEA's focus will be on the following areas: optimization of silicon nanowire growth by tuning temperature, time, quantity, and metal catalysts, characterization of product by infrared spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy, and direct comparisons of silicon nanowires made with The Coretec Group's CHS, and silicon nanowires made with diphenyl silane, specifically nanowire morphology and yield. CEA's evaluation has the potential to impact silicon anodes by providing an alternative method to fabricating them with the desired size, aspect ratios, and morphology. Dr. Pascale Chenevier will be leading the research, a senior scientist in nanoscience for energy at CEA, France since 2004 that has 46 peer-reviewed papers and 9 patents. ... Sat, 24 Jul 2021 13:42:20 +0100 Wyss Center Partners With Artiria Medical to Accelerate a Novel Therapy for Cerebral Vasospasm (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Wyss Center and Artiria Medical today announced a new partnership to accelerate the translation of a novel technology that has the potential to reduce deaths and improve quality of life for stroke patients. Artiria Medical, an early-stage medical device company focused on disruptive neurovascular products, has been developing the technology and is now joining forces with the Wyss Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing state-of-the-art therapies to the patient. The team has received support from the Swiss Innovation Agency, Innosuisse, to test and validate the efficacy of the therapy preclinically, in preparation for human clinical studies. Stroke is the third leading cause of disability worldwide with more than 80 million people living with long-term impairments as a result. Some strokes result in bleeding in the brain. Such hemorrhagic strokes can lead to severe cerebral vasospasm - an uncontrolled contraction of brain arteries - in the days that follow, depriving entire brain regions of blood with devastating consequences. ... Sat, 24 Jul 2021 10:58:56 +0100 CyberArk Named a Leader in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management (BUSINESS WIRE)-- CyberArk (NASDAQ: CYBR) today announced it was named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Privileged Access Management1. The company was positioned both highest in ability to execute and furthest in completeness of vision for the third time in a row. Over the past year, CyberArk has driven significant product innovations and made it even easier for global organizations of all sizes to take a security-first approach to protecting the growing number and types of identities – wherever they exist – in the cloud, across DevOps workflows and throughout increasingly fragile supply chains. From its advanced on-premises offerings to its growing SaaS portfolio, CyberArk delivers the only Identity Security platform, centered on privileged access management, to provide unmatched customer satisfaction while boosting operational efficiencies and driving down cybersecurity risk – at scale. ... Sat, 24 Jul 2021 07:23:41 +0100 IDEMIA Will Present Its H1 2021 Financial Results to Investors on July 27, 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE)-- IDEMIA, the world leader in Augmented Identity, today announced that it will present its H1 2021 financial results to investors on Tuesday July 27, 2021. Pierre Barrial (President & CEO) and Didier Fontaine (COO/CFO) will be presenting the financial results and taking questions the same day at 4:00 pm CET (3:00 pm London Time / 10:00 am New York Time). For more information, please refer to our website: About IDEMIA IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. ... Sat, 24 Jul 2021 07:09:25 +0100 NHOA: First EV Fastcharging Network Enabled by Renewables, Energy Storage and 100% Grid Integrated (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News: In the context of the Masterplan10x and the Strategic Ambitions released by NHOA (Paris:NHOA) on the date hereof, and of the approval of the Board of Directors of Free2Move eSolutions, Carlalberto Guglielminotti, NHOA's Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Free2Move eSolutions, announces the project to develop the first electric vehicle fastcharging network 100% vehicle-to-grid integrated (VGI), enabled by renewables and energy storage (the “Atlante Project”). The Atlante Project is also timely in the context of the adoption by the European Commission, on July 14 2021, of the Fit for 55 package whose aims are, among others, having 100% zero-emission cars registered as of 2035 and installing charging and fuelling points at regular intervals on major highways: every 60 kilometres for electric charging and every 150 kilometres for hydrogen refuelling. ... Sat, 24 Jul 2021 06:13:07 +0100 Merck Announces Appointment of Head of China & International for Healthcare (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that Hong Chow will join its Healthcare business sector as Head of China & International on October 1. In this role at Merck, Chow will lead China, Japan as well the regions Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East, Africa and Russia, the franchise of Cardiovascular Metabolism & Endocrinology (CM&E), and the Global Business Innovation team. Chow will report to Peter Guenter, Member of the Executive Board of Merck and CEO Healthcare. She will serve as a member of the Healthcare Executive Committee, and be based in Shanghai, China. “Hong's international experience and strong track record of bringing innovative medicines to patients in need across both developed and emerging markets, most notably China, will help drive our company's strategic priorities,” said Guenter. “I look forward to Hong joining our team and contributing to both our purpose for patients and our Healthcare performance.” Chow holds German citizenship and is currently CEO of Roche Pharmaceuticals in China. She is also a member of the Supervisory Board at Beiersdorf AG. ... Fri, 23 Jul 2021 12:43:11 +0100 rf IDEAS to Showcase Collaboration with Healthcare Partners at HIMSS21 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- rf IDEAS, a leading manufacturer of credential readers for authentication and logical access, will showcase its latest identity access management solutions at HIMSS21, booth #2817. The focus of the conference—transforming healthcare through new technology—allows rf IDEAS and its partners to highlight the latest developments in computer and network access, identity access management, secure pull print, and time and attendance tracking. This year, rf IDEAS is partnering with HP, NetIQ (MicroFocus), KSI, World Wide Technology (WWT), ACDI/PaperCut, Imprivata, mAIrobitics, and Lenovo to present the latest innovations in identity access management for healthcare security. Through these partnerships, healthcare personnel and IT teams have access to solutions for streamlined workflows and easier compliance with HIPAA regulations. “We are delighted to have these incredible partners with us at HIMSS21 to demonstrate how the WAVE ID platform is having a profound impact in the healthcare security ecosystem,” said Tod Besse, rf IDEAS Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. ... Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:31:56 +0100 Invivoscribe Announces Key Submission in the EU, Expanded Presence and Activity in China (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Invivoscribe, Inc., an industry pioneer in developing and commercializing diagnostic products and reagents for hematological malignancies, announced today a key submission in the EU, and expanded presence and activity in China. As of May 26, 2022 IVDs in the EU must be certified per the new in vitro diagnostic regulations (IVDR (2017/746)) prior to being put on the market. Further, all on-market IVDs will require submission to IVDR qualified notified bodies in Europe. As a leading diagnostic company, Invivoscribe, Inc. has demonstrated their preparedness via their early submission to BSI (Netherlands) and has planned and set the stage for further IVDR submissions. In these rapidly evolving times, Invivoscribe, Inc. is poised to continue as a leading provider of oncology precision diagnostics, in the EU and globally, as demonstrated with the June submission of the LeukoStrat® CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay to BSI. ... Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:45:16 +0100 Rocket.Chat Announces Partner Program Upgrade To Expand Ecosystem and Consolidate Its Presence ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rocket.Chat, the leading open-source communication hub, is announcing the release of Catalyst, its new partner program that consolidates all the assets needed to accelerate growth of new and existing partners across the globe. “Since the beginning we have been working in close collaboration with service and technology providers to deliver increased value to our customers, which naturally led us to clearly understand the key aspects needed to support our partners' growth throughout their journey and ultimately leverage their ROI through our partnership. Rocket.Chat's Catalyst materializes these learnings into a journey-based program that will support companies of all sizes that target the same market and want to establish a results-driven, long-lasting relationship with Rocket.Chat,” said Julio Azzini, Global Head of Partnerships at Rocket.Chat. The pandemic forced businesses around the globe to abruptly adopt the remote work environment, on a never-before-seen scale. This presented a unique opportunity for Rocket. ... Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:40:22 +0100 Kymeta Demonstrates LEO and GEO SATCOM Interoperability During Military Battle Lab Exercise (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kymeta (, the communications company making mobile global, announced today seamless interoperability between the Kymeta™ u8 terminal, Kepler Communications low earth orbit (LEO) satellites, and geostationary (GEO) SATCOM terminals at an annual military battle lab exercise focused on the integration of operations, intelligence, and technology. The u8 is the first and only terminal available today to demonstrate the automatic handover between a GEO SATCOM terminal and Kepler LEO constellation with high throughput for communications on the move (COTM) and on the pause (COTP). Today's warfighters require access to command and control (C2) networks providing message traffic, email, VoIP, and VTCs as well as higher throughput networks for sending and receiving large amounts of data. The demonstration proved that access to C2 networks and high throughput communications is possible with a single integrated terminal, the u8. ... Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:56:05 +0100 Wipro launches FieldX, after sales and service solution on ServiceNow (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today launched FieldX, a cloud-based end-to-end digital service lifecycle automation solution built on ServiceNow's Now Platform®. Using FieldX, manufacturing organizations can enhance and scale-up their after-sales customer service operations while reducing costs. Built as part of the ServiceNow Partner Industry Solution Program, FieldX integrates the customer service and field-service management capabilities of the Now Platform with Wipro's Internet of Things (IoT) and Augmented Reality (AR) platforms. By digitizing and automating departmental and cross-enterprise workflows, FieldX allows manufacturers to scale-up operations with reduced costs. FieldX helps manufacturers enhance their customers' experience with omni-channel support that leverages Wipro's process-transformation expertise and technological innovations. It also increases machine uptime through proactive IoT-based monitoring, while AR-based live assistance accelerates issue resolution. ... Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:28:07 +0100 Andersen Global Continues Caribbean Expansion with Nelsons Law Firm (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Establishing a presence in the Cayman Islands, Andersen Global reinforces its existing Caribbean footprint through a Collaboration Agreement with Nelsons Law Firm. Founded in 1994 and led by Managing Partner Steven Barrie, Nelsons Law Firm provides clients with full-service capabilities including corporate and commercial, immigration and local licensing, litigation and insolvency, private client services and trusts, property and criminal law. “We are relationship driven and committed to providing customized, seamless services in the best interest of our clients,” Steven said. “Collaborating with Andersen Global allows us to work with like-minded individuals as we continue to deliver best-in-class solutions for clients locally and internationally.” “The addition of Nelsons is complementary to our other firms in the region and their quality is evident in the work we have done with them to date,” said Mark Vorsatz, Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen CEO. “I am confident that our synergy will result in independent, integrated client solutions. ... Fri, 23 Jul 2021 07:05:44 +0100 Visa to Acquire Currencycloud (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Currencycloud, a global platform that enables banks and fintechs to provide innovative foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments. The acquisition builds on an existing strategic partnership between the two companies and values Currencycloud at £700 million, inclusive of cash and retention incentives. The financial consideration will be reduced by the outstanding equity of Currencycloud that Visa already owns. Currencycloud's cloud-based platform offers a broad set of APIs enabling banks and financial services providers to offer currency exchange services, including real-time notifications on foreign exchange transactions, multi-currency wallets, and virtual account management. The Currencycloud platform supports nearly 500 banking and technology clients with reach in over 180 countries. Currencycloud will strengthen Visa's existing foreign exchange capabilities by extending them to better serve financial institutions, fintechs and partners while enabling new use cases and payment flows. ... Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:25:00 +0100 Citi Drives Liquidity Innovation with the Launch of Real-Time Liquidity Sharing (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Citi is pleased to announce the launch and roll out of a new global Real-Time Liquidity Sharing solution, addressing a pressing need for companies to secure improved efficiencies in liquidity and working capital. Part of Citi's Liquidity Optimization product suite, the new globally consistent platform is launching across six countries and jurisdictions in Asia Pacific – Australia, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan – with other regions and additional markets to follow in line with client demand. The need for improved efficiencies has been heightened by pandemic-driven remote working, rapid changes to business models and ensuing stress on liquidity. Developed in response to client demand for advanced liquidity management technology, Citi's latest innovation enables treasurers to manage intraday liquidity in real-time. With Citi Real-Time Liquidity Sharing, treasury teams can mobilize liquidity and fund intraday payments across multiple accounts and entities in real-time, without having to bother with physical funding of the accounts. ... Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:11:54 +0100 Mavenir Enables Faster 5G Service Creation with its BSS Digital Enablement Platform (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mavenir, the Network Software Provider building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud infrastructure and transforms the way the world connects, today announced its Business Support System (BSS) solution called Mavenir Digital Enablement (MDE) platform. The MDE Platform enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to quickly and easily build new digital offerings through a simplified graphical service experience creator. MDE can be deployed either as a standalone BSS or as an overlay on the CSP's legacy BSS. This solution uses a proven Microservices, API-first, Cloud-Native, Headless (MACH) architecture that is aligned with TM Forum's Open Digital Architecture (ODA) and OpenAPIs. Its low/no-code UI enables agile experience creation. With a unified product catalog, MDE lets CSPs easily develop and deploy new services, speeding both time to market and time to revenue. The solution also provides tools for consolidation and transformation of network usage and non-usage data, which generates insightful information to help deliver hyper-personalized services and offerings through an omnichannel experience. ... Thu, 22 Jul 2021 13:32:42 +0100 Xsolla Launches Game Investment Platform Innovative funding ecosystem aims to align the interests of independent game developers and accredited investors through a revenue-split structure Xsolla and its affiliates to contribute up to $40 million alongside accredited investors to further expand opportunities for developers on the new platform (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xsolla, the leading video game commerce company, today announced the launch of its innovative solution for game developers and investors - Xsolla Game Investment Platform. The company's video game commerce tools have already helped more than 1,500 developers and publishers elevate their efforts to market, sell, connect and optimize over 2,400 games. Its goal is to help bring even more promising games to market through the Xsolla Game Investment Platform. The platform is designed to achieve these important goals: Simplify the fundraising process for independent developers and give them access to capital. Introduce accredited investors to game projects selected by Xsolla's experts. Align the interests of independent game developers and accredited investors through a revenue-split structure. ... Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:50:39 +0100 Wipro Wins Google Cloud Specialization Partner of the Year Award for Application Development (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has received the 2020 Google Cloud Global Specialization Partner of the Year award for Application Development. Wipro was recognized for its achievements in the Google Cloud partner ecosystem for helping joint customers accelerate their digital transformation journey, by developing customized cloud-native applications on Google Cloud's platform. Wipro was selected for this award as it has consistently demonstrated innovative thinking and outstanding customer service, by harnessing Google Cloud to create industry-leading solutions. These innovative solutions and commitment to customer service have simplified digital transformation, while improving operational efficiency for our customers. Google Cloud and Wipro have a long history of successful collaboration. Today's announcement follows the prestigious Google Cloud Partner Specialization badge for Application Development, won by Wipro earlier this year. ... Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:30:09 +0100 American Express Declares Dividends on Series B and C Preferred Stock (BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) has declared the following dividends on the Company's Series B and C Preferred Shares: A quarterly dividend on the Company's 5.200% Fixed Rate / Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Shares, Series B, of $9,059.25 per share (which is equivalent to $9.05925 per related Depositary Share). The dividend is payable on August 16, 2021, to shareholders of record on August 1, 2021. A quarterly dividend on the Company's 4.900% Fixed Rate / Floating Rate Noncumulative Preferred Shares, Series C, of $8,698.80 per share (which is equivalent to $8.69880 per related Depositary Share). The dividend is payable on September 15, 2021, to shareholders of record on September 1, 2021. ABOUT AMERICAN EXPRESS American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at and connect with us on,,,, and ... Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:51:10 +0100 Lenovo Research Finds the 3 Steps Businesses Can Take to Innovate Beyond Boundaries (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today launches Beyond Boundaries, a new report on the state of business innovation today. The study examines how businesses are innovating their way into the post-COVID future, not just to satisfy pent-up demand and unlock growth, but also to improve their social and environmental performance. The pandemic has acted as a catalyst for innovation - while the scientific community were producing a vaccine at unheard-of speed, commerce was quicker still in largely transforming to a work-from-anywhere model. But how do businesses not only keep these benefits of innovation, but continue to ride the wave? To find the answers to these questions, Lenovo surveyed senior decision makers in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and Asia Pacific. The result is the ‘Beyond Boundaries' report, a deep-dive into changing attitudes to innovation, and the tensions that exist post-pandemic for businesses looking to re-build and grow. ... Thu, 22 Jul 2021 07:57:39 +0100 Experian Recognised Globally as a “Great Place to Work” (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Experian has been recognised across all of its regions globally as a Great Place to Work®. This year, for the first time, Experian participated in the Great Place to Work® survey globally and was recognised in 211 countries. These include our major markets, United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, India, South Africa, Italy, and Australia. Great Place to Work® defines a great workplace as an organisation where employees feel trusted and valued. It measures employee experiences across five dimensions – credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie. Jacky Simmonds, Chief People Officer at Experian, said: “We are thrilled to be Great Place to Work-Certified™ in over 20 countries. Our ambition is to be one of the best companies in the world to work for and so we are delighted to see that we are benchmarking well against some of the best workplaces in the world. These results are testimony to our people, their hard work and their commitment to making Experian a great place to work.” “We congratulate Experian on achieving their certification,” said Benedict Gautrey, Managing Director of Great Place to Work® UK. ... Thu, 22 Jul 2021 05:49:57 +0100 ABB: Q2 2021 Results. Strong performance in a recovery quarter Orders $8.0 billion, +32%; comparable1 +24% Revenues $7.4 billion, +21%; comparable +14% Income from operations $1,094 million; margin 14.7% Operational EBITA1 $1,113 million; margin1 15.0% Basic EPS $0.37; +150%2 Cash flow from operating activities and from operating activities continuing operations was $663 million (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ABB (SWX:ABBN): This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Ad hoc Announcement pursuant to Art. ... Thu, 22 Jul 2021 05:37:52 +0100 Mary Kay Inc. Advocates for Advancing Women's Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality Through ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mary Kay Inc., a global advocate for women's empowerment and entrepreneurship, has furthered its commitment to advancing gender parity by releasing a position paper welcoming the European Commission's Gender Equality Strategy for 2020 – 2025 and by joining the Generation Equality Forum Global Action Coalitions. The position paper, which can be accessed here, echoes the strategy of the European Union on gender equality. According to the European Union: “The Strategy presents policy objectives and actions to make significant progress by 2025 towards a gender-equal Europe. The goal is a Union where women and men, girls and boys, in all their diversity, are free to pursue their chosen path in life, have equal opportunities to thrive, and can equally participate in and lead our European society.” “Discriminatory laws, gender bias and stereotyping, violence against women and girls - these are all global issues and must be tackled in partnership with the public and private sectors and civil society organizations across the world,” said Julia Simon, Chief Legal & Diversity Officer at Mary Kay. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:54:47 +0100 Meet Visa: Reintroducing the Iconic Visa Brand to Everyone, Everywhere (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Inviting the world to ‘Meet Visa,‘ the global payments technology company today unveiled the initial phase of its brand evolution spotlighting the diverse capabilities of its network and commitment to enabling global economic inclusion. Aligned closely with the company's business strategy, this phase includes the debut of a dynamic global marketing campaign and a preview of a modernized look for Visa's iconic brand. More than 60 years ago, when Visa was founded, few could imagine a world beyond cash and checks. Visa's founding vision to introduce a more secure, reliable and convenient currency in digital form began with a simple question: what if money became fully electronic? Today, Visa continues to anticipate the future of digital commerce, providing access through its secure global network working for everyone, everywhere. “People think they ‘know' Visa. Consumers and businesses trust the power of those four letters and see it when they open their wallet, pay a vendor, walk into a store or check out online. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:37:46 +0100 Lambda Raises $24.5M to Build GPU Cloud and Deep Learning Hardware (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lambda, a leading provider of deep learning GPU cloud services and computing hardware, today announced that it has raised $24.5M in financing. Primary investors include 1517, Gradient Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Razer, and Georges Harik. This financing round consists of a $15M Series A equity round and a $9.5M debt facility provided by Silicon Valley Bank. The company will use the capital to expand its cloud and software engineering teams, pay for fixed assets related to its cloud business, and as working capital for its deep learning hardware business. "Fortune 500 companies, startups, and universities are forced to build huge teams to administer the compute resources required to train deep learning models," said Stephen Balaban, co-founder, and CEO of Lambda. "We want to build a world where a single researcher can manage petaflops of GPU compute. A world where training a model on a datacenter scale computer is as easy as training a model on your laptop." "We're building the easiest-to-use and most cost-effective GPU cloud for deep learning," said Remy Guercio, Head of Cloud at Lambda. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:20:06 +0100 Tigo Energy Expands Module Level Power Electronics Portfolio for Solar Installers Globally (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tigo Energy, Inc., the solar industry's leading Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics) supplier, today announced the global market availability of the Tigo TS4-A-F and TS4-A-2F rapid shutdown devices (RSD). The expanded availability of the two products brings fire safety support for industry-leading solar modules up to 700-watts (Tigo TS4-A-F) and for two PV modules up to 500-watts (Tigo TS4-A-2F). With this release, and including the Tigo TS4-A-O, Tigo now has a complete suite of products available worldwide. The Tigo Energy TS4 platform maximizes the benefit of PV systems for installers. With installations on all continents, from less than 10kW to more than 10MW in size, installation in less than 10-seconds per module, Tigo has a globally proven, trusted, and reliable product portfolio. Additionally, Tigo products can interface with more than 300 inverter models across twenty different suppliers. The company has offered both optimization and rapid shutdown products in North America and now extends that complete portfolio to international markets, augmenting the popular optimization solution with a rapid shutdown option. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:42:21 +0100 Northleaf Infrastructure Capital Partners III Holds Final Closing, Raising More Than US$1. ... NICP III fundraising exceeds US$1.25 billion target More than 35% of capital already committed to well-developed portfolio of five infrastructure investments (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf) announced today that it has held the final closing for its third pooled infrastructure fund, Northleaf Infrastructure Capital Partners III (NICP III), raising more than US$1.4 billion of commitments and exceeding the original target of US$1.25 billion. Northleaf's infrastructure program is focused on direct, long-term investments in mid-market assets in OECD countries, providing investors with stable, consistent cash flow from assets that deliver essential services. Northleaf's infrastructure fundraise attracted capital commitments from a broad range of institutional limited partners globally, including both new and existing investors, comprising public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, endowments, consultants, financial institutions and family offices. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:31:55 +0100 The NAGA Group AG breaks another record, reporting an impressive USD 29 million group revenue ... Q2 2021 with more than USD 15 million revenue Copy-trading increased by 360% 2020 audited results to be published July 26th (BUSINESS WIRE)-- NAGA Group AG (XETRA: N4G, ISIN: DE000A161NR7), provider of the social network for financial market trading, announces the preliminary group figures for its record-half year 2021. NAGA continues its impressive growth journey. With unaudited preliminary revenues of more than USD 15 million in Q2 (Q2 2020: USD 6.3 million) NAGA delivered the 11th consecutive quarter of record growth posting a 135% quarter over quarter. Total group sales of the first half year amounted to USD 29 million which is +85% increase to USD 15,7 million of the first half year in 2020 and almost the entire revenue of 2020 (USD 30 million). NAGA's unique social-investing concept is one of the major growth drivers with its core functionality auto-copy trading. Copied trades grew by 366% to 2.8 million in HY21 (HY20: 0.6 million), which also surpassed the entire number of copied trades of 2020 (1.7 million) by 64%. Overall transactions in HY21 jumped by 78% to 4.8 million (HY20: 2.7 million). ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 12:09:04 +0100 Takeda Data at ISTH 2021 Highlight the Benefits of Prophylaxis for Patients with Rare Bleeding ... − Data Include Phase 3 Results Showing that the Primary Endpoint of Spontaneous, Treated Annualized Bleeding Rates During Prophylaxis with Recombinant von Willebrand Factor in Adults with von Willebrand Disease, was Met − 12 Abstracts Presented Across Takeda's Hematology Portfolio and Pipeline Support Takeda's Commitment to Improving Patient Care Today as well as Transforming Future Care (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the results of a phase 3 trial investigating the efficacy and safety of recombinant von Willebrand factor (rVWF) prophylaxis,1 one of the 12 abstracts being presented at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Virtual Congress 2021. Several of these abstracts explored the use of prophylaxis as part of Takeda's commitment to improving outcomes for patients with rare bleeding disorders. The prospective, phase 3, open-label, international multicenter study included 23 patients with severe von Willebrand disease (VWD). ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:28:52 +0100 Andersen Global Expands Practice in the United Arab Emirates (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global enters into a Collaboration Agreement with full-service law firm IBRAHIM & PARTNERS in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), adding dimension and coverage to the organization's existing capabilities through its member and collaborating firms in the region. With offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, IBRAHIM & PARTNERS has one of the top M&A practice groups in the country. Established in 2018, the firm is led by Managing Partner Ahmed Ibrahim, who previously led the M&A practice group at one of the largest law firms both in the UAE and the Middle East. Additionally, Ahmed was ranked as a Band 1 Capital Markets lawyer by Chambers and Partners in 2021 and previously ranked as Tier 1 Capital Markets lawyer by the Legal 500 in 2018. The firm has also been consistently recognized by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and IFLR1000, and its professionals' expertise include litigation, employment law, banking and finance, private equity and funds, oil and gas, construction, energy and tax. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:56:03 +0100 Kymeta Awarded Placement on $950 Million IDIQ Contract by DoD (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kymeta (, the communications company making mobile global, announced today it has been awarded a $950,000,000 ceiling Indefinite-Delivery/ Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract for the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across platforms and domains, leveraging open systems design, modern software and algorithm development in order to enable Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). “Kymeta is pleased to participate in the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) competitive category for connectivity,” said Rob Weitendorf, Vice President, Business Development, Kymeta. “Our advanced technology is proven effective for rapid deployment, offers the highest levels of security and encryption, and is essential for mission critical operations. We are confident in our ability to provide connectivity solutions to U.S. Department of Defense organizations through JADC2. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:29:07 +0100 15 Globally-renowned Business Leaders Gather to Discuss the Latest Trends for Achieving Carbon ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) are pleased to announce the jointly organized “NET ZERO Leaders Summit (Japan Business Conference 2021)” to accelerate innovation in green investment and realizing carbon neutrality. The event will take place from Wednesday, July 28, and will be held online. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: In the main program, panel discussions will be held between 15 leaders of global companies and organizations. From the standpoint of various regions and different business fields, they will talk about the world's cutting-edge initiatives and future visions under the theme of "Realizing Net Zero", which has become a global issue. Mr. SASAKI Nobuhiko, Chairman and CEO of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), will present the opening remarks, Mr. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:11:16 +0100 ELC Promotes Daniel Mahler to EVP, Global Transformation and Category Leadership (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, The Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) (“ELC”) announced that Daniel Mahler has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Global Transformation and Category Leadership, effective July 1, 2021. He will continue to report jointly to Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Tracey T. Travis, Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. “Our unique Transformation capability is an industry-first approach to enabling the continuous evolution of our business into the future,” said Fabrizio Freda. “Daniel is a dynamic leader with a unique ability to align stakeholders and translate ideas into action. Under Daniel's leadership, Transformation is accelerating ELC's business in priority high-growth areas and strengthening our ability to strategically pivot and win with consumers.” To date, Daniel has led a broad spectrum of strategic enterprise-wide change priorities at the company. He co-designed and operationalized ELC's integrated Transformation model to accelerate key pillars of change and embed those capabilities within the organization as new, permanent ways of doing business. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:55:55 +0100 Helena Announces Strategic Partnership With Energy Vault (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global problem-solving organization Helena and Energy Vault, the creator of renewable energy storage products that are transforming the world's approach to utility-scale energy storage for grid resiliency, today announced a strategic partnership to identify additional opportunities for Energy Vault's breakthrough waste remediation technologies as the company begins deployment of its innovative energy storage system worldwide. While supporting Energy Vault's expansion through Helena's vast network, the strategic partnership will focus on accelerating adoption by global energy providers of the company's transformative technology, in particular its advanced material remediation innovations. The unique application of material science to the main energy storage medium – the composite blocks – enables the use of alternative materials to replace environmentally unfriendly substances like concrete, which accounts for 7-8% of greenhouse gas emissions. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:26:11 +0100 Sintavia Develops Proprietary Copper Printing Technology (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sintavia, LLC, a designer and 3D printer of a new generation of flight and launch components, announced today that it has developed proprietary printing technology for GRCop-42, the preferred copper alloy used by NASA and private space flight companies for rocket thrust chamber assemblies. The new technology, which is a combination of a proprietary parameter set and post-processing heat treatment, was developed on an EOS GmbH M400-4 printer, and results in GRCop-42 components with minimum density of 99.94%, minimum tensile strength of 28.3 ksi, minimum ultimate yield strength of 52.7 ksi, and minimum elongation of 32.4%. Importantly, the technology avoids the use of a hot isostatic press in post-processing steps, thereby reducing the time, complexity, and cost of production.  “Today's announcement marks the first time we have publicly disclosed Sintavia's ongoing material development efforts,” said Pavlo Earle, Sintavia's Vice President of Engineering. “As a company, we are uniquely positioned to unlock the potential of printing difficult materials cost-effectively and with excellent mechanical properties. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:13:17 +0100 New TV Channel BILD available in HD via SES on ASTRA 19.2 degrees East (BUSINESS WIRE)-- WeltN24, subsidiary of Axel Springer will be launching a new free-to-air high-definition (HD) channel – BILD – in August via SES's prime ASTRA neighbourhood 19.2 degrees East in a new multi-year capacity agreement, both companies announced today. The new agreement will continue to see SES broadcast Welt and N24 Doku, two channels that are owned by WeltN24, the subsidiary of Axel Springer SE. BILD TV will be the third TV channel to be distributed via SES's ASTRA satellites. Additionally, SES will provide signal uplink and playout services for the latest news channel. The new free-to-air TV channel BILD will be available in HD via SES's prime TV neighbourhood of ASTRA 19.2 degrees East at frequency 10.964,25 MHz as of 22 August. The TV channel BILD will focus on the live broadcasting segment BILD LIVE, which will cover news and current affairs from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. On Sunday, BILD LIVE will broadcast sports content from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. BILD LIVE can be viewed in parallel on N24 Doku, WELT's timeshift channel. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:03:29 +0100 Napier sets up at Dubai's leading financial center in the Middle East with new DIFC office (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Napier, provider of advanced anti-financial crime compliance solutions, has announced it has extended its global footprint by opening a new office at Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the global financial centre and leading FinTech hub in the MEASA region. Strategically located between East and West, DIFC is recognized as the leading financial center in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). Located in the recently inaugurated Innovation Hub, part of the Dubai Future District, Napier's new UAE base puts the RegTech provider at the center of the region's largest collection of financial services companies. Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer at DIFC Authority, said: “The world's leading financial and FinTech institutions are based at DIFC and we are delighted to welcome Napier into the fold. Our new Innovation Hub is the region's largest and most comprehensive innovation ecosystem and provides FinTechs at all stages of their evolution with unparalleled access to a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, experts and technology innovators such as Napier. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 06:50:53 +0100 Quanergy's 3D LiDAR Solution Selected for First V2X Smart City Deployment in Korea LiDAR-based IoT solution deployed in Busan, one of several pilot smart cities in South Korea Quanergy 3D LiDAR solution delivers greater than 95% accuracy to help improve transportation policies. A low total cost of ownership (TCO) drives cost savings of more than 30%. (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of OPA-based solid state LiDAR sensors and smart 3D solutions for automotive and IoT, today announced its 3D LiDAR solution has been selected to support the development of an Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) system in Busan, South Korea. The ICT system is a key component of the South Korean government's strategy to build data driven IoT smart cities. Busan is one of the pilot cities for the initiative. ... Wed, 21 Jul 2021 05:53:05 +0100 Board International Continues its Solid Growth in the Second Quarter Of 2021 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Board International, the all-in-one Board Decision-Making Platform vendor, today announced strong Q2 2021 performance, achieving a 45% increase in ARR across the last 12 months. The company experienced robust levels of growth in Q2 2021, which included a 58% increase in new Software ARR orders compared to the same quarter last year, contributing to a 69% increase in H1 2021. Board has more than 3,000 customers worldwide and welcomed 54 new brands in Q2 2021, including Jhpiego, Zentiva, Evergreen Environmental, and Luye Pharma. Additionally, Board registered a Net Retention Rate of 114%. During the second quarter of the year, Board announced the addition of Marco Limena to its Board of Directors as Non-Executive Director and Senior Advisor. The company has also hired more than 125 people since the beginning of the year, growing its employee base by 15% to reach a total headcount of 500 employees across 25 countries. These new hires include various industry leaders and experts, including Mr. Christof Majer as Global VP of Alliances & Channel, who will lead partner business strategy, and Mr. ... Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:22:58 +0100 ADM Endeavors, Inc. (OTCQB:ADMQ) Announces Gamer Nathan @UnspeakableGame New Merch is Live and ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ADM Endeavors, Inc. (OTCQB: ADMQ), announced today that the world-famous Gamer Nathan @UnspeakableGame has added awesome new merchandise to his product line. These merch items are perfect birthday or Christmas gifts for the millions of Unspeakable fans. FW Promo the wholly owned subsidiary of ADMQ designed and produced these custom products for Nathan. These items have already been delivered and are now available for purchase at UnspeakableGame's official website, ADM Endeavors CEO Marc Johnson said, “We love to cross promote with great people like Nathan. We know his new products will do well & we appreciate his trust in us to produce new merch for him.” Check out the new merch at, Spectacular T-shirt Bundle: Black Cyber Yellow Hat: White Camo Hat: Vintage Burnt Orange Hat: https://www.unspeakable. ... Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:08:23 +0100 FINVASIA Group Announces Acquisition of ActTrader (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FINVASIA Group announced today that it has acquired ActTrader Technologies (formerly ActForex), a pioneer in building financial technology products for over 20 years. ActTrader was among the world's first "Fintech" companies, well before the buzzword "FinTech" got glamorized. From building the first ever online retail forex trading application back in 2000 to launching the first ever WAP based mobile trading app in 2004, they've grown to build disruptive multi-asset financial technology products that have been trusted by millions of traders worldwide. ActTrader has a strong heritage as a Fintech solution provider, drawing on 20+ years of operational excellence. It was founded in year 2000 in United States of America and has served almost over 2 million retail traders in over 100 countries. The company has processed over $400 trillion in transaction volume and has acted as the core technology provider to some of the largest financial institutions in the world. ... Tue, 20 Jul 2021 11:19:34 +0100 Cofense Delivers Industry's First Cloud-Native Email Security for Microsoft 365 and Google ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cofense®, the leading provider of phishing detection and response (PDR) solutions, today launched Cofense Protect MSP, a phishing protection solution that's designed for managed services providers (MSPs) tasked with protecting small and medium businesses (SMBs) against phishing attacks. With 96% of all cyberattacks starting with phishing, and 1.5 million phishing websites created every month, MSPs need a solution that is easy to deploy, requires no ongoing maintenance, offers monthly billing, offers a single interface for training and protection technology, and is designed with multi-tenancy functionality – that's Cofense Protect MSP. Cofense Protect MSP pairs Computer Vision (a field of artificial intelligence) that simulates how humans see, with Cofense PhishMe's real-world simulation training. Last year alone, our Computer Vision technology scanned more than 180 million emails and more than 545 million URLs, offering real-time threat intelligence on what had bypassed secure email gateways (SEGs) and neutralized those threats. ... Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:15:45 +0100 Virtuozzo Acquires OnApp, Enabling More Comprehensive Intuitive Cloud Infrastructure Solutions ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Virtuozzo's mission is to help shape the future of the cloud by empowering service providers with comprehensive, high performance, flexible and easy-to-use cloud infrastructure solutions supporting private, public and hybrid cloud use cases. To that end, Virtuozzo, a global leader in high-efficiency virtualization and hyperconverged software solutions, today announced it is acquiring OnApp, a London-based software company focused on cloud solutions for service providers. The acquisition augments Virtuozzo's existing cloud IaaS and PaaS products while expanding its regional market reach. Future-proofed Cloud Flexibility, Simplicity and Automation The combined technological and R&D strengths of both companies directly target the evolving needs of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), Managed Service Providers (MSPs), and Hosting Providers focused on providing IaaS, PaaS and XaaS solutions for their customers. The resulting solution stack will pair Virtuozzo's easy-to-use virtualization, containerization, storage and orchestration capabilities with advanced features of OnApp's flexible self-service management platform. ... Tue, 20 Jul 2021 08:04:48 +0100