AETOS Wire Latest Press Releases from AETOS Wire http://www.aetoswire.com/rss.php?read Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:06:45 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Dubai to organise Global Investment in Aviation Summit in January 2020 http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9135/en The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of UAE has announced that the second edition of Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS) 2020, themed ‘Enabling Global Aviation Growth through Fund Raising and Key Partnerships' will be held in Dubai from January 27-29. Over 200 investors and 1,200 delegates, besides selected government officials, aviation organisations, finance & insurance firms, aviation asset owners, aircraft operators & logistic service providers and legal consultants are expected to turn up at the event. While disclosing the details of the summit Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the GCAA, highlighted the UAE's remarkable position in the international and regional aviation industry. Al Suwaidi said, “The national agenda for 2021 aims for UAE to be the world first in the quality of the air transport infrastructure. Although we are facing some challenges, such as determining the airspace and congestion in the UAE, we achieved great strides in the aviation industry.” He added: “The aviation industry is one of the cornerstones of the country's economic development.” Registration is open on http://www.gias. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:14:14 +0100 HSEVEN Accelerate World-Class African Startups http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9133/en HSEVEN, Africa's largest accelerator is launching “HSEVEN DISRUPT AFRICA”, an ambitious startup acceleration program designed for entrepreneurs of the Moroccan and African diaspora. The 6-month program will provide a seed investment of €150,000 plus an eventual investment of €500,000 to €1.5 million.  HSEVEN DISRUPT AFRICA is designed to support exceptional entrepreneurs building high-impact startups, and targets seed and early stage startups with 2 to 5 founders that are eager to impact Africa through innovative services, products and business models. The program will start with a global call for applications, followed by an international selection roadshow in New York, Montréal, San Francisco, Shanghai, Dubaï, Londres, Amsterdam, Paris, Casablanca. The selected startups will benefit from a seed investment of €150,000 at the beginning of the program for 5 to 7% equity, then an eventual investment of €500,000 to €1.5 million at the end of the program. These investments will be granted through a partnership with the venture capital firm Azur Partners. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:03:31 +0100 FVC Partners with Avaya to Help Businesses Across Africa Deliver Next-Generation Digital ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9132/en FVC, a leading Value-Added-Distributor in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) to help businesses across North, West, East, Centra Africa and Egypt (NWECA) deliver unmatched customer experiences with Unified Communications, Collaboration and Cloud Communications solutions. The partnership will see FVC become a distributor for Avaya's products and services including the industry-leading range of Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions, Contact Center, Communications Cloud, Phones, Devices Hosting SAS and hosted Services solutions. “Avaya is a recognized global communication & collaboration leader and we are excited to complete our UCC portfolio with the inclusion of Avaya's UC innovations,” said K.S. Parag, Managing Director, FVC. “Our strong regional presence in the NWECA region will boost Avaya's reach in the mid-market segment by enabling the local channel with UCC and cloud communications solutions to drive customers' DX initiatives. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:01:21 +0100 AM Best Named Best International Ratings Agency for Takaful at 2019 International Takaful Awards http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9136/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AM Best has been named the “International Best Ratings Agency” for Takaful at the International Takaful Awards 2019, held in conjunction with the 13th International Takaful Summit at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London. The International Takaful Awards recognise the achievements of those companies that have made significant contributions and shown leadership in the (re)takaful sector. AM Best now has won the “International Best Ratings Agency” award five consecutive years, and accepting it on behalf of AM Best was Mahesh Mistry, senior director – analytics, representing the global rating agency's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) office. “As the only international credit rating agency focused exclusively on the insurance industry, this award highlights the strong contribution and commitment that we have provided to the (re)takaful market, and is a reflection of our analytical teams' expertise,” said Nick Charteris-Black, managing director, market development for Europe, Middle East and Africa at AM Best. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:38:37 +0100 TRIGO Announced as Toyota's Official Quality Partner http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9134/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- TRIGO Group was selected by Toyota to be their sole provider in quality control, inspection, and management activities. For more than 20 years, TRIGO has been offering quality management solutions focused mainly for the automotive and aerospace industries and is now considered one of the leading quality providers worldwide. Beyond standard industry services such as quality control and inspection, TRIGO provides a full range of services including quality logistics, rework, remarketing, auditing, and training – covering every phase in the production process. TRIGO has been present at Toyota Onnaing since 2001 with over 40 collaborators. By elevating the partnership to a higher level all these years, TRIGO has further developed solutions such as remarketing vehicles or the modernization of vehicles and complex reworks services. Alexa Stefanovic, Director of TRIGO France, said, “We are proud to support the Toyota Onnaing site and its objectives to increase production by 2020. We plan to provide our partner with highly customized solutions which meets their requirements. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:44:46 +0100 Boehringer Ingelheim Acquires AMAL Therapeutics, Significantly Enriching Its Cancer Immunology ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9131/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced its acquisition of all shares of AMAL Therapeutics SA, a private Swiss biotechnology company focused on cancer immunotherapy and advancing first-in-class therapeutic cancer vaccines derived from its technology platform KISIMA. AMAL's lead vaccine ATP128 is currently developed for stage IV colorectal cancer and is slated to begin first-in-human trials later this month. Boehringer Ingelheim plans to develop new therapies by combining assets from its cancer immunology portfolio with AMAL's proprietary KISIMA immunization platform. “Acquiring AMAL is part of Boehringer Ingelheim's long-term strategy to enhance our existing position as an innovator of novel cancer therapies, including immuno-oncology treatments, which leverage cutting-edge scientific discoveries and their applications,” said Michel Pairet, member of Boehringer Ingelheim's Board of Managing Directors with responsibility for the company's Innovation Unit. “We want to pioneer new paradigms of biology-based care for cancer patients, and the technologies and expertise developed at AMAL are critical to our efforts. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 15 Jul 2019 12:29:11 +0100 Designing the Finance Function of the Future Needs Strong Management to Lead Change http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9129/en Insights on what will shape the future of the finance function are laid out today in a new report from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and PwC called Finance: a journey to the future? The report summarises the responses of over 1,100 members and PwC contacts worldwide plus the views of the attendees of a series of roundtable events on six hypotheses about the future of finance which were developed jointly by the ACCA and PwC. The findings reveal: 77 per cent accepted that trusted data will be open and accessible across the organisation between the present day and the longer-term horizon 65 per cent agree that a change in structures will make the finance function virtual Just 22 per cent agreed that soon new roles, skills and career paths will be needed as traditional finance roles will disappear. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 15 Jul 2019 05:31:07 +0100 Terra Drone Sets Up Joint Venture with NDTCCS, the Largest NDT Inspection Services Provider in ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9128/en One of the largest providers of industrial drone solutions in the world, Tokyo-headquartered Terra Drone Corporation, has entered into an investment agreement with NDT Corrosion Control Services Co. (NDTCCS), a leading Saudi company which has been providing nondestructive testing and inspection services in the Middle East since 1975. With this agreement, Terra Drone and NDTCCS will establish a new joint venture, Terra Drone CCS, focusing on the Middle East market. NDTCCS counts some of the biggest oil and gas companies in the Middle East among its clients. These include major national oil and gas companies like the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, Kuwait Oil Company, and Oman Oil Company to name but a few. With branches in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain that NDTCCS has, Terra Drone CCS will provide UAV inspection and testing services to a variety of sectors, including power line, utilities, renewables, telecommunications, and oil and gas facilities. The company will also contribute to surveying activities and urban development using drones. ... info@me-newswire.com Sun, 14 Jul 2019 05:36:33 +0100 47 Universities From 18 Countries Commit to 6 PRINCIPLES and take Concrete action Related to ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9127/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- During the U7+ Summit held in Paris on 9-10 July 2019 under the high patronage of Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, 47 presidents from leading universities in the world engaged within the newly created U7+ discussed, voted and signed 6 commitments that tackle 5 major global challenges on the multilateral agenda: the key role of universities in a global world, climate change and energy transition, inequality in societies, technological transformations, and community engagement and impact. The U7+ final declaration was adopted in the perspective of the upcoming G7 Biarritz Summit. The declaration results from discussions held during the 2-day summit, based on recommendations produced by international working groups led by personal representatives in the respective universities. All proposed principles were adopted. Multiple tangible actions are associated with each adopted principle. These will be championed by several universities. University leaders voiced their willingness to take specific action related to the 6 adopted principles, within their own institutions. ... info@me-newswire.com Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:31:44 +0100 Blue Magic Inc. to Launch japanese-cuisine. ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9126/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Magic Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Yukiko Akimoto, CEO, has developed an e-learning program to teach the culture and techniques of authentic Japanese cuisine in conjunction with the Japanese Culinary Academy, located in Kyoto, Yoshihiro Murata, Director. The program is slated for a worldwide launch on July 12, 2019. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190711005266/en/ Although there are more than 120,000 Japanese restaurants worldwide, figures indicate that only a mere three percent of those are run by Japanese chefs. There is a great interest in Japanese cuisine among professionals working in Japanese restaurants worldwide as well as among students at culinary academies. Many people are eager to learn how to authentically master Japanese cuisine. And yet, there are nearly no schools around the world that teach Japanese cuisine. With the exception of a few restaurants, it is nearly impossible to learn how to cook authentic Japanese cuisine. ... info@me-newswire.com Fri, 12 Jul 2019 13:16:53 +0100 Bosch Honors Ambarella with Bosch Global Supplier Award http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9124/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ambarella, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMBA), a leading developer of high-resolution video processing and computer vision semiconductors, today announced that Bosch has honored Ambarella with the prestigious Bosch Global Supplier Award in the category of Direct Purchasing - Energy and Building Technology. The award recognizes Ambarella's performance in the manufacture and supply of products and services — notably in the areas of innovation, quality, costs, and logistics. At this year's ceremony, Bosch awarded 47 of its 43,000 suppliers, representing its top suppliers across an array of industries and in 15 different countries. “With the Bosch Global Supplier Award, we pay tribute to our best suppliers around the world,” said Andreas Reutter, head of supply chain management at Robert Bosch GmbH. “The award-winners have achieved outstanding levels of excellence, and work with us in an exceptional spirit of partnership. From technological expertise to logistical quality and entrepreneurial potential — our award winners have it all.” “The theme of Bosch's ceremony, ‘Transforming Together. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:57:30 +0100 Shilpa Shetty Wellness Video On Demand Service Powered By Brightcove http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9123/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading provider of cloud services for video, today announced that SSK Osmosis, a joint venture by Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Digiosmosis, has selected the Brightcove video platform to stream fitness videos on demand in the Shilpa Shetty app. The Shilpa Shetty app was created in partnership with Shilpa Shetty Kundra, a renowned Bollywood actress and fitness icon. The app contains over 200 hours of curated video footage focused on yoga, fitness, and nutrition advice for beginners and advanced users alike. The Brightcove video platform powers video content in the app, delivering immersive and engaging video experiences with an end-to-end video platform that simplifies and streamlines video hosting and publishing. The app is available on the web, on iOS and Android devices in June 2019. “The advent of streaming media has opened up a new opportunity for Shilpa Shetty Kundra to build and monetise her brand influence within the fitness industry in India and abroad, ”said Manish Kumar, Director, SSK Osmosis. “Our forte is curating content around yoga, fitness, and nutrition to bring compelling video content to our users. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:05:14 +0100 Best's Market Segment Report: Bahrain's Insurance Market's Shine Fades, but Segment Still ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9122/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bahrain was once considered a centre of excellence for Middle East insurance and reinsurance, but its position as a hub has been overtaken by some of its neighbours, according to a new AM Best report. The Best's Market Segment Report, titled, “Bahrain's Insurance Market's Shine Fades, but Segment Still Prospering,” states Bahrain used to possess the most comprehensive and forward-looking regulatory environment compared with some of the other GCC countries; however, it appears to have stagnated, with limited innovation or change. Meanwhile, Middle East jurisdictions have developed their own risk-based regimes, whilst Bahrain continues to operate on slightly antiquated rules. Despite this, the report states that Bahrain's insurance market continues to thrive and remains the domicile of choice for a number of foreign operations. AM Best notes that in particular, the takaful segment in Bahrain continues to evolve. Bahrain was the first country in the Middle East to establish specific takaful regulations and now has the highest level of takaful penetration in the Middle East, excluding Saudi Arabia. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 15:16:29 +0100 Morinaga Milk's Probiotic Bifidobacterium longum BB536 Achieves Self-Affirmed GRAS for Infants ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9121/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:2264), a leading Japanese dairy product company, today announced its proprietary probiotic Morinaga Bifidobacterium longum BB536 has received self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) for infant formulas, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Bifidobacterium longum BB536, a clinically proven multifunctional probiotic strain that was originated from the gut of a healthy breast-fed infant in 1969, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of its discovery in 2019. The probiotic strain Bifidobacterium longum BB536 had previously attained official confirmation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and was recognized as safe and suitable for use in a variety of food products and dietary supplements (GRAS Notice No. GRN 000268). With this newest self-affirmed GRAS status, Morinaga Milk is now expanding the opportunities of its flagship probiotic strain BB536 into the new space – to be specifically used in infant formulas. Following a comprehensive and critical evaluation of the safety of B. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 12:17:08 +0100 “MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless” to Celebrate First Anniversary http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9120/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamLab Borderless, a museum jointly operated by Mori Building Co., Ltd, a leading urban landscape developer, and teamLab, a world-leading digital art collective -- announced that it celebrated its one year anniversary on June 21. The museum was created based on the concept of borderless, experiential exhibits that interact physically with visitors and enable visitors to interact with each other in unique ways, leaving them with a sense of awe and deeply emotional impressions. Its first year, the museum attracted some 2.3 million visitors from more than 160 countries, similar to other leading museums in Japan including Tokyo National Museum and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa*1. In addition, about half of the 2.3 million visitors have come from overseas*2, and according to a questionnaire survey conducted by the museum, it has revealed that almost 50% of these overseas visitors come to Japan for the main purpose of visiting the museum*3. Moreover, as a leading destination of Tokyo in Japan, the museum has invigorated its surrounding waterfront area. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:09:04 +0100 Velodyne Highlights Advanced Lidar at Automated Vehicles Symposium http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9119/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Booth #501) will showcase its smart, powerful lidar solutions for autonomous vehicles (AVs) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) at the Automated Vehicles Symposium, July 15 to 18 in Orlando. The Velodyne booth will highlight the Velodyne Alpha Puck™, a lidar sensor specifically made for autonomous driving and advanced vehicle safety at highway speeds, and the directional view Velodyne Velarray™, an integral component for ADAS. Velodyne's lidar sensors deliver an industry-leading combination of long range, high resolution, and wide field of view. Velodyne is a high-volume supplier of lidar sensors to the automotive industry and has more than 250 customers globally. In a symposium session, Vidya Devarasetty, Global Automotive Sales and Business Development Manager, Velodyne Lidar, will present on “High-Definition 3D Lidars: An Integral Part of Future Autonomous Driving.” The session will provide an overview of how lidar sensors are used for the specific task of autonomous driving, including use cases that have proven elusive for solutions based on camera and radar. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 11:04:37 +0100 Triton Digital Releases Webcast Metrics Rankings for the Top Digital Audio Properties for March ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9118/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Triton Digital®, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry, released today its monthly Webcast Metrics® rankers for March 2019. The global rankers, in addition to the U.S., LATAM, and EMEA regional rankers provide insight into the top-performing streaming audio stations and networks around the world for the month of March. The full results of the Global & Regional Rankers for March 2019 can be found here: https://www.tritondigital.com/resources/monthly-rankers/rankers-archive The Webcast Metrics streaming measurement service is the industry standard for online audio consumption data. It provides credible, validated data that enables audio publishers around the world to analyze the consumption of their audio content by daypart, device type, geography, distribution platform, and more. About Triton Digital Triton Digital® is the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:59:59 +0100 Rimini Street Announces Middle East Expansion to Support Growing Client Base Across the Gulf, ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9117/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced it is significantly strengthening its investment in and commitment to the Middle East by establishing Rimini Street FZ–LLC, opening a new office in Dubai and hiring local staff. The Company's increased investment is in response to its growing client base with operations in the Middle East and accelerating local demand for its portfolio of award-winning, ultra-responsive enterprise software support services. Rimini Street Strengthens Middle East Commitment and Capabilities Rimini Street has been present in the Middle East for over five years supporting nearly 100 organizations with operations in the region, including clients in the Gulf and Saudi Arabia. Rimini Street plans to add staff to market, sell and service clients in local language. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:15:58 +0100 Takeda Continues Ongoing Inclusion in the FTSE4Good Developed Index & MSCI ESG Leaders Index http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9116/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (“Takeda”) (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced that it has been selected for the 15th consecutive year by the FTSE4Good Developed Index, one of the world's premier indices for Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), created by FTSE Russell.* In addition, Takeda was named to the MSCI ESG Leaders Index for the 10th consecutive year. Both indices target companies demonstrating the strongest environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Takeda has been highly recognized for strengthening its ESG business practices and information disclosure, particularly regarding its proactive management of environmental issues, as well as its Access to Medicines Strategy, which seeks to help address the unmet needs of patients in underserved communities around the world. Takeda ranked fifth in the 2018 Access to Medicine Index, climbing 10 places in this independent ranking of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. On the FTSE4Good Developed Index, Takeda received high marks in the areas of “Climate Change,” “Customer Responsibility,” and “Corporate Governance. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 07:01:09 +0100 Luxembourg's Reference Programme to Support Start-ups Now Also Covers the Space Sector http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9115/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Led by the Ministry of the Economy, Fit 4 Start is Luxembourg's national reference programme dedicated to support high potential start-ups by giving them access to early-stage financing and personalised coaching. Until now, Fit 4 Start only addressed Luxembourg and international start-ups in the ICT and in the HealthTech sector twice a year. Managed by Luxinnovation, Luxembourg's national innovation agency, the programme is now opening up to space and more particularly to the downstream sector of value-added applications and services developed from space-based data combined or not with data from other sources, whether airborne, in-situ or from social networks. Thus, at the end of the next call for applications, 5 start-ups of the space sector will be selected, alongside 10 companies active in ICT and 5 in health technologies. Applications can be submitted online until noon on 16 August 2019. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 06:09:22 +0100 BCW Hires Industry Veteran Ben Boyd as a Key Agency Leader in Newly Created Senior Global Role http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9114/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency, announced today that Ben Boyd will join the agency as Global Chief Strategy and Operations Officer, effective September 3, 2019. Boyd will partner with BCW's Global CEO Donna Imperato across all five of the agency's global regions on strategy, operations and client development. He will also manage critical client relationships, help develop new business and advise on intellectual property development. Boyd will become a member of BCW's board of directors and be based in New York. “Ben is an extraordinary talent whose hands-on counsel has been sought after by many of the world's largest and most powerful brands and organizations thanks to his deep expertise across earned media, thought leadership and integrated communications,” said Imperato. “He is also renowned for creating and operationalizing a client-centric workplace, which will make him an invaluable partner for BCW's continued growth. “This is an incredibly exciting time for BCW,” Imperato added. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 05:26:25 +0100 GVK BIO Announces Appointment of Robert R. Ruffolo, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9113/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GVK BIO is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert (Bob) R. Ruffolo, to its Board of Directors. “On behalf of GVK BIO and its Board of Directors, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Robert Ruffolo to the Board,” stated Davinder Singh Brar, Chairman GVK BIO. “With a career spanning over four decades in the Pharmaceutical industry, Bob is an accomplished leader with a rare blend of scientific expertise, strategic thought and commercial acumen.” “I am excited to join the GVK BIO Board,” added Dr. Bob Ruffolo. “With a talented pool of scientists, integrated capabilities, and a ‘customer first' culture, GVK BIO is ideally positioned to benefit from the growing industry trend to establish preferred external partnerships to drive Research and Innovation. I look forward to working with the team and establishing the company as a ‘Partner of Choice' in the Pharmaceutical sector.” Dr. Ruffolo served as the President of R&D and Senior Vice President of Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (now, Pfizer) from 2002 to 2008. Prior to Wyeth, Bob was Senior Vice President in R&D at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (now GSK) for 17 years. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 11 Jul 2019 05:14:47 +0100 The Lancet Publishes: More Than 936 Million Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea Worldwide http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9112/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- More than 936 million people have obstructive sleep apnea – the disease's first prevalence update in more than a decade – according to The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, the world's leading journal in its field. The Lancet today published a multinational analysis by ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD) and 12 academic leaders in sleep research. The results were first presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference in San Diego. This figure is nearly 10 times greater than the World Health Organization's 2007 estimate of more than 100 million, renewing calls for physicians to step up their efforts to screen, diagnose, and prescribe treatment for those who unknowingly suffer. “More than 85 percent of sleep apnea patients are undiagnosed, meaning hundreds of millions repeatedly suffocate instead of getting healthy, restful sleep each night,” said Carlos M. Nunez, M.D., a study coauthor and ResMed's chief medical officer. “This raises their risk of workplace and roadway accidents, and can contribute to other significant health problems, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, or even poor glucose control for diabetic patients. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:52:08 +0100 SmartStream Publishes Paper Highlighting the Importance of Managing Intraday Liquidity to ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9111/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SmartStream Technologies, the financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM®) solutions provider, today released a white paper to inform financial institutions of the regulatory pressures imposed on intraday liquidity requirements. This has now moved beyond reporting positions to actively managing and controlling intraday liquidity, all in an effort to reduce costs and increase profitability. The white paper titled: ‘Intraday Liquidity Management: From a costs discussion to a revenue opportunity' - explores the benefits that can be realised by financial institutions when they transform intraday discussions from an operational burden into adding true business value. It also analyses how institutions can leverage next-generation technologies like Cloud, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to achieve the goals of real-time, active management of global intraday liquidity. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:37:37 +0100 Spectrum Effect Appoints John Saw to Its Board of Directors http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9110/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Spectrum Effect™, a pioneer in RF spectrum analytics, today announced that John Saw, CTO of Sprint, was appointed to the company's Board of Directors. Saw will serve as an independent director, joining current board members Scot Jarvis, Gary Sledge, and Bruce Brda. John Saw, Ph.D., is Chief Technology Officer at Sprint, responsible for technology development, network planning, engineering, deployment and service assurance of the Sprint network. Prior to this he was Chief Network Officer. Saw has more than 20 years of wireless industry experience. Before Sprint's acquisition of Clearwire, he was CTO of Clearwire Corp where he had the vision to accumulate a vast portfolio of mid-band spectrum that is ideally suited for 5G NR. He joined Clearwire as its second employee in 2003 and was instrumental in scaling the company's technical expertise and organization. "We are delighted to have John join our board,” commented Spectrum Effect Chairman, Scot Jarvis. “John is one of the most highly-regarded leaders in the wireless industry and a proven visionary. Simply put, he will be an invaluable addition to our Board. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 13:32:15 +0100 ExaGrid Reports Record Bookings and Revenue for Q2 2019 http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9109/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ExaGrid®, a leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup with data deduplication, today announced record bookings and revenue for the quarter's end in June 2019. ExaGrid posted the best quarter in its history and is on path to post another record bookings and revenue year. “This was our best bookings and revenue quarter in the history of the company,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid. “We had a record number of six-and-seven-figure new customer deals in the quarter, which is a trend that continues to build as we gain momentum in large organizations globally.” In addition to record Q2 bookings and revenue, ExaGrid achieved the following: ExaGrid is expanding support in Chile, Switzerland, India, Indonesia and other countries. ExaGrid has sales staff all over the world including Argentina, Australia, Benelux, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Nordics, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and many others. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:14:16 +0100 Nigeria Successfully Defends Rights in Dispute Against Switzerland http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9108/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nigeria won an important victory before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), in a decision handed down on July 6, 2019, in a case brought against the African state by Switzerland. The Tribunal's Order on Provisional Measures, in The M/T “San Padre Pio” Case (Switzerland v. Nigeria), upheld Nigeria's right to arrest and detain a Swiss-flagged oil tanker, its crew, and cargo, for having violated Nigeria's laws by engaging in ship-to-ship transfers of fuel oil for use in hydrocarbon production activities in Nigerian waters without the required permits and authorizations. In May 2019, Switzerland challenged Nigeria's enforcement actions by instituting arbitral proceedings under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Switzerland also requested that the Tribunal, which sits in Hamburg, order the suspension of Nigeria's criminal prosecutions of the vessel's master and officers, and that they and the vessel be released. In its Order, the Tribunal rejected Switzerland's request that the prosecutions be suspended. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:40:11 +0100 Bacardi Names Tony Latham Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9107/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, today announces the appointment of Tony Latham to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Latham, who joins Bacardi from Unilever, will oversee all finance activities including global accounting, tax and treasury as well as revenue growth management plus global business services and information technology. He will be a member of the company's Global Leadership Team reporting to Chief Executive Officer Mahesh Madhavan. During his tenure at Unilever, Latham, 47, served in a variety of senior finance roles, most recently serving as Executive Vice President Finance – Group Performance Management, with global responsibility for leading operational finance across Unilever's three divisions and eight regions. He originally joined Unilever in 2011 as the VP Finance – North Asia, based in Shanghai. Prior to joining Unilever, Latham worked for Danone where he was the global CFO for their Medical Nutrition division as well as regional finance lead based in Bangkok. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:23:21 +0100 Andersen Tax Debuts in United Kingdom http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9106/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global is proud to announce the debut of the Andersen name in United Kingdom with the establishment of Andersen Tax LLP. Andersen Tax LLP in the UK joins the global organization as the first member firm in the UK and is led by Partners George McCracken, Julian Nelberg, and Paul Lloyds. The team specializes in inbound and outbound cross-border income and estate planning as well as personal tax services to alternative asset managers. George McCracken joins Andersen Tax LLP with more than 40 years of experience advising both ultra-high net worth individuals and larger companies on complex international tax matters. He was formerly the Head of Tax at Arthur Andersen in Scotland and later worked for both Deloitte and Grant Thornton. Julian Nelberg and Paul Lloyds join Andersen Tax LLP from PwC. Julian has more than 22 years of experience and the reputation of being one of the best in his field. He is joined by Paul Lloyds who has more than 13 years of experience and was named a “Rising Star” by Spears Wealth in 2016. “Unlike a lot of firms, we are not focused on quick, impersonal, cookie-cutter solutions for clients,” said George. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:45:01 +0100 Moody's Analytics Wins Two Risk Technology Awards for its IFRS 9 Solutions http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9105/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody's Analytics, a global provider of financial intelligence, has won two 2019 Risk Technology Awards for its IFRS 9 solutions: » IFRS 9 – Enterprise Solution of the Year » IFRS 9 – ECL Modelling Solution of the Year These are two of six categories won, spanning finance, accounting, regulatory, and credit functions. The International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 and Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standards require financial institutions to measure and report on the future performance of their portfolios and businesses. While firms of all sizes must meet these standards, each institution is likely to face some unique challenges. Moody's Analytics offers modular and flexible solutions to meet these unique needs, including forecast scenarios, advisory services, and ImpairmentCalc™ software that integrates award-winning data, models, and analytical and reporting tools. “Many financial institutions must strengthen their ability to measure expected credit losses for IFRS 9 and CECL,” said Cris deRitis, Deputy Chief Economist. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 08:30:37 +0100 Moody's Analytics Wins Six Risk Technology Awards http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9104/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Moody's Analytics, a global provider of financial intelligence, has won six categories in the 2019 Risk Technology Awards. Bank ALM System of the Year Credit Data Provider of the Year Wholesale Credit Modelling Software of the Year Enterprise-Wide Stress Testing Product of the Year IFRS 9 – ECL Modelling Solution of the Year IFRS 9 – Enterprise Solution of the Year “This recognition from Risk is highly gratifying,” said Mark Almeida, President of Moody's Analytics. “Our clients face many different challenges, which Moody's Analytics can solve with our unique combination of data, models, software, and services. These awards showcase our extensive capabilities and success in solving our clients' problems.” “We applaud Moody's Analytics for its strong showing in this year's Risk Technology Awards,” said Antony Chambers, Publisher of Risk. “Taking the top spot in six award categories across finance, accounting, regulatory, and credit functions is an unprecedented accomplishment. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:35:45 +0100 C3.ai Announces the Publication of CEO Tom Siebel's New Book, Digital Transformation http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9103/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- C3.ai today announced the publication of CEO Thomas M. Siebel’s new book, Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction, by RosettaBooks, with a foreword by former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In the book, Siebel explains the confluence of four 21st century technology vectors—elastic cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IoT)—and he offers a roadmap for executives to seize these technologies as a strategic opportunity to create billions of dollars in value, cost efficiencies, and social benefit. Digital transformation is one of the most game-changing revolutions in history, estimated to add more than $20 trillion annually to the global economy. But it has also become one of the most misunderstood buzz phrases of our times. “The scale and velocity of the change we are experiencing today is unlike anything we have seen before in the Information Age. It is more disruptive than the smart phone and more impactful than the internet,” said C3.ai CEO Tom Siebel. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:04:07 +0100 ABB Robotics to Develop Solutions for the Hospital of the Future http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9102/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ABB announced that it will introduce collaborative robots to medical laboratories as it opens a new healthcare hub at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) innovation campus in Houston, Texas. The facility will be ABB's first dedicated healthcare research center when it opens in October 2019. ABB's research team will work on the TMC campus with medical staff, scientists and engineers to develop non-surgical medical robotics systems, including logistics and next-generation automated laboratory technologies. Sami Atiya, President of ABB's Robotics and Discrete Automation business said, “The next-generation laboratory processes developed in Houston will speed manual medical laboratory processes, reducing and eliminating bottlenecks in laboratory work and enhancing safety and consistency. This is especially applicable for new high-tech treatments, such as the cancer therapies pioneered at the Texas Medical Center, which today require manual and time-consuming test processes. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 06:11:21 +0100 First IBC Social Impact Awards Celebrate Industry Diversity, Sustainability & Ethical ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9101/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The industry's sense of social responsibility is stronger than ever, movements championing diversity and inclusivity are gathering momentum at an unprecedented pace and there is a conscious increase in company initiatives making a positive impact in the wider world. To reflect this, and its commitment to driving change in the industry, IBC is for the first time recognising social responsibility as part of its prestigious awards programme with a stand-alone award – the Social Impact Award. This year's call for entries received an overwhelming response and with so many impressive and impactful projects submitted the judges were moved to create three shortlists, recognising initiatives focused on diversity and inclusivity, on minimising environmental impact, and for the best ethical leadership. One winner from each category will be announced at the IBC Awards Ceremony. “The decision facing us as judges was tremendously hard. The quality of the entries was exceptionally high, and all the initiatives submitted have real purpose,” said Ade Rawcliffe, Head of Diversity for ITV Commissioning and Chair of the Social Impact Award Judging Panel. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 05:36:54 +0100 Idriverplus Building Smart Autonomous Vehicles With Velodyne Lidar Technology http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9100/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced that Idriverplus, one of the first companies in China to launch the commercialization of driverless technology and realize mass production, is using Velodyne's groundbreaking lidar sensors in a range of autonomous driving products. Velodyne has strategically teamed with Idriverplus to help Idriverplus with its efforts for mass production of commercial autonomous vehicles, which include street cleaners, passenger cars, and logistics vehicles. Velodyne lidar sensors are being used in all Idriverplus self-driving vehicles, providing rich computer perception data that allows real-time object and free space detection needed for safe navigation and reliable operation. “We have a vision for the future that autonomous driving is not only a means of transportation, but also a necessity of life,” said Idriverplus CEO Dr. Zhang Dezhao. “Lidar is indispensable in our development of autonomous driving technology. Velodyne Lidar's products have better performance and stability in practical use, and their accuracy addresses our demanding requirements. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 10 Jul 2019 05:13:22 +0100 Heat-stable carbetocin has been added to the WHO Essential Medicines List for the prevention of ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9099/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ferring Pharmaceuticals today welcomes the World Health Organization's (WHO) addition of heat-stable carbetocin to the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines (EML) of uterotonics for the prevention of excessive bleeding after birth.1 The EML identifies medicines the WHO deems essential for addressing the most important public health needs globally. Every year, 14 million women are affected by excessive bleeding after birth, also known as postpartum haemorrhage (PPH).5 Although most deaths are preventable,6 PPH is the leading direct cause of maternal death worldwide,2causing approximately 70,000 deaths per year,2 99% of which occur in low- and lower-middle income countries.5 “The WHO's addition of heat-stable carbetocin to the Essential Medicines List brings us one step closer to tackling this life-threatening condition that impacts thousands of women and their families,” said Klaus Dugi, Chief Medical Officer, Ferring Pharmaceuticals. “This milestone is thanks to collaboration from stakeholders around the world, and demonstrates how work across both the public and private sectors can help achieve development goals in global health. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 09 Jul 2019 15:32:11 +0100 State Street Appoints Head of its Business in UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9098/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) today announced that it has appointed Jörg Ambrosius as head of its UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business. Ambrosius, an 18-year State Street veteran will report to Francisco Aristeguieta, the newly appointed head of State Street's international business. Ambrosius will succeed Liz Nolan who was named head of State Street's Global Delivery team, managing global operations and infrastructure, earlier this year. Ambrosius will also serve on State Street's Management Committee, its senior-most strategy and policy making group. Ambrosius's appointment is subject to regulatory approval. As head of State Street for EMEA, Ambrosius will be responsible for all business activities in the region including driving strategy, stewarding client engagement, developing talent, overseeing risk management, pursuing growth opportunities as well as managing relationships with diverse stakeholders including local officials and regulators. Ambrosius has more than 25 years experience in the financial services industry. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:13:00 +0100 Electroneum Major Upgrade Makes ETN the World's Most Secure Decentralised and Eco-friendly ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9097/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Electroneum has focused on progress and standing out in the crypto space and beyond through technologically disruptive developments since launch of its highly successful ICO in September of 2017. As a result of the relentless creativity of the talented tech team, the time has come for another transformational software update. And because the update places Electroneum's new Moderated Blockchain (a type of permissioned blockchain) at the same level as IBM's Hyperledger and Facebook's announced Libra network, it makes their cryptocurrency, ETN, one of the most secure and eco-friendly in the world. The update means Electroneum has made a significant shift to their existing blockchain to introduce two new concepts. Electroneum's new blockchain is known as a Moderated Blockchain powered by its unique Proof-of-Responsibility (PoR) system, which enables a wide array of benefits, including virtually becoming invulnerable to 51% attacks, increased scalability and unlocking significant corporate partnerships. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:23:41 +0100 Moody's Analytics Wins Enterprise-Wide Stress Testing Product of the Year at Risk Technology ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9096/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Moody's Analytics, a global provider of financial intelligence, has won Enterprise-Wide Stress Testing Product of the Year at the 2019 Risk Technology Awards. It's one of six categories won across finance, accounting, regulatory, and credit functions. Traditionally, stress testing exercises have required the participation of many groups within an institution and often took several months to complete. Today, banks must be able to respond to regulatory and management requests faster, while also extracting business value from the results. Moody's Analytics helps banks overcome the challenges of stress testing. Our solutions improve data quality and integrity and make efficient use of resource and technology investments, while delivering industry-leading Moody's Analytics modeling expertise. “Stress testing plays a critical role in how banks manage risk. Understanding the potential impacts of different scenarios leads to more informed business decisions,” said Andy Frepp, General Manager at Moody's Analytics. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 09 Jul 2019 09:15:10 +0100