AETOS Wire Latest Press Releases from AETOS Wire http://www.aetoswire.com/rss.php?read Wed, 05 Aug 2020 12:18:08 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Latest Generation YellowScan Mapping Systems Rely on Velodyne Lidar Sensors to Meet Demanding ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11626/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced two new generation YellowScan mobile mapping systems use Velodyne's lidar sensors to help achieve the high precision and accuracy needed in aerial 3D mapping. Velodyne's powerful lidar sensors generate real-time georeferenced point cloud data that allows YellowScan systems to accurately measure and analyze an area so customers can avoid time-intensive, costly manual surveys. The YellowScan Surveyor Ultra is a high density and long range mapping solution equipped with a Velodyne Ultra Puck™ sensor and ideally suited for high speed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), such as VTOL and helicopter drones. The YellowScan Surveyor is the company's lightest system – at 1.6 kg including the battery – and uses a Velodyne Puck™ sensor. It is YellowScan's most versatile UAV solution and is built for urban surveys subject to strict flying regulations that require extra lightweight payloads. Both YellowScan systems feature new designs that include an aluminum frame to provide a stronger system structure and better heat dissipation. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 05 Aug 2020 06:55:18 +0100 Andersen Global Enters Chile With the Addition of Two Collaborating Firms http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11625/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global enters the Chilean market through Collaboration Agreements with two Santiago-based firms: law firm Chirgwin Peñafiel and tax firm SPASA Consulting. The firms are in close partnership with each other and add depth and breadth to the organization's Latin American platform as it continues its steady expansion. Founded in 2009, Chirgwin Peñafiel, led by Office Managing Partner Andrés Chirgwin, is a full-service law firm specializing in commercial and corporate law, M&A, energy, labor law and banking & finance. The firm works with a variety of corporate clients, being strongly focused on providing legal support to multinational companies with operations in Chile, while also assisting Chilean-based companies with local and international legal needs. Chirgwin Peñafiel has been recognized by IFLR1000, Leaders League and Best Lawyers. “Our firm is committed to delivering quality, comprehensive solutions to our local and international clients,” Andrés said. “Andersen Global's capabilities will equip us to provide seamless, best-in-class solutions globally. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 05 Aug 2020 05:51:13 +0100 JDE Peet's Reports Strong Half-year 2020 Results http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11624/en Record in-home (CPG) sales growth driven by developed markets CPG performance largely offsets away-from-home Good recovery in away-from-home starting in June Adjusted EBIT organic growth of 10.5% to EUR 642 million Underlying profit increased by 12.0%; underlying EPS of EUR 0.791 Leverage improved to 3.4x, from 4.2x at end of FY 19 Successful completion of IPO   (BUSINESS WIRE) -- A message from Casey Keller, CEO of JDE Peet's “JDE Peet's delivered strong performance in the first half of 2020, demonstrating the resilience of our business and brands despite the unprecedented economic and social disruption of COVID-19. Our balanced coffee and tea portfolio allowed us to quickly adapt to rapidly changing consumer habits, following the dynamic shift of cups from the away-from-home to the in-home environment. Early in the crisis, our team took proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of employees worldwide, and protect our business operations, enabling us to continue serving customers and consumers without supply disruption. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 04 Aug 2020 14:08:59 +0100 $3 Trillion is not enough http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11623/en Coronavirus pandemic, and the U.S – China trade tensions have recently hit the U.S extremely hard, which has resulted in a GDP falling a historic -32.9% in Q2 of 2020, slowing down from -5% in the previous period. Meanwhile, the US has already spent $3 trillion propping up the economy since the pandemic struck in March, which helped the short-term economic recovery from mid-April to June. Reasons for USD sell-off and Technical Outlook The greenback still struggling to find an upside momentum as concerns over the mounting number of infections, uncertainty around the next round of stimulus package and escalating tensions between the US and China. Moving ahead, the investors eagerly waiting for the next round of stimulus, the US is preparing further support for the economy. On the last FOMC meeting, The Fed Chairman Powell hinted that the economy would need additional support measures to cope with the outbreak of the economic crisis. The Dollar index has broken down below 93.50 and at the time writing the currency pair sitting on key support at 92.50. Any break below 92.50 the next support at the 92/91. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:50:31 +0100 Smiths Detection Completes Acquisition of PathSensors http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11622/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Smiths Detection, a global leader in detection and screening technologies, today confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of PathSensors, a leading bio-technology solutions and environmental-testing company, based in Baltimore, MD, USA. The acquisition strengthens Smiths Detection's biological-detection capabilities to detect pathogens for broad end-market applications, including in food and agriculture safety. “We are pleased to be able to complete this acquisition, which we view as a significant strategic step in accelerating how we are able to respond to biological threats, which are becoming increasingly relevant in the current environment,” said Roland Carter, President Smiths Detection. “PathSensors has developed such a capability – with its multiple threat assays already available, it is able to identify biological threats in minutes and will provide a suitable biological capability to our customers.”   About Smiths Detection Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, defence and urban security markets. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:14:39 +0100 JEOL: Release of the New Scanning Electron Microscope JSM-IT700HR http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11621/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- JEOL Ltd. (TOKYO:6951) (President & COO Izumi Oi) announces the release of a new scanning electron microscope (SEM), the JSM-IT700HR for unprecedentedly high throughput in August 2020. Development background Scanning electron microscopes are used in various fields, such as nanotechnology, metals, semiconductors, ceramics, medicine, and biology. In addition, SEM applications are expanding to include quality control as well as basic research. The demands are increasing for faster data acquisition of higher-quality SEM images and for easier confirmation of compositional information. Based on our award-winning predecessor of “InTouchScope™” series SEMs, the JSM-IT700HR is equipped with our in-lens Schottky field emission electron gun (FEG). This new powerful SEM satisfies the needs for observation and analysis of further miniaturized materials in daily laboratory operation. The JSM-IT700HR delivers a high resolution of 1 nm and a maximum probe current of 300 nA (15 times higher than previously), providing a wealth of observation and analysis information. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:40:29 +0100 Global Visa Study Finds 67% of Small Businesses and 78% of Consumers Have Adopted New Behaviors ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11620/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- As small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide continue to endure the financial impact of COVID-19, one thing is clear: rethinking the checkout or point-of-sale (POS) experience is essential for survival on Main Street. Visa (NYSE: V) today released the Visa Back to Business study assessing this dramatic shift to digital commerce in response to the pandemic, driven largely by changing consumer expectations for a safe and touchless payment moment. According to the eight market study of both consumers and SMBs, nearly eight-in-10 consumers worldwide (78%) have changed how they pay in order to reduce contact and more than two-thirds of SMBs (67%) have tried a new approach – whether launching an eCommerce site or changing POS technology – to keep their business on track. “Consumers are putting COVID-19 safety measures at the top of their shopping lists and rewarding businesses that do the same,” said Suzan Kereere, global head of merchant sales and acquiring, Visa. “Historically, we see behavior change at the point of sale as a gradual shift over time. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 04 Aug 2020 07:27:26 +0100 Patient Safety Movement Foundation, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, The Leapfrog ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11619/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, four leading global organizations dedicated to fighting preventable deaths due to medical errors announced their partnership to co-convene the #uniteforsafecare program on World Patient Safety Day (September 17, 2020). In June, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced the wide-ranging campaign to bring attention to system-wide improvements that will ensure better health worker and patient safety outcomes, called #uniteforsafecare. Now, the organization will be joined by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), The Leapfrog Group, and International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) in co-convening the slate of programming, which includes a virtual physical challenge to raise awareness of the issue; collaboration with the National Association for Healthcare Quality's annual conference, NEXT; an in-person demonstration in Washington, D.C. and a free virtual event for the public and those who have experienced errors, harms, or death to themselves or loved ones. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 04 Aug 2020 04:51:30 +0100 Moody's Analytics Repeats IFRS 9 Wins at Risk Technology Awards http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11618/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- For the second straight year, Moody's Analytics has won the Risk Technology Awards for IFRS 9 – Enterprise Solution of the Year and IFRS 9 – ECL Modelling Solution of the Year. The two IFRS 9 awards bring the Moody's Analytics tally to seven in the 2020 Risk Technology Awards program. The complexity introduced into financial reporting by the IFRS 9 accounting standard has proven to be a major challenge. Measuring and reporting on the future performance of credit portfolios has introduced new data, analytics, and financial processes. Moody's Analytics solutions for IFRS 9 are modular and flexible, to help institutions of any size meet the standard while strengthening their risk management and decision-making processes. The ImpairmentStudio™ for IFRS 9 platform is central to our IFRS 9 offering. This cloud-based software lets customers automate their impairment analysis while managing and monitoring their expected credit losses efficiently. The solution encompasses our award-winning economic forecasts, scenarios, data, and models. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:43:04 +0100 First Eagle to Open Its First German Office in More Than 80 Years; New Hire Louanges Will ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11617/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- First Eagle Investment Management, LLC (“First Eagle”) is pleased to announce plans to open a branch of First Eagle Investment Management Ltd. in Munich, Germany, through which the firm will serve international wholesale clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as well as in other non-US domiciles. The Munich office will be overseen by Matthieu Louanges, who joins First Eagle on August 3 as head of its international wholesale business. Louanges will be stationed in Munich in preparation for the official opening of First Eagle's office there, expected in late 2020. “First Eagle traces its origin to Germany, and we are excited to reestablish our local presence there after an absence of more than 80 years,” said Mehdi Mahmud, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Eagle. “Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, the predecessor firm to First Eagle, represented the amalgamation of two storied German banks: Berlin-based S. Bleichroeder, founded in 1803, and Dresden-based Gebr. Arnhold, founded in 1864. First Eagle's European roots run deep, and the plan to open an office in continental Europe feels like something of a homecoming. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 03 Aug 2020 16:07:11 +0100 Takeda Announces FY2020 Q1 Results; Confirms Management Guidance & Raises Reported ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11612/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2020 (quarter ended June 30, 2020). Based on the first quarter performance, the company confirms management guidance, and raises reported operating profit and reported net profit for the full year. The company also announced recent updates to its R&D pipeline and highlighted its R&D momentum with seven potential New Drug Application filings planned for the next 12 months. Underlying revenue growth was 0.9% year on year. Takeda's five key business areas, which represent 83% of revenue, delivered underlying revenue growth of 6%, and its 14 global brands, with reported revenue of JPY 308.0 billion in aggregate, posted 20% underlying revenue growth Reported revenue was JPY 801.9 billion, with the impact of foreign currency and divestitures resulting in a year-on-year decline of 5.6% Core operating profit1 was JPY 280.9 billion, with the core operating profit margin at 35.0% driven by cost synergies and OPEX efficiencies Reported operating profit increased significantly, up 270% to JPY 167. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:16:28 +0100 Hengli Petrochemical Announces Start-up of its 5th PTA Line Utilising INVISTA's P8 PTA ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11616/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- INVISTA's technology and licensing group, INVISTA Performance Technologies (IPT), and Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Co., Ltd (Hengli) are pleased to announce the successful start-up of Hengli's 5th PTA line. Hengli's 5th PTA line with 2.5 million tonnes per annum capacity, utilising INVISTA's industry leading P8 PTA technology, successfully started up on June 29, 2020. Hengli also operates another 4 PTA lines on the same site on Changxing Island (Dalian), all of which utilise advantaged PTA technology licensed from INVISTA, with a total capacity of 11.6 million tonnes per annum. This makes Hengli the largest PTA producing site in the world. With integrated facilities and advantaged variable cost performance, Hengli's PTA product is very competitive in the marketplace. Adam Sackett, IPT vice president PTA, commented, “I congratulate Hengli on achieving another important milestone this year. The successful start-up of Hengli's 5th PTA line yet again highlights the quick ramp-up capability of PTA plants utilising our technology. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 03 Aug 2020 08:54:19 +0100 Motorola Solutions Launches a New Device Specially Designed for Small and Medium Businesses in ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11615/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global leader in mission-critical communications, Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI), launches a new two-way radio device specially designed for small and medium businesses in Sub Saharan Africa. The MOTOTRBO™DP540 two-way radio is built for cost-conscious businesses looking to transition to digital technology for reliable and efficient communications. As demand for digital radio communication rises, small and medium businesses are looking for simple and affordable solutions for their communication needs without the need to compromise on quality. MOTOTRBO™ DP540 is the perfect tool for users in need of an entry-level digital radio, offering ease of use and powerful digital-enabled features. The new device, available through certified Motorola Solutions resellers in Sub-Saharan Africa, is based on the ETSI Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Standard, proven worldwide in affordable digital systems with low complexity. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 03 Aug 2020 07:33:54 +0100 Dole Unveils Integrated Strategy Against Banana Disease http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11614/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dole Food Company today shared the company's most recent update on its efforts to combat Fusarium Tropical Race 4 (TR4), a plant disease that poses an existential threat to bananas, a major staple crop for much of the world. Since the discovery of TR4 in northern Colombia one year ago, Dole swiftly ramped-up its TR4 response plan, implementing site-specific TR4 prevention activities throughout Latin America in coordination with local authorities and international experts to contain and prevent spread. A three-year containment program was immediately implemented in 2019 to ensure biosecurity protocols in every Dole banana farm, as well as those of Dole's independent suppliers. Those protocols build upon best practices implemented in the banana producing countries where the disease has been successfully contained and are continually reviewed and strengthened per site—based upon the farm layout and location—to maximize the effectiveness of the risk-based mitigation plan. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:58:47 +0100 Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Names Property Leadership in Middle East & Asia http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11613/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it has appointed Kapil Palathinkal as Head of First Party Lines, Middle East, and Carlos Beltran as Head of First Party Lines, Asia, overseeing General Property, Energy and Construction. “We are pleased to round out our regional property leadership with the promotions of Kapil and Carlos, two experienced leaders who will further build on their valuable contributions to BHSI and our customers,” said Marc Breuil, Head of Asia Middle East, BHSI. “Along with our financial strength, underwriting acumen, and CLAIMS IS OUR PRODUCT philosophy, BHSI offers customers the advantage of a consistent, stable approach to energy, construction and general property risks worldwide.” Kapil, who is based in Dubai, joined BHSI in 2018 as Head of Energy & Construction. He has more than a decade of experience with construction, energy and engineered risks and is trained as a chemical engineer. Kapil can be reached at kapil.palathinkal@bhspecialty.com. Carlos, who has more than two decades of industry experience, came to BHSI in 2018 as Head of General Property for the Middle East. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 03 Aug 2020 06:07:00 +0100 Andersen Global Continues West African Expansion with Addition of Tax and Legal Firm in Benin http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11611/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global announces its entrance into Cotonou, Benin with the addition of collaborating firm Fiduciaire Conseil and Assistance (FCA), a full-service tax and legal firm founded 20 years ago. The firm, led by Managing Partner Sybel Akuesson, combines a strong, balanced tax and legal practice whose staff of 17 professionals provides assistance in labor law and corporate law as well as offers full tax capabilities to businesses involved in a variety of industries. “In an increasingly complex world, the African market has begun demanding a new pace and scale of doing business, especially when it comes to the demand of legal services,” Sybel said. “In the spirit of stewardship, we are always looking for ways to grow and improve as a firm, and our collaboration with Andersen Global ensures we can meet all of our clients' tax and legal needs globally in a seamless manner.” “Sybel and his team share our organization's commitment to independence and transparency,” said Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen CEO Mark Vorsatz. ... info@me-newswire.com Fri, 31 Jul 2020 12:36:56 +0100 Velodyne Lidar Sensors Power Emesent's Hovermap to Fly Beyond the Visual Line of Sight http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11610/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced that Emesent's newly introduced Autonomy Level 2 (AL2) technology for Hovermap uses Velodyne lidar sensors to provide real-time perception and high-quality, accurate 3D data. Hovermap is a plug-and-play mapping and autonomy payload for industrial drones that enables autonomous flight in areas beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and without GPS connectivity. The AL2 technology uses Velodyne's Puck LITE lidar as the primary perception and mapping sensor. This allows autonomous exploration, navigation and lidar mapping in challenging inaccessible environments such as mines, civil construction works, telecommunications infrastructure and disaster response environments. As part of Emesent's simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) based autonomy stack, AL2 powers drones to fly beyond communications range, self-navigate and avoid obstacles including thin wires and branches. AL2 can be operated from take-off to landing by setting smart waypoints in a live 3D map streamed to a tablet. This allows operators to remain a safe distance from hazardous environments such as brows, stope edges, confined spaces and heights. ... info@me-newswire.com Fri, 31 Jul 2020 07:33:37 +0100 Union of Arab Banks, Union of Arab Chambers and INSME Issue Digital Economy Guidelines with ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11609/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- International organizations released Ten Digital Economy Guidelines in alignment with the G20 Leaders' policy directives that aim at securing sustainable economic growth. The Guidelines were adopted by the Union of Arab Banks (UAB), Union of Arab Chambers (UAC), International Network for SMEs (INSME), and the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) to set the foundation for successfully implementing the Digital Economy. The Digital Economy has been a key G20 policy directive since 2015. However, until today, no one has defined the Digital Economy, nor how it can be deployed to rebalance and grow the high, mid and low-income economies. Following 15 years of R&D on digitizing the global economy, an international Coalition is leading a global economic development program that digitally “Jump Starts” national economies and their trade partners through a Digital Economy Platform (DEP). This Coalition involves the public sector representing 75% of the world's citizens. ... info@me-newswire.com Fri, 31 Jul 2020 05:45:11 +0100 Takeda Announces U.S. FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for Pevonedistat for the ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11608/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for its investigational drug pevonedistat for the treatment of patients with higher-risk myelodysplastic syndromes (HR-MDS). Pevonedistat, a first in class NEDD8-activating enzyme (NAE) inhibitor, could be the first novel treatment for HR-MDS patients in more than a decade, expanding treatment options that have so far been limited to hypomethylating agent (HMA) monotherapy alone. Even with current treatment options, outcomes for people living with HR-MDS remain poor. The Breakthrough Therapy Designation is based on the final analysis of the Pevonedistat-2001 Phase 2 study, which evaluated pevonedistat plus azacitidine versus azacitidine alone in patients with rare leukemias, including HR-MDS. The FDA considered a number of endpoints, including overall survival (OS), event-free survival (EFS), complete remission (CR) and transfusion independence, as well as the adverse event profile. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:51:14 +0100 CoinEx $50M Ecosystem Development Fund Points First Investment as OneSwap http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11607/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- CoinEx, a global and professional cryptocurrency exchange service provider, announced today the launch of a $50 million Ecosystem Development Fund to back visionary companies whose products and services will facilitate the development of CoinEx's ecosystem. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200730005444/en/ In addition to financial support, CoinEx will also provide professional advice about product design, technology development, brand building and promotion at the project's early stage. CoinEx hopes that in this way, it can foster innovations and promote the stable development of the blockchain industry. “Before any investment, our team will conduct a thorough and multi-dimensional assessment of the project to ensure its quality and potential,” said Haipo Yang, Founder and CEO of CoinEx. “Recently we have been focusing mainly on finding promising DeFi projects.” Since the establishment of the Ecosystem Development Fund, the CoinEx team has conducted in-depth researches and analysis on dozens of DeFi projects worldwide. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 30 Jul 2020 13:25:38 +0100 Empagliflozin meets primary endpoint in reducing risk of cardiovascular death or ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11606/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Positive top-line results from the EMPEROR-Reduced Phase III trial in adults with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, with and without diabetes, were announced today by Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY). EMPEROR-Reduced met its primary endpoint, demonstrating superiority with empagliflozin (10 mg) compared to placebo in reducing the risk for the composite of cardiovascular death or hospitalization due to heart failure, when added to standard of care. Overall, the safety profile was similar to the known safety profile of empagliflozin. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200730005445/en/ “Heart failure is a common, but very serious chronic cardiovascular disorder, and it causes substantial disability while threatening the lives of millions of people worldwide,” said Milton Packer, M.D., Chair of the Executive Committee for the EMPEROR Program and Distinguished Scholar in Cardiovascular Science at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, US. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 30 Jul 2020 10:36:13 +0100 Aspect Announces General Availability of Aspect Unified IP 7. ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11605/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Aspect announced the general availability of Aspect® Unified IP® and Advanced List Management™ 7.4 SP1, the latest release of its comprehensive, omnichannel customer engagement platform for managing experiences across service, collections and sales. This upgrade provides major enhancements in usability to deliver a modern user experience, making it easier to use for agents, managers and administrators use. The 7.4 SP1 release also builds upon Aspect’s outbound market leadership by adding new capabilities to help customers operate outbound contact centers efficiently, effectively and in compliance with national, regional and local regulations. “Aspect Unified IP is the premier inbound and outbound enterprise contact center solution available in the market, and has been for over 14 years. The world’s top brands depend on Unified IP every day, and we are committed to continued development and offering new capabilities to help companies build lifetime loyalty among their consumers,” said Michael Harris, Chief Product Officer and CMO at Aspect. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 29 Jul 2020 15:55:26 +0100 Manchester City's Agüero, Foden, Sterling and others feature in new film highlighting the ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11604/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Manchester City stars Sergio Agüero, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling all feature in an emotive new short film that aims to bring home the reality of the global water crisis to football fans across the world. Released on World Conservation Day, ‘The End of Football' is the latest campaign by global water technology company, Xylem (NYSE:XYL) and Manchester City, to drive awareness of escalating water challenges among the Club's huge fan base. For many football fans the reality of living with extreme water scarcity is now just one generation away. The latest UN data estimates that almost 5 billion people globally could be living in areas of water scarcity by 20501. The UK Environmental Protection Agency forecasts that, due to mounting pressures such as increased demand, aging infrastructure and climate change, parts of England could run out of water by 2045 – a warning echoed in a recent UK Public Accounts Committee report on the country's water supplies2. The End of Football film, featuring multiple Manchester City footballers, aims to capture the imagination of football fans by depicting a world without water. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 29 Jul 2020 14:10:19 +0100 REDAVIA Deploys First Solar Farm in Kenya at Menengai Farmers Ltd http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11603/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power for businesses, deployed its first solar farm in Kenya for Menengai Farmers Ltd tea farm in Tigoni. For the first 20 years of its operations, Menengai Farmers Ltd successfully grew tea without any large electrical demands. However, in the mid-80's, weather patterns in Tigoni changed requiring the installation of an irrigation system. As the tea farm and irrigation system have grown, so have Menengai Farmer Ltd's energy needs, putting a strain on their operational budget. Menengai Farmers Ltd turned to REDAVIA for a cost-efficient solution. REDAVIA provides solar energy under a flexible lease contract, enabling Menengai Farmers Ltd to reduce costs and increase their operational flexibility. Designed for maximum ease, REDAVIA's contract also includes installation, maintenance, and 24/7 technical monitoring. REDAVIA's onsite engineers deployed the solar ground mount unit at the Menengai Farmers Ltd site. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:37:22 +0100 Western Union Expands in the Philippines with Cebuana Lhuillier http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11602/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union (NYSE:WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, and Cebuana Lhuillier, the largest and long-tenured microfinancial service provider in the Philippines, have come together to enable customers in the Philippines to send and receive Western Union money transfers. The significant collaboration with Cebuana Lhuillier adds 2,500 more locations to Western Union's global network and will provide greater access to customers in the world's fourth largest remittance receiving country. Money transfer customers accessing Cebuana Lhuillier's nationwide branch network will be able to send or receive money via Western Union's global network in more than 200 countries and territories. The services are expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks. “Western Union and Cebuana Lhuillier understand the importance of connectivity and building relationships, while keeping customers at their core. This strategic collaboration and integration of capabilities of two leaders highlights the power of combined assets to meet customer's needs,” said Jean Claude Farah, President, Global Network, Western Union. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:36:55 +0100 Moody's Announces Environmental Sustainability Commitments http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11601/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) today announced that it has established new environmental sustainability commitments and progress milestones, including plans for expanding its carbon neutrality and procuring 100% renewable electricity, as well as target goals for reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “Contributing to an environmentally sustainable global future is a key business objective for Moody's,” said Mark Kaye, Chief Financial Officer of Moody's Corporation. “We are proud of the work we've done to enhance our environmental sustainability and will continue to expand and enhance our efforts to integrate best practices throughout our business, using science-based targets.” Moody's new environmental sustainability milestones and targets are as follows: Carbon neutrality Moody's achieved carbon neutrality for the first time in 2019 and is committed to remaining carbon neutral on an annual basis by mitigating emissions, as set by its science-based targets, and purchasing verified carbon offsets for residual emissions from its operations, employee commuting and business travel. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:19:59 +0100 CSC Becomes First Foreign-Owned Company to Receive Domain Registrar License in China http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11600/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CSC, a world leader in business, legal, tax, and domain security, today announced it's the first foreign-owned domain registrar accredited by the Shanghai Communications Administration, through the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China (MIIT). This accreditation attests to CSC's ability to provide approved services to both local and global companies doing business in China. On November 1, 2017, MIIT's revised “Internet Domain Name Regulation” took effect to better protect the rights and interests of internet users, and to ensure a secure and stable operation of the domain name system in China. MIIT requires that every website on a domestic server obtains an internet content provider (ICP) license, and uses a compliant domain name that's registered through accredited registries and registrars under the revised regulation. Although some foreign domain name registries have been licensed, to date, only Chinese-owned registrars have obtained the new license under the regulation. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:57:08 +0100 Esri and United Nations Create COVID-19 Population Vulnerability Dashboard http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11599/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced it has collaborated with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to create the UNFPA COVID-19 Population Vulnerability Dashboard. This new interactive tool will provide public health workers, policy makers, and the general public with access to useful information on populations vulnerable to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in order to target preparedness and response and to help save lives. The dashboard highlights population vulnerabilities at the national and subnational levels, using data from the latest Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) census samples for 94 countries. It identifies populations at older ages, including those living alone, and includes risk factors for COVID-19 transmission such as residential density (household size and persons per room) and access to piped water and other amenities. Daily updates on COVID-19 cases and deaths are embedded in the dashboard, as is global data on health sector readiness. This includes the density of available health care workers, hospital beds, and intensive care units (ICUs). ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:48:58 +0100 MetLife Gulf Releases Its 2020 Claims Report http://www.aetoswire.com//news/11598/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- MetLife Gulf recently released its latest claims report, underlining its continued support for its customers through its enhanced claims program, "We go out of our way to pay what we say." The report covers data from 2017-2019 and offers a detailed look at all aspects of Medical and Individual claims for MetLife in the Gulf region, including daily claims payouts by benefit type, cross-border payments, and demographical statistics for medical and individual claims. In the report, MetLife Gulf highlights that it paid an average of $808,000 in claims every day from 2017 to 2019, as payouts from its customer-focused products hit a new high. The total paid in medical claims was $808 million, while Individual Life and Protection contributed to $77 million in payouts. Heart conditions and cancer were the top two reasons for retail claims accounting for 64% and 19%, respectively. The average age of a claimant was 52 years, with the youngest 19 years old and the oldest aged 92. Meeting customers' evolving needs remains a top priority for MetLife, especially during today's changing environment. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 29 Jul 2020 08:42:46 +0100