AETOS Wire Latest Press Releases from AETOS Wire Sun, 20 Oct 2019 21:13:35 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Abu Dhabi Pearl: The World's Oldest Known Natural Pearl Discovered on Marawah Island The oldest known natural pearl in the world has been discovered by Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Dubbed the ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl', it was found in layers carbon dated to 5800-5600 BCE, during the Neolithic period. The discovery is proof that pearls and oysters were used in the UAE nearly 8,000 years ago, and represents the earliest known evidence for pearling yet discovered in the world. Pearls were precious elements during the Neolithic period, certainly falling into the category of luxury and used for adornment. As such, the priceless and historically significant Abu Dhabi Pearl will feature in the upcoming Louvre Abu Dhabi exhibition 10,000 Years of Luxury, where it will be on display to the public for the very first time since its discovery. Carbon dating has proven the Abu Dhabi Pearl to be older than both of the two most significant prior pearl discoveries - one uncovered at a Neolithic site in Umm al-Quwain and the other at a Neolithic cemetery in Sharjah. ... Sun, 20 Oct 2019 14:03:55 +0100 DMS becomes Exclusive Media Representative for ESPN Sports Media Ltd. ... DMS - the digital arm of Choueiri Group - recently announced its latest appointment as the Exclusive Media Representative for “ESPN Sports Media Ltd.” - the owner of both and – for the Middle East and North Africa. ESPN is the world's leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment entity, featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. While and its corresponding App represent ESPN's multisport focus, and App serve as the world's leading digital cricket brand. Cricket today is the second most watched sport in the world - with 2.5 billion fans globally - and the second most watched sport in the UAE, with almost half of the UAE population (49%) estimated to be cricket fans and 1.3 million UAE residents regularly playing the sport. This huge fan base is skewed heavily towards Asian expat males from India and Pakistan - a “digital first” demographic known to utilize the internet and social media to follow sports; representing a distinct audience for brands to target. ESPNCricinfo. ... Sun, 20 Oct 2019 05:47:50 +0100 VAIO returns to the Middle Eastern region in partnership with Nexstgo VAIO Corporation is back in the GCC with the launch of its new range of laptops with Nexstgo Company Limited. This license agreement between Hong Kong-based Nexstgo and Japan-based VAIO Corporation includes manufacturing, sales and marketing as well as servicing of VAIO laptops under the VAIO trademark in Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan markets and now in the Middle Eastern. The laptops will be soon available across the Flagship Showrooms and other leading electronics stores across the GCC. Commenting on the comeback, Mr. Alex Chung, CEO, Nexstgo Company Limited, said, “We are excited to bring VAIO back in the GCC. VAIO has always been a market leader for its stylish and durability range of laptops. With the launch, we aim to expand our distribution network in Middle Eastern region and clock a phenomenal growth by end of 2019. We are honoured to be VAIO's key partner in the Middle Eastern, where we will participate in sales and marketing, and work together with VAIO to rebuild its brand position in the Middle Eastern”. Mr. ... Sun, 20 Oct 2019 05:22:03 +0100 Del Monte® Launches First Café in Kuwait at Terminal 4 (T4) at Kuwait International Airport Del Monte®, the leading provider of fresh, healthy and great-tasting food to consumers around the globe, announced the opening of its first café in Kuwait at Terminal 4 at Kuwait International Airport. The step reflects the company's endeavor to offer healthier snacks and food on the go to airport employees and passengers transiting through Kuwait airport. Present in the Middle East since 2007, Del Monte® F&B Store “Wholeheartedly Good” remains driven by a passion for product innovation, quality and reliability. This has led the company to establish itself as a prominent provider of fresh and healthy foods to the fast-growing markets of the region. Commenting on the launch, Wissam Baghdadi, Director F&B North America noted, “The growing trend for healthier snacks and on-the-go food has opened up a new market catering for the health-conscious. We want to encourage everyone to make healthy choices, whether that means a high-protein wrap, an ultra-fresh juice or a protein-rich salad. ... Sun, 20 Oct 2019 05:13:35 +0100 New Research Reveals Updated Patient Preferences on Digital Health Technology (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) today announced results from a company-led survey, revealing new patient preferences on digital health technology. The survey highlights a reason for optimism that the markets for digital health technology will only continue to grow. The survey of a nationally representative sample of 3,000 Americans, conducted in partnership with Edelman Intelligence, revealed that the use of – and confidence in – remote digital health technology is widespread: 56% of those surveyed currently monitor their health with at least one digital data collection tool. Also, 60% of people attempt to diagnose themselves after browsing symptoms on the Internet – including 76% of Millennials. Perhaps more surprising, remote digital health technology seems to have deepened people's connection with their physicians rather than distanced them from one another. Over half of those surveyed agree that technology has improved their relationship with their primary care provider, and many would like to be able to communicate with their physician more often. ... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 11:17:41 +0100 CDIB Capital Group Appoints Mr. Angelo J.Y. ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- China Development Financial (“CDF”, TWSE: 2883) announced in 2H19 investor conference that its subsidiary CDIB Capital Group (“CDIB”) has achieved NT$41.1bn in AUM of its private equity funds at end-September, successfully transforming its proprietary investment business into an asset management model. Recently, the CDIB Board has appointed Mr. Angelo J.Y. Koo as Chairman to lead CDIB towards a global asset management brand. CDIB has been focused on expanding global investment portfolio, the newly launched “CDIB Intelligence Partners Fund” as an example. On a projected scale of up to US$75mn, the fund is actively seeking institutional investors in telecom, retail, technology and financial service sectors, targeting at global AI-related investment opportunities. Effective since October 1st, the CDIB Board has appointed Mr. Angelo J.Y. Koo as Chairman succeeding Mr. Chia-Juch Chang, who remains as the Chairman of CDF. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Koo held the roles of President and CEO of CDF, and Chairman of China Development Industrial Bank (predecessor of CDIB) from 2004 to 2009. Mr. ... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:14:27 +0100 Chinese tech firm Huawei to Donate Equipment to AURAK Chinese tech giant Huawei is to donate equipment to the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) to set up the first Huawei ICT Academy in the United Arab Emirates. Representatives of Huawei visited the AURAK campus to initial the agreement and met the university's President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim. AURAK is the first educational institution in the UAE to sign a deal with Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices with integrated solutions across four key domains of telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services. The Academy is to be located within AURAK's ICONET Center that specializes in research, teaching, incubation and training in ICT-related technologies. It will provide training and certification in various ICT areas including Internet security, cloud computing, Big Data and artificial intelligence. AURAK is a nonprofit, government-owned institution of higher education which provides the local, regional and international communities with a North American-style education integrated with Arab customs and traditions. ... Sat, 19 Oct 2019 05:50:23 +0100 Concept Medical is Granted CE Certification for Their Sirolimus Coated MagicTouch Group of ... Concept Medical B.V. with its headquarters in Tampa, Florida has announced that on 16th October 2019, they have received the CE certification for their MagicTouch group of products. (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The CE certified products/brands are as listed below: MagicTouch – PTA (Sirolimus Coated PTA Balloon Catheter) for peripheral arterial disease MagicTouch – ED (Sirolimus Coated Balloon Catheter) for Erectile Dysfunction MagicTouch – AVF (Sirolimus Coated PTA Balloon Catheter) for Arterio-Venous Fistula and Graft MagicTouch – PTA is the only commercially available and CE certified Sirolimus coated balloon catheter for peripheral arterial diseases. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is a procedure that can open a blocked blood vessel using a small catheter with a "balloon" at one end. The currently accepted procedure is to use drug delivery devices to deliver drugs that inhibit the inflammatory and proliferative pathways that lead to restenosis. Sirolimus is widely accepted as a drug of choice for such a purpose. Several studies have demonstrated that Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is increasingly prevalent with age. ... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:06:59 +0100 Historic Conrad Hilton Bel-Air Estate Hits Market for $225 Million (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Conrad Hilton estate, Casa Encantada, has come on the market for the first time in decades since it was built in 1938. It is rich in history having been built in the midst of the heyday of old Hollywood. Louis B. Mayer and Jack Warner were bringing sound to motion pictures and stars Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy to the screen. Its architectural legacy and a commitment of meticulous preservation shines through all aspects of this rare property. The impeccably restored 40,000-square-foot modern Georgian masterpiece is situated on a promontory of more than eight acres in Bel-Air, just 10 minutes to Beverly Hills. Famed architect James E. Dolena designed it with city, ocean and garden views from all 60 rooms. Furnishings and interior designs were created by the iconic T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings to set a new standard for lavish home design. The property is known to be the designer's most important residential commission. Hilton owned the home for over two decades. ... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:26:01 +0100 PTC Launches Global Event Series with FT Live to Help Industrial Enterprises Embrace Digital ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) today announced the launch of Digital Transformation: The New Reality World Tour, a new event program that extends the excitement of the annual PTC LiveWorx® event. The new event program features the debut of the FT-PTC Future of Industrial Innovation Global Series, produced with FT Live, the global events arm of the Financial Times. As a component of The New Reality World Tour program, this insightful series will empower leaders of industrial companies to achieve success with their digital transformation strategies. According to McKinsey & Company, more than 70% of large-scale digital transformation efforts are likely to fail due to a lack of executive sponsorship, imprecise business cases, and delayed technology implementation. The New Reality World Tour program guides stakeholders of all levels, from the C-suite to the frontline worker, through these potential hurdles, enabling industrial enterprises to succeed with digital transformation. ... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:38:25 +0100 Andersen Global Expands in India With Membership of Nangia Andersen LLP (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global continues to expand its footprint in the East, announcing the addition of a new member firm in India, Nangia Andersen LLP. Andersen Global debuted in India over a year ago when Nangia Advisors LLP signed a collaborating agreement with the international association. The firm, one of the largest in India, has 350+ professionals in numerous office locations throughout the country, including Noida, New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai and Dehradun. For nearly 38 years, the firm has provided services to multinational companies with India interests in entry strategy, re-organizations, cross-border taxation, transfer pricing, tax consulting and advising, tax litigation, mergers & acquisitions, GST and investment banking across a broad range of sectors. “Andersen Global and Nangia Andersen LLP match in terms of values and commitment to transparency, high ethical standards, technical accuracy and quality service to clients. We found immediate synergy with the professionals at Andersen Global,” said Rakesh Nangia, Chairman of the new member firm. ... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:33:08 +0100 Mavenir Confirmed as Global Leader in NFV-based IMS Solutions (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native 4G and 5G network software provider for CSPs, has been ranked #1 among the Top 5 vendors in NFV VoLTE/IMS, in a recent Dell'Oro Group report1 in both Licenses and Revenue metrics. In cumulative worldwide NFV licenses, Mavenir boasts more than the next 2 vendors combined, according to the report. Mavenir's leadership in NFV IMS is evident by the number of new IMS network wins. Just in the last 9 months, Mavenir has been selected to replace 8 legacy networks in Tier 1 Operators in key regions around the world, taking market share from the legacy vendors. Mavenir's consistent software only (HW agnostic) focus has accelerated NFV market momentum, while legacy vendors have been slow to move away from proprietary hardware-based offerings. As an early adopter and entrant into virtualized solutions, Mavenir gained tremendous experience and expertise in large scale deployments across all regions and with various network infrastructures and topologies. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:53:59 +0100 Logicalis Announces CEO Transition Plan (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Logicalis, an international IT solution and managed services provider has announced that effective 1st March 2020, Mark Rogers will transition from his current CEO role to a Non-Executive Director (NED) role, at which point Robert Bailkoski will succeed Mark; Bob, currently COO, joined the company four years ago as CFO. Mark joined Logicalis 16 years ago and has spent the past 13 years in the pivotal roles of COO and CEO. During this period, the company experienced significant growth, with annual revenues increasing from $0.8bn to $1.7bn and EBITDA from $27m to $93m. In these roles, Mark has been extensively involved in M&A transactions and has overseen the integration of acquired businesses into the Logicalis Group, which expanded from a 9-country operation in 2007 to 26 countries today. Under his leadership, Logicalis has fostered a culture of professionalism, enthusiasm, and commitment in driving forward the importance and relevance of Logicalis for all its stakeholders while repositioning the company from an ICT integrator towards an IT solutions provider focused on providing digital enablement services to its customers. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:24:11 +0100 IDEMIA Acquires X Core Technologies' Metal Payment Card Business and Launches Smart Metal Art ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- At a time when demand for metal payment cards increases, IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, broadens its existing offer with Smart Metal Art, a new metal payment card range fully suitable for contactless payments. Smart Metal Art comes from the acquisition of X Core's metal payment card business and associated patents. Smart Metal Art is designed for the dual interface mass affluent market and is already certified by Visa, Mastercard and Amex. In a business environment with both online and offline offerings, metal payment cards have been massively adopted by users representing a booming market. A 2018 global consumer study indicated that more than 50% of consumers are willing to pay for a metal card, 70% of whom are under the age of 351. Fintech firms have nearly all adopted metal payment cards and major banks are also providing metal cards to their high net worth customers. To satisfy this growing demand while still delivering the convenience customers expect, IDEMIA is investing to expand its leading offer of metal cards and launching Smart Metal Art suite of products. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:21:22 +0100 Sonion Joins Global Qualcomm Extension Program (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sonion®, global leader in designing and manufacturing components and solutions for hearing aids, in-ear earphones and hearables/wearables, today announced that it is now a member of the Qualcomm® Extension Program and will offer the Sonion Voice Pick Up Bone Sensor on the Qualcomm®Ultra-Low Power QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC series in Q1 2020. What if you can implement reliable voice quality and voice recognition in your application that is not hindered by surrounding noise at all? Even in the most difficult conditions: in a crowded restaurant, on the train or while listening to music. Sonion's Voice Pick Up Bone Sensor allows you to do just that! Unlike a regular MEMS microphone, it relies on bone conduction to accurately and reliably pick up one's own voice among all other sounds. The VPU Bone Sensor enables high-quality hands-free phone calls, voice commands and even real-time translation in the noisiest environments. Manufacturers will be able to integrate the Sonion Voice Pick Up Bone Sensor quickly and cost -effectively into headphones, earbuds and hearable devices built using the Qualcomm QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC series. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:43:32 +0100 Pioneer Cement of UAE to develop US$200 million Greenfield Cement Project in Georgia The UAE based Pioneer Cement Industries (“Pioneer Cement”), part of Oman based Raysut Cement Company SAOG (RCC) is in the process of setting up a 1.2 m tonnes per annum capacity integrated cement plant in Georgia, Eastern Europe.   Pioneer Cement owns concession to limestone mines in Georgia that will provide the key raw materials to this project.  Georgia provides Pioneer Cement an opportunity to diversify from the Middle East into a market with large infrastructure growth and shortage of clinker and high-quality cement, the company said in a statement. The plant will be located near Tbilisi, adjacent to the limestone mines.  The debt and equity arrangements for the project are currently being finalized and the construction work in the project is slated to commence from Q4 2019.  The value of the project is estimated at $200 million. “We have embarked on an aggressive and ambitious expansion strategy in the region with specific focus on Africa and neighboring regional countries, and in this context setting up Pioneer Cement Georgia is a significant geographical diversification,” said RCC Group CEO Mr. Joey Ghose. Speaking about the project, B.S. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:15:14 +0100 Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, World Economic Forum and Bill & Melinda Gates ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will host Event 201, a multimedia global pandemic exercise on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in New York City. The public may register and participate in the simultaneous virtual exercise in English, 8:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT at The exercise underscores the need for global public-private cooperation to mitigate economic and societal impacts of severe pandemics. In recent years, the world has seen a growing number of epidemic events, about 200 per year, which strain limited resources. A large global pandemic would be disruptive to health, economies, and society. Economic studies show that pandemics could be the cause of an average annual economic loss of 0.7% of global GDP—or $570 billion. Event 201, played by 15 leaders of businesses, governments, and public health, will illustrate realistic policy problems that must be addressed under pressure during a pandemic. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:02:58 +0100 2019 Annual Conference of International Mountain Tourism Alliance to Open in Oct (BUSINESS WIRE)-- On 12 October, a news briefing for 2019 Annual Conference of International Mountain Tourism Alliance was held in Guiyang. With the theme "Working Together to Build a Community with a Shared Future in Mountain Tourism", focusing on major issues such as ecology, green, environmental protection, poverty alleviation and innovation, the conference will explore a path for the sustainable development of world mountain tourism in a global context. The conference has three key activities: IMTA Council Meeting, Inaugural Ceremony of IMTA Headquarters Building, and Opening Ceremony & Theme Forum. Keynote speeches and exchange ideas will be delivered on two subjects: Progress of international mountain tourism and 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, and Protecting environment, green development and benefiting people ---- the eternal theme of sustainable mountain tourism. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:22:01 +0100 Murray Energy Corporation Extends Forbearance Agreements with its Lenders and Elects Not to ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As previously disclosed, on October 2, 2019 Murray Energy Corporation (“Murray Energy” or “the Company”) entered into forbearance agreements with lenders holding in excess of 50% of outstanding loans under its Superpriority Credit and Guaranty Agreement and with lenders holding in excess of 50% of outstanding loans under its ABL and FILO credit facilities. Under the terms of the forbearance agreements, the lenders agreed to forbear from exercising any and all remedies available to them in respect of any event of default arising from the missed amortization and interest payments due on September 30, 2019. On October 15, 2019, Murray Energy and its lenders amended the previously disclosed forbearance agreements, extending the forbearance period through 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on October 28, 2019, unless further extended. The forbearance agreements will terminate upon the earlier of the end of the forbearance period or the occurrence of a specified forbearance termination event. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:03:44 +0100 CrossFit, Inc. in Search of Fittest Woman and Man in Every Country (BUSINESS WIRE) -- At the conclusion of the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games Open in October, CrossFit, Inc. will find the fittest man and woman in every eligible country participating in the worldwide CrossFit Open and crown them national champions. National champions automatically qualify for the 2020 Reebok CrossFit Games, held in August in Madison, Wisconsin. There, national champions will have the chance to compete with other Games athletes for $1.6M and the title of Fittest on Earth. What Are the CrossFit Games? The CrossFit Games are a grueling, multi-day competition in which elite athletes, ages 14 to 60+, and teams from around the world compete in the ultimate test of fitness. The CrossFit Games are the Sport of Fitness, and well-rounded athletes train to be prepared for unknown events announced just before the competition. CrossFit movements are selected from gymnastics, powerlifting, Olympic lifting, running, rowing, and beyond. Athletes arrive in Madison, Wisconsin, with almost no knowledge of the actual events, so their training has to cover a wider range of activities than any other professional sport. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:01:33 +0100 Mavenir Launches Fully Virtualized 4G/5G OpenRAN Solution (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mavenir, a US headquartered Network Software Provider, and the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native vendor for CSPs, has announced the launch and availability of its fully virtualized 4G/5G OpenRAN solution. Operators can evolve their network now to a hardware agnostic, cost effective solution and be ready for 5G with a software upgrade. Mavenir's OpenRAN extends virtualization to the edge of the network and provides strategic differentiation by enabling multisource Remote Radio Units (RRUs) to interwork with the virtualized Cloud Base Band software over ethernet Fronthaul (FH), using the O-RAN open interface overcoming the traditional constraints of the proprietary walled garden specifications used by the other traditional equipment vendors. Highlights include: Support for O-RAN 7. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:58:17 +0100 Bank of America Reports Third-Quarter 2019 Financial Results (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bank of America reported its third-quarter 2019 financial results today. The news release, supplemental filing and investor presentation can be accessed in the following ways: This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Bank of America newsroom at Bank of America Investor Relations website at Business Wire's news webpage at Investor Conference Call information Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan and Chief Financial Officer Paul Donofrio will discuss the financial results in a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET today. For a listen-only connection to the conference call, dial 1.877.200.4456 (U.S.) or 1.785.424.1732 (international), and the conference ID is 79795. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. Investors can also listen to a live audio webcast of the conference call and view the presentation slides by visiting the “Events & Presentations” section of the company's Investor Relations website. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:53:56 +0100 Boehringer Ingelheim Announces First Patient Enrolled in Phase II Trial of Novel Cystic ... I(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the first patient enrolled in its Phase II clinical trial BALANCE-CFTM 1 to evaluate a new potential treatment for cystic fibrosis.1,2 The trial will investigate how different doses of the compound, an inhaled epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) inhibitor, impact lung function compared to placebo when added to the standard of care in adults and adolescents with cystic fibrosis.1,3,4 People with cystic fibrosis have genetic mutations that cause mucus in various organs to become thick and sticky.5 In the lungs, thick and sticky mucus clogs the airways and traps germs, like bacteria, leading to infections, inflammation, respiratory failure and other complications.6 The inhaled ENaC inhibitor (BI 1265162) is designed to block the absorption of sodium that may keep the surface of the airways hydrated, which may help make mucus less thick, making it easier to keep airways clear in cystic fibrosis.7,8 The ENaC inhibitor is intended to treat patients with all types of cystic fibrosis mutations.1,9 It is inhaled via the Respimat®1, which is the platform inhaler of Boehringer Ingelheim. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:06:02 +0100 Accomplishments of Dr. Steven Rosenberg in Cancer Immunotherapy Inspire Young Researchers in ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Utilizing the capability of one's own immune system to tackle cancer, an out-of-the box idea was the brain child of Dr. Steven Rosenberg almost three decades ago. His initiative which paved way for a new chapter in oncology, inspired many young scientists and clinicians in the NCRM NICHE 2019 held in Tokyo, Japan, as his acceptance speech in the Edogawa NICHE Prize ceremony was videocast. NCRM NICHE, an active knowledge gaining academic event since 2006 in which young scholars from all over the world compete for the Fujio Cup Quiz (FCQ) in regenerative medicine is evolving to be an open innovation platform according to Dr. Shojiro Katoh, Chairperson of Edogawa Evolutionary Lab of Science (, a co-host. He added that the FCQ motivated his team research on 16 different themes in Regenerative Medicine in various clinical specialties, among which two have completed clinical pilot studies with successful outcome viz., corneal endothelial regeneration and urethral stricture repair. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:55:55 +0100 Taulia Launches Next Generation Cash Forecasting Tool at EuroFinance Copenhagen 2019 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Leading working capital solutions provider Taulia has announced the launch of a new AI-powered cash forecasting solution which gives Treasurers greater accuracy in their forecasts, as well as reducing the effort involved in this challenging activity. Treasurers consistently cite cash forecasting as their number one priority. However, forecasting is a time-consuming and resource-intensive process and all too often the results fail to accurately forecast cash shortfalls or surpluses. By drawing upon document level data combined with counterparty risk and network behavior data, Taulia Cash Forecasting takes a data-driven approach, which when coupled with Taulia's machine learning engine, results in an accurate and reliable view of future cash flows. With near real-time visibility into their future flows, Treasurers can improve their yield on cash, more effectively manage foreign exchange risk and anticipate future financing needs. “Taulia Cash Forecasting is an exciting step towards Taulia's vision to creating The Working Capital Platform of the future,” said Brady Cale, Taulia's Chief Technology Officer. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:26:21 +0100 Bertin Energy & Environment Looking for Green Energy Supply Solutions for the Giant SKA ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bertin Energy & Environment is supported by the French private sector research and assistance fund to study possible energy supply solutions for the South African part of this large radio telescope. The company will thus offer SKAO and SARAO scenarios for an economical, reliable and environmentally friendly energy supply. SKA will soon be the largest radio telescope in the world, ultimately covering a total collector area of one square kilometer in the Karoo Desert in South Africa (SKA1-MID) and Murchison County in Australia (SKA1-LOW). Designed by an international scientific consortium, it aims to study fundamental questions such as the initial phases of formation of all objects in the Universe. With the 64 antennas already in existence through the MeerKAT South African radio telescope, of which 133 additional SKA1-MID dishes will be integrated by 2028, the site's overall energy demand is estimated at 5 MW approximately. Today, MeerKAT is connected to the local electricity grid, which is not adapted to support the required power, mainly supplied by fossil fuels. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:20:03 +0100 SRT Marine Systems to exhibit at BIDEC in Bahrain 28 – 30 October 2019 (BUSINESS WIRE)-- SRT Marine Systems, a global leader in advanced integrated maritime surveillance, intelligence and command & control systems is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the forthcoming international BIDEC exhibition which is being held in October in Bahrain under the invitation and patronage of Majesty King Hamad Bin Isi Al Khalifa, King of The Kingdom of Bahrain. The SRT-MDA system integrates an array of advanced technologies to deliver enhanced detection and identification of maritime threats and illegal activities coupled with integrated command and control functionality which enables effective, efficient and co-ordinated responses. The SRT-MDA system supports all Coast Guard operations, from border security, prevention of smuggling, prevention of terrorism, detection of illegal fishing and other illegal activities and search and rescue. One system with fully integrated functionality and complete in-country autonomous control. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:03:34 +0100 ExaGrid Announces New Data Storage Solution for Acronis Cyber Backup (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ExaGrid®, a leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup with data deduplication, today announced a new data backup and storage solution with Acronis®. The new solution is designed to help organizations meet the challenges of data growth and management at remote sites. Many organizations have up to hundreds or even thousands of remote and edge locations, or sites, such as sales offices, franchises, retail outlets, etc. These remote sites commonly do not have dedicated IT staff, yet the company data must be backed up on a daily or nightly basis. The data has to be stored centrally, and is often kept for weeks, months, and years, and typically requires a second offsite copy for added data protection in case of disaster. The combination of Acronis® Cyber Backup with highly efficient ExaGrid disk-based backup appliances provides customers with an easy-to-manage process and cost-effective solution for remote site backup and storage. This combined solution has been tested and tuned so that both systems work together to deliver secure storage and fast recovery. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:38:28 +0100 Mavenir Wins 2 Awards for Innovation at India Mobile Congress 2019 (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native 4G and 5G network software provider for CSPs was recognized for its continuous innovation with 2 awards at the India Mobile Congress, taking place in New Delhi. As the industry's only end-to-end Network Software Provider, Mavenir has always been leading the path to software, virtualization, moving to cloud-native solutions and consistently delivering innovative solutions. First, Mavenir won the Most Innovative Network Transformation Initiative award for its virtualized Pre-Integrated Network Services. Pre-Integrated Network Services is a bundle of carrier-grade software functions that allow operators to increase revenue by rapidly launching a separate network slice for a specific user community. Operators with existing networks can use it to launch new offerings without disturbing their current network. Depending on the Operator use cases (e.g. Network Slicing, Private networks, IoT), Mavenir's Pre-Integrated Network Services solution can include Open vRAN solutions, Packet Core and/or suite of IMS applications for rich communications. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:38:15 +0100 The World's Most Valuable Guitar worth 2 Million Dollars Decorated with over 11,441 Diamonds ... The upcoming Jewellery and Watch Show Abu Dhabi (JWS) held under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the Minister of Tolerance of the UAE will take place on 26-30 October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). This year it will be showcasing the world's most valuable guitar which has been approved by the Guinness Book of World Records. Visitors will be able to take a glimpse at the extravagant guitar decorated with over 11,441 diamonds amounting to over 400 carats set in 1.6 kilograms of white gold. The guitar which is named the “Eden of Coronet” was designed by Mark Lui (also a renowned song writer), created by 68 artisans and took 700 man days to complete. The brothers of Michael Jackson are just some of the music artists who have performed concerts using this distinctive instrument. Mohamad Meheiddine, JWS Event Manager said, “We try to display striking items at JWS each year and the world's most valuable guitar does just that. Visitors can enjoy the guitar not only for its extravagance but also be in awe of its functional use for musicians. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:30:52 +0100 Oman sees higher demand for Peruvian products Peru, one of the world's fastest-growing Latin American nations, is all set to expand its exports of a wide range of goods to the Sultanate of Oman, a move that is aligned with the growing Peruvian exports to the wider Asian region. Oman is one of the top priority destinations of Peru's latest export master plan. The most important goods imported from Peru to Oman includes powder milk, Peruvian premium anthracite coal, fresh fruits, veterinary medicines, antibiotics, mangos, safety glass, valves and transport accessories.  Peru is one of the top 10 food suppliers in the world and to boost its exports from the agricultural sector has identified a category such as ‘Super Foods Peru', a new brand that includes asparagus, passion fruit, purple corn, quinoa, cocoa among many others; while the alpaca fiber leads the textile sector with its top quality to produce premium garments. While remarking on the improved trade relations between Peru and Oman, the executive president of the official Peruvian Exports and Tourism Board (PROMPERU), Luis Torres, said: “We have implemented a strong plan to intensify our efforts to encourage exports to new markets. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:30:56 +0100 Andersen Global Enters Cameroon, Marking 18th Country in Africa (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global is excited to announce it has signed a collaboration agreement with Muluh & Partners, a law firm based in Douala, Cameroon. In a period of just over two years, Andersen Global has now expanded its presence into 18 countries in Africa. Founded in 2012, Muluh & Partners is a full-service law firm with five partners. The firm's professionals provide legal and tax advice to clients in the areas of mining, aviation, banking and finance, alternate dispute resolution, cybercrimes, immigration, energy, forest exploration, transnational crime, agribusiness, due diligence, international trade, intellectual property, maritime, business/corporate, contracts and telecommunication technology law. “Our philosophy is simple: offer best-in-class service, treat clients like family, and provide them with transparency throughout the process,” said Jude Muluh, Office Managing Director for Muluh & Partners. “Collaborating with Andersen Global will only strengthen the quality of services that we provide and we look forward to working with the member and collaborating firms of Andersen Global. ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:02:18 +0100 Dubai World Challenge for Self-Driving Transport Winners Announced for Prizes Worth USD 5. ... Dubai World Congress for Self-Driving Transport; organised by Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) Dubai on 15th and 16th October 2019  has attracted more than 700 technology leaders and innovators as well as 3000 visitors of the accompanying exhibition. The congress focuses on cutting-edge technologies, besides discussing and developing a general legislative structure for autonomous transport. The event is part of RTA's efforts in support of the strategy unleashed by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make 25% of all trips in Dubai smart and driverless by 2030. The congress attracted 80 international experts, including five keynote speakers, who will be taking part in 40 lectures and 39 technical workshops. The congress is shaping into an all-inclusive global platform for self-driving transport that brings together top experts, policymakers, technology developers, researchers and academia. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:59:04 +0100 MSCI Schedules Investor Conference Call to Review Third Quarter 2019 Results (BUSINESS WIRE)-- MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today it will release its results for third quarter 2019 on Thursday, October 31, 2019. MSCI's senior management will review the third quarter 2019 results on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time. To listen to the live event, visit the events and presentations section of MSCI's Investor Relations homepage,, or dial 1-877-376-9931 conference ID: 2558434 within the United States. International callers dial 1-720-405-2251 conference ID: 2558434. The earnings release, quarterly update and related investor presentation used during the conference call will be made available on MSCI's Investor Relations homepage. An audio recording of the conference call will be available on the Investor Relations website,, beginning approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 16:01:24 +0100 Telefónica Selects Swrve To Drive Customer Engagement (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Swrve, the world leader in real-time, relevant customer engagement, announced today that Telefónica, one of the largest telecommunication operators and mobile network providers in the world, has chosen Swrve to drive app adoption, engagement, and subscriber satisfaction. With this partnership, Telefónica will be able to reliably scale relevant, real time customer experiences to more than 350 million customers across 14 countries worldwide. Telefónica has chosen Swrve as their technology partner to deliver hyper-relevant, individualized subscriber experiences in real time and process and segment millions of behavioral data points in milliseconds. Swrve will partner with Telefónica to drive subscriber acquisition, engagement, retention and revenue by: Understanding in real time where and when subscribers are most likely to engage and appreciate the value of timely and relevant messages Monitoring feature usage and deep behavioral targeting to deliver relevant messages to users that haven't taken advantage of specific app capabilities, promotions, and more Identifying frequent users and engage them for feedback and app store reviews. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:13:16 +0100 BCW Introduces BCW Eventus™, A Holistic Offering Serving Global Sporting Events (BUSINESS WIRE) -- BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency, today introduced BCW EventusTM, an end-to-end offering from the BCW Sports practice that brings marquee global sporting events to life for governing bodies, host cities, brand sponsors, commercial partners and fans. “Major sporting events are a fantastic platform for communicating exciting, emotional and engaging stories to the world,” said Donna Imperato, Global CEO, BCW. “Nothing touches more people of all age and social groups across the world – and provides a genuine opportunity to really move people – than a global sports competition. At the same time, the fight for attention and engagement is fiercer than ever, so event organizers, host cities and brands require a solid strategy and an integrated, global communications effort for them to benefit fully from their involvement.” BCW Eventus uses three complementary methodologies to drive immediate and sustained success for all parties involved. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:04:33 +0100 International Experts Invited to Attend Riyadh's Sustainable City Symposium The Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC), formally known as Riyadh Development Authority, has invited international experts to participate in an symposium setting out the next chapter in Riyadh's development as a sustainable city, one that will enhance the lives of its citizens, while finding solutions to the difficult challenges facing all cities across the world today. ‘Riyadh: The Sustainable City' Symposium will take place on November 12 & 13, 2019 in Riyadh and will focus on four of the capital's most ambitious projects, launched by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and stemming from an initiative from Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince. These four projects are transformative and will help to establish Riyadh as one of the most livable cities in the world. King Salman Park ( promises to be the largest green city park in the world; Sports Boulevard ( will be a state-of-the-art new health and wellness destination in the heart of the city; Green Riyadh ( will focus on planting 7.5 million trees all over the city; and Riyadh Art (www.riyadhart. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:22:20 +0100 Omnico and JOS Enter Strategic Partnership for Asian Market (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Omnico, the global software platform provider of multi-channel commerce solutions to leading brands in theme parks, resorts, hospitality, retail and casinos, today announced its partnership with JOS – a systems integrator, solutions provider and technology consultancy – the trusted technology partner in Asia. JOS is now the official reseller for the full suite of Omnico solutions and products, including business and artificial intelligence applications, in China, Malaysia and Singapore. JOS will use its 60-year heritage in the region's technology sector to expand the client-base for Omnico's unique transaction platform and mobile and digital products. These transform understanding of consumer behaviour to provide brands with unrivalled accuracy in the targeting of promotions, offers and loyalty programmes. “We're very excited to be partnering with JOS in a market central to our growth strategy,” said Mel Taylor, CEO, Omnico. “This is a region that has seen substantial growth in theme parks, hospitality and larger retail and leisure locations. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:58:06 +0100 Airways Aviation Group Acquires ESMA Academy France The Airways Aviation Group announced today the acquisition of the renowned French Aviation Education & Training organisation ESMA (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers de l'Aéronautique). “These are unprecedented times in aviation as we accelerate & expand our already significant global presence & capability and offer even more solutions to the industry's increasing demand for properly trained & qualified people. The Airways Aviation Group is one of very few global brands in aviation education & training and we will continue to solidify our positioning as we service existing partners and develop new industry partnerships. The acquisition of ESMA is a significant next step in meeting the extraordinary industry growth over the coming 15 years”. says Romy Hawatt, Founder & Executive Chairman of the Airways Aviation Group. With the addition of ESMA, the Airways Aviation Group now boasts built up facilities of approximately 25,000 sqm along with the largest and most diverse (‘beaches to alps') pilot training area footprint in the world covering approximately 350,000 sq/km across the UK, Spain, France, Montenegro and Australia. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:37:32 +0100 Forter Fraud Attack Index Reveals 89% Increase In Loyalty Program Fraud (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Forter, the leader in e-commerce fraud prevention, today announced the release of the seventh edition of its Fraud Attack Index. The report tracks shifting behaviors in online businesses across a variety of industries. The latest edition of the Fraud Attack Index indicates that fraud is evolving rapidly beyond the point of the transaction to accounts such as loyalty programs and abuse of return policies. Loyalty fraud increased by 89% year over year, while the total dollar amount in online fraud increased by 12% year over year. “A clear trend in online fraud is emerging,” said Michael Reitblat, CEO and Co-Founder of Forter. “The industry as a whole has done a tremendous job detecting and preventing payment fraud at the point of transaction. This eliminates the amateurs. We're seeing fraudsters now shift their efforts earlier in the customer journey, gaining access to consumers' accounts.” The Fraud Attack Index shows that fraudsters are having significantly more success in account takeover (ATO) attacks. 1.5M individuals whose accounts had already been compromised had additional accounts opened in their name. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:31:10 +0100 Takeda Agrees to Divest Select OTC and Non-core Assets to Acino for Over $200 Million USD (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to divest a portfolio of select over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceutical assets in a number of Near East, Middle East and Africa (NEMEA) countries within its Growth and Emerging Markets Business Unit to Acino for a total value in excess of $200 million USD. This is the third transaction in FY19 that furthers Takeda's strategy to focus on business areas core to its long-term growth and facilitate rapid deleveraging following its acquisition of Shire. “The divestment of non-core assets sold in NEMEA represents the continued execution of our strategy to optimize our portfolio, invest in the defined core business areas, and accelerate our progress toward reaching our target leverage ratio,” said Costa Saroukos, Chief Financial Officer, Takeda. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:45:16 +0100 Thales Named a Market Leader in KuppingerCole Analysts Leadership Compass for ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Thales today announced that it has been positioned as a Market Leader in the 2019 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) Access Management. The report recognized Thales, through its SafeNet Trusted Access offer, as a market leader in terms of the number of customers, partner ecosystem, and global reach in the IDaaS Access Management market. KuppingerCole's Leadership Compass takes a thorough look at the overall IDaaS Access Management industry, provides in-depth analysis of the main players in the market, and rates vendors on innovation, product features, and market reach. “With a strong global presence, SafeNet Trusted Access presents a flexible solution based on standards and, in addition, agents as a service to cater to the access management requirements of organizations with broad contextual authentication needs,” said Martin Kuppinger, founder and principal analyst, KuppingerCole. “Organizations with common IDaaS Access Management requirements should consider SafeNet Trusted Access on their shortlist, specifically when having a need for strong MFA support and flexible authentication policies. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:00:42 +0100 Iraq Becomes Latest Market for Canon Middle East's Continued Expansion in The Region Canon Middle East (CME), a leading provider of imaging technologies and services, continues to mark its expansion across the Middle East as it announced its latest partnership with Almasa IT Distribution in Iraq to better service its customers on the ground. As part of the agreement, Almasa will distribute and promote Canon's comprehensive consumer product portfolio of consumer imaging products and solutions to meet a growing level of demand The partnership with Almasa will help increase Canon's Middle East channel coverage strategy in Iraq and will see the investment in a state-of-the-art service facility for Camera and Printers in Baghdad, with collection points across the country. Additionally, to differentiate its product offering, Canon will launch a three-year extended warranty on DSLR and LASER products as well as a two-year warranty on its G Series to support customers in Iraq. One of the key objectives for Canon Middle East to appoint Al Masa was also to further strengthen the existing distribution network in Iraq to enhance the coverage across the market. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:12:15 +0100 Panasonic to Team up with IBM Japan in Improving Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On October 15, 2019, IBM Japan, Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation's subsidiary, Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions Co., Ltd. (hereafter "Panasonic"), announced that the companies have agreed to collaborate to develop and market a new high-value-added system to optimize the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of customers' semiconductor manufacturing processes and to realize high-quality manufacturing. As part of its circuit formation process business, Panasonic currently develops and markets edge devices and manufacturing methods that contribute to improving semiconductor manufacturing of advanced packaging. These new devices and methods include dry etching equipment, plasma dicers to produce high-quality wafers, plasma cleaners that increase metal and resin adhesion and high-accuracy bonding devices. This expertise will be combined with techniques and technology that IBM Japan has developed for semiconductor manufacturing to help Panasonic create smart factory technology. ... Tue, 15 Oct 2019 04:54:50 +0100 With Putin's visit, UAE takes spotlight in the new world order Watermelon Communications -- Patrick Michael, a commentator on the Middle East, wrote: Energy, Strategy, and Security; these three parameters have defined and shaped Russia-Middle East relations in the post-Cold War era. At a microcosmic level, this also applies in the case of UAE-Russia ties. While energy creates interdependence and makes partnership the only viable option on the table, security and strategy continues to be an entangled web. As Putin embarks on another significant visit to the Gulf – essentially UAE and Saudi Arabia – it's time to revisit the three parameters. A good starting point is the conversion of views and strategies on energy supplies. A broad agreement over the output cut is critical considering the pressure on oil prices in the wake of a slowing global economy. There's nothing more fruitful for the industry and the economy than the big suppliers working in coordination and Russia “deeply values the significant contribution the UAE is making to the global oil cooperation under Opec. ... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:33:54 +0100 Analysis of Patients With Prior Gastrectomy Treated With LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil) ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Servier and its partner Taiho Oncology, Inc. (US), a subsidiary of Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Japan), announced today that detailed results from the analysis of patients with prior gastrectomy enrolled in the Phase III TAS-102 Gastric Study (TAGS) evaluating LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil) in adult patients with metastatic gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma previously treated with at least two prior lines of chemotherapy that included a fluoropyrimidine, platinum, and either a taxane and/or irinotecan-containing regimen, and if appropriate, HER2/neu-targeted therapy, were published in the October issue of JAMA Oncology.1 In the preplanned subgroup analysis, 221 of 507 patients with mGC or GEJ adenocarcinoma with prior gastrectomy were enrolled and randomized to receive LONSURF (n=147) or placebo (n=74) on days 1-5 and 8-12 of each 28-day treatment cycle. Results showed that treatment with LONSURF was tolerable and prolonged survival versus placebo by 6 months vs 3.4 months [95% CI, 0.57 (0.41-0.79)]. ... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:17:51 +0100 BIZCENTER USA Launches Coworking Facility in Orlando With Plans for Nationwide Franchise (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Multimedia, Inc. ( starts today the operations of BIZCENTER USA LLC, its affiliate for shared workspaces and virtual offices. Located on a fully owned 4,400 sq. ft. area in one of the most strategic regions of Orlando, Florida, BIZCENTER USA is offering brand-new state of the art executive suites in a facility with upscale conference rooms, reception, luxury lounge, and kitchen. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Founded in Orlando in 1991, Multimedia is a leading marketing and communications company, highly recognized worldwide for its professional integrity, serving advertising agencies, direct clients and media outlets across all continents. According to Fernando Mariano, president of both companies, the creation of BIZCENTER USA fulfills the needs for a stylish shared workspace and virtual office facility in Southwest Orlando. “Multimedia has strong ties with the Orlando community and we are always looking to respond to the needs of the local residents as well as to the needs of our clients throughout the U.S. and the world. ... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 09:22:59 +0100 Hiperdist Showcases Its ‘Digital Technology Capabilities' At GITEX 2019 with Microsoft Regional Value added distributor Hiperdist, in collaboration with Microsoft, participated in the GITEX Technology Week, held recently in the UAE. The company showcased its ecosystem of partners, such as Microsoft, Palo Alto, Ongo, Pactsoft, VaporVM, Procomix, Alibaba Cloud, etc. across its main focus areas – ‘Cloud' and ‘Security' with a focus on ‘Enabling  Digital Transformation'. Mr. Santosh Sansare, General Manager at Hiperdist spoke at length about this approach, explaining, “At GITEX this year, we focused on how we could enable digital transformation for the market. We highlighted our readiness to the channel via our marketplace of application delivery partners, such as Ongo and Pactsoft. Leveraging these partners, we believe we can bring value to our partners, while empowering them to migrate to the cloud easily. In the future, we plan to develop this marketplace further, with a goal of 100+ partners next year.” Elaborating on the Hiperdist strategy in MEA region, Dr. ... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 07:38:29 +0100 Vodafone Idea and Mavenir Partner to Extend Network as a Platform (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native 4G and 5G network software provider for CSPs today announced the extension of its partnership with Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), India's leading telecom operator, to extend VIL Network as a Platform, reaching distributed presence across all the major Industrial, Commercial, and Services clusters in India. This partnership will focus on three thrust areas. First, building a universal secured Cloud capable of hosting multiple tenants and third-party applications. Second, building a fully automated platform that enables self-provisioning of various workloads. Third and most importantly, setting up a joint innovation lab and team that will consistently innovate on Chipset, Operating System, and work at Application level to offer unique APIs and enable new use cases and delightful experience to VIL customers. “Vodafone Idea has the largest Edge Cloud deployment in India. Our partnership with Mavenir will enable continued innovation in optimizing data path algorithms for VOLTE. ... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:47:52 +0100 Canon Medical to Launch New Division in Dubai, UAE (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Canon Medical Systems Corporation is pleased to announce the official opening of its Middle East Division in Canon Middle East Dubai, UAE. Preparations are now underway to start business operations around the beginning of January 2020. (visit the Canon Medical website : ) After more than thirty years of experience in the Middle East market, Canon Medical is committed to delivering the best possible service to its customers and partners in the region. Toshio Takiguchi, President and CEO, Canon Medical, said: “Establishing a Canon Medical Division in the Middle East is an integral part of our strategy to get closer to our customers through direct presence in key regional markets. Through our products and business solutions, Canon Medical aims to help customers in the region address new opportunities and develop their business.” Canon will continue its efforts to contribute to the development of healthcare and to help people everywhere enjoy a healthy life. ... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 06:32:27 +0100 Inkas Launches SWAT Series APCs Based on the high demand for non-military armored vehicles by international SWAT units, Mr. Ulugbekhon Maksumov, CEO of Inkas Vehicles LLC made a decision to contribute to the law enforcement sector on rescue missions.  This decision supports the INKAS mission of “saving lives” through the development, assembling and armoring vehicles. Therefore, Inkas' CEO has insisted that our resident engineers revisit TITAN-DS design and fashion a customized SWAT version of it, to meet the requirements set out by SWAT teams. Moreover, existing collaborations with multiple law enforcement agencies encouraged INKAS, a Dubai-based armored vehicles manufacturer, to invest in launching a series of brand new models, which are currently undergoing the process of design and testing. “We have expanded the facilities up to 157,000 sq. ft. in order to be able to accommodate and segregate the production process of Armored Rescue Vehicles. Next year the newly branded SWAT series of cars will be placed on the market and, frankly, we are extremely excited about this fact”, - says Mr. Maksumov. ... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:13:11 +0100 Acting Helps You to Gain Control over Emotions & Manage Stress: Tanveer Ahmed Acting has always been seen as a medium to gain popularity, fame, and money and is considered to be an art form reserved only for a few chosen ones with passion and inherent talent in the field. Tanveer Ahmed, Founder-Director of Creative Bites in UAE, throws light on his outlook as to how acting can be used to manage stress and anxiety and can help you gain absolute control over your emotions. Acting can be used as a valuable tool to unclutter your mind, and prepare you to effectively manage your mood swings. “Visualize a day when you are very upset owing to some fatal event or circumstance at home or workplace, and can't get it out of your mind. Now, imagine getting a control over your own emotions in such a way that you could replace your emotion of distress with excitement or joy. ... Mon, 14 Oct 2019 04:56:34 +0100 Crescent Petroleum and Edraak Launch Work Skills Online Courses That Aim To Reach 500,000 Youth ... Crescent Petroleum, the first and largest private oil and gas company in the Middle East, has partnered with Edraak, the Arab World's leading platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to develop a series of open and free online career readiness courses to bridge the gap between the skills acquired during school or university and those required by the labor market. The courses are targeting more than 500,000 young people across the Middle East. The Career Readiness specialization, which will be launched during 2020, delivers three successive courses: English for the Workplace, Digital Literacy for the Workplace, and Business Essentials. The three courses aim to equip young prospective job seekers with basic communication and working skills required in the modern workplace. For students in the UAE, the programme will to support government efforts to prepare young Emiratis to work in the modern workplace. Industry research has highlighted that the single biggest impediment for youth employment are the soft skills required in modern office life. ... Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:51:37 +0100 Fakih IVF Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month In support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fakih IVF Fertility Center seeks to reach out to all women battling the disease by helping preserve their fertility and fulfill their dream of starting a family. Throughout the month of October, the fertility center is running a “Together We Are Stronger” campaign, to honor these patients and strive hard to help them so that cancer does not take away their dream of motherhood. As part of the initiative patients can avail a free consultation on their first visit to the center while also benefiting from several other services offered all month. Dr. Michael Fakih, Medical Director of Fakih IVF said, “Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can considerably harm a woman's fertility. These treatments are conducted to target cancer cells but also cause considerable damage to the normal cells in the body, reducing the chances of conception. This coupled with all the side-effects the treatment brings with it makes the whole process an ordeal for women looking to embrace motherhood. ... Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:37:51 +0100 Affordability and high rental returns attract investors to UAE properties Industry experts believe that increasing affordability and high rental returns have been wooing more local and foreign investors to the UAE property market for quite some time. “Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer rental yields more than double of what is offered by established countries across the world,” Kalpesh Kinariwala, the Founder and Chairman of Pantheon Group, pointed out. According to a report by Moody's Investors Service, the UAE residential demand is expected to be supported by attractive average rental yields ranging between 6 and 7 per cent in the coming months. Reports also suggest that rental returns in the UAE are more than twice in comparison to rates offered in the far Asian markets such as Thailand, Malaysia and other neighbouring markets, which currently stand at around two to three per cent. “In Dubai, the rental returns are up to 7 per cent, which is quite high," said Kinariwala, the Founder and Chairman of Pantheon Group, which is a well-known name in the affordable luxury segment in Dubai's real estate market since 2016. Rising affordability is also increasing property demand in the UAE market. ... Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:35:57 +0100 UAE-based Gemini Group's Chairman, Sudhakar Rao donates INR One crore to NIT Warangal – his ... UAE-based Gemini Group's Founder Chairman Sudhakar Rao, today announced a contribution of INR One crore to help set up a state of the art innovation and incubation center at his alma mater, NIT Warangal. The cheque was handed over on behalf of Mr. Rao by his mother, Ganga Raghavendra Rao and sister, Sujatha Srinivasan Rao in presence of eminent dignitary Prof KK Agarwal, Chairman, National Board of Accreditation to Prof. NV Ramana Rao, Director, NIT Warangal on the occasion of Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Mr. Rao is an alumnus of the institute and pursued his degree in electrical engineering in the batch of 1977-82. He went on to set up Gemini Group, one of the largest business conglomerates in the Middle East, having presence in real estate, energy trading and wealth management sectors. An entrepreneur with a conscience, Mr. Rao continues to support large programs on education and social welfare in both India and the Middle East nations. Commenting on the contribution, Sudhakar Rao, Founder Chairman, Gemini Group, said, “I am fulfilling a long and cherished desire to repay the tremendous debt of gratitude to my alma mater. ... Sun, 13 Oct 2019 08:12:46 +0100