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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Tuesday, February 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc.’s (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) issued the following statement today regarding the New Zealand government’s announcement that it will wait to implement standardized or "plain” packaging for tobacco products until the international legal challenges pending regarding Australia’s law are decided:

"In her official statement earlier today announcing New Zealand’s plans regarding standardized packaging, Health Minister Tariana Turia said, ‘the Government will wait and see what happens with Australia’s legal cases, making it a possibility that if necessary, enactment of New Zealand legislation and/or regulations could be delayed pending those outcomes.’

This announcement demonstrates that the New Zealand government recognizes the significant international trade issues with standardized packaging and will not implement it until the pending international le ... Read more »
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CaixaBank, Gemalto, Telefónica and Visa Europe deliver contactless mobile payments experience at MWC 2013

AMSTERDAM - Monday, February 18th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Mobile World Congress 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

As part of the new NFC Experience at Mobile World Congress, four partners have come together to deliver a mobile contactless payment experience.

CaixaBank, Gemalto, Telefónica and Visa Europe will deliver a payments application which will be offered to 3,500 delegates at Mobile World Congress, taking place February 25-28th in Barcelona. The app, developed by Telefónica Digital, will allow delegates to make mobile contactless payments using a pre-paid card especially developed for mobile payments, which has been enabled to work with Visa’s contactless payment technology. The card is issued by MoneyToPay, the new subsidiary for the prepaid business created by CaixaBank.

Delegates will experience the service on an Xperia™smartpho ... Read more »
Views: 272 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.19.2013

VILLEJUIF, France - Monday, February 18th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Worldwide Innovative Network (WIN) Consortium in personalized cancer medicine is proud to announce that the University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center has joined as a member of the Consortium. WIN is a global network of leading academic, industry, and patient advocacy organizations working to make personalized cancer care a reality for patients worldwide.

UCSD Moores is NCI-designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, a ranking conferred on select institutions that stand at the forefront of NCI-supported cancer research. With a faculty that includes Nobel Laureates and members of the National Academy of Sciences, advanced competencies in biobanking, and a new Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine equipped to conduct the most advanced genome-wide sequencing techniques, the UCSD Moores Cancer Center will play an integral role in developing and implementing innovative, worldwide ... Read more »
Views: 278 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 02.19.2013