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SAINT PREX, Switzerland - Saturday, June 8th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- Ferring Pharmaceuticals has announced a second $3 million donation to the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan to support its mission to preserve and promote Bhutanese textiles and improve the livelihoods of the weavers who make them.

Today, at the opening of the new Royal Textile Academy facilities in Thimphu, Bhutan, Michel Pettigrew, President of the Ferring Executive Board, said "We are very keen that this major cultural initiative of preserving Bhutan’s traditional skills and heritage continues, and that the commercial momentum which will enhance the quality of life and economic prospects of the weavers be able to grow over the next few years. This is of great importance to all of us at Ferring as we conduct our business under the Philosophy of "People Come First.”

In 2009, Ferring donated $3 million to the Academy to fund the creation of a new cultural centre in the Bhuta ... Read more »
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DENVER - Thursday, June 6th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MPEG LA, LLC today announced that four patent owners in MPEG LA’s ATSC Patent Portfolio License have filed patent enforcement actions in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Craig Electronics Inc. ("Craig Electronics”), Curtis International Ltd. ("Curtis International”) and ViewSonic Corporation (alternatively named ViewSonic Display Co.) ("ViewSonic”), for infringing patents essential to the ATSC digital broadcast standard used in the United States and other countries.

According to the complaints, Craig Electronics, Curtis International and ViewSonic offer television sets that use the ATSC digital broadcast standard without a license under essential patents. The suits seek monetary damages and injunctions.

MPEG LA, LLC

MPEG LA is the world’s leading independent provider of patent licenses offering wide access to important technologies. MPEG LA developed ... Read more »
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Saturday, June 8th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quintiles has received the prestigious 2013 Informatica Innovation Award for "Enterprise Data Integration” recognizing its pioneering efforts, through the Quintiles Infosario® solution, to integrate and master both clinical research and healthcare data across numerous institutions and at a scale never before accomplished in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Quintiles Infosario seamlessly integrates data, systems, processes and Quintiles’ therapeutic expertise to unlock faster, better-informed decisions from clinical trial planning and design to trial execution services, through post-market outcome studies. It uniquely allows for scientific and operational design to inform and optimize operations based on real-time alerts and data insights, mitigating risk, while improving patient safety, productivity and time to market.

The Informatica Innovation Awards honor organizations that ... Read more »
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PARIS - Friday, June 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on July 19, 2013 to discuss the results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2013.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm (Paris time) – 9:00 am (US Eastern Time). A press release regarding the results will be released prior to the call that same day.

To access the conference call, listeners should contact the Conference Call Operator at +1-800-230-1085 within North America or +1-612-288-0340 outside of North America approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call, and ask for the "Schlumberger Earnings Conference Call.”

A webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously at www.slb.com/irwebcast on a listen-only basis. Listeners should log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to test their browsers and register for the webcast. Following the end of the conference call, a replay will be availa ... Read more »
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Appointments announced today by CISAC following conclusion of 2013 World Creators Summit

WASHINGTON & PARIS - Friday, June 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In its annual meeting today, held in Washington DC, CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) has officially elected electronic music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre to serve as its new president. Jarre will succeed the late Robin Gibb, who passed away in May 2012, and Hervé Di Rosa, French visual artist and painter who served as CISAC’s acting president for the past year. The organization also expanded its Vice President role to four positions, enabling more territories and repertoire to be represented. These positions will go to Javed Akhtar, one of the most successful multi-platform creators from India; Angélique Kidjo, a Grammy Award-winning artist and activist from the West African nation of the Republic of Benin; Marcelo Piñeyro, an Academy Award-winning pr ... Read more »
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LONDON - Saturday, June 8th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- It’s no secret that London retailer Selfridges is passionate about marine conservation. For three years running, Project Ocean, the department store’s retail activism campaign has been reaching out worldwide raising awareness, helping consumers change habits, and rallying support around important issues impacting our seas.

This year at Selfridges, World Oceans Day (8 June) is all about sharks. The World’s Best Department Store is using its creative powers to help expose a dramatic threat to these important and often misunderstood creatures. In true Selfridges style it is exploding with shark themed windows, exhibitions, videos and 3D installations, telling the shark story to the millions of customers who visit the store and browse on Selfridges.com each week.

But a shark take-over in store is only the beginning. Selfridges is committed not only to raising awareness, but also to supporting efforts to p ... Read more »
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"Cool Vendor” report recognizes innovative vendors in the Server Market

NEW YORK - Friday, June 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stromasys, a leading provider of classic system virtualization solutions, announced today that they have earned a place on Gartner’s prestigious "Cool Vendors” list for 2013. The new report, entitled "Cool Vendors in the Server Market, 2013” and published on May 1 by Gartner, Inc., highlights the approaches of innovative vendors whose strategies for server market evolution differ from those of established server vendors.

According to the report, "Through the remainder of the decade, the pace of innovation and change in the server market will be more disruptive than ever. Whether they're looking to increase densities; lower costs; or converge servers, storage and networking, IT leaders will need to get a handle on this volatile vendor market.”

Stromasys’ approach to virtualization differs from traditional server vendors bec ... Read more »
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NEW YORK - Friday, June 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) and China Media Capital (CMC), China’s leading investment fund focused on media and entertainment, today announced the formation of a strategic investment partnership. The announcement was made in the western Chinese city of Chengdu, where top business leaders convened for the 2013 Fortune Global Forum.

The alliance pairs the world’s leading video-focused content company, home of such businesses as Warner Bros., HBO, and Turner Broadcasting, with the preeminent investment platform in China dedicated to the media and entertainment sector. The goal of the partnership is to capitalize on China’s rapidly expanding media sector as digital devices proliferate and China’s demand for high-quality content across multiple platforms rises.

"This partnership with CMC and Ruigang Li will give us a unique window into one of the world’s largest and fastest growing media and entertainment ... Read more »
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Mayor Charlie Hales Recognizes AIMCO as the City’s Export Leader

PORTLAND, Ore. - Friday, June 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

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(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- AIMCO’s CEO, Doug Hall, recently accepted the City of Portland’s Export Leader Award at the Mayor’s Annual International Business Awards Dinner, held at the Portland Art Museum.

Each year, the City of Portland’s Mayor recognizes a small group of companies that have distinguished themselves in exports and attracting foreign direct investment. The purpose of this recognition is to highlight the importance and relevance of conducting business internationally and the positive effect it has on our local economy.

AIMCO has been recognized as a company that exemplifies the power of a deliberate export strategy plan, thereby driving local revenue and helping to bring jobs into the NW region. AIMCO has focused its efforts on international t ... Read more »
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OSLO, Norway - Friday, June 7th 2013 [BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire]

-- With a vast majority of 52 to 7 in favour, Oslo City Council voted Wednesday to send a joint application for a Financial Shortfall Guarantee to the Norwegian Government from the City of Oslo and the Norwegian Olympic Committee (NOC), regarding a possible bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Oslo.

"This is an important day for Norwegian Sports," states Mr Børre Rognlien, the President of the NOC. "We have worked all year following our decision last June to approach the Municipality of Oslo regarding a possible bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. I am also very relieved by the clear majority and very happy for the constructive deliberations ahead of the decision. We feel that the interests of the sports organisation are heard. We see the great possibilities for all of Norwegian sports, and we definitely see the pareto optimal situation in the fact that we also will host ... Read more »
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MONACO- - Friday, June 7th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

    Women entrepreneurs intend to hire more than their male counterparts in their home markets
    Shift in recruitment from breaking into new markets to boosting production of goods and services
    WEOY winners doubled revenue and expanded headcount by 40% in last three years

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Despite tough economic times, the world’s leading entrepreneurs have shown remarkable resilience and continue to be positive about their future recruitment plans. This is highlighted by Global job creation — an Ernst & Young survey of 200 of former Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® (EOY) winners, released today to coincide with the World Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards 2013 (WEOY) in Monaco. The research highlights that 78% of the entrepreneurs said they intend to increase their workforce at home or abroad in 2013.

The survey also found that women entrepreneurs ... Read more »
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SHENZHEN, China - Saturday, June 8th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE Corporation ("ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has won the Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation award for First Live FTTP-XGPON (fibre to the premises 10G passive optic network) Customer Deployment at the GTB Innovation Awards 2013.

This is the second time that ZTE has won the GTB Fixed Network Infrastructure Innovation award following a win in 2011. This demonstrates ZTE’s commitment to R&D in the commercialisation of broadband access.

The broadband network jointly deployed by ZTE and BT is the industry’s first proof of concept trial of the XG-PON (also known as 10G-PON) broadband access service. The XG-PON technology increases user bandwidth to 330Mbps and reduces network delay by roughly 50 percent, achieving the fastest broadband rates in ... Read more »
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