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OSAKA, Japan - Wednesday, June 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation (TOKYO:6752) and UNESCO announced the renewal of their strategic partnership agreement today. The new agreement will run for two years from June 2013 to May 2015.

The strategic framework agreement was signed by UNESCO Director-General, Ms. Irina Bokova and Senior Managing Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation, Mr. Takumi Kajisha, on June 18, 2013, in Phnom Penh in the Kingdom of Cambodia, on the occasion of the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee. The partnership aims to raise awareness about the conservation of UNESCO World Heritage sites and to promote environmental education for the next generation through the World Heritage Education Program. Through this partnership, Panasonic has promoted joint programs in the fields of "education for the next generation", "communication", and "technological support" over the past two years (June 2011 to May 2013). Following ... Read more »
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Wednesday, June 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quintiles (NYSE: Q) has been named to IDG’s Computerworld "100 Best Places to Work in IT” list for the fifth time.

Computerworld has recognized the top 100 companies for information technology professionals since 1994 based on criteria such as diversity, career development, training and retention.

"We are extremely honored that the Quintiles organization has been recognized by Computerworld once again,” said Quintiles Chief Information Officer Richard Thomas. "Quintiles works with leading biopharma and healthcare companies around the world, supporting them in their mission to improve health. We have been working over the years to create an environment where top technology talent has the opportunity to develop professionally and make a difference in the lives of patients around the world.”

In late 2012, Thomas was named a Computerworld "Premier IT Leader,” further indicat ... Read more »
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SINGAPORE - Wednesday, June 19th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On the verge of launching its next-generation satellite constellation, O3b Networks today announced a major long-term capacity deal, providing fiber equivalent capacity to Malaysian telecoms provider Maju Nusa.

The multi-million dollar, multi-year deal, awarded under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications, will allow Maju Nusa to deploy mobile data services significantly further into mobile operators’ networks, reaching rural communities in Malaysia where there is little or no access to broadband.

Maju Nusa is a premium Managed Solutions Provider based in Malaysia, providing a comprehensive range of broadband networking technologies, solutions and services to customers from various market verticals such as Consumers, SME’s, Businesses and Telcos. It aims to close the digital divide existing between rural and urban Malaysia and is involved in a number of government initiatives providing hi ... Read more »
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New company to focus on thermal and hydroelectric power projects in Africa

LONDON - Tuesday, June 18th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Denham Capital, a leading energy-focused global private equity firm, announced the formation of Endeavor Energy today. Denham is seeding the enterprise with an initial commitment of $100 million from its $3 billion Fund VI raised in 2012 and will obtain co-investment from other financial investors and project level equity partners in the future. The financial strength of Denham allows Endeavor Energy to simultaneously pursue multiple projects across Africa.

The new company will invest in thermal (natural gas-fired and other technologies) and hydroelectric power projects in Africa. Its primary focus will be to identify and develop independent power projects in mid-to-late stage development within capacity short markets where the projects can help reduce the cost of power. Endeavor Energy will team up with local partners as it d ... Read more »
Views: 69 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 06.19.2013

Stealth-mode startup says M.A. Ashraf, Ken Morse and other all-stars have joined Board of Advisors

DALLAS - Tuesday, June 18th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Connectloud Inc., a software startup now in stealth mode, announced today that former Cisco Systems executive Zeeshan Naseh has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer. The company also announced that it is being advised by a slate of technology and business all-stars, including Abu Dhabi Bank executive M.A. Ashraf and serial entrepreneur and Founding Managing Director of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center Ken Morse.

Naseh is a seasoned Silicon Valley technology executive who served nearly 15 years at Cisco Systems, most recently as Director Services. He built Cisco’s cloud services business from whiteboard to global field launch, including its growth to more than $1 billion in revenue. Naseh’s next challenge is to lead Connectloud through the global execution and expansion of its mission to ... Read more »
Views: 134 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 06.19.2013

VILLEJUIF, France - Tuesday, June 18th 2013 [BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire]

-- The Worldwide Innovative Networking (WIN) Consortium, a leader in personalized cancer medicine, today proudly announced that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), an association of thirty-eight independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, has become a member of the consortium. Founded on the recognition that greater success can be achieved through collaboration than any organization can achieve alone, the WIN Consortium is a global network of leading academic, industry, insurance and patient advocacy organizations working to make personalized cancer care a reality for patients worldwide.

"The WIN consortium and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association share the mission of providing greater value to patients in need of cancer care and treatment,” said Dr. John Mendelsohn, Chairman of the WIN Consortium and the Director of the Khalifa Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy at ... Read more »
Views: 89 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 06.19.2013