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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, August 2nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

A delegation from the Leadership Development and Creativity Center at the General Secretariat of His Highness Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, visited the Harvard University in the USA. The delegation, led by Major Dr. Omar Al Ali, Chief of Competency  Assessment Section at the center, discussed means to enhance mutual cooperation and partnership with Harvard.

During the visit, the two parties reviewed opportunities to develop leadership competencies and the strategies to raise the standards of the MOI’s leaderships; by organizing training courses by the University for the benefit of MOI’s officers.

The delegation offered the University’s administration a copy of the book titled "Management of Change from Operational Perspective", written by Major General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

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Shanghai Tower Completes Historical Ascension

SHANGHAI - Sunday, August 4th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Topping out ceremonies were held today to mark the completion of the core structure of the Shanghai Tower. The last beam was placed atop the 632-meter (2,073-foot) building designed by global design and architecture firm Gensler. Shanghai Tower is a beacon of sustainable design strategies, anchoring the city’s Lujiazui commercial district with prominent public spaces in a series of nine vertical communities.

"Shanghai Tower represents a new way of defining and creating cities,” said Art Gensler, FAIA, Founder of Gensler. "By incorporating best practices in sustainability and high-performance design, by weaving the building into the urban fabric of Shanghai and drawing community life into the building, Shanghai Tower redefines the role of tall buildings in contemporary cities and raises the bar for the next generation of super-highrises.”

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sunday, August 4th 2013

Bank of America Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. and BAC Canada Finance Company (together, the "Offerors”), today announced the purchase prices and certain results to date relating to their previously announced offers to purchase for cash (the "Offers”) 13 series of their respective senior notes that have maturities in 2014 and are listed in the tables below (the "Notes”).

Pursuant to the terms of the Offers, the purchase prices for each series of Notes with a fixed rate of interest ("Fixed Rate Notes”) were determined as of Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., London time (for Notes denominated in euros) or 2:00 p.m., New York City time (for Notes denominated in U.S. dollars or Canadian dollars). The purchase prices for the Fixed Rate Notes, which are listed in the tables below, were determined by reference to the applicable fixed spread for each se ... Read more »
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DENVER. - Saturday, August 3rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) MPEG LA, LLC, world leader in alternative one-stop patent licenses, today announced that three patent owners in MPEG LA’s MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License ("MPEG-2 License”) have filed a patent enforcement action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Motorola Mobility LLC ("Motorola”) for willful infringement of patents essential to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard used worldwide in digital television and DVD.

According to the complaint, Motorola offers set-top boxes that use the MPEG-2 standard without a license under essential patents. Motorola, either directly or through one of its subsidiaries, was a licensee of the MPEG-2 License (including the patents-in-suit) until December 31, 2010. Motorola, through one of its subsidiaries, was an original licensor in MPEG LA’s MPEG-2 License and has been one of MPEG LA’s owners.


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GURGAON, India & FINDLAY, Ohio. - Saturday, August 3rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Apollo Tyres Ltd (NSE: ApolloTYRE) and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced that the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) review period for the pending merger of Apollo and Cooper expired on July 26, 2013 with no action by the Federal Trade Commission or the Department of Justice.

The expiration of the HSR review period satisfies one of the conditions necessary for the transaction to close. Cooper and Apollo expect that, subject to the remaining customary closing conditions, the transaction will be completed before the end of the year.

Cooper and Apollo announced the pending merger on June 12, 2013 following unanimous approval by the boards of directors of both companies. The strategic combination of Apollo and Cooper will bring together two companies with highly complementary brands, geographic presence, and technological expertise to create a global leader in ... Read more »
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TOKYO & ESPOO, Finland & PARIS & PITTSBURGH - Friday, August 2nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) G-cluster Global, the pioneer of Cloud Gaming, is excited to announce that it has entered into an agreement to license content from Electronic Arts, one of the largest gaming companies in the world, having produced famous franchises such as Battlefield, Need for Speed, The Sims and many more. The agreement will see selected Electronic Arts content ported to the G-cluster platform, making those selected games available to cloud gaming users.

G-cluster offers operators the most deployed cloud gaming platform, which allows users to play across TV and other multiple devices. G-cluster instantly turns the TV into the equivalent of a game console without the need to buy expensive hardware.

"Electronic Arts has always been at the edge of innovation in the game industry since its early days. To have their content on the G-cluster platform means a lot to us,” said ... Read more »
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‘AdvanFort helps in even the most dangerous waters.’

WASHINGTON - Thursday, August 1st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Maritime security leader the AdvanFort Company announced Wednesday that it has volunteered for service in the piracy-infested waters in and around the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean as part of the U.S. Coast Guard-coordinated Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (Amver), whose members assist any nearby vessel in distress.

The AdvanFort fleet, which has vessels strategically positioned in key sea lanes surrounding the High Risk Area (HRA), is now "on plot” in the official USCG program, a computer-based voluntary global ship reporting system that is used by search and rescue authorities around the world to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea.

"AdvanFort helps ensure no call for help goes unanswered even in the most dangerous waters," said Benjamin M. Strong, director of Amver Maritime Relations at the Coast Guard ... Read more »
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LUXEMBOURG - Thursday, August 1st 2013

SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today two capacity renewal deals with Portugal Telecom to meet growing connectivity demands across the Archipelago of the Azores and the Portuguese-speaking African countries.

The agreements will see the largest telecommunications service provider in Portugal utilise over 100 MHz of capacity aboard NSS-7 and SES-4 to connect the island communities of Flores and Corvo on the Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. It will also enable Portugal Telecom to improve its positioning as an integrated provider for connectivity to the African continent, meeting increasing demand for bandwidth and coverage for services such as mobile backhaul and corporate networks in African countries such as Angola, Mozambique, and São Tomé, amongst others.

"The latest renewals with Portugal Telecom illustrate our ongoing commitment to provide communication ... Read more »
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