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• Consumer awareness and cultural barriers surrounding screening putting lives at risk • 15 million years of ‘healthy life’ were lost worldwide in 2008 due to women dying early or being ill with the disease

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CHALFONT ST. GILES, England - Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Rising breast cancer incidence and mortality represent a significant and growing threat for the developing world, according to a new global study commissioned by GE Healthcare.

Explained report co-author Bengt Jönsson, Professor in Health Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics: "Breast cancer is on the rise across developing nations, mainly due to the increase in life expectancy and lifestyle changes such as women having fewer children, as well as hormonal intervention such as post-menopausal hormonal therapy. In these regions mortality rates are compounded by the later stage at which the disease is diagnosed, as well as limited access to treatment, presenting a ... Read more »
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GITEX visitors to sample ZTE’s innovative "My-Drive” and "Mi-Assistant” mobile apps

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, October 21st 2013

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2013

ZTE is pleased to present a strong lineup of intelligent smartphone applications and high-performance 4G LTE devices to guests at the GITEX Technology Week 2013 in Dubai, showcasing innovations that will deliver superior user experience to consumers.

In a vehicle specially fitted by ZTE for the GITEX conference, visitors will be able to sample ZTE’s "My-Drive” app, a smart and intuitive hands-free tool that allows drivers to receive calls and activate their favorite functions such as music and Google Maps through voice control. "My-Drive” offers drivers a safe way to access their phones while maintaining full control of their vehicles.

ZTE will also showcase the "Mi-Assistant” app, a powerful smartphone management tool that enables users to block mobi ... Read more »
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Keith Nosbusch will present a vision for smart, secure connected enterprises in the industrial sector

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MILWAUKEE. - Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Please replace the release with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions.

The corrected release reads:

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION CEO TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE INTERNET OF THINGS WORLD FORUM

Keith Nosbusch will present a vision for smart, secure connected enterprises in the industrial sector

Rockwell Automation today announced that its Chairman and CEO, Keith D. Nosbusch, will deliver a keynote presentation during the inaugural Internet of Things World Forum, a global event that unites thought leaders, business leaders and practitioners in business, industry, government and academia. Hosted by Cisco and held Oct. 29-31, 2013, in Barcelona, Spain, the event’s objective is to create a collaborative framework that will accelerate the adoption and positi ... Read more »
Views: 70 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.21.2013

Meets Water Reduction Goal Ahead of Schedule

MCLEAN, Va. - Wednesday, October 16th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton Worldwide today unveiled its annual Corporate Responsibility Report, noting that it has met another companywide sustainability goal ahead of schedule as well as made progress against the company’s full range of sustainability and responsibility commitments. Through continuous improvement and corrective action among its more than 4,000 hotels, Hilton Worldwide achieved its five-year goal to reduce water consumption by 10 percent and waste output by 20 percent in 2012, one and two years ahead of schedule respectively and continues its progress toward its goal to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent by the end of 2013. Since 2009, efficiency projects have resulted in cumulative savings estimated at more than a quarter-billion dollars.

"An inherent part of being a global leader is tackling challenges that are bigger than y ... Read more »
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SHENZHEN, China - Monday, October 21st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

ZTE executive director and president, Shi Lirong, placed 18th in the list of most powerful executives in the global telecoms industry

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shi Lirong, executive director and president, ZTE Corporation ("ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is one of the most powerful executives in the global telecoms industry according to influential trade publication Global Telecoms Business.

The Global Telecoms Business Power 100 is an annual list announcing the top 100 executives helping to shape the world’s ICT landscape. Shi Lirong has been a long standing participant in the list, and this year has achieved his highest ever position – number 18. He is one of just four senior Chinese executives to be listed in the top twenty, including China Mobile Li Yue.

Alan Burkitt-Gray, the edi ... Read more »
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ENFIELD, Conn - Monday, October 14th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Eppendorf is proud to announce that in conjunction with their recently launched "We Know Bioprocessing” campaign, all bioprocessing single-use vessels will be renamed BioBLU®.

Introduced at Europe's leading annual event for biotechnology and life sciences, Biotechnica 2013 exhibition held October 8 to 10 in Hannover, Germany, the Eppendorf "We Know Bioprocessing” campaign was created to strengthen the Eppendorf bioprocess business by highlighting Eppendorf as a global leader in the industry and harmonizing the New Brunswick™ and DASGIP® products within the Eppendorf bioprocess product portfolio. Utilizing the BioBLU name for all single-use vessels enhances the harmonization of the bioprocess product lines.

Through the combined strengths of the New Brunswick and DASGIP product portfolios and by exploiting the strong synergies in bioreactor technology and polymer manufacturing, Eppendorf ... Read more »
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Reporting Portfolio Companies Avoid More Than 1.8 Million Metric Tons of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and 19.5 Million Cubic Meters of Water Use Since 2008

NEW YORK - Thursday, October 17th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KKR (NYSE:KKR), a leading global investment firm, today announced the fifth year of results from its Green Portfolio Program (GPP): an estimated $917 million in cost savings and added revenue and more than 1.8 million metric tons of GHGs avoided between 2008 and 2012.

The GPP is an operational improvement program that uses an "environmental lens” to assess critical business activities of KKR’s participating private equity portfolio companies. Launched in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in 2008, the GPP’s financial impact is a direct result of energy and water efficiency efforts, operational improvements, and better waste handling across 19 portfolio companies reporting into the program.

"The continued impact that we see ... Read more »
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INGELHEIM, Germany - Monday, October 14th 2013

    Nintedanib*, in combination with docetaxel, filed for second-line treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of adenocarcinoma histology after first line chemotherapy
    Following recent approval of GIOTRIF® in NSCLC, Boehringer Ingelheim files its second oncology compound with European Medicines Agency

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Boehringer Ingelheim announced the submission of a Marketing Authorisation Application to the European Medicines Agency for the approval of its oral triple angiokinase inhibitor nintedanib*, in combination with docetaxel, for the treatment of patients with locally advanced, metastatic or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of adenocarcinoma tumour histology after first line chemotherapy. Nintedanib*, when added to chemotherapy, is the first lung cancer treatment that extended patient survival beyo ... Read more »
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Recognizes Leadership & Professionalism in Site Support

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Quintiles today announced that the company has been awarded the Society for Clinical Research Sites’ (SCRS) 2013 Clinical Research Organization (CRO) Eagle Award. The award recognizes outstanding leadership, professionalism, integrity, passion and dedication and is voted on by the sites themselves.

"Quintiles recognizes the vital and important role our dedicated and highly skilled investigators and their site teams play in conducting clinical research aimed at developing new and better medicines,” said Lindy Jones, senior vice president, Integrated Site Services, Quintiles. "We are thrilled to receive the Eagle Award which recognizes that we understand and are dedicated to working closely with all of our investigative sites. We are especially pleased because we were chosen by the sites themselves.”

"We are d ... Read more »
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