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ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - Thursday, October 31st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Former President of the New York Philharmonic to Cultivate a Musical Destination in the Northern California Wine Country

Zarin Mehta Will Oversee Year-Round MASTERCARD PERFORMANCE SERIES

GMC to Feature International Program of Orchestras, Ensembles, and Artists, San Francisco Symphony and Santa Rosa Symphony Presentations

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dr. Ruben Armiñana, President, Sonoma State University (SSU), and the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center Board of Advisors, Sanford I. Weill, Chairman, announced today that Zarin Mehta will join the Green Music Center (GMC) at SSU in a leadership role. Mr. Mehta, cited as among the top arts administrators internationally, served as President of the New York Philharmonic from 2000 – 2012, and previously as President and CEO of Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, and as Managing Director of the Montreal Symphony.

Zarin Mehta will set the artistic vision for G ... Read more »
Views: 90 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.03.2013

BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey - Friday, November 1st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Following the announcement last month that it had fully enrolled its pilot FDA chronic migraine study electroCore has announced that its European randomized controlled trial, GC - 002, for the prevention and acute treatment of chronic cluster headache has been found by the external statistical team to require no changes based on the planned interim sizing analysis.

This study, which is a multicentre trial with sites in Germany -5, UK -3, Belgium -1, Italy -1, has as its primary outcome the reduction in the number of cluster headache attacks per week. The trial is a randomized controlled study involving parallel groups. One arm receiving the standard of care while the other arm is receiving the standard of care plus treatment with gammaCore - electroCore's non invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) therapy. The trial, which is due to finish at the end of the second quarter next year, has ... Read more »
Views: 114 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.03.2013 | Comments (0)

MCLEAN, Va. - Wednesday, October 30th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)  Hilton Worldwide celebrated the company’s annual volunteer campaign completing more than 2,400 volunteer projects in over 700 cities in 72 countries throughout the month of October. Now in its second year, Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual volunteer service event which recognizes the company’s service and volunteer culture and strengthens the communities Hilton Worldwide serves.

Team Members from over 900 properties and offices completed projects including résumé building for and mentoring of youth, refurbishment of schools and community centers, preservation of cultural landmarks, river and park clean-ups, meal preparation and the creation of community gardens and green spaces. All of the projects focused on engaging Team Members to deliver Hilton Worldwide's commitment to Travel with PurposeTM and its corporate responsibility pillars: creating opportuni ... Read more »
Views: 111 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.03.2013

ME Newswire / Businesswire

NEW YORK - Thursday, October 31st 2013

NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX) today provided the following statement and timeline for the completion of its pending acquisition by IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses.

ICE and NYSE Euronext have postponed the closing date of their previously announced merger transaction from November 4, 2013 to a later date to be announced to allow additional time for relevant European regulators and ministries to process and issue their approvals. As previously announced, ICE and NYSE Euronext have received a letter from the Chairmen’s Committee of the Euronext College of Regulators, which includes each individual regulator of the Euronext markets, indicating that it is "not minded to object” to ICE’s proposed acquisition. ICE and NYSE Euronext are awaiting receipt of the remaining national regulatory approvals, which they expect to receive in the coming days, a ... Read more »
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SHANGHAI - Thursday, October 31st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Noted business advisor and author to speak to more than 450 senior global executives at Hay Group conference in November

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Seismic transformation of economic opportunity and geopolitical power from advanced countries in the North to countries of the South is taking place at breakneck speed. What is this context in which corporations of the future will thrive or decline?

In his plenary session speech to senior executives in November at the Hay Group International Conference in Shanghai, international business advisor and author, Ram Charan, will argue that even though these are challenging times, they are also rich in potential for those who can develop the right mindset. Charan says that the old rule book should be rewritten, and will set out the principles that will inform the new rule book.

"The world is going through such a huge transformation and so frequently that there is not room for ... Read more »
Views: 106 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.03.2013 | Comments (0)

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C - Thursday, October 31st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Quintiles today announced that John Ratliff has resigned his position as president and chief operating officer (COO) effective December 31, 2013. He has also resigned his role as a member of the Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. board of directors.

"On behalf of our board of directors, senior Quintiles management team and our employees around the world, I would like to thank John Ratliff for his leadership and tireless dedication to Quintiles over the past nine years,” said CEO Tom Pike. "Quintiles is known for its strong management team, and I’m confident that these executives will ensure a smooth transition for our customers, employees and the patients we ultimately serve. John helped to grow this team as Quintiles has grown. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Ratliff joined Quintiles as chief financial officer in 2004, shortly after the company began its transitio ... Read more »
Views: 116 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.03.2013

Luxury film draws parallels to the inspiration behind the Collection by bringing to life a shared journey to achieve the extraordinary

LONDON - Thursday, October 31st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ and Alfred Dunhill launched the JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ Limited Edition Collection designed by Alfred Dunhill in conjunction with the première of "Celebrating a Journey Shared”, a film which portrays a memorable journey of two exceptional men – John Walker and Alfred Dunhill – from the bustling city of London to the highlands of Scotland. The two iconic British luxury houses also unveiled CelebratingAJourneyShared.com, a digital concept space that showcases the great craft traditions of dedication, rich heritage and commitment to quality behind this exclusive range of collectors’ items.

Inspired by the pioneering spirit of our founders, John Walker and Alfred Dunhill, and the brands that honour their vision today, the film cap ... Read more »
Views: 81 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.03.2013

Educate A Child Projects Reach 2 Million Children In First Year

DOHA, Qatar - Wednesday, October 30th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Educate A Child (EAC) and its partners are on track to bring more than two million out of school children into education programmes a year on from its launch, and plan to reach ten million by the end of the 2015 school year.  EAC is a program of Education Above All (EAA).

The milestone achievement and target were revealed before a group of international education stakeholders at a plenary session at the World Innovation Summit for Education attended by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson and Founder of EAA.

Reflecting the need for multi-sectoral collaboration to achieve the goal of ensuring access to a quality education for all, the plenary featured leading stakeholders in education, including: Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser; UN Special Envoy for Education, Gordon Brown; Director General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova; ... Read more »
Views: 134 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.03.2013 | Comments (0)