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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, November 2nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

As part of its participation in the Biometrics Exhibition and Conference recently held in London, United Kingdom, the Abu Dhabi Police presented its E-Gates Project experience.  This embodies the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters’ strategy aimed at developing the best technologies to combat crime and boost the community’s security and safety.

Colonel Barakat Yaaqoub Al Kindy, Chief of the Systems Development Section at the ICT Department, chairman of the committee, submitted a work sheet, which focused on the E-Ports  project currently implemented in the UAE. It is  a pioneering project for identification of individuals using three biometrics, IRIS, Face and Fingerprints to facilitate the entry and exit of passengers through the country’s various ports, thus enhancing the State’s prominent position in providing distinguished  services to all sectors, and upgrading the secur ... Read more »
Views: 113 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.04.2013 | Comments (0)

Public-Private Partnership with Direction Nationale de la Meteorologique Pioneers Use of Weather Monitoring and Alerting Technology in Guinea

GERMANTOWN, Md. - Saturday, November 2nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) A public-private partnership with Guinea’s national meteorological organization (Direction Nationale de la Meteorologique) and U.S.-based Earth Networks is paving the way for the first-ever operation of a comprehensive early warning system for monitoring and alerting to severe weather within a least developed country (LDC).

With extreme weather increasingly taking a tragic and devastating toll on lives and livelihoods in countries rich and poor, many countries like Guinea in Africa are seeking ways to increase climate resilience. Traditional monitoring and forecasting systems using radar come at high cost, both to deploy and maintain, making them unsustainable choices for developing countries. This demonstration project is bringing advanced forecasti ... Read more »
Views: 128 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.04.2013

Harry Shum, Jr., Jabbawockeez and Dancers from Around the World Invite People to Get Up and Dance to Help End Mother-To-Child Transmission of HIV

ME NewsWire / Business Wire

ATLANTA - Saturday, November 2nd 2013

Your favorite dance move could help save lives. Coca-Cola and (RED) have enlisted the help of Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike Chang, "Glee”) and the world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez, as well as other notable dancers to harness the power of dance and inspire people to participate in a global dance movement with the goal of helping end mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. Every day, 700 babies are born with HIV. By supporting programs that offer prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services for pregnant women, that number can be near zero.

Being part of the movement couldn’t be easier. Step to the left, then step to the right or do whatever moves come naturally to you and then upload a video of the dance to YouTube or Instagram, ... Read more »
Views: 134 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.04.2013

ME Newswire / Businesswire

NEW YORK - Sunday, November 3rd 2013

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, and NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), today announced the preliminary results of the elections made by shareholders of NYX regarding their preference as to the form of merger consideration they will receive in connection with ICE’s pending acquisition of NYX, which is currently expected to be effective within two business days after receipt of the final regulatory approvals, which ICE and NYX expect to receive in the coming days.

As previously announced, under the terms of the Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 19, 2013 (the "Merger Agreement”), by and among NYX, ICE, IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. ("ICE Group”), Braves Merger Sub, Inc., and NYSE Euronext Holdings LLC (f/k/a Baseball Merger Sub, LLC), subject to proration, allocation and certain limitations set forth in the M ... Read more »
Views: 138 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.04.2013

ME Newswire / Business Wire

NEW YORK - Sunday, November 3rd 2013

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, and NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX), today announced the preliminary results of the proration calculations performed by Computershare Inc., the exchange agent for ICE’s pending acquisition of NYX.

As previously announced, under the terms of the Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 19, 2013 (the "Merger Agreement”), by and among NYX, ICE, IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. ("ICE Group”), Braves Merger Sub, Inc., and NYSE Euronext Holdings LLC (f/k/a Baseball Merger Sub, LLC), subject to proration, allocation and certain limitations set forth in the Merger Agreement, shareholders of NYX had the option to elect to receive for each share of NYX common stock (except for excluded shares and dissenting shares as more particularly set forth in the Merger Agreement):

  &n ... Read more »
Views: 93 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.04.2013

LONDON - Sunday, November 3rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

The Year in Infrastructure 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE) Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced the winners of the 2013 Be Inspired Awards. The awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure. They were presented last night at a ceremony during The Year in Infrastructure 2013 Conference, held 29-31 October in London, United Kingdom. This global gathering of leading executives in the world of infrastructure design, construction, and operations featured presentations and interactive sessions exploring the intersection of technology and business drivers, and how they are shaping the future of infrastructure delivery and investment returns. It was also attended by more than 100 members of the media from leading publications around the globe.

Special guest keynoters included S ... Read more »
Views: 134 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.04.2013

INGELHEIM, Germany - Saturday, November 2nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

    Pivotal Phase III STARTVerso™ data show efficacy of faldaprevir* in difficult-to-cure patient populations such as those with HIV co-infection and advanced liver disease
    84% of patients benefited from a shorter time on treatment and the majority went on to achieve viral cure, with no compromise on safety and tolerability (STARTVerso™1&2)1
    Second-generation protease inhibitor faldaprevir* is being investigated in combinations both with and without interferon

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For media outside of the U.S.A., UK and Canada only

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced new data from its Phase III clinical trial programme, STARTVerso™, which evaluates faldaprevir* in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin (PegIFN/RBV). Patients with genotype-1 (GT-1) hepatitis C (HCV) who have not received previous treatment (treatment-naïve: STARTVe ... Read more »
Views: 116 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.04.2013

INGELHEIM, Germany - Saturday, November 2nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

    High rate of virologic response in Phase II hepatitis C trial of a 12 week all-oral combination of Boehringer Ingelheim’s faldaprevir* and deleobuvir* and Presidio’s PPI-668* with and without ribavirin1
    All patients (17/17) who have completed treatment achieved undetectable levels of hepatitis C virus at the end of treatment1
    13 of these patients have reached their 4-week post-treatment follow-up and all have undetectable hepatitis C virus (SVR4)1

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For media outside of the U.S.A., UK and Canada only

Interim data presented today show that all patients (13/13) who reached their 4-week post-treatment follow-up have undetectable levels of hepatitis C virus (SVR4) after completing a 12-week regimen of faldaprevir*, deleobuvir*, PPI-668* and ribavirin.1 These data from Boehringer Ingelheim’s ongoing Phase II collaborative trial ... Read more »
Views: 96 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.04.2013

SHENZHEN, China - Monday, November 4th 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, and BASE Company, the Belgian subsidiary of Dutch mobile operator KPN, have launched BASE Company’s 4G services in Belgium.

BASE Company has launched 4G services directly in 15 cities and was the second operator to start 4G in Belgium. During the press conference at the announcement in early October, a 4G smart phone with only two signal bars reached download speeds of up to 42 Mbps, and multimedia files played clearly and smoothly.

As Radio equipment supplier for BASE Company, ZTE helped to construct high-quality UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) Dual Carrier networks in Belgium. With a Uni-RAN solution that supports smooth evolution and good equipme ... Read more »
Views: 96 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.04.2013

CHICAGO - Saturday, November 2nd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Chicago-based Performance Trust Investment Advisors, LLC (PTIA) is changing its name to Performance Trust Asset Management, LLC (PTAM).

Firm president Doug Rothschild explains, "The new name better reflects our primary focus on being an asset manager for institutional investors.” PTAM launched its first hedge fund in 2008, capturing opportunity for investors in the then-severely distressed residential mortgage-backed securities market. Since then, the firm has grown rapidly in terms of both assets and products.

Today, PTAM is an institutional-class platform employing a team of industry veterans with a broad scope of fixed income and credit expertise, including the recent hiring of Ethan Youderian, well known in industry circles for his time as Senior Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Citadel Investment Group. Youderian is now leading the development of PTAM’s newest product, a fixed inco ... Read more »
Views: 108 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.04.2013

Suppliers and manufacturers can screen faster for more known and unknown risks

WALTHAM, Mass - Friday, November 1st 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader in improving the health and safety of people and the environment, today introduced the DairyGuard™ milk powder analyzer, a near infrared (NIR) spectrometer specifically developed for food suppliers and manufacturers. DairyGuard is the only system available that tests for unknown adulterants as well as known compounds, such as protein, moisture and fat content. Combined with faster preparation and sampling times that yield real-time results, DairyGuard provides heightened protection from supply chain risks to the safety and quality of milk powder.

With growing supply chain complexities and liability for potential recalls, food manufacturers are in need of a turnkey solution to accurately and cost-effectively screen both known and unknown contaminants in milk powder supplies. The Dai ... Read more »
Views: 107 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.04.2013 | Comments (0)