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MCLEAN, Va. - Thursday, November 14th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In response to Super Typhoon Haiyan that devastated the central islands of the Philippines, Hilton Worldwide has set up a disaster relief matching program for Team Members and Hilton HHonors members to support recovery efforts. Now through December 31, 2013, donations made at GlobalGiving.org/hhonors will be matched by the company, dollar-for-dollar, up to $150,000. In addition, for every $1 USD donated, Hilton HHonors members will receive 10 HHonors Bonus Points.

Funds donated will support the ongoing provision of immediate relief, including emergency shelter, healthcare, water, sanitation and tracing and restoring family links, and also towards eventual recovery support to the affected population.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the Philippines, as well as their family and friends throughout the world who have been affected by this tragedy,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, P ... Read more »
Views: 81 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.14.2013

New offering improves the quality and predictability of clinical development while reducing overall trial costs by up to 25 percent

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Wednesday, November 13th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quintiles today announced the launch of its comprehensive, fully-integrated Data-driven Trial Execution offering, which leverages the concept of risk-based monitoring to improve clinical trial delivery. While the industry’s current approach to risk-based monitoring focuses solely on clinical trial monitoring, Data-driven Trial Execution combines study start-up, project management, clinical monitoring, data management and analytics to optimize trial conduct while meeting regulatory demands and quality requirements for Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

"Our customers are seeking to manage clinical trials with greater efficiency, seamless execution and predictive insights that enable them to respond faster and make better-informed decisions,” said Pa ... Read more »
Views: 101 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.14.2013

Enhanced software supports cell therapy and research organizations with added value, compliance aid

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Wednesday, November 13th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Terumo BCT has released updated software for the Quantum system as part of its ongoing goal to aid cell therapy companies and research organizations in current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and compliance with Part 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

KEY FACTS ABOUT QUANTUM SOFTWARE 2.0

    Automates traditional manual reporting with electronic data capture for cell culture processes.
    Keeps users informed with customized, remote alarm notifications, in the event of a disruption to cell culture processes.
    Provides improved process control with user authentication, and tracking tasks and configuration changes performed by operators and administrators for enhanced traceability.
    Restores the ... Read more »
Views: 98 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.14.2013

GfK Innovation Roadmap guides complete innovation strategy, delivering powerful innovation pipeline and comprehensive blueprint for activation

ME Newswire / Business Wire

NUREMBERG, Germany - Wednesday, November 13th 2013

GfK today announced the launch of GfK Innovation Roadmap: an end-to-end strategic innovation process that guides an organization’s entire innovation journey – from growth plans to launch – by exploring market dynamics, identifying market opportunities and enabling market impact. This innovation process uses focused deliverables at every milestone to provide actionable growth plans, a pipeline of compelling innovation initiatives and a blueprint for how to activate.

"A key distinction of GfK Innovation Roadmap is that it is based on our unique and holistic market analysis framework. This first-to-market process lets us capture and analyze the dynamic interrelationship between evolving consumer needs and the benefits offered by the market, an ... Read more »
Views: 107 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.14.2013

Byblos Bank Deploys Gemalto Bio-Sourced EMV Payment Card in Lebanon, Leading the First Green Banking Initiative of Its Kind in the Middle EastME Newswire / Businesswire

AMSTERDAM - Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, and Byblos Bank, one of Lebanon's top three banks, joined forces to launch the Middle East's first bio-sourced EMV payment cards in Lebanon. This initiative, a first-of-its-kind in the region, is the result of Byblos Bank's investment for a green and sustainable environment in Lebanon. Working with Gemalto's local partner Unilux Cards, Byblos Bank plans to migrate 80% of its entire banking card portfolio to Gemalto's Clarista bio-sourced payment cards within the next three years.

The new cards will be replacing the conventional plastic card body with renewable materials that are easily recyclable and compostable. The bank has already started offering the Clari ... Read more »
Views: 75 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.14.2013

OSLO, Norway - Thursday, November 14th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

Today, the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports and the City of Oslo submitted the application to the IOC to host 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oslo and the Lillehammer – region, with it`s proven Olympic heritage, guarantee to offer high-profile, modern Olympic and Paralympic games with enthusiasm and passion. We will offer a compact two village Olympic concept.

- I am very pleased with the progress in our Olympic project. With this application, the Municipality of Oslo officially submits its interest to be host city for the 2022 Winter Games. I firmly believe that the application from Norway and Oslo will be a very strong contender in the tough international competition to host these Games, says the Governing Mayor of Oslo, Stian Berger Røsland.

A strong application

- The Olympic and Paralympic Games are first and foremost about a ... Read more »
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ME NewsWire / Business Wire

INGELHEIM, Germany - Wednesday, November 13th 2013

    Data show that tiotropium Respimat® increased time to first severe exacerbation and first episode of asthma worsening in asthma patients who remain symptomatic despite at least ICS*/LABA+therapy1
    Despite current treatment options, at least 40% of patients with asthma remain symptomatic and may experience frightening and life-threatening asthma exacerbations (attacks)2
    The applications are supported by pivotal data from UniTinA-asthma® Phase III clinical trial programme, which involves more than 4,000 patients in over 150 study sites globally, and is addressing the unmet medical need of patients who remain symptomatic despite today’s therapies
    Tiotropium is already approved for the treatment of COPD, with comprehensive clinical trial data from more than 190 tiotropium COPD trials3

For Media outsi ... Read more »
Views: 111 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.14.2013

SHENZHEN, China - Thursday, November 14th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

ZTE’s ZXONE 8700 OTN system delivers ultra-large bandwidth approaching 300Gbits/s and fault-free reliability to help Alibaba handle massive surge in online shopping orders

(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, is pleased to provide mission-critical high-speed data transmission systems to help Alibaba Group handle a record-breaking surge in online shopping traffic on China Singles’ Day on 11 November, the busiest day of the year for Internet retailers in China.

ZXONE 8700, ZTE’s industry-leading series of 100 Gigabits per second (100G) optical transport network systems, carried 90% of Alibaba’s operating data traffic on China Singles’ Day, as a surge in online shopping orders pushed Alibaba’s peak data traffic to almost 300 Gbits per sec ... Read more »
Views: 113 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 11.14.2013 | Comments (0)

Sale features Wafer Test, Chip Assembly & R&D Assets Including Wafer Testers, Handlers and Probers, Dicing Saws, Singulators, Analyzers and Oscilloscopes

STARNBERG, Germany & PHOENIX & WASHINGTON - Tuesday, November 12th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Maynards, Liquidity Services, Inc. and GES Associates today jointly announced the appointment by ST-Ericsson to manage a bulk and piecemeal sale of surplus Production and R&D Assets of the ST-Ericsson joint venture, a former global manufacturer of wireless products and semiconductors. The sale features backend test, assembly, measurement and lab equipment in sites throughout Asia and France, and labs around the world.

Daniel Kröger, Director at Maynards stated: "We are pleased that ST-Ericsson has appointed our Strategic Partnership as exclusive sale agents for these High Tech assets. Our combined world-class auctioneering services, large international customer networks, and extensive industr ... Read more »
Views: 127 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.14.2013 | Comments (0)

LONDON - Wednesday, November 13th 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In the presence of seventeen State Leaders and witnessed by The Honorable Dato' Sri Mohamed Najib, Prime Minister of Malaysia, the World Islamic Economic Forum announced the landmark MOU between the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) and the Islamic Center for Development of Trade (ICDT), a subsidiary of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The MOU marks a tangible first step to solidify OIC Countries’ participation in GCEL’s global initiative providing the required 21st century technology tools to deliver increased trade efficiency through a Digital Economy Platform.

This MOU compliments similar relationships between GCEL and organizations including the League of Arab States, African Union, ASEAN-BAC, Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) and Organization of American States.

H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, GCEL Asia’s Advisory Board C ... Read more »
Views: 105 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 11.14.2013 | Comments (0)