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LISBON, Portugal - Friday, May 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 2014 UEFA Champions League Festival is officially open in Lisbon, Portugal. Earlier today and 80 piece military band from the Guarda Nacional Republicana escorted the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League Trophies into Praça do Comércio. The historic square, which ends on the Tagus river, is the site of the UEFA Champions Festival, which runs until 25 May.

The UEFA Women’s Champions League final will be played later today, at 19h30 GMT. The final, which opposes defending champions VfL Wolfsburg and Sweden’s Tyresö FF, will be played at Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon. The final match includes performances by international R&B star Anselmo Ralph.

Highlights of the day from the UEFA Champions League Festival include the world premiere of the UEFA Champions League movie The 25-minute film celebrates some of the most dramatic moments in the history of ... Read more »

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ME Newswire / Businesswire

- First film signals launch of Disruptive by Design content platform -

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. - Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Oakley, Inc. today released ‘A Story of Disruption’, a short film that explores the Oakley brand philosophy and celebrates the company's most ground-breaking product designs, from 1975 to present day.

Narrated by Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, the film navigates from company inception to future possibilities, maverick founder to game-changing athlete icons, and pays tribute to nearly 40 years of industry disruption in a three minute short.

The release of the film signals the launch of a dedicated web platform on Oakley.com/disrupt that will house additional storytelling content that explores the people, places and products behind the Oakley brand. Further films will take viewers inside the mind of Oakley “mad scientists” and behind the blast doors of their fortified ... Read more »

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Operators Throughout Region Undertaking a Range of Projects to Treat Electronic Waste

ME NewsWire/Business Wire

LONDON. - Wednesday, May 21st 2014

The GSMA today released the report “eWaste in Latin America”, a review of the electronic waste (e-waste) initiatives by mobile operators in Latin America, including Antel (Uruguay), Cable & Wireless (Panama), Claro (Peru), Entel (Chile), Nextel (Mexico), Oi (Brazil), Telcel (Mexico), Telecom Personal (Argentina), Telefónica Movistar (Ecuador and Panama), Telefónica Vivo (Brazil), Tigo (El Salvador) and TIM (Brazil). With insights gleaned from projects undertaken between 2009 and 2013, the report underscores the critical role that mobile operators are playing to improve e-waste management through a range of voluntary projects across the region.

“Over the past two decades, the proliferation of technology and widespread adoption of electronic devices, such as PCs, televisions, radios, mob ... Read more »

Views: 95 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 05.26.2014

INGELHEIM, Germany & INDIANAPOLIS, US. - Friday, May 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

    Empagliflozin once daily tablets approved in EU for adults with Type 2 Diabetes
    Third approved product from the Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly Diabetes alliance

(BUSINESS WIRE) For Non-U.S. and Non-U.K. Media

The European Commission has granted Marketing Authorisation for empagliflozin, a sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor from Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company. Empagliflozin has been approved for the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) to improve glycaemic control in adults and will be marketed in Europe as Jardiance®.

The European Commission approved empagliflozin 10 and 25 mg once daily tablets for use when diet and exercise alone do not provide adequate glycaemic control:

    alone when metformin is not considered appropriate due to intolerance
    alo ... Read more »

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ILLUMENATE First-in-Human Clinical Trial Supports the Stellarex™ Balloon with EnduraCoat™ Technology in Treating Peripheral Arterial Disease

PARIS - Thursday, May 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Covidien’s Stellarex™ drug-coated angioplasty balloon (Stellarex DCB) continues to be shown as safe and effective for treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to new 24-month data released today from the company’s ILLUMENATE First-in-Human (FIH) Study. The Stellarex DCB uses EnduraCoat™ technology, a durable, uniform balloon coating designed to prevent drug loss during transit and facilitate controlled, efficient drug delivery to the treatment site. The FIH study results were reported at the EuroPCR Scientific Congress in Paris, held May 20-23, 2014.

According to The Lancet, 40.5 million cases of PAD were reported in Europe in 20101. PAD is one of the most common vascular diseases and is associated with he ... Read more »

Views: 95 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 05.26.2014

LISBON, Portugal - Saturday, May 24th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The world premiere of the UEFA Champions League movie drew massive crowds at the UEFA Champions League Festival last night. The 25-minute film celebrates some of the most dramatic moments in the history of the world's most prestigious club competition since the first European Champion Clubs' Cup was contested in 1955/56.

One of the highlights of the screening was the homage to Eusebio. The former Portugal international and European Champions Club winner with SL Benfica recently passed away, and is still a major figure in Portuguese football.

Former players Steve McManaman, Pedrag Mijatovic and Christian Karembeu were there to witness the premiere.

Orchestra Geração was on hand for the build-up to the movie premiere. The 100 piece youth orchestra were joined by a 40 strong choir, who closed their performance with a spectacular rendition of the UEFA Champions League anthe ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan - Friday, May 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- From May 20 to 22, 2014, the industry's international key players were meeting at PCIM, Power Conversion Intelligent Motion in Nuremberg, Germany. The PCIM is Europe's leading meeting point for specialists in Power Electronics and its appliances in Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management. Panasonic exhibits its advanced Power Devices and solutions and is challenging to expand and further develop its sales channels in Europe.

With increasing environmental issues and a rapid decrease in non-renewable energy resources such as oil - energy saving became a worldwide priority. The role of power supplies for electrical systems in energy conservation is becoming a major part of the solution. Power devices used in electrical energy conversion and control systems that consume tremendous amounts of power during operations are especially regarded as the key devices to "save energ ... Read more »

Views: 89 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 05.26.2014

PARIS. - Thursday, May 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

 (BUSINESS WIRE) During the Late Breaking Clinical Trial sessions at EuroPCR yesterday and published simultaneously in the European Heart Journal, Professor Uwe Zeymer of Klinikum Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen, Germany and others reported a paper entitled: “Bivalirudin is superior to heparins alone with bailout GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction transported emergently for primary percutaneous coronary intervention: a pre-specified analysis from the EUROMAX trial”.

The EUROMAX trial studied 2,198 patients with heart attacks (STEMI) during their transport on the way to urgent heart procedures (PPCI) aimed at unblocking coronary arteries occluded by blood clots – the underlying cause of heart attacks. Treatment with bivalirudin (Angiox) was compared to heparin or low-molecular weight heparin (heparins) given with optional glycoprotein inhibitors (GPI). As r ... Read more »

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SAN DIEGO. - Thursday, May 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

ATS 2014

   Results from VIVACITO™ study showed significant improvement in lung function (FEV1*) using

fixed-dose combination of tiotropium and olodaterol (tiotropium + olodaterol FDC†) in patients with   

 COPD‡, compared to monotherapies or placebo1
   VIVACITO™ is the first study presented from the >8,000 patient TOviTO™ Phase III clinical trial

programme for tiotropium + olodaterol FDC

    Further tiotropium + olodaterol FDC data on patient outcomes such as quality of life are due to

report later this year

(BUSINESS WIRE) For media outside of the US, the UK & Canada only

Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the first Phase III data for the once-daily fixed-dose

combination of tiotropium and olodaterol. Results from the Phase III VIVACITO™ study show t ... Read more »

Views: 78 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 05.26.2014 | Comments (0)

ME Newswire / Businesswire

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Thursday, May 22nd 2014

eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) said beginning later today it will be asking eBay users to change their passwords because of a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data. After conducting extensive tests on its networks, the company said it has no evidence of the compromise resulting in unauthorized activity for eBay users, and no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, which is stored separately in encrypted formats. However, changing passwords is a best practice and will help enhance security for eBay users.

Information security and customer data protection are of paramount importance to eBay Inc., and eBay regrets any inconvenience or concern that this password reset may cause our customers. We know our customers trust us with their information, and we take seriously our commitment to maintaining a saf ... Read more »

Views: 108 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 05.26.2014 | Comments (0)

ME NewsWire/Business Wire

ISTANBUL - Friday, May 23rd 2014

Turkish Airlines, recently voted Europe’s best airline for the third consecutive year, has successfully completed another outstanding and innovative deal with one of its major business partners, BNP Paribas Group. The international carrier, which flies to 250 destinations worldwide, in more countries than any other airline, has been globally awarded for “Tax Lease Deal of the Year 2013” by Airfinance Journal –distributed in New York on May 22, 2014.

Turkish Airlines’ award-winning deal included two Airbus A330 aircrafts which have been financed by Development Bank of Japan (DBJ), and was arranged by BNP Paribas under Japanese Operating Lease with a Call Option. The deal is also combined with the European Export Credit Agencies’ (EECA) guaranteed bank debt (ECA JOLCO) structure.

Turkish Airlines had mandated BNP Paribas as lead arranger and lender of an ECA J ... Read more »

Views: 90 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 05.26.2014

MILWAUKEE. - Friday, May 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) United Arab Emirates’ Dubai Aluminium and Argentina’s Tgestiona were awarded gold-level status at ASQ’s International Team Excellence Awards for increasing quality and financial savings for their organizations.

ASQ recently announced the gold-level winners — along with silver-level and bronze-level winners — at its World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Dallas, Texas, USA. In its 29th year, 38 finalist teams from 14 countries competed for gold, silver and bronze status.

The ITEA process is the only one of its kind that recognizes organizations worldwide for successfully deploying quality team-based process improvement. The ITEA criteria provide a framework to enable teams to efficiently contribute to overall organizational improvement efforts.

Since 1985, more than 1,050 organizations of all sizes have showcased proven results with long-term implicat ... Read more »

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