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Members vote to earn either Double Points, beginning on second stay, or 1,000 Bonus Points for every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night stay

MCLEAN, Va. - Monday, September 29th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 11 distinct hotel brands, today announced its latest global promotion. For the first time in the program’s history, Hilton HHonors members are being asked to help design the promotion. HHonors Members are being asked to vote to earn either Double HHonors Points, beginning on their second stay, or 1,000 Bonus Points for every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night stay. The bonus offer that receives the most votes from now through October 4, 2014 will serve as the official promotion starting November 1, 2014 going through January 31, 2015 for registered Hilton HHonors members who stay at participating Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & ... Read more »

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During the graduation of a “Human Rights” course in Abu Dhabi

ME NewsWire

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, September 28th 2014

Major General Marc Boudet, from the General Inspectorate of the French police, praised the efficiency of the police and security authorities in the UAE, which implement international best standards in providing services to community members, boosting safety and security and improving the skills of police staff members. He noted that the UAE stands today amongst the leading countries in respect for human rights; thanks to its advanced security bodies, which apply international best standards and specifications. He also praised the efforts of Abu Dhabi Police and their staff members who enjoy a vast experience and a solid knowledge base in this area, as well as their diligent efforts to achieve the highest standards of excellence.

These remarks were made by Major General Marc Boudet, during the ceremony held ... Read more »

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Monday, September 29th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) (the “Company”) today announced that in light of current market conditions it has decided not to proceed with its previously announced offering of $250 million of senior unsecured notes due 2019 at this time.

“Uncertain and weak overall conditions in the high yield debt market led us to conclude that the proposed offering of senior unsecured notes would not be in the best interest of shareholders under terms currently available,” stated Gregory B. Kenny, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The senior unsecured note offering and the intended use of proceeds was an opportunity to address the maturity of the 2015 floating rate notes and prefund the restructuring program. However, we have the flexibility with respect to the timing of such an offering as we maintain the liquidity under our existing asset-based revolving ... Read more »

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—Aims to produce 3 million bags of vegetables a year—

TOKYO - Tuesday, September 30th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it has begun production of vegetables at the Toshiba Clean Room Farm Yokosuka, a plant factory in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture. Shipment of the first crop is scheduled for the end of October.

Located in a formerly idle facility, Toshiba’s closed-type plant factory uses state-of-the-art technology to raise crops and operates under almost aseptic conditions*1. Toshiba aims for annual output of three million bags (one bag is equivalent to a head of lettuce) of leaf lettuce, baby leaf greens, spinach, mizuna and herbs per, and targets annual sales target of 300 million yen.

Plant factories grow vegetables in close to sterile conditions in almost germ-free cleanrooms. Minimizing the entry of germs and the damage that they can do considerably extends the freshnes ... Read more »

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ZTE helps E-Plus to modernise its UMTS network and deliver LTE equipment

DĂśSSELDORF, Germany - Tuesday, September 30th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- ZTE Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation the leading global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, has announced that its customer E-Plus has come second place in a comprehensive network test that was conducted by the German telecom magazine COMPUTER BILD. E-Plus’s network which was modernised with core network, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) and LTE equipment by ZTE, was placed in the top two due to its recent expansion and excellent performance of its UMTS network, as well as fast download speeds.

E-Plus and ZTE entered into a strategic partnership in 2009, when E-Plus chose ZTE as leading equipment supplier for E-Plus’s mobile network. Since the beginning of 2014, ZTE has also maintained and operated its network. Those ... Read more »

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New artificial intelligence computing platform set to transform the global workforce

NEW YORK - Monday, September 29th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- IPsoft today announced a new artificial intelligence platform named “Amelia” that makes it possible to automate knowledge work across a broad range of functions. Exposed to the same information as any new hire, she can quickly apply her knowledge to solve queries in a wide range of business processes. With Amelia able to shoulder the burden of tedious, often laborious tasks, she partners with human coworkers to achieve new levels of productivity and service quality.

Whereas many other technologies demand that humans adapt their behavior in order to interact with ‘smart machines’, Amelia is intelligent enough to interact like a human herself. This equips her to deliver a top quality customer experience for any of the businesses in which she is deployed.

Amelia learns u ... Read more »

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Selection Committee shortlist 31 finalists in the lead for the 2015 award

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Monday, September 29th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

31 finalists have been shortlisted for the 2015 edition of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s foremost award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability.

The Prize’s Selection Committee met in Abu Dhabi on 16-17 September to discuss and evaluate 59 entries that had earlier been shortlisted by the Review Committee in five categories: Large Corporation, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME), Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), Lifetime Achievement and Global High Schools.

His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Director-General of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, said: “The Zayed Future Energy Prize is yet another reflection of our wise leadership’s limitless drive towards supporting sustainable growth, not just in the UAE but the world over. The Prize embodies the vision of ... Read more »

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