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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, October 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
The Strategy and Performance Development Department at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters carried out a successful mock drill to extinguish a ‘fire’ that broke out at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ building. Top officers at the Department took part in the drill, which was conducted in collaboration with the General Directorate of Civil Defense and the Emergency and Public Safety Department; during which rescue teams evacuated staff members from the building and managed to extinguish the fire in record time.
As per the scenario, the Abu Dhabi Police’s Operations Room received a tip-off at 8:00 a.m. on the outbreak of the ‘fire’.  As soon as the fire alarm sounded, safety officials evacuated the building and escorted employees and workers to the muster points pending the arrival of Civil Defense and rescue teams.
The evacuation plan was conducted according to t ... Read more »

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Leading Mobile Operators, SIM Vendors and Module Manufacturers Deploy Solutions Compliant with GSMA Embedded SIM; New Research Indicates that Deployment Will Grow M2M Market by 34 Per Cent by 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates. - Friday, October 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Mobile 360-Middle East

(BUSINESS WIRE) At the Mobile 360 Series-Middle East conference in Dubai, the GSMA announced that leading mobile operators AT&T, Etisalat, NTT DOCOMO, Telefónica and Vodafone Group alongside SIM and module manufacturers Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Morpho (Safran), Oberthur Technologies, Sierra Wireless and Telit have all launched solutions compliant with the GSMA Embedded SIM Specification for the remote ‘over the air’ provisioning of machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. Additional operators and ecosystem partners including Ericsson, Jasper and Telenor Connexion have also committed to launch.

“Our vision has always been to unite all stakehol ... Read more »

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HOUSTON. - Friday, October 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) The Board of Directors of Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share of outstanding common stock. The dividend is payable on January 9, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on December 3, 2014.

About Schlumberger

Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing approximately 126,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in more than 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production.

Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston, London and The Hague, and reported revenues from continuing operations of $45.27 billion in 2013. For more information, visit www.slb.com.

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OSAKA, Japan - Thursday, October 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Panasonic Corporation today announced it has signed an Official Worldwide Paralympic Partnership agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for six years and two months from 2014 through to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The signing ceremony held in Tokyo, Japan was attended by IPC President Sir Philip Craven and Panasonic Corporation Executive Officer Satoshi Takeyasu in charge of Groupwide Brand Communications Division.

The Paralympic Games is the most prominent sporting event for athletes with impairment in the world and is held after the Olympic Games in the same city and venues. The first Paralympic Games took place in Rome, Italy, in 1960 and has since grown into the world's third biggest sporting event featuring thousands of high performance para-athletes.

Since its foundation, it has been a basic business principle for Panasonic to contribute to ... Read more »

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Visualize Your World Roadshow Events around the globe attract more than 8,000 attendees

RADNOR, Pa - Thursday, October 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Qlik®, (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in data discovery, opened the doors on its worldwide Visualize Your World roadshow events, which will be taking place in 20 cities worldwide. The events, which are expected to attract more than 8,000 visitors across APAC and EMEA, will be challenging conventions to help attendees better understand the importance of empowering everyone across a business with visual, intuitive data analysis to uncover meaningful insights.

The Visualize Your World events will take place over the next two months in cities such as London, Sydney, Hong Kong, Milan, and Tokyo will involve a series of keynotes as well as breakout and best practice sessions with Qlik experts and partners. Partners joining in the different events around the world include: CapGemini, Deloitte, Differentia, Ter ... Read more »

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Co-operation announced at the Capacity Africa event hosted in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

LONDON & EBENE, Mauritius - Thursday, October 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE:NTT), announced today that it has been selected by Liquid Telecom to supply IP Transit services to support the increasing demand for bandwidth in the African Market.

Simon Waller, Head of Global IP Network Sales in EMEA for NTT Com, said, “We are delighted to have been selected by Liquid Telecom for the provision of IP Transit. Liquid Telecom provides vital Internet access to ISPs and content providers throughout the African continent and therefore have extremely high expectations for service quality. We look forward to exceeding these expectations.”

According to new data from TeleGeography’s Global Bandwidth Forecast Service, Africa is ... Read more »

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TORONTO - Thursday, October 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Xagenic, a molecular diagnostics company developing the first lab-free molecular diagnostic platform with a 20 minute time-to-result, today announced the appointment of Timothy I. Still as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Still will also serve as a member of Xagenic Inc.’s board of directors.

Most recently, Mr. Still served as President and CEO of Accumetrics Inc., where over a period of five years he transformed the company into a commercially successful point-of-care test manufacturer which was ultimately sold to ITC in 2013. Prior to his time with Accumetrics, Mr. Still was Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Hemosense, a point-of-care company that developed, manufactured and commercialized a handheld CLIA Waived device. Hemosense was acquired by Inverness Medical (now Alere) in 2007. Previously, he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Cholestech, and ... Read more »

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The Integrated Cloud-Based Solution Lowers Cost and Delivers Powerful Scalability and Flexibility for Customers’ In-Store Systems Designs

       
LONG BEACH, Calif - Thursday, October 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, today announced that POS on Cloud, a provider of cloud-based POS software-as-a-service (SaaS), has certified one OmniLink-i smart printer and two other Epson printers for its retail and hospitality clients. The company chose Epson’s OmniLink™ TM-T88V-i smart printer for its built-in web server, print server and device management capabilities and added the TM-T20II USB tablet POS receipt printer and the TM-U220B tablet POS Ethernet kitchen printer for additional functionality. The solution is available from POS on Cloud today.

“As the leader in delivering the next-generation of POS applications, ... Read more »

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ME NewsWire/Business Wire

LAS VEGAS - Thursday, October 16th 2014

Net Revenues of $22.4 Million, Up 42% Year over Year

Deferred Revenues of $58.1 Million, Up 25% Year over Year

Nearly 900 Total Signed Clients to Date, Including Nearly 100 Fortune 500 and Fortune Global 100 Clients

Rimini Street, Inc., the leading independent provider of enterprise software support for SAP AG’s (NYSE: SAP) Business Suite and BusinessObjects software and Oracle Corporation’s (NYSE: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware, Hyperion and Oracle Retail software, today announced preliminary financial results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2014.

Rimini Street's third quarter results included record highs in net revenues and third quarter deferred revenues.

    Net revenues for the third quarter of 2014 increased 42% year over year to $22.4 million
  ... Read more »

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A First-of-its-kind in the Region

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, October 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
Lt. General H.H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior was presented with TÜViT’s highest level of certification, ‘the Level 4 Security Certificate’, which was awarded to Abu Dhabi Police GHQ for the outstanding security and efficiency of their data center. This certificate is a first-of-its-kind accreditation awarded to a data center in the Middle East, Africa and East Asia region, and it is the highest level of certification in the data centers’ evaluation.
Antonius Sommer, Chief Executive of TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH, presented the certificate to H.H. Sheikh Saif on Wednesday in his office. Neutral and independent, TÜViT evaluations and certifications create the necessary trust in IT products, systems and processes, and in IT infrastructure.
According to the internationally recog ... Read more »

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Areas of Focus Include Increased Overall Film and Television Production, Global Franchises, Cable and Premium TV Production, Kids and International Expansion Three “Fantastic Beasts,” Ten DC Entertainment and Three “LEGO” Films Confirmed

BURBANK, Calif. - Thursday, October 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Today at a Time Warner investors meeting, Warner Bros.’ Chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara outlined an aggressive content strategy for the Studio aimed at increasing profits while “doubling down on outstanding content, working with the best talent and maintaining the culture that makes Warner Bros. so great.”

“The demand for high quality video content is growing fast – in the United States and around the world – as new technologies have created new platforms and millions of new connected consumers,” said Tsujihara. “The opportunity is huge. And no studio is better positioned to take ... Read more »

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NEW YORK - Wednesday, October 15th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new Global Leaders Report issued today by the leading environmental non-governmental organization, CDP (formerly ‘the Carbon Disclosure Project’), awarded Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) (NYSE / Euronext Paris: PM) a Band A rating, a Leadership Status for Carbon Performance and a 96% score for Carbon Disclosurebased on the company’s activities to mitigate climate change in its supply chain in 2013. This is PMI’s best score ever in the CDP ratings, and we are the only tobacco company to make the ‘A list’.

“Environmental sustainability is central to our business strategy. We have established ambitious emission reduction targets and work closely with every participant in our value chain to deliver against these targets. Our excellent results in this year’s CDP Leaders Report are an important and welcome recognition of our efforts ... Read more »

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SANTA MONICA, Calif - Wednesday, October 15th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- dcp LLC today scheduled a conference call to review annual results for the year ended June 30, 2014. Annual results are available for current Note Holders' review at IntraLinks dcp LLC Exchange website.

Conference Call Information:

dcp LLC will host a conference call to discuss year end results on Friday, October 17, at 1:30 p.m. (ET).

The conference call access information will be available to current Note Holders on IntraLinks dcp LLC Exchange website as notified.

If you are a prospective investor who is a qualified section 144A institutional buyer, securities analyst or market maker and wish to participate in the conference call, please contact our Trustee at the number noted below.

About dcp LLC

dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world's largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perenn ... Read more »

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Wednesday, October 15th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Canopy is pleased today to announce that innovative leader EcoPlanet Bamboo has committed to a sourcing policy designed to offer a more sustainable option for clothing brands seeking alternatives to ancient and endangered forest fibres.

This marks a shift for Canopy, whose traditional focus has been on users and producers of forest products such as pulp and paper. In contrast, EcoPlanet Bamboo is not harvesting or using trees but is the largest global developer of certified bamboo plantations on degraded lands.

Over the past year Canopy has expanded on its successful work with customers of the pulp and paper sectors. Through the Fashion Loved by Forest initiative, the not-for-profit organization is now partnering with clothing brands and designers to end the use of ancient and endangered forests in rayon and viscose textiles and assess the potential of bamboo and other ... Read more »

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