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The Company Won the Best Global Wholesale Carrier (Data) and Best North American Wholesale Carrier Awards in Amsterdam

TOKYO & AMSTERDAM - Saturday, November 8th 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), today announced that it has been named Best Global Wholesale Carrier (Data) and Best North American Wholesale Carrier at the Capacity Global Carrier Awards 2014 in Amsterdam on November 4. Celebrating innovation, vision and excellence, the Capacity Global Carrier Awards are among the most prestigious recognitions for the global and regional wholesale telecom industry in the world.

“Winning these awards shows that NTT Com has retained its positions as the leading global wholesale IP provider,” the Global Carrier Awards Judging Panel said in a statement. “Most recently, it has expanded its global Tier-1 network in N ... Read more »

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BONN, Germany - Thursday, November 6th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two units of the Deutsche Telekom international wholesale division: Business Development and Innovation (BDI) and International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), were each honored with one of the prestigious Global Carrier Awards.

Capacity Magazine, the organizer of the awards, honored BDI for LiveStream Perform in the “Best Technology Innovation” category. The cloud-based high definition video stream acceleration service provides outstanding performance at reasonable prices, while satisfying a wide range of requirements for a variety of business needs.

“Receiving the Global Carrier Award 2014 in this category is a great achievement. BDI is committed to providing top-quality services and we are proud that our LiveStream Perform solution has been recognized as the best technology innovation on the market,” says Karim El-Khazen, Vice President Deutsche Teleko ... Read more »

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Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain Are First to Sign Up to New Code

Cape town, South Africa - Thursday, November 6th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today launched a Code of Conduct for Mobile Money Providers, outlining a series of common business principles to enable the development of safe and responsible digital financial services. The first mobile network operators (MNOs) to endorse the Code are Airtel, Avea, Axiata, Etisalat, Millicom, MTN, Ooredoo, Orange, Telenor, Vodafone and Zain. Together, these MNO groups represent 82 mobile money deployments operating in 51 countries.

“By endorsing the Code of Conduct, mobile operators are demonstrating their commitment to offering safe and reliable services, which will strengthen the digital financial ecosystem by fostering consistent implementation of business practices that ensure service quality, enhance customer satisfaction, facili ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

During the Flag Day celebration organized by 999 Magazine under the theme of “The United House”, the staff members of the magazine expressed their deep pride in the flag - a symbol of loyalty and belonging. The celebration was held at the Abu Dhabi Theatre in Breakwater.

Colonel Thani Butti Al Shamesi, Head of the Training Department at Abu Dhabi Police, Member of the 999 Magazine Development Committee, said that the Flag Day celebration embodies the proclamation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai (May Allah Protect him): “We are one nation, with one constitution, one flag, one army, and one President- Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed”.

“The theme ‘The United House’ was inspired by the words of General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy S ... Read more »

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MoU Allows Both Parties to Exchange Expertise

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Police Sports Association and the Armed Forces General Command (Military Education Center) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve sports sector and exchange expertise.

HE Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and Chairman of the Police Sports Association, who attended the signing ceremony, said: “It is very important to promote the efforts of sports institutions to improve this sector, which reflects positively on athletes and reflects the vision of the higher leadership.”

He added: “This MoU comes in line with the strategy of the police general headquarters to achieve a qualitative transformation and open up to all society institutions, following the meaningful policies and regulations of Police Sports Association, in order to connect with diff ... Read more »

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CURACAO, Dutch Caribbean - Friday, November 7th 2014

Lehman Brothers Securities N.V. (“LBS”) today announced that Michiel Gorsira (the “LBS Trustee”), in his capacity as bankruptcy trustee (curator), is considering winding down the LBS estate and making a final distribution to creditors in the first quarter of 2015. The wind down process, which will require approval from the supervisory judge overseeing LBS’s bankruptcy proceedings, would be expected to include a combination of an in kind distribution of at least 85% of LBS’s intercompany claims against Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Lehman Brothers International Europe, and the sale for cash of the remaining portion of those claims and any remaining assets with a corresponding distribution of the proceeds to creditors. The LBS Trustee intends to solicit proposals from certain market participants to help facilitate the wind down. No assurances can be ma ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO - Saturday, November 8th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rdio, a leading global music streaming service available in 60 countries, announces the full library of Taylor Swift’s popular music (other than the album “1989”) remains available through the platform’s ad-supported Internet radio service. Rdio listeners have access to music in two important ways:

    on-demand, allowing paid subscribers to listen to any of her songs anywhere, anytime they want
    Internet radio, allowing anyone to hear her songs as part of the ad-supported Internet radio experience

“Rdio listeners benefit from our longtime commitment to respecting the choices artists and their labels make about how their songs should be distributed. Let’s always remember that artists deserve a say in how their music is shared with their fans,” said Anthony Bay, CEO of Rdio.

The ad-supported music ... Read more »

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AMSTERDAM- - Friday, November 7th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

-(BUSINESS WIRE) Regulatory News:

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (ticker: PSH) today released its regular weekly Net Asset Value (NAV) on its website, www.pershingsquareholdings.com. The NAV was computed as of the close of business on Tuesday, 4 November 2014.

PSH NAV per share as of close of business on 4 November 2014 was USD25.72.

Weekly net asset value is calculated at the close of business on each Tuesday and posted on the following Thursday. In the event that Tuesday in not a business day, PSH will calculate the close-of-business NAV as of the business day immediately preceding that Tuesday. In the event that Thursday is not a business day, any such NAV will be posted the next business day following that Thursday.

About Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd.

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. is a concentrated, research-intensive, fundamental value investor in the public markets in long an ... Read more »

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Almost Half Of Citizens In World’s Fastest-Growing Mobile Region Forecast To Be Mobile Subscribers By 2020; Mobile Industry Contributing 5.4 Per Cent To Regional GDP

Cape town, South Africa - Friday, November 7th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The number of unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa will pass the half billion mark in 2020 as mobile services become increasingly affordable and accessible to millions of currently unconnected citizens across the region. According to ‘Mobile Economy 2014: Sub-Saharan Africa’, the new GSMA report issued today at the Mobile 360-Africa event in Cape Town, the region has been the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the last five years in terms of both unique mobile subscribers and mobile connections, and is forecast to continue to lead global growth through 2020. Unique mobile subscriber penetration as a percentage of the region’s population is forecast to rise to 49 per cent ... Read more »

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Adoption of Bentley’s Vortex engine extends BIM information mobility to PLM design and process planning engineers

LONDON. - Thursday, November 6th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Year in Infrastructure 2014

(BUSINESS WIRE) Bentley Systems and Siemens PLM Software today announced their latest actions to further enhance the integration of the digital product and process lifecycle with the factory’s digital design. The companies have integrated Bentley’s point-cloud building information modeling (BIM) advancement with the state-of-the art process simulation tools in Siemens’ Tecnomatix® software for 3D digital factory automation. This will enable users of Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions to work from enhanced 3D digital models of existing factories in their “as-operated” conditions – by leveraging the models created from point clouds captured through scanning.

The announcement was made ... Read more »

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Tokyo - Thursday, November 6th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Shiseido Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:4911) won the "Top Award" in the Poster Presentation category at the "28th IFSCC*1 Congress" held on October 28 - 30, 2014 in Paris, France. IFSCC Congresses are recognized as the most authoritative meeting in the cosmetic-related science field, in which cosmetic chemists from around the world gather for research presentations.

This is the fifth consecutive year following the 24th - 27th IFSCC Congresses for Shiseido to win top awards. With the inclusion of the awards won at the "IFSCC Conferences"*2, which convene in odd-numbered years when the IFSCC Congresses are not held, this marks 19 awards in total, which is the largest number of accolades received globally by a cosmetics manufacturer beyond all competitors. Research presentations at the IFSCC Congress are reviewed by the leading persons engaged in cosmetics research in respective countri ... Read more »

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Virtual Academy to Support the Agency in Advancing Project and Road Asset Performance through BIM-enabled Asset Management

LONDON. - Thursday, November 6th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Year in Infrastructure 2014

(BUSINESS WIRE) Bentley Systems, the leading provider of software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, and the Highways Agency, responsible for operating, maintaining, and improving England’s strategic road network, today announce plans for an AssetWise Academy. Bentley’s AssetWise software is already being rolled out and further extended to serve as the Highways Agency’s Integrated Asset Management Information System (IAM IS). Now Bentley and the Highways Agency announce plans to provide a virtual environment for introducing and propagating best practices for BIM-enabled asset management, through the AssetWise Academy.

David Robertson, Bentley Director, BIM academies, said, “Building on the successful academy development wi ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) Music Band took part in the UAE Flag Day celebrations at the UAE embassy in the German capital Berlin on Monday. The event falls on the 3rd of November, and is in response to the national and popular campaign launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to celebrate the UAE Flag Day; marking the 10th anniversary of the ascension of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to his high position of President of the UAE.

During the ceremony held to hoist the UAE flag at the UAE embassy, the ADP Music Band performed an impressive and distinguished national show that began with the UAE national anthem and included a number of traditional and national Emirati musical pieces. The performances were highly acclaimed by the staff members of the embassy and a number of attendees.

HE Juma Muba ... Read more »

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TOKYO - Saturday, November 8th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Japan IT Week Autumn 2014

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Reed Exhibitions Japan held this year’s edition of Japan IT Week Autumn (The autumn edition of Japan IT Week - Japan’s largest comprehensive B-to-B IT trade show) from October 29 until October 31 at Makuhari Messe, Japan. http://www.japan-it.jp/en/aki/

The show is the largest comprehensive IT show held in Japan in the second half of the year and was composed of 7 independent exhibitions: 5th Cloud Computing Expo Japan (CLOUD JAPAN Autumn), 4th Web & Mobile Marketing Expo (Web-Mo Autumn), 3rd Data Center Expo (DATA CENTER Autumn), 4th Information Security Expo (IST Autumn), 4th Smartphone & Mobile Expo (SMARTPHONE Autumn), 3rd Big Data Management Expo (BIG DATA Autumn) (former: Big Data & Data Management Expo) and 2nd Direct Commerce Solutions Expo (DIREX Autumn). The 7 exhibitions allowed visiting professionals to seek solutions to aid future ... Read more »

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First major product launch outside of the successful Moshi Monsters brand

London - Thursday, November 6th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mind Candy™, the global entertainment company behind the phenomenally successful Moshi Monsters™ franchise, today launches World of Warriors™, an epic adventure and combat strategy game, exclusively on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

An all-new IP, World of Warriors represents the first major product launch for Mind Candy outside of Moshi Monsters. The brand is launching first with a mobile game, and is built with the engaging storylines and rich characters the company is known for.

In World of Warriors, players must amass an army of history’s greatest warriors, including Aztecs, Knights, Vikings, Samurai and hundreds more, to defeat a power-hungry warlord and his evil Skull Army. The game takes players on an epic quest where every warrior comes with their own fascinatin ... Read more »

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Yahoo! Co-Founder and widely respected technology visionary joins at a time of rapid growth

HONG KONG - Thursday, November 6th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announced the appointment of seasoned entrepreneur-investor, technology visionary, founder and former CEO of Yahoo!, Jerry Yang, as an independent non-executive director of the Company, effective today. With the appointment, Mr. Yang ceases to act as Board Observer of the Company.

“Jerry has made great contributions since becoming a board observer, and we are honored that now he will be a full member of our Board of Directors,” said Yuanqing Yang, Chairman and CEO, Lenovo Group. “Jerry’s proven track record as an entrepreneur, his unique global perspective, and his pioneering spirit as one of the great innovators of the Internet era are all qualities that we value at Lenovo. Jerry will remain an important voice in our boardroom as we co ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Security Media Department’s wireless remote-controlled drone equipped with modern technologies rescued a window cleaner of Asian nationality on Tuesday. After calming the panicked worker who had attempted to abandon the scaffold and cling to a window for fear of falling; the drone detected the technical malfunction of the scaffold, and utilized audiovisual monitoring to instruct the worker in how to repair the malfunction himself. The man had been trapped outside of one of the upper floors of a high-rise building on Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street in Abu Dhabi.

The Operations Room of the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) received an emergency call about a window cleaner who had become stuck in a broken scaffold on the exterior of the building’s 10th floor. To rescue the worker from falling, teams of the Civil Defense Department, the Emergency and Safety Department, patrols, the ... Read more »

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MOSCOW - Saturday, November 8th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vi Holding plans to complete construction and fully start up the vertically integrated Yulian complex in Henan province for hot and cold rolling of aluminum alloys, with capacity for 600,000 tonnes and 400,000 tonnes respectively, in the second half of 2015.

Launch of the Yulian facility will mark the concluding phase of the project to create a group of enterprises for high level aluminum processing in China that Vi Holding began in 2006. Overall investment now totals $3.3 billion, including $1.2 billion provided by shareholders, with the rest financed with Chinese bank loans and reinvested earnings.

Speaking at an intergovernmental meeting in Sochi in October, Vice Premier Wang Yang said that there had never been a comparable Russian-implemented investment project in China.

When it has started up, the Yulian complex will hold a 20% share of the Chinese market for aluminum production ... Read more »

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Expanding the reach of Editions de Parfums’ elegant, sophisticated fragrances, curated by Malle, to global markets

NEW YORK - Friday, November 7th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, the storied fragrance brand established by the iconic perfumer Frédéric Malle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close in January 2015.

Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle offers a collection of exclusive, ultraluxury fragrances crafted by some of the world’s most talented perfumers and personally curated by Malle, whose selections provide a range of timeless perfumes and home environment products to a discerning clientele of tastemakers and style icons. The combination of Malle’s exacting approach and the distinct personalities of each perfumer have resulted in the creation of original, perfe ... Read more »

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Leveraging innovation and execution strengths delivers share gains and margin improvements

HONG KONG - Friday, November 7th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

    Pre-tax income of US$329 million, earnings of US$262 million and US$10.5 billion in revenue make for solid quarter with balanced geographical growth
    Achieved record high PC market share of nearly 20 percent; became #1 in the PC+Tablet category
    Sold a record 35.6 million smartphones, PCs and tablets, almost 5 devices per second
    Basic EPS of 2.52 US cents, or 19.54 HK cents
    Net cash reserves of US$3.2 billion (as of September 30, 2014)

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lenovo Group today announced results for its second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014. Quarterly revenue was US$10.5 billion, a 7 percent increase year-over-year. Second quarter profit grew even faster with pre-tax income increasing 24 percent year- ... Read more »

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