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Additional HEVC Standard Profiles Now Included

DENVER. - Friday, March 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) MPEG LA, LLC has announced that the coverage of its HEVC Patent Portfolio License has been updated to conform with recent revisions to the HEVC standard as defined in Recommendation ITU-T H.265 v2 (10/2014) (see http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/HEVC/Pages/AgreementExpress.aspx).

As a result of the update, the profiles covered by the HEVC Patent Portfolio License now include

    Main profile
    Main 10 profile
    Main Still Picture profile
    Multiview profile: Multiview Main
    Scalable profiles: Scalable Main and Scalable Main 10
    Format range extensions profiles: Monochrome, Monochrome 12, Monochrome 16, Main 12, Main 4:2:2 10, Main 4:2:2 12, Main 4:4:4, Main 4:4:4 10, Main 4:4:4 12, Main Intra, Main 10 Intra, Ma ... Read more »

Views: 77 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.22.2015

TOKYO & MCLEAN, Va. - Friday, March 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with Tokyo Humania Enterprise Inc. to re-brand Hotel Nikko Tokyo and manage the hotel as Hilton Tokyo Odaiba. On October 1, 2015, the property will be converted and unveiled as a new Hilton hotel, joining Hilton Worldwide’s existing portfolio of 11 operating and pipeline hotels in Japan and expanding the global hospitality brand’s footprint in the country.

Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Japan has always been a key market for us and we are delighted to add Hilton Tokyo Odaiba to our portfolio which now spans across key destinations such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Okinawa and Fukuoka. Hilton is one of the most recognized brands in Japan and we look forward to providing both Japanese and international guests with the perfect stage to form memorable travel experi ... Read more »

Views: 91 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.22.2015

LUXEMBOURG. - Friday, March 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Following the devastation left by Cyclone Pam to the South Pacific Islands of Vanuatu, SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and Digicel Pacific Limited have donated satellite capacity and equipment to restore vital communication networks across Vanuatu.

Digicel is utilising capacity on SES’s NSS-9 satellite at 177 degrees West to re-establish communications networks and optimise relief operations and disaster recovery efforts in the cyclone-ravaged archipelago, where terrestrial networks have been damaged and in some cases destroyed.

“With widespread devastation across Vanuatu, humanitarian organisations are working to deliver food, water and supplies as quickly as possible. Re-establishing communication networks is hastening this process and helping the people of Vanuatu connect with anxious family and friends across the globe,” said Michael Murphy, Asia-Pacific CEO at Di ... Read more »

Views: 83 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 03.22.2015

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The organizing committee for the Letter of Loyalty Marathon honored the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters for their effective role and support in the success of each phase of the marathon. The assistance provided by the police was a noteworthy feat considering the marathon, in its fourth year, covered a span of 600 km in Abu Dhabi.

Major General Mohammed Khalfan Matar Al Rumaithi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, recently met with the chairman and the members of the organizing committee in his office, where he reiterated the keenness of the policing commands to support and encourage participation in national initiatives. “Participation in national initiatives with extraordinary goals, such as the Letter of Loyalty Marathon, embodies the noble values of our society and pays tribute to the allegiance that we have for our great leader,” he said.

Saleh Mohamed Ha ... Read more »

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Friday, March 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Analysis Demonstrates Acceptable Safety, Statistically Significant Reduction of Amyloid Plaque Levels and Benefit on Exploratory Clinical Endpoints –

– Aducanumab Clinical Development Program to Advance to Phase 3 –

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Biogen Idec (NASDAQ:BIIB) announced data from a pre-specified interim analysis of PRIME, the Phase 1b study of aducanumab (BIIB037), in which aducanumab demonstrated an acceptable safety profile and positive results on radiologic and clinical measurements in patients with prodromal or mild Alzheimer’s disease (AD). These data are being presented today at the 12th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases and Related Neurological Disorders in Nice, France.

Treatment with aducanumab produced a dose- and time-dependent reduction of amyloid plaque in the brain. Amyloid plaque is believed to play a key role in t ... Read more »

Views: 109 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 03.22.2015

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Emergency and Public Safety Department at Abu Dhabi Police has set up an automatic defibrillator (for cardiopulmonary resuscitation) at the Emirates Park Zoo. The move comes in response to the instructions of the police commands to provide defibrillators in various places across the UAE that are often frequented by the public.

A specialized training crew from the Emergency and Public Safety Department has taken the responsibility to train the park’s personnel and visitors on how to locate and operate the device. The trainings are intended to prepare such individuals to be able to provide this service if necessary.

The Emergency and Public Safety Department has previously installed defibrillators in various locations throughout the UAE, which include a number of malls, institutions, and various other sites.

The defibrillator is used when an individual shows symptoms of a ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Civil Defense teams managed to put out a fire that broke out in a warehouse in Mussaffah 13 area. Three firefighters sustained injuries in the incident and were taken to Al Mafraq Hospital for treatment, two of them were being treated for smoke inhalation.

The Civil Defense headquarters was alerted to the fire at about 10.10 am on Monday. Firefighting units from civil defense fire stations in Al Mussafah M14 and Al Mussafah M33 were immediately dispatched to location, after receiving notification about smoke billowing out of a warehouse in Mussaffah area, and started to bring the fire under control, supported by units from Mohammed bin Zayed, Al Qubeisat, Al Wathba and Al Maqtaa stations. All of the teams collaborated and managed to put out the blaze and prevented it from spreading to adjacent warehouses. Investigation is still underway to determine the circumstances of the fire.

Abu Dhab ... Read more »

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- IDB-IIC Annual Meeting 2015 to be held on March 26-29 in Busan, a Global City of Economy, Finance and Culture -

BUSAN, Korea. - Thursday, March 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 56th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the 30th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) will take place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) on 26-29 March 2015.

The meeting brings together 3,000 participants including finance ministers, governors of central banks, businessmen, financial experts and journalists from 48 IDB member countries comprising 28 countries in the Americas including the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Colombia and 20 non-regional countries including China, Japan, France and Germany.

As Korea marks the 10th anniversary of IDB membership, Busan is expected to be in the global limelight again after it successfully hosted the IT ... Read more »

Views: 92 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.22.2015

AMSTERDAM. - Friday, March 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Regulatory News:

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (ticker: PSH:NA) 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, 17 March 2015.

PSH NAV per share as of close of business on 17 March 2015 was USD28.03.

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 is 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.

Conta ... Read more »

Views: 47 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.22.2015

BONN, Germany - Thursday, March 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), the international wholesale arm of Deutsche Telekom, today announced the launch of a new Domain Name System (DNS) service called ICSS Route. ICSS designed ICSS Route to safeguard the availability and performance of websites.

ICSS Route is based on a truly global DNS network and intelligent routing capabilities, which ensure fast response times, low latency and reliable access from anywhere in the world. Plus, it is completely resilient against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

ICSS Route also incorporates monitoring of server performance, availability and traffic management. As ICSS Route is authoritative-only, it does not operate in the recursive mode and is therefore immune to cache poisoning attacks and other risks. The fully RFC compliant solution can be run as either a managed or secondary DNS service and is available ... Read more »

Views: 79 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.22.2015

Senior officials from Germany and China surveyed new ZTE solutions including wireless charging for electric vehicles and 4G Air-to-Ground at CeBIT conference in Hannover this week

HANNOVER, Germany - Thursday, March 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

CeBIT 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, is pleased to host Sigmar Gabriel, Vice-Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, and Ma Kai, Vice-Premier of the People’s Republic of China, at the company’s exhibition during this week’s CeBIT conference in Hannover.

Mr. Gabriel, who also serves as Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Mr. Ma led senior officials of Germany and China in a tour of ZTE’s exhibition at CeBIT, where they were introduced to ZTE’s world-leading solutions including wireless charging for electric vehicles a ... Read more »

Views: 60 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.22.2015

TOKYO - Friday, March 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation's (TOKYO: 6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced that it has started commercial production of “T4K82”, a 13-megapixel BSI[1] CMOS image sensor that allows smartphones and tablets to record full HD video at 240 equivalent frames per second (fps), the industry’s highest[2] frame rate. Commercial shipments start today.

High speed video recording generally results in underexposed images with short exposure time, making it difficult to increase the frame rate. “T4K82” incorporates the “Bright Mode” technology that boosts imaged brightness up to four times. “Bright Mode” realizes full HD video capture at 240 fps equivalent and QVGA video capture at 900 fps equivalent.

“T4K82” is capable of capturing high-quality, high-speed video even in the low-light conditions, and offers extended ima ... Read more »

Views: 67 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.22.2015 | Comments (0)

COLOMBES, France - Thursday, March 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for mobility, today announced it was investing in its manufacturing hub in Shenzhen in order to gain additional production capacity for its display and dynamic CVV (dCVV) cards.

In November 2014, OT announced the availability of the first payment card integrating dynamic security codes in order to secure online transactions, by managing to integrate this complex electronic set-up into something as thin as a credit card. Connected in real time to a server, the solution developed by NagraIDS and OT engineers enables a regular modification of the CVV security code. This patented display card technology will transform the payment card industry, making online transactions significantly more secure without any additional constraints for the end-user.

In order to meet market expectations, OT is investing in its manufac ... Read more »

Views: 107 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 03.22.2015 | Comments (0)

HOUSTON - Wednesday, March 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on April 17, 2015 to discuss the results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2015.

The conference call is scheduled to begin at 7:00 am (US Central time), 8:00 am (US Eastern time), 2:00 pm (Paris time). A press release regarding the Company’s results will be issued on April 16, 2015 after close of market.

To access the conference call, listeners should contact the Conference Call Operator at +1 (800) 230-1059 within North America or +1 (612) 234-9959 outside of North America approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call, and ask for the “Schlumberger Earnings Conference Call.”

A webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously at www.slb.com/irwebcast on a listen-only basis. Listeners should log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to test their browsers and register for ... Read more »

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EU Commissioner Carlos Moedas encouraged ZTE CEO Shi Lirong to participate in the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program at meeting in Brussels this week

SHENZHEN, China. - Friday, March 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Mobile World Congress 2015 CeBIT 2015

( BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, welcomes further opportunities for the company to contribute to technology research and innovation in the European Union, after a meeting in Brussels this week between Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Shi Lirong, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZTE.

At the meeting, Commissioner Moedas discussed plans to drive technology development and digitization in the European Union with Mr. Shi, welcoming ZTE to invest in new projects in the region and encouraged the company to participate ... Read more »

Views: 89 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.22.2015

 Professor Rino Cerio will investigate the use of plasma exchange in severe dermatological conditions

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Wednesday, March 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Terumo BCT is pleased to announce that Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named the recipient of the 2014 Plasma Exchange Innovation Award. The award is part of a program that supports one or more grants up to $100,000 to fund innovative science and research that will generate novel therapeutic plasma exchange practices.

The lead investigator is Rino Cerio, BSc, MBBS, FRCP (Edin.), FRCP (Lon.) FRCPath. He is Professor of Dermatopathology and senior consultant dermatologist at QMUL and Clinical and Academic Director of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery at Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK.

KEY FACTS:

    The Plasma Exchange Innovation Award is intended to encourage the investigation of novel scientific ideas, best practices, tools and sta ... Read more »

Views: 80 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.22.2015

SHENZHEN, China. - Friday, March 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) ZTE Corporation noted that the Patent Re-examination Board of the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China recently issued a document that one Vringo patent was wholly invalidated because of lack of invention.

The patent, which is a system and method, is numbered CN200580032286.0. So far, seven Vringo patents have been invalidated by the board.

As an owner of a substantial portfolio of patents, ZTE is fully committed to respecting the legitimate intellectual property rights of others. The company has signed a large number of patent cross-licensing agreements with many companies such as ATT, Qualcomm, Siemens, Ericsson, Microsoft and Dolby.

ZTE is still willing to have SEPs licensing based on FRAND principles. However, ZTE would defend itself from patent abuse and other illegal actions.

About ZTE

ZTE is a provider of advanced telec ... Read more »

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 World’s First Online Commerce Platform Dedicated to the Mobile Industry With Over 1,300 Organisations Signed Up at Launch

LONDON - Thursday, March 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the launch of the GSMA Marketplace, the world’s first online commerce platform dedicated to the mobile industry that addresses inefficient procurement processes by bringing buyers and sellers together online to do business 365 days a year. The GSMA Marketplace is now open for firms to register with over 1,300 buyers and sellers from telecoms organisations already signed up to date.

“Whether you are a buyer looking for greater innovation or better prices in your procurement of products or services, or a seller seeking to win new business and enter new markets, the GSMA Marketplace will let you browse, contact and connect with companies who can help you achieve your objectives,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “Ou ... Read more »

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ISTANBUL - Wednesday, March 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Taken by Australian photographer Daniel Berehulak for the New York Times, an image, which captured the drama of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, was chosen Photo of the Year 2014 by the international jury of the 1st Istanbul Photo Awards News Photo Contest.

For an overview of all the winners visit: http://istanbulphotoawards.com/

TIME magazine’s International Photo Editor and head of the jury Alice Gabriner said she remembered being hit hard by the powerful image when she first saw it, in the New York Times.

She said: "It is even beyond the picture, the picture makes you wanna know more. Than you find out this incredible story.”

"Ebola was such a powerful story this past year and that’s the reason why we chose this picture."

Gabriner said the quality of the submitted photographs was very good and the world's best photographers were ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Dubai Media City (DMC), part of TECOM Investments, has demonstrated its ongoing support for developing and nurturing those in the media industry, as the main strategic partner for the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity.

Now in its eighth year, Dubai Lynx has grown into one of the region’s biggest creative festivals, welcoming nearly 1,800 attendees over the course of three days from 21 countries around the world, and 2,473 competition entries for the Awards, representing nearly a 10% increase from 2013. DMC also played an active role in supporting new initiatives held during the festival, including Arabic Day, which bought together speakers from across the region to give presentations and host discussions around what is needed to further the creation of Arabic content.

Commenting, Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of Dubai Media City, said:

“Dubai Lynx is a ... Read more »

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 Assuming New Position as Chair and CEO of Morpho

LONDON - Wednesday, March 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The GSMA today announced that Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA, will leave the organisation to become the Chair and CEO of Morpho, a global leader in security and identity solutions. Ms. Bouverot will remain with the GSMA through 31 July 2015.

“On behalf of the GSMA Board, I would like to thank Anne for her exemplary leadership and outstanding work over the last four years,” said Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Chairman of the GSMA and President and CEO of Telenor Group. “Anne has made significant impact during her tenure with the GSMA, building a stronger organisation focused on our industry’s priorities and advocating effectively on behalf of mobile operators across the globe. We are naturally disappointed that Anne has decided to move on to a new opportunity, but we wish her every success as she takes this next e ... Read more »

Views: 89 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 03.22.2015

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The ING Creative Conference 2015 is the first of its kind in the region. Showcasing international speakers in various creative fields, the conference aims to provide its attendees with inspiring talks, hands-on workshops and a chance to review their portfolios with local creative professionals.

With a line-up of designers, creative directors, illustrators and more from cities such as Barcelona, New York, and Singapore, the ING Conference promises to deliver a diverse offering. The conference is spread over two days and consists of talks and workshops delivered by an outstanding international line-up as well as portfolio reviews conducted by local industry leaders.

It will be hosted at Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre & Auditorium, and as supporter of creative events, Dubai Media City have joined hands with ING to help make this conference happen and ensure it’s sustainabili ... Read more »

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SUMMIT, N.J. - Thursday, March 19th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

65 percent of patients treated with GED-0301 160 mg once daily for two weeks achieved clinical remission at both day 15 and day 28, versus 10 percent of patients on placebo

72 and 67 percent of patients treated with 160 mg once daily were in clinical remission at day 28 and at day 84, respectively

Overall rates of adverse events and serious adverse events were similar across treatment groups, including placebo

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter phase II trial of three doses of GED-0301 (mongersen) in patients with active Crohn's disease were published in the March 19 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

“GED-0301 offers a unique approach to treating Crohn’s, using antisense technology to target a key intracellular signaling protein thought to be involved in intestina ... Read more »

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