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Building upon three years of “Education for Better” success, company sets agenda through 2020

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, the Western Union Company and the Western Union Foundation renewed their commitment to global education at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting (CGI).

Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek laid out an agenda for the next phase of the Education for Better initiative, which leverages Western Union® services, advocacy, cause marketing, philanthropic investments and employee engagement to support education programs worldwide.

In remarks given at the CGI Annual Meeting, Ersek outlined the following global initiative goals over the next five years:

• to train 50,000 women and youth with job skills that prepare them for 21st century careers

• to serve 500+ universities with education-related products

• to support research to b ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, September 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

According to Colonel Sultan Suwayeh Al Darmaki, Chief of the Anti-Drug Section at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the Abu Dhabi Police managed to arrest a Pakistani driver and seize 532 narcotic pills that he intended to sell in the city of Al Ain.

He noted that the suspect recently tried to sell the drugs, but the teams affiliated with the Anti-Drug Section at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) managed to thwart the operation and promptly arrest the suspect.

Elaborating on the details of the operation, Colonel Al Darmaki explained that the department had received information about an individual who is in possession of a stash of narcotic pills with the intent to sell and promote. He said: “A professional team from the Anti-Drug Section was formed and a plan was established to guarantee the arrest of the culprit and the seizure of the drugs.”

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AMSTERDAM. - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    OTEMTO® 1&2 post-hoc analysis reinforces quality of life benefits provided by Spiolto® Respimat® right from the initial stage when patients first need maintenance therapy*
    Head-to-head ENERGITO® study shows superior lung function improvements with Spiolto® Respimat® versus LABA/ICS FDC

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced new data from two trials presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2015. A post-hoc analysis from OTEMTO® 1&2 indicates that Spiolto® Respimat® provides significant quality of life improvements over Spiriva® Respimat® (tiotropium) or placebo, right from the initial stage when patients first need maintenance therapy.1 These data support the role of Spiolto® Respimat® as a new 1st line maintenance therapy for COPD†. In addition the ENERGI ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan. - Tuesday, September 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. (“Takeda”) (TOKYO: 4502) has been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the sixth consecutive year. Takeda has been included in the DJSI Asia Pacific since 2010 for its sustainability performance.

DJSI Asia Pacific is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). It is designed for companies in the developed Asia Pacific markets and comprises 145 companies, including 62 Japanese companies, that are leading the way in terms of sustainability among the 600 companies in the region. For inclusion in the DJSI Asia Pacific, Dow Jones assesses companies based on questionnaire responses, annual reports from each company and publicly available company information.

For Takeda, CSR is rooted in putting the patient in the center and operating a pharmaceutical business that creates outstanding pro ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, September 27th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior, visited the Ras Al Khaimah Police General Headquarters where he reviewed the workflow and the implementation of the strategy of the Ministry of Interior. He reviewed the efforts made to reduce traffic jams, accidents, fatalities, and crime levels alongside the provision of the best services to the public in accordance with the best international standards.

During his inspection, Lt. Gen. Al Sha’far visited a number of departments at the Ras Al Khaimah Police General Headquarters where he was briefed on the workflow and the actions made for further development. He reviewed the latest equipment and vehicles used in conjunction with the services to enhance police work and further contribute to security and safety. Al Sha’far also toured the recently established building for officers’ trainin ... Read more »

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Venture to initially target renewable energy assets across Latin America, MENA regions

LONDON - Thursday, September 24th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Denham Capital, a leading global energy-focused private equity firm, announced today a partnership with Jenner Renewables. The Madrid-based independent power producer will develop, finance and construct renewable power generation assets globally. Initially, the company will focus on selected countries in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa.

“We are very excited to partner with Denham Capital, a firm that not only brings capital to our efforts but also provides a deep global industry network and a wealth of knowledge in the power sector,” said Jorge Calvet, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jenner Renewables. “This partnership will allow us to begin developing wind, solar and small hydro projects in countries where we see a clear need for this type of power generatio ... Read more »

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Participation in VMware Horizon DaaS Powered Validation will enable customers to securely access desktop using any device, from anywhere

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Pacific Controls Cloud Services (PCCS), the leading provider of IT as a Service (ITaaS) and a full range of cloud solutions,  today announced that it has achieved VMware™ Horizon DaaS® Powered status, which will help enable its customers to rapidly deploy desktops and applications as a fully managed cloud solution -- accessible from any device, from anywhere, at an affordable price.

As a member of the VMware vCloud Air Network Program, PCCS will be able to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications. Leveraging Horizon DaaS Bundle of VMWare, PCCS will deliver a full windows desktop and applications from its cloud for access by any device, from anywhere. The solution can be offered in multiple editions, based on customer requiremen ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Emirates Women Police Association (EWPA) took part in the 53rd Annual Training Conference of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) held in the United Kingdom and in the celebrations for its 100th anniversary.  

Major Amina Mohamed Khamis Al Baloushi, Chairperson of the Emirates Women Police Association, highlighted the experience, achievements, and contributions that the Association has made in the realm of female police work. She emphasized the prestigious international status of the Association, noting that the achievements in police work and international participation significantly contribute to this stature.   

“The conference discussed the ways in which to protect women from violence and children from abuse,” she said; while also noting that the conference included workshops to develop the policewomen’s skills and to provide fu ... Read more »

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SACRAMENTO, Calif - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electro Scan Inc. and its London-based subsidiary, Electro Scan (UK) Limited, today announced its partnership with WRc plc, Swindon, Wiltshire, England.

As part of its agreement, WRc has been appointed Electro Scan’s exclusive service provider offering its next generation pipe condition assessment technology for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland wastewater market.

Electro Scan services will be offered exclusively through WRc’s Assess and Address® business unit.

“WRc’s proven track record of partnering with innovative technology companies is central to growing our pipeline condition assessment business,” states Dale Hartley, Commercial Manager, WRc.

Continues Hartley, “Electro Scan’s product fits nicely into our best of breed bespoke services offering.”

“WRc’s leadership in innovation a ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Emirates Animal Welfare Society (EAW) will participate in the ‘Protect Me to Protect You’ campaign beginning the month of October in order to promote community awareness about animal welfare issues and the importance of preserving animal life.

According to Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Emirates Animal Welfare Society, the last meeting that was recently held for the EAW witnessed the completion of preparations for a successful campaign that aims to enhance the awareness efforts for animal welfare issues and promoting environmental balance.

“The campaign, which will be launched in conjunction with World Rabies Day, will have a wide range of activities and events including free rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs between 2 and 6 pm,” he said. The campaign is organized by the Ministry of Environment and Water and sponsored by the Emirates P ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, September 24th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police carried out a training course for Hazmat liaison officers and inspectors from the General Directorate of Customs. The course aims at improving customs employees’ response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) accidents and emergencies.

Colonel Mohammed Al Ameri, Head of the Emergency and Public Safety Department, at the Directorate General of Central Operation, Abu Dhabi Police, explained that employees received theoretical and practical training on the proper ways to respond to CBRN-related emergency incidents. “The course’s program included a definition and types of CBRN materials, the required equipment for detection and handling of CBRN materials and a hands-on training on operating life-size equipment,” he said.

Colonel Al Ameri also noted that the course reflects the commitment of Abu Dhabi Police General Headquar ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502) today obtained the New Drug Application approval for Copaxone® Subcutaneous Injection 20 mg Syringe (generic name: glatiramer acetate), a drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Developed by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Teva), Copaxone® is a subcutaneous injection administered once daily to prevent the relapse of multiple sclerosis. Copaxone® is one of the most frequently-used drugs in multiple sclerosis therapy and is approved in more than 50 countries worldwide.

In Japan, glatiramer acetate was developed as an Unapproved New Drug by Teva Pharmaceutical K.K., a wholly owned subsidiary of Teva, at the request of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. In March, 2013, Takeda and Teva signed a licensing agreement in which Teva granted Takeda ... Read more »

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