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HOUSTON - Wednesday, October 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    Revenue of $8.5 billion decreased 6% sequentially
    EPS of $0.78 declined 11% sequentially
    Free cash flow of $1.7 billion represented 170% of earnings
    Sequential and year-over-year decremental operating margins were 35% and 31%, respectively
    6.9 million shares repurchased for $545 million

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported results for the third quarter of 2015.

To view the full report and tables please click here.

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 105,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in more than 85 countries, Schlumberger provides th ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, October 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior is participating in the GITEX Technology Week 2015 events, which kicks off on Sunday at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). In its pavilion at the exhibition, the ministry will display the latest generations of modern techniques as well as several initiatives and smart services provided to the public The ministry will also showcase the advanced technological systems used to support field operations, and will acquaint the public with the projects and techniques it uses.

Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari, Executive Director of the Smart Government Program at the Ministry of Interior, said that the ministry marks its 15th consecutive participation at the industry’s prestigious technology event, and aims to promote its myriad of smart services and introduce them to customers. “This approach is in line with the Government’s wise vision to en ... Read more »

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HOUSTON - Tuesday, October 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PanAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. announces the drilling conclusion of the Lira-1X exploration well and the discovery of a gas field in the Lira offshore structure, which is located at the Trident block (EX-30) in the Romanian offshore.

Exploration on the EX-30 block is conducted by Operator LUKOIL Overseas Atash BV (100-% subsidiary of PJSC LUKOIL) within the framework of the Concession Agreement with the Government of Romania of 2011. Currently PanAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. owns 18% while LUKOIL’s share in the project is 72%, and Societatea Nationale de Gaze Naturale Romgaz SA owns 10%.

The Lira-1X well is located at a distance of about 170 km from the coast, where the depth of the sea is about 700 meters. The Trident block has an area of 1,006 km2. The well was drilled to a depth of 2,700 meters (8,858 feet) from the TransOcean Development Driller II. The well has been temporarily abandoned p ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG & MUNICH - Tuesday, October 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES Platform Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) and one of Europe’s leading technical media service providers, today announced that its FLUID HUB solution is being utilised by more than 10 broadcasters – just a few months after its launch.

FLUID HUB, which provides a managed cloud service for the management and distribution of video content, was released in April. The FLUID HUB customer base currently includes broadcasters Fox International Channels Germany and Turner, as well as content creators and distributors such as Beta Film. Two customers are already using it to manage and distribute Ultra High Definition (UHD) content – including INSIGHT, the first-ever Ultra HD channel of Television Entertainment Reality Network.

“To have so many customers choosing the solution so soon after launch and for UHD content ... Read more »

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Tuesday, October 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quintiles announced that Kevin Gordon, currently serving as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and that Michael McDonnell is expected to join Quintiles in December 2015 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Gordon will continue to serve as Quintiles CFO until Mr. McDonnell joins the company.     

       “Kevin’s new role is recognition of the major contribution he has made to the company,” said Chief Executive Officer Tom Pike. “With Kevin as Chief Operating Officer, we are formalizing many of his activities with customers, our executives and employees. Over the past years, Kevin has increased his operational influence and is already managing a substantive amount of our business in addition to ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Department of Community Police at Abu Dhabi Police has received the International Police Sciences Association (IPSA) International Award for “Police Practices and Community Relations” category, during the 2nd IPSA International Conference 2015, held under the slogan “Police, between Quality and Excellence” in Los Angeles, USA.

The Department of Community Police had formed  a team headed by Colonel Mubarak Awadh Mubarak bin Muhairom, Director General of Community Protection and Crime Prevention at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. The team was assigned with supervising the department’s bid, and competing in the ‘Police Practices and Community Relations’ Category at the IPSA International Award in the USA.

Colonel bin Muhairom asserted that providing the fundamental criteria for p ... Read more »

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NEW YORK - Tuesday, October 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- American Farmland Company (the “Company”), today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $8.00 per share. The Company’s common stock is expected to begin trading on October 20, 2015 on the NYSE MKT LLC under the ticker symbol “AFCO.” The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares of common stock at the initial public offering price, less underwriting discounts. The offering is expected to close on October 23, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay $25.0 million of its outstanding indebtedness and for general corporate and working capital purposes, including the funding of capital expenditures for its existing farms.

Deutsche Bank Securities, Citi ... Read more »

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PRINCETON, N.J. - Tuesday, October 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Adare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that James (Jim) Jogerst has joined the Company as Vice President, Corporate Development. He will be based at the Company’s headquarters in Princeton, NJ.

“We are delighted to have Jim join the Adare team. His extensive global experience in the areas of corporate development and M&A within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries will be key to our organization, as we implement our growth plans and strategy,” said John Fraher, President and CEO of Adare Pharmaceuticals.

Mr. Jogerst will be responsible for the global Corporate Development function and for the identification, evaluation and execution of new strategic business opportunities, including corporate and asset acquisitions, alliances and partnerships. He will also be involved in all aspects of the corporate development process with an intent to grow Ada ... Read more »

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Mobile Operators Investing in Networks, Jobs and Innovation Throughout the Arab States

Dubai , United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, October 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mobile broadband networks will support more than two-thirds of all mobile connections across the Arab States of the Middle East and North Africa by 2020, according to a new GSMA study published at the GSMA Mobile 360 Series – Middle East conference being held in Dubai this week. The new study, ‘The Mobile Economy – Arab States 2015’, finds that there will be 350 million 3G/4G mobile broadband connections in the Arab States by 2020, accounting for 69 per cent of the region’s total connections by 2020, up from just 34 per cent at the end of 2014[i]. This rapid migration to higher-speed mobile networks is being driven by operator investments in 3G and 4G networks and rising smartphone adoption. The number of smartphones connections[ii] in the region is forecast to al ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, October 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

An estimated 24,214 thousand people have benefited from 251 awareness lectures organized by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police, in the past nine months in Abu Dhabi. The lectures targeted drivers in the private and public sectors, as well as truck, heavy vehicles, and taxi drivers, in line with the Abu Dhabi Police’s traffic safety strategy that aims to make roads safer.

Colonel Jamal Salem Al Ameri, Chief of Public Relations Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate, Abu Dhabi Police stated that the traffic awareness lectures focused on reducing mistakes made by drivers, reducing traffic accidents and the resulting casualties and serious injuries, as well as spreading traffic culture.

He pointed that the lectures discussed the common causes of accidents and violations made by motorists, and aimed to encourage adherence to traffic laws, as a part of t ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

On Sunday, Lt. General H.H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior met at his office at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarter with Eng. Yasser Al Qadi, Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology. The meeting came on the sidelines of the Egyptian delegation’s participation in the 35th edition of Gitex Technology Week 2015.

H.H Sheikh Saif bin Zayed discussed various topics with his esteemed guest, , including Gitex 2015, which is the industry’s prestigious technology event, and gathers professionals in the field of communications and information technology in the Middle East to discover and source the latest industry trends in the global technology sector.

The meeting was attended by Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

TP-LINK, the world’s leading innovator and provider of home, small and medium business networking solutions, today introduced Pharos series, a high performance enterprise class outdoor wireless solution, designed for long distance wireless backhaul, point-to-multipoint connections and outdoor Wi-Fi coverage solutions.  Pharos series products use flexible and cost-effective wireless connection to replace the expensive fixed wired connections for outdoor networking applications, including Base Stations, CPEs, various types of external antennas, and a centralized management software.

“With TP-LINK’s next-generation of outdoor wireless backhaul solution - Pharos Series, our Wireless Internet Service Provider customers can provide broadband Internet access to millions of users.” said Andy Chen, Director of International Business at TP-LINK. “This will give the WISP the ... Read more »

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PARIS - Tuesday, October 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Not only are emissions from diesel engines, according to the World Health Organisation, carcinogenic; we now have significant doubt on their real on-road performance following the recent diesel scandal in the USA and Europe. Air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk causing 3.7 million premature deaths each year. Transport plays a major role in this pollution. While the world is looking into how to solve the problem of emissions from transport, there is already a solution available which could reduce air pollution while saving many lives. So what’s the solution?

Autogas Autogas (LPG as an automotive fuel) is the clean, safe and convenient alternative fuel. Autogas is in fact the world’s best kept secret. Take for instance Tokyo, where 90% of taxis run on Autogas or Turkey where 46% or private cars are LPG-fuelled, drastically improving air quality and redu ... Read more »

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The Archer MR200 turns your 4G LTE connection into a fast, reliable network that can be shared with multiple devices in almost any location

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

TP-LINK, the world’s leading innovator and provider of home and small/medium business networking solutions, announced the release of the Archer MR200. This compact, portable router makes it easy to turn your 4G LTE connection into a fast, stable wireless network that can be set up in minutes and shared with multiple devices. Whether you are at home, in the office, or on the road, you can enjoy impressive Wi-Fi speeds that keep you connected and productive. The archer MR200 is the perfect for students, business travelers, and just about anyone else who requires portable Wi-Fi that is compatible with an on-the-go lifestyle.

Share Your Connection

What makes the Archer MR200 unique is its integrated SIM card slot, which allows you to set up yo ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, October 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

As part of its participation in the upcoming GITEX 2015, the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters will showcase a number of various advanced projects and technologies, to support the future solutions of building safe and smart cities.

Brigadier Engineer Hussein Ahmed Al Harthi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, said that these projects come in line with the police leadership’s directives to provide ways to ensure further leadership into the future. These projects also aim to empower citizens and institutions to drive modernization and innovation forward in order to meet the different types of challenges and overcome potential obstacles that may face the next generations of UAE citizens, and ensure further prosperity and stability for citizens, residents, and visitors alike.

Brigadier Al Harthi hailed the support of the higher leadership, and its keenness ... Read more »

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