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 JM announces results from first five years of sustainability reporting; establishes objectives for the next five years

DENVER - Saturday, April 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Johns Manville (JM), a leading global manufacturer of energy-efficient building products and engineered specialty materials and a Berkshire Hathaway company, released its 2015 Sustainability Report today. The fifth annual report communicates JM’s corporate commitment to sustainability and conducting business in a responsible way that respects stakeholders and the environment, and is available at www.jm.com/sustainability.

“Johns Manville is committed to proactively shaping the environmental, health, and safety management systems that balance our interest in positively impacting our employees, customers, communities, and the environment,” said Tim Swales, vice president of research and development and chief sustainability officer. “Over the last fi ... Read more »

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Sunday, May 1st 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) reported today results for the first quarter ended April 1, 2016. For the quarter, the Company generated adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.19 and adjusted operating income from continuing operations of $42 million. Reported loss per share from continuing operations for the quarter was $0.17 and reported operating income from continuing operations was $15 million. See page 3 of this press release for the reconciliation of reported to adjusted results and related disclosures.

Michael T. McDonnell, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are very pleased with our sequentially improved first quarter results which reflect both an improving demand environment in certain businesses, particularly in North America, and the benefits from our business improvement and restructuring initiatives. Our first quarter results demo ... Read more »

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DODOMA, Tanzania - Saturday, April 30th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a new partnership for the US$15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE – a five-year competition challenging teams to develop open-source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. XPRIZE, a non-profit organization, is the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive prize competitions for the benefit of humanity.

The partnership was marked with the announcement of Tanzania as the host country for the competition. Google has donated 8,000 Pixel C tablets for the competition’s testing phase set to begin in September 2017.

Currently, there are 136 teams from 33 countries developing education technology solutions. The top five f ... Read more »

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 Will Lead Company’s Efforts to Create Transformational Medicines 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Thursday, April 28th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) today announced the appointment of Michael Ehlers, M.D., Ph.D., as executive vice president, Research and Development.

Dr. Ehlers will oversee Biogen’s global Research, Drug Discovery, Clinical Development, and Medical Affairs functions, defining the strategic direction for the company’s R&D organization and leading its efforts to develop therapies for patients with few or no treatment options. Dr. Ehlers will report to George Scangos, Ph.D., chief executive officer, and will be a member of the Biogen management team. He will begin his tenure at Biogen in late May.

“I am thrilled to have Mike join us,” said Dr. Scangos. “We conducted a thorough, global search, and I am convinced that we have found the right leader to build on our already o ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, April 25th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), the current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), welcomed Magnet Forensics, the private industry leaders in the fight against online child sexual exploitation, as a new member of the VGT, the Global Alliance against online child abuse. This new addition will represent a distinct presence worldwide in this regard.

Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Chair of the VGT said: “The accession of private companies represents an added value to the objectives that the VGT endeavors to achieve, including building active partnerships with private sector companies to protect children against online sexual abuse.”

Major General Al Nuaimi also explained that the mechanism of accession of any international police authority or private company to the VGT is su ... Read more »

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Pivotal TOURMALINE-MM1 Results Demonstrated that the Addition of Oral Ixazomib to Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone Significantly Extended Progression-Free Survival, with Limited Additional Toxicity in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & OSAKA, Japan - Thursday, April 28th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced that results from the international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled TOURMALINE-MM1 Phase 3 clinical study, evaluating once-weekly oral NINLARO® (ixazomib) capsules plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone versus placebo plus lenalidomide-dexamethasone in patients with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma, have been published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). NINLARO was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), based on the pivotal TOURMALINE-MM1 data, in combination with lenalidomide and dexame ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, April 25th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

In an effort to reaffirm its sustainable innovation and environment-friendly practices, Grundfos Gulf Distribution, the world leading pump manufacturer, opened today Monday its new showroom Studio Miyah in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Freezone. The new showroom is the latest initiative by the industry leader that takes visitors on an interactive journey to discover pump manufacturing.

The grand opening ceremony was attended by Her Excellency Merete Juhl, Danish Ambassador to the UAE; alongside a number of high level dignitaries and guests. Her Excellency the Ambassador delivered a speech during the event by which she congratulated Grundfos and wished the company further success.

Named ‘Miyah’, the Arabic word for water, the new showroom resembles a laboratory, with pump solutions displays exhibited against blue walls decorated with piping motifs. Spacious, with a fresh feel filled with ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG - Friday, April 29th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) has agreed to increase its interest in O3b Networks (O3b) to 50.5% and, in doing so, will take a controlling share in the company. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals which are expected to be completed during H2 2016.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160428007129/en/

SES will pay USD 20 million to increase its fully diluted ownership of O3b from 49.1% to 50.5%, bringing its aggregate equity investment in O3b to date to USD 323 million (EUR 257 million). On completion, SES will consolidate O3b’s net debt, which is currently USD 1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to generate returns exceeding SES’s hurdle rates for infrastructure investments.

Strengthening SES’s differentiated global network and capabilities

  &n ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, April 25th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Al Dhabyaniah Committee at the Directorate General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi celebrated today the activities of the World Heritage Day. The participation in the celebration comes as part of its keenness to safeguard the national identity, strengthen its components, upgrade the cultural movement and preserve the authentic Emirati national heritage.

Captain Badriah Misbah Al Fazari, Head of the Committee, noted that the participation in such events promotes the concept of heritage amongst generations. “It is a national duty and a social responsibility reflected in various areas of creativity and life,” she said. Moreover, Captain Al Fazari noted that although each country has its own diverse heritage and celebrates in their own way, however all countries agree that this day represents an occasion to celebrate their authentic national heritage.

The exhibition i ... Read more »

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 Cranberries can be simple solution to a common, irritating infection

LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass. - Thursday, April 28th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Women today do it all and don’t have time to be slowed down by pesky infections like urinary tract infections (UTIs). Luckily, there’s a simple solution to stave off that unwelcome sensation, and it’s been around for nearly a century – cranberry juice. Chock-full of powerful nutrients, cranberries have unique anti-bacterial properties that help prevent the bacteria that cause UTIs from sticking in the body. That’s great news for your busy schedule, and even better for you!

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160427006082/en/

A Super Pain
If you think urinary tract infections won’t affect you, think again. According to researchers, approximately 60 percent of women will exper ... Read more »

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