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INGELHEIM, Germany - Tuesday, May 17th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

    A new analysis of Phase III INPULSIS® trials reinforces OFEV®’s slowing of disease progression in a composite endpoint involving lung function decline (FVC decrease >10%) and death1
    In a separate analysis of the INPULSIS® trials, OFEV® significantly reduced the risk of acute exacerbations reported as serious adverse events2
    One-year data from post-marketing surveillance, including real-world clinical data of 6,700 patients, further confirms the safety profile of OFEV® seen in studies3

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New analyses presented at the American Thoracic Society’s 2016 annual conference (ATS 2016) further add to the efficacy and safety profile of OFEV® (nintedanib) in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).1-4 In total, Boehringer Ingelheim presented 12 IPF-related abstracts at ATS, including further analyses of ... Read more »

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SINGAPORE - Tuesday, May 17th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global petroleum additive specialist Afton Chemical Corporation today announced the opening of its production plant in Jurong Island, Singapore which was marked by a special visit by Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Mr S Iswaran.

The facility will now commence production of key components that are used in Afton Chemical Corporation’s engine oil additives to meet rising regional and global demand.

“Today’s opening marks the end of a significant development and construction process at our new, fully owned facility, which began back in 2014,” said Rob Shama, President, Afton Chemical Corporation. “More importantly, it marks the start of a new chapter where we are able to better secure the supply of key components for our customers to be able to meet their future growth aspirations.”

The opening of the plant represents a new ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, May 18th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Police Schools Department won the Human Resources Director General’s Shield at Abu Dhabi Police, ranking first with a total score of 106 points, in the second edition of the Human Resources Director General’s Shield Championships that concluded on Monday evening at the Police Staff Club. The championships were held as a part of the sports program organized and supervised by the Sports Activity Section, at the National Teams and Competitions Branch, the General Directorate for Strategy and Performance Development.

Brigadier Obeid Salem Rashid Ali Al Habalah Al Ketbi, Director General of Human Resources at Abu Dhabi Police, attended the closing ceremony of the Seven-a-side Football Tournament. In the final game, the Police Schools Department team defeated the Training Department’s team, with a score of two to zero. Brigadier Al Ketbi honored the winning teams and individuals ... Read more »

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 Pastrana Stomps Superman Double Backflip, Sheehan Pulls Heel Clicker Double Backflip and Duffy Lands Double Frontflip All in One Record-Breaking Night 

LOS ANGELES - Tuesday, May 17th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nitro Circus Live tore up the history books Saturday, May 14 in Brisbane, Australia with a spectacular show that took freestyle motocross (FMX) to the next level. The legendary Travis Pastrana, champion rider Josh Sheehan and motocross racer Gregg Duffy all landed massive world firsts that redefined what is possible in the discipline. Click here for footage of these barrier-breaking feats.

The great Travis Pastrana led from the front on this historic night. He was first to hit the new, double sized takeoff ramp and attempted the world’s first Superman double backflip.

On his first attempt, Pastrana got the trick around on two wheels, but failed to ride out. Despite getting battered and bruised by that attempt, he went ... Read more »

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United Arab Emirates - Thursday, May 12th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

If you are a gaming enthusiast, the one thing you would not want to compromise on is your monitor. In fact, to get the most out of the latest first-person shooter (FPS) games, sports, racing, and other fast-action games, not only will you need a gaming PC with a powerful graphics solution, a monitor that can display the action without subjecting you to blurred images, flicker, tearing, and other motion artifacts is an absolute must.

This is where BenQ, a professional gaming monitor pioneer and one of the world’s leading human technology and solutions provider, steps in. BenQ has taken gaming to the next level with its innovative and revolutionary monitors, tailor-made for gaming enthusiasts interested in hardcore gaming genres. Its gaming monitors offer a well-balanced choice between image quality, image response time, power consumption and screen size, thus delivering a smooth and immersive gaming ex ... Read more »

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Hilton HHonors Members Receive Up To 30 Percent Off When Booking Directly

MCLEAN, Va. - Tuesday, May 17th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced today one of the richest deals in their nearly 100-year history, the Hilton World Sale. Running May 13 – September 6, 2016, the Hilton World Sale offers Hilton HHonors members great value with up to 30 percent off at participating hotels within the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of more than 4,660 hotels worldwide in 102 countries across 12 of its 13 brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.

“As the largest global hospitality company, we are making travel dreams more attainable so guest ... Read more »

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Eleven of the largest global food and beverage companies pledge to phase out industrially produced trans fat by the end of 2018

GENEVA - Tuesday, May 17th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Members of the International Food & Beverage Alliance (IFBA) have taken another step in progressing the commitments they first made to the World Health Organization in 2008 with the adoption of a worldwide commitment to phase out industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFAs) in their products.

Building on the significant individual progress made to date and aiming to minimize intake of industrially produced TFAs, IFBA members have agreed a common global objective to reduce TFAs in their products to nutritionally insignificant levels (less than 1 gram of trans fat per 100 grams of product) worldwide by the end of 2018 at the latest.

IFBA members have been voluntarily reformulating their products to remove partially hydrogenated oils – the major source o ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, May 13th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Directors General of GCC Security Education and Training Institutions concluded their 12th meeting, which was held in the GCC General Secretariat’s headquarters in the Saudi Capital, Riyadh on the 9th and 10th of May.

Colonel Waleed Al Shamesi, Director General of the Police College and head of the UAE delegation, said that the meeting was extremely constructive and yielded important recommendations that serve the academic police work and common visions of the GCC Security Education and Training Institutions. He also expressed his delight that the next meeting will take place in Abu Dhabi in 2018.

The attendees agreed that the scheduled field trips organized by the Security Education and Training Institutions will be hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during 2017 and by the Sultanate of Oman during 2018. The visits aim to acquaint officers and cadets from the police colleges in mem ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, May 12th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior honored the winners and candidates of the Assistant Undersecretary for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs’ Awards, as well as the customers who submitted suggestions to develop and improve the services. The honoring ceremony was organized by the sector’s Strategy and Performance Development Department at the Police Officers club in Abu Dhabi.

Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaiaili, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs, stressed that excellence and innovation are key objectives of the citizens of the UAE. He said: “Our sons and daughters understand that excellent and innovative work is a key factor in achieving further progress and development for the UAE, towards leading the global competitiveness race.”

In his speech during the ceremony, Major General Al Khaia ... Read more »

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LONDON - Monday, May 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA, will be joined by a panel of esteemed speakers for an exploration of issues surrounding the mobile phone gender gap at the Women Deliver 2016 conference this week in Copenhagen. In addition to Mr. Granryd, the session, “Accelerating Digital and Financial Inclusion for Women” taking place on Wednesday, 18 May, 15:00-16:00, features the following speakers:

    Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development
    Ms. Sarah Hendriks, Director, Gender Equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Ms. Rachel Samren, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Millicom Group

“It is dismaying that, in today’s increasingly connected world, women are still being left behind,” said Granryd. “A ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, May 12th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Social Support Centers Department at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ and the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments held a meeting in the presence of Brigadier Najim Abdullah Al Hosani, Head of the Social Support Centers Department and Sheikh Taleb Al Shehhi, Director of the Preaching Department. During the meeting, both parties discussed ways to strengthen their partnership and relationship, as well as effective collaboration, so as to maintain the achievements made by the security system, the interdependence of families and their social support.

The participants also discussed the development of a plan for organizing activities and programs to raise awareness to families and the public this year, along with a plan for ongoing interaction and participation in outreach programs and activities between the two sides to better serve the community.

The meeting was attended by severa ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, May 13th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

 A delegation from the Traffic General Directorate in the Kingdom of Bahrain reviewed the experience of the Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department at Abu Dhabi Police in providing services to customers using the latest technologies. 

The delegation, headed by Lieutenant Sheikh Nader Bin Mohammed Al Khalifa toured the Customer Service Center at the Department, and acquainted with the work nature and services provided at the center. The delegation also listened to a briefing by Colonel Suhail Al Khaiaili, Head of the Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Section about the services provided by the Department through smart applications channels, the “Sahel” self-service E-payment device, and the comprehensive employee program. Lieutenant Sheikh Al Khalifa also noted that the center has obtained a 5-star rating, according to the accredited Star Rating System for government service cent ... Read more »

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 Report Explores the Dynamics Shaping the Internet’s Future

BRUSSELS - Tuesday, May 17th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today published a new report examining the structure, economic drivers and financial performance of the global internet economy and its respective segments. “The Internet Value Chain,” developed by A.T. Kearney for the GSMA, assesses how the internet ecosystem has developed, the impact on mobile network operators and how market positions of major players have shifted. The research provides a factual baseline that operators, policymakers and stakeholders can use to assess the opportunities, competitive dynamics and overall health of the internet ecosystem.

“Each day, more than 600,000 people go online for the first time, supported by a highly interdependent ecosystem of companies including mobile operators,” said John Giusti, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA. “This study yields a wealth of ... Read more »

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LONDON & NEW YORK - Monday, May 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barclays and Planixs are collaborating in the creation of an improved global intraday liquidity and funding capability. The latest module has gone live and is providing more timely data and enhanced visibility of intraday positions across Barclays’ key locations.
Barclays is using Realiti® across its global operations to: perform intraday liquidity management; optimise funding and forecasting activities, and deliver regulatory compliance with the Basel committee’s BCBS248 intraday monitoring regime.
Commenting on the continued engagement with Planixs, Helmut Mannhardt, Barclays’ Global Head of Funding & Liquidity Management, said “The global nature of the Barclays business means we need to have a holistic view of our intraday activities across many currencies, time zones and legal entities with the ability to measure, project and control the full spectrum o ... Read more »

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