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Satellite technology offers solutions to the digital divide

LUXEMBOURG - Tuesday, December 20th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) offers innovative solutions to meet global development goals. Internet access is the key to tackling global challenges related to health and education as well as civic and economic empowerment. SES is providing the solution with a global fleet of satellites and innovative applications, as described in its new White Paper “E-inclusion: Satellites are the Answer”.

 “Internet access has the power to rapidly transform quality of life,” the White Paper states. “In an emergency, connectivity can make the difference between life and death. Connecting a hospital gives it the power to call on the wealth of the world’s medical knowledge. Connecting schools brings quality learning material to children regardless of where they live. Connecting key events lik ... Read more »

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Tohoku Electric Power Company project to evaluate hydrogen in overcoming fluctuations from renewables

TOKYO - Monday, December 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), an innovator in solutions for the hydrogen economy, will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power Co., through its H2One™, hydrogen based autonomous energy supply system.

Growing interest in bringing renewable power sources into the electricity grid is accompanied by concerns for the quality and variability of the supply; renewables are subject to fluctuations in output. Various solutions are being investigated, and Tohoku Electric decided to use Toshiba’s H2One™ starting March 2017.

“We are very excited to be involved in this project,” said Mr. Hiroyuki Ota, General Manager of Toshiba's Energy Systems & Solutions Company. “A best mix of power sources will contribute t ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, December 20th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Khalifa University, organizers of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), have announced that the competition will take place from March 16 – 18, 2017 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The contest will inevitably take up a large area of the circuit since it will consist of three challenges and a triathlon type Grand Challenge. Challenge 1 will require teams to use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to locate, track and land on a moving vehicle. This means that the UAV must be capable of locating the moving vehicle, navigating the path and speed of the vehicle and land on the target location while the vehicle is in motion.

Challenge 2 requires an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to locate and reach a panel and physically operate a valve stem on it. It will require a UGV capable of navigating the path and locating the panel, identify ... Read more »

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SES, POST and Chamber of Commerce partner with the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy / Under the Expo’s theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, the Grand Duchy will explore the topic “Resourceful Luxembourg”

LUXEMBOURG - Monday, December 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that it will support Luxembourg’s presence at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The world exhibition with the overall theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” will take place between October 2020 and April 2021 in the United Arab Emirates. Its main theme will be developed through three spheres: Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability. Focusing on Luxembourg’s strengths in economic and technological innovation and diversification, Luxembourg’s pavilion will explore the key topic “Resourceful Luxembourg”.

SES supports the Grand Duchy and the Luxembourg Minis ... Read more »

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BEIRUT, Lebanon - Tuesday, December 20th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
Following the success of its previous private equity funds, EuroMena announces the second and final closing of its third fund EuroMena III for a total consideration of $150 million. The Fund is also pleased to announce that it held the first advisory committee meeting of EuroMena III in London in the headquarters of one of its major Limited Partners, the CDC Group.
The successful closing of a third fund for a total consideration of $150 million in the region is a clear demonstration of the Fund Management Team’s ability to create value for its shareholders. EuroMena attracted first-time international investors to its third fund such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the German Investment and Development Corporation (DEG), and the UK’s Development Finance Institution (CDC Group) in addition to third and second time investors such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French Publi ... Read more »

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MILWAUKEE - Wednesday, December 14th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) has named Rebecca (Becky) W. House senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective Jan. 3, 2017. She will report to Blake D. Moret, president and chief executive officer. House succeeds Douglas M. Hagerman, who is retiring after 12 years in the role. Hagerman will work with House to ensure a successful transition before he leaves in January 2017.

House will lead the company’s legal affairs and compliance, contracts and negotiations, the corporate secretarial function, government affairs, environmental health and safety, information and physical security, global trade compliance, and product safety.

House previously served as assistant general counsel at Harley-Davidson Inc., overseeing legal operations and company compliance. She was also the assistant board secretary. For more than six years at Harley-Davidson, she led cross-fu ... Read more »

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International travel channel inks distribution deal aboard leading 4K platform and becomes SES’s 21st commercial UHD channel

LUXEMBOURG - Monday, December 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced that Travelxp 4K, an international travel channel, will make its Ultra HD debut next month on SES’s growing Ultra HD distribution platform serving cable operators and multichannel television platforms throughout North America.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:

Offering audiences compelling stories from faraway places, the world’s first 4K travel channel, Travelxp 4K, is set to launch on the SES-1 satellite, one of a trio of SES satellites (SES-1, SES-3, AMC-18) that are home to the region’s leading Ultra HD distribution platform. Travelxp 4K, licensed to multichannel video program d ... Read more »

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World-renowned scholars, ministers, intellectuals and researchers focus on the compatibility of the modern nation state and the historical Islamic state

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, December 20th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The world’s leading Islamic scholars, philosophers and dignitaries in Abu Dhabi gathered today for the third-annual Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, the first day of its two-day conference. The sessions’ central focus was the role of the modern nation state and its relationship with Islam’s historical equivalent, aiming to sustain peace in the region. This year’s forum explored the best methods to finding peaceful solutions that can rectify the negative and distorted image of Islam in some parts of the world. In addition, the speakers endeavoured to refute extremist ideologies with a culture of peace and tolerance, which has been a driving force of Islam.

The forum was held under the patronage of ... Read more »

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 TOKYO - Monday, December 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Demonstration video launched Monday, December 12


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nestlé Japan Ltd. ("Nestle") released a demonstration video of its unique "Pythagorean" musical instrument on Monday, December 12, 2016. The instrument serves as part of the NESCAFÉ GOLDBLEND BARISTA i COFFEE MOMENT ENSEMBLE, which is being held for a limited time from Friday, Dec. 2 to Sunday Dec. 25. The instrument name itself is derived from popular Japanese "Pythagorean" devices, which are more commonly known as Rube Goldberg machines in the US or Heath Robinson contraptions in the UK.

The Pythagorean instrument is designed as a massive coffee mug that measures roughly 3.5 m in height and 3 m in width. A wooden ball is released from the top into a staircase-shaped maze that plays ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan - Monday, December 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hitachi Zosen Corporation (TOKYO:7004) has announced that it entered into a share sale and purchase agreement to acquire the majority of shares in Osmoflo Holdings Pty Ltd, a leading engineering company for desalination and industrial water treatment utilizing membrane technology such as reverse osmosis. Subject to the completion of procedures, Osmoflo will become a subsidiary of Hitachi Zosen.

Rationale for the Transaction

Osmoflo, founded in 1991, provides a vertically integrated portfolio of high quality offerings including the design, manufacture, supply, operation, maintenance, and sale of water treatment systems in various regions including Australia, the Middle East, South America, and South East Asia.

The transaction will enable integration of Osmoflo's technology, especially reverse osmosis, with Hitachi Zosen's plant engineering technology and experience in the ... Read more »

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FOX is Claiming Amounts Totaling Over US$71 million From Thailand’s Largest Bank

HONG KONG - Wednesday, December 14th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE): FOX Networks Group Asia (“FOX”) has announced that it has filed legal actions in Hong Kong and Bangkok against the Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited (“Bangkok Bank”) for failing to honor two separate bank guarantees securing payments for distribution of its channels in Thailand by GMM Grammy Public Company Limited (“GMM”) and CTH Public Company Limited (“CTH”), both of which were major operators of pay-TV platforms and the holders of licenses of failed digital television channels in Thailand.

Under separate channel licensing agreements with FOX signed in 2013, GMM and CTH, in aggregate, have obligations to pay FOX a principal amount in excess of US$71 million and interest on late payments. As security for payment of such amounts, the Bangkok Bank issued ... Read more »

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Mitigation of Multi-vector DDoS Attacks Has Increased 322 Percent in 2016; IoT Botnets, DNS-based Attacks and Conventional DDoS Attacks Present On-going Risk

STERLING, Va. - Monday, December 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today announced the publication of “DDoS & Cyber Security Insights,” an in-depth research report that provides statistical analysis of the distributed denial of services (DDoS) attack and mitigation data collected through Neustar SiteProtect. The report examines the growth of DDoS attacks during 2016, providing specific insight into multiple attack vectors, such as DNSSEC amplification and Internet-of-things (IoT) botnets.

“The DDoS attack landscape has become increasingly complex in 2016 because there is no singular goal behind these attacks; some seek to disrupt services, while others serve as smokescreens to breach da ... Read more »

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