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LAUSANNE, Switzerland -Tuesday, July 25th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

    • Another step towards a smoke-free future
    • €490 million planned investment.
    • 300 new jobs to be created


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) is planning to invest approximately €490 million to transform its cigarette production factory in Otopeni, near Bucharest, Romania into a high-tech facility to manufacture HEETS, the tobacco units used with the electronic tobacco heating device IQOS.

The conversion of the factory into a HEETS production facility has already commenced and is expected to be completed and fully operational by 2020.

The investment will create about 300 additional jobs for highly-skilled employees at the Romanian facility, which currently employs approximately 600 people.

Romania will join a growing list of countries ... Read more »

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Conserving nature and protecting resources transcends geographic borders

KIGALI, Rwanda-Saturday, July 22nd 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Paradise Foundation, a not-for-profit environmental conservation organization in China, announced its first overseas conservation program in Africa today. The announcement was made during the Foundation delegates’ visit to the continent, led by Jack Ma, Co-Chairman of The Paradise Foundation and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group.
The Foundation, established in April 2015 by a group of prominent Chinese business leaders, aims to preserve the nature of our planet through charitable action, adopting a scientific approach and highly-efficient business management.
At the meeting with African country leaders in Kigali, Mr. Ma, who is also a special advisor to the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), revealed that the 10-year program will focus on conservation and management of natur ... Read more »

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 Adds New Web Application Firewall Capabilities to World’s Largest DDoS Defense Network 

STERLING, Va.-Tuesday, July 25th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR), a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today introduced its new Integrated Security Platform, continuing to help organisations stay always on and ready to defend against security threats. Neustar helps enterprises not only defend their sites, but also monitor and accelerate them through the largest security cloud worldwide, and one of the most experienced teams, using proprietary threat intelligence. The new portal summarises critical information and provides a unified dashboard view of all Neustar Security Solutions, in a single pane, to expose threats and performance issues quickly. In addition, Neustar today announced it has added Web Application Firewall (WAF) capabilities to its security portfolio, building on its innovative SiteProtect D ... Read more »

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PARIS, France -Monday, July 24th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

In Phase 1/2a APPROACH study, HIV-1 antibody response observed in all healthy volunteers

Mosaic-based vaccine regimen is designed to elicit an immune response against a wide variety of HIV subtypes prevalent worldwide

Positive clinical and preclinical results inform selection of lead mosaic HIV vaccine regimen for further evaluation in Phase 2b proof-of-concept study

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Johnson & Johnson today announced encouraging first-in-human clinical data for an investigational HIV-1 vaccine regimen in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. In an oral presentation of the early stage Phase 1/2a APPROACH study at the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2017), the “mosaic”-based vaccine regimen from Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. (Janssen) appeared to be well-tolerated and elicited HIV-1 antibody responses in 100% of healthy volunteers (n=393).

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According to the 2015 HIV progress report, while HIV new infections in Adults and Paediatrics have reduced by 19% and 49% respectively, infections among young people (15-24) have increased by 17%.

NAIROBI, Kenya -Friday, July 21st 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AHF Kenya, in collaboration with NACC, Nairobi City County, and a host of partners will today light up Nairobi with the grand finale of Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu; under the theme “Street Dance With A Difference”. Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu translated as My Base, My Dance, is a street dance project which targets young people in three slum areas of Nairobi, namely, Mathare, Kibera and Mukuru. The program is part of AHF’s creative responses to address the disproportionately high spate of new HIV infections among young people, through the infusion of dance and open forum discussions that focus on HIV Prevention, Stigma reduction, HIV Care & Treatment, Sexual Reproductive health and TB.
... Read more »

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- Interim results from the pivotal EMERALD trial presented during an oral session at the International AIDS Society Conference show a low cumulative virologic rebound rate and a high virologic suppression rate at 24 weeks -

 

PARIS -Tuesday, July 25th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Janssen-Cilag International NV (Janssen) today announced that an investigational single-tablet regimen (STR) containing darunavir is effective and well tolerated. Results from the pivotal Phase 3 EMERALD study showed that a once-daily STR containing darunavir 800 mg, cobicistat 150 mg, emtricitabine 200 mg and tenofovir alafenamide 10 mg [D/C/F/TAF] had a low cumulative virologic rebound rate and a high virologic suppression rate at 24 weeks in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) positive, virologically suppressed adults who switched from a standard boosted protease inhibitor (PI) regimen. These results were presented in an oral session at the 9th International ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.-Monday, July 24th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

The Business Woman Nashwa Al Ruwaini CEO of Pyramedia - Media Consultancy & Productions, Al Joude Investments, Al Joude Advertising & Publicity and Delma Media Center & Spa was recently listed among the 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen in Forbes Magazine. This is not the first time that Nashwa Al Ruwaini has been recognized by Forbes for her business achievements.

Forbes Magazine had selected Nashwa Al Ruwaini in 2012 among the Most Powerful Women to Watch, she was ranked 23rd in Forbes Most Powerful Arab Women in 2014 and twice in a row she was listed in the Most Powerful Businesswomen in the Arab World.

On the occasion, Nashwa Al Ruwaini said, “It gives me great pleasure to be acknowledged by Forbes again as a powerful business woman in the Arab World and I am honoured to be part of this list among my esteemed business associates who have worked equally hard to be ... Read more »

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MILWAUKEE -Tuesday, July 25th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Craft beer is booming business in the United States, and even seasoned breweries are finding themselves looking for creative ways to keep up with thirsty consumers. Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC), an independent craft brewery founded in 1988, recently tapped into new manufacturing analytics technology that helps scale production without sacrificing product quality.

GLBC deployed the FactoryTalk Analytics for Devices appliance from Rockwell Automation to bring the power of the internet of things (IoT) and analytics to its factory floor. The technology gives GLBC greater insight into the health of its beer-brewing machinery to help increase efficiency, improve quality, and minimize downtime.

“From day one, Great Lakes Brewing Company has been committed to good beer, which means we are relentlessly focused on quality – from the ingredients we use t ... Read more »

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