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Teams from U.S., India and U.K. Move Forward in Competition to Develop Open Source and Scalable Education Software for Children in Developing Countries 

NEW YORK -Tuesday, September 19th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced the five finalists advancing in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE and awarded each finalist a $1M milestone prize. Revealed at this year’s Social Good Summit held during the United Nations General Assembly week, XPRIZE awarded each finalist for the open source, cutting-edge learning software they have developed for the competition, which challenges innovators around the world to create scalable solutions that will enable children to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months. The five finalist teams will begin field testing their education technology solutions this November ... Read more »

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Foundation for a Smoke-Free World to be announced in New York City on Wednesday, September 13 at 9:30am EDT

 

NEW YORK -Thursday, September 14th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ushering in a bold, billion-dollar, far-reaching new effort to end smoking across the globe, the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World will be formally launched in New York City on September 13 at 9:30am EDT.

The Foundation’s founder and president-designate, Dr. Derek Yach, will outline the Foundation’s mission, objectives, and an initial funding commitment of approximately US$80 million annually for 12 years during a speech to the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum at the InterContinental New York Barclay. Additional funding from other sources will be announced at a later date.

Dr. Yach will be preceded by Mitch Zeller, director of the US FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, who will speak at 8:45am EDT about the need for a new approach to smoking c ... Read more »

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ZURICH-Thursday, September 14th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]
(BUSINESS WIRE) -- YuMi, the world's first truly collaborative dual-arm robot, made its debut at the opera on Tuesday (Sept. 12) by conducting Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa. YuMi, which is manufactured by Swiss technology pioneer ABB, was invited to the stage by Mr. Bocelli, who performed the famous aria "La Donna è Mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto. YuMi also conducted works of Puccini and Mascagni during its first night at the opera in front of a sold-out Teatro. Among the guests was ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, under whose leadership YuMi was developed. The unique demonstration showed what can happen when advanced robotics meets the arts.
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INGELHEIM, Germany-Monday, September 18th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

    The CHMP of the EMA has issued a positive opinion for an update of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) for Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate)

    The CHMP recommends to include data showing that catheter ablation can be conducted in patients on 150 mg twice daily Pradaxa®, without interrupting Pradaxa® treatment

    In RE-CIRCUIT®, uninterrupted Pradaxa® showed less major bleeding than warfarin in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing catheter ablation

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion for an update to the European Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) of Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). The CHMP recommends to include recent RE-CIRCUIT® data, which ... Read more »

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 To provide a world-class experience and the highest level of care

Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali, Emirati national, has been appointed as the new chief executive

 

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates-Monday, September 18th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

University Hospital Sharjah (UHS), the leading healthcare provider in the emirate, has announced the appointment of Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali as its new CEO effective immediately.

Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali will be responsible for overall control, strategic direction, operational planning and management of the hospital with immediate effect, a statement said.

HE Abdulla Ali Al Mahyan, Chairman of Board of Trustees for UHS, commented on the appointment: “We are particularly pleased to have Dr Ali Obaid Al Ali at UHS as his expertise in operations and management has made him the ideal CEO to provide a world-class experience and maintain the highest level of care for our patients.”

“In a span ... Read more »

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