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LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) --Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today was again recognized as a global leader for environmental action in the annual CDP rankings. For the fourth year in a row, PMI is on the CDP Climate A List for taking comprehensive action on climate change and for its transparent disclosure process. In addition, PMI achieved A List status for CDP Water, recognizing the company’s water stewardship initiatives. PMI is one of only 25 companies that scored an A for both climate and water, placing the company in the top 1% of corporations known as the “A Listers” for both schemes.

CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is the leading international not-for-profit organization independently assessing the environmental efforts of thousands of companies worldwide against its scoring methodology. More than 3,000 major companies su ... Read more »

Views: 42 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.25.2017

Race flagged off at Alicante, Spain on Oct 22, 2017


ALICANTE, Spain -Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

    Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s longest professional sporting event
    Sailing 45,000 nautical miles, Volvo Ocean Race stops at 12 Host Cities around the world
    HCL is the strategic IT services provider to the Volvo Ocean Race

(BUSINESS WIRE)--The 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race was flagged off at Alicante, Spain, with HCL Technologies as the strategic IT services provider. The leading global IT services company has provided end-to-end infrastructure support as well as connectivity between the Race Village and the Command Centre in Alicante further connecting them to 12 Host Cities on the race route globally. The world's longest and toughest professional sporting event began at Alicante and will finish eight months later at The Hague.

At the flag-off, Jo ... Read more »

Views: 56 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.25.2017

$20 million, multi-year commitment will empower two million enterprises by 2022


SAN FRANCISCO & DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania-Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) --Visa (NYSE:V) today marked the launch of the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation, which has been established as part of Visa’s larger social impact strategy that will prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. To mark its inception, the Visa Foundation is making its first financial commitment of up to $20 million to Women’s World Banking.

At the heart of the Visa Foundation is the belief that micro and small enterprises are the backbone of the global economy. In fact, small and medium enterprises account for more than 90 percent of enterprises worldwide, and contribute 50-60 percent of global employment.1 However, these segments struggle to access the financial tools, capital ... Read more »

Views: 43 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.25.2017 | Comments (0)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

The fourth annual The Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday 23rd October 2017 at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm, set a new standard for regional awards ceremonies, with exceptional levels of grandeur, glamour and professionalism. Hosted by well-known Bollywood actress and model, Lara Dutta, the Awards attracted a top calibre audience of over 700 executives from across the shipping, ports and related sectors, from almost 70 different countries.

The high profile event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, celebrated and rewarded the achievements of leading companies and individuals active in maritime fields in the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent.

The Maritime Standard Awards founder and managing director, Trevor Pereira, said: &ldquo ... Read more »

Views: 102 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.25.2017

The combination of SES Networks' innovative satellite-enabled networks, X's high-altitude balloons and local telecommunications expertise is restoring cell connectivity to hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico


LUXEMBOURG-Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]


(BUSINESS WIRE) --SES Networks' high throughput and fibre-like satellite connectivity service, the stratospheric balloons operated by X, Alphabet’s self-described “moonshot factory”, and local telecommunications expertise are playing a key role in restoring 4G/LTE connectivity in disaster-affected Puerto Rico, SES announced today.

The connectivity is powered by Project Loon's targeted cell coverage and SES Networks' O3b FastConnect, a rapidly deployable satellite terminal delivering fibre-like performance. Together with local technology partners, SES Networks and X are providing reliable high-performance connectivity to Puerto Ricans whose lives have been d ... Read more »

Views: 43 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 10.25.2017 | Comments (0)

 Dongfeng Race Team kicks off its sailing endeavor in Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 


ALICANTE, Spain-Tuesday, October 24th 2017 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) --Dongfeng Motor Corporation recently set up its race team and named a sailboat under its Dongfeng brand to participate in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. On October 21, 2017, Dongfeng Motor Corporation held a press conference themed "Belt and Road With You" and called on its global partners to achieve opening up and cooperation, aiming to build mutually beneficial relationships with countries and regions along the Belt and Road, as well as promote long-distance sailing and cultural exchanges.

At the press conference, Dongfeng Motor Corporation signed cooperation agreements with China COSCO Shipping Group and Belgium SMT company respectively. Meanwhile, all crew members of Dongfeng Race Team were also unveiled, with 9 of them to take the first leg.

Wind rises from the east, s ... Read more »

Views: 62 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 10.25.2017 | Comments (0)