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 Philip Morris International supports public call for better alternatives to cigarettes—in sharp contrast to the WHO

 

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -Thursday 11 October 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new global survey* commissioned by Philip Morris International and conducted by Ipsos reveals that 77 percent of adults agree that governments should do all they can to encourage men and women who would otherwise keep smoking cigarettes to completely switch to better alternatives.

Smoking is still ranked as an important public health issue alongside obesity, alcoholism and opioid use in terms of importance. Importantly, the multinational survey shows strong support for the role that innovation and technology should play in resolving these global health problems.

Dr. Moira Gilchrist, Vice President of Scientific and Public Communications at Philip Morris International, said: “This survey shows that most people around the wor ... Read more »

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 Agency Strengthens Greater Bay Area Offering with Fourth Office in Mainland China

BEIJING-Thursday 11 October 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency, today announced it has expanded its Greater China footprint by opening a new office in Shenzhen. The expansion is in response to the growing demand for international communications services from both existing and newly signed clients, which include Tencent, OPPO and BGI.

BCW Shenzhen has a local business license and offers a full spectrum of services to clients covering strategic counselling, integrated communications and project execution. The office will be led by Veeco Tang, Market Leader, and Brenda Zhang, Deputy Market Leader, supported by a strong team of integrated communications professionals. Tang reports to Qu Hong, Market Leader, BCW Beijing.

“BCW’s expansion in China reflects our rapid growth in the vital A ... Read more »

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -Thursday 11 October 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sterling and Wilson, World’s leading solar EPC company, has announced its plans to enter Kazakhstan. The company is targeting EPC for Solar PV projects of capacity 200 MW in Kazakhstan till 2020. The country is expected to receive bids for 180 MW of Solar PV in the month of October. This is part of the series of tenders announced by Kazakhstan government in the beginning of the year.

Kazakhstan is aiming at reducing its dependency on fossil fuel power generation to alternative energy. The country is working towards increasing the share of renewable energy in electric power generation to 3% by the year 2020 and to 10% by 2030.

Bikesh Ogra, CEO-Solar, Sterling and Wilson says, “Though Kazakhstan has huge oil reserves, growing energy consumption is one of the drivers behind the growth of renewable energy. International Energy Agency has predicted the demand for ene ... Read more »

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 Final Phase of Global Competition Puts Rapid, Unmanned, High Resolution Mapping of the Sea Floor to a Real-World Test

 

LOS ANGELES-Thursday 11 October 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating world-changing incentive competitions, today announced the deep sea off Kalamata, Greece, has been chosen as the field testing location for finalist teams competing in the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. Deep sea, real-world testing is a key stage in the three-year global competition challenging teams to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery. In this final field-testing round for the Grand Prize of the competition, which starts in November and runs through December, the teams have up to 24 hours to map at least 250 km2 of the ocean seafloor - an area that is nearly three times the area of Paris - to depths down to 4,000 meters – a cold, dark ... Read more »

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CHICAGO -Thursday 11 October 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hallstar, a specialty chemical company headquartered in Chicago, has been awarded the 2018 ITEHPEC Innovation Silver Prize for its anti-blue light, anti-pollution, eco-designed active, BLUE Oléoactif®.

The ITEHPEC (Inovação e Tecnologia em Higiene Pessoal, Perfumaria, e Cosméticos) Innovation Award, created in 2005 by Brazil’s most important personal care association, recognizes suppliers that contribute to the Brazilian cosmetic industry through new ingredients or processes. Award winners were announced at in-cosmetics Latin America in Sao Paulo on September 18th.

BLUE Oléoactif® is extracted through a patented Oléo-éco-extraction process (Portuguese) from three varieties of rice and highly-nutritive rice germ, with complementary phytomolecules from soybean oil. Clinical results prove that it maintains skin’s normal physiology in the presence urban pollutants and blue ligh ... Read more »

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 Redefining Mobile Network Economics with Open Interfaces

RICHARDSON, Texas-Thursday 11 October 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mavenir, focused on transforming mobile network economics for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), together with Baicells, announce xRAN interface interoperability testing of a Baicells Nova high-power outdoor small cell for LTE with Mavenir Cloud RAN.

This interworking demonstrates the power of open interfaces and the start of a new ecosystem for operators where they can truly purchase the RAN Software and remote radios to an ‘open interface’ breaking the legacy closed-wall approach.

Mavenir’s Cloud RAN approach centralizes the baseband processing in a cloud native vBBU which can be combined or split into two parts known as the Central and Distributed units (CU & DU) with optimized fronthaul transmission between the RRU and the vBBU (CU & DU) over Ethernet. Mavenir vBBU software is e ... Read more »

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 B.R.A -DAY- is celebrated globally on a large scale, and health experts in the UAE are hopeful that it will soon become an annual event in the country too

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Thursday 11 October 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

When a 40-year-old, Maryam, an Arab national was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer, she found herself in the hardest battle of her life. Maryam discovered her condition when she visited her doctor for a regular check-up. What came next, left her devastated. She was diagnosed with cancer, which dwelled in her for several months. To add to her woes, what came next was even more distressing. Her breast surgeon suggested a mastectomy - amputating the entire breast to treat the cancer. While the pain of cancer was not enough, the idea of having a mastectomy shattered the young woman. However, her breast surgeon told her about the possibilities of breast reconstruction surgery at CosmeSurge, which not only would complete he ... Read more »

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