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World Space Week 2020 to focus on satellite technology and the key role of satellites in today’s world


LUXEMBOURG-Wednesday 12 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES and World Space Week Association jointly announced that SES President and CEO Steve Collar will be Honorary Chair of World Space Week 2020.

“I’m excited to chair World Space Week, the biggest space event on Earth, as it focuses global attention on the broad benefits of satellite technology to humankind,” said Collar. “At SES, we always say that we do the extraordinary in space so that our customers can do amazing things on Earth. We believe passionately in the need for content and connectivity everywhere and this belief aligns perfectly with the focus of World Space Week. Space touches the human experience in so many ways and I am proud to help highlight the impact that we, as an industry, have today and will continue to have in the future.”

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INGELHEIM, Germany & DUNDEE, Scotland -Tuesday 11 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

    Boehringer Ingelheim and University of Dundee achieve milestone in collaboration aimed at developing novel protein degradation medicines
    Results published in Nature Chemical Biology showcase the use of the broadly applicable structure-based PROTAC design approach to discover highly potent and selective drug candidates
    The first PROTAC is made freely available via Boehringer Ingelheim’s open innovation portal, opnMe
    Structure-based PROTAC design promises to accelerate the development of therapies against currently intractable cancer drivers

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Following the success of their ongoing alliance, Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Dundee extend their collaboration to develop new medicines that target and destroy key cancer causing proteins. This brings together the expertise ... Read more »

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2019 Edition Features Innovation Showcase; Event Registration Now Open

LONDON-Tuesday 11 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2019 Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, which will take place 16-18 July 2019 at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda and is themed ‘Rise of the Digital Citizen’. Sponsors for the event include MTN Rwanda (Host Sponsor); Mastercard (Headline Sponsor); Channel VAS (Fintech Sponsor); Telepin and Visa (Industry Sponsors); Safaricom and Telecom Egypt (Mobile Partners); and Ericsson, Facebook and TATA Communications (Series Sponsors). Following a successful launch last year, the event will again feature the Innovation Showcase including the #BetterFuture Stage, highlighting how the mobile and ICT industry is working towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“Technology is driving change in Africa and the telecom sector is set to thriv ... Read more »

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TOPS is now being made available to global airlines as a fully-integrated product suite, covering flight operations and crew management


DOHA, Qatar & BANGALORE, India -Tuesday 11 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, today announced the roll-out of Total Operations System (TOPS) CREW, a fully-integrated IT product suite for global airlines.

Developed jointly by Wipro and Qatar Airways in an innovative co-investment model, TOPS is one of the most advanced products available in the aviation market, today. It helps in increasing the safety awareness, efficiency and profitability of airline operations.

TOPS is a suite of products to which TOPS CREW is the latest addition. TOPS CREW helps airlines manage all major processes related to crew management such as leave bidding & planning, crew traini ... Read more »

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• 170 million people in North and South America have sleep apnea, ResMed study finds

• Researchers urge more screenings and cloud-connected treatment devices to curb growing health crisis

 

SAN ANTONIO-Tuesday 11 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD) revealed roughly 170 million people across North and South America have sleep apnea, according to a study it presented at the annual SLEEP meeting hosted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society.

The study, a deeper analysis of ResMed’s 2018 finding that 936 million people worldwide have sleep apnea, concludes that:

    170 million people in North and South America (37 percent of adults) have sleep apnea, based on the AASM 2012 criteria – a “conservative” estimate.
    3 countries with the highest number of cases are the United States (54 mill ... Read more »

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The partnership, benefiting the Texas Fisheries & Coastal Resilience Program, will tackle problems like overfishing and habitat damage

DALLAS-Sunday 9 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mary Kay Inc., an international leader in corporate and social responsibility, today announced its partnership with The Nature Conservancy to advance sustainable fishing practices in The Gulf of Mexico. The program, named the Texas Fisheries & Coastal Resilience Program, aims to tackle problems like overfishing, habitat damage, and bycatch—the incidental capture of non-target species during commercial fishing.

 “We each have a responsibility to do our part in protecting the most valuable resource on the planet: our oceans,” said Deb Gibbins, Chief Operating Officer of Mary Kay. “It’s our hope that, by partnering with The Nature Conservancy, Mary Kay will be able to advance ecosystems and biodiversity conservation.”

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BANGALORE, India-Tuesday 11 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CropIn, a full-stack agri-tech organization, has registered a 3X ARR growth over the last five quarters and has grown by 325% during the last 15 months. The SaaS provider, which first marked its global presence in late 2017, is today generating more than 60% of its current revenue from its international markets and is targeting to achieve 70% of the revenue from these markets in the next one year. CropIn has partnered with over 100+ B2B enterprise clients across 30+ countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas, enriching the lives of over 2.1 million farmers by digitizing over 5 million acres of farmland.

A pioneer in the agri-tech space, the company's growth story started with the launch of its first product ‘SmartFarm’. SmartFarm is a comprehensive digital farming technology that enables efficient farm management through digitization, empowers data-driven decision-making, ... Read more »

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 • CAROLINA® demonstrated no increased cardiovascular risk for Trajenta® (linagliptin) versus glimepiride in the only active-comparator cardiovascular outcome trial for a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor

• Adults with diabetes treated with Trajenta® experienced significantly fewer events of hypoglycaemia and a modest weight reduction compared to patients treated with glimepiride

• Detailed results from CAROLINA® were presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 79th Scientific Sessions

INGELHEIM, Germany & INDIANAPOLIS, US-Tuesday 11 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced full data from the CAROLINA® trial demonstrating that Trajenta® (linagliptin) did not increase cardiovascular risk compared to glimepiride in adults with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk.1 The findings were reported today at the American D ... Read more »

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XI'AN, China-Tuesday 11 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- “So beautiful the jasmine flowers; Fragrant, beautiful and full-blown; Fragrant, white and loved by all...” The famous Chinese folk song meets western musical instruments with unique charm. Under the Chang'an Pagoda in Xi’an Chanba Ecological District, Liu Lei, a young Saxophone performer from Xi’an who once stayed in France for long, played the Jasmine with his orchestra by perfectly combining Chinese and western musical elements. Music is the common language of human beings, with the strength of "flexibility against rigidity" in Chinese traditional culture. In Liu Lei's opinion, music can bridge communication and understanding and act as a friendly messenger for cultural exchanges between China and western countries.

 “The clear water turns in dark blue with the green willow flying above it.” Located in the east part of Xi'an, Xi ... Read more »

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• Findings from a post-hoc analysis of the EMPA-REG OUTCOME® trial in adults with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease without overt proteinuria were presented at the 79th American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions®


INGELHEIM, Germany & INDIANAPOLIS, US-Tuesday 11 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced results of a new post-hoc analysis of data from the EMPA-REG OUTCOME® trial. These results indicated that the effect of empagliflozin on reducing cardiovascular and renal risk was consistent between a sub-group of adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease, who also have a form of chronic kidney disease without overt proteinuria (high levels of protein in the urine), and all others in the trial.1 The results were shared as an oral presentation at the 79th American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions® on 10 June ... Read more »

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 11 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) has announced its plans to host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa on November 18th-19th 2019 in Dubai under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Organised under the theme “Scale Up Africa”, GBF Africa 2019 will bring together African and UAE government and business leaders to explore avenues of economic cooperation and facilitate bilateral trade and investment flows.

The high-level forum will place a key focus on forging the connections that will enable scale up, and explore how public and private sector players in Africa and the UAE can work together to sustainable partnerships. Among the key topics to be address by delegates at the forum are the role of public-private cooperation and startups in driving e ... Read more »

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LOS ANGELES-Friday 7 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground, today announced a partnership with Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) to produce podcasts exclusive to the platform. The Obamas formed Higher Ground to produce powerful stories to entertain, inform and inspire, and to lift up new, diverse voices in the entertainment industry. Spotify, which recently surpassed 100 million Premium subscribers and has more than 217 million monthly active users, will distribute the podcasts to audiences across the globe.

Under the Higher Ground partnership, President and Mrs. Obama will develop, produce, and lend their voices to select podcasts, connecting them to listeners around the world on wide-ranging topics. The multi-year agreement will be with Higher Ground Audio, an expansion of the Higher Ground production company that will oversee the move into podcasts.

When President and Mrs. Obama la ... Read more »

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Company appoints new regional director, opens new office in Singapore and already supports more than 300 clients in the Southeast Asia and Greater China regions combined

 

LAS VEGAS-Thursday 6 June 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced its further operational expansion in the Asia-Pacific region, including additional investment in leadership, sales and service delivery capabilities in the Southeast Asia and Greater China regions. The investment is being made to meet the needs of the Company’s growing client base and support the increasing interest and demand for the Company’s portfolio of premium-level enterprise software support services in the region. The Company also launched a new subsidiary, Rimini Street Singapore Pte. L ... Read more »

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