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Extraordinary decision taken after all top eight contestants advanced past two rounds of Qatar Foundation’s TV show due to COVID-19 pandemic

Doha, Qatar-Sunday 25 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

The Stars of Science jury eliminated three contestants in the production prototyping round of Qatar Foundation’s edutainment TV show, citing that – after two straight rounds without elimination – the top eight contestants’ projects could now be judged fairly.

“COVID-19 impacted our ability to import necessary resources in a timely manner. To counter this, we granted Season 12’s innovators the chance to work on their projects for 10 weeks, giving them sufficient time to present fully functioning prototypes that met our usual scientific standards,” said Professor Fouad Mrad, Stars of Science jury member, while joining the episode virtually along with Professor Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry.

“Every one of these inv ... Read more »

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• National Bank of Kuwait installed 10 innovative systems including a comprehensive maintenance support in the iconic high-rise – the second tallest building in the country.

• Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s TWIN elevator systems have two cabins, arranged on top of each other, that operate independently in one single shaft.

• TWIN elevator systems reduce energy consumption and require a smaller footprint, while providing architects with more space and freedom to design.

Kuwait City, Kuwait-Sunday 25 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Located in the heart of Kuwait City, the new pearl and shell-shape inspired head office for the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) consists of 63 floors and stands at a height of 300 meters, making it the country’s second tallest building and a remarkable new landmark in the city’s skyline. The 10 TWIN elevator systems installed at this office tower are the first to be supplied by thyssenkrupp El ... Read more »

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A Philip Morris International subsidiary is a shareholder in a biopharmaceutical company that reached agreements with two departments of the Canadian government to accelerate its COVID-19 vaccine candidate efforts

LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Saturday 24 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Since 2008, Philip Morris Investments B.V. (PMIBV), a subsidiary of Philip Morris International (PMI) (NYSE: PM), has been a shareholder of Medicago (in which it currently holds an approximately one-third equity stake) and has supported Medicago’s innovative plant-derived research and development focused on vaccines. The investment is consistent with PMI’s own efforts to leverage science and innovation. Japan-based Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) is the majority shareholder and PMIBV’s partner in Medicago. Among other things, PMIBV and MTPC will contribute additional funding to support Medicago’s efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine candidate ... Read more »

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TOKYO-Saturday 24 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (“MCHC”) (TOKYO: 4188) announced that, at the meeting of its Board of Directors held today, it resolved change of representative corporate executive officers as outlined below.

1. Change in Representative Corporate Executive Officers



Jean-Marc Gilson



Representative Corporate Executive Officer



President and Chief Executive Officer





Hitoshi Ochi


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YIWU, China-Friday 23 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 26th China Yiwu International Commodities (Standards) Fair ("Yiwu Fair") was opened on October 21 at Yiwu International Expo Center. The event, which will last till October 25, is expected to attract over 50,000 businessmen worldwide with these five highlights that can’t be missed.

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Highlight 1: Encouraging online and offline trade

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exporters are facing great challenges this year. Therefore, Yiwu Fair 2020 invited more foreign business organizations and their representative offices in China. Around 10 delegations with 1,600 foreign businessmen in China are expected to attend. And online trade matchmaking meetings targeting Malaysia, the United Kingdom, Chile, etc. will allow exhibitors to connect with oversea trad ... Read more »

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Start unlocking the power of citizen development to increase organizations’ productivity and lower costs by empowering employees to create applications in real-time

PHILADELPHIA-Friday 23 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading association for the project management profession, today launched the industry’s first, platform-agnostic educational resources for organizations seeking to implement and scale Citizen Development (CD) practices. The first two products in a planned suite of offerings are available now:

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The PMI Citizen Development Body of Knowledge (CDBOK™) is a centralized resource that will help individuals and enterprises understand best practices for implementing citizen development within an organization at scale.
The foundati ... Read more »

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JCAD Solid Liquid Adapter (SLA) expands capability to detect and identify opioids, explosives and non-traditional warfare agents with currently fielded detectors

EDGEWOOD, Md.-Saturday 24 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI), a global leader in threat detection and security screening technologies, announced it will initiate manufacturing of the Solid Liquid Adapter (SLA) following an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) award, worth potentially $90.8M over a maximum nine (9) year ordering period, with the US Department of Defense (DoD). The SLA adds new and expanded detection and identification capabilities to Joint Chemical Agent Detectors (JCAD), one of the DoD’s largest chemical detection programs in history.

JCAD fitted with an SLA (JCAD SLA) gives the SLA operator the ability to both test for illicit drugs, including opioids such as fentanyl, and detect explosive compounds – without compromising ... Read more »

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COURBEVOIE, France -Friday 23 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Didier Fontaine will join IDEMIA on 2nd November as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in charge of Finance, Legal, Strategy, M&A, IT and Purchasing.

Didier Fontaine comes with over 25 years of top management experience with several major international groups.

After a career as a top-class athlete, he started working in the banking industry, where he occupied various positions for close on ten years in France, Canada and Brazil. He then performed a number of management roles in treasury, finance and IT, with Schlumberger (from 1995 to 2001) followed by Faurecia (from 2002 to 2005).

From 2005, Didier Fontaine began a new chapter in his career carrying out various senior executive roles working to develop and enhance the value of several companies. He was pivotal, for instance, in transforming Plastic Omnium during the 2008 economic crisis as Executive Vice President, Finance and ... Read more »

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