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One of 10 Organizations Acknowledged by CDP for Environmental Leadership and Demonstrable Progress on Climate, Forests, and Water in 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Thursday 10 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today announced its sustainability efforts have been recognized by two leading environmental organizations: CDP, the international nonprofit whose global disclosure system is used by investors, companies, and municipalities to measure and manage their environmental impacts, and the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which drives ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling companies to set meaningful emissions reduction targets.

André Calantzopoulos, PMI’s CEO, said, “Strong action must be taken to reduce the risks of climate change impacts and stop the destruction of nature. At PMI, we are investing in innovative programs and taking a multidisciplinary app ... Read more »

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KYOTO, Japan-Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SCREEN Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN SPE, president: Masato Goto), a SCREEN Holdings Group (TOKYO:7735) company, has finalized development of its new ... Read more »

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) (NASDAQ: UEIC), the global leader in universal control and sensing technologies for the smart home, has been selected to provide voice-enabled remote controls to Virgin Media for its new Virgin TV 360 platform. Virgin Media offers TV, broadband, home phone and mobile services to 5.6 million cable customers and 3.3 million mobile customers in the U.K. as part of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communication companies serving 11 million customers in six European countries.

The RF4CE voice-enabled remote control is powered by UEI chip technology with automated setup and control through UEI’s QuickSet® platform. This unmatched cloud-based solution is designed to simplify universal entertainment and smart home control, making the remote control self-install-ready. Its high-end form factor is highlighted by ... Read more »

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• Ranking data released by SIPRI, specialist in Arms Industry Database


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Marking its first year, EDGE, the UAE’s advanced technology group for defence and beyond, was ranked among the top 25 military suppliers in the world by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a think tank that specialises in data analysis of military expenditure and arms trade among other peace and security related matters.  

With this being the first time that a Middle East company has been named among the biggest defence original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and security exporters, EDGE’s presence is a notable ranking for the UAE and the region more broadly. Others on the ranking included Lockheed Martin, the Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC), BAE Systems, Thales, Almaz-Antey, and Rolls Royce.

SIPRI reported that the sales of arms and militar ... Read more »

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MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. -Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PMC Organometallix Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PMC Group N.A., Inc. is pleased to confirm that, despite challenges presented by the global pandemic, it has embarked on, and will continue with plans to expand capacity for production of organotin intermediates at Axis, AL and for organotin catalysts at Carrollton, KY. These expansion projects are designed to meet growing global demand for organotin products and relocation of certain production capabilities from Bergkamen, Germany, following the company’s restructuring and growth investments in the organotin business acquired from Lanxess in December 2019. While certain phases of this expansion became operational in 2020, the remaining phases are expected to become operational in 2021 and early 2022.

“These projects are consistent with PMC’s commitment to the organotin industry and to be the preferred supplier of orga ... Read more »

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Winners will receive one Grainsmart rice store franchise business package worth PHP 200,000 for a recipient of their choice in the Philippines


MANILA, Philippines-Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- WorldRemit, a leading digital cross-border payments business, is launching a promotion to help customers celebrate the holiday season and build a dream business for a loved one in the Philippines.

From November 1st until December 31st, 2020 customers can enter the promotion by sending money to the Philippines using their valid WorldRemit account, and registering at to get a chance to win 1 of 10 Grainsmart franchise business packages worth PHP 200,000 for a recipient of their choice back home.

“We at WorldRemit recognise the challenges that Overseas Filipino Workers and their families face especially at this very difficult time. On top of ensuring that remittances are safely rece ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,-Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]


Pure Health, the largest laboratory operator in the GCC, has launched a platform for travellers from any country to book Covid-19 pre-travel tests and get it done from anywhere in the world. The new portal covers a network of 1284 accredited labs globally.

The portal lists the approved labs in each country to help passengers book the tests easily. Outbound passengers to ... Read more »

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• Boehringer Ingelheim has signed the agreement on the acquisition of all shares of Germany-based biotech company Labor Dr. Merk & Kollegen

• Transaction expands Boehringer Ingelheim’s R&D and clinical manufacturing capabilities with a site focused predominantly on ATMP (Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products)-based cancer immunology treatments

• Boehringer Ingelheim aims to accelerate the delivery of first-in-class immuno-oncology therapies to patients around the world

INGELHEIM, Germany & OCHSENHAUSEN, Germany-Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the execution of the agreement on the acquisition of Labor Dr. Merk & Kollegen. The acquisition will enable Boehringer Ingelheim to further expand and accelerate its comprehensive program for the development of ATMP-based immuno-oncology therapies including the Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) with modified glycopro ... Read more »

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.-Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EAG Laboratories is pleased to announce the completed installation of a ThermoFisher Scientific Themis Z Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) at our Silicon Valley facility. This next generation, ultra-high-resolution TEM is the first available in an independent laboratory in North America and is the second Themis Z owned by EAG Laboratories.

The Themis Z is a monochromated, probe-corrected TEM operated in an electron energy range of 30-300 kilovolts. Outside of its pure imaging capabilities, the microscope provides unprecedented access to physical and chemical properties for advanced materials research. With this technology, EAG scientists can provide our clients with:

Sub-atomic spatial resolution

State-of-the-art chemical analysis

Revolutionary mapping capability for a wide variety of physical material properties

Improved atomic resolution for compound se ... Read more »

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NEW YORK-Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Moody’s Analytics has won three categories for our structured finance offerings in this year’s Chartis RiskTech100®: Pricing & Analytics: Credit for the Banking Book, Pricing & Analytics: Credit for CLOs, and OpsTech: Securitization Services. Moody’s Analytics also earned the #2 overall ranking, up from #4 the last two years, along with a total of 10 category wins.

A thorough understanding of the structured finance community’s needs underlies our award-winning suite of solutions, which includes the Structured Finance Portal and other analytical platforms for investors along with the Ki™ solution for issuers of securitizations.

For example, we have learned that flexibility in accessing structured finance data and analytics is essential—some structured market participants prefer a web portal, some require local or hosted APIs, while others make u ... Read more »

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Grand Prize Awarded to Machine Learning Model That Predicts COVID-19 Diagnoses More Accurately

Seven Novel Data Science Projects Awarded $200,000 in Cash Prizes to Accelerate COVID-19 Research

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.-Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) --, a leading enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) software provider for accelerating digital transformation, today announced the winners of the™ COVID-19 Grand Challenge. Launched on Sept. 15, the global competition encouraged developers, data scientists, students, and creative minds to build world-class data science techniques and strategies that accelerate novel COVID-19 research and drive smart and safe decision-making. The COVID-19 Grand Challenge represents an opportunity to inform decision makers at the local, state, and federal levels and transform the way the world confronts this pandemic.

After a rigorous review process, the judging panel selected s ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global further enhances the depth and breadth of its Caribbean platform with the addition of Guyana-based firm Maurice Solomon and Co.

Established in 1998, the full-service accounting firm, located in Georgetown, operates with two Partners and more than 25 professionals. Maurice Solomon & Co. provides a wide range of accounting, taxation and management consulting services to individuals and businesses with a focus on financial institutions, utilities and industrial operations.

“We look forward to the opportunity to expand our service offerings as we continue to provide our clients with the highest quality solutions,” Managing Partner Maurice Solomon said. “As our clients rapidly expand their business operations into different jurisdictions regionally and globally, our collaboration with Andersen Global provides us with coverage all around the globe and bols ... Read more »

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ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.-Wednesday 9 December 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- rf IDEAS, a leading manufacturer of credential readers for logical access and authentication, and Datasec Solutions Pty Ltd, a respected supplier of authentication and encryption end-point solutions (CypherKey), today announced a partnership to bring to market a highly scalable, secure mobile credential solution portfolio based on rf IDEAS Bluetooth® Low Energy enabled WAVE ID Mobile readers and Datasec’s unique secure authentication platform.

The WAVE ID Mobile readers provide smartphone users with contactless logical access to workstations, networks, applications, secure printers and more, while also offering support for nearly any physical proximity or contactless smart card in use worldwide. The new, highly robust mobile credential developed by Datasec and available for purchase from rf IDEAS will give users across all markets and industries a compelling option for seamless ... Read more »

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