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• Reveal trailer reveals rich and expansive content designed to captivate the imagination of FarmVille players around the world

• More than 150 breeds of animals to collect, breed and nurture, and a diverse cast of farmhands to help you build and personalize your own unique farm

• Announces FarmVille 3 will be available to download on iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as on MacOS on November 4, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO-Friday 8 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment and creator of the popular FarmVille franchise, today announced that it has opened pre-registration for its upcoming title, FarmVille 3. The agriculture-simulation social game will be available at launch on November 4, 2021 on iOS and Android devices worldwide, as well as on M1-equipped Apple laptop and desktop devices. Zynga also released the game’s reveal trailer introducing fan-favorite ... Read more »

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Transaction to provide growth capital for Apex to meet heightened demand associated with the energy transition

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-Friday 8 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Apex Clean Energy (“Apex”) and Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) (“Ares”) today announced that funds and other accounts managed by Ares’ Infrastructure and Power strategy have entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Apex. The transaction will provide Apex with additional equity growth capital as it seeks to transition to a pure-play renewable energy independent power producer (IPP).

To date, Apex has commercialized more than $9 billion of utility-scale projects and has a leading and diversified clean energy portfolio with more than 30 GW in development. Apex has transacted with utilities, the commercial and industrial (C&I) market, and global financial institutions. Apex has been a leader in clean energy sales to the ... Read more »

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LONDON & CAIRO-Friday 8 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- IHS Netherlands EGY B.V. and IHS Netherlands GCC B.V. (together “IHS Towers”) have signed a partnership agreement with Egypt Digital Company for Investment S.A.E. (the largest shareholder of Egypt Towers for Technology Services Company) to obtain a license from the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (“NTRA”) to erect and lease telecom towers in Egypt. On completion, a new company, IHS Telecom Towers Egypt S.A.E., will be formed. The agreement was signed in the presence of Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology.

IHS Towers will own 80% of IHS Telecom Towers Egypt S.A.E., and Egypt Digital Company for Investment will own the remaining 20%. The new consortium is in the process of becoming licensed by NTRA, the procedures for which are expected to be completed during this week. The partnership aims to meet the needs of the Egyptian market i ... Read more »

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• Thales is a worldwide leader in voter registration and verification with 15 systems already deployed.

• The company’s field-proven expertise in ID management and biometric technologies help ensure democratic elections, giving each citizen a voice.

• Thales’ responsible use of biometrics helps official bodies improve electoral processes.

PARIS-Friday 8 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Thales, a world leader in digital security, has contributed to dozens of complex election programmes demonstrating a strong agility to support demanding election commissions. Each project being unique, Thales offers full customisation to country and customer needs. Over the past few years, Thales has demonstrated a strong commitment to electoral commissions as they strive to build citizens’ trust and ensure fair elections for all.

In election projects, there are common concerns. Are all the eligible citizens registe ... Read more »

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− If approved by the FDA, maribavir will be the first and only treatment indicated for adults in this patient population

− CMV is one of the most common infections experienced by transplant recipients, with an estimated incidence rate of around 16–56% in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients and 30–70% in HSCT recipients3,7

− Regulatory submission is based on the Phase 2 and Phase 3 TAK-620-303 (SOLSTICE) trial of maribavir

− Maribavir is one of four Wave 1 pipeline new molecular entities that Takeda has submitted for regulatory review to date
OSAKA, Japan & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Friday 8 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee (AMDAC) voted unanimously to recommend use of maribavir (TAK-620) for the treatment of refractory c ... Read more »

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Rapid development of key mutation detection reagents continues to facilitate critical investigation and monitoring activities

SYDNEY-Thursday 7 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SpeeDx Pty. Ltd., a developer of innovative molecular diagnostic solutions, have further expanded their product line of research reagents for COVID-19 variant analysis to include a key characteristic mutation connected to the SARS-CoV-2 Lambda variant of interest (VOI). The PlexPrime® SARS-CoV-2 Genotyping* product line has rapidly expanded since launching in July, utilising the company’s unique universal substrate approach and patented multiplexing technology. The suite of products can be used independently or combined to support laboratory investigation and monitoring efforts of key SARS-CoV-2 variants of interest or concern.

PlexPrime® SARS-CoV-2 L452Q Lambda* is a single well mix designed to detect the L452Q spike mutation of SARS-CoV-2 found in the C.37 ... Read more »

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Acquisition goes beyond mitigating food waste and driving sustainability to strive to help retailers in their quest to become more regenerative.

TAMPA, Fla-Thursday 7 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Applied Data Corporation (ADC), the global market leader for its SaaS-based total store operations platform built for retailers, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pinpoint Software, Inc., a provider of software solutions driving operational efficiencies and execution for grocers and other retailers, including the world’s leading expiration date management platform, Date Check Pro®. The acquisition is a highly strategic addition to the ADC portfolio which includes ADC’s fresh item management platform, FreshIQ®, and fulfillment orchestration platform, ShopperKit, and will result in a solution that not only reduces food waste and delivers higher sales, but ultimately goes beyond sustainability to a more regener ... Read more »

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LONDON -Thursday 7 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

KPMG Regional ESG Hubs to be established in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas to support clients on their ESG journey
KPMG Emerging Markets Accelerators to deliver region-specific support and financing expertise to help developing nations
Collaborations with University of Cambridge Judge Business School and New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business Executive Education to provide comprehensive ESG training for all colleagues
KPMG firms will co-create and deliver ESG services with an ecosystem of world-leading alliances
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As part of its ongoing multi-billion-dollar investment program, KPMG plans to spend more than US$1.5 billion over the next three years specifically to focus on the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) change agenda. The ESG strategy is designed to support KPMG firms’ clients in making a positive difference. Importantly, this strategy is underpinned ... Read more »

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LONDON -Thursday 7 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

KPMG Regional ESG Hubs to be established in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas to support clients on their ESG journey
KPMG Emerging Markets Accelerators to deliver region-specific support and financing expertise to help developing nations
Collaborations with University of Cambridge Judge Business School and New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business Executive Education to provide comprehensive ESG training for all colleagues
KPMG firms will co-create and deliver ESG services with an ecosystem of world-leading alliances
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As part of its ongoing multi-billion-dollar investment program, KPMG plans to spend more than US$1.5 billion over the next three years specifically to focus on the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) change agenda. The ESG strategy is designed to support KPMG firms’ clients in making a positive difference. Importantly, this strategy is underpinned ... Read more »

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Technology is Transforming a Retail Sector Owned Mostly by Women

SINGAPORE & IBADAN, Nigeria-Thursday 7 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Alerzo, one of the fastest growing B2B startups in Nigeria, announced today that its annualized September transaction volume exceeded US$155 million, growing more than fivefold since the beginning of 2021.

Since the company’s Series A fundraising this summer, Alerzo’s B2B marketplace has more than doubled in revenue and has built a payments business that now processes more than 400,000 transactions each month.

Adewale Opaleye (“Ade”) founded Alerzo in Ibadan, Nigeria’s third-largest city, in 2019. The company provides more than 150,000 informal retail stores—more than 90% of which are operated by women—with free same-day delivery, cashless payments and a portfolio of other digital services that enhance store profitability while simplifying owners’ lives ... Read more »

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NEW DELHI -Thursday 7 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Ranked 5 amongst Top 10 Digital Contract Services Provider 2021

Recognized for deep domain & horizontal digital expertise in delivering contact center CX services

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, announced today that its Business Process Outsourcing arm has been ranked No. 1 in OneOffice Alignment in Horses for Sources Report 2021. Tech Mahindra was placed 5 amongst Top 10 Digital Contract Services Provider 2021 and is recognized for deep domain and horizontal digital expertise in delivering contact center CX services.

Recognized for delivering smart, intuitive and strategic Digital Contact Center Solutions, Tech Mahindra Business Process Services has been labeled as ‘A digital-first provider with innovative capabilities’ by the research team at Horses for Sources. Further, Tech ... Read more »

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New Product Connects with Autodesk Construction Cloud to Bridge GIS and BIM

REDLANDS, Calif.-Thursday 7 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global construction challenges, from affordable housing availability to infrastructure stress as a result of climate change, have increased in recent years. As a result, governments and commercial organizations will need to invest trillions of dollars in the next decade in mitigation and recovery processes. By adopting building information modeling (BIM) and geographic information system (GIS) technology, the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry improved construction, design, and operations efficiency. Recognizing the benefits for project outcomes that a combined BIM and GIS software would present, Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, joined forces with Autodesk in 2017. The partnership produced new technology, integrating the power of mapping into the BIM process.

Today, Esri ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Thursday 7 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that a safety signal has emerged in Phase 2 studies of TAK-994, an investigational oral orexin agonist. As an immediate precautionary measure, the company has suspended dosing of patients and has decided to stop both Phase 2 studies early. This allows for the timely interpretation of the benefit /risk profile of TAK-994 and to determine next steps for the program.

“Ensuring the safety of patients participating in clinical studies is of the utmost importance as we strive to develop transformative medicines. We are grateful to all of the patients, physicians and site staff who participated in these important clinical trials,” said Sarah Sheikh, Head Neuroscience Therapeutic Area Unit at Takeda. “Takeda is committed to bringing innovative, safe and effective treatme ... Read more »

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Innovative project in West Midlands, UK turns buses into mobile road inspection tools to help build safer, greener and smarter cities

SAN JOSE, Calif. -Thursday 7 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cepton Technologies (“Cepton”), an innovative provider of smart lidar solutions, and Vortex IoT (“Vortex”), a UK-based IoT solutions company, have combined their skills to turn UK buses into real-time road inspection tools, enabling a lidar-based vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) solution for urban asset management.

Vortex’s award-winning lidar-powered Continuous Urban Scanner System (CURBS) enables asset and infrastructure management by identifying certain situations such as pot-holes, surface damage and roadside defects in real time by using 5G wireless technology to transmit the data to road management teams.

This solution uses artificial intelligence and machine learning alongside Cepton’s Vista®-P60 high ... Read more »

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