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• The webinar series was hosted by the Pearl Initiative, in partnership with The Philanthropy Network and with support from the Bill & MelindaSharjah, United Arab Emirates-Sunday 10 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

The Pearl Initiative, in partnership with the Philanthropy Network, has concluded a year-long virtual webinar series that highlighted the capabilities philanthropy has in driving new and innovative solutions to address unprecedented global concerns, such as COVID-19, and the relief efforts to mitigate their impact.

Key featured international speakers included Dr Lawrence H. Summers, former US Treasury Secretary and President Emeritus at Harvard University; Patrick Chalhoub President of Chalhoub Group; Fadi Ghandour, Executive Chairman at Wamda Group and Founder of Aramex; and Clare Woodcraft, Executive Director at Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy.

Under the Governance in Philanthropy programme, more than 300 Gulf-based philanthropist ... Read more »

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WILMINGTON, Del.-Sunday 10 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, today announced wins related to its ongoing global efforts to protect its intellectual property (IP), including patents and trademarks, from infringement worldwide.

The LYCRA Company recently initiated several infringement suits related to its dual core and multi-core patents for denim against third parties in China. These third parties were selling fibers and goods The LYCRA Company deemed to infringe on LYCRA® brand patents.

The Chinese National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has recently issued a formal decision in support of The LYCRA Company patents for two invalidity challenges. Subsequently, the Jiangsu Authority has informed The LYCRA Company that its patent has been upheld in both these cases.

“We are pleased wit ... Read more »

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BONN, Germany -Sunday 10 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Group EBIT was up around 28% to EUR 1.765 billion in third quarter 2021, driven by a significant jump in earnings of the DHL divisions
Short and mid-term outlook will be increased on November, 4
CEO Frank Appel: “After a strong performance in the first nine months of this year, we are intensively preparing ourselves for potential record breaking shipment volumes in the coming weeks.”
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Deutsche Post DHL Group (Symbol: DPW), the world’s leading logistics company, has today released preliminary results for the third quarter of 2021. The Group’s EBIT reached around EUR 1.765 billion in the third quarter 2021 (Q3 2020: EUR 1.377 billion), bringing the EBIT of the first nine months of 2021 to around EUR 5.760 billion. This includes a one-off effect of EUR -179 million for the second Covid-19 bonus (Q3 2020: EUR -163 million), which will be paid in the fourth quarter. Aga ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Sunday 10 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Brings a Talented Development Team and New Hit Franchise to Zynga
Expands Zynga’s International Footprint with a Studio in China
Adds New Projects in Early Development
Zynga to Update Full Year 2021 Guidance when Reporting Q3 2021 Financial Results on November 8, 2021
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, today announced it has closed the acquisition of StarLark, developer of the fast-growing and second largest mobile golf game in the world, Golf Rival, from Betta Games for a total purchase price of approximately $525 million in cash and stock.

StarLark brings to Zynga the talented development team behind the hit mobile game, Golf Rival, where players of all skill levels compete in real-time player-versus-player matches, including multiplayer tournaments on spectacular courses with customizable equipment. The acquisition also expands ... Read more »

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill.-Saturday 9 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- International Health Management Associates (IHMA) has initiated a new antifungal resistance surveillance program, Analysis of Resistance to Antifungals (ARIA) to further the development of new antifungal agents and monitor the development of antifungal resistance.

ARIA collects and determines the antifungal susceptibility of clinically-relevant Candida spp., which includes the emerging C. auris, filamentous fungi, and also rarer molds from hospitals world-wide, including China and India. IHMA offers an option for biopharmaceutical companies to add new antifungal agents to the program.

The first presentation of ARIA data - Analysis of Resistance In Antifungals (ARIA) - Global Surveillance of Candida spp. Isolates, Including C. auris, in 2019 - will be made at the upcoming 10th Trends in Medical Mycology (TIMM-10), 8-11 October 2021, Aberdeen, Scotland.

The ARIA program greatly e ... Read more »

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26% of US zip codes face severe flooding risk, among other key findings

LONDON-Saturday 9 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Moody’s ESG Solutions today announced that it is expanding its data coverage of the physical risks posed by climate change with new sub-sovereign climate risk scores. These physical climate risk scores quantify population-weighted exposure to floods, heat stress, hurricanes and typhoons, sea level rise, water stress and wildfires. The scores complement Moody’s existing coverage of physical risk data for locations globally, which includes scores for 200 sovereigns.

“Climate emergencies are already disrupting communities, economies, and supply chains—and they are going to increase in severity and frequency,” says Emilie Mazzacurati, Global Head of Moody’s Climate Solutions in Moody’s ESG Solutions Group. “Mitigating loss requires a forward-looking view on which geographical areas ... Read more »

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ANZ and Quest Payment Systems to launch Visa Installments, bringing popular buy now, pay later financing to credit card customers buying in-person or online – no extra form filling, no need for a new card or credit line

SYDNEY-Saturday 9 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V), the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced the expansion of Visa Installments in Australia in partnership with ANZ, one of the country’s largest financial institutions, and merchant payment provider Quest. The Visa solution lets Australian shoppers access popular “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) financing via their existing ANZ credit cards, during checkout and without any extra steps.

Visa’s fintech programs have been helping to enable the growth of installments globally since as early as 2017. With the Visa Installments Solution, Visa is now bringing the flexibility of BNPL financing that Australians love to the cards ... Read more »

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Free Virtual Event Explores How to Tackle Changing Needs of a World in Continuous Motion

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Saturday 9 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced its fourth annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology, which will focus on advancing safety, sustainability and efficiency. The summit will look at how autonomous technology is changing and shaping automotive and industrial sectors, and helping create sustainable and efficient infrastructure. By sharing a variety of perspectives on innovation, Velodyne aims to advance understanding of how autonomous solutions can bring societal, economic and environmental benefits.

The free 2021 World Safety Summit brings together industry, government and journalism leaders for a compelling agenda and takes place on November 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. PDT. The summit is a virtual event and open to the public. Charlie Vogelheim, an expert with o ... Read more »

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The acquisition strengthens Lineage’s ability to serve customers worldwide, including locations in France and Germany, and enhances Lineage’s value-added services offerings

Kloosterboer is a recognised sustainability leader, aligning with Lineage’s focus on this critical area

Uniting the companies’ innovation and warehouse automation capabilities will lead to greater supply chain efficiencies for customers

AMSTERDAM-Saturday 9 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Lineage Logistics LLC, a leading global temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, has completed its acquisition of Kloosterboer Group, a Netherlands-based, family-owned cold storage company with a strong global footprint. The companies combine to create an enhanced facility network in key European markets with a focus on sustainability and innovation within the temperature-controlled supply chain.

Kloosterboer has 900 te ... Read more »

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LONDON-Friday 8 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Time Out has revealed that Nørrebro in Copenhagen tops its fourth annual World’s Coolest Neighbourhoods list: the cultural and culinary hotspots that are leading the way as we begin to emerge from the pandemic.

Since 2018, Time Out’s World’s Coolest Neighbourhoods list has been collated using responses from the Time Out Index survey, combined with the expertise of Time Out’s international network of local editors and city experts. This year, more than 27,000 global city-dwellers nominated their city’s coolest, most underrated and most culturally exciting neighbourhood. To create and rank the final list, Time Out’s local expert editors and writers rated neighbourhoods for great vibes, food, drink, nightlife, emerging culture, community spirit and resilience. They also considered sustainability, innovative green initiatives and other factors that promote stress-free livin ... Read more »

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LONDON-Friday 8 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- IX Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 20,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) and trade under the ticker symbol “IXAQU” beginning on October 7, 2021. Each unit consists of one share of Class A ordinary share and one-half of one redeemable warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable to purchase one share of Class A ordinary shares at a price of $11.50 per share. After the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, the shares of Class A ordinary shares and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “IXAQ” and “IXAQW,” respectively. The offering is expected to close on October 12, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

IX Acquisition Corp., led by CEO Karen Bach, CFO Noah Ap ... Read more »

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 Expands Assessment Portfolio and Introduces Results Distribution System

 

FRISCO, Texas-Friday 8 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

 

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- HITRUST® announced today a major expansion of its assessment portfolio to raise the quality and efficiency of assurances across the spectrum of information assurance needs. HITRUST also is unveiling a new evolutionary approach to streamline the exchange and consumption of assessment results across the ecosystem of relying parties.

 

HITRUST CSF Certification is the most reliable information assurance report on the market and made possible by the transparency and consistency in the selection of controls, and in the scoring, and validation of controls by both qualified third-party assessors and the HITRUST Assurance and Quality teams. The assurance process is rigorous by design to ensure a high level of assurance in the results provided. However, there are many situatio ... Read more »

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