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• Stefano Volpetti Appointed President Smoke-Free Products Category & Chief Consumer Officer

• Werner Barth Appointed President Combustibles Category & Global Combustibles Marketing

LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Wednesday 27 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today announced that the company is establishing a category management structure for its smoke-free and combustible cigarettes businesses to accelerate the delivery of a smoke-free future. Stefano Volpetti, currently PMI’s Chief Consumer Officer, has been appointed President Smoke-Free Products Category & Chief Consumer Officer. Werner Barth, currently PMI’s Senior Vice President Commercial, has been appointed President Combustibles Category & Global Combustibles Marketing.

“We are introducing a category management structure to further unlock and enhance PMI’s growth as the company accelerates ... Read more »

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Publishes Low-Carbon Transition Plan with updated targets and detailed strategy to decarbonize its direct operations by 2025 and to achieve net-zero emissions across its entire value chain by 2040

LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Wednesday 27 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- As the urgency to adapt and take action to tackle the climate change crisis becomes more pressing, Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today releases its Low Carbon Transition Plan (LCTP), which provides a transparent and detailed view on how we plan to achieve our climate ambitions, measure success, and report on progress.

The plan brings forward PMI’s ambitions to achieve carbon neutrality in its direct operations (scopes 1+2) by five years, to 2025, and to achieve carbon neutrality across its entire value chain (scopes 1+2+3) by 10 years, to 2040. In addition, it introduces a new goal for PMI’s critical suppliers to adopt science-based targets (SBTs) in lin ... Read more »

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Viu, international AVOD + SVOD service in the MENA region, provides a compelling opportunity that attracts multiple advertisers online with its streaming video proposition and growing original film and series production

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 27 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

PCCW (SEHK:0008) -– Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, and Choueiri Group jointly announce the appointment of Digital Media Services (DMS), the digital arm of Choueiri Group, as Viu’s Exclusive Media Representative across the MENA region.

The collaboration, which became effective on October 1, 2021, will witness DMS working towards supporting Viu’s freemium digital video platform, and promoting its ongoing evolution as a highly beneficial advertising medium for brands and advertisers across the MENA region.

Elaborating on the full scope and potential of the collaboration, Mr. Rohit D’silva, Chief Business Office ... Read more »

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PARIS & AUSTIN, Texas-Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DentalMonitoring has become the first dental software company to attain a valuation over $1 billion announcing a $150 million growth financing. The round is led by a new investment of $90 million from Mérieux Equity Partners and $60 million from Vitruvian Partners, an existing financial investor, demonstrating confidence in the company’s ambitious plans.

Since CEO and co-founder Philippe Salah launched the company in 2014, DentalMonitoring has become the first player to harness AI for remote monitoring in the dental and orthodontic fields. Driven by the treating doctor, DentalMonitoring’s AI automates messages and instructions sent to patients and practice staff to synchronize the delivery of care with the need of care. DentalMonitoring is also the first and only company offering virtual practice solutions for all dental professionals to help streamline and automate their w ... Read more »

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.-Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dubai World Expo took place in an electrifying musical atmosphere where thousands of attendees were captivated by the variety of artistic, musical and cultural expressions that characterize the different regions of Peru. All this was part of the inauguration of the Peru Pavilion at the most important cultural event in the world.

The Peru Pavilion was inaugurated by the Commissioner General for Peru at the Expo, Amora Carbajal, and Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director of Expo 2020 Dubai, in front of official representatives from different country pavilions.

“The purpose of the pavilion is to offer a complete learning experience about ancient Peruvian wisdom throughout the visit, communicating the importance of the heritage, biodiversity, gastronomy and creativity of our country,” explained the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez.

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NEW YORK -Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rockefeller Asset Management (RAM), a division of Rockefeller Capital Management, with a long track record of investing in global equities and ESG investing has announced the formation of Rockefeller Asset Management International, to expand its European market presence. The initial plans for expansion include opening an office in London, to better serve clients across the UK, Europe, and Asia.

“Our Asset Management business has generated real momentum across Europe and we are excited to continue to serve our international clients with a full suite of sustainable investment products and a growing local presence,” said Greg Fleming, CEO and President of Rockefeller Capital Management.

RAM, which was recently awarded the 2021 Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) award for “ESG incorporation initiative of the year,” has seen strong growth in Europe. Over the last two ... Read more »

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 Synergy to improve communication resilience, ensure dependable secure mesh networks, integral to enhancing communication infrastructure, enabling secure autonomous systems

 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.-Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

 

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 SAN FRANCISCO-Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global enhances its African Platform with the addition of Cameroon-based collaborating firm Phoenix Advisory Limited.

Phoenix Advisory includes Managing Partner Albert Désiré Zang and more than 10 professionals. The firm provides tax services to individuals, businesses and corporations based in Cameroon and other African countries.

“Each of our professionals is dedicated to serving clients at the highest level,” Albert said. “Our growth is driven by clients’ needs, and it is important for us to expand our expertise and resources. Andersen Global’s commitment to quality service strengthens our capabilities, and together, we will deliver seamless service to our clients locally and abroad.”

“Albert and his colleagues are a high-caliber ... Read more »

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Third Annual Program to Recognize Innovation in the Workplace in 17 MENA Nations

 


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Stevie® Awards has issued a call for entries for the 2022 (third annual) Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, sponsored by the RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Entry kits & complete details on the competition are available at http://MENA.StevieAwards.com.

The Middle East Stevie & North Africa Awards are the region’s only awards to recognize innovation in all its forms through the workplace. The awards are open to all organizations in 17 nations in the MENA region: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates & Yemen.

There are no entry fees in this awards program. Individuals & organizations may submit as many nominatio ... Read more »

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These Reg Tech Innovators Now Offer A Comprehensive Cryptocurrency Payments Compliance Solution Designed For Fast Growing Crypto Businesses

NEW YORK & LONDON-Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ComplyAdvantage, a global data technology company transforming financial crime detection, and Elliptic, the global leader in cryptoasset risk management solutions, today announced a new blockchain analysis and transaction monitoring tool that will help crypto firms detect and avoid financial crime.

The industry-first solution is powered by Elliptic Navigator, a crypto anti-money laundering (AML) monitoring platform. It allows fast-growing crypto firms to undertake continual AML monitoring, fraud and sanctions strategies that will help the industry avoid customers and clients who present a risk of involvement in financial crime, including the financing of terrorism.

The partnership comes at a critical time for the industry, as the abilit ... Read more »

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 Synergy to improve communication resilience, ensure dependable secure mesh networks, integral to enhancing communication infrastructure, enabling secure autonomous systems

 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.-Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), today announced that its Secure Systems Research Centre (SSRC) has partnered with three prestigious universities on  secure mesh communications research projects.

Mesh Network is a network topology in which the infrastructure nodes connect directly, dynamically, and non-hierarchically to as many other nodes as possible, and cooperate with one another to efficiently route data to and from third parties. The project is set to strengthen the security of the Mesh network technology that TII is currently developing for machine to machine and human to human communicatio ... Read more »

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 NEUCHÂTEL, Switzerland-Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Following through on its unique reinterpretation of Pancho Villa’s Bisley Colt introduced in 2019, The Unnamed Society takes the natural next step with Golden Boy, a reimagination of the legendary Winchester repeating rifle.

Golden Boy is a work of art in form and function that adds a new dimension to a story that remains as fascinating and inspiring as ever, that of the Wild West and how it was won.

A true-to-the-legend reimagination of the iconic lever action rifle as a clock, its original loading and cocking mechanism rethought for winding the timekeeping calibre and setting the time. Holding – and beholding – this uniquely fascinating feat of engineering and artisanship ev ... Read more »

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KIGALI, Rwanda -Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

The Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and Evotec establish a new collaboration to develop a broadly neutralizing antibody against HIV to help slow the spread of the virus, especially in Africa.
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, at a side meeting during the AU-EU Ministerial Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, Prof Salim Abdool Karim, Director of CAPRISA, announced a collaboration with a leading life science company Evotec for the designing and development of CAP256, a broadly neutralizing antibody against HIV. The project is a major expansion of the development of an antibody originally developed jointly by CAPRISA and the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the US NIH. This new project is a major boost for the CAP256 antibody as a potential tool in the fight against HIV in Africa and showcases the potential of African researchers to fight the ... Read more »

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Largest-Ever Sponsor-Led Acquisition of Interest in Integrated LNG Project

WASHINGTON-Tuesday 26 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EIG, a leading institutional investor to the global energy and infrastructure sectors, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will acquire a 10% interest in Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited (“APLNG” or the “Project”) from Origin Energy Limited (“Origin”) for an equity purchase price of $1.592 billion.

This innovative agreement represents the first ever acquisition of an interest in an operational integrated LNG project by a private equity sponsor.

Asset Highlights and Strategic Rationale

A tier-one, integrated LNG project with an established liquefaction facility, APLNG is the largest LNG project by liquefaction capacity on Australia’s eastern seaboard and a major supplier of LNG to Asia and gas to Australia’s domes ... Read more »

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PARSIPPANY, N.J.-Tuesday 19 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Rebiotix, a Ferring Company, today announced they will present data from two new retrospective analyses as part of American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific Meeting & Postgraduate Course (ACG 2021). The congress will take place in Las Vegas from October 22 – 27, 2021.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211018005060/en/

Eligibility criteria in CDI clinical trials often are narrowly defined, excluding broader patient populations. The first presentation will explore key health outcomes of RBX2660, an investigational microbiota-based live biotherapeutic for reduction of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI), among patients in a real-world setting. The second analysis evaluates healthcare resource utilization and medical costs among Medicare patients with CDI ... Read more »

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PARIS LA DÉFENSE -Monday 25 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

    Thales to supply Vodafone Group with eco-designed SIM cards made from recycled refrigerators.
    Millions of subscribers in Europe and Africa set to benefit from eco-responsible innovation.

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Thales to supply Vodafone Group with Eco-SIM; a product whose card body is made out of 100% recycled plastic from refrigerator interiors. Vodafone initially plans to deploy Eco-SIM in ten countries1 in Europe and Africa.

Over 4.5 billion SIM cards are produced every year2, representing 20,000 tons of plastic – the equivalent weight of two Eiffel towers. Developed in partnership with Veolia, the global leader in ecological transformation, the Thales Eco-SIM was launched in 2020 and is made from 100% recycled polystyrene recovered from discarded refrigerators. Offering a second life to the refrigerator interiors, Thales enabled an independent and exclusive ... Read more »

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