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BURLINGTON, Mass. & NAIROBI, Kenya - Wednesday, 21. September 2022 AETOSWire

This deployment is part of a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand access to medical imaging across Sub-Saharan Africa

The kickoff event convened by Butterfly Network at Kenyatta University showcased practitioners receiving Butterfly iQ+ devices, ultrasound training, and demonstrations

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Butterfly Network, Inc. (NYSE: BFLY), a digital health company transforming care through the power of handheld, whole-body ultrasound and connected medicine, today announced the deployment of 500 Butterfly iQ+ devices to healthcare practitioners in Kenya, at a ceremony at Kenyatta University. This deployment is supported by a $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced earlier this year that will provide 1,000 healthcare workers (predominantly midwives) in Sub-Saharan Africa with the world’s only handheld, whole-bo ... Read more »

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SYDNEY - Wednesday, 21. September 2022

Two trusted international education brands come together to become the clear global leader

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, IDP Education announced its intention to welcome Intake Education, a leading international education organisation, into its global team.

Culturally aligned, IDP and Intake are united by the quality support they provide international students, and the leading services they provide institution partners.

Intake brings to IDP three decades of industry leadership in the UK-bound international education sector.

Based across 10 countries and proudly student-first, Intake’s employees will bring additional expertise, experience and diversity to IDP’s global team of 5,000 employees. ​

Murray Walton, Interim Chief Executive Officer, IDP, said that by welcoming Intake into its team, IDP will be positioned to help students across more locations access international education.

& ... Read more »

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MIAMI - Wednesday, 21. September 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sitel Group®, one of the largest and globally diversified leaders delivering innovative customer experience (CX) for many of the world’s best-loved brands, announced that it has discontinued discussions with Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. (“Majorel”) regarding a proposed merger.

Following completion of due diligence and validation of the expected synergies from the proposed merger, alignment was not reached between the shareholders of the two companies on the final structure of the transaction against the background of the current macro environment.

“Sitel Group combines a strong track record of delivery, solid year-on-year growth trajectory and operational excellence which enables us to offer exceptional value and service to the 700+ brands and customers we support,” said Laurent Uberti, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Sitel Group.

“Our H1 2022 figures* f ... Read more »

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Budweiser, the Official Beer of the FIFA World Cup™, teams up with Messi, Neymar Jr., and Sterling to inspire fans to seize greatness

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Budweiser, an Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) (Brussel:ABI) (BMV:ANB) (JSE:ANH) (NYSE:BUD) brand and FIFA World Cup™ Sponsor, has debuted a global rallying-cry for fans: “The World is Yours to Take.” In partnership with international football icons Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., and Raheem Sterling, Budweiser will launch its FIFA World Cup campaign in more than 70 countries, the most in the brand’s 146-year history.

The campaign is anchored by a cinematic film featuring the athletes and a diverse group of fans making their way through the player’s tunnel with conviction toward the FIFA World Cup pitch. The spot cleverly uses the tunnel as a metaphor to connect fans to the emotion and anticipation the players feel before the match, inspiring them to take the next step in their journey to ... Read more »

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HOUSTON - Wednesday, 21. September 2022

100% of Outstanding 2.65% Senior Notes Due 2022 and 3.625% Senior Notes due 2022 to Be Redeemed

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Schlumberger Limited (“Schlumberger”) today announced that its subsidiaries will redeem approximately $895 million of senior notes due 2022.

Schlumberger Finance Canada Ltd., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Schlumberger (“SFCL”), will redeem the entire outstanding principal amount of its 2.65% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “SFCL Notes”), and Schlumberger Holdings Corporation, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Schlumberger (“SHC”), will redeem the entire outstanding principal amount of its 3.625% Senior Notes due 2022 (the “SHC Notes” and, collectively with the SFCL Notes, the “Notes”). The aggregate principal amount of the SFCL Notes outstanding is $600,000,000, and the aggregate ... Read more »

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MCLEAN, Va. - Wednesday, 21. September 2022

Partnership leverages power of the first global Unified Network to connect those in dire need

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network and leading provider of inflight connectivity (IFC), has joined the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition. The coalition is a multistakeholder alliance launched by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations (UN), and Intelsat’s participation creates new opportunities for telecommunications to make a positive economic and social impact in the world.

Through the coalition, Intelsat will provide satellite connectivity as a means to bring broadband to hard-to-reach, unserved populations who are not connected to the internet, as well as to millions who do not have the means to connect.

“The Partner2Connect Digital Coalition is a great initiative to accelerate and promo ... Read more »

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NEW YORK - Wednesday, 21. September 2022

The findings highlight the growing, industry-wide need to achieve meaningful efficiency gains, evolve sustainability reporting practices, prevent costly outages and more

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Uptime Institute today announced the release of its 12th Annual Global Data Center Survey. The findings show an industry that is growing, dynamic and increasingly resilient, but still working to address increasing pressure for sustainability progress and reporting, continuing staffing shortages, supply chain delays, costly outages and other complex challenges.

“The global digital infrastructure sector continues to enjoy strong growth and expansion, despite the many obstacles operators are facing today,” said Andy Lawrence, executive director of research, Uptime Institute Intelligence. “We’ve seen the industry invest in increased resiliency and reliability, but there’s still work to be do ... Read more »

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LONDON - Wednesday, 21. September 2022


(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jetcraft, the global leader in business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trades, is releasing Ever Forward, its 5-Year Pre-Owned Business Jet Market Forecast, identifying significant market opportunities and global trends.

Chad Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Jetcraft says: “This year’s report predicts that, after stabilizing in the wake of a post-COVID surge, pre-owned transactions should maintain their new higher base and growth rates, reaching 10,921 transactions valued at $66.6B over the forecast period.”

2021 was a record year for business aviation, with an annual total pre-owned transaction value of $14.5B, a near 40% increase on 2020, principally driven by Large and Midsize jet purchases. Despite an equally strong performance in early 2022, Jetcraft predicts the market will soften with normal depreciation levels resuming in 2023.

Ever Forward has ident ... Read more »

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MARLBOROUGH, Mass. - Wednesday, 21. September 2022

Over 3,600 customers with 99% on annual M&S

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- ExaGrid®, the industry’s only Tiered Backup Storage solution, today announced that the company achieved a +81 Net Promoter score (NPS). NPS measures the loyalty of customers to a company. NPS scores are measured with a single-question survey and reported with a number from the range -100 to +100. NPS is often held up as the gold standard customer experience metric. The score is a measure of whether current customers would recommend ExaGrid to a friend or colleague.

This score further sets ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage apart as a leader in its sector, due it is differentiated product architecture, as ExaGrid offers the largest scale-out system in the industry—comprised of 32 EX84 appliances that can take in up to a 2.7PB full backup in a single system, which is 50% larger than any other solution with aggressive deduplicat ... Read more »

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BURLINGAME, Calif. - Wednesday, 21. September 2022

Smith will help grow company’s presence abroad and facilitate the global evolution of work

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Magnit (formerly PRO Unlimited), an Integrated Workforce Management (IWM) platform provider, today announced that Sam Smith has joined the company’s executive leadership team as president for EMEA. In this role, Smith will help grow Magnit’s presence in the region and facilitate the continued evolution of work.

“Sam’s long tenure in the industry makes her perfectly suited to guide Magnit’s EMEA operations as we define our next chapter,” said Kevin Akeroyd, CEO of Magnit. “She shares Magnit’s vision for work’s evolution and has the experience, passion, and leadership skills to execute that vision. Sam’s expertise and unique point of view will help Magnit’s integrated workforce management platform transform and modernize the conting ... Read more »

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NEW YORK - Wednesday, 21. September 2022

Collaboration that is set to transform Trade Finance operations

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- announces a new global strategic alliance with J.P. Morgan’s Trade and Working Capital group. The alliance leverages an industry-leading digital solution, ClearTrade, to solve both the challenges Trade Finance operations face today and tomorrow. Through significant advances in technology, the ClearTrade platform streamlines the onerous due diligence processing associated with Trade Finance transactions and the multitude of physical documents that are still prevalent in the industry today.

Trade Finance is an industry going through a digital transformation. The ClearTrade solution offers a revolutionary change for banks to ensure they can continue to operate in this evolving landscape plagued with a significantly increasing cost base.

Over the past year, ClearTrade has been integrated into J.P. Morgan’s Tra ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO - Wednesday, 21. September 2022

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Andersen Global expands its presence into France through a Collaboration Agreement with Squair, enhancing coverage in the European region to meet client needs in a seamless manner.

Olivier Lopez and Damien Gorse established Squair Law in 2019. The firm’s team of multidisciplinary professionals provides broad capabilities in competition and consumer law, litigation and dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, GDPR, compliance, tax, employment, intellectual property and technology. The firm has five locations in the country: Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Bordeaux and Aix-en-Provence.

“For the past few years, Squair’s success comes from our customer-centric business model that prioritizes providing comprehensive, best-in-class client solutions,” Squair’s Managing Partner, Olivier Lopez said. “We strive to maintain and even extend a strong foothold in France and our col ... Read more »

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NEW YORK - Friday, 16. September 2022


  • Terraformation, American Forests, Ecosystem Restoration Camps, One Tree Planted join Seed to Forest Alliance as founding members; US becomes advisory partner
  • Launch comes as Terraformation publishes first global review of seed banking infrastructure, crucial in solving shortages and driving reforestation

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Terraformation, the world’s first global forest carbon accelerator, today announces the launch of the Seed to Forest Alliance, with ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- HCL, a global conglomerate and UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum, announced today that applications have opened for the Global Freshwater Innovation Challenge. This is the first out of five Challenges of the HCL and UpLink’s Aquapreneur Innovation Initiative, a programme to source innovative solutions to conserve and restore freshwater ecosystems, from ‘aquapreneurs’ (water focused entrepreneurs). The Initiative, launched during the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos in May 2022, will create a first-of-its-kind innovation ecosystem for the global freshwater sector. The last date to apply is November 08, 2022. Full details and eligibility criteria can be found at this link. HCL has committed $15 million over five years to support the water focused entrepreneurs.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Chairperson of HCL Technologies said, “An innovation ecosystem can enable water entrepreneurs with resources a ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- IC Markets, one of the world’s largest Forex CFD brokers has unveiled its new global marketing campaign in front of an audience of thousands of rugby fans at the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament held at the DHL Stadium Cape Town, South Africa last week.

The advertisement will air in 10 countries over the next few months and was created by South African creative agency and filmmaker Silver Bullet Films. The advert plays on the renewed interest in the 1986 movie Top Gun, following the release of the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, and encourages traders to ‘trade up’ and experience the superior benefits of IC Markets.

Commenting on the campaign IC Markets CEO Andrew Budzinski said, "Top Gun is an iconic film and is fundamentally about using skill and the right tools to harness potential and to achieve goals. We know our traders come to IC Markets because they are drawn to the features and benefits we offer that will help take their ... Read more »

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NMS-293 is a next generation, orally available, brain-penetrant PARP1 selective inhibitor
NMS-293 is currently studied in Phase I as monotherapy for the treatment of patients with BRCA-mutated tumors and in combination with temozolomide in recurrent glioblastoma
Next generation PARP1 selective inhibitors could fill a significant unmet patient need across a wide range of tumors including those not responsive to currently available PARP inhibitors and those requiring combination with other agents

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced a collaboration agreement with licensing option with Nerviano Medical Sciences S.r.l. (NMS) for the next-generation highly selective and brain-penetrant PARP1 (poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase) inhibitor, NMS-293. NMS-293 has strong potential in combination with a wide variety of DNA-damaging agents, including systemic or targ ... Read more »

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DES MOINES, Iowa - Wednesday, 21. September 2022
New research analyzes and ranks 42 markets on public and private sector indicators of financial inclusion

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Singapore is the world’s most financially inclusive market, alongside the U.S., Nordic Europe, and Hong Kong, according to the inaugural Global Financial Inclusion Index (Index) sponsored by Principal Financial Group®. The research, conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and released today, examines how well a market’s respective government, financial system, and employers provide relevant tools, services, and guidance to enable greater levels of financial inclusion.

“Financial inclusion is foundational to global economic progress. As an organization focused on helping more people gain access to financial security, we believe inclusion is an integral component of a market’s ability to prepare for and recover from adversity, grow sustainably, an ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Schlumberger and Aramco have announced plans to collaborate and develop a digital platform that will provide sustainability solutions for hard-to-abate industrial sectors.

The proposed platform will enable companies in industries such as oil and gas, chemicals, utilities, cement and steel to collect, measure, report and verify their emissions, while also evaluating different decarbonization pathways.

“Aramco and Schlumberger are hoping to draw on our long history of collaboration and partnership to deliver a digital sustainability ecosystem that enables global organizations to manage their carbon emissions and realize ambitious sustainability goals,” said Olivier Le Peuch, chief executive officer, Schlumberger. “The sustainability platform will be a game changer for the energy and hard-to-abate industry sectors as they look toward a lower-carbon future.”

“This collaboration represents an unprecedented opportuni ... Read more »

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