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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 18 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

National Geographic contributor Kiliii Yuyan gave a presentation about his photography titled ‘True Grit in Photography (and Life)’ at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK).

The presentation was organized in conjunction with the US Consulate General in Dubai and the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation.

Mr. Yuyan specializes in photographing the Polar Regions, the wilderness and indigenous life and his photos have won awards and featured in National Geographic magazine.

He began by explaining the hard work that often goes into the photos – all the effort before the photographer releases the shutter – using the example of the famous shot of a man blocking tanks in Tiananmen Square during protests in Beijing in 1989.

“When you look and think how the amazing images that we see in our world today – so many of them took ... Read more »

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 The leading decision-making platform vendor announces 11th consecutive year of 20%+ Revenue growth

 

CHIASSO, Switzerland & BOSTON.-Tuesday 18 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Board International has recorded total worldwide revenue of CHF 80.8 million (USD 83.2 million) in 2019, a 20% increase from the previous year. Cloud and Rental Annual Recurring Revenue (“ARR”) rose by 78%, bolstered by the release of Board 11, a revolutionary new version of the company’s flagship decision-making platform.

Board has also recorded 9% growth in its in-house professional services activities, which are focused on implementing and supporting digital transformation projects in planning, analysis, and forecasting.

“In the last decade Board International has seen extensive levels of growth and I am delighted to report that this trend has continued in 2019. I believe this ongoing success proves that our commitm ... Read more »

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SEOUL, South Korea-Monday 17 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Seoul Global Challenge (hereinafter called "SGC") 2019-2020, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by Seoul Business Agency (SBA) aimed at finding innovative solutions to urban problems by inviting global innovators, culminated with the awards ceremony on the 6th, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

The subject of the 1st SGC was “Proposals on reducing fine dust levels in the Seoul Subway.” The Challenge brought together 106 companies from all parts of the world, including the United States, France, and Japan as well as Korea, who introduced their products for competition in three categories -- tunnel, platform, and train.

The solutions selected as finalists were installed in the Seoul Subway to test their effectiveness in reducing fine dust levels.

As a result, three teams were selected as winners with the most ... Read more »

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The Western Union Company and Western Union Foundation Offer Matching Pledge of up to USD $500K

Worldwide Fundraising for Supplies, Equipment and Frontline Medical Treatment

 

DENVER-Monday 17 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Western Union (NYSE: WU) a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, and the Western Union Foundation announced a USD $1M global matching challenge to help fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) and for relief in China and other affected countries. The combined Western Union and Western Union Foundation match will be up to USD $500,000.

The Western Union Foundation is accepting contributions from Western Union employees, Agents, customers, and the public, across the globe between now and April 14, 2020. The aid will be pledged to local and global NGOs, including Give2Asia and International Medical Corps* for ongoing relief efforts in China and other impacted nations throughout the ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, -Monday 17 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved a new world record in electricity Customer Minutes Lost (CML) per year. DEWA recorded 1.86 minutes, in Dubai, compared to around 15 minutes recorded by leading electricity companies in the European Union. This is a new addition to DEWA’s record of international achievements in electricity and water services.

“At DEWA, we work according to the vision and directives of our leadership to provide a robust infrastructure according to the highest international standards. We continuously work to enhance the capacity and efficiency of transmission and distribution networks to provide electricity and water services according to the highest standards of reliability, availability, efficiency, and sustainability. This is to meet the growing demand for energy and water and keep pace with Dubai’s urban and economic plans,” said HE S ... Read more »

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SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates-Monday 17 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah won three awards at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) Innovation Awards. The awards were held to recognize medical institutions that work towards offering quality healthcare solutions to their patients.

The hospital bagged the second spot under the category of “Most Innovative Hospital,” second position for a hospital with the “Most Innovative Physician,” and stood second in the “Most Innovative Nurse and Midwife division.” Over the years, the hospital has demonstrated some of their notable innovations in engaging staff that has helped remarkably improve their quality of services.

Speaking on the achievement, Prasanth Manghat CEO and Executive Director, NMC Health Plc. said, “Innovation is not only about technology, it is about creating simple and sustainable ways to make our services safer, effective, timely, e ... Read more »

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Two winners were selected by a panel of experts that included Mr. Tommy Hilfiger, Daniel Grieder, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, and Noor Tagouri, Journalist, Activist and Speaker

AMSTERDAM.-Saturday 15 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], announces Apon Wellbeing and A Beautiful Mess as winners of the 2019 Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge. More than 400 applications were received for the second edition of the global program, which aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion.

“At Tommy Hilfiger, we’re committed to wasting nothing and welcoming all. From start to finish, I have been inspired by this talented group of social entrepreneurs whose innovations are making the fashion landscape more sustainable and inclusive,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “I am pro ... Read more »

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TOKYO & RICHARDSON, Texas.-Thursday 13 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NEC Corporation (NEC), a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, and Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native 4G/5G network software provider for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), have announced a collaboration to deliver a 5G Open virtualized RAN (vRAN) Solution to the Japanese Enterprise Market. This will open up Local/Private 5G Network opportunities for enterprises, regional authorities and other organizations.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200212005085/en/

Under this collaboration, NEC and Mavenir will jointly work on 5G Open vRAN and Local 5G business developments and establish a simple and cost-efficient ecosystem in the market. The collaboration will bring together NEC’s expertise in IT, network and system integration and Mavenir’s fi ... Read more »

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— Continued growth in marine and financial services segments —


TOKYO-Wednesday 12 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announced today that for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019, consolidated net sales were 1,664.8 billion yen, a decrease of 0.5% from the same period the previous year. The company experienced an 18.1% decrease in operating income of 25.4 billion yen, while ordinary income fell 13.4% to 119.5 billion yen and net income for the period attributable to parent company shareholders was down 18.9% to 17.6 billion yen.

Sales increased in the marine and financial services segments, however dipped in the land mobility and robotics businesses. Operating income increased in the developed markets motorcycle business thanks to increased factory utilization rates and structural reform in European and head office production, and in the Indonesia motorcycle business with increased sales ... Read more »

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DALLAS-Saturday 15 February 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mary Kay Inc., a global beauty company and leader in skin care innovation, continued its decades-long support of the beauty and scientific communities by recently supporting the 2020 Generational Dermatology Palm Springs Symposium from Feb. 14 – 16.

Generational Dermatology, founded by Dr. Wendy E. Roberts, takes a multi-decade approach to the evolving aging patient, including medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. This symposium is targeted toward dermatologists and other core specialists at all stages of their careers. Participants join extraordinary faculty and key opinion leaders at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas, Rancho Mirage.

“Our commitment to skin care science isn’t just about making new Mary Kay products,” said Dr. Lucy Gildea, Chief Scientific Officer at Mary Kay. ”Our involvement with events like Generational Dermatology allows us to exchange innovati ... Read more »

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