AETOS Wire Latest Press Releases from AETOS Wire Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:54:32 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Essel Group ME Expands into New Technologies with Acquisition of boo.lab <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Essel Group ME is pleased to announce that its media and production subsidiary, Essel Media Hub, has acquired boo.lab, a leading Spanish production company specialising in audiovisual and experiential media. The acquisition expands Essel Media Hub's media and production capabilities, adding ground-breaking technologies to its portfolio.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Established in 2001 and based in Barcelona, boo.lab has built a ground-breaking portfolio of the most complex technologies used in media production today. Its IT engineers use cutting-edge techniques, such as Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality (merging the real and the virtual), live action and 4D to bring the ideas of its design teams to life.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">boo. ... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:23:21 +0100 BORGWARD BX7 SUV Offers a Cool Ride during Road Testing on UAE Terrain in Hottest Days Ahead of ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">The BX7 SUV, one of the first new models of the <a href="">BORGWARD Group AG</a> to be launched in the GCC, has undergone a series of on-the-road testing. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The German brand has just finished its first set of tests in the United Arab Emirates, including the temperature test during the height of summer between August 2 and 12, to measure BX7's adaptability to the blazing heat. The vehicle even experienced the windless environment at locations like the desert by Al Aweer in strong sunlight.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">BX7 has proved its superior engine power and controllability through running in the desert and hills in UAE, during which the iAWD (Intelligent All Wheel Drive) system served as a great support. The iAWD of BORGWARD is a combination of BorgWarner's 5th generation 4WD technology and TRW's intelligent electronic stability control system. ... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:14:58 +0100 WAKGROUP Signs Historic Deal With China's GEDI & CEEC to Establish State-of-the-Art Oil ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">WAK Group, a Pakistani Conglomerate with varied interests especially in the Oil and Gas Sector, and Guangdong Electrical Design Institute ("GEDI"), an energy industry leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions singed a historic EPC agreement to engineer, design and construct a state-of-the-art Falcon Oil refinery at KP Pakistan. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The futuristic oil refinery is a deep conversion and has a capacity of producing up to 100,000 barrels per day of deep. The total contract value amounts to approximately USD 3.58 Billion. The project is expected to be completed in 30 months after commencement of work. The landmark agreement was signed by Mr. Waqar Ahmed Khan, Chairman WAKGroup and Mr. (Qiao Xubin), Vice President GEDI, and was endorsed by Mr. (Yu Gang) Vice President CEEC (China Energy Engineering Corporation) parent company of GEDI. ... Tue, 22 Aug 2017 04:48:27 +0100 Cambridge English and Govt. of Punjab join hands for Teacher Training <p><span style="font-size:16px">English language teachers from public sector schools in Punjab were awarded internationally recognised Cambridge English certificates at a ceremony in Lahore, attended by the Minister of Higher Education Syed Raza Gillani.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Sixty six teachers completed training courses run by Institute of Career Development (ICD) as part of a pilot project with the Higher Education department, earlier this year, and were presented with their certificates by Mr Ramiz Haddadin, a senior representative of Cambridge English which is part of the world-leading University of Cambridge.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Mr Haddadin praised the teachers for their commitment to updating their skills and congratulated ICD and the Government of Punjab on this excellent initiative which will benefit not just the teachers, but generations of students. “Cambridge English exists to help millions of people learn English and prove their skills to the world,” explained Mr Haddadin. ... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:06:38 +0100 Study Investigates Performance of Masimo PVi® As Part of Goal-Directed Fluid Therapy During ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="">Masimo</a> (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the findings of a recently published study in which researchers at Firat University in Turkey evaluated the performance of Masimo PVi<sup>®</sup>, a noninvasive and continuous measurement of the dynamic changes in perfusion index (Pi) that occur during respiratory cycles, as the basis of a goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) protocol during laparoscopic bariatric surgery on mechanically-ventilated patients.1 </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">In the study, Dr. Demirel and colleagues sought to evaluate whether using GDFT guided by PVi on morbidly obese patients undergoing laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery might result in less intravenous fluid use without compromising outcomes. ... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:54:54 +0100 Boehringer Ingelheim: Advancing anticoagulation care with new data at ESC Congress 2017 <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>) -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that it will present important new data on the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at the ESC Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 26-30 August 2017. In total, four abstracts have been accepted, investigating different aspects of AF patient treatment. The results of the RE-DUAL PCI™ trial have been selected for one of the Late Breaking Science sessions of the congress. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The RE-DUAL PCI™ trial compared dual therapy with triple therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with stent placement in approximately 2,500 adults with atrial fibrillation. Patients were either treated with dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa<sup>®</sup>) and a single antiplatelet agent or with the vitamin K antagonist (VKA) warfarin and two antiplatelets. ... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:22:26 +0100 TP-LINK Middle East Appoints Ethos Technologies as It Distributor in UAE and Oman <p><span style="font-size:16px"><a href="" target="_blank">TP-Link Technologies Co Ltd</a>, a global provider of SOHO, SMB networking products and wireless LAN solutions, has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Ethos Technologies<strong> </strong>for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">In terms of the agreement, Ethos Technologies<strong> </strong>will supply channel partners in the UAE and Oman with TP-Link's entire SMB product range and services.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">According to the vendor which manufactures a broad range of products to the consumer, SOHO and SMB markets, including Wireless solution, ADSL, Routers, Switches, IP Cameras, Powerline Adapters, Print Servers, Media Converters and Network Adapters, the partnership with Ethos Technologies<strong> </strong>is aimed at helping it to strengthen its footprint in the SMB segment in the two GCC countries. ... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:38:42 +0100 Permasteelisa Group to Join Grandland <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Worldwide leading contractor in engineering, project management, manufacturing and installation of architectural envelopes and interior systems, <strong>Permasteelisa Group, will join forces with Grandland Group</strong> – a fast growing, Shenzhen-based specialist in design and construction of architectural decoration. The strategic alliance will create the biggest, most comprehensive curtain wall player in the world, with exceptional potential for further growth for both companies. Permasteelisa will remain fully committed to build avant-garde architectures and top end, high-quality projects which have become its trademark.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The news comes today after LIXIL Group Corporation (LIXIL Group) (TOKYO: 5938) – a global leader in the housing and building industry – announced that it has decided to sell 100% of shares of Permasteelisa S.p.A. ... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 05:10:37 +0100 LIXIL to Sell Permasteelisa to Grandland <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- LIXIL Group Corporation (LIXIL Group) (TOKYO:5938), a global leader in the housing and building industry, today announced that it has decided to sell 100% of the shares of Permasteelisa S.p.A (Permasteelisa) held by its major subsidiary LIXIL Corporation to Grandland Holdings Group Limited (Grandland), a leading Chinese architectural design and construction company. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, including in China, the United States and Russia.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Under the terms of the agreement, the base sale price for Permasteelisa is EURO 467 million. As a result of this transaction and the deconsolidation of Permasteelisa from LIXIL Group, LIXIL Group's revenue for the full fiscal year ending March 2018 is expected to decrease by approximately 170.0 billion yen from the amount announced on May 8, 2017 (by approximately 9.2% of the previously forecasted amount). ... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:50:21 +0100 There Is No Such Thing As a ‘Healthy Tan', Warns Consultant Dermatologist <p><span style="font-size:16px">Weather reports earlier this month indicating temperatures that felt like 50 degrees, the dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation to unprotected skin are at an all-time high for the year.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">According to Dr Lana Kashlan, Consultant Dermatologist, <a href="">CosmeSurge Clinic</a> Marina Dubai, those without any protection, should limit their time in the sun to no more than 10 minutes per day. As such, precautions like applying sunscreen, wearing wide-brimmed hats and long-sleeve clothing and seeking shade, especially during peak sun intensity hours, are necessary.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">According to UAE meteorologists, the UV radiation starts increasing in May and reaches its maximum level in July and August. Protection from the sun is crucial with SPF recommendations of 30 or higher that are broad-spectrum, which means that it blocks UVA and UVB radiation. In this regard, combining different sunscreens does not lead to more protection. ... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 14:15:17 +0100 Spirent Tests Wi-Fi Network Performance with O2 at the Coca-Cola London Eye <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="">Spirent Communications</a> plc (LSE:SPT), today announced its Landslide E10 network test platform has been used with O2 to validate the Wi-Fi network performance and capacity at the Coca-Cola London Eye, before the launch of a new smartphone application last month.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Merlin Entertainments plc, operator of the London Eye, wanted to measure its Wi-Fi network performance, to ensure its infrastructure could provide an excellent experience for users of the new app, which puts increased demands on the Wi-Fi network. ... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:15:26 +0100 Lenovo Continues to Gain Momentum in First Quarter FY 2017/18 <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Behind the strength of its 3-wave strategy, Lenovo's business transformation continued to gain traction during the first quarter, delivering solid profitability in its core PC and smart devices business, and revenue and profit improvements in targeted growth areas, including the data center and mobile businesses.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Fueled by new investments in people and products, Lenovo's Data Center Group (DCG) introduced the most comprehensive product lineup in its history, with the new ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile portfolio, and continued to build out its end-to-end sales organization. Similarly, Lenovo's Mobile Business Group launched significant new products led by the Moto Z2 Force, available now on all major U.S. carriers, and ramped up its branding efforts worldwide.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">“In the first quarter this fiscal year, we had stable performance as we executed our 3-wave strategy with commitment. ... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:07:33 +0100 Stanford Graduate School of Business Launches Two Educational Opportunities to Empower Youth ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="">Stanford Graduate School of Business</a> (Stanford GSB) today announced a USD $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Stanford is expanding two of its successful programs to Southern Africa: the Seed Transformation Program of the <a href=" ... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:07:02 +0100 Rimini Street Named to Inc. 5000 List for Seventh Consecutive Year <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="">Rimini Street, Inc.</a>, a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading independent support provider for Oracle and SAP products, today announced that it was named to Inc. magazine's 36<sup>th</sup> annual Inc. 5000 list for the seventh consecutive year. The Inc. 5000 list is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies and represents the most comprehensive look at America's entrepreneurs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Rimini Street has earned a place on the annual Inc. 5000 list since 2011, joining an elite group – approximately 2% – of Inc. 5000 honorees to ever achieve this milestone. ... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:40:34 +0100 Out-of-this-World Science Project to be Featured as Keynote at SC17's High Performance ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Professor Philip Diamond, Director General of the international Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project, will be the keynote speaker at SC17, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis in Denver, Nov. 12-17.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">SKA is an international collaboration to build the world's largest radio telescope that will change our understanding of space as we know it.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Professor Diamond, accompanied by Dr. Rosie Bolton, SKA Regional Centre Project Scientist, will take SC17 attendees around the globe and out into the deepest reaches of the observable universe as they describe the SKA's international partnership that will map and study the entire sky in greater detail than ever before. ... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:06:01 +0100 Keynote Line-Up Set for 2017 Africa CACS <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-<span style="color:black">- Writer and podcast host Ryan Hogarth will set the pace in an opening keynote “We Are Not Robots” at ISACA's</span> <a href="">2017 Africa Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS) Conference</a>,<span style="color:black"> to be held 11-12 September 2017, in Accra, Ghana. ... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:44:28 +0100 Schlumberger Announces Third-Quarter 2017 Results Conference Call <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) will hold a conference call on October 20, 2017 to discuss the results for the third quarter ending September 30, 2017.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">The conference call is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am US Eastern time and a press release regarding the results will be issued at 7:00 am US Eastern time.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">To access the conference call, listeners should contact the Conference Call Operator at +1 (800) 288-8967 within North America or +1 (612) 333-4911 outside of North America approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the call, and ask for the “Schlumberger Earnings Conference Call.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">A webcast of the conference call will be broadcast simultaneously at <strong><a href=" ... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 06:42:39 +0100 CMB Successfully Goes-Live on Murex's MX.3 Platform <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Murex, a global leader in trading, risk management and processing solutions, is pleased to announce the successful launch of the MX.3 platform at China Merchants Bank (CMB). As one of China's largest commercial banks, CMB financial market department currently averages 8,000 trades per day with a portfolio of 320,000 live trades on MX.3. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">CMB decided to launch the project to implement an enterprise-wide solution for their capital markets teams based in Shenzhen and Shanghai. This was done in order to improve control over their end-to-end trading cycle from front-to-back through risk, streamline and automate their operations, and enable new business. Murex's MX.3 platform was selected as it provided the functional, geographical and product coverage that was required by the bank. Covering Front Office, Processing, Finance, and Risk Management, MX.3 also provides VaR analytics across all asset classes. ... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:39:03 +0100 Julphar Reports First Six Months Earnings <p><span style="font-size:16px">Julphar, the largest generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), announced sales revenue of AED 639 million in the first semester of the year 2017. The company posted a net profit of AED 64 million.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Julphar's Chairman, His Highness Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, said: “Julphar is now moving forward towards achieving its objectives for 2020 to stay at the top of the regional market. We are very proud of the success we have achieved since the beginning of the year. Dandasha has been launched during Q1. 17 in the UAE to treat erectile dysfunction in adult men and by Q2, it has become a leader in its segment. And our flagship product MEBO is still leading the Saudi market. Furthermore – the company has kept its leading position in the UAE by achieving a robust double digit growth in Q2.17.”</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">“I expect those achievements to benefit the company during the second semester of the year, and to further grow revenue and earnings. ... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:09:03 +0100 The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award for 2016 Awarded to 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- At a highly-anticipated private gathering during the famed Monterey Car Week, a 1954 Maserati A6GCS/53 Berlinetta by Pinin Farina, from the Monaco-based Destriero Collection, was named winner of the prestigious second-annual <em><strong><a href="">The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award</a>.</strong></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">Only four Berlinetta-bodied sports cars from Pinin Farina were ever produced, and this exquisite model is considered to be the best preserved, as it is the only one that retains its original chassis and body. ... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:48:18 +0100 SolarReserve Signs Agreement with South Australian Government for 150 Megawatt Solar Thermal ... <p><span style="font-size:16px">(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href="">SolarReserve</a> has signed a long-term Generation Project Agreement (GPA) to build a 150 megawatt solar thermal power station with 8 hours of energy storage near the town of Port Augusta, South Australia. The GPA with the State Government of South Australia was signed today at a ceremony with Jay Weatherill, Premier of South Australia, and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px">“The Port Augusta story is a stark example of the transition of the South Australian economy, with the closure of a dirty coal fired power station, and now the commissioning of this world leading renewable energy project,” said South Australia's Premier Jay Weatherill. ... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:49:28 +0100