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INGELHEIM, Germany. - Wednesday, January 14th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Boehringer Ingelheim announced today collaboration with Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, with the goal of researching novel therapeutic targets in the field of immune-modulation. Immune-modulation refers to a range of treatments aimed at harnessing a patient’s immune system to fight disease.

Under the terms of the agreement, the research capabilities of Boehringer Ingelheim and Yale University will be brought together to identify new immune-modulatory agents for oncology, autoimmune and respiratory disorders. The company will provide research funding for a select number of projects and work closely with scientists at Yale University to advance this research. The company has an option to obtain an exclusive license for all of these programs under pre-agreed terms with Yale University.

Dr Lieping Chen, United Technologies Chair in Cancer Research and Professor of ... Read more »

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Listening to the Opinions of Citizens in Al Samha

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, January 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

During the council of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) entitled “Cultural Communication with Domestic Workers and its Impact on Reducing Crime” hosted by Mohamed Abdulla Al Rumaithi in Al Samha in Abu Dhabi, citizens agreed that the positive treatment of domestic workers allows them to be assimilated into the family.

It was concluded that treating the domestic workers well is a constructive method for positively impacting their behavior and for deterring them from committing any wrong doings. The participants also said that the Ministry’s councils are a progressive way to enable the expression of opinions and ideas regarding societal issues and ways to address them.

Citizens noted that these councils deepen communal awareness regarding all topics of discussion. They pointed out that through discussing the treatme ... Read more »

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Extends Next Generation Software Portfolio to Include Diameter Signaling Solutions

RICHARDSON, Texas. - Wednesday, January 14th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Mavenir Systems® (NYSE:MVNR), a leading provider of software-based networking solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ulticom, Inc., an industry leader in telecom signaling solutions. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

Through this acquisition, Mavenir enhances its portfolio of next generation software products and solutions to include a scalable, virtualized Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC), an increasingly critical network element which efficiently scales mobile operator networks and securely provides interoperable 4G LTE and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services.

Ulticom is a leading provider of telecom signaling solutions enabling the global transformation to 4G LTE, with key Diameter solutions deployed in ten tier one car ... Read more »

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Celsis Advance II™ system helps Home, Beauty and Pharmaceutical product manufacturers enhance quality assurance while reducing manufacturing cycle times and inventory requirements

London - Wednesday, January 14th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Celsis, the global leader in rapid microbial testing systems for industry, today introduced the Celsis Advance II system, the next generation of their industry leading Celsis Advance testing platform.

The Celsis Advance platform shortens production cycle times by reducing the time necessary to complete quality control (QC) assessment of product for microbial contamination.  This results in a less quarantined inventory awaiting QC release and reduces working capital required to fund inventory.  Additionally, earlier QC results provide an earlier indication of contamination when it occurs allowing for a more rapid and effective investigation and corrective action.  Faster response to contaminati ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, January 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Tourism Police Section at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) is committed to spreading awareness among tourists. The Tourism Police distributed brochures and leaflets in 12 different languages to tourists regarding the code and conduct of Abu Dhabi. The informative materials raise awareness regarding the traditions and customs of the UAE and are distributed in an effort to further develop the standards of tourism alongside disseminating greater cultural awareness amongst tourists.

Lieutenant Colonel Muzeed Al Otaibi, Chief of the Tourism Police Section at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), invited tourists not to hesitate in asking the Tourism Police officers for help: “The officers are always ready and willing to provide their services in a timely manner. Tourists should feel free to contact our Operations Room at 999 or contact the toll-free number of the Tourism ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, January 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Eighth Sporting Event for the Ministry of Interior’s staff members continued. The events, organized by the Police Sports Association for the ministry’s staff members across its departments and sectors in Abu Dhabi, featured fierce competition in the various tournaments.
In the archery tournament for officers in the teams’ category, the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior’s sector secured first place. The Assistant Undersecretary for Resources and Support Services’ sector was second runner-up and the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior sector ranked third.
In the archery tournament for officers in the singles’ category, Captain Jamal Issa Al Saadi from the General Secretariat ... Read more »

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ME NewsWire

Doha, Qatar - Tuesday, January 13th 2015

 QNB Group, one of the World’s Strongest Banks and the leading bank in the Middle East and North Africa, continued to record robust growth in profitability, with Net Profit for 2014 amounting to QR10.5 billion (USD2.9 billion), up by 10.3% compared to 2013.

Based on the strong financial results for 2014 and consistent with QNB Group’s aim of maximising returns to shareholders, the Board of Directors is recommending to the General Assembly the distribution of a cash dividend of 75% of the nominal share value (QAR7.5 per share). The financial results for 2014 along with the profit distribution are subject to Qatar Central Bank (QCB) approval.

The Group’s prudent cost control policy and strong revenue generating capability allowed it to maintain an efficiency ratio (cost to income ratio) of 20.8%, which is considered one of the best ratios among financial institutions in the regi ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG - Tuesday, January 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that it plans to launch a dedicated satellite for governmental use in partnership with the Luxembourg Government in late 2017. A Luxembourg-based company jointly held by SES and the Luxembourg Government is planned to own and operate the new spacecraft.

The Luxembourg Government and SES would each invest EUR 50 million into the new company, which, at the same time, would receive a EUR 125 million bank loan from a consortium of Luxembourg banks to finance the satellite’s procurement and launch. This investment has been foreseen within SES's existing capital expenditure projections. The spacecraft would be positioned in the European arc, covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The capacity of the new satellite would satisfy Luxembourg’s requirements for satellite communications in military frequencies. Capacity wou ... Read more »

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Book your holiday on, using your Emirates NBD Credit card and get an interest free instalment plan to enjoy greater flexibility while booking your holidays.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, January 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]


HolidayMe, the Dubai-based travel start-up that launched its operations in the Middle East in the month of November 2014 has partnered with Emirates NBD to offer a 0% Instalment Plan. Through this partnership, all Emirates NBD credit card holders can now book their Holiday Packages, Hotels, Activities and Transfers by making payments in instalments over a period of 3 or 6 months at no extra charge. For availing this offer, customers need to make a minimum purchase of AED 1000 on the HolidayMe website. In case the customer wishes to avail the 0 % Instalment Plan, he will need to call Emirates NBD and give details of the transaction.

HolidayMe Chief Business Officer Megha Bhalla said, “Emirates NBD ... Read more »

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Becomes Official Hotel Partner of Live Nation, Creating All-Star Entertainment Experiences to Reignite Play

MCLEAN, Va. - Tuesday, January 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Unused vacation time. Extended workdays. Forgotten holidays. Year after year and in headline after headline, it’s becoming more apparent: the world has lost its passion to play. Today Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) embarks on a mission to excite and inspire the world to play again with the announcement of a five-year strategic marketing partnership with Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment provider. Through the relationship, Hilton will benefit from Live Nation’s fully integrated global music platform including concerts, VIP access, digital media, ticketing, content and performance venues.

Hilton is setting out to inspire a new, healthier mindset -- encouraging people to seek out the unfamiliar, to appreciate a different point of view and to learn fro ... Read more »

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Innovative New Toy Lines from TOMY Supporting Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur Unveiled Ahead of Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair

GLENDALE, Calif. - Tuesday, January 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Disney Consumer Products today unveiled exclusive details about the new global toy lines celebrating Disney∙Pixar’s Inside Out andThe Good Dinosaur, debuting theatrically in the U.S. on June 19, 2015, and Nov. 25, 2015, respectively. Both movies will have robust toy lines from best-in-class licensee TOMY, whose innovative approach, strength in international markets and ability to reflect Pixar’s unique storytelling in its product lines made them the ideal choice for Pixar Animation Studios’ most exciting year yet.

"We put our hearts into these films, so it's incredibly important to us that our toy-making partners care about and do justice to these characters we know so well," said John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Wa ... Read more »

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