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MAPUTO, Mozambique - Wednesday, November 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has expanded local services and capabilities at their laboratory in Beira, Mozambique to offer support to local agricultural businesses throughout Mozambique and within the East African region.

The new laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, staffed by experienced technicians and will provide analytical support for clients requiring microbiological and chemical analysis. The laboratory offers fast and accurate screening to detect, identify, and quantify the presence of harmful aflatoxins and is now equipped to test grains and pulses for genetically modified organisms.

Mr David Du Plessis, Country Manager of Intertek Mozambique, said, “These new testing capabilities are a welcome addition to our growing network of laboratories and capabilities in Mozambique, giving our clients add ... Read more »

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Benin-based company will deliver Canal 3 TV channels in four different languages via ASTRA 2G and SES-5 satellites

LUXEMBOURG & CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Wednesday, November 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), a world-leading satellite operator, announced today that Canal Holdings, a media production company based in Benin, has signed a multi-year contract to distribute Canal 3 TV channels across West Africa.

Under the agreement, SES will be providing broadcast capacity to deliver a Canal 3 pay TV channels bouquet in Hausa, Savanna, Wolof and French languages across West Africa. Canal Holdings will be delivering its TV offerings to its direct-to-home subscribers via SES’s Astra 2G satellite at 28.2 degrees East, and distributing the same channels to Benin and Niger via the SES-5 satellite located at 5 degrees East.

This agreement provides Canal Holdings with extensive West Africa coverage and the ... Read more »

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DARMSTADT, Germany & NEW YORK - Wednesday, November 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    Breakthrough Therapy designation highlights the potential of avelumab* as a new immunotherapy for patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC)
    Metastatic MCC is a devastating disease and if approved, avelumab could potentially become the first immunotherapy to treat metastatic MCC

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merck and Pfizer today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted avelumab*, an investigational fully human anti-PD-L1 IgG1 monoclonal antibody, Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) who have progressed after at least one previous chemotherapy regimen. Breakthrough Therapy designation is designed to accelerate the development and review of medicines that are intended to treat a serious condition, and preliminary clinical evidence indicates that the t ... Read more »

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Addition of Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform will extend current broadband offering in Africa and provide opportunities in new markets

LUXEMBOURG & CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Wednesday, November 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES Techcom Services, a subsidiary of world-leading satellite operator SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), announced today it will be expanding its Astra Connect broadband service in Africa for the Enterprise and Oil & Gas markets via the Newtec Dialog® multiservice platform on SES’s ASTRA 2G satellite.

SES is extending its current relationship with long-term partner Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – by the new platform, which is due to be launched in Q1 2016 and will utilise the West Africa Ku-band beam of the ASTRA 2G satellite, located at 28.2 degrees East.

The platform will broaden SES T ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates. - Monday, November 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

At a recent event organised by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and sponsored by AAFAQ Islamic Finance, aspiring young finance professionals had the opportunity to hear from a range of experts and role models from the region about how exactly to land the job of their dreams.

The audience learnt that employers are looking for different things in new recruits but some common threads stand them in good stead. Being committed and passionate about what they want to do and caring about the work they produce is a critical starting point. From an error free CV to a knowledge of the role and company where you are applying, these things may be common sense but it was clear that all too many employers see people failing at these first simple steps.

If a candidate can demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn and they have the professional qualification such as ACCA tha ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, November 18th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

In recognition of its security and police work in the field of child protection, the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior (MoI) was awarded a permanent seat on the #WePROTECT International Advisory Board (IAB). With this accolade, the UAE, represented by the MoI, will have two seats on the Board; as chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) for the next three years and a permanent member of the #WePROTECT IAB - similar to the UK Home Office. Ernie Allen, chair of the #WePROTECT IAB, made the announcement Tuesday at the second Global Summit on Ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation, organized by the MoI in Abu Dhabi.

Allen praised the UAE’s organization of the summit and the speech delivered by Lt. General His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. In his speech, HH asserted that the summit convened in order to protect the most ... Read more »

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Milestones a testament on its 40-year legacy of designing devices to improve patient outcomes

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz - Tuesday, November 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced in conjunction with its 40th anniversary, it has sold 40 million devices worldwide. The milestones come as the company showcases its latest innovations and achievements for the vascular community at the 2015 VEITHsymposium® in New York.

The medical products division of Gore was formed by Bill Gore with the intent to design an ideal substitute for a human blood vessel using GORE-TEX® ePTFE. Forty years later, Gore is an industry leader in medical devices with more than 40 million devices sold that are designed to treat patients along the entire length of the body.

At VEITHsymposium 2015, Gore is announcing developments to its diverse portfolio of products, including clinical trial developments, as well kicking off the h ... Read more »

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PARIS - Tuesday, November 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MKU, a leading manufacturer of armour solutions and night vision devices, is showcasing future generation personal armour solutions for defence and security personnel at Milipol 2015 in Paris, France. The company claims that the armour being showcased is over 40% lighter and stronger and features most of the capabilities desired by current and future generation soldiers.

Neeraj Gupta, MD MKU explained that the weight carried by a soldier is of critical importance as it impacts and hinders his performance and survivability capabilities in the theatre of operation. Modern soldiers carry equipment weighing approx. 40 Kgs on them including body armour, ammo, batteries, rations and new generation devices needed to fight and survive. Of these, body armour is probably the single heaviest item.

The scientists and designers at MKU have combined the capabilities of new ultra-light weight 6th generation ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

HH Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, attended the World Strategy Summit on Tuesday morning at the St. Regis Hotel on Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. The summit, which was held under the theme ‘Strategic Leadership for the Future’, witnessed the participation of some of the leading contemporary thinkers and strategic experts working in governmental and institutional agencies. The summit has been organized by the Ministry of Interior, in cooperation with the American Association of Strategic Planning and the global platform for development, the World Development Forum.

In his commencement speech, Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior, welcomed the guests to the UAE – their second home and host of the first session of the summit held in partnership with the American Associati ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, November 14th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Medical Services Department at Abu Dhabi Police will be organizing a comprehensive awareness campaign about lung cancer and asthma that will kick off tomorrow, Sunday.  The campaign aims to shed the light on causes and symptoms of these diseases and prevention methods, and falls in line with the awareness program on the early detection of chronic diseases and cancer.

 Colonel Jassem Al Tunaiji, Head of the Medical Services Department at Abu Dhabi Police, said that the campaign reflects the MoI’s strategy and initiatives that aim to provide excellent medical services and support the UAE efforts to improve the medical sector. It also embodies the MoI’s commitment to spread medical awareness in order to enhance healthcare services.

Colonel Al Tunaiji explained that the campaign will be implemented at all police departments across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It wi ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, November 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The General Assembly of the Saaed Society to Reduce Traffic Accidents will convene on Monday November 16 at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations in Abu Dhabi Police and Chairman of Saaed Society will preside over the General Assembly, which will tackle the future plan and past projects already accomplished within the strategy that aims at developing communication means and increasing the level of traffic safety.

Colonel Jamal Salem Al Ameri, Chief of the Public Relations Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police and CEO of Saaed Society, explained that the General Assembly will discuss the board of directors’ report about the council’s term of office activities, and will approve the draft budget for the new year the final accounts of the fiscal year, in addition to a number of ... Read more »

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INGELHEIM, Germany - Tuesday, November 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    WHO expects COPD to be the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030 - exceeded only by heart disease and stroke1
    By the time most people know they have COPD, around 50% of their lung function2,3 is lost and daily life can be negatively impacted
    Earlier, optimal management can slow the progress of COPD4 and could help patients live a better life for longer

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced the launch of the Your Time campaign – a worldwide call to raise public awareness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the importance of acting now. By diagnosing and optimally managing the disease earlier it’s still possible to make a real difference to patients’ lives. Despite the disease affecting 210 million people worldwide5 and being responsible for twice as many deaths as diabetes,6 it i ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) and Cameron International Corporation (NYSE: CAM) jointly announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice has cleared their proposed merger without any conditions, granting early termination of the waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to the proposed merger.

The closing of the proposed merger remains subject to approval by Cameron stockholders and the satisfaction or waiver of the other closing conditions contained in the merger agreement between Schlumberger and Cameron. As previously announced by Cameron, the special meeting of stockholders of Cameron is scheduled for December 17, 2015, during which stockholders of Cameron will consider and vote upon the proposed adoption of the agreement and plan of merger between the companies.

Subject to receipt of approval from Cameron stockholders and satisfaction or waiver of other closing conditions contained in ... Read more »

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