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 ‘We Care’ Launched in Rwanda to Drive Mobile Internet Uptake and Promote Digital Skills, Supported by Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation

KIGALI-Wednesday 17 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. It was announced at the ‘Mobile 360 Africa’ event in Kigali this morning that local operators Airtel and MTN will commence a programme of activity around digital inclusion as part of the GSMA’s We Care initiative in Rwanda. We Care is launched in collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation and the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), supporting government efforts to boost ICT penetration and digital services across the country.

“I am glad to see the mobile operators, Airtel and MTN, coming together to work towards a common goal that will be ... Read more »

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PARIS-Friday 12 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- During the U7+ Summit held in Paris on 9-10 July 2019 under the high patronage of Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, 47 presidents from leading universities in the world engaged within the newly created U7+ discussed, voted and signed 6 commitments that tackle 5 major global challenges on the multilateral agenda: the key role of universities in a global world, climate change and energy transition, inequality in societies, technological transformations, and community engagement and impact.

The U7+ final declaration was adopted in the perspective of the upcoming G7 Biarritz Summit. The declaration results from discussions held during the 2-day summit, based on recommendations produced by international working groups led by personal representatives in the respective universities.

All proposed principles were adopted.

Multiple tangible actions are associated with each adopted princ ... Read more »

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NEW DELHI-Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- On World Youth Skills Day, HBR Ascend, a mobile-first learning platform for young professionals from Harvard Business Review, released the 2019 edition of the HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey providing valuable insights about the new perspectives and opinions of millennials about their work. HBR Ascend surveyed over 2,700 young professionals and graduating students from 100+ countries.

“The HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey reveals that Millennials are hungry to learn and willing to invest in upskilling to acquire soft skills like Strategic Thinking, Negotiation Techniques, Networking Skills, Communications, and Analytical Thinking,” says Vivek Chachra, Country Manager (India), Harvard Business Publishing.

Insights from the Survey

    Almost three out of four respondents are confident about their technical ability. Less than 10% expressed a lack of confidence in their te ... Read more »

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KAMPALA, Uganda-Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the first reported case of Ebola emerging this week in Goma, a populous city in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi, medical care providers and public health advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) are speaking out loudly—declaring that the time has come for immediate action from World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – who, by his own admission, stated that this new revelation about the Goma case is a “game-changer.”

As of July 12, there have been 2,477 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that have resulted in 1,655 deaths. In addition, the virus spread to neighboring Uganda, where as of June 24, there have been a total of three confirmed cases of Ebola. All three individuals had recently travelled to the DRC, and all succumbed to the disease.

D ... Read more »

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The centre in Bareen International Hospital in MBZ City will offer the latest services 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

CosmeSurge, one of the region’s most trusted brands for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, has launched its 15th centre in the UAE and Oman. Located on the second floor of Bareen International Hospital in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi, the centre will provide innovative, high quality aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery services for which the brand is renowned.

NMC Health’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Davis inaugurated the new facility, which is CosmeSurge’s fourth centre in Abu Dhabi. A team of six specialists in dermatology and aesthetic services provide facial rejuvenation, laser treatments, intravenous vitamin (IV) infusion therapy and more.

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The Study Is Financed by the Directorate General for the Treasury


RUEIL-MALMAISON, France-Friday 12 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The study examined the feasibility of bringing electricity to 142 villages in Madagascar; an effort that is no stranger to Sagemcom, who has been a leader in turnkey/ EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) projects for rural electrification since 2017. Carried out for the benefit of the Agency for the Rural Electrification Development, (ADER), the study also analyzed the hydroline potential of 15 Malagasy villages.

The project was facilitated thanks to a generous contribution of Private Sector Study and Assistance Funding (FASEP) by the French Directorate General for the Treasury. Villages were selected following a study conducted in collaboration with the Agency for the Rural Electrification Development, (ADER), between September 2018 and May 2019. Support from the HACSE design office, the soci ... Read more »

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COURBEVOIE, France-Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- By 2020, more than 24 billion devices will be connected1, giving consumers a huge array of new services. This means more than 4 devices per person. A big challenge for operators will be to deliver optimum coverage while keeping pace with soaring demand. Deutsche Telekom has opted for IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Entitlement server solution for European affiliates to enhance the user experience.

Smartphones, wearables, and connected devices are continuously evolving with new features to make our lives easier. To ensure a seamless user experience, device OEMs are introducing entitlement specifications to optimize the way devices and networks interact. IDEMIA’s Smart Connect Entitlement is part of the Smart Connect Platform, an end-to-end solution for mobile operators wishing to support eSIM devices. Supporting both iOS and Android platforms, this flexible cloud-based solution requires non-in ... Read more »

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Two Industry Leaders Sign Global Distribution Agreement to Benefit Engineering Design

DALLAS & FORT WORTH, Texas-Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announces a new global distribution agreement with Xilinx, Inc., the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, to stock one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of Xilinx products, including digital downloads of development software and IP. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable system-on-chips (SoCs) and the adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future.

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“Xilinx is an industry leader and proven innovator in new technologies. We are very excited to expand our product portfolio for our customers by now offering a broad in-st ... Read more »

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Add-on Strengthens Sintavia’s Industry-Leading AM Quality System

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sintavia, LLC, the leading independent additive manufacturer supporting the Aerospace & Defense industry, announced today that it had acquired QC Laboratories, Inc. (“QC Labs”), a non-destructive testing (“NDT”) services company based in Hollywood, Florida. The acquisition greatly enhances Sintavia’s NDT capabilities for commercial aerospace applications, particularly with respect to surface finish conformance testing. Post-closing, it is expected that QC Labs will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary of Sintavia. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We have worked with QC Labs for a number of years to develop surface finish inspection metrics that are relevant for the additive manufacturing industry,” said Doug Hedges, Sintavia’s President and Chief ... Read more »

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Proceeds will be used to reduce amounts outstanding under existing revolving credit facility 

New senior notes will mature in 2026 and 2029

SAN DIEGO -Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) announced today the successful pricing and closing of a private placement offering of $250,000,000 principal amount 3.24% senior notes due July 10, 2026, and $250,000,000 principal amount 3.45% senior notes due July 10, 2029.

Net proceeds from the offering will be approximately $498 million, after deducting estimated fees and expenses related to the offering. The net proceeds will be used to pay down current borrowings on ResMed’s senior unsecured revolving credit facility. The notes are senior unsecured obligations of ResMed, and jointly and severally guaranteed by each Subsidiary Guarantor.

“We are pleased to complete this U.S. private placement offering on attractive terms,” said Bre ... Read more »

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NEUCHATEL, Switzerland-Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that in a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, researchers investigated the ability of Masimo ORi™ (Oxygen Reserve Index) to serve as a noninvasive indicator of the arterial partial pressure of oxygen (PaO2 ... Read more »

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Celebrating the release of Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” with the Large Scale Carnival in Hong Kong

HONG KONG-Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- While Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” is hitting the big screens around the world this summer, Harbour City, the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong, is joining forces with Disney to bring the movie to life from now till 4 August, 2019! Inspired by the movie, Harbour City has transformed into a “Toy Story” themed carnival with different games and challenges at Ocean Terminal Forecourt next to Star Ferry Pier and Ocean Terminal Deck with stunning Victoria Harbour view, where fans can play with Woody and the gang under the best Harbour & Sunset views in Hong Kong!

Additionally, fans can experience other fun, immersive activities throughout the mall including The Art of Toy Story 4 exhibit, kids’ workshops, “Toy Story 4” ... Read more »

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Test supports resistance guided therapy to manage antibiotic resistant STI


SYDNEY -Tuesday 16 July 2019 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SpeeDx Pty. Ltd. today announced ResistancePlus® MG has been cleared by Health Canada and is now available for sale across all Canadian provinces (not currently available in the U.S.). The molecular diagnostic test detects the sexually transmitted infection (STI) Mycoplasma genitalium, also known as Mgen, along with genetic markers linked to antibiotic resistance. This is the first commercially available test in Canada combining identification and therapeutic guidance information to support Resistance Guided Therapy for management of Mgen.

Current Canadian management guidelines for Mgen direct laboratories to forward positive samples to the National Microbiology Laboratory for resistance testing.1 Now Canadian laboratories can utilize ResistancePlus MG and bring this service inhouse to generate more timely ... Read more »

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