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 New LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime solution for middle school is now available; applications open for the 2020 LEGO Education Master Educator Program


BILLUND, Denmark-Thursday 16 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LEGO® Education is celebrating its 40th birthday with the worldwide launch of its newest educational solution, LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime. SPIKE Prime brings together LEGO bricks, a programmable, multi-port Hub, sensors and motors all powered by the engaging SPIKE App based on the Scratch coding language, along with 32 lesson plans. SPIKE Prime will continue LEGO Education’s legacy since 1980 as a pioneer in hands-on learning, transforming the way students learn STEAM subjects.

Since its unveiling in April 2019, LEGO Education SPIKE Prime has been the most anticipated product from LEGO Education. SPIKE Prime delivers an intuitive, naturally adaptive and highly inclusive learning experienc ... Read more »

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ROME-Thursday 16 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The European Banking Federation (EBF), the Union of Arab Banks (UAB), and international associations signed a Digital Economy Communique with the Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics (GCEL) at the 2019 International Banking Summit.

The Communique embraced the deployment of an innovative Digital Economy Platform that digitizes the global value chains in the USD 150 trillion B2B marketplace generating a new USD 7.5 trillion financial services opportunity by 2035, especially benefiting SMEs.

The Communique was also executed by the Mediterranean Growth Initiative (MGI), CONFAPI (Italian SME Association), and the International Association for SMEs (INSME).

The Digital Economy Platform (DEP) delivers new digital tools, free of cost to the end user, to achieve greater efficiency and transparency within the fragmented B2B marketplace. The DEP will reduce business risks, lower the cost of trade ... Read more »

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Wednesday 15 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bank of America reported its fourth-quarter 2019 financial results today. The news release, supplemental filing and investor presentation can be accessed in the following ways:

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

    Bank of America newsroom at
    Bank of America Investor Relations website at
    Business Wire’s news webpage at

Investor Conference Call information:
Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan and Chief Financial Officer Paul Donofrio will discuss the financial results in a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET today. For a listen-only connection to the conference call, dial 1.877.200.4456 (U.S.) or ... Read more »

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PORTLAND, Maine-Wednesday 15 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Covetrus (NASDAQ: CVET), a global leader in animal-health technology and services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its scil animal care business (“scil”) to Heska Corporation (“Heska”) (NASDAQ: HSKA) for a purchase price of $125 million in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments.

The transaction is expected to close in the next 60 to 90 days, subject to customary closing conditions. Covetrus expects that net cash proceeds from the transaction, after taxes and deal-related fees, will help to reduce its net debt and to improve its leverage position. The proceeds may also be used for other general corporate purposes.

“While we are still in the early stages of executing on our strategy, this transaction is an important initial step in that process,” said Ben Wolin, Covetrus acting president and chief execut ... Read more »

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Innovations to push NEC subsea cables to 24 fiber pairs and beyond

TOKYO-Wednesday 15 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- NEC Corporation (TOKYO: 6701) and its subsidiary OCC Corporation announced today that they have completed full qualification of subsea repeaters and optical cable containing up to 20 fiber pairs (40 fibers). This is a 25% improvement in fiber count over 16 fiber pair systems previously built by NEC. This development allows cable owners worldwide to construct subsea telecom cables capable of the highest traffic capacity, while optimizing the cost per bit of the wet plant.

NEC achieved this milestone with only minor modifications to its proven repeater and cable designs. This was done by optimizing key repeater components, and by proving that its existing cable design could easily accommodate more fibers. The 20 fiber pair repeaters continue to use quadruple pump sharing technology, first introduced by NEC in 2010, for high optica ... Read more »

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14 Global Brands and 12 Potential New Molecular Entities will Drive Sustainable Growth

Takeda Confirms Commitment to Rapid Deleveraging Towards Target of 2x Net Debt / adjusted EBITDA within Fiscal Years Ending March 2022 – March 2024

Significant Commitment to and Investment in Carbon Neutrality that Builds on Successful Environmental Sustainability Efforts


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & OSAKA, Japan.-Wednesday 15 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) will provide an update on the progress of its business transformation and priorities today at the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. President and Chief Executive Officer, Christophe Weber, will share details on Takeda’s portfolio and pipeline strategy, financial outlook, and ongoing sustainability efforts, including its newly established commitment to carbon neutrality across its val ... Read more »

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 15 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

The International Students’ Programs of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) hosted a visit by a group of students from Keimyung University, based in Daegu, South Korea.

During their visit to AURAK, the group of 20 students, one professor and two staff had the opportunity to learn more about the university and the UAE’s culture. They also met a group of AURAK graduate and undergraduate students who shared an interest in the arts, culture, language and traditions of South Korea.

In addition to learning about the Arab world, and more specifically the culture of the United Arab Emirates, the visiting South Korean students had the opportunity to taste Arab food and learn about the language.

The visit included a welcome message by Dr. Denise Gifford, the Associate Provost of the Office of Student Success.

AURAK currently offers a range of study ab ... Read more »

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Initial Patent Owners Include ConvenientPower, GE, Philips, and Robert Bosch

DENVER-Wednesday 15 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MPEG LA, LLC today announced availability of the Qi Wireless Power Patent Portfolio License providing one-stop access to the standard for wireless charging and power transfer known as Qi* developed by the Wireless Power Consortium.

“Just as Qi makes mobile products more mobile by removing wires from wireless devices, MPEG LA is pleased to make Qi technology readily available to the worldwide market on the same terms under an efficient and affordable license,” said MPEG LA President and CEO Larry Horn.

The initial patent owners to MPEG LA’s Qi Wireless Power Patent Portfolio License are ConvenientPower HK Limited, GE Hybrid Technologies, LLC, Koninklijke Philips N.V., and Robert Bosch GmbH.

“We commend these companies for their foresight, initiative and cooperation in makin ... Read more »

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