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PMI Named in Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index; the Company Continues to Demonstrate Progress Toward Delivering a Smoke-Free World
LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Thursday 19 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) has been included for the first time in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America, recognizing its exemplary sustainability performance. Moreover, for the third year in a row, PMI leads the industry in DJSI’s innovation management category, which assesses companies’ research and development spending, product innovations, and portfolio of tobacco alternatives and reduced-risk products. The DJSI North America Index includes the Dow Jones Indices’ top 20 percent of ESG performers across 61 industries—those that exhibit best-in-class performance against DJSI’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics.

“Integrating ESG into our business ... Read more »

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ZURICH-Thursday 19 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- ABB will be hosting its Capital Markets Day today, November 19, starting 11.30 am CET, at which CEO, Björn Rosengren, and CFO, Timo Ihamuotila, as well as the four business area Presidents, will give an update on the recent strategic and operational developments, including:

Improving performance under ABB Way

Review of business portfolio

ABB’s digital strategy

Updated financial framework and long-term sustainability targets

“ABB is a leading technology company, now and in the future. We have the global R&D capabilities, digital solutions and innovation focus to support our customers. The COVID-19 pandemic still weighs on the near-term outlook, but the long-term market trends of electrification, automation, digitalization and energy efficiency remain intact. At the same time, we are taking additional steps to improve performance in order to drive value cr ... Read more »

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INGELHEIM, Germany, and INDIANAPOLIS, U.S. -Wednesday 18 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

- In new results published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, empagliflozin reduced the risk of total (first plus recurrent) cardiovascular events including 3P-MACE, hospitalization for heart failure and all-cause hospitalization versus placebo in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease

- Recurrent cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes are responsible for considerable clinical and socioeconomic burdens;1 evaluation of first and recurrent events allows estimation of the total burden of cardiovascular events

I(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Empagliflozin reduced the risk of total (first plus recurrent) cardiovascular events compared with placebo, when both were given on top of standard of care, in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease over the three years of the EMPA-REG OUTCOME® trial, according to results ... Read more »

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ST. LOUIS & SAN DIEGO-Wednesday 18 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]


(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PierianDx, the leading clinical genomics informatics company, and Bench International, a leading global executive search firm, jointly announce the appointment of Mark McDonough as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of the Board of Directors of PierianDx, effective immediately. In his new role, McDonough will help fulfill the company’s unique value proposition of enabling precision medicine through its best-in-class variant interpretation knowledgebase, integrated infrastructure, and clinical genomics reporting for ... Read more »

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• Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Thales signed a €1.5B contract for the delivery and full integration of Thales’s Mission and Combat System for the four MKS 180 class frigates.

• A key milestone for the development of European defence industry, strengthening Thales’ leading position in naval integration worldwide.

• One of the largest ever in Thales’s history, this contract includes the comprehensive Tacticos Combat Management System and the AWWS (Above Water Warfare System) Fire Control Cluster

HENGELO, the Netherlands-Wednesday 18 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding and Thales signed on November 17, 2020, the contract for the delivery and full integration of Thales’s Mission and Combat System for the four MKS 180 class frigates contracted by the German Navy. The system will be designed by Damen and completely built by German shipyards, under Damen’s p ... Read more »

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Small and medium enterprises, non-profit organisations and high schools invited to submit entries before 6 May 2021 deadline

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 18 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

The Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s pioneering global award for rewarding impact, innovation, and inspiration, has officially announced that the 2022 edition is now open for submissions.

Entries will be accepted from today until 6 May 2021, via the Prize’s online portal – across five sustainability categories: Heath, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.

The opening for submissions follows a decision that was taken by the Prize’s management earlier in September to postpone the 2021 Awards Ceremony in efforts to safeguard all attendees’ health and wellbeing, in light of the prevailing global pandemic. Applicants that had submitted for the now postponed 2021 cycle will be automatically entered into the 2022 e ... Read more »

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Systematic review highlights importance of component end use, need for more research

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.-Wednesday 18 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association (AMGTA), a global trade group created to foster and promote the environmental benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), announced today the publication of its first commissioned university research project, a literature-based systematic review of the environmental benefits of metal AM. The paper, titled, “State of Knowledge on the Environmental Impacts of Metal Additive Manufacturing” was written by Dr. Jeremy Faludi from Delft University of Technology and Corrie Van Sice from Dartmouth College.

According to its authors, the report “synthesizes existing academic literature comparing the environmental impacts of metal AM with conventional manufacturing methods, and provides context with impacts of common metals and processing me ... Read more »

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CASTRIES, St Lucia-Wednesday 18 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The St. Lucia Citizenship-by-Investment Unit (CIU) has launched the Caribbean region’s first, and currently only, e-payment platform. It enables international investors and their families to apply for the island nation’s investment migration programme entirely online, offering greater efficiency and reducing the processing time from application to the granting of citizenship. The e-payment platform has the capacity to receive all payments associated with the application, including the processing and due diligence fees; administrative fees for real estate and bonds, and the investment made into the National Economic Fund.

CEO Nestor Alfred says delivering a secure, transparent, fast, efficient, and professional service to high-net-worth global investors lies at the heart of St. Lucia CIU’s latest innovation developed by its internal IT team. “During the Covid-19-impo ... Read more »

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Nearly half (49%) of organizations plan to extend Cognitive and AI capabilities for security to detect and respond to attacks faster

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. & BANGALORE, India-Wednesday 18 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today released its annual State of Cybersecurity Report (SOCR) that presents changing perspectives of cybersecurity globally.

The report provides fresh insights on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be leveraged as part of defender stratagems as more organizations lock horns with sophisticated cyberattacks and become more resilient. There has been an increase in R&D with 49% of the worldwide cybersecurity related patents filed in the last four years being focussed on AI and Machine Learning (ML) application. Nearly half the organisations are expanding cognitive detection c ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG-Wednesday 18 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Luxembourg entered a strategic partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) to create a “European Space Resources Innovation Centre”, called ESRIC in abbreviated form. Unique of its kind, ESRIC aims to become an internationally recognised centre of expertise for scientific, technical, business and economic aspects related to the use of space resources for human and robotic exploration, as well as for a future in-space economy.

Based in Luxembourg, ESRIC will partner with public and private international players in this field to create a hub of excellence for space resources in Europe. The creation of ESRIC is part of the Luxembourg government initiative launched in 2016 to establish an ecosystem favorable to the development of activities related to the exploration and use of space resources.

ESRIC’s activities will focus on space resources research a ... Read more »

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CSC research also indicates lower than expected domain security amongst top shopping websites, putting brand owners at risk of DDoS attacks, DNS hijacking, and phishing

WILMINGTON, Del.-Wednesday 18 November 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- CSC, a world leader in business, legal, tax, and domain security, today released new research from their Digital Brand Services (DBS) division warning consumers that simple URL typos could lead to significant online fraud, counterfeit goods, and cyber crime during the holiday shopping season. The company identified and analyzed registered domain typos (misspellings) associated with the 10 largest online shopping brands in the world and found that over 70% of the 1,553 registered domain typos appear to be owned by third parties.

According to CSC’s new research, these third-party owned domains receive over five million visitors annually. In addition, 40% of these domains are using domain privacy services t ... Read more »

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