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SES’s satellites continue to deliver SD, HD and UHD content for Sky UK’s subscribers

LUXEMBOURG-Tuesday 3 May 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Audiences across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland will continue to enjoy their favourite premium content via Sky UK, as the leading pay-TV operator extended multiple transponder contracts with SES. This renewal secures an additional contract backlog of approximately EUR 84 million, building on the EUR 90 million capacity agreement signed between the two companies in 2021, with contract durations up to end 2028.

With this renewal, Sky UK will continue to leverage the Ku-band capacity at SES’s prime neighbourhood at 28.2/28.5 degrees East to deliver TV channels in standard definition (SD), high definition (HD) and ultra-high definition (UHD) to their subscribers. 28.2/28.5 degrees East is one of SES's prime TV neighbourhoods reaching more than 18 million TV homes in the UK ... Read more »

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HERZOGENAURACH, Germany-Friday 29 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Sports company PUMA has cut its own carbon emissions and those coming from its supply chain between 2017 and 2021, even though the business grew strongly during this period, as the company is on track to reduce its emissions by what scientists say is necessary to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.

PUMA’s own carbon emissions and those from purchased energy dropped by 88% in 2021 compared to the company’s 2017 base year. But PUMA also managed to reduce emissions in the supply chain, the most carbon-intensive part of its business. Even though PUMA recorded strong growth of 65% between 2017 and 2021, the company cut CO2 emissions from its supply chain by 12 %. If adjusted for the sales growth, greenhouse gas emissions from PUMA’s supply chain fell by 46%.

PUMA focused on purchasing 100% renewable electricity through renewable electricity tariffs and rene ... Read more »

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(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Giga Carbon Neutrality Inc (“GCN”), the intelligent commercial mobility and clean energy technology company, today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a major stock exchange listed Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) to work toward a Definitive Agreement for a merger of both companies.

If the discussions are successful, GCN will merge its new energy mobility solutions – both battery and hydrogen powered logistics vehicles, specialist vehicles and buses – and mobile and stationary energy storage capabilities with the SPAC forming a new publicly traded company.

Richard Martin, CEO of Giga Carbon Neutrality, commented:

This Letter of Intent with our potential SPAC merger partner ushers in an important new phase in the GCN growth story. We are committed to expeditiously bring the negotiations with our future partners to a successful conclusion.

About Giga Carbon Neutrality (www.gigac ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 4 May 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global reinforces its existing European platform through a Collaboration Agreement with thg, one of the largest accounting and tax firms in Belgium.

Thg, founded in 1983 by Partner Joseph Faymonville, has full-service capabilities in accounting, tax, consulting and payroll services. Thg operates with a team of professionals in four offices across Belgium to provide customized, client-focused solutions to local and international companies as well as SMEs and large enterprises.

“Over the years, we’ve grown tremendously as a firm because of our commitment to providing best-in-class solutions for our clients,” Joseph said. “Our collaboration with Andersen enables us to build on this foundation by strengthening our presence regionally and globally with a team whose values mirror our own.”

Andersen Global Chairman and Andersen CEO Mark Vorsatz added, ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-Friday 29 April 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

- Groundbreaking “Make to Order” Process for Stem Cell Therapy Wins Supply Chain Category

− Vaccine Facility in Singen, Germany, Wins Pharma 4.0 Category for Applying Digital Technologies in Production Process

− Recognition Illustrates Takeda’s Patient-Centricity Throughout its Manufacturing and Supply Processes

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) today announced that the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has awarded the company top honors in the Supply Chain and Pharma 4.0™ categories for the 2022 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA). In the Supply Chain category, Takeda was awarded for its implementation of a new patient-focused supply chain for its allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell therapy; and Takeda’s vaccine production facility in Singen, Germany, won in the Pharma 4.0 category.

“Our app ... Read more »

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SAN JOSE, Calif.-Wednesday 4 May 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) announced U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited a deployment of Velodyne’s Intelligent Infrastructure Solution (IIS) in a tour to highlight the Department’s investments in infrastructure. The projects he reviewed, which includes Velodyne’s IIS, play a key role in what he said is the future of transportation infrastructure.

Morgan State University, a historically Black college in Baltimore, hosted U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for a campus visit and tour of its National Transportation Center lab. Velodyne’s IIS was a featured part of the Secretary’s tour in the University’s Urban Mobility and Equity Center. Secretary Buttigieg reviewed various sensor outputs generated by Velodyne’s Ultra Puck and discussed potential IIS applications with Morgan State students. The soluti ... Read more »

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 HERZOGENAURACH, Germany-Wednesday 4 May 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]


(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The players of AC Milan wore special jerseys before the start of their Serie A match against Fiorentina on Sunday, which were made with an innovative garment-to-garment recycling method as part of PUMA’s RE:JERSEY project. AC Milan's women’s team will also wear the jerseys ahead of the Serie A match against Inter FC on May 7.

With RE:JERSEY, PUMA aims to reduce waste and pave the way towards more circular production models in the future. Sustainability is also a key value for AC Milan, which has committed to sustainable and social responsibility initiatives, with a particular focus on younger generations.

While PUMA’s football kits on the market today are already made from 100% recycled polyester, the RE:JERSEY shirts worn ahead of Sun ... Read more »

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Newly minted unicorn strengthens leadership team with former Vocalink and Mastercard executive to accelerate strategy execution

LONDON-Wednesday 4 May 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- GoCardless, a leader in direct bank payment solutions, today announced the appointment of Paul Stoddart as President. Stoddart joins from Mastercard where he was President of its New Payment Platforms, Executive Chairman of Vocalink and a Member of the Mastercard Management Committee. In his new role at GoCardless he will have global responsibility for the go-to-market organisation including the Strategy, Sales, Product, Marketing and Customer teams, with a view to accelerating growth and achieving the company’s ambition to become the world’s bank payment network.

Stoddart brings a wealth of experience to GoCardless. He was named as Chief Executive Officer of Vocalink after its acquisition by Mastercard and subsequently promoted to President of Mastercar ... Read more »

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Wemade has released a large-scale update to ‘MIR4’ with new areas Rockcut Tomb and Bladehaven, amongst other improvements.

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wemade performed a substantial update today to its widely acclaimed MMORPG, ‘MIR4’. Along with the introduction of new areas, Rockcut Tomb and Bladehaven, further changes include: an increase to the maximum character growth from Level 130 to Level 150, the addition of a new Boss Raid Clan Expedition as well as an expansion to Constitution and Inner Force.

Rockcut Tomb and Bladehaven are ancient ruined hunting grounds located in the eastern part of the Phantasia Area. The addition of these new areas allows players to enjoy more diverse contents through enriched quests, stories, and missions. Additionally, a new area will be opened within Sabuk, including Sabuk Castle where a new dynamic story will unfold!

Along with the increase to the maximum character level from Level 130 to Level 150, the maxim ... Read more »

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Expansion provides access to a high-growth, emerging digital advertising industry with significant expansion opportunities across East Africa
SANTA MONICA, Calif.-Wednesday 4 May 2022 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Entravision (NYSE: EVC or “the Company”), a leading global advertising, media and ad-tech solutions company, announced today its expansion into Kenya. This expansion provides Entravision, through its Africa-based digital business unit, Entravision 365 Digital, a presence in East Africa, as it looks to expand its breadth of digital solutions, media representations and creative services to new emerging markets.

With the expansion into Kenya, the Company also welcomes Maggie Ndirangu as its newly appointed Managing Director of Kenya Operations. Ms. Ndirangu has regional expertise and extensive knowledge of the digital landscape across Africa. This expansion aligns with Entravision's goal to position Entravision 365 Digital as a local ... Read more »

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