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NEW YORK - Friday, November 16th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Executive Chairman William P. Lauder and President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrizio Freda of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) today announced an organizational evolution which reflects the outstanding global growth of the Company, and strengthens its historic brand focus to become even more locally relevant. This evolution also creates further exciting growth opportunities for the Company’s talent worldwide.

Mr. Freda stated, "Great organizations are dynamic, evolving as markets change and as skills of the organization grow. In 2009, we strengthened our Company by creating roles that enabled our leaders to best leverage their expertise. The results have been far-reaching. Today, we work even more collaboratively and decisively, and this evolution will drive our future success.”

Specifically, under the enhanced organizational design, the Company will expand its number of Group ... Read more »
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AMSTERDAM - Thursday, November 15th 2012

Regulatory News: Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, and Standard Chartered Bank, a leading financial institution, announce the first large scale rollout of a display card solution in Singapore. Jointly developed with Nagra ID Security, Gemalto’s Ezio onCard PAD & PAY is an innovative two-in-one device with a small LCD display combining EMV payment, One-time Password (OTP) and transaction signing for e-banking. As part of an end-to-end offering, Gemalto is also providing the authentication server, card personalization, fulfillment and project implementation for Standard Chartered Bank. Card personalization in particular is performed in Gemalto’s own certified banking facilities, providing the same high level of security as handling EMV payment cards.

Ezio onCard PAD & PAY combines Gemalto’s expertise in both payment cards and tokens, cumulating in the ... Read more »
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MINNEAPOLIS - Thursday, November 15th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- European invoice audit, processing, financing, and payment is highly complex and difficult to manage, varying by country, currency, and payment category. Corporates, governments, and their suppliers often must work with multiple banks in different countries. Today, Syncada from Visa enhanced its patented system to assist organisations operating in Europe address these challenges.

In Europe, logistics invoices represent 6% of all corporate spend, according to a recent study, “E-Invoicing/E-Billing: Opportunities in a challenging market environment”, by Billentis. As regulation increases the complexity of globalisation, organisations achieve best-in-class by collaboration, visibility, and data analysis at every stage of the transaction. Thus, organisations require agile partners who provide flexible tools, robust knowledge, and constant innovation.

A typical scenario would be ... Read more »
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NEW YORK - Thursday, November 15th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Turkish Airlines ( has secured the number one spot according to the Official Airline Guide in terms of the number of countries it services. The airline now flies to 90 countries around the globe, more than any other airline in the world. More than thirty new routes have been added this year alone and with 205 destinations to date, the airline continues its expansion plans into Europe, Russia, Central Asia, the Far East, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

In addition to this recent announcement, Turkish Airlines today reached another milestone after adding its 200th aircraft. The Boeing 737-900 – the airlines’ ninth - is the newest addition to its continuously expanding fleet.

The new 737 – adorned with a special “200” sticker - recently debuted at Turkish Airlines’ main hub at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish Airlines executives, empl ... Read more »
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BARRINGTON, Ill. - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a major milestone for both the forestry and climate change arenas, EcoPlanet Bamboo has become the first company to receive carbon validation through the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) for its large scale commercial bamboo plantations in Nicaragua.

EcoPlanet Bamboo converts degraded land in some of the poorest parts of the world into commercially productive bamboo plantations, not only sequestering and storing significant volumes of atmospheric carbon dioxide, but providing growing timber markets with a sustainable alternative source of fiber. In a country and category that have traditionally not benefitted from significant carbon finance, this achievement solidifies the social and environmental impacts that the Company is making, both locally, regionally and internationally.

Validation by the Rainforest Alliance of an initial 816,000 tons of carbon dioxide from th ... Read more »
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MUNICH - Wednesday, November 14th 2012

Cinterion, Gemalto’s (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) machine-to-machine (M2M) business segment and the global leader in M2M communication technology, today launched its first M2M module series in the convenient PCI Express® Mini Card form factor. The new solution includes the latest Intel®chipset technology and quickly adds cost-efficient wireless connectivity to industrial electronics solutions. Featuring easy, ‘plug and play’ installation, it allows equipment such as vending machines to send inventory and status updates and integrated digital signs to download new advertising campaigns using cellular technology. Supervisors are alerted in real time when items need replenishing or when deliveries can be postponed, which helps optimize operations and save time and fuel costs.

The new Cinterion EHS5 miniPCIe and Cinterion BGS2 miniPCIe help global Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance(IISA) partner ... Read more »
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Berkshire Hathaway company passionate about meeting the needs of customers

BUSINESS WIRE / ME NewsWire - DENVER - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and global building products manufacturer, today announced that Todd Raba, Johns Manville chairman, president and CEO, will relinquish his position with the company. Effective immediately, Mary Rhinehart will be the new president and chief executive officer of

Johns Manville. “I thank Todd for his leadership. He has worked diligently during a tough economic environment to effectively position the company for future success. Todd spent the last five years focusing on positioning Johns Manville for the future, and I thank him for the work he did in moving the business forward,” commented Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway.

Ms. Rhinehart is currently the senior vice president and chief financia ... Read more »
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LONDON & NEW YORK - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Maria Pinelli, Global Vice Chair for Strategic Growth Markets at Ernst & Young has been appointed the new Chair of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – its first appointment of a new Chair since 2005. NFTE1 is a global non-profit organization that helps young people from low-income communities to become financially independent, by developing their entrepreneurial spirit.

"It’s an honor to not only be able to encourage entrepreneurship on a daily basis at Ernst & Young, but now as the Chair of NFTE too,” says Pinelli. "My goal is to continue changing the lives of "street smart” kids to "business aware” young adults, not only in the US but in as many countries as possible.

"Our vision for NFTE is to double our presence internationally by 2015 – increasing the number of participating countries and the number of young people involved from 500,000 to 1 million ove ... Read more »
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HOUSTON - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has been awarded the Joint Operational Fuel System contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

KBR will supply the MOD with fuel-handling equipment which will be used on operations and in support of military exercises worldwide. The contract is for an initial two-year period and will involve the supply of equipment and services worth approximately $35 million.

“The award of this contract is key to the strategic development of our UK based support to the MOD,” said Andrew Pringle, President, International Government, Defence and Support Services (IGDSS). “The MOD remains a key client of IGDSS and we look forward to ensuring that the MOD continues to receive outstanding support.”

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastruct ... Read more »
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Testing Provides Significant Value for Surgical Patients on Antiplatelet Therapies

SAN DIEGO - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Accumetrics, Inc., developer of the market-leading VerifyNow® System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care system for measuring platelet reactivity to antiplatelet agents, today announced the release of the 2012 Update to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Guideline on Use of Antiplatelet Drugs in Patients Having Cardiac and Noncardiac Operations. Published online in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the updated guidelines reflect increased emphasis on using platelet reactivity testing to better manage patients’ response to antiplatelet medications. This update includes a Class IIa recommendation for patients who require urgent surgery and are on antiplatelet medications. Antiplatelet therapies, such as clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor, are among some of the most widely prescribed medications in th ... Read more »
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