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Metal Casino goes "All in" with Ozzy Osbourne as mega influencer in UK social media channels

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:35:56 EST

The world's only online casino for hard rockers - Metal Casino - is now boosting its marketing outreach with ambassador and partner Ozzy Osbourne in a unique campaign. Starting February 26th, the casino is going to be increasingly visible on both Facebook and Instagram. After the casino's successful launch in August 2017, Metal Casino will now turn up the volume in the UK, with a social media campaign boosted by Ozzy, who acts as a mega influencer through his own channels. In January,...

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“The Hammer,” An Amazon Best-Selling Book, is Free For One More Day (02/23/2018)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 06:00:00 EST

Best Seller Publishing announces the release of Bryan Bailey's new book, “The Hammer: Why Dogs Attack Us and How to Prevent It.” It will be available for free download in the Amazon Kindle Store for one more day on February 23rd.  - - In this captivating work of non-fiction, Bryan Bailey, whose credentials include over thirty-five years of both studying and teaching the influence of wolves over modern dogs, sheds light upon the instincts that trigger aggressive behavior- and what can b...

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WinADay Giving $15 Freebie to Try New Phantom of the Opera Slot and Doubling Litecoin Deposits -  

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

The romantic Phantom of the Opera slot game makes its debut this week at WinADay Casino.The new 5x4 30 payline slot has a choice of generous bonus features and a wide betting range to appeal to all kinds of players. -   - Beginning Friday, all players who have made at least one deposit are eligible for a $15 Freebie to try the new game.  -   - The casino is also adding a popular new cryptocurrency option this week: Litecoin. -   - Inspired

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The Key To Custom Furniture Success – Tracing One Artisan From Builder to Bespoke Designer -

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:44:52 EST

Driven by a deep passion to unlock designs and desires that live in people's minds, and bring those bespoke designs to life with his unique take on bespoke furniture making, Durwin Lambe openly shares his two great loves. -   - His first: to build and create beautiful and highly detailed products. - And his second: to work with like-minded design enthusiasts. -   - Having worked in the family timber importing business, Durwin went on to work with a range of builders, each with their own spe...

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ReadersMagnet Takes Part in 2018 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:08:34 EST

Independent book marketing firm and supported self-publishing house ReadersMagnet recently took part in the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, which took place on February 9 to 12, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, Colorado. -   - The ALA Midwinter conference was ReadersMagnet's first book event participation in the 2018 book fair season. The company, in partnership with the Combined Book Exhibit (CBE), set up a booth in which books of diff...

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Learn Strategies for Saving College Costs

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:04:04 EST

College education is certainly expensive, but it is compounded by the weakened position parents take when dealing with the big business of college. College is not a level playing field. Rather, parents are at a distinct disadvantage right from the beginning when they rely on the sales pitch of the college in strategizing their own game plan.  Hans J. Hanson understands this dilemma and presents a guide for parents to better understand the college perspective and for creating their own adva...

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Trusted Colorado Homebuilder, Berkeley Homes, to Grand Open Three Innovative Home Plans in South Denver's Popular BackCountry Community

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:08:52 EST

Respected Denver-based homebuilder, Berkeley Homes, is set to host a special grand opening event the weekend of February 24th and 25th to showcase its brand new Milestone Collection in the coveted, Colorado-authentic BackCountry community in Highlands Ranch. The grand opening is set to introduce three innovative two-story home designs that feature wide open interior and exterior spaces that are specially designed for family-friendly living and entertaining.  Building on some of the la...

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Entering the ridesharing business

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:48:44 EST

- - • Using an app to share a ride to work: carpooling for commuters - • Future mobility services market: double-digit growth is the target - • Board of management member Dr. Markus Heyn: “Smartphones are becoming the most important means of travel” - - - Bosch is entering the ridesharing business. The supplier of technology and services has acquired Splitting Fares Inc. (SPLT), a U.S. start-up based in Detroit. SPLT operates a platform that allows companies, universities, and municipal aut...

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BGL BNP Paribas and ABN AMRO BANK N.V. announce that they have signed an agreement concerning the acquisition, by BGL BNP Paribas, of ABN AMRO BANK (LUXEMBOURG) S.A.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:45:27 EST

BGL BNP Paribas and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. announce that they have signed an agreement concerning the acquisition by BGL BNP Paribas of all the outstanding shares in ABN AMRO Bank (Luxembourg) S.A. and its fully owned subsidiary ABN AMRO Life S.A. BGL BNP Paribas will transfer the activities of ABN AMRO Life S.A. to Cardif Lux Vie immediately following the acquisition. The proposed transaction, which is still subject to regulatory approval, should be finalized by the third quarter of 2018. Pie...

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Bombardier teaming with Siemens on new opportunities to optimize its product development processes

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:38:31 EST

Bombardier, the world's leading manufacturer of trains and aircraft, is working with Siemens to further explore and extend the Teamcenter®  portfolio for product lifecycle management (PLM) to optimize its engineering processes to develop, produce and support its products. “Using Teamcenter to establish an integrated solution spanning across engineering disciplines and downstream users could facilitate the use of consistent processes and leverage collaboration across the enterprise. Bombar...

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TomTom Proposes Reappointment Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:34:40 EST

TomTom today announces the nomination of Jacqueline Tammenoms Bakker for reappointment to its Supervisory Board for a second term of four years, which will be proposed for adoption by the General Meeting on 17 April 2018. “In the past four years, Jacqueline has proven herself as a very valuable and committed member of the Supervisory Board and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee,” said Peter Wakkie, Chairman of the Supervisory Board. “I am thankful for Jacqueline's commitment to serve...

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Multiven Announces its Initial Coin Offering (“ICO“) to Build the World's First Blockchain-Based Marketplace for IT, Telecoms and Network Products and Services

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:32:47 EST

Multiven today announced that it is disrupting the centralized $3+Trillion IT products and services market by launching its Initial Coin Offering aimed at distributing Multiven Coin tokens (MultiCoins), that will serve as the medium of exchange for the soon-to-be-launched Multiven Open Marketplace (MOM) – the first blockchain-based marketplace that will enable the world to buy and sell new, pre-owned and decommissioned computer and Internet network hardware, software and services on a pe...

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“Kari's Law” Now the Law of the Land

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:32:20 EST

Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA), a global market leader in contact center and unified communications solutions as well as call taking solutions for public safety communication centers, praised the United States Congress for passing “The Kari's Law Act of 2017” which requires direct dial access to 9-1-1 services from all devices. Emergency 9-1-1 services commenced in this country fifty years ago on February 16, when the first 9-1-1 call was placed in Halevyille, Alabama. With the signing...

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As People Around The United States Fight this Year's Influenza Virus, Discovery Shines A Light on Three Deadly Viruses and Their Potential for Catastrophic Outbreaks in Invisible Killers

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:27:42 EST

Viruses have shaped our health and our history, and, despite all the tools of modern medicine, they continue to kill millions of people every year. Influenza, smallpox, and Ebola are among the three most lethal viruses ever to have plagued mankind. Each has taken a devastatingly large toll on the human population. Smallpox killed more people than all the wars in human history, and we are just one test tube away from biomedical warfare. The flu spreads like wildfire across the globe every y...

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Volkswagen and IG Metall successfully conclude pay negotiations

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:24:35 EST

Volkswagen and IG Metall brought their negotiations on the company collective agreement to a successful conclusion in Hanover on Tuesday night. Base pay for employees covered by the collective agreement is to be increased by 4.3 percent effective May 1, 2018. In addition, employees are to receive a one-off payment of €100 for the months from February to April 2018. An additional annual payment of 27.5 percent of a month's salary from August 2019, which may be converted into six days of lea...

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EMLab P&K Launches Redesigned Website, Highlighting Ease in Navigation When Finding Laboratory Services

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:24:07 EST

EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and a leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, recently relaunched its redesigned company website, in order to make it easier for environmental professionals to find the laboratory services they need. The new website is easier to use and navigate, employs a modern, responsive design that is mobile-friendly, and highlights value-added benefits including MoldRANGE™ Local Climate reports, LabServe®, and EMLab P&K's proprietary Q...

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AT&T to Webcast Presentation by John Donovan at Morgan Stanley Conference on February 28

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:22:40 EST

AT&T  Inc.* will webcast a presentation by John Donovan, AT&T Communications chief executive officer, at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, February 28. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. PT. The webcast will be available live and for replay at  AT&T Investor Relations. We recommend viewers start the webcast a few minutes before the planned start time in case the conference schedule changes. *About AT&T AT&T...

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All-electric Mercedes-Benz trucks for the heavy-duty distribution sector: Sustainable, fully electric and quiet: Mercedes-Benz eActros to roll out to customers in 2018

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:20:47 EST

In 2016 Mercedes-Benz Trucks became the first manufacturer in the world with a heavy-duty electric truck. The technology pioneer is now taking the logical next step: putting its electric truck, the eActros, out on the road with customers. Ten vehicles in two variants, with a gross vehicle weight of 18 or 25 tonnes, will be handed over in the next few weeks to customers, who will be testing their everyday feasibility and economic efficiency under real-life conditions. The long-term aim: loc...

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Dutch horse power for ultimate comfort

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:17:41 EST

Dutch horse truck supplier Anemone has taken advantage of this spaciousness to offer the ultimate in luxury for all passengers, including its equestrian travellers. Accommodating up to seven horses, accompanying drivers and riders will enjoy air conditioning throughout, a sitting area with leather seats, a bathroom with shower, a fully equipped kitchen, a good-sized bed and ample storage. “We decided to build on the S-cab since this is the latest model on the market and Scania has a very...

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XPO Logistics rolls out new API web integration technology

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:13:24 EST

XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), one of the largest providers of less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation in North America, announced a technology initiative that modernizes its LTL customer web integration offerings with an application programming interface (API) channel. Troy Cooper, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics, said, "We're investing in technology that gives our LTL customers access to more information and shipping tools without custom programming. Our goal is to amplify the val...

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IHG® builds on rapid growth of avid™ hotels with franchising launch in Mexico

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:07:45 EST

IHG®  (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world's leading hotel companies, today announces that  avid™ hotels, its new high-quality midscale brand, is now available for franchising in Mexico. The launch of the brand in Mexico closely follows the introduction of  avid hotels  in the U.S. and Canada last fall, where the company has already signed 75 franchise agreements. This milestone further demonstrates the brand's rapid start and growth potential. Jorge Apaez, Chief Operating...

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Warner Music Appoints Marcela Vaccari as VP, Business Development, Latin America and Spain

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:01:57 EST

Warner Music has appointed Marcela Vaccari as Vice President, Business Development, Latin America and Spain. She will be based in Miami and report to Iñigo Zabala, President, Latin America and Iberia, Warner Music. In her new role, Vaccari will work on enhancing Warner Music's existing business partnerships and striking new deals to help grow revenue for the record company and its artists. Marcela Vaccari says: “I'm delighted to be working with Iñigo and the team as we further build War...

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RCI Expands its Global Vacation Offerings with more than 135 New Resorts in 2017

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:01:49 EST

  RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange and part of the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands (NYSE: WYN), welcomed more than 135 newly affiliated resorts to its exchange network in 2017. These additions span across every populated continent and feature vacation experiences with great options for nearly every kind of journey, from surf and sun to glittering modern cities. “Over the past year, we've added some exceptional properties to the RCI®  exchange network,” said Gordon Gurnik, pr...

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IDRO-Oil and Zarubezhneft signs Oil MoU for Iranian oilfield

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:58:35 EST

(NIOC) _ Gostaresh Iranian Oil And Gas Industries Development Company (IDRO-Oil) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russias Zarubezhneft for carrying out studies on Irans Susangerd oilfield.  Following the signing of the document, IDRO-Oil managing director said his company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) for carrying out studies on the field. Accordingly, IDRO-Oil has signed this deal with the Russian company a...

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Best Western® Hotels & Resorts Wins A Record-Breaking 65 Adrian Awards for Travel Marketing Excellence

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:54:26 EST

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (“HSMAI”) honored Best Western®  Hotels & Resorts with 65 Adrian Awards for excellence in digital marketing, advertising and public relations during the 61st  Annual Adrian Awards Gala on - February 20, 2018 in New York City. Of the 65 awards, Best Western earned one coveted platinum award, 19 golds, 22 silvers and 23 bronzes. HSMAI also honored Kelly Dalton, Senior Director of Corporate Communications of Best Western Hotels and Re...

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Majority of New Zealanders Want to Engage with Government Online and via Mobile Apps - Unisys Connected Government Study

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:51:45 EST

New research from Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) reveals the way New Zealand citizens prefer to engage with government agencies and departments has rapidly evolved since the previous survey in 2016, with the majority now preferring online channels rather than phone and in-person interactions. The study also found high support for a single mobile app to access multiple government services, and that the majority of New Zealanders assume government agencies already share data between each o...

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Weber Shandwick Named to Ad Age's 2018 Agency A-List Standout List

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:49:07 EST

Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global communications and engagement firms, has been named an Agency Standout in  Ad  Age's  annual Agency A-List  issue for the second consecutive year. This marks the fourth time in five years that Weber Shandwick has been featured in the  Ad Age  A-List issue, which celebrates industry leaders for their bold creativity, lucrative business strategy and continual transformation.  Ad  Age  recognized the firm for its growing roster of client...

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New Verizon study reveals many organizations prioritized business performance at the cost of mobile enterprise security

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:47:18 EST

A new report from Verizon found that organizations across numerous industries compromised mobile data security because of speed to market priorities and a lack of threat awareness according to survey respondents. As business usage of mobile devices, the Internet of Things and other mobile applications accelerates, Verizon's inaugural  Mobile Security Index 2018  seeks to raise awareness of the current mobile security landscape, including growing threats, and offer recommendations for prote...

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Supporting smart solutions for energy production and distribution

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:45:32 EST

Prompted by its commitment and pioneering role in stimulating development in the Kingdom to help achieve Vision 2030, Saudi Aramco sponsored and participated in the recently held conference Saudi Arabia Smart Grid Conference in Jiddah. The conference, seven of its kind, themed “Smart Solutions for Sustainable Development” was held under the patronage of HE Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources. Aramco also had a special pavilion displaying efforts on savin...

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Vodafone to Protect the Skies with Trials of the World's First IoT Drone Tracking and Safety Technology

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:40:39 EST

Vodafone today announced the commencement of trials of the world's first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Vodafone's pioneering approach uses innovative 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent inadvertent or criminal drone incursions at sensitive locations such as airports, prisons and hospitals. Commercial civilian drones are too small to be tracked by conventional radar. They present a serious ris...

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NICE Actimize Transforms Anti-Money Laundering with New Suspicious Activity Monitoring Solution Utilizing Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:36:35 EST

Financial services organizations and their compliance programs face the hard realities of meeting regulatory requirements around detecting and reporting anti-money laundering schemes, while managing the cost of compliance. NICE Actimize, a NICE (Nasdaq:NICE ), business and leader in autonomous financial crime management solutions, takes aim at this challenge with its next generation Suspicious Activity Monitoring (SAM) solution, which combines machine learning analytics for laser-acc...

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Gazprom meeting highest international standards for industrial and environmental safety

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:28:29 EST

The Gazprom  Board of Directors  reviewed and commended the Company's occupational, industrial and fire safety efforts and  environmental protection measures. It was emphasized that Gazprom had a well-organized system for occupational health and workplace safety. The Company's Integrated System of  Industrial Safety Management  is currently in successful operation. In 2017, it was re-certified for compliance with the OHSAS 18001:2007 international standard. The Company fully complies wit...

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Steve Presley Named Market Head and CEO of Nestlé USA as Paul Grimwood is Appointed Non-Executive Chairman

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:26:51 EST

Nestlé today announced that Steve Presley, currently Chief Finance and Strategic Transformation Officer for Nestlé USA, will succeed Paul Grimwood as Market Head and CEO of Nestlé USA, effective April 1, 2018. Grimwood will transition from his current role and will continue to serve the business as Non-Executive Chairman of Nestlé USA until May 2019. With $9.7 billion in 2017 sales, Nestlé USA is the largest of eight U.S. operating companies as part of Nestlé Group. It includes iconic bra...

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Energy Outlook 2018

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:23:11 EST

The 2018 edition of BP's Energy Outlook is published today and considers the forces shaping the global energy transition out to 2040 and the key uncertainties surrounding that transition. The speed of the energy transition is uncertain and the new Outlook considers a range of scenarios. Its evolving transition scenario, which assumes that government policies, technologies and societal preferences evolve in a manner and speed similar to the recent past, expects: - - - • Fast growth in dev...

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Investment in Otonomo Technologies Ltd.

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:14:56 EST

NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO, Toshiki Nakayama), through its fund, has invested in Otonomo Technologies Ltd. (headquartered in Herzeliya, Israel; CEO, Ben Volkow; hereinafter referred to as “Otonomo”), a start-up that provides a marketplace for connected car data. Background of the investment - Otonomo offers the industry's first connected car data marketplace, a centralized platform through which car-generated data parameters are...

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Deutsche Telekom 's Supervisory Board extends contract of CEO Tim Höttges

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:12:29 EST

The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom has extended CEO Timotheus Höttges' contract for  another five years. Ulrich Lehner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Telekom AG: "Tim Höttges has done a tremendous job since he has taken office in 2014. He has led Deutsche Telekom back to a growth path and to the position of leading European Telco. I am delighted to continue our working relationship.“Christian Illek, currently CHRO of Deutsche Telekom, will take over the position of...

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Announces Teacher Innovator Institute

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:10:17 EST

The National Air and Space Museum has announced a new program for middle-school educators, completely free of charge. The inaugural Teacher Innovator Institute will teach educators how to bring the museum experience into their classrooms by exploring connections between informal STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and authentic learning. The two-week immersive program in Washington, D.C., will welcome 30 teachers from across the country in summer 2018.  Applications...

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Medium Roland Comtois to Present 'Heaven the Experience' at - The Arctic Playhouse, West Warwick, RI on April 5, 2018 -

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:09:17 EST

The idea of heaven has captivated hearts and imaginations since the beginning of time, yet no one tells the story of the afterlife, a life-changing near-death experience and the reality of love everlasting like internationally acclaimed medium, author and inspirational speaker, Roland Comtois. The author of two spiritual memoirs, “And Then There Was Heaven” and “16 Minutes,” and soon to be his third book, “The Purple Papers and the Stories Behind Them,” published by Llewelyn Worldwid...

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UAE's AI Minister Visits ADNOC's Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Centers

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:07:42 EST

UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama has visited the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) Panorama Digital Command Center and Thammama Subsurface Collaboration Center to see how the company is using big data technologies and, increasingly, artificial intelligence to help extract maximum value from its assets and resources. - - During his visit to ADNOC's corporate headquarters, in Abu Dhabi, H.E. Al Olama was given insights into the organisati...

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Telefónica partners with McAfee to protect customer devices embedding its technology in the home Internet routers

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:04:27 EST

  Telefónica  and  McAfee  today announced an agreement to reinforce the online security for Telefónica's broadband and mobile customers across its markets in Europe and Latin America*. The solution will be progressively deployed starting June 2018. This partnership marks the first time a telecommunications company will deliver security protection for all its customers regardless of where they connect from, which is key to complete the “Security by Default” strategy initiated by Telefón...

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Oil Workers Donate Almost 39 Million Pesos to Aid the Reconstruction of Homes in the State of Oaxaca

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:02:33 EST

Petróleos Mexicanos workers gave 38 million, 712 thousand pesos as a part of the donations they voluntarily collected to contribute to the efforts to rebuild the infrastructure of Oaxaca, which was heavily damaged during the earthquakes that tore through the state in September 2017. In a joint effort of the company and the oil workers' union, funds were collected to aid in rebuilding houses, one marketplace, schools, as well as to help fund productive projects and rebuild public infrastru...

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Continue to fly together: Lufthansa Group extends partnership with Crane Protection Germany

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:32:30 EST

The Lufthansa Group is continuing its successful cooperation with NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.). As a partner of Kranichschutz Deutschland gGmbH (Crane Protection Germany), the Group will continue to work to protect endangered bird species in the future. The partners are building on joint successes in recent years, such as the construction of the barrier-free crane observation station KRANORAMA on Lake Günzer or the NABU crane centre in Groß Mohrdorf. Andreas Bartels, Head of Lu...

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Bespoke piece of music designed to be the most emotional in the world starts a conversation between those who haven't spoken in years

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:28:37 EST

David Arnold, Grammy award-winning, British music producer, has composed what is set to be one of the most emotional pieces of music in the world, designed to help rebuild broken relationships. Listening Room - Start Something Priceless: [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0d4QXx5PGw[/url] To celebrate a long-term passion and commitment to music through 20 years as headline sponsor of The BRIT Awards, Mastercard created 'The Listening Room', a unique environment to bring people together...

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London, Manchester and Birmingham jointly launch ground-breaking, international tourism drive

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:18:54 EST

The UK's three largest cities, London, Manchester and Birmingham have formed an alliance to jointly promote the best of English tourism in three of the world's fastest growing markets: China, India and the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries. The partnership, which will see the three English cities collaborate on tourism for the first time, will focus on increasing the number of visitors arriving in one city and then travelling across the different regions. The project, called “Exper...

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BT Sport to continue as the home of MotoGP™ until 2021

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:16:59 EST

MotoGP™ fans will once again be able to enjoy every minute of the action across race weekends, with BT Sport broadcasting all 19 Grands Prix from around the world. Every practice, qualifying session and race for MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™ will be hosted live from the circuit, making sure fans get the best of the sport over an incredible 20 hours of exclusively live, thrilling coverage across each race weekend. BT Sport will also show and profile some of the up and coming young talent from...

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Audi Tradition starts the 2018 festival season

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:14:57 EST

- - • More than 20 events and many anniversary dates - • Highlights: Festival of Speed and Classic Days at Schloss Dyck - • Starting shot: the Techno Classica classic vehicle show in Essen - - - More than 20 events in the 2018 event season will allow car lovers not only to experience the historical cars of Audi but also to join the brand in celebrating a number of anniversary dates. Among the highlights in the calendar is the 25th Festival of Speed in Britain's Goodwood. There, Audi Traditi...

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Another Hot Tub in Washington Linked to Legionnaires' Disease

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:59:45 EST

Just a few months after  KEPR  published a report about several members of a popular gym being diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease that was linked to a hot tub at the facility, it appears there has been another hot tub related outbreak in the state. According to a recent article from the  Yakima Herald-Republic, two men have come down with the disease from an athletic club. The report states that the hot tub in the men's locker room tested positive for the bacteria that causes the disease...

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ZEISS Overhauls Space Theater in Kolkata

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:23:25 EST

ZEISS has been commissioned with modernizing the Space Theater at Science City in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal. Science City is a science park and the largest of its kind in India. Each year, it attracts more than a million people from all over the world. The park is part of the National Council of Science Museums and comprises the Science Centre and the Convention Centre. - - The planetarium was opened in 1997 and is currently undergoing extensive renovation. The tilted dome measure...

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Bosch establishes division for connected mobility services

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:20:46 EST

- - • Bosch CEO Denner: “Connectivity is fundamentally changing how we get from A to B.” - • New ridesharing business: Bosch acquires U.S. start-up SPLT - • New city: Madrid welcomes e-scooter sharing - • World-first: system!e – new services make electromobility suitable for everyday use - - - Bosch continues to drive forward its transformation into a provider of mobility services. Its new Connected Mobility Solutions division will bring together over 600 associates to develop and sell digit...

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Avaya Strengthens Data Protection with European Union Binding Corporate Rules Approval

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:16:30 EST

Avaya, a leading global business communications company, announced that it has received Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) approval as both a data controller and data processor, making Avaya one of the first companies in its sector to achieve this approval from the European Union data protection authorities. BCRs are internal rules covering data transfers within multinational companies, wherever that data is located geographically. Attaining BCR compliance demonstrates the company's commitmen...

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Oceana and TOMS Partner to Help Save Whales

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:55:46 EST

Oceana, the world's largest ocean conservation organization, and TOMS, the One for One® shoes and accessories company, have launched a footwear collection in support of Oceana's advocacy work to protect whales and other marine species. The whale collection consists of limited-edition vegan footwear inspired by recovering populations of gray and humpback whales and their migration routes. “We're grateful to be able to partner with TOMS once again,” said Matt Littlejohn, Oceana's Senior...

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Ethics Committee provides further guidance on 2026 bidding process

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:52:48 EST

In light of recent questions raised by football officials and by both bidders in connection with the ongoing bidding process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™, in early February the FIFA administration approached Mr Michael Llamas QC, the appointee of the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee, to seek his clarifications in relation to those elements of the Bid Rules of Conduct which have been questioned by members of the football community. Matters that required further gui...

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$1000 Slots Raffle this Weekend Features Cinematic Betsoft Slots including Magic Shoppe

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

This weekend, Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes players can earn extra prize money playing four featured slot games from Betsoft. The $1000 Slots Raffle begins Friday evening and continues until Sunday night.   -   - The four slots featured this month are: Magic Shoppe, Slot Father 2, Tycoons and 2 Million BC. They're listed under the Betsoft tab within the poker software. -   - Players automatically earn raffle tickets playing the designated slots from February 23 to 25, 2018. Everyone...

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That's a Great Haircut!

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:14:39 EST

On June 29, 1992, Joe Oppold reported to the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York, knowing that he was going to have his head shaved. They did it quickly— zip, zip, zip. Four years later, he graduated in the top 5 percent of his class from the US Military Academy and was on his way to medical school. He felt he was on top of the world. Two weeks later, while on leave at his home in Waterloo, Iowa, he experienced the worst migraine one could ever imagine. The medical s...

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Shell's new petrochemical complex to boast ArcelorMittal's cryogenic steel

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:14:28 EST

ArcelorMittal is supplying 770 tonnes of cryogenic steel plates through its subsidiary Industeel for a new major Shell petrochemical complex currently under construction in Pennsylvania, US. The CryElso® 9Q 9% nickel plates, produced at Industeel Creusot in France, will be used in the construction of the liquid gas storage units. The steel is built tough, with the ability to withstand freezing temperatures in the units, dropping to as low as -160°C. The plates are delivered in 5-30-millim...

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BeyondConventions: Corporations set challenges for start-ups

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:12:49 EST

The final round of BeyondConventions gets underway at the thyssenkrupp Quarter, Essen today. Under the BeyondConventions format, large German corporations are seeking start-up partners for their digital challenges. thyssenkrupp, innogy, Open Grid Europe, Schacht One (Haniel) and FUNKE MEDIEN NRW, supported by ruhr:HUB, CAMP.ESSEN and Initiativkreis Ruhr, are taking a new approach to cooperation. In November last year the five companies defined challenges from their businesses on the  beyon...

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Penguin Random House India Launches a New Digital Imprint, Penguin Petit

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:08:18 EST

Penguin Random House India is delighted to announce an exciting digital initiative, the launch of its digital imprint  Penguin Petit.  Featuring a carefully curated selection from Penguin Random House India's extensive list of titles, Penguin Petits are short reads, approximately 50 pages each, designed for ease of reading across digital devices.  Readers will now be able to enjoy the writings by some of their favourite authors in short, low priced and highly accessible digital formats, in...

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Samsung Electronics Begins Mass Production of Industry's Largest Capacity SSD – 30.72TB – for Next-Generation Enterprise Systems

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:05:14 EST

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has begun mass producing the industry's largest capacity Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD) – the PM1643 – for use in next-generation enterprise storage systems. Leveraging Samsung's latest V-NAND technology with 64-layer, 3-bit 512-gigabit (Gb) chips, the 30.72 terabyte (TB) drive delivers twice the capacity and performance of the previous 15.36TB high-capacity lineup introduced in...

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Zume Pizza Named to the 2018 Fast Company List of Most Innovative Companies in Robotics

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:04:47 EST

Fast Company today ranked Zume Pizza, the company combining people and tech to transform food delivery, to its annual list of the world's Most Innovative Companies in Robotics for 2018. As the most prestigious ranking of the nation's leading enterprises and rising newcomers, Zume Pizza exemplifies the best in business and innovation. Read more here: https://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2018/sectors/robotics - Since its launch less than two years ago, Zume Pizza has gr...

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Renault Sport Formula One Team reveals Renault R.S.18 car

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:02:26 EST

- - • F1 challenger will continue the team's upward performance trajectory - • Nico Hülkenberg and Carlos Sainz back once again in the driving seats - • Jack Aitken steps up to Third and Reserve Driver role - • Nico, Carlos and Jack joined by Artem Markelov as Test and Development driver - - - Fans of the Renault Sport Formula One Team were able to get a close-up look of the 2018 season challenger today as the Renault R.S.18 was unveiled. Using specially created tools, fans could see a stunn...

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DIDACTA 2018: WACKER Presents the New Website for its CHEM2DO® School Experiment Kit

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:58:36 EST

At didacta 2018, the world's largest education trade show, the Munich based chemical company WACKER presents the new website for its CHEM2DO® experiment kit. With immediate effect, animations and examples of instructions for the experiment kit are available online at www.chem2do.de. The animations have been specially designed for use in chemistry lessons. They make invisible processes visible and give students a deeper understanding of the chemical reactions and interactions taking place...

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Reliance Industries Limited to acquire stake in Eros International PLC

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:55:28 EST

Reliance Industries Limited (“RIL”) and Eros International PLC (“Eros”) announced today that RIL, through a subsidiary, has agreed to subscribe to a 5% equity stake in NYSE listed Eros at a price of USD15 per share, which represents an 18% premium to last closing price. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory and other approvals. Furthermore, RIL and Eros International Media Limited (“Eros India”) announced that they have agreed to partner in India to jointly produce and consol...

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2018 Olympic Winter Games: PLEXIGLAS® Keeps the German House Warm

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:47:32 EST

Some 400 m² of PLEXIGLAS® will shield athletes and visitors from cold and UV radiation in the German House during the Olympic Winter Games. German Sports Marketing, in collaboration with the architect firm AS+P, relied on Evonik's brand acrylic glass for the design of the spacious entrance area.  - - In the entrance area, translucent multi-skin sheets made of PLEXIGLAS® Heatstop and illuminated from the inside create a wintry atmosphere, while offering protection against rain, wind, and sno...

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PPG appoints senior business director, mobility

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:41:34 EST

PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that Ranju Arya will become senior business director, mobility, effective immediately. Arya will lead PPG's efforts in developing and commercializing paint and coatings technologies for autonomous and electric vehicles. He will report to Gary Danowski, vice president, automotive OEM coatings, and Tim Knavish, senior vice president, industrial coatings. Arya was previously account director, automotive OEM coatings, and brings more than 20 years of experience...

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Linde AG: Executive Board plans to propose to general meeting to resolve on dividend in the amount of 7.00 Euro per Linde share

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:39:39 EST

The Executive Board of Linde AG (“Linde”) decided to propose a dividend payment in the amount of 7.00 Euro per Linde share in the resolution on the appropriation of profits which will be submitted to the Supervisory Board of Linde with respect to the 2018 general meeting.  - - Such dividend economically comprises a profit distribution for the financial year 2017 (3.90 Euro per share) and an amount equal to the dividend for three-fourth of the currently anticipated dividend for the financial...

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Combined Shareholders' Meeting on May 16, 2018

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:37:49 EST

The Combined Shareholders' Meeting of Air Liquide will be held in Paris  on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, starting at 3 p.m., on first notice, in the Palais des Congrès, 2 place Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris, France. The preliminary meeting notice  was published today in the French legal gazette (BALO - Bulletin des Annonces Légales et Obligatoires). It includes the Meeting agenda, the draft resolutions that the Board of Directors plans to submit to a vote of shareholders, and instructions for a...

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Braskem featured on the list of the world's best companies in the CDP Supply Chain

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:33:16 EST

Braskem is Brazil's highlight in the CDP Supply Chain rankings, which showcases the companies that best engage their supply chains in adopting a new approach to climate change and water management. The company has been featured, for the first time, on the "Water A" Supplier list and, for the second time, on the "Climate A" Supplier list. In 2017, the company reached its best historical milestone in supplier engagement and managed to engage 66% of its partners in climate change initiatives...

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U.S.: Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals sign definitive agreements to form a joint venture in petrochemicals

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:31:51 EST

The joint venture – in which Total will own 50% and Novealis Holdings LLC, a joint venture between Borealis and NOVA Chemicals, will own the remaining 50% – will commence subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals. - - The joint venture will include: - - - • the under-construction 1 Mt/y (2.2 b lb) ethane steam cracker in Port Arthur, Texas - • Total's existing polyethylene 400 kt/y (880 m lb) facility in Bayport, Texas - • a new 625 kt/y (1.35 b lb) B...

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MHI Thermal Systems to Launch 19 Room Air-Conditioner Models into the Domestic Market

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:25:57 EST

-Top-of-the line models have high efficiency, with motion sensor function enabling energy-efficient, fine-tuned air-conditioning - -Models in functionally advanced and standard lineups all have compact dimensions (height: 250mm), enabling installation in tight spaces - -For the first time, functionally advanced models can be operated in tandem with a hybrid evaporative warm-mist humidifier Starting in late March, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd., a Group company of Mi...

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Tokio Marine Holdings selected as a “2018 Health & Productivity Stock”

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:19:37 EST

The announcement was made on February 20, 2018 by  METI (in Japanese). - - The Health & Productivity Stock Selection has been conducted by METI and the TSE with the aim of giving incentives for companies to undertake health and productivity management practices. The program recognizes companies that strategically conduct health and productivity management from among the all listed companies on the TSE (one per industry), and introduces them as an attractive option for investors who prioriti...

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Mitsubishi Chemical Launches Full-scale Sales of - its New Series of PVC Elastomer, “SUNPRENE™,” - Which Offers Superior Cold Resistance

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:16:05 EST

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (“MCC”; Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hitoshi Ochi) has launched full-scale sales of its new series of PVC elastomer, “SUNPRENE™,” which offers an outstanding improvement in cold resistance. - - SUNPRENE™ is a PVC thermoplastic elastomer that not only possesses PVC's intrinsic moldability and oil resistance characteristics, but also adds mechanical properties such as rubber elasticity, thanks to MCC's unique compound technology, and has applicati...

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Huge transformation of Tube network a step closer

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:07:01 EST

Key Points - - - • Biggest test of new signalling system so far completed this weekend - • Customers will begin to see reliability benefits from the summer - • World's oldest metro being transformed into one of the most modern - - - The new system, provided by Thales, will improve reliability and boost capacity on 40 per cent of the Tube network and has undergone significant testing since October. It will transform one of the oldest parts of the Tube network into one of the most modern. The...

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Prime Members Now Earn 5% Back When Shopping at Whole Foods Market Using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:57:44 EST

Amazon.com, Inc., Chase, and Whole Foods Market today announced that Amazon Rewards Visa Cardmembers can now enjoy even more rewards when shopping at Whole Foods Market on everything from animal welfare-rated meat to sustainably caught wild and responsibly farmed seafood to a vast selection of local, Whole Trade® and organic produce. Starting today, eligible Prime members will earn 5% Back on Whole Foods Market purchases when using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card, in addition to the rew...

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Bosch extends its Industry 4.0 portfolio

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:54:28 EST

- - • Dr. Stefan Hartung: “We need to assemble the best possible team” - • Bosch supports customers in connecting the entire value chain - • Bosch is actively shaping change in the industry, and taking advantage of all available opportunities - • 500 associates in Germany, Hungary, and China - - - Digitalization and connectivity are transforming manufacturing at breakneck speed. Connected production lines permanently monitor their own condition and warn experts before breakdowns. Robots are...

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Thai Union Group 2017 Sales Hit Record High

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:51:02 EST

Thai Union Group PCL reported a 1.6 percent year-on-year rise for FY2017 consolidated sales to a record THB 136.53 billion.   -   - Gross profit was THB 18.14 billion, while the gross profit margin stood at 13.3 percent, compared to 14.8 percent for FY2016. High tuna prices contributed to the weaker margin, which was partly offset by prudent foreign exchange management and stringent cost controls with FY2017 Selling, General & Administration to sales ratio coming in at 9.8 percent, below th...

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Fonterra Milk for Schools marks fifth anniversary: Richie McCaw to do special milk runs

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:48:06 EST

Last year through the programme Fonterra and its farmers provided nearly 20 million packs of milk free to over 145,000 primary school children across the country. The value of the programme has been independently underlined by two University health studies showing health benefits to participating students, particularly with improved bone and dental health. As part of marking the milestone Fonterra ambassador Richie McCaw will visit four schools selected from online nominations that will...

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Starbucks named one of world's most innovative companies

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:45:02 EST

Starbucks has been chosen as one 2018's Most Innovative Companies by  Fast Company, which released its  annual rankings  on Tuesday. In recognition of the Starbucks FoodShare program, Starbucks is included among the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Social Good. In 2016, Starbucks entered into a  unique partnership with Feeding America  to create the innovative Starbucks FoodShare program – a leading a national effort to provide nourishing, ready to eat meals to people in need. To-date,...

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Two Acuity F Presses Provide Fast Turnarounds and Increased Capabilities at Signs By Tomorrow

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:41:10 EST

Hanover Park, Ill., February 20, 2018 – The Acuity F by Fujifilm, a UV inkjet flatbed press with a blend of ultra-high quality and speed, enables Signs By Tomorrow to expand offerings at their Washington D.C. suburban location in Rockville, Maryland. -   - Within their 14,000 square foot production facility, Signs By Tomorrow of Rockville prides themselves on fast turnarounds, high quality products, and excellent customer service. With the recent addition of a second Acuity F, they have e...

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GreenWood, Inc. Receives Affinity Insurance Risk Control Gold Award

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:17:18 EST

Greenville, SC - - February 20, 2018 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated operations, maintenance and construction solutions provider, has been awarded the Affinity Insurance Risk Control Gold Award for success in safety and claims management.  The Gold level award is reserved only for companies in the top 1% of all member companies, which GreenWood ranked 4th overall out of 440.        To qualify for the award, GreenWood successfully completed a comprehensive risk control survey and audit...

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Luckbox Proudly Announces Groundbreaking Agreement with Highly Respected eSports Broadcaster Redeye -

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:09:03 EST

Luckbox is proud to announce a groundbreaking deal with highly respected eSports broadcaster Redeye. - - Redeye, real name Paul Chaloner, is among eSports' best-known and influential figures, working as a host, presenter and commentator. He will work with eSports betting startup Luckbox as an advisor and brand ambassador. - - Luckbox, due to launch this year, is aiming to be a global force in eSports betting, focusing on being fully licensed and community driven. Redeye will be advising Luck...

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Kia previews second-generation K900

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:30:44 EST

Kia Motors has previewed its flagship luxury sedan, the K900, ahead of its world debut later in the year. The new model combines sophisticated exterior design, effortless performance and a spacious cabin distinguished by luxurious materials and elegant styling. New technologies protect occupants, enhance interior comfort and give the driver greater confidence at the wheel. Created through joint efforts by Kia's designers in Korea and in the U.S., the new K900 will be manufactured at the...

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BASF launches resource-saving refinish product line

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:29:00 EST

BASF's Coatings division has launched new product lines in Europe for its Glasurit®  and R-M®  refinish paint brands that make automotive refinishing more sustainable. They are the world's first refinish products manufactured according to the certified biomass balance approach, therefore contributing to reduce CO2  emissions. For the biomass balance approach, parts of the fossil resources are replaced by renewable resources, such as bio-naphtha or biogas from organic waste or vegetable oi...

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L'Oreal's New Faces for 2018

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:26:23 EST

Beauty for All, Beauty for Men - The L'Oréal Group showcased two male ambassadors. Ex-footballer  David Beckham  has teamed up with L'Oréal Luxe to launch his  House 99  brand, while Game of Thrones star  Nicolas Coster-Waldau has been named as the spokesperson for  L'Oréal Men Expert. To promote male beauty, David Beckham and L'Oréal Luxe are putting male grooming in the spotlight with  House 99,  a new brand launched in the UK on 1 February 2018. Commenting on the launch, Beckham had...

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The BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:22:54 EST

30 years ago, the BMW M GmbH complemented its model range for the first time with an open-top high-performance automobile. Just in time for the beginning of the summer of 1988, the BMW M3 Convertible offered motorsport fans the possibility to enjoy also in the open air the fascination of a sports car designed for everyday use, but with racetrack-proven engine and suspension technology. The current successor, the BMW M4 Convertible (combined fuel consumption: 9.5 – 8.7 l/100 km; combined CO...

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Toyota Develops New Magnet for Electric Motors Aiming to Reduce Use of Critical Rare-Earth Element by up to 50%

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:16:27 EST

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announces that it has developed the world's first*1  neodymium-reduced, heat-resistant magnet. Neodymium magnets are used in various types of motors such as the high-output motors found in electrified vehicles, use of which is expected to increase rapidly in the future. The new magnet uses significantly less neodymium, a rare-earth element*2  ("rare earth"), and can be used in high-temperature conditions. The newly developed magnet uses no terbium (Tb) or...

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Philips increases Green Revenues to EUR 10.7 billion, 60% of total sales in 2017

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:11:33 EST

Royal Philips  (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today reported further progress in its sustainability performance in 2017 with Green Revenues increasing to EUR 10.7 billion, now representing 60% of total revenues [1]. The Philips 2017 sustainability update is an integral part of the  Philips 2017 Annual Report. “Our performance in 2017 underlines our commitment to embed sustainability in the way that Philips operates and innovates, and shows the progress of our journey to improve the lives of 3 bi...

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Oerlikon and Boeing to Collaborate in Additive Manufacturing Work

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:08:31 EST

 Boeing [NYSE: BA], the world's largest aerospace company, and Oerlikon [SWX: OERL], a leading technology and engineering group, signed a five-year collaboration agreement to develop standard materials and processes for metal-based additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing, popularly known as 3D printing, is a controlled process in which material is joined or solidified to create a three-dimensional part. “This agreement is an important step toward fully unlocking the value of powder...

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Study ECFB, BDO and Rabobank: outside influence creates cross-border perspective for family businesses

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:06:25 EST

The greater the influence of non-family members on the strategy of a family business, the better the company does internationally and the higher the revenue it generates abroad. Family businesses set themselves apart in the global arena by their long-term orientation and their focus on sustainable business relations. International success is contingent on such factors as a well-functioning labour market and a high level of interpersonal trust in the country in question. These are the main...

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Bombardier to Provide Nine Additional Regio 2N Double-Deck Trains to SNCF for Ile-de-France Mobility

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:03:48 EST

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has received an order for nine Regio 2N train sets from the French National Railway Corporation, Société nationale des chemins de fer français Mobilités (SNCF) on behalf of the Greater Paris public transport authority, Ile-de-France Mobilités. This order is valued at approximately 96 million euro ($120 million US), including price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions, and is an option contained in a 2010 contract for a m...

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Interactive Mobile In-Game Advertising Boosts Brand Sentiment

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:00:00 EST

Disrupted Logic Inc. today revealed its artificial intelligence driven ctalyst® mobile game advertising network.  ctalyst is the only ad network that makes it possible for advertisers to connect with audiences as an interactive part of the playable in-game content.  Although mobile advertising has been around for awhile, annoyance with ads continues to grow. Mobile gamers complain that ads interrupt, stop or interfere with their experience, makes games slower or impacts loading times, a...

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NTT Com India-Netmagic partners with Nuage Networks to provide Managed SD-WAN Service -

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:59:33 EST

NTT  Com India-Netmagic today announced that the company has partnered with Nuage Networks, the Nokia venture focused on Software Defined Networks (SDN), to enhance its Network as a Service (NaaS) portfolio based on its innovative Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solution. This enables enterprises to automatically route and optimise network traffic and gain visibility of applications performance without spending more on bandwidth. NTT Com India-Netmagic will deploy Nuage Ne...

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Personalized Pony: Using Facebook, Mustang Fans Can Create Their Own Badges, T-Shirts, Billboards

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:57:29 EST

Since its introduction more than 50 years ago, Ford Mustang has given enthusiasts the opportunity to personalize their ride in ways no other vehicle could offer. Whether it's the mighty Boss 302 or the 1968 Pony edition, powerful V8s and racing stripes, trick shifters, custom wheels and more – personalization has always been big for Mustang fans. Now, in celebration of the 2018 model – which offers more personalization than ever before – fans can create and share Mustang art through the P...

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IFC and Central Bank of Iraq to Strengthen Corporate Governance in the Banking Sector

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:55:16 EST

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Central Bank of Iraq are launching a series of specialized workshops, starting today, to raise corporate governance standards in Iraqi banks and strengthen the country's banking sector.  - - IFC's advisory services team will support the Central Bank in implementing its new mandatory corporate governance banking guidelines. IFC will initially train all key managers in the Central Bank and then roll out workshops to board members from all the cou...

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GE Healthcare Named to Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Biotech for Putting Patients in Control of their Mammograms

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:53:21 EST

GE Healthcare announced today its being recognized as one of  Fast Company's  Most Innovative Companies of 2018. As a leading maker of medical diagnostic equipment, GE Healthcare was honored on the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Biotech list for the launch of its latest mammography system, Senographe Pristina. Designed to provide a more comfortable mammogram experience for patients, Senographe Pristina features Pristina Dueta, an industry-first patient-assisted compression remote cont...

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SEAT joins the AED to promote executive development

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:51:32 EST

SEAT has signed a collaboration agreement with the Spanish Directors' Association (AED) whereby the Spanish automotive company becomes a part of the Association's corporate member programme, whose aim is to collaborate with companies with the shared goal of contributing to executives' individual and collective development. The agreement, which was signed by Ramón Paredes, SEAT and the Volkswagen Group in Spain Executive Vice-president for Government and Institutional Relations, and AED Ge...

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British Journal of Anaesthesia and BJA Education now published by Elsevier

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:45:47 EST

Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, is delighted to announce that it is now the new publisher of the  British Journal of Anaesthesia   (BJA) ; the No.1 ranking journal in anaesthesiology, and its companion title  BJA Education   (BJA Ed)  beginning in 2018. Both of these highly regarded journals are official publications of  The Royal College of Anaesthetists,  The College of Anaesthetists of Ireland  and  The Hong Kong College of Anaesthe...

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XOXO After Dark and Archway Publishing Announce Winners of Hot Books, Cold Nights Romance Novel Writing Contest

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:43:19 EST

XOXO After Dark and Archway Publishing are thrilled to announce the winners of the Hot Books, Cold Nights Romance Novel Writing Contest. The contest has been running since November 2017. Abby Zidle, Editor-in-Chief at XOXO After Dark and Associate Director of Marketing and Senior Editor at Pocket and Gallery Books named the winners today. “Congratulations to Margay Leah Justice for her submission,  Strip Me, a sharp and sexy book about two men whose unlikely romance surprises even themsel...

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Efforts Are Needed to Help Pregnant Women with Diabetes

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:39:35 EST

Researchers who analyzed data from the UK's National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit found concerning shortcomings in pregnancy preparation and prenatal care for women with diabetes. In addition, significant clinic-to-clinic variation across the England and Wales suggests opportunities for improvement. The authors of the  Diabetic Medicine  analysis noted that better integration of care between primary and specialist teams; more effective use of technology; and focus on sex, contraception, an...

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The Museo del Prado is taking an exhibition on Velázquez to Japan

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:37:47 EST

Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: the Golden Age in the Museo del Prado comprises 61 paintings relating to Velázquez, the Spanish royal collections and Golden Age Spanish painting. Opening on 24 February at the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, it will subsequently be shown at the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art in Kobe. The Museo del Prado's longstanding and fruitful relationship with The Yomiriui Shimbun allowed for the signing of an agreement to organise this exhibitio...

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YA Author Samira Ahmed Takes on Islamophobia in Her Debut Novel

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:35:57 EST

Samira Ahmed's  debut novel,  LOVE, HATE AND OTHER FILTERS, features an Indian-American Muslim teen coping with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape.  Published by Soho Teen, the Young Adult division of Soho Press, a Penguin Random House Publisher Services client, this book is a Spring 2018 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, a  New York Times  bestseller, and was recently featured in  The New York Time...

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