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The Brightline Initiative, Project Management Institute and The Boston Consulting Group Host The Economist Events for Davos Panel19.1.2018 21:13 | Pressemelding

The Brightline™ Initiative, a non-commercial coalition dedicated to helping organizations bridge the gap between strategy design and strategy delivery, along with Project Management Institute (PMI) and The Boston Consulting Group are hosting The Economist Events on the panel discussion, “The Business Case for Openness: Implementing Strategy in a Drawbridge up World.” This event marks Brightline’s debut at Davos. Dovetailing with the World Economic Forum’s overarching theme, “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World,” the discussion will address how business leaders can better adapt and implement strategies to promote openness and collaboration. PMI, a founding coalition member of Brightline, is particularly passionate about this topic, given the fact that they focus on collaborating with world-leading organizations to improve infrastructure initiatives in developing and mature communities around the world. “Today the challenges to sustainable growth through strategy implementation

New US Patent for Solidia Technologies’ CO2-cured Concrete Advances Performance and Sustainability of Building Materials19.1.2018 18:07 | Pressemelding

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for the structure of CO2-cured Solidia Concrete™, advancing the performance and sustainability of materials available to the global construction and materials industries. Solidia Technologies® holds the exclusive licensing rights to the patent, which is held by Rutgers University, where the original generation of the material was invented. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180119005608/en/ Solidia Concrete™ pavers. (Photo: Business Wire) U.S. Patent No. 9,868,667, "Bonding Element, Bonding Matrix and Composite Material Having the Bonding Element and Method of Manufacturing Thereof," covers the composition of matter of the non-hydraulic concrete. “The hydrate bonds in conventional concrete can compromise that material’s strength and durability,” explained Solidia Chief Technology Officer Nicholas DeCristofaro, Ph.D. “With CO2-cured concrete, bonding elements bas

Schlumberger Announces Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2017 Results19.1.2018 12:00 | Pressemelding

Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported results for full-year 2017 and the fourth quarter of 2017. Full-Year Results (Stated in millions, except per share amounts) Twelve Months Ended Change Dec. 31, 2017 Dec. 31, 2016 Year-on-year Revenue $30,440 $27,810 9% Pretax operating income $3,921 $3,273 20% Pretax operating margin 12.9% 11.8% 111 bps Net loss (GAAP basis) $(1,505) $(1,687) n/m Net income, excluding charges and credits* $2,085 $1,550 35% Diluted EPS (loss per share) (GAAP basis) $(1.08) $(1.24) n/m Diluted EPS, excluding charges and credits* $1.50 $1.14 32% *These are non-GAAP financial measures. See section below entitled "Charges & Credits" for details. n/m = not meaningful Full-year 2017 revenue of $30.4 billion increased 9% year-on-year. This included a full year’s activity from the acquired Cameron businesses as compared to three quarters of activity in 2016. Excluding the addition of Cameron, revenue growth was driven by land activity in North America, which increa

The Coca-Cola Company Announces New Global Vision to Help Create a World Without Waste19.1.2018 11:55 | Pressemelding

The Coca-Cola Company announced today that it is fundamentally reshaping its approach to packaging, with a global goal to help collect and recycle the equivalent of 100% of its packaging by 2030. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180119005104/en/ In 2017, employees from Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co. joined with other volunteers in St. Louis to collect and sort 14,480 pounds of debris; 63 percent was diverted for recycling. Coca-Cola then partnered with manufacturer Phoenix Technologies to convert plastic bottles into recycled PET plastic for use in new bottles. (Photo: Business Wire) This goal is the centerpiece of the Company’s new packaging vision for a World Without Waste, which the Coca-Cola system intends to back with a multi-year investment that includes ongoing work to make packaging 100% recyclable. This begins with the understanding that food and beverage containers are an important part of people’s m

Researchers and Scientists from Five Countries Named Winners of King Faisal Prize 201819.1.2018 10:33 | Pressemelding

Five researchers and scientists from Malaysia, Jordan, Tunisia, the US and the UK have been named winners of the King Faisal Prize 2018 as the 40th edition of the renowned award recognized their distinguished contributions towards humanity. The Prize honours exceptional achievements in five categories: Service to Islam, Islamic Studies, Arabic Language & Literature, Medicine, and Science. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180119005245/en/ His Royal Highness Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, Chairman of King Faisal Prize Board, Abdulaziz (Photo: AETOSWire) Professor Irwandi Jaswir, Deputy Dean of the International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART) and Secretary of Council of Professors at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), has been named the winner in the Service to Islam category for contributions to the development of ‘Halal Science’ and Halal food and consumer goods. Professor Bashar

E.ON Chooses Corinex Broadband over Powerline Technology for their Smart Metering Rollout19.1.2018 06:00 | Pressemelding

E.ON, an international energy company that serves 32 million customers across multiple countries, has decided to use broadband over powerline (BPL) as the key technology in their communication mix, in the smart metering communication infrastructure for the low voltage part of their grid. E.ON chose Corinex as the solution provider for the initial two years of the deployment. The initial deployment will be several ten thousands of repeaters and head ends providing secure communication for a couple of hundred thousands of households. Corinex Grid Value network management based on IBM Tivoli platform will manage the network. “After extensive field trials, we found that Corinex broadband over powerline technology meets our requirements for mass rollout of smart metering services. We are convinced BPL is ideally suited to address the needs of many other utilities, so E.ON is interested in supporting BPL industry standardization in order to create a broad ecosystem of silicon and system vend

Changes in Executive Management at Sosei19.1.2018 01:54 | Pressemelding

Sosei Group Corporation (“Sosei” or the “Company”) (TOKYO: 4565), the world leader in GPCR medicine design and development, today announced that Dr. Fiona Marshall has resigned from her position as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Sosei to assume a senior role outside the Company. Dr. Marshall will leave Sosei at the end of February 2018. “As a co-founder of Heptares, I am very proud to have been associated with building a team of talented scientists over the past decade that has made many important breakthroughs in the field of GPCR stabilization and structure-based drug design, a unique technology that now underpins Sosei’s powerful drug discovery capability,” said Dr. Marshall. “With the team in excellent hands, I feel the time is right for me to move on to new challenges and I wish everyone at Sosei the best for what looks set to be an exciting future for the Company.” Peter Bains, Chief Executive Officer of Sosei, added: “Fiona has been a pivotal figure in

DXC Technology Named a 2018 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Technology Leader18.1.2018 23:12 | Pressemelding

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) has been recognized as a 2018 Top 100 Global Technology Leader by Thomson Reuters. The inaugural program identifies the tech industry’s most operationally sound and financially successful organizations. The Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Tech Leaders study, the industry’s first holistic assessment of today’s leading tech companies, utilizes a 28-point data-driven algorithm to objectively identify organizations positioned to thrive in a complex and changing business environment. The patent pending methodology, developed by the Thomson Reuters Boston Innovation Lab, is based on eight principal pillars of performance: Financial Performance, Management and Investor Confidence, Risk and Resilience, Legal Compliance, Innovation, People and Social Responsibility, Environmental Impact, and Reputation. According to Thomson Reuters, these are the companies whose final scores across the pillars outshine over 5,000 other technology companies around the world. “DXC Techno

IFF Honors Dominique Ropion with Prestigious Master Perfumer Title18.1.2018 21:15 | Pressemelding

Regulatory News: This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180118006275/en/ Dominique Ropion (Photo: Business Wire) International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF), a leading innovator of sensory experiences that move the world, has named Dominique Ropion Master Perfumer. The Company’s designation recognizes perfumers who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding levels of creativity and craftsmanship in the art of perfumery, and exceptional leadership in and measurable impact on the industry. Mr. Ropion is the second perfumer at IFF recognized with the prestigious title, which was established in 2013. “At the heart of IFF are the people who consistently go above and beyond to passionately pursue their art and by doing so, revolutionize the industry,” said IFF Chairman & CEO Andreas Fibig. “In his 17 years with us, Dominique has consistently achieved this outstanding level of creativity and p

The Securities & Exchange Commission Announces Several Judgments And Injunctions Entered Against Defendants In The SEC v. Benger, et al. Litigation18.1.2018 19:21 | Pressemelding

The following statement is being issued by the Securities & Exchange Commission regarding Benger Fair Fund Class Action: Legal Notice BENGER FAIR FUND NOTICE The United States Securities and Exchange Commission authorized this Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer. If you purchased or otherwise acquired China Voice Holding Corp., Biomoda, Inc., Pharma Holdings Inc., World Energy Solutions, Inc., Revolutions Medical Corp., Earthsearch Communications, Inc., and Essential Innovations Technology Corp. common shares from Defendants outside of the United States between March 1, 2007 and February 28, 2009, inclusive (the “Relevant Period”), you may be entitled to receive a monetary payment from the Benger Fair Fund (“Fair Fund”). Background In the action titled Securities and Exchange Commission v. Benger, et al. pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Case No. 09-CV-676, several judgments and injunctions were entered against defendants Ha

Pharnext’s Pivotal Phase 3 Trial PLEO-CMT to Be Featured at the 22nd Edition of the Francophone Peripheral Nerve Society Conference18.1.2018 16:45 | Pressemelding

Regulatory News: Pharnext SA (Paris:ALPHA) (FR0011191287 - ALPHA), a biopharmaceutical company pioneering a new approach to the development of innovative drugs based on the combination and repositioning of known drugs, today announced the Company will present an update from its ongoing pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial PLEO-CMT evaluating PXT3003 for the treatment of Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A disease (CMT1A), in an oral session during the 22nd edition of the Francophone Peripheral Nerve Society conference. The gathering will take place on January 26-27, 2018 in Paris (France). Details of the presentation are as follows: Date Time Session Friday January 26, 2018 From 3:03 to 3:15pm CET Selected Oral Communications Session Title: Status of the Pivotal Phase III Study (PLEO-CMT) Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of PXT3003 in the Treatment of Adult Patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A Speaker : Prof. Shahram Attarian (Marseille) For more information about the event please visit : www.

ExaGrid Selected as Finalist for Storage Magazine’s 2017 “Product of the Year – Backup and DR Hardware” Award18.1.2018 16:45 | Pressemelding

ExaGrid®, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, today announced that its EX Series of backup storage appliances with data deduplication has once again been selected as a finalist for TechTarget’s Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2017 “Product of the Year” award in the “Backup and DR Hardware” category. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180118006039/en/ These annual awards, now in their 16th year, showcase the year’s latest and greatest innovations in technology. “These premier awards are of particular import as the panel of judges are genuine experts in an increasingly complex segment of data center technology,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid. “To have been selected given their stringent criteria is an honour of which we’re quite proud.” Only ExaGrid uses a scale-out architecture with a unique loading zone, which addresses all of the scalability and performance cha

Piraeus Bank Completes the Sale of a Portfolio of €0.2bn of Romanian Originated Loans to Kruk Group18.1.2018 16:22 | Pressemelding

Piraeus Bank SA, in conjunction with Piraeus Bank Romania (together “the Bank”), have completed the sale of a portfolio of €0.2bn of Romanian originated loans to Kruk Group. The sale, together with sales of Romanian loans of €0.4bn in previous periods, have been part of the Bank’s focused and systematic actions, targeted to fulfill its restructuring plan obligations, NPE operational targets and de-risk its balance sheet. View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180118006013/en/ Contact information Media enquiries: Piraeus Bank Group George Papaioannou, Head of Press Office +30 210 3288 830 or Powerscourt Alex Rowbottom +44 (0)20 7250 1446

New Access Announces Revenues Above CHF 40M in 2017 And Changes to Its Management Team18.1.2018 15:33 | Pressemelding

The Swiss private banking software provider, New Access, achieved revenues in excess of CHF 40M in 2017. The growth of the group was driven by its strategic focus on agile Front-End solutions to facilitate banks’ digital transformation, Core Banking systems and value-added Managed Services for its clients. New Access serves leading private banks in over 20 countries and supports more than 180 software installations. New Access employs over 170 highly skilled IT, banking, operations and software experts. It is now considering organizational changes to support its global expansion. Vitus Rotzer, currently Managing Director Business Development of the company, becomes CEO for the group. Daniel Chidiac becomes CEO of New Access Americas and will be responsible for the expansion of the group in the US, Latin America and the Bahamas, in addition to his current position of Deputy CEO for the group. Alexis Sikorsky, who founded the group in 2000, becomes Chairman of the Board. These changes wi

PSE to Provide Advanced Process Modeling Software to ExxonMobil18.1.2018 15:16 | Pressemelding

Process Systems Enterprise Inc. (PSE), the Advanced Process Modeling (APM) company, today announced it signed a corporate agreement making its industry leading gPROMS equation-oriented modeling technology accessible throughout ExxonMobil. The agreement also provides for co-development of advanced automation and control applications as part of PSE’s gPROMS Operational Excellence Solutions. The new agreement complements ExxonMobil's long-standing relationship with PSE for detailed engineering design and simulation tools as well as expert consulting services. "We are delighted that ExxonMobil has chosen PSE to provide it with APM software and solutions," said Costas Pantelides, PSE CEO. "Having been selected as a technology partner for innovative automation solutions, we look forward to helping the company realize maximum benefits from our technology." PSE’s gPROMS is a unified equation-oriented process modeling environment for applications across the plant, from complex catalytic reactio

Kite Announces Clinical Collaboration to Evaluate Investigational Combination of Yescarta™ (Axicabtagene Ciloleucel) and Pfizer’s Utomilumab in Large B-Cell Lymphoma18.1.2018 13:30 | Pressemelding

Kite, a Gilead Company (Nasdaq: GILD), announced it has entered into a clinical trial collaboration with Pfizer, Inc. to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the investigational combination of Yescarta™ (axicabtagene ciloleucel) and Pfizer's utomilumab, a fully humanized 4-1BB agonist monoclonal antibody, in patients with refractory large B-cell lymphoma. A multi-center Phase 1/2 study sponsored by Kite is expected to begin in 2018. The results of this study will be used to evaluate options for further development of this combination, or similar combinations between Kite’s engineered T cell products and utomilumab. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180118005218/en/ Yescarta is the first chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR T) cell therapy to be indicated for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma after two or more lines of systemic therapy, including DLBCL not otherwise speci

Limelight Networks and Tencent Cloud to Provide Seamless Global Content Delivery18.1.2018 12:30 | Pressemelding

Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, and Tencent Cloud announced an agreement that expands access to each company’s services. Under terms of the agreement, Limelight will offer its customers Content Delivery Network (CDN) services in China through Tencent Cloud. Tencent Cloud will offer CDN services from Limelight to Tencent Cloud customers in North America and other global markets. Tencent Cloud is a secure, reliable and high-performance public cloud service provider that integrates Tencent’s infrastructure-building capabilities with the advantages of a massive-user platform and ecosystem. “Partnering with Limelight is one example of how Tencent Cloud is expanding its services and capabilities to meet the rapidly growing global demand for high-performance cloud services,” said Carlos Morell, Vice President, Tencent Cloud International. “For global companies that want to operate in China as well as Chinese companies that want to go globa

Global Institutional Investors Brace for Market Risks and Pursue an Active Approach in 2018 – BlackRock Study18.1.2018 12:00 | Pressemelding

Faced with low interest rates and relatively high valuations for risk assets, large global institutional investors are looking to protect themselves against downturn risks through maintaining their cash levels and selectively increasing allocations to active strategies, according to a new survey by BlackRock. While 65% of clients plan to leave cash allocations unchanged for the year ahead, the survey shows an interest in active management among institutional investors, which should play out across a diverse set of alternative asset classes, including illiquid assets and hedge funds, and also within public equities. The survey of 224 institutional clients globally, representing $7.4 trillion1 in assets, found that illiquid or real assets remain the frontrunner within the private market universe for large global institutional investors and are expected to be the largest beneficiary of asset flows. Three fifths (60%) of institutional investors globally are expecting to increase their allo

AGCO iVenture Summit Calls for Venture Capital to Invest into the Future of Agriculture18.1.2018 11:00 | Pressemelding

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, today held its first ever AGCO iVenture Summit in Berlin, Germany. The Summit is a joint initiative of AGCO, AGCO Finance, AGCO’s Fuse Technologies, and Anterra Capital, a venture capital investor focusing on companies in the food and agricultural sectors. “Startups are disrupting traditional agriculture and address many of the world’s most significant challenges, including food security, farmer livelihood and resource efficiency,” said Martin Richenhagen, AGCO Chairman, President and CEO. “Today, we are bringing Silicon Valley to Berlin. Agri-tech startups will pitch ideas that make a real difference and stand for technological progress and innovation in agriculture.” The AGCO iVenture Summit targets innovators and visionaries who actively shape the future of agriculture by creating disruptive solutions that have the potential to move global agriculture forward. The

OpenGate Capital Realizes Legacy Investment in Benvic18.1.2018 08:00 | Pressemelding

OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, announced today that it has realized its legacy, pre-fund investment in Benvic through a sale to Investindustrial, a leading European mid-market investment firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. With operations in France, Italy and Spain, Benvic is one of Europe’s leading PVC compounders that develops, produces and markets highly customized, innovative PVC-based thermoplastic solutions in the form of powders and compounds that are utilized across a wide range of rigid and flexible end-applications including building and construction, automotive and aerospace, cabling, pharmaceutical, packaging and fluid transport. Andrew Nikou, founder and CEO of OpenGate Capital, stated, “Since acquiring Benvic in 2014 from Solvay, our European operations team worked with Benvic’s management to innovate and improve the overall business. As a privately owned, pre-fund investment, I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments that we achieved wi

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