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World Jewish Congress appeals to UN Security Council to condemn Hamas following barrage of hundreds of rockets against civilian areas in Israel

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

After a barrage of hundreds of rockets struck Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the World Jewish Congress appealed to Indonesia, as president of the United Nations Security Council, to lead the international community in unequivocally condemning Hamas and holding it responsible for the terrorist acts that it continues to carry out and enable in the territory under its control.In a letter to Amb. Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations, WJC CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer noted that the latest barrage targeted civilian areas with direct hits.“Yet again, Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza continue to indiscriminately target Israeli civilians whose sole goal is to live in peace with their neighbors. This latest provocation is simply unacceptable and unjustifiable. It is an ill-fated attempt by the group to divert attention from their mismanagement and tyrannical rule over the Palestinian people living in the Gaza Strip,” Singer wrote.“Upon taking the presidency of the UN Security Council this month, you noted that you wish to ‘keep the momentum’ in the Council on the issue of Palestine, which you will do by hosting a special Arria-Formula meeting on Monday, May 6,” Singer added.“In this meeting, it is time that the UN Security Council, its members, and the international community, unequivocally condemn Hamas and these dangerous actions, and hold Hamas responsible for the terrorist acts that it continues to carry out and enable in the territory under its control in the Gaza Strip,” Singer wrote.Over the course of Saturday, nearly 300 rockets were launched at Israel. A man was killed in Ashkelon after a rocket struck his home.

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Major Initiative to Close Information Gaps on Cross Border Reproduction in the Asia Pacific

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

A powerful task force of scientists and clinicians specialising in assisted conception have mounted a major campaign to close gaps in knowledge about cross border reproduction in the Asia Pacific region.Each year, thousands of infertile couples travel the world for third party reproduction in the quest to achieve their dream of parenthood.The Asia Pacific region, in particular, has been a booming market for procedures such as sperm, egg and embryo donation and gestational carriage, or surrogacy.However, the extent of this activity is not fully understood and there are concerns about the quality and safety for all stakeholders, including children born from these assisted reproductive procedures.The 9th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE 2019) being held in Hong Kong will progress an initiative to gather vital information on cross border reproductive care from 21 countries in the region, and implement a framework of consistent guidelines and standards of care.Dr. Clare Boothroyd, one of Australia’s leading fertility specialists and Vice-President of ASPIRE, said the survey would be far reaching to engage with donors, recipients, brokers, providers of infertility services, governments and community groups.Many couples seeking cross border reproduction through treatments such as oocyte donation or gestational carriage have to travel across a minefield of varying legal and regulatory controls in different destinations.Unmarried couples experiencing infertility, and same sex couples wanting to have a baby, face even more challenging barriers to treatment in many countries.“Many people throughout the world are willing to travel to access assisted reproductive procedures that may be prohibited, restricted or too costly in their own countries,” Dr. Boothroyd said.

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Comtech to Demonstrate Cost-Effective Solutions for Precision Satellite Tracking at Satellite 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announces that the Space & Component Technology division of Comtech Command and Control Technologies group, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, will be exhibiting May 6th through 8th at the Satellite 2019 Conference. Comtech will be showcasing its cost-effective X/Y antenna pedestal technology for precision satellite tracking, as well as frequency tuned radomes and carbon fiber dishes.Located at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, Comtech invites attendees to visit Booth 1401 to learn more. Specifically designed for the low earth orbit (LEO) and medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite tracking in support of Earth Observation, Remote Sensing, and TT&C applications, Comtech offers one of the most efficient product delivery schedules in the industry. Furthermore, Comtech offers low-cost radome solutions and carbon fiber reflectors to support LEO, MEO, and GEO antenna operations in all environments.Comtech’s Space and Component Technology (SCT) division of Cypress, California, has specialized for 43 years in providing Ground System services in the form of turn-key site development, infrastructure, operations and maintenance of several range tracking stations in the South Pacific. Over the past 16 years, SCT added the most extensive line of LEO/MEO X/Y tracking antennas in the industry. Using the concept of product families and platform-based product development to increase variety, shorten lead-times, and reduce costs without compromising system performance, Comtech provides turn key ground station solutions for both launch vehicle and satellite tracking. For more information, visit http://www.trackmysat.com.
The Command & Control Technologies group is a leading provider of mission-critical, highly-mobile C4ISR solutions.Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.Certain information in this press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature and involve certain significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from such forward-looking information. The Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings identify many such risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking information in this press release is qualified in its entirety by the risks and uncertainties described in such Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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Western Union to Present at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, announced that the company will present at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference on May 14, 2019 in Boston. The presentation will begin at 1:20 p.m. Eastern Time and will include comments from Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO.
Investors and interested parties will be able to listen to the investor presentation via webcast from http://www.westernunion.com, under the investor relations section. The archived webcast will be available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the presentation.
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of December 31, 2018, our network included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering Western Union, Vigo or Orlandi Valuta branded services in more than 200 countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts. Additionally, westernunion.com, our fastest growing channel in 2018, is available in more than 60 countries, plus additional territories, to move money around the world. In 2018, we moved over $300 billion in principal in nearly 130 currencies and processed 34 transactions every second across all our services. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. For more information, visit http://www.westernunion.com.

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18th annual Comcast Cares Day

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

Today, as part of the 18th annual Comcast Cares Day, nearly 1,000 Northern California Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families, friends and community partners worked alongside Paradise High School students, teachers and administrators to clean, paint, plant trees, landscape and beautify the campus ahead of this June’s graduation ceremony, which will be the first since the devastating Camp Fire in Fall of 2018.
On Nov. 8, 2018, the lives of Paradise residents were changed forever when the Camp Fire destroyed most of the city, killing 86 people, destroying nearly 14,000 homes and numerous businesses and burning more than 150,000 acres. Thankfully, and perhaps miraculously, the structure of Paradise High School was mostly spared. Still, due to safety hazards and other concerns, classes were moved to a temporary location in Chico and plans remain underway for a full return to the Paradise campus in time for the new school year this Fall.A signature project on Comcast Cares Day today involved the painting of a mural by the artist Shane Grammer, whose portrait of a woman on a friend’s chimney went viral shortly after the fire. When Comcast learned that the Paradise High School seniors wanted to engage Grammer to create a mural as a thank you to the school, and as something to remember them by, the company stepped in to fund the effort.During a special ceremony at the school this morning, featuring Comcast executives, Congressman Doug LaMalfa and California State Senator Jim Nielsen, Comcast also announced that 238 graduating seniors from Paradise will receive a laptop computer.
Paradise High School students and educators pride themselves on their resilience. The school’s longtime motto “Rise Up” is a fitting way to describe the grit, courage and determination displayed throughout the community. It was in this spirit that Comcast, as part of Cares Day, approached Paradise High School administrators offering to help refurbish, restore and renew the campus exteriors, common areas and school grounds in preparation for June’s graduation ceremony.Comcast Cares Day is more than just a day – it is an illustration of the spirit of volunteerism that Comcast employees bring to life each and every day. From using technology to create positive change, such as teaching digital literacy skills and mentoring youth, to stocking food banks, revitalizing homeless shelters and beautifying parks, Comcast NBCUniversal employees volunteer during this celebration and throughout the year to make a lasting impact. To date, more than 1 million Comcast Cares Day volunteers have contributed over 6 million service hours to improve local communities at more than 10,000 projects. This year, the Company expects more than 100,000 volunteers from Comcast, NBCUniversal, and for the first time Sky, to participate in projects across the country and around the world.The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will also provide grants to local partner organizations on behalf of volunteers who contribute their time on Comcast Cares Day. The grants will help Comcast’s partners continue their mission of serving the community throughout the year. To date, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation has awarded nearly $25 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations who have served as partners on Comcast Cares Day.

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Sensys Networks Announces Merger with TagMaster

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 maggio 2019

Sensys Networks, Inc., the world’s leading provider of integrated wireless traffic data systems for Smart Cities, announces their merger with TagMaster, a global provider of sensor-based solutions in traffic, tolling, parking and rail.
TagMaster is an application-driven technology company that designs and markets advanced sensor-based systems and solutions based on radio and vision technology (RFID, Radar and ANPR) for demanding environments. Business areas include Traffic Solutions and Rail Solutions sold under the brands TagMaster, CitySync, Balogh, CA Traffic, Magsys and Hikob. The company’s innovative mobility solutions increase efficiency, security and convenience while decreasing the environmental impact within Smart Cities. TagMaster exports mainly to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America via a global network of partners and systems integrators. The company was founded in 1994 and has its headquarters in Stockholm. TagMaster is a public company and its shares are traded on First North stock exchange in Stockholm, Sweden.Sensys Networks offers a comprehensive wireless platform, addressing today’s most challenging traffic and parking data needs. Their end-to-end solution, comprised of sensors, edge gateways, and highly sophisticated data management software, has been deployed in hundreds of cities globally. Sensys Networks is led by industry veterans who bring together years of experience in wireless communications, carrier grade infrastructure, enterprise software and transportation management for the public sector.
The merged entity will provide greater depth and breadth to leading-edge data solutions for more customers across the globe. By integrating Sensys Networks’ wireless platform with TagMaster application solutions for traffic detection, tolling, parking and rail, the combined company will provide best-in-class applications across the entire Smart City solution spectrum.

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