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CWT Expands NDC Team with New VP, Air Distribution Partnerships Appointment

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 settembre 2019

Minneapolis. CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, has appointed Inna Kizenkova as Vice President, Air Distribution Partnerships, to its dedicated team focused on developing next generation airline distribution capabilities, including New Distribution Capabilities or NDC.Inna will work closely with internal and external stakeholders for airlines, GDSs, OBTs and other air distribution partners, and will report to Erik Magnuson, Vice President, Air Distribution Capabilities, who leads CWT’s air distribution initiative.“With Inna’s appointment, CWT continues to accelerate its efforts to modernize the consumption and onward distribution of future airline content,” Magnuson said. “Inna’s solid background, working with airlines from a GDS and TMC perspective, is uniquely suited for this role, which is designed to increase collaboration with our supplier partners to improve product differentiation, and to do it at scale and efficiently, while ensuring the optimization of user experience.” Prior to her new role, Inna served as CWT’s Vice President, Global Supplier Management, EMEA, where she spent the past three years growing CWT’s airline and ground relationships. Before joining CWT, Inna was Vice President of Supplier Commerce, EMEA, at Sabre, where she led the team managing relationships with more than 200 airline and rail customers.Inna holds an MBA from the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, and a BS and MS in Economics from the University of Latvia.
CWT is a Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform. Companies and governments rely on us to keep their people connected – anywhere, anytime, anyhow – and across six continents, we provide their employees with innovative technology and an efficient, safe and secure travel experience. Every single day, we look after enough travelers to fill more than 100,000 hotel rooms, while our meetings and events division handles more than 100 events every 24 hours.

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Exclusive distribution agreement for chemotherapy products Etopophos® and Vepesid® in Australia and New Zealand

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 settembre 2019

CHEPLAPHARM acquired the global rights to the products from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in August 2018. CHEPLAPHARM has global capabilities in manufacturing and distribution and will continue to supply and provide access to these medicines for patients. Clinigen has been appointed by CHEPLAPHARM to distribute Etopophos® and Vepesid® via the Group’s extensive infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand as part of CHEPLAPHARM’S network of exclusive cooperation partners.Etopophos® and Vepesid® are etoposide products, a drug which is included on the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines and is considered an essential medicine for priority diseases. Etopophos® and Vepesid® are currently approved for the treatment of:Small Cell Lung Cancer – in combination with other approved chemotherapeutic agents as first-line treatment in patients with small cell lung cancer Hodgkin’s Disease Malignant (non-Hodgkin’s) lymphomas, especially of the histiocytic variety Acute non-lymphocytic leukaemia Testicular tumours in combination regimens for the treatment of refractory testicular tumours Etopophos® is also indicated as part of first-line combination regimens for the treatment of testicular tumours.

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Apple Hospitality REIT Announces September 2019 Distribution

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 25 agosto 2019

Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) (the “Company” or “Apple Hospitality”) today announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular monthly cash distribution of $0.10 per common share for the month of September 2019. The distribution is payable on September 16, 2019, to shareholders of record as of September 3, 2019.Based on the Company’s common stock closing price of $15.72 on August 20, 2019, the annualized distribution of $1.20 per common share represents an annual yield of approximately 7.6 percent.Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE: APLE) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of upscale, rooms-focused hotels in the United States. Apple Hospitality’s portfolio consists of 234 hotels with more than 30,000 guest rooms located in 87 markets throughout 34 states. Franchised with industry-leading brands, the Company’s portfolio comprises 108 Marriott-branded hotels, 125 Hilton-branded hotels and one Hyatt-branded hotel. For more information, please visit http://www.applehospitalityreit.com.

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Mouser Electronics Garners Top 2018 Distribution Awards from Vishay Intertechnology

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 maggio 2019

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, has been named the 2018 Catalog Distributor of the Year by Vishay Intertechnology, a leading global manufacturer of a wide range of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components. In addition, Mouser received the specialized 2018 Semiconductor Catalog Distributor of the Year award for the second consecutive year. The prominent awards were presented at the annual Electronics Distribution Show held recently in Las Vegas.“We are pleased to present the Mouser Americas team with these top two awards for their outstanding sales performance in 2018,” said Dave Valetta, Executive Vice President of Sales at Vishay Intertechnology. “High-service distribution is a central part of our business strategy and Mouser’s best-in-class performance and service sets them apart.”“It is our honor to receive these top awards from our valued partner Vishay,” said Jeff Newell, Mouser Senior Vice President of Products. “Our customers across the globe depend on Vishay components for their designs. We look forward to many more years of continued business success together.”
This year, Vishay also named Mouser as the 2018 e-Commerce Distributor of the Year for Europe. Vishay previously recognized Mouser’s distribution efforts with the 2017 Semiconductor Catalog Distributor of the Year, the 2015 North American Catalog Distributor of the Year award, as well as the e-Commerce Distributor of the Year for Europe award in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.Vishay manufactures a wide range of discrete semiconductors, including diodes, MOSFETs and infrared optoelectronics, in addition to passive electronic components such as resistors, inductors and capacitors. To learn more about Vishay products available at Mouser Electronics, visit http://www.mouser.com/vishay.
With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.

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EPIX and AT&T Reach Distribution Agreement

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 maggio 2019

EPIX, the premium TV network owned by Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), and AT&T (NYSE: T) today announced that they have reached a distribution agreement that will make EPIX available on a subscription basis to customers for $5.99 beginning Sunday, May 19th. The network will also be available soon on the streaming service DIRECTV NOW. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with AT&T and make our growing slate of original programming and Hollywood movies accessible to viewers across the DIRECTV universe,” said Michael Wright, President, EPIX. “It’s an exciting moment of growth for us as we build a brand that delivers a superior customer experience with high-powered, premium original series to a new audience on DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW.”Added Monty Sarhan, EVP and General Manager, EPIX, “AT&T has been a tremendous partner of ours over the years. We are extremely excited about launching on DIRECTV and expanding EPIX’s availability nationwide. This is an incredibly important platform for us and a truly momentous launch for our network.” “We are pleased to add EPIX to our vast content offering in the premium TV category. With its growing lineup of original programming, EPIX is a great addition for our DIRECTV customers,” said Dan York, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer for AT&T.

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Tessco Announces Distribution Agreement with IoT Solutions Leader Digi International

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 9 aprile 2019

Tessco (Nasdaq: TESS) today announced a new agreement to distribute products from IoT technology leader, Digi International® (Nasdaq: DGII, http://www.digi.com).Digi produces a full range of hardware and software designed for revolutionary IoT applications in energy, smart cities, medical, industrial, retail and transportation, among other industries. Tessco will offer Digi’s portfolio of RF modules, cellular routers, gateways, modems, console servers, and USB/serial media converters, as well as Digi Remote Manager® a secure, device management application which allows users to configure, control and maintain their IoT devices. Tessco’s commitment to delivering end-to-end, edge-to-core IoT solutions for their broad base of thousands of customers is well-aligned with Digi’s comprehensive offering set.“Digi is a remarkable addition to Tessco’s IoT product offering,” said Charles Kriete, Tessco senior vice president, commercial sales, product marketing and supply chain. “The breadth and scale of the Digi IoT portfolio make them a strategic manufacturer as Tessco continues its endeavor to be the leading Internet of Things technology distributor.”
“Tessco offers a range of unique opportunities in the evolving IoT landscape for Digi and our customers,” said Richard Halliday, vice president of channel sales and alliance at Digi International. “Right at the outset of the relationship, Tessco has been willing to be nimble and innovative in order to help our mutual partners and their customers benefit from the advantages of leveraging IoT to grow their business.” Digi’s full range of offerings is expected to be available from Tessco in early May. To learn more and explore Tessco’s full range of services and IoT products, visit http://www.tessco.com.

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Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 marzo 2019

The Board of Directors of Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE:LGI) has authorized the Fund to declare today, pursuant to a level distribution policy, a monthly distribution of $0.08879 per share on the Fund’s outstanding common stock. The distribution is payable on April 23, 2019 to shareholders of record on April 12, 2019. The ex-dividend date is April 11, 2019. Portfolio data as of February 28, 2019, including performance, asset allocation, top 10 holdings, sector weightings, regional exposure, and other Fund characteristics have been posted on Lazard Asset Management’s (“LAM”) website, http://www.LazardAssetManagement.com. Additionally, any notices required by Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which provide information regarding the respective estimated amounts of each monthly distribution derived from net investment income, net realized capital gains (short- and long-term) and return of capital, will also be available on http://www.LazardAssetManagement.com. The Fund’s investment objective is total return, consisting of capital appreciation and current income. The Fund’s net assets are invested in a portfolio of approximately 60 to 80 US and non-US equity securities, including American Depository Receipts, generally of companies with market capitalizations greater than $2 billion, and may include investments in emerging markets. The Fund also invests in emerging market currencies (primarily by entry into forward currency contracts), or instruments whose value is derived from the performance of an underlying emerging market currency, and also may invest in debt obligations, including government, government agency and corporate obligations and structured notes denominated in emerging market currencies.

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Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 gennaio 2019

The Board of Directors of Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE:LOR) has authorized the Fund to declare today, pursuant to a level distribution policy, a monthly distribution of $0.05799 per share on the Fund’s outstanding common stock. The distribution is payable on February 22, 2019 to shareholders of record on February 12, 2019. The ex-dividend date is February 11, 2019.Portfolio data as of December 31, 2018, including performance, asset allocation, top 10 holdings, sector weightings, regional exposure, and other Fund characteristics have been posted on Lazard Asset Management’s (“LAM”) website, http://www.LazardAssetManagement.com. Additionally, any notices required by Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which provide information regarding the respective estimated amounts of each monthly distribution derived from net investment income, net realized capital gains (short- and long-term) and return of capital, will also be available on http://www.LazardAssetManagement.com.
The Fund’s investment objective is total return through a combination of dividends, income and capital appreciation. The Fund’s net assets are invested with a focus on the highest yielding equity securities selected using the relative value strategy of LAM and generally are a portfolio of approximately 60 to 100 US and non-US equity securities, including American Depository Receipts, of companies of any size consisting primarily of securities held by other portfolios managed by LAM, including investments in emerging markets. The Fund also invests in emerging market currencies (primarily by entry into forward currency contracts), or instruments whose value is derived from the performance of an underlying emerging market currency, and also may invest in debt obligations, including government, government agency and corporate obligations and structured notes denominated in emerging market currencies.An indirect subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ), LAM, the Fund’s investment manager, offers a range of equity, fixed-income, and alternative investment products worldwide. As of September 30, 2018, LAM and affiliated asset management companies in the Lazard Group managed $240 billion worth of client assets. For more information about LAM, please go to http://www.LazardAssetManagement.com. Follow LAM at @LazardAsset.

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Distribution operations in Africa with the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 ottobre 2018

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is helping AB InBev (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ANB) (JSE: ANH), the world’s largest brewer, better manage its sales and distribution operations in Africa with the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System (DMS).A fully integrated distributor management and sales force automation system, Accenture DMS covers the complete down-stream supply chain, providing consumer goods companies with accurate, reliable data on secondary sales to help them control promotions; improve productivity; and streamline inventory and sales processes and distributor claims.Under the terms of the three-year contract, Accenture is helping AB InBev implement the latest version of DMS for its operations in Africa. This includes the initial roll-out of the system in Mozambique, Zambia, Ghana and Nigeria, as well as the upgrade of the system in Tanzania and Uganda, where AB InBev has already been using DMS for more than three years.The DMS implementation will enable AB InBev to track its distributor network and increase visibility into its product stock and sales in Africa. By consolidating all product transactional information – from activities of the sales force and distributors – DMS gives AB InBev’s sales teams the data they need to build relationships with distributors and customers and to closely track product promotions and performance.The DMS software – which is integrated with the Salesforce-based solution that ABI uses to drive its contact strategy with its customers – will be used by more than 1,570 mobile and 620 back-office users and made available to more than 100 of AB InBev’s distributors.Accenture has already completed the upgrade of DMS in Tanzania and Uganda, with the implementations in the other four countries taking place over the next several months. Once Accenture has implemented the DMS solution for AB InBev in the six countries, it will continue to support the solution, providing continued hosting, maintenance and application support for the duration of the contract.

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Nima Partners with Global Allergy Leader ALK for European Distribution

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 19 settembre 2018

Today, Nima, the pioneer in connected food sensors, announces their partnership with global allergy leader, ALK, for European distribution of its portable gluten sensor. ALK handpicked Nima based on the science and validation behind its sensors and the rigor to which it tests and builds its products. ALK is a research-driven, global pharmaceutical company focusing on allergy prevention, diagnosis and treatment for close to 100 years. They are the foremost innovators in allergy immunotherapy, a unique treatment which reduces allergic symptoms and treats the cause of the allergy. Since its inception, ALK has been working to improve quality of life for allergy patients.The Nima Gluten Sensor is now available from ALK’s new direct-to-consumer site, klarify.me. This partnership is the major first step in Nima’s international channel expansion. The Gluten Sensor is now available in Germany and will be available in the United Kingdom next month. For the millions of people around the world with food allergies, eating foods they haven’t prepared themselves can be incredibly dangerous and nerve wracking. Nima hopes to relieve some of the anxiety that comes with eating out. The Nima Gluten Sensor is a quick and portable device that tests for the presence of the gluten proteins that cause allergic reactions. Early this month, Nima also launched its Peanut Sensor in the U.S. “Nima is the leader in portable allergy testing,” said Mads Lacoppidan, Head of Consumer Care Division at ALK. “We are incredibly impressed with the Nima Gluten Sensor and are proud to add it to our curated portfolio of allergy related products on klarify.me. Nima has put their sensors through rigorous testing and have achieved astounding results representing its accuracy and reliability clearly evidenced by scientific data which is now published in peer-reviewed journals.” “More than 15 million people in the United States are battling food allergies and there are even more worldwide,” said Shireen Yates, CEO and co-founder of Nima. “We are so eager to get this device into the hands of more people around the world to help them make more informed decisions about what they eat.”

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Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund Declares Monthly Distribution

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 18 giugno 2018

The Board of Directors of Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) (NYSE:LOR) has authorized the Fund to declare today, pursuant to a level distribution policy, a monthly distribution of $0.07409 per share on the Fund’s outstanding common stock. The distribution is payable on July 23, 2018 to shareholders of record on July 12, 2018. The ex-dividend date is July 11, 2018. Portfolio data as of May 31, 2018, including performance, asset allocation, top 10 holdings, sector weightings, regional exposure, and other Fund characteristics have been posted on Lazard Asset Management’s (“LAM”) website, http://www.LazardAssetManagement.com. Additionally, any notices required by Section 19(a) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which provide information regarding the respective estimated amounts of each monthly distribution derived from net investment income, net realized capital gains (short- and long-term) and return of capital, will also be available on http://www.LazardAssetManagement.com.The Fund’s objective is total return through a combination of dividends, income, and capital appreciation. The Fund’s net assets are invested in a portfolio of approximately 60 to 90 world equity securities, consisting primarily of stocks selected from the current holdings of other accounts managed by LAM. The equity portfolio is broadly diversified in both developed and emerging market countries and across the capitalization spectrum. The Fund seeks enhanced income by investing in short duration (typically less than one year) emerging market forward currency contracts and other emerging market debt instruments.An indirect subsidiary of Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ), LAM, the Fund’s investment manager, offers a range of equity, fixed-income, and alternative investment products worldwide. As of March 31, 2018, LAM and affiliated asset management companies in the Lazard Group managed $252 billion worth of client assets. For more information about LAM, please go to http://www.LazardAssetManagement.com.

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NovaSparks Introduces Pure FPGA Optimized Market Data Distribution for Microwave Networks

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 maggio 2018

NovaSparks™, the leading field programmable gate array (FPGA) market data company, today announced that its pure FPGA ticker plant appliance, NovaTick, can now automatically adapt its output data rate to microwave networks’ strict bandwidth requirements. Transmitting market data updates over microwave networks is notoriously challenging due to their inherently low bandwidth capacity. Heavy traffic periods magnify this challenge. Using patent pending bandwidth shaping and market data conflation mechanisms, NovaTick is able to conform to the networks’ limitations. With this critical new offering, banks and trading firms can now leverage their NovaSparks deployment to distribute market data over their existing microwave networks in the most efficient way.“Market data distribution over microwave networks is an expensive yet critical part of any ultra-low latency trading infrastructure,” commented NovaSparks CEO Luc Burgun. “Conflation ensures that the most recent market data updates are transmitted, while simultaneously eliminating large latency peaks that would otherwise occur during market bursts. This new NovaTick distribution option allows banks and trading firms to better utilize their costly wireless network, while still offering the ultra-low latency performance that only pure FPGA solutions can deliver.” NovaTick’s microwave-optimized output feature is implemented in pure hardware which provides significantly lower and more deterministic latency than any comparable software solution. In addition to bandwidth shaping and market data conflation, NovaTick also provides the ability to aggregate trades and publish snapshots. Available for all 60 feeds of the NovaTick catalogue, the new interface comes as an additional output option, along with the already existing 10Gig Ethernet, PCIe DMA and NovaLink options.

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Globecast Extends Partnership with SES for Distribution Services to Orange Romania

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 9 gennaio 2018

x-defaultGlobecast, the global solutions provider for media, has extended its partnership with SES for the premium TV distribution services it provides to Orange Romania using SES’s satellite capacity.
Under the multi-year extension announced by SES, Globecast will lease several transponders on ASTRA 5B at 31.5 degrees East to serve Orange Romania, which uses the capacity to broadcast 112 channels, of which 52 are in HD, using the DVB-S2 and MPEG-4 technical standards. Globecast manages the contribution, encryption and encoding for the entire TV package, as well as signal transport to the uplink facilities for ASTRA 5B.Orange Romania’s premium TV offer was launched in June 2013 with the support of SES, leveraging the high power and wide coverage of the ASTRA 5B satellite to deliver HD channels via the smallest dish in the Romanian market. In a highly competitive TV market, with 98 percent pay-TV coverage and five operating DTH platforms, Orange TV’s satellite platform has grown exponentially since its launch.
“We’ve worked extensively with SES and this is another example of the benefits of this partnership for our customers. In such a competitive market, quality of service is an essential factor in determining success, and we are pleased to extend this specific part of the relationship,” said Biliana Pumpalovic, General Director of Globecast in Moscow. “This extension agreement highlights the role of satellite as vital infrastructure for telecommunications operators to deliver television packages to their subscribers,” said Martin Ornass-Kubacki, Vice President and Chief Regional Officer, at SES Video. “We have been supporting Orange Romania for its DTH service since the beginning, not only from a technical point of view but also in the area of marketing, to promote their offer to the entire country. We are very pleased to continue working with such an innovative partner and enable them to deliver high-quality service to their consumers.” “Our customers’ experience is at the forefront of all the services we supply to our customers, be it the most extensive 4G network in the country or the content that we provide access to. We are proud to bring Orange Love convergent packs to all households by offering satellite television in addition to our fiber offer. The extension of the partnership with Globecast and SES fits right in with this strategy,” said Yves Martin, Chief Marketing Officer at Orange Romania. (photo: ASTRA 5B)

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QMA continues to build global platform; hires John Gee-Grant as first head of international distribution

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 1 dicembre 2017

John Gee-GrantBased in London, Gee-Grant joins the firm as an employee of PGIM Limited and will be wholly dedicated to QMA. He will report to Adam Broder, head of global distribution for QMA, the quantitative equity and dynamic asset allocation business of PGIM, the $1 trillion plus global investment management businesses of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). QMA managed $133 billion as of September 30, 2017. Broder was hired in October 2017 by QMA’s new chief executive officer and chairman, Andrew Dyson.
Gee-Grant’s hire is part of Broder’s build out of a global team that will draw upon the depth of QMA’s expertise while leveraging the full scale of PGIM, to further develop sales and client service, marketing and consultant relations.With 30 years of experience at BlackRock and its predecessor companies, working with institutional clients and consultants, Gee-Grant held a number of roles in research, marketing and institutional client relationship management before going on to develop one of the first consultant relations team in the U.K. and leading it through two large mergers.Most recently, Gee-Grant served as head of Global Consultant Relations at BlackRock, where he led the team across North America, EMEA and Asia. He was also a member of the Global Institutional Executive Committee. His appointment is effective January 2018.“As we expand our platform globally, John will work to devise new ways to deliver QMA’s decades-long quantitative investing and asset allocation expertise to existing and new clients,” Broder said. “John’s deep knowledge of client investment needs—and global experience at the world’s largest asset management company—will help us to strengthen current relationships and build new ones as we look to grow our footprint in a rapidly evolving world.”Gee-Grant is an associate member of CFA U.K. and was a board member of the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives (‘AIMSE’) for 20 years, which included chairing AIMSE International from 2006 to 2010. He earned a B.Sc. in management sciences from Lancaster University in 1987.
QMA, the quantitative equity and dynamic asset allocation business of PGIM, applies a disciplined, research-driven approach that seeks to identify and capture alpha opportunities and combines factor exposures to create diversified, risk-aware strategies designed for long-term, consistent performance.
Founded in 1975, QMA manages portfolios for a worldwide institutional client base, including corporate and public pension plans, endowments and foundations, multi-employer pension plans, and sub-advisory accounts for other financial services companies. As of Sept. 30, 2017, QMA had approximately $133 billion assets under management. (photo: John Gee-Grant)

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DAIHEN to Supply Wireless Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 novembre 2017

automotiveWiTricity, the industry pioneer in wireless power transfer over distance, today announced that DAIHEN Corporation, a global leader in electric power transmission, distribution products and industrial robotics, has secured a license to commercialize wireless charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) utilizing WiTricity’s patented technology. DAIHEN began shipments of wireless charging systems for industrial materials handling in 2016 after entering into a licensing and technology transfer agreement with WiTricity. DAIHEN will now use WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 wireless charging system as the reference design for its own line of standards-compliant wireless chargers for battery electric and hybrid electric vehicles. As major automotive markets such as India, China, France, Germany and the UK pledge to go all-electric over the next few decades, and with all global carmakers now at work developing vehicles equipped with wireless charging, DAIHEN seeks to leverage its position as a leading supplier of electric power transmission and distribution. WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 reference design will accelerate DAIHEN’s product development and enable it to deliver highly efficient and interoperable wireless charging stations that meet global automotive standards. With its license to sell WiTricity’s DRIVE 11 wireless power transfer system, DAIHEN is enabling EV market growth and future vehicle autonomy.The WiTricity DRIVE 11 system includes a charging pad that can be mounted on or flush with the ground, and uses WiTricity’s patented magnetic resonance technology to send power to a vehicle parked above it, requiring no cables or moving parts. The DRIVE system has industry-leading charge and efficiency rates, and is capable of charging all vehicle types – from low ground clearance sports cars to high ground clearance SUVs. Carmakers, Tier 1 suppliers and technology providers like WiTricity are cooperating to develop global standards that will enable all vehicles equipped for wireless charging to receive power at any wireless charging station. DAIHEN sees opportunity to supply wireless charging stations for use at private residences, commercial parking lots and public parking facilities.“DAIHEN saw wireless power transfer as a foundational technology for the factory of the future, and as we planned our entrance into the automotive market, we knew that WiTricity’s technology would be a natural and necessary fit,” said Ryohei Tanaka, DAIHEN general manager and chief engineer of research and development. “WiTricity’s technology offers flexible and efficient wireless charging experiences, and its DRIVE 11 system enables us to deliver that experience to the rapidly expanding global EV market.”

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Dublin revision: Civil Liberties MEPs call for ambitious reform and centralised asylum system

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 7 aprile 2016

dublinoAn upcoming proposal to reform the Dublin system must be ambitious and replace the current rules with a common distribution system for all EU member states to ensure fair and smooth processing of asylum claims, Parliament’s lead MEP on Dublin and Civil Liberties Committee Chair say.Welcoming today’s communication on migration from the European Commission on a revision of the Dublin regulation (which determines the member state responsible for processing an asylum application, MEP Cecilia Wikström (ALDE, SE) who will lead Parliament’s work on the legislative proposal, said:”Europe has recently witnessed an irresponsible race to the bottom among the member states that must be stopped. I hope that the European Commission dares to put forward a far-reaching proposal well in line with the view that the European Parliament adopted recently with a very large majority.A new EU Asylum system should be developed, based on a fair sharing of responsibility between Member States. The country of first arrival criteria should be removed from the Dublin regulation and replaced with a fair and mandatory distribution mechanism between Member States, using a formula based on population, wealth and reception capabilities”, she added. Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) stated:”The revision of the Dublin regulation will be a key step to ensuring a compassionate and organised response to the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War. With this in mind, it is key that the EU has in place an asylum system that is centred on the principle of solidarity and responsibility sharing between Member States as highlighted in Parliament’s recent proposals for a holistic approach to migration.The Civil Liberties Committee stands ready to work to improve the EU’s asylum system in order to ensure that it takes into account particular migratory pressures faced by Members States on the periphery”, ends Moraes.

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Brightpoint Announces Re-Entry Into Poland

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 20 gennaio 2011

Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL), a global leader in providing supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, today announced that it has re-entered Poland as Brightpoint Poland Sp. z o.o. (“Brightpoint”). Brightpoint will expand its industry-leading wireless supply chain service capabilities to serve its partners in Poland. The release of new and highly sophisticated wireless devices, coupled with over-the-air technology and a faster mobile network with larger bandwidth, requires broader value-added services for customers throughout Poland. Brightpoint will offer its customers in this region expanded product and service offerings including an advanced E-toolbox with white label web shops and procurement services with forecast and demand planning tools. Brightpoint will also focus on developing the mobile business for its channel and vendor partners.
Brightpoint, Inc. (Nasdaq:CELL) is a global leader in providing supply chain solutions to leading stakeholders in the wireless industry. In 2009, Brightpoint handled approximately 84 million wireless devices globally. Brightpoint’s innovative services include distribution channel management, procurement, inventory management, software loading, kitting and customized packaging, fulfillment, product customization, eBusiness solutions, and other outsourced services that integrate seamlessly with its customers. Brightpoint’s effective and efficient platform allows its customers to benefit from quickly deployed, flexible, and cost effective solutions. The company has approximately 4,000 employees in more than 25 countries. In 2009, Brightpoint generated revenue of $3.2 billion. Brightpoint provides distribution and customized services to more than 25,000 B2B customers worldwide. Additional information about Brightpoint can be found on its website at http://www.brightpoint.com, or by calling its toll-free Information and Investor Relations line at 877-IIR-CELL (877-447-2355).
Apricus BiosciencesApricus Biosciences Reports Additional Analysis Showing That MycoVa(TM) is as Effective for the Treatment of Nail Fungus as the Current European Standard of Care for Topical Therapy, Loceryl(R)
San Diego Apricus Biosciences, Inc. (“Apricus Bio”) (Nasdaq:APRI) announced that an additional analysis conducted on behalf of the Company has shown that MycoVa™ has successfully demonstrated ‘non-inferiority’ for the treatment of onychomycosis (commonly referred to as nail fungus), compared to the current standard of care in Europe for topical therapy, Loceryl®.
MycoVa™(formally known as NM100060) combines an existing, approved drug for nail fungus, terbinafine, with Apricus’ NexACT® technology that enhances the absorption of the drug through the skin. Clinical trials on the drug started after 2005, when NexMed (now known as Apricus Bio) signed an agreement with Novartis, under which Novartis assumed responsibility to develop and commercialize the drug.
The first clinical trials did not show clear-cut efficacy, and in 2008, NexMed announced that the results were not strong enough to support filing for new drug approval with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Novartis declined to continue to develop the drug in 2009, and NexMed acquired the worldwide rights to the drug, subject to certain payments to be made to Novartis.
In the study, 1,029 patients with mild to moderate nail fungus were given either MycoVa™ (a topical 10% terbinafine hydrogen chloride formulation) or Loceryl® (5% amorolfine nail lacquer) for 48 weeks of treatment. The primary objective endpoint was a complete cure. The secondary endpoints were killing the fungus and improving the appearance of the nail.
The advantage of Apricus Bio’s MycoVa™ is that it is easy to apply, thus improving patient compliance. MycoVa™ is applied to the infected nails, typically at bedtime, with minimal preparation, such as simply washing with soap and water. As described by Iorizzo and Piraccini (2007), the incidence has been increasing due to diabetes, immunosuppression and an aging population. While occurring in approximately 2.6% of children younger than 18 years, it occurs in as much as 90% of the elderly population (eMedicine.medscape.com). As of 2008, Thomson Reuters Pharma has stated that the worldwide market is approximately $2.8 billion in size and is expected to grow to approximately $2.9 billion by 2014.
Backed by NexMed, USA and Bio-Quant, Inc., its revenue generating CRO business, Apricus Bio has leveraged the flexibility of its clinically-validated NexACT® drug delivery technology to enable multi-route administration of new and improved compounds across numerous therapeutic classes. Future growth is expected to be driven primarily through out-licensing of this technology for the development and commercialization of such compounds to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, worldwide. Concurrently, the Company is seeking to monetize its existing product pipeline, including its approved drug erectile dysfunction treatment, Vitaros®, as well as compounds in development from pre-clinical through Phase 3, currently focused on dermatology, sexual dysfunction and cancer. http://www.apricusbio.com.

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