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First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. to Join JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. Family of Companies

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 giugno 2019

First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. (FFCSI) a major independent provider of equipment leasing and financial solutions in the U.S. and Canada today announces the signing of a definitive acquisition agreement with JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. Under the agreement, JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd. (JAML), headquartered in Tokyo, through its subsidiary JA Mitsui Leasing USA Holdings, Inc. will acquire 100 percent of First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. and the majority of its holdings.JA Mitsui Group (JAMG) is expanding operations in North America, and will combine FFCSI’s infrastructure, expertise, and people with JAMG’s financial strength and customer network to expand leasing services offered in North America.Established in 2000, FFCSI helps customers acquire new technologies in three key markets: Healthcare, Warehouse Automation, and Information Technology. “Over the years, our dedication to these core markets has proven that we have the knowledge needed to provide our customers with creative solutions while evolving in these dynamic markets,” said Tom Slevin, FFCSI’s Co-Founder & Co-President. “Our new relationship with JA Mitsui will provide tremendous opportunities for us to expand our presence while exploring new opportunities to reach a broader customer base.” Richard Stebbins, FFCSI’s Co-Founder & Co-President added, “we are very pleased to join the JA Mitsui leasing family and serve as the cornerstone of their growth strategy throughout the U.S. and Canada. Upon completion of the acquisition, our current management and team will remain in place, and the company will continue to use the First Financial Corporate Services, Inc. brand we have built. Our customers, vendors and partners will continue to receive the same outstanding service and support that have been the building blocks of First Financial for almost 20 years.”
“Ours is a people-based business and our long-term success truly belongs to our remarkable team who continually elevate the customer experience and are experts in their respective industries,” noted John Sandoval, FFCSI’s CFO & COO. “During this integration, I look forward to growth opportunities as we extend our services into new markets and leverage JA Mitsui’s great people, customer relationships and brand recognition.”

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Perficient to Present at Baird Global Consumer, Technology and Services Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 maggio 2019

Perficient, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRFT) (“Perficient”), the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, today announced it will present at the 2019 Baird Global Consumer, Technology & Services Conference taking place June 4-6 in New York City.During the three-day event, institutional and private equity investors will have the opportunity to network with senior management from more than 200 public and privately-held companies. Perficient Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Davis will deliver a presentation highlighting the company’s recent performance and future prospects on Tuesday, June 4, at 3:10 p.m. EDT. A live and archived webcast of the presentation will be available at:

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CSG to Present at the 2019 Baird Global Consumer, Technology and Services Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 maggio 2019

CSG (NASDAQ: CSGS), the trusted partner to simplify the complexity of business transformation in the digital age, today announced that the company will present at the Baird Global Consumer, Technology and Services Conference, June 4-6, in New York City. The presentation will begin on June 6 at 12:15 p.m. EDT and will include comments from Executive Vice President and President, Technology and Product Ken Kennedy and Chief Communications and Investor Relations Officer Liz Bauer. CSG is a provider of software and services that help companies around the world monetize and digitally enable the customer experience. For more than 35 years, CSG has simplified the complexity of business, providing revenue management and digital monetization, payments, and customer engagement solutions to help our customers tackle any business challenge and thrive in an ever-changing marketplace. Operating across more than 120 countries worldwide, CSG manages billions of critical customer interactions annually. CSG is the trusted partner driving digital innovation for hundreds of leading global brands, including Arrow Electronics, AT&T, Charter Communications, Comcast, DISH, Eastlink, Formula One, iflix, MTN and Telstra.

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Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 maggio 2019

Unum Group (NYSE: UNM) announced that Mike Simonds, President & CEO, Unum US, will be representing the company at the Deutsche Bank Global Financial Services Conference, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, in New York City.Simonds is scheduled to speak at 1:10 p.m. eastern and will discuss the company’s business strategy and future growth prospects. There will be a live audio webcast of the presentation available on the Investors section of the company’s website,, on the News and Events page.
Unum Group is a leading provider of financial protection benefits in the United States and the United Kingdom and the largest provider of disability income protection in the world. Its businesses are Unum US, Colonial Life, Unum UK, and Unum Poland. Unum’s portfolio includes disability, life, accident and critical illness, dental and vision coverage, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an illness or injury. Unum also provides stop-loss coverage to help self-insured employers protect against unanticipated medical costs. The company reported revenues of $11.6 billion in 2018, and provided $7.2 billion in benefits.

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Chipmunk Health chooses Philips HealthSuite digital platform to roll out and scale up its telehealth services

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 4 maggio 2019

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that telehealth service provider Chipmunk Health, with locations in the Netherlands and Canada, is leveraging the capabilities and services of Philips’ HealthSuite digital platform to roll out its new GP-to-patient home monitoring solutions.Designed to allow general practitioners to keep a closer check on the health status of their patients, Chipmunk Health’s telehealth services offer patients a closer relationship with their GP, without the waiting time and inconvenience of having to visit their GP for routine check-ups. The company will use the open, cloud-based infrastructure and services of Philips’ HealthSuite digital platform to connect multiple home monitoring devices, aggregate the acquired data via a dedicated smart hub, and securely transmit, store and analyze it.“Philips’ HealthSuite digital platform is a vitally important element in rolling out our new services and scaling them up in a safe and secure way,” said Erik Duijsens, founder and CEO of Chipmunk Health. “We are convinced that our consumer-oriented telehealth services will provide more effective and qualitatively better healthcare than we already have, and at lower cost. Patients will be able to access all their health data in one place and doctors will be better equipped to serve their patients’ complex needs.”
Today’s announcement follows similar recent agreements to use Philips’ HealthSuite digital platform by eye care provider Alcon, selfcare solutions company Ypsomed, and Internet of Things (IoT) managed service provider Integron. In such collaborations, Philips is the provider of the relevant cloud-based healthcare IT infrastructure and not involved in the commercialization of the products and services of these companies.

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Teleglobal Brings Broadband Access and Mobile Connectivity Services

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 aprile 2019

Communities in remote areas of Indonesia will soon be able to enjoy reliable broadband internet access delivered by Teleglobal enabled by SES Networks’ managed data services and the SES-12 satellite, SES announced today. Under a new agreement, Teleglobal and SES Networks will be partaking in the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology’s universal service obligation (USO) project via its USO agency Badan Aksesibilitas Telekomunikasi dan Informasi (BAKTI) to provide broadband internet access and mobile backhaul services to 150,000 sites in remote parts of the country.The five-year agreement will see Teleglobal contract 1.3 GHz of capacity on SES-12, one of SES’ high throughput satellites (HTS) covering the Asia-Pacific region, with an option to extend for a further five years. The largest SES GEO HTS covering Asia-Pacific has six regional beams and 72 high throughput user spot beams and can provide cost-effective solutions for broadcasters, content operators, mobile network operators, internet service providers, enterprise, maritime and aeronautical and government customers across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
According to data released by Indonesian Internet Service Providers Association (APJII), 55 percent of the country’s population were connected to the internet in 2017. Internet penetration reached 72 percent of the urban population and 48 percent in rural areas. However, internet penetration rates dropped significantly outside of the most populous island of Java (58 percent), reaching less than 20 percent of the population in Sumatra (19 percent) and standing at only 2.5 percent in the outlying provinces of Maluku-Papua.
In view of this, Teleglobal and SES’ project is aimed at complementing the ongoing Palapa Ring project spearheaded by BAKTI, which involves connecting the major islands in Indonesia with 11,000km of undersea fibre-optic cables to provide broadband internet infrastructure.

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Kelly Services: Si aprono le nuove candidature

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 aprile 2019

Castel Romano giovedì 11 aprile, dalle 10.00 alle 16.00 presso “Castel Romano Designer Outlet”, in Via Ponte di Piscina Cupa, 64 sono più di 50 le risorse ricercate per ricoprire diverse posizioni lavorative, sia in Italia che all’estero, alcune delle quali per il gruppo McArthurGlen, leader, proprietario, sviluppatore e gestore di Designer Outlets con 24 “McArthurGlen Designer Outlets” in nove paesi europei e in Canada. Una giornata di selezioni, interamente dedicata ai candidati che, presentandosi presso la postazione Kelly Services muniti di Curriculum Vitae, potranno effettuare un breve colloquio conoscitivo con le recruiter. Un’occasione imperdibile per tutti coloro che sono alla ricerca di un nuovo impiego e sono in possesso dei requisiti richiesti. Di seguito, l’elenco delle figure ricercate:
DRIVER: i candidati ideali devono possedere una buona conoscenza della lingua inglese ed essere in possesso della patente B da almeno 5 anni. È richiesta assoluta disponibilità a spostarsi sia in Italia che all’estero. Non si richiede un’esperienza pregressa nel ruolo.
SHOP ASSISTANT: requisiti fondamentali per i candidati ricercati sono un’ottima conoscenza della lingua inglese, una spiccata propensione al contatto con il pubblico e una buona attitudine alla vendita. È richiesta una minima esperienza nel ruolo.
FOOD ASSISTANT: requisiti fondamentali sono un’ottima conoscenza della lingua inglese, una spiccata propensione al contatto con il pubblico e una buona attitudine alla vendita. È richiesta una minima esperienza nel ruolo.
In qualità di workforce solutions provider leader a livello globale, Kelly Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB) e le sue consociate presenti in tutto il mondo offrono una gamma completa di servizi di outsourcing e consulenza, nonché somministrazione di lavoro a tempo determinato e indeterminato e ricerca e selezione di personale qualificato e specializzato. Kelly® ha aiutato più di un milione di lavoratori in tutto il mondo a gestire le proprie opportunità di carriera, trovando direttamente lavoro a 550.000 persone e aiutando gli altri attraverso il proprio network di partner nella gestione della talent supply chain. Il fatturato della società per il 2017 è stato di 5.4 miliardi di dollari. Per maggiori informazioni, consulta il sito ed unisciti a noi su Facebook, LinkedIn e Twitter.

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Ardent Health Services and Sacred Heart Health System

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 marzo 2019

Ardent Health Services and Ascension’s Sacred Heart Health System announced they completed the sale of Ardent’s interest in Bay Medical Sacred Heart to Ascension. The transaction includes the hospital and related physician clinic operations in Panama City and Bay County, Florida. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.Bay Medical was jointly owned by Ardent and Sacred Heart, which is part of Ascension, one of the nation’s leading non-profit and Catholic health systems. The effective date of the transaction is March 14, 2019.In Florida, Ascension locations now include four Sacred Heart Health System hospitals – Bay Medical in Panama City plus hospitals in Pensacola, Miramar Beach and Port St. Joe – as well as the hospitals of St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Northeast Florida.“The caregivers and physicians of Sacred Heart are excited to continue working with our colleagues at Bay Medical with a more significant presence,” said Tom VanOsdol, the president and CEO of Ascension Florida. “We look forward to applying the full expertise, resources and clinical excellence of Ascension to benefit the Panama City and Bay County individuals and families we are privileged to serve.”

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Triumph Aviation Services Asia

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 marzo 2019

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) announced today that its southeast Asian businesses, Triumph Aviation Services Asia (TASA) and Triumph Structures – Thailand (TST), have signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Thailand Civil Aviation Training Center (CATC), to work together to foster professional development of aviation talent in Thailand.As part of the Thai government’s investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the U-Tapao International Airport will be expanded and transformed into a hub for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul, air cargo, and logistics. The MOU between Triumph and the Thai CATC includes a mandate for the establishment of the Aeronautical and Space Training Center at U-Tapao to produce and develop aviation personnel to serve the country’s growing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry.“Given U-Tapao’s importance within Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), the signing of this MOU has far-reaching and extremely positive implications for Triumph Group’s access, influence and strategic integration in the region,” said Monty Richardson, President of Triumph Aviation Services Asia, an operating company of Triumph Product Support. “Triumph and the entire aviation industry in Thailand will benefit from having more future mechanics and technicians trained in the field,” Richardson continued.
Viewed as an industry leader in the region, Triumph was selected as a partner for the CATC for the expertise they offer. TST coordinated with the CATC to develop the curriculum for composite manufacturing.“This MOU and the professional development offered by the CATC will increase the pool of trained, skilled mechanics and operators ready for hire,” said GB Kohoutek, Business Development lead for Triumph Structures – Thailand, an operating company of Triumph Aerospace Structures. “This will lead to significant cost and time savings for aviation businesses based in the EEC.”The Thai government assesses the projected value of the EEC at U.S. $43 billion (Thai Baht 1.5 trillion) over the next five years.

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B&G Crane Service, LLC to Be Acquired by Maxim Crane Works

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 marzo 2019

Maxim Crane Works, L.P. (“Maxim”) and B&G Crane Service, LLC (“B&G Crane”) today jointly announced that the companies have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Maxim will acquire B&G Crane, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of NCSG. B&G Crane is one of the largest providers of crane rental and related lift solutions servicing the Gulf Coast Region of the United States. Maxim’s acquisition of B&G Crane enhances Maxim’s full-service, nationwide crane rental and lifting solutions platform and expands its operations in one of the nation’s most critical regions.Following the closing, Maxim will begin integrating B&G Crane with its existing operating business. Customers will continue to receive the same high quality service they have come to expect. Through Maxim’s coast-to-coast footprint, engineering, operated rentals and heavy haul services, the B&G Crane team and customers will gain access to one of the largest modern fleets of full service lifting solutions in the world.Bryan Carlisle, Chief Executive Officer of Maxim, stated, “B&G Crane offers one of the most experienced teams of crane professionals in the region. Their state of the art fleet provides customers with a ‘best in class’ brand of products, parts, services and rental equipment. We are confident that the combination of B&G and Maxim will bring added value to our combined customer base, employees and the industry.”Trip Grilletta, Divisional Operations VP for B&G Crane, stated, “We believe that this transaction delivers an exciting opportunity for our employees to become part of the Maxim team and look forward to continuing to grow our business with our new partner.”Stifel is serving as the exclusive financial advisor to B&G Crane for the sale; and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is serving as B&G Crane’s legal advisor. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is serving as Maxim’s legal advisor.

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Mahalo Partners with Payrailz to Integrate Intuitive Payment Services

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 gennaio 2019

Mahalo Banking, a provider of omni-experience online and mobile banking solutions for credit unions, announced a partnership with Payrailz, a digital payments company offering smarter, predictive, proactive and more engaging payment experiences to banks and credit unions. Mahalo will offer Payrailz’s payment services a part of its digital banking offerings.
Additionally, the companies will collaborate to integrate their open APIs for a seamless user experience. Consumers using Mahalo’s online or mobile banking platform will have access to Payrailz’s smart driven bill pay, A2A and P2P payments and bill negotiation features. Payrailz’s unique use of AI in payments will aid Mahalo in providing the best user experience possible through its platform.In its search for a modern payment partner, Mahalo wanted to work with a company that shared similar values as well, as a shared vision of providing a truly unique experience for financial institutions of all sizes. The company’s sustained goal is to offer the industry great technology, while providing optimum user experience and security while delivering first class service. Mahalo found these qualities in Payrailz and has chosen them to provide a smarter payments experience to financial institutions that are using Mahalo’s technology.
Both Mahalo and Payrailz seek to empower individual financial institutions, particularly credit unions, and believe this partnership is a significant step toward meeting that goal. Providing financial institutions, a better digital experience through online and mobile banking, supported by a superior payments experience is crucial to transforming the industry and helping community institutions compete against the larger banks and non-traditional providers.Mahalo is highly focused on consumer experiences through all channels. Whether through increased security, deep APIs integrations, location-based travel notifications, and push notifications prompting members to take surveys, or now Payrailz’s smart payments experience, Mahalo’s technology offerings are always focused on members’ experiences.

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Cooperative Services of Florida and Vizient form a Strategic Partnership

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 8 gennaio 2019

Vizient and Cooperative Services of Florida (CSF) announced today that they have signed a strategic membership agreement. Vizient will serve as the preferred national group purchasing organization (GPO) and strategic cost management partner for CSF and their member health systems. The agreement also includes an aggregation group development strategy and all analytics modules within the Vizient Savings ActualyzerTM platform.“This is an alignment that makes sense for our members,” said Bob Boswell, president and CEO of LeeSar/CSF. “We will access Vizient’s broader contract portfolio while strengthening the CSF sourcing model through increased analytics capabilities, technologies and onsite support. CSF will maintain its regional GPO identity and will focus on building clinical alignment with members’ physicians and clinicians to provide stronger regional contracts for specialty supplies, drugs, services, and capital equipment.”Cooperative Services of Florida represents four health systems in Florida. Lee Health is the largest and only community-owned healthcare system in SW Florida with a total of 1,457 beds. Sarasota Memorial, an 819 bed hospital, is among the largest and highest rated public health systems in Florida. Central Florida Health includes Leesburg Regional Medical Center with 329 beds, the Villages Regional Hospital with 307 beds and Leesburg Rehabilitation Hospital. Jupiter Medical Center is a not-for-profit, 327 bed regional medical center.“We are excited to welcome Cooperative Services of Florida, and their member hospitals, to Vizient. By aligning our capabilities with the goals of CSF, we believe that we can help accelerate growth in their membership through our joint sourcing and contracting services strategy. Additionally, we believe that their members will benefit from the cost savings insights and opportunities that come from our market-leading supply chain analytics platform,” said Rand Ballard, chief customer officer for Vizient.

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Dense Air to offer Neutral Host 5G Densification Services in Australia

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 dicembre 2018

Dense Air today announced it had won spectrum in the six largest Australian cities, by participating in the ACMA 5G Spectrum Auction. The acquired spectrum supports 5G operation in 3GPP band n77/78.Dense Air is a new class of wholesale network operator, that “enhances and extends” coverage and capacity by offering neutral host “Carrier of Carriers” services, supporting multiple operators on the same physical 5G small cell or 5G femtocell. Dense Air will provide densification extensions to both enterprise and residential consumers, extending 5G coverage and capacity to the hardest to reach outdoor and indoor locations.Dense Air provides a fully managed service to both mobile and fixed network operators by the targeted mass deployment of small cells. The acquired spectrum assets in Australia enable Dense Air to start operations when the licenses are issued and handsets for the 5G eco-system, are available.Paul Senior, CEO of Dense Air said “We are absolutely thrilled to have acquired 5G spectrum in the major metro areas of Australia. Our spectrum enables us to offer a completely new type of wholesale service to 5G network operators. Dense Air will complement planned 5G deployments, by allowing much greater densification than can be achieved with macro cells alone. By offering both 5G enterprise small cells and 5G residential femtocells, we can in-fill missing coverage and enhance capacity. Our mission is to help improve an operator’s 5G business cases, which still remains very challenging for both MNOs and MVNOs alike”.

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The Jobe’s Company Selects Transplace for Logistics Management Services

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 novembre 2018

Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, today announced that it has been selected by The Jobe’s Company to manage all transportation activities throughout North America. One of the oldest heritage brands and a leader in the lawn and garden category, Jobe’s will leverage Transplace’s managed transportation services, proprietary technology and industry expertise to optimize its logistics operations in order to reduce costs, increase visibility and drive greater operational efficiencies across the supply chain.“As transportation costs continue to rise, we recognized the need to partner with a logistics provider that would improve our processes and give us greater supply chain visibility,” said Chris Allen, CEO, The Jobe’s Company. “Transplace brings extensive experience along with robust logistics technology and capabilities that give us greater control over our transportation operations and help us to improve customer service. From the beginning, the Transplace team worked diligently to understand our business and customers, and develop a solution customized to meet our unique needs as well as the business requirements of our retail partners.” Transplace will employ its proprietary Transportation Management System (TMS) to optimize inbound and outbound shipments, and efficiently manage the daily execution of all transportation activities, including carrier and mode selection and freight audit and payment. Access to real-time business intelligence dashboards and reporting will provide The Jobe’s Company with greater visibility of its entire operational network and support data-driven decision making.Transplace CEO Frank McGuigan added, “In today’s increasingly challenging market, it is critical for companies to have the right systems and processes in place that enable them to maintain a smooth, efficient supply chain. We are excited to partner with The Jobe’s Company and provide comprehensive logistics services and technology to help them effectively execute their transportation operations and better serve their customers.”

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Worldwide spending on Telecom Services and Pay TV Services will increase by 0.6% in 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 12 novembre 2018

A notable decrease in the growth rate compared to the rate recorded in 2017 (1.2%) is mostly the consequence of new accounting rules introduced since the start of this year: mobile operators are now obliged to completely exclude their handset sales revenues from service revenues, which has had a negative impact on service revenues although the overall effect is neutral as handset sales would have gone up. “This is, of course, just a momentary effect,” said Kresimir Alic, senior program manager, IDC Worldwide Telecom Services Database. “We believe that the growth rate will recover as soon as next year.” Over of the 2017-2022 forecast period, the market is expected to remain in a positive mood, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 0.8%. Despite this negative effect, mobile will remain the largest market segment and its share is expected to reach 52% of the total market in 2018. The mobile market is set to grow at five-year CAGR of 1.2%, driven by increased mobile data usage and expanding M2M applications, which is offsetting declines in spending on mobile voice and messaging services. The fixed data services segment is another positive contributor: it is expected to represent 22% of total spending in 2018 and is set to grow at a 4% CAGR through 2022, largely driven by the need for higher bandwidth services. Spending on fixed voice services will decline at a -5% CAGR over the forecast period and will represent less than 9% of the total market by 2022.
From a geographic perspective, IDC expects the Americas to remain the largest services market with revenues of $624 billion in 2018. Asia/Pacific will follow in second place and EMEA in third with revenues of $541 billion and $483 billion respectively. However, the latter two regions will grow much faster than the Americas, mainly driven by the emerging country markets of South Asia and Africa.A graphic illustrating IDC’s forecast for worldwide telcoms services revenue by region over the 2017-2022 forecast period is available by viewing this press release on there is still growth in some emerging markets the overall market for telecom services worldwide is now relatively mature as the latest forecasts show. “Developed and mature markets will only show marginal gains now, driven by technology migration and bandwidth needs,” said Eric Owen, group vice president, EMEA Telecommunications & Networking. “Most operators are now looking to invest in 5G and are struggling with the return on investment given the mature nature of the markets. Success will demand innovative and agile thinking from the operators coupled with some help from regulators in highly competitive markets such as Europe.”

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Blackfoot Launches Blackfoot Carrier Services

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 ottobre 2018

Blackfoot, the owner and operator of the region’s largest multigigabit network, announced the launch of Blackfoot Carrier Services, a newly formed business unit focused on the increasing demand for carrier and wholesale infrastructure and services.Blackfoot Carrier Services empowers network partners to meet their customers’ demands by delivering advanced voice and data solutions. Blackfoot’s redundant fiber network is connected to multiple Tier-1 internet providers and reliably carries service to more than 20,000 locations.“Over the last 24 months, we have experienced remarkable growth in delivering wholesale voice and data solutions to customers around the world,” said Jason Williams, CEO of Blackfoot. “By forming Blackfoot Carrier Services, we are adding more resources to our carrier services team, strengthening our relationships with leading network providers.” Blackfoot is focusing its expansion through existing partnerships in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West regions with:Fully managed carrier-class service with bandwidths up to 100 GB Last-mile Ethernet connectivity options: Fiber, Ethernet over Copper, Licensed Microwave and DSL Colocation, data center and private IP network offerings Blackfoot will be exhibiting at the 2018 INCOMPAS Show in Las Vegas, NV on October 29-31 at Kiosk 7.

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ONE CLUB Advocates for Healthy Living with New Services and Amenities

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 ottobre 2018

ONE CLUB Gulf Shores recently announced a series of new high-end offerings designed to encourage community wellness. The newly renovated luxury resort, located at 4500 Gulf Shores Parkway in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is encouraging residents and visitors to adopt a healthy lifestyle and embrace “ONENESS.” ONE CLUB community members are already flocking to the brand new ONE LIFE Fitness, a 3,500-square-foot fitness center, located on the second floor of ONE CLUB’s Clubhouse. Now anyone can take advantage of ONE CLUB Spa Weekends. Luxurious spa packages include massages and beauty services, full use of ONE CLUB’s newly renovated sauna and heated jacuzzi, smoothies made fresh at ONE CLUB’s restaurant and live music venue Bar 45, access to ONE CLUB’s scenic golf course, and full use of ONE LIFE Fitness.The renovated fitness facility offers state-of-the-art strength and cardiovascular equipment, a spacious stretching and yoga area, and top-of-the-line Peloton exercise bikes. Further embracing its commitment to community health, ONE CLUB will soon integrate an outdoor fitness circuit, making exercise part of a well-rounded self-care regimen for all.
“I believe a healthy lifestyle is sustainable only if it’s enjoyable,” said Dan Palmier, owner of ONE CLUB Gulf Shores. “Each of ONE CLUB’s new offerings was created with this concept in mind. We invite ONE CLUB residents, tourists, Gulf Shores community members and neighboring Baldwin County residents to take advantage of our wellness-focused services and be ONE.” Of course, fitness comes in many forms. With this in mind, ONE CLUB has announced the addition of Bark Park, a new dog park designed to keep our furry heroes and their owners in impeccable shape. Meanwhile residents looking for activity with a side of sophistication will soon enjoy first-class additions to ONE CLUB’s Pool and Cabana Club. The resort recently announced the groundbreaking for its much-anticipated adult lap pool and swim up Blue Agave bar, set for completion in Spring 2019. ONE CLUB is also nourishing the body with the recent addition of catering and delivery services to its new restaurant and live music venue, Bar 45. Local businesses can now take advantage of the popular dining spot’s delicious and nutritious fare.
Public offerings will continue to expand as ONE CLUB increases its presence as the go-to event venue in Gulf Shores and the surrounding areas. Leadership, team events, and weddings have proven successful at ONE CLUB’s renovated golf course. The resort also challenges everyone to play all 45 of the “Best 45 Holes in Golf.” Such additional services cater to the individual needs of neighboring groups.ONE CLUB Gulf Shores welcomes individuals looking for easy access to a fun-filled, active lifestyle. The community provides a private and dynamic setting for those hoping to relocate or purchase a second home for winter getaways.ONE CLUB has partnered with contiguous Craft Farms Golf Resort to present the “Best 45 Holes in Golf” for ONE CLUB residents and golf enthusiasts alike. The course is just a chip shot from the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Golfers are encouraged to play the famed trail and finish at the Arnold Palmer-designed “Best 45 Holes.”
The new golf renovations are accompanied by an upgraded Pro Shop. Other significant renovations to the 15,000-square-foot Clubhouse and its collection of five star amenities include putting greens, an atmospheric outdoor Surf Shack bar, two pools, and cabanas.

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KKR Forms Hospital Management Company SinoCare Group to Provide Quality Health Care Services to Patients in China

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 27 settembre 2018

Global investment firm KKR today announced the creation of SinoCare Group (“SinoCare” or the “Company”), a hospital investment and management platform company in China. SinoCare aims to provide high-quality health care services to patients in China through the acquisition, build-out and consolidation of hospitals.SinoCare will work alongside KKR to bring top medical resources and management experience that aim to improve service capabilities and operational efficiencies to health care service providers within the SinoCare platform, as well as to address the high demand for quality medical services in China. The Company will build its platform through organic growth and acquisitions. Additionally, KKR’s support will enable partner hospitals and care centers to be on the leading edge of health care technology and global best practices.In conjunction with the launch of SinoCare, KKR also announced that the Company has acquired a majority stake in leading Chinese hospital management company, HeTian Hospital Management Co. (“HeTian”). The investment will support HeTian’s continued development of new medical practice areas, its expansion plans and scope to service more patients. The partnership between HeTian and SinoCare aims to serve as a model for how Chinese health care providers can be substantially enhanced through the support of a leading international investor and increased access to global best practices and medical resources.Established by Founder and Chairman Dr. Li Fangjun, HeTian is a leading comprehensive health care provider in China. HeTian operates two general hospitals in Anhui province – Lu’An Shili Hospital and WuHe Hospital – and Lu’An HeTian Nephrosis Specialty Hospital, an operator of three dialysis centers. The group manages a total of 1,300 beds, in addition to overseeing the construction of a new hospital with 500 beds planned to be completed by 2020.SinoCare will support HeTian’s expansion and growth through acquisitions, with a focus in third- and fourth-tier cities where medical resources are scarce and quality health care services are lacking. This is consistent with the Chinese government’s encouragement of more medical resources being extended to lower-tier cities, where there is urgent need but currently limited supply and high costs for medical treatments. There are fewer than three hospital beds per 1,000 people in China’s fourth-tier and smaller cities, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

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American Shared Hospital Services to Present at the Sidoti & Company Fall 2018 Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 settembre 2018

American Shared Hospital Services (NYSE American: AMS) (the “Company”), a leading provider of turnkey technology solutions for advanced radiosurgical and radiation therapy services, today announced that Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Ernest A. Bates, M.D. and Chief Operating & Financial Officer Craig K. Tagawa will present at the Sidoti & Company Fall 2018 Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York on September 27, 2018 at 10:55 a.m. ET. The Company’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development Ernest R. Bates and Controller Alexis Wallace will also be in attendance and available to conference participants.A link to the live audio webcast will be available on the Company’s website at in the Investors Center section under Corporate. A replay of the webcast will be also be available on the Company’s website following the live presentation.

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G7 Speakers: Greater parliamentary scrutiny over intelligence services is needed

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 settembre 2018

EP Vice-President Pavel Telička is due to address the G7 Speakers’ Conference in Canada tomorrow on parliamentary oversight of intelligence activities.The Conference, gathering speakers from G7 countries’ parliaments and the European Parliament, is taking place in Halifax, Canada from 6 to 8 September and focussing on “Parliamentary Oversight and National Security”.Vice President Pavel Telička, due to address the Conference tomorrow morning on behalf of EP President Antonio Tajani, will stress the need to extend parliamentary oversight of operations by intelligence services at EU level, following increased cooperation among Member States.He will say:
“Operations of intelligence authorities fall within the competence of Member States”, but “recent events have pointed to the need to increase cooperation between national intelligence services and their supervisory bodies across the Union.” “In the European Parliament’s opinion, national parliaments should ensure meaningful oversight of intelligence activities. This implies that the committees and bodies in charge of such an oversight should have sufficient resources, technical expertise and legal means, as well as access to all relevant documents. At the same time, the European Parliament has consistently insisted, in various resolutions, on the need to strike the right balance between enhancing security, and ensuring democratic oversight.”
“It is our view that proper scrutiny should also be exerted at the EU level. In general, the European Parliament has a range of supervisory and control powers over security institutions such as Europol, Eurojust or the European Union’s Situation Centre (Sitcen). Nevertheless, we could do even more to improve democratic oversight on the European level, including developing rules for the European Parliament to have access to classified information.”

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