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December 15, 2018

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) officially announced the accreditation of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) at its 2018 Annual Meeting which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America.

SACSCOC, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern United States, has a membership of more than 800 institutions in the Southern states and other international sites approved by SACSCOC that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and/or doctoral degrees. SACSCOC also awards accreditation to other international"...

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December 15, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced three Neutrino™ midwave infrared (MWIR) camera cores: the small, lightweight FLIR Neutrino LC and two FLIR Neutrino Performance series cores, the SX12 and QX. The latest models expand the FLIR Neutrino cooled camera core family for commercial, industrial, and defense original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and system integrators.

The Neutrino LC is FLIR’s first High Operating Temperature (HOT) MWIR camera core and the first model in the SWaP+C (Size, Weight, Power, and Cost) series. As the smallest, lightest weight,"...

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December 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- With the world’s second worst Ebola outbreak in history recently spreading to a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Merck must do more to ensure all options are on the table to fight the virus, including ensuring vaccines are available to all who need them. Although there have been marked improvements compared to the 2014 outbreak response in West Africa, a more ambitious effort is needed now in the Congo. The WHO has yet to declare the crisis an international emergency, even though it meets its own criteria for what constitutes one. Additionally, Merck Pharmaceuticals only has 300,000 doses of its proven Ebola vaccine on hand—far too little than what is needed now that the virus has reached Butembo, a sprawling urban area home to over 1 million people. WHO’s own Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response Dr. Peter Salama voiced his concerns over insufficient quantities of the vaccine just last week. AHF urges the WHO to expedite the approval process for Merck’s vaccine and the other vaccine options that have a proven to be effective against Ebola. The costs for these delays are being paid for with valuable lives—lives that can be saved with a more ambitious effort. Merck should also be stockpiling and preparing to expedite enough vaccines should the virus break ring-vaccination containment, which......

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December 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Boehringer Ingelheim announced today the first interim results of VARGADO, an ongoing non-interventional study in routine clinical practice in Germany evaluating the efficacy and safety of Vargatef® (nintedanib) and docetaxel in patients with stage III/IV locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of adenocarcinoma histology. The study consists of three cohorts, two of which allow for prior treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) either in combination with chemotherapy in the first-line or as monotherapy in the second-line of treatment. The interim results from Cohort B (first-line chemotherapy, second-line immune"...

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December 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- The Trust for the Americas has selected GSMA as a winner of the 2018 Corporate Citizen of the Americas Award in the category ‘Technical Skills for the Future of Work’ for its program ‘Tech4Girls’. The award was presented by the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, at a ceremony held last week in Washington, D.C. Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Head of North America, and Paula Ferrari, Regional Marketing Director for Latin America, received the award on behalf of the GSMA.

Tech4Girls is part of the global GSMA’s"...

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December 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has been selected by dtac, the leading mobile operator in Thailand, to offer connectivity on eSIM connected watches.

IDEMIA’s Subscription Management platform (or remote SIM provisioning) is the technology that remotely connects the embedded SIM of a smartwatch to dtac’s network without inserting a physical SIM card. Indeed, the IDEMIA Subscription Manager is a server which securely manages the lifecycle of mobile subscriptions and profiles for eSIM-ready consumer devices and wearables. This solution is compliant with"...

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December 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- The Coca-Cola Company today announced a new agreement extending a loan to Ioniqa Technologies (The Netherlands) to facilitate the development of Ioniqa’s proprietary technology to produce high-grade, recycled PET content from hard-to-recycle PET waste. The agreement is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of high-grade recycled content PET for use in bottles used by The Coca-Cola Company.

This investment supports the company’s global vision to work toward a World Without Waste, which includes a goal to create packaging made of at least 50% recycled"...

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December 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, announces an alliance with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout. The alliance further expands upon Western Union’s account payout network for sending remittances directly into customers’ mobile wallets across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. TerraPay’s low value payments network connects financial instruments internationally. The company’s interoperability engine enables customers to send and receive transactions across diverse payment instruments and platforms – enabling mobile wallets in international, regional and domestic markets. “Joining with TerraPay is a great opportunity to further diversify and expand our payment options across the globe, delivering remittances into mobile wallets,” said Sobia Rahman, global head of account payout network for Western Union. “Extending our network to TerraPay’s users will provide a convenient and automated channel that customers are looking for.” “We are excited about this new alliance with Western Union. Uniting our strengths will play a pivotal role in......

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December 14, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- Regulatory News:

Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto (the “Offer”), the publication of the Offer Document, and the joint press release of Thales and Gemalto dated 10 August 2018 in relation to the further extension of the Acceptance Period. Terms not defined in this press release will have the meaning as set forth in the Offer Document.

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December 13, 2018

Dubai’s seventh taxi franchise – and its first Chinese taxi firm – began operations on Wednesday, bringing an additional 100 taxis to the emirate’s fleet of cabs.

The firm, Oneroad Taxi, plans to expand its fleet to at least 2,000 vehicles by 2020, including limousines, ladies and special needs taxis.

“The cooperation between the UAE and China is improving and Dubai has a big and growing market with opportunities to invest,” Oneroad’s general manager is quoted as saying in Gulf News. “We would like to add value to the taxi"...

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