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ABB pioneers microgrid solution for installation on offshore platform

ABB will provide Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company, with a PowerStore™ Battery storage system that is capable of remote management of operations and service. The system will be installed on the Goodwyn A platform. This innovative ABB solution will contribute to ...

IFC Innovation Day Introduces Korean Startups and Funds to Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Digital revolution in   emerging markets such as Southeast Asia could create investment opportunities worth billions of dollars for Korean startups and venture capital funds. Working with multilaterals can help them explore opportunities and overcome challenges of global expansion, said experts at ...

Aviva launches the Smooth Managed Fund available through the Pension Portfolio on the Aviva adviser platform.

The new fund launch follows an increase in demand for investment funds that offer some protection against market volatility. The Smooth Managed Fund is designed to deliver growth over the medium to long term, employing a 'smoothing' process to shelter clients from some of the impact of adverse ...

American Express to Provide Additional Flexibility to Merchants by Eliminating Signature Requirements Worldwide

American Express today announced it is eliminating the requirement for merchants to collect Card Members' signatures for all purchase transactions at the point of sale beginning in April 2018. The move, which applies globally to all American Express-accepting merchants, will help provide a more ...

GSO to Launch New Direct Lending Business; Announces Transition Plan for FS Investments Funds

GSO Capital Partners LP , Blackstone's credit platform, today announced that it will launch a new, fully integrated, internal direct lending business - combining the firm's superior origination and investment capabilities in this area with its industry-leading institutional and retail distribution ...

HarperAudio to Publish Spin, an Original Audiobook Musical Based on Rumplestiltskin

HarperAudio, the audio imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced that it will release  Spin, The Audiobook Musical  on January 9, 2018.  Spin  is a witty, musical re-imagining of Grimm's fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin, created by Broadway veterans Neil Fishman and Harvey Edelman, ...

2018 Children's Book Trends: Scholastic Book Clubs Editors Predict Next Year's Top Hits

Scholastic, , the global children's publishing, education and media company, released its annual predictions of top trends and themes in children's books for 2018. Curated by  Scholastic Book Clubs  editors, this list aims to help families discover new books to add to their home libraries, as well ...

10 Live Action Shorts Advance in 2017 Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards.  A record 165 pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their ...

BNY Mellon's CSR Report Wins 2017 Inspire Award

BNY Mellon's most recent report detailing its  corporate social responsibility   efforts, “Invested in Change,” has been named one of the Top 100 Corporate Publications and received a Silver Award from the  League of American Communications Professionals   in its 2017 Inspire Awards ...

Royal Ontario Museum Reopens its Weston Heritage Doors onto Queen's Park December 12

Today, the  Royal Ontario Museum   officially reopens its heritage Weston Entrance on Queen's Park, providing visitors with an additional entrance way into the Museum, while reconnecting the City's landmark cultural institution to one of Canada's most prominent addresses. To mark this milestone, ...

New Mastercard Digital Platform Offers Holistic Management for Prepaid Accounts

In our fast-paced lives, each one of us is juggling a lot - careers, relationships, social events, families, the list is endless. So why should we stress about banking and trying to manage multiple apps? Why not have one centralized, secure account to cover all of our banking needs?  Mastercard has ...

The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, under the patronage of the President of the French Republic launch One Planet Fellowship

The BNP Paribas Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in partnership with the Agropolis Foundation, and under the auspices of the French ministry of Higher education, Research and Innovation, today announced the creation of  One Planet Fellowship, a $15 million 5-year programme. ...

Study Reveals High Relationship Quality in Same-Sex Couples

A new  Family Relations   study provides robust evidence against deep-rooted social perceptions of same-sex relationships being conflictual, unhappy, and dysfunctional. In the study of 25,348 individuals in the United Kingdom and 9,206 individuals in Australia, the level of relationship quality ...

Arimah, Clemmons, Tallent Our Three 2017 NBCC John Leonard Prize Finalists

The  National Book Critics Circle  has announced the finalists for the 2017 John Leonard Prize, which honors the first book in any genre, with Penguin Random House imprints publishing three of the six nominated titles:  WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY  by Lesley Nneka Arimah WHAT WE ...

Wolters Kluwer Thought Leader Discusses Leading Digital Transformation at LawTech Webinar

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.  will have a significant presence at Aistemos' 'Lawtech-The Era of Digital Transformation' webinar on Wednesday, December 13. David Bartolone, Vice President and General Manager of the International Group for Wolters Kluwer, will give a presentation on ...

Thomson Reuters Partners with ASTRI to Support the HKMA-ASTRI FinTech Innovation Hub

Thomson Reuters is partnering with the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute to help accelerate the development of FinTech innovation by bringing technology, tools and content to the Innovation Hub launched jointly by ASTRI and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority . ASTRI was ...

Pearson Updates Nursing Textbook Issue

Pearson is taking promised steps to correct and replace copies of our Concepts in Nursing series following the discovery of inappropriate material in the text earlier this fall. We have removed that offensive material, undertaken a comprehensive review of the three volume series and have reprinted ...

National Geographic Announces Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

Selected from over 11,000 entries, a wildlife photo of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia's Tanjung Puting National Park has been selected as the grand-prize winner of the  2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The photo, titled “Face to face in a river in ...

Interbrand launches first-ever Best Sri Lankan Brands

Bank of Ceylon, People's Bank and Dialog Axiata have been named by Interbrand as the three most valuable brands of Best Sri Lankan Brands 2017. The leading brand consultancy, Interbrand, has identified 20 brands are showing significant growth in their respected marketplaces. The team has noted 2017 ...

TomTom Provides Final Transaction Update and Completes Share Buyback Programme

TomTom today announced that it has repurchased 728,643 ordinary TomTom shares at an average price of € 8.89 per share in the period from 4 December 2017 up to and including 8 December 2017. The aggregate consideration of this repurchase was € 6.48 million. Details on the share buyback ...

Deploy your digital payment solution securely and easily via Gemalto's platform connected to Mastercard® and Visa

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that its  Trusted Service Hub   can now offer a single gateway enabling issuers to connect to the Mastercard and Visa tokenization services, simplifying the way financial institutions can launch  mobile payment services. Banks and other ...

Akamai Identified as A DDoS Mitigation Leader by Independent Research Firm

Akamai Technologies, Inc. , the world's largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, today announced that it was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in: The Forrester Wave™: DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q4 2017 evaluation. In this evaluation, Akamai was cited as ...

Danny Ocean's “Me Rehúso” Breaks Record for Latin Song with Most Weeks on Spotify's Top 50 Global Chart

Danny Ocean's “Me Rehúso” has broken the record to become the Latin song with the most weeks on Spotify's Top 50 Global chart, surpassing Luis Fonsi's “Despacito” ft. Daddy Yankee. “Me Rehúso” entered the chart on April 1st, and has now logged 36 weeks and ...

International Focus: Israel

Israel, China Agree to Clean Agricultural Tech Agreement In an effort to boost the amount of clean energy and agricultural technology exported from Israel to China, China signed a $300 million trade agreement in September. The deal focuses on selling “clean meat” , also known as lab ...

Avaya's Industry-Leading Contact Center Solution to Help 62nd Annual NORAD Tracks Santa Set New World Record

Avaya is preparing its industry-leading Avaya Customer Engagement technology to help set a new record at the 62nd annual NORAD Tracks Santa, scheduled to start on December 24 and end on Christmas Day, December 25.  During the 23-hour period in 2016, more than 1,400 hotline volunteers answered a ...

Huawei Announces Research Partnership with Trinity College

Huawei, the global ICT leader, today announced a new research partnership with Trinity College Dublin as part of its growing R&D footprint in Ireland. At an event at Trinity College Dublin, Guo Ping, Huawei Deputy Chairman & Rotating CEO, also announced the expansion of the company's Cork R&D ...

Cisco Spark with AT&T Simplifies Communication for Businesses Like Never Before

Thanks to  Cisco SparkTM  with AT&T*, once disparate collaboration tools are now combined in one application, providing a continuous work stream across multiple devices - anywhere, anytime. The solutions is the next evolutionary step for businesses looking to improve collaboration and boost ...

Science Channel Journeys Deeper into the Inner Workings of the Cosmos in a New Season of Longest Running Space Series HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS Premiering January 9 At 10 PM ET/PT

Science Channel's longest running and most popular space series is returning in January to delve deeper into the cosmic exploration of our planet, Solar System, and galaxy. HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS is back for its sixth season as astronomers and experts examine the building blocks and inner workings ...

Hirshhorn Announces Major Exhibition of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's Acclaimed “Pulse” Series

The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse,” an exhibition featuring the interactive artwork of Mexican Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, on view Oct. 2018 through spring 2019. Three major installations from Lozano-Hemmer's ...

Discourse on the Expulsion of the Acadians from their Homeland

The Seven Years' War between France and Britain resulted in a harsh change to Nova Scotia, previously named Acadie, especially to its Acadian inhabitants. Ollie Ann Porche Voelker, a former educator, portrayed the expulsion of Acadians from their homeland in her historical fiction, A Silver Lining: ...

NEO Tech Design Team Wins Industry Award for Creative Solutions That Accelerate Time-to-Market

NEO Tech, a leading provider of manufacturing technology and supply chain solutions for brand name OEMs in the industrial, medical and aerospace & defense markets, announces that it earned an Annual Creativity in Electronics Award for its innovations in the electronics industry that have improved ...

Japan's CCI Adopts People-Based Identity Solution from Drawbridge & Mitsui

Japan's Cyber Communications Inc. has selected the Connected Consumer Graph® from Drawbridge, the leading people-based identity management company, in partnership with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., to strengthen its cross-device advertising product. CCI will make people-based audience data and analytics ...

Operation Cease Fire

War is everywhere. The growing threats of war have raised rumors of the possibility of a third world war. But World War II veteran David Meakes says there's a way to avoid it. He shares it in his book, Perspective: The Golden Rule. -   - The ninety-five-year-old war veteran served in the military ...

Fintech Company, Deserve, Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification

Deserve, a credit card designed for Generation Z, has successfully completed the stringent Service Organization Control 2 Type II examination to verify the suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of the company's security controls. -   - Used by global technology companies such as ...

The Red Dot jury has been selected: Thomas Lockwood will enrich the expert panel once again

The registration phase of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 is in full swing and the Red Dot jury, the heart of the competition, has already been selected. Thomas Lockwood, a thought leader at integrating design and innovation practice into business, will once again be part of the expert panel. ...

- National Geographic Announces Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

Selected from over 11,000 entries, a wildlife photo of an orangutan crossing a river in Indonesia's Tanjung Puting National Park has been selected as the grand-prize winner of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. The photo, titled “Face to face in a river in ...

Whitehall Offices - High End Business Centre Opens in Mississauga, ON, Canada

Whitehall Offices, provider of small and medium furnished offices on monthly rentals with no long term commitment has opened in the heart of Mississauga. With a square footage of over 14,000 sq. ft this facilities offers a trendy workspace for professionals. Adnan Khan, the President of Whitehall ...

High Energy 3D Accumulator Expanding to the United States

A   Czech Republic company involved in applied research and commercialization of battery technologies is expanding into the United States. The expansion process has already kicked off, following a series of high powered negotiations which has seen a successful establishment of the subsidiary HE3DA ...

New Jersey Author Dawn Sipos to Sign Books at Prestigious Book Event in New York

  - Sipos, the author of a children's book titled Leola The Tailless Cub , is expected to attend America's largest annual book trade fair for a scheduled book signing session on June 2 at 12:30-01:30 PM at the Javits Center in New York. The 2018 BookExpo will take place on May 30 until June 2. -   ...

The Hurt, Hope, and Healing in Adversity

Author Kathy Hardy knows about the highs and lows of raising a large family, with three children who suffer from chronic illnesses, alongside five healthy ones.  Her book Comfort gives a glimpse of what it's like to take care of them. -   - Through her book, Hardy enables readers to understand and ...

Inception Companies Hires Television and Film Producer Damon Gambuto as Executive Producer of Kampfire

The Inception Companies announce that Damon Gambuto, a longtime producer for television and film, has joined Kampfire as Executive Producer. In his new role Damon will work in partnership with Kampfire's award-winning Creative Director, Kennedy, and will have full responsibility for the group's ...

Apple and Chicago join forces to bring coding opportunities to city's students

Apple today announced that it is working with the city of Chicago to bring coding opportunities to Chicago's nearly 500,000 students through a citywide expansion of Apple's Everyone Can Code program. The initiative in Chicago was designed in collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Chicago, Chicago ...

Verizon opens 5G incubator in the heart of NYC's 'Silicon Alley,' announces initial participants

Verizon has opened a 5G-enabled  Open Innovation  lab in New York's Silicon Alley to work with startups and academics to unlock new use cases and experiences through trials and prototypes using Verizon's pre-commercial 5G technology.   The 5G-enabled lab space was created through a unique ...

NTT Communications Named Leader in IaaS and UCaaS by ISG

NTT Communications Corporation  , the information and communications technology solutions business within the  NTT Group  , today announced that it has been named a Leader in both Infrastructure as a Service and Unified Communications as a Service quadrants by Information Services Group , a ...

Dynamic Workplace Release 6: Smooth workplace migration to the cloud

The new version of Dynamic Workplace, the Workplace-as-a-Service offering from T-Systems, is available now: With Release 6, T-Systems has made the solution even more flexible, to adapt to customers' needs and enable them to migrate their workplaces to the  cloud  as simply as possible.  The ...

BT and Symantec partner to provide best-in-class endpoint security protection

BT, one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, and Symantec, the world's leading cyber security company, today announced the availability of new endpoint protection solution for BT's business customers. Symantec's best-in-class endpoint security technologies have ...

Bayonetta 3, The Legend of Zelda DLC news revealed during The Game Awards

Nintendo received a number of honors at The Game Awards in Los Angeles, winning the awards for Game of the Year for   The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wil d, Best Family Game for  Super Mario Odyssey  and Best Handheld Game for  Metroid: Samus Returns.  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the ...

Toshiba Turbine Shipments Reach Milestone of 200,000MW

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation today announced reaching a major milestone in its power systems business: the shipment of turbines with a cumulative 200,000 megawatts output capacity.  The total represents the achievements of Keihin Product Operations, Toshiba ESS's ...

Fujitsu Develops WAN Acceleration Technology Utilizing FPGA Accelerators

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of WAN acceleration technology that can deliver transfer speeds up to 40Gbps for migration of large volumes of data between clouds, using servers equipped with field-programmable gate arrays . Connections in wide area networks between clouds ...

Corning to Acquire Substantially All of 3M's Communication Markets Division

Strengthens global market reach and expands high-bandwidth portfolio Corning Incorporated announced today that it has entered into agreements with 3M to purchase substantially all of 3M's Communication Markets Division in a cash transaction valued at approximately $900 million. The acquisition ...