Andersen Global Announces Added Presence in Africa With Tadesse Kiros Law Office
Andersen Global announces an added presence in Africa with Tadesse Kiros Law Office, one of the largest law offices in Ethiopia. This collaboration with Tadesse Kiros further increases Andersen Global’s footprint in Africa, making this the eighth country in the continent in which the international association has a presence. Founder and Managing Partner, Tadesse Kiros, said, “We look forward to being able to deliver a combination of tax and legal services that are not confined geographically, as this collaboration strengthens our cross-border capabilities and will offer us great possibilities for expansion into new markets.” Founded in 1996, Tadesse Kiros Law Office is a leading legal service provider in terms of coverage and services provided. The firm advises local and international clients on issues affecting a variety of areas of law including investment, trade, and commercial agreements or transactions. Tadesse Kiros Law Office specializes in mergers and acquisitions.
Mavenir Deploys End-to-End Virtualized Network Functions on its NFV CloudRange™ Platform Worldwide
Mavenir, focused on transforming mobile network economics for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that CloudRange™, its industry leading Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and container management and orchestration (MANO) platform, has large scale live deployments with a number of Tier 1 mobile operators worldwide. Mavenir has deployed comprehensive Cloud Native Virtualized Network Functions (VNFs) such as vEPC, vSBC and vIMS, supporting VoLTE, RCS, and various IMS service applications for consumer and enterprise segments while delivering on the NFV promise of increased business agility, network elasticity and enabling new commercial opportunities. CloudRange™ allows CSPs to realize additional revenue streams by launching and scaling new services more broadly, rapidly and more efficiently. Features include.
Panasonic Is Holding Its Special Exhibition "The Moment" Officially Approved by the French Embassy in Japan
Panasonic Corporation is holding "The Moment" from October 2 to December 2, 2018. This is a special exhibition authorized as a project to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and Japan at the Panasonic Center Tokyo (3-5-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo). This exhibition is the second round for FY2018 of the“Let's Build Tokyo Together”(*) interactive activity project. It is a photographic exhibition with a primary focus on culture. The French duo Audic-Rizk, who has artistic roots in Tokyo, is expressing athletes' vitality to the max in photos and highlights their crowning moments with Panasonic's projector called Space Player. The event is also offering activities based on the theme "Sports X Photos." Through the exhibition sponsored by the French Embassy in Japan and other organizations, Panasonic will further boost cultural exchanges between France and Japan commemorating the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and globally communicate the attractiveness of sports toward the Tokyo 2020 Games and the Paris 2024 Games.
Mopria Print Technology Reaches 1 Billion Installations as Mopria Alliance Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary
The Mopria® Alliance, a global non-profit membership organization providing universal standards and solutions for print and scan, is celebrating more than 1 billion installations of Mopria print technology after founders established the Alliance five years ago. Widespread adoption of Mopria technology includes the Mopria Print Service app for Android devices and it is also pre-installed on select Amazon Fire, Huawei and ZTE devices. Additionally, Mopria technology is integrated in the Samsung Print Service for Samsung Galaxy phones, as well as the Android Default Print Service offered in Android 8 and Android 9. “The strong continued growth of Mopria shows that printing is still in demand in the modern mobile age,” said Greg Kuziej, Chairman of the Board at the Mopria Alliance. “Reaching 1 billion installations of Mopria print technology is an impressive milestone for the Mopria Alliance to hit by its fifth anniversary and all of our members.
PMI Releases Position Paper for COP8: Addresses Need for Harm-Reduction Strategies
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE:PM) is today publishing its position paper on its views surrounding the Eighth Session of the Conference of Parties (COP8) to the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (FCTC). With more than one billion people expected to be smoking in 2025, PMI is urging the WHO, the hundreds of delegates convening in Geneva this week, and the wider public health community to embrace the potential of innovative alternatives to cigarettes in order to achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals for non-communicable diseases as quickly as possible. Available on PMI.com, the position paper acknowledges that smoking prevalence is in decline, but argues that the pace of that decline could be much faster. In the paper PMI states: “The landscape of tobacco and nicotine products has evolved significantly over recent years.
PharmAbcine Announces FDA Accepts IND Application of TTAC-0001 for the Treatment of Recurrent Glioblastoma
PharmAbcine, Inc, a clinical-stage biotech company developing novel antibody therapeutics for multiple cancer indications announces that the company received “Study May Proceed Letter “ from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Investigational New Drug (“IND”) application of its flagship antibody, TTAC-0001. This enables the Company to begin opening US clinical trial sites for phase II clinical trial with bevacizumab (Avastin®) refractory recurrent GBM patients. Recurrence of GBM is inevitable and recurrent GBM (rGBM) is one of the most aggressive and has the worst prognosis. The treatment options are limited with modest activity for rGBM. Therefore, there is no universally held standard of care available till now. Patients with rGBM are suffering under cerebral edema and partially responded to bevacizumab. However, patients responded to bevacizumab ultimately become non-responder during the treatment and once patients become bevacizumab non-responder, unfortunately, there are no more therapeutic options.
Debt Default Clock Moves Closer to Midnight
Today, the Debt Default Clock Review Committee completed its second update of the Debt Default Clock. The Debt Default Clock estimates how much relative time remains before the Federal government’s fiscal policies lead to a fiscal crisis resulting in major disruption to the American economy and the treasury securities markets. The Review Committee has seen continued deterioration in the Federal government’s fiscal position since the initial assessment and has concluded that the clock now stands at four minutes to midnight. Baker Spring, Chairman of the Review Committee, said, “The Review Committee believes the large absolute amount of outstanding Federal government debt, and the burgeoning size of these obligations relative to the United States economy, along with the predominantly short-term maturity structure of Government debt, which subjects the federal government’s budget to significant refinancing risks and increasing interest rate risk, combined with the potential for foreign investor manipulation of our bond markets, all have placed the United States in an increasingly perilous fiscal position.”
IDEMIA Recognised by Westpac for “PayWear”, The Wearable Enabling Convenient Payments
IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has been awarded “Innovation Partner of the Year” by Westpac, Australia’s market leader in point of sale consumer and commercial finance. At Westpac’s supplier dinner in presence of its core suppliers from various industries, IDEMIA received an Innovation award, in recognition for the success that the PayWear product has achieved since it was launched in late 2017. Locally designed and developed by IDEMIA in Australia in close collaboration with Westpac, the Westpac PayWear is part of a new generation of payment wearables, made for everyday life. The device is waterproof, does not require recharging and is durable enough to be worn every day. The success of PayWear in the Australian market is in keeping with the immense popularity of contactless payments, with over 85% of payments occurring over contactless interfaces, whether by card, mobile phone or the new wave of wearables.