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February 17, 2020

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Western Union Launches Worldwide Coronavirus Relief Drive

(AETOS Wire)-- Today, Western Union (NYSE: WU) a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, and the Western Union Foundation announced a USD $1M global matching challenge to help fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) and for relief in China and other affected countries. The combined Western Union and Western Union Foundation match will be up to USD $500,000. The Western Union Foundation is accepting contributions from Western Union employees, Agents, customers, and the public, across the globe between now and April 14, 2020. The aid will be pledged to local and global NGOs, including Give2Asia and International Medical Corps* for ongoing relief efforts in China and other impacted nations throughout the world, including to purchase supplies, equipment and frontline medical treatment. As of February 13, 46,997 individuals are estimated to have been infected with COVID-19, with 1,368 deaths globally (46,550 cases and 1,368 deaths in China), according to the World Health Organization. “Western Union is a global company and we support our customers,......

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February 17, 2020

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1.86 Customer Minutes Lost (CML) of Electricity per Year in Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved a new world record in electricity Customer Minutes Lost (CML) per year. DEWA recorded 1.86 minutes, in Dubai, compared to around 15 minutes recorded by leading electricity companies in the European Union. This is a new addition to DEWA’s record of international achievements in electricity and water services.

“At DEWA, we work according to the vision and directives of our leadership"...

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February 13, 2020

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Ecobank Group enters cross-border remittance partnership with Alipay

Pan-African bank, Ecobank, has signed a cross-border remittance agreement with Alipay, the world's payment and lifestyle platform that aims to bring more inclusive financial services by providing a fast, safe, affordable and convenient way for workers to transfer money back home.

The partnership will facilitate instant transfers from Rapidtransfer, Ecobank's remittance solution, to users of Alipay, which serves more than 1.2 billion people"...

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February 11, 2020

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30 Teams to Vie for Honors at US$5-Million Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge 2020 in Abu Dhabi

Khalifa University of Science and Technology, organizers of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge, announced a total of 30 teams will be competing for honors at MBZIRC 2020, the second edition of US$5-million biennial competition to be held from 23-25 February in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in parallel with the 4th edition of Unmanned System Exhibition (UMEX) and Simulation & Training Exhibition and Conference (SIMTEX) 2020.

Around 500"...

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February 10, 2020

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New Report by Arthur D. Little Highlights the Need for Greater Reconfiguration in the Telecoms Industry

(AETOS Wire)-- Arthur D. Little (ADL) has published its annual telecoms study, which highlights the need for greater reconfiguration in the global telecoms industry. Backed by client conversations, a global survey and interviews targeting investors, board members and senior executives of telecom operators, the study has revealed that inorganic growth options are a viable tool for operators to survive in the challenging telecoms market, with more than 90 percent of respondents agreeing."...

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February 10, 2020

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Aptorum Group Announces Further Positive Data For Its ALS-4 Small Molecule Anti-virulence (Non-bactericidal) Drug Candidate For The Treatment of Infections Caused By Staphylococcus Aureus and On Track Targeted For IND Submission in H2 2020

(AETOS Wire)-- Aptorum Group Limited (NASDAQ: APM) (“Aptorum Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics to address global unmet medical needs, announces further positive data from its current investigational new drug (IND)-enabling studies for ALS-4, a small drug molecule candidate indicated for the treatment of infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (or “S. aureus”), including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus"...

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February 10, 2020

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Aptorum Group Announces Significant Progress of Repurposed Drug Candidate, SACT-1 for Neuroblastoma Targeting IND Submission in H2 2020

(AETOS Wire)-- Aptorum Group Limited (Nasdaq: APM) (“Aptorum Group”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutics to address global unmet medical needs, announces positive data and development in relation to its repurposed drug candidate, SACT-1, for the treatment of neuroblastoma, a rare type of childhood cancer that develops in infants and young children. Subject to completion of current validation studies, Aptorum Group plans to leverage"...

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February 10, 2020

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GSMA Update on Coronavirus

(AETOS Wire)-- The GSMA knows that the Coronavirus has created disruption, in particular for exhibitors and attendees from around the world, including the 5-6,000 (5-6%) who have historically attended from China. Our sympathy goes to all those affected. We are grateful for the preventative measures our Chinese exhibitors have put in place, notably ZTE and Huawei. Today, the GSMA is moving ahead as planned and will host MWC Barcelona 24-27 February 2020. While the GSMA confirm some"...

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February 10, 2020

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GEZE Donates 200,000 Trees

Under the motto of 'Donations instead of Gifts', Brigitte Vöster-Alber, Chief Executive Officer of GEZE GmbH in Leonberg, delivered a donation cheque for 200,000 trees to the organization Plant-for-the-Planet on 11 December 2019. As in recent years, GEZE decided to give its customers a very special gift: contributing to protecting the environment by planting trees. The organization Plant-for-the-Planet plants trees, which helps to break down CO2. Our partners in the Middle East region were honored to receive"...

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February 5, 2020

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World Bank funds Lesotho, boosts efforts to improve electricity access

Thousands of Basotho living in rural and peri-urban areas will have better access to reliable and affordable electricity as a result of $40 million in new financing from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) and an additional $12.9 million from the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program (SREP) for the country’s energy sector.

The Lesotho Renewable Energy and Energy Access Project, which is largely targeted at people"...

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