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Coevolve announces key new hire and expansion in European Market

Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 1:14am

SYDNEY, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Coevolve announced its expansion in the European market today, and has appointed James Halberstadt as Managing Director of EMEA, effective December 1, 2021. This marks another significant milestone in Coevolve's growth. James, who has over 20 years of experience in designing and delivering Wide Area Networks and cloud-hosted solutions for multi-national enterprise customers, will play an instrumental role in   expanding the team and rapidly growing Coevolve's already strong European and EMEA capability by leveraging Coevolve's global capabilities.

Key Points: 
  • SYDNEY, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Coevolve announced its expansion in the European market today, and has appointed James Halberstadt as Managing Director of EMEA, effective December 1, 2021.
  • Tim Sullivan, Coevolve CEO said: "This is a perfect next step as we evolve our business as the leading Co-managed Digital Infrastructure business across EMEA and globally.
  • Coevolve expects its expansion in the European market to be disruptive, as its co-managed offering provides an alternative to the traditional outdated network approaches.
  • Coevolve CTO Ciaran Roche commented: "I know first-hand from my many conversations with European companies that they expect more from a managed SD-WAN solution.

BT Selects Dubber for Unified Recording and Conversational Intelligence

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 11:45pm

MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Dubber Corporation Limited (ASX: DUB) has finalised a partnership agreement with BT that will see Dubber embedded as the default recording and conversational intelligence solution in the BT Meetings suite of managed services, spanning solutions based on Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Cisco Webex.

Key Points: 
  • The multi-year partnership agreement will see BT deliver unified call recording (UCR) to multinational organisations globally.
  • Together, BT and Dubber will help multinational organisations benefit from conversational AI at scale and eliminate the cost and complexity of legacy call recording and siloed recording services.
  • Steve McGovern, CEO, Dubber: "We are really pleased to be delivering Dubber unified recording and conversational AI as a core feature to BT, a true global telecommunications leader.
  • Dubber allows service providers to offer conversational recording from virtually any source - turning them into AI-enriched insights for compliance, revenue, customer and people intelligence.

BT Selects Dubber for Unified Recording and Conversational Intelligence

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 11:27pm

The multi-year partnership agreement will see BT deliver unified call recording (UCR) to multinational organisations globally.

Key Points: 
  • The multi-year partnership agreement will see BT deliver unified call recording (UCR) to multinational organisations globally.
  • Together, BT and Dubber will help multinational organisations benefit from conversational AI at scale and eliminate the cost and complexity of legacy call recording and siloed recording services.
  • Steve McGovern, CEO, Dubber: "We are really pleased to be delivering Dubber unified recording and conversational AI as a core feature to BT, a true global telecommunications leader.
  • Dubber allows service providers to offer conversational recording from virtually any source - turning them into AI-enriched insights for compliance, revenue, customer and people intelligence.

Franchise in UAE T20 League Acquired By Lancer Capital

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 10:00pm

DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancer Capital has made its first ever historic foray into cricket by acquiring a franchise in the UAE T20 league.

Key Points: 
  • - UAE T20 League is Emirates Cricket Board's sanctioned, flagship professional T20 League
    - The Chairman of Lancer Capital, Avie Glazer, is also an owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Co-Chairman of Manchester United
    DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Lancer Capital has made its first ever historic foray into cricket by acquiring a franchise in the UAE T20 league.
  • Khalid Al Zarooni, UAE T20 League Chairmanand Vice Chairman Emirates Cricket Board, said, "I am very excited to welcome Mr. Glazer to the UAE T20 Family!
  • This is a resounding thumbs up to the unique opportunity that the UAE T20 league offers to experienced and established sports business owners.
  • The UAE T20 League is a professional franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament with 6 franchise teams competing in a 34-match event.

S&P assigns OPEC Fund AA/A-1+, Positive Outlook

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 4:17pm

The OPEC Fund plans to expand its lending operations and is therefore seeking to diversify its funding sources, a cornerstone of the institution's Strategic Framework 2030.

Key Points: 
  • The OPEC Fund plans to expand its lending operations and is therefore seeking to diversify its funding sources, a cornerstone of the institution's Strategic Framework 2030.
  • For more than 45 years the OPEC Fund has made major contributions in alleviating poverty, strengthening communities and empowering people.
  • The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) is the only globally mandated development institution that provides financing from member countries to non-member countries exclusively.
  • The OPEC Fund was established by the member countries of OPEC in 1976 with a distinct purpose: to drive development, strengthen communities and empower people.

S&P assigns OPEC Fund AA/A-1+, Positive Outlook

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 4:12pm

The OPEC Fund plans to expand its lending operations and is therefore seeking to diversify its funding sources, a cornerstone of the institution's Strategic Framework 2030.

Key Points: 
  • The OPEC Fund plans to expand its lending operations and is therefore seeking to diversify its funding sources, a cornerstone of the institution's Strategic Framework 2030.
  • For more than 45 years the OPEC Fund has made major contributions in alleviating poverty, strengthening communities and empowering people.
  • The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) is the only globally mandated development institution that provides financing from member countries to non-member countries exclusively.
  • The OPEC Fund was established by the member countries of OPEC in 1976 with a distinct purpose: to drive development, strengthen communities and empower people.

Silexon Partners with Excelra, Deploying GOSTAR to Strengthen its AI-driven Drug Discovery and Biopharmaceutical Research Platform

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:00pm

Under the agreement, Excelra will provide ADMET and Binding Assays datasets from its GOSTAR database to Silexon.

Key Points: 
  • Under the agreement, Excelra will provide ADMET and Binding Assays datasets from its GOSTAR database to Silexon.
  • Silexon focuses on innovative biomedicines with unique target product profiles for undruggable, difficult-to-drug, and novel targets in multiple therapeutic areas.
  • We are delighted to partner with Silexonand to be part of their journey in developing the AI4D platform for drug discovery."
  • Using our AI/ML platform, we aim to address bottlenecks in drug discovery and biopharmaceutical research to ultimately deliver innovative therapeutic candidates with higher overall success rates.

Cellevolve Announces Global Partnership with QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute to Advance Novel Off-the Shelf T-cell Therapy in the First Randomized Cell Therapy Trial for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:04pm

Cellevolve Bio (the Company or Cellevolve), a development and commercialization company focused on cell therapies, today announced a broad-based collaboration with Australia-based QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and its cell therapy manufacturing facility Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics.

Key Points: 
  • Cellevolve Bio (the Company or Cellevolve), a development and commercialization company focused on cell therapies, today announced a broad-based collaboration with Australia-based QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and its cell therapy manufacturing facility Q-Gen Cell Therapeutics.
  • The initial therapeutic focus is on progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), a demyelinating disease of the central nervous system caused by JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) occurring in immunocompromised patients.
  • We are honored to partner with leading VST researcher Professor Khanna and his team at QIMR Berghofer to advance a novel, bioengineered, JCV-specific off-the-shelf T-cell therapy to the clinic in this first randomized cell therapy clinical trial.
  • Cellevolve has received initial FDA feedback for its clinical development plan for the JCPyV VST (CE-VST01-JC) and IND submission is planned for the first half of 2022.

Xponential Fitness Signs Master Franchise Agreement in New Zealand for CycleBar, StretchLab & Rumble

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF), a curator of leading boutique fitness brands across multiple verticals, announced today that it has recently signed a Master Franchise Agreement in New Zealand for three of its brands: CycleBar, StretchLab, and Rumble.

Key Points: 
  • Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF), a curator of leading boutique fitness brands across multiple verticals, announced today that it has recently signed a Master Franchise Agreement in New Zealand for three of its brands: CycleBar, StretchLab, and Rumble.
  • The New Zealand Master Franchisee, Boutique Fitness Studios NZ Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Boutique Fitness Studios Pty Ltd., Xponentials Master Franchisee in Australia for CycleBar, StretchLab and Rumble, which is run by CEO Matt Gordin.
  • New Zealand is a natural extension of our existing agreement in Australia for Cyclebar, StretchLab and Rumble.
  • These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to master franchise agreements of CycleBar, StretchLab, and Rumble in New Zealand and the anticipated growth of Xponential Fitness brands in New Zealand.

Franchise in UAE T20 League Acquired By Lancer Capital

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 2:00pm

DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Lancer Capital has made its first ever historic foray into cricket by acquiring a franchise in the UAE T20 league.

Key Points: 
  • DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Lancer Capital has made its first ever historic foray into cricket by acquiring a franchise in the UAE T20 league.
  • Khalid Al Zarooni, UAE T20 League Chairmanand Vice Chairman Emirates Cricket Board, said, "I am very excited to welcome Mr. Glazer to the UAE T20 Family!
  • This is a resounding thumbs up to the unique opportunity that the UAE T20 league offers to experienced and established sports business owners.
  • The UAE T20 League is a professional franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament with 6 franchise teams competing in a 34-match event.