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International News on October 9, 2012


  • Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls for an early general election. The recent opinion polls show favorable ratings to Netanyahu.
  • Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced 30 to 60 years on 45 counts of abuse. Judge John M Cleland delivered his verdict and added, "I'm not going to sentence you to centuries. It makes no sense for a 68-year-old man. This sentence will put you in prison for the rest of your life."
  • Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told PBS' Frontline that the controversial drone programme will save military and civilian lives.
  • The visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's generated tension as 30,000 demonstrators staged protests in Athens. The protesters blamed Germany for forcing austerity measures on Greece.
  • Bill Gates rules out running for office. Speaking at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Bill Gates said that he would continue to work for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Wipro Launches Prepaid Broadband Solution for US Cable Market
    Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), today announced the availability of ‘Wipro Accelerate’, an innovative prepaid broadband solution that enables cable system operators to reduce or eliminate cost and credit obstacles, and expand broadband services to unserved or underserved markets in the United States Business Wire India

    ZTE’s Equipment is Safe and Poses no Threat to US Telecommunications Infrastructure
    ZTE today reiterated its support for its Trusted Delivery Model and renewed its commitment to work with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (Committee), government agencies, and the private sector to address all cybersecurity concerns. Business Wire India

    PENTAX Medical Announces Debut of Next Generation High Definition (HD+) Endoscopic Platform
    PENTAX Medical, a healthcare industry leader in endoscopic imaging, will release the next generation High Definition (HD+) EPK-i7000 video processor and i10 series endoscopes during the United European Gastroenterology week from October 20-24, 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands Business Wire India

    Diamond Resorts International® Closes Acquisition of Aegean Blue
    DIAMOND RESORTS INTERNATIONAL®, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, today announced that it has closed, through its subsidiary Diamond Resorts AB Acquisition Company, Ltd, the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Aegean Blue Holdings Plc Business Wire India

    Electronic Voting, Key for Peaceful Elections in Venezuela
    “The recognition of electoral results in record time honors our work and confirms the immense value of a secure, auditable voting technology that’s recognized by all political figures Business Wire India

    Ugandan President Museveni and Aga Khan Inaugurate Bujagali Hydropower Plant
    Uganda’s President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has inaugurated the 250MW Bujagali Hydropower Plant in the presence of the Aga Khan and project partners Sithe Global, a company majority owned by a fund managed by Blackstone on behalf of its investors Business Wire India

    Terumo BCT Launches $100,000 Grant with New Blood Safety Innovation Award
    Terumo BCT has announced the launch of the Blood Safety Innovation Award. The international award is designed to support scientific and clinical research to enable new advances in blood safety in hematology, immunology and other related fields with up to $100,000 in grants Business Wire India

    Delphi Genetics Grants Merck License for the Use of the StabyExpress™ System
    Delphi Genetics SA (“Delphi”) has announced a broad licensing agreement with a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, for the use of the StabyExpress™ technology, which allows high yield, cost effective protein expression without the use of antibiotics. Business Wire India

    Cinterion Launches Multimode M2M Module on Verizon Wireless Network for Global Voice and Data Communications
    Cinterion, Gemalto’s (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) machine-to-machine (M2M) business segment and a global leader in cellular M2M communication technology, has announced the launch of PXS8. The new product is the first industrial-grade multimode M2M module to enable global roaming for voice and data communications. Business Wire India

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