Daily Archives: September 23, 2015

UTi Pharma Delivers 10M Prescriptions in Under Three Years

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW), a global supply chain services and solutions provider, has dispensed 10 million chronic medication prescriptions to patients in Western Cape, South Africa, in under three years.

UTi Pharma reaches more than 255,000 public patients through 150 state health facilities in an award-winning partnership with the Western Cape Department of Health, a significant increase from the 130,000 patients served when the project commenced in 2012. The partnership’s success was recognized in last year’s South African Logistics Achiever Awards, when the design and implementation of its central dispensing unit for pharmaceuticals won highest honors.

UTi Pharma Cape Town Business Unit Manager Mike Rossi said, “Private-public projects such as this can work to significantly improve healthcare delivery to increasing numbers of patients.” The expanded service now includes all public patients within the Western Cape, not just those covered by the Cape Town Metropolitan service. Other benefits include:

— Greater convenience: With an expanded number of healthcare facilities participating, the Western Cape Department of Health is taking service to levels never before experienced in South Africa and improving efficiencies with direct deliveries.
— Shorter waiting times: Waiting times for patients collecting chronic medication have been reduced significantly. The service now has more than 2,450 community outreach sites where patients can collect their medicine parcels. These alternative sites allow for a quicker collection turn around and relieve pressure at clinics.
— Better communication: Patients with mobile phones are notified via SMS that their medication is ready for pickup.
— Better decision-making: The Department of Health is now able to access dispensing data to better inform decision-making on disease management and drug utilization trends, and to enable better insight into patient compliance, one of the most challenging healthcare issues worldwide.

About UTi Worldwide
UTi Worldwide Inc. is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management services. The company serves a large and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as the energy and mining, retail, apparel, chemical, automotive, pharmaceutical and technology industries. The company seeks to use its global network, proprietary information technology systems, relationships with transportation providers and expertise in outsourced logistics services to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients’ supply chains.

CONTACT: Katie Quinlan
Director, Global Strategic Marketing & Communications
+49 (0) 173 710 6425

XCMG Joins World’s Leading Machinery Makers In Market Dynamics Analysis At Top 50 Summit

BEIJING, Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The 2015 T50 Summit of World Construction Machinery Industry held in Beijing on September 21 released the list of the top 50 construction machinery manufacturers worldwide in which XCMG ranked eighth globally and first among Chinese construction machinery companies.

Wang Min, chairman and president of XCMG is interviewed by media at T50 Summit .

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Wang Min, chairman and president of XCMG, gave a keynote speech at the summit on the current global market of construction machinery and XCMG’s strategies to adapt in the fast changing industry.

The market for heavy machineries such as excavator, loader, crane and concrete equipment has shrunk since the historic market fluctuation in April 2011, which brought new challenges for manufacturers worldwide. Wang pointed out that the market environment is not as bad as predicted and construction machinery industry has positive prospects.

“The decline we saw in the market was actually a high dive from the previous overly inflated status, as the bubbles were deflated, we sensed the fast and serious fall in the market,” Wang explained. “This condition meant the industry was self-adjusting; there’s still space for future development.”

XCMG’s road rollers were exported to the United States, the oil cylinder for the largest tonnage excavator manufactured in China are selling in Australia, and the piling machineries has the largest market share in Turkey. Looking at the China market, Wang predicted the market demand is still quite significant.

Companies need new strategies to face the challenging global market. Wang said that the Chinese manufacturers are making an impact to the high-end market through advance technologies and upgrades in their products.

To succeed in the ever competitive construction machinery market, XCMG proposed a rational, practical and sustainable development concept that aims for professionalism and accuracy in delivering best quality products.

XCMG’s operational reform leads to shifting from a product-centered development model to providing product-based comprehensive solutions and service packages, while at the same time focusing on innovations and quality improvement through continuous technological breakthroughs such as the successful market release of kiloton all-terrain crane, 4,000-ton crawler crane, 400-ton mine excavator, 12-ton loader and also the intelligent machineries from the company’s digitalized manufacturing base.

“The new way to success requires insight, faith and strategic determination. XCMG has the confidence to reach the global construction machinery industry’s highest peak,” Wang said.

APR Energy met en service un nouveau projet au Botswana et une expansion au Sénégal

JACKSONVILLE, Floride, 18 septembre 2015 / PRNewswire — La société APR Energy plc (LSE : APR), un leader mondial en solutions d’énergie à déploiement rapide, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’elle avait complété avec succès l’installation et la mise en service de son nouveau projet de 35MW de deux ans pour la Botswana Power Corporation et l’expansion de 48MW de son projet existant pour Senelec, le service public d’électricité national du Sénégal.

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« Je souhaite féliciter nos équipes d’installation et de mise en service pour avoir tenu notre engagement envers l’excellence opérationnelle et la satisfaction du client en mettant cette nouvelle capacité en exploitation avec rapidité », a déclaré le président-directeur général, Laurence Anderson. « Ces projets vitaux contribueront à améliorer de plusieurs façons la qualité de vie des populations du Botswana et du Sénégal, en soutenant notamment les écoles et installations médicales locales. »

Le projet du Botswana, annoncé le 27 mai, fait fond sur une relation qui remonte à 2010, quand BPC a chargé APR Energy de développer une solution de 70MW pour compléter l’électricité qui était importée des pays avoisinants. Bien que la centrale ait été ensuite vendue au service public en 2014, BPC a sélectionné une nouvelle fois APR Energy quand une capacité de production supplémentaire s’est avérée nécessaire.

« Le Botswana affronte actuellement des défis en termes d’approvisionnement en électricité et le délestage est donc à l’ordre du jour. Ces 35MW supplémentaires contribueront grandement à redresser la situation », a expliqué Franklin Modisenyane, président des projets d’expansion de BPC. « APR a fait preuve d’un haut niveau de professionnalisme. La qualité est clé et les normes de sécurité sont strictement respectées. En travaillant avec un gestionnaire de projet dédié, le projet a pu être livré dans les délais prévus. »

Au Sénégal, l’ajout de 48MW de nouvelle capacité de production inclut des modules générateurs diesel redéployés depuis la Libye. L’expansion, annoncée le 9 juillet, porte la capacité installée de la société à 68MW pour Senelec.

La société est actuellement sous contrat pour fournir environ 300MW de capacité de production en Afrique, y compris des projets pour des services publics d’électricité en Angola et au Mali, et pour soutenir le développement d’une installation industrielle majeure en Egypte.

À propos d’APR Energy
APR Energy est le premier fournisseur mondial d’électricité par turbines mobiles à déploiement rapide. Nos solutions d’énergie multiservices rapides et flexibles offrent à nos clients un accès rapide à une source d’électricité fiable quand et où ils en ont besoin, aussi longtemps qu’ils en ont besoin. En combinant une technologie d’avant-garde, économe en carburant, à une expertise de pointe, nos centrales clés en main évolutives contribuent au fonctionnement de villes, de pays et d’industries du monde entier, tant sur les marchés développés que sur les marchés en développement. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter le site Web de la société sur www.aprenergy.com.

Galerie de photos de presse

Pope and Xi Come to DC

The Pope and Chinese Premier both make their inaugural visits to the USA. The Pope arrived in DC yesterday afternoon, the first leg of a four day visit that includes addressing congress on Thursday and the UN Sustainable Development Goals summit on Friday. Meanwhile, Xi Jinping arrived in Seattle on Tuesday where he was to meet with Bill Gates and an assortment of business leaders. In DC, Obama and Xi are expected to talk climate change.

Good Rundown of the Xi visit. (Reuters http://reut.rs/1Ku1Xf2)

Useful Day-by-Day Breakdown of the pope’s visit to the USA. (USA Today  http://usat.ly/1V93om2)

Long read of the day: A year ago, 43 students disappeared in Mexico after they were attacked by the police in the middle of the night, and their relatives are still looking for answers. BuzzFeed News’ Karla Zabludovsky tells the story of a year of grief for the Abraján family. http://bzfd.it/1L3plmX

All the News Not Fit to Print…The local printer of the International New York Times decided not to publish Tuesday’s edition in Thailand because of an article on the future of the Thai monarchy that it called “too sensitive to print” in the country, where strict laws limit open discussion of the royal family. (AP http://yhoo.it/1PozmJc)

Burkina Faso in Turmoil

The leader of a coup in Burkina Faso said on Tuesday he was still in charge despite the passing of a deadline set by loyalist soldiers for his forces to surrender or face attack. (Reuters http://bit.ly/1PoubZP)

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday that events in Burkina Faso, where loyalist soldiers moved to disarm the leaders of a coup last week, had undermined international efforts to negotiate a peaceful end to the crisis. (Reuters http://bit.ly/1PoudB2)

The head of Burkina Faso’s transitional parliament, who has declared himself the West African nation’s interim leader, issued a decree on Tuesday dissolving the elite presidential guard, which carried out a coup last week. (Reuters http://bit.ly/1Poueok)

Burkina Faso’s Yacouba Isaac Zida, who had been held hostage since a coup led by the West African nation’s elite presidential guard last week, was freed on Tuesday, an advisor and a senior army officer loyal to the government said. (Reuters http://bit.ly/1LtOTYZ)


Cameroon’s army killed 11 Boko Haram militants in clashes in the northern town of Amchide early on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence said. (Reuters http://bit.ly/1Jn868J)

Several people were wounded as supporters of rival political factions clashed in northern Guinea, witnesses said Monday, as tension mounts in the race to elect a new president. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1LtTESz)

Mali’s government says it is postponing regional elections that have been opposed by a separatist group in the north. (AP http://yhoo.it/1Ktd6wz)

Northern Kenya, an arid region inhabited by nomadic pastoralists, is increasingly prone to droughts, a problem that has depleted livestock, water and pasture. Migration during drought periods exposes animals to diseases as they converge on remaining grazing land and watering points. (Reuters http://bit.ly/1NRft03)

Even as an international court tries Bosco Ntaganda for alleged war crimes, other ex-rebels hold key posts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, from President Joseph Kabila to government ministers, senators and generals. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1LtTMkS)

China’s Shanghai Zendai Property on Tuesday launched the first phase of an $6.4 billion new city project in South Africa, saying the slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy would not affect construction. (Reuters http://bit.ly/1NRfqRR)

A Somali man has filed a complaint against the German government alleging it is partly responsible for the death of his herdsman father in a 2012 U.S. drone stroke. (AP http://yhoo.it/1V7TtlL)

In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania many people without formal addresses are denied access to services and a legal identity. But technology is set to change that. (Guardian http://bit.ly/1OsAwGd)


Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused Egypt’s military of having “violated international law” through mass home demolitions and evictions over the past two years along its border with Gaza. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1PozjgE)

Half of school-aged Syrian refugees in Lebanon will receive a free education under a new campaign launched Monday by the host country and the UN’s child and refugee agencies. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1LtTH0A)

The U.N. envoy to Libya has presented the country’s warring factions a final draft of a peace deal and urged all parties to accept it. (AP http://yhoo.it/1PozlFk)


Protests against Nepal’s new constitution were abating, Nepal said Tuesday, just hours after police opened fire on a crowd and injured three in the east of the Himalayan nation. (AP http://yhoo.it/1Ktd08n)

The Indian government backtracked Tuesday on a proposed requirement for all messages sent on social media and mobile chatting apps to be saved for several months as a way of defeating encryption technology. (AP http://yhoo.it/1LtUIWA)

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Tuesday denied there was ever a policy for forces to ignore Afghan officials’ sexual abuse of minors, days after a newspaper reported troops were told to look the other way to preserve relations with allies. (Reuters http://yhoo.it/1PoArRb)

The Asian Development Bank cut its growth forecast for the region’s developing economies, citing a softer outlook for China and India and a delayed recovery in the world’s advanced industrialized nations. (AP http://yhoo.it/1PozdW7)

On the occasion of World Car Free Day, India’s business hub of Gurgaon adjoining New Delhi experimented with encouraging people to leave their vehicles at home. It was not entirely successful, but was hailed as a much needed initiative to reduce alarming levels of pollution and traffic woes in Indian cities. (VOA http://bit.ly/1Poz9pq)

The Americas

Hillary Clinton has come out in opposition of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. (NBC http://nbcnews.to/1V93Bpa)

Colombia and Venezuela have agreed to restore diplomatic dialogue and oversee “progressive normalization” of their border, after a meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his counterpart Nicolas Maduro. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1LtTHh1)

There has been a surge of murders in El Salvador, one of the world’s most violent countries, since the breakdown a year ago of a 2012 gang truce between the Barrio 18 criminal group and their rivals, the Mara Salvatrucha. And teachers and children are among the new targets. (VOA http://bit.ly/1PoyXGD)

…and the rest

Europe can expect a record one million people to request asylum this year as refugees flee war Syria and Iraq in droves, and EU leaders must set their differences aside to meet the challenge, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said. (Reuters http://yhoo.it/1LtTOt3)

A European Union proposal to find spaces for 120,000 refugees will not work unless reception facilities are provided for tens of thousands at any time, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday. (Reuters http://yhoo.it/1Ktd4ER)

Deep in a tranquil Dutch forest a transformation is taking place, as the Netherlands scrambles to set up camp for thousands of migrants who will start arriving this week. (AFP http://yhoo.it/1PozmsJ)


New Goals at the UN Reflect Failure of Imagination for International Development (Truthout http://bit.ly/1PosEmE)

Can Burkina Faso — Africa’s most coup-prone state — become a stable democracy? (Monkey Cage http://wapo.st/1LtNWQs)

Surprised that Syrian refugees have smartphones? You’re an idiot (The Independent http://ind.pn/1V7PHJg)

South-South Cooperation Crucial for Sustainable Development Goals (IPS http://bit.ly/1PotNKI)

There is no place for malnutrition in the 21st century (Guardian http://bit.ly/1gK5FpT)

The rocky road to democracy in Burkina Faso (IRIN http://bit.ly/1V7TLsU)

Public Interest, Private Sponsors (ActionAid http://bit.ly/1LtNQZ8)

How we made Mozambique mine-free (Guardian http://bit.ly/1V7Swdk)

Wanted – a Binding International Instrument On Business and Human Rights (Fahamu http://bit.ly/1V7UbzG)

Why South Africa is primed for fundamental political realignment (The Conversation http://bit.ly/1LtWIOD)