Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

NTS Ventures and IHMA Announce a Collaborative Agreement to Provide an Extensive Suite of Clinical Mycology, Antifungal and Microbiology Laboratory Services to Support Anti-infective Drug Development to the Biopharmaceutical Industry

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Dec. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NTS Ventures (NTS), a mycology and antifungal clinical research laboratory and International Health Management Associates, Inc./IHMA Europe Sàrl (IHMA), a full-service central clinical microbiology laboratory have announced a non-exclusive collaborative agreement that will provide the pharmaceutical industry with an extensive suite of mycology and antifungal testing services […]

Ambassador Ishanguliyev: Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan are strategic partners

Baku, December 4, AZERTAC

“Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan are strategic partners,” ambassador of Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan Mekan Ishanguliyev has told AZERTAC`s correspondent. Highlighting trade and economic relations, the ambassador said that the peoples of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan share common culture, roots and traditions.

“Geographically speaking, both countries are located on international transportation lines. The development of economic relations contributes to the growth of trade. Our relations are developing both in the fields of energy and transportation,” Ishanguliyev said.

The envoy recalled that high-level negotiations were held and numerous documents were signed during Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s visit to Azerbaijan on August 8-9 this year.

“These documents mainly provide for the development of economic and trade relations. I hope that they will contribute to the expansion of economic and trade relations between the two countries,” added Ishanguliyev.

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No deal in Brexit talks yet, says EU

Baku, December 4, AZERTAC

No Brexit deal has been “reached today,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Monday, according to Anadolu Agency.

Describing her as a “tough negotiator,” Juncker said his talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May were constructive but “it was not possible to reach a complete deal today.”

Juncker’s remarks came in Brussels following a meeting with May.

May said a lot of progress was made in negotiations and that they will continue before the end of the week. She did not speak of any agreement on any of the key issues, namely citizens’ rights, the Northern Ireland border, and the financial settlement.

However, earlier unconfirmed reports suggested that the U.K. is close to agreeing with the EU’s approach to the post-Brexit border issue between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

“I am confident we will conclude this positively,” May said.

Earlier in the day leaked reports suggested that the U.K. was close to agreeing to the EU’s solution to keep the U.K. region in the Customs Union and single market to avoid any hard border with Ireland.

“On the question of the border, as I’ve said many times, the best and most obvious solution would be for the U.K. to remain in the Customs Union and single market,” Varadkar said last week after a meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk in Dublin.

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WTCC set for name change in TCR link-up

Baku, December 4, AZERTAC

The World Touring Car Championship looks certain to undergo a name change as part of a deal to adopt TCR technical regulations for 2018, according to motorsport.com.

The series is set to be become known as the WTCR in an arrangement that will result in the end of the TCR International Series.

The FIA and the owners of the WTCC are understood to have agreed a licensing deal to use both TCR’s regulations and its name.

The plan is due to go before the FIA World Motor Sport Council on Wednesday for ratification.

Neither the WTCC nor the TCR organisation were able to comment on the long-rumoured link-up.

The arrangement between TCR founder Marcello Lotti and the WTCC, which is owned by Discovery Communications via Eurosport, has been on the table for some time.

Delays are understood to have centred over the intellectual property of the TCR rules and the name, but it appears that a two-year deal for the WTCC to use them has now been agreed.

The 2018 WTCR calendar is set to be made up of 10 races across four continents.

It is likely to retain the majority of the existing WTCC fixtures, but will switch to a new format of three races per weekend.

The adoption of the TCR rules gives the WTCC organisers access to a large pool of cars and manufacturers.

Eight major car makers have so far developed cars for the budget tin top category, which has spread around the world since its inception ahead of the 2015 season.

More than 600 cars have been built for a category that sets a price cap of €129,000 for its machinery.

Continuing with the TC1 regulations was never an option for the WTCC going forward after Honda made it clear that it would not build a current-shape Civic for the category.

There have been talks about a link-up with the DTM at a time when the German series is again moving towards common regulations with Super GT in Japan.

The length of the deal with TCR – which effectively covers the remaining two years of a second TC1 cycle – suggests that this idea is not dead in the long-term.

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