eCoachBasketball, Powered by the National Basketball Coaches Association, Instructional App Launching Today on iOS

NEW YORK, NY—(Marketwired – January 03, 2018) – The National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA), in alliance with eCoach, launches the eCoachBasketball instructional platform today on iOS, allowing athletes, coaches, parents and others globally to learn the game from the sport's greatest teachers — current and former NBA Head and Assistant Coaches. Powered by a robust digital coaching platform, the eCoachBasketball App integrates the world's most comprehensive short–form library of video tips and drills featuring NBA coaches for basketball skills instruction into an innovative digital curriculum.

The free eCoachBasketball App is now available on iOS for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. The free download includes video–recording and digital tools for self–analysis and coaching, private lockers to store athlete videos, a media center that features free tips and drills and never before seen footage and interviews from the NBA Coaches. Membership plans provide unlimited access to the exclusive tips and drills instructional library and are offered at $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually and are available through in–app purchases.

The tips and drillslibrary includes hundreds of video instructional segments, produced exclusively for eCoachBasketball, where the NBA Coaches share their expertise through a comprehensive curriculum of topics to teach athletes and coaches of all levels the best way to improve your basketball playing and coaching skills. With over 100 tips and drills to start, and new videos added weekly, monthly and annual memberships will provide the user access to hundreds of new and exclusive tips and drills and insider basketball expertise.

“This technology and content is unprecedented and will totally change the way we communicate our game to the rest of the world. In my 12 years as President of the NBCA, this is without question the most exciting endeavor we have been a part of,” said Rick Carlisle, President of the National Basketball Coaches Association and Head Coach of the Dallas Mavericks.

“eCoach gives us an opportunity to share what we have learned with coaches and players around the world. For somebody like me, who's constantly looking for new ways to improve, new ways to do things, better ways to develop our players, there's now a library of information that I can access quickly and easily,” added Stan Van Gundy, Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons.

eCoachBasketball, Powered by the National Basketball Coaches Association, will soon be available to consumers across multiple platforms in addition to iOS including Android, Apple TV, and online via any computer. To learn more visit

About the NBCA

The National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) is the labor association that represents basketball coaches in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Founded in 1976 by legendary Boston Celtics player and coach, Tommy Heinsohn, the NBCA consists of all NBA Head Coaches, Assistant Coaches and alumni, and works closely with the NBA on all matters that pertain to the coaching profession.

About eCoach

eCoach provides access to a growing number of the best sports coaches in the world through mobile applications and online. Player development is accelerated through a digital platform that provides free state–of–the–art video analysis coaching tools, subscription access to elite coaches, immersive video instructional content, and interactive player–coach engagements that extend the traditional in–person sports instruction model. No longer will the barriers of time, distance, or financial resources limit players, coaches and parents from accessing the top instructors and trainers in their respective sports.

INFINITI Reports All-Time U.S. Annual Record Sales

NASHVILLE, TN—(Marketwired – January 03, 2018) –

  2017 2016 % Change
December Sales 16,379 18,198 –10.0
Total Sales 153,415 138,293 10.9

INFINITI today reported all–time record sales of 153,415 vehicles in the U.S. for the year, an increase of 11 percent over 2016. For December, INFINITI sold 16,379 vehicles, down 10 percent.

Sales of the QX30 premium active crossover increased 12 percent with 830 vehicles delivered – its best December and an increase of 524 percent for its best year. The QX80 full–size SUV increased 24 percent to 2,516 for its all–time best month and up seven percent for the year. Overall, INFINITI crossovers and sport utility vehicle sales increased 14 percent for the year.

  Dec Dec Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD
  2017 2016 % chg 2017 2016 % chg
INFINITI Total 16,379 18,198 –10.0 153,415 138,293 10.9
Q40 0 0 —– 0 59 –100.0
Q50 5,583 5,794 –3.6 40,739 44,007 –7.4
Q60 869 1,018 –14.6 10,751 3,970 170.8
Q70 406 580 –30.0 5,772 5,872 –1.7
QX30 830 740 12.2 14,093 2,259 523.9
QX50 1,785 2,026 –11.9 16,857 16,973 –0.7
QX60 4,098 4,928 –16.8 40,444 42,120 –4.0
QX70 292 1,086 –73.1 6,878 6,261 9.9
QX80 2,516 2,026 24.2 17,881 16,772 6.6
Car 6,858 7,392 –7.2 57,262 53,908 6.2
CUV/SUV 9,521 10,806 –11.9 96,153 84,385 13.9


INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017. INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi–Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.

INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver–assistance technologies. From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula 1® team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.

More information about INFINITI and its industry–leading technologies can be found at You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

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Angiochem and Xinogen to Enter License Agreement

HONG KONG, CHINA and MONTREAL, QC—(Marketwired – January 03, 2018) – Angiochem Inc. and Xinogen (Hong Kong) Pharma Co. Ltd. (“Xinogen”), a wholly–owned subsidiary of Beijing Shenogen Pharma Group Ltd. entered a license and collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize ANG1005 in China for treatment of patients with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis from breast cancer. Xinogen was granted exclusive rights to develop and commercialize ANG1005 in the Greater China region. In return, Angiochem will receive upfront and milestone payments as well as a royalty based on future product sales.

Angiochem is currently developing ANG1005 for treatment of leptomeningeal carcinomatosis from breast cancer. The company's next clinical trial is due to start in 2018. “Angiochem is looking forward to collaborating with Xinogen,” said John Huss, Executive Chairman of Angiochem. Dr. Kun Meng, CEO of Beijing Shenogen Pharma Group Ltd., also expressed his enthusiasm and confidence about collaborating with Angiochem.

About Angiochem:

Angiochem is a clinical–stage biotechnology company discovering and developing new breakthrough peptide drug conjugates that leverage the LRP–1 mediated pathway to cross the BBB to treat neurological diseases. These new compounds have the potential to address significant medical needs, many of which are insurmountable due to the fundamental physiological challenge posed by the BBB.

Angiochem is developing a focused product pipeline, including small molecules and biologics, for the potential treatment of a wide range of CNS diseases, including primary brain cancer, brain metastases, lysosomal storage diseases and pain. Founded in 2003, Angiochem maintains headquarters in Montreal, Canada. For additional information about the Company, please visit

About Beijing Shenogen Pharma Group Ltd.:

Beijing Shenogen Pharma Group is a drug discovery and development company founded in 2006 based in Beijing, China that dedicated the development of first–in–class therapeutics for cancer treatment. The Company possesses robust intellectual property rights around novel targets for anticancer therapies. Additional information is available at

Bombardier to Provide 54 Additional TWINDEXX Vario Double-Deck Coaches to Israel Railways

BERLIN, GERMANY—(Marketwired – Jan 3, 2018) –

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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation signed a contract on December 31 to provide 54 additional BOMBARDIER TWINDEXX Vario double–deck coaches to Israel Railways (ISR). This call–off is part of a framework agreement signed in October 2010 and is valued at approximately 104 million euro ($126 million US). Delivery of the new coaches is scheduled to be completed by August 2020.

“The new coaches will be fully compatible for revenue operation on ISR's first electrified line, the A1, which connects Tel–Aviv and Jerusalem. Together, ISR and Bombardier teams collaborated closely to develop the necessary technical adjustments required to enable the trains to operate in tunnels and on electrified lines. We also considered local and international standards to ensure and further increase safety for both operator and passengers, while keeping comfort in mind”, said Mr. Avi Zalman, Head of Development and Engineering Rolling Stock Division, Israel Railways.”

“We look forward to Bombardier continuing the on–time and on–quality delivery of our double–deck coaches so we can provide the expected reliability and availability for this important new A1 line”, he added.

Yossi Daskal, Chief Country Representative Israel, Bombardier Transportation, said, “Israel Railways' vision of an electrified network is becoming a reality. We are proud to continue playing such a major role in their ongoing modernization by providing our modern double–deck coaches. Together with ISR we will continue transforming this growing market and meeting its increasing need for public transport.”

The new order consists of eleven control cars, eleven intermediate coaches with dedicated space for people with reduced mobility and 32 trailer cars. The control cars will no longer use diesel generators to feed auxiliary systems like air conditioning as the BOMBARDIER TRAXX locomotives that ISR has recently ordered will provide more than enough power for both traction and auxiliaries. Additionally, the driver's desk in the control car will be re–designed to be identical to the TRAXX electric locomotives' desk, scheduled to be delivered in 2018.

This single–car concept enables ISR to configure the loco–hauled trainsets according to the required capacity. Each of the eight–car trains currently in service feature seating capacity for 1,000 passengers. The popular trainsets, based on a proven platform concept, are in operation across Europe and Israel and compliant with all current safety, comfort and efficiency standards. They represent great strides in helping alleviate congestion in Israel.

As a full solution provider, Bombardier Transportation operates a service depot in Haifa where the existing 293 double–deck coaches are being upgraded for a speed of 160 km/h and for electric traction. This month, ISR and Bombardier also started static and dynamic tests on the new TRAXX electric locomotive ensuring the delivery of the first electric locomotive in March 2018. Bombardier team continues qualifying local staff to carry out the final assembly of the coaches, recently–delivered at an ISR shop floor in Be'er Sheva, part of a call–off from March 2016.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in rail technology and offers the broadest portfolio in the industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub–systems and signalling. The company also provides complete transport systems, e–mobility technology and maintenance services. As an innovation driver, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility. It provides integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 37,150 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world's leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada and our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Avaya Names Greg Pelton to Oversee Technology Strategy

SANTA CLARA, CA—(Marketwired – January 03, 2018) – Avaya today announced the appointment of Greg Pelton to vice president, technology strategy. He will play a key role in shaping Avaya's technology strategy as the company continues its transformation into a services and cloud–based UC and CC solutions provider.

Pelton returns to Avaya after previously serving as chief technology officer for the government solutions arm of the company from 2011 to 2014. He was most recently chief technology officer and vice president, infrastructure engineering, for Polycom Inc., where he was responsible for the company's innovation roadmap as well as leading its collaboration platform and cloud product engineering organizations. Prior to that, Pelton held several senior management positions in technology and engineering at both Cisco Systems Inc. and Nortel Networks Inc.

“We are excited to bring back a proven leader like Greg to help us execute our technology roadmap,” said Nikos Nikolopoulos, senior vice president, Corporate Strategy, Development & Marketing. “Greg brings extensive experience in large and complex technology companies undergoing market transitions and with his prior knowledge of Avaya has already hit the ground running.”

Pelton's responsibilities will include strategic growth and technology transformation initiatives as well as guiding the broader technology strategy for Avaya. Pelton will report directly to Nikolopoulos.

About Avaya
Avaya enables the mission critical, real–time communication applications of the world's most important operations. As the global leader in delivering superior communications experiences, Avaya provides the most complete portfolio of software and services for contact center and unified communications — offered on premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid. Today's digital world requires communications enablement, and no other company is better positioned to do this than Avaya. For more information, please visit

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