ME NewsWire Latest Press Releases from ME NewsWire Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:35:48 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Murex Wins the 2016 Risk Technology Rankings <p><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">(</span></span></span><a href=""><span style="color:#002B42"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">BUSINESS WIRE</span></span></span></a><span style="color:black"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">)-- Murex, the leading provider of trading, risk management and processing solutions, has won the 2016 Risk Technology Vendor Rankings for the fourth consecutive year. In addition to topping the global rankings, Murex was the winner in the System Support and Implementation category, the Risk Dashboards category and three of four Trading categories (Equity, Debt and Structured Products). ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:49:25 +0100 Distinguished CSR Contribution Award for Panacea Medical &amp;amp; Wellness Centre <p style="text-align:justify"><a href=""><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif"><span style="font-size:13.0pt">Panacea Medical &amp; Wellness Centre</span></span></a><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif"><span style="font-size:13.0pt">, <span style="color:black">a multi-specialty primary health care facility in Dubai, has </span>received the Health Award for distinguished CSR contribution at the Annual Health Awards, jointly hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai and the HEALTH magazine, today. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif"><span style="font-size:13. ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:00:10 +0100 RTBF Partners with SIAE MICROELETTRONICA for the Renewal of Its National Microwave Network <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- RTBF, the public broadcasting organization of the French Community of Belgium, has signed the start of a 3 years renewal project to modernize its microwave network. With this project RTBF aims to upgrade the complete network to a contemporary digital wireless solution, replacing the existing different equipment. The result will support the existing ASI, E1 and E3 distribution as well as Ethernet connectivity, offering the scalability and investment protection for future evolutions towards a full IP network.</p> <p>For this project, RTBF selected SIAE MICROELETTRONICA as sole supplier for the wireless equipment, management system and all related services. The challenge of the project is to ensure a smooth migration guaranteeing the continuous broadcast of the video and radio channels throughout the 3 years transformation period. SIAE MICROELETTRONICA previous experience in broadcasting networks and in delivering transformation services were a deciding factor in the award of this multimillion euros project. ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:08:25 +0100 Grundfos joins forces with Renowned Danish Companies at the World Future Energy Summit 2017 in ... <p style="text-align:justify"><a href="">Grundfos</a>, the award-winning world leader in advanced pump solutions, is partaking along with a number of renowned Danish companies, in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) to be held during 16&ndash;19 January 2017, in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">Some of the companies participating in WFES, including Grundfos, are part of the Act NOW initiative (<a href=""><strong></strong></a>), a partnership between private, public and non-governmental organizations with the goal to promote reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The participation reflects the high level achieved by Danish companies in fields of sustainability and energy saving.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">&ldquo;Many Danish companies have been very successful in developing and promoting sustainable and energy efficient technologies, and Denmark is in the forefront of using and exporting such technologies. ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:16:21 +0100 Dictum Health Expands Globally, Providing Clinical Care Anytime, Anywhere <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href=";;esheet=51493423&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Dictum+Health%2C+Inc.&amp;index=1&amp;md5=53008f10137d9a5ba09d2cf6f0fa9b71" rel="nofollow">Dictum Health, Inc.</a>, an innovative leader in end-to-end telehealth, announced today that it is expanding globally. Having received clearances from the FDA of Saudi Arabia, and the Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates, as well as registration approval from the FDA of Thailand, for its fully-integrated IDM100 medical tablet, Dictum Health looks forward to improving access to care, reducing cost, and improving quality of care.</p> <p>Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, and Thailand are experiencing increases in aging populations and chronic diseases, resulting in higher demands on clinical care providers. In addition, many patients need ongoing care, or specialist care, in rural, remote, and home settings. ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:56:29 +0100 Expo 2020 Dubai Launches Expo Live: an Innovation and Partnership Programme for Social Good <p><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"><a href="">Expo 2020 Dubai</a> today delivered the first public roll-out of its USD 100 million Expo Live programme to help fund, accelerate and promote creative projects that will improve lives while preserving our planet. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Organisers stressed that they have no prior expectations of where successful proposals will emerge from, understanding that innovative solutions for everyone can come from anywhere.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:times new roman,serif"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Expo Live will deploy a combination of programmes, challenges and knowledge-sharing events in the run-up to the 2020 World Expo, focusing on the universal drivers of progress - Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability &ndash; which are key themes to Expo 2020 Dubai. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:22:32 +0100 The First Group&amp;rsquo;s the One at Jumeirah Village Circle Wins Prestigious ... <p>The One at Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC), one of the latest hotel developments from leading Dubai-based property firm&nbsp;<a href="">The First Group</a>, has been named Leisure and Hospitality Project of the Year at the prestigious Middle East Architect Awards.&nbsp;The 40-storey tower in Dubai's JVC precinct is one of four hotel projects under development in Dubai by the British-owned international hotel and property firm, which is best known for its collection of highly popular aparthotels in the city.</p> <p>The award is the second major honour to be bestowed upon The One at JVC in recent months, with the property being named &lsquo;Hotel of the Future' at the respected id Design Awards in December.&nbsp;</p> <p>The One at JVC beat a shortlist of notable projects to claim this latest award, including Four Seasons Bahrain and Deyaar Hotel in Dubai. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:09:51 +0100 QNB Group: Financial Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2016 <p><a href=""><span style="font-size:12.0pt">QNB Group</span></a><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the year ended 31 December 2016.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">For the twelve months ended 31 December 2016, Net Profit reached QAR12.4 billion (USD 3.4 billion), up by 10% from last year. Total assets reached QAR720 billion (USD198 billion), up by 34% from December 2015, the best absolute results in QNB Group's history. </span></span></p> <p><span style="color:black"><span style="font-size:12.0pt">The </span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt">Board of Directors have recommended to the General Assembly, the distribution of a cash dividend of 35% of the nominal share value (QAR 3. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:11:30 +0100 Sharjah Ladies Club Honors MoI Air Wing Department <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The management of the Sharjah Ladies Club branches honored the Air Wing Department in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) for its efforts in creating the success of the 2016 events of Al Thameed Ladies Club. The ceremony was held to honor participant and sponsoring entities in Sharjah.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The Director of Al Madam Municipality accompanied by the Director of Al Thameed Ladies Club honored partners, including the MoI Air Wing Department. The celebration was attended by directors of government departments and chairmen of the municipal council in the central region.</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><strong><u>For more information about:</u></strong></p> <p style="text-align:justify">The Ministry of Interior, please click <a href="">HERE</a></p> <p style="text-align:justify">Abu Dhabi Police, please click <a href=" ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:17:04 +0100 11 Officers complete a &amp;lsquo;Crisis and Disasters course at the Officers Training ... <p style="text-align:justify">The Ministry of Interior celebrated the graduation of 11 officers from the various police general headquarters and departments, after completing the "Crisis and Disaster Management" course. The gala ceremony was held at the Officers Training Institute at the Police College's headquarters in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">Colonel Sultan Ahmed Bu Ataba Al Zaabi, Director of the Officers Training Institute at the Ministry of Interior, said that the course aims to enhance the capabilities and skills of the MoI's staff members and improve institutional work.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">He added that the course included theoretical topics and themes on crisis and disaster management, as well as several major themes, such as planning mechanism for emergency, crises and disasters' management; management levels; types of plans and ways to respond to such situations. ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:19:56 +0100 Cummins Inc. Does Not Use Defeat Devices and Is Committed to Meeting Emissions Standards <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today stated that it does not supply engines for the FCA vehicles that are discussed in the Environmental Protection Agency's Notice of Violation issued today, nor was Cummins named.</p> <p style="text-align:left">Cummins does not use defeat devices and is committed to meeting emissions standards. Cummins has a long history of working transparently and collaboratively with regulators to develop and meet emissions requirements.</p> <p style="text-align:left"><strong>About Cummins</strong></p> <p style="text-align:left">Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:08:28 +0100 Panasonic Begins Demonstration Experiments of the Autonomous Delivery Robot, ... <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will begin its demonstration experiments with the Autonomous Delivery Robot, "HOSPI(R)," from mid-January 2017 in cooperation with the Narita International Airport Corporation and the ANA Crowne Plaza Narita.</p> <p style="text-align:left">HOSPI(R) is a robot that can deliver goods autonomously on behalf of humans. Based on preprogrammed map information and using high performance sensors and advanced collision-avoidance algorithm, the robot can move about while staying aware of its surroundings, enabling it to deliver items safely and efficiently without colliding into passersby or various objects along its route. Unlike traditional delivery systems, equipment does not need to be embedded into the walls or ceilings, and guide tapes do not have to be laid down along the route, so delivery destinations and layout changes to facilities may be easily made and at low cost. ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:57:10 +0100 PwC Announces New Global Corporate Tax Services Team <div id="bwStoryBody" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(79, 79, 79); font-family: Verdana, "> <p>(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Today, PwC announced an innovative agreement with GE to provide integrated, enterprise managed tax services to GE on a global basis. As part of this agreement, PwC will hire more than 600 of GE&#39;s highly regarded tax team members from around the world and acquire GE's tax technologies to further both PwC&#39;s focus on the&nbsp;<em>Tax Function of The Future&nbsp;</em>and the provision of global enterprise tax solutions to the marketplace.</p> <p>PwC has the largest tax practice in the US and the world with a global network of 41,000 tax professionals operating in 157 countries. Leveraging the proven experience and expertise of the GE team, PwC believes it has identified an opportunity that recognizes the future needs of a rapidly changing marketplace. ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:54:15 +0100 Matrix Launches PowerWatch X, Wins CES&amp;rsquo;s Last Gadget Standing <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)--&nbsp;<a href=";;esheet=51493181&amp;newsitemid=20170112005803&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Matrix+Industries&amp;index=1&amp;md5=6acf988bcb1c3723a81f98802ea08f1d" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">Matrix Industries</a>&nbsp;first unveiled the Matrix PowerWatch, a thermoelectric-powered smartwatch that never requires charging on Indiegogo in November 2016. After an overwhelming response from consumers, raising nearly 10 times its goal, Matrix announced its new PowerWatch X model and won CES's prestigious Last Gadget Standing Competition. ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:47:25 +0100 Bank of America Reports Fourth-Quarter 2016 Financial Results <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Bank of America today reported its fourth-quarter 2016 financial results. The news release, supplemental filing and investor presentation can be accessed in the following ways:</p> <p style="text-align:left">This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;"></a></p> <ul> <li>Bank of America newsroom at&nbsp;<a href=";;esheet=51493530&amp;newsitemid=20170113005227&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsroom.bankofamerica. ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:42:54 +0100 SES and GEE Sign Breakthrough Connectivity Deal to Drive Mobility <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced that GEE (NASDAQ: ENT) has acquired a Ku-band payload on SES's AMC-3 satellite to boost capacity for its customers in North America, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean.</p> <p style="text-align:left">GEE will rebrand the&nbsp;acquired satellite communications payload as Eagle 1. SES will operate the non-station-kept satellite and will support&nbsp;GEE's strategic plan to optimize the quality of experience for its mobility customers on air land and sea.</p> <p style="text-align:left">The breakthrough agreement between&nbsp;SES and&nbsp;GEE aims to open up exciting growth opportunities across the mobility sector, with a unique approach that leverages healthy, reliable non-station-kept satellites. ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 03:59:18 +0100 MoI Adds Electronic Communication Channel in Sign Language <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The Ministry of Interior has launched a new communication channel in sign language to communicate and interact with users with special needs via its website </span><a href=""><span style="font-size:11.0pt"></span></a><span style="font-size:11.0pt">, and provide advisory support for the electronic and smart services provided via the Ministry's website and its smart application. This falls in line with the Ministry's keenness to provide care and assistance for people with special needs.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The Ministry of Interior is one of the pioneering government entities to provide sign language services to achieve the vision of the smart government. This measure also reflects the ministry's keenness to ensure quality, distinguished and comprehensive services, and to offer smart electronic services that serve all segments of society. ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:22:49 +0100 Toshiba Tec Enhances Business with Digital Signage Solutions <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Toshiba Tec Corporation (TOKYO:6588) today announced the availability of digital signage to its customer base with a focus on serving organizations in the sports and entertainment and retail industries especially in the United States and Europe. Toshiba Tec equips clients with all of the hardware, software and services required to implement best-in-class digital signage ranging from a single screen to large stadium displays.</p> <p style="text-align:left">Through Toshiba America Business Solutions&#39; strong partnership with AEG, the leading sports and entertainment company in the world, Toshiba Tec currently implements digital signage in several stadiums and arenas. The company&#39;s digital signage has been introduced in the following sports and entertainment venues throughout the United States and Europe: STAPLES Center and L.A. Live in Los Angeles, T-Mobile Arena and Toshiba Plaza in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin. ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:11:58 +0100 The Culture of Volunteerism Included in MoI Police Officers Training Curriculum <p style="text-align:justify">The Police Officers Training Institute at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) added topics related to the importance of volunteerism within the themes of the training courses currently being held at the Institute. This comes in implementation of the initiative of His Highness the President of the UAE to launch the year of giving in 2017.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">Colonel Sultan Ahmed Bu Ataba Al Zaabi, Director of The Police Officers Training Institute at the Ministry of Interior stressed that this addition is the implementation of the UAE government's vison to enhance the culture of volunteerism and promote this humanitarian value. He noted that this value urges public and private institutions and individuals to practice humanitarian work, to be actively involved in building the UAE and to foster the positive values ​​of citizenship. ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:08:46 +0100 SES Completes Refinancing of O3b Debt <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced the refinancing of the remaining O3b debt.</p> <p style="text-align:left">Since acquiring the remaining shares in O3b, SES has refinanced the entire USD 1.4 billion of gross debt at a materially lower average funding rate. This will deliver a total of approximately EUR 60 million of annual finance cost savings, starting from 2017.</p> <p style="text-align:left">The refinancing was funded using cash that was available at Group level, which included the proceeds of the hybrid bond issued by SES S.A. in November 2016. SES&#39;s weighted average cost of funding is around 4%, which is significantly lower than the average cost of the previous O3b debt. ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:05:14 +0100 Leading Police Officials: the Award has Instilled the Concepts of Excellence in Institutional Work <p style="text-align:justify">The Ministry of Interior (MoI) won six awards and two medals in the fourth edition of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Government Excellence Awards, during a ceremony held under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The ceremony that was organized by the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs took place on Wednesday at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">In the main category, the Ministry of Interior won the Leading Federal Entity award with more than 500 employees. In the main pillars and sub-criteria awards, the ministry won five other awards, notably the &ldquo;Best Entity in the field of Innovation&rdquo;, the &ldquo;Best Entity in the field of Enablers&rdquo;, the &ldquo;Best Entity in Services Provision&rdquo;, the &ldquo;Best Achievement of National Agenda&rdquo; and &ldquo;Best Joint Service&rdquo;. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:32:11 +0100 With OT, Burkina Faso Now Has the Most Secure Driving License and Vehicle Registration Document ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announces that its cutting edge solution, <a href=";;esheet=51490847&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Lasink%E2%84%A2&amp;index=1&amp;md5=f0e6f604ca1d1c1e208f131779d464d4">Lasink&trade;</a>, has been chosen by Burkina Faso through a multi-year contract to supply highly secure vehicle registration documents and driving licenses.</p> <p>Through a public-private partnership, Burkina Faso&#39;s Ministry of Transport, Urban Mobility and Road Safety has decided to introduce ultra-secure driving licenses and vehicle registration documents in order to improve the quality of service given to its citizens and modernise its vehicle and driver documents while combating fraud. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:07:20 +0100 Connecting People Places and Things Six Million Times! Cambium Networks Connects the ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- <a href=";;esheet=51490723&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Cambium+Networks%2C&amp;index=1&amp;md5=06efcea47ce5e56978c57c95c17b7534">Cambium Networks,</a> a leading global provider of wireless networking solutions, today announced that high-speed connectivity is being deployed by network operators, public and private, of all sizes around the world, leading to shipments of more than six million modules. Proven to support education and spur economic development, affordable Internet connectivity can now be rapidly deployed to connect a community.</p> <p>&ldquo;Wireless broadband provides affordable connectivity for service providers, industrial network operators, and enterprises,&rdquo; said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Cambium Networks. &ldquo;With high-speed wireless technology, network operators are able to rapidly create connectivity for schools, businesses, hospitals and entire communities. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:02:33 +0100 &amp;nbsp;UL ouvre sa nouvelle succursale au Maroc&amp;nbsp; <p>(<a href="" rel="nofollow">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)--UL (Underwriters Laboratories), une entreprise internationale sp&eacute;cialis&eacute;e dans la science de la s&eacute;curit&eacute;, s'est r&eacute;cemment implant&eacute;e dans la ville de Casablanca. Cette nouvelle succursale permettra &agrave; UL d'&eacute;tendre sa pr&eacute;sence sur l'un des march&eacute;s &eacute;mergents les plus pertinents en Afrique du Nord dans le secteur des produits textiles.</p> <p>Ayant l'avantage de se situer &agrave; proximit&eacute; des principales capitales europ&eacute;ennes, la succursale marocaine viendra renforcer le champ d'action et le processus de prestation de services de la soci&eacute;t&eacute; dans la r&eacute;gion. Les principaux secteurs sont l'habillement, le textile, le cuir, les chaussures et les accessoires pour adultes et enfants. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:38:11 +0100 King Faisal International Prize 2017 Awarded across Five Categories in Saudi Arabia <p><a href="">The King Faisal Foundation</a>, an international philanthropic organization based in Saudi Arabia since 1976 with the mission of preserving and perpetuating the legacy of King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has announced the winners of its much-anticipated&nbsp;<a href="">King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017</a>.</p> <p><strong>The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia,</strong>&nbsp;won the award in the&nbsp;<strong>Service to Islam category</strong>&nbsp;for his unfaltering commitment to serving the Two Holy Mosques of Makkah and Madina.&nbsp;<strong>Professor Ridwan Al-Sayyid</strong>&nbsp;of the Lebanese University, bagged the distinction in the&nbsp;<strong>Islamic Studies category</strong>&nbsp;for his research publications in the field of Islamic jurisprudential and political heritage. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:07:04 +0100 Professor Laurens Molenkamp Named Co-winner in Science Category of King Faisal International ... <p><strong>Professor Laurens Molenkamp</strong>, Head of the MBE Unit at the University of W&uuml;rzburg, shared the win in the&nbsp;<strong>Science category</strong>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;<a href="">King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017</a>&nbsp;with&nbsp;<strong>Professor Daniel Loss&nbsp;</strong>of the Department of Physics at the University of Basel in Switzerland. The distinguished scientists won recognition for their pioneering work in the experimental field of spintronics.</p> <p><a href="">The King Faisal Foundation</a>&nbsp;that awards the KFIP is an international philanthropic organization based in Saudi Arabia since 1976 with the mission of preserving and perpetuating the legacy of King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:05:31 +0100 Professor Daniel Loss Named Co-winner in Science Category of King Faisal International Prize ... <p><strong>Professor Daniel Loss&nbsp;</strong>of the Department of Physics at the University of Basel shared the win in the&nbsp;<strong>Science category</strong>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;<a href="">King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017</a>&nbsp;with&nbsp;<strong>Professor Laurens Molenkamp</strong>, Head of the MBE Unit at the University of W&uuml;rzburg in Germany. The distinguished scientists won recognition for their pioneering work in the experimental field of spintronics.</p> <p><a href="">The King Faisal Foundation</a>&nbsp;that awards the KFIP is an international philanthropic organization based in Saudi Arabia since 1976 with the mission of preserving and perpetuating the legacy of King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:45 +0100 Professor Tadamitsu Kishimoto of Osaka University Wins Medicine Category of King Faisal ... <p><strong>Emeritus Professor Tadamitsu Kishimoto</strong>&nbsp;of Immunology Frontier Research Center at Osaka University in Japan has won the&nbsp;<strong>Medicine category</strong>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;<a href="">King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017</a>&nbsp;for his prominent role in developing a novel biological treatment for autoimmune diseases.</p> <p><a href="">The King Faisal Foundation</a>&nbsp;that awards the KFIP is an international philanthropic organization based in Saudi Arabia since 1976 with the mission of preserving and perpetuating the legacy of King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.</p> <p>Meanwhile, the<strong>&nbsp;Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia</strong>, won the&nbsp;<strong>Service to Islam category</strong>&nbsp;for his unfaltering commitment to serving the Two Holy Mosques of Makkah and Madina. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:54:05 +0100 Business and Sports Leaders Frank H. McCourt Jr. ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- McCourt Global, the business arm of McCourt LP, today announced that Frank H. McCourt, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McCourt LP, and Mark Walter, a founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Guggenheim Partners, have launched McCourt Partners, a private investment platform with over $1 billion in permanent capital. The McCourt Partners investment platform represents an evolution of the successful joint venture by the same name launched in 2012 following the historic $2.2 billion sale of the Dodgers franchise by McCourt to an investment group led by Walter.</p> <p>Initially focused on real estate development, the joint venture made significant investments in flagship development projects in New York City, London, Miami, and Austin totaling more than 5.5 million square feet. Going forward, McCourt Partners will have an expanded mandate to invest in an array of sectors ranging from real estate to finance, and other private equity opportunities. Drew McCourt, President of McCourt Global, will lead McCourt Partners until a CEO has been named. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:49:45 +0100 &amp;nbsp;Maverick Therapeutics and Takeda Announce Five-year Collaboration to Advance ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Maverick Therapeutics Inc., an MPM Capital portfolio company, and&nbsp;<a href=";;esheet=51490184&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Takeda+Pharmaceutical+Company+Limited&amp;index=1&amp;md5=3662238abb5a2f9317f4277bb4175d08" rel="nofollow">Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited</a>&nbsp;(TSE:4502) announced today that they have entered a collaboration to develop Maverick's T-cell engagement platform created specifically to improve the utility of T-cell redirection therapy for the treatment of cancer. The $125 million of funding includes an upfront option, equity and research and development funding payments, and provides Takeda the exclusive right to purchase Maverick after five years for an undisclosed sum. Maverick was founded in 2016. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:43:44 +0100 Saif bin Zayed Launches Strategic Plan for GCC Countries and Jordan Search and Rescue Teams <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, launched the strategic plan for search and rescue teams for GCC countries and Jordan during a ceremony held on Tuesday at the Saint Regis Hotel on Abu Dhabi Corniche.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior presented Community Service medals for members of the GCC countries and Jordan search and rescue teams' development committee, in recognition of their outstanding heroic and humanitarian deeds. His Highness also honored high ranking guests from GCC countries and Jordan.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The ceremony was attended by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha'far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior; Lt. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:52:31 +0100 National Ambulance Participates in the Challenge of Reducing Fatalities on the ... <p style="text-align:justify">Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, Deputy CEO at the National Ambulance underlined the National Ambulance's eagerness to provide emergency services around the clock in all areas of the Northern Emirates, through a specialized operations room, a myriad of qualified medical staff and a fleet of ambulances equipped with the latest emergency and technical tools and instruments. These services reflect the National Ambulance's commitment to achieve continuous innovation and excellence in the various services provided to the community.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">Additionally, Al Hajeri pointed out that the National Ambulance is taking part in the team of Government Accelerators of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) challenge aimed to reduce road fatalities on five main roads in the UAE by 21%. This campaign is launched in cooperation with strategic partners, namely the Traffic and Patrols Department at the Police General Headquarters (GHQs), the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and the Emirates Traffic Safety Society. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:47:32 +0100 Market Research Proves Success of Galderma&amp;rsquo;s Harmony Programme for Aesthetic ... <p>(<a href="">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)--&nbsp;<strong>Market research concludes that Galderma's Harmony Programme for aesthetic Health Care Professionals (HCPs) significantly increases patient satisfaction. Using Harmony resulted in more returning patients and led to an increase in full face treatments. The research results show how Harmony raises both treatment standards and value in aesthetic practices.</strong></p> <p>The Harmony programme allows HCPs to spend more time with patients, better understand and define their requests, and as a result, better respond to their expressed needs. Through Harmony, 82% of patients request full face treatment as compared to 63% pre-Harmony.&nbsp;<sup>1</sup></p> <p><strong>Harmony &ndash; Proven Consultation Programme for Aesthetic Practitioners</strong><br /> The Harmony Programme is the first of its kind in aesthetic patient management and now the first to show measured success by research. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:18:04 +0100 Dubai International Financial Centre Launches &amp;lsquo;FinTech Hive at ... <p><a href="">Dubai International Financial Centre</a>&nbsp;(DIFC), the financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, and Accenture, a leading global professional services company, today announced the region's first FinTech accelerator in Dubai.</p> <p>Set to launch in the first quarter of 2017, FinTech Hive at DIFC, will bring cutting-edge financial services technology to MEASA markets, while providing a platform that brings financial and technology firms together to increase access to, improve customer experience and drive operational efficiencies in the financial services sector.</p> <p>The global FinTech sector has attracted more than $50 billion in investment since 2010, but currently the MENA region only attracts around 1 percent of that. The DIFC Accelerator intends to bridge the gap by creating a platform that identifies leading technology entrepreneurs and companies through a competitive process and then offering them the opportunity to develop, test and modify their innovations in collaboration with top executives from DIFC and regional financial institutions. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:14:21 +0100 Top DIFC-based Indian firms leverage UAE-Indian axis to bolster GCC presence <p>Four major Indian finance firms are strengthening their operations at&nbsp;<a href="">DIFC</a>, highlighting the Dubai financial free zone's position as a natural platform for investment from the subcontinent.</p> <p>Kotak Mahindra Bank and Federal Bank are upgrading their representative office status to Category 1 License, giving them a full range of banking and professional services out of DIFC.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>HDFC Life and Axis Bank, the third largest of the private-sector banks in India, are also strengthening their operations.</p> <p>The move is further testimony to DIFC's status as a global financial services hub, connecting Indian business to an US$7.8 trillion Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.</p> <p>DIFC is home to many of India's leading banks and financial institutions. The financial hub, already home to 1,500 firms and 21,000+ professionals, is already viewed as a ready-made ecosystem of expertise and services. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:11:35 +0100 GSMA Celebrates 4G Launch in Egypt and Commends the Government&amp;rsquo;s Commitment to ... <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(0, 43, 66); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- The GSMA welcomes the successful launch of 4G services by mobile operators in Egypt, and believes that Egypt's leadership in 4G will serve as catalyst for economic growth and deliver broad societal benefits.</p> <p style="text-align:left">During a recent visit to Egypt, the GSMA's Director General Mats Granryd attended the CAIRO ICT Forum and engaged with leaders from the mobile operators and other Egyptian ICT companies. The GSMA found widespread industry support for the Government's plans to release more spectrum in 2017, which were announced by HE Eng. Yasser ElKady and will further enhance the newly launched 4G services, allowing all mobile operators to offer quality 4G services to the people of Egypt. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:24:04 +0100 GlobalSign Inaugurates Regional Office in Dubai <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- GMO GlobalSign K.K., a leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions and one of the longest established Certificate Authorities in the world, today announced the inauguration of its new office in Dubai. The local entity, GMO GlobalSign FZ-LLC, based in Dubai Internet City, is strategically located to cater to further strengthen GlobalSign&#39;s presence in Asia, particularly in the Middle East. The company already has a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia.</p> <p style="text-align:left">With a growth rate of more than 13%, the Middle East's cyber security market presents a landscape of promising opportunities. By 2019, the regional cyber security market in the Middle East is predicted to be worth 9.56 billion USD. Governments as well as business communities in the region have acknowledged cybersecurity as a top business priority. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:16:38 +0100 Keller Rohrback Client Named 2016 Arms Control Person of the Year <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Keller Rohrback is delighted to announce that the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and its former Foreign Minister Tony deBrum, have been officially named the &ldquo;2016 Arms Control Person of the Year,&rdquo; based on the RMI's unprecedented legal actions to enforce the obligation to negotiate nuclear disarmament in good faith.</p> <p style="text-align:left"><a href=";;esheet=51490428&amp;newsitemid=0&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=Read+the+Arms+Control+Association%27s+announcement+of+this+prestigious+award&amp;index=1&amp;md5=63b87400679d4e9d25b9052ecbba15a8" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">Read the Arms Control Association's announcement of this prestigious award</a>. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:08:52 +0100 Leading UAE Cybersecurity Company Launches New Threat Advisory Service to Help Protect ... <p style="text-align:left"><a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">Managed FZ LLC</a>, a leading provider of Brand Risk Monitoring, Cybersecurity, and Managed Security Products and Services, announced today the launch of its new Managed Security Advisory (MSA) Service. The smart threat monitoring and advisory service aims to cut through the noise of threat information overload facing regional IT departments today. The MSA service notifies its clients of threats, vulnerabilities, or security concerns directly impacting their specific infrastructure, with risk mitigation steps to reduce threat impact.</p> <p style="text-align:left">&ldquo;We have observed that most companies in the GCC region do not benefit from the existing threat advisory services. &nbsp;Most advisory services are automated and send a very large number of daily alerts, most of which are irrelevant to IT decision makers. Also, a lot of these alerts don't apply to the GCC region, which has its own set of particular threats and issues.&rdquo; said Mr. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:01:37 +0100 Andersen Global Announces Collaboration With Canadian Tax Firm, Moodys Gartner Tax Law, LLP <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Andersen Global is proud to announce an expanded presence in Canada through a Collaboration Agreement with Moodys Gartner Tax Law, LLP. The collaboration with Moodys Gartner further extends Andersen Global's presence in North America to include locations in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver.</p> <p style="text-align:left">&ldquo;Our expansion in Canada is essential to serving clients in a seamless way across the globe,&rdquo; said Mark Vorsatz, CEO of Andersen Tax. &ldquo;Moodys Gartner represents both the quality and client service that remain central to our firm.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align:left">&ldquo;Independence and first-rate service are as important to Andersen as they are to us,&rdquo; said Kim Moody, Managing Director of Canadian Tax Advisory at Moodys Gartner. ... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 07:58:58 +0100 Takeda to Acquire ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. <p style="text-align:left"><strong>Strategic Highlights</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><strong>Highly strategic deal which transforms global oncology portfolio and pipeline by expanding into solid tumors and reinforcing existing strength in hematology</strong></em></li> <li><em><strong>Accretive to Takeda's Underlying Core Earnings by FY2018 and generates immediate and long-term revenue growth</strong></em></li> <li><em><strong>Attractive value drivers include two very innovative precision medicines, Iclusig<sup>&reg;</sup>&nbsp;(ponatinib) and brigatinib, an exciting early stage pipeline and cost synergies</strong></em> <ul> <li><em><strong>Iclusig is a globally commercialized product with continued strong sales growth potential</strong></em></li> <li><em><strong>Brigatinib approval in the U.S. ... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:39:36 +0100 Ferring Partners with Intralytix to Develop Bacteriophage Treatments for Conditions Associated ... <p style="text-align:left">(<a href="" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 255); text-decoration: none;">BUSINESS WIRE</a>)-- Ferring Pharmaceuticals is partnering with Intralytix, Inc to develop and commercialise bacteriophage-based treatments for conditions associated with the presence of pathogenic bacteria or dysbiosis of the microbiome.</p> <p style="text-align:left">The human body is host to trillions of microbes, bacteria, virus and fungi. This vast and complex microbial community is known as the microbiota. The collective name for all of the genes in the microbiota is the microbiome.</p> <p style="text-align:left">Bacteriophages are a normal part of the microbiota. These virus-like organisms have evolved naturally to target and destroy specific bacteria. They have significant potential compared to antibiotics to treat bacterial infections without affecting beneficial bacteria, such as the normal gut flora, to fine-tune the human microbiome and to address the growing issue of antibiotic resistance. ... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:38:01 +0100 Seven-a-Side Football Tournament Kick off at MoI <p style="text-align:justify">Under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Seven-a-Side Football Tournament and Pistol Shooting competition for senior officers commenced on Sunday&nbsp; at the shooting range at the Zayed Sports City Police Station and the Police College stadium in Abu Dhabi. The tournaments are part of the 10<sup>th</sup> sports and cultural events organised by the Police Sports Association for staff members at the different sectors and departments of the Ministry of Interior in Abu Dhabi.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">The launch ceremony was attended by Colonel Waleed Al Shamesi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Police College; Colonel Aref Al Rayes, Head of Police Sports Association Department, as well as a number of officers and coordinators in charge of the teams participating in the sports events. ... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:57:10 +0100 Ministry of Interior&amp;#39;s Centers for Rehabilitation and Employment of People with ... <p style="text-align:justify">The Ministry of Interior&#39;s Centers for Rehabilitation and Employment of People with Disabilities at the Directorate General of Community Protection and Crime Prevention in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) organized open and free training courses for all nationalities, in response to the initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, that describes the year 2017 as the &lsquo;year of giving.'</p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">19 female citizens and residents benefited from the first courses in English language (basic level). The courses were organized by the MoI Centers in Al Ain earlier this year.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">Major Dr. ... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:56:59 +0100 Civil Defense Launches &amp;lsquo;Building Evacuation Culture&amp;rsquo; Campaign ... <p style="text-align:justify">In coordination with its regional departments, the Directorate General of Civil Defense at the Ministry of Interior launched the &lsquo;Building Evacuation Culture' campaign to ensure the safety of lives and properties. The campaign also aims to promote readiness and efficiency, measure response times and preparedness of the different entities taking part in the evacuation process during emergencies. It also aims to ensure adherence to prevention and safety procedures during evacuation procedures.</p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify">Major General Jassem Muhammad Al Marzouqui, Civil Defense General Commander-in-chief at the Ministry of Interior, noted that the campaign is part of the awareness-raising plan launched by the Directorate for 2017, within the framework of implementing the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) management system, based on the MoI's strategy. ... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:47:52 +0100 Julphar Appoints New CFO <p><a href="">Julphar</a>'s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Jerome Carle who has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 8<sup>th</sup>, 2017.</p> <p>In his new position, Jerome will be responsible for leading Julphar's finance department and keeping accurate financial records. He will be in charge of the administrative and risk management operations and will develop financial strategies in line with the company's objectives. He will report to the company's CEO, Dr Ayman Sahli.</p> <p>Jerome has over 20 years of financial expertise in emerging markets, and his broad and international experience shows his ability to adapt and deliver results in global and challenging environments. He has proven expertise in the pharmaceutical industry, having served in the most reputable companies in both fields, with a full hand responsibility on the financial operations, supply chain and internal control administration. ... Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:25:23 +0100