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HELSINKI-Tuesday, January 17th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- GA Telesis Engine Services (“GATES”) has received certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China Aviation (“CAAC”). CAAC approval provides GATES with access to a major MRO market for CFM56-5B/7B and CF6-80C2B engines and will allow the company to develop and expand its customer base in China. GATES has previously been approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and the General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia (“GACA”). "Over the past two years we have had a significant number of GA Telesis' customers ask us to support their engine maintenance needs," said Basil Papayoti, President of GATES. "This milestone approval opens our doors to the thousands of CFM56 and CF6-80C2 engines that are operating in China," he added. "Three years ago, we entered into a landmark agreement with Air China showing ... Read more »
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MILAN & LONDON & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, January 17th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quercus Assets Selection, which specialises in renewable infrastructure investments announces, from the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, that the Quercus Renewable Energy Fund, has completed the sale of its stake in ForVEI, a joint venture comprising Quercus Renewable Energy, VEI Capital, Foresight Solar VCT and Adenium Solar Energy. ForVEI operates in the Private Equity as well as in the infrastructure and energy sectors in Italy. Quercus initially invested €8 million in ForVEI in 2011, and at the time of its disposal late in December 2016, owned a stake close to 10% in the joint venture. The sale generated an IRR of higher than 9% for Quercus and it represents the first disposal by the Quercus Renewable Energy Fund (QRE), which was launched in 2010. The funds raised from the sale will result in a dividend distribution to investors in the first quarter of this year. The ... Read more »
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GE gagne dans la Catégorie Grande société ABU DHABI, Émirats Arabes Unis-Mardi 17 Janvier 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Son Altesse Cheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Prince Héritier d'Abu Dhabi et Commandant suprême Adjoint des Forces Armées des Émirats Arabes Unis, a remis le prix Zayed Future Energy à neuf lauréats lors de la cérémonie de remise des prix organisée aujourd'hui à Abu Dhabi. Neuf pionniers en matière d'énergie renouvelable et de durabilité à travers cinq catégories sont devenus les derniers lauréats à rejoindre la communauté internationale croissante des gagnants du prix. Les lauréats du prix 2017 couvrent une vaste gamme d'expertise dans différents domaines, allant de la fabrication photovoltaïque révolutionnaire à la politique gouvernementale consultative. Le prix Zayed Future Energy a jusqu'à présent reconnu 57 individus et organisations depuis sa création en 2008. Li Junfeng, Directeur Général du Centre National de Recherche sur la Stratégie Climatique de la Chine, a ... Read more »
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SAN FRANCISCO-Tuesday, January 17th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global is proud to announce its collaboration with Beneli Tax Boutique, a tax firm located in Tel Aviv, Israel. The establishment of a Collaboration Agreement with Beneli Tax Boutique broadens Andersen’s presence globally to include the Middle East, and is the initial stage to becoming a member firm of Andersen Global. Israel is a major contributor in the creation of technological and innovative developments, and is currently seeing many newcomers arrive from around the world to partake in this unique environment. Mark Vorsatz, CEO of Andersen Tax, commented, “Ilan and his team are an excellent complement for Andersen Global, especially given Israel’s rising importance in innovative technological advancements, the work we do with venture-backed companies and entrepreneurs, and their need for exemplary service and solutions around the globe.” “The ability to provide our clients with the best service ... Read more »
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Dubaï, Émirats Arabes Unis-Mardi 17 Janvier 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Expo 2020 Dubaï a annoncé aujourd’hui le premier lancement publique d’Expo Live, un programme de 100 millions de dollars destiné à financer, accélérer et promouvoir des solutions créatives qui améliorent la vie tout en préservant notre planète. Les organisateurs ont tenu à souligner que toutes les propositions seraient prises en considération, car l’innovation peut venir de partout et s’adresse à tout le monde. Dans le cadre des préparatifs à l’exposition universelle de 2020, le programme va déployer un ensemble de subventions, de prix de défi et de rencontres de partage des connaissances axés sur les facteurs de progrès universels que sont l’Opportunité, la Mobilité et la Durabilité. Ces programmes se constituent des subventions « Innovation et Impact » et « Visibilité de l’innovation et des bonnes pratiques », des Défis de l’innovation et du Programme pour la jeunesse. Programme phare d’Expo Live, « Innovation et Im ... Read more »
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GE wins in the Large Corporation Category ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -Monday, January 16th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented the Zayed Future Energy Prize to nine winners during the 2017 awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi today. Nine pioneers in renewable energy and sustainability across five categories became the latest awardees to join the prize’s growing international community of winners. The 2017 recipients of the prize span a wide range of industry expertise, from breakthrough photovoltaic manufacturing to government policy advisory. The Zayed Future Energy Prize has so far recognised 57 individuals and organisations since it was founded in 2008. Li Junfeng, Director General of China’s National Center of Climate Strategy Research, won the Lifetime Achievement award for his unwavering commitment to the adoption of renewable energy in China. General Elec ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Sunday, January 15th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Expo 2020 Dubai 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. 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. 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 – which are key themes to Expo 2020 Dubai. The programmes include the Innovation Impact Grants, Innovation and Best Practice Exposure Grants, Innovation Challenges and the Youth Programme. The Innovation Impact Grants – the flagship programme of Expo Live – is the first to open its 2017 biannual Call for Proposals ... Read more »
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Beta Film uses the innovative MX1 360 platform which allows customers to manage and distribute content on a single, hybrid cloud-based platform LUXEMBOURG -Tuesday, January 17th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that Beta Film Ltd., one of the leading international operating distributers of television, home video and new media content, has extended its existing service contract with MX1, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES. This new long-term contract extends and expands the existing agreement, which began in 2009, and covers a wide range of services, including content, picture, data and meta-data management. Beta Film uses the innovative MX1 360 platform which bundles all MX1 media services and allows customers to manage and distribute content on a single, hybrid cloud-based platform. "The renewed long-term relationship with Beta Film is once again a solid example that MX1 can serve and satisfy the widest and most diffe ... Read more »
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DOHA, Qatar-Lundi 16 Janvier 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] QNB Group, la plus grande institution financière du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique (région MEA) a annoncé ses résultats de l'année prenant fin le 31 décembre 2016. Pour les douze mois prenants fin le 31 décembre 2016, le bénéfice net a atteint 12.4 milliards QAR (3.4 milliards USD), soit une progression de 10% par rapport à l'année dernière. Le totale des actifs signent une hausse de 34% par rapport à décembre 2015, atteignant les 720 milliards QAR (198 milliards USD), un record pour le groupe. Le Conseil d'Administration a recommandé à l'Assemblée Générale la distribution d'un dividende en espèces de 35% de la valeur nominale des actions (3,5 QAR par action) et d'une part du bonus de 10% du capital social (1 action pour 10 actions). Les résultats financiers de 2016 ainsi que la distribution des bénéfices sont soumis à l'approbation de la Banque centrale du Qatar (QCB). La croissance des actifs s’explique notamment par celle des prêt ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, January 17th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Expo 2020 Dubai today revealed full details of its sustainability strategy – a key pillar in the planning of the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia – at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). Sustainability will be among the main focuses of the World Expo and the legacy it wants to leave behind for the UAE, the region and the wider world. Included in Expo 2020 Dubai’s exhibition stand at ADSW are plans for its Sustainability Pavilion, which is envisioned by Expo 2020 as an inspiration for a new generation of guardians of the earth’s welfare as well as an example of sustainability in action. The Sustainability Pavilion is planned to take much of its energy and water needs from the sun and the atmosphere and will be a tangible testament to the focus and progress made in the field of sustainability in the UAE. Attendees of ADSW will see a model of the Pavilion, view other key gree ... Read more »
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, January 17th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) in association with the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA), has today launched the ‘Women in STEM Education and Career Pathways’ conference. The international conference specifically focuses on boosting opportunities and awareness for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Over the course of the two days prominent women within the fields of science, technology and engineering, delivered lectures on their own personal experiences and how the situation could potentially be improved. Reflecting on the importance of such initiatives, particularly within the Middle East and North Africa region, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, AURAK president, stated, “As a university, I feel that we have a duty to actively promote progressive values and attitudes. Through the power of education we are obligated to encou ... Read more »
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DUBAI, Émirats Arabes Unis, 17 janvier 2017 –(ME NewsWire)- à l’occasion de la Semaine de la Durabilité d’Abu Dhabi (ADSW), Expo 2020 Dubai a révélé aujourd’hui les détails de sa stratégie de durabilité, un élément fondamental de la planification de cette Exposition universelle – la première organisée dans la région MEASA (Moyen-Orient, Afrique et Asie du Sud). La durabilité sera l’un des thèmes majeurs de l’Expo, mais aussi du legs qu’elle entend laisser aux Émirats arabes unis, à l’ensemble de la région et au reste du monde. Lors de la Semaine de la Durabilité d’Abu Dhabi, les visiteurs pourront découvrir sur le stand d’Expo 2020 Dubai les plans du pavillon Durabilité. Conçu pour inspirer la nouvelle génération, garante de l’avenir de notre planète, celui-ci offrira par ailleurs des exemples de mise en application de la durabilité. La majorité des besoins en énergie et en eau du pavillon Durabilité sera assurée par des ressources photovoltaïques et pluviales. L’objectif est d’illust ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, January 16th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre, a multi-specialty primary health care facility in Dubai, has 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. The award was presented to Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre by His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of Board of Directors of Dubai Health Authority (DHA), at an event held at the Godolphin Ballroom, Emirates Towers Hotel in Dubai today. The initiative aims to celebrate outstanding contributions of individuals, companies and innovations in the healthcare industry. Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre was recognised for spreading health awareness in and outside their workplace and making a contribution to save the environment. Panacea Medical & Wellness Centre provides multi-specialty outpatient services and has been organising comm ... Read more »
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ZURICH-Monday, January 16th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer was misquoted by Bloomberg News as saying “Margins Will Not Fully Recover This Year.” The word “margins” is incorrect. Dr. Spiesshofer used the word “markets” saying that ABB does not foresee global markets recovering fully this year. ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees. Contacts For more information please contact: ABB Ltd Media Relations Tel: +41 43317 7111 Permanent link :
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- Voted Global Number One Risk Technology Vendor for the fourth consecutive year- PARIS-Monday, January 16th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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). Directed by Risk Magazine, this annual award gives capital markets players the opportunity to voice their opinion on the quality of technology solutions offered by leading vendors in the areas of pricing, analytics, trading and risk management. The 2016 results are a reflection of Murex’s deep capital markets expertise, a steadfast commitment to innovation and strong continuous investment in support services. Harnessing these strengths, Murex ensures that its ... Read more »
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MILAN-Monday, January 16th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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. 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 ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates -Monday, January 16th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] Grundfos, 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 16–19 January 2017, in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE. Some of the companies participating in WFES are part of the Act NOW by Grundfos initiative (, a strategic business alliance 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. “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. This is a result of the early and strict environmental regulations in Denmark, which have encouraged companies to be highly innovative and deve ... Read more »
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MILAN-Mardi 17 Janvier 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)--La RTBF, principal diffuseur TV et Radio francophone en Belgique, a attribué à SIAE Microelettronica un marché pour 3 ans du renouvellement de la totalité du réseau Faisceaux Hertzien et ceux en remplacement de son réseau d’ancienne génération existant. La solution innovante proposée par SIAE MICROELETTRONICA permettra de mettre en place un réseau compatible avec les technologies de diffusion de la RTBF tout en permettant une évolutivité du réseau et une sécurisation optimale. La RTBF a sélectionné SIAE MICROELETTRONICA comme fournisseur unique à la fois pour sa solution Faisceaux Hertziens, son système de gestion ainsi que tous les services de transformations de réseau associées. SIAE MICROELETTRONICA offre une garantie de migration sans coupure de l’ensemble des canaux vidéo et radio durant toute la période de migration. L'expérience de SIAE MICROELETTRONICA dans les réseaux de diffusion a été un facteur décisif dans l'at ... Read more »
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