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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia-Wednesday, March 1st 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] The Ebrahim A. Juffali and Brothers Technical Equipment Company (JTECO), exclusive Kärcher Cleaning Equipment representation in the Saudi market, recently celebrated the inauguration of a new Kärcher Center Showroom for the sales and promotion of Kärcher Cleaning Equipment for Domestic and Industrial Product Lines. The opening of the new JTECO Kärcher Showroom, located at Kilo 14, Madina Road in Jeddah, marks the 19-year anniversary of JTECO’s exclusive representation of Kärcher Cleaning Equipment in KSA. Kärcher’s domestic cleaning machines are displayed at the new showroom, in addition to a wide range of industrial and commercial cleaning equipment. The ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by Sheikh Amin Juffali, JTECO Chairman; Mr. Hartmut Jenner, CEO & Chairman of the Management Board of the Kärcher Group; and H.E. Mr. Holger Ziegeler, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, in the presence of Kärcher re ... Read more »
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277 Live Mobile Money Services Available in 92 Countries; GSMA Launches Mobile Money Developer Portal BARCELONA, Spain-Wednesday, March 1st 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today unveiled its sixth ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a current snapshot of the mobile money landscape and highlighting the impact of mobile money on lives, economies and innovation over the past 10 years. The report provides the only comprehensive picture of mobile money around the globe. This edition looks back across the decade since the pioneering launch of M-Pesa in Kenya, which first demonstrated the potential of mobile technology to transform access to financial services. Today there are more than half a billion registered mobile money accounts across 92 countries. “Giving underserved people access to digital payments has expanded financial inclusion to hundreds of millions of people in developing countries and has enabled them to be more secure, more empowered ... Read more »
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UNHCR Becomes Latest Supporter of the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, Joining 108 Mobile Operators and Six Humanitarian and Technical Partners BARCELONA, Spain-Wednesday, March 1st 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today launched the first Humanitarian Connectivity Charter Annual Report, highlighting efforts by mobile network operator (MNO) signatories to support disaster preparedness and response activities around the world during 2016. This annual report maps the progress made under the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter, capturing global efforts to address humanitarian emergencies ranging from the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe to reducing the impact of natural disasters. It highlights the critical role of the mobile industry in supporting resilience and serves as a baseline against which to measure progress in the coming years. The GSMA also announced a new humanitarian supporter of the Charter, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ... Read more »
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TOKYO -Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the release of the English edition of “Toshiba Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company Environmental Report 2016,” its annual review of environmental policy, measures and activities. The 2016 report covers activities in fiscal 2015, including efforts to reduce environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emissions in production processes and to develop semiconductor and storage devices that advance energy conservation. The report also covers the proactive environmental communications carried out at manufacturing sites. The report’s introduction provides a visual overview of Toshiba Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company’s line-up of essential products and how they contribute to energy saving in today’s advanced social infrastructure. This report is published in print and on-line versions, and the latter can be seen at: ... Read more »
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MASERU, LESOTHO-Mercredi 1 Mars 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- AIDS Healthcare Foundation, en partenariat avec Sa Majesté la Reine Masenate MohatoSeeiso du Lesotho, a organisé un événement spécial destiné à assister les filles à rester à l'école, à réduire leur vulnérabilité aux infections par le VIH et à renforcer leur estime de soi. L'événement, qui fait partie d’une initiative conjointe du projet Hlokomela Banana ( Soins pour les filles) de la Reine et de la campagne AHF's GIRLS ACT, a soutenu des jeunes femmes et des jeunes filles provenant de diverses écoles et d'un orphelinat, fournissant gratuitement des serviettes hygiéniques et des fournitures scolaires. Cette initiative a été largement soutenue par le fait convaincant qu'une fille sur dix en Afrique subsaharienne manque l'école en raison de son cycle menstruel, ce qui équivaut à vingt pour cent d'une année scolaire donnée. « Globalement, les filles continuent de manquer l'école une fois leurs menstruations commence ... Read more »
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New global partner program expands client delivery solutions LONDON -Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody’s Analytics has today announced the launch of its new PartnerAlliance network. This program invites best of breed consultancies, system integrators, and technology vendors to bring Moody’s Analytics’ award-winning capabilities to common customers, creating world-class solutions for critical financial risk management problems. Through PartnerAlliance, Moody’s Analytics recognizes and facilitates collaboration with its partners—third-party firms that attain competency in implementing or selling Moody’s Analytics’ solutions. Charter members of the program include a number of Moody’s Analytics’ long-standing partners, forming the core of an expert network that offers delivery and support options for Moody’s Analytics’ clients. Upon joining the PartnerAlliance program, partners are offered online training and certification, access to a dedicated hel ... Read more »
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Data analytics solution to provide Zain deeper insights into its 47 million customers BARCELONA, Spain-Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Flytxt, a fast growing customer data analytics software company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to deploy its Customer Value Management (CVM) solutions for Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa. Flytxt, through its CVM solutions, will deliver deeper customer insights to enhance customer experience and revenue for Zain Group operations. Duncan Howard, Chief Commercial Officer, Zain Group said, “As a sustainable and innovative digital communications company, we strive to understand our customers better and provide better mobile experience to them through technology. Flytxt is a leading player in Analytics and Omni-Channel experience and we are confident that Flytxt solutions will help us offer more personalised and relevant offers to our 47 ... Read more »
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MASERU, LESOTHO-Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The AIDS Healthcare Foundation, in partnership with Her Majesty Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso of Lesotho, hosted a special event intended to help keep girls in school, reduce their vulnerability to HIV infections and build their self-esteem. The event, which is a joint initiative of the Queen’s Hlokomela Banana (Care for Girls) project and AHF’s GIRLS ACT campaign supported young women and girls drawn from various schools and an orphanage with the provision of free sanitary pads and school supplies. This initiative was largely informed by the compelling fact that one in ten girls in Sub-Saharan Africa misses school as a result of their menstruation cycle, which equals twenty percent of a given school year. “Globally girls continue to miss school once their menstruation starts, due to lack of facilities, lack of information or lack of personal sanitary products in the schools. Unfortunately, the ripple effec ... Read more »
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HAMILTON, Bermuda-Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arch Reinsurance Ltd. , Bermuda (Arch Re), is pleased to announce the formation of Arch Underwriters (Gulf) Limited (AUGL) to be based in the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), UAE, subject to final approval from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA). AUGL will have underwriting authority for Arch Re, which holds a financial strength rating of ‘A+’ from Standard & Poor’s. AUGL will supplement Arch Re’s existing operating entity in the DIFC, Gulf Reinsurance Limited (Gulf Re). Arch Re completed the acquisition of Gulf Re in May 2015 from its joint venture partner, the Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC). As part of that process Arch Re put in place the following two reinsurance arrangements to demonstrate its full commitment to Gulf Re: A Loss Portfolio Transfer Agreement whereby Arch Re assumes 100% of all liabilities in respect of business written by Gulf Re prior to 30 September 2014. ... Read more »
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SANTA CLARA, Calif.-Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. today announced the availability of high-performance reference designs seamlessly paring MediaTek’s Helio™ X30 processor with Analogix’s ANX7625 SlimPort® transmitter to provide DisplayPort™ over USB-C™ at 4K Ultra-HD resolution for smart devices. The MediaTek Helio X30 is the most powerful addition to the MediaTek Helio family for today’s high-end smartphones. Bringing together MediaTek’s 10-core, Tri-Cluster architecture on TSMC 10nm process, MediaTek Helio X30 delivers power efficiency, sustained high performance, and is an ideal platform for Analogix’s ANX7625 SlimPort transmitter to offer breakthrough 4K Ultra-HD mobile video experiences. The ANX7625 is an ultra-low power, single-chip bridge from the MIPI™ and USB 3.1 interfaces of the application processor to DisplayPort over USB-C, simultaneously performing the necessary USB-C port switching and management. It suppor ... Read more »
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Mobile Ecosystem Accounted for 4.4 Per Cent of Global GDP in 2016 BARCELONA, Spain-Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The number of unique mobile subscribers around the world will surpass 5 billion later this year, according to a new GSMA study. The 2017 global edition of the GSMA’s ‘Mobile Economy’ report reveals that the 5 billion-subscriber milestone will be achieved by mid-year 2017 and will increase to 5.7 billion by the end of the decade. By that point, almost three-quarters of the world’s population will be subscribed to a mobile service. Subscriber growth over this period will be driven primarily by large Asia markets such as India, which alone is forecast to add 310 million new unique subscribers by 2020. The study also highlights the on-going shift to mobile broadband networks and smartphones, paving the way towards the 5G era, and the mobile industry’s growing contribution to the global economy, jobs and social development. “Mobile is a global ... Read more »
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Global IP Network Customers Can Choose the Level of Mitigation Support that Best Fits their Cyber Security Strategy NEW YORK-Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), announced that it is expanding its Distributed Denial of Service Protection Services (DPS). The expanded suite of services will enable its Global IP Network customers around the world to easily customize the level of service and assistance that best fits their needs. DDoS attacks can strike at any time, potentially crippling network infrastructure and severely degrading the performance and reachability of a website or other IP-accessible system. Depending upon the type and severity of an attack, the impact can result in significant losses in revenue and damaged assets and, most importantly, in unpleasant experiences for end users. “Recognizing the continuously incre ... Read more »
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Over 15 cable providers now testing the SES Ultra HD platform, with some on verge of launching historic consumer Ultra HD services LUXEMBOURG -Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced that six more U.S. cable operators have joined its successful Ultra HD trials, while some of the first cable providers to participate are nearing the historic launch of consumer Ultra HD packages across the country. A new wave of Ultra HD trial agreements have been signed with cable operators from coast to coast, including Aureon in Iowa, GVTC Communications in Texas, Highlands Cable Group in North Carolina, KPU Telecommunications in Alaska, Service Electric in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and Shrewsbury Community Cable in Massachusetts. Over 15 cable operators and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs), with a combined audience of over seven million subscribers, are currently testing 4K content delivery ac ... Read more »
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INGELHEIM, Germany-Tuesday, February 28th 2017 [ ME NewsWire ] When agreeing on an appropriate treatment, 30% of involved patients said further discussion was not needed and they preferred to strictly follow their doctor or nurse’s recommendation1 Every third IPF patient interviewed said they were not involved, losing the opportunity to share individual needs and priorities1 Survey shows patients and physicians are aligned on maintaining lung function for as long as possible being one of the key treatment priorities1,2 “It was hard for me to deal with the trauma of being diagnosed with this devastating rare disease and to make decisions, but speaking openly with my doctor about my IPF was an important step to finding the appropriate treatment to help me live with my condition.” – Stephen Jones, 68, IPF patient (BUSINESS WIRE)-- New results from a global survey of over 150 people living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a life-threatening rare lung disease, demonstrate ... Read more »
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