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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday, March 13th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry has won the order to supply 46 elevators and 5 escalators for ICD Brookfield Place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The 54-storey, 282 metre-high ICD Brookfield Place, will contain more than 950,000 square feet of Grade A office space and connect to a 150,000 sq ft, five-storey retail centre. There will also be an 21,000 sq ft public area flanked by restaurants that will feature regular arts and cultural events, and the complex will have parking for 2,700 cars. KONE will be equipping the development with 17 Monospace Elevators, 27 Minispace Elevators, 2 Scenic Elevators and 5 escalators. “This is a special project in one of the most prestigious areas of Dubai. We are delighted to be adding our efficient solutions to such an incredible building.” Said Nicolas El Khal, Managing Director of KONE UAE, Oman, and Bahrain. The main contractor is Mult ... Read more »
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KAMPALA, Uganda-Thursday, March 8th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization operating in 39 countries, will mark International Women’s Day (IWD), a day of advocacy and celebration by and for women and girls, with events in over a dozen of AHF countries on or around March 8th. IWD is formally observed each year on March 8th as a combined global holiday and campaign that promotes and commemorates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD also brings governments, organizations and businesses together to spark change for gender equality through action advocacy. Almost 18 million women over the age of 15 make up over half of all adults living with HIV according to the World Health Organization, and women ages 15-24 account for 60% of those infected in that age group. Additionally, HIV positive women in many countries are not afforded equal access to treatment and are often victims of discr ... Read more »
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Andersen records substantial 2017 growth in Latin America, worldwide SAN FRANCISCO-Thursday, March 8th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global is proud to announce the appointment of the Latin America Regional Board which will assist the global association in continuing its unprecedented growth on the continent by providing advice and guidance on issues critical to the organization’s success. The Board is comprised of eight top tax and legal Partners from Andersen Global member firms that will work alongside Global Chairman and Andersen Tax LLC CEO, Mark Vorsatz, to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operations within Latin America. The announcement of the Regional Board follows Andersen’s major expansion in Latin America over the past four years, having added a presence in 12 locations since 2013 in several major economic hubs—Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Chile, Uruguay, Ecuador and Brazil—through its member firms and collaborating firms. The members o ... Read more »
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The Next Step to Revolutionizing Dubai’s Valet Services Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday, March 12th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Renowned for its network of support throughout the GCC as a reputable leader in transportation, Valtrans has set in motion it’s vision for a tech savvy and green efficient valet system within the UAE; the benefits of using the app entail quick vehicle retrieval requests at any time, complementary valet for specified bank cards, a rewards program and simplified payment methods done directly from your phone. “Our in-house engineers are always looking for new ways to make services offered more straightforward, and I’m proud to say that this app is the next stage in advancing your driving experience.” Said Imad Alameddine, Valtrans Group General Manager. With all the developments in mobile technology, Valtrans is the first to make valet parking a seamless activity for clients. The valet app not only enables for a more pleasant customer experience, but also saves a ... Read more »
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ALCAN, Isotropic Systems and Viasat to develop cost-effective, high-performance, application-specific antennas to serve O3b mPOWER Customer Edge Terminals LUXEMBOURG-Thursday, March 8th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES today introduced ALCAN, Isotropic Systems and Viasat as new technology partners for O3b mPOWER, SES Networks’ groundbreaking satellite-based communications system. The three companies have been contracted by SES to develop smart, high-throughput terminal solutions, a building block in the system’s ground infrastructure innovation roadmap. Developed with leading technology partners, O3b mPOWER Customer Edge Terminals (CET) will combine innovative steerable antenna technology with functionality spanning modem, networking and edge compute capabilities. The O3b mPOWER CET will deliver advanced network capability in form factors optimized for market specific cost, performance and power that are quick and simple to install, a key part of the strategy to scale SES ... Read more »
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• 6th cycle of the unique perception study of UAE motorists • All dimensions of dangerous driving decline • Commute times and traffic accidents decrease • Despite positive trends, the absolute levels of perceived misbehavior are still high • Room for improvement: overall driving enjoyment and road infrastructure Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday, March 12th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] The 6th cycle of the unique ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ delivers very positive trends for UAE’s road safety. It seems that the perception of UAE motorists goes hand-in-hand with the remarkable reduction of traffic fatalities in 2017, down by about 30% vs. 2016, according to media reports quoting MOI data. The long-term ‘UAE Road Safety Monitor’ survey which started in 2015 links the perception of UAE motorists to the main causes of road accidents. Perception counts! Hence, this perception study provides valuable feedback about the impact of the involved stakeholders’ efforts aimed at increasing road safety ... Read more »
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Manama, Bahrain-Monday, March 12th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife Of His Majesty The King Of Bahrain and President of the Supreme Council For Women, the third edition of Art Bahrain across Borders (ArtBAB) shall be officially opened on March 14, 2018 at the Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The exhibition is free and open to the public from March 15 - March 18. The contemporary art fair, which is the flagship project of the Art Bahrain across Borders movement , is a collaborative venture with Tamkeen and since its launch in 2016, it has created a new international trajectory for Bahraini artists around the world, with exhibitions in the UK, New Delhi and Mumbai. This year, ArtBAB will see an exciting list of impressive line-up of 15 galleries and 13 independent artists from 11 countries. ArtBAB aims to strengthen the base of Bahraini artists’ visibility by empowering and educating local ... Read more »
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OSAKA, Japan-Thursday, March 8th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Panasonic Corporation celebrated the opening of the Panasonic Museum in Kadoma City, Osaka, on March 7 - on the same day in 1918 the company was founded as Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works by legendary business leader Konosuke Matsushita. An opening ceremony was held in the Konosuke Matsushita Museum on the premises, with 40 people in attendance including such dignitaries as the mayors of Kadoma and neighboring Moriguchi City, as well as company associates and executives. Videos: - Panasonic Museum Opens with Ceremony #Panasonic100th https://youtu.be/PqBYAda249o - TIME LAPSE - Konosuke Matsushita Museum https://youtu.be/fYXe5j6iiJU Photos: - Konosuke Matsushita Museum https://photos.app.goo.gl/PgAcsOhAJSvoOAhQ2 - Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity https://photos.app.goo.gl/zolaGhm8YkpCy8Yu2 The Panasonic Museum consists of the Konosuke Matsushita Museum, the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity and th ... Read more »
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Satellite-based broadband access will help to bridge digital divide among the rural and underserved communities of Thailand GERMANTOWN, Md. & LUXEMBOURG & BANGKOK-Monday, March 12th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rural communities of Thailand will soon be able to enjoy reliable satellite-based broadband services delivered by mu Space Corp using SES Networks’ satellite capacity and the JUPITER™ System from Hughes Networks Systems (Hughes), announced SES today. mu Space is a Thai space technology startup which aims to provide satellite services that are affordable, easy-to-install and offer widespread coverage. By contracting capacity on SES satellites – SES-8 and SES-12 once it is launched – and using the Hughes’ JUPITER System, mu Space will be improving quality of life for Thailand’s citizens by providing reliable and affordable satellite-based broadband for telecom providers and businesses in Thailand. According to Thailand’s telecom industry database, only 12% or about ... Read more »
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World’s only commercially-available, flat-panel, electronically-steered satellite terminal certified for broad use across satellite networks REDMOND, Wash.-Monday, March 12th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kymeta—the communications company making good on the promise of global, mobile connectivity—announced today that the company’s KyWay™ satellite terminals are now certified with the world’s leading satellite operators, including Intelsat, Telesat, SES, and HISPASAT. Antenna certification with these providers means that KyWay terminals successfully connect with the operator’s satellite spacecraft and do not cause adjacent satellite interference. “KyWay terminals have proven successful with Intelsat, one of Kymeta’s major partners, and have also successfully connected to SES, HISPASAT, and Telesat satellites on both conventional and HTS beams,” said Neville Meijers, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, Kymeta. “Kymeta also has conditional approval from Eute ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday, March 12th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] Beyontec, a global insurance information and technology firm specialising in providing configurable solutions to the property and casualty insurance industry, today announced that it has been selected by Al-Buhaira National Insurance Company (ABNIC), a leading insurance company in UAE, as its preferred technology partner. ABNIC will implement Beyontec’s award-winning insurance solution across all lines of business. After evaluating various solutions, ABNIC chose Beyontec Suite to manage the policy lifecycle across a wide variety of products that would help ABNIC achieve its goal to maintain market leadership. Beyontec's proven delivery proposition will also provide ABNIC with the ability to introduce new products to the market quickly. Mr. Nader T. Qaddumi, General Manager, Al-Buhaira National Insurance Company stated “ABNIC Being a leader in the insurance industry for more than forty years, we have carved a niche in ... Read more »
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