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Vision system developers can create high-throughput, quick-to-respond, deterministic applications using standard Windows-driven PCs

MONTREAL & WALTHAM, Mass - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Matrox Imaging and IntervalZero today announced Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) support for IntervalZero’s RTX64 Real-time Operating System (RTOS) Platform.

The result of close collaboration between the two companies, MIL for RTX64 gives OEMs of high-throughput, time- and response-critical machine vision sub-systems an alternative to using expensive, proprietary image-acquisition and processing hardware.

Guidance, inspection and identification applications can be deployed such that the demanding vision and control functions run in RTX64’s highly deterministic environment while the rest of the applications, such as the HMI and archiving operations, run in a familiar Windows environment on standard PCs.

Through a separ ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, November 2nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The board of the Police Sports Association approved the beach sports activities under “police and community”.  The event, which takes place under the patronage of Shaikh Ammar bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, commences on 1 Nov. and goes until 7 Nov., 2014, and will be held at the Ajman Corniche. Together with the police teams, all community activities will take part in the morning activities accompany the sports competitions for school students.

In a meeting, which was held at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) and chaired by Mohammed Saeed Al Marri, Deputy Chairman of the Police Sports Association, the board discussed the agenda that included the approval of the minutes from the previous meeting. The meeting was attended by board members.

The board reviewed the recommendations of the Technical Committee and the reports of the Police Swimming C ... Read more »

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Payment processor i2c enables Shift debit cardholders to seamlessly spend alternative currencies, including loyalty points, airline miles, precious metals and bitcoin

REDWOOD CITY, Calif - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- i2c, Inc., a global provider of card processing and emerging financial services solutions, today announced that it is providing the payment processing infrastructure behind Shift Payments' debit card, which allows consumers to make payments in fiat, digital and alternative currencies. The companies have already collaborated to get test cards to market and are working on a global roll out.

CLICK TO TWEET: .@ShiftPayments taps @i2cinc to provide #payments platform for debit card that uses #bitcoin, loyalty pts, air miles, gold #money2020

i2c's global processing platform, used by organizations worldwide to offer customized financial products, is the bridge that connects Shift to the existing payments ec ... Read more »

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Subsidiaries of Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) today obtained a green light from an English Court to challenge the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Key questions regarding the Directive’s validity will be referred to the CJEU as ordered by Mr. Justice Turner during a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Commenting on the decision, Marc Firestone, Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Philip Morris International, said:

“This marks an important first step for our challenge of the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive. We believe the Directive disrupts the balance that the EU treaties establish between the Union and the Member States, and we are looking forward to a thorough, objective review by the EU’s highest court.

“There is no ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, October 31st 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police recently organized a traffic awareness lecture at the Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) that benefited as many as 50 drivers. The lecture is  part of a series of programs targeting truck drivers of both the public and private sectors, in order to stress the importance of observing traffic laws; adhering to the designated speed limits on internal and external roads; abstaining from entering the city of Abu Dhabi during peak hours and during foggy weather conditions.

Lt. Colonel Jamal Salem Al Ameri, Chief of Public Relations Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate, Abu Dhabi Police, said: “The lecture included screening of realistic and educational films tackling the most important causes of truck accidents notably; sudden swerving; failure to leave sufficient safe distance between vehicles; excessive spe ... Read more »

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For arresting traffic violators that endanger lives

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, November 1st 2014 [ME NewsWire]
Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior honored Corporal Abdullah Ahmed Al Mahri and Corporal Ahmed Mohammed Al Antali from the Ghayathi Police Station at the Western Region Police Directorate. The honoring, which took place in His Highness office, is in recognition of the two officers’ efforts in arresting reckless drivers who have committed traffic violations that threaten the lives of other road users, thus enhancing road safety and preventing road accidents and their resulting serious injuries and casualties.
His Highness lauded the efforts of the honorees in serving the community, urging them to further pursue excellence by providing better services to society and helping others.
For their part, the two honorees expressed their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude fo ... Read more »

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Palcon to support mobile growth and track performance
LONDON - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- XLMedia (AIM: XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing services, is pleased to announce the launch of Palcon, a proprietary content management system, which enables improved day to day maintenance of the Company's network of over 2,000 specialist content websites.

The development of Palcon is in line with XL Media’s strategy to invest in technology in order to continuously improve customer experience, drive operational efficiencies, and maintain leadership in the sector.

Palcon will enhance productivity and efficiency for XLMedia in Content and Search through the management of its extensive website portfolio, with advanced capabilities including the following:

    A consolidated management system across all websites, enabling fast and dynamic updates and upgrades
  &nb ... Read more »

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AMSTERDAM. - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (“PSH”) announced today that it will host an investor conference call on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 at 16:00 GMT. During the call, Bill Ackman and the other members of the Pershing Square investment team will address questions e-mailed by investors to ir@persq.com.

An audio webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on PSH's website at www.pershingsquareholdings.com. The conference call will also be available by phone. The dial-in details will be available at www.pershingsquareholdings.com.

Following the call, a replay of the event will be available by audio webcast. The replay of the webcast will be available for approximately two weeks. To access the audio webcast, please visit PSH’s website at www.pershingsquareholdings.com.

About Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd.:

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. is an in ... Read more »

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EDINBURGH, Scotland - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Latest high tech Software Development Kit (SDK) outperforms competitors and offers partners the opportunity to share in revenues

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- sensewhereTM, a leading provider of indoor positioning solutions, is today making its new software development kit available ‘licence free’ to mobile device manufacturers and platform providers. The company has also announced that its partners will have the chance to earn revenue from its crowd-sourced regional location databases.

With the indoor positioning and mobile advertising market growing rapidly, particularly with retailers keen to target customers in-store, sensewhere aims to monetise its regional location databases through services supplied to this multi-million dollar industry. To help accelerate population of its databases, sensewhere intends offering participating mobile device manufacturers and significant platform providers th ... Read more »

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Conducted by ECSSR on behalf of the Security Media Department

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, November 2nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

From a sample study with 4,250 respondents from across the country, 35.9 percent considered social media to be the best way to receive the Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) awareness announcements and campaigns, whereas 27.8 percent considered malls as the best place to receive these announcements and campaigns.

On behalf of the Security Media Department at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, a survey study conducted by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) was carried out in order to identify the best methods and areas in which the public prefers to receive the MoI’s announcements and campaigns. The survey showed that 55.4 percent of the public remembers MoI awareness campaigns that have been delivered over the past six months, and 37.3 ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, October 31st 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior invited university students to attend the introductory forum that will be held next Monday at Al Raha Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The forum, aims at acquainting students with the second edition of the Ministry of Interior’s Award for Smartphone Applications and at encouraging them to submit new ideas and innovations that would improve the services provided by the ministry to both citizens and residents of the UAE via smartphone applications.

Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations and Head of the E-Services and Smart Applications Team at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), noted that the forum will represent a perfect opportunity to acquaint students with the criteria, conditions and categories of the award. It will also provide students with an overview of the registration method and the evaluation process of the projects that wi ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, October 31st 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Directorate General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi celebrated the anniversary of the Prophet's migration “Al-Hijrah” and the new Hijri year 1436 with a lecture titled “Lessons from the Prophet's migration”. The lecture, which was held at the directorate general’s headquarters, was delivered by Sheikh Dr. Anas Mohammed Qassar, preacher at the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments and attended by heads of departments, chiefs of sections, and employees.

In his speech, the lecturer focused on patriotic instinct, as reflected in the stances of the Prophet, peace be upon him, during the migration. He also tackled the importance of good preparation and planning to ensure the success of any action plan, which reflects the practical application of the concept of ‘entrusting one’s affairs to Allah’ (Tawakkul).

... Read more »
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First-of-its-kind program based on LS&Co.’s industry-leading supplier standards

ME NewsWire/Business Wire

WASHINGTON & SAN FRANCISCO - Tuesday, November 4th 2014

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is working with Levi Strauss & Co. to provide financial incentives for garment suppliers in developing countries to upgrade environmental, health, safety and labor standards. This new supplier finance program was announced today at the ILO/IFC Better Work Buyers’ Forum in New York City.

IFC’s Global Trade Supplier Finance program adopts tiered pricing of short-term financing for garment suppliers with lower costs for those borrowers which score strong performance ratings under Levi Strauss & Co.’s environmental and social monitoring system. Specifically, this pioneering program will reward vendors that score higher on LS&Co.’s Terms of Engagement (TOE) assessments, which measure labor, health and safety, ... Read more »

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EMERYVILLE, Calif - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KineMed, Inc. (www.kinemed.com) announced today that it has been awarded a three-year grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to apply its novel, proprietary non-invasive measurement of skeletal muscle mass to pre-term and full-term infants and young children. The Principal Investigator, William Evans, Ph.D., is head of the KineMed Division of Muscle and Health. The study will, for the first time, measure changes in skeletal muscle mass during one year of growth. The information from this project will provide new information to better assess the effects of nutritional status and other factors that result in the loss of muscle.

Childhood malnutrition and growth stunting have possible long-term consequences on the capacity of individuals to reach their full adult potential. According to the World Health Organization in 2013, 161.5 million children worldwide under the age of 5 experi ... Read more »

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HOUSTON - Tuesday, November 4th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CAMAC Energy Inc. (“CAMAC” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: CAK) will release its third-quarter 2014 financial and operating results on Monday, November 10, 2014. A conference call to discuss the results and operations has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET). The dial-in number to access the conference call is 1-877-317-6789 in the United States, or 1-412-317-6789 internationally.

To access the live audio webcast, please visit the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.camacenergy.com.

For those unable to participate in the conference call, a replay will be available for audio playback until December 12, 2014. The number to access the conference call replay is 1-877-344-7529 or outside the US 1-412-317-0088. The passcode for the replay is 10055426.

About CAMAC Energy

CAMAC Energy is an independent oil a ... Read more »

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