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Representatives from DIAC meet with international counterparts at leading conference to share experience in developing a world class education hub

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, November 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Dr. Ayoub of TECOM Investment’s Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) led a delegation from UAE to present at QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education (QS-APPLE) in Taiwan. QS APPLE celebrated its 10th anniversary as the biggest, longest-running conference and exhibition for international educators in Asia, Europe, America and Australia. The event is designed to build world-class universities for regional communities through global partnership and collaboration.

There are currently 220 International Branch Campus (IBCs) worldwide, and the UAE is currently host to 37 of them, more than any other country in the world. TECOM’s Education Cluster is home to more than 50% of the UAE’s IBCs. By grouping together multi-t ... Read more »

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Shanghai - Monday, November 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global shipments of ZTE smartphones were up by a notable 42 percent year-on-year in the third quarter 2014, according to a recent report from global market research organization, Strategy Analytics. ZTE also saw a 15 percent year-on-year increase in overall global handset shipments, its fastest growth rate in over two years.

The report from Strategy Analytics revealed that the US market was a particular hotspot for ZTE, where third quarter shipments increased by 40 percent year-on-year. As one of the fastest growing Chinese brands in the region, ZTE ranks fourth overall in the North American mobile and smartphone market and second overall in the US prepaid market. ZTE’s performance in the US has benefited from increased branding and marketing efforts, such as high-profile partnerships with three NBA teams.

Strong global growth for ZTE can also be attributed to the performance of its s ... Read more »

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Adds Global Particle Size Technology Leader to Industry’s Broadest Bioavailability and Delivery Technology Offerings

ME NewsWire/Business Wire

SOMERSET, N.J. - Saturday, November 15th 2014

Catalent, Inc. (NYSE:CTLT), the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that it has acquired Micron Technologies, a leading global provider of particle size engineering technologies.

In an important advance in executing its strategy to provide the best drug delivery technologies and the broadest drug development expertise, Catalent will add Micron Technologies’ superior particle size engineering capabilities to its industry leading suite of drug delivery and development solutions. Catalent can now partner with more pharmaceutical innovators at the earliest stages of the drug development process with an unrivaled set of options and expertise. The ... Read more »

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands - Wednesday, November 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Investors Trust Assurance SPC (“ITA") is pleased to announce that its office in Miami has moved to a new location in Brickell, the Financial District of Miami. This new office, in the heart of the growing city of Miami, supports the Company’s innovative and progressive culture, while offering a prime location for convenient business.

Miami is a multi-cultural city and acts as a gateway to the Latin American markets, making it an ideal location for international businesses. The Financial District, known as 'Brickell', is growing at a fast pace and is home to many major financial firms, some even call it "The Wall Street of the South".

Investors Trust believes that this move supports the expansion of the Company. The new office building has obtained a Gold LEED Certification, further enhancing the Company’s responsibility program ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior received Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India and the accompanying delegation, in his office at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ on Tuesday.

During the meeting, both sides discussed bilateral relations between the two friendly countries and the ways to further strengthen and develop the relations. The talks also touched on the latest developments in the regional and international scenes.

The meeting was attended by Major General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director General of the Headquarters Affairs at Abu Dhabi Police; and Ouhoud Al Shehhi from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Indian delegation included: Mridul Kumar, Director of Gulf and Arab ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The United Arab Emirates is participating in the preparatory committee meeting for the ministries of interiors of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The meeting is to be held in the sisterly country of Kuwait on the 11th and 12th of November in preparation for the 33rd meeting of the GCC interior ministers.

Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior and the head of a delegation from the ministry, departed for Kuwait yesterday evening in order to participate in the preparatory meeting for the interior ministers of the GCC countries. The preparatory meeting was inaugurated by Lt. General Suleiman Fahad Al-Fahad, the Undersecretary at the Kuwait Ministry of Interior.

The meeting discussed several important issues that contribute to enhancing security cooperation among the GCC countries, in addition to the recommendations decided by t ... Read more »

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Qatar - Thursday, November 13th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

MEEZA the leading IT services and solutions provider in Qatar, announced that its latest and biggest data centre to date. M-VAULT 2, with a total building area of 10,000 m2 is now fully operational and offering access to MEEZA’s full portfolio of services.

Built in accordance with the highest global standards, MEEZA’s M-VAULT 2 is the first data centre of its kind in the MENA region the new data centre offers an unprecedented level of flexibility and reliability in the region, enabling businesses to benefit from greater efficiency and reduced risk. The facility is certified by the Uptime Institute as a Tier III data centre offering a guaranteed uptime of 99.98%.

“With the commercial availability of M-VAULT 2, MEEZA takes a big leap forward in its capability to deliver end-to-end business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. This is now available to organisations in Qatar and across th ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, November 14th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

To mark the World Diabetes Day celebrated every year on November 14, the Directorate General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi organized a health awareness drive.

Colonel Salim Ali Al Qattam Al Zaabi, Director General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi emphasized the commitment of the directorate to spread the diabetes prevention culture and raise awareness of staff members and customers about this escalating health threat and the ways to prevent it.

The Medical Services Department at Abu Dhabi Police took part in this event by providing blood sugar tests for staff members and customers of the directorate, as well as answering their questions and queries about diabetes and its treatment.

Additionally, the Media and Public Relations Section, in cooperation with the Medical Services Department, distributed awareness-raising brochures and pamphlets to ... Read more »

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First of its Kind Worldwide

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, November 13th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, reviewed the ISO:15189 certification for Biological Samples on Thursday. The Forensic Evidence Department at the Abu Dhabi Police obtained the certification from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). According to the A2LA website, the Forensic Evidence Department is the first police entity to obtain this certification worldwide.

Colonel Abdul Rahman Al Hammadi, Head of the Forensic Evidence Department, officially presented HH Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed with the certificate at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ). His Highness Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed praised the international achievement and urged the team at the Forensic Evidence Department to pursue further efforts and dedication in order to achieve excellence and innovation.

... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) has discussed preparations for the 43rd National Day alongside the suggested proposals for the activities and events to be hosted at the MoI in celebration of the cherished national occasion.

The coordination committee, headed by Colonel Hussein Mahmoud Al Awadhi, Acting Head of the Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Interior, reviewed the celebration program which includes: performances of national poems and songs, folklore soliloquys, a dedicated area to exhibit the traditional heritage of the UAE, interviews with senior figures who have witnessed the journey of the Union’s march and of the nation’s leader, the late H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may Allah rest his soul), in addition to a myriad of programs and competitions by the staff members of the ministry.

Colonel Al Awadhi explained that preparing for the celebrati ... Read more »

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Under the auspices of HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Ministry of Interior organized an introductory forum at Al Khawarizmi Institute in Abu Dhabi. The forum aims at acquainting deaf and hearing impaired students of Al Khawarizmi Institute with the second edition of the MoI’s Award for Smartphone Applications.

Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations and Head of E-Services and Smart Applications Team at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), noted that the award comes in response to the directives of the police leadership. “It also embodies the ministry’s keenness to actively support government projects, especially electronic and smart projects aimed at strengthening the UAE’s electronic presence in the global compe ... Read more »

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AMSTERDAM - Friday, November 14th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (ticker: PSH) today released its regular weekly Net Asset Value (NAV) on its website, www.pershingsquareholdings.com. The NAV was computed as of the close of business on Tuesday, 11 November 2014.

PSH NAV per share as of close of business on 11 November 2014 was USD26.33.

Weekly net asset value is calculated at the close of business on each Tuesday and posted on the following Thursday. In the event that Tuesday in not a business day, PSH will calculate the close-of-business NAV as of the business day immediately preceding that Tuesday. In the event that Thursday is not a business day, any such NAV will be posted the next business day following that Thursday.

About Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd.

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. is a concentrated, research-intensive, fundamental value investor in the public markets in long ... Read more »

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