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Honoring Distinguished Staff Members and Partners

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, December 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior reviewed the investigation management efforts exerted by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Tuesday. The reviewed efforts included methods of combating crime, using the latest technology, and maintaining the gains of the UAE in the fields of security and prosperity in accordance with the best international standards.

His Highness attended the second annual forum of the Criminal Investigation Department at the Abu Dhabi Police, which was organized by the department and held at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr.  His Highness praised the efforts of the honorees while stressing the importance of motivating and encouraging current and future employees and partners to pursue further excellence; and to enhance their performance in a way tha ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, December 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Inmates Week organized under the theme of “Lead me to a Better Future” concluded its activities in Abu Dhabi.   The closing ceremony took place at Mushrif mall and included recreational activities, as well as national, educational and cultural competitions,  presented by media figure Jassem Obeid Al Zaabi from the Community Police and Abdullah Al Mahri from Al Mafraq Juveniles Center. The activities witnessed significant interaction from the visitors; and winners in the competitions received valuable gifts from the Traffic and Patrols Department; the Law Respect Culture Bureau; Al Faraj Relief Fund; the Community Police; the National Rehabilitation Center (NRC); the Vocational Education Development Center (VEDC); the Medical Services Department; and the Family Development Foundation (FDF).   Moreover, the Security Inspection Depar ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, December 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

As part of its participation at the GCC Military Forum recently held in Bahrain, the Ministry of Interior presented a paper on evolution of Emirati women’s work within the Police force. The paper was presented by Major Amina Mohamed Khamis Al Baloushi, Chairperson of the Emirates Women Police Association (EWPA).

Major Al Baloushi gave an overview of Emirati women’s journey and achievements made under the care and support of the higher leadership. She referred to the decision of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU) and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), to declare 28th August each year as ‘Emirati Women’s Day’, to celebrate the establishment of the General Women's Union (GWU). All the local and federal institutions will observe this day to commemorate the national achievements at ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, December 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The 2nd Annual Gulf Obesity Surgery Society (GOSS) Meeting, one of the biggest obesity events in the Middle East commenced today at the Raffles Hotel Dubai under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA).

Hosted by the Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group (EOMSIG), the conference is the only dedicated platform in the Middle East to address obesity which has become world’s biggest public health problem. The GOSS Meeting brought bariatric healthcare professionals together as well as International Delegates in Middle East to address the global concern. The conference consisted of live surgeries programme, including three detailed workshops and over 20 sessions with keynote lectures and oral presentations.

The highlight of the conference was the latest technique of Primary Obesity Surgery, Endoluminal (POSE) which was demonstrated for the first time in Dubai throug ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, December 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police GHQ organized a workshop to discuss the required mechanism to prepare, update and review the strategic plan 2016-2020. The workshop was held by the Strategy and Performance Development General Directorate, under the slogan (Security of the critical infrastructure and enhancing full readiness to handle crises and disasters).

The workshop was inaugurated by Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ who noted that this workshop comes at a time when it is significantly necessary to review, update and develop strategic plans to keep pace with the rapid developments of world events. “It also complements the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ’s methodology and the government’s commitment to continuously spread the strategic concepts across all sectors, which has become a practical reality through the applicatio ... Read more »

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Transaction Provides Significant Value to Shareholders and Positions the Company to Capitalize on Future Growth Opportunities

PHOENIX & NEW YORK - Monday, December 15th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83.00 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2, 2014. The consortium includes Funds advised by BC Partners (“the BC Funds”), alongside several of its limited partners, including La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“La Caisse”) and StepStone. Longview Asset Management, which owns or manages approximately 9% of PetSmart’s outstanding shares has committed to vote in favor of the transaction. Longview will participate in the consortium only with respect to approximately one-third of its ... Read more »

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$1.3 billion transaction frees capital for higher-return, less-volatile investments

CHICAGO - Tuesday, December 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its global cocoa business to Olam International Limited (SGX: O32) for $1.3 billion, subject to customary adjustments.

“We are continuing to actively manage our portfolio to create shareholder value by improving returns and dampening the volatility of our earnings,” said ADM Chairman and CEO Patricia Woertz. “This transaction will allow us to redeploy capital to investments that offer improved returns potential and less volatility than the cocoa business, or distribute excess capital to shareholders, or a combination of both.”

The sale encompasses ADM’s entire global cocoa business, including processing facilities in Mississauga, Canada; Koog aan de Zaan and Wormer, Nethe ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, December 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) celebrated International Human Rights Day under the slogan ‘Human Rights 365’. The Human Rights Department at the Ministry organized a seminar for the occasion, which falls on December 10 each year, with countrywide participants from the Police General Headquarters in the auditorium at the ministry’s headquarters.

The ceremony was attended by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior; director generals; heads of departments; Mohammed Salim Al Ka’bi, Chairman of the Emirates Human Rights Association (EHRA); Advisor Hassan Mohamed Al Hammadi, Head of the Financial Unit of the Public Prosecution Office (PPO) at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department; Iman Khamis Al Raisi, Head of the Local Coordination Section at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Dr. Hatem Ali, Regional Director of the United Natio ... Read more »

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INGELHEIM, Germany - Monday, December 15th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

    First patient enrolled in RE-SPECT ESUSTM, which evaluates dabigatran in prevention of recurrent Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source (ESUS)
    Patients who suffer an ESUS are at high risk of another fatal or disabling stroke due to lack of effective treatment options1–4
    RE-SPECT ESUSTM aims to close gaps in clinical data and knowledge on prevention of recurrent ESUS
    RE-VOLUTIONTM clinical study programme for dabigatran encompasses 60,000 patients5

(BUSINESS WIRE) - For Non-US/Non-UK/Non-Canadian Media

Boehringer Ingelheim announces that the first patient has been enrolled in the RE-SPECT ESUSTM phase III study to investigate the efficacy and safety of dabigatran etexilate for the prevention of recurrent Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source, also called ESUS. An ESUS occurs when a blood clot from some ... Read more »

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In recognition for their efforts to receive ISO certificate

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, December 14th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Major General Khalil Dawood Badran, Director General of Finance and Services at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, honored the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) team, in recognition of their efforts in implementing international environmental standards in accordance with the ISO 14001 for environmental management systems and the OHSAS 18001 for best practices in occupational health and safety- both of which the General Directorate of Finance and Services has received.  

Major General Badran expressed his gratitude for the efforts of the team and encouraged them to continue to excel and pursue innovation “in ways that serve the developmental plans and programs for the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, and thus allow us to achieve the strategic objectives regarding EHS regulations.”

Major General Badran p ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, December 11th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

UK Prime Minister David Cameron extended his heartfelt thanks to the United Arab Emirates, represented by the Ministry of Interior; for its kind initiative to host the upcoming global summit on ending online child sexual exploitation.

Prime Minister Cameron had inaugurated this year’s edition of the Global Summit on Ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation, which was held in London from 9-11December, with representatives from 60 countries, including 30 ministers from around the world. He pointed out that the summit aims at bringing together various international governments to galvanize support in the battle against online child sexual exploitation, by developing mechanisms for joint and concrete action to identify and protect victims; arrest offenders and bring them to justice by preventing the continued abuse of the internet to exploit children for sexual gratification.

The UA ... Read more »

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