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NEW YORK & LONDON - Tuesday, December 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Oliver Wyman, the international management consulting firm, today announced that Sir Hector Sants will join the firm as a Partner and Vice Chairman. Sir Hector will be based in the London office effective July 1, 2015.

Sir Hector will draw from his extensive corporate governance, regulatory reform, and management experience in both the public and private sectors, most recently at Barclay’s Bank, where he served as Head of Compliance and Government and Regulatory Relations. From July, 2007 to June, 2012, Sir Hector was the Chief Executive of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK, the financial regulatory body then responsible for oversight of the integrity of the UK’s financial markets. He led the FSA during the financial crisis and reorganized it into the current conduct and prudential structure prior to his departure.

“Oliver Wyman is especially ... Read more »

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

The Selection and Recruitment Department at the Directorate General of Human Resources at Abu Dhabi Police organized a job fair at the Bawabat Al Sharq Mall in Bani Yas, in a bid to attract male and female citizens, holders of High School and Secondary School Certificates, wishing to work for Abu Dhabi Police.

Major Sultan Al Shamesi, Chief of the Polarization Section at the Selection and Recruitment Department, revealed that the two-day job fair at Bawabat Al Sharq Mall aims at attracting citizens and providing them with suitable work  opportunities. “The job fair represents an appropriate opportunity for parents and young people to get acquainted with the work opportunities and benefits at the different departments of Abu Dhabi Police. The job fair attracted a significant number of young people interested in working in the policing and security field,” he said. Adding furthe ... Read more »

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CINCINNATI. - Tuesday, December 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) released its 16th annual sustainability report today, detailing projects and goals that are reducing the environmental footprint of the Company and of those who use its products, while improving social conditions for those with the greatest need.

The report underlines the Company’s commitment to create industry-leading value with brands and products that consumers prefer, while at the same time conserving resources, protecting the environment.

The report highlights P&G reaching its waste reduction goal six years early and its pulp certification goal a year early, and growing to 70 the number of global facilities delivering zero manufacturing waste to landfill (video). In addition, P&G delivered its 7 billionth liter of clean drinking water through The P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program (CSDW) and delivered disaster ... Read more »

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Up to $6 Million in Milestone Prizes Recognizing Technological Advancements to be Awarded in January 2015

LOS ANGELES - Tuesday, December 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competition, today announced that the deadline for the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE has been officially extended until December 31, 2016. As part of this revised timeline, at least one team must provide documentation of a scheduled launch by December 31, 2015, for all teams to move forward in the competition.

“We continue to see significant progress from our Google Lunar XPRIZE teams, most recently demonstrated in the pursuit of the Milestone Prizes, in which teams exhibited substantial technological achievements that will ultimately support their missions,” said Robert K. Weiss, vice chairman and president, XPRIZE. “We know the mission we are asking teams to accomplish is extremely difficult and unprecedented, not only ... Read more »

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

New Feature Allows Users to Play Against Their Viber Friends -

Launch Games From Storm8 and Playtika Feature Exclusive Viber Content

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Viber, (www.viber.com) the leading messaging, voice and video platform, announced a major expansion in its app today with the launch of Viber Games. This is the third major release for Viber in as many months, following the addition of Mobile Video Calls and Viber Public Chats, as well as numerous other features. Viber has partnered with a number of leading game developers to bring unique gaming experiences to the platform featuring Viber characters and exclusive content. Viber Games is now available in Belarus, Malaysia, Israel, Singapore and the Ukraine and will be rolled out to the rest of the world in a staggered release.

The launch line-up features Viber Candy Mania and Viber Pop from leading mobile game network Storm8 and Wild Luck Casino from lea ... Read more »

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

The Operations Department at the General Directorate of Central Operations in the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ won the men’s bowling championship, and the Community Police Department won the women’s bowling championship. As a part of the 2014 sports activities program, the championship was organized by the Sports Activity Section at the Directorate General of Strategy and Performance Development, and held at the Abu Dhabi Police Officers Club.

For the men’s championship, the Government and Diplomatic Premises Protection Department placed second, and the Emergency and Public Safety Department placed third. In the individual category, the top ten winners were recognized.

For the women’s championship, the Licensing Department placed second, while the Police Schools Department placed third. The top ten female players were also recognized for the individual category.

... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, December 13th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
The Police Sports Association and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation and collaboration between both sides. The signing ceremony, which took place at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, was attended by HE Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and Chairman of the Police Sports Association.
In his speech on the occasion, Major General Al Rumaithi said, “The Police Sports Association is keen to reinforce partnership with national institutions, in an effort to achieve mutual goals within the sports sector. The MoU with ADNOC falls in line with the police leadership’s vision to provide a suitable environment that supports competitiveness and creativity, building on the Police Sports Association’s cooperation with relevant institutions to develop the spo ... Read more »

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Series top scorers awarded 10,000AED toward procurement based training

ME NewsWire

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, December 14th 2014

After the success of their Dubai 2013 Real World Sourcing series, Strategic sourcing company Tejari, together with CIPS MENA launched the 2014 series of expert briefings in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi this year. The series tailored exclusively for mid to senior-level procurement executives offers a programme of eight expert briefings focused on real world, practical experience delivered by purchasing and supply chain expert Guy Allen, and Peter Smith, Managing Director of Spend Matters UK/Europe.

In conjunction with the series, Tejari offered participants the chance to win the 2014 Real World Sourcing Scholarship for use towards procurement specific training. To qualify for the scholarship, participants were asked to complete online certifications following each briefing, this reinforcing Tejari’s efforts to su ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, December 13th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters achieved a record 6% level of energy rationalization in the second quarter of 2014. This brilliant achievement was attained thanks to the diligent efforts of the various departments and staff members.

In celebration of this remarkable feat, Major General Khalil Dawood Badran, Chairman of the Green Applications Higher Committee at the Ministry of Interior hosted a ceremony to honor the distinguished police departments that contributed to energy conservation. He also honored heads of departments and work teams, for their instrumental role in improving environmental performance; emphasizing that they are a role model to be emulated by others.

He said, “Upon the insightful directions of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and in line with our keenness to implement the best green ap ... Read more »

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Acquisition to cover approximately 1,504 km2 (372,647 acres)

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

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CAMAC Energy Inc. (“CAMAC” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT: CAK) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, CAMAC Energy Gambia Ltd, awarded a contract for the acquisition of a 3D seismic survey to Polarcus Limited. The survey will cover approximately 1,504 km2 in the Company’s A2 and A5 blocks offshore Gambia.

The objectives of the seismic survey are to enhance the definition and maturation of potential prospects in the blocks and provide high-quality sub-surface images that allow high-resolution characterization of reservoirs. The A2 and A5 blocks are located in the offshore Casamance sub-basin, which forms the southern part of the greater Senegal Basin. The southern area, including blocks A2 and A5, now has a proven petroleum system in place due to two recent discovery wells on an adjacent offsh ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, December 13th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior recently added a new service allowing people to submit a request to visit inmates of the Punitive & Correctional Establishments across the country; via the ministry’s smart phones application (UAE MoI). The new service enables inmates’ families wishing to visit their loved ones to obtain the service quickly and easily in accordance with the smart government’s vision.

This application enables customers to access the service by following a set of steps, such as logging in information related to the inmate, following up on the request, ask to receive the visit time and date via a text message or by following up on the approval through the application.

Brigadier Hamad Adeel Al Shamesi, Director General of Correctional and Punitive Establishments at the Ministry of Interior, noted that the service aimed at organizing visits for inmates is one ... Read more »

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Greedy Asian Driver Transfers Gas Cylinders in Personal Vehicle

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

The Abu Dhabi Police condemned the stupidity, recklessness, and greed of an Asian driver whose vehicle (loaded with 22 medium-sized gas cylinders) hit two other vehicles while driving on the main road between Abu Dhabi and Dubai near the Ghantoot area. The potentially catastrophic accident that occurred Saturday afternoon witnessed a divine intervention that prevented an explosion – one that would have claimed the lives of innocents.

The Peripheral Regions Traffic Department at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police transferred the (recklessly greedy) driver to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for using his vehicle for illicit trafficking, working without a license, and for not abiding by the traffic safety standards.

Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi Head of Peripheral Regions Traf ... Read more »

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

The Abu Dhabi Police Music Band gave an outstanding performance on Thursday evening at the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival 2014, which is held in the Al Wathba area in Abu Dhabi and will conclude today, Friday.

Colonel Saif Saeed Al Shamesi, Chief of the Cultural and Social Activity Section at the Abu Dhabi Police Clubs and Sports Activities Department, said, “The Abu Dhabi Police, represented by the Clubs Department, was keen to take part in the Festival since the inception of the Festival with a distinguished heritage pavilion displaying old and new pictures of Abu Dhabi Police and showcasing the classic police cars. The ADP Music Band is also participating wearing the initial traditional uniform, with a number of national and heritage Emirati music pieces that were highly acclaimed by the Festival’s visitors from various nationalities and age groups.”

He added that ... Read more »

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Rdio Now Available Across All Major Mobile Platforms

ME NewsWire/Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO - Tuesday, December 16th 2014

Rdio, a leading global music streaming service, today launches a major new update for Windows Phone, delivering a unique mix of ad-supported Internet radio and unlimited on-demand subscription to Windows Phone users around the world. Rdio on Windows Phone further extends the company’s commitment to providing everyone, everywhere access to its expansive music catalog of more than 30 million songs and innovative music discovery features.

Rdio on Windows Phone complements the streaming service’s existing presence on Windows products, which includes a Windows 8 app featuring Live Tiles. Now with the Windows Phone 8.1 app, Rdio’s superior music experience is available across all major mobile platforms.

“Rdio’s Windows Phone app relaunch reiterates our mission to give all music lovers the ability to ... Read more »

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

The Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) hosted an event under the slogan “Together for a Conscious Community”, in cooperation and coordination with government and social entities. The two-day event took place at Al Ikhlas Private School and featured a societal exhibition.

The event included police and community-based activities and shows, in addition to national songs performed by the Abu Dhabi Police Band which were highly praised by the students and the attendees.

The activities also featured an Abu Dhabi Police classic cars parade, as well as performances presented by the police dogs that inflamed the enthusiasm of the attendees. Moreover, the government and social entities from the Abu Dhabi peripheral regions participated with traditional folk arts and patriotic segments that contributed to instilling the concept of volunteerism.  

The attending st ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, December 13th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

In cooperation with Dubai Police, the Abu Dhabi Police arrested an Asian worker on suspicion of possessing 437 drug capsules (heroin) weighing in about 4kg, that was found in his possession at his labor accommodation in Al Ain.

Colonel Sultan Suwayeh Al Darmaki, Chief of the Anti-Drug Section at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), said that the section recently received tipoff about a Pakistani worker in possession of drugs with the intent to sell.

Colonel Al Darmaki said that the section investigated the case and validated the information. “Following concise legal proceedings, a security team was formed to track the drugs and arrest the suspect,” he continued.

Adding further, Colonel Al Darmaki explained that the mission resulted in the arrest of the suspect, identified as S.K.A, 27, even though he was exercising extreme caution, trying not to arouse sus ... Read more »

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia. - Tuesday, December 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) ZTE Corporation noted the High Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur today ordered Vringo Infrastructure to bear the legal costs of ZTE Malaysia, after Vringo withdrew an application for an interlocutory injunction against certain ZTE network products with LTE technology in Malaysia.

ZTE is committed to defending a pending lawsuit in Malaysia related to the MY-142706 patent initiated by Vringo, and reserves the right to pursue all other legal actions in Malaysia and other jurisdictions to safeguard the interests of ZTE and its customers.

In September, Vringo withdrew an infringement claim against ZTE related to Patent EP (UK) 1 808 029, the equivalent of MY-142706 in the United Kingdom, from an impending trial before the UK High Court of Justice Chancery Division court.

As a globally-leading technology innovator, ZTE respects the intellectual property of other companies and ... Read more »

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