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NEW YORK - Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) received more than a dozen prestigious awards from industry journals around the world in 2014. Moody’s Investors Service was recognized for the quality of its credit ratings and research and Moody’s Analytics was similarly recognized for the performance of its financial risk solutions.

“At Moody’s, our mission is to be the world’s most respected authority serving risk-sensitive markets. We are proud to have been recognized by financial professionals around the world for the quality our credit analysis at Moody’s Investors Service and the versatility and effectiveness of the financial risk solutions we provide through Moody’s Analytics,” said Raymond McDaniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody’s.

In Asia, Moody’s Investors Service was recognized by the industry for the quality of it ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, December 21st 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Major General Expert Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Civil Defense Acting General Commander-in-Chief, will provide an address over the radio tomorrow, Monday, to provide general instructions and guidance. He will encourage beachgoers throughout the UAE to carry safety equipment when at the beach to maintain their safety and security.

This advice falls within the framework of the ‘Security Glances’ Campaign that is organized by the Radio Branch, represented the Security Media Department at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. The five-week campaign will include awareness messages and security tips presented by service departments’ directors at the Ministry of Interior and the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) via the various radio stations across the UAE.

It is worth mentioning that the general instructions p ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, December 18th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

A delegation from the Air Wing Department at Abu Dhabi Police visited CareFlight Group in Australia; which provides training and specialized courses to aviation and medical professionals in various disciplines. The visit comes in line with the Abu Dhabi Police commitment to boosting cooperation, exchanging experiences with international institutions and authorities, and keeping abreast of the latest developments in police and security work.

During the five-day visit, the delegation was acquainted with CAreFlight search and rescue missions; helicopter aeromedical services; air patrolling and thermal imaging duties, in collaboration with Queensland Police.

Honorable Rob Borbidge, member of the Australian Government and RACQ FlightCare Chairman, welcomed the Abu Dhabi Police Air Wing delegation and praised the close and distinguished relations between both countries.

Lieutenant ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, December 20th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police, will be making a radio address on Sunday to provide the public with a set of advice and guidance messages. This broadcast marks the launch of the ‘Security Glances’ Campaign, organized by the Radio Branch at the Security Media Department at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. The five-week campaign will include awareness messages and security tips presented by service departments’ directors at the Ministry of Interior and the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) via the various radio stations across the UAE.

In his address, Major General Al Raisi will focus on encouraging members of the public to avail of the e-services provided by the Ministry of Interior via its website and smart phone applications. “The Min ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG - Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today its partnership in B-LiFE, a collaboration between the public, private and academic sectors on a national and international level, run by a consortium of Centre de Technologies Moléculaires Appliquées (CTMA) of the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, the Belgian enterprises Aurea Imaging, Eonix and Nazka Mapps, and the European Space Agency, (ESA) as well as SES. B-LiFE aims at bringing rapid disease identification for a fast response to sanitary crises such as the present Ebola epidemic.

For SES, this collaboration complements its extended engagement in Luxembourg’s satellite-based rapid response platform emergency.lu (see related announcement: www.emergency.lu), the international telemedicine and e-health platform SATMED (see: www.satmed.lu), and SES’s support of the combat of Ebola with the dedicated humanitarian TV chann ... Read more »

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Luxury Developer signs Exclusive deal to give away Mercedes-Benz or Aston Martin with Luxury Villas and Apartments During Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, December 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Luxury real estate developer DAMAC Properties is offering new buyers of its villas or apartments the opportunity to live a James Bond lifestyle, with an exclusive offer during the Dubai Shopping Festival.

Buyers will drive home in a 2015 Mercedes-Benz or Aston Martin following a deal to include the luxury cars with purchases of units during the month-long event.

“In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival, we are offering the most luxurious and expensive cars ever, across the widest range of our products,” said Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President, DAMAC Properties. “New owners will be able to experience luxury living experiences with the added enjoyment of a Mercedes or Aston ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, December 19th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The E-Services and Smart Applications Technical Team at the Ministry of Interior organized an introductory workshop about the Smart Applications provided by the ministry in the traffic and licensing services at the countrywide level.

Colonel Barakat Al Kendi, Chief of the Systems Development Section at the Ministry of Interior and Chairman of the Ministry of Interior’s E-transformation Higher Committee, took part in the workshop that was held at the Police Officers Club in Abu Dhabi,  alongside First Lieutenant Mohammed Darwish Al Balouki, Head of the Technical Team in charge of developing the Ministry of Interior’s smart applications; and a number of officers and non-commissioned officers from the Traffic and Patrols Departments across the country.

Colonel Al Kendi explained that the workshop aims at acquainting police staff members with the e-transformation process i ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

On Wednesday, Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, honored a number of entities and individuals who supported and donated to the Ministry of Interior’s Al Faraj Fund. The honorees, who were honored at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, spent three consecutive years doing charitable work for the fund and were recognized for their humanitarian aid and assistance for the inmates and families of the Punitive and Correctional Establishments.  

His Highness Sheikh Saif expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the honorees for their support and donations to the fund, and for bringing joy to the hearts of the inmates and their families. His Highness Sheikh Saif hailed all those who have supported the Al Faraj Fund for their efforts that were reflective of social cooperation and cohesion in the United Arab Emirates.

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, December 18th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, reviewed the efforts of the Ministry of Interior’s Energy and Water Conservation Committee in their successful reduction of energy consumption by seven percent in ministry premises across the country.

His Highness urged the committee to continue to promote patriotism, and the optimization energy and the reduction of waste in order to serve national interests. His Highness furthermore called upon the committee to continue its pursuance of implementing internationally developed standards, while praising the efforts made in the fields of energy conservation and raising awareness amongst the Ministry of Interior personnel.

On Thursday, HH met the chairman and members of the committee in his office at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters to honor them for their diligent efforts. Duri ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, December 18th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The final exams have commenced for the Police College recruits for batches 25, 26, 27 and 28, for the male university graduates of the 25th batch, and for the female university graduates of the ninth batch. The exams will continue through Thursday, the 25th of December and fall in line with the academic and training plan for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Colonel Saif Ali Al Ketbi, Police College Director General, inspected the progress of the exams and directed to overcome any obstacles the students may face.

Furthermore, Colonel Al Ketbi urged students to pursue further efforts in their quest of academic and professional excellence and wished them the best of luck and success in their future careers. Heads of departments and chiefs of sections accompanied Colonel Al Ketbi during his inspection tour.

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Jumeirah Golf Estates through its European Tour Performance Institute (ETPI) has announced a significant new programme to take young Emirati boys and girls and train them to become top golfers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The European Tour Performance Institute at Jumeirah Golf Estates has announced an exciting new programme which will introduce Emirati children to the game of golf. This grass roots initiative has been carefully designed to promote golf as a sport within the Emirati community to grow the game which is already hugely popular with the expat community living in the UAE.

The programme will be titled “Diamonds in the Rough” and will take a number of complete beginners who will undergo regular tuition with the team at ETPI to develop their skills as golfers. It is hoped that through underage participation in golf, the foundation will be set to make the way for a generation of top Emirati golf ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, December 21st 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior expressed his deepest condolences and heartily sympathy to the families of the martyrs: First Lt Pilot Saif Khalaf Saif Al Zaabi and First Lt Pilot Abdullah Ali Al Hamoudi.  The two pilots martyred during the joint military training between the United Arab Emirates and Arab Republic of Egypt, which took place in Egypt.

His Highness Sheikh Saif visited today, Sunday, the house of the martyr First Lt Pilot Saif Khalaf Saif Al Zaabi in the Kalbaa region, Sharjah; and the house of the martyr First Lt Pilot Abdullah Ali Al Hamoudi in Al Tuwaieen, Fujairah. His Highness Sheikh Saif expressed his sincere condolences and sympathy to the martyrs’ families and prayed to Allah to bestow his mercy on the deceased, rest them in eternal peace, and accept them among the group of honorable martyrs. He als ... Read more »

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Live broadcast on Astra 19.2 degrees East

LUXEMBOURG - Monday, December 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) is pleased to announce that the ASTRA 2G satellite is ready for its scheduled launch on board an ILS Proton booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 28 at 03:37:49 Baikonur Time (December 27 at 22:37:49 CET and 16:37:49 EST).

Designed and manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space, ASTRA 2G is based on the highly reliable Eurostar E3000 platform. It will have a launch mass of 6 tons, a wingspan of 40m once its solar arrays are deployed in orbit, and a spacecraft power of 13kW until the end of its 15-year design life.

ASTRA 2G will be deployed in geostationary orbit at the 28.2/28.5 degrees East neighbourhood to provide next generation broadcast and broadband services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The spacecraft carries 62 Ku-band transponders and 4 Ka-band transponders. ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, December 20th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior will be celebrating tomorrow Sunday, the graduation of a number of highly-skilled national cadres working in the area of customer service, after passing the requirements of the Professional Customer Service Excellence Diploma.

The Ministry of Interior, represented by the Customer Service Department, had launched the Customer Service Excellence Diploma program with the participation of 376 employees from various police sectors and 38 staff members from the Customer Service Centers at 13 ministries and federal authorities; in cooperation with a major world-renowned expertise firm in the field of customer service development.

Lieutenant Colonel Nasser Khadem Al Ka’bi, Head of the Customer Service Department at the Ministry of Interior said, “The graduation of the first batch of the Customer Service Excellence Diploma program embodies the Ministry of ... Read more »

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LONDON - Monday, December 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Small World FS announced today the launch of a new service designed for the Egyptian global diaspora. Through a partnership with Banque du Caire (BDC), one of Egypt’s leading commercial banks with 145 branches nationwide and providing remittance services to all Egyptian expatriate communities, Small World FS can deliver money for collection in either Egyptian Pounds or USD, and can fund bank accounts with any bank across Egypt in minutes.

Banque du Caire was the first Egyptian bank to offer its customers the “Prepaid Remittance Card” product in Egyptian Pounds, for 24/7 use in ATMs, supported by SMS notifications.

“Egyptians across the world send almost $20bn to Egypt every year to support families, friends and to invest in their country. With this new partnership Small World FS and Banque du Caire have taken the market forward a step by bringing customers fast, innova ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Altibbi, the leading Arab Medical Online Interactive Platform which serves more than 5 million unique visitors a month and oversees more than 5000 interactions a month between a network of over 1,500 verified physicians and users, has closed a round of an undisclosed amount with leading regional investors.

The round included strategic and regional investors such as Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) a pan Arab fund and DASH Ventures from Jordan, among other investors with industry insights and domain expertise.

Altibbi, still in its infancy, has created real momentum and growth over the past few years, and this investment round will strengthen monetization, accelerate revenue growth, and expand the reach of Altibbi’s brand.

Altibbi’s efforts to empower the Arabic speaking population have been recognised, and the app was awarded the WSA-mobile Award as the best mobil ... Read more »

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To Enhance Communication

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Major General Khalil Dawood Badran, Director General of Finance and Services at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ and Head of the Retirees Honoring Committee, stressed that the Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) is keen to take care of its retired staff members and leverage their expertise and abilities, as they have made great contributions towards various police initiatives.

The ADP honored a number of retired officers in appreciation and recognition for their effective voluntary participation in awareness-raising initiatives. The police also lauded their contributions toward spreading a culture of participation in the initiatives presented by the General Headquarters and for developing awareness for the importance of social responsibility.  

Major General Badran said: “The Abu Dhabi Police are honoring a group of retired officers who have greatly contribute ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, December 19th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Directorate General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi reiterated the police leadership’s keenness to motivate all employees at the Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs sector who submit creative ideas and suggestions and to encourage them to exert additional efforts in the career excellence process, in a bid to encourage and boost the spirit of creativity and innovation that would inspire constructive ideas that contribute to developing police work.  

These comments were made by Colonel Salim Ali Al Qattam Al Zaabi, Director General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi, during the ceremony recently hosted by the directorate on the occasion of the World Quality Day in the presence of department heads, chiefs of sections and a number of officers. During the ceremony, Colonel Al Zaabi honored Colonel Yusuf Ismail Al Khouri, Deputy Director General ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, December 19th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Directorate General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi reiterated the police leadership’s keenness to motivate all employees at the Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs sector who submit creative ideas and suggestions and to encourage them to exert additional efforts in the career excellence process, in a bid to encourage and boost the spirit of creativity and innovation that would inspire constructive ideas that contribute to developing police work.  

These comments were made by Colonel Salim Ali Al Qattam Al Zaabi, Director General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Abu Dhabi, during the ceremony recently hosted by the directorate on the occasion of the World Quality Day in the presence of department heads, chiefs of sections and a number of officers. During the ceremony, Colonel Al Zaabi honored Colonel Yusuf Ismail Al Khouri, Deputy Director General ... Read more »

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Tokyo - Monday, December 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

nano tech 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The nano tech Executive Committee (Chairman: Tomoji Kawai, Professor, Osaka University ) will hold "nano tech 2015 - The 14th International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference" at Tokyo Big Sight for three days from January 28 to 30, 2015. Over 500 companies and organizations from 25 countries and regions will be exhibiting at 750 booths (as of December 15, 2014) to showcase products and technologies that contribute to cutting-edge industries.

Visitors can expect to experience a global event of nanotechnology platform technologies that have brought technological innovation to a wide array of key industries spanning from life sciences to IT and electronics, infrastructure and energy, automotive, and wearable technology.

This 2015 event will be held concurrently with a total of 15 exhibitions including 2 new exhibitions that focus on the promising markets ... Read more »

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During Dubai International Film Festival

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, December 17th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced Saeed Salmeen Al Murry as the winning filmmaker for the first Ministry of Interior Award for Best Societal Screenplay, an award worth $100,000. Al Murry received the award for his project ‘Going to Heaven’, a screenplay highlighting a social issue through the eyes of a child.

Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Al Shimmari, Deputy Chairman of the Ministry of Interior’s Cinema Awards Committee, said that the Best Societal Screenplay Award at the DIFF reflects the vision of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) to prioritize the promotion and establishment of the community’s trust and partnership in every societal issue.  

Lieutenant Colonel Al Shimmari said: “The ministry supports projects related to enriching the cinematic industry, and anything that contributes to b ... Read more »

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