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NEW YORK - Wednesday, January 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Beginning March 1, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will join the New York CityPASS® program. New York CityPASS ticket booklets provide discounted entry to six of the Big Apple’s most iconic attractions—including the Empire State Building, American Museum of Natural History, the Statue of Liberty and others—while saving travelers nearly half off regular combined admission prices and allowing them to skip most main-entrance ticket lines. The newly added museums will share a brand-new option ticket in the CityPASS booklet, giving travelers a choice between the two attractions.

9/11 Memorial Plaza, New York, NY. Credit: Joe Woolhead

The 9/11 Memorial remembers and honors the 2,983 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and Feb. 26, 1993. The site’s peaceful design, created by Mic ... Read more »

Views: 70 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 01.22.2015

COLOGNE, Germany - Wednesday, January 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

LivingKitchen

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Panasonic showcases its complete range of built-in kitchen appliances for the middle and premium market segments at this year's imm cologne / LivingKitchen from 19th to 25th January 2015. Included in the range are induction hobs, ovens, warming drawers, extractor hoods, refrigerators and dishwashers.

Reflecting Panasonic's aim for Japanese perfection the range has a purist design which is characterized by stainless steel or smoke glass fronts, as well as ergonomically shaped, continuous handles. Furthermore, Panasonic brings its extensive technical knowledge to the built-in range.

Induction Hobs Supporting the Japanese art of fine cooking, which focuses on fresh products and preservation of the nutrients, are Panasonic's induction hobs. Thanks to the Panasonic's unique infrared temperature sensor technology, the 60 or 90 cm wide hobs are ideal ... Read more »

Views: 82 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 01.22.2015 | Comments (0)

Former US Vice-President to Donate Prize Fund to ‘The Climate Reality Project’ Volunteers

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, January 20th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Former US Vice President Al Gore has received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Gore was recognised for his unwavering personal and political commitment to raise international awareness about the dangers of climate change, while reinforcing optimism that the global community can and will successfully tackle the challenge.

Gore received the award from His Highness General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at a special awards ceremony, hosted as a part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015.

The prize is widely recognised as the highest distinction in the field of renewable energy and sustainability. Accepting the award before distinguished members of the internat ... Read more »

Views: 116 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 01.22.2015 | Comments (0)

LONDON - Wednesday, January 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Energy leaders see price volatility and the future of a climate framework as their top critical uncertainties, according to the latest World Energy Issues Monitor published by the World Energy Council, the UN-accredited global energy body.

The 7th edition of the Council’s annual survey of over 1000 energy leaders including ministers and CEOs from nearly 80 countries concludes that the uncertain impact of volatile energy and commodity prices, first highlighted as an emerging priority by the Council in 2014, has become the number-one issue worldwide. Energy leaders are particularly worried about the plunge in oil price to its five-year low. They are also kept busy by the continual reduction in the cost of renewables, which has resulted in their improving share in the energy mix, while also putting additional strain on the wider energy system especially in regions without viable storage technol ... Read more »

Views: 112 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 01.22.2015

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, January 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Community Police Department at the Abu Dhabi Police discussed its strategic objectives to strengthen its relationship and interaction with all segments of society through the development of effective partnerships that contribute to achieving rapid responses to all the needs of the community.  

During a workshop held recently in Abu Dhabi, Lt. Colonel Mubarak Bin Muhairom, Head of the Community Police Department, highlighted the importance of providing creative and innovative initiatives that serve the public. “The Abu Dhabi Police are keen to boost its interaction and communication with the public in order to provide services that contribute to crime prevention,” he said.  

The meeting addressed key initiatives that have been implemented over the past year, and those that will be launched during the current year. These initiatives aim to increase the confide ... Read more »

Views: 68 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 01.22.2015 | Comments (0)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif - Wednesday, January 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- MATRIXX Software today announces that Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications provider, has deployed MATRIXX and its Convergent Charging solution to deliver real-time mobile data usage alerts to millions of Telstra customers.

MATRIXX Convergent Charging enables service providers to deploy a single real-time platform for rating, balance management and charging across all access networks, services, devices and payment methods.

Telstra selected MATRIXX to enable the business to move to real-time data rating and notifications. By leveraging a convergent, real-time BSS platform across its mobile services portfolio Telstra has become the first operator in Australia to protect its consumer post-paid mobile customers with real-time mobile data usage alerts.

Scott McGibbony, Director of Mass Market Mobility at Telstra said the MATRIXX capabilities ensure Telstra ... Read more »

Views: 72 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 01.22.2015

New Oliver Wyman Report Says Financial Services Returns Now Hover Around the 7% Average of Utilities

NEW YORK & DAVOS, Switzerland - Wednesday, January 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- According to global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, banks and insurers must focus on managing complexity better to restore sustainable profitability and transform their business to survive in a dynamic, post-crisis industry environment. Average returns of large financial firms have fallen from over 20% in the early 2000s to 7% in 2013, the level of utilities companies. Returns of the 8 American and 16 European banks designated GSIBs (global systemically important banks) have declined by 70% since 2006. Although absolute profits grew during the nearly two decade bull run in financial services from the 1988 peak in interest rates until 2006, the productivity of financial sector firms has not improved since 2001.

The 18th annual State of the Financial Services In ... Read more »

Views: 79 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 01.22.2015 | Comments (0)

HOUSTON - Wednesday, January 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    Fourth-quarter revenue of $12.6 billion increased 6% year-on-year
    Fourth-quarter EPS of $1.50, excluding charges and credits, grew 11% year-on-year
    Board approves 25% increase in dividend, effective April 10, 2015
    12.1 million shares repurchased during the quarter for $1.1 billion
    Fourth-quarter restructuring, impairment and currency devaluation charges of $1.27 per share

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) today reported results for the full-year and fourth-quarter 2014. Full-year results are shown in the table below. 

To view the full release including the tables, please click here

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Views: 116 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 01.22.2015

The concept pioneers a new digital platform that revolutionizes the traditional sales experience

AMSTERDAM. - Wednesday, January 21st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), is pleased to announce the launch of an innovative digital sales showroom, located at its global headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The digital showroom revolutionizes the sales experience for retailers by offering them a more engaging and seamless buying approach. The interactive system blends collection information, sales tools and brand content in one seamless touchscreen interface.

“Our digital showroom revolutionizes the buying and selling journey for our retail customers and internal sales teams,” said Daniel Grieder, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger. “We are passionate about providing our clients with the best service, experience and quality. Our new digital showroom concept completely reimagines the traditional buyin ... Read more »

Views: 79 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 01.22.2015

Now ONVIF Conformant, with STELLAR™ Low Light Technology and On-Board Storage
 
ME NewsWire/Business Wire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, January 20th 2015

Intersec 2015

Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP megapixel camera technology, has added a number of significant features to the company’s popular MegaView® 2 true day/night bullet style megapixel cameras.

New features of the MegaView® 2 IP bullet camera being debuted at Intersec 2015 include Arecont Vision’s groundbreaking STELLAR™ (Spatio TEmporal Low Light ARchitecture) Low Light Technology, optional on-board storage; CorridorView™; and non-integer scaling.

The MegaView® 2 IP bullet camera delivers STELLAR™ Low Light Technology to reduce motion blur, noise and storage requirements. The technology enhances contrast and produces color imaging in near complete darkness on 1.2MP models. Due to its outstanding ... Read more »

Views: 106 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 01.22.2015