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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, February 10th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police announced that several major roads will be closed on Wednesday for the start of the Qasr Al Hosn festival, which will commence tomorrow in Abu Dhabi.

Colonel Jamal Salem Abdullah Al Ameri, Chief of Public Relations Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate, Abu Dhabi Police announced that Al Mashtal Street will be closed between 9am and 6pm. Moreover, side roads surrounding Qasr Al Hosn will be closed between 1.30pm and 6pm.

Colonel Al Ameri urged the motorists to be cautious, use alternative roads and to abide by the instructions of the patrols and traffic officers.

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Encouraging Environment Friendly Practices

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, February 10th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Parking lots at the Abu Dhabi Police Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department were remarkably empty recently, when staff members left their cars at home and used public transportation from specific locations in Abu Dhabi to get to work. This initiative demonstrates the department’s efforts reduce carbon emission from vehicles.

Colonel Mohamed Mayouf Al Ketbi, Head of the Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department in Abu Dhabi Police, said that the “Car-Free Day” initiative is an effort to enhance environment pollution reduction behavior strategies.  It is also aimed at creating environmentally aware staff members and encouraging them to use public transport. “Such sustainable practices are an essential part of the efforts to enhance individuals’ environmental awareness,” he noted.

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LUXEMBOURG - Saturday, February 14th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On February 12 SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) hosted a conference on Ultra High Definition (UHD) in London. With a gathering of expert guest speakers, the event’s objective was to exchange views and debate on the current place of UHD in the media industry and its future. This event was also an opportunity for SES to demonstrate a live broadcast of its UHD channel, recently launched at 28.2E.

Andrew Neil, an influential journalist and broadcaster, opened the conference with a statement that the launch of UHD could be compared to the switch to colour TV in the 1960s. “The advent of UHD is a significant milestone in broadcast history,” he added.

Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO of DTG, said that his organisation’s main focus was on implementation and collaboration in technical matters and that such collaboration is the key to success. Questioned on whether consum ... Read more »

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AMSTERDAM. - Friday, February 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Regulatory News:

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (ticker: PSH:NA) 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, 10 February 2015.

PSH NAV per share as of close of business on 10 February 2015 was USD27.04.

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 is 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.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, February 11th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters is participating in the third Qasr Al Hosn Festival, which commenced on Wednesday evening.

Colonel Saif Al Shamesi, Chief of the Cultural and Sporting Activity Section at the Clubs Department, said that as many as 100 Abu Dhabi Police officers and staff members led the festival’s opening ceremony parade from Qasr Al Manhal to the gate of Qasr Al Hosn, wearing their traditional old uniforms, used in the early days of the Foundation stage in 1957. They were welcomed at the fort’s gate by 50 other officers, with 20 others manning the old police station on the grounds of the old fort.

He said: “The Abu Dhabi Police, which first had a Police Station at Qasr Al Hosn in 1959, has a replica of that station at the festival, and was set up north of the Qasr al Hosn, where the station was originally located.  Police officers dres ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan. - Friday, February 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed the industry’s largest*1 glass-molded aspheric lens measuring 75 mm in diameter that can be used for interchangeable lenses for cameras and projectors whose size and resolution have been increasingly reduced and enhanced, respectively. The shipping of samples of this large-diameter aspheric lens will start from February 13, 2015. We will also commence with external sales of these lenses.

*1: In the category of glass-molded aspheric lenses. As of February 13, 2015, according Panasonic’s data

Interchangeable lenses for cameras and projectors are required to be small with a high resolution, in addition to conforming to the trend of having a large diameter and wide angle. There have been growing needs for large-diameter aspheric lenses that help reduce the number of parts involved. We have developed the industry’s ... Read more »

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The Philippine Clearinghouse Corporation (PCHC) is Pleased to Announce the Selection of Aperta to Provide the Philippine Automated Clearing System (PACS)

CUMBERNAULD, United Kingdom - Thursday, February 12th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Aperta, a world-leading supplier of payment solutions, announced today that it has been selected by PCHC to provide the PACS solution for the Philippines.

PACS is a comprehensive payment solution that incorporates the clearing and settlement functionality for both image-based cheque truncation system (CTS) – Cheque Image Clearing System (CICS), and for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payments.

Aperta is an established provider of successful clearing and settlement solutions for both image-based cheque truncation and EFT payments. Its solutions are installed and have been running uninterrupted providing clearing and settlement in both United Arab Emirates and in Bangladesh with pilot programmes running in ... Read more »

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Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015

London - Thursday, February 12th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - The GSMA today provided an update on the 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, including new exhibitors and sponsors, as well as additional GSMA and partner programmes being held at the annual mobile industry event. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will take place 15-17 July 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

“Mobile World Congress Shanghai is set to be our most exciting and largest event in Asia, offering a range of experiences for attendees, whether they are mobile industry executives, professionals in other industry sectors, government officials or tech-savvy consumers,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “The mobile industry is one of the most rapidly developing and dynamic sectors in technology and Mobile World Congress will give attendees a view of what’s possible not only tod ... Read more »

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Scrap wood to create 100% of the steam needed to run one of P&G’s largest paper manufacturing facilities

ALBANY, Ga. - Friday, February 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC), today announced the development of an up to 50-megawatt biomass plant that will help run one of P&G’s largest U.S. facilities. The plant will significantly increase P&G’s use of renewable energy, helping move the company closer to its 2020 goal of obtaining 30 percent of its total energy from renewable sources.

Constellation will build, own and operate the $200 million cogeneration plant, which will supply steam to P&G’s Albany, Ga., paper manufacturing facility and generate electricity for the local utility, Georgia Power.

For more than 30 years, the Albany facility has successfully used a smaller onsite biomass boiler to convert w ... Read more »

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