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Customer Turns Investor: Leading Investment Firm Inspired to Lead Funding after Transforming IT Operations with SimpliVity’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - Tuesday, March 10th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for IT, announced today it has raised $175 million in series D funding at a valuation of more than $1 billion – a record achievement just 23 months after general availability of OmniCube, its flagship product. Waypoint Capital, the business enterprise for the Bertarelli family’s investments and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, led the round. Prior investors Accel Partners, Charles River Ventures, DFJ Growth, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and Meritech Capital Partners also contributed to the round. SimpliVity’s total venture funding is now $276 million.

Waypoint was inspired to make the investment after transforming its own IT environme ... Read more »

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Egypt, Cairo. - Saturday, March 7th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Highlights:

NI declares the establishment of first  LabVIEW academy in Egypt at The Higher Technological Institute.

NI announces collaboration with National Telecommunication Institute to encourage the industrial sector in Egypt

NI , the provider of test and measurements systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, hosted Academic day in Cairo today. The event was attended by more than 130 professors and researchers, and saw presentations by some Professors on how NI technology enabled them to improve engineering education and to perform advanced research.

At the conference, NI announced the establishment of the first LabVIEW academy in Egypt at the Higher Technological Institute (HTI). It is one of the leading institutions graduating industry ready engineers in Egypt. Through the adoption of NI technology through the LabVIEW ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 9th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability is the topic under discussion at a series of certified trainings currently underway in Dubai. Organised by the Arabia CSR Network (ACSRN), the CSR Advanced Training has been formulated to help organizations develop the right CSR and sustainability approach for changing social contexts and emerging market scenarios, thereby better equipping them for future CSR initiatives.

“CSR and sustainability are not independent concepts – they work in synergy and in response to the dynamic forces that are re-shaping the global market. Developing the right approach for these changes requires organisations to have in-depth and advanced understanding of CSR and sustainability. This is why we launched the CSR Advanced Training Course,” said Habiba Al Marashi, Founder and CEO of ACSRN.

The CSR Advanced Training c ... Read more »

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Wednesday, March 11th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nestlé Skin Health today announced organizational changes at top management level to support the company’s expanded market opportunity and ambition. “Our goal is to grow the number of people the company serves to over a billion within 10 years, by offering skin health solutions that protect, maintain, nourish and enhance skin health and, when skin health is compromised, treat, correct and restore the skin to its healthy state,” said Humberto C. Antunes, CEO of Nestlé Skin Health S.A. and Chairman of the Board of Galderma Pharma S.A. “We are focused on enhancing the quality of life by delivering science-based solutions for the health of skin, hair and nails.”

Galderma will continue to partner with healthcare professionals around the world to provide innovative medical solutions in dermatology, while a Consumer Skin Health business has been created to focus ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, March 6th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Colonel Nasser Al Maskari, Head of the Operations Department at the Directorate General of Central Operations in the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, hosted a ceremony to honor members of the Department’s sports team for winning the Iron Man tournament Cup and medals. The tournament is a part of the sports activities program organized by the Abu Dhabi Police during the current sports season 2015.  

Colonel Al Maskari lauded the efforts of the team that earned it the Tournament cup. He also praised the distinguished achievement made by Sergeant Saud Al Zaabi from the Operations Department, who won the gold medal in the singles competitions, which witnessed fierce rivalry between participants.  

In his address to the honorees, Colonel Al Maskari said: “This accolade should represent an incentive for all staff members to exert further efforts and aims at motivating them to particip ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, March 6th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Security Media Department at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior will be launching an initiative titled “Messages from the heart”, via the various TV, radio, and social networking sites. The initiative comes in line with the 31st GCC Traffic Week, which will commence after tomorrow, Sunday.  

Alia Al Rumaithi, Radio Branch Manager at the Security Media Department, indicated that the initiative coincides with the 31st GCC Traffic Week events and is organized in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).  She added: “As a part of the initiative, awareness messages will be broadcasted via various radio stations across the UAE in three different languages (English, Arabic and Urdu). The awareness messages will be delivered by male and female students aged between 11 and 14 years and were pre-recorde ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, March 6th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Law Respect Culture Bureau at Ministry of Interior recently concluded an educational lecture to introduce the Bureau’s various tasks and objectives at Al Fujairah Security Zone. The lecture was attended by Colonel Humaid Al Yamahi, Director General of Police Operations at Fujairah Police; Colonel Abdullah Hassan Al Saghiri, Director General of Resources and Support Services; along with a number of department heads, chiefs of sections, branch managers, and members of the Security Zone at Al Fujairah Police General Headquarters.

Lieutenant Jassem Mohammed Khamis, Law Respect Culture Bureau Branch Manager in the Northern Region, highlighted the Law Respect Culture Bureau’s efforts in promoting the law respect culture among the Ministry of Interior’s staff members and its strategic objectives in this aspect.

Moreover, he gave the attendees an introductory overview of the ... Read more »

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Prominent Nuclear Industry Executive Brings Experience Managing Multi-billion Dollar Global Businesses

IRVINE, Calif. - Tuesday, March 10th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced it has appointed Jacques Besnainou as president. Besnainou will join Kurion CEO Bill Gallo and Founder John Raymont in the company’s Office of the CEO.

Gallo and Raymont said, “We are delighted to welcome an executive of Jacques’ caliber to Kurion. Jacques is the right leader at the right time to help us realize the company’s full potential.”

Kurion is on a steep growth trajectory, driven by deployment of its nuclear waste technologies in Japan, the U.S. and Europe. Since 2013, it has opened offices in Warrington, England, and Tokyo, Japan, to support its expansion in these regions. The company also announced several major projects and acquisitions related to the cleanup ... Read more »

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Launches VC120 and VC400 video conferencing systems

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 9th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Yealink, globally ranked as the world’s second largest SIP phone provider, developing on its success in the VoIP SIP phones, made its debut in the video conferencing landscape with launch of two video conferencing systems, VC120 and VC400. These state of the art solutions offer HD content sharing, dual monitor support, an included camera, microphone array and more, with the latter system featuring on-board multipoint support.

While both solutions are powered with 1080p HD video resolution at 30FPS, Dual Monitor and Content Sharing Support, Local Recording to a USB flash drive, SIP and H.323 interoperability the two models are designed to offer solutions that suits the specific requirements and budgets of the users.

Maggie Liu, EMEA Sales Manager of Yealink says, “We are very excited to present our video conferencing soluti ... Read more »

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Under the Slogan of “Your Choice Determines Your Destiny”

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior, launched the events of the 31st Unified GCC Traffic Week, under the slogan “Your Choice Determines Your Destiny”, at Yas Mall this morning. The inauguration was attended by Major General Mohammed bin Al Awadhi Al Menhali, Director General of Police Operations; Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of  Central Operations; Brigadier Sheikh Mohammad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Director of Peripheral Regions Directorate; Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General, Traffic Coordination Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior; Brigadier Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate; department directors and division heads at the Ministry and Abu Dhabi Police.  Strategic p ... Read more »

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Under the Slogan “Your Choice Determines Your Destiny”

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, March 7th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Under the patronage of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the UAE celebrates the 31st GCC Traffic Week, which will commence tomorrow Sunday, across the UAE, and GCC countries. The events will be held under the slogan “Your Choice Determines Your Destiny.”

To mark this occasion, a number of celebrations will be held, and attended by a number of Sheikhs and high ranking officials and officers in the UAE, as well as officer delegations from GCC countries and the participating authorities from the UAE.

Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General, Traffic Coordination Directorate General, Ministry of Interior, reiterated the importance of coordination amongst community members in a bid to curb traffic accidents. “Traffic safety is a c ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Committee of the Minister of Interior’s Scientific Research Award has received 288 applications to participate. The topics applied for the Second Edition of the Minister of Interior’s Award for Scientific Research cover various police and social sciences. The 324 arbitrators of specialized professors and academics were nominated from 25 university and educational entities from the UAE and abroad.

The Award’s Board of Trustees emphasized the importance of participating in the distinguished applied research of the Minister of Interior’s Scientific Research Award, which includes both local and international awards. In order to promote and exchange expertise, the Board recommended entering into partnerships with universities and scientific research entities both within and outside of the UAE.

The Board previously held a meeting in Abu Dhabi which was chaired by Majo ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, March 6th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Interior hosted a ceremony to honor partners and distinguished employees at the Department, in addition to members of the Media and Public Relations Coordination Committee. The ceremony was held along the sidelines of the Second Family Forum for Public Relations at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

The recognition falls in line with the community-based initiatives organized by the Public Relations Department. These initiatives aim at achieving efficient communication and interaction with the department’s strategic partners, and with staff members of the Public Relation Departments and Sections at the police general headquarters across the UAE.

The Forum was attended by Colonel Hussein Mahmoud Al Awadhi, Acting Head of the Public Relations Department. Also attending were media and public relations department heads and chief ... Read more »

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Collected More than 220 Applications

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, March 6th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters received more than 220 job applications from Emirati job seekers hoping to find employment with the Police, in the first two days of the Ras Al Khaimah Career Fair, which was held from 3 to 5 March at RAK Exhibition Center.

Brigadier Obeid Belhubalah Al Ketbi, Head of the Selection and Recruitment Department, the Human Resources Directorate General at Abu Dhabi Police, noted that participation in the fair aims at supporting the Emiratisation efforts and providing distinguished and rewarding career opportunities to more highly qualified and skilled Emirati men and women.

Adding further, he said: “Abu Dhabi Police’s participation in the 7th edition of the RAK Career Fair 2015, which was split into three sections - education, training and employment - allows the police institution to familiarize ... Read more »

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CMT is hosting its flagship event - 7th Africa Cementrade Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 14-15 April, 2015 to showcase the transformation in Africa's cement market in light of rising construction activities and cement capacity expansions in this high-growth region.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Tuesday, March 10th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The annual summit once again brings together an array of renowned speakers from Africa’s cement industry as well as global leaders to share an overview of the current trends and developments, across Sub-Saharan Africa, East Africa, as well as Ebola-hit West Africa.

The two-day summit will be graced by His Excellency Hon. Mr. Mekuria Haile, Minister, Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction, Ethiopia, delivering the official opening address on ‘Ethiopia’s Infrastructure & Urban Development Plan’. Among noteworthy speakers and sessions by cement giants are: Dangote Cemen ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The 31st Unified GCC Traffic Week held under the slogan “Your Choice Determines Your Destiny” kicked off today in the Al Ain Mall, in the city of Al Ain.

The opening ceremony was attended by Brigadier Hamad Ajlan Al Amimi, Director of the Al Ain Police Directorate; Colonel Mohammed Suhail Al Rashidi, Deputy Director of the Al Ain Police Directorate; Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi Head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department at Abu Dhabi Police; and Lt. Colonel Salah Abdullah Al Hemairi, Chief of Al Ain Traffic Section.

The ceremony was also attended by Matar Salim Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of the Diwan Support Services at the Ruler's Representative Court in the Eastern Region; and Salem Al Kathiri, Educational Director of the Al Ain Office; along with officials from government and private institutions and entities, a number of police officers and a crowd of citizens. ... Read more »

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AMSTERDAM - Tuesday, March 10th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Regulatory News:

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (ticker: PSH:NA) announced today a new position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (ticker: NYSE: VRX) representing approximately 16.9% of the PSH portfolio (based on the closing NAV of PSH and the closing share price of VRX on Friday, 6 March 2015).

Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., the investment manager for Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd., announced that various funds it manages have purchased 16,473,933 shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., representing 4.9% of Valeant.

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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MUNICH, Germany and OSAKA, Japan - Tuesday, March 10th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

APEC 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and Panasonic Corporation (TSE: 6752) have announced an agreement under which both companies will jointly develop Gallium nitride (GaN) devices based on Panasonic’s normally-off (enhancement mode) GaN on silicon transistor structure integrated into Infineon’s surface-mounted device (SMD) packages. In this context Panasonic has provided Infineon with a license of its normally-off GaN transistor structure. This agreement will enable each company to manufacture high performing GaN devices. Customers will have the added advantage of having two possible sources for compatible packaged GaN power switches: a setup not available for any other GaN on silicon device so far. Both parties have agreed not to disclose any further details of the contract. For the first time the companies will showcase samples of a 600V ... Read more »

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A New Plan to Reduce Fatalities by 3% per 100,000 Inhabitants

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, March 7th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The latest statistics issued by the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police show a significant improvement in traffic safety over the past five years (2010-2015). According to Brigadier Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate due to this significant decline, fatalities caused by run-over accidents dropped by 54%, traffic accidents by 40%, fatalities caused by traffic accidents by 35%, and serious injuries decreased by 50%. Moreover, traffic-related fatalities decreased by 59% per 100,000 inhabitants, despite the increased number of registered vehicles by 12% over the period.

Brigadier Al Harithi attributed the continuous improvement in the levels of traffic safety to the directorate’s diligent and rigorous efforts in implementing the comprehensive plan, which was developed a ... Read more »

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The Meera Kaul Foundation’s new app and web portal reviewed as the finest app on Us National Television to measure gender bias

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 8th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Meera Kaul Foundation continues to strengthen their global initiative of empowering women in the corporate world with the newly launched Gender Bias Ranking App and web portal. ‘Parity’ measures gender bias in workspaces across the globe, evaluates companies based on their history to exclude women in leadership positions, records real data about sexual harassment in the workplace and also measures the responsiveness of the company towards incidents of gender bias and harassment reported over time. Recently it has gained global recognition from US National Television, dubbing it as the finest app to measure gender bias in workplaces.

Parity works as a tool to help build awareness while making the workplace a safer and friendlier environment for wom ... Read more »

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