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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, March 11th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Law Respect Culture Bureau at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior warned the public against the scams that beggars use to play with people emotions in order to achieve their objectives.

Colonel Dr. Salah Obeid Al Ghoul, Director of the Law Respect Culture Bureau, the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, called upon all members of society to cooperate with the designated teams of the police authorities and to work together to combat this social nuisance. “As our first line of defense, members of society are requested to report any cases of begging and to not sympathize with these people who rely on playing with emotions in order to deceive people,” he said.

“Begging is an alien behavior for the Emirati society,” Colonel Dr. Al Ghoul said. “This be ... Read more »

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- Investment in Lyft represents investment in the sharing economy -

TOKYO - Thursday, March 12th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rakuten, Inc. (TOKYO:4755) today announced that it has agreed to purchase a 11.9% stake in Lyft, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service provider and sharing economy pioneer. Rakuten is investing $300M as the lead investor in Lyft’s series E investment round.

Hiroshi Mikitani, founder and CEO of Rakuten, said: “We have seen the future and this is it. By empowering human connection, the sharing economy is going to fundamentally transform the service industry and benefit society. We believe businesses like Lyft that unlock the latent potential that exists in people and society hold the key to the future.”

John Zimmer, co-founder and President of Lyft, said: “With this new investment, we are closer than ever before to realizing our vision of re-connecting people and communities through better ... Read more »

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SAN DIEGO - Friday, March 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quake Global, Inc. (QUAKE), a leading provider of Internet of Things (IoT ) and M2M (machine-to-machine) solutions to global markets, today announced a partnership with CNH Industrial that expands and strengthens QUAKE’s leadership in the M2M communications market. CNH Industrial has integrated QUAKE’s state-of-the-art QPRO product to enhance its CASE® SiteWatch and New Holland Construction Fleet Force telematics platforms. QPRO is a flexible product platform utilized today by many OEMs.

CNH Industrial is a leading manufacturer of agricultural machinery, construction equipment, commercial vehicles and powertrains. Its brand, CASE SiteWatch and New Holland Construction Fleet Force, is a telematics solution designed to gather critical information about a machine’s performance and location and make that data quickly available.

“Quake Global’s products such as th ... Read more »

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

Dubai Studio City (DSC), the MENA region’s leading community for broadcasting and production, will host a series of post-production workshops in partnership with CABSAT from 10-12 March, where, for the first time in the region, certified instructors straight from the NABSHOW training wing will provide advanced post-production training to media professionals. This will mark the 11th consecutive year of participation and partnership with CABSAT for DSC, whose stand this year will be designed to replicate one of its Sound Stages, which are the largest of their kind in the region.   

The two-day training sessions will bring together editors, producers, directors and new media specialists in production and post-production, as well as independent films, to learn a variety of skills including green-screen production and post-production, how to be a better director, web video production strate ... Read more »

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Fueled by the demand to improve organizational capabilities and drive business results, 1,626 organizations earned a CMMI maturity and capability rating in 2014

PITTSBURGH - Friday, March 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CMMI Institute announced today that a record number of Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® appraisals were completed in 2014 as business leaders across the globe continue to look for ways to assess their organization’s strengths and weaknesses to improve the capability of their businesses.

Organizations that want to continuously improve performance and deliver impact know that capability building is a top priority. In fact, McKinsey cites that 50% of CXOs rank capability building among the top three priorities in their organizations. (Source: McKinsey Building Capability Study, August 2014)

CMMI appraisals allow companies to measure their capability and maturity against a defined framework of best practice ... Read more »

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AMSTERDAM - Friday, March 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 March 2015.

PSH NAV per share as of close of business on 10 March 2015 was USD27.69.

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.

Cont ... Read more »

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

On Monday, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) launched the “No to Begging” campaign that aims to raise public awareness regarding the most appropriate ways to handle beggars. The campaign highlights that begging is a socially uncivilized nuisance that detracts from the civilized image of the UAE; and also informs citizens and residents that the likelihood that beggars are committing fraud and swindling money from those that are sympathetic towards this act are high.

Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior, called upon the community to cooperate with police entities by reporting beggars. He noted that the main priority of the police is to address this societal scourge through community partnership.

“The campaign is being implemented by the Security Media department at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minis ... Read more »

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

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police continued to showcase its advanced technological systems during the traffic awareness exhibition held at Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi. The exhibition is part of the Unified GCC Traffic Week and aims to support the operational processes in the area of traffic safety in accordance with the latest international practices.

The systems displayed in the exhibition include the Smart Traffic Systems Center, the Smart Towers Project, the project designed to catch violators of red traffic lights and designated speed limits, and the automated traffic control devices.

Brigadier Khalifa Mohammed Mubarak Al Khaili, Head of the Traffic and Road Safety Engineering Department at the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, noted that the traffic exhibition at Yas Mall aims to shed light on the experiences of Abu Dhabi Traffic in the field of tra ... Read more »

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 New handheld science learning device helps students think and act like scientists with optimized science learning applications, digital content, and data collection tools

ROSEVILLE, Calif. - Thursday, March 12th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

NSTA 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- When students think and act like real scientists, instead of just reading about science, they improve their understanding and develop strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills. This week PASCO® Scientific introduces the newest addition to its line of award-winning solutions for hands-on, inquiry-based science: the SPARK Element. PASCO will debut the handheld science learning device this week at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) 2015 National Conference, which runs March 12–15 in Chicago.

The SPARK Element is a rugged, water-resistant, lightweight, and portable device designed specifically for today’s science classrooms. The Android-based handheld is e ... Read more »

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Worth 10 Million AED

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

During the meeting with the Board of Directors for the Al Faraj Fund, under the Ministry of Interior, it was revealed that alongside the achievements and activities during the past year, the debts of more than 150 inmates had been settled. According to reports, the debts paid totaled more than 10 million AED and financial allocations were also provided to 192 struggling families of inmates during 2014.

Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Chairman of the Al Faraj Fund, stressed on the importance of enhancing the spirit of cooperation and communication amongst the various social classes, which is one of the identified goals of the Fund. “The Al Faraj Fund is one of the leading associations in the humanitarian field, and it consistently endeavors to deepen the coopera ... Read more »

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TOKYO - Thursday, March 12th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- You may never have seen the true beauty of the young athletes training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games or the natural beauty of the places in which they train. And you have certainly never seen them in the gorgeous detail that Panasonic 4K TV shows them.

Beautiful Japan towards 2020, a Project for All of Japan

Beautiful Japan towards 2020 is a six-year project launched in September 2014. Panasonic sees the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as an Olympic Games for all of Japan, and the videos produced by the project will feature not only the young athletes who hope to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but also the importance of a fighting spirit, the magnificence of pursuing an incredible dream, and the natural beauty of the Japanese landscape. The videos produced for the project will ultimately cover all of Japan. > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEb9IqQ2250

Beautiful Japan towar ... Read more »

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Provides Operational Update on its West and East Africa Operations

HOUSTON - Friday, March 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- CAMAC Energy Inc. (“CAMAC” or the “Company”) (NYSE MKT:CAK) announced today financial and operational results for the year ended December 31, 2014.

2014 Highlights:

    Successfully drilled the Oyo-8 well and encountered four new oil and gas reservoirs;
    Acquired 100% economic interest in OMLs 120 and 121 offshore Nigeria;
    Increased unrisked P50 recoverable resource estimates of four top-priority exploration prospects offshore Nigeria fivefold;
    Completed a $270 million private placement with the Public Investment Corporation (SOC) Limited;
    Secured a $100 million credit facility;
    Signed a Petroleum Agreement with the Government of Ghana for the Expanded Shallow ... Read more »

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Annual fair welcomed companies including ACCA, Zurich Insurance Company, and Bayt.com

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

Dubai International Academic City’s (DIAC) career fair, held in Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) last week, offered 460 positions to job-seeking students. The annual event, which has witnessed significant growth since first launching in 2009, welcomed 60 leading regional and international organisations, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), TECOM Investments, Bayt.com, Zurich Insurance Company and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.

The event attracted a diverse mix of attendees, from undergraduate to Masters level students, studying a wide range of disciplines, including finance, human resources, telecommunications, fashion, arts, biotechnology, engineering, audio and film production, hospitality, travel and tourism, mass media communication, logistics, healthcare, and information techn ... Read more »

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

Gone are the days when dentures were the only option to fix missing teeth. Today, more and more people are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth and rightly so. Designed to feel and function like your natural teeth, dental implants are a long-term solution embedded in the jawbone to restore a patient’s ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence.

Dental implant involves surgery, and is best done by a trained surgeon. Implants are made of titanium metal that "fuses" with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This is why implants never slip or make discomforting noises like dentures do.

In Dubai, Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic has the most advanced practice and technology to perform dental implants surgery. Prof. Steen Sindet-Pedersen, the clinic’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon brings many years of experience in dental and maxillofacial i ... Read more »

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TOKYO - Thursday, March 12th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shiseido Co., Ltd. has been selected and awarded the 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies designation for the fourth consecutive year. The announcement was made on March 8, 2015 by Ethisphere® Institute, a U.S.-based international think-tank dedicated to advocating best practices in business in such areas as corporate ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

In addition to strengthening governance and thoroughly adhering to sound corporate ethics, global companies are currently urged to address major management challenges by taking a leadership role concerning social and environmental issues while also ensuring profitable, sustainable growth. We will not only promote management with even more transparency but also contribute to society through various corporate activities.

About 2015 World’s Most Ethical Companies

“Ethisphere® Institute” has been ... Read more »

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

The Legal Affairs Department at the Ministry of Interior hosted the mobile “Culture without Borders” library bus in order to promote a reading culture amongst the personnel of the Ministry. The bus promotes not only reading, but the corresponding intellectual development that follows suit. The mobile library was welcomed with the aim of promoting the precious value of literature.  

Major Turki Saeed Al Dhuhouri, Head of Legislation Division at the Legal Affairs Department at the Ministry, hailed the “Culture without Borders” project and its role in disseminating the culture of reading in society and in shedding light on a prestigious way to boost the cultural image of the UAE.

Major Al Dhuhouri expressed his heartfelt thanks to Rashid Al Qoos, the General Coordinator of the “Culture without Borders” project. Moreover, he congratulated the people res ... Read more »

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

The Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarter organizes tomorrow, Tuesday, a sports festival for disabled individuals in Khalifa Park in Abu Dhabi.

Captain Jamal Al Saadi, National Teams and Competitions Branch Manager at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ said: "the festival, organized at the UAE level for the first time, aims to increase the engagement of disabled individuals in the society and strengthen their determination by achieving sport excellence." He also noted that sports represent a goal for such individuals as they enable them to overcome obstacles and face challenges in order to realize the highest possible levels.

It is worth mentioning that the Abu Dhabi Police, in collaboration with the Abilities Development Centre for Special Needs in Abu Dhabi, have recently organized a workshop at the Police Club. The workshop shed light on the issue of "How to deal with people with sp ... Read more »

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Thought Leadership Report Reveals That in Many Global Markets, Digital Engagements Increase Prescription Writing Intent

PARIS - Wednesday, March 11th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cegedim Relationship Management has released its thought leadership white paper, Digital Channel Engagement: A Measurable Opportunity, the third in a series of Cegedim reports on multichannel engagement.

New Trends and Opportunities in Digital Channel Engagement The white paper reveals that digital channel engagement offers quantifiable opportunities for life sciences companies. The report presents the results of worldwide studies conducted by Cegedim Strategic Data (CSD), including Health Care Professionals’ (HCP) evaluations of various digital channels, as well as an analysis of the behavioral impact of their interactions with life sciences companies per channel type. The data provides evidence that in many global markets, digital engagements increases prescription w ... Read more »

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