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Rapid return on investment and reduced risk are also cited

LONDON - Tuesday, November 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New research by IDG Connect finds that UK organisations are deploying managed services in order to improve IT delivery.

An overwhelming majority (63%) of over 200 IT decision makers responding to a survey conducted on behalf of data centre facilities provider TelecityGroup said they were tapping managed services to improve the experience of both internal and external customers. Risk mitigation was another important driver in favour of managed services.

Respondents also said they are seeing fast results from their managed service deployments with 75% saying they achieve their desired outcomes inside 12 months.

When asked which managed services they were running, answers came from across the gamut of IT operations, led by IT support services (65%), internet security services (60%), private cloud (57%), network services ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, November 14th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police warned pedestrians of the danger of writing with text messages on their mobile phones when crossing the road, which often leads to distracted walking and to run-over accidents that cause deaths and severe injuries.

Lt. Colonel Salah Abdullah Al Hemairi, Chief of the Highways Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, said that pedestrians who use their mobile phones while walking pose a danger to themselves and other road users, because they get too absorbed by what they are doing and tune out traffic around them. He also explained that the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate has organized a series of comprehensive  educational activities to encourage pedestrians to cross at the designated crossing zones and to put down their phones and pay attention while walking and crossing the different roa ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, November 12th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The UAE Police National Shooting Team achieved praiseworthy results in the first edition of the GCC Police Games, which was held 8 – 14 November.

The UAE Police National Shooting Team won first place in the men’s pistol shooting competition. The national teams from Saudi Arabia and the Kuwait ranked second and third respectively.

The top three positions in the individual men’s pistol shooting competition were awarded to members of the UAE Police National Shooting Team. Lt. Juma Salem Al Kindi ranked first, followed by Amine Masna Taher and First Assistant Mohammed Saleh Karama Al Ameri in the second and third positions respectively.

In the women’s pistol shooting competition, the UAE Police National Shooting Team ranked first, followed by the Kuwait and the Bahrain national teams in the second and third positions, respectively.

The top three po ... Read more »

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ONTARIO, Calif. - Monday, November 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GOFBA (pronounced gŏf’ bah), the first and only family-friendly, non-pornographic, non-violent search engine and mega-site, announced today the launch of its newest module, GOFBA Chat.

“Our chat is different than anything else out there; it is not just a chat, it is a social network, business network, and will be useful for educational purposes,” says Anna Chin, GOFBA Founder & Chairman.

“Behind the scenes of GOFBA Chat is highly sophisticated, proprietary technology. The secure algorithms that we designed provide users with peace of mind knowing that their information, content, and conversations are protected and private,” says Bill DeLisi, GOFBA Chief Information Officer.

With air tight encryption and no cookies collecting or storing your information or tracking your usage, users are provided with the safest and most private online experien ... Read more »

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LIBREVILLE, Gabon - Monday, November 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This week, The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, will celebrate 20 years of providing cross-border money movement solutions to consumers in Africa and African diaspora living outside of their home countries.

Over two decades, Western Union has expanded the choice for consumers both through its extensive retail network on the continent and with new digital capabilities through technology advances, facilitating access to Africa’s most urban and rural areas. Today, consumers have the choice of using multi-channels to send or receive remittances from more than 200 countries and territories – either using the company’s 35,000 walk-in retail locations in Africa, or through connections to millions of bank accounts and mobile wallets in more than 50 countries and territories across Africa. The Western Union network serves millions of senders a ... Read more »

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MAKES CDP ‘A LIST’ FOR CLIMATE PERFORMANCE AND SCORES 100% FOR CARBON DISCLOSURE IN THE S&P 500

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) (NYSE / Euronext Paris: PM) is recognized as a leading global business taking proactive steps to address climate change and reduce its carbon footprint. The company is named today as the only consumer staples company in the S&P 500 on both the CDP Climate “A” List for top performers and the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for quality and transparency of reporting. The 100% score for carbon disclosure is the highest ever recognition PMI has received in the annual CDP ratings.

CDP, formerly known as the “Carbon Disclosure Project” is the leading international not-for-profit organization assessing the work of thousands of companies worldwide in the area of climate change. PMI is recognized on the CDP Climate “A” List in their Global Climate ... Read more »

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Aimetis attributes its three-year revenue growth of 133% to the company’s commitment to innovation and high quality service

WATERLOO, Ontario - Monday, November 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aimetis Corp., a global leader in intelligent IP video management software, today announced it was the recipient of the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ award, recognizing the company as one of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, and telecommunications companies in North America over the last three years. During the period from 2011 to 2014, Aimetis revenue grew 133%, ranking the company number 449 on the Deloitte list. This is the second time in three years that Aimetis has received the prestigious Deloitte Fast 500™ award.

Marc Holtenhoff, CEO of Aimetis, credits the company’s commitment to providing innovative offerings and high quality service with the company’s rapid revenue growth. “We are honoured to receive ... Read more »

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

During the opening ceremony of the VGT Board Meeting that was held on Wednesday at the Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi; the United Arab Emirates officially assumed the duties of chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), following the unanimous selection of the UAE Ministry of Interior as the next chair of the international alliance.

In his welcoming speech, Lieutenant General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior, said that the election of the UAE to chair the Virtual Global Taskforce is testament from member countries and law enforcement agencies to the efficient efforts, competence and civilized values of the UAE police. It also recognizes the humanitarian and professional efforts, which personify the wise directives of the higher leadership and its tireless commitment to emphasizing the importance of joint international action to ensure a decent s ... Read more »

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Amidst wide regional and international participation

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, November 17th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The second Global Summit on Ending Online Child Sexual Exploitation, held under the theme of “We Protect”, kicked off today, Monday, in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The summit is held under the patronage of General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; and was organized by the Ministry of Interior (MoI).

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, opened the summit with a speech welcoming the guests to the UAE, the host of the summit and their new second home.

In his speech, HH noted that: “We gather here today to work together to find solutions for the issue of child abuse; and in the hope that we will stand as a bulwark against those who a ... Read more »

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NEW YORK - Monday, November 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Replicor Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company targeting a cure for patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and chronic HBV and hepatitis delta virus (HDV) co-infection, disclosed updated interim safety and efficacy data from its ongoing REP 301 trial (NCT02233075) at the 2015 meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) being held from November 13-17 in San Francisco, USA. The REP 301 trial update was presented (Abstract 31) on Sunday November 15th in Parallel Session 4: Hepatitis B: Novel Treatments and Treatment Targets.

Previously reported HBsAg reductions with REP 2139-Ca monotherapy continued to improve during combination therapy with pegylated interferon alpha-2a, becoming > 6 logs in 4 patients (0.01 IU / ml), > 5 logs in 2 patients, > 3 logs in 2 patients and 0.5-2.78 logs in the remaining 4 patients. HDV RNA continued to decline in a ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, November 12th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) have concluded a successful visit to the United States of America, during which it took part in the ninth annual conference for police leaders, organized by the New York Police Department (NYPD) for US police services. Additionally, the ADP entered into a cooperative agreement with the NYPD, and reviewed the tasks of the NYPD.

The Abu Dhabi Police had been chosen to be the guest of honor at the conference by the NYPD in recognition of the prestigious reputation of the UAE police, their distinctive presence in international forums, and for their achievements that have positioned the police body as the vanguard of leading policing institutions.  

Major General Mohammed bin Al Awadhi Al Menhali, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of Resources and Support Services at the Ministry of Interior, stressed that the participation of the Abu Dhabi Police delegation come ... Read more »

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Virtual Global Taskforce Meeting Conclude in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, November 12th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) concluded its meetings on Thursday, under the patronage of the UAE as the current chair.

Towards the end of the meeting, representatives of member countries expressed their thanks and appreciation for the UAE Ministry of Interior for extending such a warm welcome and hospitality, which contributed to the success of the meeting of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) in the UAE.

Participants tackled a number of papers that focused on enhancing cooperation and partnerships to combat cyber-crimes, and agreed to hold the next meeting in Columbia.

They also commended the meeting, which included highly important topics and purposeful discussions that reflected participants’ commitment to find the appropriate solutions for the misuse of the internet and provide protection for childr ... Read more »

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Pharco’s President: “We passed our first milestone in addressing the hepatitis C epidemic in EGYPT.”

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt - Monday, November 16th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Egypt’s leading drug manufacturer Pharco Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced advanced results today from its Phase III clinical trial of the combination of ravidasvir with sofosbuvir for the treatment of patients with genotype-4 chronic hepatitis C virus, the largest study of its kind globally.

The oral, late-breaker presentation entitled: “High Virologic Response Rate in Egyptian HCV-Genotype 4 Patients Treated with Ravidasvir (PPI-668) and Sofosbuvir: Results of a Large Multicenter Phase 3 Registrational Trial” will be presented by the lead Principal Investigator, Gamal Esmat, M.D. at the 66th Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases conference in San Francisco on November 16th 2015.

Results from the Phase III tria ... Read more »

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

A total of 156 staff members of the Directorate General of Guards and Special Tasks at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters have recently completed a series of seven specialized courses. This comes as per the strategic plans of the Directorate to increase the efficiency of its personnel alongside enhancing their performance and readiness levels.

To recognize the efforts of the distinguished staff members, the Directorate General held a celebration in honor of the members’ outstanding levels of performance throughout the courses; which will subsequently contribute to upgrading the level of work mechanisms within the Directorate.

During the honoring ceremony, Brigadier Mubarak Abdullah Dhaher Abdullah Al Muhairi, Director General of Guards and Special Tasks, said that the courses and the recognition for the talented staff members comes within the framework of the Abu Dhabi ... Read more »

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