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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, May 5th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

To mark the International Workers’ Day (also known as Labor Day), the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department in Al Ain hosted a ceremony to honor laborers and other support workers. This celebration comes in appreciation from the department to every female and male worker, and in recognition for their diligent efforts at work.

The ceremony featured motivational speeches; appreciation certificates and gifts were distributed to workers. The department also offered an all-expense paid Umrah trip to two workers who showed excellence during their long service, in recognition of their efforts in performing the tasks assigned to them.

The International Workers’ Day celebration is an annual initiative and an occasion that the Al Ain Residency is keen to celebrate. It is a gesture that reflects gratitude towards workers who exert dedicated and loyal efforts to fulfill their duties. ... Read more »

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Polio eradication is a historic event that is on the verge of being the next major victory in public health

OSAKA, Japan - Monday, May 9th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502), (“Takeda”) today announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support global polio eradication in developing countries. With this funding, Takeda will develop, license and supply at least 50 million doses per year of Sabin-strain inactivated poliovirus vaccine (sIPV) to more than 70 developing countries. The vaccine will be manufactured at Takeda’s facility in Hikari, Japan. This effort is aligned with Takeda’s strategy to utilize innovation and partnerships to address critical unmet needs in global public health, and the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.

Christophe Weber, President and CEO of Takeda said: “Takeda is honored to partner ... Read more »

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MANILA, Philippines - Tuesday, May 10th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

    80% vote transmission rate 4 hours after polls close
    Record breaking turnout

(BUSINESS WIRE)--On May 9, just 4 hours after the polls closed, the vote transmission rate stood at 80% in the Philippines General Election setting a new record for speed.

Using advanced election technology provided by London-headquartered company Smartmatic, results were registered, counted and published online in real time. The comparison with previous elections is impressive- by 8pm, just two hours after polls closed, 66% of Vote Counting Machines had transmitted their results compared to 17% in 2010.

"Leveraging technology and the committed effort of the society as a whole, we conducted a record-breaking election which delivered accurate, transparent and legitimate results and contributed to a historic turnout of 81.7%," said Andres Bautista, chairman of the Ph ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, May 6th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Al Ain Highways Traffic Section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police organized a set of first aid workshops at the Patrols compound, the Traffic Control Branch hall at the section. The workshops, which were intended for staff members of the Traffic Institute Section; the Roads Engineering Branch; the Roads Monitoring Branch; and the Public Relations Section, were organized in cooperation with the UAE Red Crescent, and the Community Awareness Department in Al Ain.

Lt. Colonel Salah Al Hemairi, Head of the Al Ain Highways Traffic Section, said: “The workshops are part of the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters’ strategy, which aims to develop the capabilities and performance of staff members, to ensure their unrelenting readiness to deal with any potential emergency. They also aim to promote collaboration and community participation, in accordance with the metho ... Read more »

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Transactions on American Express, Diners Club/Discover, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay, and Visa cards up 16.1% over 2014

CARPINTERIA, Calif. - Monday, May 9th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global general purpose cards carrying Visa, UnionPay, MasterCard, JCB, Diners Club/Discover, and American Express brands generated 227.08 billion purchase transactions at merchants in 2015, an increase of 16.1% over 2014, according to The Nilson Report, the top trade newsletter covering the card and mobile payment industries. Purchase transactions included all commercial and consumer credit, debit, and prepaid cards.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160509005108/en/

Visa cards, which include both Visa Inc. and Visa Europe, accounted for 55.52% of all purchase transactions worldwide. Debit cards with the Visa brand continued to account for the most purchase transactions with a share of ... Read more »

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This Collaboration Will Provide Customers with More High-Quality, Cost-Effective Connectivity Options

LONDON & CHICAGO - Monday, May 9th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), and TalkTalk Business, a leading provider of broadband and phone services, announced today that both companies are teaming up to expand and improve broadband access services in the United Kingdom. The two providers will leverage complementary strengths in wholesale IP transit and access lines to expand the coverage of their networks and further enhance the service experience for their customers.

“We are excited to work with TalkTalk Business and provide cost-effective IP connectivity to Points-of- Presence (PoP) in our Tier-1 Global IP Network,” said Clive Hamilton, vice president of Network Services – EMEA at NTT Europe. “NTT Com ... Read more »

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Celebrated the Arab Traffic Week under the theme “We Care about Your Safety”

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, May 5th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police has equipped its patrols with the mobile radar “Al Qannas”, in support of traffic officers’ efforts to maintain road safety and provide a safe environment for all road users. The directorate called upon the public to take advantage of the awareness efforts made by the police authorities during the traffic weeks’ activities and events, which aim to strengthen commitment to traffic laws and acquaint community members with the most common causes of accidents and ways to prevent them.

On the occasion of the Arab Traffic Week, held under the theme “We Care about Your Safety”, Brigadier Khamis Ishaq Mohammed, Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, urged drivers to observe the legal speed lim ... Read more »

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The Agreement Builds on Shared Commitment to Expanded Reach for NTT Com and Omantel’s Customers

LONDON & CHICAGO - Monday, May 9th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT (NYSE: NTT), and Omantel, a leading GCC wholesale communication solutions provider, announced today an agreement to collaborate on wholesale IP services at several locations worldwide.

This agreement creates considerable synergies for both companies in several markets around the world in terms of reach, bandwidth capacity and market expertise, and builds on a shared commitment to further improving the service portfolio available to their customers around the world.

“We are delighted to partner with Omantel and look forward to a strong and mutually beneficial collaboration,” said Clive Hamilton, vice president of Network Services – EMEA at NTT ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, May 4th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, attended on Wednesday the signing ceremony of the Joint Declaration between the UAE Ministry of Interior and the International Criminal Police Organization (“INTERPOL”), paving the way for Abu Dhabi to host the Interpol Foundation’s World Bureau headquarters.

The joint declaration was signed by Brigadier Hamad Ajlan Al Amimi, Director General of the Federal Criminal Police at the Ministry of Interior, and by Elias Murr, President of the Board of the Interpol Foundation for a Safer World.

Under the Joint Declaration, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the foundation’s World Bureau headquarters in Abu Dhabi, in recognition of its prestigious stature and global presence. The bureau will be a global hub for the organization's work in the region, and a platform to l ... Read more »

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Exclusive Halsey Concert at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba Showcased Experiences Money Can’t Buy for Hilton HHonors members

TOKYO & MCLEAN, Va. - Monday, May 9th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Unforgettable hotels. Exclusive access. Experiences money can’t buy. All are unique benefits for members of Hilton HHonors, Hilton’s award-winning global loyalty program. Last week, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) brought the party to Hilton Tokyo Odaiba in Japan, where members attended a private concert with chart-topping singer/songwriter Halsey.

The concert, which took place on Wednesday, May 4, was Hilton’s third concert this year – part of its 2016 Hilton Concert Series – and the series’ first show in Asia Pacific. The concerts are just one example of the unique benefits offered to Hilton HHonors members around the world.

“At Hilton, we are focused on creating incredible experiences for all our guests. For members ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, May 4th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Community Police Branch at the Musaffah affiliated to the Department of Community Police at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters organized a ceremony celebrating the International Workers’ Day on May 1st. The ceremony was held at the ICAD Residential City.

The ceremony was attended by Captain Mohamed Saeed Al Ameri, Musaffah Community Police Branch Manager; Jum’a Saeed Al Ka’bi, Executive Director of Collective Housing at ICAD; and Ahmad Al Wahidi from the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, along with a number of Community Police staff.

During his speech at the ceremony; Captain Al Ameri stressed Abu Dhabi Police’s keenness to celebrate this occasion, and organize events and activities for workers due to their important role in the society. He also assured that such appreciation to their work emanates from the teachings of Islam which granted w ... Read more »

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