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MILAN - Monday, May 23rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gianni Versace S.p.A. announced today that Jonathan Akeroyd has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Akeroyd served as CEO of Alexander McQueen from 2004 until May 2016.

“We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Akeroyd as our new CEO,” said Donatella Versace, Vice President and Artistic Director. “Jonathan brings a proven track record in building global brands, steering growth and driving strategic development. Jonathan Akeroyd’s industry expertise and vision will be key to advancing the next phase of Versace’s development."

“It is an honor to be joining such a dynamic and innovative organization. Versace is an iconic lifestyle brand recognized globally as a premier name in luxury. I look forward to implementing a long-term business strategy that supports the visionary and creative direction of Donatella Versace and her team. This is an exciting ... Read more »

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Under the theme “Use it with caution”

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, May 20th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

In cooperation with Abu Dhabi University, the Social Support Centers Department at Abu Dhabi Police recently organized a guidance lecture for students of Liwa Private School in Al Ain. The lecture held under the theme “Use it with caution” and was delivered by the social specialist Moza Al Qubaisi.

The lecture, which benefited 200 students, is part of the awareness campaign titled “Learn essential lessons before you suffer their consequences”, within the strategic plan for the year 2016. The plan aims at educating school and university students and raising their awareness about   the damages and negative impacts of misusing modern technology. It also aims to acquaint them with the role undertaken by the Social Support Centers in boosting community awareness on the various social and family-related problems t ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, May 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Leading UAE snacks manufacturer, Kitco, a part of Mezzan UAE, announced the name of the proud owner of a brand new Fiat 500 car with its Kettle Cooked Scratch & Win promotion. Bangladeshi expatriate, Hasanul Raseed, became the lucky winner of the car after purchasing his favorite flavor of Kettle Cooked and receiving a Scratch & Win card.

Upon receipt of the keys to his Fiat 500 prize, winner Raseed said: “I am so happy that I was lucky enough to win this beautiful car. This amazing outcome all started because I was craving a pack of my favorite flavor, Arabic Spice. And now I ended up with a new car! I want to thank Kitco very much for my good fortune.”

Kettle Cooked are all natural potato chips made from traditional recipes with exotic flavors. Within just a year, the brand has become a favorite munching partner for snack lovers in the UAE, as they are made from farm-fre ... Read more »

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New partnership will accelerate the digital switchover process and strengthen SES’s leading role in providing free-to-air, direct-to-home services

LUXEMBOURG - Tuesday, May 24th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG), a world-leading satellite operator, today announced that SES Platform Services (SES PS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES, has strengthened its partnership with K-NET, an ICT and Telecoms platform services company based in Ghana, to create a joint venture. The new partnership will contract SES capacity, SES PS’s and K-NET’s services, and aim to bring high picture quality content to the homes of millions of viewers by strengthening the direct-to-home (DTH) platform and also providing digital terrestrial television (DTT) services via SES’s prime orbital position at 28.2 degrees East.

The joint venture will use SES’s high-powered satellite capacity, K-NET’s highly-efficient teleport ser ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, May 20th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Punitive and Correctional Establishments Department at Abu Dhabi Police launched the ninth edition of its Al Radda program, in collaboration with the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development. The program aims at providing Emirati inmates of the Punitive and Correctional Establishments with an opportunity to enter the business sector and reintegrate in society after serving their sentence.

The course acquainted inmates with the Khalifa fund, and highlighted its benefits and objectives. It also focused on offering financial and logistic support to participants and teaching them the proper ways to set up a small business.

Ten inmates from the Punitive and Correctional Establishments took part in the one-week course, which was supervised by Professor Raed Al Rawedi. Towards the end of the course, participation certificates were handed out to the participants.

It is worth mentioning t ... Read more »

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INGELHEIM, Germany - Monday, May 23rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Aims to identify maladaptive brain circuits to find new approaches for treating psychiatric diseases

Second Boehringer Ingelheim crowdsourcing project with BioMed X builds on success of previous project focused on epigenetic drivers of COPD

New research team at the BioMed X Innovation Center will complement Boehringer Ingelheim’s broad research and development efforts in psychiatric diseases

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim and BioMed X announced today that they have established a new research team of outstanding scientists from around the world that will conduct research to identify novel approaches for the treatment of patients with psychiatric diseases. The members of this team had submitted the most promising solution approaches in a crowdsourcing competition.

According to the World Health Organization, mental illness - together with substance abuse disorders - remains th ... Read more »

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 ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, May 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

In collaboration with Tawam Hospital and John Hopkins Medicine International, the Al Ain Traffic section organized a blood donation campaign for staff members and customers. The blood drive aims to revive the values of solidarity and mercy among community members, and is aligned with the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) strategy to interact with community members of all walks of life.

Lieutenant Colonel Salah Abdullah Al Hemairi, Head of the Al Ain Highways Traffic section at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police, said that the drive aims to inculcate the spirit of solidarity and mercy amongst community members, and to encourage people to donate blood, which is a noble humanitarian duty.

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, May 18th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

On Tuesday, Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, offered his condolences to the father, brothers and children of Captain Pilot Nawwaf Abdullah Salim Al Nuaimi, who became a martyr when his plane crashed during a training flight.

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed expressed his deepest condolences to the family of the martyr. His Highness also prayed to God Almighty to bestow his mercy upon the deceased, to rest him in eternal peace, and to grant the family patience and solace.

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Industry leaders deem building organizational capability and maturity as essential to business success in a continually evolving marketplace

PITTSBURGH - Monday, May 23rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hundreds of global business leaders dedicated to capability and process improvement gathered in Annapolis, Md., May 10-11, for the annual Capability Counts Conference. The CMMI® Institute, a global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process, and technology, hosted the conference. Attendees experienced a series of workshops, keynotes, and interactive sessions focused on delivering actionable insights on what it means to be a capable, mature organization.

“It was both exciting and rewarding to see global organizations come together to demonstrate their commitment to capability improvement and creating sustainable competitive advantage,” said Kirk Botula, CEO of CMMI Institute. “We achieved our goal in providing an a ... Read more »

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17 Power Lunches = A Lifetime of Opportunities and Second Chances

SAN FRANCISCO - Monday, May 23rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GLIDE’s 17th Annual eBay Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett, offered through eBay for Charity, opens at 7:30 pm PDT on Sunday, June 5 and runs until 7:30 pm PDT on Friday, June 10.

For the past 17 years, legendary investor Warren Buffett has hosted an annual power lunch in support of GLIDE, which serves San Francisco’s homeless, poor and most vulnerable residents. To date, with the help of eBay for Charity, over $20 million has been raised through this unique auction experience for the winning bidder to dine with Buffett and up to seven friends at New York City steakhouse Smith & Wollensky. Bidding starts at $25,000 and all bidders must pre-qualify at eBay.com/glide.

“I am proud to be part of something that has directly benefited so many people in need,” said Buffett. “GLIDE ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, May 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaiaili, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) for Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs, stressed the Ministry’s keenness to provide outstanding services, conforming to the best of international standards, to enhance public confidence and customer satisfaction with such services. This approach falls in line with the UAE Government’s directives aimed at nurturing a high quality of life for the UAE society and embodies the MoI’s customer satisfaction strategy.

“Issuing e-passports comes in response to the directives of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior. This measure also reflects the unwavering dedication of His Highness to keep pace with the latest global developments and leverage modern technology, in keeping with the International Civil Aviation ... Read more »

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