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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, May 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) Council, hosted by Khalid Bakhit bin Tannaf Al Menhali at his residence in the Baniyas region of Abu Dhabi, called to raise awareness in the community about the comprehensive range of Police services and their role in maintaining security and stability. The Council also recommended that awareness campaigns within educational institutions are increased, by coordinating with the MoI and its related bodies.

The Council is one of the gatherings organized by the Law Respect Culture Bureau, in cooperation with the Security Media Department. It was held at the General Directorate for Security Support, at the General Secretariat of the Office of His Highness Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Interior. The Council was moderated by Ali Al Shamesi, who called for the efficacy of the Parents Council in the educational institutions to be strengthened, in order to help and educa ... Read more »

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Over 134,000 registered learners prove demand for online education in Middle East is on the rise

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, May 23rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Gulf’s longest serving private oil and gas company, Crescent Petroleum, in partnership with the British Council and Edraak, the first nonprofit “Massive Open Online Course” (MOOC) platform, is launching a series of free online English courses for native Arabic speakers in May.

Backed by the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF), Edraak aims to bring world-class education to millions of Arab speakers around the world and has recently experienced a surge in traffic with over 134,000 learners registered for the five-week English language course, since November 2015.

The course was developed to attract Arabic speakers interested in gaining a robust entry-level curriculum aimed at strengthening conversational language competencies.

“Prioritising education and skills tra ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan - Thursday, May 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation announced today that it has developed and will release this month a thin-design DW Relay (Inrush Low-profile relay) suited for remote-control applications such as smart switches and smart power outlets used in smart homes. The product conforms to overseas safety standards and responds to the growing demand for smart homes in overseas markets.

For more information click here.
http://www3.panasonic.biz/ac/e/control/relay/power/dw/index.jsp

This new product has the following features:

1. Thin product height of 15.8 mm allows for compact-sizing with no loss of functionality for remote-control systems.

- Dimensions (WxLxH) (mm): 10.0 × 24.0 × 15.8
(Panasonic’s conventional product* (WxLxH) (mm): 10.0 × 24.0 × 18.8)
*DW relay (inrush type)

2. Holding power of the coil is zero by the adopting a latching ... Read more »

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SedLine, Which Helps Clinicians Improve Anesthetic Management, Receives CE Mark

NEUCHATEL, Switzerland - Thursday, May 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today the CE mark and scheduled full market release of Next Generation SedLine® Brain Function Monitoring technology at the European Society of Anaesthesiology’s (ESA) 2016 Euroanaesthesia Congress in London, England.

Next Generation SedLine enhances how Masimo’s processed EEG parameter, the Patient State Index (PSI), responds in challenging situations, addressing many of the concerns raised with quantitative EEG while bolstering brain function monitoring’s support of anesthetic management.

Next Generation PSI uses Masimo’s breakthrough Parallel Engines and Adaptive Signal Processing technology and provides the following enhancements:

    Less susceptibility to electromyography (EMG) interference by extracting a ... Read more »

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Core PC Business Solid and Profit Stable, Even as Internal and External Challenges Hit Revenue

HONG KONG - Friday, May 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

    Full year revenue US$44.9 billion, down 3% YoY; Q4 US$9.1 billion, down 19% YoY
    Restructuring delivered US$690 million in 2nd half of the year, preserving profit
    Full year pre-tax loss US$277 million; Q4 pre-tax income of US$193 million, up 86% YoY
    Full year net loss of US$128 million; Q4 net income of US$180 million, up 80% YoY
    Full year basic loss per share of 1.16 US cents, or 9.00 HK cents

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lenovo Group (HKSE:0992) (PINK SHEETS:LNVGY) today announced results for its fourth fiscal quarter and full-year ended March 31, 2016. Lenovo strengthened its core PC business, enhanced its cost structure and protected its profit, despite facing internal and external challenges that impacted rev ... Read more »

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At the ninth SES Industry Days, SES and industry partners will demonstrate a number of technologies to broadcast Ultra HD with High Dynamic Range

LUXEMBOURG - Thursday, May 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today at its annual Industry Days event the launch of a 24/7 Ultra HD test channel for transmitting High Dynamic Range (HDR) content.

For the ninth edition of this event, SES, together with industry partners, will present and demonstrate several technologies for enhancing the quality of Ultra HD television with High Dynamic Range. This feature will be key for next generation Ultra HD picture quality, as HDR provides much higher contrast and offers a more realistic viewing experience.

Delegates of the event will be able to witness HDR implementations such as HDR 10, Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log Gamma and the Technicolor/Philips solution on state-of-the-art flat screens of major manufacturers.

A ... Read more »

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Strategic Combination of Two Complementary Businesses Will Create Greater Value for Clients, Partners and Shareholders, Growth Opportunities for Employees

TYSONS, Va. - Thursday, May 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

CSC and the Enterprise Services segment of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to create leading pure-play global IT services company, uniquely positioned to lead clients on their digital transformations;

New company expected to have annual revenues of $26 billion and more than 5,000 clients in 70 countries, covering every major global region;

Combined company expected to produce first-year synergies of approximately $1 billion post-close, with a run rate of $1.5 billion by the end of year one;
    
CSC and HPE shareholders each will own approximately 50 percent of shares in the new company;
    
Agreements between HPE and the new company to ensure ongoing beneficial relationship; and
 & ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG - Friday, May 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announces the completion of the capital raising to fund the acquisition of the remaining shares in O3b Networks, as announced 26 May 2016. The total gross proceeds from the capital raising amounts to EUR 908.8 million.

SES will issue 39,857,600 million new Fiduciary Depositary Receipts (FDRs) at a price of EUR 19.0. The number of new FDRs represents 11.6% of the existing number of total Class A shares. The Private Placement (“The Placement”) is part of a capital increase in which the existing Class B shareholders (Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat, Société Nationale de Crédit et d'Investissement and Etat du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg) have agreed to subscribe for 19,928,800 newly-issued Class B shares, pro rata to their existing holding of Class B shares, as is necessary to maintain the ratio of 1:2 with the Class A shares, as pr ... Read more »

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Latest device incorporates feedback from both consumers and sound professionals

BEIJING - Friday, May 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE, a leading global mobile device maker, officially unveiled its latest flagship device, the AXON 7, at the Park Hyatt in Beijing today. During the launch, it was also announced that Lang Lang, a world renowned pianist, will be the brand ambassador to ZTE’s high-end flagship AXON smartphone series. The device will first be launched in China, with international launches including the United States, Europe, and other regions to follow shortly after.

The AXON 7 was designed for people to enjoy a smart lifestyle enhanced by technology, focusing on what matters most to users today; immersive theater-like sound, eye catching design, and a high quality camera, all in the palm of one’s hand.

World-Renowned Pianist as Brand Ambassador

“We’re proud to have Lang Lang endorsing AXON 7. He ... Read more »

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Friday, May 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE /Euronext Paris: PM) announced today a major new initiative — “PMI IMPACT” — to help confront smuggling and related crimes.

The centerpiece of PMI IMPACT is a prestigious council of external independent experts whose seven members have impeccable credentials in the fields of law, anti-corruption and law enforcement. The experts will oversee grants to enable innovation in three key areas in the fight against smuggling and related crimes – research, education and awareness, and action.

PMI IMPACT will issue a request for funding proposals later this year. Proposals can come from private, public, or non-governmental organizations. PMI has pledged USD 100 million to fund the first three rounds of grants.

“Progress against illegal trade requires ideas, resources, and actions — and that’s ... Read more »

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COLOMBES, France - Friday, May 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OT (Oberthur Technologies), a leading global provider of embedded security software products and services, today announced the supply of its White Label Independent Secure EMV (WISE) Solution to SIX Payment Services, one of Europe’s largest card transaction processors and market leader in Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg, in the framework of the EMVI’16.

EMVI’16 new chip specification, on behalf of Swiss debit card issuers, facilitates the transition from contact to contactless payment in line with growing customer demand for mobility, frictionless and convenient payment.

Already announced in 2014, the partnership between OT and SIX Payment Services takes on a new dimension with the delivery of OT’s WISE Solution from 2016 to 2020. WISE by OT is a comprehensive offer with solutions based on common standards, enabling cost reduction associated to card issuance a ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG - Thursday, May 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Launching capital raising of 39.86 million new FDRs and 19.93 million new Class B shares in order to fund increasing SES’s share of O3b to 100%

Strengthening SES’s differentiated global network and capabilities with O3b’s unique ‘fibre in the sky’ solution

Move to 100% enhances SES’s long-term growth outlook and accelerates important commercial and financing synergies between the SES and O3b businesses

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SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announces that it is launching a capital raising to fund the acquisition of the remaining shares in O3b Networks. As a result, SES will own 100 ... Read more »

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