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To Facilitate Collection of Environmental Violations Fines

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, June 4th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The MoI signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sharjah Environment and Protected Area Authority, to integrate fines for environmental violations in the Emirate of Sharjah in the police e-violations system across the UAE. Such measure would facilitate payment of fines for community members, and further reduce acts of environmental degradation in the UAE.

The MoU was signed by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), and by HE Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA).

The MoU aims to facilitate the collection of fines for environmental violations issued by the authority, through electronic linking with the federal traffic system and the MoI’s service centers. This pioneering system implemented for ... Read more »

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Expedited Air Taxi service to central business locations across the Arabian Peninsula

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, June 8th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Seawings, the premium seaplane operator within the Arabian Peninsula, has launched an Air Taxi service – providing private charter flights between central business and leisure destinations across the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar.

With their unique ability to land on water, seaplanes can offer direct flights to central city locations, such as Abu Dhabi Corniche or Dubai Creek. Seawings already had a promising network of destinations for its scheduled flights and the Air Taxi is a natural extension providing private charters that offers passengers all the flexible benefits of their own seaplane.

Much like chartering a traditional taxi, all Air Taxi routes are fully customised. 26 landing locations can be used, including convenient city locations and all the region's airports. Take of ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, June 7th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Directorate General of the Punitive and Correctional Establishments  at the Ministry of Interior, organized in cooperation with the Directorate General of Electronics and Telecommunications Services,  a workshop on smart applications in the Ministry of Interior - smart government's strategy, in Ajman Palace Hotel.

In his address, Brigadier Hamad Khamis Al Dhaheri, Deputy Head of the Punitive and Correctional Establishments Department at the Ministry of Interior indicated that the Ministry of Interior has prepared its strategies and plans and has made great efforts towards smart transformation. “It has established to this end the Smart Government Program Team at the Ministry, which began its work by coordinating with other units of the Ministry to identify the needs of the smart transformation”, added Al Dhaheri.

Additionally, He stressed that the workshop aims ... Read more »

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Analysis of three phase III studies presented at ASCO annual meeting shows a 26% reduction in the risk of death, representing an estimated 2.5-year increase in median survival versus placebo or no maintenance

SUMMIT, N.J. - Monday, June 6th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced data from a meta-analysis of overall survival in multiple myeloma (MM) patients receiving investigational maintenance treatment with REVLIMID® (lenalidomide) capsules following high-dose melphalan and autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) were presented during the 52nd ASCO Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The analysis, based on data from studies conducted by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (formerly Cancer and Leukemia Group B) with support from the National Cancer Institute, Intergroupe Francophone du Myélome (IFM) and the Gruppo Italiano Malattie EMatologiche dell’Adulto (GIMEMA), was presented by Dr. Philip McCart ... Read more »

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IRVINE, Calif. - Tuesday, June 7th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Patient Safety Movement announced today that for the 2nd year in a row, former President Carter is demonstrating his support for the Movement’s goal of zero preventable deaths by 2020 by offering an opportunity to join the former President and First Lady Rosalynn for a private fishing trip in Georgia.

The top two healthcare institutions that have committed to saving the highest number of lives through commitments to implementing processes such as Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS) by August 31, 2016 will be selected to go on this exclusive trip. Winners will be announced in September 2016. The trip will take place October 14-16, 2016.

“We are excited that President Carter is offering this special trip again this year. It will motivate some healthy competition for our hospitals around the globe to save lives from human errors. We are hoping to double the 400 entrant ... Read more »

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CAMBRIDGE, England - Tuesday, June 7th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Data show objective response rate (ORR) of 31% in all evaluable patients and 46% in patients with PD-L1-high-expressing tumours1

PD-L1 expression correlates with response to durvalumab monotherapy per Ventana SP263 assay1

Results follow U.S. FDA’s recent Breakthrough Therapy Designation for durvalumab in patients with PD-L1 positive inoperable or metastatic urothelial bladder cancer2

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, today announced efficacy and safety data for durvalumab, a selective programmed-death ligand-1 (PD-L1) antibody, in patients with advanced urothelial bladder cancer (UBC).1

Preliminary results of the Phase I/II trial, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, showed an objective response rate (ORR) of 31% in all evaluable patients (95% confidence interval (CI): 18%-47%) a ... Read more »

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INGELHEIM, Germany, & BOSTON - Tuesday, June 7th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

    Fibrotic diseases represent a serious healthcare problem, which potentially results in disability and even death for millions of people worldwide with currently only limited effective treatment options available
    New research alliance aims to find better treatments for diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) by investigating common mechanisms
    Alliance is open for other Harvard-affiliated groups interested in contributing to fibrosis research and will grow over time

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced it has established a research collaboration with the Harvard Stem Cell Institute’s - Harvard Fibrosis Network to discover new ways of treating fibrotic diseases such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic kidney disease ( ... Read more »

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LONDON & IRVINE, Calif. - Monday, June 6th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation announced today that on May 28, 2016 at the annual congress Euroanaesthesia 2016 in London, the ESA made a public commitment to lead the Patient Safety Movement in over 50 countries in Europe.

“As clinicians, our number one focus is Patient Safety,” said Dr. Zeev Goldik, President of the European Society of Anaesthesiology. “Since its launch in 2010, the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology has been signed and/or supported by regional and national anaesthesiology societies across the globe, from Europe, North America, Latin America, Australasia, Asia and Africa. Our Society was the initiator and one of the founding societies of the European Patient Safety Foundation (EUPSF) in 2013. We have been closely following the remarkable efforts made by the Patient Saf ... Read more »

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates & MCLEAN, Va. - Tuesday, June 7th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide‘s (NYSE:HLT) luxury brand of iconic landmark hotels, today announced the signing of a management agreement with Ward Holdings to open a property in the Middle East’s leading gateway for capital and investment, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre is expected to begin welcoming guests in Autumn 2017, and will offer travellers timeless luxury and exceptional experiences in this bustling area of Dubai. The hotel will join a prestigious portfolio of 25 Waldorf Astoria properties operating in diverse global destinations such as Amsterdam, Beijing and New York.

“Sound fundamentals underpin our luxury story in the Middle East, where we have seen exceptional growth in locations tailored for both leisure and business travellers,” ... Read more »

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LUXEMBOURG - Monday, June 6th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Luxembourg Government today announced that Mr. Georges Schmit, Consul General and Executive Director at the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office in San Francisco, joins the Government's Advisory Board of the recently announced initiative. The initiative defines a framework for the exploration and commercial utilization of resources from Near Earth Objects (NEOs) such as asteroids.

Prior to his current position which he holds since 2009, Georges Schmit was Director General for Enterprise Policy, Economic Development and Foreign Trade, Secretary General, and Director of Industry at the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy and Foreign Trade which he joined in 1981. From 1995-2002 he was Executive Chairman of the National Credit and Investment Corporation (SNCI), a State-owned development bank.

In these various capacities, Georges Schmit was for more than 17 years a Mem ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO - Monday, June 6th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global is pleased to announce that we are now collaborating with SdM Chartered Professional Accountants, Inc. in Canada. SdM is the first of several firms that are expected to take this initial step toward a more formal relationship with Andersen Global through a Collaboration Agreement. Although SdM will not be a full-fledged member firm, they will be collaborating with Andersen Tax in the U.S., and other Andersen Global member firms throughout the world, to provide best-in-class service to their clients.

“SdM exemplifies the ‘Andersen’ qualities we look for in our colleagues and we look forward to working with them more closely to meet our clients’ needs in Canada,” said Mark Vorsatz, CEO of Andersen Tax.

Simon Davari, Founding Partner at SdM shared, “We’ve worked with Andersen Tax over the past several years and this is the logical next ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, June 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Punitive and Correctional Establishments Department in Abu Dhabi held an awareness workshop for its inmates about the dangers of drugs, including an explanation of prevention strategies. In parallel, the Department launched the “Thank You” campaign to recognize the efforts of the workers in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain and to honor the partners.

The awareness workshop, held in cooperation with the National Rehabilitation Center, aimed to introduce inmates to the harmful effects of drugs and the problems they pose, as well as the means available to address these risks.

The workshop explained addiction factors and how someone could become an addict, the health complications for consuming psychotropic drugs and the common problems that occur during the recovery period. It also tackled strategies for preventing relapse and the health disorders that affect drug addicts.

Lecture ... Read more »

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