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World-Renowned Test Batsman Becomes Dubai-Based Property Development Firm’s Brand Representative in India

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, September 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Indian Test cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar is the latest international sports star to endorse leading Dubai-based property developer, The First Group.

The much-loved former cricketer, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest opening batsmen in cricket history, has been named The First Group’s ambassador for India.

Affectionately known as ‘Sunny’ by fans the world over, the world-record-breaking batsman made his mark in the 1970s and ‘80s, ultimately going on to become the first cricketer to score 10,000 Test runs and 30 centuries.

He held the record of 34 Test centuries for almost two decades before it was broken by Sachin Tendulkar in December 2005, and was also admired for his studied technique against fast bowling, hooking and pulli ... Read more »

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 Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora Transforms Iconic City Landmark into Destination for Visitors and Locals Alike

PODGORICA, Montenegro & MCLEAN, Va. - Monday, September 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the official opening of Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora, marking Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) debut in Montenegro. The new Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora is conveniently situated in the city centre and close to all public and commercial facilities, making it the perfect option for both business and leisure guests. Hilton Podgorica Crna Gora offers 180 spacious and modern guest rooms, including 23 suites. The hotel’s Presidential Suite boasts a panoramic lounge overlooking the city.

“Montenegro, one of the oldest European states and often referred to as the pearl of the Mediterranean, is an exciting new destination for Hilton as we expand our global portfolio of more than 570 hotels,” said Andreas La ... Read more »

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20,000 Students From Catalonia and Spain to Attend Spain’s Largest STEAM Event

BARCELONA, Spain - Friday, September 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA and the Mobile World Capital Barcelona today announced that they are launching the first Youth Mobile Festival Barcelona (YoMo Barcelona) at Mobile World Congress 2017. YoMo Barcelona has been created to inspire young people to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, art/design, and math (STEAM) disciplines. YoMo Barcelona will be held 27 February – 2 March 2017 at Fira Montjuïc.

“We are very excited to be launching the Youth Mobile Festival at Mobile World Congress Barcelona,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “YoMo will bring classroom learning to life for thousands of school children by showing the exciting and rewarding opportunities that are available in the mobile and STEAM ecosystems. This initiative builds on the great work already ... Read more »

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State-of-the-art installer training programme to support CCNL’s growth in Nigeria

LUXEMBOURG & ABUJA, Nigeria - Monday, September 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today an Elevate training programme together with Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd. (CCNL). The training will run for four days and will see over 50 installers being trained with hands-on knowledge of installing a satellite dish.

CCNL, a company licensed by the Nigeria National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), is the certified content aggregator and platform owner for the free-to-air DTT and DTH platforms in Nigeria. CCNL is playing a key role in the Nigeria Digital Switchover (DSO) process by getting channels onto the land-based DTT network and onto satellite as DTH, both offered under the brand FreeTV.

In May of this year, SES and CCNL signed a multi-year agreement to provide a strategic and reliable video platform, via SES ... Read more »

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 On the side lines of the 71st UN General Assembly in New York

NEW YORK - Monday, September 19th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The NCD Alliance yesterday evening announced that the second Global NCD Alliance Forum will take place on 9-11 December 2017 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The announcement was made at a high-level dinner taking place on the side lines of the 71st UN General Assembly in New York, entitled “Looking Ahead to 2018: Continued Momentum on NCDs to Drive Progress”.

The Forum will be held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah and Founder and Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP), and co-hosted by the NCD Alliance and Friends of Cancer Patients in Sharjah, UAE.

The first Global NCD Alliance Forum took place in November 2015 in Sharjah, convening NCD civil society from across the world for the first time, resulting in incre ... Read more »

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SUWANEE, Ga. - Wednesday, September 14th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Meggitt Training Systems recently completed the System Verification Test (SVT) and Site Operational Test (SOT) for the US Army’s next-generation small-arms trainers, obtaining certification as the Program of Record for Army small-arms training. Completion of these tests confirms that Meggitt has met all requirements set forth by the Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to deliver the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) II system to active US Army, National Guard and Reserve units worldwide.

“The completion of EST II testing marks a significant milestone in a long-standing relationship between the US Army and Meggitt,” said Jeff Murphy, president, Meggitt Training Systems. “This summer, Meggitt will commence delivery of the first EST II systems, which are fully compatible with the Army’s existing arsenal of si ... Read more »

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- Wins order for steam turbine and generator for eco-friendly geothermal power project -

TOKYO - Tuesday, September 13th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) has won a major order to supply a flash steam turbine system and generator (STG) for Unit 2 of the Kizildere III Geothermal Power Plant in Turkey. Zorlu Energy, an independent power producer and member of Turkey’s Zorlu Energy Group, will construct the plant in Kizildere, in the Aydin province of West Anatolia, Turkey. Toshiba will deliver the generation equipment in July 2017. Support for this major low-emission project will allow Toshiba to expand its green footprint in Turkey and support Turkey in deploying low-carbon power solutions.

Energy consumption in Turkey is growing fast, driven by population growth and economic development, and both the government and the private sector are promoting projects to increase capacity. Toshiba concluded a memorandum of unders ... Read more »

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Thursday, September 15th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) announced today that the response to PMI IMPACT, its new global funding initiative for third party projects dedicated to fighting smuggling and related crimes, has exceeded expectations with more than 200 expressions of interest submitted in the first funding round. PMI has pledged USD 100 million for three funding rounds.
“We are delighted to see that PMI IMPACT has been well-received and that a broad range of organizations recognized the need to join forces to eliminate illegal trade in its many forms. With the leadership of the Expert Council, PMI IMPACT will provide resources for the best proposals to bring innovative and lasting solutions,” stated Alvise Giustiniani, Vice President Illicit Trade Strategies & Prevention, of PMI.
The Expert Council comprises external independent experts with impecc ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, September 18th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

In line with its continuous efforts to promote sustainability and energy savings; Grundfos, the award-winning world leader in advanced pump solutions, has decided to brand their company cars with the slogan ‘Grundfos, Build on Sustainability’  promoting one of their core values.

“Vehicle signage is great as it never turns off.  Everywhere the vehicle may go, even when it is parked, it will still be visible to public promoting our brand and telling our story to more customers, and more importantly to the communities where we work and live in,” commented Henning Sandager, Area Managing Director, Middle East & Turkey. “We have a great responsibility to emphasize the water and energy challenges faced by the world. As Grundfos employee we take great pride in making people aware that we contribute and are committed to global sustainability by pioneering techn ... Read more »

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