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US$ 2.7 million donated to mobilise global resources for women’s empowerment

NEW YORK - Tuesday, September 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a historic step towards accelerating global efforts to enhance the status of girls and women worldwide, the NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) – an organisation dedicated to developing opportunities for women – has launched the ‘NAMA International Women Fund’ (NAMA Fund) on the sidelines of the 71st UN General Assembly held at the UN Headquarters in New York.

A pioneering initiative from NAMA, an organisation based in Sharjah - the third largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - the NAMA Fund seeks to mobilise essential financial and human resources to elevate the status of women worldwide by supporting programmes aimed at women's economic and professional empowerment and by investing in initiatives designed to hone their community development skills.

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PARIS - Tuesday, September 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Murex, the leading provider of integrated trading, risk management and processing solutions, is pleased to announce that Danish IT services provider Bankdata is implementing MX.3 as a central service utility for its 11 bank owners. The solution will consolidate existing front office systems on a single platform and replace a legacy in-house back office system. This will provide full integrated cross-asset functionality for all the banks' capital markets activities.

Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Fredericia, Bankdata traditionally built most of the systems it required to service its bank members. However, by 2015 Bankdata's capital markets back-office system was in need of a major overhaul. At the same time, its two biggest members, Jyske Bank and Sydbank, wanted to consolidate their different third-party capital markets front-office systems on a single platform. Sydbank established a s ... Read more »

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LOS ANGELES - Monday, September 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), a global nutrition company, today announced a $1 million collaboration with Special Olympics to support the organization’s fitness programming around the world, focusing on increasing physical activity and improving nutrition and hydration.

Leveraging Herbalife Nutrition’s global team of more than 300 staff scientists and 36 Ph.Ds. specializing in nutrition and sports performance, the Company will lend nutrition expertise and educational content including videos and other materials for coaches, athletes, care givers and the broader Special Olympics community.

“Special Olympics is about more than athletic competition,” said Kyle Washburn, director of fitness at Special Olympics.” We surround our athletes with a community that supports them through sport, health and the expansion of fitness.”

As part of the sponsorship, Da ... Read more »

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In recognition of his outstanding social initiatives

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, September 21st 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The award was presented during the CEO Middle East award ceremony

HE Abdulla Matar Al Mannaei, Managing Director of Emirates Auction, was announced winner of the annual Best CEO Award 2016 in Corporate Social Responsibility category.

Presented by CEO Middle East Magazine, a publication of the ITP, the leading publishing group in Dubai, the annual award honors the best CEOs and executive directors in the region, in different categories.

The coveted award has been conferred upon Mr. Al Mannaei in recognition of his outstanding efforts in social responsibility, and his commitment to launch innovative initiatives in the service of the UAE community. Al Mannaei’s efforts included support to poverty alleviation programs and empowerment of the less fortunate and vulnerable people in the fields of education and healthca ... Read more »

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LONDON - Tuesday, September 27th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Smartmatic announced the launch of TIVI, a secure, verifiable online voting solution for governmental elections.

This next-generation voting solution provides the strongest assurance of election integrity of any online voting solution available today. It is the only online voting solution in the world that allows universal digital verifiability to prove the integrity of the vote, from the point of casting to counting. Utilising advanced cryptographic technique, it guarantees voter privacy and vote security.

TIVI has been engineered to meet the needs of Election Management Bodies seeking to enfranchise overseas and ex-pat voters, modernize traditional forms of remote voting and to reduce the challenges typically associated with election participation from remote environments.

TIVI is the result of a strategic partnership between Smartmatic and Cybernetica, the cybersecurity cor ... Read more »

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Friday, September 23rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

    First manufacturing facility for large scale production of heated tobacco products
    Anticipated investment of approximately EUR 500 million for the facility and pre-existing pilot plant
    Up to 600 new jobs when fully operational
    Total initial annual capacity of approximately 30 billion units when fully operational, equivalent to approximately 6% of industry cigarette sales in PMI’s European Union Region

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) inaugurates today its first manufacturing facility for large scale production of two heated tobacco alternatives to cigarettes. The announcement was made at an event at the factory in the presence of the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The initial annual production capacity of the factory will be approximately 30 billion ... Read more »

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12-storey residential property to offer 284-units

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, September 21st 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Azizi Developments, a leading UAE-based real estate developer with a reach into multiple international markets, has announced its plans for its newest project, Azizi Shaista Residence—a modern, urban-luxury development located in the bustling and highly-accessible Al Furjan neighbourhood in Dubai. The property adds to Azizi Developments’ already impressive portfolio, with the developer currently involved in 20 different UAE-based projects valued at around AED 7.3 billion.

Azizi Shaista is due for completion in 2018, and is valued at AED 250 million. When complete, the 12-storey residence (including B + G + 2P) will house a total of 284 residential units – 137 studios, 124 one-bedroom apartments and 23 two-bedroom apartments. The project has a total construction area of 360,966sqft.

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SAN FRANCISCO - Monday, September 26th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global is pleased to announce its collaboration with mgpartners, a leading tax firm in Ireland. The establishment of a Collaboration Agreement with mgpartners furthers Andersen’s ability to provide best-in-class client service in Europe, and is a precursor to a more formal relationship.

Mark Vorsatz, CEO of Andersen Tax, commented, “This collaboration with mgpartners extends our global footprint and—more importantly—enhances our ability to provide seamless service in Europe.”

“Working with professionals that share our core principles is important,” said Mark Gorman, founder of mgpartners. “We know through our work with Andersen in the past that they are prime examples of transparency, stewardship and client service—our touchstones from day one.”

mgpartners advises Irish and international clients on tax planni ... Read more »

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - Wednesday, September 21st 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Proving its success in providing educators with previously untapped opportunities for growth, ITWORX Education has to date enabled more 80,000 teachers in Saudi Arabia, and more than one million educators worldwide, to effortlessly manage their classrooms and students, by adding its versatile TeacherKit app to their educational arsenal. Coupling TeacherKit’s advanced features with the convenience and easy access through mobile devices, the app frees up teachers’ time and allows them to focus on what they love most; teaching.

The TeacherKit application acts as a personal organizer for the teacher. The app features an intuitive interface and packs a wide range of powerful features that make day-to-day teaching a breeze by eliminating the headache of routine class administration.

Through a simple and easy-to-use interface, TeacherKit enables teachers to organize classes, print sea ... Read more »

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