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Kenya’s Former Central Bank Governor, Njuguna Ndung’u, to assume role September 1, 2018


NAIROBI, Kenya-Monday, April 30th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Board of Directors and Management of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) are pleased to announce the appointment of Njuguna Ndung’u as the next AERC Executive Director effective September 1, 2018.

Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u is well known to the AERC network as a trainer and researcher; having served as the AERC Director of Training in the period 2003-2007. Njuguna Ndung’u is coming back to the AERC family with a wealth of policy making experience to take this precious African success story to the next level of excellence.

Over the years, Njuguna Ndung’u has held a variety of policy, academic, and advisory positions. Njuguna Ndung’u is the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), where he successfully completed the fu ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates.-Thursday, May 3rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

New appointments by Cambridge Assessment English will enhance support for language learning and assessment across a region which stretches from Africa to the Middle East, and South Asia as well as Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Based in the Dubai offices of Cambridge University’s assessment arm, the newly assigned Regional Commercial Head Nassim Abu Ershaed and Strategic Development Head Ramiz Haddadin will work with a wide range of stakeholders in education, government and commercial organisations to offer the benefits of internationally recognised language qualifications to a growing number of learners throughout the region.

Nassim has worked in education for 15 years and joins Cambridge Assessment English from Pearson, where he was Head of Arabian Gulf and Levant, as well as the Regional Portfolio Director of Pearson Qualifications International across the Middle East ... Read more »

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IDEMIA will develop and supply next generation chips for debit and bank cards, to Swiss banks, from 2020 to 2023.

 

COLOMBES, France -Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IDEMIA, the world leader in Augmented Identity, announced today the extension of the partnership started in 2010 with SIX Payment Services, Switzerland’s leading card processor. SIX Payment Services releases a new chip specification on behalf of the Swiss debit card issuers every four years, followed by the evaluation of two suppliers. IDEMIA was selected both in 2010 to develop and supply EMVI’12 chips from 2012 to 2016, and in 2014 to develop and supply EMVI’16 chips from 2016 to 2019. From 2012 to 2017, IDEMIA delivered 11 million modules within SIX’s EMVI’12 and EMVI’16 projects. The new product generation, called EMVI’20, will be issued from 2020 till 2023 and will be based on the specifications of EMVCo CPA (Common Paym ... Read more »

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Iris recognition at Bogota International Airport facilitates secure border crossing in seconds


AMSTERDAM-Thursday, May 3rd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security and INCOMELEC SAS, a Colombian partner, are transforming the immigration and border crossing in Colombia through biometric iris verification implemented by Migración Colombia, the country’s border control agency. This innovative solution was launched in February with a pilot program at Bogota’s El Dorado International Airport. The Automated Border Control (ABC), known locally as “BIOMIG”, is benefiting both citizens and border officials. Gemalto’s ABC speeds identity authentication and significantly reduces bottlenecks in the immigration process while maintaining strong security control for each traveler.

Gemalto ABC Iris solution secures and speeds immigration
A growing majority of ai ... Read more »

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CORAL GABLES, Fla.-Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to AerSale® for installation of its AerSafe system on Airbus 321 aircraft (ST04010NY) in compliance with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has also approved AerSafe on Airbus 321 aircraft (10065226) as a Flammability Reduction System (FRS).

This new STC is in addition to AerSale’s STCs for the Boeing 767 series (ST03599NY), approved by the FAA in February 2018, as well as the Boeing 737 CL series (ST03589NY) and the Boeing 737 NG series (ST02980NY), both approved in 2016.

“Obtaining approval from both the FAA and EASA shows AerSafe should be a key consideration for complying with the FTFR rule,” said Iso Nezaj, Chief Technical Officer at AerSale. “With AerSafe’s substantial cost savings and additional m ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

The viability of implementing several parliamentary proposals to support international efforts to combat terrorism and eliminate its sources of funding is currently being studied, according to Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the UAE Federal National Council (UAE Parliament) and President of the High-level Advisory Group on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism (HLAG) of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

She added that HLAG aims to host a global parliamentary summit in an effort to step up the fight against terrorism and extremism, and raise levels of cooperation in this field among all parliaments of the world, with the cooperation of IPU and concerned bodies within the United Nations.

The announcement came on the sidelines of the second meeting of HLAG that commenced in Abu Dhabi today and concludes on May 3. The meeting drew the participation of presidents and members of parliamen ... Read more »

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 20 years on, UltraDNS still provides brands with seamless and secure online experiences

 

LONDON-Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Neustar®, Inc., a trusted, neutral provider of real-time information services, today celebrated the 20th anniversary of UltraDNS®, its signature Authoritative DNS Service. Created in 1998 by Rodney Joffe, senior vice president and Neustar fellow, UltraDNS was the first DNS service to leverage IP Anycast technology, enabling it to be faster, safer and more resilient to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other online threats.

Today, UltraDNS is trusted by brands and organisations across the globe to keep their digital presence online and secure. Over the years UltraDNS has played a significant role in defending against many would-be crippling DDoS attacks, cementing its place as a critical technology to protect a brand’s infrastructure. "These types of attack ... Read more »

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