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 Company releases “Unsmoke Your Mind” white paper answering challenging questions about its vision of a smoke-free future

DAVOS, Switzerland-Tuesday 21 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As it continues to advocate for greater transparency, objective examination of the science and open debate in creating the right regulation for smoke-free alternatives, Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE:PM) today released a new white paper titled, “Unsmoke Your Mind: Pragmatic Answers to Tough Questions for a Smoke-Free Future” at a press conference in Davos. Based on an independent survey—commissioned by PMI and conducted by Povaddo among 17,251 adults aged 21-74 across 14 countries—the paper examines public opinions of the regulatory, scientific and corporate landscape as PMI focuses on advancing smoke-free products to replace cigarettes as soon as possible.

The white paper shows a keen public appetite for open ... Read more »

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Program Unveils Results of Second Cycle Awardee Projects

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-Tuesday 21 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

The UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science today revealed that the call for project proposals for the fourth cycle of the grant program will officially open for submission beginning of 2021 and will target new research areas under the program’s new structure and evaluation criteria which will be announced later this year.

The program also unveiled the results of rain enhancement research projects carried out by the awardees of its second cycle grant.

The awardees include Dr. Paul Lawson, Senior Research Scientist at SPEC Incorporated, United State of America, Prof. Hannele Korhonen, Director of the Climate Research Program at Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland, and Prof. Giles Harrison, professor of atmospheric physics at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.

His Excellency Dr. Abdul ... Read more »

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Monday 20 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) was recognized today among the top global companies leading on climate action. Environmental nonprofit CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, has placed PMI on its ‘A List’ for climate change for the sixth year in a row, recognizing the company’s work to reduce its energy use and carbon emissions and to follow a transparent disclosure process. At the end of 2019, PMI was also recognized for its leadership role in addressing the climate crisis by the “50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders” initiative.

“We are proud to be once again on CDP’s prestigious A List,” said PMI Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos. “We are not just transforming our products to deliver better alternatives to millions of adult smokers across the world, we also are making sustainability an integral part of ... Read more »

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HANGZHOU, China-Monday 20 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dahua Technology, a world leading video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, unveils its 2020 core product launch at Intersec Dubai including the over-coax technology advancement HDCVI 6.0, AI (WizSense/WizMind) and Full-color technology which enables outstanding performance under extreme low light conditions, enabling and accelerating the AIoT transformation.


A longtime leader in HDCVI realm that offers great convenience, unparalleled quality and least cost, Dahua Technology launches HDCVI 6.0. Featuring 4K real-time (30fps live view), AI coding, two-way talk and enhanced AI, HDCVI 6.0 provides a superior visual experience where tiny details are captured with better clarity in a large monitoring coverage. Focused on human and vehicle, it significantly improves the streaming quality compared with H.265. Real-time communication allows users to warn off intruders and ... Read more »

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Monday 20 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Azur Drones, Europe’s leader in autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), has launched its drone-in-a-box surveillance solution, Skeyetech, at Intersec. This move is expected to boost the security monitoring for high-risk private and public sites in the Middle East.

Skeyetech is a ready-to-fly surveillance system, which has been designed to monitor and confirm events, conduct perimeter patrols and provide support operation to ground security personnel. This new autonomous security system, which is already deployed in France, can be used directly by security agents as it needs no remote pilot skills or certification.

 “We are delighted to be introducing our state-of-the-art autonomous UAV in the Middle East, and more precisely in Dubai. This launch coincides with the city’s journey towards transforming Dubai into a smart city. Skeyetech is, therefore, the perfect fit for s ... Read more »

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-Monday 20 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has appointed Fahd Abdulmohsan Al-Rasheed as President of the Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC), following his appointment in 2018 as Advisor at the Royal Court.

Al-Rasheed’s career has featured various leadership roles in key Saudi public and private sector organizations. From January 2008 to September 2018, he served as Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Emaar the Economic City, the publicly listed developer of the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC).

KAEC is not only the first publicly listed greenfield city in the world, but is also considered as one of the largest private sector led projects globally. Located on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia and covering 181 square kilometers, it contains advanced urban and environmental sustainability features.  During his tenure at KAEC, Al-Rasheed spearheaded the development o ... Read more »

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 • ResMed now has the most complete full face mask portfolio, the “right mask for every user”

• 3 out of 4 CPAP users prefer AirFit F30i to other tube-up full face mask

SAN DIEGO-Monday 20 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD) today introduced AirFit F30i, its first tube-up full face CPAP mask, rounding out the most complete full face mask portfolio on the market.

Full face CPAP users can now choose between a tube-up or tube-down connection, compact under-the-nose or traditional over-the-nose cushion styles, and even memory foam versus silicone cushion.

AirFit F30i’s tube-up design makes it easier to sleep in any position. The cushion rests under the nose to help prevent next-day red marks, soreness, and irritation on the nasal bridge. Plus, a quick-release elbow allows users to quickly disconnect and reattach the mask from its tubing at night without taking the mask off.< ... Read more »

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• A UAE based study predicts that around 26.7 percent of children aged 5-9 and 22 percent of children aged 10-19 will suffer from obesity by 2030

• Emirates Hospital Jumeriah urges to fight obesity to reduce diabetes in over 460 million adults globally

Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 20 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Abdulatif, a 73-year old man suffered from complex diabetes which led to kidney failure. Abdulatif, an Emirati by origin weighed 115 kgs and clearly suffered from obesity, a key factor that led to his condition. Research indicates that more than two billion people are overweight or obese globally. Obesity is a major factor for the lead up to type 2 diabetes, which has quadrupled in the last 35 years, and more than 460 million adults in the world now have diabetes. In the UAE, over 64 percent of the population suffers from obesity, which can affect the economic growth by 6 billion.

When it comes to type 2 diabetes, prevent ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 20 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Arzan Wealth (DIFC) Limited (‘Arzan Wealth’), a Dubai-based advisory firm regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised its client on the sale of a Class A office building  in the Hague, The Netherlands, achieving strong returns for investors.

The property was built in 2000 and serves as the headquarters of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), a unit of the Dutch Government. The asset is a Class A building comprising of 13,635 m² office space and is located in a prime location in the center of the Dutch capital, The Hague.

The building was acquired in November 2017 as part of Arzan Wealth’s yielding asset platform with an objective of producing an average annual yield of 8.00% to investors, and an IRR of around 10% per annum. Arzan Wealth acted as the Sub Strategic Advisor on the ex ... Read more »

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NEW YORK-Monday 20 January 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Moody’s Analytics announced today that the ImpairmentStudio platform—the centerpiece of our Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) solution—has completed a System and Organization Controls (SOC 1) Type 2 examination under the attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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The report examination encompasses policies, operating procedures, and controls related to financial reporting of user entities by an independent auditor to objectively validate that the service organization meets its declared control objectives.

Built on the latest cloud-based technology, the ImpairmentStudio platform allows users to automate and simplify the complex processes required to meet the CECL accounting standard. Thi ... Read more »

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