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LONDON. - Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) Tom Phillips, Chief Regulatory Officer, GSMA, offered the following statement regarding confirmation of the schedule for migrating from analogue to digital terrestrial television in Kenya:

“The GSMA congratulates the Government of Kenya and the Communications Authority of Kenya on finalising the schedule for the country’s much-anticipated digital switchover1. With all three phases to be completed by 30 March 2015, Kenya’s announcement demonstrates a clear and welcome commitment to meeting the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) global digital migration deadline of 17 June 2015.

“The switchover from analogue to digital television allows more efficient use of a limited resource and frees up precious 700MHz and 800MHz spectrum bands, otherwise known as the Digital Dividend. This lower frequency spectrum delivers excellent geographic coverage and will be a k ... Read more »

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China’s huge market attracts attention of global equipment providers

BEIJING - Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

ciooe 2015 China Maritime 2015 cippe 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE) - The 15th China International Offshore Oil & Gas Exhibition (ciooe) will be held at Beijing New International Exhibition Center on March 26-28, 2015, simultaneously with The 5th International Offshore Engineering Technology & Equipment Exhibition (China Maritime) and the 15th China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology and Equipment Exhibition (cippe).

In 2014, ciooe, cippe and China Maritime together gathered 1,800 exhibitors from 65 countries and regions, including 46 Fortune 500 companies and 16 international delegations, with a combined exhibition area of 90,000 square meters and a total of 65,000 visitors. Among the exhibitors were well-renowned companies and institutions including DNV, Panama Maritime Authority, ROSNEFT, Baker Hughes, NOV, ... Read more »

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AMSTERDAM - Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Regulatory News:

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (ticker: PSH:NA) today released the following regular monthly Net Asset Value (NAV) and Performance Report for the month of November 2014. The information has also been posted to the PSH website, Monthly net asset value and performance are calculated at the close of business on the last business day of the month.


Portfolio Update

November 2014

To view the full table please click here


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Official testing confirms new ATM performance benchmark for transaction times

EDINBURGH, U.K. - Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KAL announced today that it has broken the German ATM speed record for the fastest customer transaction times in official testing done at Cetecom’s ATM test track in Germany.

Independent testing was done on six ATM models from NCR, Wincor Nixdorf and Nautilus Hyosung, and for all six KAL ATM Software clocked the fastest ever times recorded to date (4-Aug-2014) in Germany on the DK circuit.

DK is the German national standard for ATM certification. Transaction timings achieved by the vendors are recorded and published on the DK website ( as part of the certification process. DK testing is mandatory for all ATM suppliers to the German market.

For NCR and Wincor models KAL beat the previous record from any vendor by on average 10.5 seconds for EMV tra ... Read more »

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Hilton Hand-Picks Southern Gem to Join Global Collection of Distinctive Hotels

MCLEAN, Va. - Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) - Hilton Worldwide today welcomed The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill to its growing global brand, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. Selected for its strong connection to the community and tradition of excellence among guests, The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill offers travelers the local discovery and authentic travel experiences at the core of the Curio brand.
“The local charm and intimate feel of The Franklin is exactly what we’re seeking when hand-picking new members of our Curio collection,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “The hotel is already a favorite among travelers to the area. Through the Curio brand partnership, we intend to preserve what makes The Franklin so unique while also offering new opportunities for both the hotel owners and guests throu ... Read more »

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First of its kind and in line with 43rd National Day celebrations

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, November 30th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, launched the “Aqdar Smart Heritage Village” game at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) on Sunday. The videogame, which is the first of its kind in terms of raising awareness, comes in line with the country’s celebrations of the UAE National Day and reflects the vision of the smart government and the online applications of the Ministry of interior (MoI).

The game aims to enhance awareness in national, traditional, educational, and health-related topics, while additionally fighting crime. It takes a step from traditional forms of educations that include dictation and repetition, and moves towards smart education, empowering actual efforts and personal research.

This game is the fourth educa ... Read more »

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Friday, November 28th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, attended on Thursday evening, the majestic ceremony that was held by Bani Sa'ida tribe in Al Ain and the Eastern Region on the occasion of the UAE 43rd National Day.  

The UAE national anthem announced the beginning of the ceremony, followed by a documentary film highlighting the life of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, May God have mercy on his soul. The ceremony also featured national and heritage shows including the famous melody Al Aialah, traditional songs, in addition to performances and compositions that reflected the various components and aspects of the UAE heritage.

Moreover, the poets recited patriotic poems that described their pride in the UAE’s wise leadership and their utmost pride in belonging to this country.  The ceremony also featured a Camel and ... Read more »

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Surveillance cameras Intensified during the National Day

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, November 29th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
The Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate announced that it has set up a temporary yard at the Corniche Street in Abu Dhabi, in the area facing Hilton Hotel, in order to immediately confiscate cars that violate car decoration guidelines; as well as vehicles whose drivers cause chaos and disturbance; and those who fail to abide by  the ‘Spirit of the Union’, causing damage to public property by obscuring both front and rear plates, performing stunts on roads, impeding traffic flow and blocking roads.
Brigadier Eng. Hussein Ahmed Al Harithi, Director of Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police, stressed that no leniency would be shown to anyone who breaks traffic laws. He added that the directorate would immediately seize and impound vehicles, whose drivers fail to abide by the laws and regulati ... Read more »

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Former CFO Will Lead the Company in its Drive to Further Innovation

BOSTON - Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Velcro Industries announced today that Fraser Cameron, formerly Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Cameron succeeds Scott Filion, President of Velcro Americas, who has been serving as Interim CEO.

“Fraser combines a strong strategic background with a deep emphasis on long-term growth,” said Amy Tennent, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Velcro Industries N.V. “We’re building on a strong foundation and it’s time to look strategically at new opportunities with Fraser at the helm. It’s an exciting time for the Velcro Group of Companies and we are deeply grateful for Scott Filion’s leadership during this time of transition.”

Cameron joined Velcro Industries in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer and MD of Velcro Holdings B.V. Du ... Read more »

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Press Conference in Abu Dhabi on Monday

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, November 29th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

Major General Humaid Mohammed Al Hadidi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police will inaugurate the events of the annual GCC Inmates’ Week celebration held under the theme “Lead me to a Better Future”. The celebration will be taking place in Qasbaa Region in Sharjah from 7th to 11th December.

The Organizing Committee in charge of the preparations for the annual GCC Inmates’ Week, chaired by Brigadier Hamad Adeel Al Shamesi, Director General of Correctional and Punitive Establishments at the Ministry of Interior, will hold a press conference on Monday at the Directorate General of the Punitive and Correctional Establishments in Abu Dhabi. During the press conference, Brigadier Al Shamesi will be announcing the activities and events, which will be organized by the regional departments at the countrywide level to mark the GCC ... Read more »

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ZTE’s affordable premium Blade Series devices popular across markets worldwide

Shanghai - Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Sales of ZTE Blade series devices have exceeded 20 million units worldwide since the first device in the series was launched in September 2010. ZTE, a global manufacturer of smartphones and mobile devices, is celebrating the achievement of Blade becoming the first smartphone series from a Chinese manufacturer to reach the 20 million mark. This new milestone is proof of the growing popularity of ZTE Blade series devices in the global smartphone race.

The Blade Story

With their affordable premium brand positioning, smartphone devices in the Blade series are designed to offer the latest specs and features, and are sold in over 60 markets worldwide. The Blade series began with the ZTE Blade V880, which became a highly attractive device when it was first released because of its optimum screen resolutio ... Read more »

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