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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, February 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

As an embodiment of the distinguished brotherly relations and historical ties between the people and the leaders of the UAE and Kuwait, the UAE has been celebrating Kuwait’s 54th National Day since Wednesday morning.

In a spontaneous and joyful gesture on this dear occasion, the UAE national passport staff members at various entry ports presented cards of congratulations that bore the emblems of both the brotherly countries to all Kuwaiti nationals entering the UAE.

A number of Kuwaiti visitors valued the sincere and brotherly initiative of the UAE that emphasized the keenness of the countries’ leadership to continuously strive to provide a model of brotherly relations and solidarity amongst the Arab nations of the GCC. The Kuwaiti nationals visiting the UAE expressed their happiness regarding the warm and authentic welcome received by the Emirati people.

On the ... Read more »

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To activate the Khalifa Student Empowerment Program’s National Charter

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Monday, February 23rd 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and H.E Hussain Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education attended on Monday the signing a Memorandum of Understanding between Khalifa Student Empowerment Program ‘Aqdar’, and Knowledge Point Educational Constants. The MoU aims at assisting the activation and implementation of the ‘National Charter for Students’ Awareness’ that was compiled by about 50 federal and local institutions with the aim of empowering students with academic ability and advanced skills to meet the various challenges and threats.

The MOU was signed on the sidelines of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference “IDEX 2015” by Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of th ... Read more »

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Tejari to manage LIWA Trading Enterprises’ eTendering and Vendor Management processes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, February 24th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Strategic sourcing company Tejari has announced the signing of a two year agreement with Abu Dhabi-based conglomerate, LIWA Trading Enterprises.

The retail arm of Al Nasser Holdings, LIWA Trading Enterprises operates numerous franchise/sub-franchise agreements with international fashion and speciality product brands across the GCC.

Under the agreement Tejari will implement a ‘best of breed’ application to streamline the corporation’s eProcurement, eTendering and Vendor Management processes.

Tejari’s proprietary application facilitates and streamlines all sourcing and vendor management, transforming an organisation’s procurement capability. Supplier selection and prequalification tools allow the application to reduce the duration of tender evaluation cyc ... Read more »

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DENVER - Saturday, February 28th 2015

Johns Manville (JM), a market-leading manufacturer of glass fiber products and Berkshire Hathaway company, today announced it will expand its glass fiber operations plant in Etowah, Tenn., to service the increasing needs of the engineered thermoplastics industry.

The North American composite market needs a strong and reliable supply of glass fibers to translate innovations into steady market growth. JM’s operations in North America are ideally located to reliably serve customers across the growing compounding base in the Midwest and Southeast.

“The composites industry is growing steadily and we are convinced that current and future industry trends will continue to drive increasing demand for glass fiber products,” said Brian Sapp, Global Fibers Business Director for JM Engineered Products. “We are making this investment to support our customers’ plans for gro ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, February 24th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, continued his inspection tour on Tuesday, where he inspected the activities and pavilions of the International Defense Exhibition IDEX 2015.

H.H Sheikh Saif toured the pavilion of the Ministry of Interior accompanied by Sudan’s President, Field Marshal Omar Al Bashir and briefed him on the next generation technologies and e-services used by the Ministry; including the e-ports projects and the Smart Civil Defense Centers’ system.

Furthermore, His Highness inaugurated the Security Support Patrol, called the “RAPTOR”, at the Ministry of Interior’s pavilion. The ‘Raptor’ is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies and advanced surveillance cameras; it is designed to provide security support to all patrols operating in the field and is ada ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, February 24th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

in5, the innovation centre launched by Dubai Internet City (DIC) in 2013, welcomed SMEs from across DIC and TECOM Investments’ business communities to learn and be introduced to online tools such as Google AdWords and connect with Google Partners who are certified vendors of similar products. The aim of the event to help SMEs develop and reach bigger markets online in an effective manner.

The UAE has nearly 300,000 SMEs who, according to recent statistics from Dun and Bradstreet, are providing over 86% of employment opportunities in the private sector alone. With an internet penetration rate of 88% in the UAE, the highest in the Middle East, it is vital that businesses have a robust online presence. However, as revealed by a Google survey last year, only 18% of businesses in the UAE are online, which highlights significant room for growth.

During the workshop, titled ‘Grow you ... Read more »

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ATLANTA - Saturday, February 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Coca-Cola Kicks-Off 2015 Global Campaign for the World Famous Package Design

Campaign Features Iconic Celebrities, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Ray Charles

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- A design so distinctive that it could be recognized by touch alone and so unique that it could be identified when shattered on the ground. This was the brief for the creation of the Coca-Cola bottle which is 100 years young this year. To mark this milestone, The Coca-Cola Company is celebrating with a year-long campaign that includes new advertising, a music anthem and a series of art exhibits featuring works from some of the world’s leading contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell and Peter Blake.

Born on Nov. 16, 1915, the Coca-Cola bottle was the creation of the Root Glass Company in Terre Haute, Ind. With its unmistakable curves and a distinctive contour, the bottle has become a global icon, in ... Read more »

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iF Design Award winner ZTE Grand S3 among the first to offer innovative password-free smartphone experience

BARCELONA, Spain - Sunday, March 1st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Mobile World Congress 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- ZTE, a leading global mobile device maker, today announced at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona that a new flagship device, the ZTE Grand S3, will be launched with a pioneering eye-based biometric solution from EyeVerify. The solution, Eyeprint ID™, allows users a password-free method of unlocking the Grand S3, offering an enhanced level of privacy and security to the device. ZTE’s Grand S3 is one of the first smartphones in the world to offer this solution.

“We are delighted to announce our partnership with EyeVerify that brings their leading Eyeprint ID™ solution to the ZTE Grand S3,” said Adam ZENG Xuezhong, Executive Vice President of ZTE Corporation and CEO of ZTE Mobile Devices. “Our ZTE Grand ... Read more »

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Visa Digital Solutions makes “wave-and-pay” with mobile phones a reality for consumers globally

SAN FRANCISCO - Saturday, February 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Mobile World Congress 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced that it has partnered with several leading financial institutions around the world to offer new mobile payment services. BBVA and Cuscal launched new issuer-branded mobile payment applications for mobile devices running on the Android operating system. Additionally Banco do Brazil, PNC Bank, N.A., and U.S. Bank intend to launch similar capabilities in the near future.

To use these new mobile payment services, consumers simply download their financial institution’s mobile payment app from the Google Play store. Following a one-time enrollment process, customers of participating financial institutions who download and install the application will be able to pay in-store with their Visa accounts by waving ... Read more »

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SONE VILLAGE, Indonesia - Saturday, February 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Panasonic donated 110 solar lanterns and shades to the village of Sone, in West Timor, Indonesia, which has no access to electricity. The lanterns featured shades bearing animal designs that were submitted to an international design campaign called "Cut Out the Darkness." Villagers enjoyed a special moment when all the lights were turned on at once, making a "zoo of light" appeared before everyone's eyes.

 [Video] Cut Out The Darkness / Lantern'zoo in Indonesia Flash Report [Photo] Flash Report: Cut Out the Darkness Lantern'zoo Donation in Indonesia [Project Website] Cut Out the Darkness

This donation was a part of Panasonic's fiscal 2014 (to end of March 2015) activities for its "100 Thousand ... Read more »

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TOKYO - Saturday, February 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- With the severe and far-reaching impact of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, governments and international organizations need more support for their relief efforts. They have called on the private sector to help the affected populations meet their basic needs in the midst of the crisis.

In response, Panasonic donated 240 solar lanterns to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in December 2014. Solar lanterns are now providing light to Ebola survivors, orphans, medical teams and workers fighting the epidemic in the affected areas of Liberia, where the outbreak is especially serious.

On February 19, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Crisis Response Unit at UNDP, visited Satoshi Takeyasu, Panasonic Corporation Executive Officer in charge of Groupwide Brand Communications Division.

Ms. Nakamitsu, who leads UNDP's ... Read more »

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ZTE outlines product strategy and positioning in “Powering the Era of Universal Mobile Connectivity” White Paper ahead of Mobile World Congress

SHENZHEN, China - Sunday, March 1st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Mobile World Congress 2015

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today published a White Paper on its M-ICT strategy, detailing the company’s plans to accelerate innovations to empower customers to capture new opportunities and create value from the proliferation of mobile connectivity.

In the White Paper, entitled Powering the Era of Universal Mobile Connectivity, ZTE outlined its product strategies and positioning, providing customers and partners with insights into key projects such as pre5G, Smart City and wireless charging for electric vehicles. As users and devices acquire greater capabilitie ... Read more »

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Bearing maker helps industrial customers with custom innovation

TOKYO - Saturday, February 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Unless you are a mechanical engineer, you probably don’t wake up in the morning thinking about bearings. More likely, you never even notice that bearings – working away unseen – are the critical components in everything mechanical that moves: from jumbo-jets to nano-tools, kitchen blenders to concrete mixers. To meet the vast scope of “Motion and Control” needs, NSK (TOKYO:6471) – the world’s #3 bearing manufacturer – must offer over 200,000 different bearings, from microscopic to mammoth. And each year customers bring new challenges to NSK researchers: needs for new bearings to meet specific performance constraints. Here are two challenges that NSK researchers successfully overcame in 2014.

Wind turbines: reliable rotation under the harshest conditions

Since the dawn of t ... Read more »

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New products in 2014 advance safety and fuel efficiency

TOKYO - Saturday, February 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Although NSK Ltd. (TOKYO:6471) is Japan’s top and the world’s #3 bearing manufacturer, the Tokyo-based company tends to leave the spotlight to its customers, the world’s leading automotive brands. We work behind the scenes, but customers depend on NSK for endless diligence and innovation in pursuing safety, efficiency, durability and environmental performance in all aspects of “Motion and Control.” In 2014, that diligence resulted in several significant innovations, two of which are outlined below.

First, some hidden context. You never see them, nor are you meant to. But throughout your car 100 to 150 bearings are working away in the engine, transmission, wheels, and the air conditioner. Anything that moves requires a bearing that NSK supplies. The better they work, the safer, more fuel-efficient, responsiv ... Read more »

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