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Firms urged to map supply chains to protect vulnerable workers

DUBAI - Wednesday, February 17th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Food manufacturers across the globe have admitted failing to put in place basic safeguards to protect vulnerable workers in their supply chains – almost one year on from laws to stop slavery, child labour and unethical working practices.

In total, almost one in five (19%) of large food manufacturers admitted they don’t have a way of finding out even the name and address of suppliers in their supply chain – a basic first step for identifying and ending abuses. More than half of large firms (53%) admitted they do not have a plan in place to find out in the future who is in their supply chain.

Further, more than one in 10 (12%) food companies admitted they do not put in place corporate standards which suppliers must adhere to, on issues such as ethics, and health and safety - according to a survey of 42 la ... Read more »

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New features and clean, mobile friendly layout gives much richer experience for readers.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, February 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Sport360 has relaunched its English and Arabic online platforms, with a slick, mobile-friendly design that better appeals to the modern sports fan.

Since its inception as a newspaper in 2010, Sport360 has been setting the standard in sports media in the Gulf with its delivery of news, expert analysis and information across print and digital platforms.

The new websites will continue to showcase the sort of quality coverage that has helped Sport360 become among the region’s market leaders, with cosmetic and functional changes introduced to improve user experience.   

 Online Managing Editor Mark Lomas said: “Sports fans are at the heart of everything we do at Sport360. We are very fortunate to be based in a region with a deep passion for sport, from the grassro ... Read more »

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LOS ANGELES - Tuesday, February 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- L.E. Hotels, a global hospitality brand, unveiled its new Luxe Collection today, which is comprised of a select group of hotels within L.E. Hotels’ “Limited Edition” of properties. The Luxe Collection is a classification of select L.E. Hotels properties that have achieved the highest quality of service and those that have been highly ranked by their critics. Each hotel was selected based on a combination of popularity index rankings and desirable locations, among other factors.

“Luxe Collection properties are best-in-class boutique hotels and resorts within the L.E. Hotels portfolio,” said L.E. Hotels Founder and Chairman, Efrem Harkham. “From world-renowned shopping districts to scenic resort destinations, to bustling city centers, each hotel selected to join the Luxe Collection epitomizes exceptional service and offers outstanding guest experiences.”< ... Read more »

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Enevate’s HD-Energy® batteries to be featured in Sonim’s ultra-rugged smartphones

IRVINE, Calif. & SAN MATEO, Calif. - Tuesday, February 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Enevate Corporation, a technology leader in lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, and Sonim Technologies, the world’s recognized leader in ultra-rugged smartphones, have partnered to use Enevate’s innovative silicon Li-ion batteries based on HD-Energy® technology in Sonim’s ultra-rugged smartphones to be distributed in the U.S., Canada and worldwide. This partnership will bring extended runtimes, ultrafast charging and higher battery capacities in the same form factor to Sonim’s current and future smartphones.

Sonim delivers ultra-durable and usable smartphones with unparalleled battery life, powerful audio and great visibility outdoors in direct sunlight. These industry-leading smartphones are specifically built for users who work in extreme ... Read more »

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Under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, February 14th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Under the patronage of General HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Police College graduation ceremony will be held tomorrow (Monday) morning at the Police College Headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The ceremony will celebrate the graduation of the 26th batch of male cadet officers, the 26th batch of university graduates, and the 10th batch of female university graduates.

Colonel Waleed Al Shamesi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Police College, said in a press conference that the number of male and female graduates was 223. 161 were male cadets, 60 were male university students, and 2 were female university students. He also explained that 12 of the male cadets were from 7 other Arab countries; one student from Kuwait, two from Qatar; two from Bahrain, tw ... Read more »

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Under The Auspices of H.H Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Saturday, February 13th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Under the patronage of Highness Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the United Arab Emirates will be hosting the seventh edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016) event. Organized by the Ministry of Interior in collaboration with REED Exhibitions- Middle East, the ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016 will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center (ADNEC) on 15 – 17 March 2016 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).

In his speech during the press conference to announce the seventh edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2016), Major General Staff Dr. Obeid Al Ketbi, Chairman of the ISNR’s Higher Organizing Committee, said: &ldquo ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, February 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs offered condolences to the family of martyr Abdullah Mohammed Al Shamesi on Monday. The heroic martyr was a member of the nation’s Armed Forces who died in the line of duty while participating in the Arab coalition forces’ ‘Operation Restoring Hope’ in Yemen.

While visiting the mourning majlis in the Sha'am region of Ras al Khaimah to offer condolences, their Highnesses expressed their heartfelt condolences and sincere sympathies to the family of the martyr. They prayed to God Almighty to have mercy on the martyr’s soul, to grant him eternal peace in heaven amongst the saints and martyrs, and to provide his family with comfort and solace.

….and Saif bin Zayed offers condolences to ... Read more »

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2,405 Individuals Benefited from Courses and Workshops Last Year

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, February 12th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Human Rights Department at the he General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Interior strives to preserve and protect the dignity of all members of society, in response to the directives of the Police leadership. This goal is achieved via a wide array of initiatives, activities and events that contribute to spreading the culture of respect for human rights amongst the Ministry of Interior’s staff members.                            

Brigadier Ahmed Mohammed Nekhairah, Head of Human Rights Department, stressed the department’s commitment to protect the freedoms, rights, and dignity of every member of society through the country’s c ... Read more »

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Proven device for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) reaches 250,000 patients worldwide

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Tuesday, February 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced that more than 250,000 patients have been treated* with the GORE® EXCLUDER® AAA Endoprosthesis. The GORE EXCLUDER Device has become a trusted solution for clinicians around the world since receiving CE Mark in Europe in 1997 and FDA approval in 2002. This trust stems from a device design that has proven to be safe and effective for nearly two decades of implant experience.

“Since completing the initial clinical trial, we have made one modification to the GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis design by adding a low-permeability film layer to the graft,” said Ryan Takeuchi, Aortic Business Unit Leader at Gore. “Requiring so few changes to the graft is unprecedented, yet we have strived to broaden the applicability and v ... Read more »

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 - Monday, February 15th 2016 [ME NewsWire]


                At Mobile World Congress 2016, Visa will join innovators from around the world to demonstrate the increasingly important role mobile is playing in how people pay and get paid. Visitors to the Visa booth can explore how a wave of a hand could pay for groceries, or how a connected car can allow a consumer to pay for gas and parking from the comfort of the driver’s seat.

                Visa will showcase the future of payments, including:

Connected Commerce: Explore new ways to pay with mobile devices using mVisa and Visa Checkout, as well as a number of wearable conta ... Read more »

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NEW YORK. - Tuesday, February 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Replicor Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company targeting a cure for patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and chronic HBV and hepatitis delta virus (HDV) co-infection, will present preclinical and updated clinical data on REP 2139-Ca based combination therapies in HBV infection and HBV / HDV co-infection at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver to be held from February 20 -24, 2016 in Toyko, Japan. Three presentations on Replicor technology will be made during the meeting:

HBV RNA is emerging as a potential new marker of viremia in patients with HBV infection. In patients with HBeAg positive HBV infection, treatment with REP 2139-Ca and immunotherapy (in the REP 102 protcol), not only leads to reduction / clearance of HBsAg and HBV DNA and the appearance of anti-HBs but also to reduction of HBV RNA as well. The characterization of th ... Read more »

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Under the Slogan “Your Choice Determines Your Destiny”

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, February 16th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police stressed its readiness to host the 2016 GCC Traffic Week that will be organized next March under the slogan “Your Choice Determines Your Destiny.” The 2016 GCC Traffic Week will include a number of social events and activities.

Brigadier Khalifa Mohammed Al Khaiaili, Deputy Director of the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, commented that the GCC Traffic Week held in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region is a local and gulf annual event. During this occasion, a series of intensive events, lectures and programs focusing on the awareness side will be presented. This will lead to the gradual change in society’s attitude towards concepts related to safe driving and making the roads safer.

He also explained that the direc ... Read more »

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