Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MoI Urges First Batch of National Service Recruits to Reciprocate their Homeland’s Benevolence

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, March 26th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Federal National and Reserve Service Department at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior urged the first batch of civilian employees working in the Ministry of Interior, within the third batch of the national service recruits countrywide, to give back to their benevolent country. These remarks were made during an introductory workshop on national service that was held at the Police Officers Club in Abu Dhabi.

Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior stressed the importance of responding to the directives of the supreme higher leadership and enrolling in national service in order to promote optimal values of what it means to serve the nation. “National service enhances the concept of patriotism amongst future generations,” he said.

For his part, Colonel Waleed Al Shamesi, Head of the Federal National and Reserve Service Department, indicated that the workshop is held in response to the directives of the police leadership. “The police leadership aim to strengthen the capabilities and efficiency of the youth, and to promote their sense of patriotism, enhance their confidence and self-esteem, and build character and discipline. By doing so, the values of loyalty, belonging and sacrifice will be resolutely instilled amongst the civilian personnel of the Ministry of Interior, of whom have satisfied the requirement of the national reserve service,” he said.

Adding further, he emphasized that belonging to the homeland is not merely a catchy slogan or expressive words: “It is an act of love, loyalty, and sacrifice. The value of a nation reflects the progress of its people. There is no greater love then the love for the country in which we were raised.” Furthermore, the Head of the Federal National and Reserve Service Department urged staff members to represent the Ministry of Interior in an honorable way, so as to reflect the importance of embodying the values of loyalty and belonging to the nation.

Colonel Waleed Salem Al Shamesi introduced the Federal Law No. (6) of 2014, regarding the national and reserve service in order to acquaint the staff members with its provisions, regulations, decisions, instructions for implementation, and its objectives. He highlighted the role of the Ministry of Interior as one of the entities provided for in Article No. (6) of the National and Reserve Service Law, and as the mechanism upon which the law will be implemented. 

During the workshop, Colonel Al Shamesi additionally responded to the inquiries of the members from the first batch of the civilian staff members of the Ministry of Interior countrywide.

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ADP Participates in Earth Hour 2015

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) participated in the annual Earth Hour 2015 event by shutting their lights off at 8:30 pm for an hour. The interaction with the event comes as part of the global campaign that aims to raise awareness about global warming, energy rationalization, and environmental protection.

The participation of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ was an implementation of the directives from Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in cooperation with the Environment Friends Society (EFS). The participation was also a reflection of the belief that preserving the environment is an essential quest.

Major General Khalil Dawood Badran, Chairman of the Green Applications Higher Committee in the Ministry of Interior, stressed that in line with the directions of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ was keen to participate in the event. He noted that the participation embodies the desire of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ to apply the best green practices, to preserve the environment, and to prevent pollution. He said that the participation is also in line with the keenness of the UAE government to develop country-wide environmental practices in order to preserve natural resources and support sustainability for future generations. He referred to the fact that the Abu Dhabi Police have adopted a series of mechanisms and policies related to rationalizing the consumption of water, electricity, fuel, and paper usage.

He added: “This participation highlights the leading role of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ as a distinguished governmental entity that sets an example for other governmental institutes, especially in relation to social and environmental responsibilities.”

He explained that the institutionalization of work in this field began at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ level in 2009 with the adoption of the Environmental Excellence Charter, which is concerned with preserving the natural environment, and in ensuring a healthy working environment for employees and customers of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ. He noted that in conjunction with the efforts of the Abu Dhabi Police to adopt an environmental policy; the environment and green applications strategy was set in implementation of the methodology of setting the strategic plan and in following-up its implementation.

Major General Badran concluded that the Abu Dhabi Police are working towards catalyzing and encouraging the general directorates at the GHQ to adopt the best environmental solutions and green applications in order to maintain a sustainable environment that will raise the quality of life in the UAE.

In line with the UAE 2021 Vision, Badran said that the GHQ is keen to adopt policies and green application practices in order to enhance the environmental performance of the UAE, and to achieve the goals of the UAE’s National Strategy for Green Growth.

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10 MoI Staff Achieve Ideal Mother Status for Excellence in Care and Work

Selected by the Emirates Women Police Association

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Emirates Women Police Association (EWPA) selected 10 female staff members from the UAE Ministry of Interior (MoI) and honored them as the “Ideal Mother”. This recognition was based upon their ability to achieve the optimal balance between home and work, despite the difficult and demanding nature of their work. The honored women have been able to raise their children with care, manage their family affairs, and excel at work.  

During the celebration held at the Police Officers Club, the EWPA presented the honorees with the Ideal Mother Award - an award that aims to further encourage the recipients to continuously exert such efforts in caring for their families and in taking care of their responsibilities both at home and work.

Major Amina Al Baloushi, Chairperson of the Emirates Women Police Association, said: “the Emirati woman is a role model for her ability to maintain the traditions and customs of the UAE all while she efficiently implements the duties and tasks that have been assigned to her.” She additionally spoke of the police leadership and for their consistent support and care provided for the EWPA in all activities and initiatives.

“Additional initiatives that have been previously introduced by the EWPA and supported by the police leaderships include: the Distinguished Military Family Award, the Ideal Mother Award, and the Distinguished Female Employee with Disabilities Award. All such initiatives aim to encourage the Emirati woman and to inspire her to put forth her creativity in an effort to participate in the construction of the country,” she said.

During the ceremony, the EWPA renewed its commitment and loyalty to the UAE and to the higher leadership; and vowed to remain a fortress and protect the achievements of the country while elevating the levels of performance in order to further promote the civilized image and positive reputation that the UAE embodies in all international forums.

The EWPA expressed the joy of its members for Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and Chairwoman of Motherhood, Childhood Supreme Council, for being named the ‘Mother of Arabs’; as the title comes as the culmination of the values of philanthropy and charity work that extend beyond all boundaries and are not limited by restrictions.

Major Al Baloushi added: “The influential and prominent role that Her Highness plays in the promotion of  child welfare and motherhood is one that we will never forget. She has enabled the women of the UAE and of the Arabic world to participate in human development and to extend a helping hand to the world’s destitute and distressed peoples. We will not forget, and will steadfastly bear witness to the distinctive status that Her Highness holds in the hearts of citizens of the UAE and in the hearts of entire Arab world.”

Al Baloushi spoke of excellence and the role of women working in the Ministry of Interior, and said: “Women endure professional and humanitarian responsibilities as a mother, as an educator, and as a wife. She cares for her children and for their upbringing; she satisfies their needs and follows-up with all the minute details that life entails. She is capable of fulfilling her role at home without neglecting her career nor her professional duties.”

“This ability and roles of the woman, is what inspired us to begin observing the Ideal Mothers that work within the Ministry. We learned that their performance was a source of pride for them, and as such, these women performed exceptionally well in familial and societal obligations and perfectly embodied her role,” she said.

Major Al Baloushi emphasized that the EWPA continuously strive to develop its performance and structure in order to achieve the best goals in serving the members of the EWPA. The EWPA additionally seeks to provide the best practices and initiatives that aim to adopt ideas that will result to raising the level of the police female staff members.

The Chairperson of the EWPA handed the awards to the following winners: Hasnaa Nasser Muhammad Al Hajri, Mouna Abdullah Al Jabri, Nabeela Karimi, Badriah Ali Hasan Al Hosani, Rouda Arif Al Hassan, Fatima Saeed Salem Mubarak, Mariam Al Hamadi, Mouna Al Abdouli, Aisha Ahmed Saeed, and Munira Abdullah Al Baloushi.

The Ideal Mothers from the Ministry of Interior expressed their happiness for the recognition, which encourages them to exert further efforts in caring for their families and achieving excellence at work. Such efforts will lead to the further provision and development of police services, and will maintain the achievements of excellence that reflect the civilized image of the Emirati woman.

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New South Wales Leads the Way in Internet Voting and eDemocracy Innovation with Scytl Technology

SYDNEY & BARCELONA, Spain - Tuesday, March 31st 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    Over 280,000 votes cast online in the New South Wales 2015 State Election
    An increase of 500% online votes cast from the 2011 election
    NSW not only leads online voting adoption, but is trailblazing the way of innovative, secure and accessible eDemocracy technology

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Given Australia´s history in leading the way in innovation, it is no wonder that the New South Wales 2015 State Elections have set a new record as the largest government binding online voting election worldwide. Backed by the implementation of the world´s most advanced and proven security protocols, the staggering figures of over 280,000 online votes, an increase of 500% in adoption, and praise from auditors, security experts and citizens, the iVote® System sets the standard for the world’s largest, most accessible and innovative internet voting implementation.

Mr. Colin Barry, NSW Electoral Commissioner, said that online voting in the recent NSW 2015 State Election was a great success. “The staggering increase in voters using the iVote®Systemdemonstrates that confidence and demand for secure and verifiable online voting systems is growing despite ill-intended efforts to discredit its integrity,” says Commissioner Barry.

Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting, election modernization and eDemocracy provided the technological support for the iVote® System which allowed voters in the NSW 2015 State Election to fully exercise their democratic rights securely, privately and independently. This included voters who are visually impaired, persons with disabilities, those who have literacy needs, live more than 20km from a polling place or who are outside NSW on Election Day.

Mr. Pere Vall├Ęs, Scytl’s Chief Executive Officer says “We are proud of working hand in hand with NSWEC in the implementation of the online voting processes that enabled voters to benefit from a fully accessible, secure and verifiable online voting experience during the NSW 2015 State Elections.”

Scytl´s advanced security framework not only ensures the integrity of an election, but enables voters to verify their vote as an added safeguard against malicious tampering attacks, an important security aspect of the iVote® System. The integrity of Scytl´s systems and customer deployments are guaranteed by ongoing rigorous testing, third party audits and continued election monitoring guarantees.

Commissioner Barry concludes, “Scytl´s commitment in ensuring our iVote® System processes were secure and commitment in helping us deliver our promise of fully accessible and verifiable internet voting for the NSW 2015 State Elections went far beyond our expectation.”

Worldwide online voting leadership numbers:

    Largest government binding election: NSW Electoral Commission Australia, +280,000 online votes
    Prior largest government binding election: Ministry of Foreign Affairs France, +240,000 online votes
    Largest public union election: Ministry of Education France, +3 million online votes
    Country with longest history in leverage of online voting for binding elections and consultations: Switzerland

About Scytl

Scytl is the global leader in secure election management, electronic voting and eGovernance solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry.

Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in over 38 countries across the globe over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices the United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Mexico, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Australia. For more information, visit www.scytl.com

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GCC Risk Management Committee Concludes its Meeting in Abu Dhabi

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

The GCC Risk Management Committee has concluded its third meeting. The two-day meeting was hosted by the UAE and held in Abu Dhabi.

The meeting was chaired by Brigadier Abdullah Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Defense in Qatar, and by Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Civil Defense Acting General Commander-in-Chief and chairman of the UAE delegation. Colonel Hazza’a Mubarak Al Hajri, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Security Affairs in the Secretariat General of the GCC, participated in the meeting alongside delegations from the GCC Ministries of Interior.

The meeting discussed a number of topics listed on the agenda, which included: the potential risks the GCC may face following natural or industrial disasters and how such disasters would influence the persons and economy of each GCC nation; how to safeguard the GCC in order to protect each nation from such risks; and the development of plans to address and respond to such risks. The meeting therefore confirmed the importance and necessity of communication amongst members of the committee to enhance their roles within the security apparatus of the GCC.

The members of the committee additionally agreed upon the importance of holding ongoing meetings in order to further exchange the required expertise and information needed to achieve the next stage of preparations and development of plans and programs related to the committee. A number of recommendations were reached during the meeting and will be submitted to the GCC Ministries of Interior for further action.

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Smart Print - The evolution of the modern digital office

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

DuGone are those days when we wanted to print a document from our smartphone, but had to dismiss the idea because it seemed far too unrealistic. Thanks to the concept of mobile printing, employees can now print anything from anywhere, on the go, making them more productive.

Did you know…?

Only one out of four SMEs in the GCC has a facility to print from a smart device.

However, according to a recent survey carried out by Canon Middle East among 1,000 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) throughout the GCC, only one out of four businesses has a facility to print from a smart device.

Mobile printing empowers business owners, managers and employees to print on the go. With the help of cloud printing, it connects all web connected electronic devices to mobile printers that can access the cloud and/or the web. Simply put, mobile printing allows anyone to print by way of the Internet no matter where they are. This ability holds significant value as the world of business is moving towards mobile solutions.

According to experts at Canon, employees are keen to explore the concept. However, the conventional method of clicking that print button from the desktop and lack of awareness about the actual advantages of mobile printing is hindering people to warm up to the idea.

Also from among the organizational challenges are: How do you manage enterprise printing from many different types of mobile platforms, manage users, track both users and mobile devices, and flexibly address diverse mobile and cloud printing requirements? At the same time, how do you reduce printing costs while improving enterprise-printing efficiency, and ensuring information and document security?

To address this, Canon offers a number of mobile print solutions that help deliver simple and secure ways to print and scan from mobile devices, while allowing more secure printing from almost anywhere using a cloud service.

Did you know…?

Using The Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile application, users can print e-mails, email attachments, as well as images from their photo album, directly from their mobile device to a Canon imageRUNNER printer.

The Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile application is designed to meet the growing demands of on-the-go professionals, who need to keep pace with their fast-changing work environment, and provides them with a streamlined mobile print and scan solution. The solution revolutionises how businesses operate in the region by reducing their work loads, ensuring better coordination and saving and meeting demands on time.

“For businesses in the region that are always burdened with work demands and time-strapped, the app can be a revolutionary change helping them expedite their process and meet demands in timely manner. There is a clear opportunity for companies in the region to make simple, cost-effective IT changes that will have a dramatic impact on their business while also reduce costs and improving workforce efficiency,” said Hendrik Verbrugghe, Marketing Director, Canon Middle East.

With the mobile application, users can print e-mails, email attachments, PDF, TXT, JPG, and TIFF files, as well as photos and images from your photo album, directly from your mobile device to a Canon imageRUNNER or imageRUNNER ADVANCE system. The application allows users to scan hard-copy documents from Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs to their mobile devices. Users can save and manage Canon imageRUNNER and imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs on their mobile devices while also e-mail files and images from their mobile device (i.e., existing files and images or those scanned via Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile application).

For more information on Canon Direct Print and Scan for Mobile, visit http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/office/products/software/mobile_solutions/direct_print_and_scan_for_mobile

- ENDS –

About Canon Middle East

Canon Middle East, a subsidiary of Canon Europe, is the operational headquarters for Canon in the Middle East and North Africa and is based in Dubai, UAE.

Founded in 1937 with the specific goal of making the best quality camera available to customers, Canon’s tireless passion for the Power of Image has since extended its technology into many other markets and has established it as a world leader in both consumer and business imaging solutions. Its solutions comprise products, ranging from digital compact and SLR cameras, through broadcast lenses and portable X-ray machines, to multi-function and production printers, all supported by a range of value added services.

Canon invests heavily in R&D to deliver the richest and most innovative products and services to satisfy customers’ creative needs. From amateur photographers to professional print companies, Canon enables each customer to realize their own passion for image.

Further information about Canon Middle East is available at: www.canon-me.com

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Technology Experts urge Business Transformation through Digital Solutions

ValueLabs hosts the CXO IT Summit to emphasis the need for digitalization in Corporate

DUBAI, United Arab Emirate - Wednesday, March 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Looking to share ideas on how to empower businesses to create customer intimacy, operational efficiencies, new revenue streams, and employee engagement, ValueLabs, a global business technology solutions & services provider hosted over 100 C-level Executives from Banking, Finance Services, Insurance, Retail, E-Commerce, Oil & Gas, Travel and Hospitality to highlight on the importance of digitalization within their infrastructure.

Organized by ValueLabs, ‘CXO IT Summit 2015’ on 24th March 2015 at the Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road with the objective to educate and expand its reach in the Middle East through its Digital Solutions offerings, highlighted the role technology has placed in enhancing businesses while the rising expectations it has from the new age Chief Experience Officers. It also explained the infrastructural change brought on by this new wave of digital technologies.

The event had ValueLabs CEO Arjun Rao, speak about the reinvention of the company to prepare itself to help their clients gain leverage from the advanced digital world.

“We see our customer’s plans to stay competitive and protect themselves from digital disruptors. The best way to address this challenge is to disrupt themselves by leveraging the advances in technologies such as IoT, Mobility, Cloud, Analytics, Big Data, Digital Commerce and Digital Security.” said Arjun Rao, CEO of ValueLabs.

“At ValueLabs we are building an ecosystem to support our clients in their digital journey by way of developing IP backed innovative enablers, partner collaborations, right skilled internal service technology competency as well as that around identified products and platforms.”, he added.

In attendance and a speaker at the Summit was Emmanuel Daniel, Founder of The Asian Banker endorsed ValueLabs vision of helping their customers unlock the potential of global delivery by building world-class extended teams.

The CXO IT Summit 2015 is a reflection of ValueLabs commitment to partnering with companies in the Middle East to enable digitalization for growth of business strategy.

About ValueLabs

ValueLabs is a product development, IT services and consulting company. Our services span consulting, software product development, application development & maintenance, Quality Assurance, Engineering Services, GIS services, Remote Infrastructure Management and Knowledge Process Outsourcing services. Over the 17 years of our existence we have developed many long-standing client relationships. Drawing on 3200+ employees globally, innovative solutions and flexible engagement models, we help our clients drive revenues and enhance market position. With a presence across US, UK / Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Australia, we serve over 150+ clients in multiple industries.

For more information, please visit www.valuelabs.com

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Absolute Communications

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Qatar International Medical Congress Announces its Partnership with Supreme Council Of Health, Hamad Medical Corporation, Primary Health Care Corporation, and Other Sponsors

Doha, Qatar - Sunday, March 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

 The Qatar International Medical Congress (QIMC) 2015 held a press conference to announce its partners and sponsors and share details about its upcoming exhibition and conference, taking place from May 26 to 28 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

With the Supreme Council of Health, Hamad Medical Corporation and the Primary Health Care Corporation as Strategic Partners, QIMC 2015 is in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. The event will attract international researchers, experts, and leading medical companies to the region, and help introduce their latest medical discoveries and advancements to improve the local healthcare sector.

When explaining this event’s importance to Qatar’s medical sector, Mr. Abdulrahman Al Mannai, Vice President of QIMC said:

“In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, QIMC 2015 aims to continuously support events that will lay the foundations for a healthier and strong society, and encourage innovation in Qatar’s healthcare sector. This year’s exhibition will serve as the initial stepping stone in our country’s journey towards the development of the local, regional and international medical sectors, and markets that depend on the medical industry.”

“So far, the quality and level of participation is above what we expected. We are optimistic that this event will enhance the image of Qatar internationally, while boosting manufacturing in medical industries locally,” he added.

The medical event is practically sold out, thanks to the generous support of local industry leaders. Platinum sponsorship is being provided by Solutions for Services and Healthcare W.L.L. (SSHC). Representing world-renowned brands, the company is now the country’s exclusive agent for GE Healthcare. Al Madawat Medical Supplies is supporting QIMC as a Gold sponsor. Dr. Kaldari’s Surgi Art Centre is offering Silver sponsorship. Manateq is providing support as "Economic Zones Partner". The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is participating as Supporting Partner.

On behalf of the organising company, Rabih Karam, Managing Partner of Art & Art said:

“It is our responsibility to advance together as a nation, and the first step in doing that is maintaining the general well being of people living in Qatar. In light of the State’s quick development, the growing community needs a more adequate healthcare system. QIMC 2015 comes at a perfect time to fill this gap.”

Topics to be covered at the conference include internal medication and autoimmune diseases, oncology, cardiology, diabetology, pulmonology, innovative findings in video capsule endoscopy, antalgia, and sensitive, yet crucial, new concepts on end-of-life (palliative care).

In addition, the exhibition involves a vast showcase from recognised international companies, featuring their latest products, services and technologies in the medical field, answering to the local and regional market needs.

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ADP Air Wing Department Aircraft Airlifts Three workers Injured in Speedboat Crash on Al Raha Beach

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, March 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Air Wing Department rescue aircraft at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters airlifted three workers of different nationalities who sustained injuries when a speedboat collided with the pier on Al Raha Beach in Abu Dhabi. The speedboat driver was killed instantly in the crash.

The Air Wing Department’s Operations Room received a request for assistance from the Central Operations at 9:20 am on Tuesday morning, reporting that a speedboat with nine workers on board had collided with the pier on Al Raha Beach. The Air Ambulance was immediately dispatched to the scene, and was joined by the field hospital crews of Abu Dhabi Police. Three workers, who had sustained moderate injuries, were airlifted to hospitals for further treatment. The ambulance crews and paramedics provided medical care to the rest of the workers at the field hospital on-site. 

Brigadier Pilot Ali Al Mazroui, Head of the Air Wing Department at Abu Dhabi Police, called upon called upon sea goers to check weather forecasts in advance and to inform the concerned authorities of the expected departure and arrival times to and from their destination.  He also urged everyone to make sure they have the means for safety and security, such as life jackets, a GPS device, and a communication device to be able to report any potential emergency and facilitate search and rescue operations.

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Lecture at the Naturalization and Residency on Firefighting

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, March 26th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

On the occasion of World Civil Defense Day, the Media and Public Relations Section at the Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs Sector recently organized an awareness lecture on security and safety. The lecture was delivered by trainer and lecturer Abdul Salam Jaber Al Mansouri, from the Media and Public Relations Section at the Directorate General of Civil Defense in Abu Dhabi, and took place at the Naturalization Residency and Ports Affairs Department.

The lecture was attended by Colonel Abdullah Ali Al Hosani, Head of the Security Policies and Standards Department at the Directorate General of Ports and Airports; Colonel Suhail bin Kaltham Al Khaili, Deputy Director General of Naturalization for Investigation Affairs; Lieutenant Colonel Taleb Abdulkarim Al Mahmoud, Chief of the Media and Public Relations Section at the Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs Sector; along with a large number of officers, non-commissioned officers, and female staff members from the sector.

Abdul Salam Al Mansouri provided a brief history of the Civil Defense sector in the country, as well as the tasks and duties it carries out, and the efforts it exerts in order to provide protection, prevention, and safety for community members. 

He then discussed the types of fires and their causes, how to fight them, and how to use manual extinguishers. He also reviewed the methods of what to do in the event of a fire, including evacuation procedures and how to use fire extinguishers.

During the lecture, attendees watched a short film about the Civil Defense Academy highlighting its role in preparing and training the staff members of the Civil Defense.

The attendees also reviewed a presentation that used recent incidents in order to highlight the types of fires and which types of fire distinguishers Civil Defense staff members utilized while controlling the accidents. Awareness brochures and pamphlets were also distributed to the attendees alongside practical training exercises for each type of fire extinguisher.

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Toshiba Starts Mass Production of Full HD (1080p) CMOS Image Sensor for Industrial Use

- Producing crisper images when recording high contrast subjects -

TOKYO - Monday, March 30th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Toshiba Corporation's (TOKYO:6502) Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced that it will start mass production of a new CMOS image sensor “TCM3232PB” with a 1/3 inch optical format and full HD (1080p) resolution at the end of April.

The new sensor, employing Toshiba’s original HDR (High Dynamic Range) function, is optimized to capture clear images even in high contrast light conditions without blown-out highlights. The sensor also allows videos to be shot at 60fps in full resolution and realizes natural, smooth images. The sensor is offered in a small PBGA (plastic Ball Grid Array) package.

The sensor meets the requirements for high resolution, high-speed frame rate and high fidelity images for industrial use, and is suitable for such applications as security and surveillance cameras, monitor cameras and driving recorders.

Application examples

Security/Surveillance cameras Monitor cameras Driving recorders

Main features

    HDR (High Dynamic Range) which gives 108dB of dynamic range (per Toshiba calculation method)
    Video capture of Full HD at 60fps which reproduces smooth and natural moving images.
    PBGA (Plastic Ball Grid Array) which contributes to build smaller camera modules



Outline of Specification

Product Name
         

TCM3232PB

Sensor Type
         

CIS type

Resolution
         

Full HD (1080p)

Optical Format
         

1/3 inch

Aspect Ratio
         

16:9

Pixel size
         

2.7 um

Frame rate at full resolution
         

60 fps

High Dynamic Range
         

108 dB (Toshiba calculation method)

Package
         

PBGA80, 10x10mm


For further information about this product, please visit: http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/info/lookup.jsp?pid=TCM3232PB®ion=apc&lang=en

Customer Inquiries: Image Sensor Sales & Marketing Department Tel: +81-3-3457-3370 http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/contact.html

* Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion). To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=51068784&lang=en

Contacts

Media Inquiries:

Toshiba Corporation

Semiconductor & Storage Products Company

Chiaki Nagasawa, +81-3-3457-4963

semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp









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Type 2 Diabetes: CHMP Recommends Empagliflozin/Metformin Hydrochloride for Approval in the European Union

INGELHEIM, Germany & INDIANAPOLIS, US. - Monday, March 30th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    Positive opinion for a new single-pill combination therapy for adults with type 2 diabetes
    Empagliflozin when added to metformin HCl lowers blood glucose, body weight and blood pressure
    Side effects identified with empagliflozin plus metformin HCl were in line with the known safety profile of the individual compounds empagliflozin and metformin

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For media outside the US, the UK and Canada only

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) and Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) today announced they have received a positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), recommending approval of a single-pill combination therapy with empagliflozin/metformin hydrochloride (HCl) for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D). If approved, the new therapy will be marketed under the name SYNJARDY® in Europe.

Empagliflozin/metformin HCl combines within a single tablet the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, empagliflozin (the active ingredient in Jardiance® tablets, already approved in the European Union1) and metformin HCl, which is commonly prescribed for the treatment of T2D. If approved, this will be the second single-pill combination therapy BI and Lilly will offer in Europe through their diabetes alliance.

The CHMP has recommended approval of the single-pill combination therapy for use alongside diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with T2D when they are:

    Inadequately controlled with metformin alone or in combination with other blood glucose-lowering drugs
    Already being treated with the combination of empagliflozin and metformin as separate tablets

About the Phase III Clinical Trials2

The positive opinion is based on the submission of robust clinical data from seven Phase III clinical trials that enrolled over 4,500 patients with T2D. These studies investigated the efficacy and safety data of empagliflozin plus metformin either alone or in combination with other blood glucose-lowering drugs (pioglitazone, sulphonylurea, DPP-4 inhibitors and insulin).

The results showed that treatment with empagliflozin (10mg and 25mg) when added to metformin, with or without other standard blood glucose-lowering drugs, led to statistically significant reductions in blood glucose, body weight and a clinically relevant reduction in blood pressure.

The most common side effect reported by patients in the clinical trials was hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) in combination with insulin and/or sulphonylurea. In general, the adverse event profile of empagliflozin plus metformin HCl was in line with the known safety profile of the individual compounds empagliflozin and metformin.

The common side effects experienced with empagliflozin are urinary tract and genital yeast infections, increased urination and itching. The common side effects experienced with metformin are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and taste disturbance.

About empagliflozin/metformin hydrochloride (HCl)2

Empagliflozin/metformin HCl is not intended to be used in patients with type 1 diabetes or for diabetic ketoacidosis.

Subject to approval, empagliflozin/metformin HCl is expected to be available in the following twice-daily doses in Europe:

    5mg empagliflozin plus 850mg or 1000mg metformin HCl
    12.5mg empagliflozin plus 850mg or 1000mg metformin HCl

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Please click on the link below for ‘Notes to Editors’ and ‘References’:

http://www.boehringer-ingelheim.com/news/news_releases/press_releases/2015/30_march_2015_empagliflozin.html

Contacts

Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH

Marco Winkler

Product Communication Manager

Email: press@boehringer-ingelheim.com

Phone: +49 (151) 689 46812



Or

Lilly Diabetes

Molly McCully

Communications Manager

Lilly Diabetes

Email: mccully_molly@lilly.com

Phone: +1 (317) 478 5423    







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Monday, March 30, 2015

Dubai Film And Tv Commission Promotoes For Dubai As The New Filming Hub In The Middle East At AFCI Locations Show In LA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, March 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

A delegation from The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC), headed to Los Angeles to attend global AFCI Locations Show, which took place in the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza from 5 - 7 March, 2015.

The AFCI Locations Show brings together every year hundreds of global production VIPs from independent filmmakers to industry veteran to media to film commissioners, showcasing an unbeatable display of incentives, production locations, and business and support services.

The DFTC delegation was headed by Saeed Al Janahi, Head of Operations at DFTC and included members of the marketing team, as well as Ammar Al Khrisat, CEO of Alkatraz Production, who is one of the UAE production services specialists, that provides world class casting, locations, crew and equipment facilities to filmmakers in Dubai.

In its aim to establish Dubai and the UAE as the premier filming destination for local and international productions, DFTC team have met with production companies and international filmmakers during the 3 days of the Show, demonstrating Dubai’s cutting-edge infrastructure and world-class facilities as well as other incentives of filming in Dubai, including ease of issuing permits, close proximity to other countries, and the safety and security the UAE enjoys.

Among the meetings DFTC have conducted was a meeting with LA Brazilian Film Festival representatives, who expressed interest in branching out to Dubai, creating a closer production tie up between Dubai and Brazil, where Dubai has already seen productions coming from Brazil including, Novela Babilonia the biggest TV programme on TV Globo in Brazil, which filmed many of its segments in Dubai last year.

Jamal Al Sharif, Chairman of Dubai Film and TV Commission and Managing Director of Dubai Studio City commented on the trip saying:

"We have no doubt that Dubai will be a global production hub in the Middle East, offering a serious competitive edge to all filmmakers, and attracting production companies from around the world. I see it as our responsibility to make this happen, because we have the right fundamentals, the advanced facilities and a new generation of young talents that can build this industry."

 Jamal added: "AFCI Locations Show offers a global platform that combines filmmakers with the right country officials. It is among a list of major local and international events that we ensure to have presence at to promote for Dubai. These include Cannes Film Festival, Golden Globe, American Film Market and Dubai International Film Festival."

Ammar Al Khrisat, CEO of Alkatraz Production said: "We are proud to have been part of the Dubai delegation attending the AFCI Locations Show this year, and would like to thank DFTC for giving us this great opportunity. We have worked with many of, if not all, the local production houses in the UAE, each bringing to Alkatraz over 10 years of industry experience. The Show provides a global platform to showcase the excellent filming experience in this incredible City, we also provide a live example of what Dubai offers for this industry through our lineup of acclaimed feature films, TVC's, short films, music videos, events and various new media content."

It's worthy to note that Alkatraz Production was the first UAE company to become member of Locations Managers Guild of America, an organisation of experienced career professionals in the motion picture, television, commercial and print production industries. The Guild is dedicated to the establishment of professional standards of personal conduct and business ethics. It supports the formation of strong links with business members, governmental agencies and local communities.

DFTC itself is also a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International, the official organisation for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production across the globe.

- END -

DFTC Instagram: @FilmDubai

DFTC Twitter: @FilmDubai

DFTC Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DubaiFilmAndTVCommission

For more information, please visit http://www.filmdubai.gov.ae/ or email us at info@filmdubai.gov.ae

For more information on Locations Managers Guild of America: http://locationmanagers.org/

Notes to Editors

About Dubai Film and TV Commission

The Dubai Film and TV Commission (DFTC) was created in May 2012 by Executive Decree #16 of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council. DFTC is mandated to support greater media production in Dubai. DFTC promotes Dubai as a shooting and production location to the film and television industry locally, regionally and internationally. It assists productions in Dubai by serving as a one-stop shop for producers, film crews and filmmakers to ensure that filming in Dubai is as easy and efficient as possible.

Contacts

Rosemary Youssef

RYoussef@bell-pottinger.com

+971503548805



Alexa Hooft Graafland

AHooftGraafland@bell-pottinger.com

+971555597404







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Nordson EFD Releases Engineered Fluid Dispensing Product Catalog Sixth Edition Available in Print, and new Digital and App Formats

The digital and mobile app versions provide convenient navigation, search functionality, and quote requests

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I.. - Monday, March 30th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nordson EFD, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN), the world’s leading precision fluid dispensing systems manufacturer, announces the release of its Engineered Fluid Dispensing Product Catalog Sixth Edition. New this year, the catalog is available in digital and mobile app versions on the Nordson EFD website at catalogs.nordsonefd.com and nordsonefd.com/apps/. The catalog, available in nine languages, is a comprehensive compilation of Nordson EFD’s products. The digital edition makes it easy to select and request a quote for precision dispensing equipment and accessories.

“We believe customers will find this a much easier way to see the range of EFD dispensing solutions, find specific products and part numbers, and request a quote,” said Rhonda Mitchell, strategic marketing services manager, Nordson EFD. “Hyperlinks make it easy for users to watch dispensing videos and view additional technical information. Apps are also available to access the catalog on Apple and Android smartphones.”

The digital and mobile app versions feature:

    Easier Search: Search by keyword, product name, part number, or peruse and click on sections in the table of contents.
    Links to More Info: Click on individual product part numbers for more details, including links to data sheets, the product web page, and product videos.
    Request a Quote: Add products to the cart and request pricing.
    Options to Share: Users can share their cart with an EFD sales person, their purchasing department, colleagues, and others.
    Mini-Brochures: Create mini-brochures by clicking the PDF icon on the toolbar and selecting a range of catalog pages.

The 100-page catalog includes information about markets and applications that benefit from Nordson EFD precision dispensing systems. It includes detailed descriptions of each EFD product with specifications, features, benefits, photos, diagrams, and charts, along with a comprehensive list of dispensing accessories. Fluid volumes and conversions, a helpful viscosity reference chart, dispensing tip recommendations, and a detailed valve selection guide are also included.

Catalog sections include:

    Fluid dispensers
    Optimum® components and 2K mixers
    Precision valves including PICO jetting systems
    Fluid reservoirs and Atlas™ fillers
    MicroCoat® lubrication system
    Automated dispensing systems, including the new PRO series
    Solder solutions

The catalog is available in English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. For more information, visit Nordson EFD on the web at www.nordsonefd.com, www.facebook.com/NordsonEFD, or www.linkedin.com/company/nordson-efd, email at info@nordsonefd.com, or call +1 401.431.7000 or 800.556.3484.

Photo available at: http://www.nordsonefd.com/images/Nordson_EFD_Cover_HR.jpg

About Nordson EFD

Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision fluid dispensing systems for benchtop assembly processes and automated assembly lines. By enabling manufacturers to apply the same amount of adhesive, lubricant or other assembly fluid to every part, every time, EFD dispensing systems are helping companies in a wide variety of industries increase throughput, improve quality, and lower their production costs. Other fluid management capabilities include high-quality syringe barrels and cartridges for packaging one- and two-component materials, along with a wide variety of fittings, couplers and connectors for controlling fluid flow in medical, biopharmaceutical and industrial environments. The company is also a leading formulator of specialty solder pastes for dispensing and printing applications in the electronics industry.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing and processing adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants and biomaterials; and for managing fluids, testing and inspecting for quality, treating surfaces and curing. These products are supported with extensive application expertise and direct global sales and service. We serve a wide variety of consumer non-durable, consumer durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or www.facebook.com/nordson.

Contacts

A R Marketing, Inc. (agency)

Andrea Roberts, +1-858-204-9584

andrea@armarketinginc.com



Nordson EFD

Global

Natalie Tomasso, +1-401-431-7173

Natalie.Tomasso@nordsonefd.com



Europe

+44 (0) 1582 666334

europe@nordsonefd.com



China

+86 (21) 3866 9006

china@nordsonefd.com

or

Japan

+81 (03) 5762 2760

japan@nordsonefd.com

or

SEAsia

+65 6796 9522

sin-mal@nordsonefd.com



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Introducing the Self-service E-payment Machine (Sahel) at Al Ain Residency

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, March 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Ministry of Interior, represented by Al Ain Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department, inaugurated the Self-service E-payment Machine (Sahel) in the customers’ transactions main hall at the Department. This step aims to streamline procedures and enable customers to pay traffic fines hassle-free and without delay.     The inauguration ceremony was attended by Colonel Khalifa Matar Balquba' Al Humairi, Director of the Residency and Foreigners' Affairs Center in Al Ain; and Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi, Head of Peripheral Regions Traffic Department at the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at the Abu Dhabi Police.

In his address on this occasion, Colonel Al Humairi noted that installing the “Sahel” machine at the Al Ain Residency Headquarters reflects the department’s commitment to implement the Government’s instructions, on the need to streamline customers’ procedures across the various departments and government service institutions and enable them to avail of the service in the best and easiest way possible. This measure is part of the integration methodology to link the traffic fines payment system to the Naturalization and Residency transactions system.

For his part, Colonel Hamad Nasser Al Bloushi indicated that the Self-service E-payment Machine (Sahel) is designed to save the time and effort of  customers who failed to pay their traffic fines on time, and enables them to pay these fines while at the Residency Department’s headquarters without the hassle of visiting the traffic Department. “Providing customers of the Residency Department with this time-saving service complements the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Interior to streamline and develop services as per the best practices,” added Colonel Al Bloushi.

Colonel Mohammed Sultan Al Dhaheri, Deputy Head of the Department also attended the ceremony; along with Lt. Colonel Salah Abdullah Al Hemairi, Chief of Al Ain Traffic Section; and a number of officers from Al Ain Traffic Section and the Residency and Foreigners Affairs Department in Al Ain.

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Contacts

The UAE Minister of Interior's General Secretariat, Tactical Affairs and Security Media Department

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ - Security Media

Chris Cron +971-(0)-50-987-1317

E-mail: cron.media@hotmail.com









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The Security Media Department: A Realistic Image

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

Fellow Media Colleagues

Greetings,

The Security Media Department extends its warmest greetings and thanks for your unrelenting cooperation. We highly value your partnership aimed at boosting the security and safety system in the UAE. In line with our ongoing effort to shed the light on the positive and negative behaviors that are captured by the Security Media patrols cameras, we hereby provide you with a reality photo and caption of the various behaviors and incidents taking place in society and photographed by our patrols; in a bid to promote security awareness among community members and improve their sense of security and community responsibility. We hope that you would kindly dedicate the appropriate space to these photos and captions.

With our utmost respect,

For more information about:

The Ministry of Interior, please click HERE

Abu Dhabi Police, please click HERE

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The Arabic-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the Arabic-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.

Contacts

The UAE Minister of Interior's General Secretariat, Tactical Affairs and Security Media Department

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ - Security Media

Chris Cron +971-(0)-50-987-1317

E-mail: cron.media@hotmail.com









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Fellow Media Colleagues

Greetings,

The Security Media Department extends its warmest greetings and thanks for your unrelenting cooperation. We highly value your partnership aimed at boosting the security and safety system in the UAE. In line with our ongoing effort to shed the light on the positive and negative behaviors that are captured by the Security Media patrols cameras, we hereby provide you with a reality photo and caption of the various behaviors and incidents taking place in society and photographed by our patrols; in a bid to promote security awareness among community members and improve their sense of security and community responsibility. We hope that you would kindly dedicate the appropriate space to these photos and captions.

With our utmost respect,

For more information about:

The Ministry of Interior, please click HERE

Abu Dhabi Police, please click HERE

Follow us and check our Social Media feeds on: YouTube, Facebook and Twitter

The Arabic-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the Arabic-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.

Contacts

The UAE Minister of Interior's General Secretariat, Tactical Affairs and Security Media Department

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ - Security Media

Chris Cron +971-(0)-50-987-1317

E-mail: cron.media@hotmail.com









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Al Ain Police Participates in Open Day for People with Special Needs

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

On Wednesday, the Al Ain Police Directorate participated in the open day activities that were organized by the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, and represented by the Al Wagan Police Station. The activities were held with the participation of a number of local entities ad private companies at Al Wagan Parks and Recreation.

The participation at the open day included several shows and messages of awareness directed to children and their families.   The directorate also urged for the public to cooperate with the police.

The Al Ain Police welcomed the visitors and highlighted the services provided by the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) to the public in its pavilion and in the accompanying exhibition throughout the event. The Directorate additionally discussed the services provided by the GHQ that cater specifically to individuals with special needs, answered the queries of the public, and distributed awareness brochures and pamphlets.

The Directorate’s pavilion witnessed a remarkably vast turnout of families and visitors, of whom had also expressed their admiration for the services provided by the Al Ain Police. Such participation of the Directorate is in pursuance of the strategy and objectives of the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ to communicate with all segments of society throughout various occasions.

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The Arabic-language text of this announcement is the official, authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation only, and should be cross-referenced with the Arabic-language text, which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.

Contacts

The UAE Minister of Interior's General Secretariat, Tactical Affairs and Security Media Department

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ - Security Media

Chris Cron +971-(0)-50-987-1317

E-mail: cron.media@hotmail.com









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Saif bin Zayed Inaugurates Customer Service Q-System at the Ministry of Interior

Called for additional efforts in customer service

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, March 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, officially inaugurated the service delivery follow-up system (Q-System) at the Ministry of Interior. The new system, which includes a central operations room to electronically keep track of customer service centers and staff members’ performance, is a first-of-its-kind in the world in the field of customer service, and is a valuable tool to oversee the provision of services across the various customer service centers.

His Highness toured the Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department and the ICT Department, where he inaugurated the Operations Room, which is in charge of monitoring the key technical systems used at the Ministry of Interior. Sheikh Saif was accompanied in his tour by Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior; Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of  Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police; Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director General of the Headquarters Affairs at Abu Dhabi Police; and Brigadier General Dr. Rashid Sultan Al Khodr, Vice Chairman of the Legal Council at the Ministry of Interior.

His Highness Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan invited the ministry’s staff members to exert additional efforts in the service of community members; to endeavor to improve the quality of services and to preserve excellence; stressing that “such practices would significantly contribute to upgrading police and security work to the highest levels,” he said.

Colonel Nasser Khadem Al Ka’bi, Head of the Customer Service Department, gave Sheikh Saif a detailed overview of the service delivery follow-up system project, which keeps track of customer visits and supervises the productivity and performance of customer service staff members. He said: “The system aims at achieving full customer satisfaction by regulating the flow of customers at service centers, to make sure they receive the required services promptly. It also allows performance measurement to ensure that customer service waiting time is no longer than 10 minutes, and that the average service processing time is less than five minutes, based on the number of customers served.”

The system is capable of determining the best customer service staff members at these centers, and rating the best service centers with respect to performance, and demand for services. It is also designed to send out smart alerts to the Ministry of Interior, highlighting the need to establish new service centers or to upgrade the capabilities of the existing centers. It is worth mentioning that the service delivery criteria were established according to the best international standards, and embody the UAE Government 2021 Vision.

Colonel Al Kaabi said that the project is in response to the directives of His Highness the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, and was implemented as a first phase at 44 service centers at the Naturalization, Residency, Traffic, Licensing and Civil Defense sectors at the Ministry of Interior, and at the Comprehensive Police Stations Department at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters.

Adding further, he stressed that the project brings added value to the Ministry of Interior by developing best practices that regulate the flow of customers to service centers and improving customer experience during their face-to-face interaction with service providers. “The system allows customers to directly provide feedback to the ministry with respect to the received services and service providers’ performance via a set of devices that are linked to the system. This would ultimately contribute to improving the work system and achieving the coveted objectives,” he concluded.   His Highness urged the people in charge of implementing the Q–System to continuously upgrade the system by introducing the best techniques and improvements, and to implement it across all customer service centers and border ports at the countrywide level.   His Highness also inspected the modern facilities at the revamped Vehicles and Drivers Licensing and ICT Departments. These facilities, which meet all of the architectural, engineering and comprehensive quality requirements, will contribute to achieving the strategic objectives of police work and providing distinguished services to the public.   Furthermore, His Highness reviewed the renovations undertaken at the visited departments’ sections and the operational framework for delivering excellent police services, in pursuance of the Abu Dhabi Police’s strategy, aimed at improving the quality of services and achieving customer satisfaction.

During his tour on the Licensing Department, Brigadier Mohammed Khamis Al Khaili and Brigadier Mohamed Mayouf Al Ketbi, Head of Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department, briefed His Highness on the workflow at the different sections of the department, which implement the best standards in the provision of services, consistent with the work system’s developments.

His Highness also exchanged talks with a number of customers regarding the quality of services, their satisfaction level and the speedy processing of their transactions.

His Highness also toured the customer service control center at the ICT Department, which responds technical assistance reports from the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ. His Highness was briefed by Colonel Mohammad Abdullah Al Zaabi, Deputy Head of ICT Department on the valuable role undertaken by the customer service control center in promptly responding and handling assistance reports by directing them to the competent entity. His Highness also reviewed the technical malfunctions surveillance control room, equipped with the latest technologies.

His Highness also viewed the unmanned drone invented and developed by an Emirati staff member from the ICT Department, which can be used in traffic control.

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Contacts

The UAE Minister of Interior's General Secretariat, Tactical Affairs and Security Media Department

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ - Security Media

Chris Cron +971-(0)-50-987-1317

E-mail: cron.media@hotmail.com









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ADP Tourism Police Support the Fight against Begging

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

Lieutenant Colonel Muzeed Fahd Al Otaibi, Chief of the Tourism Police Section at Abu Dhabi Police, stressed the commitment of all police entities in the country to fighting negative phenomena and social scourges such as beggary. He also noted that the Tourism Police endeavor to promote crime prevention efforts and to spread security awareness and education within their jurisdiction.

Furthermore, Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi urged tourists and community members to not hesitate to report beggars by calling the police operations room on the emergency number 999 or the Aman service on 8002626. This falls in line with the awareness campaign carried out by the Security Media Department at the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, under the slogan "No to begging".

Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi noted a decrease in the numbers of beggars at the various tourist attractions thanks to the efforts exerted by police teams, in support of the Ministry of Interior’s measures in this regard. He also emphasized the valuable prevention role undertaken by the Tourism Police in spreading and promoting security education amongst the public and tourists, through a variety of awareness-raising activities, and distribution of brochures and leaflets that lay out guidelines in the different main languages to all citizens, residents and visitors to the UAE.

Adding further, Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi said: “In support of the foot patrols that aim at ensuring security within the community, the Tourism Police Section operates several offices at various key locations, such as the Abu Dhabi Corniche; Al Bateen Corniche; Yas Mall; Ferrari World; Yas Water World; Galleria Mall; and Al Maryah Island, in addition to the offices in the new and revamped Mushrif Central Park.” He also reiterated the police’s commitment to firmly curb any beggary attempts, which cast a bad impression upon the civilized image of the UAE and undermine its tourism industry.

Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi also noted that the fight against the scourge of begging is a part of the tourism police’s efforts to provide an appropriate and safe atmosphere for tourists. “The Tourism Police works diligently to ensure that tourists enjoy a safe visit to the UAE by providing the highest levels of security and stability; preserving the safety of tourists; endeavoring to curb the occurrence of accidents that tourists may encounter; and ensuring that they are not exploited or subjected to scams,” he continued. He also stressed the police’s keenness to eradicate any kind of phenomena that may tarnish the bright and civilized image of the UAE.

In conclusion, Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi invited tourists not to hesitate to ask the Tourism Police officers for help, in cases of harassment by beggars. He also urged them to report any beggars who enter the country on tourist visa; stressing the readiness of police staff members to act and provide services as quickly as possible, in a way that reflects the bright image of the country.

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Al Somow School in Al Ain Establishes Small Traffic Awareness Village

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

The Al Ain Traffic and Patrols Section at the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate recently established a small traffic awareness village at the Al Somow Primary School (Cycle 1) in Um Ghafa, Al Ain. The mini village is set up to help the students learn more about the rules and regulations of traffic; and falls within the framework of the field training and education programs for children which includes organizing such traffic villages and other fundamental educational methods in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. The traffic awareness village includes: speed limit signs, warning boards, a simple layout of traffic routes, instructions on proper methods to board and exit buses, the proper ways to sit while inside the bus, and the proper ways of crossing streets at the designated crosswalks.

Captain Jaber Al Qasimi, Support Services Branch Manager at Al Ain Traffic and Patrols Section, indicated that the Traffic and Patrols Directorate at Abu Dhabi Police seeks to enhance the level of traffic safety amongst students of all academic levels through such visits that are in cooperation and coordination with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) and the Al Ain Educational Office. “Students are the most important category for us when we have targeted awareness campaigns. It is important to invest in the children in order to build a future generation of individuals who are intellectually aware of the traffic laws and regulations,” he said.

Captain Hamdan Hassan bin Thiban, Public Relations Branch Manager at the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, praised the school for their role in contributing to the spread of the traffic culture amongst its students. He recognized the school’s presentations that included theatrical performances about driving vehicles, motorbikes, what to do when crossing the road, and mistakes drivers and pedestrians make alongside poem recitations about traffic signals.

Moreover, the Captain stressed the need for continuous communication and coordination between schools and traffic personnel. He urged the parents of the students to instill the principles of safety within their children by showing them how to properly enter vehicles, by not allowing underage children to sit in the front seats, and by ensuring that children are properly seated and buckled throughout the car ride in order to ensure their safety.

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Abu Dhabi Police Qualifies 20 Members in International Finance Reporting Standards

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, March 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

In a meeting, Major General Khalil Dawood Badran, Director General of Finance and Services at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, emphasized the commitment of the police to enhance the competency of its members and to support them in the development of their skills in the provision of premium services. 

He also noted that the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) is keen to continuously train and develop its staff; and to establish world-class and advanced standards and conditions across all police departments and for each member. Such efforts are made in order to elevate the quality of services provided to and meet all international standards set for creating the most sophisticated business environment.

Major General Badran awarded 20 members of the Finance and Services Department certificates upon their completion of the training course for International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS). He encouraged them to apply the sciences they have acquired towards the development of work within the framework of the GHQ’s financial accountability transformational project. He also stressed on the importance of exerting further efforts, cooperation, and of the need to follow-up with the developments in the fields of science and technology.

For their part, the members expressed their respect for the leadership’s commitment to enhancing their professionalism by organizing specialized courses that help to achieve the strategic objectives of ensuring effective financial management and the optimal utilization of human resources.

The 20 members have also attended training courses in International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) in order to review the best international practices. These courses fall within the framework and efforts of the Abu Dhabi Police to develop financial and operational efficiencies, and in enhancing resource utilization and management in accordance with world-class financial data and reports.

The meeting was attended by Major General Salem Al Shamesi, Deputy Director General of Finance and Services and the Director of the Financial Affairs Department.

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Abu Dhabi Hosts GCC Risk Management Committee Meeting

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

The third meeting of the Risk Management Committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries was launched Tuesday morning. The meeting, headed by Brigadier Abdullah Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the Directorate General of Civil Defense in Qatar, comes within the framework of cooperation and coordination between the GCC countries.

Brigadier Abdullah Mohammed Al Suwaidi, head of the Qatari delegation and chairman of the meeting, welcomed the members of the delegations participating in the meeting and conveyed the greetings of Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior.  Brigadier Al Suwaidi also extended his gratitude to the UAE for hosting the meeting and for the benevolent hospitality, and wished good luck for the participants. He also praised the efforts made by the Secretariat General of the GCC in the preparations for the meeting.

In his speech delivered on this occasion, Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Civil Defense Acting General Commander-in-Chief and chairman of the UAE delegation in the meeting, praised the joint efforts in enhancing cooperation among the GCC countries and the exchange of expertise the various police and security work fields. He extended his thanks to the Secretariat General of the GCC for its efforts in preparing for the meeting and wished them a good stay in their second home, the UAE.

For his part, Major General Abdurrahman bin Mohammed Al Saleh, Chief of the Command and Control Center at the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Head of Saudi delegation, delivered a speech through which he conveyed the greetings of His Highness Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince and Second Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia, and wished them success in their important meeting in order to achieve the objectives sought by the GCC leaders. 

Moreover, he stressed that in light of the urban and economic prosperity and development and population growth in the GCC countries, one of the top priorities that GCC countries are working towards involves the preservation of life and property. He pointed to the importance of work, for emergency preparedness, for the need to redouble efforts, and for continuous cooperation in order to handle such situations. Such aspects are necessary in order to maintain the security and stability of the GCC.

Adding further, he said: “The responsibility of handling emergency situations is a shared and comprehensive responsibility that cannot be undertaken by any of the GCC countries alone - it is the responsibility of all the GCC countries. This is what we are all looking forward to through this meeting, in order to achieve the wishes, aspirations, and goals of our leaders and of our people. “

Towards the end of his speech, Major General Al Saleh extended his thanks to everyone for their continuous interest in maintaining mutual cooperation and in achieving the objectives sought-after by the leaders of the GCC.

In his address on this occasion, Colonel Hazza’a Mubarak Al Hajri, GCC Assistant Secretary-General for Security Affairs, addressed his heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, for his unwavering support in promoting joint security work between the GCC countries. Moreover, Colonel Al Hajri highlighted the importance of the integration of work between GCC countries, in developing joint plans and strategies to face risks, in ensuring the progress and prosperity of the GCC countries, and of achieving the aspirations of their leaders and peoples through the consolidation of efforts and continuous coordination.

Colonel Al Hajri expressed his thanks and gratitude to the UAE for the warm welcome and for the hospitality. He also noted that the agenda of the meeting is rich in subject matter, and the recommendations yielded from such topics shall meet the aspirations and hopes of the GCC Ministers of Interior.

In a speech delivered by Brigadier General Mohammed Abdul Karim Showaiter, Director General of the General Directorate of Civil Defense in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Head of the Bahraini delegation, he expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to the UAE for the kind reception and hospitality. Brigadier General Showaiter also expressed his hopes that the meeting will achieve the sought-after objectives.

Brigadier Engineer Mubarak bin Juma Al Ghailani, Director General of Civil Defense in the Sultanate of Oman and Head of the Omani delegation, addressed his sincere thanks to the UAE for hosting the meeting. Brigadier Engineer Al Ghailani also emphasized its importance in realizing the aspirations and hopes of the leaders and people of the GCC countries. 

Lieutenant Colonel Hassan Hussein Al Zaabi, Head of the Kuwaiti delegation, conveyed to the participants in the meeting the greetings of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and addressed his deepest thanks to the UAE for hosting the meeting.

The first session was launched following the speeches, during which the attendees reviewed and discussed a number of topics. It is noteworthy that the GCC Risk Management Committee will resume its meetings tomorrow, Wednesday, in order to complete the discussions of the various topics.

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Saif bin Zayed Meets Assistant to Belarus President for National Security Affairs

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, March 24th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, met with Viktor Lukashenko, Assistant to the Belarus President for National Security Affairs and the accompanying delegation on Tuesday.

During the meeting that was held at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, His Highness discussed a number of topics of mutual interest with his esteemed guest; as well as ways to strengthen and foster relations between both countries.

Major General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, attended the meeting; in addition to Major General Mohammed bin Al Awadhi Al Menhali, Director General of Police Operations; Major General Jassem Al Marzouqui, Deputy Director General of Human Resources; and Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director General of the Headquarters Affairs at Abu Dhabi Police.

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Major General Al Nuaimi Calls for Keeping Pace with Developments of Police Work

While chairing the MoI Executive Council

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

Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, called upon the officers in charge of initiatives and indicators, to pursue the latest developments and advancements in all areas of police and security work. He also urged them to promote effective communication with staff members, and to motivate them to achieve further creativity and innovation in the various institutional modernization processes.

These remarks were made by H.E Major General Al Nuaimi, as he chaired the Ministry of Interior’s Executive Council meeting, which was held at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters. During the meeting, attendees discussed the outcomes of the different indicators and strategic initiatives implemented during 2014, along with other topics on the agenda. Appropriate decisions were taken accordingly.

The meeting was attended by Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of  Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police; Colonel Mohammed Hamid bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Strategy and Performance Development Director General at the Ministry of Interior, and a number of senior officers.

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TP-LINK Middle East Partners with Jarir Bookstore for KSA

SMB Networking Solutions Vendor moves to cement retail presence in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirate - Wednesday, March 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

TP-LINK Technologies Co Ltd, a leading provider of SOHO and SMB networking products and solutions, has signed a partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia-based retailer Jarir Bookstore.

According to the maker of Wireless, ADSL, Switches, IP Cameras, Powerline Adapters, Print Servers, Media Converters and Network Adapters, the deal with Jarir Bookstore will not only strengthen TP-LINK’s presence in the KSA retail sector, but will open doors for its products to be sold in more than 30 stores that the retailer has across the Kingdom.

Lucas Jiang, Sales Manager, GCC Power Retailer and E-Retailer, TP-LINK Middle East, said the company is delighted to have partnered with Jarir Bookstore because it is known in the Saudi market for providing the best quality products and service to its customers.

Jiang said currently Jarir Bookstore has more than 30 stores across the Kingdom and has influenced consumers a lot in their lives through the wide range of IT and consumer electronics it sells through its outlets.

“TP-LINK, as a leading SOHO and SMB product brand for networking solutions is glad to work with Jarir Bookstore. We believe with a good cooperation, we both can have good profit from this alliance,” he said.

Jiang added that Jarir Bookstore now has the opportunity to resell networking products to the consumers and TP-LINK will help the retailer to develop its store in the store concept. “We are hoping, TP-LINK becomes the top selling networking brand in KSA retail stores just like we are in the UAE,” he said. “With the good quality products, excellent after-sales service and good product training to promoters, we should be able to help Jarir to develop the business in the retail segment across KSA.”  Jiang said the biggest challenge in KSA is that most chain stores don’t have enough shelf space for presenting the products. "In addition, we have done research in the local market and selected the most suitable items from our wide range of products to assure these fit in with the consumers’ desire in the market," he said.

Mark Zhao, Country Manager, Saudi Arabia, TP-LINK Middle East, said currently, the company has only entered Jarir Bookstore and is providing consumers through this partnership several models. Zhao said in other retail outlets such as eXtra, Hyper Panda, Lulu and Emax, consumers can also find a limited array of TP-LINK’s products. “We have decided to focus on developing the business in power retailers and having Jarir as one of our main power retailers bodes well for our strategy of growing presence in the KSA retail segment,” he said. “We are now working closely with Jarir and our Access Point portfolio has now been introduced in the store. “Eventually, we are hoping consumers enjoy the experience with the convenience provided by TP-LINK products in the KSA market.”

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About TP-LINK

TP-LINK is a global provider of SOHO & SMB networking products and the World's No.1 provider of WLAN products, with products available in over 120 countries to tens of millions customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in Wireless, ADSL, Routers, Switches, IP Cameras, Powerline Adapters, Print Servers, Media Converters and Network Adapters for Global end-users.

Based on the confidence of tens of millions of customers, TP-LINK is now growing to become one of the most competitive providers of networking products with aspirations to become one of the top 3 networking brands in the world and striving for a larger global market share, while further advancing in the world of networking to better serve our most valued customers with products that make their lives easier.

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