Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Huawei and Google Unveil the Ultimate Premium Smartphone: Meet the Nexus 6P

SAN FRANCISCO - Wednesday, September 30th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today in San Francisco, Huawei and Google introduced the Nexus 6P, an innovative smartphone featuring Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google’s newest operating system for mobile devices.

“Huawei is very excited to collaborate with Google and deliver a premium Nexus experience for the global market,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group. “We value the way consumers embrace mobile technology in all parts of their lives and have created a smartphone with great design, performance and seamless integration of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest Android release.”

“We're excited to partner with Huawei to introduce customers to Nexus 6P, our most premium phone yet, and Android 6.0, Marshmallow, our most polished and highest-performing OS ever," said Hiroshi Lockheimer, VP Android, Chromecast and Chrome OS at Google.

Elegantly Designed The Nexus 6P is beautifully designed with an elegant all-metal unibody. Crafted from aeronautical-grade anodized aluminum with diamond chamfers encircling its edges, the sculpted back of the phone accents the low-light-loving, fast-movement-capturing camera.

Pure Android With the Nexus 6P, Huawei and Google have introduced a truly premium device that is 100 percent Android, integrating the newest OS, Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY - Built on a foundation of power Nexus 6P features a 5.7” WQHD 518ppi AMOLED display perfect for playing games, watching movies and getting work done in stunning clarity, and front-facing stereo speakers for crisp, clear sound. With the latest version of the octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 v2.1 processor under the hood, Nexus 6P delivers great performance, and the 3450mAh battery keeps you talking and texting from day to night.* With the reversible USB Type-C port, there's no more guessing which way is up.* The included Type-C fast charger gives up to seven hours of battery life from a 10-minute charge.

* All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average mixed use profile that includes both usage and standby time. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns.

CAMERA - A powerful camera that captures more light Nexus 6P has the best all-around camera. The Nexus camera is great for outdoor photography, but where it really shines is in conditions with less-than-ideal lighting. The larger 1.55um pixels capture more light even in the dimmest conditions to produce stunning details and sharp images. Nexus 6P is also capable of recording 4K and high-frame-rate slow-motion videos. With a faster Google Camera app, you never miss a moment, and with the smart Google Photos app, your memories are easy to relive and always at your fingertips. Nexus 6P also features an 8MP front facing camera with Google’s innovative HDR+ technology, making it one of the best selfie cameras in the market.

FINGERPRINT SENSOR - Simplified security: One fingertip Your Nexus is quicker and more secure with Nexus Imprint. Placed on the back of your device to complement the way you naturally hold it, one touch will turn on your phone and unlock your apps for smooth, easy access. For users in the U.S., Nexus Imprint will also work with Android Pay for quick and easy purchases at thousands of locations nationwide. (Instead of a password, only your unique fingerprint can access your email and photos, or make purchases on Android Pay. [US-only])

PURE ANDROID EXPERIENCE - Always new. Now running Marshmallow. Built from the inside out to make the most of the world’s most popular OS, Nexus is the ultimate Android experience. You’re always among the first to receive software updates.* And you’ll have the freshest, fastest version, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, working for you right out of the box. *

Availability The Nexus 6P will be available in more than 30 countries including the U.S., Canada, Germany, the UK, Japan, Australia and India. The Nexus 6P will be available for pre-order in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland and Japan through the Google Store beginning on Sept 29.

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About Huawei Consumer BG Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2014. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.

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Pakistani Avenges Brother’s Murder after Six Years

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, September 27th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) has arrested a Pakistani truck driver who is suspected of killing an investor of the same nationality in an act of revenge.  The suspect, whose brother was killed six years ago in Pakistan, alleged that the victim had hired someone to kill his brother following a dispute over a plot of land.

The details of the incident as narrated by Brigadier Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, date back to earlier this month when the Operations Room received a report regarding a burning vehicle in Bani Yas. Firefighting teams, ambulances, and police patrols were immediately dispatched to the scene, as the report also stated that a man near the vehicle was also on fire.

Initial investigations revealed that a sedan was completely burned except for its trunk, and a man had been found lying on the roadside a few meters away from the vehicle with burns that covered his entire body.

“Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire, and our preliminary investigations indicated foul play,” he said. “Forensic reports later confirmed our initial suspicions.”

“The officers of the Abu Dhabi Police suspected that the incident was no accident,” said Lt. Colonel Juma'a Al Ka’bi, Chief of Psychological Crimes Section at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). “Although he tried to destroy all of the evidence, the officers could tell that the incident was a deliberate one,” he said as he mentioned that the suspect had also gone into hiding.

Also according to Lt. Colonel Al Ka’abi, the suspect (M.K, 38) was brought before the police and admitted to killing the victim (M.Sh, 67) in revenge for his brother’s death in Pakistan. “He admitted that the victim was from his village and tribe, and that he would deliberately accompany the victim as he waited for an opportunity to kill him.”

Lt. Colonel Al Ka’bi said that the suspect admitted to running over the victim when he had been trying to fix the front grille of his vehicle on the side of the road. The murder suspect also admitted to repeatedly running over the victim before dousing him and his vehicle in gasoline, and fled after lighting the fire.

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Untreated diabetes can lead to complete vision loss

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, September 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that allows the body to use blood sugar for energy. It is characterized by high levels of blood sugar, which can cause changes in the blood vessels of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that is necessary for good vision.

“DIABETIC RETINOPATHY is the leading cause of new blindness cases among adults aged 20-74” states Prof. Dr. Ayman Shouman, Cataract and Vitreoretinal surgery consultant at Spanish Center Dubai, highlights the danger of Diabetes in harming your vision.

In the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, small blood vessels in the eye swell. As the disease progresses, some vessels that nourish the retina become blocked. Abnormal new blood vessels may begin to grow on the surface of the retina to replace the blocked vessels. The new vessels, however, have thin, fragile walls. If they leak blood, severe vision loss and even blindness can result.

The only way that diabetic retinopathy can be diagnosed is through a comprehensive eye exam. Diabetics are sometimes first diagnosed in an optometrist’s clinic when diabetic retinopathy is discovered.

All people with diabetes, including those with Type I (juvenile onset) and Type II (adult onset), are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to develop it. There is a genetic component to this disease, as well. If your grandmother had diabetic retinopathy, for example, your risk is higher.

In order to prevent vision loss, early diagnosis and aggressive treatment of diabetic retinopathy are essential. The risk of blindness can be reduced by 90% with timely treatment and follow- up care. Vision that has already been lost, however, cannot be restored.

During the early stages of the disease, no treatment is needed. As the disease advances, doctors at Spanish Center Dubai recommend the following treatment options:

Laser surgery. Laser surgery has been successful in sealing blood vessels to stop them from leaking, and in shrinking abnormal vessels. Generally, laser surgery is used to stabilize vision, not necessarily to improve it. Al received treatment early enough that only minimal vision loss had occurred.

Intraocular injection. This new treatment helps reduce the amount of fluid leaking into the retina, which improves vision. It may need to be repeated or combined with laser therapy to achieve a lasting effect.

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Osaka Gas to Establish Energy Service Joint Venture in Thailand with PTT

OSAKA, Japan - Tuesday, September 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Osaka Gas (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Managing Director: Toshihiro Ouchi; "OGT"), a subsidiary of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (President: Takehiro Honjo; "Osaka Gas"), will establish OGP Energy Solutions Co., Ltd. ("OGPS"), a company that will provide fuel conversion energy services to industrial customers in Thailand, through a joint investment with PTT Retail Business Co., Ltd. (Director: Chakkrit Charuchinda, "PTTRB"), a subsidiary of PTT Public Company Limited (CEO: Tevin Vongvanich; "PTT").

In its mid-term business plan, "Catalyze Our Dreams," the Osaka Gas Group aims to expand its downstream business outside Japan. This has already resulted in gas sales business in Singapore through City-OG Gas Energy Services Pte. Ltd., energy service business in Thailand through OGT and cogeneration/on-site business in Thailand through NS-OG Energy Solutions (Thailand) Ltd., a company jointly invested with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd.

Prior to establishment of this joint venture, our energy service business in Thailand focused primarily on Japanese companies. However, OGPS will be able to target both non-Japanese and Japanese companies in Thailand to expand energy service business by leveraging engineering strengths of Osaka Gas Group and the credibility and brand familiarity of PTT, Thailand's largest corporate group operating energy businesses ranging from importing to retailing of natural gas.

Based on an MOU concluded with PTT on information exchange and joint study regarding liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as natural gas supply, Osaka Gas Group has for some years been stepping up cooperation with the PTT Group through operational and technical support for PTT’s LNG receiving terminal. The establishment of OGPS will serve as an opportunity to explore the possibilities of further expansion of the joint energy business between PTT and OGT in Thailand and development of a broader range of business activities outside the country.

1. Business Overview OGPS will provide a one-stop service in Thailand covering natural gas supply, facility design, equipment leasing and maintenance, all of which are required for fuel conversion to natural gas. In exchange for such services, the company will receive energy service fees from customers.

2. Investment Scheme OGPS will be established through joint investment of OGT (60%) and PTTRB (40%).

[Overview of Companies]

    OGP Energy Solutions Co., Ltd. (planned)
        Address: 18F, Wave Place Building, 55 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
        To be Established: November 2015
        Business Description: Conduct fuel conversion energy services and energy related business activities for industrial customers in Thailand.

    Osaka Gas (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
        Address: 18F, Wave Place Building, 55 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
        Established: October 2013
        Business Description: Conduct fuel conversion energy services and energy related business activities for industrial customers in Thailand. Carry out activities such as investment, development, and various analysis associated with such services and activities.
    PTT Public Company Limited
        Address: 555 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chatuchak Sub-District, Chatuchak District, Bangkok, 10900 Thailand
        Established: October 2001
        Business Description: Gas and petroleum related business activities. Petrochemical business activities.
        Sales: 2.835 trillion baht (FY 2014 results)
    PTT Retail Business Co., Ltd.
        Address: 2/4 Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd., Laksi, Bangkok 10210 Thailand
        Established: May 25, 2007
        Business Description: Holding company for subsidiary companies.
    Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
        Address: 4 Chome-1-2 Hiranomachi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 5410045 Japan
        Established: October, 1905
        Business Description: Production, supply and sales of gas and power. Sales of gas equipment.
        Sales: 1.252 trillion yen (FY 2014 results)

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Veeva Systems Acquires Zinc Ahead

PLEASANTON, Calif. & OXFORD, England. - Wednesday, September 30th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Leading providers join to deliver the most complete commercial content management solution for the life sciences industry

Combination set to transform productivity and compliance across the digital supply chain

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Veeva Systems Inc. (NYSE: VEEV) today announced it has acquired Zinc Ahead, a leading provider of commercial content management solutions. Veeva and Zinc Ahead are joining forces to address the growing need for end-to-end compliance management that reduces regulatory risk and boosts operational efficiency as companies face increasing volumes of content, a proliferation of digital channels, and increased regulatory scrutiny.

The combination brings together two of the leading commercial content management solutions. Zinc Ahead, founded in 2001, was an early pioneer in the market serving more than 120 life sciences companies with Zinc MAPS. Veeva Systems’ solution—Vault PromoMats released in 2011—is now utilized by more than 70 customers.

“The Zinc Ahead team brings decades of experience in commercial content management and will add considerable domain expertise to this rapidly growing area for Veeva,” said Peter Gassner, CEO of Veeva. “The merging of Veeva and Zinc Ahead will create a best-in-class solution that supports every step in the digital content lifecycle—from creation to expiration—developed and supported by top software and life sciences talent.”

With this acquisition, the market will now have a powerful, end-to-end solution that combines the strengths of both Veeva and Zinc Ahead. The joint company will fully support Zinc Ahead customers with the outstanding levels of personalized service for which Zinc Ahead is known. Customers will have access to an enhanced Vault PromoMats solution, bolstered by the unique strengths of Zinc Ahead’s offerings. The result will be the most complete software and services solution for digital content creation, review, and multichannel approval and withdrawal on the market—backed by a company-wide commitment to customer success.

“Veeva shares our top value—a clear and steadfast commitment to the customer,” said Zinc Ahead CEO James Brown. “This acquisition is a great fit and a tremendous win for Zinc Ahead’s employees, customers, and the industry. We are bringing together the strongest products and the best people. With Vault PromoMats, our customers will benefit from having a fully integrated solution that works seamlessly within their commercial landscape.”

Mr. Brown will now lead Veeva’s commercial content management business. The joint team will support both offerings to ensure a seamless transition from Zinc MAPS to Vault PromoMats over time. Customers who elect to continue to use Zinc MAPS will be supported through at least 2020.

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About the Acquisition

Veeva’s acquisition of Zinc Ahead was signed and closed simultaneously on September 29, 2015. Veeva’s indirect subsidiary, Veeva U.K. Holdings Limited acquired all of the share capital of Mineral Newco Ltd., a company organized under the laws of the United Kingdom that is the ultimate parent company of all Zinc operating entities, pursuant to the terms of a Share Purchase Agreement entered into on September 29, 2015, among Veeva U.K. Holdings Limited and the shareholders of Mineral Newco Ltd. The aggregate purchase price for the acquisition was approximately $130 million in cash, which includes amounts to pay off outstanding indebtedness and expenses at closing, and $10 million of deferred consideration payable over three years to non-institutional shareholders and option holders.

About Veeva Systems

Veeva Systems Inc. is a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva has more than 300 customers, ranging from the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechs. Veeva is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. For more information, visit

About Zinc Ahead

Zinc Ahead is a leading enabler of content compliance and rich media management for the life science industry. Over two million digital assets have been approved through the Zinc cloud, transforming the digital media development and compliance community in over 120 life science companies across 170 countries. More than 50,000 marketing, medical, and legal professionals currently use Zinc Ahead’s products.

Forward-looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, including the market demand for and acceptance of marketing compliance solutions, the Veeva Vault PromoMats solution and related services, the Zinc MAPS solution and related services, the results from the use of the Vault PromoMats and Zinc MAPS solutions and related services, customer support information, the benefits of Veeva’s combination with Zinc Ahead, and general business conditions, particularly in the life sciences industry. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon Veeva’s historical performance and its current plans, estimates, and expectations and are not a representation that such plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent Veeva’s expectations as of the date of this press announcement. Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and Veeva disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in the future. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including Veeva’s ability to successfully integrate Zinc Ahead’s business and products; costs related to the acquisition; whether demand for commercial content management grows as anticipated; the competitive environment in the industry and competitive response to the acquisition; Veeva’s and Zinc Ahead’s success developing new products or modifying existing products and the degree to which these gain market acceptance; general market and business conditions; and the accounting impact of the acquisition. Additional risks and uncertainties that could affect these forward-looking statements and Veeva’s financial results are included under the captions “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” in the company’s filing on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 31, 2015, which is available on the company’s website at under the Investors section and on the SEC’s website at Further information on potential risks that could affect actual results will be included in other filings Veeva makes with the SEC from time to time.


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Saif bin Zayed Examines RoSPA Gold Award Received by ADP in Occupational Health and Safety

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, September 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, reviewed the gold award in occupational health and safety received by Abu Dhabi Police at the recent RoSPA awards, as the first police entity to receive such an accolade on the regional and international levels.

A team from the Strategy and Performance Development Department at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters (GHQ) presented the award to His Highness. His Highness was also briefed on the tremendous efforts exerted by the Abu Dhabi Police in the field of occupational health and safety.

Sheikh Saif praised the commitment of the department, which earned it this prestigious international award. He urged staff members to pursue further efforts and dedication to achieve a sustainable institutional excellence in terms of overall performance; and to keep pace with the development process witnessed by the country in all areas, with a view to upgrade the quality of services to the highest possible levels.

The ceremony, which took place on Monday at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, was attended by Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; Brigadier Sheikh Mohammed bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Director General of Security and Ports Affairs at Abu Dhabi Police; Brigadier Mohammed Hamid bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Strategy and Performance Development Director General; and Lietenant Colonel Dr. Saif Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Head of the Security Scenarios Department at the Directorate General of Security Support, and Vice Chairman of the Award team.

Commenting on the achievement, Brigadier Mohammed Hamid bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri said: “By receiving this award, the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters marks another great achievement, surpassing other governmental and non-governmental entities across the world.” He added that this is the first award to be granted to Abu Dhabi Police in the field of occupational health and safety both locally and internationally, stressing that the award assessment process was based on the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) excellence mode.

It is worth mentioning that the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is one of the largest and most popular societies specialized in providing services and raising awareness in the field of occupational health and safety across the world and the United Kingdom. RoSPA is a non-profit organization approved by the British government and has been working in this field for more than 100 years. It has around 1200 members representing institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations from 58 countries from around the world, and provides its services in the field of occupational health and safety.

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11 Dead and 84 Injured from Traffic Accidents in the UAE during Eid Holiday

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

According the to the nationwide statistics released by the Traffic Coordination Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior,  11 people have died and 84 people have been hurt, with injuries ranging from mild to severe, as a result of traffic accidents during the Eid Al Adha Holiday. The detailed statistics disclosed that a total of 38 accidents occurred between the 23 and 26 September, 2015.

Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director General of Traffic Coordination at the Ministry of Interior, said that the failure to abide by the rules and regulations of traffic led to the occurrence of accidents. “In a bid to reduce such incidents, the Traffic and Patrols departments nationwide are keen to redouble their efforts and to increase the control and surveillance operations on the road. The departments will intensify traffic outreach programs and promote awareness about the dangers of traffic accidents in addition to the useful methods for avoiding and preventing accidents,” he said. 

Brigadier Al Zaabi stressed the importance of complying with traffic guidelines and instructions, of driving carefully, and of leaving a sufficient and safe distance between vehicles. He spoke of the need to avoid obstructing traffic by parking haphazardly; not to inappropriately park in spaces dedicated for those with disabilities; and to not impede the work of emergency personnel by parking in spaces allocated for emergency, ambulance, and Civil Defense vehicles.

The Director General of Traffic Coordination reiterated the necessity of fully complying with the laws, rules, and regulations of traffic. He urged for motorists to observe the legal speed limits on roads, to spare themselves and others from the risk of traffic accidents and the subsequent result of casualties and losses.  He also warned against using mobile phones while driving, whether to talk or text; stressing that such actions distract the driver and increases reaction times, which leads to accidents.

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Annie Hai-yuan Lo Elected to Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. Board of Directors

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C - Tuesday, September 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (“Quintiles” or the “Company”) (NYSE: Q) announced today that Annie Hai-yuan Lo, has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Lo will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.

Ms. Lo has more than 30 years of financial and operational experience at Johnson & Johnson, a global healthcare company, most recently serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the Worldwide Consumer & Personal Care Group from 2001 until her retirement in 2011. Ms. Lo serves as a director of Ansell Ltd., an Australian manufacturing company, and TransForce Inc., a Montreal-based transportation and logistics company.

Ms. Lo received her Bachelor’s Degree in Taiwan from National Taiwan University and her Masters of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University. She is a Certified Management Accountant.

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Fluor Selected as Sasol's Collaboration Partner in South Africa

IRVING, Texas & JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Tuesday, September 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it has signed a three-year agreement with Sasol Group Technology to perform a range of projects as an integrated team at Sasol’s facilities in Secunda and Sasolburg, South Africa.

The primary objective of the agreement is for Fluor and Sasol to collaborate on small and mid-sized oil and gas projects. Fluor will also share its expertise on proprietary engineering and project execution tools and systems with selected Sasol Group Technology employees through on-the-job participation. Projects covered in the agreement range from conceptual studies to full engineering, procurement and construction management.

“We are delighted that Sasol has selected Fluor as its partner to execute a wide range of projects across their facilities in South Africa,” said Taco de Haan, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Europe, Africa and Middle East business line. “With this collaboration agreement our organizations will work jointly to maximize capital efficiency across a broad range of Sasol projects. This marks the continuation of a successful relationship that has spanned more than half a century and includes some of South Africa’s landmark projects.”

Fluor’s relationship with Sasol dates back to the award of the first project in Sasolburg in the early 1960s. In 1975, Fluor was named the managing contractor by Sasol to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for Sasol II, and later for Sasol III, the oil-from-coal complexes, and has since supported various other Sasol projects.

About Fluor Corporation

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) is a global engineering and construction firm that designs and builds some of the world's most complex projects. The company creates and delivers innovative solutions for its clients in engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance and project management on a global basis. For more than a century, Fluor has served clients in the energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, mining and power market sectors. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 136 on the FORTUNE 500 list. With 40,000 employees worldwide, the company's revenue for 2014 was $21.5 billion. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @FluorCorp.


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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

OT Selected by Allstar to Migrate Their Fuel Cards to EMV

COLOMBES, France - Tuesday, September 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, announced its selection by Allstar, UK’s leading fuel card provider, to support the migration of their fuel cards from magnetic stripe to EMV chip cards. Allstar’s 1.1 million cardholders will benefit from payment security and ease-of-use over more than 7,600 filling stations all across the UK.

In Europe, EMV migration is completed for payment cards issued by banks, thus protected against fraud, including in the UK where EMV has proven its efficiency. But there are still a lot of other payment cards, issued by various types of retail players (fuel/fleet, supermarkets, luncheon vouchers, etc.) that are still using magstripe technology. Those issuers thus become at risk and are the potential next targets for fraudsters.

This is why Allstar has decided to improve the security and enhance the capability of their cards by choosing to implement EMV in their new generation of fuel cards. OT is assisting for EMV setup and artwork design, and provides the cards and personalization from its WISE offering. This range of OT services will contribute to reinforce the security of Allstar cards against fraud as well as simplifying the deployment and the shopping experience throughout the network.

With WISE (White label, Independent, Secure, EMV), OT offers products and solutions dedicated to domestic payment or ATM schemes, retailers, fuel retailers, etc. wishing to migrate from magnetic stripe to chip cards to take advantage of all the benefits of EMV (security and interoperability) to enjoy a simplified, safer shopping experience.

“OT is delighted to bring its experience in the smartcard industry to help EMV projects become a reality, as we do in the US market where we are leading EMV migration. We are proud to support the enhancement of fuel card features such as Allstar’s. We are convinced this is a step forward to fight against payment fraud and to enhance customer experience including contactless payment,” said Eric Duforest, Managing Director of OT’s Financial Services Institutions activity.

Peter Bridgen, Managing Director Fleetcor UK Fuel Cards. “This is a major change for us, our network and our customers. By partnering with OT we will be able to offer safe and simple payment means across our extensive portfolio of products and services. OT has a great track record in EMV migration and will be able to support us with its complete solution to allow for a smooth transition.”

The migration is expected to be completed by the end of the year.


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231,000 Individuals Benefited from ADP Tourism Brochures in 6 Years

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Friday, September 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

An estimated 231,000 individuals have benefited from tourism-related awareness booklets, maps and brochures distributed by the Abu Dhabi Police in the last 6 years, since 2009 and until last year.   Lieutenant Colonel Muzeed Al Otaibi, Chief of the Tourism Police Section at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) underlined the commitment of the Abu Dhabi Police to dedicate attention to the tourism sector and to provide an appropriate and safe environment for tourists, so as the Emirate remains the most secure and safe tourism destination for families and individuals.   Adding further, he pointed out that the Tourism Police Section endeavors to enhance public awareness of its tasks and duties that serve the tourism sector, with a view to make the Emirate of Abu Dhabi a favored touristic destination; thus reflecting the image of the UAE as a safe and secure country that is convenient enough for tourism.   He explained that the section has deployed 8 awareness touristic platforms at various tourist destinations in Abu Dhabi. These platforms aim to educate the public, especially tourists, about the tasks and cultural services provided by the Tourism Police via a highly qualified team. “This approach would improve security services, provide tourists with the means of comfort, and maintain the security and safety of society in a manner that fosters confidence in the police institution,” noted Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi.
Furthermore, Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi indicated that the Tourism Police Section operates patrols that work according to a unified work methodology to promote educational, security and prevention awareness in order to combat crime. “The Tourism Police patrols are deployed at any tourism events or activity, in order to reinforce community relationship, and secure tourist sites and facilities. They also receive and handle grievances, inquiries and suggestions according to frameworks that are commensurate with the requirements of this time and age,” he added.
Furthermore, Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi emphasized that the Tourism Police Section has well-trained and qualified staff members who have enrolled in specialized training courses in tourism security, and are familiar with foreign languages such as English, French, Chinese, Filipino, Urdu, Persian among others so that they can easily communicate with tourists and deal with them professionally.
Adding further, he said: “The Tourism Police officers carry out their duties via the outreach platforms deployed at various tourist destinations, notably, the Abu Dhabi Corniche; Al Bateen; Mushrif Central Park; Dalma Mall in Al Musaffah; in addition to the Galleria in Al Maryah Island; the YasWaterworld and Yas Mall in Yas Island; the arrivals building at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, alongside a temporary platform at Zayed Port, strongly active during the docking of cruise ships.”
According to Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi, the Tourism Police Section seeks to enhance cooperation with members of the public through these platforms. He mentioned that the Section has prepared and distributed a number of awareness publications, such as the “Tourists Guidelines”, and leaflets titled “Going to the Beach”, “Tourists Guidelines”, and “Using Public Transportation”. The Section also released several other awareness-raising brochures, maps, and guidelines on the ethics of tourism and code of conduct that should be followed by tourists visiting the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. These brochures aim to raise tourists’ awareness on the UAE traditions and customs, so as to promote the standards of tourism, and spread greater cultural awareness amongst tourists.
Lieutenant Colonel Al Otaibi also stressed the commitment of the Tourism Police to keep abreast of the latest developments in the world, in order to provide tourism information and guidance to visitors of the Section’s Website in general ( ), and more targeted information to tourists and visitors of touristic sites and beaches in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in particular. He said: “The Sections acquaints visitors with the Abu Dhabi Police’s efforts and strategy, so as to reinforce the prestigious reputation of the Emirate; provide assistance and guidance to tourists; solve minor obstacles; and offer tips and advice.
It is worth mentioning that the Tourism Police Section, affiliated with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Directorate General of Police Operations, was established in 2008.  The Section was created to ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable stay in the emirate, and to maintain the rich cultural and historic heritage of the UAE.
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The Western Union Company and the Western Union Foundation Announces Renewed Commitment to Education; Aims to Train 50,000 Women and Youth

Building upon three years of “Education for Better” success, company sets agenda through 2020

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, the Western Union Company and the Western Union Foundation renewed their commitment to global education at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting (CGI).

Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek laid out an agenda for the next phase of the Education for Better initiative, which leverages Western Union® services, advocacy, cause marketing, philanthropic investments and employee engagement to support education programs worldwide.

In remarks given at the CGI Annual Meeting, Ersek outlined the following global initiative goals over the next five years:

• to train 50,000 women and youth with job skills that prepare them for 21st century careers

• to serve 500+ universities with education-related products

• to support research to broaden global understanding of education challenges and solutions

Furthering Western Union network as a powerful driver of inclusion, the next phase of Education for Better will focus on helping provide educational opportunities for migrants and refugees, girls and women.

“Western Union helps people move the money that funds their dreams, and we believe that moving money for education can improve lives around the world,” said Western Union CEO Hikmet Ersek. “We are proud of the progress made to-date through the Education for Better initiative, but much work remains to be done. This is why we renew our pledge to continue using our resources to help create economic opportunities through education worldwide.”

The second phase of the initiative, announced today, builds upon the significant success of the initiative’s first three years of operation.

Since 2012, Western Union and the Western Union Foundation have contributed significant resources to provide opportunities for students, teachers and administrators, higher education institutions, and NGOs. To date and as part of the initiative, the Western Union Foundation has pledged more than US$13.6 million across 331 Education for Better grants and formal donations to 199 organizations in 64 countries.

Western Union Foundation President Patrick Gaston, added, “The need for education is at the root of so many societal challenges we face today—including poverty, homelessness, human trafficking, and the need for better healthcare. We are grateful to our partners, our employee volunteers, and all those who made Education for Better a success in its first three years, and we look forward to even greater progress in the years ahead.”

According to the United Nations, every additional year of schooling can increase an individual’s annual income by up to 10 percent. If all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, it is estimated that 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty1.

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of June 30, 2015, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks, and included the capability to send money to millions of bank accounts. In 2014, The Western Union Company completed 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $85 billion of principal between consumers, and 484 million business payments. For more information, visit

About The Western Union Foundation

The Western Union Foundation is dedicated to creating a better world, where the ability to realize dreams through economic opportunity is not just a privilege for the few but a right for all. Through its signature program, Education for Better, and with the support of The Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, The Western Union Foundation works to realize this vision by supporting education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future. Our combined social venture efforts make life better for individuals, families and communities around the world. Since its inception, The Western Union Foundation has paid more than $103 million in grants and other giving. These funds have been pledged to more than 2,760 nongovernmental organizations in more than 136 countries and territories. The Western Union Foundation, is a separate §501(c)(3) recognized United States charity. To learn more, visit, or Follow us on Twitter @TheWUFoundation.



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COPD: New Data Support Role of Spiolto® Respimat® as 1st-line Maintenance Therapy and Show Superiority over LABA/ICS

AMSTERDAM. - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

    OTEMTO® 1&2 post-hoc analysis reinforces quality of life benefits provided by Spiolto® Respimat® right from the initial stage when patients first need maintenance therapy*
    Head-to-head ENERGITO® study shows superior lung function improvements with Spiolto® Respimat® versus LABA/ICS FDC

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced new data from two trials presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2015. A post-hoc analysis from OTEMTO® 1&2 indicates that Spiolto® Respimat® provides significant quality of life improvements over Spiriva® Respimat® (tiotropium) or placebo, right from the initial stage when patients first need maintenance therapy.1 These data support the role of Spiolto® Respimat® as a new 1st line maintenance therapy for COPD†. In addition the ENERGITO® study shows that the lung function improvement§ with Spiolto® Respimat® (tiotropium/olodaterol) is superior to a steroid-containing therapy (LABA/ICS FDC‡) in patients with moderate to severe COPD.2

From early in the course of COPD, decreasing lung function makes it more and more difficult for people to breathe. To cope with feeling breathless, patients reduce their activity and change their lifestyles which can lead to a ‘downward spiral’ of their condition.3 This in turn results in a large physical and emotional impact on people living with the disease.4 Providing optimal treatment right from the start of maintenance therapy can give patients the best chance of managing their symptoms, keeping active and maintaining their quality of life.

“These two trials further characterise the relevant benefits Spiolto® Respimat® provides compared to two commonly prescribed maintenance treatments: Spiriva® Respimat® and a LABA/ICS FDC,” said Dr William Mezzanotte, Vice President and Head of Respiratory Medicine at Boehringer Ingelheim. “The lung function and quality of life improvements shown in these trials add to the growing body of evidence supporting the benefit of using Spiolto® Respimat® at the initiation of maintenance therapy for COPD.”

OTEMTO® 1&2 - data reinforce Spiolto® Respimat® benefits as 1st-line maintenance therapy

A post-hoc analysis of the OTEMTO® 1&2 trials* (NCT01964352/ NCT02006732), presented at ERS for the first time, shows that Spiolto® Respimat® provides a clinically meaningful 4 point improvement in quality of life§§ compared to placebo in COPD patients with GOLD 2 disease.1 In the same patient group, 13% more patients achieved a clinically meaningful improvement in quality of life with Spiolto® Respimat® compared to Spiriva® Respimat® (52.8% compared to 39.2%).5

“With no cure for COPD, improving quality of life is one of the major goals of treatment,” said Dave Singh, Professor of clinical pharmacology and respiratory medicine, University of Manchester. “When many patients are first diagnosed their condition is already declining rapidly. Doing as much as possible, early on, can give patients the best opportunity to maintain a good quality of life for longer. This sub-analysis shows that Spiolto® Respimat® could give patients this opportunity.”

These latest results add to the recently published OTEMTO® 1&2 data in Respiratory Medicine,6 which show Spiolto® Respimat® provides consistent improvements in lung function, breathlessness and quality of life over Spiriva® Respimat® (tiotropium) or placebo. The data also shows that Spiolto® Respimat® provides a safety profile similar to Spiriva® Respimat® or placebo. Incidence of adverse events (AEs) was broadly similar across treatment groups, with a higher incidence of AEs leading to discontinuation in the placebo groups compared to the treatment groups.6

ENERGITO® - superior lung function improvements over LABA/ICS FDC

Also presented for the first time, data from ENERGITO® (NCT01969721) show that Spiolto® Respimat® met all lung function endpoints**, which included a 42% improvement in trough FEV1, compared to the twice daily LABA/ICS salmeterol/fluticasone propionate in patients with moderate to severe COPD.2

ICS, or steroid-containing therapies, can be associated with potential serious side-effects and guidelines only recommend the use of these treatments in patients with severe COPD and frequent exacerbations (more than 2 per year).7 Despite this, in clinical practice ICS-based therapies are widely used across all COPD stages even for patients with low exacerbation risk who have less severe COPD. In this respect, the results from ENERGITO® add to data from the large-scale WISDOM study,8 raising questions about whether the benefits of ICS outweigh the potential side-effects associated with this class of treatment.

“ICS-containing therapies certainly have a role in the management of COPD but questions remain regarding when to use these treatments,” said Professor Kai-Michael Beeh, Insaf GmbH Institut für Atemwegs-forschung, Wiesbaden, Germany. “The ENERGITO® results further support the potential benefit of Spiolto® Respimat® as a COPD maintenance therapy and the notion that steroid-containing therapies may only be required in a population of patients with more severe stages of the disease and frequent exacerbations.”

The OTEMTO® 1&2 and ENERGITO® trials are part of the >15,000 patient TOviTO® Phase III clinical trial programme investigating the efficacy and safety of Spiolto® Respimat® in COPD. The results build on the pivotal phase III TONADO® trials that demonstrated Spiolto® Respimat® provides significant improvements in lung function, breathlessness, quality of life and reduction in rescue medication use over Spiriva® Respimat® right from the initial disease stages when patients first need maintenance therapy.9,10 Data also showed that Spiolto® Respimat® was well tolerated with a favourable safety profile that was similar to tiotropium or olodaterol alone.9

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* Results are derived from a post-hoc subgroup analysis of patients with moderate COPD (GOLD stage 2). The primary endpoints of the OTEMTO® studies were: FEV1 AUC0-3, trough FEV1, SGRQ total score in patients with moderate to severe COPD (GOLD stage 2–3)

† Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

§ FEV1 AUC0-12 response (primary endpoint), FEV1 AUC0-24, FEV1 AUC12-24 and trough FEV1 (secondary endpoint), all measured at 6 weeks

‡ long acting beta2 agonist/inhaled corticosteroid fixed dose combination (FDC)

§§ As measured by the St George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ)

** FEV1 AUC0-12 response (primary endpoint), FEV1 AUC0-24, FEV1 AUC12-24 and trough FEV1 (secondary endpoint), all measured at 6 weeks


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Takeda Selected for the Sixth Consecutive Year for Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index

OSAKA, Japan. - Tuesday, September 29th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. (“Takeda”) (TOKYO: 4502) has been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the sixth consecutive year. Takeda has been included in the DJSI Asia Pacific since 2010 for its sustainability performance.

DJSI Asia Pacific is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI). It is designed for companies in the developed Asia Pacific markets and comprises 145 companies, including 62 Japanese companies, that are leading the way in terms of sustainability among the 600 companies in the region. For inclusion in the DJSI Asia Pacific, Dow Jones assesses companies based on questionnaire responses, annual reports from each company and publicly available company information.

For Takeda, CSR is rooted in putting the patient in the center and operating a pharmaceutical business that creates outstanding products. The company also strives to maintain and improve sound business processes, and to engage in activities to promote a sustainable society as a good corporate citizen. In doing so, it is implementing a model of value creation and preservation through CSR. This will help Takeda to build trust with society, reinforce its reputation, and further develop the pharmaceutical business.

Takeda promotes CSR activities in line with internationally recognized guidelines, such as the United Nations Global Compact’s 10 principles. The company is also included in the FTSE4Good Global Index by the FTSE Group and the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI) compiled by Morningstar Japan K.K.

DJSI is one of the world’s foremost indices for Socially Responsible Investment. It assesses and selects leading sustainability-driven companies based on economic, environmental, and social criteria. Thus it serves as an important indicator for investors considering corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance. It is provided by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC of the United States.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Located in Osaka, Japan, Takeda (TSE: 4502) is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to strive towards better health for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Additional information about Takeda is available through its corporate website,


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Al Sha’far Visits Ras Al Khaimah Police

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, September 27th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General Saif Abdullah Al Sha’far, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Interior, visited the Ras Al Khaimah Police General Headquarters where he reviewed the workflow and the implementation of the strategy of the Ministry of Interior. He reviewed the efforts made to reduce traffic jams, accidents, fatalities, and crime levels alongside the provision of the best services to the public in accordance with the best international standards.

During his inspection, Lt. Gen. Al Sha’far visited a number of departments at the Ras Al Khaimah Police General Headquarters where he was briefed on the workflow and the actions made for further development. He reviewed the latest equipment and vehicles used in conjunction with the services to enhance police work and further contribute to security and safety. Al Sha’far also toured the recently established building for officers’ training courses, which was named after the martyr Major Tariq Al Shehhi.

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the Ras Al Khaimah Police in implementing the Ministry’s policy and approach in the field of constant development and improvement; which aims to raise the level of police performance and the various services provided to the public.

Major General Ali Abdullah bin Alwan Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ras Al Khaimah Police, said that the visit of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior reflects the attention the Ministry’s leadership pays to pursuing the course of police work and in providing motivation for the personnel to further contribute the development and security of the UAE.

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Denham Capital Partners with Global Renewables Platform Jenner Renewables

Venture to initially target renewable energy assets across Latin America, MENA regions

LONDON - Thursday, September 24th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Denham Capital, a leading global energy-focused private equity firm, announced today a partnership with Jenner Renewables. The Madrid-based independent power producer will develop, finance and construct renewable power generation assets globally. Initially, the company will focus on selected countries in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa.

“We are very excited to partner with Denham Capital, a firm that not only brings capital to our efforts but also provides a deep global industry network and a wealth of knowledge in the power sector,” said Jorge Calvet, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jenner Renewables. “This partnership will allow us to begin developing wind, solar and small hydro projects in countries where we see a clear need for this type of power generation.”

Prior to founding Jenner, Calvet served as the Chief Executive Officer of Gamesa, one of the largest wind developers and manufacturers in the world. Jenner's senior leadership also includes former executives of Gamesa and other leading entities in the field of renewable energy. The team has collectively developed more than four gigawatts of wind and solar projects globally with an enterprise value of $4.5 billion.

The investment bolsters the Denham Power team’s Latin American presence, joining Brazil’s Rio Energy, a renewables company which now has 54 megawatts of operational assets and more than 200 megawatts of assets in construction across the region.

“This investment allows us to expand our reach in Latin America, a region where we see a big demand for power generation and an attractive opportunity for renewable power. At the same time, it creates a global platform that will allow us to execute in other geographies where wind can effectively compete with the current cost of power and provide an economic source of generation,” noted Scott Mackin, Managing Partner and Co-President at Denham Capital. “We are very happy to work with Jorge and the Jenner team. Their global experience and track record is outstanding, and I have no doubt their skills will allow us to execute successful investments and bring needed power generation capacity to Latin America and other places around the world.”

About Jenner Renewables

Jenner Renewables is an independent power producer focused on the development, financing, construction and divestment of renewable infrastructure assets across Latin America. Jenner is headquartered in Madrid, with a local presence and extensive network across Latin America. Jenner is managed by a team of industry veterans who average more than fifteen years of experience, having held the most senior positions at leading renewables companies. For more information about Jenner, please visit

About Denham Capital

Denham Capital is a leading energy and resources-focused global private equity firm with more than $7.9 billion of invested and committed capital across seven fund vehicles and offices in London, Boston, Houston, São Paulo and Perth. The firm makes direct investments in the energy and resources sectors, including businesses involving power generation, oil and gas, and mining, across the globe and all stages of the corporate lifecycle. Denham’s investment professionals apply deep operational and industry experience and work in partnership with management teams to achieve long-term investment objectives. For more information about Denham Capital, visit

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Pacific Controls Cloud Services partners with VMware to launch Cloud based Desktop as a Service (DaaS) in the GCC

Participation in VMware Horizon DaaS Powered Validation will enable customers to securely access desktop using any device, from anywhere

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Pacific Controls Cloud Services (PCCS), the leading provider of IT as a Service (ITaaS) and a full range of cloud solutions,  today announced that it has achieved VMware™ Horizon DaaS® Powered status, which will help enable its customers to rapidly deploy desktops and applications as a fully managed cloud solution -- accessible from any device, from anywhere, at an affordable price.

As a member of the VMware vCloud Air Network Program, PCCS will be able to offer cloud-hosted virtual desktops and applications. Leveraging Horizon DaaS Bundle of VMWare, PCCS will deliver a full windows desktop and applications from its cloud for access by any device, from anywhere. The solution can be offered in multiple editions, based on customer requirements: VDI Edition or Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) Edition.

“PCCS has always focused on bringing unique and high value solutions and services to its customers to help them derive productivity, reduce costs and enhance their competitiveness” said Mr. Dilip Rahulan, Executive Chairman of Pacific Controls.  “We are a pioneering provider of cloud solutions in the Middle East, with a cloud infrastructure that is second to none. Our partnership with VMware is yet another step in this direction,” he added.

With VMware Horizon DaaS Solution, PCCS will be able to offer customers unprecedented benefits in the way desktop services are deployed, managed and used.  This service will help customers enjoy premium user experience, enhance efficiencies, reduce costs, attain scalability and agility – all under a predictable monthly cost model. As the industry’s only virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment model that supports multi-tenancy, VMware Horizon DaaS Platform makes it easy for service providers like PCCS to offer complete virtual desktops and applications to customers in a truly scalable cloud environment.

As a Horizon DaaS provider, PCCS can now provide users a unified platform for its customers, with dedicated virtual desktops and completely secure separation across five levels: meta-data, storage, networking, directory services and compute.

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Electro Scan and WRc Partner to Offer Innovative Services to the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Wastewater Market

SACRAMENTO, Calif - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electro Scan Inc. and its London-based subsidiary, Electro Scan (UK) Limited, today announced its partnership with WRc plc, Swindon, Wiltshire, England.

As part of its agreement, WRc has been appointed Electro Scan’s exclusive service provider offering its next generation pipe condition assessment technology for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland wastewater market.

Electro Scan services will be offered exclusively through WRc’s Assess and Address® business unit.

“WRc’s proven track record of partnering with innovative technology companies is central to growing our pipeline condition assessment business,” states Dale Hartley, Commercial Manager, WRc.

Continues Hartley, “Electro Scan’s product fits nicely into our best of breed bespoke services offering.”

“WRc’s leadership in innovation and consultancy was a key factor in our decision to work together,” comments Mark Grabowski, General Manager, Electro Scan Inc.

Adds Grabowski, “Given the start of AMP6 in the UK, WRc appears well positioned to help utilities optimize their CAPEX, OPEX, and TOTEX decision making.”

In August 2015, WRc secured the Scottish Water SR15 Pipeline Inspection and Condition Assessment Framework for a six year period, with an option to extend for a further six years.

In April 2015, Electro Scan (UK) Limited won Best Project awarded by the UK Society of Trenchless Technology for its work with Severn Trent.

Selected Electro Scan customers in the U.S. include the City of Coos Bay, Oregon, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District, Colorado, Hamilton Municipal Utility Authority, Pennsylvania, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department, Florida, and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, California.

WRc has a reputation for driving innovation across water, waste and gas sectors, leading the development and application of innovative technologies for inspection, monitoring and management of pipeline infrastructure.

About Electro Scan

Headquartered in Sacramento, California, the Company designs advanced instrumentation, mobile, and cloud computing applications that automatically locates, measures, and reports defects in water, sewer, and gas pipelines. Electro Scan (UK) Limited (Company Number 9211607) is located at 71-75, Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ, Tel: +44 20 7692 8729, Email:

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Emirates Animal Welfare Society Participates in ‘Protect Me to Protect You’ Campaign

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Emirates Animal Welfare Society (EAW) will participate in the ‘Protect Me to Protect You’ campaign beginning the month of October in order to promote community awareness about animal welfare issues and the importance of preserving animal life.

According to Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Emirates Animal Welfare Society, the last meeting that was recently held for the EAW witnessed the completion of preparations for a successful campaign that aims to enhance the awareness efforts for animal welfare issues and promoting environmental balance.

“The campaign, which will be launched in conjunction with World Rabies Day, will have a wide range of activities and events including free rabies vaccinations for cats and dogs between 2 and 6 pm,” he said. The campaign is organized by the Ministry of Environment and Water and sponsored by the Emirates Park Zoo with the participation of the Emirates Animal Welfare Society, K9 Security Inspection Department, and the Emirates Dog Breeders Society.

The campaign will also include workshops and lectures with the participation of many governmental authorities and departments and associations. Special brochures related to animal care and welfare will be distributed in addition to membership applications for those who desire to join the EAW. An environmental seminar was also organized regarding the ways in which to protect wild life.

The Emirates Animal Welfare Society (EAW) is one of the civil society institutions that focuses on spreading awareness about animal welfare issues and about the importance of preserving animal life. The EAW urges for the humane treatment of animals and encourages the public to join voluntary activities related to animal protection and raising public awareness about their role in maintaining an ecological balance that guarantees continuity of life on earth. Treatment convoys also organize to provide care for animals in coordination with specialized healthcare centers and associations. It is noteworthy that the EAW has launched a number of successful media awareness campaigns such as the “Merciless Receive No Mercy” and the “I Need Water Just Like You” campaigns.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

EWPA Showcases Experience at International Conference

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Emirates Women Police Association (EWPA) took part in the 53rd Annual Training Conference of the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) held in the United Kingdom and in the celebrations for its 100th anniversary. 

Major Amina Mohamed Khamis Al Baloushi, Chairperson of the Emirates Women Police Association, highlighted the experience, achievements, and contributions that the Association has made in the realm of female police work. She emphasized the prestigious international status of the Association, noting that the achievements in police work and international participation significantly contribute to this stature.  

“The conference discussed the ways in which to protect women from violence and children from abuse,” she said; while also noting that the conference included workshops to develop the policewomen’s skills and to provide further qualifications for them.  The Chairperson of the Emirates Women Police Association also briefed the attendees on the vision and mission of the EWPA alongside their goals and achievements on local and international levels.   

The president of the IAWP granted the Emirates Women Police Association a certificate of merit for its significant achievements and for being the largest association in terms of members worldwide. 

A delegation of the EWPA participated in the events held to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Association of Women Police.

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Abu Dhabi Police Provide Hazardous Materials Training for Customs Employees

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, September 24th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

The Abu Dhabi Police carried out a training course for Hazmat liaison officers and inspectors from the General Directorate of Customs. The course aims at improving customs employees’ response to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) accidents and emergencies.

Colonel Mohammed Al Ameri, Head of the Emergency and Public Safety Department, at the Directorate General of Central Operation, Abu Dhabi Police, explained that employees received theoretical and practical training on the proper ways to respond to CBRN-related emergency incidents. “The course’s program included a definition and types of CBRN materials, the required equipment for detection and handling of CBRN materials and a hands-on training on operating life-size equipment,” he said.

Colonel Al Ameri also noted that the course reflects the commitment of Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters to implementing its vision, to ensure that the emirate of Abu Dhabi remains a society that enjoys safety and security, by providing high-quality police services to the citizens, residents and visitors of the emirate.

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Takeda Pharmaceutical: New Drug Application Approval in Japan for Copaxone® Subcutaneous Injection 20 mg Syringe, a Drug for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

OSAKA, Japan - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502) today obtained the New Drug Application approval for Copaxone® Subcutaneous Injection 20 mg Syringe (generic name: glatiramer acetate), a drug for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Developed by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Teva), Copaxone® is a subcutaneous injection administered once daily to prevent the relapse of multiple sclerosis. Copaxone® is one of the most frequently-used drugs in multiple sclerosis therapy and is approved in more than 50 countries worldwide.

In Japan, glatiramer acetate was developed as an Unapproved New Drug by Teva Pharmaceutical K.K., a wholly owned subsidiary of Teva, at the request of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. In March, 2013, Takeda and Teva signed a licensing agreement in which Teva granted Takeda the right to commercialize glatiramer acetate in Japan. Takeda submitted the NDA in December 2014 under the terms of this agreement.

The approval is based on the safety and efficacy results of an open-label, 52-week clinical trial conducted in Japan by Teva Pharmaceutical K.K. in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis as well as 3 clinical trials from overseas conducted by Teva in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

Granting of this approval in Japan represents an extremely important milestone for Takeda, and we expect that this drug, which is the first-line therapy overseas for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, can contribute to the therapy of Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis. We will continue to make efforts to deliver drugs that are needed by patients and healthcare professionals.

Overview of Copaxone
Brand name           Copaxone® Subcutaneous Injection 20 mg Syringe
Generic name           Glatiramer acetate
Indications           Prevention of relapse of multiple sclerosis
Dosage and administration           The usual adult dosage for subcutaneous injection is 20 mg of glatiramer acetate once a day.

About Glatiramer Acetate Glatiramer acetate is indicated for the prevention of relapse frequency of recurrent multiple sclerosis outside Japan. The most common side effects of the medicine are injection site reactions (erythema, pain, mass, pruritus, and edema). It is now approved in more than 50 countries worldwide, including the United States, Russia, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Israel, and all European countries.

About Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is believed to be an autoimmune disease, the cardinal sign of which is inflammatory demyelination of the central nervous system characterized by demyelinating plaques in the brain and the spinal cord. Common symptoms include visual problems, ocular motor abnormality, paresthesia, muscle weakness, spasticity, urinary dysfunction, and cognitive impairment. The disease is categorized into three types: (1) a primary progressive type which takes a chronic progressive course from the onset, (2) a relapsing-remitting type which repeats a relapse and remission, and (3) a secondary progressive type which shifts to the progressive course later. More than 80% of patients are categorized into the relapsing-remitting type. The morbidity in patients is estimated to be approximately 18,000 in Japan, and its prevalence shows an increasing trend.

About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited Located in Osaka, Japan, Takeda (TOKYO:4502) is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to strive towards better health for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Additional information about Takeda is available through its corporate website,    


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Masimo Donates $5 Million in Medical Equipment to Assist Jordan in Providing Healthcare to Over 1 Million Syrian Refugees

Relief Effort Progress Highlighted at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York, September 26-29, 2015

IRVINE, Calif - Monday, September 28th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced progress today at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting towards its commitment to donate $5 million in Signal Extraction Technology® Pulse Oximeters and Pulse CO-Oximeters® and other medical equipment to Jordanian hospitals to help improve patient care for Syrian and Iraqi refugees, as well as Jordanian citizens. A progress report video highlighting the Masimo relief effort was featured at the Plenary Session called Investing in Prevention and Resilient Health Systems. The first shipment of equipment is already in use at Al-Bashir hospital in Amman. The rest of the equipment will arrive at the Ministry of Health Office in Jordan shortly. Masimo also committed to provide ongoing training and technical support to the clinicians in Jordan.

The wars in Syria and Iraq are one of the largest ongoing humanitarian crises in the world, with over an estimated million people seeking refuge now living within Jordan’s borders, more than 600,000 of whom are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Managing healthcare is a critical requirement of stability during crises and, while new hospitals are being built near refugee camps, the vast majority of refugees reside in existing communities, heightening the demand for health services throughout Jordan. The significant burden of providing healthcare services both for routine and emergency needs is worsening daily.

“The people of Jordan have opened their hearts and country to help their neighbors in need,” said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo. “The situation in Syria keeps getting worse. The people of Jordan are our heroes – taking in the Palestinian refugees, the Iraqi refugees, then the Egyptian refugees, and now the large influx of Syrian refugees. We knew our plan for aid needed to be long-term. We not only donated the much needed oximeters, other medical equipment, and supplies but we also committed to train and provide continued technical support for the Jordanian clinicians that assist in the front line care of the people of Jordan. The need is great and it is too overwhelming for just a few countries to shoulder. As global citizens, we all need to get involved and help the people of Syria and those trying to save them.”

Masimo’s commitment to Jordan is one of several ongoing CGI commitments, and was made at a roundtable meeting convened by CGI in 2014, at which President Clinton and his Majesty King Abdullah Il ibn Al Hussein of Jordan met with Masimo’s Joe Kiani, among others, to discuss the humanitarian crisis.

The measurements provided by pulse oximeters are often referred to as the “fifth vital sign.” In a report published by the Jordanian government, they are identified as one of the most needed pieces of hospital equipment. Pulse oximeters allow a health worker to monitor a person’s oxygen levels. Confirming oxygen levels in the blood is critical as it helps identify those in need of care, those who are deteriorating, and those who are not. Pulse oximeters are widely used from health clinics to emergency departments, from surgery and the intensive care unit to the general floor. Over 100 million patients are monitored with Masimo SET® pulse oximeters around the world and in more than 100 comparative studies Masimo SET® outperformed other technologies. Researchers have found that Masimo SET® in combination with changes in clinical practice led to a reduction in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in preterm babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)¹ and an increase of 31% in the detection of newborns with critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) when used as a part of the CCHD screening protocol.2 Researchers found improved outcomes3 following the installation of continuous patient monitoring with Masimo SET® on post-surgical patients, including that zero patients suffered brain damage or died over a five-year period.4 A recent study with a Masimo Pulse CO-Oximeter® (SpHb and PVI) also showed that 30-day mortality after surgeries dropped by 25%.5

1. Castillo A, Deulofeut R, Critz A, Sola A. Prevention of retinopathy of prematurity in preterm infants through changes in clinical practice and SpO2 technology. Acta Paediatr. 2011 Feb;100(2):188-92.

2. de-Wahl Granelli A, Wennergren M, Sandberg K, Mellander M, Bejlum C, Inganäs L, Eriksson M, Segerdahl N, Agren A, Ekman-Joelsson BM, Sunnegårdh J, Verdicchio M, Ostman-Smith I. Impact of pulse oximetry screening on the detection of duct dependent congenital heart disease: a Swedish prospective screening study in 39,821 newborns. BMJ. 2009 Jan 8;338:a3037.

3. Taenzer AH, Pyke JB, McGrath SP, Blike GT. Impact of pulse oximetry surveillance on rescue events and intensive care unit transfers: a before-and-after concurrence study. Anesthesiology. 2010 Feb;112(2):282-7.

4. Taenzer et al. The Dartmouth Experience. APSF Newsletter. Spring-Summer 2012. Volume 27, No. 1, 1-28.

5. Ponsonnard S, Yonnet S, Marin B, Cros J, Ben Miled S, Nathan N. “Continuous Hb and plethysmography variability index (PVI) monitoring is associated to a decreased mortality at the scale of a whole hospital.” Proceedings of the European Society of Anaesthesiology’s Euroanaesthesia 2015 Annual Congress, May 30-June 2, Berlin, Germany, 16AP3-2, Room A1 – Poster Abstract Presentation Session, e-Board 8.

About Masimo

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is the global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies. Our mission is to improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by taking noninvasive monitoring to new sites and applications. In 1995, the company debuted Masimo SET® Measure-through-Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, which has been shown in multiple studies to significantly reduce false alarms and accurately monitor for true alarms. The benefits of Masimo SET® have been proven in more than 100 independent and objective studies and it is estimated to be used on more than 100 million patients in leading hospitals and other healthcare settings around the world. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and Pleth Variability Index (PVI®), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at

About the Clinton Global Initiative

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together 190 sitting and former heads of state, more than 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,200 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.

In addition to the Annual Meeting, CGI convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States; and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. This year, CGI also convened CGI Middle East & Africa, which brought together leaders across sectors to take action on pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions regarding the repeatability of clinical results; risks related to our belief that Masimo's unique noninvasive measurement technologies, including: total hemoglobin (SpHb®) contributes to positive clinical outcomes and patient safety; risks related to our belief that Masimo noninvasive medical breakthroughs provide cost-effective solutions with comparable accuracy and unique advantages, including: immediate and continuous results that enable earlier treatment without causing invasive trauma in all patients and in every clinical situation; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.

Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology, Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications, rainbow, SpHb, SpOC, SpCO, SpMet, PVI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Masimo Corporation.


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