AETOS Wire Latest Press Releases from AETOS Wire Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:09:03 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 DHA Credited Fakih IVF Symposium Featured Latest Reproductive Health Practices Accredited by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the 8th edition of the UAE Reproductive Symposium, organized by Fakih IVF Fertility Center, brought together several industry experts who used the platform to educate other healthcare providers about the latest and best practices in reproductive medicine. The symposium, held this past weekend offered 14.75 CME hours, and suggested new techniques and trials adapted by experts in the industry while identifying current clinical limitations and measures to overcome them.   The symposium served as an ideal avenue for obstetricians, gynecologists, urologists, infertility specialists, embryologists, lab personnel and nurses to come together and discuss the present and future goals in the field of reproductive health, and methods of subsequently implementing them in their practice. The first of the two day event commenced with Dr. Michael Fakih, Medical Director of Fakih IVF Fertility Center acknowledging the panel of experts who had made it to the symposium from across the world. A pioneer in the field of assisted reproduction with over 35,000 IVF deliveries to his credit, Dr. ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:52:31 +0100 AURAK Signs with Wayne State The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) and Wayne State University (WSU) commemorated the expansion of their Transfer Student Program agreement in a signing ceremony between AURAK President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, and Wayne State Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Keith Whitfield. AURAK, an independent, public, state-owned, non-profit, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate degrees based on the North American model with the cultural characteristics of the Gulf region, and WSU of Detroit, Michigan (USA), a public, urban research university known for academic and research excellence, success across a diverse student body, and meaningful engagement in its urban community, accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and guided by the values of collaboration, integrity, innovation, excellence, and diversity and inclusion, officially celebrated their decision to strengthen their preexisting Transfer Student Program. ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:29:29 +0100 New Private Jet Charter Trends Revealed Customized high-end solutions, privacy and of course luxury in a fast-moving and highly demanding world, just made the perfect business sense when Claudio Lietaert, Bashar Beasha and Naushad Ahmad took the bold decision to embark on their new business venture. Equipped with more than 45 years of combined extensive experience in the regional and international aviation industry, the three partners put their faith in the UAE to establish Global Jet Centre (GJC), focusing on chartering private jets, out of Dubai World Central in 2013. “Being the fastest growing market in the region and the main hub for the aviation industry made the UAE the perfect place to start our company”, said the three GJC partners. “Our deep understanding of the regional culture and our dedication and passion for aviation are our valuable assets and drive that helped us build and grow our company and will continue to lead us to more success in the future”. Throughout the past five years, GJC team focused on their strategy as they navigated through many encounters. ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:15:19 +0100 The Maritime Standard Swings Into 2019 Dubai-based publisher, conferences and awards organiser, The Maritime Standard (TMS), aims to build further on a highly successful 2018 with a number of significant new initiatives in the year ahead. The company made a number of key announcements at a special networking event held at the fashionable Dubai Hills golf club in the presence of many of the regional maritime sector's top executives and experts. The TMS networking reception at Dubai Hills golf club was attended by several leading figures from the ports and shipping sector in the UAE, and further afield, with executives flying in from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. The guest of honour was DP World UAE managing director and chief executive, Mohammed Al Muallem. Praising the contribution of TMS over the past few years, he concluded: “We are grateful for the contribution that Trevor and his team have made to promoting the maritime business in this part of the world. It is a pleasure to witness their well-earned success.” Trevor Pereira, managing director, said, “It was tremendous to have so many of our friends and loyal supporters as our guests at this special reception. ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:55:15 +0100 EFS Facilities Services Secures Managing Agent Contract with Tatweer Buildings Company (TBC) EFS Facilities Services has been awarded the contract as the Managing Agent for facilities management services with Tatweer Buildings Company (TBC) for 2714 schools across the Western Region in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, Mekkah and Medinah for a period of three years.    This project win solidifies EFS's position as a managing agent by providing subject matter expertise and aligning to industry best practices, streamlining service delivery, and continuous development across all service providers so as to enhance end user (students, staff and visitors) interface and experience. Speaking of the company's recent contract win, EFS CEO Mr. Tariq Chauhan commented, "We are ecstatic to win this mega project and contribute to the development of the educational environment in Saudi Arabia. We take great pride in working with TBC and this further reinforces EFS' presence in the educational sector.” About EFS Facilities Management Services (EFS)         Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:25:22 +0100 Rimini Street CEO Visits Seoul, Addresses Changing IT Mission (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, is committed to helping South Korean companies reduce ongoing IT operating costs and freeing up significant IT budget to invest in innovation, competitive advantage and growth, co-founder and CEO Seth A. Ravin explained during a press conference in Seoul. Mr. Ravin also highlighted continued strong and growing demand in Korea for the Company's award-winning, ultra-responsive enterprise software support model, which is disrupting the $160 billion enterprise software maintenance market worldwide. As the 4th largest economy in Asia, and the 11th largest in the world, South Korea represents a large market opportunity for the Company. Rimini Street is the leading third-party enterprise software support provider for Korean headquartered companies. ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:17:51 +0100 XPRIZE Identifies 10 Future Breakthroughs Required to Protect Our Forests (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, on the United Nations' International Day of Forests, XPRIZE is releasing the Future of Forests Impact Roadmap, created in partnership with Kimberly-Clark Corporation. The digital report and its interactive website, based on future foresight techniques, illustrate the breakthroughs required for a healthier forest ecosystem, which might be the basis of future XPRIZE competitions. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Across the world, forests provide food security and shelter, protect biodiversity and house indigenous populations. While forests cover more than 30 percent of the Earth's surface, more than 32 million acres of forests are lost due to human activity every year, with research showing that continued mass deforestation and degradation is accelerating climate change. XPRIZE designs and operates global competitions to incentivize the development of technological breakthroughs that accelerate humanity toward a better future. ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:02:10 +0100 Mark Thorne Joins BCW as Global Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer (BUSINESS WIRE)-- BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency, announced today that Mark Thorne has been appointed Global Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Thorne will be a strategic partner to BCW Global CEO Donna Imperato in transforming the agency's financial model to better reflect its wide range of services and offerings. He is based in New York and replaces Pat Przybyski, formerly Global Chief Financial Officer. “Mark is well known for his strong business acumen, deep operational experience and high-level strategic thinking,” said Imperato. “I have known Mark for many years and am thrilled to now call him my partner. He is the right leader to help BCW execute our strategies and grow exponentially.” Thorne spent the past 20 plus years with Hill+Knowlton Strategies in a range of leadership roles, most recently serving as Global Chief Financial Officer and Global Chief Operating Officer. ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:18:01 +0100 Tommy Hilfiger Calls on Social Entrepreneurs to Take on the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], is pleased to announce that year two applications for the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge are now open. The global program aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up stage businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion. After a successful first year, the company is excited to continue to work on identifying opportunities that support the advancement of the fashion industry. “The first chapter of this global initiative was an inspiring journey that put a spotlight on incredible ideas that could change the lives of people through a more positive and inclusive fashion landscape,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Through the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge we continue to mentor and support social entrepreneurs who are putting their heart and soul into addressing issues they strongly believe in. This celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit and determined optimism at the heart of our brand DNA.” Interested businesses are invited to submit project proposals that focus on inclusive fashion. ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:31:42 +0100 Imago BioSciences Announces $40 Million Series B Financing Led by Omega Funds (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Imago BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative treatments for myeloid diseases, today announced a $40 million Series B financing led by Omega Funds, a leading international investment firm that creates and invests in life sciences companies. Other investors participating in the round include existing investors Frazier Healthcare Partners, Amgen Ventures, and MRL Ventures Fund as well as HighLight Capital, Pharmaron and Greenspring Associates. Dr. Dina Chaya from Omega Funds will join the board of directors and Dennis Henner will remain Chairman of the Board, representing his fund. “Imago BioSciences is extremely gratified with the interest and support of the investment community; we are particularly pleased with the composition of this new investment syndicate,” said Hugh Young Rienhoff, Jr. M.D., CEO at Imago BioSciences. “These funds will enable Imago to advance our programs through the completion of Phase 2b studies. ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:49:44 +0100 KILL OnMiners Changing the Game in Cryptocurrency Mining (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Business Wire requests that NewsItemId: 20190318005779, OnMiners press release "OnMiners Changing the Game in Cryptocurrency Mining" issued March 18, 2019 be removed. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:     View source version on Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:55:41 +0100 ExaGrid Nominated in Six Categories for the 2019 Network Computing Awards (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ExaGrid®, a leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup, today announced that it has been nominated in six categories for the 2019 Network Computing Awards. ExaGrid has become a finalist for Data Centre Product of the Year, The Return on Investment Award, Hardware Product of the Year, Product of the Year, The Customer Service Award, and Company of the Year. Voting to determine the winner in each category is underway now and closes on April 23. The results will be revealed at an evening award ceremony in London on May 2. ExaGrid's model EX63000E backup storage appliance with data deduplication is a nominee in four categories. The model provides the largest scale-out system and offers up to a 2PB full backup with an ingest rate of 432TB/hr, which is three times faster than any other backup storage on the market. “We are thrilled to be nominated by IT staff, and recognized by Network Computing, in six prestigious categories this year,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid. ... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:41:17 +0100 FANCL Regains Control of Their IT Roadmap by Switching to Rimini Street Support for its SAP ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that FANCL, a leading additive-free cosmetics and health food products company in Japan, has switched to Rimini Street support for its SAP ECC 6.0 system. Rimini Street has enabled FANCL to take full control of their ERP roadmap and chart its direction based on the company's business needs -- like advancing their digital transformation initiatives -- versus continuing to follow a vendor-dictated roadmap. Additionally, FANCL now receives premium-level, ultra responsive support for its current, stable SAP system for a minimum of 15 years from the time the company transitioned to Rimini Street. The company also immediately realized savings of 50 percent in annual support fees. FANCL is able to reinvest this significant cost saving into updating and modernizing the company's customer management and sales systems – which had become a bottleneck for innovation – as well as updating their mail ordering, store purchases and online systems. ... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:33:48 +0100 Corsair Infrastructure Partners Announces Long Term Investments by HarbourVest Partners (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Corsair Infrastructure Partners (“CIP”), the global infrastructure investment business of Corsair Capital (“Corsair”), today announced that HarbourVest Partners (“HarbourVest”), a leading institutional investor active across multiple asset classes and geographies, has invested in three new CIP-managed funds established to deploy capital in the aviation, port, and road sectors. Earlier this year, CIP's new funds closed on the acquisitions of shareholdings in three platform companies – the airport developer Vantage Airport Group, the Australian stevedore DP World Australia, and the Spanish toll-road operator Itínere Infraestructuras – from various selling shareholders including Gateway Infrastructure Investments, a legacy CIP-managed vehicle. The investments from HarbourVest come from a long-term pool of institutional capital dedicated to supporting infrastructure equity sponsors like CIP, and will play an important role in the execution of CIP's growth strategies for all three platforms. Hari R. Rajan, Managing Director of Corsair and Head of CIP said, “We are excited to welcome HarbourVest as a leading investor in our new funds. ... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:34:33 +0100 Susan Ochs Joins PSB as Global Head, Financial Services (BUSINESS WIRE)-- PSB, a global research-based consultancy, announced today that Susan Ochs has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Global Head, Financial Services, effective immediately. Ochs is based in New York and is responsible for the global development of the financial services practice and will contribute to other industry practices as well. “We are proud of the amazing brands we currently partner with across the financial sector,” said Mike Chuter, CEO, PSB, to whom Ochs reports. “With Susan's combination of private and public finance expertise we'll be able to deliver even more meaningful insights to our current and future partners. We are delighted to welcome Susan and are excited about the deep experience she brings.” Ochs has more than two decades of experience across the financial sector – as both a practitioner and policymaker. Most recently, she was Founder and CEO of The Better Banking Project, which works with practitioners, regulators and other stakeholders to promote and measure industry best practices. Prior financial positions include senior roles in government at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. ... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 06:34:34 +0100 Her Excellency Sheikha Hind Attends International Universities Arabic Debating Championship ... Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF), attended the closing ceremony of the fifth edition of the International Universities Arabic Debating Championship (IUDC) organized by QatarDebate, a member of QF. The championship – held under the patronage of  Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani – took place at Qatar National Convention Centre from March 16-20, 2019, and included 107 teams from 51 Arab and non-Arab countries. During the ceremony, Her Excellency Sheikha Hind presented the winners with their awards. The debate team from Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan took first place in this year's edition of IUDC. The boys' team from Qatar University was awarded second place, while the team from the University of Amar Telidji in Algeria was awarded third place. In her speech at the closing ceremony, Dr. Hayat Abdullah Maarafi, Executive Director of QatarDebate, welcomed guests to the event, expressing her pleasure at seeing such a large crowd “brought together by the Arabic language to celebrate their diversity and passion for debate. ... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:52:17 +0100 HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair Opens in April (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asia's leading HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair is welcoming its 34th edition in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 20-23 April 2019. Some 2,200 global exhibitors will showcase a wide range of high-quality household items to global buyers. In 2018, over 29,500 buyers from 112 countries and regions visited the fair. WGSN to Curate the Latest Houseware Trends HKTDC is partnering with WGSN, a well-known trend forecasting agency, to curate the trend concept display areas, unveiling the Spring/Summer 2020 houseware trends with a variety of houseware and interior design products on display. “L.I.F.E.” Theme to Showcase Quality Products In order to create an easy-to-navigate setting and provide a superior sourcing experience, the Houseware Fair will continue to feature products under four main themes that represent a harmony of “L.I.F.E”, namely “Lifestyle”, “Interior”, “Feast” and “Enrich”. Lifestyle Zones under “Lifestyle” includes “Hall of Elegance”, “World of Fine Dining”, “World of Fine Decor” and “Green Living”. ... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:31:20 +0100 Velodyne Demonstrates Lidar Solution for Rich Perception Data Collection on NVIDIA DRIVE Platform (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced its surround-view lidar solutions for collecting rich perception data in testing and validation are available on the NVIDIA DRIVE™ autonomous driving platform--allowing full, 360-degree perception in real time, facilitating highly accurate localization and path-planning capabilities. Velodyne sensors' characteristics are also available on NVIDIA DRIVE Constellation™, an open, scalable simulation platform that enables large-scale, bit-accurate hardware-in-the-loop testing of AVs. The solution's DRIVE Sim™ software simulates lidar and other sensors, recreating a self-driving car's inputs with high fidelity in the virtual world. “Velodyne and NVIDIA are at the forefront delivering the high-resolution sensing and high-performance computing needed for autonomous driving,” said Mike Jellen, president and chief commercial officer of Velodyne Lidar. “As an NVIDIA DRIVE ecosystem partner, our intelligent lidar sensors are foundational to advance vehicle autonomy, safety, and driver assistance systems at leading global manufacturers. ... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:25:23 +0100 Andersen Global Adds Collaborating Firm in Romania (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global today announced a collaboration agreement with Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, a law firm with offices in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca and its tax arm, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații Tax. This is the first collaboration agreement in Romania, and continues Andersen Global's expansion in Eastern Europe. Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is a full-service independent law firm with more than 110 lawyers, including 28 partners in its Bucharest office. It also operates a secondary office in Cluj-Napoca, and has national coverage based on correspondent law offices in major cities. The firm employs a multidisciplinary approach to the legal practice including dedicated specialized divisions – tax, insolvency, and IP. In addition, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii set up Foreign Desks – China Desk, Israel Desk, Moldovan Desk – to address the growing needs of foreign investors looking to enter the Romanian market. ... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:15:11 +0100 New GSMA Study: China's Mobile Ecosystem Equivalent To 5.5% Of China's GDP (BUSINESS WIRE)-- China's mobile ecosystem added RMB5.2 trillion ($750 billion) in value to the country's economy last year, equivalent to 5.5 per cent of China's GDP in 20181, according to a new GSMA report. The data features in the first ever China edition of the GSMA's Mobile Economy report series, which is published today at a special roundtable event in Beijing to discuss the latest developments in the Chinese mobile industry as it enters the 5G era. “Our new report outlines how China's mobile industry has been a key driver of economic growth, inclusion and modernisation – creating a new generation of digital consumers and transforming industry and society,” said Mats Granryd, Director General of the GSMA. “After spending billions over the last decade deploying 4G networks to all corners of the country, Chinese mobile operators are now set to invest a further RMB401 billion ($58 billion) over the next two years to prepare for and begin 5G rollouts, laying the groundwork for China to become one of the world's leading 5G markets.” The report reveals that: China is the largest mobile market in the world, home to almost 1. ... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:56:04 +0100 Kohler Celebrates the Details of Design at Milan Design Week 2019 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kohler, a global lifestyle brand, returns to Milan Design Week to host an enticing sensory experience inside the historic Palazzo Del Senato (via Senato, 10, 20121 Milan, Italy). The large-scale immersive exhibit showcases Kohler's bold approach to design and the brand's most stunning products through an artful combination of water, technology, texture, and color. The installation will be open April 9 through April 13 from 10am – 7pm daily. “Milan Design Week is the ultimate celebration of creativity and innovation among the global design community,” said Jim Lewis, Vice President of Kohler Kitchen and Bath Global Marketing. “The energy and spirit of the event make it the perfect place to explore new ideas and celebrate our latest design expressions with an inspirational audience of designers from around the world.” Nature plays a pivotal role with the inclusion of a “digital garden” at the entrance of the exhibit as well as an infinity garden that whimsically juxtaposes Kohler's Smart Home collection. Kohler's space also features a bar and lounge area for guests to relax and recharge. ... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:43:03 +0100 HCL and Xerox Expand Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Operational Transformation (BUSINESS WIRE)-- HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, announced that it signed a managed services agreement with Xerox (NYSE: XRX). Under the terms of the agreement, HCL will manage portions of Xerox's shared services, including global administrative and support functions, including, among others, selected information technology and finance functions (excluding accounting). Leveraging HCL's global scale and capabilities, Xerox will strategically evolve its shared services into process-first, technology-led digital operations. This seven-year agreement for an incremental $1.3 billion continues to build on the success of the Xerox-HCL relationship, which began in 2009 with product engineering and support services. Under that agreement, HCL currently manages aspects of Xerox's mechanical, electrical and software engineering activities for printer and imaging product lines. Together, HCL and Xerox have delivered 215 U.S. patents and have created world-class R&D labs that are tightly integrated with Xerox infrastructure and standards. ... Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:11:50 +0100 OnMiners Changing the Game in Cryptocurrency Mining (BUSINESS WIRE)-- OnMiners S.A ( has recently earned the distinction becoming the first company ever to introduce an extraordinary range of endothermic cryptocurrency mining rigs. A team of investors working towards making crypto mining simple and profitable, OnMiners has introduced three highly efficient mining rigs utilizing the latest endothermic chip technology. Each of these products offers biggest hash-rates available in the market while minimizing power consumption and heat/noise generation. The three OnMiners mining rigs named On2U, On4U, and OnTower can mine Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Monero, Dash, and Zcash. Users can start mining their preferred coins immediately because all the units come pre-configured and just need to be plugged in. The most noteworthy feature of these mining rigs is their endothermic nature. Unlike any other similar product in the market, these miners absorb heat energy from the surroundings instead of releasing it. This ensures incomparably low energy consumption for the units. Mentioned below are the hash-rates offered by the products for mining different coins. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 16:19:00 +0100 Zoho sees over 100% market growth in the UAE, announces initiatives for the region Zoho, a global provider of cloud-based business software, today announced its plans for expanding and reinforcing its presence in the UAE and GCC region. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the company's annual user conference, Zoholics Dubai. The initiatives include launch of Zoho's Arabic website, and alliance with PayTabs that will help businesses with payment processing. Zoho has seen over 100 per cent growth in the UAE last year, and 71 per cent growth in the GCC region. In the last one year, Zoho has opened an office in Dubai to function as its regional headquarters, significantly expanded its partner network to support local businesses and participated in local events to improve engagement with its customers. The company also launched VAT-compliant local versions of its accounting software, Zoho Books in KSA and Bahrain. Zoho Books has been accredited by Federal Tax Authority (FTA) and General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT).   "The UAE is the fastest growing region for us, and we are investing more to strengthen our position here," said Hyther Nizam, President MEA, Zoho Corp. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:36:03 +0100 Fintech will radically improve financial health of people in the Gulf, say experts FinTech will radically improve the financial health of the people of the Gulf through access to next-generation banking services, says Mr. Simon Galpin, Managing Director of Bahrain Economic Development Board. He was speaking at Finnovex ME 2019, a one-day conference on financial innovation and excellence, held in Dubai. “FinTech holds the strongest potential to impact the ME economy with the potential of open banking to transform the services available to consumers in the short to medium-term. We're also laying the foundations for the development of cryptocurrency in the Middle East. That's another technology that has the potential to take off and progress far beyond what we've seen to date,” he added. “As technology continues to transform every sector and market, those who don't innovate are left behind. But creating the conditions for innovation is a little trickier; but is possible. It's more conducive to the culture of entrepreneurialism that we're fostering here as we create an environment for the next generation of digitally-minded companies to take root and flourish. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:10:11 +0100 Survey Says: Project Leaders Need More PMTQ (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Project Management Institute (PMI) today released its Pulse of the Profession® report which reveals that organizations wasted almost 12 percent of their investment in project spend last year due to poor performance—a number that's barely budged over the past five years. As a solution, PMI is calling on project leaders worldwide to evaluate and bolster their Project Management Technology Quotient or PMTQ. PMI developed the tenets of PMTQ by drawing on insights from innovator companies that put a high priority on digital skills acquisition and knowledge coupled with a commitment to a strong project management culture. PMTQ adds a layer of project management to the concept of technology quotient (TQ), which is defined as a person's ability to adapt, manage and integrate content advances in technology for a project or organization. "In jobs of the future, project teams will be more and more reliant on technology as either an enabler or sometimes as a team member," said Murat Bicak, Senior Vice President, Strategy of PMI. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:48:54 +0100 AGCO Announces Strategic Partnership with Solinftec (BUSINESS WIRE) -- AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), a world-leading manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment solutions, announces a commercial and technological partnership with Solinftec, a world-leading developer and distributor of digital agriculture solutions. The partnership will give AGCO customers direct access to Solinftec´s portfolio of solutions including on-board computers, weather stations, soil sensors, telemetry networks, proprietary algorithms and the real-time generation of actionable insights generating operational efficiency and agronomic efficacy. The new solutions will launch in Brazil beginning in early 2019 for growers of sugarcane, soybean, corn and cotton and will launch in the United States for the 2020 crop cycle for corn and soybean growers. Solinftec's offerings will complement the fleet and farm solutions already available through AGCO's Fuse® smart farming portfolio. For 11 years, Solinftec has brought solutions to its clients that capture and process data real-time and online, focusing on improving the broad operational ecosystem of a farm. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:14:00 +0100 Dynatrace Positioned Highest for Ability to Execute and Furthest for Completeness in Vision in ... (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Software intelligence company Dynatrace LLC, today announced that it has been positioned highest for ‘ability to execute' and furthest for ‘completeness of vision' in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM).* “We are proud to see our position this year and extend our gratitude to our customers who constantly challenge and inspire us to keep pushing the boundaries of innovation,” said John Van Siclen, CEO of Dynatrace. “Several years ago, we anticipated that digital transformation would be cloud-first, and that the then emerging enterprise cloud would create a major disruption throughout the application and infrastructure landscape. We took a radical approach, to rebuild from the ground-up a new platform intended to fit the new requirements of dynamic, webscale cloud monitoring. With our unique AI driven approach and advanced automation, our customers enjoy answers and insights rather than clicking through data, pouring through logs or guessing at root cause. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:10:40 +0100 Citrusbyte Announces Global Rebrand to Theorem (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Citrusbyte, a leading provider of innovation and engineering services to the Fortune 500, announces that beginning today, the company will operate under the new brand name Theorem. The new name for the firm reflects a realignment of the company's brand with its long-term vision and strategy for delivering transformative innovation services to the world's biggest enterprises. “The Theorem name represents the company that we have built over the last 12 years. This isn't a redefinition of who we are — it is about ensuring our brand accurately reflects what we have become. Our focus on people and culture as the fundamental drivers of business innovation is reflected in our new identity,” said Brady Brim-DeForest, Theorem CEO. “The Theorem name is about reconnecting with the mathematical, computer science driven DNA of our organization and it elegantly captures our iterative, hypothesis-driven process.” Theorem is a new kind of consulting company built for a world where the only constant is change. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:39:19 +0100 Woman conceives after 13 failed IVFs Longing to be a mother, Joelle Nasr tried in-vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle 13 times, each leaving her heart-broken and shattered with no positive results. However, determined to be a parent, Joel did not lose hope and continued her battle with infertility, only to be blessed with twins at Fakih IVF Fertility Center. Blissfully married for 13 years, Nasr- a physical educator who loved children felt heartbroken when she couldn't have one of her own. Her battle with infertility started in 2005 when she first realized that she was unable to conceive naturally. Her first IVF was successful but resulted in a miscarriage after 16 weeks. After that, it was only downhill for the next 12 years. “I work as a physical educator in a school and I love kids, all my summer and winter breaks were spent in Fertility Centers, trying to have children of my own, traveling back and forth between UAE and Lebanon with nothing more than negative results every time,” explained Mrs. Nasr. When everything seemed to fall apart, Nasr travelled to USA to seek treatment at one of the best fertility centres' the country is host to. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:07:16 +0100 The We Company FY 2018 Financial Results Conference Call (BUSINESS WIRE)-- WeWork Companies Inc. (the “Company”), as issuer of its 7.875% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “Senior Notes”), will hold a conference call on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 5:00 P.M. Eastern Time for the benefit of certain qualified participants in order to discuss the Company's financial results for the fiscal year 2018. Current holders and beneficial owners of the Senior Notes, bona fide prospective purchasers of the Senior Notes who are qualified institutional buyers (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933) or non-U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933), securities analysts, and market-making financial institutions may gain access to the call information for the conference call by registering on the Company's secure website at Additional information about the call (including dial-in number) will be provided on the secure website. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 11:36:34 +0100 Dubai's Construction Giant Reign Holdings Scoops Major Real Estate Award (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Reign Holdings Group Chairman Samir Salya is celebrating after the global firm scooped a major international business award. His multi-billion-pound construction company has been named as one of the Top Real Estate Companies in the Middle East by Forbes Magazine. Mr. Salya was presented with the award at a glittering ceremony in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel at Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, where the judges said they wanted to celebrate Reign Holdings' ongoing work in the region. The company has already won plaudits for its residential and commercial real estate development and has plans to invest a further $1 - $1.5billion in Dubai and Europe between now and 2022. Reign Holdings is currently creating more than 1,500 new residential units in design stage and constructing more than 1,500 residential units globally. Hotels and residential tower accommodations are being built in Jumeriah Village Circle alongside designing development plots at the iconic World Islands and Palm Jumeirah sites. Mr. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:42:57 +0100 Western Union Teams Up with Thunes to Expand Payout Capabilities to Mobile Wallets (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has teamed up with Thunes, a cross-border payments network for emerging markets, to enable Western Union customers to send funds directly into mobile wallets around the world. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: Senders can now utilise Western Union's growing digital network or an agent location to send funds directly into a recipient's mobile wallet. “We are continuously expanding and enhancing our account payout portfolio, providing customers with multiple payout options including bank accounts, cards or mobile wallets,” said Sobia Rahman, Global Head of Account Payout Network for Western Union. “Our goal is to make digital money transfer services more accessible, with a specific focus on enabling mobile transactions. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:40:47 +0100 ATP Prevents DDR3 Supply Shortage with New Own-Built DDR3 8 Gbit Components and Modules (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ATP Electronics, the leading manufacturer of “Industrial Only” memory and storage solutions, has announced its commitment to provide its own high-density DDR3 8 Gbit components to ensure the steady supply of DDR3 memory, especially for customers in the networking and embedded industries that are yet unable to upgrade to latest-generation platforms immediately. As the DRAM market migrates to DDR4 memory, several key manufacturers have already announced end-of-life (EOL) production of DDR3 modules based on high-density DDR3 8 Gbit components, including EOL notice of the components. “ATP is committed to preventing a supply shortage of DDR3 memory that could adversely affect the business operations of our valued customers,” said Marco Mezger, ATP Vice President of Global Marketing. “To continue supporting their requirements for specific DDR3 memory such as VLP RDIMMs or high-density SO-DIMMs now and in the foreseeable future, ATP has decided to provide its own DDR3 8 Gbit components for these modules. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:02:34 +0100 ExxonMobil Provides $300,000 to Support Relief Efforts in Mozambique Following Cyclone Idai (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ExxonMobil said today that it is providing $300,000 to aid agencies to support disaster relief and recovery efforts in Mozambique following Cyclone Idai, which made landfall on March 14. Of this amount, $250,000 will be contributed to the American Red Cross for ongoing rescue efforts and for food, shelter and comfort for the storm's victims. ExxonMobil's affiliate ExxonMobil Moçambique Limitada will contribute another $50,000 to organizations operating in Mozambique that are assisting the government with disaster relief efforts. “We are deeply saddened by the impact of Cyclone Idai on Mozambique and surrounding countries,” said Darren W. Woods, ExxonMobil chairman and chief executive officer. “The devastation has been widespread, and this funding will help provide relief during a difficult time. Our thoughts are with everyone affected.” ExxonMobil employees and contractors have been reported safe following the cyclone. In Mozambique, ExxonMobil holds an indirect 25 percent interest in Area 4 and will lead the construction and operation of onshore natural gas liquefaction plants. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 08:26:53 +0100 NTT DATA Names FlytBase as Winner of Ninth Open Innovation Contest (BUSINESS WIRE)-- NTT DATA (TOKYO: 9613), a leading IT services provider, announced today that it has awarded Pune, India-based FlytBase as the Open Innovation Contest 9.0 champion for developing the world's first Internet of Drones (IoD) platform for easily deploying intelligent drones connected with cloud-based business applications. The winning proposal was chosen during the contest's Grand Finale event at NTT DATA headquarters in Tokyo on March 13-14. Going forward, NTT DATA will collaborate with FlytBase to develop a concrete business plan. FlytBase provides the edge and cloud-based software layers to deploy fleets of fully automated, cloud-connected drones at scale. Compatible with all major drones and hardware platforms, the solution can be leveraged for enhanced efficiency in diverse fields, such as agriculture, animal detection (farms), rescue, parking-lot monitoring, warehouse inventory management, environmental monitoring and compliance. In the contest, it was judged to be the overall best added-value IT service for NTT DATA customers, which include public bodies, the private sector and individuals. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 07:41:20 +0100 Atkins Appoints New Chief Executive Officer of Engineering, Design and Project Management for ... Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, announces that Mr. Grant Porter has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the company's Engineering, Design and Project Management business in the Middle East and Africa. Located in the Middle East, Mr. Porter will oversee current engineering, design and project management projects as well as drive future growth prospects to further strengthen the company's long-established presence in the region. “Atkins has established a world-class reputation by delivering some of the region's most iconic projects that meet cities' growth demand and maximize economic impact. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Porter has played an integral role in growing our regional business presence as part of the senior leadership team, and recently as Chief Operating Officer,” said Nick Roberts, President, Atkins, Engineering, Design and Project Management. “As CEO, he will continue to drive our growth strategy and cement our regional footprint that has spanned over 50 years.” Mr. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:50:14 +0100 “The decision to suspend circulation of Al Shifa Honey products in markets across Oman ... The company that produces and markets Al Shifa honey explained that the decision by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) to suspend the circulation of Al Shifa Natural honey pertains to two specific batches and not the company's full products line. The withdrawal decision is applicable for the batches that were produced in 2/1/2016 and will expire on 2/1/2021 and the product packaged on 1/9/2018 that will expire on 31/8/2023, with a total weight of 3 kgs, for “non-compliance with the standard specifications of honey”. In a statement released today, the company indicated that it has contacted the Omani authorities to inquire as to the reasons for the withdrawal of these products from all markets of the Sultanate. Commenting on the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) decision, the company said that the preliminary analysis of the two batches under consideration prove that packaging was made in accordance with the requirements of the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) and GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) No. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 06:21:25 +0100 P&G Sets New Goal to Deliver 25 Billion Liters of Clean Drinking Water to Families in Need ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- This World Water Day, Procter & Gamble (P&G) is celebrating the achievement of its 2020 goal of delivering 15 billion liters of clean drinking water through its non-profit Children's Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program. P&G is now accelerating its efforts to help provide clean drinking water to even more people by delivering 25 billion liters – more than 100 billion glasses of water – worldwide by 2025. Since the program launched in 2004, P&G has worked closely with a network of more than 150 partners to raise awareness of the global water crisis and provide water to families in more than 90 countries through a simple purification process invented by a P&G laundry scientist. With just one packet, a bucket, a stick and a clean cloth, 10 liters of dirty, potentially deadly, water can be turned into clean, drinkable water in only 30 minutes. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 844 million people globally do not have access to clean drinking water. UNICEF estimates that women and children spend 40 billion hours each year collecting and managing water that is often contaminated. ... Wed, 20 Mar 2019 05:23:15 +0100 Philip Morris International Announces Projects Selected in Second Funding Round of PMI IMPACT; ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) announced today 31 projects selected for funding in the second round of PMI IMPACT, a global initiative supporting third party programs dedicated to fighting illegal trade and related crimes. The PMI IMPACT Expert Council reviewed and selected the projects from more than 157 proposals. The successful applicants come from 23 countries in Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia, North and South America, representing a broad range of sectors including think tanks, academic institutions, universities and law enforcement authorities. A total of $21 million has been allocated for the implementation of the selected projects. “The projects announced today stand out for their innovative thinking and systematic approach to addressing the complexities of illegal trade and its links to a broader range of criminal activities,” stated Paul Makin, member of the PMI IMPACT Expert Council. “We are looking forward to seeing these ideas come to fruition and thereby help advance the global efforts to strengthen security and prevent crime around the world. ... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:22:08 +0100 Fakih IVF to Host a Symposium to Highlight Latest Advances in Reproductive Medicine In keeping with HH Sheikh Mohammed's vision of making Dubai a center of medical excellence, Fakih IVF will host a high-quality annual Continuing Medical Education (CME) symposium from 22nd to 23rd March at Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai. The symposium will host over 1200 medical experts and shed light on the latest advances in reproductive medicine. Accredited by Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the symposium will offer 14.75 CME hours and discuss new techniques and treatment modalities in reproductive medicine. It will also identify current clinical challenges in reproductive medicine and in-vitro fertilization (IVF), as well as evaluate methods to individualize treatment to provide to better care for patients. “We are excited to host the CME symposium, which will serve as a strategic platform for experts to learn and share best practices. As a responsible organisation, Fakih IVF has been committed to institutionalize infertility treatment in the country, and hosting this knowledge forum is in line with our efforts to enhance the existing treatments,” said Dr Michael Fakih, Medical Director of Fakih IVF Fertility Center. ... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:14:29 +0100 Saudi Arabia Takes Another Step forward in Its Transformation Drive King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia today launched four wellbeing projects for the kingdom's capital Riyadh, which will significantly improve the lives of its citizens, transform the city into an attractive destination and make it one of the world's most livable cities. The four wellbeing projects - King Salman Park, Sports Boulevard, Green Riyadh and Riyadh Art – complement the Saudi Vision 2030's “Quality of Life” Program and are aligned with the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, to create sustainable cities and communities, while driving urgent action against climate change. Developed with a government investment of US$23 billion, the four projects will offer opportunities worth US$15 billion for the private sector to invest in the residential, commercial, recreational and wellness areas. In addition to providing tens of thousands of new jobs, they will also contribute to an integrated approach to wellness, health, sports, culture and the arts, underpinned by a commitment to environmental sustainability. With its 13.4 square kilometers, King Salman Park will be a green oasis in an urban setting and will be the largest city park in the world. ... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:52:39 +0100 Billy O'Riordan Joins Brightcove as Senior Vice President, International Sales (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOV), the leading provider of cloud services for video, today announced the appointment of Billy O’Riordan as Senior Vice President, International Sales. Based in London, O’Riordan will lead the sales organizations in Australia, Southeast Asia, and EMEA, reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer. “Billy is a sales veteran with a proven track record of driving growth and modernizing sales operations around the globe. With his experience and leadership, we are confident that he will immediately drive value within the organization,” said Rick Hanson, Chief Revenue Officer, Brightcove. “Billy’s track record of successful sales leadership will provide the Brightcove international sales team with the clarity, consistency, and alignment needed to achieve faster, more consistent growth globally.” “Brightcove is the unequivocal leader in online video and there is no company better positioned to help customers realize the effectiveness of video,” said O’Riordan. ... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:14:55 +0100 SpeeDx Distribution Network Expands to the Middle East (BUSINESS WIRE)-- SpeeDx Pty. Ltd. have announced signing new partners Al Zahrawi Medical Supplies LLC for distribution of ResistancePlus® and PlexPCR® tests across UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar. “Al Zahrawi Medical are the leading medical and diagnostic suppliers in the region and will be the perfect partner to expand our business into the GCC,” says Colin Denver, SpeeDx CEO. “Our products address the global issues of antibiotic resistance and reproductive health. With this deal we are pleased that even more laboratories will now be able to access our ResistancePlus tests for Mycoplasma genitalium and gonorrhoea to bring Resistance Guided Therapy to patients worldwide.” The SpeeDx ResistancePlus tests provide valuable information, combining detection of infection with genetic markers linked to antibiotic resistance – empowering clinicians to make informed treatment decisions. ... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:47:53 +0100 Forbes And BusyInternet Launch Forbes8, a Digital Video Network In Ghana Designed To Inspire ... (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Forbes and BusyInternet today announced the availability of Forbes8, a digital network that features more than 2,000 videos designed to inspire every aspect of an entrepreneur's journey. BusyInternet has for the past 18 years built a strong heritage of empowering its customers and supporting businesses – particularly small-and medium-sized businesses – to grow and fully optimize their potentials. Forbes8's strategic partnership with BusyInternet will help drive focus in further detail and add new dimensions. Forbes8 offers information, tips, advice and tools to help entrepreneurs get their start and accelerate their growth. Leveraging Forbes' editorial expertise in championing entrepreneurial capitalism, Forbes8 features video spotlighting the best minds in business – all categorized into four distinct themes: Inspire, Launch, Grow and Impact. Intelligent machine-learning/artificial intelligence capabilities deliver a personalized experience at scale, creating custom playlists based on an individual's on-boarding needs and preferences. ... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:18:28 +0100 Gemalto Expands Cloud HSM On Demand Solutions (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced the availability of three new cloud-based Hardware Security Module (HSM) services, HSM On Demand for CyberArk, HSM On Demand for Hyperledger and HSM On Demand for Oracle TDE. Each service is available through the SafeNet Data Protection on Demand platform, a marketplace of cloud-based HSM, encryption and key management services that easily integrates with most widely used cloud services and IT products to protect data wherever it is created, accessed or stored. The rapid adoption of cloud and digital services has made it difficult for organizations to secure data and identities that are created, stored and managed outside the perimeter. While organizations recognize that data encryption is the optimal solution to secure sensitive information, they can be challenged by the cost and complexity of deploying encryption, including Hardware Security Modules to secure their cryptographic operations. Gemalto's SafeNet Data Protection On Demand solves these challenges by providing cloud-based HSM services that and can be deployed in minutes without the need for highly skilled staff. ... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:58:48 +0100 Jamalon Continues To Disrupt Arabic Publishing after Successfully Raising ... Jamalon, the largest online Arabic book retailer, announced today that it has successfully completed the first leg of its Series B funding round, raising over $10M in investments from existing and new shareholders. It is the largest amount ever received by an e​-commerce retailer in Arabic publishing.   This latest funding round secured further investments from leading investor Wamda Capital, followed by Aramex, and new investments from Anova Investments, 500 Falcons, Endeavor Catalyst​, and others​.  The round reflects the strong demand for investors within the Arabic content and e​-commerce industry.   The funds will be used to increase the reach of Arabic books across the globe. They will empower Jamalon to continue disrupting the MENA publishing sector by scaling-up its innovative Print-on-Demand service, already active and able to print over 2 million titles in under 5 minutes per book. The service gives instant global access to thousands of Arabic writers and publishers at incomparable prices. ... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:20:23 +0100 TRIPLE-1, Inc. Signed a Distributorship Contract with Fujitsu Electronics Inc. (BUSINESS WIRE)-- TRIPLE-1, Inc. (Representative Director: Takuya Yamaguchi) and Fujitsu Electronics Inc. (Representative Director: Junji Ogihara) have entered into a distributorship contract for a mining ASIC (application specific IC) “KAMIKAZE” that uses the world's most advanced 7nm process technology. --- Background: In the development market for mining ICs, which requires huge computing power and high power efficiency, the introduction of advanced process technology has been attempted positively and just like the development market for ICs for smartphones, which is one of the world's leading manufacture industries, the driving force for development came from the process miniaturization in the advanced semiconductor industry. As of 2019, there is a mover away from the mainstream 16nm process which had been the oligopoly of traditional Chinese region manufacturers to the state-of-the-art 7nm process. ... Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:52:16 +0100 Vistra Announces New Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Appointments (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vistra, a leading global trust, fund administration and corporate services provider, today announced the appointment of Alan Brown as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Geoff Weir as Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Alan and Geoff will join Vistra in April. Based in Vistra's headquarters in Hong Kong, both Alan and Geoff will also join the company's Board. Their appointments are subject to regulatory approval. Simon Hinshelwood, who has been leading the business as the Executive Chairman, will resume his Non-Executive Chairman role on the Board. Alan has extensive experience in leading global organisations, in particular, businesses going through significant transformations. He has worked across a number of industries and has lived and worked in the UK, Europe, and Asia – with particularly strong China experience. He was most recently CEO of ASCO Group – an Aberdeen, Scotland headquartered global oil and gas services company. ... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:23:36 +0100 Boehringer Ingelheim announces FDA and EMA regulatory submission for nintedanib in systemic ... Systemic sclerosis (SSc), also known as scleroderma, is a rare chronic connective tissue disease Pulmonary fibrosis, or fibrosing interstitial lung disease (ILD), is a key driver of mortality in people living with SSc and constitutes a high unmet need1,2 Improving the lives of people living with pulmonary fibrosis is a key focus for Boehringer Ingelheim   (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boehringer Ingelheim has filed for regulatory approval of nintedanib in patients with systemic sclerosis associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) with the FDA and EMA. Nintedanib as an anti-fibrotic medicine is already approved in more than 70 countries for the treatment of patients living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Systemic sclerosis, also known as scleroderma, is a rare disease characterised by thickening and scarring of connective tissue throughout the body.1,2 The disease can cause scarring of the skin, lungs (interstitial lung disease), heart and kidneys which can be debilitating and may become life-threatening.1,2 Approximately 25% of patients develop significant pulmonary involvement within three years of diagnosis. ... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:31:59 +0100 Turki Alnader Joins Tech Mahindra as Vice President Sales for Communications, Media & ... Tech Mahindra Ltd. a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business reengineering services and solutions, announced the appointment of Turki Abdullah Alnader as Vice President Sales, Saudi Arabia for their telecom division. Tech Mahindra, which is part of a diversified business conglomerate Mahindra Group, has been present in Saudi Arabia since 2006 catering to over thirty active customers. The company has a combined presence of over 1000 associates in the KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) including the team that came with the acquisition of Lightbridge Communications Corporation (LCC) in November 2014. Some of Tech Mahindra's prominent customers in the country include the largest oil & gas companies, major petrochemical companies, one of the largest manufacturing group, leading banks and telecom companies. Manish Agrawal, Regional Head – Communications, Media & Entertainment Business, MEA, Tech Mahindra, said, “We are pleased to appoint Eng. Turki Alnader as the head of our Communications, Media & Entertainment business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is one of Tech Mahindra's focus market with MEA region. ... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:13:04 +0100 Cristal Group Announces Menno De Boer as the New Chief Operating Officer The Cristal Group has announced the appointment of Menno De Boer as Chief Operating Officer.   A seasoned hotelier with 30 years of experience across the Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific. Making the announcement, Kamal Fakhoury, Cristal Group's CEO stated “We are delighted to welcome Menno as our new COO. Menno has an established track record, and I am confident he will lead the group towards global success.” Menno's experience spans across all aspects of the hospitality industry – from openings to revamping and consulting.  Menno was recently cluster General Manager at the five star Bayat Hotel by Cristal and Bayat Suites by Cristal in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; prior to that he was Hotel Director for the NH Collection Barbizon Palace Amsterdam, and Area General Manager in Bavaria Regent Hotel Hailar China. After obtaining his degree at the Hague Hotel Management School in the Netherlands in Hotel Administration, Menno continued to pursue advance trainings and workshops with Hilton International, Oberoi Hotels and Moevenpick Hotels & Resorts. Menno will oversee the group's operations spanning eleven properties operating and under development. ... Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:21:49 +0100 NMC Wins ‘UAE Deal of the Year' NMC, the largest private healthcare provider in the Middle East, was presented with the ‘UAE Deal of the Year' award for their five-year USD$400m Sukuk transaction at the Islamic Finance News (IFN) Awards 2019. Commenting on the win, Prasanth Manghat CEO of NMC Healthcare, said: “I am very pleased to accept the UAE Deal of the Year Award; this would not have been possible without the trust and faith investors have shown in us.” Prasanth Manghat added: “Providing healthcare since 1975, NMC continues to grow and expand, and this award provides further incentive to help accomplish our present and future goals.” At the prestigious IFN Awards 2019 several big names in the industry compete for a range of recognitions which are judged primarily under two categories, the Best Bank Polls, and Deals of the Year. Leading industries across the region were judged based on their contribution to the Islamic debt capital market space. Honouring leaders in the Islamic debt capital market, the winners of the coveted IFN Awards are chosen based on feedback and votes from stakeholders. ... Sun, 17 Mar 2019 14:25:15 +0100 Ace cricketer Kieron Pollard visits the futuristic nanoM sports clinic in the UAE during PSL 2019 Cricketer Kieron Pollard, who plays for the Peshawar Zalmi Team in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), visited nanoM Healthcare, an Emirates Healthcare company, earlier this month. Pollard underwent a variety of health assessments at nanoM, the Dubai-based state-of-the-art sports and human performance facility, including an ECG, a BodPod test, 3D biomechanical analysis of his bowling and batting and a V02 max test – which determines the maximum amount of oxygen the body can use during physical activity. Pollard, who also had consultations with nanoM's expert doctors, said, “nanoM is very impressive; they have all the equipment and technology to assess sports professionals under one roof.” Dr Jennifer Walsh, Head of Sports and Human Performance at nanoM, said, “We were pleased to host Kieron Pollard at our facility, which is designed for athletes who want to enhance their performances, address existing sports injuries and prevent potential injuries. In line with Dubai's aim of becoming a hub for medical tourism, nanoM is at least a decade ahead of its time. ... Sun, 17 Mar 2019 12:38:27 +0100 EBSCO Industries Inc. Chooses Rimini Street for Salesforce Application Management Services (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that EBSCO Industries, a global holding company with more than 26 business units around the world, has chosen Rimini Street Application Management Services (AMS) for Salesforce to maximize the value and ROI of their Salesforce investment. EBSCO has been successfully leveraging Rimini Street support for its SAP system since 2015, and has now expanded their Rimini Street support service scope to include its Salesforce system. EBSCO Leverages Rimini Street AMS for Salesforce Many of EBSCO's business units use Salesforce to help grow their business, and they want to maximize the effectiveness of their Salesforce investment. EBSCO selected Rimini Street's AMS for Salesforce for the same high quality support, ultra-responsive service, creative problem solving and support for customizations that they were already enjoying with their Rimini Street support for SAP. ... Sun, 17 Mar 2019 12:00:52 +0100