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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

QInvest Sharia’a Compliant Enhanced Yield Note Oversubscribed

Doha, Tuesday, November 30th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

QInvest, Qatar’s leading investment bank, has launched a Sharia’a Compliant Enhanced Yield Note that has been met with great enthusiasm by investors, with the bank raising significantly more than expected.

“The subscription for the Note has been closed” QInvest CEO, Shahzad Shahbaz, said. “We have seen an overwhelming response from the market as investors look to maximize returns whilst maintaining capital protection”, he added.

The note is one of a series of Islamic investment products QInvest is planning to bring to the market in the coming months, and demonstrates QInvest’s strong Islamic structuring capabilities and commitment to meeting client needs.

Further commenting on the success of the note, Shahbaz said “the reaction of clients shows they were delighted with the risk/ return balance that the enhanced yield note achieved and reflects our belief that there is increasing client appetite for innovative products that comply with Islamic Sharia’a.”

Based on a philosophy that “with trust comes sharing, through sharing comes partnership and through partnerships, value is created”, QInvest has created a unique platform with strategic partnerships in the region and beyond. The platform offers a broad range of expertise which enables QInvest to deliver a high value service to clients, seamlessly covering advisory, financing and investment needs. The business lines include investment banking, investment management, brokerage and wealth management; with dedicated origination and placement teams.

As part of its important activities in developing the financial services industry and in reflection to the firm’s commitment to Qatar’s National Vision, QInvest organized Qatar’s most high-profile investment focused event, 2nd annual Qatar Global Investment Forum (QGIF 2010), that was attended by 350 delegates from 30 countries. In addition to QInvest Chairman’s welcome address, H.E. Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Bin Jaber Al Thani, the Minister of Economy and Finance in Qatar and the Governor of Qatar Central Bank delivered key note addresses about Qatar’s role as a prominent financial hub for this region.

QInvest is committed to contributing to the communities in which it operates. It has developed a program of corporate social responsibility activities that includes funding for a range of charitable, educational, social, cultural and sporting organizations and events. The firm designed and launched the “Qatari Development Program (QDP)”, in line with other training and development programs under the QTalent theme, exclusively for Qatari Nationals offering recruitment opportunities for a generation of world-class Qatari investment banking talent preparing them to compete within a dynamic local and regional investment banking industry.

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Notes to the Editor

About QInvest

QInvest was licensed by the Qatar Financial Centre Authority in April 2007 and is authorised by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority. The Bank has authorised capital of USD 1 billion and paid up capital USD 750 million.

Led by Chairman H.E. Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Bin Jabr Al Thani, and Chief Executive Officer, Shahzad Shahbaz, QInvest has created a world class investment banking capability operating under Sharia’a compliant structures, with the highest standards of governance and transparency.

The QInvest shareholder structure includes Qatar Islamic Bank as well as other institutional investors, and prominent high net worth individuals from across the region. The platform offers a broad range of expertise which enables QInvest to deliver a high value service to clients, seamlessly covering advisory, financing and investment needs.

QInvest’s business lines include investment banking, investment management, brokerage and wealth management; with dedicated origination and placement teams.

With over 130 staff, including 65 front office professionals, QInvest’s talented team of investment bankers brings a valuable mix of both international experience and regional knowledge, enabling the Firm to pursue opportunities across its chosen markets of the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, South Asia and South-East Asia.

Extending beyond this geographic focus the firm also pursues opportunistic transactions globally where it identifies high value propositions for clients.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Bassel Hanbali – Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications

Telephone: +974 66542099


Five Years After Starwood Acquisition, Le Meridien Emerges With New Brand Direction and the Strongest Portfolio Ever

LONDON, Tuesday, November 30th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Five years after Le Méridien’s acquisition by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), Le Méridien has been redefined, now boasting the brand’s strongest portfolio in its 38-year history and its strongest performance indicators. In a total brand re-launch, from product consolidation to a new and highly innovative brand strategy and a major service culture transformation programme, Le Méridien has catapulted into a new era. Over the past five years, Starwood has applied its brand building prowess to Le Méridien, which has re-imagined the hotel experience to cater to the world’s creative class of more than 150 million people globally.

Now represented by 105 properties in 50 countries spanning five continents, Le Méridien has undergone a dramatic re-launch to become a highly sought-after contemporary lifestyle brand. With over 85% of its properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, Le Méridien provides an international complement to Starwood’s historically strong North American portfolio, contributing to Starwood’s leadership as the most global hospitality company.

“Thanks to Starwood’s industry-leading centralised services and expertise in building leading lifestyle brands, Le Méridien has a new life and a bright future,” said Eva Ziegler, Starwood’s Global Brand Leader for Le Méridien and W Hotels Worldwide. “The result has been unprecedented success and a complete brand transformation since the Starwood acquisition five years ago. With distinctive positioning and guest initiatives, Le Méridien now attracts a new audience of creative, world-travelling guests who embrace the brand as part of their lives.”


* Today, Starwood operates 105 Le Méridien hotels globally.

* Since the Starwood acquisition in 2005, the company has exited 45 Le Méridien hotels that did not meet the standards under Starwood.

* 85 Le Méridien hotels (nearly two-thirds) remain from the originally purchased portfolio.

* 50% of Le Méridien hotels have been renovated or will be renovated by end 2012.

* Of the renovated hotels, 11 are in Europe, Africa and the Middle East; five are in North America and two are in Asia Pacific.

* 40 additional Le Méridien hotels will be renovated globally in the next two years. This includes 27 hotels in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, eight in Asia Pacific and five in North America.

* Starwood has opened 20 new Le Méridien hotels in the past five years, including San Francisco (USA), Minneapolis (USA), Philadelphia (USA), Panama City (Panama), Shanghai (China), Bangkok (Thailand), Chongqing (China), Xiamen (China), and Taipei (Taiwan), among others.

* Le Méridien will open ten new hotels in the next two years in key markets including: Istanbul (Turkey), Oran (Algeria), Cairo (Egypt), Lagos (Nigeria), Zhengzhou (China), Xian (China), Lonavala (India), Mahabaleshwar (India), Hô Chí Minh-Ville (Vietnam), and Doha (Qatar) by end 2011.

* North America and Asia Pacific specifically offer strong growth opportunities for Le Méridien.


Since the Starwood acquisition,

* Le Méridien has measured the highest levels of guest satisfaction in the history of the brand.

* Le Méridien’s global average daily rate (ADR) has been the highest in the history of the brand.

* Le Méridien’s RevPAR index is at the brand’s highest level ever at 105.4 points in 2010.

* Le Méridien’s European portfolio has reached its highest RevPAR index of 113% compared to its competitive set.
* Europe is Le Méridien’s strongest performing region in terms of RevPAR and RevPAR index – $129.60 and 112.2, respectively.
* Nearly 45% percent of Le Méridien guests are Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG) members – further proof of Starwood’s powerful contribution to the brand’s performance.

* Le Méridien continues to see double digit growth year-over-year in room nights booked by SPG members.

* The amount of Le Méridien stays booked online has doubled in past four years.


Under Starwood, Le Méridien has launched a new brand direction that aims to provide a new perspective through culture to “the creative class”, Le Méridien’s aspirational target guest. Since 2005, a series of brand initiatives have come to life inside the hotels through a bold, boundary-breaking “curatorial” cultural programme.

* In 2006, Le Méridien appointed Jérôme Sans, currently director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, as Global Cultural Curator for the brand.

* Sans and Le Méridien founded LM100™: a global family of cultural innovators who work together to create interactive cultural experiences in the hotels.

* With Jérôme Sans, Le Méridien introduced Unlock Art™ a programme that grants guests complimentary access to a local cultural contemporary centre through one-of-a-kind key cards created by a range of LM100.

* Le Méridien’s Arrival Experience was the first step to transform its lobbies into “hubs” around the world offering a creative environment consisting of contemporary curated art in high impact areas and a coffeehouse atmosphere.

* In 2010 Le Méridien introduced a signature event series called “A New Perspective” – culture talks with global and local creative spirits designed to inspire and stimulate guests as well as the local community.

* Le Méridien will re-launch its lobby spaces as The Creative Hub beginning in 2011 as a key initiative for the brand. The Creative Hub concept is currently under development at some of the brand’s flagship hotels around the world.


* Le Méridien’s Arrival Experience was named the Most Innovative Concept in the Upscale Hotel Industry at the 2009 Worldwide Hospitality Awards in Paris.

* In 2009, Condé Nast Traveller nominated six Le Méridien properties as the World’s Best Places to Stay; the magazine’s Gold List 2009 winners include Le Méridien Bangkok and Le Méridien Chiang Rai (Thailand).

* In 2010, Business Travel News awarded Le Méridien the number one spot in its ranking of Overall Upper Upscale Business Hotels in North America.

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1025 properties in 100 countries and territories with 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit

For media enquiries, please contact:

Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa and Middle East
Jenni Benzaquen, +32 (0)2 204 5494
Director Public Relations

smartTrade Technologies Unveils Advanced Trading Front End Application and Real-Time Market Data Visualizer

A LMS leader provides for cross-asset Trading Front End using Microsoft Silverlight

TOKYO, NEW YORK, LONDON, PARIS & AIX EN PROVENCE, France, Tuesday, November 30th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- smartTrade Technologies, an industry leader in cross-asset liquidity management solutions today announced the release of smartTrade Technologies StudioAir™, a cross-asset trading front end that enables organizations to customize and tailor their Desktop views, including their Market Data.

StudioAir is an advanced Trading Front End Application and Market Data Visualizer. It has been built on the Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Silverlight, a powerful development platform for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web, desktop and mobile applications when online or offline. StudioAir comes with several features for traders, including Market Data Views, Order Management, and RFQ processes. StudioAir is cross-asset and can be used for any product including FX, rates, equities, futures etc.

StudioAir can be easily customizable by an organization for a quick time-to-market implementation and has been designed for Liquidity Management. StudioAir can communicate in real-time with the smartTrade Technologies components including LiquidityAggregator™, LiquidityDistributor™,LiquidityCrosser™, LiquidityOrchestrator™ and LiquidityConnect™.

"smartTrade Technologies StudioAir has set new standards for advanced front-end trading applications, allowing our clients to navigate with a high level of security and ease of deployment. StudioAir is highly scalable and works with an organization’s existing technology," said David Vincent, CTO and co-founder of smartTrade Technologies. “Standard front-end trading platforms simply don't offer the depth of functionality or level of customization, which is why we are pleased to release StudioAir to the market.”

“Microsoft is pleased to see smartTrade’s release of smartTrade Technologies StudioAir,” said Brad Becker, director of product management at Microsoft Corp. “smartTrade’s development with Silverlight and the Microsoft .NET Framework provides engaging and interactive experiences with a high level of security and easy deployment.”

About smartTrade Technologies

Founded in 1999 by former IT and trading professionals from Citigroup, Credit Agricole and Société Générale, Smart Trade automates execution across the enterprise by providing the financial markets with the most sophisticated liquidity management system (LMS) that enables investment banks, brokers and exchanges to streamline their execution process across multiple-asset classes around the globe. For more information, visit

For media enquiries, please contact:

smartTrade Technologies
Linda Zilliox, 212-867-4564

Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation Concludes Financing for Nitric Acid and Ammonium Nitrate Complex in Suez

CAIRO, Tuesday, November 30th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

Project to Be Built by Uhde

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation (EHC), an affiliate of Carbon Holdings, announced they have concluded financing and have begun work on a world-scale chemical complex in the Suez region of Egypt. The complex includes both nitric acid and ammonium nitrate facilities. The announcement was made by Mr. Basil El-Baz, Chairman and CEO of Carbon Holdings, at a signing ceremony for the $298,000,000 loan facility held in Cairo, Egypt.

The Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers for the loan facility are Ahli United Bank (Egypt) and Ahli United Bank (Bahrain) who are the Bookrunners, Banque Misr who is the Security Agent, and Commercial International Bank (Egypt) who is the Facility Agent.

The Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract and Technology Licenses have been executed with Uhde Gmbh, a wholly owned subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp AG.

“This project is a significant step for Carbon Holdings and EHC in our plan to execute three major projects over the next five years. As a private company, we have the ability to efficiently evaluate market dynamics and implement projects in a timely manner, and this project is the result of that capability," said Mr. El-Baz.

The complex converts ammonia feedstock to 925 metric tons per day of nitric acid which is further processed to produce 1,060 metric tons per day of low density ammonium nitrate.

Start-up of the facility is estimated in 2013.

About Carbon Holdings and Egypt Hydrocarbon Corporation

Carbon Holdings is implementing new downstream oil and gas infrastructure in Egypt at the Industrial Zone of the Ain Sokhna industrial area. Carbon Holdings is implementing in addition to the Ammonium Nitrate Complex, a greenfield Olefins Project, and a greenfield Methanol and Ammonia Project.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Carbon Holdings
Mohamed A. Helmy, +1-281-340-8561
Director - Investor Relations

Payment Service Provider GlobalCollect Obtains License Pursuant To European Payment Service Directive

The Dutch Central Bank awarded GlobalCollect, the world's premier payment service provider of local e-payments, the status of Payment Institute

AMSTERDAM, Monday, November 29th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Dutch Central Bank recently granted GlobalCollect a license as a Payment Institute, a so-called Payment Services Directive (PSD) license. The PSD provides a system of licenses for Payment Service Providers, lays down information requirements regarding payment services, and lists rights and obligations of both Payment Service Providers and users. The aim of this Directive is to ensure the user-friendliness, safety, and efficiency of payments throughout the European Union / European Economic Area - in particular credit transfers, direct debit mandates, card payments, and so-called money transfers. It introduces and harmonizes rules concerning the providers of payment services.

Jan Manten, CEO of GlobalCollect, said: “The fact that GlobalCollect obtained a license as a Payment Institute is a milestone in our very own 15+-year history which reflects the professionalism and industry knowledge of GlobalCollect and its employees. At the same time, it marks the coming of age of the e-commerce industry which emerged 10+ years ago. With this license, GlobalCollect will be able to continue to provide the service portfolio its merchants expect and expand it further while giving them the peace of mind of working with a certified Payment Service Provider.”

About GlobalCollect
GlobalCollect is the world's premier Payment Service Provider of local e-payment solutions for international Customer Not-Present (CNP) channels such as internet, mail and telephone orders, and specializes in a wide range of industries such as travel, ticketing, telecommunications, retail, publishing, portals, online gaming, and digital content. While most providers limit their services to a technical link with payment acquirers, GlobalCollect is a full service partner consulting clients on how to increase transaction volumes, expand distribution channels, and reduce costs by streamlining back office processes. Through a single-interface online payment platform, we offer access to an unrivalled portfolio of local and international payment methods in over 200 countries, including all major credit and debit cards, direct debits, bank transfers, real-time bank transfers, eWallets, cash at outlets, prepaid methods, checks, and invoices.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Bettina Duske
Senior Manager PR & Marketing Communications
tel: +31-(0)23 567 1500

MEDIA ADVISORY: President Felipe Calderon Joins CEOs at COP16 to Drive Climate Protection

CANCUN, Mexico, Tuesday, November 30th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On the opening day of the Sixteenth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16), COP16 host President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, the UNFCCC Executive Secretary, and multinational CEOs will discuss the business case for building a global low-carbon economy at an event hosted by business organizations including the Climate Group, Green Solutions, UN Global Compact, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, and World Climate Summit, and supported by the World Economic Forum Climate Change Initiative. Also in attendance will be Ms. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico and Mr. Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico. This gathering will showcase the depth and breadth of business commitment to action against climate change and outline what businesses are already doing and how governmental leadership and civil society collaboration can help to accelerate and scale impact.


His Excellency, Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico

Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO, The Dow Chemical Company

Jim Rogers, Chairman, President, and CEO, Duke Energy

José Antonio Fernández, Chairman and CEO, FEMSA

Carter Roberts, President and CEO, WWF-US

Charlie Rose, Moderator


“Business Action for Climate 2010,” organized by the World Climate Summit. A press conference and panel discussion on the business case for combating climate change, the role of business leadership, and the importance of governmental action. A reception will follow.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Arrival: 5:00pm; Doors close: 6:00pm; Program: 6:30pm; Reception: 8:15pm


Aqua Hotel, Cancun, Boulevard Kukulcan 12.5km and online at:


Our global prosperity, health, security, and safety depend upon a sustainable energy future. With our global economy struggling, the building of the global clean economy can be the engine of our economic recovery by reducing energy expenditures through energy efficiency, by retooling manufacturing facilities to produce clean energy technologies, and by launching whole new industries.

Business seeks real progress by governments at COP16 to put in place the policy frameworks and financing initiatives to provide the predictability needed to unleash private investment for building the clean economy. Business already is investing in energy efficiency, research, development and the deployment of clean technologies, and business is designing innovative financing mechanisms to support investments. But governmental leadership is needed to bring scale and speed to this engagement.

The World Climate Summit is hosting a business and finance conference accelerating solutions to climate change on December 4-5, in Cancun, Mexico. This new, open and collaborative summit is the beginning of a 10-year framework that will support business, finance, and government leaders with designing and implementing solutions locally and globally, setting the world on a clean and prosperous path by 2020.

For media enquiries, please contact:


Andrew Schenkel, World Climate Summit,
+1 617 548 8640.

To Register:

Line Vittrup, Communications Director,

World Climate Summit,
+45 2557 2151

Lisa Manley,

The Coca-Cola Company,
+1 404 676-2683

Tom Williams, Duke Energy,
+1 980-373-4743

Court Dismisses with Prejudice Nero AG’s Antitrust Claim Against MPEG LA

DENVER, Tuesday, November 30th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The US District Court for the Central District of California dismissed for a second time last week a Sherman Act Section 2 claim brought by Nero AG against MPEG LA, this time with prejudice.


MPEG LA is the world leader in alternative technology licenses, enabling users to acquire worldwide patent rights necessary for a technology standard or platform from multiple patent owners in a single transaction as an alternative to negotiating individual licenses. Wherever an independently administered one-stop patent license would provide a convenient marketplace alternative to assist users with implementation of their technology choices, the licensing model pioneered and employed by MPEG LA may provide a solution. By balancing patent users’ interest in reasonable access with patent owners’ interest in reasonable return, MPEG LA creates the opportunity for adoption of new technologies and fuels innovation. MPEG LA’s initial licensing program for MPEG-2 digital video compression helped produce the most widely employed standard in consumer electronics history, and the MPEG LA® Licensing Model has become the template for addressing other technologies. Today MPEG LA manages licensing programs consisting of essential patents in 70 countries. For more information, please refer to

For media enquiries, please contact:

Tom O’Reilly
Tel: 303-200-1710
Fax: 301-986-8575

International Herald Tribune Releases Applications For iPad And iPhone

The IHT apps are the first to launch using The New York Times’s Press Engine platform

PARIS, Tuesday, November 30th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The International Herald Tribune (IHT) today released its first news applications for the iPad™ and iPhone®. Access to the full content of the apps will require a simple registration and will be free until early 2011.

The apps feature the content of the IHT in an elegant and easy-to-navigate design that echoes the contemporary, international look of the newspaper with a home page section called Front Page. The Latest News section features breaking stories from throughout the day, and other sections – World News, Business with Reuters, Culture & Style, Sport and Views – are fully refreshed for the Europe and Asia mornings. Both apps also feature a Day in Pictures slideshow and international video content from

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, publisher of the IHT, said: “Now our well-traveled and sophisticated audience can enjoy the IHT’s fresh and original take on the world’s daily news combined with the elegance and interactivity of the iPad or iPhone. This is great news for readers and advertisers alike and is further proof of our commitment to making the IHT’s unique brand of global journalism available wherever our readers are and however they want it.”

The IHT apps also include the following features:

* Dropdown section listings and a popover article rail allow users to easily move between sections and articles;

* Slide shows - full-page slide shows display large-scale images tailored for the iPad or iPhone screen;

* Share options - share articles, videos and multimedia with a full set of tools, including Facebook, Twitter and e-mail;

* World Weather - handy in-app tool, with five-day forecasts, satellite maps and an extensive choice of locations around the globe, useful for international travelers.

The IHT apps are the first to be developed through Press Engine, a technology and design solution from The New York Times News Services that enables publishers and media organizations to deliver their content via elegantly designed applications for iPhone and iPad. Press Engine applications are designed to integrate with publishers’ registration systems, enabling the app to be offered as a free, registration or subscription product. Publishers who seek additional information about Press Engine may contact Christine Topalian, director, News Services, at +1 212-556-2087 or

The International Herald Tribune app for iPad is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at

The International Herald Tribune app for iPhone is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or at

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About the International Herald Tribune (
The International Herald Tribune (IHT) is the premier international newspaper for opinion leaders and decision-makers around the globe. It combines the extensive resources of its own correspondents with those of The New York Times, is printed at more than 38 sites throughout the world and is for sale in more than 180 countries. Based in Paris since 1887, the IHT is owned by The New York Times Company. For more information about the IHT, visit

About The New York Times Company (
The New York Times Company, a leading media company with 2009 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including, and The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

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Doha,Qatar, Monday, November 29th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

Vodafone Qatar today launched their revolutionary new service Vodafone Money Transfer. The service enables Vodafone customers in Qatar to instantly make international money remittances directly from their mobile phone. Approved to launch by Qatar Central Bank, this service is a major milestone not only in mobile telecommunications, but also in improving accessibility of financial services to low-income groups.

Vodafone Money Transfer is safe, simple, quick and the most convenient way to send money to family overseas. The service will make it easier to send money overseas for the more than 1 million expatriates living in Qatar who send the bulk of their salary home to their family.

In partnership with Doha Bank, Vodafone’s financial services provider for Vodafone Money Transfer, and Globe Telecom, Vodafone Money Transfer will enable customers to instantly make mobile-to-mobile money transfer from Qatar to the Philippines. In the future, Vodafone Money Transfer will be expanding remittance options beyond the Philippines to countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East

For now, Vodafone Money Transfer users in Qatar will be able to send funds directly from their mobile phones to any GCASH enabled mobile in Philippines, or send money to a bank account or for collection at a GCASH Remit outlet. All Vodafone and GCASH transactions are secured with a PIN to ensure security of the fund transfer. In addition, both the sender and recipient are notified of the transaction via SMS.

In his opening speech, John Tombleson, Vodafone Acting CEO said, “We are thrilled to be launching this groundbreaking service that will change the way people send money abroad and make a world of difference to so many people’s lives.”

“Vodafone Money Transfer happened in Qatar thanks to the positive and forward thinking attitudes of the people, businesses and regulators in this country. Qatar has now established itself as a world leader in innovative financial services. On behalf of everyone at Vodafone Qatar, I’d like to thank His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani for his progressive vision for Qatar that has allowed Vodafone Money Transfer to come to life,” continued John Tombleson.

The launch of Vodafone Money Transfer featured a live remittance demo from Doha to Manila performed by Ambassador of the Philippines to Qatar Crescente Relacion and celebrity TV personality Bianca Gonzalez in Manila, which took less than 5 minutes, end to end, proving how quick and easy to use Vodafone Money Transfer is.

“Vodafone has led mobile money services in Africa and across the world, with more than 20 million people using Vodafone to transfer money locally and internationally. Our ability to leverage the experience, best practices and people from across the Vodafone Group has been instrumental in being able to take this next step with international transfers from here in Qatar,” explained Senior Product Manager, Markus Bikker

“Current remittance services are rather costly, an average transmission of money to an international destination costs around QR 20. With Vodafone Money Transfer customers can send money to a GCASH phones to the Philippines within minutes and it costs only QR 12. Now more of people’s hard earned money gets to where it’s needed with Vodafone Money Transfer,” continued Markus Bikker.

To use the service customers need to register for a Vodafone Money Transfer account from Vodafone Qatar and money can be loaded onto their mobile phone from any Vodafone store, Doha Bank’s e-branches or can be loaded directly via a bank transfer. Once a customer has loaded their Vodafone Money Account they can then send abroad anytime they like. Until money is transferred or spent it is stored for customers with Doha Bank. This means that customers also have the option to get their money cashed out in any Vodafone store or Doha Bank e-branch.

For further information on Vodafone Money Transfer, please visit:


About Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C.

Vodafone Qatar Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar") is the holder of the Second Public Mobile and Fixed Telecommunications Networks and Services License in the State of Qatar.

Vodafone Qatar’s purpose is to “Make a World of Difference for All People in Qatar” by aiming to become “the most admired company in Qatar.”

Please visit for more details.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Lana Khachan

Monday, November 29, 2010

‘O3b Networks Limited raises total funding of US$1.2 billion, to finance fully the construction and launch of its next generation global satellite con

ST. JOHN, Jersey, Channel Islands, Monday, November 29th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- O3b Networks announced today that it has secured its final funding round before service launch. O3b Networks is the developer of a new fiber-quality, satellite-based global internet backbone for Telecommunications Operators and Internet Service Providers serving the emerging markets. The company has raised a total of US$ 1.2 billion from a group of investors and banks. This will see the company through to the launch of its first satellites which will provide low-latency, fiber-quality internet connectivity between developing markets and the global internet infrastructure.

The total funding now comprises a US$510m Coface-backed Senior Debt Facility provided by HSBC, ING, CA-CIB and Dexia; a US$115m Senior Debt Facility and a US$145m Mezzanine Facility provided by HSBC Principal Investments, DBSA, AFDB, DEG, Proparco, FMO, IFC and EAIF*; and US$410m in equity financing, of which US$230m is new equity investment.

The additional equity is being provided by a group of existing shareholders that includes Google, North Bridge Venture Partners and Allen & Company, with SES, Liberty Global and HSBC Principal Investments taking the leading role. New investors include the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina and Satya Capital. With this final round of funding, SES will become the largest minority shareholder of O3b Networks and will provide in-kind services, including commercial and engineering expertise.

John W. Dick Chairman of O3b Networks Limited said:

“We are pleased to have the new shareholders supporting this important mission. The amount of new funding and the quality of the investors reflects O3b Networks’ ability to balance important social goals while maintaining the required private sector returns. Furthermore, I believe that O3b represents a major step change in the economics of connectivity for the developing world. The backing of the world’s leaders in internet, banking, cable and satellite underlines O3b’s significant role in connecting all the world’s people.”

Mark Rigolle, Chief Executive of O3b Networks Limited said:

“I am delighted that we are now fully funded and working towards a firm launch date. This news means that we are now truly on the map – our customers can be assured that O3b is a reality. Ever since Greg Wyler founded O3b in 2008, the company has enjoyed the support of a growing number of investors, customers and partners. This has allowed us to secure our funding and to achieve our goal of reaching the billions who have so far been poorly served or completely cut off from the internet – the greatest business and information resource of our time. For me personally, I have been truly encouraged to see the strong relationships O3b has built, and I am now looking forward to the next few years up to launch when we will be able to see a lot of hard work come to fruition.”

O3b stands for the “Other 3 billion”, a reference to nearly half of the world’s population that is not adequately served with broadband internet access. Through partnerships with Telecommunications Operators and Internet Service Providers, O3b’s technology will provide the speed of fiber optics with the reach of satellite, serving billions of end users around the world.

Dr Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the UN agency for Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) said:

“I am delighted to welcome an innovative newcomer to the ICT market, especially one whose strategy offers the potential to extend connectivity to broadband networks to millions more people worldwide. O3b’s plan adds an exciting new piece to the puzzle through a low-cost solution that could help quickly bridge the emerging broadband divide separating rich and poor nations. The company’s plan to have services available by 2013 means this solution could also play a significant role in harnessing ICTs to help meet the UN Millennium Development Goals by the target date of 2015.”

O3b’s satellites will be placed in orbit 8,000 kilometers from the earth, four times closer to the planet than regular geostationary satellites, giving customers extremely low latency and providing access to approximately 70 per cent of the world’s population with fiber quality internet connectivity.

Thales Alenia Space is currently constructing O3b’s first eight medium earth orbit Ka-band satellites. The design of the system means that it will be possible to add many more satellites to the constellation, increasing capacity and transforming satellite communications for the developing world. O3b will begin commercial service during the first half of 2013 following the planned launch of the first eight satellites by Arianespace with a Soyuz launcher from French Guiana. ViaSat will provide the teleport and trunking product customer terminals.

About O3b Networks Limited

O3b Networks is building a new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global Internet backbone for Telecommunications Operators (Telcos) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in emerging markets. The O3b Networks system will combine global reach and the speed of a fiber-optic network. With investments and operational support from SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina and Satya Capital, the O3b system will provide Telcos and ISPs with a low-cost, high-speed alternative to connect their 3G, WiMAX and fixed-line networks to the rest of the world. This will allow billions of consumers and businesses in more than 150 countries to benefit from high-speed internet connectivity for educational, medical and commercial applications. O3b Networks’ headquarters is in St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands.

*Full names of international banks and developmental funding institutions:

* Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF)

* Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

* Africa Development Bank (AfDB)

* Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique (PROPARCO)

* Deutsche Entwicklungs Gesellschaft (DEG)

* Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)

* International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Luisa Sorrentino, VP, Marketing Communications,

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Craig Breheny, Tom Batchelar, Michelangelo Bendandi,
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DBS Customers with StarHub Plans are the First to Use the New NFC Mobile Payment Solution in Singapore

Trialists will be able to make everyday mobile payments, including bus and train fares, with their existing mobile handsets

SINGAPORE, Monday, November 29th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Some 1, 000 DBS customers with StarHub mobile plans will be the first in Singapore to use the NFC Mobile Payment Solution trial service for everyday mobile payments. The trial will commence in December 2010 and will last for eight months. The project, which was collaboratively organised by DBS Bank, EZ-Link, Gemalto, MasterCard and StarHub, will involve adding an N-Flex solution enabling to turn conventional handsets into NFC-enabled mobile phone without any change to the device.

The N-Flex solution functions on SIM cards across multiple mobile handsets hence helping to accelerate the ubiquity of handsets supporting NFC. The solution is also the first-of-its-kind conforming to the Single Wire Protocol (SWP) as endorsed by the GSM Association (GSMA).

The NFC trial user will then be able to make payments with their mobile handsets at all merchant outlets that accept the MasterCard PayPass™ or the ez-link card, as well as on public transportation such as buses and trains.

The trial will involve a group of participants who will receive an electronic mailer from either StarHub or DBS Bank that contains instructions on how to register their participation online. Trialists will then be required to visit the StarHub Customer Service Centre at One Raffles Place (OUB Centre) or designated StarHub road shows to have the Upteq N-Flex device inserted and mapped onto the SIM cards of their mobile handsets before they can start making payments with their phones.

“With the rapidly expanding use of mobile devices, our customers are increasingly expecting financial services and payments to be offered on their mobile devices. We are happy our cardholders will be the first in Singapore that will benefit from the convenience of having the functionality of NFC-enabled chip embedded onto their mobile phones to make payments. Through this, we hope to further promote the adoption of cashless payment in Singapore,” said Ms. Ooi Huey Tyng, Senior Vice President, Cards & Unsecured Loans, DBS Bank Ltd.

“Through this partnership with industry partners in delivering the first mobile payment device that leverages on the NFC technology in Singapore, EZ-Link believes that its customers will benefit from the convenience of having the functionality of an ez-link card embedded onto their mobile phones. We hope to also promote the adoption of cashless payment by merging it with a device that is already a necessity most Singaporeans carry around with them at all times,” said Nicholas Lee, Executive Director of EZ-Link Pte Ltd.

“Gemalto is delighted to drive the technology behind this landmark trial. Our N-Flex solution was created specifically to empower mass adoption of the ever convenient and easy-to-use NFC mobile payments. As more countries deploy this service, we are glad to be part of a collaboration between industry leaders to roll this out for Singapore, making us one of the first in Asia to do so,” adds Tan Teck Lee, Gemalto Asia President and CITO.

“The mobile phone has become an indispensible part of everyday life, making it an ideal tool to transform the way consumers pay for everyday purchases,” said Julienne Loh, vice president and Country Manager, Singapore, MasterCard Worldwide. “Working closely with Gemalto, MasterCard is taking the lead to deliver a convenient and secure payment method for consumers using a wide range of mobile devices. Through this trial with our partners DBS, EZ-Link and StarHub, Singapore will be at the forefront of developments in this field.”

Ms. Yeong Mun Ling, Vice President of StarHub’s Business Strategy and Customer Lifecycle Management said, “With the proliferation of mobile handsets in Singapore, and the growing prominence of mobile payment transactions, we believe now would be a good time to implement this unique NFC solution. Not only will this trial help us measure the level of customer acceptance for the new technology, it will also help us gather critical feedback on how the service can be further enhanced.”

The service is currently scheduled to be launched to the masses in the later part of 2011.

About DBS

DBS - Living, Breathing Asia

DBS is one of the largest financial services groups in Asia with operations in 15 markets. Headquartered in Singapore, DBS is a well-capitalised bank with "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings that are among the highest in the Asia-Pacific region.

As a bank that specialises in Asia, DBS leverages its deep understanding of the region, local culture and insights to serve and build lasting relationships with its clients. DBS provides the full range of services in corporate, SME, consumer and wholesale banking activities across Asia and the Middle East. The bank is committed to expanding its pan-Asia franchise by leveraging its growing presence in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to intermediate the increasing trade and investment flows between these markets. Likewise, DBS is focused on extending its end-to-end services to facilitate capital within fast-growing countries such as Indonesia and India.

DBS acknowledges the passion, commitment and can-do spirit in each of its 15,000 staff, representing over 30 nationalities. For more information, please visit

About EZ-Link Pte Ltd

A subsidiary of the Land Transport Authority, EZ-Link Pte Ltd was formed on 8 January 2002. Its core business is the clearing and settlement of all ez-link card transactions generated in transit and non-transit (retail/merchant) environments, as well as the sale, distribution and overall management of ez-link cards. To date, the company has sold and replaced more than 8 million new ez-link cards which are CEPAS-compliant. This is in tandem with the government’s plan to promote cashless payments in Singapore. In line with this vision, the new ez-link card is now also accepted as a mode of payment for Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) and at carparks fitted with the Electronic Payment System (EPS) when used in the dual-mode in-vehicle unit.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL 0000400653 GTO) is the world leader in digital security with 2009 annual revenues of €1.65 billion, and over 10,000 employees operating out of 75 offices, with research and service centers in 41 countries.

Gemalto is at the heart of our evolving digital society. The freedom to communicate, travel, shop, bank, entertain, and work—anytime, anywhere—has become an integral part of what people want and expect, in ways that are convenient, enjoyable and secure.

Gemalto delivers on the growing demands of billions of people worldwide for mobile connectivity, identity and data protection, credit card safety, health and transportation services, e-government and national security. We do this by supplying to governments, wireless operators, banks and enterprises a wide range of secure personal devices, such as subscriber identification modules (SIM), Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) in mobile phones, smart banking cards, smart card access badges, electronic passports, and USB tokens for online identity protection. Moreover Gemato delivers on emerging applications related to the ‘Internet of things’ by supplying wireless modules and machine identification modules (MIM) for machine-to-machine communication. To complete these solutions we also provide software, systems and services to help our customers achieve their goals.

As the use of Gemalto’s software and secure devices increases with the number of people interacting in the digital and wireless world, the company is poised to thrive over the coming years.

For more information please visit

About MasterCard Worldwide

As a leading global payments company, MasterCard Worldwide prides itself on being at the heart of commerce, helping to make life easier and more efficient for everyone, everywhere. MasterCard serves as a franchisor, processor and advisor to the payments industry, and makes commerce happen by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, governments, businesses, merchants, and cardholders worldwide. In 2009, $2.5 trillion in gross dollar volume was generated on its products by consumers around the world. Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network – the fastest payment processing network in the world – MasterCard processes over 22 billion transactions each year, has the capacity to handle 140 million transactions per hour, with an average network response time of 140 milliseconds and with 99.99 percent reliability. MasterCard advances global commerce through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro®, and Cirrus®; its suite of core products such as credit, debit, and prepaid; and its innovative platforms and functionalities, such as MasterCard PayPass™ and MasterCard inControl™. MasterCard serves consumers, governments, and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, please visit us at Follow us on Twitter: @mastercardnews.

About StarHub

StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communication company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates Singapore's fastest two-way HSPA+ mobile network that delivers up to 21Mbps for downlink to complement its nation-wide GSM network, and an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel cable TV services (including High Definition Television and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub also operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore's most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in 'hubbing' - the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MCSI Singapore Free Index.

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Gregory Gerald Danker
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
DID: (65) 6372 4335

Yvonne Lim Kha Hui
DID: (65) 6317 3730

SES Participates in Equity Financing for O3b Networks

O3b raises USD 1.2B to see it through to service launch

LUXEMBOURG, Monday, November 29th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Global satellite operator SES S.A. (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that it is participating in a second round of equity financing for O3b Networks in which SES has a minority equity participation. O3b Networks is the developer of a new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global internet backbone for telecommunications operators and internet service providers in emerging markets. This second round of funding secures the financing required to take O3b through to its service launch in the first half of 2013.

O3b has now raised a total of USD 1.2 billion from a group of investors and banks. The funding comprises a USD 510 million Coface-backed debt facility, a USD 115 million senior commercial debt facility, a USD 145 million mezzanine tranche and USD 410 million in equity financing, of which approximately USD 230 million is new equity investment. The Coface-backed facility is being supplied by a number of international banks. The senior commercial debt and the mezzanine have predominantly been taken up by institutional investors.

SES will make an additional equity investment of up to USD 75 million in cash in the next three years. SES, HSBC and Liberty Global are the lead sponsors of the group of investors which also includes Google, North Bridge Venture Partners as well as new investors, Sofina, DBSA (the Development Bank of Southern Africa) and Satya, to provide the equity funding.

Including this new investment, SES has agreed to invest up to a total of USD 155 million. Its shareholding will be approximately 34 percent, and is expected to rise over the next two years to approximately 44 percent, also taking into account in-kind services that SES is contributing to O3b Networks. These in-kind services include engineering, commercial and other support to O3b in order to assist the company’s development.

O3b is building the world’s first ultra-low latency, fiber speed satellite network to serve as a global internet backbone and next generation backhaul infrastructure for people and businesses in emerging markets. The service will combine the speed of a fiber network with the global reach of a satellite system, and will enable telecommunications providers and internet service providers to serve billions around the world.

“We are very pleased with the success of this final round of funding, and the opportunity to be an integral part of this new and exciting venture,” said Romain Bausch, President and CEO of SES. “With their innovative satellite network, O3b will be able to provide emerging markets with the fast and reliable internet connectivity that they currently do not have. This investment also perfectly complements our strategy to increase SES’ presence in developing countries, and to ensure satellite’s prominent role in their future.”

O3b will initially launch eight satellites that will be placed in medium earth orbit 8,000 kilometers from the earth, which is much closer to the planet than geostationary satellites at over 35,000 kilometers, and accounts for the low latency of the service. This innovative satellite system will cover approximately 70 percent of the world’s population with fiber quality internet connectivity at attractive terms and conditions.

About SES

SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) wholly owns the market-leading satellite operators SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES and participations in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico, as well as a strategic participation in satellite infrastructure start-up O3b Networks. SES provides outstanding satellite communications solutions via a global fleet of 44 satellites. For further information:

About O3b Networks Ltd.

O3b Networks is building a new fiber-quality, satellite-based, global Internet backbone for telecommunications operators (telcos) and Internet service providers (ISPs) in emerging markets. The O3b Networks system will combine global reach and the speed of a fiber-optic network. With investments and operational support from SES, Google, Liberty Global, HSBC Principal Investments, Northbridge Venture Partners, Allen & Company, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Sofina and Satya Capital, the O3b system will provide telcos and ISPs with a low-cost, high-speed alternative to connect their 3G, WiMAX and fixed-line networks to the rest of the world. This will allow billions of consumers and businesses in more than 150 countries to benefit from high-speed Internet connectivity for educational, medical and commercial applications. O3b Networks’ headquarters is in St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands.

For more information, please visit:

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"جي إي" للرعاية الصحية تظهر التزام مبادرة "هيلثي ماجينايشن" وابتكاراتها في أر أس أن إيه 2010، وأحدث التطورات معروضة في الجناح 5533

شيكاجو، 28 نوفمبر 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

أر أس أن إيه 2010

(بزنيس واير) – زيادة قدرة الدخول وتحسين الجودة والفعالية وتخفيض التكاليف. عندما بدأت "جي إي" GE مبادرة "هيلثي ماجينايشن" healthymagination العام الماضي، كانت تلك الأهداف الطويلة الأمد وفي "أر أي أن إيه" 2010 سوف تسلط "جي إي" للرعاية الصحية الضوء على مجموعة من التقنيات لدعم تلك الإستراتيجية والمساهمة في تحسين رعاية المرضى في أرجاء العالم.

وفي هذا الصدد، قال "جون دينين"، رئيس "جي إي" للرعاية الصحية والرئيس التنفيذي: "منذ إطلاق مبادرة ’هيلثي ماجينايشن‘، عملت الشركة مع مقدمي الرعاية والمنظمات حول العالم لتطوير تقنيات مبتكرة لتلبية حاجات مقدمي الرعاية الصحية ومرضاهم بشكل أفضل. وهذه السنة، سوف تعرض الشركة نتائج هذا الالتزام المشترك في نواحٍ عدة من الرعاية ومنها التصوير الطبقي الحاسوبي وتصوير الأشعة وتقنية معلومات الرعاية الصحية وغيرها، وتهدف جميعها إلى تعزيز قدرة المزودين على تقديم رعاية صحية أفضل للمرضى بكلفة أقل.

التصوير الطبقي الحاسوبي

طوال عقود، استثمرت "جي إي" للرعاية الصحية في تكنولوجيا رائدة وحديثة لتخفيض الجرعات في إجراءات التصوير الطبقي السطحي. فتقنية إعادة ترميم القليلة الجرعات "أسير" ASiR، المتوفرة على GE Discovery™ CT750 HD و LightSpeed VCT، من شأنها تخفيض الجرعات بين 40 و50 % محافظة في الوقت عينه على جودة الصورة ويمكن استخدامها كتحسين موفّر لعملاء LightSpeed VCT من "جي إيه".

وتلقي الشركة الضوء أيضاً على أحدث تقنية جرعات قليلة في محفظة الشركة في هذا المجال – وهي إعادة ترميم تكراري اسمها "فيو" Veo وهي متوفرة اليوم في أوروبا. وهي تنتظر اليوم موافقة بند 510 (ك) من إدارة الأغذية والدواء وليست مطروحة للبيع بعد في أمريكا. ومقارنة مع نماذج إعادة الترميم السابقة من "جي إي"، "تغير قدرات ’فيو‘ قوانين" التصوير الطبقي عبر تطبيق تقنيات نماذج جديدة ثورية لتخفيض الضجة وتحسين نقاء الصورة والكشف القليل التبياين وإيقاف الأدوات.

تقنية معلومات الرعاية الصحية

أمّا الإضافة الأحدث إلى أسرة "سينتريسيتي" Centricity، وهي Centricity PACS 3.2، فتقدم أثراً ذو بصمة أصغر. فCentricity PACS 3.2 تتمتع بعدة مزايا تحسّن فعالية مصور الأشعة وتعزز فهم الصورة وتمكّن النمو من PACS التي تخزّن واحد م نكل خمسة امتحانات رقمية في الولايات المتحدة.

تصوير الأشعة التدخلي

تقدم الشركة جهاز Innova* 3100-IQ (نسخة أوبتيما)، وهو عبارة عن مختبر كبير تدخلي عالي الأداء ويمكن الاعتماد عليه ويقدم جودة صور ممتازة وأفضل كاشف DQE في القطاع بسعر بيع وشراء أقل وذلك لمساعدة الإجراءات التدخلية للمستشفيات الريفية الصغيرة والمتوسطة.

التصوير المغناطيسي

سوف تقدم "جي إي" للرعاية الصحية ماسحات تصوير مغناطيسي وتطبيقات وأطقم شرائط جديدة مصممة لتقديم أداء بحثي وسريري ممتاز وتحسين تجربة المرضى وإنتاجية مصوري الأشعة والتقنيين على حد سواء.

الطب النووي

تعلن "جي إي" للرعاية الصحية عن موافقة إدارة الأغذية والدواء على التكنولوجيا المبتكرة التي قد تساعد في تقييم والكشف المبكر عن سرطان الثدي لدى النساء المهددات بخطر كبير بهذا المرض. فنظام تصوير الصدر الجزيئي "ديسكفيري" Discovery* NM750b مع كاشف CZT، غير المتوفر بعد للبيع، يستخدم كاميرا جاما FOV صغيرة مختصة بتصوير الثدي عبر تقفي الأثر المشع في الخلايا السرطانية.


تعرض الشركة جهاز "سي-آرم" C-arm الجراحي المحمول الجديد. فجهاز Brivo OEC 850، الذي أطلق حديثا في الصين، هو نظام تصوير عالي الجودة وتوفيري توسّع وصول جراحة العظام التدخلية.

وتقدم الشركة أيضاً "بريليانت" Brilliant، وهو نظام تثقيفي مصمم لمساعدة مستخدمي "سي-آرم" على إدارة جرعة الأشعة منتجة صور مثلى لتحسين رعاية المرضى. وهذا البرنامج، الذي يكمّل عروض تدريب العملاء الموجودة ومزايا المنتجات التي تخفض الجرعات، وتشمل فئات أمن الأشعة وتطبيق على "آي باد" وأدوات مراجعة مفيدة.

تصوير الأشعة

تم تصميم تقنية تصوير الأشعة "فلاشباد" FlashPad للاستخدام الرقمي المبني على بيانات العملاء، وهو عبارة عن كاشف مرن لا سلكي ومزود بمقبضين تسهل الوضع والتحريك. وهو مزود بأحدث تقنية كشف التصوير بالأشعة ويقدم تصميمه الفريد ما يصل إلى 8 في المائة من التغطية للتطبيقات الأساسية ويحافظ على جودة صور عالية على مستويات جرعات قليلة. فجهاز "فلاشباد" هو استثمار طويل الأمد يمكن الاعتماد عليه بأنظمة تصوير الأشعة والأشعة السينية المتألقة، ويتوافق مع مجموعة من منتجات تصوير الأشعة من "جي إي" وهو الكاشف الرقمي اللاسلكي الوحيد القادر على دعم التطبيقات المتطورة.

الوثائق الإعلامية: وثائق وصور وفيديو خلفية عن أحدث الابتكارات والتقنيات التي تقدمها "جي إي" للرعاية الصحية أر أس أن إيه 2010

نبذة عن "جي إي" للرعاية الصحية

تقدم شركة "جي إي" للرعاية الصحية تقنيات وخدمات طبية محولة تقد عصراً جديداً للرعاية الصحية. فخبرتنا العميقة في مجال التصوير الطبي وتقنيات المعلومات وتقنيات الصناعة وأنظمة مراقبة المرضى واكتشاف الأدوية وتقنيات صناعة الأدوية الحيوية وتحسين الأداء وحلول الأداء هي جميعها خدمات تساعد عملاءنا على تقديم رعاية أفضل لأناس أكثر حول العالم بكلفة أقل. وبالإضافة إلى ذلك، نشترك مع الرائدين في مجال الرعاية الصحية إذ نسعى إلى استخدام تغير السياسات العالمي اللازم لتطبيق تغير ناجح في أنظمة الرعاية الصحية المستدامة.

وتدعو رؤية "هيلثي ماجينايشن" للمستقبل العالم لينضم إلينا في رحلتنا إلى تطوير ابتكارات بشكل مستمر تركز على تخفيض الكلفة وزيادة الدخول وتحسين الجودة حول العالم. وتتخذ الشركة مقرا لها في المملكة المتحدة وهي جزء من شركة "جينيرال إليكتريك" (المدرجة في بورصة نيويورك تحت الرمز GE). وفي جميع أرجاء العالم، يلتزم موظفو الشركة بخدمة الأطباء ومرضاهم في أكثر من 100 بلد. ولمزيد من المعلومات حول "جي إي" للرعاية الصحية، الرجاء زيارة الموقع

ولأجد أخبارنا، الرجاء زيارة

إن نص اللغة الأصلية لهذا البيان هو النسخة الرسمية المعتمدة. أما الترجمة فقد قدمت للمساعدة فقط، ويجب الرجوع لنص اللغة الأصلية الذي يمثل النسخة الوحيدة ذات التأثير القانوني.

لاستفسارات الإعلام، الرجاء الاتصال بـِ:

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"أيون هيويت" تطلق دراسة عن أفضل أرباب العمل في الشرق الأوسط لعام 2011

دبي، 28 نوفمبر 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

أطلقت شركة "أيون هيويت" Aon Hewitt دراسة عن أفضل أرباب العمل في الشرق الأوسط لعام 2011 - أكبر مشروع بحثي للموظفين ودراسة لممارسات السوق يتم تنفيذها في الشرق الأوسط. شاركت أكثر من 100 مؤسسة مشهورة من المنطقة في دراسة 2009.

توفر دراسة أفضل رب عمل فكرة حول مدى الترابط بين الممارسات الإنسانية وفاعلية الأعمال التجارية وبالتالي يمكن للمؤسسة الاستفادة من تلك المعلومات في منهجها الخاص، وستحدد لائحة الممارسات لعام 2011 ضمن دراسة "أيون هيويت" لأفضل أرباب العمل في الشرق الأوسط.

تعتبر هذه الدراسة جزءاً من دراسة أفضل أرباب عمل "أيون هيويت" في آسيا والمحيط الهادئ لعام 2011، والتي تشمل 11 سوقاً بما في ذلك استراليا ونيوزيلندا والصين وهونج كونج والهند وأندونيسيا واليابان وكوريا وماليزيا وسنغافورة وتايلاند. في الشرق الأوسط، وبهدف تطوير هذه الدراسة دخلت "أيون هيويت" في شراكة مع الغرفة الأمريكية في مصر وجمعية البحرين للمصارف ومؤسسة محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم في دبي وجامعة الملك فهد للمعادن والبترول في الرياض.

تحتاج المؤسسات التسجيل للمشاركة في الدراسة قبل 20 ديسمبر 2010. ومن المتوقع أن تمثل الدراسة وجهات نظر حوالي 200 ألف موظف في جميع أنحاء المنطقة. وستتلقى الجهات المشاركة موجز تنفيذي للنتائج والخلاصات الرئيسية، مجاناً في مايو 2011.

الربط مع أداء الأعمال

ستعزز دراسة 2011 التركيز على كيفية ارتباط ممارسات الناس في المؤسسات والشركات مع أداء الأعمال. كما ستدرس تأثير تلك الممارسات الإيجابية على الأعمال التجارية وستقيم الإجراءات والسلوكيات لقطاعات الموظفين المختلفة التي تسمح بتحسين مستوى أداء الأعمال.

يتم اختيار أفضل أرباب العمل في دراسة "أيون هيويت" من قبل لجنة تحكيم مستقلة مؤلفة من كبار الأكاديميين ورجال الأعمال البارزين. وستتم المشاركة بسرية تامة وسيتم الإعلان فقط عن أفضل الشركات في الدراسة التي تحمل اسم أفضل أرباب العمل من "أيون هيويت" في مايو 2011.

وتعليقاً على إطلاق هذه الدراسة، قال السيد سامر مارديني، الرائد في مجال حلول المواهب والأداء، في "أيون هيويت" الشرق الأوسط وجنوب آسيا: "نجحت الدراسة الأولى لأفضل أرباب العمل في الشرق الأوسط لعام 2009 بتمثيل وجهات نظر أكثر من 150 ألف موظف في منطقة الشرق الأوسط. وهو ما جعل من هذه الدراسة أكبر مشروع بحث للموظفين على مستوى الشرق الأوسط. لن تركز دراسة العام 2011 على كيفية تعزيز المؤسسات والشركات لنتائج العمل من خلال موظفيها فقط ولكن ستركز أيضا على كيفية نجاح "الأفضل" خلال مرحلة الركود الاقتصادي".

ويضيف مارديني: "في الوقت الذي تكشف فيه الدراسة عن كيفية تحقيق الشركات الشرق أوسطية للميزة التنافسية الحقيقية من خلال موظفيها، تشير الدراسة أيضاً إلى تلك الشركات التي تشق طريقها لتصبح ضمن قائمة "أفضل أرباب العمل". ونحن نتوقع أن تعزز هذه الدراسة معايير ممارسات الناس في الشرق الأوسط – لتجعل من هذه المنطقة مكان عمل أفضل".

ويمكن للشركات المهتمة للمشاركة في هذه الدراسة زيارة الموقع التالي للتسجيل للمشاركة:


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نبذة عن "أيون هيويت" Aon Hewitt

"أيون هيويت" هي الشركة الرائدة عالمياً في استشارات رأس المال البشري والاستعانة بمصادر خارجية للحلول. تتشارك الشركة مع المؤسسات والشركات لإيجاد حلول لمزاياها الأكثر تعقيداً والتحديات المالية ذات الصلة وتحسين أداء الأعمال. إن "أيون هيويت" تصمم وتستخدم وتتواصل مع وتدير مجموعة واسعة من إستراتيجيات رأس المال البشري والتقاعد وإدارة الاستثمار والرعاية الصحية والتعويض وإدارة المواهب. تملك الشركة أكثر من 29 ألف من المهنيين المتخصصين في 90 بلداً، لتجعل "أيون هيويت" العالم مكانا أفضل للعمل من أجل العملاء وموظفيهم. لمزيد من المعلومات حول "أيون هيويت"، يرجى زيارة الموقع التالي: .

نبذة عن "أيون" Aon

شركة "أيون" (رمزها في بورصة نيويورك: AON) هي المزود الرائد عالميا لخدمات إدارة المخاطر والتأمين وإعادة التأمين المقاولة والاستشارات في مجال رأس المال البشري. من خلال أكثر من 59 ألف زميل في جميع أنحاء العالم، تقدم الشركة قيمة مميزة للعميل من خلال إدارة المخاطر المبتكرة والفعالة وحلول إنتاجية القوى العاملة. يتم تقديم موارد الشركة والخبرة الفنية العالمية الرائدة في مجال الصناعة على المستوى المحلي من خلال أكثر من 500 مكتباً في أكثر من 120 بلدا. اختيرت الشركة كأفضل وسيط في العالم من قبل مجلة "يوروموني" لعام 2008 و 2009 و دراسة التأمين لعام 2010، كما حلت "أيون" في المرتبة الأعلى على قائمة "بزنيس إنشورنس" لأكبر وسطاء التأمين في العالم على أساس عائدات تجارة التجزئة وتجارة الجملة وإعادة التأمين وخطوط الوساطة الشخصية في 2008 و2009. صنفت "إيه إم بست" الشركة كأفضل وسيط التأمين بناء على عائدات الوساطة المالية في 2007 و2008 و2009، وتم انتخابها كأفضل وسيط للتأمين وإعادة التأمين وأفضل شركة استشارية لمزايا الموظفين في 2007 و2008 و2009 من قبل قراء "بزنيس إنشورنس". لمزيد من المعلومات حول "أيون" يرجى زيارة الموقع: ولمعرفة المزيد عن شراكة "أيون" العالمية ورعايتها لقميص "مانشستر يونايتد" يرجى زيارة: .

بيان ضمان الحماية:

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ديليجو كاور

دراسة عن أفضل أرباب العمل في الشرق الأوسط

"أيون هيويت"


سوشيل باسين

التسويق في والهند والشرق الأوسط

"أيون هيويت"


GE Healthcare Showcases Healthymagination Commitment and Innovations at RSNA 2010; Latest Advancements on Display in Booth 5533

Technologies foster better, more efficient care with improvements in image quality, dose management and clinician workflow

CHICAGO, Sunday, November 28th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

RSNA 2010

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Increasing access. Improving quality and efficiency. Lowering costs. When GE launched its healthymagination initiative last year, these were the long-term goals and at RSNA 2010, GE Healthcare will highlight a variety of technologies developed to support this strategy and help improve patient care worldwide.

“Since the launch of healthymagination, GE Healthcare has worked with caregivers and organizations around the world to develop innovative technologies to better address the needs of healthcare providers and their patients,” said John Dineen, President and CEO of GE Healthcare. “This year, the company will showcase the results of this shared commitment in several areas of care including CT, X-ray and Healthcare IT, among others, all meant to foster providers’ ability to deliver better healthcare to more people at a lower cost.”


For decades GE Healthcare has invested in leading, state of the art technology for significantly lowering dose in computed tomography (CT) procedures. GE Healthcare’s exclusive ASiR (adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction) low dose reconstruction technology, available on the GE Discovery™ CT750 HD and LightSpeed VCT, can reduce dose by up to 40-50% while maintaining image quality and can be implemented as a cost-effective upgrade for existing GE LightSpeed VCT customers.

GE is also highlighting the newest low-dose technology in the company’s CT portfolio–a model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) technology called Veo currently available in Europe. It is 510(k) pending at FDA and not yet available for sale in the U.S. When compared to previous GE reconstruction methods, Veo’s capabilities “change the rules” of CT imaging by applying revolutionary new modeling techniques to deliver lower noise, resolution gain, improved low contrast detectability and artifact suppression.

Healthcare IT

The latest addition to the Centricity family, Centricity PACS 3.2 delivers more impact, with a smaller footprint. Centricity* PACS version 3.2 boasts a feature set that can optimize radiologist efficiency, enhance image interpretation, and enable growth from the PACS that stores one of every five digital exams in the United States.

Interventional Radiology

The company is introducing the Innova* 3100-IQ (Optima* Edition), a reliable, high-performance interventional combo lab that offers excellent image quality and the industry’s highest DQE detector at a lower price point and total cost of ownership to help put interventional procedures within financial reach of small to medium-sized rural hospitals.


GE Healthcare will be introducing new MR scanners, applications and coil suites designed to deliver premium clinical and research performance, improve the patient experience and boost productivity of radiologists and technologists alike.

Nuclear Medicine

GE Healthcare is announcing the FDA clearance of the use of an innovative technology that may assist in assessment and early detection of breast cancer in women who are at high risk for the disease. The Discovery* NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging system with CZT detector, which is not yet available for sale, utilizes a small FOV gamma camera dedicated for breast imaging based on accumulation of a radioactive tracer in hypermetabolic cancer cells.


The company is showcasing its new mobile surgical C-arm. The Brivo OEC 850, recently launched in China, is a cost-conscious, high quality imaging system that will expand the reach of orthopedic minimally invasive surgery.

Additionally, the company is introducing Brilliant, an educational program designed to help mobile C-arm users manage radiation dose while producing optimum images to enable great patient care. The educational program, which complements the company’s existing customer training offerings and dose reduction product features, includes radiation safety classes, an iPad application and handy reference tools.


Designed for digital use based on customer input, GE’s new X-ray technology, FlashPad, is a flexible, wireless detector that features two handles that make it easier to position and maneuver. It is equipped with GE’s most advanced X-ray detector technology, and its unique design provides up to eight percent more coverage for key applications and maintains high image quality at low dose levels. FlashPad is a reliable, long-term investment for future Radiography and Fluoroscopy systems, compatible with a variety of GE X-ray products today and is the only wireless digital detector capable of supporting advanced applications.

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GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.

Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries. For more information about GE Healthcare, visit our website at

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Aon Hewitt launches 2011 Best Employers in Middle East Study

Focus on driving business results through people

Dubai, Sunday, November 28th 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

Aon Hewitt has launched its Best Employers in Middle East 2011 study - the largest employee research project and market practice study undertaken in the Middle East. More than 100 well known organisations from the region participated in the 2009 study.

The Best Employers study provides insights into how people practices relate to business effectiveness. It enables an organisation to benchmark its own approach, and will identify the 2011 shortlist of the Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Middle East.

The Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Middle East 2011 study is a part of the Aon Hewitt Best Employers in Asia Pacific 2011 study, which spans 11 markets including Australia/New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. In the Middle East, Aon Hewit has partnered with Amcham Egypt, Bahrain Association of Banks, Mohammed Bin Raktoum Foundation, Dubai and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Riyadh for the purpose of developing the study.

Organisations need to register to participate in the study by 20 December 2010. The study is expected to represent the views of around 200,000 employees across the region. Participating companies will receive an executive summary of the key findings and conclusions, free of charge in May 2011.

Linking with business performance

The 2011 study will have an increased focus on how organisations' people practices link with business performance. It will examine the business impact of positive people practices, and evaluate the actions and behaviours of the different employee segments that enable improved business performance.

Aon Hewitt Best Employers are selected by an independent judging panel comprised of leading academics and eminent business leaders. Participation is strictly confidential. Only the organisations that are named Aon Hewitt Best Employers will be announced publicly in May 2011.

Mr. Samir Mardini, Talent & Performance Solution Leader, Middle East and South Asia at Aon Hewitt, said:

"The inaugural Best Employers in Middle East 2009 study successfully represented views of over 150,000 employees across the Middle East region. This made it the largest employee research project in the Middle East. The Best Employers 2011 study will not just focus on how organisations drive business results through their people but also how The Best succeeded during the economic downturn.

"While revealing how organisations in the Middle East are achieving a real competitive advantage through their people, the study also indicates where an organisation is on its journey to becoming a Best Employer. We expect this study to enhance the standards of people practices in Middle East - making the region a better place to work."

Companies can register their interest to participate in the study by visiting

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محمد عمران يحصد جائزة الرئيس التنفيذي الدولي للعام 2010

ابوظبي، 27 نوفمبر 2010 [ME NewsWire]:

اختير محمد عمران رئيس مجلس إدارة اتصالات للفوز بجائزة الرئيس التنفيذي الدولي للعام 2010 من قبل لجنة تحكيم الجوائز الخاصة بجائزة الاتصالات الدولية المقامة في العاصمة البريطانية لندن ، وقد جاء اختيار عمران الرئيس التنفيذي الدولي في قطاع الاتصالات لهذا العام، لما حققته "اتصالات" ظل إدارته من انجازات على المستويين المحلي والدولي ، حيث تمكن محمد عمران من قيادة "اتصالات" عبر مختلف مراحل تطورها وصولاً إلى المكانة العالمية المرموقة التي تتمتع بها حالياً عبر نهج يستند على الحكمة والخبرة، بالإضافة إلى الفهم المتعمق للقطاع والأسواق والاستثمار الأمثل للفرص المتميزة في الشرق الأوسط وآسيا وأفريقيا.

وتعتبر هذه الجائزة من ارفع الجوائز في قطاع الاتصالات حيث تغطي كافة مجالات الاتصالات في العالم. وقد حضر الحفل اكثر من 500 مشاركاً من المدراء والرؤساء التفيذيين وأصحاب القرار في مجال الاتصالات.

وعلى هذا الانجاز أعرب محمد عمران عن تقديره وسروره بنيل هذا التكريم ، و أكد أن وراء هذا النجاح هو دعم القيادة الرشيدة في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة للمؤسسة وعلاقة الإمارات مع كافة الدول والشركاء الاستراتجيين في الدول التي تعمل بها "اتصالات" بالإضافة إلى الكادر المحترف الذي ساهم بشكل فعال في وصول "اتصالات: إلى هذه المرتبة.

هذا وأضاف عمران بأن "اتصالات" و لا تزال مشاركاً فاعلاً وداعماً هاماً لكافة الجهود المبذولة والتي تستهدف تقديم الدعم للبحث المشترك عن الحلول وتبادل المعرفة في صناعة الاتصالات. كما وتحتل اتصالات، باعتبارها أحد أبرز المشغلين، مكانة بارزة في تقديم الحلول والخدمات المبتكرة، وتساهم بشكل فعال في نمو وتطوير صناعة الاتصالات على المستوى المحلي والإقليمي.

وقد شهدت "اتصالات" نمواً ملحوظا خلال الفترة الماضية ليشمل التوسع العمل في 18 سوقا على امتداد آسيا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا، وتقدم خدماتها لأكثر من 107 مليون مشترك فعال،كما وتغطي عملياتها ما يقارب 2 مليار نسمة. كما قاد عمران "اتصالات" إلى مصاف الشركات العالمية من خلال مجموعة من التوسعات والإستحواذات الخارجية في قارتي أسيا وأفريقيا لتصبح ضمن قائمة كبريات الشركات العالمية، وشكلت العديد من التوسعات التي قادها عمران نماذج للعمل الجاد والناجح ومن أبرزها دخول السوقين السعودي والمصري فضلاً على تنويع الدخل للمستثمرين وتطوير قطاع الاتصالات في الأسواق المختلفة.

وتعتبر "اتصالات" رائدة في مجال تقنيه المعلومات والتكنولوجيا الحديثة والتطبيقات. و قد عزا عمران التطور الذي شهدته اتصالات خلال الأعوام السابقة إلى الدور الرائد الذي يقوم به العاملين في الشركة للتطوير خدمات الاتصالات خاصة في مجال البنية التحتية للاتصالات وتوفير التكنولوجيا المتقدمة والحلول المختلفة للاتصالات التي باتت اليوم أحد أهم أسس النجاح الاقتصادي في دول العالم . وكذلك لما تحققه "اتصالات" من ابتكار وتطوير في مجال خدمة العملاء والتي تركز جميعها على احدث النظم في هذا المجال والسعي لإرضاء العملاء وتقديم أفضل الخدمات والحلول من خلال التوظيف الأمثل للتكنولوجيا المتقدمة في مجال الاستخدام الشخصي والمؤسسات.

وقد وأكد عمران بأن جيلنا محظوظ أن يشهد هذه الطفرة في مجال التكنولوجيا والمعلومات التي ساهمت في تغير استخدام البشر للمعلومات و كافة وسائل الاتصال.

أمضى محمد عمران أكثر من ثلاثة عقود من العمل في "اتصالات" شَغَل خلالها مختلف الوظائف وتدرج في السلم الوظيفي حتى وصل لمنصب رئيس مجلس الإدارة في العام 2005، وهذا ما آهله لأن يقود المؤسسة للعديد من الإنجازات، بحيث يُعد اليوم من أهم صناع القرار في قطاع الاتصالات الإقليمي، وقد صنفته مجلة أريبيان بزنس في العام 2010 ضمن قائمة أقوي 100 شخصية عربية، ويعد الشخصية العربية الوحيدة من قطاع الإتصالات التي حافظت على تواجدها في قائمة هذا العام. هذا وقد حصل عمران على درجة البكالوريوس في الهندسة الالكترونية والاتصالات من جامعة القاهرة المصرية في العام 1977 وانضم إلى "اتصالات" في نفس العام.

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Mehdi Rafsandjani dévoile des informations exclusives pour la chaîne Al Aan

Émirats Arabes Unis le ,25 novembre 2010, [ME NewsWire] : La chaîne  Al AAn a obtenu des informations exclusives de la  part de Mehdi Hashemi Rafsandjani, fils de l’ancien président Iranien Hashemi Rafsandjani,  après la relance du mandat d’arrêt émis contre lui par les autorités iraniennes et l’annonce de leur intention de procéder  à son arrestation dès son retour au pays.

Ces informations viennent à la suite de la lettre envoyée par Mr Hashemi au procureur de Téhéran, M. Abadi dans laquelle il  confirme son  désir de retourner en Iran, à condition d’avoir droit à un procès équitable loin de toute interférence politique et de sécurité.

Nisreen Sadek,  Chef du département des  informations de la chaîne Al Aan TV a réalisé  une interview exclusive avec Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani, fille de l'ancien président iranien dans le but de discuter de   plusieurs  problèmes, notamment les circonstances de l'affaire de son frère Mehdi , lors de cette interview  Faezeh a  déclaré que les autorités iraniennes ont monté des dossiers factices  contre son frère et l’ont accusé de fausses allégations ; de plus, elles ont incité certains prisonniers à faire des aveux accablant contre lui  ce qui constitue  une violation des lois.  L'interview complète sera diffusée bientôt dans le cadre de l’émission Akhbar Al AAN.

Dans le  même contexte,  Nisreen Sadek a révélé avoir rencontré Mehdi Rafsandjani  dans le cadre  des relations sociales qu’elle entretient avec la famille de Mme  Faezeh Rafsandjani. Mr Rafsadjani a déclaré exclusivement pour la chaîne AL AAN  son désir de retourner en Iran  à condition d’avoir droit à un procès équitable et à ce que les autorités mettent fin aux harcèlements et  aux pressions qu’elles exercent  sur  sa famille en Iran.

Selon Jinane Moussa, responsable du département des missions, l’affaire de  Mehdi Rafsandjani a refait surface une  fois de plus par ce que M. Abadi   le procureur de Téhéran  a tenu de rappeler et d’insister sur l’existence  du   mandat d'arrêt contre Mahdi, qui sera  arrêté et incarcéré dés son retour en Iran. La réaction d’Abadi vient en réponse  à la lettre que lui a adressée  Mehdi et dans laquelle il  a exprimé sa volonté de retourner à Téhéran, sous certaines conditions.

 La question cruciale qui se pose ici est de savoir si Mehdi Rafsandjani retournera en Iran sous les conditions politiques actuelles ?

A noter, que le reportage concernant les déclarations exclusives de Mehdi Rafsandjani donnée  à la chaîne Al AAn ont été diffusées mercredi le 24/11/2010 lors  du programme Al Yom à 9 h (Arabie Saoudite).

Al Yawm est une émission matinale diffusée en direct, qui s’intéresse aux   préoccupations des gens et penche sur  les problèmes humanitaires, sociaux, médicaux, culturels, artistiques, économiques et techniques sans oublier la politique.  L’émission passe en revue les unes des  journaux et des magazines et met en relief le côté  humanitaire et sociale de l’information.  L’émission est diffusée à 9 h (Arabie Saoudite) et elle est présentée par le département de l’information du canal.

*Source : ME NewsWire
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Kristina Koubar
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