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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 December 2018, (AETOSWire): Prominent e-sports gaming product manufacture, BenQ ZOWIE announced ZOWIE G-SR Red Special Edition mousepad and is now available in the Middle East region. G-SR-SE Red is the updated version from G-SR-SE Blue mousepad, providing gamers with a new color option, and refreshed design to choose from. 

The latest G-SR series provides smooth mouse movement, better traction to your mouse sensor. ZOWIE mousepads provide 100% flat rubber base that ensure consistent performance across the mousepad. The Special Edition mousepad provides a slightly different glide feeling from the standard black G-SR.

G-SR-SE Blue will be discontinued for now, and new revamped Red mousepads will be the replacement and ready for pick up. It costs AED 120

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About ZOWIE                                                                         

Introduced in late 2008, ZOWIE is a brand dedicated to the development of the best competitive gaming gears available that compliment eSports athletes’ combating performance. From 2015 on, ZOWIE brand was acquired by BenQ Corp to represent the company’s eSports product line that delivers truly competitive experience and enjoyment. 

 About BenQ Corporation

Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life”, BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today – lifestyle, business, healthcare and education – with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters. 

 

*Source: AETOSWire

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 24 December 2018, (AETOSWire): The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at the Al Yamamah Palace in Riyadh yesterday guests of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture ‘Janadria 33’ who are intellectuals and writers.

 

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques delivered the following speech during the reception,

“Dear guests, Dear brothers, Peace, mercy and blessings of God upon you. I am welcoming you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the National Festival of Heritage and Culture in its 33rd edition. I am also welcoming the participation of the brotherly Republic of Indonesia as the guest of honor of this edition.

 

This festival embodies the Kingdom's heritage, reflects the diversity of heritage in our country, contributes to the awareness of young generations of this heritage, and contributes to promoting global cultural communication. And your presence here is a proof of this.”

Following this the word of this years’ honored personality was delivered by Dr. Samar Bint Jaber Al-Humoud in which she expressed appreciation for the honoring which is a constant and continuous approach of Saudi Arabia to its citizens to encourage, motivate and embrace them.

She also said, "The Kingdom has invested in its citizens’ sons and daughters and exerted precious efforts. The sons and daughters of this country have conducted many achievements in all fields. The Saudi presence has become a milestone in many regional and international forums on the individual and institutional levels, thanks to God first, and the unlimited support of the leadership of this blessed nation.”

After that, the President of the Union of Tunisian Writers, Dr. Salah El-Din El-Hammadi delivered a speech on behalf of  the guests of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture, in which he said, "Your generous patronage to the festival and the reception of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques is clear obvious proof that the interest in culture, heritage and thought are priorities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and our presence to this land is only an expression of our recognition of this and recognition of your favor on writers and creative thinkers.”

He added, “We came here to celebrate with you the heritage, culture and history through our participation in this festival, raising the same slogan of this year’s edition ‘Faithfulness and Loyalty’ which are two of the most important values of Arab society.”

Al -Hammadi praised the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque’s attitudes towards the dangers that threaten the Arab nation. He said, "Without your firmness and determination and your response to the various conspiracies targeting the Arab countries, the wolves would attack our countries."

At the end of the reception, guests of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture were honored by shaking hands with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.

*Source: AETOSWire

Project will position the Kingdom on the global tourism map, eventually creating 70,000 jobs, growing GDP by SAR 22 billion and attracting one million visitors per year

RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 13 December 2018, (AETOSWire): A delegation from the Red Sea Development Company, led by chief executive John Pagano, was received by King Salman bin Abdulaziz at Araqa Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday (December 11). 

                                                                                                            

Mr. Pagano made a visual presentation at the palace on the master plan of the Red Sea Project, underlining its economic and development goals and the project’s objective to become a global destination for luxury tourism. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chairman of the company, was also present.

 

Twenty-two islands on the Red Sea will be developed as part of the project that is expected to create an estimated 70,000 jobs.

It will not just contribute SAR 22 billion to Saudi Arabia’s GDP, but play a major role in the Kingdom’s economic-diversification drive – a chief objective of Vision 2030 – by attracting approximately one million tourists per year. 

 

The first phase of the project, scheduled to be completed in 2022, will include an airport, marinas, residential properties, recreational facilities and up to 3,000 hotel rooms.

 

King Salman lauded the delegates for planning a project that will propel Saudi Arabia to a prominent position on the global tourism map and create investment opportunities for the Saudi Arabian private sector – while simultaneously preserving the nation’s cultural and environmental heritage.

 

*Source: AETOSWire

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 13 December 2018—(AETOSWire): With the support and under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the 33rd Edition of the National Festival of Heritage and Culture will be held in Janadria for 21 days from Thursday 20th December 2018 to Wednesday 9th January 2019. Organized by the Saudi Ministry of National Guard, the festival is part of the efforts to intensify attention for Saudi heritage, expose it regionally and globally and to promote dialogue among cultures and civilizations on the level of people and nations.

 

Janadria is the largest Saudi cultural festival that simulates the history, present and future of Saudi Arabia and the largest event of its kind in the region. Since 1985, it has witnessed extensive Saudi participation, a growing Arab and Gulf presence and an unprecedented public presence. The festival annually attracts millions of lovers of cultural heritage and originality and includes the launch of several distinctive cultural initiatives.

 

This year the festival is characterized by a wide and rich participation from the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the guest of honor of the festival is Indonesia, reflecting the weight of this historic, civilized and cultural country.

 

With a high-level official presence from the GCC and Arab countries, this year's festival will be held under the theme of ‘Wafaa  wa Walaa’ – ‘Faithfulness and Loyalty. The festival will present to the public a  literary and artistic distinctive work which is the opera performance ‘Tilal Ya Yaat’ performed by Mohammed Abdo and Rashid Al Majid, with the words of the poet Fahd Aft and composed by the musician Dr. Talal and with the participation of the artist Mazal Farhan for the first time.

 

In addition there will be the launch of the camel race heritage, a race which is the first nucleus of the Janadria Festival known more than 40 years ago which then transformed into an annual cultural and heritage festival. The festival is also unique with ‘Al Arda Art’ which represents one of the most important events and expresses the unity of the homeland and embodies the pride of the nation, its strength and cohesion.

 

The new edition is the largest in the history of the Festival, as it will be attended by more than 50 Saudi government institutions and sectors. The Festival will review the stands of the Saudi regions including folk shows, handicrafts, heritage collections, local food, seminars and cultural activities. The programme of folk literature at the Janadria Festival will have a wide participation of a number of famous Saudi, Emirati and Kuwaiti poets.

 

The festival seeks annually to provide all the amenities and needs for visitors to enjoy all its various activities and for hours spent at the event.

*Source: AETOSWire

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, December 15, 2018-(AETOSWire)- The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) officially announced the accreditation of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) at its 2018 Annual Meeting which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America.

SACSCOC, the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern United States, has a membership of more than 800 institutions in the Southern states and other international sites approved by SACSCOC that award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and/or doctoral degrees. SACSCOC also awards accreditation to other international institutions of higher education that satisfy all its requirements and demonstrate compliance with its accreditation standards. AURAK now joins the very small group of elite international higher education institutions that have attained SACSCOC accreditation and can enjoy the diverse benefits of membership in this highly revered organization.

“Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that the institution has a mission appropriate to higher education, has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, and maintains clearly specified educational objectives that are consistent with its mission and appropriate to the degrees its offers, and that indicate whether it is successful in achieving its stated objectives.”

“The culmination of the accreditation process is a public statement of an institution’s continuing capacity to provide effective programs and services based on agreed-upon requirements. The statement of an institution’s accreditation status with SACSCOC also represents an affirmation of an institution’s continuing commitment to the Commission’s principles and philosophy of accreditation.”

AURAK is a nonprofit, government-owned institution of higher education which provides the local, regional and international communities with a North American-style education integrated with Arabic customs and traditions. It is licensed by the Ministry of Education in the UAE and offers a total of 22 accredited undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. Despite having this primary local accreditation, AURAK was determined to broaden its impact in higher education by obtaining internationally recognized institutional and program accreditations. To date, the institution has six programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and institutional accreditation by SACSCOC. It should be noted that in the case of institutional accreditation by SACSCOC, an institution is also expected to document and demonstrate the quality and effectiveness of all its programs and services although the agency does not award individual program accreditation.

AURAK has been working diligently towards obtaining SACSCOC accreditation since 2014 and successfully achieved candidacy status in July of 2017. This paved the way for the institution to undergo even more rigorous and comprehensive onsite review by a SACSCOC Accreditation Committee. The Committee found the institution to be in compliance with all accreditation standards and requirements. Further internal reviews were conducted by SACSCOC in keeping with its multi-tiered peer review process, the culmination of which was AURAK obtaining SACSCOC accreditation.

This was a formidable achievement that was four years in the making. It demonstrates the tenacity, determination and commitment of AURAK to achieving excellence in all its undertakings – for its students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders.

“The long- standing dream and goal has come true in a record time. The report is positive and clear.” Professor Hassan beamed proudly during the declaration of AURAK’s SACSCOC accreditation status. “Today AURAK is among the first universities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to successfully initiate and complete the entire accreditation process as an applicant institution to secure membership from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), affirming that AURAK is not only as an institution of quality among Arabic educational institutions, but also on an international level as well. This accreditation validates our claims of providing students with a highly rigorous curriculum from the credentialed and highly knowledgeable faculty we have always strived to hire and support. AURAK has achieved in a very short time what some other institutions have failed to do in decades.

 

I would like to seize this opportunity to thank the AURAK family and supporters for their loyalty, dedication, and hard work. Without them, AURAK would not be the exemplar of educational excellence it is. Today our aspirations and our hard work have been realized. In gaining SACSCOC membership we join a community of highly respected institutions. We look forward to offering a vast array of educational opportunities through which we will continue to develop and excel.”

*Source: AETOSWire

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 17 December 2018, (AETOSWire): This New Year’s Eve, Ras Al Khaimah is the place to be as the Emirate readies to host the most spectacular celebration with a 12-minute fireworks display - the bid for a new Guinness World Record display - and an array of family-oriented activities.

Marjan, Ras Al Khaimah’s master-developer of freehold projects, will manage the show to mark 2019 with a glittering array of activities that will entertain all at its flagship development, Al Marjan Island. With three additional viewing areas around Al Marjan Island, New Year’s Eve in Ras Al Khaimah has fun and thrills in store for local and international visitors.

Abdulla Al Abdouli, Managing Director & CEO of Marjan, said: “This year, we are offering exciting family activities that will delight all in the run-up to the amazing fireworks display that aims to set a new Guinness World Record. The event will position the Emirate as the must-visit destination this season.”

Among the diverse activities are food trucks, ice cream salons, lemonade corners, colourful band performances, and children’s activities such as face painting and inflatable games. Stilt walkers, mime artists, and clowns will welcome guests with free balloons to be distributed.

The three venues to watch the fireworks are next to Al Hamra Village - Al Shohadah Street, secondly at Al Marjan Island and thirdly at Al Wasl Street between Al Marjan Island and Al Hamra Village all with special parking areas.  These venues are open for free to the public and are family-friendly with the festivities going on from 5pm on December 31 to 2am on January 1.

Do not miss the opportunity to visit Ras Al Khaimah and enjoy a memorable evening. For world-class hospitality, book your hotel early and enjoy unique beachfront experiences on Al Marjan Island as well as be part of an amazing celebration that will include numerous innovative features.

Having set a Guinness World Record in 2018 for the ‘largest aerial firework shell’, this year’s festivities can be enjoyed from three venues that will be transformed into a family zone with exciting activities for all members.

 

*Source: AETOSWire

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 December 2018, (AETOSWire): SHUAA Capital, the UAE’s premier financial services Group, is pleased to announce the commencement of its post-acquisition integration and consolidation efforts with Kuwait based Amwal International Investment Company (“Amwal”), following the recent completion of the public tender acquisition process, and Amwal shareholders’ General Assembly that was held on 12th December 2018. As part of the General Assembly’s outcome, Amwal announced a new Board of Directors consisting of Bader Al Reizhan, Fawad Tariq Khan, Khaleefa Al Mheiri, Oliver Lee, Ali Tariq, Adil Mustafa and Abdullah Galadari.

The acquisition of Amwal aligns perfectly with SHUAA’s vision of delivering long-term shareholder value, in addition to the prospects of meaningful synergies between SHUAA Capital’s existing capital markets business and Amwal’s key subsidiary, ‘Noor Capital Markets’.

Noor Capital Markets is the region’s leading homegrown online FOREX, Commodities and Contract for Difference (“CFD”) trading platform that is highly regarded for being the best in class service offering and quality execution.  

Fawad Tariq-Khan, Chief Executive Officer of SHUAA Capital, said: “The commencement of this consolidation exercise represents the culmination of our efforts in establishing a broad geographic footprint across the region’s strongest markets. From our heritage in the UAE, and now in our six well-placed jurisdictions, we are well positioned to tap into a diverse range of growing markets. We are excited about the potential to take our expertise into Kuwait, Turkey and Jordan, as well as bringing Noor Capital Markets’ services and offerings to our home territories. We believe that we have a winning combination which will support our continued transformation on the path to sustainable profitability”.

Fawad explains further, “Ultimately, it is our clients who will benefit from our ability to deliver a broader range of services and synergies that we will realize between SHUAA Capital , Amwal and Noor Capital Markets. This combination clearly demonstrates SHUAA’s ability to identify, structure and complete complex Mergers and Acquisitions transactions to complement SHUAA Capital’s organic growth plan. We continue to carefully appraise selected opportunities that we believe will generate incremental revenue  and will deliver long term shareholder value.”

Mr. Khurram Sayeed, CEO of Noor Capital Markets, said “SHUAA Capital is a natural fit, for our trading business Noor Capital Markets, when you consider its diversified regional presence and experience. Clear synergies can be delivered with our combined efforts and business verticals across new markets including Kuwait, Jordan and Turkey. For Noor Capital Markets, we have built a successful industry-leading business in a relatively short period of time and are excited by the tremendous prospects of delivering a combined business plan alongside SHUAA Capital”.

In addition to the above, Kuwait’s promotion to the FTSE Russell Emerging Markets Index in September is expected to attract significant inflows of investment. In Jordan and Turkey, regulatory reforms are being implemented to support their capital markets’ growth and their implications on broader economies. For instance, despite a challenging economic backdrop in Jordan, last year Foreign Direct Investment inflows totaled USD 1.6 billion, representing growth of 7.5%. Meanwhile, in 2017, Turkey’s Boursa Istanbul recorded growth of 43% year-on-year in terms of the market value of stocks traded, demonstrating its regional significance and appeal. Boursa Istanbul is one of the largest exchanges in Europe with over c. USD 2 billion traded daily on average.

Amwal International Investment Company holds an investment company license regulated by the Capital Markets Authority in Kuwait and a lending license regulated by the Central Bank of Kuwait. Financial earnings are expected to be consolidated during Q4 2018.

About SHUAA Capital psc: Established in 1979, and often considered to be the most recognized financial advisory and investment firm in the Middle East, SHUAA Capital psc (‘SHUAA’) is an integrated financial services firm headquartered in the United Arab Emirates. The firm services corporate and institutional clients, governments, family businesses and high-net-worth-individuals with expertise in the areas of Asset Management, Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Securities Brokerage and Credit. SHUAA is a public shareholding company with its shares listed on the Dubai Financial Market. The firm is regulated as a financial investment company by the UAE Central Bank and the Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority.

The firm owns and operates subsidiaries based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Arab Republic of Egypt. They are SHUAA Capital - Saudi Arabia which operates as a Saudi Capital Markets Authority licensed investment bank, Gulf Finance UAE making up its Lending division, along with Gulf Finance Saudi Arabia its SAMA-regulated Shari’ah-compliant lending arm, Amwal International Investment Company- a CMA licensed financial services institution and SHUAA Securities – Egypt specializing in brokerage services for institutional, corporate and retail clients with seamless access to regional markets. www.shuaa.com   

 

*Source: AETOSWire

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