Daily Archives: March 8, 2016

Northrop Grumman to Expand Communications System Capability at World’s Busiest Airport, UAE

LONDON, March 8, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced that its U.K.-based subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, is expanding the capability of the air traffic control (ATC) communication systems at Dubai International (DXB), the world’s busiest international airport, and Dubai World Central (DWC) airport, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Under the terms of the contract awarded to Bayanat Engineering UAE, Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) will receive Park Air Sapphire portfolio products, including its latest Park Air T6 Radio at five radio sites located at each airport. The system will simultaneously support both legacy E1 and Voice over IP (VoIP) connectivity, enabling radio channels to be connected to a network of Park Air S4 IP Controllers, while also connecting to the airports’ legacy voice switch.

The Park Air T6 Radio, an integral part of the Sapphire portfolio, will provide DANS with Simultaneous Call Transmission (SCT) detection. With SCT, the T6 Radio receiver detects two pilots speaking at the same time and sends an alert to the air traffic controller to take the appropriate action.

“To develop a radio of such advanced capability is a credit to our engineers,” said Danny Milligan, managing director, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems. “The new Park Air T6 Radio not only delivers a significant step forward in terms of performance, but also contributes to our environmental obligations. It is the lightest and smallest radio in its class, its power consumption has been minimised and toxic materials such as beryllia and lithium, which are traditionally required in radio designs, have been excluded.”

The delivery of the system, which commences this month, will support the continuing ambitious growth plans at these two key airports. DXB is the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic with 78 million passengers in 2015, and DWC is a global aviation hub in the making which could become one of the world’s largest airports with an ultimate capacity of up to 240 million passengers and 16 million tonnes of freight.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems supplies communication systems for airspace operations worldwide and this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernisation to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco closes CleanEquity Monaco 2016

LONDON, March 8, 2016 / PRNewswire — CleanEquity® Monaco 2016, hosted by Innovator Capital and the Monaco Economic Board, closed on Friday 4th March with its traditional awards ceremony and address by event co-founder His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

CleanEquity Monaco 2016

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CleanEquity showcased 27 world relevant, disruptive technologies sourced using a tried and tested process run by London based investment bank, Innovator Capital, with help from its international partners in Asia, Europe, Australasia, North America and South America.

His Serene Highness conferred with the expert panel of judges, which selected the following companies for the CleanEquity Monaco 2016 Awards for Excellence:

Lightbridge Corp. (USA) (NASDAQ: LTBR) received the award for Technology Research; the company is developing and commercialising an innovative, alternative nuclear fuel technology, which will improve significantly the economics and safety of existing and new reactors – potentially a huge contributor to low carbon energy generation.

Desolenator (UK) received the award for Technology Development; the company has developed and patented a highly affordable and environmentally friendly method of water purification.

Drayson Technologies (UK) received the award for Technology Commercialisation; the company has launched an app and a device. The app, CleanSpace™, allows consumers to accumulate CleanSpace™ miles and the device, which is integrated with the app, is a personal air quality sensor. Visit our.clean.space.com to find out more.

The runners up were Vantage Power (UK) for commercialisation, Flash Bainite (USA) for development and Corrosion Radar (UK) for research.

His Serene Highness said in His address:

“I want to thank each of you for coming to the conference. For sharing your vision and committing to being part of the solution. We must all do what we can, both individually and collectively, to create, develop and implement political and practical solutions to the very considerable problems that we face.

“This conference is very much a “family affair” – run by a young team who remind us that the work we are engaged upon is vitally important to preserve and improve the environment that they and their children will be inheriting.”

Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital and co-founder of CleanEquity Monaco, said:

“We thank His Serene Highness for His continued support for this event. Technology innovation is still not adequately recognised as an essential part of the solution to the problems we are all trying to fix but by all accounts, this year, we had greater numbers of quality investors than in prior years. I am proud of this achievement.

“My thanks go also to Covington & Burling, Parkview Group, Deloitte, PR Newswire, Cranfield University, INNEON, Gillamor Stephens, Enereau, the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Monaco Economic Board and the Société des Bains de Mer de Monaco.”

CleanEquity Monaco will return to the Principality in 2017 for its 10th Anniversary.

Contact:
Conor Barrett
Innovator Capital
conor.barrett@innovator-capital.com
www.cleanequitymonaco.com

Egyptian Minister of Higher Education Meets Saudi Cultural Attaché in Cairo

Egyptian Minister of Higher Education Meets Saudi Cultural Attaché in Cairo

الثلاثاء 1437/5/28 هـ الموافق 2016/03/08 م واس

Cairo, 28 Jumada I,1437 AH, 08 March,2016 , SPA — Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Ashraf al-Shehhi has met in Cairo with Saudi Cultural Attaché Dr. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hazmi.
During the meeting they discussed aspects of scientific and research cooperation between the two countries, as well as topics relevant to Saudi students in Egypt.
— SPA
15:43 LOCAL TIME 12:43 GMT

Pakistani Commerce Minister Receives Saudi Ambassador

Pakistani Commerce Minister Receives Saudi Ambassador

الثلاثاء 1437/5/28 هـ الموافق 2016/03/08 م واس

Islamabad, Jumada I 28, 1437, Mar 8, 2016, SPA — Pakistani Minister of Commerce, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan received here today the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Abdullah bin Marzouq Al-Zahrani.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed bilateral relations between Pakistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and ways of enhancing them in various fields.

–SPA
15:32 LOCAL TIME 12:32 GMT

High-end Chinese Brand GAC Motor Serves 2016 NPC and CPPCC Sessions in Beijing

BEIJING, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — China’s best automaker GAC Motor’s GA8, GS5 Super and GS4 cars are designated as the service cars for this year’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) meetings currently in session in Beijing, China.

China’s best automaker GAC Motor’s high end GA8 is taking center stage at this year’s National People’s Congress (NPC) and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) meetings in Beijing.

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The annual “two sessions” is putting forward a series of new notions and strategies and maps out the blueprint for China’s future development. This year, the country’s top legislature and advisory bodies are highlighting environmental protection and sustainable development as the nation’s major development goals. GAC Motor’s reliable and eco-friendly vehicles are selected to transport deputies and members participating in this year’s sessions.

“Developing an independent Chinese automobile brand means that we need to be one step ahead and have the technological innovations of our own while keeping up with policies and trends,” said Wu Song, general manager of GAC Motor. “Green and sustainable development is a new opportunity for Chinese carmakers to stand out in competition with international brands, and developing the most reliable new energy vehicles will be one of GAC Motor’s primary goals in near future.”

Among the three cars serving the sessions, GA8, which took five years to develop, is making a debut as GAC Motor’s latest high-end sedan with its original design, state-of-the-art technologies, high level of safety and eco-friendly features. The car will be released in the market next month.

The motorcades featuring GAC Motor’s cars led by GA8 are now shuttling through delegate’s residences and meeting venues, gaining all attendees’ attention.

The NPC and CPPCC sessions bring together China’s elites and facilitating Chinese brands rise in the international high-end markets is one of the heated topics discussed among the participants. GAC Motor’s success in mid- to high-end markets has drawn great attention from representatives as well as journalists attending the two sessions by debuting the high-end sedan GA8.

A journalist covering the auto market said that he has been watching GA8 for some time and was very confident of the market prospects of this model after experiencing the car during the NPC and CPPCC sessions. He comments, “GAC Motor is praised for its original design, exquisite workmanship and high safety standards, it’s one of the few Chinese auto brands that has succeeded in mid- to high-end market, GA8 not only reinforced the brand’s advantages, but also surprised me in the noise control and advanced configurations, I’m confident that this car will amaze the entire auto industry.”

Named by Yahoo Finance as “China’s New Benchmark Setter” in 2015, GAC Motor is a frontrunner in applying green and sustainable technologies in vehicle production and automotive decoration, such as using 100 percent water-soluble, environmental friendly coating and eliminating harmful substances and dusts in the factory emissions to reduce atmospheric pollution.

As a young and fast developing auto brand from China, GAC Motor has maintained high growth rate for five consecutive years and formed a new industrial landscape with high-efficiency production mode and technological innovations. GAC Motor’s sales volume increased 63% year-on-year which marked the company’s best year in history.

Standing firm in the global market, GAC Motor’s persistence in maintaining high international standards for quality, safety and design has gained positive testimonials worldwide and recognition as a leader of the Chinese automobile industry.

GAC Motor’s GS4 becomes the Only SUV and Chinese Brand to Win C-ECAP Gold Medal

TIANJIN, China, March 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — China’s leading automaker GAC Motor received a gold medal for its signature model GS4 as C-ECAP (China Eco-Car Assessment Program) announced the second quarter awards list on March 8 at China Automotive Technology and Research Center in Tianjin.

Zhou Hua (right), director of China Automotive Technology and Research Center’s test center and deputy director of C-ECAP management center, awards certificate to GAC Motor’s deputy general manager, director of new energy subsidiary company Gu Huinan (left).

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GS4 scored 80.68 points in the C-ECAP assessment and became the first SUV vehicle model to receive the gold medal. A total of nine cars have been awarded gold and silver medals since C-ECAP was established and GAC Motor’s GS4 is the only model by Chinese brand and the only SUV with clear advantage in low emissions while ensuring optimal performances and safety.

C-ECAP was launched in 2015 and assesses automobile’s overall impact on the environment and ecosystem by evaluating five basic indexes – harmful substances, in-car air quality, in-car noise, combined fuel consumption and vehicle emission as well as three additional reports in recycling rate, factory greenhouse gas emissions and components life cycle. Only 1.5 percent of all car models entered in the assessment receive a gold medal or higher.

The best-selling model debuted in April last year that just unloaded over 30,000 cars in the first month of 2016 has optimal fuel efficiency with a combined fuel consumption of 6.3 L/100 km (37.3 MPG)and only 36dB in idling noise to provide undisturbed driving space for car owners.

“Applying sustainable and eco-friendly technologies in vehicle production and automotive decoration is one of our primary goals in 2016. All cars manufactured by GAC Motor follow the highest standards and use only the best quality and environmental friendly materials,” said Gu Huinan, vice GM of GAC Motor.

In addition to lower fuel consumption as well as emission, GAC Motor creates a green and comfortable driving environment by continuously improving the NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) and achieving zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) emission in interior trimming, the VOC scored the highest in C-ECAP assessment.

GAC Motor’s factories are also equipped with the advanced fully enclosed production line with noise and dust reduction while promising to use 100 percent water-soluble, environmental friendly coating and eliminate harmful substances and dusts in the factory emissions to reduce atmospheric pollution.

GAC Motor released a new energy vehicle GA5PHEV in December, 2015 and will bring electric, hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid cars in near future. The company aims to achieve 100,000 to 200,000 annual production capacity of new energy vehicles by 2020.

“Now, car buyers around the world seek vehicles that are efficient and eco-friendly. GAC Motor is developing new generation automobiles that satisfy our customers and preserve the environment,” Mr. Gu added.

About GAC Motor

GAC Motor is a subsidiary company of GAC Group that commits to developing and manufacturing world-class quality vehicles, engines, components and auto accessories. GAC Motor ranks top eight among all brands in J.D. Power Asia Pacific’s 2015 China Initial Quality Study, the highest of all Chinese brands for the third consecutive year.

منتدى “كلين إكويتي® موناكو2016” – اللورد درايسون من “درايسون تكنولوجيز” سيلقى كلمة في منتدى”كلين إكويتي موناكو2016″

يعد منتدى “كلين إكويتي موناكو 2016” CleanEquity® ، والذي سيعقد خلال يومي 3 و4 مارس، هو المنتدى العالمي الأبرز الذي تجتمع فيه 30 من أفضل الشركات الناشئة في مجال الطاقة النظيفة وكفاءة استغلال الموارد وذلك لالتقاء المستثمرين الماليين المتخصصين في هذا المجال، والكيانات المؤسسة الراغبة في الاستثمار، والجهات الراغبة في الشراكة والاستحواذ، وصناع السياسات والمستخدمين النهائيين ووسائل الإعلام.

CleanEquity Monaco 2016.

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ويسر شركة “إنوفيتور كابيتاليس” Innovator Capitalis أن تعلن أن اللورد درايسون من “درايسون تكنولوجيز” سوف يلقي كلمة الافتتاح صباح الجمعة.

وتركز شركة “درايسون تكنولوجيز” على توفير حلول هي الأولى من نوعها في العالم في مجالات الصحة والبيئة. فتحت قيادة وزير العلوم البريطاني السابق والحائز على الرقم القياسي لأسرع سيارة كهربائية على وجه الأرض “اللورد درايسون” ، احتلت الشركة مكانة رائدة في التكنولوجيات المستدامة بيئيًا منذ عام 2007، حيث عملت في مجالات عدة مثل السيارات الرياضية الموفرة في الطاقة، ونظام نقل القدرة الكهربائي عالي الأداء والشحن اللاسلكي.

ويعد “فريفولت” Freevolt هو أحدث الإنجازات التكنولوجية للشركة، حيث يقوم بإعادة تدوير طاقة الموجات الراديوية في عمليات الانتقال اللاسلكية في الشبكات الحالية، مثل الواي فاي Wi-Fi والشبكات الخلوية، إلى الأجهزة المتصلة بالكهرباء وتحقيق أقصى إمكانيات شبكة الأشياء من خلال تحريرها من قيود البطاريات وإمدادات الطاقة السلكية.

ويعد “كلين سبيس تاج” CleanSpace Tag هو أولى تطبيقات “فريفولت” لشركة “درايسون تكنولوجية” كما أنه أول منتجاتها الاستهلاكية. وهو أول مجس ذكي شخصي لتلوث الهواء، ويستمد طاقته بالكلية من طاقة موجات الترددات الراديوية المعاد تدويرها. ومع استخدام الناس لهذه المجسات لرؤية الهواء الذي يتنفسونه من خلال البيانات المتزامنة مع هواتفهم الذكية، فإنهم يخلقون شبكة عالمية من المعلومات والبيانات التي مصدرها الكلاود السحابي وهي ذات قيمة هائلة بالنسبة للحكومات والشركات وغيرها من المنظمات المتطلعة إلى فهم وخفض التلوث الهوائي في العالم. وقد تم إطلاق “كلين سبيس” في المملكة المتحدة في العام الماضي، ويجري حاليًا نشرها وتطبيقها في الأسواق الدولية في 2016.

وفي معرض حديثه عن ذلك، قال اللورد (بول) درايسون، المؤسس والمدير التنفيذي لشركة “درايسون تكنولوجيز”: “إننا في غاية السعادة لاستضافتنا في مؤتمر كلين إكويتي مرة أخرى هذا العام، حيث نسعى للتعاون مع شركاء ومستثمرين جدد من الساحة الدولية ممن يشاركوننا رؤيتها لابتكار تكنولوجيات مثل فريفولت وكلين سبيس التي تضع العالم في المقدمة“.

الشركات الحاضرة

الاسم البلد
AlgaEnergy أسبانيا
Basic 3C الولايات المتحدة
BMS International إيطاليا
Clean Diesel Technologies الولايات المتحدة
ClearCove Systems الولايات المتحدة
Corrosion Radar المملكة المتحدة
CropX إسرائيل
DeepGreen Resources كندا
Desolenator المملكة المتحدة
Drayson Technologies المملكة المتحدة
Enlighted الولايات المتحدة
Flash Bainite الولايات المتحدة
Global Bioenergies فرنسا
Instant Systems فرنسا
It’s Fresh المملكة المتحدة
Lightbridge الولايات المتحدة
Locamation هولندا
Nano Membrane Toilet المملكة المتحدة
PrecisionHawk الولايات المتحدة
PrevtecMicrobia كندا
QxQ المملكة المتحدة
Smart Wires الولايات المتحدة
Straightline Aviation المملكة المتحدة
Swedish Biomimetics 3000 السويد
Swedish New Energy Technologies المملكة المتحدة
Vantage Power المملكة المتحدة
Viroment الولايات المتحدة

بيانات الاتصال:
Conor Barrett
Innovator Capital
conor.barrett@innovator-capital.com

Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation receives Saudi-Moroccan Business Council delegation

Rabat,28 Jumada I,1437 AH, 08 March,2016 , SPA — Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar has received in Rabat Saudi-Moroccan Business Council delegation headed by Chairman of the Council Mohammed Fahd Al-Hammadi and head of the Moroccan side Khalid Bin Jelloun in the presence of Saudi Ambassador to Morocco Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohieddin Khoja and a number of the Council’s members of businessmen and investors.
During the meeting, they reviewed the distinguished bilateral ties between the two brotherly countries and the prospects for economic and trade cooperation as well as ways of enhancing and strengthening investment.
Dr. Khoja stressed that the existing relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Morocco are fraternal, distinguished and strong, stressing the importance of strengthening these relations on an ongoing basis, particularly the economic ties between the two countries in light of the availability of supporting opportunities for this investment dynamic.
— SPA
13:30 LOCAL TIME 10:30 GMT