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Midea’s surprisingly friendly show at IFA

Designed around the company’s slogan “make yourself at home” the world’s N °1 major appliance producer presents its most comprehensive range of surprisingly friendly products

BERLIN, Sept. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Midea (SZ:000333), since July 2016 also a Fortune 500 company offers one of the most comprehensive ranges in the home appliance industry.

Midea’s booth at IFA 2016 displays the latest of Midea’s product portfolio, providing an opportunity for visitors to have a first-hand experience of the surprisingly friendly products

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With more than 400 square meters of floor space, Midea’s booth at IFA this year will display the latest of Midea’s product portfolio, providing an opportunity for visitors to have a first-hand experience of the surprisingly friendly products launched at the trade show.

Since 2008 exhibiting at IFA, Midea will once again be present its range within air treatment (HVAC for commercial and consumer), refrigeration, laundry, large cooking appliances, small kitchen appliances, water appliances, floor care and lighting.

Midea understands that home is a sanctuary where one shares with loved ones and creates memorable moments that are to be cherished. Therefore, the company’s booth at IFA this year is themed “make yourself at home”, and it features a design that resembles two outstretched arms that are prepared to welcome visitors into its embrace.

Today, Midea is not anymore only a brand leader in China, but also the world’s largest producer of major appliances and the world’s No.1 brand of air-treatment products, kettles and rice cookers.* Midea every year wins 40+ design awards at different global design shows likereddot, iF, Good Design Award, etc.

Logo of Midea Group

Midea believes home appliances today should be more than just machines for specific chores – they should be an enabler for one to spend more precious time with family. It is with this belief that Midea continues to create forward-thinking and surprisingly friendly products.

Some of Midea’s surprisingly friendly home appliances shown at IFA this year include their most energy-efficient dishwasher (WQP12-J7635L) that only takes 7.5L water per load, the full-featured built-in compact steam oven (TR934H5H-S00E00), multi-function microwave ovens with touch controls (AC925EC3-SV0E00 and TC928A4A-SV0E00), ultra-low noise smart DC fan with bionic fluid blades (FTS30-16BR), six-bladed blender (BL1192), electric sensor pressure cooker (PHT5083XM), cool touch kettle (HE1703) and 40mm-high induction cooker unique magnetic coil with EvenHeat Technology (QHW2007).

For details information on the above new products, please visit:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3fh865hlmnqpmn8/Press%20Release%20-%20Midea%20IFA2016%20-Appendix.pdf?dl=0

About Midea

Established in 1968, Midea (SZ:000333) is a publicly listed and since July 2016 Fortune 500 company that offers one of the most comprehensive ranges in the home appliance industry.

Midea specializes in air treatment (HVAC for B2B and B2C), refrigeration, laundry, large cooking appliances, small kitchen appliances, water appliances, floor care and lighting.

Headquartered in Southern China, Midea currently operates with over 100,000 employees, 21 production facilities worldwide and 260 logistics centers in more than 200 countries. Almost 50 years of persistent growth has brought its global revenue to $22.17 billion USD in 2015.

Today, Midea is a brand leader in China in many categories, the world’s largest producer of major appliances and the world’s No.1 brand of air-treatment products, air-coolers, kettles and rice cookers.* Midea every year wins 40+ design awards at different global design shows like reddot, iF, Good Design Award, etc.

Midea’s brand promise is “to provide surprisingly-friendly solutions for the one who treasure those tiny moments at home” and the 2016 launched slogan summarizes that in Midea “make yourself at home”.

During the last decades Midea also landed several high-profile projects, highlighting the 2016 win to install sophisticated HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) solutions in all the 12 stadiums for sports games in Brazil.

Looking ahead, Midea persists with its strategy to continue as a highly dynamic enterprise, with the aspiration for consistent growth that is characteristic of a world class business.

For more information, visit Midea at www.midea.com and www.midea.com/global

*Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 16ed

أول العروض المبهرة في أوبرا دبي

يوم تاريخي يشهد أداء بلاسيدو دومينغو في المنشأة التي ينتظرها الجميع في دبي 

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 31 أغسطس 2016: توجّهت أنظار العالم إلى دبي مساء اليوم حيث استضافت أوبرا دبي أول عرض لها على الإطلاق. وقدّم العرض الافتتاحي لمحةً عن المستوى الرفيع لهذه المنشأة التي تعتبر من أكثر المرافق انتظاراً وترقباً في تاريخ دولة الإمارات، حيث حظي عددٌ محدودٌ من المحظوظين بفرصة الاستمتاع بأداءٍ عالمي ساحر لمغني التينور الشهير بلاسيدو دومينغو.

Placido Domingo takes to the stage at the first night of the Dubai Opera.

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وكانت تذاكر العرض الأول في أوبرا دبي قد بيعت بالكامل خلال ثلاث ساعات فقط من طرحها في شهر أبريل الماضي، وبدأ استقبال الضيوف اعتباراً من الساعة 6:00 مساءً بالمشروبات والأطعمة الخفيفة قبل الجلوس في مقاعدهم لحضور أداءٍ موسيقي ساحر لا يتكرر.

وفي هذه المناسبة، قال جاسبر هوب، الرئيس التنفيذي لأوبرا دبي: “كانت هذه الأمسية علامةً موسيقيةً فارقةً في التاريخ. وقد ظهرت أوبرا دبي بحلّةٍ بديعة في هذه الأمسية، وأكّد المحظوظون ممن حضروا العرض الافتتاحي على روعة أنظمة الصوت وجمال الأداء الذي قدمه المغني الأسطوري بلاسيدو دومينغو. ونحن نتطلع للترحيب هنا بعددٍ أكبر من الضيوف خلال الأيام والأسابيع والأشهر القادمة، حيث عقدت أوبرا دبي العزم على تقديم مساهمة بارزة ومتواصلة في المشهد الموسيقي في المستقبل”.

تستعد أوبرا دبي لاستضافة مجموعةٍ مميزة من أصحاب المواهب ذوي المستوى العالمي، وهي توفر ألفي مقعد لمحبّي الأوبرا والمسرح والحفلات الموسيقية والمعارض الفنية والأوركسترا والأفلام والفعاليات الرياضية والبرامج الموسمية، حيث تُعدّ أوبرا دبي القلب النابض لمنطقة دار الأوبرا.

Official shot of Dubai Opera’s first performance – Placido Domingo (interior)

وسيوفر برنامج الفعاليات المقرر للزوار فرصة الاستمتاع بأداءٍ من الطراز العالمي في مكان هو الأكثر إبهاراً في الشرق الأوسط. يمكن الاطلاع على هذا البرنامج الحافل على موقع أوبرا دبي على الإنترنت www.dubaiopera.com، وشراء التذاكر لحضور ما يشاؤون من العروض المقررة، ومنها “صيادو اللؤلؤ” و “حلاق إشبيلية” و “أوبرا بلا كلمات” و “كوبيليا” و “جيزيل” و “رسائل من فيينا” و “موزارت جالا” و “المستحيل” و “خوسيه كاريراس” و “الفصول الأربعة لـ فيفالدي” و “سارة باراس” و “أنوشكا شانكار” و “بيجار باليه لوزان” و “كسارة البندق على الجليد” و “عرض سلافا الثلجي”.

تعليق الصورة الأولى: بلاسيدو دومينغو يقدم أداءً رائعاً في أول أمسيةٍ لأوبرا دبي

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عن أوبرا  دبي

أوبرا دبي منشأة فريدة حقاً وتعد أول مركز فني متعدد الاستخدامات للفنون المسرحية في قلب منطقة دوان تاون دبي. توفر أوبرا دبي مرونة لا تضاهى، إذ تضم مسرحاً رئيسياً وقاعة للحفلات الغنائية والموسيقية ومساحة مفتوحة للفعاليات بمساحة 2000 متر مربع. ويمكن تجهيز القاعة الرئيسية لاستضافة حفل موسيقي يتسع لألفي مقعد، أو لحفل عشاء بسعة ألف مقعد. وخارج القاعة، يوجد مساحة أصغر للعروض وقاعة للتمارين ومطعم مذهل على السطح وحديقة سماوية تطلّ على برج خليفة ونافورة دبي.

www.dubaiopera.com

Forsan Ceramics Already Number Three Ceramics Producer in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

ST HELIER, Jersey, Sept. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Khater Massaad, CEO of the fast growing Al Forsan Global Industrial Complex (‘Forsan Ceramics’) in the Kingdsom of Saudi Arabia today forecast that from a standing start of production less than two years ago it will be the number three ceramics and porcelain producer in the Kingdom as it ramps up to full production before the beginning of 2017.

Forsan Ceramics, based in the King Abdullah Economic City on the Red Sea coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was only set up in 2011, and is the result of a $186m investment with local Saudi partners.

The production facilities comprise of three large scale, state of the art tile and sanitary ware manufacturing factories with annual production capabilities of 12 million sqm ceramic tiles and 8 million sqm porcelain tiles – together enough to cover 4,000 soccer pitches – as well as 1.45 million sanitary ware pieces.

Dr Khater Massaad said about the new forecast for Forsan Ceramics: “Our goal is to meet the strong demand coming from such a dynamic country for our ceramic and porcelain products  and when we do we will then be producing at full capacity.

“It also means that, if we are not already, we will soon be the number three producer in the Kingdom which is quite an achievement for a business which only started production less than two years ago.”

The Company is led by a team of highly regarded industry professionals who have worked together in ceramics manufacturing and distribution for the past 20 years. Their experience along with the investment in high-end equipment ensures maximum production efficiency, providing customers with top quality products at an internationally competitive price.

For further information
Adrian Flook – aflook@ctfcomms.com

Notes to editors
Dr Khater Massaad

Dr Khater Massaad, the Chief Executive of Forsan Ceramics, is a Swiss national with a Ph.D. in Geophysics and M.Sc. in Mathematics. His business pedigree includes setting up RAK Ceramics in the early 1990s which over the next 20 years he turned into the world’s largest ceramics producer.

Forsan Ceramics
Forsan Ceramics is a brand of the umbrella company Star Industrial Holdings. Al Forsan Global Industrial Complex is based in the King Abdullah Economic City and enjoys a competitive edge over many domestic and international ceramic and porcelain manufacturers. Having been established as recently as 2011, it has been able to invest in the latest machinery and deploy the best techniques and technology in the industry along with the highest quality raw materials.

Elevation Burger Announces Plans For 20 New Restaurants In Egypt

– Organic Burger Chain Plans to Open in Cairo Late 2016 –

ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Elevation Burger, the first and only 100 percent organic better burger franchise concept, announced today the signing of a multi-unit development agreement with Essam Abu El Hassan to open 20 restaurants throughout Egypt. Currently, the brand has 23 restaurants in the Middle East including Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.

“We’re excited to bring our organic burger concept to Egypt and expand our footprint in the Middle East,” said Salman Siddiqui, CEO of Elevation Burger. “We are thrilled to have Essam Abu El Hassan join the brand and know he will meet the growing consumer demand in Egypt for healthier, organic, great tasting food.”

Abu El Hassan is new to the Elevation Burger family and was attracted to the brand’s philosophy – to be more than just a burger restaurant. The company is dedicated to offering authentic and sustainably-prepared food that is better for consumers and the environment. Also notable, all of Elevation Burger’s meat is halal.

“I’m confident that Elevation Burger will be a success in Egypt and I am proud to be a part of the company’s growth story,” said Abu El Hassan. “We plan to open the first restaurant in Cairo later this year.”

From fresh and flavorful food made with the highest quality ingredients to friendly and inviting restaurants built with sustainable materials, Elevation Burger strives to deliver an elevated experience that is “Above and Beyond Good™.” The concept was founded in 2005 and began franchising in 2008. Currently, there are more than 60 U.S. and international locations.

Elevation Burger is loved by loyal customers for its burgers made from 100 percent organic, grass-fed, free-range beef and fries cooked in heart-healthy Bertolli® olive oil. The brand also offers organic chicken, as well as vegetarian and vegan burgers. To learn more about Elevation Burger, visit elevationburger.com.

About Elevation Burger
Elevation Burger was originally conceived in 2002 by founder Hans Hess, who set out to create a healthier burger with a great taste on par with those he was accustomed to having on the West Coast. Hans determined that organic, grass-fed beef was the key to a burger that truly stands apart from the rest in terms of taste, quality and sustainability. The brand’s slogan, “Above and Beyond Good™,” is a reflection of Elevation Burger’s focus on offering quality food products that make a difference both to guests and the environment. Elevation Burger is committed to offering an exceptionally flavorful, nutritionally superior product through ingredients such as 100 percent USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range beef that is ground on premise and fresh-cut fries cooked in heart-healthy olive oil. For more information, visit Elevation Burger online at www.elevationburger.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ElevationBurger, on Twitter @ElevationBurger or on Instagram @elevationburger.

Travelling With Eurail in Italy Even Easier With New E-Reservations App Functionality

UTRECT, the Netherlands, September 5, 2016/PRNewswire/ —

New seat reservation function unveiled as Rail Planner App reaches over 1 million downloads

Travelling with a Eurail Pass in Italy is now even more stress-free thanks to a new seat reservation function for ever popular Trenitalia high speed Le Frecce trains via the free Rail Planner App for iOS and Android smartphones.

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The Rail Planner App, powered by Eurail Group G.I.E., is an offline trip planner mobile application designed to enhance the overall Eurail experience. The +4 star rated App enables travellers to conveniently determine their European train timetable options, see where connecting routes or reservations are necessary, and features other valuable information such as benefit and discount offers for Eurail Pass holders across Europe.

Due to extensive demand, high speed Le Frecce trains and cross-border routes travelling within Italy can require a seat reservation to ensure the comfort of all passengers. The newly launched Rail Planner App e-reservation function means customers can book, pay, and receive their seat reservation all through their smartphone when connected to the internet. Eurail travellers have the option to either print their e-reservation or simply show the details on their mobile device when on-board the train.

“With the Rail Planner App having reached over 1 million users, and Italy being a top year-round destination for Eurail travellers, together with Trenitalia we’re delighted to be able to offer passengers a convenient e-reservation tool. This latest innovation is part of our continued efforts to ensure all our customers can maximise their unique European experience,” says Silvia Görlach, Eurail Group G.I.E. Sales & Marketing Manager.

Gianfranco Battisti, Director of Trenitalia Long Haul Passenger Division said, “The Italy One Country Pass is the most popular single country pass for both overseas visitors and European residents alike. A 47 percent sales growth of the Italy One Country Pass in 2015 demonstrates the increasing popularity of Italy as a destination. To optimise visitors’ experience, Trenitalia recognises it is vital to provide an easy to use, time saving e-reservation option to aid the overall customer journey.”

Eurail Passes can be used to travel in up to 28 European countries and offer travellers the flexibility to create their own unique rail itinerary across Europe. Eurail Passes are available from a worldwide network of Authorised General Sales Agents. For more information, visit: http://www.eurailgroup.org/eurail-vendors.

About Eurail G.I.E.

Established in 2001, Eurail Group G.I.E. is the organisation dedicated to the management of Eurail and Interrail products, for both non-European and European residents respectively. Owned by over 35 railway and shipping companies, Eurail Group G.I.E. partners with hotels, transport companies and attractions to offer additional special benefits to all Eurail Pass holders. Visit http://www.eurailgroup.org for further information.

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Source: Eurail Group G.I.E.

‫إقبال شديد على مشروع دبي المتميز الذي تقدمه شركة “ماغ للتطوير العقاري”

دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، 4 سبتمبر 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

تظهر التقارير الخاصة بإحدى الشركات الرائدة في الاستثمار والتطوير العقاري حجم الطلب المتزايد على المرحلة الأولى من أحدث مشاريعها لتوفير إسكان لمتوسطي الدخل في دبي الجنوب.

قبيل افتتاح معرض سيتي سكيب 2016، ذكرت شركة “ماغ للتطوير العقاري” (MAG PD) أن المجموعة قد حققت مبيعات مؤكدة فعليًا بنسبة 90% من المرحلة الأولى من مشروعها “ماغ 5 بوليفارد” (MAG 5 Boulevard) العقاري . وجدير بالذكر أن الشركة تشهد طفرات نمو قوية من خلال حقيبة أعمال مشاريعها التي تم تسليمها بالفعل بقيمة خمسة مليارات درهم إماراتي، فضلاً عن مشاريع أخرى قيد التطوير وتُقدر قيمتها بخمسة مليارات درهم إماراتي أيضًا.

وقد عبَّر السيد طلال موفق القداح الرئيس التنفيذي للشركة-على لسان عملاء الشركة والمستثمرين بها-عن سعادتهم بالنتائج التي تحققها الشركة، قائلاً: “لقد حظينا بعام رائع حتى الآن. فلدينا 12 مشروعًا قائمًا بالفعل يمثلون مزيجًا فيما بين المشاريع السكنية والتجارية والمستودعات. ويتمحور اهتمامنا حول الحفاظ على مستوى عالٍ من الجودة والكفاءة وسرعة التسليم، لكي يتحقق لنا ضمان رضا كل من مستثمرينا وعملائنا على حد سواء.”

ومن خلال مستوى الاهتمام والطلب المرتفع الذي يحاط به مشروع “بوليفارد” من جانب كل من المستثمرين والعائلات الراغبة في الحصول على منازل عالية الجودة بأسعار اقتصادية، يتضح أن مشروع “ماغ 5” يفتح آفاقًا جديدة عن طريق تقديم تعريف جديد للتصميم العصري عالي الجودة وإعادة تشكيل الحياة السكنية في قلب منطقة حديقة الحزام الأخضر بدبي.

واستطرد القداح بقوله: “إننا نفتح آفاقًا جديدة من خلال مشروع “ماغ 5 بوليفارد”. إنها فرصة استثنائية بما تقدمه من عائد بحد أدنى 10% للمستثمرين ذوي الرأسمال المتوسط والعائلات لشراء منازل عالية الجودة مقابل أسعار اقتصادية. يحتل المشروع موقعًا استراتيجيًا في منطقة حديقة الحزام الأخضر بالمدينة وتتميز المباني فيها بالطابع واللمسة الأوروبية. ونحن على يقين من أن العقارات في هذا المشروع سترتفع قيمتها بمرور الزمن.”

وقد أدى التزام الشركة بمشاريع ’جودة الحياة‘-التي تضع فيها قيم العملية والتصميم الجميل وكفاءة استغلال المساحات في المشروع على قمة أولوياتها -إلى جذب العملاء والمستثمرين الذين يبحثون عن القيمة العالية ويتلقونها مقابل استثمار أموالهم. تضع شركة “ماغ للتطوير العقاري” ثقتها في أنه على المدى الطويل سوف تصبح مشاريع ’جودة الحياة‘ هي المعيار العام للتطوير العقاري في المنطقة.

ففي عام 2016، واصلت شركة ماج للتطوير العقاري استكمال مشاريعها في أنحاء الإمارات العربية المتحدة؛ بما في ذلك مشروع “ماغ 5 بوليفارد”، و”بولو ريزيدنس”، و”بولو تاون هاوس”، و”مستودعات القوز”، ومشروع “شموس” السكني في الشارقة.

http://www.mag5boulevard.com

المصدر: شركة ماغ للتطوير العقاري ذ.م.م.

Japan's Nikkei share average hits 3-month high

Japan’s Nikkei share average hits 3-month high

الاثنين 1437/12/3 هـ الموافق 2016/09/05 م واس

TOKYO, Dhu-AlHijjah 04, 1437, September 05, 2016, SPA — Japan’s Nikkei share average rose 1.2 percent on Monday morning to levels not seen in three months, tracking strong performances on Wall Street.
The Nikkei gained 1.2 percent to 17,135.81, the highest level since June 1.
–SPA
03:31 LOCAL TIME 00:31 GMT