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Apex Shipping Begins Process for CRI Group’s Anti-Bribery Management Certification

Founded on ethical values, Dubai-based logistics firm enrolls in ISO 37001:2016 ABMS standard

LONDON, Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Corporate Research and Investigations Pvt. Ltd. (CRI Group) announced today that Apex Shipping Services LLC, based in Dubai, UAE, has engaged its CRI Certification services to achieve the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System Standard certification.

Building Trust. Promoting Compliance.

In a message to its stakeholders, Apex Shipping said the certification will allow the company to “implement our Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption program” and “will also enhance the eligibility criteria for Apex Shipping Services LLC to participate in Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) actively.”

London-based CRI Group is a global provider of Integrity Due Diligence, Employment Background Screening, Third-Party Risk Management and Compliance and Other Professional Investigative Research services. In 2016, the company launched its Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Centre of Excellence (ABAC® CoE) to offer CRI Certification and expert training in programs including 3PRM-Certified™ and 3PRM-Qualified™.

Zafar Anjum, CRI Group’s CEO, said: “We look forward to working with Apex Shipping and we stand committed to helping them achieve their goals through ISO 37001:2016 certification, with standards that are recognized and practiced in more than 160 countries worldwide.”

ISO 37001:2016 Certification

The ISO 37001 standard helps global organizations implement an anti-bribery management system by specifying a series of measures required by the organization to prevent, detect and address bribery.

CRI Certification’s auditors and analysts develop measures that integrate with existing management processes and controls, including implementing an anti-bribery policy, providing compliance training, communicating the policy and program to all personnel, providing risk assessments, conducting due diligence, implementing internal controls and developing reporting and investigation procedures.

In its statement, Apex Shipping ownership said: “CRI Group is a frontrunner in the field of corporate integrity, and their certification gives Apex Shipping an official seal of approval in the way of business ethics.”

ABOUT CRI GROUP

Over the past 28 years, CRI Group has emerged as a global leader in corporate investigations and risk management, serving distinguished clients across six continents. CRI Group safeguards businesses by establishing the legal compliance, financial viability, and integrity levels of outside partners, suppliers and customers seeking to affiliate with an organization.

CONTACT CRI GROUP

Anil Sunagar
Marketing Manager
Corporate Research and Investigations Pvt. Ltd.
917-918, Liberty House, DIFC, Dubai, UAE
T: +971 4 3589884 | T: +971 521042433
www.CRICertification.com

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أوليف يو، زيتون المائدة الأوروبي: تبرز جودتها العالية ومذاقها في معرض الغذاء الخليجي

حملة زيتون المائدة الأوروبي أوليف يو تعرض منتجاتها في معرض الغذاء الخليجي 2018

نيويورك، 9 شباط/فبراير، 2018 / بي آر نيوزواير / — تقوم الرابطة الهلينية لمتجي زيتون المائدة بتقديم حملة أوليف يو لزيتون المائدة الأوروبي في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة. وهذا هو برنامج عروض على مدى ثلاثة أعوام للربطة تم تأسيسه مشاركة من قبل الاتحاد الأوروبي من أجل زيادة الوعي بمنتجات زيتون المائدة الأوروبي والطلب عليه من قبل المستهلكين والمهنيين، فضلا عن تطوير صادراتها في أسواقها المستهدفة في الإمارات العربية المتحدة والمملكة العربية السعودية.

الرابطة الهلينية لمنتجي زيتون المائدة اليونانية، بيميت، هي جمعية مهنية تأسست في العام 1970، تعمل على الترويج لإنتاج زيتون المائدة الأوروبي وتعبئته وتغليفه وتصديره ومصالح الشركات المصدرة له، وفقا لأنظمة السلامة الغذائية الحالية 852/2004.

ويمثل أعضاء بيميت البالغ عددهم 46 عضوا ويمثلون أكثر من 90 في المئة من صادرات اليونان من بعض أفضل أصناف زيتون المائدة اليونانية الطبيعية المتميزة والفريدة مثل “كونسرفوليا” و “خالكيديكي” و “كالاماتا”، بالإضافة إلى كميات صغيرة من أصناف “ثروبا” و “ميغاريتيكي” المضمنة في مجموعة أصناف منتجاتها إلى أكثر من 100 دولة.

وستشارك حملة أوليف يو لزيتون المائدة الأوروبي في معرض الأغذية الخليجي، وهو أكبر معرض تجاري للأغذية والمشروبات في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، والذي سيعقد في دبي من 18 إلى 22 شباط/فبراير 2018.

جناح الرابطة يقع في قاعة الشيخ سعيد، رقم S1/F10-S1/F26, S1-G11-S1-G23.

وتهدف حملة أوليف يو عبر حضورها الرائع في معرض الغذاء الشتوي الراقي إلى تسليط الضوء على المظهر الحديث لزيتون المائدة الأوروبي، وإطلاع الزوار على جودة ونكهة المنتج، واختبار أنواع تجارية جديدة من أكثر أصناف الزيتون الأوروبي شعبية (هالكيديكي، كالاماتا، كونسيرفوليا).

وسيسجل موظفو المركز المدربون ردود الفعل وعادات الاستهلاك فضلا عن صورة الجمهور المستهدف للمعرض لهذا المنتج الأوروبي المهم جدا من خلال استبيانات الحملة من أجل جمع معلومات مفيدة عن المعرفة واتجاهات السوق في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة بشأن الأصناف المفضلة، وتعبئة وتغليف الأنواع التجارية من زيتون المائدة التي لديها أفضل الفرص.

وستتواصل حملة أوليف يو لزيتون المائدة الأوروبي التي ستستمر ثلاثة أعوام في الإمارات العربية المتحدة والمملكة العربية السعودية مع الصحفيين والطهاة ومحبي المأكولات الغذائية وتجار التجزئة والمستهلكين من جميع الأعمار من خلال الأنشطة الترويجية والتسويقية والأحداث وتقديم العينات وفعاليات الدعاية وفعاليات التذوق، الخ، وذلك بهدف زيادة تعريف الجمهور بالقيم الغذائية والنضج الطبيعي للمنتج (الزيتون الطبيعي الأسود)، وهو ما يمثل ميزة هامة لأصناف الزيتون الأكثر شعبية في أوروبا.

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MIAX Options Wins Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative at Fund Technology and WSL Awards for Third Time

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MIAX Options Exchange announced today that it won “Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative by Exchange/ATS” at the Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2018. The Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2018 recognize and honor providers catering to asset managers and institutional traders that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months. This is the third time in four years that MIAX Options has been honored as the best in this category, having previously won in 2015 and 2016. MIAX Options was also named “Best Overall Exchange” at the Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2017.

“We are thrilled to again be awarded ‘Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative by Exchange/ATS’ at the Fund Technology and WSL Awards,” said Matt Rotella, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of MIAX Options. “Winning this award three out of the last four years is a tremendous accomplishment given the other category nominees, and we would like to thank the judges for continuing to recognize MIAX Options for its infrastructure and technology innovation.”

Added Douglas M. Schafer, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of MIAX Options, “This award would not have been possible without the talents, hard work and commitment of our MIAX Options team members, and I commend them for the trading experience they have helped to create here at MIAX Options. ‘Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative by Exchange/ATS’ is a great achievement, and we look forward to building on the infrastructure and technology innovation that we have been recognized for to continue to meet the needs of the trading community.”

For further information regarding MIAX Options, please visit www.MIAXOptions.com or contact MIAX Trading Operations at TradingOperations@MIAXOptions.com.

Corporate Communications Contact: Dominique Prunetti-Miller
(609) 897-1465
dprunetti@miami-holdings.com

About MIAX Options and MIH

Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX Options) is a fully electronic options trading exchange and wholly-owned subsidiary of Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH). MIAX Options currently lists and trades options on over 2,700 multi-listed classes. MIAX Options’ unparalleled system throughput is approximately 38 million quotes per second. The average latency for a single quote on MIAX Options is approximately 16.49 microseconds for a round trip. At the 99th percentile, the latency on MIAX Options is approximately 23.71 microseconds. At the 99.9th percentile, the latency on MIAX Options is approximately 43.68 microseconds. MIAX Options is part of the MIAX Exchange Group along with MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL), MIH’s second options exchange. MIAX PEARL launched trading operations in February 2017.

The MIAX Exchange Group has assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges, and its trading platforms have been developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL leverage the MIAX Exchange Group’s industry leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with both traditional (MIAX Options) and maker-taker (MIAX PEARL) pricing structures. The MIAX Exchange Group’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, New Jersey.  The MIAX Exchange Group also maintains a Miami Operations Center in Miami, Florida, which contains the Miami Annual Meeting and Conference Center and the offices of MIAX Technologies and MIAX Global.

In addition to MIAX Options and MIAX PEARL, MIH is the parent holding company of Miami International Technologies, LLC (MIAX Technologies) and MIAX Global, LLC (MIAX Global).  MIAX Technologies is MIH’s technology subsidiary for the sale and/or license of the trading technology developed by the MIAX Exchange Group. MIAX Global focuses on merger, acquisition and joint venture activities of MIH. MIAX Global also provides technology and other services outside of North America, with its initial concentration being on Europe and Latin America.

Disclaimer and Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities of MIH, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer; solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts of MIH, together with its subsidiaries, including MIAX Options (collectively, the Company). Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the possible or assumed future results of operations of the Company; the competitive position of the Company; potential growth opportunities available to the Company; the expectation with respect to securities, options and future markets and general economic conditions; the effects of competition on the Company’s business; and the impact of future legislation and regulatory changes on the Company’s business. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.

LONGi Plans To Triple Its Wafer Capacity To 45GW By 2020

BEIJING, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In January 2018, the world’s leading monocrystalline manufacturer, LONGi Green Energy Technology Co., Ltd., (hereinafter referred to as ‘LONGi’) announced its strategic 3-year plan for its monocrystalline wafer business for the period from 2018 to 2020. In order to accelerate the progress of the PV industry, and to meet the growing demand from downstream users, LONGi plans to expand its monocrystalline silicon wafer capacity to 45GW by 2020.

In its strategic 3-year plan, LONGi showcased its phased approach for the steady expansion of its production capacity of monocrystalline silicon wafers. Based on a silicon wafer capacity of 15GW by the end of 2017, the company will aim to increase this to 28GW by the end of 2018, to 36GW by the end of 2019 and to 45GW by the end of 2020. LONGi will continue to reduce production costs, and ensure the market supply of efficient monocrystalline products.

LONGi stated that the technical quality and cost objectives of its newly producing projects should support the ongoing requirements of China’s national PV grid parity and the company will concentrate on cost-effective monocrystalline products in order to consolidate its leading position in this segment. LONGi aims to ensure that the standard silicon/non-silicon cost of new wafer projects does not exceed RMB1 ($0.16) per piece, whilst guaranteeing the wafer quality will continue to support a conversion efficiency for mainstream PERC cells of higher than 22.5% with degradation within 1% for mass production.

Today, LONGi manufactures its solar products mostly in China, but also operates capacity in Malaysia. In the past two months, LONGi has begun production in two new locations: Yunnan Chuxiong (10GW monocrystalline wafer) and Yunnan Lijiang (5GW monocrystalline ingot). There is a third factory in Yunnan Baoshan due to come online around October 2018, again for production of 5GW of monocrystalline ingot.

LONGi’s strategy on mass production of monocrystalline wafers will mean prices will almost certainly fall. The mass supply of lower price monocrystalline wafers, allied to the advantages of PERC and bifacial technology will inevitably accelerate the advent of grid parity.

Qatar Strongly Condemns Attack on Benghazi’s Mosque

The State of Qatar has strongly condemned of the attack which targeted a mosque in the city of Benghazi, Libya, killing one person and injuring dozens.

In a statement today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the bombing as a heinous crime and stressed Qatar’s total rejection of targeting places of worship and intimidate the civilians.

The statement reiterated Qatar’s firm stance rejecting violence and terrorism regardless of motives and reasons.

The Ministry’s statement expressed Qatar’s condolences to the families of the victims, the government and people of Libya and wished the wounded speedy recovery.

Source: MINISTRY OF FOREGIN AFFAIRS

Qatar, Iceland Chair Intergovernmental Consultations to Strengthen Economic and Social Council

The State of Qatar and Iceland have chaired the first informal meeting of the intergovernmental consultations on the process of reviewing the implementation of the General Assembly resolution (61/16) on strengthening the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Qatar’s delegation was led by HE Sheikha Alia Ahmed bin Saif Al -Thani, the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations.

The intergovernmental consultations are an important opportunity to exchange views on strengthening the work of the Economic and Social Council, and its role in supporting the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan as well as responding to global challenges.

The President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly had earlier appointed HE the Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations and HE the Permanent Representative of Iceland to the United Nations as facilitators of the partnership to lead the intergovernmental consultations on the review of the implementation of General Assembly resolution (61/16 ) On strengthening the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

The intergovernmental consultations will be concluded during the current session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Source: MINISTRY OF FOREGIN AFFAIRS