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Hikvision showcases latest innovative technologies at Intersec 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative security products and solutions, will be exhibiting its latest innovations at Intersec 2020, the largest security exhibition in the Middle East, January 19 – 21 in Dubai, UAE.

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Emerging technologies and applications opened up new possibilities for the security industry. This year, visitors can experience Hikvision’s market-leading products and solutions for users across various industries.

Multi-Dimensional Perception
Hikvision’s multi-dimensional perception was created for a variety of security needs, reshaping security systems and providing customers with more comprehensive protection. At the show booth, visitors can see cameras with in-depth combinations of radar and video technology, showing the ability to perceive beyond the visual range in areas like traffic management.

“We will integrate the Hikvision video surveillance technologies with multiple senses, like radar and related products, which cater to different client requirements and provide protection for users across multiple technologies,” Binson Xu, Hikvision Middle East’s Regional President said.

Multi-Intelligence Cameras
Multi-intelligence technology supports multiple algorithms running simultaneously on one camera. Hikvision’s latest multi-intelligence cameras can run several deep-learning algorithms in parallel for a host of complex scenarios. And at same time, these cameras visualize and analyze structured data of various targets such as faces, bodies, and vehicles simultaneously. They were designed to boost situational awareness in scenarios such as urban roads, to identify violations and detect vehicle types and license plate numbers.

Furthermore, customers can also enjoy customized services provided by Hikvision such as applying various algorithms into security cameras according to the specific application scenarios proposed by customers, allowing customers to independently choose functions and create a bespoke solution for their needs.

New and Cost-Effective Thermal Cameras
With breakthroughs in imaging, algorithms, and intelligent applications, Hikvision will showcase a new, cost-effective thermal camera, which is designed for perimeter protection and fire prevention. This thermal camera is specifically designed for short-range monitoring – up to 70 meters – and best suited for perimeter protection in residential areas, office buildings, and factories, to name a few examples.

Intelligent Vertical Solutions
Hikvision will demonstrate Artificial Intelligence industry solutions for vertical markets and applications. For example, Hikvision’s smart retail solution enables retailers to get a clear understanding of their business’s statistics by using intelligent cameras, NVRs and a video management system (VMS). Visitors will also be able to see how Hikvision’s Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) recognizes vehicle license plates to manage roadway traffic and parking areas using the video sand box for demonstration.

Binson explained: “We can now help banks protect employees, customers, branch offices, and ATM areas, as well as assist retailers to understand footfall in their stores and optimize their merchandising strategies, all the while helping city authorities reduce congestion and pollution with smart traffic management solutions.”

At Intersec, Hikvision will also showcase intelligent products, including cameras with AcuSense technologies, which can provide customer accurate intrusion prevention alerts; cameras with ColorVu technologies, to bring customers high-quality night-vision color imaging. In addition, visitors will also be able to see a wide range of new products and innovations, such as alarm products, face recognition terminals, automotive electronics, LED products, Hik-Central, and more.

Visit Hikvision at Booth SA-C12 to explore additional information and opportunities.

About Hikvision
Hikvision is a world leading provider of security products and solutions. Featuring an extensive and highly skilled R&D workforce, Hikvision manufactures a full suite of comprehensive products and solutions for a broad range of vertical markets. In addition to the security industry, Hikvision extends its reach to smart home tech, industrial automation, and automotive electronics industries to achieve its long-term vision. Hikvision products also provide powerful business intelligence for end users, which can enable more efficient operations and greater commercial success. Committed to the utmost quality and safety of its products, Hikvision encourages partners to take advantage of the many cybersecurity resources Hikvision offers, including the Hikvision Cybersecurity Center. For more information, please visit us at www.hikvision.com.

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New ECLAC Report: St Kitts and Nevis GDP Grows, Prices Deflate, Foreign Investment Continues, Citizenship by Investment Thrives

LONDON, Jan. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Preliminary figures in the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) report indicate that St Kitts and Nevis attracted US$90 million in net foreign direct investment in 2019. Meanwhile, its gross external debt decreased, in contrast with the overall regional increase in debt. Interestingly, prices deflated in St Kitts and Nevis due to falling inflation, making this 55,000-people twin-island nation very promising for investors.

The country has been successfully running a Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme since 1984. Through CBI, foreign investors and their families can obtain second citizenship by making a contribution to the Sustainable Growth Fund as follows: US$150,000 for a single applicant; US$175,000 for the main applicant and their spouse; US$195,000 for a family of four and US$10,000 for any additional dependants. Applicants must pass all due diligence checks first. CBI drives increased non-tax revenues in St Kitts and Nevis, as observed by ECLAC.

Prime Minister Timothy Harris commented on St Kitts and Nevis’ excellent performance reflected in the ECLAC report, noting that the country has, “The highest fiscal balance as a percentage of GDP at a positive 9.2% of GDP.” Furthermore, the PM noted that it has, “The lowest central government gross public debt to GDP ratio at 39.1% — the best in the region. We have the lowest gross external debt in the region.”

The report suggests that the Easter Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), which St Kitts and Nevis is part of, is set to continue its positive growth for the eighth consecutive year, at an average 3.9% rate. However, ECLAC projects an overall 1.3% growth for the region in 2020, which, if true, will mark the slowest seven-year economic growth in four decades. This is happening against a bleak global background of a continued economic slowdown of an estimated 2.5% for 2020.

The ECLAC report explains why the ECCU is doing better even than the larger Latin America and the Caribbean region: “The continued strong performance of the tourism, construction and ancillary sectors, as well as inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) driven by the [ECCU] member states’ CBI programmes, are expected to underpin this expansion in economic activity.” Meanwhile, inflation rates keep decreasing across the ECCU, and consumer prices keep deflating in St Kitts and Nevis, making living there more affordable.

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UAE strongly condemns car bomb attack in Somalia.

The UAE has strongly condemned a car bomb attack in the town of Afgoye, Somalia, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation expressed in a statement its utter denunciation of this criminal act and rejection of all forms of violence, which aim to undermine security and stability and completely contravene all religious and human values and principles.

The Ministry also extended its condolences to the families of victims while wishing a speedy recovery to the injured.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed receives phone call from Chairman of Sudan Sovereign Council.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received a phone call from Lt. General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan, Chairman of Sudan Sovereign Council.

During the phone call, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Al Burhan discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations between the two fraternal countries and the latest regional development as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.

Chairman of Sudan Sovereign Council briefed Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed on the latest developments in Sudan in the light of the recent events.

Sheikh Mohamed wished security, stability and harmony for Sudan during the important historical stage that the country is going through and emphasised that the UAE would stand with Sudan in all efforts that fulfil the aspirations of the Sudanese people for development and peace.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets US Secretary of State.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on Sunday met with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the Berlin Conference on Libya, reviewed ways to enhance cooperation and coordination between the two friendly countries in all fields.

The two sides also discussed the latest developments in the region, as well as regional and international issues of mutual concern, including the situation in Libya and the important role the Berlin Conference plays in finding a solution to the Libyan crisis.

Sheikh Abdullah reiterated the strong ties of friendship and strategic cooperation between the UAE and the United States and their keenness to develop cooperation ties.

The meeting was attended by Salem Mohammed Al Zaabi, Director of the International Security Cooperation Department at the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Georgian Interior Minister praises country’s bilateral relations with UAE

While meeting Issa Al Basha Al Nuaimi, UAE Ambassador to Georgia, Vakhtang Gomelauri, Interior Minister of Georgia, praised the overall bilateral relations between the UAE and Georgia.

During the meeting, both sides discussed ways of enhancing their cooperation, especially in the area of security.

Al Nuaimi also highlighted the keenness of the UAE’s leadership and government to consolidate and enhance the overall ties between the two countries.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed meets President of European Council.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, on Sunday met with Charles Michel, President of the European Council.

The meeting, held on the sidelines of the Berlin Conference on Libya, reviewed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

The two sides also discussed regional and international issues of mutual concern, including the situation in Libya and the important role the Berlin Conference plays in finding a solution to the Libyan crisis.

Sheikh Abdullah underlined UAE’s keenness to strengthen cooperation with friendly European Union countries and to work with them towards maintaining regional peace and stability.

The President of the European Council applauded the role played by the UAE in support of the international community’s efforts to reach a peaceful settlement of the Libyan crisis.

The meeting was attended by Salem Mohammed Al Zaabi, Director of International Security Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Qatar beat Japan to secure place in Asian Men’s Handball Championship quarterfinals

KUWAIT, Defending champions Qatar made a comfortable 36-28 victory over Japan on Saturday in the 19th Asian Men’s Handball Championship 2020 to book place in the event quarterfinals in Kuwait on Saturday.

Statuary’s victory over Japan helped the national handball team to raise their points tally to 4 points and sitting at the top of group B in a championship that acts as a qualifying event for the 2021 World Championship in Egypt.

Qatar are in Group B of this year’s Asian Championship alongside Japan and China. Group A includes Bahrain, Iran and New Zealand while Group C comprises South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Australia. Hosts Kuwait, UAE, Hong Kong and Iraq form Group D.

After the preliminary stage in Kuwait, top two teams from each group divided into two groups will feature in the main round before the event advances to the semi-finals.

Source: Qatar Olympic Committee