Qatar Defeated Japan 3-1 for the Country’s First Major Tournament Win
A tune-up to their position as hosts of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar won all three group-play matches with 10 goals for and zero against. They advanced through the knockout stage with 1-0 wins against Iraq and South Korea, and a 4-0 semifinal win against host United Arab Emirates. Qatar solidified their first-ever AFC Asian Cup championship with a 3-1 win against Japan, marking their only goal against in the entire tournament.
Qatar utilize several STATS products and solutions for team performance and development, including STATS SportVU and STATS Tier 6+ data. STATS products also support development levels throughout the Qatar Football Association to grow the next stars of the national team.
“It has been thrilling to watch Qatar make history in the run to their first-ever AFC Asian Cup win,” said Martin Bland, Middle East General Manager at STATS. “In the lead up to hosting the World Cup, the QFA has been committed to improving its output on the pitch through innovative solutions. Since the AFC Asian Cup in 2011, STATS has provided performance solutions to all three organisations tasked with the development of the National Team—the QFA, QSL and Aspire Academy. We have enjoyed watching the team’s long-term development leading up to this historic win.”
“The Qatar National Team’s fantastic achievement at The Asian Cup 2019 is vindication of our commitment to innovation and using the best player performance data,” said Ahmed Abassi, Director of Operations for QFA National Teams. “QFA’s vision of working closely with partners that share our commitment to innovation continues to help develop the game of football in Qatar. That is why QFA has partnered with STATS since 2011. It’s been a long-term plan, but the hard work has paid off. Using innovation to develop how we effectively use STATS’ data has achieved unprecedented success.”
Qatar will next prepare to host and compete in the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. For more information on STATS performance solutions, visit: https://www.stats.com/football/.
STATS is the global leader in sports intelligence, operating at the intersection of sports and technology. The world’s most innovative brands, technology companies, leagues and dozens of world championship teams trust STATS to find their winning edge. STATS combines the industry’s fastest and most accurate data platform with video analysis, sports content and research, player tracking, and the latest in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to provide unparalleled media and team performance solutions. The pioneer of live sports data, STATS continues to speed innovation in the industry with STATS Edge™, the first-ever team performance solution powered by AI. For more information, go to www.stats.com and follow STATS on Twitter @STATSInsightsUK.
Grundfos Unveils Three new Installer Champions in the Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 February 2019, (AETOSWire): Grundfos, the award-winning world leader in advanced pump and water application systems, offered a thrilling experience for pump installers around the Middle East to test their skills, with three Grundfos Installer Championships that took place in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The Grundfos Installer Championship is a prize competition organized curtsey of Grundfos, which aims to assemble installers from all over the region to compete in installer-related capabilities and showcase their skills in various disciplines and becoming the best!
The competition is designed to boost awareness of Grundfos’ DBS products (Domestic Building Services) and to make Grundfos the preferred brand for both domestic and well driller installers. The first phase in the search for the next Grundfos Installer Champion took place on November 2, 2018 in the United Arab Emirates, in partnership with Mahy Khoory, Grundfos channel partner in the UAE.
More than 86 attendees came in for the thrill at the Swiss BelHotel in Sharjah and navigated the challenges of completing the task of answering the myriad of technical questions related to the Scala2, CMBE, Sololift and Unilift pump applications. The top 10 achieving participants were then selected for the final round of the competition, during which they were marked against tough criteria as they were asked to assemble a pump within a strict timeframe and with the added pressure of the spectators.
Commenting on the competition, Syed Ashraf Shahzad; Executive Sales Manager, Grundfos Gulf Distribution FZE said, “The competition aims to acquaint customers with Grundfos’ wide range of products that will deliver water to where it is needed; and help them understand how Grundfos is the right fit for the required application.”
Winner of the UAE Installer Championship was Wasim Ahmed.
The Kuwait Installer Championship took place on November 6, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and brought together more than 200 attendees. The winner Huthayfah Hesham Abdulhay and his fellow finalists competed for the installation of domestic pump applications during the competitions. They also received training about Grundfos domestic pumps, including the PM1&2/PM twin, Scala 2, Unilift C9, UPA Home Booster, CMBE (Twin), PF, Sololift, SB-A.
The event was held in partnership with Arabi, Grundfos channel partner in Kuwait, in the presence of Aaron Alex Fernandes, Sales Manager and garnered positive feedback from customers.
Amen Mohammed Fadel became the face of Grundfos Well Driller program in the Saudi Arabia Championship, which took place in partnership with Al Mousa, Grundfos’ channel partner in KSA.
“More than 60 installers joined our competition to bag the title and become the fastest installers of Deep Well Product; SQ. They also enjoyed the informative presentations, which highligted other deep well products, such as SP, MS, MMS applications,” commented Nader Ibrahim Alhujaylan - Account Manager. “The event was also the opportunity for installers from the region to understand challenges and a platform to discuss their needs.”
Also present at the event was Yousuf Gaber – Service Engineer for Grundfos.
About Grundfos Gulf Distribution:
Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. The company contributes to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet. Grundfos Gulf Distribution FZE incorporated in 1989 in Dubai is the regional headquarters of the company for the East Europe, Western Asia and Africa Region. Grundfos provides energy efficient pumps and smart pumping solutions for various applications across diverse segments including domestic & commercial buildings, industries, water utilities (water & wastewater management) and pumps running on renewable energy. For more information about Grundfos UAE visit: www.grundfos.ae
Conference discusses key themes and hosts visits of His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State, and His Eminence Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif, to UAE
Al Remeithi: Gathering reflects importance of promoting a global culture of peace and reinforcing the key concept of citizenship
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 4 February 2019—(AETOSWire): The ‘Global Conference of Human Fraternity’ opened with a welcome from HE Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, to an event that “encourages compassion, respect and understanding among different communities, cultures and religions”, and a call to “counter extremism, prejudice, hate, aggression, greed, and oppression that violate the very idea of human fraternity.”
Taking place under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the conference is convened by the Muslim Council of Elders, an Abu Dhabi-based independent international organisation headed by His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif, Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb, to discuss the encouragement of fraternity as a core human value.
Dr Sultan Faisal Al Remeithi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Elders, said: “This distinguished forum in Abu Dhabi reflects the important cultural and humanitarian role that the UAE plays in promoting a global culture of peace and reinforcing the key concept of citizenship while remaining respectful of diversity and tolerance of different faiths.”
The conference is being held in conjunction with the inaugural visit of His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State to the UAE. Under the theme “Make me a Channel of Your Peace”, Pope Francis’s visit – the first of its kind to the Arab Gulf region - represents a call for global fraternal collaboration based on peaceful dialogue and cooperation, mutual tolerance, and a rejection of extremism and violence.
Highlights of the day included two sessions devoted to exploring “Principles of Human Fraternity” and “Common Responsibility for Achieving Human Fraternity” through insights from senior government, religious and intellectual leaders on the critical importance of promoting fraternity, tolerance and citizenship awareness as ways of preventing extremism and conflict.
The first session, chaired by Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, featured an all-female panel of experts discussing the role of women in achieving productive cooperation filled with trust, respect, and love. The second session featured a call by Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland, for mutual tolerance based on every individual’s understanding of how others may see things differently, including everyone’s path to God.
Both sessions were framed by intensive workshops on tolerance, humanity and coexistence, which discussed ways in which fraternity could be reinforced and spread as a global value. Among the many topics discussed at these workshops was the need for peaceful coexistence as every man, woman and child wants access to peace, justice, dignity, cooperation and most importantly love as shared traits among humankind. Delegates also stressed the practice of human fraternity as a foundation for collaboration across different nationalities and religions.
According to studies, patients who have dialysis at home have better treatment outcomes and improved self-reported quality of life
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 January 2019, (AETOSWire): In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), there are reports of more than 2,000 patients receiving dialysis, and this number is expected to increase by 100% by 2023. The high incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the UAE has been attributed to the prevalence of diabetes, obesity and hypertension. Home dialysis offers patients a number of benefits, and NMC ProVita International Medical Center – a subsidiary of the UAE’s largest private healthcare provider, NMC Healthcare – is offering this service to patients in the UAE through Reaya Mumayaza.
Multiple studies have shown that patients who have dialysis at home have better treatment outcomes and improved self-reported quality of life. Home dialysis is less expensive, it reduces the risk of infection and the lack of travel time is a significant benefit, especially for people with mobility issues.
Mr. Abdulla, the son of a patient named Osha Saeed, said, “It is such a relief that my mother can have dialysis at her bedside now. We no longer need to travel back and forth to the hospital and she can receive the treatment in familiar surroundings.”
Prasanth Manghat, CEO and Executive Director of NMC Health, said, “We seek to enhance our patients’ quality of life with customised care and personalised services improving overall health and well-being of our communities. We are very pleased to offer this elite home service providing each patient with their own dialysis unit to reduce the risk of infection. This will improve the efficiency of our medical care while eliminating unnecessary travel time for patients and reducing the burden on the UAE’s inpatient dialysis centres.”
According to the National Kidney Foundation, 10 percent of the world’s population is affected by CKD. While home dialysis is relatively new here, in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Mexico, the Netherlands and New Zealand, around 20% of the people who receive dialysis opt for home dialysis.
GV1 Fits on Palm and Simply Works on Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-C™
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 January 2019, (AETOSWire): BenQ, the global No.1 DLP projector brand, unleashes an instant entertainment for lifestyle trendsetters with its newest creation GV1, a portable LED projector. BenQ GV1 is a palm-sized, light-weighted portable LED projector to carry entertainment literally anywhere!
This compact projector GV1, is battery operated and streams movies, videos, and music via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or USC-C without setup hassle or connectivity concerns.
Manish Bakshi, Managing Director of BenQ Middle East & Turkey said, “GV1 is a trend setter product for all avid lifestyle consumers. One can carry entertainment everywhere without the cables hassle or even Wi-Fi connectivity, streaming audio-visual content anywhere, anytime! As a brand our objective is to cater to the fast-changing trends of the consumers and GV1 encapsulates all the features required for a fine on-the-go projector.”
Use it anywhere, anytime!
GV1’s portability and instant readiness uncover unlimited new ways for users to watch large-scale entertainment in a wide range of situations like - while cooking for family, gathering with friends, collaborating at work, or even during workouts.
Palm-size projector with upto 100” screen
A convenient adjustment hinge allows 15˚ of tilt range for GV1’s high-mounted projection lens, enabling 77cm of vertical image offset for the 100” projected image to be placed at a comfortable viewing height. Together with automatic keystone correction, GV1 produces beautifully optimized picture quality without any setup hassle.
GV1 ensures uninterrupted entertainment via dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as direct hotspot wireless streaming capability when Wi-Fi is not available. In addition, GV1 includes a single USB-C port which can stream media via DisplayPort over USB and read and play media files directly from USB-C flash drives.
Equipped with a 5-watt chambered speaker, GV1 doubles as a portable Bluetooth speaker at the touch of a button. Its 3-hour battery life is ideal for get together, full-length family movie nights, and instant-on entertainment without any cords whatsoever.
Powered by ultimately durable Digital Light Processing, the 2015 Academy Award of Merit Oscar® winning technology used in 90% of the world’s digital cinemas, GV1 delivers long-lasting DLP picture quality with precise colors and razor-sharp clarity coupled with a 30,000-hour maintenance-free LED light source.
Global Best Practice Discussions on Board Oversight, Internal Audit and Financial Risk at the Central Bank Governance Forum 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 January 2019, (AETOSWire): Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are convening a high-level Central Bank Governance Forum in Dubai on January 28-30, 2019.
The 3-day forum will bring together governors and officials of central banks from 47 countries. In its fifth year this year, the forum will focus on board oversight, internal audit functions, financial risk management and data innovations, aimed at central bank officials at the governor and deputy governor level, board members and senior staff with risk management, data and audit responsibilities. A total of about 60 institutions will be participating in the forum, with representatives from central banks and their external auditors, regional and global development and financial institutions from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Western Hemisphere.
Dr Ashraf Gamal El Din, CEO of the Hawkamah Institute for Corporate Governance, said, “While corporate governance refers to the ways in which companies are directed, controlled and regulated, we must also examine how governments approach their responsibilities and ensure that the banking systems in their countries are sound. The effective governance of central banks is essential. The 2019 Central Bank Governance Forum is part of Hawkamah’s ongoing focus on the governance of regulators.”
Other topics that will be discussed in this year’s Central Bank Governance Forum include the role of the Central Bank’s board, good practices in terms of board composition, board effectiveness, internal control bodies and the internal audit function in central banks.
Mr. George Kabwe, Division Chief in the IMF Finance Department said, “In response to increasing interest from various central banks, we have added a third day to the forum. We will explore emerging issues facing central banks, including enterprise-wide financial risk management before and after the global financial crisis, lender of last resort operations, data analytics and financial technology (FinTech).”
Established in 2006 to bridge the corporate governance gap in the region, Hawkamah, the Institute for Corporate Governance was founded by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the International Financial Corporation (IFC), the World Bank and other international organisations and by regional organisations including the Union of Arab Banks (UAB) and the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Authority.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) works to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty around the world. Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership. The IMF's primary purpose is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system, the system of exchange rates and international payments that enables countries (and their citizens) to transact with each other. The Fund's mandate was updated in 2012 to include all macroeconomic and financial sector issues that affect global stability.
EMSCULPT - the body sculpting procedure simulate the effects of 20,000 sit-ups in 30 minutes.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 January 2019, (AETOSWire): Weight gain is a serious problem in the UAE. While luxurious and sedentary lifestyle are the key factors that drive this condition, EMSCULPT – a body sculpting procedure is being recommended by medical experts to decrease fat thickness and increase muscle density which is now available for the 1st time in Dubai.
A lot of clinical studies for EMSCULPT reported an average 19 percent reduction in fat and a 16 percent increase in muscle mass for the treated area. The study further suggested that the machine uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology, which produce high-intensity muscle contractions meant to simulate the effects of 20,000 sit-ups in 30 minutes.
Michael Davis, COO NMC Healthcare, said, “We’re here to let everyone know that as a company, NMC is committed to CosmeSurge and we’re dedicated to the field of aesthetic care. We hold a firm belief that the cosmetics industry in the UAE is something that can only get better and stronger with time. Utilising technology such as EMSCULPT, we intend to continuously provide our customers with safest and the latest the industry has to offer. Our goal is to ensure that the residents of the UAE have access to the best, and can be rest assured that CosmeSurge will surely be at the forefront of bringing innovative technologies witnessed in LA, New York, Paris or London. Bringing EMSCULPT to Dubai is an example of us keeping our commitment to this promise.”
EMSCULPT is a new approach to body shaping category, and is the first and only non-invasive body sculpting procedure for men and women that treat fat and build muscles. It creates a unique electromagnetic field that penetrates the skin to impact the muscle tissue as well as fat.
“Weight gain is a major problem in the UAE and can result in complications, paving way for critical illnesses. Despite the intense workouts at gym, there are certain areas that leave the fat untouched. As such, several patients are opting for EMSCULPT that make them feel stronger and happier” said Lea Debian, Nutritionist of CosmeSurge.
EMSCULPT builds and strengthens muscles and burns belly fat without the time-consuming struggle of exercise. Being the world’s only non-invasive procedure, the technique is not only easy and comfortable, but also requires no recovery time, anaesthesia or needles. While the standard procedure lasts for just 30-minutes, four treatments over a two-week period are recommended, patients generally experience improvement in their body right after the treatment, which continues to improve for several weeks following the treatments.
“While EMSCULPT can be used by any type of patient, the treatment is ideal for women wanting to shed the post-pregnancy fat, or men who have bulging tummies and yet find it difficult to exercise on a daily basis. The supramaximal muscle contractions that EMSCULPT offers is something that can’t be achieved at the gym, which encourages several men and women to undertake this procedure to build muscles,” added Lea.
EMSCULPT is an outstanding treatment procedure for someone who is committed to improving their health. As the procedure offers 92 to 95 percent muscle contraction, it’s a good incentive to maintain good health and wade off illnesses.
Founded in 2002, CosmeSurge is one of the region’s most trusted brands for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. It offers modern, high quality dermatology and plastic surgery treatments, in addition to dentistry services at fourteen clinics located all across the GCC. In the UAE, CosmeSurge’s clinics are located at Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah. Outside the UAE, the clinic has its presence across Oman-Muscat, as well as on London’s Harley Street. Continuing its expansion, CosmeSurge aims to forge partnerships with leading experts in Los Angeles and other overseas cities.
While each clinic is staffed with highly qualified plastic surgeons, dermatologists and aestheticians, the state-of-the-art facilities at CosmeSurge provides over sixty cosmetic treatments for different areas of the body.