TCL lance une coopération stratégique avec ELARABY pour établir une base de production en Égypte et étendre ses ventes au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique 

SHENZHEN, Chine, 20 mai 2016 /PRNewswire/ — TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited a annoncé la signature d’un mémorandum d’entente avec son partenaire stratégique ELARABY Group (« ELARABY »), la plus importante entreprise d’appareils domestiques en Égypte. La cérémonie de signature s’est déroulée en présence de M. Yasser El-Kady, ministre égyptien des communications et des technologies de l’information, de […]

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TCL Forms Strategic Cooperation with ELARABY to set Production Base in Egypt with Sales Expanding to Middle East and Africa

SHENZHEN, China, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, announced the signing of an MOU with its strategic partner ELARABY Group (“ELARABY”), the largest home appliance enterprise in Egypt. The signing ceremony was attended by Minister of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt Eng. Yasser El-Kady, Chief Marketing Officer of ELARABY Mr. […]

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New Global Education In Emergencies Fund To Be Launched At World Humanitarian Summit

NEW YORK, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s leading countries, companies and philanthropists will join forces to create a ‘major breakthrough’ to provide education for millions of children displaced by conflicts and natural disasters. The new ‘Education Cannot Wait’ fund will be launched next week at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. A historic, […]

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Former Grameenphone Director Joins Boloro Global Limited

NEW YORK, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Boloro Global is pleased to announce that Delwar H Azad, a mobile financial services pioneer and executive with over 25 years of mobile financial services, telecom, and operations experience has joined the management team as Executive Vice President Strategy, Product & Solutions. “Azad brings a wealth of global […]

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Opening Ceremony of the 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Joint Coordination Mechanism (JCM) of the Regional Cooperation Initiative for the Elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (RCI-LRA)

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

Why:

To review the current LRA threat level and progress being made towards the elimination of the group and its threat in the region;

To review the counter-LRA strategy vis-agrave;-vis the key challenges impeding the effectiveness of the key components of the Initiative, namely the JCM Secretariat, Office of the Special Envoy for LRA issues, and the operations of the RTF;

To provide strategic direction and guidance on the future sustenance of the RCI-LRA, taking cognisance of the pertinent challenges and the possible additional sources of funding;

To consider the development of an exit strategy for the RTF;

To prepare the ground for the post-LRA stabilisation and rehabilitation of the affected areas, pursuant to the appeal of the 299th meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council which, when authorising the operationalisation of the RCI-LRA on 22 November 2011, requested the World Bank and the African Development Bank to assist in assessing the rehabilitation needs of LRA-affected areas and developing a strategy for their rehabilitation;

To consider the renewal of the mandate of the RCI-LRA, as the current mandate of the Initiative expires on 22 May 2016.;

When:

Opening of the Chiefs of Defence Staff Meeting: 0930 � 1000h, Friday 20 May 2016;

Opening of the Ministerial Meeting: 1500 � 1520h Friday 20 May 2016;

Where:

Committee Room I, Old AU Conference Complex,

AU Commission headquarters, Addis Ababa

Who:

Commission Officials and Staff;

AU Regional Task Force (RTF) Senior Leadership;

AU Special Representatives to the DRC, CAR, South Sudan and Sudan;

National LRA Focal Points, Chiefs of Defence Staff and Ministers of Defence of RTF Troop Contributing Countries;

Partners and Observers;

Journalists are invited to cover the Opening Ceremonies

Source: African Union Commission (AUC).

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Israeli Navy Arrests Two Fishermen off Gaza Coast

The Israeli navy forces Tuesday arrested two Palestinian fishermen off coast al-Sudaniya area, northwest of the city of Gaza and seized their boat.WAFA correspondent said the navy attacked the boat, which was sailing at six nautical miles off the coast…

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‘Unexpected win,’ says Seychellois duo in the 2016 Webcup final

An unexpected win during the weekend’s Webcup preliminary challenge means a Seychellois duo will face international competition at the Webcup final in Seychelles later this year.

Brigitte Santache and Eddy Monthy emerged Sunday as the winners in Seychelles of the 2016 Webcup preliminaries. The 24-hour web design contest was held simultaneously in seven Indian Ocean islands.

Santache and Monthy, also a couple in real life, told SNA that they felt a bit intimidated at the start of the competition since they were a two-member team facing two teams of four members each.

“I did not expect us to win as we were first-timers and faced with people who are used to participating in the webcup. And staying awake for 24 hours is really tough if you are not used to it,” said Monthy, who works as a software architect.

Monthy’s partner, although an IT enthusiast, is not involved in the field in her daily work as a rates and contract executive at Creole Travel Services. On top of that she had to leave her partner on his own to complete the project.

“I worked with him for around 9 hours and then had to leave because we have a child. So he had to work alone for some 12 hours,” said Santache, adding that winning the competition has boosted their confidence to take part in future Webcup competitions.

Brigitte Santache and Eddy Monthy making up the B & E team presenting the concept of their website on Sunday. (Jude Morel, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY

Spending 24 hours in the ‘Webcup Space Station’ during which they have to create its website, was the challenge revealed to the participants at noon on Saturday.

Kosta Todorovic, a member of the jury panel explained to SNA that the teams were judged on various criteria including the visual elements, technical aspect, and the way the teams interpreted the challenge.

“The interesting thing this year is that they were thrown a separate challenge which was probably designed to throw them off a little bit to have to really get creative on how they put it in,” he said to SNA. “This is the third year am judging this competition and you could see that the level is going up, although it would be nice if we had some more participation. It wasn’t easy but the winner was clear at the end.”

The wish to see more Seychellois web enthusiasts take part in the annual competition was also highlighted by the participants.

Herve Chang-Yunn, the director of marketing at the VCS group of companies, said that anyone can try their luck, as the competition is one that needs a variety of skill sets.

“You need at least some web developing skill, programming skill, but also creative ideas and people who can write, design. Having the best graphics does not necessarily mean you would win.”

The Blue Fire Team – runners-up of the 2016 Seychelles Webcup. (Jude Morel, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY

A rather tired and sleepy Chang-Yunn, whose team ‘Blue Fire’ won runner-up, is hoping that the success of the duo over the other teams would motivate others to come forward.

“There’s many people out there with talent but maybe feel that they cannot put a team together as individuals. However there are governmental departments that can surely come up with a team, especially the Department of Information and Communications Technology,” said Chang-Yunn.

All three participating teams went home with a prize on Sunday; the third team Up Creative Studio grabbed the Virality Prize for having the most likes, 119 in total, on their Facebook page. All teams were also required to set up a Facebook page updating fans on their progress during the competition.

Up Creative Studio attracted the most Facebook like. (Jude Morel, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY

The Webcup final is expected to be held in Seychelles in November. This will be the first time the 115-island archipelago in the western Indian Ocean organises the finals of the regional competition initiated by the Webcup Association of Reunion Island in 2010.

The Seychelles Internet Exchange Point Association, SEY-IX, the Department of Information and Communications Technology along with sponsors will be working towards organizing the event, which will also see the participation of winners from Mauritius, Rodrigues, Madagascar, Mayotte, Reunion and the Comoros.

Source: Seychelles News Agency

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Malaysia: Search Area for Flight 370 Will Not Change

Malaysia said Friday the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will not be shifted after the discoveries of five pieces of debris in the western Indian Ocean.The government this week had confirmed the last two pieces, found in South Africa and Rodrig…

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South Africa: Van Rensburg Readies Himself for Diamond League Debut

World Student Games 800-metre bronze medallist Rynardt van Rensburg is gearing up for his Diamond League debut later this month.And the Free Stater has certainly been putting in the hard yards as part that preparation.Late last month he took part in a …

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Debris Found in South Africa ‘Almost Certainly’ From Flight 370

Two pieces of debris found in South Africa and near the Mauritian island of Rodrigues “almost certainly” came from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared two years ago, Malaysia’s transport ministry said Thursday.Since the plane mysteriously v…

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