“Central Operations” Crowned Champion of Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police Ramadan Championship

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

The Central Operations Department team at Abu Dhabi Police has recently been crowned with the Cup of the Ramadan-special Seven-a-side Football tournaments, as part of the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police Championship. The Al Ain Police team ranked second in the Championship that was organized by the Sport Activities Section at the Strategy and Performance Development at Abu Dhabi Police. A total of 16 teams from Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters’ various departments took part in the 17-day Championship that was held at the Police Staff Club stadium.

H.E Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, stressed the Abu Dhabi Police leadership’s commitment to developing the sport system for the benefit its staff members. This vision is based on the belief in the importance of practicing sports, being a vital component in the physical, mental and psychological preparation of police, in addition to improving their functional efficiency.

During the ceremony held to honor the top achievers and winners of the championship, Major General Al Rumaithi praised the enthusiastic atmosphere at the championship’s finals and the high spirits of the players. He also commended the performance of both teams who played the final match.

It is worth mentioning that the Central Operations Department team won the final match against the Al Ain Police team 2-1. The Traffic and Patrols Directorate team came in third place, while the Peripheral Regions Police Department team ranked fourth. The Championship’s Best Goalkeeper title was awarded to Abdullah Khaled from the Peripheral Regions Police Department team. The Championship Top Scorer title was awarded to Saleh Ahmed Al Musa’bi from the Department of Community Police team as he scored 8 goals during the Championship.

In addition to H.E Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police, the closing event was attended by Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police; Brigadier Ismail Al Sirkal, Deputy Director General of Abu Dhabi Police Central Operations; Colonel Mohammed Hamid bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Strategy and Performance Development Director General, the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior; in addition to a number of officers, head of departments and a large crowd of Abu Dhabi Police staff members.

For his part, Major General Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi, Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police stressed the keenness to implement the Police leadership’s directives, which call for training Abu Dhabi Police and MoI’s members, and in encouraging them to practice sport activities. This vision embodies the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters’ strategy that aims to develop its staff members’ efficiency and skills.

On the other hand, Colonel Mohammed Hamid bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Strategy and Performance Development Director General, pointed out the police leadership’s commitment to interact with its staff members, develop their skills, and increase social communication during the Holy Month of Ramadan. “This is achieved by organizing sports events that are characterized by a unique competitive spirit, designed to strengthen social ties among the members of various departments, and to enhance their physical fitness, to allow them to carry out the policing tasks assigned to them efficiently,” he explained.

The events of the closing ceremony of the Ramadan-special Seven-a-side Football tournaments organized as part of the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police Championship, had started with the National Anthem, performed by the Abu Dhabi Police Music Band, who performed a number of traditional Emirati music pieces during the events. As part of the closing ceremony, H.E Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police toured the photo gallery that was held on the sidelines of the Championship under the slogan “Zayed, Humanitarian Work, Love and Loyalty… for Zayed.” Organized by the Cultural and Sport Activities Section at the Clubs Department in Abu Dhabi Police, the gallery showcased a number of photos of late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The events concluded by honoring the winning teams, along with the Best Goalkeeper and Top Scorer of the Championship. The referee staff of the final matches and the organizing committee of the Ramadan-special Seven-a-side Football tournaments of the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police Championship were also honored. The organizing committee also honored H.E Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and presented him with a commemorative gift.

Honoring Police Friends

H.E Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police honored the Police Friends’ Crime Fighting team who was crowned champion of the First Ramadan Football Championship for Police Friends and ranked first. The Excellence team ranked second. H.E Major General Al Rumaithi also honored Hasan Mohammed Saleh as Best Player and Sultan Abdul Rahman as Best Goalkeeper in the Championship. He also honored student Aisha Abdullah Buftim, who came in first place in the memorization of the Qur’an Competition. In addition to that, he honored student Abdullah Al Naqabi with the Best Horse Rider Award as part of the Police Friends Equestrian Competition.

It is worth mentioning that the summer events of the sons and daughters of the Police Friends of MoI and Abu Dhabi Police members were recently launched and included a number of sports and cultural events. The program was attended by 130 female and male students from the officers’ sons and daughters aged between 7 and 14 years.

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July 23, 2014 at 11:52 am Leave a comment

OT’s Cosmo RSA v5, the First Durbin-Compliant Debit Card Certified by MasterCard for the US EMV Migration

Cosmo v5 M/Chip™ Multi-Application enables use of two unaffiliated debit networks

COLOMBES, France – Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)– Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space, today announced that it has developed the first debit card certified by MasterCard that meets the Durbin Amendment guidelines. These guidelines require issuers to identify two unaffiliated debit networks, for each debit or prepaid card they issue.

OT’s Cosmo RSA v5 M/Chip™ Multi-Application is developed on OT’s Global Platform compliant and java-based operating systems and is capable of supporting dynamic data authentication. It builds upon the existing products available on OT Cosmo RSA v5 platform and is specifically designed to support the combination of MasterCard debit and the U.S. debit “Maestro U.S.” Application Identifiers (AID) required to support Debit cards issued in the U.S.A. The Cosmo RSA V5 M/Chip Multi-application has been developed to minimize memory requirements, allowing optimal support of the unique routing requirements stemming from the Durbin Amendment included in the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation.

“Being first to receive this MasterCard certification for the U.S. market is a major achievement for OT. It demonstrates OT’s ability to deliver the right products and services to our customers at the right time, leveraging our long and close relationship with MasterCard” said Martin Ferenczi, President for North America at OT.

“Thanks to our R&D and investments in North America, we are the first offering a product addressing the debit market in the US. With this new product, OT reinforces its position as an undisputed leader in the U.S. by now offering a complete range of U.S. debit compliant products, which support the EMV debit migration ramp-up in 2014” said Eric Duforest, Payment Business Unit Managing Director at OT.

OT manufactures all its EMV cards in the United States at its ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility in southeast Pennsylvania. OT has integrated support for the Cosmo RSA v5 M/Chip™ Multi-Application into its proprietary Common Personalization System (CPS), a single, global personalization engine which has been developed over the past ten years incorporating worldwide EMV best practices and deployed across Oberthur Technologies’ network of 40 personalization service centers. CPS has been personalizing EMV cards since 2010 in OT’s bi-coastal personalization service centers located in Northern Virginia and Southern California.

Cosmo RSA v5 is available for immediate deployment.


OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. OT has always been at the heart of mobility, from the first smart cards to the latest contactless payment technologies which equip millions of smartphones. Present in the Payment, Telecommunications and Identity markets, OT offers end-to-end solutions in the Smart Transactions, Mobile Financial Services, Machine-to-Machine, Digital Identity and Transport & Access Control fields. OT employs over 6 000 employees worldwide, including 600 R&D people. With more than 50 sales offices across 5 continents and 10 facilities, OT’s international network serves clients in 140 countries. For more information: http://www.oberthur.com

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July 23, 2014 at 11:31 am Leave a comment

متطوعو شرطة أبوظبي يقدمون الوجبات والهدايا للمحتاجين

تزامناً مع يوم زايد للعمل الإنساني
ابو ظبي، دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة – يوم الثُّلَاثاء 22 يوليو 2014 [ME NewsWire]

ضمن المشاركات المجتمعية لفرع المتطوعين بشرطة أبوظبي، وتزامناً مع فعاليات يوم زايد للعمل الإنساني، قام المتطوعون بمساهمة مجتمعية انطلاقاً من مشاعر الوفاء والعرفان للمغفور له “بإذن الله” الشيخ زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان “طيب الله ثراه”، ووزعوا 1500 وجبة غذائية على المحتاجين من المقيمين بمدينة أبوظبي، بجانب توزيع 200 سلة تحوي المير الرمضاني من المواد الغذائية، وتوزيع 250 بطاقة رصيد تلفوني لإتاحة الفرصة لهم للتواصل مع عائلاتهم وأسرهم خلال أيام شهر رمضان المبارك.

كما وزع المتطوعون مجموعة من الملابس الجديدة على المحتاجين منهم اسهاماُ في إدخال الشعور بالسعادة والتراحم بين أفراد المجتمع، خاصة عناصر الشرطة والمقيمين على أرض الدولة.

وقال الملازم أول مبارك هادف الخييلي، رئيس فرع المتطوعين بإدارة الشرطة المجتمعية بشرطة أبوظبي، إن هذا العمل التطوعي يأتي في إطار تعزيز مسيرة الأمن والاستقرار بين أفراد المجتمع في إطار من التراحم والمحبة بينهم، ويؤكد روح المشاركة المجتمعية في وطن الخير والرخاء.

وأضاف أن فرع المتطوعين في إدارة الشرطة المجتمعية بشرطة أبوظبي يعمل من خلال استراتيجية شرطة أبوظبي؛ التي تهدف إلى جعل العمل الشرطي عملاً استباقياً، يُقدم إلى الجمهور بأعلى مستوى من الأداء والشفافية ومواكباً لأحدث التطورات العالمية.

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July 23, 2014 at 11:07 am Leave a comment

Comité olympique norvégien : Marit Bjørgen lauréate du prix « FAIR PLAY Mecenate » 2014

OSLO, Norvège – Mercredi 23 Juillet 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)–Marit Bjørgen, championne olympique de cross-country, a reçu le prix international Fair Play Mecenate 2014. Ce prix sera décerné à Marit Bjørgen à Castiglion Fiorentino, en Italie, le mercredi 23 juillet.

- C’est un grand honneur pour moi de me voir décerner un prix aussi prestigieux. J’en suis fière et très émue. Recevoir un prix reconnaissant le fair-play tel que le Fair Play Mecenate est quelque chose que j’apprécie énormément. Même si le cross-country est un sport individuel, je ne serais pas là où je suis aujourd’hui sans les autres filles de l’équipe. Je suis fière de faire partie d’un groupe fort ayant un bon esprit d’équipe, dans lequel nous célébrons les succès de nos coéquipières et nous nous soutenons mutuellement dans les bons moments comme dans les moments difficiles, déclare la lauréate Marit Bjørgen.

Le jury du prix Fair Play Mecenate est composé de membres originaires de tous les continents et représente les médias sportifs internationaux et diverses organisations sportives internationales. Le jury déclare que le prix Fair Play Mecenate est décerné à Marit Bjørgen « pour le comportement particulièrement éthique et le fair-play dont elle ne s’est jamais départie tant dans l’esprit de combativité dont elle a fait preuve dans son parcours que dans la façon dont elle a démontré un remarquable esprit de sportivité et de solidarité ».

- Il s’agit d’une double reconnaissance, de l’athlète et de la personne qu’est Marit Bjørgen. Elle est notre meilleure athlète depuis des années et un grand exemple à suivre pour la jeunesse du monde entier, déclare M. Børre Rognlien, Président du Comité olympique norvégien.

Parmi les lauréats précédents du prix figurent des légendes comme Bob Beamon (champion olympique, athlétisme), Lord Sebastian Coe (champion olympique, athlétisme) et Paolo Rossi (champion du monde de football avec l’Italie en 1982).

- Marit Bjørgen est depuis plusieurs années un exemple à suivre pour les athlètes en particulier, et pour les enfants et la jeunesse en général. Elle est généreuse à la fois dans le cadre de ses activités sportives et en tant que personne, et elle représente les sports d’une excellente manière. La communauté du ski tout entière en Norvège attache une grande importance à cela. Le fait qu’elle reçoive maintenant une marque d’appréciation au niveau international démontre qu’elle a été reconnue pour son attitude positive bien au-delà des frontières de la Norvège, déclare M. Erik Røste, Président de la Fédération norvégienne de ski.

Marit Bjørgen recevra le prix lors d’une cérémonie officielle qui se tiendra à Castiglion Fiorentino le mercredi 23 juillet.

Pour en savoir plus sur le prix, rendez-vous sur le site http://www.premiofairplay.com/en

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Karl Singdahlsen

Comité olympique norvégien

(+47) 92640601


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July 23, 2014 at 11:03 am Leave a comment

اللجنة الأولمبية النرويجية :ماريت بيورغن تحصل على جائزة فير بلاي ميشيناتي لعام 2014

أوسلو، النرويج – يوم الأَرْبعاء 23 يوليو 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(بزنيس واير): فازت البطلة الأولمبية في التزلج الريفي، السيدة ماريت بيورغن بجائزة “فير بلاي ميشيناتي” الدولية لعام 2014. وستستلم السيدة بيورغن هذه الجائزة في كاستيليون فيورنتينو بإيطاليا، يوم الأربعاء الموافق 23 يوليو.

- وقالت ماريت بيورغن في معرض تعليقها على هذا الأمر: “إنه لشرف عظيم بالنسبة أن أحصل على مثل هذه الجائزة المرموقة. أشعر بالفخر وأقدر للغاية أن يتم تكريمي بجائزة ’فير بلاي ميشيناتي‘. وعلى الرغم من أن التزلج الريفي تعتبر رياضة فردية، إلا أنني لم أكن لأصل إلى ما أنا عليه اليوم لولا باقي الفتيات في الفريق. وإنني فخورة لكوني أنتمي إلى فريق قوي مع روح جماعية جيدة حيث نحتفل بنجاح زملائنا وندعم بعضنا البعض في السراء والضراء”.

تتألف لجنة التحكيم الخاصة بجائزة “فير بلاي ميشيناتي” من أعضاء من كافة القارات وتمثل الإعلام الرياضي الدولي ومختلف المنظمات الرياضية الدولية. وتشير اللجنة إلى أنه تم منح جائزة “فير بلاي ميشيناتي” للسيدة ماريت بيورغن “بفضل سلوكك الأخلاقي ولعبك النظيف الذي ميز مسيرتك ولإظهارك الروح الرياضية والتضامن”.

- من جهته، قال السيد بوري روجنليان، رئيس لجنة الألعاب الأولمبية النرويجية:” تمثل هذه الجائزة تكريماً للرياضية وكذلك لشخص السيدة ماريت بيورغن. فقد كانت الرياضية المفضلة لدينا طوال سنوات وهي قدوة رائعة للشباب في جميع أنحاء العالم”.

ومن بين الفائزين السابقين بالجائزة نذكر أساطير الرياضة مثل بوب بيمون (البطل الأولمبي، سباقات المضمار والميدان)، ولورد سيباستيان كوي (البطل الأولمبي، سباقات المضمار والميدان)، وباولو روسي (بطل العالم في كرة القدم في الفريق الإيطالي عام 1982).

وقال السيد إريك روست، رئيس الاتحاد النرويجي للتزلج في هذا الصدد: “لقد كانت ماريت بيورغن لعدة سنوات قدوة للرياضيين على وجه الخصوص، وللأطفال والشباب بشكل عام. فهي سخية في المجال الرياضي و كإنسانة على حد سواء، وتمثل الرياضة بطريقة ممتازة. وهذا أمر مقدّر للغاية من قبل مجتمع التزلج بأكمله في النرويج. والحقيقة أنها تحصل الآن على تقدير دولي يثبت أنها تكرّم بموقفها الإيجابي خارج حدود النرويج”.

وتجدر الإشارة إلى أن بيورغن ستقوم باستلام الجائزة خلال حفل رسمي يقام في كاستيليون فيورنتينو يوم الأربعاء الموافق 23 يوليو.

لقراءة المزيد عن الجائزة، يرجى زيارة الرابط الإلكتروني التالي: http://www.premiofairplay.com/en

إنّ نصّ اللغة الأصلية لهذا البيان هو النسخة الرسمية المعتمدة. أمّا الترجمة فقد قدِمتْ للمساعدة فقط، ويجب الرجوع لنصّ اللغة الأصلية الذي يمثّل النسخة الوحيدة ذات التأثير القانوني.


اللجنة الأولمبية النرويجية

كارل سينجدالسين

هاتف: 92640601 (47+)

البريد الإلكتروني: kalle@idrettsforbundet.no

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July 23, 2014 at 10:44 am Leave a comment

Panasonic Provides Power Supply Container in Indonesia as a Stand-alone Photovoltaic Power Package

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OSAKA, Japan – Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Panasonic Corporation announced it installed the “Power Supply Container,” as a stand-alone photovoltaic power package that it developed, to the National Elementary School Karimunjawa 01 in Karimunjawa Island, Jepara District, Central Jawa Province, Indonesia. On July 17, 2014, a handover ceremony was held jointly with Koperasi Pundih Artah, a project partner; and the Institute of Business and Economic Democracy Foundation (IBEKA), an Indonesian NGO.

Karimunjawa is an area where electricity is available at night thanks to diesel generators. However, in the daytime these generators are stopped and no electricity can be used by the residents of the village. As no power for the village during the daytime interferes with administrative and commercial activities, improvement of the educational environment had been the top priority for the island. To solve this social issue, Koperasi Pundih Artah, which received Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security, IBEKA and Panasonic have launched a project for improving the educational environment, by supplying and installing the Power Supply Container, under the cooperation of Jepara District and the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia.

During school hours, the Power Supply Container gives support to improve the educational environment; children can use LED lighting fixtures, ceiling fans and audiovisual educational materials using PCs and TVs. When there are no classes, the electricity is sold to nearby areas through a management association of the Power Supply Container to contribute to activation of the regional community and improve the regional electricity infrastructure.

Panasonic has made efforts to provide the Power Supply Container and to offer IBEKA with technical assistance in this project. Meanwhile, IBEKA is giving support for establishing management associations in Karimunjawa for independent operation of power supplies as well as provides training and supports for their operation, management and maintenance to achieve a sustainable power supply in Karimunjawa.

Panasonic will further strive to extend a stable power supply to areas without electricity and backup power sources to places that suffer frequent power blackouts, and provide improved social support, including emergency power sources, in the event of disasters. The Company will provide a more rich and comfortable lifestyle in Indonesia and other emerging countries with problems in electricity infrastructure.

Outline of the Power Supply Container

The Power Supply Container is equipped with twelve Panasonic “HIT(R)240” solar modules which have high conversion efficiency and can generate approximately 3 kW of electricity. It can also provide stored power from 24 built-in lead-acid storage batteries (17.2 kWh as total).

Features of the Power Supply Container

(1) Reliable quality performance (2) Easy and quick assembly for portability and expansion (3) Utilization of Panasonic accumulated technologies

Learn more:

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July 23, 2014 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

ADP Volunteers Offer Meals and Gifts to the Needy

To Mark Zayed Humanitarian Day
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

To mark the Zayed Humanitarian Day and as part of the societal participations carried out by the Volunteers Branch at the Abu Dhabi Police, the volunteers launched a community-based initiative. As part of the initiative, which reflects feelings of loyalty and gratitude to his Highness late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, volunteers distributed 1500 meals to the needy in the city of Abu Dhabi, as well as 200 “Mir Ramadan” baskets containing multiple food items. The volunteers also distributed 250 prepaid phone credits to allow them to communicate with their families during the holy month of Ramadan.

Furthermore, a group of volunteers also distributed new clothes to the needy with a view to bring happiness and inspire compassion among members of society, especially the police officers and residents of the UAE.

First Lieutenant Mubarak Hadef Al Khaili, Volunteers Branch Manager at the Community Police Department, stressed that this voluntary action aims to strengthen security and stability among community members within an atmosphere of compassion and love, and underline the spirit of community participation in the land of prosperity and welfare.

“The volunteers Branch, the Community Police Department at the Abu Dhabi Police operates as per the Abu Dhabi Police’s strategy, which aims to make police work a proactive action that provides the public with the highest standards of performance and transparency, in line with the latest international developments,” he added.

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The UAE Minister of Interior’s General Secretariat, Tactical Affairs and Security Media Department

Abu Dhabi Police GHQ – Security Media

Chris Cron +971-(0)-50-987-1317

E-mail: cron.media@hotmail.com

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