IDEMIA makes Smart PIN available to Ditto Bank, the next-generation French bank specialized in currency managementMay 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Launched in February 2018, Ditto Bank is a new generation digital solution, which offers multiple accounts in different currencies to frequent travellers, cross border commuters, expats and students who study abroad. Smart PIN service enables Ditto Bank customers to access their PIN codes instantly in their banking smartphone app. A seamless customer journey means that there is no need for them to wait days to receive their PIN code, which is available immediately, and use their card. As this feature of the smartphone app can also be used for PIN reminders, the card will also be easier to use, since there is no risk of customers forgetting their PIN codes! Ditto Bank has selected IDEMIA to work on the project from Day 1, in 2015. IDEMIA brought the new digital bank a suite of products, such as the Ditto Bank card and packaging and related Smart Services including Smart PIN,......

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Andersen Tax & Legal Adds Location in Monterrey, Mexico May 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Andersen Global is proud to announce a new presence in Mexico through the expansion of Andersen Tax & Legal in Monterrey, an industrial and multi-sectorial city. Monterrey is located in the northeast of the country and is well-known as the industrial capital of Mexico. Home of many large, international companies, Monterrey is a strategic location because of its financial and industrial activity.


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Cvent Unveils 2018 List of Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and AfricaMay 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Cvent, Inc., a market leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, today announced the results of its Top 25 Meeting Hotels in the Middle East and Africa. The list was compiled by analysing group booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network, which sourced more than $14.7 billion and more than 40 million room nights in 2017, helping to support more than 715,000 events worldwide. “With industry research showing the current global value of the meetings and events industry at $750+ billion* and growing substantially, there is huge potential for hotels across the region to capitalise on group business opportunities,” said Bharet Malhotra, Senior Vice President of Sales for Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud. “In the Middle East and Africa, Dubai continues to dominate in the group business category, but it is great to see seven different hotel chains......

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Microsoft and Kymeta Government Solutions Demonstrate Defense and First Responder On-the-Move Communications Solutions May 16, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Kymeta—the leader in flat-panel satellite antennas enabling always-on mobile broadband—and Microsoft today announced simultaneous land mobile, maritime defense and first responder demonstrations during the 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) and Connectivity Expo (Connect X). The companies will be jointly demonstrating end-to-end communications and network on the edge with Microsoft’s patrol and tactical vehicles featuring cutting-edge hardware, software, Windows Apportals, Azure Cloud integration, and connectivity to the Internet of Things (IoT), all connected using a flat-panel, satellite Kymeta™ KyWay™ Terminal (KyWay Terminal). “Microsoft’s Azure cloud-based services can be locally replicated in a deployed environment such as a patrol vehicle, firehouse or command post, and can significantly enhance the capabilities......

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Italy, Jordan sign development cooperation agreementMay 15, 2018

Jordan and Italy have signed Development Cooperation Framework Agreement whereby Italy would support Jordan in carrying out development programmes and setting up a three year aid programme, officials said today.

Italy would be supporting Jordanian strategies and raising the efficiency of Italian aid as part its pledge to help Jordan carry out reform in various fields, an official statement said. In a press statement after the signing ceremony, Jordan's minister of planning Emad Fakhoury said the agreement aims"...

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Jordan’s solar-plus-storage ‘expansion project’ reaches financial closeMay 15, 2018

Philadelphia Solar, a vertically-integrated PV company headquartered in Jordan, said this morning it has reached financial close on a project to bring battery storage to a large-scale solar farm in the Middle East kingdom.

Philadelphia Solar emailed Energy-Storage.News today to say that it had struck a deal with private trade financial institution Capital Bank of Jordan (Capital Bank) for project financing.


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'Dozens' of Marines augmenting US embassy security in Turkey, Israel, JordanMay 15, 2018

'Dozens' of Marines will be augmenting embassy security in Turkey, Israel, and Jordan, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to ABC News.

The news comes on the same day that the U.S. opened its embassy in Jerusalem and at least 55 people were killed during protests in Gaza, according to Gaza's health ministry.


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What’s Next for Indonesia-Jordan Defense Cooperation? May 15, 2018

Last week, Indonesian and Jordanian officials held a series of high-level meetings on the sidelines of a defense engagement in Amman. The interactions emphasized the ongoing efforts by the two countries to explore opportunities for further defense collaboration on issues ranging from counterterrorism to defense industry cooperation.

Indonesia and Jordan established ties back in 1950, and since then, efforts have been made to advance various areas of"...

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Swiss Medair provides support to 41,000 Syrian refugees in JordanMay 15, 2018

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swiss Medair David Verboom said his organization, which started its work in Jordan in 2012, provided humanitarian support to more that 41,000 Syrian refugees last year.

Verboom told Petra that Medair offers health, psychological and financial support to Syrian refugees, adding that his organization also provides support to the underprivileged in the Kingdom.

Medair staff, he added, also use automated surveys to assess the needs of families and follow up on the support"...

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UAE embassy to oversee implementation of Ramadan iftar projectsMay 15, 2018

The UAE Embassy in Amman said on Monday it has concluded preparations to implement the Ramadan Iftar project in Jordan.

The project, which is sponsored by the UAE charity bodies, comes within the framework of strong Jordanian-UAE ties.

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), and Sharjah Charity International will distribute daily 6 thousands meals until the end of the holy month of Ramadan to the beneficiaries, including the needy families in many regions, as well as"...

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