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Dubai-based architectural engineering studio is spreading its international footprint.

Committed to leveraging the firm’s experience in the Middle East, Dewan Architects and Engineers is making significant inroads into SE Asia.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2019, (AETOSWire): With SE Asian countries experiencing record growth and development and setting new standards for design and hospitality concepts, Dewan Architects and Engineers is keen to actively participate in the success of these economies and to tap into the wealth of experience and expertise they have amassed during their 35 years of operation.

With the vast majority of their work over the past 35 years focused on the Middle East, with key markets in UAE, KSA and Iraq, Dewan Architects and Engineers is also known for its extensive work in Europe, Africa and parts of Asia. The architecture practice is now targeting SE Asia and will be applying their extensive knowledge to work closely with real estate developers there in order to further optimise the work being done in the region.

Dewan Architects and Engineers currently operates a branch office in Manila. Established in 2007, today it is staffed with over 60 BIM-qualified architects. With their comprehensive experience in the Philippines, the firm points out that practices there are similar to those in the UAE. “Philippines is a steady growth market with a fast-developing design scene, a readily available source of skilled technicians, and a similar work structure to the UAE,” says Ammar Al Assam, Executive Director of Dewan Architects and Engineers.

In line with its strategic plan to enter the SE Asian market as a reputable architectural design firm, Dewan recently inaugurated its office in Hong Kong with plans afoot to establish another office in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam in late 2019.

As a global practice that caters for an ever-unified user base, directors at Dewan say that every market they enter enriches their design ethos and that they are always careful to apply local cultures and knowledge.

Commenting on their future expansion plans in Asia, Mr Al Assam, said: “Our mid-term plan is to handle four to five projects a year from our existing design hubs, and at a later stage to establish a local office that would be self-sufficient in both Business Development and design, either organically or through acquisition of established local practices.”

A multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering consultancy firm which regularly crosses not just borders, but boundaries of innovation, Dewan Architects and Engineers has offices in Iraq, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Philippines, and Barcelona. Along with East Asia, future expansion plans include Africa and Central Asia.

About Dewan Architects and Engineers

Celebrating 35 years of design excellence, Dewan Architects and Engineers has been at the forefront of the Middle East's booming architectural and engineering design sector for more than three decades. Founder and current Chairman and Managing Director, Mohamed Al Assam, established the inaugural Dewan office in Abu Dhabi in 1984 and successfully completed Dewan's first high-rise commercial project, Baniyas Tower, in 1988, which cemented Dewan's presence as a major player in the regional architectural scene. In 1999, Dewan's Dubai design studio was established, and it has rapidly become a prominent and integral contributor to the emirate's burgeoning and iconic skyline. Dewan further entrenched its leadership market position by establishing new offices in Iraq, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Philippines, and Barcelona with plans to further establish offices in SE Asia and Africa. Today Dewan is recognized as a global multi-disciplinary practice, ranked as one of the top three firms regionally, and in the top 50 firms globally as rated by leading industry publications and its peers.

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‘Z 7 voted as Best Full Frame Professional Camera, amongst the accolades received from the reputable international awards’

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2019, (AETOSWire): TIPA WORLD AWARDS recognise the best products in the photography and imaging industry, and Nikon Middle East FZE. is pleased to present four products which are recipients of the prestigious TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2019 sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), a global authority in the industry.

 

The Nikon D3500 digital SLR camera was selected for the Best DSLR Camera award, the mirrorless camera Nikon Z 6 for the Best Full Frame Camera Expert award, Nikon Z 7 for the Best Full Frame Professional Camera award, and the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S for the Best Mirrorless Wide Angle Zoom Lens award.

 

Summary of TIPA comments for Nikon Z 7 as the BEST FULL FRAME PROFESSIONAL CAMERA award

 

A High-Res Performer

The high-resolution Nikon mirrorless Z 7 sports an FX-format CMOS sensor delivering 45.7 effective megapixels that produces large, stunning image files. It supports an ISO range of 64-25600 ISO with expanded ISO of 32 to 102400. The EVF has coverage of approximately 100% with the ability to set numerous shooting parameters while looking through the viewfinder. Video capabilities include 4K UHD as well as Full HD 120p1 shooting, and support of Active D-Lighting, electronic VR2, and focus peaking. Timecode3 support allows for syncing video and sound from multiple devices. Use of NIKKOR Z S-Line lenses allows for quiet and smooth adjustment of exposure during video shooting.

 

Summary of TIPA comments for Nikon Z 6 as the BEST FULL FRAME CAMERA EXPERT award

Low-Light and Video Specialist

The Z 6 is aimed at photographers who want excellent performance in low-light conditions and 4K UHD video with full pixel readout. The CMOS backside illumination sensor delivering 24.5 effective megapixels with focal-plane phase detection AF pixels supports a wide sensitivity range of 100-51200 ISO4 and works with the latest Nikon image-processing engine, EXPEED 6. The camera has 273 focus points5, enabling broad coverage of approximately 90% of the imaging area,

both vertically and horizontally. A mid-range sharpening option in the Picture Control menu allows users to make textural elements within the screen sharper or softer with both still and video imaging6.

Summary of TIPA comments for Nikon D3500 as the BEST DSLR CAMERA award 

An Affordable DSLR

This compact, and lightweight DSLR is aimed at amateurs who want to step up to a camera that takes full advantage of a wide range of NIKKOR lenses and accessories to boost their photographic fun and creativity. Its CMOS sensor with 24.2 effective megapixels delivers an ISO range of 100-25600, handles 5 fps7 continuous shooting, and has Full HD 1080/60p video capability. With Nikon’s SnapBridge app, users can easily share images with a smartphone or connected device. They can also trigger the camera with the app, and access Nikon Image Space, a free-cloud based sharing and storage service

 

Summary of TIPA comments for NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S as the BEST MIRROLESS WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS award

 

An Ultrawide-Normal Zoom

Featuring a design with a nearly flat front lens, the 14-30mm allows for use of filter attachments (82 mm) on the front element thread. Lens construction incorporates 14 elements in all, with four ED elements and Nikon’s Nano Crystal coating to reduce flare and 

ghosting, plus a stepping motor for smooth and quiet AF, a sought-after feature for both stills and especially video capture. Sealed against dust and moisture8, the lens also has a customizable control ring that can be utilized for manual focus9, aperture, and exposure compensation. The lens is lightweight, at approximately 485 g.

 

About TIPA WORLD Awards 2019

The TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2019 cover photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019 across a number of categories. Award winners are selected with voting by the editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.

 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2019, (AETOSWire): The world's largest chain of homeopathic clinics, Dr Batra’s Homeopathy, launched their first clinic in Abu Dhabi on World Homeopathy Day, 10th April 2019. The brand, Dr Batra’s, is synonymous with homeopathy. Dr. Mukesh Batra, Padma Shri recipient for medicine (Homeopathy) and India’s leading homeopath, founded Dr Batra’s Multi-Specialty Homeopathy as a patient-driven institution in Mumbai in 1982. With over 225 multi-specialty clinics operating across 125 cities in India, UK, UAE, Bahrain and Bangladesh, today, Dr Batra’s has over 1.5 million happy patients globally with a success rate of 91% as authenticated by American Quality Assessors.

Homeopathy is the 2nd largest system of medicine in the world according to World Health Organization. It is practiced in 86 countries and is consumed by over 200 million people globally. France is the largest contributor to the homeopathy market, followed by Germany. In the UK, the British Royal Family has been under homeopathic care since 1980. According to Global TGI Barometer, 6-9 million people in the UK prefer homeopathy.

Homeopathy works to eradicate the root cause of ailments as opposed to just providing symptomatic relief. Moreover, homeopathy offers treatment that is holistic, safe, cost-effective and non-invasive. It has shown remarkable results in the UAE in treating depression, anxiety, stress allergies, child health ailments – child immunity and growth, hair loss and skin disorders, adding to its popularity. According to a survey conducted by DHCC, 48 % of the UAE population tried Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM) and 55% were happy with the results.

Commenting on the launch, Dr. Akshay Batra, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Dr Batra’s Group of Companies, said, “We have seen a rise in demand for homeopathy in recent years. With patients looking for holistic healthcare options, we are delighted to announce our foray into Abu Dhabi. We are currently located in 5 countries and have 10 international clinics in UK including one in Harley Street, in Dubai at the Dubai Health Care City (DHCC), in Bahrain at the KIMS Bahrain Medical Center (KBMC), in Dhaka (Bangladesh) and now Abu Dhabi.”

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2019, (AETOSWire): The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), in cooperation with Khalifa Fund and Google, organized the RAK 19 Startup Weekend to facilitate future entrepreneurs in developing projects into market ready products.

With the sponsorship of the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development and the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, RAK 19 Startup Weekend was an event hosted at AURAK that attracted 190 participants with 31 new business ideas from across the United Arab Emirates, desiring to evolve an idea into a viable project ready for implementation. Over the course of the weekend, the event provided participants with leading industry mentors equipped to teach how to plan, implement, and follow through with a business plan. Many business ideas were presented, and among them were the first-place winner, “Her Step Up,” the second place winner, “E Loyalty Card,” and the third place winner, “Maritime Inteltech.”

The Tourism Development Authority’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Haitham Mattar, was equally delighted with the opportunity to participate in the weekend convention, “It gave us the opportunity to participate and present investment opportunities for products that Ras al Khaimaj Tourism Authority has put together for young Emiratis who aim to own their own businesses, and we want the young Emiratis to focus on this sector. It is becoming a very important sector for the UAE. It is work 164 billion dirhams for the UAE economy, which means one in every nine dirhams comes from traveling tourism for the UAE economy alone. Those investment opportunities for the young Emiratis whose ambitions are to own their own businesses outside the norm and something very unique will contribute not only to Ras al Khaimah, but also for the UAE as a whole.”

Mr. Ahmed Al Romaithi, the Project Manager of the Zaarie Program at the Kalifa Fund, wanted to stress the importance of programs such as this initiative that facilitate the growth of young Emirati entrepreneurs, “It is important to be a leading role in the local economy where small and medium enterprises represent a large part of the economies of developed countries.”

The Director General of the Department of Economic Development, Dr. Abdulrhman Al Shayeb, was enthusiastic in being able to contribute to such a promising endeavor, “This unique event represents a new gateway for our students to participate in innovation, competition, future opportunities, and outstanding achievements.” The department has agreed to grant future licenses to students with innovative ideas exempt from all fees. As a result of the RAK 19 Startup Weekend, a memorandum of understanding between AURAK and The Department of Economic Development materialized. In the MoU both institutions agreed to cooperate in the exchange of research, the training of students, sponsoring events, providing reduced tuition and training fees, employment opportunities, joint marketing, and encouraging entrepreneurship in developing projects into job market products.

AURAK President, Professor Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, was pleased that the University was able to collaborate with such esteemed institutions as the Khalifa Fund, Google, the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development, and the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority in a promising initiative that provided professional development, paving the way for the Ras Al Khaimah community to grow among competitors in the job market.

AURAK is a nonprofit, government-owned institution of higher education which provides the local, regional and international communities with a North American-style education integrated with Arabic customs and traditions. AURAK is licensed by the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates and has been accredited in the United States of America by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since December 2018. AURAK offers a total of 22 accredited undergraduate and graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.

*Source: AETOSWire

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 April 2019, (AETOSWire): KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, has announced that it will host a booth at the Middle East Film & Comic Con in Dubai in April. The Middle East Film & Comic Con is one of the largest annual pop culture celebrations in the Middle East, and this year it will be held from Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. KLabGames will join an array of exhibitors from all over the world celebrating anime, comics, and games.

The Arabic version of KLab’s live streaming service, KLab Games Station (available in Japanese, English, French, and now Arabic) debuted on March 7 and will have live appearances at the event. The Dubai Round of the Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team Dream Championship 2019 will also take place during the event, and the winner will receive a trip to Tokyo, Japan to participate in the Dream Championship Finals that will be held there in fall 2019.

A host of engaging content designed to delight fans and visitors alike is planned to kick off KLabGames’ first-ever appearance at the Middle East Film & Comic Con. With anime fans and game players from the UAE and all over the Middle East expected to attend, the booth will be jam-packed with stage events, a VR experience area, event-limited merchandise for sale, and free giveaways, all centered around two KLabGames hit titles, Bleach: Brave Souls and Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team.

About KLab

KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Tokyo, the company is listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KLab has consistently ranked as one of the top 52 grossing game publishers worldwide since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and the United States. For more information about KLab.

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Unique Collaboration Brings Together Advanced Technology and a Visionary Artist

LAUSANNE, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE/AETOSWire)-- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today presents IQOS World revealed by Alex Chinneck at Milan Design Week 2019, the pinnacle event in the world of art and design. IQOS, the flagship innovation in PMI’s smoke-free portfolio, will host the exhibition to the public April 9-14.

The IQOS World exhibition—which is expected to be visited by more than 50,000 people during Milan Design Week—is an artistic expression of the future, brought to life through a collaboration with well-known sculptor Alex Chinneck, whose art is distinguished by his bold and disruptive vision. Alex’s unique talent for combining art, architecture and theater in his work manifests on a monumental scale: The architecture itself, both inside and out, becomes transformed into a work of art, taking on new and unexpected shapes. The walls and floor become metaphors for a process of transformation, evoking—through imaginative portals—seemingly infinite routes to a newly imagined future.

“By taking familiar materials and architectural forms and making them behave in extraordinary ways, we are working with IQOS to change visitors’ perceptions of what is possible,” said Chinneck. “Through the repeated use of the zipper, we have opened up the fabric of a seemingly historic Milanese building to playfully re-imagine what lies behind its facade, floors and walls. Ethereal light pours through each opening, filling the space with color and filling the work with a sense of positivity and potential.”

Milan Design Week is the most important event in the world related to the topic of design—it premieres the latest trends and plays host to events, exhibitions and presentations that complement the unparalleled design of IQOS.

“PMI is leading the transformation of the tobacco industry—one that is based on science and innovation. Our aim is to create a smoke-free future; that is, a future where smoke-free products like IQOS replace cigarettes to the benefit of society,” said Frederic de Wilde, president EU Region, PMI. “It is precisely this thought, aimed at revealing an alternative vision of the future, which naturally guided our collaboration between IQOS and Alex Chinneck.”

IQOS 3 and IQOS 3 MULTI represent the latest versions of the flagship smoke-free device from Philip Morris International. They are characterized by an ergonomic and elegant design; the latest innovation uses a state-of-the-art system that involves heating the tobacco sticks, thus preventing smoke. Design and innovation, therefore, have the power to have a positive impact on the lives of people who smoke and, collectively, the future of public health. As a company, our priority is clear—to help adult smokers who would otherwise continue to smoke to switch as quickly as possible to potentially less harmful alternatives. To date, more than 6.6 million adult smokers in 44 markets around the world have quit smoking and switched to IQOS—playing an instrumental role in building a smoke-free future.

Philip Morris International: Building a Smoke-Free Future

Philip Morris International (PMI) is leading a transformation in the tobacco industry to create a smoke-free future and ultimately replace cigarettes with smoke-free products to the benefit of adults who would otherwise continue to smoke, society, the company and its shareholders. PMI is a leading international tobacco company engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes, smoke-free products and associated electronic devices and accessories, and other nicotine-containing products in markets outside the U.S. PMI is building a future on a new category of smoke-free products that, while not risk-free, are a much better choice than continuing to smoke. Through multidisciplinary capabilities in product development, state-of-the-art facilities and scientific substantiation, PMI aims to ensure that its smoke-free products meet adult consumer preferences and rigorous regulatory requirements. PMI's smoke-free IQOS product portfolio includes heated tobacco and nicotine-containing vapor products. As of December 31, 2018, PMI estimates that approximately 6.6 million adult smokers around the world have already stopped smoking and switched to PMI’s heated tobacco product, which is currently available for sale in 44 markets in key cities or nationwide under the IQOS brand. For more information, see our PMI and PMIScience websites.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 April 2019, (AETOSWire): KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, has announced that it will host a booth at the Middle East Film & Comic Con in Dubai in April. The Middle East Film & Comic Con is one of the largest annual pop culture celebrations in the Middle East, and this year it will be held from Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. KLabGames will join an array of exhibitors from all over the world celebrating anime, comics, and games.

The Arabic version of KLab’s live streaming service, KLab Games Station (available in Japanese, English, French, and now Arabic) debuted on March 7 and will have live appearances at the event. The Dubai Round of the Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team Dream Championship 2019 will also take place during the event, and the winner will receive a trip to Tokyo, Japan to participate in the Dream Championship Finals that will be held there in fall 2019.

A host of engaging content designed to delight fans and visitors alike is planned to kick off KLabGames’ first-ever appearance at the Middle East Film & Comic Con. With anime fans and game players from the UAE and all over the Middle East expected to attend, the booth will be jam-packed with stage events, a VR experience area, event-limited merchandise for sale, and free giveaways, all centered around two KLabGames hit titles, Bleach: Brave Souls and Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team.

About KLab

KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Tokyo, the company is listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KLab has consistently ranked as one of the top 52 grossing game publishers worldwide since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with offices in Singapore, Shanghai, and the United States. For more information about KLab, please visit http://www.klab.com/jp/english/.

*Source: AETOSWire

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