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Day: November 4, 2020

PAS Global to be Acquired by Hexagon AB

Press Release
Combined Company Creates a Powerhouse for Managing the Industrial Lifecycle HOUSTON, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PAS Global, LLC (PAS), the OT Integrity company, today announced it has agreed to be acquired by Hexagon AB (Hexagon), a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous solutions. With the combination of PAS and Hexagon, customers will benefit from a comprehensive software portfolio to manage the industrial lifecycle from plant design and maintenance, to real-time situation awareness in the control room, cybersecurity risk management, and industrial digital transformation. PAS also complements and significantly extends Hexagon’s global customer footprint in the process industries. “Since 1993, PAS has delivered solutions that help industrial organization...

‫”هيكساجون إيه بي” تستحوذ على “بي إيه إس جلوبال”

Press Release
 تنشأ الشركة المشتركة مركز قوة لإدارة دورة الحياة الصناعية هيوستن،, 4 نوفمبر/تشرين الثاني 2020  /PRNewswire/ — أعلنت PAS Global, LLC “بي أيه أس جلوبال” (بي إيه إيس (PAS))، شركة التكامل للتكنولوجيا التشغيلية، اليوم أنها وافقت على أن تستحوذ عليها شركة Hexagon AB “هيكساجون إيه بي” (هيكساجون (Hexagon))، وهي شركة عالمية رائدة في مجال أجهزة الاستشعار والبرمجيات والحلول المستقلة. من خلال الدمج بين شركة بي إيه إيس وشركة هيكساجون، سيستفيد العملاء من مجموعة برامج شاملة لإدارة دورة الحياة الصناعية من تصميم المصنع وصيانته، إلى الوعي بالموقف فوريًا في غرفة التحكم، وإدارة مخاطر الأمن الإلكتروني، والتحول الرقمي الصناعي. يكمل نظام شركة بي إيه إيس أيضًا ويوسع بشكل كبير بصمة العملاء العالمية لشركة هيكساجون في الصناعات العملية. صرح مؤسس بي إيه إس ومديرها التنفيذي إيدي حبيبي...

SANANBIO ARK, the Mobile Farm for All Climates that Supplies Communities with Fresh Local Food

Press Release
XIAMEN, China, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SANANBIO, a leading vertical farming solution provider announces the availability of its climate controlled mobile farm for growers globally. “3,300-4,400 lbs of cucumbers, 7,700 lbs of arugula, or 8,000 lbs of lettuce. These are the proven annual yields that we’re confident to announce,” said Zhan Zhuo, co-founder and CEO of SANANBIO, “We ‘produce’ turnkey farms and this one is mobile.” It adapts to any climate thanks to its thermal insulation system with a thermal conductivity below 0.024w/(m·K). One of the mobile farms operated as usual in a coldness of -40 degree Fahrenheit in northern China, sustaining local communities with local produces at a reduced carbon footprint. It is shocking to find t...

Albanian IS Repatriation From Syria Will Be Long Journey, Experts Say

General
The recent repatriation of an Islamic State (IS) woman and four children from the Kurdish-controlled al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria is being applauded as an important step by Albania to deal with its citizens abroad who have been affiliated with the terror group. Some observers say they are expecting a long journey ahead for the country as it addresses the rehabilitation of IS families and their reentry into society. “Although modest in size, this transfer signals Albania’s shift toward a proactive approach for the repatriation of its citizens, especially children and women,” Adrian Shtuni, a Washington-based security and radicalization expert, told VOA. Roughly 13,500 foreign women and children are among about 70,000 IS families held by the Kurdish-led, U.S.-backed Syrian Demo...

Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development Launches Labor Reforms for Private Sector Workers

General
Riyadh, The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) launched today a Labor Reform Initiative (LRI) under the National Transformation Program (NTP) to enhance the contractual relationship between workers and employers, and aims to support the Ministry's vision of establishing an attractive job market, empowering and developing labor competencies and developing the work environment in the Kingdom. LRI allows job mobility and regulates the Exit and Re-Entry Visa issuance. It applies to all expatriate workers in the private sector, and includes specific control measures put in place to take into account the rights of both parties of the contractual relationship. The reforms come into effect on March 14th of 2021. HRSD stated that this initiative will improve and increase t...

Saudi Ports Progress in Liner Shipping Connectivity Index

General
Riyadh, Saudi Ports have made a new progress in the Liner Shipping Connectivity Index (LSCI) as per the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) report for the third quarter (Q3) of 2020. According to the report, the ports achieved a growth of 13.8 points or 24.6%, which represents the highest in the region, bringing their toll up to 70.14 points. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ports achieved an increasing progress in LSCI, as their tally reached 56.3 points in the first quarter of 2019, while the average points of Saudi Arabia was 62.40 points in 2019, compared to 68.46 points in the second quarter of 2020. In the third quarter of 2020, the total points rose to 70.14. LSCI captures how well countries are connected to global shipping networks quarterly to help world ...

Health Ministry: 426 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Saudi Arabia

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health said in a statement today that 426 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 348,936 cases, including 7,871 active cases receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 736 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. As many as 441 cases have recovered, bringing the total recoveries to 335,594, the Ministry of Health said, adding that 15 new deaths have been reported, bringing the total deaths to 5,471.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Culture Minister: Saudi Arabia to Open a world-class center to protect Red Sea, Arabian Gulf underwater heritage

General
Riyadh, Cultural leaders from the Group of 20 and other nations pledged today to support the role of the cultural economy and meet annually during the G20, with next year’s discussion to take place under Italy’s presidency. Under the theme “The rise of the cultural economy: a new paradigm,” culture ministers and officials from international organizations in their inaugural meeting discussed heritage preservation, sustainable development and culture as a catalyst for economic growth. The talks focused on employing new technologies, developing digital platforms for artistic expression, while making cultural resources more easily accessible. “This high-level cultural presence at Saudi G20 Presidency illustrates our shared belief in the vital role of culture in propelling the innovation ecos...

Saudi Arabia is set to announce tomorrow hosting an international sports event, the first of its kind

Sports
Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to announce tomorrow hosting an international sports event, the first of its kind, as part of a series of international sports events which recently witnessed tremendous success, thanks to an unlimited support extended by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense. Thanks to the Crown Prince’s support, the Kingdom played host to a number of major international sports events over the last two years covering international championships, tournaments and competitions, a press release said, citing Formula E and Dakar rally, Spanish super cup, Italian super cup, international tennis championships, first female WWE match, European golf tournaments for females and males, free w...