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Day: January 13, 2021

Peckar & Abramson, ALTANA, Breyer Rechtsanwälte, and PS Consulting, announce the creation of Leading Construction Lawyers: The International Alliance of Construction Law Professionals

Press Release
NEW YORK, PARIS, and STUTTGART, Germany, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Under the banner Leading Construction Lawyers (LCL), an international construction law alliance has been formed by the preeminent construction law practices at the United States law firm Peckar & Abramson, PC, French law firm Altana, the German law firm Breyer Rechtsanwälte, and the consulting and dispute resolution firm PS Consulting, based in Paris. The newly formed LCL Alliance will serve the construction and infrastructure industry’s need for multinational excellence in construction legal services and as an international forum for related leadership in addressing industry concerns. LCL Alliance members have a client-focused and industry engaged approach. The primary goal of the LCL Alliance is to ...

SCO Secretariat, TSCA jointly host “National Data Brain” Summit

Press Release
BEIJING, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On the afternoon of January 12, 2021, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Secretariat, together with Shenzhen Thousand Cities Strategic Algorithms (TCSA), held a presentation at the SCO Secretariat in Beijing. With “National Data Brain: Driving Societal Stability and Economic Revitalization” as the topic, the conference is also part of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the SCO. SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov delivered the opening remarks. Mr. Norov said that the leaders of the SCO member states are making joint efforts to build an effective financial mechanism within the framework of the organization, in order to contribute to the promotion of innovative economic development. a more detailed understanding of TC...

Sabin Vaccine Institute Funds Researchers to Investigate COVID-19 Misinformation, Design Solutions to Increase Vaccine Acceptance

Press Release
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) announced today that it has awarded grants to research teams in four countries to explore the social drivers of COVID-19 misinformation, and its impact on routine immunization acceptance and the acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine. The grants are part of Sabin’s Social and Behavioral Interventions for Vaccination Acceptance Small Grants Program, which provides funding to researchers in low- and middle-income countries to better understand the social drivers of vaccination and design small-scale interventions to assess their impact on vaccination acceptance. Five research teams in India, Kenya, Pakistan and Uganda will receive up to $30,000 to conduct this research and pilot a small-scale intervention in the...

At CES 2021 TCL Unveils Newest Products in Multi-Categories – TV, Audio, Mobile and Smart Home Appliances

Press Release
HONG KONG, Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — TCL Electronics (1070.HK), one of the dominant players in the global TV industry and a leading consumer electronics company, today at CES 2021 introduced its latest TCL Mini LED, QLED and 4K HDR TVs, audio, and home appliances offerings under its forward-looking AI x IoT strategy. Visit https://www.tcl.com/ces2021.html to learn more about TCL at CES2021. Press Kit: http://bit.ly/3nU8k4a Premium Mini LED, QLED and 4K HDR TVs This year, TCL is introducing three outstanding TCL 4K Mini LED TV C825, TCL QLED 4K TV C725, TCL 4K HDR TV P725 that go beyond powerful picture performance and deliver a comprehensive range of lifestyle features for new generations. High-Performance Audio The TCL TS8132 soundbar can satisfy any user’s auditory req...

Oman Air’s IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) Registration Renewed

Business
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has once again successfully passed the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), with a remarkable result. From 7 to 11 December, 2020, Oman Air was subject to the audit, which was conducted by an accredited organisation approved by IATA to perform these tasks. IOSA is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to access the operational management and control systems of an airline, which occurs every two years once the airline successfully completes the first audit. This certification is a valuable safety validation for Oman Air as it aligns us with global best safety practice. It helps to ensure our continuous operational management and control systems ar...

MEA: NEW PROCEDURE FOR PASSENGERS ARRIVING TO LEBANON STARTING 14 JAN. 2021 TILL 25 JAN. 2021

General
The Middle East Airlines issued Wednesday the following press release:   As of 14 Jan 2021 until 25 Jan 2021, the following procedures must be applied by all passengers arriving to Lebanon. For all passengers arriving to Lebanon as a final destination: - Passengers, except children under the age of 12 years, must hold PCR negative test result from one of the certified laboratories by local authorities at point of departure and show it at check in. - Negative test result validity must not exceed 96 hours between the test result and the date of arrival to Lebanon. - Passengers who do not carry a negative PCR test result are not allowed to board. - Passengers must complete the medical form issued by the Ministry of Public Health of Lebanon and this is available throu...

KSrelief Signs Agreement to Implement Fighting Blindness Programs in 5 Countries

Medical
Riyadh, King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) signed today an agreement with Al-Basar International Foundation to implement fighting blindness programs in five countries, for the year 2020-2021, amount to 2,310,000. The agreement was co-signed by KSrelief's Assistant Supervisor General for Planning and Development Dr. Aqeel bin Jamaan Al-Ghamdi and Secretary General of Al-Basar International Foundation Dr. Adel bin Abdulaziz Al-Rashoud. Dr. Al-Ghamdi said that according to the agreement, 41 medical campaigns will be implemented, with the participation of volunteers and Saudi doctors, in Yemen, Bangladesh, Sudan, Nigeria and Pakistan, where the number of operations to be performed will be around 16,400 and 41,000 medical glasses will be distributed, 205,000 people will...

Health Ministry: 175 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Saudi Arabia

Medical
Riyadh, The Ministry of Health said in statement today that 175 new confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; thus bringing the total number to 364,271 confirmed cases, including 1,954 active cases, receiving necessary medical care. Of these, there are 307 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable. The Ministry of Health also said that 156 new recoveries have been recorded, bringing the total recoveries to 356,013 cases. Also, four new deaths have been reported; bringing the total deaths to 6,304.   Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Moroccan Business Council discusses ways of enhancing commercial and investment partnerships

Business
Riyadh, Ajlan Al-Ajlan, President of the Saudi Chambers Council, and Shkaib Al-Alaj, President General of the Moroccan Contractors Council, have co-opened a new round of discussions of the Saudi Moroccan Business Council in the attendance of a number of senior officials and diplomats from the two sides, it was reported today. During the meeting, which was held virtually yesterday, a number of issues on the agenda concerning the two countries, namely the challenges facing investors on the two sides, were discussed. For his part, the head of the Moroccan side at the two countries’ chamber told the meeting that the bilateral trade size amounted to 14.5 billion Moroccan Dirham in 2019, noting that nearly 250 Saudi companies have investments in Morocco against only around 20 Moroccan companie...