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Day: January 15, 2021

UNIFIL: ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES RELEASED LEBANESE SHEPHERD

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UNIFIL issued the following statement on Friday: “Today, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a Lebanese shepherd to UNIFIL at the Ras Naqoura crossing. The shepherd had been apprehended on Tuesday, January 12 in the Bastara area near the Blue Line in south Lebanon. UNIFIL in turn handed him over to the Lebanese authorities through the International Committee of the Red Cross. During this time, UNIFIL's Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major-General Stefano Del Col, was in regular contact with the parties to secure the shepherd's release. UNIFIL has launched an investigation to establish the circumstances of the incident, including the exact location where he was apprehended.”   Source: National News Agency

BEIRUT PORT ADMINISTRATION SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH FRENCH COMPANY TO PREPARE STUDY ON RECYCLING RUBBLE AT PORT PREMISES

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Beirut Port Administration on Friday signed an agreement with a French company to prepare a study on recycling the rubble that has been left behind after the massive explosion that shattered the port’s premises and whereabouts. The agreement was signed between the port’s management and the French company in a ceremony attended by Caretaker Minister of Public Works and Transportation, Dr. Michel Najjar, alongside senior Lebanese officials, as well as well as Head of the French Embassy’s Economic Affairs department, François De Ricolf, and representatives of the French company. The Minister of Public Works seized the opportunity to thank French President, Emmanuel Macron, and the French people in general, for their "affection for Lebanon, knowing that the French army has played a major...

LARGEST VACCINATION DRIVE IN THE WORLD STARTING IN INDIA WITH 2 “MADE IN INDIA” VACCINES

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Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive on 16th January, 2021 at 10:30 AM via video conferencing.  This will be the world’s largest vaccination program covering the entire length and breadth of the country.  A total of 3006 session sites across all States and UTs will be virtually connected during the launch. Around 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated at each session site on the inaugural day. This vaccination programme is based on the principles of priority groups to be vaccinated and Health Care workers, both in government and private sectors including ICDS workers, will receive the vaccine during this phase. The vaccination programme will use Co-WIN, an online digital platform developed by Union Ministry of Health a...

Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia appoints Charles Lasvigne as Hotel Manager

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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Charles Lasvigne brings a passion for service with an extensive food and beverage background to his new role as Hotel Manager at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center, including having previously led the Food and Beverage division for the Hotel as Food and Beverage Director.  Growing up a 76ers fan, Lasvigne has had sights on Philadelphia and joined Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia in 2017 as part of the pre-opening team. During this tenure as Food and Beverage Director, Lasvigne assembled an incredible team opening Jean-Georges Philadelphia, Vernick Fish, JG Sky High and Vernick Coffee Bar while creating a collaborative culture sharing a vision of excellence. “Being recognized by Forbes Travel Guide as Philadelphia̵...

JA Solar Supplies Largest Single Photovoltaic Project in Guam with All Modules Needed for Completion

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BEIJING, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — JA Solar recently announced that it supplies all PV modules needed to complete an 88MW project in Guam. Invested in and constructed by Korea Electric Power, the project will be the largest single PV plant in Guam. Located on an island and in an environment with strong winds, the project has stricter than usual requirements for backside mechanical load and degradation rate of the module. After communication and comparison of products from multiple module manufacturers, Korea Electric Power finally selected JA Solar to be the exclusive module supplier of the project. Korea Electric Power is the largest electric utility in South Korea and responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and the development of electric ...

أل تي آي وآي بي أم توسعان التحالف العالمي لمساعدة المؤسسات على تسريع التحول الرقمي بالسحابة الهجينة المفتوحة

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– تخطط شركتا أل تي آي ( LTI ) وآي بي أم ( IBM ) لإنشاء مركز امتياز لتكامل الحلول مع العملاء مومباي، الهند،15 يناير/كانون الثاني 2021‏/PRNewswire/ — تخطط شركة لارسن آند توبرو إنفوتيك (Larsen & Toubro Infotech)‏ (BSE: 540005) (NSE: LTI)، وهي شركة استشارات تقنية وحلول رقمية عالمية، لتوسيع تحالفها المتعدد السنوات العالمي مع شركة آي بي أم (NYSE: IBM) لمساعدة الشركات على تحويل عملياتها من خلال اعتماد السحابة الهجينة المفتوحة. مع المركز المقترح، ستساعد شركة أل تي آي عملائها على ترحيل وتحديث تطبيقات الأعمال الأساسية من خلال الاستفادة من منصة آي بي أم السحابية الهجينة المفتوحة المبنية على ريد هات أوبن شفت (Red Hat OpenShift). قامت شركة أل تي آي بتطوير حلول جاهزة للصناعة باستخدام إمكانيات السحابة الهجينة من شركة آي بي أم بما في ذلك كلاود باك للبيانات (Cloud Pak for Data) وكلا...