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‫تكنولوجيا Ansaldo STS وقدرتها على التسليم تؤدي دورًا محوريًا في نجاح تجربة تشغيل رحلة قطار شحن ذاتية القيادة.

جنوة، إيطاليا، 21 نوفمبر 2017/PRNewswire/ —

أثبتت شركة Ansaldo STS -وهي شركة رائدة ومرموقة في مجال حلول تكنولوجيا القيادة بدون سائق لقطارات المترو والسكك الحديدية- جدارتها وخبرتها في مجال خطوط سكك النقل الحديدية المستقلة ذاتية القيادة، وذلك في أعقاب اختبار “ريو تينتو” بأستراليا الذي نجح مؤخرًا لتشغيل رحلة قطار شحن ثقيل ذاتية القيادة بالكامل.

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من خلال تطوير تكنولوجيا عالية التخصص تعتمد على المستوى الثاني من نظام الإشارات الأوروبي (ETCS) وتطبيقها، عملت شركة Ansaldo STS مع مجموعة “ريو تينتو” لتصميم حل للتحكم بالقطارات وتهيئته للعمل على خطوط قطارات السكك الحديدية “ريو تينتو” لنقل الحديد الخام في شمال غرب أستراليا الغربية والذي سيدعم القيادة الذاتية بالكامل لرحلات خطوط السكك الحديدية الخاصة بشركة التنقيب عن المعادن.

يتضمن الحل تركيب وحدة قيادة على متن كل قطار بحيث يتيح إدارة تشغيل مجموعة القطارات بشكل مركزي من مركز تحكم يقع على بعد كيلومترات عديدة في بيرث. يحقق هذا الحل فوائد جمة للمشغل، ومنها زيادة معدلات السلامة والإنتاجية.

وأكدت روزلين ستيوارت – مدير التسليم لدى “Ansaldo STS” بأستراليا – على أهمية الدور المحوري المنوط بالشراكة بين “Ansaldo STS” ومجموعة “ريو تينتو” في نجاح تجربة التشغيل عن بعد لخط سكك حديد الشحن التي تم تنفيذها لمسافة تقارب 100 كلم في شمال غرب أستراليا الغربية، وهو ما أدى في نهاية المطاف إلى تحقيق الهدف الرامي إلى تقديم حل تشغيل ذاتي القيادة لخط سكك حديد الشحن الثقيل.

وأضافت قائلة “ستواصل Ansaldo STS العمل عن كثب وتقديم دعمها لمجموعة ريو تينتو من خلال التنفيذ التدريجي ونشر الحل بالكامل مع استيفاء أعلى معايير السلامة.”

العلاقات الخارجية:
Ansaldo STS
أندريا رازيتو، الهاتف:
6552068 010 39+
andrea.razeto@ansaldo-sts.com  

علاقات المستثمرين:
Ansaldo STS
روبرتو كورسانيغو، الهاتف:
6552076 010 39+،
roberto.corsanego@ansaldo-sts.com

المصدر: Ansaldo STS

Alibaba Group and UNCTAD Launch eFounders Initiative

Alibaba Business School and UNCTAD welcomed inaugural class of African entrepreneurs to China for two-week intensive course on e-commerce

HANGZHOU, China, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Alibaba Business School and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) brought together 24 Africa-based entrepreneurs to participate in the inaugural eFounders Initiative.

Alibaba Group and UNCTAD Launch eFounders Initiative

The eFounders Initiative is the first step to fulfill the commitment Jack Ma made as the UNCTAD Special Adviser for Young Entrepreneurs and Small Business to help empower 1,000 entrepreneurs in developing countries over the next five years. It is part of a set of smart partnerships UNCTAD is creating to reach the sustainable development goals. By bridging the digital divide facing young entrepreneurs in developing countries, the eFounders initiative helps make sure no one is left behind by the digital economy, as called for by the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.  The eFounders Initiative is also in line with Alibaba’s mission to help small businesses succeed in their home markets and beyond by leveraging the power of technology.

Alibaba Group and UNCTAD Launch eFounders Initiative“Today, we have to be smart to make sure we do not miss the opportunity e-commerce represents, both as an engine of growth and as a source of inclusiveness,” says Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD. “There are sharp differences on how countries use it and benefit from it. This contrast is nowhere more evident than in Africa, where less than five percent of the population shops online.”

Alibaba Group and UNCTAD Launch eFounders Initiative

The two dozen participants were selected from more than 700 applicants via a rigorous application process. All participants are current pioneers in their respective fields, varying from mobile payment, big data, retail, logistics, and others. As a part of the program, they have pledged to be agents of change in their home countries. After graduating, each of them will commit to applying the program’s learnings to their own business objectives and to transferring their know-how to others to improve the e-commerce infrastructure of their country.

The young e-commerce pioneers travelled from seven African countries to attend the program at Alibaba’s global headquarters in Hangzhou and learn from China’s experience in building an e-commerce ecosystem. The two-week intensive course included capacity-building in e-commerce, from inventory management and rural commerce to logistics and mobile payment systems, as well as how to use data to best capture consumer preferences. The entrepreneurs also had the opportunity to experience this year’s annual 11.11 Global Shopping Festival and attend a private meeting with Alibaba founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma.

“In the future, we will need more than the G20 and the B20 to create the kind of inclusive development the world needs,” said Jack Ma. “We need the G200 and B200,” he said, calling for active engagement with students, government officials, and entrepreneurs from smaller countries and markets. Alibaba Group has a goal of serving 20 million consumers, creating 100 million jobs and enabling 10 million profitable SMEs. The B200 is a key piece of achieving that goal.  The eFounders Initiative is the first tangible incarnation of the B200 promise.

One of the participants from Kenya, 29-year-old entrepreneur Catherine Mahugu said, “It is the first time that I see what digital inclusion means.”

31-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur Damilare Ogunleye, added, “When I go back to my home country, my focus will be educating all those involved in the business on how to leverage technology to better capture and analyze the data.”

“The goal of the initiative is to empower African entrepreneurs,” said Brian A. Wong, vice president of Alibaba Group who heads the Global Initiatives program. “We believe these participating entrepreneurs will play a very important role in the future creation of the New Economy in their country. We want them to become the Jack Mas of their countries.”

For more information visit:
Alizila: Entrepreneurs Chart New Course for African E-Commerce with Help from Jack Ma

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UNCTAD: Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

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TransferTo drives further expansion into Africa with new senior appointment

SINGAPORE, Nov. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TransferTo, a leading Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network for emerging markets, has appointed Djibril Diallo as VP Business Development to head operations across West and Central Africa, as the company ramps up its activity across the Continent.

TransferTo’s global payments network interlinks money transfer operators, mobile money operators, mobile wallets providers, banks, financial institutions, NGOs and global e-commence merchants to facilitate mobile-based money transfers to and from emerging markets — all through one single API connection and one global compliance framework.

Across Africa, the company currently interconnects close to 300m mobile money wallets and bank accounts, and this year alone, TransferTo’s cross-border payments business in Africa has grown 11-fold, showing significant demand for safer, cheaper and faster digital transfers across the Continent.

Djibril brings great expertise in payment systems and mobile money across the region. He spent the last three years heading up Mobile Financial Services operations for Tigo Cash, Millicom’s operation in Senegal. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior IT Consultant and Business Analyst at the World Food Programme focusing on global payment disbursements. Djibril has also played a key part in rolling out payment systems, such as RTGS, in various African Central Banks and primary banks.

In his new position at TransferTo, Djibril is responsible for the strategic direction and growth in the region, and to expand TransferTo’s payment solutions into new markets, including Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gabon and Cameroon.

“I’m thrilled to have joined TransferTo,” said Djibril Diallo. “We are at a point today where mobile money and mobile banking is revolutionising payments in Africa, and I am very proud to be a part of a company that is committed to providing the best payment solutions for emerging markets, and helping connect Africa to the world.”

Nicolas Vonthron, EVP Payments for Africa & Europe at TransferTo added, “Djibril has such a unique insight into this market which makes him an invaluable partner in a time when TransferTo is undergoing heightened investment across Africa. Establishing robust operations in West and Central Africa ensures we are well positioned to better serve our Network partners, allowing them to cater for the growing demand of more efficient cross-border payments to and from the African Continent.

Djibril will be based out of Dakar, Senegal.

About TransferTo

TransferTo is the leading Cross-Border Mobile Payments Network for emerging markets, processing real-time transactions for money transfer operators, mobile operators, digital wallet providers, banks, NGO’s and merchants. Leading global companies rely on TransferTo’s mobile payment solutions to perform digital payments.

Through a Network which spans across more than 130 countries, TransferTo provides its partners with a global compliance framework for all relevant regulatory requirements.

TransferTo was founded in 2005. The company is headquartered in Singapore, with regional offices in Miami, London and Dubai, and local offices across Mumbai, Jakarta, San Salvador, Nairobi and Barcelona.

For more information, please visit: www.transfer-to.com

Media Contact

Ola Polczynski
PR & Marketing Director, TransferTo
+65-9361-2450
press@transfer-to.com

Why developers and architects are choosing OpenAire solutions

OpenAire brings its signature retractable enclosure technologies to new projects in the Middle East

OAKVILLE, Ontario, Nov. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OpenAire is excited to attend the Big 5 Dubai show for the seventh year in a row, this fall beginning November 26. Renowned architects from across the Middle East will be able to see the benefits of letting the fresh air into their designs with OpenAire’s retractable enclosure solutions. 2017 has so far brought several new opportunities for OpenAire to bring its more than 28 years of architectural innovations to the Middle East. OpenAire has three exciting projects in the United Arab Emirates, including the Sharjah Mall in Sharjah and two other projects, one in Abu Dhabi and the other in Dubai.

OpenAire’s custom solutions let in the open skies in fair and cool weather, but also close to provide shelter and insulation when the weather becomes hot, creating an outdoor style space that guests can enjoy year-round. At Sharjah Shopping Mall, OpenAire is building a truly unique elliptical dome skylight that will bring abundant natural light to the heart of the 30-story complex. The dome skylight measures an impressive 74 meters (243 feet) long by 47 meters (154 feet) wide by 21 meters (69 feet) high. OpenAire’s innovative use of steel nodes and aluminum connecting members will let this huge structure provide unobstructed views of the sky to visitors inside, offering a shopping experience like no other.

Exceptional design features such as those at Sharjah, combined with the company’s track record of partnering with many other renowned developers and its ability to adapt its designs to many shapes and sizes, makes OpenAire the ideal choice for venues of every kind. In locations around the world, shopping malls, restaurants, entertainment centers, aquatic parks, and more have seen increased numbers of guests, decreased energy use, and other advantages after choosing OpenAire structures. Retractable roofs let restaurants use their patio seating no matter what the weather outside, effectively doubling their seating capacity. Aquatic attractions can offer an outdoor swimming atmosphere year-round while also saving up to 27% on energy costs annually due to a reduced need for lighting, air conditioning and dehumidification systems. Design advantages such as these make it easy to see why OpenAire gives owners significant returns on investment and lowers maintenance costs. It is also the reason why developers and architects around the world are drawn to OpenAire’s solutions.

About OpenAire
OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing beautiful, high-quality, environmentally conscious retractable roof structures and skylights for over 25 years. We bring unique visions to life from initial design to installation, transforming buildings into sunlit spaces customers love. Headquartered in Oakville, Ontario, OpenAire is approaching 1,000 projects throughout North America, Europe, and the Middle East. Some of our projects include four cruise liners in Royal Caribbean’s new Quantum series of ships; the Rooftop Bar at the Refinery Hotel in New York, NY; Restoration Hardware’s “RH Gallery” in Chicago, IL; Gibson Italia restaurant on the Chicago River by the River Point Tower; Fort Lewis College Observatory for the Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Hall in Durango, CO; Aqua Sferra Aquapark (the biggest aluminum dome in the world) in Donetsk, Ukraine; Kalahari in Pocono Mountains, PA (the largest waterpark under one roof in the USA); Tropicana Waterpark in Stadthagen, Germany;  Jay Peak Ski Resort’s Pump House Indoor Waterpark in Jay, VT; the Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, NV; a pool enclosure at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto, ON; and a retractable skylight at the new Boston Pizza in downtown Toronto, ON. To learn more about OpenAire Inc.’s projects and capabilities, visit http://www.openaire.com/ and follow us on Twitter. For more details on this project, please e-mail sales@openaire.com.

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For more information contact:
Sales, OpenAire
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