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Call for Submissions Open for the Fourth HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award in Middle East

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — HIMSS Middle East and Elsevier, the global information analytics company specializing in science and health, are proud to announce the call for submissions for the 4th Annual Middle East HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award 2018.

Sean Roberts, Vice President for HIMSS EMEA said, “The HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award is a showcase for best practices in health and informatics. The award demonstrates how rapidly transformational information and technology solutions are entering in to common use in the Middle East. We are excited to start receiving submissions.”

Since 2013, the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award has attracted 178 submissions across 29 countries and 99 unique organisations. In total, the projects submitted have impacted over 41 million patients worldwide.

This year’s award for Outstanding ICT Achievement focuses on institutions who have harnessed information and technology to successfully advance patient care and safety. It follows the success of last year’s awards, which saw strong participation from 14 healthcare organizations across the Gulf Cooperation Counsel (GCC), recognizing two first-time winners: Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, KSA (Outstanding ICT Achievement category) and Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE (Outstanding ICT Innovation category).

First launched in the Middle East in 2015, the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award has received 48 submissions from leading public and private organisations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Egypt and Jordan, including 2017 finalists Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi UAE, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital KSA, Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group KSA and Ain Al Khalee Hospital UAE.

Commenting on the announcement, Tim Hawkins, Managing Director for Elsevier Clinical Solutions EMEALAAP said, “I’m honored that we are once again partnering with HIMSS to acknowledge an increasingly prominent area of medical practice. In an ever more pressurized medical environment the winning entry will demonstrate how technology delivers a tangible value to their institution.”

Judges for this year’s Award are:

  • Mariam Almutairi, Takween Tech, KSA
  • Dr. Osama ElHassan, Head of eHealth, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
  • John Daniels, Global Vice President, HIMSS Analytics, USA
  • Tim Morris, Product & Partnership Director, Elsevier EMEALA/APAC

Submit your case study here or email HIMSS to enquire.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 17 2018.

Winners will be recognised on Wednesday, 10 October, 2018, at the HIMSS Saudi Arabia Conference and Exhibition – during the main programme ceremony and at the HIMSS-Elsevier Digital Healthcare Award dinner on 10 October – in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

HIMSS is a global advisor and thought leader supporting the transformation of health through information and technology. As a mission driven non-profit, HIMSS offers a unique depth and breadth of expertise in health innovation, public policy, workforce development, research and analytics to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers on best practices in health information and technology. Through our innovation companies, HIMSS delivers key insights, education and engaging events to healthcare providers, governments and market suppliers, ensuring they have the right information at the point of decision. As an association, HIMSS encompasses more than 72,000 individual members and 630 corporate members. We partner with hundreds of providers, academic institutions and health services organizations on strategic initiatives that leverage innovative information and technology. Together, we work to improve health, access and the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HIMSS serves the global health information and technology communities with focused operations across North America, Europe, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support and professional education, including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 38,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries.

RA Holding Corp. Releases Quarterly Financial Statements

NEW YORK, May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — RA Holding Corp. (the “Company”) announced today that it has published its unaudited interim condensed financial statements as of and for the nine month period ended March 31, 2018. The financial reports will be made available at

About RA Holding Corp.

RA Holding Corp. is the top-level holding company in the group created pursuant to the plan of reorganization of Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c) and certain of its affiliates under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.


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Suntech and Enerray signed a contract for supplying modules in Egypt

WUXI, China, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. (“Suntech”) announced today that Enerray S.p.A. and Suntech have signed a contract for supplying modules in Egypt.

Enerray is a leading solar power company of designing, construction and management of utility scale and industrial photovoltaic systems, whose business areas spread throughout Europe, the Middle East, African regions, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.”Enerray is very glad to cooperate with Suntech with which it has already had the pleasure to work in the past at the beginning of the solar market in Italy. Every module to be used during our plant construction is carefully selected for the world market, using the consolidated partnerships with high-quality suppliers such as Suntech and aiming towards the best correlation between product quality, reliability of the company, and the costs to be sustained. Enerray is proud of  acting as developer, sponsor, EPC and O&M Contractor in Benban. In this way sustainable growth will be guaranteed for the whole region, an area in which we see great potential and we are investing significantly,” said Mr. Andrea Venezia, CEO of  Enerray S.p.A. It is the first cooperation between Enerray and Suntech. The project is located in Aswan, Egypt. It is foreseen the total amount of STP330-24/vfw(1500V) modules will be fully delivered to the site by the end of the third quarter.

“In recent years, the PV market in Egypt is speeding up rapidly due to its excellent investment conditions, sufficient sunshine resources and sufficient support by government. To meet the increasing demand for electric power, the proportion of renewable energy supplying will reach 42% by 2025,” said Mr. Shuangquan He, the president of Suntech. “We are so glad to cooperate with Enerray S.p.A. and look forward to having deeper and strengthened collaboration with Enerray S.p.A in the future. In the past 18 years, we have achieved great progress in product technology and gained brand reputation in PV market. Suntech offers an industry-leading 12-year product warranty and a 25-year linear performance warranty which is reinsured by the world-leading reinsurance company – Munich Re. We could expand the global business chart together based on a long and stable good partnership. Suntech is adhering to its original intention and sparing no effort to light each corner of the world by using the solar energy.”

Apex International Energy Awards Contracts To Start Exploration Operations In Egypt

– Awards totaling USD 15 million made following a number of competitive tenders for 3D seismic acquisition services and long-lead well equipment.

Both exploration drilling and seismic acquisition operations expected to start in 4th quarter of 2018.

CAIRO and HOUSTON, May 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Apex International Energy (, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on Egypt, provides an update on their two exploration concessions in the Western Desert. The two concession agreements consist of 1.7 million acres encompassing the West Badr el Din (4,180 km 2) and South East Meleiha (2,535 km 2) concessions, located in the prolific Abu Gharadig Basin in Egypt’s Western Desert. As previously announced, Apex was awarded the two blocks as part of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) 2016 bid round with the Production Sharing Contracts signed on August 29, 2017.

Apex has awarded a contract to acquire 1,000 square kilometers of 3D seismic data in the Southeast Meleiha Concession to BGP International Egypt, LLC.  Additionally, recent tender awards have been made to Weir, Vallourec Oil and Gas France, Soconord S.A., and Tenaris Global Services S.A. for the purchase of wellheads, well casing and tubing to support the upcoming drilling program. This work is part of the bid commitment Apex made to invest a minimum of $27.4 million during the first exploration phase to perform detailed geological studies, acquire and process 3D seismic, and drill six exploratory wells.

“These contract awards represent an important step in building Apex into an upstream company of scale in Egypt,” said Roger Plank, Apex international Founder and CEO. “The exploration potential on our two concessions is considerable, and we are eager to start operations later this year. We started re-processing existing 3D seismic at West Badr el Din Concession in December 2017 to identify drillable prospects. At Southeast Meleiha Concession we will commence 3D seismic acquisition operations in the fourth quarter. We expect to begin drilling the first of six exploration wells before year end. We thank the Ministry of Petroleum and EGPC for their continued support and partnership in advancing our exploration program. Egypt is a very attractive place to explore and we look forward to working together to tap its considerable hydrocarbon potential.”

About Apex International Energy and its Funding Groups

Apex International Energy is a young independent oil and gas company formed to pursue upstream growth opportunities in Egypt and the greater Middle East and North Africa region. They are led by a team of seasoned industry veterans based in Cairo and Houston with broad expertise in growing profitable oil and gas operations in the MENA region.

Apex is backed by three primary equity investors, Warburg Pincus, the International Finance Corporation and the IFC Middle East and North Africa Fund, LP, the latter two of which are part of the World Bank Group. All have deep sector expertise in energy and substantial experience in the MENA region.


U.S. – Glenn Joyce

Cairo – Dalal Hanno