Pompeo tours Middle East as more details of UAE-Israel peace deal emerge

Noble Horvath

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Sudan on Tuesday for the second leg of a multi-country tour of the Middle East and Africa, as the Trump administration intensifies efforts in the region to promote ties with Israel.

The trip comes after Israel and the UAE announced an agreement earlier this month to open diplomatic relations.

TRUMP ANNOUNCES ‘HISTORIC PEACE AGREEMENT’ BETWEEN ISRAEL, UAE

“I am hopeful that we will see other Arab nations join in this,” Pompeo said while in Israel.

On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz had his first official talk with his UAE counterpart. The two discussed security cooperation between their countries and other regional issues. This, after Pompeo met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and in a statement afterward slammed others for not supporting more pressure on Iranian leadership in Tehran.

Whether the trip can yield dividends with other nations remains

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CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services Announces Acquisition of Middle East/Northern African Based Clinart – Press Release

Noble Horvath

COVINGTON, Ky.–(Business Wire)–CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI), a global, privately held, full-service contract research organization (CRO) announces the acquisition of Clinart, a full-service CRO with nearly 20 years of experience and strong local expertise in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region.

Clinart provides an extensive array of services, from early to late-stage research as well as product support in accordance with global and regional requirements. Additionally, the Clinart footprint augments CTI’s current reach in the MENA region, with associates in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Oman, and United Arab Emirates, enabling CTI to better serve our customers and their global programs.

Alaa Assem, MD, former CEO of Clinart, is now Managing Director, MENA and will be integral to the success of the integration and the growth of CTI in the MENA region in the near and distant future.

“We are excited to have

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fairtrade Launches Virtual Agrofood & Plastprintpack Africa 2020

Noble Horvath

fairtrade, the Germany based organiser behind the leading agrofood & plastprintpack trade shows in Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Nigeria launch a new event called Virtual agrofood & plastprintpack Africa, taking place 19 to 22 October 2020.

The four-day digital event is to provide a platform for valuable business contacts between leading global manufacturers and top buyers from the African agrofood & plastprintpack industry. It offers an AI-backed matchmaking platform. Every exhibitor has his profile and logo and the picture of his stand rep as part of his virtual booth from which he can show corporate videos, showcase his products, talk to his visitors via instant video calls, live stream product demos and much more. For visitors, the event is free to attend.

In addition to the B2B meetings, the event offers conferences with inspiring speakers and relevant content, webinars, workshops, roundtables, live demos, panel sessions

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Hyundai to roll out brand new Creta model this year in the Middle East and Africa markets

Noble Horvath

Dubai: Hyundai Motor Company has today revealed plans to launch its all-new CRETA model in the GCC region with the SUV going on sale in September.

To be available in select markets across Middle East and Africa, the new-look and more powerful CRETA has undergone significant upgrades that will make journeys even smoother and safer than before as well as help consumers stay one step ahead on the road.

Going beyond a mere facelift, the second-generation CRETA will be longer and wider than its first predecessor with a modern and masculine look. Embodied with the ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ a new era of design for Hyundai, the popular car will also boast a number of new advanced features that can be seen from all sides of the car as well as the interior.

Bang Sun Jeong, Vice President, Head of Middle East & Africa Operation at Hyundai, said: “With the countdown now

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Airbnb launches Frontline Stays to provide medical staff with places to stay

Noble Horvath

By Travel Reporter Time of article publishedSep 1, 2020

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Airbnb and Ubuntu Beds launched a partnership to provide frontline medical staff with subsidised places to stay as they continue to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, as part of Airbnb’s Frontline Stays initiative.

As South Africa moves to Alert Level 2 and restrictions across the country ease, Airbnb will leverage the generosity of hosts across the region to help house heroic medical staff as they work tirelessly to keep South Africans safe. Airbnb will waive all fees for these stays.

Medical staff will be connected to places to stay on Airbnb via Ubuntu Beds, an initiative that connects frontline workers in need of a place to stay to hospitality accommodation. The initiative has already helped connect more than 750 critical workers to over 13 000 nights in accommodations across South Africa.

Velma Corcoran, Airbnb Regional

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Middle East & Africa Marine Coatings Market Size to Exceed USD 19 Billion by 2024

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Sep 18, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The market analysis on Middle East & Africa Marine Coatings Market provides a holistic view on the overall industry along with laying significant focus on crucial details pertaining to its foothold in the global economy and its applications across multiple end-user industries and sectors.

According to the given report, the MEA marine coatings industry size exceeded USD 12 billion in 2017 and is growing at a CAGR of over 7% from 2019 to 2024. Besides, the study also includes information on the current market scenario, developing technologies, widely spread competitive landscape, future growth prospects, tactics undertaken by market rivals, and vivid market segmentations.

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The research report also lays emphasis on the fundamental factors that are propelling the market growth over the

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Impact Of COVID-19 On Cloud POS Market 2020 Industry Challenges, Business Overview And Forecast Research Study 2026

Noble Horvath

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Sep 17, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Detailed Analysis Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread Covers in the Final Report

The global Cloud POS market report is a comprehensive research that focuses on the overall consumption structure, development trends, sales models and sales of top countries in the global Cloud POS market. The report focuses on well-known providers in the global Cloud POS industry, market segments, competition, and the macro environment.

Under COVID-19 Outbreak, how the Cloud POS Industry will develop is also analyzed in detail in Chapter 1.7 of the report., In Chapter 2.4, we analyzed industry trends in the context of COVID-19., In Chapter 3.5, we analyzed the impact of COVID-19 on the product industry chain based on the upstream and downstream markets., In Chapters 6 to 10 of the report, we analyze the impact

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Intrepid Travel Launches Retreats for Families

Noble Horvath

Like other travel companies, Intrepid Travel has seen months of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders result in intense demand for trip bookings.



an island in the middle of a body of water: Photo of a Stretch of Coast in Cornwall with a Sandy Beach at the foot of high cliffs. (Photo via AlbertPego / iStock / Getty Images Plus)


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Photo of a Stretch of Coast in Cornwall with a Sandy Beach at the foot of high cliffs. (Photo via AlbertPego / iStock / Getty Images Plus)

The tour operator has noticed one trend, in particular—an unprecedented demand for family travel tours. As a result, the company has launched new retreat-style tours geared toward the demographic, with safety and quality as top priorities.

Intrepid has found that a quarter of the top 25 itineraries booked by its customers globally over the past three months have been family-themed tours, most of which are in Africa and Asia. During the same time last year, just 12 percent of its top itineraries were for family travel.

Currently, the top trips are the South Africa

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An MBA Program Built Around Global Travel Evolves In The Covid Era

Noble Horvath

Notre Dame Mendoza Business on the Frontlines students visit Aldeia Martu, an indigenous community in the Amazon River Basin. This year’s BOTFL course, and its sister course Frontlines In America, are campus-bound because of coronavirus-related restrictions in international travel. Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame

MBA classes aren’t remote everywhere in the United States. At the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, “We’re trying to hold the line, fight the good fight,” says Viva Bartkus, associate professor of management. That means in-person instruction wherever possible.

But coronavirus isn’t being ignored — it can’t be, because it has changed the nature of one of the most important programs in the Mendoza MBA.

Since Martijn Cremers became dean in 2019, the school has expanded its Business on the Frontlines program to become integral to the full-time MBA, working to fulfill Cremers’ vision of a degree that makes experiential learning

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Key Automation Trends to Watch for in the Middle East and Africa Industrial Automation Market in 2020

Noble Horvath

Dublin, Aug. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Middle East and Africa Industrial Automation Market Outlook, 2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This outlook study provides information on the key trends and predictions for the automation market in the Middle East and Africa in 2020, analysing developments across end-user industries. Demand for automation solutions in this region experienced a steady growth in 2019, aided by the moderate investment climate. The automation market across the region is set for a paradigm shift due to digitalisation initiatives by end-user industries. Focus on portfolio consolidation through mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and partnerships will gain prominence in 2020.

This study analyses the effect of such changes on the market in detail, along with other trends that are expected to transpire over the upcoming year as organisations set to prepare for the future. Digital Transformation is reshaping the industrial market and creating new

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