Soka Gakkai Joins with ITTO to Support Forest Restoration in Togo, West Africa

TOKYO, July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On July 1, 2020, Minoru Harada, President of the Soka Gakkai Buddhist organization, met with Dr. Gerhard Dieterle, Executive Director of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), for the signing of a memorandum to launch a reforestation project providing income opportunities for women’s groups in two rural areas of Togo.

A donation of 10 million yen (US$93,300) will be made for the initial one-year phase of the project, to be launched on September 1, addressing climate change, poverty and gender issues in Togo, where forests are being lost rapidly and poverty is increasing. The coronavirus pandemic has also caused people to return to rural villages, increasing the strain on forest resources.

Mr. Harada commented that the Soka Gakkai is glad to support this project that will bring real benefit to rural women and their families.

Togo’s forests are being lost due to farmland expansion, extreme weather events, and overuse of forests to provide household energy and housing. The Ministry for the Environment and Forest Resources (MERF) announced in 2018 that the rate of degradation of Togolese forests is one of the highest in the world.

Dr. Dieterle expressed his gratitude, saying, “Often people talk about protecting the forest without concern for people’s lives. This project will protect women’s rights, boost the rural economy and food security and restore degraded forest.”

The project will be carried out by the Togo NGO “African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests” (REFACOF), a local partner of ITTO, and it will support women’s groups in two of Togo’s poorest prefectures; Blitta and Lacs. In  Pagala-gare village of Blitta Prefecture, forest restoration and enrichment planting will take place, and in Lacs Prefecture, a community forest for fuelwood will be created on a plot made available by the chieftaincy of Agouegan village. In both villages, agroforestry trees will also be planted on family land.

Increasing women’s income will contribute to the realization of gender equality. Forest restoration mitigates the damage caused by climate change and strengthens community resilience.

This project is in line with Togo’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for climate change and Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the UNFCCC Paris Agreement of 2015. It will contribute to SDGs 1 (No Poverty), 5 (Gender Equality), 13 (Climate Action), and 15 (Life on Land).

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The Soka Gakkai is a global community-based Buddhist organization that promotes peace, culture and education centered on respect for the dignity of life. It promotes the SDGs, education for sustainability, and protection of the natural environment through projects and institutions including the Soka Institute for Environmental Studies and Research of the Amazon. The Soka Gakkai has 12 million members around the world, who contribute to society based on the humanistic philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism.


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RDIF and ChemRar Announce Increased Production of Avifavir for Treatment of Coronavirus and Begin Export Deliveries

  • RDIF and ChemRar have produced the first 100,000 courses of Avifavir
  • In June, Avifavir was delivered across Russia’s 35 regions
  • More than 50 countries have expressed interest in importing Avifavir

MOSCOW, July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, and ChemRar Group produced the first 100,000 courses of the Russian coronavirus drug Avifavir in June, significantly exceeding initially planned production levels of 60,000 courses.

In June, the drug was delivered across Russia’s 35 regions and to the Republic of Belarus. Agreement has also been reached for deliveries of Avifavir to the Republic of Kazakhstan in the near future. In total, more than 100,000 courses will be produced in July.

The joint venture established by RDIF and ChemRar Group provided an additional opportunity to increase production capacity threefold, up to 300,000 courses per month, which will satisfy domestic demand for Avifavir in the Russian Federation and enable the start of supplies to the international market.

On May 29, 2020, Avifavir received a registration certificate from Russia’s Ministry of Health and became the first Favipiravir-based drug in the world approved for the treatment of COVID-19. On June 3, 2020, the Ministry of Health included Avifavir in the latest seventh edition of the guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of new coronavirus infection COVID-19. Avifavir has proven effective in clinical trials, disrupting the reproduction mechanisms of coronavirus.

RDIF and ChemRar have seen significant demand for the drug from abroad. In particular, negotiations are underway on the supply of Avifavir to a number of Latin American countries. In addition, CIS countries, the Middle East and other global regions have expressed interest in acquiring Avifavir.

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, said:
“Avifavir is one of the world’s most effective coronavirus drugs and produces better results than its peers, including the US drug Remdesivir made by Gilead Sciences. Given the US authorities’ decision to purchase almost 100% of the manufactured Remdesivir in the coming months and the shortage of effective drugs on the global market, Russia is ready to help other countries in the fight against coronavirus and begin exports of Avifavir. The Russian drug is several times cheaper and its tablet form makes it easy to take allowing therapy at the early stages of coronavirus infection. More than 50 countries have already expressed an interest in the drug. RDIF and ChemRar intend to expand Avifavir’s production and widen its supply geographically over the coming months.”

Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is Russia’s sovereign wealth fund established in 2011 to make equity co-investments, primarily in Russia, alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. RDIF acts as a catalyst for direct investment in the Russian economy. RDIF’s management company is based in Moscow. Currently, RDIF has experience of the successful joint implementation of more than 80 projects with foreign partners totaling more than RUB1.9 tn and covering 95% of the regions of the Russian Federation. RDIF portfolio companies employ more than 800,000 people and generate revenues which equate to more than 6% of Russia’s GDP. RDIF has established joint strategic partnerships with leading international co-investors from more than 18 countries that total more than $40 bn. Further information can be found at

ChemRar Group unites R&D service and investment companies in the field of innovative pharmaceuticals for the development and commercialization of innovative medicines, diagnostics, preventive care and new treatments of life-threatening diseases in Russia and abroad. Further information can be found at


GCL SI Supports Floating Solar Power Plant in Persian Gulf

SUZHOU, China, July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Research by the IHS Markit’s Floating PV Report 2020 reveals recently that the floating solar power installations are set to jump by 143% from 2019 to hit more than 900 MW of annual capacity additions this year. GCL System Integration (GCL SI), is poised to lead this high growth segment by enhancing its presence in floating solar farm sector. Most recently the company has just announced its line of completely waterproof solar panels have been instrumental in the development of a floating solar power plant off the coast of Nurai Island in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Located near the luxury resort island of Nurai, local solar developer, Enerwhere has constructed the first floating solar power plant on seawater in the Middle East using GCL SI’s patented dual-glass solar modules. Aside from the solar panels, the ambitious project was made possible through using floating and mounting structures built by Sungrow.

Although the concept of floating solar is ideal for space saving, in practice, it is very challenging. GCL SI’s patented dual-glass modules are specifically designed for marine application and can withstand over 30 years of constant salt spray. In order to last decades, the modules need to be absolutely waterproof and resistant to the potential harsh weather conditions experienced in the open ocean. GCL SI dual-glass modules all passed rigorous IEC tests for harsh environment like salt mist, ammonia corrosion and sand blowing. As the evidence of GCL SI modules’ high quality performance and reliability especially when used in open water. Enerwhere’s choice of GCL SI produced solar modules is adding another milestone to the GCL’s existing portfolio including 4 floating solar projects around the world.

Spearheaded by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), the UAE is committed to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, a plan to transform Dubai into a global clean energy center by 2050 with 75% of electricity coming from clean energy including solar. To achieve this, the government intends to build a “solar lake” of floating solar panels in the Emirate.

The life-cycle of solar module is one of the key factors in ensuring the sustainability and profitability of PV projects. With durability as its priority, GCL has been pioneering the technologies to increase the lifespan of its solar modules, lowering the cost of per unit of electricity for investors.

شركة “كلاود 4 سي” العالمية الرائدة في تقديم الخدمات السحابية المُدارة تدشن عملياتها في كوريا الجنوبية

سيول، كوريا الجنوبية، 2 يوليو 2020 /PRNewswire/ — أعلنت شركة “كلاود 4سي” العالمية الرائدة في تقديم الخدمات السحابية المُدارة عن تدشين عملياتها في كوريا الجنوبية. تقدم “كلاود 4سي” مجموعة واسعة من الخدمات، منها خدمات الانتقال السحابي إلى مزودي الخدمات السحابية ذات القدرات التوسعية الضخمة (hyperscalers) والسحابة الهجينة والخدمات السحابية المُدارة وخدمات تحديث تكنولوجيا المعلومات وخدمات التعافي من الكوارث والخدمات الأمنية المُدارة وغيرها من الخدمات. ويستفيد من خدماتها ما يربو على 60 شركة من شركات قائمة “فورتشن 500” العالمية متعددة الجنسيات، وتتمتع بتواجد قوي داخل 25 دولة وفي 50 موقعًا. :

ستحقق الشركات التي تتطلع إلى الانطلاق نحو التحول الرقمي أو تحديث تكنولوجيا المعلومات داخل كوريا الجنوبية استفادة كبيرة من محفظة خدمات شركة “كلاود 4سي”. من المعروف أن “كلاود 4سي” هي شركة متُخصصة في تزويد الخدمات السحابية المُدارة ولديها شراكات استراتيجية رئيسة مع كل من شركة “SAP” وخدمات أمازون ويب (AWS) ومايكروسوفت أزور (Microsoft Azure) ومنصة جوجل السحابية (GCP)، فضلاً عن منصتها السحابية العامة التي توفرها. وقدمت الشركة مساعدتها إلى شركة “SAP” في تدشين خدمة SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud داخل 25 دولة، كما تقدم خدماتها للعلامات التجارية العالمية المشهورة.

وصرح سريدار بينابوريدي المؤسّس والرئيس التنفيذي لشركة “كلاود 4سي” قائلاً: “يسرنا تدشين عملياتنا في كوريا الجنوبية التي تأتي في المركز الثاني عشر ضمن قائمة أكبر الاقتصادات في العالم وتتمتع بموقع جغرافي فريد وتتبع سياسات صديقة للأعمال ذات إمكانات هائلة للنمو. ولدينا خطط لتمكين الشركات في كوريا الجنوبية عبر توفير مجموعة واسعة من الخدمات التي تسهم في تلبية الاحتياجات المهمة لهذه الشركات بتقديم عروض مختلفة مثل سحابة الخدمات المصرفية وسحابة خدمات SAP وخدمات الانتقال السحابي إلى مزودي الخدمات السحابية ذات القدرات التوسعية الضخمة والخدمات السحابية المُدارة. وأردف قائلاً: “تقدم شركتنا إلى كوريا الجنوبية تجربتها الواسعة المتمثلة في العمل مع 4000 مؤسسة في جميع أنحاء العالم من أجل مساعدة مديري المعلومات في الانطلاق نحو التحول الرقمي، وكذلك مساعدتهم على تحقيق أهدافهم التقنية والتجارية. كما نخطط للتعاون مع مديري المعلومات بكوريا الجنوبية لمساعدتهم على تعزيز الدور الذي يضطلعون به في تطوير استراتيجيات شركاتهم بمجال تكنولوجيا المعلومات وتأسيس قيادة رقمية لها.”

فضلاً عن ذلك، تخطط الشركة لإنشاء أكاديمية “كلاود 4سي” في كوريا الجنوبية بالتعاون مع الحكومة الكورية والمؤسسات الجامعية الرائدة لتكنولوجيا المعلومات سعيًا لتدريب المواهب المحلية ورعايتها وإمدادها بقدر مناسب من المعرفة بهذا المجال. وأضاف سريدار بينابوريدي قائلاً: “نهدف إلى تدريب الكوادر الشابة في كوريا الجنوبية وإعدادها لمستقبل مشرق في مجال الحوسبة السحابية في إطار مساعدة الشباب للحصول على وظيفة، وفي نهاية المطاف؛ توليهم أدوارًا قيادية في هذا المجال.”

تجدر الإشارة إلى أن الشركة قد عينت مؤخرًا السيد/بيتر سيو في منصب المدير الإقليمي ونائب رئيس الشركة، على أن يكون مقر عمله خارج مدينة سيول لقيادة الشركة وتوجيه مسارها نحو النمو.

ومن جانبه، صرح بيتر سيو قائلاً: “هدفنا هو أن نكون الشريك الأول لشركة (SAP) في المنطقة، وذلك من خلال الاستفادة من تحالفاتنا الحالية كمزود مميز لخدماتSAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. فلدينا الأساس -بصفتنا خبراء تزويد الخدمات المُدارة لمايكروسوفت أزور والشريك الاستشاري المتطور لخدمات أمازون ويب وشريك الخدمات المُدارة لكل من منصة جوجل السحابية وبنية أوراكل السحابية- لبناء نظام تعاوني يسعى لتقديم نتائج ممتازة للمؤسسات المُتطلعة إلى تحديث بيئات تكنولوجيا المعلومات الخاصة بها في كل من كوريا الجنوبية والصين واليابان.”

نُبذة عن شركة “كلاود 4سي”

شركة “كلاود 4سي” هي المزود الرائد للخدمات السحابية المُدارة على مستوى العالم، وتقدم خدماتها إلى 4000 عميل في 25 دولة و 50 موقعًا، منها 60 شركة من شركات قائمة “فورتشن 500” العالمية متعددة الجنسيات. تقدم الشركة الخدمات السحابية (العامة والخاصة والهجينة) والخدمات السحابية المجتمعية (الخدمات السحابية المصرفية وخدمات SAP Community Cloud) والانتقال السحابي إلى مقدمي الخدمات السحابية ذات القدرات التوسعية الضخمة مثل خدمات أمازون ويب ومايكروسوفت أزور وخدمات جوجل السحابية، فضلاً عن الخدمات السحابية المُدارة الشاملة وخدمات التعافي من الكوارث والخدمات الأمنية المُدارة.

تخطط الشركة للتوسع في تواجدها جغرافيًا داخل 80 دولة و160 موقعًا حول العالم في غضون فترة قوامها من 36 إلى 48 شهرًا.

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TUV Rheinland: Cyber risks for industrial plants underestimated

TUV Rheinland and Ponemon Institute publish worldwide study on the Cybersecurity of industrial plants. All information at

COLOGNE, Germany, July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cyberattacks can threaten the industrial facilities of companies even more than their IT systems. However, a holistic view of the security of industrial plants is often lacking. This is a key finding of a recent study on security in industrial companies by TUV Rheinland and the Ponemon Institute.

Operational Technology in the sights of the hackers

Operational Technology (OT) is the main target for cyberattacks on industrial plants. These are devices and systems that control or monitor industrial processes – such as motors, pumps or valves. “OT systems differ in function and technology from classic corporate IT. At the same time, successful cyberattacks on OT systems often cause particularly high levels of damage to the companies affected”, explains Petr Láhner, Executive Vice President of the Business Stream Industrial Service & Cybersecurity at TUV Rheinland. “We have therefore placed the Cybersecurity of Operational Technology at the center of our study, following on from the findings of the first study on this subject in 2019”.

Measures for IT and OT systems not coordinated

For the “2020 Study on the State of Industrial Security”, the independent market research company Ponemon Institute surveyed more than 2,200 cybersecurity experts worldwide from the automotive, health and pharmaceutical, logistics and transport, mechanical engineering, oil and gas and utility sectors. The Ponemon Institute, based in Traverse City, Michigan, is dedicated to independent research on information and privacy management in companies.

The following results show how much cyberattacks endanger OT systems:

  • More than half of the respondents (57 percent) say that their companies firmly expect attacks on OT systems.
  • Almost half (48 percent) are convinced that cyber threats pose a greater risk to OT systems than to the IT environment.
  • Almost two thirds (63 percent) of those surveyed stated that security measures for IT and OT systems are not coordinated in their companies.
  • For almost half of the respondents (47 percent), cyber threats to OT systems have increased over the past year. These include attacks such as phishing, social engineering and extortion software (“ransomware”).

“From our point of view, it is crucial that companies tailor their cybersecurity measures to the specific requirements in Operational Technology. For example, some control systems may have limited cybersecurity controls in place and could subsequently be vulnerable to cyber threats. To do this, companies have to assess their OT cyber risk and invest time and money for best effect. It is alarming that in the view of the experts surveyed, there are too few financial or professional resources available for OT security. In addition, a holistic view of the security of industrial plants is often still lacking. In an increasingly networked world, industrial plants are only really secure if both their IT and OT cybersecurity is addressed”, Láhner says.

The “Study 2020 on the state of industrial safety” is available for free download at

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in almost all areas of business and life. Founded almost 150 years ago, the company is one of the world’s leading testing service providers with more than 21,400 employees and annual revenues of 2.1 billion euros. TUV Rheinland’s highly qualified experts test technical systems and products around the world, support innovations in technology and business, train people in numerous professions and certify management systems according to international standards. In doing so, the independent experts generate trust in products as well as processes across global value-adding chains and the flow of commodities. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website:

Miami International Holdings Reports June 2020 Trading Results and New Volume and Market Share Records for MIAX Exchange Group

PRINCETON, New Jersey, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) today reported June 2020 trading results for its three fully electronic options exchanges – MIAX®, MIAX PEARL® and MIAX Emerald™ (together, the MIAX Exchange Group™). The MIAX Exchange Group collectively executed over 82 million equity option contracts in June for a combined average daily volume (ADV) of 3,728,639 contracts, representing a total U.S. equity options market share of 12.60%.

Trading Volume for MIAX Exchange Group,

Current Month

Year-to-Date Comparison
Equity Options Contracts June-20 June-19 % Chg May-20 % Chg June-20 June-19 % Chg
Trading Days 22 20 20 125 124
U.S. Equity Options Industry 651,089,358 340,857,459 91.0% 511,622,104 27.3% 3,249,054,726 2,148,799,987 51.2%
MIAX Exchange Group 82,030,056 32,754,753 150.4% 63,216,613 29.8% 381,278,555 212,825,972 79.2%
MIAX 32,868,021 12,704,769 158.7% 26,091,147 26.0% 149,342,588 87,339,800 71.0%
MIAX PEARL 34,463,389 17,626,201 95.5% 24,860,957 38.6% 156,844,352 115,404,883 35.9%
MIAX Emerald 14,698,646 2,423,783 506.4% 12,264,509 19.8% 75,091,615 10,081,289 644.9%
Equity Options ADV June-20 June-19 % Chg May-20 % Chg June-20 June-19 % Chg
U.S. Equity Options Industry 29,594,971 17,042,873 73.7% 25,581,105 15.7% 25,992,438 17,329,032 50.0%
MIAX Exchange Group 3,728,639 1,637,738 127.7% 3,160,831 18.0% 3,050,228 1,716,338 77.7%
MIAX 1,494,001 635,238 135.2% 1,304,557 14.5% 1,194,741 704,353 69.6%
MIAX PEARL 1,566,518 881,310 77.7% 1,243,048 26.0% 1,254,755 930,685 34.8%
MIAX Emerald 668,120 121,189 451.3% 613,225 9.0% 600,733 81,301 638.9%
Equity Option Market Share for MIAX Exchange Group,

Current Month

Year-to-Date Comparison
Equity Options Market Share June-20 June-19 % Chg May-20 % Chg June-20 June-19 % Chg
MIAX Exchange Group 12.60% 9.61% 31.1% 12.36% 2.0% 11.74% 9.90% 18.5%
MIAX 5.05% 3.73% 35.4% 5.10% -1.0% 4.60% 4.06% 13.1%
MIAX PEARL 5.29% 5.17% 2.4% 4.86% 8.9% 4.83% 5.37% -10.1%
MIAX Emerald 2.26% 0.71% 217.5% 2.40% -5.8% 2.31% 0.47% 392.6%

June 2020 records:  


  • New monthly record for contracts executed
    • 32,868,021 contracts


  • New monthly record for contracts executed
    • 34,463,389 contracts

MIAX Exchange Group

  • New monthly market share record
    • 12.60% market share
  • New daily record for contracts executed
    • 5,842,317 on June 11, 2020
  • New monthly record for contracts executed
    • 82,030,056 contracts

For further information regarding the MIAX Exchange Group, please visit or contact MIAX Trading Operations at

Corporate Communications Contact: Dominique Prunetti-Miller
(609) 897-1465

About MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group

Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) is the parent holding company of Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX PEARL®) and MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald™ and together with MIAX and MIAX PEARL, the MIAX Exchange Group™), three fully electronic options trading exchanges. MIH also owns a controlling interest in the Bermuda Stock Exchange.

MIAX, MIAX PEARL and MIAX Emerald leverage the MIAX Exchange Group’s industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with traditional pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX), maker-taker pricing and price-time allocation (MIAX PEARL) market structures, and a hybrid market structure with maker-taker pricing and pro rata allocation (MIAX Emerald).

MIAX Options serves as the exclusive exchange venue for cash-settled options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY).

The MIAX Exchange Group’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL.

To learn more about MIH and the MIAX Exchange Group visit

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  • شركة Boehringer Ingelheim من تركيا وهيئة الصحة بدبي يحصدون الجوائز الكبرى
  • سيتم تقديم الفائزين في احتفال افتراضي لأول مره يوم ٢٥ أغسطس

أعلنت جوائز ستيفي اليوم عن الفائزين بالجائزة الكبرى في جوائز ستيفي الشرق الأوسط السنويه الاولى. سيتم الاعلان عن الفائزين خلال احتفال افتراضي بتاريخ ٢٥ اغسطس وما زال التسجيل مستمرا لحضور الاحتفال الافتراضي للفائزين.

جوائز ستيفي الشرق الأوسط برعاية غرفه تجاره وصناعه راس الخيمه هي مسابقات لنيل جوائز عالمية متاحة للشركات والأفراد في ١٧دولة من منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا. ينصب تركيز جميع الفئات لهذه الجائزة على الإبتكار بجميع أشكاله وفي كل جانب من جوانب الحياة العملية والإنجازات المهنية.

هذا العام، تم تقديم أكثر من ٥٠٠ ترشيح للتحكيم من قبل أكثر من ٧٠ خبير مختص والذين قاموا بتحديد متوسط ​​تقييمات الفائزين بجوائز ستيفي الذهبية والفضية والبرونزية والتي تم الاعلان عنها في وقت سابق من هذا العام. للحصول على قائمة الفائزين بجوائز ستيفي الشرق الأوسط ٢٠٢۰، يمنكم زيارة موقعنا:

بالإضافة الى جوائز ستيفي الذهبية والفضية والبرونزية التي تم الإعلان عنها في فبراير، تم احتساب نقاط الفائزين بالجائزة الكبرى وهو عبارة عن مجموع تقييمات الفائزين وعددالجوائز الذهبية والفضية والبرونزية التي حصلوا عليها.

وعليه فقد فازت شركة Boehringer Ingelheim على الجائزة الكبرى ضمن جوائز ستيفي الشرق الأوسط بمجموع نقاط ٢٣،٥ وحصدت ستة جوائز ذهبية، وجائزتين فضيتين، وجائزة برونزية. وهي شركة عائلية من تركيا وواحدة من أكبر ٢٠ شركة في صناعة الأدوية.

و فاز ترشيح الكشف المبكر والتشخيص والعلاج من الربو الذي قدمته هيئة الصحة بدبي على الجائزة الذهبية للابتكار في مجال الطب. كما حصلت على أعلى متوسط إجمالي من المحكمين بين جميع الترشيحات المقدمة في جوائز ستيفي الشرق الأوسط ٢٠٢۰ وبالتالي على أعلى تصنيف في ترشيح العام.

كما حصدت هيئة الصحة بدبي أربع جوائز ذهبية وجائزة فضية من جوائز ستيفي وذلك عن مبادراتها في مجال الرعاية المنزلية الذكية والترخيص المهني في مجال الصحة الذكية، بالإضافة إلى مقاربتها الجديدة المبتكرة في مجال الكشف المبكر والتشخيص والعلاج من الربو والتسمم وإعاقات النمو في مرحلة الطفولة.

تتوفر معلومات كاملة عن الاحتفال الافتراضي على موقع الجائزة:

إذا كنت تمثل أي جهة اعلامية ومهتمًا بالمشاركة في حفل توزيع الجوائز الافتراضي لجوائز ستيفي الشرق الأوسط ٢٠٢۰ يوم ٢٥أغسطس الساعة ٢ مساءً بتوقيت غرينتش، يمكنك التواصل مع “مي حسن “عبر الايميلات التالية:

ACI Foundation Now Accepting Applications For The Middle East & North Africa Fellowship

FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The ACI Foundation announces that applications are now being accepted from students for its Middle East & North Africa Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year. The newly expanded and renamed fellowship is now open to graduate students currently attending an institution in Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordon, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, in addition to previously eligible students studying in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The winning student will receive $10,000 USD in educational support, full funding to attend three upcoming ACI Conventions, and more.

First offered in 2019, the ACI Middle East Fellowship was awarded in April 2019 to Nancy Kachouh, a PhD student and research assistant in the Civil Engineering Department at the United Arab Emirates University. The Fellowship was awarded in 2020 to Siham Al Shanti, a graduate student in the Civil Engineering Department at the United Arab Emirates University.

The ACI Foundation also offers scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a concrete-related degree or program. All international students meeting these requirements are eligible to apply for scholarships. Among other requirements, students must obtain two endorsements with one of the endorsements being from an ACI member. Each ACI Foundation scholarship includes:

  • An educational stipend of $5000 USD; and
  • Recognition in Concrete International and on the ACI Foundation’s website and social media.

The purpose of the ACI Foundation’s student fellowship and scholarship program is to identify, attract, and develop outstanding professionals for future careers in the concrete industry. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the ACI Foundation distributed more than $200,000 to twenty deserving students through the support of ACI, ACI chapters, generous donors, and industry partners. The ACI Foundation believes attracting students to the concrete industry provides both excellent career opportunities for students and helps to secure a bright future for the concrete industry. These fellowships and scholarships showcase the ACI Foundation’s goals of investing in people and the future of the industry.

The deadline for applications is November 2, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Additional application details are available at

The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration and is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation; the Strategic Development Council, committed to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry; the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies; and the Scholarship Council which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Webb
American Concrete Institute