Mark Simon nomeado Vice-Presidente de Operações e Manufatura da Unidade Funcional de Bombas do Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group da Nikkiso

TEMECULA, Califórnia, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — O Clean Energy & Industrial Gases Group (“Grupo”) da Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries, parte do grupo de empresas da Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japão), tem o prazer de anunciar a nomeação de Mark Simon para Vice-Presidente de Operações e Manufatura da Unidade Funcional de Bombas.

Mark tem vasta experiência com operações e global, mais recentemente com a Ebara em Reno nos últimos nove anos, em liderança como Vice-Presidente de Operações/Gerente Geral da divisão de Criodinâmica. Seu extenso currículo inclui uma BS em Gestão de Empresas, Certificação Lean/Six Sigma Greenbelt e certificação ISO/QS 9000.

Nesta função, Mark irá liderar as operações globais da Unidade de Bombas Criogênicas visando alinhar e ajustar as divisões do Grupo em termos de crescimento, padrão de qualidade, segurança e relatórios. Ele irá desenvolver e implementar a estratégia global de manufatura e o sistema de gestão de excelência operacional.

“O impressionante histórico e experiência de Mark na indústria de máquinas industriais e energia serão de grande benefício para a NCEIG Pumps Unit como novo membro da nossa Equipe de Liderança Sênior”, disse Daryl Lamy, Presidente da Unidade de Bombas Criogênicas.

Mark estará baseado em Reno, Nevada, e visitará constantemente as instalações de bombas do Grupo dentro e fora do país. Com esta adição, a Nikkiso dá continuidade ao seu compromisso de ser uma presença global e local para seus clientes.

SOBRE A CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
A Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (agora parte da Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) fabrica e presta serviços para equipamentos de processamento de gás criogênico projetados (bombas, turboexpansores, trocadores de calor, etc.) e plantas de processo para Gases Industriais, Liquefação de Gás Natural (GNL), Liquefação de Hidrogênio (LH2) e Ciclo Rankine Orgânico para Recuperação de Calor de Resíduos. Fundada há mais de 50 anos, a Cryogenic Industries é a empresa controladora da ACD, Nikkiso Cryo, Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, Cosmodyne e Cryoquip, e de um grupo comumente controlado de aproximadamente 20 entidades operacionais.

Para mais informação, visite www.nikkisoCEIG.com e www.nikkiso.com.

CONTATO COM A MÍDIA:
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

Mark Simon nommé vice-président des opérations et de la fabrication pour l’unité fonctionnelle des pompes du groupe Nikkiso Clean Energy and Industrial Gases

TEMECULA, Californie, 10 juin 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Le groupe Clean Energy & Industrial Gases (le « Groupe ») de Nikkiso Cryogenic Industries, qui fait partie du groupe de sociétés Nikkiso Co., Ltd (Japon), est heureux d’annoncer que Mark Simon a été nommé vice-président des opérations et de la fabrication pour l’unité fonctionnelle des pompes.

Mark possède une expérience mondiale et des opérations importante, plus récemment avec Ebara à Reno au cours des neuf dernières années, assurant la direction en tant que vice-président des opérations/directeur général pour la division Cryodynamics. Sa formation approfondie et ses certifications comprennent un BS en gestion d’entreprise, la certification Greenbelt Lean/Six Sigma et la certification ISO/QS 9000.

À ce poste, Mark dirigera les opérations mondiales de l’unité commerciale des pompes cryogéniques et travaillera à l’alignement et à l’ajustement des sites du groupe pour la croissance, les normes de qualité, la sécurité et les rapports. Il développera et mettra en œuvre la stratégie de fabrication mondiale et le système de gestion de l’excellence opérationnelle.

« L’ancienneté et l’expérience impressionnante de Mark dans l’industrie des machines industrielles et de l’énergie seront d’un grand avantage pour l’unité des pompes NCEIG et il servira en tant que nouveau membre de notre équipe de direction », selon Daryl Lamy, président de l’unité des pompes cryogéniques.

Mark sera basé à Reno, dans le Nevada, et effectuera de nombreux déplacements sur les sites de pompage nationaux et mondiaux du groupe. Avec cette nomination, Nikkiso poursuit son engagement d’avoir une présence à la fois locale et mondiale pour ses clients.

À PROPOS DE CRYOGENIC INDUSTRIES
Cryogenic Industries, Inc. (aujourd’hui membre de Nikkiso Co., Ltd.) et ses entreprises membres fabriquent et entretiennent des équipements de traitement du gaz cryogénique (pompes, turbodétendeurs, échangeurs thermiques, etc.), et des usines de traitement pour les gaz industriels, la liquéfaction du gaz naturel (GNL), la liquéfaction de l’hydrogène (LH2) et le cycle organique de Rankine pour la récupération de la chaleur des déchets. Fondée il y a plus de 50 ans, Cryogenic Industries est la société-mère d’ACD, de Nikkiso Cryo, de Nikkiso Integrated Cryogenic Solutions, de Cosmodyne et de Cryoquip, et d’un groupe administré en commun comptant une vingtaine d’entités opérationnelles.

Pour tout complément d’information, veuillez consulter les sites www.nikkisoCEIG.com et www.nikkiso.com.

Contact auprès des médias :
Anna Quigley
+1.951.383.3314
aquigley@cryoind.com

La Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre devient le premier site en Afrique à déployer le système de thérapie Ethos de Varian pour le traitement adaptatif du cancer

Le système innovant de Varian intègre l’intelligence artificielle pour administrer efficacement des traitements personnalisés qui s’adaptent aux changements de l’anatomie du patient

DUBAÏ, Émirats Arabes Unis, 10 juin 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Faisant progresser le traitement des patients atteints de cancer au Maroc, la Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre a acquis et installé le système de thérapie Ethos™ – le premier de ce type en Afrique – de Varian, une société du groupe Siemens Healthineers. La thérapie Ethos, qui est uniquement fondée sur l’intelligence artificielle (IA), fournit aux patients atteints de cancer un traitement de radiothérapie personnalisé et adaptatif dans un créneau horaire typique de 15 à 30 minutes.

The Clinique d'Oncologie 16 Novembre clinical team with their new Ethos™ therapy system.

La thérapie adaptative personnalise le traitement du patient en fonction des changements tumoraux et anatomiques qui se produisent sur plusieurs semaines de traitement. L’objectif est de mieux cibler la tumeur, de réduire les doses reçues par les tissus sains et d’améliorer les résultats globaux.

« Nous sommes fiers d’être le premier centre de cancérologie en Afrique à proposer la thérapie Ethos », a déclaré le Dr Mounir Bachouchi, oncologue médical et directeur général de la Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre. « La thérapie adaptative présente de très nombreux avantages tant pour le patient que pour le clinicien, et le système Ethos de Varian est à la pointe de cette technologie, permettant à notre équipe clinique d’adapter chaque traitement aux changements de l’anatomie d’un patient au jour le jour, améliorant potentiellement les résultats globaux. »

« Chaque patient mérite d’avoir accès aux soins anticancéreux les meilleurs et les plus personnalisés », a déclaré José-Manuel Valentim, directeur des opérations en Afrique chez Varian. « La Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre est un centre de cancérologie très avant-gardiste qui s’attache à offrir des soins de pointe contre le cancer avec les technologies les plus avancées disponibles. »

En fournissant une vue actualisée de l’anatomie du patient – et en permettant d’utiliser ces informations pour adapter le traitement, la thérapie Ethos donne aux cliniciens la confiance nécessaire pour prendre des décisions de traitement plus éclairées. La solution s’appuie sur la toute dernière technologie d’administration des traitements de Varian et permet une imagerie et une administration des traitements rapides sans compromettre la qualité.

« La thérapie adaptative est l’avenir de la radiothérapie personnalisée, et nous sommes ravis que ce centre joue un rôle de premier plan en proposant Ethos aux patients marocains atteints de cancer », a ajouté M. Valentim. « C’est un grand tournant pour les soins contre le cancer en Afrique du Nord. »

À propos de Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre 

La Clinique d’Oncologie 16 Novembre a été créée à Rabat, au Maroc, afin d’offrir une prise en charge multidisciplinaire intégrée et complète des patients atteints de cancer, allant du dépistage aux traitements les plus innovants, avec un soutien total au patient et des soins d’accompagnement. Elle offre des soins personnalisés, mettant l’accent sur une approche humaine de l’oncologie, où les relations étroites entre les patients et les professionnels de la santé sont une composante essentielle des soins.

À propos de Varian 

Chez Varian, une entreprise de Siemens Healthineers, nous envisageons un monde sans peur du cancer. Depuis plus de 70 ans, nous développons, construisons et fournissons des technologies et des solutions innovantes pour le traitement du cancer à nos partenaires cliniques du monde entier, afin de les aider à traiter des millions de patients chaque année. Grâce à une approche intelligente des soins contre le cancer, nous exploitons des technologies avancées telles que l’intelligence artificielle, l’apprentissage automatique et l’analyse des données pour améliorer le traitement du cancer et élargir l’accès aux soins. Nos 11 000 employés, répartis sur 70 sites, placent le patient et nos partenaires cliniques au centre de leur réflexion, ce qui nous permet de remporter de nouvelles victoires dans le domaine des soins contre le cancer. Parce que, pour les patients atteints de cancer partout dans le monde, leur combat est le nôtre. Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur http://www.varian.com et suivez @VarianMedSys on Twitter.

Contact pour les médias 

Meryl Ginsberg
Communications d’entreprise
publicrelations@varian.com

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Migrant, Refugee Deaths Increasing on Dangerous Mediterranean Sea Crossing

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency says fatalities are rising along the Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe, even as fewer migrants and refugees are making the dangerous journey.

Migration reached a peak in 2015, when more than a million refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean to Europe. That number declined to 123,300 in 2021. However, the U.N. refugee agency says more than 3,200 died or went missing at sea last year, an increase of nearly 1,000 over recorded fatalities in 2018.

In addition to the rising death toll at sea, UNHCR spokeswoman Shabia Mantoo says even greater numbers may have died or gone missing along land routes through the Sahara Desert and remote border areas.

She says deaths and abuses most commonly occur in and through the countries of origin and transit, including Eritrea, Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Libya.

“UNHCR has continuously been warning of the horrific experiences and dangers faced by refugees and migrants who resort to these journeys,” said Mantoo. “Many among them are individuals who are fleeing conflict, violence, and persecution. The data visualization focuses specifically on the route from the East and Horn of Africa to the Central Mediterranean Sea.”

Mantoo says refugees and migrants have few options but to rely on smugglers. She says they are exposed to a high risk of abuse from smugglers, whether they take the land route across the Sahara Desert or cross the sea from Libya and Tunisia toward Italy or Malta.

“In many cases, those who survive the journey through the Sahara and attempt the sea crossings are often abandoned by their smugglers, while some of those leaving Libya are intercepted and returned to the country, where they are subsequently detained,” said Mantoo. “Each year, thousands perish or go missing at sea without a trace.”

The UNHCR is urging greater action to prevent deaths, provide alternatives to the dangerous journeys and prevent people from becoming victims of traffickers. It is calling for increased humanitarian assistance and solutions for people in need of international protection.

Source: Voice of America

Prolonged La Niña Likely to Worsen Drought in Horn of Africa

GENEVA — Meteorologists predict the La Niña weather phenomenon is likely to persist into next year, prolonging devastating drought conditions in the Horn of Africa.

The World Meteorological Organization says La Niña, which started in 2020, will continue until at least August and might persist into 2023. La Niña refers to the large-scale cooling of ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean.

WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis said La Nina affects temperature and rainfall patterns in different parts of the world and exacerbates drought and flooding.

“So, the ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa and southern South America bear all the hallmarks of La Niña, as does the above average rainfall in South-East Asia and Australasia, as well as the predictions for an above average hurricane season in the Atlantic,” she said.

The WMO said all naturally occurring climate events, such as La Niña, now take place in the context of human-induced climate change. Though La Niña has a cooling influence, temperatures are continuing to rise due to global warming.

That could spell bad news for the Horn of Africa, where millions of people are suffering from acute hunger due to four consecutive years of failed rains. Nullis noted the hoped-for rains once again have failed to come during the March to May rainy season in Somalia, parts of Kenya, and Ethiopia.

“And now there is a real risk that the October to December rainy season could fail,” she said. “So, should these forecasts materialize, then obviously the humanitarian situation will become even more acute.”

Last month, 14 meteorological and humanitarian agencies issued a joint alert. They warned that the extreme, widespread drought affecting Somalia, and parts of Kenya and Ethiopia could lead to mass starvation.

Source: Voice of America

IOM Pledges to Continue Support to Government of Ethiopia

State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Ambassador Birtukan Ayano, had a meeting with the Acting Chief of Mission and Head of Special Liaison Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Addis Ababa, Jian Zhao.

On the occasion, Ambassador Birtukan appreciated the IOM for working closely with the government of Ethiopia in repatriating Ethiopian migrants, providing them with post-arrival assistance to the returnees, and enabling their return home in safety and dignity.

In addition to the ongoing operation in repatriating hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians from Saudi Arabia, the State Minister said the Government of Ethiopia has charted out plans to repatriate more than 12,000 from other Middle Eastern and African countries.

In connection with that Ambassador Birtukan requested the IOM to extend its usual support to the government of Ethiopia in the repatriation process and upon their arrival in Ethiopia.

Reiterating the IOM’s support in providing returnees with food, temporary accommodation, medical assistance, counseling and other services, aside from repatriation, Jian Zhao pledged to continue supporting the efforts of the Ethiopian government.

The two sides concluded their meeting pledging to work closely in the repatriation and rehabilitation of Ethiopian migrants.

Source: Ethiopia News Agency

Ethiopia & Arab Countries Have Immense Opportunities to Enhance Cooperation

A number of important factors and determinants explain the comprehensive relations that have existed between Ethiopia and the Arab countries which predominantly comprise the Middle East Arab countries, the Magreb Arab countries of Africa and the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

The age old relations between Ethiopia and the Arab countries which kicked off at the First Hegira may be explained from the perspectives of common historical intersection points, geographical proximity, geopolitical and geostrategic relations, trade and economic relations, cultural and people to people relations, religious interactions and exchange of cultural assets that have developed through the prisms of the multi-faceted relations.

Historical relations between Ethiopia and the Arab world date back to 615 A.D. when followers of Prophet Mohammad flee to Aksum upon his advice. King Al-Najashi has received the migrants and they were settled in Negash, a village in the present-day Tigray region. This marked the beginning of religious ties between Ethiopia and the Arab world. It is to be recalled that the Ethiopian Bilal was the first person to declare Muzzin, a call for prayer and that Umma Aymen, the Ethiopian women was the first chief nurse of the Prophet Mohammed. However, these remarkable historical and religious ties between Ethiopia and the Arab world were not used to further mutual benefits for a long time.

Ethiopia is a country with long historical, religious, and economic ties with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries and peoples which constitute the vast majority of the Arab countries. The GCC is a regional organization, which consists of six oil-producing Gulf countries, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was established in 1981 to enhance cooperation among the member countries and their peoples and establish similar systems in economic, financial, education, technology, legislation, administration, and other fields.

Ethiopia’s relationship with the Gulf starts before the seventh century A.D. from long-distance trade relations, but primarily the rise of Islam laid the foundation for the relationship. Ethiopia established formal diplomatic relations with all the GCC member states. However, this long-standing bond has not developed as much as it should have into strong economic and political ties and mutual benefits.

Nevertheless, following the political transition in Ethiopia in 2018, the situation has begun to change significantly and Ethiopia’s relations with the GCC countries have further improved. As discussed below in detail, the Ethiopian government has shown its interest to work closely and cooperate with the Gulf countries in the last three years. Ethiopia and the Gulf countries signed several agreements to improve their overall relationship.

According to Bekele Jemalu Jember, ( 2021) the GCC countries, their relations with Ethiopia are important because: 1) Ethiopia is one of the fast-growing economies and the second most populous countries in Africa, which makes the country a potential consumer market for the GCC countries’ oil and other export commodities. 2) Ethiopia is an influential country in the Horn of Africa. It is the seat of the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The GGC countries’ strong relations with Ethiopia would help them to achieve their interests in the sub-region and the broader Africa. 3) The GCC countries are entirely dependent on imported food. To ensure their food security, they need to expand investment in Agriculture abroad. As Ethiopia is conducive to agricultural investment, they have the potential to establish close relations with Addis Ababa in order to fulfill their food demand.

The oil-rich GCC countries have strong economic power with vast potential for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). These countries are working to minimize their oil dependence by diversifying their economy. Ethiopia, on the other hand, has offered investment opportunities in agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors for GCC countries which are compatible with the latter’s goals of diversifying their economy.

To encourage and create favorable conditions for investors, and to mitigate their susceptibility to the challenges that can be encountered in a new and unfamiliar system, Ethiopia has signed bilateral investment treaties with some of these nations. The treaties have recognized reciprocal protection of investments between the signing parties.

In general, the trade relations between the two sides and the flow of the Gulf investment have been growing since recently particularly, in the last three years, the GCC countries’ economic engagements with Ethiopia have shown significant improvements. However, as compared to the huge economic potentials of Ethiopia and the massive capital and demand for agricultural products of the GCC countries, there is still a huge imbalance.

The current global food crisis across the world triggered by the Russo- Ukraine war can be averted if the Arab countries, particularly the GCC countries engage in huge investment in Ethiopia. This would result in mutual benefit and will also promote friendly relations between Ethiopia and the Arab world.

Source: Ethiopia News Agency