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Huawei Announces New ICT Skill Competition

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Huawei has announced the launch of its Middle East ICT Skill Competition 2017. Aimed at universities and students, the program seeks to unearth and nurture the region’s finest ICT talent. In line with Huawei’s mandate to support governments’ digitization strategies, national visions and plans for growth of critical industries, the competition will foster development for the next generation responsible for driving the digital transformation. Ten countries in the region are expected to participate, with registration open till October 10.

In the Middle East, the competition is a critical initiative for enhancing the quality of future ICT professionals, a key pillar in national agendas of building knowledge-based economies. The competition increases national ICT competitiveness, supporting local communities across the Middle East. The generation of students involved is expected to lead the Middle East’s ICT industry into the future by embracing the digital transformation. The ICT Skill Competition is specifically designed to prepare this generation for such a responsibility.

Charles Yang – President of Huawei Middle East.

Close to 80 of the region’s best universities have registered for the competition. The top 13 most skilled teams will be selected to travel  to Huawei’s home in Shenzhen, China, where the final stage of the competition will take place between 11 and 15 December. This will be the last step in an arduous journey—competitors registered at the event starting from June, and those who make it to the final stage will already have passed through two rounds of highly selective examinations at the local and national level. In the past, the competition has attracted top talent globally, with competitors hailing from countries ranging from the Netherlands to Malaysia to Pakistan.

Not only will the winners of the competition receive certificates, trophies, and prizes, they will also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to China and gain insider access to a top global ICT company. Huawei will grant the winners an exclusive fully paid trip to the company’s international headquarters in Shenzhen and the chance to meet with the brand’s leadership. They will gain unrivaled exposure to Huawei’s expertise in telecommunications, enterprise, and consumer business, not to mention a priceless cultural experience and knowledge exchange.

The competition is part of Huawei’s longstanding effort to have a positive impact on the community in the Middle East. Huawei has already implemented a Seeds for the Future program to offer training and internships to promising students across the region. The ITC Skill Competition offers students additional opportunities to gain valuable experience in the industry. Participants will work in a real laboratory, and tackle some of the industry’s most complex challenges. The competition material is based on advanced IP and IT material, and tests competitors on their knowledge of cloud computing, switching, routing, and network security. It is a unique opportunity for students to test their abilities in ICT’s most cutting edge fields.

The ICT Skill Competition works in partnership with local government authorities to ensure Huawei is doing all it can, together with leading universities, to nurture local ICT talent, in order to support and grow the future leaders of the industry. As one of the world’s leading innovators, the promotion of innovation and creativity among ICT students is essential to Huawei.

“Knowledge transfer and nurturing future ICT talent has always been a core pillar of the Huawei way, and we are thrilled to be able to launch the ICT Skill Competition for that exact reason. The future of ICT progress lays in the hands of our students, and by developing platforms and programs that allow them to grow and mature into experts, we can better equip the next generation of technology leaders,” said Charles Yang, Huawei ME President.

“We are committed to supporting governments in the region as they work towards achieving their national targets. We do this by fostering lasting relationships with all levels of society, from business leaders to students. The ICT Skill Competition allows us to work closely with the future champions of industry, using the Huawei way to grow a generation that will drive the digital transformation forward,” Charles added.

In addition to awarding the top $30,000 cash prize to the most outstanding team, the next two teams will claim second place and three teams will be awarded third place. The next seven teams will receive Excellence Prizes, while 6 tutors and 5 academies will also be recognized with the Excellent Tutor and Best Academy Prizes.

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Oneroad Automotive Launches Hongqi Club Dubai

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Oneroad Automotive has launched Hongqi Club, furnishing an exceptional avenue for its members to connect, interact and celebrate the trust and love they have for the luxury Chinese car brand Hongqi. The mega event at the spectacular Meydan Racecourse saw Hongqi car owners and enthusiasts in the UAE who share the same spirit and philosophy congregate to welcome the sights, sounds, and glamour of the luxury of motoring.

The programme was complemented by various prestigious on and off-track events, including an organized parade of Hongqi cars and horses and other transfixing live entertainments like the UAE traditional dance show. Owing to its strategic significance for Hongqi’s overseas development Oneroad Automotive launched the first Hongqi H9 in Dubai in 2018. Since 2021, they have had a huge showroom on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

Speaking about the newly launched Hongqi club, Elvin Xie, the General Manager, Oneroad Automotive, said, “There is nothing quite interesting and fruitful like being with people who share the same interests, and it’s not only about spending time with like-minded people which of course makes us joyful but also an opportunity to gathering resources as there will be endless chances to exchange helpful ideas about their experiences with the vehicle, The Hongqi club will be a great platform to express one’s love for the Hongqi vehicles and connect with fellow automotive enthusiasts, both on road either off-road. This club will have the best opportunity and each other’s best interests at heart to work together, offering endless opportunities to the members. It’s all about connecting, collaborating, and participating, and it will definitely give one a sense of community belongs to.”

The event featured the magnificent cavalcade of Hongqi cars, with elegant and bespoke designs, high-grade specifications, parading different models like their full-size electric SUV EHS9, H9, H7, HS5, H5, and EQM5. The dynamic display was the centerpiece of activities at the Meydan, highlighting the brand’s pioneering technology, relentless spirit, fantastic engineering, and a variety of intelligent ecological identification systems.

Offering members the highest standard of safety on the roads, the perks for the club members include an exclusive discount on the second purchase of Hongqi car and receiving additional free services. The club’s dedication to delivering driving thrills will be highlighted by a range of other gatherings throughout the year.

Continuing its innovative and environment-friendly way of development, Hongqi strives to enrichen its relationship with clients at each step. With a huge array of prestigious and productive programmes in the pipeline, the club is already well underway in curating an impressive and growing members’ list.

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Lenovo Launches New Yoga PCs

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Lenovo has launched its next generation of premium, ultra-slim Windows 11 Yoga laptops. Speaking at the launch event, General Manager for Lenovo GULF, Mohammed Hilili said, “We’ve designed and engineered the new Yoga PCs with smarter features and an even more premium user experience to help people pursue their ambitions, relax, and get things done in their own way. Our inspiration behind the new lineup was driven by the hybrid life becoming the norm and our consumers demanding more of their devices to suit their needs. Our goal is to deliver devices that truly empower our users to consume, create, and collaborate on their own terms. This launch also gave us a unique opportunity to collaborate with local UAE talent to showcase the true capabilities of the lineup.”

The new Yoga line offers refreshes of the 14-inch and 16-inch Yoga Slim 7 Pro (known as Lenovo Slim 7 in the U.S.), the Yoga Slim 7i Pro (known as the Lenovo Slim 7i in the U.S.), and the Yoga 7. To meet the needs of the new hybrid home office, Lenovo has also announced today the new Yoga AIO 7, a new 4K 27-inch desktop PC that features an ergonomic hinge for endless adaptability, collaboration across multiple devices, and modern engineering for the contemporary home.

Made to merge unbelievable portability and versatility with more power, Lenovo’s Yoga 2-in-1 convertible laptops were pioneers in opening possibilities for users to flip and fold from work to play. The Yoga sub-brand has since expanded to encompass even more premium consumer devices that now span multiple form factors, including ultra-slim clamshell laptops, desktop computers, Chromebooks, and tablets.

In today’s new hybrid environment, the new generation of Yoga devices is designed to help people thrive against new challenges and opportunities in the way they connect, consume, create, and collaborate from the home, school, office, and beyond – giving users the tools to do more and the freedom to be themselves. Lenovo’s new Yoga Slim line exemplifies the pinnacle of this performance and portability – defined by its refined craftsmanship, premium experiences, and bold innovation. These ultra-slim laptops integrate a comfortable edge design with humanizing soft contours for easier and more comfortable mobility and handling.

They’re also crafted for premium experiences, powered by Lenovo’s X Power, a newly defined set of features committed to better-upgraded performance. To add, they’re enhanced by Lenovo’s show-stopping PureSight displays that set a new standard of premium features for a sharper, faster, more realistic, Eyesafe-certified visual experience. The Yoga Slim line stands for premium, portable performance – empowering users to adapt to hybrid living through smarter performance, sensing, security, and recognition capabilities – all made possible by the Lenovo A.I. Engine+.

This A.I. engine’s smart performance can anticipate the user’s power or battery needs based on what they’re doing, while Lenovo Intelligent Sense and Integrated Security – also part of Lenovo A.I. Engine+ – help keep work and play on the Yoga seamless and safer. Consumers can also attach Lenovo’s latest advanced support offering Premium Care Plus for an elevated service experience. This includes personalized hardware and software support from a global network of elite technicians along with accidental damage protection, sealed battery warranty, smart PC performance solutions, and data migration assistance – adding a level of protection and care to keep users productive even when the unexpected occurs.

For those who would like to help the environment, Lenovo’s CO2 Offset Service is a simple way of offsetting carbon emissions, allowing consumers to support one of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) projects.

  • The Lenovo Yoga Slim 9 will start from AED 7299
  • The Lenovo Yoga 9 will start from AED 7099
  • The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro X will start from AED 6299
  • The Lenovo Yoga 7 will start from AED 5299
  • The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Carbon will start from AED 4899
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NBA Megastar Stephen Curry Coming to PGA TOUR 2K23

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PGA TOUR 2K23 cranks up the star power with the introduction of Stephen Curry as a playable golfer. The four-time NBA Champion, 2022 Finals MVP, and eight-time All-Star, widely considered the greatest shooter in NBA history, has earned no shortage of accolades on the court. When he’s not sinking deep threes, he’s sinking putts on the golf course, is an avid golf fan, and welcome addition to the PGA TOUR 2K23 roster. Stephen Curry will be available to all players as a free download at launch and decked out in a distinctive Under Armour Curry Iso-Chill Golf adjustable cap, Charged Curry SL shoes, Curry Polar polo shirt, and Curry Limitless shorts.

But Curry isn’t alone in stepping off the hardwood and onto the dance floor. Basketball legend Michael Jordan will also be playable at launch for players who pre-order PGA TOUR 2K23 Standard Edition or purchase the Deluxe Edition or Tiger Woods Edition. Jordan is included in the Michael Jordan Bonus Pack**. Players can tee up a head-to-head competition between the two basketball greats in Exhibition play locally or online*** to determine which hoops star is the greater links legend or take on an elite roster of PGA TOUR pros including Tiger Woods, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, Brooke Henderson, Lydia Ko, and more.

In case you missed it, check out the PGA TOUR 2K23 announcement trailer here:

PGA TOUR 2K23 Deluxe Edition and PGA TOUR 2K23 Tiger Woods Edition (Digital Only) are currently scheduled for release on October 11th, followed by PGA TOUR 2K23 Standard Edition on October 14th, for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 (PS5), PlayStation 4 (PS4) and Steam.

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