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Avengers: India’s Favorite Superheroes

Of all the films and characters in the MCU, Indian audiences love The Avengers. While all the Marvel superhero movies generally do fantastic at…


Punchy, Wild, Haphazard and BRILLIANT!

LAHORE: In the early phase of the promotion of Asim Abbasi’s Cake, we saw some animated or abstract posters. Light colored inoffensive posters with…


Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: India’s Favorite Superheroes

Of all the films and characters in the MCU, Indian audiences love The Avengers. While all the Marvel superhero movies generally do fantastic at…

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Sindh, China Varsity sign MoU on research

JAMSHORO: Sindh University’s Area Study Centre (ASC) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Study Center for South Asia, Academy of Global Governance…



Webb Fontaine Appoints New CEO

Webb Fontaine Appoints New CEO

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – EQS Newswire – 30 September 2020 – Webb Fontaine today announced that Alioune Ciss has been appointed as the new CEO, effective 1st January 2021. He succeeds Didier Reymond who has successfully led the company since 2016.

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Alioune Ciss has held the position of Executive Director of Sales and has been instrumental in the company’s growth strategy and management of world leading Customs reform digitalisation projects across the globe with key Governmental partners.


“While stepping away from a company and team that I am passionate about is not an easy decision, one of the key responsibilities of a good leader is to strategically decide the right time for the company and pass the reins to the right person to lead.” said Didier Reymond. 


“In his career, Alioune Ciss has built a well-deserved reputation in the Trade and Customs field strategically bringing together new technology and ideas to practically implement and change mindsets. I am confident that he will build successfully on the momentum gained over these past few years and lead, define and execute our next phase of growth.”


Having first joined Webb Fontaine in 2015, Alioune Ciss brings to the role extensive experience at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development where he had been for the last 10 years.


“I am humbled and excited to be Webb Fontaine’s next Chief Executive Officer, working with some of the best minds in the industry. When Governments are facing significant challenges in a time of disruption, we see opportunity in global Trade – assisted by our products offering real transformation through artificial intelligence. Webb Fontaine has made significant investments in all technologies and we are ready to unleash new value for all; Perfectly positioning us to partner with Governments across the world to modernise their processes and systems.” said Alioune Ciss


As Alioune Ciss moves to CEO, Samy Zayani has been appointed Executive Director of Sales and will support the company on its aggressive growth strategy across the world.


Samy Zayani, who joined Webb Fontaine in 2012, has played a significant role in the company’s growth to date. His experience in marketing coupled with sales, is key to the development and expansion of the brand across new markets and regions; In his role managing the development, commercialisation and deployment of industry leading projects worldwide, including key Reform work with Benin, Guinea and the Cote d’Ivoire Government.

Prior to joining Webb Fontaine, Samy Zayani worked at Procter & Gamble, which enabled him to acquire a solid background in marketing and product strategy.


Pascal Minvielle, Executive Director for Technology and Project Implementation, and Francois Bonvin, Executive Director for Finance, Legal & HR shall remain in their current positions.

About Webb Fontaine:

Trusted by governments globally, Webb Fontaine provides industry wide solutions to accelerate trade development and modernisation. The company uses unique technology including Artificial Intelligence to enable countries to emerge as leaders in the future of trade.


Knowledge transfer is at the core of Webb Fontaine; comprising of a team of experts who work across the world, empowering local communities and governments.


As an industry leader with the largest R&D centres in the industry, Webb Fontaine is constantly developing international trade practices connecting countries, borders and people.


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COMAT launches 47 new IT courses, training grants available for Singapore Citizens & PR

COMAT launches 47 new IT courses, training grants available for Singapore Citizens & PR

 – 29 September 2020 – The economic impact of COVID-19 has pushed unemployment rates to the
nation’s highest in more than a decade and is expected to climb further for the
rest of 2020. This is in tandem with increased demand for relevant ICT skills
as businesses make a digital switch to better cope in the new normal.

Acknowledging the needs of the current manpower landscape, Singapore IT
courses provider, COMAT, has launched 47
new funded tech courses
to close the digital
skills gap and support a post-pandemic economy. Among the new IT courses
introduced, it has added brand-based certifications in office skills as well as
a range of advanced technology competencies such as those in cloud
, data analytics and AI.


Together with its current pool of training courses, COMAT allows
jobseekers to acquire useful tech skills desired in their chosen fields, or
reskill to stay economically relevant and find opportunities in new industries.
Companies can also leverage these courses to send eligible employees for
training to boost their technical proficiencies.


Government grants for training accessibility


With government funding available, both companies and individuals can
overcome financial barriers that prevent them from investing in professional
development, thus making skills upgrading more accessible than ever.


COMAT’s courses are eligible for up to seven government grants together
with a union funding scheme, applicable to Singapore citizens and permanent
residents. They include:


1.     Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme PLUS (CITREP+)

2.     Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

3.     National Infocomm Competency Framework

4.     Skills Development Fund

5.     SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

6.     Post Secondary Education Account

7.     SkillsFuture Credit

8.     Union Training Assistance Programme


These funding options cater to a range of courses across Professional,
Manager and Executive levels as well as the rank and file, with further
categorisation on age and mode of sponsorship. Those eligible may also apply
for multiple schemes and get as much as 100% of course fees covered. More
details are available in COMAT’s guide to training grants for IT courses in


With the pandemic-accelerated adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies in
both the public and private sectors, the nation must ensure that its labour
market can meet skills demand during volatile economic conditions. COMAT addresses
this at the crux by making IT training accessible, affordable and relevant in



COMAT is a business centre of e-Services, Electronics, ST Engineering
that provides end-to-end certified IT training courses in Singapore for all
levels of employment in the IT sector. It offers a comprehensive range of IT
training courses and consultancy services, and has trained over 500,000
professionals in more than 50 accredited courses. COMAT adopts a variety of
delivery models, from instructor-led classroom training to one-to-one coaching,
providing an integrated training solution that is results-oriented, impactful
and accommodative to the differing needs of the workforce. For more
information, please visit:

Pak Hong Rehab Products Centre launches lightweight electric wheelchairs with thicker and safer front wheels

Pak Hong Rehab Products Centre launches lightweight electric wheelchairs with thicker and safer front wheels

KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 29
September 2020  Renowned for multiple professional
qualifications and internationally accredited products, Pak Hong Rehab Products Centre
(hereafter Pak Hong) exclusively launches two electric wheelchairs, CMD-912 and
CMD-912A. The new products are specifically equipped with much thicker front
wheels and brackets made of aluminum alloy. While lightweight, the wheelchairs
can bear 4 times the weight of their own. Coupled with brushless motors and premium
lithium batteries from Japan, users traveling uphill are safeguarded and
operation hours of the wheelchairs are lengthened.

First-ever configuration in the market

gaps between MTR / Light Rail trains and platforms in Hong Kong are 2 to 3
inches at times. To bring convenience to their users, the new electric
wheelchairs are equipped with 9-inch front wheels. Comparing with similar products,
their 3.5mm aluminum alloy brackets sourced from famous manufacturer are much
thicker than the usual 2mm ones. The Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding meeting
the highest world standards adds to the stability, rust resistance and
durability of the wheelchair frame and its connection. While electric
wheelchairs in the market normally weight 50kg to 60kg, these two only weight
30kg and can support up to 120kg respectively, let alone the aforementioned
features in place.

Considerate designs and equipment

of the 41cm back pad in similar products, the new wheelchairs are equipped with
the 50cm ones to provide stronger support and more comfort to their users. Also
putting thought into the steep roads and slopes across Hong Kong, Pak Hong chooses
to use brushless motors to enhance the safety for wheelchair users while
climbing slopes up to 12,
thanks to its stronger rotational force as compared to old-fashioned motors.
Other designs and equipment include the wheelchairs’ foldable nature without the
hustle to uninstall the batteries, anti-back flip supporting wheels, and the controller
with patented progressive acceleration technology.

Premium batteries from Japan

Hong’s strive for quality is not only reflected on its thoughtful designs, but
also its choice of power behind the electric wheelchairs. The new products
feature lithium batteries manufactured by Panasonic Japan. After fully charged,
they act as the propellant of the wheelchairs for as far as 40km, approximately
the distance between Tuen Mun and Sheung Shui. On top of this, the battery life
is 3 times as much as their comparable counterparts, which meets the highest existing
standard. Notably product CMD-912A comes with easily detachable batteries and
their UN38.3 certificate, allowing this companion to be on board and fly with
its user.

CMD-912 and CMD-912A electric wheelchairs are priced at $19,800. Considering
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About Pak Hong Rehab Products Centre

in 2007, Pak Hong Rehab Products Centre comprises a diversely qualified team of
mechanical, industrial, electrical engineering, design, ergonomic, occupational
and physiological therapeutic experts. It aims to provide the most suitable wheelchairs
and barrier-free products, and recommend accurate ways of utilizing them to its
customers. All products in Pak Hong
are recognized by the “No Fakes Pledge” Scheme by the Hong Kong
Government and receive international accreditation, e.g. FDA, CE and IOS. As
the first enterprise in Hong Kong with a sizable wheelchair maintenance
workshop stationed by licensed personnel, its strength also lies in high quality
after-sale and maintenance services. For more information about Pak Hong, please
refer to