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Gulf Extrusions (Member of Al Ghurair Group), a leading global manufacturer of extruded aluminium products, has announced that it is supplying aluminium for Dubai Autism Center’s AED 73-million building project in Al Garhoud as part of its strong support for the institution. The company will provide aluminium extrusions for the project’s façade solutions and other related works being done in the soon-to-open facility.

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REACT, an international not-for-profit cooperative association fighting the trade in counterfeit goods, has named the Arabian Anti-Piracy Alliance (AAA) as its strategic partner in the GCC in the efforts to combat piracy and the proliferation of counterfeit products. The AAA was selected by REACT for its contributions and extreme dedication in curbing piracy in the Middle East region--implementing a comprehensive anti-piracy program that includes strategic activities like public awareness campaigns, aggressive lobbying and legal action against intellectual property rights violators.

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Alfardan Group has announced a donation of QAR 300,000 to the Qatar Red Crescent Society to help the citizens of Yemen. Mr Wael Jamal, Head of Corporate HR, Alfardan Group handed the donation to Mr Saed Shaeen Al Kaabi, Head of Resource Mobilization, Qatar Red Crescent Society; in a private ceremony held recently at Alfardan Towers.

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The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), has announced an initial commitment of $500,000 (US) to aid in response and recovery efforts following the devastating earthquake on April 25 in Nepal. The UPS Foundation will contribute a combination of cash and in-kind support to enable the provision of urgent relief supplies as well as potential on-the-ground logistics support for long-term recovery needs.

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The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO), the not-for-profit association for free zones around the world, today announced the appointment of Abdulla Qassem as Deputy CEO.

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