Park Place Technologies Acquires Unitech’s Third Party Maintenance Services

Deal forms one of Brazil’s largest TPM providers.

CLEVELAND, OH, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Park Place Technologies, a leading global provider of data center and networking optimization solutions, has acquired Unitech’s third-party maintenance (TPM) business. The acquisition strengthens Park Place’s position as one of Brazil’s largest TPM providers, expanding its reach in the world’s fifth-largest country.

Combined Expertise for Enhanced Customer Service

Unitech, founded in 1989, has a long-standing reputation for serving a diverse client base, including major financial institutions, telecommunication and utility companies. Park Place’s global expertise will greatly amplify Unitech’s established presence in the Brazil market.

“Unitech and Park Place serve clients with the same core values. We both operate with a responsive, client-first approach, and communicate with clarity and transparency. We share customer service strategies, and have a native understanding of the Brazil TPM market,” said Unitech owner Ramon Hasky.

Hasky said Unitech’s long-term partnership with Park Place, “gives us confidence in how our clients will now be served. Park Place is a global company with a strong Latin American presence that offers more scale and an innovative IT lifecycle portfolio. Our customers will benefit from these added Managed Services and Professional Services offerings.”

Park Place, now one of Brazil’s furthest-reaching TPMs, will add nearly 20,000 Unitech assets to its already robust service legacy in Brazil.

“We are taking the hard-earned credibility of Unitech’s 30-plus years and leveraging our passion for client services with Park Place’s global resources,” said Unitech’s CEO, Claudio Miranda. “Unitech’s legacy now has an exciting new chapter; our people and our clients are in good hands with Park Place.”

Unitech will continue to independently operate its Hardware, Software and related Professional Services sales.

“Park Place operates in Brazil primarily in markets with a history of great relevance and positive expectations, particularly in the management, maintenance, and support of mission-critical hardware,” Luiz Fernando Monteiro, IDC Senior Market Analyst, IT Services, Brazil, said. “It is an operation focused on service lines that account for about 19% of the total service market in the country. These are essential services, especially in a world of IT distributed across internal infrastructures, own and third-party Data Centers, public and private clouds, with a demand for very high availability and resilience for the continuity of operations of companies across the entire Brazilian market.”

Roy Illsley, Chief Analyst for Omdia, said Omdia’s research shows that Brazil is a rapidly growing market for the data center business. “In fact, São Paulo accounts for 85% of new Data Center building in the country,” he said. “However, the current Data Center market in Brazil is mostly small sized Data Centers that are distributed between the major cities. Brazil, represents an ideal market for a vendor like Park Place as the growth in data centers will need skills to ensure they can operate efficiently and effectively, and technology vendors with services and solutions are a perfect fit.”

Chris Adams, Park Place Technologies President and CEO, said the company’s history of investing in people and resources globally will continue.

“We are committed to delivering a great experience to all our customers worldwide,” he said. “We will continue to acquire companies like Unitech that bring a talented workforce and unique capabilities driven by an unparalleled customer experience to our international partners.”

A video statement from Unitech is available here.

About Park Place Technologies

Park Place Technologies is a global data center and networking optimization firm. We help more than 21,000 clients optimize data center budgets, productivity, performance, and sustainability so they can think bigger – and act faster. From procurement to decommissioning, our comprehensive portfolio of services and products helps IT teams optimize IT lifecycle management. This frees time and spend so they can focus on transforming their businesses for the future.

Park Place’s industry-leading and award-winning services portfolio includes Park Place Hardware Maintenance™, Park Place Professional Services™, ParkView Managed Services™, Entuity Software ™ and Curvature Hardware sales. For more information, visit Park Place is a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners and GTCR.


Michael Miller
Park Place Technologies

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One Za’abeel launches The Offices, Dual Licensed Office Space in One Za’abeel Tower

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — One Za’abeel, the iconic mixed-use development developed by ICD (Investment Corporation of Dubai), is pleased to announce the launch of The Offices, its ultra-luxurious dual licensed corporate office spaces in One Za’abeel Tower. The Grade-A offices are set to become Dubai’s ultimate business address, attracting global and local organisations alike with its unique dual licensing for both Dubai World Trade Centre Free Zone (DWTC FZ) registered companies and those registered under the mainland.

One Za’abeel is comprised of two skyscrapers, One Za’abeel Tower and One Za’abeel The Residences, which are dissected by The Link, a 230m cantilevered building suspended 100 meters above the ground. The unique shape of the mixed-use development, coupled with its strategic location, garnered it the nickname “The Gateway to Dubai’s Central Business District.”

The Offices occupy 17 levels in One Za’abeel Tower and cover a total area of 280,000 sq ft.
Built with sustainability in mind, the development demonstrates exemplary environmental efficiency and sustainability standards and achieved LEED Gold certification in December 2023.

Characterised as smart offices, The Offices has incorporated smart technologies to provide automation and energy optimisation of all electrical, lighting, air conditioning, and ventilation systems. This allows for energy usage to be regulated, while simultaneously maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures and offering features such as floor to ceiling windows which provide an abundance of natural light and unobstructed views of the city. One Za’abeel is currently in the process of obtaining WiredScore and SmartScore certifications.

The Offices prime location within the mixed-use development allows ease of access to all of One Za’abeel’s offerings. Tenants can invite their guests to a meal at any of the many Michelin inspired restaurants in The Link, hold meetings or events at the conferencing facilities within the One&Only One Za’abeel resort, invite their guests to stay the resort or the unique fitness and recovery SIRO hotel, or simply meet at the shops and F&B on the retail podium.

Beyond the ecosystem of offerings at the development, additional distinguished services and advanced facilities at The Offices include 24/7 dedicated concierge and security services, 7 levels of basement and smart parking, valet services, and proximity to public transport.

Issam Galadari, Director of One Za’abeel Holdings commented: “We believe business success is accelerated with the right location, and hence we are pleased to launch The Offices at One Za’abeel Tower. Situated in the heart Dubai, this will undoubtedly become the ultimate business address for businesses and investors, offering luxurious, spacious, and connected offices with access to retail facilities, world-renowned hotels, and fine dining experiences only an elevator ride away. We look forward to welcoming innovative companies to The Offices and seeing them thrive as they utilise all that One Za’abeel has to offer.”

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مشروع ون زعبيل يطلق مكاتب الشركات مزدوجة التراخيص في ون زعبيل تاور

دبي،الإمارات العربية المتحدة, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  يسر ون زعبيل، المشروع الأيقوني المطور من قبل مؤسسة دبي للاستثمارات الحكومية “ICD“، الإعلان اليوم عن إطلاق مكاتب الشركات الفاخرة، في ون زعبيل تاور مزدوجة التراخيص. تساهم هذه المكاتب في ازدهار أعمال الشركات وجذب الشركات المحلية والعالمية المسجّلة في المنطقة الحرة في مركز دبي التجاري العالمي والشركات المسجّلة داخل الإمارات.

يتكون مشروع ون زعبيل، متعدد الاستخدامات، من برجين شاهقين هما ون زعبيل تاور وَون زعبيل ذا ريزيدينسز، اللذان يتصلان ببعضهما بواسطة برج كابولي معلّق يسمى ذا لينك، الذي يبلغ طوله 230 متر ويرتفع 100 متر عن سطح الأرض، وحصل هذا المشروع متعدد الاستخدامات على لقب “بوابة منطقة الأعمال المركزية في دبي” نظرًا لموقعه الاستراتيجي في دبي.

تشغل مكاتب الشركات 17 طابقًا من ون زعبيل تاور متوزعًة على مسافة 280,000 قدمًا مربعًا، كما يعكس المشروع معايير الاستدامة والكفاءة البيئية وتوّج ذلك بحصوله على شهادة الريادة الذهبية المرموقة في تصميمات الطاقة والبيئة (LEED Gold) في ديسمبر 2023.

صمّمت مكاتب ون زعبيل لتكون مكاتب ذكية، وفي هذا الصدد تم تطبيق تقنيات ذكية مختلفة لزيادة كفاءة استخدام الطاقة في أنظمة الإضاءة والكهرباء وأنظمة التكييف وتنقية الهواء. تساعد هذه الإجراءات في تنظيم الطاقة مع الحفاظ على درجة حرارة داخلية معتدلة، وتقديم ميزات مثل النوافذ المرتفعة إلى السقف التي تسمح بدخول ضوء النهار الطبيعي والإطلالات الخلابة على أفق دبي. يسعى ون زعبيل حاليًا إلى الحصول على شهادتي WiredScore وSmartScore.

وتتميز مكاتب ون زعبيل بقربها من المرافق المميزة ما يمنح المستأجرين فيها فرصة دعوة ضيوفهم إلى أحد المطاعم الراقية الحاصلة على نجمة ميشلان في ذا لينك، كما يمكنهم إقامة ندوات وحتى مؤتمرات على مرمى حجر من مكاتبهم حيث يوفر منتجع ون آند أونلي ون زعبيل مساحات للاجتماعات متعددة الأحجام وتلبي مختلف الاحتياجات لكافة أنواع الفعاليات، بينما يقدم فندق سيرو إقامة مميزة وفاخرة للضيوف ورجال الأعمال، وكما يمكنكم الاجتماع مع ضيوفكم بغرض تسوق أرقى الماركات وتناول الطعام في منصة البيع بالتجزئة.

علاوةً على النظام الشامل والمتكامل في هذا المشروع، تلعب الخدمات المميزة والمرافق المتطورة في مكاتب ون زعبيل دوراً هاماً في تعزيز جودة الحياة للمستثمرين فيها، حيث تتوافر خدمات كونسيرج وأمن على مدار الساعة في بناء المكاتب و7 طوابق سفلية لصف السيارات ويوجد مواقف مدفوعة أيضاً.

وفي هذه المناسبة، علق عصام كلداري، مدير ون زعبيل قائلًا: ” نؤمن بأن نجاح الأعمال يبدأ من اختيار المكان المناسب، ولذا يسرّنا اليوم إطلاق مكاتب الشركات في ون زعبيل تاور من قلب إمارة دبي، التي سوف تكون بلا شك أفضل وجهة لرجال الأعمال والمستثمرين، وأصحاب الشركات الإقليمية والعالمية، حيث سيجدون كل ما يبحثون عنه هنا من مكاتب واسعة وفاخرة المتصلة بمتاجر البيع بالتجزئة والفنادق العالمية والمطاعم الراقية، وجميع هذه الوجهات لا تحتاج سوى ركوب المصعد للوصول إليها. نرحب بالشركات المبتكرة التي سنشهد ازدهار أعمالها في مكاتب ون زعبيل ذات الخدمات المتكاملة.” 

للبقاء على اطلاع بأهم التحديثات عن مكاتب ون زعبيل، يمكنكم التفضل بزيارة موقعنا الإلكتروني: 

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EAACI Congress 2024: Innovation and Advances in Allergy Treatment

EAACI Congress 2024
EAACI Congress 2024

EAACI Congress 2024

  • Over 150 scientific sessions will be presented during the congress, focusing on advancements in environmental science, food allergies, innovations in immunotherapy, and pediatric allergies, among others.
  • Precision medicine, AI, immunotherapy, and immune modulators will converge at the largest allergy and immunology congress.
  • The congress will occur from 31 May to 3 June in Valencia, Spain.

VALENCIA, Spain, April 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), an association comprising over 16,000 researchers and healthcare professionals from 125 countries, invites you to the annual congress at Feria Valencia, Spain, from 31 May to 3 June. Under the theme “Revolutionizing Patient Care through the Power of Data Science,” the EAACI Congress 2024 positions itself as the European event of the year, gathering the latest research and advancements in allergies and their treatment.

We firmly believe in the importance of your contribution to knowledge and its impact on improving patient care in allergy and asthma. As a healthcare professional or medical student at the congress, you will enrich your clinical practice and knowledge and contribute to advancing science and healthcare.

During the congress, you can participate in keynote lectures, plenary sessions, oral presentations, and poster sessions, all featuring cutting-edge research, clinical updates, and emerging therapies in allergy and asthma. Additionally, you will have the chance to connect with some of the most influential leaders in the field and engage in in-depth discussions on the latest advancements. The scientific program of the EAACI Congress 2024 will cover the entire spectrum of clinical allergy and immunology and will feature over 150 scientific sessions, including topics such as environmental science, food allergies, innovations in immunotherapy, and pediatric allergies, among others.

Please review the program and encourage your medical team, students, and professors to register for the EAACI Congress 2024. It will be an invaluable opportunity to continue learning, exchange ideas, and collaborate with other professionals in the field. We look forward to welcoming you to Valencia!



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Sharjah Consultative Council to hold its 9th session on Thursday

SHARJAH: Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) will hold its ninth session on Thursday as part of its regular eleventh legislative term.

The session will take place at the council’s headquarters in Sharjah City, under the chairmanship of Dr. Abdullah Balheif Al Nuaimi.

The agenda includes, after approving the minutes of the eighth session, the discussion of the Sharjah Fish Resources Authority (SFRA) policy in the presence of Ali Ahmed Abu Ghazayen, a member of the Sharjah Executive Council and the Chairman of the Authority.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Palestinian youth physically attacked, injured by Israeli forces near Nablus

NABLUS: A young Palestinian man was wounded this evening after being physically attacked by the Israeli occupation forces at the Huwara Israeli military checkpoint, south of Nablus, according to the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS).

PRCS reported that its crews transported an injured 19-year-old youth from the town of Madama in Nablus to Rafidia Surgical Hospital after he was beaten up by the occupation army as he attempted to cross the said checkpoint.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

Swiss parliament calls for partial resumption of UNRWA funding

The foreign affairs committee of the National Council of Switzerland (parliament) has expressed its desire to maintain partial support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), but has set conditions.

According to Euronews, the committee asked the Federal Council to make an initial payment to UNRWA, but stipulated that the relief organization must be able to guarantee that Swiss funds will be used only for emergency and humanitarian aid, noting that it will leave it to the Federal Council to determine the amount of the first payment.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Israeli forces detain 10 Palestinians in West Bank raids

RAMALLAH: Israeli occupation forces today detained at least 10 Palestinians in multiple raids across the occupied West Bank, according to security and local sources.

They said that the occupation forces rounded up four Palestinians and ransacked the houses of their families in the village of Rantis, northwest of Ramallah.

The occupation soldiers also rounded up another from the village of Shuqba, northwest of Ramallah, and ransacked his family house, turning it upside down.

In the northern West Bank, a convoy of army vehicles raided the town of Anabta, east of Tulkarm, where the soldiers muscled inside two houses, detained two residents and confiscated their mobile phones.

The soldiers broke into a furniture store in the area, smashing its door and wreaking havoc inside.

In the southern West Bank, the sources confirmed a similar raid in the village of Ilat Ali, east of Bethlehem, resulting in the detention of another.

The heavily-armed soldiers rounded up another and searched his family house in the tow
n of al-Khader, south of Bethlehem.

Also in the southern West Bank, the occupation soldiers barged their way into an elementary school in the Old City of Hebron, where they assaulted and detained an employee.

The sources confirmed similar raids in the town of Silat ad-Dhahr, south of Jenin, and Askar refugee camp, east of Nablus, where the soldiers searched a number of houses and threatened the families to blow up the houses should some of their members fail to turn themselves to the army.

The occupation forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost daily across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for ‘wanted’ Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents.

These raids are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers.

Under Israeli military law army commanders have full executive, legislative and judicial authority over 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank. Palestinians have no say in how this aut
hority is exercised.

According to the latest figures from Addameer, the Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, there are currently 9,500 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centres, including 200 child prisoners and 80 female prisoners.

This number includes approximately 3,660 Palestinians placed under ‘administrative detention’, which allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing.

The mass arrest of Palestinians is nothing new. According to a 2017 report by Addameer, over the past 50 years, more than 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned or detained by Israel, this figure is now believed to be closer to 1 million. This means that about 40% of Palestinian men and boys living under military occupation have been deprived of their freedom. Almost every Palestinian family has suffered the imprisonment
of a loved one.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

Restaurant explosion in Beirut kills 9, injures others

An explosion in a restaurant in Beirut on Tuesday killed nine people and injured others, according to the Beirut Fire Brigade.

According to initial information, a gas leak caused the explosion in a small restaurant in the Bshara al-Khoury area in downtown Beirut, which is located in a building that houses a number of official departments, including the Finance Ministry’s imports directorate and the Litani River Authority.

Members of the Beirut Fire Brigade worked to extinguish the fire caused by the explosion.

“Forensic evidence will conduct its investigation into the incident, and the judiciary will definitely show who is responsible,” Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said in a statement.

The Beirut Fire Brigade’s media officer said that preliminary information indicates that “nine victims died of suffocation inside the restaurant, in addition to two wounded, one of whom is in critical condition.”

Source: Jordan News Agency

Israeli forces open fire at youth in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: A young man was Tuesday shot by the Israeli occupation police in the Old City of occupied Jerusalem.

Local sources said that the occupation forces opened fire on a young man, whose identity remains unidentified, under the pretext of carrying out a stabbing attack at Bab al-Sahira in Old Jerusalem.

The occupation police claimed in a statement that its officers opened fire and killed the youth who carried out the stabbing attack, which resulted in wounding an Israeli policeman.

The occupation forces closed the main and secondary roads leading to Bab al-Sahira, and detained citizens, during confrontations that broke out in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA

Delegation form APCMC participants visits Petra

A delegation of participants in the 11th Asia-Pacific Cooperative Ministerial Conference (APCMC) visited the city of Petra to learn about its tourism experience and its archaeological sites.

The delegation began their visit at the Petra Archaeological Museum, which contains artifacts dating back to the different periods of time that passed through the rose city.

The delegation was welcomed by the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) Chief Commissioner, Faris Briezat, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner of Petra Archeology park and Tourism, Ismail Abu Amoud, and Commissioner for Infrastructure and Investment, Hamza Al-Olayani.

The delegation was briefed on the importance of Petra as one of the world’s most prominent tourism cities, and PDTRA’s role in preserving and protecting the urban heritage and developing the city as a tourist destination.

Source: Jordan News Agency

Gaza death toll from ongoing Israeli aggression surpasses 34,535

GAZA: The Palestinian death toll from Israel’s deadly aggression against the Gaza Strip since October 7th, 2023, has now surged to 34,535, medical sources confirmed on Monday.

Sources added that at least 77,704 others have also been injured in the onslaught.

At least 47 people were killed and 61 others were injured in Israeli attacks that took place in the last 24 hours, they added.

The sources said that many victims are still trapped under rubble and on the roads as rescuers are still unable to reach them.

Source: Palestine news & Information Agency – WAFA