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  •   We are delighted to partner with VII Academy to present an interactive engaging and educational course on documentary photography and photojournalism DUBAI United Arab Emirates November 22 2021 APO Group As an extension of the company s Miraisha program https bit ly 3FC2cGi that focuses on promoting future job opportunities and livelihoods in Africa by offering extensive workshops and other educational support through this partnership Canon Canon CNA com seeks to empower young and aspiring African talents with a passion for documentary and photojournalist storytelling through a twelve week program in association with the VII Academy The workshops will be led and tutored by world renowned photographers namely Nichole Sobecki and Stefano De Luigi To strengthen the foundation of photojournalism the program will impart to students the practical tools necessary for the production of individual images and short photo essays suitable for publication in an editorial and digital context Canon Central and North Africa CCNA today announced its partnership with the VII Academy to launch its twelve week collaborative course on documentary photography and photojournalism Under the umbrella of Canon s Miraisha program https bit ly 3HGzRAh the twelve week course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of composition and camera control simple narrative narrative as well like basic business and freelance work skills all within an ethical and practical framework for photojournalism The three month program will include lectures on photojournalism concepts group tutorials assignments and feedback sessions in order to develop the student s ability to work in an editorial and digital context on individual images and short photo essays We are delighted to partner with VII Academy to present an interactive engaging and educational course on documentary photography and photojournalism for African youth The Miraisha program was carefully designed to provide relevant opportunities to young Africans across our continent as well as equipping them with the right tools and training necessary to carve out a career path in life Across all of our Miraisha offerings our goal remains the same empower African talents promote future job opportunities and livelihoods At Canon we believe it is imperative to nurture and nurture passionate talents through initiatives that focus on honing their skills As part of this twelve week program we aspire to instill in students the right skills from the fundamentals of photography such as taking individual photographs to advanced levels such as producing a short photo essay powered by a journalist Over the weeks students will gradually progress from how to control the camera to visual style and composition through funding and budget finally culminating in an exhibition of student work commented Amine Djouahra Director of sales and marketing for Canon Central and North Africa Divided into three months the program will cover lectures on relevant concepts in documentary photography and photojournalism as well as a group tutorial each week thus ensuring that students are well prepared for their assignments The workshops will be in charge of the world renowned photographers of the VII Agency Nichole Sobecki and Stefano De Luigi Nichole Sobecki who has lived in Nairobi for the past decade the primary focus of Nichole s work is humanity s tense intimate and ultimately unbreakable connection to the natural world She is currently exploring the vital role the Congo Basin plays in our planet s ecological balance as a National Geographic Explorer Stefano De Luigi currently lives in Paris and began his career working for the Grand Louvre Museum as a photographer from 1989 to 1996 His numerous awards include four World Press Photo Awards 1998 2007 2010 2011 the Eugene Smith Fellowship 2008 and the Getty Scholarship for Editorial Photography just to name a few The initial weeks are tightly structured with regular assignments and feedback sessions for students to develop an editorial and digital approach to their photography assignments These first weeks of the course will introduce students to basic concepts of photojournalism as well as explore elements of professional practice such as personal branding portfolio presentation social media management as well as cover technical aspects of the camera such as aperture depth of field shutter speed lenses ISO and composition and aesthetics The intermediate weeks of the program will focus on assignments ranging from landscape shots to street photography portraits and sports for students to understand and develop a logical workflow for their production including captions image manipulation archiving and backup your work The course will conclude with two professional practice sessions that introduce the basics of self employment covering financial planning budgeting proposal writing personal branding and business development Therefore the program is complete to provide an intensive course on documentary photography and photojournalism to students who are interested in pursuing the editorial and digital path
    Empowering Future Livelihood: Canon and VII Academy Team Up to Launch Twelve-Week Seminar Program on Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
      We are delighted to partner with VII Academy to present an interactive engaging and educational course on documentary photography and photojournalism DUBAI United Arab Emirates November 22 2021 APO Group As an extension of the company s Miraisha program https bit ly 3FC2cGi that focuses on promoting future job opportunities and livelihoods in Africa by offering extensive workshops and other educational support through this partnership Canon Canon CNA com seeks to empower young and aspiring African talents with a passion for documentary and photojournalist storytelling through a twelve week program in association with the VII Academy The workshops will be led and tutored by world renowned photographers namely Nichole Sobecki and Stefano De Luigi To strengthen the foundation of photojournalism the program will impart to students the practical tools necessary for the production of individual images and short photo essays suitable for publication in an editorial and digital context Canon Central and North Africa CCNA today announced its partnership with the VII Academy to launch its twelve week collaborative course on documentary photography and photojournalism Under the umbrella of Canon s Miraisha program https bit ly 3HGzRAh the twelve week course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of composition and camera control simple narrative narrative as well like basic business and freelance work skills all within an ethical and practical framework for photojournalism The three month program will include lectures on photojournalism concepts group tutorials assignments and feedback sessions in order to develop the student s ability to work in an editorial and digital context on individual images and short photo essays We are delighted to partner with VII Academy to present an interactive engaging and educational course on documentary photography and photojournalism for African youth The Miraisha program was carefully designed to provide relevant opportunities to young Africans across our continent as well as equipping them with the right tools and training necessary to carve out a career path in life Across all of our Miraisha offerings our goal remains the same empower African talents promote future job opportunities and livelihoods At Canon we believe it is imperative to nurture and nurture passionate talents through initiatives that focus on honing their skills As part of this twelve week program we aspire to instill in students the right skills from the fundamentals of photography such as taking individual photographs to advanced levels such as producing a short photo essay powered by a journalist Over the weeks students will gradually progress from how to control the camera to visual style and composition through funding and budget finally culminating in an exhibition of student work commented Amine Djouahra Director of sales and marketing for Canon Central and North Africa Divided into three months the program will cover lectures on relevant concepts in documentary photography and photojournalism as well as a group tutorial each week thus ensuring that students are well prepared for their assignments The workshops will be in charge of the world renowned photographers of the VII Agency Nichole Sobecki and Stefano De Luigi Nichole Sobecki who has lived in Nairobi for the past decade the primary focus of Nichole s work is humanity s tense intimate and ultimately unbreakable connection to the natural world She is currently exploring the vital role the Congo Basin plays in our planet s ecological balance as a National Geographic Explorer Stefano De Luigi currently lives in Paris and began his career working for the Grand Louvre Museum as a photographer from 1989 to 1996 His numerous awards include four World Press Photo Awards 1998 2007 2010 2011 the Eugene Smith Fellowship 2008 and the Getty Scholarship for Editorial Photography just to name a few The initial weeks are tightly structured with regular assignments and feedback sessions for students to develop an editorial and digital approach to their photography assignments These first weeks of the course will introduce students to basic concepts of photojournalism as well as explore elements of professional practice such as personal branding portfolio presentation social media management as well as cover technical aspects of the camera such as aperture depth of field shutter speed lenses ISO and composition and aesthetics The intermediate weeks of the program will focus on assignments ranging from landscape shots to street photography portraits and sports for students to understand and develop a logical workflow for their production including captions image manipulation archiving and backup your work The course will conclude with two professional practice sessions that introduce the basics of self employment covering financial planning budgeting proposal writing personal branding and business development Therefore the program is complete to provide an intensive course on documentary photography and photojournalism to students who are interested in pursuing the editorial and digital path
    Empowering Future Livelihood: Canon and VII Academy Team Up to Launch Twelve-Week Seminar Program on Documentary Photography and Photojournalism
    Africa1 year ago

    Empowering Future Livelihood: Canon and VII Academy Team Up to Launch Twelve-Week Seminar Program on Documentary Photography and Photojournalism

    We are delighted to partner with VII Academy to present an interactive, engaging, and educational course on documentary photography and photojournalism.

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 22, 2021 / APO Group / -

    As an extension of the company's Miraisha program (https://bit.ly/3FC2cGi) that focuses on promoting future job opportunities and livelihoods in Africa by offering extensive workshops and other educational support, through this partnership, Canon ( Canon-CNA.com) seeks to empower young and aspiring African talents with a passion for documentary and photojournalist storytelling through a twelve-week program in association with the VII Academy. The workshops will be led and tutored by world-renowned photographers, namely Nichole Sobecki and Stefano De Luigi.

    To strengthen the foundation of photojournalism, the program will impart to students the practical tools necessary for the production of individual images and short photo essays suitable for publication in an editorial and digital context.

    Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) today announced its partnership with the VII Academy to launch its twelve-week collaborative course on documentary photography and photojournalism. Under the umbrella of Canon's Miraisha program (https://bit.ly/3HGzRAh), the twelve-week course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of composition and camera control, simple narrative narrative, as well like basic business and freelance work. skills, all within an ethical and practical framework for photojournalism. The three-month program will include lectures on photojournalism concepts, group tutorials, assignments, and feedback sessions in order to develop the student's ability to work in an editorial and digital context on individual images and short photo essays.

    “We are delighted to partner with VII Academy to present an interactive, engaging and educational course on documentary photography and photojournalism for African youth. The Miraisha program was carefully designed to provide relevant opportunities to young Africans across our continent, as well as equipping them with the right tools and training necessary to carve out a career path in life. Across all of our Miraisha offerings, our goal remains the same: empower African talents, promote future job opportunities and livelihoods. At Canon, we believe it is imperative to nurture and nurture passionate talents through initiatives that focus on honing their skills. As part of this twelve-week program, we aspire to instill in students the right skills, from the fundamentals of photography, such as taking individual photographs, to advanced levels, such as producing a short photo essay powered by a journalist. Over the weeks, students will gradually progress from how to control the camera to visual style and composition, through funding and budget, finally culminating in an exhibition of student work, ”commented Amine Djouahra, Director of sales and marketing for Canon Central and North Africa.

    Divided into three months, the program will cover lectures on relevant concepts in documentary photography and photojournalism, as well as a group tutorial each week, thus ensuring that students are well prepared for their assignments. The workshops will be in charge of the world-renowned photographers of the VII Agency, Nichole Sobecki and Stefano De Luigi. Nichole Sobecki, who has lived in Nairobi for the past decade, the primary focus of Nichole's work is humanity's tense, intimate, and ultimately unbreakable connection to the natural world. She is currently exploring the vital role the Congo Basin plays in our planet's ecological balance as a National Geographic Explorer. Stefano De Luigi currently lives in Paris and began his career working for the Grand Louvre Museum as a photographer from 1989 to 1996. His numerous awards include four World Press Photo Awards (1998, 2007, 2010, 2011), the Eugene Smith Fellowship (2008 ) and the Getty Scholarship for Editorial Photography, just to name a few.

    The initial weeks are tightly structured with regular assignments and feedback sessions for students to develop an editorial and digital approach to their photography assignments. These first weeks of the course will introduce students to basic concepts of photojournalism, as well as explore elements of professional practice such as personal branding, portfolio presentation, social media management, as well as cover technical aspects of the camera such as aperture, depth of field, shutter speed. , lenses, ISO and composition and aesthetics. The intermediate weeks of the program will focus on assignments ranging from landscape shots to street photography, portraits and sports for students to understand and develop a logical workflow for their production, including captions, image manipulation, archiving and backup your work. The course will conclude with two professional practice sessions that introduce the basics of self-employment, covering financial planning, budgeting, proposal writing, personal branding, and business development. Therefore, the program is complete to provide an intensive course on documentary photography and photojournalism to students who are interested in pursuing the editorial and digital path.

  •   With this growing demand we have broadened our focus on cargo management in Africa and the partnership with Siginon Aviation is timely NAIROBI Kenya October 21 2021 APO Group NAS www NAS aero added 16 new airports to its growing network over the past year Fastest growing aviation services provider in emerging markets largest ground services provider in Africa National Aviation Services NAS the fastest growing aviation supplier in emerging markets has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Kenyan company Siginon Aviation Ltd to acquire a 51 stake in Siginon Aviation Ltd Siginon Aviation a subsidiary of Siginon Group Ltd provides comprehensive ground handling and cargo management services at airports Commenting on the latest partnership Hassan El Houry CEO of NAS Group said During the pandemic our freight services have come to the fore by keeping critical supply chains uninterrupted With the ongoing vaccine needs around the world we have also processed nearly one million doses of the Covid 19 vaccine at various African airports With this growing demand we have broadened our focus on cargo management in Africa and the partnership with Siginon Aviation is timely A combination of NAS s global presence and expertise in airport services with Siginon Aviation s experience in Kenya will successfully enhance ground handling ramp handling and cargo handling capabilities in the region especially in East Africa Meshack Kipturgo Managing Director of Siginon Group added We see great promise of business and growth for our staff and clients through service delivery now and in the future This partnership is a true reflection of our mutual ambition to positively mark service excellence to expand our presence in Kenya and beyond as we jointly exploit the opportunities present in the freight and aviation sector Over the past decade Siginon Aviation has improved its ground support capability with several upgrades including the relaunch of its operations in a state of the art air cargo terminal and the acquisition of ground handling equipment track to strengthen its operations at JKIA Nairobi This has enabled the company to receive several industry certifications and accolades including ISAGO RA3 and ISO9001 2015 as well as awards for excellence in business leadership customer orientation marketing human resource development and freight Through this partnership NAS has expanded its presence in Africa with two airports in Kenya Nairobi and Eldoret This adds to the growing NAS network in Africa and strengthens its presence as the largest ground carrier in the region Over the past year despite the challenges posed by the Covid crisis NAS has successfully launched operations at 14 airports in South Africa DRC Guinea Bissau and Zambia El Houry also underlined In 2018 we committed to invest 50 million dollars in the African aviation sector over a period of three years With the pandemic the global aviation industry suffered a major downturn and NAS saw an 85 drop in revenue Despite the challenges we have remained focused on our commitment to the industry and have thrived through a very difficult time This is in large part because of the exceptional goodwill we have built with all of our stakeholders our employees customers partners and governments who support each other during this difficult time With its expansion NAS remains committed to existing and new operations Present at more than 55 airports in Africa the Middle East and South Asia NAS invests in facilities and infrastructure equipment technology staff recruitment and training NAS is also dedicated to advancing local knowledge and skills while providing more employment and career options NAS provides groundhandling services to more than 100 airlines worldwide operates more than 50 airport lounges across its network and offers an extensive portfolio of services including innovative technology solutions and training
    National Aviation Services (NAS) strengthens its presence in Africa through a strategic partnership with Siginon Aviation in Kenya
      With this growing demand we have broadened our focus on cargo management in Africa and the partnership with Siginon Aviation is timely NAIROBI Kenya October 21 2021 APO Group NAS www NAS aero added 16 new airports to its growing network over the past year Fastest growing aviation services provider in emerging markets largest ground services provider in Africa National Aviation Services NAS the fastest growing aviation supplier in emerging markets has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Kenyan company Siginon Aviation Ltd to acquire a 51 stake in Siginon Aviation Ltd Siginon Aviation a subsidiary of Siginon Group Ltd provides comprehensive ground handling and cargo management services at airports Commenting on the latest partnership Hassan El Houry CEO of NAS Group said During the pandemic our freight services have come to the fore by keeping critical supply chains uninterrupted With the ongoing vaccine needs around the world we have also processed nearly one million doses of the Covid 19 vaccine at various African airports With this growing demand we have broadened our focus on cargo management in Africa and the partnership with Siginon Aviation is timely A combination of NAS s global presence and expertise in airport services with Siginon Aviation s experience in Kenya will successfully enhance ground handling ramp handling and cargo handling capabilities in the region especially in East Africa Meshack Kipturgo Managing Director of Siginon Group added We see great promise of business and growth for our staff and clients through service delivery now and in the future This partnership is a true reflection of our mutual ambition to positively mark service excellence to expand our presence in Kenya and beyond as we jointly exploit the opportunities present in the freight and aviation sector Over the past decade Siginon Aviation has improved its ground support capability with several upgrades including the relaunch of its operations in a state of the art air cargo terminal and the acquisition of ground handling equipment track to strengthen its operations at JKIA Nairobi This has enabled the company to receive several industry certifications and accolades including ISAGO RA3 and ISO9001 2015 as well as awards for excellence in business leadership customer orientation marketing human resource development and freight Through this partnership NAS has expanded its presence in Africa with two airports in Kenya Nairobi and Eldoret This adds to the growing NAS network in Africa and strengthens its presence as the largest ground carrier in the region Over the past year despite the challenges posed by the Covid crisis NAS has successfully launched operations at 14 airports in South Africa DRC Guinea Bissau and Zambia El Houry also underlined In 2018 we committed to invest 50 million dollars in the African aviation sector over a period of three years With the pandemic the global aviation industry suffered a major downturn and NAS saw an 85 drop in revenue Despite the challenges we have remained focused on our commitment to the industry and have thrived through a very difficult time This is in large part because of the exceptional goodwill we have built with all of our stakeholders our employees customers partners and governments who support each other during this difficult time With its expansion NAS remains committed to existing and new operations Present at more than 55 airports in Africa the Middle East and South Asia NAS invests in facilities and infrastructure equipment technology staff recruitment and training NAS is also dedicated to advancing local knowledge and skills while providing more employment and career options NAS provides groundhandling services to more than 100 airlines worldwide operates more than 50 airport lounges across its network and offers an extensive portfolio of services including innovative technology solutions and training
    National Aviation Services (NAS) strengthens its presence in Africa through a strategic partnership with Siginon Aviation in Kenya
    Africa1 year ago

    National Aviation Services (NAS) strengthens its presence in Africa through a strategic partnership with Siginon Aviation in Kenya

    With this growing demand, we have broadened our focus on cargo management in Africa and the partnership with Siginon Aviation is timely.

    NAIROBI, Kenya, October 21, 2021 / APO Group / -

    NAS (www.NAS.aero) added 16 new airports to its growing network over the past year; Fastest growing aviation services provider in emerging markets, largest ground services provider in Africa.

    National Aviation Services (NAS), the fastest growing aviation supplier in emerging markets, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Kenyan company Siginon Aviation Ltd. to acquire a 51% stake in Siginon Aviation Ltd. Siginon Aviation, a subsidiary of Siginon Group Ltd. provides comprehensive ground handling and cargo management services at airports.

    Commenting on the latest partnership, Hassan El-Houry, CEO of NAS Group, said: “During the pandemic, our freight services have come to the fore by keeping critical supply chains uninterrupted. With the ongoing vaccine needs around the world, we have also processed nearly one million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at various African airports. With this growing demand, we have broadened our focus on cargo management in Africa and the partnership with Siginon Aviation is timely. "

    A combination of NAS's global presence and expertise in airport services with Siginon Aviation's experience in Kenya will successfully enhance ground handling, ramp handling and cargo handling capabilities in the region. , especially in East Africa.

    Meshack Kipturgo, Managing Director of Siginon Group, added: “We see great promise of business and growth for our staff and clients through service delivery - now and in the future. This partnership is a true reflection of our mutual ambition to positively mark service excellence, to expand our presence in Kenya and beyond as we jointly exploit the opportunities present in the freight and aviation sector.

    Over the past decade, Siginon Aviation has improved its ground support capability with several upgrades, including the relaunch of its operations in a state-of-the-art air cargo terminal and the acquisition of ground handling equipment. track to strengthen its operations at JKIA, Nairobi. This has enabled the company to receive several industry certifications and accolades including ISAGO, RA3 and ISO9001: 2015, as well as awards for excellence in business, leadership, customer orientation, marketing, human resource development and freight.

    Through this partnership, NAS has expanded its presence in Africa with two airports in Kenya - Nairobi and Eldoret. This adds to the growing NAS network in Africa and strengthens its presence as the largest ground carrier in the region. Over the past year, despite the challenges posed by the Covid crisis, NAS has successfully launched operations at 14 airports in South Africa, DRC, Guinea-Bissau and Zambia.

    El-Houry also underlined: “In 2018, we committed to invest 50 million dollars in the African aviation sector over a period of three years. With the pandemic, the global aviation industry suffered a major downturn and NAS saw an 85% drop in revenue. Despite the challenges, we have remained focused on our commitment to the industry and have thrived through a very difficult time. This is in large part because of the exceptional goodwill we have built with all of our stakeholders - our employees, customers, partners and governments, who support each other during this difficult time. "

    With its expansion, NAS remains committed to existing and new operations. Present at more than 55 airports in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, NAS invests in facilities and infrastructure, equipment, technology, staff recruitment and training. NAS is also dedicated to advancing local knowledge and skills while providing more employment and career options.

    NAS provides groundhandling services to more than 100 airlines worldwide, operates more than 50 airport lounges across its network and offers an extensive portfolio of services including innovative technology solutions and training.

  •   Health CS says essential role of NPHL was evident during covid 19 pandemic with lab coordinating all aspects of COVID 19 testing across the country NAIROBI Kenya October 14 2021 APO Group The National Public Health Laboratory is called upon to play an essential role in the generation of essential data to guide the development of public health policies following its ISO accreditation Speaking at the celebrations for achieving ISO accreditation status and other milestones that elevate the National Public Health Reference Laboratory to international standards Cabinet Secretary of Health Mutahi Kagwe said the The facility had great potential to contribute to biomedical research and clinical trial studies It is on this basis that I asked the head of the laboratory services department through the office of the director general of health to identify critical areas of research that the NPHL can collaborate with other institutes of research such as KEMRI ILRI and various local and international Universities need to provide bench space and diagnostic capacity that can be used by different collaborators said the Health CS According to Kagwe correct disease diagnosis remains a major challenge in providing appropriate care to patients around the world adding that diagnostic data is essential for patient management and disease prevention Health CS says NPHL s critical role was evident during the covid 19 pandemic with the lab coordinating all aspects of COVID 19 testing across the country in addition to playing a leading role in the fight against the disease through the provision of quality assurance panels and coordination of product allocation and distribution to various COVID 19 testing laboratories in Kenya This support has enabled Kenya to rapidly increase testing sites from an initial site in March 2020 to 95 sites currently testing for COVID 19 using PCR methods and a further 461 sites testing for COVID 19 in using Rapid Antigen kits observed the CS Speaking at the same event Senior Secretary of Health Susan Mochache commended the NPHL team for their efforts to ensure that the National Public Health Laboratory achieves ISO accredited certification Five of the 8 National Reference Laboratories of the National Public Health Lab are now fully ISO accredited They understand National reference laboratory on HIV national reference laboratory in microbiology national reference laboratory on tuberculosis national reference laboratory on food safety and national reference laboratory on malaria The National Public Health Laboratory also holds and analyzes the largest volumes of samples for HIV viral load HIV drug resistance testing tuberculosis culture and drug profiling malaria screening cancer marker microbial drug resistance profiling among others The National Public Health Laboratory was the first facility to test and confirm a case of COVID 19 in Kenya Since then he has coordinated all aspects of COVID 19 testing nationwide and analyzed more than 2 3 million samples for COVID 19 The NPHL which reports to the Ministry of Health plays a vital role in healthcare by providing baseline tests for key diseases and in responding to epidemics in the country and region
    Kenya improves diagnostic systems as National Public Health Laboratory gains ISO certification
      Health CS says essential role of NPHL was evident during covid 19 pandemic with lab coordinating all aspects of COVID 19 testing across the country NAIROBI Kenya October 14 2021 APO Group The National Public Health Laboratory is called upon to play an essential role in the generation of essential data to guide the development of public health policies following its ISO accreditation Speaking at the celebrations for achieving ISO accreditation status and other milestones that elevate the National Public Health Reference Laboratory to international standards Cabinet Secretary of Health Mutahi Kagwe said the The facility had great potential to contribute to biomedical research and clinical trial studies It is on this basis that I asked the head of the laboratory services department through the office of the director general of health to identify critical areas of research that the NPHL can collaborate with other institutes of research such as KEMRI ILRI and various local and international Universities need to provide bench space and diagnostic capacity that can be used by different collaborators said the Health CS According to Kagwe correct disease diagnosis remains a major challenge in providing appropriate care to patients around the world adding that diagnostic data is essential for patient management and disease prevention Health CS says NPHL s critical role was evident during the covid 19 pandemic with the lab coordinating all aspects of COVID 19 testing across the country in addition to playing a leading role in the fight against the disease through the provision of quality assurance panels and coordination of product allocation and distribution to various COVID 19 testing laboratories in Kenya This support has enabled Kenya to rapidly increase testing sites from an initial site in March 2020 to 95 sites currently testing for COVID 19 using PCR methods and a further 461 sites testing for COVID 19 in using Rapid Antigen kits observed the CS Speaking at the same event Senior Secretary of Health Susan Mochache commended the NPHL team for their efforts to ensure that the National Public Health Laboratory achieves ISO accredited certification Five of the 8 National Reference Laboratories of the National Public Health Lab are now fully ISO accredited They understand National reference laboratory on HIV national reference laboratory in microbiology national reference laboratory on tuberculosis national reference laboratory on food safety and national reference laboratory on malaria The National Public Health Laboratory also holds and analyzes the largest volumes of samples for HIV viral load HIV drug resistance testing tuberculosis culture and drug profiling malaria screening cancer marker microbial drug resistance profiling among others The National Public Health Laboratory was the first facility to test and confirm a case of COVID 19 in Kenya Since then he has coordinated all aspects of COVID 19 testing nationwide and analyzed more than 2 3 million samples for COVID 19 The NPHL which reports to the Ministry of Health plays a vital role in healthcare by providing baseline tests for key diseases and in responding to epidemics in the country and region
    Kenya improves diagnostic systems as National Public Health Laboratory gains ISO certification
    Africa1 year ago

    Kenya improves diagnostic systems as National Public Health Laboratory gains ISO certification

    Health CS says essential role of NPHL was evident during covid-19 pandemic, with lab coordinating all aspects of COVID-19 testing across the country

    NAIROBI, Kenya, October 14, 2021 / APO Group / -

    The National Public Health Laboratory is called upon to play an essential role in the generation of essential data to guide the development of public health policies following its ISO accreditation.

    Speaking at the celebrations for achieving ISO accreditation status and other milestones that elevate the National Public Health Reference Laboratory to international standards, Cabinet Secretary of Health Mutahi Kagwe said the The facility had great potential to contribute to biomedical research and clinical trial studies.

    “It is on this basis that I asked the head of the laboratory services department through the office of the director general of health to identify critical areas of research that the NPHL can collaborate with other institutes of research such as KEMRI, ILRI and various local and international. Universities need to provide bench space and diagnostic capacity that can be used by different collaborators, ”said the Health CS.

    According to Kagwe, correct disease diagnosis remains a major challenge in providing appropriate care to patients around the world, adding that diagnostic data is essential for patient management and disease prevention.

    Health CS says NPHL's critical role was evident during the covid-19 pandemic, with the lab coordinating all aspects of COVID-19 testing across the country in addition to playing a leading role in the fight against the disease through the provision of quality assurance panels and coordination of product allocation and distribution to various COVID-19 testing laboratories in Kenya.

    "This support has enabled Kenya to rapidly increase testing sites from an initial site in March 2020 to 95 sites currently testing for COVID-19 using PCR methods, and a further 461 sites testing for COVID-19 in using Rapid Antigen kits, ”observed the CS.

    Speaking at the same event, Senior Secretary of Health Susan Mochache commended the NPHL team for their efforts to ensure that the National Public Health Laboratory achieves ISO accredited certification.

    Five of the 8 National Reference Laboratories of the National Public Health Lab are now fully ISO accredited. They understand; National reference laboratory on HIV, national reference laboratory in microbiology, national reference laboratory on tuberculosis, national reference laboratory on food safety and national reference laboratory on malaria.

    The National Public Health Laboratory also holds and analyzes the largest volumes of samples for HIV viral load, HIV drug resistance testing, tuberculosis culture and drug profiling, malaria screening, cancer marker, microbial drug resistance profiling, among others.

    The National Public Health Laboratory was the first facility to test and confirm a case of COVID-19 in Kenya. Since then, he has coordinated all aspects of COVID-19 testing nationwide and analyzed more than 2.3 million samples for COVID-19.

    The NPHL, which reports to the Ministry of Health, plays a vital role in healthcare by providing baseline tests for key diseases and in responding to epidemics in the country and region.

  •   Electricity production plays a central role in the daily operation of Senelec DAKAR Senegal October 14 2021 APO Group By Miguel Artacho field editor Although Senegal s major offshore oil and gas discoveries have made headlines in the energy sector in recent years major developments are also underway in the electricity sector These are led by the National Electricity Company of Senegal Senelec in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and a variety of local and international investors involved in the power generation and energy sector renewables in Senegal The history of Senelec https bit ly 3ADTKTN goes back many years but was established in its present form in April 1998 It is one of the largest companies in the country and plays a role crucial in the electricity sector as a company in charge of the production transmission distribution and marketing of electricity throughout Senegal The State of Senegal is the majority shareholder with 90 58 of the shares Senelec also works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy headed by HE Minister Sophie Aissatou Gladima which ensures the regulation and control of the electricity sector to make it both efficient and economically viable Senegal has a young and growing population as well as an economy that is strongly recovering from the negative impact of the global pandemic This has led to the constant annual increase in demand for electricity from both home and business sectors In order to adapt to this growing demand for electricity one of Senelec s main challenges is to ensure adequate funding for new power projects and the continued expansion of Senegal s power grid to ensure affordable and reliable energy in economic centers such as Dakar or Saint Louis Liberalization of power At the heart of Senelec s new strategy is the liberalization https bit ly 3FK8mF8 of the power generation industry opening it up to the private sector to build and operate new power plants However Senelec will retain the monopoly on the distribution and transmission of electricity throughout the country The company works closely with the Energy Sector Regulatory Commission CRSE which is the electricity sector regulatory body that conducts a variety of tenders for the participation of investors from the electricity sector Electricity production plays a central role in the daily operation of Senelec https bit ly 3BJ63j0 The objective is to ensure the availability and the best possible maintenance of Senegal s electricity production infrastructure integrating a variety of energy sources including hydrocarbons for thermal power plants natural gas hydroelectricity solar and wind power Senelec relies on the two power plants it owns as well as on private sector plants that supply electricity to the grid In recent years Senegal has made great strides in developing renewable energy projects and to date up to 30 of the electricity produced in Senegal comes from renewable energy sources The country plans to continue developing clean energy sources in order to have a balanced energy mix that respects the environment Network connection Another key element of Senelec s operations https bit ly 3DA17xw is the transmission of electricity through the interconnected power grid Senelec has two electric transport networks one national and the other international The latter links Senegal to neighboring countries such as Mali and Mauritania These international connections are particularly important in the near future as once large scale natural gas production begins in 2023 Senegal will be able to use natural gas for power generation not only to meet domestic demand but also to potentially export electricity to neighboring countries whose electricity networks are not yet as advanced as those of Senegal In terms of electrical distribution https bit ly 3aBI0GV Senelec uses both a 30Kv high voltage network and a low voltage network which is used to deliver electricity to the end consumer This is a process that requires significant technical capacity and as such Senegal has for many years been training highly qualified electrical engineers and technicians in the electricity sector to maintain the integrity and stability of the electricity sector network Senelec also continuously invests in upgrading and modernizing the country s electricity grid so that it operates as efficiently as possible in order to minimize and mitigate the occurrence of power outages that are detrimental to individual consumers and in particularly in the industrial sector because the loss of power can lead to the closure of an entire factory Innovation One of the most notable innovations that Senelec has put in place in recent years is the establishment of a one stop shop as a means of improving the quality of the services https bit ly 2YLTHZy that are available for clients and potential investors This allows them to have a single point of contact with Senelec to receive feedback or the resolution of any problems within seven days The One Stop Shop works by having a committee made up of the different departments within the power company to ensure that all issues are resolved in accordance with best practice in the power industry This project benefited from the support of the World Bank and the Senegalese Investment Promotion Agency APIX www investinsenegal com and it contributed to the improvement of the country s ranking in the Doing Business Rankings of the World Bank Another important innovation is the adoption by SENELEC of the Yeesal Plan https bit ly 3BGa9sd SENELEC 2020 The project started in 2017 and is oriented towards the adoption of ISO 9001 certifications throughout the processes of the company In the Wolof language of Senegal Yeesal is synonymous with renewal transformation and reconstruction Some of the more ambitious aspects of the plan include accelerating access to electricity to 100 of Senegal s rural population and halving household electricity 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      Electricity production plays a central role in the daily operation of Senelec DAKAR Senegal October 14 2021 APO Group By Miguel Artacho field editor Although Senegal s major offshore oil and gas discoveries have made headlines in the energy sector in recent years major developments are also underway in the electricity sector These are led by the National Electricity Company of Senegal Senelec in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and a variety of local and international investors involved in the power generation and energy sector renewables in Senegal The history of Senelec https bit ly 3ADTKTN goes back many years but was established in its present form in April 1998 It is one of the largest companies in the country and plays a role crucial in the electricity sector as a company in charge of the production transmission distribution and marketing of electricity throughout Senegal The State of Senegal is the majority shareholder with 90 58 of the shares Senelec 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    Senelec: Improving the efficiency and reliability of Senegal’s electricity grid (by Miguel Artacho)
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    Senelec: Improving the efficiency and reliability of Senegal’s electricity grid (by Miguel Artacho)

    Electricity production plays a central role in the daily operation of Senelec

    DAKAR, Senegal, October 14, 2021 / APO Group / -

    By Miguel Artacho, field editor

    Although Senegal's major offshore oil and gas discoveries have made headlines in the energy sector in recent years, major developments are also underway in the electricity sector. These are led by the National Electricity Company of Senegal (Senelec) in partnership with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and a variety of local and international investors involved in the power generation and energy sector. renewables in Senegal.

    The history of Senelec (https://bit.ly/3ADTKTN) goes back many years, but was established in its present form in April 1998. It is one of the largest companies in the country and plays a role crucial in the electricity sector as a company in charge of the production, transmission, distribution and marketing of electricity throughout Senegal. The State of Senegal is the majority shareholder with 90.58% of the shares. Senelec also works in close collaboration with the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, headed by HE Minister Sophie Aissatou Gladima, which ensures the regulation and control of the electricity sector to make it both efficient and economically viable.

    Senegal has a young and growing population, as well as an economy that is strongly recovering from the negative impact of the global pandemic. This has led to the constant annual increase in demand for electricity from both home and business sectors. In order to adapt to this growing demand for electricity, one of Senelec's main challenges is to ensure adequate funding for new power projects and the continued expansion of Senegal's power grid to ensure affordable and reliable energy. in economic centers such as Dakar or Saint Louis.

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    Electricity production plays a central role in the daily operation of Senelec (https://bit.ly/3BJ63j0). The objective is to ensure the availability and the best possible maintenance of Senegal's electricity production infrastructure, integrating a variety of energy sources, including hydrocarbons for thermal power plants, natural gas, hydroelectricity, solar and wind power. Senelec relies on the two power plants it owns, as well as on private sector plants that supply electricity to the grid. In recent years, Senegal has made great strides in developing renewable energy projects and to date up to 30% of the electricity produced in Senegal comes from renewable energy sources. The country plans to continue developing clean energy sources in order to have a balanced energy mix that respects the environment.

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    Another key element of Senelec's operations (https://bit.ly/3DA17xw) is the transmission of electricity through the interconnected power grid. Senelec has two electric transport networks, one national and the other international. The latter links Senegal to neighboring countries such as Mali and Mauritania. These international connections are particularly important in the near future, as once large-scale natural gas production begins in 2023, Senegal will be able to use natural gas for power generation not only to meet domestic demand, but also to potentially export electricity to neighboring countries. whose electricity networks are not yet as advanced as those of Senegal.

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    To achieve its various objectives, Senelec does not wish to depend solely on the public sector for its financing and has thus adopted the formula of Public Private Partnership (PPP). Today, investors in the electricity sector can join Senelec and participate in the construction or operation of new power plants and continue to support the dynamism of Senegal's renewable energy sector which has seen some of the most successful projects. success stories from sub-Saharan Africa such as the Taiba N 'The Diaye wind farm is operated by Lekela Power, which is one of Senegal's largest wind energy projects and represents a key component of the Emerging Senegal Plan. The project is designed to generate electricity for at least 20 years from its 46 wind turbines. Meanwhile, up to $ 20 million will be invested under this one-of-a-kind project in broader socio-economic projects for the Taiba N'Diaye region (https://bit.ly/3oXsxcJ) .

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  •   EOS VR s ability to create an immersive experience puts viewers right in the middle of the action by delivering professional picture quality and higher levels of realism DUBAI United Arab Emirates October 12 2021 APO Group Canon www Canon CNA com announces the latest innovation in the EOS R System a pioneering new virtual reality capture solution that harnesses the superior capabilities of the RF mount Canon s EOS VR SYSTEM which features a new Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE lens was developed to meet the demand for high quality 180 VR 3D content With the increasing adoption of VR technology in many industries such as training travel sports live events and documentaries Canon s new offering simplifies the entire capture and post production process 180 stereoscopic VR The EOS VR SYSTEM s ability to create an immersive experience puts viewers right in the middle of the action delivering professional picture quality and higher levels of realism The Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL 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the infamous Red Ring designating it as a professional L series lens that uses two UD elements per lens helping to produce crisp clear images one edge to the other The SWC coating of the Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE lens is ideal for shooting with the sun in the frame as it eliminates ghosting and reflections from sunlight a condition for shooting commonly seen view in VR capture Featuring gelatin backing on the rear elements users of Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE lenses can use third party gelatin ND filters to maintain normal shutter speeds and apertures when shooting shooting in bright conditions The EOS R5 s MF Peaking feature offers simple manual focus assist highlighting areas of focus When using the 8K full frame sensor of the EOS R5 2 the Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE lens enables high resolution 180 VR capture with high dynamic range using Canon Log Log 3 Fast f 2 8 aperture as well as high ISO capabilities of the EOS R5 mean excellent low light performance giving 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professional up to 8K in file size for video output2 designed for post production editing and or final playback on suitable VR headsets Canon s updated EOS utility and Camera Connect app will also provide easy remote control and preview live images while capturing content This high quality solution leverages the benefits of the RF mount while delivering innovative new VR technology to simplify the entire 180 VR capture process from setup to post production 1 The EOS R5 currently the only compatible camera will need a firmware update to be compatible 2 The resolution captured per lens will be slightly lower than 4K due to the two image circles placed side by side on the sensor 3 Canon EOS VR Utility or EOS VR Plug in for Adobe Premiere Pro is required to perform equirectangular conversion of 180 VR images recorded from a compatible camera EOS R5 4 Trial use of the Canon app with still images and videos under 2 minutes is free When exporting EOS VR Utility importing EOS VR plug in for 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    Canon revolutionizes 180 ° virtual reality with its innovative 3D virtual reality system and Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens
      EOS VR s ability to create an immersive experience puts viewers right in the middle of the action by delivering professional picture quality and higher levels of realism DUBAI United Arab Emirates October 12 2021 APO Group Canon www Canon CNA com announces the latest innovation in the EOS R System a pioneering new virtual reality capture solution that harnesses the superior capabilities of the RF mount Canon s EOS VR SYSTEM which features a new Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE lens was developed to meet the demand for high quality 180 VR 3D content With the increasing adoption of VR technology in many industries such as training travel sports live events and documentaries Canon s new offering simplifies the entire capture and post production process 180 stereoscopic VR The EOS VR SYSTEM s ability to create an immersive experience puts viewers right in the middle of the action delivering professional picture quality and higher levels of realism The Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE Lens is Canon s first interchangeable VR lens designed to simplify setup and capture of 180 VR video and stills with the EOS R5 1 while maintaining the high optical performance of the EOS R system This makes 3D content creation more convenient for existing VR content creators professional production companies as well as professionals looking to enter the VR market with a system more efficient In addition to the Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE lens the Canon EOS VR SYSTEM also includes a new Canon VR software application EOS VR Utility and a plug in EOS VR Plug in for Adobe Premiere Pro to streamline the 180 VR post production process improving the experience for content creators from input to output Innovative lens design for easy capture The Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE Front Facing Dual Fisheye Lenses have an ultra wide 190 degree field of view which forms the basis of its stereoscopic VR capture capability Canon s advanced lens design then allows two images to be projected onto the camera s single sensor for perfect alignment and synchronization right from the camera Using the lens in this way the VR setup is simpler than a two camera system Capturing two images on a single sensor also means that the two images have the same performance characteristics avoiding subtle variations such as image quality and exposure that other two sensor systems may suffer Additionally the two EMD aperture units one for each lens are also precisely controlled to maintain consistent exposure on the sensor helping to reduce post production calibration and the expertise required to match the left and right image output The compact lens features a smart folding optical design and 60mm base distance for a natural view Designed to work with compatible cameras within the VR system such as the Canon EOS R5 the system offers both the portability and familiarity of the EOS system Pushing the limits of optics The Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE stereoscopic lens features the infamous Red Ring designating it as a professional L series lens that uses two UD elements per lens helping to produce crisp clear images one edge to the other The SWC coating of the Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE lens is ideal for shooting with the sun in the frame as it eliminates ghosting and reflections from sunlight a condition for shooting commonly seen view in VR capture Featuring gelatin backing on the rear elements users of Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE lenses can use third party gelatin ND filters to maintain normal shutter speeds and apertures when shooting shooting in bright conditions The EOS R5 s MF Peaking feature offers simple manual focus assist highlighting areas of focus When using the 8K full frame sensor of the EOS R5 2 the Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE lens enables high resolution 180 VR capture with high dynamic range using Canon Log Log 3 Fast f 2 8 aperture as well as high ISO capabilities of the EOS R5 mean excellent low light performance giving content creators the flexibility to shoot in a wider range of scenarios Streamlined 180 VR workflows The all new EOS VR SYSTEM uses the Canon RF 5 2mm F2 8L DUAL FISHEYE lens on a single sensor camera where no lens alignment is required meaning only one file is produced for them left and right images that are already perfectly synchronized This allows the Canon software or plug in to accurately convert the captured circular dual fisheye format to a standard 180 VR format ready for further editing in Adobe Premiere Pro or viewing on a VR headset Usually one of the most complicated and time consuming tasks in VR content creation Canon s powerful new EOS VR Utility app and EOS VR plug in for Adobe Premiere Pro make the image conversion process 3 from a circular fisheye double image to a more recognizable effortless 180 side by side equirectangular VR format With these additional solutions videos and photos can be easily processed3 4 and exported in various resolutions and codecs professional up to 8K in file size for video output2 designed for post production editing and or final playback on suitable VR headsets Canon s updated EOS utility and Camera Connect app will also provide easy remote control and preview live images while capturing content This high quality solution leverages the benefits of the RF mount while delivering innovative new VR technology to simplify the entire 180 VR capture process from setup to post production 1 The EOS R5 currently the only compatible camera will need a firmware update to be compatible 2 The resolution captured per lens will be slightly lower than 4K due to the two image circles placed side by side on the sensor 3 Canon EOS VR Utility or EOS VR Plug in for Adobe Premiere Pro is required to perform equirectangular conversion of 180 VR images recorded from a compatible camera EOS R5 4 Trial use of the Canon app with still images and videos under 2 minutes is free When exporting EOS VR Utility importing EOS VR plug in for Adobe Premiere Pro videos of 2 minutes or longer a paid subscription is required
    Canon revolutionizes 180 ° virtual reality with its innovative 3D virtual reality system and Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens
    Africa1 year ago

    Canon revolutionizes 180 ° virtual reality with its innovative 3D virtual reality system and Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens

    EOS VR's ability to create an immersive experience puts viewers right in the middle of the action by delivering professional picture quality and higher levels of realism

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, October 12, 2021 / APO Group / -

    Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) announces the latest innovation in the EOS R System, a pioneering new virtual reality capture solution that harnesses the superior capabilities of the RF mount. Canon's EOS VR SYSTEM, which features a new Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens, was developed to meet the demand for high quality 180 ° VR 3D content. With the increasing adoption of VR technology in many industries such as training, travel, sports, live events and documentaries, Canon's new offering simplifies the entire capture and post-production process. 180 ° stereoscopic VR. The EOS VR SYSTEM's ability to create an immersive experience puts viewers right in the middle of the action, delivering professional picture quality and higher levels of realism.

    The Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE Lens is Canon's first interchangeable VR lens, designed to simplify setup and capture of 180 ° VR video and stills with the EOS R5 [1] - while maintaining the high optical performance of the EOS R system. This makes 3D content creation more convenient for existing VR content creators, professional production companies as well as professionals looking to enter the VR market with a system more efficient. In addition to the Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens, the Canon EOS VR SYSTEM also includes a new Canon VR software application (EOS VR Utility) and a plug-in (EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro ) to streamline the 180 ° VR post-production process, improving the experience for content creators from input to output.

    Innovative lens design for easy capture

    The Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE Front-Facing Dual Fisheye Lenses have an ultra-wide 190-degree field of view which forms the basis of its stereoscopic VR capture capability. Canon's advanced lens design then allows two images to be projected onto the camera's single sensor for perfect alignment and synchronization right from the camera. Using the lens in this way, the VR setup is simpler than a two camera system.

    Capturing two images on a single sensor also means that the two images have the same performance characteristics, avoiding subtle variations such as image quality and exposure that other two-sensor systems may suffer. Additionally, the two EMD (aperture) units, one for each lens, are also precisely controlled to maintain consistent exposure on the sensor, helping to reduce post-production calibration and the expertise required to match. the left and right image output.

    The compact lens features a smart folding optical design and 60mm base distance for a natural view. Designed to work with compatible cameras within the VR system such as the Canon EOS R5, the system offers both the portability and familiarity of the EOS system.

    Pushing the limits of optics

    The Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE stereoscopic lens features the infamous Red Ring, designating it as a professional L-series lens that uses two UD elements per lens, helping to produce crisp, clear images, one edge to the other. The SWC coating of the Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens is ideal for shooting with the sun in the frame, as it eliminates ghosting and reflections from sunlight - a condition for shooting. commonly seen view in VR capture.

    Featuring gelatin backing on the rear elements, users of Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lenses can use third-party gelatin ND filters to maintain "normal" shutter speeds and apertures when shooting. shooting in bright conditions. The EOS R5's MF Peaking feature offers simple manual focus assist, highlighting areas of focus.

    When using the 8K full frame sensor of the EOS R5 [2], the Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens enables high-resolution 180 ° VR capture with high dynamic range using Canon Log / Log 3. Fast f / 2.8 aperture as well as high ISO capabilities of the EOS R5 mean excellent low-light performance - giving content creators the flexibility to shoot in a wider range of scenarios.

    Streamlined 180 ° VR workflows

    The all new EOS VR SYSTEM uses the Canon RF 5.2mm F2.8L DUAL FISHEYE lens on a single sensor camera where no lens alignment is required, meaning only one file is produced for them. left and right images that are already perfectly synchronized. This allows the Canon software or plug-in to accurately convert the captured circular dual fisheye format to a standard 180 ° VR format, ready for further editing in Adobe Premiere Pro or viewing on a VR headset.

    Usually one of the most complicated and time consuming tasks in VR content creation, Canon's powerful new EOS VR Utility app and EOS VR plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro make the image conversion process. [3], from a circular fisheye double image to a more recognizable, effortless 180 ° side-by-side equirectangular VR format. With these additional solutions, videos and photos can be easily processed3, [4] and exported in various resolutions and codecs (professional), up to 8K in file size for video output2 - designed for post-production editing and / or final playback on suitable VR headsets.

    Canon's updated EOS utility and Camera Connect app will also provide easy remote control and preview live images while capturing content.

    This high-quality solution leverages the benefits of the RF mount while delivering innovative new VR technology to simplify the entire 180 ° VR capture process from setup to post-production.

    [1] The EOS R5 (currently the only compatible camera) will need a firmware update to be compatible.

    [2] The resolution captured per lens will be slightly lower than 4K due to the two image circles placed side by side on the sensor.

    [3] Canon EOS VR Utility or EOS VR Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro is required to perform equirectangular conversion of 180 ° VR images recorded from a compatible camera (EOS R5).

    [4] Trial use of the Canon app with still images and videos under 2 minutes is free. When exporting (EOS VR Utility) / importing (EOS VR plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro) videos of 2 minutes or longer, a paid subscription is required.

  •   TECNO s CAMON 18 Premier with Low Blue Light certification from T V Rheinland will provide consumers with the best possible eye care HONG KONG China September 30 2021 APO Group TECNO www TECNO Mobile com announced today that its latest smartphone to be released in October TECNO CANOM 18 Premier has received two new internationally recognized T V Rheinland certifications for Low Blue Light hardware solution and Safe Fast respectively Charge Systems It will provide consumers with better eye protection and the safety of fast charging for long time use of the phone The negative eye damage caused by the blue lights of computer and cell phone screens has become a hot topic in recent years especially with the increase of long hours of smartphone use in the daily lives of heavy users of the Internet phones and even teenagers and children According to extensive industry research blue light penetrates all the way to the retina and too much exposure to blue light can damage photosensitive cells in the retina and can even lead to permanent vision loss for consumers While blue light can technically be found anywhere it is more excessively present in computer and phone screens as well as fluorescent and LED lights TECNO s CAMON 18 Premier with Low Blue Light certification from T V Rheinland will provide consumers with the best possible eye care T V Rheinland is a world leader in laboratory testing and product certification according to ISO IEC and other international standards T V Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification is accredited by T V Rheinland for a variety of relevant technologies including low blue light and photobiological safety for smartphones As a certified Low Blue Light hardware solution product from T V Rheinland the CAMON 18 Premier can move the blue light peak outside the range of 415nm 455nm where it is considered the wavelengths of light strongest and potentially most dangerous blue to provide comfort for your eyes throughout the day and reduce overall energy consumption To ensure that no compromises were made on the CAMON 18 Premier s display wide color gamut testing was carried out to ensure that users can enjoy both low blue light for eye protection and bright colors Besides the eye protection of Low Blue Light a safe fast charging system will provide consumers with a worry free smartphone experience with fast efficient and reliable charging while maintaining battery life With a 33W flash charge the CAMON 18 Premier promises over 64 in just half an hour and a full charge in under 68 minutes TECNO is a rising star of the international smartphone brand designed to serve young consumers in global emerging markets who keep browsing for the best opportunities of the future With Stop At Nothing as the essence of the brand TECNO is committed to unlocking the best contemporary technologies for these progressive individuals offering them elegantly designed products that inspire them to discover a world of possibilities
    CAMON 18 Premier from TECNO certified by TÜV Rheinland for low protection against blue eye light and a safe fast charging system
      TECNO s CAMON 18 Premier with Low Blue Light certification from T V Rheinland will provide consumers with the best possible eye care HONG KONG China September 30 2021 APO Group TECNO www TECNO Mobile com announced today that its latest smartphone to be released in October TECNO CANOM 18 Premier has received two new internationally recognized T V Rheinland certifications for Low Blue Light hardware solution and Safe Fast respectively Charge Systems It will provide consumers with better eye protection and the safety of fast charging for long time use of the phone The negative eye damage caused by the blue lights of computer and cell phone screens has become a hot topic in recent years especially with the increase of long hours of smartphone use in the daily lives of heavy users of the Internet phones and even teenagers and children According to extensive industry research blue light penetrates all the way to the retina and too much exposure to blue light can damage photosensitive cells in the retina and can even lead to permanent vision loss for consumers While blue light can technically be found anywhere it is more excessively present in computer and phone screens as well as fluorescent and LED lights TECNO s CAMON 18 Premier with Low Blue Light certification from T V Rheinland will provide consumers with the best possible eye care T V Rheinland is a world leader in laboratory testing and product certification according to ISO IEC and other international standards T V Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification is accredited by T V Rheinland for a variety of relevant technologies including low blue light and photobiological safety for smartphones As a certified Low Blue Light hardware solution product from T V Rheinland the CAMON 18 Premier can move the blue light peak outside the range of 415nm 455nm where it is considered the wavelengths of light strongest and potentially most dangerous blue to provide comfort for your eyes throughout the day and reduce overall energy consumption To ensure that no compromises were made on the CAMON 18 Premier s display wide color gamut testing was carried out to ensure that users can enjoy both low blue light for eye protection and bright colors Besides the eye protection of Low Blue Light a safe fast charging system will provide consumers with a worry free smartphone experience with fast efficient and reliable charging while maintaining battery life With a 33W flash charge the CAMON 18 Premier promises over 64 in just half an hour and a full charge in under 68 minutes TECNO is a rising star of the international smartphone brand designed to serve young consumers in global emerging markets who keep browsing for the best opportunities of the future With Stop At Nothing as the essence of the brand TECNO is committed to unlocking the best contemporary technologies for these progressive individuals offering them elegantly designed products that inspire them to discover a world of possibilities
    CAMON 18 Premier from TECNO certified by TÜV Rheinland for low protection against blue eye light and a safe fast charging system
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    CAMON 18 Premier from TECNO certified by TÜV Rheinland for low protection against blue eye light and a safe fast charging system

    TECNO's CAMON 18 Premier with Low Blue Light certification from TÜV Rheinland will provide consumers with the best possible eye care

    HONG KONG, China, September 30, 2021 / APO Group / -

    TECNO (www.TECNO-Mobile.com) announced today that its latest smartphone to be released in October —— TECNO CANOM 18 Premier has received two new internationally recognized TÜV Rheinland certifications for Low Blue Light (hardware solution) and Safe Fast respectively -Charge Systems. . It will provide consumers with better eye protection and the safety of fast charging for long time use of the phone.

    The negative eye damage caused by the blue lights of computer and cell phone screens has become a hot topic in recent years, especially with the increase of long hours of smartphone use in the daily lives of heavy users of the Internet. phones and even teenagers and children. According to extensive industry research, blue light penetrates all the way to the retina and too much exposure to blue light can damage photosensitive cells in the retina and can even lead to permanent vision loss for consumers. While blue light can technically be found anywhere, it is more excessively present in computer and phone screens, as well as fluorescent and LED lights. TECNO's CAMON 18 Premier with Low Blue Light certification from TÜV Rheinland will provide consumers with the best possible eye care.

    TÜV Rheinland is a world leader in laboratory testing and product certification according to ISO, IEC and other international standards. TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification is accredited by TÜV Rheinland for a variety of relevant technologies, including low blue light and photobiological safety for smartphones. As a certified Low Blue Light (hardware solution) product from TÜV Rheinland, the CAMON 18 Premier can move the blue light peak outside the range of 415nm-455nm where it is considered the wavelengths of light. strongest and potentially most dangerous blue, to provide comfort for your eyes throughout the day and reduce overall energy consumption. To ensure that no compromises were made on the CAMON 18 Premier's display, wide color gamut testing was carried out to ensure that users can enjoy both low blue light for eye protection and bright colors.

    Besides the eye protection of Low Blue Light, a safe fast charging system will provide consumers with a worry-free smartphone experience with fast, efficient and reliable charging while maintaining battery life. With a 33W flash charge, the CAMON 18 Premier promises over 64% in just half an hour and a full charge in under 68 minutes.

    TECNO is a rising star of the international smartphone brand designed to serve young consumers in global emerging markets who keep browsing for the best opportunities of the future. With "Stop At Nothing" as the essence of the brand, TECNO is committed to unlocking the best contemporary technologies for these progressive individuals, offering them elegantly designed products that inspire them to discover a world of possibilities.

  •   For vloggers these features enable them to capture higher quality footage in low light and create a shallow depth of field even at wide angles DUBAI United Arab Emirates September 15 2021 APO Group Canon www Canon CNA com today announces the launch of two new RF lenses designed to help the next generation of enthusiasts and content creators curate a kit bag with great potential at a low cost These two lightweight compact lenses include Canon s first ultra wide prime lens in the EOS R line up the RF 16mm F2 8 STM and the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM a telephoto zoom lens that brings the photographer closer to subject The versatile RF 16mm F2 8 STM meets the growing demand for vlogging while also offering a lens that s perfect for landscape architectural and astrophotography Helping photographers bridge the gap to distant subjects the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM is ideal for sports and wildlife photography With the addition of these two new lenses Canon s EOS R System takes another step forward with its aim to provide imaging solutions to meet every need New focal lengths for aspiring photographers and content creators These new lenses benefit from the EOS R System s wide diameter mount and short flange distance creating high quality lenses with new focal lengths and a compact size The RF 16mm F2 8 STM and RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM achieve impressive optical performance at a price that makes them accessible for all levels of photographer The RF 16mm F2 8 STM is a prime lens tailored to content creators giving them a full frame ultra wide angle lens to take their content to the next level The RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM gives amateur photographers the ability to capture similar photos to professionals thanks to the incredible zoom of 400mm Both employ Canon s advanced optical technology including Super Spectra Coating to reduce ghosting and flare that results in crisp detailed images These models also use a single aspherical lens to achieve high image quality and reduce the presence of aberrations that might distort an image without the need for multiple lens elements that add bulk The RF 16mm F2 8 STM See the wider picture Offering a wide angle and aperture the RF 16mm F2 8 STM is a versatile lens that is well suited to vlogging as well as a number of genres of photography such as group photos environmental portraits and architecture The first ultra wide angle prime lens in the EOS R System the RF 16mm F2 8 STM offers a 16mm focal length which produces an extra wide field of view and exaggerated sense of depth With a wide aperture of f 2 8 this lens is great when shooting in low light such as astrophotography and for high shutter speed photography For vloggers these features enable them to capture higher quality footage in low light and create a shallow depth of field even at wide angles so that subjects pop against a softened background As a lightweight prime lens it s a fantastic companion for vlogging on the go When looking for a narrower angle when shooting video users can pair the RF 16mm F2 8 STM with EOS R cameras to shoot in APS C crop mode to effectively turn the lens into a 25 6mm lens Employing Canon s STM focusing motor the RF 16mm F2 8 STM allows for smooth near silent focusing during video recording Offering a minimum focusing distance of 0 13m photographers and content creators alike can capture sharp images even when shooting from close range The RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM Get closer to the action Designed for budding sports and wildlife photographers this telephoto zoom offers a flexible focal range of 100 400mm great for capturing distant subjects When stood on the side lines of a football game for example the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM gives photographers the same incredible reach as professional telephoto lenses so that they can capture the action and emotion of players throughout Alongside the telephoto performance the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM has a minimum focusing distance of 0 88m 1 and maximum magnification of 0 41x 2 so that photographers can capture all the details of a subject at closer range The RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM achieves 5 5 stops of in lens optical image stabilisation which increases to 6 stops when coordinated control is used with cameras featuring In Body Image Stabilisation IBIS Designed for speed and precision the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM is equipped with a Nano USM focus motor for smooth fast focus and with the lens control ring gives users enhanced control over AV Tv exposure and ISO settings The bright viewfinder and extended ISO capabilities of EOS R camera bodies combined with Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables photographers to utilise a lens that breaks traditional conventions of size weight and focal range to capture images with convenience Create a compact yet versatile kit bag With both these new lenses photography and video enthusiasts can build a lightweight kit bag that unlocks a number of possibilities The new RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM and RF 16mm F2 8 STM offer versatile focal lengths suited for a wide range of genres The RF 16mm F2 8 STM is a featherweight lens at only 165g great for vloggers wanting to shoot footage on the go or landscape photographers wanting a portable yet powerful wide angle lens Weighing just 635g the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM is a lens which achieves an exceptional telephoto focal length without added bulk An invaluable tool for any nature enthusiast it s portable enough to carry around on long walks looking for wildlife to capture Also launching today is the EOS R3 a must have for professional sports and news photographers For more information please visit the website https bit ly 2XpDSqs Key features RF 16mm F2 8 STM Ultra wide angle prime lens with 16mm focal length Wide bright F2 8 aperture Smooth quiet STM focusing motor Weighs only 165g 0 13m minimum focusing distance 0 13m Maximum magnification of 0 26x Key features RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM Flexible 100 400mm focal range Weighing only 635g its lighter than lenses with similar specifications 0 88m minimum focusing distance at 200mm Nano USM focus motor for smooth fast focus 5 5 stops Optical Image Stabilizer compatible with In Body Image Stabilizer IBIS 1 The minimum focal distance is achieved at a 200mm focal range 2 The maximum magnification is achieved at a 400mm focal range
    Shoot further and capture wider, with Canon’s new RF lenses
      For vloggers these features enable them to capture higher quality footage in low light and create a shallow depth of field even at wide angles DUBAI United Arab Emirates September 15 2021 APO Group Canon www Canon CNA com today announces the launch of two new RF lenses designed to help the next generation of enthusiasts and content creators curate a kit bag with great potential at a low cost These two lightweight compact lenses include Canon s first ultra wide prime lens in the EOS R line up the RF 16mm F2 8 STM and the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM a telephoto zoom lens that brings the photographer closer to subject The versatile RF 16mm F2 8 STM meets the growing demand for vlogging while also offering a lens that s perfect for landscape architectural and astrophotography Helping photographers bridge the gap to distant subjects the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM is ideal for sports and wildlife photography With the addition of these two new lenses Canon s EOS R System takes another step forward with its aim to provide imaging solutions to meet every need New focal lengths for aspiring photographers and content creators These new lenses benefit from the EOS R System s wide diameter mount and short flange distance creating high quality lenses with new focal lengths and a compact size The RF 16mm F2 8 STM and RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM achieve impressive optical performance at a price that makes them accessible for all levels of photographer The RF 16mm F2 8 STM is a prime lens tailored to content creators giving them a full frame ultra wide angle lens to take their content to the next level The RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM gives amateur photographers the ability to capture similar photos to professionals thanks to the incredible zoom of 400mm Both employ Canon s advanced optical technology including Super Spectra Coating to reduce ghosting and flare that results in crisp detailed images These models also use a single aspherical lens to achieve high image quality and reduce the presence of aberrations that might distort an image without the need for multiple lens elements that add bulk The RF 16mm F2 8 STM See the wider picture Offering a wide angle and aperture the RF 16mm F2 8 STM is a versatile lens that is well suited to vlogging as well as a number of genres of photography such as group photos environmental portraits and architecture The first ultra wide angle prime lens in the EOS R System the RF 16mm F2 8 STM offers a 16mm focal length which produces an extra wide field of view and exaggerated sense of depth With a wide aperture of f 2 8 this lens is great when shooting in low light such as astrophotography and for high shutter speed photography For vloggers these features enable them to capture higher quality footage in low light and create a shallow depth of field even at wide angles so that subjects pop against a softened background As a lightweight prime lens it s a fantastic companion for vlogging on the go When looking for a narrower angle when shooting video users can pair the RF 16mm F2 8 STM with EOS R cameras to shoot in APS C crop mode to effectively turn the lens into a 25 6mm lens Employing Canon s STM focusing motor the RF 16mm F2 8 STM allows for smooth near silent focusing during video recording Offering a minimum focusing distance of 0 13m photographers and content creators alike can capture sharp images even when shooting from close range The RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM Get closer to the action Designed for budding sports and wildlife photographers this telephoto zoom offers a flexible focal range of 100 400mm great for capturing distant subjects When stood on the side lines of a football game for example the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM gives photographers the same incredible reach as professional telephoto lenses so that they can capture the action and emotion of players throughout Alongside the telephoto performance the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM has a minimum focusing distance of 0 88m 1 and maximum magnification of 0 41x 2 so that photographers can capture all the details of a subject at closer range The RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM achieves 5 5 stops of in lens optical image stabilisation which increases to 6 stops when coordinated control is used with cameras featuring In Body Image Stabilisation IBIS Designed for speed and precision the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM is equipped with a Nano USM focus motor for smooth fast focus and with the lens control ring gives users enhanced control over AV Tv exposure and ISO settings The bright viewfinder and extended ISO capabilities of EOS R camera bodies combined with Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables photographers to utilise a lens that breaks traditional conventions of size weight and focal range to capture images with convenience Create a compact yet versatile kit bag With both these new lenses photography and video enthusiasts can build a lightweight kit bag that unlocks a number of possibilities The new RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM and RF 16mm F2 8 STM offer versatile focal lengths suited for a wide range of genres The RF 16mm F2 8 STM is a featherweight lens at only 165g great for vloggers wanting to shoot footage on the go or landscape photographers wanting a portable yet powerful wide angle lens Weighing just 635g the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM is a lens which achieves an exceptional telephoto focal length without added bulk An invaluable tool for any nature enthusiast it s portable enough to carry around on long walks looking for wildlife to capture Also launching today is the EOS R3 a must have for professional sports and news photographers For more information please visit the website https bit ly 2XpDSqs Key features RF 16mm F2 8 STM Ultra wide angle prime lens with 16mm focal length Wide bright F2 8 aperture Smooth quiet STM focusing motor Weighs only 165g 0 13m minimum focusing distance 0 13m Maximum magnification of 0 26x Key features RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM Flexible 100 400mm focal range Weighing only 635g its lighter than lenses with similar specifications 0 88m minimum focusing distance at 200mm Nano USM focus motor for smooth fast focus 5 5 stops Optical Image Stabilizer compatible with In Body Image Stabilizer IBIS 1 The minimum focal distance is achieved at a 200mm focal range 2 The maximum magnification is achieved at a 400mm focal range
    Shoot further and capture wider, with Canon’s new RF lenses
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    Shoot further and capture wider, with Canon’s new RF lenses

    For vloggers, these features enable them to capture higher quality footage in low light and create a shallow depth of field even at wide angles

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, September 15, 2021/APO Group/ --

    Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) today announces the launch of two new RF lenses, designed to help the next generation of enthusiasts and content creators curate a kit bag with great potential, at a low cost. These two lightweight, compact lenses include Canon’s first ultra-wide prime lens in the EOS R line-up, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM and the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM – a telephoto zoom lens that brings the photographer closer to subject. The versatile RF 16mm F2.8 STM meets the growing demand for vlogging, while also offering a lens that’s perfect for landscape, architectural and astrophotography. Helping photographers bridge the gap to distant subjects, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is ideal for sports and wildlife photography.

    With the addition of these two new lenses, Canon’s EOS R System takes another step forward with its aim to provide imaging solutions to meet every need.

    New focal lengths for aspiring photographers and content creators

    These new lenses benefit from the EOS R System’s wide diameter mount and short flange distance - creating high quality lenses with new focal lengths and a compact size. The RF 16mm F2.8 STM and RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM achieve impressive optical performance at a price that makes them accessible for all levels of photographer. The RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a prime lens tailored to content creators, giving them a full frame ultra-wide-angle lens to take their content to the next level. The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM gives amateur photographers the ability to capture similar photos to professionals, thanks to the incredible zoom of 400mm. Both employ Canon’s advanced optical technology, including Super Spectra Coating to reduce ghosting and flare that results in crisp, detailed images. These models also use a single aspherical lens to achieve high image quality and reduce the presence of aberrations that might distort an image, without the need for multiple lens elements that add bulk.

    The RF 16mm F2.8 STM: See the wider picture

    Offering a wide angle and aperture, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a versatile lens that is well suited to vlogging as well as a number of genres of photography, such as group photos, environmental portraits and architecture. The first ultra-wide angle prime lens in the EOS R System, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM offers a 16mm focal length which produces an extra-wide field of view and exaggerated sense of depth. With a wide aperture of f/2.8 this lens is great when shooting in low light such as astrophotography and for high shutter speed photography. For vloggers, these features enable them to capture higher quality footage in low light and create a shallow depth of field even at wide angles, so that subjects pop against a softened background. As a lightweight prime lens, it’s a fantastic companion for vlogging on the go. When looking for a narrower angle when shooting video, users can pair the RF 16mm F2.8 STM with EOS R cameras to shoot in APS-C crop mode to effectively turn the lens into a 25.6mm lens. Employing Canon’s STM focusing motor, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM allows for smooth, near silent focusing during video recording. Offering a minimum focusing distance of 0.13m, photographers and content creators alike can capture sharp images even when shooting from close range

    The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM: Get closer to the action

    Designed for budding sports and wildlife photographers, this telephoto zoom offers a flexible focal range of 100 – 400mm, great for capturing distant subjects. When stood on the side-lines of a football game, for example, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM gives photographers the same incredible reach as professional telephoto lenses so that they can capture the action and emotion of players throughout. Alongside the telephoto performance, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM has a minimum focusing distance of 0.88m [1] and maximum magnification of 0.41x [2], so that photographers can capture all the details of a subject at closer range. The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM achieves 5.5 stops of in-lens optical image stabilisation, which increases to 6 stops when coordinated control is used with cameras featuring In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS). Designed for speed and precision, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is equipped with a Nano USM focus motor for smooth, fast focus and with the lens control ring, gives users enhanced control over AV, Tv, exposure and ISO settings. The bright viewfinder and extended ISO capabilities of EOS R camera bodies combined with Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables photographers to utilise a lens that breaks traditional conventions of size, weight, and focal range to capture images with convenience.

    Create a compact, yet versatile kit bag

    With both these new lenses, photography and video enthusiasts can build a lightweight kit bag that unlocks a number of possibilities. The new RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM and RF 16mm F2.8 STM, offer versatile focal lengths, suited for a wide range of genres.  The RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a featherweight lens at only 165g – great for vloggers wanting to shoot footage on the go or landscape photographers wanting a portable, yet powerful wide-angle lens. Weighing just 635g, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a lens which achieves an exceptional telephoto focal length without added bulk. An invaluable tool for any nature enthusiast, it’s portable enough to carry around on long walks looking for wildlife to capture.

    Also launching today is the EOS R3, a must-have for professional sports and news photographers. For more information, please visit the website: https://bit.ly/2XpDSqs

     Key features RF 16mm F2.8 STM:

    Ultra wide-angle prime lens with 16mm focal length Wide, bright F2.8 aperture Smooth quiet STM focusing motor Weighs only 165g 0.13m minimum focusing distance 0.13m Maximum magnification of 0.26x

    Key features RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM:

    Flexible 100-400mm focal range Weighing only 635g, its lighter than lenses with similar specifications 0.88m minimum focusing distance at 200mm Nano USM focus motor for smooth, fast focus 5.5 stops Optical Image Stabilizer/ compatible with In Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS)

    [1] The minimum focal distance is achieved at a 200mm focal range.

    [2] The maximum magnification is achieved at a 400mm focal range

  •   The EOS R3 gives the optimal balance of performance resolution and speed to offer news and sports photographers a camera to outperform and outpace the competition DUBAI United Arab Emirates September 15 2021 APO Group Canon www Canon CNA com today announces the highly anticipated EOS R3 a powerhouse for sports photography and reportage Blending tradition with cutting edge technology the EOS R3 offers all the familiarity and speed of Canon s renowned EOS 1 series with the innovation and versatility of the pioneering EOS R System Designed using feedback from the most demanding professional press and sports photographers the EOS R3 features over 100 improvements upon Canon s mirrorless and DSLR models The result is a camera which dramatically streamlines workflows and takes the connection between camera and photographer to new levels for unbeatable speed and responsiveness With a brand new innovative 24 1 megapixel sensor the EOS R3 gives the optimal balance of performance resolution and speed to offer news and sports photographers a camera to outperform and outpace the competition The future is fast Leveraging the ground breaking new 24 1 megapixel backside illuminated stacked CMOS sensor the EOS R3 offers lightning fast image capture and enhanced responsiveness The powerful sensor almost entirely eliminates rolling shutter distortion and with a rapid shutter speed offering a range of 30 seconds to 1 64000th of a second 1 it helps sports photographers freeze the fastest of subjects When using the electronic shutter photographers can shoot up to 30fps with AE and AF tracking even when shooting RAW files as well as options for shooting at 15fps and 3fps The electronic shutter can also be used with both Canon and third party flashes for the first time Removing the traditional weaknesses of electronic shutters Canon has introduced Flicker detection and a High Frequency anti flicker shooting mode to detect and correct flickering light sources and prevent banding or colour and exposure issues The EOS R3 s high speed performance does not stop at the frames per second it extends to the focusing as well Capable of focusing in 0 03 seconds the EOS R3 is the fastest EOS R series camera yet 2 perfect for capturing the unpredictable action of sport and reportage Powered by Dual Pixel CMOS AF II the EOS R3 features an improved Deep Learning algorithm offering AF tracking including human and animal eye body and face detection as well as head detection for humans in both stills and videos Designed with motorsports photographers in mind Canon has also introduced a vehicle tracking function to expertly track motorbikes open cockpit Formula cars as well as GT and rally cars with the ability to prioritise the vehicle or the driver s helmet Eye face head and body detection are now available in all AF modes as well as a new Flexible Zone allowing users to select the size and shape of the Zone AF area The EOS R3 sets a new standard for its ability to focus in lighting conditions as low as 7 5 EV 3 making this one of the most capable low light cameras available To maximise control over all these AF options the EOS R3 offers three different ways to select the AF points the quick smart controller the precise multi controller and the instinctive Eye Control AF Eye control AF provides a more natural connection between the camera and the photographer This intuitive and pioneering AF point selection method moves the focus point to where the photographer looks In situations where the story can quickly unfold this allows photographers to instinctively focus on the action with just a look Enhancing the ability for handheld shooting and steady movie production on the move the 5 axis In Body Image Stabilizer can combine with optical Image Stabilizer in selected RF lenses and offers industry leading performance with up to 8 stops Outpace your peers For professional photographers shooting in the field it s not just about the speed of capturing a moment but also the speed of getting it to the news desks and editors that matters With a number of professional connectivity options including built in version 5 0 Bluetooth and 5 GHz 4 Wi Fi the EOS R3 streamlines workflows and simplifies the connection to a smartphone or Wi Fi network Ideal for sport arenas the built in Gigabit Ethernet port enables a high speed wired connection And for when speed really matters photographers can transmit images to clients via FTP For existing EOS R5 5 and EOS 1D X Mark III users network settings can be shared between the three cameras Users can remotely control the camera from a mobile device using the Canon s Camera Connect App or using the Browser Remote function via an ethernet connection A popular feature from the EOS 1D X Mark III the Browser Remote function also enables users and head offices to remotely change metadata browse and download images Users will also be able to use Canon s Mobile File Transfer MFT app 6 a mobile application for professional photographers that transfers images over a mobile device to an FTP FTPS SFTP server Future enhancements of the app will include text conversion of voice memo enhancing ease of use for professionals A new smartphone holder accessory for the EOS R3 the Smartphone Link AD P1 allows users to mount their iOS or Android device on top of the Multi Function Shoe Adapter and easily transmit images via the new MFT app 7 The Canon Camera Connect app now enables the EOS R3 firmware to be updated via your phone a first for an EOS camera Incredible video capabilities As with the EOS R5 the EOS R3 takes Canon s hybrid offering to the next level meeting the demand for photographers to capture the action in both high quality stills and impressive high resolution video It offers powerful video capability capturing 6K 60p RAW resolution footage which offers 50 per cent more detail than 4K With 6K CRM RAW files exposure and white balance can be corrected post capture to ensure stunning image reproduction 4K footage up to 60p is oversampled from 6K guaranteeing the highest possible 4K movie quality Great for high speed and dynamic sports the EOS R3 captures 4K 120p footage for stunning 4K resolution slow motion It s now possible to record up to six hours of regular video or 1 5 hours at high 119 88 100p frame rates 8 At its core the EOS R3 is designed to help photographers outpace their competitors and the same is true for video To reduce the file size and speed up video workflows CRM light or MP4 footage can be recorded in All I IPB or the smaller IPB light option allowing users to select from a range of bit rates to meet their needs and storage requirements Dual card slots including a UHS II SD card slot and the ultra high speed CFexpress make shooting 6K RAW video possible and support simultaneous recording to both cards in MP4 9 providing a fail safe back up of vital footage Canon s renowned Canon LOG 3 enables 10 bit internal recording to achieve a greater dynamic range or 10bit HDR PQ which minimises the need for editing or grading footage in post production Excellent for roving reporters the EOS R3 features Canon s new Multi Function Shoe and is compatible with the newly launched Directional Stereo Microphone DM E1D a camera powered directional stereo microphone using digital processing and the TEAC Tascam CA XLR2d C XLR adapter which enables two channel recording with professional XLR microphones Instinctive shooting experience Offering all the speed and familiarity of the EOS 1 series Canon s latest mirrorless employs a new Canon developed blackout free high quality 5 76 million dot electronic viewfinder with low lag and refresh rate of up to 120 fps at full resolution for a viewing experience that rivals an optical viewfinder Along with the newly introduced OVF simulation View Assist the viewfinder offers richer tones and greater dynamic range The shutter lag can be reduced to an astonishing 20ms less than half that of a conventional camera for near instant capture when the shutter release is pressed The new high resolution Vari Angle 4 1 million dot touch screen provides more detail than ever before and offers greater flexibility of shooting angles thanks to its ability to tilt and rotate into a range of positions Combining existing EOS ergonomics with new controls and a number of new customisation options for users including shutter sounds with volume control the EOS R3 provides familiar yet advanced control To save time when moving between camera bodies photographers can easily copy and save personalised settings to memory cards Using the same LP E19 battery as the EOS 1D X Mark II and EOS 1D X Mark III the EOS R3 enables extended shooting and greater compatibility with existing DSLRs The EOS R3 employs a new lightweight dust and water resistant magnesium body for use in harsh conditions Weather resistance can be also maintained when using existing Speedlites by connecting them to the newly announced Multi Function Shoe Adapter AD E1 The EOS R3 also powers the new compact Speedlite Transmitter ST E10 through the Multi Function Shoe which gives photographers the ability to remotely control multiple radio Speedlites The EOS R3 is an ultra fast highly responsive camera that gives sports and news photographers the competitive advantage they need to get the winning shot Also launching today are the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM and RF 16mm F2 8 STM two new versatile and powerful RF lenses bringing new focal lengths to the range For more information about these lenses please click here https bit ly 3tLKMSH https bit ly 3AcyFk0 EOS R3 Key Features New Canon developed 24 1 megapixel back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor 30fps with AF AE tracking Shutter speed offering a range of 30 seconds to 1 64000 of a second when using the electronic shutter Eye Control AF point selection AF tracking of people animals including birds and motorsports racing motorbikes and racing cars Full width 6K 60p RAW video recorded internally to a CFexpress card Focus in light levels as low as 7 5 EV 1 When using the electronic shutter The mechanical shutter provides a range of 1 8000th to 30 seconds 2 Correct as of 13th September 2021 For fastest AF speed Calculated based on the results of AF speed tests in accordance with CIPA guidelines Results may vary depending on shooting conditions and lenses used Relies on internal measurement method Test conditions Brightness at time of distance measurement EV12 regular temperature ISO 100 Shooting mode M Lens in use RF24 105mm F4 7 1 IS STM When shooting stills with manual shutter button operation AF mode Single point AF central AF operation One shot AF 3 When using f 1 2 lens under the following conditions centre focus point room temperature One shot AF ISO 100 This does not apply to RF lenses with DS Defocus Smoothing coating 4 5 GHz Wi Fi is only available in select regions 5 When used with the WFT R10 wireless file transmitter 6 Public availability of the app is anticipated for Q1 2022 Initially the app version 1 3 0 will be free of charge as a trial version Future versions will incur a charge 7 The Multi Function Shoe Adapter for Smartphone Link AD P1 for Android and iOS will be available to purchase in 2022 8 Dependent on battery level memory cards and temperature 9 Among the supported features are separate still photo recording separate still photo movie recording and simultaneous movie recording to two cards
    The wait is over – Canon’s new sports hero is here to outpace and outperform
      The EOS R3 gives the optimal balance of performance resolution and speed to offer news and sports photographers a camera to outperform and outpace the competition DUBAI United Arab Emirates September 15 2021 APO Group Canon www Canon CNA com today announces the highly anticipated EOS R3 a powerhouse for sports photography and reportage Blending tradition with cutting edge technology the EOS R3 offers all the familiarity and speed of Canon s renowned EOS 1 series with the innovation and versatility of the pioneering EOS R System Designed using feedback from the most demanding professional press and sports photographers the EOS R3 features over 100 improvements upon Canon s mirrorless and DSLR models The result is a camera which dramatically streamlines workflows and takes the connection between camera and photographer to new levels for unbeatable speed and responsiveness With a brand new innovative 24 1 megapixel sensor the EOS R3 gives the optimal balance of performance resolution and speed to offer news and sports photographers a camera to outperform and outpace the competition The future is fast Leveraging the ground breaking new 24 1 megapixel backside illuminated stacked CMOS sensor the EOS R3 offers lightning fast image capture and enhanced responsiveness The powerful sensor almost entirely eliminates rolling shutter distortion and with a rapid shutter speed offering a range of 30 seconds to 1 64000th of a second 1 it helps sports photographers freeze the fastest of subjects When using the electronic shutter photographers can shoot up to 30fps with AE and AF tracking even when shooting RAW files as well as options for shooting at 15fps and 3fps The electronic shutter can also be used with both Canon and third party flashes for the first time Removing the traditional weaknesses of electronic shutters Canon has introduced Flicker detection and a High Frequency anti flicker shooting mode to detect and correct flickering light sources and prevent banding or colour and exposure issues The EOS R3 s high speed performance does not stop at the frames per second it extends to the focusing as well Capable of focusing in 0 03 seconds the EOS R3 is the fastest EOS R series camera yet 2 perfect for capturing the unpredictable action of sport and reportage Powered by Dual Pixel CMOS AF II the EOS R3 features an improved Deep Learning algorithm offering AF tracking including human and animal eye body and face detection as well as head detection for humans in both stills and videos Designed with motorsports photographers in mind Canon has also introduced a vehicle tracking function to expertly track motorbikes open cockpit Formula cars as well as GT and rally cars with the ability to prioritise the vehicle or the driver s helmet Eye face head and body detection are now available in all AF modes as well as a new Flexible Zone allowing users to select the size and shape of the Zone AF area The EOS R3 sets a new standard for its ability to focus in lighting conditions as low as 7 5 EV 3 making this one of the most capable low light cameras available To maximise control over all these AF options the EOS R3 offers three different ways to select the AF points the quick smart controller the precise multi controller and the instinctive Eye Control AF Eye control AF provides a more natural connection between the camera and the photographer This intuitive and pioneering AF point selection method moves the focus point to where the photographer looks In situations where the story can quickly unfold this allows photographers to instinctively focus on the action with just a look Enhancing the ability for handheld shooting and steady movie production on the move the 5 axis In Body Image Stabilizer can combine with optical Image Stabilizer in selected RF lenses and offers industry leading performance with up to 8 stops Outpace your peers For professional photographers shooting in the field it s not just about the speed of capturing a moment but also the speed of getting it to the news desks and editors that matters With a number of professional connectivity options including built in version 5 0 Bluetooth and 5 GHz 4 Wi Fi the EOS R3 streamlines workflows and simplifies the connection to a smartphone or Wi Fi network Ideal for sport arenas the built in Gigabit Ethernet port enables a high speed wired connection And for when speed really matters photographers can transmit images to clients via FTP For existing EOS R5 5 and EOS 1D X Mark III users network settings can be shared between the three cameras Users can remotely control the camera from a mobile device using the Canon s Camera Connect App or using the Browser Remote function via an ethernet connection A popular feature from the EOS 1D X Mark III the Browser Remote function also enables users and head offices to remotely change metadata browse and download images Users will also be able to use Canon s Mobile File Transfer MFT app 6 a mobile application for professional photographers that transfers images over a mobile device to an FTP FTPS SFTP server Future enhancements of the app will include text conversion of voice memo enhancing ease of use for professionals A new smartphone holder accessory for the EOS R3 the Smartphone Link AD P1 allows users to mount their iOS or Android device on top of the Multi Function Shoe Adapter and easily transmit images via the new MFT app 7 The Canon Camera Connect app now enables the EOS R3 firmware to be updated via your phone a first for an EOS camera Incredible video capabilities As with the EOS R5 the EOS R3 takes Canon s hybrid offering to the next level meeting the demand for photographers to capture the action in both high quality stills and impressive high resolution video It offers powerful video capability capturing 6K 60p RAW resolution footage which offers 50 per cent more detail than 4K With 6K CRM RAW files exposure and white balance can be corrected post capture to ensure stunning image reproduction 4K footage up to 60p is oversampled from 6K guaranteeing the highest possible 4K movie quality Great for high speed and dynamic sports the EOS R3 captures 4K 120p footage for stunning 4K resolution slow motion It s now possible to record up to six hours of regular video or 1 5 hours at high 119 88 100p frame rates 8 At its core the EOS R3 is designed to help photographers outpace their competitors and the same is true for video To reduce the file size and speed up video workflows CRM light or MP4 footage can be recorded in All I IPB or the smaller IPB light option allowing users to select from a range of bit rates to meet their needs and storage requirements Dual card slots including a UHS II SD card slot and the ultra high speed CFexpress make shooting 6K RAW video possible and support simultaneous recording to both cards in MP4 9 providing a fail safe back up of vital footage Canon s renowned Canon LOG 3 enables 10 bit internal recording to achieve a greater dynamic range or 10bit HDR PQ which minimises the need for editing or grading footage in post production Excellent for roving reporters the EOS R3 features Canon s new Multi Function Shoe and is compatible with the newly launched Directional Stereo Microphone DM E1D a camera powered directional stereo microphone using digital processing and the TEAC Tascam CA XLR2d C XLR adapter which enables two channel recording with professional XLR microphones Instinctive shooting experience Offering all the speed and familiarity of the EOS 1 series Canon s latest mirrorless employs a new Canon developed blackout free high quality 5 76 million dot electronic viewfinder with low lag and refresh rate of up to 120 fps at full resolution for a viewing experience that rivals an optical viewfinder Along with the newly introduced OVF simulation View Assist the viewfinder offers richer tones and greater dynamic range The shutter lag can be reduced to an astonishing 20ms less than half that of a conventional camera for near instant capture when the shutter release is pressed The new high resolution Vari Angle 4 1 million dot touch screen provides more detail than ever before and offers greater flexibility of shooting angles thanks to its ability to tilt and rotate into a range of positions Combining existing EOS ergonomics with new controls and a number of new customisation options for users including shutter sounds with volume control the EOS R3 provides familiar yet advanced control To save time when moving between camera bodies photographers can easily copy and save personalised settings to memory cards Using the same LP E19 battery as the EOS 1D X Mark II and EOS 1D X Mark III the EOS R3 enables extended shooting and greater compatibility with existing DSLRs The EOS R3 employs a new lightweight dust and water resistant magnesium body for use in harsh conditions Weather resistance can be also maintained when using existing Speedlites by connecting them to the newly announced Multi Function Shoe Adapter AD E1 The EOS R3 also powers the new compact Speedlite Transmitter ST E10 through the Multi Function Shoe which gives photographers the ability to remotely control multiple radio Speedlites The EOS R3 is an ultra fast highly responsive camera that gives sports and news photographers the competitive advantage they need to get the winning shot Also launching today are the RF 100 400mm F5 6 8 IS USM and RF 16mm F2 8 STM two new versatile and powerful RF lenses bringing new focal lengths to the range For more information about these lenses please click here https bit ly 3tLKMSH https bit ly 3AcyFk0 EOS R3 Key Features New Canon developed 24 1 megapixel back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor 30fps with AF AE tracking Shutter speed offering a range of 30 seconds to 1 64000 of a second when using the electronic shutter Eye Control AF point selection AF tracking of people animals including birds and motorsports racing motorbikes and racing cars Full width 6K 60p RAW video recorded internally to a CFexpress card Focus in light levels as low as 7 5 EV 1 When using the electronic shutter The mechanical shutter provides a range of 1 8000th to 30 seconds 2 Correct as of 13th September 2021 For fastest AF speed Calculated based on the results of AF speed tests in accordance with CIPA guidelines Results may vary depending on shooting conditions and lenses used Relies on internal measurement method Test conditions Brightness at time of distance measurement EV12 regular temperature ISO 100 Shooting mode M Lens in use RF24 105mm F4 7 1 IS STM When shooting stills with manual shutter button operation AF mode Single point AF central AF operation One shot AF 3 When using f 1 2 lens under the following conditions centre focus point room temperature One shot AF ISO 100 This does not apply to RF lenses with DS Defocus Smoothing coating 4 5 GHz Wi Fi is only available in select regions 5 When used with the WFT R10 wireless file transmitter 6 Public availability of the app is anticipated for Q1 2022 Initially the app version 1 3 0 will be free of charge as a trial version Future versions will incur a charge 7 The Multi Function Shoe Adapter for Smartphone Link AD P1 for Android and iOS will be available to purchase in 2022 8 Dependent on battery level memory cards and temperature 9 Among the supported features are separate still photo recording separate still photo movie recording and simultaneous movie recording to two cards
    The wait is over – Canon’s new sports hero is here to outpace and outperform
    Africa1 year ago

    The wait is over – Canon’s new sports hero is here to outpace and outperform

    The EOS R3 gives the optimal balance of performance, resolution and speed to offer news and sports photographers a camera to outperform and outpace the competition

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, September 15, 2021/APO Group/ --

    Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) today announces the highly anticipated EOS R3 – a powerhouse for sports photography and reportage. Blending tradition with cutting edge technology, the EOS R3 offers all the familiarity and speed of Canon’s renowned EOS-1 series, with the innovation and versatility of the pioneering EOS R System.

    Designed using feedback from the most demanding professional press and sports photographers, the EOS R3 features over 100 improvements upon Canon’s mirrorless and DSLR models. The result is a camera which dramatically streamlines workflows and takes the connection between camera and photographer to new levels, for unbeatable speed and responsiveness. With a brand new, innovative 24.1 megapixel sensor, the EOS R3 gives the optimal balance of performance, resolution and speed to offer news and sports photographers a camera to outperform and outpace the competition.

    The future is fast

    Leveraging the ground-breaking new 24.1 megapixel backside illuminated stacked CMOS sensor, the EOS R3 offers lightning fast image capture and enhanced responsiveness. The powerful sensor almost entirely eliminates rolling shutter distortion and with a rapid shutter speed, offering a range of 30 seconds to 1/64000th of a second [1], it helps sports photographers freeze the fastest of subjects. When using the electronic shutter, photographers can shoot up to 30fps with AE and AF tracking even when shooting RAW files, as well as options for shooting at 15fps and 3fps. The electronic shutter can also be used with both Canon and third-party flashes for the first time. Removing the traditional weaknesses of electronic shutters, Canon has introduced Flicker detection and a High Frequency anti-flicker shooting mode to detect and correct flickering light sources and prevent banding or colour and exposure issues.

    The EOS R3’s high speed performance does not stop at the frames per second, it extends to the focusing as well. Capable of focusing in 0.03 seconds, the EOS R3 is the fastest EOS R series camera yet [2] – perfect for capturing the unpredictable action of sport and reportage. Powered by Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, the EOS R3 features an improved Deep Learning algorithm, offering AF tracking including human and animal eye, body, and face detection as well as head detection for humans in both stills and videos. Designed with motorsports photographers in mind, Canon has also introduced a vehicle tracking function, to expertly track motorbikes, open cockpit Formula cars as well as GT and rally cars – with the ability to prioritise the vehicle or the driver’s helmet. Eye, face, head and body detection are now available in all AF modes, as well as a new Flexible Zone allowing users to select the size and shape of the Zone AF area. The EOS R3 sets a new standard for its ability to focus in lighting conditions as low as -7.5 EV [3] - making this one of the most capable low light cameras available. 

    To maximise control over all these AF options the EOS R3 offers three different ways to select the AF points: the quick smart controller, the precise multi controller and the instinctive Eye Control AF. Eye control AF provides a more natural connection between the camera and the photographer. This intuitive and pioneering AF point selection method moves the focus point to where the photographer looks. In situations where the story can quickly unfold, this allows photographers to instinctively focus on the action with just a look.

    Enhancing the ability for handheld shooting and steady movie production on the move, the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer can combine with optical Image Stabilizer in selected RF lenses and offers industry-leading performance with up to 8-stops.

    Outpace your peers

    For professional photographers shooting in the field, it’s not just about the speed of capturing a moment but also the speed of getting it to the news desks and editors that matters. With a number of professional connectivity options including built in version 5.0 Bluetooth and 5 GHz [4] Wi-Fi, the EOS R3 streamlines workflows and simplifies the connection to a smartphone or Wi-Fi network. Ideal for sport arenas, the built in Gigabit Ethernet port enables a high speed wired connection. And, for when speed really matters, photographers can transmit images to clients via FTP. For existing EOS R5 [5] and EOS-1D X Mark III users, network settings can be shared between the three cameras.

    Users can remotely control the camera from a mobile device using the Canon’s Camera Connect App or using the Browser Remote function via an ethernet connection. A popular feature from the EOS-1D X Mark III, the Browser Remote function also enables users and head offices to remotely change metadata, browse and download images. Users will also be able to use Canon’s Mobile File Transfer (MFT) app [6] - a mobile application for professional photographers that transfers images over a mobile device to an FTP/FTPS/SFTP server. Future enhancements of the app will include text conversion of voice memo, enhancing ease of use for professionals. A new smartphone holder accessory for the EOS R3, the Smartphone Link AD-P1, allows users to mount their iOS or Android device on top of the Multi-Function Shoe Adapter and easily transmit images via the new MFT app [7]. The Canon Camera Connect app now enables the EOS R3 firmware to be updated via your phone - a first for an EOS camera.

    Incredible video capabilities

    As with the EOS R5, the EOS R3 takes Canon’s hybrid offering to the next level – meeting the demand for photographers to capture the action in both high-quality stills, and impressive high-resolution video. It offers powerful video capability, capturing 6K 60p RAW resolution footage, which offers 50 per cent more detail than 4K. With 6K CRM RAW files, exposure and white balance can be corrected post capture to ensure stunning image reproduction. 4K footage up to 60p is oversampled from 6K guaranteeing the highest possible 4K movie quality. Great for high speed and dynamic sports, the EOS R3 captures 4K 120p footage for stunning 4K resolution slow motion. It’s now possible to record up to six hours of regular video or 1.5 hours at high 119.88/100p frame rates [8].

    At its core, the EOS R3 is designed to help photographers outpace their competitors – and the same is true for video. To reduce the file size and speed up video workflows, CRM light or MP4 footage can be recorded in All-I, IPB or the smaller IPB light option, allowing users to select from a range of bit rates to meet their needs and storage requirements. Dual card slots, including a UHS-II SD card slot and the ultra-high speed CFexpress make shooting 6K RAW video possible and support simultaneous recording to both cards in MP4 [9], providing a fail-safe back up of vital footage. Canon’s renowned Canon LOG 3 enables 10-bit internal recording, to achieve a greater dynamic range or 10bit HDR PQ which minimises the need for editing or grading footage in post-production. Excellent for roving reporters, the EOS R3 features Canon’s new Multi-Function Shoe and is compatible with the newly launched Directional Stereo Microphone DM-E1D - a camera-powered directional stereo microphone using digital processing - and the TEAC Tascam CA-XLR2d-C XLR adapter which enables two channel recording with professional XLR microphones.

    Instinctive shooting experience

    Offering all the speed and familiarity of the EOS-1 series, Canon’s latest mirrorless employs a new Canon developed blackout-free, high-quality 5.76 million dot electronic viewfinder with low lag and refresh rate of up to 120 fps at full resolution for a viewing experience that rivals an optical viewfinder. Along with the newly introduced OVF simulation View Assist, the viewfinder offers richer tones and greater dynamic range. The shutter lag can be reduced to an astonishing 20ms - less than half that of a conventional camera, for near instant capture when the shutter release is pressed. The new high resolution Vari-Angle 4.1-million dot touch screen provides more detail than ever before and offers greater flexibility of shooting angles thanks to its ability to tilt and rotate into a range of positions. Combining existing EOS ergonomics with new controls and a number of new customisation options for users, including shutter sounds with volume control, the EOS R3 provides familiar, yet advanced control. To save time when moving between camera bodies, photographers can easily copy and save personalised settings to memory cards. Using the same LP-E19 battery as the EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS-1D X Mark III, the EOS R3 enables extended shooting and greater compatibility with existing DSLRs.

    The EOS R3 employs a new lightweight, dust and water-resistant magnesium body for use in harsh conditions. Weather resistance can be also maintained when using existing Speedlites, by connecting them to the newly announced Multi-Function Shoe Adapter AD-E1. The EOS R3 also powers the new, compact Speedlite Transmitter ST-E10 through the Multi-Function Shoe, which gives photographers the ability to remotely control multiple radio Speedlites.

    The EOS R3 is an ultra-fast, highly responsive camera that gives sports and news photographers the competitive advantage they need to get the winning shot.

    Also launching today are the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM and RF 16mm F2.8 STM, two new versatile and powerful RF lenses bringing new focal lengths to the range. For more information about these lenses, please click here:

    https://bit.ly/3tLKMSH

    https://bit.ly/3AcyFk0

    EOS R3 Key Features:

    New Canon-developed 24.1 megapixel back illuminated stacked CMOS sensor 30fps with AF/AE tracking Shutter speed offering a range of 30 seconds to 1/64000 of a second when using the electronic shutter Eye Control AF point selection AF tracking of people, animals (including birds) and motorsports (racing motorbikes and racing cars) Full width 6K 60p RAW video recorded internally to a CFexpress card Focus in light levels as low as –7.5 EV

    [1] When using the electronic shutter. The mechanical shutter provides a range of 1/8000th to 30 seconds.

    [2] Correct as of 13th September 2021- For fastest AF speed * Calculated based on the results of AF speed tests in accordance with CIPA guidelines (Results may vary depending on shooting conditions and lenses used). Relies on internal measurement method. Test conditions: • Brightness at time of distance measurement: EV12 (regular temperature, ISO 100) • Shooting mode: M • Lens in use: RF24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM,  When shooting stills with manual shutter button operation • AF mode: Single-point AF (central) • AF operation: One-shot AF

    [3] When using f/1.2 lens under the following conditions: centre focus point, room temperature, One-shot AF, ISO 100. This does not apply to RF lenses with DS (Defocus Smoothing) coating.

    [4] 5 GHz Wi-Fi is only available in select regions.

    [5] When used with the WFT-R10 wireless file transmitter.

    [6] Public availability of the app is anticipated for Q1 2022. Initially the app - version 1.3.0 - will be free of charge as a trial version. Future versions will incur a charge.

    [7] The Multi-Function Shoe Adapter for Smartphone Link AD-P1 for Android and iOS will be available to purchase in 2022.

    [8] Dependent on battery level, memory cards and temperature.

    [9] Among the supported features are separate still photo recording, separate still photo/movie recording, and simultaneous movie recording to two cards.

  •   By Abujah Racheal The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development NIPRD says it has emerged as a huge contributor to the national and global response to the coronavirus pandemic with a niche focus on African Traditional Medicines Dr Obi Adigwe Director General of the NIPRD told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview on Sunday in Abuja that the agency provided the internationally acclaimed analysis that underpinned government s categorical position on the Madagascar COVID 19 organics preparation This analysis went viral internationally with scientists and policymakers around the world referencing NIPRD s seminal work on the product With our work multitude of lives on the continent were saved The continent conserved millions of dollars that would otherwise have been expended on an unverified product and research and development resources were prioritised to more effective solutions he said Adigwe said that for the first time in the country s history the agency constituted an interdisciplinary team of over 20 eminent and erudite Professors drawn from various universities to form the National Scientific Advisory Committee NSAC on the verification of claims by traditional medicine practitioners He added that he convened the NSAC and the landmark achievement ensured that coronavirus cure claims were subjected to the highest international science in addition to ensuring that the highest relevant standards of safety and efficacy were maintained in order to safeguard the lives of Nigerians The NIPRD helmsman noted that the agency had also leveraged on its reputation as the first African institute to develop a world class phytomedicine from drug discovery up to phase 2 clinical trials to begin work on repurposing Niprimune with its flagship immunomodulatory agent for relevant clinical studies for COVID 19 Earlier in the year at the onset of the pandemic NIPRD pioneered and strongly advocated indigenous manufacturing of hand sanitisers from locally sourced raw materials The institute notably produced its own brand of hand sanitisers and this has gone on to become famous for its high international quality The institute has also been involved as a sponsor as well as a technical partner to a number of ongoing Randomised Control Trials aimed at scientifically proving the efficacy of a number of conventional medicines he said Adigwe attributed these exponential accomplishments at the NIPRD to a number of factors however he singled out the improved capacity of his already considerably well resourced faculty as a key success factor Within 18 months of my appointment I have galvanized the institute s workforce into a world class team using a combination of strategies For instance from less than 10 percent prior to my appointment today every single confirmed NIPRD staff has received a laptop and tablet to optimize their respective deliveries Similarly a year on year analysis before and after I was appointed indicated that there has also been a tenfold increase in local and foreign trainings for researchers and non technical staff This has no doubt significantly impacted on the quality of the institute s work and consequently improved access to relevant health and socioeconomic variables For instance during this pandemic NIPRD retained its ISO 17025 certification through remote testing making it the first in the region to accomplish this via this model he disclosed According to him NIPRD has also commenced its nationwide training and building the capacity of traditional medicines practitioners This year the activity has been decentralized to states and rural areas to ensure a robust and comprehensive engagement with Governors sub National policymakers and regulators as well as to mitigate identified challenges such as paucity of funds limited information technology capacity and poor understanding of scientific policy and regulatory processes Adigwe noted that less than two years into his appointment he had rekindled NIPRD s recognition by its increased representation on high level committees of pertinent organizations such as the World Health Organisation TETfund Central Bank of Nigeria COVID 19 Presidential Task Force National Security Advisory Committee among others He bemoaned a lack of investment and prioritisation of Research and Development pertaining to African traditional medicines and consequently urged philanthropists foundations development partners and private sector actors to get involved The DG reiterated NIPRD s commitment to continue fostering ground breaking evidence based methodologies and policies that would enable Nigeria and indeed Africa to fulfil the inherent health and socioeconomic potentials of African traditional medicines Source NAN
    COVID-19: NIPRD says it has potentials to lead R & D in Africa
      By Abujah Racheal The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development NIPRD says it has emerged as a huge contributor to the national and global response to the coronavirus pandemic with a niche focus on African Traditional Medicines Dr Obi Adigwe Director General of the NIPRD told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview on Sunday in Abuja that the agency provided the internationally acclaimed analysis that underpinned government s categorical position on the Madagascar COVID 19 organics preparation This analysis went viral internationally with scientists and policymakers around the world referencing NIPRD s seminal work on the product With our work multitude of lives on the continent were saved The continent conserved millions of dollars that would otherwise have been expended on an unverified product and research and development resources were prioritised to more effective solutions he said Adigwe said that for the first time in the country s history the agency constituted an interdisciplinary team of over 20 eminent and erudite Professors drawn from various universities to form the National Scientific Advisory Committee NSAC on the verification of claims by traditional medicine practitioners He added that he convened the NSAC and the landmark achievement ensured that coronavirus cure claims were subjected to the highest international science in addition to ensuring that the highest relevant standards of safety and efficacy were maintained in order to safeguard the lives of Nigerians The NIPRD helmsman noted that the agency had also leveraged on its reputation as the first African institute to develop a world class phytomedicine from drug discovery up to phase 2 clinical trials to begin work on repurposing Niprimune with its flagship immunomodulatory agent for relevant clinical studies for COVID 19 Earlier in the year at the onset of the pandemic NIPRD pioneered and strongly advocated indigenous manufacturing of hand sanitisers from locally sourced raw materials The institute notably produced its own brand of hand sanitisers and this has gone on to become famous for its high international quality The institute has also been involved as a sponsor as well as a technical partner to a number of ongoing Randomised Control Trials aimed at scientifically proving the efficacy of a number of conventional medicines he said Adigwe attributed these exponential accomplishments at the NIPRD to a number of factors however he singled out the improved capacity of his already considerably well resourced faculty as a key success factor Within 18 months of my appointment I have galvanized the institute s workforce into a world class team using a combination of strategies For instance from less than 10 percent prior to my appointment today every single confirmed NIPRD staff has received a laptop and tablet to optimize their respective deliveries Similarly a year on year analysis before and after I was appointed indicated that there has also been a tenfold increase in local and foreign trainings for researchers and non technical staff This has no doubt significantly impacted on the quality of the institute s work and consequently improved access to relevant health and socioeconomic variables For instance during this pandemic NIPRD retained its ISO 17025 certification through remote testing making it the first in the region to accomplish this via this model he disclosed According to him NIPRD has also commenced its nationwide training and building the capacity of traditional medicines practitioners This year the activity has been decentralized to states and rural areas to ensure a robust and comprehensive engagement with Governors sub National policymakers and regulators as well as to mitigate identified challenges such as paucity of funds limited information technology capacity and poor understanding of scientific policy and regulatory processes Adigwe noted that less than two years into his appointment he had rekindled NIPRD s recognition by its increased representation on high level committees of pertinent organizations such as the World Health Organisation TETfund Central Bank of Nigeria COVID 19 Presidential Task Force National Security Advisory Committee among others He bemoaned a lack of investment and prioritisation of Research and Development pertaining to African traditional medicines and consequently urged philanthropists foundations development partners and private sector actors to get involved The DG reiterated NIPRD s commitment to continue fostering ground breaking evidence based methodologies and policies that would enable Nigeria and indeed Africa to fulfil the inherent health and socioeconomic potentials of African traditional medicines Source NAN
    COVID-19: NIPRD says it has potentials to lead R & D in Africa
    General news1 year ago

    COVID-19: NIPRD says it has potentials to lead R & D in Africa

    By Abujah Racheal 

    The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), says it has emerged as a huge contributor to the national and global response to the coronavirus pandemic, with a niche focus on African Traditional Medicines. 

    Dr. Obi Adigwe, Director-General of the NIPRD, told the News Agency of Nigeria( ) in an interview on Sunday,  in Abuja, that the agency provided the internationally acclaimed analysis that underpinned government’s categorical position on the Madagascar COVID-19 organics preparation. 

    “This analysis went viral internationally, with scientists and policymakers around the world referencing NIPRD’s seminal work on the product. With our work, multitude of lives on the continent were saved.

    “The continent conserved millions of dollars that would otherwise have been expended on an unverified product, and research and development resources were prioritised to more effective solutions,” he said. 

     Adigwe said that for the first time in the country’s history, the agency constituted an interdisciplinary team of over 20 eminent and erudite Professors drawn from various universities to form the National Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC) on the verification of claims by traditional medicine practitioners. 

    He added that he convened the NSAC and the landmark achievement ensured that coronavirus cure claims were subjected to the highest international science, in addition to ensuring that the highest relevant standards of safety and efficacy were maintained, in order to safeguard the lives of Nigerians.

    The NIPRD helmsman noted that the agency had also leveraged on its reputation as the first African institute to develop a world class phytomedicine, from drug discovery up to phase 2 clinical trials, to begin work on repurposing Niprimune, with its flagship immunomodulatory agent for relevant clinical studies for COVID-19. 

    “Earlier in the year, at the onset of the pandemic, NIPRD pioneered and strongly advocated indigenous manufacturing of hand sanitisers from locally sourced raw materials. 

    “The institute notably produced its own brand of hand sanitisers and this has gone on to become famous for its high international quality. 

    “The institute has also been involved as a sponsor, as well as a technical partner to a number of ongoing Randomised Control Trials aimed at scientifically proving the efficacy of a number of conventional medicines,” he said. 

     Adigwe attributed these exponential accomplishments at the NIPRD to a number of factors, however, he singled out the improved capacity of his already considerably well-resourced faculty, as a key success factor. 

    “Within 18 months of my appointment, I have galvanized the institute’s workforce into a world class team, using a combination of strategies. 

    “For instance, from less than 10 percent prior to my appointment,  today every single confirmed NIPRD staff has received a laptop and tablet to optimize their respective deliveries.

    ”Similarly, a year-on-year analysis before and after I was appointed indicated that there has also been a tenfold increase in local and foreign trainings for researchers and non-technical staff.

    “This has no doubt significantly impacted on the quality of the institute’s work and consequently improved access to relevant health and socioeconomic variables.

    ”For instance, during this pandemic, NIPRD retained its ISO 17025 certification through remote testing, making it the first in the region to accomplish this via this model,” he disclosed. 

     According to him, NIPRD has also commenced its nationwide training and building the capacity of traditional medicines practitioners. 

    “This year, the activity has been decentralized to states and rural areas, to ensure a robust and comprehensive engagement with Governors, sub-National policymakers and regulators, as well as to mitigate identified challenges such as paucity of funds, limited information technology capacity and poor understanding of scientific, policy and regulatory processes. 

     Adigwe noted that less than two years into his appointment, he had rekindled NIPRD’s recognition by its increased representation on high level committees of pertinent organizations such as the World Health Organisation, TETfund, Central Bank of Nigeria, COVID-19 Presidential Task Force, National Security Advisory Committee, among others. 

    He bemoaned a lack of investment and prioritisation of Research and Development pertaining to African traditional medicines, and consequently urged philanthropists, foundations, development partners and private sector actors to get involved. 

    The DG reiterated NIPRD’s commitment to continue fostering ground-breaking evidence-based methodologies and policies that would enable Nigeria, and indeed Africa, to fulfil the inherent health and socioeconomic potentials of African traditional medicines.  

    Source: NAN

  •   Le gouvernement f d ral a donn l assurance qu il tait pr t soutenir toute initiative qui apportera la stabilit sur le march mondial du p trole Cela a t r it r lors d une visite du Dr Mohammad Barkindo le scribe de l Organisation des pays exportateurs de p trole OPEP d origine nig riane au ministre d tat aux ressources p troli res le chef Timipre Sylva Abuja Ils ont tous deux exprim leur volont de travailler main dans la main pour assurer la stabilit du march mondial du p trole brut Sylva a d clar que le Nigeria en tant que l un des principaux pays producteurs de p trole et de gaz en Afrique continuerait de respecter la D claration de coop ration DOC qui a grandement contribu stabiliser le march pour le bien collectif des pays producteurs et consommateurs Pour sa part Barkindo a f licit le Nigeria pour le r le cl qu il joue sur le march mondial du p trole brut notant que le partenariat de 50 ans entre l OPEP et le Nigeria a eu un impact positif sur le march du p trole brut Il a pr sent un livre intitul Nigeria et OPEP 50 ans de partenariat pour marquer l anniversaire d or de son adh sion l Organisation des pays exportateurs de p trole OPEP Au cours de la semaine sous revue le directeur g n ral du groupe de la Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Malam Mele Kyari a galement assur que le projet de gazoduc d Ajaokuta Kaduna et Kano AKK serait achev dans les d lais estim s Il a d clar que le projet de gazoduc AKK en cours de 614 kilom tres serait livr dans les d lais cr erait de la prosp rit gr ce des opportunit s d emploi massives et garantirait la paix pour le pays Kyari a donn l assurance au Forum des parties prenantes du secteur du gaz Kano organis par la Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria GACN avec le th me Optimiser la capacit de d veloppement conomique du projet de gazoduc Ajaokuta Kaduna Kano AKK Dans un article intitul Il a d clar qu il servirait galement de lien d approvisionnement en gaz vers d autres pays africains et l Europe une fois termin Ce projet est sur la planche dessin depuis 30 ans et le r ve tait de faire livrer du gaz en Europe par la route transsaharienne Ce que nous voyons aujourd hui fournirait au moins deux milliards de pieds cubes de gaz standard sur le march int rieur dans un premier temps avec le potentiel de l augmenter Cela signifie que cela d sengorgera le r seau d approvisionnement en gaz dans tout le pays a t il d clar Il a d clar que le projet gazier AKK conduirait galement au d veloppement de trois centrales lectriques ind pendantes IPP Abuja Kaduna et Kano ajoutant que les IPP stimuleraient l approvisionnement en lectricit et favoriseraient la croissance des petites et moyennes entreprises au Nigeria Je tiens pr ciser clairement que ce rassemblement n aurait pas t possible si nous n avions pas de ligne de mire jusqu l ach vement du projet de gazoduc AKK Cela est possible gr ce l orientation claire que M le Pr sident a montr e sur la n cessit d approfondir la consommation int rieure de gaz en vue de cr er la prosp rit partir des normes ressources gazi res dont nous disposons en tant que nation Il nous a donn tout le soutien et les incitations n cessaires pour r aliser ce projet a t il d clar Le GMD a en outre d clar que le projet gazier AKK stimulerait galement les secteurs agricole industriel manufacturier et nerg tique pour la croissance globale de l conomie du pays AKK clip En outre la soci t a inaugur cette semaine le conseil d administration d OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Limited une soci t de biocarburants pour aider lutter contre le changement climatique mondial Cela a t il d clar tait conforme la d termination de la Soci t de donner pleinement corps au programme national de biocarburants automobiles du gouvernement f d ral qui aiderait relancer la production de biocarburants dans le pays S exprimant lors de la c r monie d inauguration Abuja Kyari a d crit l incorporation de l OSNO et l inauguration de son conseil d administration comme une tape majeure dans le parcours de transition nerg tique de la soci t en r ponse au passage mondial une nergie plus propre OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Limited est d tenue conjointement par la NNPC le gouvernement de l tat d Ondo et Obax Worldwide Ltd Kyari a expliqu que la soci t est con ue pour tirer parti du secteur agricole pour produire une nergie respectueuse de l environnement dans le cadre de l Accord de Paris sign par le pr sident Muhammadu Buhari en 2015 pour aider lutter contre le changement climatique Il a f licit le gouvernement de l tat d Ondo et la direction d Obax Worldwide pour la mise disposition de terrains Okeluse et les normes investissements dans le projet Le pr sident du conseil d administration d OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Limited le directeur de l exploitation Ventures and Business Development NNPC Engr Adeyemi Adetunji a d clar que sa nomination tait l occasion de servir et de sage femme l un des premiers projets de biocarburants au Nigeria Il a f licit le GMD pour les efforts d ploy s pour nourrir le projet de sa conception sa r alisation De plus le pr sident et pr sident d Obax Worldwide Ltd Arc Patrick O Basuyi et le directeur g n ral de l Agence de d veloppement et de promotion des investissements de l tat d Ondo M Boye Oyewumi qui sont galement membres du conseil d administration ont exprim leur engagement pour la r ussite du projet Les autres membres du conseil d administration sont M Raphael Imhansi Jacob d Obax Worldwide Ltd en tant que directeur g n ral d OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Ltd le directeur financier de la NNPC M Umar Ajiya M Runsewe Temitope et M Bukar Abdullahi tous deux d Obax Worldwide Ltd Concernant la r habilitation des raffineries la NNPC a d clar que la r habilitation en cours de ses filiales interm diaires la Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited PHRC Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited WRPC et Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company KRPC tait en cours assurant que le programme de r habilitation du PHRC s ach vera dans les d lais Kyari a r v l cela lors de la 14e assembl e g n rale annuelle AGA du PHRC et de la 18e AGA du WRPC qui s est tenue virtuellement Kyari qui est galement pr sident du conseil d administration des deux raffineries tait repr sent par le directeur de l exploitation Raffinage et p trochimie M Mustapha Yakubu Il a d clar que les usines avaient t d lib r ment ferm es pour permettre une r habilitation compl te notant qu en 2020 les usines n avaient trait aucun p trole brut en raison de l exercice de r habilitation en cours Il a en outre not que la r habilitation compl te du PHRC a commenc alors que les efforts taient en cours pour obtenir les approbations requises pour le d but de la r habilitation du WRPC Le NNPC GMD a d j d clar que Technimont SpA a commenc les travaux de r habilitation du PHRC avec un d lai d ach vement de 44 mois tandis que l ancienne raffinerie de Port Harcourt devrait commencer fonctionner dans les 18 prochains mois Nos auditeurs externes ont confirm qu un livre de comptes appropri tait tenu dans PHRC et WRPC pour l ann e 2020 L AGA est conforme la Loi sur les compagnies et les affaires connexes CAMA qui est galement en tandem avec la politique de gestion de la Soci t en mati re de transparence de responsabilit et d excellence en mati re de rendement TAPE Il a exprim son optimisme quant au fait qu avec l introduction du mod le d exploitation et de maintenance pour la gestion des raffineries la fin de la r habilitation elles fonctionneraient de mani re durable dans les ann es venir Dans leurs remarques s par es le directeur g n ral de la WRPC Babatunde Bakare et son homologue du PHRC Ahmed Dikko ont d clar que les entreprises taient engag es dans l exercice de r habilitation applaudissant le soutien des syndicats internes et des communaut s d accueil En outre le pr sident de son conseil d administration et GMD de la NNPC Kyari qui tait repr sent par le directeur de l exploitation des services g n raux M Mohammed Ahmed a d clar que les travaux de maintenance pr alables la r habilitation effectu s sur la centrale l avaient pr par e la r habilitation Il a d clar que l usine atteindrait 90 pour cent d utilisation de sa capacit apr s sa r habilitation Pour sa part le directeur g n ral de KRPC Ezekiel Osarulobe a f licit le GMD pour sa d termination mener bien l exercice de r habilitation ajoutant que la direction et le personnel de l entreprise taient solidement derri re lui sur le projet Les Commissaires aux comptes des raffineries ont affirm qu ils taient satisfaits de l tat des comptes des soci t s C t g n ration de revenus dans la semaine sous revue la filiale de la NNPC NIDAS en charge du transport de p trole brut et de produits p troliers a cl tur son exercice 2020 sur une note positive affichant un chiffre d affaires total de 243 443 219 00 dollars Le pr sident du conseil d administration de la soci t et directeur de l exploitation de la NNPC Ventures and Business Development M Adeyemi Adetunji l a r v l lors de l assembl e g n rale annuelle de la soci t qui s est tenue virtuellement Abuja Donnant une ventilation des performances de l entreprise le pr sident du conseil d administration a d clar que trois filiales de l entreprise se sont bien comport es malgr la pand mie de Covid 19 qui a fait des ravages dans les entreprises du monde entier Selon lui NIDAS Marine Limited a r alis des revenus d exploitation de 67 265 000 00 dollars quivalent 25 6 milliards de nairas et a enregistr un b n fice avant imp ts de 3 729 000 00 dollars quivalent 1 4 milliard de nairas Alors que NIDAS Shipping Services Limited a enregistr un chiffre d affaires total de 174 903 280 dollars et un b n fice avant imp ts de 1 956 145 00 dollars NIDAS Shipping Service Agency UK Limited a enregistr un chiffre d affaires total de 1 450 219 dollars et un b n fice avant imp ts de 14 152 milliers de dollars Adetunji a d clar qu il y avait de l espoir que les performances de l entreprise s am lioreraient avec la flamb e du march mondial attendue d ici la fin de l ann e la suite du d ploiement des vaccins COVID 19 Il a f licit la direction de l entreprise pour la performance malgr les d fis La directrice g n rale de la soci t Mme Christiana Onabu a remerci le personnel pour la performance d crivant l ann e comme une ann e difficile tout en assurant les actionnaires d une meilleure performance dans les ann es venir Que souhaitez vous savoir Que la soci t Petroleum Products Marketing Company Limited PPMC est une filiale en aval d tenue 100 par la NNPC r sultant de la s paration de la soci t de commercialisation des pipelines et des produits en trois entit s La PPMC a pour mandat de commercialiser de mani re rentable et efficace les produits p troliers raffin s et d assurer la s curit des fourniture et distribution de produits p troliers la nation La vision de PPMC est d tre le fournisseur privil gi de produits p troliers raffin s sur le march int rieur nig rian et d exploiter les opportunit s dans la r gion subsaharienne La mission de PPMC est de fournir un excellent service la client le dans la commercialisation de produits p troliers sur les march s nationaux et internationaux de mani re efficace rentable et comp titive Que PPMC s est positionn pour fonctionner comme un sp cialiste du marketing de choix gr ce la transformation num rique et la certification ISO de ses processus commerciaux Sur les perspectives mondiales du p trole brut les prix du p trole ont grimp apr s que les donn es de l industrie ont montr que les stocks de brut et de produits des tats Unis ont chut plus que pr vu la semaine derni re renfor ant les attentes selon lesquelles la demande d passera la croissance de l offre m me au milieu d une augmentation des infections au COVID 19 Les contrats terme sur le brut Brent ont augment de 38 cents ou 0 5 74 86 dollars le baril apr s avoir perdu 2 cents lors de la premi re baisse en six jours Les contrats terme sur le brut West Texas Intermediate WTI des tats Unis d Am rique ont augment de 42 cents ou 0 6 72 07 dollars le baril inversant une baisse de 0 4 Pendant ce temps le Market Intelligence Department du bureau de Londres de la NNPC a signal que les contrats terme sur l essence aux tats Unis d Am rique taient r cemment un point positif sur un march p trolier terne mais que l essence atteignant un sommet pluriannuel et cl turant plus haut n a pas r ussi soulever le reste du complexe p trolier car les contrats de brut et de diesel aux tats Unis et en Europe ont peine boug NAA
    Revue hebdomadaire de la NNPC: FG et l’OPEP nouent des liens pour assurer la stabilité du marché mondial du pétrole
      Le gouvernement f d ral a donn l assurance qu il tait pr t soutenir toute initiative qui apportera la stabilit sur le march mondial du p trole Cela a t r it r lors d une visite du Dr Mohammad Barkindo le scribe de l Organisation des pays exportateurs de p trole OPEP d origine nig riane au ministre d tat aux ressources p troli res le chef Timipre Sylva Abuja Ils ont tous deux exprim leur volont de travailler main dans la main pour assurer la stabilit du march mondial du p trole brut Sylva a d clar que le Nigeria en tant que l un des principaux pays producteurs de p trole et de gaz en Afrique continuerait de respecter la D claration de coop ration DOC qui a grandement contribu stabiliser le march pour le bien collectif des pays producteurs et consommateurs Pour sa part Barkindo a f licit le Nigeria pour le r le cl qu il joue sur le march mondial du p trole brut notant que le partenariat de 50 ans entre l OPEP et le Nigeria a eu un impact positif sur le march du p trole brut Il a pr sent un livre intitul Nigeria et OPEP 50 ans de partenariat pour marquer l anniversaire d or de son adh sion l Organisation des pays exportateurs de p trole OPEP Au cours de la semaine sous revue le directeur g n ral du groupe de la Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Malam Mele Kyari a galement assur que le projet de gazoduc d Ajaokuta Kaduna et Kano AKK serait achev dans les d lais estim s Il a d clar que le projet de gazoduc AKK en cours de 614 kilom tres serait livr dans les d lais cr erait de la prosp rit gr ce des opportunit s d emploi massives et garantirait la paix pour le pays Kyari a donn l assurance au Forum des parties prenantes du secteur du gaz Kano organis par la Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria GACN avec le th me Optimiser la capacit de d veloppement conomique du projet de gazoduc Ajaokuta Kaduna Kano AKK Dans un article intitul Il a d clar qu il servirait galement de lien d approvisionnement en gaz vers d autres pays africains et l Europe une fois termin Ce projet est sur la planche dessin depuis 30 ans et le r ve tait de faire livrer du gaz en Europe par la route transsaharienne Ce que nous voyons aujourd hui fournirait au moins deux milliards de pieds cubes de gaz standard sur le march int rieur dans un premier temps avec le potentiel de l augmenter Cela signifie que cela d sengorgera le r seau d approvisionnement en gaz dans tout le pays a t il d clar Il a d clar que le projet gazier AKK conduirait galement au d veloppement de trois centrales lectriques ind pendantes IPP Abuja Kaduna et Kano ajoutant que les IPP stimuleraient l approvisionnement en lectricit et favoriseraient la croissance des petites et moyennes entreprises au Nigeria Je tiens pr ciser clairement que ce rassemblement n aurait pas t possible si nous n avions pas de ligne de mire jusqu l ach vement du projet de gazoduc AKK Cela est possible gr ce l orientation claire que M le Pr sident a montr e sur la n cessit d approfondir la consommation int rieure de gaz en vue de cr er la prosp rit partir des normes ressources gazi res dont nous disposons en tant que nation Il nous a donn tout le soutien et les incitations n cessaires pour r aliser ce projet a t il d clar Le GMD a en outre d clar que le projet gazier AKK stimulerait galement les secteurs agricole industriel manufacturier et nerg tique pour la croissance globale de l conomie du pays AKK clip En outre la soci t a inaugur cette semaine le conseil d administration d OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Limited une soci t de biocarburants pour aider lutter contre le changement climatique mondial Cela a t il d clar tait conforme la d termination de la Soci t de donner pleinement corps au programme national de biocarburants automobiles du gouvernement f d ral qui aiderait relancer la production de biocarburants dans le pays S exprimant lors de la c r monie d inauguration Abuja Kyari a d crit l incorporation de l OSNO et l inauguration de son conseil d administration comme une tape majeure dans le parcours de transition nerg tique de la soci t en r ponse au passage mondial une nergie plus propre OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Limited est d tenue conjointement par la NNPC le gouvernement de l tat d Ondo et Obax Worldwide Ltd Kyari a expliqu que la soci t est con ue pour tirer parti du secteur agricole pour produire une nergie respectueuse de l environnement dans le cadre de l Accord de Paris sign par le pr sident Muhammadu Buhari en 2015 pour aider lutter contre le changement climatique Il a f licit le gouvernement de l tat d Ondo et la direction d Obax Worldwide pour la mise disposition de terrains Okeluse et les normes investissements dans le projet Le pr sident du conseil d administration d OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Limited le directeur de l exploitation Ventures and Business Development NNPC Engr Adeyemi Adetunji a d clar que sa nomination tait l occasion de servir et de sage femme l un des premiers projets de biocarburants au Nigeria Il a f licit le GMD pour les efforts d ploy s pour nourrir le projet de sa conception sa r alisation De plus le pr sident et pr sident d Obax Worldwide Ltd Arc Patrick O Basuyi et le directeur g n ral de l Agence de d veloppement et de promotion des investissements de l tat d Ondo M Boye Oyewumi qui sont galement membres du conseil d administration ont exprim leur engagement pour la r ussite du projet Les autres membres du conseil d administration sont M Raphael Imhansi Jacob d Obax Worldwide Ltd en tant que directeur g n ral d OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Ltd le directeur financier de la NNPC M Umar Ajiya M Runsewe Temitope et M Bukar Abdullahi tous deux d Obax Worldwide Ltd Concernant la r habilitation des raffineries la NNPC a d clar que la r habilitation en cours de ses filiales interm diaires la Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited PHRC Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited WRPC et Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company KRPC tait en cours assurant que le programme de r habilitation du PHRC s ach vera dans les d lais Kyari a r v l cela lors de la 14e assembl e g n rale annuelle AGA du PHRC et de la 18e AGA du WRPC qui s est tenue virtuellement Kyari qui est galement pr sident du conseil d administration des deux raffineries tait repr sent par le directeur de l exploitation Raffinage et p trochimie M Mustapha Yakubu Il a d clar que les usines avaient t d lib r ment ferm es pour permettre une r habilitation compl te notant qu en 2020 les usines n avaient trait aucun p trole brut en raison de l exercice de r habilitation en cours Il a en outre not que la r habilitation compl te du PHRC a commenc alors que les efforts taient en cours pour obtenir les approbations requises pour le d but de la r habilitation du WRPC Le NNPC GMD a d j d clar que Technimont SpA a commenc les travaux de r habilitation du PHRC avec un d lai d ach vement de 44 mois tandis que l ancienne raffinerie de Port Harcourt devrait commencer fonctionner dans les 18 prochains mois Nos auditeurs externes ont confirm qu un livre de comptes appropri tait tenu dans PHRC et WRPC pour l ann e 2020 L AGA est conforme la Loi sur les compagnies et les affaires connexes CAMA qui est galement en tandem avec la politique de gestion de la Soci t en mati re de transparence de responsabilit et d excellence en mati re de rendement TAPE Il a exprim son optimisme quant au fait qu avec l introduction du mod le d exploitation et de maintenance pour la gestion des raffineries la fin de la r habilitation elles fonctionneraient de mani re durable dans les ann es venir Dans leurs remarques s par es le directeur g n ral de la WRPC Babatunde Bakare et son homologue du PHRC Ahmed Dikko ont d clar que les entreprises taient engag es dans l exercice de r habilitation applaudissant le soutien des syndicats internes et des communaut s d accueil En outre le pr sident de son conseil d administration et GMD de la NNPC Kyari qui tait repr sent par le directeur de l exploitation des services g n raux M Mohammed Ahmed a d clar que les travaux de maintenance pr alables la r habilitation effectu s sur la centrale l avaient pr par e la r habilitation Il a d clar que l usine atteindrait 90 pour cent d utilisation de sa capacit apr s sa r habilitation Pour sa part le directeur g n ral de KRPC Ezekiel Osarulobe a f licit le GMD pour sa d termination mener bien l exercice de r habilitation ajoutant que la direction et le personnel de l entreprise taient solidement derri re lui sur le projet Les Commissaires aux comptes des raffineries ont affirm qu ils taient satisfaits de l tat des comptes des soci t s C t g n ration de revenus dans la semaine sous revue la filiale de la NNPC NIDAS en charge du transport de p trole brut et de produits p troliers a cl tur son exercice 2020 sur une note positive affichant un chiffre d affaires total de 243 443 219 00 dollars Le pr sident du conseil d administration de la soci t et directeur de l exploitation de la NNPC Ventures and Business Development M Adeyemi Adetunji l a r v l lors de l assembl e g n rale annuelle de la soci t qui s est tenue virtuellement Abuja Donnant une ventilation des performances de l entreprise le pr sident du conseil d administration a d clar que trois filiales de l entreprise se sont bien comport es malgr la pand mie de Covid 19 qui a fait des ravages dans les entreprises du monde entier Selon lui NIDAS Marine Limited a r alis des revenus d exploitation de 67 265 000 00 dollars quivalent 25 6 milliards de nairas et a enregistr un b n fice avant imp ts de 3 729 000 00 dollars quivalent 1 4 milliard de nairas Alors que NIDAS Shipping Services Limited a enregistr un chiffre d affaires total de 174 903 280 dollars et un b n fice avant imp ts de 1 956 145 00 dollars NIDAS Shipping Service Agency UK Limited a enregistr un chiffre d affaires total de 1 450 219 dollars et un b n fice avant imp ts de 14 152 milliers de dollars Adetunji a d clar qu il y avait de l espoir que les performances de l entreprise s am lioreraient avec la flamb e du march mondial attendue d ici la fin de l ann e la suite du d ploiement des vaccins COVID 19 Il a f licit la direction de l entreprise pour la performance malgr les d fis La directrice g n rale de la soci t Mme Christiana Onabu a remerci le personnel pour la performance d crivant l ann e comme une ann e difficile tout en assurant les actionnaires d une meilleure performance dans les ann es venir Que souhaitez vous savoir Que la soci t Petroleum Products Marketing Company Limited PPMC est une filiale en aval d tenue 100 par la NNPC r sultant de la s paration de la soci t de commercialisation des pipelines et des produits en trois entit s La PPMC a pour mandat de commercialiser de mani re rentable et efficace les produits p troliers raffin s et d assurer la s curit des fourniture et distribution de produits p troliers la nation La vision de PPMC est d tre le fournisseur privil gi de produits p troliers raffin s sur le march int rieur nig rian et d exploiter les opportunit s dans la r gion subsaharienne La mission de PPMC est de fournir un excellent service la client le dans la commercialisation de produits p troliers sur les march s nationaux et internationaux de mani re efficace rentable et comp titive Que PPMC s est positionn pour fonctionner comme un sp cialiste du marketing de choix gr ce la transformation num rique et la certification ISO de ses processus commerciaux Sur les perspectives mondiales du p trole brut les prix du p trole ont grimp apr s que les donn es de l industrie ont montr que les stocks de brut et de produits des tats Unis ont chut plus que pr vu la semaine derni re renfor ant les attentes selon lesquelles la demande d passera la croissance de l offre m me au milieu d une augmentation des infections au COVID 19 Les contrats terme sur le brut Brent ont augment de 38 cents ou 0 5 74 86 dollars le baril apr s avoir perdu 2 cents lors de la premi re baisse en six jours Les contrats terme sur le brut West Texas Intermediate WTI des tats Unis d Am rique ont augment de 42 cents ou 0 6 72 07 dollars le baril inversant une baisse de 0 4 Pendant ce temps le Market Intelligence Department du bureau de Londres de la NNPC a signal que les contrats terme sur l essence aux tats Unis d Am rique taient r cemment un point positif sur un march p trolier terne mais que l essence atteignant un sommet pluriannuel et cl turant plus haut n a pas r ussi soulever le reste du complexe p trolier car les contrats de brut et de diesel aux tats Unis et en Europe ont peine boug NAA
    Revue hebdomadaire de la NNPC: FG et l’OPEP nouent des liens pour assurer la stabilité du marché mondial du pétrole
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    Revue hebdomadaire de la NNPC: FG et l’OPEP nouent des liens pour assurer la stabilité du marché mondial du pétrole

    Le gouvernement fédéral a donné l'assurance qu'il était prêt à soutenir toute initiative qui apportera la stabilité sur le marché mondial du pétrole.

    Cela a été réitéré lors d'une visite du Dr Mohammad Barkindo, le scribe de l'Organisation des pays exportateurs de pétrole (OPEP) d'origine nigériane, au ministre d'État aux ressources pétrolières, le chef Timipre Sylva, à Abuja.

    Ils ont tous deux exprimé leur volonté de travailler main dans la main pour assurer la stabilité du marché mondial du pétrole brut.

    Sylva a déclaré que le Nigeria, en tant que l'un des principaux pays producteurs de pétrole et de gaz en Afrique, continuerait de respecter la Déclaration de coopération (DOC) qui a grandement contribué à stabiliser le marché pour le bien collectif des pays producteurs et consommateurs. .

    Pour sa part, Barkindo a félicité le Nigeria pour le rôle clé qu'il joue sur le marché mondial du pétrole brut, notant que le partenariat de 50 ans entre l'OPEP et le Nigeria a eu un impact positif sur le marché du pétrole brut.

    Il a présenté un livre intitulé « Nigeria et OPEP : 50 ans de partenariat », pour marquer l'anniversaire d'or de son adhésion à l'Organisation des pays exportateurs de pétrole (OPEP).

    Au cours de la semaine sous revue, le directeur général du groupe de la Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Malam Mele Kyari a également assuré que le projet de gazoduc d'Ajaokuta, Kaduna et Kano (AKK) serait achevé dans les délais estimés.

    Il a déclaré que le projet de gazoduc AKK en cours de 614 kilomètres serait livré dans les délais, créerait de la prospérité grâce à des opportunités d'emploi massives et garantirait la paix pour le pays.

    Kyari a donné l'assurance au Forum des parties prenantes du secteur du gaz à Kano, organisé par la Gas Aggregation Company Nigeria (GACN) avec le thème : « Optimiser la capacité de développement économique du projet de gazoduc Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) ».

    Dans un article intitulé : «                                                                                                                                                                          .

    Il a déclaré qu'il servirait également de lien d'approvisionnement en gaz vers d'autres pays africains et l'Europe une fois terminé.

    « Ce projet est sur la planche à dessin depuis 30 ans et le rêve était de faire livrer du gaz en Europe par la route transsaharienne.

    "Ce que nous voyons aujourd'hui fournirait au moins deux milliards de pieds cubes de gaz standard sur le marché intérieur dans un premier temps avec le potentiel de l'augmenter. Cela signifie que cela désengorgera le réseau d'approvisionnement en gaz dans tout le pays'', a-t-il déclaré.

    Il a déclaré que le projet gazier AKK conduirait également au développement de trois centrales électriques indépendantes (IPP) à Abuja, Kaduna et Kano, ajoutant que les IPP stimuleraient l'approvisionnement en électricité et favoriseraient la croissance des petites et moyennes entreprises au Nigeria.

    « Je tiens à préciser clairement que ce rassemblement n'aurait pas été possible si nous n'avions pas de ligne de mire jusqu'à l'achèvement du projet de gazoduc AKK.

    «Cela est possible grâce à l'orientation claire que M. le Président a montrée sur la nécessité d'approfondir la consommation intérieure de gaz en vue de créer la prospérité à partir des énormes ressources gazières dont nous disposons en tant que nation.

    « Il nous a donné tout le soutien et les incitations nécessaires pour réaliser ce projet », a-t-il déclaré.

    Le GMD a en outre déclaré que le projet gazier AKK stimulerait également les secteurs agricole, industriel, manufacturier et énergétique pour la croissance globale de l'économie du pays.

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    En outre, la société a inauguré cette semaine le conseil d'administration d'OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Limited, une société de biocarburants pour aider à lutter contre le changement climatique mondial.

    Cela, a-t-il déclaré, était conforme à la détermination de la Société de donner pleinement corps au programme national de biocarburants automobiles du gouvernement fédéral, qui aiderait à relancer la production de biocarburants dans le pays.

    S'exprimant lors de la cérémonie d'inauguration à Abuja, Kyari a décrit l'incorporation de l'OSNO et l'inauguration de son conseil d'administration comme une étape majeure dans le parcours de transition énergétique de la société en réponse au passage mondial à une énergie plus propre.

    OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Limited est détenue conjointement par la NNPC, le gouvernement de l'État d'Ondo et Obax Worldwide Ltd.

    Kyari a expliqué que la société est conçue pour tirer parti du secteur agricole pour produire une énergie respectueuse de l'environnement dans le cadre de l'Accord de Paris signé par le président Muhammadu Buhari en 2015, pour aider à lutter contre le changement climatique.

    Il a félicité le gouvernement de l'État d'Ondo et la direction d'Obax Worldwide pour la mise à disposition de terrains à Okeluse et les énormes investissements dans le projet.

    Le président du conseil d'administration d'OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Limited, le directeur de l'exploitation, Ventures and Business Development, NNPC, Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji, a déclaré que sa nomination était l'occasion de servir et de sage-femme l'un des premiers projets de biocarburants au Nigeria.

    Il a félicité le GMD pour les efforts déployés pour nourrir le projet de sa conception à sa réalisation.

    De plus, le président et président d'Obax Worldwide Ltd., Arc. Patrick O'Basuyi, et le directeur général de l'Agence de développement et de promotion des investissements de l'État d'Ondo, M. Boye Oyewumi, qui sont également membres du conseil d'administration, ont exprimé leur engagement pour la réussite du projet.

    Les autres membres du conseil d'administration sont : M. Raphael Imhansi-Jacob d'Obax Worldwide Ltd en tant que directeur général d'OSNO Sunshine Biofuels Company Ltd., le directeur financier de la NNPC, M. Umar Ajiya, M. Runsewe Temitope et M. Bukar Abdullahi, tous deux d'Obax Worldwide Ltd. .

    Concernant la réhabilitation des raffineries, la NNPC a déclaré que la réhabilitation en cours de ses filiales intermédiaires, la Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited (PHRC), Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company Limited (WRPC) et Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) était en cours, assurant que le programme de réhabilitation du PHRC s'achèvera dans les délais.

    Kyari a révélé cela lors de la 14e assemblée générale annuelle (AGA) du PHRC et de la 18e AGA du WRPC qui s'est tenue virtuellement.

    Kyari, qui est également président du conseil d'administration des deux raffineries, était représenté par le directeur de l'exploitation, Raffinage et pétrochimie, M. Mustapha Yakubu.

    Il a déclaré que les usines avaient été délibérément fermées pour permettre une réhabilitation complète, notant qu'en 2020, les usines n'avaient traité aucun pétrole brut en raison de l'exercice de réhabilitation en cours.

    Il a en outre noté que la réhabilitation complète du PHRC a commencé alors que les efforts étaient en cours pour obtenir les approbations requises pour le début de la réhabilitation du WRPC.

    Le NNPC GMD a déjà déclaré que Technimont SpA a commencé les travaux de réhabilitation du PHRC avec un délai d'achèvement de 44 mois tandis que l'ancienne raffinerie de Port Harcourt devrait commencer à fonctionner dans les 18 prochains mois.

    «Nos auditeurs externes ont confirmé qu'un livre de comptes approprié était tenu dans PHRC et WRPC pour l'année 2020.

    « L'AGA est conforme à la Loi sur les compagnies et les affaires connexes (CAMA) qui est également en tandem avec la politique de gestion de la Société en matière de transparence, de responsabilité et d'excellence en matière de rendement (TAPE).

    Il a exprimé son optimisme quant au fait qu'avec l'introduction du modèle d'exploitation et de maintenance pour la gestion des raffineries à la fin de la réhabilitation, elles fonctionneraient de manière durable dans les années à venir.

    Dans leurs remarques séparées, le directeur général de la WRPC, Babatunde Bakare, et son homologue du PHRC, Ahmed Dikko, ont déclaré que les entreprises étaient engagées dans l'exercice de réhabilitation, applaudissant le soutien des syndicats internes et des communautés d'accueil.

    En outre, le président de son conseil d'administration et GMD de la NNPC, Kyari, qui était représenté par le directeur de l'exploitation des services généraux, M. Mohammed Ahmed, a déclaré que les travaux de maintenance préalables à la réhabilitation effectués sur la centrale l'avaient préparée à la réhabilitation. .

    Il a déclaré que l'usine atteindrait 90 pour cent d'utilisation de sa capacité après sa réhabilitation.

    Pour sa part, le directeur général de KRPC, Ezekiel Osarulobe, a félicité le GMD pour sa détermination à mener à bien l'exercice de réhabilitation, ajoutant que la direction et le personnel de l'entreprise étaient solidement derrière lui sur le projet.

    Les Commissaires aux comptes des raffineries ont affirmé qu'ils étaient satisfaits de l'état des comptes des sociétés.

    Côté génération de revenus, dans la semaine sous revue, la filiale de la NNPC NIDAS en charge du transport de pétrole brut et de produits pétroliers, a clôturé son exercice 2020 sur une note positive affichant un chiffre d'affaires total de 243 443 219,00 dollars.

    Le président du conseil d'administration de la société et directeur de l'exploitation de la NNPC, Ventures and Business Development, M. Adeyemi Adetunji, l'a révélé lors de l'assemblée générale annuelle de la société qui s'est tenue virtuellement à Abuja.

    Donnant une ventilation des performances de l'entreprise, le président du conseil d'administration a déclaré que trois filiales de l'entreprise se sont bien comportées malgré la pandémie de Covid-19 qui a fait des ravages dans les entreprises du monde entier.

    Selon lui, NIDAS Marine Limited a réalisé des revenus d'exploitation de 67 265 000,00 dollars (équivalent à 25,6 milliards de nairas) et a enregistré un bénéfice avant impôts de 3 729 000,00 dollars (équivalent à 1,4 milliard de nairas).

    Alors que NIDAS Shipping Services Limited a enregistré un chiffre d'affaires total de 174 903 280 dollars et un bénéfice avant impôts de 1 956 145,00 dollars, NIDAS Shipping Service Agency (UK) Limited a enregistré un chiffre d'affaires total de 1 450 219 dollars et un bénéfice avant impôts de 14 152 milliers de dollars.

    Adetunji a déclaré qu'il y avait de l'espoir que les performances de l'entreprise s'amélioreraient avec la flambée du marché mondial attendue d'ici la fin de l'année à la suite du déploiement des vaccins COVID -19.

    Il a félicité la direction de l'entreprise pour la performance malgré les défis.

    La directrice générale de la société, Mme Christiana Onabu, a remercié le personnel pour la performance, décrivant l'année comme une année difficile tout en assurant les actionnaires d'une meilleure performance dans les années à venir.

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    Que la société Petroleum Products Marketing Company Limited (PPMC) est une filiale en aval détenue à 100 % par la NNPC, résultant de la séparation de la société de commercialisation des pipelines et des produits en trois entités. La PPMC a pour mandat de commercialiser de manière rentable et efficace les produits pétroliers raffinés et d'assurer la sécurité des fourniture et distribution de produits pétroliers à la nation. La vision de PPMC est d'être le fournisseur privilégié de produits pétroliers raffinés sur le marché intérieur nigérian et d'exploiter les opportunités dans la région subsaharienne. La mission de PPMC est de fournir un excellent service à la clientèle dans la commercialisation de produits pétroliers sur les marchés nationaux et internationaux de manière efficace, rentable et compétitive. Que PPMC s'est positionné pour fonctionner comme un spécialiste du marketing de choix grâce à la transformation numérique et à la certification ISO de ses processus commerciaux.

    Sur les perspectives mondiales du pétrole brut, les prix du pétrole ont grimpé après que les données de l'industrie ont montré que les stocks de brut et de produits des États-Unis ont chuté plus que prévu la semaine dernière, renforçant les attentes selon lesquelles la demande dépassera la croissance de l'offre même au milieu d'une augmentation des infections au COVID-19.

    Les contrats à terme sur le brut Brent ont augmenté de 38 cents, ou 0,5%, à 74,86 dollars le baril, après avoir perdu 2 cents lors de la première baisse en six jours.

    Les contrats à terme sur le brut West Texas Intermediate (WTI) des États-Unis d'Amérique ont augmenté de 42 cents, ou 0,6%, à 72,07 dollars le baril, inversant une baisse de 0,4%.

    Pendant ce temps, le Market Intelligence Department du bureau de Londres de la NNPC a signalé que les contrats à terme sur l'essence aux États-Unis d'Amérique étaient récemment un point positif sur un marché pétrolier terne, mais que l'essence atteignant un sommet pluriannuel et clôturant plus haut n'a pas réussi à soulever le reste du complexe pétrolier car les contrats de brut et de diesel aux États-Unis et en Europe ont à peine bougé. (NAA)

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