UEFA EURO 2020 Sponsor Hisense Showcases Hisense U7 TV at the Tournament

QINGDAO, China, June 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — After a year’s delay, UEFA EURO 2020 officially kicked off in Rome, Italy, in the early hours of June 12, Beijing time. The presence of a large number of Chinese elements on the many digital screens overlooking the stadium aroused widespread discussion among audiences throughout China. In 2016, Hisense, as the first Chinese firm to become a sponsor of UEFA EURO, ran an advertisement with the tagline “Buy TV, Choose U7”, that was seen by millions of football fans worldwide. Hisense’s sponsorship 5 years ago inspired many more Chinese companies to follow their lead by becoming UEFA EURO sponsors. As a result, advertisements from Chinese firms have become a common sight at all of Europe’s major tournaments.

It is the first time in the history of UEFA EURO that the interval between tournaments was extended to five years rather than the usual four. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the quadrennial event. This year’s tournament was especially anticipated by spectators and football fans around the world, as it is the first world-class sporting event following the ending of lockdown measures in most countries since the outbreak of the pandemic, as well as the first to allow a certain number of spectators to watch the game on site. There was a huge turnout online in Europe for this first game of the tournament, while Chinese fans, due to the time difference, stayed up late to watch the game. The first three days of UEFA EURO 2020 happen to coincide with the Dragon Boat Festival holiday in China, when star teams from Belgium, England and the Netherlands had their first matches. The popularity of these three teams in China is expected to send ratings soaring among that audience.

Five years ago, in 2016, Hisense, the first Chinese sponsor of UEFA Euro in the 56-year history of the tournament, left a lasting impression on the audience with the tagline “Hisense TV China’s No. 1”. During the opening match this year, however, Hisense chose to remain low-profile, by returning to the earlier tagline “Buy TV, Choose U7”. The U7 is a customized TV set series officially created for UEFA Euro 2020, and is proving to be an item in the Hisense TV portfolio that is turning a lot of heads. Just as most soccer teams have their own legendary “No. 7 player”, Hisense’s executives, as they have become of aware of the series’ popularity, have started referring to it in company meetings as “Hisense’s No. 7 Player”.

Publicly available data from All View Cloud show that for two consecutive months, three models in the Hisense U7 series have been among the top 10 best-selling new TVs in China. Hisense U7G-Pro, the world’s first ULED XDR TV, boasts a peak picture brightness of 1600nit, more than 5 times that of ordinary LCD TVs, vastly boosting the clarity of the image and the level of detail. The ultra-high 144HZ refresh rate eliminates the streaking effect that mars the viewing experience when players run or pass the ball. Hisense has also developed a “Super Fan” viewing mode tailored for this year’s UEFA Euro, which includes features such as AI Green Field (a smart feature that optimizes the viewing effect when panning over a field green grass, rendering the image substantially clearer), AI Watching and Multi-Perspective Watching. The lineup of these special features with the football fan in mind makes U7G-Pro a particular good choice for watching UEFA EURO 2020 games.

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OPEC daily basket price stood at $71.99 a barrel Monday

VIENNA, The price of OPEC basket of thirteen crudes stood at $71.99 a barrel on Monday, 14th June, compared with $71.31 the previous Friday, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations.

The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Djeno (Congo), Zafiro (Equatorial Guinea), Rabi Light (Gabon), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela).

Source: Emirates News Agency

Banking, realty blue chips lift UAE stocks

ABU DHABI, The Abu Dhabi and Dubai main share indexes remained in the positive territory Monday, and climbed 0.51 percent and 0.90 respectively, driven by banking and realty blue chips.

Emaar Properties led the best performing shares, rallying to AED4.13, with the emirate’s largest lender Emirates NBD Bank rising to AED13.80.

At Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, the International Holding Company (IHC) continued to surge to AED97 amid AED414 million in transactions, with the country’s largest lender FAB closing favourably at AED16.88. Etisalat also rose to AED22.20 and ADNOC Distribution to AED4.40.

A total of 5,283 deals were conducted in ADX worth around AED1.426 billion over 321 million shares. At DFM, 3,522 deals were struck over 185 million shares worth AED312 million.

Source: Emirates News Agency

116,377 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in past 24 hours: MoHAP

ABU DHABI, The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced that 116,377 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were administered during the past 24 hours.

The total number of doses provided up to today stands at 13,964,439 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 141.19 doses per 100 people.

The vaccination drive is in line with the Ministry’s plan to provide the vaccine to all members of society and acquire immunity, which will help reduce the number of cases and control the spread of the virus.

Source: Emirates News Agency

Abu Dhabi’s health department receives ‘Gold Initiative – Elite Organisation’ for efforts in tackling pandemic

ABU DHABI, The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) has been awarded the Gold Initiative Certificate – Elite Organisation, presented by the Arab Hospitals Federation, in recognition of the department’s efforts to combat COVID-19.

This certificate is issued to recognise the efforts and procedures undertaken by healthcare organisations, particularly in the Arab World, to manage and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and maintain the health and well-being of the community.

The Arab Hospitals Federation praised DoH for its distinguished performance and efficient response to the pandemic. Through the dedication of its team members and ongoing efforts towards providing world-class quality healthcare services, DoH has emerged as a model across the region, adapting and innovating throughout this crisis.

DoH has been recognised for its exceptional performance in 8 out of 8 categories, which include: regulation of staff in terms of directing, regulating and managing the work of teams and ensuring the integration of roles, good governance and leadership, community engagement, vaccination planning, administration and distribution, infection control, training and education, staff support and protection, building post-COVID-19 services and innovative technology.

Commenting on this achievement, Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of DoH, said, “Abu Dhabi has shown the world its unique response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earning such prestigious awards and recognition for our response to the challenges of the pandemic is a testament to the continuous efforts of our wise leadership who have continuously prioritised and ensured the health and safety of all members of the community.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, we have worked alongside all of our stakeholders to maintain the health and safety of our community by focusing on key elements that have shaped our effective response to the challenges. This includes constantly coordinating with involved entities locally and internationally, investing in enhancing the efficiency and expertise of healthcare workers and further complimenting the ongoing epidemiological investigation of COVID-19 efforts, in addition to moving ahead with our vaccine intake plans.”

Prof. Tawfik Khoja, General Secretary of the Arab Hospitals Federation, said, “It is very inspiring for the Arab countries to witness how DoH has braved and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and has intensified its efforts to serve its community. It has won the battle in all aspects and this success is a testament of their dedication, innovation, professionalism and hard work.”

Within the framework of the nominations, and in the first phase of the Gold Initiative, a total of 58 hospitals and healthcare organisations from eight Arab countries have participated and submitted their files to be evaluated by the initiative’s judging panel, and 18 of them were qualified to the second phase.

The success of the first phase of the Gold Initiative has contributed to building a great reputation and trust in the healthcare sector, including the World Health Organisation, the Middle East and North Africa Health Policy Forum, University of Washington, Arab Health Associations and many others, and this has led the Arab Hospitals Federation to expand the scope of this initiative.

Source: Emirates News Agency