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HP Unveils World's Most Powerful and First Detachable PC Workstation

HP ZBook x2 PC Allows Designers to Unleash the Power of Adobe Creative Cloud and Other Professional Applications   Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  HP unveiled the world’s most powerful detachable PC1 designed to solve the performance and mobility needs of artists, designers and digital imaging professionals who need to push Adobe Creative Cloud® and other professional applications to the limit. The performance of the HP ZBook x2, the world’s first detachable workstation,15  increases productivity and allows digital creators and storytellers the freedom to work when and where inspiration strikes.    HP’s reinvention of detachable PCs began earlier this year with the introduction of the HP Spectre x2 and the HP Elite x2. Today’s introduction of the HP ZBook x2 completes ......read more

Embrace Autumn with the New Rock Noir Collection from Max

UAE, 22 October, 2017:  Max, the largest value fashion brand in the region, embraces the punk movement this season with the new Rock Noir collection.  Under the umbrella of the 2017 Autumn/Winter Collection, the Rock Noir collection brings in elements from the 1980’s and transforms the casual alternative look into a classic appearance with bold attitude. The collection comes with precise fits in a palette of classic monochromes with an offset of deep reds, blush pink and metallics.   Stylish padded bomber jackets, classic chequered shirts, metallic pleated midi skirts and floral sweatshirts set the trend for the season.   Padded Bomber Jacket - AED 100   Chequered Long Sleeves Shirt with Studded Collar - AED 55 Printed T-Shirt - AED 29 Full Dress - AED 85

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Ministry of Health & Prevention signs agreement with Neopharma Drug Factory to increase emergency medicine inventory

UAE, October 21, 2017- The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) recently signed an agreement with Neopharma Factory to provide some medical stocks used for emergency situations, including 103 types of pharmaceutical products, medicines for emergency cases and other medicines to further enhance the health security of the country following the directives under the Council of Ministers No. 39 of 2015. H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy and Licensing of the Ministry of Health & Prevention, accompanied by Dr. Abdul Karim Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of the Department of Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Operations, signed the agreement on behalf of the Ministry while Suresh Kumar Nandirajo, Chief Operating Officer of Neopharma, signed for the company. Stock of medicine covering one ......read more

SLC's Noon Arts Award Receives 292 Entries from 27 Nationalities

AED 35,000 awarded in competition that recognises the creative talents of women of all ages  Sharjah, October 21, 2017:  Sharjah Ladies Club (SLC) has announced that it has received a total of 292 entries from 27 nationalities for its ‘Noon Arts’ Award. Its theme translating as ‘Huwiyyati - My Identity,’ the Award supports talented creative artists in the field of painting and photography, with the best designs taking a share of AED 35,000 prize money and being displayed in SLC’s Noon Gallery. Launched to celebrate individual identity and to honour female artists, the Huwiyyati Award is in line with SLC’s commitment to support the field of conceptual arts and enhancing cultural growth across the UAE, with a particular focus on Sharjah. The award is a first-of-its-kind initiative from ......read more

Johnson's Baby Cleans Up the Clutter for Millennial Mums at Exclusive Event

Johnson’s Baby Wipes Masterclass highlights the delicacies of babies’ skin, and the importance of product choice as a young mum Dubai, UAE, 21 October, 2017:  Johnson’s Baby cleaned up the clutter for millennial mums by hosting an exclusive event that focused on the delicacies of babies’ skin. The Baby Wipes Masterclass is a unique initiative that brought together mums from across the country to teach them about the intricacies and importance of understanding infant skin care. With myriad skincare options on the shelves today, it’s often difficult for new and young mums to make educated decisions for their babies. Moreover, baby wipes can appear similar in effectiveness, and this can result in the misconception that each wipe does the same job. It was the dedication and care of Johnson’s ......read more

Join Us if You Dare for a Halloween Scare at Tub of Butter

**A Fun Week Of Activities For The Whole Family Including Cookie Decorating, Cupcake Baking, Pizza Making, Trick Or Treating, Fun Fancy Dress And More**   Bring the little ones to Tub Of Butter, the casual dining restaurant, marketplace and deli just off Sheikh Zayed Road, for some Halloween fun! Children can take part in activities in the Haunted House from Friday 27th October until the 31st. They can try their hand at Cookie Decorating, Pizza Baking, Pumpkin Decorating and plenty more in the Spooky Kitchen while you enjoy some eerie fun yourself, or relax and enjoy a much needed latte and a slice of pumpkin pie in the lounge.     Tub Of Butter’s Week of Treats include:    October 27, 2017 6PM – 8PM Creepy Cookies  October 28, 2017 6PM – 8PM Pumpkin ......read more

Statement of Ahmad Bin Shafar CEO, Empower On the occasion of the ‘World Energy Day'

Every year, we celebrate the 'World Energy Day' on the 22nd day of October, as mandated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, during the World Energy Forum that was held in Dubai in 2012. This day serves as an occasion to inspire us to exert more efforts in the move to make our communities more aware of the importance of rationalizing energy consumption; reducing our carbon footprint and mitigating its harmful effects; understanding the significance of renewable and clean energy sources; increasing and supporting efforts to achieve sustainable development and to drive in a successful transformation to a green economy.  In line with this, Empower remains steadfast in its commitment to support the unified move to implement the vision of the ......read more

Masdar Institute Hosting International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration-System on Chips in Abu Dhabi

2017 IFIP/IEEE International Conference to Showcase Latest Research from UAE and around the World on Internet of Things Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 October, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that it is hosting the 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration-System on Chips (VLSI-SoC) on the theme of ‘The Internet of Things: SoC Opportunities and Challenges’. Masdar Institute is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the interconnection of sensing devices embedded in everyday objects to networks that allow them to send and receive data for analysis and subsequent informed actions by the people or systems ......read more

Leading UK advanced materials research centre to be named The Masdar Building

Masdar’s funding towards Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre supports commitment of Abu Dhabi to promote knowledge economy  Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017:  A new research centre at the University of Manchester in England aimed at marketing products and technologies made from a “wonder material” known as graphene will be called The Masdar Building.   Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, is the principal funder of the purpose-built Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), which held its formal “topping out” ceremony attended by UK and UAE government representatives and university officials.   Graphene is a super-strong, highly flexible nanomaterial with unique properties that could be used for many applications in the future, including energy storage ......read more

Etihad Airways Partners with Alibaba's Tmall and Alitrip to Launch Five Specially Branded Aircraft for the Tmall 11.11 Global Shopping Festival

Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017:   Etihad Airways and Alibaba’s Tmall and Alitrip will today debut a specially branded aircraft livery for the 11.11 Global Shopping Festival 2017. Five aircraft emblazoned with this special 11.11 exterior will depart from Abu Dhabi travelling to four destinations in Greater China - Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Hong Kong. In the coming month, these five aircraft will carry this unique branding to over 40 cities across Etihad Airways' global network.    China has over 721 million internet users and the ecommerce industry in China has grown continuously over the past decade. Tmall is the lead player in the country’s ecommerce industry. Its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival has quickly become the largest and most influential online shopping festival in ......read more

40 schools joined the 4th Young Business Talent Hunt 2017

Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017:  The 4th Inter-School Young Business Talent Hunt 2017 (YBTH) organized by Skyline University College and The Young Vision magazine has received an overwhelming participation of 40 schools from across the UAE during the 3-day event from October 16-18, 2017 at SUC campus. A total number of 247 teams are competing in three categories of Advertisement Design, New Business Plan, and New Mobile Application. The Chief Guest of the event was SUC Founder President, Mr. Kamal Puri, who delivered a motivational speech to inspire and encourage the young generation. Farzeen Amin, Razan Mutasim, Rashida Puras, Elisha Francesca Santos Salamanca of Westminster School Dubai garnered the winning spot for Advertising Design; Karthika Vijay, Vanshika Bhardwaj, Fathima Fidah Faisel, Sivani Suresh Kumar of Gems Our Indian ......read more

First A330neo successfully completes maiden flight

Three dedicated flight-test aircraft to perform all flight testing for both the A330-800 and A330-900 variants; Development on track for A330-900 entry into service in the middle of 2018. Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  The first of three A330neo Family development aircraft to fly – MSN1795, an A330-900 variant – has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France at 14:10 hrs local time after successfully completing its first flight which lasted 4 hours and 13 minutes. The aircraft was powered by the latest technology Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans.   The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Experimental Test Pilots Thierry BOURGES, Thomas WILHELM and Test-Flight Engineer Alain POURCHET. Meanwhile, monitoring the aircraft systems and performance in real-time at the flight-test-engineer’s ......read more

World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017 underlines key initiatives and strategies during press conference

WGES 2017 will create synergies across the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable development to help achieve the global agenda of green economy   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 October 2017:  The organising committee of the fourth edition of The World Green Economy Summit (WGES) 2017has organised a press conference today (Thursday, 19th October, 2017) in Emirates Towers hotel to announce the completion of preparations for holding the summit as part of affirming the UAE’s efforts in sustainable development and supporting Dubai’s position as the global capital of green economy.    Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,  the fourth edition of WGES 2017is set to be held on 24-25 ......read more

Global Innovation Index Team continues implementation of initiatives on development of innovation enablers in the UAE

Abu Dhabi, October 19, 2017: The Executive Team of the Global Innovation Index under the UAE National Agenda held its fifth national meeting at the Ministry of Economy’s headquarters in Dubai. The session was led by H.E. Abdullah Sultan Al Fan Al-Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary for Industrial Affairs at the Ministry of Economy and head of the team. Government representatives from the Ministries of Education, Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Finance as well as the Central Bank, the Federal Authority for Competitiveness and Statistics, the Securities and Commodities Authority and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority participated in the event. The group discussed the latest developments on the initiatives for developing innovation enablers and enhancing the UAE’s competitiveness on the Global Innovation Index. ......read more

ManageEngine Empowers IT Help Desks with New AD Management Integrations

  ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced integration support for ServiceNow, ServiceDesk Plus, and Oracle and MS SQL databases within ADManager Plus, its Active Directory management and reporting solution. Available immediately, these integrations enable technicians using ServiceNow, ServiceDesk Plus, and various HR applications to easily carry out AD user management tasks, from user onboarding to deprovisioning. ADManager Plus, a prominent enterprise IT solution, helps admins manage every aspect of Active Directory (AD), including AD users. While ADManager Plus manages and reports on AD, Exchange, Office 365, and more, IT service management tools (ITSM) like ServiceDesk Plus and ServiceNow provide help desks with improved visibility and centralized control when dealing with IT issues. In terms of ......read more

Dubai Fitness Challenge Unveils Partners, Sponsors and Supporters Helping to Make Dubai the Most Active City in the World

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19th October, 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council for Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council launched the Dubai Fitness Challenge as a step towards making Dubai the most active city in the world, and some of the biggest names in the UAE have stepped up to get involved in what is a world first – getting an entire city moving over the course of 30 days. These major organisations across the public and private sector have signed up as official partners and sponsors for the inaugural Dubai Fitness Challenge. Already fully committed to healthy and active lifestyles for their people, teams and customers, their support reinforces a firm belief and unwavering enthusiasm towards creating an active and ......read more

AGMC welcomes much anticipated plug-in hybrid fleet

AGMC’s new fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) includes the BMW 330e iPerformance, 530e iPerformance, 740Le iPerformance, and BMW X5 XDrive40e, which join the existing plug-in hybrid BMW i8 The new fleet is in showrooms now The UAE is installing electric car-charging stations across the country, with more than 50 already available across Dubai  The fully-electric BMW i3 will be on show at events across Dubai over the coming months, and will join the fleet by 2018 Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  AGMC, the official BMW Group importer for Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, has welcomed the eagerly-anticipated fleet of PHEV models in its showrooms.   With lower fuel consumption and Co2 emissions thanks to their high-performance electric motors, the new fleet of green, low-emission ......read more

RAK DED launch affordable health insurance to companies in Ras Al Khaimah

Health insurance coverage starts as low as AED 550 to companies and individuals in Ras Al Khaimah Ras Al Khaimah – UAE 19 October 2017:  Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Economic Development (DED) has launched an online health portal for the Emirate called Sehteq. Sehteq offers optional and affordable health insurance coverage for companies licensed by DED. Sehteq is a state-of-the-art health care platform that combines ‘Insurtech’ and ‘Healthtech’, the latest technologies in the insurance and health industries. “The Sehteq commitment demonstrates how the DED continues to work towards the vision of His Highness, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi to grow and support SMEs,” said Dr. Abdulrahman Al Naqbi, Director General, Department of Economic Development in Ras Al Khaimah. Dr. Al ......read more

‘brands4u', the biggest factory outlet opens in Reef Mall, Dubai

Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  ‘brands4u’, the biggest factory outlet in Dubai showcasing high end brands from all around the world opened its doors to shoppers. The soft opening was in the  presence of Mr. Sunil Shetty an Indian film actor, producer and entrepreneur who is an active star in Bollywood with appearances in more than 110 films. Sunil Shetty as the first customer flagged off the sales.  Hon. Mr. Paul Raymond P. Cortes, Consul General of the Philippines in the UAE officially inaugurated the ‘brands4u’ in the presence of leading dignitaries from diverse fields.  Speaking to the media during the inauguration, Mr. Vijay Samyani, Managing Director and Founder of brand4u said “UAE is the region where people always get inspired by trends. They are always looking for an ......read more

Fujitsu and Silver Peak Accelerate Delivery of SD-WAN Services

World-class technology and managed services result in a turnkey SD-WAN solution for service providers Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. launched its SD-WAN-as-a-Service (software defined wide area network) developed for service providers to offer to their enterprise customers. The comprehensive solution combines the Fujitsu SDN/NFV Consulting Service and Managed Network Service with the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnectSP SD-WAN solution. Instead of spending months designing and implementing their own solution, the Fujitsu offering allows service providers to quickly deliver SD-WAN-as-a-Service to their enterprise customers. The net result is that service providers can now focus on acquiring customers and generating revenue using the benefits of this disruptive technology.   The Fujitsu service uses a subscription based, ......read more

Take a Healthy Living pledge with QNET

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 19 2017:  October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness throughout the world.  Prominent direct selling company QNET, through its wide range of wellness products and services, encourages a healthy and happy lifestyle for women everywhere. “We at QNET believe in a fully balanced life — mentally and physically. Through the Absolute Living Campaign, we hope families, women and children everywhere can achieve wholesome happiness from within. QNET is very involved in women’s health and wellness. With supplements like Sun&Moon, EDG3, and Kenta, we encourage more people to take up a holistic lifestyle,” said QNET Personal Care and Wellness Expert Sunny Shaper.  Often, hectic lifestyles and stress takes a toll on women’s health, which is further ......read more

UAE government steps up initiatives to boost sustainable transport

Key theme Towards Sustainable and Intelligent Mobility under spotlight at the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  Recent government initiatives aimed at reducing transport carbon emissions and transforming transportation to intelligent and autonomous modeshas thrown the spotlight on the UAEto be one of the best countries in the world, as the countdown begins to the 3rd International Conference on Future Mobility in Dubai.  The UAE has already seen a series of announcements from various government entities towards achieving the goals outlined in the national agenda of the UAE Vision 2021, and Dubai’s Autonomous Transportation Strategy. With electric vehicles standards and regulations now in place and with autonomous driving becoming a core component of future mobility, ......read more

The line up of Bollywood stars continue in Al Adil.

38th outlet inaugurated in Al Barsha by VidyaBalan Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  The line up of Bollywood film stars patronizing Al Adil Trading is seeing a rapid increase over the past few months. The gracious presence of the stunning Bollywood beauty VidyaBalan will enhance the glamour quotient when Al Adil Trading Co LLC, U.A.E.’s leading name for Indian food stuff, inaugurated their 38th outlet in Al Barsha on Tuesday 10thOctober. Announcing this in a press release Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director Al Adil Trading Co LLC, said that the inauguration by Bollywood’s leading character actress who has had most of her films declared hit, is an epitome of South India beauty with Bollywood vivacity. “VidyaBalanhas always been the face of modern Indian woman. Her charm, versatility, ability ......read more

Dubai Airports signs agreement with Union Insurance Company

Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  Dubai Airports, operator of the world’s number one airport for international passengers – Dubai International (DXB), and Dubai World Central, has signed an agreement with Union Insurance Company, a leading provider of customer-focused insurance solutions to individuals and corporations in the region, to provide life insurance solutions to Dubai Airports employees  Ann-Marie Campbell, Executive Vice President of Human Resources Development at Dubai Airports said:   “We are very pleased to introduce this new initiative to our employees in collaboration with Union Insurance.  It is a reflection of Dubai Airports’  commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of our employees and their families. Our employees are the heart of the organization and we believe any ......read more

Vision-X Vision Plus Award Winners 2017 Announced

Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  Hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre last night (Wednesday), the Vision-X Vision Plus awards celebrated the latest in design for spectacles, sunglasses, contact lens, and ophthalmology equipment within the Middle Eastern market. The 80-exhibitor strong three day trade event will run until 19 October (Thursday) and is set to return next year from 13-15 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   Vision-X VP Award Winners Category Winner Best New Spectacle Frame (Luxury) Silhouette Pure Art/ G014 New Spectacle Frame (Designer) Dunhill  VDH080 col.303 / ICON Best New Spectacle Frame (Niche) Safilo  Calibro 01 Best New Spectacle Frame (Popular) Police VPL485 Col. 824 / Orbit : ......read more

Glambox.me - Get Glam On The Go

** With 70% of site visitors accessing Glambox.me via their smartphone, leading beauty box has launched an app putting themselves exactly where their customers want them and their special offers – at their fingertips **   Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  The UAE leads the charts when it comes to internet access, with an impressive 99% of our citizens surfing the web, whilst mobile browsing currently accounts for half of the world’s web traffic!    It is fair to say that this rise in mobile technologies has changed how we search for, and shop for the majority of products and services and in no sector is this more true than the beauty world.   The use of smartphone apps to engage consumers, introduce products and enhance the whole discovery process has gained traction with many beauty ......read more

IOC Vice President to attend 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity

Moza Al Marri: Anita DeFrantz is a role model for women in sports and leadership roles Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:   Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Awards yesterday announced the participation of Anita DeFrantz, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as one of the speakers at the 13th Dubai International Symposium for Sports Creativity, which will be held on November 1 at the Palazzo Versace hotel under the theme “Empowerment of Women in Sport”. DeFrantz, who was a member of the United States rowing team at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal in the women’s eight, has been one of the leading voices for gender-equality in the Olympic movement and became the first female Vice President of the IOC executive committee in 1997, remained in the ......read more

Dubai Desert Warrior to kick-off DXB 30x30 Challenge

Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2017:  More than 1,000 people are expected to line-up for the fourth running of the Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge this Friday at Dubailand, the event being a part of the #30x30 Dubai Fitness Challenge this year. Supported by Dubai Sports Council, this year’s Dubai Desert Warrior Challenge will be an official qualifying event for the 2018 Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) World Championships as well, but only in the individual 10km category. The first three heats of the day, starting 7.30am, will be reserved solely for ‘pro’ athletes and only these heats will count towards the Desert Warrior Challenge individual competition - male and female - and the qualifying for the OCR World Championship. To be considered a pro athlete, male participants should have completed a 10km sand-based ......read more

ManageEngine Boosts ServiceDesk Plus with Chat, Takes IT Self-Service to the Next Level

  ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the integration of ServiceDesk Plus, its flagship ITSM product, with its parent company’s messaging platform, Zoho Cliq. Starting with IT help desks, ManageEngine is leading backroom IT operations into enterprises’ mainstream communication channels. Available immediately for ServiceDesk Plus Cloud users, this integration allows service desk teams to begin accelerating end user self-service adoption, leading to improved support and productivity as well as quicker issue resolution. As businesses break geographic barriers more and more, they’re constantly looking for better messaging tool alternatives. Email is simply inefficient when it comes to collaboration between different team members. Zoho Cliq is a communication tool that is built for ......read more

Mashreq posts a 12.0% y–o–y growth in Net Profit for the first nine months of 2017

Dubai, UAE; 19th October 2017:  Mashreq, one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, today has reported its financial results for the first nine months ending 30th September 2017.    Key highlights [9M 2017 vs 9M 2016]: Healthy growth in Net Profit  Net profit for 9M 2017 stood at AED 1.7 billion - a 12.0% increase YoY Impairment Allowance down by 30.0% YoY; Operating expenses lower by almost 2% on the back of effective cost management Consistently high proportion of non-interest income Mashreq’s best-in-class non-interest income to operating income ratio remained high at 39.8%  Investment income up by 73.8% YoY Solid balance sheet Total Assets remained stable at AED 121.8 billion while Loans and Advances increased by 6.0% to reach AED 64.7 ......read more

Ministry of Health and Prevention issues warning against travel to Madagascar and takes extra precautionary measures

UAE, October 18, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has recently issued a warning to UAE nationals and residents about traveling to Madagascar, following the country’s report of an alarming increase of cases of pneumonia. The Ministry also encouraged those who need to travel to Madagascar to take extra precautionary measures during their trip, which include maintaining close coordination with key agencies like the Dubai Health Authority, Health Authority - Abu Dhabi and General Civil Aviation Authority. Dr. Fatima Al-Attar, Vice-President of the National Committee for International Health Regulations and the Control of Pandemics, confirmed the absence of infected cases in the country and that the Ministry will soon issue a circular for health workers covering essential information on the pulmonary ......read more

Hywind Scotland inauguration positions Masdar at the forefront of floating wind technology

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon officially opens world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, now supplying around 20,000 households Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer of Mubadala Investment Company’s Aerospace, Renewables & Information Communications Technology platform, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, join Scottish government and Statoil officials at launch ceremony in Aberdeen 30MW wind park to be connected to 1MWh Batwind storage solution, further optimising output  Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:   Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Norway’s Minister for Energy & Petroleum, Terje Søviknes, attended today’s formal unveiling of the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, a renewable energy ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Allocates US$50 Million for Development of Velana International Airport in Maldives

Works include new 3,400-metre runway, passenger terminal, infrastructure upgrade Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 October, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, extended a US$50 million (AED183.65 million) concessionary loan to the Maldivian government to develop the Velana International Airport in Malé. The Velana International Airport Development Project includes the construction of a new 3,400-metre runway with a breakwater and rehabilitation of the old runway. In addition, the funding will help build a new west passenger terminal and a maintenance building, and complete phase-1 works of the south terminal. The loan agreement was formalised in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai during ......read more

Afaf Sherif from Palestine Crowned Winner of Arab Reading Challenge

Al Iman School in Bahrain and Supervisor Houriya Al Thil from Morocco also honoured at Dubai closing ceremony Dubai, UAE: 18 October, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today crowed Afaf Sherif from Palestine the champion of the Arab Reading Challenge. Al Iman School in Bahrain won the best school title and Houriya Al Thil from Morocco was honoured as the most outstanding supervisor.  At the finale of the second round of the Challenge, His Highness said, “We invite all Arab students across the world to join us and to compete in ARC next year; we want to bring Arabs together in the spirit of education and competition.” He continued, “ARC has revealed the passion young Arabs have for knowledge; they are the ones who will ......read more

Eutelsat consolidates its presence in Middle East with the acquisition of NOORSAT

DUBAI, 18 October 2017:  Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) has acquired NOORSAT, one of the leading satellite service providers in the Middle East, from Bahrain’s Orbit Holding Group. Established in 2004, NOORSAT is the premier distributor of Eutelsat capacity in the Middle East, serving blue-chip customers and providing services for over 300 TV channels almost exclusively from Eutelsat’s market-leading Middle East and North Africa neighbourhoods at 7/8° West and 25.5° East. The acquisition of NOORSAT fits with Eutelsat’s broader strategy of streamlining distribution within selected core video neighbourhoods where it can create value. It will allow Eutelsat to strengthen the long term commercial development of its market-leading video positions in the Arabic world and increase its ......read more

Dubai Health Authority undertakes future quality and accreditation initiatives until 2018.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 18, 2017:  The Dubai Health Authority will continue its efforts to seek international accreditations and enhance quality management for its health facilities, said a top health official. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Bin Kalban, CEO of Hospital Services Sector at the DHA, said: “The DHA understands the value and importance of medical quality management and international healthcare accreditations in order to achieve and maintain excellence in healthcare.  A majority of our facilities have been accredited and reaccredited subsequently.  From now until end of 2018, we are working on seeking certain accreditations / certifications for our health facilities.” Bin Kalban said that the sector is currently pursuing JCI (Joint Commission International) accreditation for ambulatory care ......read more

Ministry of Climate Change and Environment to Launch UAE Third Biosecurity Conference in Dubai under Theme ‘Biosecurity is Everyone's Responsibility'

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: October 18, 2017:   His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Chairman of the National Biosecurity Committee, will inaugurate the UAE Third Biosecurity Conference, in Dubai on Monday, October 23. The two-day conference under the theme ‘Biosecurity is Everyone’s Responsibility’, will convene a wide local and international participation. His Excellency Engineer Saif Al Shara, Assistant Undersecretary for the External Audit Sector at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, said that the conference is a key element in the National Committee’s efforts to implement the National Biosecurity Strategy adopted by the UAE Cabinet in 2013 under the theme "Integrated Biosecurity". Engineer Al Sharaa explained that ......read more

BBC Worldwide pens first ever SVOD deal with E-Vision

Dubai, 18 October 2017:  E-Vision, a fully-owned subsidiary of Etisalat today announced its first content agreement with BBC Worldwide for the subscription of video-on-demand (SVOD) service.  The content agreement was signed at the ongoing annual trade event MIPCOM held in Cannes, France between 16-19 October. The event gathers the world’s most influential industry players and is an exhibition that showcases the latest blockbuster programming and partners from the global entertainment market. The agreement delivers a broad spectrum of content to Etisalat’s SVOD customers. War and Peace, the critically acclaimed modern take on one of the most famous stories of all time makes it SVOD premiere in the market, alongside Golden Globe™ award-winning drama Wolf Hall, spectacular natural history series Wild Mexico, ......read more

UAE to host the region's first women's only soccer tournament Global Goals World Cup

DUBAI – October 18, 2017:  Dubai-headquartered Sustainable Mindz and Denmark-based Eir Soccer announced the launch of Global Goals World Cup UAE (GGWCup UAE), the first women’s only global soccer tournament in the Middle East supporting the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals.  The GGWCup UAE will be hosted in Dubai, the UAE on January 19, 2018, under the patronage of the Royal Danish Embassy Abu Dhabi, Save the Children International and the United Nations Development Programme. The tournament will drive awareness around the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and empowering young girls and women around the world.   Sustainable Mindz and Eir Soccer believe that the UAE is a great location for the first edition of the GGWCup in the MENA region. The tournament is a one-day, spectator friendly, ......read more

Cognizant cloud enables ANHAM FZCO's SAP infrastructure to help reinforce its foundations towards digital transformation

UAE, October 18, 2017 - Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) announced today (Wednesday 18 October 2017) that it has cloud-enabled the SAP infrastructure at ANHAM FZCO, a leading Middle East-based supply chain firm, to make its enterprise IT environment more agile, cost-efficient, secure and scalable, enabling ANHAM to respond faster to changing market requirements. Dubai-based ANHAM provides multi-modal project management, logistics, supply chain, warehousing, and fleet, asset and facilities management solutions in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, and Europe.  As part of the engagement, Cognizant migrated mission-critical, on-premise enterprise SAP production system workloads to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This has enabled ANHAM to improve the monitoring, availability and performance of its IT infrastructure, optimize ......read more

Green Hope's Climate Change Conference - From Paris to Bonn

Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  Our planet is at the edge of a precipice and yet most of us remain blissfully unaware of this impending danger. Our energy hungry economies continue to add millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide  to atmosphere with absolute disregard to the devastating impacts it is causing to our environment , pushing our planet's temperatures higher and higher and reaching a point in the near future where human life may be snuffed out forever.  Climate change is not a myth -- it is one of the harshest reality of our times and the current generation is the last one that has the opportunity to tackle it . These are the messages that youth sustainability organisation , Green Hope Foundation , has been advocating amongst various sections of civil society , especially youth , through its conferences and ......read more

US$ 3 billion Middle East AV market grows by incredible 75% between 2012 and 2016 spurred by surging regional demand

Second day of show sees deals, product launches aplenty Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:   Two days into the second edition, Prolight + Sound Middle East has been attracting quite a lot of attention from the who's who of the entertainment and events industry in the region. Chockfull of the latest in events and entertainment products and solutions from leading international brands, Prolight + Sound Middle East is tapping into a wellspring of latent demand from the flourishing regional events and entertainment scene, as well as wide interest from hospitality and government representatives. According to research from Euromonitor International (EMI), the UAE’s professional AV market is estimated to value US$ 707 million by 2018, up from US$ 656.2 million in 2016, giving an idea of the scale of potential ......read more

Empower to participate in WETEX and showcase its latest district cooling solutions

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has announced its participation at this year's editions of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which will be held from 23 to 25 October, 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. During their presence at the three-day show as Strategic Sponsor for WETEX and  a Headline Sponsor for WGES, the company will be throwing the spotlight on its latest range of district cooling solutions and to help increase more awareness in the importance of utilizing energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly cooling products and services.  The company’s presence at these two events demonstrates its continuing commitment ......read more

Global Experts Take the Stage at RSA® Conference 2017 Abu Dhabi Seizing the Power of Opportunity

Abu Dhabi, UAE – October 18, 2017:  RSA® Conference, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition, has announced its program of speakers for the third RSA Conference Abu Dhabi, set to take place from November 7-8 at the Emirates Palace. Regional and global experts will take the stage to discuss a range of topics including Cybercrime, Security Strategy, Infrastructure and Operations, Blockchain, AI, Cloud, IoT & Ransomware.   Keeping in line with the tradition of concluding on a high note, this year the Conference will close with the former Director General of the United Kingdom’s MI5, Dame Stella Rimington, who is well renowned for her successful career, which spans across countersubversion, counterespionage and counterterrorism. Dame Stella will cover topics of leadership ......read more

Huawei Partners with Nextek and Quectel to Drive IoT Expansion in the Middle East

Bringing global technologies to power smart city expansion in the region  Dubai, UAE October 18, 2017: Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider signed an agreement with two global companies to promote the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and build a IoT ecosystem in the Middle East: Nextek Solutions, a global IT & software provider and integrator and Quectel, a leading supplier of wireless modules. The two entities will cooperate with Huawei to build Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) solutions that target the needs of regional organizations. In the Middle East, the Internet of Things is being driven by Smart Cities. Governments from this region have made smart city expansion a key goal of their national agendas, leading to the deployment of innovative projects that stand as a reference for smart city development ......read more

Masdar-led joint venture agrees financing for largest wind farm in Serbia

HE Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia, witnesses signing accompanied by HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak and Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi of Mubadala Investment Company  Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar 60 per cent shareholder in joint venture developing 158MW Čibuk 1 wind farm 50km outside Belgrade Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  Financing for one of the largest wind power projects in mainland Europe has been agreed by the project’s shareholders and lenders at a ceremony in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.   Due for completion in the first half of 2019, the 158 megawatt (MW) capacity Čibuk 1 wind farm will be the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia and the Western Balkans.   Agreements for the financing of Čibuk 1 were signed ......read more

UAE Team Emirates Arrive in China for Season Finale

Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  UAE Team Emirates will finish their opening UCI World Tour cycling season in China this week, where they will participate in the Tour of Guangxi from Thursday 19 – Tuesday 24 October.     The six-stage race, taking place in the southern region of China bordering Vietnam, will feature seven UAE Team Emirates’ riders including; Matteo Bono (Italy), Valerio Conti (Italy), Kristijan Durasek (Croatia), Andrea Guardini (Italy), Matej Mohoric (Slovenia), Oliviero Troia (Italy) and Federico Zurlo (Italy). The team will be supported by Sports Directors Simone Pedrazzini and Bruno Vicino.   The opening three stages of the season finale will likely favour the sprinters, whilst climbers could look to make up any lost time on stages four and five – both featuring ......read more

F&B October Listings 2017 | Palace Downtown

ALFRESCO DINING IS BACK ON AT PALACE DOWNTOWN Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  Now that autumn is upon us, mildly warm days and comfortably cool nights are on their way – meaning it’s time to embrace alfresco dining once again. All of the terraces at Palace Downtown will now be open to our guests. Whether you choose to dine at Asado, Thiptara, FAI, Al Bayt, Buhayra Lounge or Ewaan, you’ll be treated to beautiful settings and stunning views of Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Fountain and the Palace Gardens. Treat your taste buds to the sun-kissed flavours of Latin America at Asado, Palace Downtown A culinary fiesta that pays homage to the rich flavours and rustic charm of Latin American market food, the new Asado Grape and Harvest Lunch is where Chef Josefinna Vallve’s masterful skills come alive. Let your taste ......read more

GROHE to showcase exciting innovations at WETEX 2017

Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings and a global brand, is proud to announce its participation in WETEX 2017 in Dubai. The leader in sanitary technology will be showcasing its latest products which represent GROHE’s dedication to innovative water conservation. From the 23rd to the 25th of October, 2017, visitors will be able to discover the latest innovations from GROHE. At the exhibition, the GROHE stand will be located in the SmarTech hall and visitors that pass by the stand will receive a coupon for free installation of any GROHE product.

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Jebel Ali Expands Further as Terminal 3 Gets 1.5m TEU New Capacity

First of 84 new STS automated gantry cranes arrive with retrofitted equipment servicing global shipping alliances Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 October, 2017:  Global trade enabler DP World is stepping up container handling productivity at its flagship Jebel Ali Port, by adding 1.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) to Container Terminal 3 (T3).  The expansion is in response to emerging market demand and increases the port’s capacity from 18 million TEU to 19.5 million TEU. T3 now has a capacity of 4 million TEU and will be the world’s largest semi-automated terminal.  The first batch of 37 new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 47 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes are already operational and servicing customers. The 720,000 sqm facility was inaugurated in 2014 by His Highness ......read more