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Beauty Company, Cosnova, Launches “Keep Your #kisstance”, a Solidarity Campaign With Victims of Covid-19- Donating Up to 1 Million Euros to Doctors Without Borders

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:    One of the leading German cosmetics companies, cosnova, which holds some of the beauty world’s favorite brands such as essence and CATRICE, is supporting in the fight against the Coronavirus with the campaign “Keep your #Kisstance” For every person who expresses their solidarity with #kisstance on social media and encourages the idea of social distancing, cosnova will put another five Euros in the donation pot. The aim is to reach a total of 1 million Euros together for the frontliners while spreading social awareness on the cause. COVID-19 is currently dominating lives around the world. The most impressionable way of slowing down the spread of the virus is by maintaining physical distance. Hence, why we’ve heard phrases such as “social ......read more

Enhanced Digital Transformation and Regulatory Compliance Will Boost Profitability of UAE Banks, KPMG UAE Banking Perspectives Report Finds

Dubai, UAE, 8 April 2020:   Financial institutions that leverage technology and data to deliver fully integrated services may be in a better position to drive business growth and overcome disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to KPMG’s fifth annual UAE Banking Perspectives report. The publication, which offers an overview and analysis of the banking industry in the country, found that rapidly evolving customer expectations and increasing regulatory scrutiny are putting pressure on UAE banks to modernize every facet of their operations. Many are structuring their businesses in new and exciting ways and are recognizing customer experience as a source of commercial value rather than as a differentiator versus their competition. The report also observed a healthy trend of increasing banking ......read more

Medcare and Cisco Unveil Telehealth Platform, Allowing Patients to Connect Live with Doctors through Videoconferencing

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium provider of healthcare services, has in collaboration with Cisco, announced the roll-out of its telehealth technology that will give patients access to value-added videoconferencing health services on their laptops and mobile phones, meaning that they can receive the quality healthcare they need from anywhere.  Collaborating with Cisco, the world’s leader in IT and networking services, Medcare and Cisco have worked to combine health technology and the convenience of telemedicine. Designed to empower patients to take control of their health, telehealth literally puts it in the hands of the people. From video medical consultations to booking appointments and speaking directly with a number of specialist ......read more

Dubai Customs Launches Customs Inspector Safe Passage in Response to Covid-19

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:     Dubai Customs’ Administrative Affairs Department designed a mobile safe passage for the safety and security of its inspection officers. This comes in line with the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and other health authorities in the UAE to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  The new customs inspection mobile cabin has been designed in cooperation with a manufacturing company and it is intended to protect inspectors and sterilize them before embarking on their inspection routines.  The safe inspection passage can be transported easily to any place within the building. It is equipped with a smart thermal scanner that reads temperature aloud, a water source operated by foot rather than hands, and full sterilization, along with safety gear ......read more

Podium for BMW Works Driver Philipp Eng on the Virtual Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   The virtual racing season continues to gather speed. Race two of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO was held on Saturday. BMW works driver Philipp Eng (AUT) finished on the podium in the three-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER). Together with his team-mates Alexander Voß and Laurin Heinrich (both GER), he finished second overall in the #189 BMW Z4 GT3.       Munich. The virtual racing season continues to gather speed. Race two of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO was held on Saturday. BMW works driver Philipp Eng (AUT) finished on the podium in the three-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER). Together with his team-mates Alexander Voß and Laurin Heinrich (both GER), he finished second ......read more

Winners of the 2020 Arabian & Global Islamic Markets Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Announced

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:    Refinitiv today announces the winners of the Arabian & Global Islamic Markets Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2020. These highly-respected awards recognize funds and fund management firms that have excelled in providing consistently strong risk-adjusted performances relative to their industry peers – the merit of the winners is based on objective, quantitative criteria.   As to the Arabian Markets Awards, Societe Generale won the Bond Asset Class Award, Banque Centrale Populaire the Equity Asset Class Award, HSBC the Mixed Assets Class Award, while CDG Capital won the Overall Asset Class Award.    As to the Arabian Markets Domestic Awards, Societe Generale won the Bond Asset Class Award, Banque Centrale Populaire the Equity Asset Class Award, CDG ......read more

Ericsson to Enable Modernisation of Telenor Pakistan's Transmission Networks

• Ericsson will provide its mobile transport technology for the modernization of Telenor Pakistan’s mobile backhaul networks  • Ericsson microwave solutions will provide a platform for flexible, scalable and cost-efficient network expansion and management     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed with an agreement Telenor Pakistan for the transformation of its mobile backhaul network into an IP-based infrastructure to enhance the capacity of its network backbone and meet the growing traffic demand.    Under the agreement, Ericsson will supply Microwave transmission solutions and Products to optimize Telenor Pakistan’s network and sites along with strengthening the backhaul of the service provider’s wireless ......read more

ADEK to Provide Educational Support for Children of Healthcare Heroes at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City

• ADEK’s new initiative will see teachers and faculty from Zayed University lend a helping hand to the children of doctors and nurses who have been providing integral support to the community during the COVID-19 outbreak   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 April 2020:  The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has announced the launch of an educational support programme for the children of healthcare professionals at Shaikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC). The initiative, which was developed in collaboration with Zayed University, seeks to lend a helping hand to doctors and nurses who have worked tirelessly to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Following the implementation of distance learning in schools across the country as of March 8th, parents with children in grades KG to Six will be able ......read more

Cebu Pacific Extends the Suspension all Flight Operations from April 15 - April 30, 2020

• Cebu Pacific flights will remain suspended from April 15 to April 30, 2020, in accordance with the Philippine government's directive on extending the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)   • Passengers on cancelled flights are encouraged to take the free rebooking, travel fund, or full refund options. F   • Travelers on voluntary cancellation with flights from May 1 to September 30, 2020, can avail the free rebooking or travel fund options as well. T

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Intel Commits $50 Million with Pandemic Response Technology Initiative to Combat Coronavirus

United Arab Emirates, Dubai. 8th April 2020:   Today, Intel is pledging an additional $50 million in a pandemic response technology initiative to combat the coronavirus through accelerating access to technology at the point of patient care, speeding scientific research and ensuring access to online learning for students. Included in Intel’s effort is an additional innovation fund for requests where access to Intel expertise and resources can have immediate impact. This is in addition to prior announcements of $10 million in donations that are supporting local communities during this critical time.   “The world faces an enormous challenge in fighting COVID-19. Intel is committed to accelerating access to technology that can combat the current pandemic and enable new technology and scientific discovery that ......read more

NYU Abu Dhabi Students Launch Where is Our Home?, A Storybook for Refugee Children

- Written and illustrated by NYU Abu Dhabi students, Where is our Home? will be shared with nearly 3,000 refugee and underprivileged children in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan through the We Love Reading organization - The book is currently being presented at The World Literacy Summit 2020, and will be Comparative and International Education Society Conference 2020: Education Beyond the Human (CIES 2020)   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 08, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi student group ElevatED, has released Where is our home?, a children’s book which discusses migration, and celebrates the unity of humanity, and the environmental diversity of our planet. The book, written and illustrated by NYUAD students and published in Standard Arabic and English, will be shared with nearly 3,000 refugee and underprivileged ......read more

Keeping Track of your Blood Oxygen Saturation (SpO2), an Indicator of COVID-19, at Home

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Whilst at home, it is critical to ensure that you are monitoring your health and taking steps to ensure an active lifestyle, even in isolation. The good news is that the latest innovations in wearables go beyond recommending workouts to also track blood oxygen which can help reveal the onset of serious health conditions including COVID-19.  Blood Oxygen Saturation monitoring or SpO2 monitoring stands for peripheral capillary oxygen saturation, which refers to the percentage of red blood cells that are saturated with oxygen. Since human blood carries oxygen through the combination of red blood cells and oxygen, the higher the oxygen content in the blood, the better the metabolism of the human being.  The oxygen saturation is an indication of respiratory function and ......read more

The Volvo S60 named “Best Midsize Executive Sedan” at the 2020 Middle East Car of the Year Awards

Dubai, UAE, April 08, 2020:   Trading Enterprises, one of Al-Futtaim Automotive companies and the exclusive distributor of Volvo in the UAE today announced that the Volvo S60 has been named “Best Midsize Executive Sedan” at the 2020 Middle East Car of the Year Awards. The prestigious award comes as the car was introduced in the Middle East in the second half of 2019, garnering critical acclaim for its sporty design, dynamism, and technology features.  “We are very happy with this award and recognition for the S60, reinforced by both the expert opinion of the jury as well as the public votes. The S60 is a unique sedan that offers a remarkable balance between sporty performance, comfort, and cutting-edge technology. It is a perfect fit for the Middle East markets and is well-positioned for long-term ......read more

Spring Clean your Skin Routine!

* Cleanse and Detoxify your skin with Sukin *   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Spring is coming, and it’s the perfect time to clear out the old to make way for the new. As we move from the cooler winter months to the heat of the UAE summer, assessing your skincare routine and making sure the products you’re using are suitable to help your skin transition into the hotter months is key. With the higher temperatures, comes a surge in the amount of AC our skin is exposed to, and moisturisers play a key role in how your skin performs. Heavy creams and oils may lead to an oil imbalance once the weather is warmer. Sukin’s Oil Balancing Moisturiser (AED 54) is perfect for delivering nutrients in a light, grease-free formula. Spring isn’t just a time to try that new health ......read more

Purificacion Garcia

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Bringing together the world of fashion and art, Spanish fashion house Purificacion Garcia has curated a special collection of versatile pieces for the Holy Month of Ramadan. The collection’s elegance is amplified by proposing a stunning selection of creative designs, exquisite fabrics, unfolding colorful garments including a playful floral print.  Minimal shapes are the defining traits for the season and the collection’s free-flowing fabrics used offer easy-to-wear glamour - This beautiful collection will be able to carry you from the Ramadan season to your Eid travels - embodying the true spirit of the season. Highlights of the collection include masterfully embellished calfskin bags from Purificacion Garcia’s renown designs such as the ......read more

Al Coupon ¯for Deals & Discounts - The Leading Savings Destination in the United Arab Emirates

Shopping is not enjoyable without offers and discount codes. Check out the list of coupons and promo codes brought to you exclusively by Alcoupon.com.  Always stay within your budget and shop using the latest deals and sales for even bigger discounts on fashion, makeup, electronics and even airline tickets and hotel reservations... What is more enjoyable than buying a lot of products at the lowest prices? This is one of the most important advantages that contributed to the success of Al Coupon, which collects all offers and discount codes in one place. Al Coupon is the Arab world's most popular deals and coupons website offering their customers hundreds of discounts for all online shopping websites. Some of the most requested coupon codes are: Amazon UAE promo codes, Noon discount ......read more

Transparency, Honesty, Precision and Speed – UAE's Building PR Blocks Amidst COVID-19

By Firas Sleem, CEO, Virtue PR and Marketing Communications   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:  The last few weeks have seen a few of the world’s countries witness pressure and criticism, but each has responded differently. From China to Egypt, South Korea, United States of America, European countries and the UAE, each country has instituted a remarkable PR strategy to contain the pandemic. From devising actionable containment plans to rolling out transparent information campaigns, the global communities have demonstrated robust and consistent transparency, speed and tactics in these testing times.    The UAE’s success against the virus can be attributed to the transparent and innovative ways the government has been communicating with its citizens and residents. Some of the key ......read more

Etihad Airways Announces Additional Special Passenger Flights

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – April 08, 2020:   Further to the previously announced schedule of special passenger flights, Etihad Airways will also add additional flights from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne and Amsterdam. Etihad Airways has been operating special flights which have allowed passengers stranded in the UAE due to COVID-19 restrictions, the opportunity to return home. The flights also support the ‘UAE Food Security Program’ by utilising belly-hold capacity of passenger aircraft for cargo. The airline continues to repatriate UAE citizens on return sectors, where possible, and carry fresh produce as belly-hold cargo, on the return segments back to Abu Dhabi.   In addition to Melbourne and Amsterdam, Etihad continues to operate special passenger flights from Abu Dhabi to several destinations ......read more

Dubai Cares and UAE Ministry of Education Launch Education Uninterrupted Campaign to Ensure Equitable Access to Distance Learning Among All UAE Children and Youth

• Nation-wide fundraising campaign aims to provide ICT devices to students who are not equipped with the necessary tools to join their peers in distance learning  • Organizations from the public and private sector as well as individuals across the UAE can make financial and in-kind donations of devices to support the campaign   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:  Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) today launched “Education Uninterrupted”, a nationwide fundraising campaign that tackles the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the education of children and youth in the UAE. The campaign, which is in line with the UAE Government’s decision to extend distance learning until the end of the academic year, ......read more

Kalyan Silks Contributes Rs. 1 Crore to the Chief Minister's Covid-19 Relief Fund

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:  In its continued efforts to support the society in its relentless fight against Covid-19, Kalyan Silks has contributed Rs. 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Kalyan Silks has been in the forefront of extending a helping hand to the needy by distributing essential commodities through various social organizations across Kerala. With the contribution to the Chief Minister’s fund, Kalyan Silks has reiterated its commitment to strengthen the fight against the virus that is creating havoc across the world.    ‘Fighting this pandemic is everyone’s responsibility. And as a responsible corporate citizen, we can’t be mute spectators to what is happening around us. We will continue to support the ......read more

GROHE Brand Adjusts Production Across Europe Amidst Coronavirus Crisis

• German manufacturing sites run adjusted production schedules and set ups to ensure strict hygiene and safety measures  • Manufacturing site in Albergaria (Portugal) to suspend production from 30 March to 12 April 2020  • Measures under constant review according to latest developments   Wednesday, 8 April 2020:   GROHE, a leading global brand for full bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, has implemented a next step in taking action to protect its employees across the European manufacturing sites.    For its three German manufacturing sites, production schedules and set ups were adjusted to implement the latest official recommendations and guidelines with regards to hygiene measures and safety of its staff.    Production in Albergaria, Portugal, ......read more

AED 50 Million Support Fund Allocated by RAKEZ to Boost Its Clients' Business Continuity

Ras Al Khaimah, 8 April 2020:   Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has launched customised bundles of incentives with a total value of AED 50 million to ease the impact of the current global situation to its family of over 15,000 companies and reinforce their business continuity.   “Our clients are at the heart of everything we do, and now more than ever, we are here for them,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAKEZ. “We understand that these uncertain times present unique challenges to different businesses, so we decided not to rush and launch unevaluated incentives. Instead, we took the time to study the situation from our clients’ perspective – what challenges each sector is facing and how we can lessen their burdens. With the allocation of this ......read more

Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce set to organize first Arab Brazilian Chamber Webinar

Initial session to cover topic, 'Brazil and Arab Countries: the food supply chain, current perspectives and challenges' Rubens Hannun: This webinar will help increase comprehension and convey Brazil’s vision to businesses and governments in Arab countries. April 7, 2020 - The Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) has revealed completion of preparations for their first webinar, which will be streamed live on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 4:00 PM UAE time. The event, which is the first in a series of special meetings, will center on discussions under the topic “Brazil and Arab Countries: the food supply chain, current perspectives and challenges”. The event will feature top Arab and Brazilian officials including H.E. Tereza Cristina, Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply; Khaled ......read more

New Study Reveals How Too Much Fluoride Causes Defects in Tooth Enamel

Changes within enamel cells point to mechanism by which excessive fluoride leads to Fluorosis   Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 7, 2020:  A team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and NYU College of Dentistry discovered a novel explanation for how dental fluorosis, a condition caused by overexposure to fluoride during childhood, arises. The researchers found that exposing teeth to excessive fluoride alters calcium signaling, mitochondrial function, and gene expression in the cells, forming tooth enamel. The study, published in Science Signaling, was led by Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at NYU College of Dentistry Rodrigo Lacruz in collaboration with other researchers including NYUAD Assistant Professor of Biology Youssef Idaghdour, NYUAD Bioinformatician Vinu Manikandan, and NYUAD ......read more

The Key to Healthy Hair with VIERRO

**Choose your Protein – The importance of knowing what’s in your products**    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   When it comes to hair care, protein is the key ingredient that is paramount for optimum hair health. Proteins contain amino acids that are essential for strengthening your hair and promoting its growth, giving it shape and strength. Using protein-packed products is your best bet in ensuring that your hair remains healthy and stays looking lustrous.  Vierro’s hair experts have crafted a combination of the most unique proteins to provide your hair with the best nourishment science has to offer. Vierro’s Protein Protect Therapy is a newly designed technology that strengthens and protects hair from root to tip. It nourishes the scalp with a coated layer of ......read more

SAIF Zone Launches Disinfection Drive Across Its Facilities

The move comes as part of ongoing precautionary measures    Sharjah, United Arab Emirates - 7 April 2020:   The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) has launched a disinfection drive to sterilise all its facilities in cooperation with the Sharjah Environment Company LLC (Bee'ah). The sterilization campaign covered the head office, customs and security building, and Saif Zone Mall as well as main and service roads, various internal and external facilities using highly efficient materials. The drive comes in line with SAIF Zone’s precautionary measures being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) and to safeguard the health and safety of its employees and customers. Pre-emptive measures   “SAIF Zone has always been keen to ensure the safety ......read more

Trina Solar Vertex Modules Take Middle East Solar Market Into the Era of 500W+ Output

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the "Company") has announced that it has signed a sales agreement with the Yemeni photovoltaic firm Al Raebi, to supply 6MW of Vertex series modules to high-efficiency distributed PV projects in the Middle East. The acquisition of the order signals the degree to which the Vertex series modules will lead the Middle East solar market into the era of 500W+ ultra-high power output, boosting the local application of photovoltaic clean energy. The Vertex series modules, with a conversion efficiency reaching 21%, boast power output exceeding 500W. The modules come in bifacial double-glass and back sheet versions, incorporating 210mm cells and integrating advanced three-piece, non-destructive cutting and high-density ......read more

Marks & Spencer Introduces its Kidswear Collaboration with Roald Dahl™ and The Natural History Museum

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   Marks & Spencer has launched its new kidswear collection – Extraordinary Explorers, featuring pint-sized pioneers. The new fun-filled collaboration with Roald Dahl™ and the Natural History Museum™ combines fashion and fascinating facts with much-loved children’s books. The 24-piece range features a bright and vibrant colour palette, combining animals from some of Roald Dahl’s most famous stories including Fantastic Mr Fox, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me  and James and the Giant Peach, with fascinating facts provided by the Natural History Museum’s own scientists to further bring this wonderful edit to life. The collection includes matching sweatshirt and jogger sets, colourful t-shirts, stylish shorts, ......read more

Waterfront Market Focus' on Customer Safety by Increasing Health & Safety Precautions and Re-Opens its Fish Market

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 April 2020:   As an essential service to the public and trade customers, Waterfront Market, Dubai’s premier fresh food market, has been given permission by the authorities to re-open its Fish Market , and will resume business as normal for all its customers on  April 7th, 2020. As part of its re-opening, Waterfront Market has implemented a range of precautionary health and safety measures in order to combat the spread of COVID-19. A dedicated team has been assigned to implement a 24-hour cleaning programme, which includes disinfecting and sanitizing all common areas in addition to their standard hygiene cleaning practices. Thermal cameras have been installed at all entrances to WFM to monitor staff and customer’s temperatures as they enter and numerous fixed hand sanitizer ......read more

SCCI Discloses Details of its Online Services Statistics in March

Sharjah, April 7, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has recently revealed the statistics for its online services during March, where the number of memberships reached 467, 27 new memberships and 440 renewed memberships respectively, while the number of the certificates of origin reached 1346, besides 50 attestations. The number of new members from the free zones reached 25 during the same period. These numbers reflect the success of the SCCI in enhancing its online and smart services to cater to the needs of Sharjah’s business community and enable it to achieve the transactions smoothly, in accordance with the highest international standards. This comes as part of the SCCI’s precautionary measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Digital ......read more

Airbus Adapts Commercial Aircraft Production and Assembly Activities in Northern Germany and Alabama Sites in COVID-19 Environment

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:    Airbus is temporarily adapting commercial aircraft production and assembly activity at its German sites in Bremen and Stade and pausing production at its A220/A320 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama in the United States. These actions are being taken in response to several factors related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic including high inventory levels in the sites and the various government recommendations and requirements which impact at different stages of the overall industrial production flow. Airbus remains committed to meeting customer demand.    Commercial Aircraft production and assembly activities in Bremen will be paused from 6 April until 27 April inclusive, with key business support services continuing on the site. Airbus in Stade will pause ......read more

Medical Cadres to Are the Front Line of Defense to Maintain the Health and Safety of Everyone

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   HE Iman Rashid Saif, Director of the Health Promotion Department (HPD) at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in Sharjah, said that  the World Health Day 2020 Under the theme “Support Nurses and Midwives”, is coinciding with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) which is one of the major health challenges in the world.   The role and dedication of the medical cadres to curbing patient’s suffering and mitigating their burdens became apparent. They form the front line of defense to maintain the health and safety of everyone, reflecting the noble meanings of the nursing profession and the health care providers in general. Since the emergence of COVID-19, Health Promotion Department and health-supporting associations, under the ......read more

Five Wardrobe Essentials to Complete the Stay-Home Look

Senior Buyer for Max Fashion guides on best styles to wear while in the house   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   With a number of nations on a drive to stay at home when possible for the foreseeable, some residents in the region are taking the time out to declutter and re-organise the wardrobe. The ideal wardrobe is not only easy to search through, but also reflects personal style with key staples. A home outfit that is built for comfort should not sacrifice in style. Whether you are refreshing your wardrobe or browsing for a new one, essentials play a key role in making you look good at home.   As most of us prefer to take an individual approach to fashion, we have put together a list of five most usable and pocket-friendly loungewear essentials to help you look and feel your best while you ......read more

Online Scams on the Rise as Global Pandemic Takes Its Toll on Cybersecurity

Cybercriminals are capitalising on global fear and business uncertainty with phishing attacks, impersonation, and more Remote work training will keep organisations and employees safe   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   As cybercriminals prey on global fear, business and economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus outbreak is amplifying scams and attacks, companies and individuals must be extra vigilant to the increasing threats online, a leading cybersecurity expert has warned.  With countries worldwide implementing lockdowns, work from home initiatives, social distancing and other precautionary and preventative measures, governments and businesses are disseminating more information than ever before via digital platforms, a situation cybercriminals are exploiting, says Simon Fisher, ......read more

Global Leaders Issue G20 Call to Action Urging Immediate Pledging Conference and Task Force to Co-ordinate World Response to Covid-19

165 past and present leaders say to G20: approve now $8bn emergency global health funding to prevent second wave of coronavirus     • Debt interest payments of poorest countries should be waived now; global fiscal co-ordination essential to avoid recession becoming depression   • Warning that without rapid support, 1.2 million covid-19 deaths are possible in Africa and Asia’s poorest countries amid danger of igniting second round of disease in rest of the world  • Race for vaccine, cure, test kits, ventilators and protective equipment for health workers - open letter says - demands enhanced co-operation and concerted global push to increase capacity   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:  A 165-strong international group including 92 former Presidents ......read more

At Home with Galaxy: How to Stay Active and Fit

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   As many of us adjust to new remote work arrangements and schedules, it’s important not to let your exercise routines slide. Even if you can’t access your local gym or run along your favorite route, there are many other ways to keep up with your fitness goals.   For Galaxy users, Samsung Health provides many programs and trackers to help you stay active and healthy indoors. Just take a few seconds to set up your goals and the app will give you a range of fitness programs tailored to different needs, including stretching, toning, and endurance building. From diet and exercise trackers to meditation guides, the app offers simple and easy ways to help you maintain your wellbeing. Check out our tips below to learn more.     Keep Your Workouts ......read more

Air Liquide, Groupe PSA, Schneider Electric, Valeo Rise to the Challenge of Producing 10,000 Air Liquide Medical Systems Respirators in Response to the French Government Request

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:    Faced with the compelling need for more respirators on its national territory, the French government has asked, on March 22, a group of French industrial companies led by Air Liquide to study the possibility of increasing the production of respirators so as to provide 10,000 respirators in 50 days, between the beginning of April and mid-May.    In response, Air Liquide, Groupe PSA, Schneider Electric and Valeo have set up a Task Force composed of about 30 purchasing and industrialization experts in order to define an action plan to increase the production of Air Liquide Medical Systems respirators, which are already referenced by a great number of hospitals in France and abroad.    To meet this industrial challenge, the exceptional contribution of ......read more

Owned by Nayel & Bin Harmal Group, Ayla Hotel Offer Accommodation for Healthcare Fraternity Serving Covid-19 Patients

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 6th April 2020:   As the world continues to battle against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Ayla Hotel in Al Ain city, owned by Nayel & Bin Harmal Group has reportedly opened the doors of its luxury hotel to accommodate medical professionals who are serving the COVID-19 patients. The initiative is to offer tribute and gratitude to the healthcare fraternity in the country, which has served as an instrumental force in combatting the current crisis and maintaining public health and safety.  In line with the initiative, the healthcare fraternity will be provided with comprehensive stay at Ayla Hotel with all its facilities, until the crisis ends. For all the needs of the medical staff during their stay, the hotel has also prepared everything in accordance with the standard operating ......read more

More Isolation Resources, Quarantine Facilities and Accommodation for Medical Staff

 Facilitated by Ma’an’s Together We Are Good Programme in Collaboration With Department of Health – Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, Monday 6 April 2020:  The Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme will allocate some of the contributions received so far towards extra relief for Abu Dhabi’s health care sector. The past week has seen businesses and individuals step up their support financially alongside many in-kind contributions for the benefit of Abu Dhabi and aid the current health and economic challenges. The Department of Health has identified the key priority areas that will be of most benefit outside of the usual operations of the UAE’s healthcare system and will work closely with the Authority of Social Contribution ......read more

FHH Establishes US$1 Million Covid-19 Relief Fund to AID MENA Communities

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:    Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has set up a US$1 million relief fund to provide aid to MENA region communities it serves. The multi-faceted fund has been set up to benefit those most in need in the region during the current COVID-19 crisis. The relief fund is enabling FHH to expedite the supply of necessary hygienic and sterilised products for senior citizens, as well as proprietary N95-grade ‘Fine Guard’ masks for essentials workers, and cash donations to support governments and local and regional charities mainly among the communities in which FHH operates including the UAE, Jordan, Egypt, KSA, and Morocco. Among its many efforts to provide aid and combat the spread ......read more

Sharjah Business Community Hails SSCI's Efforts in Supporting its Interests Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Sharjah, April 6, 2020:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has successfully managed to enhance its role as a representative and voice of the business community and the private sector to overcome the challenges they face, through the coordination with the Sharjah Executive Council, the relevant government agencies, and the chamber’s strategic partners from the private sector, in light of the global changes and developments due to the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). This is in addition to the vital role of the SCCI’s sectoral business groups in communicating with the various economic sectors to identify their needs and raise them to the concerned departments to come up with effective initiatives and incentives helping them continue their business. The recently approved stimulus package by ......read more

3D-Printed Protective Visors for NHS Staff on the Coronavirus Frontline

• Jaguar Land Rover starts production of NHS-approved protective visors • The reusable face visors will be manufactured in company’s rapid prototype 3D-printing facility, one of the most advanced in Europe • Initially, company will 3D-print 1,300 visors each week for keyworkers, with aspiration to develop operation for mass production     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:   Jaguar Land Rover will be turning over its prototype build operations to start production of protective visors for keyworkers, utilising its CAD design expertise to answer the government call for more vital equipment to fight coronavirus.   The only reusable, NHS-approved visor of its kind, the design has been developed in consultation with a team of NHS healthcare professionals for ......read more

BGI Unveils Mobile, Inflatable Biosafety Lab: “Huo-Yan Air Lab” Offers an Effective, Rapid Deployment Solution for COVID-19 Testing

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:    The ability of a country to quickly implement early screening and detection of COVID-19 cases has proven key to effectively managing the spread of the disease. But the scale and speed of infection has posed serious challenges to many governments. In order to address these challenges BGI, in collaboration with the company Etopia, have jointly designed a mobile, inflatable P2 level biosafety laboratory, the Huo-Yan Air Lab, which enables partners to rapidly deploy and implement a professional, in-country diagnostic laboratory solution for COVID-19. The Huo-Yan Air Lab was unveiled at a launch ceremony at the China National GeneBank on April 3. Because of the outbreak, the ceremony was held in the form of an online cloud broadcast, and nearly half a million people watched the ......read more

Twitter Launches Regional Wellness Campaign

Campaign aims to raise awareness of physical and mental wellness in the gaming community amidst the global pandemic    United Arab Emirates, 6 April 2019:   Twitter has launched the  ?????_??????_??# (Always play it right) , an awareness campaign centered around wellness in gaming in the region. The campaign aims to highlight the importance of physical and mental wellness within the gaming community during a period when many are spending the vast majority of their time at home. Moreover discussing the significance of  maintaining a healthy and balanced lifestyle amongst gaming enthusiasts in the MENA region. Gaming continues to be a key topic on the platform, in 2019 there were over 1.2 billion Tweets about gaming, up nearly 20% year on year. In fact, last year gaming hashtags were amongst the ......read more

Stay Home with Limitless Gaming on your HONOR 9X PRO

The latest smartphone by HONOR puts performance at the heart to deliver peak gaming performance   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:   Mobile gaming has seen a sharp growth in popularity recently, accounting for a high percentage of online consumption in the last month. The at-home entertainment option has becoming the preferred choice with more players entering the arena of multiplayer games and competition growing significantly. Designed to be a gaming beast, the latest smartphone by HONOR, the HONOR 9X PRO, packs in the most relevant hardware and software upgrades to enhance every gamer’s mobile gaming experience.   Limitless Gaming with the 7nm Kirin 810 AI Chipset and GPU Technology Powered by the state-of-the-art 7nm Kirin 810 AI chipset with an in-house Da Vinci ......read more

Emirates Post Reduces Operating Hours in Dubai Based Centres

 New move in line with government directive to combat the spread of COVID-19     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 6 April 2020:   Named a vital service, Emirates Post remains open for business however will further reduce working hours on a temporary basis at all its Dubai-based Customer Happiness Centres. This decision is in line with the latest directives of Dubai’s Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management aimed at containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Starting Monday, 6 April 2020, all Dubai based Emirates Post Customer Happiness Centres will operate from 9 am to 2 pm only (with no afternoon shifts) and will close over the weekend (Fridays & Saturdays). Delivery and courier services continue as normal.   Emirates Post urges everyone to exercise caution and respect ......read more

Etihad Airways to Test Airport Technology to Help Identify Medically At-Risk Travellers

• Etihad is the first airline to trial this innovative technology • Contactless devices will monitor temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  - April 06, 2020:  Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travellers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of COVID-19.   Etihad will be the first airline to trial the technology, which can monitor the temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate of any person using an airport touchpoint such as a check-in or information kiosk, a bag drop facility, a security point or immigration gate.   The Elenium system will ......read more

Flawless in a Flash with Skin Republic

** Prime+ Refine - the 3 Minute Primer Face Mask Sheet **    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:    In a world where waiting more than a second for an Instagram photo to load can cause you to give up on your feed altogether, it’s a wonder we all still settle for beauty products that promise results in four to six weeks. Yes, we expect to put a bit more time and effort into our skin than we do social media, but that doesn’t mean instant effects are out of the question.  Enter the Skin Republic Prime + Refine Face Mask Sheet. This ultra-creamy sheet mask infused with 18ml of skin perfecting primer simultaneously blurs imperfections and pores, hydrates and smoothes, providing the perfect canvas for make-up application and all in just 3 minutes! The Prime + Refine 3 Minute Primer ......read more

Marina Rinaldi Floral Trend

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:  Boost your mood with floral print dresses, shirts and jackets from MARINA RINALDI. Rock this season’s floral trend with these soft pastel colours and vibrant hues.  

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Prologic First Offers Comprehensive and Safe Solutions to Enable WFH for Hoteliers

In a world hit hard by COVID-19, the work from home (WFH) is a long-term reality for most businesses and hotels are no exception. However, it is important to look beyond today. For managing essential functions in times of lock down as well as future business continuity, Prologic First offers a comprehensive array of WFH solutions ranging from options for back-office staff to sales and reservation teams. Amlan Ghose, Managing Director of Prologic First, explained, “Even if your hotel is locked down and your employees are unable to get to work, your back office needs to function. You need to follow up on debtors to bolster your cash-on-hand, you need to pay essential suppliers so that they stand by you when you are back in business, you need to pay salaries & manage HR functions so that you do not lose talent without whom ......read more