|Oil Prices Rise Despite Rising Demand for Renewable Energy|
Oil prices have been on a tear in early 2021, even though a new U.S. administration focused on clean energy. The Biden White House plans to move to a net-zero emission economy, and several U.S. carmakers have announced they will go all-electric or mostly electric within the next 2-decades. Telsa is also continuing to push out electric vehicles and has seen its share price hit all-time highs in 2021. The share prices of Tesla, GM, and Ford, have been on a tear.
What is Going on With Oil Prices
Even though the government and the private sector in the U.S. is focused on clean energy, oil prices have rallied back to 11-month highs. The lack of U.S. production and rising demand has been the catalyst behind the rally in oil prices. U.S. Domestic production is currently at 11-million barrels a day. This compares to production 1-year ago ......read more
|The Definitive Guide on Getting Married in Dubai UAE|
Saying your vows to your future spouse and promising a life together can be one of the greatest and most memorable chapters of a person's life. In UAE, couples wanting to get married, either in a church, temple, or court, need to follow certain steps in order to get married in Dubai UAE.
Take note: couples with the same nationality and religion will experience an easier procedure for marriage. If you will be marrying an expatriate of different religion and/or nationality, there will be certain conditions to meet. It is best to consult with a marriage lawyer in UAE for legal advice.
Step 1: Acquire a certificate of capacity in contracting marriage.
The certificate will state that there's no legal impediment on the marriage with a spouse. Both parties to a marriage will have to provide such ......read more
|How Small Travel & Tourism Business can Overcome COVID-19 Pandemic|
The travel and tourism industry has been severely affected by COVID-19. As soon as the WHO declared it as a pandemic, the countries around the world started closing borders and inducing transport limitations.
However, things are getting better now as “Dubai” the world’s sought-after destination for tourists started welcoming holiday-makers from July 7 following the successful management of the Covid-19 pandemic and Dubai’s efforts to revive the sector by reopening tourism facilities including hotels and airports, as well as the resumption of flights.
As the travel & tourism sector is gradually reviving Small travel & tourism business will need to make some changes in their business strategies to overcome Covid-19 pandemic.
#Start to build a social media presence
Social media is far from fading ......read more
|Is your business ready to face Pandemic and Pandemic like situation?|
Travel Agency online solution to run business from home
Before I explain anything, people who used to think technology makes business complex must have understood how right technology solution helped travel agents to work from home during this Pandemic.
In this troubled time, everyone is looking for alternative ways; most of our customers arefully operating their business with the help of our flexible online travel solutions. We can help you to optimize your operational Workflows and reduce your costs.
We offer a solution which can create the most flexible and reward full homeworking opportunity for your employees. Your staff doesn’t need any computer OR laptop to operate from home. All apps are accessible through mobile app itself.
Here are few top features of our application
Centralised online ......read more
|My Review Of Laser Treatment And Spider Veins|
October 16, 2020: After struggling with facial hair from my early teen years, I was looking for ways to deal with my problem of dark facial hair. I tried every natural treatment to remove hair but nothing seemed to work. Following the recommendation of friends and family, I paid a visit to Dr. Olimpia Carmen at the Wellbeing Medical Clinic.
Prior to the visit, I had never received any facial treatments and was very nervous for the pain any treatment would cause. After a quick consultation, Dr. Olimpia recommended me to go in for the laser treatment around my upper lip and side burns in order to remove the dark, course hair. She also noticed some spider veins on the surface of my skin. These spider veins are a clusters of tiny blood vessels that develop close to the surface of the skin and are bluish-purple in colour. ......read more
|Global Innovations Partnered with Hotelbeds|
We would like to announce that Global Innovations (GI) has partnered with Hotelbeds.
Hotelbeds is a global distributor of accommodation and ancillary products to the world’s travel trade. Hotelbeds have a leading portfolio of over 180k hotels across 185 countries, they are selling 50 million room nights per annum and are active in over 140 source markets worldwide. Offering excellence in technology with a focus on constant innovation, Hotelbeds enjoyed a consistent double digit annual growth over the last 10 years.
170k Hotels Worldwide
185 Destination Countries
60k Travel Distributors
140 Source Market
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Alerts in Case Price Gets Change
Voucher ......read more
|Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) Partnered with Global Innovations|
We would like to announce that Global Innovations (GI) has partnered with Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS). By integrating with Expedia Partner Solutions (EPS) through Global Innovations, you’ll have access to over 600,000 properties worldwide. Expand your offering and enhance your customer’s experience.
EPS Rapid is a light API product that lets you customize your hotel bookings end-to-end, from shopping to booking to payment.
600,000+ Properties Worldwide
650,000+ Deals, Including Member-only Deals
15%+ Average Package Rate Discount for Consumers
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Alerts in Case Price Gets Change
|TBO Holidays Hotel XML API Integrated with TassPro and Itinerary HomePR & EventsTBO Holidays Hotel XML API Integrated with TassPro and Itinerary|
We would like to announce that TBO holidays hotel XML API Integrated with Global Innovations flagship products TassPro and Itinerary. With XML API integration with TBO Holidays, Travel agencies and travel suppliers get access to global range of 700,000+ hotels and apartments across the world.
Detailed integration as per TBO guidelines
Certified by TBO
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Global Innovation’s TassPro & Itinerary Key Features
Ready to use 50 plus API
B2B, B2C and Front Desk ......read more
|Rate Hawk is Live with Global Innovations Flagship Product TassPro and Itinerary|
We would like to announce that Rate Hawk is live with Global Innovations flagship product TassPro and Itinerary. GI’s API Integration to Rate Hawk will provide you real-time availability for travel products sourced from over 1.3M+ accommodation across the world.
About Rate Hawk
RateHawk.com is an innovative B2B hotel booking engine developed by the team of Emerging Travel Group, it is present in 100+ markets worldwide.
Rate Hawk offers agents the best prices for any type of accommodation in any geography. They do this by scanning the globe for the best accommodation providers, hand-pick the strongest ones and pass on the best offers in the B2B hotel booking world from 100+ wholesalers, consolidators, OTAs and DMCs in one product.
Rate Hawk has more than 12k partners in more than 100 countries. ......read more
|Why User Experience is Essential for Travel Business Growth?|
The Travel & Tourism industry has transformed over the past few decades undergoing a digital revolution for holidaymakers. In this modern digital business environment, where companies have to compete for user attention like never before, a good user experience has become crucial to business success.
User experience design is often used to describe the usability of an application or the user interface. The true meaning of UX design, though, goes far beyond that. It encompasses the entire process of software design and development. It includes branding, functionality, design, integration, and usability. But, why does it matter so much? Here’s why every business must think about the user experience when they design websites and apps.
UX design is the process of building applications that are relevant and meaningful. Apps ......read more
|Second Successful Year of Automating Hajj Operations|
Muttawiffy Hujjaj South Asia Establishment is leading organization that provides its services to Hajj Pilgrims flocking to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka etc during Hajj. In last Hajj season an approximate 6 lakhs Hajj pilgrims were served which included pilgrims from both government and private tour operators.
MHSAE is the largest organization among other Hajj establishments and serves the most number of Hajj Pilgrims coming in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for performing Islamic ritual of Hajj.
MHSAE make use of IT for smooth functioning of its business operations. As world is moving towards digitization, IT has now become backbone of almost every organization’s business operations. Distinctive Innovations (Global Innovations) plays an ......read more
|17 years of empowering Travel industry with latest technology|
January 2020 marks our 17th anniversary as a Dubai based Travel Technology Company. Growing in the IT industry for many years now with several meaningful achievements in the rapidly changing world of technology, Global Innovations has added another meaningful year to their existence. By creating a sense of contentment among employees, establishing strong relationships and delivering bests to its clients/partners, the company has been successfully present on the market for 17 years now.
Our mission is to create value and impact for our clients to make them more competitive and align them with the fast pace business environment. We do it by attracting the right talent, advanced planning and with the right selection of technology at the right time.
About Global Innovation
We ......read more
|Skullcandy- PUSH Wireless Earbuds.|
Music has always been an important element in all our life’s and the quality of sounds can transform listening to your favourite song to a truly extraordinary experience. For this reason, we were so excited to test out the PUSH wireless earbuds by Skullcandy!
Upon a quick glance, the earbuds have an amazing sleek and chic look. The gadget was quite compact and came with its own charging case. They were incredibly easy and straightforward to set up and play music. The connectivity was quite good across distances which is an important factor as you want to stay connected to your music at all times.
Earbuds fit perfectly in the ear and are comfortable for long time wear.
We then tried to play music whilst doing different activities to see how the product sits and works. From hearing music while sitting to doing a session at ......read more
|Botb - Short Film Fest is Back on Popular Demand|
Battle of the Best – International Short Film Fest, a unique cinematic experience created by Socialciti is back in Dubai on popular demand of filmmakers and UAE cinema lovers. In its 5th season BOTB Short Film Fest presents a unique opportunity to experience world cinema through 10 Short movies in one show.
Supported by the UAE film community and entertainment network like Zee & Filmfare- the Short Film Fest will take place in Reel Cinemas – The Dubai Mall, on Friday 13, December 2019 at 7:00 PM onwards.
With more than 100 entries from International Filmmakers, the best 10 short films were selected, most of them have won awards in other international festivals and are going to be premiered in the UAE for the very first through BOTB Short Film Fest.
Socialciti Founder and BOTB Short Film fest Festival Director, ......read more
|A Re-branded Global Innovations is thrilled to announce the launch of a new product at the upcoming ATM 2019|
The new product, TassPro, will be an exceptional point of sale solution for travel agencies
Global Innovations, with its state-of-the-art IT services, is all set to participate in the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2019. The ATM is a leading international event focused on the travel and tourism industry. Envisaged with a goal, Global Innovations is dedicated to serve with strategy-inspired Travel Technology Solutions for the automation of the tourism trade. They strongly believe that “continuous improvement is the only means of achieving excellence”, this has led to them constantly improving, innovating and improvising its offerings, thereby adapting to the ever-changing dynamics of the travel and tourism industry.
Until 2016, from the time of inception, automation of inbound tourism with “ITINERARY” (DMC ......read more
|Secretary General of NATO tells CNN: “The United States needs friends”|
Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019: Following on from his address at Congress in the United States of America, CNN’s Hala Gorani spoke to the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg.
During the interview on Hala Gorani Tonight the Secretary General of NATO confirmed that he had spoken to President Donald Trump recently and agreed with his suggestion that allies needed to pay more towards NATO.
Despite criticism NATO had received from President Trump, Stoltenberg tells CNN that the US is committed to the organisation and sends a message to the President saying “the United States needs friends.”
Stoltenberg also spoke about the rise of terrorist actions linked to white supremacy suggesting all terrorists regardless of their religion ......read more
|Make Your mind and body happy|
March 26, 2019 - Dubai, UAE
Most people think that all kinds of exercising is just getting fit and muscle building, whereas they lose the key point – this isn’t just a physical issue, but a great mental benefit. The thing is that nowadays in our stressed and speedy lives we need some activity, which helps us both to keep fit and gives positive emotions. Dance lessons in Dubai is the best way to reach these aims.
Dance For You offers you a unique experience like no other dance schools, where one can choose from a great range of Ballroom and Latin-American dance classes. Moreover, there are dance activities for adults as well as children. Everyone can find what he or she wants: from Tango to Waltz, from Salsa to Hustle. In addition, if there is a hesitation which style to pick, then our specialists introduce you the world ......read more
|SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana tells CNN about the importance of connectivity between China and Africa|
Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019: This month’s episode of Business Traveller explores the trade and travel relationship between China and Africa. Three years ago, China surpassed the United States as the biggest business travel market on the globe and now more of China’s business is being done in Africa.
During the episode, CNN’s Eleni Giokos heads to Johannesburg to meet South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana.
The national carrier, SAA, is one of two airlines with direct flights to and from Hong Kong. Jarana explains to the programme how seamless connectivity between China and Africa has allowed for growth on the continent and is a significant strategic route.
On air travel between China and Africa:
“We provide ......read more
|Christine Lagarde warns CNN of “big risks on the horizon”|
Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019: At the World Economic Forum in Davos, CNN’s Richard Quest spoke to the Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.
During the interview, Lagarde disputed claims that there was another international recession around the corner but forecast a “very modest slowdown” and commented “the sun is not shining as brightly as it did”.
On the future global economy, Lagarde calls the inability of global players to come to agreements on trade and tariffs a “big risk”.
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On the global economy:
“A few rooms have been fixed a bit but there’s a lot of work that needs to be done and what we’re still saying today look ......read more
|Saudi energy minister on the country's Crown Prince: His ability to lead the kingdom is unshaken and will never be shaken|
For CNN Business, John Defterios spoke to Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih.
During the interview, Al-Falih told CNN he doesn't "see a big economic recession" but that corrective actions are "easily within our control."
As the United States Secretary of States Mike Pompeo prepares to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Al-Falih suggests the two countries will continue to work well together due to “common interests, common values.” Al-Falih also speaks about the Crown Prince’s ability to lead stating “His ability to lead the kingdom is unshaken and will never be shaken in my opinion.”
On the potential of an economic recession:
“I don’t see a big economic recession the way we saw in 2008 ......read more
|What Procedure I Got Done to My Skin|
In the summer of 2014, I began to notice the appearance of these small, raised and pigmented spots on the temples of my face. Due to their location, I could hide them easily with a bit of foundation and conceal their presence with my hair. I’d mistakenly believed that their existence was genetic as my mother had similar spots in the same locations too.
Over time I had completely forgotten about their existence. All this changed in the early months of 2018, when these spots started to appear all over my face, especially on my cheeks. Covering it with concealer helped hide their pigmentation but I couldn’t cover the fact that they were raised! This began to bother me more in the summer, when I usually prefer wearing less makeup.
In November 2018, I decided to visit Dr. Olimpia Carmen at The Wellbeing Medical Center in ......read more
|CNN speaks to the CEO of The Emirates Group as Dubai Intl Airport welcomes its one billionth customer|
Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018: As Dubai International (DXB) welcomes its one billionth international customer, CNN’s John Defterios spoke to H.H Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum –Chairman of Dubai Airports and CEO of The Emirates Group.
During the interview with Defterios, Al Maktoum discussed the crucial role customers have played in helping Dubai International reach their goal, saying “It’s always about the customers. The more you please your customers, they will come again and again.”
Al Maktoum also commented on the US Federal Reserve’s decision to raise inflation, telling CNN “that’s the way it’s been for the last 30 years.”
On how Dubai International attracts customers:
“We see that the one ......read more
|HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum's discusses her desire to make Dubai a global centre for creativity|
Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018: CNN Style Dubai meets Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for an exclusive look at her family’s private art collection and hears about her father’s desire to promote the talent of regional artists.
As Vice Chair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum hopes to take the industry to a global stage where it can be recognised internationally.
HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum on the artistic scene in Dubai:
“A thriving cultural scene is actually a sign of a very stable country, a thriving country, a stable government. I think creative expression is so important for a nation because it empowers them. It empowers the people to create beauty, spread it not only locally, but, ......read more
|Kemuri Dragon Roll, Roll of the Month from Sumo Sushi & Bento!|
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2018: Opening its doors in Dubai in 2000, the Japanese family dining franchise, Sumo Sushi & Bento, was launched by four Dubai-based entrepreneurs. The original Japanese family friendly restaurant, the brand now has 17 outlets distributed across the GCC.
Sumo Sushi & Bento specializes in the creation of customized Sushi Sandwiches, Poke’ Bowls, Salmon Lovers Bento and other Japanese specialty rolls.
One of their highlights for the month of December is Kemuri Dragon Roll, a savory roll filled with ebi fry sushi, avocado, and tamago, topped with unagi and ebiko served with a hint of smoky flavor.
Sumo also offers its customers convenient options including dine in, takeaway and delivery to make the experience even more delightful.
Visit their website to ......read more
|Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion|
December 12, 2018: Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR
1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?
The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base. GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016. They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on product development, purchasing, marketing, product assortment and product categories. They are a wonderful partner and that’s why we are successful as we both understand each other’s ......read more
|Dubai's quest to become the capital of the Islamic economy|
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018: With 1.8 billion Muslims in the world and an Islamic economy - which complies with Islamic laws – growing, John Defterios reports that Dubai is positioning itself as the global capital of the Islamic economy.
Dubai is already ranked number one in the world for halal food; halal travel; modest fashion; halal recreation; and shariah compliant pharmaceuticals and cosmetics but, now, it is looking to further diversify its economy.
The launch of global initiatives to create a certified halal accreditation system is one way in which it is doing so. This initiative has the potential to be significant and relevant to the 1.8 billion Muslims around the world this allowing Dubai to be centre stage in ensuring its economy reaches its full potential.
CEO of Dubai ......read more
|Mikaela Shiffrin tells CNN: “For little girls out there growing up… you're enough.”|
Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018: Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin kicked off her bid for a third straight World Cup overall crown in Soelden, Austria, last weekend and will be chasing a fourth straight slalom world title at the World Championships in Are, Sweden, in February.
Alongside her summer preparation, Shiffrin earned a spot in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100, traditionally a feature which celebrates physical beauty with the strapline “World’s Sexiest Women”. However, instead of posing in a bikini or an evening gown, Shiffrin chose to wear a white ski jacket with her 2018 Olympic medals around her neck.
In a wide-ranging interview with Alpine Edge host Christina Macfarlane, Shiffrin explains why she doesn’t want to be objectified and feels compelled to use her social ......read more
|AIGNER FIRENZE: The Renaissance Collection|
October 30, 2018: The timepiece has been named after the Italian city of Florence. Culturally rich and diverse, Florence is known as the ‘cradle of Renaissance’. Painted by the imagination of Michelangelo and strewed with extraordinary architecture at every turn, the city serves as the perfect backdrop for the Firenze timepiece.
A story of revival, renewal and rediscovery, AIGNER Firenze is inspired and named after the beautiful Italian city of Florence. From bezel to buckle, the limited edition timepiece resonates with the artistic strokes of medieval brilliance.
In essence, the timepiece is the metaphorical transition of AIGNER’s craft of time keeping. The chronograph, extends beyond the realms of the unmistakable AIGNER horseshoe to take the shape of a conspicuous round dial; the ......read more
|The vintage cars with a high-tech secret|
Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018: While most vintage car enthusiasts seek to return vehicles to their former glory, Jonathan Ward prizes and preserves the beauty in their decay, while hiding some high tech secrets under the hood.
Ward is the founder of ICON, a California-based company that reimagines classic SUVs like Toyota FJs and Ford Broncos with modern tech and materials.
While that remains the bulk of the business, Ward has another, more unusual passion project: take vintage cars and, instead of restoring it to the way that it would have looked and driven when it was created, preserve the decay that has occurred through the years but update the vehicle to a cutting-edge driving experience. It's a project he calls "Derelict."
"The whole idea of the Derelict series is that we do a lot of ......read more
|“He was young and starting his rocket ship career. I don't imagine I fit into that well”|
Lisa Brennan-Jobs on the complicated relationship she shared with her father, Steve Jobs
Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018: On the latest episode of ‘Amanpour’, Christiane Amanpour talks to Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of the late co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs.
Brennan-Jobs spoke of the complicated relationship she shared with her father, who had denied paternity for several years. After watching from the sidelines as her story was told by authors and film directors, Brennan-Jobs has decided to share her own stories of one of tech’s greatest visionaries through her new memoir “Small Fry.”
Lisa Brennan-Jobs on the message she is trying to convey through “Small Fry”:
“It’s a story of a girl growing up, ......read more
|Cheyenne Woods: Stepping out of Tiger's shadow|
CNN Sport spoke to Cheyenne Woods about diversity in golf, female athletes, and stepping out of the shadow of her famous uncle, Tiger Woods.
Currently ranked No.245, Woods is now in her third year on the LPGA Tour and hoping to inspire other black women through representation.
Only eight African-American women have been members of the LPGA Tour in its 70 year history and none have won the women’s circuit, something Woods aims to change.
Key excerpts and quotes from the article:
Whilst playing at an event at Wilshire Country in Los Angeles, Woods was introduced to a family who came to watch her. Although the family had never played golf before or seen the sports live, Woods had captured their imaginations. Speaking about the influence she can have, Woods said:
“It was a black family ......read more
|World's first cyborg on artificial senses|
Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018: CNN Style’s guest editor, Chen Man, has commissioned a series of features on visual language and imagining the future. One article, on how technology is changing what it means to be human, features the world’s first legally recognised cyborg, Neil Harbisson.
Harbisson writes of how having an antenna implanted in his skull has helped him perceive colours (he was diagnosed with complete colour-blindness as a child) and given him artistic freedom and curiosity. As the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, Harbisson aims to create senses and organs that aren’t traditionally human in order to reveal realities that exist but are not perceived by the brain.
Key Quotes from the article:
Neil Harbisson on how his interest in artificial senses transpired:
“During my studies ......read more
|Nancy Pelosi on President Trump: "As long as he's here, I'm here"|
Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018: Speaking to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi discusses her role and why she has decided to remain in politics.
During the interview for CNN’s new one-hour long Amanpour, Pelosi explains how a Trump Presidency has compelled her to remain in her position to maintain a female presence in policy changes and continue to fight for the protection of the Affordable Care Act.
Full interview airs tonight on CNN International at 6p.m. BST and 7p.m. CET
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Nancy Pelosi on why she is still serving as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives :
“I do agree that it was time for new blood and we should move on and if Hilary ......read more
|Ulissi Looking to Defend Canadian Title as Italian Leads UAE Team Emirates to North America|
Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018: UAE Team Emirates’ Diego Ulissi returns to the stage of his last one-day race win as the Italian gears up for the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. Ulissi took home first place in the GP Montreal last year, his second one-day victory in UAE colours, and will be hoping for a repeat performance this time round.
Joining Ulissi will be former European Champion and 2018 Tour de France stage winner, Alexander Kristoff, alongside teammates Rui Costa, Alexandr Riabushenko, Manuele Mori, Marco Marcato and Jan Polanc. The team will be guided through the races by Sports Director, Simone Pedrazzini.
Commenting ahead of the race, Diego Ulissi said: “The GP Québec and the GP Montréal are two races that I particularly like. They are ......read more
|Angelina Jolie: “No one dreams of being a refugee; they dream of living up to their potential”|
Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018: Refugee families endure innumerable forms of mental and physical anguish, including the pain of being unable to provide their children with food when they are hungry or medicine when they are ill or injured. But I have also seen how much it weighs on refugee parents when they are unable to send their children to school, knowing that with each passing year, their life prospects are shrinking and their vulnerability is growing.
In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns that rising numbers of refugee children are not receiving an education. While the implications are grave, our response should not be to despair but instead to see an opportunity.
The global refugee crisis is a major challenge for our generation. But the task is not hopeless. Refugees themselves are not passively waiting for ......read more
|Aseel Al-Hamad tells CNN: Nothing is impossible|
August 26, 2018: To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.
On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.
Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to inspire women in Saudi Arabia:
“I have a mission to carry the voice of the women and make sure that I can develop the foundation for women’s motorsport in Saudi Arabia. It’s to develop the next generation in motorsport. This is the ......read more
|Huawei's Statement on Australia's Minister Statement|
Dubai, UAE, August 25, 2018: The Australian acting minister for home affairs and the minister of communications issued a press release (article attached) on august 23 which says : " The government considers that the involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law may risk failure by the carrier to adequately protect a 5g network from unauthorized access or interference" Australia and other media immediately reported on this matter and interpreted that Huawei was banned from participating from 5g project
The Australian government's decision to block Huawei from Australia's 5G market is politically motivated, not the result of a fact-based, transparent, or equitable decision-making process. ......read more
|Comments of Mr Atif Rahman, Director and Partner, Danube Properties & Mr Sudhakar Rao, Chairman, Gemini Property Developers on Kerala Flood|
Kindly attribute this comment to Mr Atif Rahman, Director and Partner, Danube Properties:
"The number of people killed in the Kerala flood and the damages it has created, are extremely devastating and unbearable. We will support people of Kerala and will stand by the victims throughout their toughest time. I believe it is our humble duty to help people in need and anyone in distress. The massive responses I’m seeing around me in the UAE for the Kerala flood victims, has simply raised my faith in humanity.
"Supporting human is part of our business philosophy. As responsible business we feel that we should extend helping hand to the people of Kerala to save lives, build shelters and provide all-out support. This upholds the humanitarian side of the people belong to different backgrounds."
Kindly ......read more
|Michael Phelps: ‘I didn't want to be alive'|
Dubai, UAE, August 19, 2018: Olympian Michael Phelps sat down with CNN World Sport anchor, Patrick Snell to discuss his struggles with depression.
Phelps is working to raise awareness of depression and other mental health issues by telling others about his own journey. Phelps hopes to inspire others to openly speak about their struggles and help save lives.
Michael Phelps tells CNN why he is speaking about his struggle with depression:
“I'd like to make a difference, I’d like to be able to save a life if I can. For me, that’s more important than winning a gold medal.”
Phelps on why it’s important for him to understand more about mental health:
"It’s ok to not be ok. I was able to do some pretty incredible things in the ......read more
|Vertical farms on the rise in the UAE|
Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018: CNN reports on the dynamic technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way Dubai sources its food. CNN visited Badia Farms, the first commercial indoor vertical farm in the region. Badia Farms uses hydroponics technology to produce 27 varieties of leafy greens without the need for soil, sunlight and chemicals.
Omar Al Jundi, Founder and CEO, Badia Farms explains how the vertical farm works: “We use special LEDs to mimic the sun. We use a lot of sensors, climate control systems to regulate these conditions… the irrigation, timings scheduling and the different nutrients.”
Vertical farming is gaining traction in the region as Emirates Airline is about to start building the world’s largest vertical farm at Dubai World Central Airport. When it ......read more
|“The world is thirsty for an Arab superhero"|
CNN’s Inside the Middle East delves into the region’s comic book community
Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018: CNN’s Inside the Middle East meets a group of young, like-minded people who have a passion for comic books and have come together to establish a pop culture community. Brought up on seeing western superheroes, these comic book fans crave an Arab superhero.
The programme meets Saeed Arjumand, a comic book illustrator and owner of Comic Stop store, who speaks about the need to see more nationalities in comics: “Marvel talked about diversifying all their heroes. Like they want to get rid of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and I think they're trying to be like this is not a world where it's like a white playground. It's a white kid, and a black kid and an Arab kid and a Filipino ......read more
|Artificial Intelligence Officer's Shoulder Recovered After Complex Total Reverse Shoulder Replacement Surgery|
Such surgeries last for 10 years and more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25th July 2018: Angelika Eksteen, 57 from Germany, who works for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, sustained a fracture in the left shoulder 10 months ago, for which she underwent a surgery at a local hospital. However, the surgery wasn’t successful, and Angelika continued to have complications in form of pain, lack of movements and weakness. As such, she couldn’t cope with daily activities which not only affected her daily chores, but also her sleep. The unbearable pain caused by the shoulder, eventually led her to be referred to Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS), where Dr. Bhuvan Machani – Consultant Orthopaedic Upper Extremity Surgeon, performed a total reverse shoulder replacement surgery on her left shoulder. ......read more
|Susie Wolff: Formula E doesn't need F1 drivers|
Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018: In an interview with CNN’s Supercharged, the newly-appointed team principal of the Venturi Formula E team, Susie Wolff, explains why she has transferred to the all-electric racings series.
The former Formula 1 test driver tells host Nicki Shields that she believes that Formula E is now less reliant on former F1 drivers ahead of its 5th season, set to begin on 15 December 2018 in Saudi Arabia.
Alongside the introduction of the Gen2 Formula E care, Wolff will also work with former teammate Felipe Massa at Venturi, and she outlines some of the challenges lying ahead to CNN – including female participation in motorsport.
Having opted to retire as a driver in 2015, Wolff speaks to Shields about the lack of female role models and visibility of women across ......read more
|CNN Exclusive: Finnish President Niinistö analyses the Helsinki Summit|
“I do not believe that Russia is going to attack Finland or the Baltic countries”
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018: As part of CNN’s coverage of the Helsinki Summit between Presidents Trump and Putin, Christiane Amanpour sat down with the host Finnish President Sauli Niinistö to discuss what had been achieved.
On what he feels President Putin achieved from the Summit:
“I think for him it was important for him to be in equal foot with the American President… he left also with a kind of burden. Those big issues, if they continue, they should also be solved somehow… I do not believe that anyone expected them to suddenly have a deal over them”
On why he wanted the US to be involved:
“I wanted to talk a bit about ......read more
|Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud discusses the lifting of the Saudi driving ban: “This isn't something you go back from”|
Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018: In the wake of Saudi Arabia lifting its female driving ban, Executive VP of the Saudi Sports Authority Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud joins CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to discuss the future of women’s rights in the country.
Key quotes below:
On the lifting of the female driving ban:
“To be able to experience in my home country what I experienced growing up in The States: movies, socialising, mobility those are monumental shifts that yes obviously we would have liked to have seen sooner but the fact that we’re doing it today for me is wonderful because there are conversations and they’re so old and they’re so tired for us and there are so many things that we as women, as the community would like to focus on that to no longer have to talk ......read more
|Give a little; help a lot at Dubai Outlet Mall's Ramadan & Eid carnival!|
GREAT BARGAINS FOR EID SHOPPING
Dubai, UAE (June 12, 2018) - Dubai Outlet Mall is marking the holy month of Ramadan and the forthcoming Eid al Fitr celebrations with a wealth of good cause initiatives, as well as extending special promotions and great offers for shoppers. It’s all part of the Ramadan & Eid Carnival, with shoppers able to benefit from extended opening hours too – from 10am to 12pm every day until Eid, seven days a week.
The Mall has associated with UAE Red Crescent and Meltoo, encouraging shoppers to donate their used clothing and house-hold items and electronic goods, with charity boxes placed in the Mall for easy access.
Benefitting a good cause closer to home, Dubai Outlet Mall, in association with its Food and Beverage ......read more
|In an exclusive interview Apple CEO tells CNN- “I don't subscribe to the machines taking over the world”|
Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018: Apple CEO Tim Cooke sat down with CNNMoney’s Laurie Segall for an exclusive interview in which he reveals he uses his phone too much, that Silicon Valley’s abuse of privacy is out of control, and weighs in on how trade tariffs could affect the iPhone.
On addiction and AI:
““I encourage everyone to look and everyone to make an informed decision and ask themselves if they’re picking up their phone 10x an hour or 20x an hour, maybe they could do it less. Maybe they would be more present in the moment with less… But I think the power is now shifted to the user and that has been what Apple has always been about… giving the power from the institution to the user, and I am very hopeful that great things are going to ......read more
|Global Light and Power Celebrates 10 Years with the Opening of their New Showroom in Dubai|
May 15, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Established in 2008 with their first office in Al Quoz, Global Light and Power (GLP) offer bespoke lighting design solutions with upscale qualities and ideal functionality.
The locally grown company’s 1000 sq. foot showroom showcases both indoor and outdoor LED lighting solutions which include a range of existing and newly designed and manufactured products, displayed to highlight the techniques, applications and effects of each lighting fixture.
Founder and Managing Director of GLP: “It has been a great year for the team. Not only were we able to open our doors to the public as per the scheduled date, but we also managed to simultaneously work on designing new products and creating a brand new premium catalogue highlighting our capabilities and extensive range of ......read more
|Erdoğan tells CNN “the US will lose in the end” following Iran deal withdrawal|
Dubai, UAE, May 10, 2018: In an exclusive interview- recorded just prior to the US decision to withdraw from the Iran deal- CNN’s Becky Anderson sat down with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey to discuss the US withdrawal and its potential consequences. He told CNN that he fears "new crises" will break out in the Middle East as a result of the US abandoning the Iran deal, adding that it’s not just going to impact the region, but the entire world.
On the United States withdrawing from the deal: “This nuclear deal was previously called unsignable but it was rendered possible after years of negativity, raising hope all around the globe in the end and at the drop of a hat turning this deal around and retreating from the deal is not just going to impact the region but also the ......read more
|A Chat With Mr. Hamid Rashid, Founder & CEO of Finterra.|
Dubai, UAE, May 05, 2018:
1. Please give us a brief on Mr. Hamid, his visions and mission with introduction to Blockchain in the world Hamid Rashid Founder & CEO of Finterra Hamid, a hands on Strategic Visionary brings his wealth of experience and knowledge from Hewlett Packard, Petronas and U&Me. He creates brands that deliver stakeholders strong tangible results.
He has over fifteen years of professional experience, Consulting in Enterprise Software Business Management and Business Development experience in the B2B and B2C industry sectors, as Senior Business Manager. He has been closely involved in the different facets of Enterprise Business Management, specifically– Strategic Business Planning, Strategic Account Business Development, and Partner Ecosystem Management.
About Finterra ......read more