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    Light Up Your Life With Natuzzi Lamps

    United Arab Emirates,  September 17, 2020:  Lighting indefinitely has a major impact on a space, and more often than not it can easily be overlooked when you plan to design your room. The right kind of light changes and enhances the ambience of a home. One can play around with light, be it a cosy feel, or a bright & vivid feel, you can alter the look and feel of the space altogether. The house of Natuzzi is known for creating exquisite pieces and its lamps are to die for. We have assorted some really incredible lamps that you can add you home.                

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    Tips on How to Choose the Right Cat Food

    United Arab Emirates,  September 16, 2020:  Your cat is just like any other member of your family. To ensure you offer them best choices for their health, look for foods with a nutritionally balanced offering. In addition, pet parents should also consider other key factors as age, price, type of brand and several other elements before buying food for their feline friends. Here are some tips from Eurovets, to help you avoid some common mistakes. Balanced diet with the right food groups Balanced diet is the key. Eurovets recommends looking for a nutritional adequacy label while buying food for your pet. Since cats are carnivores, meat is a key component of achieving the balanced diet. Cats also need animal protein, fat, and other vitamins and minerals -- and they can get these nutrients from many different sources. For ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Joins Key UAE Suppliers Qualified to Provide Nuclear Quality Products for Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

    - ADNOC Distribution becomes the first petroleum products company in the UAE to be qualified on the Nawah Nuclear Approved Supplier List (NASL)  - ADNOC will supply a range of products including lubricating oil, engine coolant and anti-rust, grease, and fuels - 73 companies now qualified on Nawah’s NASL list, with their products demonstrating the highest safety related category.  - Nawah Quality Assurance, working in coordination with ENEC’s Business and Industrial Development Team is supporting growth of local nuclear supply chain      15 September 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiary responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), have marked a key milestone in ......read more

    Jebel Ali Port Welcomes Mega Container Ship HMM Gdansk on Its Maiden Visit

    Port call by mega vessel with a capacity of 24,000 TEU signifies Dubai’s resilience as a global trade hub despite the pandemic Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 08 September 2019:  Global trade enabler DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port welcomed HMM GDANSK, one of the world’s largest container vessels, which is now on the return leg of her maiden international voyage between the Far East and Europe. Jebel Ali is the only port in the Arabian Gulf region connected to the arterial FE3 (Far East 3) loop with the ability to accommodate mega vessels. HMM GDANSK is 400 metres long and has a capacity of 24,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent container units). The vessel and its crew led by Captain Hyungik Cho were welcomed by DP World UAE Region, and other officials from Jebel Ali Port.  The landmark mega carrier ......read more

    Global Energy Weekly: Oil Demand: Down but not yet Out

    Key takeaways    •         It will take 3 years for global oil demand to recover from Covid to its new normal assuming we have a vaccine or a cure •         Long term oil demand will peak at 105 mn b/d by 2030 on electric car proliferation, and then decline to 95 mn b/d by 2050 •         If heavy vehicles also switch to alternative fuel, electric or more likely hydrogen, demand could drop to 76 mn b/d by 2050       Oil demand suffered a major setback from COVID-19… Oil demand took the largest hit ever recorded in 1H20, as road and air travel collapsed during the global lockdown. Demand contracted 16 mn b/d YoY in 2Q20 on IEA estimates, 5 fold the previously largest ever quarterly demand drop ......read more

    A Decade of Innovation and Discovery Within the Natural World

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - September 6, 2020:  In just 10 years, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has made significant discoveries and contributed important knowledge to our rapidly changing natural environment. From rising sea-levels to the discovery of new species, researchers at NYUAD are investigating the future of our planet and taking a multidisciplinary approach to solving some of humanity's greatest challenges.    Highlights of the past decade of NYUAD research into the natural world include:    1. Rising seas Greenland and parts of Antarctica are disappearing at an alarming pace. Scientists have trekked to remote locations across the globe to  measure and witness polar ice loss first-hand, recording glaciers cracking apart and icebergs larger than cities plunging into the ocean.Research lead: ......read more

    Gulf Navigation Holding Starts Distinctive Phase With a New Board of Directors

    Shareholders and investors count on the new board and their extensive experience to help the company make a comeback and regain its leadership in the maritime and shipping sectors in the UAE and across the region Dubai, UAE, 5 September 2020:  In its recent meeting, the General Assembly of Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (“GNH” or “Company”), a maritime and shipping company listed in the Dubai Financial Market, has approved a new Board of Directors chaired by Sheikh Theyab bin Tahnoon bin Mohammad Al Nahyan. The General Assembly also appointed Eng. Abdulla Atatreh as Vice Chairman. Mr. Mohamed Alhammadi, Dr. Abdulaziz Alongary, and Mr. Waleed Mohammad have been approved as new members of the board in addition to the current members — Dr. Abdul Rahman Mahmoud Al Afifi and Mr. Ahmad Kilani. The new ......read more

    Trina Solar Has Been Recognized as a Top Bankable Module Supplier for 5 Consecutive Years

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 01, 2020: Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, was once again named the 100% Bankable Module Supplier Brand as announced in the 2020 PV Module and Inverter Bankability report, published by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The judges unanimously recognized the company’s stable financial status, reliability, product quality and excellent brand influence.    According to Bloomberg Bankability reports issued since 2012, Trina Solar has achieved 100% bankability six times, and has topped the list for the past five years. Again, a performance unmatched in the industry. The indicates that Trina Solar's modules can help project developers obtain bank financing more easily. It ......read more

    Own the Bonaldo ‘Total Look', A Harmony of Neutrals

    By Western Furniture United Arab Emirates, August 31, 2020:   "Bonaldo Total Look" is a project that introduces sophisticated coordinated atmospheres for settings which share Bonaldo’s stylistic flair. This concept brings together Bonaldo's products in a unique language of identifying the precise interior style and its subsequent consistent use throughout every space. Harmony of Neutrals, one of the six settings suggested by Bonaldo gives inspiration to decorate spaces with a precise style, and fulfil all furnishing requirements. Harmony of Neutrals: nuances and materials that recall nature are the protagonists of this space: a harmony made of soft hues and elegant shapes. In this setting Bonaldo suggests the Art table with the Artika chairs, the Frinfri coffee tables, the Structure Sofa and the ......read more

    Crate and Barrel Fall 2020: Classic Artistry Meets Modern Craft

    • Crate and Barrel pays homage to classical workmanship • New themes embody the Modern prairie, Urban retreat, and New Deco • The youthful and constantly evolving Trove collection is inspired by Danish design     Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2020:  This fall, Crate and Barrel brings a renewed focus to modern craft. The Fall 2020 collection features items stylised in new designs and grounded in time-honoured artistry. With new items arriving mid-August and throughout September, the collection aims to lean into the warm tones and changing climate of the new season, making the home a destination to be enjoyed.   Influenced by the work of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Modern Prairie designs encourage being at home with nature, embracing it in crafted detail, earthy textures, and ......read more

    IKEA Launches 2021 Catalogue

    Celebrating the 70th birthday of the catalogue, the 2021 edition has been transformed into a handbook for better everyday life at home United Arab Emirates, 25 August 2020:  Swedish furniture giant, IKEA, launched today its all-new 2021 Catalogue at a one-of-its-kind virtual event which hosted over 200 attendees. This year’s catalogue, which is the 70th edition, is created as a handbook that feels like a friendly and optimistic problem-solver full of smart tips, hands-on ideas and small affordable shifts, rooted in real life at home. It is a way of sharing knowledge and a point of view that a better home creates a better everyday life. The handbook is filled with “how-to’s” that show how creating a better home doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive or time consuming. IKEA believes that ......read more

    Shop Elegant Living Room Furniture at Pan Emirates

    • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings unveils its latest elegant living room furniture collection • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 August 2020:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, introduces its new living rooms elegant furniture. Add elegance to your living room with luxury coffee tables, sofas, ottomans & more at Pan Emirates Home Furniture. From gradient shades, lively designs, and detailed patterns.    PIANCA CORNER SOFA SET (Price: AED 7,995) Leave your stress behind and enter the world of supreme comfort with PIANCA CORNER SOFA SET. Strong wood structure offers durability, while smooth ......read more

    ‘Emirates Post' Marks International Year of Plant Health With Commemorative Stamp

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 19 August 2020:  Emirates Post is issuing a distinctive commemorative stamp to mark and promote 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), as designated by the United Nations. Part of a global campaign, this issuance aims to raise awareness about the significance of protecting plant health and its knock-on effect in alleviating poverty and food shortage as well as promoting environmental and economic wellbeing.    According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), up to 40% of food crops are lost due to plant pests and diseases annually, which leaves millions of people without enough food and seriously damages agriculture. Protecting plants from pests and diseases is more cost effective than dealing with full-blown plant health emergencies. The stamp is part of a worldwide ......read more

    Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Unit 1 Successfully Connects to UAE's Transmission Grid

    - First megawatts of clean electricity from peaceful nuclear energy now delivered to the UAE’s transmission network   - Connection safely and successfully completed through collaboration with Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO)   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - August 19, 2020:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced that its operations and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), has safely and successfully connected Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to the UAE grid, and is despatching its first megawatts of clean electricity to the Nation. During the process, the generator in Unit 1 was integrated and ......read more

    Sustainable Consumption at the Touch of a Button: GROHE Blue Water System Nominated for the German Sustainability Award Design 2021

    ● German Sustainability Award Foundation awards prize for sustainable design for the first time ● As a resource-saving solution, GROHE Blue reduces water consumption, CO2 emissions and plastic waste ● Tackling the global plastic waste problem is an important component of GROHE's sustainability strategy   17 August 2020:  Having already been nominated for the 13th German Sustainability Award for companies, the global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings is now delighted to be nominated for the first German Sustainability Award Design 2021 for its GROHE Blue water system. A top-class jury of experts will decide on the finalists at the end of September. The winner will be announced at the German Sustainability Award ceremony on 4 December 2020 in Düsseldorf.   For ......read more

    ISH 2021: GROHE to Withdraw from Participation for Health and Safety Reasons

    ● GROHE will not participate in next year’s ISH 2021 ● Health and safety is top priority: for employees, customers and everyone involved  ● Participation in other fairs in the EMENA region are under evaluation     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:  Following thorough internal discussions, GROHE announces today to withdraw from participating in next year’s ISH 2021. Three main reasons led to this difficult decision: as a global brand and part of LIXIL, the company values come first: respect and doing the right thing. In line with the efforts made during the pandemic to protect employees, business partners and customers with strict hygiene and safety measures, health and safety remain a top priority for GROHE: for employees, customers and everyone involved in the ......read more

    Why Should you Opt for Certified Organic Food for Birds

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 09, 2020:  Birds, particularly parrots are well known to be sensitive to environmental toxins, such as certain metals, chemical cleaners, and overheated plastic-coated cookware. Chemicals that normally are only irritating to humans and other animals can be extremely toxic to birds. Yet little thought is given to the potential cancers, neurological problems, hormonal imbalances, allergies and disruptions of their fragile immune systems that may be attributed directly to pesticide residues on foods that birds ingest or to the inherent dangers of commonly used pet food preservatives such as Ethoxyquin.   In such situations, organic is the answer. Opting for organic foods is an effectual choice for birds and planetary health. Buying organically grown food, free of harmful chemicals, ......read more

    Schneider Electric Ranked #1 in the 2020 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: Europe Top 15

    • Schneider climbs 2 spots since last year   Dubai, UAE, Augst 8th 2020:  Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced it has been ranked #1 in the 2020 Gartner Supply Chain Top 25: Europe Top 15 (June 2020).   For many years Schneider Electric has given priority to the digitalization of its supply chain. The Group launched the Tailored Sustainable Connected Supply Chain 4.0 program to create a customized, sustainable and connected Supply Chain from end to end - across procurement, manufacturing, planning and delivery pillars. "Our network of suppliers, smart factories sites and distribution centers have adopted digital processes and tools to improve our energy consumption, our product quality and cost. During the past months where ......read more

    Sedar Global's Top Tips For Designing And Decorating A Kid's Space

    Creative Director at leading interior label Sedar Global gives his top tips on how to  get your kids back to school ready with a fun and functional home space to call their own  With kids now spending more time than ever in the home, creating an inspiring space for your little one to play and grow is more important than ever. Decorating a kid’s space should be a fun experience, however creating a beautiful, functional room that your child will love both now and for years to come can be hard to achieve. Need a little advice? Famous for its bespoke made to fit services and use of materials and wallpapers from some of the finest factories across the globe Creative Director of Sedar Global, Nahel Selo give his top tips on decorating a kid’s space that harnesses the beautiful qualities abundant in children - ......read more

    National Geographic Abu Dhabi Launches Sharkfest 2020 on 5th August 2020 at 9 Pm UAE Time/8 Pm KSA Time

    THE CHAMPS ARE BACK, AND THEY’RE READY TO CHOMP!   SUMMER’S FAN-FAVORITE EVENT TEES UP 6 ORIGINAL SPECIALS FOR AN EPIC, FIVE-WEEK SHARKFEST MARATHON     Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 6, 2020: National Geographic Abu Dhabi is bringing the highly anticipated eight annual SHARKFEST back to screens across the Middle East from 5th August.  Spotlighting the kings of the ocean, National Geographic Abu Dhabi will air 6 full weeks of action-packed shark programming (starting 5th August 2020 at 9PM UAE Time/8PM KSA Time) with 6 original premieres and the best shark programming from the networks’ massive library as part of its biggest-ever shark spectacular.  Over the course of 6 weeks, National Geographic Abu Dhabi will feature a variety of jaw-dropping SHARKFEST originals and ......read more

    Reduced Coral Reef Fish Biodiversity and Functioning Under Temperatures That Mirror End-of-century Climate Predictions

    Fast facts  ● An international team of researchers, hosted and supported by NYU Abu Dhabi, have found that small, bottom-dwelling reef fishes on the world’s hottest coral reefs in the southern Arabian Gulf are much less diverse and abundant than on nearby reefs with less extreme temperatures  ● The paper, published in Nature Communications, examines ‘cryptobenthic’ fishes in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, linking the reduced diversity and productivity of communities in the Arabian Gulf to energetic deficits that preclude the existence of many species   Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 4, 2020:  As global warming continues to escalate, there are lasting implications to consider, including the changes to biological communities in vital habitats such as coral reefs. A team of ......read more

    Greenpeace Condemns Barakah Nuclear Power Plant as Wasteful and Dangerous

    United Arab Emirates, August 04, 2020:   Greenpeace MENA condemns the start-up of unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi, as a wasteful investment in the wrong technology that will only deplete the scarce water resources of the “Emirates”. Julien Jreissati, programme manager at Greenpeace Middle East and North Africa, commented: "Nuclear energy is not the energy of the future, and definitely not the solution. With it we are leaving our future generations with nothing but a toxic legacy of radioactive and dangerous nuclear waste". He continued: ”The UAE has been a regional leader in developing and investing in cheap, safe and green renewable energy such as solar. This innovative country should keep its focus on capitalising on its abundant and ......read more

    Emirates Post Marks the Launch of UAE's Mars Mission and Opening of Barakah Power Plant With Commemorative Stamps

    The launch of the stamps marks two extraordinary milestones for the United Arab Emirates    Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 04 August 2020: Emirates Post has announced the intended launch of commemorative stamps to mark two national milestones - the launch of UAE’s satellite to Mars and the opening of the Barakah power plant. The UAE became the first Arab nation to send a probe to Mars with the launch of the Hope Probe and is also the only Arab nation with the capacity to produce nuclear energy with the opening of the Barakah power plant in Abu Dhabi.  With the design process already underway, Emirates Post is aiming to issue the collector’s item later in the year.    With both events, His Excellency, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, Chairman of Emirates Post Group Company, said that the UAE ......read more

    Safe Start-up of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Successfully Achieved

    - Start-up is major step in process for upcoming generation of emissions-free electricity  - Process undertaken in line with regulatory requirements and highest international standards for nuclear quality and safety   02 August 2020, Abu Dhabi,  UAE: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has successfully started up Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This step is the most historic milestone to date in the delivery of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, as part of the process towards generating clean electricity for the Nation for at least the next 60 years.   Since receipt of the Operating License from the ......read more

    Schneider Electric Shows They Are Acting to Build a Green and Inclusive Future for All Through H1 Extra-financial Results

    • Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons • The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals  • The Tomorrow Rising Fund, by the Schneider Electric Foundation, moves forward with recovery and resilience by supporting education and training programs    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 01, 2020:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces their financial and extra-financial year results. Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) which measures their progress towards their ......read more

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    University Hospital of Sharjah pioneers new surgical instrument and procedure for minimal invasive spine endoscopic surgery with less than 1 cm incision

    September 6, 2020: The University Hospital of Sharjah (UHS), one of the leading hospitals in the GCC region, is being lauded for its recent discovery of a new surgical instrument and procedure for minimal invasive spine endoscopic surgery with less than one-centimeter incision. The discovery was made public through the publication of research papers written by Dr. Seungkook Kim, Consultant Spine Surgeon at Himchan – UHS Joint and Spine Center located at UHS. The achievement demonstrates the hospital’s commitment towards delivering groundbreaking medical services and ......read more

    New Furniture Collection Brings Harmony With a Human Touch Into Your Home

    • The Newent Collection for Bentley Home – a refined new aesthetic style honours creativity and sophistication • Individual pieces feature exquisitely hand-crafted techniques to bring classic simplicity and modern luxury to Middle Eastern homes • Bentley Home’s exceptional master craftspeople, based in Forli, Italy, combine long-established traditions with modern technology • Bentley Motors and Bentley Home design and manufacturing processes are united by shared core values and synergies   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, ......read more

    Siemens Compressors Selected for Gas Reservoir Storage Project with Saudi Aramco

    • Siemens Energy to supply 20 compressor trains for a critical gas project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) • The project will enable the operator to manage its surplus gas volumes efficiently to meet seasonal demands     July 29, 2020:  Siemens Energy was selected to provide centrifugal compressor systems for Saudi Aramco’s Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS) project. The plant includes a gas injection facility with a capacity of 1,500 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) (42,475,270 cubic meters per day, or m3/d) and a ......read more

    Earn Points With Every Purchase in New-look ADNOC Rewards

    • Earn points on all purchases that can be redeemed for products and services across ADNOC Distribution stations and ADNOC Oasis stores • 500 bonus points for members who download the app • Free car sanitization for all new members with first transaction • More than 750,000 customers already registered for ADNOC Rewards   Abu Dhabi, 29 July 2020:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading fuel and convenience retailer, announced today an exciting enhancement to its popular rewards program, ADNOC Rewards. Starting this Eid holiday, customers can ......read more

    Importance of Healthy Diet for Your Bird

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 28, 2020:   Your bird's diet is more than just food – it is the entire basis for its good health, lifespan, appearance, energy and even good behaviour. It has been noted that improper nutrition is the cause of 90% of health problems and the leading cause of death in pet birds. The value of a proper diet over the life of the bird is monumental. Birds fed a poor diet will become malnourished, which will start a chain of events leading to a decline in the bird's overall health. But what is a healthy diet and how can you be sure you are ......read more

    Emirates Post Introduces Smart Places – a Digital Location Management Service

    UAE, 26 July 2020: Emirates Post is expanding its product offering with the introduction of a digital location management service for UAE businesses called Smart Places.  In partnership with Local Knowledge, a dedicated local listings management company, the new service will provide an easy and accessible solution to business owners who seek to claim and update their business on Google Maps as well as other important digital platforms.  Smart Places is an innovative digital transformation product specifically designed for bricks and mortar businesses as a “we do it for ......read more

    EWEC Announces Partners to Develop the World's Largest Solar Power Plant

    Consortium comprising TAQA, Masdar, EDF and JinkoPower sign Power Purchase Agreement with EWEC, for a 2 GW solar power plant Competitive bid process results in record-low tariff for solar power, set at AED 4.97 fils/kWh (USD 1.35 cents/kWh)   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 July 2020: The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and providing of water and electricity across the UAE, announced the award for the world’s largest solar power plant. The project was awarded to a consortium led by Abu Dhabi National ......read more

    This DSS add a Contemporary look to your Home with Western Furniture Products

    Avail 25 to 75 per cent discount on classy ‘Made in Italy’ furniture       Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 25, 2020:  The long-overdue wait has come to an end for enthu shoppers to finally shop till they drop with Dubai Summer Surprises. And participating in this DSS, Western Furniture is offering huge discounts on premium ‘Made in Italy’ furniture starting from 25 to 75 off.   This DSS indulge yourselves with the much-awaited shopping extravaganza and especially for those who are looking for some exquisite home furnishings at ......read more

    Trina Solar Unveils Vertex 600w Series Module and Expects Mass Production of 550w Series Later in Year

    Dubai, UAE – 25 July 2020: Trina Solar Co., Ltd (‘Trina Solar” or the “Company”) has announced the launch of two next-generation Vertex series modules with power output of up to 600W. The company expects to realize the mass production of a 550W series in the final quarter of this year.    Several representatives of upper, middle and lower streams of the industrial value chain of the 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance, representing manufacturers of silicon, wafers, cells, modules, trackers, inverters, materials and equipment, ......read more

    Pan Emirates Opens a New Store in Cityland Mall, Dubai

    • Pan Emirates Home Furnishings, invests AED 5 Million on its newly opened store, spanning across 36000 sq.ft in Cityland Mall, on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road near Global Village.  • Pan Emirates Home Furnishings’ Cityland store is looking to serve the residents of neighbouring localities with its elaborated and detailed range of affordable and stylish furnishing & decor collection.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 July 2020:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, ......read more

    Green Petrochem Announces Expansion Plan in Hamriyah Free Zone

    • Petrochem to lease 200,000 sq. ft. plot of land and establish additional storage facilities with expected storage capacity of 150,000 cbm    • Petrochem’s daily production capacity amounts to 800 metric tons of petrochemical products while annual refining capacity exceeds 2.1 million barrels           Sharjah, July 22, 2020:   Green Petrochem, one of the most conducive players in the oil industry across the UAE, has announced an expansion plan in the Hamriyah Free Zone to boost its storage capacity and meet the ......read more

    Schneider Electric to Upgrade DP World's Sokhna Basin 2 With Ecostruxure Power Smart Energy Distribution System

    Technology will help save energy and maintenance costs, reduce carbon emissions, make the facility greener and future-proof it for new innovations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2020:   Schneider Electric has been selected by DP World, a leading enabler of global trade, to implement an end-to-end smart energy MV, LV distribution system at DP World’s Sokhna Basin 2 Terminal, situated near the southern entrance to the Suez Canal on the Red Sea. The solution will improve safety, save on electricity and maintenance costs, and reduce carbon emissions at one ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Records Species Conservation World's First With Historic Birth of Arabian Bustard via IVF

    • Milestone birth is significant step in saving species listed as ‘Near Threatened’   • Paves way for the return of Arabian bustard to the southwestern Arabian Peninsula   • Landmark project spotlights Abu Dhabi’s pioneering efforts to conserve the environment and wildlife on local and international levels   Abu Dhabi, UAE — 21 July 2020:  Abu Dhabi’s commitment to protecting endangered species and the environment have continued apace with the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the global ......read more

    Emirates Post Employee Recognised With Global Award for Delivering Great Customer Service

    Simple act of kindness to deliver important business letters results in local customer service employee being hailed as a CX Hero by Genesys Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2020:   Customer service employees deal with hundreds of inquiries during their shifts. Most interactions are solved on the spot, but some require employees to go the extra mile by showing special care for customers’ needs by contacting the concerned departments and gathering all necessary information to clearly and accurately answer inquiries. One such example comes from an Emirates Post call ......read more

    39 Photovoltaic Companies Band Together to Give Industry a Fillip as 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance

    Dubai, UAE – July 16, 2020: The 600W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance was announced today – a formation of 39 firms that aims to create a new collaborative and innovative ecosystem through open collaboration, synergizing the main resources of the industry chain and integrating core processes such as R&D, manufacturing and applications.  In a declaration adopted by the 39 members of the alliance, member companies said they will work together to build products, systems and standards for a next-generation technology platform, committing to maximize the ......read more

    8 Budget-Friendly Ways to Glam Up Your Home

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 July 2020:   A glamorous home is not always about expensive furniture or a huge space. By adding something as simple as a decorative mirror or throwing in some pillows, your entire space can feel vibrant and refined. Pan Emirates Home Furnishing lined up some ideas which will instantly add a whimsical touch to your décor without taking much time or money. 1 - Make the most of the hallway: Your hallway is the first thing that your guests will see and hence it is very important to set the perfect tone to the entire space. Combining a stylish ......read more

    ENEC Completes Construction of Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

    - ENEC hands over the systems of Unit 2 to Nawah Energy Company for commissioning, marking the end of construction activities for the second of four units at Barakah - Nawah team now commences operational readiness activities. Regulatory approval from FANR required, and international assessments to take place prior to Unit 2 - Unit 2 successfully completed advanced testing, demonstrates its exemplary structural safety performance and that its systems and components meets the highest standards of safety and quality.    14 July 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Emirates Nuclear ......read more

    Empower Organises Summer Training Programme for Emirati Youth in the District Cooling Sector

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020:    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, launched this year’s professional summer training programme for national graduates and institute students with a view to encouraging them to engage in the promising district cooling sector. A group of students have been joined to the new program from Zayed University, Al Ghurair University, the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Higher Technical College. Empower pointed out that the continuation of skill ......read more

    An EU Carbon Border Tax Could Impact the GCC Oil Exporters and Be the Next Disruptive Force in Global Trade

    A tax on carbon emissions tied to imports would cut profits for foreign suppliers of oil, steel, and other goods with high greenhouse gas footprints but could pose an opportunity for GCC companies to gain a competitive edge, BCG research finds   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 08, 2020:   A plan being considered by the European Commission to tax the carbon emissions attributed to imported goods could create competitive advantages for foreign companies with low greenhouse gas footprints--and “serious near-term challenges” for other exporters, adding to ......read more

    10 Million Plastic Packaging Saved: Grohe Launches Initiative to Reduce Plastic

    ● LIXIL EMENA has set itself the goal of creating plastic-free product packaging for its GROHE brand by 2021 ● Thanks to the initiative, approx.10 million plastic packaging could already be saved until today ● Cooperation with Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) supports common vision to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste   7 July 2020 -  In 2018, GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, launched its initiative to replace plastic in product packaging with more sustainable alternatives. Until ......read more

    Ras Al Khaimah Municipality Reports Significant Progress in Energy Efficiency

    The second annual report for the implementation of the Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040 was released on the newly launched Reem website.     Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020:  Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040 has completed its second year of implementation in 2019. Last week Ras Al Khaimah Municipality released the second edition of the annual report for the strategy. The report describes progress of the strategy, including achievements, new initiatives and expected developments in the coming ......read more

    Empower Continues Its Commitment to Implement International Standards

    Successfully renewed three ISO certifications in Quality Management System, Environmental Management System and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Dubai, UAE, 06 July 2020:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has successfully renewed three ISO certifications in Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 2015), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001: 2015), and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001: 2007), that are related to internationally ......read more

    Hitachi ABB Power Grids Commences Operations

    Complementary portfolios and technology strengths to ensure continuity, enhance customer value and bring growth opportunities.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   In accordance with the agreement signed on December 17, 20181 , Hitachi Ltd. and ABB Ltd today announced the completion of all required procedures as planned, and the formation of Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. Hitachi has an 80.1 percent stake in this new joint venture entity (which has business volume of approximately 10 billion USD2 ) and ABB holds the balance. Toshikazu Nishino, Executive ......read more

    Market Access Concludes Second Cohort With Several Corporate-startup Collaborations Announced

    • Dubai Startup Hub Market Access programme’s second cohort attracted 44 startup submissions, 55% of which came from outside the UAE   • Corporate members Emirates NBD, Sumitomo and Accenture team up with 9 startups offering cutting-edge solutions to existing challenges     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:    Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has announced the successful conclusion of the Market Access programme’s second cohort, which saw several high-potential startups joining ......read more

    Deloitte: Should GCC Countries Re-Calibrate Their Strategies Given Low Oil Prices?

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020:   The dual crisis engendered by the conflict over production levels within OPEC + and the reduced demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted a global, sector-wide downturn in the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry that has left the oil-dependent economies vulnerable in terms of fiscal revenue. Demand for oil has fallen by over 18 percent since the beginning of the year, leading to a steep decline of more than 70 percent in the price of oil. Deloitte has just released its new report, Impact of oil industry crisis on the GCC and ......read more

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