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Dubai, UAE, 5th April 2020:   Musicians and content creators today don’t have an easy way to capture great sound. Dolby On- a free, music and video recording and streaming app is now available on Apple iOS and Android Google Play store across MENA region. The ‘Dolby On’ app is designed to easily record and live stre... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:   Two new things, one expected and much awaited, the other, well let us just say unexpected. The former being the HUAWEI P40 Pro with ground-breaking camera features and impeccable design while the latter is being efficient and productive while staying at home. Follow us through this artic... Read more
**An anti-aging supplement range like no other**.  . Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:   Collagen is one of the most plentiful and naturally occurring proteins present in the body, and over time our ability to make it sadly declines with age. This diminishing supply of collagen and HA causes the structure of the skin to we... Read more
• NFPC addresses surge in online home delivery orders    • Group CEO of NFPC, Iqbal Hamzah, reassures nation that their demand will be fulfilled and assures that sanitation protocols, in line with the Health Authorities guidelines, have been implemented through every step of the process  Abu Dhabi, UAE - April 05,... Read more
** Create a ‘lit from within’ glow with minimal fuss on those days at home when you need a little pick-me-up **  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:  As we currently while our days away at home, it is a welcome break to scale back our usual daily make-up regime and give our skin the opportunity to breathe. Howeve... Read more
H.E. Hamad Buamim:  - Dubai  Chamber will help blue collar workers who have completed their projects  to return home- The Chamber will be assisting blue collar workers in the construction and real estate projects, especially those who completed their work and were unable to return home as airports closed around the world.- The C... Read more
Cases from Middle East are complex or second/third-time open heart surgeries or children who come late with extremely damaged hearts. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th April 2020:   Studies indicate that about 1 percent of all new-born infants have some type of structural heart defect. In infants, heart failure often presents with breathin... Read more
Sharjah, April 5, 2020:  The Representative Committee of the Real Estate Sector Business Group of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has called on the property owners in the Emirate of Sharjah to adopt the same approach of Sharjah government in terms of delaying the rent payments for those who were affected by the spread of ... Read more
Bangladesh’s largest private sector business group donates Tk100 million (US$11.76 million/Dh43 million) to Bangladesh Government in support of combating the Coronavirus outbreak  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:   Basundhara Group, the largest diversified industrial conglomerate in Bangladesh, will convert all... Read more
• Ensures greater safety measures for workforce as the Disinfection Protocols are implemented • Desktops, Mobile Phones, Pantry, Dispensers and washrooms identified as common problem areas of infection spread.• Use of medical disinfectant and wipes recommended in reducing the chances• Paperless communication and transaction... Read more
• ADU’s BGS Chapter Advisor, Dr. Fauzia Jabeen, was named the 2020 Chapter Advisor of the Year for the second time.• Abu Dhabi University (ADU) earned the Bronze Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, after winning the Gold Award in 2018, from a pool of 600 Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Chapters globally. • The Bronze Chapter Awa... Read more
Dubai – 4 April 2020:   To help with the containment of the coronavirus outbreak, Dubai Customs boosted its centers’ preparedness to provide all services to companies and complete transactions online. Companies can enjoy smart services of Dubai Customs to benefit from the excellent facilitations available including booking an ... Read more
The initiative helps save more than AED714m for customers and 737,000 working hours for government entities Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 April 2020:   The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), the government entity that leads the digital transformation in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the launch of the “Abu Dhabi Connect” pr... Read more
A 150-square internal farm can produce 1 ton of organic fruits and vegetables monthly, an ideal way to produce sustainable food in the time of coronavirus To ensure food self-reliance, SRTI Park calls for more integrated projects for sustainable agriculture  Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 04, 2020:   As some parts of the ... Read more
 

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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 re ......read more

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 e ......read more

 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 ......read more

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 com ......read more

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 concern ......read more

• 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 ......read more

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 o ......read more

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 p ......read more

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 ......read more

 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 (Frid ......read more

• 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 ......read more

** 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 an ......read more

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.   ...read more

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 ......read more

Triphenylphosphine (TTP)-stabilized nanoparticles have the ability to precisely release cancer-fighting drugs in cell cultures and living organisms     Fast facts: ●  Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are small gold particles with a diameter of 1 to 100 nm, which, once dispersed in water, are also known as colloidal gold. They also absorb light energy and heat. ●  Gold nanoparticles are being explored widely for use in high technology applications such as sensory probes, electronic conductors, therapeutic agents, organic photovoltaics, and drug delivery in biological and medical applications. ●  Researchers are exploring using gold nanoparti ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:   Available now at Marks & Spencer, Goodmove is an energetic and uplifting activewear edit, spanning everything from performance wear to innovative outerwear, perfect for your home workouts. The Goodmove Summer edit welcomes punchy colour block brights, motivational slogan tee’s and playful rainbow prints, to contrasting contemporary activewear in classic black, khaki, grey and navy.   This season also sees Marks & Spencer mix and match separates, including lightweight gilets to cooling cropped joggers, whilst printed shorts and coordinating tops feature breathable fabrications and moisture wicking technology to ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 06, 2020:   Lipstick, lip gloss, or nothing at all? Let’s be honest, perfectly drawn lips make or break your whole makeup look. essence has a huge variety of lip “accessories” that you will for sure pick a favorite from. Let’s start off with our gloss selection! Now you have two choices to choose from. If you want to give your lips a glass glossy finish, go for essence “shine shine shine lipgloss” and if you like your lips on the plumpier side, then go for “Plumping nudes lipgloss”. Regardless which you choose, both are guaranteed to glam-ify your makeup look and moisturize your lips too.   ......read more

Suffered Data Loss Resulting in Downtime Last Year   Organizations and individuals continue using outdated solutions and strategies despite  increase in zero-day ransomware, cryptojacking, hacking, and social engineering attacks    Dubai, UAE 6 April 2020:   Acronis, a global leader in cyber protection, marked the inaugural World Cyber Protection Week by revealing that 42% of companies experienced a data loss event that resulted in downtime last year. That high number is likely caused by the fact that while nearly 90% are backing up the IT components they’re responsible for protecting, only 41% back up daily – leaving man ......read more

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 Contribut ......read more

Airline Integration with Amadeus, Travelport, TBO Air, Pyton, Salam Air, Jazeera airways and many more Our Airline integration services allow users to content with multiple GDS and find the most competitive negotiated rates and showing the best results. Get your net rates, add your markup and sell further – all automatically done through our Booking Engine.   Global Innovation’s TassPro & Itinerary Key Features   Travel Port and Amadeus Integrated Published/Private/MIL/Labor/ Special Deals Mini Rules Detailed Fare Rules Single screen display for multi RBD Fare Breakup Tax Breakup Re-price PNR Creation SSR Support EMD A & S ......read more

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.   API Features 170k Hotels Worldwide 185 Destination Countries 60k Travel Distributors 140 Source Market Detailed Pricing Cancell ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 5th April 2020:   Musicians and content creators today don’t have an easy way to capture great sound. Dolby On- a free, music and video recording and streaming app is now available on Apple iOS and Android Google Play store across MENA region. The ‘Dolby On’ app is designed to easily record and live stream audio and video with superior Dolby sound quality by using just your phone, letting you capture the moment when it strikes with unmatched simplicity. The app can easily be set up and used.   Dolby On provides musicians and content creators a powerful mobile tool to capture their ideas and inspirations, as they strike, and then turn th ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:   Two new things, one expected and much awaited, the other, well let us just say unexpected. The former being the HUAWEI P40 Pro with ground-breaking camera features and impeccable design while the latter is being efficient and productive while staying at home.  Follow us through this article as we explore 7 cool things you can do with your new HUAWEI P40 Pro. Never-ending Watching Experience     You would probably ask yourself, what cool thing could I do with the design? The HUAWEI P40 Pro comes with a breath-taking HUAWEI Quad-curve Overflow Display curved at all four corners and a borderless screen that pro ......read more

**An anti-aging supplement range like no other**   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:   Collagen is one of the most plentiful and naturally occurring proteins present in the body, and over time our ability to make it sadly declines with age. This diminishing supply of collagen and HA causes the structure of the skin to weaken and lose volume, giving way to those visible signs of premature aging. However, if you are taking the right supplements you can absolutely boost your collagen and maintain that plump and youthful glow, and we have just the supplement for you – MedColl.   MedColl isn’t just any anti-aging supplement, it contains a formula ......read more

DataManager v8.2 analysis software continuously monitors high risk internal corrosion levels in hydrofluoric acid alkylation units to prevent acid leaks, unplanned shutdowns and offers better predictability of equipment lifespan April 5, 2020 – Emerson’s new DataManager software v8.2 helps refiners monitor corrosion of hydrofluoric (HF) acid alkylation units to prevent costly, unplanned shutdowns and maximize profits and productivity. DataManager Analysis Software for Rosemount™ Wireless Permasense corrosion and erosion monitoring systems offers continuous sensor monitoring that provides early detection of corrosion in HF acid alkylation units and mitigates the risk of l ......read more

Move follows success of first edition and in line with UAE government's continuing efforts to support Emirati youth UAE, 5 April 2020: Dubai Government Workshop has revealed the coming launch of the second session of its 'DGW Youth Council,' an initiative aimed at enhancing the role of Emirati youth in building and creating the future. The 'DGW Youth Council' is also meant to give the younger generation key encouragement in pursuing the path towards excellence, creativity and innovation, based on the commitment of the DGW in the directives of the national government and in line with the vision of the wise leadership to empower youth and provide them with the necessary ......read more

• NFPC addresses surge in online home delivery orders     • Group CEO of NFPC, Iqbal Hamzah, reassures nation that their demand will be fulfilled and assures that sanitation protocols, in line with the Health Authorities guidelines, have been implemented through every step of the process     Abu Dhabi, UAE - April 05, 2020:   As a result of the current COVID-19 situation, UAE-based National Food Products Company (NFPC) has implemented a series of measures to meet the rising demand in home deliveries, which has seen a huge spike in the past week alone.    The company supplies to over 50% of the UAE population with i ......read more

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – April 05, 2020:   Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, launched a campaign to encourage members to donate their Etihad Guest Miles to support the prevention and response efforts in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in refugee settings. An initiative in collaboration with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) globally and with Emirates Red Crescent in the Middle East, Etihad Guest aims to support basic infection control and adequate containment measures for refugees and other forcibly displaced people. Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “In these ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:   Bruno Le Maire, Minister for the Economy and Finance, and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State reporting to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, have unveiled an extraordinary support plan for French exporters to address the economic slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   This emergency plan will provide support for exporter companies having to contend with the immediate repercussions of the crisis by, inter alia, securing their cash-flow and ensuring their international recovery once the pandemic is over. It focuses on SMEs and mid-tier companies which are crucial drivers for industry throughout France. It sup ......read more

** Create a ‘lit from within’ glow with minimal fuss on those days at home when you need a little pick-me-up **     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:  As we currently while our days away at home, it is a welcome break to scale back our usual daily make-up regime and give our skin the opportunity to breathe. However, there are those days when creating a minimal make-up look can really lift our spirits, boost our mood and spark little moments of joy to those who appreciate and value their make-up and beauty products.   Step forward, Rodial’s Banana Lowlighter (AED 236.25) which is currently one of their best-sellers due to it offe ......read more

Dubai, 05 April 2020:   Etisalat today announced the launch of its Business First Plus postpaid plan, enabling business customers to roll over unused minutes to the next month and enjoy the benefit of any unused allowance.  With the “carryforward” feature, Business First Plus customers can avail an affordable postpaid plan, and will not lose their unused minutes as it will be rolled over to the next months. The “carry forwarded” minutes have a three-month validity.  Salvador Anglada, Group Chief Business Officer, Etisalat, said: “Current times demand that businesses are able to adapt to dynamic business conditions. Business First Pl ......read more

H.E. Hamad Buamim:     - Dubai  Chamber will help blue collar workers who have completed their projects  to return home - The Chamber will be assisting blue collar workers in the construction and real estate projects, especially those who completed their work and were unable to return home as airports closed around the world. - The Chamber will make an initial contribution of AED10 million, towards the newly established fund - The Dubai Chamber’s Centre for Responsible Business will be playing a larger role in the upcoming period, incentivising companies to fulfill their social responsibilities.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2 ......read more

UAE makes its leading experience in training teachers through distance learning accessible to the world ‘Be an Online Tutor in 24 Hours’ program to be made available in English, Russian, French, Spanish and Arabic languages HBMSU joins a global communication platform of UNESCO IIE designed to confront COVID-19 along with Google, Facebook, Commonwealth for Education and other key players in Education and ICT fields To date, free online course achieves remarkable global success in attracting more than 100,000 participants April 04, 2020 – In line with the UAE’s efforts to impart to the world its leading experiences in upgrading the capabilities of teachin ......read more

Cases from Middle East are complex or second/third-time open heart surgeries or children who come late with extremely damaged hearts Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th April 2020:   Studies indicate that about 1 percent of all new-born infants have some type of structural heart defect. In infants, heart failure often presents with breathing trouble, poor feeding, poor growth, excessive sweating or even low blood pressure. At times, heart failure can look like other problems such as colic, pneumonia or other respiratory infections. As such, medical experts at Apollo Hospitals recommend that parents must seek help from paediatric or congenital heart cardiologist immediately & ......read more

Sharjah, April 5, 2020:  The Representative Committee of the Real Estate Sector Business Group of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI, has called on the property owners in the Emirate of Sharjah to adopt the same approach of Sharjah government in terms of delaying the rent payments for those who were affected by the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), especially for commercial properties. Such procedures would help enable tenants and business owners to maintain their businesses, in light of the global economic consequences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was stated during the virtual meeting headed by Saeed Ghanem Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Represent ......read more

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 5th April 2020 - Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing will be hosting Nutanix NOW - a live digital event for organizations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to learn about the latest trends and the most innovative technologies in the field of data centre and enterprise cloud computing: hybrid cloud, hyperconvergence, data management and end user computing. The virtual event will take place on April 13, 2020 at 10:00 am. The exciting 3-hour online event with the theme ‘Bringing the Cloud Inside’ is planned for attendees to learn how to easily solve the cost and complexity issues associated with legacy infrastructure. Nutani ......read more

Bangladesh’s largest private sector business group donates Tk100 million (US$11.76 million/Dh43 million) to Bangladesh Government in support of combating the Coronavirus outbreak     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 05, 2020:   Basundhara Group, the largest diversified industrial conglomerate in Bangladesh, will convert all of its four convention centres located at the International Convention City in Dhaka to a cluster of 5,000-bed hospital to help combat the Coronavirus health crisis. Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Chairman of Basundhara Group, says, “With the global outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, it is important for the private sector to join hands ......read more

• Ensures greater safety measures for workforce as the Disinfection Protocols are implemented  • Desktops, Mobile Phones, Pantry, Dispensers and washrooms identified as common problem areas of infection spread. • Use of medical disinfectant and wipes recommended in reducing the chances • Paperless communication and transactions advised to help stop the spread     5th April 2020; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE:  The recent initiative by RAK Hospital is helping thousands of employees stay safe as the hospital conducts Hygiene Audits for several Ras Al Khaimah-based companies. These audits are highly effective in preventing the spread of Covid-19 a ......read more

• ADU’s BGS Chapter Advisor, Dr. Fauzia Jabeen, was named the 2020 Chapter Advisor of the Year for the second time. • Abu Dhabi University (ADU) earned the Bronze Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award, after winning the Gold Award in 2018, from a pool of 600 Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Chapters globally.  • The Bronze Chapter Award includes a scholarship for the winning Chapter’s  most outstanding student.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates—05 April 2020:   Out of 600 member chapters, Abu Dhabi University’s Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter, under the auspices of the College of Business, has received the BGS’s 2020 Bronze Out ......read more

- The Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) will fund up to five NYU Abu Dhabi researchers as part of its Global PhD Fellowship program in Artificial Intelligence   - The first two research fellowships focus on understanding the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on 3D modeling  Abu Dhabi, UAE – April 5, 2020: NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has partnered with the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI). IIAI will fund up to five NYUAD researchers as part of its Global PhD Fellows program in Artificial Intelligence (AI).    The program focuses on improving the AI research framework within Abu Dhabi, while also promoting colla ......read more

Dubai – 4 April 2020:   To help with the containment of the coronavirus outbreak, Dubai Customs boosted its centers’ preparedness to provide all services to companies and complete transactions online. Companies can enjoy smart services of Dubai Customs to benefit from the excellent facilitations available including booking an inspection date, which will be done fast and with minimal contact.   Using Dubai Customs’ smart channels, clients can access all the services and clear their shipments without any need for a physical visit to the Jebel Ali Center. This is part of Dubai customs precautionary measures against the outbreak of Covid-19 in line with ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 04, 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for February 2020 showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) fell 14.1% compared to February 2019. This was the steepest decline in traffic since 9.11 and reflected collapsing domestic travel in China and sharply falling international demand to/from and within the Asia-Pacific region, owing to the spreading COVID-19 virus and government-imposed travel restrictions. February capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) fell 8.7% as airlines scrambled to trim capacity in line with plunging traffic, and load factor fell 4 ......read more

Sharjah, April 4, 2020:  The Board of Trustees of the Sharjah Excellence Award stated that the registration for the seven categories of the award is now open and will last until the end of October 2020. The Award is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and organized by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry, SCCI. The SCCI called on the business communities in the UAE and GCC to take part in the Award and to make use of its numerous benefits, including the awareness programs and courses which aim to enhance the culture of institutional quality and excellence and adopt the best p ......read more

The initiative helps save more than AED714m for customers and 737,000 working hours for government entities   Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 April 2020:   The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), the government entity that leads the digital transformation in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the launch of the “Abu Dhabi Connect” project under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi Government Services ecosystem, "TAMM", through which more than 50 hard-copy documents have now been transformed and integrated with the services of 24 government entities.   Aligned with the Abu Dhabi Plan and Vision 2030, “Abu Dhabi Connect” ushers in a new era in d ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 April 2020:   In line with the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure public health and safety, the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has extended the ban on all events and wedding parties, and the closure of venues in Abu Dhabi until further notice. In addition, DCT Abu Dhabi has extended the period of suspension of all tour services and activities related to sea cruises, desert camps and tours (safari) as well as the operation of floating restaurants until further notice. On March 19, 2020, DCT Abu Dhabi announced the decision to temporarily suspend all events and nightclub operations, ......read more

A 150-square internal farm can produce 1 ton of organic fruits and vegetables monthly, an ideal way to produce sustainable food in the time of coronavirus To ensure food self-reliance, SRTI Park calls for more integrated projects for sustainable agriculture     Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 04, 2020:   As some parts of the world are grappling with food security brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has been developing innovative and sustainable methods of agricultural production. Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, a team of botanists, agriculturists and engine ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   Internal comms post corona virus. One of the key issues facing the world today is the impact of Covid19 on businesses, almost all industries except for a few, have seen dramatic change in how they do business and obviously in their operations, financial returns and forecasts.    While we have very little control over external factors affecting businesses, we remain to have full control over employees and how management communicates with them.  Change and uncertainty is what’s storming through businesses and their employees simultaneously. While businesses are facing uncertainty in terms of bottom line, revenu ......read more

Up to the Latest NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ GPUs with Max-Q Design and 10th Gen Intel Core™ H-Series Mobile Processors   Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2020:   Lenovo Legion™ is set to deliver gaming enthusiasts with more immersive experiences. Its upcoming PC line-up will feature the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU with Max-Q Design and up to new 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processors.   New Lenovo Legion 7i laptop to unveil this year Powered by the new GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs with Max-Q Design on the new Lenovo Legion 7i laptop, gamers will enjoy higher clock speeds and new levels of realism in today’s AAA games. ......read more

UAE customers to enjoy personalized customer service support for mobiles and tablets from the comfort of their home     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:    In line with the UAE government’s #StayHome initiative, Samsung Gulf Electronics is taking further steps to continue serving customers and communities by introducing an exclusive “Pickup & Delivery Repair Service” for Samsung’s mobile and tablet customers across the UAE. The service will run from today and until April 30th and covers all in-warranty and out-of-warranty Samsung mobile phones and tablets, purchased from Samsung authorized retailers in the UAE.  ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 02 April 2020:   Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a compliance rate 93% regarding the disclosure of the annual financial statements 2019 of its listed public joint stock companies and private listed Companies within the deadline of 90 days from the end of the financial period annual  60 out of 64, local and foreign, public listed companies disclosed their annual financial statements for 2019 within the 90 days period given.  4 out of 5, private listed companies disclosed their annual financial statements for 2019 within the 90 days period given.  It is worthy to note that the combine ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   Krishan Gopaul, Market Intelligence Manager at World Gold Council comments: “Central banks’ monthly net purchases picked up in January and February following December’s five-month low. However, central bank gold demand has eased significantly, with net gold purchases down 44% compared to strength of demand we saw in January and February 2019.   “Looking ahead, what we do know is that recent market instability and uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic will be at the forefront of central bankers’ minds, with a number of unprecedented interventions already proving this point. Nonetheless, ......read more

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   The coronavirus outbreak has set three major macro impulses in motion. They will all have a major impact on commodities, especially the energy sector, over the coming months. The global economy is currently dealing with the biggest demand shock since the global financial crisis, plus a global supply shock and an oil price war which is driving a destruction of capital. The lockdowns in China at the beginning of the outbreak have now spread to the rest of the world, most noticeably Europe and the US. The short to medium term result is going to be a slump in global growth, rising ......read more

Announcement in line with respite measures adopted as part of the global pandemic impact offering support to tenants   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:     Properties Investment (PI) - a Dubai Investments joint-venture company engaged in the investment and development of real estate properties, has announced a 3 month rent relief as a goodwill gesture for all retailers within ‘The Market’ – a dedicated retail avenue, located in the Green Community, Dubai Investments Park.   In the wake of ongoing efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic and with mall managements across the country stepping up efforts with various initiative ......read more

During the Annual General Assembly meeting 38- Fiscal year 2019     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   The General Assembly of Union Coop – the largest Consumer Cooperative in the UAE, distributed dividend at 24%, in addition to 6% return on shareholder purchases and so on for the Union Coop business for the fiscal year 2019. This announcement was made during the 38th General Assembly meeting, which was held online using a remote-attendance and voting system for the very first time.  H.E. Majid Hamad Rahma Al Shamsi, Chairman of Union Coop said: “The total profit distributed to the shareholders for the year 2019 amounted to AED 479 ......read more

DUBAI, UAE, 2ND April, 2020 - Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced a partnership with Udacity, the global online learning platform, resulting in a new Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree program. This program will enhance learning opportunities in the emerging cloud technologies market that are essential for organizations to uplevel their IT infrastructure. As part of the collaboration, Nutanix will also sponsor 5,000 scholarships to help IT professionals advance their knowledge with this initiative. As more services move to the cloud, IT teams require the knowledge and expertise it takes to properly manage these infrastructures that increasingly stretch acr ......read more

The “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program seeks to engage and inspire its global brand community with activities, classes and entertaining content. KARL LAGERFELD announces the launch of the “TOGETHER WITH TEAM KARL” program on its social media platforms.   Each week, the brand will introduce engaging content on the @KARLLAGERFELD Instagram channel, such as activities or classes that viewers can join themselves. Created in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the initiative seeks to help entertain people during this challenging period — hopefully bringing a smile to their faces while they are requested to remain inside their homes. Celebrating ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:    The majority of Airbus sites in Spain have joined forces to produce 3D printed visor frames, providing healthcare personnel with individual protection equipment in the fight against Covid-19.  More than twenty 3D printers are working day and night. Hundreds of visors have already been produced and dispatched to hospitals close to the Airbus facilities in Spain. Airbus leverages a patented design to manufacture the visor frames, using PLA plastics.  "One of the reasons I love my job is the capability we have for advanced design and quick manufacture. Overnight, we have gone from making aerospace concepts to medical ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 02, 2020:   Be hopeful with these must-have pieces from KARL LAGERFELD  to brighten up your spring wardrobe   ...read more

Combining the goodness of Zero Sodium and Alkaline into one water with the great taste of Mai Dubai, the all-new product is aimed at active lifestyle chasers April 1, 2020: Mai Dubai, a bottled water company fully owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has announced the launch of ‘Mai Dubai Zero-Sodium Alkaline Water,’ which combines Zero Sodium with Alkaline. The launch complements the company’s mission for growth by exceeding customer expectations and providing high quality products and services in an innovative, safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. The new Zero-Sodium Alkaline water has no sodium additives and has an alkalinit ......read more

Abu Dhabi, April 01, 2020 - Underscoring its commitment to the society and as a gesture of gratitude in the face of crisis, Al Masaood Tyres, Batteries and Accessories (TBA) announced that it is now offering free services to healthcare workers who are battling the coronavirus pandemic in the UAE. The initiative falls in line with the ‘Thank you Heroes’ campaign, which was  launched by His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and following the recognition of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, of the  c ......read more

Dubai, UAE, 01 April 2020:   The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) released a GIF image of the decrease in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) concentration in the GCC countries, between 26 November 2019 until 27 March 2020. The Remote Sensing Department at MBRSC published the results using data acquired by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-5P mission. The drop in NO2 concentrations beginning late-February coincides with the regionwide precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus 'COVID-19'. Nitrogen dioxide is mainly produced from engines, power generation and other industrial processes, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In view ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to present the new Tondagraph Tourbillon. This new watch features a dial which forms part of the new line of timepieces from the manufacture; it perfectly marries modern stylistic design with traditional watchmaking. The dial has been designed with the utmost care and attention to showcase the tourbillon and the chronograph. Naturally, this watch features the aesthetic codes of the Tonda collection – an ode to roundness – as well as the teardrop-shaped lugs which are characteristic of the brand. A hymn to Haute Horlogerie and a celebration of state-of-the-art expertise. This exquisite rose go ......read more

Dubai, April 1, 2020:   Over 100,000 teams across the Middle East have taken part in the first three qualifying rounds of the Garena Free Fire Arab Series, with the winners set to be crowned when the final of the competition takes place online on April 18.    The third season of the marquee event, like the previous two, has proved hugely successful, with enormous numbers taking part. Teams, made up of four or five members, battle it out in the ultimate shooter game with a $20,000 prize at stake.   Three of the four qualifying rounds have already taken place, with the last one close to completion, where gamers will undoubtedly have one eye on next month’s fi ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   CND™ and the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation are teaming up with Beauty Changes Lives to rally the professional beauty industry in response to COVID-19. Both CND and the Horst M. Rechelbacher Foundation are redirecting support of Beauty Changes Lives scholarships and programs to benefit relief efforts supporting licensed and aspiring professionals.    A $100,000  portfolio of $1,000 relief grants for Nail Professionals is available on the Beauty Changes Lives website. Applications will be accepted starting April 1. In a video announcement on Instagram, CND co-founder Jan Arnold announced CND has teamed up with B ......read more

Skintech brand FOREO shares 6 easy ways to stay occupied     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Self-isolation. Let us try to look at it in a positive way! There is no need to wake-up at 6AM and travel to work, when your office is now your lounge and you now finally have an excuse as to why you haven’t accomplished your goal of starting at the gym, after saying for the past five weeks, you are “going to start on Sunday”. Granted, self-isolation might get boring but take the time to find a new hobby, start a new series you haven’t had time for yet or, perfect your skincare routine.   FOREO is here inspire you on how to make t ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:    Automobili Lamborghini is converting departments of its super sports car production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields. The masks will be donated to the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna to be used in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.  Work on this solidarity initiative will be carried out by personnel of the saddlery that produce the interiors and specialty customisation for Lamborghini cars, producing 1,000 masks a day. The medical shields will be realized in 200 units a day, using 3D printers within the carbon fibre production plant an ......read more

Ajman, UAE - April 01, 2020:    As part of the precautionary measures announced by the Ministry of Health and Prevention aimed at combating the spread of Covid-19 and under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, Ajman Sewerage Private Company Limited (ASPCL) is appealing to its customers to use its online services available instead of visiting its customer service centers with immediate effect.   The endorsement, which was issued by H.H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman and chairman of the Executive Council, is geared towards ensuring the health and safety of the community while ensuri ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:    In an effort to support the State Government of Kerala in managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Aster DM Healthcare is undertaking proactive measures as a responsible healthcare organization with significant presence in the State. The measures were announced by Dr. Azad Moopen- Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare following his conversation with the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan, who is the leading Kerala’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 crisis.   The measures are:   1. Aster shall be donating Rs 2.5 Crores to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to support the ......read more

VPS Healthcare and one of India’s leading mental health specialty center, Cadabam’s, join hands to set up an online mental health support system    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   The spike in the number of people tested positive for Covid-19 has induced stress and anxiety among many. In an attempt to help those battling depression, fear panic and other issues, VPS Healthcare has associated with Cadabam’s Group, a renowned psycho-social rehabilitation center in India, to offer online mental health support for all in the UAE. The healthcare provider has now opened “VPS Cadabams Mindtalk”, an online service.   Im ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 01 April 2020:   Since a lot of people are now asked to work from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to talk to Dr Ahmed Labib regarding applying best practices in home to avoid neck and back pain:   Dr. Ahmed Labib the Consultant Orthopedics and Sports injuries Head Of Department at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai say: "Many people don't have proper office chairs and working for extended periods of time on your bed or hunched over a coffee table is not great for your body and overall health. That means you have to be extra aware of your posture and routine, so you can reduce the stress and strain that might come from work ......read more

**Multi-purpose Sterilizer 99.99% effective against Covid-19 takes the region by storm. Use it on Children’s Toys, any hard or soft surfaces, AC Ducts and so much more!**    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Maintaining a clean, healthy and sterile home has never been more prevalent. With the current CoronaVirus outbreak we have to spend the majority of our time indoors with our family, children and pets. During this time it is vitally important to make sure that our living spaces are clean from both a health perspective and to really relax and feel comfortable in our surroundings.  With this in mind, brand new SterilOx  has excitingly j ......read more

Huawei announces solid business performance and commitment to creating greater value for customers and society Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:    Huawei released its 2019 Annual Report today, detailing a solid business performance. The company's global sales revenue in 2019 rounded off at USD$123 billion, up 19.1% year-on-year; its net profit reached USD$9 billion; and its cash flow from operating activities topped USD$13.1 billion, up 22.4% year-on-year. As part of a long-term, ongoing investment in technological innovation and research, Huawei invested 15.3% of its 2019 revenue – or approximately USD$18.8 billion – back into R&D. Its total R& ......read more

Opportunity for UAE scientific community to propose projects in  Human Health or Earth & Space Science fields   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), today announced that it is inviting applications from the UAE’s research entities to propose scientific or technology-driven projects in the fields of Human Health or Earth & Space Science to be conducted by astronauts on the International Space Station. The objective of the initiative is to provide research entities in the UAE the opportunity to further humanity’s knowledge and support future space missions by conducting research that tackle ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 01, 2020:   Once the threat of the coronavirus epidemic going global was raised Dr Faisal Mahmood, an associate professor of infectious diseases at the Aga Khan University, was anticipating a healthcare emergency in Pakistan.  He and his colleagues rapidly assessed preparedness preparations and started coordinating with the provincial and federal governments.  Pakistan’s first COVID-19 patient was identified on February 26 – a 22-year-old man who had returned from Iran just a few days ago. Feeling unwell, he came to AKU to be tested. “Once he tested positive, we admitted him immediately,” Dr Mahmood said. ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:   Today we’ve officially launched the new “Stay Home” sticker on Instagram in the UAE! The sticker is intended to help people show how they’re social distancing safely and encourage others to do the same. It’s also a great hub for curated tips and entertainment initiatives during self-quarantining.   The sticker was launched last week in a couple of countries and garnered adoption rates that crossed a 100M usage in the first week alone!    ...read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:    Royal University for Women (‘RUW”), the kingdom’s first private university accredited by the Higher Education Council (HEC), has announced that in support of the kingdom’s drive to safely bring students studying abroad home, it will  waive both the application fee and registration fees. The University is also providing a 30% discount on the Summer semester tuition fees for students studying abroad who have chosen to return to Bahrain and the GCC during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The announcement comes in support of the recent directives by HRH the Prime Minister to develop a rapid a plan to evacuate B ......read more

Weaving the fabric of life for 125 years true to tradition, but perfect for a modern home Sedar Global Interiors Creative Director Nahel Selo gives his top tips on how to create memorable interiors and ambience for the Holy Month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:    Among many homes across the region, this spiritual month is a time for remembering and reviving traditional routines. It is also the season to spend quality time in the home with loved ones. Famous for window, wall and pillow customisation Sedar Global’s new collections from internationally renowned brands are now available to shop and order from the comfort of your home through Sedar& ......read more

Baghdad / Abu Dhabi,  31 March 2020:  Trade Bank of Iraq (TBI) has announced a new capital increase that aims to raise the bank’s financial strength in line with the new strategic vision for 2020-23.  The bank has increased its capital to USD 3 billion (3.5 Trillion Iraqi Dinar) for the year 2020 from USD 2.3 billion (2.7 Trillion Iraqi Dinar) in 2019.   The step has been taken with the approval of the Prime Minster of Iraq on the back of TBI’s promising 2019 financial results audited by E&Y Ernst & Young. The increased capital is aimed at reinforcing the bank’s status in Iraq and its position as a leading Iraqi bank with global reach. ......read more

Clinics and specialized medical facilities in IVF treatments undertake specific measures to combat threats related to Coronavirus  Dubai, UAE, 31st March 2020:  Medical professionals in the UAE have stepped up their game with relentless efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Several healthcare facilities have implemented unique steps at their facilities to align with government’s policies.  “As a responsible IVF brand, it is critical that we collaborate with the government’s policies and mobilize action plans that safeguard patients, staff and doctors and yet cater to the needs of our patients. As such, our strategy utilizes safety precautions al ......read more

On a mission to create a holistic ecosystem in the digital economy, empower innovative B2B tech startups, and provide job opportunities   Dubai, UAE - 31 March 2020:  GELLIFY, a new innovation platform for the business community, opens a hub in Dubai Internet City. Aiming to provide the community of B2B innovators - from investors, startups to corporates - with a unique and integrated approach, the Italian-headquartered company acts as an international technology transfer highway, exchanging startups’ cutting-edge technologies between Europe and the Middle East.  The third branch after Italy and Spain, GELLIFY Middle East innovation hub will help to revolutioniz ......read more

Sharjah, March 31, 2020:  The Expo Centre Sharjah recently held a virtual meeting to ascertain the smooth functioning of the entire departments and services. The meeting comes as part of the precautionary measure taken by the centre to maintain the health and safety of employees and customers to cope with the government preventive measures amid the outbreak of the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19). Headed by His Excellency Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, the meeting was attended by department heads and managers, where they discussed the general controls of the departments work and the implementation of a package of stimulus measures to ensure business continuity and s ......read more

Service is approved by Dubai Municipality and other international bodies   Dubai, March 31, 2020:   Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, has announced it has introduced a new service to provide customers with effective sanitizing services for home owners, businesses and public facilities.   The non-toxic and food-safe sanitization service is approved by the Dubai Municipality and other relevant bodies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Boeing and Airbus and is effective for disinfecting surfaces against viruses for up to 30 days*.  Commenting on the sanitization service, Darko Macura, Chief Executive Officer of Al-Futtaim Engineer ......read more

Art Jameel teams up with science association Pleiadi and the network of Italian Children’s Museums to produce a bilingual free guide for children      Dubai, United Arab Emirates  | March 31, 2020 – Art Jameel, an independent organisation that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East and beyond, today releases Corona Virus: A curious guide for courageous kids the first bilingual (Arabic/English) free guide on the health crisis for children. It is produced in collaboration with the science association Pleiadi and the network of Italian Children’s Museums to encourage responsibility, curiosity, creativity and positivity in the younger ......read more

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:   The below summary highlights futures positions and changes made by hedge funds across 24 major commodity futures up until last Tuesday, March 24. During this period the dash-for-cash phenomenon slowed and individual commodities began reaction to the shocks currently hitting both supply and demand. Funds increased bullish bets for the first time in five weeks by 36% to 361k lots. In demand were natural gas, soybeans, wheat and coffee while selling hit Brent, silver, corn, sugar and cocoa.   Despite suffering another week of steep price losses, the energy s ......read more

A pro bono initiative accelerating & facilitating the access and the circulation of essential non-personal data between public and private organizations   United Arab Emirates, March 30- 2020:   Under the impulse of the World Health Organization and the European Union stressing the importance of data sharing, Dawex, the leading data exchange technology company, today announced launching a COVID-19 Data Exchange initiative. The platform will be available pro bono to a large community of companies and organizations looking to contribute to the resolution of this crisis. The technology enables the exchange of vital non-personal data to hinder COVID-19’s ......read more

Ajman Free Zone has more than 8,000 companies and more than 30,000 investors     Ajman, United Arab Emirates - March 30, 2020:  His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Ajman Free Zone (AFZ), issued a decision to introduce a package of economic incentives for AFZ, China Mall, and its affiliates. The aim is to alleviate the economic effects the world is experiencing today and its implications for business.   These incentives include several features such as reducing and eliminating certain fines and fees, as well as adding new facilities. These will also serve the emirate's economy and will ensure the continuity of businesses of all si ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 31, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Class of 2020 student Tiril Hoye Rahn has been awarded the prestigious Aker Scholarship. Established in 2015, Aker Scholarship program offers a grant to exceptional Norwegian students, who have a strong link to Norway, to apply for post-graduate studies in one of the world’s top universities.  Rahn, the first student from NYUAD to ever receive the Aker Scholarship, will pursue a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in International Relations at the University of Oxford starting this fall, where she will research conflict prevention and security measures in the Middle East and North Africa region. Rahn chose to ......read more

In line with the UAE Government's directive to citizens and residents to remain in their homes Unique solution allows customers to send off their cars for periodic service and maintenance checks while staying at home Abu Dhabi, March 30, 2020 - Al Masaood Automobiles, the authorized distributor of Nissan, INFINITI and Renault in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western region, is providing its service that gives customers the convenience of having their cars picked up from home for their scheduled maintenance and service checks and delivered back straight to your doorstep. The service is part of the company's continuing efforts to ensure the health, well-being and safety of the commun ......read more

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