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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Medcare Hospitals & Medical Centres, the UAE’s premium provider of healthcare services, has in collaboration with Cisco, announced the roll-out of its telehealth technology that will give patients access to value-added videoconferencing health services on their laptops and mobile ph... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:     Dubai Customs’ Administrative Affairs Department designed a mobile safe passage for the safety and security of its inspection officers. This comes in line with the health guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and other health authorities in the UAE to prevent the spread of ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   The virtual racing season continues to gather speed. Race two of the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO was held on Saturday. BMW works driver Philipp Eng (AUT) finished on the podium in the three-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER). Together with his team-mates A... Read more
- Written and illustrated by NYU Abu Dhabi students, Where is our Home? will be shared with nearly 3,000 refugee and underprivileged children in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan through the We Love Reading organization- The book is currently being presented at The World Literacy Summit 2020, and will be Comparative and International Education Societ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Whilst at home, it is critical to ensure that you are monitoring your health and taking steps to ensure an active lifestyle, even in isolation. The good news is that the latest innovations in wearables go beyond recommending workouts to also track blood oxygen which can help reveal the onset ... Read more
Dubai, UAE, April 08, 2020:   Trading Enterprises, one of Al-Futtaim Automotive companies and the exclusive distributor of Volvo in the UAE today announced that the Volvo S60 has been named “Best Midsize Executive Sedan” at the 2020 Middle East Car of the Year Awards. The prestigious award comes as the car was introduced in th... Read more
* Cleanse and Detoxify your skin with Sukin * Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Spring is coming, and it’s the perfect time to clear out the old to make way for the new. As we move from the cooler winter months to the heat of the UAE summer, assessing your skincare routine and making sure the products you’re ... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Bringing together the world of fashion and art, Spanish fashion house Purificacion Garcia has curated a special collection of versatile pieces for the Holy Month of Ramadan.. The collection’s elegance is amplified by proposing a stunning selection of creative designs, exquisite fabrics,... Read more
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – April 08, 2020:   Further to the previously announced schedule of special passenger flights, Etihad Airways will also add additional flights from Abu Dhabi to Melbourne and Amsterdam.Etihad Airways has been operating special flights which have allowed passengers stranded in the UAE due to COVID-19 r... Read more
• Nation-wide fundraising campaign aims to provide ICT devices to students who are not equipped with the necessary tools to join their peers in distance learning • Organizations from the public and private sector as well as individuals across the UAE can make financial and in-kind donations of devices to support the campaign Dub... Read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:  In its continued efforts to support the society in its relentless fight against Covid-19, Kalyan Silks has contributed Rs. 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Kalyan Silks has been in the forefront of extending a helping hand to the needy ... Read more
• German manufacturing sites run adjusted production schedules and set ups to ensure strict hygiene and safety measures • Manufacturing site in Albergaria (Portugal) to suspend production from 30 March to 12 April 2020 • Measures under constant review according to latest developments Wednesday, 8 April 2020:  ... Read more
Ras Al Khaimah, 8 April 2020:   Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has launched customised bundles of incentives with a total value of AED 50 million to ease the impact of the current global situation to its family of over 15,000 companies and reinforce their business continuity. “Our clients are at the heart of everythi... Read more
**Choose your Protein – The importance of knowing what’s in your products**  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   When it comes to hair care, protein is the key ingredient that is paramount for optimum hair health. Proteins contain amino acids that are essential for strengthening your hair and promoting its... Read more
 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:  Keeping customer centricity as our primary objective, Lenovo and Motorola are leveraging the full strength of our global business operations to maintain services support and minimize any potential impact on customers worldwide during this challenging time of the COVID-19 pandemic.  To better support our customers, Lenovo and Motorola are offering a free global warranty extension for up to 75 days through May 31, 2020. The extension is applicable to all Motorola smartphones, in addition to Lenovo PCs, tablets, smart home devices, consumer AR and VR devices, monitors and accessories, with warranties that are coming to an end between ......read more

• Results of remote learning survey indicate students and parents are overwhelmingly happy with E-learning programmes • In recent years, GEMS has invested over USD 500 million (AED 1.8 billion) in technology platforms and solutions to enhance students’ learning • Launch of ‘Enrol from Home’ solution enables parents to secure admission for their children with ease and from anywhere in the world New     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:   GEMS Education schools in the UAE have rolled out exceptional remote learning plans for students and parents since the mandated closure of schools and the move to E-learning las ......read more

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:   Since everyone in the UAE is spending more time than ever at home to keep safe, Al-Futtaim Toyota has just launched the ‘Family Build’ competition to help the community have a bit of fun while staying indoors.   Get your kids into gear and put some crayons, empty boxes, bottles and unused household items to good use, by helping them create the car of their dreams, using nothing but material that can be found around the house and some creative imagination. Once built, participants need to upload their creation to their Instagram page, tagging the @ToyotaUAE Instagram page and using the #ToyotaFamilyBuild to be in ......read more

The strategic partnership of these two major healthcare groups aims to support the UAE government efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:    Right Health, the largest and fastest-growing value healthcare organization in UAE, has partnered with Al-Futtaim Health’s HealthHub to roll out Covid-19 screenings across the labour communities in the UAE.  The marque partnership between the region’s two leading primary healthcare providers is aimed at supporting the UAE government’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 outbreak.   Created and spearheaded by the UAE-based Foundation Holdings, a strate ......read more

Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 9, 2020:   NYU Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) global community of researchers and faculty are responding to the unique challenges posed by COVID-19.     From social and economic to physiological and scientific disciplines, researchers are initiating projects specifically aimed at tackling the pandemic. For more information about the faculty experts and their ongoing research projects, please visit NYUAD COVID-19: A Call to Action.   Researchers and faculty experts are available to provide context on a wide range of topics related to COVID-19; some of these include:   Human behavior during a pandemic   ● As ......read more

●      Business impacted by COVID-19 pandemic   ●      21 net orders and 36 deliveries in March 2020 ●      290 net orders and 122 deliveries in Q1 2020  ●      Production rates revised downwards adapting to new market environment   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:    After a solid commercial and industrial performance at the beginning of the year, Airbus (stock exchange symbol: AIR) is now revising its production rates downwards to adapt to the new Coronavirus market environment.    In Q1 2020, Airbus booked 290 net commercial aircraft orders and del ......read more

• Jaguar and Land Rover thank all those around the world involved in the fight against Coronavirus • 312 vehicles now deployed globally to support emergency response organisations  • 90 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles are supporting the Red Cross Societies and other frontline services in Australia, Spain, South Africa, Brazil, Italy, Belgium, Russia, Germany and The Netherlands • 164 vehicles have been supplied to the British Red Cross, including an additional 105 which will help provide practical support such as medicine and food deliveries, patient transport to those needing to get to and from hospital and more widely supporting the NHS with front line tran ......read more

Additional flights to Asia, Australia and Europe Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – April 09, 2020:   Following its recent launch of passenger freighter flights to 10 destinations, complementing its Boeing 777 freighter operations, Etihad Cargo is  pleased to announce five additional routes using Etihad Airways passenger aircraft to increase the flow of essential supplies into the United Arab Emirates and provide further east-west connectivity between major markets. Using bellyhold capacity on a mix of Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft, Etihad Cargo is introducing services between Abu Dhabi and Melbourne, Chennai, Kerala, Karachi, and Amsterdam, in addition to passeng ......read more

Ismail Al Hammadi: The real estate sector is in urgent need of implementing new marketing tactics   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 09, 2020:   As a novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV continues to spread, the world witnesses massive changes in all business sectors, the real estate sector in particular. The crisis demonstrates an urgent need to adopt and implement new marketing methods that are in line with the requirements of this time, especially since it is no longer possible to rely on traditional methods of marketing. The real estate market in Dubai has come to terms with the harsh reality that viewings, meeting, site visits, holding open houses or even handshak ......read more

Dubai United Arab Emirates, 09 April 2020:   Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Al Zahra Hospital Dubai has launched TeleMedicine services to support residents in need of healthcare who do not wish to visit hospitals or clinics. In addition, the hospital set-up a dedicated hotline - to respond to queries and address concerns related to Coronavirus.  As global efforts are being taken to fight the outbreak of COVID-19, the TeleMedicine services were launched to support nationals & residents who seek healthcare services but avoid visiting a healthcare provider.  “People are concerned about their health and that of their families & loved ones. We aim to ......read more

UAE, April 08, 2020 - His Excellency Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chairman of Police and General Security in Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Governors of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) chaired the second regular meeting of the academic year 2019-2020. He praised the achievements of HBMSU in supporting distance learning initiative in the UAE and ensuring its success. The Board of Governors hailed the University’s highly productive cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Education, which resulted in the launch of two free online training courses titled ‘Be an Online Tutor in 24 Hours’ and ‘Design an Online Course in 24 Hours’ at the ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Cleanse and Detoxify your skin with Sukin *   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:   Spring is coming, and it’s the perfect time to clear out the old to make way for the new. As we move from the cooler winter months to the heat of the UAE summer, assessing your skincare routine and making sure the products you’re using are suitable to help your skin transition into the hotter months is key. With the higher temperatures, comes a surge in the amount of AC our skin is exposed to, and moisturisers play a key role in how your skin performs. Heavy creams and oils may lead to an oil imbalance once the weather is warmer. Sukin’s Oil Balancing Moi ......read more

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

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

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

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 08, 2020:  In its continued efforts to support the society in its relentless fight against Covid-19, Kalyan Silks has contributed Rs. 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Relief Fund. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Kalyan Silks has been in the forefront of extending a helping hand to the needy by distributing essential commodities through various social organizations across Kerala. With the contribution to the Chief Minister’s fund, Kalyan Silks has reiterated its commitment to strengthen the fight against the virus that is creating havoc across the world.    ‘Fighting this pandemic is everyone’s respons ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   Marks & Spencer has launched its new kidswear collection – Extraordinary Explorers, featuring pint-sized pioneers. The new fun-filled collaboration with Roald Dahl™ and the Natural History Museum™ combines fashion and fascinating facts with much-loved children’s books. The 24-piece range features a bright and vibrant colour palette, combining animals from some of Roald Dahl’s most famous stories including Fantastic Mr Fox, The Enormous Crocodile, The Giraffe And The Pelly And Me  and James and the Giant Peach, with fascinating facts provided by the Natural History Museum’s own scientist ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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