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Secretary General of NATO tells CNN: “The United States needs friends”

Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:  Following on from his address at Congress in the United States of America, CNN’s Hala Gorani spoke to the Secretary General of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg.    During the interview on Hala Gorani Tonight the Secretary General of NATO confirmed that he had spoken to President Donald Trump recently and agreed with his suggestion that allies needed to pay more towards NATO.    Despite criticism NATO had received from President Trump, Stoltenberg tells CNN that the US is committed to the organisation and sends a message to the President saying ......

    SAA CEO Vuyani Jarana tells CNN about the importance of connectivity between China and Africa

    Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2019:  This month’s episode of Business Traveller explores the trade and travel relationship between China and Africa. Three years ago, China surpassed the United States as the biggest business travel market on the globe and now more of China’s business is being done in Africa.    During the episode, CNN’s Eleni Giokos heads to Johannesburg to meet South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana.    The national carrier, SAA, is one of two airlines with direct flights to and from Hong Kong. Jarana explains to the programme how seamless connectivity between China and ......

      Christine Lagarde warns CNN of “big risks on the horizon”

      Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2019:  At the World Economic Forum in Davos, CNN’s Richard Quest spoke to the Managing Director and Chairwoman of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde. During the interview, Lagarde disputed claims that there was another international recession around the corner but forecast a “very modest slowdown” and commented “the sun is not shining as brightly as it did”. On the future global economy, Lagarde calls the inability of global players to come to agreements on trade and tariffs a “big risk”. Please clearly credit CNN Business with any use of this ......

        Saudi energy minister on the country's Crown Prince: His ability to lead the kingdom is unshaken ...

        For CNN Business, John Defterios spoke to Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih.  During the interview, Al-Falih told CNN he doesn't "see a big economic recession" but that corrective actions are "easily within our control." As the United States Secretary of States Mike Pompeo prepares to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, Al-Falih suggests the two countries will continue to work well together due to “common interests, common values.” Al-Falih also speaks about the Crown Prince’s ability to lead stating “His ability to lead the kingdom ......

          CNN speaks to the CEO of The Emirates Group as Dubai Intl Airport welcomes its one billionth ...

          Dubai, UAE, December 22, 2018:  As Dubai International (DXB) welcomes its one billionth international customer, CNN’s John Defterios spoke to H.H Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum –Chairman of Dubai Airports and CEO of The Emirates Group.   During the interview with Defterios, Al Maktoum discussed the crucial role customers have played in helping Dubai International reach their goal, saying “It’s always about the customers. The more you please your customers, they will come again and again.”   Al Maktoum also commented on the US Federal Reserve’s decision to raise inflation, ......

            HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum's discusses her desire to make Dubai a global centre for creativity

            Dubai, UAE, December 20, 2018:  CNN Style Dubai meets Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum for an exclusive look at her family’s private art collection and hears about her father’s desire to promote the talent of regional artists.   As Vice Chair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum hopes to take the industry to a global stage where it can be recognised internationally.   Key Quotes:   HRH Sheikha Latifa Al Maktoum on the artistic scene in Dubai:  “A thriving cultural scene is actually a sign of a very stable country, a thriving ......

              Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion

              December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR    1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?   The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016.  They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on ......

                Dubai's quest to become the capital of the Islamic economy

                Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  With 1.8 billion Muslims in the world and an Islamic economy - which complies with Islamic laws – growing, John Defterios reports that Dubai is positioning itself as the global capital of the Islamic economy.   Dubai is already ranked number one in the world for halal food; halal travel; modest fashion; halal recreation; and shariah compliant pharmaceuticals and cosmetics but, now, it is looking to further diversify its economy.   The launch of global initiatives to create a certified halal accreditation system is one way in which it is doing so. This initiative has the potential to be ......

                  Mikaela Shiffrin tells CNN: “For little girls out there growing up… you're enough.”

                  Dubai, UAE, October 31, 2018:  Two-time Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin kicked off her bid for a third straight World Cup overall crown in Soelden, Austria, last weekend and will be chasing a fourth straight slalom world title at the World Championships in Are, Sweden, in February.   Alongside her summer preparation, Shiffrin earned a spot in Maxim magazine’s Hot 100, traditionally a feature which celebrates physical beauty with the strapline “World’s Sexiest Women”. However, instead of posing in a bikini or an evening gown, Shiffrin chose to wear a white ski jacket with her 2018 Olympic medals ......

                    The vintage cars with a high-tech secret

                    Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:   While most vintage car enthusiasts seek to return vehicles to their former glory, Jonathan Ward prizes and preserves the beauty in their decay, while hiding some high tech secrets under the hood. Ward is the founder of ICON, a California-based company that reimagines classic SUVs like Toyota FJs and Ford Broncos with modern tech and materials.  While that remains the bulk of the business, Ward has another, more unusual passion project: take vintage cars and, instead of restoring it to the way that it would have looked and driven when it was created, preserve the decay that has occurred ......

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Abu Dhabi University Introduces a 20% Discount for Healthcare Heroes and Their Families…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 August 2020:   Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has announced a 20% reduction in fees for the country’s healthcare heroes, their spouses and children, in recognition and appreciation of their tireless efforts in safeguarding the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 outbreak. The initiative seeks to lend a helping hand to healthcare workers and their families, who wish to enroll in undergraduate or postgraduate degrees. Scholarship recipients will have access to more than 50 academic programs as of the first semester of the academic year 2020-2021 at the university's campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Al Dhafra.  HE Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of ADU’s Board of Directors, affirmed that the United ......read more

Rado and Hrithik Roshan…

The highly anticipated launch of the first Hrithik Roshan special edition watch  United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:   At Rado, we are proud to launch the new Rado Captain Cook Hrithik Roshan special edition commemorating our association with our long-standing brand ambassador. The special edition delivered in a pouch created with Hrithik Roshan is a modern interpretation of the iconic Captain Cook that was first launched in 1962. Charting new territory in vintage style, the Rado Captain Cook is a natural choice for modern explorers. With a mix of materials including high-tech ceramic and sapphire crystal, it is a style statement waiting to be discovered. We are very excited to launch the first ever Hrithik Roshan special edition. This is the first time Rado has ......read more

Honda Launches “Extraordinary Prices” Summer Deal Across Line-up…

Dubai, August 11, 2020: If you have been thinking about purchasing a car, Trading Enterprises Honda has the best deals for you to make owning a new Honda even easier this summer. Its ”Extraordinary prices” promotion offers great savings on a wide range of new vehicles at affordable prices, giving customers the best value yet. Featuring some of Honda’s best-selling vehicles, Honda’s “Extraordinary Prices” offers additional benefits new buyers can profit from, such as a three-month payment holiday, free service, and free insurance. Lease and Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) options are available on all new Honda cars.  With prices from  AED49,900, the offer is available on six models including Honda City, Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Honda ......read more

ICM Brain and Spine Institute Selects Western Digital OpenFlex Solution to Speed up Time to ...…

OpenFlex™, the industry’s only open composable infrastructure solution, helps scientists capture, share and analyze patient data from multiple clinical imaging tools, across different labs utilizing the agility, performance and scale of an NVMe over Fabrics™ architecture     Middle East, August 11, 2020 — Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière (ICM Brain and Spine Institute), an international brain and spinal cord research center, selected Western Digital to update its storage infrastructure with the extremely fast, efficient and flexible OpenFlex™ open composable platform. Leveraging NVMe over Fabrics™ (NVMe-oF™), ICM has more extensive access to shared storage, ......read more

Hyundai Motor Announces IONIQ Brand Dedicated to EVs, Opening New Chapter for Customer-Centric EV ...…

• Hyundai’s dedicated EV brand IONIQ embodies company’s smart mobility vision  • Company aims to offer connected lifestyle experience to customers with IONIQ brand models  • Hyundai will introduce three innovative IONIQ EV models over the next four years, starting early 2021 with IONIQ 5, a midsize EV CUV based on the concept ‘45’ • IONIQ EV models will be built on the E-GMP platform • IONIQ brand embodies Hyundai’s commitment to provide connected lifestyle solutions • Hyundai celebrated the brand launch by turning the London Eye into a giant letter ‘Q’ with electric lights   Dubai, August 11, 2020 – Hyundai Motor Company today announced the launch of its new IONIQ brand ......read more

Nutanix Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Now Available on Amazon Web Services…

DUBAI, UAE, 11th August, 2020 - Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced general availability of Nutanix Clusters on AWS, extending the flexibility and ease of use of the company’s hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software, along with all Nutanix products and services, to bare metal Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With this announcement, Nutanix delivers hybrid cloud infrastructure — one that allows businesses to accelerate their digital initiatives and optimize spending, priorities further amplified in the age of COVID. Nutanix offers a single stack that integrates compute and storage, provides unified operations across private and public clouds, integrated networking with AWS, and ......read more

Mo'asher - Overall Dubai Sales Price Index Rises 0.79% in Q2…

● Dubai has moved up the ranks in JLL’s Global Real Estate Transparency Index 2020 from 40th to 36th. According to the report, the most significant initiative launched in 2019 was the creation of an official transaction-based index, Mo’asher, by Dubai Land Department, in partnership with Property Finder. ● In June, real estate sales transactions grew by 64%, with an average of around 570 properties sold in Dubai every seven days. ● In Q2 2020, the Dubai overall index rose by 0.79%, the Dubai apartment index rose by 0.58%, and the Dubai villa/ townhouse index remained unchanged.      Dubai, UAE, 11 August 2020 - Dubai Land Department, in cooperation with Property Finder, launched the fourth edition of Mo’asher, Dubai’s ......read more

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Welcomes Adults at Kids' Price Until September 30…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 August 2020:  Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the World’s Leading Theme Park, has launched an exclusive offer for adults to unleash their inner child at the iconic theme park for an adults at kids’ price of AED230. Launching at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi for the very first time, the offer will be in place until September 30, 2020. With Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s new offer, families and friends of all ages can enjoy the theme park’s fun-filled rides, including the recently launched Family Zone’s rides and attractions. The state-of-the-art Family Zone includes four family-friendly rides, Formula Rossa Junior, Speedway Race, Flying Wings and Turbo Tower; modelled after the thrilling, record-breaking attractions at the theme ......read more

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

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

SEHA Introduces Laser-based DPI Testing at Selected Drive-Through Centers…

Abu Dhabi, August 11, 2020 :  Ambulatory Healthcare Services (AHS), a SEHA Health System Facility, has announced the launch of Laser-based DPI testing for people wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate at selected drive-through screening centers. During the first phase, the service will be provided at the drive-through screening centers in Zayed Sports City and Corniche in Abu Dhabi, Al Hili in Al Ain, and at the National Screening Centers in Mina Rashed, Al Khawaneej, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. Anyone wanting to enter Abu Dhabi Emirate can book an appointment for laser-based DPI testing through the SEHA app and pay 50 Dhs. When visiting the center, a small blood sample will be taken and then tested using the laser-based DPI with results appearing in minutes. If the test ......read more

Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar to Give INR 2 Million as Compensation to the Kin of Those Who Died in the ...…

United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:  Masala King Dr. Dhananjay (Jay) Datar, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Adil Trading, as part of his social responsibility initiatives, will give INR 2 million as compensation the next of kin of all those who died in the Air India Express flight that recently crashed at Karipur airport. “The aircraft was captained and operated by one of the most distinguished and experienced commanders, Captain Deepak Vasant Sathe, a decorated IAF officer.  My father Mr. Mahadev Datar was an ex IAF officer and I have a strong affinity to the Air Force. When I heard this news I immediately felt the urge to do something for the victims and this is a small gesture from my side,” said Dr. Datar. “The ill-fated flight had many ......read more

BofA: Global Energy Weekly: Great Wall of Plastic Meets Covid-19…

Key takeaways    •        Covid has not been all bad news for plastics demand. Packaging which accounts for >1/3rd of plastics use has benefitted... •        ...yet the plastics market faces a wave of new capacity, which should keep pressure on margins up and down the PE value chain •        Declining NGL supply, cheap oil dented the US NGL feedstock advantage. An oil rally could help US NGLs regain their edge       United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:     Covid has been both boon and bane for plastics demand…     The pandemic's impact on plastic demand has been sector-dependent thus far. The rapid shift to online ......read more

The Most Important Trends for Fall/Winter 2020 Covered by ‘Italian Fashion towards Dubai.'…

Dubai - United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:  Celebrating the women of today, Fall/Winter 2020 trends welcome contrast; with top trends ranging from punk, to preppy, and colour palettes of nudes and neon.  The initiative ‘Italian fashion towards Dubai’, introduces 14 fashion brands from Emilia-Romagna to showcase their renowned craftsmanship, and highlight their unique interpretations of the key trends for Fall/Winter 2020. TREND: Capes BRAND: Rosanna Pellegrini INFO:  For those wishing to stay modern while firmly classic, the return of the cape is the answer, a chic (and comfortable) complement to both casual looks and eveningwear. TREND: Shearling BRAND: Roncarati INFO: Never straying far from the failsafe winter trend, this season sheepskin ......read more

Participants from 46 different Countries to Line Up for DXB Snow Run at Ski Dubai…

United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:   When the DXB Snow Run takes place at Ski Dubai in the Mall of the Emirates this Friday morning, a total of 46 nations will be represented at the start line with a big number of the participants being Emiratis and tourists. Open to men and women aged 18-62 years, the 3km DXB Snow Run is a part of the ‘DXB Snow Week’ and is being organised by Dubai Sports Council in cooperation with Ski Dubai. The Run will take place on August 14, with the first group starting the race at 6.30am and the final group at 8.30am. On August 15, day two of DXB Snow Week, participants will have the opportunity to take part in ski and snowboard competitions. Billed as the “Return to Safe Sport” competition, the ski and snowboard event is ......read more

Emicool Announces 7% Discount on Bills for the Next 3 Months Across All Sectors…

• 2nd phase of the stimulus package reflects Company’s continuous commitment to enhance customer service • Discount extended across Company’s commercial, residential and industrial sectors   Dubai, UAE, 11th Aug 2020: Emirates District Cooling (Emicool) LLC, a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, has announced a 7% discount on declared load for the three months period from August to October 2020, across the Company’s commercial, residential and industrial sectors.    With the current total operating capacity of 355,000 RT, the 2nd phase of the stimulus package will be applicable for customers’ falling under identified concession areas amongst ......read more

Trofeo: the Most Powerful Maserati Collection Ever…

• Maserati expands the Trofeo collection: Levante is joined by Ghibli and Quattroporte  • Ghibli and Quattroporte Trofeo: the fastest Maserati sedans ever; • Technical specifications; • V8 engine in Ghibli for the first time • New on-board technological features for the Trofeo collection     United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:   Maserati writes a new chapter in its history by expanding its Trofeo collection. Following the 2018 launch of Levante Trofeo, the SUV’s most extreme, most powerful version, the new Quattroporte and Ghibli Trofeo are now available, achieving the pinnacle of performance, sportiness and luxury.   To highlight once again Maserati’s all-Italian identity, the colours chosen ......read more

Riyadh and Dubai Stand To Benefit From Autonomous Mobility-On-Demand Solutions…

Intensifying Urban Mobility Challenges Emphasize The Need For An Overhaul Of Public Transport Services, Says New Report By BCG and HSG   Dubai / Riyadh, August 11, 2020: Traffic systems worldwide are broken, and countless cities across all continents are being confronted with mounting urban mobility challenges year-on-year, with congestion, carbon emissions, space, and road accidents all becoming increasing causes for concern. Although several new mobility solutions are poised to address these issues beyond 2030, determining which solutions to adopt for each city has been unclear until now, according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland. The report, titled ‘Can Self-Driving Cars Stop the Urban Mobility ......read more

Oman Insurance reports a Net Profit of AED 110.2 million in the first half of 2020…

The company maintained top position vis-à-vis earned premium, the highest in the UAE market   Dubai, August 11, 2020: Oman Insurance Company, one of the leading insurance providers in the Middle East, announced it has posted a Net Profit of AED 110.2 million in the first half of 2020, a four percent increase on the same period last year while having increased its solvency above 250%.  Total Gross Premium Written (GPW) at the end of 1H 2020 is AED 2.1 Billion (+3% versus prior year) whilst the Net Investment Income increased 5% to AED 57.6 Million.  Jean-Louis Laurent Josi, CEO of Oman Insurance, said, “We have passed the first half of a very challenging year with robust financial strength and strong operating performance. Our current results clearly ......read more

Bank of America Expands Commercial Contact-Free Payments…

First Commercial Bank Issuer to Offer Mobile Wallet Globally Following EMEA and APAC Launch     United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2020:  Bank of America has expanded its mobile wallet capabilities for corporate clients in EMEA and APAC. The bank first launched mobile wallet in the United States and Canada in 2018, and this expansion makes it the first commercial bank issuer to offer the technology to corporate clients worldwide.   The bank’s clients who use its Corporate Travel and Purchasing cards in EMEA and APAC are now able to use Apple Pay® and Google Pay® to make and manage card purchases. This makes its clients’ lives easier through faster, more secure and efficient business transactions, while providing the same convenience they ......read more

Aviation and Defence Experts Reveal Road to Recovery for Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul ...…

-        Industry specialists highlighted the impact of COVID-19 on MRO during webinar  -        The event revealed a need for industry leaders to create more efficient, digitally-led and prioritised workflows to ensure a speedier recovery for the sector  -        Webinar hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020   11 August, 2020 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  Experts from commercial aviation and defence industries highlighted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector. During a webinar - hosted by organisers of the Global Aerospace Summit 2020 – the aviation specialists revealed key elements needed for the recovery ......read more

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