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MUHARRAQ STP COMPANY EMPLOYEES RECEIVE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION

Manama – As part of Tamkeen’s Professional Certification Scheme, 9 Bahrainis have been certified as level one wastewater plant operators. The certification falls under Tamkeen’s ongoing efforts to establish Bahrainis as the employees of choice. The group obtained the certification following training and official examination held at the headquarters of the Muharraq STP Company under the supervision of the consulting …

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RENOWNED JOURNALIST LYSE DOUCET AND NU-Q SENIOR ALYA HARTYH TO ADDRESS NUQ’S CLASS OF 2016

Doha, Qatar  – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) is set to welcome renowned journalist, Lyse Doucet, as the commencement speaker at its 2016 graduation ceremony which will take place on Sunday 1stMay. Also speaking at the ceremony will be Alya Harthy a member of the graduating class. Doucet, a Canadian journalist, currently works as the BBC’s Chief International Correspondent. She …

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WAREHOUSE421 PRESENTS A NEW EXHIBITION: DEPARTURE BY SPANISH SCULPTOR XAVIER MASCARÓ

Famed Spanish sculptor Xavier Mascaró makes his UAE debut at Warehouse421 with the exhibition Departure that presents an installation of 27 iron and bronze boats. The exhibition will be open to the public on 4 May, with Mascaró presenting a public talk on his artistic ideals and inspirations, as well as his interest in Abu Dhabi and its pertinent history. …

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QATAR CAN LEARN FROM LONDON IN BUIDLING SUSTAINABLE, SMART PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEM – EXPERTS

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Qatar can learn valuable lessons from London in creating a sustainable interconnected public transport solution as the effects of the oil price slump threaten to impact its infrastructure development plans for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and beyond, experts say. Like other Gulf countries, Qatar is forging ahead with major rail infrastructure development as part of …

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NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN QATAR WELCOMES ITS STRONGEST ACADEMIC CLASS TO DATE

Doha, Qatar – Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) hosted an event for the students accepted into its class of 2020. The students who will join NU-Q in September have shown outstanding performance across academic as well as extra-curricular, athletic, and social activities. Adding to NU-Q’s already rich and diverse community, the class of students accepted this year represent 30 countries …

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UAE SHOWCASES IT CLIMATE CHANGE EFFORTS IN COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

New York – H.E. Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, joined a panel of international figures at Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, to raise awareness and promote the United Arab Emirates’ ambitious actions in the area of climate change and environment. The panel included Mr. Adnan Amin, Director General of International Renewable Energy …

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NEIL BUSH, HEAD OF ARABIAN PENINSULA DEPARTMENT AT THE BRITISH FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE ADDRESSES THE BAHRAIN BRITISH BUSINESS FORUM

Manama, Bahrain – Head of Arabian Peninsula Department at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Mr. Neil Bush gave a keynote speech at the Bahrain British Business Forum Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting yesterday. Mr. Bush discussed the vision and direction of the FCO in the Gulf. BBBF SIG Chairman Mr. Rick Hopper welcomed Mr. Bush and H.E. Mr. …

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PORSCHE WIN OPENING ROUND OF 2016 WEC SEASON IN SILVERSTONE

BIC, Sakhir – Porsche Team were named the winners of the 6 Hours of Silverstone in the UK, held Sunday as the season-opening round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The defending world champions took home the maximum points despite crossing the finish line behind rivals Audi Sport Team Joest. However, post-race scrutineering revealed that Audi’s winning no. …

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URBAN DIALOGUE by FARRELS IS NOW OPEN TO PUBLIC

Hong Kong – Farrells, the award winning British design firm behind iconic structures such as MI6 Headquarters in London, Beijing South Station and Hong Kong’s Peak Tower, celebrate their 25th anniversary in Hong Kong this April with URBAN DIALOGUE. The dual exhibition opens today supported by a workshop, a forum, lecture and curator’s tours that offer an in-depth look inside the architect …

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CONRAD HOTELS & RESORTS SET TO DEBUT SMART LUXURY IN DOHA, QATAR

DOHA, Qatar and MCLEAN, Va. –  Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide‘s (NYSE: HLT) luxury hotel portfolio for the new smart luxury traveller, today announced the signing of a management agreement with Assets Real Estate Development Company for the 325 guestroom Conrad Doha, expected to open in early 2019. Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East & North Africa, …

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BILLION DOLLAR LAUNCHES STEAL THE SPOTLIGHT AT 10th CITYSCAPE ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi, UAE – A host of residential, retail and hospitality developments have been launched at the 10th anniversary edition of Cityscape Abu Dhabi, which runs at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre until Thursday 14 April. Aldar Properties took centre stage with its launch of Yas Acres, a new residential and leisure development on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island which has 1,300 …

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UNSEEN FOR A CENTURY: “THE ALICE DE ROTHSCHILD VASE CARPETS”

Dubai, UAE – On 19th of April Christie’s will offer three exceptional Kirman Vase carpets, unseen in public for over 100 years and never before published, in its ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS auction. They formed part of the collection of one of Europe’s most illustrious families, the Rothschild, renowned for collecting some of the world’s most important works of art. Alice …

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DUBAI’S AFFORDBALE ART FAIR ATTRACTS FIRST TIME BUYERS, COLLECTORS, ENTHUSIASTS AND INVESTORS

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The affordable art fair with a difference, World Art Dubai, has concluded its four day run with strong sales and a compelling message that there is a growing appetite for contemporary, accessible paintings, photography, sculptures and installations in the Middle East. Anna Dudchenko, a Russian artist who is based in Muscat, Oman, has sold more than …

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DEWA PLANS SPECIAL EXPEDITION TO THE AMAZON RAINFOREST

Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will be sending some of their employees on a special expedition to the Amazon Rainforest in Peru in May 2016. The move is part of DEWA’s ongoing efforts to achieve its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, and raise awareness about environmental issues, especially conserving natural resources and reducing carbon emissions. …

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NUMBER OF BARIATRIC SURGERIES IN THE UAE TRIPLES IN THE LAST THREE YEARS

More and more people are now looking at bariatric surgery as a preferred medical solution for people who want to address their weight problems, particularly across the younger generation suffering from obesity. Dr. Rohit Kumar, a leading laparoscopic bariatric surgeon, has pointed out that the growing preference has resulted in the increased number of bariatric surgeries in the UAE, which …

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