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minister of economy and commerce inaugurates project qatar 2017 welcoming global construction players from 33 countries

Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar, Project Qatar 2017, the 14th edition of the International Trade Exhibition for Construction Technology, Building Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology, has inaugurated today (Monday, May 8, 2017) with more than 16,000 visitors expected to enter the halls of the …

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hbmsu’s ‘7th innovation lab’ highlights role of technological innovation in education and knowledge

UAE – In an unprecedented move to put its groundbreaking initiative on the global map, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) recently held its ‘7th  Innovation Lab for the Future of Smart Learning’ in collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), one of the leading providers of on-campus and online education in Australia. The forum served as a platform …

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participants of sharjah tatweer forum’s sharjah leadership program explores leadership in sustainability and ‘brain-based leadership’ during visit to university of cambridge, uk

UAE – A select group of participants of Sharjah Tatweer Forum’s (STF) flagship Sharjah Leadership Program (SLP) gained insights on the ‘brain-based leadership’ concept discussed on the first day of their 10-day educational visit to the UK. The SLP participants are in Europe to take part in the international leadership forum organized by STF in coordination with the University of Cambridge …

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the ministry of health and prevention organizes second emirates international conference on combating drug counterfeiting

UAE – The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has issued a warning against the online marketing of medicinal products, stressing that 90 per cent of the drugs promoted online are counterfeit and life threatening, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). H.E. Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Policy and Licensing Sector at MOHAP, noted that the …

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uae ministry of health & prevention issues warning against use of weight loss dietary supplements & medical devices

UAE – The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued four circulars for various healthcare authorities, warning against the use of food supplements that may cause hypertension (high blood pressure), hypotension (low blood pressure), and atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat or stroke) in some patients. One of the circulars detailed the latest safety reports on certain medical devices, advising the …

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hong kong salento international film festival (hksiff) opens on 17 may 2017 for its 6th edition

Hong Kong – The sixth edition of the Hong Kong Salento International Film Festival (HKSIFF) will open on 17 May this year. The Festival continues the celebration of international independent cinema from all over the world, showcasing premieres and rare works of art: indeed a unique opportunity to watch real independent cinema. From 17 May to 21 May, the Festival will bring …

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nadim karam: urban stories

Internationally renowned Lebanese artist and architect Nadim Karam will stage his first exhibition at The Fine Art Society in London, having recently joined the gallery’s roster of artists. Entitled ‘Urban Stories’, the exhibition will present a comprehensive survey of Karam’s multidisciplinary practice over a twenty-year period. The show will feature a selection of sculptures and paintings from Karam’s ‘Toys’ and …

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arabia csr network to hold one-day clinic to increase awareness on application process for csr awards

UAE – Arabia CSR Network, the Middle East region’s leading training service provider and think tank, will be holding a one-day clinic for applicants and potential participants of the annual ‘Arabia CSR Awards,’ the region’s most prestigious CSR awards, to support them in preparing their applications. The clinic, which will take place on April 10, 2017 at the Millennium Plaza Hotel in …

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monte carlo unveils its spring summer 2017 collection

New Delhi – Summers are all about sand between your toes, vacay at your favorite place, fun times with friends and more! With an attempt to capture the similar essence, Monte Carlo, India’s leading apparel brand recently unveiled its Spring-Summer 2017 collection for men, women and tweens. The fabric used, the style and silhouettes are all geared up for an ultimate summer …

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maldives targets middle east investors with major new island smart city development

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Highly popular with Middle East travellers as a tropical getaway retreat, the Maldives is set to lure investors from the region with a spectacular new island smart city to be showcased at Cityscape Abu Dhabi next month. Located 8km off the North East Coast of the capital, Malé, and 6.5km from Velana International Airport, Hulhumalé is the first …

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global forum for innovations in agriculture a game-changer for sustainable farming

Abu Dhabi – The organisers of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) have hailed the fourth edition an unmitigated success and a game-changer in the development of sustainable farming across the GCC and wider Middle East. Thousands of farm owners, government officials, international and regional agricultural scientists, innovators and investors attended the event held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition …

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obg annual roundtable highlights myanmar’s legal reforms as “powerful signal” to investors.

Yangon – Energy, power generation, tourism and infrastructure are among the sectors of Myanmar’s economy ripe for growth. These are critical areas that need long term investment, and the new regulations should help address a series of risks and questions on how to evaluate shares between public and private players, Paulius Kuncinas, managing editor for Asia at the global research …

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american hospital dubai hosts public awareness campaign to promote the use of infant car seats

UAE – American Hospital Dubai recently conducted a public awareness campaign to highlight the importance of infant car seats in support of the initiative launched by the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Public Health and Safety Department to promote the use of rear-facing child safety seats for new-born babies being discharged from hospital. Officials from DHA participated in the seminar to give a …

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h.e dr. aisha bin bishr represents smart dubai at the world happiness summit

UAE – H.E Dr. Aisha bin Bishr, Director General, Smart Dubai Office, showcased the successes of Smart Dubai over the past three years in an international gathering of city and happiness leaders at The World Happiness Summit earlier this month. Organized by a board of happiness advocates from around the world, The World Happiness Summit is the first ever global movement that brings …

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