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uae ministry of health and prevention issues circular to withdraw brilinta 90 mg drug with batch number jb504 by astrazeneca

UAE – The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has issued a circular to all medical facilities and hospitals to withdraw Brilinta 90 mg batch number JB504 by AstraZeneca, with immediate effect because of wrong packaging. The medicine, which is used in patients with heart attack and stroke, has been withdrawn because the package contains another drug called Zurampic (Lesinurad) 200mg tablet, …

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mena e-commerce market value seen to top usd 6.7 billion in 2017

The number of online shoppers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is growing exponentially, bringing the regional e-commerce market to unprecedented expansion. The Middle East’s e-commerce sector, in particular, has skyrocketed by 1,500 per cent over the last 10 years due mainly to its young demographics with high disposable income and high internet penetration rate. Leading this …

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fila surface care solutions announces expansion at middle east stone

Dubai – FILA Surface Care Solutions announced its strong market consolidation in the Middle East, South Asia and South Pacific Asia during the Middle East Stone Show 2017. “Ever since we opened our regional office in Dubai in 2012, our area of operations has grown exponentially. While we first focused on the GCC region, we are very proud to announce that we …

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iflix launches in bahrain

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain – iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, is thrilled to announce the launch of its revolutionary service in Bahrain. The iflix Bahrain team hosted an event yesterday at the Malja art space in Amwaj, to introduce members of the media in addition to Bahrain’s social media users to iflix services. …

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american university of sharjah enterprises & finland’s oulu university of applied sciences sign mou to develop local innovation ecosystem

The American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK), one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Finland, to collaborate on the development of a world-class innovation ecosystem in the Emirate of Sharjah. The agreement aims to form collaborative public-private sector relationships to grow knowledge-intensive businesses. It …

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dubai karting brothers set sights on new targets after double championship triumph

Dubai, UAE – At 11 years old Jakob Robinson attended a karting birthday party at Dubai Kartdrome and afterwards immediately knew what he wanted for his own upcoming birthday – a go-kart. The passion for racing soon spread to his younger brother Lachlan and the two boys and their family would devote many weekends at the track to develop their skills. Fast …

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project qatar 2017 ends on high note with over 230 meetings through its b2b matchmaking platform

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, concluded successfully last week at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, registering major participation from regional and global construction …

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e-city wins ‘innovative ict retailer of the year’ category at ‘choice of channel awards 2017’

E-City, a leading operator of a chain of world-class multi-brand electronics retail stores across the UAE and a part of the Albatha Group, has been named ‘Innovative ICT Retailer of the Year’ during this year’s edition of the Choice of Channel (COC) Awards, an initiative organized by one of the region’s most recognized industry publications, VAR magazine. Now on its …

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fiji airways appoints marc cavaliere as new chief marketing officer

Fiji’s National Airline, Fiji Airways has announced the appointment of industry veteran, Marc Cavaliere, as Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Cavaliere joins the airline’s executive leadership team, reporting directly to the CEO, and will be responsible for the new, dedicated global airline alliances and partnerships function, as well as all sales channels, marketing activities, and related commercial functions. Fiji Airways Managing …

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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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