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Zayed energy grant transforms African village

Posted on 31/08/2015: 300 views.

Funds from winning last year's Zayed Future Energy Prize have helped Dikirani Thaulo turn his hometown into a centre for solar energy development and education. The first group of students are now ready to graduate from Mr Thaulo's course after finishing their summer classes. The Malawian, who won a US$100,000 (Dh367,240) grant for his proposal to develop a technical institute focused on sustainability, said that the money had transformed Nkhata Bay, a village of about 15,000 people on Lake ...  Read More

Mohamed bin Zayed receives President of Somalia

Posted on 31/08/2015: 232 views.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received yesterday at Al Mamoura in Abu Dhabi President Hassan Shaikh Mahmoud of Somalia, who is currently on a visit to the UAE. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Somali ...  Read More

Abdullah bin Zayed leads UAE delegation to India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting

Posted on 31/08/2015: 235 views.

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, and Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs of India, will co-chair the 11th edition of the India-UAE Joint Commission Meeting on Technical and Economical Cooperation, scheduled to be held on 2nd and 3rd September in New Delhi. During ...  Read More

RAK Ruler tours schools on first school day, hails education

Posted on 31/08/2015: 236 views.

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, has said the education is the basis of urbanisation, progress and pride among peoples, stressing that the future of the UAE is inextricably linked to extent of the academic, technical education and practical ...  Read More

Dubai’s first school to offer multilingual education opens on Sunday

Posted on 31/08/2015: 137 views.

Dubai's first private school to offer multilingual education in French, German, Italian, English and Arabic — the Swiss International Scientific School — opened its doors in Dubai on Sunday to around 270 pupils. The students enrolled at the school come from different 40 nationalities and are being ...  Read More

Dubiotech and Enpark record 20% growth

Posted on 31/08/2015: 217 views.

The number of new business partners based in Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech) and the Energy and Environment Park (EnPark) rose a combined 20% in half one of this year, underlining the TECOM Investment free zones' popularity as a regional springboard for businesses. Forty-five new ...  Read More

Dubai first-half corporate earnings surge to US$4.1b

Posted on 31/08/2015: 215 views.

Driven by strong banking sector growth, Dubai's corporate earnings expanded 3.7 per cent year-on-year to US$4.1 billion in the first half of 2015, The banking sector, which contributed 12.4 per cent to the Dubai Financial Market's incremental earnings, recorded 32 per cent growth in the first half. ...  Read More

Bee’ah awarded integrated waste management and recycling contract for Burj Khalifa

Posted on 31/08/2015: 130 views.

The tallest tower in the world, the iconic Burj Khalifa, has been added to the portfolio of acclaimed clients being serviced by Bee'ah, the Middle East's leading award-winning fully integrated environment and waste management company. A highly competitive tendering process saw Bee'ah awarded a ...  Read More

New Dubai park runs on solar energy

Posted on 31/08/2015: 223 views.

The first solar-powered and environmentally friendly park has been launched by Dubai Municipality. In line with Dubai's vision for 2020 to reduce energy consumption by 30 per cent, Dubai Municipality completed its first trial to operate environmentally friendly parks. The parks, which will operate ...  Read More

Mubadala and partner set for first iron ore shipment from Porte Sudeste in Brazil

Posted on 31/08/2015: 211 views.

Mubadala and Trafigura, its partner at Porte Sudeste, are set for their first iron ore shipment after acquiring a controlling stake in the Brazilian port last year. An 80,000-tonne vessel loaded with iron ore heading to China will mark the first export for the terminal in Rio de Janeiro. "Porto ...  Read More

FNC issues tenets on best ways to hold poll campaigns

Posted on 31/08/2015: 197 views.

The General Secretariat of the Federal National Council (FNC) has issued the guidelines for organisation and management of the election campaigns of 2015, to enable candidates hold sound election campaigns, with a view to strengthen the parliamentary culture in various stages and processes. The ...  Read More

Human Appeal International in Ajman builds solar-powered water station in Niger

Posted on 31/08/2015: 164 views.

NIAMEY, NIGER: Human Appeal International in Ajman, HAI, has accomplished a fresh water project that works by solar-power, in the village of Kwaya, in the Zinder region of Niger, costing AED282,000, which will benefit approximately 1,000 people, mostly women, children, the elderly and the ...  Read More

ERC, Etihad Airways ink pact on humanitarian cooperation

Posted on 31/08/2015: 159 views.

The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and Etihad Airways signed yesterday at the ERC's headquarters an agreement on humanitarian and societal cooperation. The deal was signed by Dr. Mohammad Ateeq Al Falahi, ERC's Secretary-General, and Khaled Al Mehairbi, Senior Vice President of Government and ...  Read More

UAE’s ‘Yemen We Care’ drive raises Dh13.7m on first day

Posted on 31/08/2015: 129 views.

The ‘Yemen We Care' drive to rebuild lives of 10 million Yemenis said it raised nearly Dh13.7 million on its first day yesterday (Sunday). Fahd Abdul Rahman Bin Sultan, Deputy Secretary-General of Emirates Red Crescent for Marketing and Donation Affairs, said the month-long campaign received a ...  Read More

Injured Yemenis leave UAE following medical treatment

Posted on 31/08/2015: 153 views.

36 injured Yemeni citizens who have successfully recovered following treatment in UAE hospitals on the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, have now left ...  Read More

Hamdan bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine releases initial clinical data on screening 700 workers

Posted on 31/08/2015: 148 views.

The Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM) yesterday released initial clinical data from ongoing dental screenings under the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Oral Hygiene Initiative, which was announced in May by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and ...  Read More

Emirati family seeks to preserve tradition... in a big way

Posted on 31/08/2015: 165 views.

Dhows, once a crucial part of Dubai's pearling and trade industries, have long been in decline. Turned into restaurants, or put on display as artefacts of another era, no longer are they built to travel the high seas or beyond the Arabian Gulf. But at a quiet dockyard in Jadaf, one family is on a ...  Read More

Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Grand Slam: UAE competitors return from Tokyo with 12 medals

Posted on 31/08/2015: 155 views.

Three UAE jiu-jitsu competitors were among the gold medallists at the first leg of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Grand Slam in Tokyo. Naser Omar Barshid and Khalfan Belhoul led the way for the 14-member Emirati contingent, which returned with three gold, four silver and five bronze medals from ...  Read More