Marc Mcilhone

Marc Mcilhone is ArabBrains' Editor - sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to: editor@arabbrains.com

There is a Lack of Agriculture and Rural Finance in OIC Countries

Lahore: 53% of the population of OIC (Organization for the Islamic Conference) countries lives in the rural area which is globally more than the other areas and its commitment to the total agricultural department is 34%. On the other hand, 49% population lives in the rural areas while their commitment to the total agricultural department is 38%. OIC Countries have …

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority signs power purchase agreement with Masdar for third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Abu Dubai Future Energy Company (Masdar), for the 800MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The agreement was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State …

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UAE’s Sharjah Tourism eyes 200,000 Chinese visitors by 2021

A delegation from the Authority visits China for the third time this year as it prepares to welcome 200,000 tourists by 2021 announced the Authority following its roadshow in Urumqi. H.E. Al Midfa: China is one of our fastest-growing source markets; Guests from China increased by 75% in the first 9 months of this year with further growth predicted. Sharjah, …

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UAE’s Al-Futtaim Engineering, Technologies appoints CEO

Al-Futtaim has announced the appointment of Dr. Hayan Sayed as Chief Executive Officer of Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies. Part of Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, Al-Futtaim Engineering is a multi-disciplinary engineering organisation operating across UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia with over 30 years of successful operations. Al-Futtaim Technologies is a leading Converged Systems Integrator and provides complete business solutions to large, …

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GMIS a platform for technology standardisation, says UNIDO at Moscow roadshow

Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit will enable discussion on standardising new technologies for industry-wide applications Current lack of standardisation means developing Internet of Things technologies are unable to communicate universally, limiting their potential The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) will further global discussions and spur international action on emerging technology standardisation, said Ludovica Alcorta, Director of the Development Policy, …

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NDIGITEC partners exhibitors at The Big 5 Dubai

NDIGITEC, the UAE-based creative production company, has announced that it is the creative production partner for a wide range of brand owners and exhibitors at The Big 5 Dubai – the largest construction event in the Middle East currently under way at Dubai World Trade Centre. NDIGITEC Fabrication, the main production contractor for the exhibition stands of its partners, provides …

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Huawei supports Saudization and offers jobs to fresh graduates

As part of its plans to attract Saudi talent and support the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia is hosting a two-day recruitment drive on 23-24 November at the Engineering Faculty of King Saud University, in Riyadh. Held under the theme “Grow Together”, the 2-day event is in line with Huawei’s strategy to support the advancement of the …

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$5million prize open to anyone in the region to help re-shape global cooperation and tackle risks to humanity

US$5 million offered to entrants from the region and the world, for bold ideas to re-model global governance for 21st century Global Challenges Foundation hopes to stimulate urgent global debate about how the world community manages global risks – such climate change, violent conflict and extreme poverty Entries should look at ways to contribute to the re-shaping of global governance …

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Qatar’s Ooredoo is world’s fastest fibre operator- Report

New Research Shows that Qatar Leads the World in Fibre Roll-Out, Fibre Take-Up and 4K Services Penetration Qatar’s nationwide fibre network, built primarily upon Ooredoo’s Supernet infrastructure, leads the world in terms of roll-out speed and customer take-up, according to a new report from global consulting group Arthur D. Little. The report, “Race to Next Generation Fibre – Arthur D. …

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Experts review World Summit on Information Society achievements and emerging ICT issues

Organized by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the meeting brings together African policy makers, ICT experts, and representatives of regional and international organizations, telecommunications operators, private sector, civil society, academic and research institutions Over 32 countries have assembled in Addis Ababa for the annual Africa review and follow up of the progress in achieving the World Summit on Information …

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