Thursday , 22 November 2018

Science & Tech

Value Ecosystems – Not Just Crops – When Managing Water Use, says UN Report

Recognising the valuable services provided by ecosystems such as wetlands and forests – and not only focusing on water productivity in agriculture – can improve livelihoods and help meet the rising demands on the world’s water resources in a sustainable way, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Increasing water productivity and efficiency is a …

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Amadeus receives 2012 Air Transport News award as Best IT Company

  The ATN Global Awards recognise the companies that contribute most to the industry. Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2012 – Amadeus, a leading transaction processor and provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel and tourism industry, was given the 2012 Air Transport News award as Best IT Company of the year during the official ceremony held in Athens …

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India to boost science collaboration with Africa

[NEW DELHI] India and Africa have agreed to boost scientific collaboration at a high-level meeting of science ministers from both countries. At talks in Delhi last week (2 March), the ministers identified four areas for closer ties: capacity building; science, technology and innovation for development; knowledge transfer and adoption; and identifying common research priorities for the future. They agreed to set up a range of collaborative strategies including …

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Omnicell to exhibit at Dubai International conference and exhibition

Omnicell will Demonstrate Recently Introduced G4 Medication Automation Platform. Omnicell, Inc., OMCL +0.89% a leading global provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, will exhibit its state-of-the-art G4 technology at the Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT) March 12-14 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. DUPHAT is one of the most recognized …

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Saudi Arabia: Potato and plantain batteries show promise

A simple battery powered by potatoes may soon become a reality as scientists in developing countries move closer to commercialising their research. The idea of batteries made out of vegetable matter sandwiched between zinc and copper plates is being trialled by several groups around the world, including Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. Suliman Abdalla, professor of physics at King Abdulaziz …

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ManageEngine Middle East User Conference 2012

United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the opening of its first user conference and training event in the Middle East. Bringing ManageEngine users from around the region together with the company’s product management teams and industry experts, the Middle East User Conference and Training creates a forum to discuss the state of real-time IT and to showcase …

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Thuraya Launches Latest Generation of Dual-Mode Satellite & GSM Phone “XT-DUAL”

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thuraya, the leading international mobile satellite operator with a record of over 600,000 phones sold to date, has launched today the most advanced dual mode handheld phone that features both GSM and satellite capabilities. The introduction of this unique phone, branded XT-DUAL, makes Thuraya the only satellite operator to offer seamless communications as the phone …

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World Bank Announces Broadband Connectivity Initiative for Middle East and North Africa

The World Bank launched a regional initiative to improve broadband connectivity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region by bringing utilities’ fiber optic networks into broadband use. The Bank also announced a new focus on citizen participation in the creation of information and communication technologies (ICT) solutions to development problems, building on the success of the Cairo WaterHackathon. …

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Millennium Development Goal drinking water target met

The world has met the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, well in advance of the MDG 2015 deadline, according to a report issued by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). Between 1990 and 2010, over two billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, such as …

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Middle East: How banks can grasp a $350 billion opportunity

The question of how to serve micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging markets is not new – so why are we writing about this now? A new report by McKinsey & Company’s financial services practice shows that there is an interesting opportunity for banks and others to achieve a step change in their approach to MSMEs, in light …

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