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Environmental concerns for Red Sea-Dead Sea project

[AMMAN] Jordanian environmentalists have challenged a government decision to push ahead with a controversial project to channel water from the Red Sea into the Dead Sea – which has shrunk dramatically over the past 20 years. In April, the Ministry of Water and Irrigation is due to select a company to commence construction in June of the first phase of the so-called ‘Red Sea – Dead …

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The Global Water Crisis is Also a Sanitation Crisis

It’s World Water Day today and the world is talking about access to clean, safe water for the 7 billion people who live on this planet we call home. The good news is that we’re actually on track to meet our global goal of reducing by half the number of people who lack access to clean water. The piece of …

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ictQATAR Hosts Conference on Information Security and Risks for the Financial Sector

  Cyber Security Experts Gather to Discuss New Challenges in Banking, Payment Systems and Finance Financial institutions in Qatar and around the world have always been the target of a variety of criminal and fraudulent activities, and in today’s digital age, cyber-attacks are a regular threat. The Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology (ictQATAR), through its Qatar Computer Emergency …

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Ericsson & MTN collaborate on M-wallet services

Partnership based on co-development and co-operation drives innovation and change in mobile financial services Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and MTN Group are establishing a strategic partnership to launch m-wallet services in Africa and the Middle East.  MTN will become the first operator to deploy Ericsson Converged Wallet platform, a new complementary service to the integrated pre-paid charging system and mobile financial services …

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UAE: Dow technology employing wastewater to cool hotel

As the United Arab Emirates prepares to celebrate World Water Day on March 22, 2012, guests at the luxury Park Hyatt Dubai hotel are being kept cool thanks to a unique water recycling project that has – to date – saved enough potable water to fill as many as 62 Olympic-sized swimming pools. At the heart of this recycling project …

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Sheikh Nahayan: Women can lead other people toward worthy goals

His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Chancellor of the Higher Colleges, delivered the keynote address today at the last day of Insight Dubai International Conference 2012, hosted and organized by Dubai Women’s College (DWC). Sheikh Nahayan addressed a diverse audience of 130 students from 30 countries along with Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Vice …

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Better resource allocation with customised computer models

Mathematical models developed in the United States could help developing countries better allocate their limited health resources and improve the provision of life-saving technologies and disaster relief. Case studies of the computer models, which were designed at the Georgia Institute of Technology, were presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver, Canada last month (19 February). Julie Swann, …

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Protection of vital information assets to be explored at cyber security workshop

Abu Dhabi, March 21, 2012: The importance of safeguarding vital corporate and personal information will be scrutinized at today’s inaugural HCT-VCU cyber security workshop, held at the CERT Technology Park Abu Dhabi. The one-day workshop, entitled Cyber Security: Meeting the Challenge, is jointly hosted by the UAE’s largest higher education institution, the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), and the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of …

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Arab Media Forum 2012 Themed ‘Arab Media: Exposure and Transition’

Dubai-UAE: 21 March, 2012 – Dubai Press Club (DPC), organisers of the Arab Media Forum (AMF), today announced the 11th edition of the event will be themed “Arab Media: Exposure and Transition.” Arab Media Forum 2012 (AMF 2012) is scheduled to be held from 8-9 May at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai, drawing the participation of over 2,000 regional and …

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Blogging has not changed science journalism

Blogging is one of several innovations in science communication and has had little impact on science writing so far, argues academic and writer Alice Bell. Online communication technologies open up new possibilities for science communication, says Bell, and there are areas where practices could change. But blogging could end up as one of many innovations that have not changed science communication substantially. Bell …

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