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Oman Air launches anti-credit card fraud initiative

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Oman Air has announced the launch of a new initiative to prevent credit card fraud. The campaign will see a tightening of checks on the validity of credit card transactions. It will be backed up with social media announcements, e-flyers and newsletters, aimed at raising awareness amongst customers of the potential for credit card fraud and the steps Oman Air ...

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Air Arabia and University Hospital Sharjah sign a service level agreement

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Airline staff and dependents to benefit from dedicated healthcare facility Air Arabia has signed a Service Level Agreement with University Hospital Sharjah outlining a broad framework for healthcare services and education for the airline’s staff. As part of the agreement, the hospital will determine the primary, secondary and tertiary care needs of the staff and dependents and make referrals to ...

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Climate data project seeks to prepare poorer nations

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By Puneet Kollipara – SciDev.Net A global initiative to help developing nations prepare for the impacts of climate change will be piloted in Bangladesh, Colombia and Ethiopia, following its launch in the United States last week. The Climate Services for Resilient Development partnership has more than US$34 million worth of funding and goods to use to pool scientific data and ...

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National Vision Scholars undertake research at Texas A&M at Qatar

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Maersk Oil sponsors Summer Engineering Academy for top Qatari students. DOHA, Qatar — Twenty-three exceptional Qatari students have been named National Vision Scholars in the inaugural Summer Engineering Academy (SEA), an elite, 10-day academic enrichment program at Texas A&M University at Qatar . SEA, which runs from 28 June through 9 July, is designed for academically outstanding Qatari students who ...

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Climate data project seeks to prepare poorer nations

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By – Puneet Kollipara – SciDev.Net A global initiative to help developing nations prepare for the impacts of climate change will be piloted in Bangladesh, Colombia and Ethiopia, following its launch in the United States last week. The Climate Services for Resilient Development partnership has more than US$34 million worth of funding and goods to use to pool scientific data ...

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Philips affirms its commitment to innovation by opening its first imaging ‘center of excellence’ in the region

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Philips Middle East today announced the opening of its first ‘Center of Excellence’for diagnostic imaging in the region in partnership with the Burjeel Hospital in Dubai, part of the VPS Healthcare Group. This first of its kind center in the region aims at transforming the future of corrective and replacement surgery through the use of advanced diagnostic imaging techniques.As part ...

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How to give a science flash talk

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By: Djuke Veldhuis – SciDev.Net Why practise communication? Whether you are applying for funding, telling a family member about your research or engaging the public, your success will depend on how well you communicate. Persuading people that your research should be prioritised and funded relies on being a solid negotiator and developing political nous; but these skills are also rooted ...

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UAE’s Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science Narrows down the Field of Potential Innovators

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Dr Abdullah Al Mandoos: “We are delighted to have been able to produce a shortlist packed with potentially innovative ideas in the field of rain enhancement” Following an intensive evaluation process, the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science has selected the most promising pre-proposals from the field of world-leading experts seeking to join the programme. A total of 15 ...

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Honeywell to Showcase ‘Hospital of the Future’ at Building Healthcare Middle East 2015

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Firm is well positioned to support GCC states investing in integrated intelligent technologies for effective healthcare management. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 8, 2015: With the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates investing heavily to upgrade and digitize their current healthcare infrastructure, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is well-poised to help ...

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Masdar Institute Faculty Win National Research Foundation Grants to Advance UAE’s Innovation Goals

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Two Masdar Institute Faculty Members Win Prestigious Grant Supporting Innovative Research to Help UAE Produce More Solar Energy and Fresh Water. The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, announced that two of its faculty members have received the University-Industry Research Collaboration Award (U-IRCA) from the National Research Foundation ...

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