Tuesday , 11 December 2018

Marc Mcilhone

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

Egypt’s Nawah Scientific bags $1m and plans on disrupting scientific research

Nawah Scientific announced today closing its pre-series A round of 1M USD. With a mission to empower scientific research and scientists in the region, Nawah has established a core hub of advanced equipment specialized in natural and medical sciences. Nawah’s online platform receives experiments requests, a courier collects samples for analysis, Nawah’s scientists carry needed tests and return results online. …

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Lenovo appoints Data Center Country Manager for Saudi Arabia

Emad Aldaous new Data Center Country Manager for Saudi Arabia Dubai: Lenovo, a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced the appointment of Emad Aldaous as the new Data Center Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing Lenovo Data Center Group’s (DCG) business in the Kingdom, while …

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The joint winners of Kuwait’s Al-Sumait Prize for African Development for 2018 received their prizes from His Highness the Amir of the State of Kuwait

Speaking on behalf of the Rakai Health Sciences Program, which she co-founded, Professor Wawer said, “ We are very grateful for the recognition this award gives to our teams both in Uganda and at John Hopkins University for the impactful work we are doing to combat the HIV epidemic in Uganda.” Dr Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director General of the Kuwait Foundation …

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Shortage of affordable quality private schools in Dubai must be addressed, study finds

There is a growing move towards more affordable education in Dubai There is a growing need for more affordable private schools in Dubai – as parents look for top quality alternatives to high-end education, a new report has found. A “persistant shortage” of schools from kindergarten through to grade 12 with mid-range fees offers a “gap in the market” for …

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UAE Cabinet approves new policies to empower Emirati women

The new empowerment package is based on three principal axes: Legislation and Policy, Services, and International Representation The UAE Cabinet adopted a new package of national legislative policies, and initiatives to empower Emirati women. In a special session, held at the General Women’s Union headquarters, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and …

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Research, education and infrastructure: How governments should spend to avoid tech obsolescence?

World Economic Forum research suggests more jobs will be created than destroyed through technological disruption Governments around the world concerned about the impact that technological change can have on jobs creation need to invest in research, education and infrastructure, according to a leading academic. Speaking at a press conference held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future …

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Council outlines vision for Arab digital economy

The Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) has outlined its new vision aimed at digital inclusion, knowledge-based legislative and technology infrastructure, and public and private frameworks that will boost security, welfare and prosperity for the Arab societies. “A common vision for Arab Digital Economy” is the bold plan driven by the council at the League of Arab States to boost …

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Winners of ‘Illiteracy in the Arab World’ Challenge honoured

The Challenge attracted a host of outstanding projects and initiatives that seek to eradicate illiteracy. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) has wrapped up the evaluation process for entries into the first round of the “Illiteracy in the Arab World” Challenge, with plans to announce the winners at the Knowledge Summit 2018, taking place on December 5 …

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Morocco Wins Gold and Silver Medals at Arab Math Olympics

Moroccan math whizzes are bringing home gold and silver medals from the Arab Mathematics Olympics. Rabat – Three Moroccan students won gold and silver medals at the first Arab Mathematics Olympics which ended on Thursday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mohamed Khir won a gold medal and Nizar El Ghazal and Mohamed El Kafil won silver medals. The competition awarded two …

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SRTI Park backs Big 5 Dubai 2018’s ‘FutureTech Construction Summit’

Sharjah’s future in innovation and advanced research to be highlighted As part of its efforts to promote innovation and advanced research in Sharjah and the UAE, the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has announced that it is participating in the one-day ‘FutureTech Construction Summit’ to be held this month in conjunction with the Big 5 Dubai 2018, …

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