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Fast-growing fish variety could benefit Egypt and West Africa

New breeds of fish that grow about 30 per cent faster than the most common commercial strains will boost food security and farmers’ earnings in Egypt and West Africa, according to researchers. Through selective breeding programmes in Egypt and Ghana, two fast-growing strains of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), an economically important fish that is native to much of Africa, …

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International desalination association convenes first meeting of global energy task force during international water summit

The International Desalination Association (IDA) will convene the first meeting of its global Energy Task force in conjunction with the International Water Summit, which takes place 15-17 January in Abu Dhabi. The goal of IDA’s Energy Task Force is to achieve a 20% reduction in energy consumption in all major seawater desalination processes by 2015. The meeting will be held …

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Queen Rania of Jordan to Speak at Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today announced that Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan will deliver a keynote speech during the launch of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) at the opening ceremony of the sixth annual World Future Energy Summit and first International Water Summit on January 15. Taking place January 13-17, ADSW is the …

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International desalination association convenes first meeting of global energy task force during international water summit

The International Desalination Association (IDA) will convene the first meeting of its global Energy Task force in conjunction with the International Water Summit, which takes place 15-17 January in Abu Dhabi. The goal of IDA’s Energy Task Force is to achieve a 20% reduction in energy consumption in all major seawater desalination processes by 2015. The meeting will be held …

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Importance of Mobile Business Apps to Soar in 2013

Enterprise apps set for growth with MEAP tools This year will see a dramatic transformation as businesses change the way they deal with mobile devices and the approach taken to developing apps, moving from traditional coding to Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP)tools. To date mobile devices and applications have taken the consumer world by storm, but their integration into business …

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Lenovo Intros “Rip and Flip” ThinkPad Helix and First Multimode Mini-Ultrabook

Lenovo Rocks Mobile Computing Experience with Even More Convertible Devices Lenovo (HKSE:0992) (PINK SHEETS:LNVGY) today announced two new additions to its family of convertible laptop-tablet devices: the ThinkPad Helix, a premium convertible for business professionals featuring a “rip and flip” design – a blueprint for the next generation of laptop designs – and a more powerful and productive IdeaPad Yoga 11S, …

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ZTE Announces World Debut of the Thinnest 5.0 FHD Quad-core Smartphone Grand S at CES 2013

Introducing more High-end Smartphones with Power and Style in 2013 2013 International CES From the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices, today announced the world debut of the ZTE Grand S – 5.0 FHD LTE. As the …

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Building support for locally relevant climate tech

Climate Innovation Centers can promote clean technologies but need backing with a coordinated effort, says policy specialist Ambuj Sagar. Technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help people to adapt to climate change will be a key part of how developing countries respond to the climate challenge. But the relatively limited capabilities of these countries mean using such technologies remains …

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HCT-Dubai hosts Women’s Education Conference

HCT-Dubai recently hosted the Women’s Education Worldwide (WEW) Conference under the theme “Collaboration: the way forward”. The three-day conference aimed at moving beyond strategizing to realizing inter-college collaboration opportunities and refreshing the WEW mission to share best practices and foster exchange among educational institutions. The conference included an overview of existing projects which are already in place in WEW Institutions, …

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Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi to Encourage Community to Adopt Sustainable Practices at World Future Energy Summit 2013

The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi today announced it will showcase programs and creative initiatives on safe and effective methods of waste management as part of its participation at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013. The Center will particularly highlight waste collection and processing projects that leverage state-of-the-art science and technology and are currently being implemented in …

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