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Science & Tech

UAE: Global Aerospace Summit 2012 agenda finalized

Three weeks until global industry leaders land in Abu Dhabi for inaugural event ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 29 MARCH 2012: Global Aerospace Summit 2012 (“The Summit”) is pleased to announce that the agenda for the Summit taking place at St. Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi between 16-17 April 2012 has now been finalized. Tony Tyler, IATA Director General, will deliver …

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Rio+20 zero draft accepts ‘planetary boundaries’

The latest draft of the so-called ‘zero draft’ document, which will be presented to heads of government at the Rio+20 Summit in June, has been amended to include an acknowledgement that there are scientifically assessed ‘planetary boundaries’ which, if overstepped, could result in irreversible damage to the Earth’s sytems. The draft is being prepared by national delegates to the United …

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IPCC predicts rise in extreme climate events

  Climate change could mean unusually high temperatures occurring much more often in most parts of the world by the end of the century, according to a special report on extreme weather events from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). “A hottest day that occurs once in 20 years is likely to become a one-in-two year event, except in the …

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Arab countries need green economies rooted in science

Reforms in the Arab region should focus on transitioning to a green economy, argues award-winning environmental advocate Najib Saab. Uprisings in Arab countries have been at the centre of global news coverage for more than a year. Although it is still too early to speculate on the final outcome, the hope is that the Arab Spring will eventually steer a new …

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Find your Dream Job at Qatar Foundation through Qatar Career Fair

28 March 2012 (Doha, Qatar): From small beginnings, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) has blossomed into a world-class organisation, filled with a wide assortment of job opportunities. QF will showcase some of its career paths, as well as its Qatari employees, at the upcoming fifth Annual Qatar Career Fair (QCF), running from April 1st-5th, 2012.   The Qatar Career Fair …

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ENOC leads the debate as The Knowledge Café launches in Dubai

During the difficult economic downturn many ‘best practice’ organisations re-evaluated their human resources methods to retain talent and focused on employee engagement in order to maximise performance in the workplace and maintain a competitive edge. ENOC is one such company, which, despite the times of uncertainty and austerity, responded by optimising its spend on world-class training and change management programmes; …

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UAE: Nokia Present Groundbreaking Nokia PureView Imaging Technology

Dubai, UAE: A delegation of executives from Nokia’s Global Team for Smart Devices paid a special visit to the UAE today, once again highlighting the importance placed on the UAE and wider GCC market in Nokia’s growth strategies for the region. During the visit, Tuula Rytilä – Senior Vice President, Portfolio and Business Management, Smart Devices, Vesa Jutila – Head …

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First Africa Forum on Science Technology and Innovations in Nairobi

 “Africa on the Move – Showcasing Africa’s Innovations” The first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovations will take place from 1 to 3 April in Nairobi. Hosted by the Government of Kenya, it will include an Experts’ Meeting (1 – 2 April) and a Ministerial Conference (3 April), and will highlight the need to invest in this key sector …

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GUtech students attended international renown laboratory course at the University of Erlangen

MUSCAT A group of students of the Department of Applied Geosciences at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) attended recently an International Workshop on the classification and interpretation of carbonate rocks that was held at the Geo Center of the University of Erlangen (Germany). The course and the rock sample collection of the University of Erlangen are worldwide …

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UAE unites in global countdown to Earth Hour

Country set to join millions across the globe in the largest environmental event in history  UAE, Tuesday 27th March 2012: On Saturday 31 March at 8:30pm, the UAE will be plunged into darkness in support of the world’s largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour. Landmarks will go dark across all 7 emirates to mark the event, and public …

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