Thursday , 22 November 2018

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UAE Minister of Education visits RIT Dubai

H E Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE’s Minister of Education, visited Rochester Institute of Technology – Dubai (RIT Dubai) earlier this week. He was given a tour of the facilities and introduced to the innovative education solutions and cutting-edge technologies implemented at the university. H E Hammadi was welcomed by Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, vice chairman and CEO of …

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Renewal of U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Agreement Increases Opportunities for Youth and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Educators

On November 15, the U.S. State Department hosted a signing ceremony in the Treaty Room in recognition of the ten-year renewal of the U.S.-Libya Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement. Present to sign the Agreement were Libyan Ambassador Wafa Bughaighis and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber. The renewal of …

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UAE eyes 15-20% FDI increase by 2020- Ministry of Economy official

The UAE last month approved a new law aimed at attracting more investments into the country The United Arab Emirates is expecting a 15-20 percent increase in the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country between the end of this year and 2020, boosted by a new Foreign Direct Investment law that was passed last month, a Ministry …

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Google Pay launched in the UAE

Google Pay will allow users to make purchases using Android devices at stores Internet giant Google announced the launch of its contactless payment service in the UAE, furhter ramping up the competition sector that is gaining wider acceptance. Google Pay will allow users to make purchases using Android devices at stores that accept contactless payments, as well as across all …

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WGES 2018: Former UN climate head lays down solar challenge to UAE

Christina Figures challenges country to further reduce the cost of renewable energy production The former secretary-general of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change laid down a challenge to the United Arab Emirates to continue working to drive down the cost of solar energy at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai on Wednesday. Christina Figures hailed the “fantastic …

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Young African journalists arrive in Egypt for training workshop

Young journalists drawn from 22 African countries have arrived in Cairo, capital of Egypt for the 52nd training course for young African journalists. The 20-day training programme is organised by the Union of African Journalists (UAJ) in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of Information. The journalists are from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Sudan, Egypt, Gambia, Niger, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Angola, …

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UAE classrooms bring to life Expo 2020 Dubai themes with new online learning resources

Expo School Programme materials designed to engage, inspire and spark curiosity Focuses include future careers, smart technology and environmental conservation Resources developed in collaboration with volunteer teachers from across the UAE Educators in the UAE can now complement their lessons with a variety of fun and forward-thinking topics and activities developed as part of a new series of online learning …

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Arab policymakers more supportive of SMEs to aid jobs growth, says founder of new SME ratings agency

Nashwa Saleh says new Cairo-based business will initially target medium-sized businesses across the EMEA region Rising unemployment rates in Arab countries have made policymakers more interested in supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) over the past few years, the head of a new SME ratings agency has said. Nashwa Saleh, an Egyptian entrepreneur and a former director at ratings agency …

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Ford, HCT Amplify Drive and Innovation with Abu Dhabi’s First Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy Workshop

Ford continues partnership with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) for the latest installment of the Henry Ford Entrepreneurship Academy (HFEA) workshop, with inaugural session in Abu Dhabi  HCT Abu Dhabi Women’s Campus participants received cutting-edge training from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and insights from local entrepreneurs on steps and activities for creating and sustaining new ventures  Abu Dhabi marks …

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Green investments have no consistent definition- analysts

ADGM’S Financial Development Centre head argues projects offering a “greening of brown industries” should be considered A lack of consistent definition or a clear explanation of what makes an investment sustainable or green is posing a challenge to the industry in the region and globally, two analysts have said. “There is a lack of consistent definition,” Steve Barnett, the head …

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