Monday 20 February 2017

Oman SMEs win Shell solar PV project deal

Shell Development Oman has awarded contracts to two Omani small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for  installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in schools in the pilot phase of its ‘Solar into Schools’ project. The pilot school sites are located in Al Buraimi,


Al-Ebdaa Bank appoints 25 new specialists

Bahrain-based Al Ebdaa Bank for Microfinance has appointed 25 new loan specialists after they had completed a specialised training session organised in cooperation with the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (Agfund). Newly-appointed employees attended rehabilitation courses to


Rockwell Collins strengthens Middle East team

Rockwell Collins, a pioneer in the development of innovative aviation and high-integrity solutions, has announced plans to increase its local presence in the Middle East region and appointed new leadership. Although the company has a 20-year presence in the Middle East, it is exp


Dubai Police wants ban on social media in schools

Dubai Police is set to launch an awareness drive in schools across the emirate asking students to avoid surfing and chatting on social media sites when at schools following complaints from parents in this regard, said a report. The Police will also co-ordinate with the Ministry o


Kaplan acquires UAE financial training institute

Kaplan, a leading international provider of training and education services, has acquired Genesis Institute, a leading provider of financial training solutions, to further facilitate training and development in the Middle East region. Genesis Institute, founded ten years ago in D


Taskgate launches flexible workforce in UAE

Taskgate, a new marketplace that connects companies to a pool of talented pre-qualified experts, has launched its service in the UAE to provide short-term staffing solutions to business needs. Taskgate supports local and international businesses by offering recruitment and tempor


AkzoNobel calls bright minds to join chemistry challenge

AkzoNobel, a world leader in performance coatings technology and innovation, is calling bright young minds working in the field of chemistry to join its global Imagine chemistry challenge. Organised by AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and in conjunction with KPMG, the initiative aims to l


MiSK, Google launch digital awareness drive

The Prince Mohamed bin Salman Foundation (MiSK) and Google launched Tuesday an initiative to promote the best practices and knowledge to Saudi youth on how to act smartly and safely online. With the Saudi Ministry of Education’s support, We Are All Online will see Google-tr


EY most attractive employer in ME among Big 4

EY, a leading professional services provider, was named the most attractive employer among the Big 4 accounting firms by business and commerce students in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, a report said. In Egypt and Lebanon, EY was ranked second and third among the Big 4,


GEMS Education, iD Tech to bring summer camp to Dubai

iD Tech, a leader tech camp and STEM education in the US, has partnered with GEMS Education to bring summer technology camps to GEMS Nations Academy in 2017. "We are excited to be working with GEMS Education to bring almost two decades of technology education experience and

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