Wednesday 23 September 2020

TFC announces $1m prize for positive poultry challenge

Global innovators and entrepreneurs have been invited to submit sustainable solutions for repurposing poultry waste as part of a sustainability challenge.   Tanmiah Food Company (TFC) is seeking innovative solutions to address the challenges posed by the excess


Nations formally sign up to Covax Facility

Some 64 higher income economies have joined the Covax Facility, a global initiative that brings together governments and manufacturers to ensure eventual Covid-19 vaccines reach those in greatest need.    These 64 economies include commitments from 35 econo


DHA and DHCA sign MoU to strengthen partnership

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) will cooperate in various medical fields including insurance, transfer of permits of health professionals, education, medical training and research.   An MoU to this effect was signe


Oman lays foundation stone for 700-bed hospital

Oman's Ministry of Health has laid the foundation stone for the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah which is being set up at an investment of RO129 million ($334 million).   To be built over an area of 94,400 sq m, the main building consists of a ground fl


Hitachi ABB Power Grids offers new ecosystem for transformers digitalization

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has launched the TXpert Ecosystem for  digitalization of transformers. The ecosystem is designed to drive data-driven intelligence and decision making in the operations and maintenance of transformers and power grids.   It is a compl


National Ambulance, HCT to train, recruit technicians

The UAE’s National Ambulance and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) have signed an agreement to collaborate to train and recruit a new generation of UAE national emergency medical technicians. Dr Abdullatif Al Shamsi, HCT President and CEO, and Ahmed Saleh Al Hajeri, N


UAE invention wins James Dyson Award 2020

This year’s national James Dyson Award winner in the UAE is the Touch device – an invention that can help people with visual impairments identify colours through lights and speech feedback.    People with visual impairments may not be able to se


UAE ‘Wellcome Mat’ is ready to protect homes

Three UAE residents have created a Wellcome Mat, the first door mat that cleans and disinfects shoes, so that people can enter their homes free from infectious germs, viruses and bacteria.   Bassam F, his daughter Maya F and cofounder Abdul Aziz E are the ones w


Saudi Arabia to be 24pc of Mena pharma market

Saudi Arabia is estimated to contribute $10.7 billion or 24% towards Mena’s $44 billion pharma market by 2023, notes Informa Markets, the organisers of the leading regional pharmaceutical event, CPhI Middle East & Africa.   “So, clearly, there wi


Jumbo aids People of Determination

The Jumbo Group has contributed three custom-made buses to the Rashid Centre for People of Determination. Besides, the group has provided additional facilities such as an isolation room at the premises and more equipment for increasing individual physiotherapy sessions for the children.

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