Monday 20 April 2015

Emergency drill planned ahead of Bahrain F1

An emergency drill will take place at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), in Sakhir, today (April 16) in preparation for this weekend's Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. The Formula One medical team will conduct a series of exercises, including one in which a driver is rescue


Carbon emissions from new cars in EU fall 2.6pc

Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union fell 2.6 per cent last year, beating goals set for 2015 as part of efforts to slow climate change, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Wednesday. Average emissions slipped to 123.4 grams of carbon


Qatar to add over 1,000 new hospital beds

Qatar will have 1,040 new hospital beds by next year, a report said, noting that a further 2,148 new beds will be added between 2017 and 2022. Qatar’s Supreme Council of Health (SCH) is aiming to meet the targeted 405 published national reforms, according to the Gulf Ti


Antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' alert in Gulf hospitals

Clones of a dangerous 'superbug' that can be passed from patient to patient have reportedly been found in hospitals in the GCC, including Bahrain. Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia yesterday revealed that acinetobacter baumannii, a bacteria known f


Hearing solution enables Wi-Fi connection to iPhone

A new sound processor, which enables wireless connectivity to iPhone and allow users to listen to streamed sounds, is set to be unveiled at an upcoming otolaryngology conference in Dubai, UAE. The Middle East Otolaryngology Conference & Exhibition (ME-OTO 2015) organised by I


Alert as strong winds shroud Bahrain in dust

A weather warning remained in place for Bahrain yesterday (April 13) as heavy winds lashed the country and shrouded it in a dust haze. With just days to go before the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, visibility was poor at Bahrain International Circuit and merchants in the Manama Suq


IBM launches new healthcare unit

International Business Machines (IBM) Corp, deepening its partnership with Apple to make use of health information gathered by millions of Apple devices, is creating a unit dedicated to providing data analytics to the healthcare sector. Its new Watson Health unit plans to aggrega


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