Friday 27 November 2015

Emirates Environmental Excellence Program launched

The Emirates Environmental Excellence Program, the first programme under the global sustainable environmental management initiative, has been launched.   Through this, local government institutions and authorities are classified and evaluated according to the hi


Obesity in children ‘major concern’ in Kuwait

About 41.4 per cent of girls between the age of 15-18 and 60.4 per cent of boys of the same age were classified as obese or overweight in Kuwait in a report, making obesity a growing health concern for children. A team of consultants from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in Lo


Dermatopathology lab opens in Dubai Science Park

Dubai Science Park (DSP), a free zone community dedicated to facilitating and fostering the growth of the UAE’s science sector, said International Dermpath Consult, an innovative private laboratory dedicated solely to the practice of dermatopathology, has launched its operations within


New portal to help spot green sites in Dubai

Green Dubai Map, a website that will help users locate sites, businesses and establishments of interest for the green economy, has been launched at the Green Leadership Series in the week of Innovation in Dubai, UAE. Launched by Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, secretary general Dubai Sup


Floods bring chaos to Bahrain again

Around nine million litres of floodwater were removed from Bahrain’s roads and drains yesterday (November 25) following heavy downpours overnight. Dozens of tankers were deployed to clear the floods, which reached a height of one metre in some areas, said a report in the Gulf Daily


2015 to be hottest on record, 2016 could be hotter

This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday, warning inaction on climate change could see temperatures rise by 6 degrees Celsius or more. But decisions taken at


France detects first bird flu outbreak in years

France, the European Union's biggest agriculture producer, reported an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens on Wednesday, its first since 2007. "A case of avian influenza has been confirmed in a backyard in Dordogne," the farm ministry said in a st


​Du unveils Smart Healthcare Programme in UAE

Leading telecommunications operator du has unveiled the Smart Healthcare Programme on UAE Innovation Week at its interactive stands displaying how innovation can help save lives.   The Smart Healthcare Programme will address global healthcare issues, including r


Solar Impulse pilots back Paris climate meet

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, founders and pilots of solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse will be actively engaged in the COP21 Climate Conference which will take place in Paris, France next month. They will highlight the fact that investing in solutions, for ener


Suzuki Celerio 2016 unveiled in Bahrain

The new Suzuki Celerio 2016 was unveiled at a launch ceremony held at the Suzuki Showroom in Khamis. It was attended by officials from Suzuki’s sole agent in Bahrain Mohammed Jalal and Sons Automotive Division including showroom controller Jalal Ahmed, after-sales manager Ian Johnston,

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