Thursday 10 July 2014

Roosters' fertility problem hits chicken supply

The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining US poultry production and raising prices at a time when beef prices are already at record highs. The breed, Aviag


Bahrain plans crackdown on fish smuggling

A new crackdown on fish smuggling has been launched amid growing fears of depleting stocks in Bahrain.   The Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry wants to introduce tougher penalties, saying the existing punishment of up to BD50 ($131.8) fine was n


Dunkin' Donuts launches new coffee drink

Dunkin' Donuts, the world’s largest coffee and baked goods chain, has launched its Coffee Coolatta drink in the UAE. “Our Special Iced coffee Coolatta drink offers a delicious special alternative for coffee lovers,” said David Rodgers, Dunkin' Donuts gen


Bahraini worker jailed for kissing woman's hands

A Bahraini man has been jailed for a month for kissing a British woman's hands.   Prosecutors said the maintenance worker, aged in his 40s, asked the woman to enter her home in Amwaj Islands to carry out work in May.   However,


Most employees 'will be working remotely by 2020'

More than half of the workforce will working remotely by 2020 and not in a traditional office, thanks to the technology and some fundamental shifts in management thinking, according to a survey conducted at London Business School’s Global Leadership Summit. The summit, orga


Saudi, UAE ban controversial novel

An Arabic translation of a novel by a former Bahrain resident has been banned in two Gulf states.   Aadujeevitham (Goat Days) was written by the author Benyamin and tells the story of an abused migrant worker in Saudi Arabia, said a report in the Gulf Daily News


Dunkin’ Donuts launches special donut line

Dunkin’ Donuts, a leading coffee and baked goods chain, is serving up across all its outlets in the UAE specially designed star and crescent-shaped donuts, to mark Ramadan. “The holy month of Ramadan is a special time for all of us here in the Middle East. With our lo


Qatar expo to showcase internal security know-how

The latest know-how and innovations in various activities involved in internal state security will be showcased at a leading trade exhibition in Qatar in October.   The online registrations has opened for Milipol Qatar 2014, which is scheduled to take place from


Giraffe opens new outlet at Dubai airport

All-day dining private equity-backed restaurant, Giraffe Concepts, has joined hands with Emirates Leisure Retail (ELR) to open its new outlet at Dubai International Airport. ELR, a subsidiary of the high profile Emirates Group, owns and operates a wide-ranging portfolio of restau


Fresh fish export ban being exploited in Bahrain

Fish exporters are exploiting a loophole that allows them to get around a ban on the export of popular fresh fish, the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication has reported.   The ban was introduced to keep prices down for Bahraini consumers, but some trade

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