Finance & economy

May 19, 2019

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United Nations Development Programme and Global Environmental Facility partner with Nigeria to invest in food security

The Nigerian Government revealed that it has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to invest $58 million in food security projects in the country.

The partnership will facilitate the Integrated Approach Programme for value chain development in the Agric sector.

The National Coordinator, National Programme"...

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May 19, 2019

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During Ramadan, Al Zahia Families Give Back to the Community’s Service Providers

Celebrating the spirit of giving and caring during the Holy Month of Ramadan, Al Zahia partnered with families at Sharjah’s premier lifestyle destination to express their appreciation to the community’s service providers for their exceptional work.

The families prepared a home-cooked Iftar buffet that was enjoyed with Al Zahia’s service providers and workers.

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May 19, 2019

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Fakih IVF Rolls Out Community Outreach Projects during Month of Ramadan

In their effort to give back to the community, Fakih IVF Fertility Center organized an “Iftar Meal Distribution,” distributing meals to workers across the community. Through this initiative Fakih IVF handed out approximately 1000 meals to workers in labour camps and mosques across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain.

Dr Michael Fakih, Medical Director of Fakih IVF Group said, “Ramadan is known as the month of giving and this is a small"...

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May 19, 2019

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AURAK is Wyoming Bound

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) Department of International Programs and Partnerships (DIPP) hosted a two-day committee visit for a University of Wyoming (UW) delegation to speculate on the possibility of cultivating a student and faculty exchange program.

The delegation consisted of two members, Dr. Michael V. Pishko, Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science and Prof. Brian Toelle, Professor of Practice and Interim Head"...

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May 18, 2019

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Algeria, Cuba to ink agreement on Casbah restoration

ALGIERS- Minister of Culture Meriem Merdaci and Cuban Ambassador to Algiers Clara Margarita Pulido Escandell agreed on Tuesday, in Algiers, to benefit from the Cuban experience in restoring Algiers’ Casbah, said the Ministry of Culture in a communiqué.

Examining ways and means to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the cultural field, the two sides agreed to conclude “in the coming weeks” an agreement on the restoration"...

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May 18, 2019

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WIN 2019 Symposium: WINnovation and Global Deployment of Precision Oncology

(AETOS Wire)-- The 11th WIN Symposium in Precision Oncology will be held in Paris, France on June 23-24, 2019. ASCO® endorsed for the past 11 years, the WIN symposium will deliver an exciting line-up of speakers in Paris (France) on June 23-24, 2019 to discuss Innovation and Global Deployment of Precision Oncology. The current status of Precision Oncology across the globe will be examined with the exceptional participation of the chairmen of the event, Richard L. Schilsky, Chairman WIN Consortium(*), Senior Vice-President and Chief Medical Officer of ASCO, and Josep Tabernero, Vice Chairman WIN Consortium, President of ESMO and Director of Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology, Spain. Global experience will be shared: Optimizing Patient Enrollment and Efficacy of Precision Oncology Clinical Trials at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA Decision Support for Precision Oncology: Evolving from Monotherapy to Genomically Informed Combinations, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA The Value of Personalized Medicines for Healthcare Systems in Europe – by the......

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May 17, 2019

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CEMEX Ventures Invests in Energy Vault to Support Rapid Deployment of Energy Storage Technology Using Concrete Blocks

(AETOS Wire)-- CEMEX Ventures, the open innovation and Corporate Venture Capital unit of CEMEX, announced today its investment in Energy Vault, an Idealab company that has developed a transformative technology to store energy. The new investment is further reinforced by plans to support rapid market adoption and deployment of Energy Vault’s technology through CEMEX’s strategic network.

May 17, 2019

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$15M Global Learning XPRIZE Culminates With Two Grand Prize Winners

(AETOS Wire)-- Today, XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, announced two grand prize winners in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE. The tie between Kitkit School, from South Korea and the United States, and onebillion, from Kenya and the United Kingdom, was revealed at an awards ceremony hosted at the Google Spruce Goose Hangar in Playa Vista, where supporters and benefactors including Elon Musk celebrated all five finalist teams for their efforts. Launched in 2014, the Global Learning XPRIZE challenged innovators around the globe to develop scalable solutions that enable children to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic within 15 months. After being selected as finalists, five teams received $1M each and went on to field test their education technology solution in Swahili, reaching nearly 3,000 children across 170 villages in Tanzania. To help ensure anyone, anywhere can iterate, improve upon, and deploy the learning solutions in their own community, all five finalists’......

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May 17, 2019

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MetLife Partners with Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity to Launch EMEA Community Week

(AETOS Wire)-- MetLife today announced it has renewed its partnership with Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity to provide employees across its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) markets with the opportunity to volunteer in community projects.

MetLife’s 4,000 employees in 26 EMEA countries have been invited to participate in activities with one of the organisations during the region’s"...

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May 17, 2019

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S Block Poised to Become the Market Leader in the Blockchain Industry

(AETOS Wire)-- S Block, the blockchain that originated from Sweden, is making rapid strides in the blockchain industry and is aiming to become market leader in the near future.

“The blockchain industry has seen a series of peak and down in a pretty short period of time, creating a sense of high volatility,” says the CEO of S Block, Ivan Bolonikhin. “S Block strives to be different and we are definitely"...

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