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An Unprecedented Initiative Supported By the United Arab Emirates

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 3 dicembre 2018

“A common vision for Arab Digital Economy” is the bold plan driven by the Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) at the League of Arab States to boost political and social stability in the Arab World through Digital Economy. Dr. Ali Mohammed Al Khouri, Advisor to the Council of Arab Economic Unity, said that the initiative received the support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces. The plan aims at digital inclusion, knowledge-based legislative and technology infrastructure, and public and private frameworks that will boost security, welfare and prosperity for the Arab societies.The UAE’s support for the common Arab vision will promote a joint Arab action. Al-Khouri stressed on the importance of the role of technology as a tool to achieve the objectives of sustainable development and economic growth rates through creation of investments opportunities, employment and opening of new markets.The UAE is renowned for its knowledge-based approach and youth empowerment. The UAE has been fostering a number of initiatives for skills development like the one million Arab coders project and the e-learning platform offering over 50 million Arab students across the world access to education among other projects that support sustainable development for the Arab societies.The Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) is the execution arm for the plan. CAEU delegation met with Mourad Wahba, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administration and Regional Director for Arab States at UNDP and with senior officials from the United Nation’s Division for public institutions & Digital Government. Al-Khouri noted that the investments directed towards the Arab regions by UNDP is one Billion US Dollars.“This initiative will be the foundation to promote the social and economic security for the Arab societies. That is why it is important to cooperate with international organizations and bring together Arab and International thinkers and practitioners for the development of the strategy. Such involvement will ensure global influence and introduction,” stated Al-Khouri.“This is a new model for developing Arab world’s economies to tackle global challenges. The UAE is putting its expertise to use to boost sustainable development in the Arab states,” Al-Khouri concluded.The strategy will be presented in an international conference that will be hosted in Abu Dhabi on 16 & 17 December 2018. The outputs will be presented to the Arab Leaders at the Arab Summit scheduled in March 2019 in Tunisia. The World Bank noted the importance of the strategy in paving the way for inclusive economic development opportunities in the Arab world. UN, UNDP and the World Bank support the initiative and CAEU for its work for comprehensive development and enhancement of cooperation between the Arab states.

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Etisalat Digital, SonicWall to Deliver Advanced Digital Security Solutions to SMBs in the United Arab Emirates

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 13 dicembre 2017

United Arab EmiratesSonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, announced today a strategic partnership with Etisalat Digital, the business unit of Etisalat Group driving digital transformation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and regions where Etisalat Group operates. The collaboration is primarily focused on delivering end-to-end digital security solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) throughout the UAE. “Our mission is to help protect organizations of all sizes from today’s onslaught of relentless cyber attacks,” said SonicWall President and CEO Bill Conner. “Partnering with Etisalat, one of the world’s most respected digital security leaders, ensures needed digital security solutions and services are available for SMBs across the UAE. With advanced threats growing in scale and sophistication, this union couldn’t come at a better time.” Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, Etisalat Digital is now a SonicWall SecureFirst partner that offers technology solutions to more than 300,000 SMBs in the UAE. Etisalat Digital is a business division of the Etisalat Group that serves 140 million subscribers across 16 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.Francisco Salcedo, Senior Vice President, Etisalat Digital, said, “Etisalat works closely with the SMB sector to empower them with solutions that help them transform and bring digital innovation into their business. Security is an integral element to assist SMBs to build advanced infrastructure that will support their growing business requirements and challenges. Today’s partnership will help our SMB customers build an intelligence-driven digital defense strategy that will be cost-effective and protect their future business objectives.”The partnership allows Etisalat to further expand its SMB portfolio from popular broadband and telecommunication services to end-to-end managed services.“Unfortunately, today’s threat actors don’t discriminate based on company size, region, industry or revenue,” said Conner. “These cyber criminals are strategic in finding vulnerable organizations, including SMBs, that will yield the most return with the least amount of expense. Fortunately, the Etisalat and SonicWall solution is tailor-made to identify and stop such attacks.”

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232 million international migrants living abroad worldwide–new UN global migration statistics reveal

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 settembre 2013

New York.There are as many international migrants born in the South living in other countries in the South as in countries in the North, reflecting changing patterns of Asian migration, but globally the United States remains the most popular destination, according to new data presented by the United Nations today. More people than ever are living abroad. In 2013, 232 million people, or 3.2 per cent of the world’s population, were international migrants, compared with 175 million in 2000 and 154 million in 1990. The new estimates include breakdowns by region and country of destination and origin, and by sex and age. The North, or developed countries, is home to 136 million international migrants, compared to 96 million in the South, or developing countries. Most international migrants are of working age (20 to 64 years) and account for 74 per cent of the total. Globally, women account for 48 per cent of all international migrants.The data were released in advance of the upcoming High-level Dialogue on International Migration and Development, which will take place 3-4 October 2013 at UN Headquarters. The purpose of the High-level Dialogue is to identify concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important links to development, while reducing its negative implications.“Migration, when governed fairly, can make a very important contribution to social and economic development both in the countries of origin and in the countries of destination,” said Mr. Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs. “Migration broadens the opportunities available to individuals and is a crucial means of broadening access to resources and reducing poverty.”The data show that South-South migration is as common as South-North migration. In 2013, about 82.3 million international migrants who were born in the South were residing in the South, which is slightly higher than the 81.9 million international migrants originating in the South and living in the North.Asians and Latin Americans living outside of their home regions form the largest global diaspora groups. In 2013, Asians represented the largest group, accounting for about 19 million migrants living in Europe, some 16 million in Northern America and about 3 million in Oceania. Migrants born in Latin America and the Caribbean represented the second largest diaspora group with the majority, 26 million, living in Northern America.In 2013, South Asians were the largest group of international migrants living outside of their home region. Of the 36 million international migrants from South Asia, 13.5 million resided in the oil-producing countries in Western Asia. International migrants originating from Central America, including Mexico, represented another large group of migrants living outside their home region. About 16.3 million, out of 17.4 million Central American migrants lived in the US.
Europe and Asia combined host nearly two-thirds of all international migrants worldwide. Europe remains the most popular destination region with 72 million international migrants in 2013, compared to 71 million in Asia. Since 1990, Northern America recorded the largest gain in the absolute number of international migrants, adding 25 million, and experienced the fastest growth in migrant stock by an average of 2.8 per cent per year.“New sources and destinations of migrants are emerging, and in some cases, countries have become important points of origin, transit and destination simultaneously,” said John Wilmoth, Director of the Population Division in the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs.Compared to other regions of destination, Asia saw the largest increase of international migrants since 2000, adding some 20 million migrants in 13 years. Mr. Wilmoth said this growth was mainly fuelled by the increasing demand for foreign labour in the oil-producing countries of Western Asia and in South-Eastern Asian countries with rapidly growing economies, such as Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.International migration remains highly concentrated
In 2013, half of all international migrants lived in 10 countries, with the US hosting the largest number (45.8 million), followed by the Russian Federation (11 million); Germany (9.8 million); Saudi Arabia (9.1 million); United Arab Emirates (7.8 million); United Kingdom (7.8 million); France (7.4 million); Canada (7.3 million); Australia (6.5 million); and Spain (6.5 million).The US gained the largest absolute number of international migrants between 1990 and 2013—nearly 23 million, equal to one million additional migrants per year. The United Arab Emirates recorded the second largest gain with seven million, followed by Spain with six million.

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Flee the Unseasonably Cold UK Weather with Mid-Haul Holiday Offers from Hayes and Jarvis

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 3 aprile 2013

London, PRNewswire Take advantage of warm temperatures in the Middle East and North Africa with tempting holiday offers from the long haul specialist. With spring well underway, sun-starved Brits are still awaiting the first signs of the changing season as wintery weather continues to dominate in the UK. After a long winter punctuated by several snow flurries that brought the nation to a halt, chilly travellers can be forgiven for wanting to get away from the freezing conditions for a few days. With this in mind, Hayes and Jarvis are pleased to reveal a selection of tempting offers on mid-haul holidays to Dubai, Egypt and Abu Dhabi, perfect for beating those winter blues. Not only are these destinations virtually guaranteed to enjoy great weather, they are, at most, just a seven hour flight from the UK, meaning a swift transition from rain and bitter wind, to balmy temperatures and cocktails by the pool or beach. Egypt is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and is renowned for its wealth of historical treasures just waiting to be explored. From ancient ruins in Luxor to the pyramids and the river Nile, culture vultures are spoiled for choice here. Egypt is equally adept however as a luxury holiday location and the Ritz-Carlton in Sharm El Sheikh exemplifies five star treatment with five restaurants, three bars, five pools, sports facilities and a wellness centre. Stay here with Hayes and Jarvis for seven nights on a bed and breakfast basis from just £499 per person, saving up to £730 per couple. This offer includes a 50% accommodation discount. Flights depart on 21 April 2013 from Manchester. Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, arguably the Middle East’s most popular destination with holiday makers, and although it may have been overshadowed by its sister city Dubai until recently, Abu Dhabi has become more than a worthy rival to the UAE’s second city. Beautiful Gulf Coast beaches give way to a pristine cityscape that fuses traditional souks with ultra modern malls. Stay here for seven nights at the Beach Rotana Hotel and Towers on a bed and breakfast basis from just £749 per person, saving up to £276 per couple. Flights depart on 16 May 2013 from London Heathrow.
Dubai needs little introduction, this glistening metropolis rising from the desert offers the best of both city living and beach culture. Explore the vast malls, water parks and marvel at the Burj Khalifa, or just relax on the beach and soak up some sun. The Ocean View Hotel makes for a great base, and Hayes and Jarvis are delighted to offer complimentary half board here on a three night stay from just £699 per person, saving up to £394 per couple. Flights depart from London Gatwick on 22 April 2013.

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Declaration of Alumni of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 25 settembre 2012

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English: The 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations begins on September 25, 2007. According to tradition since the 1970’s, a Brazilian gives the inaugural speech. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Your Excellencies, Heads of States and Governments,
At the occasion of the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations, which is being held in troubled times of renewed violence and manifestations of anger between Western, Middle-East and North African countries, we thought it is our responsibility to share a message as Alumni of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Fellowship Programme.We believe that the General Assembly of the United Nations, comprising all 193 Members States, provides a unique and crucial forum for multilateral discussions. For a life in freedom, dignity and security, we urge all participants in this 67th session to exert their responsible leadership and make the dialogue of civilizations an absolute priority. The effort to bridge the cultural divide needs to be redoubled, promoting mutual understanding, trust and respect among and within societies at all levels.
We respect the right of freedom of expression, and are hopeful that all those availing themselves of that right do so in a responsible manner. We believe that any form of provocation can make misunderstanding bigger and feed the spiral of violence.Quoting a recent interview of Jorge Sampaio, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations and former President of the Portuguese Republic, we believe “it’s important to recognize that one person’s contemptible actions do not necessarily represent an entire nation, or everyone in a particular group or of a certain faith”. The overwhelming majority must occupy its rightful place in the dialogue, and not leave it to extremists.
Our group, as well as other networks of cultural ambassadors and global citizens, is most willing to mobilize positive energies and bring our determined contribution to develop diplomatic capital and cross cultural civic engagement.We took the initiative of this Declaration as members of an emerging international community, composed of 200 young leaders from more than 30 countries. Active in the fields of business, media, government and civil society, we all share the founding and lifetime experience of the UNAOC Fellowship Programme, aiming to enhance mutual knowledge and understanding between peoples and societies from Europe, North America and Muslim-majority countries in the Arab World.Thanks to this experience, we were given a unique opportunity to discuss long-term solutions for increased collaboration and friendship between the Western and the Arab world, going far beyond negative stereotypes, learning from each other and leveraging the many values we have in common.We believe in the extraordinary power of dialogue to change perceptions and avoid outdated radicalism and sensationalism. By taking part to the UNAOC Fellowship Programme, we accepted the challenge to apply lessons learned to both our personal and professional lives, in an effort to contribute as humble but committed agents of change.We believe that the Alliance of Civilizations is a timely, rightful and vital UN initiative aimed at improving understanding between the Western world and the Muslim world. Together with such like-minded organizations and programmes promoting intercultural dialogue, it should urgently be given all appropriate means to reach more people, especially young professionals, to raise awareness and reinforce individual and collective capacities to build one humanity out of our diverse cultures.
As we draft this declaration, two new groups of UNAOC Fellows, one from the Arab world and one from the Western world, are getting ready for a two-week discovery trip to Morocco, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, USA, Germany, Belgium and France. During this time, they will meet with policy makers, media leaders, local communities, grassroots organizations, and religious representatives to better understand how each of those societies embraces change. It is our hope that many more Fellows will continue the conversation through similar experiences in the years to come.Cultural diversity is our world’s most meaningful and precious asset. Let’s join our voices and efforts to foster pluralism and address in an appropriate way the alarming rise of all kinds of extremism.
Cédric Baecher (France)
Rabah Ghezali (France)
Gabriela Keseberg Dávalos (Germany)
Ali Aslan (Germany)
Amanda Figueras (Spain)
Victoria Martín de la Torre (Spain)
Carolina Sheinfeld (Spain)
Hafiz Moledina (Canada)
Shawn Lent (USA)
Molly Hellerman (USA)
Mohsin Mohi (USA)
Toni Panetta (USA)
Ted Teague (USA)
Manal Elattir (Morocco)
Sofana Dahlan (Saudi Arabia)
Dala Ghandour (Lebanon)
Haythem Kamel (Egypt)
Kholoud Mansour (Syria)
Wasel Elgayar (Libya)
Abdellah Brahimi (Algeria)
Mohammed Al-Shami (Yemen)
Alumni of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
Fellowship Programme

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First Financial Services Association to be Established in the UAE

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 aprile 2012

Dubai, (PRNewswire) A group of leading financial institutions in the United Arab Emirates have established the Financial Services Association (UAE), the first of its kind; a non-profit policy development and trade association for the financial services sector in the UAE. Such associations are integral to the development of a successful financial services sector in line with Global standards. The Financial Services Association (UAE) has been initially registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and is currently under-going registration in Abu Dhabi. Plans are also underway to register the Association onshore in Dubai in order to create a UAE chapter.
H.E. Mr. Abdullah Al-Turifi, CEO of the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA) has said: “By virtue of the role vested in the Authority to supervise and develop financial markets in the country, SCA welcomes the establishment of the Financial Services Association (UAE) and supports the latter’s determined efforts in boosting the performance and uplifting the markets. We see the activity of this association as a significant initiative which will further enrich the country’s financial sector. It also clearly reflects the great development achieved by UAE financial institutions at the local and international levels. We look forward to working together with the association and with all our strategic partners in the financial sector to further develop the UAE financial market for more successes and progress.”The Governor of the DIFC, H.E. Mr. Abdullah Saleh, commented: “We welcome and support such initiatives which provide UAE’s regulated financial services firms a platform to share their concerns, develop a progressive collaboration with the public sector, which optimistically will impact the industry over the long term”The Association’s board consists of several local and international financial companies from Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including: the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Invest AD, The National Investor, UBS AG, Fidelity Worldwide Investment, Franklin Templeton Investments, ING Investment Management, Allfunds Bank, Skandia International, in addition to Deloitte, and Clifford Chance. Capital Advantage acts as the Company Secretary. The membership pool of the Association consists of a diverse group across the various divisions of financial services in the UAE.

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Omnicell to Exhibit at Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 12 marzo 2012

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates,(PRNewswire) Omnicell, Inc., (NASDAQ:OMCL) a leading global provider of medication and supply management solutions and analytics software for healthcare facilities, will exhibit its state-of-the-art G4 technology at the Dubai International Pharmaceuticals and Technologies Conference and Exhibition (DUPHAT) March 12-14 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. DUPHAT is one of the most recognized and significant pharmaceutical events in the Middle East and North Africa. During the DUPHAT exhibition, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Omnicell experts to discuss medication automation best practices and to see Omnicell’s recently introduced G4 medication automation platform in demonstration. The G4 platform features a single unified medication database, the Savvy Mobile Medication System and the newly designed Anesthesia Workstation. Also highlighted will be the new integrated Medication Label Printer, a unique Omnicell solution that supports accurate medication administration with patient-specific labels that are efficiently printed at the mediation cabinet. Omnicell automation solutions are recognized with top honors by the leading independent rating agency, KLAS, based on extensive interviews of U.S. healthcare executives. For example, Omnicell has achieved the top KLAS distinction six years in a row for the OmniRx® automated medication system as well as “Best in KLAS” distinctions for its Pharmacy Automation Medication Carousels and the KLAS Category Leader award for its Anesthesia Workstation. In customer surveys, Omnicell has been consistently recognized for its innovation and long-term customer satisfaction.
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) is a leading provider of automated and business information solutions enabling hospitals and healthcare systems to streamline the medication administration process and manage costly medical supplies for increased operational efficiency and enhanced patient safety. Through seamless integration with a hospital’s existing IT infrastructure, Omnicell solutions empower healthcare facilities to achieve comprehensive automation of medication and supply management from the arrival at the loading dock to the patient’s bedside. Omnicell also provides healthcare facilities with business analytics software designed to improve medication diversion detection and regulatory compliance. Since 1992, Omnicell’s customer base has grown to over 2,500 hospital customers worldwide. Omnicell’s solutions address changing healthcare regulations while providing effective control of costs, charge capture for payer reimbursement and inventory management of medications and supplies. http://www.omnicell.com

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Un 2011 da record per Etihad Airways

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 16 febbraio 2012

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Etihad Airways, la compagnia di bandiera degli Emirati Arabi Uniti, ha reso noto di aver registrato un EBIT pari a 137 milioni di dollari americani, su ricavi in crescita del 36% a 4,1 miliardi di dollari (nel 2010: 2,98 miliardi di dollari). I risultati tengono conto degli utili prima di interessi, imposte, ammortamenti e noleggi
(EBITDAR) pari a 648 milioni dollari, con un utile netto di 14 milioni di dollari. Questo risultato da record è stato superiore rispetto all’obiettivo che la compagnia si era fissata per il 2011, il break even. James Hogan, Presidente e CEO di Etihad Airways, ha dichiarato: “Questo è un giorno storico per Etihad Airways e un grande risultato per una compagnia aerea con appena 8 anni di storia. Cinque anni fa avevamo dichiarato che avremmo prodotto utili entro il 2011. Nonostante la crisi finanziaria globale, i prezzi del petrolio costantemente elevati, instabilità regionali e
disastri naturali, abbiamo raggiunto il nostro obiettivo. Il mandato dei nostri azionisti era creare una compagnia aerea ‘best in class’, in grado di operare secondo i più alti standard di sicurezza e in grado di produrre redditività: abbiamo dunque conseguito quanto richiesto. Abbiamo fatto tutto ciò che avevamo promesso. Ora, passiamo alla fase successiva del nostro piano di sviluppo, in cui vogliamo conseguire una redditività costante e sostenibile. Considerate le sfide affrontate dal settore la nostra combinazione di crescita del fatturato e dell’aver iniziato a produrre utili può a buon titolo essere considerato uno dei migliori risultati a livello globale nell’intero settore in questo 2011. Inoltre puntiamo a mettere nuovamente a segno una forte crescita nel 2012, nonostante il difficile contesto economico globale, con un obiettivo di traffico passeggeri pari a 10 milioni e una corrispondente crescita dei profitti”, ha aggiunto Hoga

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Dubai Economic Department Recognizes Eastern Biotech’s Achievement at DubaiSME100

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 13 febbraio 2012

Dubai, UAE | Dubai Creek ¦ #2

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Dubai, UAE,(PRNewswire) Eastern Biotech & Life Sciences, a leading healthcare biotechnology and diagnostic company, providing preventive genetic testing services in Middle East, has been ranked #19 an honor list of the top Dubai SME 100. The ranking was announced by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum at a special ceremony held on the 12th February 2012 at Dubai World Trade Center. The first Dubai SME 100 ranking announcement ceremony was attended by distinguished guests and other dignitaries of Dubai Economic Department.Speaking at the ceremony, His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of DED, said: “I congratulate the first batch of Dubai SME 100 companies who has demonstrated the willingness & capabilities to be evaluated under the Dubai SME 100 Model. They have shown commendable performance and vision for growth & development.” Dubai SME 100 is a premier ranking of Dubai’s 100 top performing SMEs, launched by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development (Dubai SME). The Dubai SME 100 seeks to identify Dubai’s top SMEs that are role models the Emirate can be proud of. More than just a ranking, the objective of Dubai SME 100 is to inspire willing and able SMEs that have the potential to be world-class enterprises – to invest in innovation and people – for sustained growth.Out of 72,000 SMEs in Dubai, Eastern Biotech & Life Sciences (http://www.easternbiotech.com) has qualified to be among the top 20 SMEs in the 2011 Dubai SME 100 Ranking. “Eastern Biotech is delighted to receive such a prestigious award as it recognizes our sharp focus on offering innovative products on Genetic Testing and Genetic Counseling. The award has without doubt inspired us to leverage our capabilities for further expansion of this sector and growth within the region,” said Dr. Faruq M Badiuddin, Chairman and CEO of Eastern Biotech & Life Sciences. Eastern Biotech & Life Sciences established in 2005 at DUBIOTECH, Dubai Biotechnology Park, offers state of the art preventive healthcare products, through genetic testing services to the Middle East. These include Genetic Testing Screening services such as Advanced Premarital, Prenatal and Neonatal screening which are backed by a Genetic Counselling service unmatched in the region. This has resulted in the reduction in the incidence of Genetic Disorder that are so common in the regional Arab populations. Website: http://www.easternbiotech.com

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The 40th UAE National Day celebrations

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 4 novembre 2011

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Dubai, naseba seven – a week-long test of endurance which will see Scott Ragsdale attempt seven iron-distance triathlons across the seven Emirates of the UAE in seven consecutive days – has been officially incorporated in to the 40th UAE National Day celebrations programme.The seven-day challenge is endorsed by the country’s leading body for all sporting and youth-related activities, the UAE General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, as it complements their ‘live a healthy lifestyle’ campaign. Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, the Main Partner for the challenge, and Abu Dhabi Sports Council are amongst some of the UAE bodies that have extended their support for naseba seven.naseba seven starts in the Emirate of Fujairah on November 24th and concludes in Abu Dhabi on November 30th. In the ensuing three weeks, Scott will participate in a number of local activities designed to encourage individuals to focus on pursuing their aspirations and goals. These include school and other public visits where the ultimate aim is to have a positive impact.This week he planned to complete his third test week in Fujairah – effectively a practice run for naseba seven. The purpose of this final test week was to simulate the challenge and ensure Scott is fully prepared both mentally and physically.However on day four Scott crashed whilst cycling on a main road, sustaining injuries to his hip, shoulder and hand. As he hit the hard, dusty surface he suffered a blow to his head which split his helmet. As a precautionary measure he was taken to Fujairah hospital – with results later confirming he had not suffered a concussion. Following the incident Scott explained: “My leg is stiff and I won’t be able to train for several days and probably won’t be able to run for a week. This just adds to the challenge because when you fall down you just have to get back up and keep on climbing.”

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Investment opportunities

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 25 ottobre 2011

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Abu Dhabi Uae.New job skills and better learning could help curb youth unemployment that is costing the Arab region nearly $50 billion annually With the Middle East suffering from the highest youth unemployment rate in the world at 25%[1], international experts are calling on education stakeholders in the region to focus on helping young people acquire job skills and better learning to improve employment prospects. A report published by the International Finance Corporation titled Education for employment: Realizing Arab youth potential quantifies the economic loss of youth unemployment at $40 -$50 billion annually across the Arab region, equivalent to the GDP of countries such as Tunisia or Lebanon. Svava Lee Bjarnason, Senior Education Specialist, IFC, is among the international experts and featured speakers who will present a paper assessing education for employment initiatives throughout the region.
With the theme Modernising education to create tomorrow’s workforce, and various presentations and panel discussions dedicated to discussing education investment and strategies, Pert believes BFE MENA is the perfect platform for education stakeholders in the region to engage in meaningful discussions to help shape initiatives that will address the challenge of youth unemployment in the region.Other experts who will discuss the subject of investment potential and education strategies include Mourad Ezzine who will discuss the World Bank’s 2020 Education Strategy for the MENA region which underscores the critical need to equip young people with relevant job skills and better learning. As well as Geoff Hancock, Education Reform Director at Bahrain’s Economic Development Board, detailing Bahrain’s Numeracy Strategy.
As well as an interactive exhibition floor, this year’s Building Future Education MENA will include a full free-to-attend conference including world-renowned speakers from the field of education, the public awareness programme, high-level roundtable forums and design my learning space competition.The main conference will bring together those at the forefront of education from ministries, institutions, operators, architects and investors. The conference features in-depth panel discussions, based around specific research studies from BFE MENA’s Knowledge Partners Booz & Company, Parthenon and RAND Corporation, assessing the education market in the GCC and areas of potential investment. The conference will also cover key topics such as world-class facilities and learning environments, curriculum and school improvement, quality assurance, special education needs and sustainable education facilities.
Building Future Education (BFE) MENA in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) is a free-to-attend international exhibition and conference covering educational spaces, management, reform, investment and operation of all educational institutions and programmes in the MENA region; and covers all tiers of education.
BFE MENA attracts strong representation from the MENA region’s education ministries and councils including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Jordon and Lebanon and is organised by UBM Middle East.

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Dubai resident attempting to achieve the impossible

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 ottobre 2011

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Dubai. Starting in Fujairah on November 25th, Scott Rasgdale will attempt to complete an iron-distance triathlon every day for seven days across the seven emirates of the UAE. That’s a 3.8 km swim, followed by a 180 km cycle and 42 km run – every day for seven consecutive days across the seven Emirates of the UAE. naseba seven is endorsed by the UAE General Authority of Sports and Welfare, and has received support from many UAE partners including Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council. In addition, Scott is proud to be sponsored by some of the leading brands in sports, including Puma, LOOK cycles, Mavic, and Austrian-based companies Repuls and Peeroton.The seven-day challenge is powered by Puma, and since Scott switched to wearing their FAAS 500 running shoes, his knee pain after long runs has vanished. He commented: “I had both my knees operated on at the beginning of the year, and after every run I experienced terrible knee pain. Since I started training in the FAAS 500s, I have not felt any pain in my knees – none at all. I am sure this is because of the shoes.”One of the premier brands in cycling and the inventor of the first track single-piece carbon frame, LOOK, is the official bike sponsor and will be providing onsite support throughout the seven days. For the past six weeks they have been working closely with Scott and his coach on creating the perfect tri bike for his training, and on race day. Elite French company Mavic is sponsoring the shoes, helmet and wheels Scott will be using. Hardcore physical activity every day for seven consecutive days requires the ultimate in nutritional support. Peeroton is ensuring there is sufficient nutritional supplement support to aid Scott’s attempt to successfully complete the seven days. Finally, with recovery between each day all-important, Repuls is contributing products that reduce inflammation, pain and injuries by using intensive red light treatment.
Coinciding with the UAE’s 40th National Day theme and celebrations, naseba seven’s comprehensive schedule culminates in a one-day body and mind exhibiting platform taking place on December 1st in Abu Dhabi.

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