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February 18, 2020

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Royal DSM, Generation Unlimited partnership targets one million young farmers in Africa

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living has partnered with Generation Unlimited and Sight & Life to provide opportunities for young entrepreneurs through the development of agri-food businesses, with the aim of reaching and improving the lives of an estimated one million young smallholder farmers in Africa.

Generation Unlimited is a global partnership hosted by UNICEF that identifies and grows solutions"...

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February 18, 2020

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Japan donates 4,750 metric tons of rice to refugees in Uganda

Japan’s Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Kazuaki Kameda has handed over 4,758 metric tons of rice for distribution to refugees and socially vulnerable people including those in communities hosting refugees.

The donation is also topped up with the contribution of USD 640,000 in cash to meet associated costs like transportation, handling and storage.

The food donation has been"...

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February 18, 2020

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National Geographic Photographer Tells AURAK About His Work

National Geographic contributor Kiliii Yuyan gave a presentation about his photography titled ‘True Grit in Photography (and Life)’ at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK).

The presentation was organized in conjunction with the US Consulate General in Dubai and the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation.

Mr. Yuyan specializes in photographing the"...

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February 17, 2020

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First of Its Kind Book on the Digital Transformation of the UAE Launched in Collaboration with Smart Dubai

Authors Dr. Saeed K. Al Dhaheri and Ranjit Rajan have collaborated with Smart Dubai to publish a book on the digital transformation of the UAE, aptly titled, Digital Nation: How the United Arab Emirates is building a future based on tech innovation. The 160-page book officially launched at the 39th GITEX Technology Week in October 2019, will take you on a journey through the UAE’s ongoing digital transformation, driven by harnessing disruptive technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and digital innovation. H.E. Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Department said, “At Smart Dubai, one of our key priorities is establishing Dubai and the UAE as a global benchmark for smart transformation. We consistently look forward to partnering with projects such as the Digital Nation to expand our regions’ knowledge-sharing efforts with the world.......

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February 17, 2020

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Seoul Global Challenge 2019-2020 Finds Success in Finding Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Fine Dust in Seoul Subway

(AETOS Wire)-- The Seoul Global Challenge (hereinafter called SGC) 2019-2020, hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and organized by Seoul Business Agency (SBA) aimed at finding innovative solutions to urban problems by inviting global innovators, culminated with the awards ceremony on the 6th, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The subject of the 1st SGC was “Proposals on reducing fine dust levels in the Seoul Subway.” The Challenge brought together 106 companies from all parts of the world, including the United States, France, and Japan as well as Korea, who introduced their products for competition in three categories -- tunnel, platform, and train. The solutions selected as finalists were installed in the Seoul Subway to test their effectiveness in reducing fine dust levels. As a result, three teams were selected as winners with the most effective solution. KRW 500 million in prize money was awarded to the first-place winner and KRW 50 million each for two category winners. First-place winner Corning took part in the Challenge’s......

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February 17, 2020

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Al Zahra Hospital Sharjah bags three awards at MOHAP Innovation Awards

Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah won three awards at the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) Innovation Awards. The awards were held to recognize medical institutions that work towards offering quality healthcare solutions to their patients.

The hospital bagged the second spot under the category of “Most Innovative Hospital,” second position for a hospital with the “Most Innovative Physician,” and stood second in the “Most"...

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February 17, 2020

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Western Union Launches Worldwide Coronavirus Relief Drive

(AETOS Wire)-- Today, Western Union (NYSE: WU) a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, and the Western Union Foundation announced a USD $1M global matching challenge to help fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) and for relief in China and other affected countries. The combined Western Union and Western Union Foundation match will be up to USD $500,000. The Western Union Foundation is accepting contributions from Western Union employees, Agents, customers, and the public, across the globe between now and April 14, 2020. The aid will be pledged to local and global NGOs, including Give2Asia and International Medical Corps* for ongoing relief efforts in China and other impacted nations throughout the world, including to purchase supplies, equipment and frontline medical treatment. As of February 13, 46,997 individuals are estimated to have been infected with COVID-19, with 1,368 deaths globally (46,550 cases and 1,368 deaths in China), according to the World Health Organization. “Western Union is a global company and we support our customers,......

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February 17, 2020

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1.86 Customer Minutes Lost (CML) of Electricity per Year in Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved a new world record in electricity Customer Minutes Lost (CML) per year. DEWA recorded 1.86 minutes, in Dubai, compared to around 15 minutes recorded by leading electricity companies in the European Union. This is a new addition to DEWA’s record of international achievements in electricity and water services.

“At DEWA, we work according to the vision and directives of our leadership"...

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February 16, 2020

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Telefónica ‘O2’ UK Selects Mavenir Virtualized IMS

Mavenir, the leader in accelerating and redefining mobile network economics transformation for Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that Telefónica UK (FWB: O2UK) is deploying Mavenir’s virtualized IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) solution (vIMS) for VoLTE and VoWiFi in their nationwide Data Centers Infrastructure, which is based on the Telefónica Group blueprint for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) architecture.

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February 16, 2020

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NEXtCARE, the Region’s Leading Third-Party Administrator Launches Telehealth Service With Health at Hand

Health at Hand, one of the Middle East’s most advanced telehealth providers, has launched its services with NEXtCARE. In a bid to improve access to care for NEXtCARE members, Health at Hand has developed a software solution (SDK) to provide members access to a doctor through video consultation from anywhere in the world with no co-pay. Those using the service in Dubai will also be able to get their prescription medicine delivered to them within 60 minutes, or have lab test requests issued through the app. Members can"...

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