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Health Ministry expects high MERS cases in coming weeks
Healthcare | Monday 9 February, 2015 7:43 am
Deputy Health Minister for Public Health Abdul Aziz Saeed says the coming weeks will witness an increased number of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus cases because of unfavorable weather forecasts.Saeed confirmed the ministry has made the necessary preparations to deal with the...
Labor move gives firms Saudization relief
Business & Money | Monday 9 February, 2015 7:41 am
The Labor Ministry has softened its Saudization drive in favor of businesses by canceling a previous decision that demanded 13 weeks for confirmation of a Saudi’s appointment as a full employee under Nitaqat.Under the new decision, a Saudi would be calculated in the Nitaqat system soon after his...
CPP, NAWAH Strike Agreement Aimed at Iraq Market
Environment & Energy | Monday 9 February, 2015 12:32 am
Pipeline engineering and construction leader China Petroleum Pipeline, along with distributor and logistics service provider North America Western Asia Holdings, announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement to jointly pursue potential energy sector development projects in Iraq....
Massive dust storm envelopes Riyadh
Environment & Energy | Monday 9 February, 2015 12:17 am
A blanket of sandstorm swiped the capital on Sunday morning, enveloping city skyline with heavy dust caused by strong winds, hampering visibility and creating traffic snarls on busy roads.The traffic department advised motorists to exercise caution, use headlights and do not drive fast to avoid any ...
Iqama services only for expats with fingerprints in the system
Government | Monday 9 February, 2015 12:06 am
The Passport Department said Sunday it has blocked all passport- and iqama-related services for the residents who have not gone through the procedure of fingerprinting.“The department will continue to block these services to any expatriate who has not gone through the fingerprinting procedure at...
Deloitte: Technology investments a strategic priority; yet CIO innovation budgets remain insignificant
Technology & IT | Sunday 8 February, 2015 2:45 pm
Organisations across the globe are setting their sights on stronger growth and, for many, technology investment is a strategic priority. Digital, analytics and big data are taking precedence as technology is changing the way businesses operate and companies are adapting their operating models to...
Al Ain Zoo’s expert Veterinary team rescues distressed Giraffe
Environment & Energy | Sunday 8 February, 2015 2:22 pm
Al Ain Zoo’s Veterinary team recently came to the rescue of a distraught female giraffe that was suffering from a problematic labour with a stillborn calf.Al Ain Zoo’s team of veterinarians answered the call from Emirates Park Zoo, after the stillborn calf became trapped in the mother’s birth ...
It’s time for GCC’s most innovative products to shine.
Technology & IT | Sunday 8 February, 2015 2:11 pm
The Product of the Year Award (POY) is a prestigious award that rewards innovation in the FMCG sector. It is also the only award to be voted for by customers themselves, through an independent consumer survey. How important is this award to the industry and what is the need for such an award? The...
Williams-Sonoma launches the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center
Business & Money | Sunday 8 February, 2015 1:26 pm
Williams-Sonoma, the specialist for gourmet cookware and home entertaining, has launched the Vitamix Total Nutrition Center, a model exclusive to Williams-Sonoma, Kuwait. The Vitamix Total Nutrition Center is one of the best-performing and most versatile tools for home and commercial use. Millions...
Cisco Annual Security Report Exposes Widening Gulf between Perception and Reality of Cyber Threats
Technology & IT | Sunday 8 February, 2015 1:14 pm
The Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report released today, which examines both threat intelligence and cybersecurity trends, reveals that organizations must adopt an ‘all hands on deck’ approach to defend against cyber attacks. Attackers have become more proficient at taking advantage of gaps in...
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