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Siemens marks 20 years as UAE entity, commits to build local talent - Dotemirates
20/03/2019

Siemens marks 20 years as UAE entity, commits to build local talent

Siemens marked 20 years since its establishment as a local limited liability company (LLC) in the United Arab Emirates on March 20, 2019. After more than 20 years of contributing to the country’s economy, its vital infrastructure and knowledge development among the local population, the company committed to making a bigger impact to support the UAE’s economic diversification targets and building local skills.Siemens operates as an LLC company in the UAE with partners Sir Easa Saleh Al Gurg, KCVO, CBE, and Mohamed Rubaya Al Mehairi. Over the next two years, Siemens will work to train Emirati nationals under a development...


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02/04/2019

Kenya: Biogas units running on cow dung help farmers

Project aim: Reducing deforestation and CO2 emissions in Kenya by promoting biogas units Project implementation: The NGO atmosfair is subsidizing small farmers to install the units. They are also training bricklayers and technicians and offering advice on how to properly deal with the resulting sludge Project scope: Since 2001, some 800 biogas units have been built in Kenya's Kiambu County. That number is expected to reach 2000 by the end of 2022 Project partner: atmosfair, Sustainable Energy Strategies Over 80 percent of Kenyans use firewood or charcoal to cook. But that's a problem in a country with high rates of...
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A new ‘Dumbo’ with classic themes

Elfman breaks his cardinal rule for ‘Dumbo’s’ score Tim Burton gave his live-action remake of “Dumbo” a more contemporary feel, but the film’s stars say the director kept the simple essence and elegance of the 1941 Disney ‘toon intact. “He’s not just an incredible visual artist, he’s just got tons of heart,” said the film’s star, Colin Farrell. “He’s the right guy because at the center of this film … are themes like inclusion and celebrating difference and acceptance.” Farrell, who plays Holt Farrier, a wounded World War I veteran who along with his children seek to protect Dumbo from...
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Clearing landmines in Ukraine, one careful step at a time

Sheltering in the basement of his family home in eastern Ukraine, Volodymyr Zayika, 71, was in the dark. Shelling had severed the electricity supply. Venturing out to check on some electrical wires, he felt his foot snag on a wire. “There was a flash,” he recalls. “Something hissed on my right. Then there was a blast.” Volodymyr came to on the ground, lying in a cloud of smoke and covered in blood. Later, he learned he had stepped on a trip wire and received wounds to his head, groin and chest, as well his leg and shoulder. Two local men...

02/04/2019

Dubai’s mega Historical District project takes shape

The mega Dubai Historical District (DHD) project is taking shape in the emirate with the first phase, the Al Shindagha museum, now open.The museum and the wider project is being developed by the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority in collaboration with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Tourism.The heritage museum showcases the UAE’s past through exhibitions, organised events, and specialised public-learning programmes.One of the highlights is the Perfume House, which showcases traditional and industrial perfume-making techniques.‘The Dubai Creek: Birth of a City’ is another pavilion of the museum that will showcase artefacts and archival photography charting Dubai’s development from the past to...
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Saudis to seek $20bn investments for planned tourism landmark

Saudi Arabia is targeting up to $20bn of investments through 2035 for a planned landmark tourism destination and will hold a global investor roadshow before the end of the year, the head of the project told Reuters.Al Ula, the site of an ancient civilisation in a remote northwestern corner of the country, is part of plans by the world’s top crude exporter to diversify its economy away from oil and open up after decades of reclusion.Amr Madani, chief executive of the Royal Commission for Al Ula, said in an interview this week he expects targeted investments to eventually generate 35,000...

Nutritious food to boost your energy this summer

New Delhi: As the spine-chilling winter has made its way out, it's time to prepare ourselves to combat the scorching heat. If you are experiencing energy dip in this blistering heat, your body needs a boost and eating the right kind of food could help replenish the much-needed energy. Shrivelling in the intense heat, struggling in the nauseating pollution and not to forget the ceaseless traffic, your body experiences a lot of dehydration and energy drop. It is invariably important to hydrate yourself during this season by drinking ample amount of water. But at the same time, eating the right...