October 17, 2019
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October 6, 2019

As part of a cooperation agreement between Al-Quds University (AQU) and Brescia University, a group of AQU’s medical students recently completed a clinical rotation program at Brescia Hospital in Italy.

The clinical training at the second largest hospital in Italy lasted for a month, and was facilitated by the Association of Palestinian Doctors in Europe. It targeted the students in the disciplines of General Surgery, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine,"...


October 16, 2019

Virgin Megastores in the UAE said it has replaced all its plastic shopping bags in the UAE with fully biodegradable bio-cassava bags from Avani and called on shoppers to take a stand and avoid using single-use plastic.

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Megastores, announcing the #thisbagisahero campaign on social media alongside a video showing how Avani’s bio-cassava bags are made said: “Virgin Megastore is repacking plastic shopping bags with fully biodegradable bio-cassava bags across all of their UAE stores - great initiative.”

Branson’s Instagram post has already been viewed over 100,000"...

October 16, 2019

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Romaco Siebler and foil specialist Huhtamaki will show the first recyclable strip packaging for pharmaceutical solids at the CPhI Worldwide running from November 5 to 7 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The companies will launch the market’s first ever recyclable unit dose packaging for solid pharmaceutical products. An HM 1-230 heat-sealing machine from Romaco Siebler will be used to manufacture the Push Packs.

The newest Push Pack model is made from recyclable polyolefin laminate. The unique structure of the strip packaging foil enables it to be recycled back into the material loop. More than"...

October 16, 2019

Al-Quds University (AQU), the Arab American University, and Palestine Polytechnic University celebrated the launch of the Doctorate Program in Information Technology Engineering, the first of its kind in Palestine.

The ceremony was attended by the President of Al-Quds University Professor Imad Abu Kishek, the President of Palestine Polytechnic University Professor Imad Al-Khatib, the Vice President of the Arab American University, as well as the program’s faculty, and the first cohort of students accepted in the program.


October 16, 2019

The Airways Aviation, a global flight training group, has announced the acquisition of the renowned French Aviation Education & Training organisation Esma (Ecole Supérieure des Métiers de l'Aéronautique).

With the addition of Esma, the Oxford-based group now boasts built up facilities of approximately 25,000 sq m along with the largest and most diverse (‘beaches to alps’) pilot training area footprint in the world covering approximately 350,000 sq/km across the UK, Spain, France, Montenegro and Australia.

'These are unprecedented times in aviation as we accelerate & expand"...

October 16, 2019

UAE-based luxury project developer Damac Properties has announced the topping out of its master development, Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

The project, which was envisioned by Damac Properties in collaboration with Paramount Hotels & Resorts, features one of Dubai’s highest infinity pools on the 64th level.

Once complete, the infinity pool will offer hotel guests and residents a breath-taking panoramic view of Dubai’s Burj area from a height of 235m, said the developer in a statement.

Over 80 per cent of the tower’s external façade and casting"...

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