Wednesday 28 September 2016

Haya Water aims to raise capacity 10-fold

Oman’s Haya Water, a major sewage treatment plant, plans to raise capacity to 900,000 cu m per day by year 2045 from the current intake capacity of 70,000 cu m, a top official said. The company will increase the daily capacity intake of the sewage treatment plant in Seeb fr


Floods, farms fuel jump in methane emissions

A sharp increase in methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in the Earth's atmosphere since 2007 is the result of higher emissions from biological sources such as rice paddies, cattle and swamps rather than fossil fuels, researchers said on Tuesday. Methane traps heat, contributing


Pfizer abandons plan to split into two

US drugmaker Pfizer said on Monday it had decided not to separate into two publicly traded companies by separating its low-growth generics from its patent-protected branded medicines. Instead, with the two operating as separate businesses within Pfizer, the company was already ac


Aster DM buys into HSMC Abu Dhabi

Aster DM Healthcare has acquired 60 per cent stake in Harley Street Medical Center (HSMC) in Abu Dhabi.  Currently operating as a day-care surgery facility, the center is staffed by European trained medical practitioners specialized in urology, plastic surgery, gynecology, g


$1bn Abu Dhabi medical city set for 2017 handover

More than 85 per cent of the work at the Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has been completed and was track for handover to the emirate's health services company Seha in the fourth quarter of 2017, said a report. The Dh4-billion ($1.08 billion) medical city wil


Ajman hospital to offer dentistry training program

Gulf Medical University in Ajman, UAE, said its college of dentistry has been granted permission by the Ministry of Health to offer one-year internship training program to graduates of dentistry from other institutions. The ministry has accredited the dental centres in Thumbay Ho


Deal to curb airline emissions likely in Montreal

The world's first deal to curb pollution from commercial flights is expected after United Nations-led talks kick off next week in Montreal, although European lawmakers remain sceptical that it would be tough enough. The agreement, backed by the United States, China and the Un


Horyou to host social innovation forum at COP22

Horyou, the social network for social good, has announced the third edition of its Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF), a leading side event of COP22, the UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco in November. Titled “Shaping Be


Top Intersolar delegates tour The Sustainable City

The Sustainable City in Dubai, the region’s first fully operational sustainable community, took centre stage at the ‘Intersolar Middle East Exhibition and Conference’ that took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this week. A number of Intersolar delega


Moorfields Eye Hospital in complex eye treatment success

A team from Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, UAE, has successfully treated a patient who required a complex surgical implant of extremely powerful intraocular lenses (IOL) to treat her cataract (clouding of the eye's natural lens) and correct her high myopia (extreme short sightedness).

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