Wednesday 20 September 2017

KBRwyle wins $91m contract to support US Navy

KBR has announced that its global Government Service business, KBRwyle, was awarded a $91 million base operating support services contract by the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic. Under the terms of this latest contract, KBRwyle will support services at v


Yummex honours innovators in snacks, confectionary

Global innovators in the snack and confectionary industry were rewarded for their cutting-edge innovation at the yummex Middle East Innovation Awards, held yesterday (September 18) at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The awards recognised the international innovation of sweet


GPCA fertilizer forum to highlight market drivers

The impact of new market changes on fertilizer trade and key drivers behind future growth will be discussed in detail at the upcoming GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association) Fertilizer Convention in Bahrain. The 8th edition of the annual convention is set to take pla


UAE to regulate gold balances by year-end

Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) said process has begun on controlling the gold balances in the UAE in a precise manner, thus ensuring that interests of both the consumer and dealer are safeguarded. The country's gold, jewellry and gemstone markets are co


Halal Expo Dubai opens to 4,000 trade visitors

Around 4,000 people, mostly buyers and sellers of Halal products and services from 40 countries are expected to attend Halal Expo Dubai, which opened in Dubai today (September 18). Amina Ahmed Mohammed, chief executive officer of the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (E


UAE in hydroponic agriculture project tieup

The UAE's Ministry of Community Development has signed a memorandum of understanding with Union Coop, the largest co-operative in the UAE, to develop the 'Hydroponic Agriculture Project'. The project aims to develop the capacities and skills of 'people of determin


Global hunger on the rise, driven by conflict, climate change

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, said a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition released today. At the same t


Many injured as terror strikes in London Tube

Over 18 people, including a schoolboy, were injured in an explosion on a London Tube train during the Friday morning rush hour sparking panic among the passengers. Police are treating the blast as a terrorist incident after commuters reported a "fireball flying down a carria


110kph new speed limit for two key Dubai roads

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and the General Headquarters of the Dubai Police have decided to reduce the speed limit on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road from 120 kph to 110 kph. According to a statement, the decision shall take effect on October


Abu Dhabi Executive Council reconstituted

UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued an Amiri Decree appointing HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, as the chairman of the Abu Dhabi Exe

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