Wednesday 30 July 2014

'Office of Resilience' set up in Byblos

Lebanon's city of Byblos and 100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) have announced the creation of the first “Office of Resilience” in the Middle East.   Tony Sfeir was appointed as the city’s chief resilience officer (CR


Bahrain fundraiser for Gaza extended

A nation-wide fundraiser in support of Palestinians in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip has been extended by one week in Bahrain.   Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) board of trustees' chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalif


Bahrain model created using 3D printing

A huge scale model of Bahrain has been created by a Sitra-based company using a revolutionary new 3D printing technique.   Usually 3D printers are used to print objects no larger than a basketball, but engineering services f


Jadwa’s fund sells Gulf Union Foods stake

Jadwa Investment, a Saudi Arabian private equity house and investment bank, said its Food and Beverage Opportunity Fund has sold its 30 per cent stake in Gulf Union Foods Company (GUFC), a leading beverage producers, to Olayan Financing Company. 


Eat chocolate, not sugar

MycoTechnology, a food technology company has developed a new process using gourmet fungi (mushrooms) to reduce the bitterness in cocoa beans that it believes will cut sugar content in chocolate candy. "We use mushrooms that we train specifically to remove unwanted aspects o


Qatar 2022 probe report delayed till Sept

An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, is only likely to be finished in September, Fifa said in a statement.   "We expect to deliver our r


Bahrain wastes 400 tonnes of food per day

Bahrain is expected to generate more than 400 tonnes of food waste per day during Ramadan, according to a report by Supreme Council for Environment's waste disposal unit.   The GCC countries stand out as among the world&


Just Falafel to open 10 outlets in Oman

UAE-based food chain Just Falafel has signed to open 10 stores in Oman with the Jawad Sultan Group.   The new stores will be located throughout the country, with the first two restaurants centrered around Muscat, said a stat


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