Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), a Swiss long-range solar-powered aircraft, landed successfully in Nanjing, People’s Republic of China, following a 20-day stay in Chongqing.
With Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the solar airplane concluded the sixth leg of the historic trip around the world last evening at 11:28 pm local time China (3:28 pm GMT).
Si2's pioneering team celebrated the arrival of the solar aircraft, which covered 1,344 km over 17 hours and 22 minutes.
The long-awaited fashion shot featuring global sensation Jessica Minh Anh in Tony Ward’s red dress on the iconic Brooklyn Bridge has been revealed today (April 22). The photo was taken as part of the promo campaign for Jessica Minh Anh’s Spring Fashion Show 2015 on the Hudson River in New York last month. The famous bridge among many other architectural wonders in New York skyline was the backdrop for Jessica’s highly successful floating catwalk. Tony Ward Couture was among 10 other fashion brands which participated in the phenomenon.
Disney sisters ready for Dubai act
The royal sisters - Anna, Elsa - from the hit movie 'Frozen' along with the hilarious snowman Olaf will be in Dubai, UAE, to take all Disney fans for a joy ride during the summer holidays in June.http://tradearabia.net/news/MEDIA_280371.html
Bahrain celebrates Hamilton win
Fans from all over the world packed stands yesterday to cheer Lewis Hamilton to victory in the Gulf Air Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix.
They were led by His Majesty King Hamad who joined local and international celebrities to make this year's event a record one.
The British driver started from pole for the first time in the desert race under floodlights and was largely untroubled, finishing ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen and his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, whose braking problem with two laps remaining let in Raikkonen.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, awarded the prize to the winners. He also praised the role of F1 in attracting investment and promoting tourism in Bahrain.-TradeArabia News Service
Hamilton clinches Bahrain GP
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix for the second year in a row on Sunday with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen back on the podium to deny Mercedes another one-two finish. For more details check: http://tradearabia.com/news/MTR_280131.html
Sheikh Ahmed honoured
The Region Africa and Middle East (RAME-2015) conference of the Switzerland-headquartered International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) opened today (April 19) at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City.
The event was inaugurated by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
Dubai will have the world’s biggest cargo facility when the Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first fully-integrated aerotropolis, gets fully completed, offering 12 million tonnes of cargo capacity, said Sheikh Ahmed.
Dubai, he said, already has one of the best infrastructures in the world, including excellent and extensive facilities for the cargo and logistics industry, and had proved to be an ideal trade corridor between the East and West and benefitting the Mena region and South Asia (Menasa).
Sheikh Ahmed received a plaque as a token of appreciation for his support to Fiata and the logistics industry.
ARTSPACE Gallery, one of the art world's leading platforms for contemporary Middle Eastern art in Dubai, UAE will host an exhibition showcasing the works of renowned calligraphy artist Mouneer al Shaarani.
The event, sponsored by Praesidium, a leading regulatory, compliance and client advisory firm, opens tomorrow (April 20) and run until May 16.
Mouneer Al- Shaarani is a celebrated calligrapher, designer and writer, living and working in Syria. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus (1977). He studied under the Syrian calligrapher, Badawi Al Dirany.
Germany's Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt test drove under realistic conditions on Autobahn A9 an Audi A7 piloted driving concept vehicle. The car drives autonomously – including lane changes and passing.
Dobrindt said after his ride in the test vehicle, “Jack”: “Automated driving is not something out of science fiction. In a few years there will be piloted vehicles driving on the roads. Digital technology can assume tasks from the driver and provide enhanced safety and convenience. The long term goal is completely networked roads."
Dobrindt recently declared a section of the German Autobahn A9 to be a high-tech superhighway. It will serve as a test bed for the networked automobile of the future.
Dubai project wins top award
lyas and Mustafa Galadari, the owners of IMG Worlds of Adventure, the first mega-themed entertainment destination coming up in Dubai, UAE, reveiving the “Best Stand Design 2015” award at the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) 2015. For further details, check http://172.18.0.50/ta/news/MEDIA_280059.html
Hamilton wins F1 pole position
Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton limbering up for qualifying with the fastest time in final Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Saturday. The Mercedes driver, championship leader and winner of two of this season's three races, lapped the Sakhir circuit on a gusty afternoon with a best time of one minute 34.599 seconds.For more details check http://tradearabia.com/news/MTR_280047.html
F1 fever grips Bahrain
The F1 fever has gripped Bahrain with the start of the much anticipated Gulf Air Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit. Thousands of racing fans witnessed thrilling action both on and off the track. For detailed report, check http://tradearabia.com/news/MTR_280036.html
Abu Dhabi Ports greeted luxury cruise liner Queen Elizabeth’s arrival in Zayed Port with a traditional Emirati welcome, to mark the second Cunard cruise ship of the season and Cunard’s 175th anniversary.
Abdulkareem Al Masabi, vice president operations, Abu Dhabi Ports, presented Queen Elizabeth’s Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge with a cake and a model dhow to congratulate Cunard on its anniversary of the shipping lines first ocean crossing and it's first 'cruise'.
The Queen Elizabeth is currently on a world tour. Having previously called at the port in Mumbai, India, the ship has headed onto Dubai, UAE, and her final destination will be Southampton, England.
The Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (Getex) opened today (April 15) n Dubai with the participation of more than 350 education providers from 38 countries.
Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, led other high-level government officials in the inauguration of the event at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre today.
The opening ceremony was also attended by numerous university heads, school principals and hundreds of visitors and high school students. Taking place until April 17, this year’s three-day exhibition is expected to attract over 35,000 visitors.
Time capsule in mall
Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure group in the Mena region, today welcomed students from Bradenton Preparatory School in Dubai, UAE, to the creation and burial of a time capsule on the site of the City Centre Me’aisem mall.
The time capsule contains communication and technology tools such as mobile phones, magazines, newspapers, ‘letters to the future’ and other insights. Developed by Grade 6 to 12 students from the school in nearby Dubai Sports City, the time caspule will be a snapshot of community life in 2015 for the new retail destination, set to open later this year. It is the sixth City Centre mall in the UAE, and ninth in the region.
Limited edition Red Blackberry Passport
Saudi Arabia-based retailer Axiom has launched the limited edition Red BlackBerry Passport at a retail price of SR2,499 ($666). It features a 4.5-inch square display, making it the ideal device for reading e-books, viewing documents and browsing the web. - TradeArabia News Service
Best in Taste New Zealand
The Taste New Zealand 2015 professional chef competition came to a dazzling end as Chef Chloe St-Cyr was declared the winner at an exclusive awards night held at Purobeach, Conrad Hotel in Dubai, UAE. Chef Chloe works at the Dubai Hilton JBR and this is the first year she has entered the competition.
The 10 finalists competed in a cook-off using premium New Zealand ingredients at the ICCA on April 11, just 48 hours before the awards event.
New Zealand Ambassador to the UAE, Jeremy Clarke-Watson, presented the award to Chef Chloe.
Life in the fast lane
South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Company has announced the Middle East arrival of the all-new Sonata Turbo Sport.
Taking its place as the new flagship car in a model line-up that was launched in the region last September, the Sport Turbo can hit a top speed of 235 kmph and offers striking exterior design changes and a sporty interior.
The model features a 2.0L four-cylinder Turbo gasoline direct injection (T-GDI) engine which allows for increased acceleration, higher torque (35.7 kgm) and more power - at 245 ps it delivers a 38 per cent increase over the current range-topping model. Supporting this punchy engine, which can reach 0-100 in 7.5 seconds, is a newly refined sport-tuned suspension that results in a sportier driving experience even at top speeds.
'Fans Do Wonders' for Ooredoo
Ooredoo, a leading telecom operator, today announced that it will launch a new global communication campaign with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), a major Paris-based football club. In the campaign, called "Fans Do Wonders," five of Paris Saint-Germain's most recognisable players will connect with young fans around the world from the team's Parc des Princes stadium, using Ooredoo's faster networks and the power of the Internet.
Deal 2015 kicks off
Deal 2015, a leading amusement industry show in the Middle East, was officially inaugurated by director-general of Dubai Municipality Hussain Nasser Lootah, with senior management from International Expo Consults (IEC) and other international industry officials present today.
The three-day event will go on until April 16 at ‘The Arena’ and ‘Sheikh Saeed Hall 1’, World Trade Centre in Dubai.
This year, the show welcomed over 300 exhibitors from across 33 countries and is set to attract more than 7,000 trade visitors.
Bahrain's Ebrahim K Kanoo has donated a brand new bus to the Bahrain Philanthropic Society to facilitate its daily transportations. Mohammed Al-Nasser, human resources and administration manager of the company, handed over the bus to Dr Hassan Ebrahim Kamal, general secretary and board member at the Bahrain Philanthropic Society.
350 firms for Jeddah hospitality expo
More than 350 local and international companies are taking part in the Food, Hotel and Hospitality Arabia 2015 exhibition that opened yesterday (April 13) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The four-day event was inaugurated by Hassan Bin Obaid Sankouf, Director General of Agricultural Affairs of the Makkah Al Mukarramah region, at Jeddah Center for Forums and Events.
The annual event brings together professionals involved in buying and selling food products, services and equipment in addition to the latest innovations in the food industry.
Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, managing director & chief executive officer of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) and vice chairman of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), opened the fourth edition of Aluminium Middle East, a major industry exhibition featuring nearly 200 exhibitors from 30 countries, today (April 14) in Dubai, UAE.
The aluminium industry’s iconic trade show is taking place on a gross exhibition space of about 3,000 sq m. Germany, Italy and China have put up country pavilions at the exhibition which is expected to attract over 4,000 industry professionals from 75 countries.
Cyrine eyes politics
Lebanese superstar Cyrine Abdelnour has revealed, during a press conference in Dubai, UAE, that she wants to enter the political scene with a mission to end violence against women. Abdelnour sought the help of her large fan base, asking the support of one million Arab men and women, in her new venture.
The accomplished artist vowed to use her political power as a platform to defend women against violence and to push forward the rightful claim of gender equality and justice, particularly in the Arab world.
Her statement came during the press conference held by Al Aan TV for the launch of the third season of the reality show Bila Hudood.
New Cayenne GTS in Bahrain
Porsche Centre Bahrain, Behbehani Bros, celebrated the arrival of the all-new and intensified Porsche Cayenne GTS in the kingdom yesterday at an event. Also on show for the first time in Bahrain was the entry-level Cayenne featuring a powerful 3.6 litre V6 engine.
With a sporting bloodline which can be traced back to the legendary 904 Carrera GTS of 1963, the Cayenne GTS extends Porsche’s heritage of automotive excellence further into the modern era, the company said.
56 Years Later ... an exhibition
Moda Mall, the shopping and dining destination located in the iconic Bahrain World Trade Center, unveiled a photography exhibition yesterday entitled '56 Years Later’ at an exclusive reception held in the mall. The event was attended by more than 100 invited guests and shoppers.
The photo exhibition is by Mohammed Ismail. The photographs tell the story through pictures of documenting Cuba’s 56-year time-warp. The exhibition can be viewed from April 12 to 24. During the next 10 days more than 100 photographs will be on display. All the proceeds from the sale of the photographs will be donated to Ayadi Relief.
As part of its corporate social responsibility, Moda Mall is hosting the photo exhibition in partnership with Ayadi Relief, a Bahraini non-profit relief youth-led organization based in Bahrain. The charity continuously works to actively set up relief activities and projects both locally and internationally.
“We are pleased to be joining hands with Moda Mall and Mohammed Ismail who have generously offered their time to help us raise awareness about the underprivileged communities,” said Fajer Talal Mufeez, chairwoman of Ayadi Relief. "The proceeds will be dedicated to support our relief projects around the world.” - TradeArabia News Service
The Outdoor Design and Build Show 2015, the Middle East’s only event focusing purely on design and build for all public and private spaces, was opened today by Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General, Dubai Municipality, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
A series of briefing days are running alongside the Outdoor Design & Build Show, featuring local and international leaders in outdoor design and urban development. The Landscape 2020 series will bring together municipalities, developers and architects to showcase the most innovative urban projects, from concept through to completion.
Landscape 2020 started today with the Municipality Briefing Day, bringing together regional municipalities to provide an in-depth understanding of their current plans and requirements and how that aligns with their country’s strategic vision. Day Two tomorrow will focus on developers, delivering a detailed exploration of current projects, while Day Three will give architects a platform to share insights, best practice and world-class designs.
YuMi, new co-worker
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, today introduced YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm industrial robot, at the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology, Hannover Messe, Germany. “The new era of robotic coworkers is here," said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.
“YuMi makes collaboration between humans and robots a reality. It is the result of years of research and development, and will change the way humans and robots interact. YuMi is an element of our Internet of Things, Services and People strategy creating an automated future together.”