10 million plastic packaging saved: GROHE launches initiative to reduce plastic

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LIXIL EMENA has set itself the goal of creating plastic-free product packaging for its GROHE brand by 2021 Thanks to the initiative, approx.10 million plastic packaging could already be saved until today Cooperation with Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) supports common vision to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 July 2020. In 2018, GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, launched its initiative to replace plastic in product packaging with more sustainable alternatives. Until today, approximately 10 million items of…

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Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council launches virtual gallery to exhibit 78 limited-edition handmade luxury creations

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12 collections in diverse categories from Irthi’s 2019 product line will be hosted in a real gallery setting  Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council (Irthi), an affiliate of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, has announced the launch of an immersive and realistic virtual gallery featuring an exhibition of its 2019 product line comprising 78 exclusive handmade luxury products including sculptural totem-like chair stacks and landscape-inspired hand-blown glass vessels. The virtual tour, which takes place at Al Hamriyah Studios, Sharjah Art Foundation and available on www.irthi.com, allows viewers to explore products that are part…

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two Indians split AED 1 million Emirates Loto winnings Half a million reasons to smile:

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The AED 50 million rollover jackpot remains unclaimed 7 July 2020, Dubai–UAE: Last weekend saw two lucky winners share the AED 1 million prize by matching five out of six numbers in Emirates Loto’s twelfth draw. One of those winners was Kikkere Ali Abdul Muneer, a 35-year-old UAE visitor. Married and a father of one, Kikkere hasn’t yet got any ideas regarding what he will do with his winnings, and he said that there needs to be a family discussion on the subject. “I’ve never won anything before in my…

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Galaxy S20 series’ keyboard features How the Galaxy S20 series’ keyboard features are driving seamless user experiences

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 series has been a revelation since its introduction to the smartphone industry earlier this year, broadening consumers’ horizons and elevating their experiences in equal measure. Amongst the significant contributing factors to the individual and collective success of the S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra is the range of enhanced features that have been placed in Samsung enthusiasts’ hands. The reputation of these next-generation devices is continuously being propelled to newfound heights to combine style and sophistication, boost user capabilities, and offer more convenience than ever before. Various…

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BCG’s Jeel Tamooh workshop a virtual success

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BCG’s empowering initiative under its new format was a resounding success, welcoming nearly 100 participants who worked together in teams as part of the workshop’s Crack-the-Case practical activity   Riyadh, 7 July 2020 —Boston Consulting Group (BCG) held an engaging and productive workshop last week, as part of the Jeel Tamooh program. The initiative dedicated to inspiring and further transforming and honing the skills and knowledge of Saudi Arabia’s most distinguished university students into future leaders. In response to the global pandemic, communication with Jeel Tamooh participants has been maintained through online…

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HAUL IN ONE Sets a New Standard For Personalised Beauty Boxes in the UAE

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HAUL IN ONE, the Dubai based personalized beauty subscription box, launches its service in the UAE promising a new level of enjoyment and personalized experience for beauty lovers. Celebrating every woman’s unique definition of beauty, this exclusive beauty box goes the extra mile by providing a thoughtfully curated collection specific to a subscriber’s beauty and skincare needs. No two boxes are the same! And if you have any doubt that you will get your money’s worth with HAUL IN ONE, it’s probably worth even more as each box contains a…

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Inspire your child’s imagination and creativity

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** These toys   result in open-ended play, encourage creativity and provide years of learning! ** There are many different types of toys available on the market today, but all toys are not all created equal. Toys set the basis for how children experience life, and the right ones can be tools for understanding rather than just trying to keep them busy. When using the right toys, a child’s development will dictate its use rather it becoming obsolete. This is the reason why open-ended toys are so fundamental to your…

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EXPLORE AND PURCHASE ARTWORK BY UAE-BASED ARTISTS THE PAINTLY STORE

EXPLORE AND PURCHASE ARTWORK BY UAE-BASED ARTISTS

07 July 2020, Dubai, UAE: Having established a name for itself in 2018, The Paintly Store is ready for a new era, showcasing spectacular pieces of art, created by UAE-based artists, readily available for purchase via the easy-to-use website, The brainchild of Emirati artist, Maisoon Al Saleh, The Paintly Store features limited edition prints and original one-off paintings inspired by the Emirates and celebrating its wonderful culture. Al Saleh has already made huge waves internationally, renowned for painting under seawater and taking part in almost 100 exhibitions around the world,…

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R Hotels appoints cluster general manager for Wyndham hotels in Ajman

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Ravi Santiago to head R Hotels’ three properties in Ajman   Ajman, UAE (July 7, 2020) – R Hotels announces the appointment of Ravi Santiago as cluster general manager of Ramada Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Ajman, Ramada by Wyndham Beach Hotel Ajman, and Wyndham Garden Ajman Corniche. He brings in over 25 years of expertise spanning various industries with 15 years in the hospitality sector. Santiago has been with the R Hotels group since 2009. Before taking the helm as cluster general manager, he was the group financial controller…

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Lootah names new COO, CFO; marks seamless transition towards  the next phase of growth in the new era

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 Dubai, 7 July 2020: Lootah Real Estate Development (Lootah) – one of the region’s most prominent real estate developers – has announced the appointment of Russell Owen as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Faraz Kothari as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), in line with the centralisation of its organisational structure. The significant changes in leadership aim to redirect the focus on ensuring a seamless transition towards the next phase of growth in the beginning of a new era post-coronavirus. According to CEO Saleh Abdullah Lootah, the move reflects the company’s proactive…

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Amlak International Completes IPO Retail Coverage at 2,690%

Amlak International Completes IPO Retail Coverage at 2,690%

Total retail coverage at 2,690% Institutional book build achieved coverage of 498% Successful IPO demonstrates investor confidence in Company fundamentals and long-term attractiveness of Saudi capital market Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 7th July 2020 NCB Capital, Financial Advisor, Lead Manager, Bookrunner, and Underwriter for the IPO of Amlak International has announced that the offering of the Company’s shares was completed on Sunday 14/11/1441H (5 July 2020G), after finalising the retail subscription tranche, with coverage by individuals at a ratio of 26.90x. The total number of retail subscribers was 266,821, subscribing to…

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Dubai Culture Wins Excellence Award from Arab Federation for Libraries and Information

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Distinction in Dubai’s public libraries services and interaction with the public during the COVID-19 pandemic An integrated work system to support library staff and communicate with them during the closure Rich programmes to maintain the audience’s interaction with libraries and reading as a daily habit Supporting local writers and promoting their literary works through the ‘Introducing a Writer’ initiative Dubai, UAE, July 7, 2020: Dubai Culture and Arts Authority announced that its public libraries had won the Excellence Award in the ‘I Know” initiative launched by the Arab Federation for…

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Zayed University to Host First Virtual Commencement to Honor 2020 Graduating Class

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Her Excellency Noura Al Kaabi: Through our first-ever virtual graduation ceremony, we will aim to honor the graduates’ achievements, grit, and determination in an appropriate manner Dubai-UAE: 07 July 2020 – Zayed University (ZU), a national and regional leader of educational innovation, today announced that it will host its annual graduation ceremony virtually this year to celebrate the achievements of its students amid the global social distancing mandates in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. The University’s graduating class of 2020 includes 1,573 students from 28 different nationalities. This year’s ceremony,…

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Vivo V19: Cutting-edge Smartphone Camera Features Like No Other

Vivo V19: Cutting-edge Smartphone Camera Features Like No Other

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 July 2020: Smartphones are now the go to gadgets for capturing life’s most precious moments. The vast improvements in smartphone camera technology over the years and the capacity social media channels have to provide immediate feedback have resulted in the rise of a new tribe of photographers and selfie enthusiasts. As a company that puts consumers at the heart of its operations, vivo is keen to bring its young, always on the go consumers a high-quality camera-based smartphone that matches their lifestyle – particularly one…

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Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Open to Guests on August 1st

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Coco Collection Announces Reopening Maldives (7th July 2020) – Coco Collection is thrilled to announce that their two Maldivian resorts, Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, will reopen to guests on August 1st, 2020. The islands have enhanced their already rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols for the reopening to ensure the health and safety of all guests. These new operational standards at Coco Collection are being vetted by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspections and certification. Their team of expert advisors help ensure maximum efficacy in…

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Startup Studio initiated to meet current market needs Strategi Advisors

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Innovating and Scaling in the Age of Uncertainty drives the need for a dynamic Startup Studio To bring together innovative and forward-thinking visionaries to build an entrepreneurship ecosystem in the UAE that engages not only entrepreneurs but also decision makers and encourages startups to aim higher in terms of visibility and impact on the global stage, Strategi Advisors initiates their startup arm, the Strategi Startup Studio. With an abundance in Risk Capital in the UAE and startup scalability being the new heaven for investments diversification, Investors at all levels like HNI,…

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COVID-19 exposes companies without a digital roadmap and widens the DIGITAL DIVIDE

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Acceleration of digital transformation necessary to prepare for future disruptions Almost half of the global population still without internet access Collaboration between public and private sectors essential to prevent widening digital divide Strong business case for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to invest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) John O’Shea, Dell Technologies, and Pier Paolo Tamma, Pirelli debate the benefits of digital transformation at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit’s Virtual Edition (#GMIS2020) Hannover, Germany – July 7, 2020: Senior representatives from Dell Technologies and Pirelli today agreed that the acceleration…

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